WHY YOU SHOULD CARE NH: I now know how Marvin felt. I think I am becoming Marvin. Not only would no one listen to him, but he thought he had an important story to tell.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE NH: We have to step up our game, people. The crooks are getting smarter. Technology is getting scarier. And we are the marks, or the sheep, or the victims-to-be, if you will.
George Orwell’s “1984,” which many of us read in high school, made the list of Amazon bestsellers in January, hitting number one. Orwell, as you may recall, told of Big Brother, doublethink, unpersons and Victory Coffee.
I need to share one thing with you first: I am really bad at gift giving. Just ask my wife, who once got a rototiller for her birthday.
Why You Should Care NH: Some journalistic tips on getting useful information that you can use at home.
Go to the Registry of Deeds website (nhdeeds.com) and search on the county where you live. .. I did this not so long ago, and lo and behold, there on one of the documents was my Social Security number and my wife’s Social Security number!
There in chart form was my name in boldface and the names of nine of my closest and dearest neighbors (none of whom I know, by the way) listing if they or I voted or did not vote in the November 2012 general election, September 2014 primary election, or the November 2014 general election.
Bob Charest: At the very least, I think gridlock will occur on a scale we have never seen before.
There were many First Amendment issues right here in New Hampshire during the past month alone.
Bob Charest launches his column Why Should You Care NH. Every month, Charest will write about technology and your right to privacy for InDepthNH.org.