What if we lay the blame for poverty at the government’s feet where it belongs? Comrade Volinksy complains about a lack of minimum wage, but what he really needs is a lesson in sound money. America is paying today’s bills with credit cards. How long can it last? And… tulips!
The photo on the left came up in my Facebook memories today–OOOF!–and serves as a reminder of the positive changes I’ve made over the past four years.
The #1 change? Making MYSELF and MY HEALTH a priority.
By switching to Ancestral living, focusing on whole #keto and #paleo foods. <— Catch my Sunday #freedomnomnom posts!
By quitting alcohol, which had become an addiction and crutch.
By processing underlying anxiety stemming from an unmoored childhood through journaling and behavioral modification therapy.
By making exercise a daily habit and restarting my yoga practice.
By meditating and being mindful and aware in my interactions with others, including deepening my relationship with my husband and friends.
By CHOOSING TO. <— This is THE KEY to fulfillment and joy!
DECIDE to prioritize yourself so that you can heal, mend, fix, restart, grow, change and IMPROVE! We get one chance… Get living! Learn more about my journey HERE. Buy my book, The Ecstatic Pessimist HERE.
I wrote this six years ago today. I stand by my words, but should probably update it to include the lies of the past six years, and The Whopper that was 2020.
1. They lied about marijuana, while taking out a patent on the medical benefits of cannabinoids to treat a wide range of diseases;
2. They lied about the food pyramid, and whoops, eggs and saturated fats aren’t bad for you, but that low-fat crap we told you to eat, so sorry;
3. They lied about forensics, after all, why do real detective work when they can make shit up and call it science, Oops, my bad about all those innocent people who got executed or are sitting on death row;
4. They lied about global warming, then when real scientists chimed in, they rebranded it to “global climate change,” and color me amazed, because that is surely as accurate a phrase as you can find to describe *the weather*;
5. They lied about Obamacare, “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” they said, “your premiums will not go up,” they said;
6. They lied about WMDs and the reasons to go to war, then they kept (and keep) drumming the same fallacious beats in region after region, because “Support the Troops” is one helluva shield to wield;
7. They lied about money creation, look, we know what we’re doing, we’re just going to keep blowing into this bubble until *POP!* Oh Dear: I have absolutely no idea why your house is now underwater, or where the equity from your tech stock went, but come on, be a pal and help us bail out Wall Street;
8. They lied about inflation, the “basket of goods” excludes the items you need to actually exist, like um, food and energy and stuffs;
9. They lied about the employment statistics, the number drops because people who can’t find jobs eventually give up searching and are no longer tracked, so hey, Life is Rosey, didn’tcha know?;
10. They lied about “a few bad apples” in police departments, but this “epidemic of isolated incidences” is now, thanks to technology, impossible to hide.
The biggest lie of all? That the state needs to exist. To these liars, liars, pants on fire, I say: Your time has come. Begone!
Just did one of the best yoga sessions of my life down in our basement gym! I’ve been doing a lot of yin to try to open my tight hips, and today I reaped the rewards. I did an old 50 minute routine I haven’t done in months, and lo and behold, having a strong, stable core makes a yuuuge difference.
As readers know, my 2021 aspirational words are “effort” and “ease,” and today I nailed it. There aren’t any quick fixes in reclaiming your health, but it IS possible if you’re willing TO TRY! Wishing YOU success today with something YOU’RE working on! #LiveFreeAndThrive
Here are 10 Steps YOU can do immediately to change YOUR life. Want to learn more about my journey to better health through ancestral living eating whole foods with a #paleo #keto slant? I lost and kept off 65 lbs, quit drinking alcohol, and become a new and improved me. It is possible… YOU just have to CHOOSE YOU! Please do!
It’s 4/20! We chat about the double standard between how citizens and police are treated when someone is fatally shot, what’s the latest on the secret list of bad cops (aka the Laurie’s List), the end of the governor’s mask mandate, and more! You can read more about why I’m excited about 4/20 HERE.
Senator Bob Guida has been doing a lot of good work on this issue, and I recommend you follow his public posts on Facebook. Granite Grok is also covering the issue extensively, and it they who brought it to my attention that the Town of Windham was considering being less than transparent in choosing their forensic auditor. I wrote the following email to the Board of Selectmen, asking them to keep the whole procedure as open and transparent as possible. Without openness and transparency, there can be no trust, and as trust erodes in our institutions, the state is reacting with more and more secrecy. Let’s change that before it is too late!
Dear Windham Board of Selectmen,
I’m sure you’re being inundated, so I’ll keep this brief. I serve on Right-to-Know NH, a nonpartisan statewide coalition of concerned open government advocates.
It’s come to my attention that you are not planning to make all steps in the decision making for the forensic audit open to the public? This seems short-sighted and will likely unnecessarily raise suspicions at a time of historically low trust in government. Please keep the whole process open and transparent.
I remind you, the NH Constitution requires the following of you:[Art.] 8. [Accountability of Magistrates and Officers; Public’s Right to Know.] All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted. The public also has a right to an orderly, lawful, and accountable government. Therefore, any individual taxpayer eligible to vote in the State, shall have standing to petition the Superior Court to declare whether the State or political subdivision in which the taxpayer resides has spent, or has approved spending, public funds in violation of a law, ordinance, or constitutional provision. In such a case, the taxpayer shall not have to demonstrate that his or her personal rights were impaired or prejudiced beyond his or her status as a taxpayer. However, this right shall not apply when the challenged governmental action is the subject of a judicial or administrative decision from which there is a right of appeal by statute or otherwise by the parties to that proceeding.
Please keep your oath of office. Thank you.
Former Republican State Senate Candidate District 20
This week, we talk about, guess what? Yes, you know it. Also, more of that. Stuff. That Covers Your Mouth. Like censorship. Join us to learn more about how to accept what you cannot change about 2020, and how by applying empathy, we can help our friends and neighbors heal!
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If you are still wearing a mask, PLEASE take it off. Then read this. If it makes you mad, it should. You have spent the past year being abused by your own government. I know it hurts to hear this, but it’s true.
Know what you do when you discover someone is bad for you? You break up. YOU need to break up with your abuser. You need to dump the notion that Big Gov is here to save you. If that makes you made, you may want to look up the definition of “Stockholm Syndrome.”
Big Gov is here to collude with their cronies like Big Pharma, Big Tech, and the Big Military Industrial Surveillance Complex at the expense of you. They are LITERALLY colluding to make their cRapitalist (!) buddies rich while experimenting on you.
I want to encourage YOU to race through the steps of denial, anger, bargaining, and depression (that’s pretty much 2020 in a nutshell) and get to ACCEPTANCE. With acceptance comes the knowledge you can move on WITHOUT a mask, and WITHOUT this abusive partner. Come join the healthy, happy people! Come #LiveFreeAndThrive!
If YOU haven’t watch this video, do eeeeeeet!!! Yes, it’s two years old, but it’s by far the most personally meaningful video I’ve made, touching on all my core issues: liberty > security; privacy and transparency; police accountability and resisting an authoritarian police state; vices are not crimes; and keeping NH awesome!
The issues are fresh af, and after 2020, I think civil libertarians agree, we WILL NOT give up our rights to scared, conditioned, passively obedient, non-thinking people. Sorry.
In this clip, near the end after I ask the genuine question, “When you watch The Matrix, who do you root for? Because in real life, too many people are rooting for Agent Smith!”, I talk about the evolution of signs I have personally made in my dozen+ years of liberty activism in the Free State of NH:
Don’t taze me, bro
Don’t tax me, bro
Don’t lock me down, bro
Don’t spy on me, bro
Don’t teargas me, bro
Now, sadly, I’ll have to add these:
DON’T LOCK ME DOWN, BIG BRO
DON’T VAXX ME, BIG BRO and…
YOU DON’T OWN MY PIE-HOLE, KAREN
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Nothing screams INTEGRITY like Sununu’s proposed appointment of a judge, Patricia Conway, who in 2015 was involved in having her husband removed from the Laurie’s List, followed by a firing of the whistleblower who made that public, which then lead to a $80,000 settlement that taxpayers had to foot. But it seems entirely plausible, that, as they claimed at the time, the removal of her husband from the secret list of bad cops was like, totes, “an error.”
But y’all keep believing this cabal in 2021 when they say, “So we must avoid an approach that is primarily punitive in nature, but rather is supportive and transparent with clear consequences for bad actors. No good officer wants to work with a bad officer, not one.” (From today’s Union Leader op-ed, “We are all in this together” by Charlie Dennis, Mark Morrison, and Marc Beaudoin.)
If ya’ll are “good cops,” trying to “put your best foot forward,” why HAS NO ONE LEAKED THE LAURIE’S LIST? Why do you always testify AGAINST ANY REFORM measures? Y’all are, if you’ll pardon my French: Full. Of. Shit.
Over the course of the past six years, various “police accountability/we’ll do better, we promise, just don’t change anything” commissions, including the most recent 2020 LEACT Commission, made recommendations, none of which actually go anywhere.
And, if you don’t think there’s a problem in NH, did you know in 2017, 25% OF ALL HOMICIDES WERE COPS KILLING CITIZENS? I haven’t run the numbers for 2020 yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be another bumper “justified killing” year! Justified, even when shooting fleeing people in the back.
In the meanwhile, two court decisions including one from the NH Supreme Court last year, have said to release the FULL Laurie’s List, without the redactions that shocked thousands of Granite Staters when it was printed in the Union Leader a few weeks ago. WHERE IS THE LIST, SO-CALLED “GOOD COPS” AND PROSECUTORS?
What can we do?
The best defense citizens have at this stage is to END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, which is basically a cop’s personal “get out of jail free” card. Know how you’re told “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” well, get this, for the enforcers of the law, IT IS AN ABSOLUTE DEFENSE. Yup, they are held to a LOWER standard than the rest of us. No kidding!
Your legislators will be voting on HB 111 to END qualified immunity sometime over the next 3 days. I’ve heard due to support from liberty folks and Democrats, it will pass the House. We then need to keep the pressure on the Senate. Stay tuned!