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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1021053 Nov 9, 2013
In the 330s BCE, Alexander the Great conquered Palestine, and the region changed hands numerous times during the wars of the Diadochi, ultimately joining the Seleucid Empire between 219–200 BCE. In 116 BCE, a Seleucid civil war resulted in the independence of certain regions including the minor Hasmonean principality in the Judean Mountains. From 110 BCE, the Hasmoneans extended their authority over much of Palestine, creating a Judean–Samaritan–Idumaean–Itur aean–Galilean alliance.[3] The Judean (Jewish, see Ioudaioi) control over the wider region resulted in it also becoming known as Judaea, a term that had previously only referred to the smaller region of the Judean Mountains. During 73–63 BCE, the Roman Republic extended its influence into the region in the Third Mithridatic War, conquering Judea in 63 BCE, and splitting the former Hasmonean Kingdom into five districts. In 70 CE, Titus sacked Jerusalem, resulting in the dispersal of the city's Jews and Christians to Yavne and Pella. In 132 CE, Hadrian joined the province of Iudaea with Galilee to form the new province of Syria Palaestina, and Jerusalem was renamed "Aelia Capitolina". During 259–272, the region fell under the rule of Odaenathus as King of the Palmyrene Empire. Following the victory of Christian emperor Constantine in the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy (306–324), the Christianization of the Roman Empire began, and in 326, Constantine's mother Saint Helena visited Jerusalem and began the construction of churches and shrines. Palestine became a center of Christianity, attracting numerous monks and religious scholars. The Samaritan Revolts during this period caused their near extinction.
Palestine was conquered by the Islamic Empire following the 636 CE Battle of Yarmouk during the Muslim conquest of Syria. In 661 CE, with the assassination of Ali, Muawiyah I became the uncontested Caliph of the Islamic World after being crowned in Jerusalem. In 691, the Dome of the Rock became the world's first great work of Islamic architecture. The Umayyad were replaced by the Abbasids in 750. From 878 Palestine was ruled from Egypt by semi-autonomous rulers for almost a century, beginning with Ahmad ibn Tulun, and ending with the Ikhshidid rulers who were both buried in Jerusalem. The Fatimids conquered the region in 969. In 1073 Palestine was captured by the Great Seljuq Empire, only to be recaptured by the Fatimids in 1098, who then lost the region to the Crusaders in 1099. Their control of Jerusalem and most of Palestine lasted almost a century until defeat by Saladin's forces in 1187, after which most of Palestine was controlled by the Ayyubids. A rump Crusader state in the northern coastal cities survived for another century, but, despite seven further Crusades, the Crusaders were no longer a significant power in the region. The Mamluk Sultanate was indirectly created in Egypt as a result of the Seventh Crusade. The Mongol Empire reached Palestine for the first time in 1260, beginning with the Mongol raids into Palestine under Nestorian Christian general Kitbuqa and reaching an apex at the pivotal Battle of Ain Jalut. In 1486, hostilities broke out between the Mamluks and the Ottoman Turks in a battle for control over western Asia and the Ottomans captured Palestine in 1516.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021054 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The majority didn't think the cuts due to sequestration were enough.
The conservatives tried to get the Democrats to cut spending first before raising the debt ceiling yet again seeing that we're soon approaching a $20 million deficit - astronomically higher than ever before in our history.
But Democrats think there's a money tree growing in the Rose Garden. Either that or they think Americans don't mind bailing out big government's mismanagement of our money already.
Your precious Democrats refused to cut anything in the budget before raising the debt ceiling at this very crucial time. It was they who essentially shut down the government. Conservatives had no choice but to give them what they wanted even though they were still blamed for trying to protect us from potentially becoming a bankrupt nation sooner than later at this point.
It's because we're now the DDUSA. Thanks to people like you.
lol! You're fighting NOT pay for services / obligations rendered son.

You're fighting to be a deadbeat!

But hey, even YOUR people couldn't swallow Paul Ryan's so called 'budget' proposal. Even people who knew less than Ryan could tell his ideas were unworkable.

So it would appear even cons have problems with themselves!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021055 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not paying attention. Read some headlines and news articles and get your head of that Elle magazine for a change.
So... when did they repeal CRA son?

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1021056 Nov 9, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
And you see that as a bad thing? It only makes common sense to keep guns out of the hands of those who suffer from a mental illness. The more the merrier. Only a cretin would believe otherwise.
Yes, it is a ruse to circumvent the second amendment. 65 million people will get free mental health which means 65 million people will be unable to own a gun. Of course their family members won't be allowed to either, don't you know!!! You commies really think we are that stupid!!!?
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Mililani, HI

#1021057 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Seniors who pocket a little cash doing menial jobs working at golf clubs and restaurants, etc., to supplement their SS checks can pocket that little bit of cash without the government needing to get their grubby little hands on it.
I'm on payroll with my part-time job if that makes you feel better.
But if I was making small change waitressing or shining golf clubs at a golf club, you can bet your sweet patooty I'd be pocketing that little cash without telling the IRS anything about it.
Tough if that traumatizes you.
Don't worry son.

The IRS has addressed that issue.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1021058 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
And let me remind you that evangelicals is just another word for Protestants - versus Catholics.
So Catholics can get subsidized Medicare and college loans but not Protestants?
Really, Galt, time for some serious backtracking on your part.
A Lois Lame hatchet job on Protestants.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021059 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, it is a ruse to circumvent the second amendment. 65 million people will get free mental health which means 65 million people will be unable to own a gun. Of course their family members won't be allowed to either, don't you know!!! You commies really think we are that stupid!!!?
It would appear you people try your best to be that way son!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021060 Nov 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
From your article:

"Distinctive and theological convictions define us, not political, social, or cultural trends. In fact, many evangelicals rarely use the term "evangelical" to describe themselves, focusing simply on the core convictions of the triune God, the Bible, faith, Jesus, salvation, evangelism, and discipleship."

So sue me. Guess I'm an evangelical even though I've never even thought to call myself that my entire Christian life and have not met another Protestant Christian who has.

And what does that have to do with these Christians being denied the same subsidies as everyone else? Until the laws are changed, we're all subject to them.

Are you going to deny your Medicare when you're 65? The government took your money involuntarily your entire working life, after all.

Are you a closet liberal who wants the government to redistribute your hard-earned money the way they see fit?
LCNLin

United States

#1021061 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Care to show me where there are Palestinians? I don't seem to see any.
The history of Palestine is the study of the past in the region of Palestine, the geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands. Situated at a strategic location between Egypt, Syria and Arabia, and the birthplace of major Abrahamic religions[1] the region has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for religion, culture, commerce, and politics. Palestine has been controlled by numerous different peoples, including the Ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Tjekker, Ancient Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, the Muslims, the Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mameluks, Ottomans, the British, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1948-1967, on the "West Bank") and Egyptian Republic(in Gaza), and modern Israelis and Palestinians. Other terms for the same area include Canaan, Zion, the Land of Israel, Southern Syria, Jund Filastin, Outremer, the Holy Land and the Southern Levant.
The region was among the earliest in the world to see human habitation, agricultural communities and civilization. During the Bronze Age, independent Canaanite city-states were established, and were influenced by the surrounding civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Minoan Crete, and Syria. During 1550–1400 BCE, the Canaanite cities became vassals to the Egyptian New Kingdom who held power until the 1178 BCE Battle of Djahy (Canaan) during the wider Bronze Age collapse. Modern archaeologists dispute parts of the Biblical tradition, the latest thinking being that the Israelites emerged from a dramatic social transformation that took place in the people of the central hill country of Canaan around 1200 BCE, with no signs of violent invasion or even of peaceful infiltration of a clearly defined ethnic group from elsewhere.[2] The Philistines arrived and mingled with the local population, and according to Biblical tradition, the United Kingdom of Israel was established in 1020 BCE and split within a century to form the northern Kingdom of Israel, and the southern Kingdom of Judah. The region became part of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from c. 740 BCE, which was itself replaced by the Neo-Babylonian Empire in c. 627 BCE. A war with Egypt culminated in 586 BCE when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II and the local leaders were deported to Babylonia, only to be allowed to return under the Achaemenid Empire.
the Party Line
LOL
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021062 Nov 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>A Lois Lame hatchet job on Protestants.
I suspect Lois feels the need to be 'right' all the time in order to boost that downtrodden self esteem.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1021063 Nov 9, 2013
In 1832 the region was conquered by Muhammad Ali's Egypt, but in 1840 Britain intervened and returned control of the Levant to the Ottomans in return for further capitulations.[citation needed] The turbulent period of Egyptian rule experienced two major revolts (the 1834 Arab Peasants revolt and 1838 Druze revolt) and a significant demographic change in coastal areas, populated by Egyptian Arab peasants and former soldiers of Ali. The end of the 19th century saw the beginning of Zionist immigration and the Revival of the Hebrew language. Jewish immigration throughout the century boosted relatively large Jewish concentrations in Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Jaffa.[4] The British government issued the pro-Zionist Balfour Declaration of 1917 during World War I.
The British captured Jerusalem a month later, and were formally awarded a mandate in 1922. Following a period of intercommunal violence, the Arab Palestinians revolted 1936, but efficiently subdued by the British. In 1947, following World War II and the Holocaust, the British Government announced their desire to terminate the Mandate, and the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition the territory. The Arabs rejected the UN partition plan, and a civil war began immediately, with the State of Israel declared independent in May 1948. The 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were driven from their homes were unable to return following the Lausanne Conference, 1949.[citation needed] During and after the 1948 war, a wave of Jewish refugees from Arab countries arrived, further complicating the demographic situation.
In the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Israel captured and incorporated more Mandate territory than suggested in the 1947 Partition Plan; Jordan captured the region today known as the West Bank, while at the Gaza Strip the All-Palestine Government was announced in September 1948. Consequently, it was however relocated to Cairo and eventually dissolved in 1959 by Egyptian President Nasser, officially making Gaza under Egyptian military administration.
In the course of the Six Day War in June 1967, Israel captured the rest of former Mandate Palestine from Jordan and Egypt, and began a policy of Israeli settlements. From 1987 to 1993, the First Palestinian Intifada against Israel took place, ending with the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. In 2000, the Second or Al-Aqsa Intifada began, and Israel built a barrier. Following Israel's unilateral disengagement plan of 2004, it withdrew all settlers and most of the military presence from the Gaza strip, but maintained control of the air space and coast.
On November 2012, the State of Palestine was upgraded in the UN to non-member observer state status.
LCNLin

United States

#1021064 Nov 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It would appear you people try your best to be that way son!
The republican division is enjoyable to watch on thread.
We won Virginia Gov race as a result

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021065 Nov 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>A Lois Lame hatchet job on Protestants.
Take your argument up with Martin Luther, the Catholic monk who broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and coined the term "Evangelical" which was derived from euangelion, a Greek word meaning "good news", i.e. "Gospel."

Martin Luther also began what is called Protestantism today.

Maybe you have a better understanding than Martin Luther, however, and I'd be delighted to hear it. Please.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021066 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Care to show me where there are Palestinians? I don't seem to see any.
The history of Palestine is the study of the past in the region of Palestine, the geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands. Situated at a strategic location between Egypt, Syria and Arabia, and the birthplace of major Abrahamic religions[1] the region has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for religion, culture, commerce, and politics. Palestine has been controlled by numerous different peoples, including the Ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Tjekker, Ancient Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, the Muslims, the Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mameluks, Ottomans, the British, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1948-1967, on the "West Bank") and Egyptian Republic(in Gaza), and modern Israelis and Palestinians. Other terms for the same area include Canaan, Zion, the Land of Israel, Southern Syria, Jund Filastin, Outremer, the Holy Land and the Southern Levant.
The region was among the earliest in the world to see human habitation, agricultural communities and civilization. During the Bronze Age, independent Canaanite city-states were established, and were influenced by the surrounding civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Minoan Crete, and Syria. During 1550–1400 BCE, the Canaanite cities became vassals to the Egyptian New Kingdom who held power until the 1178 BCE Battle of Djahy (Canaan) during the wider Bronze Age collapse. Modern archaeologists dispute parts of the Biblical tradition, the latest thinking being that the Israelites emerged from a dramatic social transformation that took place in the people of the central hill country of Canaan around 1200 BCE, with no signs of violent invasion or even of peaceful infiltration of a clearly defined ethnic group from elsewhere.[2] The Philistines arrived and mingled with the local population, and according to Biblical tradition, the United Kingdom of Israel was established in 1020 BCE and split within a century to form the northern Kingdom of Israel, and the southern Kingdom of Judah. The region became part of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from c. 740 BCE, which was itself replaced by the Neo-Babylonian Empire in c. 627 BCE. A war with Egypt culminated in 586 BCE when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II and the local leaders were deported to Babylonia, only to be allowed to return under the Achaemenid Empire.
How about indians in America son?

Do you see them?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#1021067 Nov 9, 2013
YOU CAN TRUST OBAMA wrote:
(CNN)-- President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to those Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked.
"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview.
"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," he added.
Obama's comments come days after he attempted to clarify what he meant when he assured Americans in previous years that they would be able to keep their plans under the Affordable Care Act, a controversy that is prompting legislation in Congress to address it.
Obama further alters 'you can keep your plan' pledge
Republicans have hammered Obama over the promise since insurers began discontinuing coverage for some of the 12 million Americans who buy individual policies on the private market that don't meet Obamacare requirements for more comprehensive care.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qpa-5JdCnmoXX
36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan
I read your statements:

OBAMACARE lied. Etc.....

Yes yes!

And still the voters picked Democrats!

Because MILLIONS HAVE BEEN DENIED INSURANCE IN THE USA FOREVER UNTIL NOW.

You got a letter?

Did you drop dead?

Log in here:

Healthcare.gov

Get a better plan.....cheaper!

Guaranteed by federal law.

That is what the voters love.

That is why we laugh at you.

That is why Democrats continue to own your azzzzzz.

Millions denied coverage: Republicans: Hmmmmm? Really? We can't see it! We are stupid.

Democrats: we fixed it! ACA....LOOK IT UP!

BUT LIARS COME HERE DAY AND NIGHT.

For that and other treasonous actions:

Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
LCNLin

United States

#1021068 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
In 1832 the region was conquered by Muhammad Ali's Egypt, but in 1840 Britain intervened and returned control of the Levant to the Ottomans in return for further capitulations.[citation needed] The turbulent period of Egyptian rule experienced two major revolts (the 1834 Arab Peasants revolt and 1838 Druze revolt) and a significant demographic change in coastal areas, populated by Egyptian Arab peasants and former soldiers of Ali. The end of the 19th century saw the beginning of Zionist immigration and the Revival of the Hebrew language. Jewish immigration throughout the century boosted relatively large Jewish concentrations in Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Jaffa.[4] The British government issued the pro-Zionist Balfour Declaration of 1917 during World War I.
The British captured Jerusalem a month later, and were formally awarded a mandate in 1922. Following a period of intercommunal violence, the Arab Palestinians revolted 1936, but efficiently subdued by the British. In 1947, following World War II and the Holocaust, the British Government announced their desire to terminate the Mandate, and the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition the territory. The Arabs rejected the UN partition plan, and a civil war began immediately, with the State of Israel declared independent in May 1948. The 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were driven from their homes were unable to return following the Lausanne Conference, 1949.[citation needed] During and after the 1948 war, a wave of Jewish refugees from Arab countries arrived, further complicating the demographic situation.
In the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Israel captured and incorporated more Mandate territory than suggested in the 1947 Partition Plan; Jordan captured the region today known as the West Bank, while at the Gaza Strip the All-Palestine Government was announced in September 1948. Consequently, it was however relocated to Cairo and eventually dissolved in 1959 by Egyptian President Nasser, officially making Gaza under Egyptian military administration.
In the course of the Six Day War in June 1967, Israel captured the rest of former Mandate Palestine from Jordan and Egypt, and began a policy of Israeli settlements. From 1987 to 1993, the First Palestinian Intifada against Israel took place, ending with the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. In 2000, the Second or Al-Aqsa Intifada began, and Israel built a barrier. Following Israel's unilateral disengagement plan of 2004, it withdrew all settlers and most of the military presence from the Gaza strip, but maintained control of the air space and coast.
On November 2012, the State of Palestine was upgraded in the UN to non-member observer state status.
Rationalization.

The English claimed the Irish did no exist.
How did that work out?

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1021069 Nov 9, 2013
9,300 year old Polynesian in North America.

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/12/162795379/prehi ...
LCNLin

United States

#1021070 Nov 9, 2013
Britain's top diplomat says talks in Europe over Iran's controversial nuclear program "have made very good progress," even though crucial issues remain unresolved.

"We have to give a lot of time and attention to those issues," Foreign Secretary William Hague said in Geneva, Switzerland, as he headed to meetings on Saturday. "And there is no fixed time for us to reach a conclusion.

"The Iranian nuclear program is very extensive, it has many different aspects, and therefore any deal the world can have confidence in has to be detailed; it has to be exhaustive," Hague said.

World powers and Iran have been at loggerheads over Tehran's nuclear aspirations. They are working toward a breakthrough deal that could slow Iran's suspected progress toward a nuclear bomb while easing some punishing economic sanctions over its nuclear program.

It is widely believed that Iran harbors aspirations to produce nuclear weapons. Repeated findings by U.N. weapons inspectors indicate that the country appeared to be conducting nuclear weapons research.

Iran has always maintained that its nuclear program is for purely peaceful purposes. Even though Iran has denied working toward nuclear weapons, it has said it will not submit to any plan that would totally eliminate its nuclear program.

Sudden progress in meetings between Iran and the group of nations known as the P5+1 or EU3+3 -- the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany -- comes after years of stalemate between Western nations and Iran over its nuclear program. It also follows a slight thaw in relations between Iran and the West under newly elected President Hassan Rouhani.
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Mililani, HI

#1021071 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Take your argument up with Martin Luther, the Catholic monk who broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and coined the term "Evangelical" which was derived from euangelion, a Greek word meaning "good news", i.e. "Gospel."
Martin Luther also began what is called Protestantism today.
Maybe you have a better understanding than Martin Luther, however, and I'd be delighted to hear it. Please.
Well gee son. I've asked you about the repeal of CRA so it can support YOUR position.

Somehow, you don't appear to be delighted about that!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021072 Nov 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I suspect Lois feels the need to be 'right' all the time in order to boost that downtrodden self esteem.
I simply do the research that allows me to think and analyze the facts for myself and provide an educated perspective.

Which I try my best to pass on to you.

But you like looking being in the pack and looking at the butt in front of you and following their lead instead.

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