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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John Galt

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<quoted text>The USPS was on track to make a small profit in 2006 which turns out to have been a banner year for most industries__but sht happens eh? Snail mail displaced by e-mail and more importantly junque mail going online too__Chico's catalogs for instance and many others which were huge USPS customers and just disappeared after learning that print was no longer the best way to reach select customers.
Was the USPS supposed to show profits or satisfy stockholders?
It surely contributed to the US leading the world in matters of trust and commerce__didn't it???
Times change Virtually all utility bills and credit card bills are paperless and paid on-line. These were once the bulk of first-class mail.

Time to stick a fork in the USPS, an expensive anachronism. Can't think of a single thing that comes by mail that is not available electronically or by private delivery services.

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John Galt wrote:
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The end of the Bush Administration saw a normal cyclical recession compounded by the housing bubble, hardly a "ruining" of the economy.
What is your excuse when you beat your wife?
You seem to have forgotten Bush's speech;

""The Hanke-Panke Bailout fight has descended into partisan chaos. President George W. Bush, moreover, is now officially wigged out. The NYT:

“If money isn’t loosened up, this sucker could go down,” President Bush declared Thursday as he watched the $700 billion bailout package fall apart before his eyes, according to one person in the room.

This next detail is so shocking we had to read it twice:

[The bailout discussions] dissolved into a verbal brawl in the Cabinet Room of the White House, urgent warnings from the president and pleas from a Treasury secretary who knelt before the House speaker and appealed for her support...

In the Roosevelt Room after the session, the Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., literally bent down on one knee as he pleaded with Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, not to “blow it up” by withdrawing her party’s support for the package over what Ms. Pelosi derided as a Republican betrayal.

“I didn’t know you were Catholic,” Ms. Pelosi said, a wry reference to Mr. Paulson’s kneeling, according to someone who observed the exchange. She went on:“It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans.”

Mr. Paulson sighed.“I know. I know.”

We gather that Paulson performed this gesture lightheartedly, which is a relief. But still...it shows how strongly he feels about it.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/9/bush-on...

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Earth to Nobraina;

Lehman Bros. failed. They'd been in business since 1950.

Merrill Lynch failed.

AIG, B of A, Citigroup, Bear Sterns, only survived due to massive Government aid.

And Nobraina comes here spinning his lies.

The evidence and history of 2008 tells us another story.

Your story tells us you're full of shit!!

Nothing new there.

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Lehman was in business since 1850.

Merrill Lynch since 1915.
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That's what I said to begin with.
But nobody will pick up the entire company or many of the current employees.
The older employees in particular have little future and probably would have been better off to swallow a pay cut until retirement.
It wouldn't have mattered, the company was in the shtter either way, the failure had zero to do with the union workers or the others__the ownership failed. Have a twinkie and get over it.

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Lord Fetch wrote:
nacy pelosi brought a biill to the floor to end tax breaks for companies that outsourced jobs and the republicans voted it down
face it f*cktards...you and your team are traitors to the united states. you don't have to like it...but you cannot deny it...g'head...try
Hey dick you don’t have to buy from those companies that outsource.

OH WAIT A MINUTE THAT MEANS YOU CAN’T BUY A CAR FROM THE BIG THREE!

HEY WAIT A MINUTE DIDN’T WE LEND THEM MONEY?

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John Galt wrote:
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Your statement about Chinese coal-fired plants is laughably incorrect.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world/asia/...

“I'm here with bells on.”

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The only way to preserve our natural resources is not to steal peoples money, and great enough resources and a good economy in the first place, not to great this nonsense saying, "stop eating too much salmon".
Unless you want to consider your bowel movements as a 'resource', humans don't create natural resources. We just consume them, at a higher rate than any other creature on the planet.

Try again?
OBAMA the GENIUS

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No, it's not safe. I'm a Libertarian. Thanks for confirming you were confused. I thought you were a Democrat based on that. Your inability to stay focused was a dead giveaway.
Of course, you have a right to your opinion. Did I say you didn't?
Hey creep!

I read your garbage on here.

Go here: republicansslurpmyazzzzzz.kkk

And for all you angry red faced old white Republicans:
Happy Friday! F U OK?

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In the case of the USPS, the company is government postal workers.
What are you trying to say? You're not making any sense, so is it safe to say you are a Democrat?
The USPS is something authorized by the US Constitution!!

You're not making any sense, is it safe to call you a Moonbat??

A lying weasel of a Moonbat!!
John Galt

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Chernobyl, Three Mile Island??
Burning firewood does not release sulfur or mercury.
Chernobyl was a disaster because the Soviets did not provide containment structures for their reactors, something never even considered in the US.

Three Mile Island was contained completely and was not a disaster....except financially.

Burning firewood emits particulates and volatile organics.

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In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household.
Here are some stats on the city to city breakdown of single parent families in the Black community from 2009.
Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes.
Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries.
“When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life,” said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.“That sense is not as prevalent.”
Single parents in the U.S. were more likely to be employed — 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average — but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found.
“The in-work poverty is higher in the U.S. than other OECD countries, because at the bottom end of the labor market, earnings are very low,” said Willem Adema, a senior economist in the group’s social policy division.“For parents, the risk is higher because they have to make expenditures on childcare costs.”
Tell us about Romania, comrade!!

BTW, the election is over. Your side lost.

Now you've got ODD!!
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Times change Virtually all utility bills and credit card bills are paperless and paid on-line. These were once the bulk of first-class mail.
Time to stick a fork in the USPS, an expensive anachronism. Can't think of a single thing that comes by mail that is not available electronically or by private delivery services.
USPS just fills up my mailbox with nothing but junk.

Keeping them alive just keeps the government sucking sound going.

They make peanuts though so I'm not sure why it's so expensive to run that agency. I know an older fellow who was a carrier that just retired after working since 1969 and he was only making 56K.
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John Galt wrote:
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Times change Virtually all utility bills and credit card bills are paperless and paid on-line. These were once the bulk of first-class mail.
Time to stick a fork in the USPS, an expensive anachronism. Can't think of a single thing that comes by mail that is not available electronically or by private delivery services.
That post shows the extent of your stupidity. Don't even bother trying to tidy that post up.
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Hostess RIP?

Fox will blame Obama and the evil unions!

Look for Warmart knockoff like 'Snowballs'

Sniff sniff... You can be assured the hostess CEO will scamper off with millions.

PrivCo, a company that researches privately-held firms, estimates that at the end of 2011, Hostess had $40.3 million in cash and $1.43 billion in liabilities, including $303 million in debt that came due this year. PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh calls these figures a “recipe for a disaster in the making.”

Hamadeh says the company’s “onerous union contracts and its massively unfunded pension obligations” are a big part of the problem.“As of January 2012, Hostess’ pension fund was approximately $2 billion underfunded,”.

Hostess is trying to shed some of these obligations via bankruptcy proceedings, but management is finding out that unionized rank-and-file workers aren’t on board with these concessions and want the company to uphold its collective bargaining agreements made in better times.

The rising cost of ingredients like flour and sugar also put a squeeze on Hostess’s bottom line.
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Hey dick you don’t have to buy from those companies that outsource.
OH WAIT A MINUTE THAT MEANS YOU CAN’T BUY A CAR FROM THE BIG THREE!
HEY WAIT A MINUTE DIDN’T WE LEND THEM MONEY?
so you are in favor of outsourcing? good for you...you've got a real future in the destruction of the country...yep...republic*nt alright
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Yep.
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks. They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
Remember Jeebus? First Responder to this entire disgusting thread? Turns out The Republicans set up the whole Fiscal Cliff thingie (Jeebus quoted thusly "they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized") and now are trying to wiggle out of their own petard.
The Republicans managed to re-elect this black president. Period.
That is, thanx to their incredibly painful-to-watch missteps and general obstructionist bullshit.
Turns out people DO care, not because they wanted a black president. Period. So what do they care about?
The black president. Period. who got RE-elected as the most viable candidate, running on his own record/performance since 2008. To quote Paul Harvey - "And that's the rest of the story."
Hey Jeebus, how's that Period thing workin' out fer ya?
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somebody's dog didn't lick his master's balls today
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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Unless you want to consider your bowel movements as a 'resource', humans don't create natural resources. We just consume them, at a higher rate than any other creature on the planet.
Try again?
orange lion? is that what happens when a vegan tiger gets beaten down?

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One for all all for one wrote:
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Since Republicans wouldn't care where my next meal came from or helping out an unwanted child, why should they care what I do with my body? The truth is, they don't really give a damn about abortion. It's a political tool, and that's all. Republicans act is if they really care about abortion, yet would deny that child funding because it's considered socialism and an insult to their tight wallets. I'm not advocating abortion or saying that it's right or wrong. Although I would personally find it difficult to have an abortion, I'm merely pointing out that it should be my right, if I choose to do so.
Careful there, lady - you're using logic and facts, and applying personal responsibility to a personal situation. Peppy only understands emotional appeal, religious fervor, and obtaining control over others' personal decisions.

Oh, and candy dispensers. Can't forget those.

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Hostess RIP?
Fox will blame Obama and the evil unions!
Look for Warmart knockoff like 'Snowballs'
Sniff sniff... You can be assured the hostess CEO will scamper off with millions.
PrivCo, a company that researches privately-held firms, estimates that at the end of 2011, Hostess had $40.3 million in cash and $1.43 billion in liabilities, including $303 million in debt that came due this year. PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh calls these figures a “recipe for a disaster in the making.”
Hamadeh says the company’s “onerous union contracts and its massively unfunded pension obligations” are a big part of the problem.“As of January 2012, Hostess’ pension fund was approximately $2 billion underfunded,”.
Hostess is trying to shed some of these obligations via bankruptcy proceedings, but management is finding out that unionized rank-and-file workers aren’t on board with these concessions and want the company to uphold its collective bargaining agreements made in better times.
The rising cost of ingredients like flour and sugar also put a squeeze on Hostess’s bottom line.
victims of vulture capitalism and horrible business sense....and an informed former customer base

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