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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They're smoking it anyway, have been and always will. Marijuana should be legalized completely. End the war on drugs and stop putting people in jail for pot.
I always loved this line from the King of New York; Christopher Walkin: "People spend 250 billion a year to get high; I'm not your worst problem, I'm just a businessman"
lily she wanna be smokin along wit her drinkin
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Homer 2016 wrote:
So now middle-aged, overweight, white guys, hooked on Viagra®, decide which names are appropriate?
Imagine naming your baby "Newt"?
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HOPE-WOW-COC-TRUTH-HEMLOC wrote:
MORE OBAMA 1%ersObama’s Commerce Secretary Nominee: Billionaire “Penny” Pritzker
She’s one of America’s most powerful women. Forbes estimates she’s worth $1.85 billion.
She’s also heir to the Hyatt Hotels and Pritzker family fortune. It’s net worth exceeds $20 billion.
Her official bio calls her a “civic and business leader.” She’s PSP Capital Partners founder, chairman and CEO. She also heads Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners. Previously she was involved in other family businesses.
In February 2011, Obama appointed her to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC). General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt headed it.
He destroyed jobs at the same time. He offshored them to low wage countries. He pretended to advise Obama on creating them. He faked it. PCJC met four times. It was a sham. It accomplished nothing.
In January 2012, it was disbanded. It never should have been established in the first place. It was smoke and mirrors. It did nothing to create jobs.
Pritzker serves on Hyatt’s board. She’s a former Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company, Marmon Group and LaSalle Bank board member. She chaired credit reporting firm TransUnion.
She’s a Council on Foreign Relations member. She belongs to other elitist groups..
In its August 2008 “Power of Penny Pritzker” article, Bloomberg called her the “billionaire head of Barack Obama’s fundraising machine (and) the person to call when you want to ‘get the job done,’ says Warren Buffett.”
The Commerce Department and its Secretary are completely irrelevant.

Time to pull the plug and cut expenses.
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John Galt wrote:
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The so-called victims and their parents share in the guilt and should not benefit financially.
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.
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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.
lily hates American things
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WHEn IT COMES TO HAND OUTS FOR THE RICH THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS NEVER ARGUE THE WAY THEY DO WHEN IT COMES TO HELP FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND SO CALLED POOR Trillions in “Bank Subsidies”: Handouts to Giant Banks Exceed $780 Billion Dollars a Year
Trillions In Subsidies to the Giant Banks Are Continuing to This Day
Chris Whalen is one of America’s top banking analysts.

Nouriel Roubini notes:

Chris Whalen is one of the leading independent analysts of the US banking and financial system.

Whalen notes today that the big American banks get a subsidy in excess of $780 billion dollars per year.

Specifically, Whalen estimates the following types of subsidies to the giant banks:

$360 billion in Federal Reserve subsidies, by creating an artificial “spread” in interest rates
$120 billion in federal deposit insurance (through the FDIC, backed by the Treasury)
At least $100 billion in government-guaranteed loans, especially mortgages
At least $100 billion in monopolistic advantages in the secondary market for home mortgages. Specifically, the government subsidies the big banks to steal away fees earned from smaller banks, gain on sale into the TBA market and servicing. Whalen quotes a veteran banker explaining:
The smaller players lived on the bleeding edge of the mortgage market, but they were also far more efficient lenders than the large banks. Now, care of the Fed, we have a highly inefficient oligopoly in the US mortgage market that is built around the largest banks.

More than $100 billion in fees in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivative market. Whalen explains
The lack of capital required in these transactions and other special dispensations from the Fed provide the zombie banks with unlimited leverage and almost no public scrutiny. The fact that OTC contracts are exempt from the automatic stay in bankruptcy is a huge subsidy. The bilateral market structure is another.

That totals $780 billion per year.

HOPE AND CHANGE LOLOLOLHAHAHAH

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Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Tell that to King Hammurabi from 1792 BC. You're an idiot, which is by the way not a new phenomenon.
Wow homer...one of the few times we get Galt, realtime and lily to agree and you go all drama queen on us. Calm down.
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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.
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.
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Changed their names or the case of my family the spelling to make them more user friendly. Lately however, not so much and some of the East Asian names are challenging
to say the least.
Bill Cosby, Chris Rock and other notable blacks have spoken out about tagging kids with ghetto names and to no avail, yet the trend continues.
Asians almost always have an American name that they use for business and social purposes outside their families.

Interesting that even a liberal like Realtime recognizes that this practice constitutes "tagging kids with ghetto names."

Perhaps there is some deep-seated psychology where parents want their children to fail just as they have.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They're smoking it anyway, have been and always will. Marijuana should be legalized completely. End the war on drugs and stop putting people in jail for pot.
I always loved this line from the King of New York; Christopher Walkin: "People spend 250 billion a year to get high; I'm not your worst problem, I'm just a businessman"
key word...increase. Love Christopher Walkin.
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/topix/TF3D2UN...

Circa, Selecia Jones, calling people names, mild exposition of her nastiness this time...

Guess they think the is incendiary over there too...
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Jimmy wrote:
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Yes, that particular post wasn't hateful per se, dingbat, but don't lie lily. Selecia Jones is a hater for sure. I have read more than one vile post from her that spewed more hatred than the old KKK member would post on a wall decades ago. You are also a hater so I can see why you don't get it. You are part of the problem of division & hate in this country.
I enjoy being here to expose the haters like you two.
As far as my pension, I plan on taking it with me to a deep red state where plastic people like you do not exist.
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!

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They're smoking it anyway, have been and always will. Marijuana should be legalized completely. End the war on drugs and stop putting people in jail for pot.
I always loved this line from the King of New York; Christopher Walkin: "People spend 250 billion a year to get high; I'm not your worst problem, I'm just a businessman"
BTW, there's just too much money in the war on drugs for it to ever stop.
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<quoted text> lily hates American things
Like you, now gfy
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POLITICIANS ARE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR NO MATTER THEIR RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGON The bailouts of the big banks amount to trillions of dollars, are never-ending … and continue to this day.(Indeed, the government is arguably paying trillions of dollars more in unnecessary interest payments just to have the banks “create” money, instead of creating it itself … as the Founding Fathers may have envisioned.)

Whalen notes that the big banks are not really profitable:

[These are] structural subsidies blessed by Congress and the Fed that make large banks look more profitable than they truly are. In fact, the TBTF banks are not really profitable at all.

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The reality, sad to say, is that banks in 21st Century America are government sponsored enterprises ….

Indeed, they are government sponsored enterprises where all of the profits are privatized, and all of the losses socialized.

And the big banks are not helping – but are rather destroying – the economy. Indeed, failing to break up the big banks – and the malignant, symbiotic relationship between D.C. politicians and the banking giants – is destroying our country.

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Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Marijuanna makes you dumb? I thought alcohol killed a lot more brain cells, yet that is legal.
Hey didn't they also do a study that showed Marijuana/alcohol use actually killed the weaker brain cells so in essence it made you smarter?
Just throwing it out there to see what sticks.
Yes, marijuana has been shown to lower ones IQ. it's been talked about here before. Homer been hitting the bong this morning?
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I tend to agree; although people should be able to have freedom of expression without being discriminated against.
My kids went to school with Wayne Dyers kids; whose names were Sky and Summer!
Didn't Frank Zappa name his child Moonbeam?
Impossible to help those who discriminate against themselves.

White folks are guilty of some of the same abuses, particularly naming children in a gender-neutral manner.
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The Unemployment Crisis in America: Staring “Economic Armageddon” In The Face While Hiding It With Official Lies
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy created 236,000 new jobs in February. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll let you have at a good price.

Where are these alleged jobs?

The BLS says 48,000 were created in construction. That is possible, considering that revenue-starved real estate developers are misreading the housing situation. http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/08/us-hou...

Then there are 23,700 new jobs in retail trade, which is hard to believe considering the absence of consumer income growth and the empty parking lots at shopping malls.

The real puzzle is 20,800 jobs in motion picture and sound recording industries. This is the first time in the years that I have been following the jobs reports that there has been enough employment for me to even notice this category.

The BLS lists 10,900 jobs in accounting and bookkeeping, which, as it is approaching income tax time, is probably correct; 21,000 jobs in temporary help and business support services; 39,000 jobs in health care and social assistance; and 18,800 jobs in the old standby–waitresses and bartenders.

That leaves about 50,000 jobs sprinkled around the various categories, but not in numbers large enough to notice.

The presstitute media attributed the drop in the headline unemployment rate (U3) to 7.7% from 7.9% to the happy jobs report. But Rex Nutting at Market Watch says that

the unemployment rate fell because 130,000 unemployed people who have been unable to find a job and became discouraged were dropped out of the U3 measure of unemployment. The official U6 measure which counts some discouraged workers shows an unemployment rate of 14.3%. Statistician John Williams’ measure, which counts all discourage workers (people who have ceased looking for a job), is 23%.

In other words, the real rate of unemployment is 2 to 3 times the reported rate.
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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...
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.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Imagine naming your baby "Newt"?
Who named their baby "newt"? if you want to get down to it, Herman is a worse name than Newton.

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