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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#966585 Aug 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure DBWriter could come up with something to prove that Harry Belafonte is Obama's dad.
Is he a Marxist/Communist/Islamofascis t too?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#966586 Aug 19, 2013
Army Bid Request Reveals Large Purchase of AK Rifle Magazines Not Used By U.S. Forces
Is the corporation of the U.S. Army being used to mask the weaponization of foreign militants such as Syrian rebels or Al-Qaeda?

It was recently uncovered by Intellihub.com staff that the corporation of the U.S. Army, could be used to mask a massive militarized weaponization of the “enemy” in an effort to generate more wartime revenue for the privately owned military industrial complex.

What is most startling about the bid request is not only the sheer amount of AK style rifle magazines but the fact that the standard U.S. Army issue rifle is not of the AK family. The bis request called for “592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity”.

In fact, a write-up on MilitaryAnswers.com reads,“and fires the same round. It is essentially a shortened version with a 14.5 inch barrel that is preferable if you are in close-quarters combat. The basic M4 is a standard issue rifle for the Army. M4s have a trigger group that allows semiautomatic and three-round burst fire modes. By 2014, the Army hopes to replace all off its M4 carbines with the more advanced M4A1 variant.”

the full bid request posted on FBO.gov reads;
Solicitation Number:
W15QKN13T8513
Notice Type:
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

Synopsis:
Added: Jul 29, 2013 9:07 am

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The U. S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, in support of the U.S. Army Research Development Engineering Command Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM-ARDEC) and Several Program Offices, intends to issue a solicitation to all Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders to procure the following:

1. 592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity

Please note that only contractors that have received previously established Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) under W15QKN-12-X-C003 will be issued a solicitation. If you believe you are capable of supplying the abovementioned Non-Standard Weapons (NSW), please respond to the Government’s open and continuous sources sought notice, W15QKN-12-X-C003 and follow the detailed instructions. Responses to the sources sought notice will be assessed to determine the contractor’s capabilities, and if determined capable, the contractor will be awarded a BOA.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#966587 Aug 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
What I'm saying and what I've been saying for years is black leaders must start speaking up and sending the right messages.
The black leaders with the biggest voices, unfortunately, are either in the Grievance Industry or politicians in the Democratic Party and don't want anyone to upset the apple cart.
Wake up, Lily.
You assume that no one cares; it fits into your rationale.
Get rid of the guns.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#966588 Aug 19, 2013
A New York Times report from 30th March 2011 reveals that the CIA had been active in Libya “for weeks”, to “gather information for [NATO] airstrikes, and to contact and ‘vet’ the rebels battling “Gaddafi’s forces”. The New York Times report also states that Obama had signed a presidential finding in the weeks previous, which gave authority to the CIA to arm and fund the rebels. Furthermore, the Independent revealed in March 2011 that Obama had requested Saudi Arabia supply arms to the Libyan militants. Obama had also given his blessing for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to ship arms into Benghazi, urging them to supply non-US manufactured arms to avert suspicion – in violation of the No-Fly Zone and arms embargo he helped to enforce, and all in total violation of the US Constitution and International Law.

The current Libyan authorities have made little effort to disassociate themselves from reports of large-scale arms shipments bound for Syria, leaving from the port of Benghazi. As stated in a UN Security Council report; the sheer size, monetary and logistical requirement to organise such delivery would almost certainly require at least some local government knowledge and assistance, one Libyan congress-member has openly admitted as such. Moreover, in a Telegraph report from November 2011, it is noted that the post-Gaddafi Libyan military commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj – widely regarded as the former leader of Al Qaeda affiliate: the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and a lead figure in the militant uprising against Gaddafi – visited members of the Syrian opposition “Free Syrian Army”(FSA) in Turkey to discuss sending “money and weapons”, and also discussed “Libyan fighters to train troops”.

In a Fox News report from December 2012 an “International Cargo-Shipper” candidly revealed that arms shipments from Libya to Syria commenced “almost immediately after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi”(Oct 2011) and had continued on a weekly basis from multiple ports including Misrata and Benghazi. Some of the “sources” shipments were reported to be in excess of 600 tons. The report goes on to quote anonymous “sources” on the ground in Benghazi as alleging that:“Weapons and fighters were absolutely going to Syria, and the U.S. absolutely knew all about it – though most shipments have stopped since the attack on the American Consulate,”

Furthermore, an extensive UN report from the Security Council group of experts, from April 2013, also highlights the rife lawless proliferation of arms throughout Libya, and seeping beyond its borders. The report stated that arms were fueling conflicts from Syria to Mali, and arms were spreading from Libya at an “alarming rate”. Qatar and the United Arab Emirates were singled out in the UN report for blatant violations of the arms embargo during the 2011 “uprising” against Gaddafi; the report revealed that multiple Qatari arms shipments had been allowed to flow into Libya with the full knowledge and acquiescence of NATO – in much the same way they have been allowed to flow into Turkey from Qatar, with Syria being the final destination.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#966589 Aug 19, 2013
Liberals are so "refined", "professionals" and "intelligent" that they will give Hillary's senate seat to you know, one of them you know, who is you know smart like them you know because you know Libtards are you know better you know than Conservatives you know!!!

LOL!!!

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#966590 Aug 19, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
News headline: Egypt, US on Collision Course
Now, why would that be?
Americans hate terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Only the Obama minions like them.
How is it that an insignificant minoroty of people in the US that support Arab terrorists can put the US on a collision course with Egypt?
There has to be a conspiracy there. One person can't do that.
Another conspiracy?? Here's a real conspiracy you should look into. I believe someone (maybe your wife) is putting something in your food to make you crazy. You need a food tester.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#966591 Aug 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Is he a Marxist/Communist/Islamofascis t too?
Of course.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#966592 Aug 19, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>Keep looking for the Birth Certificate
No, do not, you will never find the Birth Certificate from the "most transparent administration ever"!!!

See? Libtards are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#966593 Aug 19, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Davey, What is an 'unfunded' tax cut? Explain it?
Not again. Are all you right whiners sofa king stupid you can learn the first time?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#966594 Aug 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You assume that no one cares; it fits into your rationale.
Get rid of the guns.
Maybe they just need Aunt Batty Lois Carol's insulin -

Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes:
•4.9 million, or 18.7 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
•African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non Hispanic whites.

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-threatening complications, and certain populations experience an even greater threat. Good diabetes management can help reduce your risk; however, many people are not even aware that they have diabetes until they develop one of its complications.
•Blindness
African Americans are almost 50 percent as likely to develop diabetic retinopathy as non-Hispanic whites.
•Kidney Disease
African Americans are 2.6 to 5.6 times as likely to suffer from kidney disease.
•Amputations
African Americans are 2.7 times as likely to suffer from lower-limb amputations.

http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/...

Since: Nov 11

United States

#966595 Aug 19, 2013
WOW wrote:
Army Bid Request Reveals Large Purchase of AK Rifle Magazines Not Used By U.S. Forces
Is the corporation of the U.S. Army being used to mask the weaponization of foreign militants such as Syrian rebels or Al-Qaeda?

It was recently uncovered by Intellihub.com staff that the corporation of the U.S. Army, could be used to mask a massive militarized weaponization of the “enemy” in an effort to generate more wartime revenue for the privately owned military industrial complex.

What is most startling about the bid request is not only the sheer amount of AK style rifle magazines but the fact that the standard U.S. Army issue rifle is not of the AK family. The bis request called for “592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity”.

In fact, a write-up on MilitaryAnswers.com reads,“and fires the same round. It is essentially a shortened version with a 14.5 inch barrel that is preferable if you are in close-quarters combat. The basic M4 is a standard issue rifle for the Army. M4s have a trigger group that allows semiautomatic and three-round burst fire modes. By 2014, the Army hopes to replace all off its M4 carbines with the more advanced M4A1 variant.”

the full bid request posted on FBO.gov reads;
Solicitation Number:
W15QKN13T8513
Notice Type:
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

Synopsis:
Added: Jul 29, 2013 9:07 am

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The U. S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, in support of the U.S. Army Research Development Engineering Command Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM-ARDEC) and Several Program Offices, intends to issue a solicitation to all Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders to procure the following:

1. 592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity

Please note that only contractors that have received previously established Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) under W15QKN-12-X-C003 will be issued a solicitation. If you believe you are capable of supplying the abovementioned Non-Standard Weapons (NSW), please respond to the GovernmentÂ’s open and continuous sources sought notice, W15QKN-12-X-C003 and follow the detailed instructions. Responses to the sources sought notice will be assessed to determine the contractorÂ’s capabilities, and if determined capable, the contractor will be awarded a BOA.
And Libtards will blame Bush!!!

See? Libtards are brain dead hypocrites.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#966596 Aug 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Please try to quell your inclination to pull out the racist card and, for once, be honest even if you disagree.
Do you see any resemblance or not?
No and I don't care. You are the racist, and getting worse by the day. Do you look like your father?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#966597 Aug 19, 2013
Store: FOREVER 21

Another casualty of Obamacare!!!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#966598 Aug 19, 2013
Has our Species become Insane?
Helen Caldicott is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a world renowned campaigner against nuclear weapons. She says that our species is ‘mentally sick…
The whole society is sick’1. We are in the grip of a death wish. She points out that 1 in 25 people are sociopaths with ‘no moral conscience’ and these are the people who rise to the top; who are in charge. Is she right? Have we really become insane? There is good reason to believe so. By insane behaviour I am referring to avoidable behaviour which will result in our own destruction and would be seen as such if we were ‘in our right minds’.
There are many reasons for the belief that much of our behaviour has become insane. Here are some of them.
1. Nuclear Weapons on High Alert – 2000 nuclear weapons are held ready for launch at the press of a button. This could happen by accident, misunderstanding or malicious intent. It came within hours of happening in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It came within seconds of happening when the drunkard President Yeltsin had his finger on the button after being told Russia was under nuclear attack. It could happen now at any time. Is this sane?
2. Nuclear Arsenals – There are seventeen thousand nuclear weapons in existence; enough to incinerate everyone on the planet many times over as well as destroying most of the other nine million species we share the planet with. Is this sane?
We are not told the destructive power of the weapons being deployed but we do know, for example, that the 180 B61 American bombs now in Europe can be 30 times more destructive than the Hiroshima bomb. President Obama has recently put $537 million in his 2014 budget proposal (total cost is expected to be $10 billion) to upgrade these bombs and make them more accurate!2 Each bomb can destroy a major city the size of London or New York. Is this sane? All this is totally unnecessary. A perfectly sane alternative is available – an enforceable treaty banning nuclear weapons. The existence of a feasible sane option compounds the madness.
Harbouring arsenals of nuclear weapons undermines our very humanity. As the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Kenzaburo Oe, declared “The most terrifying monster lurking in the darkness of Hiroshima is precisely the possibility that man might become no longer human.”
3. Nuclear power and radiation – Contamination from a single failure at Chernobyl spread right across Europe. The struggle to keep the lethal emissions at bay is going on still, 27 years later. At Fukushima three complete meltdowns of reactor cores have been emitting radioactive material for over two years and nobody knows how to stop it. If the wind had been blowing the other way when the disaster started Tokyo would have had to be evacuated and a large part of Japan would have become uninhabitable for 300 hundred years3. If another earthquake occurs the cooling ponds of reactor 4 (loaded with fuel rods) could lose their coolant releasing sufficient radiation to pollute the entire northern hemisphere3. Two and half years after the triple meltdowns started the general manager of TEPCO, the responsible corporation, announced, referring to the discharge of radioactive cooling water into the sea,“We understand that this discharge is beyond our control and we do not think the current situation is good.”4
Humanity is refusing to abandon a technology which can, through a single accident, pollute countries and continents. Is this sane?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966599 Aug 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Take a quick look at the Communist/Marxist Manifesto.
http://marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/c...
Class warfare? Redistribution of wealth? Social restructuring? Control by a few over the masses?
You aren't THAT blind are you?
"While there's a lower class I am in it, while there's a criminal element I am of it, and while there's a soul in prison I am not free.”
&#8213; Eugene Victor Debs, Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches
WOW

Bronx, NY

#966600 Aug 19, 2013
Has our Species become Insane?
Sociopathic and psychopathic leaders – The gratuitous wars started and waged by the US and UK governments result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. These governments support and/or turn a blind eye to kidnap and torture and terrorise innocent villagers in Afghanistan and Pakistan with drone attacks. Both governments authorise the use of the nuclear agent depleted uranium which deposits radiating materials injurious for thousands of years and which condemn the unborn to a lifetime of suffering. Since the war there has been a huge increase in cancers and the number of deformed babies born in Iraq9. In Fallujah doctors have advised women not to have babies because of the terrible risk10. Deeds which would be prosecuted as major crimes if performed by citizens are routinely enacted by our leaders yet they take no responsibility for these crimes and exhibit no remorse. They act without conscience; they are sociopaths and, in some cases, psychopaths (occupying the extreme end of the sociopathic range).

Sociopaths and psychopaths are characterised by their lack of empathy11,12; the ability to experience the feelings and emotions of others. Guilt and remorse are a foreign land. They are both irresponsible and have an overblown sense of entitlement. Nothing is ever their fault. All these are characteristic which we can readily recognise among the power elites of our mad world; in politics, in banking, in the world of ‘defence’.

At one time psychopathology was called moral insanity, an apt term ripe for reinstatement.

As stated above 1 in 25 people are sociopaths13 and, like oil in water they pollute the top layer of society; their ruthless drive facilitates their access to power.

The renowned US writer and journalist William Blum declares, in an article referring to ‘Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars’ and Kerry’s hounding of whistleblowers, that we are witnessing ‘Unlimited power in the hands of psychopaths’ He adds,‘My own country truly scares me’14.

Corporations which in some cases seem to be more powerful than governments are also reported to suffer from the same malaise. We are told that ‘People like Thom Hartmann have suggested that to be the head of a fortune 1000 corporation, one must be a sociopath. A researcher on corporate psychopaths puts the numbers between three and 12 percent of managers’15. The book ‘Snakes in Suits’ by the psychologist Robert Hare is about psychopaths in the world of corporations.

The psychopathic behaviour of our political and corporate leaders is clear for all to see; but what about ourselves, the citizens. There are very many more of us than there are of them. Why do we tolerate their crimes? Is our passivity not itself a form of madness?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#966601 Aug 19, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If the document is never admitted as evidence, there can not be any testimony about that document, idiot.
How about submitting that document as evidence, dufus. The so-called "birthers" want that document in court. The Democrats will say and do anything to avoid submitting that document as evidence.
Why is that? Do you think it's because they know it's fraudulent?
How about you copy and paste the Democrat party line story about how Ann Dunham met Obama Sr in a Russian language class in September, 1961, from Wikipedia or Snopes or Factcheck, take your pick, and then tell us about Stanley Dunham being photographed meeting Obama Sr at the airport in Honolulu with he arrived in 1959.
lol! Talk to Orly Taitz son. I think I've told you before.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#966602 Aug 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You can label yourself anything you want. But Obama and the radical left are, in fact, creating more problems than we ever imagined. The federal government has gotten to the point of overriding its powers under the Constitution.
It doesn't matter what letter you have by your name to see this - unless you WANT the power to be in the hands of a few. And, yes, Republicans are as much to blame.
There's a new book entitled "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic" that's creating quite a stir written by Mark Levin.
Briefly, in 1787, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention and the delegates to each state’s ratification convention foresaw a time when — despite their best efforts to forestall it — the Federal government might breach the Constitution’s limits and begin oppressing the people.
(Well, here we are.)
Therefore, the Framers provided two methods for amending the Constitution - empowering the states to bypass Congress and call a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.
The new proposed amendments include:
1. Term limits, including for justices.
2. Repealing Amendment 17 and returning the election of senators to state legislatures
3. A congressional supermajority to override Supreme Court decisions (overruling what could be a stacked court)
4. Spending limit based on GDP
5. Taxation capped at 15%
6. Limiting the commerce clause, and strengthening private property rights
7. Power of states to override a federal statute by a three-fifths vote.
Would you have a problem with any of the above? It's not a partisan endeavor to give the power back to the people where it was always intended to be. It keeps the power out of the hands of the few in both parties.
If a Republican were sitting in the White House right now and we were seeing the abuses of power by powerful government agencies, I'd ditch the "R" and get on board. I've always been prepared to do that when and if Republicans got back in power after mistakes were made by both sides and if they, too, screwed things up.
Aren't you getting tired of both parties screwing things up? Let the states and the people have their power back. It's really a very simple and bipartisan solution. Sounds almost American.
Yes son.

And you people DO imagine quite a bit!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#966603 Aug 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you post a story from a stooge for the insurance companies as something we should pay attention to and you're calling me an idiot?
You swallow the sheet Obama, Reid & Pewlosi shovel out and you call an economist partisan?

How is the weather on the Moon, Moonbat?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#966604 Aug 19, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Davey, What is an 'unfunded' tax cut? Explain it?
Chica, you can't even find a document you claim exists.

What makes you think you can 'understand' something you know nothing about?

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