BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting Obama's citizen...

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 8, 2009, titled BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting Obama's citizen.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama 's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's ...

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“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174838 Oct 13, 2013
Pdamerica org wrote:
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Tax Time? Not for Giant Corporations
March 27, 2011 / http://tinyurl.com/66fckan
Sanders Calls for Shared Sacrifice
Sanders compiled a list of some of the 10 worst corporate income tax avoiders.
1) Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.(Source: Exxon Mobil's 2009 shareholder report filed with the SEC here.)
2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.(Source: Forbes.com here, ProPublica here and Treasury here.)
3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.(Source: Citizens for Tax Justice here and The New York Times here. Note: despite rumors to the contrary, the Times has stood by its story.)
4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.(Source: See 2009 Chevron annual report here. Note 15 on page FS-46 of this report shows a U.S. federal income tax liability of $128 million, but that it was able to defer $147 million for a U.S. federal income tax liability of $-19 million)
5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year..(Source: Paul Buchheit, professor, DePaul University, here and Citizens for Tax Justice here.)
6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.(Source: the company's 2009 annual report, pg. 112, here.)
7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.(Source: Bloomberg News here, ProPublica here, Treasury Department here.)
8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.(Source: Paul Buchheit, professor, DePaul University, here, ProPublica here, Treasury Department here.)
9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2006 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.(Sources: Profits can be found here. The deduction can be found on the company's 2010 SEC 10-K report to shareholders on 2009 finances, pg. 127, here)
10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.(Source: The New York Times here)
http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/...
Rogue, the eternal serf, applauds these income tax breaks for big multinationals. Rogue still firmly believes he will get his cut some day. Rogue is a dreamer, a birther dreamer. Some would say, masochist.
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#174839 Oct 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Which proves, again and again, that relevance and truth are not birther strong suits.
So tell me Jock, when was the last time you sent a jumbo jet back to your home town to pick up your dog and fly it to where you and the wife and kids are hanging out for a week? I'm sure a guy as smart and successful as yourself spends his summers at "the Vineyards". Maybe being from Ottawa, you go to the Riviera.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174840 Oct 13, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
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Thought I was Wojar?
Or, was Wojar me?
Not sure who Atticus is... but I could be..
Is everyone that has an education the same person to you?
I can't answer the above, but I assure you that I do tend to think that everyone in Topix that is ignorant, boorish, profanity-laced, anal obsessive and is homophobe the same person LMAO (LRS tm reg'd)
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#174841 Oct 13, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
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Nope?
Nope what?
Don't recall asking you a question. Which brings us back to READING COMPREHENSION...again.
Either multiple educators failed you, or your mother put your helmet on backwards in the mornings.
But hey... I understand.
When you can't get an edge on someone, just invent something for them to be wrong about or obsessed over.
Can you show me swinging at Bush?
Jeez... it is like Topic's special education team in here.
You, Welby, LRS, TD.... list goes on...
Hell, I'll bet we could put together a Special Olympics basketball team in this thread alone. Complete with bench warmers.
Of course nobody is smarter then a liberal. Your a legend in your own mind Scrutiny.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174842 Oct 13, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
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The only "tea Baggers", to use your disgusting and childish pejorative which highly reflects your lack of character, is my neighbors and friends that see $17 trillion in debt and the Fed printing $85 billion a month as big a threat to the future of their children as Iran getting nukes or the government telling them what healthcare they are forced to have. The hate based partisan propaganda that you spew from your mouth clarifies your lack of objectivity or concern. I hate my government and anybody else that is working to deny me my liberty and pursuit of my happiness. That includes many repub's
You wrote : "liberty and pursuit of my happiness". Was it Rogue or LRS who wrote that Liberty and pursuit of happiness were not written into the constitution and therefore not "rights"?

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#174843 Oct 13, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
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Why some posters can't comprehend the difference between agreeing with someone on a single post or issue is not the same thing as echoing every post they ever made is just another example of the stupidity of far too large a segment ....
That could be the case, if I EVER posted about that subject.

I have zero interest in it, have never even thought about it... much less discussed it with anyone here.

Would be like me calling Wojar a liar because of something you posted.

I mean, this IS birther central. It isn't like the bar was ever that high... but damn. Either this kid has some real reading issues or he has one of those Memento memories.
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#174844 Oct 13, 2013
It's been fun and entertaining this morning folks, but I have to go. I will check back in later tonight, but for now I have yard work to do and get busy organizing things for the new business venture I'm helping my wife with. Thanks again for the good times!

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#174845 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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And how many times did the loony-left complain when Bush was at his Texas ranch. Ya know he had everyone from Putin, to the King of Saudi Arabia to Prime Minister Tony Blair do official visits to The Ranch?
Its a bird...its a plane...NO!... Its Captain Tangent!

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#174846 Oct 13, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
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If you really mean that I agree with you. Irresponsible falls short of describing his actions. It's his intent that concerns me, because I have kids.
Of coarse I mean it.

Why is it so hard for you people to believe not everyone is a programmed drone for the dems or reps.

You fire at the GOP and you are a DNC propagandist.

You take a swing at Obama you are GOP fanatic.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174847 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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And how many times did the loony-left complain when Bush was at his Texas ranch. Ya know he had everyone from Putin, to the King of Saudi Arabia to Prime Minister Tony Blair do official visits to The Ranch?
Yes, the U.S's good friends, Putin,(no comment) and the King of Saudi Arabia,(the prince, I believe, but never mind) whose 16 nationals blew up 4 airplanes on 9/11, after which planeloads of Saudis got a no-fly dispensation to scoot out of the U.S. Yet , USA's closest ally, Canada, was denied an invitation to Prime Minister Chrétien to visit the Texas White House. One wonders what kind of work GWB was doing with the Prince, er, the King. Well, it was like old times, I suppose, old acquaintances, what with the Bush's family good friends and business partners, the Bin Laden family. Yup, all that work at the Texas White House. That Canadian commie Prime Minister? No way.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174848 Oct 13, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
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None taken... I paged back and now know who Atticus is.
Wojscrutticus has a ring to it...
You are correct. I am a speaker, not much of a writer. I just try to make it easy as I can to understand.
Sometimes no matter how simplistic and obvious the point...
LRS can make it like trying to teach celestial mechanics to a fish.
Not much of a writer? I beg to differ.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174850 Oct 13, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Obama scandal are too many too list. Obama hasn't served one day with out a scandal. Starting with his pledge to destroy our country. His first day in office he repeated his pledge to destroy The Constitution. The Rose garden beer summit was minor for Obama,but was more scandalous than any thing any other President has ever done while serving that office. Obama's refusal to pursue actions against Black Panthers who violated voter rights at a polling place in 2008 in Philadelphia. The Fast and Furious scandal killed thousands of people. Solyndra became the big scandal of Obama's fist tour,but was only a sample of the corruption surrounding Obama and his pay back to political donors. Members of this administration could and should serve a combined thousands of years in prison over the IRS scandal. The Benghazi scandal is actually three scandals because Americans died and dozens were injured and yet Obama refuses to account for his actions. The Obama 1st Amendment scandal is a full out attack on The Constitution, and Obama's attack of Rosen is criminal and Obama should serve years in prison just for that. Obamas support of Kathleen Sebelius' illegal activities is enough to warrant impeachment procedures. Obama's support of Pigford II has costs tax payers billions of dollars.
I repeat :

Jacques from Ottawa wrote:

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I repeat, what scandals, what lies? Broken campaign promises? Like Guantanamo? See Republicans in Congress.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#174851 Oct 13, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
If you love this country Scrutiny, you and I have a lot more in common then you think, besides jousting insults at each other. You leave me with the impression that you love being a democrat more, hence my propensity to hurl my insults back.
I much more enjoy debate than insults.

I am a constitutionalist. That puts me far out of reach of either of the dominate parties.

I don't like being lied to. And the subject I was talking about happened to be an instance where the GOP is lying to us. It doesn't make me a democrat.

Your retorts had nothing to do with what I had written and I don't appreciate being called a liar without evidence that I lied.

Do what you must to respond to the special education team thing... In your case I probably lumped you in unfairly with LRS and his bunch.

After you take that last swing I am more than willing to offer a truce... if we must use silly terms like that.

We will start over.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#174852 Oct 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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You wrtoe : "Remember, Obama arrested EIGHT Democrat Congressmen at the Immigrant rally last week!" I can't deny it, but I didn't know about it. Grateful for how and when Obama personally arrested these Congressmen,( you didn't say he had them arrested, you said he ARRESTED them) who they are, what party and a reliable source, please. Will I wait a long time, or having no proof, will turn out to be a famous "red herring" or "chain pulling"?
But there is a difference. The Democrats wanted to be arrested as it shows the "care" about the illegal immigrants and Obama wanted to help them look like they care.
Now, I am sure, some of the Republicans also want to be arrested but Obama does not want them arrested as it will bring to much attention to THEIR issues!!!.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#174853 Oct 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Yes, the U.S's good friends, Putin,(no comment) and the King of Saudi Arabia,(the prince, I believe, but never mind) whose 16 nationals blew up 4 airplanes on 9/11, after which planeloads of Saudis got a no-fly dispensation to scoot out of the U.S. Yet , USA's closest ally, Canada, was denied an invitation to Prime Minister Chrétien to visit the Texas White House. One wonders what kind of work GWB was doing with the Prince, er, the King. Well, it was like old times, I suppose, old acquaintances, what with the Bush's family good friends and business partners, the Bin Laden family. Yup, all that work at the Texas White House. That Canadian commie Prime Minister? No way.
Did they say why Bush refused to meet with your Prime Minister?
Yes, I was not happy about the Saudis being allowed to fly out of our country while everyone else had to walk.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174854 Oct 13, 2013
truman wrote:
<quoted text>That 'Obama's Shutdown' Bullsh*t aint playing too well outside the Tea Bag Echo Chamber is it?
You wont see another GOP President in the White House in your lifetime.
And I think your going to see the House scourged of Tea Party Cultists and Treasonists REAL soon.
At some point your going to have to face the fact that the Radical Right Dimwit's time has come and gone.
You cant stop History.
The Tea Party House' Political Suicide just speeded up the process.
Seems a lot of people agree with me on the shutdown. So, to your first question, you're wrong. The second is even better! When, not if, but when the truth about Obobblehead comes out the DIMs may never see another vote. And, Killary? She's done, stick a big fork in her. At some point you'll have to understand you've been had, not once but twice! History? Ah, yes...how will history remember the Obobblehead years? Easy. The worst president ever. Bar none. You do know the DIMs just turned down another resolution, don't you? LMAO! Nice stab in the dark at some BS! LMAO! Tell us spud, which of these liars is your favorite; Obobblehead, Holder, Killary, Reid, Lerner, etc., etc. But the question I never get an answer on is, "why do you support known liars"? LMAO! You're such a spud!

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#174855 Oct 13, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
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It depends on what you consider an education. Many who are educated become arrogantly dismissive of those who chose not to pay an institution for their "brand" of intellect.If education accomplishment is the marker of success, we shouldn't be 26th in the world for math and science. Another sure sign that relinquishing ourselves to the whims of government is a fools game.
There are loads of educated idiots out there.

LRS has a habit of accusing anyone who bests him of being the last person who made him look silly.

He has accused me of being just about everyone who has posted here save J.

I don't think education elevates you above anyone else. Which is why I don't call myself "doctor".

I was lucky enough not to have to pay for my education thanks to scholarships, grants and a particular physicist who all but ensured my seat at MIT.

I didn't come from a "well to do" family.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#174856 Oct 13, 2013
This is posted by an NBC affiliated station. I wonder how long will it take for the Lame Steam Media to pick it up nationally?

Rally at World War II Memorial Spills into Street
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013

Members of the Million Vet March were planning on gathering at the World War II Memorial on Sunday despite the memorial being closed due to the government shutdown, but that protest has taken a more political tone

According to a statement on the group’s website, they feel military personnel and veterans are “being used a political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis.” Organizers say they are not a political leaning group, but call the shutting down of memorials “a despicable act of cowardice.”

However, conservative political commentator Sarah Palin and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrived and spoke to the people gathered at the memorial.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Vets-...

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174857 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Heads of State Visits to Bush Ranch, Crawford, TX
A chronological list for reference
November 14-15, 2001 Russian President Vladimir Putin
April 5-7, 2002 British Prime Minister Tony Blair
April 25, 2002 Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah
August 27, 2002 Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar Bin Sultan
October 25, 2002 Chinese President Jiang Zimen
February 21-22, 2003 Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar
May 2-3, 2003 Australian Prime Minister John Howard
May 22-23, 2003 Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
July 20-21, 2003 Italian Prime Minister Silvo Berlusconi
March 5-6, 2004 Mexican President Vicente Fox
April 12, 2004 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
November 24, 2004 King Juan Carlos And Queen Sofia Of Spain had a brief lunch at the ranch
March 23, 2005 Mexican President Vicente Fox, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in a Trilateral Summit held in Waco, Texas at Baylor University then headed to the ranch for lunch
April 11, 2005 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stayed overnight at the Hilton Hotel in Waco, Texas and went to the ranch for lunch
April 25, 2005 Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah met at the ranch for lunch after receiving dignitaries at his Dallas hotel, the Gaylord Texan (now King Abdullah)
August 4, 2005 Colombian President Alvaro Uribe
Very impressive personalities, thank you.

Out of 12 visitors, 4 were Muslims. And you call Obama a Muslim and Muslim lover? Hmmmè

Other noted honest brokers : Berlusconi, Vicente Fox, Ariel Sharon, he of Sabra and Shatila; the drug empire Columbian president etc. Oh, the latter country is coming back to respectability since Obama's in power. How about that?

Yup, quite an impressive list of visitors. Much work.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#174858 Oct 13, 2013
Hummm, I wonder how long ago they planned this maintenance work? Did they do it just trying to slow up the Vet. Protest?

Five Metro Stations Closed for Track Work
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 | Updated 7:55 AM EDT

Five Metro stations will be closed for track work this weekend.

The New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood, and Minnesota Avenue stations along the Orange Line are closed. There will be free shuttle buses between the stations instead.

Red Line trains will run as much as 20 minutes apart.

Everything will reopen on Monday, but due to Columbus Day, all buses and trains will run on a Saturday schedule.

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