Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1658299 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1126410 Apr 26, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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appreciate.....
When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time
White Americans are more likely than black Americans to have used most kinds of illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and LSD. Yet blacks are far more likely to go to prison for drug offenses.
This discrepancy forms the backdrop of a new legislative proposal in California, which aims to reduce the disproportionate incarceration of black people in the state. Supporters of the bill, SB 649, point to some striking national data.
Nearly 20 percent of whites have used cocaine, compared with 10 percent of blacks and Latinos, according to a 2011 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- the most recent data available.
Higher percentages of whites have also tried hallucinogens, marijuana, pain relievers like OxyContin, and stimulants like methamphetamine, according to the survey. Crack is more popular among blacks than whites, but not by much.
Still, blacks are arrested for drug possession more than three times as often as whites, according to a 2009 report from the advocacy group Human Rights Watch.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/raci...
How do the sources for this BS gather their data? Most of the time, they ask respondents questions. This is like asking a black man if he discriminates against whites.

Guess what the answer will be. Du-u-h-h.

And then this "data" is used to make public policy? Fool.

You will believe anything if a Liberal calls it "Data".

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126411 Apr 26, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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They were found to be a quarter of a second off.
People not noticing would be the point of playing with the time. The problem was investigated when a defense attorney questioned the accuracy of the system just like they do with breathalyzers.
and you really think the quarter of a second made a difference? teh people that were running those lights would have done it anyway...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1126412 Apr 26, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Woodhead fails to understand that short yellow lights and wide intersections do not allow sufficient time to exit the intersection before the light turns red.......
and notorious red light cameras require slowing even when the light is green.....


I'm beginning to believe there are no red light cameras where he lives. It's the only explanation I can think of for his stance.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126413 Apr 26, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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because of Pennsylvania law, red light camera tickets in Philadelphia are issued by the Parking Authority and are the equivalent of parking tickets, with no license or insurance implications.......
the sole purpose is revenue generation.....
the lawbreakers should pay more of the revenue, don't you think?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126414 Apr 26, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're a real slow learner aren't you pal?
obviously not...seems you are having a hard time with this though...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126415 Apr 26, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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Look up the fifth commandment, "Honor thy father and mother". Are you saying a young girl molested by her drug addict father should honor him?
it is god's will. he has a plan for everything according to these religious freaks... that is what the bible says anyways.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126416 Apr 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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"In May 2013, the 10 News Investigators exposed how the state of Florida was reducing the length of yellow lights and increasing the number of unsuspecting drivers nabbed by red light cameras. As the scope of the investigation increased, so did its impact: the state admitted its lights were too short; yellow light minimums were extended statewide; predatory "rolling right" violations were re-examined in numerous communities, and legislative efforts to reform red light camera laws continue into 2014.
http://archive.wtsp.com/news/specials/yellowl...
It’s a battle no one in Virginia has been able to win. That is, until today, when a Norfolk judge decided to throw out the red light camera ticket of Navy sailor David Butler.
“He didn’t believe it was fair, and acquitted me of the charges,” said Butler.
Butler gives all the credit to NewsChannel 3. Our Taking Action Investigation into red-light cameras in Norfolk showed how the city shortened yellow light times on the very day enforcement started.
http://wtkr.com/2014/03/13/newschannel-3-inve...
WINTER PARK, Fla.— A Channel 9 investigation has resulted in hundreds of red-light camera tickets from Winter park getting thrown out.
Reporter Racquel Asa discovered yellow lights at half of the city’s red-light camera intersections were not long enough to allow drivers to pass through them.
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/wftv-inve...
Too many to list. However, the following article paints a good picture of the problem.
PORTLAND, Ore.– It’s not red lights Mats Jalstrom has a problem with, of course.
It’s not even red-light cameras.
What bothers the engineer is a red-light camera system in Beaverton that he says is deeply flawed, and can lead to drivers being issued unwarranted tickets.
“I don’t mind these cameras,” he said.“It’s just that they need to be implemented properly. It needs to be understood. And I think Beaverton - and even ODOT – don’t understand these.”
Jalstrom first took an interest in the cameras last spring, when his wife was mailed a $260 ticket for running a red-light in Beaverton at the intersection of Allen and Lombard.
“She ran the red light with 12-hundredths of a second,” he said.“And that's a very, very short time. And when I measured errors with my camera to be about 15-hundredths of a second. That error was greater than my wife's time stamp.”
Beaverton’s cameras, in other words, aren’t precisely timed. The software inside the cameras vary, as does the timing for flashes that collects evidence of people running red lights.
“You can't have a measuring device that has these errors that are greater than you're trying to measure,” Jalstrom.“It's just common sense.”
Fifteen-hundredths of a second is a bigger margin than you might think – it’s enough time for your car to travel 7 feet, which often can be the difference between ticket and no ticket.
Once Jarlestrom figured that out, he began a one-man crusade. Last week, he took his case to the Beaverton City Council for the 12th time.
He contends the variables in camera timing and the city’s policy of timing yellow lights to the minimum standards set by the National Institute of Traffic Engineers isn’t fair to drivers..."
http://www.katu.com/news/investigators/Did-Be...
so if they do shorten the time. people notice and they get it set up legally...and those tickets are thrown out...

good information..i was unaware of how many crooks people elect into office around the US. glad i live where i do.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1126417 Apr 26, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
On MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” Thursday, former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer blasted Fox News for its coverage of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy now that controversial comments he made about blacks and slavery have surfaced.
“I get a kick out of all these Fox guys. You know they, they invited this skunk right into their tea party, and now they can’t get the smell off fast enough,” Schweitzer said.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunte...
There is an old adage that goes like this: the truth is best told only in private amongst close friends.

Cliven Bundy found this out the hard way.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1126418 Apr 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
I really wish they would do this in California!!
DENVER (AP)— The Colorado Senate passed a statewide ban on red-light and speeding cameras despite objections from some lawmakers that the bill would decrease traffic safety.
The Senate passed the bill Monday on a 21-14 and the House will now consider it.
Supporters say the cameras are used by local governments to generate revenue, not improve safety. Sponsors of the bill also argue the cameras infringe on people's privacy.
But opponents of the bill say the cameras make streets safer while saving police time.
Ten states prohibit the use of photo radar or red-light camera enforcement.
The bill has a good chance of passing the House because Democratic Speaker Mark Ferrandino is sponsoring it.
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_25607788/senate-...
Character is defined by what you do when no one is watching.

You're black, right?

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles

#1126419 Apr 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I'm beginning to believe there are no red light cameras where he lives. It's the only explanation I can think of for his stance.
E. LA or Vernon?

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles

#1126420 Apr 26, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it is god's will. he has a plan for everything
Yes, mine does. Thanks for acknowledging god, even if yours is a turtle.:)

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1126421 Apr 26, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and you really think the quarter of a second made a difference? teh people that were running those lights would have done it anyway...
Enough to get you across the stop line.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1126422 Apr 26, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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There is an old adage that goes like this: the truth is best told only in private amongst close friends.
Cliven Bundy found this out the hard way.
So did Romney.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1126423 Apr 26, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Jesus Christ, whether you believe he was the Son of God or not, was certainly a liberal, a progressive, a true socialist.
Funny how all these asshats who claim to support the teachings of Christ actually defy his teachings in their hatred for the poor.
Jesus loved the poor. Jesus worked his entire life to bring respect to the poor.
He fed the poor, washed their feet, showed his love for them daily.
"Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven"
Yes, without the government doing it for you though.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126424 Apr 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I'm beginning to believe there are no red light cameras where he lives. It's the only explanation I can think of for his stance.
my stance is clear. as a professional driver, i am for safer streets.

obviously there is a major problem people are trying to solve here. since the american people are totally against better training and driver education, they went with the enforcement route. just because so many cities set up the systems so shabbily doesn't not mean it cannot work, as the person you your self quoted said..
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1126425 Apr 26, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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How do the sources for this BS gather their data? Most of the time, they ask respondents questions. This is like asking a black man if he discriminates against whites.
Guess what the answer will be. Du-u-h-h.
And then this "data" is used to make public policy? Fool.
You will believe anything if a Liberal calls it "Data".
seeing as how you don't even believe in data......

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126426 Apr 26, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Enough to get you across the stop line.
if yre getting into the intersection a quarter of a second before the light would have been red anyway, you were not driving safely...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1126427 Apr 26, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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There is an old adage that goes like this: the truth is best told only in private amongst close friends.
Cliven Bundy found this out the hard way.
he needed that right wing media training.

'Just don't tell anyone you're a racist! Other than the other racists.'

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126428 Apr 26, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, mine does. Thanks for acknowledging god, even if yours is a turtle.:)
wow1 you really a idiot! you just admitted your god planned for that little child to be abused...

i love watching you make an ass of yourself...it makes me laugh.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1126429 Apr 26, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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So did Romney.
roll that video Mother Jones.

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