Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1782275 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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paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1172542 Jul 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the Palestinians are the dregs of the Arab world and have been used repeatedly as cannon fodder by other Arabs who fear that these sleazy bastards will undermine other Arab governments....
so lily may well be correct, for once in her life.....
Palestinians are the bottom of the Arab barrel. They were run out of Jordan, Syria, and Egypt in their hope the Pals would run the Israelis off. It finally dawned on them that neither they, not the Palestinians were a match to the Israelis, and so I agree with you that they are hoping Israel just gets rid of them and buries the bones somewhere in the Sinai.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1172543 Jul 24, 2014
flack wrote:
Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?
Jul 21, 2014 by Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
Sun
The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA
The sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet. A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum-the time in the sun's 11-year cycle when it is the most active.
But now, there is hardly a sunspot in sight. In an image taken Friday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, there is a tiny smidgen of brown just right of center where a small sunspot appears to be developing. But just one day before, there was nothing. It was a totally spotless day.
So what's going on here? Is the "All Quiet Event" as solar physicist Tony Phillips dubbed it, a big deal, or not?
"It is weird, but it's not super weird," said Phillips, who writes about solar activity on his web site SpaceWeather.com . "To have a spotless day during solar maximum is odd, but then again, this solar maximum we are in has been very wimpy."
Phillips notes that this is the weakest solar maximum to have been observed in the space age, and it is shaking out to be the weakest one in the past 100 years, so the spotless day was not so totally out of left field.
"It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."
Sunspots are interesting to solar observers because they are the region of the sun where solar activity such as solar flares (giant flashes of light) and coronal mass ejections (when material from the sun goes shooting off into space) originate.
They are caused by highly concentrated magnetic fields that are slightly cooler than the surrounding surface of the sun, which is why they appear dark to us. Those intense magnetic fields can get twisted up and tangled, which causes a lot of energy to build up. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections occur when that energy is released in a very explosive way.
Alex Young, a heliophysicist at Goddard Space Flight Center, said it is hard to say what is and isn't unusual when it comes to the sun.
"We've only been observing the sun in lots of detail in the last 50 years," he said. "That's not that long considering it's been around for 4.5 billion years."
And it's not like astronomers have never seen the sun this quiet before. Three years ago, on Aug. 14, 2011 it was completely free of sunspots. And, as Phillips points out, that year turned out to have relatively high solar activity overall with several X-class flares. So in that case, the spotless sun was just a "temporary intermission," as he writes on his web site.
Whether this quiet period will be similarly short-lived or if it will last longer remains to be seen.
"You just can't predict the sun," Phillips said.
OMG....OMG....OMG....

climate change is affecting the sun....

blame Bush and Big Oil.....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1172544 Jul 24, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Simon Wiesenthal Center Reaction to Swastikas Painted at University of Oregon
Simon Wiesenthal Center Reaction to Swastikas Painted at University of Oregon
July 16, 2014
The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns the painting of 11 swastikas today onto mailboxes near a Jewish fraternity at the University of Oregon. The Center's Campus Outreach department under the direction of Aron Hier calls upon Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and University of Oregon President Gottfredson to condemn and fully investigate this egregious hate crime. "Jewish students and others in the campus community have a right to feel safe and not be threatened by perpetrators of hate and intolerance,"
Let me give you a education. Not a week went by that the liberals in Chicago didn't paint a Swastika on the side walk in the Jewish neighborhood that I lived. It has been going on forever, no one ever caught, you call the police and the city comes and cleans it up. I never knew this crap existed until I moved to Chicago. Land of disgusting liberals and democrats. It was a relief to be given free passage back to Wisconsin out of that hell hole. Two flats down from the one I owned still had swastikas carved in stone on the top of the building. Why would anyone leave them there? I asked one day and the answer was "well they have been there since the building was built". Good answer huh? right in the middle of the one of the biggest Jewish areas in the country.
THE DEVIL

Columbia, SC

#1172545 Jul 24, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Free Gaza!(Destroy Hamas).
SPEAKING OF MOSTLY HOLES...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1172546 Jul 24, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>are you claiming that you served? it's a 'yes' or 'no' question.
Hey son. I've already answered that.

I suggest you go back to your posts.

But we can say you've mocked our wounded vets. Apparently, you consider losing limbs and lives in what I consider an infringement on another country's sovereign territory is a funny thing.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1172547 Jul 24, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
58% of voters say obama administration is incompetent. apparently 42% of voters don't know the definition of incompetence.
Wow. Apparently your poll catches 100% of voters...

Wow....
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1172548 Jul 24, 2014
THE DEVIL wrote:
YES, THE GOVERNMENT PAYS TO KEEP MUCH OF THE POPULATION FROM SIMPLY DYING IN THE STREET, IT'S TRUE... SO WHAT?... SO YOU WANT NO PART OF IT?... INSIST THE PROGRAMS BE DISMANTLED?... TO WHAT END? SO YOU CAN HAVE MORE "DOER: NEIGHBORS?.... WHAT IS THE OUTCOME YOU SEEK, DOER?... OR IS THAT YOU NEED THE MONEY FOR OTHER THINGS?... GUNS AND BOMBS FOR ISRAEL FOR INSTANCE?... MORE LITTLE PLASTIC FLAGS FROM PAKISTAN?....
RHETORICAL, OF COURSE... NO, WHAT "THE DOERS" - UNMENTIONED IN ANY OF THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS, INCIDENTALLY, WHAT THESE FOLKS WANT IS FOR THE RAT RACE TO BECOME A "REAL" RACE!.... ON WHERE THERE ARE LITERALLY WINNERS AND LOSERS... TO MAKE OF LIFE A COMPETITION LIKE WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND GOT TO SCORE THE WINNING TOUCHDOWN IN THE BIG GAME... THE RIGHT TO TAKE MONEY FROM OTHERS AS A SORT OF REWARD FOR THEIR STRIVING..... WHERE A DONALD TRUMP OR A SHELDON ADELSON CAN BE REVERED FOR THEIR SUCCESS.... RATHER THAN... EXCESS...
BUT, TO ACHIEVE THIS, DONALD TRUMP AND SHELDON ADELSON NEED TO BE... SANITIZED... CLEANED UP A BIT... BECAUSE BALD GREED AND POINTLESS ACQUISITION ARE SO... UNATTRACTIVE...
ONE IS REMINDED OF THE MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE ON HIS 300 MILLION DOLLAR YACHT WITH A MURDEROUS HOOKER... SHOOTING UP HEROIN WHILE THE WIFE AND KIDS LOUNGED IN THE SUN SOMEWHERE ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF HIS LABORS... I GUESS THE YACHT WASN'T ENOUGH FOR HIM, HUH?... WELL... THEY'LL BE ALRIGHT...
Spoken like a life long loser trying to excuse their lack of participation and excessive dependence on others.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1172549 Jul 24, 2014
An increase in temperature by 2050 may be advantageous to the growth of forage plants
Jul 23, 2014
A 2°C increase in temperature around the world by 2050, according to one of the scenarios predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), may be advantageous to the physiology and the biochemical and biophysical processes involved in the growth of forage plants such as Stylosanthes capitata Vogel, a legume utilized for livestock grazing in tropical countries such as Brazil.
The conclusion is from a study carried out by researchers in the Department of Biology at the Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Languages and Literature at the University of São Paulo (USP).
The outcome of a thematic project conducted under the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change (PFPMCG), the study has just been published in the journal Environmental and Experimental Botany.
"The 2°C increase in temperature in the environment in which Stylosanthes capitata Vogel was experimentally cultivated promoted photosynthesis, in addition to increasing the leaf area and biomass of the plant," said Carlos Alberto Martinez, project coordinator and first author of the study.
The thematic project coordinated by Martinez involves researchers from the University of Illinois, Columbia University and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in addition to the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche of Italy, the Universitat de Barcelona in Spain, and, in Brazil, the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), the São Paulo State University (Unesp) and the North Fluminense State University (UENF), as well as the Cena at USP, the Botanical Institute and Embrapa.
According to Martinez, Stylosanthes capitata Vogel is a major forage legume in tropical and subtropical regions all over the world. This plant species is highly drought resistant and able to grow in sandy environments.
With global climate change, it is estimated that a moderate temperature increase of slightly greater than 2°C could have damaging effects on the plant's physiology and growth under cultivation in tropical environments such as Brazil.
To test these hypotheses, the researchers conducted an experiment in which they cultivated plants in open fields, in a normal-temperature environment, and in a temperature-controlled area using a temperature free-air controlled enhancement system known as T-FACE.
The system comes equipped to control heat emission from the crown of the plants through infrared heaters that enable the temperature of the growing environment to remain at a steady 2°C over ambient temperature.
After cultivating the plants with these temperature differences for 30 days, the researchers measured photosynthetic energy dissipation and conducted aboveground biochemical and biomass analyses.
The results of the measurements and analyses indicated that a temperature increase of approximately 2°C was able to improve the plants' photosynthetic activity and level of antioxidant protection.
In addition, there was a 32% increase in the leaf area index and a 16% increase in aboveground biomass production compared with plants grown at normal temperature, according to Martinez.
"The increase in temperature during the period of the experiment was favorable for the development of the biochemical and biophysical processes involved in plant growth," he stated.
According to Martinez, some possible explanations for the increase in photosynthetic activity, in addition to the leaf area index and biomass production from samples of Stylosanthes capitata that experienced temperature increases, were the plant's thermal and photosynthetic acclimatization.
The plant adjusted its physiology to not only handle the potentially stressful increase in temperature during its growth phase but also conduct photosynthesis more efficiently and even increase growth under the new climate conditions.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1172550 Jul 24, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>are you kidding me? old Squats only serves his master, that usmbroad in her stretchy pants.
lol! Just like you zionists....
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1172551 Jul 24, 2014
THE DEVIL wrote:
IT'S AN INTERESTING NOTION THOUGH... THE IDEA THAT THE "DOERS" ARE IN SOME WAY SUPERIOR TO THE NON-DOERS... IN WHAT WAY DO YOU IMAGINE?... ARE THEY SMARTER? NO... THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF THAT... BETTER CONNECTED?... POSSIBLY..... LIVE LONGER?.... THERE ACTUALLY IS SOME EVIDENCE FOR THAT BUT COME ON PEOPLE, BETWEEN 78 AND 95 YOU SEE SOME SORT OF DIFFERENCE... AS THEY... SHUFFLE ALONG LEAVING LITTLE DABS OF HARD URINE IN THEIR UNDERPANTS... AND GOOD GOD! BUT THEY DO A LOT OF DAMAGE WHILE THEY'RE HERE... WHO DO YOU SUPPOSE STARTS THE WARS? BURNS THE FORESTS? PUMPS OUT THE BABIES, INVENTS THE GODS, PRIESTS, "EXPERTS," THESE ARE THE DOERS... THE STRIVERS... A MONK ON A MOUNTAINTOP IS A DETACHED FREAK TO THEM... METTA? A WORD IN A BOOK... THEY ARE THE ONES SO CONCERNED WITH "DOING" THEY DON'T EVEN NOTICE... "BEING"....... BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY "ARE," RIGHT?... BEINGS?... IT'S IN THE TITLE FOR GOODNESS SAKES!.... HAD GOD WANTED TO CALL US "HUMAN DOINGS" I SUPPOSE SHE WOULD'VE, RIGHT?...
Another 0.00025 watt brain typing away in all caps because he only learned capitalization in kindergarten. Get a stronger drug, nut job.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1172552 Jul 24, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Free Gaza!(Destroy Hamas).
Hostage situation. Palestinians refuse to allow journalists to leave. It's called Moslem freedom.
THE DEVIL

Columbia, SC

#1172553 Jul 24, 2014
HEY, ROXY... WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE HOOKER ON THE BOAT?
A) SHE'S ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTING SOMETHING EVEN IF IT'S JUST SALIVA
B) THE BOAT
C) SHE WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO MAKE MONEY AT WHAT YOU'RE OBLIGED TO DO FOR FREE....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1172554 Jul 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG....OMG....OMG....
climate change is affecting the sun....
blame Bush and Big Oil.....
LOL
THE DEVIL

Columbia, SC

#1172555 Jul 24, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Spoken like a life long loser trying to excuse their lack of participation and excessive dependence on others.
I CAN OFFER YOU INDISPUTABLE PROOF IF YOU LIKE....
In The Right

United States

#1172556 Jul 24, 2014
Another Brainless ObamaBot

State Department spokesperson and pretentious twit Marie Harf boasts that missiles found in Palestinian schools by UN officials were confiscated and turned over to the ¨local police¨ in Gaza.

Hey, Marie, the local police in Gaza are Hamas.
THE DEVIL

Columbia, SC

#1172557 Jul 24, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Another 0.00025 watt brain typing away in all caps because he only learned capitalization in kindergarten. Get a stronger drug, nut job.
EVERYTHING IN WASHINGTON IS WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS, DEAR, IT'S WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE....
THE DEVIL

Columbia, SC

#1172558 Jul 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG....OMG....OMG....
climate change is affecting the sun....
blame Bush and Big Oil.....
UM... OK...
THE DEVIL

Columbia, SC

#1172559 Jul 24, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Spoken like a life long loser trying to excuse their lack of participation and excessive dependence on others.
OR... A PRIEST, HUH?...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1172560 Jul 24, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
10 million dollar CDC study ordered by Obama EO shows carrying guns saves lives and reduces crime.
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php...
You could have given me ten dollars and I could have told you that.
In The Right

United States

#1172561 Jul 24, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Winston Group cannot be trusted__it's basically a creation of Newt Gingrich and it's purposes are to collect donor money and propagandize.
I'm actually surprised an upstanding site such as, cough, www.thehill.com would even publish that nonsense
Realtime the super-voter republican says far left websites DailyKos, ThinkProgress, and TalkingPointsMemo are ¨worthy¨ news sources.

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