Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457546 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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WOW

New York, NY

#944897 Jul 15, 2013
YES THEY LEARNED THEM WELL Steps in the Decognition Process
Once the initial conversion is effected, cults, armed services, and similar groups cannot have cynicism among their members. Members must respond to commands and do as they are told, otherwise they are dangerous to the organizational control. This is normally accomplished as a three-step ˜ Decognition Process.

Alertness reduction
Step One is alertness reduction: The controllers cause the nervous system to malfunction, making it difficult to distinguish between fantasy and reality. This can be accomplished in several ways. poor diet is one; watch out for Brownies and Koolaid. The sugar throws the nervous system off. More subtle is the "spiritual diet" used by many cults. They eat only vegetables and fruits; without the grounding of grains, nuts, seeds, dairy products, fish or meat, an individual becomes mentally "spacey." Inadequate sleep is another primary way to reduce alertness, especially when combined with long hours of work or intense physical activity. Also, being bombarded with intense and unique experiences achieves the same result.

Programmed Confusion
Step Two is programmed confusion: You are mentally assaulted while your alertness is being reduced as in Step One. This is accomplished with a deluge of new information, lectures, discussion groups, encounters or one-to-one processing, which usually amounts to the controller bombarding the individual with questions. During this phase of decognition, reality and illusion often merge and perverted logic is likely to be accepted.

Thought Stopping
Step Three is thought stopping: Techniques are used to cause the mind to go "flat." These are altered-state-of-consciousness techniques that initially induce calmness by giving the mind something simple to deal with and focusing awareness. The continued use brings on a feeling of elation and eventually hallucination. The result is the reduction of thought and eventually, if used long enough, the cessation of all thought and withdrawal from everyone and everything except that which the controllers direct. The takeover is then complete. It is important to be aware that when members or participants are instructed to use "thought-stopping" techniques, they are told that they will benefit by so doing: they will become "better soldiers" or "find enlightenment."

Thought Stopping Techniques

Marching
There are three primary techniques used for thought stopping. The first is marching: the thump, thump, thump beat literally generates self-hypnosis and thus great susceptibility to suggestion.

GUN CONTEOL = PEOPLE CONTROL

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#944898 Jul 15, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
T lived in the neighborhood!
He had every right to be there!
That is why everyone is so upset.
Wake up battty! Wake up!
........
<quoted text>
So, he should have thanked Zimmerman for helping make his own neighborhood safer, right?
WOW

New York, NY

#944899 Jul 15, 2013
AMERICA YOU DIDNT DO IT BY YOURSELF True Believers and Mass Movements
Before ending this section on conversion, I want to talk about the people who are most susceptible to it and about Mass Movements. I am convinced that at least a third of the population is what Eric Hoffer calls "true believers." They are joiners and followers...people who want to give away their power. They look for answers, meaning, and enlightenment outside themselves.

Hoffer, who wrote "The True Believer", a classic on mass movements, says, "true believers are not intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self, but are those craving to be rid of unwanted self. They are followers, not because of a desire for self-advancement, but because it can satisfy their passion for self-renunciation!" Hoffer also says that true believers "are eternally incomplete and eternally insecure"!

I know this from my own experience. In my years of communicating concepts and conducting trainings, I have run into them again and again. All I can do is attempt to show them that the only thing to seek is the True Self within. Their personal answers are to be found there and there alone. I communicate that the basics of spirituality are self-responsibility and self-actualization. But most of the true believers just tell me that I'm not spiritual and go looking for someone who will give them the dogma and structure they desire.

Never underestimate the potential danger of these people. They can easily be molded into fanatics who will gladly work and die for their holy cause. It is a substitute for their lost faith in themselves and offers them as a substitute for individual hope. The Moral Majority is made up of true believers. All cults are composed of true believers. You'll find them in politics, churches, businesses, and social cause groups. They are the fanatics in these organizations.

Mass Movements will usually have a charismatic leader. The followers want to convert others to their way of living or impose a new way of life--if necessary, by legislating laws forcing others to their view, as evidenced by the activities of the Moral Majority. This means enforcement by guns or punishment, for that is the bottomline in law enforcement.

A common hatred, enemy, or devil is essential to the success of a mass movement. The Born-Again Christians have Satan himself, but that isn't enough--they've added the occult, the New Age thinkers and, lately, all those who oppose their integration of church and politics, as evidenced in their political reelection campaigns against those who oppose their views. In revolutions, the devil is usually the ruling power or aristocracy. Some human-potential movements are far too clever to ask their graduates to join anything, thus labeling themselves as a cult--but, if you look closely, you'll find that their devil is anyone and everyone who hasn't taken their training.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Rocky Mount, NC

#944900 Jul 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Go throw your rocks at the Hispanics that actually lived in the neighborhood. O'bama and the democrats hate hispanics. Martin didn't live there--what school was he going to?
When guests stay at your condo they are not allowed out?

HE LIVED THERE!

allowed to be there, never broke a law.

Z killed that kid. Stalked him. Cowardly.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#944901 Jul 15, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
I know!
WTF!
They have ruined this nation.
THE GENIUS IS ON IT!
GO OBAMA......FIX THE GOP MESS.
Just how stupid is Ruth Chambers Holt?

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/kennett-mo/TB...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#944902 Jul 15, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>if Trayvon Martin had been shot for looking at someone the wrong way while in any inner city housing project, it would have been news at all.
and as i posted earlier, where was the outrage from Obama and media coverage when the black teen shot and killed the 2 year old white Hispanic toddler in the face during a robbery a few months ago?
where is the ft hood trial coverage or does that not count because most of the victims do not resemble a son Obama would have had?
how much attention did the media give to the Gosnell murder trail? or is ok for the media to ignore news which interferes with its political agenda?
Race only matters to this administration when it makes white people and even "white Hispanics" - if you can believe it - out to be the bad guys.

Black on black crimes and hate crimes committed by blacks don't make it on their radar.

Even a white policeman trying to protect a black professor's home is considered in the wrong before knowing all the facts.

And Lily thought I was exaggerating when I said this president is all about payback. "GD America!" "I was never proud of my country before..."

Obama represents the black community and whites with enough white guilt who keep him in office.

The rest of us are going to pay dearly with Obamacare and less income for the working middle class for the sins of the past committed primarily by southern democrats - again, if you can believe it.

Obama should heed JFK's advise: "A rising tide lifts all boats."

Obama just doesn't get the "rising tide" part. He thinks some of us should be stranded on the shore so others can be kept afloat.

Or course, Obama might just need a course in macroeconomics. But I don't think that would make any difference. Not to him.

It's really not good where we are. But it's those who elected him that are the most concerning to me.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#944903 Jul 15, 2013
George Zimmerman: Judge, Jury, Executioner

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#944904 Jul 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Who screamed. Who was stronger. Who called whom what and when and why are all details to warm the heart of a cable news producer with 24 hours to fill. Strip them all away and the truth remains that Martin's heart would still be beating if Zimmerman had not chased him down and shot him.
There is no doubt about who the aggressor was here. It appears that the only reason the two interacted at all, physically or otherwise, is that Zimmerman believed it was his civic duty to apprehend an innocent teenager who caused suspicion by his existence alone.
Appeals for calm in the wake of such a verdict raise the question of what calm there can possibly be in a place where such a verdict is possible. Parents of black boys are not likely to feel calm. Partners of black men are not likely to feel calm. Children with black fathers are not likely to feel calm. Those who now fear violent social disorder must ask themselves whose interests are served by a violent social order in which young black men can be thus slain and discarded.
But while the acquittal was shameful it was not a shock.
It took more than six weeks after Martin's death for Zimmerman to be arrested and only then after massive pressure both nationally and locally. Those who dismissed this as a political trial (a peculiar accusation in the summer of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden) should bear in mind that it was politics that made this case controversial.
Charging Zimmerman should have been a no-brainer. He was not initially charged because Florida has a "stand your ground" law whereby deadly force is permitted if the person "reasonably believes" it is necessary to protect their own life, the life of another or to prevent a forcible felony.
Since it was Zimmerman who stalked Martin, the question remains: what ground is a young black man entitled to and on what grounds may he defend himself? What version of events is there for that night in which Martin gets away with his life? Or is it open season on black boys after dark?
Zimmerman's not guilty verdict will be contested for years to come. But he passed judgement on Trayvon that night summarily.
"Fucking punks," Zimmerman told the police dispatcher that night. "These assholes. They always get away."
So true it's painful. And so predictable it hurts.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/15/1223...
You may want to start with actual facts, dufus.

Hoodieman pursued Zimmerman and attacked him after he called his girlfriend and told her that was what he was going to do.

"Fucking punks" .... I hear a lot of cops saying the same thing.
"These assholes. They always get away." I hear a lot of victims of burglary saying the same thing.

A version of events that may have saved Hoodieman's life (that night) would include him not pursuing Zimmerman and attacking him and bashing his head against a concrete sidewalk.
Of course, that wouldn't help when Hoodieman is gunned down by a rival gang.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Rocky Mount, NC

#944905 Jul 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a solution to the gun violence epidemic in this country....
The vast majority of the gun violence occurs in places like, oh, say, for example Chicago, where there already exists the most stringent gun laws in the country.
But, nobody is enforcing these laws. So....
The reaction of a trained dog has been ruled to be just cause for a search warrant over and over again.
Train dogs to find guns.
Patrol the streets of the south side of Chicago with these dogs.
Arrest anyone in possession of a firearm illegally.
Send anyone in possession of a stolen firearm to prison.
Problem solved.
What's wrong with this solution?
DB!(dooouuccchheee baggggg)

I have seen a lot of your rants on here.....

I must say: this one is refreshing from you.

It's not a bad idea: if we also sniff the rt wingers in Texas, AZ ETC......

USA holds no ground!

Even military bases get shot up here at home.

Shootings in cities, rural, parks, the beach for gd sakes!

Enough!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#944906 Jul 15, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Come back after the Shock Therapy and Frontal Lobotomy is complete.
You are posting to many normal people here and it is rude to talk your nonsense at this time.
lol! What's the matter son? Caught looking even more stupid than you thought.

That's normal.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#944907 Jul 15, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Contradiction of my position?
WTF are your neurons doing now? A Tap Dance?
Playing stupid now son?

Hmmm.....

I bet you aren't playing!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#944908 Jul 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You're drowning, dufus.
How about you tell us how the so-called mainstream news telling us about the mass murders after every weekend in some city like, oh, say, Chicago where they kill more people than are killed in a war.
I'm not drowning son.

That's simply your perception, wrong as it may be.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Rocky Mount, NC

#944909 Jul 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, he should have thanked Zimmerman for helping make his own neighborhood safer, right?
I take back what I said about you.....:)

Z caused the whole thing. Profiled in error.

RIP T. Enough sadness to go around forever.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#944910 Jul 15, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>

On another note; a man was arrested photographing John Kerry's house, had a gun in his car.
Why was he arrested?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#944912 Jul 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Race only matters to this administration when it makes white people and even "white Hispanics" - if you can believe it - out to be the bad guys.
Black on black crimes and hate crimes committed by blacks don't make it on their radar.
Even a white policeman trying to protect a black professor's home is considered in the wrong before knowing all the facts.
And Lily thought I was exaggerating when I said this president is all about payback. "GD America!" "I was never proud of my country before..."
Obama represents the black community and whites with enough white guilt who keep him in office.
The rest of us are going to pay dearly with Obamacare and less income for the working middle class for the sins of the past committed primarily by southern democrats - again, if you can believe it.
Obama should heed JFK's advise: "A rising tide lifts all boats."
Obama just doesn't get the "rising tide" part. He thinks some of us should be stranded on the shore so others can be kept afloat.
Or course, Obama might just need a course in macroeconomics. But I don't think that would make any difference. Not to him.
It's really not good where we are. But it's those who elected him that are the most concerning to me.
Zimmerman made it about race when he stalked and killed a black child. Him and him alone.
WOW

New York, NY

#944913 Jul 15, 2013
WHEN I SAY YES THEY SAY NO "Yes Set"
First, let me give you an example of distracting the left brain. Politicians use these powerful techniques all the time; lawyers use many variations which, I've been told, they call "tightening the noose."

Assume for a moment that you are watching a politician give a speech. First, he might generate what is called a "yes set." These are statements that will cause listeners to agree; they might even unknowingly nod their heads in agreement. Next come the truisms. These are usually facts that could be debated but, once the politician has his audience agreeing, the odds are in the politician's favor that the audience won't stop to think for themselves, thus continuing to agree. Last comes the suggestion. This is what the politician wants you to do and, since you have been agreeing all along, you could be persuaded to accept the suggestion. Now, if you'll listen closely to my political speech, you'll find that the first three are the "yes set," the next three are truisms and the last is the suggestion.

"Ladies and gentlemen: are you angry about high food prices? Are you tired of astronomical gas prices? Are you sick of out-of-control inflation? Well, you know the Other Party allowed 18 percent inflation last year; you know crime has increased 50 percent nationwide in the last 12 months, and you know your paycheck hardly covers your expenses any more. Well, the answer to resolving these problems is to elect me, John Jones, to the U.S. Senate."

Embedded Commands
And I think you've heard all that before. But you might also watch for what are called embedded commands. As an example: On key words, the speaker would make a gesture with his left hand, which research has shown is more apt to access your right brain. Today's media-oriented politicians and spellbinders are often carefully trained by a whole new breed of specialist who are using every trick in the book--both old and new--to manipulate you into accepting their candidate.

The Power of NLP
The concepts and techniques of Neuro-Linguistics [Programming] are so heavily protected that I found out the hard way that to even talk about them publicly or in print results in threatened legal action. Yet Neuro-Linguistic training is readily available to anyone willing to devote the time and pay the price. It is some of the most subtle and powerful manipulation I have yet been exposed to. A good friend who recently attended a two-week seminar on Neuro-Linguistics found that many of those she talked to during the breaks were government people.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#944914 Jul 15, 2013
WOW wrote:
AMERICA YOU DIDNT DO IT BY YOURSELF True Believers and Mass Movements
Before ending this section on conversion, I want to talk about the people who are most susceptible to it and about Mass Movements. I am convinced that at least a third of the population is what Eric Hoffer calls "true believers." They are joiners and followers...people who want to give away their power. They look for answers, meaning, and enlightenment outside themselves.
Hoffer, who wrote "The True Believer", a classic on mass movements, says, "true believers are not intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self, but are those craving to be rid of unwanted self. They are followers, not because of a desire for self-advancement, but because it can satisfy their passion for self-renunciation!" Hoffer also says that true believers "are eternally incomplete and eternally insecure"!
I know this from my own experience. In my years of communicating concepts and conducting trainings, I have run into them again and again. All I can do is attempt to show them that the only thing to seek is the True Self within. Their personal answers are to be found there and there alone. I communicate that the basics of spirituality are self-responsibility and self-actualization. But most of the true believers just tell me that I'm not spiritual and go looking for someone who will give them the dogma and structure they desire.
Never underestimate the potential danger of these people. They can easily be molded into fanatics who will gladly work and die for their holy cause. It is a substitute for their lost faith in themselves and offers them as a substitute for individual hope. The Moral Majority is made up of true believers. All cults are composed of true believers. You'll find them in politics, churches, businesses, and social cause groups. They are the fanatics in these organizations.
Mass Movements will usually have a charismatic leader. The followers want to convert others to their way of living or impose a new way of life--if necessary, by legislating laws forcing others to their view, as evidenced by the activities of the Moral Majority. This means enforcement by guns or punishment, for that is the bottomline in law enforcement.
A common hatred, enemy, or devil is essential to the success of a mass movement. The Born-Again Christians have Satan himself, but that isn't enough--they've added the occult, the New Age thinkers and, lately, all those who oppose their integration of church and politics, as evidenced in their political reelection campaigns against those who oppose their views. In revolutions, the devil is usually the ruling power or aristocracy. Some human-potential movements are far too clever to ask their graduates to join anything, thus labeling themselves as a cult--but, if you look closely, you'll find that their devil is anyone and everyone who hasn't taken their training.
Unbelievable post. And also why it's scary.

We've been here before in the history books. Bad economy, charismatic leader, people looking for a savior to save them from themselves, willing to turn a blind eye to the ugly side of themselves by revering those who create the ugliness.

Like I said, unbelievable post but too close to repeating history for my liking.

Willful ignorance, blind loyalty and complacency are the three ingredients to a bad outcome.

History is the teacher here. I just hope we're not past the point of no return. The majority will determine if, in fact, we are the next time around. Perhaps Obamacare alone will wake up a lot of them - which is what many of us are hoping is the anticipated silver lining.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#944915 Jul 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Dumbass used car dealer Realtime obviously does not realize that people cannot be arrested without probable cause, clearly lacking in this case.
The perjury job is a joke, just another example of malicious prosecution and intimidation.
Discharging a weapon inside the city limits is an arrestable offense in Sanford Florida___any charge would do for a prompt arrest and booking, even if only overnight as a thorough investigation could be conducted.

As it was George was treated like a friend of law enforcement while there was no serious attempt to ID the deceased. For that reason many in this area are steamed with the Sanford Police Department more so than Zimmerman.

Obviously you don't have enough information about the case to be taken seriously and beyond that you're a racist pos so not being taken seriously should not be new to you.

The wife's lies were all captured on audio, she was shuffling $135K around just days prior to testifying under oath that that she and George were basically destitute. There was also the issue of his second passport and the result was that Judge Lester raised Zimmerman's bond amount to $1 mil. placed him on curfew and on very tight travel restrictions. That was no joke!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#944918 Jul 15, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
DB!(dooouuccchheee baggggg)
I have seen a lot of your rants on here.....
I must say: this one is refreshing from you.
It's not a bad idea: if we also sniff the rt wingers in Texas, AZ ETC......
USA holds no ground!
Even military bases get shot up here at home.
Shootings in cities, rural, parks, the beach for gd sakes!
Enough!
What the hell are you talking about when you say "USA holds no ground"?

Military bases get shot up when muslim terrorists commit treason and start killing American soldiers, idiot.

Since the vast majority of murders occur in places like Chicago, and you clown are complaining about gun violence, how about we start enforcing existing laws where they are obviously being ignored and where they kill more people than are killed in a war?
I've got no problem finding people with illegal guns. I do have a problem with using that as a pretext to general gun confiscation, which seems to be increasing in frequency.

... now, back to the issue:

I've got a solution to the gun violence epidemic in this country....
The vast majority of the gun violence occurs in places like, oh, say, for example Chicago, where there already exists the most stringent gun laws in the country.
But, nobody is enforcing these laws. So....
The reaction of a trained dog has been ruled to be just cause for a search warrant over and over again.
Train dogs to find guns.
Patrol the streets of the south side of Chicago with these dogs.
Arrest anyone in possession of a firearm illegally.
Send anyone in possession of a stolen firearm to prison.
Problem solved.
What's wrong with this solution?

Bottom line: When it's obvious you don't even enforce existing laws in your own districts, nobody on Earth believes your intent is to enforce any new law.

Since your intent isn't to enforce any new law, just why do you want a new gun control law passed?
We think it's just a ploy to make Americans defenseless against the unconstitutional acts of the government... and criminals like you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#944919 Jul 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmerman made it about race when he stalked and killed a black child. Him and him alone.
Homer guilty of abuse of dead horses.

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