Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
TRS

Naugatuck, CT

#958284 Aug 1, 2013
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.

On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958285 Aug 1, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Right, instead they'll just burn in hell if they don't submit.
Redemption isn't the same as submitting.

But there are many mansions in God's house according to His Son.

Maybe you'll get a fixer upper.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958286 Aug 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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retirement is difficult at first.
Both a physical and emotional challenge.
I'm really kinda diggin' it.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958287 Aug 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Muhammad was not a caliph__Abu Bakr was made the first caliph.
The final Abbasid caliph/caliphate went down with Baghdad in 1258 when the Mongols came to town, since then Islam has been in disarray particularly during the long period of Ottoman rule.
Some but not most Muslims wish for a new caliphate (central power) but it won't happen for obvious reasons.
Your ignorance on the subject should embarrass you.
Never said he was. What I said was ever since Mohammed.

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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#958289 Aug 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> See, we agree on the school vouchers issue.
The types of schools that were mentioned Duh A Vey-were all actually PRIVATE schools...as in NOT state funded in anyway.

Doofus.

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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#958290 Aug 1, 2013
Occupy-Chicago wrote:
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Let’s talk about this in the correct light. The Text book state that 1/3 of the American economy is cash based. So one dollar in three is a cash transaction. The truth is it is higher than that. I am not saying that is a bad thing. This affects at least 25% of the working poor.(Econ 101) Now the President has instituted new reforms regarding cash transaction. Here are some past and present laws.
A. You can only have $9,999.99 on your person. Past
B. If can only get $2,999.99 money orders without paper work. New
C. If you draw out more than $8,000 cash the bank has to fill out paper work. New
D. You can be paid up to $699.99 without receiving a 1099 tax form. Past
This should be enough to start my point. You will find now that small bars and restaurants that paid people under the table are now being hammered By the IRS. If your state is like Illinois were they are trying to make it were every person who works at a bar has to have their photo and hours posted so a state inspector can make sure a person is not being paid cash. Now for liability reasons I can understand that. This is a recessive tax on the working poor. Truth be known, most of what the president has done for taxation are recessive taxes.
Federal flat SALES tax 'em ALL, from ladder run A to Z-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

(Add a couple percentage point increases to parasite states like Nevada!)

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proud2bwhite

Pine Plains, NY

#958291 Aug 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! More proof American right wing radicals have so much in common with Russia!
and yet libs mindlessly follow the treasonous bastard obama,who funds terroist who consider homosexual acts as a crime punishable by death. The hypocrisy of the liberal mind has no limits.

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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#958292 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Redemption isn't the same as submitting.
But there are many mansions in God's house according to His Son.
Maybe you'll get a fixer upper.
You think he falls under CRA son?

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Waxman

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#958293 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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I'm really kinda diggin' it.
odd. Like, wow man.

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Waxman

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#958294 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Redemption isn't the same as submitting.
But there are many mansions in God's house according to His Son.
Maybe you'll get a fixer upper.
strange.

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Waxman

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#958295 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Never said he was. What I said was ever since Mohammed.
weird.

Yes, we know you did flapjaw.

Baawwaaahhhh!!!!!

Pathetic little person.

Baawwaaahhhh!!!!

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proud2bwhite

Pine Plains, NY

#958296 Aug 1, 2013
Can one of you libs answer a simple question?

Why do you hate people that have moral values and do not support the gays ,but yet you worship a man who supports and gives your money away to people who stone and hang gays??

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#958297 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Redemption isn't the same as submitting.
But there are many mansions in God's house according to His Son.
Maybe you'll get a fixer upper.
The best that Tenzing can hope for is a doghouse with A/C in Hell.

Maybe just a fan.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#958298 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, no.
First of all, you're not welcome. This is part of the Muslim history and culture since Mohammed.
There have been many caliphs since Mohammed and many eras of caliphates but not since the 1920s.
Most Muslims believe the next one is the "biggy" and the final one...as stated by the Muslim Brotherhood's founder "either by political means or by force".
Do you want to learn anything? Or do you like living in the Land of Stupid on purpose?
No wonder this country is so screwed up.
This is what you posted, and it says what it says.

You're a loser scumbag pos liar and no better than some of those who get paid to post on topix.

You can't even comprehend Christianity, what makes you think you can handle Islam?

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#958299 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Redemption isn't the same as submitting.
But there are many mansions in God's house according to His Son.
Maybe you'll get a fixer upper.
Leave me out.

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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#958300 Aug 1, 2013
….. The Summer of 2013
Summer recess for the Congress is a time for senators to languish with their constituents‘. House leadership of the Republican Representatives has rewarded us with the most dysfunctional House in the nations history. Republicans offers a mere token representing leadership. Bipartisan passing Obama’s policy on reforming student loans. 392 to 31. The 31 remain in their dysfunctional ideology of their making, sipping their tea, as progress passed them by.
Luke Messer representative of Indiana praised the student loan deal as a triumph of both policy and politics. Hoping this will appease the anger and disapproval of the constituents’ towards the House’s infamous lack of leadership.
Messer goes on to say ;“It’s a great victory for taxpayers, because taxpayers won’t be forced to subsidize student loan rates that are arbitrarily set by politicians,” Mr. Messer said.“This, I hope, opens the door to potential compromises on some of the other big issues that we have before us that we have to deal with in the next several months. This proves Washington can work.”
Such solemn devotion which was lacking when they allowed student loans to double in interest payments. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Mass. was the principle advocate for having student loans fixated to the interest rate that the Treasury loans to banks. Something Messer and his colleagues continuously rejected. Now as the fact of up coming elections and facing their constituents they become solemn in their desires for this bipartisan leadership to continue unto other issue in the fall.
Some constituents find this too little too late. Others take a wait and see as 2014 approaches.
Will these representatives finally suppress “Austerity” and render support to the middle and the improvised? Promises, promises, promises of the politician.
Questions will haunt them on the issues of immigration. Why have Republican Representatives have no plan on immigration as the Senate has passed an Immigration Bill back in June?
Overhaul of the “Austerity” driven tax code again strangulated by Republicans Representatives. What’s the problem?
As Obama demonstrates the effective fast reduction of the nations debt; Why does the Republican Representatives find this budget unacceptable?
Obamacare has recently be evaluated as successful through out the nation. Benefits have emerged, on a Republican water downed Health Care system, that they now continue to obstruct its implementation.
Why on the same day Republicans Representatives pass the student loan deal they abruptly return to shot down the proposal for a $44.1 Billion funding bill on transportation and housing, that would aid the impoverished with jobs and housing. Republicans Representatives prefer cutting aid to our improvised from the normal allocation of $3.3 billion to $1.6 billion level which is lower than it was first introduced by President Gerald R. Ford!
Representative Hal Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who leads the Appropriations Committee, stated that the House could not pass spending bills that complied with overall financing levels set in its own “austere” budget plan. Republicans desires for “Austerity” is now politically publicly admitted.
This explains the reluctance for our graduates. All of the Republican proposals demanded higher interest rates tied to inflation rates or political desires.???
Republican Representatives for “Austerity” will have a warm summer greeting.





Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#958301 Aug 1, 2013
….. The Price Of Inequality
People from around the world heard the shot that crippled the financial markets. Shot originated from our Wall Street! Suspects were the Banks to big at fail.
Years of 2007 to 2008 exposed the flaw of the means and ways the USA defined their GDP. Foreign nations discovered that Inequality measurements were not represented.!
.. Symphonizing of the siphoning of wealth from the improvised lower classes to be horded by the 1% minority. Orchestrating with fine attentive desires of greed. Filling their coffers’ treasuries and outsourcing their horde for safe keeping from the Tax distributing environment of their beloved nation.
Melodies of bankruptcy erupted across the nation for over 8 million families homes. Tuning with increasing unemployment. Enveloping all within the finical ballroom. Students waltzing with tens’ of thousand of debt with no work available. Alas as the bell tolled for them at midnight, as they returned to their homeless rewards.
Millions more would soon accompany them with lost savings and defunct pensions. Safety nets that once retained them from such desolation, were sold to the highest bidder of their political domains. Strongly suggestive signing calling for the forced retirement to the improvised laborers.
Americans dreams of secured homes sold for less than its hard earned purchase. Vacancy was the norm through out the nation. Disrepair and lost of upkeep to properties festered on the infrastructures of a once proud majestic nation.
After shocks from the Great Recession will continue to affect this molding Nation until at least 2018 before complete repairs can be considered accomplished. The Price Of Inequality was merely illuminated for a brief moment in time, of the cost of inequality. Inequality has been eroding this nation for over a century. Inequality in the past 40 years has accelerated similar to the years before the 1929 Great Depression with similar results.
Within the bastions of the horded wealth, the symphony played on. Rejoicing in the price of inequality. Distributions of wealth being divided up with the 1% receiving one fifth of the nations income with the largest share to be rewarded to the 0.1% to the tune of 33% of the national income would be transferred to their coffers due to their wealth of assets. Some of which is rent control of national resources, politics and of course the media. Some assigned to continuously orchestrate the tune of A La Propaganda.
Tunes that are required to distract any observation of siphoning as was occurring during the years of 2002 to 2007, to the tune of 63% of the National Income to the 1%.
Alas had this been more evenly distributed the ballroom would still be overflowing with celebrations of prosperity for one and all.
LCN Llin

United States

#958302 Aug 1, 2013
Nice day for the beach

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

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#958304 Aug 1, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
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Man, it's like the simplest stuff eludes you... or is this a tantric thing cause I'm down with that whole Jade Gate thing...
Wow, you posted for almost eight hours straight. Wheels freeze up on your chair, Gramps?

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Pull Your Pants Up

Waynesboro, MS

#958305 Aug 1, 2013
State the Obvious wrote:
Romney's a "Zionist côçk lover" just like the "Barry" and "Uncle Joe".
"Two sides of the same coin".
Obama at AIPAC -'We Will Always Reject The Notion That Zionism Is Racism'(3-Mar-12)(3-3)(POLITIC S)
Watch:


Joe Biden admits he is a Zionist
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Joe Biden's Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference 2013 - Iran
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Mit Romney Fabricates Obama's Record On Israel
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Romney vs Gingrich on Israel-Palestine Issues: Gingrich's Controversial "Invented People" Comment
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

AIPAC Mr Romney
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Bonus:
Gingrich Nods Off Before AIPAC Speech
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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