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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clean up crew part two wrote:
Russia has right wingers too.
Careful, baggers.
Is Putin the Russian Reagan?

Russia has a 13 percent flat tax for all personal income, and a 20 percent rate for corporate taxes. It used to be much higher, but apparently Putin was pretty sure that cutting taxes would stimulate economic growth. Go figure.

http://www.rightwingnews.com/column-2/rachel-...

you're really good.
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War is Good for Business”: U.S. is the Largest Military Spender Worldwide. Austerity for Americans, Billions for the Military
The U.S. government’s military spending excess — when compared with the rest of the world — is down somewhat due mostly to troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan but still accounts for 39 percent of the global total, according to a new international study.

According to a report just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military expenditures in 2012 totaled $1.75 trillion. And, the report revealed that, as in all recent decades, the world’s biggest military spender by far was the U.S. government, whose expenditures for war and preparations for war amounted to $682 billion — 39 percent of the global total.

The United States spent more than four times as much on the military as China (the number two big spender) and more than seven times as much as Russia (which ranked third). Although the military expenditures of the United States dipped a bit in 2012, largely thanks to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they remained 69 percent higher than in 2001.U.S. military supremacy is even more evident when the U.S. military alliance system is brought into the picture, for the United States and its allies accounted for the vast bulk of world military spending in 2012. NATO members, including the United States, spent $1 trillion dollars on the military.

Thus, although studies have found that the United States ranks 17th among nations in education, 26th in infant mortality, and 37th in life expectancy and overall health, there is no doubt that it ranks first when it comes to war.

This Number 1 status might not carry much weight among Americans scavenging for food in garbage dumpsters, among Americans unable to afford medical care, or among Americans shivering in poorly heated homes. Even many Americans in the more comfortable middle class might be more concerned with how they are going to afford the skyrocketing costs of a college education, how they can get by with fewer teachers, firefighters and police in their communities, and how their hospitals, parks, roads, bridges and other public facilities can be maintained.

Of course, there is a direct connection between the massive level of U.S. military spending and belt-tightening austerity at home: most federal discretionary spending goes for war.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Send George Bush, and his father and brother, send the whole family; why aren't they going? Ooops! Warrants!
We have enough problems here that the President has to attend to.
If he went; you'd be whining about that.
BTW, Newt and Calista went; she got herself a cute new chapeaux too!
Why can't he send Moochelle, Latisha and Buhwani in his place? He sends them all over the world at taxpayer expense all the time anyways. Mexico, Spain, S. Africa, etc.. Millions upon millions of bucks....

So. Whuzza problemo, hey? Would it interfere with the latest Designer Fashion Show being held in the West Wing?
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<quoted text>Estonia???
i was thinking Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan.
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Clinton, Bush and Obama: US War Crimes over Three Administrations
On Tuesday, the Constitution Project, a Washington, DC think tank, released a 600-page report by its “Task Force on Detainee Treatment” documenting decades of war crimes committed by US imperialism and its military and intelligence agencies.

The 11-member Task Force spent two years generating the report, interviewing over 100 individuals, including former detainees, military and intelligence operatives, interrogators and politicians in numerous countries. The report details abuse of detainees during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations, and geographically covers such mistreatment in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and the so-called black sites where the US government hides detainees in secret locations in foreign countries.

The report relies on publicly available documents, since the Task Force had no access to records kept by the military on the treatment of detainees. Nor could it compel testimony from witnesses or participants, since it lacked the power to issue subpoenas.

Nonetheless, the Task Force amassed an enormous and overwhelming quantity of evidence on US crimes. The report’s introduction contains this indictment of the American government’s conduct in the so-called “war on terror”:

“The events examined in this report are unprecedented in US history. In the course of the nation’s many previous conflicts, there is little doubt that some US personnel committed brutal acts against captives, as have armies and governments throughout history. But there is no evidence there had ever before been the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after September 11, directly involving a president and his top advisors on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain on some detainees in our custody.”

The introductory remarks go on to note:“Despite this extraordinary aspect, the Obama administration declined, as a matter of policy, to undertake or commission an official study of what happened, saying it was ‘unproductive’ to ‘look backwards’ rather than forward.”

The report offers a glimpse into the manner in which the judiciary has adapted itself to and facilitated the ever-expanding powers of the executive branch of government. Characterizing the role of the federal courts during the post-9/11 Bush administration, the report makes the following point:

“Courts, ever anxious about the possibility of defiance undermining their authority, generally allowed the administration to delay action.” In other words, according to the Task Force, the courts have largely gone along with the anti-democratic measures enacted in the name of the “war on terror” out of fear that the executive branch might simply ignore their rulings, effectively establishing an open presidential dictatorship.
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a sigh of relief....
Boston Terrorists Not Right-Wing Americans
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
you right wingers were sweating it eh?
yeah ...???

HOW do "you" THINK
those boys FATHER "feels" ...???

With the obot admin ...
PLAYING

"Call of DUTY"
out

on

LIVE TV

SUCH "in your FACE"
violence

just

CREATES

MORE

in your FACE ... V-I-O-L-E-N-C-E ....

you "ignorant" peeps!

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Child Poverty in America among the Highest in the Developed World
A recent report by the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) details the growing levels of poverty facing children in the major capitalist countries.
Compiled with information taken in the final two years of last decade (2009-2010), the report reveals a staggering level of child poverty in the “developed” world, with the standards of living in the United States, which has the highest gross domestic product, ranking near the bottom on all metrics.
Entitled “Child Well-Being in Rich Countries,” the study measures living conditions faced by children in major capitalist countries of North America, Europe, Oceania, and parts of Asia. The countries are ranked by several criteria: material well-being, education, health and safety, behaviors and risks, and housing and environment.
Roughly one in seven children within the United States currently lives in poverty. According to the overall metric, the US ranks 26 out of 29, behind Greece and just above Lithuania, Latvia and Romania. On the education metric, it comes in 27, while on the material well-being metric it comes in at 26.
The report notes that the United States, which has the world’s highest gross domestic product, has remained at the bottom of the list throughout the past decade.
In the areas of material well-being, the report focuses on individual countries’ poverty rates and the relative gap between the median income and children classified as poor. In the United States, the average child in poverty was an estimated 36 percent below the official poverty line, ranking with nations such as Italy and Greece.
AMERICA NEEDS REAL CHANGE NOT THE SAME OLD STORY BARAK
Define Poverty.

60" Flat Screen TVs, Free Cellphones, X-Boxes, Subsidized ISP, Subsidized Rents, Subsidized College Tuition, Welfare Cheese and $500 Sneakers should not be included in your definition.
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American Lady wrote:
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yeah ...???
HOW do "you" THINK
those boys FATHER "feels" ...???
With the obot admin ...
PLAYING
"Call of DUTY"
out
on
LIVE TV
SUCH "in your FACE"
violence
just
CREATES
MORE
in your FACE ... V-I-O-L-E-N-C-E ....
you "ignorant" peeps!
Obama? Call Of Duty?

so i guess we needed more network cameras in Iraq so Bush could play Black Ops.
sonicfilter

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more proof the terrorist was a democrat domestic fkn terrorist...can't be scripted any better...y'all need "cleansed" LOL!
http://www.bob-owens.com/twitter-feed-suggest...
'suggests'

so email that link to FOX so they can run with 'suggests'.

you know, like they suggested it was a brown person.
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Why can't he send Moochelle, Latisha and Buhwani in his place? He sends them all over the world at taxpayer expense all the time anyways. Mexico, Spain, S. Africa, etc.. Millions upon millions of bucks....
So. Whuzza problemo, hey? Would it interfere with the latest Designer Fashion Show being held in the West Wing?
Did you buy that exlax yet?

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Ebony magazine said that the Liberal Mitchell Obama is one of the most beautiful woman in the world after Beyonce!!!
Why would they say that?
Because Mitchell is a Liberal and Liberals are Liberals FIRST!!!
So now we Conservatives have the right to say she is NOT beautiful but a MONKEY FACE!!!
You certainly have the right to be an ignorant POS who likes to post racial slurs.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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<quoted text> No I don't think so. They are Americans first too. If they felt that they were being ordered to do things conflicting with the sworn oath to the constitution they may chose to disobey and illegal order. They do after all swear allegiance to the constitution, not the president or the government.
I give up. You crazy are soooooooo stooooopid no wonder the Greedy Old Prevaricators own you. For law enforcement and/or the armed services to overthrow the recognized government is a coup, treason, sedition, mutiny, and just plain stoopid.
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Liberals are depress, CNN had to backtrack on original report, MSNBC, Chris Matthews, and the other Loony’s have to be in Shock, these radicals are our Guys….SOS!!

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<quoted text> You truly are a liberal left wing libtard loon aren't you. There is no pie idiot! It's call work hard, save money, grow wealth. and prosper. If you libtards would get your big government ideas out of the way people would be far better off.
You really are this stupid.

You don't know what a pie chart is.

My God, no wonder your posts are so inane

I tried to help you & I get this crock.
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<quoted text>combined with my previous posted link a few pages back...nice try ped-o-phile, but you left wing loons are fking domestic terrorists and need "cleansed"....you lose ped-o-phile....LOL!!!!!!!!!!
try this....

2004...

The Chechens' American friends

The Washington neocons' commitment to the war on terror evaporates in Chechnya, whose cause they have made their own

....in the US, the leading group which pleads the Chechen cause is the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC). The list of the self-styled "distinguished Americans" who are its members is a rollcall of the most prominent neoconservatives who so enthusastically support the "war on terror".

They include Richard Perle, the notorious Pentagon adviser; Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra fame; Kenneth Adelman, the former US ambassador to the UN who egged on the invasion of Iraq by predicting it would be "a cakewalk"; Midge Decter, biographer of Donald Rumsfeld and a director of the rightwing Heritage Foundation; Frank Gaffney of the militarist Centre for Security Policy; Bruce Jackson, former US military intelligence officer and one-time vice-president of Lockheed Martin, now president of the US Committee on Nato; Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute, a former admirer of Italian fascism and now a leading proponent of regime change in Iran; and R James Woolsey, the former CIA director who is one of the leading cheerleaders behind George Bush's plans to re-model the Muslim world along pro-US lines.

The ACPC heavily promotes the idea that the Chechen rebellion shows the undemocratic nature of Putin's Russia, and cultivates support for the Chechen cause by emphasising the seriousness of human rights violations in the tiny Caucasian republic. It compares the Chechen crisis to those other fashionable "Muslim" causes, Bosnia and Kosovo - implying that only international intervention in the Caucasus can stabilise the situation there. In August, the ACPC welcomed the award of political asylum in the US, and a US-government funded grant, to Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister in the opposition Chechen government, and a man Moscow describes as a terrorist. Coming from both political parties, the ACPC members represent the backbone of the US foreign policy establishment, and their views are indeed those of the US administration.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/08/u...
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Liberals are depress, CNN had to backtrack on original report, MSNBC, Chris Matthews, and the other Loony’s have to be in Shock, these radicals are our Guys….SOS!!
so how many right wing sites had to backtrack on the 'brown guy did it'?

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"real dumb"
You are dumb. bin Laden is dead, that is a good thing. The main point is the terrorists are still bombing/murdering innocents. The demise of bin Laden did not stop or even slow the atrocities.
Boy, will you ever get your head out of your ass?
Peace
KMA
Eed says we should not pursue terrorists because it does nothing to slow down terrorism.

Good thinking Eed.

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Did you buy that exlax yet?
I'll make a note of that. I thought you wanted Magnesium Citrate to go along with your Paint-Remover Enema.

I like doing charity work for azzholes.
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NBC's Pete Williams has emerged as the reporter out in front of all the rest during the coverage of the Boston bombing.

Williams famously stuck to his guns when rival reporters--most prominently CNN's John King--said on Wednesday that there had been an arrest in the case. He was proved correct; the suspects in the case were not revealed until a day later.

Early Friday morning, as the suspects killed a police officer, stole a car and engaged in a deadly shootout with police, Williams broke news again and again. He was one of the first to say that a suspect had been killed; the first to report that the men may have had overseas connections; the first to report that they told the man whose car they stole that they had carried out the bombing attack; and the first to report that the men were brothers.

At one point in the night, "NBC's Pete Williams" was trending overnight on Twitter.

Williams continued reporting throughout Friday morning and into the afternoon. By then, his status as the man of the moment was solidified.

The Atlantic Wire called his work "clear, careful,[and] accurate."

The Columbia Journalism Review wrote, "NBC’s Pete Williams led the national reporting with solid, authoritative reports."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/pete...
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Right-Wing Media Sleuths Try To Create The New Richard Jewell

In the 24 hours following yesterday's tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, several right-wing media figures have attempted to create their own Jewell. Echoing the same piranha-like voraciousness seen in that case, they have published the name, home address, and what they claim are Facebook pictures of a 20-year-old Saudi national that police have since identified as a witness -- not a suspect -- to the Boston bombings.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/04/16/right...

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