160 Responses to “The #ReachHigher Career App”


  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm

  2. October 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Amazing FLOTUS always pushing for better for young people. What an Inspiration!

  3. October 8, 2015 at 3:40 pm

  4. 12 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    What a great idea! This Administration is just THE coolest!

  5. 13 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  6. 18 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  7. October 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com

    White Oakland residents are increasingly using the popular social networking site to report “suspicious activity” about their Black neighbors — and families of color fear the consequences could be fatal.

    By Sam Levin

    The strange glances are starting to become more frequent. James Fisher, a fourteen-year-old freshman at Oakland Charter High School, has noticed that as he gets older, more people on the street eye him with suspicious or fearful stares. “Some of them just look at me, and then they’ll look away,” he said. “Or sometimes, I go into stores, and they look at me like they think I’m going to do something bad.”

    ……………………………………

    But he and his parents are not just worried about hurtful stares from neighbors or passersby. Over the last two years, their neighborhood has become overrun with racial profiling — but not by police, rather by mostly white residents incorrectly assuming that people of color who are walking, driving, hanging out, or living in the neighborhood are criminal suspects. These residents often don’t recognize that they may have long held racial prejudices or unconscious biases, but recently, they’ve been able to instantly broadcast their unsubstantiated suspicions to thousands of their neighbors with the click of a mouse.

    Nextdoor.com, a website that bills itself as the “private social network for neighborhoods,” offers a free web platform on which members can blast a wide variety of messages to people who live in their immediate neighborhood. A San Francisco-based company founded in 2010, Nextdoor’s user-friendly site has exploded in popularity over the last two years in Oakland. As of this fall, a total of 176 Oakland neighborhoods have Nextdoor groups — and 20 percent of all households in the city use the site, according to the company.

    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/racial-profiling-via-nextdoorcom/Content?oid=4526919&showFullText=true

  8. 23 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 3:53 pm

  9. October 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Oooo, look……even the journos are coming unglued.

  10. October 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    PROBLEM OF THE PAST?

    what da phuq?

    it was the REPEAL of Glass-Steagall, DURING BILL CLINTON ‘S ADMINISTRATION, which set into place, the conditions that brought about the greatest econonmic collapse this country has seen since The Great Depression.

    I say again..

    what da phuq?

    • 37 desertflower
      October 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Pay no attention to what my husband did to help bring about the huge fucking disaster with the world economy!! my head hurts.

    • October 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      To be fair, if I remember well, President Obama also said that Glass-Steagall wouldn’t be appropriate now. The ones asking a return to it are not necessarily experts.

  11. 39 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    WTH kinda parents are walking around in this country creating these freaking little monsters? What are these folks doing? Really, I wanna know! People are sick!

  12. 42 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm

  13. 47 Nerdy Wonka
    October 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    • 48 kid kanga
      October 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      I hope our first couple has a great, quiet dinner together tonight, and laughs their butts off over the cadre of losers that thought they could derail his presidency, only to have karma come knocking instead.

    • 49 99ts
      October 8, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      And another one bites the dust

  14. 50 desertflower
    October 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  15. 52 a4alice
    October 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    here ya go:

  16. 53 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm

  17. 54 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Donna has the Golden ⭐ 🙂
    Congrats.

  18. 55 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  19. 56 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Speak, Mister 😉

    Forbes, Too? Hmm?

    • October 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      All those who didn’t vote in 2010, you are to responsible for the mess in the House. We had a outstanding Speaker in 2010 Speaker Pelosi, but you wanted to send the President and Democrats a message so you didn’t vote. Well thanks for nothing to those who didn’t go to vote 2010. You are just as much to blame for those crazy ass tea party right wing radical Republicans.

      • 58 Dudette
        October 8, 2015 at 4:35 pm

        Absolutely!

      • 59 jackiegrumbacher
        October 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

        You’re absolutely right, Bella. The consequences of that one stupid decision by Democrats not to vote in 2010 created all the chaos, disruption and dysfunction that we see today in the US House. My breaks my heart to think of what we could have accomplished with a Democratic House.

      • October 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        That’s the truth. And they still don’t take any responsibility for it, or even acknowledge their part.

      • 61 Vicki
        October 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

        Yes, Bella. Right you are.

      • 62 nathkatun7
        October 9, 2015 at 12:24 am

        You absolutely spot-on, Bella! All those who sat on their behinds instead of going out to vote gave us these crazies running Congress. You know PBO went around the country pleading with us not to give these crazies the keys to the car, given their history of running the car into the ditches every time they were behind the wheel.

    • 63 99ts
      October 8, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      They’ve done is so many times – the only congress that actually passes required legislation in a timely fashion is a dem congress – yet again and again people vote for this lot of crazies. Weird.

  20. 64 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

  21. October 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you all for my incredible birthday wishes. It is much appreciated. Chips, thank you for my Jackie birthday song – love it! I love my TOD family. Next up is JO’B. I think her birthday is next week.

  22. 72 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:35 pm

  23. 74 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm

  24. 76 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Please proceed, GOPers in the HORs

    • 77 donna dem 4 obama
      October 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      He said that yesterday and today McCarthy dropped out. It was the 1st thing of thought of when I heard the breaking news today.

      umm…. the plot thickens!!!!

  25. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    🙂 I guess it’s better for you than the popcorn I popped to watch it earlier….

  26. 80 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm

  27. 81 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Yep!

  28. 82 vcprezofan2
    October 8, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Jackie 4O!!!!

  29. October 8, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    GAWD, the Blue Angels just flew so low over my apartment that they totally blocked out the sun. Now the car alarms are going off in the neighborhood. UGH!

  30. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    And for your afternoon enjoyment…this is what 90 years old looks like 😉

  31. 90 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

  32. 91 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm

  33. October 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    The post about ‘skeletons in the closet’. Uh, I just saw on Facebook story from the examiner that there’s video of McCarthy and Renee Ellmers.
    Someone was ready to release it. ??????? Plot indeed thickens.

  34. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm

  35. 99 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Karma is everywhere!

    One day, Putin is praised for the precision of his missiles, riding high and laying only 9 ft away from their targets in Syria. That was a gift to the Beloved-shirtless-leader whose masculinity has no match when compared to the Leader of the Free World.

    But then came today, where those same missiles seem to have had an erratic flight and landed… on Iran, cancelling nut-an-YAHOO!’s trip to Germany for fear of, shall we say, repréailles.

    I blame Karma for it all.

  36. 101 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    An actual Republican Congressman from Missouri tweeted this!
    I freaking kid you NOT! I had to look the dude up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Long

  37. October 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Little jerk …..

  38. 103 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Right about now would be the point in the movie where the aliens just say “Screw it, let’s end this mess”, point the quantum phasers at Earth and blow the damn thing to smithereens, cuz too much crazeee down here.

  39. 104 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Amen!

  40. 105 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  41. 108 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    This has got to be a joke. Plz tell me this is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 109 99ts
      October 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      gm from my world donna – some days maybe I shouldn’t go to sleep – wake up to yet another round of dysfunctional GOP proving that you need to have a brain to be part of a system of democratic government & brain surgery is know known to be easier than doing anything else if you are a member of the GOP.

      The Onion is going to have fun with the Speaker Options as presented by the GOP

    • 110 Dudette
      October 8, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      I figure that would come up next. Ever the opportunist.

    • 111 Dudette
      October 8, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Bingo!

  42. 112 vcprezofan2
    October 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I like this line in the following article >> “Obama isn’t only paying lip service when he says he’d be happy to sign things that fix the flaws in his sprawling, complicated health care law.””

    Congress Passed A Bill To Change Obamacare. What Happened Next Will Amaze You.
    Turns out, Republicans in Congress can make Obamacare better when they want to.

    by Jeffrey Young

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday, which is pretty boring in and of itself. The legislation is kind of boring, too. But what made the moment significant is it’s the first time in four years that Congress has sent the president a bill expressly intended to make Obamacare work better, not ruin it.

    Obama did not hold a signing ceremony or pass out pens to beaming lawmakers when turning a bill into a law that eases health insurance regulations for small employers, but this simple event deserves commemoration because it was such a departure from the normally ugly politics of health care reform. This time, lawmakers identified a problem and worked together to pass legislation to deal with it, and then the president signed it. Just like they teach in social studies.

    Everyone knows by now that congressional Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It’s one of their favorite things to do, and the House has passed dozens of bills that would erase all or part of the landmark health care reform law, or defund it or pull out pieces of it that would make the rest fall apart on its own. The ACA went on the books in March 2010, and little has changed in the politics of Obamacare since then. If the GOP primary debates are any indication, we’ll still be arguing about this in 2017.

    What gets less notice is that Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on what some of Obamacare’s real problems are — and sometimes the White House does, too. Obama isn’t only paying lip service when he says he’d be happy to sign things that fix the flaws in his sprawling, complicated health care law.

    …………………………………… snip …………………………

    So does this quiet chorus of “Kumbaya” mean the Obamacare debate has turned a corner? Hardly. The ACA has plenty of other problems everyone knows about but that Congress won’t touch.

    And, alas, the very day the House passed the small business bill, GOP-run committees began carrying out a plan to repeal the whole law again.

  43. 113 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

  44. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Am I the last one to see the rumor that MSNBC might be bringing back Keith Olbermann, to precede Rachel’s show?

    • 115 Dudette
      October 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Rumor that he’d come back has been swirling about for a few week,s but where they’d put him has been more of a mystery.

    • 116 99ts
      October 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      I saw something a day or two ago – instant thought MSNBC has discovered their complete turn right has lost them all their viewers & there is an election coming with ALL media supporting the GOP

      No idea if true or not.

  45. 117 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 5:59 pm

  46. October 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm

  47. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    It’s all getting a little too surreal, isn’t it? People are losing it, from all corners.

  48. October 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  49. 127 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  50. October 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Anybody know what this is about?

  51. 136 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm

  52. 141 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 6:27 pm

  53. 142 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

  54. 144 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm

  55. 145 99ts
    October 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Suddenly the media is talking about a dysfunctional GOP – where have they been for the past 6 years – head buried in sand – drinking the cool aid. The media supported the crazies – karma is having a wonderful week

  56. 152 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    October 8, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I BELIEVE THERE IS A SET UP FOR A GOVERNMENT OVERTHROW IN THE WORKS AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE EXTREMELY ALERT…………………………….WATCH OVER THAT PRESIDENT!

  57. 153 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 6:41 pm

  58. 156 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Of course, in the grand scheme, it’s not really “amusing,” is it?

  59. October 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I’m not a Bernie Sanders fan at all and this article validates all my reasons. Must read if you want a gut check.

  60. 159 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    hahahahahahahahahaha. hohohohohohohohoho.

    go on, teanuts, burn the house down. 6 years of accumulated karma, bitchez.

  61. 160 nathkatun7
    October 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I say to the Republicans and their corporate media enablers: “The chickens are coming home to roost.”


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