"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>

New sanctions sabotage negotiations and risk war


By Robert K. Johnson

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Commentary



In 2006 Bibi Netanyahu told the Jewish community in Los Angeles, “it’s 1938 and Iran is Germany...racing to arm itself with atomic bombs”, recalls Patrick J. Buchanan, a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, Inc. in an article reprinted in the Mar./Apr. 2015 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Netanyahu also said Pres. Ahmadinejad “is preparing another Holocaust for the Jewish state” and claimed he even had the war plans: “Israel would certainly be the first on Iran’s tour of destruction, but at (Tehran’s) planned production rate of 25 nuclear bombs a year, (the arsenal) will be directed against ‘the big Satan’, the U.S.”

Senator John Boehner has invited Netanyahu to come and challenge U.S. policy toward Iran from the same podium where the president delivered his State of the Union address. Bibi will make the case for new U. S. sanctions on Iran; sanctions that Obama has said he will veto as they would sabotage talks on Iran’s nuclear program and potentially put us on the road to war.

In response to Boehner’s thinking that even if new sanctions bring on war with Iran the GOP will be rewarded by the electorate in 2016, Buchanan says: “Perhaps, but if this is where the GOP is heading, we’ll be getting off here.” If you agree, let Congress know you oppose new sanctions. You can reach the people who represent you in Congress toll-free through the Capitol operator at 1(866) 220-0044.

An attack or invasion of Iran would generate more extremism blowback like we face today, due to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, war with Iran would cause too much global warming. According to the Fall 2014 report by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Michael Eisenscher of U.S. Labor Against War says approximately 141 million metric tons of carbon dioxide released through the pursuit of the Iraq war exceeded the carbon emissions of 139 nations during the same period.

Town of Harmony situation

By Cody Hendrickson

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

When I look at all the comments pertaining to the parking situation behind the high school, the so-called disruption of public with the band, and all the other comments I become sick to my stomach. Is that seriously the main thing you have to compla ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Small towns vs. big boxes

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

I went to high school in Mabel: Cougar Class of 2003. Back then, you could go downtown and get a burger at two or three places, or maybe grab a soda at the former IGA. I distinctly remember my friends and I grabbing marked-down-for-quick-sale quart ..... 
[Read the Rest]

STANDING GUARD: Tax reform, funding for school maintenance, and mandatory buffer strips

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

These issues may appear unrelated, but in reality they are inextricably linked here in Minn. and affect us all in ways some of us seldom think about. Paying for education in Minn. amounts to about half of the annual State General Fund spending, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

One Moment, Please... A higher education

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

The greatest investment in America is human capital. It’s not our products. It’s not our services. It’s what’s between our ears. But it is only as effective as ambition. President Barack Obama thinks that giving graduating high schoo ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Can we have a regular Congress?

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

You probably didn’t notice, but the Senate passed a milestone a couple of weeks back. Before 2015 was a month old, senators had already had a chance to vote up-or-down on more amendments than they did in all of 2014. This is a promising sign tha ..... 
[Read the Rest]

We fight

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

What should we call them? What is permissible in mixing the words extremist, radical, fanatic, barbaric, and terrorist with Muslim, Islam, Jihadist or some other term? Can we or can we not use language that includes the possibility of saying Musli ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Correction-“Divided government returns to Minnesota”

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

Minnesota Republican legislators are against raising new revenue for transportation, but have suggested that $750 million could be raised over four years to fix state roads and bridges through efficiencies. The number was misstated in the article ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Correction- 2015 Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

For the Fillmore County Journal 2015 Calendar, there was an error in the month of September 2015. We sincerely apologize for printing the incorrect date in the calendar for the 2015 Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days. The correct dates for Steam Engin ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>