Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459687 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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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carol

Oviedo, FL

#811465 Nov 26, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody needs to smoke. If smoking was prohibited, health care costs in America would be cut in half. Smoking is the number one cause of cancer, heart disease and stroke. 46% of lung cancer cases are caused by secondhand smoke. 60% of house fires are caused by dropped cigarettes. Thousands of endangered sea turtles eat butts thrown on our beaches and die from stomach cancer. Like the possession of deadly firearms, it's time for the Government to outlaw this filthy, deadly habit. They should render the firearms industry and tobacco industry sad relics from America's past, like Bush and Reagan. Hopefully President Obama can accomplish these goals before his third term.
Nobody should drink alcohol or abuse drugs.

Alcohol-related problems cost society more than $175 billion a year. Alcohol addiction causes thousands of deaths each year. Alcohol use by underage youths is the most frequently abused substance by young people 12 to 17 years old.

Drug and alcohol abusers are at higher risk for socially unacceptable behaviors such as becoming involved in crime, unsafe sex or self-inflicted injuries. Children and teenagers who abuse drugs and alcohol have a higher drop-out rate than non-users. Substance abuse during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, still-born births and infants with learning disabilities.

According to a 2009 report by the National Business Group on Health, up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities and 47 percent of industrial injuries are linked to alcohol use, and employees who use drugs are five times more likely to file a workers' compensation claim than workers who don't.

The PC police have decided only one vice should be demonized by creating public hysteria though. And it was pretty easy for them to do. That's what's most disturbing.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#811468 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody should drink alcohol or abuse drugs.
Alcohol-related problems cost society more than $175 billion a year. Alcohol addiction causes thousands of deaths each year. Alcohol use by underage youths is the most frequently abused substance by young people 12 to 17 years old.
Drug and alcohol abusers are at higher risk for socially unacceptable behaviors such as becoming involved in crime, unsafe sex or self-inflicted injuries. Children and teenagers who abuse drugs and alcohol have a higher drop-out rate than non-users. Substance abuse during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, still-born births and infants with learning disabilities.
According to a 2009 report by the National Business Group on Health, up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities and 47 percent of industrial injuries are linked to alcohol use, and employees who use drugs are five times more likely to file a workers' compensation claim than workers who don't.
The PC police have decided only one vice should be demonized by creating public hysteria though. And it was pretty easy for them to do. That's what's most disturbing.
WHO in the hell do you think I got through the bush years?

BOURBON!

HOW do we get through the obamma years?

MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

It helps to pass the time.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#811469 Nov 26, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that crap allowable on SNAP programs? It shouldn't be.
Now put down the babas and do something constructive for a change.
Maybe you can tell me. I'm not a believer in the gov't telling people what to drink, eat or smoke. But to deliberately turn yourself into a two fisted smoker or soda drinker just to shove it in the gov'ts. face, which Carol suggests doing, defies stupidity. Both are bad for you and to double down on either one to prove a point is moronic. Can't speak for anyone else but emphysema and morbid obesity doesn't sound like a pleasant way to go through life. But it's a choice and we all have the right to make that choice. Unfortunately there are many people in the country who ignore the truth about things that are detrimental to their health. That is their right to do so. Seat belts save lives too. Does it make sense to not wear one just to prove a point? Guess it's up to each individual to decide. I care more about taking responsibility for my own health than trying to show the gov't, who really doesn't give a shit about my health, who's boss. Anyone who can't see through the ruse of what this is really about, revenue, is an idiot. The information is out there. It's up to each individual to take what they will from it. Keep in mind tobacco and soda are both addictive substances.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#811470 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody should drink alcohol or abuse drugs.
Alcohol-related problems cost society more than $175 billion a year. Alcohol addiction causes thousands of deaths each year. Alcohol use by underage youths is the most frequently abused substance by young people 12 to 17 years old.
Drug and alcohol abusers are at higher risk for socially unacceptable behaviors such as becoming involved in crime, unsafe sex or self-inflicted injuries. Children and teenagers who abuse drugs and alcohol have a higher drop-out rate than non-users. Substance abuse during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, still-born births and infants with learning disabilities.
According to a 2009 report by the National Business Group on Health, up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities and 47 percent of industrial injuries are linked to alcohol use, and employees who use drugs are five times more likely to file a workers' compensation claim than workers who don't.
The PC police have decided only one vice should be demonized by creating public hysteria though. And it was pretty easy for them to do. That's what's most disturbing.
I can't wait to see how you react to the national legalization of marijuana.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#811471 Nov 26, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Beats being so full of rancid chit that it makes yer eyes brown.
VIVA la TEA Party!!!
CAP, CURB, B-U-D-G-E-T, Balance and live with in the your own damn means-because the world (Especially hard working class, tax paying citizens!!!!) doesn't owe you a DAMN thing.
Welcome to OUR geneRATIONAL realities!!!
GOD Bless America, our families, the troops and TERM LIMITS (dictatorship-commieTic PREVENTION) on the office of POTUS.
TEA Party sign We Came Unarmed This Time. Peaceful bunch wouldn't you say.
August 7. 2012.
Northeast Pennsylvania Spirit of 1776, a branch of the Tea Party, They sent out an e-mail blast with Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry and others, taking turns assaulting President Barack Obama, reports Think Progress. According to these self-proclaimed American Patriots, it's just for kicks and giggles. The Tea Party loves humor except not about them and their humor is violent or it's not funny. Hypocrites.
mr owl II

Montgomery, AL

#811472 Nov 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We are bringing troops home from war & you bitch about it claiming Obama is firing troops. And you have the nerve to call someone else a dumbass.
Pathetic.
you are still a dumA$$
mr owl II

Montgomery, AL

#811473 Nov 26, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning, imbecile.
I trust the election results are why you have been hiding like a pussscccee.
He's on the way out homey....
we know he's a goner...

stop schlurping on ding dongs and learn to read a calendar....
mr owl II

Montgomery, AL

#811474 Nov 26, 2012
Pres Obama, voter demographics, and idiots....

{"Russian Newspaper: Obama Was Re-Elected by "Illiterate Society"}

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/201...
mr owl II

Montgomery, AL

#811475 Nov 26, 2012
Talk a bout a war on women and their va J Js....

"They got her in the end: Mexico's fearless woman mayor who survived two drug gang assassination attempts is beaten to death and dumped by the roadside"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22385...
mr owl II

Montgomery, AL

#811476 Nov 26, 2012
Pres OBama, cleaning up a mess in the event of an election loss, and drones...

"Obama Rushed To Complete Rule Book On Assassination In Case Romney Won."

http://floppingaces.net/2012/11/25/obama-rush...

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#811477 Nov 26, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load
check for yourself.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#811479 Nov 26, 2012
UC Study Uncovers Tobacco Industry Efforts to Undermine Secondhand Smoke Link to Cardiovascular Disease

The documents show how tobacco companies funded epidemiological and biological research that was designed to support claims that there was little or no harm from secondhand smoke. The Circulation article identifies a pattern within the studies of exposure misclassification for nonsmokers that biased results against finding an effect from secondhand smoke. Study results were then used to call into question evidence linking secondhand smoke to the increased risks of cardiovascular disease.

Such studies, the authors also say, were often published in scientific journals that had industry representatives on their editorial boards. In one case cited by Tong and Glantz, the manuscript for a manuscript by RJ Reynolds' scientists was reviewed for Inhalation Toxicology by an employee of RJ Reynolds before its publication in 1998.

"The process was presented to the outside world as having peer review," noted Glantz. "The true level of the tobacco industry's involvement in such studies was rarely disclosed in an adequate manner."

Unfavorable research results also were suppressed by the tobacco industry, according to Tong and Glantz. Their report cites a 1995 industry study that found nonsmokers exposed to more than seven hours of secondhand smoke suffered statistically significant changes in blood lipids, inflammatory markers, pulmonary function tests and urinary mutagenicity, all of which can be biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. Those findings, say Tong and Glantz, appear to have been briefly revealed at a conference and only partially published elsewhere.

The pair note in their report that when tobacco-funded studies in the early 1990s demonstrated that secondhand smoke increased atherosclerosis, the industry criticized the findings and withdrew funding. Tong and Glantz also point to several industry studies that attempted to provide alternative explanations for the direct cardiovascular effects of secondhand smoke by attributing findings to an unproven "stress" response in individuals from the odor of smoke rather than its inherent toxicity.

Tong and Glantz suggest one of the key reasons why tobacco companies have hindered efforts to ban smoking in public places is to maintain corporate viability in the marketplace. They note that smoke-free workplace rules can reduce cigarette consumption among smokers by approximately three cigarettes per day, or about 30 percent.

"What the documents we reviewed show is an industry strategy that, in their own words, will continue to question the evidence about secondhand smoke as a way 'to keep controversy alive,'" said Tong. "Tobacco companies want to debate this forever because it helps challenge no-smoking policies. And since such policies diminish cigarette consumption, it obviously strikes at the heart of corporate revenue."

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2007/10/7345/uc-stud...

So some would have us believe that a government study is not a viable source, while an industry funded study is.

The thing is, every study that says that second hand smoke is not bad for you has been funded by big tobacco. Though it seems some that say the opposite were also funded by big tobacco. Imagine that.
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#811480 Nov 26, 2012
Oracles on taxes...

"Warren Buffett: Hike tax on $500K earners"

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/842...
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#811481 Nov 26, 2012
the no-one under $250K a year will see a tax hike legend...

"ObamaCare's 7 Tax Hikes On Under $250,000-A-Year Earners"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/201...
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#811482 Nov 26, 2012
Rich flourish thanks to Obama...

"Two-thirds of the wealthiest people in the U.S. added to their fortunes, boosting their average net worth by $400 million to a record $4.2 billion..."

http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#811483 Nov 26, 2012
mr owl II wrote:
Talk a bout a war on women and their va J Js....
"They got her in the end: Mexico's fearless woman mayor who survived two drug gang assassination attempts is beaten to death and dumped by the roadside"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22385...
Yep. These are the people that Obama is handing the country over to. Betcha can't wait until we have a Mexican president.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#811484 Nov 26, 2012
A must read....

Revenge of the Reality-Based Community

My life on the Republican right—and how I saw it all go wrong.

By Bruce Bartlett

"I know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one’s advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct. But in the wake of the Republican election debacle, it’s essential that conservatives undertake a clear-eyed assessment of who on their side was right and who was wrong. Those who were wrong should be purged and ignored; those who were right, especially those who inflicted maximum discomfort on movement conservatives in being right, ought to get credit for it and become regular reading for them once again.

I’m not going to beat around the bush and pretend I don’t have a vested interest here. Frankly, I think I’m at ground zero in the saga of Republicans closing their eyes to any facts or evidence that conflict with their dogma. Rather than listen to me, they threw me under a bus. To this day, I don’t think they understand that my motives were to help them avoid the permanent decline that now seems inevitable."

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

"At least a few conservatives now recognize that Republicans suffer for epistemic closure. They were genuinely shocked at Romney’s loss because they ignored every poll not produced by a right-wing pollster such as Rasmussen or approved by right-wing pundits such as the perpetually wrong Dick Morris. Living in the Fox News cocoon, most Republicans had no clue that they were losing or that their ideas were both stupid and politically unpopular."

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#811485 Nov 26, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Marion County, Indiana's most populated county, supported the Republican candidates from 1968 to 2000, before backing the Democrats in the 2004 and 2008 elections.
the state's(Indiana) Democrats tend to be somewhat more conservative than their counterparts in the rest of the country, especially on social issues.
Politics of Indiana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Indi...
That's true. It's still the bluest county in the state, except Lake County? Who did Marion County support in 2012? Bet a dollar to a doughnut it was Barack Hussein Obama?
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#811486 Nov 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
UC Study Uncovers Tobacco Industry Efforts to Undermine Secondhand Smoke Link to Cardiovascular Disease
The documents show how tobacco companies funded epidemiological and biological research that was designed to support claims that there was little or no harm from secondhand smoke. The Circulation article identifies a pattern within the studies of exposure misclassification for nonsmokers that biased results against finding an effect from secondhand smoke. Study results were then used to call into question evidence linking secondhand smoke to the increased risks of cardiovascular disease.
Such studies, the authors also say, were often published in scientific journals that had industry representatives on their editorial boards. In one case cited by Tong and Glantz, the manuscript for a manuscript by RJ Reynolds' scientists was reviewed for Inhalation Toxicology by an employee of RJ Reynolds before its publication in 1998.
"The process was presented to the outside world as having peer review," noted Glantz. "The true level of the tobacco industry's involvement in such studies was rarely disclosed in an adequate manner."
Unfavorable research results also were suppressed by the tobacco industry, according to Tong and Glantz. Their report cites a 1995 industry study that found nonsmokers exposed to more than seven hours of secondhand smoke suffered statistically significant changes in blood lipids, inflammatory markers, pulmonary function tests and urinary mutagenicity, all of which can be biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. Those findings, say Tong and Glantz, appear to have been briefly revealed at a conference and only partially published elsewhere.
The pair note in their report that when tobacco-funded studies in the early 1990s demonstrated that secondhand smoke increased atherosclerosis, the industry criticized the findings and withdrew funding. Tong and Glantz also point to several industry studies that attempted to provide alternative explanations for the direct cardiovascular effects of secondhand smoke by attributing findings to an unproven "stress" response in individuals from the odor of smoke rather than its inherent toxicity.
Tong and Glantz suggest one of the key reasons why tobacco companies have hindered efforts to ban smoking in public places is to maintain corporate viability in the marketplace. They note that smoke-free workplace rules can reduce cigarette consumption among smokers by approximately three cigarettes per day, or about 30 percent.
"What the documents we reviewed show is an industry strategy that, in their own words, will continue to question the evidence about secondhand smoke as a way 'to keep controversy alive,'" said Tong. "Tobacco companies want to debate this forever because it helps challenge no-smoking policies. And since such policies diminish cigarette consumption, it obviously strikes at the heart of corporate revenue."
http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2007/10/7345/uc-stud...
So some would have us believe that a government study is not a viable source, while an industry funded study is.
The thing is, every study that says that second hand smoke is not bad for you has been funded by big tobacco. Though it seems some that say the opposite were also funded by big tobacco. Imagine that.
"Marijuana Legalization Wins Solid Majority Support In HuffPost Poll"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/24/mari...

Since 1964 the Surgeon General has been against smoking...

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tob...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#811487 Nov 26, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
Rich flourish thanks to Obama...
"Two-thirds of the wealthiest people in the U.S. added to their fortunes, boosting their average net worth by $400 million to a record $4.2 billion..."
http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/
Then no need for them to complain about having to pay more taxes.

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