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Next time, E-waste collection effort will have 3rd truck available

To The Daily Sun,

The Laconia-Gilford Lions Club would like to thank all those who came to our Electronic Waste Collection Day fundraiser on October 24 in the Lowe's parking lot in Gilford. We are grateful for your support, as are our communities who will be the recipients of the majority of the funds raised. Special thanks to Lowe's in Gilford for allowing us to use their parking lot and to Pike Industries for providing the electronic sign advertising this fundraiser.

We would like to sincerely apologize to those who may have arrived in the final 45 minutes of our fundraiser. In the past, we have had two large trucks on hand to receive the electronic items that you bring to us; the second one has never been fully filled. This was not the case on Saturday; both trucks were fully packed three quarters of an hour before the scheduled end of our fundraiser. When the company was unable to send us an additional truck to accommodate your items, we had no alternative but to end our fundraiser early. It was very difficult for us to turn people away, but we do hope that you will understand that there was no other choice for us.

I think that you can appreciate how difficult it is to gauge the quantity of items that may be brought to an event of this nature. We try to do our best, and in the past, we have succeeded in accommodating everyone — that was, unfortunately, not the case this time. In the future we will request that three trucks be sent so that no one will be disappointed.

The Electronic Waste Collection Day of the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club is held two times a year. Our spring collection day will be held on April 23, 2016. We do hope that we will see you then.

The money that the Lions raised will allow the club to meet pressing needs in our community including eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aids, scholarships to graduating high school seniors, Community Health & Hospice, assistance to food pantries and community service programs among other local charities. The Lions greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on April 23, 2016 for our spring Electronic Waste fundraiser.

Thank you all.
Marylin Brown, President
Laconia-Gilford Lions Club

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Green Gangs always come up with new theories on global warming

To The Daily Sun,

I've been saying this for a long time and will continue to say it, Democratic politicians do not want solutions to our problems, they want issues to run on. Take the Second Amendment debate for instance. With big city Democratic mayors in charge for decades, why do statistics like this exist? In Chicago, just this year, 82 people were shot, 15 dead over the Independance Day weekend. Eight people shot to death on Sept. 2nd, 52 were shot over the weekend. Over all, more then 2,000 thousand have been shot, and 326 murdered as of the beginning of Sept. The vast majority of these were drug related but this summer Obama released hundreds of "non violent drug felons" from federal prisons. Anyone want to bet these crimes will not go down? That's more Americans then killed in Afghanistan in the same period.
Democrats, instead of addressing the problem head-on, try scapegoating legal gun owners and the Second Amendment as though that's the problem, instead of crime gangs trying to kill one another for control of the city's drug trafficking. Often some innocent person or child gets shot or killed and still Democrats pander to gangs and criminals and throw up straw men to deflect their dereliction of duty. And still people are determined to vote for Democrats, even though after nearly 60 years of false promises and failures — as if giving them just a little more time there will produce a happy ending. Folks, it's not gonna happen. There is no happy ending to socialism, just more failures and empty promises.
Now about global warming. Over the past 18 years of satellite measurement there has been no significant rise in earth's temperature. The green guys have a theory for this it's called "the pause theory". Their last theory, whereby our seacoast cities would have all been flooded 10years ago didn't work out so they had to come up with another. And even if this latest is right, the much-cited 97 percent also agree that for the world to affect change it would take many decades of every country in the world effectively coordinating all their efforts to stop it. Fat chance! In the meantime, Green Gangs want us to spend the nation and people into abject poverty and Democrats are leading the pandering to what has to be the most speculative, unproven junk science sense critics of the Suez Canal project claimed it would flood the Mediterranean cities.
So argue all you want lefty, but you can't show any real progress from liberal laws and programs. What we get from you is regressive and irresponsible. More poverty and suffering here and abroad all so your politicians can have "issues to run on."
Steve Earle


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