The Manchester Free Press

Sunday • May 28 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

NH House Majority Leader Jason Osborne Defending SB272

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 22:30 +0000

Sent in by NH State Rep Glenn Cordelli, an ardent supporter and advocate for Parents and the education for their children:

Listen to the Democrats boo him.

From that Tweet was this reply with a quotation that all parents need to understand:

Do you, as a Parent REALLY understand HOW your child is being education, WHAT they are being educated on and with, ARE they being given a neutral knowledgebase of facts, WHAT is the “critical thinking” processes that are being inculcated within them?

And most importantly, what will your children say when you ask them?

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Irony Alert: The FDA Issues a Warning about Misinformation on the Internet

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 21:00 +0000

The same US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that has misinformed hundreds of millions of Americans (repeatedly) in the past few years has hired Baghdad Bob (or someone just like him) to warn us about misinformation on the internet.

Check this out.

 

 

You are welcome to peruse our extensive library of FDA-originating misinformation here, but allow me to suggest a few keywords before you do. The FDA used the internet to lie or mislead about the COVID vaccines, their efficacy, safety, and side effects. For starters, They lied or misled the public about PCR tests, Comirnaty, boosters, the Bivalent booster, Molnupiravir, Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, and Ivermectin.

They are still misleading on most or all of these items, to which we could add many more. Most of the dietary advice was crap, leading us to the obesity problem, which the culture warrior class has papered over as body positivity.

I’m not saying the FDA lies at the same level as the FBI or the CIA, but they are all part of the same Branch of government whose “passports” are full of weaponized progressive political booster shots.

Twitter, of course, had plenty to say about the FDA putting the same old whore in a new dress.

 

 

Excellent compilation in general, but the FDA and its Biden Admin handlers are serious. The Justice Department has an office of disinformation funded by Congress. We reported on that a few weeks ago. Congress is also peddling legislation to create a new agency overseeing big tech and social media. In the name of free speech, they will confine, corral, break, and compel it.

Too many people are getting a bit too free with the speech, and if the Feds can’t control the narrative, the truth about their lies will continue to leak out into the public.

The central planners can’t allow that, so the FDA is just doing its straight-faced part to rally the Left behind the threat of medical misinformation, even though most came from the FDA, the CD, politicians, and public health apparatchiks downstream.

They are serious about this. Just as serious as they are about grabbing guns. And while the US Supreme Court and a handful of lower Federal courts maintain bipartisan support for the First Amendment, we are never more than one election away from that changing. A super-majority Democrat congress would impeach Judges and Justices and replace them with those that might see things their way.

The judiciary is just another branch of the federal government, so it isn’t much to pin your hopes on, but at the moment, the Constitution has allies on The Bench. Any speech intimidating or controlling legislation has some hope of being overturned even when applied to private actors like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter; the Twitter files proved that.

We should expect more of this crap from the likes of the FDA and its bureaucratic cousins, and more often. And pushing back with a tweet, comment, blog post, or op-ed is excellent. But they are not the cure. We need active, persistent, unyielding involvement by a tireless mass of individuals longing to stay free – a people unwilling to trade liberty for the false promise of safety.

We need them to stand up and speak out, run for elected office at every level of government, and support those who do.

The FDA tweet that looks like a gag a sign. We are in game four of a best-of-seven, down 3-0. The team with the lead is not being stupid. They are getting cocky. They can smell victory. Why else, as your web of lies falls apart, would you create a rumor control web page? So that the media can find the approved narrative and keep that finger poked in the public eye.

We should expect more of these across the entire scope of the Executive Branch, mirrored in the Blue States or by progressives looking to take them over. It is a cancer, and the cure is more speech, right, wrong, or indifferent, as long as it’s free.

 

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Crime, Racketeering, And Kickbacks

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 19:30 +0000

I have written before regarding former Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, but seeing that she just gave testimony in a criminal trial: State v Jessica Warren, I am compelled to do so again.

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It is my belief that former Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, who I understand is now with Epping Police Department and worked in the AG’s office under former AG Gordon MacDonald, is involved in an organized crime racketeering enterprise which I suspect involves kickbacks possibly from the NHCADSV or Children’s Advocacy Centers (on whose board she sits) or attorneys and public officials in the court system.

I find it extraordinary, given the multitude of documented records and complaints, that Julie Curtin should be allowed to give testimony in a criminal trial (State v Jessica Warren). She has proven several times that she is not a credible witness. Chris D’Angelis, who also gave testimony in this trial, has worked with her before and is, I believe, an enabler of dishonest practices.

1. Earlier this year, I was contacted by an out-of-state attorney who had represented Fabiana McLeod in a civil suit against the Fessenden School in Massachusetts following the arrest of Primo “Howie” Leung by Detective Julie Curtin in Concord in April 2019.

The attorney who contacted me had been referred to Fabiana McLeod by an attorney at Wadleigh Starr who filed claims against Concord Schools/Primex, which yielded $1.5 million, I understand.

The judge in the civil suit against Fessenden School Massachussetts threw the suit out in its entirety as the most basic standards of proof were not met. Nevertheless, it was statements issued in news media and which were tied to Detective Julie Curtin’s statements that triggered the suits against both Concord Schools and Fessenden School.

The attorney who called me told me that he had withdrawn from the case as he suspected some kind of racket, and he knew that I had written articles in which I have brought up Detective Julie Curtin’s conduct as well. He asserted that after Julie Curtin’s original statement asserting the sexual misconduct at Concord Schools, the story evolved into one of sexual assault not in New Hampshire but at Fessenden School, Massachusetts.

Merrimack County Attorney Paul Halvorsen has not brought charges in 4 years against Howie Leung, and Massachusetts prosecutors and defense attorneys have had to shift the criminal trial multiple times due to a lack of information from Julie Curtin’s files on the matter.

This is not an isolated incident.

2. In Spring 2020, I was contacted by an alum of St Paul’s School who told me that he had been the target of an intercept call orchestrated by Detective Julie Curtin (in December 2018, I believe), who had obtained files from St Paul’s School without a warrant and had cold-called a woman he had known at his time at the school circa 2005 or so. Detective Curtin had apparently obtained her file from the school without a warrant and then called her, and then trained her for an intercept call to him. He could hear Detective Curtin training the woman at the end of the call. He hired a local attorney, and a deal was sorted whereby if he paid 6 figures, the threat of charges would go away. This is blackmail.

The NHCADSV, per Amanda Grady Sexton in the Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, train the police for intercept calls. The City of Concord Council approves the budgets for investigations, including payments to witnesses (or in this case, I believe, promises of payments to witnesses). That’s bribery.
The Chair of the City of Concord Council’s Public Safety Committee is Amanda Grady Sexton of the NHCADSV. The NHCADSV I understand, receives approximately 20% of civil suit settlements. That’s a kickback.

3. In July 2020, The Concord Monitor published an article that included a reference to Julie Curtin and her obtaining student files from St Paul’s School without a warrant. What the article artfully fails to mention is that Julie Curtin was working at the instruction of AG Gordon MacDonald and Assistant AG Jane Young at the time she obtained Lacy Crawford’s file. They would have authorized her to obtain files without warrants, to cold call prospective victims, to train the prospective victims for intercept calls, and to make the intercept calls. I believe the reason that AG Gordon MacDonald’s office would not accept more information on Lacy Crawford’s case is that he and Jane Young were aware of Julie Curtin’s credibility issues which had been exposed in the trial records from NH v Owen Labrie.

4. In July 2019, The Concord Monitor published an article about the NHCADSV’s social media campaign to block ABC/GMA from airing an interview with Owen Labrie (whose criminal case had been investigated by Detective Julie Curtin who also investigated St Paul’s School for the Grand Jury Criminal Investigation ordered by AG Gordon MacDonald in July 2017, completed in August 2018). One of the organizations referenced in the article and which joined the campaign to block the program from airing was PAVE for which Laura L Dunn (who instructed NH PD in March 2015 and to whom Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin referred Chessy Prout in March 2015 (and possibly as early as June 2014, per statements by Chessy Prout for the Women’s Media Center) had been an “ambassador,” and Chessy Prout became an ambassador.

PAVE’s founder, Angela Rose, was given an award in 2013 by Steven J Kelly Esq, who was introduced to the criminal proceedings of NH v Owen Labrie by Laura L Dunn, who’d been introduced and recommended by Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin. Steven J Kelly Esq was on the board of the National Crime Victims Law Institute (NCVLI), which published a guide to Pretrial Publicity by Amanda Grady Sexton and Steven J Kelly. I believe that the practices outlined in the guide were used in Primo “Howie” Leung’s case as well as in NH v Owen Labrie, Doe/Prout v St Paul’s School, the Grand Jury Criminal Investigation announcement and settlement and in Rapuano & Does v Dartmouth College.

Steven J Kelly, Steven D Silverman and Chuck Douglas III filed the Prout/Doe v St Paul’s civil suit on June 1, 2016 and a copy of it was given to Concord Monitor, Vice Media, NBC Today show, but not St Paul’s School. The claims in the Fabiana McLeod v Fessenden School suit were reminiscent of the claims made in the Prout/Doe v St Paul’s School suit – loose on facts. And yet in both cases, the claims were reliant on statements and investigations by Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin.

The NCVLI recognized Julie Curtin for “justice for the victim” in NH v Owen Labrie.

The New Hampshire Police & Fire Department gave Julie Curtin an award for getting “justice for the victim” in the wake of the Labrie trial even though the criminal trial records show very clearly that Detective Julie Curtin lied on a sworn affidavit regarding a “laceration consistent with penetration.”
The SANE nurse, whose report she’d cited, stated under oath that there was no “laceration.”

Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin just fabricated it and Amanda Grady Sexton of the City of Concord Council worked with her, the prosecutors, Steven J Kelly, NHCADSV and the State witness, Chessy Prout and family, to create and control the media to the benefit of Concord Police, Merrimack County Prosecutors, the NHCADSV, Steven J Kelly and attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, Douglas & Leonard, McLane Middleton.

 

5. In 2006, in State v William Mussey, Detective Julie Curtin’s name comes up again. The defense attorney asserted that Curtin was dishonest.
During the closing argument, the defense counsel said that the police officers involved in this case “don’t like to follow the rules, ․ they want to do things their own way and ․ they think it is okay to bend the rules to get a conviction.” Defense counsel told the jury that the reason the detectives did not prepare a written confession for the defendant to sign was that the defendant “wouldn’t have signed [it] because it wasn’t true.” She also argued that detectives were trained in deception and stated, “If you’re not a good liar, you’re not a good detective ․ In their mind, deception helps get convictions.”

During the State’s closing argument, the prosecutor stated to the jury, “Do these people have a motive not to lie? If it is determined that these officers lied and conspired together to convict an innocent man, their careers will be –” Defense counsel objected at this point. The objection was overruled, and the prosecutor continued, saying, “Their careers will be over.”

 

6. When Detective Julie Curtin and Officer D’Angelis met with Owen Labrie and his mother in Concord in June 2018, Curtin told Denise Holland (Owen’s mother) that she didn’t think it was necessary for an attorney to be present. Strangely, however, according to Chessy Prout’s statements for the Women’s Media Center, Julie Curtin had already talked up Laura L Dunn Esq (Steven J Kelly’s partner) while Chessy Prout was at Concord Hospital waiting for the SANE nurse. Detective Julie Curtin admitted in the trial of NH v Owen Labrie that she had been trying to “catch” Owen Labrie and to coerce a statement from him “before rumors spread.” But one casual glance at the discovery will show you very clearly that she was the one creating the rumors herself and then scaring students with them to coerce them into saying things she wanted. THAT is child coercion, child labor trafficking, child endangerment, and it has been banned in some states.

 

7. DA Scott Murray stated in the May 10, 2016, edition of the Concord Monitor that Police and Prosecutors had done a thorough investigation into St Paul’s School and found no prosecutable evidence – contradicting AG Gordon MacDonald’s Grand Jury Criminal Investigation conducted by Julie Curtin (for much of the same period) who is the police officer who, according to DA Scott Murray, did a thorough investigation and found nothing. At the end of the day, there were no prosecutions of administrators at St Paul’s. The headmaster got another job in Connecticut, and I was told that was all to do with a money deal as well. They were prepared to overlook his failures to mandatory report the felony-level sexual assault of a senior administrator’s son by an 18-year-old, and apparently, Julie Curtin was as well since she knew all about it. The secret deals must be good. Julie Curtin even knows about them because she admitted this to Lacy Crawford.

Julie Curtin is on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Centers. Why? She is dishonest and a danger to children and young adults.

She wrote down in her notes from her interview with Lucy Prout, in the police records, that Chessy Prout told Lucy Prout “I have never said he raped me.” But far from exploring that avenue or asking Lucy Prout why she gave Owen Labrie a black eye (which made him a very visible victim of domestic violence completely ignored by Julie Curtin in her investigation) when she stated that Chessy had said that Owen Labrie had not raped her, she ignored this. She ignored DNA that did not belong to Owen Labrie, even though she and Office D’Angelis told Chessy Prout of its existence. She also ignored the requests of the mother of another 15-year-old to investigate Andrew Thomson, whose testimony the State relied upon even though the State admitted to Judge Larry Smukler that she knew of a deal that had been made for Andrew Thomson – a statement she retracted later when that conversation with the judge became unsealed.

How is the public supposed to have faith in New Hampshire’s criminal justice system when police racketeering and corruption is protected?

 

 

From an email sent to: Bradley Osgood, Mike Wallace, John Scippa, Paul Halvorsen, and John Formella

 

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These Wind Turbines Need Diesel Generators and Often Draw Power Instead of Generating It…

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 18:00 +0000

Aside from the hundreds of billions in misguided government support, wind power doesn’t have much going for it. It is not clean or green. It kills bats, birds, and now whales. And in Scotland, they’ve had to admit that without diesel generators to warm and back up the turbines, they might work at all.

 

Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed on the grid.

The firm said it was forced to act in order to keep the turbines warm during very cold weather in December. But a whistleblower has told the Sunday Mail the incident is among a number of environmental and health and safety failings.

 

But wait! There’s More!

 

The worker said: “During December 60 turbines at Arecleoch and 11 at Glenn App were de-energised due to a cabling fault originating at Mark Hill wind farm. In order to get these turbines re-energised diesel generators were running for upwards of six hours a day.”

He also claimed there had been other technical issues and environmental problems discovered. They include:

  • Turbines left operating on half power for long periods due to faulty convertor modules.
  • Others in “test mode” where they take rather than contribute electricity to the grid.
  • Over 4000 litres of oil leaked from hydraulic units on turbines and sprayed over the countryside.
  • Concerns about safety standards and transparency.

The whistleblower said: “Turbines are regularly offline due to faults where they are taking energy from the grid rather than producing it, and also left operating on half power for long periods due to parts which haven’t been replaced.

“Dirty hydraulic oil is also regularly being sprayed out across the Scottish countryside due to cracks in mechanisms. Safety standards have not improved since a worker was killed in 2017 at Kilgallioch wind farm.”

Who among us dares to suggest that these concerns are more common than advertised everywhere wind frames are “planted” and have been for a very long time?

From the Institute for Energy Research (2015).

 

On October 4, the United Kingdom’s wind turbines produced almost zero electricity during the early morning hours. The UK has over 9,000 megawatts of metered wind capacity, but during that period on October 4, wind provided 66 megawatts—just 0.7 percent.[i] Many of these turbines are located either offshore or in the Scottish highlands, where wind is supposed to be the strongest. Because of the unreliability of these wind turbines (and solar farms), the UK government is subsidizing diesel generators over $670 million to provide back-up power.[ii] The country has 1,500 megawatts of diesel turbines registered for subsidies to provide that back-up power. The subsidies are so lucrative that solar farms are purchasing them to supply power when the sun is not shining.

 

As we drunkenly lurch Forward! (at gunpoint) toward the fantasy of a net-zero carbon 12th-century future, dare to ask what exactly the plan is to address these long-known systemic shortcomings. They will call you names and change the subject because, much like the path itself, they have no clue. No. Clue.

That’s what happens when you try to make energy science align with your political science. You get pushed off a cliff and told we’d learn to fly before we hit bottom while they watch from their fossil-fuel-powered comforts above.

 


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As Republicans Pile on to the Presidential Primary, Good or Bad?

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 16:30 +0000

The Presidential season is upon us. Sometimes it feels like we are always in election mode, but the official season is here, and the first Republican Primary Debate is just three months away. The RNC is planning 10-12 debates, which may be one for every candidate, as the field is snowballing.

The number of Republican candidates who have filed papers and are officially in the race is five, with Trump, Haley, Ramaswamy, Hutchinson, and Tim Scott, with Ron DeSantis expected to officially join by the end of the week. Seven others supposedly weigh their options to round out the Baker’s Dozen. Is “the more, the merrier” a good thing for the GOP in 2024? I fear not.

The number of candidates shows the Party’s strength and depth, which the Democrats cannot match. That is the positive side of the equation. Unfortunately, I think there are far too many negatives. First, this election will require the focused support of whoever wins the nomination. With as many as thirteen candidates, the Party will probably be fractured, especially after a dozen debates. Trump has already indicated he will pass on the first two debates, and FOX News will host the first. We need Trump at every opportunity to spread our message for the future.

The way the mainstream media ignores certain issues, like the Durham Report or the Hunter Biden Money Laundering scheme, we need the key candidates, especially Trump, to tell their stories. The debates are the only manner we on the Right will have to level the playing field, and it must be -“all hands on deck,” including Trump. The debates will be the only chance to negate Democrat gaslighting because the networks will be forced to cover the Primetime Debates.

We cannot get into mud-slinging events similar to how the Democrats performed in 2019 and 2020. To go down this path will be to concede the election, and we need this opportunity to regain control of the West Wing.

Biden has already pledged not to debate any Democrat challengers, and the DNC has agreed by not scheduling primary debates. This disregard for the importance of the Primary process is a disservice to all voters and an insult to the two current candidates and any others who enter the race. Robert Kennedy Jr and Marianne Williamson combined for over 20% of the vote in recent polls and deserve to have their positions and policies heard. The Party and DNC are committed to protecting Biden as much as practical and possible. Hiding Biden in his Delaware basement worked in 2020, and they apparently look to reuse the tactic. COVID gave them an excuse in 2020. 2024 gives them no such justification to muzzle the President.

Living in New Hampshire, with its First in the Nation status, gives us a unique extended look at all candidates. But, it has become a 24/7 game every year, election year or not. We would all be better served if politicians put more effort into effective governing than perpetual campaigning, fundraising, and hobnobbing with big-money donors.

 

 

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Letting High School Kids Run for Local Public Office is a Democrat Smoke Screen for Lowering the Voting Age

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 15:00 +0000

The Democrat-majority Vermont Legislature is advancing a bill allowing anyone age sixteen and up to vote in local elections and run for elected office. The city of Brattleboro is asking, but I can’t imagine cities like Burlington taking a pass on this if it passes. But there are problems.

 

“A youth voter who is elected to a Town office shall be capable of performing all duties and exercising all powers of that office, including the formation and execution of contracts relating to the office or official duties,” H.386 states.

Yet at the same time, contracts signed by Vermonters under 18 are not legally binding, except in very narrow situations such as the buying of some annuities.

Can the Legislature carve out an underage right to sign contracts on the behalf of thousands of other people, while denying the right to sign personal contracts?

 

I can’t think of too many high schoolers in my era that would be worth risking a vote on for any elected office back then. These days between tide pods, TikTok, and gender dysphoria, it’s much to risk. It does add a block of (mostly) reliable brain-washed (or washable) Democrat voters, which (in my humble opinion) is the goal.

Democrats like power and will advance any idea they think will prolong or expand their grasp.

Lowering the voting age is not an uncommon topic from the left side of the aisle but, by itself, stands little chance of support, so allowing them to run for office is a smoke screen. Hide it in a piece of legislation permitting some minors to run for office, and it looks like something else.

Unfortunately for Vermont, at least one of their Democratic State Senators thinks electing minors is irresponsible.

 

“What I cannot get over is a 16- or 17-year-old serving on an elected council,” Sen. Tom Chittenden (D-Chittenden) said. “I don’t think they should serve.” First, a good lawyer could “make hay” of any board decisions put into effect by a minor. Also, making controversial decisions invites severe criticism — even death threats — on social media, and teenagers shouldn’t be exposed to that, Chittenden said.

The legal hurdles aside, the radical left show runners producing this season’s episodes of “As Vermont Dies” want what they want—underage voting. If they can get it they will deal with underage candidates in primaries, and the rest of it is moot until someone under 18 gets into elected office.

If that doesn’t work out, they’ll push the underage official out and find a way to keep the age group voting without the opportunity to run for office.

It’s truly all they are after.

 

 

HT | True North Reports

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The Islam Conundrum

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 13:30 +0000

The dictionary defines religion as, “The expression of man’s belief and reverence for a superhuman power recognized as the creator and governor of the universe.” By this definition, Islam qualifies as a religion, and so do numberless others. A definition this broad is ambiguous and must be further defined with the specific tenets and practices of the belief.

Simply because someone or some people say that they believe in a superhuman deity and revere him, is the belief accorded the privileged status of religion?

It is generally assumed that religion addresses issues of importance to daily life as well as matters that transcend it. Religion is thought to exercise a civilizing influence by ordering social life, promoting spirituality, as well as advancing an array of human virtues. Zoroaster, for instance, based his faith on the triad of goodly thoughts, goodly speech, and goodly deeds: Moses framed the fundamentals of his faith in the Ten Commandments, and Jesus placed love at the core of his religion.

Many people adhere to religion for providing them with comfort and a compass in life. It is these assumed benevolent features of religion that confer it special status. Yet concern with religious overreaching has led societies to enact safeguards against that possibility. Some, for instance, feared that Christ was a rebellious Jew aiming to challenge the ruling Romans. Perhaps to assuage this fear, Christ emphatically proclaimed, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” To this day, there are those who still believe that Christ was a mere social revolutionary.

In the case of Islam, there is no ambiguity at all. The mosque and the state were one and the same from the very start. During his lifetime, Muhammad embodied in his person all three branches of worldly secular governance—the legislative, the judiciary, and the executive—as well as the religious domain. As a messenger of Allah, he transmitted Allah’s laws, adjudicated according to those laws, and implemented Allah’s design. He also prescribed a set of religious instructions for the spiritual life of the faithful.

After Muhammad, Islamic rule was continued by Caliphs and Imams. To this day, wherever it is able, Islam governs as the state, either directly as is the case in Saudi Arabia, or indirectly as practiced in places such as the Islamic Republic of Iran.

When religion crosses the line that separates it from the state, serious problems present themselves. In the case of Islam, the rule of the people, by the people, for the people is supplanted by the rule of Allah, by the faithful to Allah, for the pleasure of Allah.

Other problems arise. Liberty, deeply cherished by democracies, is replaced by submission—unquestioning obedience and adherence to the dictates and precepts of the all-knowing and all-wise Allah. It is this total form of submission that, among other things, prompted the Muslims to systematically burn libraries of the lands they invaded. They justified their action by contending that the Quran, the comprehensive unerring book of Allah, contained all the perfect knowledge that humanity needs. To this day, in places where Islam rules, many books are banned, newspapers and magazines are systematically either censored or shut down, and other non-print media are methodically blocked.

The contempt for free inquiry is encapsulated in the statement of Muhammad, “Al-elmo noghtatan katharoho al-jaheloon”—Knowledge is only one dot, expanded by the ignorant.

Once liberty is surrendered for submission, a host of serious consequences present themselves. The individual becomes little more than a passive obedient vessel of Allah and his perspective of himself and life drastically changes. Once he submits to the all-powerful, all-knowing, then he is absolved of the responsibility of having to chart his own way in life.

There is considerable allure in submission to a power that is willing and able to take care of the person. It is not a bad arrangement. The problem is that all past claimants have invariably been proven as either frauds or failures in honoring their part of the bargain. Islam is no exception. A cursory glance is enough to show the condition of Muhammad’s flock. In spite of huge material wealth, Muslims in oil-rich countries are imprisoned in the paralyzing mentality of submission and all the terrible ancillaries that go with it.

There is no reason to believe that Muslims have inferior intelligence. Their inferior existence is strictly a function of the primitive doctrine of Islam: a doctrine of nihilism, ignorance, and violence that denigrates this life and fixes the starry eye of the faithful on the next life. A case in point is the Islamic madrasahs in places like Pakistan. Never mind the girls. Girls are not in the calculus—women are incidental in Islam.

Consider the boys. Millions of young boys are enrolled in madrasahs—religious boarding schools—learning very little besides memorizing and reciting the Quran. This is a case of total submission: Islam at its best, as championed by the oil-money-flushed Saudi patrons of the Wahabi sect.

Sadly enough, instead of Muslims marching out of the suffocating swamps of submission to the meadow of liberty, Allah’s faithful aim is to drag the rest of humanity into the deadly Islamic quagmire. Islam may have been an improvement to the life of the savages that roamed the Arabian desserts some 1400 years ago. The 21st-century world is not willing to surrender to the clearly failed and failing Islamic experiment, simply because of the claim that it is the one and only true religion of Allah.

 

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Progressive Trial Balloon: Ethicists Suggest Making it Legal to Euthanize the Poor

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 12:00 +0000

The “no one would ever do that crowd” has been having a bad couple of years. It has become quite clear that, yes, a government would do that, that being an increasing number of things to which we can add using assisted suicide to euthanize undesirable populations.

Related: Gov. Run Health Care Lesson from Canada – Won’t Pay for Treatment, Will Pay for Assisted Suicide

It is an idea older than progressivism but not much of an icebreaker since Hitler’s police state took it to its logical conclusion. While American progressives were thinking about sterilization and minimum wages (pricing the poor and unskilled out of the labor pool), Hitler went yard and murdered millions for whom he had no use.

No one is suggesting (quite yet that) we line up the “poor” along a ditch and shoot them, or gas them, or inject people with experimental drugs, but given the slippery slope we are on, this is a reliable “solution” to whatever a government can imagine is a “problem.”

Closer to Home

A good while back, Canada crippled their healthcare system by socializing it. Some years later, the idea occurred to some progressive eugenicists that caring for the chronically ill would cost a lot less if they could convince them to do us all a favor and kill themselves. Medically assisted suicide was mainstreamed, with nary a peep from the anti-capital-punishment “lethal injection is cruel” crowd, and they’ve been chasing a legal path to “compassionate” mass murder ever since.

From cruel to cool, almost overnight.

Canada wasn’t first, but they’ve been very progressive, with coloring books to get the children used to the idea that it is perfectly normal to have caring state-managed self-execution. And now, two ethicists at the University of Toronto have published a paper that takes this compassion to the next level.

 

Should MAiD be available to people in such circumstances, [poor economic conditions – I.C.] even when a sound argument can be made that the agents in question are autonomous? …

we use a harm reduction approach, arguing that even though such decisions are tragic, MAiD should be available.

 

Igor Chudov commenting on “In Choosing Death in Unjust Conditions,” notes that “The real reason for allowing euthanizing the poor shows up a couple of paragraphs down and is, no surprise, a financial one: Canada has a collapsing healthcare system, and euthanizing poor people “clogging hospitals” would allow more deserving individuals (note my sarcasm) to use medical services. The authors stop before saying that out loud, but this is my interpretation of why they brought up collapsing healthcare.”

In case you forgot, the pro-Obama Care folks were not shy about the need to manage care, which meant some folks would get pain pills instead of more expensive therapies, treatments, or operations. Misery or addiction (maybe both) is not a death panel (or a death sentence), even in a culture chasing suicide as a patriotic duty or a social good.

MAiD in Canada

MAiD is the name of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Program, and “In Choosing Death in Unjust Conditions” looks like the first step toward a long warned logical conclusion for the practice of state-approved or assisted suicide. Someone has said the quiet art out loud, probably at the behest of a government research grant.

As you may know, Canada socialized medicine (as in deliberately ruined its own health care) and watched as care declined for decades, culminating in a political pandemic. Now we have ethicists hinting that unless the country approves a plan that allows poor people (to be convinced by more government) to kill themselves, the whole thing could collapse under a weight they were long warned (by scoundrels on the free market right) it could never manage.

Related: Follow the Bouncing Ball: Canada Wrecks Health Care, Legalizes Assisted Suicide, Organ Donations Rise …

Poverty is not a crime, nor is it a death sentence. Escaping it “against all odds” continues to be the foundation of tales that inspire people regardless of where they started on the economic ladder. And millions of people (billions?) live happily below any conception we in the West might have of poverty. These are people with no health care and perhaps no potable water most of the year. But there they are, getting by with what they have, all with great potential – burping out the occasional rags to riches story, while a “rich” Western nation like Canada will consider the musings of ethicists who proposed legal chemical suicide as a solution to a problem the government created.

America, which was once the best place to start poor and work your way into or above the middle class, has a handful of states with legalized self-execution, with my neighboring Vermont offering that “compassion” to tourists who meet a set of strict criteria destined for mission creep.

As for Canada, at least a third of Canadians are also okay with using MAiD on the Homeless, and what happens when that number rises to 51%, which it will if you tell folks the homeless or the poor is the reason you have to wait six months for a procedure? Or that it is the only responsible and compassionate cure for an increasingly more comprehensive range of things, including Alzheimer’s? Get that crazy grandpa off your mind by letting us put an end to his! It’s what he wants.

And you thought Canadians were “nice.”

 

HT | Igor Chudov – Substack

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COVID Myocarditis Explained

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2023-05-23 11:23 +0000
Tom Bowler
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There Are No Debt-Based Solutions to the Debt Problem

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2023-05-23 11:11 +0000
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals News Service President Joe Biden will meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday to hold high-stakes talks on the still-unresolved debt ceiling standoff. Both sides agree that the government will need to take on... Tom Bowler
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Joe, Sometimes You Just Have To Do The Right Thing

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 10:30 +0000

Joe Biden has been in the political game for so long, he knows no way of handling an issue than making it a political football. The debt ceiling is looming, and rather than sit down with leadership and work on the problem, he goes to the microphone and blames the MAGA Republicans. That is Joe’s solution to every challenge.

The President took questions for nearly forty-five minutes in a rare press conference today from Japan, where the G7 had just ended. I watched the entire session, and my takeaway is that Joe Biden does not convey an aura of leadership. His answers are vague, his focus is not present, and there is no conviction in his delivery. Powerful charisma is not essential, but we need positive, defined leadership, and we will not get that from Biden.

Biden took questions on many topics, from the Debt Ceiling, our relationship with China, and the war in Ukraine. I felt Biden was disingenuous in many of his answers. One example is his claims of talks with Xi of China when we know there has been no communication at any level with China since the Chinese surveillance balloon traversed the lower 48.

Another stretch of the truth is his claim that he can use the 14th Amendment to circumvent Congress on an economic policy. He also uses his coined comment that a failure to approve the Debt-Ceiling will result in the loss of 100,000 teaching jobs. That is not true and is said to stoke emotions.

The President has yet to answer any questions or comment about his role in the bogus Russian conspiracy theory concocted by Democrats and the FBI to disparage and harm Donald Trump’s quest for the Presidency. The Durham report clearly implicates Biden, Clinton, and Obama, and the President must answer questions about his role. It is inadequate for Karine Jean-Pierre to deflect questions to the Justice Department. Joe Biden has to clear himself of culpability before he can ask for a single vote to re-elect him.

Leadership is not about pointing fingers and assigning blame. The debt ceiling does need to be addressed, but it is not existential. If allowed to lapse, there is still enough tax revenue to service our debt payments. There may have to be specific departments cut back or shut down temporarily. That would be a perfect time to see if the world still spins without a Department of Education. The bottom line is that this President has to put his ego aside, remember what he said and did as a Senator, and sit down with Speaker McCarthy to get the job done. A plethora of expenditures can be cut in government spending, and we will still exist as a powerful country.

Finally, I think the President is very happy to let the debt ceiling drama play out as long as possible. The issue is a distraction and keeps the White House press corps from asking about corruption, payoffs, and why Hunter can travel to court in a private jet and cry poverty simultaneously.

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Parent Bill of Rights Fails

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 01:30 +0000

I dislike reporting on such bad news, but SB 272, the parent bill of rights, failed in the House. After a series of floor amendments gutted this bill, rendering it impotent and actually harmful to parental rights (see director’s report for more detail), the bill was voted “Indefinitely Postponed,” which means it can not be brought up again until 2025.

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Why? Because every Democrat voted against this bill along with a handful of Republicans and because more Democrats than Republicans showed up. At the beginning of this terms, I warned that Republicans did not have a true majority because attendance would determine the majority that day.

The first amendment that passed rendered the bill completely meaningless. Every Democrat voted for it along with these Republicans. Vote in 2024 accordingly.
Aidan Ankarberg
David Bickford
Mike Bordes
Jess Edwards
Joseph Guthrie
Dan Hynes
David Nagel
Travis O’Hara

Towards Liberty,

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Chris Sununu Presidential Poll Watch – Week of 5/22/23

Granite Grok - Tue, 2023-05-23 00:00 +0000

Frankly, I’ve slowed down on reporting NH Gov. Chris Sununu’s polling number from RealClearPolitics (the gold standard as they aggregate several vetted polling companies from both the Right and the Left to “even out the bias”).  Why?

Just like with me in my Weight Challenge with Tom Murray, Sununu is neither gaining nor losing. Well, he did “lose” – 0.3% points. Another word for it is “stagnation.” He’s gone nowhere at the national level.  In fact, he’s barely hanging in the RealClearPolitics reporting – last place.

In the last eight polls they are using since 4/21, he has only garnered two returns – both at only 1%.  So this week, I’ve decided to better illustrate where folks stand in this race:

Tier 1

  • 56.3 – Donald Trump
  • 19.4 -Ron DeSantis

Tier 2

  • 5.6 – Mike Pence
  • 4.3 – Nikki Haley
  • 3.6 – Vivek Ramaswamy

Tier 3

  • 1.8 – Tim Scott
  • 1.3 – Larry Elder
  • 1.2 – Chris Christie
  • 1.1 – Asa Hutchinson (again, WHY?)

Also Ran (for those polling <1%)

  • 0.7 – Chris Sununu

As always, Sununu’s own words about setting THE threshold in making it to the debate stage:

Hangover: An “Evergreen” statement by Sununu himself on low-rated wannabes:

Mr. Sununu also warned minor candidates not to carve up the field.

“I think there’s a lot of hope and opportunity for good candidates to get in, drive the message where it needs to be,” he said. “But the discipline is getting out, too. The discipline and saying, ‘Look, you’re only polling at 5%, you got to get out.’ We don’t want a crowded field here.”

And, like last time, according to Sununu’s “debate podium standard,” only Trump, DeSantis, and Pence would be up there. I’m betting that the RNC would also have the Tier 2 folks as well.

My prediction is that if a couple more folks jump in in the next few weeks (Scott did last week, and DeSantis is rumored to do so this week), Sununu is toast. The only campaigning he’s done is either for Veep or a talking head slot.

That last line is about all the snark I was planning to use, and it is rather mild. However…

Kurt Schlichter is never one that holds back on anything or anyone as he believes that few Republicans understand the current political climate that the Democrats have deliberately whipped into a whirlwind (the second coming of Mao’s Red Guards and the destruction of traditional American mores and norms). Fewer still are willing to publicly put themselves into “political harm’s way” and into that whirlwind to stand up for their constituents in the political mudhole we find ourselves in:

The enemy hates us, and it is dead serious about converting its hatred into policy. From legalizing crime to weaponizing the government against us, from disenfranchising us at the ballot box to disarming us in our homes, to gagging us on social media and leveraging the regime media to hide the truth and amplify the lies, this is a cold war where we become serfs if we don’t win. It’s not the time for Team Use Your Inside Voice. The enemy holds every major institution; if you are worried about collateral damage to the institutions that seek to enslave us – or worse – then you don’t have the stones to flatten them and their current occupants. And that’s what we need to do.

With that in mind, in today’s column, he had this to say about Sununu:

I will not dignify maple syrup sap Chris Sununu by pretending his nascent candidacy is a thing.

And I’ll leave it at that. Except that Schlichter did mention Vivek Ramaswamy in an analogous fashion, as I have been. I think he’s starting to approach “Dark Horse” contention.

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Spellers The Movie In Wilton NH This Thursday (Get Free Tickets!)

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 22:30 +0000

Inspired by the book Underestimated, the new full-length documentary SPELLERS challenges conventional wisdom regarding a group relegated to society’s margins: nonspeakers with autism, who most “experts” believe are cognitively disabled.

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As the film opening asks, “What if we’ve been wrong…about every single one of them?” SPELLERS answers that question, in convincing fashion, through the stories of eight nonspeakers—Aydan, Evan, Sid, Maddie, Jamie, Vince, Cade, and Elizabeth—who all found their voice through the miraculous process of using a letterboard to communicate their thoughts and feelings. As Jamie explains, “we think, feel, and learn just like everyone else.”

The film blends beautiful cinematography with heart-wrenching stories of these eight spellers and a strong message for every parent of a nonspeaker: your child can do this, too. SPELLERS also demands that teachers, schools, and therapists wake up to the reality that we may have underestimated the abilities of more than 50 million people worldwide.

 

Thursday, May 25th
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (film rolls at 7:00 PM)

Wilton Town Hall Theater – 40 Main Street

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The Left Pivots from No Farms No Food to – No Farms!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 21:00 +0000

I’m still amused by how the non-GMO Left promoted the genetically modified (and some would suggest gene-altering) COVID-19 Vaccines. But then who says, “You don’t need a gun ‘cuz cops,” and then says, “You don’t need cops”? The Left.

Related: What if Organic Farming Were “Worse” Not “Better?”

Next up, and this is not our first dance with this topic, farms. The Netherlands has been at war with its farmers for over a year, doing its best to put them out of business because making food grow in the ground and harvesting it is terrible for the planet and the people they want living on it.

Remember, these are not just the no farms, no food people; they also virtue signal the need to end world hunger which GMOs can help accomplish, and for which farms are a requirement. The Left’s response to the need for more food (a few years back) was to put more food in gasoline, but now the plan is to end both: no farms, no food, no ethanol, no anything.  [There is no Dana, only Zuul.]

Closer to home, Globalist Goons like Bill Gates or the Chinese, or both, are buying up ranches, farmland, any land, and freeing it from the dangers of cattle or farming. Goon Gates is simultaneously funding bioengineered meat, which – and I’m no expert – sounds a lot like something the Left’s anti-GMO stooges should oppose, and not just because of how much more CO2 is emitted to make it. It’s engineered in a lab. If that’s okay, when can we expect to see the No Labs, No Food bumper stickers

You can’t, after all, put a solar panel on the roof of a label, but not on farmland where you expect to grow anything but weeds and wild grass. And if we are ever to get anywhere near net anything (and yes, it is still mathematically impossible), there needs to be as much open land covered with the damn things as possible, overshadowed by the forest of wind turbines scattered about as space permits.

No farms, no food, no cattle, but lots of solar and wind farms.

And no worries. The American elites will have their food flown in from non-stupid countries to which they offshored their agricultural emissions just like they offshored their energy emissions, and thanks to the incredibly high carbon footprint of wind and solar, we’ll have greater emissions but fewer of us, which is the carbon they were trying to reduce this whole time.

If there are no farms, there is no food, and that appears to be the plan. To control food to control people.

 

Or we could resist. Maybe. At least a little?

 

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Quick Thought – Why Isn’t The NH GOP Calling Out The Turncoat Republicans Who Aligned With Democrats to Torpedo SB272-Parental Rights?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 20:15 +0000

Not ONCE, since the votes were taken have I seen anything even closely relating to what Kevin Landrigan of the Union Leader (and certainly nothing like what we’ve been writing about) in naming names?

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne, R-Auburn, was starting from behind on parental rights.

He could persuade only one of four past naysayers from his party — Rep. Mark Proulx, R-Manchester — to change his mind.

Two of the Republicans, Reps. Mike Bordes of Laconia and Travis O’Hara of Belmont, backed an amendment that gutted the bill. The fourth opponent, Rep. Dan Wolf, R-Newbury, was absent.

Once again, a MAJOR problem with the NH GOP is that there is no Political Discipline that gets applied. All we hear is Glittering Generalities.

Sorry/NOT sorry, NH GOP Chair Chris Ager – YOU SHOULD HAVE NAMED NAMES. Sorry/NOT sorry, NH House Republican Majority Leader Jason Osborne, YOU SHOULD HAVE NAMED NAMES.  By doing so, you would have let voters know who screwed them over on one of the most precious ideals we have as a Society: that PARENTS raise children and not some Hillary-Village.  Childism is a pernicious ideology that explains much of how the Democrats thought when voting – and these Republicans AHEAD of time gutted that bill with their amendments.

And you all remained silent.  Shame on you all!  We called them out on it – so where’s YOUR political courage gone to?  Enough of the “Jennifer Horne Syndrome” and running away.

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(More) Election Rigging A Certainty In 2024

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 19:30 +0000

I find it mind-boggling that the vast, vast majority of GOP “activists” actually believe that all that’s needed for the GOP to win in 2024 is to nominate “their” guy. Are they unaware of all the election-rigging that has taken place sine at least 2016? Do they believe that somehow “their” guy is going to negate Zuckerbucks and the equivalent, ballot-harvesting, Big-Tech and Regime-Media censorship, ec. etc. etc.? And that the FBI, CIA and the rest of the Deep State are going to “play fair” after having gotten away with rigging the prior two Presidential elections?

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What If Half of COVID Patients That Died After Being Ventilated Died From Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Not COVID-19?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 18:00 +0000

Not long after the call went out to build thousands of ventilators, big beautiful ventilators – because someone in the Public Health Industrial Complex said they’d help – some experts began to question a protocol that would later be colloquially called ‘death by hospital.’

The CDC’s recommended treatment protocol was suspect from the beginning. Hospital admission, diagnosis (almost everyone had COVID-19), doing nothing until they needed a vent, and then trapping them on it until they lived or died. They didn’t all die, but many did, and researchers at Northwestern University believe that as many as half of the deaths were the product of “a secondary ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.”

 

“Our study highlights the importance of preventing, looking for and aggressively treating secondary bacterial pneumonia in critically ill patients with severe pneumonia, including those with COVID-19,” said senior author Benjamin Singer, MD, the Lawrence Hicks Professor of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine pulmonary and critical care physician. …

“Those who were cured of their secondary pneumonia were likely to live, while those whose pneumonia did not resolve were more likely to die,” Singer said. “Our data suggested that the mortality related to the virus itself is relatively low, but other things that happen during the ICU stay, like secondary bacterial pneumonia, offset that.”

 

Hospitals will not, by my estimation, be returning the checks they got from the government, nor will The Media be reporting the discovery or further analysis by researchers, like how, based on the data so far, there is not sufficient evidence linking COVID-19 death to a new term we all learned during the pandemic – a cytokine storm.

 

The study findings also negate the cytokine storm theory, said Singer, also a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

“The term ‘cytokine storm’ means an overwhelming inflammation that drives organ failure in your lungs, your kidneys, your brain and other organs,” Singer said. “If that were true, if cytokine storm were underlying the long length of stay we see in patients with COVID-19, we would expect to see frequent transitions to states that are characterized by multi-organ failure. That’s not what we saw.”

 

I understand that the flu can and often does weaken the body, making it more susceptible to pneumonia, which eventually causes death. I would think it fair to say the association was relevant to the initial cause. They got the flu, then pneumonia, and the latter ended their life. But no one was getting paid to say patients die of pneumonia. They got paid for positive covid cases, covid admissions, venting, and COVID as the cause of death.

Hospitals had a minimal incentive to deviate from the CDC’s COVID ATM protocol. If venting was responsible for the bacterial infection that led to death, then it wasn’t COVID; it was venting.

Experts estimate 40-50% of ventilated patients die, regardless of their disease. Around the world, between 66 and 86% of all “Covid patients” put on ventilators died. – OffG

I’ve had pneumonia a handful of times which was odd because I rarely get any cold or flu except when I smoked for several years and my annual pneumonia while working in a sorting center for UPS. I suspect the dust and crud I was breathing daily because it stopped after I left that job for high-tech office work. Pneumonia is nasty. And this research suggests that medical intervention (ventilation) significantly increased the probability of death from pneumonia.

 

“The importance of bacterial superinfection of the lung as a contributor to death in patients with COVID-19 has been underappreciated, because most centers have not looked for it or only look at outcomes in terms of presence or absence of bacterial superinfection, not whether treatment is successful or not,” said study co-author Richard Wunderink, MD, who leads the Successful Clinical Response in Pneumonia Therapy Systems Biology Center at Northwestern.

 

No one is getting their money back or the lives of their loved ones. I doubt we’ll see class actions survive in courts that supported the tyrannical policy interventions that stripped people of their rights. Still, if even a tiny flashlight shines on the venting protocol long enough, folks will push back harder if they try to resurrect this ransom demand the next time they try to take the world hostage.

 

 

HT | OffGuardian

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MONDAY MEMES

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 16:30 +0000

They’re flying so thick and fast it is amazing.  Take heart – there will be a Meme Overflow and almost certainly a Friday Meme Overflow-Overflow.  Last week’s Overflow-Overflow.

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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How do “poor Chinese just wanting a better life” travel from frickin’ CHINA to PANAMA and then walk up through MEXICO to the US border?

 

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How We Enslave Ourselves

 

 

Also:

 

MASS PSYCHOSIS – How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL

 

 

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Pick of the post:

 

 

Would explain an awful lot.  Ditto:

 

 

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Monday Musical Memory:

 

Vangelis – Alpha (Audio)

 

 

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Palate Cleansers:

 

 

Reminds me of a story of an old man who would sit for hours next to his dementia-ridden wife.  When the orderly asked why he sat there all that time, daily, observing that “she doesn’t even know who you are” – he replied “I know who she is”.

 

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The Skip & Tom Weight Challenge – Week 11

Granite Grok - Mon, 2023-05-22 15:00 +0000

Oopsies!  Both of us lost track of time last week and didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted Week 10 until time was closer to Week 11 than to Week 9.  So, we both agreed to “take a bye” (sorta like the Celtics taking one even as they’re supposed to be actually playing on the court).

And from my part, I’m exactly where I thought I’d be at this point – stuck between 182 and 184. I knew this was going to happen and it’s here – 3 weeks in a row.  I’m going to have to jigger something to break out of this but not sure quite what yet.

As for Tom, he said he had broken 290 this week but then, like us all, ate a wee bit more than he should have this weekend so he hasn’t “officially” broken 290 lbs BUT, he’s gaining on me! The tale of the scale:

 

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