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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: Hardwired

Monday, December 15, 2014

A recent Virginia Tech study revealed that your political persuasion is hardwired into your DNA. By observing brain waves while administering outside stimuli, doctors can tell if a person is conservative or liberal. Conservatives dream of armageddon while liberals dream of hopes and aspirations. It appears to me …

Letter: Too much ‘Washington Post’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Having been a faithful Monitor reader from the time it offered two comic strips in its daily edition, I am beginning to feel uneasy about what I sense to be an increased dose of articles from the Washington Post. As we all are aware, since the billionaire Jeff …

Letter: Walk the walk

Saturday, December 13, 2014

As a senior citizen, I am careful walking my dog each day in the winter. Someone told me a few years ago that ski poles worked well to maintain one’s balance while walking on the icy roads and walks. I collected several pairs of ski polls from skiers …

Letter: Protect our parks

Saturday, December 13, 2014

An open letter to Department of Revenue and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose: I write to express my opposition to the proposed expansion/development of the western slope of Mount Sunapee State Park by current leaseholders, CNL of Orlando, Fla., and any/all sub-leaseholders. I urge that you insist upon …

Letter: A truce to remember

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Great War of 1914-1918 took the lives of almost 10 million soldiers and about 7 million civilians. It changed the face of Europe and the world map of colonies held by these European powers. It was carnage at its worst – and reflected the depravity and obscenity …

Letter: Tired

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I confess that I got hooked on following the shenanigans in the House last week via #nhpolitics on Twitter. I confess that I got several laughs while reading about the Republicans’ “sandbox play” in the following days. It all brought me back to Bill O’Brien’s former reign as …

Letter: Support Clean Power Plan

Sunday, December 14, 2014

As entrenched special interests and their allies try to undermine efforts to fight climate change, Congress needs to listen to the strong majority of Americans who support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution. While recent election results may provide some climate change deniers …

Letter: CIA saved lives

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We have seen the reports of “torture” committed by the CIA. How awful – torture committed by the USA. Kudos to the CIA. They saved lives. They caught terrorists – and some before they committed more terror acts against the United States. Terrorists who behead people. Terrorists who …

Letter: Wrong course on pot

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How ridiculous. I just cannot believe that anyone would consider having a marijuana dispensary in Franklin and hype it in the news media. What kind of message does that send to young people? I grew up in the early 1970s. Let me let you in on a little …

Letter: Capsule contents

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thank you for publishing my column about Concord 250 (Monitor Forum, Dec. 6). I should have clarified that the piece was mine alone and not from the Time Capsule Committee or the Concord Historical Society. I am proud to hold membership in both, but I did not consult …