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You would think they'd admit Obamacare mistake & seek alternatives

To The Daily Sun,

Obamacare has been a disaster in New Hampshire. Some 22,000 Granite States were kicked off their private insurance plans once the law came into effect despite promises from the extreme Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and ultra-liberal Sen. Jeanne Shaheen that it wouldn't happen. Due to regulations in Obamacare, folks are unable to keep their family doctors. To top it all off, premiums have increased dramatically.

Remember, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted for Obamacare. They are responsible for this mess that a vast majority of their constituents have opposed from the beginning. You would think they would start joining with those they represent, repeal the law, and replace it with common-sense reforms. But nope, they have continued to blindly follow President Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Shaheen and Shea-Porter won't listen to us, but they are all too happy to listen and follow exactly what President Obama and Nancy Pelosi tell them to do on Obamacare?

William Anderson
Laconia

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Why the emphasis on games taht have no lasting consequences?

To The Daily Sun,

Reading an obituary of a man noted for many stellar achievements in his life, I am struck by the inappropriateness of telling his life story. But I have seen similar stories told back-end-to. It seems typical that writers consider that trivial facts should told first, regardless how insignificant they may be, and the life-inspiring successes of that person told at the end of the article.

A case in point. This man, (who died too early) played soccer in high school. He went to college where again, he played soccer. He received a Doctorate of Law and went on to work for the Supreme Court as an advocate for children and families. He went into the Air Force and retired as a lieutenant colonel.

All is fine, but please notice the fact that he played soccer is mentioned twice — as the lead-in to the telling of his outstanding career achievements — before anything else is told. I ask you, who gives a darn if he played soccer (or any game) and how does that impact his story? It is strictly a non-event and doesn't belong with the recitation of his brilliant career.

Unfortunately this is how we think, repeated many times over in the telling of what a deceased person achieved in his/her life. The games they played evoke the greatest interest, the rest comes later.

Games that have no lasting consequences — but seem to have a fatal attraction for most onlookers and are almost always mentioned first — but not for what it is — a recreational pastime — nothing more. Does this overbearing interest in games contribute to the fact that as a nation we do poorly in academics, e.g. math percentile grades across the state are generally about 27 percent at best. Games dominate the daily news, taking 2 1/2 to three pages. Classroom studies are nowhere to be found.

Asian countries with China in the forefront will soon be the largest economic power in the world (10-15 years.) We let this happen and misplaced priorities has hastened our demise.

Leon R. Albushies

Gilford

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