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Alton (N.H.) Property Tax Rate Up By 8.8%!

by Anura Guruge



I got the Town of Alton (New Hampshire) property tax bill for December 2018 and it seemed high. Much more than I was expecting. So, I checked it against the prior bills.

WOW!

A 8.8% increase with no change to the assessed property values. No wonder the bill seemed high. It is HIGH. The school again. Funny thing is I can’t recall reading or hearing about a major increase to the tax rate.

I realize that most people don’t see the increase per se. Their property tax payment is included with their mortgage payment. But, they will see it at some point and it will be a shock.

Well, I have given you a heads up.

We have had higher tax rates, BUT valuations were lower. It is the COMBINATION of the two that adds up and counts.


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Debased & Utterly Shameless, Cardinal-Disgrace Wuerl’s Name Now Removed From Pennsylvania High School.

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Click to access full story IF this is NOT enough.


10-days ago sign was DEFACED.

Click image to access MY post on this incident.


Claims the reprobate, disgraced-cardinal requested that his name was removed. IF that is the case, it would be but sour-grapes. The writing was on the wall, already, so to speak.

The sign was well and truly vandalized 10-days ago. So there was no secret as to how some felt about it.

This is good. His name should only appear in one place NOW — on a police blotter as he is booked in.

That he continues to ponce around is a disgrace to society. A man with no morals, no contrition & NO SHAME.


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Pennsylvania Colleges Removing Names Of Catholic Bishops Accused In Sex Abuse CRIMES.

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Yesterday we saw, alas, vandalism out of sheer frustration.

Today, we see sanity and common-sense finally beginning to prevail. This, however, is but a small, firststep. So, much needs to be done. Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and priest need to be fired and where possible sent to prison.

The three bishops whose names are being expunged are: Jerome Hannan, James Timlin and J. Carroll McCormick — all three bishops of Scranton, PA, at various times.

Baby steps ….

But, a decent, moral start.


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Debased & Discredited, Cardinal-Disgrace Wuerl’s Name Defaced At Pennsylvania High School.

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Click image to access full story from “wtop.com”.


It is a shame they had to resort to this. It is vandalism and somebody could get charged. But, you can understand the anger and frustration.

The authorities knew that there were those HURT, upset and perplexed. They should have done something … right at once, when the damning Pennsylvania Clerical Sex Abuse report came out last week. Oh, no. They waited. Now this. Yes, there are petitions.

Donald Wuerl is no cardinal. He is no pastor and he surely isn’t a man. If (and that is so rhetorical) he had any shame or conscience would have asked the school to take down the name. Oh, NO. He is holier than thou though his hands are covered in ‘blood’.

It is beyond the pale. How these criminals are allowed to get away with it.

Yes, I am upset. I am a parent. Two of my kids grew up Catholic.


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Bullying At School, Alas, Continues To Be A Problem In New Hampshire, BUT This Was Such A Great Response.

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If you do a search on ‘bullying‘ on this blog you will see that we have weathered more than our fair share of bullying at school — in Alton.

We were even forced to homeschool because of bullying.

There were 2 – 3 years when we tried hard, at the School Board, level to try and get the school to respond to bullying.

This, from a 5th grader, was GREAT, BUT it was horrifying to hear the stuff they had been threatening her with. Those bullies should be in police custody.

School bullying is still a BIG problem, across the world.

We need this kind of intervention.

BRAVO. Kudos.

I had to share this with you.


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Sigmund Freud, Who Gave Us ‘Freudian’, Died This Day 78-Years Ago, In London — On September 23, 1939.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud


By today’s standard’s pretty dramatic and catholic statement to make.



As some of YOU may recall it was Sigmund’s birthday on May 6 and I did a post to commemorate that. I covered many of the salient ‘facts’ there — the most personal of those being that I went to school with his grandson, that having been in London, which is where Freud did die.

So, this is essentially to mark the date. 78-years ago.


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1st Day Of Grade 6 — September 5, 2017.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.






The end of Summer 2017 for I — never mind her! Usually by the middle of August she is ready and eager to go back to school. Not so this year. 5th Grade was an ‘issue’. She was real reluctant to go back and even tonight she is begging to be ‘homeschooled‘. That is not an option with her …

As some of you know I am NOT a morning person and her bus comes somewhere between 6:30 – 6:40am. But, for the last 7 years I do make an attempt to get up on her first day back. So, I did again this morning.

We were outside as of about 6:25am and the bus was a bit late (which was to be expected). So we had both trampoline and hula-hoop shows prior to the bus. That is always good. Lets her get rid of some early morning energy.

Now if she would just let me sleep till my normal 8:30 – 8:40 am tomorrow.


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Sigmund Freud, As In The ‘Slip’, Was Born This Day 161-Years Ago, In Austria — On May 6, 1856.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud


By today’s standard’s pretty dramatic and catholic statement to make.




Other than the ‘slip’ I am not sure that I am a great subscriber to his work. I think, deep down, he was somewhat of a pervert! But, hey, he got away with it.

As with Einstein I often think that ‘they’, obviously, lived in a different, less competitive, less skeptical, less cynical world. I am not sure how either of them would be treated if they published their work in today’s ‘everybody can have a say’, social-media world.

Does not matter. He made an indelible mark.

I did go to school with one of his grandsons. Nice kid. A few years younger than me. He painted, at my request, a dramatic, mainly black lunar-scape in my study. It was neat.

Anywho. Freud’s birthday. May 6.


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Teischan’s (10) ‘Plains Indians’ Diorama For School.

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All her own work. Didn’t want any help with anything ONCE she found a piece of wood, for the base, that satisfied her. Took it to school this morning.

As I have said/shown before, Teischan is good at doing crafts. It is her second love in life, watching videos/TV her first. Actually what she really likes to do is work on crafts while watching videos on YouTube (on her pad). Some of her other craft projects: bathroom,  furniture, fireplace, Christmas


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Teischan (10) 2016 School Photo — Alton Central.

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