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Exeter Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:54 am
Would you mind telling me how I'm arrogant?
SPH April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
For starters, you obviously didn't have the answer to my question on when the tax increase wouldRead More take effect. Instead of staying out of it, you couldn't refuse the opportunity to use my inquiry as a launching point for yet another regurgitation on your lost cause. You didn't have the answer and should've passed, but it just wasn't in you.
Exeter Resident April 24, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Misunderstanding is the same as arrogance? In any case, you didn't ask when the gas tax would goRead More into effect. You asked when you would see the effect at the pump. I gave you an answer to that question and explained it. Maybe you should ask questions more clearly.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Steve Marino, Super Lemming just wanders the Patch sites, probaly following me and making asinineRead More statements (Trolling) to rile people up and then he vanishes. Typical Liberal COWARD.
Matt April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
J Parker who do u want to be president?
Steve Marino April 24, 2014 at 03:55 pm
@Matt, any one that runs for president that is a fiscal conservative would be a far better choiceRead More then a candidate like Hillary that has no clue how capitalism works. We don't need more of the same as we have. Increasing the poor, and killing the middle class is not success. We need a complete reversal of policy to get there, not the same policy that we currently have.
Liz April 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm
The funds would be eventually available if the inept HOUSE would pass the danged thing.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Liz, That would be true but don't you think the Governor should wait until it IS PASSED beforeRead More including these funds into her Budget??Would you go out and buy a new car because you anticipated getting a major raise at work???
Canobie Guy April 23, 2014 at 09:42 pm
The Garcias, voted against what the people they represent wanted by an 81% margin. That's cause forRead More expulsion as far as I'm concerned. I conferred with Marilinda, and she didn't get that part about working for the people. She's Stubborn And Too Immature To Be In That Seat. Move over woman. You act like Nancy Pelosi. Your way or no way. Time for a change
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?
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
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.
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.
gupta Sinjay April 15, 2014 at 09:45 pm
with professor Henry Higgins experiment in the corner office, it's no wonder this stuff happens
Super Fun Size April 16, 2014 at 08:01 pm
A "My Fair Lady" Slam, you go girl!
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!
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?
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
Sherri Levesque April 22, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Thank you for writing that excellent piece Brain Kelly very informative and factual. Myself andRead More others like me thank you for your informative and inciteful article.
steve forte April 23, 2014 at 06:26 am
So 2 mature plants. How many immature?
Mike April 8, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Geez, I actually agree with Ayotte on something. Maybe I should go out and get a lottery ticket.
Snag man April 8, 2014 at 04:11 pm
Why does EVERYTHING need to be "incentivized"?
Super Fun Size April 8, 2014 at 04:41 pm
I have no idea what "single care" is