Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432162 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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Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#869826 Mar 7, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Oh yes! We are set on two paths. The technological path will change our lives to the very core of our existence. The way we live now will have very little resemblance to how we live now. Example: 3D Printer. We will print almost everything. Remember the replicator from Star Trek? That was a 3D Printer that printed food. Except for fresh food there will be no need for grocery stores.
The social path may look very much like 1984. Thought police. Nowhere to be alone. Big Brother watching even in your home. Technology has a double edge. It can set us free but at the same time force us into the collective.
Tricorders ( can't really call them cell phones anymore) are going to change the way we think and behave. That is already noticeable. The collective thoughts of a billion people working on a single problem will have a dramatic influence on our culture.
The world really is about to change forever faster and faster. It is up to us to decide how it changes. This is a point in time which comes about very rarely. Make sure all of you make the right choice.
I find it odd that you believe in all this technology, space travel, mining on the moon, all brought to us by scientists & engineers.

Yet scientists that tell us about man made global warming are all a bunch of liars.

It doesn't mesh.

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Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#869827 Mar 7, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The battle you are fighting with racism and bigotry is not with us, it's with yourself RealDave.
A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly political history & heart. The DNA of your democratic party is inbred with FDR hate, ignorance, and racism, RealDave.
And then we have the right whiners that defend those that post racial slurs.

You are so predictable.

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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#869828 Mar 7, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Good morning loony bin.
You are confusing popular with wisdom allowing the Justice System to work. Loons like you convict and execute people without trials, just like Obama does when killing U.S. citizens and 800 innocent civilians abroad with his drones.
I wonder why Joseph Stalin is so popular with Democrats?
:)
News of Hugo Chavez's death draw impassioned reactions as deranged liberals and Jimmy Carter Heil and Eulogize Chavez's National Socialist dictatorship legacy.

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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#869829 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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And then we have the right whiners that defend those that post racial slurs.
You are so predictable.
Today I'm no longer sad when I see the dereliction among you; instead I marvel your urban preserves, projects, ghettos the face of 100+ years of "Blue Magnet" failure, your own disuse and neglect RealDave, and try to understand, but respectably decline to act or be a democrat like you...

And.. Don't worry about walking a mile in our shoes. just try a day thinking in your own deranged and bigoted head RealDave.

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Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#869830 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Translation: You can't because my numbers & math are correct.
In your own mind, however small that may be. HAHAHA

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Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#869832 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I find it odd that you believe in all this technology, space travel, mining on the moon, all brought to us by scientists & engineers.
Yet scientists that tell us about man made global warming are all a bunch of liars.
It doesn't mesh.
Not surprising that you discount all the scientists who claim that global warming "is not" caused by man. More of your selective thinking? Or are you calling them liars?

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869833 Mar 7, 2013
carol wrote:
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I'm not talking about Al-Awlaki. He had definitely become an enemy of the United States. However, his 16-year-old son was killed in the process.
I'm talking about drones right here in our own country being targeted at "suspected" Americans.
Different airstrike. A case of mistaken identity maybe?

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Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#869834 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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And then we have the right whiners that defend those that post racial slurs.
You are so predictable.
The fools on the left see racism in every opposition to their views regardless as to whether anything racial has even been mentioned. Its part of your pathetic defense mechanism to the truth.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#869835 Mar 7, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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The fools on the left see racism in every opposition to their views regardless as to whether anything racial has even been mentioned. Its part of your pathetic defense mechanism to the truth.
Racism and hate has been inbred into the DNA of the Demokratic party for over 100+ years. No longer is racism a word, racism like born gay is a push button word for liberals.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869836 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Current corporate profits are a hollow shell in the Obama economy.
Corporations are making profits by cutting overhead (employees) to the bone, not by growing the business. Much of this is because Obama policies, mostly Obamacare, make employees unaffordable. This strategy works in the short term, but is not sustainable.
A lot of profits are coming from out of the country and staying there. A point that seems to not get much air time.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869838 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I find it odd that you believe in all this technology, space travel, mining on the moon, all brought to us by scientists & engineers.
Yet scientists that tell us about man made global warming are all a bunch of liars.
It doesn't mesh.
There is a difference between reality and fairy tales. The technology is here to do everything posted and a lot more. Speculation is just that, guessing. The world has dealt with a lot worse and will deal with a lot more. It will still be spinning around the sun long after we aren't even a memory.

Voyager I has left the solar system. It will be 80,000 years before it even gets close to another star. Mankind most likely will be extinct by then. Can you grasp that?

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869840 Mar 7, 2013
Cway wrote:
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I'll go so far as to agree Bush should never have signed it, and Obama is wrong to continue it.
Obotic administrative Benghazi: a "spontanous uprising"...AFTER the ships ported and weapons were dispersed to the AQIM branch of al qaeder....
OR aka ...PHAT crayon FAILED (no) Foreign Policy.

CNN)-- Shortly after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last September, a phone call was placed from the area.

Whoever made the call was excited. "Mabruk, Mabruk!" he repeated, meaning "Congratulations" in Arabic.

Two sources with high-level access to Western intelligence services have told CNN the call was made to a senior figure in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. There is no proof that the call was specifically about the attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but the sources say that is the assumption among those with knowledge of the call.
One of the sources says the phone call was discovered when a Western intelligence service trawled through intercepts of communications made in the wake of the attack. That source told CNN that the call was made specifically to Moktar Belmoktar, leader of an al Qaeda faction based in northern Mali...

(Cruickshank, Lister, Robertson. "Phone call links Benghazi attack to al Qaeda commander" CNNWorld. WEB.3/5/2013_
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869842 Mar 7, 2013
FAILEd (no) Foreign Policy leading to FAILED statehood anarchy...leading to MORE.....

The combination of different jihadist groups and factions, in shifting coalitions of the willing, has become a growing feature of the militant landscape, and one that makes tracking individuals and groups more difficult. Instability in North Africa -- especially in Libya and Mali -- has afforded these groups new space in which to operate.

(same article)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869844 Mar 7, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Don't ya just love Democratic Math??? LOL
Lets voter on eet--

clap round one...clap round twooo...clap round one and twooo (1+1) equals back to clap round one (1+1=1)

DemocrapTic math.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869845 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I find it odd that you believe in all this technology, space travel, mining on the moon, all brought to us by scientists & engineers.
Yet scientists that tell us about man made global warming are all a bunch of liars.
It doesn't mesh.
See: "democrapTic math" (lack of) process.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869847 Mar 7, 2013
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/07...

Has anyone explained WHY there is an "Axis of evil(e)" theory to the current admin yet?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869848 Mar 7, 2013
MORE FDA-less EPA!

Pharmacy tied to fungal meningitis outbreak files for bankruptcy
By JoNel Aleccia, Senior Writer, NBC News

The compounding pharmacy blamed for 620 infections and 39 deaths in an outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections caused by contaminated drugs filed for bankruptcy Friday, and pledged to establish a fund to compensate victims.

The New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass., faces more than 400 lawsuits from patients who received epidural steroid injections later found to be tainted with fungus linked to serious and lethal infections, records showed.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Massachusetts district bankruptcy court.

In a statement issued late Friday, the company said the goal of the bankruptcy is to provide a "greater, quicker, fairer payout" to creditors than could be achieved through "piecemeal" litigation.

NECC also announced the appointment of Keith D. Lowey as the firm's independent director and chief restructuring officer. He will supervise the restructuring and be responsible for establishing NECC's effort to create a compensation fund. NECC's bankruptcy counsel, Daniel Cohn, said that claimants and their lawyers will be "actively involved" in the compensation process, according to the statement.

"Many families across the U.S. have been impacted by this great tragedy, and it is difficult to comprehend the sense of loss so many people have experienced," Lowey said in a statement. "Everyone associated with the New England Compounding Center shares that sense of loss."

Elizabeth A. Kaveny, a lawyer who represents five clients, all in Michigan, who said they were sickened by contaminated shots, says the company's action is no guarantee of justice for the alleged victims.

"NECC gets no bonus points for establishing a 'victims' compensation fund' after victimizing hundreds of patients in our country," she said in a statement to NBC News. "It is an obvious and necessary step of a bankruptcy proceeding and all victims need to be compensated. While NECC clearly should declare bankruptcy and never be permitted to reopen its doors, we have significant questions as to why this is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, what funds are available for NECC's victims and how the victims' claims will be evaluated."

Problems with three lots of NECC steroids injected into some 14,000 people in 23 states were first detected in September. The company was shuttered in October after federal inspectors found widespread evidence of contamination throughout the pharmacy, some dating back to January.

The firm was licensed as a compounding pharmacy and was supposed to be mixing medications to order on prescription-by-prescription basis. However, investigations have shown the firm worked on a much larger scale and evaded several run-ins with the Food and Drug Administration and state regulators over the size of its operation and previous cases of contamination.

The illnesses and deaths -- which include not only fungal meningitis, but strokes, joint infections and spinal infections -- have prompted new demands to overhaul the way that compounding pharmacies are regulated in the U.S.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#869849 Mar 7, 2013
Lucky phone call alerted CDC to fungal meningitis outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC officials meet at the beginning of the outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has now killed 39 people and made more than 600 ill.
By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News

A single phone call from a North Carolina clinic gave a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigator the heads up she needed to realize that an outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has now killed 39 people and made 620 sick, was likely going to be a national emergency.

The CDC published its first account on Wednesday of how state and federal investigators have handled the outbreak, and the agency warns the trouble is still not over. The report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes how doctors, public health officials and clinic workers raced to track down patients at risk from lots of contaminated pain medication.

Dr. Rachel Smith had only been working at the CDC’s fungal diseases branch for a year and a half when the reports came in last September about a patient at a Tennessee pain clinic who had a very unusual type of meningitis, apparently caused by a fungus. Dr. April Pettit, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University who treated the patient, had notified the Tennessee Department of Health, which in turn notified CDC.

There was a chance the contamination was a local problem, perhaps from dirty needles at the one clinic.

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Nasty... Nasty stuff.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#869850 Mar 7, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Not surprising that you discount all the scientists who claim that global warming "is not" caused by man. More of your selective thinking? Or are you calling them liars?
I'm going with the majority of climatologists.

You can stick with your fossil fuel funded weathermen.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#869851 Mar 7, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There is a difference between reality and fairy tales. The technology is here to do everything posted and a lot more. Speculation is just that, guessing. The world has dealt with a lot worse and will deal with a lot more. It will still be spinning around the sun long after we aren't even a memory.
Voyager I has left the solar system. It will be 80,000 years before it even gets close to another star. Mankind most likely will be extinct by then. Can you grasp that?
We know the man has been pumping millions of tons of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere for decades.

What is insane is to think it doesn't matter.

They used to think that dumping garbage & sewage into the oceans wouldn't matter.

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