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Letter: CIA did what it had to do

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recent editorial cartoons show your approval of the findings of the Senate Report on the CIA and its actions after 9/11. I would like to remind everybody that the individuals under CIA control have one purpose, and that is to kill as many of your loved ones as possible in as heinous a way as possible. Compare what those terrorists in CIA custody experienced with the experiences of families on …

Letter: Humiliating

Friday, December 19, 2014

We all knew the CIA tortured prisoners during the Bush administration, but the grisly details that were revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report were horrifying. And now the discussion revolves around the effectiveness of the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” lovingly called EIT’s for short. What kind of people would defend torture by any name or for any reason? Man’s inhumanity to man continues …

Letter: Chomsky and Russell

Friday, December 19, 2014

I was pleased to see Jonathan Baird’s very nice tribute to Noam Chomsky for his decades-long fight for peace and truth on the global scene (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). He’s not only a thinker of great intellect and learning, but also one with the moral courage to climb down from the “ivory tower” of academia and talk truth to power, regardless of danger …

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Letter: Learn from Malala

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Malala Yousafzai’s name should resonate through the halls of every school and institute of learning in the state. Malala suffered a near fatal gun shot because she courageously spoke out on the imperative right of every person to be educated. She spoke for all Pakistanis, young and old. …

Letter: A forest treasure

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One hundred years ago, an ancient forest was saved from logging by a small group of concerned citizens who wanted to preserve it for future generations. With almost all other ancient forests long since logged, this was one of the very last vestiges of natural forest in New …

Letter: A call for warmth

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two years ago, the Monitor published a letter from the Salvation Army McKenna House describing the need for warm boots and clothing. The outpouring from the Concord area was phenomenal and our closets were stocked for the last two years as a result of the community’s generosity. After …

Letter: Childish

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Why would Bill O’Brien and “friends” try so hard to make trouble for the legislators who care for the state of New Hampshire, not their own egos and agendas? Talk about poor losers – I guess someone took away their lollipops. SHEILA Di NAPOLI Concord …

Letter: Heartless

Monday, December 15, 2014

I was shocked and saddened by the recent article (Sunday Monitor, Nov. 30) and editorial (Monitor Opinion, Dec. 4) regarding feral cats. It is appalling to me that a mother cat and her kittens were killed instead of being cared for when brought into the SPCA. How humane …

Letter: No easy solution

Monday, December 15, 2014

I, too, grieve for the loss of those feral cats’ lives, yet I am not alone. The Pope Memorial SPCA grieves often over the wasted loss of feral cats. The Pope Memorial SPCA works with feral cat trapping and rescue groups, myself being one of them. The solution …

Letter: It’s a people problem

Monday, December 15, 2014

In response to the editorial about feral cats being a nuisance (Monitor opinion, Dec. 4), the real nuisance is the misconceptions spread by people uneducated on the subject. Feral cats are a people problem, not a cat problem. Colonies start when people abandon their unneutered cats. While a …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ wrong on feral cats

Monday, December 15, 2014

I admire the Concord Monitor; it is one of my favorite papers. However, the Dec. 4 editorial condemning feral cats and earlier similar editorials I saw when researching the archives read like the opinion of a single individual, and a relatively uninformed opinion at that. Numerous well-researched and …

Letter: Obamacare works

Monday, December 15, 2014

During the period of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, I encourage everyone still without insurance to sign up. Those in New Hampshire who are already enrolled should check whether they can get a better plan this year. Five insurance companies now offer 40 plans that include …

Letter: Not so affordable

Monday, December 15, 2014

There have been many letters and articles about the Affordable Care Act, and its pros and cons. I thought perhaps some of the folks who think it’s so wonderful would be interested to hear my story. Last year, I had to go outside the pool because my doctor …