Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509157 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

#1139470 May 21, 2014
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
George W. Bush

Something libtards will never understand.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1139471 May 21, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's start with YOUR wallet Homey!!!!
(and don't give me any lip about that nasty rot stuff you babble insanely about, they's enough LIES, twists and distortions these days..w/out you adding more of the same to it!)
You need to get that butt out there on the campaign trail and support Grimes and get rid of that old grumpy senile goat McConnell.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1139472 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush
Uh he was right. We now have a clown as president and the world is headed towards tragedy.
it's because of Bush the world wants us to stay home.

funny how a lack of arrogance nutjob equates to weakness. and considering the total failure of that arrogance, are you nutjobs ever going to learn from your mistakes?
NuculurNUTsurpri Zed

Palm Coast, FL

#1139473 May 21, 2014
Waxturds Everywhere wrote:
Here I am parading as another one of my favorite socks, "Waxturds Everywhere", although most of you really know me as the boring, rejected woman, "Not Surprized". Well my wonderful topix family, it's time for another time out and some much needed quality time spent in my hydrotherapy bath, the tranquilizing "chair" and some gyroscope therapy treatment. I think I've overdone it today with the many judgits and all of my sockpuppets. I got overly excited and need to take a breather. These depends are pretty shot too!!
Carry on the marathon judgit tourney without me till I return! As usual I will share a couple of my secrets with my topix friends:
As I have revealed, if you want to get an edge in the judgit race, doubling up on the industrial strength depends are a must. And constipating foods are a big help!! I recommend cheese and lots of it!! Multiple IP adresses are a must as well!!!!
Later boys!
PHONE NUMBERS PLEASE, BOYS!!!
Not Surprized! LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139474 May 21, 2014
Global Temperature Update: No global warming at all for 17 years 9 months
'212 months without global warming represents more than half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979'

By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotMay 4, 2014 7:11 AM with 36 comments
Special to Climate Depot
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley,
According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for April 2014 is just in, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 months since August 1996 is zero. The 212 months without global warming represents more than half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979. No one now in high school has lived through global warming.
The long Pause may well come to an end by this winter, when an el Niño event is expected in the equatorial eastern Pacific, causing global temperature to rise quite sharply. The el Niños of 1998, 2007, and 2010 are visible in the graph. El Niños occur about every three or four years, though no one is entirely sure what triggers them. They cause a temporary spike in temperature, often followed by a sharp drop during the la Niña phase, as can be seen in 1999, 2008, and 2011-2012, where there was a “double-dip” la Niña.
The ratio of el Niños to la Niñas tends to fall during the 30-year negative or cooling phases of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the latest of which began in late 2001. So, though the Pause may pause for a few months at the turn of the year, it may well resume late in 2015.
Either way, it is ever clearer that global warming has not been happening at anything like the rate predicted by the climate models, and is not at all likely to occur even at the much-reduced rate now predicted. There could be as little as 1 Cº global warming this century, not the 3-4 Cº predicted by the IPCC.
Key facts about global temperature:
The RSS satellite dataset shows no global warming at all for 213 months from August 1996 to April 2014. That is more than half the entire 423-month satellite record.
The fastest centennial warming rate was in Central England from 1663-1762, at 0.9 Cº per century – before the industrial revolution began. It cannot have been our fault.
The global warming trend since 1900 is equivalent to 0.8 Cº per century. This is well within natural variability and may not have much to do with us.
The fastest warming trend lasting ten years or more occurred over the 40 years from 1694-1733 in Central England. It was equivalent to 4.3 Cº per century.
Since 1950, when a human influence on global temperature first became theoretically possible, the global warming trend is equivalent to 1.2 Cº per century.
The fastest warming rate lasting ten years or more since 1950 occurred over the 33 years from 1974 to 2006. It was equivalent to 2.0 Cº per century.
In 1990, the IPCC’s mid-range prediction of the near-term warming trend was equivalent to 3.5 Cº per century.
The global warming trend since 1990, when the IPCC wrote its first report, is equivalent to 1.4 Cº per century – two-fifths of what the IPCC had then predicted.
In 2013 the IPCC’s new mid-range prediction of the near-term warming trend was for warming at a rate equivalent to 1.7 Cº per century – just half its 1990 prediction.
Though the IPCC has cut its near-term warming prediction, it has not cut its centennial warming prediction of 3.7 Cº warming to 2100 on business as usual.
The IPCC’s prediction of 3.7 Cº warming by 2100 is more than twice the greatest rate of warming lasting more than ten years that has been measured since 1950.
The IPCC’s 3.7 Cº-by-2100 prediction is more than three times the observed real-world warming trend since we might in theory have begun influencing it in 1950.
Since 1 January 2001, the dawn of the new millennium, the warming trend on the dataset of five major datasets is zero – 0.0 Cº per century. No warming for 13 years 3 months.
Recent extreme weather cannot be blamed on global warming, because there has not been any global warming. It is as simple as that.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139476 May 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Once again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday say last month's average temperature was 58.1 degrees Fahrenheit (14.5 degrees Celsius). That was 1.39 degrees F (0.77 C) warmer than the average last century.
The last time the globe's monthly temperature was cooler than normal was February 1985.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/20/apri...
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Technical note:
Our latest topical graph shows the RSS dataset for the 212 months August 1996 to April 2014 – more than half the 423-months satellite record.
Terrestrial temperatures are measured by thermometers. Thermometers correctly sited in rural areas away from manmade heat sources show warming rates appreciably below those that are published. The satellite datasets are based on measurements made by the most accurate thermometers available – platinum resistance thermometers, which not only measure temperature at various altitudes above the Earth’s surface via microwave sounding units but also constantly calibrate themselves by measuring via spaceward mirrors the known temperature of the cosmic background radiation, which is 1% of the freezing point of water, or just 2.73 degrees above absolute zero. It was by measuring minuscule variations in the cosmic background radiation that the NASA anisotropy probe determined the age of the Universe: 13.82 billion years.
The graph is accurate. The data are lifted monthly straight from the RSS website. A computer algorithm reads them down from the text file, takes their mean and plots them automatically using an advanced routine that automatically adjusts the aspect ratio of the data window at both axes so as to show the data at maximum scale, for clarity.
The latest monthly data point is visually inspected to ensure that it has been correctly positioned. The light blue trend line plotted across the dark blue spline-curve that shows the actual data is determined by the method of least-squares linear regression, which calculates the y-intercept and slope of the line via two well-established and functionally identical equations that are compared with one another to ensure no discrepancy between them. The IPCC and most other agencies use linear regression to determine global temperature trends. Interestingly, Professor Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia recommends it in one of the Climategate emails.
Dr Stephen Farish, Professor of Epidemiological Statistics at the University of Melbourne, kindly verified the reliability of the algorithm that determines the trend on the graph and the correlation coefficient, which is very low because the data are highly variable and the trend is flat.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7ScXmwsVmh...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1139477 May 21, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, I look forward each morning and during the day to DuPont putting the righties in their place, no one does it better.
Why thank you.
I took a few days off last week to attend my son's graduation from CUA in Washington DC. I don't mind saying that my eyes got a bit misty when he received his diploma. My boy is all grown up and on his own. We checked out his new digs in Silver Springs that he's sharing with a few friends.
Now it's time to play catch up.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139478 May 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
it's because of Bush the world wants us to stay home.
funny how a lack of arrogance nutjob equates to weakness. and considering the total failure of that arrogance, are you nutjobs ever going to learn from your mistakes?
You really are a loon.
Chinese flee Vietnam as tensions, unrest grow
Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY 9:15 a.m. EDT May 18, 2014
vietnam

BEIJING — Five ships will join in the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Vietnam after more than 3,000 fled the nation following deadly anti-China riots there last week over a Chinese oil rig deployed in nearby contested waters.
Police and security officers in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and in southern Ho Chi Minh City halted anti-China protests Sunday, unlike the previous weekend when similar protests were permitted. Authorities in one-party Vietnam rarely allow public demonstrations, but nationalist, China-related protests sometimes prove an exception.
The crackdown Sunday, enforced by thousands of police and security officers, suggests Hanoi wants to avoid further antagonizing its far larger neighbor, despite the official and widespread public anger in Vietnam over recent Chinese moves in the South China Sea, which U.S. officials have also described as "provocative."
Two Chinese workers were killed midweek, and more than 100 injured as mobs targeted Chinese factories and Taiwanese factories employing Chinese workers. In a bid to reassure nervous foreign investors, top Vietnamese security official Lt. Gen. Hoang Kong Tu vowed Saturday to ensure the safety of all foreign citizens and investments in the country, including from China. Over 1,000 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks, which authorities have blamed on extremists.
China has increased its security warning for Chinese tourists in Vietnam, and is now telling citizens not to travel to the country, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement released Sunday. China will also suspend some bilateral exchange plans with Vietnam in response to the violence, Hong said.
While China and Vietnam are both one-party, nominally socialist states, tensions have long troubled their relationship. Vietnamese remain highly suspicious of their giant neighbor, with whom they fought a border war in 1979. An earlier clash, in 1974, gave China de facto control of the Paracel Islands, where China towed a mobile, deep-sea oil drilling rig on May 1.
That move sparked the latest troubles and highlighted Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to its territorial claims that cover almost the entire South China Sea, one of the world's busiest waterways that is potentially rich in oil and gas. China now has several maritime disputes simmering with countries nervous about Beijing's growing economic and military power.
Vietnam says 80 Chinese ships are protecting the oil rig, deployed some 120 miles from Vietnam's coast and therefore well within Vietnam's 200-mile exclusive economic zone, as defined by the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Both sides have accused the other of "provocations" as boats have collided, and Chinese ships have used water cannons, according to Vietnamese media footage.
"As long as the oil rig is not withdrawn from Vietnam's continental shelf, the Vietnamese people will continue to demonstrate, and their emotions will continue to be angry and sensitive," Le Dang Doanh, a Vietnamese economist and former government adviser in Hanoi, said Friday. "Vietnamese people want to keep peace, but it would be a miscalculation to take that as weakness."
The U.S. government usually takes no stand on the region's various sovereignty disputes, but Vice President Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials told a top Chinese general visiting the USA last week that Beijing's behavior in the maritime disputes was "dangerous and provocative" and must stop, a senior U.S. official told the Reuters news agency Thursday.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1139480 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush
Uh he was right. We now have a clown as president and the world is headed towards tragedy.
This is your brain on crack!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139481 May 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
it's because of Bush the world wants us to stay home.
funny how a lack of arrogance nutjob equates to weakness. and considering the total failure of that arrogance, are you nutjobs ever going to learn from your mistakes?

China 'uses channels' to warn North Korea against nuclear test: sources
BY MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN
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(Reuters)- China has used diplomatic channels to warn North Korea against conducting a fourth nuclear test, multiple China-based diplomatic sources told Reuters, after the reclusive state renewed its threat of "counter-measures" against perceived U.S. hostility.

North Korea, which regularly threatens the South and the United States with destruction, is already under heavy sanctions imposed by several U.N. resolutions beginning in 2006 but has defied pressure to abandon its missile and nuclear programs.

It last conducted a nuclear test in February 2013.

"China has told North Korea that there is no justification for a new nuclear test and that they should not do it," said a Western diplomat who was briefed by Chinese officials.

The sources said China had used diplomatic channels in Beijing and Pyongyang to convey its anxiety about the possibility of a fourth test to the North.

China is North Korea's most important diplomatic and economic ally, though three nuclear tests and several rounds of sabre rattling have tested Beijing's support.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1139482 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Global Temperature Update: No global warming at all for 17 years 9 months
'212 months without global warming represents more than half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979'
By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotMay 4, 2014 7:11 AM with 36 comments
Special to Climate Depot
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley,
those nutjobs aren't scientists. not even close. they're just nutjobs who are getting paid to be nutjobs.

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1139483 May 21, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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That's just another of the many lies you've been told to believe by the propagandists.
Out of approximately 330 million people, the wealthiest 1% is a very small number in comparison. That number includes Hollywood and liberals.
Out of the top 10 wealthiest in Congress, more are Democrats than Republicans.
Democrats receive more contributions from the wealthy than Republicans.
There's always going to be a certain amount of greed in a capitalistic society. But there's much more giving back too through charities and job creation.
And greed is not a partisan issue.
So don't confuse a free market with equal opportunities in a thriving economy which lifts all boats to greed. Big government, higher taxes and redistribution is another kind of greed - power and control by the powerful kind of greed.
Which is better? Lifting up the majority on the bottom with equal opportunities? Or bringing down the few at the top by leveling the playing field? The former is economic capitalism. The latter is economic communism.
You're a one dimensional thinker in a three dimensional world Carol. It's not the wealthy Democrats who voted against raising the minimum wage now was it? Democrats, even the wealthy ones were alright with allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire while keeping them for the middle class.
Wealth by itself doesn't make one either bad or good; it's what you do to maintain and increase it and what you do with it.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1139484 May 21, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Why thank you.
I took a few days off last week to attend my son's graduation from CUA in Washington DC. I don't mind saying that my eyes got a bit misty when he received his diploma. My boy is all grown up and on his own. We checked out his new digs in Silver Springs that he's sharing with a few friends.
Now it's time to play catch up.
Congratulations to you your family and son, you have ever right to be proud. I like that area of Maryland. My first wife whom I met while stationed at Fort Meade is from there.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1139485 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You really are a loon.
.....overseas, more than 70 percent of people polled say Bush makes his decisions with no regard for Europe's interests. And large majorities said he understands the continent less than other presidents.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story...

if you see the world only through American's eyes....you're getting it wrong.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139486 May 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
it's because of Bush the world wants us to stay home.
funny how a lack of arrogance nutjob equates to weakness. and considering the total failure of that arrogance, are you nutjobs ever going to learn from your mistakes?
Something you libtards need to learn. Nature hates a vacuum.

China and Russia ink $400 billion gas deal

China and Russia signed off on a huge gas deal worth as much as $400 billion over 30 years. The deal has been in talks for about a decade, but experts see the timing of the final agreement as a move by Russia to avoid sanctions from the West. VPC

Calum MacLeod and Anna Arutunyan , USA TODAY 8:50 a.m. EDT May 21, 2014
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BEIJING — China and Russia signed off on a huge gas deal worth as much as $400 billion Wednesday that heralds a pivot east for Russian business amid ongoing tensions with the West over Ukraine, though few details of the deal were made public.

The 30-year gas-export contract, seen as a move by Russian President Vladimir Putin to aggressively shift the country's commercial interests east amid mounting sanctions from the United States and Europe, was signed as the Russian leader has enjoyed a warm welcome in China, where the two countries have inked a raft of agreements during his ongoing, two-day visit.

The price China is paying for Russia's gas was not disclosed but the value of the agreement is thought to be somewhere near $400 billion. The deal, which will see Gazprom gas flow to China from a pipeline in Siberia, was confirmed by China's state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation.

The eleventh-hour deal represents "good news for both countries," said Shi Yinhong, an international relations expert at People's University of China, in Beijing. "The political requirements on both sides are so powerful they can overcome the concerns on price," he said. "This is a political action by both sides."

Talks for the deal had been going on for more than a decade and will see Russia export up to 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year, for 30 years, starting in 2018. The export agreement is significant because it will permit Russia to diversify the market for its gas away from Europe, which has threatened sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

China's neutrality over Ukraine has begun "tilting" toward Russia, said Shi, but this deal will not fundamentally change a relationship he called "a convenient coalition, not an alliance." The agreement is an example of "selective cooperation, due to the situation in Eastern Europe, the Western Pacific and East Asia at this period," but on some issues their concerns remain incompatible, he said.

"It's a demonstration of the fact that Russia always has and always will have other options to develop relations elsewhere. The threat of isolation coming from the West will not be complete," said Sergei Utkin, political expert at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1139487 May 21, 2014
April 2014 tied with the same month in 2010 for the distinction of being the warmest April on record globally, with an average global temperature 1.39 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday. The month also extended the unbroken string of months with global average temperatures at or above the 20th century average to 350 straight months, or more than 29 years. This was the 38th straight April that had a global temperature at or above the 20th century average as wel

http://mashable.com/2014/05/20/earth-warmest-...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1139490 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush
Uh he was right. We now have a clown as president and the world is headed towards tragedy.
Sure flake, old Georgie really kept us safe, huh? Yep, nothing ever happened on old Georgie's shift..How many dead because of his lies? That idiot ruined every thing that he touched, so the real clowns are the ones that still at this late date are unwilling to see just what an inept bungling President with a vice President to match that we had. You are an idiot.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1139492 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
George W. Bush
Something libtards will never understand.
Over 800, 000 a month were losing their jobs when that moron left office..That's a strange world you reside in little man. It's gotta be lonely in that small vacuum.
PDUPONTFLAG

Palm Coast, FL

#1139494 May 21, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Congratulations to you your family and son, you have ever right to be proud. I like that area of Maryland. My first wife whom I met while stationed at Fort Meade is from there.
What was his name? I think I might have met him there, too.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139495 May 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
those nutjobs aren't scientists. not even close. they're just nutjobs who are getting paid to be nutjobs.
btw...got something for you to sign.....
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I'm not a Christian moran! Satellites don't lie doofus.

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