Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1656784 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072092 Jan 30, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The best place for wind farms is in the inhospitable desert where nobody wants to live. I understand the panels provide great shelter for desert inhabitants like lizards and tortoises.
what panel do wind farms have? are you sober?

wind works great wherever there is regular winds to tap. it works best at usage points like homes or business, just like solar does.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072093 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well then, talk to me like I'm a 4-year-old. Explain how many windmills and solar panels it would take to supply enough energy to New York City...and where might all these windmills be placed? How much would it cost to install all those solar panels and who would pay for it?
Surely, you can explain this to a 4-year-old, and I'm at least smarter than a 4-year-old.
So go ahead. I'll pay real close attention.
who says it could power the whole city? do you have a problem with 30%? 40%? 20%?

offshore of new york they could generate huge amounts of wind energy and tidal energy also...

putting all your energy needs in one basket of fossil fuels, especially when we know those are limited and we hove many other cool things we can do with those complex hydrocarbon chains besides burn them ( making plastics, for one..)is really a poor future plan, isn't it?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1072094 Jan 30, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The best place for wind farms is in the inhospitable desert where nobody wants to live. I understand the panels provide great shelter for desert inhabitants like lizards and tortoises.
no, you ignorant fool, the desert is a very fragile and beautiful place that is destroyed forever by wind farms and solar panels....

many people prefer the desert over a swamp like the place where you NYC Bocajews live....

plus, ya gotta put the wind farms where there is wind, and there are very few places in the desert that meet that description...the Coachella Valley being one, already destroyed by wind farms....

so, if you want the power, live with the consequences....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072095 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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an 11-year old selling a few cupcakes for birthday parties is no different from a bake sale...
and bake sales have been banned in some communities by Fascist government bureaucrats....
these clowns need to learn that they work for the taxpayers, and not the other way around....
yes, in fact it is. the article we are talking about clearly points this out...

you can't really be this stupid, can you?
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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1072097 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>why would the windmills look any different from the other things i see off the coast at, say, cape cod?
do you even have the slightest clue as to what you are talking about here? it amazes me at how willing you are to make a fool of yourself by talking about things you don't even understand in the least...
Someone actually came up with a plan to supply enough energy to New York City with wind power.

It would involve a floating array of multi-mega watt turbines located miles from the coastline, and virtually invisible from shore. The tower for each turbine would stretch 90 meters above the surface of the sea, supporting blades reaching 125 meters in diameter. The whole apparatus would rest on special buoys, one kilometer apart, with strong mooring systems to take big waves. Sub-sea cables dug into trenches would channel electricity generated by each turbine to the electric grid onshore.

A windfarm sufficient to power all of New York City would spread over 4,000 square kilometers of offshore terrain — 40 by 40 miles, or a land area roughly equivalent to half of Yellowstone National Park. A windfarm of a more typical size, one rated 300 megawatts, say, would occupy a five by five mile swath of ocean, and could power 1.5% of the city.

http://engineering.mit.edu/ask/how-many-wind-...

That's a start. One city down. But you notice the cost of placing all these turbines just to supply energy to one city was never mentioned.

And what about all of the cities on all of the coastlines - and the entire nation?

Doesn't drilling our own oil and tapping into our own natural resources such as gas and coal seem a lot simpler and cheaper?

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1072098 Jan 30, 2014
The Barack H. Obama Foundation was fast-tracked to IRS tax-exempt status at the same time that the IRS was abusing numerous Tea Party and conservative groups. While those groups’ tax-exempt applications were taking two years and mountains of paperwork and invasive queries about their memberships and activities, the Barack H. Obama Foundation won its status in just 30 days. That status was back-dated 38 months, which is against the law.- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/obamas-brother-wears-...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1072099 Jan 30, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny that's what your mother said after she anally birthed you.
Now we know. It was YOUR ancestors who gave us all these diseases and character traits.
http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/201...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1072100 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, in fact it is. the article we are talking about clearly points this out...
you can't really be this stupid, can you?
I didn't know that Nature made mouths running loose unattached to anything.

Do you eat and defecate from the same orifice?

Just wundrin'...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072101 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone actually came up with a plan to supply enough energy to New York City with wind power.
It would involve a floating array of multi-mega watt turbines located miles from the coastline, and virtually invisible from shore. The tower for each turbine would stretch 90 meters above the surface of the sea, supporting blades reaching 125 meters in diameter. The whole apparatus would rest on special buoys, one kilometer apart, with strong mooring systems to take big waves. Sub-sea cables dug into trenches would channel electricity generated by each turbine to the electric grid onshore.
A windfarm sufficient to power all of New York City would spread over 4,000 square kilometers of offshore terrain — 40 by 40 miles, or a land area roughly equivalent to half of Yellowstone National Park. A windfarm of a more typical size, one rated 300 megawatts, say, would occupy a five by five mile swath of ocean, and could power 1.5% of the city.
http://engineering.mit.edu/ask/how-many-wind-...
That's a start. One city down. But you notice the cost of placing all these turbines just to supply energy to one city was never mentioned.
And what about all of the cities on all of the coastlines - and the entire nation?
Doesn't drilling our own oil and tapping into our own natural resources such as gas and coal seem a lot simpler and cheaper?
why not save out oil and gos as much as we can and use other countries until it is really scarce?

you don't think about the future much do you. every successful person i know plans for the future.

again putting all you energy needs in one basket is a bad plan no matter the source. what part of this time honored knowledge don't you understand?

yo are really not up to this level of discussion, dear...you just seem able to parrot things you don't really comprehend...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1072102 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>who says it could power the whole city? do you have a problem with 30%? 40%? 20%?
offshore of new york they could generate huge amounts of wind energy and tidal energy also...
putting all your energy needs in one basket of fossil fuels, especially when we know those are limited and we hove many other cool things we can do with those complex hydrocarbon chains besides burn them ( making plastics, for one..)is really a poor future plan, isn't it?
offshore wind farms make sense if they are economically competitive, but should not be taxpayer subsidized......

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1072103 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone actually came up with a plan to supply enough energy to New York City with wind power.
It would involve a floating array of multi-mega watt turbines located miles from the coastline, and virtually invisible from shore. The tower for each turbine would stretch 90 meters above the surface of the sea, supporting blades reaching 125 meters in diameter. The whole apparatus would rest on special buoys, one kilometer apart, with strong mooring systems to take big waves. Sub-sea cables dug into trenches would channel electricity generated by each turbine to the electric grid onshore.
A windfarm sufficient to power all of New York City would spread over 4,000 square kilometers of offshore terrain — 40 by 40 miles, or a land area roughly equivalent to half of Yellowstone National Park. A windfarm of a more typical size, one rated 300 megawatts, say, would occupy a five by five mile swath of ocean, and could power 1.5% of the city.
http://engineering.mit.edu/ask/how-many-wind-...
That's a start. One city down. But you notice the cost of placing all these turbines just to supply energy to one city was never mentioned.
And what about all of the cities on all of the coastlines - and the entire nation?
Doesn't drilling our own oil and tapping into our own natural resources such as gas and coal seem a lot simpler and cheaper?
And what happens with another Hurricane Sandy?

How about all the environmental damage done digging those 10 mile long trenches in the seafloor? Plus, the anchoring.....

Terrorism security?

Environ-Wackos love the location because all the killed seabirds just float away unseen.

Cost/Killowatt = Embarrassment

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072104 Jan 30, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And what happens with another Hurricane Sandy?
How about all the environmental damage done digging those 10 mile long trenches in the seafloor? Plus, the anchoring.....
Terrorism security?
Environ-Wackos love the location because all the killed seabirds just float away unseen.
Cost/Killowatt = Embarrassment
how many birds are killed by windmills? not nearly as many as by house windows...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072105 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
offshore wind farms make sense if they are economically competitive, but should not be taxpayer subsidized......
you mean like our nuclear power plants are?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1072106 Jan 30, 2014
Ah! The cries of the reich wingers!

Goes so well with a brew-skie!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072107 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
offshore wind farms make sense if they are economically competitive, but should not be taxpayer subsidized......
you mean like all the taxpayer subsidies we give to oil and gas development?

do you really even have a clue as to what you are talking about on any subject on this planet?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1072108 Jan 30, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And what happens with another Hurricane Sandy?
How about all the environmental damage done digging those 10 mile long trenches in the seafloor? Plus, the anchoring.....
Terrorism security?
Environ-Wackos love the location because all the killed seabirds just float away unseen.
Cost/Killowatt = Embarrassment
the risk of storm damage is real and needs to be part of the economic calculation...again, not to be subsidized by the taxpayers.....

the transmission line impact is probably less than on land.....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072109 Jan 30, 2014
harmonious wrote:
The Barack H. Obama Foundation was fast-tracked to IRS tax-exempt status at the same time that the IRS was abusing numerous Tea Party and conservative groups. While those groups’ tax-exempt applications were taking two years and mountains of paperwork and invasive queries about their memberships and activities, the Barack H. Obama Foundation won its status in just 30 days. That status was back-dated 38 months, which is against the law.- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/obamas-brother-wears-...
so you understand what the Tea party stands for? do you understand what the tax status those groups were applying for?

the name tea party in those groups would be a tota; red flag that they were not meeting the standards for that tax exemption status.

you should try to learn at least the very basics of the issue you are attempting to discuss...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1072110 Jan 30, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
This Weasel-In-Chief has done a lot of asinine things but never let it be said that he is guilty of leading by example.
He is an image trying to create a Presidency.
Should have clarified Brit Hume's uncharacteristic amusement after the SOTU when I said he had to stifle the need to laugh assessing Obama's speech saying Obama was talking about his own presidency - meaning his own 'failed' presidency. Hume seemed to think that was quite amusing. As, in fact, it was.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072111 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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the risk of storm damage is real and needs to be part of the economic calculation...again, not to be subsidized by the taxpayers.....
the transmission line impact is probably less than on land.....
you mean like the oil rigs?

it is funny to watch you make a fool of your self...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1072112 Jan 30, 2014
Black Activists in Chicago React to President Obamas State of the Union

The activists gave their reactions to Obama’s big speech in a number of eye-opening interviews.

J.R. Fleming, a member of Chicago’s Anti-Eviction Campaign, said Obama’s speech was “the same ol’, same ol’.” He summed up the address as a “bunch of talk and rhetoric to give favor to a dying economy in America.”

“And the reason why our economy is dying is the president’s approach is always to place blame,” he added.“It’s not the 1 percent problem, it’s not the 99 percent problem, it’s an American problem."

Joe Watkins, the founder of V.O.T.E.(Voices of the Ex-Offender), said Obama has been “more hurtful to the black race than he has been helpful.” He claimed some people will accept his failures due to “symbolic” reasons relating to the color of his skin.

“But those of us at the bottom of the ladder don’t accept that,” he added.

Another activist with V.O.T.E. actually addressed Obama personally, telling him the black community would probably better off if he ended his presidency right now.

“Just quit,” Mark Carter said.“Because if this is what you call helping us, then just stop helping us.”

http://rebelpundit.com/2014/01/video-chicago-...

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