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Old 03-23-2018, 11:01 AM
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Yes, Joe, it is a Massachusetts thing do to the infestation of liberals. They just started uncovering thousands of hours of phony shifts for which they paid over $200,000 to state troopers. They can smoke dope on Sundays in Mass but you can't go hunting.

Two state chemists are doing time for giving false reports on drug analysis then "disposing", meaning selling the drugs for profit, or personal use. The next batch of convictions is about to be released back out because of fraudulent convictions -- 11,000 bad guys. Massachusetts -- the Samalyland of North America.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:51 PM
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Sounds a lot like business as usual in Trenton and Albany.
Here's a rip off from Nassau County Long Island.
While Christmas shopping in Nassau Co. I made one of those right on red turns which are legal but failed to come to a complete, 100%, dead in the road stop. The camera got me. Fine $50, Driver Responsibility Fee ? $45, Public Safety Fee ? WTFook ? $55 and to top it off I have a Convenience Fee to pay it online $6. Something stinks.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:28 AM
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Everything changes when citizens feel they are being cheated. When they believe they have been cheated, they are not comfortable supporting the good guys. I was a career teacher who told children the police were the good guys. Stopped for 40 mph in a 30, it cost me $900, counting the MV insurance sir charge. They eventually did away with that surcharge because people were running from the police and getting killed in the high speed chases.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:41 PM
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Sounds a lot like business as usual in Trenton and Albany.
Here's a rip off from Nassau County Long Island.
While Christmas shopping in Nassau Co. I made one of those right on red turns which are legal but failed to come to a complete, 100%, dead in the road stop. The camera got me. Fine $50, Driver Responsibility Fee ? $45, Public Safety Fee ? WTFook ? $55 and to top it off I have a Convenience Fee to pay it online $6. Something stinks.
It's almost like we wouldn't care as much if they just charged us one (ridiculously high) fee. When they break it down like that it just sounds stupid. On a similar...well, sort of...note...
We were recently on vacation in Charleston S.C. I knew at they end of our trip they would charge us a "resort fee" ($18/day for stuff like beach chairs that are already out there)...they're all doing it...even in Lake Placid. But there was also a $2/day "destination fee" mandated by S.C.! I said to the guy behind the counter, " I know this probably isn't your fault but what the heck IS that?". Basically, all out-of-staters get charged...for going on vacation. Like one of my coworkers says, "The inmates have taken over the asylum..."
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:51 AM
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That is the kind of stuff that causes people to stay home. Maine has all kind of weird crap intended for out-of-staters, aka "Folks from away". You won't believe the many times we thought about a trip to Maine and decided against it. People just want a level playing field. When they don't get it, they don't come back. Only Maine has two Opening Days to deer season: one for them and a later one for non-residents. Now, when you go to court in Maine, you wonder how much equal protection is there for we non-residents.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:57 AM
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The latest enforcement hitch has been sending people out of the hunting woods because their hunter orange does not have the required excitation level for suitable hunter safety. If a person is wearing hunter orange that has faded some over years of use it seems to me that should be enough to protect him; at least a warning.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:35 AM
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This spring turkey hunting we had a nice conversation with a Conservation Officer. He expressed concern with not seeing anybody out hunting opening day. He said that hunting license sales indicate a decline in hunting interest. While this is a national problem, it seems worse in Massachusetts. It could be the local anti-hunting/anti-gun which so permeates in liberal regions like Mass that is decreasing interest. There are so many regulations, permits, that the risk of breaking a reg that you failed to see is great enough for people to say, "screw it, I'll watch TV at home." I know that SW fishing is dead with our grown children who grew up with it. License, measuring and counting scup, split seasons different for each state, is just too much. In hunting, they have the $100 gun permit for hunting, before the license, the tags, and reading a half inch thick regulations book.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:10 PM
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That is the kind of stuff that causes people to stay home. Maine has all kind of weird crap intended for out-of-staters, aka "Folks from away". You won't believe the many times we thought about a trip to Maine and decided against it. People just want a level playing field. When they don't get it, they don't come back. Only Maine has two Opening Days to deer season: one for them and a later one for non-residents. Now, when you go to court in Maine, you wonder how much equal protection is there for we non-residents.
Several years ago my wife and I went up to Kennebunkport for a few days. I-90 something , big sign as I enter Maine advising me that I will be drawn and quartered publicly ( well almost ) if I drink and drive. The sign was as big as Rhody.
I don't condone drinking and driving but I sensed a little overkill in the attitude in Maine, so I taxi cabbed every day / night trip. Cost a few bucks.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:28 PM
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We have spent years in Maine fishing and I can tell you Maine is 100 years behind the free world. No equal protection under the law; stairs are figured wrong -- you'll trip; in faucets warm water can be on the right.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:26 AM
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I see where Massachusetts Fishery regs have lowered minimum size on scup to 9 inches. Big F Deal!
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Important if one is a scup.
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Important if one is a scup.
I have this built in distrust for officialdom. I mean the flippin scup pave the bottom and clean a hook like paranya and they actually impose size and bag limits on the things. You want to see all the violations posted at the fish and game enforcement website over scup! That stuff just reinforces my contempt for enforcement policies.
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If you want to see examples of crooked cops, come to Massachusetts. Each day the list of indictments of state troopers who stole thousands of dollars in overtime pay gets longer and longer. In some cases the money count of unworked overtime charged to the state was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Then we have the state chemist Dukan who for years testified in court about the ident of purported drugs, then either sold or consumed them herself. Her qualifications for being a "Chemist" were bogus. For this she went to jail and the courts had to throw out thousands of illegal convictions. The new replacement chemist was also thrown out for qualifications fraud. Massachusetts is a third world country where the only legal thing they can do is find fault with President Trump. Oh, and they also report it well in the newspapers.
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If you want to see examples of crooked cops, come to Massachusetts. Each day the list of indictments of state troopers who stole thousands of dollars in overtime pay gets longer and longer. In some cases the money count of unworked overtime charged to the state was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Then we have the state chemist Dukan who for years testified in court about the ident of purported drugs, then either sold or consumed them herself. Her qualifications for being a "Chemist" were bogus. For this she went to jail and the courts had to throw out thousands of illegal convictions. The new replacement chemist was also thrown out for qualifications fraud. Massachusetts is a third world country where the only legal thing they can do is find fault with President Trump. Oh, and they also report it well in the newspapers.
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If you want to see examples of crooked cops, come to Massachusetts. Each day the list of indictments of state troopers who stole thousands of dollars in overtime pay gets longer and longer. In some cases the money count of unworked overtime charged to the state was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Then we have the state chemist Dukan who for years testified in court about the ident of purported drugs, then either sold or consumed them herself. Her qualifications for being a "Chemist" were bogus. For this she went to jail and the courts had to throw out thousands of illegal convictions. The new replacement chemist was also thrown out for qualifications fraud. Massachusetts is a third world country where the only legal thing they can do is find fault with President Trump. Oh, and they also report it well in the newspapers.

My hometown newspaper, in the socialist state of Massachusettes, that I delivered as a boy, and which I now call The "SUB" Standard Times, is so very unbalanced in their left leaning, Trump bashing editorials, every day spouting their anti capitalism pro socialism agenda. They had the gaul to run a front page story on July 3, stating that being proud of our country is wrong and is something to be ashamed of.
I cancelled my subscription years ago, but my 98 year old MIL, who lives with my wife and I, gets it and reads it cover to cover, she usually gives me the sports page, but they f'd that up too, throwing their support to NFL players who think kneeling for the anthem is a good time to protest. These spoiled jackasses are too self absorbed to realize the sacrifice the men and women of our armed forces have made, and show absolutely no respect for them and those who died for our freedom.


One more thing.....CNN SUCKS
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