July 17, 2013

Letters to the editor: Toshi Seeger was legend in her own right

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Folk singer Pete Seeger, center, and his wife, Toshi Seeger, sit in on a recording session with Mississippi John Hurt. The headline on Toshi Seeger’s obituary overlooked her role as organizer and producer of thousands of events, a reader says.

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The science used in manmade global warming is not real science. A hypothesis is as far as it goes. The tests and models do not work. Their predictions fail.

Forty-seven years ago their models predicted that by now the oceans would have risen, polar bears would have died off, severe storms would have occurred and dire consequences would be the result. Yet none of this has happened.

Real science needs no consensus. The models work or they don't.

Global warming uses the consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Rajendra Pachauri, their lead scientist, admitted that no warming has occurred in the last 17 years. Check it out online.

Another admitted he falsified data, in fact, never did the tests he claimed to do. You don't get away with this in real science.

Galileo was sentenced to house arrest the rest of his life for proving that Earth was not the center of the universe because of the consensus of men of his time. See what consensus does? Looks likes man hasn't changed in the last 500 years. It took the Catholic Church till 1992 to admit Galileo was right.

Before people enact laws that restrict carbon emissions, shouldn't we re-examine our models and throw out the present models that prove no results?

Howard Cutler


Nemitz offers candid view of LePage 'misadventures'

It is summer in Maine, and of course there are rhododendrons, lupine, rugosa, shorts and sandals, boats and floats. I love returning to Maine in the spring to see all of these changes.

But best of all, you have Bill Nemitz telling it like it is, and I look forward to reading his column. He is so far the only columnist who has the courage to tell the people of Maine how their governor is perceived by comedians and news services in other states.

I personally look forward to his candor on how the governor is embarrassing himself or us with what he says and does.

Maine has had some outstanding leadership over its history, but the current governor is not in that category (in my opinion). It is refreshing when you read Bill Nemitz's column and he calls out the governor or other leadership for being self-serving and not properly representing the people of Maine.

The governor's extremely partisan ideas and actions do not represent most people in Maine, and I hope for the residents of Maine that there will be new leadership in two years.

If Mr. Nemitz continues to write his opinions each day, I feel certain that the next two years will have plenty of fuel from the pronouncements and misadventures of Gov. LePage.

Thank you, Mr. Nemitz, for telling it like it is. Maine is lucky to have your column in its daily newspaper. You are a true Maine treasure.

Jane Metzler



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