Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1743742 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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“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1083842 Feb 20, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Romney--who unlike Obammy is a REAL WORLD business person created far more jobs in America than his company ever outsourced. And I don't recall you LEFTY LOONS criticizing the Obammy's choice last year of staying at the vacation home on the Vineyard belonging to their BFF, private quity guru David Schulte, founder of the private equity firm Chilmark Partners.
Meanwhile, President Obama spent $831 billion of taxpayer money on a stimulus plan for the economy. He gave nearly $50 billion in aid to GM to keep it afloat. He lost $500 million on energy company Solyndra. All in the name of saving jobs.
Yet when it comes to his own signature initiative, the president doesn’t care about American workers. He’s OUTSOURCED OBAMACARE.
After the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov , the administration hired Accenture as the new lead contractor. The deal is estimated to be worth $90 million and is now in the hands of the POSTER BOY for global labor arbitrage and OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS.
Accenture has 80,000 Indian workers, 35,000 in the Philippines and ONLY 40,000 IN THE UNITED STATES. Over 40 percent of their worth comes from outsourcing. In all probability, the tech jobs awarded under this contract and paid for with US tax dollars are going abroad.
But even if the work is done locally, chances are the employees are foreigners brought in for lower wages using the controversial H-1B visa program — where companies are allowed to hire guest workers from abroad.
In 2012, Accenture ranked fifth among American companies in using H-1B visas. That year alone, Accenture brought into the United States 4,037 foreign workers on H-1B visas.
In truth there is no tech worker shortage or lack of skills and talent in America. The real motivation of offshore outsourcing companies like Accenture is cost. They use H-1B and other guest-worker visas TO PAY LESS WAGES than they would have to pay an equivalent American worker.
Accenture saves money by UNDERPAYING foreign guest workers they import — typically 25 percent less for their imported employees than the prevailing wage for a similar US citizen worker.
Ron Hira, an associate professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, analyzed Accenture’s use of the H-1B program. In 2005, the company had 12,684 H-1B foreign guest workers earning an average of $53,042 per year. That’s far less than the median $80,000 salary the same job responsibilities and skills required would fetch for an American worker.
Accenture is so bad, they paid a foreign guest worker $25,113 per year — for the title of “chief programmer.” Typically chief programmers make six figures in the United States.
It appears undercutting wages with H-1B visas is part of Accenture’s business model. Hira found that, in 2012, the median salary paid for Accenture’s new H-1B workers was $64,700, while Amazon paid their equivalent H-1B workers a median salary of $95,000. Google, who also uses comparable technical skills sets to Accenture and Amazon, paid a median salary of $110,000 to their new H-1B visa hires.
Accenture also AVOIDS AMERICAN TAXES. The company is headquartered in Chicago, but it’s incorporated in noted tax haven Ireland.
By hiring the neighbor kid to shovel my drive i created more jobs than Barry has.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1083843 Feb 20, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Canada is practically begging this administration to build that pipeline. It is being used as a political ploy by Obama and his fellow politically-motivated cronies.
It will create many jobs over the long haul and Obama knows it. He's just waiting until it's politically advantageous before the election to do what's best for America now.
But it's always about was is politically advantageous, isn't it? Instead of what is best for America? And being honest with Americans?
Shallow politicians make for shallow politics. Why do you fall for this?
You can't possibly be this brain dead. Even Trans-Canada admits the pipeline will only create about 500 temporary American jobs. I didn't make that up...it's their statistic.

Of course Canada is begging this administration to build the pipeline....Canadians don't want it crossing their land!!! Charles Pierce of Esquire Magazine aptly described the Keystone Pipeline as "the continent-spanning death funnel that will bring the world's dirtiest fossil-fuel from the environmental hellspout of northern Alberta, down the middle of the United States, across the world's most valuable farmland, and ultimately to refineries in Texas, and thence to the world."

Don't fool yourself. The pipeline does not benefit America. Obama seems to grasp the fact that Canada and the oil industry are trying to use America and Americans as their doormat. I Placing power of eminent domain at the disposal of the foreign and privately owned Trans-Canada is unAmerican. Trans-Canada does not get to write their own rules. Oil companies don't get to run roughshod over this nation.

I praise the recent Nebraska court decision which ruled that the state’s regulatory Public Service Commission is the final arbiter of pipelines in Nebraska....not shallow politicians like the governor who was kowtowing to the oil industry. With any luck, Trans-Canada will be forced to find a route through their own country and stop messing with ours.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/02/19/...

“Politically Incorrect”

Since: Feb 14

Texas, USA

#1083844 Feb 20, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
The boy Obamatard would score points if he bowed to Putin.
Or knelt.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1083845 Feb 20, 2014
In the real world

Moscow — Ukraine has had two weeks to find a compromise in its Russia versus the West dispute. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been focused on promoting his soft image with the Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the games ending Sunday, however, time has run out and the crisis in Kiev and other cities is only getting worse.

If Putin uses Russian history as a guide, it would not be out of the question that Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine. After all, Soviet leaders did just this to retain control during the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and the 1968 Prague spring in Czechoslovakia.

For Putin stands to lose influence and his ability to affect policy in Ukraine if the opposition gains control. This is at the core of the current Ukraine crisis.
Nostrils Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1083846 Feb 20, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Barack Hussein Goebbles. He never met a Nazi idea he didn't like.
Indeed. Fascism is cool now even with the Democrat Ministry of propaganda.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1083847 Feb 20, 2014
in the real world - Will Russia invade the Ukraine?

For Putin stands to lose influence and his ability to affect policy in Ukraine if the opposition gains control. This is at the core of the current Ukraine crisis.

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich disregarded a much-anticipated association agreement with the European Union in November to sign a $15 billion bailout deal with Russia. It was this Kremlin-influenced act that sparked the protests — first peaceful but now increasingly violent. Ukraine now appears divided into an eastern part that supports Yanukovich and the Russian deal, and the Europe-prone western half.

So the real question may well be: What does Russia want?

Looking to history, Moscow wants what it has always wanted — Ukraine, translated as the Edge (of Russia) and also known as Malorossiya or Small Russia. Not that it’s small, occupying central European lands of about 230 square miles — larger than California but not as big as Texas.

The Harvard historian Richard Pipes long claimed that Russia won’t amount to much without its Ukrainian neighbor. When threatened with Ukraine’s effort at independence, Russia hasn’t hesitated to suppress it. Modern Russia, after all, derived from Kievan Russia in 880. The Ukrainians have contested their supremacy and independence ever since.

In the 1930s Joseph Stalin tried to suppress the republic through collectivization. He collectivized all Soviet land and farming, but Ukraine’s collectivization was particularly drastic. For it was also an attack on Ukrainian nationalism. Farmers were forced to give their private lands and all crops to the state. The result was Holodomor — the Great Famine of the early 1930s, which claimed many millions of lives. At the start of Holodomor, in January, 1932, Ukraine’s population was 32.7 million. By 1937 it was slightly more than 28 million.

Stalin then sent the first secretary of Ukraine’s Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev (full disclosure: my grandfather), to revitalize the region’s agriculture. The region’s vast wheat fields had long served as the breadbasket of the Russian empire and then the Soviet Union.

Khrushchev, though Russian, had strong personal ties to Ukraine, dating back to his days as a miner in Donbas during the 1910s. His wife, Nina, was an ethnic Western Ukrainian. And he often wore brightly embroidered Ukrainian folk shirts.. But even as he helped to rebuild the land, Khrushchev brought in the communist agenda of curtailing the Ukrainian national heritage, especially in culture and arts. He was still mindful, for example, that literary works should be Soviet first and Ukrainian second. This continued after he became the Soviet head of state.

Leonid Brezhnev, Khrushchev’s successor in 1964, came from Ukraine, yet he also demanded the primacy of Russia within the Soviet Union. The two following leaders, Konstantin Chernenko and Mikhail Gorbachev, although both born in Russia, also had Ukrainian roots. But the power of Russia still held.

This finally changed when the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s. Small Russia was no longer seen as small — or even Russia for that matter. Boris Yeltsin’s government eased its claims on Ukraine and other former Soviet republics.

Since Putin came to power in 2000, however, he has increasingly acted in the traditions of a Big Brother. In 2004 he tried to influence Ukrainian politics through a then-unsuccessful installment of Yanukovich. He was more successful at manipulating the new nation’s oil and gas prices though.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1083848 Feb 20, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't possibly be this brain dead. Even Trans-Canada admits the pipeline will only create about 500 temporary American jobs. I didn't make that up...it's their statistic.
Of course Canada is begging this administration to build the pipeline....Canadians don't want it crossing their land!!! Charles Pierce of Esquire Magazine aptly described the Keystone Pipeline as "the continent-spanning death funnel that will bring the world's dirtiest fossil-fuel from the environmental hellspout of northern Alberta, down the middle of the United States, across the world's most valuable farmland, and ultimately to refineries in Texas, and thence to the world."
w politicians like the governor who was kowtowing to the oil industry. With any luck, Trans-Canada will be forced to find a route through their own country and stop messing with ours.
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/02/19/...
For you and Dopey dave:

The $5.3-billion Keystone XL Pipeline Project is the largest infrastructure project currently proposed in the United States. Construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline will require 9,000 skilled American workers. The project will provide jobs for welders, mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, laborers, safety coordinators, heavy equipment operators and other workers who rely on large construction projects for their livelihoods.

In addition to construction jobs, an estimated 7,000 U.S. jobs are being supported in manufacturing the steel pipe and the thousands of fittings, valves, pumps and control devices required for a major oil pipeline.

TransCanada has contracts with more than 50 suppliers across the U.S., including companies in Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio, Arkansas, Kansas, California and Pennsylvania.

TransCanada employed 4,844 Americans in Oklahoma and Texas on construction of the $2.3-billion Gulf Coast Pipeline Project, which is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

Construction and development of the Keystone XL and Gulf Coast Pipeline Projects is anticipated to generate $20 billion in economic impact in the United States, including $99 million in local government revenues and $486 million in state government revenues during construction.

The pipelines will also generate an estimated $5 billion in additional property taxes during their operational life.

- See more at: http://keystone-xl.com/about/jobs-and-economi...
Nostrils Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1083849 Feb 20, 2014
You can indeed possibly be this brain dead:
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't possibly be this brain dead. Even Trans-Canada admits the pipeline will only create about 500 temporary American jobs. I didn't make that up...it's their statistic.
Of course Canada is begging this administration to build the pipeline....Canadians don't want it crossing their land!!! Charles Pierce of Esquire Magazine aptly described the Keystone Pipeline as "the continent-spanning death funnel that will bring the world's dirtiest fossil-fuel from the environmental hellspout of northern Alberta, down the middle of the United States, across the world's most valuable farmland, and ultimately to refineries in Texas, and thence to the world."
Don't fool yourself. The pipeline does not benefit America. Obama seems to grasp the fact that Canada and the oil industry are trying to use America and Americans as their doormat. I Placing power of eminent domain at the disposal of the foreign and privately owned Trans-Canada is unAmerican. Trans-Canada does not get to write their own rules. Oil companies don't get to run roughshod over this nation.
I praise the recent Nebraska court decision which ruled that the state’s regulatory Public Service Commission is the final arbiter of pipelines in Nebraska....not shallow politicians like the governor who was kowtowing to the oil industry. With any luck, Trans-Canada will be forced to find a route through their own country and stop messing with ours.
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/02/19/...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1083850 Feb 20, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
From Orwell's "Animal Farm"....
“Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure. On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”- Squealer
(Squealer represented Pravda, a propaganda-ridden Russian newspaper.)
Old Major, the old boar who represented Lenin, summoned all of the animals to assemble in the barn to relay a message. The message was simple: all animals are equal.
In Orwell's own words:
“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism; Animal Farm was the first book in which I tried, with full consciousness of what I was doing, to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole.”-George Orwell
Right now we have a boar with the same message as Old Major and a media with the same propaganda as Squealer. Orwell is probably rolling over in his grave.
The Fifth Column is loathe to speak of Animal Farm. They are the Pigs.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1083851 Feb 20, 2014
January's global temperature is 4th-warmest on record

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/1

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1083852 Feb 20, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
The boy Obamatard would score points if he bowed to Putin.
I believe Putin would backhand him and call him a fool and a weakling.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1083853 Feb 20, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
<quoted text>
Which concepts do you bring to the table?
The social sciences...
Psychology
History
Political Science
Anthropology
Geography
Sociology
Economics
Lil Olive Breasted Girl

Buffalo, NY

#1083854 Feb 20, 2014
Sai, molti anni fa mia madre è stato mangiato da un maiale nel cortile. Papa non ci ha detto così siamo cresciuti pensando che era scappata con uno zingaro che ha fatto la pancetta migliore che abbiamo mai avuto.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1083856 Feb 20, 2014
RealDave wrote:
January's global temperature is 4th-warmest on record
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/1
Hilarious, who writes your material? Al Snore?
Lil Olive Breasted Girl

Buffalo, NY

#1083857 Feb 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>I believe Putin would backhand him and call him a fool and a weakling.
E 'chiaro che si dovrebbe sapere queste cose meglio di chiunque altro qui. D'altra parte è difficile prendere sul serio un cazzo di legno. Forse dovresti chiamarti, Pinocchio. Quando si trovano circa la dimensione della vostra virilità, finalmente si allunga.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1083858 Feb 20, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
It doesn't take a fictional story to point out the obvious. Any oppressed peoples of the world who fell for the notion of an unrealistic utopia and believed a misleading message of "fairness" and "equality" by the power elite found out too late it was a means to an end.
Vulnerability and weakness is the Achilles heel for communism and totalitarianism to gain a foothold.
"Never let a good crisis go to waste."
Those were very powerful and telling words that were ignored by too many.
And if you can't find a good crisis then create one.

Income Inequality. Black males are picked on. News Sources need monitoring. Eliminate the 1st and 2nd Amendments because we have a "crisis".

When the azzhole was campaigning, he complained about the Constitutional "crisis" of Bush doing an end-run around Congress.

Now - he's doing precisely that.

Martial Law will come because he will again declare a "crisis".

We are also Ukrainians.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1083859 Feb 20, 2014
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
The social sciences...
Psychology
History
Political Science
Anthropology
Geography
Sociology
Economics
sciences...?
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1083860 Feb 20, 2014
RealDave wrote:
January's global temperature is 4th-warmest on record
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/1
"was the warmest since 2007"

Baawwaaahhhh!!!

It's no wonder you never provide links!

You are dumber than sh*t!

Baawwaaahhhhh!!!!

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1083861 Feb 20, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
<quoted text>
President Barack Obama denounced the escalating bloodshed in Ukraine Wednesday, urging that country’s military to stay out of the conflict and warning of unspecified “consequences” for those involved in violence surrounding ongoing protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
I guess he felt he better say something, anything, just like in California before he played 3 rounds of golf in the desert.
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1083864 Feb 20, 2014
Where did the "honest" "liberal" wood dick go?

Baawwaaahhhh!!!!

I ran him off again!

He can't answer a simple question honestly.

Typical liberal, just like the rest of them here!

Howdy, Dumb Dave. Dumbest of them all.

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