Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250068 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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“Is that all you've got?”

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#933829 Jun 27, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Fergit the Mensa crazy BS.
You sound Menstrual Crazy, hunee.
lily's doctor likely cringed at diagnosing her particular brand of hysteria...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_womb

...lacking the proper accouterments of restraint for a wandering, waeful womb...with fangs.

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John Galt

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#933830 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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In other words...NIMBY. Got it.
Locate solar generators in cities where the power demand exists, reducing the need for transmission corridors.

How about covering the Empire State Building with solar panels, with virtually no impact to the environment/

Win-win

Of course, Galt sees an immediate problem with urban solar problems...difficult for the sunshine to penetrate the graffiti.

But, yes, NIMBY, that's why you people want to destroy the desert instead of your urban paradises.

Remember the wind power facilities off Hyannisport killed by the Kennedys?

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#933831 Jun 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You shouldn't talk about things you don't understand son.
"yuck"
Hey boy, you should not talk about anything because you understand nothing.
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John Galt

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#933832 Jun 27, 2013
http://cironline.org/reports/license-plate-re...

When the city of San Leandro, Calif., purchased a license-plate reader for its police department in 2008, computer security consultant Michael Katz-Lacabe asked the city for a record of every time the scanners had photographed his car.

The results shocked him.

The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of license plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. Katz-Lacabe said it had photographed his two cars on 112 occasions, including one image from 2009 that shows him and his daughters stepping out of his Toyota Prius in their driveway.

That photograph, Katz-Lacabe said, made him “frightened and concerned about the magnitude of police surveillance and data collection.” The single patrol car in San Leandro equipped with a plate reader had logged his car once a week on average, photographing his license plate and documenting the time and location.

At a rapid pace, and mostly hidden from the public, police agencies throughout California have been collecting millions of records on drivers and feeding them to intelligence fusion centers operated by local, state and federal law enforcement.

With heightened concern over secret intelligence operations at the National Security Agency, the localized effort to track drivers highlights the extent to which the government has committed to collecting large amounts of data on people who have done nothing wrong.

A year ago, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center – one of dozens of law enforcement intelligence-sharing centers set up after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 – signed a $340,000 agreement with the Silicon Valley firm Palantir to construct a database of license-plate records flowing in from police using the devices across 14 counties, documents and interviews show.

The extent of the center’s data collection has never been revealed. Neither has the involvement of Palantir, a Silicon Valley firm with extensive ties to the Pentagon and intelligence agencies. The CIA’s venture capital fund, In-Q-Tel, has invested $2 million in the firm.

The jurisdictions supplying license-plate data to the intelligence center stretch from Monterey County to the Oregon border. According to contract documents, the database will be capable of handling at least 100 million records and be accessible to local and state law enforcement across the region.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Northern California will be able to access the data, as will state and federal authorities.

In the Bay Area, at least 32 government agencies use license-plate readers. The city of Piedmont decided to install them along the border with Oakland, and the Marin County enclave of Tiburon placed plate scanners and cameras on two roads leading into and out of town.

Law enforcement agencies throughout the region also have adopted the technology. Police in Daly City, Milpitas and San Francisco have signed agreements to provide data from plate readers to the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center. A Piedmont document indicates that city is also participating, along with Oakland, Walnut Creek, Alameda and the California Highway Patrol.

Katz-Lacabe, who was featured in a Wall Street Journal story last year, said he believes the records of his movements are too revealing for someone who has done nothing wrong. With the technology, he said,“you can tell who your friends are, who you hang out with, where you go to church, whether you’ve been to a political meeting.”

Lt. Randall Brandt of the San Leandro police said,“It’s new technology, we’re learning as we go, but it works 100 times better than driving around looking for license plates with our eyes.”

The intelligence center database will store license-plate records for up to two years, regardless of data retention limits set by local police departments.

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#933833 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona), running for the Republican Party nomination in the upcoming presidential election, gives an interview in which he discusses the use of low-yield atomic bombs in North Vietnam to defoliate forests and destroy bridges, roads, and railroad lines bringing supplies from communist China. During the storm of criticism that followed, Goldwater tried to back away from these drastic actions, claiming that he did not mean to advocate the use of atomic bombs but was "repeating a suggestion made by competent military people." Democrats painted Goldwater as a warmonger who was overly eager to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam. Though he won his party's nomination, Goldwater was never able to shake his image as an extremist in Vietnam policies. This image was a key factor in his crushing defeat by opponent Lyndon B. Johnson, who took about 61 percent of the vote to Goldwater's 39 percent.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/go...
"sonic"
And lbj was not a war monger, lbj who sent over 50,000 young American's to their death in Nam?
Be honest, just once.
Peace
KMA
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#933834 Jun 27, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The Earth has been warming for over 10,000 years.
The Earth has been without the polar ice caps multiple times in recent Earth history.
Every time the ice caps melsted the lowland areas were flooded as the sea transgressed.
The ice caps will melt even if humans never existed.
What are you clowns doing to prepare for this certainty?
I'll tell you. You're wasting everything promoting some bullshit theory you have to invent fraudulent science to "prove" to serve some political agenda.
How about faceing reality and planning for the inevitable melting of the ice caps and the rise of sea level, flooding every city in every country near the coast.
Gotta feel for some of those places in the remotes of Alaska already.

Must be all those "emmissions" from whale blubber fires.

(and a few remote south pacific islands... which are actually volcanic atolls naturally subjected to natures own changes-but let's just blame it awrl on coal for the sake of some dat dare poliTically correct(less) all hail zee genierous messiauh and all dat "whateva" stuff !)

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06...
too funnyman

New York, NY

#933835 Jun 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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I told you to zip it.
They lied through their collective teeth about that stupid video for days and even weeks. Obama was the last one after Hillary and Panetta to finally admit it was a terrorist attack. It was two weeks later and after he stood in front of the UN still blaming that stupid video.
Now shut the hell up. Go light some incense on your Obama altar and chant or something.
lol

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#933836 Jun 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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A ridiculous claim, but the fact that progressive groups were also flagged weakens the Teabaggers argument a lot.
"nutsucker"
"dumos" out. "nutsucker in".
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KMA

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#933837 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Like I said, the roi is quick if all you're doing is heating water.
Maybe you could try googling reading comprehension.
Kinda reminds anyone of rolling daily power outages in Caliphonybrokia on a regular basis, where generators are needed for back up. Uhoh and darn...there goes that carbon footprint on fuel usage again!!!!!!!!
(wonder what haz mat fees are on acrid battrees?)

http://www.solarsolutions.com.np/extra/Septem...

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#933838 Jun 27, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"Eman"
"sonic" wishes the US would deny the anti-Islam bloggers the right of free speech.
Peace
didn't know our Constitution applied to Britain.

and Geller & crew have a website that seems to still be spewing hate.

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#933839 Jun 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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When you Tea Party whiners try to gain tax exempt status not meant for political groups then the IRS is doing their jobs.
If you wren't o GD dumb & knew the requirements, you wouldn't be dumb enogh to put "Tea Party" in your group's name.
Quit blaming the IRS for Tea Party stupidity.
"real dumb"
Why did the IRS not target, Progressives For A Socialist Society? The group that actively campaigned for nobama.
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TheIndependentMa jority

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#933840 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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40 miles in the l.a. area could take 2 hours travel time. All you know you've learned from google u.
Is that AFTER the smog lifts daily and the blackouts are at minimum load shift?

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sonicfilter

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#933841 Jun 27, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"sonic"
And lbj was not a war monger, lbj who sent over 50,000 young American's to their death in Nam?
Be honest, just once.
Peace
KMA
commie.

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#933842 Jun 27, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"nutsucker"
"dumos" out. "nutsucker in".
Peace
KMA
You noticed.

Jekyll and Hyde.

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#933843 Jun 27, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Al Gore buys his carbon off-sets credits from himself--the Generation Investment Management LLP, "an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C." of which he is both chairman and founding partner you idiot.
Al Gore: world's first carbon billionaire? Who do you buy your carbon offset credits from for that Z-350 Greg??
It's the culture..
The same place I have for the Mercedes and BMW, a roof full of solar panels plus a carbon tax. No doubt you can google earth it and see. Where do you buy yours for the swamp boat.

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#933844 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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sprained ankle? so he could win government contracts.
A sports injury from school. That he got some doctor to declare as military aggravated. Got 30% disability and gov contracts.

Unbelievable, but it happened
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933845 Jun 27, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Kinda reminds anyone of rolling daily power outages in Caliphonybrokia on a regular basis, where generators are needed for back up. Uhoh and darn...there goes that carbon footprint on fuel usage again!!!!!!!!
(wonder what haz mat fees are on acrid battrees?)
http://www.solarsolutions.com.np/extra/Septem...
Every system dependent on wind or solar power requires a dependable backup source, most likely gas turbines.

So the consumers must pay for the capital cost of two complete power generators.

Makes sense, right.

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John Galt

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#933846 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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didn't know our Constitution applied to Britain.
and Geller & crew have a website that seems to still be spewing hate.
OK. So then we can ban British citizens whose speech is offensive?

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TheIndependentMa jority

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#933847 Jun 27, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You continually confuse nationality race & religion. The Saudi's are Arabs! What you call an Arab terrorist Empire is really just Muslim territory but, want to correlate all into one. Genius but, it doesn't work with me. Explain this, how was the surge working but, it eventually didn't work? Who stopped it from totally working? If you want to get technical, all Bush & the surge did was spread the terrorist cells. It was working so well that bin Laden slipped right between their fingers & held fort in neighboring Pakistan! 1 thing y'all will never answer is why was Bush doing business with a known global terrorist! I man bin laden was on Americas to 10 wanted fugitives list. Guess that flew right over your head huh?
Then WTH are we STILL doing hopping on over there..to Libya, in the midst of an Arab spring...while (already) departing from Afghanistan?
Wasn't one country ENOUGH to have to be hated in already?

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TheIndependentMa jority

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#933848 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Every system dependent on wind or solar power requires a dependable backup source, most likely gas turbines.
So the consumers must pay for the capital cost of two complete power generators.
Makes sense, right.
If anyone's an idiot maybe. <eyeroll>

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