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  • Anonymous

    So I guess cross-border trade is only okay if you’re the only one making money on it?

    Something something “government-subsidized canadian timber”

    Something something “canadian potatoes with bugs in them”

    • Anonymous

      Somebody needs to do some serious “following the money” re. canadian timber, since Lepage, himself, has such close ties to it.  While he was in New Brunswick during the ‘Nam years, he worked for Arthurette Lumber and may still have interests there.

      • Anonymous

        what are you saying, was Lapage a draft dodger??

        • Anonymous

          As soon as his student deferment was over, he moved to Canada.  Too coincidental.  He denies that it was to escape the draft.  Others, knowing his character, believe otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    “U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe also issued a statement Wednesday, calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to investigate the situation.”

    Don’t hold your breath ……………….. she is too busy overseas tell other countries that President Obama isn’t happy that they are not doing what he wants and they are suppose to do as “HE” says and not as he does……………….

    • We should be handling in state. You’re right about Sec. Clinton being too busy overseas with the unrest in Syria.

  • Anonymous

    Bottom feeders helping other bottom feeders.

  • Anonymous

    Canadians  think free trade is a ONE way street….NOT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    theyre all caught in the same ocean…or is there another body of water the canadians  would prefer us to fish from? US lobster, canadian lobster…all comes from the same atlantic ocean…jeeze louise.

    • Anonymous

        But there is only one place of any significance that Canadian caught lobster products are getting sold to- right back here to the good ol’ consumerous maximus US.  Maybe the Canadians ought to look for another buyer of their “superior” products, whilst we find someone else to process ours. 
        Hey, I got an idea.  Why don’t we process our own damn lobsters right here? Oh, that’s right.  I forgot.  We don’t do anything small businesslike around here when it comes to manufacturing or producing goods.  It’s too restrictive and cost prohibitive.  There’s 24 processing plants in Canada, and only 3 here in the US. Duh!  The Ovah-Homahs didn’t see us comin’ long ago, Ayhe?
        So, what if they sell a few in Europe, Asia, and Japan? Their market, their backbone, is the US. Always has been. I say they ought to catch as many as they can and try to sell them ALL overseas, or to themselves.

      • Anonymous

        yes, yes, yes!!! we need our own processors!!  What? Does no one want to take on this project? I would think some businessmen/investoes would be all over it! And, set it up so fishermen can buy stocks!!

        • Maine has only 3 processing plants in the state where Canada has dozens! It’s not as simple as you think to start up a processing plant. I agree that private investors would be of help, but who is going to get in the middle of this?

          • Anonymous

            No, I never said that it was simple, but just that it is needed. I didnt think there were any lobster processing palnts in Maine. Where are they? I would be very interested in knowing. As far as “who is going to get in the middle”…, there are people out there that would want to make the $$ and are much more business savey than I am! I hope that it would end up a private enterprise rather than gov’t. Always better.

    • It’s not the point of these lobsters being caught in the same ocean – it’s about our trade agreements with Canada.

    • Anonymous

      guess your not a lobsterman or eat much lobster….

  • Jake_OO7

    Step aside Lepage, the women will get your job done!

    • Anonymous

      What should Lepage do attack Canada? Should he withdraw from N.A.F.T.A. that Hilary’s husband signed and Sen. Snow voted for? What all of us should do is have lobster feeds this weekend and support our local fisherman.

      • Jake_OO7

        Why would Lepage attack the country he ran to when called to server for USA?
        Lepage is gutless with no clue of business other then smoked damaged junk. 

        • Anonymous

          Yay!  Looks like people have his number now.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he has dual citizenship and that is why he’s playing both sides in the middle, as they say.

  • Anonymous

    Who signed NAFTA?  Obama admin is too busy getting Syria and Iran stirred up. Not to mention the price of gas climbing and climbing.

    • Millicent

      Clinton signed it, but Republicans supported it. Can’t just blame the Democratic party for this. In the house, 
       132 Republicans and 102 Democrats voted for it. 
      156 Democrats, 43 Republicans and one independent voted against it. In the Senate 
      61 to 38 – Republicans gave it the most support, with 34 Republicans voting for it and 27 votes from the Democrats. 

      • Anonymous

        True,but when something goes wrong, they always blame the President? As in Bush. Clinton was the one the signed it. Though neither party should of supported it. I wonder how the Obama admin will jump on this.

        • Millicent

          and when something goes wrong in the state, they (Republicans) always blame Baldacci. The fact is, is that previous presidents and governors, senators, etc…. are responsible, along with current admin. They make policies and laws…that affect us all, and well past the time they served in office. 

          This is an article on the current state of free trade, NAFTA, and the free trade agreement signed with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia and where free trade stands with Americans….along with a few other things. Keep in mind, those agreements were made under Bush, but signed in by Obama and NAFTA was negotiated by GH Bush and signed in by Clinton. 

          http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/business/economy/in-outsourcing-attacks-tired-rhetoric-and-no-political-leadership-economic-scene.html

          • Anonymous

            True, and people want to elect King, which his admin wasn’t so good either.

          • Millicent

            it’s all about the money honey…who ever has the most, wins. Our government has been over taken by the money holders….banks, wall street, big oil, corporations, etc….the average American has not been represented in a very, very long time. 

  • Anonymous

    im not a fisherman,im a logger.for years,canadian wood has kept us here in maine from gettin a decent market and/or price for our logs and pulp.it doesnt seem to bother the canadians to keep us hungry.maybe we should turn around a few of the hundreds of log trucks coming in here.

    • Anonymous

      I absolutely agree, it’s all free trade right?  We are free to not take their product.

    • Anonymous

      And Herr Lepage isn’t about to help your industry in the least, maineoutlaw.  He’s done and continues to do everything he can to help Canadian loggers and hurt Mainers.  If any of his supporters don’t believe it, ask Sen. Troy Jackson.  He can’t even get this lousy governor to give him 5 minutes of his time.

      • Anonymous

        How did the Gov. get into this?  This is about Sen. Snowe.  Your total hate of the Gov. just keeps going like the pink rabbit.

        • It does have everything to do with LePage – he is our Governor and it is his responsiblity to to all Mainers and their difficulties. He slacks when it comes to taking a stand!

          • Anonymous

            Joy if you read the article written by Bill Trotter, there is not one mention of the Gov.    That is why I commented about Sen. Snowe as she WAS mentioned.  Again, negative about the Gov. and for WhatEver reason, Trotter NEVER mentioned him in the article.  Perhaps slanted .

          • Anonymous

            Also Joy,  today, Aug.9th,  Ironically,  the GOV. IS MENTIONED and QUOTED……….. and it Appears to be the same article.  so tell me, what goes on at BDN????????????

          • Anonymous

            LePage is Pro Canadian and Anti Mainer.

    • Anonymous

      I like your style.  You make a pile of sense. 

  • Anonymous

    It is about time that the canadians suffer, they have been dumping cheap lobster in maine  for years.

  • The solution is simple.  Stop their products at the border?  Wouldnt take long for the Canadian lobstermen to stop their bs!!

  • Anonymous

    Never forget the most famous exports that ever crossed the US canadian border… The 911 terorrists. Thanks Canada.

  • Anonymous

    eat MAINE lobsta off the back of the fishermans truck. DONT pay corp. for your lobsta.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Gawd Snowe grabbing another headline, She never really did anything for the State, except watch it be taken over by big money, and where was Snowe when they closed the (LAST) sardine factory in the State, Gawd, Washington needs a big cleaning of these rich politicians.

  • Anonymous

    Was LePage a draft dodger?? anyone

    • Anonymous

      You Bet !

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  • Anonymous

    Lets look at the lumber industry and potatoes

    lets blame Bush as well as Lapage….always blame comes from the liberals never a real solution!

  • Anonymous

    A couple of well placed predator drones will take care of those pesky Canadians.

  • Anonymous

    oh, I see, they are hoping for compensation thru the N.B. gov’t. Gee…maine fishermen don’t have anything like this to fall back on. And, I don’t think most really want to…

  • Anonymous

    Love that Olympia!! I wish she wasn’t getting out!! We neeeed you, Olympia!!

  • Anonymous

    No, people, I really don’t think it’s about, “those Canadians”. They don’t want the low price any more than we do. It sucks, but we have realized there is not a lot we can do about it. They will be, or are, in the same crappy spot we are in. When I have been angry about canadian lobsters being sold here, it really isn’t personal, ie. against canadians. They are trying to make  buck, we are too. In the end, for us anyway, good things will come out of this. it is time for change.

  • your a lame duck politician snowe….no one cares what you want
    a walmart greeter has more clout than you 

  • Anonymous

    Investigate what? That Maine Lobster Dealers are dumping cheap Maine Lobsters on the Canadian Lobster Market and Tanking the price.

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