Barack Obama, our next President

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

"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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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Can't they do that anyway?
Yes, electricity consumption is already used to catch pot farmers.

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Eman wrote:
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You're using to much electricity, think I'll raise your rate or turn off your air conditioner.
"Smart meters will also eventually enable utilities to raise and lower the price of electricity based on demand, allowing consumers to adjust their power use accordingly. So, for example, on hot summer days when power demand is high, consumers would save money by waiting until evening to run the dishwasher. If this causes them to reduce their overall usage, it should also lower their bills. Someday, smart air conditioners might be programmed to respond to these signals as well, "
Smart meters are a good thing.

Around here, businesses are offered different rates for nighttime vs daytime usage.

Smart meters will expand that to residences.

The problem is base load. If everyone does their heavy electrical usage at the same time every day, and the rest of the 24 hours are lower usage, it forces the electric utilities to have more generators online for only a few peak hours.

That's an investment that has little payback, if any.

They're trying to spread the load over 24 hours.

Pretty tricky with A/C units, esp. in summertime.

But it's a good start.
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Which insurers are being forced to provide coverage?
Individuals are being forced to purchase insurance, without the ability to decline if the price is too high.

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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I'll be as dead as dicks nuts by then, you too! Worry about sht that can actually happen during your lifetime.
So said the childless one.

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Waxman wrote:
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I'm not old like you.
You're older than Ghost, by at least a decade.

the very fact you spend so much time screaming that you're not old, merely proves the opposite!!

You're a really dumb moonbat!!
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Homer 2016 wrote:
I'd register and Gunner would show up at my front door or worse Jane Says, no thanks.
I can just see Jane trying to climb my fence!

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Homer 2016 wrote:
Reagan the Godfather(Grandfather?) of big government, big debt, deficit spending with no shot over ever balancing a budget.
Liberal(Neo Conservative) too who paraded around as a conservative too.

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John Galt wrote:
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If you judge the validity of a post by the icons, well....what can we say about you?
I never once implied that a post should be evaluated by the judge-its, quite the contrary. The point I've been making is about the character, or more correctly, lack of character of the person awarding the judge-its to himself. The obvious conclusion a thinking person can draw about the values of someone who rigs a rating system to promote themselves is that they are insecure, untrustworthy and not very intelligent. Since you dismiss all this as unimportant then apparently you share the same value system as your friend waxturd/jimmy/goober et.al. and, as I said, are blissfully ignorant of what's going on around you and equally shallow.
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Those were the days. I could actually talk directly to the Cobra and UH-B gunship guys and bring em in real close. The jets, not so much, I had to talk to the spotter in the Bronco, which is the niftiest small aircraft ever built IMO. Jets, you don't want any closer than 100 meters, 200 if they had napalm on board.
I always thought of artillery for prepping LZ's and illumination but too risky for close support. Never got to direct Puff but saw it working out once at FB Blackhawk__fkn incredible, I can't even imagine the modern versions equipped with guidance systems.
Right on, old Puff really was the magic dragon,we always counted our blessings that he was ours. I have very little knowledge of the newer version. Talk about lighting up the night. Maybe you should converse with old Eed he claims to have been a radio man. Bless you and all that served. There was no politics there. Other than what in the hell am I doing here and who in the hell sent me.

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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Uh Oh! That's going to hurt!
If you're dumb enough to smoke, you deserve to pay for it.

Why should I pay for others bad health habits??

You a smoker??
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Not at all but I do believe that debt is worse than higher taxes and since this is the people's government I believe y'all need to pay for the government you demand. Its up to me if I'm willing to stay here and pay along with you though I've never voted for any of y'all's excessive spending.
The Libertarian Party platform calls for the budget to be balanced solely through reducing spending, not through increased taxation.

Sounds like a good idea, but too bad you don't support it.
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Companies in the headlines that are killing it and getting killed in the market today.

Apple being among them.

http://money.msn.com/investing/killer-compani...

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Nuculur option wrote:
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!
Waxturd, the sockpuppet master, accuses others of the same behavior.
Whiole he creates multiple sockpuppets and uses them all at once.
There is a difference, moonbat.
Ghost uses one screenname at a time, while you use about 10 of them simultaneously!!
"Not Surprised" has kept everyone aware of the idiocy of Waxturd, holed up in Windsor, CT, with sockpuppets all over the USA.
Tell us more abourt your Ivy League education, Jimmy.
After all, you are one of Waxturd's 'children'/
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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"nutsucker" You are dense. Your comprehension skills are weak. "poop" is currently using at least 3 names as he posts on this thread, If you had a brain you would be able to figure that out.
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Sounds pretty good to me. Of course if I wanted privacy and autonomy I'd just make my own electricity. If I was a paranoid nitwit I'd just sit around whining about it.
Doode, you just posted that paranoid fantasy about the electricity guy peeping in on your "wife"
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Nuculur option wrote:
You think it's ok for them to change the rules when they can't win under the rules that have existed for 200+ years??
What it proves is that they know they can't win elections unless they gerrymander voting districts and changing the Electoral College rules.
It won't work any better than all of Rmoney's lies did.
Then there's this:
""Top Florida Republican Opposes Electoral Vote Change
Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R) doesn't agree with Republican efforts around the country to change the way electoral votes are allocated, the Miami Herald reports.
Said Weatherford: "To me, that's like saying in a football game,'We should have only three quarters, because we were winning after three quarters and the beat us in the fourth. I don't think we need to change the rules of the game, I think we need to get better."
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You don't think the Democrats wouldn't have already done this if the shoe were on the other foot?

If these states vote to change the rules, them's the breaks.

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mdbuilder wrote:
Obamacare:
If you're a 55 yr. old smoker you will be penalized $4,250 per year, on top of your health insurance premium.
"You're going to have to pass it before you can see what's in it."
"mdbuilder"
But if you are a lard ass who can not get enough fat food/drink, others will subsidize your coverage.
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I'll be as dead as dicks nuts by then, you too! Worry about sht that can actually happen during your lifetime.
Btw, that was from that right wing rag, the la times
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yes, electricity consumption is already used to catch pot farmers.
Plus the dea flies planes watching glowing houses
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If you're dumb enough to smoke, you deserve to pay for it.
Why should I pay for others bad health habits??
You a smoker??
Do you have any idea how much obesity and clogged arteries cost taxpayers?

Yet, overeating is not even close to being on the politically correct no-no list.

Neither drug abuse and alcohol-related health problems.
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Waxman wrote:
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I'm not old like you.
So you admit you lied?

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