Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1784824 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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virtuanna

Texarkana, TX

#1085484 Feb 23, 2014
FAT TONY SALERNO wrote:
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So why are denigrating DR. DAWKINS, then, you prissy little shit? Another closet queen projecting his gayness on to a ... what? Fat Tony? He's dead, dumbass. Go bake some cookies. GTFOOH, you shitty little insomniac. WTF are you worrying about dead kids in a trunk? They die by the hundreds of thousands every day, everywhere. There's too many of us now. Life is cheap, shitface. People are gonna get crazier and crazier as the planet gets used up. Wear a rubber. Don't make more morons like yourself -- some Dick in the middle of nowhere who can't sleep.
I'm not a guy, you worm.

BTW, what was your excuse for being on here at the same time? Hypocrite.
virtuanna

Texarkana, TX

#1085485 Feb 23, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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many baby boomers need to keep working to support their slacker kids with worthless degrees.....
lol
Yeah, soon they'll have to make room at the nursing home for the displaced grand kids too.

It's such a treat to be ruled over by an "administration" that deems it appropriate to fly in Nigerian workers to a country that has a high unemployment rate with perfectly healthy citizens that could fill those positions. Like it's OUR duty to make sure that everybody BUT American citizens have an honest chance at those jobs. Like "outsourcing" jobs isn't bad enough?
Our government, aka Lord Obama and his minions, seem determined to keep us frustrated and angry. A college education used to be considered an "investment in your future", but now it just feels like another scam being played on decent, legal citizens. We are over-educated and under-employed, so much for, "a mind is a terrible thing to waste".
angel

Boise, ID

#1085486 Feb 24, 2014
virtuanna wrote:
<quoted text>lol
Yeah, soon they'll have to make room at the nursing home for the displaced grand kids too.
It's such a treat to be ruled over by an "administration" that deems it appropriate to fly in Nigerian workers to a country that has a high unemployment rate with perfectly healthy citizens that could fill those positions. Like it's OUR duty to make sure that everybody BUT American citizens have an honest chance at those jobs. Like "outsourcing" jobs isn't bad enough?
Our government, aka Lord Obama and his minions, seem determined to keep us frustrated and angry. A college education used to be considered an "investment in your future", but now it just feels like another scam being played on decent, legal citizens. We are over-educated and under-employed, so much for, "a mind is a terrible thing to waste".
Outsourcing Jobs?
I wonder why House Republicans have been up on their hind legs to defeat a Bill that would give Tax Incentives to Corporations that return Jobs to the United States and penalize those that out source Jobs abroad?
angel

Boise, ID

#1085487 Feb 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Obama has already trashed the Constitution worse than that, so who will challenge him???...
besides, Moochelle may be the black Lurleen Wallace....
Really?
Why dont you enlighten us as to what Violations of the Constitution he's commited ?
Specificly.
Ill take you inabilty to do so as an admission that your a Liar.
angel

Boise, ID

#1085488 Feb 24, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Crime rates supposedly rise with rising temps so the Magic Negro will need a tax to fight Global Warming Crime.
Also, cake makers get cranky with gays when Global Temps rise, too, so there should also be a Cake Maker Tax
Still obsessing about Gays Electron?
What a flaming Closet Case.LMao!
angel

Boise, ID

#1085490 Feb 24, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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I doubt if the 2 women he raped and the others he sexually assaulted would agree with your idiotic claim.
So your accusing him of Rape?
Got any FACTS to back that charge up?
Facts not to be confused with your fetid wishful thinking?
No?
Didnt think so.
angel

Boise, ID

#1085491 Feb 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the wedding cake case was decided based on state law, not the US Constitution......
"equal protection" is overused, soon to be used by your kind to demand equal protection for pedophiles....
Galt is not interested in organized religion......so don't waste your time.....
Pedophiles like your hero Ted Nugent?
angel

Boise, ID

#1085492 Feb 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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carbon tax....
climate change or medical care, the only objective is wealth redistribution.....
when America becomes like Bangladesh, carbon emissions will be greatly reduced.....
Lmao!! You just open up wide and let the Wealthy propagandist pour any bullshit down your throat they choose dont you?
Your a joke and a Toady and Lickspittle to Plutocrats Galt.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1085493 Feb 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
since you phrase this as "we"....
don't know, dumbass Dave...
when did you start recording temperatures, what equipment did you use, and where are your calibration logs.....
We as in mankind.

I guess that would not include a bigoted POS like you.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1085494 Feb 24, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text> These so called "experts" on here haven't even mentioned the fact that volcanoes spew countless tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year and the so called "experts" who try to measure these levels have absolutely no clue how much is actually expelled by them. Nobody has mentioned here how much CO2 is produced by other natural events such as fires or even how much methane, another greenhouse gas, is released naturally.
Volcanoes have been occurring throughout time and are a part of our climate.

Man pumping CO2 into the atmosphere has not.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1085495 Feb 24, 2014
killtaker wrote:
I am back!
who needs Jesus...
When dealing with MORTALITY....
"Some observational studies suggest that people who have regular spiritual practices tend to live longer"
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1...
Or do older people drift toward religion as their end time near?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1085496 Feb 24, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That seems to be the case. They lied willingly and knowingly to save their political careers.
You keep ignoring that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report concluded that they didn't lie about anything.
But keep chasing your tail Carol.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1085497 Feb 24, 2014
Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric materials.
Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst activated by solar or thermal energy. The hybrid fuel cell can use a wide variety of biomass sources, including starch, cellulose, lignin – and even switchgrass, powdered wood, algae and waste from poultry processing.
The device could be used in small-scale units to provide electricity for developing nations, as well as for larger facilities to provide power where significant quantities of biomass are available.
"We have developed a new method that can handle the biomass at room temperature, and the type of biomass that can be used is not restricted – the process can handle nearly any type of biomass," said Yulin Deng, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST). "This is a very generic approach to utilizing many kinds of biomass and organic waste to produce electrical power without the need for purification of the starting materials."
The new solar-induced direct biomass-to-electricity hybrid fuel cell was described February 7, 2014, in the journal Nature Communications.
The challenge for biomass fuel cells is that the carbon-carbon bonds of the biomass – a natural polymer – cannot be easily broken down by conventional catalysts, including expensive precious metals, Deng noted. To overcome that challenge, scientists have developed microbial fuel cells in which microbes or enzymes break down the biomass. But that process has many drawbacks: power output from such cells is limited, microbes or enzymes can only selectively break down certain types of biomass, and the microbial system can be deactivated by many factors.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1085498 Feb 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Volcanoes have been occurring throughout time and are a part of our climate.
Man pumping CO2 into the atmosphere has not.
Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of Man's carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.
A so-called hiatus in warming since 1998 has pitched climate sceptics against mainstream scientists.
While temperatures have risen relentlessly—13 of the l4 warmest years on record occurred since the start of the century—they tracked far below the increase in man-made greenhouse gases.
This gap between the expected and actual temperatures has been cited by sceptics as proof that human-induced global warming is either a green scare or bad science.
But a study in the journal Nature Geoscience said volcanic eruptions helped explain the apparent warming slowdown.
Researchers using satellite data found a link between surface temperatures and the impact from nearly 20 volcanic eruptions since 2000.
Sulphuric droplets disgorged by the volcanoes reflected sunlight and slightly cool the lower atmosphere, they said.
The effect of these "aerosols" accounted for as much as 15 percent of the gap between expected and measured temperatures between 1998 and 2012, according to the team's figures.
"The 'warming hiatus' since 1998 has a number of different causes," study co-author Ben Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California told AFP by email.
"The cooling caused by early 21st century volcanic eruptions is one of the causes."
Other explanations for the "hiatus" have been a bigger-than-expected takeup of atmospheric heat by the ocean, or a decline in solar activity.
Blockbuster eruptions, notably that of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991, were known to have discernible cooling effects on Earth's surface.
But volcanoes have not featured in the "hiatus" debate mainly because there had been no major eruptions since the mooted pause began in 1998, only smaller ones whose impact is harder to measure.
- Better models needed -
This is a gap, as it left computer models of climate change incomplete, the new study suggested.
"Better observations of eruption-specific properties of volcanic aerosols are needed, as well as improved representation of these... in climate model simulations," it said.
Global warming sceptics have pointed to the "hiatus" as proof of flaws in models used to predict warming and thus play a key role in driving policies to tackle climate change.
They contend that these models exaggerate the heat-trapping effect from carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by fossil fuel burning.
Santer said the new findings "do not support" such an argument.
"We've been lucky that a natural cooling influence (an uptick in 21st century volcanic activity) has partly counteracted human-caused warming," he said.
"We do not know how volcanic activity will evolve over the coming decades, and thus we do not know how long our luck will continue."
Experts generally agree that Earth is on track for greatly exceeding the maximum two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming targeted in UN climate negotiations.
Last year the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere crossed a threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm)—a level never experienced by humans.
CO2 concentrations are rising at two or three ppm per year, driven especially by the burning of coal in emerging economies.
Commenting on the study, Piers Forster, a professor of climate change at the University of Leeds, said it confirmed that volcanoes contributed to the slowdown, but could not be the only cause.
"Volcanoes give us only a temporary respite from the relentless warming pressure of continued increases in CO2," he added.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1085499 Feb 24, 2014
flack wrote:
NASA – New study shows that CO2 COOLS atmosphere
by ROBERT on APRIL 20, 2013 · 68 COMMENTS
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Carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth’s atmosphere, says new NASA report.
“NASA’s Langley Research Center has collated data proving that “greenhouse gases” actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun,” says to this article on principia-scientific.org .
“The data was collected by Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry,(or SABER). SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances thought to be playing a key role in the energy balance of air above our planet’s surface.”
“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator.“When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
Ain’t science great? First they “prove” that CO2 warms the atmosphere. Now they “prove” that it cools the atmosphere.
Either way, you’re the culprit, and you must pay higher taxes. What a racket!
See entire article:
http://principia-scientific.org/supportnews/l...
Thanks to Steven Rowlandson and Jeff Rense for this link
According to NASA: "While this warming has no implications for climate change in the troposphere, a fundamental prediction of climate change theory is that the upper atmosphere will cool in response to increasing carbon dioxide"

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/coo...

Maybe Flack should learn about the various levels of our atmosphere.

Flack continues to cling to fringe deniers.

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Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1085500 Feb 24, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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You keep ignoring that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report concluded that they didn't lie about anything.
But keep chasing your tail Carol.
Aren't you the same idiot that said Sweden was doing "just fine" when they were having riots?

"Democrats join GOP to blame State in Benghazi"

A bipartisan report blames the State Department for failing to increase security and adds that 15 people in Benghazi who have tried to help the FBI investigate have been killed.

"The bottom line is Hillary Clinton wanted the appearance of normalization" in Libya, Chaffetz said. "Security was not driving these decisions. Politics was."

Harf said that was "100% false."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014...

You are a liar and an idiot.

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Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1085501 Feb 24, 2014
Speaking of bigoted POS's!
RealDave wrote:
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We as in mankind.
I guess that would not include a bigoted POS like you.

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Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1085502 Feb 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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According to NASA: "While this warming has no implications for climate change in the troposphere, a fundamental prediction of climate change theory is that the upper atmosphere will cool in response to increasing carbon dioxide"
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/coo...
Maybe Flack should learn about the various levels of our atmosphere.
Flack continues to cling to fringe deniers.
Zzzzzz......

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Blain, PA

#1085504 Feb 24, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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What is the normal temperature? And what is it based upon? 50 years? 100 years? 10,000 years?
The hysterics don't know.
The normal temperature would be what our current climate is based upon.

The ave. temp between 1890& 1960 is about 15 C.

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Blain, PA

#1085505 Feb 24, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of Man's carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.
A so-called hiatus in warming since 1998 has pitched climate sceptics against mainstream scientists.
While temperatures have risen relentlessly—13 of the l4 warmest years on record occurred since the start of the century—they tracked far below the increase in man-made greenhouse gases.
This gap between the expected and actual temperatures has been cited by sceptics as proof that human-induced global warming is either a green scare or bad science.
But a study in the journal Nature Geoscience said volcanic eruptions helped explain the apparent warming slowdown.
Researchers using satellite data found a link between surface temperatures and the impact from nearly 20 volcanic eruptions since 2000.
Sulphuric droplets disgorged by the volcanoes reflected sunlight and slightly cool the lower atmosphere, they said.
The effect of these "aerosols" accounted for as much as 15 percent of the gap between expected and measured temperatures between 1998 and 2012, according to the team's figures.
"The 'warming hiatus' since 1998 has a number of different causes," study co-author Ben Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California told AFP by email.
"The cooling caused by early 21st century volcanic eruptions is one of the causes."
Other explanations for the "hiatus" have been a bigger-than-expected takeup of atmospheric heat by the ocean, or a decline in solar activity.
Blockbuster eruptions, notably that of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991, were known to have discernible cooling effects on Earth's surface.
But volcanoes have not featured in the "hiatus" debate mainly because there had been no major eruptions since the mooted pause began in 1998, only smaller ones whose impact is harder to measure.
- Better models needed -
This is a gap, as it left computer models of climate change incomplete, the new study suggested.
"Better observations of eruption-specific properties of volcanic aerosols are needed, as well as improved representation of these... in climate model simulations," it said.
Global warming sceptics have pointed to the "hiatus" as proof of flaws in models used to predict warming and thus play a key role in driving policies to tackle climate change.
They contend that these models exaggerate the heat-trapping effect from carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by fossil fuel burning.
Santer said the new findings "do not support" such an argument.
"We've been lucky that a natural cooling influence (an uptick in 21st century volcanic activity) has partly counteracted human-caused warming," he said.
"We do not know how volcanic activity will evolve over the coming decades, and thus we do not know how long our luck will continue."
Experts generally agree that Earth is on track for greatly exceeding the maximum two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming targeted in UN climate negotiations.
Last year the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere crossed a threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm)—a level never experienced by humans.
CO2 concentrations are rising at two or three ppm per year, driven especially by the burning of coal in emerging economies.
Commenting on the study, Piers Forster, a professor of climate change at the University of Leeds, said it confirmed that volcanoes contributed to the slowdown, but could not be the only cause.
"Volcanoes give us only a temporary respite from the relentless warming pressure of continued increases in CO2," he added.
Cooling effects from particles is temporary.

Your article says MMGW is real.

Here I thought you were a denier?

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