The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 413227 comments on the Times News story from Jun 9, 2012, 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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#113507 Mar 9, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
Okay, tough guys. Grab some tissues and take a few minutes:
Two enemies discover a 'higher call' in battle
By John Blake, CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/09/living/higher-c...
INTRO:
Five days before Christmas 1943, a helpless American bomber pilot locked eyes with a German fighter pilot over the frozen skies of Europe. The German pilot spared the life of the American, and both men would reunite and become friends 50 years later. Franz Stigler and Charles Brown started the war as enemies, but during a tense wartime encounter, both men discovered a higher call.
Ahh, ain't that sweet? I wonder how many Birkenau survivors yucked it up with their former guards?

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#113508 Mar 9, 2013
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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More media spin..
"Temazepam, also known as Restoril, is known to cause insomnia and anxiety, reports MSNBC. But there are more important side effects that were not mentioned."
Tell MSNBC that Temazepam is a sleeping pill used to treat insomnia not cause it..
"According to the paramedic report, the vigilante neighborhood watch captain was on the prescription drug Temazepam, reports MSNBC com."
Once again it is taken at bedtime and Z I am sure didn't take it before the shooting occurred.. Had he he would been sound asleep instead of giving police reports..
Eagle
Oh, of course! Nobody abuses prescription drugs in America! Adderall is the MOST abused prescription drug in America. Need a citation? Millions aren't hooked on pain pills. This just never happens. So, Zimmerman took his "go fast" during the day (just like the college students who abuse it), but when he needed to come down, he took his "go night night" pill. Both of these meds have some alarming side effects, not the least of which is paranoia. Adderall is an amphetamine. Originally, it was used for weight control/loss. Notice how GZ has packed on the pounds? Maybe he stopped taking Adderall.

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#113509 Mar 9, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Ahh, ain't that sweet? I wonder how many Birkenau survivors yucked it up with their former guards?
Did you think this was to be a commonplace story? It was an exceptional show of humanity. Sheesh.

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#113510 Mar 9, 2013
What's the argument about today?

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#113511 Mar 9, 2013
Snake Eyes wrote:
Sen. Marco Rubio sabotages the economy
Instead of accepting the will of mainstream voters—even within the GOP—Rubio chooses extremism over common sense.
Sense more: http://www.examiner.com/article/sen-marco-rub...
U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7.7% as jobs grow.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jobs-49876...

Poor Man's Son
http://youtu.be/wcItfR48PcU
Reflections

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#113512 Mar 9, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Did you think this was to be a commonplace story? It was an exceptional show of humanity. Sheesh.
Has Zimmerman's dad ever offered condolences to Martins dad?

That would be a show of humanity too.

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#113513 Mar 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
What's the argument about today?
Some people want to award George Zimmerman a medal for heroism in saving the good folks of Sanford from a thug, and they want Trayvon Martin's father arrested and prosecuted for child neglect and having a girlfriend he apparently "shacked up" with. There's more, but that's an overview. And, of course, we should never bring up the fact that human beings can on occasion show compassion and humanity.

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#113514 Mar 9, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Some people want to award George Zimmerman a medal for heroism in saving the good folks of Sanford from a thug, and they want Trayvon Martin's father arrested and prosecuted for child neglect and having a girlfriend he apparently "shacked up" with. There's more, but that's an overview. And, of course, we should never bring up the fact that human beings can on occasion show compassion and humanity.
Some people would argue that the sun rises in the west and the moon is made of cheese.

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Trump 2016 and beyond

#113515 Mar 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
What's the argument about today?
Community Site Topix Sees 40 Percent Year-Over-Year Traffic Growth As Political Focus Pays Off
http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/07/topix-politi...

And one of the hottest topics on topix might very well be that our president has failed us.
After all it is all over topix, it seems, everywhere I go here lately. LOL
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#113516 Mar 9, 2013
jimmy krack korn wrote:
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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7.7% as jobs grow.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jobs-49876...
Poor Man's Son
http://youtu.be/wcItfR48PcU
Reflections
A Closer look at the numbers:

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/03...

"All is not entirely sweetness and light, though, as Brad DeLong and many others have noted. The number of MULTIPLE jobholders rose by 340,000 this month, to 7.26 million — a rise larger than the headline rise in payrolls. Which means that one way of looking at this report is to say that all of the new jobs created were second or third jobs, going to people who were already employed elsewhere.
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Many citizens may not be aware that the BLS counts the number of jobs when calculating the unemployment rate---NOT the number of people who are working.

If an individual has three jobs then the BLS counts three even though only one ACTUAL Person is working. Following it thru to its logical conclusion, there are LESS people who have jobs now, then had them last month.

Vorenus

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

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#113517 Mar 9, 2013
Freespirit8 wrote:
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Hey V, long time no see. Good post, Elizabeth is a spitfire, and exactly the kind of leader we need in office.
Hope things are going well for you.
Hi Free, yeah it's been a while, doing well, just a little busier than usual, hope you and yours are doing well too.
Yeah, Elizabeth Warner's a righteous lady.
A strong woman who actually represents her constituency,
Imagine that.....
Bright women seem to intimidate the chit out of angry old Republican men.

Speaking of strong bright and beautiful....

Republicans Hate on Ashley Judd


Hating on people is an essential part of campaigns. There are groups dedicated to it; our political parties become almost entirely consumed with hating on people every two years. A lot of money goes into it.

But when it comes to Ashley Judd, Republicans are pouring Haterade over the actress as if she had just won a bowl game.

Judd, a Democrat, may or may not challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the nation's second-most-powerful Republican, for his Kentucky Senate seat in 2014, and the GOP has gone out of its way to make even the notion of such ambitions seem ludicrous.

On Friday the National Republican Senatorial Committee cheekily announced Judd as the Republican Party's own top Senate recruit, sending reporters a fake fundraising email:
continued...
http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-hate-ashley...

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#113518 Mar 9, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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A Closer look at the numbers:
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/03...
"All is not entirely sweetness and light, though, as Brad DeLong and many others have noted. The number of MULTIPLE jobholders rose by 340,000 this month, to 7.26 million — a rise larger than the headline rise in payrolls. Which means that one way of looking at this report is to say that all of the new jobs created were second or third jobs, going to people who were already employed elsewhere.
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Many citizens may not be aware that the BLS counts the number of jobs when calculating the unemployment rate---NOT the number of people who are working.
If an individual has three jobs then the BLS counts three even though only one ACTUAL Person is working. Following it thru to its logical conclusion, there are LESS people who have jobs now, then had them last month.
I remember lots of 60 hour work weeks! Of course, they came with health insurance benefits, a pension, a 401-K, and sizable bonuses at year end. I guess 60 hours at minimum wage and no benefits, much less a bonus, beats a blank. I'd never work for "the man" again. Most of us can do better and be happier in the process figuring it out on our own than working at poverty wages on somebody else's schedule. I'd rather commit myself to a small business I owned and operated (even if it is a one woman show) than play victim to that kind of greed. It's maddening.

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#113519 Mar 9, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Community Site Topix Sees 40 Percent Year-Over-Year Traffic Growth As Political Focus Pays Off
http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/07/topix-politi...
And one of the hottest topics on topix might very well be that our president has failed us.
After all it is all over topix, it seems, everywhere I go here lately. LOL
It appears that Obama has almost finished cleaning up after eight years of republican rule and U.S. economy poised to accelerate despite the party of NO.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-...
mercury

Longview, WA

#113520 Mar 9, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Some people would argue that the sun rises in the west and the moon is made of cheese.
Good one Panic

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#113521 Mar 9, 2013
Vorenus wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Free, yeah it's been a while, doing well, just a little busier than usual, hope you and yours are doing well too.
Yeah, Elizabeth Warner's a righteous lady.
A strong woman who actually represents her constituency,
Imagine that.....
Bright women seem to intimidate the chit out of angry old Republican men.
Speaking of strong bright and beautiful....
Republicans Hate on Ashley Judd
Hating on people is an essential part of campaigns. There are groups dedicated to it; our political parties become almost entirely consumed with hating on people every two years. A lot of money goes into it.
But when it comes to Ashley Judd, Republicans are pouring Haterade over the actress as if she had just won a bowl game.
Judd, a Democrat, may or may not challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the nation's second-most-powerful Republican, for his Kentucky Senate seat in 2014, and the GOP has gone out of its way to make even the notion of such ambitions seem ludicrous.
On Friday the National Republican Senatorial Committee cheekily announced Judd as the Republican Party's own top Senate recruit, sending reporters a fake fundraising email:
continued...
http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-hate-ashley...
If Ashley gets up to speed on all the issues and feels she can find common ground with the "conservative" nature of the voters of this state, she'll make a run. I will support her over Mitch McConnell any day of the week, but I'm still reserving judgement to see who else the democrats put up for the spot and will vote for whichever one I believe is most likely to defeat Mitch McConnell. Putting him out of office is job number one.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#113522 Mar 9, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I remember lots of 60 hour work weeks! Of course, they came with health insurance benefits, a pension, a 401-K, and sizable bonuses at year end. I guess 60 hours at minimum wage and no benefits, much less a bonus, beats a blank. I'd never work for "the man" again. Most of us can do better and be happier in the process figuring it out on our own than working at poverty wages on somebody else's schedule. I'd rather commit myself to a small business I owned and operated (even if it is a one woman show) than play victim to that kind of greed. It's maddening.
If you have the ability and desire to run your own business, then you, or anybody else in that category, are the best hope for the US Economy.

However, the cost of doing business goes up with each new government regulation and mandate, which is leading employers to offer more part time jobs, to keep costs down.

Pensions in the Private Sector are a rarity now and many who have public sector pensions are in danger of them collapsing.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#113523 Mar 9, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>If Ashley gets up to speed on all the issues and feels she can find common ground with the "conservative" nature of the voters of this state, she'll make a run. I will support her over Mitch McConnell any day of the week, but I'm still reserving judgement to see who else the democrats put up for the spot and will vote for whichever one I believe is most likely to defeat Mitch McConnell. Putting him out of office is job number one.
Ashley! Way too much laundry to be washed in the Judd family! Of course that is what makes a good democrat candidate.

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#113524 Mar 9, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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If you have the ability and desire to run your own business, then you, or anybody else in that category, are the best hope for the US Economy.
However, the cost of doing business goes up with each new government regulation and mandate, which is leading employers to offer more part time jobs, to keep costs down.
Pensions in the Private Sector are a rarity now and many who have public sector pensions are in danger of them collapsing.
Only about 50% of the U.S. workforce is covered by any kind of pension today. Not good - especially when we are preparing to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. I'm working on a small self-propelled business. I once owned a small antique shop, sold on eBay - have a good "eye" and sense of what people will pay for something. It's labor intensive, but I'll use my venture for supplemental income. I don't have to operate on anybody else's schedule. I've frequently pulled all nighters, because that just seems to work for me. Because there is a lot of competition, I don't expect to get rich. That's not the point. I expect to be able to add income to help compensate for what I see coming with respect to inflation and increasing state and local taxes.

There's a blog site I just recently visited written by a very sharp young mother who is able to be home, maintain her home and spend quality time with her children - with a family of four living successfully on $14,000/yr.(below the poverty level). Very cool:

http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/p/blog-pag...

We're a very wasteful society. We need to recycle more and discard less. I've got one daughter who has learned VERY well from her mother how to have what you need for less, who credits her mom when friends talk about how charming and warm her home is, one who is always struggling from failure to heed sage advice, and another who is in between;-) Something about horses and water.

We need government to back off the regulations for small businesses ($250,000 or below in gross income). We also need to break up monopoly businesses that gouge consumers because laws and regulations prohibit entrepreneurial efforts to enter the market. State regulations are every bit as daunting as Federal regulations in some cases. But, I agree with you that we have to grow jobs ourselves and stop expecting corporate America will ever be the same with the shift to a global economy. We just have to produce for each other right here in America. Buy local. I don't need or want my food to come from China.

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#113525 Mar 9, 2013
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>Ashley! Way too much laundry to be washed in the Judd family! Of course that is what makes a good democrat candidate.
I don't judge people based on what others do or don't do. "Every tub sits on its' own bottom" (grandmother)

Ashley Judd wasn't raised in a family of privilege in her younger life. She has a connection with and an understanding of struggle. I happen to appreciate that she does. Besides, she really is quite intelligent.

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#113526 Mar 9, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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If you have the ability and desire to run your own business, then you, or anybody else in that category, are the best hope for the US Economy.
However, the cost of doing business goes up with each new government regulation and mandate, which is leading employers to offer more part time jobs, to keep costs down.
Pensions in the Private Sector are a rarity now and many who have public sector pensions are in danger of them collapsing.
Government regulation or profit motive? Debatable. Some of this is a matter of business ethics. There has been a shift to the extent that employers don't feel any obligation to employees and unions aren't there to remind them of it. Same pie - far fewer slices.

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