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Dec. 1 Letters to the Editor

Climate change hoax

Global warming is now proven to be a global hoax. Everything we thought to be true about it is untrue. Our fear and concern for the environment came to us from liars and deceivers. A skillful Internet investigator, or hacker, broke through the defenses of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit and released hundreds of revealing files and e-mails onto the Internet. This research center has been the control center for the now disgraced global warming program.

I read e-mails that explain how data can be warped to communicate a false conclusion and others that propose illegal destruction of embarrassing information and some that admit flaws in their public claims and one that actually rejoices over the death of an anti-global warming scientist.

It’s sickening to think that liberal scientists could abandon whatever moral standards they may have had while trashing the most fundamental responsibility of a scientist, which is to support their findings with incontrovertible facts — in order to tell a lie.

So rejoice, we don’t need expensive fluorescent light bulbs, the old ones are just fine. We don’t need windmills to generate expensive electricity, because the Earth isn’t getting warmer from gas- or coal-generating facilities. Get a life, Greenies; we win, you lose.

David Huck

Swan Lake


Just too many words

I recently learned that in 2005 during a Republican administration a Republican, Rep. Don Young of Alaska, offered a bill just 68 words short of the health care bill that the Democrats are offering. I wonder why there was no outcry or “tea parties” to protest the size of that one?

Then, I thought, the extra 68 words must have put the Republicans “over the top.” Just too much to handle during a Democratic administration.

Hal Halliday



Stay in our backyard

There is a lot of talk in Washington about whether or not to send more troops to Afghanistan. They lecture about the billions of dollars needed and about being successful in taking care of al-Qaida and-or the Taliban and how long we would be there and on and on.

I look at it as simply putting our young men and women in danger, some who will be killed or maimed for life. That’s it, the bottom line!

I find it unconscionable to even consider putting our youth in harm’s way; and for what?

Let’s stay in our own backyard for a change.

George Chebba



See Jane and Norman

Regarding the BDN’s Nov. 21-22 front page photo that accompanied the story, “Homeless in Bangor”:

See Jane and Norman drink.

See Jane and Norman pass out.

See Jane and Norman waste another day.

See Jane and Norman not look for work,

See Jane and Norman look for a handout.

See society enabling Jane and Norman.

See the BDN spill ink on this article.

See that no one dares say the five words in the P.C. article that needs to be said, “Quit drinking, find a job!”

Sid Duncan

Presque Isle


Make arrangements

I don’t know who is responsible for getting the Maine National Guard 172nd Infantry Unit home from training in Indiana for their Christmas leave (Dec. 23-Jan. 2) and I don’t care. What upsets me is the complete disregard Maine government has for these brave young men and women.

The state will not make arrangements, nor pay for transportation for our soldiers to get home for Christmas. Why? Other states are making arrangements for their guardsmen.

The 172nd Infantry National Guard Unit is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in January 2010. They are being sent to battle and maybe some will die for their country, but Maine and the U.S. government will not help them enjoy what could be a possible last Christmas with their family and loved ones?

These dedicated soldiers are underpaid; I would hate to see them underappreciated as well.

Carl Savage

Eagle Lake


BDN’s ‘energy talk’

I’d like to thank the BDN for carrying the articles each Saturday by Dick Hill and Tom Gocze.

Professor Hill is definitely a numbers person, and I’m a words person, so quite often, I don’t even begin to understand his information, but sometimes even I can understand it. His Nov. 28-29 article was one of those I really didn’t get. But he knows his stuff, and I agree with him on a lot of what he says, especially about nuclear power.

Tom Gocze rarely writes an article that doesn’t cause me to laugh out loud. This weekend, I had an especially hard time reading his article, since the paper wouldn’t stop shaking. It was me laughing about his curiosity as a child. He also has given me information on very practical things.

I’ve had occasion in the past to e-mail both men, and both were helpful in answering my questions. I asked professor Hill about photovoltaic cells, and he advised against it. I didn’t install them, but did later install a solar water heater. Just after my installation, my decision was validated when Tom Gocze wrote that if you’re going to install solar, install a solar water heater. I got it right!

I asked Tom Gocze if he could do a home energy audit for me, and he informed me that he no longer does that, but pointed me in the right direction.

Professor Hill, keep those numbers coming, and Tom Gocze, keep giving me my Saturday morning laugh!

Cindy Carusi



Cavalry, not Calvary

As a former member of the First Cavalry Division, 12th Regiment, in Japan in 1946, I was pleased to see the good photo of First Cavalry Division Capt. Patrick Caruso in the Nov. 26 BDN, to learn of his accomplishments, and to see he was found worthy to receive a Bronze Star medal.

However, I wish the BDN, and those others who make the error, would stop referring to his outfit as the First “Calvary” Division.

Ray Perkins Jr.


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