Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1498714 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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Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179042 Aug 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Who wants to bet these two dudes are never going to move out of mom's basement
http://www.pict-twiter.com/people-who-forgot-...
Young Republicans !

Good news for America!

Months out from the midterm elections, Democrats on the campaign trail are now armed with this talking point: No matter how you look at it, the economy is steadily gaining strength.

The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 209,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. While Friday’s jobs report was less robust than many economists had expected, it still helps paint a broad picture of a strengthening labor market.

Over the last 12 months, the average monthly jobs gain was 209,000, and the unemployment rate is now 1.1 percentage points lower than it was a year ago. Friday marked the sixth straight month that more than 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy — the longest streak since 1997. The July employment data also included upward revisions to the previous two months’ payroll figures — from 224,000 to 229,000 in May and 288,000 to 298,000 in June, for a total of 15,000 additional jobs.

“It is a sign of how far the US economy has come in recent months that the 209,000 increase in non-farm payroll employment in July will probably be viewed as a disappointment in the markets,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

The July jobs report also capped a solid week of economic news. Following a dismal first quarter when the U.S. economy contracted at a rate of 2.1 percent, the government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 4 percent in the second quarter of this year — far surpassing expectations. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve took one more step this week toward winding down its bond buying stimulus program as it noted that economic activity had “rebounded” this spring.
The uptick in the unemployment rate can in part be explained by the fact that 329,000 workers entered the labor force last month. One weak spot in the jobs report that continues to be of concern is the average hourly earnings, which was virtually unchanged last month and has only risen by 2 percent over the last year.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1179043 Aug 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Galt finds it humorous that Henry Ford is held up by some as an advocate of higher wages......
Ford paid more for self-serving reasons, to reduce turnover, while at the same time pushing automation.....
Ford was adamantly against labor unions, which he thought would do more harm than good for workers.....because the unions wanted to restrict productivity as a means to foster employment.......
Ford also admired Josef Stalin and helped him build Tractor Plants and Farm Machinery Plants. A Capitalist actually helping out a mass murdering Communist. Weird.

Ford was self-serving, of course, and in the process pursued the American Dream. But he had some really screwed up ideas, too. I recall reading about how he twisted the arms of all his employees by telling them how to live, what to eat, how to dress, what to read, to such an extent that people actually thought he was off his rocker.

He also started up a Dearborn Newspaper that was Anti-Semitic and racially biased against blacks. After a number of years of heavy criticism, he was forced to close the paper.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179044 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
they are stuck in a loop of appealing to peoples more base instincts.
Carol will tell you how caring they are.
Republicans are doing an outreach to minorities that they hate.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1179045 Aug 2, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>who is this jeffy person? you couldn't bury your own nuts, pipsqueak.
Isn't that what MD Builder learned about you, Jeffy??

And your nefarious past..........
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179046 Aug 2, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
"Dear optimist, pessimist and realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! "
Sincerely, opportunist.
You utterly fail to discern the difference between benign opportunism and crass exploitation.
Buying up distressed property during bad economic times and reselling during good economic times is opportunism. Opportunity Knocks But Once. Misfortune Often.
Playing the Race Card to win elections, pass legislation, browbeat political opponents, get a job, used as extortion against banks as a Community Organizer, find sympathy from women, promote the evils of Socialism and a long, long list of Snake Oil uses is exploitative.
You sound precisely like an exploitative personality.
Sondra Pransky: You are a cynical crapehanger who always see the glass half-empty!
Sid Waterman: No, you're wrong. I see the glass half full, but of poison.
Woody Allen

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1179047 Aug 2, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. I've just recently read about the changing face of economics in this new age.
There used to be a rock solid correlation between Productivity, Employment and Profit. When employees became more productive, profits rose, economic activity increased and, thus, so did employment and wages.
Not any more. What happened? The Digital Age and Hi-Tech appeared.
Whenever office productivity rises today, it is because of better Computers, Networking and Software. This leads to higher profits but doesn't lead to higher employment. In fact, the reverse happens. More can be done today with fewer employees./
Factory Robotics and Software along with High-Tech materials and methods can produce manufactured products faster, more efficiently with higher quality but with far fewer employees.
Today's Unions are really caught with their collective pants down around their knees for not recognizing this. In the middle of this Technological Tsunami, Unions are demanding higher wages, more benefits and better working conditions and management is snickering as they place their orders for cheap Chinese Robots run by cheap S. Korean Software.
And you thought GM was still back in the 1950s with their stupid corporate attitude?
The UAW is still bragging about how they kicked ass in the 1930s to win contracts.
Robo-Burger has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? When the employees at McDonalds hear it, they'll have a Cow.
Please explain this concept to your buddy Woody. TIA
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites.. just look at the history of automation for your answer....oh yeah, history already proved you wrong,and you were just too stupid to see it.
Pretty sad when someone like shiny takes you to the woodshed.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179048 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhhh, the magic "most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites."
You're FOS and you know it.
That's as stupid as the old Repugnetard claim that we'd be a service economy after they shipped our factories to China. Like your buddy Rmoney!! LOL
What ever happened to that pipedream?? Cept for lawn service folks like you.
We've got what's called 'structural unemployment' due to the effects of automation.
Ask coalworkers. Ask Rubber workers, Ask steelworkers, ask office workers, ask computer programmers, TV repairmen, ask autoworkers, ask construction workers.
The jobs created are almost always of lower pay and benefits. Ask anyone whose industry has been automated out of existence.That is not upward mobility.
The problem has always been that automation eliminates far more jobs than it creates. The Luddites were essentially correct. The population in industrial age Europe was controlled by repeated wars since the dawn of the industrial age. Whenever there wasn't war, there was massive unemployment and unrest, leading to war.
Capitalism is economic cannibalism.
so as our world has become increasingly automated, the number of jobs has dropped?

again, history and the real world prove you wrong. you are just too stupid and not man enough to admit it.
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1179049 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't that what MD Builder learned about you, Jeffy??
And your nefarious past..........
Woodtick has shoved you through the meat grinder a dozen times again tonight mental case. Like a dumb dog though, you keep coming back for more.

Like you are the type of person that should be talking about a nefarious past?

Baawwaahhh!!!!

Are you good at anything?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179050 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain this concept to your buddy Woody. TIA
<quoted text>
Pretty sad when someone like shiny takes you to the woodshed.
again, who invents, designs, builds and programs those automation machines?

you are making an ass of yourself here...again...as usual.
Even Steven

Frankfort, KY

#1179051 Aug 2, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans are doing an outreach to minorities that they hate.
Another lie which has been repeated over and over by liberals until the naive actually believe it.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179052 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't that what MD Builder learned about you, Jeffy??
And your nefarious past..........
you believe that lying scum now? he stalked me for months and ended up with the wrong guy...

you really are a stupid tool..

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1179053 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
They could never be as cool as the original 1930's models were. They're museum pieces, so elegant and art deco.
The art deco one is probably the Philadelphia one, a lot of marble with artistic inlay and such.

I would grab a bite there while hanging out downtown when I was high school age.
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1179054 Aug 2, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Sondra Pransky: You are a cynical crapehanger who always see the glass half-empty!
Sid Waterman: No, you're wrong. I see the glass half full, but of poison.
Woody Allen
...but you are the idiot that drank it!

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1179055 Aug 2, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans are doing an outreach to minorities that they hate.
Do you honestly believe that, really!?

Republicans really suck at messaging, I'll grant you that.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1179056 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhhh, the magic "most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites."
You're FOS and you know it.
That's as stupid as the old Repugnetard claim that we'd be a service economy after they shipped our factories to China. Like your buddy Rmoney!! LOL
What ever happened to that pipedream?? Cept for lawn service folks like you.
We've got what's called 'structural unemployment' due to the effects of automation.
Ask coalworkers. Ask Rubber workers, Ask steelworkers, ask office workers, ask computer programmers, TV repairmen, ask autoworkers, ask construction workers.
The jobs created are almost always of lower pay and benefits. Ask anyone whose industry has been automated out of existence.That is not upward mobility.
The problem has always been that automation eliminates far more jobs than it creates. The Luddites were essentially correct. The population in industrial age Europe was controlled by repeated wars since the dawn of the industrial age. Whenever there wasn't war, there was massive unemployment and unrest, leading to war.
Capitalism is economic cannibalism.
The middle ground in this argument is to redefine a full time job as something less than a forty our week. If new technology allows a worker to be more productive then there is no need for him/her to put additional time in that would effectively kill the job of another person.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179057 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain this concept to your buddy Woody. TIA
<quoted text>
Pretty sad when someone like shiny takes you to the woodshed.
don't you mean shinny?( but then you spell it zenophobic, so ...)

let's see, you are now taking the word of a proven lying scum like mdbuilder and a guy who cannot even spell his own moniker right...

you seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel looking to redeem yourself, pipsqueak...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1179058 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain this concept to your buddy Woody. TIA
<quoted text>
Pretty sad when someone like shiny takes you to the woodshed.
nutsack never gets taken to the Woodshed. Instead, he gets taken to the Outhouse 'cause he's full of shi t.

There is a possible way out of the broken correlation between Productivity and Employment that Wooddick alludes to and one way is with new industries. Video Games are a billion dollar industry that wasn't even there not so long ago. Carbon nano-tech is exploding in all fields. ALL.

Build it and they will come.

But the possibility of increasing industries popping up like mushrooms on a dung pile could be wishful thinking. How many "new" industries can we expect in a reasonable amount of time to stem the flow of unemployment? Open question.

Labor-Intensive Manufacturing or Creation is a dying idea. Computers can write software and perhaps will soon replace Air Traffic Controllers and Autoworkers.

The world needs the human mind more than it needs the human body. This has never occurred before in history.

Of course, if we're talking about niches like prostitution....

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1179059 Aug 2, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>again, why would members of the military- industrial-congressional complex decide to cut their own budget?
when has the military ever said they need less money?
Who would you trust to evaluate if our Army is defense ready but a group of people who are aware of military readiness?

The law made the group bi-partisan, appointed by Sec of Defense--Hagel, and report to Congress directly. Cannot do much more to create a nonpartisan committee.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1179060 Aug 2, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Ford also admired Josef Stalin and helped him build Tractor Plants and Farm Machinery Plants. A Capitalist actually helping out a mass murdering Communist. Weird.
Ford was self-serving, of course, and in the process pursued the American Dream. But he had some really screwed up ideas, too. I recall reading about how he twisted the arms of all his employees by telling them how to live, what to eat, how to dress, what to read, to such an extent that people actually thought he was off his rocker.
He also started up a Dearborn Newspaper that was Anti-Semitic and racially biased against blacks. After a number of years of heavy criticism, he was forced to close the paper.
He was a weird guy. A simple mechanic who became powerful and had some bizzare ideas. Definitely didn't like Jews. I think from personal business experience. I don't know that it was inbred to him.

In 1920's, the USA was instrumental in providing aid to a severe Russian famine, largely due to soviet mismanagement.

But we helped, and I think that's when Ford and others invested in the newly formed USSR, Ford built great tractors at the time, needed to help solve the famine!!

America was loved by soviet peasants who got grain in American grain bags, and turned the bags into clothing.

There's a PBS special on it.
.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179061 Aug 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Who would you trust to evaluate if our Army is defense ready but a group of people who are aware of military readiness?
The law made the group bi-partisan, appointed by Sec of Defense--Hagel, and report to Congress directly. Cannot do much more to create a nonpartisan committee.
non partisan but all part of the military-industrial-congressio nal complex.

how bout some analysts from outside that group?

again, when has the military ever said they needed less, or even had enough money? the answer to this report should be for the militaryt o et more efficient. every member of the military i know talks about the incredible amount of waste and redundancy they have. time to trimt eh fat.

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