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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(CNN)- President Barack Obama issued the following statement Sunday following the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
"The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin."
Not a word of apology from the scumbag Obama to George Zimmerman for leading the race pimp lynch mob.
It is a tragedy, there is a dead 17 year old kid. Do you even see black people as human beings?
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WASHINGTON — When President Obama proclaimed that those who commit sexual assault in the military should be “prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged,” it had an effect he did not intend: muddying legal cases across the country.

In at least a dozen sexual assault cases since the president’s remarks at the White House in May, judges and defense lawyers have said that Mr. Obama’s words as commander in chief amounted to “unlawful command influence,” tainting trials as a result. Military law experts said that those cases were only the beginning and that the president’s remarks were certain to complicate almost all prosecutions for sexual assault.

“Unlawful command influence” refers to actions of commanders that could be interpreted by jurors as an attempt to influence a court-martial, in effect ordering a specific outcome. Mr. Obama, as commander in chief of the armed forces, is considered the most powerful person to wield such influence.

The president’s remarks might have seemed innocuous to civilians, but military law experts say defense lawyers will seize on the president’s call for an automatic dishonorable discharge, the most severe discharge available in a court-martial, arguing that his words will affect their cases.

“His remarks were more specific than I’ve ever heard a commander in chief get,” said Thomas J. Romig, a former judge advocate general of the Army and the dean of the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan.“When the commander in chief says they will be dishonorably discharged, that’s a pretty specific message. Every military defense counsel will make a motion about this.”

At Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina last month, a judge dismissed charges of sexual assault against an Army officer, noting the command influence issue. At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, lawyers cited the president’s words in a motion to dismiss the court-martial against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who is accused of forcing a lower-ranking officer to perform oral sex on him, among other charges.

In Hawaii, a Navy judge ruled last month that two defendants in sexual assault cases, if found guilty, could not be punitively discharged because of Mr. Obama’s remarks. In Texas, a juror was dismissed from a military panel on a sexual assault case after admitting knowledge of the president’s words. In Alexandria, Va., Eric S. Montalvo, a former defense counsel in the Marine Corps who is now in private practice, has cited the president’s words in motions to dismiss two sexual assault cases, one against an Army sergeant and the other against a Navy seaman.

“Because the president is the commander in chief, it’s going to come up in basically every imaginable context in sexual assault cases,” said Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School.

Mr. Obama’s comments come at a time of intense scrutiny of sexual assault in the military. A recent Pentagon survey found that an estimated 26,000 men and women in the military were sexually assaulted last year, up from 19,000 in 2010. At the end of the last fiscal year, Sept. 30, there were roughly 1,600 sexual assault cases in the military either awaiting action from commanders or the completion of a criminal investigation.
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Eman wrote:
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My ancestors had nothing to do with the native american demise.
Wouldn't matter if they did-that was a LONG time ago-this is 2013-NOT the 1700's, the 1800's or the mid-1900's and SANE and rational people REALIZE that--rather than WHINING around for excuses and grasping at dark age straws filled with RACE BAITED venom and hatred.

And the sooner the IGNORANT liburhrulTic types (no matter the race, creed, color or gender) realize it-the Better this nation will be again!

Hell with closing Gtimo-send all the race baiting libuhrulTics there to keep the rest of the terrorist pshcopaths company.

Flipping out in luna-libuhrulTic loserland nutcases.
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Zuckerberg is a rich nerd who wants to relate to his market, mocking them at the same time.
You mean a "rich jew who wants to relate to his market, mocking them at the same time."
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<quoted text>It is a tragedy, there is a dead 17 year old kid. Do you even see black people as human beings?
My comment was about Obama's one-sided reaction following his creation of a lynch-mob prosecution.

Trayvon Martin was an adult mugger, not a 17-year old "kid."

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just bbecasue people say Zimmerman isn't a racists, doesn't mean he isn't prejudice.
My guess is that Trayvon's race had little to do with Zimmerman's actions. Rather it was Trayvon's age and appearance that led to the confrontation. The hoodie and hip-hop style clothing.
Fact is Martin was not engaged in any illegal activity. Zimmerman even made a remark about punks getting away with things. Martin got killed not for engaging in any illegal activity but for looking suspicious.
From Martin's point of view, this overweight man is following him in a car, then he gets out of the car and starts following him on foot. We don't know what transpired, we do know Zimmerman's state of mind though as witnessed in the 911 call.
Zimmerman took the law into his own hands.
At the time of the shooting, could immerman have been fearful of his life? Yes.
But who initiated the attack? We don't know
Was Trayvon engaged in any illegal activity? No
We do know that if Zimmerman had not gone all vigilantee, Trayvon would still be alive.
You can't start a fight and then claim self-defense when you start losing.
How can you say Martin was not involved in any illegal activity at the time he was killed and at the same time say "we don't know" who initiated the attack? If Martin initiated the attack (as the jury seems to have believed) Martin was, in fact, involved in illegal activity....assault and battery.

Fact is, based on the evidence presented in court, Trayvon would still be alive if HE hadn't "gone all vigilante." You can argue against facts all you want but it won't change the truth. Just because things didn't go your way doesn't mean justice wasn't served.
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<quoted text>Is that all there is to it? Let's take a look in time...
2013
Journalist Carl Bernstein Tells Joe Scarborough:'Jewish Neocons' Responsible in Part for Iraq War(MSNBC)
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
1998
(9/24/98)
Netanyahu warmongered about Iraq's non-existent WMD before 1998 (Charlie Rose Interview)
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
(12/16/98)
President Clinton orders attack on Iraq (CSPAN)
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Bonus:
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Ron Paul 1998 - Clinton Impeachment and Iraq (CSPAN).mov
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In 2000, Big Oil, including Exxon, Chevron, BP and Shell, spent more money to get fellow oilmen Bush and Cheney into office than they had spent on any previous election. Just over a week into Bush's first term, their efforts paid off when the National Energy Policy Development Group, chaired by Cheney, was formed, bringing the administration and the oil companies together to plot our collective energy future. In March, the task force reviewed lists and maps outlining Iraq's entire oil productive capacity.

Planning for a military invasion was soon under way. Bush's first Treasury secretary, Paul O'Neill, said in 2004, "Already by February (2001), the talk was mostly about logistics. Not the why (to invade Iraq), but the how and how quickly."

In its final report in May 2001 (PDF), the task force argued that Middle Eastern countries should be urged "to open up areas of their energy sectors to foreign investment." This is precisely what has been achieved in Iraq.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/19/opinion/iraq-wa...

Before the invasion, there were just two things standing in the way of Western oil companies operating in Iraq: Saddam Hussein and the nation's legal system. The invasion dealt handily with Hussein.
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My comment was about Obama's one-sided reaction following his creation of a lynch-mob prosecution.
Trayvon Martin was an adult mugger, not a 17-year old "kid."
You need to rethink your life, somewhere you took a serious wrong turn.
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"Mistrial declared in case of cop accused of killing girl"

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DETROIT — The trial of aDetroit police officer accused of involuntary manslaughterin the death of a 7-year-old girl during a raid has ended in a hung jury.

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Family members of Aiyana Stanley-Jones began crying as the judge declared a mistrial and dismissed the jury.

Aiyana was shot in the head as the Detroit Police Department's Special Response Team executed a search warrant for a murder suspect May 16, 2010. Weekley, 37, is accused of gross negligence resulting in Aiyana's death during a raid at a home.

Aiyana was sleeping in the front room when police entered and she was shot.

Read: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...

Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press 4:23 p.m. EDT June 18, 2013
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Iraq's oil production has increased by more than 40% in the past five years to 3 million barrels of oil a day (still below the 1979 high of 3.5 million set by Iraq's state-owned companies), but a full 80% of this is being exported out of the country while Iraqis struggle to meet basic energy consumption needs. GDP per capita has increased significantly yet remains among the lowest in the world and well below some of Iraq's other oil-rich neighbors. Basic services such as water and electricity remain luxuries, while 25% of the population lives in poverty.

The promise of new energy-related jobs across the country has yet to materialize. The oil and gas sectors today account directly for less than 2% of total employment, as foreign companies rely instead on imported labor.

In just the last few weeks, more than 1,000 people have protested at ExxonMobil and Russia Lukoil's super-giant West Qurna oil field, demanding jobs and payment for private land that has been lost or damaged by oil operations. The Iraqi military was called in to respond.

Fed up with the firms, a leading coalition of Iraqi civil society groups and trade unions, including oil workers, declared on February 15 that international oil companies have "taken the place of foreign troops in compromising Iraqi sovereignty" and should "set a timetable for withdrawal."

Closer to home, at a protest at Chevron's Houston headquarters in 2010, former U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer Thomas Buonomo, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, held up a sign that read, "Dear Chevron: Thank you for dishonoring our service" (PDF).

Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with losers: the Iraqi people and all those who spilled and lost blood so that Big Oil could come out ahead.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/19/opinion/iraq-wa...

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Fenris the Big bad Wolf wrote:
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Rodney King led the policeman that beat him on a high-speed chase, endangering many innocent people. He didnt just pull over and get clubbed. He had a beating coming, and so does anyone else that doesnt obey police orders and endangers other people....
Just the type of response we have come to expect from Republicans. You've never been a party known for your respect of civil rights. Pretty much goes hand in hand with your stance on denying a woman's right to abortion.
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It is a tragedy, there is a dead 17 year old kid. Do you even see black people as human beings?
There is also THIRTEEN month old baby in Georgia, shot in the face in a botched robbery attempt-at the hands of two demented and depraved teenagers.

Can you even see PAST anything BUT mere skin color Homer??????????

IN trouble out roaming, met looking for trouble out roaming.

Why did the kid not call his people right there in the complex, and say hey-can you walk over here and get me, if he was worried about it??????????

WHY???

Because sadly- HE CHOSE to opt for the thug ground and pound route instead.

And there's not ONE NORMAL parent that wouldn't FEEL badly about it all.

Where's the trial of the two teenagers that shot a thirteen month old baby, in a botched robbery attempt-- in the face point blank?????????? Where's the emotional outcry for THAT?

RACE BAITING SUCKS-and is as BAD and WRETCHED as racism--if not WORSE, and much of America is tired of it-because EXCUSES are for LOSERS.

CHRISTIE/Paul..Uncle Joe(s).. Condeeleza...Gonzales ET AL 2016!
Working class LEADERSHIP FOR America again-NOT divided and destroy it!!!
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racist heads explode....

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said George Zimmerman may have been acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, but 'this isn't over with," and the Justice Department will likely look at the case.

"I support the system. I'll accept the verdict," he said on "Meet the Press" Sunday. ""I think the Justice Department's going to take a look at this. This isn't over with, and I think that's good, it's our system."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...

if you didn't see that coming then you were one of the 3 million who believed Dick Morris.
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Fox Waves Its White Hood, Calls Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Hustlers and Pimps

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LIBYA "Peaceful" Protesters Show Off Corpse Of Two Murdered Black Libyans Feb 19 2011
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John Galt wrote:
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My comment was about Obama's one-sided reaction following his creation of a lynch-mob prosecution.
Trayvon Martin was an adult mugger, not a 17-year old "kid."
and SHAME on him for doing that!! SHAME!

More domestic policy FAILURE!

Perhaps neighborhood community councils should now implement new policies of friend or foe when doing safety and security checks...in regards to UNknown circumstances.

"Good evening, neighborhood council rep such and such--and your name is? And what address exactly is that you reside at? Okay, plz be safe and respect others as well along the way"

Can't or don't want to answer-answer to the LAW then.
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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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There is also THIRTEEN month old baby in Georgia, shot in the face in a botched robbery attempt-at the hands of two demented and depraved teenagers.
Can you even see PAST anything BUT mere skin color Homer??????????
IN trouble out roaming, met looking for trouble out roaming.
Why did the kid not call his people right there in the complex, and say hey-can you walk over here and get me, if he was worried about it??????????
WHY???
Because sadly- HE CHOSE to opt for the thug ground and pound route instead.
And there's not ONE NORMAL parent that wouldn't FEEL badly about it all.
Where's the trial of the two teenagers that shot a thirteen month old baby, in a botched robbery attempt-- in the face point blank?????????? Where's the emotional outcry for THAT?
RACE BAITING SUCKS-and is as BAD and WRETCHED as racism--if not WORSE, and much of America is tired of it-because EXCUSES are for LOSERS.
CHRISTIE/Paul..Uncle Joe(s).. Condeeleza...Gonzales ET AL 2016!
Working class LEADERSHIP FOR America again-NOT divided and destroy it!!!
This all jibberish, you seriously need to get some mental health. Why won't you check out some of those clinics I sent you?
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sonicfilter wrote:
racist heads explode....
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said George Zimmerman may have been acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, but 'this isn't over with," and the Justice Department will likely look at the case.
"I support the system. I'll accept the verdict," he said on "Meet the Press" Sunday. ""I think the Justice Department's going to take a look at this. This isn't over with, and I think that's good, it's our system."
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
if you didn't see that coming then you were one of the 3 million who believed Dick Morris.
Kids, walking the streets alone in neighborhoods after dark these days-isn't really a safe thing to do.

Kind of like sticking your hand in a wasps nest and slapping at them "just because you can" and NOT expecting to be STUNG.

And any one that would try to portray reality as ANYTHING otherwise-is an IDIOT.

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So you, in all your foolishness are making assumptions even though you are not one of the jurors.
You live in Lala Land, idiot.
Martin would be alive if he didn't initiate the violence. That is what the jury found, you moron.
No the jury didn't find Traayvon Martin initiated the violence, in fact he wasn't even on trial.
The jury found Zimmerman innocent of man slaughter and 2nd degree murder.

Seriously dude, you are the last person who should be calling someone an idiot.

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No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Al Sharpton, Jesse, make millions humping the back of blacks pimping Race and Hatred...
DemoKrats, MSNBC violated Zimmerman's civil rights. NBC and DemoKrats Portraying Zimmerman as a 'Racist and Predatory Villain...
It's the culture..
Oh come now. You don't think Republicans made this an issue of race with all their statistics and posts about crimes committed by blacks and blacks in general? Get real.

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