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Gunstock Mountain – It’s Not Nice to Make Sport of Your Customers, Especially When the Contract Says to Not Do That!

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-03-30 10:30 +0000

After I had submitted my RTK for Tom Day and Cathy White emails, I had found this (which I found to be in the “disturbing” category as it was disparaging Soulfest).  I actually used that word during the Public Session – and I expected that someone, ANYONE, would have asked “Why that word, Skip?”

No one did. Not a single Commissioner appointed for overwatch purposes did.

I didn’t even hear from GM Tom Day about it even with his use of the Critical Mention webcrawler sweeping the Internet for keywords – like “Gunstock Mountain Resort” or “GMR.”

So, after not hearing a “Thanks for letting us know, it will be addressed”, I dashed off an email – to Soulfest directly:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Skip” <>
Sent: 3/28/2022 10:23:43 AM
Subject: Contract between Soulfest and Gunstock Mountain Resort – derogatory views of the GMR Sr. Staff towards Soulfest.

Good morning,

My name is Skip Murphy and I own and manage NH’s largest and most influential political blogsite.

I am investigating a number of issues at Gunstock Mountain Resort (“GMR”) to which a few tipsters have alerted me. As part of that effort, given that GMR are a subdivision of the State of NH (owned by the Belknap County residents), I have been issuing a number of RSA 91-A demands (e.g., Right To Know or RTKs) with which Government agencies must comply.   It has been “interesting” to see what is turning up.

One of those RTKs was for all of the emails, either To or From Tom Day (General Manager and President) and/or Cathy White (Chief Financial Officer).  Since a few of those emails included emails to/from their lawyer (Timothy Tapply, Esq., responsible for handling the agreement between you and GMR, I thought this email was rather odd in disparaging a well-known summer client like yourself.  Being a 36 year resident of Gilford (and living on the backside of the Mountain), I know that those that come to Soulfest are the types of visitors really like: polite, well behaved, and spend money locally.

So I posted that email on (and as well) and replicated it below my email signature for you:

I also have a copy of the contract that was attached to one of the “Responsive Records” (e.g., emails) resulting from my request.  Really, they decided to immediately violate Article 9, in which both Parties  shortly after signing it?

I will add, as a long-term resident AND as an Evangelical Christian, I found this both distasteful and derogatory (and with an “anti-Christian odor” to it as one reader described it).

I also have to wonder if the sentiments of these Sr. Staff members have percolated downwards within the entire organization?


Skip Murphy
Co-Founder, co-owner | | 603-630-6644
Dominating the political Bandwidth in New Hampshire

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To Be Continued…


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Thought Splinters (Part I)

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-03-30 01:30 +0000

In my essay The Right to Disagree at Urban Scoop I’d re-coined (having used it on my old blog) the term “Thought Splinters” which I define as short memes or questions (e.g., in a discussion) that – if they have an effect – are not meant to immediately convince someone of something, but rather be nagging little things that sooner or later fester intellectually and, hopefully, require addressing by conscious thought and research.

The whole thing being that while everyone has shields against thoughts outside their narrative, Thought Splinters are not bazookas attempting brute-force penetration – but rather minor irritants that slip through cracks in the shield; once in, they fester and irritate until they are taken out and examined.  Building off the internet meme:


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Similarly, a Thought Splinter that has been inserted into a conversation cannot be un-remembered, especially if formed as a non-yes/no question.  Who, what, where, when, why, or how.

In this essay I’m going to collate a number of Thought Splinters through my life as key things in my move from Left to Right.  But first, a little biographical information.

I was born in the “People’s Republic of Massachusetts” and grew up in the uber-liberal city of Cambridge.  Both my parents were liberals – my father was more-or-less an FDR liberal, but I’d bet money my mother was a true-blue Socialist.  She even subscribed me to that rag The Nation for a time.  Now understand, I was as Democrat as it gets growing up.  Name a Democrat position, I was on board.  Don’t blame me – just as a fish doesn’t recognize it’s in water, I didn’t recognize I was in an ideological extreme environment.  It was perfectly logical for me to agree with the Left position, as everyone I knew agreed as well.  (The one exception: I had a crush on a girl at synagogue and wanted to ask her out, but my parents nixed it because “They’re… they’re… they’re Republicans” which, at the time, was one step away from evil incarnate.  Enough for me to drop it.  Alas, Dina, what might have been. *Sigh*)

But even then, some things didn’t strike me as “quite right”; time and again I found myself differing from the orthodoxy on some things.  Now don’t mistake me: I was still a Democrat, but as I grew up, went to college, worked, then to grad school, worked more, numerous Thought Splinters occurred to irritate my mind and forced me to examine what I believed… resulting in shifts from Left to Right.




I’ve always had an interest in nuclear energy and in a different life might well have pursued that interest as a nuclear engineering student (apparently U Mass / Lowell actually has a program).  Because of that interest from early on, my (now late) sister gave me a book on nuclear engineering written for kids.  Also, my (late) mother subscribed me to Fusion Magazine for several years.

So at the time the construction of the Seabrook nuclear power plant was opposed by the Clamshell Alliance, and it was big-big-big in discussions in the social circles traveled by my parents.  Most people I knew were very active members.  As it happened, a local loonie-Leftie fellow high school student wrote a factually inaccurate screed against the plant for our newspaper, and… I had to respond in what was, IIRC, my very first letter to the editor.  I countered his “misstatements” about nuclear power, and there I was – opposing The Narrative that nuclear power was bad.

But it was deeper than that.  It was an awakening, in my looking at that letter and the Clamshell Alliance’s agitprop, that people were willing to lie, or at least cite untruths, in wanting to achieve their political goals.  In parallel, even as the Union of Concerned Scientists had a speaker at our high school promoting total nuclear disarmament, and America’s need to “set the example” by doing so first, I was astonished at peoples’ naive responses when I would ask “What if the Soviets don’t”?

Thought Splinter: Are people really willing to distort or even lie to mislead others to cite those lies unvetted, to push their own agenda?

(Note: I cannot claim to have never cited information that later turned out to be untrue.  But in all my essays I have never knowingly deceived… I always attempt to caveat what I do not know to be definitively true, and on the occasions where I’ve learned I’m wrong, I admit it.  Humility… vs. Vanity, something on which I’ve repeatedly posted.)

And let’s not forget Walter Cronkite lying about the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, something that was a lynchpin in our eventual loss there.





To save time, I actually wrote about this experience here (back when I was guest blogging before I went and created my own blog, which is “because long story” now defunct – all formatting and links in original):

I was living in the Midwest when my police officer neighbor remarked that I should get a gun for self-defense. Having been raised, all my life, to believe that civilian gun ownership was wrong, it shocked me to my core that – of all people – a cop was telling me this.

Unlike most Leftists – and have no doubt that I still was one – I didn’t dismiss this as a flier data point stated by a knuckledraggingslopedforeheadredneck, but rather it made me think those great two words that often stand at the threshold of a new insight: That’s weird

I started to pay more attention to the ads being put forth by the gun control lobby; data that, hitherto for, I had accepted at face value because they matched what I already thought (i.e., confirmation bias). I wrote to the NRA and what was then Handgun Control Inc. I would follow up with requests for more information on specific topics; e.g., I’d get something from one side, so I’d write the other side for their data on the same topic. I wrote to the researchers whose works were being cited to ask follow-up questions based on their works (most responded!). And I’d cross-check, compare, and lo and behold, I realized something very fundamental – something that, of course, the Rightward side already knows: In virtually every instance, the NRA was far more accurate and complete in its picture.

One egregious example was this famous ad [image shown under the section header] by gun controllers (multiple versions exist). Utterly convincing on its gut-reaction face, upon considered reflection I realized it did not normalize for the population size. Just that fact alone made me suspicious; years later I heard the phrase “Local instability means global instability” as related to my career – the same holds true for propaganda: once a side is shown to be not just biased (after all, every side puts forth information sympathetic to its argument!), but outright deceptive, all credibility falls away. I, like most people, have a strong aversion to being intentionally lied to.

As a result of this revelation, not only did I switch from being a ban-them-all gun controller, but it was one of the defining moments in my move away from the Left and towards the Right.

Thought Splinter: A cop telling me to get a gun for self-defense.



I was pro-choice all my life.  At least, right up until the time I was at the post office one day and I saw a bumper sticker:


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Talk about the perfect Thought Splinter.  It invaded my mind and I could not stop thinking about it.  Understand, at the time, I was an atheist and – as I evolved politically – still in my libertarian phase.  Personal choice and individual freedom?  I was all over that.  But this simple bumper sticker irritated me – it festered in my mind until I had to turn on it to address and resolve the irritation and dissonance it was causing me.

And while I was still an atheist as I wrestled with it, I found this concept, below – a graphic from much later – to be one of the perfect embodiments of the difficulty I had in remaining pro-choice as I realized that it was only the perception of the baby inside as non-human, just as my relatives and co-religionists in the Shoah were considered non-human, that allows abortion to continue.



Later, as I saw the first ultrasound of my older child and a few grains of static of that baby’s heart jumping on the monitor display along with the sound from the speakers, I broke down.  Understand, I tend to be pretty stoic and unemotional.  I wept openly at the joy of that sight as I realized I was soon to be given the ultimate responsibility: fatherhood.

Thought Splinter: A bumper sticker with a very simple message.



For the majority of my adult life I’ve been very concerned about the growth of the human population of the planet.  I suppose that I still am, or at least I’m concerned that there is a naïve belief that nature is something to be plundered, but my membership in the Zero Population Growth movement has long, long, long since expired.  It was a shock to me to discover that there really is a voluntary human extinction movement.  Going far beyond even ZPG, this is a drive to see humanity choose to go extinct.  But there really are people that not just want this but applaud it.  Consider being in an auditorium where people give a standing ovation to a person who predicted and lauded the death of 90% of the humans alive:

An audience at the Texas Academy of Science was given a disturbing view into the mind and morals of a respected scientist on March 3 when Eric Pianka accepted the academy’s 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist award.

Pianka, a professor at the University of Texas, described human beings as a “scourge” on the Earth, called for a police state to ensure mandatory sterilization of all U.S. citizens, and rooted for the lethal Ebola virus to mutate into an airborne form that might kill 90 percent of the people on Earth.

The most disturbing aspect of the speech, according to Mims, was not Pianka’s ideas, but rather the reaction of the university students and so-called intelligentsia in attendance.

Observed Mims, “There was a gravely disturbing side to that otherwise scientifically significant meeting, for I watched in amazement as a few hundred members of the Texas Academy of Science rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation to a speech that enthusiastically advocated the elimination of 90 percent of Earth’s population by airborne Ebola.”

The ovation was nearly unanimous, Mims notes. “Almost every scientist, professor, and college student present stood to their feet and vigorously applauded the man who had enthusiastically endorsed the elimination of 90 percent of the human population,” Mims wrote. “Some even cheered. Dozens then mobbed the professor at the lectern to extend greetings and ask questions. … Five hours later, the distinguished leaders of the Texas Academy of Science presented Pianka with a plaque in recognition of his being named 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.”

It was hearing about this that made me suddenly start giving credence to those whom I’d formerly dismissed as utter loons, as in this interview with Jesse Ventura and Dr. Rima Laibow:



What a whackjob! is what I thought when I first viewed this.  Except, in light of other data, such as contained in my discussions here and subsequently here; the video, in the second link, has the former President of Malaysia speaking about the need to “kill many billions”.  And then there’s this showing they’ve been planning population growth stopping / slowing for decades:

Poisoning The Food Supply | Real Climate Science

With this video in the comments:



Thought Splinter: Could there really be a plan to depopulate the earth?  If not, how do I dismiss data and public statements like the above?

To be continued in Part II.



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Gunstock Mountain Resort – Another RTK, Another Batch of Emails

Granite Grok - Wed, 2022-03-30 00:00 +0000

Remember, I got some tips that some not so nice things were happening at the Gunstock Ski Area so I started looking into them with this Right To Know for emails. surrounding Tom Day and Cathy White (GM, CFO). Again, most were mundane, some interesting, and some disturbing. But two other names kept showing up within these email threads so this past Wednesday, at the Gunstock Area Commission public meeting, I dropped another email RTK on the Commissioners as these two ladies also seem to be nexus points:

Pursuant to the Right to Know Law (RSA. 91-A:4 (I) ), I am demanding access, within 5 business days, to the below enumerated governmental records Otherwise, if this cannot be fulfilled with the mandated 5 business day window per RSA 91-A, please advise when the Responsive Records will be made available.

This request is for any emails involving Gunstock Mountain Resort employees Rebecca LaPense and/or Robin Rowe for the time period of January 1, 2022 through to end of day, today, March 25, 2022:

    • Individual outbound emails from the email accounts provided to Rebecca LaPense and/or Robin Rowe as part of their employment.
    • Individual outbound emails from the email accounts provided to Rebecca LaPense and/or Robin Rowe as part of their employment.

The information for each responsive record shall include:

    • TO fields, FROM fields – all addresses
    • CC fields, BCC fields – all addresses
    • DATE fields
    • SUBJECT field
    • And the Body of the email itself.

Per RSA 91-A:4 IV(c) If you deny any portion of this request, please cite the specific exemption used to justify the denial to make each record, or part thereof, available for inspection along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the information withheld.

As you are aware, in 2016, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a governmental body in possession of records is required to produce them in electronic media using standard of common file formats: Green v. SAU #55, 168 N.H. 796, 801 (2016). Unless there is some reason that it is not reasonably practicable for you to produce these records in the requested format, I ask that you either do so or explain why it is not practicable for you to comply.

Please also note, per RSA 91-A:4 III, III-a, and III-b, you are required to maintain the safety and accessibility of such responsive records. This also includes such responsive records (e.g., emails) which may have been deleted from respective Inboxes but are still available on the applicable email server or in your / email host backup system(s).

Please let me know when these records will be sent to me for inspection.

You may email the responsive records to me at If the volume turns out to be substantial, I have already set up a Dropbox folder for all of your responsive records to which they can be uploaded

Thank you for your lawful attention to this matter.


Skip Murphy

For the record, I expect to see more of the same.  Especially of the “interesting” ones.

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Cycling: It’s Hate Speech If Women Complain about “Men” Taking their Spot on the “Women’s” Team

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 22:30 +0000

It’s been entertaining to watch as Transwomen have risen in importance (above actual women) on the Left’s identity politic totem pole. Their hierarchy of victimhood. Some of the naturally-born “ladies” are actually surprised at having been demoted.

Alarmed by this ‘actual’ gender gap denying biological women and equal shake.

The Left has placed men who say they are women above actual women in all the ways that matter, but most publicly in sport.

Feminists across the increasingly fruitless plain are having an internal battle between their love of what they thought the Left was all about and reality.

The Democrat party used them and is kicking them to the curb without cab fare. No joy and no redress either becasue they are being told to shut the hell up about it.

To quote Morpehus, speaking to Neo in The Matrix: Welcome to the real world.

The Real World

You thought had good seats for Utopia but no one does. That’s the thing and #Woke Britich Cycling just headed us more evidence.



The policy is clear. Men who claim to be women by virtue of human biology will replace women on cycling teams and no one is allowed to say boo. That would be hate speech, and in a country that jails people for saving uncomfortable things on Facebook that threat carries weight.

It’s the progressives 21st century version of Quit yer bitchin’ and get back in the kitchin’.

And if it’s anything like NCAA swimming, men with women’s names will be dominating the sport for years to come and telling women who complain about it to shut up and sit down.




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Four Simple Rules for Funding Education

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 21:00 +0000

To the extent that society has any legitimate role at all in taking money from some people in order to give it to others, there are some rules that really ought to be followed when doing it.

The first rule should be: Don’t give it to people who can get along without it.

The second rule should be: Don’t use it to pay for things (education) you don’t actually get.

The third rule should be: Don’t appropriate money for one thing (education), and then let people spend it on something else (day care, therapy, hobbies, food, etc.).

The fourth rule should be: Don’t let discussions of ‘fairness’ get sidetracked into being about what gets spent, rather than about what gets provided.

So those are the rules.  But before we can follow them, we first have to recognize that the cause of almost all our problems with the ‘education system’ is that we think of it as a system, when we shouldn’t.

Until we get past that misguided notion, we’re not going to get anywhere.



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House Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-03-29 20:45 +0000

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The Keene Schools and the Mess That’s Been Created

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 19:30 +0000

Last night the Keene school district facilitated a community forum. This was done because of the escalation of behavior problems within the school district that caused many teachers to resign.

Not only have teachers resigned over this situation, but families within the district also became concerned about the safety within the school based on what their children were reporting after teachers came forward.

Engaging in a community forum sounds like a good response. Let’s gather together, listen to the issues that are occurring within the school system so that administrators can go back, reflect upon them, and then present some solutions.  Unfortunately, that’s not exactly what happened.

Parents went into this community forum with the expectation that they would be able to express their views. They wanted to make sure that the administrators heard exactly what they were concerned about. Instead, the administrators started the meeting by telling the audience what they thought.

The information they presented was good information but sometimes they need to take a step back and listen. It may not be comfortable, it may not be pleasant, but parents want, and need to be heard.

Instead, the 150 attendees were told to gather in small groups with a facilitator. Does this sound familiar? If not, this is a group manipulation technique used to make an audience believe they are participating in substantive change, but the reality is, the outcome has been pre-determined. The Delphi Technique is used in education to get parents to chat amongst themselves, and then have one person from each group present some of what was discussed.

How do I know about all of this? It’s because I’ve been part of these group manipulation techniques a few times myself.

The Delphi Technique used in education is used to gain consensus while presenting the illusion of citizen participation.

This group manipulation technique was recently used in SAU16 when they invited New Hampshire Listens (community organizers) who use trained facilitators to manipulate the public at these meetings.

How the Delphi group manipulation technique is described and how it has worked using community organizers

For decades, this technique was used to  control the input of parents by limiting speaking times. The Delphi Technique, has been used in education to gain popular consensus of predetermined goals. By using this technique the public believes it has a voice in determining what changes will take place. But in reality, the goals have already been set.  Unknowing citizens’ committees are used by the process to generate acceptance of goals that were predetermined.

Before this meeting took place, I spoke with a resident who told me about the upcoming community forum. I told him to look out for this kind of group manipulation to take place.

School administrators spoke in the beginning and even presented the laws they must follow. They then presented a video by the teachers telling the viewers about the changes they had already come up with. No where in this presentation did they mention anything about the actual problems that created a culture that left teachers and students fearful of their safety. No one mentioned their own responsibility that caused several teachers to resign. It’s hard to get school administrators to admit their role in the failures, but that’s exactly what these parents should have heard.

In the video made by some teachers they talked about some changes that needed to happen surrounding the school culture:

Provide the students a sense of safety
Welcoming environment
Reduce number of students in the hallway
Adult presence in the hallway
Orange vests on w/walkie talkies
Hallway expectations
Hall passes

As I watched the video, I wondered why some of that was not already in place.  Why did it take teachers resigning to get some attention? Why did it take students staging a peaceful protest?  Why were the whistleblowers (students) punished?

During the presentation on the current behavior laws that were recently changed, no one mentioned anything about testifying before the legislators on how those changes would impact the local school. The presenter made it sound as if she was not in agreement with some of those changes, why didn’t Keene administrators testify on those proposed changes to the law?  The law took away long-term suspensions and included positive behavior interventions.

She made some good points, but why not make those points to legislators who are the ones changing state laws? It seems to me that if you see a potential problem with laws that impact your school culture, you might want to say something to the committee members who vote on these laws.

I spoke up here when I warned about the escalation in behavior problems that could come based on changes to the state laws:

School administrators need some flexibility when it comes to disciplining students in their school. A one-size-fits-all approach may not work on every student. The positive behavior approach has been criticized for rewarding kids who exhibit bad behavior while ignoring students who consistently use good behavior at school.

The school administrators pay a lobbyist in New Hampshire. What did their lobbyist say about changing the laws?

I wanted to applaud the Keene administrators for hosting a forum to give parents an opportunity to voice their grievances, or praise what was working in the district. But unfortunately, they fell into the same old routine of using the Delphi technique. It makes me wonder if these parents will see the changes they believe should happen.

What was really encouraging? The large number of parents who showed up and made it clear, they want to help to make things better.

Parents reported that: 
Teachers are in harms way,
Bullying is happening,
Students feel that they can’t go to the bathroom,
They should reward good behavior,
Improve communication,
Consistency around consequences and behaviors,
Revisit the roll of technology and cell phones,
Kids are afraid in the school,
Grades are dropping because of the fear,
The emotional stress that came from the school shut-down and masks.
How can the parents help make it better?
Why did it take students walking out to get this forum?
No one seems to understand any of the consequences that could happen if there is a behavior problem.

The parents had some really good ideas that I hope district administrators will act upon without any retaliation against the students who were desperate to get their attention. But it’s really up to the parents and community members to track this every step of the way. What changes are going to come from this forum? It is up to you to hold these administrators accountable for what they do and fail to do.

One thing is for sure, these parents want action that supports teachers and students. They want a safe learning environment and expect action. How did it get this bad that students and teachers do not feel safe in their own school?

The parent who spoke about the accountability of administrators hit the nail on the head. There is a list of concerns that were brought up and no one has taken accountability for where the district is today. That is the biggest problem in public education. Can this be fixed? I don’t know. I do know that no one took accountability at this meeting, and this meeting was conducted in a way that manipulates the public.

At the end, the community was assured that this meeting wasn’t a checked box. I sure hope it wasn’t. I sure hope that those who have failed the teachers and students realize now that failing at their job is unacceptable.


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Pine Tree Riot – 250th Anniversary Celebration!

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 18:00 +0000

250 years ago in Weare, New Hampshire, the first organized act of rebellion against the British crown commenced. This act, and the subsequent punishments (or lack thereof) gave birth to the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution.

Join Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire for our celebration of the 250th anniversary of the events that gave rise to the birth of a new nation. On April 24 we will meet in Weare to celebrate and remember those that rebelled against tyranny.

Please RSVP:

Special Guests include:
AFP-NH Honorary Chairman Tom Thomson
Fmr. Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien
Carl Soderberg, Founder, Able Ebenezer Brewing
Howard Kaloogian, former CA Assemblyman
Greg Moore, Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire State Director

April 24, 2022
2:30 pm to 6 pm
Kaloogian Barn
217 Colby Road Weare, NH 03281

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New Research Suggests Evidence of Permanent Heart Damage to Some Adolescents Who Got COVID19 Vaxx

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 16:30 +0000

They didn’t need it. Not one drop of evidence after 18 months justified pharmaceutical intervention for anyone under 20 years of age. Heck, there was barely any evidence anyone under 60 needed to be vaccinated against COVID19. But they persisted vigorously, and we are reaping the results of those desires.

The injection that was known to be neither safe nor effective continues to be useless against COVID19 and every variant since its release.

But it has had an effect. With over 1290 known side effects before “approval” for emergency use, how could it not?

In today’s context, these include,


  1. Acute myocardial infarction
  2. Antimyocardial antibody positive
  3. Autoimmune myocarditis
  4. Immune-mediated myocarditis
  5. Lupus myocarditis
  6. Myocardial infarction
  7. Myocarditis
  8. Myocarditis post-infection
  9. Autoimmune pericarditis
  10. Pericarditis
  11. Pericarditis lupus


The Seattle Children’s Hospital has followed up on adolescent patients who experienced post-COVID vaccination myocarditis.


Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital reviewed cases of patients younger than 18 who went to the hospital with chest pain and elevated serum troponin levels, two key markers of heart inflammation, within a week of getting a second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.


Related: Steve Kirsch: The Vaccine has Killed Twice as Many Kids as COVID

The patients respond well to treatment but show some evidence of permanent damage to the heart.


Dr. Anish Koka, a cardiologist who wasn’t involved with the study, said it suggests that 60 to 70 percent of teenagers who get myocarditis from a COVID-19 vaccine may be left with a scar in their heart.

“Certainly, children who had chest pain severe enough to merit seeking medical attention need to at least make sure they get a follow up MRI,” he told The Epoch Times in a message on Twitter, adding that the findings “should have clear implications for the discussion around vaccines, especially for high risk male teenagers … and definitely for vaccine mandates.”


And while this is alarming, what should be of more significant concern is that middle-aged men are not the only ones who avoid reporting early symptomatic signs of a heart ailment. In other words, there are likely many thousands, if not tens of thousands, of kids who will have suffered heart damage as a result of a vaccine they never needed.

Damage that will go undisclosed or undiscovered until it is, perhaps, too late. And myocarditis is just one side effect.

And some States bribed schools to convince parents and kids to get jabbed. Many a COVID Cultist tried to make it required, mandatory. State’s including New Hampshire accepted tens of millions to advertise and encourage vaccinating kids. Project Veritas released undercover video of experts saying kids don’t need it because of health risks.

We will undoubtedly be suffering the cost and consequence of this act of public health for decades to come.

If you missed them, here are all 1294 known side-effects documented by Pfizer, which both they and the FDA wanted to hide from the public for decades. That and the fact they knew it didn’t work and was dangerous.



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Can We Still Consider Liberals as Human

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 15:00 +0000

I was sickened as I did my research when putting this article together. I could never imagine having to opine about states legalizing infanticide. 

Just a couple of years ago, we were debating the Virginia law that allowed a fetus survivor of an abortion to be allowed to die. I remember thinking that we had found the lowest point where man could fall. But, alas, we have two liberal states that refused to be outdone. I am once again sickened.

Maryland ‘Pregnant Persons’ Bill Seeks to Decriminalize Infanticide

Maryland Senate Bill 669 and House Bill 626, dubbed the “Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022,” not only erase women by adopting the left’s gender-confused newspeak that ludicrously assumes men can get pregnant but, as the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) explained in its analysis of the legislation, “the bill also proposes a revision of the fetal murder/manslaughter statute that would serve to handcuff the investigation of infant deaths unrelated to abortion.”

Under the proposed legislation, a baby could be allowed to die up to 28 days after birth by any means, and the mother, the birthing person, cannot be held responsible for the death.

The following is an excerpt from the California bill:

(c) A critical part of realizing reproductive justice for people in California is clarifying that there shall be no civil and criminal penalties for people’s actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcomes

The Legislature finds and declares that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions, which entails the right to make and effectuate decisions about all matters relating to pregnancy, including prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care. 

123467. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise deprived of their rights, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.

One stark difference between California and Maryland is the length of time to consider the baby’s future. It is four weeks in Maryland and six weeks in California.

There is nothing else to say about proponents of these bills. They are sick and depraved individuals.

Just as evidence of the misplaced value of life, in California, you can get up to three years in prison for harming an animal but no charge 4for allowing an infant to die of neglect.

Penal Code 597 PC prohibits animal abuse, which is defined as maliciously killingharmingmaiming, or torturing a living animal. The offense can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony and carries a sentence of up to 3 years in jail or prison.

If you think these are just two exceptions to rationality, you would be wrong. Connecticut and Virginia have also been working on similar bills.

I apologize for writing about such a topic. We must know what these ill people are doing in our statehouses. We must stay involved and defeat these barbaric bills and ensure that the authors and supporters never see the inside of government again. These people need help, but I am not convinced they have a place in a civilized society.



Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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Jussie Smollett – Will Smith Hit Me Too

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 13:30 +0000

The jury is still out on whether Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars was staged, but there’s plenty of reason it could be. The Oscars have had less than no buzz of late, and almost no one watches or cares.

It’s a party for spoiled and disconnected elites pandering to the creative will of people whose output is of little interest. And that hasn’t changed, but Will Smith smacking Chris Rock has gotten a lot of attention but pales with context.

While presenting Best Documentary, Rock joked about Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz before turning to Jada and saying, “‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.” The comment caused 50-year-old Pinkett Smith — who suffers from alopecia and has shaved her head — to roll her eyes.

Smith, 53, marched on stage and slapped a clearly shocked Rock. The audio in the United States was censored but clips from other countries confirmed that an irate Smith bellowed, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth.”

Smith and his wife are in an open marriage. He can have sex with other women. She can have sex with other men. The left sells this as the evolution of marriage. But take a breath. Will is not concerned about what of Jada’s is in someone else’s mouth or vice-versa – if the arrangement is to be believed, but her name and a joke raises this degree of ire?

I’m not buying it.

Chris Rock is not pressing charges, making it even less likely this wasn’t more than theater. Staged. Will apologized. Chris Rock’s on tour, and ticket sales for Chris (he’s in Boston this week) are soaring. And yes, Jada has a condition that causes her to be basically bald, but she seems to be wearing it very well.

And people are talking about the Oscars.



It reeks of Smollett’s assault without the MAGA people.

As for Jussie Mollett, maybe he’s working out how to sell the idea that Will and Chris Rock poured gasoline on him and put a noose around his neck on the way home from “the Oscars” with a Subway sandwich at 2 am in freezing cold weather.

That’s more likely than him sleeping with Will’s wife. And then there’s the real issue. What are the Bidenistas and Congress sneaking through while people pay attention to the Oscars for five minutes?

Figuring out how to blame Putin for the tens of trillions in debt-ridden inflation they’ve perpetuated?


Male that 7 minutes, here are a few more memes.










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Constitutional Carry Claims Almost Half of America Despite All That Money Bloomberg Spent

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 12:00 +0000

Constitutional Carry is also called “permitless carry.” It means that instead of having to go to Daddy Government and get licensed or permitted by some agency in your state, you can carry a concealed firearm legally all on your own AS LONG AS you are not an otherwise prohibited person.

That’s to say, you haven’t screwed up and violated any local, State, or Federal law that would keep you from owning a firearm.

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg has spent tens (if not hundreds) of millions of dollars on buying lobbyists and Astroturf groups around the nation like Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety – all for naught. If your State has Constitutional Carry, there’s little they can do now to keep you from “bearing arms.”

What has it earned him?  Twenty-Four States are now Constitutional Carry States – almost half as a few more states (this year) have joined the movement. Honoring the black and white letter of the Law of the Land, the Second Amendment, which does not have “common sense gun laws” included in its words.

Almost forever!:

  • Vermont – almost forever!


  • Alaska – 2003
  • Arizona


  • Wyoming


  • Maine
  • Kansas


  • West Virginia
  • Idaho
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri


  • New Hampshire – 2017
  • North Dakota – 2017


  • South Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Kentucky


  • Arkansas


  • Utah
  • Montana
  • Iowa
  • Tennessee
  • Texas


  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • Indiana



(H/T: Ammoland)

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Tuesday Morning “Monday Meme Amendment”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 10:30 +0000

These things keep piling up in my image folder, and the only way to clean it out is to delete them – but not until I’ve shared them. Another week, another Monday meme amendment, supplement, add-on, a bonus?

And again, not trying to horn in on Nitzakhon’s epic weekly thing. He goes to great lengths to make sure there’s a ton of stuff to look at – I’m just a piker. But I save these to share them, and many will not find their way atop a post, so they need to go somewhere.


And they are not all memes. Some are clips of headlines, actual or parody, or just something that grabbed my attention. Things I come across while waiting or waiting. And I like to share, even on a Tuesday.



































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Gunstock Mountain Resort – Gac Meeting (3/23/22) – Public Comment Session – Why I Want the Budget

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 01:30 +0000

A bit of joviality during the meeting but I think it was more of an inside joke between Tom Day (GM and Prez of GMR) and I as the discussion during the Public Comment session was around whether or not the GMR Budget at the General Ledger line level was going to be released to me as a result of my RSA 91-A demand for it.  I previously had his answer of a flat “No” but I decided to appeal to the Gunstock Area Commissioners to overrule his decision.

However, during the meeting, he demanded why I wanted that information:

So what is your interest in this budget? What do you expect to find?

. So I quoted his own words:

As you told me, in one of your emails, that it was not up to me to tell you who was a valid Commissioner, I will tell you that it is above your pay grade of why I want that Budget.

Apologies for the swearing in the background after my statement. However, I think that while he was not expecting that answer, he took it with good humor (a little head shake, a small smile on his face). It was clear, however, that the guy in the grey fleece sitting at the table close to me thought it was a bit amusing (trying to hide his smile).  Commissioners Jade Wood and Gary Kiedaisch seemed to be rather nonplussed about it.


For context, here’s the actual email thread (abridged) is here. He had just emailed me that I would not be receiving the Budget and had also included Rusty McClear (who, at this meeting, was effectively removed from office) and my email response was only to show that I wasn’t including McLear:

From: Skip <>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:33 PM
To: Tom Day <>; Gary kiedaisch <>; Peter Ness <>; Jade Wood ( <>;
Cc: Cathy White <>
Subject: Re: [External] Budget

Note: I have removed Rusty from this response as he is not a valid Commissioner – Belknap County Delegation Chair Mike Sylvia’s words of yore do NOT trump the black and white letter of State Statute (RSA 399:4). His email of today has sprung out into the wild and now contraindicates what you’ve been quoting for a while (along with Gary Kiedaisch) and is now aligned with State Statute.  Change my mind.

Well, Mr. Day didn’t like that much at all, that I had removed Mr. McLear from the email conversation:

—— Original Message ——
From: “Tom Day” <>
To: “Skip” <>; “Gary kiedaisch” <>; “Peter Ness” <>; “Jade Wood (” <>; “” <>
Cc: “Cathy White” <>; “Rusty McLear” <>
Sent: 3/18/2022 12:56:31 PM
Subject: RE: [External] Budget

Don’t really know what you are rambling on about.

But as I stated before I am not sharing my budgets.

Rusty is cc’d on this. Not up to you to tell me who is a valid commissioner.

He can do what he wants just like I had done what I wanted. But I wasn’t going to allow him to put words into my mouth that I had not said.

From: “Skip” <>
To: “Tom Day” <>; “Gary kiedaisch” <>; “Peter Ness” <>; “Jade Wood (” <>; “” <>
Cc: “Cathy White” <>
Sent: 3/19/2022 8:40:21 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [External] Budget

>> Rusty is cc’d on this. Not up to you to tell me who is a valid commissioner.

I told you to do nothing of the sort – merely advising you that the County Delegation made that decision.  You may take that anyway you want.

And for the record, if you haven’t watched the other videos, the Commissioners agreed to seek out legal counsel to determine the legitimacy of my RTK.

To be continued.

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We Have Become the Joads in Biden’s World

Granite Grok - Tue, 2022-03-29 00:00 +0000

We were part of the Baby Boom generation and are now in our 70s and 80s.  We are strangers in a strange land, recalling Robert Heinlein’s book by the same name, which gets stranger by the day.

We believed in the American dream. We worked hard, paid our taxes and obeyed the law.

Most of us don’t recognize ‘Blue Collar’ Joe Biden’s election, nor his new order in America, a place which has befallen us like an ‘Outer Limits’ episode, or one from ‘The Twilight Zone’.

Patriotism has become passé and is frowned on.  Our military is led by men who practice social engineering and tend to be politically correct hacks rather than warriors in the mold of U.S. Grant, Patton or Schwarzkopf.  No one understands that tough guys like MacArthur saved lives.

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Today’s armchair generals choose not to fight, but they’re superb at motivating soldiers and sailors to use preferred pronouns, in combating imaginary racism in the ranks, and blaming whites for all that ails us.

Giant tech corporations have replaced individual enterprise, which – in many cases – has been taxed and regulated out of existence by folks like Nancy Pelosi, who called the 2021 Small Business Relief package, “a stunt which would never pass the House.”

We cast our eyes in vain for a Ronald Reagan or a Teddy Roosevelt. Instead, we find imbeciles like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez (a poorly educated actress selling socialist snake oil), our own Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has yet to open the DC office due to Covid and a repeat of 1/6 fears, and our current president – a failing septuagenarian slipping into senility on international TV, to our chagrin and to the horselaughs of foreign commentators and dictators alike.

If we’re white, we’re told that we are responsible for every problem that plagues everyone. That’s right, we’re to blame for the shortcomings and retention problems in STEM programs to the cops who are totally at fault for the unfortunate deaths of thugs who try to kill them.

We’re told the savages who burn down cities don’t exist or, if they are admitted thus in the far left print and electronic media, are celebrated as warriors for social justice. But we poor misguided middle-class citizens, some of whom trespassed in the Capitol 14 months ago, are branded traitors and insurgents and now their federal representatives and US senators are to be barred from running this November under the post-Civil War’s Article 14, according to civil suits recently filed by Democrats.

If you’re white, you’re told to remember that, throughout the course of human history, racism has never existed anywhere but here.  According to the NY Times’ fictitious ‘1619 Project’ and other scurrilous hogwash, our US Constitution was designed to perpetuate slavery.

We’re also responsible for climate change, despite glaring facts that the Earth was far warmer during the days of our now lovable dinosaurs. And, if we stretch it a bit, the numerous Ice Ages on record show that it has also been far colder than today.  And a single volcanic eruption spews out more CO2 than mankind does over the years.

Today, we’re told that there are innumerable “sexual minorities” — that people who used to be considered odd are in fact oppressed and the victims of what is called the terror of ‘micro-aggressions’, which can be easily defined as stares, coughs, eye rolls, and crowding in line.  A man who thinks he’s a woman is in fact a woman – and is entitled to use the ladies’ room with our granddaughters and swim on the women’s swimming team. And if we refuse to accept this bizarre fantasy, we are hateful Neanderthals.  If Neanderthals were alive, the woke among them, too, would be aghast at our behavior.

Whining about paying confiscatory taxes marks us as kulaks.  Inflation is at an almost 40-year high, and Joe Biden tells us that the staggering amount of $6 trillion paid for ‘stuff’ just isn’t enough to lower prices and halt inflation – he needs more.  Meanwhile, we learn that 40% of the dollars in circulation have been printed under ‘Working Class’ Joe Biden, the friend of the common man.

Those of us lucky enough to remain working provide benefits for illegal aliens, addicts, those who abhor honest labor, and misguided folk who defecate on the streets and live in hobo camps, where third-world diseases now run rampant and where Democrat city governments fail to clean them and their mess up.

We witness with unalloyed horror the gigantic tsunami of illegal immigrants flowing across our southern border unimpeded.  We tend to view them as criminals, gang members, human traffickers, and leeches on society, while the Democrat Party sees them as unregistered voters from unrecognized states as far south as the Straits of Magellan.   Our preferred use of state-issued ID cards and driver’s licenses to vote are a gross impediment to the mainstreaming of this illicit flood.  We are refused the ability to defend our own borders, our Border Patrol has been eviscerated, and ‘Soylent’ Joe Biden is now calling for volunteers.

Joe Biden splutters about Putin’s war on Ukraine, but the ‘Big Guy’, as Hunter Biden terms his old man on his infamous laptop, imports 550,000 barrels of Russian oil a day and pays Vlad Putin $74 million for the same period.  In 2021, ‘Poor Old’ Joe imported 245 million barrels of oil from Putin.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jill’s husband lets pipelines rust and refuses to utilize our own oil, coal, and natural gas, which remain in the ground.  Biden recently pleaded with the Saudis to pump more for us and was roundly rebuffed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for these feeble back-channel efforts on our behalf.

Now, Uncle Joe is thinking about imports from the murderous Marxists of Venezuela and the dreadful Jihadis of Iran; both Russian allies and our enemies, oh, at least some half-hour ago.  But use our much cleaner resources?  Nah, not on your life.

So we, kulaks and serfs, drag ourselves into decrepitude, too stubborn to just give up and die, becoming more like the Joad’s, from John Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ in Biden’s world, every day.



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Biden Promised Europe “15 Billion Cubic Meters” of Natural Gas This Year … From Where FJB?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-28 22:30 +0000

Biden’s war on the American economy started with his Day One Executive Orders hobbling the oil and gas industry. The plan was to make it so expensive that they’d have an easier time pushing non-green pricier energy solutions. Part of that plan is working.

Oil, gas, heating oil, Diesel, Propane, and Natural Gas (LNG) are rising in price alongside everything else. There’s not much in America that isn’t impacted by this, but we’ve also got inflation.

These experts are driving the bus off a cliff, expecting to jump out before it’s too late.

But there’s always time to make things worse.

They took F. Joe Biden to see Europe, and he got off his leash again. When that happens, he craps in someone less yard and leaves the mess for his handlers, but they’re idiots like him, absent his excuse.

Biden promised billions of cubic meters of natural gas to Europe. David Middleton at WUWT has a few key points in response.

Since most LNG shipments are part of long-term contracts, the facilities are currently operating at full capacity and with the largest exporter being “sold out” into the 2040’s, there’s very little excess LNG to deliver to Europe.

The three Democrat hacks on the FERC have placed a new roadblock to future expansion, beyond what’s already in the works…

[F]uture expansion of LNG capacity will be rather difficult, unless voters fire Democrats en masse in 2022 and 2024.

Biden promised to deliver something he doesn’t control and was probably going to happen anyway. I’d call him a worthless sack of schist, but that would be unfair to fecal matter.

Hit the link for the finer points (and the math) but to summarize, what LNG? And does this mean you’re planning to back off policy positions and rescind orders that make this promise untenable?

Nope. FJB is just being FJB.

This, as Middleton also notes, means that “Biden simply promised to deliver the results of someone else’s work, kind of like his college term papers.”

Work he has been diligently trying to undermine since day one.



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House Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-03-28 21:32 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-03-28 21:31 +0000

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Utah Gov. Vetoes Bill Banning Bio-Boyz in Girlz Sports – Legislature Overrides Veto!

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-28 21:00 +0000

Extending protection to girls and women in sports is a hot ticket these days, especially with poster children like Lia Thomas making the need obvious. A 400+ ranked men’s collegiate swimmer is the #1 women’s collegiate swimmer. Do you know what that means?

It means there are at least another 400+ men who could probably claim to be women and take away his crown.

And what of the actual women? A vocal majority on the Left doesn’t give a rat’s ass about that or them. But they are outraged (it doesn’t take much) that Utah passed legislation that would prohibit penises from competing as vaginas and then outraged again when that veto was overridden.

Girls and women competing in school athletic programs got a huge win.


The bill, H.B. 11, “imposes limits on participation in female sports by requiring schools and local education agencies to designate athletic activities by sex” and “prohibiting a student of the male sex from competing against another school on a team designated for female students.”

The law defines “sex” as “the biological, physical condition of being male or female, determined by an individuals [sic] genetics and anatomy at birth.”


It’s very Title IX of them, but why did the Governor balk the first time? As written, the Governor was concerned about the fiscal exposure from lawsuits. Oh, and he says only four transgender kids play sports, and only one biological boy is playing as a girl statewide. And none of them are dominating their sports.

No harm, no foul is how that veto message reads. So, where’s the red line, Governor? How many girls need to lose matches to biological boys? Is there some number of college scouts who need to be discouraged or scholarships lost before you’d have signed off?

You don’t abolish laws against theft simply because no one stole anything, but allowing a guy who can barely compete at the boys/men’s level to own the girl’s level is theft.

They are robbed of the benefit of their investment in time and training. Their parents are robbed of countless hours of sleep and the cost of training and travel. Girls who see this new world order never take up sports because what’s the point – so they are robbed of those benefits.

They are denied everything Title IX was created to protect.

Trans do have the right to free speech, self-defense, redress, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – all of that – but not at the expense of other’s similar rights.

Biologically, males and females are very different. Pretending this is not so does not make it true. And thanks to Lia Thomas, millions of people trying desperately not to pay attention or care can’t help but notice just how unfair that is, and states like Utah are moving to protect girls and women before the so-called party of women erases them.



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Failure Is More than an Option with This Lot

Granite Grok - Mon, 2022-03-28 19:30 +0000

Winston Churchill spoke these words decades ago but never has there been a more perfect example of the meaning than President Joe Biden.

“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”? Winston Churchill

Americans concur in their disappointment with the job performance of Joe Biden after just fifteen months of his term. That is not my opinion. The polling results back that statement. Biden has dipped to 34% in the most recent approval ratings. That is pathetic and almost as low as Congress.

Let me digress for a bit and look at approval ratings. They show that America is not in love, or even like, with our leaders in Washington. Let’s take a look.

  • Joe Biden 34%
  • Kamala Harris 32%
  • Chuck Schumer 26%
  • Mitch McConnell 20%
  • Nancy Pelosi 32%
  • Kevin McCarthy 20%

Pathetic numbers, no matter what scale you put them on. The interesting thing for me is that as bad as the Dems are doing, the Republicans could not be worse. What does that mean? I have no answer for that.

Back to Biden/Harris. There is nothing proactive to this dynamic duo. The only thing they were quick to do was to pull the military support out of Afghanistan before any civilians. Oh wait, that did not work out too well, did it.

The speeches given by Biden while he was in Europe may have sounded forceful, but were they? When the White House staff had to jump into action to reverse some of your dramatic moments, you lost technical points and many style points.

The Ukrainian people had their homes, towns, and the countryside as they knew it blown to ash. It does nothing to ease their pain to have you proclaim from Poland that you stand with them. So what. It falls flat, as it should.

You can talk about a world of peace and light, but when your next breath says this will be a long battle and painful for all of us, they don’t feel safe and comforted. These people are having their worlds turned upside down. If they ever return, what will they be coming back to? They know the reality is they now have nothing, not even a place to call home, and they are ready to start rebuilding their lives as soon as Putin is neutralized.

These people who remain close to their homes have no food, water, or medicines. This is why a long battle is not an option. When you are hungry and dehydrated, months are not an option. The Russians are in the same predicament. They did not plan on this confrontation going more than a week, so food and fuel are an issue. This constraint may be why they have not pushed further from the border.

As the sanctions tighten the noose around Putin’s neck and his support in Moscow continues to erode, that is when Putin may get desperate. He may see that conventional arms are not getting the job done, and losing is not an option. The world has to watch closely to see if he is preparing chemical or nuclear weapons. If so, all bets are off, and NATO or not, the world will have to come down on him with no mercy.

The insults and name-calling might be Biden trying to bolster his sagging poll numbers. Name-calling will not deter Putin and may force his hand to erratic behavior the world does not need. The world needs decisive leadership at this moment. The staff might not correct a wrong decision as you pull into Delaware for the weekend.

We need you to be right the first time, and you have never shown an ability to be on the right side of history. This crisis may not end well for anybody.


Ray Writes for and the Liberty Loft

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