NHListens

NHListens – the non-profit FOR the sustainable Granite State Future plan which HATES our NH environment!

by Skip March 21, 2013

Or for another take, this subtitle:                        NHListens – the “Run Away!” edition! Gosh, and last week was JUST.SO.MUCH.FUN!  So this week was supposed to be the next one in the North Country series of “listening” sessions.  Get out of work on time (and an unexpected “happening”)?  Yup – Check!  Good weather?  Snow?  Rain?  Fire? Raining […]

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GovernmentOversite: NHListens / Granite State Future – another viewpoint

by Skip March 19, 2013

Both the ‘Grok and GovernmentOversite went to the same event last week: a “listening” session conducted by NHListens (an offsoot of the Carsey Institute at UNH, where “Carsey” is the uber-Progressive TV producer, Marsey Carsey).  Here is the video that ‘Grok friend Ed over at put together over at GovernmentOversite (a mashup of some of […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Wrapup

by Skip March 18, 2013

The last of the NHListens session at the Plymouth Senior Center on behalf of the Granite State Future plan, which is the local instance of the Federal Government’s way to Federalize local zoning codes via bribing us with our own money as the HUD / EPA / DOT throws money (with strings attached via the […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Parts 10 and 11

by Skip March 18, 2013

Pretty much more of the same – Part 10: Business startup issues: ease of startup credit, banking issues / regulation (to customers, on themselves), reduce barriers to entry, Train the workforce – not to be the cogs in a machine but to design that machine, teach them to be entrepreneurs You should be willing to […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Parts 8 and 9

by Skip March 18, 2013

And we start right in with Part 8: continuing on the economy was a lady that asked the question “what is the next thing?” as if an entire State’s economy could be planned to succeed.  An older gentleman answered but I could not hear what he said,but true to form, The Enforcer went right after […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Circle “AAAA”

by Skip March 17, 2013

Well, during the recording of circle “BBBB”, I bet you’ve noticed that, on occasion, I panned over to one of the other groups.  Primary reason?  Well, the Scribe over there was writing a whole bunch more than this group (including when Tim Carter got up, walked to the front of the group to explain to […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Circle “BBBB” Parts 6 and 7

by Skip March 17, 2013

“…who controls the natural resources and are they privately owned or a community resource?“ What have we learned so far as we get ready for Parts 6 and 7 of the NHListens session at the  Meredith Plymouth Senior Center this past Thursday?  Seems like listening isn’t what it used to be, I guess – especially […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Circle “BBBB” Parts 4 and 5

by Skip March 17, 2013

Continuing on from Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the NHListens “visioning” meeting at the Meredith Plymouth Senior Center (NH).  Thus far, the important takeaways that I have observed thus far: A strictly controlled meeting agenda of questions and issues A division of the prospective audience / attendees into “circles” consisting of about 10 people […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Circle “BBBB” Parts 1, 2, & 3

by Skip March 17, 2013

After talking with Tim Carter of the Lakes Region TEA Party and listening to the Intro remarks by John Krebs and Molly Donovan, it was time to start observing “how” the “what” was going to happen.  As I said in the Intro post, I was not there to participate but to merely observe.  To recap […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – Intro

by Skip March 16, 2013

Well, after running into Tim Carter at the Meredith (NH) Senior Center for the latest NHListens versioning of what our “collective future” is supposed to be with respect to the Granite State Future collectivist Utopia (after all, once taxes are used to socially engineer our behavior in our living conditions, our living standards, the modes […]

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GrokTV: NHListens / Granite State Future – MicroInterview with Tim Carter

by Skip March 16, 2013

This past Thursday, the Granite State Future project (the project that the Federal Departments of HUD, EPA, and DOT are using locally to Federalize  the local zoning codes here in NH via their “Sustainable Communities Initiative”).  The “purpose” is ostensibly to “listen” to the public and get their input as to what the future of […]

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Want a concrete example of how NHListens is listening to other “Masters” rather than citizens?

by Skip February 17, 2013

Listening – or evangelizing on behalf of other Masters?  Yes, NHListens is tracking the ‘Grok as I pointed out here.  I decided to point it out because it does seem that NHListens and the Carsey Institute (two peas in the Progressive Pod and definitely not organizations exactly loving NH Traditions or the Live Free or […]

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Guest Post by NH State Rep. Jane Cormier – “ICLEI is ICKY!”

by Skip February 17, 2013

ICLEI is ICKY! Okay, if you haven’t heard anything about the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) also known as Agenda 21, then you may have been living in a cave. ICLEI is a United Nations sponsored organization (that should tell us something right there) which helps promote “sustainability, climate protection, and clean energy […]

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