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Sunday
Oct192014

FreeKeeneNews - Pumpkin Fest Riot VIDEO: Keene Police Ignore Massive Bottle Fight 

Keene Police Ignore Massive Bottle Fight

Violence, Property Destruction, Littering as Police Do Nothing. I'd heard there were police with riot gear breaking up a party so I headed down to the college neighborhood yesterday around 6pm. Blake Street was packed with people when I arrived, but police were at about a block away in each direction. I asked one house if I could get up on their porch to get a better shot of the crowd and he was gracious enough to invite me up into his room to get a shot from the second story. In the few moments it took to get up there, the large crowd had split and bottles were being thrown. While I don't think the police should be arresting people for victimless crimes, this was actual criminality. People were getting hurt, property was destroyed and littered upon. Of course, because they have no obligation to protect you, Keene Police decided to stay safely down the street. Here's video from the middle of the bottle war.

More video coming soon to Free Keene.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions or would like to interview an activist,
Ian Freeman
Blogger, FreeKeene.com
Saturday
Oct182014

ALG's Daily Grind - Security Issues jump to fore with Ebola crisis 

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Oct. 17, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Security Issues jump to fore with Ebola crisis
The federal government has a primary national security responsibility, and this 2014 election may just be the first in a decade that turns on this key issue that has waned from the collective consciousness since the end of the Cold War.

CDC last month on Ebola: 'outbreak is just a plane trip away'
Days before Thomas Duncan was identified as U.S. patient zero in Dallas, CDC director Tom Frieden warned on White House blog: "infectious diseases do not recognize borders, and a disease outbreak is just a plane trip away."

Schiff: Governments need inflation, economies don't
"While politicians, CEOs and economists talk about demand stimulus and the avoidance of a deflationary trap, Evans-Pritchard reminds us that inflation is all, and always, about debt management."

Saturday
Oct182014

Josiah Bartlett Center - Two Billion Dollar Spending Increase is Fantasy Theater that Should End 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

 
 

The executive branch just proposed a $2 billion increase in state spending and no one wants to talk about it. The budget process starts in October and the executive branch proposed spending $12.5 billion. Everyone involved admits this is an unrealistic and ridiculous place to start but no one wants to disown it just yet. Everyone involved in state budgeting should publicly repudiate the requests as unrealistic fantasies and commit to repealing the law that supposedly requires this bit of theater.

The state adopts a two-year budget in June each odd-numbered year but the process begins eight months earlier in the October preceding each general election. The governor’s final proposal must be presented in February but four months earlier her department heads are required by law to present their initial budgets. That initial budget this year asks for $12.5 billion over two years compared to the $10.5 authorized for the current budget....Click here to keep reading

 
Saturday
Oct182014

BostonGlobe.com Headlines - October 17, 2014 

The Boston Globe

 

 

 

Here are highlights from today's Globe:

         
  • Patrick’s legacy shows dents: As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters. Michael Levenson reports.
 
  • In N.H. Senate race, suddenly the issue is abortion: US Senate candidate Scott Brown is spending considerable time and resources trying to extinguish the brush fire of doubt that keeps flaring up over his support for women’s access to abortion and contraception. Carol Robidoux details the race.
   
Saturday
Oct182014

BostonGlobe.com CAPITAL Headlines - October 17, 2014 

The Boston Globe

 

 

 

Here are highlights from Capital today:

  • Patrick’s legacy shows dents: As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters. Michael Levenson reports.
 
  • In N.H. Senate race, suddenly the issue is abortion: US Senate candidate Scott Brown is spending considerable time and resources trying to extinguish the brush fire of doubt that keeps flaring up over his support for women’s access to abortion and contraception. Carol Robidoux details the race.