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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109538 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs. In it, Newsday reports that:

President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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#118321 Nov 28, 2012
oh i am very shure the farmer pays its helpers crap i guess u have seen where there helpers live huh ya its very sad to say . butt in all america lost . the onely winner is obama and his hittler ways the rest of us are all screwd
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118323 Dec 14, 2012
Time to fix the gun laws!

No more delays. The NRA have had it their way long enough!
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118324 Dec 14, 2012
joe wrote:
Time to fix the gun laws!
No more delays. The NRA have had it their way long enough!
What exactly do you propose?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118326 Dec 15, 2012
I, personally, would propose making all guns illegal. But I'd accept semi-automatics and hand guns being illegal. Until that day comes, and it will come, I want real background checks for all purchases and a paper trail of purchase documentation for all guns and a national database of purchases and ownership.

I also think we need to seriously address the lack of mental health diagnosis and care.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118327 Dec 16, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
What exactly do you propose?
I, personally, would propose making all guns illegal. But I'd accept semi-automatics and hand guns being illegal. Until that day comes, and it will come, I want real background checks for all purchases and a paper trail of purchase documentationfor all guns and a national database of purchases and ownership.

I also think we need to seriously address the lack of mental health diagnosis and care.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#118328 Dec 16, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
I, personally, would propose making all guns illegal. But I'd accept semi-automatics and hand guns being illegal.
Fortunately, the US Constitution protects us from such foolishness.
joe wrote:
<quoted text> Until that day comes, and it will come,
Not without an amended Constitution - and good luck with that.
joe wrote:
<quoted text> I want real background checks for all purchases and a paper trail of purchase documentation for all guns and a national database of purchases and ownership.
Already the law. ATF Form 4473.
joe wrote:
<quoted text>I also think we need to seriously address the lack of mental health diagnosis and care.
Now you're getting warmer. How about mandatory reporting to LE by shrinks and medicos and a national database of mental defectives and emotionally disturbed people? You know, the potential killers?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118329 Dec 17, 2012
Last year Handguns Killed:

48 People in Japan
8 Great Britain
34 Switzerland
52 Canada
58 Israel
21 Sweden

and

10,728 in The United States
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118330 Dec 17, 2012
joe wrote:
Last year Handguns Killed:
48 People in Japan
8 Great Britain
34 Switzerland
52 Canada
58 Israel
21 Sweden
and
10,728 in The United States
Interesting - but irrelevant.

Let us know when you have RELEVANT data for nations with population > 300 million.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118331 Dec 17, 2012
joe wrote:
Time to fix the gun laws!
No more delays. The NRA have had it their way long enough!
What laws do you want fixed? How would you fix them? What is it that you want to see?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118332 Dec 17, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
What laws do you want fixed? How would you fix them? What is it that you want to see?
I, personally, would propose making all guns illegal. But I'd accept semi-automatics (assault weapons), large ammo clips and hand guns being illegal. Until that day comes, and it will come, I want real background checks for ALL purchases and a paper trail of purchase documentation for all guns and a national database of purchases and ownership.

I also think we need to seriously address the lack of mental health diagnosis and care.
Say the truth

Lansdale, PA

#118333 Dec 17, 2012
joe wrote:
Time to fix the gun laws!
No more delays. The NRA have had it their way long enough!
In what country were you educated, Joe?
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#118334 Dec 17, 2012
joe wrote:
I, personally, would propose making all guns illegal. But I'd accept semi-automatics and hand guns being illegal. Until that day comes, and it will come, I want real background checks for all purchases and a paper trail of purchase documentation for all guns and a national database of purchases and ownership.
And what exactly do you think that will do, mate? Law breakers will still have guns. People will be unable to protect themselves from lawbreakers. What do you mean by "real background checks"? You do realize there are already such measures in place. Right?
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#118335 Dec 17, 2012
joe wrote:
Last year Handguns Killed:
48 People in Japan
8 Great Britain
34 Switzerland
52 Canada
58 Israel
21 Sweden
and
10,728 in The United States
That's .003 PERCENT of the population. More people die from diarrhea, but that doesn't make for good cable news or hand-wringing Socialist policy- making.
gonond

Pittsburgh, PA

#118336 Dec 18, 2012

Obama is making Jobs he's Breaking Unions causing the Employment to elevate

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118337 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
I, personally, would propose making all guns illegal. But I'd accept semi-automatics (assault weapons), large ammo clips and hand guns being illegal. Until that day comes, and it will come, I want real background checks for ALL purchases and a paper trail of purchase documentation for all guns and a national database of purchases and ownership.
Well, I doubt you will see handguns becoming illegal. You can background check and paper trail until the wolves howl at the moon but none of that would have stopped the tragedy that happened last week. When someone is he11-bent on killing others and then offing themselves, they couldn't care less if the police know who's gun it was. You see, criminals will always find a way. On the other hand, perhaps if the principal (at least) had been armed, the outcome may have been very different.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118338 Dec 18, 2012
Say the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
That's .003 PERCENT of the population. More people die from diarrhea, but that doesn't make for good cable news or hand-wringing Socialist policy- making.
Just a few more facts, StT,
89 Americans killed by automobiles every day.
40 of those 89 Americans were killed by automobiles where alcohol was involved.
205 Americans killed by alcohol abuse every day.
1214 Americans killed by tobacco use every day. 134 of those Americans were not smokers but were killed by second hand smoke.
2150 unborn Americans killed every day for convenience.

These figures far exceed the deaths caused by guns yet the libs don't want to talk about these.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118339 Dec 18, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I doubt you will see handguns becoming illegal. You can background check and paper trail until the wolves howl at the moon but none of that would have stopped the tragedy that happened last week. When someone is he11-bent on killing others and then offing themselves, they couldn't care less if the police know who's gun it was. You see, criminals will always find a way. On the other hand, perhaps if the principal (at least) had been armed, the outcome may have been very different.
Please, don't be intentionally obtuse. No one believes, nor is anyone saying, that stricter and more restrictive laws will stop all violence. But it will surely lower the incidence. Otherwise, all you're doing is stooging for the gun manufacturers. More violence in the form of arming more people is stupid.

Besides, people will eventually decide that the carnage is not worth the "fun" of guns. Why should innocent people be required to die so that you can shoot squirrels or little paper targets?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118340 Dec 18, 2012
Say the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
That's .003 PERCENT of the population. More people die from diarrhea, but that doesn't make for good cable news or hand-wringing Socialist policy- making.
So you want to equate death and injuries to a disease. On this we can agree. Guns, like diarrhea are a disease, in America. All so the small, insecure American male can feel potent and powerful.

A disease. I think you're right.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118341 Dec 18, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a few more facts, StT,
89 Americans killed by automobiles every day.
40 of those 89 Americans were killed by automobiles where alcohol was involved.
205 Americans killed by alcohol abuse every day.
1214 Americans killed by tobacco use every day. 134 of those Americans were not smokers but were killed by second hand smoke.
2150 unborn Americans killed every day for convenience.
These figures far exceed the deaths caused by guns yet the libs don't want to talk about these.
How do you equate driving a car, a necessity in America, with a recreational "sport"? Get real, will ya?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118342 Dec 18, 2012
True or false?

For most of US history, Americans had broad gun rights.

That's false. Until recently, individual gun rights were severely restricted with NRA support.

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