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One of my family members was officer in large police department

To The Daily Sun,
This reply is to address Dave Schwotzer's query as to whether I know the difference between a Prison and a County Jail:

I will share with you a bit of information of my in-depth knowledge of the difference between a prison and a county jail. Although you do not need to know about my life history or background, as I wish to keep it out of public arena, I am willing to share this much with you and the readers of this newspaper. One of my family members wore two separate uniforms for many, many years. One uniform was worn during service in the U.S. Military, the other was worn as a law enforcement officer for a large police department. Enough said.

Bernadette Loesch
Laconia

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:54

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Progressives need to believe America is hopelessly racist nation

To The Daily Sun,
In response to Bernadette Loesch's letter last Friday in the Sun: I a simple man, am perplexed by most of your reply. I mentioned that it was likely you had never heard of George Thomas and the horrifying rape and murders committed by George and four others. Your seemingly incoherent reply, "I will admit to you that I do not know either individual you refer to in your letter. But I will tell you this fact. I know that they were both involved in crimes whether they be the alleged perpetrator or victim". Sheesh, it's an AFLAC duck/Yogi Berra redux moment. You obviously did not check out the situation at all. The two people killed were not involved in any crimes whatsoever. George and the four other perpetrators had been involved in numerous unlawful activities.
And judging by your response, you are copacetic with the Maryland teacher injecting an inaccurate racist component in her lesson plan by using the Emmitt Till murder as a comparison to the Martin/Zimmerman case. You said, "who better than a teacher who is qualified and responsible for the education of our children...right?" Only if one thinks indoctrinating our youth with racialist, progressive, revisionist history is a good thing.
Bernadette, you are spot on when you said, "in this day and age for skin color to cloud our opinions be it positive or negative, pollutes any logical decisions or outcomes in the legal arena and in our daily lives". President Obama, certain Democrats, the mainstream media, Hollywood and Eric Holder's thoroughly corrupt justice department are classic examples. Judicial Watch obtained documents revealing that the Department of Justice helped organize demonstrations and protests against Zimmerman under the guise of being sent to offer calm guidance and maintain the peace. And that was using unsolicited taxpayer funds to boot.
As writer and radio host, Derek Hunter notes, Progressives need people to believe America is a horribly and hopelessly racist nation to justify bigger government and more thought crimes. I would add, also to keep Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous (NAACP president) relevant since as Derek says, "actually talking about and solving problems for which they've appointed themselves champions would put them out of business".
Christopher Paslay, M.Ed, notes how many people in 21st century America believe "colorblindness" is an ideal and goal we all strive for. Unfortunately, a liberal professor at Eastern University while giving a lesson about social justice, told the class that "colorblindness" is a code word for white supremacy. So I ask you, just which group is it that seems reluctant to admit that white racism against blacks is really quite hard to find today. Which is why progressives made up the story that George Zimmerman had racial animus in his heart when there was no evidence whatsoever to make that claim. Look up Sherman Ware, homeless black man in 2010 when George came to his aid to get a police officer's son charged with assault.
Karin McQuillan, author and psychotherapist reminds us how the country working together, black and white, Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, were wildly successful in overcoming racism and discrimination to a very large degree. She says that within a generation, racism became rare and socially unacceptable. According to a World Values survey, only 3.8 percent of Americans are reluctant to have a neighbor of another race. Within two generations, we elected a black president who has a black Attorney General, after already having two black Secretaries of State.
I find it incomprehensible and so sad that our own president, ably assisted by Eric Holder and their progressive armies, continue to promote victimhood and impart the notion to black children that the deck is stacked against them. Hundreds of black men, women and children are murdered every year in the inner cities of America and there are no Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson demonstrations demanding justice and solutions for them. They are merely nameless faces dying silently in the graveyards of political correctness while the race hustlers recommit to their relentless search for the next white on black crime. Bernadette, I hope you are with me in what should be a bipartisan quest for a true colorblind society. And in any future letters to me, please make sure they are indeed logical and cohesive. After all, I am but a simple man trying to make sense of this crazy world of ours.
Russ Wiles
Tilton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:50

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Commission looking at ways to reduce cost of new-jail project

To The Daily Sun,

The County Commissioners would like to keep you updated regarding the planning process to address the existing jail conditions and implement a community corrections model.

We have presented a plan that reflects one scenario based on bed space projections, facility square footage, and costs. This scenario was carefully evaluated by a planning committee and determined to produce the best outcomes for our county after reviewing with representatives from all participant agencies involved in our criminal justice system.

We have listened and heard many concerns from the Delegation as well as others in the community and are looking at a number of ways to reduce the cost of the project. These include:

— Revisit the projection scenarios and attempt to reduce the number of beds required based on alternate admission and length of stay assumptions; also consider a different projection threshold (vs. the 25 year projection currently utilized).
— Explore alternate options for the Community Corrections Center, new construction or renovate an existing space.
— Consider opportunities to work with a neighboring county.
— Reduce the overall size of the facility.

The Commissioners look forward to sharing these findings with the Delegation as we move forward in addressing the needs of the incarcerated population in a safe, secure, and rehabilitative environment that saves costs in the long run by reducing recidivism.

Belknap County Commissioners

John H. Thomas

Edward D Philpot, Jr.

Stephen H. Nedeau

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:46

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Taboo against talking about dying is about to change, locally

To The Daily Sun,
Ever wonder what kind of a crap game you're in and who the players are? Wonder no longer because a Death Café is coming this way very shortly. Talking about dying has long been taboo in our culture but that's all about to change. A movement which started about 10 years ago in Switzerland and spread to Belgium and France then the UK and since 2004 has made its appearance in various cities as Columbus Ohio, Vancouver BC , Sonoma County, California and Chicago.
The goal is to raise awareness with the view of helping people make the most of their lives. It has to be a good thing when people are open to get together and talk about death. Keeping it socially unacceptable and taboo is how the funeral industry got so commercial. Usually meetings are held over coffee and donuts and usually run themselves even though there is a facilitator.
Sample questions that you might run into are: How do you want to die? In your sleep? In the hospital? Of what cause? When do you want to die? Is 100 too old? Are you scared? What kind of funeral do you want — if any. Is cremation better than burial? What do you need to accomplish before your life is over?
You may also learn about creating wills and advanced medical directives. I'm sure near-death experiences and communicating with the dead will pop up somewhere! What happens after death? Is there a heaven or hell? What are the different views of various religious traditions? Sound kind of gloomy to you? I thought so too at first but anytime we can demystify and throw light on a subject — to the horror of western religions — I'm all for it. If you're interested in attending such meetings you can call Starr King on Fairgrounds Rd.  in Plymouth at 536-8908. Go easy on the donuts though. One too many may make these meetings more pertinent than you think.
If you're young enough to last another 10-15 years you might not need to attend. There are some very bright people sponsored by some very rich people who are looking into making us all immortal in the very near future. It's just a matter of downloading your brain and exchanging your flesh and blood for some shiny mechanical parts. Voila! Instant immortality. Snicker all you want. We share 60 percent of our genes with a banana; 90 percent with a mouse; and 99 percent with a chimpanzee. I look at it as "upward mobility". Pass the lubricant.
George Maloof
Plymouth

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:42

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New Northern Pass pamphlet is full of biased talking points

To The Daily Sun,
On Saturday, the mail carrier dropped off a professionally-produced, tri-fold pamphlet titled "We've Listened" that was distributed by the Northern Pass. Perhaps you received one too, or will soon. You can't miss its friendly pastel green and blue colors.
I was intrigued by the opening paragraph, being a writer myself. Remember your mom reading to you Little Red Riding Hood? Or have you ever heard the saying, "A half truth is a whole lie."?
Let's take some of the exact text from the pamphlet and add the missing text. I'll put the missing text in all CAPS so there's no confusing the two. Here we go:
"The Northern Pass is a proposed ALMOST ENTIRELY AN OVERHEAD transmission project that would bring clean, low-cost hydroelectric power from Quebec, CANADA into New Hampshire WHERE IT WILL THEN BE SENT DOWN TO HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESSES IN MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND AND NEW YORK. YOU FOLKS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DON'T NEED ELECTRICITY BECAUSE YOU PRODUCE PLENTY FOR YOURSELVES. YOUR CURRENT HIGH ELECTRIC RATES WILL NOT DROP SIGNIFICANTLY BECAUSE WE'RE SELLING OUR CHEAP ELECTRICITY TO YOUR NEIGHBORS.
This project is a partnership between Public Service of New Hampshire's parent company, Northeast Utilities, and its Canadian energy supplier, Hydro-Quebec A $12 BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR COMPANY."
When you open the pamphlet to page two, there's more soft and gooey language. It's important to note they keep saying the words region or regional because truth be told New Hampshire is just a tool.
Hydro-Quebec needs to come through New Hampshire to be able to sell its juice to all the other states to the south of us. Their wording in the pamphlet is designed to make us feel GUILTY if we don't act like good neighbors. (Throat-clearing noise.)
Here's some additional text from the pamphlet:
" .... burn fossil fuel that creates carbon emissions linked to climate change. OUR NEW TALL OVERHEAD TRANSMISSION LINES WILL BE COMING DOWN THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER VALLEY. JUST 18,000 YEARS AGO ICE FROM THE ENORMOUS CONTINENTAL GLACIERS EXTENDED FROM THE NORTH POLE DOWN AND ACROSS TO CAPE COD. THIS ICE WAS PROBABLY 2,000 FEET THICK OVER MUCH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. IMAGINE HOW MUCH CLIMATE CHANGE IT TOOK TO CREATE AND THEN MELT THAT ICE!
GUESS WHAT? NO TRUCKS, FACTORIES, POWER PLANTS OR CARS WERE AROUND THEN TO BELCH CARBON! ONE MORE THING — THERE WERE FOUR, COUNT THEM FOUR, PERIODS OF THIS CONTINENTAL GLACIATION IN THE PAST 2,000,000 YEARS! WOW, THAT'S LOTS OF MOTHER-NATURE PRODUCED CLIMATE CHANGE!"
I think you get the point. The pamphlet is full of biased talking points. Hydro-Quebec wants to make tens, possibly HUNDREDS, of millions of dollars as do their N.H. partners, but they don't care about you and me. They most certainly don't care about our pristine scenic views.
Here's the deal. I'm not against Canada selling its electricity to Americans. I'm against them stinking up our landscape just like those despicable wind turbines near Rumney and Newfound Lake that are spreading like a cancer.
Hydro-Quebec can do the RIGHT THING and BURY the power cables across our entire state and just charge the cost to those buying their product. THEY CAN PAY THE PEOPLE OF N.H. A PERPETUAL TOLL WHEREVER THE LINES ARE ON OUR ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS. It's a simple cost of doing business. Why should WE SUFFER? Tell Hydro-Quebec, PSNH and Northeast Utilities to STOP CROSS DRESSING and take off Grandma's clothes!
Tim Carter
Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:58

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