The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 388349 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Times News.

“Life is what you make of it”

Since: Jan 13

The good ol' USA

#101557 Feb 10, 2013
Fetch wrote:
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did robin hood kill innocent women who by chance were someones daughter? you are an azzhole
Reminds me of the movie "Natural Born Killers"- it's all well and good until YOU are in the killer's sights.

“One Night”

Since: Aug 12

It Just Disappeared

#101559 Feb 10, 2013
Running Like The Wind ~ The Marshall Tucker Band
http://youtu.be/smFcaCD8U_4

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#101561 Feb 10, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Are you angry about news networks not being legally obligated to tell the truth?
Y'all right wingers aren't too bright
I am disturbed that the news is able to twist, turn, and edit information to fit their agenda such as NBC did with Trayvon Martin 911 call and with the Sandy Hook father at the Congressional hearing.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101562 Feb 10, 2013
Liberals Own It wrote:
Christopher Dorner Manhunt:$1 Million Reward Offered For Capture of Fugitive Ex-Cop
By CLAYTON SANDELL (@Clayton_Sandell) and ALYSSA NEWCOMB (@alyssanewcomb)
Feb. 10, 2013
A $1 million reward was offered today for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, as authorities in Big Bear, Calif., scaled back their search for the disgruntled ex-cop, who is suspected in three revenge killings.
"Hopefully the reward will motivate people that may be involved with assisting him or might be reluctant to talk to us to call us and to put an end to this," Los Angeles police Sgt. Rudy Lopez told The Associated Press.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/christopher-dorner-m...
Pretty stupid to throw out a reward when the State doesn't even allow private citizens to obtain a CCW permit or be in public with a loaded gun or rifle.

Also... the way California requires its people to transport a weapon seems like a death wish considering the fact that when one does find Dorner, they have to manage to get to their trunk since that's where you're supposed to have it while driving on the streets.... unlock the trunk....unlock the gun... unlock the ammo... load it and then if you're not littered with holes yet... you can shoot at Dorner with a 10 capacity clip while Dorner sprays you with an assault rife with a 30 round clip.

Rel fcking nice California.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101563 Feb 10, 2013
Fetch wrote:
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that is a sound solution. get help
You can help me alright. Come on over and cut my grass or i'll report you to ICE.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#101564 Feb 10, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Are you angry about news networks not being legally obligated to tell the truth?
Like I said before...Republican Judge makes a right leaning decision in favor of Fox News in 2000 and now republicans don't like the president that they have created.
How did you come up with a "Republican Judge"?

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In a six-page written decision, the Court of Appeals decided the FCC’s position against news distortion is only a “policy,” not a “law, rule, or regulation.”

http://www.philly2philly.com/politics_communi...

Since: Nov 12

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#101565 Feb 10, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Exactly!
I "second" THAT!
They have NO idea WHAT we think or HOW we interpret ANYTHING!
BEST for them to keep their mouths SHUT on anyone!
I am an ADULT, so are you! I speak for myself!
So do, I believe, "you" ...
No one else unless ASKED to do so ... ;0)
Even then that person asked, can say NO!
That's the way I was raised ;0)
Thanks AL!

I have no problem with someone disagreeing with me, but DO NOT put words in my mouth or assume you KNOW what I think or believe.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101566 Feb 10, 2013
Fetch wrote:
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did robin hood kill innocent women who by chance were someones daughter? you are an azzhole
It sounds wrong & cruel but the LAPD did this guy dirty.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#101568 Feb 10, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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The LAPD is a corrupt police force. This is just another Rampart scandal in the making. Dorner was wronged or framed for being a whistleblower and the LAPD brass simply fcked with the wrong... and let me stress that... the wrong guy.
Dorner has proven he wasn't LAPD material.

Since: Nov 12

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#101569 Feb 10, 2013
Liberals Own It wrote:
Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind
By PETER BAKER
Published: February 9, 2013
WASHINGTON — If President Obama tuned in to the past week’s bracing debate on Capitol Hill about terrorism, executive power, secrecy and due process, he might have recognized the arguments his critics were making: He once made some of them himself.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/world/obama...
For four years, Mr. Obama has benefited at least in part from the reluctance of Mr. Bush’s most virulent critics to criticize a Democratic president. Some liberals acknowledged in recent days that they were willing to accept policies they once would have deplored as long as they were in Mr. Obama’s hands, not Mr. Bush’s.

“We trust the president,” former Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan said on Current TV.“And if this was Bush, I think that we would all be more up in arms because we wouldn’t trust that he would strike in a very targeted way and try to minimize damage rather than contain collateral damage.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/world/obama...
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Unbelievable!!!!!!

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101570 Feb 10, 2013
Fetch wrote:
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america sold out to cheap labor no more no less. blame your government thats who let it happen
This is what free markets and free enterprise is all about. The USA has a federal minimum wage that is about 8 bucks an hr.

Raise that wage and American's will have more purchasing power. Maybe they won't need to buy the cheap Made in China product any more becuase they can afford the Made in the USA product.
Snake Eyes

Anaheim, CA

#101574 Feb 10, 2013
Made in USA makes comeback as a marketing tool

It's becoming downright American to make stuff in America.

Small manufacturers, craftsmen and retailers are marketing the Made-in-USA tag to score do-gooder points with consumers for employing stateside, says Margarita Mendoza, founder of the Made in America Movement, a lobbying organization for small manufacturers.

It's working: Over 80% of Americans are willing to pay more for Made-in-USA products, 93% of whom say it's because they want to keep jobs in the USA, according to a survey released in November by Boston Consulting Group. In ultra-partisan times, it's one of the few issues both Democrats and Republicans agree on.

When considering similar products made in the U.S. vs. China, the average American is willing to pay up to 60% more for U.S.-made wooden baby toys, 30% more for U.S.-made mobile phones and 19% more for U.S.-made gas ranges, the survey says.

Now Wal-Mart wants a piece of the action. The behemoth, embroiled over the past year with worker protests and foreign bribery investigations, pledged recently to source $50 billion of products in the U.S. over the next 10 years, says Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove. They're not alone. Mendoza says both Caterpillar and 3M have also made efforts to source more in the U.S.

"Regardless if this is a PR ploy or not, it doesn't matter. A lot more people will look for the Made-in-USA tag," she says, adding that, considering Wal-Mart's size,$5 billion a year is only "a drop in the bucket," for the retailer whose 2012 sales reached almost $444 billion.

Kyle Rancourt says his American-made shoe company, Rancourt & Co., hit it big as concern over U.S. jobs mounted when the recession hit in 2009. But he says he lies awake at night worrying if Made-in-USA is just a passing fad.

"It's inevitable that times will change," Rancourt says. "But I am still holding out hope that this has become a core value of our country."

Mendoza says that if buying American turns out to be a passing fad, the country is in trouble.

"If they don't understand the economic factor, we need to pull on their heartstrings," she says. "The thought of having a country like China taking over, that alone is bone-chilling."

But do folks care enough about U.S. manufacturing jobs to permanently change the way they shop? David Aaker, vice chairman of brand consulting firm Prophet, says the companies that get the most credit for being American, such as Apple and Cisco, don't even source products in the U.S.

"I don't think it matters unless it becomes visible," Aaker says. "The most common way for that is if something bad happens, like if Nike gets some press about conditions in factories overseas."

But Rancourt says his customers believe foreign-made shoes lack the soul of their American counterparts.

"There's hundreds if not thousands of workers working on those factories. They do one specific job, maybe put an eyelet into a specific place," he says. "They don't have an idea or concept of a finished product and how that should look."

Just watch out for phony Made-in-USA claims. It's illegal to claim a product is U.S.-made unless both the product and all it's components are sourced in the U.S. Even products that could imply a phony country of origin with a flag or country outline are verboten. Julia Solomon Ensor, enforcement lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission, says the FTC gets "several complaints each month about potentially deceptive 'Made-in-the-USA' claims."

It sets a bad example. Mendoza says the U.S. needs to let kids know it's OK to work in manufacturing. "Not all children are going to grow up to be dentists, and lawyers, and investment bankers."

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“Take a deep breath”

Since: Dec 12

Let it out

#101575 Feb 10, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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I am disturbed that the news is able to twist, turn, and edit information to fit their agenda such as NBC did with Trayvon Martin 911 call and with the Sandy Hook father at the Congressional hearing.
How about when CBS retracted Dan Rather's investigative report about George W. Bush's military records then terminated him for refusing to lie and say it wasn't true?

That set the tone for all reporters everywhere. Don't investigate the truth. Just report what we tell you to report. Why would any reporter chose to risk unemployment?

It's all because a republican Judge sided with FOX News networks claim they have a 1st amendment right to lie and deceive the public into believing the truth was a lie and their lies are the truth.

Corporations are people with large law firms and enough money to outlast the individual in a court of law where republican appointees determined corporations are people who have the right to delay a trial for a hundred years or the life of their accuser whichever comes first.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101576 Feb 10, 2013
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>Dorner has proven he wasn't LAPD material.
You put a dog in a corner and kick it... it'll eventually bite back.

Anyways... the LAPD doesn't like it when police officers become rats.... see Rampart scandal. Us Angelenos know that there is corruption behind this manhunt. Sure Dorner is wrong to play vigilante but considering the fact that Police on two accounts shot at innocent people who simply matched Dorner's car description is enough proof for me to conclude that the LAPD wants this guy dead becuase we all know that dead men don't speak.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101577 Feb 10, 2013
Fetch wrote:
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so that gives him an excuse to murder some innocent woman? you are an azzhole
I never said it was OK to do. I just understand that when vengeance is involved... people will do some fcked up shit.

Look at what the police did to two separate groups of people. They blasted on them just becuase they people in the cars matched the description of Dorner's truck. Vengeance motive by police? I think so.

I sure hope you don't think that's OK. If you do then you're probably a pig LEO.

Since: Nov 12

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#101578 Feb 10, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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The only thing you know about Obamacare is that your little demagogues have ordered you to hate it and attack it no matter what.
You're just a another expendable pawn of the Koch Brothers.
For Obamacare to work as they claim it would, many more healthy people than sick people need to be paying health care companies for coverage. The more money healthy people spend on coverage makes it possible for the companies to cover the sick.

But many of the uninsured healthy people would probably opt to pay the tax, which is lower than the cost of coverage. This is causing many health care providers and those in the Obama administration to worry that there is not enough incentive to take part in the new system, the result of which could be increased taxes and more fees as well as a spike in the cost of health care coverage.

Many opposed to Obamacare warned about this result. The incentive structure created by such a system would only result in ever increasing penalties to ensure that enough healthy people subsidize the unhealthy people.

As the masterminds behind this system are discovering — even before the system is up and operational — they have no clue how to get the healthy people to participate without increasing the taxes for abstaining from purchasing health care to a higher rate than the cost of health care coverage.

What this whole failure before launch exposes is that incentives matter and that government does not fully comprehend that simple fact. Creating a system where people are forced to purchase a product by penalizing them if they don’t — and the penalty is cheaper than buying the product — it’s odd that they would just now realize that people will pay the penalty.

http://www.americanclarion.com/16440/2013/01/...

“One Night”

Since: Aug 12

It Just Disappeared

#101579 Feb 10, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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You put a dog in a corner and kick it... it'll eventually bite back.
Anyways... the LAPD doesn't like it when police officers become rats.... see Rampart scandal. Us Angelenos know that there is corruption behind this manhunt. Sure Dorner is wrong to play vigilante but considering the fact that Police on two accounts shot at innocent people who simply matched Dorner's car description is enough proof for me to conclude that the LAPD wants this guy dead becuase we all know that dead men don't speak.
Dead Men Don't Talk ~ Indo G
http://youtu.be/2B55aAe7rYA

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#101580 Feb 10, 2013
Fetch wrote:
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you couldn't afford me ma'am
That's the kind of mentality that American's have that allows illegal aliens to undermine American jobs. You're too good to do a job for a particular wage therefore you sit on your rear end and allow the illegal to obtain that job.

The irony here is that you b*tch about it with the intention of never doing the job in the first place.

Kudos!!!!

You're by far the problem and not the solution.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#101582 Feb 10, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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You put a dog in a corner and kick it... it'll eventually bite back.
Anyways... the LAPD doesn't like it when police officers become rats.... see Rampart scandal. Us Angelenos know that there is corruption behind this manhunt. Sure Dorner is wrong to play vigilante but considering the fact that Police on two accounts shot at innocent people who simply matched Dorner's car description is enough proof for me to conclude that the LAPD wants this guy dead becuase we all know that dead men don't speak.
Funny you would compare him to a mad dog!
He isn't playing a vigilante, he is a cold blooded killer.

“One Night”

Since: Aug 12

It Just Disappeared

#101584 Feb 10, 2013
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>Funny you would compare him to a mad dog!
He isn't playing a vigilante, he is a cold blooded killer.
Judge Jury and Executioner ~ Atoms For Peace
http://youtu.be/r4tW3mhp9io

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