Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1580759 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

#1136783 May 15, 2014
( Phys.org )—A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the urban heat island effect and increasing cooling demands.
"We found that waste heat from air conditioning systems was maximum during the day but the mean effect was negligible near the surface. However, during the night, heat emitted from air conditioning systems increased the mean air temperature by more than 1 degree Celsius (almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit) for some urban locations," said Francisco Salamanca, a post-doctoral research scientist at Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.
The research is presented in the paper, "Anthropogenic Heating of the Urban Environment due to Air Conditioning," published in the March 6 issue of Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres.
Salamanca, the lead author of the paper, is joined by Matei Georgescu, an assistant professor in ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and a senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability; Alex Mahalov, The Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at ASU; Mohamed Moustaoui, an associate professor in ASU's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; and Meng Wang, a graduate student also in ASU's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. All five authors are affiliated with ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Global Institute of Sustainability.
The paper focuses on the anthropogenic contribution of air conditioning systems on air temperature, and examines the electricity consumption for the rapidly expanding Phoenix metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolitan area in the US. Phoenix is located within the semiarid Sonoran desert and because of its harsh summertime conditions makes considerable use of air conditioning systems.
To keep people cool, air conditioning (AC) systems can consume more than 50 percent of total electricity during extreme heat and put a strain on electrical grids. Cooling demands for rapidly expanding urban areas like Phoenix are likely to increase considerably during the next several decades. To address future energy needs in a sustainable manner, the researchers determined it was essential to study current AC demand and assess AC waste heat.
For this investigation, researchers used a physics based modeling system to evaluate the impact of heat emission from air conditioning systems on air temperature. This physically based dynamic approach has the advantage of taking into account both urban scenarios, such as the size and shapes of buildings, and climatic factors, such as temperature and wind speed, when the energy consumption is calculated. This approach is necessary given the inherent feedbacks associated with AC systems. For example, hot summer nights will lead to increased air conditioning demand, which in turn will output additional waste heat into the environment, leading to further increase in AC demand, resulting in a positive feedback loop.
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Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1136784 May 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
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Carol, Waxman is dissing you again. Any response?
Grey Ghost just made his 100th post with his new sock. That is the biggest achievement this Obama boy has done in a month.

He loves the Food Stamp McJobs president!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1136785 May 15, 2014
he authors simulated a 10-day period, covering ten extreme heat days from July 10 to 19 of 2009. They used the non-hydrostatic version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model coupled to the Noah land surface model to analyze the contribution of AC systems on air temperature. To evaluate the ability of WRF to reproduce the near-surface climatology, eleven weather stations maintained by the National Weather Service and the Arizona Meteorological Network were used.
This research shows that release of waste heat raises the outdoor temperature and as a result increases the electricity consumption needed for cooling. The analysis of this feedback required using a building energy model and an atmospheric model that were dynamically coupled. The atmospheric model supplied the building energy model with the outdoor air temperature, outdoor air humidity and the boundary conditions for the temperature calculation for building walls and roofs. The building energy model then provided the atmospheric model with the heat fluxes associated with the energy consumption of AC systems within the buildings.
They found that the effect of the AC systems was more important during the night due to the limited depth of the urban boundary layer. The effect is stronger from late afternoon to early morning. A smaller quantity of excess AC systems heat ejected during the night can increase the air temperature more compared to a greater quantity released during the daytime when the hot sun is beating down.
"Our work demonstrates one Celsius degree (almost 2 F) local heating of urban atmospheres in hot and dry cities due to air conditioning use at nighttime. This increase in outside air temperature in turn results in additional demands for air conditioning," Salamanca said. "Sustainable development and optimization of electricity consumption in cities would require turning 'wasted heat' from AC into 'useful energy' which can be utilized inside houses for various purposes including, for example, water heaters. Implementing this mitigation strategy would achieve several objectives: successfully reducing the urban heat island temperature by one-Celsius degree at night, reducing AC electricity consumption on a city scale and providing a real example of urban climate mitigation."
With regard to economic impacts, it is estimated for the Phoenix metropolitan area that successfully reducing the urban heat island temperature with this strategy would result in at least 1200-1300 MWh of direct energy savings per day alone.
According to the US Department of Energy, summertime extreme-heat days are projected to become more frequent and intense as a result of climate change, presenting significant challenges for the energy sector and electric grid. Reliable methods are needed for forecasting energy demands that can help to inform and assist in the future planning of sustainable energy needs of rapidly growing urban areas.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1136786 May 15, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Dave, Obama has been POTUS for five and half years and you keep pretending-when it is convenient--that he isn't.
Also the Congress is in charge of the budget. The Dems have been in control of the Senate for 7 1/2 years--maybe you should ask them why this wasn't a concern.
The Secretary in charge of the VA disagrees with you. He states he is appalled that some may have died waiting care.
No one has ever made the claim that wars do not create Vets--Dave. The argument is that this is the first time VA employees cooked the books to meet their quotas.
VA health care has been a disaster for at least 50 years, ask any WWII Vet. It never mattered to right wing whiners until they smelled a chance to pin it on Obama. Now you immoral opportunists are using our injured military for political posturing. Disgusting.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1136787 May 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry grampa, the draft ended long before my time you delusional commie boy.
So what have you done today that is useful?
Made dozens of posts on Topix with your VPN?
bawaaahhhh!
Soo you are an admitted coward. I will say again I only post as GHOST. you paranoid freak of a man.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1136788 May 15, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Wow. ThIs right whiner is now claiming Republicans are not passing laws to limit the availability of abortions.
Just how stupid can you get.
State or federal? I would be against anything coming from the federal government.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1136789 May 15, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He didn't 'claim' anything moran! He asked a question.

So why did he post it?

Did he not know that there was a USSC decision under that name? Did he think it has been overturned?

What?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1136790 May 15, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>That is total bs.
Gingrich: The VA's real problem
By Newt Gingrich and Ali Meshkin
updated 10:32 PM EDT, Wed May 14, 2014
The VA workforce is larger than the Marine Corps. More than 314,000 work full time for the VA compared to 202,000 in the Marine Corps (potentially shrinking to 150,000--at which point there would be half as many Marines as VA bureaucrats).
The VA treats some six million veterans a year at more than 1,400 different sites including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc. In 2013 there were nearly nine million veterans enrolled -- or better than one out of every three veterans in the United States.
Just the size of the VA training system is enormous. According to the VA, it helps train 90,000 health professionals every year in its medical centers. Over 50 percent of all American physicians have had some training in the VA system.
The scale of VA bureaucracy has grown dramatically. Between 2006 and 2013, the number of full-time employees jumped more than 40 percent, from 220,000 to 314,000. Yet with 94,000 additional government employees, the system has not been able to match the private sector's standard of care.
Consider the issue of waiting times for treatments. The national average waiting time in an emergency room is 26 minutes. At VA facilities, veterans wait twice that time on average and that understates the problem in especially mismanaged sites.
How do you compare the national waiting times in ER's to those in VA clinics when the VA appointments are made by phone or online with miles away and sometimes states away hospitals and clinics.

Many VA hospital hospitals don't even have emergency rooms__veterans are told to seek emergency treatment at the nearest hospital and tell admissions that they're vets.

Fun with numbers by Newt Gingriich__who the f is Ari Meshkin???
Ms Praskins

Palm Coast, FL

#1136791 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
We all knew that was your brand of stupid Waxturd. Retard. Then cry the loudest when busted..What a freak show you are.
Who is Waxturd? It is totally unnecessary to use the term "retard", unless you, in fact, are one. Are you really as mentally deficient as you appear?

“Stop child soldiers ”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1136792 May 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
VA health care has been a disaster for at least 50 years, ask any WWII Vet. It never mattered to right wing whiners until they smelled a chance to pin it on Obama. Now you immoral opportunists are using our injured military for political posturing. Disgusting.
What is immoral is your attempts to justify hidden waiting lists that may have cost some vets their lives.

It was WRONG!
Patricangelily

Palm Coast, FL

#1136793 May 15, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans cut back Medicaid for the poor and try to restrict voting.
So much for moral compass malarkey.
-Angela
Democrats support Obama's Lie of the Year. So much for your moral compass malarkey.- Angela.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1136794 May 15, 2014
Ms Praskins wrote:
<quoted text> Who is Waxturd? It is totally unnecessary to use the term "retard", unless you, in fact, are one. Are you really as mentally deficient as you appear?

I can smell you all the way here. Phony cry baby.
Patricangelily

Palm Coast, FL

#1136795 May 15, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep us posted; maybe it's 30 people!
lily gives the final number of people actually enrolled in ObamaSCARE.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1136796 May 15, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
If your post above wasn't so overtly shameless, you may have been able to claim the high road.
Dementia is a sad disease. The witless, juvenile attempt at humor makes it obvious Ghost is reverting back - WAY back - into childhood. Soon he'll be throwing his feces at the monitor.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1136797 May 15, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Dave, Obama has been POTUS for five and half years and you keep pretending-when it is convenient--that he isn't.
Also the Congress is in charge of the budget. The Dems have been in control of the Senate for 7 1/2 years--maybe you should ask them why this wasn't a concern.
The Secretary in charge of the VA disagrees with you. He states he is appalled that some may have died waiting care.
No one has ever made the claim that wars do not create Vets--Dave. The argument is that this is the first time VA employees cooked the books to meet their quotas.
You claimed that Iraq & Afghanistan wars were not relevant.
Back walking that one already??
Lying about wait times did not make those wanting appointments to wait times longer.
Still Blaming Democrats for not fixing Bush's problems. Republicans controlled the House through 2006 & then again starting 2011. Where are those clean bills calling to expand the VA hospital system? In the 11 years since the stsrt of the Iraq war, thats 7 years under Republican control.
All I heard from you whiners was cutting entitlements.
Obama has been pushing more money & ran in 2008 on more VA spending. A promise kept.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promi...
"Republicans blocked a bill earlier this year that The only message that can be taken away from today’s vote is that Senate Republicans think it is more important to deny President Obama a “win” than it is to help our nation’s veterans. The bill contained provisions that would restore the COLA for vets, and protect them from losing their benefits in the event of another government shutdown. It also would have authorized the construction of 27 new clinics and medical facilities, and it would have provided tuition assistance to post-9/11 vets."
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/27/senate...
27 new clinics & medical facilities!!!!! Republicans said " F*ck you vets" because politics were more important.
How many Veteran related bills have Republicans blocked under Obama? Bills fore increased benefits. Bills for jobs for returning vets.
But hey, you right whiners ignore the number of returning vets in need because of Bush's Iraq war. You keep ignoring how Republicans are on record for blocking vet bill after vet bill.
Maybe its just because you whiners have no respect for our Veterans.
Patricangelily

Palm Coast, FL

#1136798 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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All religions should be banned. Hell look what a lying goofball you are .
That includes Obamaism, so you can stand back up and return the kneepads to Monica.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1136799 May 15, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
What is immoral is your attempts to justify hidden waiting lists that may have cost some vets their lives.
It was WRONG!
Its been WRONG for 50 years, now you grave dancers want to use Vet misery to attack Obama. Sick.
Patricangelily

Palm Coast, FL

#1136800 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Soo you are an admitted coward. I will say again I only post as GHOST. you paranoid freak of a man.
You dropped Casper?(Or was it the other way around?) lol

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1136801 May 15, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
State or federal? I would be against anything coming from the federal government.
Both.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1136802 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I can smell you all the way here. Phony cry baby.
Smells a lot like Floriduh if you ask me.

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