November 2008

2008 ZOGBY POLL: ATLAS SHRUGGED READ BY 8.1%

For the second year in a row a Freestar Media/Zogby poll found that 8.1 percent of American adults have read the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. 

The sample was 1,338 adults interviewed by telephone with approximately 63 questions asked from 10/9/08 to 10/12/08. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges.

When asked "Have you ever read the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand?", 8.1% said "yes", 91.7% said "no" and 0.2% were not sure. The margin of error of the poll is +/- 2.7 percentage points. This result matches the 8.1 percent result from the 2007 Atlas Shrugged survey

Those living in the West (14%) are most likely to say they have read Ayn Rand, followed by those in the East (11%), the South (6%) and the central U.S. (4%). Democrats (11%) are more likely than independents (9%) and Republicans (6%) to say they have read the book. College graduates (17%) are the most likely education group to say they have read Atlas Shrugged, and those who earn more than $100,000 a year (15%) are the most likely income bracket to have read the book. 


HIRE LOGAN TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT MEETING

Logan Darrow Clements, producer of the movie "Sick and Sicker" is available to speak at your next meeting. His presentation covers the collapse of "single payer" medicine in Canada and free-market solutions to America's health care cost crisis. You'll also see 30 minutes of clips from the movie. He has spoken to audiences in California, Oregon, Montana and Washington DC to rave reviews. He can also speak on the topic of eminent domain abuse and his Lost Liberty Hotel project. For more information e-mail logan (at) freestarmovie (dot) com



October 17, 2007

ZOGBY POLL: ATLAS SHRUGGED READ BY 8.1%

A Freestar Media/Zogby poll found that 8.1 percent of American adults have read the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  The poll of 1,239 adults was conducted by Zogby International between October 10 and October 14, 2007 at the request of Freestar Media, LLC.  Among the poll's 80 questions was "Have you ever read the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand?".  The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. 

>>Read the full press release: HTML, PDF

Freestar would like to thank everyone who contributed toward the cost of the Zogby survey: Kelly N., Kimberly S., Jordan Z., Timothy B., David H., Steve N., Dagny T. and thanks to PledgeBank.com for bringing together all the donors.


MOVIE ABOUT EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE PUT ON HOLD

The movie about the eminent domain abuse and the Lost Liberty Hotel has been put on hold. Because the topic of socialized medicine is more timely Logan will finish "Sick and Sicker" before returning to his movie on eminent domain abuse. The eminent domain movie is also in need of additional financing.

July 21, 2006

GOVERNMENT TAKES HALPER HOME AND FARM

The Government of Piscataway, New Jersey
didn't want anyone to see it stealing the Halper home and 75 acre farm. However, several local newspaper photographers and three Freestar cameramen were on the property every day and often at night as well. Their solution, fine the Halpers $4,000 a day for each day they remain on the property in defiance of the court order to leave. This fine would eventually increase to $10,000 a day.

So Larry and Clara Halper had no choice but to leave. Thursday night they spent the night in a hotel and everyone else went home as well. It seems the government won again, just as they did in New London.

This morning Mark Halper showed up early to remove some of his equipment from the farm. According to Mark, a police officer guarding the Halper property said that the Piscataway SWAT team was sent in to storm the property in the middle of the night. Freestar is trying to verify this. So far, the Piscataway government is refusing to comment but is likewise not denying it.


The Eminent Domain Movie

LENIN GIVES AWARD TO MAYOR WAHLER

Piscataway, N.J. Mayor and eminent domain abuser Brian Wahler receives an award for confiscation of private property from Vladimir Lenin as part of Logan's movie about eminent domain abuse.

Mayor Wahler reacted to the award by sending a large portion of the Piscataway police force to intimidate us. Ultimately we had to run to our cars and flee as it seemed quite likely that the police would confiscate our tapes.

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June 27, 2005

The Lost Liberty Hotel

On Monday June 27, 2005 Freestar Media, LLC informed the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire that it wants to begin the permit process to build a hotel on the land owned by U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter. Mr. Souter was one of five justices who voted in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision to allow city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government believes it will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

This is where we would like to build our hotel. Click on photos to enlarge.

Read:

The U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo vs. City of New London decision

Freestar's fax to the City of Weare

Freestar's press release

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