The President has failed us

There are 20 comments on the Jun 9, 2012, Times News story titled The President has failed us. In it, Times News reports that:

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election.

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#250890 Mar 18, 2014
Priceless wrote:
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You really need to get over your fear of things you don't understand or have ever seen or touched.
You know, God, Tits; more than likely the beach or even trees for that matter.
I see you're working on another 18-20hr shift here on topix.
Rock on Cripple!
i do not fear proven myths like man made gods......why would you think i do?

“I be me, and you are...”

Level 6

Since: Dec 06

in a city...

#250891 Mar 18, 2014
Sub track ed...Run around a while...better than tobe who is HE????

Had a friend an aquaaintense...to be on a burning ship and off you go but don't stress that fact ???

Where did he go to...

Pinky swear at some stranded hill where my home was there was no shore there was no water...

To be under...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#250892 Mar 18, 2014
Jaxxon wrote:
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Hey woodtick, don't tell anyone, but this thing is really just getting started.
We're not going to go to war with Russia if it can be avoided, so our first options are economic and diplomatic sanctions.
These options take some time to take full effect and the full set of potential sanctions haven't even been implemented yet.
Going forward, Russia will be in a much weakened position and any future aggression can be expected to be met more forcefully.
Russia will not be allowed to annex more of Europe without meeting stiff opposition and every step brings us closer to the point where a military option will be all that's left.
the Crimea isn't anywhere near Europe...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#250893 Mar 18, 2014
Jaxxon wrote:
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Putin will have to deal with growing opposition at home too.
50,000 anti-government protesters occupied central Moscow this weekend to voice their opposition to the invasion of Crimea.
It was the largest demonstration in Russia since Putin cracked down on the opposition a couple of years back.
Such protests and a strong undercurrent of anti-Putin sentiment can only be expected to grow.
50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-moscow-protes...
just one of the many things that will lead to the breakup of the russian state into regional entities within twenty years from now...

make no mistake about this...Russia is a failed state. these regions we are talking about as states (nations) will not be here in twenty years , for the most part...

“I be me, and you are...”

Level 6

Since: Dec 06

in a city...

#250894 Mar 18, 2014
Musikalisch

Hey and that Putin he isn't American made is he?

Be a bit harder to klnock him off or out these days don't you think as much as they couldn't rid themselves of BUSH???

CLocked in he did 8 years too and after daddyo had been too a President...
It must run in Family...

United Leaderships...

Pffffffffffffff..

“Try Reuters.”

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Since: Mar 07

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#250896 Mar 18, 2014
Priceless wrote:
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"buy Scott tissue by the 1000 sheet twelve packs"
The best part is you don't even realize what a colossally retarded thing that was to say. Definitely validates the fact you either live in a motel or an institution.
My guess is the latter.
Priceless!
Zzzzzzzzzzz. You should avoid using the term "retarded" in light of your own family circumstances. It's rude and unnecessary, and it doesn't apply here. I LOVE shopping at Costco periodically. We finally have one close by. Waste not, want not. I have the space and storage and refrigeration/freezers to buy in bulk and keep costs down. It's what smart Americans do. Of course, as a one percenter, you probably never learned to be frugal. LOL

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#250897 Mar 18, 2014
Scotland is gearing up to secede from the UK....

must be wrong....nothing should ever change....

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#250898 Mar 18, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you need a life the rest of us do not have to support.
in other words, you failed as a human and we have to clean up after you...
flame that, titty waitress...
She was a titty waitress.

Below is the proof. She was caught pretending to be her sister Brianna so just connect the dots and you'll see it was her all the time.

Brianna aka Diamond II
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chandler-az/T...

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#250899 Mar 18, 2014
American Lady wrote:
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I bet you want to take away the 5th amendment to the US Constitution now.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#250900 Mar 18, 2014
Jaxxon wrote:
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Putin will have to deal with growing opposition at home too.
50,000 anti-government protesters occupied central Moscow this weekend to voice their opposition to the invasion of Crimea.
It was the largest demonstration in Russia since Putin cracked down on the opposition a couple of years back.
Such protests and a strong undercurrent of anti-Putin sentiment can only be expected to grow.
50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-moscow-protes...
Good. How do you get rid of a Russian Dictator?

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Since: Jan 13

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#250901 Mar 18, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
Scotland is gearing up to secede from the UK....
must be wrong....nothing should ever change....
That's just a stupid thing to say.

No way around it.

Scotland is following the prescribed legal process and with the full involvement of all parties.

Crimea held a flash referendum, while the region was illegally occupied by the country that wanted to annex them (Russia) and with no option to avoid joining the Russian Federation on the ballot.

Even you can't believe such a comparison exists.

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Since: Jan 13

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#250902 Mar 18, 2014
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Good. How do you get rid of a Russian Dictator?
"How do you get rid of a Russian Dictator?"

No one is quite sure.

A Russian dictator has never been replaced without another stepping in to fill his place.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#250903 Mar 18, 2014
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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She was a titty waitress.
Below is the proof. She was caught pretending to be her sister Brianna so just connect the dots and you'll see it was her all the time.
Brianna aka Diamond II
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chandler-az/T...
well, if her bastard isld enough to be in jail already i guess that is expected...no wonder she never answered me about when her only asset would fail her and the rest of society would have to take care of her...the sag of her boobs had already taken place...

so sad...

there is an award winning novel by a first time writer out there called "Girlchild" by tupelo hassmen...reminds me of her...

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#250904 Mar 18, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the Crimea isn't anywhere near Europe...
You sure about that?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#250905 Mar 18, 2014
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Good. How do you get rid of a Russian Dictator?
wait for the failed state to crash...

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#250906 Mar 18, 2014
Putin is a tyrant, not a democratic leader. Hereís whyÖ

POLITICAL OPINION

A disturbing trend among some libertarians and conservatives has been to make excuses for Vladimir Putin and his actions in Ukraine. A distaste for Western intervention and the popularity of a world leader whose macho persona begs to be satirized online has probably helped to fuel a sympathetic narrative of the Russian leader and his actions in Crimea. A common criticism levied against those opposed to Russian intervention in Ukraine is that Putin was democratically elected. The narrative has become
so detached from reality, it is time to put it to bed.

Putin has been elected several times in a slew of kangaroo elections. After serving as Prime Minister from 1999-2000, Putin was elected President. To appease widespread disapproval of his leadership, Putin allowed his colleague Dmitri Medvedev to run for president in 2008 while he returned to the Prime Minister position. In 2012, Medvedev allowed Putin to return the presidency. Regardless of which office he was holding, Putin has remained in control of Russia.

In 2012 Putin returned to the presidency amid allegations of widespread election fraud and massive protests. Anti-Putin protesters were forcibly detained. Tough crackdowns against political protesters have become a hallmark of the Putin regime.

In 2009 attorney Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were gunned down in broad daylight only a half mile from the Kremlin. Markelov was defending Chechens who had been brutalized by Russian troops and disparaged by the Russian media. Baburova was a journalist critical of Putin and Russian policies towards the Chechens. Baburova became the 15th journalist to be murdered since Putinís reign began. The murders of Putinís political opposition are never truly investigated.

Another famed victim of Putinís media purge was Anna Politkovskaya. A staunch critic of Putin and an internationally acclaimed journalist, Politkovskaya was executed in the light of day on Putinís birthday in 2006. Her book Putinís Russia detailed an authoritarian regime and human rights violations committed against Chechens in their ongoing conflict with Russia.

In 2006, another high-profile death marred the image of the Putin regime. Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence officer, fled persecution from Russia and sought asylum in the United Kingdom. Litvinenko had accused Putin of pedophilia. It soon became clear that Litvinenko had been poisoned with a rare form of plutonium. In his dying statement, Litvinenko had a message for Putin:ďYou may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me but to beloved Russia and its people.Ē

Though British officials believed they knew Russian intelligence was behind the assassination, they failed in their attempt to extradite the intelligence officer they believed responsible. Just one more name on the long line of murderers that Putinís regime has never been held accountable for.

Putin has ruled through fear and intimidation. He has openly conducted the Russian state as an instrument of political murder. He has imprisoned protesters and presided over laws which violate human rights.

He has exerted that very same dominance over neighboring states, especially in Ukraine. In fact, Russia has already cracked down on Ukrainian independent media.

Putin is not a democratic leader and he is not a man of the people. 73% of Russians are opposed to the military intervention in Ukraine. It may be Putinís most unpopular move to date amongst the Russian people. Americans should be careful not to accept Kremlin propaganda on face value. Putinís actions reflect his desire to expand the iron grasp of Russia to former Soviet states, not the benevolent intervention of a man of the people.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#250907 Mar 18, 2014

“Try Reuters.”

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Since: Mar 07

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#250908 Mar 18, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>jax...why is russia trying to regain its power over its former satellites such a surprise to you?
did you not think this would happen? most people in the know knew it would most likely happen.
is there anything you really think the US or anyone else can do to stop this?
so you think that russia should have interfered when the US invaded Iraq?
Do you believe Russia is a match for U.S. military capability? You do know that their armies fell to h*ll, and we have long been concerned about the transference and movement of nuclear weapons after the break-up. RIght?

We CAN do something to stop this. The real question is what will be most effective without further escalating a cold war. It's not an easy call, and another question America should ask is if WE should lead any military effort. Who stands to be most affected by Russian aggression? What do our allies in Europe want to do about this?

Money and military capability? BANKRUPTCY led to the collapse:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_S...

Several Soviet Socialist Republics began resisting central control, and increasing democratization led to a weakening of the central government. The USSR's trade gap progressively emptied the coffers of the union, leading to eventual bankruptcy. The Soviet Union finally collapsed in 1991 when Boris Yeltsin seized power in the aftermath of a failed coup that had attempted to topple reform-minded Gorbachev.
(cont.)

..........
And, how does Russia's economy look today?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-...

Putin signs Crimea treaty, pledges not to seize other Ukraine regions
Russian government admits economy in crisis as Ukraine weighs

By Darya Korsunskaya and Lidia Kelly

MOSCOW Mon Mar 17, 2014

(Reuters)- Russia's government acknowledged for the first time on Monday that the economy was in crisis, undermining earlier attempts by officials to suggest albeit weakening growth could weather sanctions over Ukraine.

Moscow markets wait to see the full scale of western measures over the seizure of Ukraine's Crimea and support of its referendum to join Russia, after losing billions of dollars in recent weeks in state and corporate money.(cont.)

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Fremont, CA

#250909 Mar 18, 2014
Tinka wrote:
Musikalisch
Hey and that Putin he isn't American made is he?
Be a bit harder to klnock him off or out these days don't you think as much as they couldn't rid themselves of BUSH???
CLocked in he did 8 years too and after daddyo had been too a President...
It must run in Family...
United Leaderships...
Pffffffffffffff..
Putin is Russia's President.

He'll be in office until 2018. They have six-year terms now.

I don't see any comparison between our presidential elections and Russia's.

“I be me, and you are...”

Level 6

Since: Dec 06

in a city...

#250912 Mar 18, 2014
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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I bet you want to take away the 5th amendment to the US Constitution now.
Maybe someone wants to take out the Elements...

http://chemistry.about.com/od/historyofchemis...

that actually seems like a cool site the Chinese added wood and metal...So for us 7 and hey maybe they will adopt as well...
American Children...LOL Maybe Europe will step in and take some HOME>>>

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