To The Daily Sun,
Have you ever wondered if your child could be better suited to a different learning environment (like a private school) but thought it was too expensive and you probably couldn't afford it ? Stop wondering.
I would hope by now that you are all aware that free money (no strings and not a loan) is available to send your student to a different public school, a private school or even to home-school. Applicants must qualify financially with a simple application (but the bar is set so low that more than of New Hampshire families currently qualify).
The free money comes from private donations made by individuals and businesses specifically for kindergarten through 12th grade students in New Hampshire. Please ... if you currently own a New Hampshire business and routinely pay either Business Profits Tax or Business Enterprise Tax you might prefer to contribute to this tax credit program. I did.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:27
To The Daily Sun,
Here are but a few facts which Mr. Earle deliberately chooses to ignore when it comes to who is in control of TV, radio, print media and blog outlets in the United States.
Internet sites where one can find just who and how our national media outlets are controlled: 1) www.freepress.net, 2) www.mediamatters.org, 3) www.opensecrets.org, 4) www.cfr.org, 5) www.flackcheck.org, 6) www.truthrevolt.com, and 7) www.monitorscourcewatch.org
In addition we cannot forget or should we discount the "One Percenters" who are contributing millions if not billions of dollars for airtime. How many of our politicians receive PAC and Super PAC monies from these individuals and conglomerates? By my count it comes to at least 16 or more conservative entities contributing to the GOP. At best this is a very limited accounting.
We would be remiss if we did not mention Noonan, Will, Krauthammer, Limbaugh, Beck and Palin, who appear weekly if not daily on any and all media outlets. We cannot and should not omit the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). This agencies oversight of national media is minimal at best.
Some suggestions for those who want a say in corporate media policies:
1. Purchase stock in those conservative media companies in order to have a say as a shareholder.
2. Inspect broadcasters' public files to ensure that they are within keeping of their public interest obligations.
3. Contact your local congressional elected officials to let them know that radio stations need to be locally owned.
Follow the money. Billions of dollars are funneled by politicians (via PACS & Super PACS) into our local TV stations to pay for campaign ads which, by law, do not have to be true. Remember this very simple fact: We the people own the public airwaves (local TV and radio). Sadly this is not the case with cable TV.
Suggested reading: 1. "Digital Destiny: News Media & the future of Democracy" by Jeff Carter; 2. "Media, Profit and Politics: Competing Priorities in an open society" by Kent State University Symposium; and 3. "Six Amendments" by Justice John Paul Stevens.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:24
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane Goss for her 26 years of dedicated service to the residents of Sanbornton. On May 16 Jane will be retiring upon completing her final term as Town Clerk/Tax Collector.
I have served with Jane as her deputy for the past 5 1/2 years. During this time I have learned a lot from her, and she has allowed me to obtain my certification as deputy tax collector. As a result of her retirement, I am running for the vacant position of Town Clerk/Tax Collector in Sanbornton.
I hope that the residents of Sanbornton will support me as they have always supported Jane.
I would like to ask for your vote on Tuesday, May 13.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:19
To The Daily Sun,
In 70 B.C., Marcus Licineus Crassus was a extremely wealthy and minor Roman politician whose desire was to rule Rome . The invention of the fire brigade has been credited to him. His slaves would rush to the scene of a burning building. Crassus would make an offer to buy the building for a tiny fraction of its worth. If the owner declined, the building would burn to the ground. If the owner agreed then the slaves would douse the fire with buckets of water. Crassus's wealth and power increased. He became one of the wealthiest land owners in Rome. It would not be inconceivable to equate that some of those fires may had been deliberately set.
When Spartacus led a slave revolt, Crassus saw an opportunity to terrorize Rome and take the city. Spartacus and former slaves only wanted to sail to freedom. Crassus paid the mercenary fleet to sail without Spartacus and his army, and called for two Roman legions to block their way. This gave but one exit: To march toward Rome. The people panicked and declared Crassus Praetor (They lead armies, presided in law courts and administered the law, second only to position of consul.) He then defeated the gladiators and was elected Consul of Rome the following year.
Through the stratagem of fear, Crassus altered the Roman Republican form of government. The commencement of the first Triumvirate consisted of Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompii.They met in 60 B.C. and conspired to share the power of ruling Rome. Crassus was killed fighting the Parthians in 53 B.C. Pompeii was defeated in the battle of Pharsalus in 48 B.C. Julius Caesar then had total control of the government.
Mark Antony, Octavian and Marcus Lepidus were the second Triumvirate to rule Rome. Caesa ended up with all power after Lepidus resigned after a mutiny attempt. Antony killed himself after Otavian defeated him in the Battle of Actium. They were followed by emperors who ruled as god-like.
Romans gave up their Republic through a cleverly crafted hoax developed by one man who sought power for himself. Sound familiar?
"It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." — Mark Twain.
Gene F. Danforth
Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 09:23
To The Daily Sun,
It is with deep regret that the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc. (CAPBMCI) is announcing the closing of the Inter-Lakes Senior Center in Meredith. The agency has been faced with making this very difficult decision due to rising costs and funding reductions. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the community for supporting the center for many years. The Senior Center would not have been possible without the support of volunteers, civic groups, business donations, local agencies and municipalities.
The Senior Center relocated to the Meredith Community Center in Apri, 2006. Senior Center activities were held at the Trinity Episcopal Church for many years.
We want to be clear that the Elder Services Department under the umbrella of CAPBMCI will continue to provide all current services for residents of Meredith, Center Harbor and New Hampton. Meals-On-Wheels participants will continue to receive their meals five days a week through the nearby Laconia Senior Center. Service will continue without a noticeable change.
It is our intention to continue the Rural Transportation Program offering rides for medical appointments, grocery shopping and other important community resources.
For a delicious mid-day meal and fellowship seniors may take part in luncheons held at any of our senior centers, such as the Laconia Senior Center. We may offer rides to Laconia for lunch as needed. Other nearby luncheons includes Tilton, Franklin, Alton or Belmont. Depending upon the interest of local seniors we are exploring the option of a new community luncheon to be held once or twice each month in the area.
Pam Jolivette, Director of Elder Services
Community Action Program
Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 09:15