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mrmhead On 17 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#16New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 02:16:25
@chaski Said

Obama is going to violate our constitution and force everyone into allowing him to run for a third (3rd) term, which is in violation of our governmental system, at which time he will declare himself to be the King of the USA.

Within a very short but unspecified period of time, Obama will attack the rest of the world (with the help of the United Nations) and institute a world wide socialistic empire.

You forgot to mention that this will be accomplished by taking out most of the opposition with the Ebola virus, because there really is an antidote - for the "good guys"

... I think that's what Above Top Secret said
chaski On May 15, 2021
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#17New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 14:24:25
@bob_the_fisherman Said

Would Obama win if he ran again? Leaving aside.....


If it were allowed, and it is not... he cannot even try to sign up to be included as a candidate... the U.S. government AND each state would have to change their candidate registration laws....but... IF he could run again...

Yes. He would win over a Republican.

Why? Because the Republicans have no one to offer.

Even some of the most hard line republicans, such as Ann Coulter, have said that Obama is the only Democrat that they "fear".

On the other hand, many Democrats are tired of Obama and most want H. Clinton so Obama probably wouldn't get past the Democrat Primaries.
chaski On May 15, 2021
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#18New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 14:33:26
@mrmhead Said

You forgot to mention that this will be accomplished by taking out most of the opposition with the Ebola virus,


Well that goes without saying... after all, Obama created the Ebola virus in 1976 when he was only 15 years old.

Of course the Obama Conspiracy to Rule the World tried to cover this fact up by pretending that at the time he was living in Hawaii with his grandparents, but really he was creating the Ebola Virus with his mother in Indonesia in 1975... who was supposedly doing "anthropology field work"....

Yep... sure it was anthropology field work... the creation and transmission of the Ebola Virus to humans...
mrmhead On 17 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#19New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 17:53:18
@chaski Said

If it were allowed, and it is not... he cannot even try to sign up to be included as a candidate... the U.S. government AND each state would have to change their candidate registration laws....but... IF he could run again...

Yes. He would win over a Republican.

Why? Because the Republicans have no one to offer.

Even some of the most hard line republicans, such as Ann Coulter, have said that Obama is the only Democrat that they "fear".

On the other hand, many Democrats are tired of Obama and most want H. Clinton so Obama probably wouldn't get past the Democrat Primaries.


I would vote for Obama just to piss off the GOP!

As has been said - we are too often left with having to choose the lesser of two evils.

Thinking on the "Us - Them" politics....It's not so much the ideologies and platforms of one party vs the other (or libs vs cons) - they both have good and bad points. It is the extremist methods on both ends of the spectrum that turns me off. And right now it is the obstructionist GOP that is really irritating ... but the Dems are no angels in that matter either. I think they're just playing the game as it is being played on the other side of the aisle.
chaski On May 15, 2021
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#20New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 19:25:33
@mrmhead Said

I would vote for Obama just to piss off the GOP!

As has been said - we are too often left with having to choose the lesser of two evils.

Thinking on the "Us - Them" politics....It's not so much the ideologies and platforms of one party vs the other (or libs vs cons) - they both have good and bad points. It is the extremist methods on both ends of the spectrum that turns me off. And right now it is the obstructionist GOP that is really irritating ... but the Dems are no angels in that matter either. I think they're just playing the game as it is being played on the other side of the aisle.



A recent study found that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who do not watching any news at all.

To be fair, the same study (I think it was the same study) had similar findings relative to MSNBC.

And people who watch stuff like InfoWars.... I suspect that they are not only less informed, but actually have lost cognitive function.... they should just smoke pot.
someone_else_again On March 06, 2021
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, Washington
#21New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 19:31:07
@chaski Said

A recent study found that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who do not watching any news at all.

To be fair, the same study (I think it was the same study) had similar findings relative to MSNBC.

And people who watch stuff like InfoWars.... I suspect that they are not only less informed, but actually have lost cognitive function.... they should just smoke pot.



It would almost seems as if the problem is drawing your news all from one source.
chaski On May 15, 2021
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#22New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 20:18:32
@someone_else_again Said

It would almost seems as if the problem is drawing your news all from one source.



I think the problem is that most people seem to be a combination of extremely gullible and willfully ignorant, and then believe whatever crap they are told.
someone_else_again On March 06, 2021
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, Washington
#23New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 20:47:44
@chaski Said

I think the problem is that most people seem to be a combination of extremely gullible and willfully ignorant, and then believe whatever crap they are told.



If I say you're right, does that make me "most people?"
chaski On May 15, 2021
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#24New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 20:50:25
@someone_else_again Said

If I say you're right, does that make me "most people?"



bob_the_fisherman On November 05, 2020
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, Angola
#25New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 21:35:57
@chaski Said

If it were allowed, and it is not... he cannot even try to sign up to be included as a candidate... the U.S. government AND each state would have to change their candidate registration laws....but... IF he could run again...


Yes, I am aware of the fact that a US President has only two terms.

@chaski Said
Yes. He would win over a Republican.

Why? Because the Republicans have no one to offer.

Even some of the most hard line republicans, such as Ann Coulter, have said that Obama is the only Democrat that they "fear".

On the other hand, many Democrats are tired of Obama and most want H. Clinton so Obama probably wouldn't get past the Democrat Primaries.


I don't take any interest in domestic US politics (believe it or not)... it's only where it effects my interests that I notice it. So, the Reps are not a thing I know much about.

It seems though, from my uninformed outsiders perspective, that they are currently moving towards a hardline right wing position (small government, low taxes on the wealthy, screw the poor because it's their fault there poor etc). It is based on (theoretically), failed ideas like political pragmatism and the trickle down effect - I also suspect a fair whack of greed and self interest as well.

Hopefully, out of this stupidity on the right, there will emerge a new breed of politician that is not intent on upholding a stupid and failed ideology. The right need to learn compassion, and the left need to learn to manage a budget... But, considering that the USA is economically imploding and diving off a cliff taking the rest of us with it, in a sense it does not matter what the right does or does not do. The US is already dead. They are not getting out of the economic hole without a multitude of deaths... anyway...

I can't say I'll miss Obama. I do not agree with the hard right that he is evil. I just think he had an uncanny ability to always pick the worst of any two options. I just put it down to him being a moron rather than malicious... I hope Hillary does better, though I doubt it.
someone_else_again On March 06, 2021
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, Washington
#26New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 21:37:21
@chaski Said




bob_the_fisherman On November 05, 2020
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, Angola
#27New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 21:52:52
@chaski Said

A recent study found that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who do not watching any news at all.


Not defending Fox because I do not watch it or know what it is (other than some kind of news service that is written off as right wing lunacy)... but, any study of that kind is unlikely to be free of bias, and the scope for manipulation is huge. I think I could generate studies of that kind to prove all kinds of things if I wanted to.

Before I took any notice of it, I would ask - who funded the study, why did they fund it, and what answers were they seeking... then, I would already know the result before even beginning to read the findings.

Anyway... I have seen snippets of things from Fox... interviews and the like. They seem reasonable to me. A lot of the stuff I have seen is of significantly higher quality, and is far more in depth, than what we get here in Australia on our news services.

@chaski Said
To be fair, the same study (I think it was the same study) had similar findings relative to MSNBC.

And people who watch stuff like InfoWars.... I suspect that they are not only less informed, but actually have lost cognitive function.... they should just smoke pot.


Irrespective of what news people watch, it needs to be grounded in a good knowledge of history. Simply put, if you know stuff, then the news can assist you in gaining an idea of what is going on. If you don't know stuff, the news just creates decontextualised information in your head that you then process in whatever way your drug fantasy tells you to... at least, it appears that way from what I see.
PTF On April 24, 2017

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Indiana,
#28New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 21:54:25
Well I'm planning for a third time in convincing voters in my area to vote "straight" Republican.
I speak for many in getting this dude's regime out of office and power.
Obama has made a mess.
someone_else_again On March 06, 2021
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, Washington
#29New Post! Aug 01, 2014 @ 22:01:38
@PTF Said

Well I'm planning for a third time in convincing voters in my area to vote "straight" Republican.
I speak for many in getting this dude's regime out of office and power.
Obama has made a mess.



Why did you say "straight?"
chaski On May 15, 2021
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#30New Post! Aug 02, 2014 @ 13:31:39
@PTF Said

Well I'm planning for a third time in convincing voters in my area to vote "straight" Republican.
I speak for many in getting this dude's regime out of office and power.
Obama has made a mess.


Correction: Bush made a mess of things and Obama hasn't fixed Bush's mess...although our economy has been recovering... slowly... but still recovering...and OBL was finally killed along with many other al Qaeda leaders... and jobs numbers have been gradually rising (+1,564,000)... and we pulled out of one unwanted war and are pulling out of another unwanted war... and the housing market is gradually recovering... and unemployment is down (7.6% )...the S&P 500 is up (+96% )... U.S crude oil production and drilling and wind & solar power are up (good for our economy to not be so dependent on foreign oil and energy sources)...

But yes there are still many problems that Obama has not fixed... but most of which were not created by Obama...


As for me, I'm planning for an eleventh consecutive time in convincing voters in my area to forget about the Republican vs Democrat crap, to stop paying attention to extremists, and to vote for the candidate with the best plan to help the USA.
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