Just a cracked wall weeping
This concrete wall on the lower part of Nubanusit Brook in #Peterborough, #NewHampshire has cracks that leak water, and leave these lovely mineral deposits on the face of the wall. Just above its confluence with the #Contoocook #River. My #photo.
It's #WaterfallWednesday! The 80ft/24m Cloudland Falls is on the Falling Waters Trail leading to Little Haystack Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire, USA.
I saw you standing with the wind and the rain in your faceAnd you were thinking 'bout the wisdom of the leaves and their graceWhen the leaves come falling downIn September when the leaves, come falling down— Van Morrison, When the Leaves Come Falling Down
The puppy is having her first autumn, and in New Hampshire no less. She's entered a p
#Seasons #Lifestyle #Music #Pets #CarpeDiem #NewHampshire #Philosophy #VanMorrison
I would find it supremely ironic if the #NewHampshire community shared their concerns, thoughts, petitions about this scandal via #Facebook - https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/25/us/bedford-high-school-nh-student-trading-cards/index.html
"Trump has healthy lead in second state to vote, ahead of Ramaswamy, Haley, Christie and flailing Florida governor."
#US States Take Aim at Protesters’ Rights
Right to Peaceful Assembly at Risk
by Jonathan Pedneault, February 16, 2021
"#Peaceful #protests are protected by the #UnitedStates Constitution’s First Amendment as well as #international #HumanRights law. But a legislative assault aimed at eroding these protections is underway in several state legislatures.
"It’s nothing new. Various states have long-tried to curtail the right to #protest. They do so by legislating wide definitions of what constitutes an 'unlawful assembly' or a 'riot' as well as increasing punishments. They also allow police to use catch-all public offenses, such as #trespassing, obstructing traffic, or disrupting the peace, as a pretext for ordering dispersals, using force, and making arrests. Finally, they make it easier for #corporations and others to bring lawsuits against #protest organizers.
"While proportionate restrictions on the right of peaceful assembly, like creating buffer zones around abortion clinics to ensure access, may be necessary, the use of catch-all offenses against peaceful #demonstrators or the imposition of increased penalties to deter assemblies are not.
"At a time of large mobilizations across the US, attempts by states to deter and impose criminal penalties on peaceful protesters should be stopped.
"According to the US Protest Law Tracker, created by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, there are currently 51 bills under consideration in 24 state legislatures, including as many as 10 in #Oklahoma, that they warn would threaten the right to assemble peacefully.
"Among the proposed laws are nine, including three in Oklahoma, that the Tracker reports would provide civil and/or criminal immunity for drivers injuring or killing protesters unlawfully disrupting traffic and one stand-your-ground bill in #NewHampshire that would allow deadly force against protesters 'likely' to use 'any' degree of unlawful force during a riot.
"Other bills would increase penalties for participating in unlawful protests, something that happens automatically in many jurisdictions once someone marches without a permit, or for committing an offense – including jaywalking or trespassing – while in an unlawful assembly.
"International human rights law protects the right of peaceful assembly and requires authorities at all levels to facilitate such assemblies and avoid unnecessary or disproportionate restrictions on them. The mere act of planning or participating in a protest should not be criminalized. Authorities are also required to protect people participating in such assemblies – bills that encourage or allow violence against protesters are inconsistent with those obligations, and states should abandon them."
A waterfall for #WaterfallWednesday! The 60ft/18m Swiftwater Falls is on the Falling Waters Trail leading to Little Haystack Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire, USA. This image was shot on iPhone with the Spectre long exposure camera app by @halide.
Congratulations to Hal Rafter and to the organizers and volunteers who knocked on doors, made calls, wrote, and got out the vote.
This is a flipped seat from being held by a Republican. NH Democrats have now won eight of the nine special elections this year. Don’t pay attention to polls. Pay attention to results. This was a Trump district. Now it isn’t.
Democrats flip key #NewHampshire seat, putting them inches from erasing GOP's majority-
#NewHampshire towns have been using ancient vote-counting machines running XP. They aren't required to update them yet, but the state has authorized two replacements.
Ballot-counting machines aren't voting machines and aren't subject to most of the issues that make #voting by machine such a minefield. Still, running on an unsupported OS isn't great.
Big election result tonight: Democrats FLIP a state House seat in #NewHampshire.
Why is this big? It puts Dems just 1 seat away from tying the GOP in chamber; & they're very likely to get that seat in another special in 7 weeks. Today's was the big one. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/9/19/2194297/-Democrats-flip-key-New-Hampshire-seat-putting-them-inches-from-erasing-GOP-s-majority
US voters across 4 swing states oppose anti-crypto pres candidates: Coinbase - A poll of voters in New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania ... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-voters-oppose-anti-crypto-president-poll-crypto-exchange-coinbase #uspresidentialelection #standwithcrypto #morningconsult #newhampshire #pennsylvania #swingstates #campaign #nevada #study #ohio
PragerU Right-Wing Playbook for Infiltrating Public Education Is Working
New Hampshire's school board voted to make right-wing organization's courses count toward graduation credits, despite vocal opposition
* Prager University Foundation looking to repeat its triumph in Florida across USA
https://persagen.com >> prageru
Dennis Prager speaks at Turning Point USA
[thread] New Hampshire, education
New Hampshire Law Banning Divisive Concepts Leaves Teachers Vulnerable, Students Unprepared
* "propagation of divisive concepts" 🤨
* HB 544 “Divisive Concepts” bill prohibits teaching of racism, sexism, materials that claim “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, wh. consciously/unconsciously”
Petrofuture of New Hampshire and Vermont ... 66m of sea level rise with a vintage Shell Oil gas station map base.
1956 map of New England from David Rumsey Maps
#newengland #hudsonriver #NewHampshire #stlawrenceriver #historicalmaps #vintagemaps #retrofuture #petrofuture #climatearson #solarpunk #searise #searisemaps #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #climatechangemaps #maps #cartography #clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
NWS Gray Emergency Managers Self-brief for Monday AM: Widespread heavy rain of up to 1 inch/hour possible starting this afternoon. Flood watch posted for much of #Maine and #NewHampshire. NOTE to Maine folks: the NWS Gray daily decision support graphics are now posted automatically by @nwsgray_bot (Thanks!). I will continue to post and annotate them when hazards exist. #MEwx #MEweather
Driving north on Rt. 16, I can still be surprised by the appearance of the White Mountains from a few hilltops between Wakefield and Ossipee. For a moment, today, I was even treated to Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington as the dominant figures in a stunning pattern of silhouettes that rose into the late afternoon sky.
#NewHampshire #Driving #MentalSnapshot (1/2) 🧵
The beautiful grounds of Harris Center for Conservation Education
The grounds of the center, and the building, are absolutely gorgeous. They manage many local land areas and great trails. Here, I’ve photographed a lovely bench in a sunken area surrounded by a stone wall and junipers. The bench is dedicated to a local naturalist, Susie Spiko, and local wildlife (raccoons, I think) have registered their approval with paw prints.
#Hancock #NewHampshire #photo
Yet Another State Welcomes Uber-Conservative #PragerU Into Its Classrooms
The #NewHampshire Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to add PragerU's financial literacy videos to the curriculum.
Some teachers and residents expressed fears that the financial literacy videos were just the tip of the iceberg.
"Approval of this course would serve as a gateway to its founders' conservative ideology," resident Janet Ward said during 2.5 hours of public testimony.
Going to this event tonight at @gibsonsbookstore. I'm not familiar with the book or the author. But I kind of love just showing up at something that looks intriguing but, with zero expectations for what I'll find.
"Join Gibson's Bookstore for an event with author David Lawrence Morse as he presents The Book of Disbelieving [whose 9 stories] open portals to fabulist worlds and magical objects: a village built on the back of a whale, a holiday that requires literal leaps of faith, a tower that houses an entire civilization, a diary that blurs the line between imagination and memory. The worlds Morse creates are fantastical... a wondrous collection of fables and lore."
Sounds pretty awesome.
One of the men stalking the journalists launched a brick through her window. Written on the brick was "JUST THE BEGINNING."
The New England Petrofuture map
The 66m of sea level rise is predicted by the #IPCCreport if all the world's ice caps melted.
1956 map from the Rumsey Map Collection
#newEngland #Connecticut #NewHampshire #StLawrenceRiver #HudsonRiver #Boston #historicalmaps #vintagemaps #retrofuture #petrofuture #climatearson #solarpunk #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #maps #cartography #Clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
America is failing its students!
Frayed by years of destructive GOP education policies, Republicans are now trying to pull the rest of the rug out from under our children's feet!
Special election alert for #NewHampshire
In NH, Republicans control the offices of governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and both chambers of the state legislature. But, control of the NH House is by the thinnest of margins: 197 Democrats to 199 Republicans.
An upcoming special election on September 19, 2023 could cause a tie in the NH House and change that.
Sign up to phonebank to help elect Democrat Hal Rafter here: https://www.mobilize.us/swingbluealliance/event/574438/
Ghost Pipe [Monotropa uniflora]
via New Boston, N.H. Biodiversity and Ecology #iNaturalist
40 years ago Sunday: The AT joined the Lost Pond Trail for the first mile today, following the course of the Ellis River through Pinkham Notch and brushing the shore of a pretty lake.
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They aim to ensure “that votes cast will be for those constitutionally qualified to hold office, that a #disqualified candidate does not siphon off support from…candidates of choice, & that voters are not deprived of the chance to vote for a qualified candidate in the general election,” the #lawsuit says.
Similar efforts are unfolding in other states. Last month, …#FreeSpeechForPeople wrote to… #Florida, #NewHampshire, #NewMexico, #Ohio & #Wisconsin, urging them not to include #Trump on ballots.
Haley has caught up to DeSantis in the #Election2024 Republican race for distant second place among potential #NewHampshire primary voters, according to a new poll. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/nikki-haley-catches-desantis-in-new-hampshire-gop-primary-poll/
40 years ago today: The spruce gradually diminished in height as I ascended the narrow ridge crest. Soon, they were little more than stunted dwarfs, and I was surrounded by panoramic views.
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DeSantis presidential campaign team has gone to unusual lengths to prevent a #NewHampshire teenager from having a chance to follow up with the candidate on his question about Trump. https://www.thedailybeast.com/republican-president-candidate-ron-desantis-is-afraid-of-questions-from-15-year-old-quinn-mitchell #Election2024
A longshot GOP presidential candidate has filed suit to keep Trump off the ballot in #NewHampshire primaries.
A #Nebraska man who modified his Crown Vic so a bull could ride shotgun got pulled over in Norfolk, NE.