The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • November 27 • 2021

Vol.XIII • No.XLVII

Manchester, N.H.

Another National Association Tries To Get Your School to Embrace Critical Race Theory Curriculum (Including Nashua)

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 19:00 +0000

During a Curriculum and Evaluation meeting on November 15th, the agenda included a discussion on Learning 2025, a national commission on student-centered and equity-focused education.

Bill Daggett is listed as the Executive Director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the founder of the International Center on Leadership for Education, and the Successful Practices Network. The commission’s chief objective is to safely and equitably prepare all students for a workplace and society for the future.

Notice there is nothing about literacy in their objective.

Daggett has been around for a long time as an education consultant. It was Gerald Bracey, Fellow at the Education Studies Laboratory at Arizona State University, who spoke about Daggett’s false statements in the past. Scott McLeod collected Bracey’s posts in his own at Dangerously Irrelevant, where there is a breakdown of questions on Bill Daggett’s character from 2000.

So what education fad is Daggett selling through this latest commission?

Let’s start briefly with the fad of student-centered learning. That’s code for sitting a student in front of a computer to learn so Big-Tech can profit. We got a taste of that with remote learning when parents discovered it was a lousy way for their children to learn. No one questions student-centered versus teacher-centered learning. What are the advantages and disadvantages to both models and, is this what we want in our public schools?

Having children working off of hand-held computer devices profits Big-Tech, but does it help children learn? Parents might want to ask for peer-reviewed and independent studies that show student-centered learning improves academic achievement. Academic achievement doesn’t seem to be part of the conversation anymore — it’s now about social justice, equity, mental health, and everything else but literacy and academic achievement.

Then you get to the part about Critical Race Theory. Two links embedded on the first page tell us that their mission centers around a good dose of Critical Race Theory in the classroom.

Let’s take a look at Decentering Whiteness from Our American Schools, linked on their page. This site is all about injecting Critical Race Theory into the classroom:

There is a narrative surrounding decentering whiteness in American education spaces. It is substantiated by culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum. It incorporates trauma-informed practices and whole child support. It names ways that traditional systems oppress and harm children. It identifies ways education structures minoritized students who do not subscribe to the white normative culture and ways of learning. It tells a story of where the work should go and how progress is being made.

This kind of rhetoric and propaganda seeks to do precisely what Condoleeza Rice criticized when she was asked about this new discussion on race relations. She explains why blaming white children for historical events is wrong and why she would like us to find ways to elevate and support black and brown children. As you can see by what Daggett is serving up, this is more of the blame and shame narrative forced on white children while at the same time injecting victimization on black and brown children. Take a look at what Condoleeza Rice said about that.

 

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I would like Black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I don’t have to make White kids feel bad for being White.”

 

AASA also links how English teachers must be anti-racist. That means that English teachers must subscribe to the Critical Race Theory worldview. If an English teacher believes what Condoleeza Rice expressed, that’s not acceptable. There is no room for differing views when a statement is made that a teacher “must” do anything.

This worldview of anti-racism is built upon prejudice, hate, and divisiveness. They focus on identities in an attempt to further divide children by race. Parents see this as harmful to children.  Parents have been saying they want unity, equality, and respect taught– not hate, prejudice, and blame, and shame.

These consultants reference the National Council of English Teachers whose position statement includes a link to Bringing Black Lives Matter Into the Classroom. This is a political agenda, not a lesson in academics.

Nashua New Hampshire parents may want administrators to address racist acts, behavior, or comments, but are they willing to turn their school into an avenue for political activism and training? And then pay for that?

What these consultants will bring to Nashua has an obvious political bias.

The district would hire a consultant and develop an action plan. Kimberly Sarfde, Assistant Superintendent during her presentation, never mentioned exactly what that would look like in the classroom. The presentation offered a lot of buzzwords and fluff, but little substance.

The cost to taxpayers would be an annual fee of $14,000.00 according to the School Board Members who brought up concerns after Sarde’s presentation. Sarfde gave them a sales job that you might find at a used car sales lot, but she offered the board members no critical analysis.

A good manager will bring their bosses information, including a critical analysis along with the good aspects of any proposed program. Sarfde failed the board members because she offered no critical analysis to help them make an informed decision. This kind of action by an executive at a Fortune 500 company would have Sarfde in the unemployment line. This kind of presentation by senior executives is not acceptable. High-level boards of directors expect honest information that doesn’t just show the good, but also offers them problems that can arise.

Not only should this vendor be rejected, but Assistant Superintendent Sarfde also needs to learn executive skills, and board members should demand that from her in the future. It’s not up to board members to do the research, she should be handing it to them. She should be presenting all of the information about this commission to the board members. Let them then decide if this is good for the district. But what she offered was a poor quality sales job that even the board members questioned when she was done with her presentation.

It was embarrassing to watch.

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There’s Only One Response to Every Lefty “Crisis” – More Government! Part 1

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 17:30 +0000

I didn’t just want to show off the new Eco-Socialist-Treehugger logo that Steve just built for me – ain’t it wonderful? Sadly, the ideas that spawned his snarky take on Treehugger (well deserved, of course) NEVER seem to result in the persuasion of the Individual.

That, they have given up on, because they’ve realized that their “good ideas” must be enforced by Government. How else to get others to “accept” them?  The word “Voluntarily” has such a short half-life with these totalitarians. I’ve been keeping this TH post around for a while and it is PERFECT for the debut of this “Featured Image” (as we call the pics at the top of every post here at the ‘Grok):

Climate Crisis Needs Same Drastic Response As the Pandemic, Study Says
Climate monitoring should mirror the real-time data issued during the pandemic.

Ahead of the COP26 conference which will take place in Glasgow later this year, researchers from The Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, in collaboration with the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance and academic partners in Africa have released a report recommending governments regularly review and report loss of life and damage caused by the impact of our climate crisis.

…The report highlighted the crucial need to integrate Covid-19 recovery with climate action. They emphasized that the pandemic and the climate emergency can not be addressed as a separate crisis. The report shows evidence that the pandemic has not just held back urgently needed action to halt and begin to reverse global warming, but that it has also contributed to worsening the existing vulnerabilities for many communities and countries on the front line of the climate crisis.

And free riders:

One key recommendation also involves industrialized nations committing higher levels of financial support and technology transfer to countries in the developing world.

“Money for nothing and the chicks for free” is the lyric that constantly bubbles up when I read something like this – and I don’t even like the song!

Let’s just file this under the “Never let a Crisis go to waste” bin. Getting a two-fer out of it just makes it just better for propaganda.  And of course, with all of these “crisis” going on, it’s always the UN, that unelected, unaccountable, and Power hunger group of “gimme hands out” (at least in this area), that steps in and wants the final say and control.

And never forget their underlying proposition that MUST “galvanize” you to action to this emergency that has gone 50 years without a single prophetic utterance coming true:

Governments and authorities should treat the climate emergency with the same drastic response as the pandemic and recognize the urgency of climate action as they make recovery plans…Reporting climate data in the same way as the data relating to the pandemic could help educate society, and make clear the need for a drastic response to policymakers and the general public.

It’s an EMERGENCY, we tell you! Er, not until all of glad handers start living like it is one.  I was “galvanized” to write the following:

EVERYTHING that Progressives (you know, the Socialists that still can’t bring themselves to admit what they are) want MUST be on a war time footing. EVERYTHING is a crisis and the only answer is…..wait for it…..

MORE GOVERNMENT

And more government in every aspect of our lives. Go ahead and try to change my mind using a rational argument that the ONLY solution is more Government control and less Individual Freedom. More decisions that Government will make and far less than you can make. We’re already on the slippery slide now – just take that tiny little aspect of taking a shower.

You could choose to buy and install an ultra low flow showerhead – Government mandated it: you have no choice in the matter. Trump changed the regulation, believing that even ordinary people (and just not the Rich that Lloyd so bitterly hates) could choose a flow that would be more to their liking, lifestyle, AND to their local environment.

Biden’s bureaucrats are now reversing that small bit of freedom of choice – taking control back into the Government’s domain. And that’s just one small tiny issue.

Just, then, multiply it by the thousands or more decisions that Centralized Government Planners will continue to take on the Great Mind Fallacy that they know better than you do.

Everything is a crisis – and conservatives <or insert=”” other=”” groups=”” of=”” people=”” here=””> are being Othered. We’ve seen this many times before when Government wants to do something.

Trump was called an autocrat for – from my perspective, merely a political reason and gain. But he did take Power away from Government.

Biden, here in the States, is now doing the opposite by centralizing decision making back into Government. Isn’t that being autocratic?

That didn’t go over very well with the Eco-Socialists with comments like “Oh no, still some dried-out MAGA left-over…” and of course getting the basic Truth about Capitalism completely backwards with “This is the mantra that pushes the idea that Capitalism somehow equates to freedom. Nothing could be further than the truth.”  It’s the other way around:

You have it backwards – Freedom to choose is what allows Capitalism to work. Big difference.

One MUST have the ability to choose in order for Capitalism to work. The Producer setting a Price says that the goods or service is worth to THEM – the Consumer evaluates their own needs, wants, and cash in the pocket to say yes or no to the question: “Do I want that more than the money in my pocket”?  Without that, we’re back to a top-down economy.

Normally I’d break this into two Parts but I’ll go long a bit as someone decided to return to the Collectivism by framing “responsibility” as something you are chained to:

Freedom also comes with responsibilities to the society you are apart. Capitalism works? Explain all the negative externalities dumped on the citizens and taxpayers and that has been instrumental in driving the ecological, environmental and climate situation, not to mention all the instabilities and false assumptions, such as continuous growth on a finite world.

Easily seen there is the anti-choice in ChangeNeededBadly’s world outlook – you should not be allowed free choice because GAIA!  I’m sure that assuming the opposite, that someone will tell you how to live your lives, is true in his eyes.  But I point out that the lack of Capitalism is no guarantee that the negative outcomes are not just due to Capitalism:

If you’re looking for ecological, environmental, and climate situation, look no further than the former communist East Bloc for how they were “stewards” of their lands.

Looking at China now, yet another Communist regime, where 23 of the top 25 cities for carbon emissions are located. And the plastic in their rivers.

And how are all those Uighers enjoying all of the human rights in the Chinese gulags that the Central Committee has placed them in simply because they have had their religious freedom stripped from them?  Shall I also add in the Social Credit System that the Chinese have now implemented with their extreme surveillance society.

Yeah, you keep making all those apologist comparisons….

But I did address his main complaint:

Freedom does have responsibilities – but you can’t place obligations that you believe to be important onto others without their willing and informed consent.

And I believe that is a “feature” is something that Socialists aren’t really concerned with – it IS a feature and not a bug.  It is the Tyranny of the Majority when Society no longer cares about the Rights of the Minority.  They assume that everyone has the same outlook and they refuse to acknowledge the plain fact – Freedom is an Individual Right and not a Collective one.

They DO wish to make you do what they want – it is always THEIR version of their vaunted “Social Contract” they keep hauling out of the dusty corners when folks like us challenge their “conventional wisdom” (which is neither conventional or having the attribute of real wisdom).  I just blithely ask – where did I sign said contract?

Bug eyes is seemingly the normal response and silence results.

Just like to my comments – no further challenges.

And I like the logo!

And yes, I just labeled it Part 1.  I forgot about something else but this is long enough

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

MSNBC Airs Rittenhouse Prosecution Closing Arguments, but Not Defense.

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Tue, 2021-11-16 17:02 +0000

If you only watch one news outlet you might not be getting all the news all the time, such as in the case of the Kyle Rittenhouse legal trial. MSNBC snubbed the defense team of Kyle Rittenhouse during closing arguments on Monday after only airing the prosecutor's case to the jury that the 18-year-old was guilty of murder.

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WMUR’s Hidden Agenda Concerning the U.S. Senate

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

Left-leaning WMUR recently ran an article titled “TAUB EYES SENATE RUN’ that raised more questions for me than it answered. You see, nothing WMUR promotes is for the benefit of the true Republican party.

Hence when I started reading about Phil Taub, a longtime influential donor and fundraising catalyst for the NHGOP per WMUR, and went on to read about all the other virtues and accolades WMUR political reporter, John Distaso extolled upon Taub and his wife Julie, it begged the question why?

Mind you, Distaso wrote this entire piece about the nationally high profile 2022 US Senate race where Democrat incumbent Maggie Hassan is considered vulnerable, and not once mentioned Hassan’s number one, and as of this writing, only challenger, Brigadier General Don Bolduc.

Don Bolduc is considered a true conservative, was born and raised in NH, and is known throughout all circles as a pure patriot. Could this be why WMUR is promoting “other candidates” that might prove less conservative?

Let’s look at what WMUR finds so appealing in Taub.

WMUR: “Phil Taub has been a longtime influential donor and fundraising catalyst for the NHGOP and several Republican candidates over the years. He is known throughout the NHGOP….”

Later in the article:

WMUR repeats: “Politically, Taub has been, and is, a major donor and fundraising organizer for the NHGOP and Republican candidates. Earlier this year, he co-hosted a fundraiser for Republican 1st Congressional District U.S. House candidate Matt Mowers…”

Perhaps that’s why they like Taub. He’s supporting and fundraising for Matt Mowers who happens to be part of the establishment.

Then WMUR quoting Taub: “We need someone with the experience, leadership skills, a servant’s heart and good judgement to represent New Hampshire in Washington D.C.”

Has Phil Taub used his political and financial capital to support Bolduc as the New Hampshire Republican candidate to unseat Hassan in 2022? Does Phil Taub not recognize the experience, leadership skills, servant’s heart, and good judgment that New Hampshire-born and raised Don Bolduc has demonstrated throughout his illustrious career? If not, what does it say about Taub’s “servant’s heart and good judgment”?

WMUR highlights both Phil and Julie Taub’s interest and commitment to supporting veterans. Are they committed to supporting Brigadier General Don Bolduc in his bid for U.S. Senate?

Republicans will only win going forward, by projecting and supporting liberty-minded conservative candidates that will stand strong for individual rights, medical freedom, voter integrity, and the NH Constitution.

General Bolduc scores top marks in every category, is tied with Hassan in recent polls considering the margin of error(Hassan 47% Bolduc 42%) and will get my vote.

WMUR can promote anyone they wish but should know this. The new conservatives would rather lose an election and let the opposing side own the responsibilities for their decisions rather than hold our noses at election time and end up being complicit in the outcome.

Read between the lines enough and you begin to see WMUR always has an agenda different from the article title and cares not who they used to accomplish their end game. Here they use Taub to try and mitigate the threat Bolduc poses to Hassan and the Dems because they realize the General will win.

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The COVID War Machine Has “Officially” Killed More Americans than Every US Conflict since Vietnam – Combined!

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 14:30 +0000

I have some bad news for the “safe and effective” crowd. The wonder Jab isn’t so wonderful. It is so ineffective you need a booster after a few months (same crap, btw).

You can still carry and spread the pathogen like the unvaccinated. But unlike the latter, you risk a long list of potential harms, including death.

From Steve Kirsch.

 

As of November 1, 2021, there have been more adverse events reported for the COVID vaccines than for all 70+ vaccines combined since they started tracking adverse events 30 years ago. That’s a stunning statistic, nobody can deny it, but nobody in the mainstream medical community (or mainstream media) seems to care much.

 

The COVID vaccines are the most dangerous in human history, and that’s not a fairy tale or the brain drippings of some conspiracy-addled lunatic. The “expert” data tells us so even when we ignore the likely undercounting.

We’re not even 12 months into this massive human test trial, and the “official” “conflict” death count is nearing 20,000 (18,461). That’s the most active “War Dead” since Vietnam (58,000).

There’s a narrative for you.

Your nation is at war with you, and so far, they have stacked up more “confirmed” kills than every American military casualty* from armed conflict after the Vietnam war; plus the dead from 9/11 and every mass shooting/terrorist attack on US soil since 2001.

The COVID war machine is still way ahead.

Unofficially we need to go back to WWII to find more American casualties.

Safe and effective? If you mean effectively killing thousands without having to take the blame (that’s the safe part), then sure. No dead bodies on your ledger, you were just “following orders.” They told us it was safe and effective.

If you’d like to read a fresh rundown on how this is not true, read this Steve Kirsch piece.  It has a lot of graphs, links, and analysis your so-called leaders can’t be bothered to consider.

 

“None of these so-called experts of course ever looks at the data; it’s all based on arguing from their belief system rather than the scientific evidence. And even if those authorities disagreed with the VAERS data, it was irresponsible not to have pointed out the raw data to people and then explain why they totally ignored the elevated signal in the VAERS data. “

 

The best-case scenario is that this exercise in public health is, historically, becoming one of the most tragic in modern history. And that may be a bigger problem.

Its advocates, including our own Governor Sununu, may not want history to remember them as advocates and instruments of chemical genocide. To ensure the story reads right, they will need to kill the truth as well. Chumly may seem harmless as a weak executive of a tiny state, and maybe not even he could become so self-obsessed to embrace the necessary evil required to facilitate that end, but what about the rest of them.

We’re talking about the Establishment, the Machine, the Swamp, and its cheerleaders in the complicit media. They’ll do anything to protect their oligarchy, and at present, we do not have anyone in political power in this State that I trust to protect us from that.

Do you, in yours?

If the answer is no, you need to mobilize people to make political changes before this becomes a shooting war.

 

*This number is military war casualties. It does not include aid workers or contractors or anyone not specifically a US soldier, airman, or seaman in the American military.

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CALLS TO ACTION! 1. Prohibit Mandatory Vaccinations, 2. Kate Bossi Arraignment (Arrested For Not Wearing Mask), 3. Arraignment for Falsely Arrested at EC Mtg

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 13:00 +0000

It is unfortunate that we need to fight for justice on what seems like a daily basis. But that is life these days under Governor Sununu – because he can no longer be trusted to do the right things for the right reasons.

This week, there are three VERY IMPORTANT calls to action. Sorry for the short notice for the first one which is taking place this morning.

1. Bill: HB255 Amendment – Prohibits Mandatory Vaccinations! When: Tuesday, 11/16/21 – 10am What: PUBIC HEARING Where: State House – 2nd floor- Representatives Hall Why: Share your support for this amendment:
“No entity in New Hampshire shall compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, a religious belief, or medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.”   “Entity means the state ad any political subdivision of the state, corporation, association, club, firm, daycare, public or private school, public or private institution of higher education, partnership, society, nonprofit, joint stock company, or any other entity, incuding any governmental entity or religious entity.”
2. KATE BOSSI ARRAIGNMENT When: Wednesday, 11/17/21 – 10am What: Support for Kate Bossi Where: SALEM DISTRICT COURT Why:Kate was arrested for not wearing a mask to a School Board Meeting. We need to show our support. Below is a link to her story:
WATCH! Plaistow NH: Sunday School Teacher is ARRESTED for NOT WEARING a Mask!
3. ARRAIGNMENT FOR NINE AMERICANS ARRESTED AT 10/13 EC MEETING FOR NO APPARENT REASON When: Friday, 11/19/21 – 8am What: Support those who were arrested for no reason Where: CONCORD DISTRICT COURT, 32 Clinton Street, Concord NH Why: These arrests were for no apparent reason and appear to have been coordinated by Governor Sununu. Read the details below.
  1. Sununu’s POLICE STATE: Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance “Will Not Be Tolerated!”
  2. CAUGHT ON CAMERA! Did NH Gov. Sununu Coordinate and Trigger Unfounded “POLICE STATE” Arrests?
  3. Why is NH Governor Sununu NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION?
  4. IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE? NH Governor SECRETLY Pressured State Reps to IGNORE ARRESTS of Nine Americans UNDER HIS WATCH!

 

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Wake Up and Laugh – Or Cringe, With Mike Rowe!

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 11:30 +0000

I went looking for some funny to share this morning and found this. It’s funny, maybe, if perhaps more odd than humorous. But it’s good and hey, Mike Rowe is in it.

Mike always has some great thoughts come out of his mouth every time he opens it.

You may not laugh out loud but you may shake your head a little bit. In both directions. Left to right (or is it right to left?) as in “I can’t believe this” and then up and down (or is it down and up?) as in yes, yeah, I know, I’ve seen it. Amen, brother!

It’s short too, because you’re busy, just like the rest of us.

 

 

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NH State Rep Carol McGuire – Your State House 11/15/21: Childcare, Emergency Powers, Redistricting

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 02:30 +0000

To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, & Pittsfield:

This week, my committee met for the last time this year, to finish three bills we’d held over. HB 457, changing the duties of the legislative youth advisory council, was amended to simply allow some of their meetings to be held virtually. This should help the lack of geographic diversity on the council, especially since many members are too young to drive. It was recommended to pass, 18-0.

HB 230, on regulation of child care centers, was amended to delete the study committee and add a stronger ban on retaliation by the licensing investigators, which has been an issue for some centers. It was also recommended to pass as amended, 18-0.

HB 275, on the governor’s emergency powers, was amended to clarify that the legislature may vote to end a specific emergency order, not just the entire state of emergency, and allow the governor to extend an emergency no more than three times, for 84 days in total. The legislature may declare an emergency for 90 days, and renew it as necessary. This amendment passed, 17-1, but the final recommendation was entirely partisan, 10-8.

The redistricting committee held public sessions as well. Most of the testimony was about the congressional map, but a few people did mention that they wanted their own representative from their own town. Well, we tried to do that, but the constitution requires every town to be in a nonfloterial district, and all districts must have equal population “within a reasonable deviation.” So small towns must be grouped, sometimes with larger towns. Chichester, for example, has less than one representative worth of population, and it’s surrounded by towns with more than one. All maps currently under consideration join it with Pittsfield, for a nice two rep district, but that means Pittsfield can’t get its own representative district. (Epsom, Pembroke and Louden also adjoin Chichester, but the numbers don’t work nearly as well with any of them.)

Based on comments from the hearings, I’ve revised my map to keep Concord intact and not share any districts with the adjoining towns. That lumps Hopkinton together with Bow, but that’s the only place a one-plus rep town is joined with another. We will be voting on the entire set of electoral districts: county commissioners, state representatives, and Congress, on Tuesday. I expect a partisan vote.

 

Representative Carol McGuire
carol@mcguire4house.com
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Sunday Survival (on Monday)

Granite Grok - Tue, 2021-11-16 01:00 +0000

Please forgive the delay in posting.  Personal events are going to slow me down a little…  Monday Memes will return next week, Hashem willing.

First, let me state up front that I am merely an “enlightened amateur” as far as anything survival goes.  So please vet and check on your own.  Consider these to be priming the pump for your own investigations.

Second, the hour is late and I fear bad times are imminent, but even a month of food, water, etc., puts you well ahead of most of the sheeple.

Third, two things will be critical for this:

  1. The proper mentality: first and foremost in survival is having a flexible mentality and cultivating the ability to adapt
  2. Having a meatspace network of people that are likeminded: start cultivating your community ties and building alliances with neighbors (note: don’t babble about the Jab or globalists or depopulation, or start pointing political fingers when doing this)

 

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Presented, quick hit style, are some links.  Print them out and start a binder – if the SHTF badly enough you won’t be able to retrieve these off the net or, possibly, even off your computer.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Decide Whether to Bug Out or Bug In During an Emergency

Survival Uses of Ordinary Things

Plant propagation Techniques For Multiplying Your Plants Easily

Prepping is NOT Just Beans, Bullets, and Barter Items

50 Movies That Will Teach You A Lot About Survival

Preparedness

100 Shoppers Became Hostages in a NY Protest. Here’s How to Survive in a Protest Turned Hostage Situation

If You’re Planning To Bug In, Stop Doing This Immediately

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On prices going up – food, gas, everything:

‘I’m afraid we’re going to have a food crisis’: The energy crunch has made fertilizer too expensive to produce, says Yara CEO

No Fertilizer, No Food: Global shutdown of fossil fuels the quickest way to STARVATION HELL – basic chemistry lesson for ignorant Leftists

Was “Running Man” predictive programming?

 

 

A note: I keep hearing ads to buy “physical gold and silver” which, in theory, is a good idea.  Just remember, all these places get your name and number… which can become problematic if the government decrees that all gold & silver customers need to be turned in.  Don’t forget the FDR / Gold lesson.

BREAKING: Inflation Hits Three Decade High Under Joe Biden — October Inflation at 6.2% #SenileBiden

Inflation as of October 2021

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On the grid:

A terrorist drone attack inside the USA

Not good news about the security of the power grid.  Heck, a bunch of Mylar balloons with wires connecting them rising into power lines – no secret here as I’ve seen videos of people doing this on youtube and elsewhere – and power is out for hours.  Now, embedded in this video about the power grid by Bill Whittle, a discussion of the “terrorist attack nobody’s talked about”…

 

 

More on that attack, plus other info, here:

In an April 2013 probing action, unknown terrorists attacked the Pacific Gas & Electric’s transmission substation in Metcalf, California. One terrorist crawled into an underground vault to cut the telephone lines for help. Then a squad of gunmen fired “more than 100 shots and knocked out 17 transformers.” The shooters took their time, blasting away for almost a whole hour, before police finally showed up and the terrorists melted away. The attack caused millions of dollars in damage and required 27 days before the small transformers were replaced and back online.

Sleeper cells, anyone?  If I, a nobody, can think of this – surely the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians, ISIS, etc., have as well.

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On shortages:

If you haven’t yet got the message, it may be almost too late. PREPARE NOW!

And I like the quote: “The first rule of Prep Club is there is no Prep Club”.

Thru Surak’s post, this identities-are-hidden video by Proctor & Gamble employees:

 

 

And at that same post, a video about Texas broadcasting that its ports as being open and working… as has Florida previously.  Any takers on a bet that “something” happens to close them down soon?

 

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Making powered eggshells for enhancing minerals in your food (e.g., baked bread) – my own “recipe”:

  1. Save up a gallon Ziploc bag of eggshells; recommend stacking & crushing them to maximize the shell-to-volume ratio.
  2. When you’ve got a full bag put them into a saucepan deep enough to permit full coverage with water.
  3. Bring to a boil. Watch out – from experience this can easily boil over as the remaining whites and protein membrane froth up.
  4. Let cook on a slow boil while skimming off this froth. When froth stops, let boil for another few minutes then turn heat off.
  5. Strain, let drip for a while.
  6. Spread onto parchment paper and bake at 220 F with the door open. Stir once in a while to expose trapped water.
  7. When all is dry, let cool.
  8. Grind into powder with a coffee grinder. Pour into a canning jar.
  9. Heat canning jar in oven to 250 for 30 minutes or so.
  10. Remove, put on sealing lid, and sealing band.

Voila!  Preserved powdered egg shell!

 

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

 

LET’S GO BRANDON!

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Take Action: Did the EC Just Commit Us to Vax Mandates???

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 23:30 +0000

For anyone concerned with a lack of transparency in government, last week’s Executive Council meeting should have set off some very, very loud alarms. The 603 Alliance is encouraging you to take action, as outlined toward the end of this article. But first, some background information.

On Wednesday, November 10th, the Governor added a late-breaking item to the Executive Council agenda, calling for the acceptance of $22.5 million in CDC funds to be used for hiring 13 new DHHS employees to promote COVID vaccines. In fact, the Executive Council had already voted to reject the grant… twice.

The manner in which this was brought for a third vote is deeply concerning, and members of the Executive Council owe the people of New Hampshire an explanation.

In case you’re just coming up to speed on this issue, here’s the synopsis:

This federal grant comes with some major strings attached. Grants are generally issued in the form of a legally binding contract. In this case, the grant contract calls for the State of New Hampshire to “comply with existing and/or future directives and guidance from the Secretary regarding control of the spread of COVID-19.” In other words, the acceptance of this money obligates the state to do whatever the US DHHS tells us to do with respect to COVID 19, now or at any point in the future. It’s a blank check; we don’t even know yet what we are committing to.

The Executive Council has previously voted twice to reject this federal COVID money. After the first failed attempt, NH Attorney General John Formella issued a statement assuring all concerned that the grant in fact “does not bind the State to any broad and sweeping federal mandates.” That opinion is plainly contradicted by the language in the contract itself, as cited above. Nevertheless, the Executive Council voted a second time to reject the funds on October 13th. That meeting was notable for the fact that nine members of the public, all of whom appeared to be sitting quietly in their seats, were arrested for allegedly disrupting the meeting.

On November 10th, the Executive Council took a third vote, this time accepting the grant. That acceptance was paired with a non-binding resolution aimed at assuring the public that if the feds do anything we don’t like, we’ll challenge them in court; and that if we subsequently lose in court, the Governor and Executive Council will simply return the grant money (which will already have been spent) to the CDC.

The public was never notified of the upcoming vote taking place at the November 10th meeting. It did not appear as an agenda item, or even as a “late agenda” item. It was added at the last minute, without notice to the public.

Following these events, we believe it’s important to have some answers. Specifically:

  1. What is the proper legal procedure for adding an agenda item to the Executive Council agenda after the initial agenda has been published?
  2. Was that legal procedure followed?
  3. Has there ever been an instance in the past in which an agenda item was added in this way, without any prior notice to the public?
  4. In the face of contractual language that compels the state to “comply with existing and/or future directives and guidance from the Secretary regarding control of the spread of COVID-19,” how would the resolution passed on November 10th empower the State of NH to do otherwise?
TAKE ACTION: WE CAN STILL STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING.

STEP 1Contact members of the Executive Council and politely and respectfully ask for clear answers to the four questions above. Their contact information is here. If you get a response, we encourage you to send a copy to us at info@603alliance.org.

STEP 2This contract still needs to be approved by the Joint Fiscal Committee. Contact them today to voice your opposition to the federal COVID grant. Their next meeting is this Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

STEP 3: If you can attend Friday’s hearing of the Joint Fiscal Committee, please do so. We would like to see a packed room at the State House for that hearing. Be there if you can. (Tentative location is Room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building.)

 

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Let’s Go Brandon Rally: A Tale of Two Brandons

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 22:00 +0000

The first bit of harsh winter weather showed up just in time for a much anticipated Let’s Go Brandon (LGB) rally in Brandon, VT. The quintessential Vermont hamlet saw a near-freezing rain much of the day that saturated the crowd of some one hundred fifty participants.

The town’s central green was the scene where red, white, and blue-clad LGB supporters were flanked by fifty or so “partiers” ensconced in the gazebo adorned with rainbow flags, political signs, and loud music that we were told was not there to counter-protest, although the timing and presence said otherwise.

Newly elected chair of the Vermont Republican Party, Paul Dame, himself a native of Brandon, VT saw this as an opportunity to take the nationally recognized LGB message and channel it in a positive direction.

“What happened today was exactly what I had planned from the beginning. We want to take the irritation people have and push it into a positive direction, and I think we did that,” said Dame, who illustrated the benefits of the day’s events for local businesses and the charity food banks.

What is the impetus behind the Let’s Go Brandon rally cry? It’s a euphemism for a more strongly worded chant (namely F**k Joe Biden) made popular around the US in football stadiums, music concerts, and even food courts in malls.

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The spirit behind it is critical of the Biden administration for a variety of reasons. Namely the mishandling of energy policy that cost American’s jobs while increasing prices at the fuel tank.

The Afghanistan withdrawal that stranded American’s behind enemy lines while turning over billions of dollars of American armaments to the sworn enemy the Taliban.

And the attacks on healthcare workers, who were last year’s heroes for fighting the SARS-COV2 virus yet this year’s pariahs if they don’t want to get the experimental vaccine, also costing thousands their jobs. Biden currently has the lowest approval rating in US history.

LGB attendees came from as far as New York City, Maine, and Rhode Island to stand in accord with the message of the disenfranchised.

Two young men visiting from a nearby university wanted to listen to what the speakers had to say. Tom, a computer science major, and Jacob, a finance major, seemed to echo some of the concerns raised by the LGB movement. Both volunteered having been vaccinated against SARS-COV2 yet felt the requirement for Americans to do so is a violation of basic human rights. They also expressed dismay that conservatives seem to be targeted for violence and intolerance from the party that claims to be tolerant.

Noting the inconsistency they cited a young Republicans event sponsored on their campus received threats of violence to the point of death for those wanting to share their party’s political views.

One attendee expressed grave concern that America is headed in the direction of communism. Having grown up under it in his native Romania, Victor listed the absence of respect for basic laws and law enforcement, as well as growing control over one’s political speech on social media as elements reminiscent of those used in formerly communist Romania.

“They want to keep you poor” he exclaimed is the aim of communist regimes. “This is how they maintain control.”

Standing in the gazebo next to the competing sound system was relatively new Brandon, VT, resident Joseph Collier.

Collier moved to Brandon about four years prior with his spouse where they are raising their young family. Collier, who explicitly stated to me his group’s presence with BLM, rainbow Brandon pride, and F**k the GOP signs was “not a counter-protest,” smiled widely despite the lackluster weather.

Collier, a classically trained opera singer, carries an impish bellicosity as I try to dialogue with him about his group’s purpose for holding a gathering on the same day, at the same time, in the same location.

“We’re here to celebrate Brandon. Anything else isn’t worth talking about” his voice raised to carry over the exceedingly loud Van Morrison song otherwise drowning out all ambient noise. Within moment’s it was clear, despite his claims, his motivation was to disrupt the LGB event. When asked about his thoughts on the current state of the nation, the concerns expressed by the LGB crowd and the growing discontent among Americans who were told they voted in record numbers for a president who now has a record low rating in less than 10 months in office, Mr. Collier is skilled at deflecting my inquiries. The conversation is forced and uncomfortable like the weather. When asked how this is not a political counterpoint Mr. Collier gleefully obfuscates then admits to gas-lighting me.

In his defense, he mentions his willingness to let Mr. Dame and company use a pop-up tent to keep their gear from getting wet. He also boasts his merry-makers raised over $1,000 for the Vermont Foodbank. All this despite parading into perceived hostile territory and, at one point in the evening, getting shoved around by a man who raised issues with his party’s tactics. The assault, we agree, is unacceptable. It’s hard not to appreciate the effort he puts in to do some good for his hungry neighbors while disturbing the rights of his other neighbors to peacefully assemble and share their grievances.

“It’s their right to express themselves,” he says without a hint of irony given the chicanery.

Clearly, by nightfall, mother nature was refusing to be a party to either campaign, and both camps packed up early. However, the two hundred or so participants either went home or hunkered down for some local dining. I took my bodyguard (re: wife) into the Ripton Mountain Distillery where I was able to ask the locals a few questions as well as a nice couple who’d made it all the way from western Massachusetts.

Dianne and Gary are recently retired after forty-five years running a sheet metal business. Dianne refers to their area as “the valley of the liberals”. Gary nods in agreement while sipping on a beer. When asked about their reason for coming they recount a bygone Sara Palin rally they attended in Boston some years back. Both make mention of the local professors sending students down to harass them, similar to what they felt happened here in Brandon.

“When we left there wasn’t a wrapper on the ground, not one piece of garbage” Gary announces pointedly. “Not like these BLM riots where they’re burning down cities, and leaving garbage everywhere”. Similarly cheerful like Mr. Collier, Gary’s face shows his years stretched out under his Vietnam Veteran ball cap.

Dianne asks if I know who Howie Carr is. I do. Apparently, Mr. Dame was on the Howie Carr show the night before, and Gary and Dianne seem to be the type to always be up for an adventure. As they finish their meals between me joking Dianne’s sex on the beach is more realistic as her drink than anything they might do in Brandon and them bemoaning the polarizing methods of modern media to divide everyone, they speak fondly of their liberal relatives who live up the interstate in the town of Williston.

“We just can’t talk politics with them,” she says as matter of fact. “We all love each other and get along just fine, but if anyone starts talking politics it gets real quiet, so we just don’t talk about those things,” I ask if they’re staying with relatives that night and they say they’ll be staying in Brandon.

Equally non-plussed by the current president and the tactics of their liberal neighbors, they explain how they don’t feel they can speak freely about their political views for fear of retribution. Dianne recounts an incident following the Palin rally where their business was targeted by their neighbors who knew they had gone.

“They told people not to do business with us” she states somewhat sadly. After forty-five years of working with metal, she probably doesn’t need to be told the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Although these days the squeaky wheel might lead to a grease fire.

Though not a classically trained political meteorologist, this seems to be the current climate. If the left is right about anything, it’s that the climate, like the weather in Brandon, can use a change for the better.

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Notable Quote – For Adolescent Minds Only

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 20:30 +0000

Political correctness and so many of the political fashions of our day – from academic feminism to cultural studies to queer theory – could only be perpetrated on adolescent minds: minds, that is, that are trained to search out one thing and one thing only: Is my teacher, or this politician, or that public spokesman, saying something that is likely to be offensive to me or members of any other victim group? Only an adolescent would find it worthwhile to devote his or her attention chiefly to the hunting of offenses, the possibility of slights, real and imagined.

-Joseph Epstein (The Perpetual Adolescent)

 

We can thank our Education system for perpetuating the pack of pestilent pupils that now roam the countryside. Always looking for the next dopamine hit from finding yet another case to wind up their adolescent and asinine sense of faux-outrage/ 2 Minutes of Hate.

The Left has turned the Education System into an emotional rage machine, flaring the hormones and quicksand formally known as Societal norms and morality. And the one thing that none of these “missionaries” and “cannon fodder” can’t STAND is being told “No!”.

As has been said before: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

Prof. Don Boudreaux adds:

DBx: Yep. And so it follows that much of today’s so-called “education” – primary, secondary, post-secondary, and post-graduate – is about ensuring that minds remain forever adolescent.

It is no sign of enlightenment, liberalism, or intelligence to accord, because you fear that some people might mistake you as being insufficiently opposed to the alt-right, intellectual credibility to the nonsense being “taught” today by “teachers” of the humanities and the social sciences.

 

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Ben & Jerry’s Tries to Sell The Trial of a White Guy Who Shot Three White Guys as “Racism”

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 19:00 +0000

Have you heard this one? Three white guys go after another white guy. The other white guy shoots them in self-defense. Two of them die, and he’s on trial for murder. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (perhaps desperate for attention) has turned this into a cautionary tale about racism.

 

 

“The #RittenhouseTrial displays yet again that our ‘justice’ system is racist,” the ice cream brand wrote on Twitter. “How would this trial be going if he was a Black 17 yr old that crossed state lines illegally carrying an AR-15 and shot 3 white protesters?”

 

And what is it when your Marxist founders sold their Company to a massive capitalist-corporate behemoth for over 300 million dollars? Wait, that happened. Do you know what else happened? Democrat-Run cities full of cops who for decades have answered to Democrat-run civilian governments are, according to you and them, the racists.

Not just white cops, all cops. Black, Latino, Male, Female, Left-handed Albion lesbian. All of them.

Here’s another one for you. How about Black and White protesters who advocate justice for blacks by burning down or looting minority businesses and assaulting and killing the local people of color.

Shouldn’t there be an ice cream flavor for that?  Molotov Marshmellow Medly. Summer Riot Raspberry. Firey “Peaceful Protest” Pistachio. Delicious Defund Delight.

That last one comes with an up to 200% increase in (mostly) black-on-black property and violent crime.

In what’s left of the neighborhoods where your brand of justice was allowed to express itself for months. Crimes that you, to the best of my knowledge, have not denounced or immortalized with some hypothetical fairy tale.

Rather than confront the reality that Democrats are responsible for any systemic racism on their urban plantations, you create this scenario to do what? Create another riot in Kenosha? Inspire more crime and violence against the local people of color?

I’d suggest you spend some time in Cuba or Venezuela, but they’d happily treat you like kings to take your money, and you’d never see what your dream government does to the people, almost all of them “of color.”

It looks like the final form of these Democrat-Run cities.

Not that you’d ever have to live in one.

 

Note: That statement was made by the Company, which is no longer owned by Ben or Jerry, but I imagine they’d approve.

 

HT | Ace

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Show Up to Support a Ban on Employer and School Vaccine Mandates

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 17:30 +0000

All hands on deck!! On Tuesday, the House is holding a hearing for a bill amendment that would prohibit employers or schools from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is the chance to tell your story if you have been subject to a vaccine mandate; if you’ve had your exemptions denied or accepted; if you’ve been coerced or pressured into vaccination; if you’re concerned about your children having to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to attend school, or if you’re just a concerned citizen. It is important we FILL THE ROOM for this hearing.

If you cannot attend the hearing, you can email testimony to: houseeducationcommittee@leg.state.nh.us

EVENT DETAILS (please share!):
What: Legislative hearing on a bill amendment to ban vaccine mandates in NH
Date: Tuesday November 16th
Time: 10:00AM
Where: NH State House, Reps Hall (107 N Main St, Concord)

 

 

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:
Friday November 19th 8A – Court Arraignment
Concord District Court 32 Clinton St. Concord
Arraignment for 9 that were arrested at the Executive Council Meeting October 13th. Let’s flood the courtroom!
One of the nine was arrested for saying “Amen”.

IMPORTANT: Friday November 19th 10A – Oppose $22.5M
Fiscal Committee Meeting 33 North State Street, Concord – Room 210-211 Let’s pack the room. Let’s stop the $22.5M that was slyly passed by the Executive Council. Oppose federal funds and federal overstep. Email if you’re not planning to speak. details: https://hfnh.org/event/fiscal-committee-meeting/

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Big SIEG For The COVIDians … Austria Locks Down the Unvaccinated

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 16:00 +0000

So … 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:

Still think this has or ever had anything to do with “public health”?

“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” … George Orwell 1984 … or as Jesse Kelly puts it #TheSkyIsGreen.

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Reasons for the Truck Driving Shortage in America

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 14:30 +0000

Over the last few years, the number of truck drivers and truck driving firms has reduced across both America and Canada leading to considerable distribution across both countries.

Indeed, the problem has become so acute that America has a reported shortfall of around 60,000 drivers, with Canada suggested to be 25,000 drivers short.

Strangely, the phenomenon isn’t just isolated to North America, either. Similarly, there are driver shortages across Europe, causing significant problems to distribution channels and leading to food and gas shortages.

Why are drivers in such short supply?

In short, not enough fledgling drivers are coming through the system – and even those that are already qualified to drive are leaving in their droves. In response, various sites have sprung up online where companies can post their delivery driver jobs to independent contractors and even individuals – for example, https://www.shiply.com/us/delivery-driver-jobs.

The most common reasons for drivers moving to other jobs

Although all drivers are different and each will have his or her own reason for entering alternative employment, some of the more common reasons given for leaving the trade include:

Low wages: Not so long ago, drivers made good money working on the road; however, with the rise of competition between firms, this is now not always the case.

The amount of unpaid work: A lot of firms pay their drivers for the number of miles they complete rather than taking account of the amount of time they might spend in traffic jams, at traffic lights, in bad weather, or on highly congested roads. This leads to the unfair situation that a driver could spend hours behind the wheel yet not complete particularly high mileage.

The fear of being replaced by autonomous, self-driving vehicles: Trials are already well-underway with self-driving vehicles – with manufacturers paying particular attention to autonomous trucks working in convoys. Although the tech isn’t quite reliable enough yet to send fleets of trucks out onto the roads safely, it very likely will be soon. With an uncertain future ahead of them regarding guaranteed employment, many drivers are jumping ship early. The prospect of self-driving trucks also dissuades many others from getting started in driving roles.

Unfair fines: The haulage industry is heavily regulated, with tough fines for those that transgress the rules. Often drivers – rather than the firms they work for – face these fines, which come directly out of their wages.

Monitored driving hours: As mentioned above, the truck driving industry is closely monitored and regulated, and drivers can only stay on the road for so long. Should a driver be delayed for any reason, they have to stop when they reach these limits. Consequently, delays outside a driver’s control can result in lower mileage – which, obviously, means lower wages.

Truck driving is a dangerous job: Due to their size and weight, trucks are considerably more dangerous than other vehicles, and the fact drivers are expected to complete jobs in all types of weather and conditions further compounds the risks involved. As a result, accidents can and do happen – and, when they do, the results can be severe or even fatal.

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Is Someone Putting This School Superintendent Under a Microscope?

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 13:00 +0000

Somebody, or some-bodies, are starting to ask questions about Laconia School District Superintendent Steve Tucker. You know, the one that keeps repeating that there is no Critical Race Theory being taught in the Laconia Schools under his watchful gaze?  Yeah, people have some questions about that.

But it looks like there are a number of other questions about Superintendent Tucker that are also being asked – I would, too: “highest paid Superintendent in our area with the least amount of experience/qualifications.”

He was the Gilford School District’s “Curriculum Director” but had no idea how to properly set up an evaluation regime to see how a new proposed fifth-grade math program would compare to the current one.

Control group, Experimental Group, metrics and baselines for each – you know, standard stuff that he had no clue about.  And then he failed upwards.

 

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You know what they say about gravity (“what goes up” and all).

I like the question about teachers being evaluated without notification; if the question is valid, why doesn’t the Teachers Union raise the expected grievance?  Why hasn’t the Pravda on the Lake (Laconia Daily Sun) raised questions as well?

Read the whole thing – questions, questions, and more questions.

Now, this was sent to me but I have no idea who is behind this or why it is popping up at this point in time. Steve Tucker is not the brightest bulb in the box and we’ll soon be turning our gaze back onto his “leadership” (as that seems to be under discussion as well).

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Reminder: Webinar This Week on How to Run for School Board in NH

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 11:30 +0000

We the People have a critical role to play in our children’s education.  If you’re concerned about the poor quality of education in your local schools, if you oppose mandatory masking or disagree with “woke” indoctrination, or if you’re simply looking to get spending under control, then you may want to consider running for school board.

WHY YOU SHOULD RUN –  HOW TO GET ELECTED – WHAT KIND OF COMMITMENT IS INVOLVED?

On Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 PM, the 603 Alliance will host a FREE informational webinar about running for school board in New Hampshire. By attending this webinar, you’ll learn:

 

  • How local school boards function in NH and how you can get involved
  • The duties and time commitment required to be a school board member
  • What to do NOW if you think you might want to run for school board
  • How to get training and support if you decide to run
  • Ways that you can help out (even if you decide not to run)

 

Please JOIN US for this very important event. Pre-registration is required. Please register early: last-minute registrants may not be able to attend.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

Originally published Nov 10, 2021

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Women & Citizenship- How The Italian Law Addresses Discrimination

Granite Grok - Mon, 2021-11-15 07:08 +0000

The concept of dual citizenship and a second passport is more popular than ever. Thousands of Americans look to relocate to other countries to follow this trend. The inclination is high for destinations with citizenship by descent option, and Italy takes the front seat. You can claim your rights through the Jure Sanguinis process that lets you land in Italy and start afresh with your family. The process is pretty straightforward as you have to gather the relevant documents and apply at your local consulate. You can expect a favorable outcome within a year if you have valid evidence and paperwork.

But things can get complicated if you have a woman in your ancestral line because the Italian citizenship law has a discriminatory stance against women. You cannot apply through the consulate process, but you will have to take the legal route to file a claim. Thankfully, the new option has addressed the concern, and you can read a detailed guide on Bersani Law Firm’s website to know more about it. We have a short explanation of the measures the country has taken to resolve discrimination and balance things.

Exceptions for maternal line citizenship claims

Italian citizenship by descent covers people with ancestral roots in the country. You can be eligible if your parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents are Italians. They must have held citizenship after the unification of Italy in 1861. Also, they shouldn’t have given it up by naturalization in another country until the birth of their child next in the Italian lineage. But there is an exception to these eligibility criteria if your ancestor is a female. You cannot apply through Jure Sanguinis if the woman ascendant gave birth before 1948. It is because Italian women couldn’t pass on their citizenship rights to their children before this year. The discrimination in Italian law is evident, and the government realized it.

The 1948 Rule to address discrimination

When addressing citizenship discrimination against women, Italy has a tangible measure to set things on track. It came up with the 1948 Rule to enable people with a maternal bloodline to claim citizenship rights. It means you need not worry about the Jure Sanguinis eligibility norms anymore. You can apply even if you have a female relative who gave birth before 1948. But things will differ a bit with the application process. Instead of the conventional administrative route through a consulate, you have to apply through a judicial process with the Italian court. While things may sound complex, they are actually simple and straightforward.

Following the court route

It is still easy to think that the court route works against people applying through female ancestors. But you will realize that you may be in a better place once you understand how the process works. It is quite similar to the consulate route from the documentation perspective. You have to gather documents to prove your ancestral roots in Italy, just like you would with the Jure Sanguinis process. The only difference is that you have to apply and submit them to the Roman court rather than the local consulate. The best part is that you need not fly down to Italy for the hearing. Your lawyer can represent you and handle the proceedings on your behalf.

Expert assistance is a must

At this stage, you will realize that expert assistance is a must to go ahead with a 1948 Case. Dealing with the judiciary requires a good understanding of the law, and you cannot manage without a lawyer. Hiring an Italian expert becomes even more vital because you need someone who knows the nitty-gritty of the local laws. Moreover, they can cover you up in your absence, and you need not spend a fortune on travel expenses. You can also rely on a local lawyer to help you with the procurement of documents to be presented in court. Make sure you get someone with expertise and experience in the 1948 cases to get an advantage. Provide them with a power of attorney and the relevant documents, and you are good to go.

Although the Italian citizenship law was initially unfavorable towards women, things have changed down the line. The 1948 Rule has emerged as a savior for people looking to apply through maternal lineage. If you understand the rule well enough, you need not worry about the discriminatory law anymore. Collaborating with a citizenship expert is an extra step that takes you ahead of the concerns and enables you to claim your right.

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