October 23, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    And they want a expansion  Hmmmm

    • Anonymous

      That was denied, not that it would change much in this case.

      • Anonymous

        It was put on hold for the time being, but as far as i hear they are still denying it.  We do not need a expansion. They walk through my back dooryard and they set there and drink too. I have a kid i have to watch out for

        • Anonymous

          Well, the hope house has no plans to move. Until they move I would expect to keep seeing that type of traffic. If I had a kid to care for or feared for my safety at all I would get a handgun, a permit, load it and carry it.

          • Tom Brown III

             you left out a few steps dude. Learn to use it. Learn about judicious use of lethal force. Learn about Castle doctrine and Stand your ground. Best thing you can do is to adapt your mindset. Being mentally prepared is a big part of survival.

          • Anonymous

            Well Dude, before you can get the permit you must have a course that teaches one the basics on how to use it and about “judicious use of lethal force”. Mentally prepared? Way to state the obvious. Pfffttttt.

          • Tom Brown III

             not obvious to people who have never been trained or exposed to firearms. or the concept of self defense/combat shooting. Pistol course doesn’t teach bologna about use of force. It hardly “teaches” anything unless you are very new to the world I just mentioned. It is a basic pistol safety course, teaches you the 5 basic safety tenants, handgun nomeclature, ammunition, mechanics (loading/unloading) and some marksman ship. That is all that is required for ME CCW so you don’t accidently shoot yourself or someone else but this will have no impact on a bad shooting. The NRA offers another course I think its called “basic self defense outside the home” which covers more of the dynamic shooting you need in a possible violent encounter.

            I have seem several people get a gun, permit, and then carry that loaded weapon without knowing when where and really how to use it. because they lack that mentality that people like you(I assume) and me have, kill or be killed… when confronted by a predator you are either prey or a bigger badder predator.

          • Anonymous

            I took that course, and there was no discussion of what would be “judicious use of deadly force.”

          • Anonymous

            And watch for the Skittles

  • County Escapee

    For once, I’ll just shut up and not get flagged.

    • Andy Dufresne

       i know all about that LOL

      • County Escapee

        Now i’m wondering if the 5 ‘likes’ I got were from those happy I did shut up! :)

        • Andy Dufresne

           7 now LOL…i’ve been told i have no soul and that i am a troll

          i kind of am…RIP Al Brady, PineTreeDemon, IamMainesReckoning

          when the appropriate article comes up for this name sure

  • HowdyNeighbor

    There are 4 rooming houses in Bangor that cater to sex offenders. Looks like this guy fits right in!

    • Anonymous

      The hope house is the largest housing facility of sex offenders of all. I wonder if the parents that stick their kids in those day cares over there know that.

  • Andy Dufresne

    time to shut this cesspool down!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t condemn him.

    After all, he’s only here for the methadone.

  • Anonymous

    The next serial rapist that will be let free with a slap on the wrist.

  • Anonymous

    Most likely he is a victim, like many others at the methodone clinic.   The drug Ritalain given to grammer school children to mellow them out in class.. Give them a drug set them in the corner of a class room and magic, nobody has to pay attention to them the whole time they are in school.. Then when the turn 18 and are out of school they are put out on the streets and cut off from their drugs..  Every action has a reaction.

    • Anonymous

      “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”

    • Anonymous

       Sad but true. I know of a case where the kid was put on Ritalin at a young age. When he was 18 and a drug addict,the drug was shut off. He started stealing to pay for his drug. He has already done time and is about to do the next 10 to 15 years behind bars. How about doing away with Ritalin and doing what my parents did when I acted out, A good kick in the butt!

      • Anonymous

        Parents aren’t allowed to kick their children anymore. Anything but a swat on the butt that doesn’t leave a mark is illegal and one could be charged with a felony for doing so, while their neighbor could do the same thing and it would be a misdameanor.

      • All the world’s problems can be solved if only the government would get out of the way and let adults beat children; or kick them, or place their little hands on hot stove burners.

        The funny thing is; the worst behaved children I have ever met are those who have been “terrorized” by adults.  As Zepflower below points out the law is a funny mistress.  If an adult hits another adult it’s called “assault” and it is illegal.  If an adult hits their child (even baby) it is “discipline.

        Strange world.

    • Anonymous

      At age 22, he is certainly old enough to be responsible for his actions. I do not think that a bad childhood is a good excuse for behavior like this. It explains it perhaps, it does not excuse it.

    • Anonymous

      Drugs are not and cannot be given by the school. They must be prescribed by a physician. Hopefully for children that physician is a pediatrician or a neurologist who is aware of all the medications available. Ritalin has been around for a very long time and there are many other choices today.

      But that is not the crux of this article. This young man may be an alcoholic or a drug addict. There are very few places in Maine that openly allow someone under the influence a bed for a night. I am guessing I would not want it in my backyard especially if I had young kids.

      Let me tell you about someone who was an alcoholic and  a drug user as the result of major surgery for cancer. That person found Hope House after being forced from their own home because of their behavior. After a few days there, someone told them about the recovery program there. That person immediately asked for help and it was given. Not everyone does so well, probably not even the majority, but for this person, the program worked to the eternal gratitude of the person who was helped and that person’s family.

      I hope they get their expansion, because if they even help one person a week, then 52 souls are helped annually, although I think the numbers are better than that. It would be nice if more or the people who end up there could get the help they so need. Maybe they need a better location or a more secure facility to protect their neighbors, but then maybe it works because of just what it is now!

  • superdog207

    Trust me, if you close Hope house….. all these folks will be sleeping in your yard or garage! Better to have them in one place, with rules and some kind of supervision.

    • Anonymous

      They are already sleeping in people’s garage and yards!

  • Bob Carlson’s dream is a nightmare for Illinois Ave residents.  I guess now those of us who do not live in the Hope House neighborhood know why residents there are so upset.

    Were I a resident of that area, I would go to the County Commissioners and appeal  my property tax bill.  Properties near this facility can’t be worth anything unless home owners are marketing drugs or booze.

  • Andy Dufresne

    ain’t much hope at the hope house

    • Anonymous

      I beg to differ, there is a lot of hope, hope and change baby, hope and change.

      • Anonymous

        And the whole world loves us now…

    •  Plenty of dope, though.

  • Anonymous

    Time to move the Hope House up in the middle of the woods in Northern Maine. It would help the residents by not being able to buy drugs, alcohol or tobacco.This would help them with their addictions. Most of all it would help tremendously the residents in the area of the Hope House by getting this away from their neighborhood. The crimes they would commit would be on each other.

    • Anonymous

       Your suggestion is too much like common sense.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree, seriously, right in middle of no where, and have to work, too, shovel snow, clean
      the facility, mow the grass, cook, laundry, etc. Have lots of books, no tv, no internet, one movie in the evening. No cellphones, just one half hour a day to make one call.

      • Anonymous

         Yeah baby, bring back the farm!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wasnt he one of the Russian dudes from The Hunt for Red October?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, this guy looks right….yikes

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