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Exeter Resident April 10, 2014 at 01:57 PM
"Two words: predator drones."
Liz Pierce April 11, 2014 at 07:28 AM
everything is about content of the character. the captain (president) of the ship (country) setRead Morethe tone for the ship. it's true in all instances. in a country, a state, city, town, household, business, airplane and actual ship. what we are seeing today emanates from him. the documentary, 2016, explained almost everything. where he's coming from and why people react the way they do toward him. and to him and Eric Holder, I would say, respect is earned. it's never automatic. if someone doesn't respect you, it's YOUR fault, not the other person's fault.
William Vining April 14, 2014 at 03:19 PM
It has always been pretty obvious to me that if he was white, he wouldn't be taking half the crapRead Morehe does.
steve forte April 11, 2014 at 07:13 AM
Funny driving up I-93 the other day I got to experience something I already knew. The trafficRead Morewasn't caused by lack of road surface , it was caused by control freaks and / or lazy people doing 60 in the hammer lane. Oblious to the fact that there was anyone behind them.
Liz Pierce April 11, 2014 at 07:29 AM
the people who work for a living are overwhelmed by the people who vote for a living. what to do?
Exeter Resident April 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Yes, steve forte, drivers are terrible, but that's because they all grow up on government roads and Read Morein government-centric society, where everybody attempt to live at the expense of everyone else...Traffic is caused by congestion, which is just another word for shortage of road. Shortages are caused when the market prices are replaced by government (political) "prices."
Exeter Resident April 04, 2014 at 07:15 AM
There's no fundamental reason why government must own the roads anymore than government had toRead Morecontr ol the phone lines until a few decades ago. If it didn't, we would have better, cheaper, and SAFER roads.
essay April 04, 2014 at 09:05 AM
If government were not legitimate, there would be no private property rights. The land could not be Read More"owned", so I am still thoroughly confused by your reasoning. Also, what's restition?
Exeter Resident April 04, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Why? Private property is determined by the homesteading principle: first user = first owner.Read MorePrivate ly owned land can be transferred through voluntary exchange. Private property rights are not defined by government. At _best_, they are simply recognized and protected by it. --- Sorry, typo: "restitution" not "resitition." --- Still, the main point we are discussing is that it is impermissible for government to use force to punish people for non-violent actions on public roads, making government road rules like banning cell phones or limiting speeds unjustified. (This follows from the fact that it is unjustified to punish someone before having committed a crime.) If I haven't convinced you yet, would say that I have a point at least?
Wayne Raymond March 11, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Well written Harry and too bad I'm not an Exeter resident to vote this article down!!!!!
Don Adams March 12, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Well, Harry was absolutely correct with his assessment and I agree with him fully. When doors areRead Morecl osed and no documentation or minutes are recorded it sends up red flags. There maybe nothing wrong but - perception is reality. The recreation property should be used for it's intended purpose. BZ, Harry Thayer. Well done.
Overtaxed April 04, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Not my writing. April 04, 2014 2:00 AM To the Editor: Exeter voters were wise to not allow theRead MoreBoa rd of Selectmen to negotiate a long-term lease with the Great Bay Kids day care company for land at the Hampton Road recreational park. Recent research by Senator Kelly Ayotte's office reveals the 22-acre park now falls under the National Park Service. As outlined in an earlier letter to the editor, strings are attached to all grant (taxpayer) monies that come back to a community. Title 36, Part 59 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations specifically addresses a "conversion" of use, i.e., a long-term lease with a private day care company on recreation land funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF), "regardless of the extent of participation of the program in the assisted area or facility...;" A L&WCF grant in 1974 of $164,591 matched local donations to build the swimming pool, 10 tennis courts, three ball fields and an 80-car parking lot at the recreation park. Yes, a conversion of land use is allowed, but here again, there are strings attached. A request to change the use of recreation land must be submitted by the state liaison officer to the appropriate National Park Service regional director. Nine (plus seven definite limitations) prerequisites must be met for conversion approval. One can rightly image a substantial legal bill to the town to wade through these federal regulations. For example, one prerequisite requires "All necessary coordination with other federal agencies has been satisfactorily accomplished including, for example, compliance with section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966." The bottom line to all of the aforementioned is the town, if a long-term lease was negotiated, would need to create a "comparable park within the community." There is a good lesson here, for the current and all future administrations and department heads: Intent does matter. Harry Thayer Exeter
Jason Proulx March 11, 2014 at 02:02 PM
http://exeternh.gov/taxcollection/top-eleven-exeter-taxpayers. No 1 Riverwoods, No 2 PEA, No 3Read MoreExet er Hospital.
Gary Warriner March 11, 2014 at 03:22 PM
This is a silly debate, PEA doesn't pay their "fair share" they are the largest landRead Moreowne r and do not pay taxes on the majority of the property. So here's an idea as the governor to give great bay a little sliver of that PEA land let great bay pay the town taxes on it and leave the recreation land alone so that maybe we can put a nice rec center there with some suitable restrooms. Problem Solved! Vote No on 21
Overtaxed April 04, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Jason this one is for you.I mentioned before if this was passed the town would have all kinds ofRead Morele gal bills...... April 04, 2014 2:00 AM To the Editor: Exeter voters were wise to not allow the Board of Selectmen to negotiate a long-term lease with the Great Bay Kids day care company for land at the Hampton Road recreational park. Recent research by Senator Kelly Ayotte's office reveals the 22-acre park now falls under the National Park Service. As outlined in an earlier letter to the editor, strings are attached to all grant (taxpayer) monies that come back to a community. Title 36, Part 59 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations specifically addresses a "conversion" of use, i.e., a long-term lease with a private day care company on recreation land funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF), "regardless of the extent of participation of the program in the assisted area or facility...;" A L&WCF grant in 1974 of $164,591 matched local donations to build the swimming pool, 10 tennis courts, three ball fields and an 80-car parking lot at the recreation park. Yes, a conversion of land use is allowed, but here again, there are strings attached. A request to change the use of recreation land must be submitted by the state liaison officer to the appropriate National Park Service regional director. Nine (plus seven definite limitations) prerequisites must be met for conversion approval. One can rightly image a substantial legal bill to the town to wade through these federal regulations. For example, one prerequisite requires "All necessary coordination with other federal agencies has been satisfactorily accomplished including, for example, compliance with section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966." The bottom line to all of the aforementioned is the town, if a long-term lease was negotiated, would need to create a "comparable park within the community." There is a good lesson here, for the current and all future administrations and department heads: Intent does matter. Harry Thayer Exeter
essay March 02, 2014 at 02:37 PM
get a life.
Maurice Wynne March 03, 2014 at 05:08 PM
Another false flag operation by the obozo administration. See youtube videos for actorsRead Moreused,parents of "dead" children laughing,lies by officials, and much, much, more, proving it was an obozo set up to hurry things up for gun confiscation from citizens, and destroy our 2nd amendment. Gabby Giffords shooting was, also a obozo set-up for the same reasons. No scars at all on gifford's forehead from bullet penetrating skin and skull after "healing". See the youtube videos on Giffords and enlighten yourself, ESSAY! You're being a typical uninformed libtard, obot, kool-aid drinker.