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Nature of the universe is conservation; E=mc2 is its statement

To The Daily Sun,
Neo-cons (new conservatives) originated in the 1960s from a group of anti-soviet liberals and social Democrats who come from intellectuals writing in the journal of the American Jewish Committee, which had replaced the earlier Contemporary Jewish Record of the 1940s. Letter writer George Maloof referenced neo-cons in a long opening paragraph about conservatives. The twist being his reference is towards those "old" liberals who just can't progress. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat dissatisfied with the neo-libs, who are the neo-cons Maloof references; he ran as a Republican.
He goes on then to "broad stroke" conservatives as reactionary fundamentalist of the "Religious Right" of all the religions around the world who are notorious for overreaching. The thick and desirably sticking paint on his brush, a colorless "cognitive dissonance", is summed up as, "they don't like change". Ending with what might be a brilliant thought, "Einstein, who was no conservative . . .", except Einstein was the ultimate conservative.
For over a hundred years an effort has sought to disprove his foundational equations, string theory the latest, all have only succeeded to secure it. The nature of the universe is conservation, was it otherwise the energy which created it would long ago have burnt out. E=mc² is the statement of conservation as it states energy and mass are equivalent. The ends of the universe is limited only by our ability to see.
Psychologists have terms for everything, if they don't they lump it in somewhere as it may always be redefined.
His gospel of terms and definition chase after a desperate search for a truth which only may be found when one looks into a mirror. That long list of labeling others is the cloth which comforts those who are unable to define themselves.
Politically, a conservative — which I consider myself — is one who adheres to the Articles of the N.H. Constitution, Part I — The Bill of Rights. Has there been change, yes, and there has been a more recent redefining of the RSAs as a means of that change. Article IV. Among the natural rights, some are in their very nature unalienable, because no equivalent can be given or received for them. Of this kind are the RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE. Psychologists most likely have a term for that as well, fortunate for them it is "their" right as well!
G.W. Brooks
Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:14

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Granite State Future goal will be to get us to accept 'free' money

To The Daily Sun,
The nine unelected Regional Planning Commissioners are pushing their vision to permanently change every N.H. town and city into their perception of the new N.H., by mandating equal outcomes for everyone and not equal opportunity. This perverted vision disregards our elected representatives form of local and state government.Through the tenacles of their regional planning framework, the Granite State Future intrudes into virtually every aspect of our lives — housing, health (HEAL Program), transportation, water infrastructure, environment, economic development, climate control assessments, energy efficiency, education and green building.
The structure of the Granite State Future program includes state and federal agencies (as well as special pay-to-play organizations) that have contractually committed to "cross intergrate their policies with the statewide policy framework". Each of these "chosen" partners have been granted a direct conduit into defining New Hampshire state policy — conveniently bypassing our State Legislature. The deceptive plan to implement this agenda (without elected oversight) is to use state agency policies and regulations via Granite State Future partner agencies to impose the Granite State Future with the force of the law, circumventing our elected representatives.
We should all be concerned based on the recent abuses by the EPA, IRS, and NSA. Need more convincing? Ask the regional planning commissioners who owns the water in your well. They'll say the water is a "community resource" that must be protected by the state. By "protected", they mean regulated and taxed.
The regional planning commissioners, via the Granite State Future program, presented their vision to our N.H. representatives on June 11, 2013. The meeting was a "Listening Session that was chaired by Ben Frost, the director of N.H. Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), a pay-to-play partner in the Granite State Futures program The NHHFA is overseeing the distribution of HUD's Community Planning Grant Funding (CPG) in N.H. They are pushing the bait of "free money" to willingly entice communities into relinquishing their property rights and local zoning control — in perpetuity — using a deceptive, systematic scheme that is being implemented slowly and incrementally. Once grant money is accepted, towns and cities will be left with little to no options to change their minds.
The grants are presented as innocuous to the recipients, but in reality they open the door for the federal government (via HUD and other federal agencies), to dictate changes in local zoning ordinances under the guise of fair housing. And if towns fail to comply HUD can wield its iron fist by using the brute force and full power of the federal government.
Westchester County, N.Y. accepted Community Planning Grant money, and is now in battle for its life. Based upon the grant agreement, HUD is now trying to force the county to meet HUD's definition of "fair housing" by demanding Westchester County change all zoning in every town AND build 10,768 "affortable" homes at a cost to Westchester County taxpayers of $700M to $1B (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kZJYD2XvpM). Former HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Simms referred to Westchester "as a model for building strong, inclusive sustainable communities across the entire United States." This approach is coming to the Live Free or Die Free State via the Trojan Horse called the Granite State Future program.
Call your selectmen, state representatives, senators and governor. Tell them to end this deceptive program to usurp our GOD given rights to Life, Liberty and Property.
Rosemary Landry
Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:06

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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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