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Shouldn't the caption read - Market Basket Executives Running Out of Time. Employees and Customers Have Spoken. ...(full comment)

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Now to the letter. One very important piece of information was over looked. In general every new online job represents a job loss for traditional brick and mortar retailers. So this law does nothing for job creation. At best it reallocates it. As for the sales tax issue, that is complex and has never been adequately examined. Internet sales have been growing every year and the burden has been felt by traditional retailers who must abide by sales tax laws where they operate. NH is in a fairly unique position not having a sales tax in the first place. I for one don't want to pay additional taxes. However I also don't think it's fair for internet companies to operate under different rules than regular stores have to. There should be a level playing field for businesses, plain and simple. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Trouble is lurking for state’s online retailers

Just what does this rant have to do with the issue. You didn't get it when Obama won the first time. You didn't get it when he won the second term. Let's face facts - you just don't get it. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Trouble is lurking for state’s online retailers

PBR, It's just an editorial; the opinion of the editor/s. This practice has been going on since newspapers have been in print. But tell me, why does a rational thinker, such as yourself, spend so much time reading/posting on a "loser rag"? ...(full comment)

Editorial: Market Basket gambles, and many may lose

Are you placing yourself among the "rational thinkers"? Talk about losers: how about the new CEOs who are each responsible for the near-total destruction of what were iconic American corporations? They got their; the employees got the shaft; and the real losers were the stockholders. Do you know the price of a share of Radio Shack when Gooch departed? ...(full comment)

Editorial: Market Basket gambles, and many may lose

"Some blog" is the NOAA website. I should have checked with Hannity, I guess. As for July, persons who deal with CLIMATE, not just weather, know that not every month follows the same course. May, yes; June, yes; July (as yet incomplete data), no. That proves it: the long-term trend is no. ...(full comment)

Letter: Alligator alley?

Market Basket has always been head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to giving the average family a fighting chance. Whether it's been by accident, or design, the Demoulas family...with all their alleged warts...has maintained an all-inclusive business philosophy, resulting in affordable food for us working class stiffs. I spent two years as a vendor for a relatively small company, calling on all the supermarket chains in this region. Trust me when I tell you, I had a much better chance at selling my product in Market Basket, than any of the others. Why? Because the managers would reward the hard working vendors (and punish the chumps with equal vigor). That's the kind of system one can thrive in. It's also the best definition of 'fair play' that I've witnessed in the industry. If the Morlocks (Arthurs S, et al) prevail here, it will be a very, very sad day for all of New England. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Market Basket gambles, and many may lose

You forgot "Ntah nyah nyah nyah nyah!" Did you win(?) arguments in school with "I know you are, but what am I?" ...(full comment)

Letter: Obama’s unlawful orders

"Perhaps if the Palestinians got jobs...." What condescending, racist crap. Is farming not a job these days? You ought to take off your bilndfold and find out how many Palestinian farms have been destroyed in the occupied West Bank. Funny, isn't it - almond and olive harvesting are honorable, even gentrified, occupations in California. But being impoverished because occupiers cut down YOUR almond and olive trees (if you're Palestinian) makes you a bum. ...(full comment)

Monitor Board of Contributors: Truth and context were early casualties in Gaza conflict

Here's a sensible piece, free of the reactionary cant most of the deniers specialize in, when they're not busy distorting the science.http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~eps5/readings/Holes_Clim_Sci_Nature.pdf ...(full comment)

My Turn: A primer on the carbon footprint

BPR...since the Republicans, known as 'conservatives', have had input into ALL state and federal spending, why did they mismanage the budgets so horribly?? Did you know that GW Bush raised the National Debt from $5.8Trillion to $10.6Trillion. Or that Reagan raised the National Debt from $900Billioni to $2.6Trillion?? Talk about 'conservatives' mismanaging the budget WOW. Oh, and did you know that Reagan, while nearly tripling the National Debt, also raised taxes MORE THAN SIX TIMES?? The things you don't know could fill a large book. ROTFLMAO !! ...(full comment)

Letter: Raise the diesel tax

Re: "...not there to be activist." I think a large number of legal scholars, whether from the middle or from either end of the political spectrum, would agree the Roberts Court is now an activist court. ...(full comment)

Letter: Leave biology to biologists

ROTFLMAO...you would trust a Koch over what you term a 'progressive'. You have no knowledge of either. What 'power' does NH government have that you consider to be 'too much'. And, be as specific as possible, no flights of fantasy, please. ...(full comment)

My Turn: On energy, governors preparing to repeat mistakes of the past