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Walter- You seem to think that science operates in some realm separate from the rest of the world. Scientists are under intense pressures to perform, to attain results. Climate science, in particular, involves extraordinarily high stakes in terms of money, power and prestige. Climate scientists truly are the rock stars of science; and that is not a compliment or a condemnation, it just is. This kind of status, mixing and mingling with the politically powerful is intoxicating. Plus, they are now the gurus of a mass movement. I am not sure if my perceptions have any meaning for you, Walter, but you asked. I am encouraged by the successful voluntary actions by the people who boycotted Market Basket to have Arthur T. Demoulas returned to his position as CEO. This was a wonderful thing to see. What really confirmed everything to me was the fact that Arthur T. Demoulas made an offer to buy the company- and he let that offer stand, even as the company was going further into debt each day. He not only put up everything he had- 500 million- he was willing to go a billion in debt for this company, for the people he had made promises to. That is something to feel very good about. From what you have written before, you seem to think that the passage of time makes past events less relevant, but maybe I am not interpreting things correctly. Historical events remain important with the passage of time. That is why the term denier, with association to the Holocaust, is so destructive of civility. It should never be forgotten that those you risked their lives to help save Jewish and other victims of the Holocaust were NOT the consensus within the societies they lived in- they were a tiny minority, who obviously held a minority opinion about what is right and what is wrong. The courage of individuals to do the right thing in spite of a "consensus" gives me some hope for humanity. ...(full comment)

Letter: A fact is a fact

ROTFLMAO. 'protect themselves by doing the research about extremists who live amongst us'-is this your justification for investigating me?? The only 'extremist' among us is those too afraid to show their real names. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Ferguson, not ISIS, is our existential threat

We burned more coal last year than we have in years so that has nothing to do with the price of power in NH and no pass wouldn't lower the price any or even likely be able to supply any during the winter when we need it. Got your Koch bros. bumper sticker? ...(full comment)

New Hampshire Wind Watch raises opposition to Odell’s nomination to energy siting committee

We have wind, we don't need toxic coal or the high electric bills from the coal subsidies and the scrubber fiasco, and no pass won't lower the price of power or likely even be able to supply any to us during the winter when we need it. ...(full comment)

Letter: A chance to correct an error

Thirty five thousand walrus beached in Alaska because their ice is melting. Maybe Itsa and BPR who will dispute that claim can volunteer to go up and count them . ...(full comment)

Letter: A fact is a fact

Ever see the NRA or Chamber of Commerce endorse anyone but a Repub? Another reason not to vote for Garcia. ...(full comment)

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District

Oh Yippee! Wonder if I will need a ticket or can I just get in line. I have so many questions. ...(full comment)

Garcia announces five town halls, including Oct. 29 in Concord

I hope you still love it when you find it in your well water, BIG OIL has been fighting back for years, it is pretty hard to miss their commercials. Especially after the BP oil spill, the propaganda ads were awesome. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Oil companies are important to all Americans

Perhaps she should schedule a 6th town hall meeting so she can explain to everyone what sort of experience she has that qualifies her to hold a seat in the US House of Representatives. I keep trying to think how a part time harp teacher who at the age of 31 still lives with her parents could be qualified, but I can't think how. I don't know, maybe it's just me being too picky or such. ...(full comment)

Garcia announces five town halls, including Oct. 29 in Concord

Interesting. What I find disgusting is how much big oil gets in corporate subsidies. Of course, they need it-or so the Repugs state-because they only have billions in profit; no where near enough for the rich stock-holders. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Oil companies are important to all Americans

What do you want, Joey, the names of the kids participating in the program? Maybe you'd also like their birthdates and Social Security numbers? Have you nothing better to do? Actually, I'm asking myself the same question since obviously the best way to handle your posts is to ignore them. ...(full comment)

Pittsfield schools ‘making education history’

Cranky, keep asking questions that the answer will embarrass you. The Teamsters endorsed Republicans for years after Bobby Kennedy "went after" Teamster corruption and specifically Jimmy Hoffa. And PATCO vocally endorsed Ronald Reagan in 1980. Of course once in office he gave them the shaft. ...(full comment)

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District

Oh, itsa, I have no problem with anybody who votes self-interest. In fact I would consider anybody (like the entire state of Kansas) who doesn't do so a damned fool. I'm only pointing out that you can't maintain any moral consistency asking the firefighters to protect you and at the same time vilifying them. And you betcha, "storm front" is vilification. ...(full comment)

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District