President Obama

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  1. dylanz

    dylanz Junior Member

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    Phew... :D
     
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    Re: President Obama

    :D
     
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    Re: President Obama

    I concur! Best of a really bad bunch....
     
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    I hope the environment gets a look in now
     
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    Re: President Obama

    McKinney or Nader would have been better. They didn't have the money.
    _____________________________________________________________


    Why should we, the majority, put up with the stupidities of the Liberal/ Labour, Republican/ Democrat, Tory /Socialist dichotomies, whose efforts are to defeat each other, not to assist all people?

    We do not live to support public servants and bankers in luxury, or politicians in great comfort, or C.E.Os in obscene wealth. No, it takes too much misery to keep a few manipulators too fat.
    excerpts
    https://www.tagari.com/?p=206
     
  6. *redreamer*

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    Re: President Obama

    i have to say i would rather Ron Paul was elected...... but honestly....of the two main contenders Obama was the only real choice. But having said that...... the acceptance speech was stunning.

    the reality is that the election is not just about WHO wields power......

    its also a barometer for the individuals that make up this country..... (I am in the US)

    I AM also thinking theres been some sort of general awakening.....and yes.... the people HAVE spoken.


    How that transpires none of us know.. but somehow it does give me a little hope that so many were walking the walk and a little less apathy, a little less complacency and a little more perception seems to be in the world.

    I thought the acceptance speech was dignified and it DID reflect a strong element of hope.

    To me the results are more about a 'collective consciousness' more than some damm red/blue colour coded
    victory..... (I guess i don't really get that divide.....)it seemed to me people WERE saying......

    WE WANT SOMETHING BETTER.

    How can that be a bad foundation?

    i dont know how this will translate....... i do know I dont have to
    be concerned about the 'Palin effect' which for some reason bothered me THE MOST about the other guy........

    I do think...... the page is blank and the words and pictures are only forming.....lets give the guy a chance.
     
  7. frosty

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    the best of the bad bunch indeed :evil: but sounds like more of the same

    https://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... e21143.htm

    frosty
     
  8. Ojo

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    Re: President Obama

    False history gets made all day, any day,
    the truth of the new is never on the news

    In a grave miscarriage of justice and bribery the Supreme Court in 1886 granted personhood to corporations and the rest as they say is history.

    Until both parties get serious about reigning in the corporations we will just be spitting into the wind with any talk of political change.
    (excerpts)
    https://agonist.org/forgiven/20070805/th ... ey_can_buy
     
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    Yea check out Nader etc...on therealnews.com
    This is the best commentary I have found
     
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    I'm glad he got elected. He has intelligence and a social conscience, two things sadly lacking in the past 8 years. He also seems to take a scientific view, and so stem cell research will now go ahead much faster, and the science concerning climate change has a better chance of being taken seriously.
     
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    Re: President Obama

    Hi Permies,
    Made time to come to the sight to say hi and check the Board for reaction to the Brave new World of Obama.

    At first I was surprised to find such tempered enthusiasm….. so I went away.
    But on reflection… I subscribe to the comments about the Corporations.

    Forget about fighting Al Qaeda (which was constructed, funded and trained by the CIA) the REAL enemy is the Corporates..

    Since October I have been googling around trying to get the real real – REAL – hard-core info on the financial crisis.

    The Federal Reserve Bank is a private Corporation.

    There was one US President who tried to reign in this private bank… his name was Abraham Lincoln…..
    Despite being a Civil War hero, things didn’t go to well for him after he locked horns with the Money Men.

    A hundred years later there was another US President who tried to reign in the Money Men and their private bank.
    His name was John F Kennedy.
    Things didn’t go so well for him….

    And now Obama….. His first task as President is to tack the steaming pile of poop that is the US economy… and if he is serious about Change and being Effective, that will put him on a collision course with the Money Men.

    …. Based on history, I have deep concerns about how well this will go for him….….

    Remember that the powerful investors in Lehman Brothers – a member of the Fed Reserve managed to extract THEIR billions on Sunday afternoon ahead of the a company being flushed down the toilet when Wall Street “opened” on Monday.

    And aint it a co-incidence that General Motors goes broke in late 2008 – with Peak Oil estimated to hit big time in 2010-2012. …. We’re on the Titanic and the Money Men have made off with the few lifeboats….

    For more knowledge about the high fatality rate among national leaders who have attempted to challenge the Money Men since WW read:
    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins
    Game Old As Empire – Steven Hiatt
    The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – Greg Palast
    Also educational are essays and writings from John Pilger and Aruna Roy, among others.

    Yes…. It is great Obama won the MSM-paradigm controlled popularity contest that is the US Presidential election…. And the outcome was by no means certain, as the Bushites had managed to steal the two preceding elections. (The Best Democracy Money Can Buy/Greg Palast is just once authoritative source for this assertion)

    Let us all hope Obama can make the fundamental imperative changes that are needed – not just for the US, but for all of us sailing in space and time on this poor, bruised blue planet.
     

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