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Obama & Kerry may be leading us toward at nuclear thriller

To The Daily Sun,

How could Mike Huckabee accuse Barack Obama of marching the Israelis "to the door of the oven"? David Harsani says that Huckabee is incorrect by "suggesting that the president is interested in starting genocide on purpose, as opposed to suggesting that he is gullible or incompetent or subscribing to a dangerous philosophy when it comes to the Middle East."

Ben Stein asserts that Obama and John Kerry have "opened the door to more harm of the Jewish people in the history of the world," with the Iran nuclear deal. Ben mentioned that this may lead to a nuclear attack by Iran on Israel and a "second Holocaust in an afternoon".

Though Golda Meir is not in charge anymore, Israel is not about to let Iran march Jews through any more ovens, so to speak. This disgraceful deal may ultimately light the fuse toward a nuclear war in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the media is busy focusing on Huckabee summoning his inner "Trump bombast". Don't you just love how the mainstream media knows where the real stories lie?

Have you heard any of the major networks, save Fox News, discuss the secret side deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Tehran? Or that the IAEA will rely on Iran to collect samples at one of its military bases? Are they incensed by learning that the deal will give Iran roughly $150 billion so that they can fund Hamas and Hezbollah and other terrorist regimes? Have they reported that Putin is excited about this deal?

Well, they did actually report that Russia is preparing to sell an advanced air defense missile system to Iran, bless their hearts. Why he even plans to upgrade them while he waits for his money. Does the media care that those missiles could very well make it almost impossible for Israel to severely damage their nuclear infrastructure? Apparently Obama and Kerry do not.

Mark Levin, Pam Geller and other of the Jewish faith can't fathom why so many Jewish people cling to their "leftist" beliefs and continue to vote for the party that seems hellbent on destroying our Constitution and this republic. The same party, led by Obama and Kerry, that could be repeating the European naivete of the 1930s.

Harsanyi succinctly describes the left's death dance with evil. "The same administration that trusts Iran to uphold its end of an agreement, doesn't believe that Iran is earnest about its project to destroy the Jewish state."

This is the feckless administration that, though it held most of the cards, could not even get our hostages back from Iran as part of this terribly one-sided deal. We got the deserter, Bowe Bergdahl back by giving up five top Taliban leaders, while hailing him as a hero in a Rose Garden ceremony. But not innocent Americans held captive by this brutal regime. Oh, but they are working hard to get them released in a separate deal. Uh huh. And OJ is never going to rest until he finds the real killer.

Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen, if Obama and Kerry have their way, we may bear witness to a Middle Eastern nuclear thriller.

Russ Wiles

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We need a clean sweep in county administration; fire them all

To The Daily Sun,

Well folks I am sorry to inform you that as hard as the voters tired to fix our county government, it is more of a dysfunctional mess than ever. Haven't we had enough of this? How much more taxpayer dollars are going to be spent on legal fees? Last year because of this infighting it cost us many thousands and it seems we are heading there again.

I have been involved in this mess for over two years now. This is not something I asked for but I got dragged in due to circumstances. I have had ample opportunity to witness the inner workings of our county government, and it is a total mess. If you want a model of how not to run an organization, look at the Belknap County operation. The problem is one of leadership and management.

We elected two new commissioners and one was appointed due to a resignation. Before the election it seemed clear that changes were needed in the management, starting at the top with the county administrator. Our state representatives in the County Convention knew this, but they are powerless to do anything. This responsibility rests with the three commissioners.

Mr. Burchell and Mr. DeVoy both promised in campaigns to make changes in management. Mr. Taylor was appointed by the convention because it was thought he was on board with this after all the verbose letters he wrote in this paper pointing out that our county was being mismanaged.

The only one staying true to his word is Mr. Burchell. Mr. DeVoy and Mr. Taylor have done a complete about face and are now doing everything they can to protect the county administrator. I wonder why? The previous commissioners tried to do this with an insane (employment) contract that is a total farce, and is not in the best interest of the taxpayers of Belknap County.

Our county administrator has been in her position for about seven years and her tenure has been one bad decision after another. She in unqualified to be in this post and never has been qualified from day one. She was awarded this position merely by virtue of political connections and not by any objective measure of credentials. She is incompetent and tried to run the operation like her own little kingdom, doing things like hiring her pals to fat government jobs over other more qualified in-house personnel.

This has all been documented and our commissioners know this. It seems that cronyism is still alive and well in our county. The latest inclusion into the "good old boys and gals club" is attorney Paul Fitzgerald. He was asked to take care of the little bit of nasty business by overseeing the writing of the county administrator's contract and for that has been named counsel for the commissioners. Inclusion in this small clique at the cost of us taxpayers. Mr. Burchell was against this but again railroaded by the other two.

Now we read in the paper that the nurses at the nursing home are mostly part-timers and it is a revolving door where nobody stays. This was not the way it was a couple of years ago. The nursing home had a great staff of nurses who knew the patients they cared for and all their nuances. Then when the commissioners started fighting with the convention a couple of years ago our county administrator and the management staff decided to create an atmosphere in which failure was assured. The set a trap and when it sprung used this as an excuse to decimate the nursing staff and forced the resignation of two highly qualified full-time nurses. These two women had 60 years experience in geriatric nursing combined. The reason they did this is to use these two people as pawns in a game of politics.

At that time I called the management utterly despicable and I see no reason to change my opinion.

Our county administrator and the management staff at our nursing home do not care one bit for the residents of the home or for the hard-working staff. The only thing they care about is maintaining their own positions. They will lie and throw anyone under the bus who gets in the way. Selfish and self-centered they are and I fear that it is just a matter of time before a bad mistake is made, a resident is harmed, then watch the bottom-feeding lawyers move in for the kill, which of course we all will pay for.

We need a clean sweep. We are having problems in management. Discharge them all and find people who are qualified, experienced, with character, and who know how to create a team environment. Right now the working environment in the nursing home has been described as "a nightmare inside of a pressure cooker". One nurse said as she left that she had never worked in a more vicious place in her life.

I urge you all. If you value your tax dollars and don't want to see more wasted on stinking lawyers, to contact Mr. DeVoy, and Mr. Taylor and tell them to put this foolishness away. Our nursing home residents and we the taxpayers deserve better.

Gordon Blais


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