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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#812041 Nov 27, 2012
carol wrote:
FACTS VERSUS FEARS:
A REVIEW OF THE GREATEST UNFOUNDEDHEALTH SCARES OF RECENT TIMES
Prepared for the American Council on Science and Health
FOURTH EDITION
First published May 1997
Revised September 1997
Revised June 1998
Revised September 2004
1.The “Cranberry Scare” of 1959.
2.DDT, 1962.
3.Cyclamates, 1969.
4.DES in Beef, 1972.
5.Nitrites, 1972.
6.Red Dye Number 2, 1976.
7.Saccharin, 1977.
8.Hair Dyes, 1977.
9.Tris, 1977.
10.Love Canal, 1978.
11.Three Mile Island, 1979.
12.Asbestos in Hair Dryers, 1979.
13.2,4,5-T, 1979.
14.Coffee and Pancreatic Cancer, 1981.
15.Times Beach, 1982.
16.EDB, 1983.
17.Alar, 1989.
18.Electric Blankets, 1989.
19.Video Display Terminals, 1989.
20.Benzene in Perrier, 1990.
21.Amalgam Dental Fillings, 1990.
22.Asbestos in Schools, 1993.
23.Cellular Phones, 1993.
24.Perchloroethylene in a Harlem School, 1997.
25.Vaccines and Autism, 1998.
26.Acrylamide, 2002:“The GreatPotato Chip Scare”.
27.PCBs in Farmed Salmon, 2003-4.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/37169964/Facts-Vers...
One of the reasons behind these scares:
"Ignorance of the basic principle of toxicology,'the dose makes the poison,' as consumers fretover the presence of even a single molecule of asubstance that is not hazardous to humans unlessit is consumed in large amounts."
...like less than 1 nanogram per milliliter...
Carol, just because a group has an impressive sounding name doesn't mean squat. The American Council on Science and Health is an industry shill getting their funding from those industries that seek to shield themselves from the damage they cause. Who am I going to trust Carol? A group that get's it's funding from corporations to protect them or the EPA who is funded by us for the express purpose of protecting the populace from dangerous substances being introduced into the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat?
They're not above creating their own scares either. Board member Betsy McCaughey in 2009 weighed in with the "death panel" baloney in opposition the health care reform.
To their credit they're no longer defending the tobacco industry because the evidence is just too strong to deny that its products are dangerous to health.
ACSH has been headed by Elizabeth Whelan since its inception. Whelan makes no bones about her political leanings, describing herself as a lifelong conservative who is "more libertarian than Republican."
Libertarian as in industry can do whatever increases the bottom line and the the damage it does to the rest of us be damned.
www.sourcewatch.org/index.php... ...
By the way Carol that less than 1 nanogram per milliliter you keep harping on is a chemical marker. The actual carcinogens occur in cigarette smoke at a much higher level.
You were a teacher?
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812042 Nov 27, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
You are sadly mistaken. When I was in college the teachers/Professors smoked in the classrooms and at the lecterns. Students were also allowed to smoke in the classrooms. Lol,,,and it wasn't 45 years ago.
We used to carry our rifles and shotguns in our pickup's gun racks during hunting season. No big deal. Try driving into a campus parking lot like that today. The SWATs would swarm in and shoot you on sight.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#812043 Nov 27, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I abhor political correctness in any way, shape or form controlling people and scaring the public into submission.
You willingly fall right in line though.
So, tell me, are you proud of being among the easily fooled?
No Carol you abhor actual scientific data. If you want pc, how about Republicans in the Virginia legislature referring to rising sea levels as "intermittent flooding"?
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812044 Nov 27, 2012
moshx wrote:
3 year old murderd , weapon used, his ghetto baby mamma.. bann ghetto mammas.
It wasn't murder. It was a "post term abortion."
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812045 Nov 27, 2012
American Lady wrote:
WE DON'T NEED A WARRANT – WE'RE THE GOVERNMENT!
Exclusive: Andrea Shea King warns Big Brother wants to read your e-mail
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/we-dont-need-a-war...
Anybody stupid enough to send confidential information via e-mail deserves to have it read by big brother.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812046 Nov 27, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Mitt Romney's Bain Made Millions On Big Tobacco In U.S., Russia
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/mitt...
So what?
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812047 Nov 27, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
We voted for protection of womens rights, civil rights, healthcare, equal pay for women, child labor laws, social security, gay rights, veterans benefits...
among a few reasons.
We voted for President Obama to maintain balance in the Supreme Court. The people voted; they spoke; they won over the corporations.
Won over corporations? You really are living in "la la land" aren't you?
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812048 Nov 27, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
443,000? Not 442,000 or 444,000?
A precise claim like that for something that is not directly measurable is BS on the surface.
How much did the taxpayers pay some college professor to invent that number?
63% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812049 Nov 27, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
I can hold my head up high, I've bought fewer than 10 bottles of water in my life. Half of them for other people.
I drink lots of bottled water in the summer but I never litter. I toss the empties in the back of parked pickup trucks. Same with my McDonald's trash and beer cans.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812050 Nov 27, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The larger point is that the entire bottled water industry is a joke, an outrageous expense that provides little, if any, benefit over tap water.
Whoever thought it up was a genius. Imagine charging a dollar or more for something that costs about 3¢ to produce. Capitalism at it's finest!
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812051 Nov 27, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>I just drink once in a while. Once in the morning and a while in the afternoon. Still celebrating President Obama's triumphant victory. There's nothing like a sore loser.
Typical Obama supporter who sits home and gets drunk all day while posting messages on his free internet with his Obamaphone.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#812052 Nov 27, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
Where's that brilliant doctor guy with all of the answers?
He's back in Pakistan giving Obamaphone tech support.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#812054 Nov 27, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Alloramadai is an ER physician trained in Pakistan. He moonlights as an AOL tech rep. and he's highly regarded in his country.
Incorrect, dovche

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#812055 Nov 27, 2012
new yawk wrote:
<quoted text>Alloramadai is a Woman.
Rides a Motorcycle, mode of transportation.
She's a Nurse.
States she is Italian.

The Ethnic Origin of The Name Alloramadai:
Asian, Black/African American, East Indian, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American ... Italian is not listed.
So while The Name Alloramadai is not of Italian Ethnic Origin ...
Doesn't mean Alloramadai is not of Italian descent.
Alloramadai may be her last name, married. JMO.

Google has a whole page of web sites for Alloramadai.
Just Google "Alloramadai".
There are numerous websites for ( Mizzougal ) Alloramadai:
From Knitting Help, Cookbooks, Nursing Community for Nurses,
Times Record News Accounts; Current news for Wichita Falls, Texas

Mizzougal ( Alloramadai )on twitter
twitter.com/Alloramadai

Interests Listed with Mizzougal's picture: Mizzougal@Alloramadai
Motorcycle riding, psychiatric nurse, red-headed Mom of two
North Texas

The whole web page is Alloramadai sites.
I was curious about another Italian on this thread so checked it out, and this is what I found. A busy gal on those tweets.

Alloramadai are you affiliated or a graduate of The University of Missouri? Mizzou Gal, nice touch.

Good to see your friendly smile, if that's you in the picture.
But where's the fiery, flaming red hair.
Looks dark brown in that picture. Perhaps the lighting.

Take Care of you while you're busy taking care of your many projects. So many tweets! lol! Buona Fortuna!:)
Italian? Did I say that? Univ of Missouri? Never been there. What else would you like to know, sicko?
brown eyes

Pulaski, VA

#812056 Nov 27, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Typical Obama supporter who sits home and gets drunk all day while posting messages on his free internet with his Obamaphone.
Suffer Fepublicans suffer. George W. Bush is the reason I started drinking so much. Now I enjoy my drinks, I'm not swallowing crow with it loser.
Lou

Yorktown Heights, NY

#812057 Nov 27, 2012
Homer wrote:
Has Fox News declared their candidate Mitt Romney the winner yet?
Are you aware that you were actually let go in 2009, but thru a computer glitch in Payroll you are still being paid? They took your stapler and are moving your desk to the basement.

Nothing else could explain the amount of time you spend on Topix while at work. Now go do some TPS Reports.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#812058 Nov 27, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Medicare Part D was a mistake, but would have been passed eventually by the Democrats. The cost of Part D is trivial compared to Obamacare.
Now, do you want to dwell on the mistakes of the past or attack current problems?
Obamacare was funded.

Part D was not.

Of course, to you right whiners, adding to the debt under Bush was not an issue at all.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#812059 Nov 27, 2012
sage won wrote:
It's all here davey, open your eyes and see the truth:
"agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. These subprime borrowers would be charged a higher interest rate. Having put the lending agencies into the position of granting subprime mortgages Fannie Mae then had to accept lower standards in the mortgages it purchased. That set the ball rolling. If a bank granted a mortgage to a borrower that was not likely to successfully pay off the mortgage then all the bank had to do was to sell such mortgages to Fannie Mae. The banks typically earned a loan origination fee when the mortgage was granted. The lending agencies could then make substantial profits dealing in subprime mortgages."
The banks and mortgage cos. didn't give a shit, F and F[read the taxpayers} was on the hook for the defaults.
No bank is going to loan millions and billions if their money is on the line.
Wise up.
Banks might have lowered rates or reduced down payments, but borrows still had to prove they could make the payments.

Any bank at anytime could make a bad loan & sell it to Fannie/Freddie. So why didn't they? Why do you think it would only be CRA loans? It shows your argument to be stupid.

It starts with three Republicans, Graham, Bailey, Leach.

It was investment houses getting into the housing market by buying questionable mortgages & bundling them to create investments. These investments were quite popular & created a demand for mortgages.

None had anything to do with the CRA.

Republicans opened the gates & then sat back & watched what should have been a housing problem become the driving force to becoming a near financial meltdown.

When you right whiners start blaming the CRA, you just probe how uneducated & uninformed you are.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#812060 Nov 27, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Get educated davey, stop looking like a fool, it's all here, you can't refute one thing in here, democrats own this mess 100%. No CRA, no subprimes, no derivatives, no mortgage meltdown..
http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/subprime....
San José State University
Department of Economics
applet-magic.com
Thayer Watkins
Silicon Valley
& Tornado Alley
USA
The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
There has been a long term American policy of promoting home ownership. This entailed making the financing of home purchases as easy as possible. Various financial institutions were set up over time to make the securing of a mortgage quick and convenient. There once were Savings and Loan Associations that were savings institutions which could only invest in home mortgages. Fannie Mae (the Federal Nation Mortgage Association FNMA) was set up in 1938 to provide a secondary market for home mortgages. This meant that if a bank granted a mortgage to someone and later the bank needed funds the bank could readily sell the mortgage to Fannie Mae. However, in order for lending institutions to have access to the secondary mortgage market of Fannie Mae they had to abide by Fannie Mae's rules.
In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the practice of red lining. Red Lining meant that a bank would refuse to finance a home purchase in neighborhoods it consider high risk even if the prospective borrowers were themselves good credit risks. In part, this was because the bank did not want, in the event of default and foreclosure, to become the owner of property in a risky neighborhood. The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
In the 1990's under the administration of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to demand that the lending institutions that it dealt with prove that they were not redlining. This meant that the lending institutions would have to fulfill a quota of minority mortgage lending. This in turn meant that the lending agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. These subprime borrowers would be charged a higher interest rate. Having put the lending agencies into the position of granting subprime mortgages Fannie Mae then had to accept lower standards in the mortgages it purchased. That set the ball rolling. If a bank granted a mortgage to a borrower that was not likely to successfully pay off the mortgage then all the bank had to do was to sell such mortgages to Fannie Mae. The banks typically earned a loan origination fee when the mortgage was granted. The lending agencies could then make substantial profits dealing in subprime mortgages.
Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them.
I get it.

If only we allowed banks to discriminate.

Typical right whiner thinking at ts best.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#812061 Nov 27, 2012
sage won wrote:
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The plain truth is that breathing smoke from burning plant material isn't good for you, whether it's from tobacco, pot, wood or anything else. However, millions have gotten more smoke in their lungs from things like camp fires, car exhausts and barbeque's than they ever would from second hand cigarette smoke.
If anything should be worried about, it's the exhaust from IC engines in our cars, trucks and buses.. Kills me to see some doofus jogging down a busy street, huffing and puffing, sucking in vehicle exhaust.
I know that's right!!!

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