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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<quoted text>LOL... Blame someone idiot else because you're the bigot...
It's the culture...
Is it raining there Florida? What a monsoon season....

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That's my favorite part. On the clock of the earths time, how much space is taken up by human history? "Human history" sounds so impressive to these sheep.
If condensed into a 24 hour day about the last two seconds,
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Whatever wrote:
Witness at Zimmerman trial
Jeantel: Calling someone a "creepy-ass cracker" is not offensive.
It's the culture...
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If you couldn't find something to post from the Soros Echo chamber, you have nothing.
The Echo chamber is a rank partisan illusion. Reality not invited.
reality?

so tell me....where is the evidence that the social conservatives, of any ilk, of that era supported civil rights?

so you folks just keep offering up opinions based on....what?

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There ya go, let's change the subject. Good ol' E. You refuse to answer how the levels have risen by enormous amounts since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, gettting worse every year.
Tell us how well rock weathering is doing. The oceans have soaked up all they can. The'll keep trying, but We're overwhelming our natural world. HAHA Your cute internet searches are lame, as are you.
Let's make it simple. If nature could take care of all the excess co2 we're producing, how did it get to 400ppm from close to zero in less than 200 years?
Here's a chart of co2 emissions.
http://www.c2es.org/facts-figures/internation...
Your argument falls flat. As usual.
Why do you keep avoiding geological questions? How could a practicing geologist not know what an eir is? Every project you would have worked on would require an eir. Remember when you claimed to work on networks until I started asking too many questions? Now you're a geologist.
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Whatever wrote:
Witness at Zimmerman trial
Jeantel: Calling someone a "creepy-ass cracker" is not offensive.
Why is that reads out, to sound out, to be a little to auditorily literate?

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frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The U S Government already has been using carbon offsets in the factoring in logistical economic costs like diplomatic trips abroad. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php
That link works about as well as your brain, emoron.

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Still Banned In Britain: UK Reaffirms Ban On Michael Savage
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2011/05/25/still...
And? He scares them. Not something to be proud of.
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GM, remember the automaker we bailed out is now "bailing" on the United States building a plant in MEXICO
Interesting take on the Keystone thing too...

Is they sum big campagna donors livink in Mehico ...or just domestic corporate campagna donor mucks wanting to pad they wallets off the backs of cheap labor elsewhere?

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sonicfilter wrote:
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Still Banned In Britain: UK Reaffirms Ban On Michael Savage
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2011/05/25/still...
Oh wait, that was from 2011. Nothing to see here, move along.

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Do you have a reading comprehension problem? As the article clearly pointed out, SVTC intends to see that, instead of becoming electronic waste, solar panels are recycled.
Solar panels have an expected lifespan of at least 20 years so to claim they are polluting "now" is a bit of a stretch. I have no doubt that the industry will see to it that a responsible program will be implemented before a significant number of panels pile up.
"SolarWorld, has been recycling its own panels since 2003 at its main factory in Freiberg, Germany. That factory now receives broken panels from its U.S. plants in Camarillo, Calif., Hillsboro, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash."
"First Solar currently harvests cadmium and tellurium from its recycling program to use in new modules, even though buying it from a supplier is currently less expensive."
"Being truly sustainable -- and maintaining that green credibility -- is a powerful motivator for renewable energy companies."
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-ne...
Motherjones says you're an idiot. For once I agrer with them.
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Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Harriet Tubman Didn't Turn Themselves In, Why Should Edward Snowden?Is NSA leaker Edward Snowden not a “respectable” dissident and whistleblower because he violated the law and refused to turn himself in? Is that a stupid question? Should Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and John Brown have turned themselves in?If there's one thing House tea party Republicans, liberal Senate Democrats, the White House and corrupt TV talking heads from Fox to MSNBC all agree on, it's that Edward Snowden is an ungrateful thief with an exaggerated sense of his own importance. The fact that Snowden is no heroic whistleblower, is proved they say, by his not going through legal channels, by his theft of government and proprietary secrets, by his wilfull violation of confidentiality oaths and federal laws, and most of all by Snowden's international flight, and his completely unreasonable refusal to turn himself in for possible life imprisonment and likely torture.

SNOWDEN is what BLACKS used to be FREEDOM FIGHTERS,SEEKERS OF JUSTICE FREEDOM IS THE ENEMY OF THE STATE

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You forgot. It passed the Supreme Court, which you nitwits were certain it would fail. HAHA
Your Obamaphobia is duly noted.
I never claim it would fail, liar. But that has nothing to do with emorons post.
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James Corbett talks to Press TV about the Snowden manhunt and how it is detracting from both the content of the documents that he leaked and the fact that another NSA whistleblower, Russ Tice, has stepped forward with startling new revelations about NSA wiretapping.

http://intellihub.com/2013/06/26/media-ignori...
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Political Crossover: The Troubling Emergence of "Black Reaganism"The nation’s top Black Reaganite is quite open about his admiration for “The Gipper.” President Obama takes every opportunity to praise his racist, reactionary predecessor, and to emulate his politics. So do lots of Democrats of all colors. The truth is,“Reaganism never really left – it merely flowed through the pipelines of neoliberalism.”
During the 1976 Republican Presidential Primaries, then-candidate Ronald Reagan coined the term "Welfare Queen" as he detailed the story of an African-American woman from Chicago who was arrested after using multiple identities to collect over $150,000 worth of welfare benefits. Reagan's story had a purpose: to establish a connection between the "evils of taxation" and the consequences of "illegitimate" welfare programs that "rewarded laziness," and to relay this to an American electorate poised to identify a scapegoat for what they viewed as a "dying nation." The engine behind this message was the Republican Party's overtly racist "Southern Strategy," which formulated a conscious effort to "appeal to racist whites" who Republicans believed "could never forgive the Democratic Party for its support of civil rights and voting rights for Blacks." Reagan's implication, while purposely misleading, was ripe for the taking and tapped into America's deep-seated culture of white supremacy, misogyny, and classism – prompting a public discussion over social welfare programs and the need for higher levels of "personal responsibility" from those who relied on such.
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GM, remember the automaker we bailed out is now "bailing" on the United States building a plant in MEXICO
More evidence that Obama and the left are sellouts, raping the American taxpayer. Solyndra anyone?
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Meet the group the IRS actually denied: Democrats!
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/15/meet_the_grou...
'fair and balanced' didn't tell you that?
This article not only proves Fox is, in fact, fair and balanced but clarifies your argument.

WASHINGTON – Leaders of progressive groups say they, too, faced long delays in getting the Internal Revenue Service to approve their applications tax-exempt status but were not subjected to the same level of scrutiny that tea party groups complained about.

The revelation that such a wide array of groups may have received extra scrutiny is threatening to undercut the narrative of some Republican lawmakers that the IRS targeted enemies of the president during last year's presidential election.

Karen Kraushaar, a spokeswoman for the inspector general, however, said the term "tea party" included instructions to forward such cases to other agents for additional review. There were no such instructions accompanying the term "Progressive," she said.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/26/progress...

Your sources always forget the balanced part and, therefore, the fair part too.
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Fast forward thirty-two years – a period that witnessed the unveiling of neoliberalism, historic welfare drawbacks at the hands of a Democratic President (Clinton), and a disastrous eight years under the George W. Bush administration – to the election of America's "first Black President." For a nation whose history is littered with the horrors of genocide, slavery, and Jim Crow, Barack Obama's ascendancy to the highest office was an incredibly symbolic victory over a shameful past – a seemingly giant leap over the obstruction of institutionalized racism. While not specifically elaborated on, one could not help but recognize the campaign motto of "hope and change" as having a firm foundation in bridging the country's racial divide. To many Americans, electing a Black man to the White House equaled a proverbial cutting of the ribbon – the official opening to a "post-racial America," ready for the business of not only bridging this divide, but also of finally addressing the collective disenfranchisement of a Black population still feeling the effects of a horrible past.

“Reagan stepped up the war on drugs, which was really a war against people of color.”

It is no secret that Reaganism, in its original form, was especially unkind to the Black community. "The Reagan legacy is replete with examples of disrespect and outright hostility towards African-Americans," writes David Love in The Grio. "As governor of California, Ronald Reagan signed the Mulford Act , which prohibited the public carrying of firearms. The law was passed specifically as a direct response to the Black Panther Party." On the campaign trail, Reagan courted openly racist Dixiecrats in the South, championed the States Rights platform which was responsible for Jim Crow, and even referred to the historic Voting Rights Act as "humiliating to the South." While in office, Reagan "stepped up the war on drugs, which was really a war against people of color; waged an assault on labor unions ; cut programs of importance to African Americans; slashed low income housing under HUD and social programs such as Medicaid and food stamps that disproportionately impacted black people; attacked the government's civil rights infrastructure; sought to gut the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action; and waged war on the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada. Reagan even befriended the white supremacist government in South Africa, and vetoed a bill to impose sanctions against the apartheid regime."
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"Earned Income" is kinda the giveaway there. So they and their employer has paid payroll taxes in order to qualify for any credit.
Giveaway it is.

Too bad duh new an impwoved IRS is too lacking in math skills to figure that out.

Forget this robbinghoodietic MORE stealing from the above table working class people...they new and impwoved IRS OUGHT to tappped into the Check drawers and givvernment fweeriders system-and RECOUPING back from those who only take from that which givveth continually.

As in..living off the givverment social welfare programs (those who worked lifetimes and contributed and retirees excluded)...NO more takey---time to GIVE back to that from which they taketh!!!!!!!!!!
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It would seem far-fetched to attempt to establish a connection between the Reaganism of the 1980s and the emerging Black leaders of today. However, in reality, Reaganism never really left – it merely flowed through the pipelines of neoliberalism, gaining a near-omnipresence within America's socio-political structure. Considering its permeation through the 1990s into what was once considered the opposition – the Democratic Party – it only makes sense that this process would eventually reach outlying components of the former center-left.

“Obama has never shied away from his admiration for the former President.”

Symbolic victories don't always translate into real change. An Obama presidency, unfortunately, has proven to be no exception. In true Reaganesque fashion, Obama immediately "brought corporate executives into the White House, reached out to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and made compromise his new watchword. He also signed a surprise $858 billion tax cut that would have made Reagan weep with joy, and huddled with Reagan's former White House chief of staff Ken Duberstein for lessons learned when the Gipper governed amid economic troubles." Besides appointments and policies, Obama has never shied away from his admiration for the former President. In a January 2011 op-ed in the USA Today, Obama lauded Reagan for "his leadership in the world," his "gift for communicating his vision for America," and his ability to "recognize the American people's hunger for accountability and change." In a 2010 speech, Obama told a newspaper editorial board in Nevada, "I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not (by tapping into) what people were already feeling, which is - We want clarity, we want optimism."

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