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Thanks to local police departments for support of Torch Run

To The Daily Sun,
Thank you to everyone in the Laconia, Belmont, Sanbornton and Franklin Police Departments who participated in the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Hampshire. Together with the Meredith, Gilford, Tilton, and Northfield Police Departments and area volunteers, they ran the "Flame of Hope" from Meredith to Franklin to raise awareness and funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire and presented medals to athletes at the State Summer Games.
We would also like to thank the communities of Laconia, Belmont, Sanbornton, Franklin, Meredith, Gilford, Tilton, and Northfield for their support of this year's Law Enforcement Torch Run. Your commitment and dedication to celebrating the accomplishments of the Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes is truly an inspiration. Thank you!
Mary Conroy
President & CEO
Special Olympics New Hampshire

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:02

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New 'Lone Ranger' peels away one Old West myth after another

To The Daily Sun,
"Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoof beats of the great horse Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again!"
This antiseptic version of how the West was won came to me every Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. It sustained me throughout my childhood and many times, at the insistence of my parents, I would have to glue my ear to the radio because I tended to raise the volume when Rossini's William Tell Overture and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture played in the background to the introduction above. The little appreciation I have for classical music I owe to the Lone Ranger. My moral code was also developed during those half-hour episodes. To this day, I have no problem identifying the bad guys — namely those that don't agree with me!
Religious inferences appeared throughout the episodes. The Ranger himself assumed a divine nature as he glared over the empty landscape mythefied by the landscape painters of the early 1830s. Always impeccably dressed and squeaky clean even after wallowing in the mud, the Ranger with his white hat and white horse are reminiscent of other biblical connotations. Not surprising since the executive producer, once aspired to become a minister. In the 40s the U.S. was fighting an ideological battle with the "godless" communists.
The West became the Promised Land of the Old Testament. The Pilgrims, who arrived in 1620 viewed the land as their special gift from God. They were God's chosen people and this land belonged to them. This was "their" home to which they were returning. And so began the myth of "how the West was won" — kept alive only by the tourist industry and until the recent Disney movie, by Hollywood.
Enter Gore Verbinski's version of the Lone Ranger now playing in your local cinemas. This Disney film, would you believe, is not recommended for children given its extremely violent graphics. Told from Tonto's point of view (after all, he was there) the story peels away one myth after another, starting with the "white man's burden", bringing the Anglo-Saxon's "gift for governing" to the barbarians of the world. Tonto is no longer the servile "apprentice white man". The Ranger, although politically correct for its time is inherently racist in that natives are seen as not capable of surviving without the assistance of the Euro-Americans. White supremacy at its height, reflecting the Freemasonry Republican leanings of the first executive producer.
I can't blame many of my friends who refuse to see this film because of the violence or who want to maintain their "innocence". Most of my friends are educated people and I'm sure they understand reality as opposed to pop culture. I think Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski have done more to influence public opinion than any of the revisionist historians that Republicans love to hate. As for me, I have only one question: "who was that masked man?"
George Maloof
Plymouth

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:56

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Power outage showed how insane our traffic light timing is

To The Daily Sun,
Today, July 5, there was a major power outage ranging from about Cumberland Rd. in Gilford almost to Trustworthy Hardware in Laconia. ALL of the traffic lights were out, on a day of very heavy traffic. Traffic flowed far faster and smother than on any day with operating lights! I guess we all have noticed the insane bad timing of the lights, and today proved that!
So, why is intelligent light timing avoided or prohibited?
Jack Stephenson
Gilford

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:47

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You know Zimmerman but bet you've never heard of George Thomas

To The Daily Sun,
Bernadette Loesch engaged in paradoxical, progressive reasoning in her reply to my letter about the left clinging to a 1950's, 1960's race mentality. I provided a variety of examples of how the media used quotes and photos and took them out of context in an effort to convict Zimmerman prematurely, in the court of public opinion. Her reply to those examples was to ask me why I took them out of context. How does one respond to such a Yogi Berra like reply any better than the AFLAC duck's reply, "whaaaaa?"
So let me ask Bernadette to explain the actions of the left as I offer some more examples of extreme liberal bias. Why would prominent Democrats like Gov. Jennifer Granholm and congressman Bobby Rush don hoodies while Jamie Foxx walks about wearing a T-shirt with Trayvon's picture on it, if they are not promoting a fallacy that white on black crime is still omnipresent in this society and without proper lawful prosecution? Why would Hassan Adeeb, a Maryland teacher, use a "current affairs" lesson plan which compared the killing of Trayvon to the killing of a 14 year old black boy, Emmitt Till for allegedly flirting with a white girl? The lesson included information from "Think Progress", a far left think tank and the commentary from former MSNBC attack dog, Ed Schultz. Why let students follow the trial first, ask questions and come to their own conclusions using objective, critical thinking skills? Because that would interfere with the indoctrination of students into their activist agenda on racialism. One can almost envision MSNBC host and race baiter, the Rev. Al Sharpton, nodding his head in approval.
Where is the outrage by compassionate, understanding and tolerant modern day liberals, ideals that Bernadette decries we all should live by, with regard to black on black crimes in places like Chicago, Detroit and DC? Why does the decaying mainstream media not even bother to mention that there is far more black on white crime than vice versa and ignore it as though it no longer exists?
I'll bet you dollars to donuts that Bernadette has never even heard of George Thomas. Until a couple days ago, I had never heard of him. Thomas is black and he and four other blacks including one woman, carjacked, abducted, tortured, raped and murdered a young white couple, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, in the most horrific way imaginable. If you have the stomach for it, you can read the gut wrenching, heart breaking details in Jack Kerwick's July 3rd column at frontpagemag.com.
Hey Bernadette, do you suppose that virtually every living, breathing person in this country would be aware of this sickening case if Christian and Newsom had been black and their assailants white? And please, no more progressive, paradoxical poppycock answers if you please. Racialism is a core component of the progressive disease that is "political correctness". It's the kind of secular humanism and moral relativism that causes blood to shoot out of ones eyes. It is how modern day liberals can ignore the acts of the George Thomas types of the world and still sleep with a clear conscience. How's that for "perceived injustice", Bernadette? Do me a favor and go read Walter William's "Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon". It just may cure you of your apparent "white guilt" and allow you to have that open mind that you want conservatives types like me to have.
Russ Wiles
Tilton

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 11:00

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Spread the word, GHS Class of 1988 will hold reunion at OHD

To The Daily Sun,
The 1988 Gilford High School graduating class will be having its 25th class reunion during Gilford's Old Home Day weekend, August 23rd and 24th, 2013. We're hoping friends and family of our fellow classmates will help us spread the word. Our classmates can reach us by our Facebook webpage at GilfordNHClassof88 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The Reunion Committee
Lisa Mowery
Laconia

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:54

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