Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231871 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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TSM

El Paso, TX

#986467 Sep 20, 2013
Republicans pass legislation to defund Obamacare and fund government on a Bi-Partisan vote now it’s up to Reid/President whether the Government Shuts Down!!
Messiah Obama

Kingston, PA

#986468 Sep 20, 2013
Quit being cynics, you cynics! Obama came forth from the murky depths of American politics, offering a solution! And you want to drag him back down? Doesn't this seem awfully familiar? Think about it. The same thing happened to Jesus, only much more brutal. It's proof that folks DON'T want change. They would rather our country stagnate and die. In a democracy, a President is only as good as the people who elect him/her. Well, I'm telling you right now, cynics --I WANT CHANGE. Who's with me?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#986469 Sep 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor judgment + Political correctness = Liberal judge
so you can't prove it.
Annie

New York, NY

#986470 Sep 20, 2013
An ObamaCare architect and:

Emanuel, has written much literature on how to solve the costs of health care. One such piece is what he calls "The Complete lives System"

This system incorporates five principles:
Youngest-first, prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value.

Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions.

As such, it prioritizes younger people who have not yet lived a complete life and will be unlikely to do so without aid. Many thinkers have accepted complete lives as the appropriate focus of distributive justice:“individual human lives, rather than individual experiences,[are] the units over which any distributive principle should operate.”1,75,76 Although there are important differences between these thinkers, they share a core commitment to consider entire lives rather than events or episodes, which is also the defining feature of the complete lives system.

Consideration of the importance of complete lives also supports modifying the youngest-first principle by prioritizing adolescents and young adults over infants.

Adolescents have received substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life.

Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments. Similarly, adolescence brings with it a developed personality capable of forming and valuing long-term plans whose fulfillment requires a complete life.77 As the legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin argues,“It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old child dies and worse still when an adolescent does”;78 this argument is supported by empirical surveys.41,79

Importantly, the prioritization of adolescents and young adults considers the social and personal investment that people are morally entitled to have received at a particular age, rather than accepting the results of an unjust status quo.

Consequently, poor adolescents should be treated the same as wealthy ones, even though they may have received less investment owing to social injustice.

The complete lives system also considers prognosis, since its aim is to achieve complete lives. A young person with a poor prognosis has had few life-years but lacks the potential to live a complete life.

Lotteries could be used when making choices between roughly equal recipients, and also potentially to ensure that no individual—irrespective of age or prognosis—is seen as beyond saving.34,80

Thus, the complete lives system is complete in another way: it incorporates each morally relevant simple principle.
When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated (figure).78

It therefore superficially resembles the proposal made by DALY advocates; however, the complete lives system justifies preference to younger people because of priority to the worst-off rather than instrumental value.

Additionally, the complete lives system assumes that, although life-years are equally valuable to all, justice requires the fair distribution of them. Conversely, DALY allocation treats life-years given to elderly or disabled people as objectively less valuable.

Finally, the complete lives system is least vulnerable to corruption.
Age can be established quickly and accurately from identity documents.
Prognosis allocation encourages physicians to improve patients’ health, unlike the perverse incentives to sicken patients or misrepresent health that the sickest-first allocation creates.58,59..........

Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years."

-Lancet, Vol 373 June 31, 2009
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986471 Sep 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The only thing you need to know about the Zimmerman case is that our state's (R) governor and (TPR) attorney general very quickly benched the (R) Seminole-Brevard states attorney in favor of the (R) Duval states attorney.
Someone fkd up (read lied) early on.
Additionally, the Sanford police chief was fired, the PIO fired and the lead investigator reassigned to road patrol.
The thin blue line turned a vibrant shade of sht brown!
still no evidence and no case...
Annie

New York, NY

#986472 Sep 20, 2013
Thus, the complete lives system is complete in another way: it incorporates each morally relevant simple principle.
When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated (figure).7

Yep. There's no such thing as Death Panels.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986473 Sep 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Obama didn't write the bill. Republicans refused to get involved and wanted no part of healthcare reform.
answer the question, homeboy...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#986474 Sep 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>'complete moron' I see you've met every rightwinger posting on this thread.
Show me liberal Homer and I will show you an addiction to ghetto and loser.

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#986475 Sep 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I have great appreciation for fine wine, take it up with Flack he has his wine delivered by a tanker truck.
Only someone with a lot of time to kill would waste it drinking a bottle of wine with someone like you.
Galt's just talkin sht to boost his post count, shineyerection is putting him to shame and with longer posts at that.

Back when he was Nobama he took pride in explaining how he'd drive his old Honda all the way to Maryland to buy his liquor just to save a buck__and without a cell phone because he valued his privacy more than his safety.

That poster is a real piece of work.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#986476 Sep 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The Williamsburg Winery makes some good choices.
Jesus Flack, everyone knows that crap is for the tourists.

'Understanding market trends does help. Some of those [sweeter] wines help us to afford the barrels to do our more expensive blends. We have what I call ‘Cheap and Cheerfuls’ which are those wines people purchase at grocery stores'

Yeah, sounds like fine wine. Not.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986477 Sep 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The Williamsburg Winery makes some good choices.
Galt has had their wine...definitely not the best.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#986478 Sep 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What is the aide's name?
Amanda Carpenter

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#986479 Sep 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Apparent you don't either. But you're right. A ponzi scheme means you have to take money from new suckers to pay the old suckers. There are just suckers in this scheme. It's just a scam. There is no way enough money will be raised to pay for it.


The CBO said you are full of sh*t.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#986480 Sep 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
answer the question, homeboy...
I dunno, put it in a bill and ask him to sign it after it goes through the Senate.

Do any of you rightwingers understand how our government works?
United Slaves of Israel

Waynesboro, MS

#986481 Sep 20, 2013
Israel, Israel, Israel....
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#986482 Sep 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Galt's just talkin sht to boost his post count, shineyerection is putting him to shame and with longer posts at that.
Back when he was Nobama he took pride in explaining how he'd drive his old Honda all the way to Maryland to buy his liquor just to save a buck__and without a cell phone because he valued his privacy more than his safety.
That poster is a real piece of work.
Realtime now bent over and getting punked by Galt...

Show me liberal Realtime and I will show you an addiction to moron, dumbass, and loser.

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#986483 Sep 20, 2013
So, when are all you right whiners going to admit you were duped by Issa into thinking the Democrats walked out of a hearing before the Benghazi survivors testified.

You were all having a fit. Fox News was having a fit.

Turns out there was no walk out by the Democrats.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/09/20/these...

Ha HaHa. You f*cking idiots keep showing just how dumb you people are.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#986484 Sep 20, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>For many years, newborns with serious health issues that would not be covered by private insurers were declared "independent" by the state and enrolled in Medicaid. No babies were left to die.
However, ObamaCare architects hold the belief that treatment should be based on social value by age. The very young and the elderly are not considered valuable.
"Nat Hentoff — a civil libertarian about as far to the left as the socialist Noam Chomsky — wrote the following:
I was not intimidated during J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI hunt for reporters like me who criticized him. I railed against the Bush-Cheney war on the Bill of Rights without blinking.
But now I am finally scared of a White House administration. President Obama’s desired health care reform intends that a federal board (similar to the British model)— as in the Center for Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation in a current Democratic bill — decides whether your quality of life, regardless of your political party, merits government-controlled funds to keep you alive. Watch for that life-decider in the final bill. It’s already in the stimulus bill signed into law.
The members of that ultimate federal board will themselves not have examined or seen the patient in question.
For another example of the growing, tumultuous resistance to “Dr. Obama,” particularly among seniors, there is a July 29 Washington Times editorial citing a line from a report written by a key adviser to Obama on cost-efficient health care, prominent bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel).
Emanuel writes about rationing health care for older Americans that “allocation (of medical care) by age is not invidious discrimination.”(The Lancet, January 2009)
He calls this form of rationing — which is fundamental to Obamacare goals —“the complete lives system.” You see, at 65 or older, you’ve had more life years than a 25-year-old. As such, the latter can be more deserving of cost-efficient health care than older folks.
Which state? Every state? Please be specific.

For many years? Which years? Please be specific.

Don't disappoint us or keep us waiting K?
United Slaves of Israel

Waynesboro, MS

#986485 Sep 20, 2013
Old news:

SYRIA Flashback Jihadist Rebels Caught With Sarin Gas In Turkey During Home Search 4.30.2013
Watch:


U.N. Strong Suspicions That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas (BBC / months ago)
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#986486 Sep 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I dunno, put it in a bill and ask him to sign it after it goes through the Senate.
Do any of you rightwingers understand how our government works?
Homer about to punked again by Galt..

Show me liberal Homer and I will show you an addiction to ghetto, moron and loser.

It's the culture...

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