Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236498 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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TheIndepedentMaj ority

London, KY

#1010114 Oct 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
DeoKKKrat Senators up for reelection in 2014 are now begging Obama to delay the individual mandate.....
estimated 16 million people to lose their current insurance...
Republicans to be blamed by Obama...
Galt loves it when a plan comes together...
Hold that thought for future reference-GALT.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010115 Oct 23, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says.
During a Monday forum in Fargo for people interested in signing up for coverage via the exchange, James Nichol of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota told the crowd his company received the request from the federal government earlier Monday. Nichol is a consumer sales manager for the company.
Still, a spokeswoman from Blue Cross Blue Shield says about 14 North Dakotans have signed up for coverage since the federal exchange went live Oct. 1. That brings total statewide enrollment to 20 – less than one a day.
Spokeswoman Andrea Dinneen said Tuesday that while Blue Cross generally does not release its internal sales numbers, it has in this case because the problematic rollout of the federal health care exchange is a “unique situation.”
just one sick person will drive that plan into bankruptcy....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010116 Oct 23, 2013
Eman wrote:
"As U.S. officials warned that the technology behind Obamacare might not be ready to launch on October 1, the administration was pouring tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960s."
the Baltimore Ravens endorse the plan, so it must be good....

oh, wait, they got bribed for their endorsement...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1010117 Oct 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Not Canada. You frickin bozos keep telling us Canadians have to wait months to see a doctor or get a MRI. You keep telling us how they flock to the US for care.
The survey does not ay anything about the cost.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
"Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long - sometimes more than a year - to see a specialist, to have elective surgery like hip replacements or to get radiation treatment for cancer."

Nadeem Esmail, Michael A. Walker with Margaret Bank, "Waiting Your Turn,(17th edition) Hospital Waiting Lists In Canada," Fraser Institute, Critical Issues Bulletin 2007, Studies in Health Care Policy, August 2008; Nadeem Esmail and Dominika Wrona "Medical Technology in Canada," Fraser Institute, August 21, 2008 ; Sharon Willcox et al., "Measuring and Reducing Waiting Times: A Cross-National Comparison Of Strategies," Health Affairs, Vol. 26, No. 4, July/August 2007, pages 1,078-87; June O'Neill and Dave M. O'Neill, "Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S."; M.V. Williams et al., "Radiotherapy Dose Fractionation, Access and Waiting Times in the Countries of the U.K.. in 2005," Royal College of Radiologists, Clinical Oncology, Vol. 19, No. 5, June 2007, pages 273-286.

Do you think people, in Canada, WAITING a fucking year for radiation are worried about the cost?????
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010118 Oct 23, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare.....a colossal case of chaos created by the federal government. Whoa, I never saw that one coming.....You mean that kind of Onion story Homer?
I just bought a truck load of pistachio nuts at a great price. These are the ones that did not split open. You want some?
Homer doesn't like you any more...he prefers the little black Jew-hater who talks dirty to him...Homer needs an intervention...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1010119 Oct 23, 2013
"RealDave wrote:

<quoted text>
Not Canada. You frickin bozos keep telling us Canadians have to wait months to see a doctor or get a MRI. You keep telling us how they flock to the US for care.
The survey does not ay anything about the cost.
You people are dumber than sh*t."

again,
Surviving/quality, in my opinion, trumps cost....

"Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States, and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer mortality is 604 percent higher in the U.K. and 457 percent higher in Norway. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer among British men and women is about 40 percent higher"

Concord Working Group, "Cancer survival in five continents: a worldwide population-based study,.S. abe at responsible for theountries, in s chnologies, " Lancet Oncology, Vol. 9, No. 8, August 2008, pages 730 - 756; Arduino Verdecchia et al., "Recent Cancer Survival in Europe: A 2000-02 Period Analysis of EUROCARE-4 Data," Lancet Oncology, Vol. 8, No. 9, September 2007, pages 784 - 796.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1010120 Oct 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>An expert on Sanford Florida suddenly can't spell Santa Rosa?? Is that what your foolish azz is saying?
A thirteen year old was "blown away" because he wouldn't drop his toy gun? Should I go watch Nancy Grace?
What a fkn loser you are Emutt__the worst kind.
C'mon if you don't know, just tell me a story. K?
fck off, drunk.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010121 Oct 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't get it. The government DID ask several consultants to submit proposals...16 of them to be exact. The 16 who had been awarded the 2007 contract. Of those, only three or four submitted proposals. Geez
...and Obama selected CGI.....a typical Beltway bandit...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1010122 Oct 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
One more time:
A "LAUNDRY LIST" CONTRACT
CGI's original 2007 contract was of a type called Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity, federal records show.
ID/IQ contracts allow the government "to write a laundry list of things they can order from the contractor," said Sarah Gleich, an attorney and government procurement expert at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. "They'll write incredibly broad descriptions of the work, like 'telecom services,' so you can't tell what they're ordering."
The advantage of an ID/IQ contract, said experts, is that it can be expanded almost indefinitely, without the government having to solicit new bids for additional work.
Because "there are very strict regulations on sole-source contracts," an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity agreement makes it easier for the government to avoid running afoul of those requirements, said Sajeev Malaveetil, a director at the Berkeley Research Group, a procurement consultant.
IT work is particularly suited to imprecise, open-ended contracts. "Agencies know that at some point they'll need IT services or system implementation," Malaveetil said. "ID/IQ contracts can often be for five or 10 years: the agency just keeps issuing delivery task orders, which fall under the base language of the contract."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-...
you think the Obama admin was required to use a vendor already under contract. They were not. Period.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010123 Oct 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
She had a plan and followed through with it. She was pregnant with another man's child for Pete's sake!!!
an outright lie, easily debunked...

Jean drinking up a storm with lily....

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1010124 Oct 23, 2013
If you have a ten dollar head...you wear a ten dollar helmet...

on statins....

"Some 56 percent of Americans who could benefit are taking statins, which reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease. By comparison, of those patients who could benefit from these drugs, only 36 percent of the Dutch, 29 percent of the Swiss, 26 percent of Germans, 23 percent of Britons and 17 percent of Italians receive them"

Oliver Schoffski (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), "Diffusion of Medicines in Europe," European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, 2002. Available at http://www.amchampc.org/showFile.asp... .

Michael Tanner, "The Grass is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems around the World," Cato Institute, Policy Analysis No. 613, March 18, 2008. Available at http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php... .
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010125 Oct 23, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
What do the polls say about Republicans? Hmmmm?
crawl back in your hole, you child-molesting teacher wannabe....

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1010128 Oct 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
try selling that pile of dogshit to those who are losing their insurance because of ObamaKKKare....
People are not losing their insurance. That is nothing but a Republican lie. Their policies are being rewritten. Period. Stop paying attention to the reich wing propaganda machine.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010130 Oct 23, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
"Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long - sometimes more than a year - to see a specialist, to have elective surgery like hip replacements or to get radiation treatment for cancer."
Nadeem Esmail, Michael A. Walker with Margaret Bank, "Waiting Your Turn,(17th edition) Hospital Waiting Lists In Canada," Fraser Institute, Critical Issues Bulletin 2007, Studies in Health Care Policy, August 2008; Nadeem Esmail and Dominika Wrona "Medical Technology in Canada," Fraser Institute, August 21, 2008 ; Sharon Willcox et al., "Measuring and Reducing Waiting Times: A Cross-National Comparison Of Strategies," Health Affairs, Vol. 26, No. 4, July/August 2007, pages 1,078-87; June O'Neill and Dave M. O'Neill, "Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S."; M.V. Williams et al., "Radiotherapy Dose Fractionation, Access and Waiting Times in the Countries of the U.K.. in 2005," Royal College of Radiologists, Clinical Oncology, Vol. 19, No. 5, June 2007, pages 273-286.
Do you think people, in Canada, WAITING a fucking year for radiation are worried about the cost?????
ObamaKKKare will save lots of money if more patients die while waiting for treatment, just as in Canada....

Galt loves it when a plan comes together...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1010133 Oct 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...and Obama selected CGI.....a typical Beltway bandit...
Yes, but only after George Bush pre-approved CGI.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010134 Oct 23, 2013
TheIndepedentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Hold that thought for future reference-GALT.
Galt should give credit to George Peppard (John "Hannibal" Smith) of the A-team....

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1010135 Oct 23, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
you think the Obama admin was required to use a vendor already under contract. They were not. Period.
You have forgotten where this conversation started. It started with the claim that Obama vetted CGI. He didn't. George Bush did.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1010136 Oct 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
an outright lie, easily debunked...
Jean drinking up a storm with lily....
Read her book.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010138 Oct 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
People are not losing their insurance. That is nothing but a Republican lie. Their policies are being rewritten. Period. Stop paying attention to the reich wing propaganda machine.
the policies are being cancelled, not "re-written"....they are being offered new policies that are inferior...
dem

Chicago, IL

#1010140 Oct 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt should give credit to George Peppard (John "Hannibal" Smith) of the A-team....
Could you be more fkn pathetic?

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