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Sunday • May 28 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXI

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Student “Body,” Student “Choice”

Thu, 2023-05-25 12:00 +0000

North Carolina has a Democrat Governor, and he’s losing his mind. The Republicans in the legislature passed a bill to allocate an additional 400 million so students could find schools that best fit their learning needs. He was so unhinged he declared a state of emergency.



From The Daily Wire.


“It’s clear that the Republican legislature is aiming to choke the life out of public education. I’m declaring this a state of emergency because you need to know what’s happening. If you care about public schools in North Carolina, it’s time to take immediate action and tell them to stop the damage that will set back our schools for a generation,” Cooper said in a press release.


Set back which schools because they aren’t all created equal. And maybe that’s the ticket. We treat this like everything else in the American experiment. Candidates (schools) line up every few years in an education primary and appeal to parents and students for their vote (education dollars), except that every student wins, as does the school that gets their education dollars.

Or women’s health care. Competing ‘clinics’ could appeal to women by offering better services, increased value, lower pricing, amenities, or aftercare/counseling (or not), and a woman could take those “women’s health care dollars” to the ‘provider’ that best suits their needs. Let the money follow the abortion.

Taxpayers are asked to fund both as if it were a moral imperative, and if education is about students learning and not partisan politics, then shouldn’t the taxpayer investment, especially for those who need the support and can’t afford as many options, be able to pick learning experiences that best fit their needs?

It’s the student’s body, so it should be about student choice.


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To What Extent Do Osborne And His Minions Actually Support DeSantis’ Agenda?

Thu, 2023-05-25 10:30 +0000

Jason Osborne … the LEADER of the House-NHGOP … has endorsed Ron DeSantis, as have many of his minions. What’s curious, however, is that Osborne and his minions appear to NOT have the same priorities as DeSantis. A recent article in the Federalist details the recent accomplishments of Republicans in Florida … accomplishments that are not similar priorities of Osborne and his minions.

An obvious example is abortion:

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Florida legislature passed the “Heartbeat Protection Act.” The bill (SB 300) — which was signed into law last month — prohibits abortions once the unborn baby has a detectible heartbeat.

Osborne and his minions, in contrast, appear content to stick with just a late-term abortion ban.

Another example is children and transgender issues. While Osborne and his minions supported the parental-rights bill that sadly failed to pass the House, Republicans in Florida, under DeSantis’ leadership, have done much more to protect children:

DeSantis also signed SB 254 and SB 1438, banning harmful transgender procedures and puberty blockers for minors and protecting children from sexually explicit performances (such as drag shows), respectively.

Republicans in Florida, under DeSantis’ leadership, are expanding on the parental-rights law they enacted last year:

Under HB 1069, students and teachers would no longer be required to “declare” their pronouns at school or be forced to address someone with pronouns not based on one’s sex. The bill also prohibits school officials from instructing children in Pre-K through eighth grade on concepts such as sexual orientation and so-called “gender identity.” The latter provision builds upon the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill implemented last year that bars school officials from instructing children in kindergarten through third grade on such concepts.

As far as I know, Osborne and his minions have NOT followed the NHGOP-Senate and asked Sun-King Sununu to issue SB 272 as an Executive Order.

And in Florida, higher education that pushes DEI has been defunded. In stark contrast, the budget passed by the majority-GOP NH-House pours unprecedented amounts of money into New Hampshire’s WOKE university-system with no strings attached:

Signed into law on May 15, SB 266 bars Florida universities from using federal or state taxpayer money to fund so-called “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” or DEI, programs.

It is no secret that Osborne and his minions prioritize legalizing marijuana and circumventing local zoning in order to cover the State with “workforce housing,” While DeSantis signed a workforce housing bill into law earlier this year, the focus was on helping workers rather than the NHGOP approach of simply turning the big developers loose. And legalizing marijuana is NOT one of his priorities.

I guess politics really does make for strange bedfellows.


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SB272 Parental Rights

Thu, 2023-05-25 01:30 +0000

After seeing the Democrats kill SB272, the NH Senate’ Parental Rights bill, last Thursday, I strongly, strongly, strongly suggest that parents get their children out of the public GOVERNMENT schools. These schools have become a black box of the unknown and allow staff to keep secrets and openly lie to parents.

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A study shows 78% of NH people wanted Parental Rights. SB272 stated a parent must inquire, has a right to know, to opt-out, to consent to, the right to exempt, the right to be advised, the right to be notified, to have access to, and the right to inspect. As you can see, parents must now take action to activate their rights. These disgraceful incompetent Democrats don’t trust you to be good parents.

You have options to teach your child: private schools, Charter Schools, or home school.

Homeschooling takes about 12 hours a week to teach your child the same as a public school in a week to do and about an extra hour for each additional child. The other nice thing of homeschooling is the older child helps the younger child and you need less time to teach older children. Also, there are many home school meet-ups and activities AND by Law you can still use the public school for a specific class, sports, music, and drama, clubs; after all you are still paying taxes to the school. There is a wide range of curriculum, online material, conservative, Christian and everyday curriculum and the cost is inexpensive. You can teach at night, weekends or a few days a week. Contact or the Children’s Scholarship Fund for more information. If you qualify for the Education Freedom Account (EFA) you could receive about $4,500 per child per year. Start now so you are ready for the Fall!

NH State Representative John Sellers

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Bananas Goes To Bilderberg

Thu, 2023-05-25 00:00 +0000

Sixty-nine dude!  That’s how many of these awesome meetings of the uber elite have taken place in the last sixty-nine years and they finally had the good sense to invite yours truly – or not- I’m not supposed to say.  What I can tell you is the view from my coastal chalet overseeing the Sea of Straw here in Lisbon is almost as beautiful as the (ahem) “eighteen” year-old standing at my door.  Some perks are perkier than others, if you know what I mean.   But hey, when you’re as important as me and the rest of these Illuminati members, relaxation and self-care are critical to making good choices for you poor sods and your future.  Global conspiracies are not as easy as they sound.

After my morning rub-down and a hearty breakfast of glazed oxen strips served with a lovely pate foie gras filled omelet made from albino ostrich eggs and some Tibetan sea salt encrusted biscotti, it’s off to build “the Berg” for the next few years.  That’s what we select members call it anyway – “the Berg”- you know, like an iceberg?  Because you can only see enough of it to know it’s there, but you can’t see the bulk of it that is so big and powerful it could destroy an otherwise indestructible ship, like your country.  My Gawd are we clever! I suppose you had to be there, but of course you can’t be because you are you and we are us and that’s just the way it is.

My first meeting of the day is about A.I. (artificial intelligence for the uninitiated – that’s you) where I’m told I get to meet and take a picture with Chat GPT (it/that).  I brought my Chatty Cathy doll hoping I could get him or Governor Stacey Abrams to sign it as a memento along the with the monogrammed towels and bathrobe I got from Mr. Kissinger.  Old Hanky Panky really knows how to let his hair down after hours.  He was telling us last night about how he convinced Dick (President Richard Nixon) to get the Chinese to open up their markets so we could slow down the U.S. economy and make the world more “equitable”.  That and he still glows as he talks about how he got us into the Vietnam War and secured the golden triangle for the C.I.A. – what a lark! The Jews are so lucky to have him.

The late morning meeting on energy transition sounds like a fun one.  Long tall Sally Benson from Stanford was telling me how much she loves riding around in her new Tesla Platinum Series model, which drives her to work so she can binge watch The Royals.  This made me green with eco-friendly envy since I had to rent a Prius this week.  She started going on and on about how she “studies technologies and pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations and energy systems analysis for a low-carbon future” blah-blah-blah, so I reminded her C02 is “what plants crave”.  She didn’t get it.

At lunch I sat down with my hero Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer!  He told me I could call him “Al” and I said he could call me Betty.  He didn’t get it either.  I congratulated him on the massive success he had with the COVID vaccines and thanked him for putting together so many boosters since I kept getting COVID after my first shot.  We talked about all of the new ways people were getting died suddenly and the strange timing of it these stupid conspiracy theorists kept trying to blame on the vaccines.  We were so engrossed we didn’t see our waiter clutching his chest as he came out of the kitchen and collapsed right next to Peter Theil and Eric Schmidt – amazing – I thought I was in the metaverse for a second! Talk about two powerhouses of tech! It’s too bad that waiter died before he could ask Pete about how to live forever.

The early afternoon meeting on fiscal challenges and banking was short lived since we all have so much money we don’t have to worry about either.  Rather than listen to a speech from Ashley Tellis from the Carnegie Endowment, we all just laughed and laughed until we got tired of laughing at how poor the rest of the losers in the world are and then broke for coffee infused with adrenochrome to keep from hitting the early afternoon wall.  “Some of us are more endowed than others” I said while pointing to my Banana hat.  Finally they got it.

Later that afternoon we talked about China and Russia and Ukraine so much I thought I was watching CNN.  Sadly Anderson Cooper couldn’t make it to this year’s meeting, so we took a short break to stare and scream at a picture of Donald Trump for two-minutes or so, which we’re told dilates the nasal passages and increases the likelihood of being invited back, and then finished with some chatter about how to influence America’s leadership using the new “tools of democracy”, which was sponsored by Pfizer and Dominion Voting Machines.  It was all very inspiring.

I am happy to say I’ve been invited to the Bohemian Grove later in the summer, which I hear is a similar gathering and great place to gather fagots for camping.  I can hardly wait.




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Social Media Election Manipulation, Russian Disinformation, “Rape Culture” and #Metoo!

Wed, 2023-05-24 22:30 +0000

John Durham’s Report should concern everyone, no matter their party affiliation. Beyond the obvious implications behind fabricating a fake story to influence an upcoming election in which attorneys from the law firm associated with Barrack Obama’s Personal Attorney (Bob Bauer of Perkins Coie) were involved, there are other serious issues that illustrate a violation of the separation of powers that are supposed to keep checks and balances in our government.

You can read the full report here.

Perhaps a wild goose chase, but maybe not, is the question of the Russian-ness of the enterprise.

Hillary Clinton is close to Senator Jeanne Shaheen and her husband Bill Shaheen in New Hampshire. Bill Shaheen ran Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for a while in 2007 until he was forced to resign after comments about Barrack Obama. He ran her super pac in 2016.

Robby Mook ties in New Hampshire, the Shaheens, Hillary Clinton, Russiagate, and Data Analytics. He was criticized for relying on these too heavily in 2016.

Mook managed former Governor Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign during the 2008 United States Senate election in New Hampshire, served as the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2012, and was the campaign manager for Terry McAuliffe’s successful 2013 gubernatorial campaign.

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Mook drew criticism for his campaign strategy, specifically his reliance on data analytics.[1

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got a nasty surprise on Friday when her 2016 campaign manager, Robby Mook, testified during the Michael Sussmann trial that she “agreed” to leak allegations that the Trump Organization had a secret communications channel with Russia’s Alfa Bank.Mook claimed under oath that he was not sure of the evidence’s credibility at the time. He justified the leak to the media, claiming the purpose of it was to get a reporter to “run it down” further and “vet it out.”

The Clinton acolyte asserted that he discussed the matter with senior campaign staff and then he “discussed it with Hillary as well” and that “she agreed to” hand the evidence over to the press.

Hillary Clinton’s friend Hilary Rosen at SKDK political PR company was purchasing Twitter handles between 2015 and 2017, presumably to amplify whatever # the DNC and Clinton Campaign wanted — including the Trump-Russia story. # were also used to promote “Rape Culture” and “Survivor” stories — both used as campaign tools for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and specifically tied to the political criminal show trials and Dem Caucus backed & manipulated New Hampshire v Owen Labrie and People v Brock Turner (Santa Clara County California).

Amanda Grady Sexton was a Dem Caucus rep and on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s re-election campaign, liberally using the # via the NHCADSV (which is supposed to be a non-partisan non-profit but very clearly was not) to tacitly promote Dem candidates via “rape culture” type messages.

Her bio states:

In 2016 Politico named Amanda one of “the most plugged-in activists and elected officials” in NH, and the Boston Globe called her one of NH’s “most desirable endorsements for candidates seeking the Presidency.”

If dreaming up a Russia story was one angle for the Clinton campaign, recruiting young women to be “Survivors” and driving up engagement using #Justice was another, and both can be tied to New Hampshire and California and the inner strategy circle tied to Clinton.

According to the New York Times, Rosen bought over half a million fake Twitter followers. Rosen (SKDK) described it as “an experiment I did several years ago to see how it worked”; however, records indicate Rosen made dozens of purchases between 2015 and 2017.

But what about Robby Mook, Hillary’s campaign manager, the data analysis, and the Russia connection? Here’s a possible explanation.

There’s a company in New Hampshire called New Hampshire Illustrator which was launched in 2012 but rebranded in August 2016, shortly after the Russiagate hoax was apparently planned.

New Hampshire Illustrator promotes “Unbiased Voter Education” and is registered to Matthew Grodowski, but its registration documents include a person called Svetlana Mishutina with an email address that ties her to Matthew Grodowski’s other business: Intertech, which is at the same address.

Svetlana Mishutina’s Linked In ties her to Manchester Community College in New Hampshire. However, there is another Svetlana Mishutina who works for Siemens in Moscow.

In 2021, Matthew Grodowski’s Intertech company was caught shipping weapons of mass destruction to Russian spies.

However, there was no mention of the fact that his “Unbiased Voter Education” company, New Hampshire Illustrator, had for its contact a Russian with an email address to Intertech, which was engaged in sending multiple shipments to Russian spies. And there has been no exploration of the timing of Intertech’s updated logo in August 2016, tying in somewhat conveniently with the Trump-Russia hoax.

Matthew Grodowski was arrested, but Intertech was left alone.

The document lays out an alleged years-long complicated scheme involving bank transactions, international business maneuverings, and doctored records — all intended to avoid the loss of lucrative contracts with Russia.

Across the country in California, a college muckraker had started up an online rag called The Fountain Hopper at Stanford University in September 2014. It opened the same week that the “It’s On Us” campaign was launched by the White House, and Emma Watson was announced as ambassador for UN Women and #HeForShe campaign. Social media #engagement and proliferation was a key component of both.

Hillary Rosen’s political PR company SKDK had both UN Women and “Its On Us” as clients. They also have Hillary Clinton’s non-profit “Vital Voices” as a client — for which Chessy Prout, the State Witness and complainant in New Hampshire v Owen Labrie (which Amanda Grady Sexton publicly called “an opportunity” in the Concord Monitor), became an ambassador. Alexander Prout is Chair of Vital Voices Solidarity.

Records indicate that the Prout family was recruited for Clinton/DNC purposes several months prior to the criminal trial of NH v Owen Labrie and were introduced by Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, who was closely affiliated with Amanda Grady Sexton on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign. They were given a team of DC attorneys, publicists, and victims advocates for the criminal trial. Astonishing when you consider that Chessy Prout was 15 years old and a Jane Doe. She recently stated that she was collaborating with “It’s On Us” before the trial. Chessy Prout registered to vote (right after the sensationalized trial) with the Democratic Party on September 9, 2015. She was 16. Chessy Prout started working with Dan Hill, a Government PR Affairs strategist, around this time.

Vital Voice is a spinoff of the Clinton Foundation, which has been under investigation for years. The ReWire magazine article above about Emma Watson includes reference to statements by Laura L Dunn, who was instructing New Hampshire Police on how to conduct sexual assault investigations and who became “personal representative” for Chessy Prout’s family in the NH v Owen Labrie trial. Her organization, SurvJustice, had a social media specialist (Wagatwe Wanjuki) on its board whose sole goal seems to be to drive up engagement using #. Chessy Prout’s own spinoff organization, gages success by the number of # engagements. Listed as an agent for it is Steven J Kelly Esq (whose partner Steven D Silverman Esq had his license suspended by DC Bar for using media to influence Doe v Cabrera), who was introduced by Laura L Dunn and who led several ambulance-chasing lawsuits against St Paul’s School & Dartmouth College in the name of campus rape and #MeToo. He encouraged Chessy Prout to write her “memoir” in which she equates her “rapist” to Donald Trump. Congresswoman Ann Kuster wrote the introduction!

The Fountain Hopper was the first to sensationalize the news of Brock Turner’s arrest at Stanford University, coinciding with the premiere of the campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground” (later debunked as propaganda), which was heavily tied to major Democratic fundraisers and close affiliates of Hillary Clinton (Harvey Weinstein among them) as well as Dem Caucus rep Michele Dauber who was allegedly seeking a position in a Clinton administration. New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann Kuster read the Emily Doe statement (which had been leaked to “The Hunting Ground” by Michele Dauber before it was read at sentencing) to Congress, stating, “We are all Emily Doe.” But Michele Dauber appears to have written the statement herself, with Chanel Miller reading it. Was Chanel Miller recruited by her friend Michele Dauber before she ever set foot on Stanford’s campus? Even by her own accounts to promote her own “memoir” on CBS 60 Minutes (Partnered with Time’s Up), the narrative of what had allegedly happened was created for her and spread across the airwaves without her input.

“It was surreal having the news broken to me by the internet,” Miller said. “I was alone sitting at my desk surrounded by coworkers, reading about how I was stripped and then penetrated and discarded in a bed of pine needles behind a dumpster.”

The “Emily Doe” statement and Chessy Prout’s story helped Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-D) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-D) access more federal grants under the guise of a “Bipartisan Workforce Against Domestic & Sexual Violence,” which look like they may well have ended up in campaign finance for the 2018 midterms for the Democratic Party.

Stanford Law Professor and Hillary Clinton fundraiser Michele Dauber is married to Ken Dauber, a very early hire Google engineer who knew how to manipulate social media and was reportedly experimenting on this for local election purposes in Santa Clara County. Michele Dauber was using the Brock Turner trial to influence local elections, including the recall of Judge Persky.

Stanford Law is also home to Barbara Fried and Joseph Bankman — parents of Sam Bankman-Fried (FTX). Barbara Fried wrote an article in 2017 about the need for feminism in politics and founded “Mind The Gap” — a non-profit designed to “game the system” for elections, “Moneyball” style. Joseph Bankman is a tax law professor who advised the government. He “recruited’ Dan Friedberg to join Alameda Research for his son Sam. Friedberg had been part of Ultimate Bet — an online poker game Ponzi scheme.

The Fountain Hopper’s founder Ilya Mouzykantski is Russian and had worked for the NY Times in Moscow before going to Stanford and spending part of 2013 in the Sociology Department, which is presumably where he met Michele Dauber, who is tied to Stanford Sociology as well as Stanford Law. His father, “Dr Boris” (based in Moscow until recently, I understand) is known as the “godfather” of Ad Tech (IPONWEB), which connects him to Google.

Anita Dunn of SKDK, who is married to Bob Bauer, formerly of Perkins Coie, was forced to sell her Google shares in 2022 due to conflicts of interest.

Larry Paige of Google is wanted by the US Virgin Islands for a deposition regarding business with Jeffrey Epstein. Barbara Fried and Gabe Bankman-Fried are not cooperating with authorities regarding questions tied to “Mind the Gap” and FTX. Gabe Bankman-Fried lists MIT as his employer under the records for the Bankman-Fried home at Stanford.

How closely connected is Jeffrey Epstein to the Trump-Russia story and the college campus # Rape Culture & #MeToo campaigns? He had multiple meetings with Academics and the White House in 2014 when #ItsOnUs and “Not Alone” started up, spawning dozens of non-profits that all appeared to support the DNC and were barely hiding their partisanship. Non-profits and foundations were a specialty of Epstein’s, starting with the Clinton Foundation.

He supported #TimesUp (also a client of SKDK) and he was obsessed with crypto which may explain why Sam Bankman-Fried hired an attorney who represented Ghislaine Maxwell — somebody who understood the network that he and too many others tied to Epstein and the Clintons were part of.

Russian information/misinformation is an interesting and sticky wicket.

Full disclosure: I voted for Hillary Clinton, and I supported #MeToo. I believed in Trump’s collusion with Russia. I believed Brock Turner was a rapist. I questioned whether Owen Labrie was, and that’s why I started questioning the narrative I was being fed. I was completely unaware of how I was being manipulated.

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Baltimore Baseball, Beer, Pot, and Yaz

Wed, 2023-05-24 21:00 +0000

The Granite State debate on marijuana legalization continues. There are many aspects to it all which we won’t get into here, except that—as with so many issues—there is a sports component.

Consider the outcry a couple of years ago when American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson faced disqualification from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana. She supposedly smoked pot after her mother’s tragic death.

Drug testing has abounded for decades. In sports, we don’t want performance enhancers providing Russians with unfair advantages. And that’s why home run king Barry Bonds’ steroid use keeps him out of the Hall of Fame.

But is pot a performance enhancer? The debate will continue.

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of legalizing pot. I’m sure my low tolerance stems from being drug-tested for many years as a U.S. Marine.

This brings us to Saturday, June 18, 1983, when I boarded a bus in Quantico, Va., along with 50 other Marine Corps lieutenants, to ride up to Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium for an Orioles game. The O’s were hosting my Red Sox, and it was Carl Yastrzemski’s 23rd and last season. I wanted to see Yaz play one more time.

Yes, there was beer on the bus. Would one expect differently from 50 young Marine Corps lieutenants out on liberty?

One of the pro-pot arguments is “Alcohol is worse!” But Prohibition failed. And there are many differences. Comparing pot to booze is like comparing apples to oranges.

Anyway, we fifty Marines sat as a group in Memorial Stadium’s upper deck, on the first base side—where we’d hopefully avoid trouble. But I was pleased to discover that, unlike Fenway Park, Memorial Stadium had a liberal beer policy. One could buy multiple 24-ouncers at the same time!

After making an early inning head call, I walked back towards the upper deck when I saw a beer vendor strapping on a giant tray with numerous libations to sell in the stands. This inspired an idea.

“Yo! Beer vendor. I’ll sell those beers for you!”

The beer vendor laughed and explained that it would surely be frowned upon.

“But I’m with those Marines up there. I’ll sell every beer in no time.”

The beer vendor laughed and said he’d need to follow me at a discrete distance.


I strapped on his giant tray and donned his beer vendor cap, and started up the steps, hawking brewskis.

“Beer!” I yelled. “Get your beer here!”

After a couple of sales, I was inevitably recognized by my Marine brethren, who naturally cracked up.

“Moffett is selling beer!”

As predicted, the Marines immediately bought all I had. I returned to the tunnel and gave the delighted beer vendor a bunch of money, loaded up the tray again, and went up and again sold out. The section of Marines gave me a standing ovation, which drew the attention of many of the 36,668 attendees. What was going on up there on the upper deck? (The Orioles drew good crowds then and would win the World Series that year.)

I was fortunate that this was before social media. A viral video of me selling beer in the Memorial Stadium stands may not have enhanced my military career. And the beer vendor would likely have been fired.

Such fun. But there’s more.

Sitting a few rows behind us near the top of the stadium were some hippies. Midway through the game, the hippies did what hippies do. They started smoking pot. This immediately got the attention of fifty regularly drug-tested buff Marine officers, all concerned that inhaling second-hand pot smoke might end their careers.

Our group turned and stood as one to confront the hippies. A big Texan with a deep voice yelled, “You G— D— hippies better stop smoking that pot or we’ll throw your asses over the top of the stadium!”

Peer pressure? Or beer pressure?

Rather than confront 50 agitated Marines, the hippies decided that discretion was the better part of valor and wisely moved to another part of Memorial Stadium to get stoned. This commotion also surely drew the attention of many of the 36,668 attendees. What was going on up there?

Marines on liberty. Always an adventure.

A night to remember. Jim Rice hit a homer, and BoSox pitcher John Tudor went all the way to win 3-2.

And I got to see Carl Yaztrzemski in action one last time. The 44-year-old future Hall-of Famer walked twice. He’d hit ten home runs that season to finish his career with 452 round-trippers.

And I’m also pretty sure that not one of Yaz’s 3419 career hits was aided by any performance enhancer, whether eaten, injected, or inhaled!


State Rep. Mike Moffett (R-Loudon) is one of the founders of the Legislative Beer Caucus.

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Taking Estrogen To “Become A Womyn” May Raise Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Wed, 2023-05-24 19:30 +0000

Again, trying to buck “The Science” when you are bound and determined to be the other human binary sex than when you were born (and not assigned, just observed to be such), you’ll have issues. Like here (reformatted):

Related: Bad News ‘Ladies’ (Cough-Cough) – Estrogen Therapy Might Make Your Prostate Cancer Worse

Hey, Mx. Transwomynx, Got a Prostate? Then Guess What?

…It isn’t what a transwoman doesn’t have. It’s all about the organ that they DO have – that a “woman” doesn’t. Again, being a biologist, I’m not clear as to why I didn’t think of this before – or others. That would be the organ for which almost all men hate going to a doctor for an annual exam. I’ll tell you, I absolutely HATE it every time.  Yep, after, after that “SNAP” of the glove, the next thing you hear is “bend over ” as the doc checks your prostate.

YOUR PROSTATE!  And it is generally, for me, not a comfortable exam. I’ll leave the details to the reader. So it is real, and…it is exclusively a male organ (just not the one that most people think of as being part of maleness in this whole transgender mashup). Women don’t have it – and can’t, just like men can’t have ovaries and uteruses (uteri?). So, the next time you hear the denial argument that not all women can give birth, as they try to rationalize that they are a woman, ask them if they have a prostate.

Then watch them either glower at you or puddle up.

But if they just go back to the hollow talking point of “I AM A WOMAN, look at my [fake] boobies and my [fake] ‘down there’!”, ask that question.  Then ask them this: “So you like giving yourself a higher risk of prostate cancer?”. Yep, there is because mixing hormones between sexes is not exactly a great thing to do  (reformatted, emphasis mine):

UC San Francisco study: Hormone therapy could mask prostate cancer risk in trans women

In a reported “first-of-its-kind” study in the U.S., researchers at the University of California San Francisco have determined that transgender women have a “small but meaningful” prostate cancer risk. In a reported “first-of-its-kind” study in the U.S., researchers at the University of California San Francisco have determined that transgender women have a “small but meaningful” prostate cancer risk.

The study, “Prostate Cancer in Transgender Women in the Veterans Affairs Health System, 2000-2022” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association late last week, points out that “transgender women retain their prostate even after gender-affirmation surgery and thus remain at risk of prostate cancer.”

Yep, remove the tree trunk and its fruit, and you still have that walnut left.  And it can go bad. Now, this next bit seems to refute what was just said but just wait a bit:

However, researchers found incidences of the disease were lower in transgender women than cisgender males, partly due to “gender-affirming” treatments such as hormone therapy. Estrogen, for example, has a “suppressive effect” on the development of prostate cancer and thus can lead to misleading “normal” readings of the PSA — prostate specific antigen — cancer-screening test.

Which tells me that if it is throwing off the regular diagnostic tests, you’re playing with fire. Do you see it, is it there, or is it hiding in some corner too well?  I don’t care what sex you are but if you have chosen to bathe your internal organs in hormones that aren’t normally yours BECAUSE you generally don’t (at least in sufficient quantities to be that which you’re deluding yourself over).

For trans women, estrogen use could cause overall lower levels of PSA, making the screening tool even less effective and potentially increasing the risk of false negatives. It’s possible doctors will need to adjust how they apply PSA results for trans women on estrogen, the study authors said.

There were also signs in the study results that trans women who have taken estrogen can develop more advanced prostate cancer than cisgender men by the time it is identified, suggesting diagnosis delays for the women, though more research is needed to better understand what’s happening.

Biological Russian Roulette (even if with smallish calibers). So now we can add all of the other biological ailments that come along with “gender-affirming” stuff that, to be perfectly honest, seems to be a way to mess up yourself.


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Target’s Pride Kids Collection Did Not Get Yanked Over Fears for Worker Safety -Execs Fear a Bud Light Level Boycott Event

Wed, 2023-05-24 18:00 +0000

My inbox is loaded with links to stories about Target pushing pride month gear for kids. The collection hit stores but, within days, got yanked off the floor entirely in some locations, and not over fears for workers’ safety.

That’s the headline the media is running with, but we know the truth.


One week after Target CEO Brian Cornell revealed that “woke” capitalism is “great” for their brand and “the right thing for society,” the mega-retailer has been scrambling to avoid a disastrous “Bud Light moment” by forcing some stores to remove LGBTQ Pride merchandise as consumer boycott calls mount.


Many rural and southern locations have been instructed to hide the kiddy pride completely, while other sites were told to pare it way (WAY!) down and relegate it to the far corners of the store.

As noted, the media is spinning this abrupt change as an effort to protect employees at risk from angered customers, but the truth is much simpler than that. A “person who has worked for the retailer for over two decades said execs are “terrified of a Bud Light situation” as boycott calls soar on social media.”


“We were given 36 hours, told to take all of our Pride stuff, the entire section, and move it into a section that’s a third the size. From the front of the store to the back of the store, you can’t have anything on mannequins and no large signage,” the insider said. 


Target has long claimed the allegiance and defense of the LGBT demographic, but when push came to shove, they hid it in the back or in a closet to protect their profits. They don’t want to feel the economic wrath of Americans who object to normalizing in-your-face gender-queer grooming of children.

Did they not see that coming, or were they too busy glad-handing each other over how #woke they are?

I think you should boycott them anyway. If they were genuinely concerned about what most of America believes, they’d have never pursued the line, shipped it, or displayed it. Since they are out of touch, a little economic lesson is in order.

Oh, and if you are one of those idgits giving the employees grief, or thinking about it, stow it. They don’t decide any of that, and there’s no place for it in civil society. Just stop shopping there and don’t go back.

Bud Light, by the way, is in deep sneakers. BUD is buying back beer from its distributors to keep from losing them. Keep up the good work.

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Meme Overflow

Wed, 2023-05-24 16:30 +0000

As promised in the last Monday Memes, I have an overflow. My meme cup runneth over.  Fairly certain about a Friday Overflow-Overflow.

Also, for those prepper-minded, my last Survival Sunday:

Survival Sunday – United Edition – Granite Grok

Now, let the mayhem, mockery, and ridicule resume:


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




Neil Oliver: There’s nothing green about the green agenda…just plain old greed!









Dems lie.  Period.








Coming to the US?









It’s my money.  The problem is, they see it as THEIR money.










Target needs to experience a Bud Light movement

But don’t just boycott.  Tell them WHY:

Also, their CEO:

Brian Cornell

Target Corporation

PO Box 9350

Minneapolis, MN 55440-9350


My recommendation is physical mail.  It’s easy to set email filters to screen out most of what might be viewed as complaints so that they’re never actually seen by a person.  A lot harder to screen out actual letters arriving.



Cotton Blasts “Target’s Partnership With Satanist To Push Trans Agenda On Children” (

And already having an effect, apparently.  My issue is not that it’s being rolled back – which is good – my issue is the mentality that permitted this in the first place is still present.






Reminds me of this scene from the movie Evan, Almighty:



“Al Mighty”.




Pick of the post:



How… convenient, just as The Potato is talking up “White Supremacy” as the greatest national threat evah.

And now we have 60,000 pounds of ANFO missing.

Not saying that there is a False Flag coming…. – Gun Free Zone

Truck CRASHES Into White House Barrier, Twitter Cries FALSE FLAG As 60k Fertilizer Also Goes MISSING










I’d add in AMERICA-LOVING (implicit in the flag, but still) and G-D-WORSHIPPING.








Palate cleansers:


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Justice Gorsuch Has Some Thoughts About the Response to COVID-19

Wed, 2023-05-24 15:00 +0000

In what may be the non-sequitur of the century, US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch appended a procedural order with a 900+ word public service announcement about the danger to liberty and Democracy … from the political response to COVID-19.

These observations and warnings are for everyone, from the politicians who abandoned their duty to uphold the protections in the State and Federal constitutions to the people who let them.

As I’ve said in the past, everything is a test. COVID-19 was a test. And almost everyone failed.

Here is Justice Gorsuch (Emphasis mine).

Since March 2020, we may have experienced the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country. Executive officials across the country issued emergency decrees on a breathtaking scale. Governors and local leaders imposed lockdown orders forcing people to remain in their homes. They shuttered businesses and schools, public and private. They closed churches even as they allowed casinos and other favored businesses to carry on. They threatened violators not just with civil penalties but with criminal sanctions too. They surveilled church parking lots, recorded license plates, and issued notices warning that attendance at even outdoor services satisfying all state social-distancing and hygiene requirements could amount to criminal conduct. They divided cities and neighborhoods into color-coded zones, forced individuals to fight for their freedoms in court on emergency timetables, and then changed their color-coded schemes when defeat in court seemed imminent.

Federal executive officials entered the act too. Not just with emergency immigration decrees. They deployed a public-health agency to regulate landlord-tenant relations nationwide. They used a workplace-safety agency to issue a vaccination mandate for most working Americans. They threatened to fire noncompliant employees, and warned that service members who refused to vaccinate might face dishonorable discharge and confinement. Along the way, it seems federal officials may have pressured social-media companies to suppress information about pandemic policies with which they disagreed.

While executive officials issued new emergency decrees at a furious pace, state legislatures and Congress—the bodies normally responsible for adopting our laws—too often fell silent. Courts bound to protect our liberties addressed a few—but hardly all—of the intrusions upon them. In some cases, like this one, courts even allowed themselves to be used to perpetuate emergency public-health decrees for collateral purposes, itself a form of emergency-lawmaking-by-litigation.

Doubtless, many lessons can be learned from this chapter in our history, and hopefully serious efforts will be made to study it. One lesson might be this: Fear and the desire for safety are powerful forces. They can lead to a clamor for action—almost any action—as long as someone does something to address a perceived threat. A leader or an expert who claims he can fix everything, if only we do exactly as he says, can prove an irresistible force. We do not need to confront a bayonet, we need only a nudge, before we willingly abandon the nicety of requiring laws to be adopted by our legislative representatives and accept rule by decree. Along the way, we will accede to the loss of many cherished civil liberties—the right to worship freely, to debate public policy without censorship, to gather with friends and family, or simply to leave our homes. We may even cheer on those who ask us to disregard our normal lawmaking processes and forfeit our personal freedoms. Of course, this is no new story. Even the ancients warned that democracies can degenerate toward autocracy in the face of fear.

But maybe we have learned another lesson too. The concentration of power in the hands of so few may be efficient and sometimes popular. But it does not tend toward sound government. However wise one person or his advisors may be, that is no substitute for the wisdom of the whole of the American people that can be tapped in the legislative process. Decisions produced by those who indulge no criticism are rarely as good as those produced after robust and uncensored debate. Decisions announced on the fly are rarely as wise as those that come after careful deliberation. Decisions made by a few often yield unintended consequences that may be avoided when more are consulted. Autocracies have always suffered these defects. Maybe, hopefully, we have relearned these lessons too.

In the 1970s, Congress studied the use of emergency decrees. It observed that they can allow executive authorities to tap into extraordinary powers. Congress also observed that emergency decrees have a habit of long outliving the crises that generate them; some federal emergency proclamations, Congress noted, had remained in effect for years or decades after the emergency in question had passed. At the same time, Congress recognized that quick unilateral executive action is sometimes necessary and permitted in our constitutional order. In an effort to balance these considerations and ensure a more normal operation of our laws and a firmer protection of our liberties, Congress adopted a number of new guardrails in the National Emergencies Act.

Despite that law, the number of declared emergencies has only grown in the ensuing years. And it is hard not to wonder whether, after nearly a half century and in light of our Nation’s recent experience, another look is warranted. It is hard not to wonder, too, whether state legislatures might profitably reexamine the proper scope of emergency executive powers at the state level. At the very least, one can hope that the Judiciary will not soon again allow itself to be part of the problem by permitting litigants to manipulate our docket to perpetuate a decree designed for one emergency to address another. Make no mistake—decisive executive action is sometimes necessary and appropriate. But if emergency decrees promise to solve some problems, they threaten to generate others. And rule by indefinite emergency edict risks leaving all of us with a shell of a democracy and civil liberties just as hollow.



HT | Legal Insurrection

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Demand Statesmen not Bloodsucking Insects

Wed, 2023-05-24 13:30 +0000

As Americans, we picture representative government through the lens of controlled history, unable to call for a replay to see through the deception that rewriters of history have caused.

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Below the surface of misinformation about the history of our American Republic, the narrative of eternal truth is triggered by Cal Thomas’s definition of politics: “Poly” means many, and a tic is a bloodsucking insect” that portrays bought and paid for politicians who threaten the death of our nation. Words that scream loudly at the apathetic and those who blindly trust that the war for our liberty is not a spectator sport. The future of your children tomorrow depends on what you do today.

As citizens, the knowledge of this document that our politicians swear loyalty to should be our first priority.  It must be weaponized by “We the People” to control the corrupted ways of officeholders today to set a standard of acceptance for leaders to follow tomorrow. Otherwise, we follow the common path of neglect described by the late Tom Anderson:

“Changing the pins on a soiled diaper without changing the diaper leaves you with the same old mess.”

We must reactivate Tyranny’s greatest enemy, the Constitution, to limit government to protecting our liberties within its boundaries. It  stands on the eternal biblical roots of the Declaration of Independence:

“We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.”How do we do this if we do not know the law our leaders are to obey?

This is our nation’s Christian foundation that the majority of 21st century Americans have not been taught: the eternal wisdom accumulated throughout history that has passed the test of time and provided 230 plus years of unparalleled liberty. Yes, our nation is divided on the unstable ground that political ideologies cause divisions between Democrats and Republicans, both now contaminated with Marxism and globalism. Politicians who naively look to their Party to determine what’s right or wrong, betray our heritage of liberty, and must be replaced with Statesmen.

Picture a river flowing wild and free that brings life to earth. The pollution of man that kills life must remain on the banks. Compare the pure uncontaminated Constitution, free from the “assumed powers,” that for the past centuries have contravened the law of the land, thus the laws of God over the past centuries. Under the banner of Republicans and Democrats, too many sleep. The Constitution should rule supreme over the Marxist ideology that has ruled laid waste since early the 20th  century.

Since government follows the same agenda taught in our schools for the past century, most of our people see nothing wrong with the government we now have. Generally speaking, each Administration is given a check signed by taxpayers unaware they are paying for illegal powers the Constitution forbids. Experts agree, that if the government was limited to powers mandated to it by the Constitution, 80% of the spending that we pay for “assumed powers” would go away.

Citizens who desire to learn how to hold their legislators accountable would be wise to contact The New England Coordinator of The John Birch Society Matthew Rhodes for information about planning a “The Constitution Is The Solution” seven week seminar in your area at a convenient time. His contact info is tel# 207-391-0970. Without knowledge, citizens surrender their only “policing power at the ballot box” to punish and hold officeholders accountable to the Constitution. Remember, the price of taxpayer ignorance has now climbed to $34 trillion. Check out how much your legislators, state and federal, illegally spend. Go to and click on the Freedom Index.

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My Oh Myocarditis

Wed, 2023-05-24 12:00 +0000

Before the needle-in-every-arm brigade began pushing the safe and effective narrative, there was a slew of stories to prepare the battlespace. Things that Pfizer, Moderna, and the FDA/CDC knew were attributable to the “cure” (they were about to unleash) were blamed on SARS-CoV2 infections.

But they were not COVID related, and they knew it.

Two months before Emergency Use Authorization was granted (Oct 2020), Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, a member of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and the Vaccine Safety Team, released a slide deck explaining the tools and safety protocols being deployed in advance of a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The 31-page presentation includes a list of Adverse Events of interest related to the rollout.



This information was not widely known in Dec 2020 when the EUA was issued or after the Pfizer/FDA documents were pried from the Public Health Industrial Complex a year later (Dec 2021). We learned that the list of Adverse Events (AEs) was much longer, and everyone in the approval loop knew this injection was unsafe nor effective against COVID-19, but let’s try to stay on task.

Myocarditis repeatedly appears as a side-effect of the vaccine in the presentation and the court-ordered Pfizer doc release, but the story doesn’t end there.

Despite the lack of efficacy and the long list of adverse events, FDA approved the initial EUA in early December 2020, and the full-court press to get a needle in every adult arm began, but why stop there? Let’s get everyone involved. The push began to jab adolescents, despite more than 12 months of data telling us that healthy kids under 20 were at zero risk from infection or spread.

Meryl Nass reminds us that as early as February of 2021, the FDA and CDC had confirmation that myocarditis was a serious and common side effect.

As corroboration, in April of that year, internal emails show the Israelis were deeply concerned about Mycardisits cases appearing four days after injection (but never published the data until November of 2021) despite young men having “a 25 times elevated risk of myocarditis after the shots.”

Feel free to speculate about the delay, but there’s likely a trail of money because,

The CDC and FDA … managed to keep the story under wraps, denying any vaccine problems at an advisory committee meeting. Because what did FDA do on May 10, 2021? It authorized the dangerous vaccine for adolescents who FDA knew were at high risk for myocarditis, carefully hiding that data, and failed to disclose it in the Fact Sheet (despite being required to do so in the 2005 Prep Act).

When the FDA announced its EUA approval for adolescents in early May of 2021, the push shifted to getting a needle in every kid’s arm despite known and elevated heart damage risks. School vaccine clinics began to pop up without much oversight as parents and students, fearmongered for 12 months, were promised a safe, effective, and necessary solution which the experts knew to be false.

It wasn’t until June 2021 (HT again to Meryl Nass) that the CDC had to admit there was a connection between the jab and heat problems despite knowing the risks before any EUA was ever issued. Not that it did much to share the news. The push to unnecessarily vaccinate adolescents continued despite known risks, the excuse being that any chance of myocarditis was less of a concern than the threat of COVID.

But you didn’t need to follow a single so-called ant-vaxxer to see the truth. Every state COVID database was brimming with evidence. Kids were never a vector for cases, hospitalization, or spread until after the COVID vaccine had compromised their immune systems, and even then, positive cases and hospitalizations in the age groups remained low. What did change were deaths caused by an injection that increased the odds of infection and a long list of side effects, including myocarditis.

In the autumn of 2021, healthy athletes dropping dead pierced the veil only to be met with a wall of denials from the Public Health Industrial complex and their water carriers in the media. To this day, you can barely get an admission that this was a known side effect before December 2020.

After it was acknowledged, the narrative shifted to blaming the unvaccinated coronavirus infections, but never the vaccine, and without admitting that the vaccine increased the odds of both infection and spread.

None of this is new, but the connections continue to go unreported, and you should make it a point to ask why. Innumerable individuals have been harmed by the single-greatest act of medical fraud in human history, and it’s almost impossible to find a journalist interested in the story.



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Get Ready for Blackouts and Brownouts All Across America.

Wed, 2023-05-24 10:30 +0000

This summer, we are expecting electrical issues, so get your generator tuned up and your fuel tank filled. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the group which monitors our electricity grid, says get ready for blackouts and brownouts all across America.

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The weather forecast for the summer is hot. That means dry, too. This is going to be an “El Nino” year, meaning hotter than average temperatures across the country. Air conditioners and fans are going to get a big workout this year.

NERC says America has built too much of its electrical generation capacity with unreliable wind and solar harvesting technologies. This, NERC expects, will lead to rolling blackouts all across America, most especially during times of peak use.

NERC warned previously that America is building far too many intermittent service power plants, a.k.a. solar and wind farms while tearing down and retiring reliable and still serviceable coal and natural gas generation facilities. Intermittent energy harvests energy from the sky. No sun, no solar. No wind, no electricity. You get the idea; intermittent energy sources work fine … when the conditions are right.

Energy sources that harvest electricity are fine… if you have enough capacity. Since electricity is perishable, you have to use the output when the devices can harvest it. That means during the day when the sun is out… or when the wind is blowing. But those things aren’t available 24/7/365.

Bottom line: An electrical distribution system dependent on the harvesting sources might not always have the amount of electricity we want when we want it.  This is what NERC is warning about. It is the situation our government has intentionally placed us in.

NERC’s assessment of the situation is that the nation’s entire electric grid is at “elevated risk of insufficient operating reserves in above normal conditions.”  When we get a heat wave in the summer, there won’t be sufficient electricity on the grid to supply the things you may want to run, like air conditioners and fans. This is especially true in the evening hours when the sun sets, and the solar panels don’t generate any electricity.

In the Midwest and Northeast, in periods of high heat, the wind tends to go away. Here, a growing percentage of our energy is coming from wind farms.  NERC is anticipating these blackouts will occur in the high-heat events of the summer.  Normal temperatures at this point probably don’t yet cause problems.

The issue is becoming the combination of El Nino temperatures and the reduction of reliable generation capacity in favor of the intermittent harvest sources.  This is becoming more serious with the passage of time.  Not only are we transitioning to unreliable, intermittent energy sources, but we are also adding the need to charge electric vehicles (EVs) from this already overtaxed distribution system, our electric grid.

We could have left well enough alone and added new capacity to the existing coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric generation sources already in place.  That course of action was available. But no… we have to get rid of fossil fuels. Don’t ask what the replacement capacity is… Don’t ask if it will be available in the quantities we need… Don’t ask if it will be available when we need it. That wouldn’t be politically correct.  Just shut up and go along. No sweat, right?

We knew this situation was coming. The warnings were there. The analysis was done. The questions were asked. We knew or should have known a bad situation was in the making. We could have done things differently.

Further compounding the shortage of electric generation capacity is the fact that our greatest adversary, China, has a lock on the supply chain of this unreliable, intermittent dirty green energy generation. Still, States and utilities keep shutting down reliable power plants and building out more of this intermittent power supply.

The power grid in the United States could fail because state governments and federal authorities are forcing us to switch to these new solar and wind facilities, which do not provide the power we need 24/7/365.  These government policies just might break people, businesses, and communities.  That’s what they are intended to do.

We are intentionally setting ourselves up with an electrical power distribution system that only works and only has enough electricity some of the time. This is a recipe for disaster, and the people at NERC are telling us this path is dangerous for America and for you and me personally.

Maybe we will have to take matters into our own hands. It could be time for change at the ballot box.


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How to Get Banned From Truth Social [Updated]

Wed, 2023-05-24 03:00 +0000

If you have any sort of online footprint, you get a lot of garbage emails. If you run a popular blog, you get about ten times the amount of garbage email. You also get a separate mountain of great emails, so you have to sift through them for the good stuff. Imagine my surprise when I got this from Truth Social.


Your account has been banned for violating our Terms of Service. Indefinite bans are a rare and severe sanction, and are generally reserved for the most egregious violations of our Terms of Service. If you feel our decision to ban your account was unjust, immoral, or downright wrong, we encourage you to submit an appeal. Please send an email to In the subject line, please write “@Appeal,” along with your username. Our team will review your ban appeal at our earliest convenience. After careful review, we will reverse or uphold the ban.


My first thought was that it was some sort of scam to get me to click on something. You see a lot of those. I see a lot of those. As an example, I can’t tell you how many times my Amazon account has been “suspended.” Never, actually, but they keep trying. So, here I am thinking, yeah. Right. Banned. From Truth Social. Facebook has never banned me. They throttled our content over a straw man argument made by a fake fact checker but never an outright ban. I may have been sent to Facebook Jail once, but I might be thinking of someone else. I’ve gone weeks without using it, so, maybe.

As for Truth Social, It can’t be. I don’t post anything that would qualify as,


  1. Illegal activity and behavior: content that depicts illegal or criminal acts
  2. Fraud: content that contains misrepresentations about a business or its goods and services or impersonates another person or business
  3. Nudity: sexually explicit or nude content or pornography
  4. Violence: content that depicts violence or threat of violence
  5. Underage content; sexually explicit content involving underage children
  6. Prostitution – solicitation or advertising for illegal sexual activity or sex for hire
  7. Counterfeit or illegal sale of goods or services – sale of merchandise or services that are counterfeit, not authentic or are fake goods
  8. Privacy violations – violate or post content that violates a person’s privacy rights
  9. Illegal sale of good and services – sale of or promotion of illegal drugs or services
  10. Intellectual Property – posting or infringing on intellectual property rights without authorization
  11. Doxxing – sharing or threatening to share the private information of an individual without their consent or breach of privacy rights of others.


So, I try to log into the account, and “What do you know!” I’m banned.

The great thing about these new social media platforms that rose up in response to the incontinent toddlers running sites like Facebook is I’m being sarcastic. The ban tells me nothing about why I was banned. That appears to be a thing. We banned you. Guess why?

Excellent, just like dating in High School. Dude 1: What’s wrong with her? Dude 2: I have no idea. Dude 1: Did you ask her? Dude 2: Yeah, that just made it worse.

Unlike dating in high school Truth Social did say I should appeal, which I did, but without knowing exactly what the issue was, the request was more of a “For what was I banned? Please forgive me, and how do I make it end” (which is a lot like dating in High School).

For the record,  most of the ‘Grok social sharing is done by our comment moderator, whom I reimburse with a paltry stipend (it’s hard to find people to do that for free), but I update my personal Gab, Twitter, and Truth Social, just not that often. As such, the lack of new content made it easy to work out what got the algorithm’s panties in a bunch.



I think they think I was suggesting we off poor people. Um, no, Not at all. I don’t even wish death on Liberals. Life is quite literally sacred and should only be taken in defense of life if even that cannot be avoided ( and yes, I’m still fuzzy on Capitol Punishment which I still support for reasons explained elsewhere).

Having identified the not at all offending content, I sent a second email.


Good day,

As a follow-up to my challenge to being banned, it appears to be the last post I shared on Truth Social. The title is “Progressive Trial Balloon: Ethicists Suggest Making it Legal to Euthanize the Poor.”


This piece is a criticism of the Left’s assisted suicide movement and the slippery slope leading to recent suggestions by progressive ethicists in Canada.

At no point do I condone euthanizing anyone; quite the opposite.

Please review the content and, if possible, remove the ban on my account.

While I expect a human to look and discover that the ban was unnecessary and they will unban my account, I am getting the same itch I got when Parlor banned me briefly for no good reason. The scratching sounds to relieve the itch rhymes with” go to hell.” As in, what the heck do I need you for exactly? Truth Social doesn’t drive much traffic to GraniteGrok.

That works both ways, of course. I’m not using the platform aggressively enough to drive a lot of interaction there, so my being gone would go almost entirely unnoticed, but look, I took the opportunity to have some fun with it. And I am, for the record, having fun. And I got a post out of it, so that’s a win.

I’ll let you know if they unban me or if my days on Truth Social have ended. Although, I might not. It’s not that big a deal, and absent some unexpected and totally undeserving mea culpa from them, what exactly do I write?


Update: As of this morning, my account has been unblocked, unbanned, and is once again a fully operation (itty bitty, teeny tiny) social media battle station … or something. The discovery was the result of a random log-in attempt, I was not notified of my return to good standing. 


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Your State House 05/12/23: The Session Is Winding Down

Wed, 2023-05-24 01:30 +0000

This week, we met in session for what should have been a short day. We started by agreeing with minor Senate amendments to four bills and a not-so-minor amendment to HB 252, which exempts agriculture from municipal noise ordinances.

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The Senate deleted “agritourism,” which had been debated in the House but narrowly (176-164) kept in the bill. Twenty-five non-controversial bills, including two from my committee, were voted on at once. Then we got to the debates…

SB 128, payment for legal services when facing an involuntary commitment, was debated on the committee amendment, which allowed the state to require reimbursement for these services from those who could afford it. Sounds obvious to me – and to most Republicans; the Democrats insisted that a person in a mental health crisis couldn’t manage to pay. Probably true, but reimbursing the state later should be no problem for those who could afford it – and we heard the average charge was only a few hundred dollars. Nonetheless, the amendment was defeated, 182-201, and the bill passed 207-177.

SB 258, disposal of highway real estate, was killed without comment since it was an attempt to get one specific piece of land transferred to a nonprofit group at less than market value. SB 164, adding “biodiversity” to the process of approving LCHIP (land and community heritage investment program) grants, was tabled without debate since it wasn’t able to define biodiversity in a satisfactory way.

SB 120, regulations for charitable gaming, was debated on only one issue: increasing the maximum single bet to $50. The opposition seemed convinced that every bet would be that high, despite testimony that the average bet was $5 or less. The bill passed 202-182.

SB 272, the parental bill of rights, finished off the morning. Six-floor amendments that weakened parents’ rights were debated and passed, with one or two Republicans voting with all the Democrats. The problem was that seven Republicans were absent and only three Democrats, so they had a majority for the day. The bill was not tabled, 186-199, and then the minority leader moved for indefinite postponement, which passed 195-190. The indefinite postponement means that not only does this bill die, but no similar bill can be considered until after the next election. This is very discouraging, as the bill not only clarified all parental rights in education but required teachers and school personnel to answer their questions honestly, even if it involved gender issues. Some school districts – famously Manchester’s (they’re in a lawsuit about it) – have explicit policies that allow school employees to hide children’s gender explorations from their parents in the guise of protecting them from abuse.

SB 267, requiring environmental rules to consider “cumulative impacts analysis,” passed without debate, 302-77. I was opposed because it seems to be giving the department excessive authority to set policy.

SB195, from my committee, was a clarification of what steel products require Buy American certification. We had approved it unanimously, but a sharp-eyed representative read the bill and noticed that a line was missing between the bottom of page one and the top of page two… so we prepared a floor amendment, I spoke on why it was needed, and the amendment and the bill passed on voice votes.

SB 32, on the opioid abatement fund, was mostly language updating and cleanup; a new section on undefined “harm reduction” was included, and we debated the minority amendment. It replaced that reason for grants from the fund with specific authorization for checking street drugs for contaminants, which is a common problem. The amendment failed, 152-230, and the bill passed on a voice vote. SB 85, on emergency behavioral health programs, was debated on whether it was well enough defined to actually work or whether it was an undefined mandate for various mental health and substance abuse interventions. It was not killed, 159-223, then passed, 271-112. Since it mostly dealt with payment for these treatments, it went to the Commerce Committee for review.

SB 127, a long list of minor updates to Health & Human Services programs, passed without discussion. SB 200, slightly expanding the scope of practice for optometrists and allowing them to administer a few specific vaccines (flu, shingles, Covid), was debated on the minority amendment, which excluded various types of Covid vaccines. I thought the specific prohibitions were excessive and voted against this amendment, which failed 105-275. The bill passed 239-141. SB 239, on harm reduction services to treat substance abuse, had a committee amendment adopted, 249-127, then we debated a floor amendment defining “misuse,” which passed 359-18. After that, the bill passed on a voice vote.

SB 263, permanently authorizing the “Granite Advantage” expanded Medicaid program, took the rest of the day. This was favored by all Democrats and a few Republicans, which meant the rest of us couldn’t stop it. We considered 27-floor amendments to the bill. The most important one came first, giving the program a six-year sunset. This would allow a five-year contract after the current one ran out and so allow it to expire naturally. No luck; it failed, 184-192. After six more amendments, the Democrats moved to limit debate – which would allow the remaining motions to be made and voted, with no speeches, just the short “parliamentary inquiries” that we use to remind people how to vote. This passed 196-169, and so there were no explanations of what was being considered. It didn’t really matter: they voted no on all amendments and made the same parliamentary inquiries (by the same representative!) on nearly all of them. At the end, the bill passed 193-166 and was sent to Finance—a very discouraging debate, if one can call it that.



Representative Carol McGuire

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The FBI Conducted 278,000 Illegal Warrantless Searches in One Year

Wed, 2023-05-24 00:00 +0000

The best the FBI seems to be able to manage these days is that most of the agents are good, law-abiding folks; it’s just a bunch of bad apples at the top. Good luck with that, especially after a FISA Court report showed the agency “used warrantless search powers against U.S. citizens more than 278,000 times in the year ending November 2021.


“As Director Wray has made clear, the errors described in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s opinion are completely unacceptable,” a senior FBI official told Fox News Friday. “As a result of the audits that revealed these instances of noncompliance, the FBI changed its querying procedures to make sure these errors do not happen again. These steps have led to significant improvement in the way we conduct queries of lawfully obtained Section 702 information.”

“We are committed to continuing this work and providing greater transparency into the process to earn the trust of the American people and advance our mission of safeguarding both the nation’s security, and privacy and civil liberties, at the same time,” the senior FBI official said.


We’re sorry about all the corruption and abuse of power. We pinkie swear we’re working on it. Sure, the same way Lois Lerner is working on tan on a beach somewhere. No one ever got punished for IRS abuses under the Obama Administration in the lead-up to the 2012 elections. And look, no one on the left yelled “election tampering” because it’s okay when you interfere with the election speech of folks on the right.

It is expected. Required! Election meddling is all about Democracy for Demcorats, as is the FBI Obama built. That’s the “Yes You Scan” administration that spied on allies, reporters, and just about everyone for political reasons. They let those roots run deep. They spied on a presidential campaign and a sitting president, running fake investigations based on fake evidence.

But don’t you worry! The FBI has been made aware of its issues and will seek counseling.

Sure. Yeah. Right.

No one trusts you, and I’m not entirely sure that wasn’t the point.



HT | Fox News

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NH House Majority Leader Jason Osborne Defending SB272

Tue, 2023-05-23 22:30 +0000

Sent in by NH State Rep Glenn Cordelli, an ardent supporter and advocate for Parents and the education for their children:

Listen to the Democrats boo him.

From that Tweet was this reply with a quotation that all parents need to understand:

Do you, as a Parent REALLY understand HOW your child is being education, WHAT they are being educated on and with, ARE they being given a neutral knowledgebase of facts, WHAT is the “critical thinking” processes that are being inculcated within them?

And most importantly, what will your children say when you ask them?

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Irony Alert: The FDA Issues a Warning about Misinformation on the Internet

Tue, 2023-05-23 21:00 +0000

The same US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that has misinformed hundreds of millions of Americans (repeatedly) in the past few years has hired Baghdad Bob (or someone just like him) to warn us about misinformation on the internet.

Check this out.



You are welcome to peruse our extensive library of FDA-originating misinformation here, but allow me to suggest a few keywords before you do. The FDA used the internet to lie or mislead about the COVID vaccines, their efficacy, safety, and side effects. For starters, They lied or misled the public about PCR tests, Comirnaty, boosters, the Bivalent booster, Molnupiravir, Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, and Ivermectin.

They are still misleading on most or all of these items, to which we could add many more. Most of the dietary advice was crap, leading us to the obesity problem, which the culture warrior class has papered over as body positivity.

I’m not saying the FDA lies at the same level as the FBI or the CIA, but they are all part of the same Branch of government whose “passports” are full of weaponized progressive political booster shots.

Twitter, of course, had plenty to say about the FDA putting the same old whore in a new dress.



Excellent compilation in general, but the FDA and its Biden Admin handlers are serious. The Justice Department has an office of disinformation funded by Congress. We reported on that a few weeks ago. Congress is also peddling legislation to create a new agency overseeing big tech and social media. In the name of free speech, they will confine, corral, break, and compel it.

Too many people are getting a bit too free with the speech, and if the Feds can’t control the narrative, the truth about their lies will continue to leak out into the public.

The central planners can’t allow that, so the FDA is just doing its straight-faced part to rally the Left behind the threat of medical misinformation, even though most came from the FDA, the CD, politicians, and public health apparatchiks downstream.

They are serious about this. Just as serious as they are about grabbing guns. And while the US Supreme Court and a handful of lower Federal courts maintain bipartisan support for the First Amendment, we are never more than one election away from that changing. A super-majority Democrat congress would impeach Judges and Justices and replace them with those that might see things their way.

The judiciary is just another branch of the federal government, so it isn’t much to pin your hopes on, but at the moment, the Constitution has allies on The Bench. Any speech intimidating or controlling legislation has some hope of being overturned even when applied to private actors like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter; the Twitter files proved that.

We should expect more of this crap from the likes of the FDA and its bureaucratic cousins, and more often. And pushing back with a tweet, comment, blog post, or op-ed is excellent. But they are not the cure. We need active, persistent, unyielding involvement by a tireless mass of individuals longing to stay free – a people unwilling to trade liberty for the false promise of safety.

We need them to stand up and speak out, run for elected office at every level of government, and support those who do.

The FDA tweet that looks like a gag a sign. We are in game four of a best-of-seven, down 3-0. The team with the lead is not being stupid. They are getting cocky. They can smell victory. Why else, as your web of lies falls apart, would you create a rumor control web page? So that the media can find the approved narrative and keep that finger poked in the public eye.

We should expect more of these across the entire scope of the Executive Branch, mirrored in the Blue States or by progressives looking to take them over. It is a cancer, and the cure is more speech, right, wrong, or indifferent, as long as it’s free.


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Crime, Racketeering, And Kickbacks

Tue, 2023-05-23 19:30 +0000

I have written before regarding former Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, but seeing that she just gave testimony in a criminal trial: State v Jessica Warren, I am compelled to do so again.

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It is my belief that former Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin, who I understand is now with Epping Police Department and worked in the AG’s office under former AG Gordon MacDonald, is involved in an organized crime racketeering enterprise which I suspect involves kickbacks possibly from the NHCADSV or Children’s Advocacy Centers (on whose board she sits) or attorneys and public officials in the court system.

I find it extraordinary, given the multitude of documented records and complaints, that Julie Curtin should be allowed to give testimony in a criminal trial (State v Jessica Warren). She has proven several times that she is not a credible witness. Chris D’Angelis, who also gave testimony in this trial, has worked with her before and is, I believe, an enabler of dishonest practices.

1. Earlier this year, I was contacted by an out-of-state attorney who had represented Fabiana McLeod in a civil suit against the Fessenden School in Massachusetts following the arrest of Primo “Howie” Leung by Detective Julie Curtin in Concord in April 2019.

The attorney who contacted me had been referred to Fabiana McLeod by an attorney at Wadleigh Starr who filed claims against Concord Schools/Primex, which yielded $1.5 million, I understand.

The judge in the civil suit against Fessenden School Massachussetts threw the suit out in its entirety as the most basic standards of proof were not met. Nevertheless, it was statements issued in news media and which were tied to Detective Julie Curtin’s statements that triggered the suits against both Concord Schools and Fessenden School.

The attorney who called me told me that he had withdrawn from the case as he suspected some kind of racket, and he knew that I had written articles in which I have brought up Detective Julie Curtin’s conduct as well. He asserted that after Julie Curtin’s original statement asserting the sexual misconduct at Concord Schools, the story evolved into one of sexual assault not in New Hampshire but at Fessenden School, Massachusetts.

Merrimack County Attorney Paul Halvorsen has not brought charges in 4 years against Howie Leung, and Massachusetts prosecutors and defense attorneys have had to shift the criminal trial multiple times due to a lack of information from Julie Curtin’s files on the matter.

This is not an isolated incident.

2. In Spring 2020, I was contacted by an alum of St Paul’s School who told me that he had been the target of an intercept call orchestrated by Detective Julie Curtin (in December 2018, I believe), who had obtained files from St Paul’s School without a warrant and had cold-called a woman he had known at his time at the school circa 2005 or so. Detective Curtin had apparently obtained her file from the school without a warrant and then called her, and then trained her for an intercept call to him. He could hear Detective Curtin training the woman at the end of the call. He hired a local attorney, and a deal was sorted whereby if he paid 6 figures, the threat of charges would go away. This is blackmail.

The NHCADSV, per Amanda Grady Sexton in the Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, train the police for intercept calls. The City of Concord Council approves the budgets for investigations, including payments to witnesses (or in this case, I believe, promises of payments to witnesses). That’s bribery.
The Chair of the City of Concord Council’s Public Safety Committee is Amanda Grady Sexton of the NHCADSV. The NHCADSV I understand, receives approximately 20% of civil suit settlements. That’s a kickback.

3. In July 2020, The Concord Monitor published an article that included a reference to Julie Curtin and her obtaining student files from St Paul’s School without a warrant. What the article artfully fails to mention is that Julie Curtin was working at the instruction of AG Gordon MacDonald and Assistant AG Jane Young at the time she obtained Lacy Crawford’s file. They would have authorized her to obtain files without warrants, to cold call prospective victims, to train the prospective victims for intercept calls, and to make the intercept calls. I believe the reason that AG Gordon MacDonald’s office would not accept more information on Lacy Crawford’s case is that he and Jane Young were aware of Julie Curtin’s credibility issues which had been exposed in the trial records from NH v Owen Labrie.

4. In July 2019, The Concord Monitor published an article about the NHCADSV’s social media campaign to block ABC/GMA from airing an interview with Owen Labrie (whose criminal case had been investigated by Detective Julie Curtin who also investigated St Paul’s School for the Grand Jury Criminal Investigation ordered by AG Gordon MacDonald in July 2017, completed in August 2018). One of the organizations referenced in the article and which joined the campaign to block the program from airing was PAVE for which Laura L Dunn (who instructed NH PD in March 2015 and to whom Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin referred Chessy Prout in March 2015 (and possibly as early as June 2014, per statements by Chessy Prout for the Women’s Media Center) had been an “ambassador,” and Chessy Prout became an ambassador.

PAVE’s founder, Angela Rose, was given an award in 2013 by Steven J Kelly Esq, who was introduced to the criminal proceedings of NH v Owen Labrie by Laura L Dunn, who’d been introduced and recommended by Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin. Steven J Kelly Esq was on the board of the National Crime Victims Law Institute (NCVLI), which published a guide to Pretrial Publicity by Amanda Grady Sexton and Steven J Kelly. I believe that the practices outlined in the guide were used in Primo “Howie” Leung’s case as well as in NH v Owen Labrie, Doe/Prout v St Paul’s School, the Grand Jury Criminal Investigation announcement and settlement and in Rapuano & Does v Dartmouth College.

Steven J Kelly, Steven D Silverman and Chuck Douglas III filed the Prout/Doe v St Paul’s civil suit on June 1, 2016 and a copy of it was given to Concord Monitor, Vice Media, NBC Today show, but not St Paul’s School. The claims in the Fabiana McLeod v Fessenden School suit were reminiscent of the claims made in the Prout/Doe v St Paul’s School suit – loose on facts. And yet in both cases, the claims were reliant on statements and investigations by Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin.

The NCVLI recognized Julie Curtin for “justice for the victim” in NH v Owen Labrie.

The New Hampshire Police & Fire Department gave Julie Curtin an award for getting “justice for the victim” in the wake of the Labrie trial even though the criminal trial records show very clearly that Detective Julie Curtin lied on a sworn affidavit regarding a “laceration consistent with penetration.”
The SANE nurse, whose report she’d cited, stated under oath that there was no “laceration.”

Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin just fabricated it and Amanda Grady Sexton of the City of Concord Council worked with her, the prosecutors, Steven J Kelly, NHCADSV and the State witness, Chessy Prout and family, to create and control the media to the benefit of Concord Police, Merrimack County Prosecutors, the NHCADSV, Steven J Kelly and attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, Douglas & Leonard, McLane Middleton.


5. In 2006, in State v William Mussey, Detective Julie Curtin’s name comes up again. The defense attorney asserted that Curtin was dishonest.
During the closing argument, the defense counsel said that the police officers involved in this case “don’t like to follow the rules, ․ they want to do things their own way and ․ they think it is okay to bend the rules to get a conviction.” Defense counsel told the jury that the reason the detectives did not prepare a written confession for the defendant to sign was that the defendant “wouldn’t have signed [it] because it wasn’t true.” She also argued that detectives were trained in deception and stated, “If you’re not a good liar, you’re not a good detective ․ In their mind, deception helps get convictions.”

During the State’s closing argument, the prosecutor stated to the jury, “Do these people have a motive not to lie? If it is determined that these officers lied and conspired together to convict an innocent man, their careers will be –” Defense counsel objected at this point. The objection was overruled, and the prosecutor continued, saying, “Their careers will be over.”


6. When Detective Julie Curtin and Officer D’Angelis met with Owen Labrie and his mother in Concord in June 2018, Curtin told Denise Holland (Owen’s mother) that she didn’t think it was necessary for an attorney to be present. Strangely, however, according to Chessy Prout’s statements for the Women’s Media Center, Julie Curtin had already talked up Laura L Dunn Esq (Steven J Kelly’s partner) while Chessy Prout was at Concord Hospital waiting for the SANE nurse. Detective Julie Curtin admitted in the trial of NH v Owen Labrie that she had been trying to “catch” Owen Labrie and to coerce a statement from him “before rumors spread.” But one casual glance at the discovery will show you very clearly that she was the one creating the rumors herself and then scaring students with them to coerce them into saying things she wanted. THAT is child coercion, child labor trafficking, child endangerment, and it has been banned in some states.


7. DA Scott Murray stated in the May 10, 2016, edition of the Concord Monitor that Police and Prosecutors had done a thorough investigation into St Paul’s School and found no prosecutable evidence – contradicting AG Gordon MacDonald’s Grand Jury Criminal Investigation conducted by Julie Curtin (for much of the same period) who is the police officer who, according to DA Scott Murray, did a thorough investigation and found nothing. At the end of the day, there were no prosecutions of administrators at St Paul’s. The headmaster got another job in Connecticut, and I was told that was all to do with a money deal as well. They were prepared to overlook his failures to mandatory report the felony-level sexual assault of a senior administrator’s son by an 18-year-old, and apparently, Julie Curtin was as well since she knew all about it. The secret deals must be good. Julie Curtin even knows about them because she admitted this to Lacy Crawford.

Julie Curtin is on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Centers. Why? She is dishonest and a danger to children and young adults.

She wrote down in her notes from her interview with Lucy Prout, in the police records, that Chessy Prout told Lucy Prout “I have never said he raped me.” But far from exploring that avenue or asking Lucy Prout why she gave Owen Labrie a black eye (which made him a very visible victim of domestic violence completely ignored by Julie Curtin in her investigation) when she stated that Chessy had said that Owen Labrie had not raped her, she ignored this. She ignored DNA that did not belong to Owen Labrie, even though she and Office D’Angelis told Chessy Prout of its existence. She also ignored the requests of the mother of another 15-year-old to investigate Andrew Thomson, whose testimony the State relied upon even though the State admitted to Judge Larry Smukler that she knew of a deal that had been made for Andrew Thomson – a statement she retracted later when that conversation with the judge became unsealed.

How is the public supposed to have faith in New Hampshire’s criminal justice system when police racketeering and corruption is protected?



From an email sent to: Bradley Osgood, Mike Wallace, John Scippa, Paul Halvorsen, and John Formella


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These Wind Turbines Need Diesel Generators and Often Draw Power Instead of Generating It…

Tue, 2023-05-23 18:00 +0000

Aside from the hundreds of billions in misguided government support, wind power doesn’t have much going for it. It is not clean or green. It kills bats, birds, and now whales. And in Scotland, they’ve had to admit that without diesel generators to warm and back up the turbines, they might work at all.


Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed on the grid.

The firm said it was forced to act in order to keep the turbines warm during very cold weather in December. But a whistleblower has told the Sunday Mail the incident is among a number of environmental and health and safety failings.


But wait! There’s More!


The worker said: “During December 60 turbines at Arecleoch and 11 at Glenn App were de-energised due to a cabling fault originating at Mark Hill wind farm. In order to get these turbines re-energised diesel generators were running for upwards of six hours a day.”

He also claimed there had been other technical issues and environmental problems discovered. They include:

  • Turbines left operating on half power for long periods due to faulty convertor modules.
  • Others in “test mode” where they take rather than contribute electricity to the grid.
  • Over 4000 litres of oil leaked from hydraulic units on turbines and sprayed over the countryside.
  • Concerns about safety standards and transparency.

The whistleblower said: “Turbines are regularly offline due to faults where they are taking energy from the grid rather than producing it, and also left operating on half power for long periods due to parts which haven’t been replaced.

“Dirty hydraulic oil is also regularly being sprayed out across the Scottish countryside due to cracks in mechanisms. Safety standards have not improved since a worker was killed in 2017 at Kilgallioch wind farm.”

Who among us dares to suggest that these concerns are more common than advertised everywhere wind frames are “planted” and have been for a very long time?

From the Institute for Energy Research (2015).


On October 4, the United Kingdom’s wind turbines produced almost zero electricity during the early morning hours. The UK has over 9,000 megawatts of metered wind capacity, but during that period on October 4, wind provided 66 megawatts—just 0.7 percent.[i] Many of these turbines are located either offshore or in the Scottish highlands, where wind is supposed to be the strongest. Because of the unreliability of these wind turbines (and solar farms), the UK government is subsidizing diesel generators over $670 million to provide back-up power.[ii] The country has 1,500 megawatts of diesel turbines registered for subsidies to provide that back-up power. The subsidies are so lucrative that solar farms are purchasing them to supply power when the sun is not shining.


As we drunkenly lurch Forward! (at gunpoint) toward the fantasy of a net-zero carbon 12th-century future, dare to ask what exactly the plan is to address these long-known systemic shortcomings. They will call you names and change the subject because, much like the path itself, they have no clue. No. Clue.

That’s what happens when you try to make energy science align with your political science. You get pushed off a cliff and told we’d learn to fly before we hit bottom while they watch from their fossil-fuel-powered comforts above.


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