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Obviously the writer has never operated an online store. One million dollars in sales is a very borderline operation. Margins are very low for smaller stores as they have an extra layer of distribution (wholesalers) that large retailers don't have as well as higher shipping costs. The owner of a typical $2M operation is already working 60+ hours a week, handling sales during the day and accounting at night. Now the democrats would like to have him/her collect sales taxes for every taxing district in the US, not only including states but some cities and counties as well and then fill out forms and write checks to the hundreds of taxing jurisdictions. If a customer from California walks into a NH retailer and buys something, the retailer collects no taxes. If that same customer orders the same product on line from a NH retailer, possibly the same retailer as most have an online presence as well as a store, this bill would have the retailer collect state, city and county sales tax and then remit that money to the various agencies. Multiply that by a few thousand transactions and you can just imagine the bookkeeping nightmare. This is a bill that could put a lot of small businesses out of business and its sole purpose is to grab more revenue from taxpayers. Of course retailers like Amazon support the bill, it will eliminate competition. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Ayotte disingenuous on Marketplace Fairness Act

Passengers disembarking from there to here that seem fine now ought to be required to report in within 21 days to whoever as that is the incubation time according to what I heard on the NBC Nightly News last night. ...(full comment)

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

So the C.I.A. scumbags are at it again eh? http://usslave.blogspot.com/2013/08/prisoners-americas-medical-guinea-pigs.html ...(full comment)

CIA says its employees wrongly searched Senate investigators’ computers

According to: http://biblehub.com/1_peter/2-18.htm " King James Bible Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward." To read the Matthew Henry and Gill commentaries later; ____ ...(full comment)

Editorial: Workplace legislation earned veto

The people in MAss. do not need this "Talking Head" Coakley, but that of what her Economic Chief has to say: http://www.mass.gov/ago/news-and-updates/press-releases/2013/2013-05-15-langella-appointment.html Plus BTW, WHO, if ANY-body is the N.H. equivalent? ...(full comment)

AGs Joe Foster, Martha Coakley write to Market Basket after threats to fire workers

The "a moribund * economy" [ " “I can tell Walt that it’s not easy when you’re governor having to take over a moribund economy,” Christie told a few dozen employees gathered inside the company’s conference room." ] * http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moribund " 1: being in the state of dying : approaching death 2: being in a state of inactivity or obsolescence " " Synonyms dying, at death's door " " First Known Use: circa 1721" & http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moribund " on the verge of extinction or termination " Although this is not technically correct, re: the fiat-ness of the dollar bill, it's a good starting point: http://clashdaily.com/2014/07/can-economy-measured-floundering-u-s-dollar/ For every dollar bill allowed to be monetized the Federal Reserve is still supposed to put up #x-amount of gold bullion per pallet of FRNs they want to send to their member banks that they buy for only about 6-cent each from the B.E.P. no matter what the denomination to get it started. It's in Section 16, Part 15 thereof their contract with us being The Federal Reserve Act of 1913. ...(full comment)

Chris Christie, stumping for gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein, defends record

Linda, The situation would be helped if everyone who voted for the administration that instigated this invasion - would each take full responsibility for one or two who, strangely, all have nearly identical stories. Support, room, board, schooling, health care and the follow-up family members who claim to be related should be a minimum commitment by those who support this illegal/immoral campaign. Wait - that's not going to happen, do I hear? OK to spend other people's hard earned wages for illegals but no so much for bama voters? Now there's conviction for ya. With bama, its OK for other countries to defend/support their borders but not for our citizens. Hypocrisy. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Consider the source when trying to solve overload of child immigrants

Sheldon Whitehouse schools Senate Republicans (a.k.a. "The Deniers") on the reality of climate change.http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/30/global_warming_inhofe_still_denying_reality.html ...(full comment)

My Turn: It’s time to take a hard look at climate hyperbole

You alluded to this once before, crank, and it's just not true. Not in the kind of volume you've inferred at least. The bulk of MB's clientele are going to Hannaford's & Shaw's, at least until the battle is decided. Nothing against the local growers, but it's a matter of philosophy based on economics. Low prices are what brought shoppers to MB. They're not about to say 'hell with it, where are the $5 tomatoes?', just because MB is currently unavailable. Plus, I polled some of the growers at the Saturday Farmer's Market here in Concord. They confirmed what I suspected; you're dreaming. ...(full comment)

Market Basket turmoil disrupts plans for Warner liquor outlet

This has brought shoppers to all our local farmers' markets who never bothered to visit them before. You can't get anything any fresher than buying it from the guy or gal who grew it and picked it this morning. ...(full comment)

Market Basket turmoil disrupts plans for Warner liquor outlet

For Linda Douglas: nice parable. --- For LaurieFenwick: You make some good points. And it is true they aren't all small innocent children caught up in this immigration web, but many are and like all small children, they are where they are though no fault of their own, and they all possess precious human souls. If I have to pay higher taxes to help care for them, I'll figure out a way to do it. --- The real problem you alluded to is that we are creating too many babies in many parts of the world. Maybe it is time for the religious zealots to stop fighting not only birth control, but even the teaching of birth control knowledge. Population control should not be one of those terms not spoken in polite society. Of course, education and economic growth are important too, but we do at least talk about those things. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Consider the source when trying to solve overload of child immigrants

*"Lit Up Homeless this exit!" ...(full comment)

Concord Main Street gets green light

The tree lighting will do little more than light up the homeless. Should've allocated some funds for signage on I-93 N & S; "Highlighted Homeless this exit!". ...(full comment)

Concord Main Street gets green light