Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. They understand the agreement’s manifest and manifold defects and its probable futility. Crucial components of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure remain. U.S. concessions intended to cultivate the Iranian regime’s “moderates” are another version of the fatal conceit that U.S. policy can manipulate other societies. As is the hope that easing economic sanctions will create an Iranian constituency demanding nuclear retreat in exchange for yet more economic relief. Critics are, however, wrong in thinking that any agreement could control Iran’s nuclear aspirations. And what critics consider the agreement’s three worst consequences are actually benefits.
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As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying — and its weapons are of superior grade.
I want to send my deepest appreciation and thanks to those who voted in our last election. I especially want to thank Ward 4 for their vote of confidence. I hope to represent you with honor and to the best of my ability. Please feel free to contact me at home or work should you need help. I am always available to assist to the best of my capability.
The North Beach VFW Post No 8956 would like to extend a sincere thank you to Exalted Ruler Dan Fajardo, the Officers and members of the Ocean Shores North Beach Elks Lodge No. 2581 for the generous donation they recently made to our Post for use in supporting the needs of our many needy veterans, families, widows and orphans of veterans living in the Ocean Shores community.
North Beach VFW Post 8956 members would like to thank Vince Ianniciello, manager of the local IGA and an amazing Ocean Shores community support person, for allowing us to display our Poppies. Because of the wonderful generosity of IGA and our community, we had a very successful Veterans Day fundraiser.
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to vote in the recent election. In particular, thank you for passing the Ambulance Bond. We will now be able to purchase two new ambulances, which will replace the two older ambulances. This allows us to continue to serve our communities of District 5, Elma, District 12 and McCleary. I would also like to thank you for showing your confidence in me as a Fire Commissioner by re-electing me to office. As a commissioner, I have two main goals: 1) to work within the means of our budget while serving the community, and 2) to find a way to bring the entities of the previously mentioned communities together.
Let’s face it … I owe this column to Loggers Playday.
If you can believe President Obama we have the most uninformed president in history. George Washington was kept better informed by horse back than this one. He knows nothing about anything until we do from the media. Or if that doesn’t work he claims he didn’t say it even though the actual tape of his statements are played side by side.
Without children the human race would end. Every generation is renewed as children take their places in adult society. Growing to maturity through the vulnerable years of life is risky business. Children are dependent upon people who are older and more mature than them to meet their basic needs, including safety, nutrition, shelter, clothing, supervision, education, the development of social skills, comfort, a sense of who they are and coping skills. These are some of the things that are vital to the development of children.
If economic sanctions were key to forcing Iran to accept limits on its nuclear program, wouldn’t more sanctions have an even greater effect?
When I was around 17 my father gave me a piece of advice. I didn’t know it at the time —- sitting there waiting for the traffic signal to change at the intersection of the Martha Mitchell Expressway and Blake Street in Pine Bluff, Ark. —- but the brief admonishment would have profound consequences for my life. As Thanksgiving is the one day each year we’re almost legally obliged to ponder that for which we are thankful, this seems as good a time as any to share that advice.
Thanksgiving Day is awash in sentiment, but gratitude is not a sentiment. It’s a virtue. It’s certainly nice, but it is more than a feeling or an emotion. Properly understood, gratitude is hard because it entails both an admission and a demand.
We are tomorrow’s past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification. HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama’s ascription of every disagreeable effect to one of two causes — George W. Bush or global warming. Concerning the latter, a CNN anchor wondered if an asteroid that passed by Earth on Feb. 15 was “an effect of, perhaps, global warming.” The Los Angeles Times announced that it had stopped publishing letters questioning global warming caused by human activity.
My doctor recently told me I needed to exercise regularly and that I would never be successful at exercising until I found one that I liked.
Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency’s renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he’s been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden’s disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in Congress for reforming the NSA’s surveillance practices — and anger overseas when he revealed that American spies were listening to foreign leaders’ cellphone calls.