Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509844 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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“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

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#1116741 Apr 12, 2014
So people do not get confused about the above memo from Kornze I am reposting this

"U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's desert plant

"In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Reid's sons or son-in-law for representation.

Now, questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert.

Reid has been one of the project's most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada. His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/31/us-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1116742 Apr 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
So, why are you complaining? Obviously you don't give a damn about the desert tortoise.
Galt cares very much about the permanent destruction of the desert by solar power plants.....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1116743 Apr 12, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text> it just changed his fees for it, didn't it?
no cattle were banned from grazing there, unless the fees were paid..
you should take your own advice, fool.
Found a more concise article, written back in August, 2013 before all the hoopla:

(For the whiners (Galt) I've had to cut out some of the article to accommodate space but the link is attached.)

"After the BLM terminated Bundy’s grazing permit for Bundy’s failure to pay required grazing fees in 1998, Clark County, as administrator for the Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, purchased the grazing rights from the BLM for $375,000 and retired them, in order to fulfill requirements under that plan to protect endangered desert tortoises.

Despite having no legal right to do so and in defiance of federal court orders, Bundy has continued to graze his cattle throughout the Gold Butte area without paying a penny to do so for decades, competing with tortoises for food, hindering the restoration of extensive wildfires, trampling rare plants, damaging ancient American Indian cultural sites, and threatening the safety of recreationists. A drive along Gold Butte Road will often require that you dodge trespassing cattle. Surveys by the BLM have found well over 1,000 cattle — many in easily damaged freshwater springs and riparian areas on public lands managed by the National Park Service and State of Nevada as well as the BLM.

In April 2012, the BLM was finally planning to enforce the law and have Bundy’s cows removed, but veiled threats and bravado stopped the planned roundup of the trespassing cattle under the 1998 court ruling. The BLM had decided to go to court even again to assure that their planned actions were correct, lawful, and current.

Late last week the U.S. District Court of Nevada issued another ruling (see the Court Order here) that affirms, once again, the right of the federal Bureau of Land Management to remove cattle trespassing in southeastern Nevada’s Gold Butte area to protect desert tortoises, other imperiled species, ancient cultural resources, and the safety of the recreating public. In the ruling the court again dismissed Bundy’s claims that the Federal Government doesn’t own the land by again affirming that the property was ceded to the United States of America by Mexico and has been owned by the USA since 1848. The court also again dismissed Bundy’s claim that Nevada’s Open Range statute overrides Federal Law, as well as his other defenses. The decision affirms the previous finding by the same court, made in 1998 and later upheld on appeal. The legal ruling has now been affirmed twice and unquestionably upheld after appeals by Bundy and has now again provided the BLM with a clear and undisputed mandate to proceed with what should have occurred over 12 years ago. The Court Order gave Bundy 45 days to remove the cattle, after which the BLM is authorized to “seize and remove to impound” the cattle. The court order was signed on July 9, 2013 and thus the 45 day period will end on August 23, 2013.

It has been interesting to watch local political figures dance with this issue. Do they support the founding families in defiance of federal law? Do they take the same position as Bundy that the U.S. Government doesn’t own Federal Land? Do they support the enforcement of the law only against those who are not members of the Club? Their position on these questions should tell you a lot about who they represent." I think we have our answer.

http://letstalknevada.com/lets-talk-about-gol...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1116744 Apr 12, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
That's why we have laws and try not to have idiots like you and all of the other tea baggers in office. Suppose the man or woman that pays you feels that way? We are a nation of laws, they are necessary, Republicans aren't. So if you don't pay who does??????
Do you even know who Walter E. Williams is Corporal Captain Ghostie?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1116745 Apr 12, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
So BLM has wasted 3 million dollars to collect 1 million dollar in back fees and this is only about the fees?
No, Richard. That figure was just pulled out of the sky sorta like the Nasa Moon Walker Alien Cover Up. From what I can gather, you are the perfect candidate to fall for that hook, line and sinker, too.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1116746 Apr 12, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
If a black family gets evicted the sheriff throws their sh it in the street. No red tape.
No tea bag stooges defending them.
It's all in who you know.That's the Republican way.

Since: Nov 08

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#1116747 Apr 12, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the land is worthless except for grazing....
I thought there was natural gas and water underground?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1116748 Apr 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Coldwater Creek merchandise is cheaply made of inferior fabrics. Walk in the door of a store and you will find just about everything 40% off...right off the bat. People have finally figures out they can do better. Don't worry, you are not losing your 99 Cents Only Store. They have better management.
"uselesssinceforever000 "
You are incorrect. Coldwater Creek is headquartered in Sandpoint, ID. There products were not cheaply made with inferior fabrics. If you are inferring the were competing with and pricing like dollars stores you are wrong. The problem is the lousy economy, an economy that has hurt many and forced them to change their shopping habits. About 5500 folks will lose their jobs.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1116749 Apr 12, 2014
Gynger wrote:
<quoted text> Gee, thanks! Facts are fun!
s they are...now you realize that grazing was not off limits on that land..the cost was just higher as the value of the land increased...

capitalism freakin rules!!!

and thieves go to jail..

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

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#1116750 Apr 12, 2014
For people who do not get the connection between Reid and these deals, I repost this....

Whittemore benefitted from the tortoise protection re-zoning

"Whittemore stood with his arms behind his back and shook his head slightly after the verdicts were read. He was convicted of making excessive campaign contributions, making contributions in the name of another and causing a false statement to be made to the Federal Election Commission.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The judge set sentencing for Sept. 23.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/form...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1116751 Apr 12, 2014
Gynger wrote:
<quoted text>
I read one report that said the federal agents were standing down and leaving the area, which is a good thing. Maybe cooler heads will prevail and we can avoid a pissing contest where nobody wins.
They are standing down because Bundy has agreed to meet with them and they don't want to be forced into a fight with the armed militia groups that have decided to turn this into a confrontation.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1116752 Apr 12, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the total assets of his business, before liabilities......
you government slugs wouldn't know about liabilities....
I'm betting you know all about being a liability, and a loser.

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

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#1116753 Apr 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Richard. That figure was just pulled out of the sky sorta like the Nasa Moon Walker Alien Cover Up. From what I can gather, you are the perfect candidate to fall for that hook, line and sinker, too.
You sure are having problems confusing RoxLo for RoxHo

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1116756 Apr 12, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>when your livelihood depends on other peoples land, you are at their whim and mercy.
the value of that land increased, and he didn't pay for his use. he is a thief.
What other people? It was open grazing land that belonged to no one until the federal government decided to manage it.

He would still be paying grazing fees if it wasn't for a tortoise. Is there any evidence the cattle were effecting the tortoise? I would bet something simple as an influx of Ravens have a larger impact.

http://www.defenders.org/sites/default/files/...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1116757 Apr 12, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>o again with the turtle? what in hell does tha have to do with anything here? why do you parrot things you don't even understand/ do you enjoy looking stupid?
again, this guy has had TWO DECADES to find legal standing for this supposed agreement he thinks he had...it did not stand up to our laws.
there is nothing unjust about these laws. he wants to use this land without paying for it..
he is a thief..
there is nothing you can parrot that will change these facts.
"woodendick000"
Praise the Lord!!! The BLM has backed off. The turtles will survive, the cows will graze and it will not cost you a dime.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1116758 Apr 12, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
He was paying grazing fees on federal land until the turtle came along. Property tax is a state tax.
The 1934 Taylor Grazing Act made it federally controlled land. Before that, it was open [state] grazing land.
But, but, but...Bundy went to court to claim that the land belonged to him. How can it belong to him if he never paid property taxes?? Use a little common sense for a change.
dumdemsmama

Palm Coast, FL

#1116759 Apr 12, 2014
dem wrote:
<cannonball>
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dumb dem
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1116760 Apr 12, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you even know who Walter E. Williams is Corporal Captain Ghostie?
Sure dumbo, he is an economist and you aint. I have been to George Mason a number of times, he also got his degree in Cailf. And by the way draft dodger...There is no such rank as a Corporal Captain dumb azz.
dumdemsmama

Palm Coast, FL

#1116761 Apr 12, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
If a black family gets evicted the sheriff throws their sh it in the street. No red tape.
No tea bag stooges defending them.
dumb dem

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1116762 Apr 12, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the total assets of his business, before liabilities......
you government slugs wouldn't know about liabilities....
No, he claimed he could sell each cow for $1,000 a head and since these cows were grazing on public land, he had no overhead. No cost for feed. No liabilities.(other than the cost associated with rounding them up for sale to a feed lot) which some on here seem to believe cost $3 million. LMAO

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