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Chat at Hector’s in 2008 sheds light on County Commission tactics behavior

To the editor,
I wrote this letter some time ago but held onto it because of the content. I know people will see this as a personal attack on two elected representatives and I don't like making these accusations without having personally witnessing the offense. The facts stated are true and considering the level of animosity between the County Commissioners and the County Convention I feel that the good citizens of the county might need to hear this so they can better decide for themselves which direction the county should be taken.
As I follow the details of the commission and convention in the paper I seem to be getting more and more upset with the way the reporting is biased against the convention. If the reporters had witnessed the actions of the commission members maybe they would sound so one sided.
What first riled me up to write this letter is what I read in the article from May 2 titled "Sanbornton Rep Praises Commissioners, County Staff, Says He's Ashamed of Delegation". This got me quite upset. Then I noticed the letters from the local leaders of the local Democrat Party supporting the county commission I decided to share some personal information I have.
What bothered me is when the article that says "particularly troubling for Fields are accusations of dishonesty on the part of the commissioners which have been raised by delegation members." A direct quote from Rep Fields is "I know John and Steve and know you're honest." Dennis also says "'I resent it when people imply you're not being honest." Dennis please pay attention because this isn't an implication, these are merely the facts.
In early 2008, while a Laconia City Councilor, I went to Hector's with two representatives after attending a particularly contentious County Convention meeting concerning the county budget. I was there to continue explaining the negative impact that the proposed budget would have on Laconia's taxpayers. These reps, who are now commissioners, detailed for me some of the illegal activities that they used to do with the exclamation that "what the public doesn't know doesn't hurt them" and "I don't care if it wasn't right or legal, I got things done." Many of the things they told me were about how they would "get even" with people they didn't like.
At the time I sort of dismissed this as merely bragging by a couple of convention members but watching the actions of the County Commission over the past several years make me wonder if they weren't telling the truth.
I do believe that it is the responsibility of the County Commission to pay all legal bills from lawyers representing any county official in official court proceedings. The fact that this commission filed suit against the Registrar of Deeds because she wouldn't do what they wanted, which was in violation of the state laws regarding her duties is one thing. The fact that they still refuse to pay the legal bills from defending herself against their lawsuit sounds just like one of the stories relayed to me at Hector's.
Then I read a letter from the Democrat leadership saying "The quagmire that Belknap County Convention Chair Colette Worsman has created for this county is unnecessary and counterproductive." I say thank you to Collette for trying to keep our elected representatives HONEST. They go on to chastise Rep. Worsman over the supplemental appropriation for the nursing home because it will generate $200,000 in additional revenue. I wonder how they know this when the paper reported that one of the commissioners that I am writing about refused to provide the information requested in advance of the public meeting. This again sounds like a tactic that this commissioner relayed to me that he took against someone else because he "didn't want to give him time to come up with questions to ask that would stop the project."
Then I read in the paper that the county administration is going to hurt the public by not taking any new patients into the nursing home until they get more money. County Administrator Debra Shackett told the commissioners that "Our only control is through admissions", which sounds like a strategy that Commissioner John Thomas told me that night. Get the public on your side, no matter what it takes.
I really wonder why the Democrat representatives seem to like and support the commissioners so much?
The letter from the local Democrat leadership ends with the statement "This vitriol must stop". I agree, but the difference is that I want the commissioners to perform their job by honoring their oath of office. I want them to open the doors to become more transparent, keep their actions honest and legal and to work with the County Convention and its leadership instead of fighting every step of the way.
Actions speak louder than words and right now your actions are speaking the same words you once told me. I would fully support an investigation by the state Attorney General into the dealings of the Belknap County Convention. My opinion is that criminal charges would result from such an investigation.
Greg Knytych
New Hampton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:34

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Liberal aims are often cloaked in pleasant-sounding schemes

To the editor,
While finishing up my studies on Constitutional History of the U.S. at a University in Cedar City, Utah I had the opportunity and privilege to stay with the university provost and his family. This afforded me a rare opportunity to get his attention and spend hours in conversations over the dilemma we are facing in this country. One evening the topic centered upon constitutional usurpation and tyranny. During one of those discussions Dr. Groft shared with me an occurrence that had happened a few years before.
There had been a farmer who accidentally killed a gopher by running over it with his tractor. It cost him thousands of dollars in fines. It seemed that this non-native species was somehow protected and the federal bureaucracy was going to use him as an example. We discussed this for some time, until the Dr. stated "Lets go for a ride".
The ride was a short one. Taking only a few minutes. He stopped the car near a large brick building. He asked "Do you have any idea what this building is?" Of course my response was " No". "It's a federal building connected to the Department of Interior" was his response. He shared with me how this all came about. Late one night the city was awakened to the sound of tractor-trailer trucks coming through the city. Then the sounds of heavy equipment working. Those who saw the trucks and equipment stated that there was no markings on any vehicle. The federal plot thickens as I was informed that up until that time a colony of gophers had lived there. This was during the Clinton era when socialism and tyranny took a few giant steps forward. Sound familiar?
So what is happening in Cedar City, Utah now? More of the same.
Today property owners' land is being confiscated by the federal government for the use of the same gopher they plowed under during the Clinton years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is blocking construction or development in anyway that might harass the poor rodent. You cannot be any more intimidating than bulldozing.
Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Jonathan Wood states that Cedar City is under siege. "The town is inundated with prairie dogs that are leaving parks, gardens, vacant lots, and even the local cemetery pockmarked with burrows and tunnels. Development projects are blocked by federal prairie dog protections. And public health is imperiled because prairie dogs-which are rodents, after all and can be carriers of diseases".
The federal government uses the Commerce Clause (Article 1, Section 8) to block owners and state from using their property. Somewhere in time the courts found they could use the Commerce Clause and General Welfare Clause and change its meaning to push their socialist agenda. We may soon see the little rodents at the local super market with their EBT card.
Surely if wind farms can literally hack to pieces thousands of federally protected birds with impunity then why is harassing a gopher a federal crime? Where is the justice for eagles and hawks who claimed territory that wind farms destroy?
There may be more to it than what appears on the surface. Agenda 21 is a communist plot created by the United Nations. And favored by like-thinking presidents who use executive orders to stealthily ease us into a world government plot that controls all resources, land, people and even the air we breath. Bill Clinton was infamous for this tactic.
Is communism creeping into your town by stealth? Code words have been used by sneaky liberals for decades. Do these words sound familiar? Smart Growth, Sustainable Development, Wildlands Project, Regional Visioning Projects, Going Green, Regional Planning, Historic Planning, Growth Management, Conservation Easement, Facilitators, Green Building Codes, Sustainable Farming, Consensus. These words are constantly in flux as Americans catch on to the communist agenda.
D.I.C.E.D. the Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development is the United Nations covenant for global government. The first version was submitted to the U.N. in 1995 during its 50th anniversary. A fourth version was submitted on September 22,2010.
There are 79 articles and 242 pages. U.N. agenda 21 transform them into Global Law. Article 51 states we must pay 0.7 percent of GDP for official development assistance. Article 69 deals with settlements of disputes by Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice.
Agenda 21 is not about safeguarding the environment, it is about control. George Soros, Ford Foundation, World Bank, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, E.P.A. and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation are funding and pushing the implementation of this global authoritarianism. Federal agencies are working to do the same.
When a liberal speaks, listen closely. Then compare his rhetoric with other tyrants like, Hitler, Mao, Lenin, and Stalin. They cloak their aims with pleasant sounding schemes. They are designed to ensnare the masses. Creating a yoke of bondage.
Gene F. Danforth

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:16

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4th graders could teach us about politeness in addition to math

To the editor,
Relative to a letter in Wednesday's issue of the Sun, it spurred me to call my own fourth grade grandson and ask him if it made sense to appropriate money unnecessarily when an excess of already appropriated money was available to handle the contingency. He replied that it probably wasn't a good idea and, furthermore, that it was unsophisticated and possibly rude to chortle over someone else's opinion about which you disagree.
Rep. Dick Burchell
Belknap 5

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:03

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Before you write your next letter, be sure to do your homework

To the editor,
I have a homework assignment for you. Before you sit down and put pen to paper again may I suggest you read the following books and watch the suggested movies. They will give you some great and very balanced insight as to how the U.S. and the world at large work and has evolved over the decades.
List of books:
1) "Escape from Camp H"; the true account of a young man who escaped from a North Korean prison and lived to tell his story, by Blaine Harden
2) "Drift" by Rachel Maddow
3) "The Post American Worl by Fareed Zakaria
4) "The Second Civil War" by Ron Brownstein
5) "The Nine"; the inner workings of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
6) "Dreams From My Father" by Pres. Barack Obama
7) "All the Devils Are Here: a history of the Financial Crisis" by Joe Nocera
8) "Too Big to Fail" by Andrew Ross Sorkin
9) "More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite" by Sebastian Mallaby
10) "The World's Banker: a story of failed states, financial crisis, and the wealth and poverty of nations" by Sebastian Mallaby
11) "When Genius Failed: the rise and fall of long-term Capital Management" by Roger Lowenstein
12) "The AIG Story" by Maurice R. Greenberg and Lawrence A. Cunningham
13) "Beyond Outrage: what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it" by Robert Reich
14) "The Price of Inequality: how today's divided society endangers our future" by Robert Reich
15) "The Work of Nations: Preparing ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism" by Robert Reich
16) "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
17) "Capitalism: a treatise on economics" by George Reisman
18) "Dude, Where is my Country?" by Michael Moore
List of movies:
1) "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg
2) "Lincoln" by Steven Spielberg
3) "Bowling" for Columbine by Michael Moore
4) "How Wall Street Got Away With Murder" by Michael Moore
5) "All The President's Men" by Robert Redford
6) "Fahrenheit 9/11" by Michael Moore
And yes, I have read almost all of the above mentioned books and seen the movies too.
Bernadette Loesch

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:07

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A few Belknap County reps could stand to repeat 4th grade math

To the editor,
It's Monday night, June 3rd and I just got home from the Belknap County Delegation meeting where they took a vote on whether or not the Belknap County Nursing home should accept revenue of $414,044 from the Federal Government for offering short term care to Medicare patients at a cost of $200,000.
It's like me offering anyone reading this letter $20 for every $10 they give me...what would you do? Take the deal right? Well, believe it or not, not all the Belknap County reps did. If your State Representative is Colette Worsman, who represents Meredith and Gilford, or Mike Sylvia who represents Belmont, or Dick Burchell who represents Alton and Gilmanton, or Jane Cormier representing Alton, THEY ALL VOTED NO. You have to ask yourself? Why wouldn't they? I don't know the answer to that but please be sure to contact them and get their answer.
Just to be sure my math was correct, I called my 4th grade grandson and asked him; If you gave me $200,000 and I gave you back $414,044 would you do that and he said," Absolutely." So what does this 4th grader know that these four reps don't?
Paula Trombi

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 08:59

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