Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1404765 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

#1183908 Aug 11, 2014
Al Gore is not a scientist...

it's melting...

'Since the same date in 2011, the amount of 4/5 year old ice in the Arctic has increased by 71%. Experts say that the Arctic is melting down.'

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/08/09...
Patrick

United States

#1183909 Aug 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
And who created this mess????With numerous lies, sacrificed 4,500 of Americas finest along with over 20,000 injured, not counting millions of Iraqi dead injured and displaced? Oops those are facts and we all know by now facts are like kryptonite to Republicans.Still your pretentious know it all after the facts is comical at this late date. You broke it you own it dumbo.
NATO and the Europeans are doing nothing!
We need to bomb ISIS with allies
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1183910 Aug 11, 2014
Olive Oil wrote:
Join the TEA PARTY!!!!! JOIN THE TEA PARTY!!!!! Oh, please god won't someone join the TEA PARTY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?.....
Your dumbass Tea Party has been getting it's ass handed to it in the latest round of primaries. Even the business community isn't buying the delusional crap idiots like you are peddling.

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1183911 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
ISIS would not have the success they had without support from the Sunni groups.
Yes the border children are being cared for. That is not the point.
The point was YOU said they should not be cared for by the US & just left to pile up at the border.
You said it, at least have some courage to admit it instead of constantly running from your own posts.
Children in Iraq & you go running OMG OMG OMG" Children at the border and you go " F*ck 'em,". You constantly b*tch about US children on food stamps.
i
Dave wants to continually re-write posts of others to fit his agenda. Why do you engage in hyperbole and dishonesty so frequently? Do you want to make a point when you have none?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1183912 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Racist f*ck.
Get a Life.

Get a response.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#1183913 Aug 11, 2014
SORRY.
Stewart is in hell, he needs our prayers. Barry is still evil.
THE DEVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
JESUS CHRIST... IT "BATED" BREATH, FOOL! WE SPEAK ENGLISH IN THIS COUNTRY NOT SOUTHERN... LEARN THE LANGUAGE... WANNA BUY A LIVIN' ROOM SUIT?... HEHEHEHEHEH... YOU FOLKS KILL ME...

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1183914 Aug 11, 2014
ByREBECCA KAPLANCBS NEWSAugust 11, 2014, 5:42 AM
ISIS a bigger threat than pre-9/11 al Qaeda?

As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-- or simply "The Islamic State" as the group now says it should be called -- continues to sweep through northern Iraq, U.S. lawmakers are sounding the alarm that it could be just as dangerous as al Qaeda in the days before it launched the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.

"Every day that goes by, ISIS builds up its caliphate and it becomes a direct threat to the United States of America. They are more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

Experts say the Islamic jihadist group has indeed been able to accomplish an enormous amount in a short period of time. And in global reach, fundraising capabilities and pure operational ability, they are certainly outpacing Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda.



"Al Qaeda in the pre-Sept. 11 phase was capable of engaging in strikes and bombings," Tom Sanderson, a terrorism expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CBS News. But what ISIS has now, he said, "is more significant and more varied than what al Qaeda had in terms of its actual combat capabilities where they are fielding artillery. They are holding much greater territory than al Qaeda had, they are governing people, they have a more diverse funding base... they have a greater localized funding base than al Qaeda."

The group is in fact a rival faction to modern-day al Qaeda, whose general command cut ISIS off from its network in February because it disobeyed orders from leader Ayman al-Zawahri.

The Internet has afforded ISIS the ability to recruit all over the world. The group gained power and experience fighting in Syria, where an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 foreigners have traveled to join the fight, including 1,500 and 2,500 Sunni extremists from Europe and 100 to 200 Americans who hold Western passports and have far easier access to the U.S. if their terror activities go undetected by authorities.



Still, big does not always mean organized.

Juan Zarate, CBS News' Senior National Security Analyst, said that ISIS is probably less well-organized than pre-9/11 al Qaeda, which spent years meticulously training and plotting to attack the United States. And Sanderson said the surprise element of its attack on the United States was part of what made the group so lethal.

But ISIS could also be benefiting from the years of groundwork laid by its predecessor-turned-rival.

"ISIS, especially with the announcement of the Islamic State, is piggybacking off of the global networks and inspiration that al Qaeda fomented post-9/11 and give them, in some ways, a global infrastructure on which to build. It's not as if they're starting from scratch," said Zarate.

One of the group's biggest advantages over al Qaeda is the fact that it has seized a vast swath of territory and virtually erased the border between Iraq and Syria. Unlike al Qaeda, "in some ways...rented from the Taliban in Afghanistan," Zarate said, ISIS has gained strength from the territory it occupies.

"In the 21st century any operating room for a terrorist group is a prescription for disaster because they have the ability not just to build up their local strength but to allow themselves global reach," he added.

ISIS has a local fundraising base from Iraq and Syria, where it brings in revenue from the granaries, oil wells and power plants it has captured. Last week, it seized Iraq's largest dam, gaining control of enormous power and water resources as well as access to the river that runs through Baghdad. Trafficking, extortion and kidnap-for-ransom operations bring in millions of dollars.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1183915 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Roxlo advocating that we invade North Korea & go to war with Russia. WTF. Both know they would be defeated in a war with the US.
When military actions end, like the Afghanistan War & the Iraq War, militaries are reduced.
Roxlo is too f*cking stupid to know that when the cold war ended, his hero dick Cheney, slashed the military in one of the largest reductions ever.
ISIS is no real threat. Their methods are rejected & they have little support in the world. It is just another excuse for the right whiners to have a fit & complain about Obama.
Obama was right to let the Iraqi government to deal with it. Since Sunni Iraqis were fighting alongside ISIS, it was a civil war type action created in part by the Iraqi government not including Sunnis. We should not help the Iraqi government to continue to exclude Sunnis.
Now, as ISIS heads toward areas with US presence, Obama's air strikes will weaken ISIS enough for the Kurds & the Iraqi Army to hopefully defeat ISIS.
Roxlo would suggest the US troops be sent to Iraq, again. That would be stupid.
There are always wars going on in the world. How many were & are slaughtered in Africa? Did you advocate troops being sent there??
ISIS is just another excuse to for the whiners to complain about Obama. Roxlo pretends to actually give a sh*t about children. When he suggested we do not care & feed those immigrant children crossing our border, he demonstrated his true feelings about children.
You really need to get a note from your mother first before coming on here making a fool of yourself.

That way, we'd understand a little better.

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1183916 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
ISIS would not have the success they had without support from the Sunni groups.
Yes the border children are being cared for. That is not the point.
The point was YOU said they should not be cared for by the US & just left to pile up at the border.
You said it, at least have some courage to admit it instead of constantly running from your own posts.
Children in Iraq & you go running OMG OMG OMG" Children at the border and you go " F*ck 'em,". You constantly b*tch about US children on food stamps.
i
Yazidis youth = forced from the homes by a terrorist group intent on their genocide

Central America youth=sent from their homes by their parents who paid drug dealers to escort them

There is NO moral equivalence here.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1183917 Aug 11, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
'Scuse me...must have been all those "fkups" who insisted on calling it global warming that confused me.
Actually, my sudden spew with the Fed IS because of a book I'm reading. Quite enlightening.
Funny, but don't recall loving the Fed during my love affair with Herman Cain. He was a brilliant businessman. But so was Romney if you remember. I went with Romney.
Mitt Romney was a corporate vulture. What happened to Dade International which Bain took over under Romney's watch is a prime example.
At Bain Capital’s direction, Dade quadrupled the money it owed creditors and vendors. It took steps that propelled the business toward bankruptcy. And in waves of layoffs, it cut loose 1,700 workers in the United States.
Bain and a small group of investors bought Dade in 1994 with mostly borrowed money, limiting their risk. They extracted cash from the company at almost every turn — paying themselves nearly $100 million in fees, first for buying the company and then for helping to run it. Later, just after Mr. Romney stepped down from his role, Bain took $242 million out of the business in a transaction that, according to bankruptcy documents and several former Dade officials, weakened the company.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1183918 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Another dumbass whiner who wanted troops in Iraq without the needed protections typically provided.
Obama promised to bring home COMBAT troops you f*cking moron. My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
No, you are dumber than sh*t.

WTF are you talking about when you say "without the needed protections typically provided"?

How do you come up with this moronic crap, airhead?

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1183919 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Another dumbass whiner who wanted troops in Iraq without the needed protections typically provided.
Obama promised to bring home COMBAT troops you f*cking moron. My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
Dumb Dave doesn't realize that his temper tantrums is what earned him the title.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1183920 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We have always had plans when to withdraw from military actions.
Roxlo thinks we are there one day & gone the next.
We've always had plans of cowardice since the Magic Negro got onto his throne.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1183921 Aug 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
This would be just another of the many blind hatred version of the events there. Of course the "FACT" that we should never even have been there never enters the minds of the afflicted. Just pick up where it's convenient. This is your war, it will always be your fked up war. All else are excuses designed to deflect from your stupid. PERIOD.
Had the American President. unless he was a clueless one, called O'bama, wanted American troops to remain in Iraq, no reasonable person believes this would not have been the outcome. The fact is that it was O'bama who ensured the premature pulling of our troops, because this is what Democrats do…

Democrats lose won wars. Iraq was won. It turned out the EXACT way any thinking person knew it would. Democrats take control and poof--a Won war is a lost war.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1183922 Aug 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text> Oh but you are the haters old illiterate one and you baggers prove it daily...I'm happy and think Obama is doing as best he can given he is working with Republicans idiots that only have one "STATED" goal and agenda. Every day it's you morons that come on here whining, hating showing your racism, bigotry and ignorance. You are simply another one of them. You idiots aren't even smart enough to know who the happy ones and who the miserable ones are...Allow me dumbo....The miserable ones are the ones that come on here daily and bitch, whine, complain, cry, moan and groan, lie and deceive. In other words you idiot baggers, that have cost our nation billioons, shut down the Government, you are all despicable cretins and you serve only as living proof. Suffer in silence moron..Be a man for once.
OK. It's time to get off the computer and leave the trailer.

The Fumigators will be there at 10 AM.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1183923 Aug 11, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Your dumbass Tea Party has been getting it's ass handed to it in the latest round of primaries. Even the business community isn't buying the delusional crap idiots like you are peddling.
Hey dumbass. The part you don't get is that the winners now realize the threat from the TP, just like Democrats and Obama did by abusing power with the IRS.

The TP still gets it's message across. You communists don't like that message.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1183924 Aug 11, 2014
Electromagnetic disaster could cost trillions and affect millions. We need to be prepared
1 hour ago by Anders Sandberg
Electromagnetic disaster could cost trillions and affect millions. We need to be prepared
Predicting or worrying about disasters is a popular pastime. But we tend to take notice when somebody with money at stake becomes concerned.
Financial people likely sat up when Paul Singer, manager of the Elliott Management hedge fund, warned in his latest newsletter that:
Even horrendous nuclear war, except in its most extreme form, can be a relatively localised issue, and the threat from asteroids can possibly be mitigated. The risks associated with an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, represent another story entirely.
How right is he to worry about this?
A force of nature
Electricity and magnetism are tightly linked. Change an electric field – for example by moving charge – and a magnetic field appears. Change a magnetic field – for example by rotating a magnet – and electric fields appear. This is why electromagnets, generators and antennas work. Electromagnetic waves, whether radio, light or X-rays, are just oscillating fields.
The Earth has a vast natural magnetic field, courtesy of currents inside its core. As long as it is stable it is not noticeable except for turning compass needles. But what if something forced it to move? The change would produce currents in long conductors such as power lines or telecoms cables. The field is weak, but a shift across kilometres of cable can induce powerful currents, strong enough to burn out fuses or damage transformers and other electronics.
A sharper push – such as generated by a nuclear explosion – can produce currents that disrupt smaller devices. In fact, microchips are easily burned out by a few volts in the wrong place.
What worries Singer is either naturally occurring geomagnetic storms, caused by the solar wind interacting with the Earth's magnetic field, or deliberately produced electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) by nuclear weapons, or so-called e-weapons, devices that have been developed to disrupt enemy electronics. If something causes widespread and persistent black-outs and equipment damage the economic damage – and human problems – would be enormous.
Stormy sunlit days
Could something like this happen? In 1859 a solar storm, the "Carrington event", named after an amateur astronomer, caused auroras down to the Caribbean, making telegraph systems across the world fail – pylons threw sparks and operators got electric shocks. It is worth noting that telegraphs are simple, sturdy systems compared to today's fine electronics.
In 1989, a solar storm blacked out the power grid in Quebec. Small storms, a recent study shows, can cause noticeable bumps in insurance claims for industrial electrical equipment.
More recently, a near-miss was reported in July 2012, where Earth dodged a plasma cloud ejected by the sun only by a few degrees. Had it hit, the consequences would be dire.
A report from Lloyds emerging risk group has reviewed the evidence. They find that a Carrington-level geomagnetic storm is almost inevitable: one about every 150 years.
This poses a threat to regions dependent on electricity: such storms could cause outages lasting from two weeks to two years. The main problem is the availability of spare transformers.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1183925 Aug 11, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
CUTLER, Calif.(AP)— A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
Retailers that received the fruit include Costco and Trader Joe's.
...Is the EPA a necessary government department? They didn't catch this in time. But would food poisoning become an epidemic without them?
The floor is now open for discussion.
Well let's add this post to the "Carol doesn't know what the hell she's talking about" file.
The EPA doesn't have anything to do with food safety dimwit, that's the FDA's job. If it wasn't for the FDA's rules on testing produce this listeria contamination would have gone unnoticed.
And yes the EPA is necessary. Without it companies would be free to dump their waste into our water and air.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1183926 Aug 11, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
We are upset, therefore we steal....
'Ferguson, Missouri Riots Looting Weave Shop (Fox 2 St. Louis)'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =NteNCOXxWPYXX
It's a black thing. You wouldn't understand.

Cultural depravity gets free TV's and jewelry for blacks - once again.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1183927 Aug 11, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Had the American President. unless he was a clueless one, called O'bama, wanted American troops to remain in Iraq, no reasonable person believes this would not have been the outcome. The fact is that it was O'bama who ensured the premature pulling of our troops, because this is what Democrats do…
Democrats lose won wars. Iraq was won. It turned out the EXACT way any thinking person knew it would. Democrats take control and poof--a Won war is a lost war.
That pretty much sums up exactly what happened.

Such a shame that a misguided irresponsible ideology can squander all the effort and lives that went into making a place better for the world. Thanks to Democrats & Obama, we now are gaining a terrorist state that had hope.

So much for hope & change. All Democrats bring is doom and despair.

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