Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1759501 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140214 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'No rest for investors: Dow plunges 520

August 10, 2011: 5:52 PM ET'

'the S&P 500 (SPX) fell 52 points, or 4.4%, to 1,121; and the Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 101 points, or 4.1%, to 2,381.'

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/10/markets/marke...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140215 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'No rest for investors: Dow plunges 520

August 10, 2011: 5:52 PM ET'

'...Shares of the Dow component plunged 11% on the day. BofA has fallen nearly 50% so far this year.'

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/10/markets/marke...
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140216 May 22, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
Obama's VA ¨investigation¨ will blame everything on Bush and Iraq.
With Afghanistan being Obama's ¨good¨ war, those injured and sick veterans won't be the problem.
Who will the left blame for the Vietnam vets under the VA's care?
Taking care of our objective of getting Osama Bin Laden, which republicans threw us into two wars with failure to obtain the objective. Now that was GOOD.
Republicans did destroy our integrity by breaking the laws of the Geneva Convention that had been established. Obama did it without degrading us with the archaic torture chambers of the republicans.
Have you forgotten Libya? I(n out and obtained objective in less than a year and with not one American life lost in harms way.
Blame?? What in the world are you ranting about? I'm a Vietnam Vet and have no problems with the VA. Although that was not the case back when republicans ran things. Took years to get the VA to get their act together. Gates being a principle player in that scenario. Go back to foxy comic books. Your distorted facts are even worst than what they have been filling that noggin of yours. Try actually reading sources with distinguished credentials and knowledge.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140217 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'No rest for investors: Dow plunges 520

August 10, 2011: 5:52 PM ET'

'Ever since Standard & Poor's stripped the U.S. of its AAA credit rating on Friday,'

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/10/markets/marke...
The Undertaker

Palm Coast, FL

#1140218 May 22, 2014
Jean wrote:
Husband has used the VA ...NY and Fl for mire than 10 years even tho he had & has private insurance. Has gotten excellent ... State of the art care . Have no idea what and why the problems in AZ.
Think the problems of bad management at a particular hospital are exascerbated by a patient population... Many with no concerned families, mental and substance abuse problems,.. that cannot and do not advocate for themselves.
There are bad administrators in all organizations. With pushback they uually get replaced.
The VA is a great place for medical care. In fact their meical record keeping and the knowledge gined through that has chnged medical protocols around the world.
"There are bad administrators in all organizations." = Barack Hussein Obama is a perfect example, but that was to be expected, with no experience, qualifications or expertise in the administrative/business field.

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140219 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
What a bunch of bunk!! You are merely seeking to discredit what you fear to educate yourself to. Your fear to increase your intelligence is not mine nor those that seek enlightenment. Removing the myths and fables of hocus pocus dark secrets. You are restricted to a universe that is less than 7 thousands years old !!! Naive does not adequately describe you.
Being that you hold Nobel prize winners in high regard, some thoughts from Charles Townes on intelligent design.

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1140220 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Although I agree with your assessment of the war, I believe his point was the Obama administration was considering a plan that would cause vets to pay for their health care.
Wrong__retired vets already pay a nominal amount for Tri-Care and that amount was or will be increased slightly. Example: a retired Lt Col with 3 dependents will see a hike of approx $17.00 per month.

Of course the right wing fiction writers had a field day with the topics so teaturds such as yourself would have even more online ammo.
Patrick n Angela

Palm Coast, FL

#1140221 May 22, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
<quoted text>
Doubt if this will happen any time soon with Carol.
She drinks the kool aide
It could be worse; she could be drinking the Obama kool aide like we do.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1140222 May 22, 2014
“We thought it was special when we first saw the little blip in the data,” said study author and astronomer Elisa Quintana of the SETI Institute. The findings were published online Thursday in the journal Science.

To find Kepler-186f, Quintana and her colleagues sifted through the mounds of data gathered by the telescope as it scrutinized one patch of the sky continuously for four years, looking for signs of planets outside our solar system.

Because the telescope can’t see exoplanets directly, astronomers use a technique called the transit method to infer their presence. The light intensity from a star will normally read as continuous and flat, but if a planet passes between the telescope’s field of view and that star, it will block some light and show up as a dip in the data.

So Kepler-186f may be close to the Earth in size, but is it truly Earth’s twin? Most likely, no.

For one thing, the planet is colder than Earth. The amount of stellar energy it receives is only a third of the energy that the Earth gets from the Sun.

“This planet actually receives less warmth than Mars does,” said astronomer David Kipping at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who was not involved in the study.

Also, the transit method provides information about a planet’s size — but not about its mass.

“Because you don’t get the mass, you don’t know if it’s a big rock, or a small rock with a big, gaseous atmosphere,” Hansen said.

While a smaller radius does mean Kepler-186f has a higher probability of having a rocky rather than gaseous surface, scientists at this point can only speculate about its physical composition.

Tidal locking — when a planet orbits with the same side always facing its star — has not been ruled out for Kepler-186f. The absence of a day-night cycle wouldn’t rule out life entirely, but it would make for a world very different from ours.

“It would have one sunny side and the other would be permanently dark, meaning it wouldn’t have an Earth-like climate,” said atmospheric scientist James Kasting of Penn State University, also not a part of the Kepler team.

Quintana says that the planet is “more of an Earth cousin” than a twin — but experts seem to agree that further composition analysis of bodies like Kepler-186f is a necessary next step to find out what these Earth-like exoplanets are really like.

“Earth-like planets are very common — they’re actually all over the place,” said Kipping.“Now we just need to find the closest one.”

In 2017, NASA will launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which will use an array of wide-field cameras to identify nearby exoplanets for further mass, composition and atmospheric analysis. The James Webb Space Telescope. scheduled to be launched in 2018, will serve as the fine-toothed comb that measures the physical and chemical properties of those planets to assess the potential for life.

But some scientists argue that the transit method, which TESS will also use, has drawbacks. In some ways, it requires a happy accident to work — the planet has to be aligned edge-wise along the observer’s line of sight, passing between the observer and the star. A tighter orbit around the star or a larger planet-to-star size ratio can increase the probability of seeing the characteristic dip in light values.

But this leaves many exoplanets and star systems largely undetected. For instance, even Earth itself — given its distance from the Sun and comparatively small size — would likely not be easy to spot using the transit method from afar.

Kim is a freelance science journalist based in Philadelphia.
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140223 May 22, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The miserable index is running extra high this week for the the sold out liberal, since hope and change has turned out to be dud and a fraud you idiot..
You get what you voted for loser... Liberalism is dead November 2014..
It's the culture...
So speaketh the child of ignorance. Can this child research the definition of liberal? Comments so far from this one indicates lack of. It would surprise me if that simple task could be accomplished by this child.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140224 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'No rest for investors: Dow plunges 520

August 10, 2011: 5:52 PM ET

'So far this month, all three indexes are down more than 10% and are on track to post the worst losses since October 2008.'

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/10/markets/marke...

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140225 May 22, 2014
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
A discredited assertion..
"As reported by the Washington Post and others including Fox News, the Obama administration met with several veterans groups on March 16 and floated the idea of saving taxpayers $540 million by billing veterans’ private insurance companies for treatment of conditions connected to their military service, including war injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently bills these insurance companies for treatment of non-service-related conditions.
But as administration officials made clear at the time, there was no proposal to force veterans to pay for treatment for their own injuries, or to make them buy private insurance if they did not already have it. In fact, administration officials told FactCheck.org at the time that their proposal would have no financial impact on veterans at all.
"The idea … would result in no additional out-of-pocket costs to veterans even when their private insurance plans require deductibles before benefits are paid," one official told us in an exchange of e-mails." From fact check
I did say considering. It never floated.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140226 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009

By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

'U.S. stocks plunged, driving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to the biggest nine-day decline since the equity bull market began in March 2009,'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140227 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009

By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT

'All 10 groups in the S&P 500 slumped at least 1.8 percent, led by losses in energy, raw-material and industrial shares...'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140228 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009

By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT

'... Chevron Corp.(CVX), Alcoa Inc.(AA) and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.(FCX) dropped more than 4.7 percent '

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140229 May 22, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong__retired vets already pay a nominal amount for Tri-Care and that amount was or will be increased slightly. Example: a retired Lt Col with 3 dependents will see a hike of approx $17.00 per month.
Of course the right wing fiction writers had a field day with the topics so teaturds such as yourself would have even more online ammo.
Tri-care is different from the VA.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140230 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009

By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT

'The S&P 500 dropped 3.2 percent to 1,219.48 at 2:37 p.m. in New York.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140231 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Being that you hold Nobel prize winners in high regard, some thoughts from Charles Townes on intelligent design.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2...
Enjoyed that. There are several other physicist with contrary views as well. Have read from both sides of the issue and have come up with my take on it.
We are quantum entities of a consciousness that have been impregnated into an organic form. Here we assimilate experiences of the material world of condensated energy. Increasing conscious awareness on the ability to manipulate energy.
Consciousness senses and communicates within the various quantum conscious, a vague psychic comprehension manifest itself within the various quantum's of conscious. Resulting to a blurred vision of reality.
Religion being one of those blurred visions of communication. Observe how religions acknowledge kingdoms of various gods preempts within all existence.
Science is another blurred comprehension of eternal consciousness. Observe evolution of the ability to quantify experiences of consciousness. Similar to how the religions and their god's evolved. Both evoking a vision of a goal to embrace consciousness of eternity.
Now guess what the numbers are on those that hold unconditionally religion and those on science. You will be left with a decision. Can you make it???

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1140232 May 22, 2014
Tinka wrote:
Ok well GO OBAMA GO....
A little past a year DO WHAT YOU CAN !!!
Hi Tinka.
Will he?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1140233 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Being that you hold Nobel prize winners in high regard, some thoughts from Charles Townes on intelligent design.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2...
the anthropic principle is not a scientific theory but more a philosophical one. i'd suggest paul davie's for good read on that one, "the goldilocks enigma."

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