To The Daily Sun,
In a recent letter from Bernadette Loesch, she sited a recent report from the California Dept. of Water Resources to counter my "very, very, old facts" about our government causing the drought disaster in California.
Ironically, the report actually backed up my assertion about diverted water reserves. "We must act now to preserve what water remains in our reservoirs," the report said. This, the only report she cited, did not address why there is a water shortage in the reservoirs. My letter did exactly that, but she chose to focus on only one of my references and go off on a diversionary tangent. Liberal progressive types are marvelous at using distraction when they "got nothing." Oh by the way, I also cited a 02/14/2014 article from Investor's Business Daily among other more "recent" references.
Later in her letter, she decided to change the meaning of my letter by distorting what I was implying. "So in fact it does look as if Mother Nature is responsible for the drought conditions in California." My quote, "No Mr. President, California's drought calamity isn't caused by climate change. It is caused by politics." Of course the drought is caused by Mother Nature or the climate. My implication is that the calamity of having a severe water shortage leaving 500,000 acres of farmland sit fallow is directly a result of diverting water to save some useless fish which has diminished the amount of water stored in reservoirs. A system that has worked for decades to deal with just the type of drought California is now experiencing. She offered no rebuttal to that, perhaps because she had nothing to offer. I do, if she is really interested.
According to the aforementioned Investor's Business Daily, House Bill 3964 which passed 229-191 would restore water flow from California's water-heavy north to farmers in the central and south. But Obama's plan is not to get that worthy bill through the Senate (where Democrats are holding it up). Just imagine if all that rain from the recent storms had been properly captured and stored instead of flowing needlessly into the Pacific Ocean.
Perhaps building more reservoirs might be in order since there are now 37 million people living in California as opposed to the 16 million in 1960 when the dams and reservoirs were built. Perhaps use money saved from not spending $68 billion on bullet trains to nowhere, wind turbines that kill eagles, desert solar panels that get so hot they incinerate birds who touch them and other venture socialist boondoggles. Too bad Delta Smelt don't fly because then we would see some quick action.
She then suggested that I do more research. Yet, she seemed to imply that because her one, cited, report does not mention Delta Smelt or the acres of water that has been diverted from the northern mountains, those facts must be false. A quick perusal of any number of diverse websites will bring anyone lots of references to this example of pure leftist politics gone rogue. Perhaps that is why she only referenced a single report from the state water department.
If President Obama actually cared about the economy and the citizens of this country, he could have "appropriately" used an executive order to allow for the redirection of water back onto those aqueducts and reservoirs. That would have put the interests of the people of this country ahead of some "endangered species" that no one cares about except some radical green environmentalists. All of us do care about maintaining a clean and healthy environment absent government's corrosive and controlling influence.
The fact that American taxpayers have financed the green elite's war against efficient energy sources, using billions of our dollars is unconscionable. The notion that our very own president hid behind the false premise of man-made climate change is equally reprehensible. Honest scientists know what causes climate change: weather, volcanoes, forest fires, ocean currents, El Nino, La Nina, cloud cover, water vapor levels, jet streams, solar flares and that wayward polar vortex.
Oh, and this just in, Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-1986, told lawmakers there is no scientific proof that human emissions of CO2 are the dominant cause of the minor global warming over the past 100 years. He said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment. Patrick also says that there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.
Yet, John Kerry claims the science is unequivocal and climate change can now be considered the most fearsome weapon of mass destruction. There is no truth to the rumor that Al Gore has requested permission to use that quote during his next $10,000 speech.
The needless death, destruction and harm that modern day radical environmentalists have caused is a letter for another day. But, let's be clear about this. Their ideology is about power and control over the lives of all citizens, and as usual, these liberal policies are hurting the poor the most. Liberal progressive foolishness is immensely irritating and very difficult to suffer quietly. That is why I appear so infuriated with Bernadette's response. A response which came across as shallow, misleading and condescending. She probably didn't realize she came across that way. Most liberal progressives types do not.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 09:42
To The Daily Sun,
We live near the top of Liberty Hill Road in Gilford. In the winter the wind causes huge snow drifts in our driveway. It's a challenge to clear before the next storm arrives. Over the years kind folks and neighbors have helped us dig out. Tom Marcoux and the Isabelles have been our "Snow Angels".
After several storms, some caring thoughtful person has plowed the difficult to remove pile at the roadside. We have not been able to identify our latest "angel". We put out signs thanking them in hopes that it will be seen, but we'd like to thank them properly. If you read this please solve our mystery. You have no idea how much we appreciate what you have done for us. Thank you so much.
Jackie & John Nickolais
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 09:36
To The Daily Sun,
Being a resident of Briarcrest since 1993, I believe I can speak with experience. After traveling around the state visiting manufactured home parks, I can truly say Briarcrest is the finest. It has been that way since I moved here, thanks to the Mooneys.
Soon it will belong to the community, and if we all work together it will continue to be the best. We have had our differences and now we should all participate as a united community.
Being a COOP it has it many advantages. You own it and make the rules, you do not have to worry about ownership ever again, loans that you were denied in the past will now be available to your through the COOP, your worries and complaints will be handled locally, not by someone 1,000 miles away. The benefits of ownership are great and I urge you to join so you too can help make it even better.
A Briarcrest Resident
and COOP member
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 09:31
To The Daily Sun,
Have you ever noticed either live or on tape, how vultures operate? They fly overhead, circling and when the time is right, they land for their prey.
When have you last checked your cable bill from Metrocast? Have you noticed that on this latest bill your service increased 7 to 8 percent. For what and why?
Metrocast has done what senators, the president and others have done in Washington. Without any notice to their customers, they have tried to slide their actions through. Enough is enough! A dollar or two might be acceptable, but not what MetroCast has done, that is totally not called for.
I am in what is supposedly my golden years, and like many others, working or retired, living on a limited fixed income, and there is no relief for us.
Last evening, I was watching a rerun of "Cops". During one break, I counted 11 commercials or program promos! At night, there are nothing but reruns or infomercials.
Isn't it time to join forces and let your town selectmen know about your feelings? Remember, the town selectman are the ones who renew the contracts for MetroCast to operate services in their town! One person cannot do it alone, it takes you, the subscribers, to send in writing, how you feel. Please help! The CEO and board of directors for MetroCast knows they have us by the groupers and are milking us for every penny they can get. Isn't it time to say no to MetroCast? Now they also want to charge for service calls on top of the already ridiculous prices. Service charge is roughly $90 per call!
I have 72 channels and Internet. The last bill was $124.29! Up from $116.11.
I might add one thing. Metrocast does not offer any relief for the elderly, disabled, or those living on limited income. Is this what you want?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 09:28
To The Daily Sun,
Whoever said you can't fight city hall is probably the same guy who said there's no such thing as a temporary tax. This is borne out with the recent "down-in-flames" proposal to reduce the State Meals Tax by a paltry 1 percent, from 9 percent to 8 percent.
Supporters said the cut would not affect the budget because the rooms and meals tax receipts are running about 5 percent more than anticipated. Thus this proposal would be "revenue neutral."
However, the tax and spenders represented by Democrat Susan Almy, from the Lebanon area said when the rate of the Rooms and Meals Tax was raised from 8 to 9 percent, the state agreed to increase the money for out-of-state tourism advertising. That increase would likely be one of the first reductions if the (meals tax reduction) bill passes.
Hmmm, if receipts are running greater than planned why then would anything be cut from the budget? Sounds like Ms. Almy is using the same scare tactics her boss in D.C. used when he closed National Parks due to the sequester. Let's hit 'em where it hurts.
Of course New Hampshire profits from all the meals tourists consume here in New Hampshire. However, on closer inspection New Hampshire citizens bear the brunt of this tax. House Minority Leader Gene Chandler, lamented, "While some would like you to believe the meals tax is primarily paid by those who visit our state as tourists, the reality is that you and I pay (this tax) on our morning coffee or bagel, our grilled cheese at lunch, or our pizza dinner with the family," Chandler said. "Lowering taxes like the meals tax is something I hope we continue to discuss as ways to help families keep more of their hard-earned money in their own pockets."
Yes indeed. Discuss it with Grafton County Democrats, Mary Cooney, Suzanne Smith, and Sid Lovett who all voted to keep the tax. Elections have consequences. Vote for people who stand up for us, the taxpayers of New Hampshire. Vote conservative.
Omer C. Ahern Jr.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 09:24