The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • February 27 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.IX

Manchester, N.H.

New Hampshire’s Covered Bridges and the Expanding Surveillance State

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-02-18 13:00 +0000

There are only 60 covered bridges left in the State of New Hampshire. I can’t say how many we used to have or what happened to them, but someone has proposed creating a loophole in the state’s existing prohibitions against video surveillance. Why? ”

Covered bridges are essential to [insert name of town(s)] history, identity, and sense of community.”

These landmarks attract tourists; if you don’t mind, it can benefit the local economy. But damage and vandalism result in significant costs, so I get why there would be some interest in using cameras to watch these precious things, and the proposed legislation to allow surveillance includes some restrictions.

Under Faulkner’s bill, such video monitoring could be used only to investigate damage to a covered bridge. All other unrelated footage would be erased after seven days. Faulkner said the legislation is “carefully crafted to respect privacy rights of those who drive through the bridge.”

On Feb. 2, an amended version of HB 1217 received unanimous bipartisan support from the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. As amended, the bill would also require the state to install signs 100 feet away from the covered bridges alerting drivers that they are subject to video surveillance – just as businesses are required to do.

The bill has broad support, coming out of committee with a unanimous recommendation to support it (Ougth to pass 18-0), and I doubt there is much that will stop it from getting to the governor and becoming law, but I have concerns. New Hampshire’s long-held commitment to prohibiting public surveillance has been eroding, and every piece of new legislation opens the door a bit wider. With a legislative wink and a tweak, almost everything can be labeled as “important to [insert name’s] history, identity, and sense of community.”

Well-intentioned, HB1217 will invite, if not new, clauses (exceptions, provisos, caveats) that expand the times and locations where surveillance is permitted and on increasingly broader terms.

I like Covered Bridges. There’s one less than two miles from where I type this. But I think I’d rather add a line item to the local budget for more insurance to repair or replace them than open the door further to a surveillance state we know cannot be trusted and a government that increasingly works harder to deny natural rights than to protect them.

We do, after all, as a state and a nation, have a history of protecting rights and some measure of privacy, and while spying on bridges sounds harmless or even necessary (they are just like traffic cameras, Steve – to which I also object, btw), abuse and mission creep are inevitable. Once you open the door, it is almost impossible to get it closed.

 

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Joe, Please Stop Telling Us The Economy Is Great

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-02-18 11:00 +0000

Maybe it’s me. Perhaps we have first to define great. From Joe Biden down to Sandy Cortez, the entire left tries their damndest to convince the country the economy is booming, and we ignorant people of the land don’t understand it.

Sidebar: I am watching Piers Morgan interview Jay Leno. Leno just said he likes Joe Biden, and the economy is doing well. That is easy to say, sitting in your garage surrounded by $500M worth of collectible automobiles. For those who watched Jay Leno, the economy is destroying their retirement dreams. Anyone who still works for a paycheck knows Joe Biden’s economy, Bidenomics, is stifling American families, businesses, and the core of our once great country. Most Americans cannot afford a good life for themselves or their families. The inability to give our children the lifestyle we enjoy is depressing.

The facts and data we are given each week and month tell a different story than the one the President and his staff tell daily. Not to overuse the word, but like the border, crime, and our status on the world stage, we are being gaslighted about the President’s performance. The polls show the effort to distort, and the President’s performance indicates the American public is watching the President, as we are told to do, and we do not like what we see. The latest composite poll shows only 39% of the country approve of the President, while 55.9% disapprove. The Vice President should not laugh at her numbers, which are 37.1%/51.7%. Those are not numbers to brag about or run for reelection on.

The latest Wholesale Inflation Report was released this week. The Labor Department said Friday that its producer price index, which measures inflation at the wholesale level before it reaches consumers, jumped 0.3% in January from the previous month. On an annual basis, prices remain up 0.9%. Those figures are higher than the 0.1% monthly gain and the 0.6% yearly figure predicted by Refinitiv economists. These numbers seem small, and you have to remember the cumulative impact of inflation on the prices we pay for goods and services.

The low numbers mean inflation is slowing, but prices remain high. Some examples of today’s prices versus three years ago are Overall +17.9%, Energy +32.3%, Electricity +27.8, Food +20.8%, and Shelter +19.4%. The more significant numbers support the pressure we all feel on our checkbooks. The Core Inflation number, which measures Food and Energy, is 2% for the last twelve months.

When the Fed met recently, they hinted at the possibility of a rate reduction in March. With these numbers, the economy has no confidence to justify a rollback in rates. The high prime rate will keep mortgage rates high, car loans will be too high for some to buy a new car in 2024, and credit card and loan rates will stay pat or increase. None of the stats in the last two paragraphs tell the story of a hot economy under Biden.

History tells us we will not see prices recede to 2021 levels should inflation be stopped. The higher prices we pay today are now the norm, the baseline. Our wages, SSA payments, or pensions have not come close to keeping up with the impacts of Bidenomics. So stop with the gaslighting. You have been a failure in every aspect of your job. You are officially the worst President in history. Jimmy Carter can rest easy. You have taken the baton from him and shown how your progressive, socialist policies could drive a country to the point of extinction. At some point, these Democrats who carry your water and tell us how good you are will need to save themselves. Then you, Jill, and Hunter will drink Keystone Light on a public beach in Rehoboth.

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Night Cap: The Vice Presidency

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-02-18 03:00 +0000

A political canard runs rampant across our nation. The Billionaire Donor Class understands the fallacy of this canard and is financing Nikki’s (Name changers are like shape shifters. They cannot be trusted.) political ads “ad nauseam” to force “ whatever her name is” onto the Republican ticket.

The canard is that the Vice President does not matter. History shows us otherwise. Here is why!

Seventeen Vice-Presidents have become POTUS for one reason or another. On the Belknap County Republican Mount Washington cruise this summer I informed Vivek Ramaswamy of this lost historical fact. That means almost 40% of VPs have become POTUS.

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Interestingly, the brilliant political minds in the early 20th century convinced President William McKinley, an Ohioan, to sideline the Governor of New York’s presidential aspirations by picking Teddy Roosevelt for VP. The assassination of McKinley launched the national political career of Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. TR dominated national politics for over two decades in the early 20th century. More recently, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, LBJ, Gerald Ford and Biden, all held the office of Vice President. Additionally, several VPs were nominated, but defeated in the general election: Bob Dole and Al Gore spring to mind.

Another interesting historical footnote is that 7 or 8 POTUS’ have come from the great state of Ohio, a trove of electoral votes.

Hopefully, someone will let President Trump in on these historical tidbits. He may find them compelling. This forgotten history has enormous implications for the future of our Republic.

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Thanks to the Fani Willis Trial We Know That Central Bank Digital Currency … Is Racist

Granite Grok - Sun, 2024-02-18 01:00 +0000

Someone at the DNC or the Biden White House needs to take a bit more time vetting the “prosecutors” with whom they collude in their war on Trump. Fani Willis seems dirty, corrupt, and bad at keeping track of all the cash she gets and spends. On a positive note, her testimony may have harpooned Central Bank Digital Currency.

The pair of law enforcement professionals adopted the fraudster’s classic excuse: all the critical transactions that cleared everything up and resolved all the problems happened without records or receipts because it was all done in cash. They never wrote any of the payments down anywhere because they just trusted each other. They never mentioned all the cash payments in any text messages or emails or anything because just because. Mostly it was Fani paying Wade back, for squiring her through a series of sensuous, all-frills romantic vacations in exotic, high-roller destinations like Belize, Aruba, and Napa, California, where she toured wineries and noshed at five-star restaurants. …

The details of their alibis would only infuriate you, such as Fani’s claims she’s never used checks, that she keeps large amounts of cash around wherever “she lays her head,” but can’t account for exactly where the cash came from (“When I took out a large amount of money on my first campaign, I kept some of the cash of that”), and that she never asked for receipts or any statement in order to know how much to pay Mr. Wade, just his word, because he is such an honest fellow

You say there’s nothing wrong with cash – and I’d agree. Cash is King. Cash needs to stay in every way, but – despite all the Hollywood writers crafting scripts about criminals using digital currency to hide their crimes, cash is still king in crime, from protection operations, extortion, and drugs to prostitution, and it’s handy if you need to bribe government officials. You don’t want records of that or your tax evasion, which, as Jeff Childrers also notes at Coffee and COVID, they can never get rid of cash).

It is also a black thing, according to Fani Willis’… Father.

Called the following Day instead of Fani, who was expected to take the stand for cross-examination but never showed, Dad – a full-time Marxist, by all accounts, explained away all the cash-talk testimony of his daughter and her lover as having “always trained Fani to keep a lot of cash around the house because that’s a thing that black folks just do.“… “And his reason why black folks keep cash? Racism, of course. The magical invocation that explains everything and nothing at all.”

Keeping cash around, having cash, and paying with cash is something black folks do, he says, which means that its intended replacement, Central Bank Digital Currency, is not something in which the Black community is interested. Forcing them onto a digital dollar is racist and probably colonialist white supremacy.

The American uni party franchise of the NWO, led by the Democrat Party, has something of a problem if that is true. If black lives matter, so does cash, and we can’t have any of that digital racism you’ve got ready to go. People will need cash as an option, which puts a spanner in the works.

It won’t stop them. The Left-lead establishment has been screwing over Black Americans since before they were Americans, so they’ll figure it out, but as much of a mess as Willis is in, I couldn’t help having some fun with the testimony.

But what if CBDC is racist? The Media should do some polls.

 

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It’s The Little Things

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 23:00 +0000

At the heart of any society is the family. A fair comparison is all the links of a chain that provide its strength. So it is that our American families are the beneficial links to our society. As such, it’s the little things within each family that bolster its inner functions, character, and purpose.

Today, this essential asset has disappeared. Therefore, a time out is needed so that we may reflect back upon those little things that always matter.

Each American generation drifts further from America’s origins. This is especially evident within the family since back in the day, families provided the classrooms and were the center for all activity. It was a more basic and demanding lifestyle, with each family member carrying their own weight.

Families have paid an admission fee for going along with today’s modern versions and it hasn’t been cheap! The cost has frayed its total fabric while adversely affecting each and every community.

It was only back In “the fifties” that times were generally happier with a bevy of smiles and laughter from America’s youngest. Family members greeted each other with warm hugs from our moms each morning, while at the end of each day, family chatter was easy, happy, and forthcoming. From our first remembrances, there existed this back and forth. Such daily routines molded Americans into an outgoing and friendly bunch, which was obvious when passer bys congenially greeted each other in public.

There was also a pre-TV time when young imaginations were developed when families listened to radio shows of the Old West and gangster stories. Then the “boob tube” invaded and became the family center for entertainment. It was then that conversations were first limited to commercial breaks!

Today, things have changed as quieter moments have become rare. When was the last time that the car was driven in total silence?, Hell, even our solitary moments when pumping gas have been invaded by a TV screen.

Another large hit affecting family unity has been the cell phone. No need to expound upon this other than to mention recent reports by knowledgeable officials and doctors cautioning about overuse and a growing reliance that may reach an additive level.

When driving on vacations, families formerly passed the time by playing make up games such as counting the number of vehicle makes, who first saw a different State license plate, then who knew that State’s capital, or even the first to spot a barn with red doors. While this was just innocent fun and meant to pass the time, it also formed a feeling of closeness and family togetherness just from the interaction of competition and laughter.

Today, as the family sedan has given way to the SUV or van, many vehicles are bought with a TV package because current vacation trips require a favorite movie so that the kids will be entertained and, therefore, quiet. No more of that constant “Are we there yet?” from the back seat. In fact, family conversations have since become minimal.

Dinner times were when each would tell of the day’s happenings, how the bike got a flat tire, what happened at school, or telling of the game played outside with friends. Also, the parents would tell about their day and of chores still waiting. Again, this was an interaction that tightened the parental/family bond with their children. This was what families did back then, wanting to know, understand, and “be there” for them, and yes, even when correcting their misbehaviors was necessary.

Back then, there wasn’t this urge to “be their friend.” Hell, parents had to do the spanking! Contrary to today’s standards, spanking, as a method of correction, is an expression of caring and love, plus it works! Parents were the adults, and what rights the kids would someday have were to be earned!

This barely scratches the family surface since the little things that define the family are endless. Each separate family had its own personality, its own make-up, and its own rules, but now the family is splintered and thus non-communicative. In a harsh but telling comparison, the lioness in the jungle tends and cares for her cubs more so than today’s parents!

Our Country’s future is dependent upon the family. Every child seeks learning and, yes, even correcting, but not when families remain in such a dysfunctional state! We need to reinstitute the little things. Hopefully, this review sheds light on the “why” of this current violence and hatred for anything that predates the current times. This reasoning is senseless and has become detrimental to all of America, including her families!

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Is the CIA Operating a Power Grab Behind the Front of MAXIMUS?

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 21:00 +0000

The CIA is in the news of late. What’s not in the news, and should be, is Maximus. The question is whether the CIA and Maximus are one and the same. Maximus Inc. is a Government Services Provider operating in the US, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Israel.

It primarily started out with Medicaid contracts tying it to Catholic Charities who provide healthcare and children’s services. From there, it has expanded into pretty much any Government-involved service that would make it easy to collect data. Data that could be used to make public services more efficient is also data that can be traded, sold, and used for blackmail, elections, and global control. Data can be leaked by the millions into the wrong hands. Maximus recently admitted to a data leak of information on 11 million people (roughly the individual populations of Cuba, Sweden, the Dominican Republic, South Sudan, and Jordan).

The following letter from Maximus to the Attorney General of New Hampshire provides a little insight:

“On or about August 13, 2023, Maximus’ ongoing investigation revealed that the copied files may have contained some or all of the following types of personal information of at least 6,376 known New Hampshire residents: The specific information impacted differed by individual depending on the government project at issue among other factors. Although the investigation determined the incident did not affect Maximus systems directly beyond Maximus’ MOVEit Transfer environment, Maximus continues to enhance its cybersecurity posture to safeguard against ever-evolving cyber threats, building on its written information security program.”

Maximus made the above data breach seem like not so serious of a matter. But that’s not quite true when you consider quite how wide-reaching Maximus’ tentacles go and quite how compromised state officials are in examining this with any real depth:

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Maximus Inc. was started in 1975 by a DARPA Vietnam vet — David Mastran — just four years after a New York Times journalist obtained the “Pentagon Papers” — 7000 pages of documents “leaked” from the Department of Defense telling a very different story of the Vietnam war than had been presented by the Government.

DARPA is tied to JASON (July, August, September, October, November) and a secret group of scientists.

The same year that Maximus was founded, the “Senate Church Committee” was formed — a committee that would reveal the CIA’s clandestine human experiments, otherwise known as MK Ultra.

The CIA operated its MK Ultra experiments behind dozens of front organizations, from educational facilities to hospitals, prisons, and non-profits. Individually, many of these had no idea that the CIA was their employer.

The CIA is unlikely just to shut things down once one of its clandestine activities gets exposed. It is more likely to go underground and continue behind a different facade.

The CIA was recently cited in a lawsuit in Montreal by the families of MK Ultra survivors. The US argued for immunity.

All indications are that the CIA’s current facade is Maximus Inc., which, in September 2023, hired a new general counsel- John Martinez.

John Martinez’s background is in the CIA as well as other areas of intelligence and defense.

“Mr. Martinez was Raytheon’s Chief Cybersecurity and Privacy Counsel and also served as Senior Counsel for IIS’ Cybersecurity and Special Missions business. Mr. Martinez also served as Senior Counsel to a variety of IIS Mission Areas, such as Global Intelligence Systems, Mission Support and Modernization, and Navigation and Environmental Solutions. Before joining Raytheon in 2011, Mr. Martinez was the Deputy General Counsel for Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and an Associate General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he was Chief of the Director’s Review Group (DRG), the primary CIA focal point for Department of Justice and Congressional investigations into rendition, detention and interrogation matters. Mr. Martinez also served as Chief of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center High-value Detainee Prosecution Taskforce and an operational lawyer in the Counterterrorism Center. Earlier in his career, Mr. Martinez was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.”

Maximus has a contract with the National Oceanographic And Atmospheric Administration business (NOAA).

The CIA just awarded a secret multibillion dollar cloud based contract to: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Oracle and IBM — the announcement includes reference to NOAA and thus implicates Maximus.

“”We remain committed to serving public sector organizations of all sizes, and this award builds on recent federal momentum for Google Cloud with NOAA, the U.S. Department of Energy, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S. Navy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Small Business Administration, and more.”

The contract and accompanying procurement documents have not been released to the public.”

Google is tied to Stanford (David Mastran of Maximus’ alma mater and scene of the Stanford Prison Experiment), the CIA and data collecting. It has also been sued for anti-trust. Apple was mentioned in the lawsuit. SIRI is tied to Apple and to Stanford.

“Siri is a spin-off from a project developed by the SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center.”

IBM is tied to Maximus Board Chief Bruce Caswell and Board Member Anne Altman who was general manager of IBM’s U.S federal government and industries. David V Mastran also had a company in the 80s that was making computers for IBM.

In October 2021, Maximus was awarded a $323 million contract from the SEC.

“We announced today that we have been awarded a contract from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) worth $323 million. Under the 10-year contract, we will expand our existing Enterprise EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) System Support Services to encompass the entire EDGAR system. The contract was awarded using the SEC OneIT IDIQ.”

Gary Gensler, who heads the SEC, allegedly met several times with Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX, who, according to trial records, received guidance on which election candidates to invest in from his mother, who co-founded “Mind The Gap.” Mind The Gap hired Eric Schmidt (of Google)’s company “Civis Analytics” — a data gathering company.

Is Civis Analytics connected to Maximus? Maybe. The US Citizenship & Immigration Resources Center is a partner with Maximus’s AI and Advanced Analytics. So are the US Army and the CDC inter alia:

New York Prosecutors decided to drop charges against Sam Bankman-Fried for election campaign fraud.

John Martinez of Maximus started out as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan before his work for the CIA, Department of Defense, and Maximus. There hasn’t been a connection made thus far between Maximus and FTX and election campaign fraud, but that doesn’t mean to say there isn’t one, given the number of pies Maximus has its hands in, especially the SEC and the SEC Chief’s connection to Sam Bankman-Fried.

The US has very well-defined anti-trust and monopoly laws, except when it comes to Maximus Inc.

Bruce Caswell, who currently heads Maximus, joined the company in 2004 — the year it was granted a no-bid Medicaid contract in “First in the Nation” New Hampshire.

“Prior to joining Maximus in 2004, Bruce worked in several capacities for IBM, including Vice President of State and Local Government and Education, as well as Director of Federal Business Development within IBM’s Business Consulting Services. He started his career at Price Waterhouse’s Office of Government Services.”

As part of its no-bid contract with the state, a large private firm has proposed that New Hampshire ask for a special waiver enabling it to slash spending through a “dramatic” restructuring of its Medicaid program.”

On the board of Maximus is Kathleen Kerr. Prior to joining Maximus, her bio for the company states that she worked in New Hampshire for its Department of Health and Human Services/DCYF for 12 years. Her bio omits the fact that she worked for Policy Studies in New Hampshire as well which is exposed in the “Pentagon Papers” of 1971 tied to the Vietnam war and David Mastran, the DARPA Vietnam vet who founded Maximus. Policy Studies is also tied to Maximus. Kathleen Kerr had to have been involved in New Hampshire’s decision to give a no bid contract to Maximus. She was rewarded with a job at Maximus with her name now listed on multiple companies belonging to the behemoth.

“She also served for 12 years with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, first as Chief Legal Counsel for the Division of Child Support Services and later as the Director of the Office of Program Support, where she was also Director of the state’s Title IV-D program.

While Kathleen Kerr was Chief Legal Counsel for the Division of Child Support Services (DCYF) in New Hampshire, the State knowingly covered up extreme child sex abuse at the Sununu Youth Development Center named after John Sununu, who was Governor of New Hampshire and White House Chief of Staff for George Bush Senior. Maximus registered in New Hampshire in 1992 while Bush was in office. John Sununu is registered with Boston Scientific at the Concord Building as of 1997. The same address, 10 Ferry Street, Concord, New Hampshire, houses the CIA’s “Dataminr,” the Department of Defense Contractor “Dyncorp”, the Children’s Trust Fund (tracking children), Quest Diagnostics, International Rescue Committee (tied to the UN) and Virtus LLC “Protecting God’s Children” founded by former Monsignor Edward Arsenault who was the “compliance” officer for the Diocese of Manchester but whose principal business was expanding the business of Catholic Medical Center and Catholic Risk Retention Management. These were tied to Medicaid, DHHS and DCYF (and thus Maximus’ interests). Maximus has contracts with Catholic Charities and is a generous donor to Catholic Charities.

John Stephen was the head of the New Hampshire DHHS when Maximus was given its no-bid contract for Medicaid in 2004. Despite questions over the high overhead fees for Maximus, the deal went through.

Records of David Mastran’s campaign donations to George Pataki, Rudy Giuliani, and others in New York and elsewhere suggest that campaign contributions to the powers that be in New Hampshire most likely greased the wheels there as well. Sam Bankman-Fried was buying his way in via campaign donations to candidates of both parties. It looks like that is what David Mastran was doing too. But for himself or for the Department of Defense or CIA or?

Nixon Peabody law firm (founded in 1999 in Boston, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire) — whose partners included David Vicinanzo, a Clinton appointee federal prosecutor who’d also worked in the NH AG’s office, and Gordon J. MacDonald, whose claim to fame included working for NH Senator Gordon Humphrey and on Dan Quayle’s campaign.

He drafted the appeal for the defendant in Tessier v Rockefeller.

Gordon MacDonald also represented the Diocese of Manchester, settling dozens of claims against it for alleged child abuse, regardless of the validity of the cases. The Diocese of Manchester was not just the Church but everything that fell under its umbrella, from schools to nursing homes to clinics, hospitals, and shelters. His law firm, Nixon Peabody, replaced another law firm who’d had the business for years. Jeanne Shaheen was Governor of New Hampshire at the time. He seems to be the son of Gordon F.J. MacDonald, who attended Harvard, MIT, and Dartmouth (like Gordon MacDonald) who was tied to JASON, DARPA, and the CIA.

John Stephen left office, and David Vicinanzo donated $2000 to John Stephen’s political campaign in 2007. Today, Stephen has an office down the block from Nixon Peabody in Manchester, New Hampshire. Nixon Peabody’s business has ballooned in the healthcare business. Purdue Pharma is one of its clients.

“During his management consulting career, John has led efforts in numerous states to transform various aspects of Health and Human Services to provide better quality and access for beneficiaries. John recently led the TSG team in reviewing and analyzing the entire operations of the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Medicaid, Long Term Care, Behavioral Health, and Developmental Disabilities programs. After delivering its Assessment Report and Recommendations to a Legislative Task Force, John and the TSG team developed an implementation plan for the legislature to effectively monitor several Medicaid transformation projects in that state.”

John Stephen appears to be doing Maximus’ bidding to Maine:

Gordon MacDonald had to recuse himself from signing a letter with 39 Attorneys General about Big Pharma’s price-fixing due to his representation of Purdue. He’d defended the company against the State of New Hampshire right before he himself became Attorney General — managing to block an audit of internal documents.

Edward Arsenault (who worked with Gordon MacDonald from the inside of the Diocese) went to jail for defrauding the Diocese of Manchester, a dead priest’s estate, and the Catholic Medical Center, where he was in charge of increasing profits. He was released when Gordon MacDonald was the Attorney General for New Hampshire. Assistant AG Jane Young shook Arsenault’s handcuffed hands as he took the plea deal in 2014. She is now US Attorney for New Hampshire.

Gordon MacDonald had dismissed child sex abuse at the Sununu Youth Development Center for “Victim negligence,” and he argued that police officers with credibility issues should not have their names or records named public. He hired one of these officers for a Grand Jury Criminal Investigation into St. Paul’s School in 2017. The report, despite promises, was never made public. The police officer, James F McLaughlin, has a record of dishonesty dating to the 1980s when he worked with Sylvia Gale of the DCYF to frame Father Gordon MacRae, a priest in the Diocese of Manchester who was sentenced to 67 years in prison for sex crimes which his accuser later admitted he’d been coerced into fabricating — for money. Edward Arsenault had promised to get MacRae legal help under the condition that he sent his files to David Vicinanzo. Vicinanzo never picked up the case but is now representing the victims of child sex abuse at the YDC who were referred to him by his ex-partner Gordon MacDonald when he was AG via his client, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, who are also intertwined with the DCYF who allegedly instructed interns at the YDC to delete files.

If Maximus had never set foot in New Hampshire, would children have suffered in the Youth Detention Center? Would Father Gordon MacRae remain incarcerated? Would St. Paul’s School have been targeted for the Government to infiltrate it and install a “compliance” officer who introduced maxient.com software to analyze student behavior? Would New Hampshire have been fined $7.9 million for double billing of Medicaid? Would the state not have tried to prevent witnesses from giving testimony about abuse at the YDC? Would there be an opioid crisis?

The University of New Hampshire receives millions in research. Coincidentally, its areas of research align completely with Maximus’ area of business. The head of the UNH Board of Trustees just happens also to be the head of Catholic Medical Center — Alex Walker. Catholic Medical Center covered up medical malpractice and kickbacks.

The Government does not seem too concerned. Nor do the FBI. Nor does the CIA. The Police Chief for Concord, New Hampshire, comes from FBI training in Virginia, but he doesn’t have the time or resources to get the Concord Police accredited.

“Osgood is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a B.A. in Psychology; and Rivier University, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a 2008 graduate of the 235th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and has served as the Interim Police Chief since December 20, 2013.”

Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood has admitted that witnesses are sometimes paid by the police for Grand Jury and that this is not always made known to defendants. UNH is closely intertwined with the City of Concord, its police department, and Merrimack County Prosecutors. By all appearances, New Hampshire looks like a haven for the US Government’s clandestine activities hiding behind Maximus and its intelligence agencies.

*A special thank you to the expert on Maximus: Jack Pendergrass. Jack has dedicated years to uncovering Maximus’ activities. You can find him on YouTube and Apple Podcasts.

 

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Homeschooling Across Generations: A Call for Collective Reimagination

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 19:00 +0000

In a world where the traditional structures of education are constantly evolving, the rise of homeschooling has become a prominent force, challenging the conventional notions of learning.

As Ivan Illich eloquently stated in his groundbreaking work ‘Deschooling Society,’ the essence of education lies in the pursuit of meaningful experiences facilitated by things, models, peers, and elders. In this era of millions of new homeschooling families, the importance of a multi-generational perspective and open dialogue surrounding education is more critical than ever.

Illich’s assertion that learning is a natural process that occurs through meaningful interactions with the environment, peers, and mentors resonates deeply in the context of homeschooling. Homeschooling, once primarily associated with a fringe movement, has now become a mainstream choice for families seeking personalized, flexible, and wholistic approaches to education.

However, the surge in homeschooling is not without its challenges. One glaring issue is the lack of a supportive community for these families. Our society, despite its interconnectedness through technology, is paradoxically segregated. This segregation impedes the formation of a robust homeschooling community where ideas, resources, and experiences can be shared.

In the spirit of Illich’s ideas, we need to foster an environment where generations come together to support the collective journey of learning. The wisdom of elders, the enthusiasm of youth, and the experiences of those in between can create a rich tapestry of knowledge-sharing that extends beyond the confines of traditional education.

The notion of homeschooling shouldn’t be confined to the years between 5 and 18; it’s a lifelong journey. From birth to the early formative years and then post-graduation, we are all perpetual learners. The current educational paradigm often neglects the intrinsic interests and individuality of learners. It’s time to collectively reimagine what education means in our society.

Quoting Illich, “Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting.” This participation is not limited by age or stage in life. The exchange of knowledge and experiences among different generations is a cornerstone of effective homeschooling. As we navigate this educational landscape, we must strive to build a sense of community where families can come together, not just for support but also for the enrichment of their homeschooling journey.

In conclusion, the conversation about homeschooling must extend beyond the immediate family to include a broader community. We must draw inspiration from Illich’s vision of deschooling society and apply it to our collective efforts to create an inclusive, supportive, and multi-generational homeschooling community. Only through this shared commitment can we truly reimagine education and pave the way for a brighter, more interconnected future for homeschooling families.

 

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Mind Blowing Revelations on Government Censorship And Election Interference

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 17:00 +0000

It turns out the Censorship Industrial Complex is not just real. It is a lot more complex than you likely imagined. It is currently centered in the US under the Department of Homeland Security, but there are a lot of players and moving parts, as explained by Tucker’s latest Guest, Mike Benx. And they meddle in elections.

These are the folks you heard about in the Twitter files and who are working – even now- to limit Democracy by silencing citizens engaged in public political debate in the name of protecting democracy.

Benz flawlessly explains the history and background as well as the reason for the current state of censorship around the world and in America, hiding behind the current anti-democracy narratives wrapped in terms like misinformation, disinformation, and malformation. Window dressing for legitimatizing government censorship, using AI and high-tech online surveillance of Americans to suppress, discredit, or censor anything or anyone it doesn’t like.

I do not often use the term ‘must watch,’ but you hshould watch this and then…watch it again. It is mind-blowing and, at the same time, not all that surprising given recent events. Benz’s understanding of the players, the history, and the tools seems unprecedented and almost impossible to believe until you’ve seen it and heard it for yourself.

 Mike Benz, is a former State Department official with responsibilities in formulating and negotiating US foreign policy on international communications and information technology matters. Mr. Benz founded FFO as a civil society institution building on his experience in the role of championing digital freedom around the world in the public sector.

Here it is.

 

Uncensored: The National Security State & the Inversion of Democracy

The national security state is the main driver of censorship and election interference in the United States. “What I’m describing is military rule,” says Mike Benz. “It’s the inversion of democracy.”

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No Farms, No Food – The Bugs You May Already Be Eating

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 15:00 +0000

The new world of sustainable insects or bugs, fake food, and “re-wilding” our farmland (stay tuned for more). This is a follow-up to the article “No farms, No food” and the WHO, WEF, and globalists’ brilliant ideas to starve us into a fake bioengineered, bug-eating world while they enjoy “re-wilding” our farmland and eating meat.

This series is to enlighten folks about the market and help them become knowledgeable when buying food.

All we really need to know is the WHO, WEF, and globalists are positioning bugs as “insects generate significantly less greenhouse gas and use considerably less land.” Aside from fish bait and reptile food, it’s going to take lots of our money to make it sustainable and palatable for people. But if ole Bill G, rhymes with fake, has anything to say about it. You’ll eat them and like it! Just check out “All Things Bugs, LLC.”…

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Bugs…

We’ve gone from bugs as pests that should be eradicated to bugs to eat. Some of the propaganda will have you believing that if it were not for the native Americans’ yen for bugs, the colonies would have starved. Most of history reports farmers’ woes with bugs. Like the weevil that ruined many crops, but there’s the bee that sustained them, they did not “eat them though. There is a small percentage of insects that find their way into food, but pesticides are efficient in eradicating most of our foods today.

The EU, Canada, and the USA have approved some species of bugs for human consumption. They admit it will be years before whole bugs will sustain the population therefore it’s primarily being used as fillers while they ramp up their propaganda and normalize eating bugs, check out Irish documentary Ireland 2050. Bug farmers are getting subsidies from the governments. Canada agri-food just poured $8.5m; the USA $1.3B in private funds and $2.2m in grants.

The government claims there is a consumer demand for sustainable bugs. The only drawback, besides consumers being repulsed, is volume and pesty food regulations. Where’s PETA when you need them? Far be it for anyone to stop those who enjoy a meal of worms, but like everything else today, it’s being done in such a way not many are aware. Are bugs good for people? They have high-quality protein, but the sheer volume you’d have to eat is huge compared to meat, dairy, and poultry. This a push to make bugs sustainable and slowly remove meat, dairy, and poultry (have to be careful as meat is getting a makeover too) while convincing the masses cows are the devil reincarnated that’ll destroy the world with flatulence…

Here’s what to look for so far. (This is a partial list of bugs and foods with bugs, and it is always prudent and advised to do your own research! )

Grillodes Siggilatus – dried crickets can be found in bread and breakfast cereal, biscuits, cookies, and crackers. Many contain 10% bugs.

Tenebrio Molitor – whole ground mealworms can be found in bread and breakfast cereal, biscuits, cookies and crackers, meat, burgers, and sausages and other innovative applications!

Locusta migratoria – whole ground grasshopper or locusts (a novel food, food not consumed by humans until 1997) approved and advertised on the EU as potato, meat additives, soups, vegetables, chocolate, nuts sausages, milk- whole ground grasshopper or locusts.

Acheta domesticus – whole ground crickets or locust approved in the EU and US and used in energy bars, snacks, smoothies, fours, and additive fillers.

And!

Cochineal bug, aka carmine, is a red coloring derived from crushed-up bugs used in coloring found in candy, ketchup, soft drinks, sausage, and crab meat.

Stay tuned for more on “No farms, no food.”

 

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Slippery Meet Slope: Colorado Assisted Suicide Bill Drops Wait Time To 48 Hours

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 13:00 +0000

Medically Assisted Dying, which used to be a war crime and opposed by the American left as a form of Capitol Punishment, is the Depopulation Prog’s new Hot Ticket. With too many of the wrong sort of people on the planet, why not normalize suicide and then give them a reason to want to kill themselves?

Make people miserable, convince them to end it all, and then pat each other on the back about the deep well of empathy you’ve tapped into.

Democrat Empathy, for those keeping score at home, has produced record debt, inflation, economic misery, crime, and chaos. In the name of protecting Ukrainians, it scuttled a peace deal early on in the conflict, resulting in tens of thousands more wounded and dead. Lib-Empathy is what powers the sirens and lights as depleted police forces race to record another inner-city murder. It ends babies’ lives before they are born. Open border empathy has drawn millions of third-worlders into cities, straining resources, spreading disease, creating crime, gang wars, drug abuse, and overdose deaths.

The Left’s solution to all the misery they’ve caused is to pass legislation that will inevitably lead to the systematic depopulation of the autistic, sick children, mental health patients, people who are a strain on the public health system, low-income folks, retirees, veterans with PTSD, mental health patients, and the homeless. That’s not an exaggeration. Every one of those notions is either in practice in states or nations with medically assisted dying or has been suggested (tee’d up) by experts who are setting the table for the NWO concentration camp: the entire planet disguised as 15-minute prisons with walkable bug-food cafes watched by the all-caring A-eye of the surveillance state.

Death comes for us all; it is inevitable, but time has shown us that with Assisted suicide on the cultural menu, it could come a lot sooner than you think. Ecuador’s highest court has effectively authorized Euthanasia without consent – where the person is unable to give it (incapacitated, coma, etc). It is a small leap from requiring a family’s consent to the always fiscally-stretched state-run health system clearing the cost of that patient from the books to “save” taxpayers money. Boom. Gone.

This sort of abuse of chemical death is not just likely but expected.

In a similar vein, the Netherlands has justified the killing of chronically or terminally ill children without their knowledge or consent. Post-birth abortion by other means sounds like a stretch until you remember that ethicists have long argued that parents should have the legal right to kill their living children during the first several years of life. Leaping from the parents to the State was probably the plan all along.

In Colorado, they have legislation that would reduce the amount of time between being convinced you should kill yourself and medically assisted dying to 48 hours. The previous mandatory waiting period was 15 days (Hawaii’ shortened theirs to five days last year); because you can’t give them too much time to think about it, they might decide to live.

This should get those death-by-medical suicide numbers closer to Canada, which has been leading the pack on the speedy delivery of death for an increasingly longer list of ‘ailments’ like being economically disadvantaged (even if that is a result of deliberate government policy).

It’s the slippery slope. It is why I object to MAiD and assisted dying defined by the State. It will creep, expand, and be abused. And as awful as a terminal illness with chronic pain might be (yes, I have seen that in person), the threat to future generations of the liberty of the otherwise healthy is greater. It is a policy that, once allowed, will end with Euthanasia as a way to get rid of whomever the State defines as a burden sold as empathy.

They will claim to be doing you and them a favor.

 

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Interested in Fighting for Parental Rights and Against Library Lewdness?

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 11:00 +0000

Rep Arlene Quaratiello vented to me last night that the House Children and Family Law Committee gave her bill, HB 1308, the ITL with a 13-2 vote.  Arlene, as you can see on her home page here, is a librarian and has made a few Grok contributions as well.

The bill she sponsored, HB 1308, falls under the hot issue of parental rights.

It also sends my mind 40+ years back in time to share a personal story. At the request of my then-best friend, I loaned her my library card when she saw a book she wanted to check out. Being the dutiful friend, I obliged her without even caring what the book was or her trustworthiness in returning it on time. A few weeks later, a postcard from the library arrived that said, “Please return the overdue book, Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? by Paula Danziger,” during the day while I was at school.

At the time, I didn’t even know what malpractice was.  When I got home, my mother was furious, but I was equally furious at my friend for letting me get thrown under the bus by her irresponsibility.  Also, at the time, I didn’t know what conspiracy theorists were, and I got my first taste of conspiracy theory when my father came home from work a while later.

He accused my friend of plotting against them. Let it be known that this incident does not make for any family baggage but rather current humor because I haven’t so much as thought about it for decades.  It just goes with the territory of having a good memory.  And I never did read that book though I did read Danziger’s other book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, because its feline title got my attention.  Danziger’s books are appropriate for a youth section rather than on the shelf next to the Da Vinci Code.

Fortunately, there was no fine, and there is no “Mr Bookman” stalking me today.



My overdue book experience was from long ago and not so far away, when my mother knew the librarian and often ran into her around town. The local kids always knew that the library staff could and often would phone parents to report misbehavior when they saw fit.  Today, in the city, not even the Freedom of Information Act could help inquisitive parents.

Parents do have the right to inspect their kids’ library records.  As a property tax-gouged Granite Stater without kids, I support Arlene’s bill.  It’s a real shame that the House committee that received it doesn’t feel the same way.  This is the committee with a name that would suggest fighting for the family unit rather than the advancement of Marxism.  One might want to look into the Speaker’s feelings about the family unit because of how that committee is comprised, but there’s enough discussion on that for another time.

I’ll give you a free taste by mentioning that its vice chair is a Democrat, as is the nasty hypocrite clerk who took to the mic at a House Education Committee hearing against SB 272 (2023 – establishing a parents’ bill of rights in education).  Kudos to the two dissenting members, one of them being the election security reform advocate Sandra Panek. Sandra requested membership in the Election Law Committee, along with five other incoming freshmen who were/are essentially seasoned experts, but she was funneled into Children and Family Law, and the five others were sent elsewhere.

And while on the topics of parental rights and Library Lewdness and what the enemy camp might call “book banning,” the “other side of the wall” is also doing the people’s work of a similar nature.  My senator sponsored SB 523, which received some unwanted NTU attention.

If you would like to learn more about Granite State Library Lewdness and want to join forces with like-minded people, start here.

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 Camp Constitution: Exposing CRT and DEI 

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 05:00 +0000

Camp Constitution Speakers Bureau will be sponsoring a speaking engagement for Rev. Steve Craft at the Community Church of Alton, 20 Church St. Alton Friday, February 23—7:00 PM.

Rev. Craft’s topic is “Color, Communism, and Common Sense.” The presentation is based on a book written in 1958 by the late Manning Johnson, who left the Communist Party U.S.A. after realizing that the communists wanted to use black Americans to promote a race war. Rev Craft contends that the names are different, but the goals are the same. Rev. Craft will expose Critical Race Theory, which he calls “Crazy Racist Trash,” the destructive D.E.I., and what can be done to stop it.

Admission is free. Donations accepted.

Rev. Craft is a native of New Jersey. Author of Morality and Freedom; America’s Dynamic Duo.,” He is a graduate of Harvard University’s School of Divinity. Rev. Craft serves as the chaplain for Camp Constitution.

For more information, contact Hal Shurtleff campconstitution1@gmail.com (857) 498-1309

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Night Cap: If You Have a Few Minutes, I Think This Dude is Funny!

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 03:00 +0000

I can’t tell you how much “comedy” I’ve watched that’s not funny enough to share, but it’s been a long time since last I did, so that might give you some idea. But the drought has ended. This guy makes me laugh. Outloud.

He tells a series of jokes in succession, none of them terribly long, but the (IMO) get funnier the longer you watch. I know you’ll tell me in
comments if you disagree.

Bobby Tessel – He reminds me of Steven Wright without the droning straight-faced aspects but has a similar delivery.

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What, Just Exactly, Is “MASSing Up New Hampshire”

Granite Grok - Sat, 2024-02-17 01:00 +0000

So … Kelly Ayotte’s campaign is based on not letting the Democrats “MASS up New Hampshire.” More specifically, Ayotte’s contention is that New Hampshire is just one election away from turning into Massachusetts because her potential Democrat opponents, Joyce Craig and Cindy Warmington, would turn New Hampshire into a “sanctuary state.”

For example:

But what else would be “MASSing up New Hampshire”? I would guess that subsidizing commuter rail to Boston would qualify as “MASSing up New Hampshire.” But my question is, why isn’t subsidizing solar … which essentially requires working and middle-class families to pay more for electricity so those better off financially can pay less, while virtue signaling … also “MASSing up New Hampshire”? I would much rather subsidize rail than solar, if the State is going to remain in the subsidizing business.

Another question. Why isn’t eviscerating local zoning laws in order to build apartment complexes “MASSing up New Hampshire”? Seriously, I really would like to know why the scared principle of “local control” means that local school districts can force students to wear masks, but that principle is somehow NOT violated by preventing the locals from favoring single-family housing.

One final (for now) question. Why isn’t complying with a court decision that, as a practical matter, orders the political branches to raise taxes by half a BILLION dollars “MASSing up New Hampshire”? I ask because, if the Sun-King Sununu Supreme Court upholds the trial court, I’m quite sure that eventually … that is, after claiming that “only a constitutional amendment” can save us … Ayotte will comply with the decision.

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Breaking, Bombshell, CDC, FBI, IRS, Bad News, Outbreak, Alert!

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-02-16 23:00 +0000

I like the EPOCH Times, but they’ve gotten a bit clickbait-y, at least in their email updates—Bad News for the Double-Vaccinated. SCOTUS Delivers Surprise Decision.

Yesterday it was “CDC Alert for ‘Unknown’ Outbreak” with a picture of a Cruise ship and “FBI Warning on ‘Extremely Alarming’ Threat.”

I am rarely rewarded when I follow these links, but I understand why they use them. It gets clicks. No matter how often you see it and go, ‘Click Bait,’ there is still some percentage of these that you’ll follow the way women who like bad men can’t stop dating them. It’s human nature. Some of the most well-trafficked sites on the internet readily admit to using clickbait headlines to draw people in because it works.

It is why what many of us scoff at as obvious phishing emails or texts keep coming. Someone, somewhere, is falling for it. Enough of them to make the practice worth repeating or emulating.

We try NOT to do that (clickbait), but I will admit to what we have done along the same vein. I’ll remove a state or a person from a headline to give it broader appeal, not out of a desire to be deceptive, but because it is likely relevant to your neck of whatever political woods in which you find yourself and excising the local reference widens the potential audience, in my opinion, to their benefit.

Allow me to explain.

One of the first things I learned while hanging out with former CNHT Chairman Ed Naile (he passed in January of 2022) was that if it is happening in that town, it might be or likely is in yours. People, government, and people drawn to government are an equation that inevitably results in a similar sum. Petty indiscretions become systemic corruption, which they will do whatever they can to hide.

Eventually, the system around the parts you can change rots or rejects the new people you put in place to try and fix it.

If we publish a story about taxes, embezzlement, or refusing to give up public documents, that’s a story in almost every town. Local school and town boards, zoning, you name it, your town has those people (not all of them or always, but enough of them), and that situation is happening or waiting to happen. If the lunch lady gets caught stealing 50,000.00 dollars, it is probably 150,000.00, and the watchdogs you elected are terrified you’ll find out how badly they mishandle your trust.

If you’d like an extreme example of how bad this can get, check out this recent interview with Grok Author Laurie Ortolano.

That’s how I justify it. All politics is local, and that includes yours. People drawn to positions of power are those most likely to abuse it, and your politicians are no different. If it is happening in Nashua, New Hampshire, or Burlington, Vermont, you’ve got those people in your town, too, and you need to try and keep them honest – that’s your job, but you need to know what to look for, and those stories we share help. They serve as cairns, waymarkers, and a road map to the potential for misfeasance or malfeasance.

Hopefully, that’s what we’re doing with the understanding that most of the headlines are written by the authors without too much interference from me. How are they or I doing?

I hope our readers will let us know if they think a headline is leaning toward clickbait, misleading, or – here’s the critical bit – fails to deliver on the promise of its words. Clickbait headlines are not bad if they deliver with the goal of creating something that convinces people to follow a link and then rewards them for it.

I suppose it’s not clickbait if it does that; it’s just a great headline, but you get my point. I hop.

 

 

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Where is The Vodka, Comrade Sununu?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-02-16 21:00 +0000

Sunday, 2/25/24, marks the 2nd anniversary that the Damn Emperor (Chris Sununu) tweeted a virtue-signaling executive order removing all Russian vodka from the shelves of the state liquor stores.  He also subsequently took to social media many times with pictures of Ukrainian color-themed things.

One of them was about a gift from Papa Smurf with a picture of just his torso captioned, “Thanks for the tie, Dad.”  Another was of him being a bakery customer purchasing a piece of layer cake with blue and yellow colors captioned with some pro-Ukrainian comment.

Let me be clear that there is no disrespect to be had against the national origin or ancestry of Ukrainians.  In fact, praise to the late great Dr Zelenko for all his contributions to covid treatment protocol and praise to Hooksett Rep Yury Polozov for voting in a way that cancels out Comrade Mrs. Newman!

Clear as Vodka

I saw Adam Sexton at an executive council meeting several months ago, as I often do.  I approached him to ask questions about the removed Russian vodka.  I wanted to know if he planned to find out if it’s already been paid for, if it was returned to the vendor, if it was DCAed (disposal of company assets), or if it was quietly served to donors, etc.  Lots of questions can be asked.  And I am not a connoisseur of vodka, just an interested Granite Stater who wants to know what has become of state property, like Ted Gatsas’s interest in the Laconia State Hospital property.  RTK, anyone?

God forbid, the dastardly HB1002 might make it to his desk if Judge Lynn gets his way.  If that happens, His Excellency will probably sign it, thus making an RTK inquiry unaffordable to the average peasant, um, I mean “proletariat.”  If I were a graphic artist, I would submit a meme of the state house with an onion dome on top.  Why not?  I do remember an old article on Comrade Andru Volinsky with a picture of him in uniform and wearing one of those well-known fur hats.

Adam Sexton pointed me to a liquor commission bureaucrat who just happened to be sitting next to me.  Though I don’t remember her name, I asked a few questions and did not take notes. What I do remember being told was that the product was in storage.  As a former warehouse worker and Oracle user, I know that there are often opportunities to cleverly avoid transparency. My former boss often lectured us on the reasons why we have Sarbanes and all the nuisances that come from it.

What I’m about to say should not be taken as an endorsement of Kelly Ayotte, but I did raise my hand after her stump speech at Sky Meadow Thursday night and asked what she would do if HB 1002 wound up on her desk.  This was just hours after the House met and sent it back to the committee, and JR tried to table it.  While she didn’t say the word “veto,” she did say in the presence of a full room of witnesses that she was not a fan of the bill.

But with all that being said, I predict that the Russian vodka, if not already served, burned as fuel, or dumped out, will stay where it is until after His Excellency leaves office.

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I’m Surprised This Guy Hasn’t Been Suicided By The Deep State.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-02-16 19:00 +0000

The media has been doing yeoman’s work discrediting the latest remarks of Anthony (Tony) Bobulinski. Words like unproven allegations are common, which makes sense, except that they are proven. Biden family bank accounts and front companies, Hunter’s Laptop, and Bobulinskis’s first-hand account are daming.

I want to be crystal clear: from my direct personal experience and what I have subsequently come to learn, it is clear to me that Joe Biden was “the Brand” being sold by the Biden family. His family’s foreign influence peddling operation – from China to Ukraine and elsewhere – sold out to foreign actors who were seeking to gain influence and access to Joe Biden and the United States government. Joe Biden was more than a participant in and beneficiary of his family’s business; he was an enabler, despite being buffered by a complex scheme to maintain plausible deniability.

The only reason any of these international business transactions took place – with tens of millions of dollars flowing directly to the Biden family – was because Joe Biden was in high office. The Biden family business was Joe Biden, period. The Biden family business was Joe Biden, period. Other key players have made this point clear as well: Hunter Biden himself has adamantly stated it in a variety of communications, as did another Biden family
business associate, Devon Archer, in his testimony last year. Foreign nationals on the other side of these transacCons – including from China, Ukraine and Romania – have also explained how and why these transacCons took place. Once again, I would call that extensive evidence.

This admittedly feeds nicely into any case of confirmation bias except for one very stark reality. The amount of effort to whih government actors and machine media have gone to hide it. Hunter’s Laptop alone is a daming lynchpin. Scores of government experts swore it was Russian disinformation in what amounts to a significant act of election meddling only for the FBI, long after it was too late, to admit it was legitimate. They knew it was legitimate a year before it became public. But some complete was the brainwashing that a significant number, perhaps even a majority of Democrats, still believe it proves Russian collusion with Trump.

The same people still think the COVID vaccine prevents infection and spread, their government isn’t spying on political opponents or using US Intelligence to control messaging, and that the Steel Dossier was legit. Ask them, it’s gospel to many in Dems from roots and tips.

They’ve got a lot of useful idiots, and the media keeps them that way, but it has helped. MoveOn.org is running a petition campaign not just to keep the useless PCR tests in use for COVID but to allow for more per family for free (meaning you pay for them). The only reason for that is that they can’t move on from the fear campaigns.

Bobulinski is not a new name, nor is his direct knowledge breaking. He has been making news for four years, but recent remarks before Congress put a fresh light on a problem many have been reporting since long before Joe was elevated to the Presidency. We have hundreds of articles on Joe, Hunter, his family, foreign connections, and statements, all of which were dismissed or allegedly debunked by his Media fixers. But with sundown Joe becoming sunsetting Joe, there are a lot of people tangentially or just casually associated with Joe (or the coverups) who need to separate themselves from the Biden Crime Family.

It might be in their best interest to hang the Bidens out to dry, produce a few scalps, and hope Americans don’t look deeper or trust anyone who has.

Bobulinski’s opening statement links Joe, Hunter, Jim Biden, and others to large sums of money connected to China and deals that would have been impossible if Joe hadn’t been VP.

 

More from Bobulinski.

United States law enforcement appears to have been singularly unwilling to speak with me or to hear the facts we will be discussing today. I have never been contacted to provide testimony nor asked to speak with anyone connected with Joe Biden’s administration, including his Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, or local law enforcement. That includes U.S. Attorney David Weiss for the District of Delaware or any of the several grand juries I now know were convened after my name became publicly known. On October 23, 2020, I voluntarily walked into the Washington Field Office of the FBI with several phones containing years of encrypted communication between me and numerous members of the Biden family and their associates. That conversation, which was subject to False Statement statutes, lasted many hours and was never followed up upon by anyone in government or law enforcement in any way.

Another Biden bid-ending event obscured or discredited by the deep state media except perhaps for Tucker Carlson who interviewed him for his Fox News show in October of  2020.

Nothing to see here except that there is something to see, and it’s not new to us, but it might be new to a larger audience if it is allowed to see the light of day with an understanding that it doesn’t matter that it was Joe Biden. The same bureaucracy did the same for Hillary in 2016, used Hillary’s opposition research to smear the guy who beat her, and they’ll do it for any other Democrat that replaces Joe in the run-up to November 2024.

As intractable a problem as it appears, if anyone could make any headway against it from the inside, who would that be? The only answer at this point is Donald Trump, but he’ll need some help in Congress to do anything meaningful, and that’s an even bigger and harder egg to crack.

 

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Friday Meme Overflow-Overflow

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-02-16 17:00 +0000

To all those who are sending in memes, thank you!  Keep them coming please, as it helps me gather weaponry to fight the Left.  Please do share this post, and if you share an individual meme, consider mentioning you saw it on the Grok!

Speaking of, from this week, Monday Edition and Wednesday Edition.  Also check out my latest Israel-focused meme & commentary post if this is a subject of interest to you.

 

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

 

 

OK, two out of three.

 

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

 

 

 

It takes having disposable income to invest, and when you’re squeezed, you don’t have disposable income.

 

 

I weep for this person.  And while I’d certainly not condone it, nor would I blame them if they went postal on those that convinced them to do it.  And I’d likely vote to acquit under the They needed a little killing defense.

 

 

This is an excellent point.

 

 

Just remember how many Arab Israelis still want Israel gone.  2:191: Take back what they took from you.  Ideology & faith trump economics.  This is something we in the West fail to grasp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabricating a narrative that it was a white person.

 

 

Even five years ago I dismissed the idea of “nudging” as unreal, and certainly the idea that governments would deliberately be encouraging mixed-race marriages beyond the pale.  Now… horrible.

The Fly on the Urinal – Urban Scoop (archive.org)

Interesting that I have to go to the internet archive to find this.

 

 

 

 

Like above… I’ve known for a long time that the enemedia slants things.  It’s only been in the last few years, since Covid hit, that I’ve become aware of just how in-the-pocket subservient the enemedia is to the DS.

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget here, in America, how many people were murdered to puff up the numbers.  Why?  To GET TRUMP and to decrease the population.  Not to mention making us afraid.

Fear is the Mind Killer… – Granite Grok

 

 

 

 

TINVOWOOT, I’m afraid.

 

 

 

 

There is now a very strong movement to have him impeached.

 

 

The constrictor tightens its grip.

 

 

 

Just wait until the forced labor starts.  Rising to the very definition of USEFUL IDIOT.

 

 

Now, why would they be so concerned over pedos being executed?

 

 

 

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PSA – PSA – PSA – PSA – PSA

 

 

A state within a state, with its own goals.

 

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I weep here too.

 

 

 

Now imagine any GOP pol saying this.

 

 

 

 

California is bleeding out its productive people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As elsewhere, the Rainbow contingent is going apesh*t over this.  Why, one wonders.

 

 

The problem is that it’s easier to be told what to do.  The inconveniences and lack of freedom of slavery are appealing because it means a stable, albeit impoverished, situation.

Aesop’s Fable: The House Dog and the Wolf (aesopsfables.org)

 

 

HA!  I remember some university where there were hunger strikers for some lib cause.  So the Republican students organized a barbecue.  Upwind.  Brilliant!

 

 

 

 

 

Get it to law first.  But agree.

 

 

There are people who like him because he is destroying America.  Understand, they WANT America to fall.

 

 

 

 

Interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two… two… two papers in one!

 

 

 

 

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Link Section (some mine, some from my Jarhead friend):

 

The Powers-That-Be Are Making Their Move to Drop Biden and Insert Obama – Flopping Aces

My question is how they’ll “retire” The Potato.  My bet is on a gurney to a slab destination.


5 Types of Looters and How to Outsmart Them – Ask a Prepper

And from the same site:

The First Water Source That Will Disappear in a Crisis – Ask a Prepper

Climate Depot – A project of CFACT

Great climate fraud resource.

Iran Fires First Ship-based Long-range Ballistic Missiles – Insider Paper

Incoming!

EMP: A Terrorist’s Dream (youtube.com)

Also:

The Nuclear Threat Iran Poses to US (dailysignal.com)

The Dangerous Global Order with a Nuclear Armed Iran :: Gatestone Institute

And while no sane person wants a war, he asks a good question:

Why Don’t We Want a War with Iran? :: Gatestone Institute

Because – understand clearly – they do want a war.  Remember, in Shia Islam, their promised messiah can’t come until there’s a world war.  Thus WWIII is, to them, a feature, not a bug.  And I agree with his conclusion – that there are no good solutions, just choices between terrible options.  And praying that it will not happen is, IMHO, not an option that does anything but make it more inevitable.

How To Ensure a Big, Ugly War with Iran – Victor Davis Hanson (victorhanson.com)

 

 

Now why would they do this?

China’s Infiltrators: ‘They Are Coming Here to Kill Us’ :: Gatestone Institute

Here to kill us and help take down America.

Chinese Communist Military-Age Men Are Invading the USA (independentsentinel.com)

Chinese Nationals Among Largest Demographic of Illegal Aliens – Geller Report

Speaking of the border:

Border Patrol Has Nabbed More Watchlisted Terrorists In Last Four Months Than In Previous Years Combined – Geller Report

On the other side of China:

Chinese Economy Limping into the Year of the Dragon (legalinsurrection.com)

CDC’s own scientists found masks ineffective for COVID – but agency recommended them anyway – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

The better to get you used to obeying.

Credit card companies will track gun store purchases in California using new merchant code | Blaze Media (theblaze.com)

Cash for everything, especially things like this.  While you can.  Incidentally, I just made a purchase and the form 4473 now has space for the details of the item purchased.

“Transplacental Transmission of the COVID-19 Vaccine mRNA: Evidence from Placental, Maternal and Cord Blood Analyses Post-Vaccination” – ScienceDirect

“Our findings suggest that the vaccine mRNA is not localized to the injection site and can spread systemically to the placenta and umbilical cord blood. The detection of the spike protein in the placental tissue indicates the bioactivity of the vaccine mRNA reaching the placenta. Notably, the vaccine mRNA was largely fragmented in the cord blood and, to a lesser extent, in the placenta. To our knowledge, these two cases demonstrate, for the first time, the ability of the COVID-19 vaccine mRNA to penetrate the fetal-placental barrier and reach the intrauterine environment.”

And:

Controversial Pfizer Vaccine Trials on Children Raise Concerns in Ukraine – The Chicago Chronicle

Allegations.  Still, at this point, virtually nothing would surprise me about pharma.

George Soros scoops up 220 U.S. radio stations ahead of 2024 election – Washington Times

Control the information flow, control what people believe.  Anyone who thinks that Soros will not influence, if not outright control with an iron fist, what gets broadcast is naïve.  Related:

CBS Fires Award-Winning Senior Correspondent Catherine Herridge After Reporting Joe Biden Kept Classified Documents Involving Bribes From Foreign Countries – Geller Report

CNN Worries That Muslim Migrant Gang Rape Will Bolster the ‘Far Right’ – Geller Report

The longer I live, the more I am coming to the conclusion that if a Muslim blew up enemedia stations and buildings, give them the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

The Verdict Against Mark Steyn Effectively Stifles Speech In America – American Thinker

Steyn wrote the book (mentioned in the article):

A Disgrace to the Profession: The World’s Scientists—in their own words—On Michael E. Mann, His Hockey Stick And Their Damage to Science

And another person involved with a Mann suite wrote:

The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science

Incidentally, Ball offered to plead guilty in a libel suit Mann filed against him if Mann would simply let people see his data and methodology.

The Slow Process of Becoming a Dissident – Identity Dixie

A good article about dissidents and how they all begin their journey with a “huh, that’s funny” moment.  That starts them digging into the information and figuring things out for themselves (instead of just accepting the propaganda presented by the government/media).  The author makes the comparison of how a well read & informed “conspiracy theorist” is also a dissident.

Watch: Investigators Visit Graves of Dead Voters Still on Michigan Rolls (breitbart.com)

“Secretary Benson is vigorously opposing our efforts to investigate the tens of thousands of deceased registrants we found on the voter roll,” PILF President, J. Christian Adams said in a statement.

The fact that they’re fighting it says a lot!

Trans activists occupy Iowa state house to protest legal definitions of man and woman | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Wait, isn’t this an insurrection?  Related:

Wisconsin MassResistance stops “cancel culture” attempt

Related to child sex abuse:

Pope Francis accused of opposing reforms to tackle clerical sexual abuse | Catholicism | The Guardian

Biden admin submits rule to force all public schools to embrace LGBT ‘identities’ – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

Biden giving veteran healthcare resources to illegal immigrants (americanmilitarynews.com)

Veterans, everything.  Illegals, nothing.  Period.

 

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Pick of the Post:

 

 

These people are going to kill all life on earth.

 

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Palate Cleansers:

 

 

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And don’t forget… come back Monday for another edition.  Same Meme Time.  Same Meme channel.

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The Sexual Predators of the WHO

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-02-16 15:00 +0000

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently complained about the citizens who are skeptical about ceding national sovereignties and individual rights to his global agency under the pending expansion of WHO powers through a revised Pandemic Treaty and accused them of spreading disinformation.

This rings hollow because such a valid legal concern should be a top concern for all of humanity following the botched WHO response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yet an even greater hollowness echoes behind such claims—the shocking sexual predation of vulnerable women under Mr. Ghebreyesus’s authority in Congo during the Ebola crisis, for which there has been no meaningful response.

Reports about rape and sex trafficking in Congo originated from The New Humanitarian, an independent non-profit news organization initially created by the United Nations; Congo’s 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak, and the pernicious sexual exploitation of vulnerable women by WHO workers, display a complete failure of any such accountability by the WHO.

Shocking WHO Sex Abuses

WHO’s failures in Congo are epic: it did not train workers to avoid sexual exploitation; of 80 cases of sexual abuse reported in an independent investigation, 21 involved WHO employees.  Women reported being exploited with bribes or threats of retaliation, plied with alcohol, or paid for sex.  Nine victims reported being raped, including a 13-year-old girl.  Twenty-two women were impregnated and delivered their babies; others were forced by their abusers to abort.  Perpetrators refused to use protection during intercourse, infecting women and spreading STDs.  (So much for the agency’s disease prevention response!)

Investigations have shown that WHO staff were well aware of these allegations by early May 2019 but did nothing to initiate an investigation until October 2020—after an article was published exposing the abuse.  Similar abuses were reported during the WHO-directed response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016, yet by 2020, Ghebreyesus had done nothing.

Shielding Alleged Rapists Instead of Victims

The independent commission that established the latest abuses did not investigate higher-level involvement by WHO leadership.  WHO promises of “internal investigations” have yielded nothing.  Four people were fired, but some of the worst offenders (especially Doctor Boubacar Diallo, who “often bragged about his connections to … Tedros”)  simply deny their DNA-provable criminality with impunity.  According to internal emails reported by the Associated Press:

Over 2018 and 2019, three Ebola experts, including two who worked for WHO at the time, told the AP they raised concerns about sex abuse in general, and Diallo in particular, with senior managers. But they said they were told that controlling the Ebola outbreak was more important, and two said Diallo was considered ‘untouchable’ because of his relationship with Tedros.

Two WHO officials with knowledge of the situation said the agency investigated complaints that Diallo acted unprofessionally, including an alleged sexual assault, and there was insufficient evidence to corroborate the charges. But investigators failed to interview any of the women involved or the whistleblowers who flagged the harassment claims, according to a senior WHO official who didn’t want to be identified for fear of losing his job.

A Corrupt Response

The story that emerges is that the WHO disregarded these women’s complaints, no rapists or abusers have been held to criminal account, WHO leadership has failed at every turn, and nothing has changed.  The independent commission pointedly observed that the WHO was “completely unprepared to deal with the risks/incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse” during the Congo Ebola emergency.  The WHO’s “pandemic response” in Congo ignored background checks, punished whistleblowers, empowered unaccountable sexual predators over marginalized victims, and then let them off scott-free.  It now seeks to scale up its operations and powers.

In a press conference acknowledging the abuses, Ghebreyesus apologized to victims, stating:

What happened to you should never happen to anyone. It is inexcusable. It is my top priority to ensure that the perpetrators are not excused, but are held to account. As the Director-General, I take ultimate responsibility for the behaviour [sic] of the people we employ, and for any failings in our systems that allowed this behaviour [sic]. And I will take personal responsibility for making whatever changes we need to make to prevent this happening in future. The commission has done outstanding work to get the voices of victims and survivors heard. But the investigation is not complete, and will require further work.

Congo’s sex-trafficking victims are not persuaded.  The WHO issued $250 payments to some claimants, and according to one victim, “soap, underwear, and a bucket for use for the bathroom.”  Ironically, the WHO boasts a $50 million budget “for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.”  Ghebreyesus acknowledged the Congo abuses were a “sickening betrayal” of the people they ostensibly serve, even calling the revelations “a dark day for WHO.” He also promised “severe consequences” for the perpetrators and accountability for “all leaders” who failed to act, yet no one appears to have been criminally charged in all this violence and chaos, and internal WHO “investigations” have yielded no announcements of any accountability, by anyone.

It is hard to imagine a more dramatic breach of trust than WHO’s Congo conduct.  No safeguards to ensure such grotesque abuses do not recur have been provided.  Indeed, WHO’s Kafkaesque bureaucratic deceptions and foot-dragging reveal what an incompetent, unaccountable, crony criminal operation it has become.

Globalist Predators Unloosed?

Recent revelations that UN workers in Gaza participated in attacks against Israel mirror the same pattern of ineptly permitting the infiltration of relief operations by criminal actors as was committed in Congo—and also in Haiti, where more than 100 UN workers were implicated in a child sex ring which operated over a ten-year period.  The WHO and its parent UN have proven that they are clumsy bureaucratic juggernauts with no credibility.

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus now strives to dramatically expand WHO powers over the entire world’s children for pandemic response and scoffs at anyone who asks sensible questions about the protection of individual liberties.  If the WHO dispatches teams of sexual predators to third-world countries as a “pandemic response” and then covers for them, it can hardly be trusted to protect the world’s children from Pfizer, China, or other actors for whom it may simply be a proxy.

Perhaps the WHO should be defunded instead of American police—the savings could be used to hire detectives to prosecute the WHO’s child rapists and paid sex traffickers in the absence of any hope for justice otherwise.

 

John Klar is an Attorney, farmer, and author. Mostly farmer… And Regular Contributor to GraniteGrok and VermontGrok.

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How Do Dems Spin This: Vladimir Putin ‘Endorses’ Joe Biden for President

Granite Grok - Fri, 2024-02-16 14:00 +0000

I’m not sure what Putin is playing at here, but it will twist a lot of Democrat panties. Vlad just announced that he’d rather have Joe Biden as the American President. Talk about putting a hitch in the Left’s Trump-Russia Collusion step.

This is obviously – and I’m playing left-Wing Devil’s Advocate here – Election interference by Putin in favor of Trump. By saying he prefers Biden, he is sending a signal to MAGA country that he (wink-wink) wants Trump to win. Or something.

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