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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Aunt Bettie Lou

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<quoted text>Really? So it's a race for race now?
wow.
More and more black people are finally realizing the democrats not only aren't doing anything to help them but don't care about doing anything to help them. They're waking up to the reality of having been made dependent and their children being forced to stay in crappy schools where other liberals don't care either.

It's a good thing - maybe not for the democrats but definitely for the black community and the country.

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No problem there. But rising prices and inflation are still very concerning. If the economy is drastically affected, it will affect us all in some way or another.
I'm also concerned about husband's 401k - as many others are, I assume.
Lessons of the 1930s
There could be trouble ahead

In 2008 the world dodged a second Depression by avoiding the mistakes that led to the first. But there are further lessons to be learned for both Europe and America

Dec 10th 2011

http://www.economist.com/node/21541388
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<quoted text>401k's will definitely be affected just like in 2008 when the crisis hit and it will be worse this time because of the deficit which I believe it will be like Germany economy back in 1930's during because they were so heavily in debt and when the US called in on the debt the German economy really tanked and inflation exploded in Germany.
Well, that's certainly not what I want to hear but why I'm concerned. We can only hope it won't come to that.

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<quoted text>If bushie boy had privatized SS, just think how 'wonderful' it would have been in 2008...
I know what you are saying there too but either way if it was privatized like how bush wanted to do it or keep it the way it is, either way it still is a loose loose proposition because as of individuals as the way Social Security stands and operates we have no rights to Social Security what so ever which is why I favor elimination of the program altogether or privatized and allow individiuals to do as they wish with their money.

Social Security’s Sham Guarantee

By Michael D. Tanner

May 29, 2005

How many times during the recent debate over Social Security reform have you heard someone refer to Social Security’s “guaranteed benefit”? The AARP says “Social Security is the guaranteed part of your retirement plan.” Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House, touts the system’s “guaranteed retirement benefit.” The liberal activist group ProtectYourCheck.org , headed by former Clinton chief of staff Harold Ickes, is running ads calling Social Security “a guarantee you earned.”

But Social Security benefits are not guaranteed.

They are not guaranteed legally because workers have no contractual or property rights to any benefits whatsoever. In two landmark cases, Flemming v. Nestor(1960) and Helvering v. Davis(1937), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Social Security taxes are not contributions or savings, but simply taxes, and that Social Security benefits are simply a government spending program, no different than, say, farm price supports. Congress and the president may change, reduce, or even eliminate benefits at any time.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/s...
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<quoted text>It's amazing how you lie son....
.... or fail to comprehend
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I think it's both since you consistently work at being an idiot. From your article.....
"...Gallup's longest-running measure of abortion views, established in 1975, asks Americans if abortion should be legal in all circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances. Since 2001, at least half of Americans have consistently chosen the middle position, saying abortion should be legal under certain circumstances, and the 52% saying this today is similar to the 50% in May 2011...."
This is the part I liked.

The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July.

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More and more black people are finally realizing the democrats not only aren't doing anything to help them but don't care about doing anything to help them. They're waking up to the reality of having been made dependent and their children being forced to stay in crappy schools where other liberals don't care either.
It's a good thing - maybe not for the democrats but definitely for the black community and the country.
Jackson says welfare, not slavery destroys black families

Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:30 pm | Updated: 11:55 pm, Thu Jun 20, 2013.

BY MARKUS SCHMIDT Richmond Times-Dispatch




At a Juneteenth event in Newport News, E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said that slavery did not destroy black families, but government welfare programs launched in the 1960s caused them to deteriorate.

Speaking before a small crowd at King-Lincoln Park Wednesday, not too far from where the first African slaves entered the Colonies, Jackson referred to his great-grandparents, who were slaves and sharecroppers in Orange County.


“I am a direct descendent of slaves. My grandfather was born there to a father and a mother who had been slaves. And by the way, their family was more intact than the black family is today,” Jackson said.

“I’m telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family, even though it certainly was an attack on the black family. It made it difficult,” he said.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regio...

Black GOP Candidate: Social Welfare Programs Harm Blacks More Than Slavery (Video)

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-black-...

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Well, that's certainly not what I want to hear but why I'm concerned. We can only hope it won't come to that.
I agree but with all these entitlement programs we have now which during the Great Depression we didnt have here in the US are compounding and making the problem I believe worse besides which is helping to drive the Federal Deficit up that is out of Control which is going to bring the inevitable another recession but worse.
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<quoted text>Jackson says welfare, not slavery destroys black families
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:30 pm | Updated: 11:55 pm, Thu Jun 20, 2013.
BY MARKUS SCHMIDT Richmond Times-Dispatch
At a Juneteenth event in Newport News, E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said that slavery did not destroy black families, but government welfare programs launched in the 1960s caused them to deteriorate.
Speaking before a small crowd at King-Lincoln Park Wednesday, not too far from where the first African slaves entered the Colonies, Jackson referred to his great-grandparents, who were slaves and sharecroppers in Orange County.
“I am a direct descendent of slaves. My grandfather was born there to a father and a mother who had been slaves. And by the way, their family was more intact than the black family is today,” Jackson said.
“I’m telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family, even though it certainly was an attack on the black family. It made it difficult,” he said.
http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regio...
Black GOP Candidate: Social Welfare Programs Harm Blacks More Than Slavery (Video)
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-black-...
It will be a great shift if blacks raise themselves out of the mire of dependency the democrats apparently think they belong.
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This is the part I liked.
The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July.
Well that's fine.

I understand

You don't want choice.

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It will be a great shift if blacks raise themselves out of the mire of dependency the democrats apparently think they belong.
I know it.

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Just another freeloading leftist warthog rooting for truffles....
Ah, yes. Dem truffles....

Truffles only grow in very special Socialist soils...

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Stock market takes another dive today wiping out its gains in May and June.
How concerned should we be if we're not an investor or wealthy?
Just finished watching PBS Newshour.

A new study shows that people who even accidentally come into increased wealth begin behaving like they deserve it. And people who fall in wealth begin to act mote altruistic and generous toward others. Bottom line: rich people are azzholes and poor people are nice.

The source of this study?

UC Berkely.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ......

'nough said.

"Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!"

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Gallup: 59% of Americans want all or almost all abortions made illegal
http://www.gallup.com/poll/154838/Pro-Choice-...
LOL. The Gallop poll has been a running joke ever since it showed Mitt Romney with an insurmountable lead over Barack Obama. LMAO

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Obama's Rotten Road Trip
First he mistook Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer for a soul singer, calling him Jeffrey Osborne instead of George. Then he explained to an audience in sectarian Belfast that, in the interests of religious harmony, Catholics ought not to have their own schools. Finally, sweating in the hot sun and without his TelePrompTer, he stumbled through a nearly incoherent speech at the Brandenburg Gate that almost nobody attended.
Throw in the cold shoulders from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia President Vladimir Putin, the ridicule of the British press (“just another lame duck”) and the disappointment of the German media which had expected another walking-on-water moment like candidate Obama’s 2008 speech at the Victory Column, and it was not a successful foreign adventure for President Obama.
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/21/obamas-r...
Heck, they liked him in Kenya. Maybe he should try his crap there.

Come to think of it.....$100 million vacation comin' right up, eh?

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Is this the "conservative hour"? Where'd the other side go?
They're licking each other.

I hope it's just licking wounds....
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<quoted text>It's amazing how you lie son....
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I think it's both since you consistently work at being an idiot. From your article.....
"...Gallup's longest-running measure of abortion views, established in 1975, asks Americans if abortion should be legal in all circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances. Since 2001, at least half of Americans have consistently chosen the middle position, saying abortion should be legal under certain circumstances, and the 52% saying this today is similar to the 50% in May 2011...."
"Additionally, a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center recorded an eight percentage-point decline since last August in those saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases, from 54% to 46%. The percentage saying abortion should be legal in only a few or no cases increased from 41% to 44% over the same period. As a result, support for the two broad positions is now about even, sharply different from most polling on this question since 1995, when the majority has typically favored legality."

The increase in the 'no abortion' group has grown and the combination with the middle group means the majority favor no or limited abortions.

Not that hard to understand.

Also note-
" A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995."

So, the opinions are shifting as noted in the survey.
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They're licking each other.
I hope it's just licking wounds....
Are you done licking yourself son?
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<quoted text>Government money?
The government has no money other than that stolen from the taxpayers.

After the government steals your money for years, time to get even.

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<quoted text>I have facts-and aspartame was nothing but bad science,but anyone is free to use it. It was banned by the FDA twice.
It all starts in the mid 1960&#8242;s with a company called G.D. Searle. One of their chemists accidentally creates aspartame while trying to create a cure for stomach ulcers. Searle decides to put aspartame through a testing process which eventually leads to its approval by the FDA. Not long after, serious health effects begin to arise and G.D. Searle comes under fire for their testing practices. It is revealed that the testing process of Aspartame was among the worst the investigators had ever seen and that in fact the product was unsafe for use. Aspartame triggers the first criminal investigation of a manufacturer put into place by the FDA in 1977. By 1980 the FDA bans aspartame from use after having 3 independent scientists study the sweetener. It was determined that one main health effects was that it had a high chance of inducing brain tumors. At this point it was clear that aspartame was not fit to be used in foods and banned is where it stayed, but not for long.
Early in 1981 Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (who is a former Secretary of Defense.. surprise surprise) vowed to “call in his markers,” to get it approved. January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, Searle took the steps to re-apply aspartame’s approval for use by the FDA. Ronald Reagans’ new FDA commissioner Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry’s decision. It did not take long for the panel to decide 3-2 in favor of maintaining the ban of aspartame. Hull then decided to appoint a 6th member to the board, which created a tie in the voting, 3-3. Hull then decided to personally break the tie and approve aspartame for use. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and then took a position with Burston-Marsteller. Burstone-Marstella is the chief public relations firm for both Monsanto and GD Searle. Since that time he has never spoken publicly about aspartame.
You *COULD* be correct on this but from what I've read doing just a cursory internet run....

* The internet is rife with Conspiracy Theories and Phony Science.

* The reasons that Aspartame was approved and that the FDA pulled its approval later was because of faulty testing that was brought to its attention and not because of any sickness attributed to Aspartame use.

But I'm no aficionado of Food Additive bunk and the such. Plus, Snopes seems to show that no evidence suggests a link between Aspartame usage and neurological damage.

Heck, I even looked up my name (Polish heritage) online and found that I'm a wealthy Brazilian Land Owner with links to Nazi Party members hiding out there after the Big War:].
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No problem there. But rising prices and inflation are still very concerning. If the economy is drastically affected, it will affect us all in some way or another.
I'm also concerned about husband's 401k - as many others are, I assume.
Time for caution, but not panic.

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