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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
Esoteric Knowledge April 17, 2014 at 03:26 pm
I would like to comment on this article but Patch has violated my 1st Constitutional Amendment toRead More Free Speech multiple times and deletes my comments to silence dissent and silence the truth. SPH: Your red herring of frightened, insecure bulling, baseless, fact-less, ignorant, psychopathic psychological manipulative lying fascist tactics to marginalize me means nothing.
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 !!!
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.
Jonathan Prew April 12, 2014 at 07:39 am
I wonder why Amherst can't Amherst keep the good employees ? I wish her great success as sheRead More continues to make her mark. A true LOSS to Amherst and all its citizens !!!!
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?
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
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
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.
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???
One Eye April 5, 2014 at 06:02 pm
At least now we know what he thought of his dad.
essay April 12, 2014 at 09:34 am
@Donna: People in favor of state-sponsored killing have no response for you, I'm afraid. There isRead More no doubt that our government has killed innocent people. Apparently, it doesn't matter to those in favor of the death penalty, which is a testament to either their lack of rationality or their lack of a true moral and ethical compass, or perhaps both. It is so disturbing that they refuse to acknowledge either.
Ray Guarino April 12, 2014 at 10:11 am
We trust government with our lives. We think that government never makes a mistake, so when it doesRead More execute a person convicted of a capital crime, that conviction can never be flawed. Government is perfect; therefore, the death penalty will never be used on a person wrongly convicted of a capital crime.
Patriot April 3, 2014 at 04:31 pm
AND then he adds!!!!!!!!!** "I don’t know what prescriptions are covered exactly,"Read More Cullen said. "We don’t have dental, for example. So I'm expecting that my out-of-pocket is going to be higher."
Patriot April 3, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Does anyone wonder why the article states ""Former RepublicanRead More Chairman.""""
Stephen D. Clark April 3, 2014 at 05:57 pm
"The statement of an uneducated buffoon?" Wow. When you've got to make it personal aboutRead More me, "Eagle1," then I know I'm onto something good. ________________________________________________________ When President Obama expressed a preference on legislation in the Senate, Scott Brown voted his way 70% of the time. Whether or not I'm an uneducated buffoon does not alter an accurately identified fact. ________________________________________________________ "2011: WHEN SEN. SCOTT BROWN'S VOTE CHANGED THE OUTCOME" ________________________________________________________ "Brown voted against his own party 54 percent of the time, and with President Obama 70 percent of the time. We based the story on a CQ ranking of Senators by how partisan (or not) they are. The rankings are based on every roll call vote a Senator makes, in which the majority of Democrats votes against the majority of Republicans. So these are, arguably, not easy votes, but controversial and contested ones. ________________________________________________________ "Still, several of you commented that we should look at how Brown voted when his vote made the difference. ________________________________________________________ "We did, and here’s what we found. ________________________________________________________ "In 2011, Brown cast only two votes where the outcome would have been different had he voted the other way. The first one did not get much attention and had to do with reform of the Patent Office. The second had to do with an increase in the amount of money people could get in housing loans from the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans’ Administration. In both votes, Brown voted against his own party. So in 2011, on votes where his vote changed the outcome, Brown actually voted against his party 100 percent of the time." ________________________________________________________ http://www.wbur.org/2012/04/27/scott-brown-votes ________________________________________________________ You've got nothing but insults.
Stephen D. Clark April 2, 2014 at 05:31 pm
You wouldn't act like you do if people knew who you really are.
jpf2361 April 2, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Get a LIFE stevie. Your obvious obsession with my posting anonymously is exactly why I choose toRead More use a screen name. I don't need a whacko like you stalking me. Get a real job stevie and stop suckling off the Federal welfare teat!!!
Stephen D. Clark April 2, 2014 at 07:04 pm
You wouldn't act like you do if people knew who you really are.
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jpf2361 March 31, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Nice Logic there Einstein !!! NOT !! Since this is funded by the Federal and State GovernmentRead More don't you think that they might have to prepare a report stating their ridership numbers to determine if this is a viable solution ??
Dick Lemieux April 1, 2014 at 10:29 am
As if on cue:Read More http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/work/business/11385285-95/report-recommends-continuing-bus-service-between-concord-manchester. ##### "Ridership on the Concord Express peaked in October at 1,148 passengers...." At 22 one-way bus trips per day for 23 weekdays, that's an average bus occupancy of 2.3 passengers. ##### Missing from the article is that ridership fell to 825 (1.9 per bus) in November and 786 (1.7 per bus) in December. ##### “'I have no appetite whatsoever for running a big empty bus around town,' (the MTA Executive Director) said." But two occupied seats out of 30 is okay. ##### “'I think the report has demonstrated that there is a demand for a transit service in the corridor'..., said (the) principal transportation planner...." That demand would be 25 persons per day out of a service area population of 152,000. ##### "The governor and the Executive Council would need to put a final stamp of approval on that contract before any buses pull out of the station." These are the same people who last year put their "stamp of approval" on a $3.9 million passenger rail study that had "Boondoggle" written all over it and they are the same people who will decide how the new gas tax (if it's approved) will be spent. Who wants to predict G&C will k|ll this almost empty bus boondoggle? ##### Did I mention they have their sights set on funding that comes almost entirely from highway users but can be used--at state discretion--on either highways or transit? See pp. 55-58 of the report linked in the Monitor article...especially the paragraph that begins--ironically enough--with, "In an ideal world...."
Dick Lemieux April 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm
...just realized they cut back from 11 to 7 round trips a day. Change 3 paragraphs above to: #####Read More "Ridership on the Concord Express peaked in October at 1,148 passengers...." At 14 one-way bus trips per day for 23 weekdays, that's an average bus occupancy of 3.6 passengers. ##### Missing from the article is that ridership fell to 825 (3.1 per bus) in November and 786 (2.7 per bus) in December. ##### “'I have no appetite whatsoever for running a big empty bus around town,' (the MTA Executive Director) said." But three occupied seats out of 30 is okay.
minedispo April 10, 2014 at 08:54 am
If they do not vote in favor of what the people of Salem want, again...they will ALL be looking forRead More a new job. I can't imagine why anyone would want them representing the people.
Deborah April 17, 2014 at 02:50 pm
I stumbled onto an article with a speech from Marlinda Garcia that was so hypocritical I almostRead More could not believe it. For anyone wanting a good laugh. Marlinda said, "In general, of course, it is our responsibility to vote and be present for as many votes as possible,” Garcia told the audience. “It’s unfortunate that he wasn’t. I don’t know whether that was on purpose or something else came up. But it is all of our duties to make sure that we are voting and being responsible to citizens and the legislation coming across the House floor. I make every effort to do so.”
minedispo April 17, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Wow, she can lie just like obama. The people of Salem know better.
andthereiwas March 28, 2014 at 07:47 pm
A century is 100 years.
steve forte March 29, 2014 at 07:41 am
Correct, and the article says John Morse was wounded in Vietnam.
jpf2361 April 16, 2014 at 11:27 am
andthereiwas, You should Read the whole article, as it states at the bottom that his Father-in-Law,Read More John Morse, received the Purple Heart earlier in March for his service in the Vietnam War.