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I got great advice on the best way to calm down a parrot

To The Daily Sun,

It has been interesting to go through a stack of past issues of The Daily Sun. It is the best little news paper around, keeping us informed of what's happening in the towns within the Lakes Region.

In response to letters written by Mr. Wiles, I will let him know that he should be ashamed to write all those letters under the name Steve Earle. Mr. Wiles along with Mr. Meade have been debunked over and over for letters written only to instigate an argument, spread hate and discontent. Mr. Meade and Mr. Wiles have the opinion that it's their right under the First Amendment to say anything whether it's true or not. Okay, then we all have that right. I made my case on this subject on Jan. 2, in a letter to the editor.

In response to Mr. Wiles' letter written Jan. 14 on Benghazi etc. etc., I took his advice and went to see a psychic, and asked what was the best way to calm down a parrot. He told me to put it in a cage, shut the door, cover it with a blanket and tell it to shut up. The most dangerous liar is one who believes he's telling the truth. Is that true, or did you hear it on Fox News?

Henry Osmer


Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 10:05

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82% elegible for Medicaid expansion are able-bodied & childless

To The Daily Sun,

Much has been written and discussed since the ink dried on the Affordable Care Act. Rather than bloviate on the political consequences of this legislation, I prefer to illustrate a few factual points.

First, 82 percent of those eligible under Medicaid expansion are able-bodied, childless adults. Second, this funding has been diverted from those in greatest need — the elderly and infirm. Third, we are already seeing a draw-down in funding to nursing care facilities statewide.

These are the consequences of Washington Democrats signing landmark legislation without reading a single word of it. As we go forward in 2015, legislative measures must be taken whenever and wherever possible to minimize the harm caused by the ACA to those most vulnerable to its tortured logic. Only then will we be able to implement the changes necessary to give those most deserving the value-driven health care promised under the ACA from its inception.
State Rep. Peter J. Spanos
District 3, Finance Committee


Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 10:02

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I talk to God; I've seen his face; I know the sound of his voice

To The Daily Sun,

In response to James Veverka's letter of Jan. 31, Jim I talk to (God) every day. He answers me also. He makes promises and keeps them. He heals my body. I've seen his face. I know the sound of his voice. No one who knows me has ever accused me of be crazy, though I must admit some who don't know me have. As to Jesus being God, if you read the gospel accounts you will see that He was crucified for announcing Himself to be so.

As to his being historical, as I understand it the New Testament is unique among texts from antiquity, in that there are more surviving copies of texts and fragments from a closer period of time to the actual occurrence than any other document from the ancient era. There's nothing even close. If you deny its authenticity you have to throw out all writings from antiquity.

Jim says, "Nobody knows if there is an intelligent first cause." Poor Jim. He reminds me of an article I read a while back where a group of scientists proved that animals have feelings. Really, I never would have known that. I don't know how much money these guys spent discovering what millions of pet owner throughout the generations have know intuitively, but you know, we couldn't have known that. We needed this group of scientists to tell us. Right Jim?

John Demakowski


Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 09:58

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I would like to take up challenge for the betterment of Meredith

To The Daily Sun,

I am running for one of the two Selectboard positions in Meredith.

For more information about myself, I am a graduate of Inter-Lakes High School and attended New Hampshire Technical Institute. I spent four years in the Coast Guard and have earned First Class Petty Officer rank after my service. I have been involved with construction, maintenance and management throughout my working career and was the Director of Buildings and Grounds, Housekeeping and Security at Tilton Prep School for 10 years.

I have lived in our town for more than 50 years and have seen many changes through those years. In the past, I have served on the Zoning Board Committee, a Trustee of Trust Funds, and most recently was a member of the Water Committee Board. Currently, I am also a committee member for the upcoming 250th Anniversary celebration of our town.

Meredith is a great town and has a lot to offer both to our residents as well as our guests. It has also a lot of challenges with our changing times. From finding a solution toward better traffic management for both cars and pedestrians, to strengthening the basic services we provide to our residents. These are just a few of the challenges we can work on.

With your help, I would like to take up the challenge and responsibility for the betterment of our town. A place to live, work and play. If you wish to share your concerns or enthusiasms about our town, please do contact me at 603-279-8603 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jonathan Dean James


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 05:40

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Hard to know the truth because of such bias against Patriots

To The Daily Sun,

I see Mike Finn has a letter here, Tuesday, regarding the Patriots and the "deflategate." Like him I'm a lifelong New England sports fan, especially the Patriots.

To clear up one misconception for Mike, each team has their own balls, 25 of them. Twelve are game balls the rest extras. Still saying that all the balls must be approved, standard NFL balls. I've read conflicting reports about where the responsibility lies for the inflation pressure and more so on the reports that 10 balls were all 2 psi under-inflated.

One thing is certain, the game officials are responsible to inspect all game balls and approve them which they were said to have done. One new report circulating has it the intercepted ball the Colts had possession of was the only one 2 psi under the rest were only 1 psi of less. Hard to know the truth here. (There is) so much bias against the Pats around and rumors are rampart.

One thing I can say is for the 55 or so years I've been watching football I have never seen or heard losing teams make an issue about the pressure, or lack there of, of the air in footballs. Also, if Mike or others are interested there is a great site, nepatriotsdraft.com, where fans from all over share their thoughts and ideas.

Steve Earle


Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 09:52

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