Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1600528 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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ptbw forever

United States

#1054155 Jan 4, 2014
new yawk wrote:
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You should become a monk. Your dedication to teaching these tea bag imbeciles is patience personified.
They also make beer!!
You apparently don't know a monk is.
Ray Donovan

Dallas, TX

#1054156 Jan 4, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
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I was born in 1989, dumbass.
I know old terms because I know a little about everything you can imagine, and I possess a much higher than average vocabulary.
How old would that make you in human years?
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1054157 Jan 4, 2014
dem tea bagging new yawk wrote:
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You should become a monk. Your dedication to teaching these tea bag imbeciles is patience personified.
They also make beer!!
nuculur option said you dem are piece of shit...

It's the culture...
ptbw forever

United States

#1054158 Jan 4, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
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You apparently don't know a monk is.
*what*
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1054159 Jan 4, 2014
dem teabagging Ray Donovan wrote:
Gunner who?
It's the culture..

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054160 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Helium-3 will be mined from the moon in the next 25 years. The US is falling farther behind every year the clown is in the White House.
There are exoplanets of solid diamond out there. I believe it is one of Saturn's Moons - Titan?- that is covered with liquid hydrocarbons, lakes of petroleum.

Sounds exciting perhaps until you add up the costs of retrieval. It is not economically feasible.

Any values assigned to Lunar materials are highest when only assigned in-situ. The retrieval costs of bringing it back to Earth are either questionable or downright foolish.

Establishing Lunar Colonies using these materials on site makes all the sense in the world ...er....in the Moon.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054162 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You better install it soon as power companies are on the verge of charging people with alternative energy more and paying them less.
"Arizona Public Service says homeowners with solar panels are benefiting from the grid's 24-7 power supply but avoiding much of the costs of maintaining power plants, transmission lines and the distribution system.
Under the current system, homeowners are able to cut their bills by selling excess power at full retail price back to APS in a practice called "net metering." Combined with using the power from the panels themselves, net metering can cut their bills by about two-thirds.
APS says that effectively shifts the costs of operating the huge power distribution grid to homes without solar.
It is proposing changes that would effectively cut that benefit by either charging more for power that homeowners with solar use or cutting what it pays for the excess solar power sent back to the grid. Existing solar installations would be exempt from the changes for 20 years."
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_...
Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_...
Imagine if, tomorrow morning, every single household and business inside of a Power Company's service area was "selling" solar or otherwise renewable energy back to the utility. The Power Company' would file for bankruptcy.

....or get a subsidy from the Magic Negro which would then force the entire country to shoulder the burden of "free" renewable energies.

Science has become PC Science which is not Science at all but politics.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1054163 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Are you nuts? "IF it were George Bush's administration....." This whole thing started under the Bush administration and things were far worse under his control. Liberals screamed bloody murder while your kind said absolutely nothing under the Bush. It took liberals and Obama to put a stop to the warrant-less listening in on American citizens which was prevalent under Bush.
While I'm not convinced that the collecting of phone numbers is an invasion of privacy, most liberals have been campaigning against this spying since 2006. True to their convictions, they did not change their tune when Obama became president.....unlike you who supported the practice under Bush and changed your tune only when Obama became president.
IMO, these are nothing but numbers. There are no names or addresses attached to the numbers and the NSA can't access that information without a warrant. How is that an invasion of privacy?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-...
FACT: In January, 2006, civil rights organizations, lawyers, journalists and educators, filed a lawsuit "challenging the constitutionality of a secret government program to intercept vast quantities of the international telephone and Internet communications of innocent Americans without court approval." In August, 2006, A federal judge ruled that "the president of the United States ... has undisputedly violated the Fourth amendment to the Constitution in failing to procure judicial orders". Republicans cried foul and had a hissy fit!
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/17/domest...
In 2001, the House of Representatives voted to pass the USA PATRIOT Act by 357-66. The Senate voted to pass it by 98-1.

(USA PATRIOT Act - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act)

Obama extended the Patriot Act in 2010. Snowden let the cat out of the bag. We found out that the NSA was not just spying on terrorist activity but American citizens. Just like the IRS interrogated and denied conservative groups the same tax exemption status as liberals.

We simply can't trust this administration.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054164 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
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Will Vertical Turbines Make More of the Wind?
A Caltech researcher thinks arrays of tiny wind turbines could produce cheaper power than big ones.
By Kevin Bullis on April 8, 2013
WHY IT MATTERS
Though competitive in some cases, wind power needs to get cheaper still to displace large amounts of fossil fuels.
Testing the wind: Three, 10-meter vertical-axis wind turbines at a demonstration facility in California.
The remote Alaskan village of Igiugig—home to about 50 people—will be the first to demonstrate a new approach to wind power that could boost power output and, its inventors say, just might make it more affordable.
For decades, the trend across the wind industry has been to make wind turbines larger and larger—because it has improved efficiency and helped lower costs.
John Dabiri, a professor of aeronautical and bioengineering at Caltech, has a heretical idea. He thinks the way to lower the cost of wind power is to use small vertical-axis wind turbines, while using computer models to optimize their arrangement in a wind farm so that each turbine boosts the power output of its neighbors.
Dabiri has demonstrated the basic idea at a 24-turbine test plot in southern California. Grants totaling $6 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense will allow him to see if the approach can lower wind power costs in Igiugig. The first 10 turbines will be installed this year, and the goal is to eventually install 50 to 70 turbines, which would produce roughly as much power as the diesel generators the village uses now. Dabiri is also installing turbines at an existing wind farm in Palm Springs, California, using his models to generate power by putting up new turbines between existing ones.
Ordinarily, as wind passes around and through a wind turbine, it produces turbulence that buffets downstream turbines, reducing their power output and increasing wear and tear. Dabiri says that vertical-axis turbines produce a wake that can be beneficial to other turbines, if they’re positioned correctly.
The blades of this type of wind turbine are arranged vertically—like poles on a carousel rather than spokes on a wheel, as with conventional wind turbines. Wind moving around the vertical-axis turbines speeds up, and the vertical arrangement of the blades on downstream wind turbines allows them to effectively catch that wind, speed up, and generate more power.(The spinning blades of a conventional wind turbine would only catch some of this faster wind as they pass through it—this actually hurts the turbine’s performance because it increases stress on the blades.) The arrangement makes it possible to pack more turbines onto a piece of land.
Wildlife deaths? Environmental damage? Aesthetics?

There is always a price to pay. I recently read that the EPA has granted a free pass to wind turbine operators for all of the bird, bat and insect deaths that they cause annually.

shhhh! It's "free" energy!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054165 Jan 4, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
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You apparently don't know a monk is.
When those Monks get horny, new yawk services them.

This makes him not a Monk but a Monkee.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054166 Jan 4, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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In 2001, the House of Representatives voted to pass the USA PATRIOT Act by 357-66. The Senate voted to pass it by 98-1.
(USA PATRIOT Act - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act)
Obama extended the Patriot Act in 2010. Snowden let the cat out of the bag. We found out that the NSA was not just spying on terrorist activity but American citizens. Just like the IRS interrogated and denied conservative groups the same tax exemption status as liberals.
We simply can't trust this administration.
Many Judges are easily bought off - and not just monetarily - to do the will of people like the Magic Negro, U.S. Constitution or no. Many judges, too, love to be allowed into a position where they can effectively legislate their political will.

Interpreting the Constitution in ways amiable to this present tyrant's wishes is a dangerous game and, like in any game, there are winners and there are losers.

So far, the American common man is the loser.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054167 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Helium-3 will be mined from the moon in the next 25 years. The US is falling farther behind every year the clown is in the White House.
The Clown in the White House is right out of Stephen King's *It*.

Future history will mark the Magic Negro era as the one where America lost its global stature completely to China, Russia and, to smaller extents, to India, Europe - especially Eastern and S. America.

We are becoming a Kenyan Republic while the rest of humanity shoots for the Moon, Mars and beyond.

But, dam!, those free cellphones are great, eh?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1054168 Jan 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Wildlife deaths? Environmental damage? Aesthetics?
There is always a price to pay. I recently read that the EPA has granted a free pass to wind turbine operators for all of the bird, bat and insect deaths that they cause annually.
shhhh! It's "free" energy!
You can get a 10KW vertical wind turbine that is about the size of a 55 gallon drum for around $20,000 or less.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1054169 Jan 4, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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In 2001, the House of Representatives voted to pass the USA PATRIOT Act by 357-66. The Senate voted to pass it by 98-1.
(USA PATRIOT Act - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act)
Obama extended the Patriot Act in 2010. Snowden let the cat out of the bag. We found out that the NSA was not just spying on terrorist activity but American citizens. Just like the IRS interrogated and denied conservative groups the same tax exemption status as liberals.
We simply can't trust this administration.
LMAO. You are such a hypocrite.

Published: November 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents related to National Security Agency surveillance late Monday, including an 87-page ruling in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court first approved a program to systematically track Americans’ emails during the Bush administration....

"... a trove of documents that were declassified and made public by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, including those by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Freedom Foundation.

"The trove also included the Bush administration’s 2006 application for initial approval by the surveillance court to collect bulk logs of all domestic phone calls under a provision of the Patriot Act that allows the collection of business records deemed “relevant” to an investigation, another program it had previously undertaken unilaterally. The call record program is still active."

"The documents show that as early as 2006, an inspector general review recommended tighter controls over the bulk telephone metadata program to reduce the risk that they would violate the limits on the collection of data. In 2009, the court would sharply rebuke the N.S.A. for violating its own procedures (during the Bush administration) and misleading the nation’s intelligence court about how it used the telephone call logs."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/latest-r...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054170 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You can get a 10KW vertical wind turbine that is about the size of a 55 gallon drum for around $20,000 or less.
Installation costs?

Maintenance Cost?

Warranty?

Warranty Service?

ROI time?

Minimum wind-speed required?

Maximum wind-speed allowed?

Do you get a refund if the wind doesn't blow enough more than three months in a year?

If it sits in the middle of a Plain State prairie, I'm sure that wind direction is no problem.

What if you live on a contorted geography where wind direction is more important from, say, the North than the Southwest?

I don't think installing one inside of a N.Y. neighborhood would be advisable, eh?

Safety concerns? Children and pets? Amazon deliveries by air?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054171 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO. You are such a hypocrite.
Published: November 18, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents related to National Security Agency surveillance late Monday, including an 87-page ruling in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court first approved a program to systematically track Americans’ emails during the Bush administration....
"... a trove of documents that were declassified and made public by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, including those by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Freedom Foundation.
"The trove also included the Bush administration’s 2006 application for initial approval by the surveillance court to collect bulk logs of all domestic phone calls under a provision of the Patriot Act that allows the collection of business records deemed “relevant” to an investigation, another program it had previously undertaken unilaterally. The call record program is still active."
"The documents show that as early as 2006, an inspector general review recommended tighter controls over the bulk telephone metadata program to reduce the risk that they would violate the limits on the collection of data. In 2009, the court would sharply rebuke the N.S.A. for violating its own procedures (during the Bush administration) and misleading the nation’s intelligence court about how it used the telephone call logs."
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/latest-r...
You are doing it again. The Devil is in the details. Without any details, Bush-Bashing avoids any look at the Magic Negro.

Period.

You have become a one-trick pony that sings the Marxist National Anthem exclusively.

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1054172 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Bullshit!!! Those batteries have to be constantly changed out.
The Lifecycle of an Electric Car Battery
How long will an electric car battery last? The lithium-ion battery pack in the Tesla Roadster is projected to have a lifespan of about 5 years or 100,000 miles. At the end of that time the pack will need to be replaced, at a cost of approximately $10,000. Sure, that's expensive, but the Roadster itself will cost almost $100,000, which makes the cost of the battery pack seem affordable. Many, perhaps most, owners will no doubt prefer to replace the battery pack rather than buy a brand new Roadster.
If it were every 5 years, that is constantly??? Really Flack.

How do the emissions in the manufacture of that battery compare to the emissions of burning gasoline for 5 years.

The naysayers claimed the Prius battery wouldn't last 5 years.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1054173 Jan 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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When those Monks get horny, new yawk services them.
This makes him not a Monk but a Monkee.
You must have your new yawks confused.

I'll take this to mean when you use the name "new yawk" you are referring to another person?

Otherwise this renders your statement quite offensive. And out of line.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1054174 Jan 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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If it were every 5 years, that is constantly??? Really Flack.
How do the emissions in the manufacture of that battery compare to the emissions of burning gasoline for 5 years.
The naysayers claimed the Prius battery wouldn't last 5 years.
However, your primary concern with these batteries should not be their outright death, but rather a gradual drift into senescence. Lithium-ion batteries lose storage capacity over time; how long does your 5-year-old laptop battery hold a charge? This means your EV's range will decrease as it ages — and the more aggressively you drive, the faster that happens. Nissan and GM both acknowledge that their high-voltage batteries will hold less and less electricity over the years, and that their battery warranties cover only what they deem abnormal decreases in range. This means that if you buy a Leaf, which has a 100-mile range, and your commute is 50 miles each way, you might have to move in a year.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054175 Jan 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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If it were every 5 years, that is constantly??? Really Flack.
How do the emissions in the manufacture of that battery compare to the emissions of burning gasoline for 5 years.
The naysayers claimed the Prius battery wouldn't last 5 years.
DumbDave is trying to compare Apples, Oranges and Cumquats.

Presently, comparisons between conventional ICE vehicles and EVs and Hybrids is nearly impossible on many levels. For example, the Prius uses Nickel-metal Hydride batteries which have a high self-discharge rate. IOWs, if the car is not driven daily as in an urban setting, say, there is a risk that the batteries will be dead when the owner tries driving it weeks later. However, typical Prius owners are people who use the car daily.

But this brings up efficiency comparisons that are problematic. NMH batteries are less efficient because of the self-discharge rate and because of charging inefficiencies plus the vehicle is a hybrid meaning that an ICE is also used occasionally. Toss in regenerative braking and you've got a severe puzzle trying to ferret out a reliable MPG comparison.

How much energy is lost due to self-discharge?

How much energy is lost due to charging inefficiencies?

Are these taken into consideration when rating MPG comparisons with ICE vehicles?
If not then somebody is playing with numbers like Liberals do.

Hybrids are largely used by urban drivers ion daily commute situations and in warmer climes. Using this scenario to compare against a Texan family of four in need of constant AC during Houston drives or in Alaskan -30 below temps in slush drag coefficients is a joke.

Hybrids have a niche and to use a niche product in comparisons to general vehicular use is disingenuous - to say it nicely.

All of the above is just a small sampling of DumbDave's Apples, Oranges and Cumquats comparisons.

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