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Old 11-13-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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I keep saying it over and over and over again to my friends and relatives: Watch what Obama does not what he says.
But he talks about hope and change and smiles a lot.

That makes him a good person.

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Well, here we see the Obama haters coming up to bat just when you'd assume that thinking folks knew the truth of BOTH parties. Politicians are SCUM, yes all of them are deceitful, basically self serving, egotistical, and, greedy. I didn't like Bush and Obama is simply the Democratic version of Bush, Reagan, Clinton, Nixon, they're all rats coming to the feast of our collective wealth. When we as American's can see beyond the game of the convenient two party system that was set up to provide a blame game then we will be laying the groundwork for REAL change..........
Politicians are almost inherently scum. The fact that it tends to draw the power-hungry and "idealists" (I don't mean that in a good way) along with the fact that politics inherently involves compromising personal beliefs, telling people what they want to hear, and working people against each other tends to mean that if you aren't a scumbag already, you'll probably become one just to get things done.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:31 AM
 
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How about throwing that money to something that actually exists - where it is a known fact it is needed and works: shortage of cancer drugs, along with other medication and medical products. (Granted the doctors play a huge role in the "shortage".)

Doxil shortage part of a growing problem of short supplies - latimes.com

The pharmaceutical companies and doctors a have stranglehold on patients and government. Maybe some regulation is need in that area as well.
I thought doctors were suppose to save lives?

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About 200 medications are listed on the FDA's drug shortage page. In addition to cancer drugs, the list includes anesthetics, sterile injectable drugs for conditions such as infection and heart conditions, and intravenous nutrition therapy. The agency lists only "medically necessary" drugs, not those for which substitute drugs are available.
Obama seems to think that ordering investigations and changing certain policies will help. Is that all he could come up with?
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Not an Obama supporter but really, who cares? At least they're getting something for their money instead of throwing it at banker bonuses.
they don't need it, because it is just going to be stockpiled.

obama certainly isn't the most subtle crook in the room, but maybe he thinks americans aren't paying attention.

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"We've got a vaccine that I hope we never have to use — how much more do we need?" said Dr. Donald A. "D.A." Henderson, the epidemiologist who led the global eradication of smallpox for the World Health Organization and later helped organize U.S. biodefense efforts under President George W. Bush. "The bottom line is, we've got a limited amount of money."

Dr. Thomas M. Mack, an epidemiologist at USC's Keck School of Medicine, battled smallpox outbreaks in Pakistan and has advised the Food and Drug Administration on the virus. He called the plan to stockpile Siga's drug "a waste of time and a waste of money."

indeed, but what's new?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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Who knows how many more of these shady deals are out there;

By David Willman, Los Angeles Times November 13, 2011

Reporting from Washington—


Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.

Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.

When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company's financial demands, senior officials replaced the government's lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show.

When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.

Siga was awarded the final contract in May through a "sole-source" procurement in which it was the only company asked to submit a proposal. The contract calls for Siga to deliver 1.7 million doses of the drug for the nation's biodefense stockpile. The price of approximately $255 per dose is well above what the government's specialists had earlier said was reasonable, according to internal documents and interviews.

$443 million for a smallpox drug some experts say we don't need - latimes.com
The tip of the proverbial Iceberg. Potemkin Village Idiot Obama is running the most-corrupt, least transparent, least competent administration in contemporary times.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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Not an Obama supporter but really, who cares? At least they're getting something for their money instead of throwing it at banker bonuses.

It's OUR money. That is why YOU should care.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:49 AM
 
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The tip of the proverbial Iceberg. Potemkin Village Idiot Obama is running the most-corrupt, least transparent, least competent administration in contemporary times.
the liberals have taken over wall street and are milking "green" energy for all it is worth. here is a good example. al gore's venture capital firm getting government contracts and making al gore richer:

Clearly the "West Coast VC guys" –– Kleiner Perkins (Gore and Doerr), have more than "lobby pull." In fact, Silver Spring Networks, as revealed in Troxler and Browns book, is one of Kleiner Perkins shining “green” companies –– their 2008, $75-million investment has scored over $700 million! Since August of 2009 when the DOE started dishing out the $4-billion from the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (part of the stimulus plan) –– awarded to selected utility companies for particular smart-grid projects –– close to sixty percent of Silver Spring “customers” were winners.

American Electric Power (AEP) received $75 million for AEP Ohio gridSMARTSM Demonstration Project, announces earth2tech.com in August 2009. It should be noted here that Richard Sandor is on the AEP board. Sandor, Chairman and founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange, who is connected to President Obama and Al Gore, is another key "player" in this Climate Scan, which will be exposed later.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative got $18.8 million for a general smart- grid build out in Texas as reported in August 2009 by earth2tech.com. Additionally, in November 2009 Austin’s Pecan Street Project won $10.4 million in federal stimulus money to create a smart-grid demonstration project, which includes Bluebonnet as part or their Technology Review and Advisory Committee.
In October 2009 Florida Power & Electric was awarded $200 million for Energy Smart Florida –– posted by earth2tech.com.
In April 2010 Pepco Holdings Inc. signed contracts for three ARRA grants totaling $168.1 million to advance smart-grid projects, reported by the Washington Business Journal. Additionally in April 2010, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $100 million from the stimulus will go for Smart Grid Workforce Training and Development, of which Florida Power & Light got $5 million and Pepco got just over $4.3 million.
In October 2009, "the U.S. Department of Energy announced that Modesto Irrigation District (MID) was one of only six California utilities selected to receive a $1.5 million federal stimulus grant to support MID’s efforts to install smart control equipment throughout its electric infrastructure" –– published in an Oracle Press Release.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. received a $130 million stimulus grant for a 771,000 smart meter deployment, as reported in October 2009 by GreenTechGrid.com.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District got a $127.5 million stimulus grant for a comprehensive regional smart-grid system, announced in October 2009 by GreenTechGrid.com.
According to an August 2009 article by earth2tech.com, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) –– another Silver Spring customer –– "applied for $42.5 million government grant for home area networks in conjunction with the city of San Jose and Stanford University," yet it is unclear whether or not they received it. However, in May 2010, the DOE awarded PG&E a $25 million stimulus grant to develop compressed air storage for electricity" –– writes the San Francisco Business Times.
But the "government bucks" don’t stop at Silver Spring Networks...

check out Ausra Inc.

that's how you get rich in a recession/depression-funneling government money.


if they ever get cap and trade implemented nationally, we are in for a world of pain.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:36 AM
 
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Not an Obama supporter but really, who cares? At least they're getting something for their money instead of throwing it at banker bonuses.
How about throwing it back to who it belongs to. The taxpayers.

We know how to spread it around without the help of politicians and their cronies.

Who could have a problem with that?
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Austin
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How about throwing it back to who it belongs to. The taxpayers.

We know how to spread it around without the help of politicians and their cronies.

Who could have a problem with that?

And there would be no overhead involved....
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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When are people going to wake up about this? Obama plans to raise a record $1 billion for the 2012 campaign. These donors are not giving all that money from goodness of heart. They're investing, with the hope of a pretty return on investment, all based on Obama's access to YOUR wallet.

As recently as 1996, total prez campaign spending by both sides was only $240 million. Now it's one billion by Obama alone. And we wonder why we're in trouble????? C'mon people wake UP!
Presidential Fundraising and Spending, 1976 - 2008 | OpenSecrets=
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Austin
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When are people going to wake up about this? Obama plans to raise a record $1 billion for the 2012 campaign. These donors are not giving all that money from goodness of heart. They're investing, with the hope of a pretty return on investment, all based on Obama's access to YOUR wallet.

As recently as 1996, total prez campaign spending by both sides was only $240 million. Now it's one billion by Obama alone. And we wonder why we're in trouble????? C'mon people wake UP!
Presidential Fundraising and Spending, 1976 - 2008 | OpenSecrets=

Which means the citizens need to be more diligent about digging up fraud, waste and cronyism like the Solyndra scandal.
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