The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • April 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XV

Manchester, N.H.

If It Quacks Like a Duck

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 22:00 +0000

Just from personal observations, this issue somehow has more legs than a caterpillar and continues to steamroll our society while its hyped-up humanitarian excuse masks its inherent depravity.

In fact, this view connects with other similar issues, all of which tend to feed into their broad-based objective of reducing the world’s population—and it kicks off right here in the land of the free!

These issues begin with this recent need to change the gender of a child who has recently reached school age. Needless to say, if a grown-up saw one that young smoking a cigarette, it would greatly upset and startle. Yet somehow, this gruesome and evil program, which is being administered at our grade school levels, has somehow neutered any public rebuke, or at least none is being reported. If allowed to continue, a percentage of Americans will never contribute to their particular ‘family tree.”

Think back and recall; not that it’s a common routine, but there are instances of children playing when, occasionally, one would try on the clothes of their playmates who were the opposite sex. It’s called childhood innocence, playing/fooling around, even curiosity, but it’s only a momentary pastime; no way does it continue!

However, given the normalcy of curiosity during a child’s vulnerable early youth opens the door for school officials to ask, in a most leading and enticing manner, whether one would like to be of another sex. Considering what nature has in store for our younger ladies, this possible change may hold some interest, especially at a time when young minds are not fully able to grasp and analyze properly.

Returning to that overall goal of population reduction, how many millions of American babies have never been? So far, with totals of sixty million plus abortions, this population problem is being seriously addressed. Now, couple the numbers with the recent hike in gender-transforming procedures. As both address this inhuman goal, these procedures approach from opposite directions and tend to disassociate and mask the brutality. What is needed is to connect both the before and after-birth remedies, which are one and the same, given what both serve.

Consider a seemingly isolated issue: What all the people of the world require the most is food! America is often called ‘the world’s breadbasket’, and rightly so since she is famous for offsetting the world’s hunger. So, what do you do when this need for population control is so demanding? Short of detonating or otherwise destroying America’s vast farmlands, the next best option is to acquire and then control that acreage! Guess what has been happening? And the new land owner happens to be Red China!

Call me a skeptic, a radical, or just an old man with a wild imagination, but how come all this dovetails into a neat package? And it’s our enemies who are doing the wrapping! Yes, enemies, as in Red China!

This may be a turnoff, but stick around for some common sense. If one intended to destroy this last bastion of freedom, which is still America, the enemy would not deviate one iota from what good old “Uncle Joe” is currently implementing! Thus, the term enemy!

Heaven forbid we should discard our political loyalties long enough to care for what was our Blessings at birth: God, Country, and our Constitution, all of which ‘Uncle Joe” has defiantly and repeatedly forsaken! The bottom line for all of us is that we are declining, and the rate is quickening due to a certain day in November.

If the above assaults upon our people aren’t compelling enough, how is it that this compassionate ‘adult in the room’ has increased this ongoing invasion flow by initiating commercial air flights into our country? In addition to wide open borders remaining wide open so as to amass the cartel’s profit margins from funneling sex and slave labor, along with providing instant death to the tens of thousands who, each year, as they knowingly or not consume fentanyl! The consistency of these Red China imports astounds, but mainly due to our lack of any condemnation. First Covid, and now with this wonder drug!

 

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Dartmouth Health Ignores the Evidence

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 20:00 +0000

A recent op-ed “Truth about gender-affirming care for NH youth from Dartmouth Health Children’s” assures us Dartmouth’s practices are grounded in “evidence-based treatment protocols.” 

But authors Dr. Francis-Lim Liberty, head of the pediatric transgender program, and colleagues Dr. Keith Loud and Jessica Smith, don’t bother to provide that evidence. They also don’t explain how it led them to such different conclusions than France, England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland whose health agencies have either restricted puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors or issued stern warnings about their dangers.

Medical experts in Sweden combed through 9,934 abstracts, assessed the quality of the relevant research, and concluded that “hormonal treatment of gender dysphoria in this age group should be regarded as experimental treatment rather than standard procedure.” 

The National Health Service England all but banned the use of puberty blockers last month. They have also restricted cross-sex hormones to clinical research settings after systematic reviews showed no sound evidence these treatments improved mental health. Their statement explains:

We have concluded that there is not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness of [puberty blockers] to make the treatments routinely available at this time.

Dartmouth Health has testified that puberty blockers are safe and reversible. Combined with cross-sex hormones, they’re supposedly life-saving care. But no one knows the long-term effects of puberty blockers. There is evidence that they cause bone loss and lower IQ. A new study from the Mayo Clinic shows that puberty blockers cause mild to severe atrophy to boys’ sex glands.

Related: Trans or Die: The Ideological Blindness of a Dartmouth Health Endocrinologist

Far from being a “pause button,” almost every child who takes puberty blockers moves on to cross-sex hormones. Effects of cross-sex hormones include painful genital growth and atrophy of the reproductive and urinary systems. They also raise the risk of heart disease and cancer.

“Policies that are based on opinion and confusion rather than science or facts are not good for anyone,” Dartmouth Health asserts. Fair enough. Instead of giving us blanket assurances and citing the authority of major medical associations, why doesn’t Dartmouth Health share the evidence that supports its practices? Better yet, why don’t they share their own aggregate data regarding how these treatments affect their own patients’ cognitive ability and physical and emotional health?

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Going On Vacation, Leave Cookies For Squatters

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 18:00 +0000

How is this even a story in America? Have we lost every semblance of common sense that we can no longer distinguish between right and wrong at face value? Have we become so divisive that we must pick sides no matter how simplistic the situation is? Has society become so confused by victimhood that we no longer know what is legal or not?

In today’s America, if you are fortunate enough to enjoy an extended vacation or have a second home, you must consider the security of your property in your absence. You must have a 24/7 security system or schedule someone to check your residence frequently to ensure unwanted guests have not moved in during your absence. Not long ago, it was enough to lock the doors, but not in this WOKE, insane world that has taken over reality and common sense.

What used to be called a break-in or home invasion is now called Squatting, and the criminals are reclassified as Squatters. In the era of victimhood, squatters need shelter and are entitled to the shelter that you have. In some cities and states, these squatters are given more rights under the law than you do as the legal owner. You not only left your home, but you unknowingly put out the vacancy sign. These squatters simply saw an opportunity and acted on it. You have no right to make them leave. Did I say this is insane? (Grammarly just told me “insane” is insensitive. That’s the problem. We need to be less sensitive and call it as we see it).

It is not a coincidence that the incidents of Squatting have increased exponentially with the opening of the southern border. America was already experiencing a housing shortage. The conversion of apartments to condos has proven more profitable and stable for developers or owners but is frustrating for young adults looking for their first residence. Homeownership used to be a reality for most people, but it is becoming attainable only for the upper class. This scenario is a sad reality for Americans, and now, with three million illegal migrants needing places to stay, we have achieved critical mass with housing opportunities.

Unfortunately, we need new laws to protect people from the system that has abandoned them. In Liberal cities like New York, Chicago, or Baltimore, the legal system favors the Squatters, and homeowners are left to find alternative housing and spend unnecessary sums of money for legal assistance to regain entry into their own property. I’m sorry, did I say this is insane?

To add insult to injury, the properties have been destroyed when the Squatters are finally removed, and the owners are allowed to return to their homes. It is not enough for Squatters to live illegally in someone’s home. They must trash it. It may be insensitive to say it, but these Squatters are not human. They know they are breaking the law, but then they must destroy someone’s belongings out of disrespect or envy.

We are complicit that Squatting exists. By allowing our Justice System to be soft on crime, we are facilitating the breakdown of society. We set offenders free as businesses and people flee metropolitan areas for safer suburbs. But that is putting a bandaid on a gunshot wound. This problem will swell into the burbs if left unchecked. It is up to us to fight back against this Progressive agenda that wants to destroy America and get people back into office who understand right and wrong and love America. The clock is ticking, and it is time we become warriors and not observers. If we want to retain our rights and this great country, we must be willing to take the steps to hold it.

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MONDAY MEMES

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 16:00 +0000

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…

Take heart – there will be both a Wednesday and Friday Edition.  Last week’s Friday Edition.

Remember, ridicule and mockery are effective weapons:

  1. Ridicule cannot easily be fought
  2. Ridicule makes the enemy angry, and angry people make mistakes
  3. For those in the “squishy middle” a Thought Splinter (and Part II and Part III and Part IV) can often be hidden inside humor.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.

 

*** Warning, a few possibly off-color ones, in case tender eyes are about ***

 

 

 

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I’d call this Level 11 mocking.  Of us, and of the legal system.  Now, of course, he’s bought off the latter and wants to kill off most of the former.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been saying, for years, that the world is stacked with piles of dry tinder, that they’re all connected, and there are people playing with matches.  I fear that when one goes, they’ll all ignite.  Alas.  And this has nothing to do with any one nation; TPTB want WWIII to depopulate and to hide the coming Jab-pocalypse (see link section below about the virologist prediction… that and the cancers that are accelerating).  What better way to hide those than with a “good” world war?

 

 

 

 

 

 

But of course we’ll vote them out in 2024.  TINVOWOOT.

Having said that, assuming there is an election in November I WILL VOTE.  But I do not seriously expect anything except more fraud.

 

 

 

 

Yet another tragic and completely unnecessary death to be laid at Biden’s feet.

 

 

The poisonous hate this man has for America…

 

 

 

I was talking to my elderly, Holocaust-generation cousin.  She absolutely is still terrified of Covid and doesn’t go out much because of that fear.  And, of course, whatever is on the enemedia she believes implicitly.  It’s simply beyond her comprehension that the news could lie to her, or that the government is anything but benevolent.

 

 

 

 

Men and women of FAITH.  Like I said here:

In 1776 brave men pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the sake of freedom. Give me men and women of that character, that caliber – willing to take a stand, to fight whether by words or more.

Give me men – and women – like these. People who believe in LIBERTY, in FREEDOM, and the Constitution.

 

 

More than once I’ve commented that the novels 1984, Brave New World, and others were warnings… but they’re being used as manuals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done.

 

 

The comment is priceless.

 

 

Socialistopia’s foundation:

 

 

 

This was, actually, one of the milestones in my Wait one damn minute! waking up to the fact something was terribly awry.  That, plus the omerta against mentioning ANY possible early treatment and the mantra “We’ll just have to wait for the vaccine”… plus a few other data points… were instrumental in my saying that if they’re pushing it THIS HARD, something’s wrong.

 

 

 

Doubtless all up to date on their Jabs too.  Go get boosted again… and take choline supplements for a month beforehand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely weird.

 

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PSA – PSA – PSA – PSA – PSA

 

 

The curve will only accelerate.  At a trillion dollars in new debt every 100 days, and over a trillion just in interest payments this year?  Weimar, here we come.

 

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I have ZERO DOUBT that every illegal capable of bearing a child is hard at work getting preggers to crank out an anchor baby.  My essay on birthright and more from my old blog:

 

E Birthright Citizenship Immigration and Voting

 

 

 

 

When SHTF I fully expect a pilgrimage to my house for food, guns, ammo, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All those SJWs advocating for a minimum wage hike will have to eat layoffs.  And all the people looking forward to their raises will see their “pink slips” and then wonder why their good intentions backfired.  What’s that hue and cry?  “Why didn’t you warn us”?

 

 

 

 

Slip-Sliding Towards Hell with a Good Conscience – Granite Grok

 

 

 

Yes and no.  In a sane world it would.  IMHO – and I take no joy in this, nor do I await it with any enthusiasm whatsoever because I DO NOT WANT VIOLENCE – I think it will take dragging those responsible out from their oak paneled offices and mansions and stringing them up.

Again, I don’t want this.  I don’t.  But:

 

 

 

A little dated, but… YES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control the information flow, control what people believe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Link section (some mine, some from my Jarhead friend):

 

Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, a world respected virologist is warning about the long term effects of being “highly vaccinated”.  Long story short:  If you have all shots & boosters, you should be getting your worldly affairs in order ASAP.  And for the rest of us, we need to prepare for the chaos that will follow when millions start dying.:

Top International Virologist Issues Dire Warning: “Massive, Massive Tsunami of Death Among Highly Vaccinated…is Imminent” | The Gateway Pundit | by Cullen Linebarger

I’ve said before, I don’t want this to happen – with a few notable exceptions.  And while the timing seems to be off, I cited Vanden Bossche here:

Depopulation Speculations

Something to think about:  What good is being trained for combat, fully armed, prepped and ready, when a drone can find you and kill you in 10 minutes (or less) after it’s released, day or night?  For those who are considering fighting The Powers That Be in the upcoming civil war, I hope you have bunkers dug deep, because to a drone, anyone on the surface is a target (and probably toast).  Drones are cheap (compared to a trained and equipped soldier), and don’t require medical attention, sleep, pay, or even a military pension.  Expect the government to buy millions of them (with our money of course):

Bayou Renaissance Man: On today’s battlefield, soldiers are an endangered species

American citizens are being replaced by people who are more likely to vote Democrat.  The millions of illegals who have been allowed into this country by Slo-Joe are now registering to vote:

Registering Our Replacements to Vote in Federal Elections? (independentsentinel.com)

Related:

Looks Like Payback: DHS Targets Texas, Florida with Secret Migrant Flights – HotAir

And it looks like the illegals are getting most of the new jobs, while American citizen are put out to pasture:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/the-hidden-reality-behind-high-job-numbers-us-born-workers-see-decline-5621989

A group of “Jew haters” have taken over a park in New York City and are making “demands”.  Personally, I say if that’s the way you want to play it, block ALL traffic in OR out, and let them starve:

https://gellerreport.com/2024/04/jew-hating-terror-mob-take-over-nyc-park-autonomous-zone-banning-cops-jews-no-pigs-no-zionists.html

The “gifted & talented” programs are being shut down because of “equity”:  Understand:  They don’t want SMART kids, they want ones that will accept the narrative.

Moonbattery Seattle Schools Shut Down Gifted Programs Because Equity – Moonbattery

Wasn’t there a Vonnegut story about everyone being handicapped so that all were equal?

TL Davis with a great article about how the corruption in our government IS treason, and should be dealt with the same AS treason:

Corruption Is Treason – by T.L. Davis (substack.com)

The esteemed Victor Davis Hanson:

Victor Davis Hanson on X: “Why Are They Destroying Us? If someone wished to destroy America, could he do anything more catastrophic than what we currently see and hear each day? What would an existential enemy do that we have not already done to ourselves? Here are eleven now familiar steps to…” / X (twitter.com)

No wonder why the FBI wanted Ashley Biden’s diary back (and why they raided Project Veritas in the wee hours of the morning).  Turns out it was REAL, and Joe Biden really DID shower with his daughter when she was a young teen (and who knows what else).  So our current pResident is a perv!:

Feds ADMIT Ashley Biden ‘Inappropriate Showers with Dad’ Diary REAL! – Whatfinger News’ Choice Clips

That The Potato is a pedo is, IMHO, not questionable at this point.  What scares me is that so many don’t see this as a deal-breaker.

EPA Allows Highly Toxic Weedkiller on Food Crops — But Not Golf Courses • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Why, it’s like they really want us dead.  (HT Surak)

Nearly 1,000 Popular Consumer Products Contain Carcinogenic Estrogens • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Dr. Martin presents the documents proving finally the Vatican is the force behind the great cull . (bitchute.com)

Video, about 50 minutes.  He tends to bring receipts, but… damn, I don’t want to believe this.

BOMBSHELL – Pandemic of the vaccinated (substack.com)

Do you remember when world leaders were fear mongering about a ”pandemic of the unvaccinated” and that last year there would be a horrible winter for them?

Well, it now looks like the OPPOSITE is happening. The vaccinated are the ones that are getting infected and dying with covid. And not only that, we are seeing crazy high levels of excess mortality that appears to be unrelated to covid.

Remember when they said that the mRNA shots would protect people from being hospitalized? Well, just like with everything else they said, it turns out that was a lie.

Even worse, it seems to be that the more boosters people have had, the more they are in hospital.

Lots more at the article.

Two posts on the potential for bad things to happen with open borders (among other topics):

Glazov Gang: Oct 7th Coming to the USA? | Frontpage Mag

Glazov Gang: How America is Being Invaded, Softened and Destroyed | Frontpage Mag

And more on the invasion:

America Is Going to Be Targeted for a Massive Terrorist Attack…Will You Be Ready? (townhall.com)

Yes, the coming terrorist attacks will primarily come in the blue states. Those are the places that ensure that the citizens are vulnerable. But the ruling class won’t necessarily escape it as they are used to escaping the consequences of their other crimes. We will see the right to keep and bear arms protected only when our elites realize that they need to protect themselves, and that their security guards and their cops are not enough. But that’s going to mean heaps of dead before it happens. Remember that our ruling class would rather you be murdered by criminals or terrorists than have the ability to defend yourself against them … or against the elite itself, which is really its problem with American citizens keeping and bearing arms.

US preparing for ‘significant’ attack from Iran expected within one week – Washington Examiner

This attack will likely be on Israel, but given what we know and – more broadly – suspect about terror cells here, with more coming, those attacks are likely to be on US soil as well.  And terror is not all that’s coming across the border:

Tuberculosis outbreak at Chicago migrant shelters sparks urgent contact tracing as officials say a FIFTH of Latin American arrivals carry the disease | Daily Mail Online

Trans Activists Debate on Redditt: Which is Better to Further Their Political Cause- Committing Mass Suicide or Mass Genocide of ‘Cis’ People | The Gateway Pundit | by Margaret Flavin

Every time I think the trannies can get more batguano crazy, they exceed themselves.

Body Identity Integrity Disorder: Doctor Amputates Man’s Healthy Fingers | National Review

Heinlein’s crazy years.

You Now Need A Government License To Own A Chicken… (NO JOKE!) 6 Months Prison Sentence!!! – YouTube

War on independence.  In the UK, with The Potato doubtless being told by his handlers this is a good idea.  Especially with the dangerous bird flu coming.

Why Are Virginia Dems Working So Hard To Ban Election Audits? (thefederalist.com)

As Aesop said years ago (italics replaced by underlining, bolding added):

If Palpatine and Jar Jar won, the Leftards should welcome honest audits and recounts, the better to take another victory lap, while rubbing the Right’s noses in the Left’s inevitable march to the throne room of power. People who’ve actually scored a touchdown don’t bitch about re-watching the video that proves it. It’s that simple.

You can run the tape back and forth, and if the feet are inbounds, and the ball is in control, it’s a touchdown time after time after time.

So when one team’s coaches, and half the fans in the stadium, boo and catcall the replay, and start agitating loudly to ignore it and just call the touchdown without looking at that pesky video replay, you know they didn’t score, and you know they know they didn’t score, so all their histrionics and hissyfits beforehand and afterwards is just them being pissed that they lost, refusing to admit it, even to themselves, and terror at having their noses rubbed in you seeing it with your own lying eyes, on a 50′ tall jumbotron, in front of millions of eyewitnesses.

 

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Pick of the post:

 

 

Civilizational collapse incoming.  When the sheepdogs give up, your society is doomed.

Civilizational Collapse and Biology (Part 1) – Urban Scoop

Civilizational Collapse and Biology (Part 2) – Urban Scoop

Civilizational Collapse and Biology (Part 3) – Urban Scoop

 

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Palate Cleansers:

 

 

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Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho … Jo(k)e Sweeney Has Got To Go

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 14:00 +0000

Read the comments to Jo(k)e Sweeney’s Manifesto attempting to rationalize the outlawing of single-family zoning (the very “big government” approach to governance that he claims to oppose). It is undeniable from the comments that Jo(k)e does NOT represent real Republicans. So he should NOT be part of House GOP leadership.

But do NOT hold your breath waiting for that to happen. The GOP Majority Leader is a Libertarian. He voted with Jo(k)e Sweeney to outlaw single family zoning and turn New Hampshire into an endless sea of  “ADUs” (accessory dwelling units … in plain English, creating a “right” to build up to two “accessory dwelling units” on what was a single family lot), interspersed with large apartment complexes (“workforce housing” “multifamily housing”).

The bottom line: real Republicans are NOT represented by the NHGOP. Libertarians are running the NHGOP in the House, while the “Republican” Governor is more Democrat than Republican, while in the State Senate, the NHGOP leader is Jeb Bradley, who was considered one of the most liberal Republican State Reps when he served in the House. Perhaps the dysfunctionality of the NHGOP is part of the reason why Democrats and NOT Republicans have been moving to New Hampshire, and vice versa?

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Comment of the Week Is Back!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 12:00 +0000

After some thought and a month away from the thing, I’ve decided to bring the comment of the week back with a prize to whoever gets chosen. It is true that the last few winners never reached out to get their free goody, but that’s not a good enough reason to scrap it.

While we ran the award, the engagement was excellent. It’s tailed off a bit, and that’s disappointing. Debate is what we’re all about. I observed some excellent and often extensive debates that uncovered plenty of interesting opinions and analyses. If offering a free gift as an incentive encourages that, I’m all in.

Beginning today, we are rebooting the Comment of the Week award.

This new iteration will attempt to do things a bit differently. I will try my best to pick one comment each day (a comment of the day).

Beginning on Monday morning, the 15th (Tax Day!), the Grok will publish the daily selections, and you, dear readers and commenters, will have two days to vote for that week’s winner.

We will announce the winner on Wednesday Morning and ask them to contact me so I can send them some Grok gear as a reward.

The good news is that I’ve got enough “stuff” on hand to run this for at least the next 24 weeks. With your assistance, we will have not just great comments but two dozen winners. When September rolls around, we’ll consider extending it to the end of the year.

Good luck to everyone and let’s get commenting!

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DEI to be Rebranded as BRIDGE

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 10:00 +0000

It’s common for education reformers to change the names of fads that fail children in public schools. Mastery Learning became Outcome-Based Education (OBE). OBE failed, so they rebranded it into Competency-Based Education or Proficiency-Based Education. None of this helps students academically, so when parents figure it out, they put pressure on schools to abandon it.

That will become a tougher task now that much of this is enshrined in New Hampshire Law.

It should come as no surprise that DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) has become another failed fad. That would explain the need to change the name –so parents will be fooled.

DEI will now be rebranded and called BRIDGE.  “BRIDGE (Benchmarking Race, Inclusion, and Diversity in Global Engagement)” is a replacement program for DEI as DEI becomes another failed education fad.

All state legislation targeting DEI should also exclude rebrands like BRIDGE.

A pivot has already been planned as a way to move away from DEI towards Bridging and Belonging. https://belonging.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/leading_for_belonging_.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Night Cap: Good Hate, Bad Love

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 02:00 +0000

“Love” is considered a virtue, while “hate” is considered a vice. But not all forms of love are good, and not all hates are bad. If you love to set buildings on fire, molest children, or steal, these are obviously bad loves. If you hate racism, sexism, or injustices of all sorts, then these are good hates.

Time and again, in response to exposing Islam for what it is, Islamists retort by calling me a hatemonger instead of refuting my assertions.

Hence, I am bringing my case to the fair-minded public to judge. I disapprove a great deal about Islam, its founder, its theology, and the crimes it has perpetrated throughout its history, past and present.

Islam is the creation of one man, Muhammad. The man claimed he was visited many times by jinns. He also claimed that the angel Gabriel commissioned him as the emissary of the Lord of the Lords, the one and only creator of the entire universe, Allah.

Muhammad was ridiculed for reporting his nonsensical revelations (hallucinations) from Allah as an “insane poet.” His own people, the Quraysh, custodians of the idolatry of Mecca, eventually laughed Muhammad out of town. Yet, the illiterate Muhammad persisted in his claim and revealed the Quran in bits and pieces over some twenty years.

Islam’s rules of conduct, as encapsulated in the Sharia, are based on the Quran and the life of the Prophet himself. Even a cursory examination of the Quran clearly demonstrates its confused verbiage, contradictions, and primitive provisions that can hardly be word-for-word dictates of the one and only all-knowing and all-wise creator of the universe, as Muhammad claimed and Muslims blindly believe. The Quran and the Sharia are nothing more than the products of the thinking and way of life of the

Arabian Peninsula of long ago, with sprinklings from the Torah and the New Testament.

Islam considers itself the only and final valid religion. It allows a bit of tolerance for the “people of the book,” Jews and Christians, and none for billions of others with different religions or no religion at all.

Islam is a cult and not a religion. It meets all the criteria of cultism by imprisoning its adherents, dictating to them every detail of their lives, and condemning any member to the death of apostasy for daring to leave its fold.

So, here is a short list of Islamic beliefs and practices I abhor. In my view, it is good to hate them and demonic to love them.

* Islam has a caste system with the male believer on top, the female believer next in rank, followed by the male slave believer, and finally, the female slave believer. I reject slavery, as well as stratifying people, and firmly believe in equality for all.

* Islam is a misogynist cult where women are chattel. “Al-rejalo ghavamoon ala-alnesa,” men are rulers of women, asserts the Quran — one of hundreds of Islamic rulings that relegate women to subservience by virtue of their gender. Men are allowed four regular wives and numberless temporary ones, while any woman having a liaison with another man is automatically condemned to death by stoning.

* Education is a sin for the true believers, particularly for women. It is in eradicating this sin that the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan have systematically destroyed thousands of schools. To keep females away from schools, true believers raze schoolhouses to the ground and splash acid on the faces of the females daring to head for school.

* Freedom in all its forms, highly prized by free people, is taboo in Islam. The duty of the true believer is to surrender his humanness completely and will to the will of Allah as required in the Quran and dictated by the clergy.

* Islam’s justice system itself is criminal. Just a few examples should suffice here. In the court of law, a woman’s testimony counts as one-half of that of a man; the due process is either absent or perfunctory; thieves are subjected to amputation of limbs; minors and homosexuals are executed; adulterers are stoned to death; apostates are executed, and the families of the victims are forced to pay for the bullets that murdered their loved ones.

* Under Islam, collusion between the mosque and the state makes for the dehumanization of the citizenry. Any and all oppositions, be they religious, political, or otherwise, are brutally suppressed. The Islamic Republic of Iran, for instance, carried out summary execution of tens of thousands of opposition and dumped their bodies in mass graves in Khavaran, outside of Tehran, without even allowing the families of the victims to perform the burial rite.

* Islam’s war is not limited to the living. Anything and everything that is non-Islamic is systematically subjected to elimination and destruction. Just two examples: the Buddha statues in Bamyan were dynamited by the Taliban of Afghanistan, while the cemeteries of the Baha’is in Iran were bulldozed by the Islamic Republic’s thugs.

* Islamic clerics believe it their right to execute people they consider heretics and place bounties on the heads of those their bloody hands cannot reach. Salman Rushdie is one of the widely known cases.

* Slaveholder Islam is not content to limit its inhuman barbaric system to its traditional homelands. It has penetrated millions of adherents throughout Europe, America, and much of the world. Many of the new arrivals from the failed Islamic states do not realize that it is Islam that is the root cause of their centuries of backwardness and misery. These imprinted-from-birth Muslims are robots who are programmed to do all they can in obedience to the dictates of Muhammad’s Mein Kempf, the Quran (My Ummah).

Beliefs are the impetus to action. Islamic belief is the cause of the misery visited upon Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Islam’s dogma is anathema to every provision of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

If you love the Islamic terror manual, the Quran, and what it perpetrates, that’s bad love. If you hate all the terrible things that Islam advocates and carries out, that’s good hate.

Muslims, the world over, must make a Herculean effort to de-program themselves of the barbaric ideology of Islam; the free people should assist the Muslims in this endeavor, and together, we can all embrace the promptings of good hate and reject the dictates of bad love.

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G.E.T. R.E.A.L! – E: Education Reform

Granite Grok - Mon, 2024-04-08 00:00 +0000

Vermont’s K-12 public education system is broken. When Vermont passed Act 60 in 1997, our schools consistently performed in the top five nationwide. Since then, spending has exploded while student counts have dropped from 106,000 kids to less than 80,000, and test scores have been steadily falling for the past decade and a half.

The results, or lack thereof, speak for themselves in the latest NEAP (a.k.a. the National Report Card) scores that show dramatic declines in math and reading throughout the system. These include a 4-point decline in reading and a 9-point decline in mathematics. Compared to the 2012-13 school year full a decade earlier — well before Covid began in 2020, so that’s not a valid excuse — we see a decline of 7 points in reading and 14 in math.

While there are certainly many factors involved in student outcomes, we can’t dismiss the fact that increasingly, our public schools have become hyper-politicized with issues such as climate change, critical race theory, gender and sexuality, and anti-second amendment rights taking on a higher priority for faculty and staff than the core subjects of math, reading, writing, and science. As we write this, Outright Vermont and the Racial Justice Alliance of Montpelier High School are organizing a “School Walkout for Palestine” on March 27, which is sure to be more fun than taking geography class about where Israel and Gaza appear on a map.

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With this kind of behavior and culture – disrupting class and disrespecting and degrading the learning process through temper-tantrum political activism – not just tolerated but encouraged by faculty and staff, not to mention our majority political class, is it any wonder that discipline of any kind in the classroom is deteriorating to the detriment of not just learning but also student safety? The politicization of education is damaging our children in very real ways.

And what about the mental health crisis? Beyond the falling test scores, is it any surprise that when the focus of a child’s eight-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week public school experience is a constant message that the planet is on fire, your country is evil, everyone’s a racist or a victim of oppression, you may be a boy trapped in a girl’s body or vice versa, and the adults in charge don’t care about the future we’re going to leave you that we are witnessing increased mental health issues in our young people, manifesting in higher rates of depression, addiction, and suicide? The politicization of education is damaging our children in very real ways.

Seven Days recently ran an in-depth article, Too Many Vermont Kids Struggle to Read. What Went Wrong, which explained how Vermont’s public schools have been using a trendy but totally ineffective method of teaching reading for over a generation. How did this happen? The article explains, “…the politicization of literacy — with phonics often being thought of as a Republican cause — is one reason that scientific knowledge about reading hasn’t been put into practice widely.”

Again, the politicization of education is damaging our children in very real ways. So, Vermonters need to get real about the damage this approach to education is having, who is behind it, and how to fix it.

First and foremost, we need to get politics out of the classroom and restore a culture of academic excellence in core subjects: math, reading, writing, history, and the sciences. We need to get back to teaching our kids how to think, not what to think. And we need to restore discipline and mutual respect to the classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, and faculty lounges.

To this end, the legislature should repeal every curriculum mandate not associated with those core subjects and discourage via its power of the purse any public school activities that abuse the captive audience status of children in school to promote or oppose partisan political agendas. We need to give teachers the tools they need to establish and maintain discipline in the classrooms and hallways. We need to support students who excel academically just as we need to support those who need extra help.

All of these unacceptable results come despite increased spending year after year, and the escalating property taxes to fund those increases topped off by this year’s surreal 20 percent average property tax increase. (If there has been a more vivid “Get Real” moment than that, we don’t know it!) This is as unsustainable as it is irresponsible, and we will discuss education finance reform in a future GET REAL essay focused on Affordability.

Bill Huff, Orange County Republican Committee chair, on behalf of all the Republican County Committee chairs.

G.E.T. R.E.A.L. is a solemn promise and a positive path forward for our state by Vermont Republicans focused on improving the quality of life of our people. It is a prescription of policy proposals, and this is the third in a series of essays explaining the program.

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Daily Mail Report Looks Like a “List” of US States You Should Get the Hell Out Of …

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 22:00 +0000

Perhaps without intending to, a recent article in the UK Daily Mail reported on a list of states that Real Americans need to either take back now or make plans to exit soon!

That’s how the Daily Mail framed it, but perhaps it should have.

According to personal finance site Money, California was the first state to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which will put a complete ban to new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035.

Plans in the state, which is run by governor Gavin Newsom, specify that 35 percent of all new car sales will need to be zero-emission by 2026, rising to 68 percent by 2030.

Rhode Island was the most recent state to join the list of states pledging to ban the sale of gas-powered cars, joining Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington.

WherWhere’smont? Those tin-foil-hat descendants of weed-smoking climate-hippies signed up for left-coast Emissions goals. They are so committed that mobs of actual constituents can shoppose their plans, and the legislature ignores them. And they are serious. The only thing capable of knocking them off the climate altar is elections. Voters need to find some sanity at the ballot box and get a majority of sensible people to say, “Jan! Stop this crazy thing.”

If that’s an option, you might want to think about selling the family farm and moving to the right and into the yellow and red parts of the ideological electromagnetic spectrum. Related: VermVermont’sb (and Unconstitutional) Bill to Fine Big Oil for “EmisSions”

Yes, you will be able to keep your combustion engine vehicle for now. Previously enjoyed fuel-powered vehicles will not be banned. But no new ones and used ones will be impossibly expensive (given how much they cost now) and difficult to acquire—another privilege reserved for wealthy “colLectors.” And you can bet they will be coming for those, too, all despite an industry-wide admission that EVs are unreliable and customers don’t like them (two years in a row).

The survey reveals that, on average, EVs from the past three model years had 79 percent more problems than conventional cars. Based on owner responses on more than 330,000 vehicles, the survey covers 20 potential problem areas, including engine, transmission, electric motors, leaks, and infotainment systems.

I’d like to think that consumer demand will prevail, but the Climate Cult doesn’t take no for an answer. Biden’s federal mandate targets are set to  2032, with these states saying they will go battery vehicles or bust by 2035. If voters can’t find a way around the vote fraud or – as in many of these mostly rural states, states convince urban area voters Democrat politicians are bad for their lifestyle too – you are going to have to vote with your feet.

I did that in 1990 when I left western New York for New Hampshire. It was cigarette and beer taxes back then and look at New York State now. And while I love New Hampshire, if Democrats get even one session with a majority legislature and Democrat governor, they will immediately undo every good thing we’ve struggled for years to attain.

One session. All of it. Goodbye.

Republicans seem incapable of this kind of immediate action, and to many refuse to lean from the left. Democrats don’t run on raising taxes and ruining the economy. They run on reducing taxes, even though there is no example that they have ever done it, nor is their agenda capable of anything but tax hikes. They run on women’s health care when they could care less about the health and safety of women. Public safety? It is a bad joke, but everyone keeps laughing when they are the DemoDemocrat’schline.

We need a ballot box revolution. Numbers that are so huge they can’t be erased by “irregularities.” But you can’t just vote Dems out of office. You have to keep them out and then do what they do. Do what Florida did. Remove barriers to freedom and individual liberty and support the candidates who do that.

Or, do nothing, and before long, we won’t even be able to afford a car or truck to escape the blue-state hells we are trapped in, assuming they’d let us leave.

 

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No Jo(k)e … Outlawing Single-Family Housing Will Drive What Remains Of Real Republicans Out Of New Hampshire

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 20:00 +0000

The NHGOP is a noxious, dysfunctional amalgam of Rockefeller Republicans (or RINOs, if you prefer), Corporatists, Koch-bots, Free-Staters (or libertarians choosing to run for political office as Republicans, if you prefer), and a shrinking number of real Republicans.

Outlawing single-family housing, one of the goals of imposter-Republican Koch-bots like Jo(k)e Sweeney and Ross Berry, would further shrink the number of real Republicans.

Sometimes it is the person who raises the Bible the most who practices what he preaches the least. According to Jo(k)e Sweeney single-family zoning is anti-Biblical. I kid you not:

This principle, supported by libertarian thought and the teachings of the Bible, underscores the sanctity of private property rights. …Let us not be swayed by those who bear false witness against prosperity. My Bible teaches me the value of truth and the importance of bearing witness to it.

Who knew! Single-family zoning is the work of the Devil. And, as a corollary, those who seek to turn single-family zoned neighborhoods into a sea of “accessory dwelling units” (in effect turning every single-family lot into a three-unit apartment-complex), such as Jo(k)e Sweeney, are doing God’s work!

And this is just some of the pretentiousness in Jo(k)e Sweeney’s Manifesto. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke would, according to Jo(k)e, see single-family zoning as the antithesis of freedom. Yeah, right … you bought a single-family home in a neighborhood precisely because it was zoned single-family and you want your neighborhood to remain that way, and somehow that makes you a feudalist.

And speaking of “bear[ing] false witness,” Jo(k)e Sweeney is not proposing to outlaw single-family housing as a substitute for apartment-complexes. To the contrary, Jo(k)e wants to eat his cake and have it too. Turning single-family neighborhoods into seas of “accessory dwelling units” is IN ADDITION TO all of the new apartment complexes that Jo(k)e and his ilk want to build.

And I bet you did NOT know that single-family housing is what has turned New Hampshire blue!

Exclusionary zoning and strict regulations on who can and cannot build is turning our state blue.

Yeah, right. It is not the NHGOP’s obsession with cutting business taxes, while refusing to institute measures such as a hard-cap on local property taxes that is turning New Hampshire blue. It’s not the NHGOP refusing to ban DEI (that lovely euphemism for anti-white racism) that is turning New Hampshire blue. It is not the NHGOP going along with the “diversity is our strength” canard that is turning New Hampshire blue. It is not that Sun-King Sununu’s COVID-policies were indistinguishable from Blue States’. It is YOUR FAULT for wanting to maintain single-family zoning in your neighborhood that you moved into precisely because it was zoned single-family.

Just look at how many Democrats are supporting Jo(k)e Sweeney’s jihad against single-family housing if you want to know whether Jo(k)e’s agenda would help or hurt real Republicans.

Indeed, Jo(k)e Sweeney’s Manifesto reads at times as if it were written by the Democrats. Schoolchildren are “investments” that the State can only cash in on if we outlaw single-family zoning:

We have over 250,000 Granite Staters under the age of 18 here in New Hampshire. On average, we will or have spent roughly $240,000 per student in public education. Where are these investments supposed to live upon their graduation and entrance into adulthood? Both bills are about … ensuring that the investment we’ve made in our youth pays dividends right here at home rather than being exported as our young people leave for lack of affordable housing.

Real Republicans do NOT see children as the equivalents of stocks and bonds.

If Jo(k)e Sweeney’s jihad against single-family housing succeeds, New Hampshire will be nothing more than a mini-me Massachusetts.

 

 

 

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Dem State Sen. Flip Flops on Protecting Women’s Sports

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 18:00 +0000

If you look through the recent works of Ed Mosca, you will find him calling out a few of his local enemy camp reps.  I’m here to request that he take those good skills to “the other side of the wall” and apply them to Manchester’s Swampiest. D’Allesandro needs no introduction, but those in need of a refresher profile of him can click here.


I don’t take back anything I said in my previous article on him, but an update is in order because flip-flopping can now be added to his political rap sheet.

First, I will provide the link to the Senate video and point to the time stamp where the discussion of SB375 begins at 2h15min.  It should be noted that there were three remote participants, one of them being Education Chair Ruth Ward, who introduced the bill wearing an eye patch.  Clearly, it was indicative of why she was unable to attend in person, and I send her my get-well wishes, but what was D’Allesandro’s excuse for not coming in?

The answer is unknown, but it wasn’t his first time doing what former Rep David Cote fantasized about doing as he played serial hookey for several years.  Altschiller was the other remote participant, and the senate was treated to NOT having to hear her routine gun-hating diatribe at closing time.

There was some technical difficulty with Ruth’s internet and power, and she froze up while introducing SB375.  Senator Gray, who had the gavel for most of the day, adjourned the senate for lunch as to allow Mr Ward time to fix the problem.  When the recess was over at 3h10min, Ruth finished up, and a discussion followed.  The whole enemy camp was full of lunacy vitriol on steroids for most of the day, starting with the objection to Tim Lang’s SB 341(Parental Bill of Rights, relabeled) and later with SB523 (school library complaint process, NOT a book banning they want you to think it is).

The usual suspects were insufferable, particularly the long-winded nutjob Watters, whose 13 minutes of bloviating I had to mute, and Prentiss, who’s essentially an older and much heavier version of the dumb blonde Twitley. D’Allesandro, who told the NH Journal in January that men don’t belong in women’s sports, did a complete 180. What gives?

Jeb, seated in his ordinary seat rather than standing with the gavel, made a good speech at 4h 04min and called out the enemy camp for name-calling and gaslighting supporters of SB 375.  Daryl Abbas also called out the name-calling and gaslighting several minutes(or hours) later, but at 4h09min, Jeb called out D’Allesandro, referring to the NH Journal article, but at 4h15min, he shamelessly switched to a “wellness of a human being” drivel.  He does mention “constituents,” and I am hoping Ed Mosca is one of them.  There’s a 1 in 3 chance that he is, but even if he isn’t, I encourage Ed to read him the riot act because that untouchable old fixture will probably live as long as Strom Thurmond.  God help us all.

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Are Transgender Sex Workers Adversely Affected by Climate Change or Responsible For It?

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 16:00 +0000

The UK Independent has published a ‘very serious piece’ on the state of the world today. Something we should all consider a threat to social justice. Climate change is being blamed for the extended rainy season in Indonesia, and Trans-Sex workers say, “It is very hard to make money during that unpredictable weather.”

Indonesia is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and trans women, who tend to face more stigma and marginalisation than trans men or other LGBTQ+ Indonesians, are also among those hardest hit by extreme weather.

That’s because many trans women, like Patiha, are shut out of the formal economy and survive as buskers and sex workers, occupations that rely on them being able to solicit clients outdoors.

I think we should be concerned but not about climate change. Indonesia has the largest Muslim population on earth, and the UK Independent just outed these Trans sex workers. They’ll be lucky if someone doesn’t try to chop off their heads.

Despite gender-fluid communities being historically accepted in Indonesia, a rising tide of conservative Islam in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country has fuelled anti-LGBTQ+ persecution.

LGBTQ+ individuals are sometimes blamed for problems related to climate change, according to Arif Budi Darmawan, a researcher at the Bandung-based Resilience Development Initiative.

We’ve reported on Moslem Clerics who blamed drought on Yo-Yos. Lax hijab observance has also been blamed for drought, and that got me thinking. Do transgender prostitutes have to wear hijab? And if so, perhaps they could take them off – problem solved.

We’ve also shared some news (that I can’t seem to find) wherein the card game Pokemon was a Jewish plot to lead children away from Allah. I think you might have more luck blaming that on Indonesian trans sex workers.

As for the climate, nature is responsible for that, but it is on a spectrum. Sometimes it feels like rain, and sometimes not.

Stop forcing your worldview on it, bigots.

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Delete VIN History: The Key to Preserving Your Vehicle’s Privacy

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 15:00 +0000

Why should vehicle owners concern themselves with the historical data tied to their car’s VIN? Grasping the importance of managing and sometimes needing to hide VIN or delete car history goes beyond simple privacy measures; it’s about safeguarding the vehicle’s market value and owner reputation. This article delves into the strategies for erasing unwanted car history and the critical role of removing accident records from public databases and search engines to maintain a vehicle’s pristine image.

Why Remove Car History?

The imperatives for deleting car history are multifaceted, extending from privacy concerns to the enhancement of a vehicle’s market appeal. Owners, especially those who have purchased a vehicle for personal use and meticulously restored it to perfection, face a conundrum when selling. Despite the vehicle’s pristine condition, the online records, accessible through a VIN search, can reveal past incidents.

Want to Delete VIN history? Visit https://hidecars.vin/en/ to ensure a clean slate for your vehicle. Industry experts emphasize that removing previous records, especially accident history, can substantially increase the vehicle’s resale value.

This detailed information, complete with accident photos, can deter potential buyers, significantly prolonging the sale process. Thus, the ability to delete or remove car history becomes not just a matter of privacy, but a strategic move to preserve the vehicle’s perceived value and facilitate a smoother sales experience.

How Long Does an Accident Stay on Record?

Accident records can linger on a vehicle’s history for years, impacting its resale value. Typically, these records are accessible for up to 10 years, depending on the reporting agency and jurisdiction.

Steps to Delete Car Accident History:

  1. Visit Hidecars.vin to access the VIN cleaner service;
  2. Enter the vehicle’s VIN to review the existing history records;
  3. Select sites from which you want to hide vin number;
  4. Confirm the removal process to clear the vehicle’s history.

By following these steps, car owners can delete VIN history and remove car history effectively, ensuring a cleaner profile for their vehicles.

Collaborating with a service offers numerous benefits, including speed, flexibility, and comprehensive support. They provide a streamlined process to delete car history, ensuring efficient and confidential handling of your vehicle’s past. The service is also multi-lingual, accommodating a wide range of customers globally.

Delete VIN history are vital steps for vehicle owners aiming to protect their privacy and improve their car’s marketability. The process is simplified with professional services that offer expertise in cleaning up car records efficiently and discreetly.

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Turning Schools into Medical and Mental Health Clinics

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 14:00 +0000

Now that a couple of New Hampshire Schools have begun the process of transitioning their district into the CDC’s (Center of Disease Control) Community School Model, parents need to understand what can happen.

The CDC’s Community School is reported as:

What is the WSCC model?
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. The WSCC model has 10 components:

Physical education and physical activity.
Nutrition environment and services.
Health education.
Social and emotional climate.
Physical environment.
Health services.
Counseling, psychological and social services.
Employee wellness.
Community involvement.
Family engagement.

You have to wonder why a child would go home to their family after seeing that the school will be providing all of this.

They want to make sure children can access mental health treatment, Social and Emotional Learning, medical services, sexual and reproductive care, and dental services at school. Parental consent may be included for some of these services, but many of these people will be working to remove that.

In New Hampshire, a proposed Bill was tabled this year in the Senate spelling out parental consent for some of these services. Manchester schools are still fighting to keep lying to parents if their children change their names in school.

Democrats in New Hampshire made it clear that they want to keep parents in the dark, lie to them, and keep them from consenting to medical and mental health services.

It’s important to understand that anything that is considered “FERPA” protected means your child’s personal information can be shared without your knowledge or consent. How does that happen? FERPA has exceptions, which means there are exceptions to the student privacy law. This is how tech vendors access and share your child’s personal information without your knowledge or consent. Now that the SBHC School Based Health Clinic will maintain your child’s personal mental health and medical information, there are no real privacy protections in place. Read the contract or MOU between your school district and SBHC.

Here is the MOU between Manchester and Amoskeag Health.
Scanned Docs

Here are some concerns:
Page 3:
 Amoskeag is responsible for confidentiality and security of all student data, and must notify MSD immediately upon any breach of security. There is no provision for informing parents.

Page 5: Facilitate school-based psycho-education groups to promote social, emotional, and mental health
. References to MTSS-B Multi-Tiered System of Support- Behavior 
. (We already know that schools are sharing PII Personally Identifiable Information on their students’ mental health)

Page 7: 
Amoskeag Health may have to access protected student information due to its legitimate educational interest. They cannot perform their services without access to this student data. 
NOTE: FERPA loophole. There is NO parental consent. 

Page 10: Students Record and Access will comply with FERPA
 NOTE: FERPA Loophole. There is NO parental consent. 
Directory Information:
1 Students’ name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, and dates of enrollment;
2 Parents’/guardians’ name and address;
3. Students’ grade level, enrollment status and dates of attendance;
4. Students’ photograph;
5. Students’ participation in recognized school activities and sports;
6. Weight and height of member sof athletic teams; and
7. Students’ diplomas, certificates, awards, and honors received.

Page 11: Disclosure of PII
 Directory Information

Page 12:
FERPA Exceptions. Who can access PII without parental or student consent.
School officials with a legitimate educational interest may access student records,
Transfer to another school. Officials for audit or evaluation purposes
d. Appropriate parties in connection with financial aide. Organizations conducting studies on behalf of the school district. 
NOTE: No parental consent.

Page 17 Consent to Treat 
12 years old or older, student can consent to Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse Treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian. 
14 years or older, student can consent to services related to Contraception and STD’s without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Page 18:  Authorization for Designation of Parental Consent
Physical Exams (School Physicals, Well Child Checks, Camp Physicals, Sports Physicals, etc)
Female Exams (Pap smears/Breast exams) 
Immunizations 
Sick Care (Acute Illnesses such as colds, flu, or other problems) 
Counseling Services 
Health Education 
Follow-up care for ongoing conditions (for example asthma, weight problems, acne, diabetes, and medical problems)

Social-emotional learning is designed to be combined with health and leads to the CDC Association for Supervision & Curriculum Design’s (ASCD) Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Community Healthy Schools model.

 

In schools that have the toughest time teaching children to read, they will now begin the difficult task of treating their medical and mental health.

Some of the services require parental consent, but there will be a constant struggle to remove parental consent in the future. Elected Representatives and school officials have made it clear that they are hostile to parental rights in New Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

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Master of Eclipse Calculations Says Monday’s Totality Path Has Moved

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 12:00 +0000

If you are traveling to catch a glimpse of the upcoming Solar eclipse, make sure you’re well into the projected path. Eclipse expert John Irwin says the original map—the path of the shadow of totality—has moved.

And no, it wasn’t “climate change.” But, it was something … racist. Math!

You can see his updated map for the whole of the US below. It is interactive, so you can zoom in and out to drill down to wherever you live, keeping in mind that this is neither confirmed nor denied, but according to the Western Journal (quoting Forbes), Irwin (whose map this is) is “a master in eclipse computations.”

The issue, or the problem, is the size of the sun. No one knows exactly how big it is, leading to a discrepancy at the edges of the estimated path of totality. This minor difference of opinion affects the exact location of the shadow during an eclipse.

For well over a century, scientists have generally used the “standard value” of 959.63 arc seconds — “an arc second being one 3,600th of a degree,” Forbes explained.

“Measurements and observations in the last decade have demonstrated that this value is slightly too small,” Quaglia said. The actual diameter is now thought to be more like 960 arc seconds.

And while most of the math is known,

Other measurements are important, of course, and we know those with some confidence — the distance between the sun, moon and earth, for example, and the size of the moon that will be casting the shadow that we call an eclipse.

There’s room for debate.

But the size of the sun? One scientist who has been working for over 10 years on solar eclipse calculations told Forbes that that number is basically up to the person doing the math.

On the ground, this difference amounts to about a third of a mile, which doesn’t seem like much—and it’s not unless, as the note in the cited article adds, you were planning to enjoy a total eclipse from the comfort of your own yard.

If you happen to live at the edge of the projected path and were hoping to watch a total eclipse from a lawn chair behind your house, it might not turn out as planned, but taking your lawn chair about 1800 feet toward the center of the path should fix it—six football fields. Since you’re already moving, try half a mile. You won’t even get your heart rate up high enough for it to count as exercise unless it’s all uphill.

They enjoy, but whatever you do, don’t eclipse someone elses view when the moment arrives wherever you gather to watch.

 

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Who Is Biden to Criticize Israeli Military Operations

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 10:00 +0000

Israel was attacked on October 7, 2023, when Hamas terrorists from neighboring Gaza breached the Israeli security perimeter and wreaked havoc. They tortured, raped, burned, and killed over 1,200 civilians and took over 100 hostages. There is a tremendous amount of evidence proving that Iran is supporting Hamas and the Hezbollah troops attacking Israel from the north.

Israel has been retaliating on both fronts since the initial invasion. America rapidly condemned the attack on Israel and pledged our support to our greatest friend and ally in the Middle East.

In this country, the Radical Left and the academic field were quick to begin protesting against Israel, condemning the military action she was launching on the Hamas infrastructure in Gaza. This support for Hamas and the Palestinians was strong, and it got the attention of Joe Biden and his Administration. The Administration immediately began tempering support and ramping up criticism of Israel’s military action and Netanyahu’s leadership. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is Jewish, went so far as to call for immediate elections in Israel to replace Netanyahu. Schumer’s comments were surprising to Americans but, more importantly, insulting to Israel.

Joe Biden and Bibi Netanyahu had a thirty-minute call on Thursday, and the initial readout is not a good sign for American-Israeli relations. Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken both reported that Israel still has our unwavering support, BUT, if Israel does not make some changes in their military tactics, America will reassess their policies toward Israel. WHAT???. That is far from unwavering. That is tantamount to your wife saying I love you just the way you are, but if you don’t reduce your golf rounds monthly, she will have to reconsider how much she loves you.

I have been critical of the Biden team second-guessing every move by Israel and pushing them to negotiate a cease-fire for months. They also have been voicing their displeasure about civilian casualties in Gaza, even though Hamas is using civilians as human shields. It was Israel that was attacked, and it is Israel that can determine its level of retaliation.

There is enormous irony and hypocrisy on behalf of the Administration in its demands of Israel and its interference in Israle’s political leadership. Can you imagine the backlash if Netanyahu or Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau publicly called for elections to replace Biden? There would be outrage.

Joe Biden, his military, and the State Department have botched nearly every situation that needed attention in the last three years. Starting with the botched evacuation of troops from Afghanistan, which resulted in the death of thirteen American service people and numerous Afghanistan civilians, abandoning the thousands of Afghanistan civilians who had worked with the American military, America allowing Russia to invade Ukraine without any resistance, and the failure to have a plan to evacuate Americans from Haiti as that country evolves into chaos. With that track record, and not to mention the litany of horrendous domestic and economic decisions by President Biden, who does he think he is dictating policy to Netanyahu and Israel?

It doesn’t appear in the readout, but some heard Bibi end the tense call on Thursday by saying, “Joe, don’t call me, I’ll call you when I need advice.” The next thing Joe heard was a resounding click.

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Night Cap: Islam’s 12 Steps to Destroy the Land of Infidels

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 02:00 +0000

A relatively recent demographic change—a significant increase in the Muslim population—poses a serious challenge to the American system of governance—democracy.

Historically, people from all over the world came to this land-of-take-all and made it their home. In becoming American, each new aspirant had to meet specific provisions and take the “Pledge of Allegiance” as sworn affirmation of his highest loyalty to his new homeland. After a couple of generations, all hyphenated Americans saw themselves as Americans with a special affection for their ancestral heritage. An Irish-American, for instance, considered himself every bit as American as a German-American or a Chinese-American.

Traditionally, America did not homogenize its diverse people. The notion of the “melting pot,” is inaccurate. Instead, America did one better. As it welcomed its diverse people, America united them around a set of core values such as respect for human rights, democratic governance, and the rule of law. The large number of Muslims arriving in recent years is posing a serious problem to this nation of all nations. Bluntly speaking, no one can be a faithful Muslim and an American at the same time. Here are some of the reasons.

            * A Muslim is, first and foremost, an Ummehist—a citizen of international Islam. So, when a Muslim takes the Pledge of Allegiance, he is either ignorant of the implication of his pledge or is lying willfully. Ignorance is never a valid reason in a court of law, and lying in the process of becoming a citizen is grounds for denying the application and even deporting the violator. Sadly enough, taqiyya—lying or dissimulation—is not only condoned, but is also recommended to the Muslims in their scripture. Hence, a Muslim can and would lie without any compunctions whenever it is expedient.

Muslims, by belief and practice, are the most blatant violators of human rights. We hardly need to detail here Muslims’ systemic cruel treatment of the unbelievers, women of all persuasions, and any and all minorities across the board. To Muslims, human rights have a different meaning, and its protective provisions are reserved strictly for Muslims—primarily for Muslim men. Just a couple of examples should suffice for now.

Oppression of women, for one, is so systemic in Islam that,’s heads to this day, women are, at best, second-class citizens under Islamic law. Saudi Arabia, the custodian of Islamdom, denies women the right to drive, vote, or hold elective offices—the most basic rights of citizens in democratic societies.

For another, no non-Islamic literature is allowed in Saudi Arabia. A visiting Christian, for instance, is denied to enter the Kingdom with a Bible. Further, severe punishment is meted out to anyone daring to disagree with Islam or espouse a different religion. Iran’s resurgent Shiism often vies with Saudi Arabia in its mistreatment of religious and non-religious minorities. To the fanatical ruling gang in Iran, it is their brand of Islam or disenfranchisement of rights of citizenship and even death for the “sin” of apostasy. And, of course, there is no point at all in talking about the savage Islamic Taliban.

Respect for the rule of law, as it is understood and practiced by civilized people, is an instrument of convenience to be used to advantage and to be violated when it is not, for the Muslim. A Muslim believes in a different law—the Shariah: a set of stone-age rules. Violation of the non-Muslim laws, therefore, is no violation at all to a Muslim.

What is incredible is the gall and audacity of Muslims in demanding that Western and other democracies legalize Shariah in their societies. Due to large populations of Muslims, mostly recent arrivals, in countries such as Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden, these countries are experiencing insistent demands by Muslims to have Shariah rule their Islamic communities. This is just the beginning, and it may seem relatively harmless to the simpletons in our midst. Yet, once Shariah is recognized to any extent, it will reach out to rule not only on matters that concern Muslims but also those that may involve a Muslim and non-Muslim. Under Shariah, a Muslim man married to a non-Muslim woman is able to divorce the woman at will, automatically have custody of the children, and literally toss the wife out of “his” home with practically no compensation.

As for democracy, the rule of the people, Muslims have no use at all. Muslims believe that Allah’s rule must govern the world in the form of a Caliphate—a theocracy. Making a mockery of democracy, subverting its working, and ignoring its provisions is a Muslim’s way of falsifying what he already believes to be a sinful and false system of governance invented by the infidels.

To Muslims, Ummah-ism—international Islamism—is the legitimate form of government. Ummah-ism is another form of despotism, such as Communism and Fascism, with the added feature of enjoying “divine” authority.

The world has good samples of Ummah-ism in practice to scrutinize in Islamic autocracies. Khamenei of Iran is not called “Caliph.” He is called the “Supreme Guide.” The Saudi King is just another Caliph vessel of the “divine.” These Islamic despots are every bit as vile as the Hitlers, the Stalins, the Pol Pots, and the Mussolinis. The government of these Islamic autocratic heads is infested to the core with the Islamic disease of oppression, corruption, and the absence of accountability to the people.

Democracies believe that government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people. Ummah-ism is anathema to this sacrosanct fundamental democratic ideal.

As more and more Muslims arrive in non-Islamic lands, as they reproduce with great fecundity, as they convert the disenchanted and minorities, and as petrodollar-flush Muslims and Muslim treasuries supply generous funds, Muslims gather more power to undermine the democratic rule. A consortium composed of pandering politicians, blinded with short-term self-interest and egoism; attention and fund-seeking self-proclaimed prima donna professors; and bastions of useful idiot liberals, universities, is the witting or unwitting promoter of Ummah-ism.

It is human nature to be concerned, first and foremost, with his personal well-being. Some people evolve to a higher level of humanness and place the welfare of the general public above their own. Yet, many remain fixated on the constricted stage of “self first, self, last.” Even if you belong to this latter group, your self-interest demands that you do all you can to make sure that the disease of Islamofascism does not devour democracy. Democracy is both fragile and corruptible. It takes vigilant citizenry to protect its integrity.

We fully agree with Churchill’s observation, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the rest.” Yet, as imperfect as it is, democracy is still humanity’s best system of self-rule. We, one and all, must defend it with our all.

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The Case for Nurse Terese, Part 2.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-04-07 00:00 +0000

In my previous article, I discussed the earliest candidate slate members for the executive council seat being vacated by the retirement of Ted Gatsas.  I elaborated on Ryan Terrell and have been asking some questions behind the scenes and even emailed Scanlan.

I received a prompt reply with a mention that one must have lived in NH for seven years and presently live in the district at the time of the election to be eligible for office representing it.  Fair enough, but voters still deserve to know when he relocated from Nashua to Lee.  I don’t want to stoop to the level of calling him a carpetbagger, as that’s what Jan Schmidt did to him, even though he moved to NH a long time ago as a New Orleans flood refugee.  If he’s eligible for ballot access, then so be it, but let’s talk about another early entrant and address some other things worthy of attention.

Burns announced his candidacy yesterday after waffling for a very long time about Annie Kuster’s seat.

If you need a timeline, I’m sure Lily Tang Williams can answer questions that she had asked Burns herself.  After losing her congressional primary, Lily called Burns to congratulate him, and most voters of the intelligent variety cast their vote for him in November.  When he lost to Annie, Lily started planning her 2024 campaign to try again, which I encourage everyone to support, no matter who is on their ballot.

Though I didn’t keep a journal of the exact words said and on what date(s), I do remember Lily saying she reached out to both Burns and George Hansel(the Damn Emperor’s endorsee and late entrant) to tell them her plans and ask for their support.  It’s been my understanding, subject to final confirmation with Lily, of course, that neither of them was quick to reply, and a commitment from either one of them was not obtained.  I think of those anecdotal stories about the single person playing the field or the fair-weather friend who won’t lock into Friday night plans because…(drum roll) something better might come along.

It’s only fair that I question Burns’s interest, passion, and suitability for the position with the same fervor I questioned Ryan Terrell’s ties with the community Ted Gatsas represents.  To either of them, a voter should ask some suggested questions:

Have you ever attended an executive council meeting?
If yes, how many times and when and why?(other than Ryan’s BoE nomination/confirmation process-related reasons)
Have you ever called or emailed Ted Gatsas?
If yes, when and why?
Have you ever asked him or any of his 4 peers to vote a certain way on something?
If yes, what was the nomination or agenda item?
Were you considering candidacy prior to learning of Ted Gatsas’s retirement?

One attribute of the human condition is the desire to stay relevant and some candidates and former candidates for many offices are known to be quite shameless in that pursuit.  The intelligent voter will filter out all the opportunists and vote for Nurse Terese.

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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Targets Republicans

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-04-06 22:00 +0000

The forefathers established the United States as a Republic of States and not a Democracy. This provision was to maintain the power of the states as opposed to losing it to the collective wishes of the country as a whole.

They designed through the 14th Amendment that the election of a President would result from the elections held in all states and territories and not a popular vote. Each state is independent in assigning its electoral votes, which is equal to the number of Senators and Representatives. The Electoral College allows each state to have a proportionate say in who is elected President. The Left wants this system changed because the Electoral College creates an equal playing field. They prefer a popular vote because Democrat voters outnumber Republicans. In a popular vote scenario, the high population of Left-leaning regions would always elect the President. We would never see a Republican President under a National Popular Vote system.

In 2006, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact was born. This initiative was to join enough states that would change their method of assigning their Electoral votes to the person who got the most votes nationally and not the winner of its statewide election. So far, the initiative has been successful in sixteen states and the District of Columbia, representing 205 Electoral Votes. The issue is pending in eleven states with 101 Electoral Votes in the balance. The plan for the Compact is to trigger it when they have enough states signed on to hit the 270 vote mark, which is the votes needed to win the Presidency. It is evident by looking at the map of states already in the compact and those pending that they are all Left-leaning states, proving this initiative favors Democrat candidates.

Maine, which is becoming the Socialist model of the Northeast, is close to joining the Compact. On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 18-12 to join the Popular Vote Compact and pledge Maine’s four electoral votes to the overall popular vote winner. The Maine House narrowly passed the bill earlier this week. The bill now goes to Governor Mills, who has ten days to sign, veto, or neither, in which case the bill automatically becomes law. The Governor has not indicated her intentions.

This action by the Maine legislature is possible only because of the Democrat majority in Augusta. This action, along with numerous other actions in the last year, starkly contrasts the wishes of the Republicans and possibly the Independents of Maine. If Trump were to win the State of Maine Election, but Joe Biden wins the national Popular vote, the four electoral votes would be pledged to Joe Biden. The voice of the people of Maine would be suppressed.

What is happening in Maine works for the Socialist Democrats, who are concentrated in the state’s major cities. Should the pendulum swing, and it is moving, then the Democrats will have to live with their decisions that may then work in the favor of Republicans. One thing is clear after the last twelve months: Democrats have little concern about what is suitable for all of Maine but what will keep them in power.

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