Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419169 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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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1124249 Apr 23, 2014
RAF Jet Chases Russian Planes Away From UK
Two Russian planes are turned back as they approach Scotland, with jets from the Netherlands and Denmark also scrambled.6:27pm UK, Wednesday 23 April 2014 RAF Eurofighter Typhoon at Farnborough International Airshow 2012
An RAF Typhoon was scrambled after the planes were spotted near UK airspace

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Two Russian bombers which flew close to UK airspace have been chased away by an RAF jet fighter.

The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev 95s, were spotted off the coast of northeast Scotland.

They were turned away from Britain when an RAF Typhoon was scrambled from Leuchars airbase, near Dundee.

Crews stationed there are on standby to intercept unidentified aircraft at a moment's notice.

The incident comes amid heightened international tensions over the situation in Ukraine, following the annexation of Crimea by Russia last month.

An RAF Typhoon escorts a Russian Tupolev 95 over the North Atlantic Ocean
An RAF Typhoon escorts a Tupolev 95 over the Atlantic in 2007. Pic: MoD
Sky's Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall said foreign planes often fly close to UK airspace, with eight similar incidents reported in 2013.

"The RAF Typhoon is one of Britain's quick reaction aircraft and would have gone up, made contact with the Russian planes and ensured they did not plan to fly into British airspace," he said.

"These sorts of events happen quite regularly and that maybe surprising for some people.

"It's all about testing defences and seeing exactly what your 'enemy' is capable of."

The two Russian planes were escorted by the Typhoon, as well as military aircraft from the Netherlands and Denmark, until they flew off towards Scandinavia.

Also known as 'Bears', the aircraft - turboprop-powered bombers which also conduct airborne surveillance - have been used for more than 50 years.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "The Russian military aircraft remained in international airspace at all times and they are perfectly entitled to do so.

"Russian military flights have never entered UK sovereign airspace without authorisation."
Slash

United States

#1124250 Apr 23, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>ghetto dem and his baby daddy jokes...

more than likely dem/slash never met his father...if he did it was via phone, looking through plate glass....once a month...
Daddy explain to you how he should have shot the load with you in it in your moms mouth?
I'm sure if he could do it all over again he would have pulled you out of your mothers rectum with a clothes hanger and beat your tiny lifeless body to death on a curb.
;-)
Slash

United States

#1124252 Apr 23, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
<quoted text>¨New Records¨ fresh out of the printer! LOL! Priceless!

Anyway, I'm sure they did -- no doubt to make sure they were ¨targeted¨ to receive every legal AND not so legal tax penny possible.
You sound confused, dumb cop.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1124253 Apr 23, 2014
Who wants to tell these folks about Greenhouse gases...

Report is dated 1995....

34 percent of heating on reservations is accomplished by burning wood...

number one....heating source

Bureau of the Census.(1995).'Statistical Brief: Housing of American Indians on Reservations--Equipment and Fuels'. US Dept of Commerce: USA, SB-95/22.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1124255 Apr 23, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the half without all the common sense.
the other half is Miami Indian. common sense learned from watching the white man trash our country.
so now we're just waiting for all of you to kill each other in the upcoming white man's civil war.
Apart from being a bigot and racist you're now another Liz Warren?

White man's civil war? The left would be begging brown gang bangers to come to their rescue within 48 hours.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1124257 Apr 23, 2014
Who wants to tell these folks about Greenhouse gases...

Report is dated 1995....

82 percent of heating on the Hoopa Valley reservation in California is accomplished by burning wood...

Bureau of the Census.(1995).'Statistical Brief: Housing of American Indians on Reservations--Equipment and Fuels'. US Dept of Commerce: USA, SB-95/22.
Slash

United States

#1124258 Apr 23, 2014
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>I don't recall any Occupy Wall Street citizen-participants carrying guns, threatening violence on police and government Treasury agents, or using their women for human shields from bullets and bombs.
Cops would have slaughtered them.
Dumb cops, for some reason, think they are 1%ers.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1124260 Apr 23, 2014
White House Debates ‘Game Changer’ Weapon for Syria
Michael Crowley @CrowleyTIME April 21, 2014
White House officials are weighing whether to send surface-to-air missiles to opposition factions at the risk of a possible terrorist "nightmare"
A former CIA director has called them “our worst nightmare.” A 2005 study found that just one could blow a $15 billion hole in the world economy. And the Obama Administration is thinking about sending them to Syria.
They are shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles, capable of knocking helicopters and low-flying planes out of the sky. Syria’s rebels and their Arab government backers insist those weapons could decisively reverse the momentum in Syria’s three-year civil war, which may recently have shifted in favor of Bashar Assad’s regime.
“The introduction of manpads could be a game changer in Syria, like it was in Afghanistan in the 1980s with Stinger missiles,” an Arab official tells TIME, adding that he believes the Obama Administration has begun discussing the idea more seriously. Other sources say the issue is being debated at the White House but that strong doubts remain about the wisdom of providing missiles to the rebels.
The issue is newly relevant amid recent reports that Syrian fighters are now using U.S.-made antitank weapons against Assad’s forces. Experts say it’s unlikely those weapons could have wound up in Syria without U.S. approval. Nor are they likely to shift the military balance in the conflict.
Antiaircraft missiles might. For a President unwilling to intervene directly in a conflict that has claimed upwards of 100,000 lives, they might seem an easy and inexpensive way to force out Assad. The Syrian dictator has employed his air supremacy to bomb rebel outposts, resupply isolated forces and force civilians to evacuate pro-rebel areas through terrorizing bombardments.
But supplying the lightweight missiles would involve huge risk. Senior Administration officials worry that the weapons — known technically as man-portable air-defense systems, or manpads — could fall into the hands of terrorists intent on shooting down a civilian airliner. Syria’s rebel forces are now dominated by radical Islamists, some of whom recently overran headquarters used by a moderate faction and looted weapons stored there.
Even hardened national-security officials blanch at the thought of al-Qaeda with manpads. It was former CIA director David Petraeus who called that scenario a “nightmare” in January. A 2005 Rand Corp. study found that the shooting down of a civilian airliner might temporarily freeze air travel worldwide and produce total economic losses of more than $15 billion. That’s why, in the chaos following the 2011 fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the U.S. State Department frantically hunted down loose manpads from his arsenal, while Petraeus’ CIA reportedly conducted a parallel effort.
Even so, some influential voices in Washington think the risk is worth taking. In a recent interview with TIME, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain singled out the Assad regime’s use of “barrel bombs,” crude explosive devices pushed out of helicopters whose primary function seems to be killing civilians.“I want to shoot them down,” McCain said.“To stop these atrocities, I’m willing to take the risk of a manpad … falling into the wrong hands, because we’ve got to stop it.”
Experts also say the effectiveness of manpads would depend on whether the U.S. provided advanced models, how well rebels using them were trained and the larger ability of fractious rebel forces to take coordinated advantage of their new battlefield asset.
Even McCain seems to acknowledge that manpads would have a primarily humanitarian use, as a defense against helicopter-borne barrel bombs. And for now at least, that’s not reason enough for Obama to risk a $15 billion nightmare.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1124263 Apr 23, 2014
Damn...those Russian jets are getting bolder and bolder. Buzzing Scotland and turned away by the RAF.

Putin keeps grabbing Obama's beer, taking a swig and handing it back. Whatcha gonna do, Barry?

Yeah, we know. Nothing. Punk.

Oh, by the way, your auntie passed away. What...you knew? But you golfed anyway?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1124264 Apr 23, 2014
flack wrote:
Forbes Thought Of The Day
“ People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to because otherwise their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish but it’s understandable.”
— Mick Jagger
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
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1124266 Apr 23, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>
Those folks sure hate Obama__don't they???
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)
Mrs Robinson

Palm Coast, FL

#1124267 Apr 23, 2014
Slash wrote:
<quoted text>
Daddy explain to you how he should have shot the load with you in it in your moms mouth?
I'm sure if he could do it all over again he would have pulled you out of your mothers rectum with a clothes hanger and beat your tiny lifeless body to death on a curb.
;-)
childish filth of a lunatic liberal maniac, even though a mind like yours worships my son-in-law's ineptness

Since: May 11

Gardners, PA

#1124268 Apr 23, 2014
puffpuffpass wrote:
<quoted text>
What hotter years dude? You must be high.
13 of the hottest 14 years have been in this century.

http://www.weather.com/news/science/environme...

“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.

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