Comments by Steve Bulger formerly mainexile

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Old Adage?

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

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Amazing!

Makes me wonder how we Boomers ever survived childhood, playing so many high-risk games...GAMES!! Who knew???

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???

What does this have to do with Hanoi Jane's reprehensible actiions? I have an enormous amount of empathy and admiration for any POW - they deserve all the respect and gratitude our nation and people can offer.

As for you "liberals", I grew up in a Maine that was fiscally and socially conservative. It wasn't until the liberals "from away" began coming in droves and bringing their irresponsible social and financial policies with them that Maine started to become the welfare state that it is now. So while Maine is my place of birth, I will never live there again because of people such as yourself. Thanks for your part in changing Maine from a dream state to a nightmare.

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Try again, Ron

I have no need to re-study world history; I know that the Vietnam "police action" (Congress never declared war) was unwinnable. Nevertheless, whether the reasons for our actions were legitimate, America lost soldiers, sailors and airmen to an armed enemy. Returning servicemembers were treated with derision and disdain and had the sense that they were considered criminals for following the orders of their military and civilian superiors. The last thing our deployed troops needed was a recognizable public figure (Fonda) appearing alongside NVM military officers while sitting on an anti-aircraft gun. Her actions may not fit the legal definition of "treason", but in the words of SCOTUS Justice Potter Stewart commenting on another legal precept, "I know it when I see it."

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Unbelievable!!

Well shipmate (and it torques my jaw to use that term with you), I cannot understand how anyone who served during the Vietnam "police action" could ever endorse or forgive the actions of people like Jane Fonda, who protested in North Vietnam, or Bill Clinton, who protested at the U.S. embassy in London. Their actions are treasonous, and your apathy and apologetic stance are unforgivable. Maybe it's time for you to pack up and return to Illinois to sell your load of bovine excrement there. (And I'm ashamed to say that I shared the same uniform as you.)

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Worthwhile Effort

Hopefully, those who grew up in the River Valley will read this article and join many people who have already donated through the link you have listed. It is a simple, quick and easy way to donate to a cause that provides not only recreational activities to the area, but also economic stimulus to local businesses. I encourage all current and former residents of the area to look into their hearts and dig into their wallets to donate to the effort to keep open Black Mountain of Maine.

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Mea culpa, Paul

I thought you were responding to the comment by Jerry. As a native Mainer and a current NH resident (can't tolerate my home state's tax policies and liberal philosophy), I'm all for anything Maine's tax-and-spend legislature passes to drive more business into NH - keeps my taxes lower. Good luck dealing with those fools in Augusta.

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Whaaaat?

What does a half-cent sales tax in Minnesota have to do with NH?

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So please tell me, Claire,

How does a private seller who is not a LEO and does not hold a Federal Firearms License (FFL) go about obtaining a background check on a prospective buyer? The FBI-NICS e-check system is not accessible by the average person. Again, does this bill require local, county and state police to initiate a background check on behalf of the private seller?

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Process?

So, does Dion's bill provide a means for private sellers to obtain a firearms background check on the potential buyer? The NICS e-check system is available only to FFLs and LEOs. Will this new legislation require local/county/state police office personnel to process a private seller's background check of a prospective buyer? If not, the bill provides penalties for failure to comply but not the means to avoid penalties.