Letters to the editor, July 1, 2014

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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 10:15 pm, Mon Jun 30, 2014.

Did you know that elders can lose their civil rights to freedom, legal capacity and property in New Mexico? Elders can be declared “incapacitated” in probate court. All it takes is an emergency petition to the court on hearsay. Court appointees who work together on case after case all stand to benefit from the elder’s seized assets, and yet they are the ones who are supposedly objective in determining what is in the “best interest” of the elder. That can mean selling off the elder’s house and assets to pay their salaries. Elders can be isolated from family members in a nursing home. If families try to free the elder, the court-appointed guardian can use the elder’s assets to fight back. It’s the worst financial gang rape of elders imaginable documented in all 50 states. And there is no oversight of this activity outside the courtroom. Learn more: www.facebook.com/boomersbeware.

Marcia Southwick

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  • Michael Grimler posted at 2:30 pm on Tue, Jul 1, 2014.

    shooter Posts: 190

    Mr. Montaño,

    The answer is: entertainment.

    Most TV shows are there for entertainment purposes.

    Your view of the world just wouldn't sell as entertainment, sorry.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 2:00 am on Tue, Jul 1, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 572

    Re; Caution, cyclists
    "how many times do cyclists stop beyond the “box” at stoplights, where they may not see flashing railway warning signals and bars?

    And how many times have those cyclists been run-over by a train? None, unless video from the latest bike/train incident shows that the rider had stopped on the tracks ahead of the gate. I agree with you that it's the responsibility of anyone on wheels to pay attention to existing signage.


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