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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#983621 Sep 16, 2013
MOM wrote:
The Largest Share Of Income Ever Recorded Went To The One Percent In 2012 The wealthiest Americans have almost fully recovered from the economic meltdown, taking home 50 percent of all income in 2012, according to a report from economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty.
The top one percent of wage earners took home 95 percent of income gains in the first three years of economic recovery.
According to the same report, the “top one percent incomes are close to full recovery while bottom 99 percent incomes have hardly started to recover."
The one percent in the U.S. grew by 31.4 percent while the bottom 99 percent grew by only 0.4 percent from 2009 to 2012.
The trend of income inequality that began in the 1970s, the study authors wrote, was only disrupted by the Great Recession and it now continues.
The one percent took home 19.3 percent of the total household income in 2012 – the biggest percentage of total income since 1927, when the group took 18.7 percent
In a separate research study, Saez, a leading researcher of wealth and income inequality at the University of California, Berkeley, found that the top one percent took home 86 percent of the income growth from 1993 to 2000. During that time, the 99 percent saw only a 6.6 percent increase in earnings.
Income inequality in the U.S. is worse than in Egypt, Tunisia, the Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Yemen, according to Raw Story. The top ten percent of wage earners in the U.S. have 15.9 times the income of the bottom 90 percent.
So, what you're saying is, the current trend in what you label as "income inequality" beginning in the 70s is roughly coincident with the so-called "progressives" beginning a 40-year decline of our education system without a single year of improvement, right?
Why don't you complete your essay with a description of how income is more evenly distributed in countries with higher education levels.

And, it seems the trend you referenced only got worse since Obama took office.
What's the connection there?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983622 Sep 16, 2013
Bush Is Back!(And Iraq War Was A Huge Success)

Debating Syria, GOP Pundits Polish The Bush Presidency

Missing from the collective rewriting of history? Facts. Like the acknowledgement that more than 3,000 Americans died from terror attacks while Bush was in office, and that his Iraq War ranks among the most costly U.S. foreign policy blunders in recent history.(A decade later, Iraq remains besieged by violence.)

Indeed. What's most amazing about the brash rewriting of history is how conservative commentators boldly hold up the Iraq War (!) as an example of the success President Obama should try to emulate when searching for a solution to the Syria crisis. Not only did Bush apparently win the Iraq War, it was a masterful victory.

"By the time Bush left office," wrote William McGurn in the New York Post this month, "he'd handed Obama a war in Iraq that had been won." (Mission accomplished!) Like lots of conservatives, McGurn insists he misses the "decisive" Bush, while quietly ignoring the fact that Bush's decisiveness led to a $1 trillion dollar-plus war that claimed the lives of approximately 4,500 Americans, more than 100,000 Iraqis, and helped wipe out America's budget surplus.

But forget about those pesky facts. The Iraq War stands as "the most magnificent United States foreign policy success in 50 years," according to Ann Coulter. And Rush Limbaugh assured listeners last week the war "was not a mess" until the media "convinced people it was a mess." (Liberal bias!)

You don't have to search long to find even former Bush allies who demolish that kind of Limbaugh spin. "[T]he Iraq War was a disaster," noted Bush's chief re-election strategist, Matthew Dowd while appearing on ABC's This Week earlier this year. "We spent over $1 trillion. We lost thousands of lives."

If you'd prefer a the perspective of a career military man who spent 15 years in the Middle East, recall that retired General Anthony Zinni famously referred to the Bush administration's war strategy as a "brain fart."

But if, as conservative claim, the Iraq War ended with a stirring U.S. victory, it stands to reason that the intelligence used during the run-up to the war was also airtight, right? It was if you're Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, who recently asserted that "The case the Bush administration assembled on Iraqi WMD was far stronger than what the Obama administration has offered on Syria."

Yikes.

To refute that whopper, look no further than Colin Powell, who as Bush's Secretary of State famously shared the evidence marshaled by the administration to wage war with Iraq. Since then, Powell has been quite clear that "the evidence was deeply flawed," as he wrote in his 2012 autobiography.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/09/16/bush-...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#983623 Sep 16, 2013
Obama still following Putin’s Lead!! Putin meets with Iranian President Rouhani while Obama sends letter requesting a meeting with Iranian President Rouhani at UN!!
MOM

Waterbury, CT

#983624 Sep 16, 2013
NSA TECHNIQUES AND RESOURCES

Remote monitoring/tracking of individuals in any location, inside any building, continuously, anywhere in the country.

A system for inexpensive implementation of these operations allows for thousands of persons in every community to be spied on constantly by the NSA.

Remote RNM Devices
NSA's RNM equipment remotely reads the evoked potentials (EEGs) of the human brain for tracking individuals, and can send messages through the nervous systems to affect their performance. RNM can electronically identify individuals and track them anywhere in the US.

This equipment is on a network and is used for domestic intelligence operations, government security and military base security, and in case of bioelectric warfare.


Spotters and Walk-Bys in Metropolitan Areas
Tens of thousands of persons in each area working as spotters and neighbourhood/business place spies (sometimes unwittingly) following and checking on subjects who have been identified for covert control by NSA personnel.

Agents working out of offices can be in constant communication with spotters who are keeping track of the NSA's thousands of subjects in public. NSA agents in remote offices can instantly identify (using~ RNM) any individual spotted in public who is in contact with surveillance subject.


Chemicals and Drugs into Residential Buildings with Hidden NSA Installed and Maintained Plastic Plumbing lines.
The NSA has kits for running lines into residential tap water and air ducts of subjects for the delivery of drugs (such as sleeping gas or brainwashing-aiding drugs).

This is an outgrowth of CIA pharmapsychology (psychopharmacology).


Brief Overview of Proprietary US Intelligence/Anti-Terrorist Equipment Mentioned
Fixed network of special EMF equipment that can read EEGs in human brains and identify/track individuals by using digital computers. ESB (Electrical Stimulation to the Brain) via EMF signal from the NSA Signals Intelligence is used to control subjects.

EMF equipment that gathers information from PC circuit boards by deciphering RF emissions, thereby gaining wireless modem-style entry into any personal computer in the country. All equipment hidden, all technology secret, all scientific research unreported (as in electronic warfare research).

Not known to the public at all, yet complete and thorough implementation of this method of domestic intelligence has been in place since the early 1980s.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#983625 Sep 16, 2013
MOM wrote:
The Largest Share Of Income Ever Recorded Went To The One Percent In 2012 The wealthiest Americans have almost fully recovered from the economic meltdown, taking home 50 percent of all income in 2012, according to a report from economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty.
The top one percent of wage earners took home 95 percent of income gains in the first three years of economic recovery.
According to the same report, the “top one percent incomes are close to full recovery while bottom 99 percent incomes have hardly started to recover."
The one percent in the U.S. grew by 31.4 percent while the bottom 99 percent grew by only 0.4 percent from 2009 to 2012.
The trend of income inequality that began in the 1970s, the study authors wrote, was only disrupted by the Great Recession and it now continues.
The one percent took home 19.3 percent of the total household income in 2012 – the biggest percentage of total income since 1927, when the group took 18.7 percent
In a separate research study, Saez, a leading researcher of wealth and income inequality at the University of California, Berkeley, found that the top one percent took home 86 percent of the income growth from 1993 to 2000. During that time, the 99 percent saw only a 6.6 percent increase in earnings.
Income inequality in the U.S. is worse than in Egypt, Tunisia, the Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Yemen, according to Raw Story. The top ten percent of wage earners in the U.S. have 15.9 times the income of the bottom 90 percent.
how much of that has to do with the stock market they folks keep bragging about?

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#983626 Sep 16, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi there pea brain. Just love that race card, don't you?
Thanks to Obama and hos Obamabots like you:
Race relations appear to be on decline in U.S., CBS News poll
August 28, 2013 5:16 AM
More than four and half years into Barack Obama's presidency, race relations in America seem to be on the decline.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/...
Keep up the good work, scrotum.
I get it. If we did not elect a black President it wouldn't have brought out all you racists.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#983627 Sep 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
uh, 9/11?
oh yeah, that's Clinton's fault.
now if only more than 2.5 million FOXbots would buy in.....
but the LAX thing seems interesting. is that the one where Cheney said torture got us the info even though the info came a year after the plot was discovered?
isn't that a good litmus test for water boarding? Ask questions that we already know the answer to?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#983628 Sep 16, 2013
Dumb Dave says:
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah Blah Blah from Mighty Dumb Builder.
I haver some news, most hard working Americans are not such low life POS that they have to use racial slurs.
Just you & your right whiner buddies.
Just how GD disgusting are you people.
I guess to you being a racist f*ck is being exceptional.
ROTFLMAO!!!!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#983629 Sep 16, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"you people" is a racial slur you pos.
If I say "you people" to refer to those using racial slurs, then it makes me a racist?

I didn't know "ignorant, uneducated racist" is a race.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983630 Sep 16, 2013
MOM wrote:
<quoted text>the most powerful man in the world today looks to be Vlady I wonder who has a better education and more expierience oh and dont forget to say its the republicans fault even though our allies and most of his party voted no confidence obama lolololololololol
so Obama threatens a country supported by Russia and Russia goes 'Hey wait a minute. We can't have that. We've got too much money wrapped up in supporting Mideast dictators.' and you think Obama is the one who's weak?
MOM

Waterbury, CT

#983631 Sep 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, what you're saying is, the current trend in what you label as "income inequality" beginning in the 70s is roughly coincident with the so-called "progressives" beginning a 40-year decline of our education system without a single year of improvement, right?
Why don't you complete your essay with a description of how income is more evenly distributed in countries with higher education levels.
And, it seems the trend you referenced only got worse since Obama took office.
What's the connection there?
the libs destroyed education inorder to have power with poverty without poverty mike stivic mearhead has no use
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#983632 Sep 16, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You anti-racist rants might actually have some merit if you didn't over react 33% of the time. Your credibility might also increase if you attacked the racists/bigots on your side of the isle, but for some reason you give them a pass.
Aww, be fair, there are no racists on his side of the isle.(end of sarcasm)
MOM

Waterbury, CT

#983633 Sep 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Bush Is Back!(And Iraq War Was A Huge Success)
Debating Syria, GOP Pundits Polish The Bush Presidency
Missing from the collective rewriting of history? Facts. Like the acknowledgement that more than 3,000 Americans died from terror attacks while Bush was in office, and that his Iraq War ranks among the most costly U.S. foreign policy blunders in recent history.(A decade later, Iraq remains besieged by violence.)
Indeed. What's most amazing about the brash rewriting of history is how conservative commentators boldly hold up the Iraq War (!) as an example of the success President Obama should try to emulate when searching for a solution to the Syria crisis. Not only did Bush apparently win the Iraq War, it was a masterful victory.
"By the time Bush left office," wrote William McGurn in the New York Post this month, "he'd handed Obama a war in Iraq that had been won." (Mission accomplished!) Like lots of conservatives, McGurn insists he misses the "decisive" Bush, while quietly ignoring the fact that Bush's decisiveness led to a $1 trillion dollar-plus war that claimed the lives of approximately 4,500 Americans, more than 100,000 Iraqis, and helped wipe out America's budget surplus.
But forget about those pesky facts. The Iraq War stands as "the most magnificent United States foreign policy success in 50 years," according to Ann Coulter. And Rush Limbaugh assured listeners last week the war "was not a mess" until the media "convinced people it was a mess." (Liberal bias!)
You don't have to search long to find even former Bush allies who demolish that kind of Limbaugh spin. "[T]he Iraq War was a disaster," noted Bush's chief re-election strategist, Matthew Dowd while appearing on ABC's This Week earlier this year. "We spent over $1 trillion. We lost thousands of lives."
If you'd prefer a the perspective of a career military man who spent 15 years in the Middle East, recall that retired General Anthony Zinni famously referred to the Bush administration's war strategy as a "brain fart."
But if, as conservative claim, the Iraq War ended with a stirring U.S. victory, it stands to reason that the intelligence used during the run-up to the war was also airtight, right? It was if you're Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, who recently asserted that "The case the Bush administration assembled on Iraqi WMD was far stronger than what the Obama administration has offered on Syria."
Yikes.
To refute that whopper, look no further than Colin Powell, who as Bush's Secretary of State famously shared the evidence marshaled by the administration to wage war with Iraq. Since then, Powell has been quite clear that "the evidence was deeply flawed," as he wrote in his 2012 autobiography.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/09/16/bush-...
hahahahahalolololololbush obama is now syria libya drones
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#983634 Sep 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt will henceforth refer to Obama as a girl (which may be appropriate).
Hahahaha
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983635 Sep 16, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
isn't that a good litmus test for water boarding? Ask questions that we already know the answer to?
a litmus test for Bush administration truth telling.

Cheney claim that torture foiled LA terrorist plot now proved false

The claim that water boarding Khalid Sheik Mohammed led to information that foiled the Los Angeles attack in 2002 is now shown to be clearly false since both Bush and CIA documents claim the attack was foiled in 2002 and Kahilid wasn't even captured until March of 2003.

Undermining even further any claim that the illegal torture saved lives, in a December 2008 article in Vanity Fair, FBI Director Mueller was asked point blank in an interview by writer David Rose if he knew of any instance where any terrorist attacks had been thwarted as a result of water boarding or other forms of torture.

Mueller's answer was," I don’t believe that has been the case.”

http://www.examiner.com/article/cheney-claim-...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#983636 Sep 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I get it. If we did not elect a black President it wouldn't have brought out all you racists.
Wrong again, Dumb Dave. To the contrary, it actually brought out all you race baiting racists.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#983637 Sep 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
That is highly debateable, given what is shown of his swing.
It's got to be better than his ability to act like a president.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#983638 Sep 16, 2013
OBAMACARE MYTH

The more you know about it, the more you like it: 34% say they don’t understand the law very well and another 35% say they understand it only “some.” Compared with 30% who understand it either "very well" or "pretty well."

The White House has tried to start health-care education campaigns a few times, but to no avail. Interestingly, to show how uneasy the White House is about making pro-health care arguments, look at this new OFA TV ad. It’s a health care one-off that simply targets House GOPers on the budget. No effort is made in this ad to explain or sell health care.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/16...

OFA TV ad:



Can anyone say to Obama "enough already"??
TSM

El Paso, TX

#983639 Sep 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
How abut you people quit blaming & cutting thee programs or an economic situation created by the greedy wealthy.
RealDave the problem with your argument ‘Redistribution’ is the Wealthy have gotten Wealthier and the Gap between Have and the Have Not’s have grown wider under this President!! Liberalism doesn’t Work!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#983640 Sep 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
How about when you trash the military career of a US Congressman who lost multiple limbs in Vietnam to win his seat in Congress.
See Karl Rocv & George W Bush.
Maybe you should just post a source instead.

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