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Tom July 24, 2014 at 10:29 am
Once again, Portsmouth "Forward" confirms it's true nature - Portsmouth Forward =Read More ASTROTURF, a fake grassroots & community group created solely for the purpose of garnering support for a developer's project, without divulging this intent.
Tom July 24, 2014 at 10:34 am
And clearly showing WHO is paying their bills, Portsmouth "Forward" makes no mention howRead More Portwalk (aka Taintwalk) violated the City's rules & agreements without penalties, rendering City approvals meaningless. Why? Because the same PR group runs both!
Tom July 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
Oh, one more thing, The developer for "Parkside" is Steven Kelm, the real estate firmRead More selling the condos is the Bean Group - big difference. And they are not 'by the park', but why should anyone from Exeter know that?
Kevin Kervick July 24, 2014 at 08:32 am
Market Basket is indeed a community resource? Does that mean it is owned by the community? If itRead More were a Coop it would be owned by the members. As I understand MB is a corporation and thus owned by shareholders who are represented by a Board of Directors. Successful companies become excellent community resources because they have products people want and other intangibles customers like and they build win-win employee relationships. This is all a very difficult balance to achieve, which is why so many businesses fail. Scott's focus was broader. Is this a good business decision by the BOD at Market Basket? Only they know for sure. But are the employees being exploited? Hardly. A company only owes its employees compensation for work performed. Unless there is a binding contract, those particulars can be changed. Such changes are not exploitation unless people are truly being discriminated against or harassed in some way. Firing their boss or offering lower wages is not exploitation.
Old Pizza July 24, 2014 at 08:35 am
How about I call myself "Stephen D. Clark"? Or maybe "Steve Clark- Portsmouth".Read More Then I'd have a "real" name.
skram bled July 24, 2014 at 08:56 am
I love that Scott doesn't bother to feed the troll(s) in the comments on his blog. It shows a lotRead More of class.
Stratham (NH) Market Basket
May B. Maine July 23, 2014 at 02:56 pm
They are available, have no reputation to tarnish, may only have 90 day contracts; hatchet man (andRead More woman) who can walk away and if they do what they are told to do, get paid.
Tina Bayer July 24, 2014 at 06:33 am
Reinstate Arthur T. and fire themselves
David H. Mirsky July 24, 2014 at 07:49 am
Portsmouth Herald is reporting Arthur T may save Market Basket by purchasing it.
brookhavenconfucius July 22, 2014 at 01:14 am
HERE WE HAVE THIS JIMOKE, RECYCLED, AGGGGGGANINNNN !
makemyday July 22, 2014 at 06:39 am
Parents, go to BOE meetings, keep informed of whats going on in your school district. AskRead More questions. Keep administrators on there toes. If you don't agree with the never-ending testing, let them know. They are your children, speak up.
brookhavenconfucius July 22, 2014 at 10:24 am
PLEASE come up with something more original !
Portsmouth Tugs Saying Goodnight to the Sun ©Stephen D. Clark
Brian Utterback July 23, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Not nearly as much as conservatives. Liberals spin, conservatives ignore or deny.
JPF 2361 July 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Or like Barry, he blames all their failures on others. Barry hasn't owned up to any of hisRead More FAILURES since he was elected !!
Old Pizza July 24, 2014 at 08:27 am
I just love reading your blog posts........Y-A-W-N. I find them so relaxingRead More .......ZZZZZZZZZZ.......ZZZZZZZZZ.
Joe July 18, 2014 at 08:14 am
Excellent piece Scott, well said. I agree with your statement, "The older you get, the betterRead More you become at distinguishing the parasites from the producers. It's a symbol of maturity, of adulthood, to take care of yourself, and to plan ahead as best you can — for pleasures, and disasters." Apparently, some who post on Patch (you know who you are) have not yet matured, obviously.
Brian July 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Scott, calling yourself a producer is a bit of a stretch. You make nothing. You sell nothing.Read More Your foundation is bought and paid for by the Koch brothers, who use you to further their own interests. They are your feudal lords, and you are their thrall.
Stephen D. Clark July 18, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Brian, the Koch brothers don't rate the Future of Freedom Foundation very highly. They gave themRead More only $10,000 last year. I guess the FFF wasn't directing enough policies or something.
Stephen D. Clark July 16, 2014 at 07:44 pm
Let the carpetbagger carpetbag. He's going down anyway. Consolation prize? A nice place on theRead More beach in Rye.
Old Pizza July 17, 2014 at 10:28 am
Ah, the liberals go on the attack. That's what they do when they're overcome by extreme fear. WaitRead More until that fear turns into shock this fall.
Brian July 17, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Old Pizza, since when is asking a political candidate an "attack"? And since when isRead More avoiding a completely valid question honorable?
Bill Belichick
Stephen D. Clark July 20, 2014 at 11:54 am
Nowhere have I said that the USA is powerless. We could nuke Russia. What good would that do?Read More ________________________________________________________ Remember Iraq? Can it be said that the USA was "powerless?" We weren't "powerless," but that didn't mean that we would accomplish our goal. We had plenty of power. It didn't help. ________________________________________________________ We don't have direct leverage for economic sanctions against Russia were we to take a go-it-alone approach. We need allies for that to work. That is not saying that we're powerless, and it's not fair to read that into my words.
David H. Mirsky July 23, 2014 at 06:40 am
John Kerry: Weakest Secretary of State ever?
David H. Mirsky July 23, 2014 at 06:46 am
Is John Kerry the worst Secretary of State in US history?
Stephen D. Clark July 14, 2014 at 06:03 pm
It is fair to require employers to treat their workers with minimum standards of benefits asRead More conditions of work, and history has shown us that it's necessary. For an employer to use his religion as an excuse to deny his workers some of those minimum standards is the very same thing as an employer imposing his religion on his employees. ________________________________________________________ If that employer is a corporation, then that corporation can't authentically be said to have a religion. No corporations receive Holy Communion in any church, and none get into Heaven or go to Hell. ________________________________________________________ And a corporation isn't an authentic extension of its owners and shareholders. The explicit legal purpose of a corporation is to limit ownership's responsibility. To say that owners can be financially and legally sheltered from the consequences of their corporations' actions but that the companies hold their religious convictions at stake is an argument that has it both ways.
Old Pizza July 15, 2014 at 10:06 am
Why should employers pay for health care insurance to begin with? They don't pay for yourRead More groceries, rent, mortgage, auto insurance, homeowners insurance or any of those other vital items. Health insurance is a personal item that should be chosen and paid for by individuals, not employers.
Stephen D. Clark July 15, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Employers shouldn't have to pay for health insurance. We should have a national healthcare systemRead More to provide what is a universal necessity like we do for education, and the reason for that is because if it was left purely to individuals and individual families, then too many people would be priced out for the good of the United States' national security. The employment-based system is just a stop-gap measure.
Mike Bruschini July 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm
No. Don't fire Arne Duncan. The reason why this is being posted is because unions are mad that heRead More supports a California ruling which struck down the state's teacher tenure laws. From NYT: “Substantial evidence presented makes it clear to this court that the challenged statutes disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students,” Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court wrote in the ruling. “The evidence is compelling. Indeed, it shocks the conscience.” The decision, which was enthusiastically endorsed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, brings a close to the first chapter of the case, Vergara v. California, in which a group of student plaintiffs backed by a Silicon Valley millionaire argued that state tenure laws had deprived them of a decent education by leaving bad teachers in place.
deb of see-attleboro July 15, 2014 at 06:13 am
That make's sense, Mike. So it isn't a coincidence that this petition was started now.Read More tsk...tsk..tsk. How long has this "bad apple" been occupying this position?
deb of see-attleboro July 15, 2014 at 06:20 am
BTW. Your argument against Duncan's replacement bolsters my insistence that teachers do not likeRead More change. Most government school teachers have probably never left the school "womb". Well, maybe it is time to "cut the cord".
Staph-infected bug bite just before my fever broke out and the rash enlarged by nearly 100% ©Stephen D. Clark
Old Pizza July 13, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Homosexuality and gay marriage do not exist in North Korea. You've been watching too many skits onRead More SNL.
Andrew Townsend July 13, 2014 at 07:17 pm
Oops, I forgot the sarcasm font. :-) I suspect homosexuality is alive and well, just under wraps,Read More like in the rectory.
brian trouble July 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Old Pizza, the money spent on the ACA and the Bush wars came out of the same pockets. So far the ACARead More is coming in under budget. The Bush wars have turned out to be the worst foreign policy decisions in American history according to Pat Buchanon, the noted liberal.
Sarah Palin, President Obama, at rallies in NH. File photos.
Stephen D. Clark July 11, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Republicans have nothing for which to impeach President Obama since the U.S. Constitution providesRead More impeachment only for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Nothing Obama has done fits any of those categories.
Stephen D. Clark July 12, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Pizza, you want a relationship with me: A hostile one. You address me very frequently with personalRead More attacks just like the one you just posted. Your words are either oblivious to the nature of your own character or else they're just patently insincere, and I can't logically rule out either possibility.
Stephen D. Clark July 12, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Pizza, you want a relationship with me: A hostile one. You address me very frequently with personalRead More attacks like the one you just posted. Your words are either oblivious to the nature of your own character or else they're just patently insincere, and I can't logically rule out either possibility.
Stephen D. Clark July 12, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Pizza, you want a relationship with me: A hostile one. You address me very frequently with personalRead More attacks like the one you just posted. Your words are either oblivious to the nature of your own character or else they're patently insincere, and I can't logically rule out either possibility.
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