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PunkMooCow April 23, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Here is a thought..how about before legalizing it they develop regulations to protect those that doRead More not want their children exposed, that wish to not imbibe for themselves due to strict no tolerance at work drug policies, and desire the authorities to have a surefire way to test for "how high" someone is if they are driving or operating machinery/driving. After careful thought has been given the local government then should have sufficient time to debate, to include citizen input, and then finally bring it to a vote. Side note; If they really want to do this then they do the research on their own dime..no special budget to research public policy changes. I
NH Statehouse. Dan Tuohy photo.
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.
Patriot April 24, 2014 at 06:11 am
Politicians can spin it any way they chose. It is a tax increase which will release governmentRead More employees to use the tax money they were going to use on roads for other items. You can never give enough money to the government.
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 05:00 am
I wonder from what archive they resurrected that photo of Clinton.
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 05:04 am
Clinton, contrary to President Obama’s assertions, is not among the best secretaries of stateRead More but among the worst. At best, you can say she was an ineffective bit player in a foreign policy run out of the Oval Office. And that's being overly generous.
Stephen D. Clark April 24, 2014 at 06:14 am
Windmilling there, Pizza. Why don't you just settle down and figure out what you really want toRead More say? One post should do it. ________________________________________________________ I know: How about calling Hillary Clinton the butcher of Benghazi? Better yet: "Worse than Hitler!"
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
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!
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?
jpf2361 April 20, 2014 at 11:29 am
Post away stevie, as unlike you, NO ONE knows who I am. You truly are a KNOB!!!!
Stephen D. Clark April 20, 2014 at 11:34 am
So your answer is no - like no one ever could have predicted that.Read More ________________________________________________________ What a weaselly way to behave. It's consistent with everything about how you've behaved online. Posting anonymously online because you're afraid to stand up in public. You're just afraid all around. ________________________________________________________ Go ahead and say yes. I'd be there. You know I would, too, which is why you back down every single time.
Stephen D. Clark April 20, 2014 at 01:11 pm
That's right: No one knows who you are. Here you revel in it. Hasn't that been the basis for myRead More charge against you of cowardice all along? The one that offended you so much that you offered to meet me in person? _______________________________________________________ You have special protection in your own anonymity and now you admit to using it to shield you from responsibility for your behavior online. _______________________________________________________ That's cowardly. And your cowardice is doubly proved by refusing to meet me. _______________________________________________________ My blog post is live now, and you're featured in it: _______________________________________________________ http://portsmouth-nh.patch.com/groups/stephen-d-clarks-blog/p/rightwing-hatred-for-american-workers
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!
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.