Hour 1 - 3
Hour 1 -- Carla Gericke (President - Free State Project) provides and update on the FSP, and talks about the upcoming Liberty Forum
Hour 2 -- Scott Horton (talk show host; writer) on 'Wars and Rumors of Wars' (RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK - Ernie Discusses Anarchapulco)
Hour 3 -- Evan Cutler (TSA Watch) reports news related to the Transportation Security Administration
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March 3rd, 2015
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2015-03-03 Hour 1 Carla Gericke (Video Archive):
Carla Gericke (aka "Queen Quill") is a liberty activist, writer, and speaker. She is president of the Free State Project, and lives in New Hampshire.
Carla Gericke, JD, MFA, aka "Queen Quill," was born in the police state of South Africa and immigrated to California after winning a green card in the lottery. She practiced law as in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley before redirecting her efforts to liberty activism and writing.
In 2008, Carla moved with her husband, former FSP board member Louis Calitz, from New York City to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. During the day, she is the program director of a NH-based arts non-profit, teaches writing, and in her vast "free time" is s-l-o-w-l-y working on a book about the FSP.
In 2009-2010, Carla was the organizer of the Porcupine Freedom Festival ("Porcfest"), an annual gathering of thousands of liberty lovers hosted by the FSP in Lancaster, NH. In 2011, Carla became president of the FSP, a movement to attract 20,000 liberty activists to the "Live Free or Die" state.
Carla is a frequent radio guest, and speaks at pro-liberty conferences like Freedom Fest, Libertopia, Porcfest, and Liberty Forum, as well as on college campuses and retreats.
Carla likes cooking, yoga, keeping police accountable (she is currently suing the Weare PD for arresting her for filming police in public), voluntary monarchies, and killing the occasional turkey with her bare hands. Her personal motto is: Chill Don't Kill. (People that is. Food is fair game.)
President of the Free State Project
2015-03-03 Hour 2 Ernest Hancock
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News
2015-03-03 Hour 3 Evan Cutler (Video Archive):
Founding Director - TSA Watch
Founder & Organizer, Alaskans for Ron Paul 2012
Founder & Organizer, 2008, National DVDs for Delegates Project
2008 Alternate Delegate for Ron Paul
2008, Founder & Organizer, Alaska Ron Paul Delegates Meetup
Keeping an eye on TSA!
While the TSA is X-Rayting you with the ionized radiation of their porno-scans or groping your groin and/or breasts with "enhanced" pat-downs, who is watching them? Hopefully you are.
To collate TSA news. We are not TSA or affiliated with TSA. We are also not affiliated with any site we link to. If we are, we'll reveal it. We're not making money & we have no agenda except to bring TSA related information into the public forefront.
Introducing TSA Watch, a new Citizen Watchdog Group that will force the TSA to clean up their act.
Too many of our family, friends, and fellow travelers have been violated by agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While some may argue the need for federal security at airports, one thing is clear--it is not the American way to sacrifice fundamental liberty for temporary security. Whenever there are those who use security as an excuse to violate our property, our privacy, or our dignity, there need to be champions brave enough to stand up and draw a line.
We are creating TSA Watch, a new national non-profit membership organization to advocate for the right to travel without harassment and to be free of unwarranted search and seizure.
There truly is safety in numbers. Like "Neighborhood Watch" groups around the country, the key is to recruit enough members to make our presence known. And to do that, we need to get the message out widely—including letting people know that the TSA can't put you on a "no-fly" list for joining us. Those lists are handled by the FBI, not the TSA.
With a broad-based membership, both seen and unseen, our very presence can act to deter abuses by agents of the TSA.
And where that is not enough, we will document violations and bring the worst offenders to the attention of the TSA and the public.
TSA Watch will work to educate and organize members to document and even video record the TSA in action. We will help them to prepare and submit complaints about inappropriate TSA agent behavior, and to demand compliance with the Fourth Amendment. And where possible, we will help them to prosecute for theft and molestations, and for other violations of travelers' rights, dignity, and property.
As an organization, we will use web and phone app tools to collect complaint reports, map hot spots (sources of repeated complaints), and hold the TSA and their agents accountable for their actions. We will utilize professional tool-sets to document TSA misbehavior including sworn witness testimony, audio and visual recording, and new technologies for tracking items missing from passenger luggage.
Our members will receive articles and videos on how to deal with the TSA, TSA Watch tags and locks for their luggage, and members' services, including member discussion areas, help filing complaints, and more. A phone app will be developed to help members through the TSA security zones, document the process, and make filing complaints easy—and more effective. We will also provide and/or sell products useful for holding the TSA accountable and for promoting TSA Watch, including chips to track items, in-luggage cable locks to prevent theft during searches, and protocols for properly documenting claims. Other services may include a variety of seminars, litigation classes, legal insurance, legal counsel and other assistance.
To this end, we are seeking donations to create a stalwart legal and multimedia infrastructure. This is all to prepare for our true public launch, a national multimedia membership and funding campaign.
We are working every day on this mission and seek immediate funding. We sure could use your help—even if you think it's not much.
Your support in this early phase will be put to immediate use, building the legal and multimedia infrastructure for a successful and massive membership campaign.
Ultimately, we will meet or exceed our $1 million and 20,000 member initial target goals, creating a national nonprofit well positioned to defend our rights. The more help we receive now, the sooner we will reach these goals and make the real difference we can.
Our founding Director is Evan Cutler, who organized and led Alaskans for Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012. Evan also directed, fundraised and established the legal structure for the National DVDs for Delegates Project in 2008. He currently works with a small and growing team of volunteers.
Also, we are actively growing our non-profit's Board Of Directors and Advisors while we raise funds. If you are intebrested in becoming a part of our board, please contact us to let us know why you feel you might be a good match.
Likewise, if you have other ways to help that don't fit into the GoFundMe system, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We have just set up a very basic website at www.TSAWatch.org, and will be updating it as we can. You can also write to us with questions, suggestions, or concerns with an email via GoFundMe.
With your assistance, we can protect Americans' rights and prevent the TSA from violating our liberties.
There is no time like the present. Please feel free to donate whatever you wish, here on GoFundMe, right now.
How can we thank you for your support? Anyone who donates $5 or more will get free membership for two years, and the phone app for free once it's developed. Donations of $50 or more will receive the phone app and lifetime Charter Memberships to TSA Watch, for as long as we need to exist. Donations of $500 or more will earn you a spot on our Honorary Charter Advisory Board, if you want one.
Another way to help us gain momentum is to invite your friends to check out our project, and share a link to this page in the online gathering spots you feel it would interest people.
Together, we can and will make an important difference.
Thank you in advance for your help in making this project a reality!
Evan Cutler, Founding Director, TSA Watch