Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279007 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966304 Aug 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Which one of your lunatics told you the IRS would have access to your medical records?
CNBC did.

"Get ready for the Internal Revenue Service to play a dominant role in health care. When Obamacare takes full effect next year, the agency will enforce most of the laws involved in the reform—even deciding who gets included in the health-care mandate.

"'It's also going to help manage who might get health care,' according to Paul Hamburger, a partner and employee benefits lawyer at Proskauer."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100711119

(Proskauer, founded in 1875, is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide from offices in Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, Săo Paulo, and Washington, DC.)

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966305 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Michele Bachmann says the IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care"

Dan Kotman, a spokesman for Bachmann, explained her comment by saying that "the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare only meets the constitutionality standard as a tax, and the entity in the United States that enforces tax policy is the IRS. If you don’t comply with Obamacare’s individual mandate, you will be answering to the IRS. That is clearly the context she’s talking within because she had just said,‘The IRS, Greta, is the chief enforcer of Obamacare.’"

But several health policy experts agreed thatÂ’s not the same as the IRS being "in charge of our health care."

William McBride, an economist with the business-backed Tax Foundation, said the IRS has been tasked with "a tremendous amount" and that the agency is in "uncharted territory," but he added that he doubts the IRS "will effectively control much of anything related to health care."

Other health policy specialists were even more blunt. "Not accurate," said Gail Wilensky, who headed Medicare and Medicaid under President George H.W. Bush and who is now a health policy consultant. ItÂ’s a "ludicrous statement," said Jonathan Oberlander, professor of social medicine and health policy and management at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Our ruling

Bachmann said the IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care." The IRS does play a number of key roles under the health care law, but itÂ’s wrong to say it would "be in charge" of any AmericanÂ’s health care. The IRS wonÂ’t oversee interactions between doctors and patients, nor will it play any more of a role than confirming that exchange purchasers qualify for subsidies. Even within the government, HHS plays a much bigger role. We rate BachmannÂ’s claim False.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
And Obamacare is Not a tax, right?

Liberals are always wrong!!!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#966306 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in addition to listening to 3 hours of Limbaugh, you listen to another 3 hours if Beck! What comes next?
Hannity and Savage, that takes up your whole day in addition to reporting what they say on here. Do you take notes too?
Hannity is getting sacked for more hours of Savage Nation, you must be totally orgasmic.
fetch almighty listens.

Something a big mouth like you will never accomplish.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#966307 Aug 18, 2013
In this two-hour interview with an atmospheric scientist and planetary risk consultant, we learn that the Fukushima catastrophe is ongoing, that the federal government is lying to us about our exposure to radiation and its attendant impact, and that our Food “Safety” agencies have raised allowable levels of radiation by more than 400%...

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/fukushima...
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#966308 Aug 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Construction estimators, surveying, soil testing are all good paying and useful careers__Auto-CAD, CD ROM__I'm pretty sure I could fill up two-three pages of topix with examples.
You're showing your age old timer__go find a fkn clue.
Not everyone wants to go to college after surviving
high school. College is nothing like high school.
You are on your own.
Getting ahead with a good education helps when
looking for a better job, better pay.
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#966311 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Such as?
Try transferring community college credits to an Ivy League school.
Cornell's private schools won't accept credit from their own state-supported schools unless the tuition difference is paid.
So it is all about money.
Maybe it is worth it.
Education is an investment.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#966312 Aug 18, 2013
Published on Aug 17, 2013

Subject: National update from Senator Sheldon R. Songstad, Ret. of South Dakota State

POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ALERT FOR FEMA REGION III - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966313 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Michele Bachmann says the IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care"
Dan Kotman, a spokesman for Bachmann, explained her comment by saying that "the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare only meets the constitutionality standard as a tax, and the entity in the United States that enforces tax policy is the IRS. If you don’t comply with Obamacare’s individual mandate, you will be answering to the IRS. That is clearly the context she’s talking within because she had just said,‘The IRS, Greta, is the chief enforcer of Obamacare.’"
But several health policy experts agreed that’s not the same as the IRS being "in charge of our health care."
William McBride, an economist with the business-backed Tax Foundation, said the IRS has been tasked with "a tremendous amount" and that the agency is in "uncharted territory," but he added that he doubts the IRS "will effectively control much of anything related to health care."
Other health policy specialists were even more blunt. "Not accurate," said Gail Wilensky, who headed Medicare and Medicaid under President George H.W. Bush and who is now a health policy consultant. It’s a "ludicrous statement," said Jonathan Oberlander, professor of social medicine and health policy and management at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Our ruling
Bachmann said the IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care." The IRS does play a number of key roles under the health care law, but it’s wrong to say it would "be in charge" of any American’s health care. The IRS won’t oversee interactions between doctors and patients, nor will it play any more of a role than confirming that exchange purchasers qualify for subsidies. Even within the government, HHS plays a much bigger role. We rate Bachmann’s claim False.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
Did you see my post with CNBC as the source? About the IRS playing a dominant role in Obamacare a few posts ago?

Here's this too.

SAN DIEGO (CN)- A lurid but vague class action accuses corrupt and abusive IRS agents of stealing 10 million people's medical records without a warrant - including "intimate medical records of every state judge in California."

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/14/5570...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/...
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisrev...

Your thoughts?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966314 Aug 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. You mean like the Christian persecution of women as being witches?
witchcraft laws were much more a phenomenon of secular courts and governments than religious- a few witch hunters abhorred all women-most had nothing to do with Christianity. They were secular like the democrats of today.
Why not educate yourself with some history there yeah hoo instead of spewing the same crap to fit your muzzie loving agenda?
http://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/w...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966316 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in addition to listening to 3 hours of Limbaugh, you listen to another 3 hours if Beck! What comes next?
Hannity and Savage, that takes up your whole day in addition to reporting what they say on here. Do you take notes too?
Hannity is getting sacked for more hours of Savage Nation, you must be totally orgasmic.
I don't listen to Beck, it was easy to prove your statement wrong, I just used Gooooooogle. I didn't know about Savage and the Hannity hours. Good thing you libs know it all:)
I only listen to Hannity when he interviews me and as far as Savage, nope--but my husband and I listen to Levin during dinner, which we eat every night together. Is there anything else you need to know?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966317 Aug 18, 2013
Everyone ready for Obamacare?

October 1 is less than two months away.

Everyone know what to do now?

Anyone not know the IRS has no way to enforce collecting fines (taxes) for not having insurance except writing scary letters and threatening to garnish wages and that the IRS is going to grow by leaps and bounds enforcing Obamacare?

Anyone not see something wrong with this?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966318 Aug 18, 2013
steve richards wrote:
<quoted text>
Siding against Mubarek was Ofumbala's first mistake. Egypt will be a disaster for decades, maybe centuries. Ostupida can claim he's a christian, yet he says next to nothing about the christian murders and church burnings in Egypt. Some would see that as siding with the lunatic Islamofascists. I do.
He didn't say anything for over a year about the Christians in Egypt. He finally gave a woe is me willy nilly er eh ah well um see I I I speech when the Mo Bro Hood was being killed for their terrorism--then all of a sudden the Mo Bro Hoodie, O'bama, says something. O'bama has been on the wrong side since he was elected.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966319 Aug 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
So it is all about money.
Maybe it is worth it.
Education is an investment.
Liberals say condoms and abortions are an investment. That is their definition of 'education'.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966320 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
An Egyptian official said that the army rigged the presidential elections in June 2012, fearing widespread riots should the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, lose the race.
According to the source, who asked to remain anonymous, Ahmed Shafik, the former air force commander and former president Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, actually won the race by a narrow margin. But the army generals — wanting to ensure that law and order would be upheld following the elections — feared that if Morsi was defeated, the Muslim Brotherhood would refuse to recognize the results and would end up conducting themselves just as they are now.
The official results, 51.73 percent for Morsi and 48.27% for Shafik, were almost the exact reversal of what actually happened at the polls. After the results were published, we barely heard any calls for protest or opposition among the secular-liberals, while on the religious side — loyal either to the Muslim Brotherhood or the Salafi parties — voters were happy with their achievement.
Considering that the election that Obama and McCain are using as their default argument was of dubious legality and was only achieved through another populist-military coup against Mubarak, they were just tampering with a highly tampered election.
*The irony then would be that the election that O'bama is using as the basis for Morsi’s legitimacy was no more legitimate than his removal from power. And that’s typical for the region. The former obviously dismantles Obama's case to uphold the results of the election and possibly return Morsi to power. That is dead on arrival, but if it can be proved that O'bama made such an agreement with Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood (not Egypt), this would be something bigger than Benghazi.
entirely possible....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966321 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see my post with CNBC as the source? About the IRS playing a dominant role in Obamacare a few posts ago?
Here's this too.
SAN DIEGO (CN)- A lurid but vague class action accuses corrupt and abusive IRS agents of stealing 10 million people's medical records without a warrant - including "intimate medical records of every state judge in California."
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/14/5570...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/...
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisrev...
Your thoughts?
What the IRS can actually enforce also seems a difficult question.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100711119

A lurid but vague class action....

Plaintiff's attorney Robert E. Barnes declined to elaborate on the complaint's allegations, saying he will have more information "in a few months."

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/14/5570...

difficult.

lurid but vague.

more 'information'?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966322 Aug 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
So it is all about money.
Maybe it is worth it.
Education is an investment.
Yes, but only if the education is of the highest quality.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966323 Aug 18, 2013
steve richards wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't you know by now what a phoney douche Ditzinger is? Anyone who equates any christianity today with the Islamofascists of today is ignorant, a liar, a liberal or all three.
And very hard to take seriously too.
LCNlin

United States

#966324 Aug 18, 2013
The British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has reopened after it was closed for nearly two weeks over "increased security concerns".

UK staff in Sanaa were sent home after messages between the head of al-Qaeda and the group's head in Yemen about an attack were reportedly intercepted.

US embassies across the Middle East and North Africa were also closed.

Yemen said the closures had played into the hands of terrorists, but Britain said safety was the top priority.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem, in Sanaa, said the reopening of the British embassy, at 08:30 BST on Sunday, appeared to suggest the perceived danger had passed.

But assessments were being made behind closed doors, and most of the media had received only fragments of information about the reasons for both its closure and subsequent reopening, he said.
'Suicide attacks'

Yemen welcomed the move, but the country's foreign minister Abu Bakr al Qirbi was critical of the closures.

"We feel that closure of the embassies plays into the hands of terrorists," he told the BBC.
Continue reading the main story
“Start Quote

The high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals”

End Quote Jane Marriot British ambassador to Yemen

"It disturbs people's lives, it affects relations between countries and this is one of the objectives of terrorism."

British ambassador Jane Marriot said she could not comment on the original threat but the UK had to "give the highest priority to the safety and security of all our staff".

The alert was sparked after secret plans discussed by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi were picked up by US intelligence officials, according to US media.

Unprecedented security measures were taken in Sanaa, which saw the British embassy close on 4 August and hundreds of armoured vehicles deployed.

Speaking at the time, the BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, said a security source had confirmed that Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that dozens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in the city in the preceding days in preparation for a major attack.

The source suggested it was to include explosions and suicide attacks aimed at Western diplomatic missions and Yemeni military headquarters.
'Extremely dangerous'

Yemen is the base of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has recently suffered a series of setbacks after the military launched an offensive in June with the help of US forces.

The UK Foreign Office advises against all travel to the whole country.

Ms Marriot said the "high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals".

"I hope that, with the national dialogue and a willingness by all parties in Yemen to work for the security, stability and economic success of their country, that will eventually change," she said in a statement.
LCNlin

United States

#966325 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Everyone ready for Obamacare?
October 1 is less than two months away.
Everyone know what to do now?
Anyone not know the IRS has no way to enforce collecting fines (taxes) for not having insurance except writing scary letters and threatening to garnish wages and that the IRS is going to grow by leaps and bounds enforcing Obamacare?
Anyone not see something wrong with this?
Will Republicans Cut Military Spending?

Peter Suderman|Oct. 22, 2010 1:56 pm

A report in this morning’s Wall Street Journal starts by saying that “Congress is likely to see an influx of conservatives with a broad mandate to slash federal spending after next month's elections, but whether major cuts to military spending will be on the table remains unresolved.” We can probably resolve the matter right now just by saying that it won’t happen. As much as I’d like to see the GOP—or Democrats, for that matter—push to trim both the defense budget and America’s global military ambitions, there’s very little sign that most Republicans are actually prepared to consider cuts of any significance. Indeed, most prominent conservative groups, as well as many prominent conservative politicians, are pushing to keep defense spending untouchable.

Just look at the Journal’s report. The article suggests that some Republicans may jump on board with a cost-cutting “efficiency drive” by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But amongst GOP legislators, policy shops, and political bigshots, the issue looks rather one-sided.

Against defense spending cuts, the article points to a platoon of conservative heavyweights: AEI, the Heritage Foundation, the Foreign Policy Initiative, Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, and the folks behind the GOP’s recent Pledge to America. For defense spending cuts, the article has...Rand Paul. And yes, it also has his father, Ron Paul, who recently cosigned a letter with Democrats Barney Frank and Ron Wyden urging the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility to consider military cuts as a way to bring down the national debt. But outside of the Pauls, the article names no Republican legislators who seem interested in paring back America’s excessive military spending. Instead, it says that “several GOP candidates have said military-spending reductions should be considered,” though it doesn’t say which ones, or how many, or if they’re likely to win or hold positions of influence. And it claims that “some observers are speculating whether fiscal conservatives...will make common cause with liberal lawmakers who back reductions in military outlays.” This observer would be happy if those observers turned out to be right. But it doesn’t seem very likely.
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#966326 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Everyone ready for Obamacare?
October 1 is less than two months away.
Everyone know what to do now?
Anyone not know the IRS has no way to enforce collecting fines (taxes) for not having insurance except writing scary letters and threatening to garnish wages and that the IRS is going to grow by leaps and bounds enforcing Obamacare?
Anyone not see something wrong with this?
Yes. It is not health care. Health insurance is
our earned money in their bank. I gave up calling our insurance.
No more doctors either. New Mexico is worthless.

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