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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Homer 2016

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BTW, there's just too much money in the war on drugs for it to ever stop.
Bingo! Ha! All I needed was the 7!
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So now middle-aged, overweight, white guys, hooked on Viagra®, decide which names are appropriate?
No, not at all, but we sure can decide the character of the people that we hire.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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If Selecia hates white supremacy and bigotry; that is admirable. I am totally with her. What is divisive about not tolerating racism?
Why are you carrying water for the KKK?
Gunners moving to Arizona!
lily loves the race card
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NO CHANGE NO TRUTH STILL THE SAME John Williams ( shadowstats.com ) says that distortions in seasonal factor adjustments overstate monthly payroll employment by about 100,000 jobs. The jobs data that is not seasonally adjusted shows about 1.5 million fewer jobs in the economy.

In a recent communication, statistician John Williams ( shadowstats.com ) reports that the rigged official annual rate of consumer inflation (CPI) of 1.6% is in fact, as measured by the official US government methodology of 1990, 9.2%. In other words, the rate of inflation is 5.75 times greater than the reported rate. If Williams is correct, the interest rate on bonds is extremely negative.

Over the years the measure of inflation has been altered in two ways. One is the introduction of substitution for what formerly was a constant weighted basket of goods. In the former measure, if a price of an item in the basket (index) rose, the CPI rose by the weight of that item in the basket.

In the substitution-based measure, if a price of an item in the basket goes up, the item is removed from the basket, and a cheaper item is put in its place. For example, if theprice of New York strip steak rises, the new CPI will substitute the price of a cheaper cut.

In this new measure, inflation is held down by measuring not a fixed standard of living but a declining standard of living.

The other adjustment used to restrain the measure of inflation is to re-classify many price rises as “quality improvements.” Price rises declared to be quality improvements

do not translate into a higher measure of inflation. In other words, if a product rises in price, the price increase or some portion of it can be assigned to improved quality, not to a rise in component or energy costs. As the incentive is to hold down the inflation measure in order to save money for the government on Social Security cost-of-living-adjustments, quality improvements are over-estimated.

Consumers have to pay the higher prices, and as incomes, except for the 1 percent, are not growing, higher product prices, regardless of whether they are or are not quality improvements, mean a lower standard of living for the 99 percent.

The understated new measure of inflation allows the government to show real GDP growth and thus the end of the December 2007 recession, and it allows the government to show in the latest report real retail sales again matching the pre-recession level. However, when measured correctly, as by statistician John Williams, the true picture of retail sales shows a steep decline from 2007 through 2009 and bottom bouncing since.

POPULAR POLITICIANS HIDE THE TRUTH BETTER
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Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I guess he doesn't deal with Chinese, Japanese, Indians, other other Asians, etc., they only have lot's of John Smiths and Bill Wentworths and an occasional Sally at his office. Buncha boring old white folks counting gold and waiting to die.
Most Asians take on another name, first name usually. When I speak to ATT help desk in India; their names are always something like Victor or Susan!!! Not that it's any easier to understand them, they could just as well say, hello, this is Padma or Siddhartha,
wouldn't really matter anyway, would it?
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Like you, now gfy
lily loves the foul language card
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The GOP’s “McCain Phase”
It’s useful in some ways to think of the Iraq war as the Republicans’ Vietnam. While both wars had bipartisan support at the beginning, Republican leaders wanted to be identified with the Iraq war and took full ownership of it in 2005-06 when even most Democratic hawks were realizing that it had gone horribly wrong. What has been remarkable about Republican reactions to Iraq at the national political and policy level is that the party has never had its “McGovern phase.” Hagel might have conceivably filled the role of an original war supporter leading his party in opposition to it, but he didn’t run and he wouldn’t have won the nomination if he had. If there had been such a phase, the 2008 and 2012 Republican presidential fields would have included more than one or two antiwar candidates, and the antiwar candidates would have won a much larger share of the vote. Indeed, one would expect an Iraq war opponent to have emerged as the winner of at least one of the last two nominating contests. The fact that it is still difficult (but not impossible) to imagine an opponent of the Iraq war winning the Republican nomination in 2016 suggests that the GOP is experiencing something much worse than a “McGovern phase.”
For lack of a better description, we might refer to the GOP’s current predicament as its McCain phase. Like McCain, most Republican politicians and foreign policy professionals still seem to be convinced that the Iraq war was worth fighting, that the “surge” was a brilliant success that redeemed and “won” the war, and that reflexive hawkishness is and should remain a major part of what it means to be Republican. Like McCain, most Republicans apparently still want to position themselves as the more aggressive, more hawkish alternative to whatever Obama does, and they continue to frame foreign policy issues in conventional terms of resolve vs. appeasement, strength vs. decline, and “leadership” vs. retreat. On most issues, McCain isn’t trusted or liked inside his party, but on the issues where he has been most disastrously wrong he still is. One might have thought that McCain’s influence on his party’s foreign policy thinking would have collapsed or at least gone into severe decline after his loss in 2008, but that hasn’t happened. Romney felt compelled to mimic McCain’s belligerence, and except for Rand Paul there are hardly any national Republicans that appear to be interested in rethinking the party’s foreign policy views. It’s possible that a fourth electoral defeat in 2016 would snap Republicans out of this phase, but if that’s the case it is strange the the second and third defeats had so little effect.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
John McCain is ancient history and no longer has any voice in the party. McCain should gracefully finish his current term and move to a well-earned retirement. Galt wishes McCain all the best.
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Yes, marijuana has been shown to lower ones IQ. it's been talked about here before. Homer been hitting the bong this morning?
Ok ok, get off my back already. No, I don't smoke.
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If you ever had to work with someone who regularly showed up for work stoned, you might feel a little different.
That's why lily isn't self-employed.
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Who named their baby "newt"? if you want to get down to it, Herman is a worse name than Newton.
Newton Leroy Gingrich!!
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Most Asians take on another name, first name usually. When I speak to ATT help desk in India; their names are always something like Victor or Susan!!! Not that it's any easier to understand them, they could just as well say, hello, this is Padma or Siddhartha,
wouldn't really matter anyway, would it?
When they say "Hello, this is Scott." I usually say, "no it isn't but can you help me?"
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<quoted text>Good piece.
Today, a massive explosion near the green zone in central Baghdad has killed 21 and counting, the fkrs are killing themselves faster than we were killing them__what's up with that?
Who got the oil?
And McCain thinks we should be knee deep in Syria.
McCain is a war monger along with Lindsey Graham. Who got the oil?
The Chinese, and not one bullet was shot and not one Chinese soldier deployed.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! Galt is a realist on this topic, I tend to agree. Not that I agree in judging a person by his name, but why make it harder on your child to get along in the world?
On the other hand, consider this: Would Galt change his name to Mohammed if he moved to Egypt? Would he be discriminated against because his name is Galt?
This is an American thing; if a name is a little different, they start freaking out about it.
"A little different" is OK, but black names are becoming progressively more ridiculous.

"Marquis" was OK. "DaQuan" is not.
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If Selecia hates white supremacy and bigotry; that is admirable. I am totally with her. What is divisive about not tolerating racism?
Why are you carrying water for the KKK?
Gunners moving to Arizona!
Listen carefully silly, lily. If that was the case, then I would be praising her.

Why you feel the need to lie is beyond me. It must be your ineptitude or juvenile traits. Either way, Selecia is not here to stop bigotry. In fact you on the left are the intolerant ones and bigots. Ask Celica or whatever her weird name is how she feels about religious people. I'm not religious, but you nutjobs on the left are militant and worse than any Jahova I've ever met.

Stop lying lily.

Celica is a hater, plain & simple. I believe her motto even has the word "revenge"
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If you ever had to work with someone who regularly showed up for work stoned, you might feel a little different.
So no one including yourself drinks alcohol in your office? And if so do you all usually come to work drunk?
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lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> lily loves the foul language card
Your obsession with Lily is psychotic. I was going to say borders on psychotic but then I would have been incorrect.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I totally disagree; I think the victims have the right to sue and hurt the church in the pocket to the degree that they will clean up their systemic coverup for pedophiles.
The Sandusky debacle has cost Penn State over $40 million already.
I don't believe that no one knew about this monster, especially the coach.
The so-called victims and their parents are enablers who should not profit from hiding a problem that allowed the priests to victimize others.

Current victims OK, but not those from 30 years ago.

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BTW, there's just too much money in the war on drugs for it to ever stop.
Don't forget the power it gives the police state over people's lives.
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lily waxman raton fl wrote:
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GFY phuckface
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John McCain is ancient history and no longer has any voice in the party. McCain should gracefully finish his current term and move to a well-earned retirement. Galt wishes McCain all the best.

as long as he takes the election losing GOP foreign policies with him?

sounds like a plan says Mitt Romney.

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