To The Daily Sun,
I read your letter Mr. Martel and I felt compelled to answer.
First of all you don't seem to understand why the issue of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman ever took place. It had nothing to do with "white on black", "black on black", or "white on white" crime. In fact it had nothing to do with race until some media people made it such.
The issue from the start was why the Sanford Police did not detain Mr. Zimmerman and just took his words to be the truth and that he had, in fact, shot Trayvon in self defense. This police department did a shabby job gathering evidence, notifying the parents, interviewing witnesses, etc. I watched the entire trial and was surprised to find out all the mistakes this police department made.
As to the people you mentioned who had shot people. They are all in custody awaiting trials. They were arrested and these incidents were thoroughly investigated. George Zimmerman was free to walk around and nothing was done.
And the president was not involved in this case. The one and only reason this particular case got so much publicity is because the parents pushed for justice and answers. They were getting no results so asked for help from civil right Leaders. Public outcry, by people of many different complexions, generated an arrest and trial. The president has nothing to do with state and local courts. All you can fault him for is telling the truth. When asked how he felt about this he did say "if I had a son he would look like Trayvon". This was a true and accurate statement. Or have you forgotten the president has dark skin and so would his kids. So because he said this he was labeled as a race baiter.
You, like so many others, all jump to tie the president in to every issue and make him responsible for everything that goes wrong or you and others don't like. A tree could fall in your front yard and all the other president haters and I'll bet you, and they, would find a way to tie that to the president and make it his fault.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:37
To The Daily Sun,
The Faith Hope and Love Foundation would like to thank the Lakes Region for your continued support over the past seven years! Time and time again we are reminded of your generosity and compassion. A recent example of support comes from two local Lakes Region women now entering their senior year at Plymouth State University.
Suzanna Derynioski, and Kelsey Piper organized a dance show fundraiser where all proceeds from the show went to the Faith Hope and Love Foundation. The mission of FHL is to bring relief to children and youth suffering from poverty, hunger or homelessness and to bring them hope through faith and love, so they may accomplish all of their dreams. All proceeds from this dance show fundraiser will be going back out directly to the community to help those in need!
Derynioski and Piper planned and implemented the fundraiser for FHL with the help of local dancers Abby Bennett, Jessie Byram, Hannah Crosby, Suzanna Derynioski, Sarah Dubois, Jacqui Galea, Becky Gregoire, Ashley (White) Halsey, Paige Halsey, Bailey Hildrith, Kaitlyn Marcella, Rene Martinez, Nicole Newman, Kelsey Piper, Laura Scribner, Hannah Sullivan, Kira Szalma, Maggie Walker, Hannah Weller, Jessica White and Jackie Wright.
We also wanted to thank the following local businesses for sponsoring the show: Charles and Donna Hildrith, Attractive Landscapes, R.M. Piper, Inc. and The Cote Corporation.
We are so blessed to live in such a great community where people pull together to help those in need! Since 2006 we have been able to give out almost $20,000 to local children and youth for basic survival and enrichment needs as well as scholarships for higher learning. With our Gowns for Girls event you our amazing community have donated hundreds of prom dresses to help girls in need be able to attend prom. Over 600 girls have attended our event and gone to prom because of your donations!
Thank you for your continued support of our organization and we look forward to seeing you all at our fashion show fundraiser on October 19th in Gilford!
The Faith Hope and Love Foundation
Co-Founders Laura Brusseau & Jessica Dutille
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:20
To The Daily Sun,
Why don't you guys get a life? Your negative diatribes are boring, and do not add anything to anyone's well being. Can't you find anything to be positive about? Have you ever done anything to help people whom you don't know to have a better life? Have you ever served on a committee that works to make our county, state or nation a better place for those without much money to live on? Your ill-informed attacks on the United Nations and all regulatory authorities are stupid. Regulations to protect us from pollution and rapacious billionaire business owners such as the Koch brothers are badly needed to deal with their ability to control our government with their wealth.
Have you ever volunteered for, or supported: Habitat for Humanity, Scouts, Soup Kitchens, Got Lunch, Boys and Girls Club, Hospital, Caregivers, Meals on Wheels, Mentoring programs, Saint Vincent DePaul, Food Pantry, Belknap County Nursing Home, or any of many other local organizations devoted to helping make our communities better places to live.
Get off your pity potties and do something positive for a change, and give us all break from your tiresome letters.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:15
To The Daily Sun,
My, my! Here in Friday's paper I find L.J. Siden is again dropping road apples on us, or me in particular. Well L.J., I must say we agree on what we desire as the core principals of and from our country but it seem we strongly disagree on how to achieve it. You are looking for center-right conservatives to work with, well I am one of those. I'm a fiscal conservative and a social moderate. But still we two are very far apart on our views, why is that? Well for one thing you view Obama as good for America and I not good at all. You defend everything the man does and says and attack those of us who level questions or criticisms toward him. To you the progressives can do no wrong and conservatives no right. Today's letter of yours you once again referred to real or "imagined" scandals. Nothing imaginary about any of those I noted in my letter that so offends you.
It would be great if we could agree on a way to improve the economy and increase middle class wages but as long as Obama and progressives shove job killing socialists programs down our nations throat that won't happen. Small business, big business, all are holding back on hiring because they don't trust the future course Obama has laid out, simple as that. Socialism is a poor substitute for free enterprise. I'm not aware of any major socialist nation which was ever able to stand alone on it's economy.
The USSR staggered about for a three decades until in WW2 it conquered eastern Europe and scavenged and gutted those nations for the next five decades then still collapsed. China still struggles today and exists by exploiting the great masses of it's own poor and the stupid trade policies we in the U.S. provide them with. Western Europe was subsidized by U.S. from 1945 onward. Americans worked 50 weeks a year Europeans 46, while we defended them from envious eyes of the USSR. Now many of them are coming to grips with the reality that they are running out of other peoples money.
L.J. wants conservatives to move "outside our comfort zone", whatever that means? I suspect he wants us to concede to progressive socialist demands for ever more spending, more and more growth of the federal government along with the growing power therein. History has shown what happens when to much power is concentrated in big central governments. We are seeing what happens when big government under Obama get the bit between it's teeth. Government scandals (not imagined) violation of the civil rights of citizens by the IRS, BATF, OSHA, DOJ, then the cover-ups and stonewalling. Is this the America L.J. envisions for our children?
Compare that to what progressives call the radical right. The much maligned Tea Party wants our federal government to reduce the national debt, follow constitutional law, live within our means, lower taxes, reduce excessive federal regulations, stop waist and corruption and have an open, honest government. Now, how radical is that L.J.?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:13
To The Daily Sun,
Then-President Bush and his hawk/oil-magnate partner, V.P. Cheney, in March 2003 launched their "shock and awe" destruction of Baghdad, using the ruse of weapons-of-mass-destruction. A year later we saw Bush unfurl his famous banner, "mission accomplished," on a military vessel off California. Much later in 2013, we witness spreading war in that U.S.-invaded Middle East with ever more violence including in Iraq's ruins, but I've just heard BBC news announce five-month-high oil prices—- related to the sad, mad mess in the Middle East. Somewhere, no guilt impeding, Dick Cheney is rubbing his hands over that more money, I am willing to bet.
Are Americans following that Inder Comar, "a San Francisco attorney, filed suit in March 2013 against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz and Powell, alleging that the Bush Administration violated both international and domestic law in planning and waging the Iraq War?"(witnessiraq.com). California media, on Aug. 20, 2013, reported that "in court papers filed today, the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law."
The architects of a war spreading its flames for more and more war should be excused? As if they are good children at the end of a civilized meal?
Bales, Hassan, Manning, Snowden — murderers and whistleblowers — have had our attention in legal proceedings (Snowden's still pending). All have in common that their lives were drastically impacted by Bush-Cheney's wars. Yet the architects of war should go on into their golden years with no scrutiny and possible legal repercussions for their actions? How just is this to those who are now dead, maimed, or refugee families? A next generation of children have become desperate and with their chances at education minimal or gone. A big "no" to our U.S. Department of Justice. Real justice must prevail.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:03