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Hey all ur local baka asking what do you think about this election and what it means to every 1 around the world. were do u stand not only as an american but any 1 on here whether ur from Australia to Germany plz ome and talk about ur thoughts on this fantastic and powerful election year. try not to flame others and debate nicelyif u can ty and good night from USA, and the local baka ^^
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lol thanks i was wondering what u were doing >.> though it dosent really matter so
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Change has Arrived in America!!!!!!!
43 years ago black people couldn't vote.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Acts giving black people the right to vote.
2008 Senator Barack Obama becomes the first Black President!


Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. . They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. (sister Maya Soetero-Ng)
He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. Obama turned down lucrative job offers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law firm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community. Obama and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Quick Facts:
Meaning of the name “Barack”: One who is blessed
Barack's nickname when he was young: Barry
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6’1”
Alma Mater: Columbia University (1983); Harvard Law School (1991)
Marital Status: Married
Wife’s Name: Michelle Obama
Date of Marriage: October 18, 1992
Children: (2) Malia Ann Obama, born 1999; Natasa Obama (known as Sasha), born 2001
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Barack Obama. Sr., from Kenya, and Ann Dunham, from Kansas (Mother and father have passed away)
Religion: Christian
Hobbies: Poker and basketball



I was fortunate to be able to grow up seeing America from varied viewpoints. My childhood was spent in Hawaii and Indonesia. After college I worked as a community organizer on the South side of Chicago focusing on improving living conditions in poor neighborhoods.
I came to understand that to truly solve the problems facing our communities, it would take a change in our laws and our politics. I ran and served for seven years in the Illinois state Senate, where I fought for expanding children's health care, providing tax cuts for the working poor and enacting welfare reform. In 2004, I was elected to the U.S. Senate, where I have worked to pass laws securing dangerous weapons and making government more accountable. I have also opposed the Iraq war from the start, and believe that we need to bring our troops home so we can refocus on the wider struggle against terrorism.
Of all my life experiences, I am most proud of my wife Michelle and my daughters Malia and Sasha.

source:http://www.blackplanet.com/Barack_Obama/



Barack Obama Biography



Barack Obama Facts
President Electee Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress.

President Electee Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined the Senate in 2005.

President Electee Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate.

Most of his legislative effort has been in the areas of:

* Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (25 bills)
* Health care (21 bills) and public health (20 bills)
* Consumer protection/labor (14 bills)
* The needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces (13 bills)
* Congressional Ethics and Accountability (12 bills)
* Foreign Policy (10 bills)
* Voting and Elections (9 bills)
* Education (7 bills)
* Hurricane Katrina Relief (6)
* The Environment (5 bills)
* Homeland Security (4 bills)
* Discrimination (4 bills)

Of the 15 bills Senator Obama sponsored or co-sponsored in 2005-7 that became law:

Two addressed foreign policy:

* Promote relief, security and democracy in the Congo (2125)
* Develop democratic institutions in areas under Palestinian control (2370).

Three addressed public health:

* Improve mine safety (2803)
* Increased breast cancer funding (597)
* Reduce preterm delivery and complications, reduce infant mortality (707).

Two addressed openness and accountability in government:

* Strengthening the Freedom of Information Act (2488 )
* Full disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds (2590)

Two addressed national security

* Extend Terrorist Risk Insurance (467)
* Amend the Patriot Act (2167)

One addressed the needs of the Armed Forces

* Wave passport fees to visit graves, attend memorials/funerals of veterans abroad (1184).

Of the 570 bills Senator Obama introduced into the Senate during the 109th and 110th Congress (Senate Bill numbers are in parentheses), they can be summarized as follows:

25 addressed Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

* Suspend royalty relief for oil and gas (115)
* Reduce dependence on oil; use of alternative energy sources (133)
* Increase fuel economy standards for cars (767, 768 )
* Auto industry incentives for fuel efficient vehicles (1151)
* Reduce green house gas emissions (1324)
* Establish at NSF a climate change education program (1389)
* Increase renewable content of gasoline (2202)
* Energy emergency relief for small businesses and farms (269)
* Strategic gasoline and fuel reserves (1794)
* Alternative diesel standards (3554)
* Coal to liquid fuel promotion (3623)
* Renewable diesel standards (1920)
* Reducing global warming pollution from vehicles (2555)
* Fuel security and consumer choice (1994, 2025)
* Alternative energy refueling system (2614)
* Climate change education (1389)
* Low income energy assistance (2405)
* Oil savings targets (339)
* Fuel economy reform (3694)
* Plug-in electric drive vehicles (1617)
* Nuclear release notice (2348 )
* Passenger rail investment (294)
* Energy relief for low income families (2405)

21 addressed Health Care

* Drug re-importation (334)
* Health information technology (1262, 1418 )
* Discount drug prices (2347)
* Health care associated infections (2278 )
* Hospital quality report cards (692, 1824)
* Medical error disclosure and compensation (1784)
* Emergency medical care and response (1873)
* Stem cell research (5)
* Medical Malpractice insurance (1525)
* Health centers renewal (901, 3771)
* Children’s health insurance (401)
* Home health care (2061)
* Medicare independent living (2103)
* Microbicides for HIV/AIDS (823)
* Ovarian cancer biomarker research (2569)
* Gynological cancers (1172)
* Access to personalized medicine through use of human genome (976)
* Paralysis research and care (1183)

20 addressed Public Health:

* Violence against women (1197)
* Biodefense and pandemic preparedness and response (1821, 1880)
* Viral influenza control (969)
* End homelessness (1518 )
* Reduce STDs/unintended pregnancy (1790)
* Smoking prevention and tobacco control (625)
* Minority health improvement and disparity elimination (4024)
* Nutrition and physical education in schools (2066)
* Health impact assessments (1067, 2506)
* Healthy communities (1068 )
* Combat methamphetamines (2071)
* Paid sick leave (910)
* Prohibit mercury sales (833, 1818 )
* Prohibit sale of lead products (1306, 2132)
* Lead exposure in children (1811, 2132)

14 address Consumer Protection/Labor

* Stop unfair labor practices (842)
* Fair minimum wage (2, 1062, 2725, 3829)
* Internet freedom (2917)
* Credit card safety (2411)
* Media ownership (2332)
* Protecting taxpayer privacy (2484)
* Working family child assistance (218 )
* Habeus Corpus Restoration (185)
* Bankruptcy protection for employees and retirees (2092)
* FAA fair labor management dispute resolution (2201)
* Working families flexibility (2419).

13 addressed the Needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces:

* Improve Benefits (117)
* Suicide prevention (479)
* Needs of homeless veterans (1180)
* Homes for veterans (1084)
* GI Bill enhancement (43)
* Military job protection
* Dignity in care for wounded vets (713)
* Housing assistance for low income veterans (1084)
* Military children in public schools (2151)
* Military eye injury research and care (1999)
* Research physical/mental health needs from Iraq War (1271)
* Proper administration of discharge for personality disorder (1817, 1885)
* Security of personal data of veterans (3592)

12 addressed Congressional Ethics and Accountability

* Lobbying and ethics reform (230)
* Stop fraud (2280)
* Legislative transparency and accountability (525)
* Open government (2180, 2488 )
* Restoring fiscal discipline (10)
* Transparency and integrity in earmarks (2261)
* Accountability of conference committee deliberations and reports (2179)
* Federal funding accountability and transparency (2590)
* Accountability and oversight for private security functions under Federal
* contract (674)
* Accountability for contractors and personnel under federal contracts
* (2147) Restrictions awarding government contracts (2519)

10 addressed Foreign Policy:

* Iraq war de-escalation (313)
* US policy for Iraq (433),
* Divestiture from Iran (1430)
* Sudan divestment authorization (831)
* Millennium Development Goals (2433)
* Multilateral debt relief (1320)
* Development bank reform (1129)
* Nuclear nonproliferation (3131,977,2224).

9 address Voting/Elections

* Prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections (453)
* Voter access to polls and services in Federal elections (737)
* Voter intimidation and deceptive practices (1975)
* Senate campaign disclosure parity (185)
* Require reporting for bundled campaign contributions (2030)
* Election jamming prevention (4102)
* Campaign disclosure parity (223)
* Presidential funding (2412)
* Integrity of electronic voting systems (1487)

11 addressed Education

* Increase access of low income African Americans to higher education (1513)
* Establish teaching residency programs (1574)
* Increase early intervention services (2111)
* Middle school curriculum improvements (2227)
* Public database of scholarships, fellowships and financial aid (2428 )
* Summer learning programs (116)
* TANF financial education promotion (924)
* Higher education (1642)
* Build capacity at community colleges (379)
* Campus law enforcement in emergencies (1228 )
* Support for teachers (2060).

6 addressed Hurricane Katrina

* Hurricane Katrina recovery (2319)
* Emergency relief (1637)
* Bankruptcy relief and community protection (1647)
* Working family tax relief (2257)
* Fair wages for recovery workers (1749)
* Gulf coast infrastructure redevelopment (1836)

5 addressed the Environment

* Drinking water security (218, 1426)
* Water resources development (728 )
* Waste water treatment (1995)
* Combat illegal logging (1930)
* Spent nuclear fuel tracking and accountability (1194)
* Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act (Introduced in Senate)[S.726.IS ]

4 addressed Discrimination

* Claims for civil class action based on discrimination (1989)
* Domestic partnership benefits (2521)
* Unresolved civil rights crimes (535)
* Equality or two parent families (2286)

4 addressed Homeland Security

* Judicial review of FISA orders (2369)
* National emergency family locator (1630)
* Amend US Patriot Act (2167)
* Chemical security and safety (2486)
Barack's Economy Plan http://www.barackobama.com/issues/economy/index.php
Barack's Education Plan http://www.barackobama.com/issues/education/index.php
Barack's Energy& Environment Plan http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/newenergy
Barack's Ethics Stance http://www.barackobama.com/issues/ethics/index.php
Barack's Foreign Policy http://www.barackobama.com/issues/foreign_policy/index.php
Barack's Health Care Plan http://www.barackobama.com/issues/healthcare/index.php
Barack's & Homeland Securityhttp://www.barackobama.com/issues/homeland_security/index.php
Barack & Iraq http://www.barackobama.com/issues/iraq/index.php
Barack & Senors and Social Security http://www.barackobama.com/issues/seniors/index.php
Barack's Tax Plan http://origin.barackobama.com/taxes/
Barack & Veterans http://www.barackobama.com/issues/veterans/index.php
Barack & Women's Issues http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/womenissues
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all i can say is..
FUCK YES
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anyway im kinda glad Obama won although I'm mostly conservative. I just hope Obama will bring that "change" in America that was advertised like a billion times in his campaigns
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maa i was hoping he wins hehe idk why and i hope he will make a big change and i think he wont effect only america but he'll effect the whole world cuz USA is one of the biggest power in da world
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i had my up yesterday but they closed http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-373700/Obama-winning-the-race.html any way fuck yeaaaaaaaaaaaa he won
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