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You don't have to belittle people who happen to disagree with you

To The Daily Sun,

I've been reading all the letters here for a long time now, and I must say, I'm really appalled at the lengths people go to in making THEIR point: calling people names — there is no reason for this. If you want to disagree with someone, just disagree, and explain your viewpoint; you don't have to belittle them, or subject them to your personal insult. Aren't we above this? Little kids and bullies do this. I thought the majority of you were adults. I'm no prude and I'll call a spade a spade when necessary but this is getting totally out of hand. Just because one disagrees with your view or one doesn't let you know if they are a male or female —SO WHAT.

Be nice people; maybe you'll be treated better too.

Judi Leavitt

Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:40

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Biden's crack about domestic terrorists worse than CAP LETTERS

To The Daily Sun,

June Huot, in her Daily Sun letter dated October 22, is right: The Sun is a great venue for expressing one's political thoughts. Huot is also right to suggest that a political arena should be sacred to debating and should not be used for berating or insulting other people sharing different points of view. Huot's reference that newspaper CAPITALIZATION is used as YELLING at times to get attention brings to mind the words of a longtime friend who spoke as follows: "In my many years as chairman of Staten Island's Steamship Authority I have come to believe that people who raise their voice the loudest are usually wrong".

I might add too that this whole subject reminds me of Vice President Joseph Biden in 2012 when he equated Tea Party members as domestic terrorists for their voice seeking "less government" and "lower taxes". Comments like Biden's are worse than CAPITAL LETTERS

Roland Jutras
Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:35

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Objectivity & creditibility are lost if you depend on political blogs

To The Daily Sun,

It's very alarming, but not surprising, that Mr. Earle relies on conservative blogs for his information, and the source for unbiased and "open minded" intelligence. Evidently it doesn't require facts because it's a site he "trusts". Apparently he doesn't realize that all objectivity and credibility are lost when your information is dependent on political blogs, whether they be conservative or liberal. Most of these blogs have an explicit or implicit bias and are followed by people that agree with their personal opinions.

In the past I have addressed Earle's "lies and misinformation designed to deceive", but I have, as yet, not "attacked" his "person".

I would agree with Earle that "the truth behind Obama can not be denied by anyone with an open mind" — but the lies certainly can.

Earle apparently has done an extensive check with his "reliable source" in Gilmanton as to my identity — with no results. My suggestion is for Earle to contact his "birther" buddies and launch an extensive investigation; with any luck, they can get Donald Trump as the lead investigator.

L. J. Siden
Gilmanton

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:29

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Why are towers needed when wires can be buried along roadways?

To The Daily Sun,

My husband and I moved to New Hampshire a few years ago primarily because of its gorgeous scenery. I feel the views of mountains, lakes, and countryside are the state's greatest assets.

Recently, I received a newsletter from State Senator Jeanie Forrester. In the newsletter, she referred to the public hearings that have taken place across the state concerning the Northern Pass. According to Senator Forrester, more residents opposed the project at every hearing than supported it. It's no wonder. The Northern Pass would introduce a scar upon the landscape.

Towers and wires marching down the center of New Hampshire do not present a picturesque view for tourists or locals. I can't imagine any tourist being thrilled with the view. "Oh, honey, look at those beautiful towers. I just love the way those high tension wires sparkle in the sun."

Why is it necessary when the wires can be buried along existing interstates? You don't see ugly wires in big cities. That's because they bury the eyesores. It's done that way all across this country. Why not here?

Doing so would also provide New Hampshire with a steady income from compensation for the use of the state rights-of-way. This would have a lasting positive effect on the state unlike the proposed towers.

Kathy Carter
Meredith

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 03:28

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Northern Pass will no longer air commercial with out-of-date ID

To The Daily Sun,
Recently I publicly complained about the misleading commercial WMUR-TV has been airing about the Northern Pass project.
In the commercial, Doug Boyd of Franklin made a statement to the effect there he was the police chief. He is a retired police chief and currently serves of the city council.
Last week I received a letter from the Northern Pass information office thanking me for bringing this to their attention. The letter states that the interview with Boyd was from a few years ago and has been updated. The letter also says that commercials which air in there future will be up-to-date with Boyd's current information. I have not seen any commercial featuring Boyd since I went public with my complaint.
Once again I state that I am neither for or against the Northern Pass Project. I just don't like misleading commercials which don't tell the truth.

Gordon D. King
Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:23

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