Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1744862 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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1124269 Apr 23, 2014
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Forbes Thought of the Day Earth Day 2014 "Communism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism will fail because it can't tell the ecological truth." --Lester Brown
Who is Lester R. Brown?

Lester R. Brown is an environmental analyst born on March 28, 1934 in the USA. He is the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute and he is also the founder of the Worldwatch Institute. Earth Policy Institute is a non-profit organization focused on research and is based in Washington D.C. Radio commentator for BBC Peter Day calls Lester Brown one of the great pioneer environmentalists.

He has authored and co-authored more than 5 books focused on global environmental issues and problems. His works are so profound that they have been translated to more than 40 languages. His most recent book is entitled Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity. This was published 2 years ago in September 2012.

Lester Brown places an emphasis on the geopolitical effects brought about by the astronomical speeds in which the prices of grain are shooting up. He has said that one of the biggest threats to global stability would have to be the shortage of food in poor countries. He has even warned that this very issue of lack of food in poor countries could very well bring down civilization. When interviewed by Foreign Policy magazine, he explained how the “new geopolitics of food” has already begun to bring about revolutions and upheavals in 2011 in various countries where there is a decided lack of food.

He has been honored with other 26 honorary degrees and a MacArthur Fellowship. On top of that, he has also been described as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post. Back in 1978, he already began to give warnings of the dangers of abusing nature. He stated this in his book The 29th Day. He says that by overfishing oceans, turning agricultural lands into deserts, and stripping forests, people are hastening their own demise. Back in 1986, his personal papers were requested by the Library of Congress; they noted that his writings have affected their thinking of views on world population and resources. Former US president Bill Clinton also suggested that it would do everyone good to listen to what Brown has to say and follow his advice. In 2003, the Humanist Manifesto was put out and he was one of the signatories.

During the mid-70s, he helped start the concept of sustainable development and this happened during a career in farming. Since that time, he has received many awards and prices that include the United Nations Environment Prize in 1978, the World Wide Fund for Nature gold medal in 1989 and many more awards and prizes. You might surmise that his is one of the most important works to date and it does seem like a given that he be a recipient of all those rewards.
Slash

United States

#1124270 Apr 23, 2014
Jesus Christ wrote:
<quoted text>Succinct... tasty, but without overdoing it...
Thank you. I was afraid it was too subtle.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1124271 Apr 23, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Allyson Schwartz: "I'm stupid as hell and I'm proud of it and I want to be your governor"
Schwartz is losing to a political novice and is desperate.....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1124273 Apr 23, 2014
He is completely worried about using food for fuel! He, among others, believe the use of corn for bio-fuel resulted in the Arab Spring as food prices skyrocket because of the program.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1124275 Apr 23, 2014
Jesus Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, as I've pointed out, within 2 or 3 hundred feet of the righty trailers in any event... you guys are MOST furious when defending your homes...
What is a righty trailer?

About defending my home? You betcha!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1124277 Apr 23, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
13 of the hottest 14 years have been in this century.
http://www.weather.com/news/science/environme...
What he really means: The so called scientists averaged out the yearly temperature for the last 100 years and set that as zero. So the last 13 of 14 (in his opinion) have been above this imaginary line.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#1124279 Apr 23, 2014
Slash wrote:
<quoted text>
I was on a flight home from Miami and a large black lady sat next to me and opened one of those huge vinegar pickles and started eating it. Worst goddamn flight of my life. I wasn't laughing.
that was your wife. you were drunk as usual. that pickle smell was your vomit on your shirt collar.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1124281 Apr 23, 2014
High Deportation Figures Are Misleading

Immigrants living illegally beyond the border area are less likely to be deported under 'deporter in chief' President Obama, contrary to widespread belief.

WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats.

But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported today than before Obama came to office, according to immigration data.

Expulsions of people who are settled and working in the United States have fallen steadily since his first year in office, and are down more than 40% since 2009.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-dep...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1124282 Apr 23, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is Lester R. Brown?
Lester R. Brown is an environmental analyst born on March 28, 1934 in the USA. He is the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute and he is also the founder of the Worldwatch Institute. Earth Policy Institute is a non-profit organization focused on research and is based in Washington D.C. Radio commentator for BBC Peter Day calls Lester Brown one of the great pioneer environmentalists.
He has authored and co-authored more than 5 books focused on global environmental issues and problems. His works are so profound that they have been translated to more than 40 languages. His most recent book is entitled Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity. This was published 2 years ago in September 2012.
Lester Brown places an emphasis on the geopolitical effects brought about by the astronomical speeds in which the prices of grain are shooting up. He has said that one of the biggest threats to global stability would have to be the shortage of food in poor countries. He has even warned that this very issue of lack of food in poor countries could very well bring down civilization. When interviewed by Foreign Policy magazine, he explained how the “new geopolitics of food” has already begun to bring about revolutions and upheavals in 2011 in various countries where there is a decided lack of food.
He has been honored with other 26 honorary degrees and a MacArthur Fellowship. On top of that, he has also been described as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post. Back in 1978, he already began to give warnings of the dangers of abusing nature. He stated this in his book The 29th Day. He says that by overfishing oceans, turning agricultural lands into deserts, and stripping forests, people are hastening their own demise. Back in 1986, his personal papers were requested by the Library of Congress; they noted that his writings have affected their thinking of views on world population and resources. Former US president Bill Clinton also suggested that it would do everyone good to listen to what Brown has to say and follow his advice. In 2003, the Humanist Manifesto was put out and he was one of the signatories.
"What about the "market value" of the human species? Since the market has no interest in anything it can externalize, we can only compute this indirectly. The net worth of the world's top 200 oil, coal and gas companies is about $7.4 trillion -- a figure based on proven reserves that the market expects to burn. The physics of the climate system shows us that only a fraction of that fossil carbon (perhaps a fifth) could be burnt without initiating runaway global warming and placing our survival in grave doubt.

These figures suggest that the free market prices the survival of humanity at less than $7.4 trillion. This places the value of our species at perhaps a tenth of current world GDP (value $65 trillion), or one hundredth of the world derivatives market (nominal value $600 trillion). By acting as if the fate of nature is merely an externality, the market reveals itself to be an inter-generational pyramid (Ponzi) scheme, where current generations indulge themselves lavishly by stealing non-renewable resources and a liveable climate from future ones." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-stanley/bu...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1124283 Apr 23, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is Lester R. Brown?
Lester R. Brown is an environmental analyst born on March 28, 1934 in the USA. He is the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute and he is also the founder of the Worldwatch Institute. Earth Policy Institute is a non-profit organization focused on research and is based in Washington D.C. Radio commentator for BBC Peter Day calls Lester Brown one of the great pioneer environmentalists.
"What about the "market value" of the human species? Since the market has no interest in anything it can externalize, we can only compute this indirectly. The net worth of the world's top 200 oil, coal and gas companies is about $7.4 trillion -- a figure based on proven reserves that the market expects to burn. The physics of the climate system shows us that only a fraction of that fossil carbon (perhaps a fifth) could be burnt without initiating runaway global warming and placing our survival in grave doubt.

These figures suggest that the free market prices the survival of humanity at less than $7.4 trillion. This places the value of our species at perhaps a tenth of current world GDP (value $65 trillion), or one hundredth of the world derivatives market (nominal value $600 trillion). By acting as if the fate of nature is merely an externality, the market reveals itself to be an inter-generational pyramid (Ponzi) scheme, where current generations indulge themselves lavishly by stealing non-renewable resources and a liveable climate from future ones." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-stanley/bu...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1124284 Apr 23, 2014
Jesus Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
A righty trailer is any trailer that turns right even though it's in its best interests to go the other way...
Brend

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1124285 Apr 23, 2014
“Humanity's collective demands have exceeded the earth's regenerative capacity by 26 percent. It is fearful that there are still large numbers of people dreaming the 'American dream', hoping to consume like the Americans.”
Lester Brown quote

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1124287 Apr 23, 2014
“Our global civilization today is on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and eventual collapse.”
Lester Brown quote

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1124288 Apr 23, 2014
Slash wrote:
<quoted text>
We had a junior senator wannabe tea bagger posting here a few months ago.
The philosophical genius.
Isn't that Adam? He's still around.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1124289 Apr 23, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
<quoted text>
Hate? Why we'll treat Obama exactly the way you libs treated Bush. Same respect, same
Actually, I'm still waiting for FOX Searchlight's version of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_Presi... (2006_film)
yes have pointed that out to you many many times..

you are exactly like all those crazy nutjobs that shouted for 8 years that Bush was out to purposefully destroy the US. you are exactly like them

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1124290 Apr 23, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>... If your going to own a rabid plantation queer shin head racist demokkkRAT lily... Keep a leash on it.!!
It's the culture...
Is No Surprize (Flo-DUH, etc.) the stupidest man on the planet? Yeah, I know that the competition around here is tremendous, but check his spelling of "shin head." Cheer up, all sentient beings, he'll be dead soon, a victim of his own stroke-addled brain.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1124291 Apr 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
As frivolous malpractice lawsuits increase, the cost of physicians' and hospitals' malpractice insurance will continue to be passed on to patients. Same goes for unnecessary and very costly tests and procedures - so physicians' and hospitals' can cover their butts in the event of a frivolous malpractice lawsuit.
Not to mention insurance companies nationwide having no reason to compete to keep premiums and coverage costs lower.
These very practical solutions should have been taken first. Then see if costs were significantly reduced.
Doing none of those things was ignoring the obvious.
true, but demand by consumers for more care and more tests also drives costs.....

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1124292 Apr 23, 2014
Slash wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop trying so hard to look like an idiot.
"slush"
You do not need help looking like an idiot.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Chris Lopez

New York, NY

#1124293 Apr 23, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You should read your spam to the end, Forksfat: failure to pay taxes was 1.1 percent in the segment of government contain in IRS; 8.6 % in the general population. Yeah, let's see all those tax returns form Romney.
I'd rather see Rangels or Geithners.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1124294 Apr 23, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Commutation of a sentence does not imply innocence and the record is not expunged; a pardon would restore civil rights such as voting etc. but the record is the record and the person still would have to report it, however the pardon is attached to the record which is helpful. I think the person can then apply for expungment on the state level.
I think apply for expungment should be part of the process. I doubt these people are capable of going through that process on their own. Just my thought.

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