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Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:20:53 pm »

NH liberty update: Massachusetts authoritarians are pushing for a crackdown against New Hampshire signs!  Click link, if available, or see video descrip for details.

http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1385485453/Business-owner-wants-illegal-signs-to-come-down
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Re: Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 05:29:41 pm »

NH liberty update: Massachusetts authoritarians are pushing for a crackdown against New Hampshire signs!  Click link, if available, or see video descrip for details.

http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1385485453/Business-owner-wants-illegal-signs-to-come-down


Those signs are good. NH needs more revenue if its going to seceded.
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Re: Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 10:53:21 pm »

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According to the bylaw, signs are restricted to the lot of land on which a business is located, Lovering said. There are provisions for temporary roadside signs, such as parking and campaign signs or those advertising property that is for sale or lease.

If strictly enforced, any business that erects signs off its property, even those that are directional, are in violation. Even the small, tent-shaped signs many businesses place at the entrances to their properties advertising specials or particular products are not allowed, Lovering said. He said many businesses owners mistakenly think those signs are allowed if they are brought inside in the evening.

"I know that many business owners in town believe that," he said. "But if you read the sign bylaw, it doesn't say that."

Salisbury has a strong anti-business environment.  There is a reason that so many people work and shop in Seabrook, NH.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 11:30:04 pm »

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According to the bylaw, signs are restricted to the lot of land on which a business is located, Lovering said. There are provisions for temporary roadside signs, such as parking and campaign signs or those advertising property that is for sale or lease.

If strictly enforced, any business that erects signs off its property, even those that are directional, are in violation. Even the small, tent-shaped signs many businesses place at the entrances to their properties advertising specials or particular products are not allowed, Lovering said. He said many businesses owners mistakenly think those signs are allowed if they are brought inside in the evening.

"I know that many business owners in town believe that," he said. "But if you read the sign bylaw, it doesn't say that."

Salisbury has a strong anti-business environment.  There is a reason that so many people work and shop in Seabrook, NH.

I hear there's a sizable number of free staters in Seabrook. Is that true?
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Re: Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 02:11:45 pm »

I hear there's a sizable number of free staters in Seabrook. Is that true?

I think there has been a constant stream of 2-7 since Max moved to Seabrook.   
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Re: Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 10:24:26 pm »

There are quite a few liberty people here, already.  We are working on a number of projects, including the Reality Tribune paper.  We have a couple more citizen's petitions going on the ballot, specifically, allowing a Budget Committee to go over both the Town and School District's default budgets to make sure that everything is in order.

As far as those signs are concerned, too bad, heh heh!

Here's a reply from one reader on that story:
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Maybe instead of complaining about competition - MA business owners should lobby their politicians to do away with the state sales tax!! Oh yeah wait - Its Massachusetts - they keep voting in the same idiots time and time again....

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One Salisbury businessman said it's hard enough to run a successful, year-round business these days without outside merchants coming into town and putting up illegal signs seeking to entice customers elsewhere to spend their money.

Tim Lamprey, owner of Harbor Garden Center on Bridge Road, recently approached the Board of Selectmen with concerns that the signs touting businesses primarily from sales tax-free New Hampshire have become an epidemic.

Lamprey said Massachusetts businesses on the New Hampshire border face enough challenges without having Granite State merchants barging into town and scooping up customers through illegal advertisements along Salisbury roads.

One weekend, Lamprey said he counted seven signs planted in a traffic island across from Salisbury Public Library, located in the town square along busy Route 110. Lamprey declined to name the business, but described it as a mattress store in Rye, N.H.

He also said there's a trailer with a New Hampshire registration parked on Lafayette Road displaying a sign the size of a billboard promoting a Hampton Falls, N.H., oil provider. Lamprey said it's not an abandoned trailer. Someone regularly changes the sign to reflect the market price for heating fuel.
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Re: Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 02:42:53 am »

Socialists hate competition.
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Re: Mass. authoritarians seek govt. crackdown on NH signs
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 12:04:27 am »

All the more need to compete with them!

Make New Hampshire as free, as low taxed, as lightly regulated, as open, tolerant, and respectful as possible.  Create and protect as much choice, as much liberty, and as strong protection for our Constitutional Rights as we are able to maintain.

Let our authoritarian neighbors justify tyranny to their own people.
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