To The Daily Sun,
I urge Gilmanton voters to vote "No" on Article 22. A "Yes" vote would mean an increase in taxes.
Brett Currier is your best candidate for selectman. Brett is a longtime resident of Gilmanton. Brett has experience. He is fair, and most of all, he cares about how your tax dollar is spent. Brett Currier is a write-in for selectman, so be sure to write Brett in Tuesday, March 10.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:08
To The Daily Sun,
Dr. Julie Gerberding headed the Centers for Disease Control in 2008 when the Poling case came to court. Hannah Poling was one of thousands of cases filed in the National Vaccine Injury Program. Hannah developed autism after multiple vaccinations. The landmark case amounted to $1.5 million for the first year and $500,000 each year after. Following the court case, Gerberding left the CDC and went to work for Merck as vice president of vaccines. Then was promoted to vice president of global public policy and public health at Merck.
Eileen O'Connor, a CNN and ABC reporter who downplayed the Poling settlement became a PR official for one of the pharmaceuticals. She's now at the Obama State Department.
"There is a great deal of evidence to prove the immunization of children does more harm than good." - Dr. J. Anthony Morris (former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at U.S. Federal Drug Administration).
"Measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and a whole panoply of childhood diseases are a far less serious threat than having a large fraction of a generation afflicted with learning disability ... because of of an impassioned crusade for universal vaccination." - Association of American Physicians & Surgeons.
Dr. Buchwald worked at the oldest lung illness center in Germany. The epidemic of smallpox hit Germany in 1947. He looked at the files and verified that all those who had fallen ill had been vaccinated.
"There is just overwhelming data that there's an association between the pertussis vaccine and seizures. I know it has influenced many pediatric neurologists not to have their own children immunized with pertussis." - Dr. Jerome Murphy, former head of Pediatric Neurology at Milwaukee Children's Hospital.
"Whooping cough infections are common in an immunized population." - Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998. An outbreak in Vermont showed most had received whooping cough vaccinations.
"The vaccination lobby shamelessness takes all the children of this world as hostages to instill their greed for money and power. They relentlessly abuse our compassion for the weaker and our concern about health to promote the giga-business. No matter how many more vaccine victims will suffer death or side effects. No matter how many financial resources this strategy devours at the expenses of essential social investments like housing and employment. No matter what. Shocking! There is no excuse for this crime. Just as shocking is the observation that health policy is no longer under local, democratic control. Everything is set up and organized with scrutiny at the highest, international level by those who profit from it: the pharmaceutical industry, the financial world, the politicians." - Dr. Kris Gaublomme, M.D. Vaccine Injury Compensation, hearing before the subcommittee on Health and the Environment, 99th Congress, 2nd session, (July 25, 1986) page 214.
"It is impossible to identify all rare adverse events or to identify the safest vaccine combination prior to licensure." - Robert Chen, chief of Vaccine Safety and Development activity at USA National Immunization Program of Center for Disease Control.
"In the United States during the period 1980-85, 55 cases of paralytic polio were reported. Of these cases, 51 were caused by the oral vaccine and four occurred in people returning from developing countries." - United States Center for Disease Control.
"A vast number of children who were injected with a killed measles vaccine between 1963 and 68 in the United States are now subject, as young adults to what is called "atypical measles," a very severe form of the disease in which it appears that because of the vaccination, there is an increased susceptibility to measles viruses, resulting from a damaged immune system." - Journal of American Medical Association, volume 1244 No. 8.
"Measles vaccination produces immune suppression which contributes to an increased susceptibility to other diseases." - Clinical Immunopathology May 1996.
"... the apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles become a disease of immunized persons." - Dept. of Internal medicine, Mayo Clinic. Mayo Vaccine Research Group. August 1994.
CDC reports 96 deaths from MMR vaccinations since 2004. How many might have died and not attributed to the vaccine is not known. If someone is killed or injured by a vaccine, they would have to sue the U.S. Government in a special "vaccine court."
Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a nephrologist (kidney physician) says the vaccine industry isn't giving the people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or death. "Most doctors were never taught in school how to take care of the immune system."
Information and disinformation can move at the speed of light. Often research and scientific findings that disprove common orthodoxy are suppressed in order that the masses are kept in the dark and manipulated by fear. The truth is out there, it is waiting to be rescued from obscurity.
I trusted a school nurse who informed me some years ago that a hepatitis B shot was mandatory. Afterwards, it put the family through a serious ordeal. Incidentally, the school nurse misinformed me, either intentionally or mistakenly.
Gene F. Danforth
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:04
To The Daily Sun,
In New Hampshire there are many non-profits that do wonderful things for our local communities and the Granite State. One of those organizations is Copper Cannon Camp, a 501(C)3 located in the White Mountains. For over fifty summers, Copper Cannon Camp has been providing a free summer camp experience to low-income youth from throughout the state.
In 1963, Hamilton Ford decided it was time to give back for what he had received as a child and began Copper Cannon. At 10 years old, Ham remembered it was time to experience fresh air "family camp" in Minnesota. As Ham remember, it was a time to experience three meals a day, a chance for mothers to smile and through this, Ham was changed. HE started bringing up children from orphanages to his ski lodge during the summer months. Over the years, the Copper Cannon program has served over 21,000 youth.
Since 1969, Copper Cannon Camp has been a major project for the New Hampshire Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Elks lodges help recruit youth for the programs, provide transportation to Copper Cannon and many help make certain a child has a sleeping bag or water bottle.
From its humble beginnings in the yard of Ham Ford's ski lodge outside of Franconia, Copper Cannon has grown while still maintaining its original intention of providing low-income children with a free camp experience. It does this through the generosity of donors from throughout the state. Their 43rd annual auction is fast approaching on Saturday, March 7th at the Littleton Elks and I highly recommend supporting such a unique and wonderful cause.
If people would like to find out more about the Copper Cannon Camp, their website is www.coppercannon.org.
Laconia Elks Lodge #876
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:57
To The Daily Sun,
Meredith citizens should feel comfortable that, no matter who they elect as selectmen, our town's typical business will be handled well. The question is who can we count on when something unusual arises that may significantly impact Meredith citizens?
We elect people to office to oversee government operations so that the rest of us don't have to. However, when something unusual comes up that affects or could affect many citizens, the public needs to be informed, allowed to fully investigate, and to influence the decisions.
That is what Rosemary Landry did concerning the proposed traffic circles and what we can count on with her as a selectman.
Rosemary alerted people about the traffic circle proposal, circulated a petition, encouraged people to investigate it, drove a very public debate informing many more people than otherwise might have known of the proposal, and encouraged people to express their opinions. Whether people agree or disagree with the ultimate Selectboard decision, it was made with input from informed citizens, and that is how government decisions are supposed to be made.
Like most of us, Rosemary worked hard to support her family. she understands people's struggles. She knows that government can make life easier or harder. This is why she believes so strongly that public participation is so important to making government do the right things.
Do yourself a favor and elect Rosemary Landry as a Meredith selectman.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:53
To The Daily Sun,
To those of you voting Tuesday, March 10, for Inter-Lakes School Board members, please consider a write-in vote for Craig Baker. As you know from his recent Letter to the Editor, Craig is hoping to be elected as a write-in candidate, so that he can bring his knowledge and level of commitment to the betterment of the Inter-Lakes School District.
I have known Craig and his family for a number of years and can vouch for his (and their) commitment to the community and his desire to see the standards of the district's programs and policies upheld, where they serve the best interests of the students, and improved where improvement is needed.
Craig is a ready and active participant in various community, school and church groups and programs. I know him best from his on-going participation and contribution to the local Boy Scout Troop in Meredith, as well as from various school parent groups. He is involved in Inter-Lakes athletics, and various school policy and extra-curricular activity parent groups and committees.
Craig is a dedicated father of three fine young sons (all good Inter-Lakes students and athletes), and a committed husband to his wife Kim (who is deeply involved in the community including being a member of the Center Harbor Fire Department). I know him to be a responsible, thoughtful, and insightful individual, who has the best interests of those around him always in mind. He is an intelligent, methodical and reflective problem-solver, and I feel that he will be an excellent addition to the Inter-Lakes School Board and a great advocate for the students of the district.
Please write in Craig Baker in the upcoming Inter-Lakes School Board elections.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:49