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Like so many others, I don't do Facebook, and I am not about to start. So please, think hard about another way for people to engage in civil discourse. ...(full comment)

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy

True dat, Wabbit. True dat. ...(full comment)

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy

And, Itsy...maybe you should look into 'depletion allowance' !! ...(full comment)

My Turn: Oil companies are important to all Americans

Sorry, I neglected to say "public sector union." ...(full comment)

Firefighters’ union endorses Kuster in 2nd Congressional District

Yep...another rant from a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who is too blind to see the National Republican Party for what it is: a small group of uber-rich gray-haired, greedy, old men who fund the party in order to keep their taxes small, have no environmental concerns, convert humanity to christianity, and smother the middle class. In effect turn everyone else into tithing, religious, dummies. For decades they have been sending lobbyists to Washington to destroy the middle class and poor. Remember when RIck Perry has his 'ooops moment'-he had just come from a New Apostolic Reformation (Dominionists) meeting in Texas and couldn't recall the three departments he wanted to destroy: Environmental, Education and ooops. I bet the Kochs were red faced over that!! ...(full comment)

Letter: How about some solutions?

Ducky, you saved me a whole bunch of typing. I couldn't have said it better myself. ...(full comment)

Concord Planning Board delays poultry plant decision

I hate texting, had it turned off on my phone. It's annoying and it costs me extra on the plan I'm on. ...(full comment)

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy

I'm with the 'never on facebook crowd'. Too many companies are forcing people to technology they do not want, and in doing so, losing customers. Some companies now require a cell phone number to send texts to for password resets,... I don't have one, don't want one, and resent companies that expect me to have one. Sorry CM, but your skid toward extinction just accelerated. ...(full comment)

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy

Thanks for your report. I wish I'd been there. ...(full comment)

Concord Planning Board delays poultry plant decision

The Governor is making a big mistake not withdrawing these nominations. Her actions simply serve to illustrate the point: insiders stick together in the face of public outcry and the public's concerns play second fiddle. That is why the SEC ran into trouble in the first place. PSNH and its allies fought to narrow the definition of "public member" because they were scared to death that someone outside of PSNH's sphere of influence would have an independent, "lobby-proof" point of view. Looks like PSNH won on this one. Expect more legislation to correct this problem in the upcoming session. ...(full comment)

Hassan delays vote to confirm Odell, Merrill to energy siting committee

I will never join facebook. Many people feel this way about that obnoxious, manipulative site. This is a bad decision, Monitor. Please do find another way. ...(full comment)

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy

This report does a pretty good job of representing last night's emotionally-charged 5+ hour meeting, which didn't end until today (after midnight). I would add the CPB indicated the need to gain an independent study done on the possibility of odor, which can't be accomplished by Oct 15th. Therefore, and this is only my understanding, the next CPB meeting on this matter won't take place until Nov 19th. It should also be noted that Fournier Foods attorney, Amy Manzelli, late in the proceedings, said words to effect that the FF application can't be denied based on the odor issue. Whether or not that is true, I don't know, but her statement hit my ears like a thinly veiled threat to sue, if the FF application was rejected by the CPB for concerns regarding odor. ...(full comment)

Concord Planning Board delays poultry plant decision

I seriously doubt that this will solve the problem. The trolls will most likely find a way around it. If the CM had properly policed the site from the beginning we would not have come to this point. ...(full comment)

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy