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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think what irks the right wing about Obama is that nothing sticks to him. He's Clinton II. He could rape Reagan's mother and jizz on the Constitution and most of the population would still like him. The man is political gold. I see him becoming the go-to endorsement after his 8th year.
    Sorry but I really doubt that. His last four years will likely be better than the first four though.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think what irks the right wing about Obama is that nothing sticks to him. He's Clinton II. He could rape Reagan's mother and jizz on the Constitution and most of the population would still like him. The man is political gold. I see him becoming the go-to endorsement after his 8th year.
    Meh, I'm not too concerned over him, or any other president. No matter who gets elected, it's guaranteed that he's not going to fulfill his promises during the campaign trail, and very likely that he's going to be a douche.

    Reagan: Douchebag
    Bush: Douchebag
    Clinton: Douchebag
    W Bush: Douchebag
    Obama: Douchebag
    ???: Probably going to be a douchebag
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think what irks the right wing about Obama is that nothing sticks to him. He's Clinton II. He could rape Reagan's mother and jizz on the Constitution and most of the population would still like him. The man is political gold. I see him becoming the go-to endorsement after his 8th year.
    He is the epitome of the Manchurian Candidate............
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So why are you insuating things like this in post 240



    BTW I do think Al Gore had something to do with the boom of the 90's and how we are communicating right now:

    Gore had been involved with computers since the 1970s, first as a Congressman and later as Senator and Vice President, where he was a "genuine nerd, with a geek reputation running back to his days as a futurist Atari Democrat in the House. Before computers were comprehensible [...] Gore struggled to explain artificial intelligence and fiber-optic networks to sleepy colleagues."[1] According to Campbell-Kelly and Aspray (Computer: A History of the Information Machine), up until the early 1990s public usage of the Internet was limited and the "problem of giving ordinary Americans network access had excited Senator Al Gore since the late 1970s."[2]
    Of Gore's involvement in the then-developing Internet while in Congress, Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn have also noted that,
    As far back as the 1970s Congressman Gore promoted the idea of high-speed telecommunications as an engine for both economic growth and the improvement of our educational system. He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications to have a broader impact than just improving the conduct of science and scholarship [...] the Internet, as we know it today, was not deployed until 1993. When the Internet was still in the early stages of its deployment, Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and communication. As an example, he sponsored hearings on how advanced technologies might be put to use in areas like coordinating the response of government agencies to natural disasters and other crises.[3]
    24 Jun 1986: Albert Gore introduce S 2594 Supercomputer Network Study Act of 1986[4]
    As a Senator, Gore began to craft the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991 (commonly referred to as "The Gore Bill"[5]) after hearing the 1988 report Toward a National Research Network[6] submitted to Congress by a group chaired by UCLA professor of computer science, Leonard Kleinrock, one of the central creators of the ARPANET (the ARPANET, first deployed by Kleinrock and others in 1969, is the predecessor of the Internet).[7]
    Indeed, Kleinrock would later credit both Gore and the Gore Bill as a critical moment in Internet history:
    A second development occurred around this time, namely, then-Senator Al Gore, a strong and knowledgeable proponent of the Internet, promoted legislation that resulted in President George H.W Bush signing the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991. This Act allocated $600 million for high performance computing and for the creation of the National Research and Education Network [13–14]. The NREN brought together industry, academia and government in a joint effort to accelerate the development and deployment of gigabit/sec networking.[8]
    The bill was passed on Dec. 9, 1991 and led to the National Information Infrastructure (NII)[9] which Gore referred to as the "information superhighway". President George H. W. Bush predicted that the bill would help "unlock the secrets of DNA," open up foreign markets to free trade, and a promise of cooperation between government, academia, and industry.[10]
    Prior to its passage, Gore discussed the basics of the bill in an article for the September 1991 issue of Scientific American entitled Scientific American presents the September 1991 Single Copy Issue: Communications, Computers, and Networks. His essay, "Infrastructure for the Global Village", commented on the lack of network access described above and argued: "Rather than holding back, the U.S. should lead by building the information infrastructure, essential if all Americans are to gain access to this transforming technology"[11] [...] "high speed networks must be built that tie together millions of computers, providing capabilities that we cannot even imagine."[12]
    [edit]Mosaic


    Plaque commemorating the creation of the Mosaic web browser.
    Perhaps one of the most important results of the Gore Bill was the development of Mosaic in 1993.[13][14] This World Wide Web browser is credited by most scholars as beginning the Internet boom of the 1990s:
    Gore's legislation also helped fund the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, where a team of programmers, including Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, created the Mosaic Web browser, the commercial Internet's technological springboard. 'If it had been left to private industry, it wouldn't have happened,' Andreessen says of Gore's bill, 'at least, not until years later.'[15]

    Al Gore and information technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    So no response Navy Pride?

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Sorry but I really doubt that. His last four years will likely be better than the first four though.
    Well it was the same with Clinton, first four years didn't really go all that well.

    Many Republicans also accused him of being a socialist and a marxist... that's why you can't take those charges seriously.

    They're the accusations of an extremely delusional mind.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't take big gambles, actually one of my Son-in-laws is my financial advisor........I might fire him soon.......(just kidding he has made me a lot of money in th nineties)
    Anyone could have made a lot of money in the 90's. The DJIA basically quintupled over that decade. It takes someone extra "special" to have only broken even from 2009 to now, though.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Well, at the time of this post 80.22% of us are better off today than we were this time three years ago.

    My bet is that the republicans won't be asking this question very much on the campaign trail.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well, at the time of this post 80.22% of us are better off today than we were this time three years ago.

    My bet is that the republicans won't be asking this question very much on the campaign trail.
    The poll in DP does not reflect at all how people feel nationally when polled.........
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The poll in DP does not reflect at all how people feel nationally when polled.........
    prove it.

    show us a recent poll asking Americans if they are better off today than they were 3 years ago.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    prove it.

    show us a recent poll asking Americans if they are better off today than they were 3 years ago.
    Patch's Poll: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? - Madison, CT Patch

























    Take our poll and add the reasons for your answer in the comments.






    Are you better off than you were four years ago?
    Yes (please explain in the comments)

    34 (16%)

    No (please explain in the comments)

    145 (72%)

    The same

    22 (10%)


    Total votes: 201
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