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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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.
LCNlin

United States

#966327 Aug 18, 2013
Well, that Rolling Stone article about rising sea levels and freak weather did theorize that eventually Miami would be damaged so badly that the federal government would decide it would just be more cost effective to cut its loses and let it be destroyed. We just didn't think it would happen so soon.

Thankfully, at least in this case, we're talking about the Navy's USS Miami submarine. The nuclear sub was a victim of an on-board fire last year, and due to budget cuts the Navy announced yesterday it would use it for scrap rather than restore it.

On May 23, 2012 the USS Miami was sitting in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, undergoing scheduled maintenance when it caught fire. The blaze took 12 hours to extinguish. Seven firemen and one crewmember were injured. Eventually civilian employee Casey J. Fury admitted that he had set the fire by lighting some rags on fire. He claimed he just wanted to get out of work early. He's now serving 17 years in prison, and was ordered to pay back $400 million in restitution. Of course, that's not going to happen. People who set fires to get out of their shipyard job early don't tend to be billionaires.

Originally the ship was going to be repaired, but faced with budget cuts the Navy decided to scrap it. Its last official day in service will be tomorrow.

"The Navy and the nation simply cannot afford to weaken other fleet readiness in the way that would be required to afford repairs to Miami," Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge said in a statement.

Of course, the decision won't have any real effects locally. Though citizens and politicians in Maine, where the ship is headquartered, are none to pleased.

To us it's just a sad and somehow suitably ironic end to a ship named in our city's honor. It's also the first warship to be lost in an American port since the American Civil War. Though, there's always a chance Miami could get a new ship with its namesake. This USS Miami was the third in the Navy's history. Two others were in use during the Civil War and World War II.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966328 Aug 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Medical insurance and medical care are two different things, both real.

"Healthcare" is just a political slogan.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966329 Aug 18, 2013
Obama goes to Egypt, had a secret meeting with the leaders AND the Moslem Brotherhood and few months later a civil war ensues.

If it were Bush, Liberals would be falsely claiming (Like always) that Bush got preferential treatment by the Texas National Guard! Oh, never mind, they already did!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites who want a big government telling them what to say, to do, to eat and to drink!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966330 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Well, that Rolling Stone article about rising sea levels and freak weather did theorize that eventually Miami would be damaged so badly that the federal government would decide it would just be more cost effective to cut its loses and let it be destroyed. We just didn't think it would happen so soon.
Losing Miami to the ocean would be a net plus.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966331 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>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.
And NOW, TODAY, he threaten Egypt with no military help (money, aircrafts) if they do not put a Moslem Brotherhood terrorist back as president.
LCNlin

United States

#966332 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Medical insurance and medical care are two different things, both real.
"Healthcare" is just a political slogan.
until one is ill and can not work, depending on others ?

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966333 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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.
But didn't Obama killed Osama therefore no terrorism was dead? Al Queda is dead therefore Kumbaya?

See? Liberals are ALWAYS wrong!
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#966334 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but only if the education is of the highest quality.
Student loans and financial aid if needed.
Whatever is important to you.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966335 Aug 18, 2013
The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets. "

Bachmann said the IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets. "

The congresswoman chooses to believe that the IRS and the rest of the government intend to delve ever-further into Americans’ personal lives. We can’t predict what will happen in the future, but as best we can tell now, she has mischaracterized the intent and limitations of the hub. It’s not a "database." The IRS isn’t running it. It won’t include "intimate" health data. And most Americans won’t need to interact with it at all. We rate her comment Pants on Fire.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

but this is all you really need to know....

....During a recent interview with Fox News, Rep. Michele Bachmann....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966336 Aug 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Where and when__second time I've asked doll.
Militant Islamists burn down Nigeria boarding house, children burned alive.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/06...

Muslim Brotherhood burn down Coptic Christian churches.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/20...

Egypt's Islamists target Christian churches, schools

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/08/18/egypt...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966337 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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.
Good thing the O'bama administration leaked the information that they were getting all their information off of chatter chatter chatter--so the moslem terrorists could change their talking habits huh?
LCNlin

United States

#966338 Aug 18, 2013
Florida Crime
A 56-year-old Riverview man was shot dead this morning after attacking his girlfriend outside her apartment, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
At around 6 a.m., a Vickie Rock, 50, of Riverview, was visiting a home at the Grand Oaks Apartments at 10103 Sherwood Lane in Riverview, when she heard glass breaking and screaming coming from next door, deputies said.
Rock, who was armed with a .45 caliber handgun, went outside to investigate and found a Daniel S. Robertson beating his girlfriend, Cristy Vasilakos, 40, with a metal object, deputies said.
Rock yelled at Robertson to stop, but when he turned and began attacking Rock, she fired the gun at least once, deputies said.
Deputies later arrived to discover Robertson dead in the parking lot.
Vasilakos’ front window and front door were heavily damaged, apparently by the Robertson forcing his way into her apartment, deputies said. Both women sustained facial injuries.
Detectives interviewed independent witnesses who, they said, verified statements made by the two women.
Robertson’s body will be turned over to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner to rule on the official cause of death.
Robertson and Vasilakos both live in the complex, in different apartments. Rock was there visiting her boyfriend, according to a news release.
Rock was released Saturday without charges.
Once detectives have wrapped up their investigation, the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office will determine if charges will be filed at a later date, the sheriff’s office said.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966339 Aug 18, 2013
When Dan Rather asked then Vice President Bush about his role in the Iran-Contra affair during a live interview, Bush responded by saying, "Dan, how would you like it if I judged your entire career by those seven minutes when you walked off the set in New York?

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
LCNlin

United States

#966340 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Militant Islamists burn down Nigeria boarding house, children burned alive.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/06...
Muslim Brotherhood burn down Coptic Christian churches.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/20...
Egypt's Islamists target Christian churches, schools
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/08/18/egypt...
There are 1.6 billion people of the Islamic faith.
Doubt if all are out killing people tonight or are you cherry picking again?
At the moment Muslims are killing Muslims in Egypt

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966341 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
until one is ill and can not work, depending on others ?
Seems to me a lot of people are ill and can not work because of so called 'health care'. Americans are the most medicated and sickest people in the world--why is that?
LCNlin

United States

#966342 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
And very hard to take seriously too.
Your daily "the world is ending unless we become republican" act got old years ago?
The world has many problems, always has, and not all were created by President Obama :-)
LCNlin

United States

#966344 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Seems to me a lot of people are ill and can not work because of so called 'health care'. Americans are the most medicated and sickest people in the world--why is that?
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966345 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets. "
Bachmann said the IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets. "
The congresswoman chooses to believe that the IRS and the rest of the government intend to delve ever-further into Americans’ personal lives. We can’t predict what will happen in the future, but as best we can tell now, she has mischaracterized the intent and limitations of the hub. It’s not a "database." The IRS isn’t running it. It won’t include "intimate" health data. And most Americans won’t need to interact with it at all. We rate her comment Pants on Fire.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
but this is all you really need to know....
....During a recent interview with Fox News, Rep. Michele Bachmann....
Someone is going to have to rate these people on how much they owe. Who do you suppose that is going to be? Hussein O'bama promised an open debate over healthcare with televised negotiations. Why did O'bama and the democrats lie?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966346 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
The United State of America is the most heavily medicated country in the world. With 3.5 billion drugs or more prescribed each year, Americans buy more drugs per person than any other country. About 34% of American adults take at least one prescription drug and 11.5% take 3 or more, according to a 2012 Forbes report. This amounts to around 130 million Americans each month.
The negative side effects of such prevalent drug use are often underestimated. Around 125,000 Americans die each year from drug reactions, according to AP projections. That makes prescription drugs the fourth leading cause of death in America. When considering nonfatal reactions, the numbers are even worse. Hospital patients suffer 10 adverse drug reactions per 100 admissions, meaning that when you enter a hospital you have a 10% chance of such a misadventure. Of these 3.6 million episodes per year, 70% are hard to foresee but 30% are outright mistakes.
Americans spent $307 billion on prescription drugs in 2010. The pharmaceutical industry is massive in America, and deeply intertwined with the physicians who prescribe the medications. Around one fourth of doctors take cash payments from drug or device makers, and two thirds accept routine gifts of food.
- See more at: http://adamgoldfein.com/medicated-america/#st...

About 130 million Americans — many far healthier than the Heckmans — swallow, inject, inhale, infuse, spray, and pat on prescribed medication every month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates. Americans buy much more medicine per person than any other country.
3.5 billion prescriptions per year
The number of prescriptions has swelled by two-thirds over the past decade to 3.5 billion yearly, according to IMS Health, a pharmaceutical consulting company. Americans devour even more nonprescription drugs, polling suggests.
Recently, safety questions have beset some depression and anti-inflammatory drugs, pushing pain relievers Vioxx and — most recently — Bextra from the market. Rising ranks of doctors, researchers and public health experts are saying that America is overmedicating itself. It is buying and taking far too much medicine, too readily and carelessly, for its own health and wealth, they say.
Well over 125,000 Americans die from drug reactions and mistakes each year, according to Associated Press projections from landmark medical studies of the 1990s. That could make pharmaceuticals the fourth-leading national cause of death after heart disease, cancer and stroke.

NBC--there's a good link for liberals:
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7503122/#.UhGWNNKsi...

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