The September 23, 2016, issue of The Messenger page 5 report on our culverts (read here), clearly sheds some light on the axiom professed in the title of this blog post. It is beyond comprehension that we, the people who make up the legislative body, have to look to the local newspaper to get information … Continue reading Confusion is inversely proportional to the information being received…until you reach TMI
The supposed gaffe; “Oct. 6, 1976 At his second debate, President Gerald Ford (R) asserted: “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, and there never will be under a Ford administration.” Asked to clarify, Ford said he doesn’t believe the Poles and others consider themselves “dominated” by the Soviet Union. Jimmy Carter (D) fired … Continue reading Why the news media should not pick winners and losers of Presidential debates. October 4, 1976…President Ford was the smartest man on the stage!
I just returned from the City of my birth…Chicago (aka: Chiraq). Landed on Wednesday and go the hell out alive on Sunday. 5 days.I was there attending a two day class at the American dental Association building. My wife was there to have fun with friends and family while I worked. During one 24 hour … Continue reading “My kind of town Chicago”….it really ISN’T. The “Progressive Paradise”..where nobody wants to live!
And the beat goes on! We should all unplug the matrix cable from the back of our heads and reclaim some of our critical thinking skills. The procurement of a vaccine for a child is the responsibility of the parents and certainly not that of the school system nor the taxpayers who pay that school … Continue reading Drums keep pounding A rhythm to the brain…. La de da de de, la de da de da
The NH court system has established, through intense litigation, Five criteria that need to be fully satisfied to be granted a variance by your local Zoning Board. Those five criteria are: Hardship Public Interest Spirit of the Ordinance Substantial Justice No Diminution of Value Clearly, these five criteria must be considered by the town’s … Continue reading “Substantial Justice & Spirit of the Ordinance”… The ZBA puzzle….
The common core math standards was designed by a man named Jason Zimba. Here is how Mr. Zimba answers Dr. Sandra Stotsky’s questions about common core math standards…math standards are not designed to prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) studies, but also that they are not designed to get a student into … Continue reading So you think that common core math prepares your children for college?
The Contract Devils says….nothing to see here citizens so move on! Recent time-series regression studies, from 1972-2012, have shown that the increased in school funding has not improved the quality of education in the United States. (read here) Below is a chart showing the results for New Hampshire Continue reading The Devil is in the details…Should we think twice before increasing the school budget?
Apparently, legislative oversight is unwanted at the: Continue reading New Teacher’ Contract negotiations…where and when?
May kudos to Select Board member Tia Hooper and then Select Board member Leo Aucoin for notifying the public on January 5, 2016 of a clear violation of RSA 91-A:2. The RSA is quite clear, (I) “For the purpose of this chapter, a “meeting” means the convening of a quorum of the membership of a … Continue reading Laws matter…and a good example why consent agendas are bad.
I have asked on four separate occasions for a copy of the Budget Advisory Committee’s 2016 recommendations; “Dave Woolpert, Chairman of the Budget Committee, stated they reviewed all requests presented to the select board and he reports that most of the concerns they submitted to them were taken into consideration. Mr. Trivellini asked if that … Continue reading Where or where might those little facts be?