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August 17, 2013

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Noise barriers

It is great that the state of New Hampshire is widening Interstate 93. What would be more wonderful is if they would erect a sound barrier wall behind the Haigh Avenue neighborhood in Salem. There used to be trees that helped with the traffic noise but it has gotten worse since their removal. Yes I-93 was there when we bought 40 years ago. But the noise level was hardly noticeable back then. Since all the construction it is terrible. Please someone, consider this action.

Listening in

This administration is eavesdropping on everyone? That explains why Supreme Court Justice John Roberts used such twisted logic to say Obamacare is constitutional. Obama obviously had something on him and threatened to reveal it. With that kind of power, Obama could be president for life.

Too skinny

I’m so sick of hearing about the pressure on American children to be anorexic twigs! It’s called being a parent! Teach your children well; teach them limits. Teach them to play outdoors instead of sending them to the gym. Take away the “fat-producing” electronics! Teach them to appreciate who they are, not what the latest trend is. What are they doing to kids today with pressure to be skinny and thus resulting in bullying and child suicides. My grandchild was termed obese and was sent to a nutritionist. So now she has a poor self-image and paranoid about eating. When I take her out and I see these scrawny toothpicks running around, it makes me wonder if their bones will snap if they fall. I say American kids today are anorexic not obese. Good job America!

Annoyed

If I hear the word “hashtag” one more time, I am going to scream! Once a catch-phrase is used, everyone must use it too. Marketers inundate us with commercials using these newest phrases. Here’s one for you: “monkey see, monkey do”!

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