Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>...dont feel individual workers should have that right to pay or not to pay dues which gives workers a voice economically against the unions for dissatisfaction.
If the cable company asked people if they would prefer to have the benefits of their products with or without paying for it, some people without ethics would choose NOT TO PAY.

The same is true of union dues. If ALL workers get the benefits that unions bargain for, there will be some people without ethics who will not pay.

In both cases, the unethical people are behaving in a manner that is unfair, as well as dishonest

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<quoted text> Right to work states have lower unemployment and higher pay PeeDee. Get a clue!
Anyone with half a brain knows that the only ones to benefit from right to work laws are Republicans and their wealthy donors. Unions are the major source of funds for the Democratic party, the voice of middle class America. People in Michigan were given a wake up call with this stab in the back from Snyder. Not only will this law be repealed but it will ensure a Democratic governor in 2014. Just another example of Republicans not knowing which fights to pick.
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Eman wrote:
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" The following is an example, of how easy it is to qualify. Depression is one of the mental illnesses accepted as a disability under Social Security Disability. If Social Security agrees that a person can’t perform unskilled work, the person will get disability benefits.
Depressive Syndrome including at least four of the following conditions:
Anhedonia or continuous loss of interest in daily activities
Substantial change in weight and appetiteSleep disturbance
Retardation or psychomotor agitation
Loss of energy
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
Suicidal thoughts
Paranoia, delusions or hallucination
Social Security must consider how your depression symptoms affect your ability to do unskilled work, which requires you to:
understand, remember, and carry out simple instructions make simple work-related decisions respond appropriately to supervision and co workers, and handle changes in routine.
Under this guideline, most unemployed workers would qualify."
You can see why so many liberals are on di
I sometimes get depressed going to my work computer every day and having to listen to all those annoying physicians.

Does that count? I could be real convincing if I had to if the liberals on here wouldn't mind contributing to my "disability" check.
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<quoted text>All religions, especially institutionalized ones.
I love you and forgive you anyway, Homer.

God would too.

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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Ok ok, we all know you just got married. Sheesh, how long you going to keep bringing that up?
I'm sure your wedding day seems like just yesterday.

Hey homer, can we start calling Michigan "pro choice"?

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch)— U.S. stocks fell Thursday after House Speaker John Boehner declared spending to be the issue preventing a deal to avert spending cuts and tax hikes from starting in the new year.
Dear Boehner, STFU
First Bush almost destroys my 401K, Obama brings it back and now Boehner wants to polish it off.
Dear Republicans,
Quit playing politics with my life.
Love,
Homer
No worries, obama will just print more money and it'll be back up.

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Researcher wrote:
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If the cable company asked people if they would prefer to have the benefits of their products with or without paying for it, some people without ethics would choose NOT TO PAY.
The same is true of union dues. If ALL workers get the benefits that unions bargain for, there will be some people without ethics who will not pay.
In both cases, the unethical people are behaving in a manner that is unfair, as well as dishonest
What would be unethical is being forced to buy cable just because you moved into a certain neighborhood
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The Fed has just announced its fourth round of “quantitative easing”.

While the mainstream financial press pretends that quantitative easing is a “liberal” economic policy, nothing could be further from the truth.

As we’ve repeatedly explained, quantitative easing is a bailout for the super-rich, at the expense of the little guy. It increases inequality and fails to stimulate the economy.(And it destroys the savings of retirees.)

Indeed, Fed boss Ben Bernanke knew 24 years ago that quantitative easing doesn’t help.

Forbes’ Lawrence Hunter explains:

The Federal Reserve … operates its own financial Laundromat for troubled, in some cases criminal banks. The Fed’s loan laundry and downscale resale consignment shop first takes in the wash by purchasing non-performing, and therefore largely worthless financial assets (loans and loan-backed securities) to remove them from the books of private banks.(Another variant is for the Fed to swap the banks’ bad paper at face value for federal debt instruments, which replaces the banks’ non-performing assets having little, if any, resale value, with safe, interest-paying and highly marketable assets.). The Fed then launders the loans by reselling them back to the same group of banks at a fraction (10 percent or less) of the face-value price it paid the banks for them. Once the banks repurchase the spiffed up dirty loan laundry, it not only has turned a nifty 90-percent-or-more profit on the turn around, it also has a new asset it can put back into the stream of financial commerce at a price reflective of its true value.
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Anyone with half a brain knows that the only ones to benefit from right to work laws are Republicans and their wealthy donors. Unions are the major source of funds for the Democratic party, the voice of middle class America. People in Michigan were given a wake up call with this stab in the back from Snyder. Not only will this law be repealed but it will ensure a Democratic governor in 2014. Just another example of Republicans not knowing which fights to pick.
Hey crazy Gun Nut say what?
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December 26th can't get here fast enough.
So you think the Mayan calendar guy was wrong??? So unlike you to overlook a nonsensical negative Flack.

Should probably mention that unleaded reg is as low as $3.15.9 here, Coors Light (the official beer of NASCAR) is $17.99 per 24 ct case here and nearly every other one of your predictions has fallen flat on it's azz.

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I sometimes get depressed going to my work computer every day and having to listen to all those annoying physicians.
Does that count? I could be real convincing if I had to if the liberals on here wouldn't mind contributing to my "disability" check.
Add a little carpal tunnel and it guaranteed!
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Bahrain is a Closed Society and the West is on the Same Path Leading Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, has had his prison term cut from three to two years. Rajab has been imprisoned since August, on charges of organizing illegal gatherings and inciting violence.

The activist's lawyer was demanding his release. The uprising in Bahrain has been ongoing for almost two years now, with the Shia majority demanding democratic reform from the Sunni ruling family.
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<quoted text>Wow 4 people out of over 65 million, oh no the gov't might collapse.
I know some Americans that have moved there to take advantage of their fantastic healthcare system, I guess they'll pick up the slack.
You probably didn't read the first one very carefully. There is a flight of the wealthy leaving France the article said.

How many have to leave before the ordinary folks feel the sting of their departure?

Just trying to prepare myself.

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96 days till spring.
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Won’t Get Fooled Again? Hyping Syria’s WMD ‘Threat’
the US and UK governments once again raise the spectre of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ to demonise a target for ‘regime change’, this time in Syria. What is actually going on in the minds of people who know that exactly the same ploy was exposed as a cynical deception just a few years ago? Do they view the public with contempt? Are they laughing at us? Are they playing the only card they perceive to be available to them; one that they know will work imperfectly, but will have to do?

In the US, NBC commented:

‘U.S. officials tell us that the Syrian military is poised tonight to use chemical weapons against its own people. And all it would take is the final order from Syrian President Assad.’

US media watch dog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting asked:‘So where did all of this new information come from?’ The familiar, ominous answer:‘Anonymous government officials talking to outlets like the New York Times.’ This, for example:

‘Western intelligence officials say they are picking up new signs of activity at sites in Syria that are used to store chemical weapons. The officials are uncertain whether Syrian forces might be preparing to use the weapons in a last-ditch effort to save the government, or simply sending a warning to the West about the implications of providing more help to the Syrian rebels.
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Syria Propaganda Looking a Lot Like Iraq Propaganda
How can you tell when a country is about to get invaded? Listen to the sellout traitor talking heads on television tell you the country has "weapons of mass destruction" or "chemical weapons" and is "about to use them on their own people". The gullible American public fell for it once, the media and government assume it will work again... only will it?
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<quoted text>Perhaps to a some yet to be established degree Michigan gets it right. I have no problem with the concept of right to work laws but I'm also a dedicated fan of the real world.
What’s the Real World? Now my definition is Intelligent People make Intelligent Choices that’s pretty simply!! No Coerce or Threats just…Choice!!!
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Post Gaddafi Era: Libyan Women Losing Rights
With the rebel victory in October 2011, Abaida returned to Libya to help with the “democratic transition” and promote her particular cause of women’s rights. However, what she found in her homeland was chaos. The tribalism that underlies social organization in Libya had come to the fore.

According to Amnesty International, that tribalism is reflected in the activities of “armed militias … acting completely out of control.… There are hundreds of them across the country, arresting people without warrant, detaining them incommunicado, and torturing them.… This is all happening while the government is unwilling or unable to rein the militias in.”

Abaida adds that “during the revolution everyone was united, all were working together.” That, of course, was when many of the tribes had a common enemy – the Gaddafi regime. Now the common enemy is gone.

As it turned out, Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship had served for 41 years as a center of gravity – a center that kept the centrifugal tribal forces in check. The National Transitional Council (NTC), which took over after the defeat of the regime and the parliamentary elections that followed, were supposed to fill the void, but proved insufficient to the task. Ms. Abaida and her cause have become victims of that failure.

Upon her return to Libya, she advocated for gender equality to be incorporated into any new Libyan constitution. She never had a chance. The tribes are tied to traditions that are strongly patriarchal. Also, the chaotic nature of post-revolution Libyan politics allowed free play to extremist Islamic forces that saw gender equality as a Western perversion.

ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC FEM LIB WAR MACHINE

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Anyone with half a brain knows that the only ones to benefit from right to work laws are Republicans and their wealthy donors. Unions are the major source of funds for the Democratic party, the voice of middle class America. People in Michigan were given a wake up call with this stab in the back from Snyder. Not only will this law be repealed but it will ensure a Democratic governor in 2014. Just another example of Republicans not knowing which fights to pick.
There's my hillbilly! Things get a little borong for us ol' timers so we just make stuff up. The scary part is, we really believe what we are saying is fact!!!

Eh, sonny boy?

Bingo tonigh, Old Goob!
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Libya and Beyond: Obama Turned Out Worse Than Bush
Geopolitical Analyst Dan Glazebrook speaking at the Muammar Gaddafi Memorial in London. 3rd November 2012.

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