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President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012




  4 score and 4 years ago Barack Obama defeated John McCain and became the 44th president of the United States of America. 4 years later the American people have again appointed him leader of this great nation. In the early hours of the night an uncertainty hung over the Obama camp like a bad storm. They trailed considerably as the first states drew conclusion of their votes. While there was many counts being tallied there were also as many conflicting reports of a clear cut leader. This would eventually go in favor for Barack and company. As the swing states begun to fall in line, he would win nearly all of them including Ohio and the 55 pointer, California. When the clock approached 11pm Eastern Time it was evident that Barack Obama would have exactly what he had hoped for, four more years.
Heading into the wee hours of the night one of the most important of the swing states, Florida had not yet concluded there voting. Florida was said to be most critical this year to the campaign of both Obama and Romney. Had Florida been punctual it still wouldn’t have gave Governor Romney the lead but it could have closed a considerable gap. However the voting woes continued in Florida and who the state chose is still unclear at this time. What is clear is that the Obama camp was so far ahead, the missing Florida vote did not stop his victory. Governor Romney edged out the president in many states but the ones with bigger impact such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio all were in favor of Obama.

 Looking forward to the future and the obstacles that still lies ahead of this Obama cabinet, many feel there are still questions to be answered and things to be done. The president has implemented a new healthcare reform but what else he will change this term is a question many in the nation are asking. During his campaign he was faced with similar questions and Obama was quick to note how uncooperative congress was. Congress shut down many proposed bills from the Obama administration. Too often were his plans and attempts rejected by republicans in the house. Furthermore In his acceptance speech he says he hopes that in this term his administration and congress can work together to make America better rather than oppose each other on every issue. Maybe then the concerns of all will be heard, becoming a more unified America and not a land of divided people.

Jay-Z: The Power of Our Voice


President Obama and Jay-Z in Columbus, Ohio



Obama and Romney: the final stretch

This time of year the polls are usually the most misleading, but with just 2days away until the big day numbers all around the country are confirming this one of the closest races ever. According to CNN’s national poll “it’s a dead heat”, meaning it’s a complete tie. Influencing the race this year was the huge turnout in the early voting. Battleground states like Florida had one of the biggest turnout‘s in the entire nation. This will be pivotal, as Florida was one of the states that led Barack Obama to be the clear cut winner in the last presidential election. This last stretch run of campaigning both parties are making last ditch efforts to speak in citites and hammer home their number 1 issue.

Sandy update

As the streets of the northeast begin to slowly clear from debris, bodies start to surface. The death toll rises to 110 In the united states, 2 in Canada, and a total 67 in Caribbean. The deaths throughout the states stretch from New York, Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and the Carolina’s. The restoration efforts will continue to go on for quite some time as New Yorkers and its surrounding states know this recovery will not be an overnight success. The power outages are slowly being reduced from 3 million to now 1.5, with New York still having about 75% of the outages left. The lack of power still leaves 30% of the gas stations closed in the New York, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey metropolitan areas. So far the residents of the New York, Connecticut, and Jersey Metropolitan areas have applied and received about $137 million dollars in assistance from FEMA, with many more still planned to be dished out. Along with FEMA and the U.S Military, Wal-Mart, PepsiCo, are all doing their part in helping the American people by donating millions dollars in supplies, food, and beverages. The biggest concern after the storm is getting trailers and shelters for the many Americans with uninhabitable homes, as the cold of winter rolls in, homelessness will not be an option for survival.

Police helicopter crash kills 2

Atlanta police officers, Richard Halford(48) and Shawn Smiley(40), were killed in a helicopter crash late Saturday afternoon. The officers were responding to the search for a 9 year old boy, but the search ended tragically with their own deaths. It started as a helicopter search for a missing 9-year old boy. The crash happened just miles from downtown. Sources say it was flying low so the officers would have better visibility during their search said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. Both officers were killed on impact of the crash. Sadly both officers were Father’s and husbands leaving behind families. Richard Halford joined the force in 1986 and was part of the air unit for the past 16 years; he leaves behind a wife and 21-year-old daughter. His partner Shawn Smiley leaves behind his wife and three children, ages: 5, 7 and 9. Smiley became an officer on the Atlanta force in 2010."Losing an officer is the most difficult thing a police chief can face," Turner said. "Losing two is an unthinkable tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families of these officers and our thoughts and prayers are with them. This is a difficult day ... it is a reminder of their bravery and the sacrifices made by our officers every day."

Zoo attack, in Pittsburgh

The unimaginable happened at a Zoo exhibit in Pittsburgh Sunday. A 3 year old boy fell inside the “African painted dogs” exhibit. It was a 14 foot fall from observation deck, said the zoo’s president Barbara Baker. After the fall staffed was alerted quickly, and moved 7 of the 11 dogs out of the exhibit, and darts were shot to scare the other 4 away. The dogs had formed the mind of a pack and the darts did nothing to stop the commencement of the brutal attack. Emergency teams and Police eventually were able to get inside but at that point the damage had been done, and 3 year lost his life. The African painted dogs are some of the most ferocious wild dogs and are among the endangered dog species in the world, they are about the size of a small German Shepherd. The zoo which also has a breeding program for these dogs will be closed until further notice and pending an investigation.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com


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