Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Read more
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971732 Aug 28, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Speaking of-I skimmed an article in a New England mag yesterday--retro 50's stuff...in shades of pshycodelic laundromat hues, embellished with surgical steel accessories.
Brrrr...WTH trip were some of THEM on back then?
'The Wave of the Future'

sci-fi was the new genre of the day.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#971733 Aug 28, 2013
WalMart to offer benefits to domestic partners

What oh what will the libtards do?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971734 Aug 28, 2013
Americans stamp “In God we trust” on money. Pray tell?, what do they trust God to do? And has anyone ever checked to see if He/She/It is doing it or even ever has? Certainly, Americans do not expect He/Her/It to bring victory in battle. The outcome of America’s wars since the end of WWII has not been especially favorable; yet war is a frequent and normal American activity (see list) in spite of James Madison’s warning:

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

But America is not alone. In the Encyclopedia of Wars, Phillips and Axelrod present a comprehensive list of 1,763 wars. Many of these wars have religious aspects.

Warfare and organized religion have arisen together; the ability to fight wars is part of any tribal structure that is capable of supporting concerted, large-scale enterprises.

In the ancient world, each city state had its own ruling and protecting god. Warfare between these cities was conceived of as warfare between the cities’ gods. People, like ants, lived for the sake of the tribe.

Although America calls itself a “secular” nation, claiming to “trust in God” is a throwback to earlier eras in human history. Is this God in whom we trust supposed to be our protector? Is the War on Terror a religious, a holy war, a bellum sacrum, a war between gods? Is it a cultural war? In spite of all the denials, this war could very easily be called the Ninth Crusade. European wars against Muslims have always have always been cultural about expelling Islam from the “Holy Land,” where, in fact, nothing is holy, These wars are battles between incompatible cultures. Why is this war on terror different? In fact, the U.N.’s placement in of Israel in Palestine could have been just another attempt to attain the goal denied to the West’s warfare, and the West’s defense of Israel, just another attempt to hold on to the conquests of the Eight Days War. Trouble is, its not working out very well. Instead of conquering the region, we have converted it into a perpetual battlefield.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971735 Aug 28, 2013
America’s decline is well-known to any astute person. Fareed Zakaria wrote a article about it for Time Magazine in 2011. He asks,“Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?”, and writes,“most Americans operate on the assumption that the U.S. is still No. 1. But is it?... our 15-year-olds rank 17th in the world in science and 25th in math. We rank 12th among developed countries in college graduation .... We come in 79th in elementary-school enrollment. Our infrastructure is ranked 23rd in the world.... American health numbers are stunning for a rich country:... we’re 27th in life expectancy, 18th in diabetes and first in obesity....”

What is America best at? America has the most guns, the most crime among rich countries, the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population, the largest amount of debt, the largest economy (which merely means Americans buy more stuff than other people), and the most powerful military. And, Oh, yes:“The United States has produced most of the greatest movies that the world has ever seen.” Isn’t that wonderful? Aren’t you proud to be an American? Don’t you want the whole world to be like us?

The sad thing is that Islam also has its faults, but, of course, Muslims don’t think so. To them, Islam is the way of life given to mankind by Allah. Therefore it is a perfect way of life, with no error, since Allah has no faults.

But Islam is authoritarian, its people have no rights, civil or human, and it is deterministic since the individual’s sole purpose is to identify and carry out God’s plan. A person is merely a cog in God’s machine.

So the human race’s prospects for the outcome of this war are dismal. Neither Islam nor Western “Christianity” nor any religiously based proposal will rescue us. Only humanism will. Trusting in God is futile. God no longer lurks on Olympus. What needs to be defended is not a country or even wealth; it is the Earth’s environment and the human race itself.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971736 Aug 28, 2013
On the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry announces that we have to bomb Syria because the use of chemical weapons violate international rules, it was revealed that CIA files prove that the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iran.

The irony is stunning …

The U.S. literally defines terrorism as other people doing what we ourselves do.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#971737 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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That contribution my employer makes will soon be counted as income to me, and I'll have to pay taxes on it. This will give me less money to put into the real economy, and more money for the government to waste and put into the pockets of crony thieves.
Now, please tell us why every Democrat in Congress hates ObamaKare.
1) You do not pay income tax on your healthcare benefit nor are there any plan to start doing so. Another lie you posted.

2) Democrats do not hate Obamacare. There is no basis for that claim. No, your spam e-mails do not count as a basis.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971738 Aug 28, 2013
Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons
We condemn all use of chemical weapons.

But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here,here, here.

Israeli also used white phosphorous in 2009 during “Operation Cast Lead”(and perhaps subsequently). Israel ratified Protocol III of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (“Protocol III”)– which outlaws the use of incendiary devices in war – in 2007. So this was a war crime.

Moreover, the 1925 Geneva Protocol (which is different from Protocol III) prohibits “the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases”.

The use of White phosphorus (“WP”) may also be a war crime under other international treaties and domestic U.S. laws. For example, the Battle Book, published by the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, contains the following sentence:“It is against the law of land warfare to employ WP against personnel targets.”

The U.S. National Safety Council states that “White phosphorus is a poison ... If its combustion occurs in a confined space, white phosphorus will remove the oxygen from the air and render the air unfit to support life ... It is considered a dangerous disaster hazard because it emits highly toxic fumes. The EPA has listed white phosphorus as a Hazardous Air Pollutant.

Indeed, it is interesting to note that the U.S. previously called white phosphorous a chemical weapon when Saddam used it against the Kurds. Interestingly, it has just come out that the U.S. encouragedSaddam’s use of chemical weapons.

Moreover, the U.S. and Britain have been dropping depleted uranium in virtually every country they fight, which causes severe health problems. See this, this, this and this.

And Israel has been accused of using depleted uranium in Syria.

Two wrongs don’t make a right. But it is hypocritical for the U.S., Britain and Israel to say that we should bomb Syria because the government allegedly used chemical weapons.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#971739 Aug 28, 2013
flack wrote:
WalMart to offer benefits to domestic partners
What oh what will the libtards do?
To those who qualify for healthcare benefits.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#971740 Aug 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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I wish. You wish.
Bush started the fire by invading Iraq and turning it into shiite run place, beholden to Iran. Remember when he said they had WMD's, including chemical weapons? But later admitted he was wrong. But justified it by claiming Saddam was a bad man because he gassed the Kurds, with Reagan's help. That was 20 years earlier.
Now you say we should ignore Syria's use of chemical weapons? Assad isn't a bad man? He uses chemical weapons on his own people and we should ignore it?
I'm afraid we can't. Even sane Republiclowns in Congress agree. Assad has become too dangerous to leave in place. I hope a cruise missile goes right up his ass.
WRONG.

Saddam started the fire when he depleted his own nation into failed statehood-then invaded Kuwait in a bully attack because HE was "beholden" to Kuwait for STEALINg that which was not of his own countries, which then required allied national aid from other countries to drive Saddam back over into his own cess pool mess of failed statehood and chemical use on 5000 Kurds turned into whey--- which then perpetuated further instigation of the already ingrained hatred in bin_laden et al...which then led to the 9/11 attacks, much to Ahmajinadog of Irans glee as well--which then lead to JUSTIFIABLE reasons for U.S.presence in mid east regions (UNLIKE Libya) with actual plans in place on time lines etc....

UNTIL...enter current opotus and his "Arab Spring" promotional program of anarchy, destruction and aiding and abetting failed statehood (kind of like the THUG mentalcases of the Occupy Anyone elses Anything gutter streeter anarchists) of allowing for further infiltrations of terrorist orgs through out the region.

And now an even more PROMINENT point being-
It's NOT even known for sure-WHO implemented chemical weaponary, but many are leaning towards it being the terrorist insurgents!!!

Not NO-but HELL NO-- we have NO business adding ANY missiles to the MESS of Syria.

NONE.

There's absolutely NO JUSTIFIABLE reason to ADD more DAMAGE to a population of SOMe (but not all ) innocent people already SUFFERING.

NONE WHATSOEVER.

The Syria situation is U.N. realms-NOT your Messiah Obumblers-- and INTERPOL should be handling the extradition of Assad. NOT-NOT-NOT ANY other country.

IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH...and let someone who wants to work for the UNITED STATES do the JOB of POTUS.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#971741 Aug 28, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Carol , none of these articles has anything to say on whether Iraq had an active WMD program prior to our invasion but only that they existed in the past. In fact you seem to have missed this little gem;
"Bush later said that the biggest regret of his presidency was "the intelligence failure" in Iraq,[17] while the Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2008 that his administration "misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq".[18] A key CIA informant in Iraq admitted that he lied about his allegations, "then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war".[19]
Lois Lane/Carol is no longer interested in facts, truths or intelligent discussion. She's fallen into the loon pit where lying is acceptable even when the lies are obvious.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971742 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
President Barack Obama said in an interview published Tuesday that his signature legislative achievement would have been backed by Martin Luther King.
Ahead of Obama's address Wednesday that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" speech, radio host Tom Joyner asked the President what the civil rights icon would have said about the new federal health care law widely known as Obamacare.
"Oh, he would like that," Obama said. "Well, because I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege; it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to."
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/o...
Barack Hussein O'bama will say that he IS Martin Luther King today. of course....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971743 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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A larger group of foreign policy experts are speaking the truth and telling everyone it isn't a civil war in Syria, but an Al Qaeda invasion attempting to take over the country.
How do you know it wasn't Al Qaeda that used the chemical weapons?
If the Assad government falls, Al Qaeda will take over the government and all the chemical weapon facilities and stores.
Do you support Obama's efforts to help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?
Or, do you think we should be killing Al Qaeda wherever we find them?
If we get involved in any way, we should kill Al Qaeda. They are still at war with the United States and will kill you only because you are an American.
Obama is ok with that. In fact, Obama is helping Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons so they can kill a lot of other Americans when they kill you.
Or, you can tell us why Al Qaeda wants to kill me, and you, for some reason, believe they don't want to kill you.
In Al Qaeda's world, what's the difference between me and you?
so many questions in the name of muddling the issue.

this seems quite clear to me....

US Neocon Hawks Take Flight Over Syria

Architects and key backers of 2003 invasion of Iraq have some advice for the president as he presses for US attack on new Middle East country

In an echo of the tactics they used to promote U.S. intervention in the Balkans, Iraq and Libya, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives published a letter Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to go far beyond limited military strikes against Syria in retaliation for its government’s alleged use last week of chemical weapons that reportedly killed hundreds of people.

Signed by 66 former government officials and “foreign policy experts”– almost all of them strongly pro-Israel neo-conservatives – the letter, which was released by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), called for Washington “and other willing nations [to] consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime” as part of more ambitious strategy to support “moderate” Syrian rebels and dissuade Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08...

so not attacking Syria will make Iran think it can keep developing nuclear weapons??

you traitorous dupe! and you must be anti-Semitic!

so why do you hate Israel? closet member of the Muslim Brotherhood?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971744 Aug 28, 2013
Obamas Presidency We are reproducing herewith from Archives.org for the record the controversial Daily Mail article pertaining to a US sponsored intelligence operation to launch a chemical weapons attack on Syria and blame it on President Bashar al-Assad.

From the outset, the underlying objective was to provide a justification, on “humanitarian grounds”, for a military intervention directed against Syria.

The original article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22702...

has been removed from the archives of the Daily Mail. It is nonetheless available at

http://web.archive.org/web/20130130091742/htt...

This January 2013 Daily Mail report as well as other important texts on the recent chemical weapon attack are of crucial importance.

The countless deaths of innocent civilian resulting from a false flag chemical weapons attack are being used to justify a so-called humanitarian intervention.

The Pentagon has moved warships to the Eastern Mediterranean.

The US and its allies are intent upon launching an all out war on Syria which could potentially evolve towards a regional war extending from the Eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia.

It is of crucial importance that the Truth prevail.

This US sponsored false flag chemical weapons attack is a criminal act in defiance of international law.

Obamas Presidency Nobel prize winner
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#971745 Aug 28, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Why don't you people who claim to be go-getters actually do something for a change son?
Why do you expect others to do your bidding... as usual?
Gladly--Pick a place to put your mouth in front of my right hand for a minute or two...it needs some flexibility practice.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971746 Aug 28, 2013
President obama Listen Americans Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention In Syria
Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed….

About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.

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[Only] 25 percent of Americans would support U.S. intervention if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemicals to attack civilians, while 46 percent would oppose it.

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The polls suggest that so far, the growing crisis in Syria, and the emotionally wrenching pictures from an alleged chemical attack in a Damascus suburb this week, may actually be hardening many Americans’ resolve not to get involved in another conflict in the Middle East.

The results – and Reuters/Ipsos polling on the use-of-chemicals question since early June – suggest that if Obama decides to undertake military action against Assad’s regime, he will do so in the face of steady opposition from an American public wary after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

***

In this week’s Reuters/Ipsos survey of 1,448 people, just 27 percent said they supported his decision to send arms to some Syrian rebels; 47 percent were opposed.

***

The most popular option among Americans: not intervening in Syria at all. That option is backed by 37 percent of Americans, according to the poll.

In other words, Americans might finally be souring on the whole idea of “humanitarian war”.

Given the substantial doubt among experts regarding the claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people, and the desire of the American people to stay out of another war even if Syria did use such weapons, the U.S. government’s saber rattling appears to be further alienating a population already skeptical due to the NSA spying scandal and Iraq war.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971747 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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1) You do not pay income tax on your healthcare benefit nor are there any plan to start doing so. Another lie you posted.
2) Democrats do not hate Obamacare. There is no basis for that claim. No, your spam e-mails do not count as a basis.
Read the law.

Democrats hate ObamaKare so much, they don't want it to apply to themselves.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#971748 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Just one example:
Before President Barack Obama departed for Israel earlier this year, he took time to consult with Mohamed Magid.
White House officials have praised Magid's organization, ISNA, as a pillar of the American-Muslim community.
We know from the Muslim Brotherhood's own documents that ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood front -- they say that explicitly in one of their 1991 secret memos. Internal Muslim Brotherhood documents, captured by the FBI, name ISNA as one of 29 American-Muslim organizations with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
They said their work in America is “a kind of grand jihad, in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Obama is a key player in this “grand jihad”.
ISNA began in 1982 in Plainfield, Ind. A founding member, Sami al Arian, was convicted in a U.S. federal court of conspiring to support the terror group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Adurahman Alamoudi also worked closely with ISNA for years. He's currently serving a federal prison sentence for funding al Qaeda.
ISNA's founders were even given a tour of the White House in March 2013.
In short, Obama is part of the jihad, and is working toward the destruction of the evil United States.
Perhaps that explains why Iraq devolved into chaos and the Taliban are once again a threat in Afghanistan, and Al Qaeda went from hiding in caves to taking over countries since Obama was made president.
Your Beckian links make me laugh.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971749 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
A larger group of foreign policy experts are speaking the truth and telling everyone it isn't a civil war in Syria, but an Al Qaeda invasion attempting to take over the country.
How do you know it wasn't Al Qaeda that used the chemical weapons?
If the Assad government falls, Al Qaeda will take over the government and all the chemical weapon facilities and stores.
Do you support Obama's efforts to help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?
Or, do you think we should be killing Al Qaeda wherever we find them?
If we get involved in any way, we should kill Al Qaeda. They are still at war with the United States and will kill you only because you are an American.
Obama is ok with that. In fact, Obama is helping Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons so they can kill a lot of other Americans when they kill you.
Or, you can tell us why Al Qaeda wants to kill me, and you, for some reason, believe they don't want to kill you.
In Al Qaeda's world, what's the difference between me and you?
O'bama is basing his decision on a fake video. A video that shows the same fake picture of children supposedly killed by the Egyptian military forces--it was the same picture on the Mo Bro Hoodie web site in Egypt stating that Egyptian forces had used chemical weapons against them. And O'bama is saying it is the chatter chatter chatter---intercepted phones calls---which by the way Al Qaeda came out and said there was no such conversations before the closing of U.S. Embassies. Funny Al Qaeda usually wants to take all the glory of credit they can against the USA.
And BTW why would O'bama go after Snowden? O'bama is the biggest leaker in the World. Sure let's tell everyone we are attacking and exactly how we are going to do it--he is trying to get support from anyone...any where....it isn't happening.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#971750 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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To those who qualify for healthcare benefits.
Duh!!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971752 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Barack Hussein O'bama will say that he IS Martin Luther King today. of course....
I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream - a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.

http://mlk.wsu.edu/about-dr-king/quotes/

at least we know Glenn Beck won't be purporting to be MLK.

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