Hudson - Litchfield News | February 24, 2012 - 5
More Letters to our Editor continued from page 4
But that’s not the last of the trophies to
be given out for mortgage fraud and abuse of American Home Owners, as the Federal Government is shinning up trophies for Fannie- Mae and Freddie-Mac; that may even be worse than for the first five evil-doers. But in case you don’t follow these kinds of
events like some of us do, Bank of America has been sued by State and Federal Government agencies, more times than I have fingers on my two hands to count them on and Wells Fargo is just as corrupt; but none of the banks’ executive officers have ever been charged in a criminal action for fraud and theft, they just pay the civil fines out of their liability insurance policies and go back to Grabbing more money from the pockets of Americans. I would never do business with any of those banks, yet some folks don’t really seem to understand that doing their banking with banks, like Bank of America and Wells Fargo; just feeds more money into their pockets from the customers’ pockets. For those 5 major banks, it is all about Grabbing all of what they can get from their customers, to pay their executives millions of dollars in compensation. Tey are highly paid thieves, being rewarded for one abusive and fraudulent scheme after another. Tomas Jefferson is reported as saying that
“Huge Banks are more dangerous than Huge Armies. Can you just imagine now, Tomas Jefferson kicking and pounding on his coffin to get out so he can say “you all should have listened to me.”
Jerry Gutekunst – Hudson
Meet the Litchfield School Board Candidates on March 3
Your Litchfield Education Association would like to thank you for your attendance at the school district deliberative session on February 4. Lively and thoughtful discussions took place, with the focus in the right place: how best to serve the needs of Litchfield students while maintaining thoughtful, efficient, and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Now, we hope that you’ll turn your attention to the elections for the Litchfield School Board. Tese elections have a great impact upon Litchfield students, and you have four candidates for your consideration. We’d like to invite you to meet these four
school board candidates at the Candidates Forum, to be held Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. in the Campbell High School auditorium. Tis forum is being hosted by the Litchfield Women’s Club. At this event, you’ll be able to hear the viewpoints of each candidate, and to question each candidate about the educational issues of greatest concern to you.
Tank you for your ongoing support of public education in Litchfield.
Carolyn Leite, President, Litchfield Education Association – Litchfield
Majority Office and Committee Leadership Promotions
With my support, albeit regret, Representative Beverly Ferrante has agreed to take on a policy
leadership role in the Majority Office. Tis is a well-deserved promotion for her. Please join me in extending my sincere congratulation to Bev for this recognition. I am appointing Representative Lynne Ober to the position of Chairman of the Municipal and County Government Committee where she will be joining Representative Frank Sterling, as the Vice Chairman, and Representative Philip Munck, as the Clerk, in providing leadership for the committee. Lynne, as we know, has years of experience as a legislator and currently serves as Vice Chairman of Finance and Chairman of the Special Committee on Education Funding Reform. She will continue to hold her current committee leadership positions and her experience will be invaluable in ensuring a smooth transition for the Municipal and County Government Committee. We very much appreciate this further example of the great dedication and value that Lynne has brought to the NH House.
Bill O’Brien, Speaker, New Hampshire House of Representatives - Concord
Litchfield Playgroup Offers
Fun for Children of All Ages Te Litchfield Playgroup is off to a great start.
Having held three sessions now, it has proven to be a much needed winter relief for families with small children. Every Tuesday morning between 9 and 10 a.m. you can find the children of our communities gathered at Talent Hall in Litchfield participating in your not so typical playgroup. Children (ages newborn and up) have been able to choose from a wide variety of activities; a bounce house, arts and crafts, dancing, basketball, cozy coupe cars, infant area, a roller coaster and of course lots and lots of toys! Reactions from parents have been overwhelmingly supportive. Many have declared that this playgroup is exactly what Litchfield needed. Te Litchfield Playgroups mission is to provide a fun and safe environment that is socially rewarding for both parents and children alike. So far their mission has not only been met, but exceeded. Whether you live in Litchfield or not, this playgroup is a must see. It’s open to all children and there is never a fee to attend. If you are interested in getting more information about this playgroup you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Philbrick - Litchfield
Ulery in Support of HR 29 HR 29 is a House Resolution regarding
freedom of religion. Some have characterized this Resolution as an attempt to prevent affordable contraception. I went shopping this week and one can hardly miss row upon row of various “items” used for birth control. None was very expensive. I asked a pharmacist as to the cost of various prescription “pills.” I was surprised that the non-insurance cost was remarkably low. I mention this only because several emails have been received demanding that I not support HR 29, a religious freedom statement. You may be scratching your head at this
point. Why would anyone be against freedom of religion? What does birth control have to do with freedom of religion? Te federal government, as you know, recently passed a rule (not a law,
but an administrative dictate) that churches, religious institutions or their insurance companies pay for birth control. For most, birth control of any type, including abortion when other devices fail – as they do, is essentially free, today.
What some are trying to state is that the issue of a dictate by Health and Human Services (HHS) is a legitimate regulation of a health issue and in no way interferes with one’s religious beliefs. I take except to that line of argument and that is why I co-sponsored HR 29. Contraception is
rarely a health issue, except when one cannot get pregnant. It is the natural course of events for a couple to conceive a child, that is simple biology – natural law if you will. If one believes in allowing nature to take its course as a matter of faith, exactly what right does the federal or state government have to tell you how to think? What right does HHS have to tell you to pay for something that is proscribed by your religion?
HR 29 does not
prevent contraception, it does not prevent you from engaging in any activity you may wish. All HR 29 does is remind those in the federal government that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America demands freedom of religious thought and practice be affirmed and that it is the job of Congress, the Supreme Court and the President to protect that God given right to freedom of belief. Freedom of belief without the almighty government telling me to pay, directly or indirectly, for something that is against the precepts of my religion. Do not be fooled by those who wish to mislead, misstate and confuse the issue. Socialist Progressive Liberals need to weaken religion and the morals of the churched to allow the secular humanist religion of the state to be injected into society. Te Russian Orthodox Church was one of the first institutions to be literally torn down (with priests, monks and nuns murdered) when the Communists took over. Te attack upon religion, any and all religions, is always needed whenever one wishes to “remake” a society.
Jordan Ulery – Hudson
YOU’VE TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST. FORGET THE FORECAST
ALL-WEATHER PLUS Hudson Lions Club to Give Five $1,000 Scholarships
submitted by Roger LaTulippe, Scholarship Chair, Hudson Lions Club The Hudson Lions Club will be awarding five individual $1,000 scholarships to High School Seniors,
who are graduating by June, 2012. Applicants must be a Hudson resident and have been accepted at school of higher learning. Applications are available online at www.hudson.nhlions.org
, the Alvirne High School Guidance Department, or from the Scholarship Chair, Roger LaTulippe, 136 Lowell Rd., Hudson, NH 03051. Telephone: 882-9839.
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experiencing physiological changes characteristic of the aging process. These changes not only affect general health, but oral health as well, since the two are so closely related. The nature of the tooth decay problem changes as people grow older. Here’s why: A decrease in salivary flow is part of the aging process. Saliva functions to lubricate and cleanse the mouth, as well as neutralize the acids produced by bacteria in plaque. With this buffering action against acids decreased, tooth decay becomes more prevalent. Generally, decay occurs around existing fillings
(recurrent decay), since many adults grew up without the benefits of fluoride and are likely to have many fillings. Decay may also be found on the root surface. Root caries, as it is called, is likely to occur in an older population who have receding gingival (gum) tissue as a result of periodontal (gum) disease. The root surface is softer than enamel and, thus, more prone to decay. Once established the decay progresses faster in the softer root structure. Coupled with a decrease in salivary flow, root caries is the most common site for decay in older adults.
Unfortunately, too many older adults ignore their oral health. Some mistakenly feel that tooth loss and periodontal disease is a natural part of the aging process. Regular, professional dental care should continue for the rest of your life. This, combined with your own effort, can keep the teeth and soft tissues in your mouth clean, healthy, and feeling great.
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