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Demand a moritorium on refugees from Syria

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Please write Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen (via their official web sites) to demand a moratorium on refugee immigration from Syria and other radicalized Islamic areas. This is neither a Republican nor Democrat issue, but a national security and one that requires drastic action to ...

Clinton best positioned to lead coalition against ISIS

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On Friday, Nov. 13, multiple attacks against innocent civilians occurred in France. The attacks occurred in multiple locations. The story is quickly playing out, but it portends - and may even trigger - a massive response by the west against ISIS. Recent accounts from the aircraft downing in ...

He met some people, too

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I've been told that I am a literal person. I believe people should know the meaning of words they use and only use words that mean what they intend to say. During a recent presidential debate, Donald Trump and Carly Florina each said they "met" President Vladamir Putin of ...

Paris attacks felt close to home

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The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people on Friday, and promised others would follow. "Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State," the ...

A game of skill – or just luck?

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In Casino Royale, James Bond says that "in poker you don't play the hand, you play the man across from you." This comment is in response to Bond girl Vesper Lynd, who questioned the wisdom of giving Bond millions of pounds for a game of poker. Bond is confident that he can ...

Wooden wisdom for NH’s problem

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'Be quick, but don't hurry," legendary UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden often told his players. The man knew what he was talking about: He won 10 national championships in 12 years, and during one stretch, UCLA rattled off seven titles in a row. And while Coach Wooden may ...

Climate change hits wallets, environment

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Living in New Hampshire lends itself to taking for granted the beautiful nature all around us. From the foliage around the Kancamagus to the majestic White Mountains to our miles of coastline, we live in a uniquely gorgeous area. What we also tend to look past is the impact that this beauty ...

Opera house better idea than more rail

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trying to mislead, or if city hall is trying to mislead but it should be pointed out that the railroad already has tracks in downtown Nashua. Perhaps the article should be titled "Nashua designates zoning for passenger rail." The railroad is currently (or was) running coal ...

Mental illness not just a footnote in shooting

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The Nov. 6 article titled "Officers cleared in fatal shooting" is news of interest to many. It is a sad day when, under any circumstances, one or more individual's action results in another person's loss of life. All the more shocking, when an individual loses their life at ...

When cows and cars compete, we pay

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P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } One of the more vexing issues that has been largely absent from the various political debates, town hall meetings and Politics and Eggs extravaganzas is the pernicious effect of the federal government’s ethanol mandate. It is really hard to discern where ...

Forgiving not about forgetting

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Another Veterans Day has passed, and I am pondering the meaning of honoring veterans. At one time, most clergy considered this responsibility a sacred privilege; others saw it as this an effort to pay homage to the culture. But the veterans of the Great Wars (World Wars I and II) who became ...

Looking back at the week in news

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State has dragged its feet on medical marijuana rollout It's a sad commentary that a woman with late-stage lung cancer has to sue New Hampshire's Health and Human Services Commissioner to obtain a medical marijuana license that could have - and should have, in our view - been issued months ...

Starbucks critics missing the point

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Some people aren't happy unless they have some­thing to complain about. Into that category we would place those who have raised a fuss about Starbucks roll­ing out red cups for the holi­day season and declaring that the company is waging a "war on Christmas" be­cause the ...

Missouri players let out the genie

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As soon as football play­ers at the University of Missouri declared that they would stage a boycott unless Timothy M. Wolfe stepped down as president of the school, Wolfe was toast. Under fire for his han­dling of several racial inci­dents on the Columbia, Mo., campus, Wolfe announced his ...

Have you heard the one about debt?

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The U.S. has been import­ing more than exporting for 40 years. Translation: We spend more than we make. Trillions of dollars and counting. Five million manufacturing jobs have been lost. Where'd they go? Deregulations of finance industries allowed them to be bought and sold, typically by ...

Give mom a break on school delays

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I want to say a few words in support of the parents faced with the 90-minute vs. hour-and-a-half delay. The problem is not when school starts, but figur­ing out the bus schedule. If the older son's bus is normally 6:42 at the corner for pick-up, and the younger one gets the 7:23 at a ...

Clinton earned vote at talk in Windham

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's town hall event this week at Windham High School provided a wonderful opportunity for the more than 700 attendees to learn about her vision and spe­cific policies, and to freely ask questions. Secretary Clinton took the stage to a standing ovation from the crowd. She ...

Speak out against Pepsi use of palm oil

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Many would be shocked to learn that the palm oil in favor­ite snacks has been produced through destroying Indonesia's rainforests. Palm oil is in half of the products sold in a grocery store, including snack foods made by PepsiCo. Right now, the intentional burning of forests to clear land ...

Honoring nation’s promise to veterans

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Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the tremen­dous sacrifices that generations of military men and women have made for New Hampshire and our nation. It's also a time to recommit ourselves to ensuring that our nation fulfills its promise to care of those who served and ...

Veterans should all be honored

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the hostilities that made up World War I came to an end when an armistice with Germany went into effect. World War I was called "the War to End All Wars." It wasn't, of course, but the end of that war - which ...