March 2012

Healthcare Insurance as a function of Pizza toppings?

by Skip March 31, 2012

NH has 46 mandates that State Government has decided that we citizens just cannot do without when we purchase health insurance.  Once again, I see that Democrats believe that I do not have the wherewithal to rationally decide how to purchase healthcare insurance on my own. And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about NH Republican […]

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Earth Hour – I kept my promise!

by Skip March 31, 2012

I was the opposite of North Korea (thanks, Steve; I had forgotten about using that image!) – EVERY.LIGHT.IN.THE.HOUSE.WAS.ON!  I even bought TMEW a new DVD player – it streams movies much better than the old one – just another indication of what modern life can do for a better standard of living! Now that it […]

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Data Point – Newspaper version of “Schumpeterian creative destruction”

by Skip March 31, 2012

“What goes up must come down” when an irresistible disruptive force invades your previously safe marketplace. 1950 – $20 billion in ad revenue 2000 – $63 billion in ad revenue 2011 – $20 billion in ad revenue Thoughts – it’s not just the Internet that has caused the disruption – many folks are missing the […]

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#OWS – As Dysfunctional as North Korea?

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2012

Is the average #occupier as dysfunctional as North Korea? Think about it. North Korea has no practical use.  If North Korea disappeared tomorrow and materialized on Kepler 22-b, our world would not suffer.  #Occupy, same thing. The NorKs are constantly looking for an excuse to agitate and create conflict.   #Occupy is no different.  There is […]

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Human Achievement Hour – 2012

by Skip March 31, 2012

OK, it’s that time of year again: Earth Hour is upon us where tonite between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30, we are all supposed to act like we are back in the Stone Age and just sit in the dark (ok, maybe a candle might be OK, but remember : IT’S CREATING MORE CO2!!!!!!).  […]

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BE BREITBART: Update 8: DES Right To Know Update : IT data requests and response – network traffic (#FAIL)

by Skip March 31, 2012

All of the posts in our DES Right To Know request concerning Mr. Richard de Seve massive blogging activities during work hours as he was allegedly working (while on the taxpayer dime) prior to this have been “preliminary”.  We set the table, ordered from the menu, and enjoyed the appetizers. Now, it is time for […]

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Nullify Now! – Philadelphia The ‘Grok is there!

by Skip March 31, 2012

Updated and Bumped: Mike just called in and he will be on, live, with Mark and Joshua starting at 12:05 am EDT. Update II – if you were waiting to listen to Mike, well, live radio happens: he’ll be on after 1pm =================================== Grokster Mike is in the City of Brotherly Love for the next […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Pam Tucker-RNC Committeewoman Candidate. Question 8 – Republicans have said that they have eliminated regulations; got that list?

by Skip March 31, 2012

In addition to seeking to be the next RNC Committeewoman, Pam Tucker has something that her opponent cannot claim to have: experience as the current Deputy Speaker of the NH House where she has been intimately involved with policy and the legislation.  One of the claims this session is that the Republicans have been concentrating […]

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I am such a sucker for these feel good videos….A soldier and his dog

by Skip March 31, 2012

I like cats – used to own a couple (Rhysling and Tiona) but deep down, I’m a dog guy.  Playful, lovable furballs – and dedicated and loyal as well.  Sure, there are times when I think that they have trained ME – their behaviors generally elicit a reaction from me that compels me to do […]

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Manchester peace officer Dan Doherty, shot five times in the line of duty…

by Tim Condon March 31, 2012

…but thankfully survived. There’s a blood-drive being put on for him. I like the idea. You can find out about it in the Union Leader HERE. If I were able, I would attend and give blood.

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BE BREITBART: Update 7: Right To Know Request – IT/HR – Lunches, breaks aggregation and NH official policy

by Skip March 30, 2012

The last post concerning our Right To Know request of the NH Department of Environmental Services (primarily) and Department of IT (secondarily) covered the NH policy on lunch and rest breaks: DES’s standard workday is 8:00 am through 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This reflects a 7.5 hour/day, 37 .5 hour/week basic workweek which, consistent […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Pam Tucker-RNC Committeewoman Candidate. Question 7 – As RNC Committeewoman, how can you sharpen the diferences between Republican and Democrat positions?

by Skip March 30, 2012

Continuing on the same theme as our sixth question (“How verbose will you be in defending Republican ideals as Committeewoman during the election season?”)to Pam Tucker as she is striving to be the next RNC Committeewoman from NH  is still oriented to the upcoming election season as we know that the Democrats are now cranking […]

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California vs. New Hampshire…

by Tim Condon March 30, 2012

New Hampshire wins, hands-down. This is part of a letter to the editor in today’s Wall Street Journal from California resident Ken Broad: “California is quickly becoming a fiscal death star. Good weather is not enough. As former Reagan economic adviser Arthur Laffer highlights in his new book, ‘If a pleasant climate was the determinant […]

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Regressives hate this energy-producing process

by Tim Condon March 30, 2012

See the “oil pyramid” in the diagram below? Note the 800 billion barrels of “oil shale” reserves. But wait…how the heck do they get oil out of rock? Have you ever wondered exactly how “horizontal drilling” and “hydraulic fracking” is done? It’s a process making the U.S.A. the world’s biggest energy-producer…as in “Saudi Arabia won’t matter […]

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The Usual Suspects Fan Racial Fires

by Don March 30, 2012

To the Editor: Apparently there is another eye witness to the incident that ended with the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin.  Hopefully Cathy Merwin, who seems to know exactly what happened and how the case should be handled, has provided her information to the Florida state, Justice Department, FBI, and Special Prosecutor investigators. Perhaps she […]

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Internet Doodlings – Greenies want more, don’t like I’m pointing out we’re broke

by Skip March 29, 2012

Congress, Please Don’t Cut Funding for Bike and Pedestrian Programs In the U.S., cities and states provide most of the funds for bike and pedestrians developments, but the federal government also provides essential funds without which many very important projects wouldn’t have been possible. The previous transportation bill, which was signed into law in 2005 […]

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Data Point – Highest corporate tax rate in the world is the US

by Skip March 29, 2012

A #1 honor that is does not bode well: On Sunday, the United States gets a distinction no nation wants — the world’s highest corporate tax rate.  Japan, which currently has the highest rate in the world — a 39.8% rate on business income between national and local taxes — cuts its rate to 36.8% […]

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Grok TV Interview- Conclusion; Mark Vincent, Candidate, NHGOP Area 3 Vice Chair

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2012

Here is the conclusion of my interview with Amherst Republican Town Committee Chairman, Mark Vincent.  Mark is running for the position of NHGOP Area 3 Vice Chair. We talk about New Hampshire Citizen’s perception of the NH-GOP, State party enrollment, Fundraising, and Mark’s closing remarks. (Questions 7 and 8 here) (Questions 5 and 6) (Questions […]

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Data Point – NH the least religious state in the Union

by Skip March 29, 2012

According to Gallup, individuals who indicated that religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week were classified as “very religious” by Gallup officials. That definition would mean 40 percent of Americans nationwide are very religious, the survey found. Another 32 percent of […]

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So, how do some “Ecologists” see the human race?

by Skip March 29, 2012

I have several different sets of “bookmarks” in my FireFox setup – one has some environmental sites that I go to.  Yes folks, there are conservative leaning (what I would consider, given that I hold two scientific degrees, “leaning on science” sites).  Others?  I would have to say that one of them is more of […]

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BE BREITBART: Update 6: Right To Know Request – IT/HR – Responses from the State of NH DES.

by Skip March 29, 2012

In our last post, we started to go over the first official response from NH’s Department of Environmental Services concerning the political blogging of Richard de Seve while on the taxpayer dime – a LOT of Lefty blogging from this staunch Democrat (sufficient enough to be a Delegate for Dennis Kucinich during his run in […]

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Ed Freeman: A True American Hero

by Don March 29, 2012

You’re a 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam . It’s November 11, 1967.  LZ (landing zone) X-ray. Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the […]

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Grab Some Sticky Notes…

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2012

The Post-It®  note revolt is gaining steam.  People are making it habit of leaving little messages at the gas pump, portable little blog posts for fellow consumers who might need something else for their eyes to settle on aside from the climbing-scrolling-rising cost of their fill-up. So here’ s a free stock tip.  Buy some […]

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A song honoring the Democrat majority in NH from 2007 through 2010…

by Tim Condon March 29, 2012

Yes, this is the way the majority Democrats legislated—converted to an artistic, musical rendition—a veritable ode to what they did in New Hampshire from 2007 through 2010: [jwplayer mediaid=”20289″]

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Obamacare…and a Letter to the Editor sent to the Wall Street Journal

by Tim Condon March 29, 2012

Yesterday, in fact. I figure it’s hasn’t got a snowball’s chance of getting printed in the WSJ, so what the hell, I’ll publish it here: Editor: You note that under Obamacare the states “would no longer a independent and autonomous units with the federalist system but agents of Washington.” Quelle surprise! The states have long been relegated […]

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DaTechGuy at Da Supreme Court

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2012

It’s another big week for ObamScare news as the legislative dumpster filled with the Patient Unaffordable blah blah blah bill gets a taxpayer funded rectal exam, before nine unelected lawyers, at the impressive edifice that is the Supreme Court of the United States of America. I’m not there.  I’m sure you couldn’t make it.  And […]

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Voter Fraud Efficacy

by Rick Olson March 29, 2012

“It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots.”  —Rep. Virgil Goode,  5th congressional district of Virginia: 1997 to 2009.  It intrigues me that Project Veritas struck again […]

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Another NH State Employee Wasting Your Time And Money?

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2012

Have you been following the tragic tale? It’s a dog bites man story.  State agency appears to have an IT policy it can’t or wont enforce, the result of which is that people who blog for a hobby are the only ones with any hope of keeping public employees from wasting your time and tax […]

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Picture of the Day: “Burning Springs” – 330 Years Before Fracking

by Mike March 28, 2012
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BE BREITBART: Update 5: Right To Know Request – IT and HR records for NH DES employee, Richard de Seve – RTK responses from the State of NH DES.

by Skip March 28, 2012

Well, Monday the “RTK Dude” from the State of NH Department of Environmental Services (“DES”) gave me a call to let me know that we had “incoming” from  to our Right To Know Request concerning Mr. Richard de Seve (apparently, we have helped his Google ranking – or our’s concerning him) activities and the State’s […]

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