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The Latest Jobs Report Is a Potemkin Village Erected to Help Democrats Avoid Catastrophic Losses on Tuesday.

Sun, 2022-11-06 23:30 +0000

Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge has an analysis of the latest jobs report from DoL. A report that could under no circumstances look bad on top of every other terrible thing Democrats have done to the economy. So, it didn’t look bad, it almost glowed, but according to Durden, it looks like a lie.

A simplistic, superficial take of today’s jobs report would conclude that the red hot jump in nonfarm payrolls indicates a “strong hiring market” (just ignore the jump in the unemployment rate). Nothing could be further from the truth.

Recall that back in August and September, we showed that a stark divergence had opened between the Household and Establishment surveys that comprise the monthly jobs report, and since March the former has been stagnant while the latter has been rising every single month. In addition to that, full-time jobs were plunging while part-time jobs were soaring.

Fast forward to today when the inconsistencies not only continue to grow, but in some cases have becoming downright grotesque.

What is even more perplexing, is that despite the continued rise in nonfarm payrolls, the Household survey continues to telegraph growing weakness, and as of Oct 31, the gap that opened in March has since grown to a whopping 2.3 million “workers” which may or may not exist anywhere besides the spreadsheet model of some BLS political activist!

According to ZeroHedge, if I read this correctly, the Department of Labor is showing 2.3 million jobs that “don’t exist” and will, at some future point, find a way to express them.

The October jobs report is a Potemkin village erected to help Democrats avoid catastrophic losses on Tuesday. It’s a lie. And it’s not a new lie. Typer explains how the Department of Labor had done the same favor right before an election for both Obama in 2012 and again for the imminent victory of Hillary Clinton at the end of Obama’s second term in 2016.

Not that our readers will be surprised, but it is worth noting that not only the CIA, FBA, DoJ, IRS, State, DoE (Energy), the other DoE (education), and the DoD are weaponized partisan departments, but so is Labor (and all the rest, most likely).

It is why Trump had such a hard time getting anything done and what makes his accomplishments much more impressive. In a world where no one wanted what he wanted, he started a wall, negotiated trade deals, put China on its heels and Iran on notice, effectively ended ISIS, stayed out of new foreign wars, built peace in the Middle East, and kept many of his campaign promises.

It is also why they fear him and will do anything to prevent Republicans like him from capturing any authority, even the milquetoast RINOs that might accidentally put a hitch in the progressive DC step.

The Department of Labor has been on board for years, but the latest Jobs report cements their doe-eyed adoration of the Left, but will it make a difference?

Prices, inflation, and the reality of the jobs market (millions of full-time jobs lost to part-time) can’t have gone unnoticed by the people living in the real world.

Election irregularities aside, and we expect at least a few, we’ll have some sense of it on Wednesday morning.

If it is anything but a massive landslide for Republicans, it won’t go well for America or future jobs reports because I suspect the DoL will ensure those jobs will officially “go missing” while the GOP has the majority.



HT | ZeroHedge


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Sunday Spotlight: A Veteran’s Farewell

Sun, 2022-11-06 22:30 +0000

Today’s post is very personal. It is something that dozens or hundreds of people and families experience daily. We gathered with family and friends to say goodbye to my sweetheart’s brother today; it was an emotional and beautiful celebration.

It was even more impactful by the presence of a military honor guard with us to say thank you and farewell to one of their brothers.

David was a veteran, but he was also a father, brother, uncle, and friend, and there were many in attendance to celebrate his life. As the honor guard methodically unfolds and folds the flag to present to David’s daughter, the Commander of the local American Legion paints a picture of the character and make-up of a person who sets aside their personal goals to serve the country they love. The room became very focused as the rifle fire rang out in a 21-gun salute, and the haunting sound of the lone bugle blew taps. The honor guard’s intensity and precision set the tone for the celebration and farewell. It also brought me back to the scene of my father’s farewell and receiving his flag of honor. It intensified the emotions I was feeling today.

I am in no way saying that David was an extraordinary individual, though he was to everyone gathered here to say goodbye. Still, men and women like David are being laid to rest and celebrated daily and remembered for how they impacted the people in their lives. Each one of them is extraordinary. The sadness for me is that you watch the events, listen to the words at a farewell gathering, and question why. Why do we wait until someone has passed to honor and show our love for them?

The minister stepped to the podium and described David and his seventy-seven years on this earth with verses and stories. In a calming voice, he painted a picture of David’s life as if he had known David for decades. In truth, he was simply echoing the thoughts of David’s loved ones. Family and friends told their accounts of their special relationship or moment with David, and we all shared tears and laughter.

It would be nice if David were sitting in front of us in his familiar chair. If instead of looking at a picture of him, and a box with his ashes surrounded by beautiful flowers, he were present to hear all of these wonderful words spoken about him. I wish we could all take a moment from our busy lives to reach out to those special people we know and tell them why they are so before they leave this earth. My sweetheart has a habit of ending every phone call or visit with someone close by saying, “I love you.” It is a simple act, but one that says so much. I have adopted that habit, which shows how we can learn to spread kindness and love in the moment and not wait for a celebration of life.

We said goodbye to a loved one today, and I can see David smiling down at us. We are reminded of how quickly life passes and how precious each moment can be. Spend a few of those moments each day to show your love to those around you before they are a picture surrounded by beautiful flowers. Hold them in your arms and let them know they are special before they are but a memory you must hold.

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Constitutional Question One: Register of Probate. What HAVE You Done, Alan Glassman, to Show Cause to Keep the Office Around?

Sun, 2022-11-06 21:30 +0000

I had this post concerning the removal of the office of Register of Probate in NH as a Constitutional Office  (and loyal reader Dan McGuire had an opposing view here).  Now I have a couple of direct questions to Alan Glassman, currently the holder of that office in Belknap County…

Under the 2011 court reorganization, the Probate Court Division is now part of the Circuit Court system, and Belknap County is in the Circuit Court’s 4th Circuit based in Laconia. It stripped away all responsibilities of the Register of Probate office and transferred them to the Clerk of the Court.

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch’s website at shows the numbers for all types of cases filed by the divisions of the courts, with the most recently available numbers being for last year, 2021. During 2021, that Probate Court for Belknap County had new case filings totaling 678, of which the largest number, 508, were designated as probate cases, as opposed to adoptions, guardianships, etc.

During 2021, the elected Belknap County Register of Probate was Alan Glassman, who is strongly advocating keeping his position in the Constitution despite repeated efforts by the Judicial Branch to have the constitutional language modernized, which would be accomplished by a “Yes” vote on Constitutional Question No.1 on November 8..

  1. So, Mr. Glassman, please tell the voters exactly in how many of those 508 probate cases did you play any role whatsoever- whether advising family members, answering questions from family members, assisting in completion of forms by non-lawyers, or any other useful endeavors?
  2. And while you are at it, please tell the voters the precise nature of your legal training that qualifies you to advise or assist regarding probate matters?

The voters will probably find that the answers to both queries are “None” and “None.”

Thus the well-reasoned vote on Constitutional Question No. 1 is a resounding “Yes.”

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The Nashua Library is Not Welcoming to Religious Families

Sun, 2022-11-06 20:30 +0000

In their Welcoming City Initiative, the City of Nashua claims to be a place “where all people, including immigrant newcomers, are welcomed, accepted, and integrated.”

From what I have observed, the Nashua Public Library is not welcoming to religious families, including religious immigrants, and I called this out in my comments at a recent meeting of the Nashua Library Trustees.

Related: Picture Books at Nashua Library Promote Dangerous Gender Ideology to Young Children

You have likely heard the accounts about college students demanding a “safe space” to go to when something upsetting happens on campus but we all know that small children really do need safe spaces where their parents can bring them to get away from the terrible things going on in the world. The children’s room at the Nashua Library has been a refuge for families in Nashua for decades, including my family. 

The library is a place for parents to bring their children for wholesome time spent reading books and playing, sheltered from the cares of the world. Sadly, when I went into the children’s room after the June trustees’ meeting I found that the refuge of the children’s room had been shattered. 

I found a display of books celebrating Pride prominently placed so everyone coming into the children’s room could not miss it. It featured books containing adult themes including one celebrating Stonewall and glorifying protesters rioting and fighting police, another celebrating drag queens, a book celebrating a transvestite who participated in the Stonewall riots, and another teaching kids about the bewildering array of pronouns.

Little kids are too young to deal with these adult issues and parents don’t expect to have to confront this stuff when they come to the library. How many parents have stopped bringing their kids to the library because of displays like this? 

In the teen room I observed a library staff member working on a display of books on the floor and her display included the book “The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School,” which is targeted to children of Latin America immigrants. Catholicism is central to the lives of immigrants from poverty-stricken Latin American countries. It is sad that their teens are being encouraged by library staff to read a book that mocks their faith. 

The library is no longer a welcoming space for religious families. It gives the appearance of being hostile to religion. Many immigrants from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean have a strong, traditional Christian faith. These immigrant families who value education and want their kids to have a better life than they did don’t have a safe space to bring their kids to spend time with books. That is tragic.

This is a scene from the book “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish” by Lil Miss Hot Mess which was prominently displayed in the Nashua Library Children’s Room in June.

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And Another Note about the Democrat Citizens for Belknap Pac and Its Endorsements

Sun, 2022-11-06 19:00 +0000

And remember, we are now seeing their end-goal: the wipe out of any Conservative Republicans here in Belknap County. Thus, this GIF, sent in by a loyal reader, quite easily sums it up:

No, I am NOT going to say that any Republican is better than any Democrat – my history in tracking this stuff over 17 years has taught me differently. I have severe doubts about those Republicans that allied themselves with the Democrat founded, funded, and organized Citizens for Belknap political action committee:


However, down in Alton/Barnstead, the trio of Paul Terry, Barbara Comtois, and Peter Vadney are heads and tails better than any of the CfB allied Republicans that have been endorsed by the Citizens for Belknap PAC.  Those three have been marked for elimination solely for one reason: they have voting records that are solidly Conservative and uphold your Rights.

And yes, that especially includes Cindy Cretau-Miller in Meredith (who supports anytime abortion and has been trying hard to hide her “D” rankings by the NRA and the NHFC Second Amendment groups.  Instead, if you agree with me that abortion up to the day of birth is extreme and further restricting our right to bear arms is extreme, we have a choice now. Jeanne Tofts has decided to take on the challenge of a write-in campaign for state representative from Meredith. I urge my fellow Meredith voters to write in Jeanne Tofts as one of your two choices for Meredith state representative. Be sure to also fill in the oval next to where you write in her name. You must do both for the vote to count.

Heck, write in EVERY Conservative Republican that the Citizens for Belknap marked for elimination in the Primary:

Citizens for Belknap RINO Report

Since the Citizens for Belknap PAC did us all the favor for only supporting RINOs, just write in all those they marked for elimination in the Primary.  Just remember, as with Jeanne Tofts above, you must write in their names (like for me, Norm Silber and Glen Aldrich in Gilford for the NH House) AND be sure to also fill in the oval next to where you write in their names. You must do both for the vote to count.  Like this:


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Survival Sunday

Sun, 2022-11-06 17:30 +0000

First, I am merely an “enlightened amateur”.  Please vet & check on your own.  Caveat emptor.  Consider these to be priming the pump for your own investigations.

Second, I fear spicy time is very close, but even a month of food, water, etc., puts you well ahead of most of the sheeple.  IMHO, set your minimum sights on a three-month period.

Third, two things will be critical for having the best chance of making it through:

  1. Mentality: first and foremost in survival is having a flexible mentality and cultivating the ability to adapt. Vanity has no place in survival.
  2. Develop a meatspace network of people that are likeminded: cultivate your community ties and build alliances with neighbors (note: don’t babble about the Jab or globalists or depopulation, or start pointing political fingers when doing this)… and remember, the first rule of PREP CLUB is that there is no prep club.

And please follow both me, Nitzakhon, on Gab… as well as my blog host Granite Grok and also on Telegram Tommy Robinson Official plus his Urban Scoop site.  And don’t forget posts sometimes get cloned on American Reveille as well.


(Link to AZQUOTES per their policy.)


And FYI, links to my last two Survival Sundays:

Sunday Survival – October 30, 2022

Sunday Survival – October 23, 2022




The wicked fear the good, because the good are a constant reproach to their consciences. The ungodly like religion in the same way that they like lions, either dead or behind bars; they fear religion when it breaks loose and begins to challenge their consciences.

Fulton J. Sheen

Remember John Adams’ warning:


(Link to AZQUOTES per their policy.)


Before The People can govern themselves, people must govern themselves.  Thus the decades-long push to eliminate G-d, religion, and restraint against sin from our society.  A people so corrupted are fit only to be ruled, and deserve to be.




Top of the fold:

Capturing The Future – Liberty’s Torch (

Remember what this man said (video also in my essay here) about “prevent them from giving birth”:


And my essay from Urban Scoop:

Borrowing from a Dog Food Ad – Urban Scoop

In general I’m seeing more videos about falling birth rates too.  And this article:

The vaccine and human reproduction: Naomi Wolf’s horrifying review of Pfizer documents

Related to the virus – the plannedemic:

Moderna patented a 19-nucleotide sequence in 2013 that matches the most infectious sequence of SARS-CoV-2 –

These are NOT the Droids You are Looking For – the Air Vent (

Video.  And quote:

People literally watch the fraud happen and still deny that it is actually happening.

Remember Yuri Bezmenov:


Trump-like enthusiasm for a candidate:


IT’S A COUP: Team Biden Bragged about RIGGING Brazil Election Against President Bolsonaro Before Election Day says Stop the Steal Leader Ali Alexander (

And you think we’re going to have “free and fair” elections here in a few days?  BWAAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!  Related:

Early Voting Begins In New York, Rep. Zeldin Within Striking Distance of Failed Gov. Hochul

How is it even within striking distance?  It should be a runaway for Team Red.  Same in Michigan.  And across the country.  More and more races are leaning Red:

Cook Political Report Shifts Ten More Races In Favor Of Republicans

More Reasons Voters Might Catch the Red Wave

More evidence of huge voter swing to GOP | Washington Examiner

Schumer Warns Biden: We’re Toast | The Kevin Jackson Network (


Bayou Renaissance Man: So much for free and fair elections…

The Midterm Election Rigging is Underway

It’s Not Just St. Louis – New York City Is Training Election Workers to Accept ALL SIGNATURES That Are WILDLY UNMATCHED (

Breaking: White House Declares GOP Are ‘Not Going to Accept’ Election Results

Yeah, because you’re going to steal it despite every single piece of evidence saying you’re going to lose.  And more importantly, you’ll do it, the enemedia will carry your water, and too many RINOs will sign and say “We must respect the voters” as though the voters actually had anything to do with it.  And then, as tens of millions of people in the US finally understand that TINVOWOOT, things are on the precipice of getting very… messy.










Prepper Site URLS:

Most have daily articles; revisit daily.  Please recommend others in the comments.

Ask a Prepper, how to prepare, survive and thrive, latest news

Mother Earth News

The Organic Prepper Home – The Organic Prepper – The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.

SHTF Blog – Modern Survival

Survival World – Everything You Need To Know to Survive

Homestead Survival Site – How to Live Off The Grid in Comfort and Style

Urban Survival Site | How to Survive a Disaster in the City

Mind4Survival – Survival and Preparedness

Gray Wolf survival

Sustainable Living (

TruePrepper | Practical Prepping Guides and Survival Gear Reviews (new!)

And three aggregate sites listing their top favorite sites & links too:


The 50 Best Survival Blogs

Prepper Website – Preparedness • Survival • Alternative News

Specific, one-up articles:

How To Keep A Positive Mind During Hard Times – The Frugalite

You may not make it even with a positive attitude.  But for certain you will not if you don’t have a positive attitude.

6 Ways to Save Money That I Learned in Greece – The Frugalite

Some good thoughts.

SELCO: What to Do If Unwanted People Show Up at Your Door When the SHTF – The Organic Prepper What to Do If People Show Up When the SHTF – The Organic Prepper

They WILL show up.  IMHO related:

Want to Be Better Prepared? Find Some Prepper Friends – The Organic Prepper

94 Wilderness Survival Tricks – Ask a Prepper

Excellent video.  Video timeline broken down for your convenience.

M4S 033: New to Prepping? Focus on These 4 Basics (

Just remember… you cannot prepare for every eventuality.  Pick a first-level target, get to it, then move forward.

7 Weird Things Only Preppers Understand. Do you? (

Very true.  I tried to hammer into my wife’s head that “Half full is all empty” but… she’s run out of gas several times just in the past year.

13 Ways to Catch Fish for Survival – TruePrepper

Just remember… it’s you and a LOT of other people also thinking this if SHTF.


Related to Spicy Time:

Raconteur Report: Two Questions

Exactly.  And an excerpt from one of the comments:

If all of the people running as R’s win, i.e. the Red Tsunami that’s been bandied about for the last six-eight months, and don’t they come in raising hell like AOC and the squad did from day one when they got elected and/or are stymied by their leadership in both houses, personally I think hell’s coming to breakfast.

Related to that:

A Friendly Letter To The Foes of the Republic – According To Hoyt

Read the whole thing.  Yes, we’re done putting up with their BS.  The Left, and the RINOs.



For Your Reading Pleasure | NC Renegades

Two PDFs at the link.  Click through and download for future reference.





Remember the Rule of Threes.  Three days without water.  After shelter (unless the weather’s decent), this is your highest priority.




Short of years and untold wealth, you cannot possibly be fully prepared for everything (I have to keep reminding myself of that).  But even some preparations, ideally at least 90 days of food, water / water purification, etc., puts you head and shoulders in front of the vast majority of the sheeple who will be in jaw-gaping astonishment when the SHTF.  The only relevant questions are:

  1. When does it start?
  2. How bad will it get?
  3. How long will it last?
  4. What will the aftermath look like?





And another take on this idea:





I just started a FORAGING group on Gab.  This week I will get the joining process straightened out, I hope!


Foraging: One-up articles

9 Grasses You Can Safely Eat In A Famine – Ask a Prepper

21 Wild Edibles You Can Find in Urban Areas – Ask a Prepper

16 Wild Edibles You Didn’t Know You Could Forage For – Ask a Prepper



Foraging: Permanent sites:

Foraging (

Wild Harvests (

Southern Appalachian Herbs

Books (permanent feature):

Feasting Free on Wild Edibles (old but good)

The Lost Ways (much more than just foraging)

The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods




Deep State / Coming Tyranny / WEF / Globalists (broad):

FBI Whistleblower Exposes How FBI Could Be Tracking YOUR Social Media Posts (

Rumble video, a little over 3 minutes.


New Zealand going full Stasi.

Dutch finance minister proposes increased financial surveillance (

BOMBSHELL: German Banks Accelerating CBDC & Social Credit Score Dystopia (

Like I said in the last Survival Sunday… a relentless, remorseless, inexorable advance.  And you think you’re going to VOTE your way out of this?  Speaking of voting:

THE FIX IS IN: Joe Bidens Warns Americans Several Races Will Not Be Called for Several Days After the Election So “Be Patient” (VIDEO) (


When a private company does the diktats of the government… that’s called Fascism.

A CITY IN CRISIS: LAWLESS SAINT LOUIS, PART ONE: St. Louis Police Operating at Less than Half Strength – Not Enough Cops to Respond to 911 Calls as Crime Skyrockets

Remember their goal: a society so crushed, so impoverished, so desperate and scared that they’ll surrender everything for a sense of stability.  As was prophesized:


(Link to AZQUOTES per their policy.)


‘Conspiracy Author’ David Icke Banned From EU, Labeled A “Terrorist” | ZeroHedge

Banned.  No trial, no hearing, no nothing.  And they expect us to just sit here and take it?



National Security (specifically):

Konnech’s Shocking “Back-Door” Access Into U.S. Election Data: Network Diagram (

If it’s election data, it’s other data too.



Shortages (broadly):

Worsening US China relations will disrupt supply chains – FreightWaves

In the name of fattening the bottom line, companies outsourced too much.

2 Catastrophic Things Are About to Happen to Our Supply Chain (

Only two?  But these two are bad enough.

Bayou Renaissance Man: Situation reports around the country

It’s coming.  Comments from all over.

“Possibility Of Additional Outbreaks:” Bird Flu Strikes Iowa Egg Farm With Million Hens | ZeroHedge

UK Orders All Poultry And Captive Birds Indoors Amid “Largest Ever” Bird Flu Outbreak | ZeroHedge

A convenient epidemic in food animals.

Indonesia building rice stocks amid inflation | World Grain (

A nation preparing.  Meanwhile, in America, we fiddle…

Most productive NSW agricultural shire counts hundreds of millions of dollars in crop losses – ABC News

There are so many negative weather events impacting so many crop yields, globally… just as energy is converging to a crisis, supplies in general are converging to a crisis… that I’m tempted to start giving credence to the idea that there is weather control and it’s being used against us.




Germany Dodges Recession But Inflation Climbs to 11.6%

Poland: Inflation Reaches a New High in October

Poland’s annual inflation reached 17.9 percent in October, according to Statistics Poland (GUS). Compared to September, prices of goods and services increased by 1.8 percent.














LOL: CNN Set to Start Firing Lots of Employees Just in Time for Christmas (

Then they should learn to code. 



Know your enemy:

LA Times Seems Surprised That PRC’s Gas Phase-Out Will Harm Small Businesses

They want a total shut down.  Of everything.  Well, everything except their private jets and yachts and all.



Meanwhile their useful idiots truly believe CO2 emissions will be the end of all life on earth:

German Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Dinosaur Display

“Unlike the dinosaurs, we hold our fate in our own hands,” protester Caris Connell, 34, said as museum visitors milled around the display. “Do we want to go extinct like the dinosaurs, or do we want to survive?”

Ask yourself this question: if you TRULY BELIEVED that mankind and an industrial civilization were a threat to the entirety of life on earth, what would you NOT DO to stop it?

Biden Sends Gitmo’er Who Plotted to Smuggle Nukes into US Back to Pakistan (

Taking the side of the enemy.  Openly.

The Climate Change Zealots are Coming for Your Pets | Armstrong Economics

The study glosses over the fact that many animals eat meat that is not safe for human consumption and would be otherwise thrown away. The study makes numerous mentions of the mental health benefits that pet ownership provides, but still concludes that reducing the number of pets in our society is for the greater good.

Ignoring inconvenient truths (you see what I did there?)?

Gavin Newsome Issues A Warning To His Own ‘Damn Party’: A ‘Red Wave’ Is Coming Because ‘We Are Getting Crushed on Narrative’ (

Notice no contriteness or recognition that their policies may not be desired.  No.  It’s ALL about their not talking to us unwashed correctly.

I really hope their arrogance will be their undoing.  And the GOP Elites are set to do what they’ve always done – shiv their base in the back:

GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Sets Plans for a GOP Led House – Ignores Biggest Issues Facing Country



New Leftist Malady diagnosed – The DaleyGator

Fact is a lot of the nutty folks on Twitter and other social media believe the narratives about those on the right. And they are, themselves indoctrinated with so much propaganda and hate that they have turned off any objectivity. They really are incapable of reason.

Analysis: Correct.



Economy at large:

$2 Quadrillion Debt Precariously Resting On $2 Trillion Gold | ZeroHedge

I have a feeling that when the house of cards falls, we’re going to see just how empty the world economy really is.  Related:

“We’re At The End Of A Major Era” – Von Greyerz Warns Of “$2.5 Quadrillion Disaster Waiting To Happen” – American Partisan

Americans Skip Meals and Meds Because They Can’t Afford Them (

That’s if you can get them.  In last week’s issue… wait, am I putting out a magazine?… I mentioned a shortage of Amoxicillin.  Just today my doctor is trying to get me a new scrip and having difficulty.  I mentioned it to a friend and he said there’s a shortage of that too.

Poll: 75% Of Americans Believe The Country Is In A Recession…

Only 75%?  I like to drink seltzer.  Up 20%.  I like Chunky soup; up 40%.  Can barely find my kids’ favorite box juice – even one flavor – when before there were a half-dozen flavors always available.  Who TF are the 25%?

Something Has Snapped: Unexplained 2.3 Million Jobs Gap Emerges In Broken Payrolls Report | ZeroHedge

Details break The Narrative.



US Stability (broad catch-all):

8 Out Of 10 Americans Say Things Are “Out Of Control”; New CBS Poll Finds – The Jewish Voice

And yet… my prediction is that they will retain the House and increase in the Senate through fraud.  And the useful idiots on the Left will crow “See, MAGA has been rejected”.  On that out of control real world:

Looking at the real world out there

WHOA: Democrat blows whistle on election fraud in Florida, claims to have evidence of illegal ballot harvesting and tampering over the last 20 YEARS! | Not the Bee

When Barackus was re-elected in 2012, I couldn’t believe it.  I could not, simply could not, fathom how America had fallen so far as to re-elect Mr. Flexibility.



But after 2020, and revelations like this, I am simultaneously furious at the betrayal of our elections by the Left, and yet hopeful that – because of this fraud – there are more of us than I thought.




World Stability (broad catch-all):

US sends precision nuclear weapons to Europe in huge upgrade to arsenal | World | News |

What do I keep saying?  Every nation will take “every logical step” until somehow the shooting starts.  Just like WWI started with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand… and things slowly snowballed until WWI kicked off.  Related:

An Inconvenient Opinion from Europe (

So anyone now advocating negotiations and de-escalation is suspect. Indeed; according to specialists in Washington, the demand for de-escalation just leads to escalation. For the war apologists, the reason for this is simple: “whoever negotiates now shows that he is scared of nuclear war” according to Washington’s influential Yale professor Timothy Snyder. To me, it just seems perfectly sensible to be terrified of a nuclear holocaust, potentially wiping out the entire human race, but that attitude is already being described as cowardly. I must be very old-fashioned.

And IMHO related, this is poking the bear to the max:

UK spies building secret ‘terror army’ in Ukraine – Grayzone — RT World News

Italy says “NO!” New conservative leadership tells German NGO rescue ship: “Take them back, we don’t accept illegal alien freeloader-wannabes” (

Doing it right.  No wonder the Globalists hate her… keep it up!




“This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won’t be done. The Founders’ Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.”

“But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.”

~ Mike Vanderboegh





Specific to energy:

U.S. LNG Cannot Replace The Russian Natural Gas That Europe Has Lost | ZeroHedge

And that’s if there’s American LNG available:

Bayou Renaissance Man: Joe did this!

Fuel Company Issues Diesel Shortage Warning, Says US ‘Rapidly Devolving’ – The Jewish Voice

Why do I have a feeling that everything’s converging to collapse in a very short time window?  And this will not help:

Biden: Coal Plants “All Across America” will be Shut Down, Replaced by Solar and Wind – Watts Up With That?





Biden’s Diesel Fuel Shortage: Cold Comfort :: Gatestone Institute

Without diesel, there’s nothing.  More:

Biden Diesel Fuel Shortage Is On Verge of Shutting Economy Down

France to restart nuclear reactors – energy ministry (

Last month, the French national electricity grid operator RTE warned that it would not rule out the risk of blackouts this winter due to prolonged strikes halting the repair. According to RTE, outages could only be avoided if power consumption was reduced by 1% to 5%, while in the event of an extremely cold winter – by 15%.



Gardening, animals, food preservation, overall health, etc.:

10 Common Chicken Coop Mistakes (

Top 10 Foods to Grow for Survival – Ask a Prepper

Practical Tips on Making Your Own Mushroom Master Cultures – The Organic Prepper

Swap Your Lawn Mower for a Goat: The Benefits of Grazing



Links on old-time food storage (permanent feature):

Thanks to the Canning and Preserving group on Gab, I now have these links:

Preserving foods by drying | How to dry foods safely (

USDA-Complete-Guide-to-Home-Canning-2015-revision.pdf (

Canning | SDSU Extension (

Food Preservation– Canning | Consumer Food Safety | Washington State University (

Canning Timer & Checklist App | OSU Extension Catalog | Oregon State University

National Center for Home Food Preservation (

Canning Recipes | Ball® Mason Jars (

If you see others, tell me in the comments.

Topical Books (also permanent):

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking & Curing

Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing

A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game

The Prepper’s Canning Guide

Pickled Pantry

Fermented Vegetables

Hydroponics and Greenhouse Gardening: 3-in-1 Gardening Book to Grow Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit All-Year-Round

Hydroponics for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Hydroponic Gardening, Designing and Building Inexpensive DIY Hydroponic Systems…

The Aquaponics Guidebook: Combining Aquaculture and Hydroponics Combining Aquaculture and Hydroponics







Big Tech in general:

PayPal BUSTED AGAIN for burying in its Terms of Service the $2,500 fine for customers using “wrong think” (

Again… they’re relentless.  The issue is finding a viable substitute.  I have just canceled my personal account; my work account is more problematic and I need to have an alternative before I can close it… but as soon as I figure that out, I will.  And in the comments on why I was closing it I specifically mentioned their free speech fine.

Obama says internet, social media are threat to democracy – Vox

Yeah, now that they’re losing control it’s a threat.  Remember that the Left learned, long ago, that to control the electorate you have to control the information flow.  About that:

FAKE NEWS On the Warpath: These Mainstream News Networks Give GOP Negative Press 87% Of The Time In Midterm Run-Up – And One GOP Candidate Has 100% Bad Press



Self-defense (broad) & Hunting:

Invisibility: How to Be a Gray Man (

Good advice for being out and about.  But in general, IMHO, you are not going to “gray man” your way through spicy time.  I also recommend this book to “reverse engineer” how you might be targeted:

Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life: Van Horne, Patrick, Riley, Jason A., Coyne, Shawn, Pressfield, Steven: 8601410613570: AmazonSmile: Books

Ironically, as someone who “checks his six” regularly, this marks me as someone to keep an eye on.

SELCO: What to Do If People Show Up When the SHTF – The Organic Prepper

In talking with people I’ve let out more than I should have.  Thus, I’ve had people tell me “Oh, well, I’ll just come to your house”.

How to Create a Safe Room – The Organic Prepper

If only… now, if I could have the budged and time to build from scratch?

Why a gun is a legitimate defense against a knife

Also look up the Tueller drill for how fast a guy with a knife can close with you.



Catch-all miscellaneous:

PSA – Credit Card Skimmers | NC Renegades

Some years ago my wife and kids went to visit her family back overseas.  I monitored our accounts and suddenly noticed a number of Uber charges – significant ones.  I quickly asked her if she’d used Uber.


I figured it must have been a skimmer at a local 7-11, which became the last time I ever paid for gas at the pump.  Cash only, or go inside to use the card reader there (but 99.9% cash).  And I still monitor my card regularly.  I also invested in a RF blocking wallet and keep all cards and my ID in RF-block card sleeves on top of it.

Smart People Need to Check Their “Cognitive Privilege” (

The last time my IQ was measured it was north of 150.  So what should I do, get a lobotomy so I’m “fair”?



Concluding thoughts if I’m moved to comment:

I look back and say that I wish I had done many, many things differently.  Chosen different paths on so many things, but… here I am.  Regrets over the past are useful only insofar as they inform future choices.

Hashem bless all of you as we move forward into dangerous times.  I fear those times are perilously close.  Just remember my advice from above: you can only do what you can do.




Palate cleansers:










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Spotted by a Friend: Jim Kofalt for NH House

Sun, 2022-11-06 16:30 +0000

As he was out and about in New Ipswich, Temple, and Wilton (NH House District Hillsborough 32):

Did you see what was written under the STOP sign?  Yes, Socialism…So, help Jim Kofalt and his friends STOP Socialism.

(H/T: Mike)

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Who Let Them Run Our Elections?

Sun, 2022-11-06 16:00 +0000

When was it? I’d like to know. When did the populous decide that the beliefs of one side of a political spectrum became the “science.” In what universe did the Democrats become the arbiter of what should be considered reasonable?

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There is nothing reasonable about the leftist political action committee known as Citizens for Belknap. With stated goals of returning “reasonable” people to office, their real agenda was to get rid of the most ardent and solid republican State Representatives.


Mission Accomplished. They started out by putting out hilariously bad signage, mostly populist garbage haranguing some so-called “extremists” and purporting that voting for one over another would “save Gunstock.” Insisting that those who moved here as part of the Free State Project were some underhanded cabal looking to sell Gunstock to the highest bidder. I’ve heard all kinds of accusations made.

They bandied about arguments saying that this group of extremist Republicans were looking to build an environment gutting mountain top Hotel. Odd argument, considering that was more in line with what the former Gunstock Area Commissioners such as Brian Gallagher and Rusty McLear (and his handlers) were looking to push through with next to nothing for accountability. I’ve also heard rumors that Republicans would close the trails, stop the skiing and strip mine the mountain.

All of this was a bit more than I had even thought about. I did have some thoughts and publicly stated that regardless of how “extreme” I may have been branded, I was actually for spending funds to make the mountain even better and more attractive to those who would like to use it. It was, after all, a county asset. I did, however, oppose such decisions that would lead to cutting into the natural habitat, and further I oppose the lining of pockets that would come with a grand hotel on the mountainside. Pockets, mind you, that almost always seem to end up being owned by the same old people who jump at the chance to accept State funds and slap their name all over multi-million dollar projects.

Just so happens that the delegation came in and stifled what the Commissioners wanted. And much like the toddler who does not get what they want, they devised and carried out a plan to smear all of the delegation as “unreasonable,” “extremist,” “Free Staters,” and “radicals.” The average voter doesn’t show up to our County meetings, and when they did, a litany of some of the most unreasonable accusations, speechifying, and showing complete ignorance of the situation was the lead story of the day.

The newspapers smeared us. Signs started popping up everywhere. For all the talk about misinformation and attempting to lead a violent charge, there’s that group that sure does seem to have a lot of backing to be given the opportunity to publicly lie, make incorrect or exaggerated statements that could see people physically harmed. Not to mention, I have a hard time imagining a more cruel world than one that has a street team of people who regularly oppose “freedom” and “liberty” and act like using individual liberty as a focus, an orientation, is somehow bad or evil. I would look twice at someone asking for my support but who also thinks that “freedom” isn’t something that’s important.

For Citizens for Belknap, the issue wasn’t the Mountain. It wasn’t the Gunstock Area Commission. Wasn’t the management team who vacated their positions when faced with an audit that cut into their workday.

This group wasn’t looking to protect anything. They were looking to destroy, and they had and continue to have an appetite for destruction. Preying upon the uninformed voter, who themselves jump at the chance to “make a difference” and “do something” by handing out their “voter guides” that slandered not only good and responsible Representatives but also were heavily weighted to ensure that the least electable people were those who were left standing to face their socialist progressives in the main event.

These uninformed voters showed up to polls they hadn’t bothered with in previous years, working to undermine the Republican Party that they had no intention of being a part of. That’s not only underhanded, but it’s also immoral and which is why I support moving to closed primaries like my friend Representative Gregg Hough wrote about so well in these pages on The Bastion.

Sidenote: reposted with permission from NH State Rep Glen Aldridge

Keeping Democrats and independents out of our primary will do much more to help heal the divide we see in our party. How can we heal, if there are toxic individuals who choose to remain and cause chaos, and how can we heal if we are impotent to do anything about it?

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The strategy put out by Citizens for Belknap PAC worked. Help people who show up to the polls with zero clue get a cheat sheet to fill in some ovals and ensure that the strongest candidates for office are left behind. No matter to those folks that for the better part of eight years, I had worked to maintain those American values which profess to allow those of us who earn to keep our earnings and the understanding that your earnings in your pocket do much more to increase personal freedom than any amount of handouts from government. The people spoke, and it was mostly people who couldn’t pick me out of a lineup.

I will likely be replaced by the same folks who were rejected all those years ago, tax and spend liberals. Democrats will use this method over and over in other parts of the state to further remove even more good representatives:

  • Create a scandal out of nothing
  • Build enough populist angst
  • Create division
  • Beat the drum of lies so long and so hard that it’d be hard for anyone to try and overcome them all.
  • Then you target their strongest candidates, helping them to be ejected after the primary,
  • Leave the weakest candidates to fend for themselves.

While I don’t think, certainly, that Representatives Dawn Johnson and Richard Littlefield are weak candidates, the Left most certainly does. Some Republicans are just about untouchable, like the Honorable Harry Bean who is a stalwart for Gilford, so it was smart of them to include him in a list of acceptable candidates. Oddly enough, the voting records of Representative Bean and others who didn’t make it through the primary are very similar. What exactly was the cause for a Republican to choose Representative Bean over other individuals with the same or similar beliefs and voting records? The answer is, because those “independents” are not really very independent at all. They’re absolutely dependent upon their Democrat party. They’re dependent on getting folks into office in Belknap County who will be a rubber stamp.

Need more funding, you got it. Want this mountain top hotel, break ground tomorrow. The crony capitalists who consider themselves to be Republican, throwing good Republicans to the wayside, do so to line their pockets at the cost of the regular people out there who are having a hard time even filling up their gas tank or ensuring they can heat their homes this winter. Money over people. Corruption over freedom.

There’s still a chance to pull something together and leave this election season without a total loss. Suck it up, and vote for Republicans up and down the ballot. Perhaps you were angered by a certain representative’s votes on things like Right to Work, or Parental Rights. It’s time to put it aside and vote for them. Maybe some of these representatives took to cuddling up with the Leftist Citizens for Belknap PAC. Maybe they lambasted you publicly, lied about you, threw you to the wolves, dishonored your integrity. You’re still going to need to vote for them. The alternative is, that the Citizens for Belknap PAC model will completely win, and all of us will completely lose. Not just in the election, but in life.

Democrats at the County Delegation table will be nothing if not an instrument to enact more of Sleepy Joe Biden’s agenda. Higher taxes, more handouts, less individual rights, a reduction in our liberties.

You lost some great State Representatives in the primary, but there’s no need to sink our ship. Let’s cease the infighting. Let’s look ahead to a world where we, as Republicans, are going to have to work together after this election is over. If we lose together and can’t come back from it, after two years of anguish under Biden, we will be asking for that misery to come your local doorstep. I personally shudder to think about the Democrats taking control, and the absolute despair to come from it not for myself but for my neighbors and friends subject to their whims.

I urge Republicans of all flavors to come together and vote the party line. I urge you to reject the Citizens for Belknap PAC Democrat agenda. I ask you to stand with your brothers and sisters and have the courage to elect people that you don’t 100% agree with. I’m asking for you to vote for the guy you agree with 30% or 40%, the alternative is someone you agree with less than 10% getting in. What those people will do to you and your wallet will be making you wish you had.

Representative Glen Aldrich

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To Democrats, It is Only “Democracy™” When What They Want Wins!

Sun, 2022-11-06 14:30 +0000

I know (I know!) another post about the Left and Democracy, but I keep getting ideas, and darned if I can’t stop sharing them. This one popped into my head while I was walking around with a leaf blower strapped to my back—idle time, like a long drive and no radio reception or standing in line at the bank (they feel the same to me).

Related: Abortion and Democracy

So about that idea.

Democrats can’t shut up about defending Democracy, but that’s meaningless without some context. Anyone who says or writes things with which Democrats disagree is guilty of either hate speech or some accumulating level of treason. Remember the post-9/11 threat level color scheme, or how about the more well-known Defense Condition (DEF CON)? For reference, Elon Musk is currently Threat Level Red or DEF CON 1, and any speech on HIS platform Democrats disagree with is hate.

See what I’m saying?

If you need some icing on that crooked cake, the Democrats are also the party of death, so let’s put those things in a blender and see what it looks like poured into a High Ball Mojito glass.

Answer: It’s only a Democracy when what they want “wins.”

Democracy isn’t 50+1 when the plus one votes “incorrectly,” speaks the wrong words, or supports the contrary policy, which is their definition of extremism. If you are not on board with whatever they are peddling – and a note to would-be independents, that means all of it – you can expect to be pilloried for daring to express any concern about anything from human trafficking, grooming children, irresponsible spending, crime, public safety, open borders, or dodgy elections.

There is no middle on the left. There is only The Left or silence.

There is no free speech under Democrat Party Democracy, just their speech. And while you may not feel comfortable voting for Republicans, you should. Whatever disagreements you may have, they will let you express them and encourage public debate without fear of being beaten by a mob or indefinitely detained and accused of treason. And, sadly, that’s not hyperbole.

Democrats have done it and are doing it right now because they have the 50+1, and this Tuesday, we need to take that from them and keep them as far away from it ever again as humanly possible. Or secure existing majorities to place it further from their influence.

Democrat politicians cannot be trusted with power, the purse strings, or much else, and your family’s freedom – as rare and extreme an idea as it is in the arc of human history – depends on it.



  • NYT Poll: Democrats and the Media are a Bigger Threat to “The Democracy” Than Republicans

  • To Dems’ Democracy’ Does Not Mean What They Want You to Think It Means

  • Abortion and Democracy

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Thoughts and Prayers for Pelosis

Sun, 2022-11-06 13:00 +0000

When I heard the news about the horrific tool-related attack on Paul Pelosi the other day I immediately smelled a rat and knew something wasn’t right. So I did some investigating and as I suspected…

The man is first of all white and male, which means there is a nearly 100% chance he is a Christian Nationalist / MAGA Republican.

Imagine my shock when I found out he was in San Francisco, i.e. MAGA country. Never mind he was an illegal immigrant from Canada. That’s nuts, right? True doughnuts.

The pieces were falling into place; white, male, San Francisco, illegal Canadian immigrant.

Butt weight, then it emerges the man is a practicing nudist, which any fully clothed person knows is the goal of all Christian Nationalists – to return to the Garden of Eden completely naked.

He even believed he was Jesus – does this not scream a completely insane Christian Nationalist MAGA maniac? Jesus Depape Christ does it ever!

What’s more, he was staying in a collective-run domicile with a BLM flag out front. Can it get any more obvious – this guy easily could have been Donald Trump himself if he wasn’t already Jesus.

However, this flag-loving group of super Frisco freaks also had a rainbow flag as well, which we all know is a dog whistle for Christian Nationalism since we know they worship the God who made the rainbow. How much evidence do we need here folks?

How about his Joe Rogan (re: far right) proclivity to take and advocate hallucinogens? We seem to have an open and shut case. Only there is more.

He was in his underwear, at 2 am which, if I’m not mistaken, was the exact time Trump tweeted out his last tweet about Nancy Pelosi while ALSO likely in his underwear. Not to mention he was wielding a weapon, just like when Jussie Smollett was attacked by those MAGA country black guys from Nigeria with a rope at 2 am, in Chicago while out to get the subway. Just like they called out “This is MAGA country” Jesus was asking “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?” The similarities are eerie – to January 6th! Am I right?!

However, the cherry on top was his blog where he was writing about Qanon, which we all know is as MAGA-LOMANIACAL as it gets. Jesus clearly was on a mission from God to deliver the country into the hands of Donald Trump, the evidence couldn’t be more clear. Never mind the articles on the site oddly were written before the blog was online, because evil genius like this plots its course carefully, over time. These family-loving hyper-patriots play the long game. Like Satan, they never take a day off and never take a playoff.

So, Vermont AND New Hampshire, please, send your thoughts and prayers to Jesus (not that one!) for Paul Pelosi who thought he was being visited by a friend only to find out he was being beaten over the head by the Lord of Fruit of the Looms.

Luckily the Pelosis are American royalty and have made enough chasing the American dream by using politics to create massive personal wealth, he’s likely to be able to pay his medical bills and have a full recovery.

Thank God the San Francisco District Attorney had the good sense to ban all media from looking at the body cam footage or hearing the recorded call or seeing any of the security footage where the usually robust Pelosi personal security team was having a bad night and somehow let this guy through. Nobody wants to see or hear that anyway.

God save our socialist Democracy (but not the Republicans).


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Notable Quote – But If You Know Just Where to Rhetorically Kick Them Where It Hurts the Most…

Sun, 2022-11-06 11:30 +0000

Whereas leftism possesses a telos of unrelenting egalitarianism and neverending revolution, mere anti-wokeism possesses no such countervailing telos of its own. On a long enough timeline, in a game where one player is committed to seeing every dialogical and cultural contest as zero-sum while the other is committed to seeing no such contest as zero-sum whatsoever, the winner is clear. Hence, by its own commitments, mere anti-wokeism lacks the conceptual, normative, and metaphysical resources to draw any kind of nonnegotiable line in the sand whatsoever against ideological opponents hell-bent on pressing their own interests further and further.

–Michael Robillard (Chronicles)

As GraniteGrok’s Nitzkahon keeps saying, they believe themselves to be missionaries and will not stop until they convert everyone to their wokeness. They are the Culture War’s Borg with their insistence of complete assimilation of you. There is no notion of “limited” in their minds nor the ability to accept “just leave me and mine” alone. YOU are the pagan that must be saved even though they are laying down the pavers for the road to their dystopian hellscape.

They demand fealty to themselves and will do what they must to achieve it. Trying to pretend that you can ignore them or avoid them is useless in their long view.  So what’s the answer?

Kick’em in their rhetorical “family jewels”. Bullies won’t stop until YOU hurt them – a punch to the nose, punch to the liver, a low kick to the you-know-where when they attempt to speak down to you in telling you that your reality doesn’t exist.

I’m not advocating PHYSICAL violence but debating skills.  Learn their vocabulary, learn their worldview – and then flop them on the floor when you gain the mic at meetings.

(H/T: Powerline)

And just to lighten it up a tad, this ALSO from Powerline: that explains the above for the rest of us:

White Liber Chick Woke Savior Syndrome


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Palate Cleanser – Yes, Even *I* Am Tired of the Election Right Now

Sun, 2022-11-06 01:30 +0000

So for something completely different, and because I can’t think of a better way of using this image, and because there is something in me that says I HAVE to use it somehow, well, this is it:

But the question to ask is – which way does it fall when Spring arrives? A Leaning Tower of Pisa moment (on its side) or a pancaked building (straight down)?  Think we could ask someone on top of the Rock Pile (i.e., NH’s Mount Washington) to try this for us? Just have to protect it from the wind…possible?

(H/T: Dump-a-Day)

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Data Point – Biden is the King of This!

Sun, 2022-11-06 00:00 +0000

It is clear that President Biden is the Master of the Inflation Curve:

Either he, or his Obama retread minions, own this all by himself/themselves.

(H/T: Matt Margolis)

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A Right/Left Musical Interlude

Sat, 2022-11-05 22:30 +0000

Will there be a reconciliation of right and left next week?  You be the judge.

We want to thank Anonymous for this Op-Ed Please direct yours to

Compare, via YouTube’s music:

1. How we on the right see ourselves:


2. How the left sees us:



3. How the left sees the left:


4. The prospects for us to meet in the middle:



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Hate Email from Sara Evangelos Who Believes Porn in Public School Libraries Is Perfectly Fine

Sat, 2022-11-05 21:00 +0000

As you may know, GrokPAC is doing something about pornography in NH’s Public School Libraries. No, we’re not suing anyone/anything (yet) but let’s be clear:



And as the top image states, keeping age-inappropriate books concerning sexuality out of the hands of young children is not banning books.  Sara Evangelos doesn’t understand the difference.

If you were to read some of the salacious parts of the above books in the above mailer on a radio show, the host would cut your mic off in a flash. If you were on a TV show, they would cut your mic off and go to commercial immediately (both because of FCC rules against obscenity over the air). If you were to photocopy such sections, stand in front of a public school, and start handing out those copies of what is already in their libraries, you would be arrested for distribution of kiddie porn.

There have already been multiple times when a parent has read such excerpts aloud at School Board meetings only to have their mic cut off as well. No, not because of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) but because it is obscene and illustrates pornography.  The BEST PART??

School Boards will stop you for this reason (I kid you not!):

You can’t read that here – there are children present.

Really!  The sense of irony should knock you off your chair and feet. NO anger that THEY are the ones supplying porn to our little ones and NO anger that they are the responsible ones that allowed such material to be in the school libraries in the first place –  over which they are supposed to keep watch over.

Just angry that they got caught. That they got exposed. And in many cases, won’t do anything about it.  Basically, they are of the same mind as this lady, Sara Evangelos, who decided to give us a piece of her perverted mind.

And no, Sara, THANK YOU for sending it in as it illustrates the allowable degeneracy that some people have towards the innocence of children that most parents try hard to protect. Emphasis mine, reformatted for better readability:

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Sara Evangelos <>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2022 at 4:39 PM
Subject: stop
To: <>

Please don’t send me any more of these ridiculous postcards about children’s libraries. I believe in every person having the right to read any book. The idea of book banning makes me furious.

I trust the school teachers and their training, and their knowledge of what books are appropriate for what age group. When I was a kid, my mom let me wander around our library, looking at anything I wanted. Believe it or not, teachers often know better than parents do about education. Ya think? This postcard is designed to make people hate democrats. I am sick and tired of the hatred that abounds these days. Hatred of anyone who is different from you. My children were free to read what they wanted, and to LEARN. Truth is truth. Truth is not Trump-inspired fantasies and lies. Don’t send me any more of this, please.

Thank you so much.

Again, no, thank YOU ever so much. And yes, you will be getting more anyways. If you have been reading GraniteGrok, you KNOW that there ARE teachers, here in NH and across the Nation who truly believe your kids are THEIRS to do with whatever they want (well over 200 stories – search for “Stack of Stuff” to find most of them).

And yes, anyone what is allowing pornography to be accessible to MY child deserves to be stopped. MUST be stopped.  You want to give your child such material – your business. Using my tax dollars to provide it and ruin the innocence of MY child – I will fight you to the end.

And you sound like Jeanne Dietch, the former NH State Senator, who holds the same belief you do: teachers know better what is in the best interest of your kids than you do.

Thanks for the “Parent Hatred”, Ms. Evangelos!

Next post – I’ll show you who voted against the law that would have explicitly allowed Parents to pull their children away from Objectionable Material in schools – ALL DEMOCRATS!

UPDATE: Remember, there are a LOT people who WANT porn available to children. I guess Sara agrees with them.


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The Corruption at the Heart of Title IX and the #MeToo Movement

Sat, 2022-11-05 19:30 +0000

Brett Sokolow, the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and the University of New Hampshire started a racket.

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In 1957, the US Supreme Court ruled in Sweezy v New Hampshire – a case about a professor and his alleged communist lectures at the University of New Hampshire – that Sweezy’s due process rights had been denied because the State’s primary interest was in the university itself.

The charges against Sweezy were being used to validate a theory that the university was promulgating Communist ideology. The Marxist professor prevailed at the US Supreme Court. It was a landmark case for free speech and for keeping the Government out of the classroom.,given%20was%20a%20violation%20of%20due%20process.%20

“So much for the mantra of speaking “Truth to Power” – these organizations are inseparable from the very institutions they pretend to hold accountable.”

Fifty-four years later, in 2011, at the same University of New Hampshire, Vice President Joe Biden introduced a controversial and unregulated federal directive called “Dear Colleague” Title IX, effectively overturning the precedent set by Sweezy v New Hampshire.

Suddenly, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil rights threatened to withhold federal funds from educational institutions if they did not follow the “Dear Colleague” directive.

On Friday, 1st April 2011, just three days before the launch of “Dear Colleague” on Monday 4th, April, an entrepreneurial attorney, Brett Sokolow, registered two “Non-profits” in Pennsylvania, readying for a slew of new business deals to result from the unregulated Title IX directive:

“The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association,” and

“The Association for Title IX Administrators.”

In April 2022, Brett Sokolow’s name was removed from the non-profits. In October 2022, he was sued in a whistleblower suit for financial fraud.

However, in the 11 years since the launch of those two non-profits, Sokolow established an empire training and accrediting Title IX coordinators and advising educational institutions on risk management. Some of it on “Ethically slippery ground.”

Universities, colleges, and schools beefed up their administrations to handle sex discrimination under Title IX. Sokolow was the nation’s guru on campus sex discrimination risk management.

Brett Sokolow: Dogged Pursuit of a Separate Reality

Given the allegations of financial fraud facing Sokolow, it should be an opportune time for a serious investigation into the planning and orchestration behind the unregulated “Dear Colleague” and the profiteering enterprise that has flourished as a result.

There was not only a material cost to the public to finance this scam, but lives were lost as well, becoming secondary to a curated narrative that yielded prosecutorial wins, lucrative civil suits, Government contracts, and votes for political leaders – all under the guise of social justice to tackle an epidemic on campus using flawed statistics and theories to drive the cause.

Campus Rape Expert Can’t Answer Basic Questions About His Sources

Alongside Brett Sokolow, a few others set out to profiteer from that 2011 Title IX unregulated directive as well. Political activists and non-profits partnered with news media, social media, and major brands to infiltrate campuses and courts.

They received the support of what would later become known as the White House “Not Alone” task force, as well as the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

Among those who profiteered from the unregulated Title IX directive alongside Brett Sokolow were:

Gloria Allred – who sued Occidental in 2013 and got on the front cover of Time Magazine in 2014 right after the “Not Alone” White House initiative was launched, ready to sue institutions for alleged Title IX failures.

Laura L Dunn, a VIP guest of Joe Biden’s at that 2011 UNH “Dear Colleague” launch, who said she wanted to be “Gloria Allred big” in one article. She launched her Twitter Handle for @SurvJustice in January 2011 and registered the “Non-profit” tied to the White House Task Force (per its IRS 990 form) in 2014.

Dunn spoke up vehemently against due process. She instructed local police departments, worked with publicists, and groomed prospective “Survivors” for courtroom trials as she did with Chessy Prout in the sensationalist New Hampshire v Owen Labrie trial, which yielded several lucrative civil suits in its wake.

Dunn had attended the University of Wisconsin, alma mater to Shamus Khan, who wrote the 2012 book “Privilege” about St Paul’s School and has received millions in grants to write about “Elite” education and sexual assault on campus.

She became an ambassador for a non-profit started by another Wisconsin alum: Angela Rose of PAVE whose Wikipedia page dates to four days after Obama won the presidency in 2008. Rose and Laura Dunn quickly found their way into the inner sanctum of the White House searching for stories and using these to create narratives and push an agenda.

SurvJustice effectively went out of business in March 2020 after Laura Dunn lost a lawsuit against Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over Title IX due process (Dunn arguing against it).

PAVE, at the forefront during the Obama administration, got called out as 100% lies in September 2020 by Melinda Coleman (RIP), the mother of Daisy Coleman, whose rape as a teenager was documented in the Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy”.

Steven J Kelly Esq. lobbied the Senate for a “Victims Rights” bill in May 2014, which Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced and passed in 2016. He gave Angela Rose of PAVE an award in 2013 and was on the board of the National Crime Victims Law Institute, which featured Laura Dunn in a “Partner spotlight” section in November 2014. He also traveled with her to New Hampshire for the criminal trial of NH v Owen Labrie as personal representative for the State’s witness against Labrie: Chessy Prout.

Less than a year later, he led the first of a number of “Doe v St Paul’s School” suits yielding millions in settlements. Each of these was helped with PR from Vice Media, NBC, and the Associated Press.

A nice contract for a “Compliance” officer at St Paul’s School and for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence came out of it all too. Chessy Prout, Dunn’s and Kelly’s client, was supplied with Government Affairs PR representative Dan Hill, who boasts that he’s helped his clients secure $21 billion in Government contracts using Special Ops stealth techniques.

After Kelly was done with St Paul’s School, he moved on to Dartmouth College, soliciting plaintiffs for a class action #MeToo suit (Rapuano & Does v Dartmouth) which resulted in a $14 million settlement from which he and his partners in the suit received an estimated $4.9 million (and the NHCADSV $2.865 million).

White House “Not Alone” task force connections helped again: Tina Tchen (Michele Obama’s Chief of Staff) had started Times Up, whose legal defense fund ponied up the money for publicity for the suit.

Professor David Bucci committed suicide in the aftermath of the Dartmouth suit. He’d been named 31 times, accused of knowing of sexual misconduct in his department. He claimed he was unaware, but Dartmouth refused to let him defend himself. His suicide was brushed over by local newspapers that had promoted the suit for Kelly.

Facts didn’t matter to anybody. Brett Sokolow had a lucrative business providing training that was gender biased in line with the directive from Joe Biden and the White House “Not Alone” task force.

Even the White House Taskforce-backed Rolling Stone UVA article “A Rape on Campus”, published and rescinded in November 2014, didn’t make anyone stop to think about the damage of false accusations. Laura Dunn defended the story. Her contribution to it can be found in Exhibit 15b of the lawsuit Eramo v Rolling Stone which led to the resignation of the magazine’s editor and $3 million in defamation damages.

The business model for Brett Sokolow, Gloria Allred, Laura L Dunn, and Steven J Kelly & co followed in the footsteps of Ann Olivarius, who was named as one of the top 50 most influential people regarding Title IX by the ACLU.

She had sued Yale years earlier and set a precedent to hold institutions liable for mishandling sexual assault.

Alexander v Yale

Olivarius had her bar license suspended in several states in the US. So, she moved to the UK and went after UK private schools instead:

A decade on from the registration of Sokolow’s two non-profits and the launch of “Dear Colleague” in April 2011, over 700 lawsuits by falsely accused students, teachers, and professors against colleges, schools, and universities have been filed. Millions have been paid out in the wake of sensationalist and fabricated “Rape” tales:

Columbia Settles Lawsuit With Male Student Accused Of Rape in “Mattress Girl” Case,Clemson.%20But%20campuses%20across%20the%20country%20took%20note.

Yale is being sued for $110 million by Saifullah Khan, who was wrongly accused of sexual assault, criminally charged, and acquitted. Yale has in excess of 45 Title IX coordinators.

Many of these educational institutions employ Title IX coordinators who were trained and accredited using Brett Sokolow’s instruction. In turn, the non-profits such as SurvJustice, PAVE, Know Your IX, End Rape on Campus, NCVLI, NWLC, Times Up, and It’s On Us are intertwined and also rely on tainted statistics and theories which have totally infiltrated mainstream culture.

An amicus brief to the Connecticut Supreme Court from fifteen of these organizations demonstrates that far from standing up to institutional corruption, they want to protect Yale and its female accusers from being sued for making or encouraging false statements against Saifullah Khan.

So much for the mantra of speaking “Truth to Power,” these organizations are inseparable from the very institutions they pretend to hold accountable.

As Sokolow and others have profiteered, tuition fees have increased by thousands per student to pay for Title IX administration and schools’ legal fees to fight claims. Meanwhile, although some (mostly male) students and professors have actually been guilty of sexual misconduct, many others have been framed, suspended, expelled, and denied their civil rights.

Some have faced bankruptcy fighting in civil and criminal kangaroo courts, wrongfully convicted, and incarcerated in highly tainted investigations. Mental health issues, depression, and suicide are not uncommon. Female perpetrators have largely been ignored, forgiven, or their misconduct covered up. Files and complaints are hidden or deleted.

In the first step to opening a Pandora’s Box of abuse of public funds and public trust in the Title IX sham of the last 11 years – a whistleblower has come forward to sue Bret Sokolow for financial fraud.

The box needs to be ripped open so that all of those who profiteered off our educational institutions, students, teachers, and professors can finally be held accountable for the horrors of this abhorrent racket.



Republished with Permission


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Abortion and Democracy

Sat, 2022-11-05 18:00 +0000

Democrats love to talk about Democracy and how it’s on the ballot or in danger. They also love abortion – so much that killing a newborn in their Democracy is a protected right, and that should scare the crap out of everyone.

Related: To Dems’ Democracy’ Does Not Mean What They Want You to Think It Means

Abortion at birth. A baby in hand, mewling or crying, and then no more. Either executed or abandoned to die. I can think of no better imagery for what Democrats mean by Democracy. It is the absolute right of the state to define the value of innocent life (any life) and end that life if they find it inconvenient.

Democratic-Socialism is the Democracy of abortion. Define or redefine it and use the power of the majority to justify its extinction, be it an enumerated right or a human life.

Do I need to sift history for examples?

It is the mindset of every despot and tyrant, especially those that have preceded the American political Left’s 50 shades of Marxism. It’s a love story about sadism, but the rotten apple of their eye is not the object of torture but the tools.

For nearly fifty years, the Democrats have used those tools on women, primarily minorities, to end babies’ lives. There’s no allegory; this is an in-your-face admission of their indifference to human life. The same political party that husbands assisted suicide and deadly experimental drugs.

The depopulation party.

And maybe you think there are too many people, and we are destined to run out of resources, and a healthy approach to fewer bodies on Gaia’s back is worth consideration. Why would you give that power to the government?

There are no examples in human history where allowing this has not resulted in its use to eliminate people who present even the slightest threat to regime power or its political interests.

As but one example, Democrats (with some republican help) are detaining, without bail, trial, or counsel, US citizens who were in DC on January 6th and might be guilty of trespassing because they need them for their insurrection star-chamber.

The Democrat party is lost. If you don’t want to lose America as well, we all need to step up and vote as many of them as possible out of elected office at every level of government. If left unchecked, the right to imprison or kill (or inject with dangerous drugs) whoever inconveniences them will work its way into law.

Their obsession with abortion is a warning we can’t ignore.



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Rep. Jonathan Mackie: Citizens for Belknap endorses Democratic extremists; write in Jeanne Tofts for NH State Representative from Meredith

Sat, 2022-11-05 16:30 +0000

The Citizens for Belknap PAC has now shown exactly where they stand. It is not for reasonable, non-extremist candidates. In the primary for state representatives, they encouraged left-leaning independents to pick up Republican ballots and vote for the least conservative candidates such as Cindy Creteau-Miller.

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Now they are overwhelmingly supporting Democrats in the general election. They attempt to appear bipartisan by putting blue checkmarks next to some Republicans, but then put a blue checkmark next to almost every Democrat. There is not a single race where they put blue checkmarks next to more Republicans than Democrats. Most telling as to their partisanship is where they put their red X’s. Only one Democrat received a red X compared with nine Republicans. In the last election, Belknap County elected 18 mostly conservative Republicans and zero Democrats. That is the way this county leans. Who does Citizens for Belknap represent with their overwhelming support for Democrats? The Democrat Party, of course.

As a conservative Republican who has represented Meredith for the past four years, I have a very different view of extreme than Citizens for Belknap. I consider extreme the views of many of those who received blue checkmarks.

If you agree with me that abortion up to the day of birth is extreme and further restricting our right to bear arms is extreme, we have a choice now. Jeanne Tofts has decided to take on the challenge of a write-in campaign for state representative. I urge my fellow Meredith voters to write in Jeanne Tofts as one of your two choices for Meredith state representative. Be sure to also fill in the oval next to where you write in her name. You must do both for the vote to count.

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Yes, Virginia… There IS a COVID Vax Mandate for Children in NH

Sat, 2022-11-05 15:00 +0000

The recent decision by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to add COVID vaccines to the list of recommended immunizations for children has prompted widespread concerns about new mandates. A lot of states defer to ACIP in their decisions about which vaccines should be required for children, – so for many families across the country, this decision does create a de facto COVID vax mandate.

For New Hampshire, there’s both good news and bad news.

The good news is that New Hampshire generally doesn’t defer to ACIP. As a rule, the COVID vaccine is not required for children in our state.

Except when it is.

Here comes the bad news: For a small number of children in New Hampshire, the COVID-19 shot is now officially mandatory. Here’s how it works:

The New Hampshire legislature frequently delegates lawmaking authority to unelected bureaucrats using a mechanism known as “administrative rulemaking.” Make no mistake, though. Administrative rules have the full power and force of law, despite the fact that they have never gone through the legislature.

RSA 170-E:34 addresses requirements for foster care homes and childcare facilities. It stipulates that “The commissioner [of Health & Human Services] shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to… minimum standards for licensing which apply to the various types of facilities for child care and child placement… [including] the appropriateness, safety, environmental health and general adequacy of the premises.”

One of the rules created under the authority granted by this statute is rule He-C 6446.14-h-1:

For any foster parent seeking to provide care to a child under 6 years old, or a child with special medical needs, all children who are household members shall be up to date on immunizations consistent with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACIP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), unless the immunization is contrary to the child’s health as documented by a licensed health care professional. (emphasis added)

Translation: Any child who lives in a home that hosts a foster child under 6, or hosts a foster child with any special medical needs (which is probably most of them???), – must by law get the full spectrum of ACIP-recommended vaccines, including the COVID shot.

Mind you, this requirement does not apply to the foster children themselves. They’re protected from a mandatory COVID shot under RSA 141-C:1-a, by virtue of the fact that they receive a benefit from the state.

The administrative rule mandates the COVID shot for any other “child” (up to 21 years old) who lives in the same household with the foster child. In other words, the natural-born children or adopted children of foster-family households are now subject to a mandate.

It gets even worse: There is no allowance for a religious exemption in this case. Although RSA 141-C:20-c allows for religious exemptions to immunization requirements, He-C 6446.14-h-1 stipulates that the only allowable reason for exemption in this instance is where “the immunization is contrary to the child’s health as documented by a licensed health care professional.”

Sorry kids… no equal protection for you.

Watch for a bill in the coming legislative session aiming to fix this ugliness.

A tip of the hat to Laura Condon, New Hampshire’s Director of Advocacy for the National Vaccine Information Center. It is through her tireless efforts that we were made aware of this issue.

If you’re interested in getting involved, join me this Saturday evening (November 5th) at The Root in Temple, NH (on Route 101, just a few miles west of Milford). Health Freedom NH will be celebrating its newly formed alliance with Children’s Health Defense New England Chapter. $20 gets you a great dinner, live music, and an opportunity to network with some like-minded people. Proceeds benefit HFNH. It runs 5:30 to 9:30 PM, Get your tickets HERE.

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NH HOUSE ELECTION ALERT:  Beware of Democrats Posing as ‘Independents’

Sat, 2022-11-05 13:30 +0000

It’s not the first time this has happened and won’t be the last (many noticed this during school board elections). Democrats have run as Republicans in the past, in areas they know Democrats don’t stand much of a chance of winning.

There’s probably more than one Democrat running as a Republican this year as well, as pointed out in the story about Cindy Creteau-Miller by Skip.

In the Brentwood area; however, there’s a Democrat running as an Independent – Russ Kelly. Kelly is running for the Brentwood, Fremont, Danville House seat. Republican Josh Yokela currently holds the seat and is running for re-election. Funny, Democrats didn’t run anyone on the Democrat ticket, yet they have in the past and they are running a Democrat in the Brentwood State Representative race.

I hadn’t really heard much about Kelly, so I decided to check out his website. It was pretty scant and had absolutely nothing about his stance on 2nd Amendment Rights (HUGE in the Granite State, as you all know).

So, I decided to ask Kelly on his official candidate Facebook page, as a potential constituent, how he would have voted on Constitutional Carry and how he would vote on Red Flag Laws (two extremely important pieces of legislation in the Granite State). Crickets. So, I asked again (he was responding to other questions). Crickets again.

Then, rather than respond to the question, like a coward who has been outed, he blocked me (this is typical of Democrat candidates who don’t want real questions asked of them and know when people can smell a rat).

In a more generic response to another woman who asked about his 2nd Amendment stance, Kelly brought up hunting. If you support the 2nd Amendment, you know it has absolutely NOTHING to do with hunting. And you can tell from his response that he wants to ‘wait and see’ how gun control regulations (Including funding for Red Flag Laws) pan out at the federal level. And in typical Democrat GUN CONTROLLER fashion he says the following: “if you’re a law abiding citizen, there should be no issue owning a gun…”


Talk about a RED FLAG regarding Russ Kelly.

Since this was becoming very clear, I decided to check his financials and B I N G O!!!!!!!!! I was 100% correct about Kelly really being a Democrat. Not only is he being financially supported by Liz McConnell (former extreme gun control rep who was a one-termer in Brentwood and pushed every Bloomberg bill she could get her hands on) but also Eric Turer, an extreme leftist running as the Democrat in the Brentwood House race.

A majority of the people on his list are verified Democrats from voter lists and even Martha Fuller-Clark’s husband Geoffrey Clark supports Kelly and gave him $1,000.  Yes, THAT Martha Fuller-Clark. The former NH Senator who was well known for ‘Martha’s Flophouse’ where she had temporary campaign workers registered as NH voters, who then voted in our elections. The Clark’s are also hardcore leftists who are supporting Tom “you will be vaxxed, or else” Sherman for Governor.



If Kelly was truly an Independent, and someone who wouldn’t vote lock step with the extreme agenda of NH Democrats, none of these people would be giving him a dime. This isn’t the first rodeo with Democrats scamming voters, which is why they are doing it again. They know the Brentwood, Fremont, Danville area typical votes Republican, and given the past two years of insanity with what Biden and Democrats have been doing, they know a Democrat would absolutely fall flat in this district. So… their brilliant idea is to run a Democrat as an ‘Independent’ and Russ Kelly jumped right on board… because Russ Kelly is really a Democrat.

Voters in this district DESERVE TO BE TREATED BETTER than to be scammed and lied to. That’s one reason they don’t typical vote Democrat in the first place.

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