The Manchester Free Press

Sunday • May 28 • 2023

Vol.XV • No.XXI

Manchester, N.H.

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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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As Republicans Pile on to the Presidential Primary, Good or Bad?

Tue, 2023-05-23 16:30 +0000

The Presidential season is upon us. Sometimes it feels like we are always in election mode, but the official season is here, and the first Republican Primary Debate is just three months away. The RNC is planning 10-12 debates, which may be one for every candidate, as the field is snowballing.

The number of Republican candidates who have filed papers and are officially in the race is five, with Trump, Haley, Ramaswamy, Hutchinson, and Tim Scott, with Ron DeSantis expected to officially join by the end of the week. Seven others supposedly weigh their options to round out the Baker’s Dozen. Is “the more, the merrier” a good thing for the GOP in 2024? I fear not.

The number of candidates shows the Party’s strength and depth, which the Democrats cannot match. That is the positive side of the equation. Unfortunately, I think there are far too many negatives. First, this election will require the focused support of whoever wins the nomination. With as many as thirteen candidates, the Party will probably be fractured, especially after a dozen debates. Trump has already indicated he will pass on the first two debates, and FOX News will host the first. We need Trump at every opportunity to spread our message for the future.

The way the mainstream media ignores certain issues, like the Durham Report or the Hunter Biden Money Laundering scheme, we need the key candidates, especially Trump, to tell their stories. The debates are the only manner we on the Right will have to level the playing field, and it must be -“all hands on deck,” including Trump. The debates will be the only chance to negate Democrat gaslighting because the networks will be forced to cover the Primetime Debates.

We cannot get into mud-slinging events similar to how the Democrats performed in 2019 and 2020. To go down this path will be to concede the election, and we need this opportunity to regain control of the West Wing.

Biden has already pledged not to debate any Democrat challengers, and the DNC has agreed by not scheduling primary debates. This disregard for the importance of the Primary process is a disservice to all voters and an insult to the two current candidates and any others who enter the race. Robert Kennedy Jr and Marianne Williamson combined for over 20% of the vote in recent polls and deserve to have their positions and policies heard. The Party and DNC are committed to protecting Biden as much as practical and possible. Hiding Biden in his Delaware basement worked in 2020, and they apparently look to reuse the tactic. COVID gave them an excuse in 2020. 2024 gives them no such justification to muzzle the President.

Living in New Hampshire, with its First in the Nation status, gives us a unique extended look at all candidates. But, it has become a 24/7 game every year, election year or not. We would all be better served if politicians put more effort into effective governing than perpetual campaigning, fundraising, and hobnobbing with big-money donors.



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Letting High School Kids Run for Local Public Office is a Democrat Smoke Screen for Lowering the Voting Age

Tue, 2023-05-23 15:00 +0000

The Democrat-majority Vermont Legislature is advancing a bill allowing anyone age sixteen and up to vote in local elections and run for elected office. The city of Brattleboro is asking, but I can’t imagine cities like Burlington taking a pass on this if it passes. But there are problems.


“A youth voter who is elected to a Town office shall be capable of performing all duties and exercising all powers of that office, including the formation and execution of contracts relating to the office or official duties,” H.386 states.

Yet at the same time, contracts signed by Vermonters under 18 are not legally binding, except in very narrow situations such as the buying of some annuities.

Can the Legislature carve out an underage right to sign contracts on the behalf of thousands of other people, while denying the right to sign personal contracts?


I can’t think of too many high schoolers in my era that would be worth risking a vote on for any elected office back then. These days between tide pods, TikTok, and gender dysphoria, it’s much to risk. It does add a block of (mostly) reliable brain-washed (or washable) Democrat voters, which (in my humble opinion) is the goal.

Democrats like power and will advance any idea they think will prolong or expand their grasp.

Lowering the voting age is not an uncommon topic from the left side of the aisle but, by itself, stands little chance of support, so allowing them to run for office is a smoke screen. Hide it in a piece of legislation permitting some minors to run for office, and it looks like something else.

Unfortunately for Vermont, at least one of their Democratic State Senators thinks electing minors is irresponsible.


“What I cannot get over is a 16- or 17-year-old serving on an elected council,” Sen. Tom Chittenden (D-Chittenden) said. “I don’t think they should serve.” First, a good lawyer could “make hay” of any board decisions put into effect by a minor. Also, making controversial decisions invites severe criticism — even death threats — on social media, and teenagers shouldn’t be exposed to that, Chittenden said.

The legal hurdles aside, the radical left show runners producing this season’s episodes of “As Vermont Dies” want what they want—underage voting. If they can get it they will deal with underage candidates in primaries, and the rest of it is moot until someone under 18 gets into elected office.

If that doesn’t work out, they’ll push the underage official out and find a way to keep the age group voting without the opportunity to run for office.

It’s truly all they are after.



HT | True North Reports

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The Islam Conundrum

Tue, 2023-05-23 13:30 +0000

The dictionary defines religion as, “The expression of man’s belief and reverence for a superhuman power recognized as the creator and governor of the universe.” By this definition, Islam qualifies as a religion, and so do numberless others. A definition this broad is ambiguous and must be further defined with the specific tenets and practices of the belief.

Simply because someone or some people say that they believe in a superhuman deity and revere him, is the belief accorded the privileged status of religion?

It is generally assumed that religion addresses issues of importance to daily life as well as matters that transcend it. Religion is thought to exercise a civilizing influence by ordering social life, promoting spirituality, as well as advancing an array of human virtues. Zoroaster, for instance, based his faith on the triad of goodly thoughts, goodly speech, and goodly deeds: Moses framed the fundamentals of his faith in the Ten Commandments, and Jesus placed love at the core of his religion.

Many people adhere to religion for providing them with comfort and a compass in life. It is these assumed benevolent features of religion that confer it special status. Yet concern with religious overreaching has led societies to enact safeguards against that possibility. Some, for instance, feared that Christ was a rebellious Jew aiming to challenge the ruling Romans. Perhaps to assuage this fear, Christ emphatically proclaimed, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” To this day, there are those who still believe that Christ was a mere social revolutionary.

In the case of Islam, there is no ambiguity at all. The mosque and the state were one and the same from the very start. During his lifetime, Muhammad embodied in his person all three branches of worldly secular governance—the legislative, the judiciary, and the executive—as well as the religious domain. As a messenger of Allah, he transmitted Allah’s laws, adjudicated according to those laws, and implemented Allah’s design. He also prescribed a set of religious instructions for the spiritual life of the faithful.

After Muhammad, Islamic rule was continued by Caliphs and Imams. To this day, wherever it is able, Islam governs as the state, either directly as is the case in Saudi Arabia, or indirectly as practiced in places such as the Islamic Republic of Iran.

When religion crosses the line that separates it from the state, serious problems present themselves. In the case of Islam, the rule of the people, by the people, for the people is supplanted by the rule of Allah, by the faithful to Allah, for the pleasure of Allah.

Other problems arise. Liberty, deeply cherished by democracies, is replaced by submission—unquestioning obedience and adherence to the dictates and precepts of the all-knowing and all-wise Allah. It is this total form of submission that, among other things, prompted the Muslims to systematically burn libraries of the lands they invaded. They justified their action by contending that the Quran, the comprehensive unerring book of Allah, contained all the perfect knowledge that humanity needs. To this day, in places where Islam rules, many books are banned, newspapers and magazines are systematically either censored or shut down, and other non-print media are methodically blocked.

The contempt for free inquiry is encapsulated in the statement of Muhammad, “Al-elmo noghtatan katharoho al-jaheloon”—Knowledge is only one dot, expanded by the ignorant.

Once liberty is surrendered for submission, a host of serious consequences present themselves. The individual becomes little more than a passive obedient vessel of Allah and his perspective of himself and life drastically changes. Once he submits to the all-powerful, all-knowing, then he is absolved of the responsibility of having to chart his own way in life.

There is considerable allure in submission to a power that is willing and able to take care of the person. It is not a bad arrangement. The problem is that all past claimants have invariably been proven as either frauds or failures in honoring their part of the bargain. Islam is no exception. A cursory glance is enough to show the condition of Muhammad’s flock. In spite of huge material wealth, Muslims in oil-rich countries are imprisoned in the paralyzing mentality of submission and all the terrible ancillaries that go with it.

There is no reason to believe that Muslims have inferior intelligence. Their inferior existence is strictly a function of the primitive doctrine of Islam: a doctrine of nihilism, ignorance, and violence that denigrates this life and fixes the starry eye of the faithful on the next life. A case in point is the Islamic madrasahs in places like Pakistan. Never mind the girls. Girls are not in the calculus—women are incidental in Islam.

Consider the boys. Millions of young boys are enrolled in madrasahs—religious boarding schools—learning very little besides memorizing and reciting the Quran. This is a case of total submission: Islam at its best, as championed by the oil-money-flushed Saudi patrons of the Wahabi sect.

Sadly enough, instead of Muslims marching out of the suffocating swamps of submission to the meadow of liberty, Allah’s faithful aim is to drag the rest of humanity into the deadly Islamic quagmire. Islam may have been an improvement to the life of the savages that roamed the Arabian desserts some 1400 years ago. The 21st-century world is not willing to surrender to the clearly failed and failing Islamic experiment, simply because of the claim that it is the one and only true religion of Allah.


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Progressive Trial Balloon: Ethicists Suggest Making it Legal to Euthanize the Poor

Tue, 2023-05-23 12:00 +0000

The “no one would ever do that crowd” has been having a bad couple of years. It has become quite clear that, yes, a government would do that, that being an increasing number of things to which we can add using assisted suicide to euthanize undesirable populations.

Related: Gov. Run Health Care Lesson from Canada – Won’t Pay for Treatment, Will Pay for Assisted Suicide

It is an idea older than progressivism but not much of an icebreaker since Hitler’s police state took it to its logical conclusion. While American progressives were thinking about sterilization and minimum wages (pricing the poor and unskilled out of the labor pool), Hitler went yard and murdered millions for whom he had no use.

No one is suggesting (quite yet that) we line up the “poor” along a ditch and shoot them, or gas them, or inject people with experimental drugs, but given the slippery slope we are on, this is a reliable “solution” to whatever a government can imagine is a “problem.”

Closer to Home

A good while back, Canada crippled their healthcare system by socializing it. Some years later, the idea occurred to some progressive eugenicists that caring for the chronically ill would cost a lot less if they could convince them to do us all a favor and kill themselves. Medically assisted suicide was mainstreamed, with nary a peep from the anti-capital-punishment “lethal injection is cruel” crowd, and they’ve been chasing a legal path to “compassionate” mass murder ever since.

From cruel to cool, almost overnight.

Canada wasn’t first, but they’ve been very progressive, with coloring books to get the children used to the idea that it is perfectly normal to have caring state-managed self-execution. And now, two ethicists at the University of Toronto have published a paper that takes this compassion to the next level.


Should MAiD be available to people in such circumstances, [poor economic conditions – I.C.] even when a sound argument can be made that the agents in question are autonomous? …

we use a harm reduction approach, arguing that even though such decisions are tragic, MAiD should be available.


Igor Chudov commenting on “In Choosing Death in Unjust Conditions,” notes that “The real reason for allowing euthanizing the poor shows up a couple of paragraphs down and is, no surprise, a financial one: Canada has a collapsing healthcare system, and euthanizing poor people “clogging hospitals” would allow more deserving individuals (note my sarcasm) to use medical services. The authors stop before saying that out loud, but this is my interpretation of why they brought up collapsing healthcare.”

In case you forgot, the pro-Obama Care folks were not shy about the need to manage care, which meant some folks would get pain pills instead of more expensive therapies, treatments, or operations. Misery or addiction (maybe both) is not a death panel (or a death sentence), even in a culture chasing suicide as a patriotic duty or a social good.

MAiD in Canada

MAiD is the name of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Program, and “In Choosing Death in Unjust Conditions” looks like the first step toward a long warned logical conclusion for the practice of state-approved or assisted suicide. Someone has said the quiet art out loud, probably at the behest of a government research grant.

As you may know, Canada socialized medicine (as in deliberately ruined its own health care) and watched as care declined for decades, culminating in a political pandemic. Now we have ethicists hinting that unless the country approves a plan that allows poor people (to be convinced by more government) to kill themselves, the whole thing could collapse under a weight they were long warned (by scoundrels on the free market right) it could never manage.

Related: Follow the Bouncing Ball: Canada Wrecks Health Care, Legalizes Assisted Suicide, Organ Donations Rise …

Poverty is not a crime, nor is it a death sentence. Escaping it “against all odds” continues to be the foundation of tales that inspire people regardless of where they started on the economic ladder. And millions of people (billions?) live happily below any conception we in the West might have of poverty. These are people with no health care and perhaps no potable water most of the year. But there they are, getting by with what they have, all with great potential – burping out the occasional rags to riches story, while a “rich” Western nation like Canada will consider the musings of ethicists who proposed legal chemical suicide as a solution to a problem the government created.

America, which was once the best place to start poor and work your way into or above the middle class, has a handful of states with legalized self-execution, with my neighboring Vermont offering that “compassion” to tourists who meet a set of strict criteria destined for mission creep.

As for Canada, at least a third of Canadians are also okay with using MAiD on the Homeless, and what happens when that number rises to 51%, which it will if you tell folks the homeless or the poor is the reason you have to wait six months for a procedure? Or that it is the only responsible and compassionate cure for an increasingly more comprehensive range of things, including Alzheimer’s? Get that crazy grandpa off your mind by letting us put an end to his! It’s what he wants.

And you thought Canadians were “nice.”


HT | Igor Chudov – Substack

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Joe, Sometimes You Just Have To Do The Right Thing

Tue, 2023-05-23 10:30 +0000

Joe Biden has been in the political game for so long, he knows no way of handling an issue than making it a political football. The debt ceiling is looming, and rather than sit down with leadership and work on the problem, he goes to the microphone and blames the MAGA Republicans. That is Joe’s solution to every challenge.

The President took questions for nearly forty-five minutes in a rare press conference today from Japan, where the G7 had just ended. I watched the entire session, and my takeaway is that Joe Biden does not convey an aura of leadership. His answers are vague, his focus is not present, and there is no conviction in his delivery. Powerful charisma is not essential, but we need positive, defined leadership, and we will not get that from Biden.

Biden took questions on many topics, from the Debt Ceiling, our relationship with China, and the war in Ukraine. I felt Biden was disingenuous in many of his answers. One example is his claims of talks with Xi of China when we know there has been no communication at any level with China since the Chinese surveillance balloon traversed the lower 48.

Another stretch of the truth is his claim that he can use the 14th Amendment to circumvent Congress on an economic policy. He also uses his coined comment that a failure to approve the Debt-Ceiling will result in the loss of 100,000 teaching jobs. That is not true and is said to stoke emotions.

The President has yet to answer any questions or comment about his role in the bogus Russian conspiracy theory concocted by Democrats and the FBI to disparage and harm Donald Trump’s quest for the Presidency. The Durham report clearly implicates Biden, Clinton, and Obama, and the President must answer questions about his role. It is inadequate for Karine Jean-Pierre to deflect questions to the Justice Department. Joe Biden has to clear himself of culpability before he can ask for a single vote to re-elect him.

Leadership is not about pointing fingers and assigning blame. The debt ceiling does need to be addressed, but it is not existential. If allowed to lapse, there is still enough tax revenue to service our debt payments. There may have to be specific departments cut back or shut down temporarily. That would be a perfect time to see if the world still spins without a Department of Education. The bottom line is that this President has to put his ego aside, remember what he said and did as a Senator, and sit down with Speaker McCarthy to get the job done. A plethora of expenditures can be cut in government spending, and we will still exist as a powerful country.

Finally, I think the President is very happy to let the debt ceiling drama play out as long as possible. The issue is a distraction and keeps the White House press corps from asking about corruption, payoffs, and why Hunter can travel to court in a private jet and cry poverty simultaneously.

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Parent Bill of Rights Fails

Tue, 2023-05-23 01:30 +0000

I dislike reporting on such bad news, but SB 272, the parent bill of rights, failed in the House. After a series of floor amendments gutted this bill, rendering it impotent and actually harmful to parental rights (see director’s report for more detail), the bill was voted “Indefinitely Postponed,” which means it can not be brought up again until 2025.

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Why? Because every Democrat voted against this bill along with a handful of Republicans and because more Democrats than Republicans showed up. At the beginning of this terms, I warned that Republicans did not have a true majority because attendance would determine the majority that day.

The first amendment that passed rendered the bill completely meaningless. Every Democrat voted for it along with these Republicans. Vote in 2024 accordingly.
Aidan Ankarberg
David Bickford
Mike Bordes
Jess Edwards
Joseph Guthrie
Dan Hynes
David Nagel
Travis O’Hara

Towards Liberty,

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Chris Sununu Presidential Poll Watch – Week of 5/22/23

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

Frankly, I’ve slowed down on reporting NH Gov. Chris Sununu’s polling number from RealClearPolitics (the gold standard as they aggregate several vetted polling companies from both the Right and the Left to “even out the bias”).  Why?

Just like with me in my Weight Challenge with Tom Murray, Sununu is neither gaining nor losing. Well, he did “lose” – 0.3% points. Another word for it is “stagnation.” He’s gone nowhere at the national level.  In fact, he’s barely hanging in the RealClearPolitics reporting – last place.

In the last eight polls they are using since 4/21, he has only garnered two returns – both at only 1%.  So this week, I’ve decided to better illustrate where folks stand in this race:

Tier 1

  • 56.3 – Donald Trump
  • 19.4 -Ron DeSantis

Tier 2

  • 5.6 – Mike Pence
  • 4.3 – Nikki Haley
  • 3.6 – Vivek Ramaswamy

Tier 3

  • 1.8 – Tim Scott
  • 1.3 – Larry Elder
  • 1.2 – Chris Christie
  • 1.1 – Asa Hutchinson (again, WHY?)

Also Ran (for those polling <1%)

  • 0.7 – Chris Sununu

As always, Sununu’s own words about setting THE threshold in making it to the debate stage:

Hangover: An “Evergreen” statement by Sununu himself on low-rated wannabes:

Mr. Sununu also warned minor candidates not to carve up the field.

“I think there’s a lot of hope and opportunity for good candidates to get in, drive the message where it needs to be,” he said. “But the discipline is getting out, too. The discipline and saying, ‘Look, you’re only polling at 5%, you got to get out.’ We don’t want a crowded field here.”

And, like last time, according to Sununu’s “debate podium standard,” only Trump, DeSantis, and Pence would be up there. I’m betting that the RNC would also have the Tier 2 folks as well.

My prediction is that if a couple more folks jump in in the next few weeks (Scott did last week, and DeSantis is rumored to do so this week), Sununu is toast. The only campaigning he’s done is either for Veep or a talking head slot.

That last line is about all the snark I was planning to use, and it is rather mild. However…

Kurt Schlichter is never one that holds back on anything or anyone as he believes that few Republicans understand the current political climate that the Democrats have deliberately whipped into a whirlwind (the second coming of Mao’s Red Guards and the destruction of traditional American mores and norms). Fewer still are willing to publicly put themselves into “political harm’s way” and into that whirlwind to stand up for their constituents in the political mudhole we find ourselves in:

The enemy hates us, and it is dead serious about converting its hatred into policy. From legalizing crime to weaponizing the government against us, from disenfranchising us at the ballot box to disarming us in our homes, to gagging us on social media and leveraging the regime media to hide the truth and amplify the lies, this is a cold war where we become serfs if we don’t win. It’s not the time for Team Use Your Inside Voice. The enemy holds every major institution; if you are worried about collateral damage to the institutions that seek to enslave us – or worse – then you don’t have the stones to flatten them and their current occupants. And that’s what we need to do.

With that in mind, in today’s column, he had this to say about Sununu:

I will not dignify maple syrup sap Chris Sununu by pretending his nascent candidacy is a thing.

And I’ll leave it at that. Except that Schlichter did mention Vivek Ramaswamy in an analogous fashion, as I have been. I think he’s starting to approach “Dark Horse” contention.

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Spellers The Movie In Wilton NH This Thursday (Get Free Tickets!)

Mon, 2023-05-22 22:30 +0000

Inspired by the book Underestimated, the new full-length documentary SPELLERS challenges conventional wisdom regarding a group relegated to society’s margins: nonspeakers with autism, who most “experts” believe are cognitively disabled.


As the film opening asks, “What if we’ve been wrong…about every single one of them?” SPELLERS answers that question, in convincing fashion, through the stories of eight nonspeakers—Aydan, Evan, Sid, Maddie, Jamie, Vince, Cade, and Elizabeth—who all found their voice through the miraculous process of using a letterboard to communicate their thoughts and feelings. As Jamie explains, “we think, feel, and learn just like everyone else.”

The film blends beautiful cinematography with heart-wrenching stories of these eight spellers and a strong message for every parent of a nonspeaker: your child can do this, too. SPELLERS also demands that teachers, schools, and therapists wake up to the reality that we may have underestimated the abilities of more than 50 million people worldwide.


Thursday, May 25th
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (film rolls at 7:00 PM)

Wilton Town Hall Theater – 40 Main Street

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The Left Pivots from No Farms No Food to – No Farms!

Mon, 2023-05-22 21:00 +0000

I’m still amused by how the non-GMO Left promoted the genetically modified (and some would suggest gene-altering) COVID-19 Vaccines. But then who says, “You don’t need a gun ‘cuz cops,” and then says, “You don’t need cops”? The Left.

Related: What if Organic Farming Were “Worse” Not “Better?”

Next up, and this is not our first dance with this topic, farms. The Netherlands has been at war with its farmers for over a year, doing its best to put them out of business because making food grow in the ground and harvesting it is terrible for the planet and the people they want living on it.

Remember, these are not just the no farms, no food people; they also virtue signal the need to end world hunger which GMOs can help accomplish, and for which farms are a requirement. The Left’s response to the need for more food (a few years back) was to put more food in gasoline, but now the plan is to end both: no farms, no food, no ethanol, no anything.  [There is no Dana, only Zuul.]

Closer to home, Globalist Goons like Bill Gates or the Chinese, or both, are buying up ranches, farmland, any land, and freeing it from the dangers of cattle or farming. Goon Gates is simultaneously funding bioengineered meat, which – and I’m no expert – sounds a lot like something the Left’s anti-GMO stooges should oppose, and not just because of how much more CO2 is emitted to make it. It’s engineered in a lab. If that’s okay, when can we expect to see the No Labs, No Food bumper stickers

You can’t, after all, put a solar panel on the roof of a label, but not on farmland where you expect to grow anything but weeds and wild grass. And if we are ever to get anywhere near net anything (and yes, it is still mathematically impossible), there needs to be as much open land covered with the damn things as possible, overshadowed by the forest of wind turbines scattered about as space permits.

No farms, no food, no cattle, but lots of solar and wind farms.

And no worries. The American elites will have their food flown in from non-stupid countries to which they offshored their agricultural emissions just like they offshored their energy emissions, and thanks to the incredibly high carbon footprint of wind and solar, we’ll have greater emissions but fewer of us, which is the carbon they were trying to reduce this whole time.

If there are no farms, there is no food, and that appears to be the plan. To control food to control people.


Or we could resist. Maybe. At least a little?


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Quick Thought – Why Isn’t The NH GOP Calling Out The Turncoat Republicans Who Aligned With Democrats to Torpedo SB272-Parental Rights?

Mon, 2023-05-22 20:15 +0000

Not ONCE, since the votes were taken have I seen anything even closely relating to what Kevin Landrigan of the Union Leader (and certainly nothing like what we’ve been writing about) in naming names?

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne, R-Auburn, was starting from behind on parental rights.

He could persuade only one of four past naysayers from his party — Rep. Mark Proulx, R-Manchester — to change his mind.

Two of the Republicans, Reps. Mike Bordes of Laconia and Travis O’Hara of Belmont, backed an amendment that gutted the bill. The fourth opponent, Rep. Dan Wolf, R-Newbury, was absent.

Once again, a MAJOR problem with the NH GOP is that there is no Political Discipline that gets applied. All we hear is Glittering Generalities.

Sorry/NOT sorry, NH GOP Chair Chris Ager – YOU SHOULD HAVE NAMED NAMES. Sorry/NOT sorry, NH House Republican Majority Leader Jason Osborne, YOU SHOULD HAVE NAMED NAMES.  By doing so, you would have let voters know who screwed them over on one of the most precious ideals we have as a Society: that PARENTS raise children and not some Hillary-Village.  Childism is a pernicious ideology that explains much of how the Democrats thought when voting – and these Republicans AHEAD of time gutted that bill with their amendments.

And you all remained silent.  Shame on you all!  We called them out on it – so where’s YOUR political courage gone to?  Enough of the “Jennifer Horne Syndrome” and running away.

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(More) Election Rigging A Certainty In 2024

Mon, 2023-05-22 19:30 +0000

I find it mind-boggling that the vast, vast majority of GOP “activists” actually believe that all that’s needed for the GOP to win in 2024 is to nominate “their” guy. Are they unaware of all the election-rigging that has taken place sine at least 2016? Do they believe that somehow “their” guy is going to negate Zuckerbucks and the equivalent, ballot-harvesting, Big-Tech and Regime-Media censorship, ec. etc. etc.? And that the FBI, CIA and the rest of the Deep State are going to “play fair” after having gotten away with rigging the prior two Presidential elections?

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What If Half of COVID Patients That Died After Being Ventilated Died From Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Not COVID-19?

Mon, 2023-05-22 18:00 +0000

Not long after the call went out to build thousands of ventilators, big beautiful ventilators – because someone in the Public Health Industrial Complex said they’d help – some experts began to question a protocol that would later be colloquially called ‘death by hospital.’

The CDC’s recommended treatment protocol was suspect from the beginning. Hospital admission, diagnosis (almost everyone had COVID-19), doing nothing until they needed a vent, and then trapping them on it until they lived or died. They didn’t all die, but many did, and researchers at Northwestern University believe that as many as half of the deaths were the product of “a secondary ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.”


“Our study highlights the importance of preventing, looking for and aggressively treating secondary bacterial pneumonia in critically ill patients with severe pneumonia, including those with COVID-19,” said senior author Benjamin Singer, MD, the Lawrence Hicks Professor of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine pulmonary and critical care physician. …

“Those who were cured of their secondary pneumonia were likely to live, while those whose pneumonia did not resolve were more likely to die,” Singer said. “Our data suggested that the mortality related to the virus itself is relatively low, but other things that happen during the ICU stay, like secondary bacterial pneumonia, offset that.”


Hospitals will not, by my estimation, be returning the checks they got from the government, nor will The Media be reporting the discovery or further analysis by researchers, like how, based on the data so far, there is not sufficient evidence linking COVID-19 death to a new term we all learned during the pandemic – a cytokine storm.


The study findings also negate the cytokine storm theory, said Singer, also a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

“The term ‘cytokine storm’ means an overwhelming inflammation that drives organ failure in your lungs, your kidneys, your brain and other organs,” Singer said. “If that were true, if cytokine storm were underlying the long length of stay we see in patients with COVID-19, we would expect to see frequent transitions to states that are characterized by multi-organ failure. That’s not what we saw.”


I understand that the flu can and often does weaken the body, making it more susceptible to pneumonia, which eventually causes death. I would think it fair to say the association was relevant to the initial cause. They got the flu, then pneumonia, and the latter ended their life. But no one was getting paid to say patients die of pneumonia. They got paid for positive covid cases, covid admissions, venting, and COVID as the cause of death.

Hospitals had a minimal incentive to deviate from the CDC’s COVID ATM protocol. If venting was responsible for the bacterial infection that led to death, then it wasn’t COVID; it was venting.

Experts estimate 40-50% of ventilated patients die, regardless of their disease. Around the world, between 66 and 86% of all “Covid patients” put on ventilators died. – OffG

I’ve had pneumonia a handful of times which was odd because I rarely get any cold or flu except when I smoked for several years and my annual pneumonia while working in a sorting center for UPS. I suspect the dust and crud I was breathing daily because it stopped after I left that job for high-tech office work. Pneumonia is nasty. And this research suggests that medical intervention (ventilation) significantly increased the probability of death from pneumonia.


“The importance of bacterial superinfection of the lung as a contributor to death in patients with COVID-19 has been underappreciated, because most centers have not looked for it or only look at outcomes in terms of presence or absence of bacterial superinfection, not whether treatment is successful or not,” said study co-author Richard Wunderink, MD, who leads the Successful Clinical Response in Pneumonia Therapy Systems Biology Center at Northwestern.


No one is getting their money back or the lives of their loved ones. I doubt we’ll see class actions survive in courts that supported the tyrannical policy interventions that stripped people of their rights. Still, if even a tiny flashlight shines on the venting protocol long enough, folks will push back harder if they try to resurrect this ransom demand the next time they try to take the world hostage.



HT | OffGuardian

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Mon, 2023-05-22 16:30 +0000

They’re flying so thick and fast it is amazing.  Take heart – there will be a Meme Overflow and almost certainly a Friday Meme Overflow-Overflow.  Last week’s Overflow-Overflow.

Remember, ridicule and mockery are effective weapons:

  1. Ridicule cannot easily be fought
  2. Ridicule makes the enemy angry, and angry people make mistakes
  3. For those in the “squishy middle” a Thought Splinter (and Part II and Part III and Part IV) can often be hidden inside humor.

Now, let the mockery and mayhem begin.


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











How do “poor Chinese just wanting a better life” travel from frickin’ CHINA to PANAMA and then walk up through MEXICO to the US border?







How We Enslave Ourselves





MASS PSYCHOSIS – How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL








Pick of the post:



Would explain an awful lot.  Ditto:





Monday Musical Memory:


Vangelis – Alpha (Audio)





Palate Cleansers:



Reminds me of a story of an old man who would sit for hours next to his dementia-ridden wife.  When the orderly asked why he sat there all that time, daily, observing that “she doesn’t even know who you are” – he replied “I know who she is”.


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The Skip & Tom Weight Challenge – Week 11

Mon, 2023-05-22 15:00 +0000

Oopsies!  Both of us lost track of time last week and didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted Week 10 until time was closer to Week 11 than to Week 9.  So, we both agreed to “take a bye” (sorta like the Celtics taking one even as they’re supposed to be actually playing on the court).

And from my part, I’m exactly where I thought I’d be at this point – stuck between 182 and 184. I knew this was going to happen and it’s here – 3 weeks in a row.  I’m going to have to jigger something to break out of this but not sure quite what yet.

As for Tom, he said he had broken 290 this week but then, like us all, ate a wee bit more than he should have this weekend so he hasn’t “officially” broken 290 lbs BUT, he’s gaining on me! The tale of the scale:


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Unmasking the Repressive Terror Unleashed Upon a Peaceful Nation

Mon, 2023-05-22 13:30 +0000

In a heart-wrenching display of callousness and disregard for human life, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has once again stained the lands of Iran with the blood of the innocent.

Today, we mourn the unjust execution of three more innocent souls, Saeed Yaghoubi, Majid Khazemi, and Saleh Mirhashemi. These tragic victims met their undeserved fate at the hands of a regime that thrives on terror, propagates religious extremism, and perpetuates a reign of darkness upon a once peaceful nation.

Iranians, with their voices amplified from rooftops, have repeatedly warned the world of the horrors committed by the Islamic Republic. The regime’s brutal disregard for the sanctity of life has transformed this once-thriving nation into a terrifying graveyard. The echoes of anguish from grieving families reverberate through the streets, pleading for the world to hear their cries and end the relentless slaughter of their loved ones.

I resolutely affirm that this merciless execution of innocent Iranians serves as a meticulously orchestrated strategy, intended to crush any form of dissent and instill paralyzing fear within the hearts of those who dare to challenge the oppressive rule.

The Islamic regime’s grip on power is built upon the terror they instill in people. But fear and terror can be overcome by courage, and courage can lead to change. Iranians once again must rise above the darkness that engulfs their nation, to stand shoulder to shoulder in defiance of oppression. We must let them know that they are not alone in this struggle; that the world stands with them in solidarity.

Amidst the smoke and debris of shattered lives, the Islamic regime clings to power, exerting its iron grip over the people of Iran. Fair trials, a fundamental pillar of justice, have become an alien concept in this oppressive regime. Instead, innocent individuals are subjected to sham proceedings, deprived of their basic rights, and forced to face a predetermined fate that holds no regard for truth or justice.

The harrowing truth is that today’s executions are not isolated incidents. The Islamic Republic has transformed Iran into a macabre theatre of death, where hundreds of souls have been prematurely ripped from their families this year alone. The IRI is the world’s leading executioner.‘ This brutal regime’s appetite for bloodshed seems insatiable, and if left unchecked, the death toll will continue to rise, leaving behind a trail of shattered dreams and extinguished hopes.

The international community must recognize the Islamic Republic for what it truly is – a terrorist regime occupying a once-peaceful nation. The civilized world must offer its unwavering support to the people of Iran. They should stand in solidarity with their cries for justice, demand for freedom, and yearning for a future devoid of fear. The time for idle condemnation has long passed; action must be taken to end this reign of terror. Diplomatic efforts, economic sanctions, global pressure, and “carrot and stick” must be employed to hold Islamic leaders accountable for their crimes against humanity.

Silence and indifference will only embolden these tyrants, allowing them to continue their gruesome campaign of execution and suppression.

Again, the world cannot and must not turn a blind eye to the plight of Iranians. The blood spilled on its soil is a haunting reminder of the atrocities committed in the name of religion. Let us unite in the pursuit of justice, demanding an end to the merciless slaughter, and work towards a future where the innocent no longer tremble under the shadow of the Islamic regime.

It is crucial to recognize that the struggle faced by Iranians extends far beyond their borders. The Islamic Republic’s brutal tactics are a global threat. If left unchallenged, their ideology of fear and violence could spread like wildfire, engulfing nations in a dark abyss of oppression and suffering.

Iranians pledge to continue to fight for a future where no innocent person trembles at the hands of an unjust regime. Together, they will restore the light that has been dimmed by the darkness of tyranny, ensuring that Iranians can once again live in peace, harmony, and freedom.

The lives lost, the tears shed, and the cries of anguish must not be in vain. Together, we can make a difference and herald a new dawn for the brave people of Iran.


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The Left’s “You Didn’t Build That” Now Applies To Your Kids …

Mon, 2023-05-22 12:00 +0000

About ten years ago, the political Left made a remarkable admission. They announced that whatever you had, be it income, a business, or whatever you’d worked to achieve, was thanks to the government.

You didn’t build that; whatever you had was at the pleasure of your political masters, an old idea that Marxists used to sell the end of class injustice. It didn’t work, has not, does not, and never will, but the appeal for people drawn to positions of power is undeniable.

Communists claimed they would tear down the old system and give the means of production to the people. The result was the complete loss of private property, autonomy, and individual rights. You and your output belong to the state, which will not tolerate dissent.

American Democrats invoke it as an excuse to arrive at the same destination. You didn’t build that. You have what you have because we did not take it from you. And this now includes your children.

My body, My Choice

My body, my choice, is an old and dusty idea that (to the modern Left) applies to scraping babies from the wombs of biological women but not much else. As best we can tell, the defining factor is whether it checks a box for Democrats or they can raise money on it.

Your body is, therefore, yours in the same way as your income. Your rights end at their privilege. This applies to women and men, but women can kill their babies or give birth, after which they belong to the state. That’s the message from Democrats who claim parents have no rights concerning their children.

Even if you homeschool them to avoid the “once they pass through the door, they are ours coalition,” the state believes it can come and take them at any time, no different than your property, at a whim. Search NH Child and family services for the truth if you don’t believe it. The door is the mother’s cervix and, in some cases, conception itself. Mothers deemed unfit have no rights during pregnancy or after birth.

This is now a standard of the Democrat party. They are not your children. You didn’t build that. And suppose you protest their treatment of them. In that case, you should expect to get pilloried by elected officials, canceled by their political allies, and you might even get a visit from a phalanx of (increasingly armed) bureaucrats to tell you differently.

For those who dare to think it would never go that far, your memories are short. During the so-called pandemic, police power was abused to abrogate the First and Fourth Amendments. The political Left and far too many on the right convinced the people this was for their own good.

But nothing the government does is for the good of anyone but the government, and the longer you refuse to believe that, the worse that problem will get.


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Republican Governor’s Sign Another Letter Supporting … Something-Something … Southern Border

Mon, 2023-05-22 10:30 +0000

Texas has been a major front in the Biden administration’s foreign invasion plan of America, offering little or no help to Texas or Texans being inundated with illegal trespassers. But why would they help? The deluge is the point.

And since border security is sometimes a GOP talking point, what should a GOP governor do? Sign onto another tersely worded letter. That’ll fix things.

New Hampshire’s bipolar border governor has done precisely that, but it has been twelve months since he signed the last one, and yes, I went looking. On April 19th, 2022, Chris Sununu joined twenty-five ‘Republican Governors’ creating a border strike force that would “coordinate to share intelligence, disrupt smuggling corridors, and assist border states. They plan to focus efforts on targeting cartel finances and border-related crime.”

That’ll do it. But it didn’t so, on May 11th, 2022, Sununu joined 19 other ‘Republican Governors’ in a letter imploring the Biden Administration to do something about the massive humanitarian crisis created by lax federal border policy.

Finally! Success. No, wait!

This past week there was another letter from twenty-four ‘Republican Governors’ (including Chris Sununu) supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbot and Operation Lone Star.


“While the federal government has abdicated its duties, Republican governors stand ready to protect the U.S.-Mexico border and keep families safe.

“All states have suffered from the effects of deadly illegal drugs coming across the border, and every state is a border state due to the devastating influx of drugs in our communities. Republican governors are leading the way to address the border crisis by increasing fentanyl sentencing and increasing support for law enforcement interdiction of drugs, among other measures.

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott has exemplified leadership at a critical time, leading the way with Operation Lone Star, and deploying the Texas Tactical Border Force to prevent illegal crossings and keep the border secure. We support the efforts to secure the border led by Governor Abbott.”


I’m sure Abbott is excited to have the moral support. But since the previous two letters, things have escalated not just on the Southern US border but also on the Northern border. Letter-signing Sununu has suggested increased spending on law enforcement to address the invasion of New Hampshire from the north and has asked the border security dilettantes in DC for aid, experiencing for himself the deaf ears upon which such requests fall.

Perhaps he could sign another letter, make copies, and have it posted along the 58-miles border with Canada. It seems pointless but it can’t be less effective than its predecessors.

Meanwhile, in Texas,


Operation Lone Star surges state law enforcement and other resources “to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border,” according to a statement from Abbott’s office. “Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 373,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 28,000 criminal arrests, with more than 25,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 402 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.”

Abbott has also been busing willing immigrants to blue “sanctuary cities” like New York and Chicago, though the governors’ letter was silent on that topic.


And that’s just one bucket in a rainstorm.

Does anyone know if we have Mexicans crossing from Canada to Alaska? They have a very long border with Canada, and it is America. And there must be jobs up there Biden won’t let Americans do. It’s almost as crazy as Mexicans crossing the border into Vermont and New Hampshire.

And how about these ‘Republican Governors’ ask their Attorney Generals to investigate that strange and unusual migration pattern? They could “coordinate to share intelligence, disrupt smuggling corridors, and assist border states. They plan to focus efforts on targeting cartel finances and border-related crime” and then report back to Americans. And you’ll get to write yet another letter, which could include a list of indictments. Rumor has it that the UN and the Biden admin have a conveyor belt of camps and busses moving “migrants” up through Mexico. Some people did something and are still doing it. A RICO-style international operation that is robbing US Citizens of their incomes, safety, and security.

We live in a Federal Republic. If you’d like to keep it that way, you’ll need to do better than write a few letters.


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CNHT: URGENT: Action Needed on Budget Bill

Mon, 2023-05-22 01:30 +0000

We’ve emailed you before about problems with the Housing Appeals Board (HAB), a state-level, 3-person panel of appointed, industry ‘professionals’ who are now allowed to override your town vote by defying the decisions of any of your town boards (planning, zoning, conservation, school, etc.).

The HAB has, in most cases, already trampled on local control and the rights of towns. Since the HAB was not legally created by a vote of the legislature, it is still our opinion that this board should be disbanded immediately…

We are writing to you today regarding an amendment to HB2 (the budget bill) that affects the Housing Appeals Board (HAB):

A proposed amendment to HB2 (see it linked HERE) would seek to increase the powers of the Housing Appeals Board by changing it to a “Land Use Appeals Board.” (see also HB2, line 107)

This would dramatically increase the scope of the board to hear appeals from local land use decisions to include anything ranging from excavation permits to commercial construction! CNHT does not support the HAB having these expanded powers.

ACTION: EMAIL the Senate Finance Committee and ask them to OPPOSE expanding the powers of the HAB as provided for in the amendment to HB 2.,,,,,,,


Thank you for helping save the NH Advantage.

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Maine Considers Law Ensuring Citizens Know What Chemicals are … on Trains (No, Not COVID Vaccines)

Mon, 2023-05-22 00:00 +0000

Train derailments are a lot more common than we knew. However, after the mishandling of the chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio, people with an itch to look relevant have been thinking about capitalizing on the tragedy for political points.


The CBS13 I-Team previously found state law blocks the public’s right to know. Now some lawmakers want to change that. …

there’s a bill with broad bipartisan support before the legislature Friday hoping to repeal this law and open back up the public records related to the transportation of hazardous materials by train.

Maine law (apparently) puts up roadblocks that prevent people from knowing precisely what chemicals are on what trains running through the state, and I can guess why. Radical Left Wing Democrat party-affiliated radicals like to tip trains. Oh, or maybe some other sort of terrorist.

Knowing what is in transit makes causing a derailment as an act of domestic or foreign terrorism that much easier. You can’t police miles of track, not even near populated areas. Finding a cargo and target could be a few keystrokes away if you were the sort. And they do.

Rail systems are genuine targets. So, while the Maine law sounds good, and we are huge fans of transparency, what assurances can the state provide that they are not inviting disaster? None.

And it’s not as if their recent track record on public health lacks tarnish.

While there are likely a few in the incestuous government NGO cabal who care about public health and safety after the COVID nonsense, no one should blindly assume anything. Maine may appear all giddyup to identify chemicals on trains in the name of health and safety. There continues to be a considerable gap between COVID vaccine efficacy and safety – specifically, the absence of both, including content from politicians and the media to set that record straight.

We might want to worry less about making sure terrorists know which trains to derail and more about the terrorists in government pushing medical policy (even mandates) – without informed consent – disguised as public health.


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