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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!!!!!
Speaker of the House Terie Norelli. Credit: Patch
Old Pizza April 21, 2014 at 08:22 pm
Any time a democrat leaves office is a good time.
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.
joe April 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Thank you for your service to AFD. AFD will keep moving forward with replacing eng 2 and keepingRead More the members of this dept safe. The town of Amherst just needs to understand we aren't a full time dept.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.