The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • November 27 • 2021

Vol.XIII • No.XLVII

Manchester, N.H.

CDC Forced to Admit That Natural Immunity Works

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 14:30 +0000

As I am sure you know, the CDC has been telling us that even if you have had COVID you should still get a “vaccine.” In other words, what the CDC has been telling us is that there is no such thing as “natural immunity” (immunity acquired from an actual infection) to COVID.

Well … the CDC received a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request back in September that essentially said “put up or shut up” … that is, show us all the evidence you have that there is no natural immunity to COVID.

Read the CDC’s response … the CDC admitted that is has no —zero-nada-zilch— evidence that there is no natural immunity to COVID. In other words, the CDC admitted, albeit implicitly, that there is no need to be vaccinated against COVID if you have had COVID … because if you have had COVID your natural immunity protects you from being reinfected with COVID.

 

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So Much for “Public Health” – Excess Deaths From All Causes Have Risen 40-50 Percent

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 13:00 +0000

I have a message for ‘Liberty-Hesitant’ Democrats. You know the ones. They are reluctant, fearful, even prone to spreading conspiracy theories about the negative benefits of Liberty.

That totalitarian-like top-down control is better for individuals and the public in general.

Recent data continues to debunk the theory.

In the name of public health, you supported or implemented policy choices under the notion that they were better for people. Better for their overall health and wellbeing. Lockdowns, quarantines, closing businesses, closing schools, manipulating every corner of daily life.

You micro-managed everything, from who could get health care, to products people could buy, to health care access, even mandating (or at least strong-arming people into getting) an invasive pharmaceutical treatment.

All in the name of protecting others. In the name of “public health.” So, how’s that working out?

All-Cause mortality in 2021 has risen 40-50% over 2020 levels.

 

In 29 countries in Europe, excess mortality in the last four months for people age 15-44 is running at nearly double what it was in 2020. For age 45-65 it is more than 50% higher, and age 65-74 some 40% higher. This is despite (or because of?) vaccination rates of at least 70% across Europe. In the USA, all-cause excess mortality is about 50% higher (so far) than 2020, but for people age 25-44 and 45-64 it is about 85% higher; for people under 25 excess mortality is nearly double last year.

 

After 43 weeks, the US has counted 362,067 excess deaths. That’s 118, 363 more than the pandemic year of 2020, or an increase of 48.56%.

I’m not blaming it on the vaccine specifically, though we know there have been a significant number of deaths caused by the secret sauce. I’m blaming all of it—the political response in its entirety. The do-goodery politicians swore was meant to protect us.

To save us.

We know that millions of Americans were prevented from regular checkups or other forms of medical surveillance. That there were long-term public health consequences both in mortality and quality of life. The policymakers didn’t care.

We know that the lockdowns and distance learning resulted in a significant rise in suicidal ideation and suicides. Experts soft-peddled and pandered but then created a federal suicide hotline.

Every warning was ignored, suppressed, sold as a conspiracy theory, or labeled as a product of ignorance. We were anti-maskers and vaccine-hesitant.

Talk about covid chickens coming home to roost.

The expert’s COVID policies, in the name of public health, are proving to be some of the most dangerous to public health in modern history.

Another reason why, for those of you who are liberty-hesitant, that we must continue to distrust government. Not necessarily because we think it has some sinister global plan (though it may).  But because it is lousy at almost everything.

If more people dropping dead due to their policy choices – sold as saving lives – isn’t proof, then your not Liberty hesitant; you are a liberty denier.

And you’re continued support for these policies and remedies is killing people.

 

HT | Toby Rogers/Substack

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The Nashua Legal Offices Abuse of Seniors

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 11:30 +0000

Senior citizen newcomers to Nashua filed an abatement on their 2016 residential property assessment believing the assessment unfair. The City denied it. The couple appealed to the Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) and lost the decision.

The folks did not understand the NH appeal process and did not present the required evidence to win the appeal.  However, the BTLA kept the door open and would not rule in favor of the city on several points.

With the release of the 2018 assessments, once again, the couple believed the assessment, set at $535,000 was incorrect. The property owner filed a 2018 abatement and determined the market value should be $485,000. Once again, the board of Assessors denies their abatement. An appeal was filed to the BTLA.

During this time, the BTLA ordered the City of Nashua to a hearing and opened a docket to “investigate concerns regarding the legality and proportionality of the City’s assessments. The Board’s concerns arise, in part, from a property tax appeal: Corazzini v. City of Nashua, BTLA docket No. 28712-16PT (September 13, 2018)…” This is the property issue of this article.

The legal office paid Horizon Associates to provide a written appraisal for this property. The appraiser determined that the market value was $495,000 very close to Corazzini’s abatement market value of $485,000. The assessment should be $463,000, not $535,000. This would reduce the property tax bill by over $1500.

The assessors, according to written office policy, are to mediate and negotiate residential property appeals. This light-duty work does not require the use of City Attorneys. However, Attorney Bolton and Attorney Leonard snagged this appeal, harassing the elderly couple, ensuring they would not be treated fairly. The attorneys repeatedly demanded entry to the home for an inspection, an unprecedented request not required by law. The couple refused entry to the City Attorneys. When the couple was called in to mediate, the city did not disclose the paid appraisal.

The couple was unaware that their market value was very close to the appraiser’s market value. Attorney Bolton was not willing to correct the property to fair value. Instead, he hoodwinked the elderly couple, keeping the property over-assessed and pocketing $1000 of their fair refund.  The assessment is now at $510,000 rather than  $463,000.

Attorney Bolton’s win at any cost mentality is unethical, has no place in determining property equity, and wastes taxpayer dollars. Most seniors on fixed incomes watch their money closely. Gaming 80-year-old people on their tax bills is not cause to celebrate.

We just finished a busy campaign season where the Mayor championed a charter change believing the Police Department needed to be under his control and subject to his personal agenda. Fortunately, this failed. Given the Mayor’s personal agenda to sic attorneys on citizens, perhaps we should focus on a campaign to reduce funding to the Nashua legal office and closely consider the powers given to our Mayor.

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BCRC November Meeting – NH State Rep Tim Baxter also makes his pitch to go to Congress

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 02:30 +0000

As with Matt Mowers and Karoline Leavitt, Tim Baxter is seeking to be the Republican nominee to take on US Congressman Chris Pappas and put the latter into retirement. While not the keynote speaker this time, I am taking that this is a taste of a longer speech in the future:

 



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84 Reasons New Hampshire Should Be Independent

Foundation for N.H. Independence - Sat, 2021-11-13 01:28 +0000
  1. Without the federal income tax, we’d each save around $25,000/year right off the bat.
  2. The IRS is corrupt, tyrannical, and about to grow by 80,000 employees and billions of dollars. Years ago, they were caught targeting conservatives. Now, they are surely much more polarized and hateful against us. I could live without them.
  3. The ATF is extremely anti-gun. They have been one of the biggest reasons that federal gun control laws have grown increasingly strict. The ATF passes laws and bypasses Congress. Once the murderous criminal, Dave Chipman is confirmed as the new ATF director, things will get much worse. I could live without the ATF. Once we divorce DC by declaring independence from the union, the ATF will no longer have jurisdiction over us. 
  4. The CDC is out of control, and the agency will only ever grow more tyrannical. This was before corona-fascism made the CDC into the most harmful agency to liberty of all 400 illegal executive agencies. By the way, did you know that the CDC took legal ownership over every rental property in the united states?
  5. I don’t trust the president to run my life or to do anything that could impact me. I have around 28 trillion reasons for distrusting that corrupt, evil, demented sociopath. 
  6. I don’t trust Congress to run my life. They have proven time and again that they support authoritarian socialism. Even with majorities in the House and the Senate and even with Trump in the White House, Congress did nearly nothing to expand liberty. But they did pass many laws that violated my natural rights. 
  7. The federal government benefits from terribly untrustworthy elections, such as the one in 2020. Once the bill passes into law, all elections in the united states will be required to abide by the same insane rules that caused us all to doubt the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
  8. It is very likely that within a few years, DC will be a state, complete with two more hardcore socialist Senators. The Democrats will control the Senate forever.
  9. If you aren’t a big fan of sobriety checkpoints, you’ll be happy to learn that they are federally funded. Once we divorce the feds, it’s unlikely that any local police dept. will spend the money on the checkpoints. 
  10. If you aren’t a big fan of immigration checkpoints, you’ll be happy to learn that they are federally funded and/or conducted. Once we divorce the feds, it’s unlikely that any local police dept. will spend the money on the checkpoints. 
  11.  Local cops only use tanks, drones, BEARcats, and other aggressive military gear against us because the feds give them those toys. Once we cut ties with DC, our local cops will return to their proper role as peace officers instead of acting as soldiers against us.
  12. One of the reasons that Dictator Sununu locked us down and derailed our economy involved pressure and money from DC encouraging him to do so. 
  13. If you don’t like being forced to pay for the DC politicians to wage futile endless wars in dozens of countries all over the world while veterans, women, and babies in our own communities starve on the streets, it means you want to separate from DC. 
  14. If you are ready to give up on the war on drugs and stop sending cops to homes to punish people for consuming a plant, separating from DC is the first step you must take. DC politicians STILL consider cannabis a schedule one top-tier dangerous substance that is 100% illegal to possess. 
  15. Do you love it when cops steal your property (car, house, money, guns, etc.) without convicting you of a crime? Well, federal law allows law enforcement to seize any property that could be involved in a past, present, or even future crime. And the feds have ‘extended’ that authority to state and local cops. Once we sever ties with DC, cops in NH lose the power of civil asset forfeiture.
  16. If you ever wondered why bad cops almost never receive any punishment, you should know that ‘qualified immunity’ is a federal doctrine. Without DC, local cops become much more accountable to their neighbors.
  17. The millions of federal regulations cost businesses 2 trillion dollars each year in lost productivity. Once we divorce DC, our businesses will truly be able to unleash their creativity, making New Hampshire more prosperous than we could ever imagine.
  18. Who should decide whether NH accepts illegal aliens or Afghan refugees? Biden and Pelosi or our governor and legislature?
  19. Are you tired of being ruled by nine lawyers in long black robes who live in DC and have the power of Gods? If five out of the nine rule a certain way, that becomes the law for all 330,000,000 people in the united states.  
  20. The federal reserve and DC politicians have overseen a decline in 99% of the US dollar’s purchasing power over the past century.
  21. DC politicians have run up a debt of 28 trillion dollars and counting. And they claim that you and I are responsible for it. 
  22. Nearly every politician has ambitions and eventually wishes to be sent to DC. This affects nearly every decision they make. Once DC is no longer in their minds, they will focus on what is most important: you.
  23. Federal law enforcement (including the FBI) have shown themselves to be thoroughly corrupt. Even conservative commentators like Dan Bongino have called for their abolition. A few months ago, the FBI and other federal cops came to New Hampshire and violently kidnapped six of my friends. They are charging them with crimes that could result in them spending the remainder of their lives in federal prison. Their excuse? That my friends committed some victimless crimes by using and selling cryptocurrency. Once we leave DC, that will never happen again. 
  24. Want a suppressor so that you can save your hearing? They are only illegal because the feds prohibit them. Without the feds, NH would be totally free, and you could put a suppressor on your SBR without any worries. 
  25. Are you worried about increasingly strict EPA restrictions on vehicles, houses, and everything else? Once we divorce DC, they will have no jurisdiction over us.
  26. Are you sick of random federal judges issuing injunctions that overrule actual laws passed by Congress or state legislatures? An independent NH would not have to worry one bit about federal judges.
  27. The DC politicians are destroying the once-mighty American military. Their current secretary of defense and commander-in-chief continually insist that the #1 priority for their military is pleasing LGBT individuals. An independent New Hampshire could have a military with a top priority of defending us against hostile militaries. As it should be.
  28. Have you accumulated a respectable net worth? Soon, the federal government will tax your net worth each year in addition to all of the other taxes. 
  29. The US Congress literally does not represent you or me.
  30. The federal government hates you. Especially if you are white. 
  31. Multiple federal court rulings have declared that the first amendment does not protect any speech that is insulting, especially towards a government agent. 
  32. Right now, even policies that you think are set by state lawmakers are really controlled by the feds via extortion. 
  33. If the thought of Pelosi’s Capitol Police Force growing worries you …. You might support NH independence from DC. 
  34. If you would rather have your highway taxes spent on highways … You might be a NHexiter.
  35. Do you think that Facebook and Twitter are too powerful and too damaging to liberty? Federal law grants them effective immunity from lawsuits while also granting them the power to manipulate content. They get to act as both a publisher and a platform, whichever suits them at the moment. 
  36. If you support sound, free-market money like gold and silver (and crypto) ….You already support NHexit. It’s only a matter of time before the feds ban them.
  37. If you are afraid that Donald Trump might become President again …. You just might be a NHexiter.
  38. If you are afraid that Kamala Harris might become President…. You just might be a NHexiter.
  39. If you think that Title IX is a major reason that free speech and due process in colleges were destroyed, you support NHexit.
  40. If you believe that boys should not have a free pass to the girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, you support NH independence. 
  41. If you can’t count the billions of federal laws….you might support independence.
  42. The FDA hurts and kills patients by stifling innovation and preventing people from using medications until the FDA spends decades of time and billions of dollars approving them.
  43. Cutting ties with DC would immediately and drastically cut prices and improve the availability of drugs like epinephrine, insulin, loperamide, and many others. 
  44. DC politicians use the federal department of education to brainwash your children to hate freedom. Once we are independent, that goes away.
  45. The federal government believes that showing online ads to specific cohorts is a crime.
  46. If you are not comfortable with the REAL ID becoming a dystopian federal identification card, you might be an NHexit supporter.  
  47. Support in Congress for a magazine ban is getting very close to a majority. In a few years, your magazines will be federally illegal. 
  48. Once their massive gun control passes Congress, every firearm will be effectively illegal. Hope you’re ready to turn in your guns to the feds! You are a patriot and not a criminal, so you’d never violate federal law, right? 
  49. It is very likely that Congress (or federal regulators) ban armor plates for all civilians very soon. Hope you’re ready to turn in your plates!
  50. Even the best ‘conservatives’ in DC are working with Bloomberg to take away your guns.
  51. Technically speaking…the federal government should not exist anymore. 
  52. Federal judges have ruled that police have no legal obligation to protect you. 
  53. The federal government thinks it can take your property by force, as long as it plans to use the property for anything that could benefit the government, including giving your property to companies like Pfizer. Without DC, states and localities have no power of eminent domain (AKA theft of property).
  54. Federal politicians from Biden to McConnell and everyone in between consistently sell us out to oligarchs like Putin and Xi to enrich themselves. 
  55. We can’t take power back from Congress, even with a Convention of States.
  56. The DC politicians incentivize single motherhood and discourage employment. 
  57. If you don’t believe that global warming is the biggest threat to our lives, you should not be in the same union as DC, the federal government, and the other states. 
  58. If you don’t appreciate being spied on by the NSA and other creepy DC agents and politicians, you should consider divorcing them. 
  59. If you don’t want to support the Taliban by providing them with money and military weapons and helicopters, you should leave the union and stop paying federal taxes. 
  60. The federal government considers people guilty until proven innocent – the opposite of how it was supposed to be. Peaceful protesters have been receiving punishments in prison for months despite never being convicted. If you support due process, you support NHexit.
  61. The federal TSA regularly violates our natural rights, despite literally missing 95% of actual threats. 
  62. DC politicians maintain a horrifically managed ‘no-fly list’, which mistakenly puts many people (including babies) onto the list, preventing them from flying. It’s also nearly impossible to get off of the list. 
  63. Conservatives from Candace Owens to Matt Walsh have spoken in support of state independence from DC. 
  64. Federal government leaders believe that if you don’t wear all the masks they recommend and if you don’t get all of the vaccines they recommend, you are just like the Taliban suicide bombers. 
  65. DC politicians prohibit beneficial pipelines that would have been amazing for our national security and economy while simultaneously supporting pipelines for nations that are hostile to us. 
  66. Who is arming the violent Mexican drug cartels? Federal agents from DC!
  67. The federal government has kidnapped innocent Japanese people and put them in concentration camps. New Hampshire has never done that. And they couldn’t ever do that. Because we all have lots of guns. 
  68. The US government banned firearms and ammunition from Russia. New Hampshire would never do that.
  69. The US government puts many kids in cages at the border. New Hampshire would handle immigration in a much more sensible and humane way. 
  70. Things will literally never change for the better. Even with Trump in the White House and Republicans controlling Congress and the SCOTUS, freedom only diminished and tyranny continued to grow.
  71. New Hampshire citizens are the hardest workers and earn the most money, which is demonstrated by our continent-leading median household income. We don’t need DC politicians to be wealthy.
  72. New Hampshire is the freest state. Nearly all of our issues are caused by federal laws. Once we are independent, we will be almost 100% free to live as we please!
  73. New Hampshire is the safest state. We don’t need DC or other states bringing violence to our peaceful paradise. 
  74. Half of the people in the united states believe that Biden was legitimately elected and that Republicans are all traitors, while the other half believes that Biden lost the election and progressives are traitors. How could one country be united if its people hate each other so much? 
  75. The DC politicians now feel so entitled to infinite power that they essentially ban medications that could help treat COVID, such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. 
  76. DC politicians are so arrogant that they no longer feel the need to pass legislation in Congress; they now use executive orders to pass new laws, including the most recent one forcing all private companies in the united states with over 100 employees to vaccinate their employees or test them for COVID weekly. This will affect 80 million employees. If you don’t want DC sociopaths coming between you and your employer (or you and your doctor), you support independence. 
  77. When conservative states began having success treating COVID with monoclonal antibodies Biden and DC politicians began to BLOCK the life-saving treatments from getting to pro-freedom anti-Biden states like Alabama and Florida, potentially causing people to die.
  78. DC politicians have made it clear that they will continue to prioritize foreign nationals and illegal immigrants over American citizens like you and me.
  79. On the other hand, DC politicians have made it very clear that Cuban immigrants are not welcome here (because they tend to vote for freedom and against communism). 
  80. The IRS is now going to monitor every bank account with over $600 in it so that they can tax all people who make any money in any way. Those who receive more than $600 in PayPal transactions in a year will also be subject to taxation, according to experts. Peaceful separation solves this IRS issue because the IRS would no longer have any jurisdiction over us. 
  81. When NH adopted federal food laws, it made selling mushrooms illegal, among many other prohibitions. Now, the only way to make it legal for anyone in NH to sell mushrooms is to create more regulation requiring ‘licenses’, which is somewhat counterproductive. The only other way to make mushrooms legal in NH would be to sever ties with DC. 
  82. The Dictator nominated an actual Soviet communist to be the comptroller of the currency. If you don’t want your country’s financial system to be run by an avowed communist, you support separation from DC.  
  83. On 10/8/21, the preliminary deal on a GLOBAL tax on businesses was officially agreed to. A total of 136 countries have signed onto the measure, guaranteeing that they will work together to stomp out businesses seeking to evade taxes by implementing at least a 15% tax on them, no matter where they come from. Once New Hampshire becomes a self-governing state, its low (or absent) tax on business could attract so much business to the state that it could cause the biggest economic boom in world history. 
  84. OSHA implemented a vaccine mandate for nearly every worker in the united states. It is extremely unlikely that an individual could beat this in federal courts or via federal legislation. Separating from the union is actually the more practical way to nullify this mandate.

 

 

 

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COVID19 – Comparing the ‘Fear Year (2020)’ to the ‘Jab Year (2021)’

Granite Grok - Sat, 2021-11-13 01:00 +0000

October was our 20th month of COVID. Ten months were in the fear year, 2020; ten months the injection year 2021. Jabs began mid-December, 2020.

In the USA, as of October 31, 2021, there were 768,920 deaths with COVID in 20 months (wordometers.info/coronavirus). The death count as of December 31, 2020, was 346,790.

There were 422,130 deaths with COVID in 10 months of the injection year 2021. This is a 15% INCREASE in deaths though we spent more than $3.5 trillion dollars on COVID mitigation.

New Hampshire did better, fear year 827 – jab year 770 a 9% decrease, still a pathetic result.

Cheshire County, where I live, had 7 in 2020 and 42 in 2021 as of 10/31 (six times as many!!!); law enforcement should investigate this, IMHO.

The USA, with less than 5% of the world population, had 51% of the world’s active cases, on 10/31/21. Why?

Never a medical professional of any sort, my best guess as a statistician and careful observer (MIT mathematics graduate 1973, Columbia Business School MBA 1991, former actuary) is: 1) too many tests with too many false positives, 2) systemic medical malpractice, 3) a “vaccine” that does significantly more harm than good, and 4) rampant corruption, greed, and fear – irresponsibility, cowardice, and dishonesty.

COVID is far less dangerous than most people think.

No one in NH under 20 years old has died with COVID in that 20 months. Yet we have “vaccine” mandates in some colleges, and Sununu and others are going after the 5-to-11 year-olds.

On April 29th, 2021, at the Governor’s press conference, Beth Daly of NH DHSS told us that only “one or maybe two” (out of 1303 then) had died in New Hampshire with COVID if under age 65 with no comorbidities.

Two state senators from Oregon, Kim Thatcher, and Dennis Linthicum, have formally requested the DOJ to impanel a grand jury focused on CDC and FDA statistical fraud and criminality.

They composed this refreshingly clear and informative document:

 

Exhibit-A-Formal-Grand-Jury-Petition-Synopsis

 

Weekly, new revelations emerge challenging the “COVID vaccine, as safe and effective.”

 

VRBPAC-10-26-21 presentation to FDA

 

For the big picture, see videos by Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Lee Merritt and/or read GraniteGrok.com. To take action join riseupnh.org and rebuildnh.com. For health, advice try aapsonline.org.

 

 

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BCRC November Meeting – NH Voter Integrity Group and my commentary. Mea Culpa

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 23:45 +0000

At the end of the November Belknap County Republican Committee November meeting, a lady by the name of Melody Fitts stood up to announce a VIG event on the 19th (It was also clear there was another lady sitting in another part of the audience that was associated with this group but I never caught her name).  Melody took advantage of the “last call for new business” to use the BCRC’s time to promote an event for the NH VIG without first seeking permission from the Executive Committee . She informed the attendees with details such as to date, time, location, and speakers that was totally unaligned with what the BCRC does.

Full Disclosure – I am running a series of posts here at GraniteGrok concerning the NH VIG founders, Marylyn and Albert Todd, over this same ad / flyer. I refused to publish it and made it clear as to why that was my decision. They refused to accept that answer.  With respect to the BCRC Wednesday night, one of the speakers called me out of the blue wanting to know what was going on with the Todds and the NHVIG event based on my posts.

So I stood up and asked for recognition after Ms Fitts finished and relayed that Seth Kesel and I had talked and that my impression was that he was no longer going to attend. It was also my impression that he was going to be calling the other two speakers.

Thursday morning I saw the email from Mr. Kesel that he WAS attending the event contra my impression. Thus, I gave out bad information at the BCRC meeting. I have always maintained that there will be times I will get things wrong – once cannot write over 16,000 posts and be 100% correct. I make it clear that when one of my writers get something wrong, correct it.

I hold myself to the same standard. I got this one wrong.  I am sorry that my impression was wrong and I apologize to the BCRC Executive Committee and the other BCRC attendees Wednesday night for using it.

Here is the snippet at the tail end of the meeting:



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Most Vaccinated State Continues to See Record Positive Cases.

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 23:30 +0000

Let’s get this out of the way. They’re still blaming the rise in cases on the unvaccinated. Even in Vermont, the most Jabbed State in the union, which is at an all-time one-day high for positive tests.

May I make a suggestion?

It’s not the first time I’ve made it, but maybe you missed that. Stop testing people. Your cases will drop to zero literally overnight. The cost of testing and surveillance will also plummet.

You can stop pouring money into those lousy vaccines that don’t even work. People could go back to thinking about the flu as if it were akin to a head cold instead of half-step below Ebola or the bubonic thing; what’s it called, oh THE PLAGUE!

This is none of those things, but the PR team has marketing goals, and Vermont is totally the best at The Jab. They are testing the crap out of everyone. The result is this.

Related: The Most Vaccinated State in the US Has Record Positive COVID Cases and They Have No Clue Why

 

 

Florida,  the COVID equivalent of the Anti-Christ, has one of the lowest case rates per 100,000 in the nation while Vermont, a left-wing COVID Karen Paradise, with record numbers of vaccinated, has the opposite problem.

Vermont is sparsely populated. Florida, not so much.

According to the state, 91% of Vermonters have had at least one does. Over 81% are fully vaccinated.

Here’s Vermont.

 

Here’s Florida

 

 

 

 

Florida is 59% vaccinated, with 68% receiving one dose.

If they vaccinate too many more people, they might start to look like Vermont.

Oh, they may need to add some mask mandates and other pointless junk. And, when the cases spike, remember to blame it on the unvaccinated.

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OSHA Wants Workplace Snitches to Help it Enforce the Biden Vaccine Mandate

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 22:00 +0000

While Employers with 100 or more employees decide who to fire to get down to 99, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is moving forward with plans to enforce its private business vaccine mandate.

OSHA openly admits that they will need snitches inside businesses to tell them if their employers follow the mandate. Call them whistleblowers or STASI informers; these are the people you’d wish you’d fired before the mandate begins.

Academic at this point, you say. True. A Federal Judge blocked enforcement until the court cases have their day. But Biden has suggested employers enforce it anyway. And they will try. And you will have rats on your ship.

OSHA will also, just spitballing here, use that as a reason to come in and look for any violation they can make stick even if the pain and suffering are no more than the process. Disruptions, paperwork, legal fees. That’s how tyrants get it done.

The mere threat of such intrusion might make you decide to enforce a Vax mandate even where one does not exist.

Not everyone will want to comply.

Some number of employees will leave, or you’ll have to fire them for noncompliance.

In the end, federal mandate or not, employers who impose a vaccine mandate will be forcing those who stay to do the work of those since gone.

Because of Bidinflation, they will likely be doing it for the same pay. This will, in turn, lead to more shedding of staff that move to employers who are also (likely) understaffed and paying better. To job creators less inclined toward vaccine tyranny.

They may even form their own schools, health care practices, or business to tap into the resources abandoned by the vaccine oligarchy at least until the feds start pressuring banks to lock down loans and credit for those who refuse to comply.

It’ll happen.

Welfare, food stamps, any free ride must inevitably meet the vaccine hammer and sickle. It’s the only good reason to create all those dependents. Remember, the Kool-Aid only “Works” if everyone drinks it.

Yes, even those untested illegals will have to line up, and that’s why they all get the free s**t. Easier to track them down.

And that all sucks but none of this is possible unless the Feds successfully build a permanent culture in which enforcement of unconstitutional edicts succeeds in its ability to convince Americans to rat each other out.

We already know they will; that’s how we got COVID Karens.

 

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Governor Sununu – You Need to Stop Advocating Workplace Discrimination

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 20:30 +0000

Chris Sununu wants to be John Lynch. Lynch was a 4-term Democrat governor of New Hampshire of decidedly squishy construction. Sununu is running for that 4th term, and he’s already squishy and in the same direction as Lynch.

Lynch sold himself as the affable moderate Democrat but was easily pressured by the left to abandon his priorities to give them key legislative victories.

Sununu is styled as the affable moderate Republican – who is easily pressured by the left to abandon his own party’s priorities to give Democrats key legislative victories. For Dems who want to argue, he’s pro LGBT, abortion, federal money (with strings), he’s #woke and into diversity and equity commissions, and – if the abusive onslaught of Maggie’s ads is any indication – shares identical small business priorities with Democrat Senator Hassan.

4th Time’s The…what?

His excellency has announced, this past week, that he is not going to challenge US Senator Maggie Hassan for the job of Junior delegate seat-warmer, so those ads may begin to taper off. I guess we can thank him for that, but not this.

He insists that it is not the State’s place – his place – to tell private businesses what to do. This is dishonest for hundreds of reasons we’ve covered. The state meddles and meddled with private business to excess before COVID.

At the top of the list is discrimination.

The State claims to have established a public interest in preventing businesses from discriminating against qualified prospective or existing employees. You can’t refuse to hire and retain suitable personnel based on age, sex, race, gender orientation, creed, or a wide range of physical handicaps or pre-existing medical conditions including being a “woman” with a penis or a “man” without one.

But it is acceptable to terminate their employment if the handicap is an objection to experimental pharmacological treatments for COVID19. Injections that are guilty of false advertising. Inoculations that, despite your objections, will have to be repeated (almost indefinitely given that the booster is just more of the same failed serum).

Shots that have been known to harm, handicap, and kill at record-setting numbers.

As far as Chris Sununu is concerned, in the name of Public Health, the State has no business there.

Competent citizens should be fired for refusing THAT vaccine. Not the dozen or so that are typical in America from birth to the age of majority. Employers need not care about those. But the COVID Vax, the least efficacious, that’s the redline.

Because it’s a virus that 99.8% of working-age residents in the state need not fear.

Let’s discriminate against them. That’s his position.

And that’s a problem, and forget whitey. There are women, gays, and minorities, people of diverse color and backgrounds, who do not want or need The Jab. By refusing to protect them, you set the table for discrimination by other means. They are losing their jobs because of you, Governor.

That should be Chris Sununu’s legacy, especially now that he has come out against the Biden vaccine mandate … for private businesses.

I’ll protect you from the Feds on vaccine mandates, well, this one at least, but not from anyone else.

That’s all for show. He doesn’t mean it. That goes for his status as a registered Republican as well. It’s a facade.

He’s not a Democrat, that’s true. They’d have had us locked down indefinitely, masked outdoors, and taxed and regulated into submission. But settling for less is not more.

Republicans are the only party we currently have that claims to care about Constitutions—those devices whose sole purpose is to explain how the government exists to protect our individual rights. But, as we can see clearly, Mr. Sununu, a Republican, is not in office to protect those rights.

If we can’t start a third party and we can’t change the leadership of this one, pardon me if I’m not terribly excited about Chris Sununu running for a fourth term.

 

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Keene & The Crypto Six Featured on Ledger’s YouTube Channel

Free Keene - Fri, 2021-11-12 20:20 +0000

A couple of weeks ago a film crew from Ledger, the hardware wallet company, came to visit the Crypto Mecca of Keene and produce a short documentary about The Crypto Six. Here’s the excellent ten-minute video they made, featuring me, Nobody, and Aria DiMezzo:

The Despicable Lie Democrats Can’t Stop Repeating

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 19:00 +0000

Let’s face it.  The human species is a deceptive lot – at least more deceptive than any other species you can think of. We’re all capable of bending the truth under the right circumstances.

It’s an innate defense mechanism that shows up early in life, the first time we utter those three little words, “It wasn’t me.”

While parents do their best to mold our character, to teach us the importance of honesty and integrity, throughout life, most of us find ourselves stretching the truth or fabricating stories to extract ourselves from difficult situations. “The dog ate my homework” has become a classic, used at one time or another by every kid in school. And how many times have we indignantly protested to that traffic cop, “I wasn’t speeding,” while we were actually thinking, “I really need to get a radar detector.”

Of course, lies come in various shades, ranging from white to black. White lies are harmless and are usually intended to spare someone’s feelings.  On the other end of the deception spectrum are the filthy lies, self-serving lies usually intended to cause pain to others.

Lying isn’t a new character flaw that just appeared in our society. It’s been said that the Greek philosopher, Diogenes, spent his life searching for an honest man. The Bible tells us that lies have been around since the dawn of man.  The first one was told to Adam and Eve by a deceitful serpent.

Regardless of how it started, it’s pretty clear today that bamboozling is in our blood.

Generally, we find the best liars today in politics.  Politicians usually lie to get elected. Once elected, they lie to pass their agendas.  When their plans prove disastrous, they explain it away with more lies. Then they lie to get re-elected.  They hire and appoint like-minded people to lie for them. They live by the adage, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS.”

With all these lies swirling around, it’s easy to shrug our shoulders when another one is exposed. And while it may be true that “everyone does it,” some do it better, more frequently, and with more catastrophic effects.

The Biden Administration is in a class by itself. Biden and his team seem to have a special knack. They lie enthusiastically, compulsively, and wantonly. For some reason, everyone in this administration seems more than willing – in fact, eager – to sacrifice his or her personal integrity for the sake of the party.

When Alejandro Mayorkas stared resolutely into the camera and declared, “The border is closed,” he was utterly convincing – to anyone who hadn’t seen the images of those kids packed like sardines in CBP facilities or who read the mind-blowing statistics.

Then there’s White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who seems genuinely proud of her ability to evade and distort the truth. She’s become so sure of herself that she no longer needs even a kernel of truth around which to weave her political doubletalk. We saw that when she confidently explained that those hordes of illegal aliens swarming into our country don’t need covid vaccinations because “They’re not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.” 

The distortion of reality is just another way of lying.

Those same people tell us that the chaos on the border was merely a “challenge.” They say that the disastrous retreat from Afghanistan was an unparalleled success. Then there’s their favorite one – the one they used to justify President Trump’s second impeachment.  What common sense tells us was something more than a disturbance, but less than a riot, Democrats call an “insurrection” – an actual attempt to overthrow the government by Trump supporters.

And they’re still using the “it wasn’t me” defense to explain their catastrophic failures.  They blame OPEC for the surge in gas prices, even though America was energy independent when they took office. They blame President Trump for the border chaos, even though Trump handed them a secure border.  They blame FedEx for the supply chain backup, another calamity caused by Biden’s response to covid.

But there’s another lie, a particularly audacious and outrageous lie that Democrats just can’t stop repeating. It’s a filthy lie, deliberately crafted to tear the country apart: America is a systemically racist country

That lie is the basis for so many other lies, and for the deep anti-American sentiment. It feeds the defund the police movement and critical race theory. It equates voting integrity to voter suppression, and it brands political opponents as racist.

Nine years ago, Vice President Biden told an African American audience that Republicans would put them all back in chains. Today he’s telling us that America is a systemically racist country. His lies as vice-president are no different than his presidential lies. They’re inflammatory and deeply divisive.

Today, he and other race-baiters use cherry-picked statistics, rare, aberrant incidents of police brutality, and relentless propaganda to fabricate the illusion of systemic racism. Unfortunately, as we saw during the Obama/Biden Administration, that poisonous rhetoric has one predictable effect.  It divides the country.

America can never be united as long as Joe Biden and the Democrats continue to sow the insidious seeds of division.  During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden vowed to unite the country.

That, too, was a lie.

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Logistics Geniuses in Congress Create “Shovel Ready Jobs” – Now They Just Need to Find Some Workers, Oh, and Some “Shovels”

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 17:30 +0000

The passage of the so-called infrastructure bill has been heralded as a victory for Democrats and the Biden administration. I think not. While spending gobs of money that does not exist is always a win on the left, this exposes them to other failures.

Remember the early days of 2009, with Obama and his Democrat majority congress. Post-housing-Bubble crash, every bill had jobs in it. They were all jobs bills. Not really. Every bill had a lot of spending in it, sure, but those were not real jobs which are the sort that creates wealth instead of feeding off it.

Trump created jobs by cutting taxes. Record numbers of jobs in every sector, but with Dems back in charge that has fallen off a cliff. The Left pays people to do nothing and defends the practice while working on the legendary infrastructure bill.

Were they saving those people up for all the new jobs they planned to “create” with this bill?

Nope. The government never creates jobs. It just redistributes resources away from the true job creators. And Democrats understand the concept. And to them, they are creating “jobs.” Your job is to be dependent on them and to then reinforce this dependency at the ballot box.

Why else enforce mandates that drive people out of their jobs while promoting your job-creating infrastructure boondoggle.

Jab or job. Millions more jobless, and how long until getting welfare requires The Jab? It’s coming. Small business loans, mortgages, trust me, they’re looking for ways to line up the stragglers.

The job destruction didn’t stop there. Dems drove up the cost of energy and worked to shut down domestic production, creating more job loss.

Energy and food inflation eats away at everyone’s budgets, so there are more jobs people could have had lost due to meddling Feds and the hidden tax of inflation.

The infrastructure that worked great under trump has been decimated by Democrat interference, and roads and bridges or whatever we are pretending this will fix are useless without truckers, movers, and workers.

We get “shovel-ready” jobs, but no one can work and all the “shovels” are trapped on a container ship in the Pacific.

For the slow Democrat trolls reading this, these are euphemisms. I am not talking about actual shovels. This refers to the upside-down disingenuous crap show that is the Democrat party and Federal rule in general.

You created an infrastructure bill that requires the “infrastructure” you’ve spent the last ten months destroying.

What’s the actual goal here other than expanding the DC Laundromat and engaging in a fiscal circle jerk with your crony friends?

The only “infrastructure” you are interested in is that which sustains your grasp on power.

We knew that, but you sold this thing—the infrastructure bill. You went long, and now that you got your wish, you have a problem. A big shiny pile of crap but no “shovels” and no one to “shovel it.”

A few of the states will make it work. The rest will get lost like aid to third-world despotisms—a big show, some fanfare, and the oligarchy pocket the proceeds.

 

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Sometimes You Actually Have to “Fight” for Freedom

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 16:00 +0000

Some thoughts have floated through my head after attending the nice Veterans’ Day ceremony in Laconia this morning. Veterans’ Day now honors all active and retired Armed Forces members. It matters not whether they served in wartime or peacetime or whether they volunteered or were drafted.

Circumstances could change at any time. They wore the uniform and took up arms to protect the Constitutional Republic in which we live.

I think that even people who oppose a particular kinetic action can have some respect for the people who stepped up.

This is an interesting contrast to people who indulge in meaningless gestures but believe that they’re fighting some sort of fight. You know who I mean. The folks with the multi-sloganed signs in their yards proclaiming that “no human is illegal” (no, they’re just here illegally) or “love is love” (does that mean that I can have an intimate relationship with a family member?).

Or the people who fly the gay pride flag well after June. Or the folks (and the media) who continue to propagate the notion that the majority of our country are people who hate, so congregants fight that hate by turning on lights at houses of worship. Those lights will teach them, haters.

Recently, I saw a cartoon posted online that had several people who were portrayed as racists (or something). Several media and camera people focused on them, while behind them were a great many people holding signs with positive slogans. I futilely tried to point out that their cartoon illustrated the opposite of what they were trying to say—that the majority are haters. Sigh.

Freedom isn’t free. For practical purposes, tyranny is antithetical to freedom.

Again, I’m sure that I don’t agree with all of America’s military actions. I’m also sure that I know of no other country that permits the degree of free expression (including actually peaceful protests) that is allowed here. Actually, such expressions are enshrined in our Constitution. You know, the old parchment that outlines restrictions on government.

I shudder to think of how some Americans would be treated in other countries if they acted there the way they can act here. I guess that I’m not a “love it or leave it” American. We have room for civil discourse.

I’m glad that people can express themselves via virtue signaling. I generally don’t agree with slogans that can fit on a yard sign, bumper stickers, or T-shirts, but do your thing without violating the Rights of others.

As unpleasant as it sounds (and can actually be), sometimes one has to actually fight for freedom. Stern letters to the editor or tweets just don’t get the job done.

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NJ State Senate President Loses Re-Election to a Trucker Who Spent about $2300 On His Campaign

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 14:30 +0000

State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D), one of the most powerful politicians in New Jersey, has lost his re-election. Defeated by a guy whose secret to victory was two words. Phil Murphy (the Democrat Governor of the State).

Sweeny, unlike Murphy, couldn’t “find” the votes necessary to keep the job.

“[The results of Tuesday’s election are in. All votes have been fairly counted.] I of course accept the results. I want to congratulate Mr. Durr and wish him the best of luck,” Sweeney said during a speech at the statehouse complex Wednesday.

Sweeney said his loss to Durr, who spent at least $2,300 in the contest, was the result of overwhelming GOP turnout in his suburban, politically split district. Sweeney lost by about 2,000 votes after spending about $305,000 on his campaign.

 

Durr, who has no political experience, is already making a difference. Governor Phil Murphy, the guy with all the lockdowns and mandates that got Edward Durr elected, says Durr is dangerous.

That’s a good sign.

And he is, but not in the way Murphy thinks. Durr has inspired people Murphy cannot control to use the political process Murphy feels certain he is meant to control – despite his own near-miss – to replace a longtime ally. If that sort of thing were to catch on, well, it would be the end of the world.

People making choices for themselves without his guiding hand backed by the massive policing powers accumulated in the executive branch of his state. A power that Murphy used that have, as Durr puts it,

 

“…made New Jersey the most-moved-out-of-state in the nation, closed one-third of our small businesses and killed 10,000 nursing home residents,” Durr said. “The fact is, Phil Murphy is far more dangerous than I could ever be.”

 

The voters in his district agreed. And not just there. Everyone has been talking about Virginia, but the near-loss by Murphy to a Republican in Blue Jersey has the talking-head commentariat soiling its undergarments.

They are outraged at how stupid people are for rejecting the likes of Phil Murphy or his allies. Flabergasted at the election of Glenn Youngkin over former Clinton fixer Terry McAuliffe.

How dare you, to borrow a line from Muppet Greta, vote your mind instead of ours.

That is what makes you dangerous … to them, but it’s how we save the country. One seat at a time, one board at a time, one city, county, state, and nation.

Reject the Left, save America, and maybe even the world.

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Wake Up And Laugh: When You’re Single And Don’t Have Kids

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 13:00 +0000

While you may have been awake for a while already (if not, good for you) it’s never a bad time for a Friday morning funny. Here’s a couple of comics talking about being single, having married friends with kids, dating.

I laughed. I hope you will too.

 

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Quick Takes – Hat Trick

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 11:30 +0000

Within I pick three topics upon which to discourse, but not worth a full-length examination as a standalone piece on their own.  But first, reprising an older cartoon (for shameless self-promotion!):

 

(I did not realize just how painfully prescient this cartoon was given what we’re seeing.)

For my last cartoon see this post.

Note: I am a regular link contributor to Gates of Vienna and The Other McCain.  Both have daily link collections plus good articles.  And don’t forget Surak who is kind enough to post my essays as well as a part of his information-sharing effort.  Here’s a chart from his latest weekly injection toll post:

 

 

How does anyone with three brain cells that talk with each other not look at this and see something is very, very wrong?

And one last HT to WRSA who also have started to post a sampling of my pieces.

 

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Cuing off an Epoch Times article (I subscribe and IMHO you need to as well) about Congresswoman Harshbarger introducing the ‘Natural Immunity is Real Act’

“Too many medical leaders are refusing to publicly recognize what overwhelming data has already shown – protection afforded to individuals with natural immunity is real, robust and durable,” said Congressman Daniel Webster. “Denying science only contributes to existing confusion, misinformation, and mistrust among the American people. This bill helps restore trust and faith in the Public Health system, while maintaining our fight against COVID-19.”

From this I have a massive headache.  It’s one of those things that I cannot wrap my mind around – the systematic ignoring of natural immunity.  And while I can’t find the original link where I saw this a while ago, look here (bolding added; note you may need to translate this):

The phrase “herd immunity” has been around for decades, and most people had probably heard it at some point prior to March 2020. It had a clear meaning, which was available on (among other places) the World Health Organization’s website:

“Herd immunity is the indirect protection against an infectious disease that occurs when a population is immune, either by vaccination or by immunity developed through previous infection.”

However, after the shock of the “pandemic”, this once totally uncontroversial theory became the subject of fierce debate, and its proponents suddenly found themselves described as “genocidal” or, at the very least, irresponsible.

It was at this point that the WHO changed its website, updating its definition of “herd immunity” to eliminate the concept of “natural immunity” altogether:

“Herd immunity”, also known as “population immunity”, is a concept used for vaccination, where a population can be protected from a given virus if a vaccination threshold is reached. Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not exposing them to it.”

You can check the above version via the wayback machine.

So natural immunity is now no longer considered a thing, despite it having been a thing for decades.  Why?  To push The Jab.  Why is this, and changing the definition of what a vaccine is, so inconsequential that people do not have even the slightest curiosity about this even when presented with evidence?

 

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I am a Trekkie.  I was captivated by the original series with Captain Kirk, liked the Next Generation though found a lot of it a little syrupy with its near-utopia.  Loved-loved-loved Deep Space Nine being far “grittier” and for the first couple of seasons enjoyed Enterprise but, as I split from Satan’s Favorite Daughter my first wife, lost interest.  I haven’t really gotten into it since.  But in seeing this:

 

I suddenly realized… who remembers the first movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, where the mega-artificial intelligence V’Ger is talking with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, etc., about the “carbon units infesting Enterprise”?  And would that not tie in with the love of AI the globalists have?

Do not forget that they want to reduce you… by 7.3 billion.  Also remember that 2015 NEW WORLD ORDER conference in which they said “many billions will need to die”.  As Surak says, they really do want you dead.

The Talmud says “When someone comes to kill you, arise and kill him first”.  To me, then, the only inhibition against this happening is merely legal and consequential – not moral – for I believe that by that intent they have forfeited any other protection.

Got your Personal Accountability List ready?  Because I weep, but I foresee that the legal and consequential inhibitions are soon going to fall as well.

 

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The notable Peter Grant weighs in on something I’ve also been mentioned for a while – to wit, the deliberate destruction of America (underlining and bolding in original):

We’re now faced with a blatant reality that can no longer be hidden or denied.  The current administration is actively seeking to destroy the fabric of American society and remake it in a radical, extremist image.  The Biden administration and the progressive left of the Democratic Party embody and incorporate the teachings of Alinsky, Cloward and Piven to such an extent that they’ve replaced the constitution and the founding fathers as the foundation of their efforts.

I coined (I think) the term Marxianic Zeal and Marxianic Missionaries.  As Peter points out:

We can’t ignore them and hope they’ll go away, because they won’t ignore us, and they won’t go away or rest until we’ve knuckled under to their demands and obeyed them.

Citing FrontPageMag founder David Horowitz:

 

(Link to AZ Quotes per their policy.)

 

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LET’S GO BRANDON!

 

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IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE? NH Governor SECRETLY Pressured State Reps to IGNORE ARRESTS of Nine Americans UNDER HIS WATCH!

Granite Grok - Fri, 2021-11-12 01:00 +0000

In order to properly frame the information provided in this article, it is important to fully comprehend what has transpired up until this point in time, beginning with October 13th and including November 1st.

The following three articles (including all of the embedded links and videos) should be read and viewed to understand the egregious actions of Governor Sununu before continuing with the rest of this article. These three articles will set the foundation for why calls are being made (including many State Reps) that Governor Sununu’s actions should be investigated:

  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?

Governor Sununu abused his power on October 13, 2021 when nine Americans were arrested for no apparent reason at his Executive Council meeting. I believe this was an express violation of the NH State Constitution Article 15:

“No subject shall be held to answer for any crime, or offense, until the same is fully and plainly, substantially and formally, described to him; or be compelled to accuse or furnish evidence against himself.”
As well as Article 32:

“The People have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble and consult upon the common good, give instructions to their Representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by way of petition or remonstrance, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer.

Eighty State Troopers were present in the room to enforce this egregious act with 150 attendees present.

Sununu abused his power again during a SECRET MEETING with over 100 Republican State Reps on November 1, 2021. He demanded those Reps cover up his role in the 10/13 debacle. Such a secret meeting is also a violation of the NH Constitution’s Article 8:

“All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.”

These are not the actions of a transparent, rational, responsible magistrate who took an oath to uphold and defend our Constitution. Sununu needs to be investigated to determine if he is still qualified to hold the State’s highest office. No one is above the law, and many questions need to be answered.

Note: This story was cross posted from the Government Integrity Project.

Multiple videos of the troubling 10/13/21 arrests can be viewed in this article, “Why is NH Governor Sununu NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION?”  That article and embedded videos raise deeply disturbing questions and concerns. Those concerns were escalated exponentially, when Sununu secretly demanded Republican legislators remain silent to his actions.

When some State Reps challenged him, Sununu’s response resulted in attempts to embarrass, humiliate and demonize them in front of their peers. There is a saying that applies here… people who don’t have facts on their side use name calling and humiliation to embarrass and discredit their opponents – in an effort to shift the focus away from themselves. Unfortunately, it is a deceitful and very successful tactic that is used everyday – but more and more, people are waking up and forming their own conclusions based on facts and not smears, emotion and/or intimidation.

Many state legislators now see Governor Sununu’s actions for what they are… an attempted cover up. They understand Sununu is putting himself and political survival over the Liberties of those who appear to have been illegally arrested. Sununu’s actions highlight why many Republican Legislators believe an investigation “is necessary”, and why many are furious about what has taken place.

At best, Sununu’s actions are a violation of trust. At face value, these are impeachable offenses, because Sununu pressured House Reps to suppress an investigation they are Constitutionally obligated to initiate:

Part II. Article 17. [House to Impeach Before the Senate.] states:

“The house of representatives shall be the grand inquest of the state; and all impeachments made by them, shall be heard and tried by the senate.”
Part II. Article 38. [Senate to Try Impeachments; Mode of Proceeding.] states in part:
“The senate shall be a court, with full power and authority to hear, try, and determine, all impeachments made by the house of representatives against any officer or officers of the state, for bribery, corruption, malpractice or maladministration, in office;…”

The Constitution calls for the House of Representatives to investigate and determine impeachable offenses.

Speaker of the House Sherman Packard and Senate President Chuck Morse, you are our Constitutional checks and balances. It is your moral and Constitutional obligation to protect and defend the Rights of all NH citizens. You have been entrusted with these obligations that are the bedrock of our Republic. You must not shirk your responsibilities. At the very least, there should be a public investigation!

NH deserves answers regarding what took place on October 13th AND during that secret meeting on November 1st. Governor Sununu knows the answers we seek to many disturbing questions that he dodges. That leads us to the obvious question: “If the Governor wants our state legislators to remain silent, then what is he hiding?”

Sununu secretly pressured Republican House Reps to ignore his actions that the House is obligated to investigate. Isn’t that act of coercion a form of tampering? Has Sununu also secretly pressured or coerced NH Senators?

We the People are watching closely. No one is above the law. No one.

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BCRC November Meeting – Matt Mowers Makes His Case to Be the New Us Congressman from NH.

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

Also last night, what will continue for the next year, was another person seeking the NH GOP nomination for US Congress in CD-1 to replace current Democrat Chris Pappas. That would be Matt Mowers taking another run at unseating Chris Pappas from representing NH’s First Congressional District:

Part 1:

 

Part 2:



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Is Derry Going to Implement Critical Race Theory in the Schools?

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

Is derry going to implement critical race theory in the schools? That’s a great question.  After the school board meeting (November 9th) parents are still left wondering.

The Derry School Board was presented with a summary of Misty Crompton’s 1-year sabbatical where she was paid to take a year off of teaching and instead, learn how to promote “Just Schools.” She talked about how she spent a year on sabbatical, with the help from the Center for School Climate and Learning and The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, who paid her salary for the year.

What did Misty do for a year on sabbatical and how will this impact the children who attend the Derry schools? Some of that was answered in her presentation, but parents still had questions based on what was not presented.

What will Misty provide to the school community now that she has returned from this sabbatical?

She talked about some of what she learned during the sabbatical. She said that now that she’s gone through the sabbatical she can improve school culture and climate. That’s pretty much what DEIJ – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (Critical Race Theory) change agents all say.

She touched on the importance of educational equity which she described as each child receiving that which he/she needs to develop her full academic foundation. I don’t think anyone can argue with that goal.

So how will that be measured? Who will report on whether or not the school district is meeting the goal of developing each child’s full academic foundation? Does this mean that this was not a goal in the past? Here is what is posted on the Derry Coop website:
The Derry Cooperative School District’s mission for school age children is to create a safe and successful learning environment for all students; one that fosters challenging situations, promotes self worth, encourages learning as a lifelong activity, and produces healthy young adults who will contribute to society.

Some of this seems like common sense, but some of the parents in the audience said they were still looking for something more substantive and tangible.

Misty then explained how district personnel should now focus on other things like, creating empathy, going beyond academics, counter de-humanization, and more cultural understanding.

To show empathy is to identify with another’s feelings. It is, too emotionally put yourself in the place of another. This is certainly a virtuous act that teachers have tried to instill in children in various ways.

Teachers could assign a classical book by writers such as Charles Dickens or Téa Obreht. This is one of the reasons why critics of Common Core did not support the Common Core English standards that replaced great works of literature with technical manuals. The guidelines worried English-lovers and English teachers, who felt they must replace literary greats like The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye with Common Core-suggested “exemplars,” like the Environmental Protection Agency’s Recommended Levels of Insulation and the California Invasive Plant Council’s Invasive Plant Inventory.

Is this why there is such a push for teaching empathy to children– because the shift to workforce development via Common Core, has denied children that ability to connect with the characters they are reading about?

Fictional stories can help children learn to respect humanity, so there wouldn’t be a need for them to counter de-humanization. Be pro-active rather than reactive.

Cultural understanding can also come from reading books about characters who live in a different culture. This is why so many literature teachers resisted this change. Administrators accepted this change without any pushback.

Misty never mentioned conducting an analysis to see if there has been a reduction in assigning books that promote virtues in children. Would she really have an opportunity to make a substantive change like that?

She did mention that they need a safe space, and a place where children can feel as if they belong. This is supposed to help students learn at higher levels. It makes sense that children need to feel safe inside the school, and want a sense of belonging.

But here is what parents picked up on. You got a sense that the focus would also be on political activism. Children would now be taught how to become political activists. This is another common theme among those pushing for the DEIJ/CRT agenda. The students were referred to as “change-makers. They were to advocate for change and develop action plans to “take action”.

Whatever happened to a student council or student government? 

We are now seeing a change to how students take on the role of addressing issues or problems within the school– they are to become activists. But is this something that was discussed or debated? Is this the best way for children to learn how to deal with issues or problems that arise?

Here is how a student council is described:

Student Council Overview

A Student Council is a group of elected and volunteer students working together with an adult advisor within the framework of a constitution or bylaws to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student / faculty / community relations.

Through projects and activities, student councils work to:

  • PROMOTE CITIZENSHIP
  • PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP
  • PROMOTE LEADERSHIP
  • PROMOTE HUMAN RELATIONS
  • PROMOTE CULTURAL VALUES

A student council is a group of student leaders who work with an adult advisor to collaborate with others to impact their school community, which impacts their city or town, which impacts our state, which impacts our country, which changes the world.

Where is a student council? Not only would students be able to address issues within the school, they would have a framework with which they could work through any issues that pop up. Children would learn how to advocate, and learn a system of governing. This would give students the ability to learn leadership skills, communication skills and citizenship.

A Student Council isn’t about turning children into political activists, but instead engaging them in a political process to impact positive change that may be needed.

The students who spoke at the presentation described a game that they played where they had to put different colored dots on their heads. Then they separated themselves into groups. This activity showed them about stereotyping and discrimination.

None of what was presented touched on the negativity surrounding Critical Race Theory. The 1-hour presentation may have only scratched the surface of what is planned for the students in Derry.  It’s hard to say because there was a lot left out.

One parent mentioned that from the 4-5-21 School Board notes, the school board included links as a resource for this new initiative from Misty.  This is why parents have been concerned. Misty never addressed the CRT links embedded in the resourced links on those school board minutes.  The presentation left parents to wonder, what’s really going on? Why didn’t anyone address the elephant in the room: Communities for Just School Fund. 

Parents visited this resourced website and saw that Communities for Just School Fund, funds organizations that fund schools committed to community organizing. (*Source: Education Anew: A Strategic plan for the communities for Just School Fund 2017-2020) Once again, we see an effort to turn children into community organizers.

Just School Fund references Black Lives Matter on their website. They explain how the Black Lives Matter at School, week of action is now a national campaign.

The Communities for Just Schools, fund’s Education Anew Fellow (EAF) who is currently housed with grantee partner, Teaching for Change (TFC), in Washington, D.C.  Teaching for Change is all about Critical Race Theory as they promote anti-racism on their website.

In addition, Howard Zinn’s Education Project is also featured on the main page. But has anyone delved into Zinn’s version of history he has promoted in history classes across America? One that has been highly criticized for being anti-American and sows the seeds of anti-Americanism in children who are subjected to his skewed history lessons?

None of this was brought up at the school board meeting, yet these are the resources that Derry provided in their school board meeting minutes. Those who took the time to visit these websites will see something far more nefarious and radical than what was presented during November 9th’s meeting.

So what is it Derry? Will parents later discover that their kids are being groomed into a radical mindset while learning to become political activists?

None of this was addressed. Instead the School Board members praised Misty Crompton for her presentation and never asked the hard questions that parents wanted answered. It was all praise and worship, instead of school board members using critical thinking skills in an effort to determine what children will be doing and learning. They provided these resources in their school board notes, why didn’t they actually look at them and question how they wanted to turn the Derry children into community organizers and activists to benefit Black Lives Matter and other progressive organizations?

What was presented might have parents concerned that their kids will be used to push them into becoming political activists. I believe there are better ways to promote leadership, civic action and at the same time, have them learn about the democratic process.

So what is it? Will Misty leave out the radical motives ? Will she just spend time on political activism with the children?
Why wasn’t the elephant in the room addressed? Why didn’t anyone mention the organizations the district included in their notes that are supposed to guide Misty in her new role?

Parents had wonderful things to say about Misty as a Social Studies teacher in the school district. She’s well respected and appreciated, and that’s good. But the presentation should have put to rest these concerns and it did not. The few parents who did speak said they wanted this conversation to continue. Maybe next time, someone will offer parents the information they deserve to know.

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