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Letter to the editor: Plastic bottles a huge waste

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Peter Grant



On Page 4A of your May 30 newspaper, there was a photo of adult college graduates doing something harmful to our environment, with a caption that seems to encourage such waste. They were being handed single-use water bottles.

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Letter to the editor: News media should expose scourge of Neo-Liberalism

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By Peter Grant



The news media needs to cover more of the background and why politicians do what they do.

Neo-Liberals are an unknown quantity, but most have heard the name. They have stolen the good Liberal name and made it mean the opposite of the original.

Maybe some diligent reporter can research where this came from and why it is important now to understand this group.

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Letter to the editor: Consider the benefits of using solar energy

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By Peter Grant



I hear people say that they can’t afford solar.

Wrong.

It costs more to keep paying the current electric rates at around $0.15/kWh than to get solar electric panels.

However, this past year has been very cloudy.

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Letter to the editor: Bill would advance Catholic doctrine

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Peter Grant



Am I the only one bothered by the Catholic Bishop trying to influence the legislature to pass a bill favorable to Catholic religious beliefs? Our nation was established to allow all to believe as they wish, which is called freedom of religion, which is in our Constitution (look it up). This means that Catholics may believe what they want to believe and all other citizens may believe what they want to believe and these beliefs can be different from each other and no law may be made to force one group to believe what another willingly believes.

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Letter to the editor: Google searches becoming increasingly unproductive

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Peter Grant



Can anyone tell me why Google internet searches have become so useless? For my inquiry “Vermont Statutes Online” the return from Google were:

1.  Kansas Governors Debate 2018

2.  Something about Nova Scotia Laws

3.  Lawful Hacking

4.  Native American Housing

Where does Google come up with these answers that have nothing to do with the question?

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Letter to the editor: Border wall an ineffective answer to real problems

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



We can be sure that someone has tried to tell Trump that the biggest entry to the U.S. of drugs and aliens will not be closed by a wall since that entry is right through our customs checking. There are too many trucks coming through our borders for customs officials to check more than a small percentage. So they guess which ones to check. Trucks that have drugs well hidden and trucks with humans cramped in hot, airless boxes seeking entry to the U.S.

It would cost a small percentage of his wall to train more customs agents for our borders.

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Letter to the editor: Transition to electric needed

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



I have had an electric car for a year now and am mostly happy with it, on warm sunny days — a Chevy Volt.

It gets about the equivalent of 100 miles a gallon with $2.50 for a gallon of gas and $0.15 per kWh in electric mode. Or 45 miles on a gallon of gas in gas mode. This doesn’t really offset the lease of $310/month.

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Letter to the editor: Trump's reverse 'Midas touch'

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



Desperate people are leaving Central America due to lack of effective government, which allows crime and killings since they lack money to control the criminals. How does Trump help this problem? By offering help in fixing the crime problem? No. He wants to make it worse by cutting what help they are getting.

Trump makes so much of what he touches, worse. The reverse Midas touch. How much worse will he make the world before we can stop him?

Peter Grant

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Kavanaugh's tears rated by onions

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



We need a new rating system, number of onions needed to produce tears.

Kavanaugh’s tears during his anti-Dr. Ford testimony should rate 3 onions. He put on a good show, so that many people believe him.

And Senator Lindsey Graham should be voted out of office.

Peter Grant

Bristol

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