Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1784529 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011501 Oct 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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There was a much better solution to make insurance companies compete which would have lowered costs nationwide.
Health insurance companies made little profit compared to most companies anyway.
But the government has to compete with no one.
As long as the medical profession can get as much money as they can wherever they can to afford their malpractice insurance and put even more money in their own pockets, the costs won't go down.
Like socialist democracies who have learned the hard way universal care only looks good on paper and in utopians' minds, we didn't learn from their mistake.
Why is that, Lily? Why didn't Obama learn from their mistake?
As I said earlier; "spam"
Health insurance companies are in business to make money and are publicly traded companies. How do you think they make a profit?
Charging high premiums, deductibles and copays and denying services.
No, universal single payer doesn't only look good on paper; it is good and it is the only way to go.
tell_it_like_it_ IS

United States

#1011502 Oct 25, 2013
dem wrote:
Generally, quantum mechanics does not assign definite values. Instead, it makes a prediction using a probability distribution; that is, it describes the probability of obtaining the possible outcomes from measuring an observable. Often these results are skewed by many causes, such as dense probability clouds. Probability clouds are approximate, but better than the Bohr model, whereby electron location is given by a probability function, the wave function eigenvalue, such that the probability is the squared modulus of the complex amplitude, or quantum state nuclear attraction.[20][21] Naturally, these probabilities will depend on the quantum state at the "instant" of the measurement. Hence, uncertainty is involved in the value. There are, however, certain states that are associated with a definite value of a particular observable. These are known as eigenstates of the observable ("eigen" can be translated from German as meaning "inherent" or "characteristic").[2 2]
In the everyday world, it is natural and intuitive to think of everything (every observable) as being in an eigenstate. Everything appears to have a definite position, a definite momentum, a definite energy, and a definite time of occurrence. However, quantum mechanics does not pinpoint the exact values of a particle's position and momentum (since they are conjugate pairs) or its energy and time (since they too are conjugate pairs); rather, it provides only a range of probabilities in which that particle might be given its momentum and momentum probability. Therefore, it is helpful to use different words to describe states having uncertain values and states having definite values (eigenstates). Usually, a system will not be in an eigenstate of the observable (particle) we are interested in. However, if one measures the observable, the wavefunction will instantaneously be an eigenstate (or "generalized" eigenstate) of that observable. This process is known as wavefunction collapse, a controversial and much-debated process[23] that involves expanding the system under study to include the measurement device. If one knows the corresponding wave function at the instant before the measurement, one will be able to compute the probability of the wavefunction collapsing into each of the possible eigenstates. For example, the free particle in the previous example will usually have a wavefunction that is a wave packet centered around some mean position x0 (neither an eigenstate of position nor of momentum). When one measures the position of the particle, it is impossible to predict with certainty the result.[19] It is probable, but not certain, that it will be near x0, where the amplitude of the wave function is large. After the measurement is performed, having obtained some result x, the wave function collapses into a position eigenstate centered at x.[24]
It appears dem was up all night smoking pot and watching Cosmos again.....
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011503 Oct 25, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
lilyskank finds attacking other peoples children "hilarious". C*nt is too kind a word for you.
uh oh the lil immigrant is about to throw his phoo

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1011504 Oct 25, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text> Obamakare is creating a demand for insurance, cancelling existing healthcare policies to justify a demand for obamakare and the exchanges..
It's the culture...
Let's hope the thousands of Americans who have already received employer health insurance cancellations since August and will continue to receive them don't get hurt before the Obamacare website is up and running.

Then again, there's the ERs. Obamacare won't turn them away either.

Which is where millions who have given up on Obamacare will be going with or without that website.

It's almost too hard to believe. Actually, not even almost.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011505 Oct 25, 2013
Philosophical implications[edit]Main article: Interpretations of quantum mechanics
physicists, some 75 years after its enunciation. According to this interpretation, the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics is not a temporary feature which will eventually be replaced by a deterministic theory, but instead must be considered a final renunciation of the classical idea of "causality". It is also believed therein that any well-defined application of the quantum mechanical formalism must always make reference to the experimental arrangement, due to the complementarity nature of evidence obtained under different experimental situations.
Albert Einstein, himself one of the founders of quantum theory, disliked this loss of determinism in measurement. Einstein held that there should be a local hidden variable theory underlying quantum mechanics and, consequently, that the present theory was incomplete. He produced a series of objections to the theory, the most famous of which has become known as the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. John Bell showed that this "EPR" paradox led to experimentally testable differences between quantum mechanics and local realistic theories. Experiments have been performed confirming the accuracy of quantum mechanics, thereby demonstrating that the physical world cannot be described by any local realistic theory.[45] The Bohr-Einstein debates provide a vibrant critique of the Copenhagen Interpretation from an epistemological point of view.
The Everett many-worlds interpretation, formulated in 1956, holds that all the possibilities described by quantum theory simultaneously occur in a multiverse composed of mostly independent parallel universes.[46] This is not accomplished by introducing some "new axiom" to quantum mechanics, but on the contrary, by removing the axiom of the collapse of the wave packet. All of the possible consistent states of the measured system and the measuring apparatus (including the observer) are present in a real physical - not just formally mathematical, as in other interpretations - quantum superposition. Such a superposition of consistent state combinations of different systems is called an entangled state. While the multiverse is deterministic, we perceive non-deterministic behavior governed by probabilities, because we can observe only the universe (i.e., the consistent state contribution to the aforementioned superposition) that we, as observers, inhabit. Everett's interpretation is perfectly consistent with John Bell's experiments and makes them intuitively understandable. However, according to the theory of quantum decoherence, these "parallel universes" will never be accessible to us. The inaccessibility can be understood as follows: once a measurement is done, the measured system becomes entangled with both the physicist who measured it and a huge number of other particles, some of which are photons flying away at the speed of light towards the other end of the universe. In order to prove that the wave function did not collapse, one would have to bring all these particles back and measure them again, together with the system that was originally measured. Not only is this completely impractical, but even if one could theoretically do this, it would destroy any evidence that the original measurement took place (to include the physicist's memory).[citation needed] In light of these Bell tests, Cramer (1986) formulated
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1011506 Oct 25, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
<quoted text>
Its not
The deficit that is shrinking...
Your brain matter is...
I thought you posted from Okapoka__what's up with the new TX address? Did you know that there was some other ahole posting from Belleview yesterday?

cns news=Media Research=L Brent Bozell___ROFLMAO
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011507 Oct 25, 2013
Applications[edit]Quantum mechanics had enormous[48] success in explaining many of the features of our world. Quantum mechanics is often the only tool available that can reveal the individual behaviors of the subatomic particles that make up all forms of matter (electrons, protons, neutrons, photons, and others). Quantum mechanics has strongly influenced string theories, candidates for a Theory of Everything (see reductionism).

Quantum mechanics is also critically important for understanding how individual atoms combine covalently to form molecules. The application of quantum mechanics to chemistry is known as quantum chemistry. Relativistic quantum mechanics can, in principle, mathematically describe most of chemistry. Quantum mechanics can also provide quantitative insight into ionic and covalent bonding processes by explicitly showing which molecules are energetically favorable to which others, and the magnitudes of the energies involved.[49] Furthermore, most of the calculations performed in modern computational chemistry rely on quantum mechanics.


A working mechanism of a resonant tunneling diode device, based on the phenomenon of quantum tunneling through potential barriersA great deal of modern technological inventions operate at a scale where quantum effects are significant. Examples include the laser, the transistor (and thus the microchip), the electron microscope, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The study of semiconductors led to the invention of the diode and the transistor, which are indispensable parts of modern electronics systems and devices.

Researchers are currently seeking robust methods of directly manipulating quantum states. Efforts are being made to more fully develop quantum cryptography, which will theoretically allow guaranteed secure transmission of information. A more distant goal is the development of quantum computers, which are expected to perform certain computational tasks exponentially faster than classical computers. Another active research topic is quantum teleportation, which deals with techniques to transmit quantum information over arbitrary distances.

Quantum tunneling is vital to the operation of many devices - even in the simple light switch, as otherwise the electrons in the electric current could not penetrate the potential barrier made up of a layer of oxide. Flash memory chips found in USB drives use quantum tunneling to erase their memory cells.

While quantum mechanics primarily applies to the atomic regimes of matter and energy, some systems exhibit quantum mechanical effects on a large scale - superfluidity, the frictionless flow of a liquid at temperatures near absolute zero, is one well-known example. Quantum theory also provides accurate descriptions for many previously unexplained phenomena, such as black body radiation and the stability of the orbitals of electrons in atoms. It has also given insight into the workings of many different biological systems, including smell receptors and protein
tell_it_like_it_ IS

United States

#1011508 Oct 25, 2013
dem wrote:
Quantum field theories for the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force have also been developed. The quantum field theory of the strong nuclear force is called quantum chromodynamics, and describes the interactions of subnuclear particles such as quarks and gluons. The weak nuclear force and the electromagnetic force were unified, in their quantized forms, into a single quantum field theory (known as electroweak theory), by the physicists Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg. These three men shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for this work.[34]
It has proven difficult to construct quantum models of gravity, the remaining fundamental force. Semi-classical approximations are workable, and have led to predictions such as Hawking radiation. However, the formulation of a complete theory of quantum gravity is hindered by apparent incompatibilities between general relativity (the most accurate theory of gravity currently known) and some of the fundamental assumptions of quantum theory. The resolution of these incompatibilities is an area of active research, and theories such as string theory are among the possible candidates for a future theory of quantum gravity.
Classical mechanics has also been extended into the complex domain, with complex classical mechanics exhibiting behaviors similar to quantum mechanics.[35]
Quantum mechanics and classical physics[edit]Predictions of quantum mechanics have been verified experimentally to an extremely high degree of accuracy[citation needed]. According to the correspondence principle between classical and quantum mechanics, all objects obey the laws of quantum mechanics, and classical mechanics is just an approximation for large systems of objects (or a statistical quantum mechanics of a large collection of particles)[citation needed]. The laws of classical mechanics thus follow from the laws of quantum mechanics as a statistical average at the limit of large systems or large quantum numbers.[36] However, chaotic systems do not have good quantum numbers, and quantum chaos studies the relationship between classical and quantum descriptions in these systems.
It appears that dem has been watching De Who re runs again...
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011509 Oct 25, 2013
Free particle[edit]For example, consider a free particle. In quantum mechanics, there is wave-particle duality, so the properties of the particle can be described as the properties of a wave. Therefore, its quantum state can be represented as a wave of arbitrary shape and extending over space as a wave function. The position and momentum of the particle are observables. The Uncertainty Principle states that both the position and the momentum cannot simultaneously be measured with complete precision. However, one can measure the position (alone) of a moving free particle, creating an eigenstate of position with a wavefunction that is very large (a Dirac delta) at a particular position x, and zero everywhere else. If one performs a position measurement on such a wavefunction, the resultant x will be obtained with 100% probability (i.e., with full certainty, or complete precision). This is called an eigenstate of position—or, stated in mathematical terms, a generalized position eigenstate (eigendistribution). If the particle is in an eigenstate of position, then its momentum is completely unknown. On the other hand, if the particle is in an eigenstate of momentum, then its position is completely unknown.[52] In an eigenstate of momentum having a plane wave form, it can be shown that the wavelength is equal to h/p, where h is Planck's constant and p is the momentum of the eigenstate.[53]

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1011510 Oct 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem = Obamacare.
The solution = Single-payer universal health care.
Just wait and see. Reid let the cat out of the bag on PBS.
They always tell you how they will enslave you. It confounds me why people can't see what's really happening. It's like when Obama actually told everyone he intends to institution a military police state.
I can remember a time when that would have set the entire population off, and the person who was attempting to do that would have to find some other country to live in after they told the population what their intent was.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011511 Oct 25, 2013
working from the office is fun for me.
not so much for the tea bag terrorists
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011512 Oct 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
My response to your question is "pretty extreme". He proves it every time we turn around.
He listens only to Valerie Jarrett. And everyone else falls in lockstep right behind him.
Oh yes, here we have our own little Miss Cleo who is all knowing about what the President thinks, how Black people feel, how all Europeans feel about healthcare!!

I'll tell you how they feel: they think you teapartyers are insane and who in his right mind ever be against healthcare?
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011513 Oct 25, 2013
The potential in this case is given by:

The solutions are superpositions of left- and right-moving waves:

where the wave vectors are related to the energy via

, and

and the coefficients A and B are determined from the

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1011514 Oct 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
My response to your question is "pretty extreme". He proves it every time we turn around.
He listens only to Valerie Jarrett. And everyone else falls in lockstep right behind him.
I believe you are exactly right.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011515 Oct 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
which just goes to show you that ideas originally designed by Republicans don't work.
Single payer, universal health care is the best solution. glad you agree
Yes! And, not attached to employment.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011516 Oct 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's hope the thousands of Americans who have already received employer health insurance cancellations since August and will continue to receive them don't get hurt before the Obamacare website is up and running.
Then again, there's the ERs. Obamacare won't turn them away either.
Which is where millions who have given up on Obamacare will be going with or without that website.
It's almost too hard to believe. Actually, not even almost.
wheres your boytoy fenris?
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011517 Oct 25, 2013
after catching carol making sweet butt hole sex with fenris i wont be sad to turn it up to 11 on her

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1011518 Oct 25, 2013
dem wrote:
Quantum field theories for the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force have also been developed. The quantum field theory of the strong nuclear force is called quantum chromodynamics, and describes the interactions of subnuclear particles such as quarks and gluons. The weak nuclear force and the electromagnetic force were unified, in their quantized forms, into a single quantum field theory (known as electroweak theory), by the physicists Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg. These three men shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for this work.[34]
It has proven difficult to construct quantum models of gravity, the remaining fundamental force. Semi-classical approximations are workable, and have led to predictions such as Hawking radiation. However, the formulation of a complete theory of quantum gravity is hindered by apparent incompatibilities between general relativity (the most accurate theory of gravity currently known) and some of the fundamental assumptions of quantum theory. The resolution of these incompatibilities is an area of active research, and theories such as string theory are among the possible candidates for a future theory of quantum gravity.
Classical mechanics has also been extended into the complex domain, with complex classical mechanics exhibiting behaviors similar to quantum mechanics.[35]
Quantum mechanics and classical physics[edit]Predictions of quantum mechanics have been verified experimentally to an extremely high degree of accuracy[citation needed]. According to the correspondence principle between classical and quantum mechanics, all objects obey the laws of quantum mechanics, and classical mechanics is just an approximation for large systems of objects (or a statistical quantum mechanics of a large collection of particles)[citation needed]. The laws of classical mechanics thus follow from the laws of quantum mechanics as a statistical average at the limit of large systems or large quantum numbers.[36] However, chaotic systems do not have good quantum numbers, and quantum chaos studies the relationship between classical and quantum descriptions in these systems.
How much is Soros - or Jarrett - paying you?

No one would try this hard to be so obviously off topic without getting paid.
TSM

United States

#1011519 Oct 25, 2013
We can’t continue down this Path CENSUS: Welfare Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Workers if this Trend continues the Reality is we’re going to Run Out of Other People’s Money than What?
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011520 Oct 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh yes, here we have our own little Miss Cleo who is all knowing about what the President thinks, how Black people feel, how all Europeans feel about healthcare!!
I'll tell you how they feel: they think you teapartyers are insane and who in his right mind ever be against healthcare?
poor dumb carol is just lovelorn over fenris

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