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>I know I would take a GM product over a Toyota product.
Some folks like poor quality that loses value rapidly.
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<quoted text>So don't be an organ donor.
People should be free to sell these valuable products to benefit their heirs.

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Does anybody have any idea of the looming disaster, maybe two to five years down the road from the Fed pumping 38-40 billion every month into the markets? Think of it as borrowing a million or two to put gas in your car. How you gonna pay it back?

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A group demanding access to organ transplants for illegal immigrants is protesting outside a Chicago hospital, saying they wonít leave until the facilityís CEO agrees to a meeting.
The protests at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital entered their seventh day Monday. On Sunday, 40 picketers were out in front of the hospital, while 14 were on a hunger strike.
"We're asking for help," said Blanca Gomez, a 23-year-old in need of a kidney transplant. "I go to dialysis three times a week. I'm not going off the hunger strike until I get on the transplant list."
The group claims 14 illegal Mexican immigrants who live in Chicago need a liver or kidney transplant, but canít afford them because they are denied health care.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers live donor liver transplants, but a spokesman on Sunday declined to comment about their transplant policies.
What? Don't they have organs back in Mexico?

Let him continue that hunger strike - forever.

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nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>So don't be an organ donor.
He can have my mouth organ.

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John Galt wrote:
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Some folks like poor quality that loses value rapidly.
Yep. Like Liberals and their Magic Negro.

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Does anybody have any idea of the looming disaster, maybe two to five years down the road from the Fed pumping 38-40 billion every month into the markets? Think of it as borrowing a million or two to put gas in your car. How you gonna pay it back?
Don't worry about. The next 10 generations will have to deal with it.

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The Magic Negro's next $100 million family vacation destination: http://tinyurl.com/ke9k9xx

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You keep coming back for more. So here it is.
Andrew Johnson became president following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson issued a proclamation of pardon and amnesty to citizens in the South who would take an oath of allegiance.
As part of the pardon process, lands confiscated during the war would be returned to white landowners. So while the Radical Republicans had fully intended for there to be a massive redistribution of land from former slave owners to former slaves under Reconstruction, Johnson's policy effectively thwarted that.
It has been estimated to approximately 40,000 former slaves received grants of land under Sherman's order. But the land was taken away from them.
Denied the opportunity to own their own small farms, most former slaves were forced to live under the system of sharecropping.
Life as a sharecropper generally meant living in poverty. And sharecropping would have been a bitter disappointment to people who once believed they could become independent farmers.
http://history1800s.about.com/od/1800sglossar...
Ready to say "uncle" yet?
As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?

Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.

Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
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fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>So let's get this straight. After four and a half years in office with the unemployment rate at 7.4 percent and the economy continuing to stagnate, the president's master plan is to raise the minimum wage and provide community college job training? Holy hell O'bama.
Really... do we as Americans deserve an idiot like this?
HEY STUPID! When you raise the minimum wage then people have more money in their pockets which they spend and buy stuff which in turn stimulates the economy.
Community colleges are one of our greatest resources. They used to be just stepping stones to a four year college but now they offer courses like precision machining, CAD, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, nuclear medicine, medical imaging and many more needed skills.
You're the idiot!
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fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The stimulus repaired our 'crumbling' infrastructure...remember?
This is leading up to the stimulus, which he would put in place a few months later.
OBAMA: There will be a two-year nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We'll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges.
February 17th, 2009, O'bama was in Denver at the Museum of Nature and Science.
OBAMA: Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees, bringing critical broadband connections to businesses and homes in nearly every community in America, upgrading mass transit, building high-speed rail lines that will improve travel and commerce throughout our nation.
No moron, the original stimulus was just a start and it should have been much larger but it was what Obama could get. Our infrastructure needs a lot more work and that would put people to work but the GOP doesn't want to hear about it. They'd just rather keep wasting time and taxpayer money with ideological legislation that will never see the light of day.
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<quoted text>Embassy, consulate closures = Al Qaeda 'on steroids' since Benghazi attack...
One Year ago Obama said al-Qaida on run and now democRats are on run...
It's the culture...
Septemeber 2012 (2k TWELVE)
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's president has apologized to President Barack Obama for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, by a mob angry over an anti-Islam film.

The U.S. Embassy in Yemen says nobody was harmed in Thursday's assault. "All embassy personnel are safe and accounted for," spokesman Lou Fintor said.

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi also ordered an investigation into the attack. Several hundred protesters stormed the embassy's compound, brought down the U.S. flag in the courtyard, burned it and replaced it with a black, Islamist banner.
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Same warning issued then-SEVEN MONTHS Prior to any stupid lame video---as the warning that is issued now.

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U.S. Citizen Services


MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
Security Message for U.S. Citizens (November 19, 2012)

November 19, 2012

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen.

U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart. The U.S. Embassy in Sana'a remains a restricted staffing post. As staff levels at the embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an emergency remains limited and may be further constrained by the fluid security situation. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on March 27, 2012, to provide updated information regarding the security situation in Yemen.
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August 6, 2013

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart immediately.

On August 6, 2013, the Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks.

U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart. As staff levels at the Embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an emergency and provide routine consular services remains limited and may be further constrained by the fluid security situation. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on July 16, 2013.
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Why weren't the protocals of procedure of WARNINGS followed in BENGHAZI, rather than just blatantly Ignored????

Foreign Policy FAILURE.
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<quoted text>I know I would take a GM product over a Toyota product.
over Honda?
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LoisLane59 wrote:
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August is a significant month for Muslims, Ramadan. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
Concerns are being raised that August 9, this Sunday, could also be significant in light of the heightened terror threats - or anytime this month.
Wonder how Obama would handle the unthinkable. He thought we were all getting along so well and declared al-Qaeda on the run quite a number of times right before the election.
Must've missed the State Dept's quarterly travel warnings explaining otherwise?
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As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
40 acres and a mule
http://www.40acres.com/
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LCN Llin wrote:
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On the run is not defeated.
Republicans supporting security in Islamic World.
teabaggers not so much
For some of them, "on the run" (hardly defeated) is daily routine.

FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Muhammad Rabaie al-Zawahiri was born on June 19, 1951, in Maadi, Egypt. Born into an upper-class family of doctors and scholars, al Zawahiri was a studious boy who joined his first Islamist group at age 14. He graduated from Cairo University in 1974 and received his master's in surgery in 1978.

By 1979, al Zawahiri had joined the radical Islamic Jihad and had gone to Afghanistan to resist the Soviet Union's occupation. It was there that he met Osama bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda. By 1996, al Zawahiri was considered a terrorist threat to the United States and was detained for six months in Russia after trying to recruit jihadists in Chechnya. The following year, he was charged with the death of 62 tourists in Egypt and sentenced to death in absentia.

In 1998, al Zawahiri formally merged Egyptian Islamic Jihad into al Qaeda, issuing a joint statement with bin Laden. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, al Zawahiri appeared on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. His whereabouts remain unknown, although he is believed to be in tribal Pakistan where he regularly releases videos and statements.
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n 1985, the 34-year-old, began his life as an underground Islamist, leaving Egypt for Pakistan, where he worked as a doctor treating fighters wounded in battles against Soviet forces occupying neighbouring Afghanistan.

In 1993 he took over the leadership of Jihad, Egypt's second largest Islamic armed group.

A military court in Egypt sentenced al-Zawahiri to death in absentia in 1999 for extremist activities.

He was tried, along with many others, for links to the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat.

Al-Zawahiri served a three-year jail term for illegal arms possession, but was acquitted of the main charges.

He joined forces with bin Laden in 1998, and was indicted in connection with the bombings that same year of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Maybe this is just another one of those phony crisis he talks about.
Maybe ran out of useless smoke and mirror illegal wiretaps on NON terrorist type folks.
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
Stop blaming the Republicans for every thing.
The FREEDMAN BUREAU
The bureau was run by the War Department, and its first and most important commissioner was General O.O. Howard, a Civil War hero sympathetic to blacks. The Bureau's task was to help the Southern blacks and whites make the transition from slavery to freedom.
Their responsibilities included introducing a system of free labor, overseeing some 3,000 schools for freedpersons, settling disputes and enforcing contracts between the usually white landowners and their black labor force, and securing justice for blacks in state courts. The Bureau was renewed by a Congressional bill in 1866 but was vetoed by President Andrew Johnson, who thought it was unconstitutional. Johnson was opposed to having the federal government secure black rights. Congress passed the bill over his veto. Southern whites were basically opposed to blacks having any rights at all, and the Bureau lacked military force to back up its authority as the army had been quickly disbanded and most of the soldiers assigned to the Western frontier.
he Bureau was able to accomplish some of its goals, especially in the field of education. It established a number of colleges and training schools for blacks, including Howard University (named for General Howard) and Hampton Institute.
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Learn about General O'Howard,
head of the Freedmen's Bureau.

Howard believed that the mission of the Bureau was a temporary one, wanting to avoid black dependency on the federal agency. He firmly believed that African Americans should obtain all their rights as quickly as possible, but failed to see that because of Southern white hostility long-term support was necessary for them to do so. The Bureau also failed to bring together whites and blacks in the South because it lacked the means to do so. It needed support from Southern and Northern politicians and received little help from either. Its staff was cut significantly by 1869 and it ceased operations in 1872.
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LCN Llin wrote:
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40 acres and a mule
http://www.40acres.com/
Just say The Reconstruction Era will ya please lol
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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
and at least refer to them as they aka at the time--"Radicals".

Reconstruction generally refers to the period in United States history immediately following the Civil War in which the federal government set the conditions that would allow the rebellious Southern states back into the Union.(The precise starting point is debatable, with some prominent scholars arguing that Reconstruction actually began during the war.) In 1862, Abraham Lincoln had appointed provisional military governors to re-establish governments in Southern states recaptured by the Union Army. The main condition for re-admittance was that at least 10 percent of the voting population in 1860 take an oath of allegiance to the Union. Aware that the Presidential plan omitted any provision for social or economic reconstruction -- or black civil rights -- the anti-slavery Congressmen in the Republican Party, known as the Radicals, criticized Lincoln's leniency. The goal of reconstruction was to readmit the South on terms that were acceptable to the north -- full political and civil equality for blacks and the denial of the political rights of whites who were leaders of the secession movement. The Radicals wanted to insure that newly freed blacks were protected and given their rights as Americans.

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