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Pati beardsley April 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Her rights were violated. If "I" have to look at all the jesus propaganda, then I shouldRead More be able to voice my right to free speech. While I would never choose such a plate for fear that my car would get vandalized, I totally support this woman's right to request it.
Rezzy Dent April 21, 2014 at 06:46 am
I want to sue McDonald's because they don't sell hotdogs, I don't want hamburgers I want hotdogs.
William LaBarge April 21, 2014 at 06:49 am
Getting back to the topic at hand... Religious freedom clause of the 1st Amendment is extended toRead More all regardless of one's religious beliefs or lack thereof. It seem like we can use our freedom of speech not in snipping and sniping at one another, but to use the freedom of speech to promote good will and to do what is right. Protecting religious freedom of other people's religious practice is the right thing to do. To do the contrary is not only wrong, it's also un-American.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
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Joseph D'Aleo April 20, 2014 at 10:41 am
What nonsense. New Hampshire winters have cooled for the last 20 years according to data from NOAARead More NCDC. This March was the second coldest March sine 1895 in NH and ME and coldest ever in buried in snow VT. Our snows have increased with 14 major impact east coast snows this decade just 4 years in beating out the snowy 1960s which had 11. Globally temperatures have not warmed for going on 18 years. It is just a scheme to wrestle more control and tax business (which i the end costs all of us) and gain revenue for the state, federal government. We came within two days of running out of backup oil this winter which would have forced us into rolling brownouts. Energy costs have skyrocketed. We don't need a DES. We need a sane administration in Concord and Washington who really care about the low and middle class who are affected most by their policies not ideologues celebrating Earth Day. How about celebrating people day. As a climatologist who has studied, taught and used climate in business, I can tell you we have started down a path towards serious cooling worse than the 1960s and 1970s. All the plans the DES have for us will kill our state's economy. We are all for a clean environment. But we can do it without you Burack and Barack within our communities.
Steve Furbish April 20, 2014 at 11:32 am
Pollution is a problem that is very real, but this climate change stuff sounds like a lot of hokeyRead More BS to me. It appears designed to allow money to flow to those in power and those who now have built careers studying this phantom issue.
Ken Eyring April 20, 2014 at 11:59 am
"A high-ranking member of the U.N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) hasRead More admitted that climate policy has little to do with environmental protection." http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/11/ipcc_expert_admits_un_goal_is.html
Marilyn Berger April 20, 2014 at 06:47 pm
The singing priest is a breath of spring We need more of that . It was very respectful
J. Parker April 20, 2014 at 07:30 pm
Absolutely unique, and I loved it !
sheila Loayza April 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm
Great gift. Beautiful voice!
Carol DiPirro April 20, 2014 at 09:48 am
I'm not against paying a little more, I just pay a toll every day going and coming to work andRead More Merrimack is surrounded unlike any other town. Like jpf2361 said, if its dedicated to fixing roads, especially bridges, it would be worth it. Are they spending that money elsewhere???? We all sound disappointed in the state government.....
Exeter Resident April 20, 2014 at 06:26 pm
Ray thinks that without government taxation and "investing" (i.e., spending on thingsRead More consumers are not willing to pay for voluntarily), the earth will spin off its axis, and we will all be in eating worms in the mud. Many decent people opposed abolishing slavery because they could not answer "Who will pick the cotton otherwise?" Government command of the economy is so entrenched into people's minds that they cannot fathom a life where trade and production is voluntary instead of coerced. A real shame.
Michael Todd April 20, 2014 at 09:18 pm
How come taxpayers have to tighten their belts and go without in a horrible economy but theRead More governement just raises their prices?
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Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 01:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 03:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Steve Holton April 20, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Stupid Is as Stupid Does!
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Buzz April 20, 2014 at 08:17 am
Hit by this one, too. And this time my card has already been used for a fraudulent purchase. Rec'dRead More the bill the same day this breach was announced.
Joe Sousa April 20, 2014 at 08:01 pm
The majority is done by employes in the company. Use cash and be free of the fraud.
jpf2361 April 21, 2014 at 08:42 am
With regard to the Target incident, I had to jump through hoops to change my credit card becauseRead More someone attempted a balance transfer of $24,000.00 to my account. Someone needs to be held accountable for this.
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Snow April 19, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Ok........lots of happy people here. When my children were young we hid eggs in the yard for theirRead More hunt. One dog used to collect them before we went outside and put them on his bed, smelling the candy inside. Kids learned to trade dog treats to get their eggs back. A different kind of egg hunt- and I miss that dog.
Robert L. Cerra April 19, 2014 at 09:58 pm
hey hey hey -Didn't you get the message -dogs have rights too, the Supreme Crt should be rulingRead More on his soon. We need Al Gore to make us a documentary about the new meaning of puppy love then he can sell us dog food instead of energy credits.
Joe Veno April 20, 2014 at 07:41 am
Lighten up folks this is a story about keeping animals safe not a bitch session !
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B John April 21, 2014 at 05:23 am
Has nothing to do with video games. Raised like a POS acts like a POS. To young at 24?? It'sRead More the generation of 'look downs" staring at their phones all day with the entitlement aspect. 18 is a legal adult. Maybe Raise the age to 28 so mommy and daddy can coddle them longer and give out more 9th place soccer trophies. And for the record Obamacare sucks!!!
tamarya April 21, 2014 at 06:58 am
Agree b john, my husband was 19 and i was 23 when our first was born and my husband went andRead More bettered his career for his family not sat and played video games. Dont get me wrong we used to use the computer more at one time, but ours got shut off in the day to take care of our kids.
tamarya April 21, 2014 at 07:02 am
Heck even my dad was younger and hooked to video games and everytime the ataris were upgraded theyRead More got one, but i was always fed and had new clothes and alot more toys than i needed and my dad also did something these people should try, he played those video games with his kid.
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Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 08:27 am
People, remember -- There are FOUR subway lines that go into the Downtown Crossing / Back Bay area.Read More You don't HAVE to take the Green Line. The ORANGE line goes to Back Bay Station, and it's pretty centrally located. Also, consider watching the Marathon from a less-populated area, such as Framingham / Newton / Needham. The runner will appreciate it, and so will the security folks.
Heather A. McDonald April 19, 2014 at 09:36 am
Newton -home of Heartbreak Hill & Boston College is a very popular / exciting locale to cheer onRead More the runners- youll be disappointed if you go to Needham as it is not on the marathon route - Wellesley yes!
Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 09:00 pm
Good catch, Heather. My map skills leave a bit to be desired. I never went on hikes when I was inRead More the service. ;)
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 09:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10
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.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 01:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 01:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
B John April 21, 2014 at 05:33 am
He should have taped her mouth shut years ago and maybe she could see her feet today. Damn largeRead More marge!! Her lawyer sucks! Should have said she was sleep walking and dreaming of cutting up a steak and drinking Mountain Dew. Lol!!!! She is so fat she must brush her teeth with twinkles !!!
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karth turnage April 20, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Stopping free-be behavior has to start some where.Every one wants to get something for nothing. ItsRead More the current culture,if this guy was a vetran,it would be ok. Freedom isn't free.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Ever heard of making a mistake? He didn't know it wasn't for free. If they want to charge than putRead More the damn soda machine behind the counter.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 06:03 pm
The more I think about it, the more disturb I get. Think about it. You go the supermarket. They wantRead More you to scan your own groceries. Bag your own groceries. They want you to put the money in the machine. Have they lowered the prices? No. Now when you go to fast food places they want you to do their job for them. Pour your own drinks. Do you get a discount? No. Seems to me the more places you go the more they want, you the paying customer to do their job for them. Put the soda machine behind the counter and do the work that you want the minimum wage increase for.
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Stephen D. Clark April 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Great idea to reduce in-state tuitions. Kudos to the New Hampshire Democratic Party for getting itRead More done.
steve forte April 18, 2014 at 06:08 pm
When one gets a college education it allows them to earn more money. There is nothing wrong withRead More them taking some of that " more money" and using it to pay for the education that allows them to earn it.
Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 06:28 pm
When troops demobilized after WWII, Congress passed the GI Bill to address the 1946 - '47 recessionRead More by educating a glut of unemployed labor in the form of idled GIs. ________________________________________________________ "POSTWAR PROSPERITY AT HOME: 1945 -1960" ________________________________________________________ "Perhaps the most important measure taken in combating the recession was the Montgomery G.I. Bill, which Congress had passed in 1944 to help the 15 million returning U.S. veterans reenter the job market. Also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act and the G.I. Bill of Rights, the G.I. Bill gave government grants to any veteran who wished to return to school. Neither Truman nor Congress predicted that more than half of returning veterans would take advantage of approximately $15 billion in federal grants to attend vocational schools, colleges, and universities. The G.I. Bill also set aside an equal amount of money to provide veterans with loans for new homes, farms, and businesses. ________________________________________________________ "Historians have since hailed the Montgomery G.I. Bill as the most significant law passed to address the concerns of the postwar years. It reduced fierce competition for jobs after the war and boosted the economy by helping millions of workers acquire new skills. Many have claimed that the economic boom in the 1950s would never have happened at all without the G.I. Bill." ________________________________________________________ http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/coldwar/section4.rhtml ________________________________________________________ Educating New Hampshire's workforce isn't just good for the individuals who receive the education. It's good for all of us when the ripple effects of increased productivity and earnings enlarge the general pool of the state's prosperity.