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The President Speaks At The ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Summit

 

4:15 EST: The President delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism


150 Responses to “The President Speaks At The ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Summit”


  1. 7 Betsy
    February 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Hello Chips! Did I tell you my son got engaged last Friday night?

  2. 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    WOOOT—-WOOOOOOOOOT…WAITING FOR THE ENERGIZER!!!!!

  3. 14 Nena20409
    February 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    3X…..Triplet Au ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ winners 🙂
    NCLB,
    Chips
    Betsy
    😎

  4. 15 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I CAN’T STAND IT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE ‘NEXT PRESIDENT’ AND PBO IS STILL HERE..I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL..AND…JUST PLAIN STUPID!

  5. 16 japa21
    February 18, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    One of the first things you have to do to fight terrorism is to identify it and call it by name. And that includes white terrorism, Christian terrorism, Jewish terrorism and non-religious terrorism. Unfortuantely, too many people only identify terrorism with Islam.

  6. February 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    For your afternoon laughter…

  7. 28 Nena20409
    February 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

  8. 32 57andfemale
    February 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    No one writes better political commentary than Charlie Pierce. No one. There are subjects where we diverge but as a writer, he has no parallel:

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33203/jeb-bush-announces-his-brain-trust/

  9. 33 idon
    February 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    It looks like the President is talking about the GOP, KKKoch brothers, the KLAN, the christian right, the teaparty – we need to dismantle the ideology, the structure, the funding, the propaganda machines to spread their hate, and foment violence. Oh yes, my President is on fiyah!!

  10. 35 Nena20409
    February 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

  11. 36 idon
    February 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I cannot wait to see Nerdy’s tweets on the President’s countering violent extremism summit speech. The President is also talking about the hateful christian right in America using propaganda to incite violence. This speech is made of the awesome. There’s has never ever been a President anywhere as perfectly presidential as my beloved President Obama. Just an amazing speech.

    • 37 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      THE TRUTH HURTS…THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T PLAY GAMES…HE KNOWS WHAT THE TRUTH IS………………

  12. 38 sherijr
    February 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    l believe if folks just listened to President Obama- his ideas/cures for the multiple levels of BS in the world- his common sense and decency, we would eliminate 90 percent of the threats/ hatred/ violence. I so enjoyed listening again to what a true leader has to say.

    I’m confused is this Summit for/ of Americans or international folks?

  13. 41 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    THE ENERGIZER’S SUMMIT SPEECH…ABSOLUTELY TRUE AND INDEED ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL…A NATION DIVIDED CANNOT STAND AND WE MUST STOP THE BIRTHING OF TERRORISM………….AT THE ROOT..ON HOMEGROUND…WHERE IDEOLOGY AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES LINGER LIKE BAD WEEDS…WHERE RIGHT WINGERS CAN’T WAIT TO USE CHURCH GROUPS TO PROMOTE THEIR OWN FEARS….IN SHORT…WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE JOINED THESE EXTREMIST GROUPS BECAUSE THEY WERE DEHUMANIZED BY AMERICA’S DOMESTIC HATRED OF CERTAIN RELIGIONS….THIS MUST STOP…BECAUSE IF IT DOESN’T…THE SUM TOTAL OF VIOLENCE IN THIS WORLD WILL CALL FOR GOD’S WRATH!…PLAIN AND SIMPLE! I HAVE BEEN SO VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS COUNTRY FOR ITS DIVISIVE BEHAVIOR AND ALTHOUGH HE WILL NEVER SAY IT…THE BEHAVIOR AGAINST THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN AN ABOMINATION…A PRESIDENT WHO WALKS WITH GRACE TO MEET THESE CHALLENGES….SHAME ON THOSE WHO INCITE VIOLENCE AND CONTINUE TO SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF OTHER HUMAN BEINGS IN ORDER TO BANDAID THEIR OWN FEARS!

    • 42 idon
      February 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      so well said. yes he was speaking truth to crazy on so many levels. really this speech is for the history books. Just amazing.

  14. February 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

  15. February 18, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  16. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    February 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm

  17. February 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm

  18. 56 Nena20409
    February 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  19. 57 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I’LL BE PUTTING HIS SUMMIT SPEECH ON MY FB AS SOON AS IT’S READY…IT WILL CERTAINLY SPEAK TO SO MANY IN THERE WHO DO NOTHING BUT SPREAD FEAR ABOUT MUSLIMS. I WOULD LOVE TO ZERO IN ON THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INITIATING THEIR HATE AGENDA AGAINST OUR PRESIDENT BACK IN O8!…OH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  20. February 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    This appears to be escalating:

  21. 59 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    BBL…:)

  22. February 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    THIS

  23. 61 Linda
    February 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Tulsi Gabbard , the cult member, is on CNN trashes PBO again…..

    She has been proven a liar more than once . She lied about her wherabouts when she missed an important Veterans meeting in Hawaii claiming she was at another meeting when she was really doing a spread for People Magazine and surfing.

    She lied about the incubation period for Ebola insisting that it is 40 days .

    She hired one of the cult members as her office manager.

  24. 63 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

  25. 64 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  26. 65 FoxfireTX
    February 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I listened to PBO’s speech on c-span, and didn’t turn it off quickly enough. The level of stupidity from these callers is nothing short of mind boggling. With this level of stupidity after years of Fox “news” I am truly beginning to fear for this country.

    • 66 Linda
      February 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      As soon as he said he was going to open the phones, I turned the channel……

      The ignorance in this country is embarrassing……

      • February 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm

        Our sick and twisted media have really convinced every know-nothing yahoo in America that they know more about complex foreign policy than the White House. Appalling.

  27. February 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you NW for your always excellent Tweetage of President Obama’s #CVESummit speech

  28. 69 FoxfireTX
    February 18, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    On a lighter note, this is my beautiful Villi the Finnish Spitz at Westminster 2013. We had a Norwegian judge for breed who said he never expected to see this quality of Finnish Spitz in North America, and urged us to take him to Finland for the World Dog Show 2014. In addition to his beautiful conformation, he was full of charisma, and everyone who met him fell in love. He was the ultimate bed dog, and would spend as much time as possible in my bed. Almost 9 months to the day from this photo, he became ill and was gone two weeks later due to acute leukemia despite every possible treatment including human cancer drugs. Last year at this time I still couldn’t bear to watch or talk about the show or him, but am now at the point of wanting to share. I still miss him every day. He was a once in lifetime dog. I have a wonderful granddaughter of his here who I will be breeding next year. She has his same sweet personality. The second photo if a shot during group judging.

  29. 72 FoxfireTX
    February 18, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Try again on the photos:-)

    • 73 mtmarilyn
      February 18, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Congrats!! I love to watch the different breeds. I know it’s alot of work.

      • 74 carolyn
        February 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        Thank you for those pictures Foxfire. They very much remind me of our wonderful dog, Cleo, who was always classified as a “spitz mix.” She was white, but shaped just like Villi, and had the same kind of coat and stance. An absolutely WONDERFUL dog. Dignified and loving. When a new little dog wandered into our lives, my husband asked…how will we train her? I said…don’t worry. Cleo will train her, and she did. A superior dog. I miss her still, so I know how you feel.

    • 75 Dudette
      February 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      Aw! He’s beautiful! Your love for him is clearly evident. You honor his memory by sharing it with us. Thank you, Foxfire!

    • February 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Oh Foxfire, what a simply beautiful dog, a gorgeous face, amazing coloring, he was a gem. So happy you’ve reached the stage where you can look at photos now and cherish his memory, I’m certain you gave him a wonderful life.

  30. February 18, 2015 at 5:50 pm

  31. February 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    From earlier this month:

  32. 80 vcprezofan2
    February 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    All hail, wherever you may be!

  33. 83 Vicki
    February 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Remember when WH spokespeople said that Bibi’s disrespect would cost him?

    Well, here may be the first two items on the bills we are preparing:

    1) State Dept is putting out travel warnings on Israel. Pow! Right in the tourist industries face. Israeli travel has been suffering since the Gaza war this summer. Travel warnings, if they get enough press, will really hurt israeli economy.

    2) US will be supplying drones to an array of countries we hadn’t sold to before now. Pow! Right in the face to Israeli weapons business.

    Not too late for Bibi to reconsider his idiotic choice. If he bullies his way into the Congress I hope we will retaliate with appropriate vigor.

    • February 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Do. Not. Mess. With. President. Obama.

      • 86 Vicki
        February 18, 2015 at 6:50 pm

        The background on travel warnings is that there is more than usual unrest in West bank now.
        To punish Hamas for asking the UN to include them in the ICC Israel has stopped sharing the taxes they collect in the West Bank.
        Normally a percentage of the taxes collected go to the Palestine Authority who then disburses it to its civilian work forces.
        No $$ to PA in months. Work force unpaid and PA in great hurt. Rumors that Abbas may step down. A tinderbox.

        Bibi should stay home and straighten out the mess he’s made.
        My guess is that he is trying to incite another all-out war so that terrified israelis vote for the monster many believe is the strong guy who can save them.
        FUBAR

        • February 18, 2015 at 6:51 pm

          TYVM for this background. Do you have a link so I can tweet some of this?

          • 88 Vicki
            February 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm

            Meta, I read the info about travel advisories this morning and cannot find it now.
            The background about the suffering and unrest in West Bank is an ongoing mess. Months long deprivation. Long gone from the headlines.

            It is not only the US press that selects which stories to cover and which to suppress. Understanding what is happening on the ground in gaza, israel and West Bank is very difficult. Pravda has nothing on the Israelis.

  34. 90 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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  36. 93 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Sound advise.

  37. 99 JER
    February 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm

  38. 101 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

  39. February 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    “I don’t read it” followed by a great smile and laugh …. well done Ms Harf!

  40. February 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I love Stephen Crowley’s photos but I get the distinct impression from his tweets that he’s a GOP man – far too much wistful, nostalgic shite about Reagan, etc.

    If anyone else tweeted these two photos I’d say it was just an interesting contrast between wisdom and insanity – I suspect with Crowley, though, he was doing a little editorializing 🙄

  41. 116 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    🙂

  42. February 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Interesting that our Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoff Pyatt, RT’d this ….

    • 118 Vicki
      February 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      This is what you’ve been saying all along Bob. Which is why the summit theater provided by Merkel, Hollande and Putin was so maddening. If nobody can or will stop Putin going deeper and deeper into Ukranian territory I don’t see what choices exist for bordering countries.

    • February 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    • February 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      “With western leaders continuing to bleat their calls for observance of the moribund Minsk II agreement, Moscow has seemingly discarded all pretence. The deputy head of the Russian Ground Forces seen in a video outside Debaltseve posted on Feb 17 may not be named, but can be easily identified as Lieutenant General Alexander Lentsov.

      clip

      On Wednesday, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued “Further proof of Russian military involvement in Ukraine”. It follows numerous reports from the OSCE monitoring mission, NATO and the US State Department confirming both the deployment of military personnel and equipment.

      Western countries are thus recording Russia’s violation both of the agreements reached in Minsk and of the most fundamental principles of international law. With neither Russia, nor western countries even bothering to conceal Russian aggression, continued calls for observance of an agreement so flagrantly breached are at best stalling for time. At worst they provide evidence that there is no red line that cannot be crossed.”

      It’s up to President Poroshenko to define the ‘red line’ and then begin pushing Russian troops to the East of it.

  43. February 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Every time I even see the name, Paul Wolfowitz, I recoil at the memory of him spitting into his hand, rubbing his comb and then combing his hair. GROSS human being any way you slice it.

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  47. February 18, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Chips, Good News! I decided to call in and see about the status of my taken in pants, and found out that 2 had come back in! I asked if I could come in and just pick them up today if they were ready. I was assured they were, and came in. I found out that 3 were finished. That was the errand that I was so worried about for tommorrow. I picked up the three, and the other two were on their way, but since I have three pants already, I can wait for the other two. Waiting to be called back to work, I did not want to be without weather appropriate pants!

    I picked them up, stopped off to get a few things so I wouldn’t even be tempted to go out tomorrow and Friday, and bought some catnip and a new laser pointer for Kirby. BTW, Kirby loves his new laser pointer. (I mean animals also have to have a little cabin fever too)

    There’s more. Trash pickup has been postponed from Thursday to Friday because of the cold. Why do I get the feeling they will be doing double shifts on Saturday instead? The wind chill for tomorrow is going to be around -25 to -30. The actual temperature is going to be -10 on Friday morning. No wind for Friday, but you really don’t know for sure until Friday itself. Then we will have temps up to 35 and rain for Saturday….

    In any event, I’m in until Saturday, Kirby’s upstairs and things are pretty quiet.

    • February 18, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      “The wind chill for tomorrow is going to be around -25 to -30.”

      😥

      Well Carol, I’m mighty relieved you don’t have to go out in that! You and Kirby stay warm and cozy.

      I was thinking about getting one of those laser pointer thingies, but I’d be afraid Danny would remove the wall trying to catch the light.

      • February 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        Thankfully my elderly 15 year old cat is a little more serene :).

        This is the first time trash collection has been postponed due to cold. Snow? I don’t remember, but the postponement due to cold is something very new. I mean, trash collectors are like postal workers-neither sleet, snow…whatever.

        Looks like Jeb isn’t his own man if he’s hiring all of his brother’s failed and old helpers. You would think he would hire new folks with {{fresh}} ideas. But that’s the problem with Jeb that will sink his campaign. He’s nothing but another Bush with ideas like his brother, and apparently his lack of competence too. The only advantage he has is that he has the money connections to actually fund a General Election Campaign and to outlast the crazies in the Tea Party. He’s a Romney with an aristocratic pedigree.

  48. February 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  49. 144 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    why people in other countries run.

  50. 148 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Scuba divers have inadvertently discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

    About 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years were spotted on the seabed by members of a diving club, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said.

    At first the group thought the coins were toys, but quickly realised the significance of their discovery.

    The Antiquities Authority said the find was “so valuable that it’s priceless”.

    Divers were exploring an ancient harbour in Caesarea when they came across the gold. They collected several coins and quickly returned to the shore to inform the director of the club.

    Experts from the authority called to the site uncovered “almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations” circulated by the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31517433

  51. February 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm


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