Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236498 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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#870648 Mar 8, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I posted a link for one with 720p camera that you control with your smart phone for $299.00.
Cheap UAV's are not exactly what Rand Paul spent 13 hrs humming about. Speaking of humming did you check out the nifti little Humminigbird UAV?

You also linked an inexpensive 3D printer that would be a lot of fun for little kids to do crafting with. Matter of fact there was an accompanying piece about an autistic girl who has become social through using one.

The Orlando Police Department just purchased 2 drones equipped with video cams that can stay aloft for 11 minutes at up to 300 feet at a cost of $25,000 per. The use of such drones is already regulated by the FAA.

Never the less, you already know that some cop somewhere is going to fk up an airliner, helicopter or something else expensive with one of these things.

BTW the US hunter killer drones have payload capabilities of nearly a ton and currently cost in the neighborhood of $10 million each
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870649 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Fact: Insurance companies determine what is covered & what is not. Not the patient or doctor.
With single payer, these decisions are made by panels of doctors & administrators. In insurance companies, these decision are made by those who get bonuses for turning down claims.
Dumbass Dave has a point.

Insurance companies DO determine "what is covered and what is not."

All of this is spelled out up front, in writing, in the insurance contract. Medicare is exactly the same.

Any intelligent patient can read the contract and understand what is covered. Claims are generally turned down only because they are not covered by the policy.
NuculurNutcase

Pompano Beach, FL

#870650 Mar 8, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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says the threads chief troll/liar and id stealing wingnut...
I, Not Surprized, wrote;
#56396
Did you graduate from an Ivy League in 3.5 years with a double major with a level of distinction far above others? I doubt it! Did you turn down a White House internship.
#56397
Do you own a penthouse in Manhatten lib overlooking CP? I think you and I are very different people.
http://www.topix.com/for um/nyc/T50ESIT30OD77D4FO/p2621

I live in a large house with a lot of rooms and computers and also have redundant communication providers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/berwyn-il/T50 ...

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You are sooo funny liberal.
I'm not "better" than you biologically, but I don't think you sent your kids to prep schools and Ivy League schools like I have. I do not have any failures. I am educated.
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai ...

I live in a large house with a lot of rooms and computers and also have redundant communication providers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/berwyn-il/T50 ...
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai ...
I'm a mut. Sweedish, Scot, English, Irish, Dutch, French - great grandparents moved to the U.S.Would you like to borrown my Mercedes. Well, now I have three brand new cars. If I told you what I bought for my personal driver, you wouldn't believe it.
I'll post from the Caribbean to you lib. As you know, I just came home from the U.K.
I have a job. I can retire now but I have a good job lib - and a pertfolio you would not comprehend garbage man. Sorry lib.
I'll try to post to you from the Caribean next week.
Cheers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai ...

Hats off to theese great company's.

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Here's how rediculous you are.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/S/2013SB-00122 ...
Of course, a Democrat proposed this.
Idiot.

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What a rediculous thing to say. You obviously are deficient in this area.
I also wrote:
another rediculous assert by a clueless moron:
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Not Surprized!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870651 Mar 8, 2013
Hey stoopid, you want to compare it to the salaries, benefits, and deferred pensions of the Health Care Corporations??

You ask people to prove something, when you post nothing but lies that you can't find anything to support with??

We know why you don't use links Nobraina. No links to match your insanity and habitual lies and racism.

""Medicare Has Controlled Costs Better Than Private Insurance
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According to CMS, for common benefits, Medicare spending rose by an average of 4.3 percent each year between 1997 and 2009, while private insurance premiums grew at a rate of 6.5 percent per year.

According to a calculation by the National Academy for Social Insurance, if spending on Medicare rose at the same rate as private insurance premiums during that period, Medicare would have cost an additional $114 billion (or 31.7 percent).

The CBO explicitly stated that its data on relative cost growth should not be used to make the argument that Goodman and Saving make, writing that the relatively low growth rate of all health care expenditures other than Medicare and Medicaid “should not be interpreted as meaning that Medicare or Medicaid is less able to control spending than private insurers.” Goodman and Saving mistakenly suggest that the growth rate of private insurance is the same as the growth rate of all health care expenditures other than Medicare and Medicaid; however, as CBO points out, the growth rate of all health care expenditures other than Medicare and Medicaid includes not just spending by private insurers, but also government programs and out-of-pocket costs paid by the uninsured.

The CBO has predicted that the rising cost of private insurance will continue to outstrip Medicare for the next 30 years. The private insurance equivalent of Medicare would cost almost 40 percent more in 2022 for a typical 65-year old.

Medicare Has Lower Administrative Costs Than Private Plans.
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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, administrative costs in Medicare are only about 2 percent of operating expenditures. Defenders of the insurance industry estimate administrative costs as 17 percent of revenue.

Insurance industry-funded studies exclude private plans’ marketing costs and profits from their calculation of administrative costs. Even so, Medicare’s overhead is dramatically lower.
Medicare administrative cost figures include the collection of Medicare taxes, fraud and abuse controls, and building costs.
So-called “competition” in the private health care market has driven costs up.
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In most local markets, providers have monopoly power. Consequently, private insurers lack the bargaining power to contain prices.
In most areas, two or three dominant insurers dominate the regional market, limit competition and make it extremely difficult if not impossible for new insurers to enter the marketplace and stimulate price competition.
Medicare Advantage, which enrolls seniors in private health plans, has failed to deliver care more efficiently than traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Both the CBO and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the commission which advises congress on Medicare’s finances, have calculated that Medicare Advantage plans covering the same care as traditional Medicare cost 12 percent more.

Karen Ignagni, who heads America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the insurance industry’s trade association, has admitted that private plans cannot bargain down provider costs and has asked Washington to intervene.

Medicare Is Publicly Accountable, Private Plans Are Not

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Keep posting right wing paranoid illusions, you old fool.

Medicare is what's keeping your putrid old cadaver alive, if being on Topix 25/7 qualifies for being alive!!.
John Galt wrote:
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Prove it.
And don't forget to include all the deferred pension costs for all the government workers, doubling the cost in the long term.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870652 Mar 8, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Lots of people call Rand Paul, Poodle, but other than that, I don't know what you're talking about.
Too bad. Your world is very narrow.

And it's Uncle Poodle, not Poodle.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870653 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Rationing based on income is still rationing.
Getting a treatment for an injury or ailment is not healthcare.
Relying on the most expensive method of providing care is not very efficient.
Getting treatment for an injury or ailment is medical care, which is all that is necessary.

"Healthcare" is a marketing tool.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#870654 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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"no one is trying to avoid taxes"; oh my effing word, take this woman to the asylum
Why do you suppose Mitt didn't reveal his tax returns? Why didn't he reveal how much he has hidden in Switzerland and the Caymans??
Why did he pay income tax to another country? Why did he pay only 13%? You're either insane or retarded.
Or in your case, heavily inebriated, and not only with Obamabotulism.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#870655 Mar 8, 2013
Johnston Vandall wrote:
Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeee! Stock market has a lot of faith in him, it's tanking. Thanks Barack! Guess they aren't too impressed.
I'm wondering what this Moron is thinking now. hmmmm

Do we still get a Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ee!?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870656 Mar 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Blacks have been voting Democrat for the past 40 years and what do they have to show for their Allegiance (Unemployment among Blacks: 13.8%) and still asking for their Stuff!! Remember Blacks are just 13% of our Population!!
Lord Obama so loves the poor that he continues to make more people poor.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870657 Mar 8, 2013
You just testified to how efficient and well run Medicare is, if they've kept your infested ass alive this long!!

Only really disturbed folks speak of themselves in the third person.

Of course, Nobraina knows he's not Galt, so he speaks thru him rather than embarass himself any further with the old name.

Either way, he's old and a troll!!
John Galt wrote:
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Galt has never had any claim or procedure denied.
Why should any "administrator" have any say?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870658 Mar 8, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>But in the meantime, subsidize them with tax loopholes for sending jobs overseas and parking their cash offshore?
There is no such thing. Just political crap that you have been fed.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870659 Mar 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Galt now posts in the third person :-)
Next will we encounter the Royal " We "
Sure beats the Obama "I", which is just about every other word.

Have a nice day, Uncle Poodle.
carol

Orlando, FL

#870660 Mar 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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"Southern Democrats largely stayed as conservative as they had always been"
Have to put off rearranging furniture a little while longer, so I can respond.

You actually enforce the ongoing argument that southerns only became predominantly republicans after blacks had moved north and west and switching parties during the Great Depression and the birth of big government precisely because southerners realized they had more in common with conservative values and fiscal responsibility than racist KKK democrats.

You might say they "evolved". Like Obama did. But over a much longer period of time. He flipped like a pancake.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870661 Mar 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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...so how is the Tea Party serving you in the GOP?
Two rape candidate for the Senate defeated.
President Obama reelected.
House Republican have a 7 per cent approval rating .
Republicans seem confused and divided...
Bible Believers on one side and
libertarian self serving egos on the other.
The Tea Party movement gave Republicans control of the House.

A few sub-par candidates have resulted, an area for needed improvement.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#870662 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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With single payer, these decisions are made by panels of doctors & administrators. In insurance companies, these decision are made by those who get bonuses for turning down claims.
RealDave what’s the need for Panels if you’re not going to be Denied Care?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870663 Mar 8, 2013
You reallly stupid enouogh to think that everyone on this thread isn't aware that you use multiple sockpuppets and screennames??

You're even dumber and more of a drunk than I thought!!

Whether it's Floriduh, Jimmy, Old Goober, or the collection of names you use from Lakeland, FL,everyone knows what a mentally damaged nitwit you are. The exact same verbiage and ignorance flows through all your sockpuppets, you're not fooling anyone.

You have no credibility.

There are several people here who destroy your lies daily, yet you keep cranking the lies out, like the crazy person you are.

Like your stories of how your wife worked her way through an Ivy League School working as a hooker. That was a fun day!!

Or how your kids were really shoe shine boys in Harvard Square!! They got an education, all right!!

You're busted, you angry old drunk!!
Waxman wrote:
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Oh, there you are idiot.
Back up your lie ablout me posting as Dem Idiot.
Easy for a genius like you (Baawwaahhh!!))
Show us a link or IP address where one can use a proxy from Lakeland, FL.
Simple. They you will have an ounce of credibility, you paranoid moron.
Later, weasel.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870664 Mar 8, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Mitt?
What about John "Hienz" Jerry docking his boat out of state to avoid taxes?
You are such as sleazbag lily!
John Kerry Saves $500,000 By Docking 76-Foot Luxury Yacht Out Of State
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/john...
How about Charlie Rengal, sleazeball lily?
WASHINGTON — House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a cloud over his four-decade political career and raising worries for fellow Democrats about the fall elections.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/29/char...
This list goes on and on, old bag.
Hypocrite!
Waxman still drunk and angry!!

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#870665 Mar 8, 2013
DOH!

Who deleted my judgeits?

It's lonely down here in Bumpass and since I can't post as Grey Ghost anymore because of too many humiliations.

Let me as for the 20,033,125th time, What has Obama done to implement gun control?

Where's my ammo?

Anyone see my judgeits?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870666 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The Tea Party movement gave Republicans control of the House.
A few sub-par candidates have resulted, an area for needed improvement.
And the Teabaggers will lose the House in 2014.

You really like the having the nutsack dipped into your mouth, don't you??

BWAHAHAHAHA

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870667 Mar 8, 2013
NuculurNutcase wrote:
<quoted text> Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
Waxman still drunk and angry!!

Still making up new names!!

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