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  • Anonymous

    Its not an illegal drug,if you have a prescription for it,is it?

    • It’s not illegale if you have a prescription for it, but that doesn’t stop the feds from harassing people

      • Anonymous

        You are incorrect.  Marijuana is an illegal drug.  State law does NOT supercede Federal law.

        • Basically that’s what I was saying…. but you can have a prescription to take it 

          • Anonymous

            Last I knew the feds controled the prescription pads the Dr.s use. Therefore a doctor can recommend medical marijuana but not prescribe it.

          • Tyke

             A doctor can recommend it but could consequently lose his/her license to prescribe other federally controlled substances. This is why some doctors have become specialists in this drug. They are making so much money from it they don’t need the other business. Other doctors send their patients to those specialists.

  • Anonymous

    President Obama needs to do something this term to get marijuana reclassified and for his national drug policy to reflect what is desired at the state level.

    • Anonymous

      Obama has far more important issues to deal with than dope use by dopers.
      If the economy isn’t fixed who needs any education, there won’t be any jobs that need more than GED.

      • Obama can pretend he doesn’t know that legalizing pot would mean the end of dependency on foreign oil as hemp would be grown for bio fuel and he can pretend that he has more important things to do.

        • Anonymous

          The Cannibis grown for pot and the cannibis grown for hemp are quite different. One is grown for stems and seeds and the other is grown for buds, guess which the heads are going to want grown?
          As far as more important things go, Obama will concentrate on giving contracts to his fund raisers, forcing things down the throats of the tax payers and covering up his malfeasance and lies.

          • Anonymous

            Grow them both! It’s true the two plants are different, but hasn’t the refusal to allow one resulted in the refusal to allow the other?  Its too bad to lose all the benefits of growing and processing commercial hemp because of a refusal to deal in an adult way with the other. By the way, what word should we use in discussing users of alcohol – alkies? boozeheads? malt monkeys? 

          • Anonymous

            Malt monkies may have a racial component, but call abusers of alcohol any damn thing you want.

      • Anonymous

        Alot of Obama’s important issues he’s dealing with could be helped with marijuana reform.

        The fiscal cliff:  Many experts agree that it will take tax revenue increases as well as spending cuts to balance the debt.  While a marijuana tax will not solve the problem entirely, it would certainly help, and of course there is the savings on law enforcement and incarceration.

        Climate Change:  Industrial Hemp is like a carbon vacum when it grows, and it could help us diversify off fossil fuels.  Industrial hemp is also great for home insulation, saving on heat and fuel emissions.

        Marijuana and Industrial Hemp reform could help get the economy going.

        Afghanistan:  Marijuana and Industrial Hemp could be a good export for them (jobs), and hemp could be used to build the Afghans houses, clothes, hemp seeds for food, etc.     
        And on a side note: the Afghan poppy could be made into morphine if it was properly overseen and regulated, therby reducing the illegal drug trade and money for terrorists.
        Other countries grow poppy for morphine, and there currently is a world wide shortage. 

        Industrial Hemp would help U.S. farmers, manufactoring, and consumers. 

        There are many positive spin-off benefits by ending prohibition of marijuana, which will make the important issues of the day alittle more easy to deal with.

        • Anonymous

          The cost of regulating pot would use up any taxes on the product, therefore the legalizing of pot is at best revenue neutral.
          We are going to export “industrial hemp” to Afganistan??? You’ve been smoking too much hemp.
          The Morphine shortage seems to be an issue with manufacturing site changes and the removal of preservatives not a lack of raw materials. Besides that oversight and regulation would not increase production of the raw material, opium poppy, it would just place more government control on it and therefore make the product more expensive.

          • I believe it would be neutral initially, though in time, as lucrative as alcohol and tobacco, both of which are regulated and taxed harshly, yet still make huge profit.

          • Anonymous

            I doubt the costs of regulating pot would be no more than the costs of regulating alcohol, maybe less, and alcohol taxes are nothing to sneeze at.  And then there are the new jobs and businesses that would be created, and all the tax revenue that come with that.
            I said industrial hemp would be a good export for the Afghanistan.  Jobs for Afghans, less recruitment for the taliban.

    • Anonymous

      Colorado and Washington are the vanguard – more will legalize it down the line, and by then Congress will have to deal with it in real time -something strange to them for sure.

  • Anonymous

     The “reefer madness” paranoia of 1950’s ideologues is a cultural dinosaur.  Marijuana is safer than alcohol, and legalizing it will help the economy and reduce crime.

    • We all know that’s what everyone has been saying… no need to be repetitive 

    • Anonymous

      Reefer Madness Directed by Louis J. Gasnier was filmed in 1936.

      • Anonymous

        Yes it did, and some never got over it, hence the perpetual paranoia for decades hence.

  • Anonymous

    Zero-tolerance policies have unintended consequences.   Personally I see no reason for zero-tolerance policies on marijuana at all.  Back when I was in school it wasn’t that way and we all got along fine.  A waste of time and resources.

    • I don’t think it’s a waste

      • Anonymous

        But Mr. Spock thinks marijuana prohibition and zero-tolerance policies are illogical.

    • Anonymous

      I’m actually disappointed to see this ‘zero tolerance’ mentality infecting colleges.  It’s bad enough at the high school level, where zero-tolerant administrators have a grip on creativity and demand that students follow a set of black and white standards. Certainly not the building blocks of a decent education.

      • Anonymous

        r u kidding me look at my article this could happen to your child

      • I think in public schools they should nail down on drug users especially in high school

      • Anonymous

        Me too.  At some point in time there will be enough people that feel that marijuana is a harmless, less volatile drug than alcohol and legalize it.  Continual, almost militant prosecution of pot smokers is expensive and needless in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t bring weed to school. Pop Oxys instead and wash them down with a beer.

    • Wow thats even worse… you need help

      • Anonymous

        But that’s the point…… the college wouldnt risk millions in federal funding if that were to happen. 

        And your right, beer and oxys are worse (for your health), which leads to the illogicalness of these draconian marijuana laws.

    • Anonymous

      Right? Lol.

  • This makes perfect sense to me…. there is no need for drugs to be used around educational environments  

    • Alec Cunningham

      Actually, there is PLENTY need for drugs to be used around educational environment!   God help the student with 3 midterms, 4 papers, and a project all in one week!  Drugs make it happen for most.

      • A real student copes with his own problems 

        • Tyke

           … by ingesting caffeine … a drug that just happened to be legal.

          • caffeine isn’t that bad

          • Alec Cunningham

            But….”There is no need for drugs to be used around educational environments.”

            Caffeine is a drug.  So, why are you flip-flopping?

          • whatever I have better things to do now then to keep following up on comments 

          • Alec Cunningham

            I think what you mean is that you have other things to do than think about what you say and then back it up.  Or even clarify.
            Knee-jerk thinking that labels ALL drugs as bad is why we have such a drug problem in the first place.

          • Anonymous

            One could argue that medical marijuana isn’t that bad as well. 

        • Alec Cunningham

          Really?  Says who?

    • Anonymous

      Does your statement  include ritalin?

      • no and I don’t know why that even needs to be brought up

        • Anonymous

          …….cause they are both drugs…..and you used a blanketed term…….

        • Anonymous

          You said “There is no need for drugs to be used around educational environments.”

          • whatever

          • Alec Cunningham

            Woah.  Hard to argue with that logic!!!  

          • thank you! 

          • Alec Cunningham

            whatever

  • Guest

    ….

    • Remember this is just about UMS not the government

  • Anonymous

    just legalize it already its gonna happen sooner or later,like washinton and colorado its just beginng yeah

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    its time for all regulations of marijuana to end. we know of its benefits. if it is used responsibly by adults i see no issue why it should be regulated or banned. it would cut down on cartels, drug czars, and can be taxed. i would buy marijuana from the state if it was legal!

  • Guest

    Thats funny. Coming from an equality and diversity group. :/ Doesn’t sound like the patients, who have a legal “right” and need for medical plants are being treated less than equal. That is sad.

  • Guest

    This is funny. This comes from the equality and diversity folks? Denying patients thier “rights” and needs of this legal medical treatment is NOT equality at all. People who are prescribed medications have a need or no dr. Would have prescribed it. Many patients are prescribed much more harmful drugs. If they are barring 1, and not the rest? That is NO form of equality amongst students.

    • Alec Cunningham

       Don’t assume that all us gay people who fought for marriage equality agree with the marijuana and tobacco laws.

    • Tyke

       The treatment is still 100% illegal under federal law and thus is, by definition, is NOT a legal medical treatment.

      The University and most students get substantial federal funding and the colleges would have to shut their doors if they lost that funding.

      Your issue should be with the federal law not with a school system which is required to follow that law.

  • Anonymous

    Time to crack down on the pot heads and make them pay for the ongoing economic crisis they have created ! 

  • Anonymous

    Ironic ?
    The UM system, a  place of higher learning and enlightenment (?), is still in the dark ages on this subject.
    Dunces. Stand in the corner.
    Fail.

    • Tyke

       UM is in the dark about the fact that the federal law requires this policy and could eliminate all federal funding if it is not followed?

      Someone is in the dark and it appears you can’t find the light switch.

      • Anonymous

        Actually the only funding U.Maine would lose in they failed to initiate this policy is the drug awareness funding which does not amount to much anyway.  The idea that “all Federal funding would cease is ludicrous.  During the 1970’s The State of New Hampshire failed to enact or enforce a 55 MPH speedlimit.  The Feds threatened, but did nothing. 

        • Anonymous

          not true if they do not follow policies yes they could lose funding especially when two students have been asked to leave for the college could not keep them safe from the drug user also if this drug user has been convicted of a drug crime she to will lose her funding and have to repay whatever she has received. We also asked the college if they lived off campus and attended school if they could keep them safe and they stated no it would be better if they left and maybe came back second semester They will not go back. That was back in the 70s they are more aware of drug use in colleges thats why the policy is cut and dry. thanks for the imput

        • Tyke

          I see that you make completely incorrect statements with a lot of confidence.
          .
          Under the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, “…no institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless it has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol by students and employees.”
          .
          Another federal law, the Controlled Substances Act, prohibits the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana for any and all uses, including medicinal use. This law is not affected by the passage of a state Medical Marijuana Law.

  • Anonymous

    When I was taking courses (education) at UMO in the late 90’s, we were taught that zero tolarance does not work, and may just excaberate problems.

    The University should stop emulating public High Schools.  Here’s a tip; One size does NOT fit all.

    • Tyke

       They are simply doing what federal law requires of them.

      Would you prefer that they lose all federal funding and be forced to close?

      • Anonymous

        Do you want my real answer, or the politically correct one the Feds would have me give?

  • Anonymous

    The UMS has to have zero tollerance on this subject, Federal funding depends on it. If Federal funding is cut will the UMS be able to survive? Can the state of Maine afford to replace that Federal funding and possibly jeopardize all federal funding into the state of Maine?

    • Anonymous

      Maybe it could if we stopped funding the Federal Government?

      • Tyke

         Maine gets back more money from the federal government than all of our citizens send in for federal taxes already.

      • Anonymous

        WE could defund the Federal Government suppose but that would also defund National defense and other legitamate Federal functions.
        Defunding the Federal Government would entail destroying the US economy. Right now the Federal government can take anythng it wants out of the economy. When the 16th Amendment was passed control of the purse strings was removed from the States and given to the Federal government.

  • Anonymous

    Now it  may seem suspicious to the layman that at the time of his arrest my client had in his possession, 22lbs of marijuana, 14,000 lsd capsules and a bottle of ripple wine, but we now have zero tolerance. See ya. Next.

  • Anonymous

    Funny how for a zillion years people managed to get by. More and more people feel they need to stay stoned to make it through the day. If you are too sick to make it through class, then perhaps you are too sick to stay in school… If it could be made available for the people who truly need it that’s one thing,  but I suspected there would be plenty who would manipulate the system, and there are.

    • Anonymous

      Some need to stay drunk in order to make it through the day; some need to stay high; some need anti-depressants of one sort or another. Could any of them be connected to our high-speed, “keep running and don’t slow down or you’ll get left behind “work ethic” and constant consumerism?

    • Alec Cunningham

      Heck, why not just go back to 1632.  People managed to get by even then!

      I love the attitude that if you’re too sick for class then you’re too sick for school.  What compassion!!!

      • Anonymous

        Of course, the life expectancy in 1632 was about 30. People did get by, however. 

      • Anonymous

         You have compassion enough for the both of us Joe…So, what are the stoned students majoring in I wonder. Nursing, business, engineering, education….and will they need to stay stoned once they have graduated and  practicing in their field? LOL

  • Anonymous

    Zero tolerance = zero thinking. The phrase, “Draconian penalties” summed it up best. Barry “roof hit” Obama did ok, after he medicated himself for teenage angst, so why can’t anybody else??? Hypocrite is what hypocrites do. So proud to have Maine terrorized by the Federal government, right??? No, shame shame shame is more like it.

  • Zero tolerance equals maximum stupidity.
     

  • Anonymous

    All hail the Federal Government!!!  Wonder why the universities produce liberals who think big government is the answer to all?

    • Anonymous

      The term big government is a false title to me.  I think the better question is …who does the government serve?  For example, Does it serve the needs of the people, or corporations?
      Whose being served by keeping marijuana illegal?  The people or corporations? 

      And the liberals in the universities think the government should end marijuana prohibition, they are not the ones blindly following.

      • Anonymous

        Follow the money.

  •  Let’s plan for world-wide legalization on December 21, 2012, to coincide with the rebirth of a new era on the Mayan calendar.

  • Anonymous

    in other news..students with oxycontin prescriptions, feel free to abuse…..

  • Anonymous

    Guess it is time to also say students can not use other lawful prescription drugs for medical conditions either as it is a double standard. No more medical drugs to be used on campus so I see no reason to have student health clinics on campus either. By the way Obama admitted his illegal drug use during his college years that he most likely partly paid for with federal pell grants so I guess he should repay all that money since it was gained illegally. 

    • Tyke

       Marijuana is not a lawfully prescribed drug so you are comparing apples and oranges. State law allowing medical marijuana does not supersede federal law that does not.

      • Anonymous

        We are most probably both right as there are many gray areas regarding State and Federal law. Was actually just reading an article about Chief Justice John Roberts stating that Supreme Court has upheld most cases stating that State Law supersedes Federal Law. Also how can federal law not uphold it as Medical Marijuana is legal in DC because DC is not a state has no state law at all. Seems like apples and oranges can be seen in just about anyone’s opinions because they are ones own and there is always someone with an opposite opinion which is what makes our country the best to live in. They are the founding principles in a society as great as ours and what formed the 1st amendment of freedom of speech to discuss all sides of an issue.

  • jim dandy

    the students have to organize and hold a smoking session  with everyone !  everyday till they back off  it’s called solidarity . Power to the people. sing it

  • Anonymous

    You know, I had been feeling guilty about my generation running up a $53,000 per person national debt that these students will need to pay back someday. That’s about $1,700,000,000, one billion, seven hundred million for the 32,000 UM students. I’m feeling less guilty since this last election. Good luck, kids! At least you’ll be able to marry whoever(s) you want and smoke dope all day long.

  • Anonymous

    It seems pretty clear, regardless of which side you are on, that the system is protecting it’s federal funding. To lose that means students lose aid as does the university system. They are drawing a line in the sand to protect funding. Should they instead allow it and lose funding causes students to pay more for their education?

  • Anonymous

    “”Legalizing Pot Won’t Grow Economy”
    —President Barack Obama

    “”We’re not going to be legalizating weed … anytime soon.”
    —-President Barack Obama

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4894639-503544.html
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/04/obama-clarifies-his-stance-on-medical-marijuana-121598.html

    • who cares

    • Anonymous

      Well maybe now that he’s re-elected he wont feel so pressured to toe the status quo line. 

      • Anonymous

        Or he is going to be stricter than before. 

    • Anonymous

      Obama used to be a huge pothead while in school. Seriously.

  • The schools are trying to protect their federal funding.

    Since the feds think marijuana should remain illegal, they’re going to try and cover their collective butts to keep the money flowing.

    It’s time the people made the government bend to their wishes. Because that’s the whole idea behind democracy.

    We need a nationwide vote to settle this once and for all.

    x

    • Anonymous

      There is no mechanism to have a “nationwide vote.”

      • There could be. It hasn’t caught on much, but this has been kicking around for quite awhile: http://ni4d.us/

        Nationwide referendums and initiatives would be fantastic in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    An article on drug use in the umaine system makes me laugh. My daughter and her roommate had to leave their college due to drug use in their dorm room by another roommate and because staff did not address it they went to police. After this the college asked my daughter and her roommate to leave for they could not keep them safe from drug user and her friends. Did you say drug policy? yeah right. My daughter was in criminal justice classes and the other in nursing so if for any reason these girls were in the room when she was buying, selling, or using they could have been implicated which at this piont their futures would have gobe bye bye. Both these girls were doing their homework in other rooms and in their cars for almost a month and had asked only that the roommate go outside to smoke but no did that stop her no it got them threatened bodily harm. So as it is now both these young woman are home and taking online courses and have bills that total more than 7000 for an education that they worked so hard for but were cheated out of because of a roommate that smoked pot and because of a college that does not stand by their policies. Just think of this it could have happened to your child and you as a parent will be marked as an overprotective parent by the college. This just happened last month. They refunded my daughter 700 for the semester. All they asked was for her to smoke outside the dorm room but i guess that was not what she wanted and guess what guys she is still at the school even after the police caught her the night after the girls left. So just maybe they should loss their financial services for this college for not following policies.

    • no need to write a one page article haha

      • Anonymous

        you must smoke and do not care about the respect for others that do not keep laughing sir for when you have children and they choose maybe not to do drugs they may just be put in this type of situation and at that time you will not be laughing

    • Tyke

       Sounds like your daughter is the one blowing smoke. The story does not add up since campus security would have busted the smoker if it was reported.

      Your daughter may have been forced out for other reasons and doesn’t want you to know.

      • Anonymous

        campus security is one individual. An RA did go into the room from complaints from other residents on the floor and did not report it to his advisor when both my daughter and her roommate where out of the room and there were several in the room smoking. RA stated to both girls he was going to report and did not as they found out . After three weeks of these girls trying to get the roommate to stop smoking in dorm room they went to police like i stated before they did not want her to get in trouble all they asked was for her to smoke elsewhere outside not where they lived. Roommates boyfriend up every weekend to bring her up pot them fighting and having fist fights to the point of alot of complaints from others, her mother calling both my daughter and other roommate to have them complain about boyfriend to be removed for she did not like him, smoking dope in room and having sex on the couch in front of both girls, constant threats being made to both my daughter and roommate, and a college staff that just let all of these complaints about pot and the fighting from alot of individuals not only my daughter and her roommate but others slid under the rug. you say my daughter was forced out for reasons i do not know but what about the other roommate whom lives in sanford and did not know my daughter until they got there. really some bad comment and just maybe you should use your common sense. Should young adults whom have made the right choices be suseptable to this behavior in where they have paid to live and cause their education also that they have paid for be interrupted by one person whom chooses to be destructive? So many lies where told to cover this up it was amazing. Drug user sat in student affairs office and denied all use of drugs but got caught the night after both girls left by police dept. wow read the article again please.

        • Tyke

          Me thinks thou doth protest too much …
          .
          … waaaayyy too much.

  • Henderson bobby

    It is time to cut federal and state funding to UMS . We have an out of control deficit now, The more money we give UMS the more they spend . Time to get back to basics . Just teaching to students who want to learn. How can the community colleges do it on much less per credit hour? 

    • Anonymous

      Because community colleges do not engage in research. Research brings in money. And the better you are at doing research, the more money you bring in.

      It is through research that we learn what to teach students and the rest of the community. It is through research at universities that doctors, psychologists, engineers, business owners, and others learn new things.

      • Henderson bobby

        Also sports . and other wasteful programs. 

        • Alec Cunningham

          Why are sports programs wasteful?

          • Henderson bobby

            Spend $10 million more than they bring in.  Ya think all the football players had High enough SAT scores to even be in college? 63 Players on scholarship. I am not saying do away with sports but let them do thier own funding for them not on tax payer money or tuition cost. Time to down size sports . Tell you what I will volenteer to be head coach for free if not other coaches are paid . I bet they will not win many games but the cost would be cut.  

          • Anonymous

            I agree with you. I also think sports in high school should not be paid for by taxpayers during these tough economic times. We make cuts to our households, why don’t the schools do the same??

          • Henderson bobby

            I agree just more so for college these are not kids anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Huh. And yet the university system has been more than happy to turn a blind eye toward compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act when it comes to the posting of personally identifiable information in the posting of grades, allowing professors to put graded test books and term papers in publically accessible hallways, and allowing the release of the outcomes of student conduct proceedings that did not fall under the FERPA exemptions for cases involving violence.

    But then, the system has never felt it has to join the rest of the world.

  • Anonymous

    If people are going to use their medical marijuana, maybe try to be more discreet about it. Smoke outside in a secluded area or make an ‘edible’ or something. Don’t smoke in residence halls or in front of a cop……

    It’s unfortunate that the Feds won’t at least budge on the legalization of marijuana for medical usage. It’s so much safer than a lot of the addictive benzodiazepines, sedatives, pain killers, antidepressants and other crap that doctors prescribe 24/7 with very few questions asked. I guess someone would go out of business if that were to occur…..

    • Anonymous

      Big phrama and corporations own the goobermint  :-/

    • Anonymous

      i so agree with you about being discreet and taking outside not where others do not and cannot afford to be around it. My husband at the age of 44 had terminal cancer he never did any kind of drugs ever in his life so being put on oxys and other stuff just made him sick to his stomach so when he started smoking weed his pain and his appetite did get somewhat better. He smoked outside of our home in the middle of winter so it would not be around our daughter. He had 36 chemos so he had norapathy in his fingers and toes so bad he was bundled with blankets outside. This is another reason I am so angry with the college for allowing this around my daughter for there was no respect for the other roommates by the drug user. My husband passed from his cancer but feel pot smoking did help ease some of his pain.

  •  This may be last chance for government to legalize it and control it. Cold be another win win for pot smokers. Always has been a blessing in disguise for them. No Tax, minimum fines etc.,  and law enforcement is happy they steal the profit from dealers that get caught the others who knows and Lawyers make money too.

  • There is nothing worse than a  pot smokin foot draggin dead beat hippee. We should declare wahh on that drug! Stop this nonsense these people must be drunk and thats why theyre gettin all hopped up on that marijaunda in the first place. Beer leads to drugs ciggaretts leads to beer. Lets brake the chain make it all illegal coffee leads to ciggarettes too and cocoa is not the beginning.

    • Anonymous

      And sugar leads to coffee , so that would make it the gateway drug right ??  :-/

  • Anonymous

    Dumbing down even further on the college campuses…

  • Anonymous

    This is how the Federal Government gains control over the States by withholding money if you don’t comply to their wishes… Sort of like what they are doing to Iran and other countries. Do as we say or sancations will be imposed.. 

    • Alec Cunningham

      It’s what they did with the drinking age and federal highway funds.  It’s extortion.

  • Anonymous

    So is nutmeg, chocolate, poppy seeds, sugar…. and the list goes on and on. Most people don’t consider these as drugs, but they are and they aren’t regulated.

    It could even be argued that sugar is a more harmful drug than marijuana. 

    How many people drink their coffee with sugar in it on a college campus, at a high school or even middle-school. Or, God forbid, hot cocoa! 

    • Anonymous

      My Twinkie is more harmful than the evil-weed ?

      • Anonymous

        As is the pink slime on your meat and a lot of other preservatives used for consumption at the grocery store.

        • Anonymous

          Did you know all hydrogenized  fats and oils inflame the liver? Check out how many processed foods have hydrogenized fats or oils in them. It’s shocking.

      • Anonymous

        It could be. There are reports that are comparing eating sugars to cocaine abuse in how they both similarly affect the brain. I’m not sure if that is hype or a real study. 

        I have little doubt that more Twinkies are devoured after getting high than before. 

        I guess what I’m trying to say is, Twinkies are good!

        • Anonymous

          Twinkies Rock,man

    • Anonymous

      My comment was meant as a reply to another posters comment saying no drugs should be allowed on school grounds.  

      Disqus has been doing some weird things lately. Sometimes the comments won’t post and others, they show up wherever they want.

      • Anonymous

        True enough about Discus or BDN stating they are being reviewed by moderator. I think is violating the 1st amendment as comments are to be ones own not reviewed for publication. I think I have figured out it is keywords that keep them from being posted and not anything that is vulgar or rude either just certain acronyms that the right and or left doesn’t agree with. Still isn’t that stopping my freedom of speech? Let me know if you agree.

        • Anonymous

          Bangor Daily News owns and pays for this website, so if they choose to remove a comment, it’s their right. If enough get removed, fewer people will post their thoughts and debate ends.

           I don’t know if flagged comments are reviewed by a moderator or not before being removed, but I do see many comments go missing lately. 

  • Anonymous

    Instead of caving in to the Federal regulations so they can receive their blood money,  UMS should be fighting for the LEGAL rights of their students.  But, that won’t happen.  The sheeple in charge always look for the easy way out, no matter what the cost to others.

    • Anonymous

      thank you so much for this comment it is so true. at any cost is so true. I would not wish this happening to any student but all that have ignorant comments should have this happen to their child and see if they see it in another way. All their childs dreams and hard work down the tiolet for a college did not back right from wrong. bottom line. Also it is a state entity so you cannot sue even just to get the tuition back from them. My daughter received a 800 check today out of 7000 for an education that she never received.

  • Anonymous

    SHOCKER, UMaine System believes thier views are LAW…get with the program folks.  You are telling any person dying with a disease that they are not welcome to spend thier final days in school, a place they may feel most comfortable, and that your translation of the policy stands above the people of Maine.  What a surprise that is, expecially since you nickle and dime the people of Maine for going to school there so your Administrators can recieve those big money salaries.  You couldnt PAY me to attend the University of Maine.

  • Anonymous

    Go to a trade school and learn something that is useful

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