Barack Obama, our next President

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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still the same

New York, NY

#743246 Sep 17, 2012
[T]he so-called Arab Spring has come full circle: newly liberated Libya, which just passed through a brutal civil war that pitted pro-Gaddafi forces against a Western-backed opposition, is responsible for the death of an envoy whose country contributed to the Libyan ‘liberation.’

Putin stressed…that the violence that we are now witnessing has its roots back in 1979 when the United States trained rebels to fight against Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Those fighters, under the leadership of Osama bin Laden, went on to become al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Russia warned made up part of the Libyan opposition.

“By now it is obvious that terrorist activity has drastically increased after the Gaddafi regime was removed by terrorist groups.”

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has addressed a message to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning the death of the US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. He also called for a change of tact in the fight against terrorism.

­”I am shocked by the tragic death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his colleagues,” the message began.“Please convey our words of sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased.”

He also took the opportunity to appeal for better coordinated anti-terrorism efforts between the two countries.

“We strongly condemn this crime that once again confirms the need for the joint efforts of our countries, as well as the global community in combating the evil of terrorism in all its manifestations,” Lavrov wrote in his message, which appeared on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Violent protests erupted on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi following the release of a US film entitled “Innocence of Muslims,” which many Muslim groups condemned as blasphemous.

The US Embassy became the rallying point of a highly charged protest that eventually saw militant Islamists targeting the American complex with rocket fire. Ambassador Chris Stevens, press officer Sean Smith and two marines accompanying the ambassador were killed in the attack.

Thus, the so-called Arab Spring has come full circle: newly liberated Libya, which just passed through a brutal civil war that pitted pro-Gaddafi forces against a Western-backed opposition, is responsible for the death of an envoy whose country contributed to the Libyan ‘liberation.’

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#743247 Sep 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Hear This!!
Hear This!!
This moron thinks no one should pay any taxes because our individual taxes won't a dent in the deficit.
You actually get dumber every freakin day.
Hey Dope!

As Muslim violence spreads to Afghanistan, above, the Obama administration dispatches UN Ambassador Susan Rice to defend theory that attack last week on US Consulate in Benghazi was a 'spontaneous' act, a position Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif insists is 'completely unfounded and preposterous.'

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#743248 Sep 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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simple....require photo Id to obtain absentee ballots.....
Sheriff Joe Agapo still has not found Mitt's missing taxes

Mitt uses photo ID or Cayman off shore accounts?

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#743249 Sep 17, 2012
"If you're going to take the high ground in the war on terror, you're going to have a great seat to witness your own demise." -Miller

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#743250 Sep 17, 2012
In a recent interview with RT, President Vladimir Putin touched upon the issue of America’s tendency to interfere militarily in countries that are experiencing internal strife and the consequences such a strategy may have.

Mentioning the upheaval gripping the Arab world and the West’s determination to intervene in the internal strife, Putin asked:“Would you say that order and prosperity has been ensured in these countries?”

Concerning the situation in Libya, Putin was even less sanguine.

“In Libya, there are armed clashes raging between the various tribes, and I won’t even mention how this country experienced regime change,” the Russian leader said.

Putin stressed, however, that the violence that we are now witnessing has its roots back in 1979 when the United States trained rebels to fight against Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Those fighters, under the leadership of Osama bin Laden, went on to become al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Russia warned made up part of the Libyan opposition.

Ekaterina Kuznetsova, from the Center for Post-Industrial Studies, told RT that the violence in Libya and elsewhere is a sign that the Americans failed to fully consider the “the consequences, of what would follow from their intervention (in Libya).”

“By now it is obvious that terrorist activity has drastically increased after the Gaddafi regime was removed by terrorist groups,” Kuznetsova said.“This is often the case with totalitarian regimes and the vacuum that remains after they’ve been eliminated.”

The killing of the US diplomats basically shows two things: that there are profound problems with security and state order in Libya, and that the US position there is not as strong as they may have thought it was, she added.

According to Vyacheslav Naumkin, Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oriental Studies, radical Islamists are strengthening their positions, which means the United States failed to achieve its goals by intervening in the Arab Spring.

“The current developments strengthen the position of radical Islamists in the Middle East,” Naumkin said.“There will be no universal war against the US, but it is a crisis, and there will be a lot more such crises in the future.”

Naumkin blames US foreign policy in Afghanistan, as well as the unsettled Arab-Israeli conflict, for much of Washington’s current problems.

“Obviously, the US failed to take control of relations with the Islamic world and to bring them to a new level,” he said.“The unsettled Arab-Israeli conflict and US actions in Afghanistan promote the growth of anti-American feelings.”

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Scottsbluff, NE

#743251 Sep 17, 2012
Bounty on Rushdie's head raised 500,000 to 3.3 Million for his murder under sharia

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Newville, PA

#743252 Sep 17, 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5HeoxAmmxnIXX
Live video of NObama blaming the founding fathers and the constitution for not being able to dictate congress and force them to do what he wants them to do.
Not that matters because shortly after this video he hired a new injustice team that could play yes men and just find anything he says constitutional so he can "Go over congresses head"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_...
Remember that? I do, it was all the constitutions fault he couldn't dictate the government with his failing policies so he just replace the justice system with his own socialite ye men.
Wow you sure know how to pic the patriots don't you??
god you don't get dumber every day, You already to dumb to get stupider.
Of course, that was not what was said but it is what I expect from a lying POS like you.

For example, Obama campaigned on closing GITMO. It is still open, why?

Because Congress refused to fund it & then blocked the transfer of prisoners onto US soil.

Obama said that although he wanted this, the Constitution does not give him the authority & he needs the majority of Congress to approve it.

He is blaming GITMO being open on Congress. Which is correct.

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New York, NY

#743253 Sep 17, 2012
Privately Owned “Charter Cities”Entire Urban Areas Handed over to Corporations
From neo-liberalism to neo-colonialism
Congress is currently reviewing the law to geographically define the first four “Charter Cities” in the world, three sites along the Caribbean coast in Garifuna afro-indigenous territory, Trujillo, the Valle de Cuyamel and the Sico-Paulaya Valley, which includes Miskitu indigenous territory. One is proposed in the Gulf of Fonseca which would include the community of Sacate Grande.

The Charter Cities initiative cedes city-sized sections of Honduras to corporations or foreign governments to govern autonomously, indefinitely. Investors can make their own laws, build their own police force, administer services and regulate their economy.

On September 4, Michael Strong, representing the MKG Group, signed a memorandum of understanding in the Honduran Congress to establish the world’s first Charter City, a contract is surrounded by confusion and secrecy. Strong provided no information about the MKG Group, which has no web site or any other readily available public information.

MICHAEL STRONG, PARTI FRIEDMAN AND PETER THIEL MEET PAUL ROMER

In blogs and international forums over the past year, a group of free market Libertarians have made clear their intention to channel their ideological vision into the blueprint outlined by New York University economist Paul Romer.

Strong founded the Free Cities Institute [FCI] to promote charter cities, which in July 2011 co-sponsored with Guatemala’s Francisco Marroquin University [UFM] a forum in the Honduran Island of Roatan. Though the FCI web site has apparently been taken down, the UFM page on the event featured articles by Patri Friedman, grandson of Milton Friedman. Friedman and Peter Thiel, the billionaire founder of PayPal, founded the Seasteading Institute in 2008 and Michael Strong is on its Board of Directors.

The Seasteading Institute is dedicated to promoting communities in the sea, free of states. Friedman late last year resigned as the Seasteading CEO to head the Future Cities Development Corporation, dedicated to developing a Charter City in Honduras.

SAVING THE POOR FROM THEMSELVES

Paul Romer explains that his plan is about starting over, with a clean slate with good laws. The Wall Street Journal’s diehard neoliberal Mary O’Grady noted “What advocate of free markets hasn’t, at one time or another, fantasized about running away to a desert island to start a country where economic liberty would be the law of the land?”

The problem is there are no clean slates. Honduras does not have untouched expanses of territory awaiting homesteaders to lay claim. Trujillo, the site most often mentioned for the first Charter City, has long belonged to afro-indigenous Garifuna communities and campesino farmers, and suffers from a long history of attempted usurpation, from the Republic of Poyas to the United Fruit Company.

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ny ny

#743254 Sep 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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Jean (yepperz) wrote this before she died....
Empty handed bridge troll sticks his tiny head out and sneers.
Twirl on it "tough guy". Crawl back into your hole little fella, we'll give you a holler when it's over. Your misery is enjoyable though, lately, it's becoming increasingly boring. ZZZZZzzzzz.

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#743255 Sep 17, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
"If you're going to take the high ground in the war on terror, you're going to have a great seat to witness your own demise." -Miller
lol!
Is that the complete failure dennis miller?
The former unfunny guy from SNL?
The guy that was a fkn failure on MNF?

Better known now as some stupid d list actor that uses fox news to keep himself in tv?

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Since: Aug 11

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#743256 Sep 17, 2012
JEB wrote:
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Mitt is a light weight on foreign policy
Mitt Romney’s team doubtless hopes the scenes of violent upheaval in the Muslim world will accrue in their candidate’s favor. The Arab world’s gone topsy-turvy again and President Obama can’t fix it — the thought might go — so it must be time to try the other guy.
But  the Republican presidential nominee is learning today in foreign affairs — as he has learned for weeks on the domestic ledger — that you can’t be just another choice, you have to be a better choice.
Romney has struggled to persuade enough Americans he is the preferable steward of America's economy. Now, with his uneven reaction to the attacks on U.S. installations in Libya and Egypt, he’s muddled the path toward showing himself as the steady hand who would better tame a ferociously complex world.
The air of inconstancy about Romney grew again Friday after he did an interview on “Good Morning America.” The candidate again took up the issue of Libya and seemingly embraced the very position — a sharp critique of an anti-Muslim video — that he had blasted just 48 hours earlier as an apologia to extremists.
yeah NObamas heavy weight plan of lets apologize for their mentality and sociopathic behavior foreign policy has worked so well in the past, and present. Can I ask why the f@#$ we have been sorry for those peoples underhandedness and, you know that whole thing of always trying to kill us? Im not to sure Im overly sorry for that.

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Scottsbluff, NE

#743258 Sep 17, 2012
Dollar hovers near seven-month low; euro gains

The dollar hovered near a seven-month low against major currencies on Monday after the Federal Reserve's announcement of aggressive monetary easing last week dampened the outlook for the U.S. currency.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/17/us-...

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United States

#743259 Sep 17, 2012
I keep seeing posters saying Liberals/Democrats the party of New Ideas…What!! But if I lived in a Liberal/Democrat echo Chamber I guess Raising Taxes/Increase Spending would be a New Concept among the chatter of Liberals/Democrats!! Liberalism boils down to “ Stupid Is What Stupid Does”

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New York, NY

#743260 Sep 17, 2012
US filibuster William Walker, after being chased out of Nicaragua, tried to take his thwarted plan to create a US slave state to Roatan, but was captured and executed in Trujillo in 1860.

Romer argues it is necessary to ‘start from scratch,’ in order to create economic opportunities for the impoverished people of the world. Poverty, he argues, could be ended if impoverished people, and nations, could only let go of the systems of bad laws and social mores that bind them to poverty.

Clearly wealth and poverty are about governance, who makes the rules, who they favor, who must abide by the rules and who is doesn’t have to, who benefits, who doesn’t.

UNLOCKING THE WEALTH IN LAND, ARMED ROBBERY AND MIGUEL FACUSSE

Trujillo’s Garifuna and campesino communities have, over the past 20 years, been preyed upon by violence unleashed as a consequence of a set of rules inspired by one of Michael Strong’s ideological cohorts, and co-author of a book promoting ‘entrepreneurial capitalism,’ Hernando de Soto.

In the heart of the region apparently now proposed as the future home of a Charter City, on August 27 the Garifuna community of Vallecito awaited government officials, who never came, to measure a small portion their land, to which they hold full legal title. The huge majority of their lands has been taken over by businessmen and drug traffickers, mostly, they explain, through violence and fraud. The measurement would be a first step in recovering possession of the land.

The Vallecito community was surrounded by armed bands firing off weapons through the night. A group of heavily armed paramilitaries snuck into the middle of a Garifuna drumming circle, made their presence known and left, the death threat established with clarity. The armed bands have continued to circle the community.

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Stroudsburg, PA

#743261 Sep 17, 2012
Joke of the day ...

'Spontaneous' Meets 'Preposterous':
Obama's Libyan Theory Under Attack
As Muslim violence spreads to Afghanistan, above, the Obama administration dispatches UN Ambassador Susan Rice to defend theory that attack last week on US Consulate in Benghazi was a 'spontaneous' act, a position Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif insists is 'completely unfounded and preposterous.'

... brought to you by the Failure-in-Chief currently occupying the "white house" ... when he's not golfing, partying, vacationing, or campaigning.

LOL

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#743262 Sep 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Of course, that was not what was said but it is what I expect from a lying POS like you.
For example, Obama campaigned on closing GITMO. It is still open, why?
Because Congress refused to fund it & then blocked the transfer of prisoners onto US soil.
Obama said that although he wanted this, the Constitution does not give him the authority & he needs the majority of Congress to approve it.
He is blaming GITMO being open on Congress. Which is correct.
Oh no saying that the problem is the founding fathers made the policy so that he can't just force the government t to do as he needs them to do isnt blaming the the constitution?

so what he actually has to say it word for word so an idiot like you dont have to put in the extra work to read between the lines?

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#743263 Sep 17, 2012
About that most recent lie from the Republicans and the Romney campaign about the president “skipping” half of all “Presidential Daily Briefs”(PDB).........

In reality, Obama didn’t “attend” these meetings, because there were no meetings to attend: The oral briefings had been mostly replaced by daily exchanges in which Obama reads the materials and poses written questions and comments to intelligence officials. This is how it was done in the Clinton administration, before Bush decided he would prefer to read less. Bush’s results — Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and the failure to find Osama bin Laden — suggest this was not an obvious improvement.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

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#743264 Sep 17, 2012
still the same wrote:
US filibuster William Walker, after being chased out of Nicaragua, tried to take his thwarted plan to create a US slave state to Roatan, but was captured and executed in Trujillo in 1860.
Romer argues it is necessary to ‘start from scratch,’ in order to create economic opportunities for the impoverished people of the world. Poverty, he argues, could be ended if impoverished people, and nations, could only let go of the systems of bad laws and social mores that bind them to poverty.
Clearly wealth and poverty are about governance, who makes the rules, who they favor, who must abide by the rules and who is doesn’t have to, who benefits, who doesn’t.
UNLOCKING THE WEALTH IN LAND, ARMED ROBBERY AND MIGUEL FACUSSE
Trujillo’s Garifuna and campesino communities have, over the past 20 years, been preyed upon by violence unleashed as a consequence of a set of rules inspired by one of Michael Strong’s ideological cohorts, and co-author of a book promoting ‘entrepreneurial capitalism,’ Hernando de Soto.
In the heart of the region apparently now proposed as the future home of a Charter City, on August 27 the Garifuna community of Vallecito awaited government officials, who never came, to measure a small portion their land, to which they hold full legal title. The huge majority of their lands has been taken over by businessmen and drug traffickers, mostly, they explain, through violence and fraud. The measurement would be a first step in recovering possession of the land.
The Vallecito community was surrounded by armed bands firing off weapons through the night. A group of heavily armed paramilitaries snuck into the middle of a Garifuna drumming circle, made their presence known and left, the death threat established with clarity. The armed bands have continued to circle the community.
Have you seen the film "Walker" ?

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New York, NY

#743265 Sep 17, 2012
America Was Founded on Courage
For example, I’ve read a number of biographies of George Washington, who was actually a horrible general. Washington’s early campaigns were disastrous, and the entire Revolutionary War was almost lost due to Washington’s early miscalculations (for example, his first major battle was fought from a low, exposed position, so that the British forced a surrender by seizing the high ground).

But Washington was brave. He always rode with the first wave of soldiers, even when there were waves of incoming cannon balls being hurled in his direction. Washington’s courage – and his willingness to consistently fight on the front lines with his men – was one of the main factors in the success of the American Revolution.

The courage of the men at Valley Forge was also a turning point in the war. Slogging on through the dead of winter without shoes inspired a nation.

On the other hand, cowardice makes people stupid and docile.

Fear of Hurting the Big Banks Has Destroyed the Economy
The New York Times wrote in 2008:

“The rescue is being sold as a must-have emergency measure by an administration with a controversial record when it comes to asking Congress for special authority in time of duress.”***

Mr. Paulson has argued that the powers he seeks are necessary to chase away the wolf howling at the door: a potentially swift shredding of the American financial system. That would be catastrophic for everyone, he argues, not only banks, but also ordinary Americans who depend on their finances to buy homes and cars, and to pay for college.

Some are suspicious of Mr. Paulson’s characterizations, finding in his warnings and demands for extraordinary powers a parallel with the way the Bush administration gained authority for the war in Iraq. Then, the White House suggested that mushroom clouds could accompany Congress’s failure to act. This time, it is financial Armageddon supposedly on the doorstep.

“This is scare tactics to try to do something that’s in the private but not the public interest,” said Allan Meltzer, a former economic adviser to President Reagan, and an expert on monetary policy at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.“It’s terrible.”

Indeed, Congressmen Brad Sherman, Congressman Paul Kanjorski and Senator James Inhofe all say that the government used scare tactics by warning of martial law if Tarp wasn’t passed:

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#743266 Sep 17, 2012
TSM wrote:
I keep seeing posters saying Liberals/Democrats the party of New Ideas…What!! But if I lived in a Liberal/Democrat echo Chamber I guess Raising Taxes/Increase Spending would be a New Concept among the chatter of Liberals/Democrats!! Liberalism boils down to “ Stupid Is What Stupid Does”
That's because the senile old terds forgot what thier old ideas that failed were. They just keep coming up with the same ol' crap every time. Tax, Spend, cut the military, remove freedoms, incite class warfare, blah, blah, blah...

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