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 on: May 13, 2017, 11:56:27 am 
Started by Wesley Bodhi Freeman - Last post by Almag1912
I was also there for 4 months, I did notice they had no alternate religious diets, but, everything is turkey based. Of course this doesn't cover Kosher diets but what do they care. One thing that struck me as egregious is the fact that if you get 5 minor write-ups you lose your good time. These can be for leaving a cup on your desk, giving someone a soup, or in my case having an extra towel that was given to me by one of their baby sitters with a plastic badge because there wasn't one in my laundry bag when I turned it in. another thing that amazes me is the fact that they want 96 people to be SILENT when the nurse comes in for med pass but if they see someone whispering they will stand next to the nurse and scream at the person whispering...the silence is so the nurse doesn't make a mistake handing out meds, but I guess jumping when the glorified security guard screams doesn't effect her, strange. I can say however that there has been an influx of new employees who do look at the inmates as people and are MUCH better than the older cadre. At one time there were so many on steroids there that there was a constant problem with "roid rage" but someone must have come down on them because I noticed a big drop in muscle mass...except Sgt. Visca (?? not sure how to spell it but anyone who has been there knows who I mean). Somewhere along the line someone high up made the decision to teach the guards to treat the inmates badly, and the new recruits are taught the same, I have been told this by recruits, but it has been toned down a little. The county didn't "chase the feds out, the cells were built to the size standards at the time for the feds but then the standard changed, Valley Street added a top bunk in every cell and they now have twice as many inmates on a unit as they have seats for people to sit. The place is antiquated, the county needs a new jail...and a new plan of management. I had to do 80 days in Cheshire County, NH which IS a Federal holding facility, their modus operandi is MUTUAL RESPECT. This outlook and implementation works incredibly well, the segregation unit is usually empty, there is much less acting up even from the most egregious inmates, the food is NUTRITIONAL instead of bread, pasta, baloney and carrots EVERY DAY there is a full 4 week rotation on the menu with a variety of FRESH veggies, many different kinds of meats and the portions are larger...yet at Valley Street I gained 35 pounds in 4 months because of all the bread and pasta, I lost 30 at Cheshire eating right. The idea at Valley Street is give em carbs, get em fat that way no one can say we don't feed them right. The issue with the requests being thrown away is true, I was dealing with this on a regular basis. I am a combat Veteran of the USMC and I had put in requests to the VA coordinator at the jail that he never received, My mother had died and I received a life insurance check at the jail that they "quarantined" because they said it was "contraband" since the check itself had my actual address on it rather than the jails address. It took almost 2 weeks to find out the check was there and let me know I had to send it back or it would be destroyed. After sending it back the new check was there for another two weeks before it went on my account, even after sending multiple requests to have it put on. I finally fixed the problem by using MY OWN stamped envelope and MAILING OUT the request to the business manager. There HAS to be some standard in this state regulating the county jails, I'm going to find out who is in charge of this and see if I can do something because you can end up in jail here for damn near anything...I drove my truck to work while my DRIVING PRIVILEGES were revoked in NH for asking a cop to hold on a minute because I was on the phone  (disobeying an officer), refusing to give my license and reg IN MY OWN DRIVEWAY because they had no reason to ask for it (disobeying an officer), and a couple other tickets, I have a NY license, I was here helping my sick mother, I put fuel in the truck in Goffstown, pulled up to the store so I didn't block the pump when I went in for a paper, answered my cell before I went in....the officer wrote a 6 page police report on how he approached me because he saw me use my phone so he suspected criminal activity. Of course I wasn't supposed to be driving but I am a Patriot, I believe that since I own my truck and I'm not committing an ACTUAL CRIME I should be able to drive my truck in this country. For this I lost EVERYTHING, my mother died alone because I'm such a horrible person for driving my truck when "they" didn't want me to. there was no problem driving in Africa getting shot at as a Combat Driver when my license was suspended for tickets I got on leave. There's a problem here. 

 on: May 12, 2017, 05:24:58 pm 
Started by Kolpakoff - Last post by Russell Kanning
yea these guys think they know their limitations
our Ukrainian friend sends youtube videos of Russians are Crazy

 on: May 11, 2017, 09:24:49 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck
B.C.’s economy relies on the selling off of real estate instead of actual jobs

Setting the record straight: Sovereign Money is not Full-Reserve Banking

Economists are bribed by contributions to universities and by employment at think tanks

Michael Hudson: The Capitalist Way: Cheat, Lie and Steal

LF Economics Book Review: Game of Mates

Michael Hudson, how do we extricate the economic parasites from the main street host?

Answering Jo Michell’s criticisms of Positive Money and full reserve banking

More support for the “Bernanke / Positive Money” system

 on: May 11, 2017, 08:19:22 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck
Shared Experiences are Important

Phrases to Hear and Avoid

How an introverted mom became an angry one

Unschooling is socialization

Unschooling movement growing

The End of 6th Grade in Homeschool

Day 50 (A Welsh Unschooling Journey)

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for Stream of Consciousness

Addressing Some Common Unschooling Concerns

Is it really only feasible to unschool if your family has a lot of money?

Unschooling – What it Looks Like In Our Home

Our Unschooled Week #10

 on: May 10, 2017, 11:48:38 pm 
Started by Kolpakoff - Last post by Kolpakoff
Thanks, Russel, for your elucidation on Polish/Ukrainian immigrant stereotypes!  ;D ;D ;D

Well, to be very honest, I kinna fall into that category, too. I do drive like a maniac (but when the road is clear and empty) but not more than 110 mph because beyond that some cars cannot be controlled and instead they control you, I know my  limitations!  I do follow rules if failure to do so may cause harm or damage to property to other people with high probability. I am indeed a manly man, and left-leaning American women hate it. And certainly I do hate communism, and not a big fan of collectivism in general!

Looking forward to hanging out with singles or families alike!

 on: May 10, 2017, 07:34:51 pm 
Started by ba9oriole - Last post by Russell Kanning
Since you have been in CT and MA, I would think the attitudes towards interracial couples would be similar. But I have not paid any attention and have not heard a derogatory comment about it for many years.
As a person from outside of New England, I am always amazed at how many locals do not even travel around the region. I can't believe you have not been to NH almost by accident. A Californian or Texan makes trips that far by accident. :)
I cannot recommend any public schools in NH.
I have not met anyone from Haiti, so hopefully we will run into each other someday.

 on: May 10, 2017, 07:22:46 pm 
Started by Kolpakoff - Last post by Russell Kanning
let me see Mr Russell can answer some of these questions
I was named Mr. Russell by one of our crazy Polish immigrants.
We have a Ukrainian in Grafton who is from Chicago.
They are all crazy. They drive like maniacs. They don't follow any rules. They are all manly men. And they all hate communism.

Just to give you a different perspective. For the longest time, many people worried that only single people would be moving to The Shire with the FSP. So you will find many many singles to hang out with.

I think NH has better weather than IL.

 on: May 10, 2017, 05:00:28 pm 
Started by Instinct2Bfree - Last post by blackie
I doubt you'll find many Free Staters interested in Maine. It's a lot less free than New Hampshire, and the whole idea of the Project is to free New Hampshire. :) That said, a lot of the features you praise in NW Maine are also found in northern New Hampshire.
There are porcupines in Maine. And towns without zoning.

Freedom is an individual thing. As a cannabis user and entrepreneur, Maine is a lot more free for me. Any Maine resident 21+ can grow 6 flowering plants, have an unlimited amount of harvested product at home, and  2.5 oz while traveling. Almost any 21+ Maine resident can be a Medical Marijuana Caregiver and legally sell cannabis. There are almost 4000 mmj caregivers in Maine. Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industry in the US.  According to Arcview Market Research legal marijuana sales should more than double by 2020 and go from $7.4 billion in sales in 2016 to $20.6 billion in 2020. The legal cannabis market in Maine is projected to be $220 million in 2020.

Maine had constitutional carry before NH. Homeschool laws are slightly better in Maine.

Taxes in Maine are pretty bad. But that hasn't stopped quite a few former Free Staters from moving to Maine to take advantage of the marijuana laws, medical and recreational.

Wife & I found heaven.We tented up there for years before we purchased... Remote mountain land near Jackman Maine area. If you enjoy wilderness,nature,peace & quiet, extremely low population,extremely low taxes, low gang presence (aka gov't),etc, this may be for you too. Great area to build a camp(we did) or set out to live here full time off grid (we're going to). $500-1200 per acre. 40-200 acre lots. Some of the lots available up there are very poorly advertised. I can name a few that are merely "signs" by owners that might see 5 passers-by per week. You won't find these hidden gems on any R.E. sights or M.L.S.              We would love to see like-mindeds find heaven up there with us. We are looking for HOMESTEADERS that love the mountains. ANARCHISTS are quite welcome ! We are NOT R.E. agents. We can at least help point you in the right directions. Looking for independent,self sufficient people. Not looking for intravenously-fed Bud Light drinkers that drive $20,000 snowmobiles or $80,000 pick up trucks.              Thanks,Jeff in NH
I'm about two hours south of you.

Do you have any cleared land?
Any interest in putting up some greenhouses for cannabis this summer?

 on: May 10, 2017, 02:11:26 pm 
Started by Kolpakoff - Last post by blackie
Southern NH is pretty close to Boston.
The windiest city in the United States is not the one nicknamed the "Windy City". Among large cities, Chicago ranks twelfth for fastest average wind speed. America's windiest major city is Boston, where overall the wind blows two miles per hour faster than in Chicago.

Mt. Washington has wind gust records.

 on: May 10, 2017, 12:21:27 pm 
Started by RP2016 - Last post by RP2016
They should indeed cut welfare, but that probably won't happen. I don't have an issue with immigration, just the rate they are allowing it with people who don't speak French, have no job skills, and have a vastly different culture is the issue. Plus the average Syrian has an iq of around 83 so the odds of them falling in with radical Islam over assimilating to French culture seems high. Le Pen is certainly far from an ideal candidate though. Either way France is probably screwed in the long run.

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