Friday, November 30, 2007

LIVE VIDEO: Clinton Office Hostage Situation

LIVE VIDEO: Clinton Office Hostage Situation, originally uploaded by StarrGazr.

Uploaded with plasq's Skitch


A 40ish man with salt and pepper hair walked right into the Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in Rochester, NH. He supposedly has a bomb strapped to him. He forced everyone to the floor. There was a woman with a small child that he made leave. The left and called 911 from a neighbouring business. There are two other people left in the office and are hostages.

SWAT teams and the bomb squad are on hand. The downtown of Rochester is totally shut down. Local school are in a soft lock down. Barak Obabma's office is virtually next door. 20 to 30 businesses are totally locked down in the downtown area.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It came from above

It came from above, originally uploaded by Germanese in Boston.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stoddard 2- first snow

Stoddard 2- first snow, originally uploaded by Glass_House.

First snow - a hike in the woods. There was no snow in Hopkinton but 30 miles west and a bit higher in the hills and we ran into this.

Crawford Notch from Mt Crawford

Crawford Notch from Mt Crawford, originally uploaded by nhgaryrt.

The beauty of the mountains in New Hampshire is never far away.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

With Liberty and Justice for All

With Liberty and Justice for All, originally uploaded by detphoto.

Freedom will never be Free.

I am proud to be an American: not an Anglo-American or a German-American or any other type of politically correct terminology for living here in the United States of America. I am an American, period.

Our country is the greatest nation on Earth. We were founded 230 years ago from the determination and principles of stout men who believed in basic human liberty. Today, men and women of the same character and conviction continue to defend our freedoms. Every day they willingly stand, for all of us, against enemies that would do us harm as well as destroy our way of life. Every single day they risk their lives to ensure that ours are safe. We can never thank them enough. As a nation we uniquely hold the most generous of liberties in our hands at all times. These liberties come with a price. They are not to be taken lightly. For generations now men and women have answered the call to preserve what we all too often take for granted. It breaks my heart to hear of fallen soldiers who never again will see their families and loved ones. It further breaks my heart to know they will never again enjoy the liberties that they died for. And yet, I am so very, very proud of them.

Our beautiful flag represents all of those who have fought for and defended it. They command our respect for their past commitments and their continued sacrifices. Take pride whenever you see our flag, but be particularly proud this weekend. And, if you can, thank a veteran. They earned it.

I salute all those who served before me; I am proud of all those who have served since.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Rise'n Shine

Rise'n Shine, originally uploaded by Germanese in Boston.

Friday, November 09, 2007


HILLSBORO GRAVEYARD, originally uploaded by edmond_ski.

Grave-Robbing Could Be Linked To Ritual Beliefs

Hole Found By 1820s Headstone In Hillsboro Cemetery

HILLSBORO, N.H. -- A grave that was dug up in Hillsboro on Halloween may have been disturbed by people engaging in a ritual, police said.

Police said the grave of Sarah Symonds, who died in 1821, was dug up in the Bible Hill Cemetery. Whoever dug up the grave also took the body, police said.

"The body's certainly missing," said Lt. Darren Remillard.

A caretaker discovered the hole behind Symonds' headstone. It was 5 1/2 feet deep and perfectly rectangular, with mounds of dirt on each side. No trace of the body was left behind.

"We're looking into the reasons why, to see if there's any background that Miss Symonds had in relation to why she would have been taken," Remillard said.

One theory that police are considering is whether it might have been the work of someone who believes in witchcraft.

"With it being Halloween night and the fact that the hole was dug so perfectly, we don't believe it was grave robbers, because the way it was done and the way the dirt was positioned," Remillard said.

Police said that some believe that if a skull is stolen on Halloween night, it will grant powers to a person who holds it. Remillard later backed away from a direct link to witchcraft and apologized for making the association.

Many practitioners of witchcraft, Wicca or paganism contacted local media to protest the link, saying that there is nothing in their beliefs that would call for digging up a grave.

"We believe it's something other than someone digging it up to steal jewelry, so to speak," Remillard said.

Investigators said they have collected evidence and are looking into all possibilities. A monument in the graveyard was also tipped over that night, but it was put back in its place.

Town historians said the Symonds family was well respected, and don't know why her grave would be targeted.

Anyone with information was asked to call Hillsboro police at 603-464-5512.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Dinner at Rye Harbor

Dinner at Rye Harbor, originally uploaded by The Nature Nook.

Lovely place to kick back and have a fine dinner.

New Hampshire has many fine dining options. Where do you like to go to eat? Recommendations?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Are the Stars Out Tonight....

15640036, originally uploaded by hooter17.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cemetary Lane, Mont Vernon NH

Cemetary Lane, Mont Vernon NH, originally uploaded by Latro331.

Maple leaves at peak. Passed this cemetary on Rt 13 in Mont Vernon and knew I had to turn around and grab a few shots before the moment passed...