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Liberal philosophy is a route leading from nowhere to nothing

To The Daily Sun,

To the naysayers and negative people who write their sour drivel to The Daily Sun.

Your minds need to open up to a brisk wind to blow away all the darkness and boogeymen of mind-numbing liberalism, progressivism, and leftist propaganda you have been indoctrinated in. Do you really think that spouting off the way you do, in any way makes you superior to the rest of us? I wonder if your own self worth is in the gutter and by acting so high and mighty and trying to impress us by your supposedly superior intellect we should bow before you? I think not.

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool sums up succinctly some writers to this paper. That being said, I do appreciate the well written, straight talk rebuttals written by other clear thinking citizens which leaves me in high spirits. I say thank you for taking the time to put common sense and truth to paper and refusing to back down.

Let me finish by saying that liberal philosophy is a route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

Roger E. Kohls, Sr.

Moultonborough

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Consider hiring a certified and insured drone pilot for your event

To The Daily Sun,

A story in the weekend edition of The Laconia Daily Sun discussed a lawsuit filed due to an incident involving a drone crashing at a wedding reception, injuring two guests.

On Aug. 8, 2016, a drone owned by groom Barry Billcliff was piloted in the tent at the reception held at Searles Castle in Windham. The drone crashed, injuring Kelly Eaton of Peabody, Mass., and Kneena Ellis of Seabrook.

Eaton says the falling drone left her with a concussion, orbital bone fracture, and broken nose. Ellis suffered a concussion and a laceration to her head, requiring more than 20 stitches.

While Billcliff admits to bringing the drone to the reception, he insists he was not at the controls when the incident occurred. Scott Robb II, vice president of Searles Castle, instructed Billcliff to ground the drone earlier in the day as he did not have permission to fly it at the event. At this point, it is unclear who was piloting the drone.

As drones become more popular, so too will accidents like this one. The Federal Aviation Administration states "any aircraft operation in the national airspace requires a certificated and registered aircraft, a licensed pilot, and operational approval." But because the drone industry is still in its infancy, the FAA has not yet written all the rules for safe drone operation in the National Airspace System (NAS).

As such, the FAA has been granting Section 333 Exemptions which allow drone pilots to bypass certification and licensing requirements while the rest of the details are worked out. The exemptions allow pilots to legally operate in the NAS but do not imply that pilots holding the exemption are knowlegable about safe operation.

That is where Part 107 certifcation comes in. Only those Unmanned Aircraft System pilots who undergo rigorous training and testing are awarded Part 107 certification. Because of the process involved in getting the certification, there are only a few Part 107 certified pilots in New Hampshire.

For your next event, consider hiring a drone pilot with full certification and insurance instead of only an exemption.

Charles Sayegh

Granite Drone

Moultonborough

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