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Too much money invested in windmills to give plasma generation a shot?

To The Daily Sun,

Carol Steppi proves all the left has is name calling, hate and division, which I'm sure Carol thinks is appropriate substitute for intelligent logical debate. Take a good look at what has come from the race bating, gender division, smear and slander tactics of progressive politics. Now you have your worst nightmare, PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump. Trump is going to rip up Obama's march of lemmings to his dream of a Marxist-Socialist America, where dependency on a huge, all powerful federal government will dictate all things to all people. It's gone Carol, get use to it, scream into the wind, whistle past the White House, whatever, change is coming and you can't stop it, Hooray!
Beth Arsenault is irked at the thought that all of us on the right are climate change deniers. Not so Beth, most of us know the climate has been changing for eons, we just question the very questionable pseudoscience having been presented to say it is a man-caused change. It is far from a settled science because the scientists backing it are 98 percent being payed for their research and it looks to objective critics that they may well have "cooked the books." Add to that the fact that anything we do here in America will be an exercise in futility, as it is foreign nations that are pumping out the pollutants at a prodigious rate and we have no leverage with them to change their ways. But if you feel compelled to build a wind turbine or set up solar panels, good for you, as long as you can afford it. I can't and resent those green activists trying to force people to follow the green plans and forcing the government to view everything with green glasses on. When they started all the green panic politics years ago they declared the poles would melt, seas would rise and coastal cities would be flooded all over the world, all within seven to 10 years. Hasn't happened so, for myself, I can only question the validity of the whole thing. On the other hand, I support clean water, clean air and reduction of waste and pollution. I just think there are better ways to approach the problems. For instance, there is a process called plasma generation (sounds very sci fi, I know) that exists and can completely eliminate any solid matter at the atomic level and produce a third more electricity then it uses. It is a closed system that releases nothing to the environment. You next question probably is, "why have I never heard of this before"? Got me Beth, my pet theory is too many people are invested in windmills and solar panels and are suppressing the information. It's also a big political issue as long as no solid solutions are presented so your guess is as good as mine Beth.
One last thought for today: yesterday, Obama decided his side lost all because of, and get this, FOX NEWS. Ha! last week it was the Russians, the week before the stupid deplorables, the Tea Party anyone and everyone except the real problem — themselves! They lied, cheated, smeared slandered, failed to fix any problems and expected in their arrogance to be rewarded for it. Lesson learned? Seems not for it's business as usual in Democrat land. Keep it up please because if Trump keeps even a few of his promises over the next two years, progressives will be swept from Congress, so keep it up.
Steve Earle

Gilford

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Can Dr. Crouch put all 15 corroborating witnesses under his microscope?

To The Daily Sun,

Based on a recent (Nov. 26) article in The Sun it would seem that Peter Mayhew, owner of Mayhew's Funeral Home and Crematorium, will stop at nothing to further disrupt the lives of his former neighbors, Douglas and Leslyee Fredericks. According to the article, he has now hired Dr. Edmund Crouch, PhD, of Green Technology, to assist in proving that Douglas Fredericks, who was finally driven from his property had, in fact, no basis for his claim that Mr. Mayhew's chimney had discharged noxious emissions.

Dr. Crouch, in the article, states that the Power Pack II, which is the cremation chamber in operation at Mayhew's is, in fact, "designed to cremate human remains and produce negligible noxious emissions." He is absolutely correct. The Power Pack II, manufactured by Matthews International/Cremation Division, when running according to manufacturer's specifications which govern guidelines to its operation and maintenance, emits negligible particulate emissions. That means you should not see or smell anything. I found it interesting, then, while visiting Matthews International's website, that they have a separate link entitled, "Ask The Cremation Doctor." The pages of that link specifically deal with technical issues which can and do arise as a result of operator error, equipment malfunction, equipment in need of maintenance, equipment in need of upgrading, and equipment that should in some cases be supplemented by accessory devises. All to prevent, as the site states, "smoke and odor," which, remarkably, they further define as "pollution." In fact, in describing their equipment's potential to emit unacceptable particulates, they actually describe exactly what Mr. Fredericks has been claiming all along!

Additionally, in the article, Dr. Crouch goes on to suggest that the particulate emissions could simply have been road-dust or grime, or possibly even a neighbor burning garbage in their fireplace. Well, sure, but couldn't it have also been as a result of an alien visitation? Or how about a poltergeist experience? The Easter Bunny, perhaps? All of those make as much sense as what he is suggesting. Apparently, if one has the letters PhD after his name they can get away with saying just about anything and sound credible. The fact is, though, that anyone who has lived near a highway and/or have burned anything other than wood in their fireplace or woodstove knows that what Mr. Crouch has proposed, under the circumstances, is ridiculous. Given his impressive credentials and experiences, and the fact that a 10-minute search on the internet would show countless examples of crematoriums "gone wild," it's amazing to me that he would even suggest it.

Finally, I wonder: what did Dr. Crouch think when he was told that there were 15 corroborating witnesses, most of them active or retired law enforcement, who testified under oath in a court of law to what they had seen and smelled coming from the crematory's chimney? I'm not sure, but possibly Dr.Crouch could put all 15 of these witnesses under his microscope and determine that it was a mass hallucination. Or possibly, he could prove that Mr. Fredericks, using hypnotic powers of suggestion, manipulated his witnesses. Or maybe, along with Peter Mayhew's lawyers, he could prove they all have bad eyesight. You know, the old Perry Mason trick. Or, of course, they could even prove hyposmia. That's right, the probability that all 15 witnesses ... have no sense of smell.

The point is, there is simply no way around 15 witnesses. Especially witnesses trained in law enforcement to be observant and attentive to detail. And a judge, who in this case is allowing Mr. Mayhew's attorneys, who can't even show up to court on time, a free hand to grind Mr. Fredericks down until he has no further initiative or resources, is herself, adding a judicial "insult to injury ... slap-in-the-face," to not only Mr. Fredericks and his wife, but in my opinion ... to justice, as a whole.

Al Blake
Gilmanton

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