Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263263 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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Whatever

Gering, NE

#930351 Jun 23, 2013
Mandela in critical condition.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#930352 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Mandela in critical condition.
where's 0?

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lily boca raton fl

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#930353 Jun 23, 2013
1. Surveillance has contributed to thwarting more than 50 terror plots since 9/11, according to the NSA.
NSA Director Keith Alexander testified that NSA surveillance has played a role in preventing more than 50 terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. FBI deputy director Sean Joyce provided an outline of four of those cases:

2. The NSA doesn't need court approval each time it searches Americans' phone records.

3. 10 NSA officials have permission to give information about US citizens to the FBI
There are 10 NSA officials—including Inglis and Alexander—involved in determining whether information collected about US citizens can be provided to the FBI. It can only be shared if there's independent evidence that the target has connections to a terrorist organization. Inglis said that if the information is found to be irrelevant, it must be destroyed. If the NSA mistakenly targets an American citizen, it must report this to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

4. Other countries are less transparent than the US, officials say.
Cole said that the FISA Amendments Act provides more due process than is afforded to citizens of European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Alexander added that "virtually all" countries have laws that compel telecommunications firms to turn over information on suspects.

5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.
NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/5-new...

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#930354 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Yeah, both are tiny compared to Rhode Island and Delaware.
And South Dakota ranks #1 in wind energy production. Once the Atlantic Backbone Wind Connection project is complete the wind energy produced and transmitted to the entire Atlantic regional greenhouse states, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey , New York, Rhode Island, etc. will grow enormously.
http://atlanticwindconnection.com/
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#930355 Jun 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Let's say that George Washington began the Food Stamp Program along with Free Cellphones. Also, let's say that JFK began the NSA, Hoover created the IRS and that Woodrow Wilson created the DOJ.
Now...tell me what in the hell does this all have to do with the Magic Negro abusing the hell out of these departments of government?
Gee, let's blame George, John, Herbert and Woodrow, huh?
Foolish Fool that you are.
fkoff you stupid racist polack closet queen
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930356 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You act like the poor don't pay taxes. Seems to me the real crybabies are those who don't want to lose their tax loopholes or have their dividends taxed like everyone else's income.
Fact: Prior to the Bush tax cuts in 2003, dividends were taxed at a higher rate than normal income and, guess what....we were FAR better off. Too bad we can't just rewind the clock and get rid of the Bush administration altogether.
When were dividends ever taxed at a higher rate than ordinary income?

Increasing dividend taxation to ordinary income levels will discourage investment, depress the stock market, and jeopardize the solvency of many pension funds and retirement accounts.

Some folks have generous government pensions. Others depend on dividends and interest from their investments for retirement income

All around great idea.

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NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#930357 Jun 23, 2013
American Lady wrote:
It hasn't worked, and it won't. Obama is a loose cannonball. He has only one guiding principle, the aggrandizement of his own ego. But just one Nobel Peace Prize, just one presidency, can never be enough for his insatiable needs. Obama will always need more. Obama wants to control everything except himself. That has always been a formula for tyranny, and Obama is no exception.
An Uncontrollable Ego
James Lewis
International leaders are beginning to look at Obama with open fear. Do they know something we don't? More
http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/us/TCFCLCFLVBGSRUR...
It hasn't worked, and it won't. Obama is a loose cannonball. He has only one guiding principle, the aggrandizement of his own ego. But just one Nobel Peace Prize, just one presidency, can never be enough for his insatiable needs. Obama will always need more. Obama wants to control everything except himself. That has always been a formula for tyranny, and Obama is no exception.
An Uncontrollable Ego
James Lewis
International leaders are beginning to look at Obama with open fear. Do they know something we don't? More
http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/city/danville-ky/T...
If what you say is true, why do you blame him for things he can't control like, the Boston bombing, the CIA scandal, & the fact that this country couldn't continue paying for 2 wars so he ended Iraq &, Afghanistan is winding down. Basically y'all blame him for most things that correlates directly to Bush.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#930358 Jun 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Let's say that George Washington began the Food Stamp Program along with Free Cellphones. Also, let's say that JFK began the NSA, Hoover created the IRS and that Woodrow Wilson created the DOJ.
Now...tell me what in the hell does this all have to do with the Magic Negro abusing the hell out of these departments of government?
Gee, let's blame George, John, Herbert and Woodrow, huh?
Foolish Fool that you are.
George Washington did something bigger than all that , he founded the first public corporation to build the largest public works project of his time in building the Erie Canal and opening the American West to expansion and development.

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#930359 Jun 23, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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I'm sure most Obama voters appreciate what America has given them. That's why you reelected him.
I won't disagree with you there. It is pretty apparent that Romney supporters were only out for themselves...America be damned. That is why they voted for him and LOST.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930360 Jun 23, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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It's all from Waxman, alias Edward W. Johnson of Windsor, CT.
He's got sockpuppets all over this thread.
It's No Surprise that he's a complete moron.
Hence, the name.
I made a single post earlier today, Nucular Nutjob.

I think everyone know who the paranoid moron is.

Grow up.

Since: Dec 12

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#930361 Jun 23, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>True. But what does the Fukushima plan design look like?
Same as BWR's in this country.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930362 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
1. Surveillance has contributed to thwarting more than 50 terror plots since 9/11, according to the NSA.
NSA Director Keith Alexander testified that NSA surveillance has played a role in preventing more than 50 terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. FBI deputy director Sean Joyce provided an outline of four of those cases:
2. The NSA doesn't need court approval each time it searches Americans' phone records.
3. 10 NSA officials have permission to give information about US citizens to the FBI
There are 10 NSA officials—including Inglis and Alexander—involved in determining whether information collected about US citizens can be provided to the FBI. It can only be shared if there's independent evidence that the target has connections to a terrorist organization. Inglis said that if the information is found to be irrelevant, it must be destroyed. If the NSA mistakenly targets an American citizen, it must report this to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
4. Other countries are less transparent than the US, officials say.
Cole said that the FISA Amendments Act provides more due process than is afforded to citizens of European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Alexander added that "virtually all" countries have laws that compel telecommunications firms to turn over information on suspects.
5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.
NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/5-new...
Using Soros funded Mother Jones is questionable.

But you Progressives need to get it together.

You are stating NSA can at will look through the data without a court order.

Here Feinstein is attempting to make it sound like searching the records must be court approved.

"Clapper’s terms—specific facts, particular basis—created an impression that the court applied these standards as a gatekeeper, case by case. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, added to that impression three days later. In an interview on This Week, Rogers described the court's role in the phone records program:“The court said,'Put all of that information in a box, and hold that information. And when you want to access that information, you have to use this very specific court-ordered approval process.'”

On June 12, NSA Director Keith Alexander gave a similar account. He told a Senate committee:

“What we create is a set of data, and we put it out here, and then only under specific times can we query that data.… So the methodology would be,‘Let's put into a secure environment call detail records.… We won't search that unless we have some reasonable, articulable suspicion about terrorist-related organizations.’ If we see that, we have to prove that we have that. Then, given that, we can now look and say,‘Who was this guy talking to in the United States and why?’”

Later in the hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein,(D-Calif.,) chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, read from a summary of the phone surveillance program. She said the NSA “can only look at that data after showing that there is a reasonable, articulable suspicion that a specific individual is involved in terrorism.” Feinstein asked Alexander whether her summary was accurate. He said it was."

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

So which is it lily?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930363 Jun 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>George Washington did something bigger than all that , he founded the first public corporation to build the largest public works project of his time in building the Erie Canal and opening the American West to expansion and development.
Totally off topic.

Since: Sep 08

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#930364 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That's an illusion every bit as grand as the right's fantasy of "less government".
In 2006 Democrats swept into Congress largely on the promise of ending the wars. Its been 7 years, longer than the wars had lasted before they took Congress.
WTF???
In case you haven't been paying attention, Congress is at a standstill. That is the answer to your "WTF".

Fact is, Obama never said he was going to "end the wars". He said he was going to end the war in Iraq; "refocus attention on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11" by moving our focus to Afghanistan; and build up Afghan forces so we could transition out. He has done all these things.

Since: Dec 12

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#930365 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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What are you mumbling about?
You need to state what your objection is.
What do you find bad about the whistle blower law? What do you think needs changed?
Or are you saying the Obama admin is corrupt and the whistle blower law does not protect individuals?
The entire mish-mash of whistle blower laws?

I'm saying the Obama administration is busy putting an end to whistle blowing and investigative journalism effectively ending government accountability.

Get it?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930366 Jun 23, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Fracking will turn out to be the most devastating environmental disasters to visit humanity.
Your ignorance concerning this issue is as dumb as your ignorance concerning coal.
Y'see, it's all geology, a subject you know nothing about. A field where I earn my living. The very idea that you can break the rocks deep in the earth's crust and have no fissures or cracks extending into aquifers or rivers is pure stupidity that only the truly ignorant can believe.
Likely you've never been to a fracking site. You have no idea what occurs there. It's not pretty, it's not clean, it's not safe.
When the potable water supplies are contaminated, there will be no turning back, as GE will get to sell every household in America filtration systems.
More corporate control of citizens.
Oh good, at least it won't be nuclear anymore.
LNC Llin

United States

#930367 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
1. Surveillance has contributed to thwarting more than 50 terror plots since 9/11, according to the NSA.
NSA Director Keith Alexander testified that NSA surveillance has played a role in preventing more than 50 terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. FBI deputy director Sean Joyce provided an outline of four of those cases:
2. The NSA doesn't need court approval each time it searches Americans' phone records.
3. 10 NSA officials have permission to give information about US citizens to the FBI
There are 10 NSA officials—including Inglis and Alexander—involved in determining whether information collected about US citizens can be provided to the FBI. It can only be shared if there's independent evidence that the target has connections to a terrorist organization. Inglis said that if the information is found to be irrelevant, it must be destroyed. If the NSA mistakenly targets an American citizen, it must report this to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
4. Other countries are less transparent than the US, officials say.
Cole said that the FISA Amendments Act provides more due process than is afforded to citizens of European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Alexander added that "virtually all" countries have laws that compel telecommunications firms to turn over information on suspects.
5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.
NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/5-new...
The next Republican president will keep the National Security State in place as well.

After the Boston attack, public questioned why the security services had NOT followed up on tips from Russia.

Remember

Peace

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930368 Jun 23, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet, the US isn't prepared.
And we'll know for sure when one of equal or bigger hits...
http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/ne...
Four things had to happen for Fuku to happen, had any one not happened we wouldn't be talking about it. Beyond design capacity earthquake and tsunami, loss of off-site power, and loss of back up generators. Even then it would have been contained to to a mere financial disaster had Tepco officers not been so afraid of fines, sanctions, and the regulator's ire that they wouldn't vent the hydrogen that was accumulating in the Reactor Buildings. The reactor vessels performed despite the severity of the circumstances, it was humans that fcked the pooch. Meanwhile, since the disaster the entire US fleet's being retro-fitted with the lessons learned from Fuku.
The FINAL Kingdom

Waynesboro, MS

#930369 Jun 23, 2013
WOW MUST SEE Obama destroyed & called a war criminal in Irish Parliament WOW MUST SEE
Watch:
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930370 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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The entire mish-mash of whistle blower laws?
I'm saying the Obama administration is busy putting an end to whistle blowing and investigative journalism effectively ending government accountability.
Get it?
Yes and agree

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