Climate Change, Climate Change, Climate Change – is there nothing we can’t blame it on?

by Skip February 9, 2018

There is a water crisis going on in Cape Town, South Africa right now – they are expecting to run out of potable water in this city of 4 million people rather soon (a few months) and the Concord Monitor is both wringing its hands and bunching up its panties over it.  Given the headline […]

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BlogQuestion of the Day – a sip of water is worse?

by Skip November 1, 2016

Remember when Marco Rubio drank some water while giving the Republican response to the president’s 2013 State of the Union address? Remember how CNN ran a picture of the Florida Senator taking his sip with a chyron reading: “Career Ender”? “So can a drink of water make or break a political career?” Wolf Blitzer asked. […]

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Hillary – “I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink.”

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2016
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Hillary Clinton in 2008 “I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink.” So….what Happened that she stopped drinking water on 9/11 while suffering from a “mild case” of pneumonia for which she was instructed by doctors to stay hydrated?

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Property Rights

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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In this segment, Government Overreach & Federalism, Jim Kofalt from the 603 Alliance discusses the issue of Federal Land grabs and the EPA’s MS4 Water regulations. Both present significant problems for property rights and property taxes. Everyone in New Hampshire, whether citizen or citizen legislator, needs to understand what they are and the impact these Federal efforts […]

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Another Enviro-Prediction proves to be poo-poo?

by Skip May 12, 2016

Yeah, I guess that environmental prediction biz is “sustainable” – turn around and there’s yet another growing up.  Good thing too – they seem to be dying as well.  Like this one (emphasis mine): Great Lakes Go from ‘Climate Change-Induced’ Low Water Levels to Record Highs in 3 Years Between 2010 and 2013 residents of […]

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Govt wants you to do “Austerity shuffle”; you do so after obliging…

by Skip October 23, 2015

 California begins to reward residents who cut water use with rate increase to make up for lower water use. …you get shafted for doing EXACTLY what they wanted.  Once again, we see Progressive Government proving that F.A. Hayek’s “The Fatal Conceit” true- that a single individual or committee canNOT ever know enough to be able […]

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Ye Old Periodic Table

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2015
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From Ye Old High School Friend via Facebook. And I know “everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.”

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Isn’t This Why ‘Men’ Form Governments?

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2014
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“Water”.. citizens supposed to do? … A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. … They could also be fined $500;… according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to […]

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by Skip February 5, 2014

Over at TreeHugger is a post where the authoress, Katherine Martinko, has decided that having a carbon footprint is not a sufficiently heavy hammer to use on the rest of us “unenlightened” to get us to change our ways (or have Government change our ways for us).  Nope, now she is adding another hammer: water […]

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Your Fair Share Of Nothing

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2013

If you were paid by a company that borrowed almost half of what it claimed as income and had accumulated 17 trillion in debt along the way, you’d be right to wonder if you’d ever see another paycheck, and if you did, if you would even be able to cash it.  Benefits?  I wouldn’t count […]

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Now That SB11 Has Passed…

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2013

SB 11 was widely embraced by the New Hampshire House, which means there will be plenty of blame to go around.  While we wait, let us reminisce about an effort back in 2010 to do one of the things we suggested that SB11’s broad language might empowers new intermunicipal water districts to do. From CNHT.org […]

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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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Guest Post: Ken Eyring – Will Senate Bill 11 Confiscate Control of ALL NH Waters?

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2013

On May 22nd, the NH House of Representatives will vote on Senate Bill 11.  It was written to enable Exeter and Stratham to jointly form a water/sewer district — but that capability already exists in State RSA Chapters 53-A, 33-B, 38, and 36.  These RSAs enabled the creation of the Merrimack Valley Regional Water District […]

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The Return of The Bride of The Son of SB 11 [Date of vote confirmed]

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2013

New Hampshire Senate Bill 11 will get a formal vote in the House this week, according to a post at CNHT.org.   The post states the full vote is May 22, but was sent to me with an update: the vote will be held this Wednesday, May 15th. (Note: We received confirmation.  The vote is Wednesday […]

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Questions Relating to SB 11

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2013

Senate Bill 11 made its way to the House consent Calendar without resistance.  It was there that it the bill was then pulled from consent and  briefly debated the following day, and put on probation for two weeks.  It will be back. But how did it get as far as it did given language so […]

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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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Notable Quote – Senator Marco Rubio

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2013

  “I don’t always respond to the president but, when I do, I drink water.  Stay thirsty my friends.” –Senator Marco Rubio

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Where’s The Beef!?

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2011

My second thought after hearing about Price Charles remarks on US beef consumption–I won’t share the first, it’s not proper–was “where is the nearest cheeseburger?” The cheeseburger is perhaps the most perfect culinary delight ever conceived It is also an excellent way to deliver bacon to the taste-buds, and positioned next to a Sam Adams Boston Lager, could well be the last decent meal I ever ask for once the regime starts rounding up people like me.

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