Youtube Interviews President Obama


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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    January 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm


  2. 11 nospin
    January 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Congrats on first NCLB

  3. 13 Judith Fardig
    January 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    No Child is definitely not left behind!

  4. 16 vcprezofan2
    January 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Oops! It has started and I missed the beginning.


  5. 18 Nena20409
    January 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Congrats NCLB on your Solid Gold ⭐

  6. 19 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  7. 20 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

  8. 21 vcprezofan2
    January 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    That YouTube session with POTUS was ‘foine’… and quite informative! #ThanksObama

    • 22 COS
      January 15, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Very, very delightful interview sessions. Really enjoyed all.

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        January 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        Hi COS.
        Yes, I ❀ the fact the President had time to express himself without too much interruption, and I particularly ❀ the different approach/focus of each participant.

    • 24 Judith Fardig
      January 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      President Obama is a master at reaching young people. I hope Nerdy has time to tweet the highlights since I was multitasking while watching it and want to pay more attention on second viewing.

      • 25 vcprezofan2
        January 15, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        Hel-lo to you, Mrs. Judith! πŸ™‚ ^5 on your continued busy-ness with =(commitment to) your voting goals. Seeing PBO’s genuine commitment to our future in the way he interacts is *always* uplifting.

  9. January 15, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    What a great interview by some wonderful young people. Great questions! I wouldn’t have known about this if it wasn’t for TOD. Thank you!

    • 27 arapaho415
      January 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      GA karihope.

      Wonderful livestream, encourage everyone here to watch the full hour.

      The science guy (Destin Sandlin, DOD employee) asked what properties the newly discovered element named “Obamium” should have, LOL.
      PBO, LOL’d at that question, and said it would need to be stable, non-reactive (inert) and not too hot or cold. πŸ™‚

      Toward the end, he emptied his pockets and showed off the pocket trinket gifts he had in his pocket today.
      Rosary from Pope Francis
      Miniature Buddha
      Lucky metal poker chip (2007, from an Iowa biker)
      Hindu Monkey God
      Coptic cross (from an Ethiopian woman)

      Loved it, hope that clips from this appear on my twitter timeline, or here!

  10. 30 Nena20409
    January 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Crude Oil is below $30 a barrel.
    Unfortunately, this is used by Speculators to keep driving the Markets…..Dow, lower.

    • 31 4morefor44
      January 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      amazing. never thought we’d see these kind of prices again. i have a hybrid now, but had a gas guzzler a couple years ago, and the price difference between then and now would mean about $100 extra dollars in my pocket each month now. multiply this across every person and business in america, and wow, what a huge boost for the economy. wall st speculators (in essence las vagas casino owners) can play with numbers all they want. this is cold hard cash kept in people’s pockets. very helpful!

    • January 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      never EVER thought I’d see those kinds of prices again….

      $2/gal gas?

      never ever ever

    • January 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you President Obama ….

      For WAY MORE than reducing the cost of a gallon of dinosaur ooze …..

    • 34 Wilson Michael
      January 16, 2016 at 12:10 am

      Thank you PBO – vindication of PBO policies – increased MV fuel efficiency, reduced US demand for oil, International agreement with Iran, etc, etc. Key benefit (albeit unintended) – stuffs Russia’s economy and makes it’s foreign military adventures a millstone around Putin’s neck. LOL. Also I think it may have the effect of dampening funds for terror organisations like ISIS and Al Queda, etc.

  11. 35 Nena20409
    January 15, 2016 at 3:25 pm

  12. 36 vcprezofan2
    January 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    // ……………………….

    Here’s what is happening. One of the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill is to identify “Systemically Important Financial Institutions” (SIFI, another way of saying “too big to fail”). Those institutions now have to abide by special regulations, one being that they have to maintain enough capital to cover their risky bets (so that taxpayers are not required to bail them out). Doing so makes them less profitable.

    ……………………………….. //


    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      January 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Very helpful article. Thanks, AMK.

    • 39 vcprezofan2
      January 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      • January 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        “as the are in being angry…” that’s it. They all want revenge more than they want the actual problem fixed and despite any negative real-world consequences.

      • 43 99ts
        January 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

        vc – completely off topic – with the Canadian health care system – do you have an option to pay private insurance or does everyone work in the government system?

        • 44 vcprezofan2
          January 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

          TS, I have no real clue of what really goes on federally. Everyone is in the government system – in my province – but I believe people can supplement that if they wish. For example, my son is studying in another province and other than knowing his health card is acceptable there, I’m not sure how it works.

          • 45 99ts
            January 15, 2016 at 7:09 pm

            Everyone here is in the govt system too – but we are encouraged (by govt) to pay extra for “private” care. The States run the hospitals but it’s all funded by the feds – so much the same in every state.
            I’ll have to read further. Someone was asking the difference between single payer & government provided health care & I thought it may be Canada vs Australia – but seems maybe not.

            • 46 vcprezofan2
              January 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

              What you describe here sounds much like what we have except we are not ‘encouraged’ to pay for ‘private’. It’s a choice some make. Since I’ve always been covered for upgraded care at work , I’ve never really looked closely at what happens otherwise.

              • 47 99ts
                January 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm

                Govt subsidises private insurance (30%) and wealthy folks without same have to pay extra into the govt system.

                Seems my thoughts on Canada were not quite right. I know the UK also has some private insurance – although few can afford it. When we were there we just had the NHS – which turned out to be fine.

                • 48 vcprezofan2
                  January 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

                  You made me do a quick peek (not that I’ve read it all or anything) /shrug/ πŸ™‚

                  Canada Health Act

                  The Canada Health Act is federal legislation that puts in place conditions by which individual provinces and territories in Canada may receive funding for health care services.

                  There are five main principles in the Canada Health Act:

                  Public Administration: All administration of provincial health insurance must be carried out by a public authority on a non-profit basis. They also must be accountable to the province or territory, and their records and accounts are subject to audits.

                  Comprehensiveness: All necessary health services, including hospitals, physicians and surgical dentists, must be insured.

                  Universality: All insured residents are entitled to the same level of health care.

                  Portability: A resident that moves to a different province or territory is still entitled to coverage from their home province during a minimum waiting period. This also applies to residents which leave the country.

                  Accessibility: All insured persons have reasonable access to health care facilities. In addition, all physicians, hospitals, etc, must be provided reasonable compensation for the services they provide.

                  ……………………………………………. //


                  • 49 99ts
                    January 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm

                    reading reading

                    • 50 vcprezofan2
                      January 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm


                      Provincial Health Insurance

                      Health insurance in Canada is handled by individual provinces and territories. New residents to a particular province must apply for health coverage. Upon being granted health coverage, a health card is issued which provides coverage in that particular province or territory.

                      For new residents, there are typically waiting periods before health coverage will be granted. This can vary, but cannot exceed three months as part of the Canada Health Act.
                      …………………………. //

                      Also from the above link, which I’m leaving with you! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                    • 51 99ts
                      January 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm

                      This was interesting –

                      In addition to public health care providers such as primary care doctors and hospitals, many private clinics offering specialized services also operate in Canada.

                      Under federal law, private clinics are not legally allowed to provide services covered by the Canada Health Act. Regardless of this legal issue, many do offer such services.

                      So it’s illegal – but it happens??

                      All is similar to us – except the feds do provide cover for prescription meds. It is also true that private insurance can eliminate lengthy wait times. Emergencies will also get preference in the state system, but non-urgent can often mean a long wait – and the definition of urgent fluctuates somewhat.

                    • 52 vcprezofan2
                      January 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

                      See, now you know more than I, TS. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I just use the services if and when I need to, and since I’ve never had to pay anything out of pocket I’ve not looked into the nitty-gritty. If I had to describe our system the only sensible thing I can say is that I’ve been more exposed to preventive care than not.

  13. 57 Ladyhawke
    January 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Why the Republican Field is Incapable of Challenging Trump


    In order to take on a bully like Trump you have to look him in the eye and stand your ground confidently – without prevaricating or attempting to out-bully the bully. In order to do that, you have to know what you believe and be able to articulate it authentically. Short of that, Trump will find the opening and exploit the hell out of it.

    None of these candidates can do that because what the Republican Party is about right now is all a farce based on fear-mongering and out-dated policies that have proven themselves to be a disaster. They’re putting on a show and Donald Trump is making that obvious to everyone by simply putting on a bigger show.

  14. 60 Allison
    January 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm

  15. 64 Ladyhawke
    January 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    • 65 kid kanga
      January 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Yes this! could do this with so many things!

      2008: DOW is down, Obama is ruining the economy!
      2016: DOW more than doubles. Obama is ruining the economy!

  16. January 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, released late yesterday, just a few hours before the latest Republican debate.

    1. Donald Trump: 33% (up from 27% in an NBC poll from early December)
    2. Ted Cruz: 20% (down from 22%)
    3. Marco Rubio: 13% (down from 15%)
    4. Ben Carson: 12% (up from 11%)
    5. Jeb Bush: 5% (down from 7%)
    5. Chris Christie: 5% (up from 3%)

  17. 69 JER
    January 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm


    Also watch on C-SPAN TV.

  18. 71 JER
    January 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  19. 73 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    LOL! πŸ˜‚

  20. 74 Ladyhawke
    January 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    • 75 Vicki
      January 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Trump is indignant that Cruz insulted NYC values. Really?

      I am indignant that the GOP candidates have made insulting our President the centerpiece of their campaigns.

      When the Dixie Chicks made a very mild comment distancing themselves from President Bush they were loudly excoriated by the Press.

      Now Donald and the others say over and over that our country is led by stupid and incompetent people.
      Where is the righteous outrage????? It just kills me that their slurs go unremarked upon.
      Silence is consent, you worthless MFs calling yourself journalists.

      • 76 99ts
        January 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm

        Silence is consent, you worthless MFs calling yourself journalists.

        I so agree with this Vicki – the US media has led a massive campaign against their President – only reason people like the current brand of GOP wannabees are seen as having any form of validity.

  21. January 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Since the powers that be have declared Iowa to be Very Important in the next few weeks, we are being inundated with campaign ads and candidate visits these days. We are walking over to the junior high behind our house in a bit to see Bill Cinton this evening, which seems kind of incredible that he would come there. Oh, well! And earlier this week I couldn’t find a parking spot at the library b/c Jeb! was having a “rally” or something there. Enjoy the attention while it lasts, I guess. πŸ™‚

  22. 82 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  23. 86 JER
    January 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  24. 87 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    There’s been an attack on a hotel used by UN staff and weserners in Burkina Faso.

    • 88 Dudette
      January 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      More here:

      • 89 Dudette
        January 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

        “In November, Burkina Faso elected a new president after nearly three decades of autocratic rule followed by a civil uprising.

        Roch Marc Christian Kabore won more than 53% of votes. Kabore was a former prime minister of the West African nation.

        The West, particularly France, considers Burkina Faso a key ally in the fight against al Qaeda. The country was formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta, when it was established in 1958 as a self-governing colony under France.

        Blaise Compaore served as President from 1987 until he resigned in 2014. Elections in October were postponed because of a failed coup against a transitional government. Kabore was elected in November.”

    January 15, 2016 at 5:56 pm


  26. 91 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm

  27. 92 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm

  28. 93 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm

  29. 94 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      January 15, 2016 at 6:14 pm


  30. 96 Dudette
    January 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    She’s baaaaack! πŸ™‚

    January 15, 2016 at 6:17 pm


  32. 102 arapaho415
    January 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    GA TODville.

    @WhiteHouse came through, posted clip of PBO showing his pocket trinkets to @ingridnilsen:

    Haven’t seen the “Obamium” clip yet though. 😦

    Other clips with @sWooZ1e are on @whitehouse Twitter timeline.

  33. 106 arapaho415
    January 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    And from yesterday, to honor the late giant, Julian Bond:

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