September Meeting

dining roomSeptember 15th is our monthly meeting.  We meet in Belmont at the New Hong Kong Buffet.  We gather in the large room on the left near the buffet. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Election Results

The dust is just settling from the primary election.  There is good news and not so good news, come and share yours.  Thanks to all who took the time to participate, every little bit helps.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

One Last Litter Pick-up

Think about a date for our last litter pick-up before winter.  Perhaps October 7th or 14th, before it gets too cold, or we get too many colorful leaves.

Lunch

LLL – Liberty Lunch in Laconia; with several folks living and working in Laconia, we’ve had a few lunches on the fly.  We general make arrangements via text messaging.  If you’d like to get into the text group, shoot me an email mike@lakesregionporcupines.com or drop a comment below.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

August Litter Pick-up

It’s time!

MikeCurtEdGlenIt’s time to get in a clean-up before the Labor Day holiday. We’ll be doing our litter pick up on Sunday August 26. We will start with breakfast at Shooter’s Tavern at 8:00 then hit the road around 9:00 (if you want to skip breakfast you can sleep in) . We’ll be cleaning our stretch of Route 3 and making a pass through the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail. We are usually done within a couple of hours.

Later in the day

In the afternoon on the 26th there will be a lit drop in Gilford and Meredith to support the ‘Frugal Four’.  Glen and Rick have teamed up in the primary with a couple of great locals.  We’ll meet at the Gilford House of Pizza to get organized at 3:00 then hit the road.  All help is welcome, let us know you’re coming so we don’t miss you!

September Jury

Updated:

We had a pretty normal day for the first time out for the jury pool, about 70 flyers were distributed.

Thank you

We received a nice contribution to the flyer fund though a Bitcoin (Cash) donation.  We appreciate the funds and good thoughts that come with it.  Thank you!


A fresh new pool

Here are the dates for the upcoming month:

  • Tuesday September 4 at 8:30
  • Monday September 17 at 8:30
  • Monday October 1 at 8:30

The potential jurors are scheduled for 9:00, we start 30 minutes early to be there to greet them.  You can look up the dates for Belknap County, Carroll County or Coos County.

Trifolds

We received two boxes of freshly printed flyers in time for our last assembly of the last jury pool.  If you’d like to participate you can join us, or if time is an issue, make a contribution to the printing of flyers.

Paypal to m_j_sylvia@yahoo.com

BitcoinCash: qp7f48aa70uth5x8jpnwz7z9ct83dpvnv5vd7m3wf4

Thank you for your support.

August Meeting

dining roomAugust 18th is our monthly meeting.  We meet in Belmont at the New Hong Kong Buffet.  We gather in the large room on the left near the buffet. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Conversation Starter

Does your town share the ‘knowledge problem’?  You can read up on Milton and the Knowledge Problem over at the Milton Observer.  It brings to mind the Laconia State School and plans for that parcel currently being developed.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Lunch

LLL – Liberty Lunch in Laconia; with several folks living and working in Laconia, we’ve had a few lunches on the fly.  We general make arrangements via text messaging.  If you’d like to get into the text group, shoot me an email mike@lakesregionporcupines.com or drop a comment below.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

August Jury

August 6, 2018

We received two boxes of freshly printed flyers in time for our last assembly of the current jury pool.  We handed out about 40, which is higher than usual for the last meeting of a pool.  I’ll dig up the dates for the next Belknap Superior Court jury pool and post it here.

If you’d like to participate you can join us, or if time is an issue, make a contribution to the printing of flyers.

Paypal to m_j_sylvia@yahoo.com

BitcoinCash: qp7f48aa70uth5x8jpnwz7z9ct83dpvnv5vd7m3wf4

Thank you for your support.

The Lunatic Left

Those who think there is never enough government have been sharing their low grade propaganda in the letters section of the Laconia Daily Sun.  This time they target the Honorable Raymond Howard for a vote in 2016.

Those on the attack say “It is hard for me to understand why someone would object to having our students learn about the US and state governments and constitutions and be tested on the subject.”  Now if I wanted to be deceptive, I might not have used the full quotation and left off the last six words.  You see the bill was not about teaching the material; that was already the law.  SB-157 did not add any new material to the curriculum, it added a testing requirement.

So the real issue with this bill is about testing not teaching.  As one who voted against this bill I can tell you why.  I listen to my constituents and often hear how much stress is put on our students.  They have busy days in school and plenty of homework to take care of.  So I had to stop and think; where will the time come from to add another test to their day.  Sure it is just one more test, but the legislature wasn’t adding time to the day.  Let’s also remember that much of the stress felt by young people surrounds testing.  I didn’t think jamming one more test into their school year was helpful at all.  One thing I remember about school and testing is that you focus so much on the test that once it is done, it is only a short time before the material studied is lost to the studies for the next exam.

I’m grateful to have served three terms with Rep. Howard.  He takes the time to study the bills and more importantly consider the possible poor consequences of passing a well intended but faulty bill.

Like dogs barking in the night; they all need to chime in.

Fun fact for LRP readers: our Commissioner of Education was in the legislature at the time and also voted no to testing for civics.  He knows it doesn’t help retention of the information.

And one final point for my opposition to the bill.  I took the time to consider the make up of our government school system, and had to wonder what exactly will they be teaching and how will they be grading the exams.

UPDATE:

My reply was printed August 2, 2018 which happened to coincide with a bit of support from an unlikely source.

July Meeting

dining roomJuly 21 is our monthly meeting.  We meet in Belmont at the New Hong Kong Buffet.  We gather in the large room on the left near the buffet. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.

If you’re looking for all more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar.

LLL – Liberty Lunch in Laconia; with several folks living and working in Laconia, we’ve had a few lunches on the fly.  We general make arrangements via text messaging.  If you’d like to get into the text group, shoot me an email mike@lakesregionporcupines.com or drop a comment below.

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

Community

Another cleanup done!

We gathered together at 8:00 for a nice breakfast and caught up on the latest happenings.  We hit the road just after 9:00 and made our way to both ends of our stretch of RT 3 in Belmont.  We also made a pass through the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail.  It was pretty warm but we finished before 11:00 to beat the mid-day high temperatures.

20180701MikeGlennCommunity is people getting together and doing things.