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Michelle Bedard Reeder April 18, 2014 at 12:35 am
Divorce is a sin too. What do u suggest we do with all those people? Stone them, as the bibleRead More indicates? Grow up. The state of NH needs to use its death penalty. It could take a note from the state of MO. They are averaging one execution a month this year.
David Wanderer April 18, 2014 at 12:42 am
Today is a day of shame in our so-called Judeo-Christian NH tradition. What part of the TenRead More Commandments do our "sin-free" Senators not understand? What part of, "Thou shalt not kill" confuses all of you who voted to uphold the most barbaric of all human traits? Jesus opposed the death penalty when he stopped the stoning death of Mary Magdalen. She committed a capital offense in those days. Jesus clearly states: "If you have not sinned, throw the first stone." Who in the NH State Senate has not sinned? What right does the State of NH have in hiring unemployed, desperate people to carry out the executions? The State of NH has no right to create murderers in the process of executing, whether they work for the penal system or not. We create murderers when we execute. How about Senators who voted "no" to repeal. Why not let them execute death row inmates? The hypocrites let some poor slobs push the plungers, not out noble Senators. And for those NH pagans who scream an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, that pagan concept came from Hammurabi's Code of Laws which was plagiarized by Leviticus in the Bible. Jesus never said any such thing. We must follow the teachings of Christ and ask each State Senator if he or she has sinned. Senator Ayotte is the worst of them all. She needed a death sentence to launch her Senate run. Texas executes almost as many people as Iran. Does execution make Texas safe? NO!!! The more Texas executes, the more they execute. Each State Senator who voted against repeal needs to reconsider his or her vote...we're all sinners and we have no right to kill others. If someone kills another, then God will take care of them for all eternity. That's God's job, not ours. Your immortal souls are at stake. Repeal the death penalty!!!
David Wanderer April 18, 2014 at 01:08 am
Michelle, try to stay on subject. Divorce is between you, your spouse and God. We do not stoneRead More people. I think you missed the point. Re-read and try to read above the 6th grade level. The fact that MO executes one person a month, should tell anyone with a brain that executions are not effective in preventing crime. Why does NH need to use its death penalty? Are you a pagan? Christ was opposed to the death penalty and God commands that we not kill.
Old Pizza April 17, 2014 at 06:27 am
Who was responsible for the warm up after the last ice age? Us humans weren't here. As a matter ofRead More fact, who was responsible for the cool down that resulted in the last ice age?
Stephen D. Clark April 17, 2014 at 06:49 am
Concentrations of greenhouse gasses in tiny air bubbles trapped in glacial ice found up in GreenlandRead More show that levels of carbon dioxide concentrations correlate with prehistorical climate changes. For energy to burn, we are digging and drilling up vast amounts of carbon trapped in the earth's crust and vaporizing it into the atmosphere as CO2. It will have to have an effect. It's like keeping an aquarium full of fish that pollute their own water faster than it can be refreshed. There is plenty of evidence to show that billions of people burning carbon all over the world already is having an effect similar to keeping too many fish in a small aquarium.
Dennis Karoleski April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am
I would agree only if you preface your statement about "plenty of evidence" withRead More cherry-picked, scientifically inaccurate, or out of context. I'm surprised you haven't used Al Gore's "consensus of scientists" argument. I'm aware if you Google "human caused climate change" one can find all manner of incredibly biased theory driven opinions written by passionate cultists, all determined to "prove" humans are bad-mother earth is good. Some actually have been awarded degrees in economics, "earth science", climatologic or ecology. Conversely, the following very small sampling of fact-based and peer-reviewed papers seems to disagree with their conclusions. I wonder if there is a consensus in there somewhere? http://tinyurl.com/y9jrjaf http://tinyurl.com/lstncwh http://tinyurl.com/mlzagay http://tinyurl.com/k8qh4zf The problem for the "green house theory" is the earth is neither a greenhouse with a glass lid or a closed system aquarium where fish generated ammonia breaks down into nitrogen. Uncountable billions of grateful plants that generate the oxygen we all breathe gratefully lap up the minuscule amount of human produced CO2. The excess CO2, the overwhelmingly vast amount generated by volcanic activity, escapes into space at a logarithmic rate. The entire anthropogenic climate change" hypothesis hinges on the tropical troposphere becoming warmer in that mythical CO2 atmosphere. Unfortunately for all the computer models that has not happened so therefore the theory has been proven wrong. It appears the Second Law of Thermodynamics trumps the green house theory every time. No amount of wishful hoping by computer modelers endlessly manipulating the 38 or so incomplete or downright deceptive computer models can ever change the actual measured temperatures. Endlessly changing the facts to fit the expected result can only be interpreted as wishful thinking, willful deception or maybe even a bit of institutional insanity. After all, humans are like a virus plaguing mother earth, aren't they?
Stephen D. Clark April 16, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Go ahead and make it about me. I thought I was important. Thanks for the confirmation.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Your apartment must have really wide doors there stevie as someone with such a bloated sense of selfRead More worth such as you do, I don't believe your BLOATED head would ever fit though a standard size door. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> With the way you respond to anyone that disagree's with you is a CLASSIC sign of someone that has NO FRIENDS. Why would anyone want to be friends with a bloviating a-hole like you!!!.
Stephen D. Clark April 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Your sense of self-worth could use some improvement. You hide your identity out of (well-placed)Read More shame.
Jennifer Cusato, the executive director of a Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire, speaks about the latest youth drug and alcohol statistics. Credit: Tony Schinella
SPH April 17, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Then again, maybe they had good reason to delete your comments, EK...lol.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Esoteric Knowledge, I applaud you for seeing right thru SPH's diatribe !!!
John Murphy April 17, 2014 at 08:07 pm
@esoteric knowledge, gotta say you post the same statement say patch violated ya rights, and everyRead More blog you said it on was about drugs , aka pot. So ok we get it you like ya weed and probably type stuff that is inappropriate for the site, GET OVER IT! FREE SPEECH DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN TYPE WHATEVER YOU FEEL LIKE ON A PUBLIC FOURM .SO ENOUGH ALREADY GET TOGETHER WITH EXETER RES AND SMOKE A JOINT AND CHILL OUT.WERDIO
Exeter Resident April 15, 2014 at 11:07 am
"no person shall ever be compelled to pay towards the support of any sector or denominationRead More ..." Hm, I don't support the State worship sector of public schools--can I withhold my property taxes?
Liz Pierce April 13, 2014 at 09:02 am
wasn't the NATIONAL guard started to guard the home front while regular troops were deployedRead More overseas? why would NATIONAL guard be sent overseas?
Donna Westbrook April 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Yes in the early 1600's but since the early 20th century they have been going overseas.
Past month/Past Year heroin use (12 and older). SAMSA
skram bled April 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Old Pizza, your solution ends up in higher prices for the drugs on the street, which leads to theRead More drug cartels earning more and more, and it means the addicts need to commit more crimes to obtain their drugs. It's the dumbest "solution" I've ever heard aside from the current failed drug policies. What ever happened to "limited government"? That is something I am in favor of, not more government intrusion and draconian prison sentences.
Rapid Opiate Detox April 14, 2014 at 01:33 pm
This is not a problem that just appeared. We have ignored all the warning signs for over a decade.Read More Is time to stop talking about it and start doing something. We need to make community awareness programs and effective treatments available to all patients that want and need the help.
Dot Knightly April 14, 2014 at 07:07 pm
Kelly should have started working on this problem when she was the NH AG. Everyone knew it was badRead More then. It's too bad she just sat back and did nothing. It got worse after many of the substance abuse programs were cut from the State budget, but the State made even more money off of the children they stole and adopted out when the parent's couldn't comply with court ordered substance abuse programs that were non-existent in this State. I'm sure Kelly was aware. After all, it was her office who fought to make sure the children were never returned. Better late than never for NH as usual.
jpf2361 April 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm
The Legislature and Governor of NH continue to STEAL monies from Dedicated Funds for road and bridgeRead More repair. Why is this allowed to happen??? Why are WE, the Citizens of NH made to suffer due to their mismanagement of these funds? It's a huge PONZI SCHEME.
Scott Brown, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in NH. (Dan Tuohy photo)
Mike April 12, 2014 at 10:57 am
Vote Republican. The last hope for a free America.
Stephen D. Clark April 12, 2014 at 11:21 am
Are we talking about the same Republican Party that forced out its New Hampshire state partyRead More chairman, Jack Kimball, for signing a petition in 2011 to allow libertarians a right to form their own party and then compete in New Hampshire elections?
Super Fun Size April 12, 2014 at 05:33 pm
"The last hope for a free America" Conservatives want everything for free.
Gov. Maggie Hassan. Courtesy
Sean Donahue April 10, 2014 at 08:14 am
I thought Common Core was supposed to address all this...I guess it's not the educational saviorRead More everyone thought it would be.
Ruthmarie Hicks April 10, 2014 at 11:45 am
Why does everyone just throw money at STEM field training for no good reason. I'm sorry, but THERERead More IS NO STEM CRISIS IN THE US...I repeat THERE IS NO STEM CRISIS IN THE US. This is nonsense. Just ask anyone with an engineering degree who is over 50 whether they can find a job. They can't - so how is that a shortage. Why are so many who just received STEM degrees working at Taco Bell if there is shortage? They are working at Taco Bell because THERE IS NO SHORTAGE. This campaign is only going to make the glut we have worse.
jpf2361 April 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Politicians are using this as an EXCUSE to spend BILLIONS of Taxpayer dollars and in the ProcessRead More reward their Campaign Donors. Just more of the same BS from Maggie "Tax & Spend" Hassan" doing what Barry wants !!!
bob April 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm
If the Republicans dont like Scotty Boy, what else is there? If its Brown, flush it down!
Jim Splaine April 9, 2014 at 10:52 am
Martha Fuller Clark has been a great State Senator -- in the Burt Cohen-Elaine Krasker-RuthRead More Griffin-Eileen Foley tradition. She works hard to be an excellent representative for Portsmouth and the Seacoast. I think she'll be re-elected in November, because she DESERVES to be.
jpf2361 April 9, 2014 at 01:25 pm
Hopefully Martha Fuller Clark will hire a Driver since she has been involved in a couple ofRead More accidents within the last year, with the last one being that she ran over a pedestrian on a sidewalk in Portsmouth last November. She obviously has medical issues and should have her Driving priveleges revoked. I am totally surprised she wasn't brought up on Charges for hitting that poor woman that was walking on a sidewalk as she is supposed to be in control of her car at all times. In my opinion, If it were just an average citizen as in someone without political clout they would have had charges filed and their license revoked. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140107/NEWS06/140109518
Joseph R April 9, 2014 at 09:22 am
How come Barry didn't mention how much money women make at the White House? I'm hearing women earnRead More 88 cents on the dollar compared to men.
jpf2361 April 9, 2014 at 09:44 am
I heard the exact same thing Joseph.
Liz Pierce April 9, 2014 at 10:44 am
ummmm....rewarding personal and fiscal responsibility needs to be spotlighted....and personal andRead More fiscal irresponsibility needs to be discouraged, not rewarded....who will do this?
steve forte April 8, 2014 at 10:38 am
If the legislature took the time to educate themselves about the legislation they are debating theyRead More could come up with a med weed plan that's the best in the nation. For $100 a yr I doubt I would be bothered to do it either.
Brian Kelly B Bizzle April 9, 2014 at 04:38 am
When a loved one is in pain, wasting away unable to eat, and needs this marvelous herb in order toRead More increase their appetite, reduce the overwhelming pain, and live as as healthy and happily as they can with the time they have left, let's have the compassion to allow them to have it. Stop treating Medical Marijuana Patients like second rate citizens and common criminals by forcing them to the dangerous black market for their medicine. Risking incarceration to obtain the medicine you need is no way to be forced to live. Support Medical Marijuana Now! "[A] federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane." — Dr. Jerome Kassirer, "Federal Foolishness and Marijuana," editorial, New England Journal of Medicine, January 30, 1997 "[The AAFP accepts the use of medical marijuana] under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications." — American Academy of Family Physicians, 1989, reaffirmed in 2001 "[We] recommend … allow[ing] [marijuana] prescription where medically appropriate." — National Association for Public Health Policy, November 15, 1998 "Therefore be it resolved that the American Nurses Association will: — Support the right of patients to have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis under appropriate prescriber supervision." — American Nurses Association, resolution, 2003 "The National Nurses Society on Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses' Association and other health care professional organizations to support patient access to this medicine." — National Nurses Society on Addictions, May 1, 1995 "[M]arijuana has an extremely wide acute margin of safety for use under medical supervision and cannot cause lethal reactions … [G]reater harm is caused by the legal consequences of its prohibition than possible risks of medicinal use." — American Public Health Association, Resolution #9513, "Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis," 1995 "When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients … We support state and federal legislation not only to remove criminal penalties associated with medical marijuana, but further to exclude marijuana/cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug." — American Academy of HIV Medicine, letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, November 11, 2003
Super Fun Size April 8, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Liz, are you asking why the government has to prioritize who they deport? the Immigration andRead More Customs Enforcement is underfunded and undermanned. Without funding they have to prioritize.
jpf2361 April 8, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Super Fun Size April 08, 2014 at 01:59 PM "Liz, are you asking why the government has toRead More prioritize who they deport? the Immigration and Customs Enforcement is underfunded and undermanned. Without funding they have to prioritize." Maybe Barry could cut back on his taxpayer funded Million Dollar vacations and ICE could use that money for doing their friggin jobs.
Stephen D. Clark April 8, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Scott Brown has been in the public conversation for months now. The election is in November. He'sRead More down by 7.9 points in the near aftermath of the Obamacare rollout problems. You'd think, that, if Obamacare was Jeanne Shaheen's Achilles heel, then he'd be up by 10 points. ________________________________________________________ The Obamacare bad news cycle is over. As November draws nearer, last October, when Obamacare had so many problems, will be that much more distant, and Brown has nothing else to run on.
Bill Greiner April 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm
That it is for certain. Jim is a nice guy but if this is all that he's got; its over before it evenRead More gets started; all of these people are lightweights at best.
Steve From NH April 7, 2014 at 07:50 am
That's a great list of activists. The Free State Project Elite, right there. Jason Sorens, too. He'sRead More the founder. Here's his manifesto, titled 'Let's Secede!'. http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2001/libe131-20010723-03.html Sorens and the FSP advocate for the takeover of the state government, starting with the import of 20,000 FSP carpetbaggers. Aaron Day is an FSP board member (one of many boards he claims to be on), he took over the Bedford Taxpayers Association and fixed it right up, with a new motto: "My road is fine, so I don't give a crap about yours". Makes sense, Aaron is the CEO of the Atlas Society and follows the Ayn Rand philosophy of Objectivism, which is defined as "I am the only person who matters". I'm paraphrasing, but not inaccurately. Look it up. If it's true that you are defined by the company you keep, Mr. Rubens should throw these folks off the bus. BTW, does an activist do anything besides tell the people who do the work how they've got it all wrong? These just seem to be the most non-productive people on the planet.
Jim Reams. File photo
Keith Rayeski April 7, 2014 at 04:01 pm
Jim Reams is a good man and a good attorney and not only should he be re-instated, he should sueRead More the daylights out of Foster, the NH AG officer, the "governor" and any one who was s party to this witch hunt! If you can not see the politics involved in this, do your town, the county, the state and the country a huge favor and never vote again because you are blind with ignorance! I wish only that I did not work the schedule I do or I would have been at the court today to support Jim!
Patriot April 7, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Just look a some of the accusations. Stuff like this is more apt to be found on a play ground. FullRead More grown adults especially in today's society are guilty of far worse things. There was a time when playing today's rap music would get you a jail sentence.* These allegations are almost a joke. If they are true they still don't amount to anything criminal. Think of President Clinton.
salem says April 7, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Jim reams is a great attorney. For our county and this railroading bullshit with local officialsRead More like we see in salem needs to end!
Ann April 5, 2014 at 08:46 am
License or not its still drinking in public...
Roger F. Pease April 6, 2014 at 08:05 am
Lets not only fill the bars with drunks but the sidewalks as well. Very bad idea.
Snow April 6, 2014 at 03:40 am
Was only poking at his spring season slump- both me and John Farrell got no worries about him doingRead More his thing when it counts. Chill, Will. We are good.
Christopher F Cheney April 7, 2014 at 08:25 am
why must why must i have juror selection
Snow April 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Sorry Chris. Do what I do, look em in the eye and say you already think the accused is guilty. TheRead More defense attorney will toss you out like a shot.
Snow April 4, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Thank all of you for your service.
Liz Pierce April 6, 2014 at 08:00 am
I am sorry. it's a nice thought but welcoming vietnam vets home after spitting on them over 40Read More years ago doesn't change things or make them right.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Senate photo.
Stephen D. Clark April 11, 2014 at 05:52 pm
You want to call me "Stevie" and then complain about personal attacks against you? NoRead More wonder you hide your identity.
Dan April 11, 2014 at 09:16 pm
Stephen: When it comes to jpf2361, he's been pushing his brand of propaganda since Nashua PatchRead More came into being. It never occurs that the Union Leader or Granite Grok, never says anything good what the Democrats do. Half the staff of both propaganda sheets would be burnt at the stake for ever saying anything good about Jean Shaheen. If jpf2361 would simply answer the question of "Are the Republicans in Washington in the pockets of the Insurance companies" he would betray his IQ several times over. Simply put, if jpf2361 wanted to answer those questions, he would. However, it is common of people of his political beliefs that attacks on the records of Republicans in office are dirty politicking. Truth is...that jpf2361 wouldn't want to betray "The Party of No"....no matter how much the facts against his logic show him for what he is. Disillusioned.
Ray Guarino April 12, 2014 at 09:22 am
"I am now MANDATED to have Maternity and Pre-Natal care even though I don't need it!" IRead More am sure jpf is lying about that given your track record of lying and making crazy statements. You jpf should be down on your knees thanking God for President Obama and Obamacare.
Lisa Salem April 5, 2014 at 08:53 pm
Thank you Patriot, but we have a town hall also ... this little knights of the round table sessionRead More will do NOTHING until they wake UP! If addiction hasn't touched your family, consider yourself fortunate, BUT DON'T try and solve the problem without the help of the very people who have been there through it all with their children!
Patriot April 5, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Sad to think our leaders in Washington are so dim witted. Clearly either the Senators did not thinkRead More this issue so important to warrant a place of assembly or town leadership has no respect for these leaders.
Patriot April 5, 2014 at 09:21 pm
64 people have died and the meeting with a handful a town employees meet to discuss an epidemic? IsRead More it an epidemic??? Heck they can't find out what happened to 4 dead in Benghazi!!!!
Super Fun Size April 4, 2014 at 10:11 am
I think Joe has a man crush. No amount of logic or fact is going to get the twinkle out of his eye.
Stephen D. Clark April 4, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Bush did nothing about Georgia, nor would he have. It's not like we don't have options besidesRead More missiles in Poland. Neither Georgia nor Ukraine are worth a shooting war to any American president. ________________________________________________________ No matter who was in the White House, the United States would never launch missiles to defend Ukraine. We have no treaty obligation with Ukraine, and the fate of Ukraine is not disruptive to any vital interest of the United States. ________________________________________________________ Putin knows this. He will do whatever he wants if he thinks it's in the interest of the Russian Federation, and he knows no one will stop him as long as he doesn't go too far. Georgia and Ukraine are not too far.
Hilltopper April 7, 2014 at 08:04 am
"Georgia and Ukraine are not to far" Kinda like Danzig, the Polish Corridor and theRead More Sudetenland So what other options are there to protect Poland a NATO Ally (along with about 12 other former WARSAW PAC Members) Nasty letters, phone calls, lines in the sand, Credit Card revocations???
Pease Air National Guard Base photo.
Bj Badyk April 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Was wondering what that thunderous roar was. Brings me right back to 80s Portsmouth!
Joe April 3, 2014 at 06:09 pm
What a magnificent site this was today, watching these fighter jets fly out of Pease. SemperRead More Fidelis!
Old Pizza April 3, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Didn't hear them; didn't see them. I would have liked to though.
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