To The Daily Sun,
Russ Wiles is at it again in his letter entitled "chiropractic warriors". Published on the 18th of September in The Sun, he attacks me again with little in the way of facts, but full of failed attempts at adolescent humor. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was out of town at a medical conference when it was first published.
He accuses me of having a "little water on the brain". He calls it "cranial waterloggus". No Russ, the medical term is called Hydro Cephalous. I assume you are in your mid 60s Russ, isn't it time for you to grow up and use medically correct terminology? This is a serious and devastating medical condition especially when it presents itself in the neo natal period. Anyone who can find any humor in this condition is really a sick, sick individual, Russ. It is really ironic that you pick this condition to try and belittle me, but more on that later.
My first job as a PA was in the Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Genetics, at the University of Florida. Oh , I am sorry Russ, here I am using my experience again in your own words, "as a sledge hammer to put me down ...". Poor Russ, I just consider this a game of Intellectual Whack a Mole, with you Russ, as the mole. The ironic part of this, Russ, is that one of the main culprits for hydro cephalous in the neo natal period is an in utero infection with the Rubella virus. I had the opportunity to witness this first hand 30 years ago. Babies born to mothers with Rubella, or German measles can have severe cranial, ocular, and neurological disabilities. One medical advance that has almost completely eliminated this is the widespread use of the MMR vaccine. Pregnant women to this day are still tested for antibodies to Rubella. Two shots at one year and five years of age provide lifelong immunity. What a concept, Vaccines as immunizations, yes they do work, despite what your hero Tim O'shea, DC, thinks. In your own idiotic attempt to belittle me you have actually allowed me to prove a point. Vaccines save lives and have changed the course of medical care worldwide.
While you find chiropractors to be competent and caring individuals, I find them to be nothing but snake oil salesmen. If I can prevent just one parent from following their advice on not getting vaccinated, and if I can save one child from the devastating effects from a vaccine preventable disease, I consider that a major success. You see Russ, despite what you believe, adjustments do nothing for the immune system. Time and time again, I have given you and them an opportunity to prove me wrong and you both declined the challenge. These ongoing exchanges between us Russ, are starting to play out like an old vaudeville act, with you playing the role of my dim witted assistant, a role, ahem, you play quite admirable. You attempt to rile up the crowd with insane rants, only to be put in your place with a few well thought out facts. Only I don't think you are acting.
Finally , if you consider yourself one of the "chiropractic warriors" , I am more convinced than ever that I am on the right side of this argument.
Mirno Pasquali PA -C
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:21
To The Daily Sun,
Forget about the fact that some people can't sleep because of them. Or that they cause property devaluations by up to 50 percent. Or that they're a blight on the rural landscape.
Forget about the fact that they make life unlivable for many autistic children. Or that many countries in the world are in the process of abandoning them. Or that they only operate less than 30 percent of the time and often when they're not needed. Forget about the fact that they create virtually no jobs. Or that they seriously affect tourism. Or that they kill birds, bats and other wildlife.
Forget about the fact that they're causing the destruction of valuable land. Or that much of their profits go to foreign corporations. Or that they cause tinnitus and other hearing disorders for many people. Forget about the fact that it will likely cost us millions of dollars to decommission them. Or that they're driving a wedge between rural neighbors. Or that many people suffer headaches, dizziness, vertigo, nausea and other health disorders because of them.
Forget about the fact that they're so unreliable they require other traditional forms of energy production just to supplement the meager amount of power they produce. Forget that a large portion of wind energy is produced when we don't need it (at night or in lower-use seasons).
Forget that New Hampshire wind energy is being sent to southern states. Or that N.H. ratepayers will pay more for their electricity because of it. Forget all of it. Just remember this: Industrial wind turbines make absolutely zero economic sense. Hopefully now, the reality is starting to sink in...
Get informed and ask anybody in the towns affected what they think about it. But wait there's more — Newfound Lake residents, Cardigan Mountain residents and surrounding towns all consider themselves "NOT WILLING HOSTS". The majority oppose them and that's a fact. These projects will be a huge disaster for our pristine ridgelines. You want this? We certainly don't.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:15
To The Daily Sun,
In response to Wes Golomb's rebuttal to my letter about the science of climate change being a fallacy, I would like to thank him for proving my point.
In reading both of his letters, I can only assume that his whole philosophy on this topic is that science doesn't lie and cannot be manipulated. He says that my "drivel" doesn't prove anything, but it proves exactly what my point was. In the 1970s, during the global-cooling scare, it was scientists and their theories that "proved" we were going to freeze to death. And through the 80s and 90s, it was those same scientists and their theories that "proved" we were going to burn. So the professor, while accusing me of cherry picking information to fit my view, is refuting the science of the 70s because it doesn't fit his.
Maybe he doesn't believe the science of the 70s because it wasn't a long enough time period, just like he doesn't believe the cooling trend of the last 13 years is long enough to disprove the "fact" of global warming in the 80s and 90s. He tries to prove his point by using NASA data over the past 120 years. As he states, they picked a period of 30 years as a base line, and then picked a period that shows an increase in temperature to fit the view of global warming alarmists. Does he think 120 years is long enough? I'd like to go back further, let's say 2,000 years. According to a news article at http://tinyurl.com/823h6hc, "A large team of scientists making a comprehensive study of data from tree rings say that in fact global temperatures have been on a falling trend for the past 2,000 years and they have often been noticeably higher than they are today — despite the absence of any significant amounts of human-released carbon dioxide in the atmosphere back then." Were these scientists wrong? They examined trees, a physical object that can be touched and examined. They didn't use computer models, plugged with data from a specific volcanic eruption or a specific period of time like the professor describes, to prove their point. You can enter or omit anything into a computer model to get the result you are looking for.
I'm interested to know if the professor now thinks that 2000 years isn't a long enough period. Does he want to go back to a major ice age when temperatures were colder than they are now so he can get his upward trend line again? I'll just have to go back to before that, when the temperatures were warmer, to refute his findings. The only way to know the true trend is by going back to when the earth was first formed and drawing a trend line based on the temperature from then to now. The only thing that will show us is, in the grand scheme of things, humans have no real impact on this great planet. She can take us out of existence at any time she likes and no action against "climate change" is going to stop that. If the professor is right and we are causing this "catastrophic" rising of temperatures, are we going to destroy the earth before the Sun turns into a red giant, engulfing the first three planets in the solar system and destroys it for us? More scientific theory...
To answer the professor's question, yes I am still laughing. His satirical example of the decline in pirates being the cause of the rise in temperature is a perfect example of the type of cherry picking that the global warming alarmists do. I want someone to do a computer model proving that the best hot dogs come from apples, but I want to see the results before we plug in the data that you have to feed the apples to the pig first. That would be scientific fraud.
The professor says that we need to take action and we need to do it now. There is a solution already in place. It's a renewable resource, low maintenance, converts carbon dioxide into oxygen and it doesn't take big government or the free market to do. The best part about it is it's free! It's called "THE TREE!" Or are we going to hear from the professor next that photosynthesis is scientific fraud because it doesn't fit with his computer models?
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:11
To The Daily Sun,
In Friday's edition you ran the story on the sports pages as to high school teams in the playoffs. While the Sachems may not be appearing this year in the high school football playoffs of Division II, the Gilford Golden Eagles gridiron athletes have secured a Division III second seed in the playoff tournament and are expected to host Stevens of the Claremont region in the first round of those playoffs at home this Saturday. Too bad Gilford is so impoverished and over burdened with taxes that they cannot seem to find the money to furnish this team on their way to a third championship tournament, or a decent venue to play their home championship tournament games on.
Some of the town's sports fans, athlete's parents and family friends would like to be able to see some of these games from an appropriate seating/viewing arrangement instead of trying to peer through the rest of the team standing on the sidelines. The town has sponsored a field and field house site/building committee and fund. Contributions by any who care are appreciated.
Best of luck and congratulations to these fine young people who have been working so hard since the hot late summer season to have earned yet another spot in the NHIAA tournament in the few short years Gilford High has fielded a football team. We thank the fine dedicated coaching staff and mothers who do the laundry. Go Eagles!
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:07
To The Daily Sun,
I invite the residents of Ward 6 in Laconia to consider Tony Felch for City Council when they vote on November 5th.
We have many challenges and opportunities for our community to deal with, and I believe that it is time for new thinking to meet these challenges and take advantage of new opportunities for improving our community in the years ahead.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:03