Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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#877727 Mar 21, 2013
I just read it.

In no way does Sean suggest grain prices led to the Great Depression.

If you were smart enough to look closely, the commodities markets didn't fail until after the equity markets failed in Oct. 1929.

Main causes of the Great Depression:

1. Stock Market Crash of 1929
Many believe erroneously that the stock market crash that occurred on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929 is one and the same with the Great Depression. In fact, it was one of the major causes that led to the Great Depression. Two months after the original crash in October, stockholders had lost more than $40 billion dollars. Even though the stock market began to regain some of its losses, by the end of 1930, it just was not enough and America truly entered what is called the Great Depression.

2. Bank Failures
hroughout the 1930s over 9,000 banks failed. Bank deposits were uninsured and thus as banks failed people simply lost their savings. Surviving banks, unsure of the economic situation and concerned for their own survival, stopped being as willing to create new loans. This exacerbated the situation leading to less and less expenditures.

3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
With the stock market crash and the fears of further economic woes, individuals from all classes stopped purchasing items. This then led to a reduction in the number of items produced and thus a reduction in the workforce. As people lost their jobs, they were unable to keep up with paying for items they had bought through installment plans and their items were repossessed. More and more inventory began to accumulate. The unemployment rate rose above 25% which meant, of course, even less spending to help alleviate the economic situation.

4. American Economic Policy with Europe
As businesses began failing, the government created the Smoot-Hawley Tariff in 1930 to help protect American companies. This charged a high tax for imports thereby leading to less trade between America and foreign countries along with some economic retaliation.

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Only a fool would believe that wheat prices caused th eDepression.

Flake is the fool. You're his accomplice.

5. Drought Conditions
While not a direct cause of the Great Depression, the drought that occurred in the Mississippi Valley in 1930 was of such proportions that many could not even pay their taxes or other debts and had to sell their farms for no profit to themselves.
Eman wrote:
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Here you go. Just one of many
http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/three-lessons-...

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#877728 Mar 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No it didn't.
You are a liar.
You refer to a report requested by Sessions that asked the GAO to look at the ACA with several of the revenue generating aspect removed. Not the entire bill.
Then fucking dumbasses like you run screaming through the streets, My God you people are dumb.
RealDave is good for making up excuses and is seldom good for anything else..

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#877729 Mar 21, 2013
So much for the new, improved Eman!:>)
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I wouldn't expect anything else from a dickhead like you.:-)

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#877730 Mar 21, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Idiot stick...
You forgot to use your login waxy or Not Surprized, dufus.
Brain dead libtard.
NuT Surprised!! ROTFFLMAO!!

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#877732 Mar 21, 2013
NuT Surprised!! that you're so ignorant, son of Waxturds!!

Reagan helped Saddam.

Clinton bombed Saddam.

See the difference??

I didn't think so. Sockpuppets have no brain!!
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Hmmm...
Did we forget to mention Bill Clinton???
Yet Hillary sure did make a case to go after Saddam.
Hypocrite.
Typical Obama voting moron.

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#877733 Mar 21, 2013
Yes, the Palin trailer trash are a problem.

All those children born out of wedlock!!

How is her little bastard doing??
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It's just interesting though, isn't it, that the Moynihan Report focused on the discussion of children being born out of wedlock warning the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program's rules for payments were if the "man was out of the house" leading poor women to throw their husbands out of the house?
And agreeing with Republicans in 1994 that a correction was needed in the welfare system that encouraged women to raise their children without fathers?
Moynihan: "The Republicans are saying we have a helluva problem, and we do."
Republicans are still saying that. So did Clinton when he signed the Welfare Reform Act.
Obama thinks the more the merrier.
Kind of a contradiction to previous democrats.

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#877735 Mar 21, 2013
I not only answered your stupid question, I threw it right back into your ignorant racist face!!

Deal with it, loser!!

I'll wager your mother isn't proud!!
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> as I expected you can't answer the simple question and try to twist it into somthing else.just as I said you would.. it must hurt to be as simple as you.

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#877736 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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NuT Surprised!! ROTFFLMAO!!
Connecticunt is full of retards...

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John Galt

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#877737 Mar 21, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>As usual Galt you're not paying attention__but faking your way along.
Certain areas are experiencing worker and supply shortages__Lennar orders and stock prices are gangbusters__some cities and counties are scrambling to rehire permitting personnel and inspectors etc.
Not where I live although the housing industry here is stabilizing and commercial construction is gaining steam. It's a big nation we share and the sun shines on a different dogs ass everyday.
The housing market in Temecula is currently strong because of a shortage of supply, and cash buyers talk loudest. Prices are still well below the peak prices of 2007.

Builders construct almost nothing on spec, have just a very few houses in inventory. Bidders compete for the few houses available.

The problem remains that, despite the strong market, many homeowners are underwater on their mortgages and cannot afford to sell. They can make their mortgage payments and will continue to do so until prices catch up.

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#877738 Mar 21, 2013
You eat ammo??

Now we know the cause of your constipated outlook on life!!
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Coming to America.
Always keep some emergency food supply on hand.
Ammo too.

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#877740 Mar 21, 2013
Your wife's going to hit you over the head with her empty Vodka bottle.

You'd better run out and get her another before she vomits all over you.
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
Oops...leosanus is going to get me for a missing "s" on "resides"; your liquor breadth must be wafting over in this direction.

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#877741 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
I not only answered your stupid question, I threw it right back into your ignorant racist face!!
Deal with it, loser!!
I'll wager your mother isn't proud!!
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The DNA of the demockratic party is inbred with hate, ignorance, and racism.

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John Galt

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#877742 Mar 21, 2013
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How's lying sack of offal Oblamer going to stop Iran from going nuclear?
His trip to Israel is so much fluff, neither side is listening to his puffery. Israelis laugh at him and the arabs despise him.
The Palestinians are treating Obama like he treats Congress, basically refusing to negotiate until they are granted all their demands in advance. They smell weakness from the US and Obama.

Tough lesson for the boy Messiah.

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John Galt

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#877745 Mar 21, 2013
Auntblabby wrote:
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stop the stupidity davey, anyone who thinks a massive government healthcare scheme with 22,000 pages of rules and regulations will not cost us trillions more is either in denial, incredibly ignorant or incredibly dumb.
Which are you?
Point to one government program that ever worked as promised or came in at cost?
Dave is all of the above.

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#877746 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Your wife's going to hit you over the head with her empty Vodka bottle.
You'd better run out and get her another before she vomits all over you.
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Don't worry about what "Nuculurl" thinks. He doesn't do it very often anyway.

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John Galt

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#877747 Mar 21, 2013
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RealDave the facts just donít support your ArgumentÖ maybe you can convince me there are saving just show me those Specific Saving not projected saving! We know Obamacare was projected to Cost 900 billion and we now know by CBO latest estimates Obamacare to cost 2 trillion!! We know back in 1965 Medicare was projected to cost 12 billion today well over 110 billion and we still donít know what the Total Cost of Obamacare because it has not been Fully Implemented!!
Kind of like saving on your utility bills or car repair bills by just telling the providers that you won't pay as much as they want to charge. Works every time.

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John Galt

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#877749 Mar 21, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave the facts just donít support your ArgumentÖ maybe you can convince me there are saving just show me those Specific Saving not projected saving! We know Obamacare was projected to Cost 900 billion and we now know by CBO latest estimates Obamacare to cost 2 trillion!! We know back in 1965 Medicare was projected to cost 12 billion today well over 110 billion and we still donít know what the Total Cost of Obamacare because it has not been Fully Implemented!!
Galt going to gas station this afternoon. Will offer them $3.50 per gallon instead of the $4.25 posted, take it or leave it. That will teach those greedy bastards, just like Obamacare.

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#877750 Mar 21, 2013
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My mistake.
111 Democrats voted aye and 147 voted nay.
However, if all democrats had voted nay in both the house and the senate, it wouldn't have passed.
So, technically, they passed it.
I posted the numbers earlier.

Your numbers are like you, full of shit.

Senate Democrats; Aye 29 Nay 21.

House Democrats; Aye 82 Nay 126.

You even make up false vote counts. Where you get your nonsense? O'Reilly??

The Repubs supported Bush's War nearly 100%.

A fact they're still running away from.

House Repugnants Aye 215 Nay 6

Senate Repugnants Aye 48 Nay 1

Your side owns the Iraq War. Other than nitwits like you, no one bothers to argue otherwise.

You're in denial.

You deny that O'Reilly's a morally damaged person.

You deny that Bush was the worst President in American History who lied to get us into a disasterous war. One that we lost.

You're sick.

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#877752 Mar 21, 2013
It looks like Nutcracker is having a meltdown.

Everyone is Waxman!!

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#877755 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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My mistake.
111 Democrats voted aye and 147 voted nay.
However, if all democrats had voted nay in both the house and the senate, it wouldn't have passed.
So, technically, they passed it.
Had all Democrats in th eHouse voted against the Iraq Resolution, it still would have passed, you nitwit.

Repubs had 215 votes for the War.

Dems only had 208 seats in the House at the time.

I believe 215 is more than 208. Meaning the Dems had nothing to do with Bush's War. It was carried by the majority Republiclown House.

You lose.

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