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How about dropping Hillary in Chicago? Think she'll make it better

To The Daily Sun,

Here are a few facts on the 2016 election:

— Secretary. of State Kerry has stated that refrigerators are as dangerous as ISIS. I do not go near my refrigerator unless I am armed.

— Bill and Hillary have a 10-foot wall around their residence in New York. Who built their wall?

— More than 90 people were shot in Chicago in a week. In 2016, there have been 467 homicides in Chicago, more than New York City and Los Angeles combined. Where is Black Lives Matter? Where is the Justice Department? Where is President Obama?

— Bill Clinton stated that you could drop Hillary in a trouble spot, come back and she will have made it better. How about dropping her into Chicago? How did Hillary make Benghazi better?

— Black DNC resistance marchers demanded that all whites go to the back. Is this racist?

— Bill and Hillary rented an estate in the Hamptons for two weeks at a cost of $100,000. Don't we all?

— Secretary of State Kerry is withholding details from Congress on the ransom paid to Iran. Congress needs to give money to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary will give them access to John Kerry.

Several celebrities are threatening to leave the United States if Trump is elected. This is a huge reason to vote for Trump. Although not a complete list, the following would leave: Barbra Streisand (Yay), Samuel L. Jackson, Miley Cyrus (can join Barbra in a duet), Cher (now it is a trio), Al Sharpton (who is going to miss him other than President Obama?), Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg ("The View" will be filmed in Canada).

Jim Mayotte

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Gilford definitely has some traffic flow issues that need addressing

To The Daily Sun,

One of the things I love about New Hampshire is the attention it pays to its roads. Excellent work. You are head and shoulders above any place I ever lived in Massachusetts. But here in Gilford I have a few concerns.

1. The intersection of Route 11 and Intervale Road: On the Weirs side of the intersection, the left lane is left turn only and the other lane is for right turns and straight-thru traffic. However, on the other side of the intersection — at Sawyers — it is bass-ackwards. The left lane is for turns and straight-thru traffic, and it is making a mess of that intersection. Cars on the Weirs side think that both sides are the same and I am seeing lots of near-misses. Additionally, coming from the Gilford side you actually have to move to the right in order to avoid the island on the opposite side of Route 11.

2. Coming off of the Laconia Bypass and merging onto Route 11 westbound is bad. There are no yield or stop signs there and I've nearly been broadsided several times by folks who seem to want to race traffic toward Wal-Mart.

3. The entrance to Lowe's parking lot? There is no signage whatsoever there. Someone must have the right of way, but no one knows who that someone is. I don't have a death wish, so I always look both ways and proceed with extreme caution. But some well-placed signage could cure that.

I'm sure that some of this is the Gilford Highway Department and some is the New Hampshire DOT, but it would be fabulous if Gilford could take the initiative and make all our roads safe for all of us. I didn't move to this beautiful town so that I can live free ... and die.

Alan Vervaeke

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