16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

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16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby John » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:09 pm

16-Jun-10 News -- Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

** 16-Jun-10 News -- Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill
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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby OLD1953 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:58 am

The speech was intended to reassure Boomers and GenXers that their money is safe (BS) and was probably effective at that. It was also reassuring to the godgovers, the group that believes the government is some kind of godhead and the president is the papal authority. That latter group is larger than you think, and a president ignores them at extreme peril. They seem to be equally split between neo conservatives and far left green types.

Look at the demands that the government shut down that oil well. How? Miracles?
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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby cm » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:30 am

Quote: "An article last week by Evans-Pritchard in the Telegraph points to numerous trends that indicate that the European economy is deteriorating:
Almost 100 million barrels of oil (a near record) are stored in tankers at sea, by speculators hoping for higher prices, indicating that a sharp fall in price is coming...."

This article is from June 2009, not this year.
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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby John » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:13 am

cm wrote:Quote: "An article last week by Evans-Pritchard in the Telegraph points to numerous trends that indicate that the European economy is deteriorating:
Almost 100 million barrels of oil (a near record) are stored in tankers at sea, by speculators hoping for higher prices, indicating that a sharp fall in price is coming...."

This article is from June 2009, not this year.


Thanks for the correction. I've corrected the article.

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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:22 am

c'mon, John! Obama is responsible for BP's oil disaster? OK, I get the "karmic revenge" point, but really, I think you're just jealous 'cause he's richer and thinner than you. Plus, he went to Harvard, and, well, MIT is just not Harvard. As we both know.
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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby shoshin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:37 am

I just noticed that I was listed as "Guest", but I want full credit for that last post! It was I, John.
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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby John » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:54 am

shoshin wrote:c'mon, John! Obama is responsible for BP's oil disaster? OK, I get the "karmic revenge" point, but really, I think you're just jealous 'cause he's richer and thinner than you. Plus, he went to Harvard, and, well, MIT is just not Harvard. As we both know.


Well, David, there's just no telling what Karma is going to do, even to rich, thin
Harvies.

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Re: 16-Jun-10 News - Obama gives Oval Office speech on oil spill

Postby The Grey Badger » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:15 pm

For your amusement and edification - re toxic spills


http://www.theonion.com/articles/massiv ... -bp,17564/
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OMG, this will flat kill you

Postby OLD1953 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:35 am

The problem with Obama's speech has been revealed! He overshot the American audience!

So the President has a "problem" if he makes a speech at high school level. Good grief. Are we a nation of morons, or does this guy just like to think that?

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06 ... .analysis/

President Barack Obama's speech on the Gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.
Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin-Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.
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OMG, this will flat kill you

Postby OLD1953 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:36 am

The problem with Obama's speech has been revealed! He overshot the American audience!

So the President has a "problem" if he makes a speech at high school level. Good grief. Are we a nation of morons, or does this guy just like to think that?

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06 ... .analysis/

President Barack Obama's speech on the Gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.
Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin-Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.
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