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Goodbye Teachers, Hello Computers: Thank Common Core And ESSA

Back in 2010 when the New Hampshire State Board of Education adopted Common Core, I warned that this was a set up for failure.  Not only would Common Core dumb down our public schools, we’d see other negative changes, including an exodus from public schools.  Lower enrollment means there is less demand for teachers and why the Concord Monitor is reporting that there has been a decline in teaching jobs over the last decade. “Public school enrollment has shrunk 11 percent over the past decade, according to state Department of Education data.“ Parents have filled public hearings on Common...

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You Wont Believe What The National Science Foundation Is Funding In New Hampshire

The National Science Foundation (NSF) came under scrutiny years ago for causing damage to math education in the United States.  Professor David Klein, a Mathematician from California State University, wrote a letter to then Representative Boehlert and Members of the House Science Committee, exposing the damaging effects in math education that came from the National Science Foundation. In his letter from 2004, Professor Klein said, “No single institution in the United States has caused more damage to the mathematical education of children than the National Science Foundation through its EHR division. In saying this I want to make it clear that...

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Gravel urges Manchester residents to file charter complaint

Manchester resident Lisa Gravel has started a movement of sorts by filing a complaint against Ward 2 Alderman Ron Ludwig and Ward 11 Alderman Normand Gamache for violating the city’s charter.  It started at the board’s meeting of 18 July 2017, where she raised a variety of issues, not the least of which were the charter violations committed by Ludwig and Gamache.  (Forward to 35:53 in the linked video to witness her testimony.  Click here to read it.)  and it continued with an appearance here on the Girard at Large Radio Show where she discussed her complaint at length....

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Update on Town of Piermont

We have always said that your town town is a great place to start cleaning house. Piermont is a small town in Grafton County with a population of less than 800. You know how that goes, small town, no one watching, and the ‘we’ve always done it this way’ mentality? Teran “Terri” Mertz, wife of George Mertz, Commander, USN (Ret) was elected to a seat on the 3-person selectboard in 2016 for a three-year term. Her attempts to insure the town simply follow rules and procedures she alleges led to harassment, threats of arrest, and even an attempt to ban her from entering the town offices. She was concerned that the other two selectmen might be  holding illegal meetings, making payments to vendors without having followed legal contract procedures, and mismanaging meeting minutes. As soon as she began questioning, the attacks on her began. Even as an elected official she was being made to make written requests just to see certain documents. Eventually she filed a RTK lawsuit asking that they be fined and required to correct their actions and receive remedial training. They continued to try to defame Mrs. Mertz as she attempted to investigate inconsistencies with tax assessments by Avitar, and residents with unpaid taxes. CNHT has had experience with the town of Windsor in this matter. CNHT also has had quite a history with Avitar, and...

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Gravel: Watching the aldermen with complete disgust

Publisher’s Note:  We post this testimony given by Ward 7 resident Lisa Gravel to the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 My name is Lisa Gravel and I have been a property owner in Ward 7 for almost 18 years. I have watched many of these Board meeting and been filled with complete disgust.  I watch as you vote on unsustainable contract after unsustainable contract.  Giving city employees getting perks I can only dream of.  I mean “Fast Day”??  This is a holiday that has not been on the books since the 90’s.  So...

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Absolute Genius!! The ACLU Sues Trump Over Lack of Transparency – of Election Integrity Commission.

I don’t have to read the whole thing. The headline says it all. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/aclu-sues-trump-over-election-commissions-lack-of-transparency/ar-BBE9uyG?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartandhp The brain trust that is the NH ACLU is suing New Hampshire so already watered-down, useless, public information on NH voter checklists, submitted to the NH Statewide Database they wanted so much, isn’t sent to the Trump’s Election Integrity Commission. Ready for this?       The American ACLU is suing President Trump for lack of transparency in the Commission’s function so far. No quote of a law was given by the writer of the article or ACLU spokesman. Here is half the story, which is not much:...

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Trump’s Election Commission’s Coming to Town

In a few months, maybe weeks, the President Trump Election Commission will start taking public testimony. This has the leftist, progressives, Marxists, college professors of gibberish, and our star media all in a panic, to say the least. They will plead there is no need for an election commission to investigate how Federal Elections are conducted by the states. A large portion of their complaint will be there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Progressives will especially object to President Trump pointing out the possibility of millions of illegal votes cast in the last election. The out-of-their mind...

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CNHT to Host CD1 Candidates

Manchester — Meet the candidates for CD1 – Senator Andy Sanborn and Eddie Edwards. They will be at CNHT’s Annual July 8th Picnic event to speak and talk to potential voters. The event takes place on Saturday July 8th from 12-4:00 PM at Sweeney Post 2, 251 Maple St (across from Gill Stadium) in Manchester, NH Representative John Burt will be in the house as well as other House and Senate members who have been invited to speak. Many activist groups will be displaying. CNHT’s Chairman Ed Naile, who you all know from GAL’s “A Question of Voter Fraud” segment, will give us an update on CNHT’S voter fraud initiative across the states. Ed, who is undoubtedly NH’s foremost warrior in the fight for election integrity, will announce CNHT’s involvement representing NH in a multi-state coalition that has been formed to preserve election integrity by working across state boundaries. Hear Constitution Warrior Hal Shurtleff at 1:00 PM. Formerly with JBS, Hal is currently a Director at Camp Constitution in Rindge. Hal will give a frank presentation on the Article V Convention. Please come and learn about this effort. We’ll hear from Kate Baker, Education Activist and Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund NH, at 2:00 PM. In attendance and speaking will be Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut. A family event with fun and food for all, tickets are just...

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Your Town Government – Are You Paying Attention?

The presidential election is over but people are still too busy fretting and fighting over it to notice anything else it seems. CNHT heard little about town meeting outcomes this year. Where is everyone? A man who once came to one of our events even called town government affairs “small potatoes”. But nothing could be further from the truth. In NH, your largest tax bill is likely your homeowners tax. Your town and school meetings are where they decide to raise and spend the money. This writer has been on the board and worked with Coalition of NH Taxpayers for about 15 years. One of the hardest jobs we have is convincing folks that town government is their ground zero. Many town boards toot right along, unfettered in their old ways, at times not following proper procedure, because frankly, no one is checking up on them. We already know that in a town of perhaps 13,000 registered voters, we may be lucky to see150 people at the (old-style) town meeting, with 75 of them being town and school employees, ready to vote in anything they wish. Even in towns like Bedford which has approximately 13,000 registered voters and ballot voting (a system provided for by the passage of a law called SB2) town and school ballots are only cast by perhaps 2,000-4,000 people. Is it so hard to give...

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New Boston Mexican restaurant raided by Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents

Yesterday, one of your contributing administrators shared an indignant Facebook post from La Cabana Mexican Grill in New Boston, complaining that ICE agents had raided his establishments and arrested some of his employees.  Before we went to report on it over the air today, it disappeared.  We mentioned its disappearance over the air this morning and, lo and behold, a member of our Large and Loyal Listening Audience had captured a screen shot of it and sent it our way. We also received a link to a news article that gave the “rest of the story.” So, we’re provided both...

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