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PostPosted: 26-01-2012 17:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
they operate in an environment hermetically sealed off from everyone else.
If only they were! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 26-01-2012 23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly people, he was busy visiting Mars http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/obama-mars/ . Probably because that's his home planet or something. Wink
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PostPosted: 30-01-2012 08:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the "Bithers" have finally managed to get their case before a court - in Atlanta, Georgia. That will be actually interesting to watch, if the judge is not satisfied with Obama's credentials, he can't get on the ballot for the upcoming election.

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/01/26/brian-kemp-to-barack-obamas-attorney-skip-ballot-hearing-at-your-own-peril/
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PostPosted: 02-03-2012 00:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheriff Arpaio is back on the scene - he held a press conference stating that in his opinion Obama's Birth Certificate is a fake:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/2012/mar/01/forgery-sheriff-joe-arpaio-barack-obama-birth-certificate?newsfeed=true
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PostPosted: 02-03-2012 08:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a dream last night. Reading that article on Arpaio just reminded me. I was in the US, trying to cross a road and their was this march, procession, or demonstration, coming along in the opposite direction, filled with, though not exclusively, members of the Klu Klux Klan.

I was quite polite, as I pushed my way through them, but I did wonder if they'd notice my accent.

Arpaio is in a bit of bother at the moment.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/15/joe-arpaio-accused-racial-profiling

Joe Arpaio, 'America's toughest sheriff', accused of racial profiling

Justice Department says Arizona sheriff committed some of the most egregious civil rights violations against Latinos


guardian.co.uk, Associated Press. 15 December 2011

The Arizona cop who called himself the toughest sheriff in America ran an office that has committed wide-ranging civil rights violations against Latinos, including racial profiling and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged complaints, the US government has said.

The Justice Department's expert on measuring racial profiling called it the most egregious case that he has seen, the department's civil rights division chief told reporters.

The scathing report on Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, obtained by the Associated Press ahead of its release, marks the federal government's harshest rebuke of a man who rose to national prominence for his immigration crackdowns. Republican presidential candidates have competed for his endorsement.

Arpaio has long denied the racial profiling allegation. His office did not immediately respond Thursday to requests for comment.

Arpaio has built his reputation on jailing inmates in tents and dressing them in pink underwear, selling himself to voters as unceasingly tough on crime and pushing the bounds of how far local police can go to confront illegal immigration.

Apart from the civil rights investigation, a federal grand jury has been investigating Arpaio's office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009.

The civil rights report will require Arpaio to set up effective policies against discrimination and make other changes that would be monitored for compliance by a judge. Arpaio faces a 4 January deadline for saying whether he wants to work out an agreement. If not, the federal government will sue him and let a judge decide the complaint.

In a press conference Thursday, Thomas Perez, the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said the department's expert on measuring racial profiling called the case the most egregious case of racial profiling in the country that he has seen or reviewed in professional literature.

The report criticized the sheriff's office for launching immigration patrols, known as "sweeps," based on complaints that Latinos were merely gathering near a business without committing crimes.

The civil rights report said Latinos are four to nine times more likely to be stopped in traffic stops in Maricopa County than non-Latinos. Deputies on the immigrant-smuggling squad stop and arrest Latino drivers without good cause, the investigation found.

A review found that 20% of traffic reports handled by Arpaio's immigrant-smuggling squad from March 2006 to March 2009 were stops almost all involving Latino drivers that were done without reasonable suspicion. The squad's stops rarely led to smuggling arrests.

Latinos who were in the US legally were arrested or detained without cause during the sweeps, according to the report.

Illegal immigrants accounted for 57% of the 1,500 people arrested in the 20 sweeps conducted since January 2008, according to figures provided by Arpaio's office.

The report also found that police supervisors often used county accounts to send emails that demeaned Latinos to fellow sheriff's managers, deputies and volunteers. One email had a photo of a mock driver's license for a fictional state called "Mexifornia."

Federal investigators also focused heavily on the language barriers in Arpaio's jails.

Latino inmates with limited English skills were punished for failing to understand commands in English by being put in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day.

Detention officers refused to accept forms requesting basic daily services and reporting mistreatment when the documents were completed in Spanish, and they pressured Latinos with limited English skills to sign forms that implicated their legal rights without language assistance.

see also:
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/12/sheriff_arpaio_oversaw_worst_r.php

Time for a distraction and playing up to his crazy fan base, perhaps?
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PostPosted: 02-04-2012 13:54    Post subject: Crowbama - is Obama backing Aleister Crowley 2012? Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes Judge for yourselves.
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PostPosted: 02-04-2012 14:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothin' like that ol' black magic, eh? Smile
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PostPosted: 02-04-2012 15:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original pic that was modified can be found at:

http://usskirk.com/?p=28
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PostPosted: 02-04-2012 16:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny and stupid at the same time Wink
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PostPosted: 15-04-2012 10:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean Obama is NOT the anti-Christ? How disappointing - I can't wait for the rapture! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: 18-04-2012 11:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its about Obamas Dad so I think it will fit in here.

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Obama's father among secret files on Kenyan students
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17748754
By Sanchia Berg
Today programme

Mr Obama senior came to America in 1959 and began a degree in business administration

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US officials complained Kenyan students were becoming "anti-white" in the year Barack Obama's father enrolled at university, previously secret files released at the National Archives in Kew reveal.

US President Barack Obama wrote with pride of his Kenyan father's studies in the US in his memoir Dream From My Father.

He wrote how he had been "selected by Kenyan leaders and American sponsors to attend a university in the United States joining the first large wave of Africans to be sent forth to master Western technology and bring it back to forge a new, modern Africa".

But British colonial authorities in Kenya, and the US State Department had concerns about the first large wave of Kenyan students, of which Barrack Obama Sr was part, according to the records released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The file lists the Kenyans, who began studying in the US in 1959, including one "OBAMA Barrack H", who enrolled at the University of Hawaii. At the age of 23 he was the institution's first African student.

'Anti-white'
Funds for the students had been raised by the African-American Students Foundation in the US, and as part of their campaign they said that "in Kenya today higher education is not available to Africans".

British officials took offence at this. The Information Office at the British Embassy in Washington DC put together a briefing note in September 1959 saying it was "quite untrue".

A diplomat said that 451 Kenyans were studying in higher education - in Africa, the UK, and Canada - on bursaries provided by the Kenyan government.


The US president has said his father was the University of Hawaii's first African student
He questioned the calibre of students getting scholarships to US universities suggesting diplomats might "at your discretion" point out that those Kenyans going to the US held only "lower grades of school certificate", as those on higher grades were studying in Africa.

He also said that the students had been personally selected by the scheme's sponsors, who had picked candidates almost entirely from their own tribal groups.

"The motives behind this enterprise, therefore, seem more political than educational," the note stated.

"The arrival here of these students, many of them of indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture, is likely to give rise to difficult problems," it said.

The British embassy in Washington consulted the US State Department. They were, apparently, "as disturbed about these developments as we are", according to one telegram back to London and Nairobi.

US officials had told the British diplomat that Kenyan students had a poor reputation, for falling into "bad hands" and "becoming both anti-American and anti-White".

But both British and American officials considered nothing could be done.

"The best we can hope to achieve is to exert some influence over them while they are here," wrote the official.

There is no record of whether Barrack H Obama was approached by any British diplomat.

He continued his studies, and married Anne Durham in 1961 - who gave birth to their son, Barack Obama, later that year.
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PostPosted: 18-05-2012 07:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...

Obama's literary agent says he was 'born in Kenya'. How did the mainstream media miss this?
By Tim Stanley US politics Last updated: May 18th, 2012

Whatever you think of Breitbart.com’s punishing vetting process, it has exposed just how little work the mainstream media did in investigating candidate Obama back in 2008. Not all of Team Breitbart’s revelations have been election-deciders, but they have often been stuff that a simple Google would have uncovered. If they revealed tomorrow that he’d had his own cross-dressing-themed sitcom on primetime TV in the 1980s, I wouldn’t be surprised.

The latest find is a fascinating inversion of the birther conspiracy. Breitbart.com has discovered that in 1991 Barack Obama’s literary agent (who also represented New Kids on the Block) published a booklet that included a biography of the future President. The audience was “business colleagues” in the publishing industry and it was designed to promote Obama’s anticipated first book (later abandoned) called Journeys in Black and White. Here’s how it describes the author’s origins.

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation.

The key phrase here is “was born in Kenya" – and this bio line was apparently being used as late as 2007.

Today, the President has satisfied all right-minded folk that he was in fact born in Hawaii. Breitbart.com itself has always rejected the absurd cult of birtherism. In fact, this story is really the opposite of birtherism – Breitbart infers that in the past Obama encouraged people to think that he was born abroad in order to establish an identity as an authentic, exotic voice in the debate on racial politics.

Obama’s old literary agent has issued a terse statement to the effect that the wording was all her fault and she never consulted her client. If that’s true, she’s a bad agent. A different agent, quoted by Breitbart.com, disagrees. He told the website “that while ‘almost nobody’ wrote his or her own biography, the non-athletes in the booklet, whom ‘the agents deal[t] with on a daily basis,’ were ‘probably’ approached to approve the text as presented.”

If we accept that Obama didn’t provide the biography, it would seem highly unlikely that he didn’t get a chance to vet it. Accepting that he didn’t do that either, it’s incredibly strange that the literary agent approached by Breitbart.com does not remember Obama calling the agency to register a complaint and make a correction. My mother spent a lot of her childhood in Grenada. If my literary agent told people I was born in the Caribbean, I’d at least pick up the phone to set the record straight.

Look beyond the sordid details and the big story here is that this nugget wasn’t part of the wider discussion had back in 2008 about Obama's background and credentials. And why not? The documents were easy to find – the one that showed that “born in Kenya” was still being used in 2007 was on the Internet.

As for Obama, the vetting continues and Republicans have yet more to play with – with the focus, sadly, once more on race. For those who think that the Tea Party media is being obsessive and nasty, think of this as an exercise in levelling the playing field. If The Washington Post is going to write about how Mitt Romney once cut the hair of a guy it presumes was gay (because, well, his hair needed cutting), then Breitbart.com probably thinks it has every just cause to shout about every occasion that Obama ate a dog or told someone he was half-Phoenecian to get their vote. Tit for tat, although the Rightwing's tat is a little better researched.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100158834/obama-used-to-be-a-kenyan/
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PostPosted: 18-05-2012 07:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 18-05-2012 11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If The Washington Post is going to write about how Mitt Romney once cut the hair of a guy it presumes was gay (because, well, his hair needed cutting)

According to whom? And how does that justify what might be termed "Assault with a deadly weapon"?

And I was under the impression that Romney presumed the victim was gay, not the Washington Post. According to what Romney's contemporaries at school said.

There has been some traffic in a false equivalence. The idea that an inaccurate biography of Obama from a publisher is equivalent to Romney having another boy held down while he cut their fringe off with scissors because of inferred sexual preference. It's not really.
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PostPosted: 18-05-2012 14:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anome_ wrote:
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There has been some traffic in a false equivalence. The idea that an inaccurate biography of Obama from a publisher is equivalent to Romney having another boy held down while he cut their fringe off with scissors because of inferred sexual preference. It's not really.

I missed that. I thought Romney had cut the other guy's hair by mutual consent, maybe because he had a flair for it.

I didn't realise that it was a fascistic expression of Romney's inner conformist, actively forcing someone to compliance with hair norms.

That is worse than a sloppy sleeve note.
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