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Five more authors & filmmakers who are worthy of your interest

To The Daily Sun
This is the third letter to the editor from my suggested list of authors and filmmakers. Thanks in advance for publishing my letters.
1) Upton Sinclair: "The Jungle" — Novelist, journalist and political activist. Was a candidate for governor of California. His book, "The Jungle", published in 1906, exposed conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry, leading to passage in 1906 of the Pure Food and Drug Act and The Meat Inspection Act. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Family history: his family originally from the South was highly respected. Due to the Civil War and Reconstruction the family's wealth evaporated and the family was ruined. Attended City College of New York at the age of 13 . Graduated from Columbia University.
2) Michael Moore: "Dude, Where is my Country?", "Fahrenheit 9/11" (the highest grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d' Or award), documentary: "Bowling for Columbine" and documentary "Sicko" also placed in the top 10 highest grossing documentaries. Another documentary of note: "How Wall Street Got Away with Murder". Following the massacre at Columbine ,Moore became a lifetime member of the NRA. Time Magazine named Moore one of the World's 100 most influential people. He became an activist when he watched the auto industry in his hometown of Flint, Michigan lay off thousands of workers, many included in his family, then move most of their operations overseas.
3) Steven Spielberg: film director and producer. Net worth $3.2 billion. Won an Academy Award for the movie "Schindler's List", which is based on the life of Oscar Schindler, who personally saved at over one thousand Jewish people from being killed during the Nazi's rein in Germany. Spielberg's second Academy Award was for "Saving Private Ryan". His recent film "Lincoln" was nominated for 12 Academy Awards.
4) Robert Redford: "All The President's Men" — Film was based on the true story on the Watergate scandal, journalism and President Richard Nixon. He is a Kennedy Center Honoree, these are people who are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American Culture through the Performing Arts. He has a PhD of Fine Arts from Brown University.
5) President Barack Obama: "Dreams from my Father", personal memoir. Donated all the profits from his books to charity. Elected two consecutive terms as President of the United States, currently in office. Alma maters: attended Punahou School in Hawaii, Occidental College, CA, Columbia University (BA),NY majoring in political science with a specialty in international relations, won a scholarship to Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude), editor and president of the Harvard Law Review. Taught Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In 1993 he joined the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, a 13 attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation. Served on the boards of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, the Joyce Foundation and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Project (founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1999). Side note: Walter Annenberg is a major owner in CBS-TV and financial backer to President Ronald Reagan. Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, 2009. Signed into law: Economic Stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: 2009. Signed into law: the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act 2010. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; equal pay for equal work law, 2009. Same year reauthorized the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which covers 4 million uninsured children. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which includes health –related provisions to take effect over four years, including the expansion of Medicaid eligibility. Provides incentives for businesses to provide health care benefits, prohibiting denial of coverage and denial of claims based on pre-existing conditions, prohibits annual coverage of health care caps, etc., often referred to as Obamacare. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. The Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In foreign policy he ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War, increased troop level in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Appointed to the Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, bringing the number of women sitting on the court to three for the first time in the history of the country. Engineered the 'bailout' of General Motors and Chrysler. Signed into law: Car Allowance Rebate System aka: cash for clunkers which boosted the economy. He is the first bi-racial president. He is a devout Christian by choice.
Bernadette Loesch
Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 09:02

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Please save a life, hang up and concentrate on your driving

To The Daily Sun,
Distractions
All around us
Vehicles potential killers
Conversation
Worth a life?
Your?
Mine?
Save a life; hang up and drive.
Recent research shows that cell phone usage in ANY fashion by ANY age group can lead to accidents and deaths.
Jean Petterson DO
Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 08:59

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Family of Spencer Hadlock is thankful for your reaching out to us

To The Daily Sun,
The family of Spencer Hadlock wishes to express its sincere thanks for all the flowers, cards and condolences that were so touching to all of us during this difficult time.
To all of you who came to the calling hours, the graveside service and made donations to the Heart Association in Spencer's name, the outpouring of affection for Spenser's memory was overwhelming and will always be remembered.
Thank you.
Kathy Hadlock, Lisa Vincent and Dan Defosses, Angela and Antonio Mahatha

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 08:57

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Theme of Annual Boat Parade will be 'Your Favorite State'

To The Daily Sun,
The Sanbornton Bay Association will hold it Annual Boat Parade on Saturday, July 6 at 1 p.m. (Rain date July 7, 1 p.m). Our theme is "YOUR FAVORITE STATE". It will begin at Pot Island where we collect forms which tell what state you are representing. Then we proceed south following one another along the west shore line of Lake Winnisquam. Get your imaginations working! Come join us and maybe you will be our 1st Prize Winner.
Registration forms are available at Winnisquam Marine or Winnisquam Market.
Barb Bormes, Social Director
Sanbornton Bay Association

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 08:54

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If you like being deceived, you have Senators Ayotte & Shaheen to thank

To The Daily Sun,
Do you think employers with over 50 employees should get about a $5,000 benefit if they hire "legalized" illegal aliens rather than American citizens? Do you think flooding the low-skilled labor pool which suppresses the wages of low-skilled Americans is a good idea? Do you think it is better for low-skilled Americans to receive welfare than get decent paying jobs? Do you think taxpayers should provide a $18 per hour subsidy so employers can higher cheap labor?
Do you think passing an amnesty bill that the CBO says only stops 25 percent of the illegal alien problem makes sense? Do you think that allowing about seven uneducated and low skilled immigrants (who receive more taxpayer provide benefits than they pay in taxes) for every high-skilled immigrant is a good idea? Do you think legalizing about 46 million, mostly low-skilled uneducated immigrants in the next 20 years is a good idea?
Do you think Congress should pass an immigration bill that the CBO says increases American unemployment? Do you think that Congress should pass an immigration bill that the CBO says lowers the average wage and wealth of most American? Do you think that rewarding 11 million people who broke our laws is a good idea?
If you think these are good, then you will applaud the votes by Senators Ayotte and Shaheen.
Do you like being intentionally deceived by false claims that there will be "enforcement first", fines and back taxes, strict background checks, no access to welfare, and a deficit reduction? If so, then you will applaud the promises and votes by Senators Ayotte and Shaheen.
If, like me, you think that the good of American workers is more important than that of immigrant law breakers, if you don't like being the recipient of false promises, then I suggest you call Senators Ayotte and Shaheen immediately and tell them to vote "NO" on the "gang of eight" Comprehensive Immigration Bill.
Don Ewing
Meredith

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 08:51

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