The President has failed us

The President has failed us

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

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Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#154097 Jul 1, 2013
George W. Bush Defends PRISM:'I Put That Program In Place To Protect The Country'

The Huffington Post | By Luke Johnson
Posted: 07/01/2013

Former President George W. Bush defended PRISM, the Internet spying program that began under his administration but remained secret until The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed its existence last month.

"I put that program in place to protect the country. One of the certainties was that civil liberties were guaranteed," Bush told CNN in an interview airing Monday. "I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance."

PRISM began under Bush in 2007 and has continued under the Obama administration. The program allows the National Security Administration to collect internet and email data from the nation's biggest technology companies.

Bush spoke with CNN from Zambia, where he and his wife, Laura, are renovating a health clinic. The comments were his first since news about PRISM was made public, and his reflexive, nonspecific defense of the program will likely add to critics' case that it was approved with little oversight or debate.

Bush also said that Edward Snowden, who leaked the existence of the program to the newspapers and is currently believed to be in the transit zone of the Moscow airport, had harmed national security.

When asked if he is a traitor, Bush said, "I know he damaged the country."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/geor...
Internet Investigator

Kenmore, WA

#154099 Jul 1, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
George W. Bush Defends PRISM:'I Put That Program In Place To Protect The Country'
The Huffington Post | By Luke Johnson
Posted: 07/01/2013
Former President George W. Bush defended PRISM, the Internet spying program that began under his administration but remained secret until The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed its existence last month.
"I put that program in place to protect the country. One of the certainties was that civil liberties were guaranteed," Bush told CNN in an interview airing Monday. "I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance."
PRISM began under Bush in 2007 and has continued under the Obama administration. The program allows the National Security Administration to collect internet and email data from the nation's biggest technology companies.
Bush spoke with CNN from Zambia, where he and his wife, Laura, are renovating a health clinic. The comments were his first since news about PRISM was made public, and his reflexive, nonspecific defense of the program will likely add to critics' case that it was approved with little oversight or debate.
Bush also said that Edward Snowden, who leaked the existence of the program to the newspapers and is currently believed to be in the transit zone of the Moscow airport, had harmed national security.
When asked if he is a traitor, Bush said, "I know he damaged the country."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/geor...
I noticed you stole your avatar pic from another "Roseanne McLoughlin" who writes poetry from Earth, Texas. Have you no shame?

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Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#154100 Jul 1, 2013
Internet Investigator wrote:
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I noticed you stole your avatar pic from another "Roseanne McLoughlin" who writes poetry from Earth, Texas. Have you no shame?
I didn't steal anyone's avatar, you miserable SOB.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

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Since: Jan 08

United States

#154105 Jul 1, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Obama was a bad choice of therapeutics for our failing nation. He failed as a cure for it.
Plain and simple.
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>How silly. Do you think Mitt Romney's reverse Robin Hood was a cure for anything? It might have been a quick cure for representative democracy though - something we are still fighting to put back to action through the most "do nothing" Congress this nation has ever had.
Why are you ignoring this? You're focused on The President without holding Congress accountable, or if you do hold them accountable, you almost never mention it in your posts. It's always about communists, Marxists, traitors, libs, and the President. OMG, nutcase. Do you not recognize what a dupe you are? Is this ALL about your racism and hatred? What else can account for your seeming inability to comprehend how Republican obstructionism and far right lunacy has hijacked American principles of compromise - the art of the deal so to speak (not the book - the historical practice of Congress)? We always had two parties, but they have hitherto been able to find common ground in promoting this country's best interest for her people.
Today's representatives are financially bound to the corporatists who funded their campaigns. This is no loyalty to the American people. It's maddening, but it isn't a function of who sits in the Oval office. At a minimum, at least acknowledge that reality. Barack Obama can have the best Plan in the world, and if he can't get it through both Houses, he cannot sign it into law. That is what we are dealing with today. Every task he can accomplish via EO will only leave you calling him dictator. How can he fulfill his commitment to the majority of voters under that scenario? You tell us - IF you know.
Disagree....Not silly at all.
Obama was a bad choice of therapeutics for our failing nation. He failed as a cure for it.
Plain and simple.
Opinion based on what already has transpired.
It is what Obama is doing now that counts and not what anybody else was saying or proposing then including Romney.
He is an epic failure.
higgans

Marion, IN

#154106 Jul 1, 2013
positronium wrote:
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Obama was a bad choice of therapeutics for our failing nation. He failed as a cure for it.
Plain and simple.
<quoted text>Disagree....Not silly at all.
Obama was a bad choice of therapeutics for our failing nation. He failed as a cure for it.
Plain and simple.
Opinion based on what already has transpired.
It is what Obama is doing now that counts and not what anybody else was saying or proposing then including Romney.
He is an epic failure.
posi, folks like NTR, who see only two choices!, both blames the PAST FG ABUSES and PRAISES the current FG ABUSES!!??!!

then, they bring in BS 'negatives' that can NEVER be proved. such as 1) we would be worse off without Obama and his 'efforts' and, now, 2) Romney would have been worse!

we need these clairvoyants IN CHARGE! NOW!!lol

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Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#154108 Jul 1, 2013
US surveillance has ‘expanded’ under Obama, says Bush’s NSA director

The former director of the US National Security Agency has indicated that surveillance programs have “expanded” under Barack Obama’s time in office and said the spy agency has more powers now than when he was in command.

http://deadlinelive.info/2013/06/10/us-survei...
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#154109 Jul 1, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>How silly. Do you think Mitt Romney's reverse Robin Hood was a cure for anything? It might have been a quick cure for representative democracy though - something we are still fighting to put back to action through the most "do nothing" Congress this nation has ever had.
Why are you ignoring this? You're focused on The President without holding Congress accountable, or if you do hold them accountable, you almost never mention it in your posts. It's always about communists, Marxists, traitors, libs, and the President. OMG, nutcase. Do you not recognize what a dupe you are? Is this ALL about your racism and hatred? What else can account for your seeming inability to comprehend how Republican obstructionism and far right lunacy has hijacked American principles of compromise - the art of the deal so to speak (not the book - the historical practice of Congress)? We always had two parties, but they have hitherto been able to find common ground in promoting this country's best interest for her people.
Today's representatives are financially bound to the corporatists who funded their campaigns. This is no loyalty to the American people. It's maddening, but it isn't a function of who sits in the Oval office. At a minimum, at least acknowledge that reality. Barack Obama can have the best Plan in the world, and if he can't get it through both Houses, he cannot sign it into law. That is what we are dealing with today. Every task he can accomplish via EO will only leave you calling him dictator. How can he fulfill his commitment to the majority of voters under that scenario? You tell us - IF you know.
Getting things through Congress is part of being President. That Obama can't do that is a sign he's not very good at his job. Other presidents have done it, some even when having the opposition party controlling both houses of Congress! What's Obama's problem?

I'll answer my own question: Obama is inexperienced, confrontational (i.e. doesn't know how to compromise) and basically just incompetent. It's not his fault, however. He was elected simply for being black, even though his background was strictly amateur, radical and light-weight. He is smart and educated, but that's true of tens of millions of people. There is something to be said for real-world experience. He has none at all.

Yes, it's easy to compare Obama to communist and socialist. But since his father was the former and he is the latter, it's only a small stretch. Libs like you jump immediately to the "everyone who opposed Obama is a racist". That's an even bigger stretch. However, it does show how desperate you libs have become to defend Obama's crumbling presidency.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#154111 Jul 1, 2013
It's not looking good at the Trayvon Martin trial. So far it heavily favors Zimmerman. I thought he was the cause of this whole thing, but now I'm not so sure. However, there are still lots of witnesses and the ever-important forensics. If those tend to corroborate Zim, it could go his way.

It's early though. I thought Z caused this by playing Junior G-Man and appearing threatening to Trayvon. But if Z just got out of his car to verify an address and was jumped, it could be that T was the aggressor. Either way, it was a stupid scene involving two people who misread each other badly.

I still want to know what Z was doing with a gun while performing neighborhood watch. That's supposed to be a no-no.(Why not a taser, stun gun or pepper spray?) His not following that rule surely made this a fatal encounter. But was it illegal or just damn stupid?

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Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#154112 Jul 1, 2013
Internet Investigator wrote:
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See, your little trick of putting the wrong age and names up in online public profiles won't work Rose.
Thought no one would notice perhaps?
You were born in June, 1949 Rose.
So how can you be 74?
2013-1949= 64
Lying again Rose?
To throw people off your track?
Your whole life and very existence a lie Rose.
Why?
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I don't know what your game is or what you hope to accomplish, but your stalking and harassment has been reported.

This is off topic and blatant harassment.

I am not 74 years old however and never lied about a damn thing. Your research is flawed, and you're making a huge mistake with this nonstop stalking.

Now back off MOFO or deal with the authorities.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#154113 Jul 1, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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I don't know what your game is or what you hope to accomplish, but your stalking and harassment has been reported.
This is off topic and blatant harassment.
I am not 74 years old however and never lied about a damn thing. Your research is flawed, and you're making a huge mistake with this nonstop stalking.
Now back off MOFO or deal with the authorities.
I agree with Rose on this one. That looks like some kind of weirdo stalker post. This is an anonymous blog. It's that way just to prevent this kind of personal snooping.

Even X-man should be protected from this kind of thing, despite his claim to be more transparent than everyone else!

I don't know anything about any of you and I expect to keep it that way. Even if you claim good things about yourself (that you're an "expert" on this & that, etc) that's irrelevant, as nobody can prove if it's true or not.
monkee go back keyna

Wilkes Barre, PA

#154115 Jul 1, 2013
We got are guns and are religion. We dare that commie from keyna and his monkees come take them away.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#154116 Jul 1, 2013
Good Afternoon *Patriots*:)

COPY/pasted from another poster:

The day finally arrived; Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed and Forrest approaches the Gatekeeper.

St. Peter says, "Well, Forrest, it's certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we've been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven."

Forrest responds, "It shor is good to be here , St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever tolt me about any entrance exam. Shor hope the test ain't too hard; life was a big enough test as it was." St. Peter goes on, "Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.

First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T?

Second: How many seconds are there in a year?

Third: What is God's first name?"

Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up and says, "Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers."

Forrest says, "Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begin with the letter "T"? Shucks, that one's easy. That'd be Today and Tomorrow.

The Saint's eyes open wide and he exclaims, "Forrest, that's not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I didn't specify, so I'll give you credit for that answer.

How about the next one?" asks St. Peter "How many seconds in a year?" "Now that one's harder," says Forrest, "but I thunk and thunk about that and I guess the only answer can be twelve." Astounded, St. Peter says, "Twelve? Twelve!? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"

Forrest says "Shucks, there's gotta be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd......." "Hold it, " interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you're going with this, and I see your point, though that wasn't quite what I had in mind..... but I'll have to give you credit for that one, too.

Let's go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name"?

"Sure", Forrest replied, "its Howard." "Howard?!" exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St. Peter. "Ok, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Howard as the first name of God?"

"Shucks, that was the easiest one of all, " Forrest replied. "Don't you know the Our Father? Our father who art in heaven, Howard be thy name..."

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates and said: "Run Forrest, run."

~-~

;~D
Intrnet Investigator

Kenmore, WA

#154117 Jul 1, 2013
web of truths wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with Rose on this one. That looks like some kind of weirdo stalker post. This is an anonymous blog. It's that way just to prevent this kind of personal snooping.
Even X-man should be protected from this kind of thing, despite his claim to be more transparent than everyone else!
I don't know anything about any of you and I expect to keep it that way. Even if you claim good things about yourself (that you're an "expert" on this & that, etc) that's irrelevant, as nobody can prove if it's true or not.
I disagree. She's the one that posted her own information on Topix for all the world to see. How else would I know her name otherwise?
No, this is all on her for putting her life story onto a public message board and therefore she foisted it into the public domain. It's public information because she made it that way. If you don't want to be researched, then don't tell everyone your name and life story, especially on Topix of all places. So, in closing, you'll have to ask her why she was naive enough to do so in the first place even when the Topix terms of service forbade her to do so.

“Counterculture Phenomenon”

Since: Mar 10

On top of the World

#154118 Jul 1, 2013
Internet Investigator wrote:
<quoted text>
I beg of you, please don't ever let your senses dictate your thought processes. I'm having too much fun with you just the way you are!
Time to go see what else I can dig up on you next.
;0)
Time to see what other tracks you have left in your wake of malfeasance. Looks like you're already registered with other trackers. This should be easy.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#154119 Jul 1, 2013
Intrnet Investigator wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. She's the one that posted her own information on Topix for all the world to see. How else would I know her name otherwise?
No, this is all on her for putting her life story onto a public message board and therefore she foisted it into the public domain. It's public information because she made it that way. If you don't want to be researched, then don't tell everyone your name and life story, especially on Topix of all places. So, in closing, you'll have to ask her why she was naive enough to do so in the first place even when the Topix terms of service forbade her to do so.
She denies it and that's enough for me. YOU are stalking her and you better stop it. There are laws against harassment. Whether it covers this I don't know (not a lawyer).

I disagree with most of what Rose post. I think she's a liberal idiot and don't mind saying so. But I don't call her disgusting names or post stuff that might be personal about her, either made up or true. I advise you to show the same restraint, for your own good as well as hers.

Liberals are usually the ones wanting to spy on everyone to make sure they tow the party line. Just look at how Obama has used the IRS as his personal re-election agency. Not to mention using the State Department to lie about Benghazi and the NSA to spy on nearly everyone. Don't imitate that idiot!
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#154120 Jul 1, 2013
Mod Squad wrote:
<quoted text>Time to see what other tracks you have left in your wake of malfeasance. Looks like you're already registered with other trackers. This should be easy.
Just report him through the Topix channels. Why do what he does? Stalking a stalker doesn't make you Dexter or an internet cop. It makes you just another stalker.

Jeeeeezzz!
higgans

Marion, IN

#154121 Jul 1, 2013
web of truths wrote:
<quoted text>
Getting things through Congress is part of being President. That Obama can't do that is a sign he's not very good at his job. Other presidents have done it, some even when having the opposition party controlling both houses of Congress! What's Obama's problem?
I'll answer my own question: Obama is inexperienced, confrontational (i.e. doesn't know how to compromise) and basically just incompetent. It's not his fault, however. He was elected simply for being black, even though his background was strictly amateur, radical and light-weight. He is smart and educated, but that's true of tens of millions of people. There...
...
... Obama's crumbling presidency.
u are assumimg that Obama WANTS to move the Country foward... or even sideways.

his 'action' is doing exactly what he wants: maintain the downward spiral to create a Progressive Utopia.

if u or I or the Progressives what to build a structure RADICALLY different than an existing one, we don't simply remodel.

first, we DE-CONSTRUCT.

with America, the Constitution HAS TO GO.

ergo, Obama-rule....
The Weather Man

Temecula, CA

#154122 Jul 1, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know what your game is or what you hope to accomplish, but your stalking and harassment has been reported.
This is off topic and blatant harassment.
I am not 74 years old however and never lied about a damn thing. Your research is flawed, and you're making a huge mistake with this nonstop stalking.
Now back off MOFO or deal with the authorities.
Maybe they are playing "Truth or Consequences" with you. Where's your sense of humor? Lose it somewhere?

It seems that it's okay for you to lie about other people. But when someone tells the truth it's foul play?
It appears you got what you have dished to several posters here.

You are a hypocrite. You go whining to Topix for someone posting what you apparently posted yourself on the threads and want them banned. But you lie on a daily basis and don't think you should be banned. HFUIT?
The Weather Man

Temecula, CA

#154123 Jul 1, 2013
web of truths wrote:
<quoted text>
She denies it and that's enough for me. YOU are stalking her and you better stop it. There are laws against harassment. Whether it covers this I don't know (not a lawyer).
I disagree with most of what Rose post. I think she's a liberal idiot and don't mind saying so. But I don't call her disgusting names or post stuff that might be personal about her, either made up or true. I advise you to show the same restraint, for your own good as well as hers.
Liberals are usually the ones wanting to spy on everyone to make sure they tow the party line. Just look at how Obama has used the IRS as his personal re-election agency. Not to mention using the State Department to lie about Benghazi and the NSA to spy on nearly everyone. Don't imitate that idiot!
Rose is getting what she dishes out. She lies about other people and who they are. Rose is not the only person on Topix threads to post personal information. They do it to cry fouling to get people banned. Go to other forums and you will see others who do the same thing. They spill their life story so it comes back to bite them, then they whine.

That person is not stalking or harassing Rose. You are right, you are not an attorney. You may not call her disgusting names, but she sure does call other people disgusting names. You really are not being objective here and it seems you choose to wear blinders.

Personally, I see the humor in it. Ha-Ha
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#154124 Jul 1, 2013
So far the prosecution has done more to prove Zimmerman's case than they have their own. Why did they bring on another voice expert who also said he has no idea who screamed on that tape? Did they just want to double-down on the notion that analyzing a 3 second tape is impossible?

I'm starting to suspect this is not a real trial at all, but just a means to let the public know that they did everything they could to uncover the evidence. Because so far it looks like Zimmerman should not have even been charged. Maybe they figured this would be better than just letting him go and causing riots. Maybe a show trial is cheaper than 3 days of riots? Just a guess.

There is more to go, however. I'd like to see if the forensic evidence matches Zim's story. If it does, game over, unless they have something held back that's really powerful. Still, Trayvon was just a kid with skittles who encountered an armed idiot. That has to count against Zim. Fist fights aren't supposed to end with guns.

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