Wednesday, January 31, 2018
RHS Feb 8th-David Miller - Native Peoples Along Piscataqua Watershed

Who were the Native Peoples that lived in the Piscataqua River Watershed

In Pre-contact Times- before 1600? Can We Put them back on the Map?


On Thursday, February 8, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society
Museum
on Hanson Street, David Miller will present Native Americans
along the River.


A number of years ago in conversation a local
fellow told Mr. Miller that during the great hurricane of 1938, when the
pine trees were blown over in the Hansen Pines Forest Park in
Rochester, there was found at the base of a large pine a large dump of
shells left by the native people. This led him to thinking who were
these people? What do we know about this site?


When Mr. Miller went
looking for an accurate detailed study of the Indians who lived in this
area he found none existed. He took it upon himself to try to rectify
this gap in the historic record.


In his research on the native
peoples in this area of New Hampshire, he discovered there has not been
any detailed written analysis done to date. The area he referring to is
the Piscataqua River watershed. This geographic area had all the
elements necessary for comfortable survival and prolonged life for the
native peoples who lived here before contact with Europeans starting in
the late 1400s and early 1500s.(The Basque were secretly fishing here
for about 200 years before Columbus appeared on the scene)


When
one reviews the literature on the native peoples of New England over the
last hundred plus years we find on the various maps each to be
different from the others as to a label being applied to the native
people in the Piscataqua River watershed. The name most frequently
applied for this subgroup was the Pennacook tribe. Does the research
prove or disprove this label?


The outcome of Mr. Miller’s research
will be shared with you. He has prepared a detailed map of where the
native villages were located and the Indian names for each village and
the Indian names for surrounding physical features including the rivers,
lakes and mountains.

At the same time he will discuss an ongoing
project taking place at the University of New Hampshire that he has been
a part of to develop an internet interactive STORY MAP entitled
“Indigenous Cultural Heritage in New Hampshire”


Accompany his oral presentation will be a PowerPoint slide show and hand out of his research.


The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow the meeting. For more information please call (603) 330-3099 or e-mail rochesterhistorical@metrocast.net.


Thank you, Martha Fowler, President Rochester Historical Society
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2018 #SOTU Address Transcript & Fact Check-Responses & Coverage

Promised was an address of unity, but the 2018 SOTU address brought forth discord, omission, and lies.


The Hidden Extremism Of Trump's State Of The Union


The Congressional Black Caucus Wasn't Having It When Trump Mentioned Black Unemployment




View Read the Democratic response to SOTU by Rep. Joe Kennedy


Bernie Sanders Respose to 2018 SOTU


Progressive Response from Progress Now


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Thursday, January 25, 2018
A New Way To Look At The People Of The World

 "What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes in 50 countries (and counting!) to document the stoves, bed, toilets, toys and more in households from every income bracket around the world. See how families live in Latvia or Burkina Faso or Peru as Rosling Rönnlund explains the power of data visualization to help us better understand the world." About the TED Talk

 View the TED Talk by Anna Rosling

 Take a Look at Dollar Street
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Trump Undermines Energy Independence & Jobs Growth

"Projected it will cost the industry 88,000 jobs nationwide, about 34 percent of the 260,000 Americans employed in solar in 2017, according to calculations released last June by SEIA. At risk would be 6,300 jobs in Texas, 4,700 in North Carolina and a whopping 7,000 in SC"

Trump Slaps Tariffs-On SolarPanels

Tariffs Will Not Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs

New Solar Tariffs Needlessly Make Solar More Expensive


Solar Industry Braces For Job Losses As Trump Puts Fees On Imported Panels

Trump-Imposed Tariffs Claim First Victim as Solar Company Halts Hiring, $20 Million Expansion

Some N.H. Solar Installers Say Trump's New Tariff Is Bad For Business 

Trump's Policies Are Costing 10K Jobs in America's Solar Power Industry, Says Study






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Trump & His Allies- Assault On LGBTQIA Rights & Protections



Trump administration amasses striking anti-LGBT record in first year

 
 I. ROLLBACK OF LGBT NONDISCRIMINATION
REGULATIONS 
 
II. ROLLBACK OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND
GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) DATA COLLECTION
 
III. BAN ON TRANSGENDER PEOPLE SERVING IN
THE MILITARY
 
IV. JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

V. BAN ON CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND
PREVENTION USING CERTAIN WORDS, INCLUDING
“TRANSGENDER”

VI. DACA AND LGBT PEOPLE

VII. NO MENTION OF LGBT PRIDE MONTH

VIII. LACK OF DOMESTIC HIV LEADERSHIP

 IX. FOREIGN POLICY

 X. RELIGIOUS REFUSAL POLICIES

 XI. UNDERMINING AND ATTEMPTING TO REPEAL
THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE
CARE ACT

 XII. BUDGET

 XIII. ANTI-LGBT ACTIVIST HEADING HHS OFFICE
OF CIVIL RIGHTS RESTRICTS LGBT ACCESS TO
HEALTH CARE

Read about all of these harm LGBTQIA in the Fenway Institute paper

 
 Meet the new, anti-gay, US International Religious Freedom Ambassador LGBTI advocates slam the appointment of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback 
 
 More than 75,000 teens in the US will face conversion therapy before adulthood
 
 From NH Freedom to Marry @NHFTM :
 
NH House will vote on whether to ban this abuse on minors on Feb. 7th. Call your Rep. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx
 
"But it didn’t stop with these hurtful talk-therapy sessions. The therapist ordered me bound to a table to have ice, heat and electricity applied to my body. I was forced to watch clips on a television of gay men holding hands, hugging and having sex. I was supposed to associate those images with the pain I was feeling to once and for all turn into a straight boy. In the end it didn’t work. I would say that it did, just to make the pain go away."
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
2018  #WomensMarchNH - Rallies, Signs, Coverage


“I am disgusted by what is going on and I want our voices heard,” Rosner said. “I have two daughters and it seems like we are slipping backwards. Well, I want us to move forward.” Jennifer Rosner


Voices from Women's March 2018 in Portsmouth



‘This is My Country’: Portsmouth Women’s March seeks progress

Some Women of Color Are Boycotting the Women's March, Here's Why

Hundreds rally in Portsmouth for women's rights and equality




















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#TrumpShutdown 2018- All On Him & GOP In Congress

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
National 'Medicare For All' Town Hall With Digital Outlets-Jan 23rd 7PM


 "The United States is the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people, but amazingly there has not been one network town hall to discuss why our system lags so far behind every other industrialized country." U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
 



U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders:

For the first time in American history we will be holding a nationally televised town meeting on Medicare for all. 

The United States is the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people, but amazingly there has not been one network town hall to discuss why our system lags so far behind every other industrialized country. 

We are going outside the traditional media to change that, to talk about the real issues affecting the American people.

Go to the Facebook Event Listing

Read the Common Dreams Article

Read the Washington Post Article

Update: 

1.1 Million People Watch Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Town Hall (Video)


Bernie Sanders talks universal Medicare, and 1.1 million people click to watch him
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NH General Court Main- 2018 Legislative Calendars-Bill & Roll Call Searches

Here are the updated links for the often used items on the NH general Court website to follow legislation or legislators in 2018, that some of you asked for. We provided the main link, calendar and journal list links, roll call vote search, and the advanced bill search link. 








NH General Court Website Home

NH House Calendars and Journals
 
State of NH Senate Calendars & Journals

NH House & Senate Roll Call Search
 
New Hampshire General Court Advanced Bill Status Search

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
AFSC-NH Program NH State House Watch

The NH House and Senate convened and started the session for the year. One of the best ways to keep up with the flurry of bills coming up is to keep an eye on the AFSC-NH Program State House Watch posts that come out each week. We are linking to their Facebook home and their first posts for the year below.

AFSC-NH Program on Facebook











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Saturday, January 6, 2018
Upcoming Meeting Dates-Schedule Of Speakers


Happy New Year!  This is a reminder that the Tri-Town Democrats will meet in Milton at the Emma Ramsey Center this coming Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 PM.  Our guests will be two of the candidates for NH Congressional District #1, the seat currently held by Carol Shea-Porter.   Candidates Mindi Messmer and Terence O'Rourke will each have 15 minutes to address us and then open for questions.

  • Thursday January 11, 2018: TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton.  Guests will be Congressional Candidates Mindi Messmer and Terence O'Rourke.
  • Thursday February 8, 2018: TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton with Congressional Candidates Lincoln Soldati and Chris Pappas.
  • Thursday March 8, 2018: TriTown Democrats Meeting at New Durham Library in New Durham with Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky (District #2). 
  •  Thursday April 12, 2018:TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton with Congressional Candidate Deaglan McEachern
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