The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • May 24 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

Legislation Seeks To Repeal The Declaration of Independence

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-01-23 06:11 +0000

The Representatives told reporters that they have unearthed a new document that casts strong doubts on the legitimacy of the document which officially marked the colonies’ secession from the Kingdom of Britain in 1776. 

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New Hampshire Rep: Drinking Water Is Unconstitutional

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-01-23 05:26 +0000

Concord, New Hampshire - A Republican State Representative has filed a bill to clarify that drinking water should be considered a crime in New Hampshire because it violates the US Constitution. 

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More On How The 2020 Election Was RIGGED

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-01-23 02:30 +0000

It is VITAL not to forget AND to keep talking about how the Left RIGGED the 2020 election … OR they will just do it again in 2022 and thereafter. Toward that end, a valuable resource is a recent commentary in RealClearPolitics: 7 Things We’ve Learned About the 2020 Elections:

  1. Many key government election offices received more private money than taxpayer money to manage the election.
  2. A majority of that money was spent in a sophisticated effort to turn out the vote of a specific profile of voter in order to benefit one candidate.
  3. These expenditures greatly exceeded campaign finance limits and violated laws and systems designed to keep government neutral in managing elections.
  4. These private interests dictated the manner in which the election would be managed.
  5. Amistad litigation and investigation have revealed that a handful of partisan billionaires funneled funds through a collection of left-leaning nonprofits directly into the counting centers of the urban core of swing states.
  6. Ballots and voters were treated differently based on access to these funds.
  7. A series of lawsuits by the left — and executive branch use of “emergency police powers” due to COVID-19 — radically changed the management of the 2020 election, resulting in different treatment of ballots and voters within several states.

We saw a variant of #7 in New Hampshire. More specifically, the NeverTrump Sun-King Sununu gave the Democrats their long-sought after goal of no-excuse absentee voting by making “nervousness” about COVID, a totally subjective and unenforceable standard, a basis for absentee voting:

“Basically if you feel more comfortable voting absentee because of the outbreak or your inability or nervousness about just appearing in person to vote, you can vote absentee and obtain an absentee ballot,” Sununu said at a press conference Thursday.

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Full Video from Historic Hearing on CACR 32, the NH Exit Constitutional Amendment

Free Keene - Sun, 2022-01-23 01:45 +0000

It was standing-room-only this Thursday afternoon as the state house Federal Relations committee held a historic hearing on CACR 32, likely the first-ever proposed constitutional amendment to peacefully declare independence from the United States.  Freedom-loving activists packed the large-sized room, nearly forcing the hearing into Rep’s Hall, which can hold four hundred.  Many people testified in favor of the bill and with the exception of a few Empire Loyalist state reps who spoke against it, everyone else who spoke was in favor of it, except for one guy.  I was able to get independent video of the entire three-hour hearing as well as the press conference prior to it.  Thank you to everyone who turned out.

Here’s the full hearing video:

Here’s the press conference prior to the hearing:

Unfortunately, the committee voted 21-0 against the proposed amendment. NHexit.US has the full story and video of the committee’s discussion and vote.

Statement from Dartmouth College Republicans President Griffin Mackey

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-01-23 01:00 +0000

Very similar to what Chloe Ezzo had sent me but a wee bit more pointed and I have added some emphasis.  Also, he included screenshots from the Antifa based organization, Northeast Antifa, that have successfully made the Dartmouth Administration look weak, spineless, craven, and trying to do the CYA butt dance – see bottom of this post.

I wanted to reach out and explain what exactly happened last night with our Andy Ngo and Gabe Nadales event. At five o’clock, Anna Hall (Senior Assistant Dean for Student Life) and Jim Alberghini (Associate Director, Conferences and Events)…

Sidenote: guess I shouldn’t call the smarmy one “the Logistics dude” anymore.  I shall attempt to use his correct title going forward. However, the adjective remains.  And the following is Dartmouth’s statement again. Don’t stop reading, however, as Griffin has more details below. And screenshots, too!

…told me that the Dartmouth administration was forcing us to “transition the event to virtual.” When I asked why, they said it was for a “confluence of reasons.” When I asked for clarification, they told me they officially decided a few minutes prior. However, it does seem like this was a decision they had made a long time ago and only decided to announce at the last minute. After the virtual event, Dartmouth released this statement:

“In light of concerning information from Hanover police regarding safety issues, similar concerns expressed by the College Republican leadership, and challenges with the student organization’s ability to staff a large public event and communicate effectively (including dissemination of the visitor policy and a prohibition on bags in the building), the College has requested that the  Extremism in America panel be moved online. The event was not canceled. The College has supported the event virtually.

Then why did smarmy Jim Alberghini (Associate Director, Conferences and Events) tell me that my livestreaming services were no longer needed and that I had to leave?  That certainly cancelled the event for me, right? And those people who traveled for hours were canceled from attending as well.  This is not something he, and Anna Hall, and Diane Lawrence can get out from underneath as they prevented too many people from participating.

This decision aligns with Dartmouth’s policy on freedom of expression and dissent:

Freedom of expression and dissent are protected by Dartmouth regulations. Dartmouth prizes and defends the right of free speech and the freedom of the individual to make their own disclosures, while at the same time recognizing that such freedom exists in the context of the law and in responsibility for one’s own actions. The exercise of these rights must not deny the same rights to any other individual. The institution therefore both fosters and protects the rights of individuals to express dissent.

Protest or demonstration shall not be discouraged so long as neither force, nor the threat of force is used, and so long as the orderly processes of the institution are not deliberately obstructed.”

This statement is both factually wrong and embarrassing to read:

And here is where Griffin’s account varies a bit from Chloe’s. Essentially the same but some additional details:

1. We spoke to some members of the police during and after the event, and they took it as a personal insult that Dartmouth cited safety concerns as a reason for canceling the in-person. We had State Troopers, Hanover Police officers, and SWAT members in and around the building. Moore Hall may have been the safest place in all of New Hampshire. They would never allow things to spiral out of control and (according to multiple officers privately) never expressly advised Dartmouth to cancel the in-person event.

2. Chloe Ezzo (Vice-President, College Republicans) and I were in constant communication with the Administration before the event. Over the past week, I had approximately six meetings with various members of the Administration/IT support. All the while, Chloe was in almost constant communication with Dartmouth Administrators. So much so that I joked with Chloe on Wednesday that emailing the Administration had turned into a full-time job for her. For them to now insinuate that we failed to communicate with them is frankly disgusting.

3. They also cited concerns from our leadership. Chloe and I explicitly expressed our desire to have this event in person, even as they informed us of THEIR unilateral decision to have a virtual event instead. Any “concerns” that were raised during the planning of this event was always in light of what the perceived situation was with Antifa and how to best mitigate any threats or disruption they might pose. Are the Administrators suggesting that we should not discuss the logistics and safety of such a high profile event with them for risk of them taking our comments out of context?

4. Time and time again, the Administration told us that it was “our event” and that they simply were there to assist (more on that later). In our meetings earlier in the week, they made a suggestion on how much staff we needed. Yesterday morning, Hall commanded that we have a certain number of volunteers—First seven and then nine. All-day I rallied people to help, and by the end, I had 12 students ready to go (not to mention a handful of community members that offered to help as well). About a half hour before the Administration pulled the plug, Hall demanded to see a list of our volunteers. I was in the auditorium setting up the IT for the event and simply did not see the email (the wifi is not great in the basement)…

Well, that answers the question for me.  It’s clear that it was Jim Alberghini was most likely the one that said “you’re on your own” with respect to my request for wired Internet access.  With Griffin’s observation that WiFi is the pits in the basement, and assuming that’s where the the auditorium is located, my attempt to livestream was doomed from the outsight.  Couple that with his smarmy “your livestreaming services are no longer needed” says a lot. He WANTED the event to fail – sabotaging others’ attempts to assist is the mark of stout little fellows.

Just one more data point, if you connect the dots, that further makes the case that the Administration wanted this Andy Ngo event shut down.

…while Chloe was organizing with the speakers. If anything, this demonstrates the Administration’s failure to communicate with us. We were scheduled to meet with Hall and Jim at around 5:00 PM (two hours before the event)–if they had simply waited ten minutes to talk to us during our scheduled meeting, we would have told them that staffing was not an issue. Although I don’t think this was ever a serious reason for canceling because the Administrators didn’t seem to care when I told them that we were overstaffed.

5. In regards to the dissemination of the visitor policy and the prohibition on bags in the building, again, the Administration is simply not telling the truth. For example, our last Campus Wide-Email has a subject line of NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED.

Furthermore, we sent out dozens of emails over the previous few days communicating the Dartmouth policies to the community members we knew were coming. I went to a speaking event last week and no one checked anything. In contrast, we planned to follow all of Dartmouth’s guidelines and stop people at the door if they didn’t comply with them. Why was our event the one that got canceled?

For Dartmouth to claim that they “protected” free speech is absurd. In reality, they allowed the Dartmouth Anarchists and other outside ANTIFA groups to make threats of violence and get exactly what they wanted. By forcing us to go virtual on such short notice (with only one laptop in the entire building to use), they seriously disrupted our event, embarrassed our organization, and created a roadmap for derailing our future activities. The Dartmouth administration capitulated to threats from domestic terrorists, and it is shameful.

I have tried my best to work with the admin. I have always been kind and genuinely understanding. Even last night, I stayed calm and worked with them to produce something. However, it is clear from their statement and hindsight that they never had our best interests at heart. They never wanted the event to be in person. They blamed “both sides for being unreasonable.” And, most importantly, they were worried about the anarchists giving Dartmouth bad PR. So, they are now trying to throw us under the bus and gaslight us into believing this was all our fault.

And Griffin has done a great favor to us that participated (or at least showed up and then were turned away). Remember what the lesson is that the Dartmouth Administration just “taught” the local Anarchists – threaten to cause trouble and we’ll cave. Like a wet napkin in a hurricane (and just about as quickly). We WON’T stand up for our students’ Rights – we have no courage and sense of duty.

The Heckler’s Veto:

 

So, with the below, it is clear that the Dartmouth College Administration caved into self-proclaimed Communists?

 

So if I was to flip this on its head, a bit, did the Dartmouth Administration throw in with the Dartmouth Anarchists and let them be the “front man” while did the dirty in the backroom?  They certainly achieved the results that the Dartmouth Anarchists and Northeast Antifa wanted, right?

And those two groups didn’t even have to step out in that 10 degree evening, did they? They set the stage and the Administration did the heavy lifting for them!

 

 

 

 

 

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Watch This If You Still Believe Biden Has The Capacity Carry Out The Duties Of The Presidency

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 23:30 +0000

I have been saying for quite a while … in fact, since before he was even inaugurated … that Biden is not just an imposter, he is a figurehead as well. Watch the video below if you disagree:

 

 

Biden’s lack of capacity is far worse than just embarrassing. It is extremely dangerous for at least two reasons. For one thing, it sends the message to the Chinese Communists that America does not have a functional Commander-in-Chief. That is, it sends the message that our military forces cannot react quickly and decisively because they are actually being run by a behind-the-scenes cabal.

For another thing, it confirms that the country is being run from the shadows by incorrigible communists like Susan Rice.

Perhaps the most disgusting aspect of all this is that NeverTrump knew. They knew that Biden would be a mere figurehead and that Obama’s apparatchiks would be running the country. But they were willing to have America pay that price in order to get rid of Trump so that they could get back to their grift.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

How It’s Done – Utah Legislature Overturns Mask Mandates in Two State Counties

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 22:00 +0000

What was the first order of business for the State Legislature in Utah? A Joint resolution was proposed and passed both houses that overturned mask mandates in Summit and Salt Lake County. Both had imposed them, but the Legislature overruled those orders, and they can no longer be enforced.

Reformatted.

 

The Utah House of Representatives voted Friday to overturn mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties. The joint resolution to terminate the mask orders, including the student mask mandate in Salt Lake City, passed by a 45-29 vote.

SJR3 passed the Senate with a 22-5 vote on Tuesday, the first day of the Utah Legislature’s 2022 general session.

Because it’s a joint resolution, it does not need Gov. Spencer Cox’s signature to become law, and Cox does not have the power to veto it. The Utah Legislature gave itself the ability to overturn local health orders by joint resolution in SB195, also known as Utah’s COVID-19 “endgame” bill, which was signed into law last year.

 

Writing on Substack el gato malo adds,

 

i heard from some friends in the area that park city teachers were literally crying and claiming they were going to die because the kids would no longer have to be masked.

this is a truly frightening decent into performative histrionics. the evidence is and has been overwhelming that masks in schools do nothing to stop covid. masks do not stop covid. not even N95’s. this is 100 years of settled science. it has not changed. it was ignored.

masks are a made up epidemiological cosplay cargo cult.

 

Crying liberal teachers makes perfect sense to me. They are all indoctrinated, stewing in two years of fear. Denied access or interest in mounds of research, including how teachers are not more susceptible to unmasked kids. To even suggest such a thing would be so far outside the approved narratives of their peers.

To suggest consideration of any peer-reviewed science that falls outside the dogma of the COVID domestic terror plantation could result in shunning, bullying, perhaps even termination.

No need for an unelected board to threaten your license, though that might also be an option.

One more point, and it may be the best takeaway because it’s universal. The Left, which lives and dies to centralize control and command, is complaining that the legislature is interfering with local control. We’ve heard that here from Republicans like Governor Sununu, who have no interest in protecting citizens from mandates of any sort, public or private, again care of el gato malo, “what could be more local than the ability to control oneself?”

What could be more local than the ability to control oneself?

This is, literally, the foundation of our Republic—the basis of understanding for and the defense of individual liberty.

By the way, New Hampshire has pending legislation along the lines of what just went down in Utah (sort of). We can’t just propose a resolution and make mask mandates disappear, but we can use the legislative process via our elected representatives.

They can’t reverse West Running Brook Middle School’s mask mandate with a simple majority of both Houses. But HB 1131, if passed and signed into law, will “prohibit school boards and accredited nonpublic schools from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.”

Masks in public school buildings statewide would be optional. That means the Karens can make their kids wear them until the COVID cows come home (or maybe ‘Chickens to roost?’) but not other people’s kids.

There is a public hearing for HB1131 on 01/27/2022 at 10:30 a.m. LOB205-207. Complete, I suspect, with teachers “crying and claiming they were going to die.”

That has to be worth your time.

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Rasmussen Poll: Rank and File Dems Want the Unvaccinated Confined, Tracked, Punished, or Even Put in Camps

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 20:30 +0000

Rassmussen Poll: Rank and File Dems Want the Unvaccinated Confined, Tracked, Punished, or Even Put in Camps

How disconnected from other Americans is the Democrat party? A recent Rasmussen Survey has some details, and my take is this. The average polled Democrat favors house arrest, criminal punishment, and even internment camps for the unvaccinated. Non-Democrat voters oppose any of that.

 

  • Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Such a proposal is opposed by 61% of all likely voters, including 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters.
  • Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or online or digital publications. Only 27% of all voters – including just 14% of Republicans and 18% of unaffiliated voters – favor criminal punishment of vaccine critics.
  • Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Such a policy would be opposed by a strong majority (71%) of all voters, with 78% of Republicans and 64% of unaffiliated voters saying they would Strongly Oppose putting the unvaccinated in “designated facilities.”
  • While about two-thirds (66%) of likely voters would be against governments using digital devices to track unvaccinated people to ensure that they are quarantined or socially distancing from others, 47% of Democrats favor a government tracking program for those who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

House arrest, criminal fines, penalties, internment camps, and complete loss of privacy. For what? Refusing to get a vaccine that does not prevent infection and based on the data exponentially increases spread.

Over a flu that few need fear and fewer still with access to affordable and accessible items like Ivermectin and OTC supplements.

Policies that set a precedent and give power to the State that would never be limited to this virus.

Fascist, totalitarian, and just plain dangerous?

Can we afford to live in a country where nearly half of a political party is willing to admit it would advocate these sorts of policies?

Whose candidates must support these sorts of ideas to advance their political careers?

Scary stuff.

 

HT| Josef Mirzooff

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Cowardly State Reps Vote 21-0 Against NHexit Amendment CACR 32

NHexit.US - Sat, 2022-01-22 19:25 +0000

Supporters of NH independence packed the public hearing this week for CACR 32, the historic constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide to secede peacefully from the United States. The next morning, the Federal Relations committee had their “executive session” on the bill and after some discussion of how truly ignorant and cowardly they all are, they voted 21-0 to recommend the bill be killed. Here’s the video including the committee’s vote and prior discussion:

They gobbled up the lies from Rep Brodie Deshaies who suggested to the reps that they could be removed from office for “rebellion” if they supported this measure. He suggested it would violate their oath of allegiance to the United States, even though the US has violated its own constitution plenty of times and the bill would merely give the people of NH the opportunity to vote.

A rep who supports the empire could still have voted for this bill, simply to let the people decide. However all of the cowards on this committee refused to support your right to vote on the question. They think they know what is best. Why are they so afraid of letting people have their say? If the people of NH support the US empire, they would surely vote to stay, so why not put it to a vote?

Empire Loyalist Brodie Deshaies, the lying Republican state rep from Wolfeboro. Rated a “C” by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

From the discussion it was clear that they hadn’t even read or understood the simple, two sentence amendment. Some reps complained that the amendment contradicted the seventh article of the NH constitution’s bill of rights, since it mentions some rights delegated to the United States. However, the final sentence of CACR 32’s blissfully short amendment clearly says all other references to the US are nullified:

“Are you in favor of amending the first part of the constitution by inserting after article 7 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 7-a. [Independent Nation.] New Hampshire peaceably declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation. All other references to the United States in this constitution, state statutes and regulations are nullified.”

Other objections from the committee were of the typical sort. Some wanted “a plan”, others want “free” health care from the feds. What about taking care of elderly people? All of their concerns were addressed by the various speakers during the hearing on the bill – watch the full hearing here – but it appears not a single one of the reps listened. Some just called us crazy.

Even Rep Susan DeLemus, whose husband was wrongfully imprisoned by the feds for five years, who had told the President of the Foundation for NH Independence that she would vote for the bill, voted against it.

Despite this setback, the full house of 400 reps will have to vote on CACR 32 via a “roll call” and so they will all be on the record. Do they support allowing the people to have a say on the future of their freedom, or not? Stay tuned to NHexit.US for the latest.

Dartmouth College Can’t Get Its Facts Straight And Are About to Experience the Streisand Effect

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 19:00 +0000

So which is it, Dartmouth College Associate Vice President for Communications Diana Lawrence (no picture on her Dartmouth page – wonder why (not!)) and Anna Hall, the Dartmouth Senior Assistant Dean for Student Life?

You’d think that being part of the Leadership most involved with their hijacking of the Dartmouth College Republican event, they’d at least figure out what their story really is, right?

To recap, earlier reporting had Anna Hall and her sidekick Jim Alberghini saying that 177 people signed up for the virtual event.

Now, from NH Journal, we have this:

Lawrence said 94 people signed on to attend Ngo’s event virtually.

So, these Smaht People can’t even keep their stories the same?  And NH Journal’s Damien Fisher also quoted the Smarmy Press Release that stated “…the college has requested that the ‘Extremism in America’ panel be moved online” in trying to sugarcoat how they handled the situation just like we did. I’ll need to ask for “clarification” on this…

Now, to remind everyone, the ending from the press release from the College Republicans:

And, most importantly, they were worried about the anarchists giving Dartmouth bad PR. So, they are now trying to throw us under the bus and gaslight us into believing this was all our fault.

Sure thing, dudes and dudettes – you’ve successfully moved the story from Antifa onto yourselves, as Fisher also had this at the top of his post. You brought these folks upon yourselves, too:

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) tells NHJournal it has launched an investigation into Dartmouth College’s decision to shut down an appearance by conservative journalist Andy Ngo in the face of threats of violence from Antifa.

“Threats of violence are never an appropriate response to speech you oppose and must not dictate who may speak, or what may be said, on a college campus. Universities should not reward those who threaten violence by canceling controversial speakers,” said FIRE Program Officer Zach Greenberg.

Yeah, now the Dartmouth Administration is going to get that bad PR they so desperately trying to avoid.  You’d think that one of the most basic lessons in Communications that Dartmouth College Associate Vice President for Communications Diana Lawrence would have learned was that trying to get away with a coverup is ALWAYS worse than the incident that is trying to be covered up.  If they would have been forthright, truthful, and honest in the beginning, they would have gotten some grumbling.

Now they are going to have to face the music big time. FIRE is no run of the mill entity – they have a national presence and a league of both in-house and associated lawyers.  And LOTS of people are going to start following this story.

Hey, Diana – did you learn about the Streisand Effect in your Communications classes?  If not, you’re about to learn this lesson as part of your “on the job training”.  And if the cover up wasn’t enough, you’ve now opened up yourself (and Dartmouth for such a stupid decision) to lots of ridicule.

And now, quite a few of us are now watching how fast those tap dancing feet are going to trying to spin themselves out of this one.

And who ever said that blogging was boring?

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Middle School Principal Threatens After School Detention if Students do not Wear a ‘Properly Fitted’ Mask

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 17:30 +0000

The Principal of the West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, New Hampshire is credited with issuing the following ultimatum. Students who do not wear a properly fitted mask will get after-school detention.

But wait, there’s more.

At the detention, the school nurse will educate them about the “why of mask-wearing.”

 

 

 

We are looking for a copy of the original email and any related correspondence.

It is also our understanding that after this went public the Superintended nixed it. The policy is not currently active, but that is unconfirmed nor the point of our reporting.

A School Principal decided it was appropriate to give after-school detention to students who were not wearing a properly fitted mask. A mask that is likely cloth or a basic medical mask, both of which are useless even when properly fitted for the assumed purpose of reducing transmission.

So, yeah, they are just like the so-called vaccine.

And parents deserve to know who is running their schools.

 

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Dartmouth College Erases a Young Female Republican – Dartmouth College Republicans Respond with the REAL Story

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 16:00 +0000

The Dartmouth College Republicans are not amused. Nor are they happy about the turn of events and, in my words. Compare the words of Dartmouth College Republican Chloe Ezzo (pictured above) to those of the Dartmouth College Office of Communications here.

They put out their own informal Statement to their followers (and included me!).

So enough of me and not enough from Chloe and Griffen Mackie speak, Skip!

Emphasis mine:

Hey guys, I wanted to reach out and explain what exactly happened last night. At five o’clock, Anna Hall and Jim Alberghini told me that the Dartmouth administration was forcing us to “transition the event to virtual.” When I asked why, they said it was for a “confluence of reasons.” When I asked for clarification, they told me they officially decided a few minutes prior. However, it does seem like this was a decision they had made a long time ago and only decided to announce at the last minute. After the virtual event, Dartmouth released this statement:

Which is here and already fisked.  Again, it is nothing than CYA and trying to get ahead of the complaints and trying to ward off we who fisk things like this seriously (and because it’s fun to make them look bad). So let her speak and Griffen Mackie, Skip, get to it!!

This statement is both factually wrong and embarrassing to read:

1. We spoke to some members of the police during/after, and they took it as a personal insult that Dartmouth cited safety concerns as a reason for canceling the in-person. We had State Troopers, Hanover Police officers, and SWAT members in/around the building.

And police from Lebanon as well; I talked with some of them.

Moore Hall may have been the safest place in all of New Hampshire. They would never allow things to spiral out of control and never expressly advised Dartmouth to cancel the in-person event. When I wrote that earlier, I was misinformed in the chaos of trying to completely change the formats at the last minute. AGAIN, THE POLICE NEVER TOLD DARTMOUTH TO CANCEL IN PERSON.

2. Chloe and I were in constant communication with the administration before the event. Over the past week, I had about six meetings with various members of the administration/IT support. All the while, Chloe was in almost constant communication with Dartmouth administrators. So much so that I joked with Chloe on Wednesday that emailing the admin had turned into a full-time job for her. For them to now insinuate that we failed to communicate with them is frankly disgusting.

3. They also cited concerns from our leadership. Chloe and I explicitly expressed our desire to have this event in person, even as they informed us of THEIR decision to have a virtual event instead. Any “concerns” that were raised during the planning of this event was always in light of what the perceived situation was with Antifa and how to best mitigate any threats or disruption they might pose. Is the Administration suggesting that we should not discuss the logistics and safety of such a high profile event with them for risk of them taking our comments out of context?

4. Time and time again, the administration told us that it was “our event” and that they simply were there to assist (more on that later). In our meetings earlier in the week, they made a suggestion on how much staff we needed. Yesterday morning, [Anna] Hall commanded that we have a certain number of volunteers—first seven and then nine. All-day I rallied people to help, and by the end, I had 12 students ready to go (not to mention a handful of community members that offered to help as well). About a half hour before the Admin pulled the plug, Hall demanded to see a list of our volunteers. I was in the auditorium setting up the IT for the event and simply did not see the email (the wifi is not great in the basement) while Chloe was organizing with the speakers. If anything, this demonstrates the administration’s failure to communicate with us. We were scheduled to meet with Hall and Jim at around 5:00–if they had simply waited ten minutes to talk to us during our scheduled meeting, we would have told them that staffing was not an issue. Although I don’t think this was ever a serious reason for canceling because Admin didn’t seem to care when I told them that we were overstaffed.

5. In regards to the dissemination of the visitor policy and the prohibition on bags in the building, again, Admin is simply not telling the truth. For example, our last LISTSERV has a subject line of NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED.

6. Furthermore, we sent out dozens of emails over the previous few days communicating the Dartmouth policy to the community members we knew were coming. I went to a speaking event last week; community members came, and no one checked anything. In contrast, we planned to follow all of Dartmouth’s guidelines and stop people at the door if they didn’t comply with them. Why was our event the one that got canceled?

They are right – and I was the recipient of a number of texts and emails in the runup to the Andy Ngo event.  CONSTANT communications!

And to the nub that shreds the Dartmouth College statement that it concerns itself with protecting individual Liberty and Rights:

For Dartmouth to claim that they “protected” free speech is absurd. In reality, they allowed the Dartmouth Anarchists to make threats and get exactly what they wanted. By forcing us to go virtual on such short notice (with only one laptop in the entire building to use), they seriously disrupted our event, embarrassed our organization, and created a roadmap for derailing our future activities. The Dartmouth administration capitulated to threats from domestic terrorists, and it is shameful.

I have tried my best to work with the Admin. I have always been kind and genuinely understanding. Even last night, I stayed calm and worked with them to produce something. However, it is clear from their statement and hindsight that they never had our best interests at heart. They never wanted the event to be in person. They blamed “both sides for being unreasonable.”

Sidenote: both sides?  What both sides?  It’s clear that one of them didn’t want the event to happen and made threats to stop it. So in the words of the Knight Templar in “Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail”: they [the Dartmouth Administration] choose poorly.

And, most importantly, they were worried about the anarchists giving Dartmouth bad PR.

So, they are now trying to throw us under the bus and gaslight us into believing this was all our fault.

And instead, have brought us upon them if they were worried about getting bad PR.  It’s not just me and it isn’t just Steve and it won’t be just Liz Gabert (radio) and 603 Alliance and a bunch of other state level bloggers here in NH and VT – we’re taking this to national level talkers and bloggers.

Again, the Dartmouth Administration used their Positions of Power to oppress a young lady and the conservative organization she belongs to and helps lead.  Maybe the Dartmouth Admin is thinking along the same lines that “if only Whites can be oppressors, then everyone are victims” in that Republicans are oppressors and THEY are the victims – and believe they can get away with it!

Oh wait – I’ve looked at the staff pictures in a number of departments – both Anna Hall and Jim Jim Alberghini are WHITE!  Most of the staff is as well.  How do they explain that non-diversity away?

No, we’re not going to throw Dartmouth College under the bus. Instead, we are going to knife their tires, put sugar into the gas tank, and jam the doors closed. Then let them sit there inside in the hot and muggy August sun.

 

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I Am Asking Christians and the Good Moral People of NH to Stand Up Now!

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 14:30 +0000

I have seen letters to the editors lately where people think it is wonderful for a woman to destroy an unborn baby who cannot speak for itself and call it “woman’s right to decide.”

They also think voting without an ID is a good thing, or if you don’t live here full-time, you should be able to vote. They think this type of voting is good for NH and those of us who are 100 percent vested in NH.

Again, they think those who do not want to take the risk and get multiple vaccines are evil people, and we should be denied health care or access to a hospital. They want everybody to get injected no matter what the risk is and be injected with a drug that once in your body can never be reversed.

For the love of God, I am asking where are the Christians today?

Get out of the church pews and take a stand between good and evil! I’m talking about all the injustices that are happening today and those injustices they are trying to make into laws!

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How can government officials allow abortions and call it “health care”?

What kind of people want the right to kill a baby up to birth and even after he/she is born, again calling it “health care”?

Why are we humans so bent on destroying their children, our heritage?

Why does mankind want depopulation and using abortion as a means to that end?

You have to wonder who is behind all this. Soon they will want to kill or imprison all people that do not believe as they do and disguise it as “Mental Health Rehabilitation.”

I am asking Christians and the good moral people of NH to stand up now! Stand up and stomp out this decrepit way of thinking.

Vote for those who love life and will protect our liberties and freedoms. Get involved, run for office. You could win and make a difference.

If you can’t run, then give financial support. Start following what God asked us to do. Preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Take a stand for God, show your faith in Him, and start telling everyone there is hope in Jesus.

Tell them to repent from their sins (we all have sinned) before it is too late. Change to a new direction by living for Jesus and God. Please don’t wait, do it today.

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NH’s COVID Cult Opens Its Own Propaganda Site – Healthy 603 Coalition.org

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 13:00 +0000

There’s a new COVID resource in New Hampshire. It’s called the Healthy 603 Coalition (.org). Its sponsors are a laundry list of Hospitals on the take with a smattering of water carriers, so yes, my BS meter is pinging.

The top of the Home page, above the fold, reads, ‘Tell Your State Legislators to work toward a healthier, safer New Hampshire (and a petition) which mirrors their so-called mission.

 

The Healthy 603 Coalition is a non-partisan group of Granite State small business leaders, health care professionals, advocates and activists. All with the common goal of providing fair and accurate information to help create a healthier, safer New Hampshire.

 

That sounds like a noble notion, except it’s not. The correct description would be cherry-picking information we feel we can provide accurately. For example. The Myth vs. Fact page.

They have four myths they fact check. Do the vaccines contain controversial substances, do they change your DNA, were they rushed and therefore unsafe and ineffective, and do they give you COVID19. That’s it.

That’s not terribly bold. I’d like to see your fact checks on a few of these.

  • The COVID19 vaccine has killed more people than any other vaccine in modern history.
  • There is a credible link to COVID19 vaccines and the increased risk of heart attack and death.
  • According to Government data, 40,000 Americans have been permanently disabled by the COVID 19 Vaccine.
  • Close to 99% (or more) of people who get COVID survive – many without any treatment.
  • The data suggest that children were never a vector until after being vaccinated.
  • The vaccine has killed more kids than the virus.
  • Did any of our partners deliberately dissuade patients or the public from using safe prophylaxis (like Hydroxychlorquine or Ivermectin)?
  • Did any of our partners deliberately dissuade patients from using a viable treatment that might have kept them out of a Hospital or ICU bed?
  • How many patients did hospitals kill by following the CDC’s bizarre recommendations to do next to nothing until they needed an ICU bed?

That’s my shortlist. Very short but I think it makes the point.

Feel free to add to this in the comments. There are dozens more that deserve their fact check.

So, have they got the integrity to address any of them, and if so, honestly? I doubt it.

One more point. Most of the players on their about us page are stakeholders in the money laundering scheme. Before you take any one of them at their word, they should disclose how much they have received from the government and/or in reimbursements for tests, vaccinations, and any COVID-related diagnosis or treatments.

You know, for the sake of healthy transparency about your potential motives.

 

HT | Julie on MeWe

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Russia Russia Russia

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 11:30 +0000

A recent post from Skip, Data Point – Country GDP by size presentation, reveals either the lunacy … or the DISHONESTY … of those telling us that the greatest foreign threat America faces is Russia. Compare the GDP (the economic output) of America and Russia using this chart from Skip’s post:

 

The Russian economy is not even ten percent the size of the American economy. Russian defense spending is less than a tenth of ours. The vast majority of Russian tanks and planes consist of obsolete Cold War equipment. And if you think the Russians can compensate for these disparities by sending hordes of cossacks across the Bering Strait to overwhelm us with sheer numbers, think again: Russia’s population is less than half that of the United States.

The ONLY … I repeat ONLY … way that Russia would be a threat to us is if we create a situation where Russia believes it must use nuclear weapons to defend itself. A MUST-READ thread:

 

 

The security of this country does not depend AT ALL on Ukraine maintaining its present borders.

The border that matters is our own border with Mexico, where the Biden regime refuses to follow the law and has opened the border with the purpose of creating millions of new Democrat voters and de facto permanent Democrat political control of America. The Biden regime … with its open southern border, politicized DOJ, COVID purge of the military, inflationary spending, attempted rigging of elections, etc. etc. etc. …  is a far, far greater threat to the American system than Putin.

 

 

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Dartmouth College Erases a Young Female Republican by Canceling Her Andy Ngo event – Smarmy Press Release

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 02:30 +0000

Yeah – sure thing.  Read it and tell me if you noticed what I did.  This came from Anna Hall, the Dartmouth Senior Assistant Dean for Student Life (pictured above):

In light of concerning information from Hanover police regarding safety issues, similar concerns expressed by the College Republican leadership, and challenges with the student organization’s ability to staff a large public event and communicate effectively (including dissemination of the visitor policy and a prohibition on bags in the building), the College has requested that the Extremism in America panel be moved online. The event was not cancelled. The College has supported the event virtually.

This decision aligns with Dartmouth’s policy on freedom of expression and dissent:

Freedom of expression and dissent are protected by Dartmouth regulations. Dartmouth prizes and defends the right of free speech and the freedom of the individual to make their own disclosures, while at the same time recognizing that such freedom exists in the context of the law and in responsibility for one’s own actions. The exercise of these rights must not deny the same rights to any other individual. The institution therefore both fosters and protects the rights of individuals to express dissent.

Protest or demonstration shall not be discouraged so long as neither force nor the threat of force is used, and so long as the orderly processes of the institution are not deliberately obstructed.

Way to go, Anna!  Nice attempt to make something seem to be something that it wasn’t. Or isn’t. And never will be.  You lied through your teeth in constructing this (or your Office of Communications needs a total overhaul – you know, like Joe Biden’s?).  Let’s fisk this, shall we?

  • challenges with the student organization’s ability to staff a large public event

Really?  Same venue, filled to capacity, and an actual demonstration within Filene Auditorium – the Dinesh D’Souza event held earlier.  Seems to be a very similar situation if just “staff a large public event” is taken word for word.

  • the College has requested that the Extremism in America panel be moved online

They did no such thing. They hijacked it over the protestations of the Dartmouth College Republicans. The latter were given absolutely no choice (I was in contact with them most of the night).  “Request”, to be precise, is an ask – the person of whom the ask is being made has the ability to say “no”.  Anna (and others, like Jim Alberghini) didn’t ask or request.  They decided.  Without consulting the College Republicans.

  • The event was not cancelled. The College has supported the event virtually.

That last sentence is trying to pass the nuance that the College Republicans had the complete support of Dartmouth College.  People who were on the ground know better.  For all of us that traveled for hours (and not a few people, either) it was canceled. There is NO quibbling about this.  If you came two or more hours, wait another (or two), you are already on your way home. You may not have received that torn off piece of paper with the URL for the virtual event, you were disenfranchised.  You were excluded (or in Leftist speech, only the favored are given “inclusive” status).

And lest I forget – “supported” is an attempt to further hide “hijacked”.  Miserable word choice because it tries to give the nuance that the College Republicans had made a decision to embrace the virtual event and didn’t care that many were turned away due to the decision of the Dartmouth Administration.

And next is where the Big Lie starts in:

  • …This decision aligns with Dartmouth’s policy on freedom of expression and dissent:

No, it followed their policy of giving into the Heckler’s Veto.

  • Freedom of expression and dissent are protected by Dartmouth regulations.

But not by actions. Regulations are nothing if not backed up in the spirit in which the regulations are written.  If their Rulebook was right in this regard, if they REALLY meant by their words, the physical event would have moved forward.  It did not.

In fact, and by their inaction, they sided with the Antifa online threat to deny the freedom of Speech of both the speakers and the College Republicans. And they did it with a smile.

  • …while at the same time recognizing that such freedom exists in the context of the law and in responsibility for one’s own actions.

No, not in the “context of Law” but by the black and white Letters of both the NH and US Constitution – and not once did Dartmouth College bring that foundational Right into view or context.  And the College Republicans were being responsible for their own actions; were they not, Anna Hall?  If they were not, please explain how they were not?  And to be frank, you’d be a master of Solipism if you think you can convince others that your sentence is valid AND truthful.

  • The exercise of these rights must not deny the same rights to any other individual.

So tell us all, Anna Hall, how is this sentence even relevant?  Again, how is Andy Ngo speaking to curious onlookers denying any kind of Right to anyone else?  How was the Dartmouth College Republicans holding an event where Andy Ngo and Gabe Nadales can exercise their enumerated Rights to Free Speech and Freedom of Expression?

No, it was Antifa who started the process of denying those God-given Rights (er, you DO remember God, yes? He WAS the reason why Dartmouth was founded, am I right?)  but it was Dartmouth that nailed that coffin shut by extending Antifa’s reach into the event.  There is no other explanation if you are going to base your argument on Rights.

  • The institution therefore both fosters and protects the rights of individuals to express dissent.

I can’t speak to the first part but a total fail by Dartmouth College on the second.  Dissent is fine – First Amendment. The use of Physical Threat to silence the Free Speech is not protected.

Yet, Dartmouth College protected the Threat made by Antifa and canceled the Speech of the College Republicans. Dartmouth College made sure that the Threat made by Antifa to shut down the event (and not necessarily to murder Andy Ngo) was carried out by – themselves.  Antifa wanted the event shutdown – Dartmouth College obliged them.

Sure, they are “boasting” that 177 got to the virtual event – but I’ll ask: how many of them were Antifa clogging up the available slots?

And the rest of us turned away by their underhanded method?

  • Protest or demonstration shall not be discouraged so long as neither force nor the threat of force is used

Snort.  That’s all – snort. Snicker works as well. Antifa threated physical force.

Dartmouth College caved into the threat.

In the end, only one thing is clear. If their RuleBook TRULY held, they would have manned up, police’d up, and made sure that the event was held in its original structure and showed the world that their stated value of protecting Free Speech was absolute.

It’s not. So what else is Dartmouth College willing to equivocate on? What other value is subject to be threatened and proven not to be a value at all?

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Mars Messes With M&M’s to Make them More Inclusive (See Also, for No Discernably Good Reason)

Granite Grok - Sat, 2022-01-22 01:00 +0000

MARS Inc is a massive global food giant with 40 billion in sales in 2020 with over 70 brands under management. They are massive, from food brands to pet food and pet care to confections. During the Pandemic, they increased sales by several billion, so why, WHY did they feel the need to do this to M&Ms.

Do what?

 

The brand just announced its multi-pronged approach to “creating a world where everyone feels they belong and society is inclusive,” and it apparently starts with makeovers for each of those colorful M&M’s characters that star in the brand’s popular commercials.

The candy company decided to give each of the six characters a “fresh, modern take” on their traditional look and “more nuanced personalities to underscore the importance of self-expression and power of community through storytelling.”

 

Pardon my French, but these are f**king M&Ms. What on the Candy god’s green earth do they mean by inclusive, nuanced, and modern?

 

A few brands managed by MARS Inc.

 

Before I go there, if you take a trip to the company website, well, they are your typical global corporate conglomerate. They pander to the environmental agenda. There is a patina of Wokeness, and – well, corporations are Collectivist by nature. Use capitalism to consume everything in your path and socialize it. Frame it in the context of your mission or worldview and keep it that way.

To quote Pinky and the Brain, the mission is to try and take over the world! Or at least your part of it. And MARS Inc is doing a fine job with products and services people appear to want and need.

So, why the makeover of a bag of candy and some cartoonish characters?

 

“M&M’S has long been committed to creating colorful fun for all, and this purpose serves as a more concrete commitment to what we’ve always believed as a brand: that everyone has the right to enjoy moments of happiness, and fun is the most powerful way to help people feel that they belong,” Cathryn Sleight, Chief Growth Officer at Mars Wrigley said in a press release.

 

As if M&Ms weren’t already fun? I guess not.

Remember when they made the Campbell’s Soup kids athletic? Those once cherubic children got sporty and healthy. Where are they now, you ask? Canceled long before Mia the Indian Maiden or Aunt Jemima.

So, what’s up with the Ms? Not that much, which is why I’m perplexed.

The female green M&M (remember green M&Ms?) lost the go-go boots and is now sporting sneakers. The only other female character (Brown) lost her stilettos for block heels. And at least one of the characters has mental health issues.

Of note, the orange M&M has officially acknowledged his anxiety and learned to “embrace his true self, worries and all.”

No Antifa M&Ms? I’m disappointed. How about one with a mask and a vaccine passport?

No?

Wait, there’s more!

The actual M&Ms will no longer be uniform sizes but different shapes and be sizes. Making them look different will make them more inclusive. You get that. More different equals more the same.

Amen! Dumbass.

The horizontally challenged kid who gets the bag with mostly bigger candies will be like, wow, these are a lot like me. I feel so much love right now. He’ll be so moved that he will trade a few with the tiny kid who got more minis. Imagine. Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion, too. Imagine all the people, Living life in peace… You…

It all makes sense to me.

In related news, TWIX candies, also owned by MARS Inc, will be making them different lengths because not all men are hung the same way. Did someone Snicker because those won’t be as firm as they once were (erectile dysfunction).

We want everyone to feel included. You know, because it’s not good enough just being candy. It needs to make a social statement.

No. No, it does not.

 

 

 

 

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Dartmouth College Erases a Young Female Republican by Canceling Her Andy Ngo event – Snarky Brush Off

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-01-21 23:30 +0000

I’m still shaking my head over this. Not only did I spend two hours getting up to Dartmouth, but I was told that the Andy Ngo event set up by Dartmouth College Republican VP Chloe Ezzo was canceled by the Dartmouth administration.

My role, as you know, was to bring our Livestream out of the COVID hiatus and broadcast the event at Chloe’s invitation.

I waited around for a couple of hours, and it turned out that the Administration had decided to cancel the physical event (Steve’s report here). I found out about the physical cancelation 10 minutes after I trekked up from the NH Lakes Region and had parked in the buildings back parking lot as I had called Chloe and asked “Where IS everyone”?

Such a look – using their Power Imbalance and just take control of a female’s event. Which had already been approved.

Jim Alberghini just muscled her aside from my standpoint – can that be called a case of toxic masculinity?  Hey, when in Rome, speak “Roman.” On a Leftist campus, speak their language as well (they generally don’t like conservatives doing that but hey, we’re just playing by THEIR rules that THEY set, right?).

To skip a few steps here (which I’ll get to later), I was allowed to walk into the building (after a Dartmouth vehicle had hit my truck while parked in the parking lot but more on that later in another post – I was able to drive home – albeit quite slowly) where there was “Jim” – Jim Alberghini (a Logistics dude). More on my encounter with him also later. He promptly handed me the below “flyer” and told me that since the event was going to be virtual and thus “your live streaming services are no longer needed; you may leave now“:

Like I was a mere child to be herded out into the cold to play?  It wasn’t just with me – as he was talking with others in the foyer, his tone and mannerism were similar to what was used on me – complete disdain, seemingly, for folks that were coming to participate in a Conservative event.  Smarmy, Condescending, self-righteous; I could go on, but now that’s the Dartmouth public face I will remember.  And, given the looks on the other folks, them too. “You may leave now.”

I wonder how many Conservative alumni donors will react to this?  Do I even have to guess?

My response was, “what, I’m now supposed to join the meeting at 65 MPH going down the highway”?  Even with that Chinese mask on, I could tell he was smiling (after two years of putting up with this, can’t we all?). Brushed off action complete, he waddled away back to the foyer to demand others leave as well (here’s another pic of him, presumably younger and much more fit – he’s turned into a stout little fellow, and I’m not talking about his physical appearance).

It turns out that a lot of folks in the front parking lot were also being handed this notice.  Amongst them were Liz Gabert (“Live with Liz” conservative radio talker) and long-time Conservative Kathleen Labonte who had waited over two hours to find out from me that it was a no-go. They relayed that others in the front parking lot were also given the notice.

I dryly note: what, Dartmouth College (the hedge fund ($6 billion in endowment) that also passes out degrees) can’t afford a decent set of scissors nor a sharp paper cutter?  Just had to rip’em in half?  Or was that just how you viewed those coming to a conservative event on a far-Left College ?(re: disdain)?

The Dartmouth Administration, may I point out, also LIED to everyone that got this ripped piece of paper. Note that it has the Dartmouth College Republicans Facebook logo on it.  I’ve been told that NONE of the DCRs knew about this flyer, didn’t know that the meeting was being handed a “fait accompli” – either do it our way or it’s NO way. It turned out that only 5 or 6 people were allowed into the “virtual meeting” room instead of the hundreds that were coming.  Many, like myself, from hours away, were told “you aren’t wanted here.”

Such a GREAT look for Dartmouth!  And this story is going to get told quite a bit because OTHER bloggers from OTHER sites were also supposed to be there and got turned away as well.  I know them – we’re talking.

And I’m betting that Laura Ingraham of Fox News and former Editor of what was then the conservative Dartmouth Review would love this story – we’re working on that now as well as I type (we know people).

ALL because the Spineless bureaucrats (and, seemingly, Conservative hating and were just LOOKING for a reason to get this thing canceled) decided to take advantage and join forces with the Heckler’s Veto:

In the United States, a heckler’s veto is a situation in which a party who disagrees with a speaker’s message is able to unilaterally trigger events that result in the speaker being silenced.

In the legal sense, a heckler’s veto occurs when the speaker’s right is curtailed or restricted by the government in order to prevent a reacting party’s behavior. The common example is the termination of a speech or demonstration in the interest of maintaining the public peace based on the anticipated negative reaction of someone opposed to that speech or demonstration.

The term heckler’s veto was coined by University of Chicago professor of law Harry Kalven.[1][2] Colloquially, the concept is invoked in situations where hecklers or demonstrators silence a speaker without intervention of the law.

In this case, it wasn’t the Government but Dartmouth College.  Antifa laid the trap by threatening Ngo’s life (which, as Steve pointed out, they’ve been doing for years) online (Reddit). Even with a heavy law enforcement presence, the bureaucrats couldn’t find it within themselves to man up and stand up against these kinds of threats.

I also observed that there were NONE of the Black Bloc folks anywhere to be found near the building – they didn’t have to be, and they COUNTED on Dartmouth caving in like a poorly printed diploma.

So I think that the Communications Department of Dartmouth is going to have a bunch of problems coming at them. Dartmouth ticked a LOT of folks off, including a lot of bloggers.  So, VP Justin Anderson, what will your response be?

Remember, GraniteGrok’s reach is far larger online than even the Union Leader here in NH – and I have friends at the national level as well.

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Should New Hampshire Do What Nebraska is Doing?

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-01-21 22:00 +0000

The dearth of outrage from medical professionals over health care policy mismanaged by politicians and health departments is a result of fear. Not fear of COVID but fear of speaking against the political narrative. Licensing boards have silenced them with threats of pulling their licenses.

We’ve seen some of that in the daylight, but most of it is behind closed doors. The result is a significant number of health care professionals going along to get along because openly objecting could end their careers.

Either the state, licensing bureaus, their employers (Hospitals or health networks), or third parties could make their lives miserable up to and including being unable to practice in the state. But not in Nebraska.

 

In Nebraska, they value freedom of speech for doctors and other healthcare providers

If you are a doctor, you can prescribe ivermectin to a patient and you will not have your license to practice medicine revoked. Yes, that was not a typo.

The reason is due to a provision in Nebraska law that makes the Medical Boards accountable to the Attorney General’s office. The Boards can’t revoke a license without the AG’s consent.

 

Nebraska, at least in this instance, is fulfilling its only proper duty, protecting the rights of its citizens even if it means protecting them from themselves.

And while referring all such cases to the AG is no guarantee things will be better, that might be worse, it opens up the process to not so much litigation but discussion.

I’m not sure if we have any such protection here in the Granite State. I know that the government, at least the executive and judicial branches, has abrogated its responsibility to protect our rights. COVID proved that when the courts said yes, the Governor could suspend the constitution.

No. No, he can’t. The legislature cannot give him the authority any more than a judge in another branch of state government can do it. But they did it. It’s not a power you’d give to Donald Trump, right Dems? Therefore, it is not suitable for any human being regardless of party and without some immediate remedy in the form of a check or balance.

Yes, the NH Legislature could overturn an emergency order, but they’d have to be in session to do that, and when not in session, you need the Governor to call an emergency session. There may be another way, but my memory escapes me. Whatever the deal, a significant number of elected officials at every level and many others failed the COVID test.

The right of medical professionals to speak out against treatment plans was one of the most offensive.

Government cannot exist to protect rights if it refuses to do that.

In Nebraska, at least, while not a perfect solution, they’ve placed a check between arbitrary abuse by boards and (in this case) the right to free speech by medical professionals. A circumstance we never really considered or spent much time pondering until the COVID Cult turned its sinister gaze upon us.

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NH Bill Would Prohibit Banks from Using Social Credit Scores

Granite Grok - Fri, 2022-01-21 20:30 +0000

Social Credit Scores are institutionalized discrimination. The Left loves them, so  New Hampshire House Bill 1469 tries to get ahead of the downward curve. It would prohibit banks and other financial institutions from engaging in discriminatory practices.

For years the progs have been using money funneled to activist groups to intimidate businesses into engaging in desired practices. The 2008 housing bubble burst directly reflected that in parallel with Democrat policy and pressure campaigns.

They likewise use it to hamper commerce or individuals with political differences. The most recent example is the Pillow Guy. Mike Lindell’s business is under attack from the Left as they go after his retailers and now his financial institutions. The goal is to make it impossible for him to do business.

Destroying thousands of jobs or investment potential and growth in other areas does not concern them. You make sure people see you ruin someone as a lesson to others. The Social Credit score system is this activism 24/7/369. It exists to keep people in line by labeling them based on everyday decisions that satisfy regime mandates.

The better you are at doing what you are told, the better your score, the more potential you have for privileges. Like, not getting disappeared in the night or denied loans, food, help from the government, or a job.

It’s totalitarian.

The social credit system, also known as the Ranking System, is a means to assign a rating value to individuals based on their compliance with social and political expectations. It rates whether or not people are good or bad citizens. It then rewards or punishes individuals based on their behavior.

 

HB1469 attempts to read the goat entrails and intercede before anyone thinks it would be an excellent way to punish or reward Granite Staters.

 

1  Declaration of Purpose. The General Court hereby finds and declares that practice of discrimination against any New Hampshire inhabitants (individuals, associations and companies) through use of their social credit or environmental, social justice, and governmental score is a matter of state concern, that discrimination based on such scores not only threatens the rights and proper privileges of New Hampshire inhabitants but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state and threatens the peace, order, health, safety and general welfare of the state and its inhabitants.

2  New Subparagraph; Bank and Credit Union Regulatory and Enforcement; Prohibited Acts.  Amend RSA 383-A:7-701 by inserting after subparagraph (f) the following new subparagraph:

(g)(1)  All banks and other financial institutions doing business in the state of New Hampshire, either directly or through the use of an outside contractor, shall not discriminate against, nor advocate for or cause adverse treatment of, any citizen or business in their business practices based on subjective or arbitrary standards such as social media posts; participation or membership in any clubs, associations, or unions, etc.; political affiliation; employer; or other social credit, environmental, social, and governance, or similar values-based or impact criteria.  No provision of this law shall interfere with a bank’s or other financial institution’s ability to discontinue or refuse to conduct business with an individual account holder or potential customer when such action is necessary for the physical safety of its employees.

 

Under the totalitarianism required to operate this sort of thing, what you actually do or don’t is immaterial. The bureaucratic or ruling class can mess with your score at will and for any reason. It can and will improve some scores and lower others based entirely on the will of those with that power.

Being the perfect slave comes with no guarantees, and efforts to prevent the normalization of these schemes in any sector are (IMO) essential to preserving liberty and individual rights.

And yes, they should be unnecessary in America. Still, after the Left’s open embrace of chemical modification verification documents (vaccine passports) for access to public places, every form of tyranny is on the table.

The legislation had its first hearing on Wednesday. If you’d like to submit written testimony to the committee, you can do that by emailing @HouseCommerceCommittee@leg.state.nh.us.

Please reference the Bill number and be brief and polite. Less will get you a lot more in circumstances like this.

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