To The Daily Sun,
My name is Leslie Dion and I am running for the open seat on the Bristol Selectboard. I have spent my life in the Newfound community and am a proud graduate of Newfound Regional High School. I spent six years on the Newfound Area School Board and enjoyed the challenge of working with a diverse group of people toward a common goal.
I am a believer in community building and collaboration and have been involved in many community projects over the past 20 years. I was the chairperson for the Multi-Use Path Project, am a board member on the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Bristol Rotary Club and active on a number of other local and regional committees.
I have considered running for the Selectboard a number of times over the years as I am interested in town government and have strong budget and managerial experience. I am a creative problem solver and have good collaboration skills. I have had the opportunity to attend or view many Select Board meetings in the past year. I believe that our Selectboard is at a crossroads and that they are currently not able to work as a team to do the business of our town. I find this disheartening.
I have no agenda for seeking a position. I have proven myself to be a fair, impartial and supportive partner in my collaborations with the town. I feel that I can bring a balance to the current board that will allow us to continue to move forward in a positive direction as a community. It is my opinion that our community has done many positive improvements over the past decade and I would like to see us keep moving in that direction. In my experience nothing good can come from working in a negative environment, but much can be accomplished when people feel valued for their contributions to their community.
If elected I promise to work in a positive manner to keep Bristol the wonderful town that I believe it is.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:08
To The Daily Sun,
I've lived in Gilmanton nearly 30 years, and have not seen a more capable road agent than we have now in Paul Perkins. I see no reason to make a change. A lifelong resident, he knows the roads, and he is an honest, hardworking man.
Living on likely one of the most difficult-to-maintain dirt roads in town (Sargent Road/Guinea Ridge Road), I'm pleased to say that I've rarely had trouble getting to work each day, in spite of often challenging weather conditions. Remembering one occasion, an ice dam in the brook next to my drive caused the brook to jump over the snow bank and across the road. One phone call brought the backhoe right away and Paul himself supervised the repair.
Please join me in voting for Paul Perkins. He's the right man for the job.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:04
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to introduce myself to Inter-Lakes School District voters as a prospective write-in candidate for the Inter-Lakes School Board. I am a resident of Center Harbor with two children currently attending the Inter-Lakes School District, and another that was a 2014 graduate from I-LHS.
My background is in corporate planning and financial budgeting, with a Master's degree in engineering management. My supplemental training has been in effective negotiations and team leadership. I've spent almost 20 years working with multimillion-dollar budgets and developing financial long-term goals. More importantly, I am committed to continuing the success of the Inter-Lakes School District and am vested in the future of our schools.
As parents, my wife Kim and I have always felt that the responsible education and moral upbringing of our children is paramount to their successful integration into society. However, it is a community effort involving the parents, schools and the children. As our children have progressed through their academic career, they have utilized many of the various services offered within the district to support their continued development. We have had many opportunities to become involved in the wonderful athletic, music and scholastic programs. Through participation in the extracurricular activities in the district we have been involved with quality programs that have fostered solid sportsmanship, teamwork and time management skills in our learners. Nurturing qualities such as accountability and collaboration in all learners is crucial to the development of the creative student. I strongly support solid extracurricular activities as it develops friendships, learning opportunities and experiences.
I am eager to bring my enthusiasm and financial experiences to the Inter-Lakes community. Please consider me as a write-in candidate for the Inter-Lakes School Board.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:02
To The Daily Sun,
Our favorite Allopathic Allosaurus roars back into literary action attacking two freedom-loving Americans without any provocation. There's a measles outbreak, so naturally Mirno Pasquali thinks that is cause enough to bring out the same old canards against me and a chiropractic practitioner. He once again smears me by calling me an anti-vaccinator. I repeat, once again slowly, so perhaps Mr. Pasquali will get the underlying theme of my message, finally. Informed consent, informed consent. Informed consent so that parents and individuals can make intelligent, educated decisions about such a critical issue as injecting drugs into ones body. That is not anti-vaccine. Is that clear enough for you, Mr. Pasquali?
PA-C Pasquali then quotes me from a previous letter : "Medical doctors are playing games, vaccinations are not immunizations." I now quote him, "Remember that Russ. (That remark is) probably one of the dumbest things you have ever written in these pages. When you start with that, you quickly lose all credibility. I think you owe all of us in the medical profession who are really taking care of patients an apology. How about it Russ?"
Perhaps the C in PA-C stands for condescension. According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, vaccination occurs when you "inject a suspension of attenuated or killed microorganisms ... administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious disease." Immunization makes someone immune to something. As we have heard and read about this measles outbreak, the measles vaccine did not give all of those inoculated, immunization against the measles. Of the 80 people linked to the Disney measles outbreak, reports say that 28 had not received the measles vaccine. That means 52 were vaccinated and hence did not have immunity to measles. History is replete with many other examples of how vaccinations have not given people immunity to diseases. They are not synonymous terms, but rather a covert game of semantics for the intended purpose of bullying indoctrination and profit.
Authors of the book, "Dissolving Illusions" by Dr. Suzanne Humphries and Roman Bystrianyk have come to this conclusion: "vaccinology, as portrayed by the public today, amounts to writing religion on the back of ignorance." Though the science on the incredibly complicated topic of immunization response in the human body is hardly settled, Lee Hieb, MD has an article posted on www.wnd.com entitled, "How vaccine hysteria could spark a totalitarian nightmare." It is a must-read for anyone who still has an open mind on a subject that is hardly settled and won't be for a very long time. Yet this is a hot, third-rail issue that no one wants to touch for fear of getting burned. Not even Fox News or conservative talk radio dare touch this toxic topic of Orwellian government intrusion into the freedom and liberty of citizens in this country and across the globe.
Oh, and perhaps you haven't heard, Mr. Pasquali, but CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson revealed last year that the CDC covered up data linking vaccines to autism. I'm guessing no one has ever heard this story because it is a dreaded third-rail story. Mention it and you will be labeled ignorant, careless, foolish or to quote PA Pasquali:"Misinformation and lies from the likes of Russ and Dr. Moneysmith."
We now know Dr. Andrew Wakefield is not a fraud and did not even advise against vaccination. He merely recommended that patients get three separate vaccinations for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) due to potential complications. As reported in the naturalnews.com website, Aug. 29, 2014: "Earlier this week, Dr. Thompson went public with an historic confession, admitting the CDC knowingly conspired to bury evidence that MMR vaccines caused a 340 percent increase in autism among African-American children."
For the honor of researching to find the real truth and pushing for vaccine safety, Dr. Wakefield became the "straw man", a convenient scapegoat and lost his career. Mere collateral damage within the truly fraudulent pharmaceutical/industrial/mainstream medicine/media cover-up. Dr. Wakefield was never convicted by a jury or a court of law, according to Health Impact News and lives in the United States. He was only convicted in the court of public opinion. That is an absolute scandal, but please, don't touch it — it's taboo, a third-rail issue.
I'm so glad that Dr. Moneysmith inspired you to begin writing letters to the editor Mr. Pasquali. You never fail to enlighten us by hurtling us into the darkness of those with closed minds in mainstream medicine. Thankfully, more young physicians are questioning the efficacy of giving an ever-expanding number of vaccinations in multiple doses to our little children. Why give a newborn baby the Hepatitis B vaccine with its myriad side effects without making parents aware of the pros and cons warns Jane Orient, MD, and Mayer Eisenstein, MD. The only studies done on this vaccine were with much older children and none on newborn babies. It's Dark Ages madness revealed if one will just sneak a ride on the money trail train. But watch out for that scorching third rail. Better take the bus.
It is a little hard to believe that in 21st century America, many citizens have become too afraid to even request that their physician provide them with the information to make an "informed decision." Perhaps, just too much truth to swallow in a single dose. The light burns too bright when darkness has covered the lens of honesty and integrity for so long. I will not cover my eyes, Mirno Pasquali, and I don't care who is offended by my demanding the truth behind the multibillion-dollar incestuous relationship that exists between the federal government, the mainstream media, our medical system and the drug companies who have bought them out. Burn baby burn.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:59
To The Daily Sun,
Here are the reasons why I am running to be a selectman for the Town of Meredith.
1. I have no future interest in advancing in politics.
2. I want to eliminate the outside interests coming into our town with agendas affecting our town and voted on by some of the smallest vote count by the people who support that agenda.
3. I want to be available to listen to anyone who wants to talk about what their concerns are.
4. I want only positive, affordable growth for all the people going forward in time.
5. I dislike educated narrow-minded people who think their ideas are the only ones that will work for me and are reluctant to listen to other ideas.
6. It's my time in life to try to give tack to the community offering local life experiences and protest what we have now and in the future. I am worried by the growing lower moral values, and crime, etc., coming further north every year.
7. I am not a card-carrying Tea Party member. I believe in the U.S. Constitution as it was written and legally amended. I have conservative values, yet am very open-minded to positive ideas. I have voted int he past for the candidate I felt would do what was best for me and the community regardless of their political party.
8. The time has come that the wants, views, and needs of the locals whose families have been here for years, who were born here, have built their families here and will die here and will carry the largest amount for the cost going into the future be heard and represented for the people, by the people of Meredith.
I have a couple of sayings I would like to pass on to you.
1. Don't ask the question if you are not ready to hear the answer; you might not like it.
2. Keep your moth shut. Make thieves of your eyes and ears to what is going on around you it will surprise you.
3. K.I.S.S. = Keep it simple stupid.
David Lund Bennett Sr.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:54