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Dirty, I really don't care what everyone believes. I was brought up a Roman Catholic, taught rel ed. after school (more juicy info for you and Itsa) and in the Catholic Church the Divinity of Christ is not questioned. I learned the same way Saint Patrick taught the pagans in Ireland with a shamrock. The Father, the Son and The Holy Ghost on one stem, all equal. So if your religion teaches different, that Christ walks around with a gun and is no more than a holy teacher that is fine. I believe in freedom of religion or from religion which ever suits you. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Christian eyes

I agree completely about the mindless coverage of polls. Start a juicy rumor, then wait to see how long it takes to get back to you as fact. That's the news cycle. ...(full comment)

Political prognosticators give us their takes on the top November races

"This August was the warmest August on record globally, according to newly released NASA temperature data, while the summer tied for the fourth warmest. Temperature anomalies (in degrees Celsius) of various regions around the world in August 2014. Central Europe, northern Africa, parts of South America, and the western portions of North America (including Alaska) were just some of the spots on the globe that saw much higher than normal temperatures for the month. Large parts of the oceans were also running unusually warm. “For the past few months we've been seeing impressive warmth in large parts of the Pacific … and Indian Oceans in particular,” said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist with ERT, Inc., at the National Climatic Data Center in an email. This warmth was a large factor in August’s chart-topping temperature, which was 1.3°F higher than the 1951-1980 average for the month according to NASA data. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nasa-globe-warmest-august-18031 ...(full comment)

Editorial: Voters should move climate higher on list

Long story that won't fit in 200 words. Kidder Morgan which runs the natural gas pipelines approached all the Natural gas fired unregulated power plants in 2013 to sign a long term fixed rate delivery contract to guarentee delivery and pay for capacity increases. The companies all refused and instead buy on the spot market and shut down when it is not profitable enough. Remember that while the push is on to eliminate the PSNH Bow Plant which produced the cheapest electricity last winter. ...(full comment)

Liberty Utilities expects customers will see higher electricity bills this winter

Nancy, did you watch the PBS special on the Roosevelts? Virtually all the male Roosevelt's fought in WWI and WWII. The rich fought alongside the poor in those wars, and the First Lady, Eleanor, was very actively involved in support the war effort. ...(full comment)

Letter: Troop movements

I'm not so sure that voters of previous eras were all that different from today. Think of all the nasty names given to Abraham Lincoln when he was president, for example - or even more recently, the owner of the Union Leader referred to President Eisenhower as "Dopey Dwight" ...(full comment)

Letter: We need more Roosevelts

Thanks. You've clearly done a great deal of research over the years. ...(full comment)

State Fair Association files complaint seeking tax exemption against town of Hopkinton

What I find fascinating is the fact that historians rate him as one of our greatest presidents, yet he never got over 60% of the popular vote. I think that says something about the voters then, that applies to our elections now. We don't know how to recognize great leadership when we see it, or worse, we vote for people who make us feel comfortable, without regard for their ability to govern effectively. ...(full comment)

Letter: We need more Roosevelts

Land owner tired of being treated like a serf on some plantation. To the old FPLC as a former landlord fighting taxes and tenants, re: those who liked the apartment at first then withheld rents wanted an upgrade from fuses to circuit breakers, etc. & The "Citizens Bar Association" of Ohio. Plus check out Tupper Saussy, author from Tennessee. Re: his "Miracle of Main Street" book, and our meetings at he Sherwood Inn in Epson on the constitution - was 1st Sunday of every month, with Andy Melechinsky from Connecticut to check internet too, RIP also. With Bob Bonser(for Governor) there too from WWII of zoning used retrospectively back against him. ...(full comment)

State Fair Association files complaint seeking tax exemption against town of Hopkinton

Continued "support" for Israel is one of the most effective propaganda weapons available to Islamic fundamentalist/radical group. It may make you feel better. It may further your apocalyptic Christian vision - some nonsense about all the Jews returning to Israel, which they won't. It may further your political agenda to support the only "democracy" in the Mideast, even though it's democracy only for the Jewish population. Until we regain some credibility we once had as an honest broker, jihadis will continue to thank us. ...(full comment)

My Turn: To deal with Islamic State, we have to deal with Assad

Irrelevant? Tell that to the fishermen who rely on the Gulf for their livelihoods. Just because it's an inconvenient fact that you find momentarily hard to spin, doesn't make it "irrelevant". ...(full comment)

Editorial: Voters should move climate higher on list

Still waiting for what? Is there a real point to your post? I responded to your original claim. If you want to make a big deal about a newspaper editorial on climate change--of which there have been many-- that you think made a false claim, then feel free to post the quote to try and make what in any case is likely to be a trivial one. Whatever the CM may have stated or mis-stated, or however you might like to parse a statement, it doesn't alter the facts on climate change one wit. As I stated plainly above, no scientific document on climate change that I've read has ever claimed that warming would progress in a steadily linear fashion. Year to year variability can mask long term trends in many aspects of the climate system--whether Arctic ice extent, surface air temp, or rain or snowfall amounts. The fact this simple point seems beyond the grasp of Carpers has resulted in an endless series of misinformed and false posts from them over the years. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Voters should move climate higher on list

Joe, I'm curious. You cite laws regularly in your posts. Are you an attorney? What's your legal background and training? ...(full comment)

State Fair Association files complaint seeking tax exemption against town of Hopkinton