The Manchester Free Press

Monday • May 27 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XXII

Manchester, N.H.

Data Point: Amount of Assets to be Wealthy in the US?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 21:00 +0000

Interesting infographic and table, courtesy of Visual Capitalist.  We heared (or more correctly, heard a lot during the Occupy Wall Street movement – seems like eons ago) all about the vaunted (and hated) “1%”.  Democrat Socialist Bernie Sanders is still going after them – even as he is now one of them with an estimated net worth of around $4 million. So, some info on the Top 1% at a State level:

(click to embiggen)

The post also has this in tabular form as well:

No, I’m not even close, thanks for asking!

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Is Elon Musk Really Walking Away From Twitter Buyout?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 19:30 +0000

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has turned into a celebrity relationship. It’s on then it’s off then it’s on-again, then it’s over. But is it over? The sticking point was how many actual user accounts there are (many as you know are fake) and since Twitter won’t cough that up, Musk says he’s done. Or is he?

News reports that Musk is walking away from the deal have been popping across the interwebs for days. Many on the right are despondent as a major victory for free speech falls apart. It would be tragic but it’s not over until it is over.

A lawsuit has been filed against Musk for walking away from the deal so it’s off to the courts they go where it seems very likely that the actual number of Twitter users will have to be provided during discovery.

Do I need to type that again?

Walking away was always going to trigger a lawsuit. A lawsuit was always going to involve discovery. If, during discovery, Elon gets the number he is after he can choose to walk back ending the lawsuit.

The number of actual Twitter accounts becomes public knowledge exposing the vast Twitter conspiracy only theorized up to that moment. The methods by which the platform is used to flood the zone with propaganda. The mountain of alledged fake accounts that were created by political operators and activist groups.

Maybe.

Much like the Musk takeover, nothing is a done deal until the deal is done, and maybe I’m overthinking it, but it looks to me like Musk found a way to find out what he needed to know and that’s a beautiful thing.

If it works.

 

 

 

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NH State Rep Jess Edwards – Seeking Re-election

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 18:00 +0000

SITUATION:  I’m completing my third term in the NH House and am running for reelection in a new district as a result of the redistricting done based on the 2020 census.  District 31 is a floterial with two State Reps based on the excess populations of Auburn, Candia, Chester and Deerfield.  I’ve been elected in the past by the voters of Auburn, Chester, and Sandown.  I need to get more involved in Candia and Deerfield so that people can vote for me with confidence.

THUMBNAIL DESCRIPTION:  I’m a constitutional conservative who runs as a Republican.  My subject matter expertise includes healthcare systems, information technology, project and privacy management.  Most recently, I have chaired the subcommittee of Finance that resources the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and am the vice chair of the HHS Oversight Committee.  My other significant duty is to be one of six (of 400) Representatives serving as a voting member of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee.  Other committee assignments include the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery; Commission to Study Telehealth Services; NH Health Care Quality and Safety Commission; Commission to Evaluate NH Granite Advantage Health Care; Joint Committee on Dedicated Funds; Long Range Capital Planning and Utilization Committee – Alternate; Committee to Develop a Plan for the Closure and Replacement of the Sununu Youth Services Center and the Rockingham County Long-Term Care Services Committee.  Locally, I’m a member of the Auburn Citizens Fiber Broadband Advisory Committee and an alternate to Auburn’s Planning Board.  My voting record and sponsored bills can be found by following the URL to my NH General Court biography.

MILITARY DESCRIPTION:  I retired as an Army Medical Services Corps (MSC) Officer (Lieutenant Colonel) in 2009 after a third of a century of a hybrid career among the various components.  The military put me on scholarship to earn my Finance bachelor’s degree and sent me to graduate school for a degree in Computer Science.  Additionally, they paid most of my costs to earn a graduate degree in Systems Management.  As an MSC, I led field medical units, functioned in the role of senior information systems leader overseeing and supporting all fixed medical facilities in the Army.  I also served as a budget and manpower officer for the 18th Medical Command managing all Army financial and human resources within the Republic of Korea.  I later became a healthcare operations planner and was recalled to active duty to deploy to Afghanistan.  I’m likely the only hospital administrator in US history to have established a combat arms institutional training school to organize and field battalions and brigades.  While serving in Afghanistan, I came under direct hostile fire and was awarded the Combat Action Badge.  Other awards include the Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge (Airborne), and Air Assault Badge.  I received four Meritorious Service Medals, an Army Commendation Medal and other lesser medals.

We want to thank NH State Rep Jess Edwards  for this announcement. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
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CIVILIAN DESCRIPTION:  After leaving Army active duty in 1991, I began my civilian career while continuing in Army Reserve and National Guard roles.  My first job after active duty was as a radiology administrator at Creighton University and I followed the department chair to West Virginia University.  I became a faculty member at Georgetown University where I worked under contract to the Department of Defense as the Deputy Program Manager of the DOD Telemedicine Testbed.  I authored a textbook chapter on Military Telemedicine during that time.  The Sisters of Mercy Health System then hired me to prepare our ten hospitals for radiology imaging networks and the virtualization of other clinical services such as tele-dermatology along the Rio Grande.  The next phase of my career took me to a few different global medical device manufacturers as a product and project manager.  I transitioned to serving as an IT security and privacy officer for Carestream Health and Philips Medical Systems.  I retired from my paying career to serve full-time as a state rep in 2016.

PERSONAL:  My wife of over 40 years passed away in February 2022.  Our two grown daughters live very near and we’re close.  Both are successful and motivated.  Our eldest is expected to delivery our first grandchild in August 2022 and enjoys the love and support of her wife of six years.  Brody and Pepper are two great rescue dogs and do a great job of taking me for long walks in the woods.

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MONDAY MEMES

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 16:30 +0000

Personal note: Feeling a LOT better but I was really, really screwed up.  Some ongoing things from this that need addressing and some major lifestyle changes.  Cherish and take care of your health… and do not ignore warning signs.  I did ignore signs until very late, which is one reason I’m in the situation I’m in.

 

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They’re flying so thick and fast it is amazing.  And take heart – there will be a Meme Overflow and I will back-edit to include the link.

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) can often be hidden inside humor.  Stand by for Thought Splinters IV… when I can get to it.  Work has ramped up!

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.

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

 

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But first, a random sampling of three of my cartoons.  Please note these are my concepts but I pay a professional to do them.

 

 

 

 

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My choice for the best of the lot:

It’s a tie – couldn’t decide.

First:

 

What company turns down that many potential customers if they have a legitimately safe and effective product?  In parallel, see the one in the main body about Uruguay asking for the list of ingredients and Pfizer saying NO, we’d rather not sell if we have to disclose what’s in it.  And Pfizer admitting there was data collection fraud but that’s OK because they government knew about it???

Note that I am not advocating violence.  I am not recommending a course of action.  If there is violence against pharma facilities and/or individual employees I will decry it.  But if parents and friends who have injured, crippled, or killed loved ones – especially children – decide to take action in the face of the pharma companies having total legal immunity… I won’t blame them either especially with all the warning signs we’re seeing.  See Surak’s latest on that (chart grabbed from link).  Note that in every category, there are more from the Covid Jabs than from all other vaccines since 1988.

 

 

One more cartoon, very relevant:

 

 

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Understand what this is: A bounty on real-time tracking of political enemies.  There’s only one reason you do that.

 

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For Sale:

From time to time the admins have permitted me to put up a couple of items for sale.  Here are two.

 

Bumper Sticker

 

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T-Shirt

 

 

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Palate Cleanser:

 

(Rainbow Over Judean Desert)

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules 2020 Election Was Rigged

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 15:00 +0000

The Democrat/NeverTrump narrative that the 2020 election was the safest, most secure election in history took yet ANOTHER body blow recently as the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the ballot drop boxes used in predominantly Democrat areas were ILLEGAL.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for Mike Graham and other NH-NeverTrumpers to recant their “no evidence” mantra. All that mattered/matters to them was getting rid of Trump. And inflation, open-borders, crime AND the TRUTH, among other things, are all small prices to pay for that end.

 

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So, How do you QA test a Climate Model?

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2022-07-11 12:32 +0000
The North Pole is having its coldest summer on record. Greenland summer melt is below average. Meanwhile, the climate models say the opposite. pic.twitter.com/VrmHHibGmI — DonKeiller (@KeillerDon) July 10, 2022 Tom Bowler
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The Un-American Way

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2022-07-11 12:06 +0000
Tom Bowler
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Upper Valley Homeless Hopefuls: Twin Pines

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 12:00 +0000

The problem of homelessness in America is plaguing many of its cities. On the west coast from Los Angeles to Seattle, the problem is growing. The southwest has similar issues from Phoenix to Dallas. However, one city has seen a decline in their homeless since developing a coordinated system that is streamlining intake and services creating the stability many experts say is crucial to ending the crisis in a meaningful way.

Houston, Texas has seen a stunning 54% decline in its homeless population since 2011. At the same time their sister city to the north, Dallas, has dealt with a rapid increase, which has many wondering about the discrepancy. The office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is tasked with tracking and recording these trends and offering help in the form of federal funds to areas that are proactively showing improvement. Houston, thanks to its successes, was given $18 million in HUD funding in 2019 alone, while Dallas only garnered as much over ten years. Why is HUD favoring Houston? The answer lies in their effectiveness in dealing with homelessness in ways HUD considers worthwhile.

Those close to the situation in Texas note Houston has developed a system of coordination among service providers by way of a digital database they share called the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This allows separate service providers a way to see which person or family they are serving, what services are being used, and what is recommended or allowed for their particular situation. This efficiency gain gives HUD confidence the Houston service providers will put federal money to good use.

Dallas has copied the Houston model without the same success. Critics note Dallas’ struggle is manifold. Whereas Houston has a strong mayoral executive office, Dallas is mired in committee with the mayor serving more as a board member with far less fiat power. This causes initiatives to be passed around and stalled due to the bureaucratic handling of the political football. Though the cost of living is an issue in both cities, Dallas is on par with Los Angeles in terms of affordability and cost of living barriers. Compound this with their changing the interface of their HMIS platform every other year and the problem seems to be one of mismanagement from a lack of streamlining services. A few trips down south to be mentored by their sister city would seem to be in order.

Though the number of homeless in each city is more than the population of Hartford, the town is taking the coming crisis seriously. Similarly encumbered by the cost of living and housing availability, coupled with the mentally ill and addiction-addled finding succor among the good people of the Upper Valley, the Twin Pines housing group sees the Houston model as hopeful.

Andrew Winter is the Executive Director for Twin Pines and was eager to share the history, function, and goals of their non-profit. As fellow residents of the area, he and his staff see their mission as one of keeping everyone safe with the overall health of the community in mind. When asked to respond to the concerns of the Hartford area residents expressing concern with their proposed eighteen-unit housing plan, located off of Route 5 North next to the Episcopal Church and only blocks away from the local elementary, middle, and high schools, Mr. Winter was happy to explain the vision of its proponents.

Understanding the concern of parents and other locals he explains Twin Pines is addressing their safety concerns. First, by screening applicants for serious offenses, such as sexual crimes or recent domestic violence charges, both of which disqualify candidates, Twin Pines is well aware of who they will offer to house.

Citing specific numbers and trends Winter seems to have a firm grasp on both the scope and seriousness of the situation. Disabled veterans, economically limited families, single parents, mentally ill, and addicted comprise many who qualify as “chronically homeless”, the primary category Twin Pines is hoping to reduce.

“We currently offer 539 apartments for low to middle-income residents as well as short to long-term housing for the homeless.”

When asked if they have programming in place designed to encourage upward mobility he explains the motivation to improve one’s situation is largely contingent on the stability of their housing situation which is the primary goal of Twin Pines and its affiliate groups.

“Housing stability offers people the peace of mind to begin making the changes necessary to become more productive personally and in the community if that’s their situation. We also have residents as old as 81 who are past the age of productivity who simply need housing.”

This level of thoughtfulness and compassion should resonate with area churches, some of whose members are among the critics of the Hartford project. Their concerns typically center around the safety of the location relative to children, the negative effect on property values, and the assumed inefficiencies of government programs that enable rather than empower.

Winter acknowledges these concerns however he cites the success of Houston, and its adherence to coordination among service providers, which includes many church-based non-profits, as the only proven solution for dealing with a national problem emerging in Hartford. Not deceived by the fact that homelessness will not cure itself, the nature of people to struggle with addiction, mental injuries, and simple bad luck, Winter seems laser-focused on being proactive about this mission – keeping people in a position to succeed in whatever measure possible by housing them.

When asked about utilizing area churches, such as Valley Bible church who initially offered their annex to help this problem, as resources to aid in this effort Winter is surprisingly quiet. It’s not clear if he is uncomfortable commenting or at a loss as to how to include them in the established vision. When pressed to consider the church is called to offer help to those in need “from womb to tomb” as one local pastor put it, Winter’s response is surprisingly terse.

“There’s plenty of opportunities to help.”

One can only hope the town, its residents, and the church can work together to meet this need so far being championed by those answering the call on a daily basis.

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Twitter's Grand Strategy

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2022-07-11 11:10 +0000
Tom Bowler
Categories: Blogs, United States

Biden Celebrity Influencer Sentenced to Prison for Child Sex Crimes.

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 10:30 +0000

Joe Biden has been credibly accused of rape. He’s a child sniffing creep. He has groped the wife of a Secret Service Agent. Inappropriately touched numerous women on camera (more off, we can only assume). Exposed himself to female members of his Secret Service Detail. Then there’s Ashley Biden’s Diary.

The guy is gross. And he has disgusting “friends.”

 

Jerry Harris, former Biden campaign surrogate and star of the Netflix documentary Cheer, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for sex crimes involving minors. The disgraced cheerleader pleaded guilty in February to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in a bathroom at a cheer competition and paying another underaged child to send him sexually explicit photos and videos on Snapchat.

 

Not the most appealing subject before you have had your breakfast but well worth sharing with your “liberal” friends. As in, why haven’t you publicly denounced this yet?

 

Prior to his arrest in September 2020, Harris was one of several celebrity influencers the Biden campaign embraced in an effort to “win back the internet.” In June 2020, Biden appeared with Harris on Instagram Live to discuss “some really important issues facing our country right now, in particular young adults and the black community.” The video, which received more than 300,000 views on the social media platform, was deleted shortly after federal agents raided the influencer’s Illinois home in September. Harris was arrested days later.

Related: Biden’s Department of Education: Looking Out for the Sexual Predators?

Jerry Harris is just the latest name in a long list of sexual abusers and misusers within or with ties to the Democrat party. Weiner (Congressman), Epstein (sex trafficker who didn’t hang himself), Weinstein (Donor), Matt Lauer (Talking Head), Rep. John Conyers (US House), John Weaver (Lincoln Project), Al Franken (Senator), Terry Bean (Donor), Ted Kennedy (Senator), Bill Clinton (president), Donny Ray Williams (Hill Staffer), Ed Buck (Donor), Andrew Cuomo (Governor), more…

CO Democrat Congressman Bob Filner (Sexual Assault)
CA Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (Sexual Harassment)
NM Democrat congressional candidate David Alcon (Stalking/Sexting pic of his genitals)
CO Democrat Rep. Steve Lebsock (Sexual Harassment)
CO Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran (cover-up)
MN Democrat Sen. Dan Schoen (Sexual Harassment)
CA Democrat Sen. Tony Mendoza (Sexual Harassment)
CA Democratic Senate leader Kevin de León (Cover-Up)
PA Democrat Commissioner Philip Ahr (Child porn)
GA Democrat Rep. Calvin Smyre (Sexual Misconduct)
FL Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown (Failure to address harassment claims)
NM Democrat Sen. Michael Padilla (Sexual Harassment)
CO Democratic Rep. Paul Rosenthal (Sexual Harassment)
IL Democrat Sen. Ira Silverstein (Sexual Harassment)
MO Democrat Rep. Josh Peters (Sexual Harassment)
NV Democrat Sen. Mark Manendo (Sexual Harassment)
OK Democrat Rep. Will Fourkiller (Sexual Harassment)
OR Democrat Rep. David Gomberg (Inappropriate Touching)
WA Democratic Rep. Brendan Williams (Sexual Harassment)
CT Democrat councilman Scott Chamberlain (‘furry’ profile)
FL Democrat Sen. Jeff Clemens (Sexual Misconduct)

And those are the ones we know about that I could find on short notice.

But there’s no pattern and since none of these people are Republicans or Priests at this point, what difference does it make?

 

 

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Sunday Spotlight: The Fine Folks on the Pond

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 03:00 +0000

Many of us have become very cynical and protective over the last couple of decades. I remember when I was young, our neighborhood went far beyond the street we lived on, and we knew all our neighbors by name. Life seemed much simpler back then, and there was an implicit trust of everyone in your circle. One of the things that may have helped this feeling of ease was rarely talking about politics amongst friends and neighbors. Maybe that privacy was a good thing for relationships.

I grew up in Massachusetts, and when I married and had children, we moved to New Hampshire, hoping for a safer and more stable environment for our children to grow in. It was the right decision at the time. But nothing stays the same forever, and New Hampshire, especially the Southern tier, morphed into an extension of Massachusetts. We have learned to adapt but not easily.

This past year we purchased a cabin on a pond in Central Maine. The experience has been two-fold, with the peace and tranquility of the pond a welcome change from home and the people a throw-back to an era long ago. The latter has restored a positive feeling about people we have not felt in some time.

The first experience came the day we launched our boat for the first time. I could not get the engine to turn over, and strangers immediately came to our aide. People we did not know could not have been more helpful, and they did get us started and on our way to a summer of boating fun on the pond.

The next was the day we built a new deck on the cabin. We had hired a young man who lived on the pond to help me with the heavy lifting. He and I got started about an hour into the project when two of our new neighbors stopped by. I thought they were stopping by to see what we were doing, but I was wrong. They had their tools with them and spent the entire Saturday helping build our deck. Who does that? Not folks from Massachusetts or New Hampshire, but Pond People in Maine do this kind of thing every day.

This past week, our cousin who lives on the other side of the pond fell, and she shattered her arm in two places. Her summer is ruined. Our neighbor heard about the accident and asked us to give her a ride to our cousin’s place so she could deliver a wonderful meal she had prepared for them. She took the time to shop and spend part of her Sunday cooking a meal for strangers needing some help. Who does that? Pond People in Maine, that’s who.

People helping people. Strangers lend a hand because it is needed and not asked for. This is the way it used to be when you ventured past your front gate to visit your neighbors. I am not a believer in taking a community to raise kids, but I am a firm believer in the strength of friendship and community being far more potent than going it alone. I am sad we had to come to the middle of Maine to find that kind of community again, but I am glad we made the trip up I95!

 

 

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XIV: How the Fourteenth Amendment Ate the First Ten

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 01:30 +0000

I’m going to pimp my husband Ian Underwood’s first published book! If you’ve ever wondered why the government can search you in an airport or why there can be gun laws despite what’s in the 4th and 2nd amendments, if you’ve ever seen 400-page legal tomes and wished you could get the information in one sitting, if you enjoy reading Ian’s ‘Grok posts, this is the book for you.

XIV is the first in a series of Bare Minimum Books, where you’ll get all the information you need, and nothing more. With illustrations by the author.

It’s self-published on Amazon, where you can also get the Kindle version (but the softcover book feels really good in your hands). Go to BareMinimumBooks.com to purchase, see upcoming titles, and subscribe to get announcements of new books as they become available.

https://bareminimumbooks.com/books/xiv/

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NYT: Biden Delayed His Trip to the Middle East So….

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-07-11 00:00 +0000

Joe Biden can’t be President this week ‘cuz he needs a nap. He was supposed to take a trip to the Middle East, but his handlers couldn’t keep him awake long enough to get the deal done. He’s a weary old man. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s coming from the very liberal newsroom at the New York Times. The paper of Liberal record.

I’m sure they are disappointed. Democrats, The Middle East…

Hot Air

A New York Times article questioning Biden’s abilities is opening the floodgates for Democrats to admit they have a problem, both now and in 2024.

One bit of news delivered by Baker is that Team Biden delayed his trip to the Middle East so that he could get some rest. Does that seem like normal presidential behavior to you? Imagine if any past presidents, especially Trump, admitted they just needed some good nap time before boarding Air Force One and flying overseas. It turns out that Biden was originally scheduled to include the Middle East in his trip to Europe last month but Team Biden decided not to “unnecessarily tax” him.

 

The Dems are looking for a storyline that will allow them to ease Joe into retirement. The problem is that they have no one more appealing to replace him, and that’s saying something. All the high-profile Dems are leftist radical nutjobs wholly unappealing to swing voters and Middle America.

Harris is a no-go. She’s less appealing than those. So, while Uncle Joe has gotta go when his term is up, where do Dems go from there? That’s not my problem, but it will be a great source of material for future blogs.

And on that note, one of our readers, who likes to create the occasional meme, came up with a few other reasons why sleepy Joe might not be able to take the trip.

Add your own in the comments, if so inclined.

 


HT | RR

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Watch the Teaser Trailer for “Uninformed Consent”

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-07-10 22:30 +0000

The trailer has dropped for a new documentary on the political response to COVID-19 and the so-called Pandemic. “Film Producer, Todd Harris of Matador Films, in collaboration with Vaccine Choice Canada is exposing this systemic manipulation and deceit with his new documentary entitled Uninformed Consent.”

The “systemic manipulation” was, with few exceptions, global so this is probably a movie worth watching once released.

Here’s the teaser.

 



 

HT | Dr. Peter McCullough – Twitter.

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Another Sign of the Apocalypse – Hudson Bay is Getting Colder – Sea Ice lasting Longer

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-07-10 21:00 +0000

Jet-setting elites and politicos tell us the world is in danger. CO2 is choking the atmosphere. Cheap, abundant energy is to blame. And if we do not act soon, the earth will reach a tipping point of no return. Again. No, I meant now. Okay, in x number of years. Not those years, these years.

And only the government can save you from yourself.

The latter is true if the thing from which we need “saving” is keeping more of what we earn. They can save us from the threat of too much mobility, liberty, and opportunity. The party of choice is more interested in making that choice than allowing you that luxury.

Climate Chaos, Climate Change, Global Warming, Global Cooling, New Green Deal, Davos, Paris, Kyoto, the UN, and others all carry water with a much older pedigree. One as old as human life. How do we control them? This is only a problem in WesternDemocracies where the people were told at some point that they had the power.

Related: Electric Vehicles Producing More CO2 than Gas Powered Transportation

In Europe and most of its colonies, they never gave it up, so giving up what little they had came easy.

America never had a monarchical ruling class but those “in charge” act as if they are and pine for ways to secure it in perpetuity. Global Climate Change Policy does that and it is all it does. It exists to do no more than shift a free-market capitalist economy into a planned economy managed by elites.

Klaus wants you to eat bugs. Bill Gates can’t keep a marriage together, but he’s pretty sure he can get you to go all-in on synthetic meat. The Zuckerbergermeister and the people at ‘Fatesbook’ are controlling “the signal.” Google has gone from committing to the truth to defining it and punishing anyone who eyes some other. And they are all pushing the Lie in Climate Change.

Related: Alleged “News” Agency Will Spend 8 Million Dollar “Donation” to Fund Biased Reporting on Climate Change

That’s probably three hundred words too many to get to the point. The media is cooperating, but the planet is not, including Hudson Bay. A twenty-year study has determined that since 2000 “73% of the 15 sites considered have been cooling and 67% have experienced a lengthening of sea ice duration.”

 

“The interannual trends in fast ice duration over the 2000–2019 period (Figure 2d) show that the fast-ice duration along the west coast of Hudson Bay has been decreasing at a rate of 1–6 days per decade. All other locations across Hudson Bay and James Bay, with the exception of Moosonee, have experienced increasing fast-ice duration. This increase has been particularly notable in Sanikiluaq and Chisasibi, where fast-ice duration increased at 9 and 6 days per decade, respectively.”

 

More ice for longer is never a sign of warming.

Yes, Hudson Bay is but one place on the globe, a point I often make when poking the Planeteers in the eye. But given the doomsday language and scenarios they espouse from pulpits, lecterns, and newsrooms, without warming, there is no threat.

Warming itself is not even a threat. There is no evidence the damage they claim has or will happen, none that the heat they claim it will cause is bad, and none that government, even if that was its goal, could do anything about it.

Cheap energy is not a threat, and your diet and lifestyle are not a threat. They are the threat, and we need to keep finding ways to show that to people and the actual harm that just playing along will cause.

Harm you can see today.

We have energy inflation, food inflation, and (increasingly) a government that will be unable to do one of the few things it should; protect America. This is the promise of the green agenda kept; Jet-setting elites and politicos, and then everyone else. And it only gets worse the longer they are allowed to perpetuate this agenda.

It only gets colder as well, we are – after all – at the beginning of a grand solar minimum.

 

 

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Natural Immunity is the Best Protection Against Covid

Libertarian Leanings - Sun, 2022-07-10 20:36 +0000
Zachary Stieber, Epoch Times: Natural Immunity 97 Percent Effective Against Severe COVID-19 After 14 Months: Study The protection against severe illness from so-called natural immunity remains superior to the protection bestowed by COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study. People... Tom Bowler
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The Terminal List And The Reagan Revolution … (WARNING: potential spoilers)

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-07-10 19:30 +0000

The Terminal List is a series on Prime Video, based on a book(s) by former SEAL Jack Carr. It is quite popular with the hoi polloi, and quite unpopular with the elites, as you can see from this Rotten Tomatoes rating:

It is easy to understand why the Terminal List is so unpopular with the elites. WARNING: potential spoilers follow.

There is no Russian villain. Worse still, the “bad guys” are not all white cis-gendered males.

The Chris Pratt character, James Reece, is a white male, happily married, with a family. He owns guns. He hunts. He teaches his daughter to hunt.

While one of the “good guys” is an Asian female, she is not the right kind of Asian female. Her backstory is that her family fled Communist China and her father was imprisoned or killed before he could join them.

Here is Jack Carr on Tucker Carlson, discussing the elites’ meltdown:

Allow me an “I am old enough to remember” moment. I am old enough to remember what it was like during the last year of the Carter Presidency (1980).

Everyday, ordinary people had just had enough. Enough of the inflation and stagflation. Enough of the Iranian hostage crisis. Enough of Carter’s weakness and whining and impotence. Think Howard Beal (Network 1976) … I’m As Mad As Hell And I’m Not Going To Take This Anymore:

The difference is that things are even worse today than they were in 1980, as is the disconnect between ordinary Americans and the elites. In addition to the inflation and the stagflation and the totally botched Afghanistan withdrawal, we have CRT and grooming in our schools, totally open borders, shortages of baby formula, empty grocery store shelves … and yet all we hear from the elites is J6-J6-J6, abortion-abortion-abortion and Ukraine-Ukraine-Ukraine.

There is that feeling today among ordinary, everyday Americans, as there was in 1980, that our civic “leaders” are, AT BEST, not up to the task or, AT WORST, causing our problems. And that we need to make a drastic change.

And that feeling is reflected, I think, in the popularity of the Terminal List among ordinary, everyday Americans. They are not buying what the Biden-regime and the elites are selling them, just as ordinary, everyday Americans stopped buying what Jimmy Carter and the elites of his day were peddling.

Those Terminal List viewers, and like-minded people, are going to be voters in November. And they’re not going to be voting the way the elites panning the Terminal List think they should.

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Underwear Change, Please – Wait until the Anti-gunners Hear About 3-D Printed Rocket Launchers.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-07-10 18:00 +0000

If they are already having conniption fits over simple guns, wait until they get a load of THIS!  From ZeroHedge (emphasis mine):

3D printing has revolutionized gun-making and has come a long way since the single-shot “The Liberator” pistol was available for download in 2013. Now entire semiautomatic pistol carbines can be entirely printed at home, and weapon-making appears to have graduated to rocket launchers.

Youtuber “Ordnance Lab” (also known as Ordnance Lab LLC and holds a Type 10 FFL) published a video showing what they say is the “world’s first 3D printed rocket launcher.”

“In this video, we team up with D&S Creations, who have developed 3D printed rockets and rocket launchers. We test both a smaller caliber rocket and a larger one, along with a prototype for a shaped charge warhead. This is just the start of our working on 3D printed rockets. We have the launch and detonation figured out, now we need to work on getting the accuracy figured out,” Ordnance Lab said in the video’s description.

I just can’t WAIT to hear the yowling from the anti-gun gals from Moms Demand Action and reading the Presser from Everytown (both billionaire Bloomberg Astro-turf groups) when they figure out that every Mom in Everytown has one of these hanging in the closet. And a couple out in the garage!

They rail against “ghost guns” right now – this is just the next evolution of every red-blooded American simply doing what Americans have been doing since before the American Revolution.  That is making their own “arms” protected by the Second Amendment. After all:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

It doesn’t mention any particular kind of firearm.  The uninformed Left keeps saying “muskets” never realizing that those WERE the military Arms of the day – every single last one of them.  And regardless of what SloJoe Biden tells us, private citizens COULD and did own cannons back in the day and when Letters of Marque were issued, it was clear that the Constitutional Congress meant entire ships provisioned with multiple cannons.

And with the recent decision by SCOTUS, we are seeing the Liliputian ropes restraining the original Second Amendment intent and its role of restraining Government mandates on this right being rolled back like a cannon ball on one of those privateer sea-going vessels.

Let’s see, new car for TMEW or a really nice 3-D printer with LOTS of plastic wire for me?

What say you folks – which way should I go? Be nice for the wife or a stick in the eye for NH State Rep David Meuse who seemingly is the replacement Uber-anti-gunner Katherine Rogers?

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Sayeth The Sun-King Sununu: You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-07-10 16:30 +0000

Yeah … I know that “you will own nothing and be happy” came from the globalist Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. But New Hampshire’s Sun-King, Chris Sununu, a/k/a Governor Groomer, a/k/a Chrissy-Abortion, is doing his part to move us toward “you will own nothing and be happy.”

More specifically, the Sun-King continues to tout his slush-fund for big developers to build apartment buildings to attract and house workers for the corporations that comprise his real constituency:

What used to be considered “right” for families was home ownership. Unlike renters, homeowners build up equity in their homes when they make their monthly payments. They also are not a the mercy of landlords raising their rents, and imposing arbitrary rules and regulations about what the renter can and cannot do in his unit. In other words, homeownership is the way to security and freedom. While renting is a type of serfdom.

Globalists like Schwab and Sun-King Sununu want to turn us into serfs. You should NOT be home cutting your lawn; you should be at your place of employment making more money for your corporate masters. You should NOT be home raising your kids; you should be at work … in fact, we’ll pay you $4,000.00 to get rid of that unborn baby. You should be a nameless, faceless cog. You should own nothing, and be happy about it.

And if you are holding your breath waiting for workforce housing in Newfields, exhale. It is not happening. The rules of the liberal world order are different for the Schwabs and the Sun-Kings. They get to own whatever they want.

 

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George Soros and His Hatred of America

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-07-10 15:00 +0000

George Soros is a conundrum. The nonagenarian was born to a Jewish family in Budapest and educated in the United Kingdom, where he also began his career in finance and built his wealth. He has a reported net worth in excess of $8 billion but has donated over $15 billion to various progressive causes.

Conspiracy theories have linked Soros to many efforts around the globe to promote the radical progressive philosophy. The facts are clear that Soros has made it his life’s work to promote the Democrat agenda and to do his best to minimize the impact and influence of the Republican Party

Just this week, it was announced that a George Soros-backed group was to purchase eighteen conservative radio stations with the intention to shut them down. Many of these stations are Spanish-speaking outlets and the Democrats, with Soros’ money, are hell-bent on shutting down any Conservative Minority media outlet.

Three of the highest-profile District Attorneys in the country that are under fire and facing recall elections are all Soros-backed candidates. Chesa Boudin Was successfully recalled last month. Election officials say over 700,000 signatures were submitted to the LA County Registrar’s office in an effort to recall LA County DA George Gascón. Finally, New York DA Alvin Bragg is under daily fire from the public, media, and politicians from both sides of the aisle.

These are just three examples of Ultra-Progressive DA’s that George Soros has helped get elected with the promise to transform the Justice systems in their respective cities to be more just for every citizen. What they have done is make their cities unlawful hell holes that people and companies are now fleeing at an alarming rate.

One interesting sub-story of George Soros is his dislike of Israel. He is a Jew but not a practicing Jew. He has backed candidates like Cortez, Omar, and Talib. They do not even recognize Israel as a country but also attempt to thwart any support of Israel by the United States government.

So what is the end game for George Soros? He despises the United States in its current form, hates Israel, and wants to destroy the Capitalism that has made it possible for him to amass billions. He is rich enough and connected enough to topple small countries and impact elections in large countries like the United States.

Conservative thinkers like Dennis Prager call George Soros one of the most dangerous men on the planet. He may go too far in comparing him to Hitler or Stalin, but all he lacks is the military. With his money and the Democrats as his puppets, he has tried to reshape America.

George Soros has a son who is following in his father’s footsteps. Even though George is in his nineties, his impact and influence will live on even if his motives are unclear. With his vast wealth and the depth of his reach into the Democrat Party, he is a force that must be neutralized, or at least controlled, if we are to get this country back onto a conservative track in line with what the founders envisioned..

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