Letters to the Editor



NH Citizens Against Trapping - Andrew's Bill Needs Your Help 

Letter to the Editor:

The time has come for all animal lovers to come together as one collective voice and show support for Andrew! HB1579 is also Andrew’s bill and it will restrict the methods used for fur trapping in our state.  Many of you may recall the sad story of Andrew, beloved canine companion who was killed by a cruel conibear trap in Auburn in December 2012.  This bill will take steps to protect non-target animals such as Andrew from agony and/or death because of innocently getting caught in a body gripping trap.  Also, Andrew’s bill prevents needless cruelty to all animals as it restricts the archaic trapping methods still currently in use by the state of NH.    

Please join me and other animal lovers on Thursday, January 30th when Andrew’s bill will be heard in front of the NH Fish & Game and Marine Resources Committee.  The hearing will begin at 9am in Rooms 305-307 in the Legislative Office Building on 33 North State Street in Concord.  Come early to get a seat and sign in showing support for Andrew’s bill. In addition, or if you cannot make it to the hearing, you can still help by contacting your legislator in support of HB1579.  This is the link to find your legislators http://www.tinyurl.com/legislatorfind.  Together we can make a difference and Andrew will not have died in vain.  Thank you and I am looking forward to meeting more compassionate people who work to stop cruelty to animals.

Kristina Snyder

Concord, NH 03302-4211


House Bill 660, Right to Know

January 3, 2013

Hopefully you will be educated by watching the video(s) on GMO’s.  While labeling GMO’s is a ruse of itself, the real issue is banning GMO’s until further testing proves them safe.  The other agenda of GMO’s is to control the food supply of the World.  Controlling food is most powerful, to control people.   Ask why GMO’s are banned in other countries and not USA.  Don’t people have a right to know what is in their food?  Anyone in government willing to deny this right, one might ask what other denial of rights would this government agent advocate.  The fools against GMO labeling and pro GMO, them and their families will not escape the rage of GMO’s.   We are all in the same boat.  HB 660 should pass unanimously.   Have you checked out the cost of Cancer lately?





Shell < shelleyrottenberg > Dear Ed, Stop Picking On Young People!

Dear Ed,

I would highly suggest that you quick picking on young people that work on campaigns. Their jobs take them all over the country & they actually happen to have grows pride in the USA! Threatening young campaigners is cheap & against the law! Find someone else to take your aggression a out on. Happy holiday!

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Tim Carter - Peter Sullivan: He's a Cad, No Doubt About It

Imagine this if you will. I’m a woman and you’re a man. We’re supposed to be working together to make New Hampshire a better place. We’re supposed to co-operate. We may disagree from time to time, but that’s how it goes in the real world.

But one day you become green with envy. You let your true feelings flow through your fingertips out to the whole world on Twitter by posting this about me:

“She’s Al Baldasarro in stiletto heels, a lightweight and O’Brien clone.”

What kind of man would do that? If you were married to this man, would you be happy with him? How many nights would you make him sleep on the couch?

If you were this man’s daughter, would you be proud of your daddy? Would you want him to walk you down the aisle arm in arm surrounded by other women?

If you were this man’s pastor, would you mention him in a sermon holding him up as a great moral example others should follow?

Democratic State Representative Peter Sullivan said those disparaging comments about Republican State Representative Marilinda Garcia just after she announced she’s running for US Congress. The best thing you can say about Peter Sullivan is he’s a cad.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of politicians who have no class and are sexist. I’m not a trained psychologist, but Representative Sullivan’s tweet drips of professional envy.

How many women out there are going to rise up and demand an apology from Representative Sullivan? Or don’t you care? Are you going to let him get away with this? If you remain quiet, then don’t get upset when men treat you like a throw rug and walk all over you.

I’ll make it easy for you to chew Peter out. I’d suggest you give Peter a call and give him a piece of your mind, but he’s cancelled the service on his 603-647-5453 phone number. My guess is lots of upset women have already called. You may just want to email him:   peter.sullivan@leg.state.nh.us

Tim Carter

Meredith, NH


Jeff Frost - Insurance Department of NH - your letter you sent in response to my complaint dated 19 Nov. 2013

Dear Catherine,

            To be more specific in my complaint as to the local insurance company and producer, etc.. that you seem to require, I state the following as additional personal and state wide problems to my purchasing of individual insurance for me and my family:

First: I can not access the web site required to purchase healthcare as advertised by the selling authority for our only insurance exchange provider in the state, Anthem, selling their product under the new bait and switch and fixing and trade practices sold and manipulated and undisclosed by the Executive Branch on behalf of Anthem (and any other complicit insurer that would remain silent) and with substantial financial rewards to Anthem holding this monopolistic position.

Second: the selling authority, the Executive Branch, provided monopolistic predatory practices that hindered competition, services, and doctors by other providers and “forced” a single provider monopoly for Anthem, continues to belittle other insurance plans (against the CPA laws), and illegally “price fixed” competitors out of the business of providing lower cost plans previously supplied and demanded by me and my family which could be accessed or bought before- the new plans are some thousands of dollars more than before.

Anthem is not less expensive as advertised by the Executive Branch for exchange providers. This "fixing" of prices and services among providers was discovered, post sale, in the contract of the law known as the Affordable Care Act, a misnomer and deceptive sales slogan if their ever was one. These undisclosed price increase differences by Anthem can only be explained by duplicity in knowledge and knowing acceptance in the deceit to sell their future product at a price and service not as advertised.

From the Consumer Protection Act:

“Subsequent disclosures in the store (web site on the healthcare.gov), on the product label (new health plans by the now legalized monopoly insurance corporation -Anthem), or written contract (ACA law via Supreme Court) do not void deceptive claims in ads. (When selling it.)

NH insurance provider Anthem has the sole, and is the only "monopoly",  insurer in the state of NH on the exchange, is not providing stated twenty five hundred dollar saving annually as advertised pre- ACA “Obama Care” promotions to sell Anthem's or any insurer's future contracts. My family will experience price increases in the thousands of dollars above the stated savings, if and only if I can access the provider web site at some future date. My previous research last year from brokers provided no indication that contracts were going to change services, providers or pricing and I was told time and again that they would not- in advertisements on behalf of insures by the Executive Branch and Barry Obama.  No insurer denied those claims!

I hope this is succinct enough to look into the practices to get from where we were a year or so ago to where we are today with regard to what was stated and what is available from Anthem today and not available from competitors because of predatory prices and services and fixing practices deceptively sold, and it appears, deceptively conspired against the NH consumer to force future sale of contracts of health insurance not remotely similar, or promised, in advertisements by any individual, branch, or insurer complicit or silent in the sale of these future contracts. Anthem remains silent today as to how they could not pre-disclose the actual pricing and services required under the ACA law sales pitch when it was sold and advertised on their behalf to indicate something completely different than the actual contracts available after the sale- a violation of the CPA law.


Jeffrey S. Frost, 

Manchester, NH