The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • April 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XV

Manchester, N.H.

Another New Hampshire Teacher Indicted for Sexual Assault

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-16 10:30 +0000

A pro-defund police pro-covid-lockdown teacher from New Hampshire has been indicted for sexual assault. “Bridgette Doucette-Howell of Amherst and Merrimack was indicted in March after a 10-month investigation.”

She is alleged to have had sex with and kissed a student between April 26 and May 13, 2021.

While the male student was 18 at the time, New Hampshire law prohibits this sort of conduct by anyone who is a teacher, volunteer, or contracts at the school the student is attending.

 

Doucette-Howell was the theatre director at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston at least two years ago. Not long before the alleged sexual activity, the school’s troupe was featured on WMUR-TV for putting together a post-pandemic performance. …

Doucette-Howell holds a Bachelor’s in musical theatre and a Master’s of Art in teaching-secondary education and teaching, both from UNH. She worked for the Springboard After School program in Massachusetts and the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth.

 

Patch.com also reviewed her Facebook page, where she shared support for defunding the police, favored school lockdowns, and opposed learning opportunities outside the public school system. (That page has since been locked or removed). But her Twitter is still up and live (though not very current).

Any guesses on how she feels about grooming six, seven, and eight-year-olds?

 

 

Note: the other sexual assault involved teacher Primo Howie Leung – you can find our coverage from 2019 here. Leung was never charged in NH, but the coverup cost a number of administrators their jobs. Leung still faces charges in Massachusetts.

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Friday Open Thread – I Really Wish “Tax Day” Was November 1st

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-16 01:30 +0000

I’m sitting here wrapping up doing taxes. You know, let the 50% of people who DO pay taxes have a couple of days to fume before going and electing their representatives.  People in the know say that economics drive elections. Well, I say put a V12 supercharged nitro-driven dragster engine up front and mash that pedal down! But that’s just me.

You? What’s on your mind other than the Ukrainians sinking the flag ship of the Russian Navy, the Moskva?  My only question is why just use two missles on that – why didn’t they just take out ALL of the Russian ships laying “in war” off the coast?

Anyways, as always, this is your thread – tell me what’s on your mind!

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Democrats Have Decided to “McCarthy” the Entire Republican Party – Will It Work?

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-04-16 00:00 +0000

Pay attention if you want a good laugh and maybe a good cry (possibly from laughter but possible sorrow). The same Democrats sexualizing young children have filled the media magazine with new ordinance.

The Republican Party is a bunch of white supremacist Putin Lovers.

The pretext rises from this.

This prediction from former and current intelligence officials dates from at least early 2020 and holds that a “transnational white supremacist network” with alleged ties to the Ukraine conflict will be the next global catastrophe to befall the world as the threat of Covid-19 recedes. 

 

And manifests itself here in the American media.

 

On March 2, Salon followed Reich’s piece with a similar editorial entitled “How white supremacy fuels the Republican love affair with Vladimir Putin,” which concludes with the assertion that “today’s Republican Party is America’s and the world’s largest white supremacist and white identity organization” and “that “conservatism” and racism are now fully one and the same thing here in America.”

As this muddying of the waters regarding the relationship among Putin, the US Republican Party, and white supremacism escalates, we also have intelligence agencies in Europe and the US increasingly linking opposition to Covid measures, like lockdowns and vaccine mandates, to neo-Nazism, white supremacism and the far-right, frequently with little to no evidence.

This recently occurred with the Freedom Convoy in Canada and, more recently, German security agencies and officials asserted just days ago that they can no longer distinguish between “far-right radicals” and those who oppose vaccine mandates and Covid restrictions. However, these efforts to link opposition to Covid measures with “domestic terrorism” and the far-right go back to 2020.

 

I can’t speak to the CIA’s interests in Ukraine (or the author’s assumptions about it – maybe this?), but the latter part is all around us. It has been brewing in the basement cauldrons of the Left’s narrative mills.

I don’t think it was necessary to start a war and stir up an insurgency to make or keep that idea alive. It arose out of the need to find something more intimidating than plain old racism. This is the only thing about that party that is actually colorblind.

Anyone of any age, sex, race, pick a potential victim class, who is not ideologically aligned with them, is a racist, bigot, homophone, theocrat, or whatever applies to intimidate like minds from daring to speak against them.

The war with Russia adds a flank to their methods, as the Salon piece and echo chamber attest. And they will never let a crisis go to waste.

Other news organizations will point to Salon as proof of other reporting, and the media circle-jerk will continue until it reaches critical mass.

But the media has been busted repeatedly in recent weeks for epic fraud. Trump is suing Hillary Clinton. Hunter’s Laptop is not just real; it’s damning.

And Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter – not to free “free speech” but to expose the likelihood that it is a prop of the US intelligence community. Read that one when you have time, but remember that it’s probably just another conspiracy cooked up by Putin-loving republican white supremacists.

 

 

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GrokMeetUP’s Are Back! – Area 23 Pub, Concord NH, May 14 (Saturday)

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 22:30 +0000

GrokMeetUps are back like we tried before but better this time. Another reboot like our GrokTALK! podcast, and it’s time to get them rolling again.

In no small part, I love talking with all of you and, better, listening to you folks! And for this reboot, we’re going back to our roots – to where these started.

Area 23 Craft Beer and Ciders
254 North State Street Unit H
Concord, NH 03301
6 to 8 pm
Phone at Area 23 is 603-552-0137

If you don’t remember, or have attended the couple of GrokMeetups we held there in the past, it’s a small, intimate area.  We’ve known the owner for years. He and his co-founder were lobbyists who worked to get craft brewing legalized here in NH and appeared on the second iteration of GrokTALK! a number of times.

That was successful – and then, after watching other start-up craft bars, decided to do the same. Liberty-minded to boot! So, we’re heading “home.”

As always, it will be “lightly agenda’d”; mostly just talking amongst ourselves but we may well do other things.

In future Grok Meetups we’re planning on introducing some new “features” but not just yet – let’s just get comfortable. There is one change, however…

We have normally charged a cover fee, mostly $5/head depending on the location (sometimes a bit more). But with Bidenflation, everything has gone up in price so we must as well to continue to provide the “light fare” that we’ve always done. We need to up that cover fee to $10/head/event.  But we’re throwing in a new wrinkle!

We DO appreciate that quite a few of you have become monthly supporters/subscribers to help us pay the bills (especially the new server) and we want to say “thank you!” and reward your generosity.

So, if you are donating $5 or more per month, the cover fee is waived. Not just for this one but any GrokMeetups in the future (that’s the plan).

The plan is also to try to do one every couple / three months. We may also sneak in a “subscriber-only” version every now and then but what makes them “special” –  Steve and I are still grokking that.

And we are still looking for places to hold these.  One in Manchester that we’ve used before used to be free and now it is a $500/hour food buy-in and if that level isn’t reached, GraniteGrok pays the difference so I ruled that out for this iteration.

Why? Lockdowns almost killed them off are my thoughts.

So, the more places we can find around the state (for free or cheap?), the better. All over the state. We want to do these in different parts of New Hampshire, not just the Nashua-Concord corridor.

And the more we do, the better I can estimate attendance and figure out if we can “do this” in places that will charge a fee.  And who knows, maybe we’ll end up at that Manchester location after all.  However, I need locations (as I have done before – all over the State.

So, comments, please!

 

 

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If Violent Crime is an Issue in the 2022 Mid Terms (It Is!) Can Dems Survive That?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 21:00 +0000

Rassmussen says Americans think violent crime will be an issue in the 2022 elections, with 61% saying violent crime is worse. What does that mean for the political landscape?

Democrats have long blamed firearms for violent crime. Law-abiding gun owners are compared to criminals to justify their disarmament agenda.

Democrats have been letting criminals out of jail or not confining them.

How exactly does that play alongside opinion polling on violent crime when cast atop the political stage?

It should be curtains for the Democrats, but most media coverage on crime is always shining a light on it from the left. But the facts are not entirely lost.

Illegal border crossings are at record levels. That influx brings human trafficking and drug mules, fueling another Democrat-driven opioid crisis. Drug use, abuse, and overdoses have peaked again, a feature of every Democrat presidency in this century – with Creepy Joe getting a twofer. He was VP the last time border policy increased drug crime, opioid use, and death.

Criminal alien gangs are engaged in drug trafficking, human trafficking, and violent crime.

The infamous Soros DAs and AGs allow criminals to run loose, set them loose, or refuse to arrest or prosecute a growing list of crimes.

These loosened prosecutorial standards have caused skyrocketing property crime in cities that won’t prosecute thefts under 1000.00 dollars. Thefts that fund the gangs resulting in more drug and violent crime.

Memories of the riots of 2020, endorsed by Democrats, still linger in many people’s minds.

Places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City are becoming unlivable. Once quirky west coast enclaves, Seattle and Portland have been reduced by years of Democrat rule into unstable powder kegs where ordinary people live in fear.

And that result is precisely what the left is after. Either that or the Dems are complete incompetents, so which is it?

But Americans don’t want that, and they are beginning to realize the cause—the Democrat Party.

Will it translate to the ballot box? Can we even use the ballot box to make changes anymore?

 

 

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Education’s Sacred Trust

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 19:30 +0000

Educators and the public education system are custodians of a sacred trust.

When children come to school, they arrive reflecting the value systems of the families responsible for raising them. Those value systems are as different as the children themselves.

Recent revelations from educators around the country, mostly on social media platforms like TikTok, reveal a number of educators who believe that it is their responsibility to weigh in on and influence the value systems of the children toward a particular goal. This impulse to influence a child’s value system is not limited to educators. As was recently revealed, Disney also wants to weigh in.

It is not good enough to simply allow parents and caregivers the responsibility to instill a value system they believe is right for the child. Whether it is a rogue educator or a corporation trying to impose a value system on impressionable youngsters, that is not their job. That is the job of parents and caregivers.

Fortunately, parents can choose to turn off Disney. They can’t, however, easily escape the efforts of activist educators who might be knowingly dismantling the foundations of a value system they are attempting to build.

We want to thank Commissioner Frank Edelblut for this Op-Ed. If you have an Op-Ed or LTE
you would like us to consider, please submit it to Editor@GraniteGrok.com.

That means that families, when they send their children to school, entrust the educators to respect the value systems that the family is building. This is the sacred trust that educators have.

To be fair, most educators do not engage in such practices, and effective educators know that blatant displays of bias are not necessary. They can teach challenging and sometimes controversial topics without allowing their personal preferences to seep through to the children. A student may never even know a teacher’s opinion on a topic, particularly a sensitive topic like sexuality and gender, or perspectives on political systems, whether capitalism or socialism, or an ideological engagement of race and diversity.

Rather, these teachers provide instruction that is developmentally appropriate to the child, and parents are left to determine how, and when, to explain the benefits and consequences of adopting beliefs that align with one side of an argument or another.

But when educators overstep, it weakens the ability of parents to achieve the values they believe to be best for their children, and it squanders the credibility of the profession as a whole.

For the most part, New Hampshire has avoided many of the problems seen on a national level. But, that does not mean that we are immune to them. Recent experiences in New Hampshire show that some of these biases are beginning to seep into our institutions. This document exemplifies actual instructional material from New Hampshire schools that parents have identified as conflicting with their values.

One example includes messaging to children as young as 8 and 9 years old “that there are totally more than two genders! Some people identify as a gender that is not male or female, some identify as more than one gender, and some people don’t identify as any gender.” Not only can this be confusing for a child, but it might conflict with – or worse, undermine – the value system of many of the families.

Children in New Hampshire need to learn about capitalism and socialism. And, when those subjects are taught, the teaching needs to be factually accurate. The goal, however, is not to persuade children to become socialists through a biased or subtle affirmation of the tenants of socialism, even if the educator holds a personal belief in that system. Again, for an effective teacher, those beliefs do not seep through. But, when walls of one New Hampshire classroom are adorned with posters extolling the virtues of socialism, the educators undermine the values of families.

Parents of students taking an art class should have a reasonable expectation that they will be learning about, well, art. They should not be concerned, as occurred in another New Hampshire classroom, that the introduction to art will begin with a lesson in pronouns and links to Black Lives Matter for kids and LGBTQ+ for kids.

For a very long time, educators were highly trusted partners for parents, and in that role, they were given great latitude. With that latitude came great responsibility. Responsibility to support the parents and not undermine their values.

The actions of some educators, which have become increasingly apparent through social media as a result of the pandemic, are undermining the sacred trust that educators hold. Educators have a position of influence over children. The correct use of that influence will support and not compromise the values of families.

Good educators have always recognized that.

Op-ed was written by Commissioner Frank Edelblut of the New Hampshire Department of Education

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Elon Has Become Enemy Number 1

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 18:00 +0000

Elon Musk has crossed the line as far as Big Brother and Government are concerned. I guess that is redundant. It was yesterday that he was a hero. He was the most prominent advocate and producer of electric cars. That fit into their program.

Just ask Nancy Pelosi about her massive buy of Tesla stock the week the Government announced they were going to an all-electric fleet.

He was a hero when he rerouted his private communication satellites to afford Ukraine’s uninterrupted ability to avoid Russia cutting them off from the world. He was adored when his tunnel theory to take road travel underground showed it could work. They said thank you when he paid more taxes than any other American. But he forgot to stay in his lane. He crossed the line.

Musk is from South Africa, where their Constitution models ours. His sin was making noise about his love of the first amendment. He is not only for free speech but absolute free speech. Free speech means you can say anything and a person’s only recourse is not to listen, not shut you up.

The richest man in the world, not named Putin, saw a problem and decided to step up and solve it. His first step was to buy a controlling block of Twitter stock. He saw Twitter as a globally powerful tool manipulated by a few. He saw a danger in moderating the content. He recognized that what Twitter called moderating, the world called censorship. The stock purchase got him in the door of Twitter, and like a sausage factory, he did not like what he saw.

The Woke environment of Twitter was the first thing he found offensive. The staff was given a day off for rest after the Musk stock purchase was announced. They were all sent home to their safe space to weather the storm. Twitter then extended an invitation to Musk to take a seat on the Twitter board of directors. Musk quickly saw the motivation for that olive branch.

It took Musk just a day to realize that he would surrender the option to buy the company if he took the board seat. That was not an option. Instead, he went to plan B and tendered a cash offer to buy Twitter. That set Twitter and the media world into a tailspin. Fear of an uncensored platform that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were meant to be, exposed the underlying plan.

These social media platforms and mainstream media want to control the narrative. Talking heads like Brian Stelter of CNN claimed this is a threat to humanity. Actually, it is a threat to the future of Brian Stelter. An actual open forum will expose the media’s bias and not allow situations like the Biden Laptop to be controlled. The press will have to start doing their job and reporting the facts, not their version of the story.

It seems too ironic that the Government announced yesterday they are investigating Tesla. Curious, to say the least, or is this their way of forcing Musk back into his lane? This model for the country where the Democrats and the mainstream media decide what and how we hear it has to stop. One of the ways to accomplish this return to Free Speech and truthful media is to institute Term Limits. If we can get politicians out before they gain too much personal power, we can return to a more free-thinking state.

 

 

Ray Writes for GraniteGrok.com and the Liberty Loft

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2022 US Congressional Campaign – Tim Baxter Announces His Quarterly Fundraising (GraniteGrok Exclusive)

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 17:14 +0000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BAXTER CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES $713,000 RAISED
WITH $507,000 CASH ON HAND, HAS SUPPORT FROM OVER 1,400
INDIVIDUAL DONORS 

New Hampshire (April 11, 2022) — State Representative and Congressional Candidate Tim Baxter has officially raised more than $715,000 with $489,000 cash on hand and announced the support has come from more than 1,400 grassroots supporters.

Tim Baxter released the following statement:

“Thank you to the America-First movement! My campaign for Congress has now raised $713,000 from more than 1,400 individual donors because they believe in our fight for freedom and against the corrupt establishment in Washington, DC.

The continuous attacks from my radical opponent Chris Pappas and the woke mainstream media are only serving to make our movement stronger. The people of New Hampshire are gravitating toward our campaign because they know that I am the candidate in this race with a track record of getting things done.

We are going to use this momentum to fire Chris Pappas, drain the Washington swamp, and make America first again. I look forward to serving as Nancy Pelosi’s #1 enemy in the House.”

All media inquiries should be submitted to press@BaxterForCongress.com

PAID FOR BY BAXTER FOR CONGRESS
Baxter for Congress, PO Box 1741, Seabrook, New Hampshire 03874, United States

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Easter Weekend Special: 15% off All Abortions …

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 16:30 +0000

Are you thinking about ending the life of your pre-born child? How about 15% off on your abortion? Don’t wait any longer. Kill your unborn child before Easter and save!

 

 

Marie Stopes was a British Eugenicist and a member of Europe’s “idle class.”

The UKs’ Margret Sanger. So, Stoped is an appropriate person after which to name an organization dedicated to preventing or exterminating minority life before it can get started.

And it looks like Stopes was dedicated to the project.

 

Stopes was a eugenicist long before she was a birth controller. She was a life member of the Eugenics Society and was a member of the Malthusian League. In 1921 she founded her own Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress (CBC), and most of her fortune was left to eugenics organizations.

Two of the basic principles of the CBC were these:

“The haphazard production of children by ignorant, coerced, or diseased mothers is profoundly detrimental to the race.”

“Many men and women should be prevented from procreating children at all, because of their individual ill-health, or the diseased and degenerate nature of the offspring that they may be expected to produce.”

 

Stopes attended the Third Reich’s International Congress for Population Science in Berlin, sent poems to Adolf Hitler (she was a well-known racist and anti-semite), and helped establish the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

 

“Utopia could be reached in my life-time had I the power to issue inviolable edicts…I would legislate compulsory sterilization of the insane, feebleminded…revolutionaries…half-castes.”5

 

Her ideological descendants run the Democrat party, DC ruling class, and globalist agenda, including depopulation and discount abortions on Easter weekend.

So don’t forget. Fifteen percent off for you and 100% “off” for your unborn child. No chance for redemption, resurrection, life after death, or before death. Just death.

Make your appointment today. It’s for the good of the master race planet.

 

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Alabama Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Gold and Silver Coins and Bars

Libertarian Leanings - Fri, 2022-04-15 15:55 +0000

Jp Cortez:  Alabama Passes Sound Money Law, Expands Sales Tax Exemption Involving Gold and Silver

(Montgomery, Alabama - April 14, 2022) – With Governor Kay Ivey’s signature on sound money legislation today, Alabama has become the second state this year to expand its sales tax exemption involving gold and silver.

Alabama Senate Bill 13, championed by Sen. Tim Melson and Rep. Jamie Kiel, passed with unanimous support out of the Alabama Senate and then passed unanimously through the Alabama House before making it to the Governor’s desk.

In 2019, Alabama originally removed sales taxes from most gold, silver, platinum, and palladium coins and bars. This year, SB 13 clarified that the exemption covers all common forms of bullion, removed burdensome reporting requirements, and extended the sales tax exemption until 2028.

Backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Money Metals Exchange, and in-state supporters, SB 13 now fully ensures that Yellowhammer State citizens cannot be penalized with taxation when acquiring the monetary metals for investment, to protect their savings from the ravages of inflation, or any other reason.

Stefan Gleason, President of Money Metals Exchange, explained the importance of extending the existing sales tax exemption on precious metals: “Many states surrounding Alabama (Georgia and Florida) have cultivated pro-sound money environments, eliminating sales taxes on gold and silver. Alabama savers and investors are thankful that the legislature expanded and extended the state’s exemption.”

Alabama follows Virginia which had only days earlier expanded and extended its own sales tax exemption involving the monetary metals earlier this month.

Including Alabama, 41 U.S. states now fully or partially exempt gold and silver from the sales taxes. That leaves 9 states and the District of Columbia as the primary jurisdictions that still harshly penalize citizens seeking to protect their savings against the serial devaluation of the Federal Reserve Note.

Jp Cortez, policy director for the Sound Money Defense League, noted that SB 13 is part of a growing nation trend. “Tennessee and Mississippi, both states that border Alabama, have been considering the elimination of sales taxes on gold and silver. So are Alaska, Hawaii, and New Jersey.”

States are removing sales taxes from monetary metals for the following reasons:

  • Taxing precious metals is unfair to certain savers and investors. Gold and silver are held as forms of savings and investment. States do not tax the purchase of stocks, bonds, ETFs, currencies, and other financial instruments, so it makes no sense to tax monetary metals.
  • Levying sales taxes on precious metals is illogical because gold and silver are inherently held for resale. Sales taxes are typically levied on final consumer goods. But precious metals are inherently held for resale, not “consumption.”
  • Taxing gold and silver harms in-state businesses. It’s a competitive marketplace, so buyers in states with precious-metals sales taxes often take their business to neighboring states that have eliminated or reduced sales tax on precious metals. Coin conventions also tend to avoid the sales tax states.
  • Taxing precious metals is harmful to citizens attempting to protect their assets. Purchasers of precious metals aren’t fat-cat investors. Most who buy precious metals do so in small increments as a way of saving money. Precious metals investors are purchasing precious metals as a way to preserve their wealth against the damages of inflation. Inflation harms the poorest among us – including pensioners, those on fixed incomes, wage-earners, savers, and more.

The Sound Money Defense League, a non-partisan, national public policy group working to restore sound money at the state and federal level and publisher of the Sound Money Index.

 

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US DOD Was Paying for COVID19 Research Three Months Before COVID19 “Existed”

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 15:00 +0000

DailyExposeUK has a report on US Department of Defense contracts in Ukraine. It involves global players, USAID, NIAID, Biolabs in Ukraine, MODERNA, bat coronaviruses, mRNA vaccines, and something called COVID19 – months before anyone called it that.

I’m not going to try and reinvent their wheel here. They did all the work, and it’s impressive – details that will annoy the crap out of people with their heads in the sand.

We’ve got a ‘virus’ that produced no increased mortality in any age group throughout the “pandemic.”  In the US, for example, the average age at COVID death was 81, in a country where people are not expected to live much past 78.

So, the only pandemic is the result of politics and policy. There was never any actual biological threat exceeding average life expectancy. The threat is what is happening to life expectancy due to masking, mandates, lockdowns, and (of course) the most dangerous ‘vaccine’ in modern history, the mRNA COVID19 ‘treatment.’

None of this can be disputed. State, federal, and international data all support it. But the rabbit hole keeps getting deeper.

The DailyExpose uncovered a trail of open source federal funding data that revealed some curious coincidences.

 

  • A novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan in December 2019.
  • The world did not get to hear about this novel coronavirus until early January 2020.
  • The world did not know this novel coronavirus was called Covid-19 until February 2020, when the World Health Organization officially named it so.
  • The US Department of Defense awarded a contract for Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services to Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp‘, which is allegedly “a global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company specialising in infrastructure development.”
  • That contract involved a Biological threat reduction program in Ukraine.
  • As part of this larger contract, another contract was awarded to Labyrinth Global Health for ‘COVID-19 Research’ on 12th November 2019.
  • This was awarded at least one month before the alleged emergence of the novel coronavirus, and three months before it was officially dubbed Covid-19.
  • Labyrinth Global Health works alongside the ‘Eco Health Alliance’ and ‘Metabiota’ and participated in the USAID PREDICT program. All of these people and organisations have been working for at least the past decade studying coronaviruses and helping to set up Biolabs in Ukraine. All using US Department of Defense funds to do so.
  • Information found here points to Eco Health Alliance having a hand in creating the Covid-19 virus.
  • Information found here points to Moderna having a hand in creating the Covid-19 virus.
  • ‘Moderna’, alongside the ‘National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), agreed to transfer ‘mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates’ developed and jointly-owned by NIAID and Moderna, to recipients ‘The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’ on the 12th December 2019.

 

That’s their summary. You can take a deeper dive into their deeper dive here.

You’ll find a money trail that ties all the groups mentioned above (and others) together, ending with what looks like “the US Government was funding Covid-19 research before Covid-19 was publicly known to exist.”

At a lab in Ukraine set up and funded under the Obama admininstration.

 

 

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Thought Splinters Part III

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 13:30 +0000

This builds on Part I and Part II, which mainly focus on my own past experiences, to introduce new concepts.  I use these.  Hopefully, these give you some conversational/rhetorical ammunition for your own efforts.

And please note – in the comments I will comment.  If you have added suggestions with links, reply to my root comment and if I get enough I’ll fold them into a fourth one.

Before I plunge in, let me relate two additional parallel events from my past – things that started to gel my objections to large numbers of immigrants into the US.  And I say this as the son of an immigrant mother, and the husband of an immigrant wife.

 

GETTING LOST & GOING TO MEET FRIENDS

Whilst in college I told my parents I wanted to try scuba diving – something I’d always wanted to do since I became enamored with the ocean thanks to Jacque Cousteau.  Their response was to say it was dangerous.  I replied that it was that or skydiving, to which they said, “Enjoy the fish”.

Heh.

So on a trip to the Florida Keys I flew to Miami, threw my gear in the rental, somehow took a wrong turn and got lost, and found myself in a foreign country.  Nobody, anywhere, spoke English – or would admit to it.  I also got quite a few looks that I interpreted as What are you doing on our turf, gringo?  (In retrospect I was probably in bigger danger than I thought at the time.)  After several convenience stores with no results a friendly clerk, who still didn’t speak English, took a city map and showed me where we were, and where I needed to get to road-wise, and that plus some sun-based navigation got me straight.

But it struck me then and there, and stuck with me, that the whole point of America was assimilation.  The melting pot.  And the need for a common language.

Years and years later I took my then relatively new wife to meet some friends back in the Midwest where I’d worked for years.  Now – understand that my wife is nominally a Muslim though, growing up in the USSR, she’s really an atheist.  But Dearborn shocked her, and me as well despite having worked near there and went there many times back when I did work in that part of the country.

Store signs in Arabic.  Men in Arab robes.  Women in burqas or niqabs.  My wife looked at me and asked if we were still in America.  I was not sure… I mean, I’d known it had a large Arab population but this was functionally a section of any Arab city transplanted to America.

 

(Image source)

 

Thought Splinter: Aren’t immigrants to America supposed to assimilate?  And if they don’t, what will happen to America?

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Now, to some hopefully-useful Thought Splinters.

 

Trans children:

 

 

Let me be clear: if someone – as an adult – wants to do this, that’s their business.  I think they’re nuts, but they’re adults and can make that choice.  But when talking with someone who is in favor of young kids “transitioning” – which includes chemical and then physical sterilization through surgery:

Them: <Some form of support for this.>

You: I’m curious, what do you think of castration for rapists?

Them: Of course not!

You: Even just chemical castration or sterilization?

Them: Of course not!

You: So you’re willing to permanently sterilize children both chemically and surgically, but you’re not willing to sterilize or castrate a rapist?

(HT ballseyeboomers)

=+=+=

Taxes:

I had a column on my old blog about the whole “fair share” thing and raising taxes on those eeeeevil rich.  Speaking of the rich (by one of my long-time favorite commentators, Bill Whittle):

 

 

Anyway, two things flow from this ENVY.  First is that “the rich” need to (cue snarl) pay their fair share.  OK, so whenever someone spins this off, casually reply with this seemingly simple question:

OK, great.  What’s a fair share?

Odds are good that they’ll look at you funny.  Maybe they’ll repeat “You know, their fair share”!

Fine, great.  What is it?  What’s the number, what’s the percentage, what’s the formula that defines fair share?  What is a “fair share” aside from “more than they’re paying now”?

And assuming they haven’t stalked off in fuming fury, follow up with:

And since everything is relative, right, what makes your fair share right and mine wrong?

Just be prepared to have an answer to what your idea of fair share is.  Now if they actually name a number, one more punch:

If we raised taxes to that, will you commit to never coming back and wanting more?

Second, in parallel, I remember hearing adds for Imperious Barackus Rex and his tax plan that included this marvelous phrase (emphasis according to my memory) “… and the rich will be asked to pay a little bit more”.

If they’re being asked, can they say no?

“Of course not”!

Then they’re being asked to pay more the same way a woman with a knife at her throat is being asked to partake in a back alley romantic interlude.

=+=+=

Gun Control:

One of the standard arguments we use is “Look at gun-controlled Chicago”, to which they always say something to the effect of “But guns come in from places where there are lax gun laws and guns can be bought easily”.

Your reply is simple.  So guns are so much more easily available in other places?

“Yes”.

So then why don’t those places have higher murder rates than Chicago if guns are so more readily available there?

You can almost see their brains lock up with this.

 

(Image source)

 

Then you hit them with these, rapid-fire:

Did you know that interstate sales of handguns by non-licensed people is a federal felony?  And that straw-man purchases of guns by one person on behalf of someone who can’t buy a gun is a federal felony?  Did you know that for a felon to even touch a firearm is a federal felony?  So you want to make these illegal things double-secret illegal and you think that’ll solve the problem?

If possible, refer them to this Bill Whittle video:

 

 

Also, regarding the recent shooting in California:

  • California already bans ghost guns.
  • California has required background checks for all gun sales since the 1990s.
  • California has banned “assault weapons” since the 1990s.
  • California bans “high capacity” magazines.
  • Additionally, California has a red flag law,
  • gun registration requirements,
  • A 10-day waiting period on gun purchases,
  • A “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance,
  • A ban on campus carry for self-defense,
  • A ban on teachers carrying on K-12 campuses for classroom defense, and a limit on the number of guns law-abiding citizens can buy each month.
  • California also requires would-be purchasers to pass a background check before acquiring ammunition.

So to the shootings in CA and NYC one could comment:

So you want to re-pass laws that already exist and didn’t work because… why?

=+=+=

Abortion (specifically from rape):

Let me be clear on my own position: I am pro-life and believe that the baby has nothing to do with the rape itself.  But I can also see – and in full disclosure still somewhat wrestle with – the argument that:

  1. For a woman to be forced to carry a rapist’s baby to term, as opposed to doing so voluntarily, I can see the cruel and unusual thing applying.
  2. Do we really want to let the rapist’s genetic legacy move forward into the future?

So this is a point with which I am still struggling.  Nevertheless, one can ask someone on this particular topic:

Do you believe in the death penalty?

No!

Then why are you so eager to apply it to a person who didn’t even exist at the time of the crime?

Now if they say YES, ask:

So what crime did the baby, who wasn’t even alive at the time of the crime, commit that’s worthy of the death penalty?

And if they come back with “it’s just a clump of cells” – have them look at this picture (article linked, not shown, in case there are the squeamish about) and say:

This eight-week old “clump of cells” has arms, legs, a head, a torso, and a face.

=+=+=

On being called a racist/sexist/whatever-phobe:

I have two general approaches.  IMHO both work best when surrounded by people, especially people whose opinions they value.  By using these you’re costing them face.  Because to a Leftist what others think of them is often more valuable than what they think of themselves (link and bolding in original):

Liberals are constantly checking their views against those of their fellows because, deep down, they’re not sure of their own. I think that it’s one reason they slide to further and further extremes.

Ultimately, for the Leftist, it’s not about what they think, it’s about what others think about them. Read this essay by a psychologist whose work and essays I really like; alas, she’s gone dark after Obama’s re-election. And then READ IT AGAIN – it’s that good. They’re not strong enough to stand on their own convictions.

So, laugh and say sneeringly:

Is that the best you can do?  Gee, here I was expecting a cogent and reasoned argument backed with facts.  Instead, I get child insults.  What’s next, calling me a poopy-head?

Come back when you can have an adult discussion.

OR

Giggling, almost child-like laugh laughter:

I win!

When they look at you oddly, and they will:

You threw the <racist/sexist/homophobe/whatever> card.  Which is what losers throw when they have no rational argument.  I win!

And walk away.

 

CONCLUDING

Again, if you have other suggestions, please reply to my comment and if I get enough I’ll fold them into a Part IV.

 

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If An Adult Kept Talking to You About Sex or Gender at Work …

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 12:00 +0000

The scenarios in which broaching the subject of sexuality without it being creepy are few. If you were at work and someone started talking about their sexual preferences, that might constitute illegal harassment.

If a man or woman was talking to someone else’s child in public and started offering details or asking questions about sexuality, they might get a good talking to by law enforcement if someone didn’t beat the crap out of them on the spot.

If a Disney cast member or an employee of any business did it, you’d expect or demand the same deal with a quick kick to the ranks of the unemployed.

If they got caught.

When a public school teacher gets busted after deliberately hiding it, we’re to believe that the parents are the bad guys?

Public schools are one of the most likely places to find child sex predators in America. And your kids were being groomed by pedophiles long before the LGBT agenda intruded on the academic experience.

Research from both 2004 and 2014 clarifies that sexual predation in public education is a big problem. The 2014 report was compiled during the Obama administration and focused on grooming.

Democrats, not all but many, after all the abuses of children during COVID19, have chosen this as the rhetorical hill on which to die.

My suggestion? As I noted in my remarks at the 2022 Women’s Defense League Rally two weeks ago, “never stop your opponent from making a mistake.”

If someone defends the grooming of any children in public schools, especially young children, say okay, groomer. Ask them why it’s okay for adults to talk to little kids like this, but if you did it to them right now, it would be sexual harassment (regardless of gender focus)?

Are they okay with random adults speaking to children about sexuality wherever they happen to be or just in the confines of taxpayer-funded institutions?

Schools are proven breeding grounds for the grooming and sexual predation of children, and you’re okay with this?

Please read up on what grooming looks like and where it happens. We shared a great resource earlier this week that you can use here.

And keep sending those Freedom of Information Act or Right to Know requests for curriculum, especially to schools and school boards that are dismissive, uncooperative, or belligerent toward parent concerns.

These are your kids, and it’s your money. And even if it weren’t, who wants to stand up and say they insist on paying for adults to engage in the sexual grooming of other people’s kids without parental consent.

Those people are out there too, so call it what it is.

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WARNING: Educational Resource for Kids in K-12 Schools Includes Access to Hard-Core Pornography

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 10:30 +0000

A representative from Ohio Value Voters gave the State Board of Education an earful the other day. Ohio Value Voters describes itself as an organization protecting faith, family, freedom, and the sanctity of life.

John Stover, who is listed as the president of Ohio Value Voters, presented a packet to each Ohio State Board of Education member that included information on how InfoOhio.org has been a resource for children to access hard-core pornography.

InfoOhio.org is Ohio’s pre-K to 12 digital library that offers public schools access to digital materials that can be utilized in the classroom. The Ohio State Board of Education now realizes that some of that material includes hard-core pornography.

You can watch John Stover’s presentation to the State Board of Education in Ohio here:

 



 

You can see some of the reactions from the elected board members who go on to ask questions after the presentation. Charlotte McGuire, who is the current Board Chair, mentions something really important that you don’t want to miss. A concern that is being expressed across the country; the sexualization of children.

InfoOhio receives $2.5 MILLION in state (taxpayer) funding so that students can access their education resources. They are supposed to be providing educational materials that support the state academic standards but John Stover presented information on how children can also access hard-core pornography.

This is something that should have been vetted long before InfoOhio.org was accepted as a resource for public schools.

This may not be what InfoOhio.org intended for children, but that is no excuse for their dereliction of duty.

Is this happening in other states? Recently we read that schools in New Jersey promoted pornographyy to children as part of their comprehensive sex education.

The material Schepisi exposed includes a YouTube video on porn.

“Is it normal to watch porn?” the narrator, who sounds like a child, says in the video. “Yes. It’s normal. Lots of people watch porn. After all it’s right there and it’s free.

This not only disrespects families from diverse religious and secular backgrounds, it can cause young children to then go out and seek pornography at an early age.

Parents have been fighting sexualization in their local school districts across the country. There are laws that they should familiarize themselves with, and report the distribution of these harmful materials to their local county attorneys. Ask them to file charges against anyone in the school district who is exposing their children to this kind of content. You can learn more about that by reviewing an older article on reading material that suggests to Bedford students that pedophilia is ok.

Parents can start by opting their children out of objectionable materials, but they should also start reporting these incidents to local law enforcement. Maybe they will step in, maybe they will not. It’s still important to file a report so that if something does come up in the future, at least that teacher has been reported for their participation in this harmful practice.

Sexualizing and grooming children is becoming more prevalent in the local public schools. It’s up to the rest of us to address this and refocus our schools on quality academic content that teaches children to read, write add and subtract.

 

 

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DuckDuckGo To Join in Big Tech Censorship Schemes

Libertarian Leanings - Fri, 2022-04-15 10:20 +0000

 

DuckDuckGo CEO Announces Censorship Scheme of Content Labeled “Russian Disinformation”

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A Restaurant Reccomendation

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 03:00 +0000

I’m publishing this off the typical schedule because it’s not the sort of content we usually share. While we can write about whatever we want, most of it is politics and culture. But I just had dinner here, and it was exceptional.

I took my wife to Ignite Bar and Grill/Hooked Seafood Restaurant on Hanover Street in Manchester. It might be one of the best meals out I have had in a while, and I am not hard to please.

I ordered the Asian Steak tips. My wife had the Haddock. Both were delicious.

We went early – easier to get a table, parking still sucked (there is a parking garage right there, but you know, not cheap – but the experience was excellent.

We eat dinner unreasonably early anyway, so it was no big deal to reserve a table for 4:30. You get to eat by 5:00 (I was driving around trying to avoid the parking garage, so that killed some time). And yes, I realize a lot of folks prefer 6 pm or later.

I eat again, later, almost every night, so don’t worry. I won’t be wasting away. It’s about portion size, and the portions were good. I brought some home to enjoy again – not long from now, actually – no, not midnight, I meant from now – when I’m writing this.

Enough about my dining habits, though we have decided to try a different restaurant every month, and Manchester could keep us busy for a while if that’s where we look.

If you have suggestions, please share them – anywhere near the greater Manchester Nashua area if you please.

And if you are looking for a place to try, we had a great experience at the Ignite Bar and Grill/Hooked Seafood Restaurant at 100 Hanover Street, Manchester.

They recommend reservations, especially around typical dinner hours.

I asked the waitress. She said they turn walk-ins away every night because there’s nowhere to put them.

And no, I was not paid to write this. I went there, and the food was terrific.

 

 

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“What if We Passed a Law Making it Illegal to Teach Your Kids About Religion?”

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 01:30 +0000

Someone traveling the interwebs under the handle Plastic Martyr has a question for folks opposed to grooming little kids in public schools. They want to know how you’d feel about this!

 

“I wonder how these conservatives would feel if we passed a law making it illegal to teach your kids about religion until they were adults.”

 

Show me a public school that “teaches” religion. I’m not aware of any. Not for at least 50 years, maybe more.  No one is grooming kids on the taxpayer dime to seek the salvation of Jesus Christ.

Maybe it would be easier if you showed me a public school that doesn’t lose its collectivist mind if someone dares to exercise their constitutionally protected first amendment right to religious expression in a public school.

Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

No luck there either, eh?

Government schools aren’t teaching religion. They weren’t doing it in the ’70s when I was in public school, and at no time since then unless we can count proselytizing Islam.

Publis School nazis lose their minds when you send kids to religious schools whether they teach religion to them or not. Just say the words in succession. Religious. Schools.

It’s like garlic or crosses to vampires.  There are all sorts of hisses and cursing.

So, no law is needed. It’s been the standard for close to six decades. Not that such a law would survive a constitutional challenge. So, I have to ask. Are you also admitting or suggesting that the practice of grooming children is a religion? That passing a law to prevent pedophiles from talking to kids about sex until they are(let’s say) nine years old is unconstitutional.

If that’s the case, then it violates the constitution for the government (in this case, public schools) to favor the establishment of your religion (LGBTQ Grooming) before any other. If you can’t or won’t teach my faith, you sure as heck can’t teach yours. And if you insist on teaching yours, you have to teach mine.

What’s more important to your cult? Keeping Christianity and Judaism away from children or letting sex predators groom them?

Pro-tip: we’ve been teaching our kids about church and God and stuff outside the school system. Sadly, it’s illegal if you groom kids outside public schools, and you’ll be arrested. And guess what, that’s what should happen to adults who do it inside public schools.

One more point. Do you also have a tweet or social media post somewhere in which you wish women had the same rights as guns? I get the feeling that maybe you do.

Update: I had one more thought that I neglected to add earlier. The question was, “I wonder how these conservatives would feel if we passed a law making it illegal to teach your kids about religion until they were adults.” 

While we may think of it as child abuse/Munchausen by Proxy for a parent to trans their kid at home, this isn’t about a law prohibiting them from “teaching” their kids that crap at home. It is about adults in public schools (on the taxpayer dime) grooming other people’s kids – and in most cases hiding it from parents.

Those two things are in a separate rhetorical universe.

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2020 Senatorial Campaign: Kevin Smith

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-04-15 00:00 +0000

I haven’t done much to capture candidates across the State this cycle. For the most part, I’ve let them come to me (not going out as much with a young family in the form of the Grandson). But last night?

It was the monthly Belknap County Republican Committee meeting at the Gilford Public Library and Kevin Smith was the Keynote Speaker.

 

 

Note: I’m still learning how to use my new phone (Samsung S22 Ultra for its fast process and proclaimed great video) as well as the new gimbal system (DJI OM 5).

Any “stuttering” or awkward-looking shots is me not understanding that if I “do this,” it may not be “what it actually does.”

The phone and rig Bluetooth each other and the DJI App running on the phone control the gimbal as they interact with each other.

Most of the video was done in Tracking mode so that when Kevin would move forward, the gimbal would turn the phone automatically to keep him in the existing frame. Nice feature. I don’t have to keep moving the “camera” myself/

It would be nice if I can figure out how to configure the Tracking to “move only when he moves out of this smaller virtual frame” to stop some of that back and forth.  But hey, it’s only the second time I’ve used it.

 

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Movin’ Sounds like Groomin,’ Rawhide Rhymes with Gay Pride – So, I Just Rewrote the Lyrics …

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 22:30 +0000

Many people in “the community” object to the trans thing, grooming kids, and all of that. It revolts them, but I do not hear a lot of pushback there.

People are using ‘Gay Pride!’ as a crutch for the sinister sexualization of young children.

You will end up grouped into that wing of a movement that is happy to wreck whatever safe space you’ve found to advance that agenda.

Put another way, If an Anti-grooming Bill Is Anti-LGBT – Does That Make Pedophilia a Normal Feature of the LGBTQ+ Community?

Well? Does it? And what happened to see something say something? Not applicable?

You know, we get grouped with radical cliques all the time. Our response is to give back as good as we get, if not better than we get. We make enemies on all sides, but for us, it’s about the founding principles, not labels people attach or assign to themselves or a movement. Actions speak louder than labels, I guess.

And if we can have some fun in the process, that makes it more worthwhile

So, I hope you find a voice (ironic, yes?), and the adults who oppose that sort of thing take back the movement, though I’m not sure they can or even want to try. It reminds me of the so-called moderate Muslims. They’re out there, but where? And what influence are they having on Islamofascist “grooming,” if you catch my drift?

Anyway, per the headline, my rarely idle mind coughed up the theme to Rawhide this morning (for no reason), and things started clicking. Movin’ sounds like groomin.’ Rawhide sounds like Gay Pride.

I wonder how many people it would piss off if…well, here you go.

 

Groomin,’ Groomin, Groomin’,
Groomin,’ Groomin, Groomin’,
Groomin,’ Groomin, Groomin’,
Groomin,’ Groomin, Groomin’,
Gay Pride!

Keep Groomin,’ Groomin, Groomin’,
Disney’s Gay Cartoonin’
Keep them teachers Groomin, GayPride!

We’ll get help from the unions,
School Boards are all tuned in,

Hide that curr-ic-ulum, Gay Pride!,

Cuz’ Johnny won’t need that penis
At school we call him Venus
So what if he commits suicide!

Bring ’em in, groom ‘me up, gender swap, move ’em out, Bring ’em in keep it up, Gay Pride.
Parents don’t, like it much, if they fuss, shut ’em up, shut ’em out, – after all   Gay Pride!

H’yah!

 

It’s not perfect, but neither am I or any of us. But we should be willing to draw some lines, and how about we protect some kids? Public schools were the number one place for sexual assaults on kids before this crap, but if we can’t stand up against openly grooming children (more on that here), then these kids are going to end up messed up and dead.

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DISQUS Doodlings: “EAT THE RICH” – There’s Always a Problem with Going after the Richest 1%

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 21:00 +0000

Back to Treehugger and Lloyd’s post, “Individual Actions Can Reduce Emissions Up to 70%, Says IPCC Report.” Where two Liberty-minded folks (such thorns in their socialist sides) decide to zero in on another part of Lloyd’s outing of himself.

First, the Setup:

Changes in diet are a particularly interesting example because small-scale changes can add up to big carbon savings. The report states: “Current literature on health, diets and emissions indicates that sustainable food systems providing healthy diets for all are within reach but require significant cross-sectoral action, including improved agricultural practices, dietary shifts among consumers, and food waste reductions in production, distribution, retail, and consumption.”1 It can all add up to as much as 5.8 gigatonnes per year—a big chunk of the emissions gap.1 That’s all through eating and raising less red meat and dairy, not wasting food, and not eating more than we need.

The report also points out that “implementation of these solutions requires combinations of institutional infrastructural, behavioral, socio-cultural, and business changes.” We have to change the way we live, work, buy, and eat. But all of this is doable with the right mix of incentives and disincentives, using what they call “choice architecture,” which “describes the presentation of choices to consumers, and the impact that presentation has on consumer decision-making.”

And of course, much of the problem has to do with inequality—how the top 10% are responsible for half the carbon, with the average carbon footprint of the richest being 175 times that of the bottom 10%. The bottom 50% contribute just 15% of emissions.

…Readers must think that I have lost it completely, suggesting we have the problem solved—that we can get the 10% and the 1% to change their way of life so radically in a couple of years. I preemptively respond by noting it is actually not that radical at all, especially for the richest people who have the most choices.

Sure, if EVERYONE suddenly decided to change their ways, go vegan, downsize to Tiny Homes or live in micro-apartments in an overstuffed, crime-ridden, smelly city and consumed little, the above might meet the “individual action” bit of the posts title. That’s about as real as me winning the lottery or becoming the next POTUS. Which is to say, nil. And the higher up the economic food chain you go, I would imagine the less apt it would be for a voluntary change.  Why throw everything away after spending years of time and talent to live a better life for oneself and family?

Once again, Socialism shows that it is completely ignorant of human behavior – unless it is forced upon someone. With his EAT THE RICH manifesto, he makes it clear, like all eco-socialists, that choice isn’t going to be part of the 1%’s future.

Vindaloo Bugaboo agrees:

Readers must think that I have lost it completely, suggesting we have the problem solved—that we can get the 10% and the 1% to change their way of life so radically in a couple of years.

Not at all, Lloyd. It’s merely a suggestion, same as I suggest to my girlfriend that we should have chinois potato puree with truffle cream, foie gras, and Wagyu ribeye for dinner tonight. But getting the 10%, let alone 1%, to change their standards of living (face it, that’s really what you’re talking about here) in a couple of years is ludicrous.

Yes, he was being sarcastic (like me). Some might – most won’t. And VB points out that it is the West that forms almost all of that entire 10%. From the World Inequality Database: (abstracted):

  • An average adult individual earns USD23,380 per year in 2021
  • The average adult has assets of USD102,600 [their wealth – Skip].
  • On average, an individual from the top 10% of the global income distribution earns USD122,100 per year
  • On average, an individual from the top 10% of the global income distribution has assets of  USD771,300.

Note: the people behind that database are also all about having Governments, like Obama, “spreading the wealth around” but it at least has some data.

But the real question isn’t why doesn’t everyone earn the same income and have the same wealth in this case for me, it’s “what are the limits”? Obama famously said “at some point, you’ve made enough money”. Nice for the rubes but his wealth has kept on climbing since leaving the Presidency – apparently he has wealth limits for everyone except himself (and his pals, I guess). But that’s on the upswing.

My question is “what is the limit on the downswing – unless the whole exercise of Lloyd is to downsize everyone (probably):

Lloyd’s already shown his Socialist face with his “EAT THE RICH” line (a coupla/few times here on TH). In this, his solution may be quite easy – just follow the suggestion made by Nelson6666.

Now, I think Nelson6666 is aiming for that final solution that’s been tried before. Problem is, there’s a ready-made replacement set of Rich right behind them.

Socialism is a governmental form that recognizes no limits on itself (even as Lloyd et al is demanding limits on the rest of us – do with that line as you wish).

But I don’t put Lloyd in the same category as Nelson6666 as far as process – Lloyd’s more of the kind of regulators that will “legally” steal that wealth and leave them destitute. You know, like Govts are taking over the Russian oligarchs superyachts even if they’ve had no connection to Putin’s “little military incursion”.

But he still has the same problem – what to do when the next 1%ers rises up into view?

So what’s the limit you have in mind – that the current 50% will become the new 1%?

Remember this: in capitalism, the rich become powerful. In socialism, the powerful become rich. So which is your poison, Lloyd? Where does your balance beam stop (or is it like a teeter-totter like when the fat kid gets off the other end?)?

Where do you end it?

For context, commenter Nelson6666 is all about reducing the world’s population from its current level to 2 billion – or was that 200 million?  Either way, he’s happy to kill everyone else off. He doesn’t like it, though, when I keep reminding him that he should be leading from the front by example.

Such a humorless guy, he is.

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