Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1403162 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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Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1110691 Apr 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Gee I wonder why?????
Gun deaths shaped by race in America
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Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else.
The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.
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Where a person lives matters, too. Gun deaths in urban areas are much more likely to be homicides, while suicide is far and away the dominant form of gun death in rural areas. States with the most guns per capita, such as Montana and Wyoming, have the highest suicide rates; states with low gun ownership rates, such as Massachusetts and New York, have far fewer suicides per capita.
Suicides and homicides are highly charged human dramas. Both acts shatter families, friends and sometimes communities. But the reactions are as different as black and white, and those differences shape the nation’s divided attitudes toward gun control.
For instance, African Americans tend to be stronger backers of tough gun controls than whites. A Washington Post-ABC News poll this month found that about three-quarters of blacks support stronger controls, compared with about half of whites. The poll also found that two-thirds of city dwellers support stronger gun controls, while only about a third of rural residents back them.
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Suicide and homicide rates among Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans do not reflect the sharp differences seen among blacks and whites.
Gun homicides, especially mass shootings, tend to spark demands for change. Although suicides account for almost twice as many gun deaths as homicides nationwide, they tend to be quiet tragedies, unnoticed outside the hushed confines of family and friends.
Suicide is “absent from the discussion of gun policy,” said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in Baltimore.“The availability of firearms does indeed increase the risk of suicide, but most people don’t see it that way.”
Opponents of gun control counter that some countries with high gun ownership rates, such as Israel, have few suicides and that countries such as Russia, where guns are scarce, have high rates of suicide. The reasoning is that determined people can find a way to kill themselves, although suicide experts say the prevalence of guns allows for impulse suicides that otherwise might not occur.
The most ardent advocate for gun rights, the National Rifle Association, casts the link between guns and suicide as something of a virtue.“Gun owners are notably self-reliant and exhibit a willingness to take definitive action when they believe it to be in their own self-interest,” the NRA wrote in a fact sheet, called “Suicide and Firearms,” on the Web site for the group’s lobbying arm.“Such action may include ending their own life when the time is deemed appropriate.”
While West Virginians are far more likely to marry their cousin.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1110692 Apr 4, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
We're getting rain now. I never thought I would be glad to see rain.
6" of snow here, and we got off light lots of areas in the state got a foot or so...

and yesterday i could finally see most of the gravel on my driveway!

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1110693 Apr 4, 2014
Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election.

The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/21/of...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1110694 Apr 4, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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In Canada; the person has to apply for a permit and wait 30 days; has to have a letter signed by the spouse or exspouse and pass a background check.
In this recent case in TX; 4 people may still be alive. That officer Lopez didn't seem like a criminal, most likely mental illness. It's not good to keep ones eyes closed. People die.
Canadians are by nature more law abiding.
They're also clean and polite.
dem

United States

#1110695 Apr 4, 2014
Old_Goober wrote:
<quoted text>He can just copy your posts, Grampa! Good suggestion!
Gunner for sure.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1110696 Apr 4, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Eastover mayor sentenced for voter fraud
COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP)-- Suspended Eastover Mayor Chris Campbell has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after he was found guilty of voter fraud, forgery and misconduct in office.
The (Columbia) State reported that prosecutors accused Campbell of approaching 16 voters unable to make it to the polls and asking them to cast absentee ballots he had already marked for his candidates.
http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx...
agian, nothing voter ID would solve. in fact nothing could prevent that from happening, except better morals by those involved.

you sure are striking out on this issue, aren't you?

do you even read the articles you link? can you?

it is fun watching you waste your time while you destroy your own argument.
dem

United States

#1110697 Apr 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you, I'm proud to be a part of your obvious miserable life. By the way thanks for being a bagger, you really are one of the best weapon we have.
That's the coward Gunner.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1110698 Apr 4, 2014
Old_Goober wrote:
<quoted text>
That's how our Democrat won, sonny! You're not too bright are you?
your post made no sense! who's not too bright, now?
dem

United States

#1110699 Apr 4, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>Despite the law that prohibits it, documented reports of non-citizen voting have increased. During the June 22, hearing before this Committee, Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, presented the following documented cases of illegal voting:(1) In the 2000 election,`election observers reported that a `sizable number' of votes may have been cast by ineligible felons, illegal immigrants, and non-citizens' in Florida; (2) In Utah, Legislative Auditor General John Schaff said in a February 8, 2005 report to the President of the Utah Senate that more than 58,000 illegal immigrants had Utah drivers' licenses, nearly 400 of them used their license to register to vote in Utah, and a sampling of that group revealed at least 14 actually voted in an election; and (3) Hawaiian election officials found 543 Oahu residents who were not U.S. citizens had registered to vote. Moreover, an investigation by the Immigration and Naturalization Service into alleged fraud in a 1996 Orange County, California congressional race revealed that non-citizens were registered to vote in the 46th Congressional District in the disputed election between Republican Robert Dornan and Democrat Loretta Sanchez. The Task Force established by the Committee on House Oversight found clear and convincing evidence that 748 invalid votes were cast in that election.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/ ... ;

Sampling of 400 invalid voter registerations-meaning not all were checked -found that 14 had voted

Hawaii had 543 non-residents registered to vote

Convincing evidence that 748 invalid votes were cast
3 duis...what a pig.

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1110700 Apr 4, 2014
N.H. man charged with voting for president twice

CONCORD, N.H.(AP)— A Jackson man has been indicted on charges he voted for president twice in November's election.

Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Luke Fithian faces one felony and one misdemeanor charge of wrongful voting. The grand jury accused him of voting in Gorham using a ballot for the unincorporated township of Pinkham's Grant, then voted again in Jackson, using the town's general election ballot. It's not known whom he voted for.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/200906...
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1110701 Apr 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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While West Virginians are far more likely to marry their cousin.
po'ol flack .

(W Va locale almost as pitiful as a bumpass one. worm.)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1110702 Apr 4, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case
A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election.
The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/21/of...
if you think that's a one way street you're very much mistaken.

GOP Candidate Sentenced for Felony Fraud After Changing Party Affiliation of 300 Democratic Voters, Casting Absentee Ballots in Their Name

With these 300 fraudulent votes created by one Republican candidate alone, that's 300 more fraudulent votes than have ever been created by ACORN or anybody who has ever worked for them.

But, of course, you're unlikely to hear that, or even this story itself, from the tenacious Fox "News" "voter fraud special investigative unit" or the GOP clowns who help them disinform American voters.

http://www.bradblog.com/...
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1110703 Apr 4, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the coward Gunner.
Don't you have some laundry to do? No? Well good...here... have some.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1110704 Apr 4, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
IRAQ
NAME: Abu Nidal organization (ANO) a.k.a. Fatah Revolutionary Council, Arab Revolutionary Brigades, Black September, and Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims.
DATE STARTED/FIRST ACTIVE: Split from the PLO in 1974.
GOALS: Establishment of a Palestinian State.
MAIN ANTI-U.S. ACTIVITIES TO DATE: Targets include the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Israel, moderate Palestinians, the PLO, and various Arab countries. Has not attacked Western targets since the late 1980s.
STRENGTH: A few hundred plus limited overseas support structure.
OPERATIONAL LOCATIONS: Its leader, Sabri Al-Banna, relocated to Iraq in December 1998, where the group maintains a presence. Has an operational presence in Lebanon, including in several Palestinian refugee camps. Authorities shut down the ANO's operations in Libya and Egypt in 1999. Has demonstrated ability to operate over wide area, including the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Has carried out terrorist attacks in 20 countries, killing or injuring almost 900 persons.
AFFILIATIONS: Has received considerable support, including safe haven, training, logistic assistance, and financial aid from Iraq, Libya, and Syria (until 1987), in addition to close support for selected operations.
COMMENTS: Financial problems and internal disorganization have reduced the group's activities and capabilities. A Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) listed as "active" during 2000.
NAME: Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO) a.k.a. The National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA, the militant wing of the MEK), the People's Mujahidin of Iran (PMOI), National Council of Resistance (NCR), Muslim Iranian Student's Society (front organization used to garner financial support).
DATE STARTED/FIRST ACTIVE: 1960s.
GOALS: The MEK continues to conduct a worldwide campaign against the Iranian government, which stresses propaganda and occasionally uses terrorist violence.
MAIN ANTI-U.S. ACTIVITIES TO DATE: During the 1970s, the MEK staged terrorist attacks inside Iran and killed several U.S. military personnel and civilians working on defense projects in Tehran. Supported the takeover in 1979 of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
STRENGTH: Several thousand fighters based in Iraq with an extensive overseas support structure. Most of the fighters are organized in the MEK's National Liberation Army (NLA).
OPERATIONAL LOCATIONS: In the 1980s, the MEK's leaders were forced by Iranian security forces to flee to France. Most resettled in Iraq by 1987. In the mid-1980s, the group did not mount terrorist operations in Iran at a level similar to its activities in the 1970s. In the 1990s, however, the MEK claimed credit for an increasing number of operations in Iran.
AFFILIATIONS: Beyond support from Iraq, the MEK uses front organizations to solicit contributions from expatriate Iranian communities.
COMMENTS: Formed by the college-educated children of Iranian merchants, the MEK sought to counter what it perceived as excessive Western influence in the Shah's regime. Following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam, the MEK has developed into the largest and most active armed Iranian dissident group. Its history is studded with anti-Western activity, and, most recently, attacks on the interests of the clerical regime in Iran and abroad. A Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) listed as "active" during 2000.
Abu Nidal was murdered__likely on orders from Saddam. Saddam also said the he'd kill OBL with his own hands if he caught him in Iraq.

There was no AQ in Iraq prior to the US invasion. At some point afterward some AQ affiliates began entering from Syria and Saudi Arabia.

Just this week fifty jihadists were killed by Iraqi.

Adam 36
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1110705 Apr 4, 2014
Oh My: Audit Finds Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud in North Carolina

According to this audit by the North Carolina Elections Oversight Committee, at least 81 dead people have been voting from the grave, and more than 35,000 people with matching full names and dates of birth voted in both North Carolina and another state in the 2012 general election.

To put that number in context, Barack Obama carried North Carolina by fewer than 15,000 votes in 2008.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/0...

Adam 36
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1110706 Apr 4, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if you think that's a one way street you're very much mistaken.
GOP Candidate Sentenced for Felony Fraud After Changing Party Affiliation of 300 Democratic Voters, Casting Absentee Ballots in Their Name
With these 300 fraudulent votes created by one Republican candidate alone, that's 300 more fraudulent votes than have ever been created by ACORN or anybody who has ever worked for them.
But, of course, you're unlikely to hear that, or even this story itself, from the tenacious Fox "News" "voter fraud special investigative unit" or the GOP clowns who help them disinform American voters.
http://www.bradblog.com/...
Why do you lie?

More Acorn Voter Fraud Comes to Light

Congressional Democrats still want the group to be eligible for federal money

Fred Voight, deputy election commissioner in Philadelphia, protested after Acorn (according to the registrar of voters and his own investigation) submitted at least 1,500 fraudulent registrations last fall. "This has been going on for a number of years," he told CNN in October. St. Louis Democrat Matthew Potter, the city's deputy elections director, had similar complaints.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1241827...

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1110707 Apr 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Gee I wonder why?????
Gun deaths shaped by race in America
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Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else.
The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.
inlinecharts2
Where a person lives matters, too. Gun deaths in urban areas are much more likely to be homicides, while suicide is far and away the dominant form of gun death in rural areas. States with the most guns per capita, such as Montana and Wyoming, have the highest suicide rates; states with low gun ownership rates, such as Massachusetts and New York, have far fewer suicides per capita.
Suicides and homicides are highly charged human dramas. Both acts shatter families, friends and sometimes communities. But the reactions are as different as black and white, and those differences shape the nation’s divided attitudes toward gun control.
For instance, African Americans tend to be stronger backers of tough gun controls than whites. A Washington Post-ABC News poll this month found that about three-quarters of blacks support stronger controls, compared with about half of whites. The poll also found that two-thirds of city dwellers support stronger gun controls, while only about a third of rural residents back them.
inlinecharts1-v1
Suicide and homicide rates among Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans do not reflect the sharp differences seen among blacks and whites.
Gun homicides, especially mass shootings, tend to spark demands for change. Although suicides account for almost twice as many gun deaths as homicides nationwide, they tend to be quiet tragedies, unnoticed outside the hushed confines of family and friends.
Suicide is “absent from the discussion of gun policy,” said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in Baltimore.“The availability of firearms does indeed increase the risk of suicide, but most people don’t see it that way.”
Opponents of gun control counter that some countries with high gun ownership rates, such as Israel, have few suicides and that countries such as Russia, where guns are scarce, have high rates of suicide. The reasoning is that determined people can find a way to kill themselves, although suicide experts say the prevalence of guns allows for impulse suicides that otherwise might not occur.
The most ardent advocate for gun rights, the National Rifle Association, casts the link between guns and suicide as something of a virtue.“Gun owners are notably self-reliant and exhibit a willingness to take definitive action when they believe it to be in their own self-interest,” the NRA wrote in a fact sheet, called “Suicide and Firearms,” on the Web site for the group’s lobbying arm.“Such action may include ending their own life when the time is deemed appropriate.”
I think it is silly to say having a gun would cause "impulse" suicides. Wouldn't a butcher knife also be a source of "impulse" suicides?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1110708 Apr 4, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Gunner for sure.
Well most of us know what a lowlife smug b1tch she is anyway. His endless search to feel better about his miserable self has to be taking its toll. Most of those retired cops look like Chris Christie anyway, I'll bet if a person would address a box of donuts to the state of Connecticut they would go straight to his mobile home.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1110709 Apr 4, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumb ass
I can spell my insults correctly
And you're a 'pro' at it?

Obviously you have a disconnect son.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1110710 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what about illegal aliens voting? can that even be tracked? from what i hear that may very well be a problem in many states, especially at the local and state level.
the only problem i have with voter ID laws is that it would be a waste of money as just showing an ID wouldn't stop any fraud. the data bases needed to actually prevent fraud with ID use would be prohibitively expensive.
personally, i think we should have a national ID system in the US. then we can more easily track illegal hiring and other abuses of gov't functions. so many other countries have them and have experienced no problems or loss of liberties or freeedoms with their use.
In my state, ones name and addy must appear on a list ( FVRS) to vote in person and one is asked for but not required to show a photo ID. Those whose names are for some reason not on the list can cast a provisional ballot.

There have been some illegals here issued voter registrations cards via Florida Motor Voter clerical errors but it's doubtful that they would actually vote and risk getting caught-deported.

These Republican inspired Voter ID laws are bullchit, many Republican elected have stated as much..

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