Barack Obama, our next President

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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#1051271 Jan 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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when will you understand that ObamaKKKare is a wealth redistribution scheme that is unrelated to medical care???...
When will you understand how insane you are??

unrelated to medical care???. That's why everyone has to get a health insurance policy.

You could be committed to your local asylum for saying such stupid things.

Your ignorance goes a long way towards explaining why you were here on TOPIX on Christmas, along with Carol and Gunner, who are your match when it comes to ignorance and hate.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1051273 Jan 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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For over one hundred years, we've known that carbon dioxide is a heat trapping gas that has caused the acceleration of global warming. Stephen Colbert hit the nail on the head when he said "reality has a well-known liberal bias."
By TAMARA COHEN, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
PUBLISHED: 14:40 EST, 19 September 2013 | UPDATED: 01:47 EST, 20 September 2013
Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed.
A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft.
Published next week, it is expected to address the fact that 1998 was the hottest year on record and world temperatures have not yet exceeded it, which scientists have so far struggled to explain.
The report is the result of six years’ work by UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is seen as the world authority on the extent of climate change and what is causing it – on which governments including Britain’s base their green policies.
Concerns: Scientists have been urged to cover up the fact that the Earth's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years amid fears it would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change
Concerns: Scientists have been urged to cover up the fact that the Earth's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years amid fears it would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change
But leaked documents seen by the Associated Press, yesterday revealed deep concerns among politicians about a lack of global warming over the past few years.
Germany called for the references to the slowdown in warming to be deleted, saying looking at a time span of just 10 or 15 years was ‘misleading’ and they should focus on decades or centuries.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has changed its tune after issuing stern warnings about climate change for years
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has changed its tune after issuing stern warnings about climate change for years
Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change.
Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for statistics, as it was exceptionally warm and makes the graph look flat - and suggested using 1999 or 2000 instead to give a more upward-pointing curve.
More...
World's top climate scientists confess: Global warming is just QUARTER what we thought - and computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong
Global warming will end life on earth (but don't panic, you've got 3.5bn years left!)
The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the ‘leading hypothesis’ among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean – which has got hotter.
The last IPCC ‘assessment report’ was published in 2007 and has been the subject of huge controversy after it had to correct the embarrassing claim that the Himalayas would melt by 2035.
It was then engulfed in the ‘Climategate’ scandal surrounding leaked emails allegedly showing scientists involved in it trying to manipulate their data to make it look more convincing – although several inquiries found no wrongdoing.
The latest report, which runs to 2,000 pages, will be shown to representatives from all 195 governments next week at a meeting in Stockholm, who can discuss alterations they want to make.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051274 Jan 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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football games are easy to ignore...
move to SoCal and play golf on New Year's Day...
sunny and mid 70s, at least...
LOL, How I wish I was there right now.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1051275 Jan 1, 2014
But since it was issued to governments in June, they have raised hundreds of objections about the 20-page summary for policymakers, which sums up the findings of the scientists.
What it says will inform renewable energy policies and how much consumers and businesses will pay for them.
The report is expected to say the rate of warming between 1998 and 2012 was about half of the average rate since 1951 – and put this down to natural variations such as the El Nino and La Nina ocean cycles and the cooling effects of volcanoes.
A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States have raised concerns about the final draft. Above, the United Nations headquarters building in New York
A leaked copy of the United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States have raised concerns about the final draft. Above, the United Nations headquarters building in New York
A German climate scientist - Stefan Rahmstorf, who reviewed the chapter on sea levels - yesterday admitted it was possible the report’s authors were feeling under pressure to address the slowdown in warming due to the ‘public debate’ around the issue.
The draft report, which is not new research but a synthesis of all the work being done by scientists around the world, is likely to be highly disputed at the three-day meeting.
It will make the case that humans are causing global warming with carbon emissions even more strongly upgrading it from ‘very likely’ in 2007 to ‘extremely likely’ it is manmade.
But scientists are under pressure to explain why the warming has not exceeded 1998 levels although the decade 2000-2010 was the hottest on record.
Alden Meyer, of the Union of Concerned Scientists based in Washington, said yesterday:‘I think to not address it would be a problem because then you basically have the denialists saying:‘Look the IPCC is silent on this issue.’
Jonathan Lynn, a spokesman for the IPCC said yesterday:‘This is the culmination of four years’ work by hundreds of scientists, where governments get a chance to ensure the summary for policymakers is clear and concise in a dialogue with the scientists who wrote it, and have the opportunity to raise any topics they think should be highlighted.’
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Cape Canaveral, FL

#1051276 Jan 1, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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So how many countries have you lived in to get your data??
Or is it just FOX lies, retold by you, over and over??
Satisfaction surveys indicate people in nations with national health care are far more satisfied with their healthcare than are Americans.
Wonder why that is??
Perhaps you should check into Israel, as you've already decided the European and Canadian models are not up to your standards.
Israel, the ally you nitwits all love, is a socialist state with socialized medicine and a very satisfied population.
You need to smarten up.
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""Health care in Israel is universal and participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory. Generally, health care in Israel is of high-quality and is delivered in an efficient and effective manner.""
But but but, people are dying left and right in all those countries while waiting to see a doctor?

Lois Lame posted the other day that some people in those horrible single payer countries are waiting as long as EIGHT YEARS to see a doctor.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051277 Jan 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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and how is that working in either Libya or Syria, both of which are non-functioning countries...
Gaddafi is gone, something Reagan tried and failed to achieve.

Assad would be gone, too, but the Repugnant Party turned into pussies without Bush/Cheney to goad them into wars.

Funny how you nitwits were all upset about Gaddafi, Gingrinch asked why Obama waited so long to help the rebels.

First the right wing pushed for attacking Syria, then when it happened, they called for us to stay out.

Hypocrisy has a home in the Repugnant PArty.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1051278 Jan 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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For over one hundred years, we've known that carbon dioxide is a heat trapping gas that has caused the acceleration of global warming. Stephen Colbert hit the nail on the head when he said "reality has a well-known liberal bias."
Stephen Colbert has a well-known liberal bias. He is the poster child for Liberal smart-ass schoolyard humor. So what?

"We've known or over one hundred years that carbon dioxide.......caused the acceleration of global warming"??????

That's a flat-out lie and you know it.

Are out of control now?

Dial 1-800-IAM-LBRL

They'll send you a free suicide kit.
LCNin

United States

#1051279 Jan 1, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You've got Hillary Hog Thighs confused with Monica Lewinsky.
Monica picks up balls while Hillary runs from responsibility for her lies and actions.
"You should be embarrassed writing this tripe on a blog and attaching your name to it." -- shinningelectr0n
LCNin

United States

#1051280 Jan 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Single payer doesn't even work in much less populated countries for those with chronic or urgent health care needs.
Why would you or anyone else think it would be any different in a country of this size with a government as incompetent as ours?
Eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone - the Whole Foods alternative:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
You should read it. I'd like to know your comments.
LOL

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051281 Jan 1, 2014
correction:

First the right wing pushed for attacking Libya, then when it happened, they called for us to stay out.
LCNin

United States

#1051282 Jan 1, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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You want to give Bush credit for Osama Bin Laden's capture and death.
So why shouldn't he get some credit for the intel machine he created to spy on Americans??
Obama is using the same spy apparatus that Bush created, and you agreed with, after the 9-11 attacks.
Remember the outcry and challenges to Telephone Companies handing data to the Government??
That was when Bush was President.
You need to smarten up.
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""he NSA warrantless surveillance controversy ("warrantless wiretapping") concerns surveillance of persons within the United States who were in contact with "terrorists" during the collection of foreign intelligence by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) as part of the war on terror. Under this program, referred to by the Bush administration as the "terrorist surveillance program", part of the broader President's Surveillance Program, the NSA was authorized by executive order to monitor, without search warrants, the phone calls, Internet activity (Web, e-mail, etc.), text messaging, and other communication involving any party believed by the NSA to be outside the U.S., even if the other end of the communication lies within the U.S.
Cherry Picked history from the wingnut side
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051283 Jan 1, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Would expect nothing less from the unprofessional, socialist hacks and Obama suck-ups at NBC.
What amazes me is that CNN hired Zucker after Comcast kicked him out of MSNBC to destroy their network too. CNN and MSNBC both competing for a small market of people who want to listen to stupid stuff about being victims all day.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051284 Jan 1, 2014
Some New Year wisdom I stumbled upon:

If you cannot afford condoms; you cannot afford kids.

Seems like common sense.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1051285 Jan 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
The Facts About Benghazi
An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
The report by David Kirkpatrick, The Times’s Cairo bureau chief, and his team turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or another international terrorist group had any role in the assault, as Republicans have insisted without proof for more than a year. The report concluded that the attack was led by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s air power and other support during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and that it was fueled, in large part, by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.
In a rational world, that would settle the dispute over Benghazi, which has further poisoned the poisonous political discourse in Washington and kept Republicans and Democrats from working cooperatively on myriad challenges, including how best to help Libyans stabilize their country and build a democracy. But Republicans long ago abandoned common sense and good judgment in pursuit of conspiracy-mongering and an obsessive effort to discredit President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who may run for president in 2016.
On the Sunday talk shows, Representatives Mike Rogers and Darrell Issa, two Republicans who are some of the administration’s most relentless critics of this issue, dismissed The Times’s investigation and continued to press their own version of reality on Benghazi.
Mr. Issa talked of an administration “cover-up.” Mr. Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has called Benghazi a “preplanned, organized terrorist event,” said his panel’s findings that Al Qaeda was involved was based on an examination of 4,000 classified cables. If Mr. Rogers has evidence of a direct Al Qaeda role, he should make it public. Otherwise, The Times’s investigation, including extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack, stands as the authoritative narrative.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/opinion/the... ;
"....Republicans have insisted without proof for more than a year"
Just a few. Happy new year

"As confirmation hearings approach, NY Times' Kirkpatrick fired off two more misleading Alito reports"

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"Why is the New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick enabling the modern-day Joe McCarthys?"

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"David D. Kirkpatrick, a New York Times reporter, was so convinced that the CHA strongly supported the President’s health plan that he published an article on August 28 declaring just that. But, the New York Times corrected that article on its website on August 29, claiming that its reporter “overstated the support” of the Catholic Health Association for the President’s plans.”"

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"Kirkpatrick even strengthened that impression by erroneously dating both speeches to “early 2010,” when in fact, as a subsequent correction noted, one was made in September of that year.

But even without this error, the implication is ridiculous, because the aforementioned conflict ended in January 2009–which Kirkpatrick, as the Times’s Cairo bureau chief, should certainly have known"
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Cape Canaveral, FL

#1051286 Jan 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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and how is that working in either Libya or Syria, both of which are non-functioning countries...
Is Libya actually non-functioning? There is some unrest in Benghazi but Tripoli hasn't been in the news at all.

Syria is at war with itself moron and no one wants anything to do with the shthole. Suits me fine and if Lebanon gets caught up in the crossfire___perfect!
NuculurNUTsurpri Zed

Satellite Beach, FL

#1051287 Jan 1, 2014
waxywaxturd wrote:
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Now now Fenny, this is no way to talk on New Years Day!! Lashing out with homo-erotic imagery in public is not necessary!! You are giving it away!!!!!!!!!! Now be a good sock and bring out our most treasured and revered sockpuppet, "Nuculur Option". We all miss him!!!!!!!!!!
Not Surprized!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1051288 Jan 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Scientists are not sitting around in a lab "speculating". Haven't you heard? We have satellites that can see the entire planet. Geez. Satellites have allowed us to measure the rate the sea-level is rising due to the warming of the oceans and the loss of land-based ice. It's not "speculation".
We are talking about proving cause-and-effect and not proving that a satellite can read a temperature, boy.

Proving cause-and-effect is what the PC-ers are unable to do. Fudged data is all over the place. Much of it is buried deep inside of computer-simulation programs.

These idiots push a button and then claim to the unsuspecting masses that the computer is right and cynics are wrong.

These sorts of games don't work with thinking people but only with wide-eyed pseudoscience flunkies like you.

You are the type that get their science from Oprah, Colbert, Maher and Popular Science.

oh, yes...and the Magic Negro.
NuculurNUTsurpri Zed

Satellite Beach, FL

#1051289 Jan 1, 2014
waxywaxturd wrote:
Yes my Topix friends my cherished sock ''Homer'' has taken control of my other dearest sock "Yeah" to dazzle and bewitch you today!!!
Please dear friends, give him a great big NEW YEAR's WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Not Surprized!!!!
Not Surprized!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1051290 Jan 1, 2014
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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more commonly called COSERVATIVISM
Lame taunts will not change the fact your dear leader and his lackeys are serial liars.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1051291 Jan 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I look at it as free entertainment.
That's why you keep shooting paper-wads and interrupting us as the class clown.
Flatulating is low class, BTW....

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