The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • January 29 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.IV

Manchester, N.H.

The GraniteGrok Response to NH State Rep David “I’m Going to Take All Your Guns Away” Meuse

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 23:30 +0000

There can be only one satisfactory response to NH State Rep David Meuse’s attempt to be the NH equivalent to the thrice failed Texan politician Robert “Beto” O’Rourke in taking your guns away and neutering Constitutional Right to self-defense.

So, here’s a CAPTCHA for you to solve, David!  Properly select all the correct images and we’ll let you continue on your delusion and unconstitutional madness:

 

 

And a hearty “Up Yours!” to boot.

Oh, and this, David – if your bill passes, which I highly doubt, you’ll never know who, standing next to you, is armed or not.  Doesn’t that give you the warm and fuzzies?  Forget the fact that concealed carriers are FAR less likely to commit a violent gun crime (not gun VIOLENCE, gun CRIME!) than someone in law enforcement. Just think of it – everyone around you that is smiling may well be one of those you “pushed underground” and they are just letting you know that. At your expense. All the time.

And you’ll never know which is which.

After all, be careful about what you wish for – but you should have already known that old saw, right?

(H/T: Powerline)

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Who Knew Thomas Jefferson Was a Confederate General …

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 22:00 +0000

If you still think compromise is possible … that this would ever stop with Confederate Generals and Christopher Columbus … YOU ARE DELUSIONAL:

 

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“Maximum Facts About the Minimum Wage”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 20:30 +0000

I’m against a Government-mandated minimum wage. The agreement between two people about the remuneration for one’s talents and time and that of the person paying that remuneration should remain between those two people.

Not between politicians and the bureaucrats implementing the politician’s often outdated and out of touch of what is a “fair wage.”

What someone accepts for working for another often has nothing to do with an hourly wage or yearly salary. Remuneration is the entire package of payments and “benefits” (the latter either being formalized or an informal agreement).

During my last employment, I HIGHLY valued being able to work from home and gladly traded some wage/benefits for that instead of moving on to a higher salary but having to go into an office every day.  Others feel similarly about other things.

So watch this about minimum wage and why it makes no sense except to those people whose motive is to use the Force of Government in order to force their sense of “fairness” onto others.

And as it turns out, the Marketplace has already made rapid changes in hourly wages such that many entities are approaching much higher wages than what the Federal minimum sets -> $7.25.  In many cases, twice that or even more based on the Marketplace reacting to the low labor supply (re: from both the distortion of the WuFlu pandemic and Government distorting it with welfare payments well above what was necessary (the unemployment kickers that made it more profitable to stay home than to work).

This is probably driving those Progressives / Socialists and Unionistas (but I repeat myself) nuts because the MarketPlace has made their screeds irrelevant.

Now, don’t get me started about the idea that Government, having seen what it has wrought with those kickers, now sees itself with a new and novel tool to manipulate wages in the direction it desires.

And don’t forget, by letting lots of illegal aliens flow over the border, there’s your “contra-tool” that can be used to push wages lower.

And, of course, legal Americans out of work as well.

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Heil Pfizer! – Austria to Impose Fines or Prison if You Are Not Vaccinated

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 19:00 +0000

You’d think Austrians might have a little more sense given their proximity to the threat presented by historical Fascism. They even flirted with a local version from 1934 until 1938, when Nazi Germany took political control of the nation and introduced them to the real thing.

A habit we can see domestically when Republicans act like Democrats only to be replaced by them in successive elections.

The current regime in Austria calls itself center-right, Catholic-anti-Socialist, and liberal-conservative. The original Austro-fascists were Catholic-anti-socialist, corporatist nationalists.

A rotten apple by any other name?

It is difficult to find clear writing about recent governments (or the ÖVP Christian democratic, liberal-conservatives) in Austria because they are tainted mainly by left-wing writers with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

But Fascism shares a great deal in common with Marxism, evident not in labels or the historical reimaginings of so-called academics or journalists but by actual action. You can see the Fascism regardless of what name tag its advocates wear.

“Hello, my Name is Antifa,” for example, is a group that uses fascist tactics in support of Marxist-Leninism. Their interest is more oppression, not less, but they sell themselves as something else.

Austria, whatever it is, is acting like a fascist government when it announced that all citizens will be vaccinated for COVID19 or else.

 

The government said it was preparing the legal groundwork for a general vaccine mandate to come into effect from 1 February, with exemptions for those unable to receive a jab on medical grounds.

The age from which people will be required to be vaccinated has not yet been determined, the government said.

Those refusing to be vaccinated are likely to face administrative fines, which can be converted into a prison sentence if the fine cannot be recovered.

 

When they announced their fourth lockdown, Ed Mosca noted rightly that,

 

“… in order to prevent Austrians from becoming infected with COVID, the Austrian government is locking down Austrians who have not taken a vaccine that does NOT protect you from being infected with COVID or transmitting COVID to others.”

 

If the problem is positive cases then vaccinating them will not solve that problem. Well, that’s not entirely correct. If the “vaccine” kills them, they won’t be spreading anything ever again.

The fact they are given no choice in the matter is also a feature of historical Fascism, and yet here they are, doing it, so I have a suggestion. A common variant of Austria’s red and white flag includes a spread eagle holding a broken chain in its talons.

You’ve relinked the chains, so if we’re being honest, you need to fix that.

 

 

 

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The Jab: Medical Providers are Now on Notice – Share This with Your Doctor. Share This with Everyone.

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 17:30 +0000

As Steve noted Sunday, the American Heart Association put out a paper showing that the Jab causes heart inflammation.  This has now appeared in the 71-year old peer-reviewed journal, “Circulation” Dr. Vernon Cole reads verbatim from the article’s abstract:

 

“We conclude that the mRNA vaccine dramatically increases inflammation on the endothelium and T-cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.”

 

Watch:

 



 

AS OF RIGHT NOW, all medical providers must be put on notice: You are putting people at risk.  You are putting children at risk.

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists… and school boards and politicians:  At Nuremberg “Just following orders” and “I didn’t know” were not viable excuses.  After today, neither will be accepted as your excuse either.

>>>>>=====<<<<<

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR DOCTOR.  SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS.  SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE.

>>>>>=====<<<<<

I may be offline for a while.

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Local School Board Continues to Arrest Parents for Not Wearing Masks

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 16:00 +0000

Yet another arrest was made, and more are likely to come from the Timberlane School Board, Plaistow, and other local police departments opposing parents who advocate for their children and against COVID-related mask requirements.

Nolan Pelletier sat peacefully and maskless last Thursday night as he always does, exercising his constitutionally protected Right to have access to a government proceeding, a meeting open to the public.

A simple exercise of his civic responsibility led to a violation of his Rights.  Sandown school board rep, Sheila Lowes, requested of the Chairperson Kim Farah (6:10 mark) to hold off continuing the meeting until people “are complying with what we are stating” referencing the enforcement of removal for crimes of “criminal trespass for violation of nonexistent rules of order on mask-wearing.

These actions are the latest in a series of events where undelegated powers have been applied against members of the public. That abuse of power must be remembered when Lowe’s term ends this March and Farah’s ends in 2023.  All elected officials that abuse or unethically use their authority under our laws must be removed and never again considered for public office.

Simulating Unlawful Authority is a Crime

In addition, it is a crime under RSA 638:14 to  “procure the compliance of another with a request made by such person.”, unlawfully inducing a belief that an order is legislatively or judicially sanctioned. That is what I believe has occurred with Pelletier’s case, as well as others – including Kate Bossi’s arrest on May 20th for not wearing a mask.

You will not find a mask requirement or policy within the board’s policies and procedures, because it is not there. Instead what you will find is a disjointed collection of SAU and School Board statements, FAQ documents, a reopening plan, stickers on doors, NHDHS matrix votes, headers on agendas, emails (prominently displayed at the 0:21 mark of the meeting), and just hours before the meeting, a public statement issued confirming that non-disabled, unmasked participants are subject to removal and prosecution for criminal trespass.  Kim Farah followed through on Lowe’s request.

While policies and regulations are binding upon students and staff  for attendance and activity purposes under RSA 189:15,

Editor’s Note for clarity: “The school board may, unless otherwise provided by statute or state board regulations, prescribe regulations for the attendance upon, and for the management, classification and discipline of, the schools; and such regulations, when recorded in the official records of the school board, shall be binding upon pupils and teachers.”  Not on the general public.

attempting to use this collection of de facto nonsense and make them somehow binding to the general public using duress is an “Unlawful Simulation of a Legal Process” under RSA 638:14.  Officials that violate these rights should be prosecuted and removed from their positions for abuse of their authority.

The mask requirement, especially with respect to the general public, would unlikely pass constitutional muster under Part I, especially Articles 2 & 8 which protect our equality of rights of non-discriminating access to government proceedings.  If the school board was required to cite legislative authority and cite RSAs to explain the compelling legislative authority… that would be a high hurdle to clear.

Establishing a Police State

The creation of fear of arrest and criminal charges for six months is an ongoing misuse of authority in conjunction with the Plaistow and other local police departments.  Farah and Lowes flexed and the PDs followed orders, “to induce a belief that it has a judicial or other official sanction;”  this coercion was highly effective as everyone except for Pelletier either masked up, left the building, or feigned a disability and moved to the back.

What is the Big Deal? Just Move to the Back of the Bus Cordoned Off Area
Read this carefully:

“Members of the public with disabilities may elect not to wear a mask at School Board meetings if they remain seated in the cordoned-off area of the Performing Arts Center.  Members of the public who refuse to wear masks and do not remain in the cordoned-off section of the meeting will be in violation of the rules of the meeting. If such members of the public continue to violate the rules of order, the Chair will order them to leave the premises. If they refuse to leave on their own volition, such refusal would constitute criminal trespass under RSA 635:2, and the Chair will then ask law enforcement for assistance effectuating their removal from the meeting.” From Public Statement Issued on 11/18/21

Pelletier remained calm and was keenly aware of his rights, the discrimination taking place (explaining to police 3:38 mark), and that these actions are not about masking and safety; it has always been about control.  Accepting his fate he stood his ground to defend his Constitutionally protected Rights to equal access to an open meeting to the Public.  Quite simply, unmasked persons without a disability have been unlawfully banned from attending and speaking at TRSD School Board meetings.  Pretending to be disabled and genuflecting to the board is nothing more than an untruthful virtue signal to the board.

Repeat Offenders

The false charges and unlawful arrests for criminal trespass during an open meeting are a violation of the Rights of every parent and taxpayer. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that this has happened.  In May, Kate Bossi was arrested for not wearing a mask to a TRSD meeting. She had her arraignment on Wednesday, November 17th – and now has to go to trial.

I attended Ms. Bossi’s hearing. I will attend Nolan’s. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any elected or appointed leaders standing up for her right to equal access to an open meeting; and I’ll be curious if Nolan is left to roast in the courts as well.

Complacency and Complicity

As a community, we are seeing behaviors from these elected officials and administrators that are remotely beyond the pale while we simultaneously entrust our children to their care.  Not all school board members may be in support of these requirements, public statements, and actions taken by Chairperson Farah and Sheila Lowes, but neither has any board member spoken in opposition.  Until they do, every school board member is complicit in these criminal acts.

I have tenuous faith that lawlessness actions by the Timberlane SB, Superintendent, and police will cease, but am truly saddened that even with advanced notice to our reps, senators, the education commissioner, the sheriff’s office – these actions went unchecked yet again last night, leaving no one to protect the body politic from the unaccountable government it created.

Thomas Jefferson foresaw situations like this when our country was founded. In his infinite wisdom, he warned,

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Bravery matters; our law of the land matters; and Nolan Pelletier and Kate Bossi stood up for Rights that lawfully belong to the people.  Others need to do the same if they want to prevent continued abuses by elected officials.

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New Hampshire’s “Mother of Thanksgiving”

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 14:30 +0000

Do you remember making hand outline turkey art in elementary school, while learning about how the Pilgrims and the Indians (now called Native Americans) sat down together for a harvest celebration feast at Plimouth Plantation in 1621?

Were you also taught that a New Hampshire woman was responsible for making the last Thursday in November a national holiday?

Sarah Josepha Buell was born in Newport, NH, in 1788. In an era when girls didn’t receive a formal education, Sarah was home-schooled and self-taught (an autodidact). In 1813 she married David Hale, gave birth to 5 children, and was widowed in 1822. She wore black the rest of her life, until her death in 1879 at the age of 90, as a sign of perpetual mourning.

Mrs. Hale never remarried and was able to support herself with writing and editing work. She’s perhaps most famous for writing the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” which Thomas Edison immortalized when he recorded it into his phonograph invention.

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In the mid 1800’s many of the northeast states celebrated Thanksgiving holidays on different dates, independent of each other. Mrs. Hale thought that Thanksgiving should be a unified national holiday. She spent 17 years advocating for this in the journal she edited, Godey’s Lady’s Book. In 1863 she wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln. Four prior presidents had ignored Sarah’s letters. Lincoln responded immediately and agreed to her request. Secretary of State William Seward wrote and issued a proclamation declaring the last Thursday of November to be a “national day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”

Did Abe decree that all citizens must participate? No. Did he mandate that everyone has to eat turkey and stuffing on that day? Nope. He simply standardized the date of the holiday so that each State would be aligned with all the others.

After all, isn’t that what the federal government was created to do? It’s not supposed to be Big Brother, trample on State Sovereignty, or issue guidance that could result in weight gain or a tummy ache. It’s only supposed to (among other limited powers) standardize weights, measures, and currency in order to facilitate interstate commerce. Our founding fathers never had any intention of telling us what to put into our bodies, as a condition of employment or to participate in society. So, why are Biden and Fauci doing that now?

A little food for thought as we sit down, feast, and give thanks for our blessings this week. Oh, and you might want to avoid discussing the subject of mandates versus individual liberties at the dinner table, if anyone joining you got the jab or wears a mask in between bites. Just sayin’….

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Christmas Parade Killer Was in Jail Two Days Earlier (For Hitting a Woman with His Car)

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 13:00 +0000

Darrell Brooks has been arrested for killing five and injuring at least forty after driving an SUV through a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It sounds crazy, but this is not new behavior for brooks, who was in jail days earlier after hitting a woman with his car.

 

Before the deadly incident, Brooks — the 39-year-old suspect who was taken into custody in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday night — was released on bail on November 11. …

In the case where the bail was $1,000, a woman whom Brooks had a child with told police he intentionally ran her over in his car after a fight, with Brooks pleading not guilty to those charges.

 

Brooks hits the mother of his child with a vehicle (after punching her) and is arrested for Domestic violence. The court sets bail at $1000.00, and Brooks gets released. Two days later, he runs down 50 people in the same red SUV, killing five of them.

The system is goofy, no double about that, and I’m no expert on setting bail, but what I want to know is if some progressive group that bails people out with donations for bleeding-heart liberals made his bail for him, or was it someone else?

 

[FOX] Two separate judges freed him on low-cost bail, records show: first for $500 in February after allegedly shooting at his nephew the previous summer and again for $1,000 earlier this month after a woman accused him of punching her and running her over with the same SUV that allegedly plowed into Sunday’s parade, killing at least five and injuring 48.

 

I have not yet identified the source of the bail, but we’ll keep poking around.

Brooks also has a statutory rape conviction after having sex with a 15-year old girl in Nevada.

 

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So, The Domestic Terrorist said to the Left Wing Agitator…

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 11:30 +0000

I have no idea where this post is going to go but the title just popped into my head and I thought “there’s GOT to be a post in there somewhere, right?” And then this old song’s lyrics popped in as well:

“Clowns to the Left of me, Jokers to the Right…here I am”
(Stealer Wheels – “Stuck in the middle with you“)

So, Domestic Terrorist, Left Wing Agitator, Clowns, and Jokers.  What is to be made of these?  Let’s start with this:

The Cook report said Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire is in a race that “leans Democrat.”

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu recently announced he will run for re-election, setting off a GOP hunt for a candidate to oppose Hassan, according to The Hill.

Because Chris Sununu waited so long and decided against running, Republicans do have to scramble to figure out who is the next best candidate to make the best challenge to Sen. Hassan,” New Hampshire GOP strategist Mike Dennehy said. “I don’t think anyone could say differently, including Chris Sununu, because that’s just a fact.”

Yep, Chris Sununu pulled a Corey Lewandowski. Just like what Lewandowski did to the US Senate race here in NH the last election – it threw the Republican side into turmoil and both made it about them instead of the race. Both took way too long in “teasing” the voters on “Am I in or am I out” and it turned into a recursive cycle for both of them.

Cutsie moves by both?

Only if they believed themselves to always be the center of attraction.

In the meantime, I will now blame both of them (after the fact for Corey and future fact for Baby Huey) for running out the clock for the “replacement candidates” to have sufficient time to ramp up supporters and donors to have credible campaigns. And Corky Messner lost last time.

And the NH GOP is SCRAMBLING to find a replacement for Sunuflu (and all the time giving the back of their hand to General Don Bolduc with airs that he doesn’t even exist. I’m betting that if he won the Primary, the NH GOP would treat him like Joe Kenney when he won against The Favorite Son).

So, are they Jokers or Clowns?

While I’m not Corey’s favorite guy on the Internet for saying it was time to fish or cut bait, Sununu went WAY past that and called any Republican not supporting him by talking about Vaccine Mandates and Voter Fraud “Left-Wing Agitators“.  Nice, nice, nice.

Sidenote: I’m thinking that the VAX, him bringing in a ton of State Troopers to an Executive Council meeting where it was hard to tell which were more numerous, the Troopers or the Audience, and “Public Health trumps Everything” is really sealing the deal for the Liberty / Freedom / Conservative wing of the NH GOP.

Way to go – using the language of the Left to excoriate your fellow Party members. Good times – just like when his Daddy’s NH GOP did the same thing to the NH TEA Party coalition and all of the folks that COULD have been fervent supporters. Diss them and guess what happened after they had put in a couple of cycles of hard work…

So, Joker or Clown? And this coming from the supposed Right side of the political aisle? And the NH GOP putting out that Letter standing right behind him in all this AFTER a majority of County Committees voted FOR the Resolutions?  You had a small revolt on your hands and now you’ve decided to fan the flames with this Zippo FireFast Bellows:

(Full Disclosure – I have one, and it works GREAT! From coals to a “burn your face off in a hurry” heat creating tool.  Jury is out on how it works on Political fires but it seems that Chris is intent on trying it over and over and over and over again.  And I didn’t even have to throw a single match!).

Seriously, who is at the rudder of the good ship (as they unseriously called themselves) Team NH GOP? As I asked, was this done of the free will of the NH GOP Administration?  Or were a number of arms twisted out of their sockets to make a point (never mind that the point missed)?  Turns out that a number of folks have reached out since I put that Letter up – they are livid and “revolt” may well be too tame to describe what Team Sununu has fanned.  You know what happens when a fire goes out, right?

Just ashes. “Dust in the Wind” (yet another old song).

And of course, need I remind you that both the Obama and now President Asterisk’s Administrations have labeled me as a Domestic Terrorist. The Lightbringer because of my both my immutable attribute (I’m white, just like his Grandma who raised him – dissed her as well) and others (e.g. Conservative, Evangelical, middle-aged (at the time, anyway). And with consultation with the National School Board Association, double down with that title again.

It’s the stereotyping hypocrisy that they so often overlook in themselves.

So I complain about how School Boards are treating Parents and the Policies that are blatantly discriminatory – and now I’m betting that the FBI now has a dossier on me for my posts, my comments at the Gilford School Board, and my lawsuit.  Not much more I can do than do the actual things the NSBA and US AG Merrick Garland accuse me of – violence.  Yep, they’ve adopted the Left’s idea that ALL speech from Conservatives is actual violence.

Well, I warned you that I didn’t know where this was going to go – and I still don’t know where it ended up. But I am sure of one thing:

I’m still stuck in the middle of both sides that hate me

And the truth is, that IS the truth for a lot of you readers as well. The Left does it because they truly hate me (and you).  I’m getting the feeling that the GOPe now hates me as well. I’m betting that most of them aren’t to my Right either, so they have no idea what a Left Wing Agitator is.

And they are to the left of me as well. Clowns all.

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Not Guilty!

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 02:30 +0000

Well, after seeing the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on TV I feared leftist pressure would pervert our justice system. However, twelve people, good and true, pronounced him “not guilty” on all counts.

Of course the Left is going nuts, many still sound like they spent their time watching Andy Griffin reruns and expecting a white man defending himself against a violent, leftist criminal mob had to be found guilty. Just because he was white and carrying (legally) an AR style rifle.  With their dreams of putting a nail in the coffin of gun rights shattered, off they go on Stage Two of their injustice campaign peppered with unrighteous indignation. How could this happen? Rittenhouse had no right to defend himself?

Even the “black victims thing” is pulled out though no blacks were shot, only white attackers.

So ask yourself: where is the racism here? It’s only in the minds and hearts of those on the Left who seek to exploit blacks just as the Democratic Party has always done since it’s inception more then a hundred years ago. Only now, its leaders are far more Marxist than Democrat.

In Chicago, Jesse Jackson and a band of the usual suspects paraded the city calling for, get this, a true COMMUNIST REVOLUTION. It’s now clear where the true values of these activist leftists lay.

They should be very careful what they wish for as expecting even rank and file Democrats to support that call for the violent over throw of Constitution and Government will be rejected and affect coming elections of which the prospects for Democrats are currently looking grim already. Add to that, the riots, looting, and burning demonstrations hoped for by Leftist media response had to have had a good dose of cold water thrown onto it after the Rittenhouse acquittal.

Americans do have the right to bear arms and use them if attacked. (Keeping in mind, gun owners, that’s only if/when attacked.)

Still, we can not take for granted all the currently elected persons are dedicated to Constitutional and American values. We must turn out in great numbers and vote those (of any party) who are not out of those seats, and vote to keep those that are, in.

This is an American value.

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What it Looks Like When You Ask a Biden Voter How it’s Going After Ten Months …

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-23 01:00 +0000

Want to know what it looks like when you ask a Biden voter how it’s going after the first ten months. A lot like this.

Well, it should look like this.

 

 

 

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Sailors and Marine’s Aren’t Getting Paid … (Maybe They Should Sneak Across the Southern Border…)

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 23:30 +0000

We have no problem getting money to illegals all over this country (or they wouldn’t be here) but our sailors and Marines are borrowing money to survive?

 

Some Navy Sailors are being forced to take out loans just to survive, due to “months-long” payment delays. …

“A personnel specialist first class, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak with the press, said the root of the problem lies in the consolidation of personnel support and customer support detachments that began in 2017 and appears to be understaffed.

In September, MyNavy Career Center was established as a command — an effort to improve services to sailors.”

 

The support detachment is “understaffed” so they say!

 

“The petty officer also called the 30-day timeline “laughable,” given that personnel specialists work on a sailor’s pay package and send it through a processing system that has 30 days to act on it.

That system usually takes another 30 days to process, followed by 30 to 45 days for review and release — a course that can last three months or more.”

 

To review:

  1. Personnel specialists work on a sailor’s pay package and send it through a processing system that has 30 days to act on it.
  2. That system usually takes another 30 days to process.
  3. Followed by 30 to 45 days for review and release.
  4. A course that can last three months or more.

 

Looks like the only way to correct this problem paying our military would be to add three or four more layers of review by new personnel who, obviously, would have no problem getting paid.

Sleepy Joe should put Kamala on this right away.

I wonder if the new trillions in spending has money for owed military pay?

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State’s Are Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses – A Digital Identity That Could go Well Beyond Driving

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 22:00 +0000

A handful of states have embraced or are testing the use of a digital driver’s license. A virtual passport in your smartphone that links your digital person to the real one. Advocates are selling it as a way to provide credentials everywhere you go, and why exactly would we need that?

LifeSite News has a nice list for us.

 

  • An international standard for mobile drivers’ licenses and mobile IDs was approved for publication August 18, 2021, clearing the way for global use
  • Mobile IDs will act as a digital identity that will ultimately tie in to retail, health care, law enforcement and travel sectors
  • Ultimately, the IDs will also act as vaccine passports, making it easy to display whether you’ve gotten a COVID-19 injection — and any other future injections that come about — in order to go about your daily life
  • Some have speculated that the introduction of digital IDs and vaccine passports in the U.S. is laying the infrastructure for a social credit system like the one being used in China

Control is always the goal, and freedom and privacy are barriers to that.

Masking mandates, states defining what is and is not essential, pressure to vaccinate, limiting life for those who refuse to comply with any state edict, and every possible level of tracking. The potential for a social credit system.

A digital driver’s license makes all those things – increased control – more attainable.

I’m not conspiratorial about big tech tracking. They know where I am, what I buy, can listen in on conversations, and who knows what else. And they could be required to give some or all of that to the government, but when the government requires you to use an app that can potentially track you to control you and your behavior, limit your access to public or private services, that’s not happening if I can help it.

 

 

Advocates insist that users can define permissions. Sure, I bet they can, or at least think they can until they can’t.

I believe that warrants need to be acquired for anyone to release any information that tech giants may have farmed from your life. That may not always be how it gets done – and we know that from past articles on these pages. State surveillance via sealed secret warrants is a thing, but I’m not going to just give them potential 24/7/365 access to my activity.

It’s none of their business.

But it’s here, and states are embracing it, and federal rules will be promulgated, and that virus will spread more rapidly in the wake of our failures to prevent the atrocities committed against person and privacy since COVID19 became a thing.

Legislators need to be made aware of the trend and encouraged to create laws to protect us from these sorts of mandates as well.

You know, for years, a few folks did all the heavy lifting to protect us from random surveillance in the granite state—no license plate reading cameras. EZ Pass plate video had to be deleted quickly after confirmation. That firewall is collapsing.

This may be the next one, but we’ll have to build a wall first and then guard it jealously.

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Live Free or Die? Just a Marketing Phrase Now?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 20:30 +0000

Greetings from Florida – where we have a REAL governor – NOT a Dictator!!!   YES. I read all about Fuhrer Sununu and his jack-booted Police State, er, State Police presence at the (infamous) October meeting, which I shared w/many folks around the country.

IMHO, & having lived in NH (for 26-1/2 yrs), NH cannot hold a candle to places like Texas, Arizona and, of course, Florida. Like many of the GOP US Congressional representatives, NH’s legislature is loaded w/RINOs.

After my surgery, and subsequent move south, my son Jim asked if I missed New Hampshire. “No, not at all. Oh, I’ll miss my (Conservative) friends, which goes with out saying, but not the political-side of the State. Here, in Florida, we have a real GOP governor; one who really cares for and STANDS for the PEOPLE.

My friends, I find it interesting that one doesn’t hear about RINOs in the FL legislature.

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So, I decided to once again subscribe to the local daily newspaper. Yes. Daily – that’s Sunday through Sat inclusive, unlike what the Union(ized) Leader turned into after the passing of ‘Nackie’ Loeb (may she and her hubby Rest in Peace).

In comparison: Florida vs. New Hampshire legislatures, Gov. DeSantis vs. Gov. Sununu [ugh!] – there is NO comparison. And the Nation – the USA – knows it.

For years I have been saying ‘when will the NH GOP start to band-together like the NH Democrats‘? (and you’re tired of hearing it – and I don’t blame you).

You have GraniteGrok pointing out the NH RINO situation continuously, but no one cares.

I suggest you start electing GOPers who are real GOPers (and NOT merely buddies, or neighbors, or friends).

Make certain they will FIGHT for YOUR RIGHTS, and go after the likes of a Gov. Sununu, who is just-another-RINO, just more dangerous!

Florida is much more than than I ever expected – POLITICALLY. Sure, the weather is nice but I didn’t move here for the weather. I moved here for the State & Local political weather (FYI: Charlotte County. is, from what I have been told, a Constitutional County. Hence, the political-atmosphere is to my liking.

Happy Thanksgiving, ALL!

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There Is Dumb … And Then There Is Sherry Frost Dumb

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 19:00 +0000

There is dumb and then there is Sherry Frost dumb. The vast majority of deaths and hospitalizations reported as due to COVID involve a comorbidity, and obesity is the most frequent comorbidity. From CNBC, anything but a conservative bastion:

An overwhelming majority of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the CDC said in a new study Monday.

Among 148,494 adults who received a Covid-19 diagnosis during an emergency department or inpatient visit at 238 U.S. hospitals from March to December, 7 1,491 were hospitalized. Of those who were admitted, 27.8% were overweight and 50.2% were obese, according to the CDC report.

Yet Sherry … who clearly believes she is an expert on all things COVID … has no clue that COVID is a disease of the elderly and the fat.

There is dumb and then there is Sherry Frost dumb.

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Breaking: School Vaxes 6 Year Old After Parent Told Them Not to Vaccinate His Son

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 17:30 +0000

Here is the story from a rather (and rightfully so!) irate Dad who PREVIOUSLY told the school that he did NOT want his son vaccinated and was NOT giving the Administration at Academy School in Brattleboro, VT permission.

(Lightly edited, emphasis mine):

 

Our son in question is 6 years old and goes to the Academy School and is in the first grade. The first week of November, my wife and I found the school was going to have a Vaccine clinic on the 12th of November. I took my son to school the next morning and on seeing the Vice Principal I explained to him that I was leery and did not want to have our son inoculated yet (if ever). My wife was in agreement.

He (Vice Principal) did not seem happy with what I was saying. On the morning of the 12th, my wife was a little hesitant to send our son to school, trusting what the Vice Principal said. My wife drove our son to school.

Picking our son up in the afternoon, our son announced he got the shot and showed my wife his vaccine card that had the name <redacted  -Skip> for the first name, but a wrong last name. To say we were upset would be a gross understatement.

We knew we would have to wait till Monday to do anything. I got two calls on my cell phone the next day: one from Vermont Department of Health telling me of the mix up and an apologizing for the mix up. Then the school Principal called and she was very apologetic. She told me she would find out what went wrong an get back to me.

We have not heard a thing yet. Also as to the Vice Principal who I had spoke to on the matter:  we have not heard from him at all.

Yep, once again we see another instance of the Education-Industrial Complex deciding that THEIR “responsibility” for the students placed into their limited care isn’t all that limited at all and certainly outweighs that of, ahem, those students’ Parents.

 

This is Jon Sessions, the Vice Principal that the Dad talked to about NOT having his son Vaxxed. He’s been there 3 years, according to the bio at Academy School.    jsessions@wsesdvt.org

 

 

 

 

This is Kelly Dias, the Principal that called the Dad and she has been at Academy School for 4 years (formerly the Vice Principal).  kdias@wsesdvt.org

 

 

 

 

And yes, I have saved off the page.  Not only that, our source, via the family has supplied us with the VAX card, front and back, and this as well (first name redacted, the fake last name mostly redacted but is included to show we have the real thing:

The VAX card (again, similar redacting treatment of the name):

 

 

 

So, just from a legal standpoint, I’m thinking the school and the Administration are in deep sneakers over this. Apologies from Principal Kelly Dias, from a legal standpoint, demonstrate that a wrong has actually happened AGAINST THE PARENTS’ wishes.

Confirmed by the silence from Vice Principal Jon Sessions. And if the clinic was run by the VT Department of Health, what were THEIR safeguards that should have prevented this from happening?

The first name was correct – the last name was “made up”. The Dad said “NO!”. The Mom said “NO!”.

The school said, “Yes?  You BETCHA”. After all, Schools “know” better, right?

Even here in NH, there is a battle of who gets to determine if a kid gets Jabbed or not.  What kind of permission sheet must be offered and then signed?  Or just an announcement that a clinic is happening and LINE UP THOSE SYRINGES!  Having a Parent present, especially for a young child, for the procedure?

Some Districts are saying not needed – at the School Board level. These are the people you want representing YOU for the care of your children?

Sure, the Government has voted that such vaxes are “safe”. Safe – but for what time period?  During the shot, a few days after the shot?

What about years down the line, especially as evidence is mounting that Government DOESN’T know what the longer-term issues may be.

And if adverse reactions DO show up for these little ones (a year or two down the line? What about Puberty or afterward)? The Medicos have no answers – it seems to come down to “Trust us, we’re the experts!”.

Yeah, just as expert as Kelly Dias and Jon Sessions in what seems to be a “sneak him into that Vax line” move?  If something happens, are THEY going to be on the hook for medical and legal bills?   Yes, legal assistance is being assembled from what I understand.

To be continued

 

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Coffee Politics: Does America Run on Dunkin’ or Is That Just the Northeast?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 16:00 +0000

I drink a lot of coffee, and I live in New England. I can’t drive more than a few minutes without seeing a Dunkin’ Donuts (rebranded now as Dunkin’).

I’m a fan of their regular coffee, so much so I buy ground and brew it at home. But there are others, and maybe you prefer the piss they sell at Starbucks.

Someone does. And I like Starbucks’ frozen drinks, but that’s not coffee. And Starbucks got uber #woke a decade back, so I’ve fewer reasons to go. But they are all over, and a lot of people like the pretentious atmosphere. They may even like the coffee.

An indication that we are nearing the apocalypse?

Maybe, maybe not, but someone mapped the prevalence of coffee franchises by county so we could see where their dominance lay.

Dunkin’ got the East Coast, Starbucks the West Coast. Everyone else in between, be like…whatever.

 

Map Source.

 

 

 

Given the current economic swing that we are in – rapidly down as prices shoot rapidly up, combined with the systemic destruction of employment as a means to get by, the service industries are having trouble serving.

We have Dunkin’ locations that are drive-through only – not enough employees to unlock the doors and use the inside service and seating areas even though they are offering 15.00 an hour to start.

The lines are very long, so I have even less motivation to pay a few bucks for a cup I can make at home for pennies. But I drink a lot of coffee, at home, at work, right now,  and if you do, what is your preferred brand.

One of these chains, something local no one has heard of, or is there a special blend you buy that keeps you running?

 

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“Official” US COVID “Vaccine” VAERS “Events” Breaks One Million

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 14:30 +0000

While the VAERS numbers for the mRNA COIVD19 inoculations are grossly undercounted, we still need to report this macabre milestone. Over one-million incidents connected to The Jab have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Effects database.

VAERS reporting as of 11-12-2021

 

 

Note that we passed a million a while back and I missed it (playing catch-up) but that total may include multiple negative effects for one individual.

If the same person was reported to have gone to the doctor and then reported as a hospital admission, you could get two events for one person. The same could hold for an admission followed by death.

Given the indifference of some medical professionals to make time to complete the reporting for every valid incident and those who just don’t (the afore-mentioned undercounting), we’ve no problem with the headline.

More than one million Americans have been harmed. A number greater than 30,010 have been permanently disabled by this treatment. And 18,853 is the lowest number of deaths of which we can know.

Too many in every category, and yet the push continues to inject this juice into children. To force workers to decide between working and this “vaccine.”

It’s a war crime, or should be. One with boosters!

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Breaking: SUV Kills 5 and Injures 40 as it Plows Through Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 13:00 +0000

A red SUV plowed down a parade route yesterday in Waukesha, Wisconsin killing five and injuring at least 40. Police have a suspect in custody and believe the perp was fleeing the scene of a separate incident when they encountered the parade.

That didn’t slow them down.

 

[CNN] Kaylee Staral, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern who witnessed the incident, told CNN’s Pamela Brown “probably around 20 to 30 minutes into the parade, a red SUV came running down the middle of the street — there were a lot of screams — and we almost thought maybe it was Santa, but it was a red SUV and it hit a lot of people.”

Staral went on to say “there were multiple people on the ground.”

 

Here’s a series of videos on Twitter – some of them are not easy to watch (more at the link).

 

 

[Yahoo!] School bands and a dance troupe of grannies were among those marching through the city of Waukesha when a red SUV came speeding down the road.

It hit dozens of people, including children.

One person is in custody. The incident does not appear “at this time” to be an act of terrorism, one official said.

The suspect appeared to have been fleeing another scene when he ran into people at the parade, the law enforcement official – who is familiar with the early findings of the investigation – told the BBC’s US partner CBS News.

 

Additional injured are expected as many people are believed to have self-reported to emergency rooms for care.

 

Corey Montiho said his daughter’s dance team was hit by the SUV.

“There were pom-poms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere. I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter,” he told the paper.

 

This is one sick mass casualty event and a tragedy. If you are the praying sort, these folks could use some.

Here’s a link to the Waukesha, Wisconsin PD Facebook page for updates. If you have canceled Facebook, we’ll try to provide updates as they are made available.

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My Response to the NH GOP Propaganda Machine

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-22 11:30 +0000

The NH GOP sent an embarrassingly deceptive email to their members to assist Governor Sununu with his attempted coverup regarding the nine arrests the Governor oversaw on 10/13/21 at the Executive Councilor (EC) meeting.

The email can be viewed here. It is a misleading and insulting document for those who were at the EC meeting who know the truth – as well as those who have taken the time to watch the disturbing videos. Seven of nine people were quietly observing the EC meeting when State Troopers approached and took them away.

Those arrests were clearly political in nature, and it is shameful the governor has abused his power in such a way.

It is also shameful for the NH GOP to aid and abet the Governor’s coverup. “Team NHGOP” should be more concerned about disseminating the truth – wherever the chips may fall. With their one email, the NH GOP’s reputation has been severely tarnished, and the trust in their Leadership team has been irrevocably damaged.

Their email was a shameful display of party politics. By the way, notice that no one had the courage to sign their name to that email.

I could not let their lies go without a response, and I wanted to share my thoughts with the public as well.

 

Dear NH GOP

We are well aware that democrats lie to us and it certainly is concerning. And, we need to fight those policies. That is not half as disconcerting and unnerving as our own Republican elected officials using Nazi-style tactics on its own citizens. Nine people were arrested as the Republican Governor used our state police as his personal Gestapo. It only gets worse from there. In an underhanded decision, our Republican Executive Council agreed to stab us in the back by reversing their vote on the COVID-19 database.

Oh, and it still gets worse from there. In a caucus meeting, the Republican Governor pressured Republican legislators to ignore the arrests, the reason for the opposition to the COVID database, and other issues unfavorable to the Governor. This is way over the top and extremely unacceptable. Governor Sununu should be immediately removed from office!

I hear that some of the State Troopers were saying they did not want to participate on 10/13 and that they were just following orders. I believe that same reason/excuse was used liberally at the Nuremberg trials. Those troopers need to be asked how well they know the oath they took. They need to be asked just when their own conscience and morals would kick in? They need to be asked, “If Sununu told them to open fire on the crowd, would they have felt they were obligated to follow that order?” Just where does this stop?

I also hear that Sununu was freaking out because he had already spent money based on that contract. Is that legal???

THESE ARE THE DESTRUCTIVE LIES “YOU” CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IMMEDIATELY. I’m not living in your glass house with you. FIX THIS!!!!

Deb Johnson

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