Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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"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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Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1136767 May 15, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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We always have an increase of vets after any war They did not decide to deal with this influx the way the current VA has.
This group of Vets didn't suddenly happen but has occurred over 10 years, so I am not buying this was sudden and unforeseen.
The VA has some answering to do and the excuse making does not change any of it.
Again, without the wars, the overcrowding would be significantly less. So you agree that the Bush administration should have expanded the VA system when they decided to go into two wars & yet they neglected to do so.
These hidden lists did not affect the care given at the VA. They hid the actual severity of the actual backlog. The VA hospitals were under great pressure to improve their backlogs. Some chose to cheat the system by using gimmicks to hide the extended times it took to get appointments.
Congress knew about how severe the backlogs were & few steps were taken to help the problem. It was unfortunate that some chose to cheat the system to overstate improvement.
This should be investigate to find out who cheated the system but also to find a way either to increase the capacity at the VA hospitals or send the soldiers to private care at government expense.
When people talk about cutting entitlement spending, they include the VA system. The costs from the Vietnam War have not yet peaked. We also have climbing costs from Desert Storm, Afghanistan & Iraq.
So Iraq & Afghanistan are relevant to the backlogs at the VA hospitals.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1136768 May 15, 2014
Ms Praskins wrote:
<quoted text> Your continued lowlife banter, subsidized by government handouts, should be one of the first cuts from the Liar-in-Chief's budget. Do you actually kiss your illegitimate children with that rancid mouth of yours?
Hey numbnuts, you shouldn't judge others by your own personal life and experiences.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1136770 May 15, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
How so with Roe v. Wade in place?
Wow. ThIs right whiner is now claiming Republicans are not passing laws to limit the availability of abortions.

Just how stupid can you get.

“Stop child soldiers ”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1136771 May 15, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to propose new rules on “net neutrality,” and asked the public to comment. As soon as the FCC voted, along party lines, to propose the rules, Twitter was flooded with responses about what the proposal means for the Internet.

The net neutrality plan would among other things ban Internet providers from blocking Web sites. It may also result in letting those providers charge sites for faster delivery of service. That has sparked worries the rules could result in “fast lanes” for companies that pay, and that smaller companies would be shut out.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, an appointee of President Barack Obama’s, said the proposal asks whether and how to prevent paid prioritization.

But there was lots of skepticism after the vote, as well as before.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/20...
Ms Praskins

Palm Coast, FL

#1136772 May 15, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>So you admit to copping the identity? That was easy. Now as to where you got your inside info about baby mommas in general and me in particular? Outa' your dumbass like everything else I guess.
A filthy mouth like yours deserves what pops out of the oven from your multitude of drug-addicted babydaddies. Begone, slut!
Ms Praskins

Palm Coast, FL

#1136773 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Now what was it you were talking about other peoples personal lives again??Hypocrite, You idiots on the right just cannot help your dumbazzed selves.
You idiots on the wrong are just that.
Ms Praskins

Palm Coast, FL

#1136774 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Hey numbnuts, you shouldn't judge others by your own personal life and experiences.
No wonder you've even been barred from Red Lobster.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1136775 May 15, 2014
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Quaoar: Planetoid Beyond Pluto
By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | May 09, 2014 03:11am ET
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Pin It An artist's conception of Quaoar and its small moon Weywot.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
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Quaoar is a planetoid that lies beyond Pluto's orbit in the solar system. Its discovery in 2002, as well as subsequent discoveries of other small worlds, led to a new classification and the redefinition of Pluto as a "dwarf planet." Quaoar is probably massive enough to be considered a dwarf planet, but it has not been classified as such yet.

Quaoar lurks in the Kuiper Belt, a group of icy objects beyond Neptune. It is about 42 astronomical units, or Earth-sun distances, away. That's about 4 billion miles (6 billion km)— a billion kilometers more distant than Neptune. It takes about 288 years for Quaoar to go once around the sun in a roughly circular orbit.

Mike Brown and Chadwick Trujillo of the California Institute of Technology found Quaoar using a 48-inch telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California. It showed up as an 18.5-magnitude object moving against the background stars in the constellation Ophiuchus. They suggested the name Quaoar [pronounced kwa-o-ar] after a creation god of the Native American Tongva tribe — the original inhabitants of the Los Angeles basin where Caltech is located. According to legend, Quaoar "came down from heaven; and, after reducing chaos to order, laid out the world on the back of seven giants. He then created the lower animals, and then mankind."

Around the time of its discovery, the Hubble Space Telescope measured the object and found that its diameter was about 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) making it larger than the asteroid Ceres but smaller than Pluto.(Subsequent measurements have found it was slightly less than that, at about 1,092 km or 679 miles.)

"Quaoar is greater in volume than all known asteroids combined. Researchers suspect it's made mostly of low-density ices mixed with rock, not unlike the makeup of a comet. If so, Quaoar's mass is probably only one-third that of the asteroid belt," NASA wrote at the time.

In 2007, Brown announced that Quaoar had a tiny moon. Named for the sky god Weywot, son of Quaoar, the moon is estimated to have only one two-thousandth the mass of its parent. Weywot is likely the result of a collision with Quaoar and another object, Brown wrote.

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1136776 May 15, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Wow. ThIs right whiner is now claiming Republicans are not passing laws to limit the availability of abortions.
Just how stupid can you get.
He didn't 'claim' anything moran! He asked a question.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1136777 May 15, 2014
Ms Praskins wrote:
<quoted text> Lying fake teachers who give birth to illegitimate children by bottom-feeding babydaddies in order to collect more government assistance should be denied internet access. That would mean you, a perverted leech upon society.
Carol, Waxman is dissing you again. Any response?

“Stop child soldiers ”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1136778 May 15, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, without the wars, the overcrowding would be significantly less. So you agree that the Bush administration should have expanded the VA system when they decided to go into two wars & yet they neglected to do so.
These hidden lists did not affect the care given at the VA. They hid the actual severity of the actual backlog. The VA hospitals were under great pressure to improve their backlogs. Some chose to cheat the system by using gimmicks to hide the extended times it took to get appointments.
Congress knew about how severe the backlogs were & few steps were taken to help the problem. It was unfortunate that some chose to cheat the system to overstate improvement.
This should be investigate to find out who cheated the system but also to find a way either to increase the capacity at the VA hospitals or send the soldiers to private care at government expense.
When people talk about cutting entitlement spending, they include the VA system. The costs from the Vietnam War have not yet peaked. We also have climbing costs from Desert Storm, Afghanistan & Iraq.
So Iraq & Afghanistan are relevant to the backlogs at the VA hospitals.
Hello Dave, Obama has been POTUS for five and half years and you keep pretending-when it is convenient--that he isn't.

Also the Congress is in charge of the budget. The Dems have been in control of the Senate for 7 1/2 years--maybe you should ask them why this wasn't a concern.

The Secretary in charge of the VA disagrees with you. He states he is appalled that some may have died waiting care.

No one has ever made the claim that wars do not create Vets--Dave. The argument is that this is the first time VA employees cooked the books to meet their quotas.
Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1136779 May 15, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Draft dodging girl scout say what?
Sorry grampa, the draft ended long before my time you delusional commie boy.

So what have you done today that is useful?

Made dozens of posts on Topix with your VPN?

bawaaahhhh!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1136780 May 15, 2014
Ms Praskins wrote:
<quoted text> No wonder you've even been barred from Red Lobster.
We all knew that was your brand of stupid Waxturd. Retard. Then cry the loudest when busted..What a freak show you are.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1136781 May 15, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
How so with Roe v. Wade in place?
Abortion clinics are closing in droves if you haven't noticed__many state legislatures are placing undue burdens on the clinics.

The last clinic in Toledo Ohio__a good sized city is closing because it's hospital affiliation while nearby is out of state..

Simply put__R v Wade protects the woman's right not the clinic's.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1136782 May 15, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He didn't 'claim' anything moran! He asked a question.
How did you get here from Pluto so fast. Little man.

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1136783 May 15, 2014
( Phys.org )—A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the urban heat island effect and increasing cooling demands.
"We found that waste heat from air conditioning systems was maximum during the day but the mean effect was negligible near the surface. However, during the night, heat emitted from air conditioning systems increased the mean air temperature by more than 1 degree Celsius (almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit) for some urban locations," said Francisco Salamanca, a post-doctoral research scientist at Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.
The research is presented in the paper, "Anthropogenic Heating of the Urban Environment due to Air Conditioning," published in the March 6 issue of Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres.
Salamanca, the lead author of the paper, is joined by Matei Georgescu, an assistant professor in ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and a senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability; Alex Mahalov, The Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at ASU; Mohamed Moustaoui, an associate professor in ASU's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; and Meng Wang, a graduate student also in ASU's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. All five authors are affiliated with ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Global Institute of Sustainability.
The paper focuses on the anthropogenic contribution of air conditioning systems on air temperature, and examines the electricity consumption for the rapidly expanding Phoenix metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolitan area in the US. Phoenix is located within the semiarid Sonoran desert and because of its harsh summertime conditions makes considerable use of air conditioning systems.
To keep people cool, air conditioning (AC) systems can consume more than 50 percent of total electricity during extreme heat and put a strain on electrical grids. Cooling demands for rapidly expanding urban areas like Phoenix are likely to increase considerably during the next several decades. To address future energy needs in a sustainable manner, the researchers determined it was essential to study current AC demand and assess AC waste heat.
For this investigation, researchers used a physics based modeling system to evaluate the impact of heat emission from air conditioning systems on air temperature. This physically based dynamic approach has the advantage of taking into account both urban scenarios, such as the size and shapes of buildings, and climatic factors, such as temperature and wind speed, when the energy consumption is calculated. This approach is necessary given the inherent feedbacks associated with AC systems. For example, hot summer nights will lead to increased air conditioning demand, which in turn will output additional waste heat into the environment, leading to further increase in AC demand, resulting in a positive feedback loop.
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Nostrilis Waxman

Simsbury, CT

#1136784 May 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, Waxman is dissing you again. Any response?
Grey Ghost just made his 100th post with his new sock. That is the biggest achievement this Obama boy has done in a month.

He loves the Food Stamp McJobs president!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1136785 May 15, 2014
he authors simulated a 10-day period, covering ten extreme heat days from July 10 to 19 of 2009. They used the non-hydrostatic version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model coupled to the Noah land surface model to analyze the contribution of AC systems on air temperature. To evaluate the ability of WRF to reproduce the near-surface climatology, eleven weather stations maintained by the National Weather Service and the Arizona Meteorological Network were used.
This research shows that release of waste heat raises the outdoor temperature and as a result increases the electricity consumption needed for cooling. The analysis of this feedback required using a building energy model and an atmospheric model that were dynamically coupled. The atmospheric model supplied the building energy model with the outdoor air temperature, outdoor air humidity and the boundary conditions for the temperature calculation for building walls and roofs. The building energy model then provided the atmospheric model with the heat fluxes associated with the energy consumption of AC systems within the buildings.
They found that the effect of the AC systems was more important during the night due to the limited depth of the urban boundary layer. The effect is stronger from late afternoon to early morning. A smaller quantity of excess AC systems heat ejected during the night can increase the air temperature more compared to a greater quantity released during the daytime when the hot sun is beating down.
"Our work demonstrates one Celsius degree (almost 2 F) local heating of urban atmospheres in hot and dry cities due to air conditioning use at nighttime. This increase in outside air temperature in turn results in additional demands for air conditioning," Salamanca said. "Sustainable development and optimization of electricity consumption in cities would require turning 'wasted heat' from AC into 'useful energy' which can be utilized inside houses for various purposes including, for example, water heaters. Implementing this mitigation strategy would achieve several objectives: successfully reducing the urban heat island temperature by one-Celsius degree at night, reducing AC electricity consumption on a city scale and providing a real example of urban climate mitigation."
With regard to economic impacts, it is estimated for the Phoenix metropolitan area that successfully reducing the urban heat island temperature with this strategy would result in at least 1200-1300 MWh of direct energy savings per day alone.
According to the US Department of Energy, summertime extreme-heat days are projected to become more frequent and intense as a result of climate change, presenting significant challenges for the energy sector and electric grid. Reliable methods are needed for forecasting energy demands that can help to inform and assist in the future planning of sustainable energy needs of rapidly growing urban areas.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1136786 May 15, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Dave, Obama has been POTUS for five and half years and you keep pretending-when it is convenient--that he isn't.
Also the Congress is in charge of the budget. The Dems have been in control of the Senate for 7 1/2 years--maybe you should ask them why this wasn't a concern.
The Secretary in charge of the VA disagrees with you. He states he is appalled that some may have died waiting care.
No one has ever made the claim that wars do not create Vets--Dave. The argument is that this is the first time VA employees cooked the books to meet their quotas.
VA health care has been a disaster for at least 50 years, ask any WWII Vet. It never mattered to right wing whiners until they smelled a chance to pin it on Obama. Now you immoral opportunists are using our injured military for political posturing. Disgusting.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1136787 May 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry grampa, the draft ended long before my time you delusional commie boy.
So what have you done today that is useful?
Made dozens of posts on Topix with your VPN?
bawaaahhhh!
Soo you are an admitted coward. I will say again I only post as GHOST. you paranoid freak of a man.

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