Barack Obama, our next President

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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925706 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I thought she took the 5th and didn't admit to anything
She danced around the Fifth and then effectively admitted concern about criminal liability.

Lerner will be back, if she survives.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925707 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
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NSA is old news, PRISM is new.
If you are worrier about privacy why do you post on Topix, send emails, use a smart phone (if you do) etc.
Digital communications are easy to collect.
The UK seems also doing this:
(Reuters)- Britain intercepted phone calls and monitored computers used by officials taking part in two high-level international finance meetings in London in 2009, a British newspaper said on Sunday.
The Guardian said some delegates from countries in the Group of 20 - which comprises top economies around the world - used Internet cafes that had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their emails.
The report was published hours before leaders of the Group of Eight countries - all of which are in the G20 - start a two-day summit in Northern Ireland.
Peace
NSA is viewed by voters as the most serious scandal in polls.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925708 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
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Republican whine began in 1932... they have a great deal of practice.
LOL
Republican "whine"? More like Republican "warnings".

It was Republicans who warned government entitlements could lead to exactly where we are now even back then.

Since: Dec 12

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#925709 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Not true
I made two distinct arguments and a qualifier, can't you count that high?

Since: Dec 12

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#925710 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Wasn't the Left mad at Whole Foods
So?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925711 Jun 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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In the days after the Benghazi attacks, Petraeus clearly said they approved the changes made to the CIA talking pints. He said there no politics in he changes made.
Fact
You & your ilk did not believe the CIA.
But you treat them as gods in briefing Congress n Iraq.
Did you miss that this was from the emails released recently that contained correspondence between the various members involved that night and the days following?

Since: Dec 12

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#925712 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I responded to a post about the Libyan war.
I haven't posted a thing in Libya today.

Since: Dec 12

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#925713 Jun 16, 2013
"on"
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925714 Jun 16, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>If that's the case son, who did Congress declare war with?
This will either be an easy answer for you since you should be able to find documents to support your claim, or it will turn you into the liar that you are... well actually, it will just show you're s bigger liar than even you thought!
Already posted
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925715 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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(Reuters)- Colm O'Gorman was 14 years old when Father Sean Fortune arrived unannounced at his parents' house in a small town in southern Ireland. The priest was given tea and a seat by the fire, and asked the teenager to help set up a youth group.
"I was 14, and very eager and hungry to be out in the world, involved in things, doing things, making a difference. And that's what he exploited," said O'Gorman, now 46 and the executive director of Amnesty International in Ireland.
The abuse that followed, culminating in Fortune's repeated rape of the boy, was part of one of the greatest scandals ever to hit the Catholic Church, damaging the curtailed papacy of Pope Benedict and posing a huge challenge to whoever succeeds him.
O'Gorman's story is just one in a worldwide scandal that destroyed lives, bankrupted dioceses, and in many cases cost the Church its most precious asset: faith.
No questions were asked when Fortune took O'Gorman to his isolated house for the weekend. Such was the Church's power in Ireland at that time, no one would question a priest.
That was the first time Fortune sexually assaulted O'Gorman. Driving him back to his parents the next day, the priest stopped the car around the corner from the teenager's home.
RECURRING PATTERN
The investigation revealed a bully priest who manipulated and abused people wherever he went, and a Church hierarchy that, after receiving complaints about him, moved him on to places where he found new victims: a pattern that recurred in its handling of abuse cases worldwide.
Fortune killed himself in 1999 while on trial for 66 accounts of assault and rape of boys.
For 20 years before becoming pope, the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the man in charge of coordinating the Church's response to abuse cases, as prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A meticulous scholar, he spent years reading the details of case after case of abuse.
"There was no one in the Church hierarchy who was better positioned to make a real difference than Pope Benedict," David Clohessy, director of the U.S.-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests said last week. "He had both the power and the knowledge."
Victims groups say that the Vatican had a policy of not reporting abusive priests to secular authorities, citing evidence such as a letter sent by its head of clergy to a French bishop in 2001, commending him for not denouncing a pedophile priest who had been given 18 years jail for abusing young boys
Ireland
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-...
Tell me john, how many countries must be affected for it to be widespread.
Here's 10 pages of links to stories from the NYT about child abuse scandals
First, an meaningless anecdote.

Second, what about the responsibility of the parents?

Third, the only way to prevent this in the future is to exclude homosexuals from the priesthood.

Since: Dec 12

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#925716 Jun 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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That's the problem. This administration can't be trusted. We'd like to think these agencies are autonomous from political influences and the "political climate", but I'm more concerned about PRISM than NSA.
PRISM that Bush started?

You're another party hack and you know it.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925717 Jun 16, 2013
Emaen wrote:
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Provide proof that the White House was involved or STFU.
There was no "proof" Nixon was involved with Watergate...but his top advisors knew about it and tried to stonewall the facts too.

Very similar to "Obamagate".
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925718 Jun 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I made two distinct arguments and a qualifier, can't you count that high?
Your claim very few heard of Romney or Obama prior to being nominated is not true.

Since: Dec 12

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#925719 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
No matter how you attempt to spin it, the Congress authorized military force (war).
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/107/hjr...
They did not make a declaration of war and have not since 1942. Authorization for the use of force is not the same thing, only to modern aficionados of Imperial Executive authority.

There you go, defending big government again, they're gonna take away your plastic Teabagger card, you know, the one made in China.
Lincoln LCN

United States

#925720 Jun 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Too many people share far too much private information on their own.
But it's who's looking at what we don't voluntarily share and what they might do with it that's worrisome.
Yes! Facebook, MySpace etc

Assume that all electronic communication is monitored.

NSA and the Chinese.
President Obama's major discussion in Hawaii, with leader of China, last week, was regarding hacking.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925721 Jun 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Right, so which was the last country[ies] the US Congress issued a declaration of war against? Not passed funding legislation cooked up by the Executive.
Congress has the power to "declare war" in whichever manner it chooses.

This would be an interesting case for SCOTUS.
Lincoln LCN

United States

#925722 Jun 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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PRISM that Bush started?
You're another party hack and you know it.
"By memorandum of October 24, 1952, President Truman established the
National Security Agency (NSA)... "

Both parties are defending N S A.
Peace
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925723 Jun 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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You got some magic statistic saying those teachers are on the "left"?
Didn't think so. Carol used to be a teacher, she's certainly not a lefty. Besides, I have yet to see a school district protect a predator teacher going so far as unleashing them on a whole new crop of victims.
Yer a fuggin' idiot ya know that?
It's the progressive liberal climate in the public schools that has led to chaos.

Sort of like the radical liberalism in politics.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925724 Jun 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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"illegal"??
Must have missed that.
Okay, up to speed again.

The FBI is investigating the actions of the IRS agents.

Lerner claimed the fifth.

Yes, it was illegal.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#925725 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Did you miss that this was from the emails released recently that contained correspondence between the various members involved that night and the days following?
Irrelevant.

His testimony in the days following the attacks was treated as lies by you & your ilk.

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