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Robert J G Jackson Sr

Bellflower, CA

#1 Feb 4, 2009
The bottom line, regardless of the current price of oil, is that the US continues to leave itself hostage to the wishes of forgeign countries, many of whom are not our friends, such as Russia, Venezuala, and the OPEC countries. Oil will be our main energy source for years to come, despite efforts at new technologies, and yet we allow our supplies to be controlled by others, while leaving our own vast reserves untapped. Not only that, we have not even moved toward what will be a years long process to position ourselves to take advantage of our own resources. This is a huge national security issue, which is not receiving the attention it deserves, as was demonstrated last summer. Time to get moving.
sapo verde

Lexington, KY

#2 Feb 4, 2009
Robert J G Jackson Sr wrote:
The bottom line, regardless of the current price of oil, is that the US continues to leave itself hostage to the wishes of forgeign countries, many of whom are not our friends, such as Russia, Venezuala, and the OPEC countries. Oil will be our main energy source for years to come, despite efforts at new technologies, and yet we allow our supplies to be controlled by others, while leaving our own vast reserves untapped. Not only that, we have not even moved toward what will be a years long process to position ourselves to take advantage of our own resources. This is a huge national security issue, which is not receiving the attention it deserves, as was demonstrated last summer. Time to get moving.
Our new president has said that this is a serious national security issue. What should he have done in 2 weeks to solve the problem?
Proud to be an American

Watsonville, CA

#3 Feb 5, 2009
sapo verde wrote:
<quoted text>Our new president has said that this is a serious national security issue. What should he have done in 2 weeks to solve the problem?
We should let you and your god Robert KKK Byrd put white sheets over your heads so you can walk the streets of Compton.

Since: May 08

United States

#4 Feb 5, 2009
Proud to be an American wrote:
<quoted text>
We should let you and your god Robert KKK Byrd put white sheets over your heads so you can walk the streets of Compton.
So you're trying to say if he disagrees with Obama or is questioning his ethics he is a racist? It's not an issue of race. Maybe to you but not to a lot of us. I didn't vote for Obama. I have voted for other presidents who did win. I have never felt on day one of any presidency that I was going to be saved. The person who takes on that role must prove himself. I personally haven't decided yet. It's way to early anyway. But please, just because someone doesn't agree with you on Obama it doesn't make him a racist. I've worked in BedStuy Brooklyn for 5 years (and loved it) and made a lot of friends. I will believe in our President when he proves himself and no sooner. Just as I have done with every other president in the past.
Proud to be an American

Watsonville, CA

#5 Feb 5, 2009
Bgunit68 wrote:
<quoted text>So you're trying to say if he disagrees with Obama or is questioning his ethics he is a racist? It's not an issue of race. Maybe to you but not to a lot of us. I didn't vote for Obama. I have voted for other presidents who did win. I have never felt on day one of any presidency that I was going to be saved. The person who takes on that role must prove himself. I personally haven't decided yet. It's way to early anyway. But please, just because someone doesn't agree with you on Obama it doesn't make him a racist. I've worked in BedStuy Brooklyn for 5 years (and loved it) and made a lot of friends. I will believe in our President when he proves himself and no sooner. Just as I have done with every other president in the past.
Never once did I say nor do I believe that just because a person disagrees with me that automatically makes them a racist. Never.

My reference is that anytime a person disagrees with Sapo Verde his is quick to label them as "White" without any proof whatsoever of the person's race. He has a well-known record of being recklessly racist. He's labeled me White on many occasions. I am not White, and I have nothing against a person if they are White. Further, Sapo embraces Democratic Senator Robert Byrd who is a member of the KKK. I bring to light his high degree of racism. He makes no apology for being so wrongly presumptous, and has no regrets of injecting racism when it wasn't needed, and when it was wrongly labeled.

Since: May 08

United States

#6 Feb 6, 2009
I haven't read his otherposts and wasn't aware. I get a little defensive because the race card has been played so much. I disagree with him because of his views and not the color of his skin. I disagree with a lot of my friends. Like I've said in other posts. I didn't vote for him but he is President. That alone earns my support. I just hope he can help pull us out of this mess. We have only just started feeling the effects. They will get worse. My issue with the election wasn't the economy as it was with most. I don't believe either candidate would be able to pull us out of the mess that we are in. Which does not bode well for a second term. I hope I'm wrong but the next 4 years are going to be tough, very tough. I apologize for being on the defensive I wasn't aware of past posts.
Proud to be an American

Watsonville, CA

#7 Feb 6, 2009
Bgunit68 wrote:
I haven't read his otherposts and wasn't aware. I get a little defensive because the race card has been played so much. I disagree with him because of his views and not the color of his skin. I disagree with a lot of my friends. Like I've said in other posts. I didn't vote for him but he is President. That alone earns my support. I just hope he can help pull us out of this mess. We have only just started feeling the effects. They will get worse. My issue with the election wasn't the economy as it was with most. I don't believe either candidate would be able to pull us out of the mess that we are in. Which does not bode well for a second term. I hope I'm wrong but the next 4 years are going to be tough, very tough. I apologize for being on the defensive I wasn't aware of past posts.
No problem. I'm hopeful for our country no matter who sits in the White House. I never thought giving the reigns to a guy with no experience, surrounded by Chicago corruption, and now surrounds himself with corruption, felons, and tax cheats for his cabinet doesn't bode well for our country. He promotes a pork package under the guise of a 'stimulus' bill just to payback the unions who gave him tax-payer earned money which, of course, does nothing to stimulate the economy. This is change you can deceive in.

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