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US: New Hampshire (News/Activism)

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  • A Dude Named Weed Is Trying to Raise the Beer Tax in New Hampshire (Demoncrat)

    01/18/2013 2:11:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 18 2013 | David A Graham
    And other lessons on how morality can affect policy, from New England to the Bible Belt Some people like to smoke marijuana. Some people like to drink beer. And some people like to do both. The amount that they do each depends on incentives -- for example, easy accessibility or higher prices of one of them -- but it's fair to say that for many people weed and beer are what economists would call substitute goods: if your consumption of one goes up, the other will go down, a phenomenon scientists have quantified in various contexts. Enter into this tension...
  • New Hampshire State Rep. Cynthia Chase Opposes a Free Society

    01/04/2013 2:37:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://thefreeeconomy.com ^ | december 28, 2012 | jeff
    New Hampshire State Representative Cynthia Chase believes that the principles of liberty, sound money, and free markets are a threat to her state and society as a whole. Her rather unflattering viewpoints on libertarian principles stems from the growing movement known as the Free State Project. Here is her opinion on the Free State Project and freedom as a whole: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly...
  • NH Statehouse gun ban gaining support

    12/26/2012 10:24:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    eagletribune.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Doug Ireland
    Some New Hampshire lawmakers see it as much-needed change following a deadly attack on a Connecticut school, while others view it as an assault on citizen rights. But one thing is clear — there are sure to be many strong words fired back and forth when legislators gather in January to consider reinstatement of a weapons ban at the Statehouse. The move comes only two years after Republicans successfully repealed a previous restriction. The House of Representatives will meet Jan. 2 to consider the ban, recommended in a 6-4 vote along party lines Thursday by the House Rules Committee. Democrats...
  • JD, New Hampshire on Bailout of Covered Jurisdictions Under the Voting Rights Act

    12/21/2012 8:56:43 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies
    DoJ ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    In the department’s view, these covered towns and townships have met the requirements necessary for bailout.
  • Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

    12/18/2012 12:54:03 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2012
    What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account ... We’re glad he won’t be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional. * * * Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets
  • Lawyers agree that residents have rights on lethal force(NH)

    12/10/2012 5:43:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Staff
    At a community meeting in Bedford Thursday, a resident asked the police chief under what circumstances a resident could use lethal force against a burglar. "Say you're asleep, you hear a noise, glass breaks, you hear somebody in there, you know they don't belong," said the resident, who didn't provide his name. "Are you expected to ascertain whether they're armed if you have the ability to take them out legally?" Joking that he's not a lawyer but has been accused of being one, Chief John Bryfonski sidestepped the question, saying it's inappropriate for him to provide a legal opinion. "The...
  • New Hampshire Teachers Call Flip-Flop, Tank Top Ban ‘Condescending’

    12/02/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Just how far has the culture in government schools devolved? School district efforts to professionalize staff is now considered an affront to teachers. At least that’s the attitude emanating from teachers in the Hampton, New Hampshire SAU 90 school district. The school board is considering an update to its dress-code policy for teachers, and, according to Seacoastonline.com, “several teachers are insulted such a policy exists, telling them blue jeans, sneakers, flip-flops and tank tops are off limits.” Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said staff members feel the proposed policy is “derogatory and condescending.” It’s derogatory to ask professionals to dress a little...
  • Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study

    11/28/2012 1:32:16 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Oct 2012 | Scott Cohn
    As costs of college soars (with thanks to absurd union salaries and benefits, as well as absurd administrator salaries and benefits), those attending college have increasing trouble paying back loans. ... a stunning 37.8 percent of recent graduates are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. The study said that means wages are depressed, making the situation for graduates even more difficult.
  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • Newly elected Nashua representative Laughton a convicted felon

    11/26/2012 6:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 21 replies
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | 11/26/2012 | DANIELLE CURTIS
    Newly elected state representative Stacie Laughton, a Gate City Democrat, has been getting national attention since her win earlier this month, which made her the first openly transgender elected official in the state. But this weekend, that attention turned negative after a story in the Laconia Daily Sun revealed that Laughton served four months in jail in 2008 on felony charges of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. According to information from the Laconia Daily Sun, Laughton was no stranger to Laconia police. In addition to the conspiracy to commit fraud charges, Laughton was charged with slashing the tires of...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • N.H. lawyer held on sexual exploitation, porn charges

    11/21/2012 6:22:53 AM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Matt Stout
    A Granite State lawyer is now in federal custody after authorities say she brought an underage girl to Canada and forced her to perform sexual acts in front of a camera. Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester has been ordered held pending her January trial on federal sexual exploitation and child porn charges. Biron — arrested last week on those charges — was already facing seven counts of possession of child abuse images in Manchester District Court, where a criminal complaint alleges she had five videotapes and two photographs of an underage female engaged in sexual conduct with an unknown male.
  • Former US Sen. Warren Rudman dies at 82

    11/20/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Former Sen. Warren B. Rudman, who co-authored a ground-breaking budget balancing law, championed ethics and led a commission that predicted the danger of homeland terrorist attacks before 9/11, has died. He was 82.
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral...
  • CNN: New Hampshire Called For Obama

    11/06/2012 7:10:28 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6/2012
    Title says it all....
  • Drudge has exit polls with O leading OH, PA, MI, NH MI

    11/06/2012 2:49:44 PM PST · by shoedog · 215 replies
    Drudge Media polls | 11/6/2012 | self
    Here we go usual exit poll data good for D, what is the truth? Doesn't make sense with the exit polling data on economy and right track wrong track
  • Data the Romney Campaign is Looking At

    11/06/2012 2:47:03 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/6/12 | Rich Lowry
    This is what the Romney folks say is encouraging them. Passed along for what it’s worth: CO: Adams County (lean D county) – strong R turnout based on morning data – on track to win since first time in 1984. AB/EV margins will be hard for them to overcome today. Right now – it’s a virtual tie. Arapahoe (Swing County) – 4860 D, 5271 R – Election Day so far Over 83% of the vote was AB/EV – Dem: 75653 Rep: 75812 Jefferson County (Swing) – 78738 D, 85378 R for AB/EV Waiting on election day Teller County (Hard GOP)...
  • New Hampshire -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!

    11/06/2012 6:19:42 AM PST · by CWW · 24 replies
    Vanity Press | 11-06-2012 | cww
    Post your New Hampshire morning voting observations here. We're particualrly interested in Freeper observations in predominantly democrat districts.
  • Final Romney Rally Rocks New Hampshire: 10K Overflow Crowd at 11PM

    11/06/2012 2:45:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/6/12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney closed his campaign in the state where it began -- New Hampshire -- in front of a raucous, energetic, and enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 at the Verizon Center. Thousands more people were outside of the arena, unable to get into the event.  “This is a special moment for Ann and for me because this is where our campaign began," Romney said, noting that his victory in New Hampshire's primary put him "on the path to win the Republican nomination." Rock Star Kid Rock performed at the event, which Romney used to contrast his hopeful message for America with...
  • Obama, Romney Tie in Dixville Notch

    11/06/2012 2:15:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Nov 6 2012 | Z. Byron Wolf
    The first votes are in! Ten of them, anyway. And it's an Obama, Romney tie. The small hamlet of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire distinguishes itself every primary and general election by voting right at midnight.