Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278355 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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Since: Dec 12

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#930382 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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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?
Soros-funded???

That's y'all's problem, if it sounds good enough to you that it SHOULD be the truth you run with it regardless of its authenticity.

In most circles its known as "lying".

Since: Dec 12

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#930383 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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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.
I'm not talking about Obama specifically and Congress didn't hit its "standstill" until 2011, four years after the D's took over.

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#930384 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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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
Yup, the only change will be the worsening of things.

Since: Jul 11

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#930385 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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So, you're saying that the NSA has enough to blackmail Obama?
More like they have a enough material to bury the Republican movement, so be very afraid. off shore accounts, tax dodgers, sex scandals, misappropriation of gov funds, made up political scandals, its all there waiting to be told.

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#930386 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You are crying wolf.
FACT: The U.S. economy was far better off when the maximum tax on dividends was nearly 40 percent and people actually saved for their retirement rather than gambled on the stock market.
Low-interest monetary policy that's been going on for the last 15-20 years or so not only fueled the tech, credit and housing bubbles but has also discouraged savings driving individual savings to its lowest level in the post-war era.

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#930387 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
It is wild on Twitter.
The Wiki-leaks Snowden has united individuals of various political leanings together. Supporters and opponents come from each political group -conservative, Progressive and Libertarian.
Of course the Wiki-leak crowd has him as a hero. Sarah Harrison from Wiki-leak is his traveling companion. She is an adviser to Julian Assange who is holed up at an Ecuador embassy in the UK.
Hang on, you guys were calling him a "Hero" last week, now he is a scumbag because wiki leaks are looking after him. Why didn't you donate for his escape?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930388 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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So they've already granted it? Last I heard they were going to decide when he applied in person on Venezuelan soil.
I can see their point, why stick their necks out when he may not even make it to Venezuela?
I heard was it Ecuador the same country that has Assange holed up in their embassy in the UK.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930389 Jun 23, 2013
Death,
I picked it up on a news feed a couple hours ago and not sure which News Media reported it.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#930390 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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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.
It's pretty twisted when government assistance is the new American Dream and succeeding on your own is seen as greedy and evil. Goes to show how far you've debased your principles and how cheaply you'd sell your soul.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930391 Jun 23, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Hang on, you guys were calling him a "Hero" last week, now he is a scumbag because wiki leaks are looking after him. Why didn't you donate for his escape?
Who is you guys?
Patriot

Brighton, CO

#930393 Jun 23, 2013
CASINO CRONY KICKBACK: Reid, Heller Slip Las Vegas Tourism Handout into Immigration Bill

The provision was inserted into the immigration law enforcement section of the bill despite the fact that it has nothing whatsoever to do with "immigration" or "law enforcement."

On page 66 of the repackaged bill, the following provision appears:


“CORPORATION FOR TRAVEL PROMOTION.—Sec- 9(d)(2)(B) of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (22 U.S.C. 2131(d)(2)(B)) is amended by striking ‘‘For each of fiscal years 2012 through 2015,’’ and inserting ‘‘For each fiscal year after 2012.”

The Travel Promotion Act (TPA) of 2009 allows the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to spend up to $100 million on promoting travel to specific areas of the country. If the provision Reid and Heller inserted into the proposed immigration reform legislation becomes law, the benefits of the TPA would be extended indefinitely...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Since: Jul 11

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#930394 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I heard was it Ecuador the same country that has Assange holed up in their embassy in the UK.
He is most likely going to Cuba, Ecuador, or Iceland. As Iceland has the only banking system in the world you can channel funds through to donate to Wikileaks. However they got around that after the rest were closed off after threats of being prosecuted by US gov.

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#930395 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Who is you guys?
Galt and Aunt Bettie were two singing his praises
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930397 Jun 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No, you brought up public works projects like the Food Stamp program so, it's very relevant as it goes to historical perspective. The U S Government has always been in the business of picking winners and losers and the Food Stamp program was to pick the poor as potential winners.
Give it up Johnny!



Why do you think you get so many lemons?

As a typical Democrat, you have no common sense, or ability to take things in context.

Libtard on, Rapunzel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930398 Jun 23, 2013
Democrats are like 7th grade girls. Everything is based on emotion.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930399 Jun 23, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Galt and Aunt Bettie were two singing his praises
I admit I do not read all posts here. BUT,

The last post I did read from Bettie was what most Americans would say if polled

Is it good Americans knows about NSA keeping data on all citizens? Yes
Was it right for Snowden to share info with foreign governments? No

It is two prong like NSA itself
-Do you approve of NSA tracking foreign terrorist? Yes
-Do you approve of NSA keeping data on ordinary citizens? No
LNC Llin

United States

#930400 Jun 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Democrats are like 7th grade girls. Everything is based on emotion.
politics seems based on emotion and dominated by television.
LNC Llin

United States

#930401 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I admit I do not read all posts here. BUT,
The last post I did read from Bettie was what most Americans would say if polled
Is it good Americans knows about NSA keeping data on all citizens? Yes
Was it right for Snowden to share info with foreign governments? No
It is two prong like NSA itself
-Do you approve of NSA tracking foreign terrorist? Yes
-Do you approve of NSA keeping data on ordinary citizens? No
freedom vs security?
When people are scared they often choose security.
Do we want a national security state?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#930402 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...
Mother Jones would defend Josef Stalin and Hugo Chavez.

So what's your point?

“Blood Type B - Attitude B +”

Since: Mar 08

Felton California

#930403 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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What is your point?
What action do you suggest?
Awareness, speaking out , and discussion without the preconceived idea that we always know the whole story. When the system itself has been corrupted, pitting one side against the other doesn't fix the system.

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