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“Footloose” At Opera House

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Contributing Writer

and hope. One of the more meaningful ways for many of remembering the resurrection of Jesus (resurrection meaning rising from the dead) is the Easter Sunrise Service. I remember those times in my youth when the members of one church or several jointly would gather at some outside location at sunrise on Easter Sunday to sing and hear the reading of Scripture and the mes-

sage about the resurrection by a Pastor, and later giving some of those messages myself. The outdoor atmosphere and the dawn of a new day helps one to imagine the circumstances of that day many hundreds of years ago when Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The Sunrise Services have not always been accompanied by the sight of a rising sun, however, See SMITH on 24

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It comes every year on its assigned date, that date being the first Sunday after the first full moon after or on the 21st day of March. It is the Christian holy day called Easter, though some Christians prefer to call the day Resurrection Sunday in an attempt to emphasize the Biblical reason for the celebration rather than the more

secular traditions associated with the name Easter. Nevertheless, Easter Sunday as we know it is the one day above all others during the year when most Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, the Christ or Messiah, from the dead. The related events of the death and the events following resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth are crucial to Christian faith


Easter In New Hampshire And Our Spiritual Heritage

The Rochester Opera House will present “Footloose The Musical” from May 2-19. Tickets, which start at $18, are on sale now to the general public. The Opera House box office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, and in person at the box office located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation. This show is sponsored by DF Richard, Studley’s Flower Gardens, The Rochester Voice. For ticket purchasing and more information, call (603) 335-1992 or visit


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What’s Going On Meow? Donations Needed to Help With Feral Trapping Season

It is spring and the feral cats’ hearts turn to thoughts of making babies. We are heavily into our trapping season, and need donations of large dog kennels (lab and retriever sized) to give them a comfortable place to sleep after we get them spayed or neutered. We also expect to get in a large number of kittens from feral moms that can be socialized and adopted. We use large plastic totes to give the moms a quiet dark place to have and raise their kittens safely. Clean used totes are great for this. Contact thosecatrescuepeople@gmail. com and we can pick them up!

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It is an old story, young beagle mix girl meets black lab boy, and love… er…puppies result. Abigail, and several other pregnant dogs need safe fosters to raise their puppies before they find new homes themselves. If you can foster near Concord, Chichester and Seacoast New Hampshire, Contact

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The State of New Hampshire has a program to help people with limited income spay and neuter their pets. It is a simple form and will pay for all but $25 of the spay or neuter as well as a rabies shot. Since the state requires all pets (including ferrets) to have rabies vaccines, this is an awesome service. There is only one employee running the program so it can take some time, but is well worth the wait. You can find the applications at


Roxy is a ten-year-old Alapaha Bulldog. She is looking for a forever home where she can spend as much time as possible with her humans! Roxy’s life was a bit chaotic before first coming to CVHS in September. Once in shelter care, she was often overlooked by adopters due to her age. After over two months, Roxy was finally adopted into what we hoped would be her forever home. ROXY Unfortunately, this home was not the right fit. Roxy returned to the shelter at the end of January. She has been waiting for her true forever home for a combined total of over 150 days. As a friendly, affectionate, and lively dog, Roxy makes a wonderful companion! She doesn’t let her age slow her down, and absolutely loves getting outside and going for walks! After she’s gotten her exercise, Roxy makes a great snuggle buddy for nap time! She has lots of love to give, and only asks for your love in return! Roxy must go to a home without any feline friends and with children aged 8+. She could live with another dog, but must meet any potential canine companions to determine compatibility. Will you accept the unconditional love of this sweet senior? Come meet Roxy at Cocheco Valley Humane Society at 262 County Farm Road in Dover, NH! For more information on adopting a pet, visit

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year old, great on a leash and loves riding in the car. He gets along with dogs and cats. All dogs are OLD neutered and up to date YELLER on vaccines. Adoption events are held every Sunday from 2-4 pm at Live and Let Live Farm’s Rescue & Sanctuary. Adoption information and application can be found on the website at www.


Mr. Max is 2 years old, very happy-go-lucky. He likes walks on the beach, lying in the sun, and riding in the car. Seeking a like-minded soul for companionship and a long term relationship. You can meet all of LLLF dogs at Sunday adoption events at the rescue. www.

Bonnie and Clyde! As inseparable as Bonnie and Clyde were in the history books, so too are these two senior cats who just happen to share the same names as those notorious humans. Unlike the humans, these beautiful creatures are ever so timid, BONNIE meek and sweet They came here together when their human caretaker could no longer meet their needs after spending all of their 11 years of life together. Here at the shelter they still love being together, they hide together, they snuggle together and CLYDE really are a sweet and timid a pair of cats as you will ever meet. These jellicle cats are king and queen of the night and truly deserve to snuggle up with you for the rest of their lives. So be a hip cat, be a ship’s cat and come out, meet this loveable pair and enjoy life knowing you have brought such boundless happiness to theirs. NH Humane Society / (603) 524-3252

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cause she found a cheap one-way plane ticket to Salt Lake City where she honed her talents on skis to become a member of the U.S. Moguls Team and to become the first female extreme skier. She just wasn’t the first gal to ski off cliffs, she was one of the very best extreme skiers. She’s has appeared in many ski movies, including Warren Miller flicks. In the late ‘90s she was voted most extreme woman athlete in North America and Powder magazine called her “The biggest icon in the ski industry.” Kristen Ulmer grew up in Henniker, NH. Ulmer comes back to Henniker to visit family and friends and has led WOW (Women’s Only Wednesdays) at Pats Peak

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Response To Ewing To the Editor: I would like to thank Don Ewing for responding to my comments in an earlier Letter to the Editor. I always find your interpretation of the Law, Immigration and it’s effect on United States Citizens interesting to say the least. It was good to see you referring to U.S. Citizens as U. S. Citizens. However it seems old habits may be hard to brake. You used the term Americans twice in your closing paragraph. You stated that “Illegal immigration is bad for most Americans”. At the beginning of your comments you stated “The people of North, South and Central America (There’s no

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Central America. Only TWO continent’s North and South America) are all Americans. Either you feel Immigration is bad for both North and South Americans or it’s bad for U. S. Citizens. Help me understand your meaning? What I’m trying to say is that Americans or America does not belong solely the United States or it’s Citizens. I also think the creation of Central America was a way to help create a separation from those living south of the United States. I also believe that if a person or persons cross into the United States Illegally and turns themselves in to a Immigration, Police or Border Official and ask for asylum, they are not Illegal Immigrants unless they are refused asylum (through the legal process) and do not leave the United States. John Brennick Rochester, NH.

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Signs Of Something

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

It has been a long time coming but I think…I think…spring has finally arrived. Some folks see spring as a time of renewal, some see it as the boring time in between winter and summer. No matter how you look at it, the signs of the changing season are all around us. The obvious ones, like buds on the trees and the sweet sounds of birds chirping in the morning sun, are the ones we welcome with relish. They remind us that, even though things are a little drab at the moment, it won’t be long until summer is here. There are other obvious signs as well, not all that are as gratifying. I would imagine not all of my signs of spring are the same as yours. You may have your own. For example. I know that spring is officially here when the leaves that I forgot (wink) to rake up in the fall and were eventually covered up by the first snowfall (which took its own darn time in getting here…. sheesh) have now once again been exposed. My bluff called once again. I know that spring is officially here when the first fireworks explosion, of what will be many until the cold of late fall, suddenly breaks the silence around 9:30pm on a quiet April evening just as I am drifting off to sleep. Like the leaves about to

bud on the trees, this is just the beginning. I know that spring is officially here when every single, possible route to work (and there are more than a few) holds a warning that there is a “Single Lane Ahead”. Those that suggest I “Find An Alternate Route” are obviously blind to the fact that I did just that after being informed to do the same thing only a few short minutes ago and that is why I am where I am at that moment in time. I know that spring is officially here when the 14 items or less sign at the supermarket checkout is now only merely suggestions on the weekends. (Obviously a strange New Hampshire custom that our spring visitors have a hard time adjusting to.) I know that spring is officially here when the TV weather forecast gets me excited about temperatures possibly reaching into the 70s, only to be disappointed the next day when they barely make it to the low 40s because of a “stubborn cold front” that just wouldn’t budge. Of course, I turn on the weather the next day only hoping to get fooled again. I know that spring is officially here when I watch the news broadcast a story about an 85-year old man who is preparing to run in his fifty-fifth Boston Marathon while I am enjoying my second chocolate covered cream filled donut for breakfast. I know that spring is officially here when many of us, myself included, keep a careful watch on when the ice finally goes out on Lake Winnipesaukee, even though we probably will rarely, if at all, use the lake all summer. There’s really not that much to do in the spring, I guess. I know that spring is

officially here when there is nothing but shorts and golf shirts for sale at the local clothing store even though it is below freezing in the morning and barely above forty the rest of the day. I know that spring is officially here when my oil burner only kicks on about seven or eight times a day. I know that spring is officially here when my mind, lacking for sufficient fresh air during the winter months, is fooled into thinking that fortynine degrees is actually a warm day. (This is the same mind that, being overly oxygenated in the summer, thinks the same forty-nine degrees is “freezing” in the fall.) I know that spring is officially here when I keep both a snow shovel and a rake at the ready, never knowing which one I will need the next day. I know that spring is officially here when I dig out my collection of summer shorts from the closet and try to figure out how in the heck they shrunk so much over the winter. (They haven’t even been washed.) I know that spring is officially here when I can’t think of much else to write about except signs of spring. What is your favorite sign of spring? Drop me a note and let me know. I know you don’t have that much to do at the moment. Happy Spring? Brendan is the author of “The Flatlander Chronicles” and “Best Of A F.O.O.L. In New Hampshire” available on his website BrendanTSmith. com

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False Accuser Shaun Lying King’s Record of Harm This week, “journalist, activist and humanitarian” Shaun King will give a keynote speech at the annual Innocence Netby Michelle Malkin work conferSyndicated Columnist ence in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event, whose attendees work to prevent and undo wrongful convictions, is “The Presumption of Innocence.” I’ve covered many flabbergasting things over the course of 25 years as a columnist, author, blogger and documentary host, but this one takes the cake. It was just three months ago that King recklessly exploited the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in Houston, Texas, to stoke racial fear and hatred. The little girl and her family, who are black, got caught in crossfire at a Walmart parking lot. The Black Lives Matter activist and columnist for the Intercept immediately pounced -using his huge Twitter platform, followed by 1.1 million people, to cast the incident as a racial hate crime. King splashed a photo of Robert Cantrell, a white man who had been arrested for robbery the same day as the Barnes shooting, all over social media. “We’ve had 20 people call or email us and say he is a racist, violent a--hole and always has been. Just tell me everything you know,” Social Justice Detective King incited on Twitter. Cantrell’s family members faced vitriol and death threats online as a result of the irresponsible gossipmongering. After two black men were arrested for the murder,

King sputtered to save his reputation -- first by claiming credit for passing on a tip that led to the arrests (which he kept quiet about while stoking anti-white hatred), and then by doubling down with a fake-but-accurate defense. “We live in a time where somebody could do something like this based purely on hate or race,” he smugly argued. “And that it turned out to not be the case I don’t think changes the devastating conclusion that people had thought something like that was possible.” There’s nothing “humanitarian” or exemplary about such an attitude. This is race-hustling cynicism at its worst. It’s par for the twisted course for King, who is a serial apologist for treating people as guilty until proven innocent and for threatening those who call him out (including critics within the progressive left who have alleged he has ripped off the movement). In May 2018, the Lying King led the witch hunt against innocent white Texas state trooper Daniel Hubbard by spreading the false claims of a black woman who lied about Hubbard raping her during a traffic stop. That admitted liar, Sherita Dixon-Cole, escaped prosecution based on a technicality. King’s reward? Moving up from the New York Daily News to a coveted position at the Harvard-affiliated Fair Punishment Project, which in part conducts research to prevent more wrongful convictions. In 2014, King promoted the anti-cop “hands up, don’t shoot” lie debunked by none other than the Obama Justice Department, yet he still doesn’t care about the truth. “I’m not going to parse evi-

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The Open Borders Agenda Rears Its Ugly Head This week, President Trump fired his homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. Nielsen was, according to media and the Democrats, by Ben Shapiro a monster of Syndicated Columnist the highest order. She was allegedly the force behind the caging of children (that practice began under President Barack Obama and actually ended under President Trump); she was supposedly a barbarian focused on keeping innocent brown children out of America. And Trump dumped her because even she was not cruel enough to please Genghis Trump, the left claimed. Stephen Colbert joked, “Sure, she put kids in cages, but Trump was upset. ... So he just needs someone who can be crueler to children than Kirstjen Nielsen.” Jimmy Kimmel made nearly the same joke:

“Goodbye, Kirstjen, and whoever replaces you permanently is going to have some very big cages to fill.” Trevor Noah quipped, “Basically, the only job she can get now is working with R. Kelly.” In reality, Trump fired Nielsen because he believed she hadn’t properly taken measures to rein in the humanitarian crisis at the border. That was half true -- she didn’t react with alacrity to change the necessary Homeland Security regulations, for example. But it was also a result of Trump’s changing whims with regard to border strategy. Trump was in favor of a no-tolerance border policy that necessarily resulted in family separations; then he was against it; then he was for it; then he was against it. Most of that vacillation resulted not from brutal bigotry, however, but from a simple fact: Democrats have simply not provided Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the resources necessary to prop-

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Venezuela’s Humanitarian Hell UNITED NATIONS

- Faced with an entrenched dictatorship, challenged by a deepening political crisis, and undermined by by John J. Metzler an escalating Syndicated Columnist humanitarian catastrophe, Venezuela is careening towards the edge of the cliff. The once-prosperous Latin American country has entered an explosive political limbo which threatens both Venezuela as well as regional security. The current crisis comprises three key challenges; political, diplomatic and humanitarian. Yet the root cause facing the oil-rich country of 33 million people remains chronic economic mismanagement and corruption. Political: The fraudulent reelection of Nicolás Maduro last year became the symptom of a much larger malaise; the accumulated political and economic legacy of twenty years of Hugo Chavez’s socialist revolution. Maduro, the buffoonish heir of the charismatic Chavez, has blundered his way through the last few years amid a collapsing economy. The ensuing economic stagnation inside Venezuela has ignited a political tinderbox of emotions between the left-wing government and the democratic

opposition. A tense meeting of the UN Security Council again addressed the expanding Venezuelan crisis. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking for the United States stated unambiguously, “We call on this body to stand up for democracy and the rule of law.” He added, “ the people of Venezuela have suffered under the heavy hand of oppression. The Maduro regime’s socialist policies have shrunk their economy by nearly half. In what was once one of the wealthiest countries in our hemisphere, 9 out of 10 people now live in poverty.” Add endemic food shortages, a free fall in social services, and a climate of domestic insecurity. VP Pence advised, “Thieves in Venezuela don’t rob banks; they rob restaurants for food.” Diplomatic: Then in an unexpected moment of high drama rarely seen in the Council, VP Pence warned clearly, “The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy. Nicolás Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power, and Nicolás Maduro must go.” Looking at the sitting delegation of Venezuela across the table, he added, “This body should revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations, recognize Interim President Juan Guaidó, and seat the representative of

the free Venezuelan government in this body without delay.” Pence then advised with an Reaganesque quip, “With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, you shouldn’t be here. You should return to Venezuela and tell

Nicolás Maduro that his time is up. It’s time for him to go.” This may be easier said than done as most of the Venezuelan military still appears loyal to

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Zuckerberg Cronyism Please, regulate me! That was F a c e b o o k founder Mark Zuckerberg’s message to C on g r e s s r e cently. “Lawmakers by John Stossel often tell me Syndicated Columnist we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree,” he wrote in an op-ed. “(W)e shouldn’t make so many important decisions ... on our own.” It sounds so self-sacrificing. But give me a break. Big companies use regulation to their advantage. His smaller competitors can’t afford the squads of “compliance officers” that Facebook employs. “You, as a company, welcome regulation?” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing. “If it’s the right regulation, then yes,” replied the CEO. “Would you work with us in terms of what regulations you think are necessary in your industry?” “Absolutely,” replied Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg’s no dope. He sees which way the wind is blowing. He issued his plea to be regulated after receiving months of criticism from politicians. If he cooperates early and enthusiastically, Facebook is likely to get to work with the regulators to shape the rules. This is sad for two reasons. One, the First Amendment says Congress “shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech.” I’d think Zuckerberg would know that, but no, he called for government to “require companies to build systems for keeping harmful content to a

bare minimum.” Currently, his own website is a wonderful forum for all kinds of useful speech. There’s hateful speech, too, but it’s the private company’s job to decide whether to police that, not government’s. The second reason Facebook working with regulators is sad is that if anyone should fight for permissionless, unregulated innovation, it should be people like Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no accident that the amazing wealth creation that brought us Facebook, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Amazon, etc., happened in the two big metropolitan areas farthest from Washington, D.C. As Yaron Brook, chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, says: “Microsoft in the early 1990s was the largest company in the world, incredibly successful. They spent exactly zero dollars on lobbying, on cronyism, on lawyers. They had no presence in Washington, D.C. -- not a single lawyer, not a single building.” Instead of investing in lawyers and lobbyists, Microsoft spent money on technology. But then the sleepy codgers in Washington, D.C., noticed Microsoft’s success. “They were literally brought in front of Congress,” recounts Brook, “yelled at by a Republican, Orrin Hatch from Utah. He said, ‘You guys need to get involved here in Washington, D.C. You need to build a building here, hire lawyers here.’ ... The unspoken text: ‘You need to bribe me.’” The company didn’t immediately obey. “Microsoft said, you know what? You leave us alone,” says Brook. “We’re busy. We’re running the biggest company in the world. There’s a lot to do!”

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THE CELTICS AND THE NBA PLAYOFFS By the time this issue hits the newsstands the Boston Celtics will have hosted two home playoff games against the Indiana Pacers and you’ll have a better sense than me—as I write this—as to the playoff prognosis for the Celts. Our green team had a disappointing regular season and for while it looked like Boston wouldn’t have home court advantage for ANY playoff series. But their final 49-33 record left them a game ahead of the Pacers, and if this series goes the limit, it’ll be nice to have the final game at the Garden. A preseason consensus pick as the top team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, the Celts were frustratingly out-of-synch much of the season, despite the return of Gordon Hayward. The team’s top player—the enigmatic Kyrie Irving— has been a puzzle at times. The chemistry was off. Player roles and expectations were uncertain. Confidence in Coach Brad Stevens waned. But despite all that, I’m bullish on the C’s. I’m sure Stevens and his charges bristle at the “underachiever” label and are ready to embrace post-season opportunities for redemption, knowing that it will be a long, unpleasant offseason if they have an early playoff exit—as opposed to the last two years when the overachieving Celtics were part of the NBA’s Final 3, losing to LeBron and Cleveland’s Cavaliers both seasons—last year in seven games. Irving missed last year’s

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March Madness was particularly delightful this year, especially the Final Four. And while my bracket pucks were lousy as usual, it was nice to see Virginia win it all. You’ll recall that last year the Cavaliers became the firstever top Regional seed to lose to a number 16 seed— the University of Maryland Baltimore County. And it wasn’t even close, as UMBC rolled 74-54. Cav coach Tony Bennett subsequently received death threats—probably from gamblers who’d lost fortunes. UVA came back as the top seed in the East again this year, and ignominious history almost repeated itself, as the Cavs trailed 16th seeded Gardner Webb (who?) 30-16 late in the first half of their NCAA playoff opener. But Virginia came back to win and went on to win five more NCAA games, including thrillers against Auburn and Texas Tech (in OT) at the Final Four. Redemption is a beautiful thing, and during this Easter season it was inspiring and rewarding to see Virginia’s Cavaliers redeem themselves. And now it’s the Celtics’ turn …

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The Franklin Gallery at Riverstones Custom Framing, 33 North Main Street, Rochester. This exhibit features the art of Chloe Feldman Emison. or 812-1488 Thursday

Silent Film Series – “Metropolis” Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 5362551

Ham & Bean Supper and “Allagash Tales” – Talk by Tim Caverly

Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club, Lily Pond Road, Gilford. 6pm. At the conclusion of the ham and bean supper, a talk will be given by Maine author, Tim Caverly. Admission is open to all club members and the community at large. $15pp. Water and soda is provided.


The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough. 7pm. The Lakes region Chapter of the NH Audubon Society presents this program with Beth and Andy Greenwood, who will take you on a digital voyage of their travels for the past two years. Program is free and open to the public. 4765666 Friday 19th

House of Hamill – Live Concert A r t s C e n t e r, 1 2 M a i n S t r e e t , Sandwich. 7:30pm. Presented by Advice to the Players, this kick off concert promises to be unique and entertaining! Admission is by a $15 suggested donation. Refreshments will also be available by donation. 2019 Lottery Cocktail Party

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wa k e f i e l d S t r e e t , R o c h e s t e r. 5:30pm. Experience the glamour and excitement of the Roaring 20s at the Rochester Opera House Lottery Cocktail Party! 10 lucky ticket holders share $13,000 in cash prizes and the last ticket drawn names the $10,000 Grand Prize winner! Join for a fantastic evening, featuring tasty hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, games, prizes and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $100 and admit 2 people. Cash bar. Handicap accessibility available in balcony only. or 335-1992

Moonlit Hike Prescott Farm, White Oaks Road, L a c o n i a . 7 : 3 0 p m - 9 p m . Ta k e advantage of the full moon to walk the trails and observe the nocturnal world. This guided hike will include activities to explore your senses and informative discussion. $15pp, free for upgraded members. www.

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“Birds and Beasts – Yellowstone to the East”

Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith. Doors open at 5pm, dinner served at 5:30pm. This month’s dinner consists of ham, green beans, potatoes, salad, rolls and cake. The meal is free; however, donations are gratefully accepted and will be used to fund future dinners. www.

1964 The Tribute Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 5362551

Dark Desert Eagles Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean B l v d . , H a m p t o n B e a c h . www. 929-4100

Boyz Gone Wild & Kiss Revenge

10am-11am. Join for a fun breakfast buffet with costumed superheroes! Show off your own costume, while e n j oy i n g d e l i c i o u s p a n c a ke s , sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee and more! $5/children, $10/those over 10 years old. 507-1354

Get The Led Out Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean B l v d . , H a m p t o n B e a c h . www. 929-4100

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast First Church Congregational, 63 South Main Street, Rochester. 7:30am-10am. $6pp. 332-1121 or Motor Booty Affair

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester.8pm.

NH’s Ultimate Food Truck and Specialty Food Festival

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester.7pm. Join for a epic 80s party with Boyz Gone Wild and New York’s premiere non-makeup Kiss tribute. www.

Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Street, Dover. 10am-4pm. Join your friends for over 95 opportunities to try and eat amazing food and sample awesome wine, spirits and beer! American Idol finalist, Scott Woolf will be performing. This is a dog and child friendly event.

30th Annual Quilt Show

Excelsior Cornet Band – Civil War Program

The Hudson Community Building, 12 Lions Ave, Hudson. 12pm-7pm. 100+ quilts will be displayed as well as the challenge entries, special longarmer quilt exhibit, boutique, raffle baskets, quilt block sale, vendors, refreshments and other great things are planned. General admission is $8pp, and free for children under 12.

Saturday 27th Uprooted Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 5362551

2019 Rotary “Paint a Puppy” – Art Contest & Home Show

Contestants are able to pick out their silhouette images of three different breeds of puppies for a small fee at the Alton Rotary Home, Garden, and Recreation Show at Prospect Mountain High School 9am-3pm. After the Home Show, puppies to paint are available at Profile Bank, downtown Alton. All painted puppies will be on public display August 17th at the Puppies in the Park exhibit, B&M R/R Park, downtown Alton, 10am3pm, where winners are announced, and the public is invited to a free cake and ice cream “puppy party”. All proceeds are donated to the Alton and New Durham Police K-9 Corps and the Barnstead PD. 569-3745

Trail Yoga Prescott Farm, White Oaks Road, Laconia. 10am-12pm. Combining the beauty of nature with the peacefulness of yoga to create an uplifting and energizing experience for both body and mind. $25pp. www.

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Curlie’s Comedy Club, 12 Union Street, Rochester. 9am-10am &

Brewster Academy’s Anderson Hall, 205 South Main Street, Wolfeboro. 7:30pm. www.WFriendsofMusic. org or 569-2151

Farm Women, Farm Work Event

New Hampshire Farm Museum, 1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton. 10am-3pm. Come learn of these traditions and about NH women in farming now. Free for members and children under 4, $10/adult, $25/ family, $7.50/seniors. 652-7840

Amazing Vernal Pools – Big Backyard Series Prescott Farm, White Oaks Road, Laconia. 10am-11:30am. Attendees will visit a couple vernal pools on the property and search for eggs, salamanders and frogs. $8pp/nonmembers, $6pp/members. www.

Sat. 27th – Sun. 28th Lakes Region Bed & Breakfast Annual Muffin & Scone Tour

Make a weekend of it and book a room at any of the participating Inns and receive a 10% discount for a one night stay, or a 20% discount for a 2 night stay. Cost is only $10pp to tour six beautiful B&B’s, visit with the Innkeepers and enjoy some very scrumptious treats along the way. Participating Inns are: Pleasant View in Bristol, Lantern Inn B&B in Laconia, Inn on Golden Pond in Holderness, Lake House at Ferry Point in Sanbornton, Nutmeg Inn in Meredith and Tea Rose Inn in Plymouth. At the end of touring all six Inns, your tour ticket will be entered in a drawing to win the grand prize! For tour tickets and info, contact Kelli at 968-7269 Sunday 28th

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“The Wondrous Isles of Shoals” At Rochester Historical Society On Thursday, May 9, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street, Ann Beattie will present The Wondrous Isles of Shoals. She will explore four centuries of life on the nine stark and hauntingly beautiful Isles of Shoals through a series of fascinating historical images. She will investigate the roles the Isles played in the worldwide fishing trade of the 17th century and the resort industry in the 19th century. We will also discover the natural and cultural wonders of the Isles of Shoals today. Ann is an educator with a fascination for the Isles of Shoals and its rich history. She combs through historical records, salt cod recipes, and journals of Shoalers in an effort to capture and revive the unique stories that bring Shoals history to life. A former president of the Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association, she leads tours of the Shoals and hosts several week-long history programs on Star Island. She always has an intriguing tale to tell about a place so magical it will steal your heart Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail rochesterhistorical@

Civil War Era Music Comes To Wolfeboro On Saturday evening April 27th at 7:30 p.m. “Tales and Tunes of the Civil War Era” will be presented at Anderson Hall in Wolfeboro. Jeff Stockham’s Excelsior Cornet Band, while a stellar entertainment, provides insight to serious times and to the vital role that music filled in civilian and military life during the mid-1800’s. The evening starts with Jeff’s greeting and a show and tell, and then, the musicians ‘fall in’ to the bugle call, “Attention”. The “Star Spangled Banner” follows, and the audience hears that this great song, written at the time of the American Revolution, had not yet by the time of those Civil War years been designated as our national anthem. Among the titles listed on the evening’s program are: Battle Cry/Kingdom Coming (Quickstep), Dixie (Bonnie Blue Flag), We Are Coming Father Abraham (call from Lincoln for thousands of troops to enlist), Old Joe Hooker, Marching Through Georgia, Tenting Tonight (with Taps), Battle Hymn of the Republic, and nine more ballads and quicksteps with their locale and function. Tickets are available for $25 at the door, Black’s Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro, at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, by calling 569-2151, or visiting the Website, www. High School students with ID, or any youngster accompanied by an adult ticket holder will be admitted free of charge.

The Way of the Dog From the Memoirs of Eros, the Metaphysical Dog LACONIA - Author Eva A. MacDonnell is a simple woman with a gift – the ability to talk to her dog Eros, the true author of the book “The Way of the Dog From the Memoirs of Eros, the Metaphysical Dog.” Eros lives in the Wild of New Hampshire. Well, not exactly! He lives in a very small house with an elderly couple, minding another dog and a cat, while keeping guard of 20 acres of farmland, and chasing away deer and turkeys daily. In this dog world, he’s the undisputed alpha dog - literally. When not transcribing his life story to Eva, Eros, now an accomplished philosopher, holds court with squirrels, raccoons, bears, cardinals and bluebirds who come by his house, partaking in his wisdom. In between these soliloquies, he wards off coyote attacks with one paw and a mighty bark. Dog lovers and anyone whose interest may be aroused by this tale will want to join us Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building for Eva’s lecture and book signing. This free event is open to the public.

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Growing up, everyone loved watching the weekly TV show called Bonanza, a saga of four brothers and a loving father framed in the early west (cowboys, no indians). When September rolled around, it was especially good to watch because the show was sponsored by Chevrolet and the new models were being introduced. Now you have to understand that the 60’s were some of the finest design years, especially for the Corvette. Sexy lines and huge motors, dual exhausts, 4 on the floor… this is what drove young guys wild. The point I’m trying to make with this illustration is that the release of a same model, yet new and improved might just be a necessity of life. And when it comes to brewing great beer, there are highly acclaimed brewers who manage to make things new again. So the one we concentrate on today is Lagunitas. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA, is a slightly quirky set of people bent on bringing you the very best and varied beer you might ever taste. Owner Toby Magee admits he has been curious of how people affect beer. So he creates circumstances where people can enjoy beer while they are… being people. Each of their offerings is special and oddly named, but that’s the fun they put into each can or bottle. In his own words, beer speaks, people mumble. Look at their unique website, The Waldos’ is more of a

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would get together and party after school; they called themselves the Waldos. These same friends later became brewers at Lagunitas. This beer release, always in April, is looked forward to by so many Lagunitas fans. It is a celebrations of brewing genius and a commitment to loyal friends alike. has officially rated The Waldos’ as ‘Outstanding’ and awards it a 4.32 out of 5. Other followers are rating it as high as 4.78 out of 5.0, while sang its praises to a 99 rating this year and 93 last year. You can find The Waldo’s Special Ale while it lasts at Case-n-Keg in Meredith and other fine beer providers. So, get out there and find yourself a Waldo… doubt you’ll be disappointed!

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F i e l d F i n e A r t S t u d i o, Sandwich. 10am-4pm. This w o r k s h o p, l e d by a r t i s t Kathryn Field, will begin with a fundamental discussion of drawing in the landscape, color mixing, perspective and composition. It will then move outside to paint the mountains, trees and fields that surround the studio. Workshop is open to artists of all levels. 2731326.

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Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer Street, Bristol. 6pm. Following the concert, refreshments will be available in the vestry. 744-3885

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FREE Caregiver Survival – 6-week Workshop

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Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin. 6pm-7:30pm. These workshops will take place the following consecutive Tuesday nights at the same time and location and are open to anyone who is interested in and/or caring for someone with dementia. Participants do not need to attend every course; however, they do build upon one another. Space is limited,

Far mington’s First Congregational Church, UCC, 400 Main Street, Farmington. 3pm. The concert will appeal to young and old! Admission






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Wednesday 1st Superhero Trivia

Revolution TapRoom, 61 North Main Street, Rochester. 7pm8:30pm. Think you know more about superheroes than the average mortal? Join for a fun time with superhero-themed trivia and prizes. 244-3022

Trails at the Science Center Open Squam Lakes Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. 9:30am-5pm (last trail admission at 3:30pm). The ¾ mile live animal exhibit trail features mountain lions, coyote, fisher, red and gray fox, black bear, river otters, whitetailed deer, various owls and raptors and more. Plan at least two hours to walk the trail, which meanders through open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks on a packed gravel path. www. or 968-7194

Thursday 2nd Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm.

Pemi Choral Society – “A Walk in the Woods” – Spring Concert Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. 7:30pm. Admission is by donation. www.PemiChoral.


Lakes Region Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall, Laconia. This year’s theme Formerly known as Nadia’s Trattoria, voted one of the is “Prayer and Faith in the top ten restaurants in NH by Boston Magazine. Military.” Guest speaker will be Chaplain (Major) Steve VealSpecials Francese and -Eggplant Rollatini Small Plate Tuesday Thursday from 3-5pm Veinotte who currently serves — Join us Tue-Thurs from 3-5 Small with discount drafts andp.m. selectfor house winesPlate Specials as — Fulltime Support Chaplain Hours: Tues. Wed. & Located the canopy at Located under the canopy at 131under Lake Street at Paugus Bay Plaza for the NH National Guard. Thur 3-9pm Contact Chris Ray at 528-2920 131 Lake Street At Paugus Bay Plaza Hours: & Thurs. 3-9pm; Fri. & Sat. 3-9:30pm (603)527-8144 Fri.Tues. & Sat.Wed. 3-9:30pm for more information. Italian & American Comfort Food


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Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new school, but he wasn’t prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing. www.

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Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm.

Pemi Choral Society – “A Walk in the Woods” – Spring Concert St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 108 School Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. Admission is by donation. www.PemiChoral.


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Saturday 4th Spring Concert

Union Congregational Church, 80 Main Street, Union. 4pm-6pm. A variety of musicians and entertainment. Refreshments in the chapel will follow. 473-2727

CAT SHOW! Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord. 10am-5pm. Pedigree & Household pet cat judging, cat agility competition and fun for all ages! There will be vendors, face painting, kitty/ kiddie parade at 12pm followed by a free ice cream social! Visit

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Free Comic Book Day Downtown Rochester. Each family can get dozens of free comic books by visiting par ticipating Rochester businesses. Some businesses will have exclusive comics for you to enjoy! There will also be vendors offer ing food and goodies. www. Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm.

New Hampshire Day at the Science Center Squam Lakes Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. 9:30am-5pm (last trail admission at 3:30pm). New Hampshire residents will be treated to a reduced admission price of just $5pp. The ¾ mile live animal exhibit trail features mountain lions, coyote, fisher, red and gray fox, black bear, river otters, whitetailed deer, various owls and raptors and more. Plan at least two hours to walk the trail, which meanders through open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks on a packed gravel path. www.

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EVENTS from 14 or 968-7194 Follow a Stream – Family Activity Moose Mountain Regional Greenways, 254 Main Street, Union. 10am-12pm. Children of all ages are welcome with their families. Volunteers will take families on a nature walk along a stream flowing through the conserved lands. Dip nets will be available, but families should bring their own rubber boots, and a change of pants and socks, as well as a snack for the children, and optional buckets for collecting. Free for members, but pre-registration is required. 978-7125 or email

Felix Cavalieres Rascals F l y i n g M o n k e y, M a i n S t r e e t , P l y m o u t h . www. 5362551 Sunday 5th

CAT SHOW! Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord. 10am-5pm. Pedigree & Household pet cat judging, cat agility competition and fun for all ages! There will be vendors, face painting a n d m o r e ! V i s i t w w w. for a $1 off admission coupon.

Walk in the Woods” – Spring Concert Silver Center for the Ar ts Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 3pm. Admission is by donation.

Tuesday 7th “Tracing the History of the Laconia State School” – Monthly Program Series Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Dr ive, Meredith. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Thursday 9th Black Label Society Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach. www. 9294100

Beach. Fri. 5pm-1am, Sat. 11am-1am, Sun. 11am-5pm. New England’s best live bands and DJ’s on three stages. There will be 10 bars and 4 kitchens to chose from, as well as beer pong and corn hole! NO COVER CHARGE. 21+ only, I.Ds required.366-9100

Saturday 11th 15th Annual Choose Franklin Community Day

The event will begin with a parade at 10am which will step off at Franklin High School and end at Odell Park. A fair will be held at Odell Park from 10am-3pm and will include vendors, crafts, food, games, amusements and entertainment. 671-1255

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as there have been rainy and even snowy mornings when an assembly of brave souls still cheerfully, if maybe shiveringly, celebrated the triumph over the grave. Sometimes an Easter Sunday breakfast would follow. More people are apt to attend church services on Resurrection Sunday than at other times of the year, though I think in greater amounts during my younger years than today. It used to be a time, and still is for some, when many would buy new clothes for the occasion, or at least start wearing their spring attire for the first time of the year. The ladies were apt to adorn new hats during those years when the fairer sex used to include dressy hats as part of their Sunday attire, and it was not unusual for a corsage to be attached to their dress. Today, the state of New Hampshire has about the lowest percentage of churchgoers in the na-

The state of New Hampshire has about the lowest percentage of churchgoers in the nation, but that has not always been the case. tion, but that has not always been the case. One of the first actions taken by the early towns in New England was to establish a body of church members and build a house of worship, along with making arrangements for the set-

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ber in order to qualify as a voter. The founder of the town of Hampton, the controversial Rev. Stephen Bachiler, was one of those ministers. He is also one of my ancestors, as his granddaughter married my great-6

times-grandfather, one of the many John Smiths. The churches that were under the authority of Puritan leaders or their influence, did not celebrate Easter because of concern about the association with previous pagan customs and the absence in the Bible of any command to do so, but it should be understood that they were believers in the resurrection of Jesus and His ascension to Heaven. In some 1905 accounts about his home town Edwin C. Lewis wrote that the early settlers of New Hampton “were of the good old Puritan sort.” He added that the laws of Massachusetts, which New Hampshire was once a part of, “were designed to form a government based on the Bible, and modeled to quite an extent after the Jewish economy.” New Hampshire’s early government was modelled after Massachusetts’. Lewis indicated See SMITH on 25

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The founder of the town of Hampton, the controversial Rev. Stephen Bachiler, was a controversial minister who was an early proponent of the separation of church and state in American Colonies. SMITH from 24

that the past influence of the Puritans helped to explain “…how it came about that New Hampton became the center of such strong, educational, moral, and religious influences.” In one of those 1905 sketches Mr. Lewis, a former editor of The Laconia Democrat, wrote that “This town has always paid excellent attention to religion. A larger audience according to the population of the town can be seen every Sunday in church than in most of the places in the state. People drive two and three miles every Sabbath through all weathers to attend church service. The custom of the fathers have been transmitted unimpaired to the sons. It must be pleasant to the preacher to see in the same pew Sunday after Sunday parishioners who live off on the hills three or four miles away; to think what pains they take; how early they must rise to reach there in time; and especially pleasing to note the fine attention and respect paid the sermon.”

Lewis went on to declare “Modern degeneracy has not yet reached New Hampton. The people have not learned how to run counter to all the good customs and observances that characterized the Puritans. They still have some respect for the Sabbath. The traveler passing through the village on that day would see no signs of business of any kind. If he heard a woodsaw going on Sunday or the sound of an axe, he might know it was not a genuine inhabitant of the place but some intruder from some other town. He would meet between the hours of ten and eleven a stream of people wending their way to church.” It was true, Lewis admitted, that even in New Hampton not everybody attended church services, for some felt they could be better edified by reading the Bible or Rev. Talmadge’s sermons (printed in the newspaper) at home. Some had “no church tendencies or principles”, but Lewis insisted that those people were not descendants of the New Hampton “parent stock.”

In today’s world, Easter, to some, may not mean much more than Easter baskets and egg hunts, things that represent life and have entertained children and adults down through many years, but for many others, even in New Hampshire, where interest in the wonder of resurrection and accountability to the Creator seems to be at a low point, the memories of Palm Sunday services, Maundy Thursday Eucharist events, Good Friday services from noon until 3 p.m. (the ninth hour), Sunrise Services, and joyful and triumphant Resurrection Worship Services have been a source of peace and hope for many people. A group of ministers in Laconia churches in 1925 in a joint statement urged the people “to turn their thoughts anew to the teachings, the life, and the sacrifice of this Master of All Great Life,” as they expressed their assumption that the thoughts of Christians would be turned to the significance of the death and life of Jesus Christ. Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. welcomes your commets at danahillsmiths@

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erly control the border. Federal courts have ruled that families cannot be held together in custody for longer than 20 days; children must be released to guardians outside detention. This means that the Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, was left with a choice: Either release parents along with children, or separate parents from children. The federal courts have made the situation even less tenable. They have stated that the Trump administration cannot work with the Mexican government to house potential asylum claimants on the Mexican side of the border to keep families together; they have stated that the Trump administration cannot separate families for prolonged periods of time. A series of conflicting lower-court rulings has left the general policy in limbo. This means that Congress ought to act. Everyone should be on the same page with regard to those crossing the border illegally. We should have an expedient system for determining the validity of asylum claims; we should give families the option of staying together in detention pending such determination. But Democrats in Congress refuse to act. They won’t change the regulations to allow families to

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and moreover large numbers of Cuban military and police advisors are active in the country, especially in the capital Caracas. Despite this, the democratic opposition has been steadily gaining on the diplomatic front. The Trump Administration has staunchly supported the opposition and the United States has offered diplomatic recognition as has Canada. Interim president Juan Guaidó has been recognized by a majority of Latin American states including, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru, not to mention most of Europe. Fiftyfour nations have since recognized Guaidó’s government. Significantly the Organization of American States (OAS) recognized the Guaidó government as the only true representative of Venezuela. As would be expected China, Russia and Cuba have dug in their heels in backing Maduro in Caracas. Cold War rhetoric ricocheted round the Council as Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia called Guaidó a “pawn” of the United States, and Venezuela’s delegate angrily charged Washington was “promoting the Monroe Doctrine.” Humanitarian: “There is a very real humanitarian problem in Ven-

ezuela,” warned Mark Lowcock, the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator. Addressing the Security Council, Lowcock stated, “We estimate that seven million people in Venezuela need humanitarian assistance. That is some 25 per cent of the population.” Mr. Lowcock added, “The Venezuelan health system is strained by shortages in personnel, medical supplies, equipment and electricity. The World Health Organization registered more than 400,000 cases of malaria in 2017… Overall, we estimate some 2.8 million people need health assistance.” Peru’s delegate Gustavo Meza Cuadra warned of Venezuela’s “economy in free fall” and 1.5 million percent inflation in 2018. It’s no wonder that over 3.5 million Venezuelan refugees have fled to neighboring countries, a tragic record for Latin America. Nonetheless, as Lowcock warned, “In Venezuela, there is a need to separate political and humanitarian objectives. Humanitarian assistance must be delivered on the basis of need alone.” Tragically, Maduro is blocking distribution of vital humanitarian aid to his own people. French Ambassador Francois Delattre darkly described this drama, “Maduro is the author and the Main actor of this Tragedy.” How this situation unfolds threatens Latin American peace and security. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Divided Dynamism The Diplomacy of Separated Nations: Germany, Korea, China.

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But that wasn’t the end of it. “Six months later, knock on the door at Microsoft: ‘We’re from the Justice Department and we’re here to prosecute you because you’re offering ... customers a product for free,’” paraphrases Broo “Internet Explorer. At a time when (customers) were paying money for Netscape, they offered it for free.” The government called that a violation of antitrust law. Free services might make Microsoft too popular. “For 10 years they had to fight that lawsuit,” says Brook. “They lost. They got regulated. They got controlled. Guess how much Microsoft spends today in Washington, D.C.? Tens of millions of dollars.” A company that should focus on pleasing customers had to start thinking more about pleasing government. Today, “they have a beautiful building about equal distance from the White House and from Congress. They have lawyers, lobbyists, they spend a lot of money,” says Brook, “and indeed a lot of other tech companies like Google learned the lesson.” The lesson is that if you don’t want politicians destroying your business, you must go to Washington to give them money. Kiss their rings. “A lot of the lobbying and so-called cronyism,” explains Brook, “is selfdefense.” Yes, Zuckerberg is acting in self-defense, but it’s still ugly. And this crony capitalism is a threat to future innovation. Entrepreneurs will learn to do things government’s way instead of heeding the market. “If we really want to end cronyism, reduce the power of politicians over our lives,” argues Brook, correctly. “Separate economics from state.” John Stossel is author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails -- But Individuals Succeed.”


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