To The Daily Sun,
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel." — Patrick Henry (1778).
That statement by this esteemed statesman accurately identifies what is going on with this whole climate change agenda by the progressive left. I say again, it has nothing to do with having a cleaner environment or saving us from "global warming end times". It is about destroying capitalism, or as Mark Alexander puts it, "the climate hype is not about the weather, but about a political strategy to subjugate free enterprise under statist regulation." In other words, socialism by central-planning Democrats to save us from ourselves. For Third World countries, that would be tantamount to telling poor families how much energy they will be allowed to use and what standard of living they will be allowed to have.
I will bet you dollars to doughnuts that our buddy James Veverka knows that as clearly as he knows how to play the game of distraction, diversion and obfuscation as the patron saint of patronizing those who wish to have a real debate with him. Hence, he attempts to confuse the debate with lots of articles that don't address the question of where to accurately frame the science on global climate change. More precisely, not if the weather is varying, but just why is it varying, using satellite instrumentation rather than manipulated climate models.
It is the same alarmists who in the 1970s were telling us to beware the "coming ice age" and that "we are all doomed because fossil fuels will be all used up in 20 years, who are now telling us the earth is melting and us with it. Please, if you will, follow the bouncing semantic ball of progressive climate change: global cooling to global warming to climate change to climate disruption to climate catastrophe. Run for your life and try not to exhale while doing so.
Charles Krauthammer attempts to bring reality back into focus thusly: "We have reduced our carbon dioxide emissions since 1996 more than any other country in the world, and, yet, world emissions have risen. Why? We don't control the other 96 percent of humanity." All the cold showers, bicycle riding and candle-light reading in this country will not affect global emissions unless China and India decide to suddenly give up their desire for economic prosperity.
Perhaps Mr. Veverka thinks he can talk them into doing that given his level of self-indulgent pomposity. NOAA, which James seems to love like family, has come under increased scrutiny for its "cherry picked" statistics. The Obama administration uses their claim of a global temperature rise of 1.3 to 1.9 degrees since 1895. Why that date you may ask? Well, it just so happens that 1890 is recognized as the end of the 300 year "Little Ice Age" global cooling period, according to Mark Alexander.
George Will reminds us that scientists are not saints in laboratory smocks. They are influenced by tenured positions in academia so they won't question the reigning orthodoxy on climate change. They will go along to get along because they don't want the money spigot for research projects to dry up. And let's not forget the awesome beast that is peer pressure from the green lobby. Sadly, most journalists and media outlets have also hitched their wagon to this climate change movement, journalistic objectivity and integrity be damned.
Columnist Terence Jeffrey sums it up nicely. "Ultimately, it will not matter if people in government cynically promote the theory that human activity is destroying the global climate as a means of taking control of your life, or if they take control of your life because they sincerely believe human activity is destroying the global climate. Either way, government will control your life." From the Fabian socialists of yore to the modern day liberal progressives, that is the real goal of this "climate change chicanery." Right Mr. Veverka?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 10:14
To The Daily Sun,
The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary of Gilmanton will hold an open house at the Gilmanton Corners Community Church on Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. These organizations need the help of the current generation of veterans and women family members of active service members and veterans to continue to support local military, veterans and their families.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities; and the American Legion Auxiliary also founded in 1919 is the world's largest patriotic women's service organization meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public!
Help us in the support of local military, veterans and their families by joining the American Legion or Auxiliary Unit of Gilmanton. Veterans who are eligible for membership in the American Legion, or women who are a wife or family member of a member of the American Legion or a deceased veteran are eligible to join the Auxiliary.
Morton E. Young, Commander
American Legion of Gilmanton
Raelyn Cottrell, President
American Legion Auxiliary of Gilmanton
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:42
To The Daily Sun,
Mr. Lemay and Mr. Earl wrote letters about terrible experiences they had in Protestant, and Roman Catholic churches, and to be fair and honest they told the truth. But remember, we are all sinners, even good sinners and bad sinners. We read every day about good works done to help people, and also terrible murder, and rape stories done by real evil people.
Question: do the good people go to heaven, and the bad people go to hell? God's word is loving and simple, it states, "Marvel not, I say unto you, you must be born again" (John 3:7). That includes the Pope of Rome, all priests, and clergy. The Pope is not divine, common sense tells you that, but better still God's word says, "For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23). To go to heaven you must believe that God loves you, Jesus died for you and rose again from the dead to save all of us. Question is do we believe? Yes, or no, your choice.
Mr Lemay said a snake (Satan) could not talk to Eve. Well, it sounds funny, but I had a budgey bird, that said, "Pretty Polly", and "Hi Mack" every morning.
America wake up. We have turned our backs on our loving God, "Pray, please forgive us," ask Jesus into your heart, and you will be delivered, and meet the God of our nation in heaven for sure.
William Liam McCoy
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:36
To The Daily Sun,
Retirees who have preceded me and who have left Inter-Lakes High School have surely felt the warmth of kind words and the sincerity of impressive tributes. Their tasks done, they have left to pursue other positions or simply to rest and relax.
In a few weeks, I will be joining that group, retiring after a number of years as a teacher and as the manager of your school store. My stay at Inter-Lakes High School has been a rewarding and satisfying one, enriched and supported by school board members and administrators, by teachers and staff, by students and parents. Individually, each one of you has touched my life; collectively, all of you have nurtured my passions for teaching and for managing a small business.
Too often I have acknowledged you silently. Today I am thanking you graciously and lovingly.
At a recent retirement party, I was greeted by a large number of happy and enthusiastic colleagues and long-time friends. Hosted by my dear friends — Elaine Campbell, Cindy Boucher and Diane Hueber, this party was a joyous blend of fun and entertainment, speeches and tributes honoring me, and the presentation of very generous gifts.
I deem it such a distinction to know that the high school library will now be called The Marjorie Lee Library; and I feel so honored and happy to know that the Inter-Lakes Alumni Association will present an annual scholarship, in my name, from the impressive monies donated by all of you. In addition to those beautiful honors, the 2015 Pinnacle (yearbook) was dedicated to me. Unbelievable? I would surely say so! Overwhelmed? I know so!
On Sunday, June 7, the Alumni Association held its 91st Alumni Brunch at Church Landing. A great gathering of 196 alumni honored the 50 year class and enjoyed an abundant brunch and entertainment. The association awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Catherine Quimby, Kylie Dickinson and Kodey Converse. The annual Alumni Cup was presented to Hannah Crosby, and the first alumni scholarship in honor of Marjorie Lee was awarded to Kylie Dickinson. The Class of 1960 awarded two $500 scholarships to Terri Folsom and Allison McCann.
All of you, my dear friends, have taken me to the highest mountain (figuratively) with your beautiful words, with your impressive gifts, and with your heartfelt love and gratitude. You have shown such warmth, such kindness, and such selflessness; you have given to me and honored me so beautifully from your very generous and big hearts.
In my humility and from my heart, I thank you all so very, very much. In the time ahead, I hope
that I can make a difference for you, the kind of difference you have made for me.
In friendship and with appreciation and love,
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:31
To The Daily Sun,
I don't make it a habit of responding to a response, as I am happier using the time that it takes to respond doing something productive. I'm responding to James Veverka, as I was impressed with the speed at which he researched his usual haunts and came up with a lot of figures that in fact did not address what I was implying.
Even if the numbers he produced are correct, they don't answer the question of whether or not people have anything to do with the rise in those numbers or whether it's old Mother Nature up to her normal hijinks. The climate change (nee global warming) alarmists ignore history and the changes in climate that have occurred long before we inhabited the earth. If you read Don Ewing's letter in Saturday's edition of The Sun you will find many statements that coincide with my quoting of parts of Irving Janis' book on "groupthink". If you compare in-group to alarmists and out-group with deniers you'll see exactly what professor Janis meant about the phenomenon of "groupthink".
On another note, I will stand by my statement that Al Gore claimed the ocean waters were going to rise by a few feet, the exact number he used I don't recall. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Gore would exaggerate the numbers as he has been known to skew the facts in the past. Keep in mind this is the same Al Gore that claimed he invented the Internet and that the book/movie "Love Story" was written about him and his wife.
Again, I want to thank Mr. Veverka for responding so quickly to my letter so that this cave dwelling conservative could learn the truth. His kindness is only exceeded by his tactful charm.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:28