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Oct 8th 2012 new

Since the question asked by this thread is: "So what will Obama do now?"

Well here is one of the answers. In speaking to some of his Hollywood supporters he brushed aside his poor debate performance by stating that he can't be expected to be constantly on his game every night.

Taken by itself, with no context, a true statement that applies to all of us. But throw a little context around it and it is another illustration of his total arrogance.

The statement presupposes that he is usually on his game. Reality demonstrates that that is just not true. His accomplishments are few and far between.

A mark of his failure is the fact that although he will still be supported by most African-Americans, his support among them is slipping. African-American religious leaders are greatly disturbed by his stance on so called same sex marriage and have spoken out against the stance in their pulpits.

A likely result is that although he will still garner most of the African-American votes, a large segment of that voting block may not even vote. And in this race he needs every one of those potential voters to vote for him as well corralling the same percentage as last time of misguided Catholic voters, and independents.

Even the polls that show him ahead show that his suport among indepoendents has seriously eroded with a large majority of those votes no solidly in the Romney camp. Now anything can happen before Nov. But the indications now are that if the vote were held today, he would lose.

Oct 8th 2012 new

One thing I don't understand is how devout Catholics can vote for Obama. If you're a devout Catholic and you're voting for Obama, you'd better recheck your loyalties. Obama is the worst pro-choice politician in America. For that reason alone, a devout Catholic should be against him. Just a thought.

-Joe

Oct 8th 2012 new

(Quote) Joseph-714567 said: One thing I don't understand is how devout Catholics can vote for Obama. If you're a dev...
(Quote) Joseph-714567 said:

One thing I don't understand is how devout Catholics can vote for Obama. If you're a devout Catholic and you're voting for Obama, you'd better recheck your loyalties. Obama is the worst pro-choice politician in America. For that reason alone, a devout Catholic should be against him. Just a thought.

-Joe

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You're absolutely right, Joseph - a devout Catholic cannot vote for Obama without contradicting the teachings of Christ and core teachings of the Church. There is absolutely no doubt about it. And, recently (as you can find references in many of the threads here), many cardinals, archbishops, and bishops are issuing statements now that are making this perfectly clear. Voting for Obama at this point seems to me to be making a clear choice for voting for evil to triumph in our United States of America - a country clearly founded on the right to life of the individual (granted by God) and the principles of religious freedom and liberty. We MUST go back to these core principles which are totally in line with our Catholic faith and the teachings of Christ to survive both as a country and as children of God.

Oct 8th 2012 new

(Quote) Joseph-714567 said: One thing I don't understand is how devout Catholics can vote for Obama. If you're a dev...
(Quote) Joseph-714567 said:

One thing I don't understand is how devout Catholics can vote for Obama. If you're a devout Catholic and you're voting for Obama, you'd better recheck your loyalties. Obama is the worst pro-choice politician in America. For that reason alone, a devout Catholic should be against him. Just a thought.

-Joe

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Oh, and I forgot to say welcome to the forums, Joseph!

Oct 8th 2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: I'm really concerned as to what actions Obama might take now that the race is tightening up...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:

I'm really concerned as to what actions Obama might take now that the race is tightening up, and he may finally feel that he actually may lose. I would not rule out Obama taking any action to stop Romney's election.

And so, when I heard the September Jobs Report - my first thought was that Obama and his machine may be doing something sneaky to make him and his administration look better since jobs are the number 1 issue. I just heard from Lou Dobbs on Fox that this percentage is based on a household survey of 50,000 households which is a very small number, and that this is likely a statistical fluke. Romney suggested that it is also reflecting many people giving up and leaving the job market. Who knows?

But, really, I wouldn't rule out Obama and his campaign and administration doing ANYTHING to stay in power. I think we should be prepared for anything - particularly some manufactured crisis (and, no, I'm not a conspiracy theorist) in the remaining weeks and possibly days before the election! Any thoughts?

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What all politicians who are running for that place in the Oval Office; Anything and everything he can sell to the public to win win win. wink Whatelse do you expect out a politition?

Oct 8th 2012 new

Let's not be in fear and worry what Obama will do next. The best thing for us to do is pray the Rosary and say the prayer to Our Lady of America.

Speaking at the May 2000 beatification of Francisco and Jacinto Marto, two of the young shepherds who saw Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Pope John Paul II quoted St. Louis de Montfort, "I tell you that 'one makes more progress in a short time of submission and dependence on Mary than during entire years of personal initiatives, relying on oneself alone.' "

The best thing is to do is pray and leave it in God's and Blessed Mother's hands. Trust! Have faith.

Oct 8th 2012 new

(Quote) Denise-687929 said: Let's not be in fear and worry what Obama will do next. The best thing for us to do is pray ...
(Quote) Denise-687929 said:

Let's not be in fear and worry what Obama will do next. The best thing for us to do is pray the Rosary and say the prayer to Our Lady of America.

Speaking at the May 2000 beatification of Francisco and Jacinto Marto, two of the young shepherds who saw Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Pope John Paul II quoted St. Louis de Montfort, "I tell you that 'one makes more progress in a short time of submission and dependence on Mary than during entire years of personal initiatives, relying on oneself alone.' "

The best thing is to do is pray and leave it in God's and Blessed Mother's hands. Trust! Have faith.

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An excellent reminder, Denise! Thank you!

Oct 8th 2012 new

(Quote) Steven-706921 said: BTW, here's what else the O'bummer (mal)administration is doing: telling defense contrac...
(Quote) Steven-706921 said:

BTW, here's what else the O'bummer (mal)administration is doing: telling defense contractors to hold off on layoff notices due to the Sequestration until after the election, and even offering to waive fines for violations of the 60-day advanced warning rule (the WARN act).

www.theblaze.com

Still think those employment numbers are for real?

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Requirements for the WARN act include:

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires companies to notify affected workers 60 days prior to a plant closure or mass layoff.

In general, employers with 100 or more employees must report large layoffs. Plant closings of 50 or more employees also must be reported.

For most companies, “mass layoff” is defined as 50 or more employees at a single location. The minimum number of laid-off workers required is higher for very large work forces.

There are so many caveats to how a company can skirt around this notification. Anctipation of contract delays allow defense contrators to shift people to altnerate projects and leave the minimum required in each impacted functional unit exposed. The "single location" piece is another big loophole. If you look at software development, you may have a manager with direct reports at several facilities or even working from home. A business can surgically cut headcount so it doesn't have an impact at any one facility and they can do it over time to soften the numbers blow. Most fortune 500 companies today are lucky to hand out even 30 day notices. In many cases, it's two weeks and your out the door with a minimal severance...but oh by the way if you happen to sign this waiver against suing the company...they'll double the severance.

Oct 8th 2012 new

(Quote) Brian-699857 said: Requirements for the WARN act include:The Worker Adjustment and Retrainin...
(Quote) Brian-699857 said:




Requirements for the WARN act include:

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires companies to notify affected workers 60 days prior to a plant closure or mass layoff.

In general, employers with 100 or more employees must report large layoffs. Plant closings of 50 or more employees also must be reported.

For most companies, “mass layoff” is defined as 50 or more employees at a single location. The minimum number of laid-off workers required is higher for very large work forces.

There are so many caveats to how a company can skirt around this notification. Anctipation of contract delays allow defense contrators to shift people to altnerate projects and leave the minimum required in each impacted functional unit exposed. The "single location" piece is another big loophole. If you look at software development, you may have a manager with direct reports at several facilities or even working from home. A business can surgically cut headcount so it doesn't have an impact at any one facility and they can do it over time to soften the numbers blow. Most fortune 500 companies today are lucky to hand out even 30 day notices. In many cases, it's two weeks and your out the door with a minimal severance...but oh by the way if you happen to sign this waiver against suing the company...they'll double the severance.

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When terminations are subject to the WARN Act, it is not uncommon for the large companies to escort employees to the door at the time of the notification (usually with some time to pack up personal effects) while keeping them on the payroll for 9 weeks to meet the notification requirement, with the severance kicking in after that.

Oct 8th 2012 new
(Quote) Cheryl-409772 said: Read this article about Chavez's race and devisive socialist policies in Venezuela....the two of these men...
(Quote) Cheryl-409772 said:

Read this article about Chavez's race and devisive socialist policies in Venezuela....the two of these men...Chavez and Obama could be twins.

news.yahoo.com

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And this is just sickening.

Besides tweeking numbers, today, "Columbus Day," there was an article on Yahoo about how Obama acknowledges the day, or rather how a member of the media thinks that it should be acknowledged by running that story today. The headlines said something to the effect of "Obama celebrates Chavez." Of course, out of curiousity I checked it out, and he chose today of all days, "Columbus Day," to dedicate the home of Cesar Chavez in Bakersfield, CA, as something....a national monument?.....(which is the farming area of CA in central CA).

In all honesty, I would say that most Californians, who are actually USA citizens, don't even know who Cesar Chavez was, unless they are from a farming background in CA. That is an extreme special interest issue, and run by Yahoo to dig it in that all of these immigrants here in CA, have no idea who Christopher Columbus was.

There is even a Cesar Chavez day in CA! When I worked for the State of CA, we had the "holiday," off, and laughing especially the younger generation, didn't even know who he was! Who would argue a free day off?
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