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Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Joe Biden our newest President!! My Prediction!!
Current mood: impressed
Category: News and Politics
I believe Barack Obama will win the presidency. I believe it will be our tuffest time in Amerikkka since Kennedy. I hate to say this but after Barack is assassinated Joseph Biden win take charge. This event will cause many peoblems. History will repeat itself. It is time for a change. I love Barack; but I just don't think Amerikkka is ready. It hasn't even been 50 years since Kennedy. They killed Kennedy just for liking African Americans. Then you see what happened to Martin Luther King. I will pray he survives if he is elected. I in no way hope this happens or want this to happen. It's just what I see. I hope to God I'm wrong. Long live everyone!!! ~Ricky
Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
wow. Never heard that before. Don't get me wrong, I don't doubt it, I posted something earlier that said Lincolns freeing the slaves wasn't altruistic as much as it was a political move.
The Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment
To The Constitution For The United States
"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them." [Journal of the Senate]
Preceding the arrest of the Maryland legislators, Lincoln’s most shocking, even treacherous act, swept under the rug by Lincoln’s loving biographers, grew out of ex parte Merryman. John Merryman was a known Southern sympathizer in Maryland. He was arrested by General Cadwallader and imprisoned in Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Merryman petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of habeas corpus, which was granted by Chief Justice Roger Taney, and the general was ordered to bring Merryman into court for adjudication. The general refused.
In response, the Court ordered federal marshal Bonifant to bring the general and Merryman to court. Taney could have organized an armed posse of deputy marshalls to arrest the general, but that might have resulted in bloodshed and was avoided.
As an alternative approach, Taney wrote a blistering opinion — today considered one of the greatest opinions of the Supreme Court — and had a copy delivered to President Lincoln. The opinion condemned the action of the president and reviewed the leading authorities on English as well as American constitutional law.
An undoubtedly enraged Lincoln took it upon himself to execute an order to arrest the chief justice for having the gall to give orders to the president and to condemn his acts against the Constitution. And remember: Taney was simply doing his duty, as under the Constitution the Supreme Court has the final say on Constitutional issues, not the president, not the Congress, not anyone else.
Money is not what you believe; although whatever one may think, the stuff we use works so well that life is miserable without it. Today’s money is not money at all. It is a payments transfer system, known as checking. The presumption is that money is in the bank and is transferred to someone by means of writing a check. That is where the greenback comes in, for it is presumed to be the money on is transferring. The greenback today is the Federal Reserve Note, the paper we carry in a wallet and call “cash”. Our story deals with the two kinds of money, the check that is not money and the greenback that is money. The Greenback got its name in President Lincoln’s administration. It is a pejorative term in that it was scorned by banks, which paid only part value for it when presented by clients. History has been unkind to the paper money put out by the Continental Congress during the Revolution against England. To downgrade something, one might say, “not worth a Continental.” The Continental Congress had no taxing authority; so, any paper money it issued could not command payment of a commodity without risk. History texts do not say that the true greenback was as good as gold, until banks persuaded the U.S. Senate to strip it of its legal tender feature. The Treasury authorized issue of $150 million of legal-tender notes on February 28, 1862 for payment of all debts public and private. The vote in Congress was 93 to 59. [Gertrude Coogan, “Money Creators”, 1934] These greenbacks never lost their value against gold coin.
Originally posted by GuyverUnit I
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
It is for commentary as yours that I came to ATS.
I can't help but feel my contributions to this thread inane.
Originally posted by chiron613
reply to post by littlebunny
Would you please give citations to the Obama quotes you posted? I don't think Obama ever said any of those things. I don't think he ever compared Gulf War vets to terrorists.
The comment about "Americans are cowards" was said by Attorney General Holder, in the context of our race relations.
Nowhere did Obama ever say that "all Americans will be forced to volunteer" - though that might not be a bad idea, requiring everyone to put in some time helping this country.
No, Obama isn't starting a civil war. if anything, the governor of Texas is making such noises, but even he has merely said he could understand Texans who might want to secede. Hardly the stuff of civil war.
Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by Sky watcher
He cant be the antichrist. Obama's name doesnt add up to 666. There are are few common factors, like possibly muslim.
He wont know who he is until he survives a fatal would to the head and survives.
None of the Greek, Hebrew or roman numbers come close, unless he has another name?
[edit on 18-4-2009 by wonderworld]
Originally posted by littlebunny
Here are a couple of links for those who don’t believe President Obama’s Administration has said what I quoted when I first started this thread. The first is a video the second is a link you must read, follow all the other links mentioned in that post to get the full story.
Americans are Cowards
Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot,
in things racial, we have always and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards
we, average Americans, do not talk enough with each other about things racial
“Conservative Americans and Gulf War Vet’s are terrorists”
a recently released intelligence assessment by the Department of Homeland Security that many conservative groups blasted as a political attack against them. And despite an apology issued to military veterans by its new secretary, Janet Napolitano, it remained unclear whether she had quelled a brewing political storm.
The April 7 assessment warned that the faltering economy and the election of the country’s first African-American president could fuel support for right-wing extremist organizations. And it said that proposals for new restrictions on firearms could lead some groups to begin stockpiling weapons and ammunition.
But the comments that stirred the most outrage referred to war veterans. The assessment cautioned that returning veterans who faced trouble reintegrating into their communities could “lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”
“An apology is owed,” Ms. Napolitano said. “We greatly respect our veterans. We have a number of veterans in our department.”
Ms. Napolitano said that the assessment was not meant as a, “blanket accusation.”
The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific
information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.
DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and
radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.
— (U) After Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-1991, some returning military veterans—including Timothy McVeigh—joined or associated with rightwing extremist groups.
— (U) A prominent civil rights organization reported in 2006 that “large numbers of potentially violent neo-Nazis, skinheads, and other white supremacists are now learning the art of warfare in the [U.S.] armed forces.”
— (U//LES) The FBI noted in a 2008 report on the white supremacist movement that some returning military veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have joined extremist groups.
Has President Obama’s administration said anything within the first few months that some could reasonably see as fighting words?
Originally posted by jfj123
I've mentioned that he/she post sources as well a couple pages back but seems that LB isn't all that interested in getting the facts straight but more interested in inflaming the populous against obama for some reason.
Maybe a bitter republican???
Originally posted by littlebunny
reply to post by jfj123
Thank you for your response and for reading the article. Even though you posted snippets from that site, did you read the link to the PDF file? Where it mentions veterans more then once?