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January 2, 2017

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Welcome to Deerfield Taxpayers

January 9, 2014

Deerfield Taxpayers

 Deerfield,NH is like many small towns, we depend on a core group of individuals that seem to be everywhere in town government.   Though we appreciate the work of our town residents we also know that any government left unchecked can result in poorly managed town affairs.   We are not here to create roadblocks but to  make the affairs of the town  known to those that seek a more informed assessment of the job our leaders are doing and how they are handling our tax monies.

We hope this little newsletter will help you when it comes time to choose the best leaders for our town.

Welcome to  Deerfield Taxypayers

Editors and Staff

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Welcome to Deerfield Taxpayers

September 11, 2013

 Deerfield,NH is like many small towns.  We depend on a core group of individuals that seem to be

 everywhere in town government.   Though we appreciate the work of our town residents we also know that any government left unchecked can result in poorly managed town affairs.   We are not here to create roadblocks but to  make the affairs of the town  known to those that seek a more informed assessment of the job our leaders are doing and how they are handling our tax monies.   

We hope this little newsletter will help you when it comes time to choose the best leaders for our town.

Welcome to  Deerfield Taxypayers

Editors and Staff

Cat Walk Jigsaw Puzzle

August 18, 2013

Featured Adoption? Jake the friendly Beagle

January 12, 2011

Jake is a 3.5 yr old male Beagle. He is very friendly and gets along with other dogs. Jake will need to be neutered and his rabies shots.

Debbie Blochlinger
savethatdog@hotmail.com

Featured Rescue: SAVE THAT DOG

January 12, 2011

SRL, Inc: Save That Dog! Rescue That Dog! Love That Dog!
http://www.savethatdog.yolasite.com
Our Mission is to rescue or save dogs that are threatened to be put to sleep. We will help that dog to find a safe and loving fur-ever home.
contact: Debbie Blochlinger savethatdog@hotmail.com
*Katherines note: I have been working with Debbie on finding N.E. homes for these dogs.
If you could foster any of these adoptable dogs contact Katherine therapuppy@yahoo.com

Say NO to Bobcat trapping

January 7, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Just say ‘no’ to trapping of bobcats in state
My sources inform me that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department intends to open up a fur trapping season on bobcats at the conclusion of its current research with the University of New Hampshire to estimate the state’s bobcat population.

And it has the nerve to ask the unsuspecting public to help achieve its objective.

In a recent press release, Fish and Game’s Mark Ellingwood asks people to report bobcat sightings to the department if you are “supportive of our research efforts.”

I don’t know about you, but I am certainly unsupportive of the research because Fish and Game intends to use the results to open up the now closed trapping and hunting seasons to bobcats.

If you are against the trapping and hunting of bobcats, then let Fish and Game know by signing the petition that 2,300 people already have signed to say “no” to trapping and hunting of New Hampshire bobcats at http://tinyurl.com/saveNHbobcats

You can help save New Hampshire bobcats.

Suzanne L. Fournier

Coordinator

Speaking for Animals in NH

katherine alexander
therapuppy.com
therapuppy@yahoo.com

http://haikuleaks.tetalab.org/

January 3, 2011

http://haikuleaks.tetalab.org/

A programer found poetry in the wikileaks cables..of sorts.
He created a program that would identify Haiku s with in the leaks
They are not true to Haiku form but have 5- 7 -5
I am sure many here could do better then I
but for what it;’s worth here is my wikileak Haiku

lies – hidden – exposed
Julian leaks on my screen
are you a rapist?

http://www.vrg.org – Veg/vegan resource for nutrition!

December 29, 2010

re: JewishVeg.com & vrg.org

Above are two resources for eating veg. and or vegan. VRG.org is an excellent source about nutrition and meal planning.

Jewishveg.org has lots of good food information and also the ethical/Jewish views on eating veg./vegan.

I have often defended my choice of not eating meat. My University of New Hampshire nutrition course was a long commercial for meat and dairy. In fact my Prof. said in class for all to hear I would have osteo due to my veg. diet. Oddly enough my bone density test came back nearly at the top 1.8 out of 2.0. Still my Prof insisted
in front of the class that meat and dairy were part of the needed food groups. When I asked what was wrong with soy or rice milk she said “they are too hard to find in the store” ” I don’t think most people could find them any way”. So her basis for advocating dairy was she thought people were to stupid to locate the soy or rice milk. My grocery store has some soy milk right in the dairy case, but the Prof at the University of New Hampshire in Durham,NH was sure this was too hard for the average shopper.

During the semester I went to the Dept head and asked her about nutrition and veg/vegan diets. At first she was insistent that dairy,meat and fish were necessary for a healthy diet. Then as we discussed why she thought this it comes out her daughter and grand daughter are both vegetarians and she said both were very healthy.

Now get this….once again from a different UNH Prof I hear “people could be healthy on a veg. diet but they would have to eat healthy” DUHHH Is this not the same issue for meat eaters. We all have to choose healthy meals over snack food. So once again a UNH prof thinks You the average consumer is just too stupid to feed your self.

There is an arrogance in the attitude that you could not find soy milk in a store or reason that an apple is a better snack then hard candy.

My Christmas Story

December 24, 2010

In the mood: A Christmas tale
I’ll have a blue Christmas, Caribbean blue if you please. Hot Hot
HOT. No store Santas. No chill No snow. No old movies (apologies to
Miracle on 54th street). No Singing the same old old songs. No sugar
plums dancing on my head, in my head or around my bed. NO NO NO
reindeer landing , dancing or doing the hully gully on the roof.

Dreams are made of wishes like these. Dreams of escape from forced
cheer and patriotic spending to boost the economy.
Reality bites. The truth is I am as corn ball as Iowa crops, but with
a twist of key lime. Call me Mrs. Claus Call me Christmas tree
ornament making Martha Stewart. Call me suburban euro trash with
white lights on the porch. Call me after the holidaze.

It is not so much Christmas,the holiday, I shy from but the timing ,
the crowded malls and the competition for parking. End of the year,
who thought that day up? Thanksgiving behind us and New Years ahead,
Christmas should be the sweet filling in between but ends up being
made of artificial sweetner now a days. If Christmas past was a home
made cookie made by Grandma in the family kitchen,todays Christmas is
an over priced massed produced ‘sugar free’ ‘fat free’ “Cookie
Grande” with artificial color, aritificial flavor, and bought with
a credit card. I need Christmas shopping in December like Paris
Hilton needs a self esteem boost.
While I freeze here in my car waiting for the Black Friday sales to
start, signaled by the opening of the mall doors, I am tired and over
extended in many ways.
She wanted the tickle me Elmo. How do you explain to a child that she
has bought into a capitalist consumer trap? She barely grasps the
basics of subtraction, unless you are subtracting a cookie from her
hand. How do I keep my ‘good christian’ standing and not indoctrinate
her into a life of sublimation through spending?

I get out of the car and join the line waiting outside the doors. I
don’t really walk I stomp. My stomping has aroused the suspicions of
the Christmas Queen. A cheery shopper, she eyes me between her
twinkling blue sights. I stop stomping and look at her in that dazed
way. We are Enemies I want to scream . I want to explain the
international human rights and environmental implications of buying
toys from China. I stomp away……Jingle all the way.
UGH……… I find my space in line. “hear those sleigh bells ring a
ling ching ching ching a ling….” arggggg Who brought the music? Now
I am still stomping my feet but this time to stay warm. I start to
stomp to the music’s beat, but then catch myself.
I resume my wait. The crowd perks up! Ah! the manager and staff are
at the doors. On your mark, get ready……..

With a dignified half trot, run, skip jump I reach the Tickle Me
Elmo. I hold the dear little doll , perhaps a bit too tight. The
competition is fierce and I almost want to give the doll to someone,
just to break the spell of the self centered greed fest. But I have
that little Angel card in my pocket and it pricks my hip and my
grumpy sagging spirits.
The card reads ‘ girl 5 years old loves Tickle me Elmo’. I almost
reach the door when I look down at my naked Elmo doll. No wrapping
paper no ribbon no nuttin.
I jingle jangle my way around the crowd of shoppers wrestling in the
ailes. I wish that was just a euphamism, they really are getting
pushy. This is not just a charity mission this is a Green Berret
special ops mission. ” your goal is simple” “Get the doll and Get
out” ‘ May God be with you”.
I find my self in the parking lot with my halo slighty showing under
my ski cap as I wrap my Elmo doll. I make every crease line up. I
order the ribbon into elaborate designs and command a rebellious roll
of tape into submission. Perfection. I take my Angel card from my
pocket and slip it under the pressed ribbon.
I don’t know what the future will be like for this little girl. I do
know that this Christmas I will make ‘ girl 5 years old loves Tickle
me Elmo’ a little happy maybe she will feel a little loved. I notice
my toe tapping to the music..arg…….