Barack Obama, our next President

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WOW

Bronx, NY

#960932 Aug 7, 2013
THE CULT OF PERSONALITY LIES ALL DAY TO THEMSELVES Under what were once “normal” conditions, increased profits would lead to greater investment, higher production and an increase in wages, leading to an expanding market. Today, however, wages are falling as a share of GDP.

This result indicates that rising profits are no longer being produced by an expansion of the market, as they were in the past, but are increasingly the result of cost-cutting, as firms raise their bottom line by grabbing an increased share of a stagnant or contracting market from their rivals. In other words, the once “normal” process of capitalist accumulation—increasing investment leading to an expanding market, higher profits and further investment—has completely broken down.

Another major factor is the continuing impact of the financial crisis and the so-called “great recession,” which has delivered the greatest shock to the US economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

A recent study by staff at the Dallas Federal Reserve estimated that the financial crisis has cost the US as much as $14 trillion, equivalent to one year’s output by the entire economy. The results were consistent with other studies that have found the impact on the US economy of the financial implosion to range anywhere from $13 trillion to as much as $22 trillion.

The authors of the Dallas report concluded that if output grows at the “tepid rate” of 2 to 3 percent over the next decade—optimistic assumptions given the latest figures—the cost to the US economy could amount to as much as 165 percent of annual output.“Further,” they continued,“the spillover to the global economy is likely to be on the same scale as or even greater than the lost US output.”

The impact of the contraction of the US economy is already showing up in global growth figures. In 2007, China’s economy expanded by 14.2 percent, India’s 10.1 percent, Russia’s by 8.5 percent and Brazil’s by 6.1 percent. This year, according to somewhat optimistic International Monetary Fund predictions, the Chinese economy will expand by 7.8 percent—other forecasts say it may be closer to 7 percent—India’s by 5.6 percent and Russia’s and Brazil’s by just 2.5 percent.

Claims made in the wake of the financial crisis that the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies would be able to “decouple” from the major capitalist economies and provide a new base of expansion for the global economy as a whole have been shattered.

The data for the US and the so-called “emerging markets” bring into sharper focus the real significance of the stock market boom. Markets hit new record highs last week on the basis that slow growth would likely mean a continuation of the policy of the US Federal Reserve of pumping cheap money into the financial system through its “quantitative easing” program—enabling massive financial speculation.
ra_con_teur

Norman, OK

#960933 Aug 7, 2013
Thanks Obamacare!

Aetna out of Maryland and Connecticut...

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/08/06/obamacar...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960934 Aug 7, 2013
shrimp_on_treadmills wrote:
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Socialism is production for use....not profit...
Exactly and is why we spend more on Corporate Welfare Subsidies here in the US than on Social Welfare.

Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs

http://thinkbynumbers.org/corporate-welfare-s...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960935 Aug 7, 2013
shrimp_on_treadmills wrote:
<quoted text>
Socialism is production for use....not profit...
Socialism is production to provide make-work employment, whether the product has demand or not.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960936 Aug 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Under a 1993 order passed by then-President Bill Clinton, carrying a private firearm on a military base was banned on military bases in the United States. Individuals could privately own firearms if they lived on base, but those firearms could not be carried on the person while on base. This order was revised on Pentagon orders in 2010, and now specifically requires that every private gun brought onto base be registered with the Military Police. The rules also require harsher enforcement of rules forbidding the carrying of private firearms on base.
* If George Washington had learned that soldiers under his command had died from a turncoat attack within an American Fort — not because arms weren’t available for his men to defend themselves but because an American officer didn’t trust American soldiers to bear arms — I’m fairly certain that American officer would have been summarily executed by the same firing squad as the turncoat.
Whenever it stinks, look into it. I know y'all won't because it aligns with what you want to hear but the applicable Army Regulation goes back to 1992:

DoD Directive 5210.56, Use of Deadly Force and the Carrying of Firearms by DoD Personnel Engaged in Enforcement and Security Duties, February 25, 1992
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#960937 Aug 7, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
A lot of rambling here so I’ll ramble on.
Another Stalin in the making?
Here in Florida it is more subdued. Recently Gov. Rick Scott gives us an example of one that was allowed to come to light. Imagine how many have been shaded from the light.
Our Ricky has just opened a door for removing any voters rights to elect their representatives. Try beating that..
Political corruption has once again reared its head in Florida with Gov. Rick Scott. He now claims authority to, at will dismiss what the voters voted for. Transferring a republican legislator that opposed his penal sell off and Rick’s desires on the property insurance issue. Republican Mike Frasno has be removed from his constituents voted legislating official seat to be a tax collector. If the constituents of Frasno desire him to be their legislator they must reelect him, come 2014. Double jeopardy on the voters rights? This should be taken to the Florida supreme court for their ruling as to its legality. With this strategy what are we the voters to anticipate for the future? Governors will merely take opposition to their administration and remove them to some obscured position denying the voters their representatives, that they voted for. That opens the door to all forms of anti democracy corruptive scenarios. Will the President of the U.S. now gather up the Tea members and assign them to some obscured ambassador position. Example; Senator McConnell to be Antarctic ambassador with Senator Rand to the Artic and Senator Ted Cruz to Russia. Then replace them with more favorable representatives to his causes.
Gov. Rick Scott has once again demonstrated why Florida is ranked as number one most politically corrupt.
In Orange County Florida with 700,000 registered voters Scott's first purge, just prior to the 2012 elections found five (5) potential illegal voters. And speaking of five___the cost for the purge is $5 per each examined voter.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960938 Aug 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Spain's embassy was to close Monday and Tuesday, maybe it reopened maybe not.
There is a lot of intel bouncing around that indicates a growing settlement of Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda affiliates along the Southern coast of Yemen in the remote city of Al Majalah. That's where our drone and other strikes are centered.
Yemen's military either can't or won't control that area.
I heard this morning that AQ intends to take control of a pipeline and the port it supplies.

That sounds more like they plan to go into business than execute a terror attack.

I'm still not buying it, its too convenient and it reeks of the bad ol' Bush days.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960939 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you really think a 10% tax on tanning booths is gonna raise $50 billion a year in revenue?
Taxation advocates always fail to acknowledge that people will change their behavior in response to tax laws.

The tanning tax will likely result in a net revenue loss because of decreased employment and profits in that business.

Just like those who don't think the NYSE will leave town if the city taxes stock transactions.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#960940 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Of course! They want to control not only the candidates, but what issues are put on the table and how they're addressed.
The RNC wants to control the candidate, no matter who is selected. From the beginning and into the WH.
They want to be the presidential handler.
Can you imagine how neutered our president would be then?
Or Newtered?

IMO Newt and Ron Paul each made an azzhole out of Romney, setting him up for eventual failure. That Willard had never set on a toilet without blue water didn't help his chances either.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960941 Aug 7, 2013
SAY IT LOUD IM BLACK AND PROUD WELL JIM CROW DEMOCRATS SAW THAT AND said NO WAY no BLACK PRIDE GIVE THEM MONEY TO CALL THEMSELVES ******* AL JOLSEn never called his people **** ricky RICARDO never called his people ***** JACKIE CHAN never called his people ****** NAT KING COLE NEVER SANG SONGS CALLING HIS WIFE A ***** and Sammy DAVIS jr. a ****** **** and look at those people as NASIR JONES SAID F jay z he nothing more than negative publicity for the BLACK YOUTH is everyone going to be a WRAPPER something to be thrown away that has no real use is jay z a DOCTOR, TEACHER,SCIENTISTS , he is someone that is an invention to really serve no real purpose his wife another UNDER EDUCATED CELEBRITY thats half NAKED MOST OF THE TIME RIHANNA LOOSE IMAGE OF A BLACK WOMAN BUT ITS OK BECAUSE SHE HAS MONEY SHE GETS HIGH NICE IMAGE FOR YOUNG WOMEN VERY NICE EMPOWERED NOT OBJECTIFIED NOOOOOOOO GREAT ROLE MODEL AND FRIENDS WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE WOW COULDnt BE FRIENDS WITH THE TEACHER,DOCTOR, ENGINEER,NO BECAUSE THE BASE COULDNT HANDEL THE HUXTABLES OR THE EVANS NOR THE JEFFERSONS where is the BACK TO SCHOOL MESSAGES FROM JAY Z AND BEYONCE IN THEIR SONGS
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960942 Aug 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>It would appear that O'bama is going to be wanted by the United States government--he should be executed according to Diane Feinstein. O'bama leaked all the information about the terrorists threats to the public in order to damage America and help the terrorists and of course to make himself look good.-why would O'bama leak all this information? Why would he help the terrorists? they know now not to use that frequency. O'bama is a traitor.
"I think it's an act of treason,” the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee told reporters.
The California lawmaker went on to say that he had violated his oath to defend the Constitution.
“He violated the oath, he violated the law. It's treason.”
It's great of you to lie son.

You apparently believe it yourself.

BTW, so now you believe a person you people believed should be convicted to treason earlier?

tsk, tsk!

I love this comedy channel.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960943 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I never knew a single person that carried a personal firearm on base.
We all know Major Hassan did... right before he yelled Allah Akbar and killed as many as he could.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960944 Aug 7, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Obama's Economic Stimulus program was paid for through our own government tax revenue unlike Bush's two wars run on money borrowed from China. Bush's Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for seniors was never paid for, but under Obamacare ,'Bush's Medicare Prescription Drug Plan' for seniors will be paid for just one thing a 10%'sin' tax on tanning salons ---Anyone really think that a small fee on someone wealthy enough to afford going to a tanning booth will bankrupt them or prevent them from still splurging on a tanning salon?
Patrons of tanning salons are much more likely to be young and poor than to be old and wealthy. Pretty much the same client base as tattoo parlors.

Hey, why not a sin tax on tattoos?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960945 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like forcing people to buy homeowners insurance if they get a mortgage?
That's only with < 20% down.

So if I understand their reasoning:

Capitalism if > 20% down

Communism if < 20% down
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960946 Aug 7, 2013
Putin reportedly suicidal over Obama rejection.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960947 Aug 7, 2013
NOW THIS IS LACK OF RESPECT BUT YOU HAVE A BLACK COMMUNITY AND YOU HAVE A ****** COMMUNITY HE IS EMBRACED BY THE ****** COMMUNITY HE DIDNT CHOOSE TO CALL HISSELF A **** no BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE DISRESPECTFUL TO HIS LATIN COMMUNITY BUT HE IS VERY COMFORTABLE DISRESPECTING THE COMMUNITY HE DOESNT COME FROM NO RESPECT Lean Back: Fat Joe Says He Won’t Stop Using The N-Word Because He’s “Blacker Than Most Black People”
Should Hispanic people be able to use the n-word?
THEY SHOULD USE THE WORD ASSOCIATED WITH THEM THEY HAVE THEM CALL YOURSELVES ****,*****k In a recent interview with Power 105&#8242;s The Breakfast Club the Latino rapper, Fat Joe says he’s not going to stop using the word because he says he’s “blacker than most black people:”
“By the way, I’m blacker than most black people. For the record. From the Bronx, I grew up 90 percent black people, half my family is black, I love black people, I am pro-Latino, I love Latino. I don’t see the difference. If you a black person or you a Latino, and they got sugar next door, we’re going to your house — I’ve always viewed us as one. Big Pun’s number one hit was ‘Boricua, Morena,’ together. You understand what I’m saying?‘Why Fat Joe say the N-word?’‘Cause I am that n***a. It’s just the bottom line. I hate it when J. Lo said it one time, I know she’s a superstar and she’s like,‘Ahhh.’ I’m like,‘Yo, you’re from the Bronx, you supposed to say, that’s what we say.’ Terms of endearment. We call our cousins that, we call our brothers that. We were just talking about a white guy that says ‘N’ all day and we never looked at him different. Why?‘Cause the first time I met him he was with 20 black dudes and every wife he ever had was black. He ain’t prejudice. He’s just saying it as a term of endearment. It’s not our fault it turned hip-hop.”
Do you think Joe should be using the n-word? hit the flip for the entire interview
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960948 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you really think a 10% tax on tanning booths is gonna raise $50 billion a year in revenue?
Estimated tanning salon revenue is $5 billion per year, with a negative growth rate of 1.1%.

Go figure.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960949 Aug 7, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
For a guy who claims to be "Libertarian" (LOL), you sure are a slow learner regarding the party's principles:
The best legislation = "NO" legislation.
Its not about what legislation Republicans have been able to advance since the 2010 mid-terms; its about all the retarded legislation from dum dem phags they have been able to defeat.
As for the election itself, your link is fallacious. On a National, regional, and local basis, the 2010 midterms were the biggest azzkicking the dums have ever received.
We got a lotta mo comin your way too......:-)
Only in absolute number of seat changes, not in power shifts.

As for "NO legislation" how does the House shut down Obamacare without legislation?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#960950 Aug 7, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
All the while, you endorse the wiener...
who?

that YOU objective IT speaks volumes.

CPAC much? nothing spells party like a gaggle of gay conservatives.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960951 Aug 7, 2013
%THE MONKEES got PAID WITH PEANUTS to call themselves YO MY ****** and lyor cohen,JERRY HELLER,gave the monkees PEANUTS lit up a BIG CIGAR AND LAUGHED

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