U.S. politicians calling Obama’s strategy weak on Isis

Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer
Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Don’t overreact to ISIS
Several recent letters have slammed President Obama’s approach in dealing with ISIS. These editorials parrot the hawkish U.S. politicians calling Obama’s strategy weak and ineffectual.
First, these critics offer no other plan other than sending in brave U.S. men and women to risk their lives, and spending billions of taxpayer dollars to solve a problem that can only be solved by those living in the region. ISIS is the most extreme and intolerant form of Islam on the planet. Its philosophy is so extreme that anyone who does not conform should die. This philosophy is so extreme that it has alienated almost every other Muslim in the region and has threatened the ruling Islamic leaderships of those countries.
Obama’s strategy of putting together a coalition of regional Muslim countries when their survival is at stake is the best way to defeat ISIS. Local Muslims have the most to lose. The king of Jordan summed it up best when he said, “This is our war.”
The ISIS philosophy is too extreme to survive. The best way to contribute to this war is to continue to bomb identifiable targets and work with indigenous forces to route out these cowardly thugs until they are totally destroyed. Putting a large number of American troops on the ground will give ISIS another recruiting tool.
We must be careful not to overreact to this threat and keep terrorism in perspective. For instance, there are more Americans killed during any summer on the south side of Chicago than Americans killed by terrorists since 9/11.
By: Ron Mengarelli

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Up skirt video shot by tourist

English: Digital photo taken by Marc Averette....
English: Digital photo taken by Marc Averette. A typical winter day on South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
An Italian tourist must of had the Miami Blues after getting caught videoing up a woman's skirt.
The woman noticed when she was in the checkout line at Whole Foods in South Beach that a man had placed and iPhone in a basket. The basket was placed so it could shoot video up her skirt.
After the woman told an off duty police officer they found the video on the phone and charged Filippo Florentini with video voyeurism.
Well after all the old TV show was called Miami Vice right?

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More Good News For The American Worker

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Well it didn't take long after Walmart announced it would raise the pay for its store employees.
Now TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods store are jumping on the band wagon.TJX Co. says it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9.00 per hour. The increase should be seen by there employees starting in June.
In 2016 the company plans to raise the pay of associates who have worked for the stores more than six months to at least $10.00 per hour.
Way to go guys!

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President chastise for not being firm against ISIS

English: Saudi Arabia
English: Saudi Arabia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama exercises restraint
A Feb. 14 letter writer chastised the president for not taking firmer steps against ISIS, not calling them “Islamic terrorists” and for attributing many of world’s problems to the U.S. (“Get serious about ISIS”).
I’m glad to see a president exercise a bit of caution and not blunder into expensive and ineffectual wars. Strong sanctions inflict more damage and put more pressure on renegade countries than a few bombs dropped where we think the enemy’s located. Just what did the Iraq wars accomplish? No trained Iraqi army emerged. Our soldiers were killed and maimed, our treasury depleted; Halliburton was the only real winner.
The writer says the president makes us highly vulnerable by not calling ISIS Islamic terrorists. With all the rabid anti-Obama critics out there, we don’t have to worry about labeling them Islamic, or terrorists. Fox News takes care of that. Besides, a rose by any other name…
The writer asks if the president wants to destroy our country by believing the world’s problems are America’s fault. Well, many are! Denying problems we’ve created is one reason people don’t trust us, even hate us. We’ve plundered natural resources by installing puppet rulers, deposed and killed others, from Afghanistan to Vietnam, Chile to Guatemala, Mexico to, yes, Iran. With British partners we overthrew the legitimate government and put the Shah in power, ushering in a 35-year reign of terror and cheap oil. There were similar deals in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Sun Tzu, in “The Art of War,” says to know your enemy. Maybe it’s time to do this. Look at reasons for anger towards the U.S. — and quit sticking our heads in the sand and denying any wrongdoing.
By: Tom Vickers

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Third State to make pot legal

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Alaska: On Tuesday Alaska became the third state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. There was no dancing in the streets like when Colorado and Washington State made it legal.
(You think just maybe it's to cold to celebrate in Alaska)?

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Obama shows his power on XL Pipeline

Keystone XL demonstration, White House,8-23-20...
Keystone XL demonstration, White House,8-23-2011 Photo Credit: Josh Lopez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Washington: President Obama did what he promised and used his veto pen for the third time and rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Republicans have been pushing the XL Oil Pipeline over the objections of environmentalists and states rights.
President Obama offered no indication of weather he'll eventually approve a permit for the pipeline.

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Why Obamacare Court Ruling Could Be Devastating

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The stakes are getting higher in the looming Supreme Court case that threatens to rip apart the president’s health care law.
A new Gallup poll released today shows that Obamacare’s provisions are largely responsible for driving America’s uninsured rate down to a 7-year-low...Read full article here.

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