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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Steyn on Europe's weakness

John Keegan, the great military historian, said that a nation without a military is in a sense no longer a nation. One of the few remaining serious second-tier powers is now joining their ranks: Under the "Conservative" premiership of David Cameron, a nation that within living memory governed a fifth of the earth's surface and a quarter of its population and provided what global order there was for much of the rest will have a military incapable of independent force projection. Were the Argies to seize the Falklands today, Her Majesty's Government would have to content itself with going to the U.N. and getting a strong resolution. Were the toppling of Saddam to be attempted today, Britain would be incapable of reprising the role it played eight years ago of holding down the lower third of Iraq all but singlehanded while the Yanks pressed on to Baghdad.

But beyond that, in a more general sense, nations that abandon their militaries tend also to abandon their national interests: Increasingly, instead of policies, they have attitudes. "Global warming" "saving" the planet is the perfect preoccupation for the ever-more-refined sensibilities of the post-national nation.

While Europe slept in & slept around, new powers emerged. China and India, on course to be the world's top 2 economies within a couple of decades, both act as more or less conventional nation-states. So too do Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and many lesser players. We live on a planet in which the wealthiest societies in history, from Norway to New Zealand, are incapable of defending their own borders while basket cases like North Korea and Pakistan have gone nuclear, and Sudan and Somalia are anxious to follow.

Whatever supple lies it may tell itself, a rich nation that cannot bother keeping up an army is retreating not only from imperialism & conquest but also from greatness. Continentals enjoy more paid leisure time than anybody else, yet they produce less and less great art, music, literature. A land of universal welfare invariably universalizes mediocrity.

Whether Greece defaults or gets bailed out one mo' time doesn't really matter: It's insolvent & there isn't enough money in Germany to obscure that fact indefinitely. The longer "political reality" tries to dodge real reality, the bloodier the eventual reacquaintance will be. Europeans are going to have to relearn impulses 3 generations of Continentals have learned to regard as hopelessly vulgar. Can they do that? A land of 30-year-old students and 50-year-old retirees has so thoroughly diverted the great stream of life that it barely comprehends what's at stake. "Europe" as a geopolitical rather than geographical concept has been for half a century the most conventional of conventional wisdom. Those, like Britain's Euroskeptics, who dissented from it were derided as "swivel-eyed" "loony tunes." The loons were right, and the smart set the political class, the universities, the BBC, Le Monde were wrong. "Europe" was a blueprint for sclerosis and decline, and then a sudden, devastating fall. As the "loony tunes" could have told them, it ends with, "That's all, folks."

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You just made that up, liar!!
Prove it, for once.
All you do is post unsupported bullshit.
The legislation died in the House, dummy. The Republiclown House.
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Why do you cry when I ask people to prove things?
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Thank you.
You're welcome (that was truly an insightful one!)

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I see another deranged 'liberal with a gun' is on the rampage in LA, true to form.
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Quite a romance here last evening!!
Emaam and Ignorant Majority, a match made in Hades!!
HAHAHAHA
Get real, I'm already married DUHmmy.

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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You can't tell the truth to save your life, right?
Are you goading me, sir?

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John Brennan will NOT agree that waterboarding is torture, no matter how hard Carl Levin wants him to.
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I'm on board...They can't put us all in jail, right?
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Time for you two mutts to get a room!!
HAHAHAHA
Funny how the truly clueless manage to find each other!!
"This isn't a dating site" it's a nothing but cheezey wit duh WHINE site-fleabrain.

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Is UAE now the 51st state?
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WHY DOES OBAMA LOOK LIKE PRESIDENT BUSH IN THE CSPAN VIDEO WITH Dr. CARSON OBAMA IS LOOKING MORE LIKE HIS COUSIN AS THE DAYS GO BY

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You can post all the Wikipedia opinion (not fact) that you want, but it doesn't change the fact the the American left presently sides with those who are dedicated to killing all Jews.
that is fact which is why I posted it, but it doesnt fit you agenda
and the Right doesnt want anyone to realize that their views are common with the Nazi's and the Fascist just like the Left doesnt like the Idea that their views are more in common with Lenin's veiws.

Why Do Most American Jews Vote Democrat?
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Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Why do rightwingers hate slippers? What do you hop out of bed and throw on a pair of army boots and your camo outfit, ready to greet the day? Sure I have a pair of slippers, some days I wear em some days I do not. Rightwingers are retarded.
That reminds me of another storweetime storwee lol
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<quoted text>Dunno where Smith and Flynn might be going, I suppose of they let Vick go then they might bring in one or the other in Philly to fight for the job, I think Flynn has the better upside, I was never sold on Smith and apparently neither was Harbaugh. I am starting to agree on Schaub, he's had plenty of chances to shine but can't seem to get it done. I expect the Giants will be better next year along with the Saints, Payton is one of the best coaches out there. I think Washington sinks back to the bottom with RG3 out for an extended time and the Cowboys will never win with Romo. I don't follow college as much, try and see most of the Rutgers games though. Am disappointed with the lack of good bowl games all day long on New Year's Day, that was a great tradition.
Vick is perfect for Philadelphia, typical of the city and its moral character.
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John Galt wrote:
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The better students take algebra in 7th or 8th grade, not in high school. But remedial algebra may be taught in high school.
Ah fond memories ...of Cruel and unusual punishment :-).

Storwee time number two...a gaggle of jr highers, a locked classroom door..and a shiny headed algebra teacher who met the drippings of a water balloon above it one day...
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>WTF is that? NG is cheap presently because it's become plentiful, that doesn't mean that the future won't include wind, solar and wave technology. And one more time the costs for electricity varies by region of the nation and then region of the globe. It ain't all about yours or Flack's self centered azzes pal, there are people in faraway places that can no longer afford electricity generated by fossil fuels__and you don't have to look very far.
Everybody thinks wind energy is "free', but that is far from the truth. And wind and/or solar power always requires backup fossil or nuclear capacity. Unless you don't mind the lights going out.
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Is pr going to be a real state? If so we should call it bendeholand. If not the deal is off the table
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that is fact which is why I posted it, but it doesnt fit you agenda
and the Right doesnt want anyone to realize that their views are common with the Nazi's and the Fascist just like the Left doesnt like the Idea that their views are more in common with Lenin's veiws.
Why Do Most American Jews Vote Democrat?
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http://www.policymic.com/debates/5183#comment...
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Actually, that scent is the exhaust from the old truck used to deliver the mail out to you hill billies.
Nope-actually it's mule muscle oil rub!

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<quoted text>Dunno where Smith and Flynn might be going, I suppose of they let Vick go then they might bring in one or the other in Philly to fight for the job, I think Flynn has the better upside, I was never sold on Smith and apparently neither was Harbaugh. I am starting to agree on Schaub, he's had plenty of chances to shine but can't seem to get it done. I expect the Giants will be better next year along with the Saints, Payton is one of the best coaches out there. I think Washington sinks back to the bottom with RG3 out for an extended time and the Cowboys will never win with Romo. I don't follow college as much, try and see most of the Rutgers games though. Am disappointed with the lack of good bowl games all day long on New Year's Day, that was a great tradition.
Scarlet Knights. From time to time they put some really good talent on the field.
I think Smith is better than more than half the other quarterbacks around, but it's obvious he wasn't the best in SF. Shaub was riding high until he got exposed in that Monday night game in NE. Since, it looked like the whole team realized it and it had an impact on their motivation.
I agree completely on RG3. We'll see if he can change his style. Redskins need to get some skill-player talent, though.
Romo will always be mediocre.
I look for Andrew Luck to post some impressive wins next year.
Philly... I just don't know what to say. I've always liked them. The Vet was its own municipal judicial district. You just gotta love a fan base as crazy as them.
I'm looking forward to watching the SF-SEA games next year. I don't see another intra-division rivalry as close as that.
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