Letters to the Editor



Tim Carter - Regional Planning Commissions Supercede Local Zoning Decisions!

Dear Editor:

What follows is a true New Hampshire story. It’s relevant if you live up north in Pittsburg, down south in Hollis, west in Claremont or east in Rye.

Last night the Selectmen of Loudon, NH asked me to come to one of their regular meetings. I don’t live in Loudon.

Months ago I authored a pamphlet titled Granite State Future - The Real Facts. It was given to the Loudon Selectmen a month ago and they wanted to know more about the topic. You can read the pamphlet here: http://go.timcarter.com/GSF.

I walked into the meeting room and just three men were sitting at a standard folding cafeteria table passing letters to one another and then depositing them into a large plastic bin. It was a bureaucratic conveyor belt.

No one else was there, even though there were 40 soft chairs to sit in. No one. Not one Loudon citizen was in the room watching decisions being made. Not one citizen was there participating. Are you one of these people in your town?

After fifteen minutes, Mr. Krieger cordially asked me to approach the folding table and introduce myself for the record. They asked me to tell them about the Granite State Future. I did.

“Are you telling me you’ve not been contacted by Michael Tardiff, the executive director of the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission about the Granite State Future,” I said.

“No we haven’t. We have NO CLUE what the Granite State Future is about.”

“Well, for starters you should go to GraniteStateFutures.org,” I suggested.

Wow. I almost fell over I was so shocked. I shouldn’t have been, because this is the same thing I’m encountering all over the state. Selectmen in countless NH towns have not heard about the Granite State Future, even though it’s been in motion since February, 2012.

On that dark day the nine NH regional planning commissions signed a legally binding contract with the Federal government mandating NH zoning and planning mirror what the Federal government wants, not what you or your Selectmen want.

Why didn’t Mr. Tardiff come to Loudon months ago before I showed up last night? That’s easy. The nine NH regional planning commissions don’t want you or your Selectmen to know what’s going on. They don’t want you to know they control every aspect of your life here in NH. They don’t want to remind any elected officials that they, the RPCs, are filled with unelected bureaucrats making critical decisions about every aspect of your life. It’s time for you to wake up.

Tim Carter

Meredith, NH


Jeff Frost - Consumer Protection Act (NH and FTC) revised 

Dear Attorney General: I have filed (Nov. 4th) a serious complaint concerning fraudulent advertising practices for the sale of health insurance of which bait and switch, pricing more expensive compared to the stated promise of savings on the same services, promises of a contract not fulfilled as advertised, and a demeaning of the competition- all to sell the contracts which were deceitfully misrepresented to myself and, it appears as of now, another 22,000 NH citizens. For instance Barry Obama and a number of other individuals within his influence who sold these plans publicly conducted a fraud based on the guidelines of the CPA stated on your web page which-  says even if the contract is legal:   

“Subsequent disclosures in the store (web site), on the product label (new health plans), or written contract (ACA law via Supreme Court) do not void deceptive claims in ads. (When selling it.)

The statements and claims made to us here in NH were deceptive sales tactics.

As the legal representative and enforcer of NH laws, and considering the ACA is officially a legal law but the sale of it was deceptive to NH citizens, and state rights and laws have power to protect state citizens when not otherwise restricted by the constitution, and the FTC laws for consumer protections are in effect as well as our own CPA law,- what will your office do to bring to justice those who perpetrated this massive fraud against NH citizens. I understand that there is a "sovereign immunity" protection provided for those class of people working within the government but only to the extent they did not violate the laws of the land, and the Consumer Protection Act is law. We now realize, in fact, that the monopoly of the Anthem Blue Cross insurance provider and the undisclosed government restrictions, pricing, plans, and services- are not as advertised by those who sold this Obama Care (ACA) to us here in NH.

Please let me know where my complaint is in the process of your office's consideration.

Thank You,

Jeff Frost


Heather Mac Donald: The Blissfully Unaware Hecklers at Brown 

At Minding the Campus, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Heather Mac Donald lambasts the protestors who shut down Ray Kelly’s speech at Brown, arguing that they “disgraced themselves and their school in silencing a selfless public servant who has done more in twelve years for New York's poorest neighborhoods than decades of the big government redistribution programs that the Brown hecklers most certainly support.”



Judah Bellin

Assistant Editor, Manhattan Institute


Where Is George Katsiantonis?

To whom it may concern,
I have been trying to contact my Ward 10 Manchester, NH State Rep.George Katsiantonis, all I have found have been unanswered emails and phone calls.
I did a google search on him and found your May 8 article on him and that's about it.
Would you know if he is still in office or where can I find out if he is ?
Thank you


Andrew Seales - Yahoo Group Owners In Revolt 

Dear NHInsider:

This is not a form letter for the media. Its a one on one, with one asking for your help to get the word out on something that means a lot to Yahoo group owners and users.

Last month Yahoo rolled out a new group format called 'neo groups'. This was rolled-out with no advance notice.

Several groups including mine were rendered useless. There are major security flaws in the new format. Several elderly and visually impaired have complained that this new system is not in compliance with the ADA. At last count about 75,000 Yahoo group owners and users complained on the Yahoo feedback forum and asked Yahoo to roll-back this system. All to no avail. Hundreds of groups have been deleted by their owners affecting 1 million users. I too had to delete my group with 1500 members. What’s left more me is to force the issue and bring the blasé attitude of Yahoo to the light of day. Maybe you can help with your voice and stature by asking Yahoo to do the right thing and restore the groups to the older format.


PS The last active teen and family network disbanded this morning. They have 120,000 members.