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Capitalism gives every person a chance for a productive life

To The Daily Sun,

May Day in Seattle, Washington and the "peaceful (leftist) protesters" threw a riot. They also threw rocks, bricks and Molotov cocktails at police five of whom received minor injuries while arresting nine of the thugs.

Note to Bernadette Loesche, James Veverka and Scott Cracraft: no Tea Party persons were to be seen. Nope, this was an all-leftist, Marxist socialist, anti-capitalism riot with not a single Tea Party sign in sight. Right, but no one should be surprised this is classic leftist communist activity.

Bernie Sanders must be so proud. After all, he champions the socialist mob mentality or the something-for-nothing for deadbeats and spoiled brats. And what better day for it then the annual Communist Party holiday of May 1? These ignorant do-nothings, if asked, just have no idea how their vagrant lifestyles will be funded without the hated capitalist system. They give a Sanders vague sound bite something about Wall Street and big banks, having no idea what they're talking about.

First off, let me say that the capitalist free-market system has raised more humans up out of abject poverty then any system in the history of humanity. Socialism has been an abject failure wherever it was introduced, even western Europe which had to be subsidized, rebuilt and protected by the United States from the end of World War II in 1945 until the fall of the Soviet Union. We are still the leading consumer market for their goods today. But they are going slowly broke as all socialist systems always do. Yet the liberal Democrats are promoting it like it's the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But like that fairy tale, there is only an empty dark hole at the end of socialism to bury it in along with the people.

Want proof of the superiority of capitalism? Take a lesson from India, which was locked into a caste system for thousands of years, then a British-imposed economy for a couple of hundred more, and the poverty and suffering of its people was legendary. In the 1980s and '90s they threw off those systems and went to a capitalist free market system and their economy boomed. They have the fastest and largest growing middle class in the world, today pulling millions up out of poverty. Even China, though still a communist politically-controlled country, has adopted a capitalist economic model, and they too are a vibrant growing economy and middle class.

But socialism? Look at Cuba under the communist/socialist system everywhere poverty and military repression by the Castro brothers. The people exist without hope of a better future for themselves or their children. Then there is the country of Venezuela, it has huge oil reserves, it should be rich and prosperous, but again the Marxist socialist system reduces the people to poverty and despair.

The only people who benefit from this system is the ruling elite and this is the system Bernie, Hillary, Bernadette, James and Scott champion and want for us — for you and your family. So consider, is this what you would bequeath to your children/grandchildren? Are you among the elite, or do you expect to be, and if so, are you so callous as to subject millions of others to hopeless futures of poverty to enrich yourselves?

It's simple, capitalism gives every person a chance of a good productive life if they are willing to apply themselves and work for their futures. Following Bernie and Hillary is a downward spiral with nothing at the end but that empty hole. Simple.

Steve Earle

Hill

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Hey deniers, listen to P.M. Netanyahu on subject of climate change

To The Daily Sun,

Don Ewing thinks that climate change is a government hoax. Russ Wiles thinks it has seen its last days, and Tony Boutin feels that there are more pressing problems in the world than worrying about the climate.

I was trying the other day trying to think of someone whose views on climate change all three of these deniers could rally around.

First, the person would have to be viewed as tough, his own or her own person, not viewed as a proxy of the U.S., and universally loved by the right in this country.

They would have to have an evolving view on climate change, to reassure Russ that the issue remains on the forefront, preferably coming from an environmental challenged country knowing that mild shifts in the climate could have devastating effects on their own country and economy.

And finally to reassure Tony, this person should know better than anyone else the dangers confronting leaders of the world, to give climate change its proper place.

I give to these three gentleman, and all those other deniers out there Prime Minister Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu of Israel.

In 2010 this is what Bibi said about climate change, "The recent dry months, including the driest November in the history of the state, are a warning light to us all that the threat of climate change is no less menacing than the security threats that we face. I intend to act determinedly in this field. In a country that suffers from a severe water shortage, this is an existential struggle," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the cabinet meeting (Dec./2010)

One of the environmental challenges facing Israel is out-of-control wildfires. The following December, after that dry November, Israel faced the most devastating wildfire in its history, one that had long been predicted by Israeli experts on climate change. At the time, Guy Pe'er, a co-author of Israel's National Report on Climate Change, said, "The fire disaster in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa is a taste of the future.

The question is, is the fire currently raging out of control in Alberta Canada a new norm? Low winter snow coverage, hot humid weather conditions and temps 35-40 degrees above normal have all contributed to Fort McMurray fire. Soon to be the costliest natural disaster in Canada's history.

The next question is, is PM Netanyahu evolving on this issue? This is what he said a short six months ago at the Paris Climate Talks, calling climate change one of the "pivotal issues of our time," the prime minister said Israel was committed to the goals of the conference and noted Israeli advances in solar, agricultural and irrigation technology." Pivotal means of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else. I guess the prime Minister has given climate change its proper place.

Have his people embraced his initiatives, again in his own words, "Technology gives us the ability to do the unimaginable," Netanyahu said, noting Israel was ranked first in the Global Clean-Tech Innovation Index last year.

It does not matter what five or six people in Laconia think about climate change. We can continue to deny the science behind it, embrace crazy conspiracy theories, or we can support the leaders and countries throughout the world like Israel and PM Netanyahu to combat this growing problem.

Mirno Pasquali

Laconia

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