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Stephen D. Clark April 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Marijuana legalization will inevitably be nationalized, and it's a shame that New Hampshire isn'tRead More taking the path of early adoption to get out ahead of the pack to prove that "live free or die" and "the New Hampshire advantage" aren't just empty slogans. Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts will probably beat us to it. It just goes to show that conservatism and liberty aren't exactly identical twins.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I must have fallen and hit my head, as I actually agree with stevie clark for once.
NH Statehouse. Dan Tuohy photo.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Maggie "TAX & SPEND" is INEPT!!! If Maggie and previous Democrat Governors wouldRead More have STOPPED RAIDING the existing monies from the 18 cent gas tax on items not related to highway maintenance there would be PLENTY OF MONEY for these purposes. Why do we the TAX PAYERS have to make up for their LACK of common sense?? This has turned into a PONZI SCHEME.
David Kelley April 23, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Yet a majority of people in Salem have voted for every item on the budget ballot that causes ourRead More property taxes to go up.
SPH April 23, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Am curious to know when we'll see this 4¢ increase at the pump? I ask because it may otherwiseRead More go unnoticed the way gas prices have been leapfrogging at 5¢ increments the past week.
Stephen D. Clark April 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm
I don't care what you're doing. Whatever it is, it still doesn't make a false argument true.Read More ________________________________________________________ If the press was covering for Obama, then the press wouldn't have reported, or else glossed over, Obamacare website problems. No, the press just doesn't have authentic evidence, and the reason that they don't is because it doesn't exist. ________________________________________________________ Hillary Clinton's career won't be compared to no one else's. The public will have a choice, and the Republican Party is going to have a hard time being competitive. Clinton's portfolio is as good as they get, and the GOP will have no one to promote who can show better.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm
stevie Stop smoking that stuff as you are Hallucinating!!!
Stephen D. Clark April 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm
Simmer down, thingy, and please don't consume all the exclamation marks. Others want to use themRead More sometimes, too.
Sherri Levesque April 22, 2014 at 03:21 pm
the NH government needs to be very careful with this or they could end up on the wrong side of theRead More very laws they have written. There are many sick and dying people that dont have time to wait for our government to implement this law. They way I read the original proposed law should be in effect until the state can get dispensaries up and running silly us thinking we were finally going to get some relief
Joe April 22, 2014 at 05:00 pm
What is holding things up? The reality is that they've not figured a way to tax home grown cannabis.Read More heaven forbid they loose tax money on sales of liquor. So much for live free or die.
jpf2361 April 22, 2014 at 05:17 pm
These IDIOTS in the Legislature in Concord are INEPT. What will it take to get them off their lazyRead More butts and do the job they were elected for. All they have to do is ISSUE photo ID's to those that qualify and that can be accomplished through the DMV as they already have the necessary equipment to facilitate this. Then allow people to grow the plants until they get the dispensaries up and running. It's NOT FRIGGIN ROCKET SCIENCE!!!!!
Jim Reams. File photo
jpf2361 April 22, 2014 at 08:53 am
Joseph Foster needs to be REMOVED FROM OFFICE!!! He is playing Political games when he should beRead More concentrating on doing the job he was hired to do. For instance we have the investigation for the Manchester "Drug Dealer" that was shot and killed in Weare NH during a "drug deal gone bad" this "investigation" has been ongoing for over 8 months. What could possibly take so long. If it was just a citizen on citizen crime someone would have been ARRESTED & CHARGED but since Cops were involved, for some reason they get higher scrutiny. I smell a COVER UP.
Keith Rayeski April 22, 2014 at 02:16 pm
ABSOLUTELY jpf22361!!!I could not agree MORE!! It is now Foster running damage control because aRead More highly regarded and respected judge, shined a bright light on what a fascist Foster is and with the window to November looming near by, his chance to appease Hassen is closing fast!! Failing this, not only will his career opportunities be slim but his insurance policy to have the tax payers of NH pay for his defense in the civil suit sure to come, will be gone! I can not wait for the day Jim holds Fosters back side to the flames of the fire!!
Speaker of the House Terie Norelli. Credit: Patch
David H. Mirsky April 22, 2014 at 06:33 am
Best wishes to NH Speaker of the House Terie Norelli, a great leader for New Hampshire.
Cheryl April 22, 2014 at 07:07 am
Yes indeed, best wishes to Terie Norelli who did a splendid job for NH.
Exeter Resident April 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Usually, power-hungry politicians don't just step down. I wonder what her real reasons are. MaybeRead More she is convinced she can't get re-elected. Maybe there is a secret she is hiding that would be released if she ran again. Who knows?
Proposed character-based zoning boundary, Portsmouth.
Pete Truth @PeteTruth April 21, 2014 at 08:51 am
More money wasted. I think the HDC has been doing a great job. Why don't we let them continue toRead More do their job rather than add more RED TAPE. What I find funny is that so many of these new "ORDINANCES" are done for political purposes trying to control things for specific reasons rather than the greater good of the city. It makes me ill just watching them put the clamps on anything creative. It is too bad because Portsmouth has SO much potential.
Paul M. Mannle April 21, 2014 at 10:06 am
"What I find funny is that so many of these new "ORDINANCES" are done for politicalRead More purposes" - How so, Peter? How is form based zoning being done for 'political purposes' and what money was wasted?
Mike Comeau April 20, 2014 at 09:26 am
Old Pizza. You are a bore. Why don`t you move to Texas.
Old Pizza April 20, 2014 at 09:50 am
Hey Mike - that's a brilliant comment, eh? Now why should I move to Texas? Because my opinionRead More differs from your's? And you label me a "bore" because I don't think a shuttle is a good answer to Portsmouth's parking problem? Maybe you can feature a video of frustrated tourists, unable to find a parking spot in downtown, heading out of town to the church parking lot on Market Street, boarding the shuttle, riding back into town and exiting the shuttle with a big smile on their faces. Keep in mind that it will most likely take quite a while before you capture anyone wearing a smile. Happy Easter!
Mike Comeau April 20, 2014 at 10:08 am
Right on, April. I am psyched. Every 10 minutes ? Free ? I love it !! Thank you, City of PortsmouthRead More !
Exeter Resident April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
"Who will pick the cotton?"
Brian Utterback April 22, 2014 at 07:51 am
The idea that if something doesn't have enough consumer demand then the government shouldn't buildRead More it is very naive. This the basic failing of the free market cult, that the free market will always do the right thing. That works as a first approximation, but there are a number of flaws around the margins. Consumers are disjoint and short-sighted. It is difficult for a market to form when the start-up cost is high and the incremental cost and benefit to each consumer is low. Difficult but not impossible. But worse still is the case where the incremental cost to the consumer is relatively high and the benefit is negative for some relatively long period, but the ultimate benefit is great. And even worse, when the incremental cost is small, but the incremental benefit to some is negative and the incremental cost in general is positive but invisible. The role we have assigned to the government in a Republic is to be the adults in the room. It is unfortunate that the Federal government at least has abdicated that function.
Exeter Resident April 22, 2014 at 08:26 am
Note that economic theory doesn't assume that consumers are not "disjoint andRead More short-sighted," so that is irrelevant. Further, it doesn't assume that "the free market will always do the right thing." We are not all knowing angels. Entrepreneurs make mistakes. The question is: what is the prosperity-maximizing way to allocate scarce goods? The answer is the market system. The fact that there is not enough consumer demand to warrant private entrepreneurship implies that consumers demand other things more urgently. We live in a world of scarcity. Government only distorts productioin
USS Thresher launch at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo)
cliff April 19, 2014 at 11:02 am
Well intended and long overdue, As an employee at PNSY but not directly involved in the project, IRead More along with of thousands of shipyard employees likewise feel and share in that tremendous loss. That event will never leave my thoughts nor the super efforts that followed not only with SBBSAFE.
Snag man April 18, 2014 at 02:58 pm
If I recall correctly - there was a bill introduced shortly after the Cate's incident where murderRead More in a home invasion would be added to the death penalty list. Sadly, the idiots out there that think they are doing "good" and get a "good feeling inside" when they fight for these despicable sub-humans, got it shot down. Death is inevitable, if life was ever-lasting, I could see the argument but since it isn't, is it really that horrible to take the life of someone who has taken a life themselves? Hmmm? You "liberal" assbags make me ill.
Patriot April 18, 2014 at 03:35 pm
SPH, this is your described troll here.** "Cost aside, while I'm not religious in theRead More conventional sense, I do have a problem with killing someone because they broke our rule of no killing. Seems a tad hypocritical. But it's a very tough call. No doubt about that."** Without a doubt one of the dumbest statements I ever read!
steve forte April 18, 2014 at 05:50 pm
No one can honestly say " life is cheaper" because no one knows what it will cost toRead More incarcerate someone 50 yrs from now. Especialy when they get on in age and may have health issues.
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?
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.
jpf2361 April 18, 2014 at 09:04 am
stevie, Here we go again, GIVE IT A REST!!!! I am not breaking the TOS of Patch. Don't you haveRead More anything better to do, such as finding a JOB that provides Full Benefits for YOUR Family. Shouldn't this be your PRIORITY instead of crying about my not using my real name, or how I use CAPITAL LETTERS or Exclamation points !!!!!! OH that's RIGHT you now have ObamaCare which you have said publicly here on Patch that it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Even though the coverage isn't as good and the Deductible is OVER $7,000 per year. Oh yeah I forgot the MOST IMPORTANT PART. You qualified for SUBSIDIES which are paid by the Taxpayers. Get off the Federal Teat and start taking care of YOUR family stevie. You are nothing but a LEECH on Society!!!
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
fortunate762 April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
"We also need to rethink how and why so many addicting prescription drugs are being dispensedRead More to people." Yes, Julie we do. One must realize, Behavioral & Mental Health may be attributed to each and every human's "actions". This too is BIG. Check this out: "Hold on to your kids"; Dr. Gabor Mate': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpHiFqXCYKc for educational purposes.
jpf2361 April 18, 2014 at 08:38 am
It Does make you wonder why the FDA would approve a NEW and CONTROVERSIAL pain medicine that has aRead More higher potency than drugs that are on the market today but DOESN'T HAVE THE SAFEGUARDS TO PREVENT OTHER USES. This new drug is called ZOHYDRO. This is an excerp from the article I used for research on this topic ""In the midst of a severe drug epidemic fueled by overprescribing of opioids, the very last thing the country needs is a new, dangerous, high-dose opioid," the coalition wrote in a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg." http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/26/health/zohydro-approval/ Please take the time to educate yourself about this new drug.
jpf2361 April 18, 2014 at 08:46 am
An announcement was made by Dartmouth Hospital and it's affiliates earlier this week where they saidRead More THEY WON'T BE PRESCRIBING THIS NEW DRUG. This is GREAT news as the Medical Community is finally coming together to make a stand against the FDA's disconnect with drug addiction.
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