Regional Planning

Don’t Give In to Regional Planners…

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2014
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Regional planning subverts authority from taxpayers, town councils and selectman, state reps and even the Governor’s office.    Anyone who does not know this is ignorant (bad) or lying (worse).  To get a feel for how screwed you are if you embrace any of this garbage, check out this video from a County Commissioner with some […]

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GrokTALK! January 11th 2014 With Rep John Burt

by Steve MacDonald January 17, 2014
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In segment two we get on the phone with NH House Rep John Burt to talk about HB110 and HB1579. One is a very vaguely written intervention on the matter of livestock abuse and the other one would, according to Fish and Game, would “largely eliminate all trapping in the state” Listen To Segment Two […]

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GrokTALK! With Jane Cormier – Regional Planning Commissions and HB1573

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2014
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New Hampshire State Rep Jane Cormier joins us to talk about HB 1573, An Act discontinuing regional planning commissions and requiring the election of municipal planning board members.  Regional Planning Commissions (RPC’s) are a significant threat to property rights and whether you know it or not, wherever you may live in the country, you’ve probably […]

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GrokTALK! January 11th, 2014 With John Burt, Max Abramson, and Jane Cormier

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2014
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We warm up on regional planning, then get into  discussion about HB110 and HB 1579 with NH House Rep John Burt of Goeffstown.  One bill would end trapping in New Hampshire ad the other creates a slippery slope with regard to livestock abuse. Max Abramson joins us to get into the details on recent videos […]

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GrokTALK! 1-11-2014 with Rep. John Burt, Max Abramson, and Rep. Jane Cormier.

by Steve MacDonald January 11, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! NH House Rep. John Burt joins us to talk about stopping the effort to end trapping in the state.  Max Abramson is here to discuss recent videos released showing Seabrook, NH police officers mistreating citizens.  And Rep. Jane Cormier updates us on issues with unaccountable Regional Planning Commissions, how they interfere […]

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HB 1573-FN ‘Making Planning Boards More Responsive To The People’…

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2014
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Mark your calendar.  On January 16th at 1PM (LOB 301) there will be a hearing on HB 1573-FN – a bill that would require all municipal planning boards to be elected—and therefore directly responsible to voters and taxpayers.  That’s an idea I could get behind–making all planning boards responsive to the voice of the people. […]

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Sustainable Communities Initiative Punched In the Face?

by Steve MacDonald November 27, 2013
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The Sustainable Communities Initiative, part of Agenda 21, and locally known (in New Hampshire) as Granite State Future, uses Regional planning to con communities into signing on to a host of mandates with the promise or rewards.  The Faustian bargain separates taxpayers from elected decision makers who get cut out of the process and are […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 More With Skip, Steve, and Josh…

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2013
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In the final half-hour…Josh, Skip, and Steve visit a few more foxholes including angels for office, what if Bill O’Brian mowed down a 67 year old woman on the sidewalk, Object lesson Frank Guinta and not cutting spending after running on cutting spending, the real role of government- simplified, outsourcing, free assoicaition, the other roles […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Guest Josh Youseff

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2013
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In segment Three Josh Youseff joins us (be sure to check out the video version–when Skip posts it-for what transpires during the break before this segment). Skip, Josh, and Steve talk about finding conservative candidates, the problems with running for office, what you can or should expect from the state Republican Party as a candidate, […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Segment Two with Lenette Peterson

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2013
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In segment Two we continue the conversation with NH House Republican Lenette Peterson.  Lenette tells us about three bills she has sponsored this session; one on prohibiting federl gun laws which ban certain firerms or limit magazine size; a bill relative to vulnerable users of NH highways, like pedestrians who might suddenyl find themselves bounced […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Segment One – Skip, Steve & NH House Rep Lenette Peterson

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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In Segment One Republican NH House Rep Lenette Peterson joins the conversation as Skip and Steve touch on some local headlines–Chris Christie aid hired by the NH-GOP, Democrats voting on bills without reading them, Committee chairs who are not in office to defend people’s liberty, Republican spin on a greedy grab for Federal dollars, and […]

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GrokTALK! November 9th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2013
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This week we tackle regional planning, starting with some very revealing audio that tells us exactly what to expect if we just sign on to a Granite State Future or anything like it. Guest Lenette Peterson (NH House Rep Hills-21 Merrimack) drops in to talk RPC’s, top down planning, federal strings, personal responsibility, and then […]

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The Future of Granite State Future From A County Commissioner Who Is Already Living It in NY

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2013
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If you think the folks squawking about Granite State Future and the goals and agenda of the Regional Planners in New Hampshire is nothing but fearmongering, conspircay theory, or just tin-foil-hat-nuttery, if you ust want to sign up and take the money without any regard to the strings attached, why not listen to what a […]

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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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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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EMail Doodlings – SB11 Part 2

by Skip May 17, 2013

During an email conversation, I was emailed the NH Association of Regional Planning Commissions broad legislative support document – what the local RPCs want the towns and NH Legislature to do.  Again, I looked at what SB11 was supposed to do, compared that to what SB11 will allow planners to do, and looked at the […]

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When It Rains it Pours

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

As an after-thought to my post on SB 11 yesterday–which has stirred up some interest around the Grokosphere and well beyond–I went looking for some details about the environmentalist/regionalist motivations with regard to water and sewer.   It is a huge subject many parts of which we’ve touched on at the Grok already; you might say the socialist/central […]

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SB-11 Everyone Votes Yea So Far…But Should We Say Nay?

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2013

A reader brought this to my attention.  SB-11.  It would allow for enhanced water districts via neighboring towns or municipalities to form intermunicipal water or sewer districts above and beyond (in addition to) existing ones, for the purpose of shared interests with regard to these utility services. A few problems that come to my attention immediately.   First, there is […]

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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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