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And HUD/EPA/DOT’s Sustainable Communities Initiative wants even denser populations?

by Skip March 31, 2014

Otherwise known as “Stack’em and Pack’em” – SCI wants zoning changes such that higher density living will be mandated – high rise living for all with retail on the first couple of floors, sidewalks galore, and if you like public transportation, you will be in love with your only source.  The single family homes of […]

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Are you listening, NH Regional Planning Commissions and NH Water Commission? We GOT WATER!

by Skip December 13, 2013

Every single “crisis” (either real or man-made) always seems to be solvable ONLY with the introduction of a larger bureaucracy, more intrusive Government, and even more abusive intelligensia (are ya listening, NH Listens?) when it concerns the Right to Private Property.  After all, “it’s for the children” is the siren call for more collectivism and […]

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Guest post by NH State Rep Jane Cormier: Bah Humbug!

by Skip December 10, 2013

Seems like the Lakes Region Planning Commission is distressed about all the “misinformation” being disseminated recently. During a Nov. 20 meeting, directors spouted the need to turn on their public relations machine to “…get the word out…there are efforts to divert the local planning effort for political reasons…those people write prolifically and it’s a misinformation […]

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Once again, Government has acted to both split up families and have smaller ones if they survive

by Skip December 4, 2013

As Rush points out, it is the Left that has been, continues to, and will continue to attack what used to be seen as the main building block of both Civil Society and our Republic – the traditional family of a committed husband/ father and wife / mother that own the main responsibility of raising […]

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Presentation on Regional Planning and Granite State Future

by Steve MacDonald October 27, 2013
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This is a complete video of the presentation sponsored by NH House Rep Jane Cormier for interested State Reps and given by our local expert on Regional Planning Comissions and their efforts (intentional or otherwise) to undermine local control, Ken Eyring. Follow this link to a PDF of the relevant links and documents that substantiate […]

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Guest post by NH State Rep Jane Cormier: “Regional Planning Commissions: Planning for WHOM?”

by Skip October 23, 2013

As a Rep. for Belknap District, I have been working on a bill in our state house trying to repeal and replace the NH Regional Planning Commissions. (I know, I know – I’m crazy…) However, after doing voluminous research, it is quite apparent these commissions are instrumental in Federal agencies fulfilling their “smart growth” agenda […]

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Speaking of the EPA – Forcing Pennsylvania to downsize

by Skip October 7, 2013

Really!  With their new coal industry killing regulations, and that PA’s electrical generation is heavily skewed to coal,well, the obvious is about to happen. From Junk Science (“Pennsylvania prepares to downsize economy rather than build more power plants“), we see that (with all due respect to Mary Poppins)  “money will make the crap go down, […]

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Idea for a T-Shirt: “Obama Shut down the Federal Government And All I got was my Freedom back.”

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2013
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One  DoE affected by the Shutdown™, the Department of Education, not to be confused with the Dept. of Energy, has a $70 Billion dollar budget it spends primarily on nothing that has anything to do with teaching children.  (It is, as are most federal agencies, an Oasis for lobbyists, rent-seekers, and the handing out of […]

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GrokTV: ABA / Workforce Housing Forum – Q & A Parts 4 & 5

by Skip September 29, 2013

It was a long night and a long meeting – but if a topic is important, isn’t it important to take the time to discuss it correctly?  It was obvious when looking at the faces of the attendees that a lot of the information was brand new.  It was also clear, when some of the […]

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GrokTV: ABA / Workforce Housing Forum – Q & A Part 3 “Wowie – Zowie!”

by Skip September 29, 2013

Well, I said that there would be some fireworks – and there was.  Long time Planning Board member and long term Lakes Region Planning Commission member Mr. Tom Hoopes decided that he was going to take exception to the evening’s information.  Really, how did expect that he’d do arguing against the plain language of the […]

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GrokTV: ABA / Workforce Housing Forum – Q & A Parts 1 & 2

by Skip September 29, 2013

The people who were in attendance at the ABA Workforce Forum just did not want to stop.  Normal for this kind of an event might be 15 – 30 minutes of a Question and Answer period – this one went well over an hour (with some fireworks as well!).  Well, people are fired up, had […]

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GrokTV: Alton Business Association / Workforce Housing Forum – Ken Eyring Part 4

by Skip September 29, 2013

The previous parts to Ken’s talk at the Alton Business Association’s Workforce Housing Forum were kept to around 10 minutes each so I should let you know that this goes about 25 minutes.  The topic was Westchester County, NY – a “lower level of government” that actually believed the Federal Govt’s “Sustainability Community Initiative” was […]

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GrokTV: Alton Business Association / Workforce Housing Forum – Ken Eyring Parts 2 & 3

by Skip September 29, 2013

Well, back at it.  Too many things going on at once and I’ve fallen behind on getting the video of the Alton Business Association’s Workforce Housing Forum this past week.  I put up the Intro, remarks by NH State Rep. Jane Cormier, and Part 1 of Ken Eyring’s presentation (the bulk of the time used […]

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About those Proposed EGU New Source GHG EPA Standards….

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2013
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Yet EPA administrator Gina McCarthy touts this rule as an “important step” to fight “carbon pollution.” and yet…tucked away in the EPA’s own regulatory analysis (H/T Free Enterprise) The EPA anticipates that the proposed EGU New Source GHG Standards will result in negligible CO2 emission changes, energy impacts, quantified benefits, costs, and economic impacts by 2022. […]

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This is just too good to be true – what a way to strangle the EPA’s strangulation of the country!

by Skip September 23, 2013

Huffington Post (boy, this musta hurt reporting this): The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will “effectively shut down” unless Congress approves stopgap funding by Oct. 1. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency won’t be able to pay employees. She says only a core group of people will remain on duty […]

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Gee, all this and not a Government / city / town planner to be seen….

by Skip August 31, 2013

Yeah, just a random thought. Oh, I’m quite sure that this iteration of Burning Man got planned – you don’t have 68,000 people in one area, even in the desert, and have it look this orderly.  One also has to keep in mind that these folks, um, don’t always follow the same drummers the rest […]

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War on Coal – battleground Ohio

by Skip August 14, 2013

The EPA is nothing more than Obama’s own “hatchet man” that is implemented his policy of Determined Weakness (TM) in the energy industry. Since he is above the Law and above the Constitution, our Constitutional Lecturer (and he has never stopped lecturing us) President, Obama can and is simply ignoring the fact that Congress never […]

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About that “Sustainable Development Programs ARE a Part of Implementing the UN Agenda 21″ thing…

by Steve MacDonald August 9, 2013

Yeah, that’s like, totally true.  It’s right in the Federal Register… Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 1998 / Notices    45157 (link) The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program is consistent with other community-based efforts EPA has introduced, such as the Brownfields Initiative, Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, Project XL, the […]

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The only Obama campaign promise that has come true: “laser like focus on jobs”

by Skip July 7, 2013

When is the last time that a President decided to kill off an entire private sector industry?  Never recall seeing that in the enumerated powers of the US Constitution… (H/T: Powerline)

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GrokTALK! June 22, 2013

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2013

(All links have been updated.  Previous segment post title dates have been corrected) This week on Grok Talk!… Skip and Steve open the program with the Hillary Clinton Sex scandal, Obama spying on William and Kate, Chelsea Clinton wishing she didn’t exist, Inspector Palooza and the new bureaucratic police state and the building blocks of […]

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GrokTALK! June 22nd, 2013- Guest Bill Boyd

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2013

Bill Boyd, town councilor from Merrimack introduces us to WS4 – the EPAs new permitting rules for storm water management by New Hampshire Municipalities, and the insane amount of money it will cost taxpayers and how unlikley it is they will be able comply with outlandish federal rules and their unrealistic time tables. Listen Here […]

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GrokTALK! June 22nd, 2013- Guest Ken Eyring

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2013

Ken Eyring, Gives us a refresher on the Federalization of state and local activity through the Granite State Futures Program and its puppet masters at HUD, DOT, and the EPA, the false perception of public acceptance, what the pre-determiend outcomes are at their so-called “listening sessions,” and how the deck is stacked against us. Listen […]

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GrokTALK! June 22nd, 2013- Guest Ed Naile

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2013

Ed Naile drops by to talk to us about the deeper implications of the recent Judge John Lewis decision regarding New Hampshire’s Scholarship program, RSA 491:22, the ongoing drama of another Lewis decision-the mobile domicile ruling (mobile domicile for Democrat voting purposes), with a tangent onto the shift in charitable giving; away from private groups […]

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GrokTALK! June 22nd, 2013- Skip and Steve – Segment One

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2013

Skip and Steve open the program with the Hillary Clinton Sex scandal (sort of), Obama spying on William and Kate, Chelsea Clinton wishing she didn’t exist, Inspector Palooza and the new bureaucratic police state and the building blocks of tyranny, being on “the list,” GOP Lynch-mobs, and taking the ‘free’ out of Speech. Listen Here […]

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The Maze of Unaccountability

by Steve MacDonald June 14, 2013

If, over time, you’ve managed to build a maze that no one can get through, something so complex that even those tasked with it’s oversight and maintenance cannot only not oversee it, but who because of that can never expect to be held accountable, then the exercise of elections and appointments is merely a ceremonial […]

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Fake EPA Employee Received Awards for Ethics and Email Records Management

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2013

High ranking members of the most transparent administration in history have already been tied to fake email addresses used to hide conversations from prying eyes and Freedom of Information act requests.  Lisa Jackson at EPA was one of them.  She used the alias Richard Windsor, a fake EPA employee, whose email address permitted Jackson to […]

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Good Morning Spies!

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2013

I just wanted to wish a hearty good morning to the NSA or IRS, or whomever is tasked with surveilling my “extremist rants.” And oh, the irony of that.  I’m an “extremist” because I think freedom and liberty demand a smaller more accountable government where the money, power, and responsibility are, preferably, kept to the […]

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Publicly Funded EPA Man Caves

by Scott Morales June 6, 2013

As Skip posted the other day regarding yet more IRS abuses, “…yet another reason WHY the Progressive ‘Larger Government is a Bigger Government’ is just so much hooey. Too many dark corners for malfeasance.” Too many dark corners for malfeasance indeed, and these corners connect walls of corridors, cubicles, offices, warehouses… and Man Caves. Yes, […]

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Squestration – Obama’s “Organizing” rears its “Let’s Hurt Citizens” campaign for Big Government

by Skip May 23, 2013

Ah yes, the Sequestration that Obama’s White House came up with as a ploy during the debt ceiling / budget continuance back a bit now that was never supposed see the light of day – but it got voted in.  Well, when the Piper’s Bill came due, Obama decided that he was going make it […]

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EMail Doodlings – SB11

by Skip May 17, 2013

SB11 – the bill ostensibly written to allow Exeter and Stratham to cooperate on a water system.  However, as we have written here on the ‘Grok, we have seen a lot of problems with the bill as it is too broadly written.  With the Feds and the NH regional planning commissions pushing the Federal “Sustainable […]

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