Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903534 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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hope conquers all?
no, i don't pay attention to FOX myths other than to throw them back in carol's face.
You never let go of your OCDing about FOX.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903535 May 15, 2013
Mass Poverty, Social Inequality and the Thirdworldization of America
Center for Economic and Policy Research co-director Dean Baker calls poverty America’s “new growth industry.” The state of today’s America is deplorable.

In his latest May 3 analysis, economist John Williams said “April “employment and unemployment data were nonsense: the economy remains in serious trouble.”

About 23% of Americans wanting work can’t find it. Most jobs are temp or part-time low pay/poor or no benefit service ones with no futures. Conditions are getting worse, not better.

Federal, state and local government jobs were lost. Construction shed 6,000 jobs. Zero manufacturing jobs were created. Most good ones are overseas. They’ve been offshored to low-wage countries.

Economist David Rosenberg called April a “potemkin payroll report. Where’s the income hiding,” he asked? Average wage-based income declined 0.4%. It was the biggest drop since last October.

Market analyst Graham Summers discussed “a truly horrible economic reality” beneath April’s headline job numbers. The average workweek declined by 0.2 hours. The average manufacturing workweek was down 0.3%.

Fewer overall hours worked subtracts 15 minutes per week. Applied to private sector employment, it’s “the equivalent of over 21 million work hours lost in one month.”

It’s the biggest decline since April 2009. At that time, the economy was “absolutely imploding. It’s numerical equivalent of firing 718,000+ people.”

It’s how companies begin dealing with downturns.“They don’t start laying people off en masse….they start cutting work hours bit by bit.”

Mass layoffs arrive during “full-blown recessions. The first stage “is already happening.” Clear signs show it.

Markets are euphoric. They’re hitting new highs. Economic contraction is ignored. It happened in 2000 and 2008. Warning signs look ominously like earlier.

Peter B. Edelman co-directs Georgetown University’s Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. He calls “low-wage work” in America “pandemic.”

America “descended into poverty,” said Paul Craig Roberts. Growing millions struggle to get by. Many are “one medical problem or lost job away from homelessness.”

Some colleges and universities offer adjunct professorships. They pay “$10,000 per year or less.” Education was once “touted as the way out of poverty.” Increasingly it reflects it. So do military enlistments. They’re a desperate way to find work.

America’s wealth disparity is deplorable. The top 1% owns over half the nation’s wealth. The bottom 90% has a decreasing share. Social inequality defines today’s America. It’s unprecedented or close to it.

It matches or exceeds 19th century harshness. Protracted Depression conditions affect growing millions. Poverty, unemployment, homelessness and hunger approach record levels.

Socially destructive government policies bear full responsibility. Wealth and privilege alone matter. Ordinary households are sacrificed. Popular needs go begging.

Inequality is institutionalized. Around 100 million working age Americans are jobless. Most others are underemployed. Millions struggle to pay rent, service mortgages, cover medical bills, heat homes, and manage other daily expenses.

America’s 1% has more wealth than the bottom 95%. Income inequality is greater than in all other developed countries. Over three-fourths of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.

Neoliberal harshness is policy. Bipartisan complicity force-feeds it. It’s institutionalized when vital aid is needed. Doing so wages financial war on millions.

ALL UNDER BARAK OBAMA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903536 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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They were military. Japanese military. Run by the government on the government payroll.
So how many Afghanistan soldiers were part of the hijackers?
They only question here is when you'll quit dancing & just admit that no Afghanis were among the Hijackers.
Why don't you just give up and admit the Taliban HQ was in Afghanistan and stop the game playing.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903537 May 15, 2013
Obama exceeds the worst of George Bush. He’s wrecking growing millions of households. He’s doing so to serve monied interests. They own him. Whatever they want they get.

Obama’s thirdworldizing America. He’s ideologically over-the-top. He’s waging war living standards. He’s targeting the nation’s social contract.

He’s dismissive of growing needs. He’s heading America for tyranny and ruin. He’s banana republicanizing it.

It’s already a kleptocracy. It’s run by corporate crooks. Bipartisan complicity lets them have things their way. Profits are privatized. Losses are socialized. Bankers are at the top of the pecking order.

Ordinary people are exploited. A democratic facade masks New World Order harshness. Its holy trinity is eliminating public services, predatory capitalism writ large, and cracking down hard on non-believers.

Freedom’s fast disappearing. Inside the bubble, it’s paradise. Outside it’s dystopian hell. America never was beautiful. It’s worse than ever now in modern times.

Monied interests run things. Electoral politics doesn’t work. Washington is too pernicious, corrupt and dysfunctional to fix. Privilege is institutionalized. Beneficial social change isn’t tolerated. Police state harshness prevents it.

Force-feeding inequality defines immorality. It’s also destructive economics. America’s been declining for years. Private wealth is pitted against popular interests. It’s been winning for decades.

Younger generations are worse off than older ones financially. Wages haven’t kept up in real terms. High-paying jobs disappeared. Low-paying ones replaced them.

Deplorable social inequality exists. A race to the bottom continues. Future prospects look grim. America appears headed for what most of humanity faces.

At least 80% live on less than $10 a day. Over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 80% live in countries where income disparity is increasing.

The poorest 40% of world population has 5% of global income. The bottom fifth has $1.5%. The top 20% has 75%.

According to UNICEF, 22,000 impoverished children die daily. They “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

An estimated 28% of children in developing countries are underweight, malnourished and/or stunted.

Tens of millions of impoverished children aren’t in school. At the start of the new millennium, nearly a billion people were illiterate.

Less than 1% of what’s spent on weapons globally can provide universal primary education.

Preventable infectious diseases claim millions of lives annually. Unsanitary water and lack of basic sanitation affect half the world’s population.

Diarrhea and other water-related illnesses claim at least 1.8 million child deaths annually.

Nearly half the population in developing countries, at any given time, experience water and/or sanitation related health problems.

Around one-third of children in developing countries have inadequate shelter. One in seven have no access to health care. Most with it get too little.

In 2003, 10.6 million children died before age five.

Rural areas account for 75% of people living on less than $1 dollar a day. About half the world’s population live in urban communities. In 2005, about one-third lived in slum conditions.

Around 1.6 billion people have no electricity. Billions lack basic necessities overall. It’s reflected in lower than average life expectancy, as well as high infant and child mortality rates.

America’s future may resemble what most of the world now faces. Its race to the bottom assures it for growing millions.

Force-fed austerity increases their numbers annually. Things keep getting worse, not better.

ALL UNDER A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#903538 May 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Tell me one American that does not have access to birth control.
You need to contact sandra, the aging college student, fluck, she says she can't get some---birth control that is.
Just another excuse to bash the Pope and conservatives because they can't control their own urges.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903539 May 15, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, It's must really frost you liberals when no Republicans will jump to Bushes defense you idiot!
Wanna have a good conversation with yourself dumbass? Bring up Bush! Mercifully he's gone and has been gone for going on 5 years.
He isn't yesterday's newspaper, he's last year's newspaper you deranged idiot! Obama is keeping Benghazi alive lying, killing Americans by continuing to lie you warped fool nutcase...
The but look-at-what-he-did defense is one of the biggest fallacies used here.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903540 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i've seen no good writers on the nutjob side. they can paraphrase what they heard on FOX last night, but that doesn't make them a good writer.
as for intelligence...so why do they need to paraphrase FOX?
Still OCDing about FOX?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903541 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Bush did the same.
THATS THE POINT THEY BOTH SUCK I agree with you obama sucks and lies just like bush did but bush has been gone obama lied to BLACK PEOPLE because he delivered to WALL STREET AND BIG BUSINESS AND DIDn't TO MAIN STREET OR MLK BLVD he is WORST THAN BUSH he is FAKE
TSM

El Paso, TX

#903542 May 15, 2013
This really has to Piss Off ‘ The Obama’s Apologists ‘…Now both CNN and ABC have joined conservative media ( Fox News)in calling for the White House to release all the emails surrounding the editing of the CIA talking points!!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#903543 May 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why don't you just give up and admit the Taliban HQ was in Afghanistan and stop the game playing.
So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#903544 May 15, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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Are you doing all your posting via a state/school district supplied computer?
Can't be. Ol' dog face is a fake teacher in a fake school with fake students so it follows she would only have access to fake computers.
No she is probably posting from her padded cell.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#903545 May 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Still OCDing about FOX?
sonicfiller is an extraordinary parade of bullshit. sonicfiller forever a garbage scow conduit of useless idiot...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903546 May 15, 2013
Increasingly it is becoming clear that the Obama administration in preparation for its change in its Latin American policy has been using Hip-Hop millionaires as pawns to cover some of its most unsavory actions. Only a few astute old activists recognized early that Obama was using Pop-culture like Richard Nixon used Ping Pong diplomacy in opening up China to a new US diplomacy.

The recent visit of Millionaire Rap Mogul Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé to Cuba served as a cover for unofficial back-door communications to the Cuban government conveying the Obama’s intentions to modify or lift the four decade old illegal embargo/blockade of Cuba and that the presence of former Black Panther, and Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur could hinder or derail this diplomacy. Jay-Z’s delegation included a State-Department “reliable” personage who transmitted the Obama’s administration’s position. Once the Republican/Right got wind of this overture they screamed bloody murder, but could do little about it as lifting the Cuban Blockade is now crucial to the US reasserting dominance in a post Castro-Chavez Latin America as the geo-economic center for Latin American nations. So Assata is a pawn in the chess game of US imperial diplomacy.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#903547 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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unable?
New report confirms GOP obstructionism is unprecedented
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...
unable.
think they'll act any different with Hillary in the WH? lol
lol. That ole white hag Hillary? lol.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#903548 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
You are a useless idiot RealDave... Don't you have some yards to mow??

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#903549 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so FOX is saying democrats are joining in the faux outrage?
and i see that you and carol have been good about citing that outrage.
No need for you to watch Fox any longer...every media outlet is covering Obamaishitgate. Can't you pay attention?
Lincoln

United States

#903550 May 15, 2013
KIM JONG-UN DEFENDS RIGHT TO OBTAIN JOURNALISTS’ PHONE RECORDS

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—As controversy swirled around the Department of Justice’s move to obtain journalists’ phone records, the White House picked up a vote of support today from an unexpected source, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

“I honestly don’t see what the fuss is all about,” Mr. Kim said in an official statement today.“Of course it’s the government’s right to know what people are doing at all times—and journalists would be right at the top of the list.”

Mr. Kim also offered a vigorous defense of the I.R.S. policy of auditing the tax returns of organizations that oppose the government:“Again, this is something I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over, and I know Dad felt the same way.”

In what was an otherwise laudatory statement about the activities of the U.S. government, Mr. Kim offered one small critique:“They could save themselves the work of conducting audits and obtaining phone records if they would just get rid of journalists and anti-government groups in the first place. But, you know, baby steps.”

All in all, news of the I.R.S. audits and phone-records scandals have given the mercurial dictator hope that North Korea and the United States might have warmer relations in the future:“We have a lot more in common than I thought.”
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903551 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
Okay, you have not followed the history of this. On October 4, 2001, British Prime Minister Tony Blair released information compiled by Western intelligence agencies connecting Osama bin Laden to the Afghanistan's Taliban leadership as well as being the leader of the al-Qaeda organization. The Taliban government gave safe haven to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the attack, and his al-Qaeda network may have had a close relationship with the Taliban army and police.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_f...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903552 May 15, 2013
The Betrayal of the Black Misleadership Class

The Black political class that emerged from the tumult of the Sixties became eager partners with corporate neoliberalism, said Jay Arena, author of Driven from New Orleans: How Non-Profits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization. The first generation of the post-Sixties Black political class “emerges just at the time when the national state begins their neoliberal austerity and privatization agenda – and they embraced that,” said Arena, a veteran activist and professor of sociology at the College of Staten Island, New York. Many Black politicians and non-profit organizations collaborated in the dismantling of public housing in New Orleans and cities across the nation.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903553 May 15, 2013
During the 2012 campaign, who leaked confidential IRS data on Mitt Romney's tax returns to Hairball Reid, and why did the slimebag Reid participate in this crime?

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