Ed Naile, CNHT

Hear Ed Naile every Wednesday morning on WLMW 90.7 FM on the Girard at Large radio show or listen to the archives at Voter Fraud Radio

Heads Up!

Just a reminder about Veteran's Tax credits.

$50.00 to $500.00 Property tax credit for Veterans


Applications are available at your Selectmen’s office.

Filing Deadline is: April 15 th

Per RSA 72:28, the qualifications for receiving the Veterans’ Property Tax Credit in NH are as follows:

Who qualifies for the credit? There are three possibilities.

    1. Every resident (of one year) of this state who served not less than 90 days in the armed forces of the United States in any qualifying war or armed conflict listed in this section (see Roman Numeral V (a-g) below) and was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service; or the spouse or surviving spouse of such resident;
      • Important NOTE:(This is the only NH credit or exemption where the individual who qualifies for the credit need not show evidence of ownership either by being named as an owner in the deed or by granting equitable title or beneficial interest for life which are options provided in RSA 72:29, VI. This is because it gives the spouse or surviving spouse the right to make application. It does, however, require that it be the principle place of abode (residence) of the qualifying veteran)
    2. Every resident of this state who was terminated from the armed forces because of service connected disability; or the surviving spouse of such resident; (In this scenario if the service-connected disability is also total and permanent, the qualifying veteran may also apply for and receive RSA 72:35Tax Credit for Service–Connected Total Disability with proper documentation from the US Office of Veterans’ Affairs. The disability need not be sustained in combat and is not tied directly to service in any qualifying war or armed conflict nor do any specific medals need to be earned for a service-connected disability. The veteran only has to be in the service when the disability is sustained. The disability discharge still needs to be an honorable discharge.); and
    3. The surviving spouse of any resident who suffered a service connected death. (The surviving spouse of any person who was killed or who died while on active duty in the service may receive this credit on any and all property residential or not but only in the same municipality where the surviving spouse lives. This is RSA 72:29-a, Surviving Spouse)

There is more to the law than this but don't forget to apply if you or someone you know qualifies.


As Goes California? Go Ahead, Try It Here

Oh boy has a judge in California opened Pandora’s Box with his ruling that home schooling in California is illegal. This should be fun. Someone should check under his bi-polar hood.

The judge is using a 1953 law that states all teachers must be certified. That is all fine and dandy but home schooling in California has come a long way since then, from a hand full to 166,000. As long as the home schoolers, or as I like to call them, parents who really care about their kids and show it, don’t take any state money they are well within their rights. If you can find any means by which a public education is mandatory in California and a mandatory government educational complex scheme passes constitutional muster – good luck.


5. The Legislature shall provide for a system of common schools by which a free school shall be kept up and supported in each district at least six months in every year, after the first year in which a school has been established.

SEC. 8. No public money shall ever be appropriated for the support of any sectarian or denominational school, or any school not under the exclusive control of the officers of the public schools ; nor shall any sectarian or denominational doctrine be taught, or instruction thereon be permitted, directly or indirectly, in any of the common schools of this State.

If, as the judge says, all teachers have to be “certified,” then by all means, the home school crowd in California should offer certificates to each other, because “the exclusive control of the public schools” means California government schools are subjects of the California Board of Education run by this fella:

SEC. 2. A Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be elected by the qualified electors of the State at each gubernatorial election. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall enter upon the duties of the office on the first Monday after the first day of January next succeeding each gubernatorial election. No Superintendent of Public Instruction may serve more than 2 terms.

And as we all know, the public school system in California started out with well meaning and lofty intentions found here:

SECTION 1. A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence (except judges?) being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.

By now we should all have come to the conclusion government education is little more than a wasteland run by political hacks, propped up by biased judges. The one saving grace was parents willing to make sure their children were not left behind. And as the California Constitution clearly says education by "all suitable means" is "essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people".

I have not checked yet but I HOPE this is an elected judge.


You Pay Too!

Voters in Strafford, NH shot down an $11 million dollar school renovation plan Tuesday, good for them, but passed a bait and switch warrant article the same day. The bad 2008 warrant article has a long and crooked history. Here it is:

“To see if the voters of the School District will authorize donating some 290 acres to a conservation easement. The school district currently owns 365 unused acres, and the donation will help the Conservation Commission receive a matching grant from the Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)”.

Back in 2001 the Strafford School District asked voters to buy 365 acres of land for a new school. The price tag: $500,000.00 over two years. The fact that is was an appropriation over two years meant it required a 60% vote and the DRA disallowed it. After some fancy legal work by the school attorney arguing it was not a multi year appropriation, which it clearly was, the DRA allowed the vote and the school bought the land with what amounts to an equipment lease. Tricky lawyers and tax and spenders win! It only takes a 50% vote for a lease. Lease statutes do not allow land purchases.

But since 2001 voters have not approved building a new school and the school has 364 acres it can not use. So the next illogical move was to donate 290 acres for conservation.

In essence, the school has taken a half million dollars in education money and beefed up the conservation commission with it.

The school convinced taxpayers with a mere 50% vote scheme to support the purchase of much more land than the school could ever possibly use for a school and took it off the tax rolls for five years before giving most of it away.

And now tax and spenders in the Legislature wants to shovel more money to schools from broad based taxes.

Both an income and sales tax would be required to keep funding colossal wastes of money and sneaky spending schemes like this if the state was paying Strafford’s schemes with other people’s money.

Notice how our land conservation friends don’t mind gobbling up education dollars for their own purposes.

The DRA should disallow the Strafford land giveaway for the bait and switch it is.

There will be a second bite at the 11 million dollar school renovation plan with a second meeting. What are the hidden expenses in that scheme?

Vote no Strafford taxpayers!


I Have A Dream Of A Dream Team

This Democrat Primary is getting so exciting, other than the part where I can not stand to look at any of them.

But don’t you love the thought of a “Dream Team” Obama/Clinton ticket!!!

Or would that be a Clinton/Obama ticket?

More like a Clinton/Clinton/Obama ticket or an Obama/Clinton/Clinton ticket.

In any case, a ticket NOT to paradise. Think about it. Would you, if you were Obama (but who else could be Obama except maybe Elvis) want Hillary as a V.P with the hubby, Mr. Boney Fingers, pointing out your every mistake? Not me.

Then there is the “Dream Team” of Hillary, who already HAS a V.P. in the form of the ticking sex bomb. Can you imagine Barak Camelot Obama playing third fiddle to Mr. Fairy Tale?

I have trouble imagining any combination of those three leading the Free World as a team while upstaging each other at any event, press conferrence, or terrorist attack. Do we really need three people with bull horns standing atop the rubble of another city?

I think the comment Hillary made the other day about a Dream Team while she was out on her “I promise to bring back the furniture tour” was just another one of her different personalities trying out a shifting campaign strategy trial balloon.


Old Man In Winter

As I parried and thrust my ten dollar plastic snow shovel at the ice dams frozen on my roof edges it suddenly occurred to me that this whole roof shoveling experience is just like an extreme winter archeological dig.

Right there under the last eight inches of powder is a sheet of ice from a week ago. And under that are several more small snow storms layered upon each other, each a snapshot in time. I even found some pine needles and sticks trapped in the snow from the high winds of a January winter blast.

Then, clunk, clunk, there it was at the end of my shovel! Trapped in a sarcophagus of ice pellets and snow is the first glimpse of one of our five sky lights. Of course it isn’t as exciting as finding a baby wooly mammoth, but as things go, I’ll take it as a good thing - progress.

You would think shoveling the roof might be dangerous, but it isn’t anywhere near as dangerous as walking on ice after a powdering of fresh snow. I found that out two weeks ago when I went out to the car to get a cordless drill – a twelve volt DeWalt. They weigh about three or so pounds.

When my feet went out from under me I landed on my back and split open the back of my head on the ice. No stitches, but it was close.

Two other things happened simultaneously. I chipped a lower front tooth when my teeth slammed together, then smashed myself in the left side of the face with the cordless drill. Why I could have not had the big orange I was carrying in my right hand over my left hand the drill was in but that is how that evening went.

The black eye from hitting my own face with the drill lasted about a week and eventually did work its way over to my right eye a bit, but not that bad. It’s amazing how many people notice your black eye but don’t say anything until you bring it up. Maybe it’s just me this happens to.

My wife got out two ice packs. Did you ever hold an ice pack on your face and the back of your head at the same time? It will make you forget all about any problem it could possibly solve.

Spring would be nice about now.