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2009-01-23 14:12:33
Thanks anassare. I never noticed this 'Show download below 15' before. I guess those two photos were too much for some ;-)
2009-01-23 12:07:03
Hi Connie. Your photos of "Long Journey, the Slave Ship and the Condition" were not banned. They Just have received negative votes (-) [-9, -13 & -14]. You and many others will not be able to see them any more unless you adjust " Show download below 15", you will be able to see them again.
2009-01-23 07:49:00
Sorry Greg, I meant to say Kenya. What I'm saying is that he is a 'natural born' American citizen, due to his mother being American and regardless of where he was born. I don't know what you mean by adoptee. I would think it would be easy to determine if he had really been born in Mombasa. I wouldn't take the word of his grandmother too seriously. She might have some ulterior motive to say that...perhaps to create a stronger connection between him and his father's family in Kenya. However, the interpretation of 'natural born' for the purposes of President of the US is not clearly defined Here's what I found on Wikipedia under Natural Born Citizen of the United States (there more to this on the site): Barack Obama (1961-), 44th president of the United States, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a U.S. citizen mother and a British citizen father from the Kenya Colony of the United Kingdom. Before and after the 2008 presidential election, the argument was made that he was not a natural born citizen. On June 12, 2008, the Obama presidential campaign launched a website to counter what it described as smears by his opponents,[37] including these challenges to his eligibility. The most prominent issue raised against Obama was the assertion that he was not actually born in Hawaii. In two other lawsuits the plaintiffs argued that it was irrelevant, whether he was a U.S. citizen by virtue of birth in Hawaii,[38] but argued instead that he was nevertheless not a natural born citizen, because his citizenship at birth had not been effected naturally, but had been governed by the 14th Amendment and the British Nationality Act.[39] As of January 22, 2009, the relevant courts have either denied all applications or declined to render a judgment due to lack of jurisdiction. Some (but not all) of the cases have been dismissed because of the plaintiff's lack of standing.
2009-01-23 05:18:34
Connie - Obama's father was from Kenya, not Uganda. His birth certificate is amended, which is what is generally done for adoptees like myself. His paternal grandmother was recorded as saying she was in the delivery room *in Kenya* (Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya) when he was born. U.S. Presidents are required to be "natural born" citizens, which some scholars insist means "on American soil". Nonetheless, the Hawaiian birth certificate shows his birth in Honolulu. Whether there is some vast conspiracy (the leading proponent of this is actually a ranking Democratic figure in NJ), or simply a tempest in a teapot - I'll let others decide. All of this has generated considerable controversy, along with his reticence to release his college records. I steer around the tin-foil-hat crowd, but some of the secrecy surrounding many of these and other details *do* raise eyebrows. Having said all of that, it is truly historic to have someone of sub-Saharan African descent as the President of the U.S.A. I'll leave commentary about his politics for another day...
2009-01-23 02:46:25
Flagstone - re his birth and nationality: Obama was born in the USA of an AMERICAN mother and Ugandan father. That makes him an American. Even if he was born in Uganda or elsewhere, he would still be an American because his mother was an American. As for his college status, that would be easy to check, and I have not heard anything contrary to what he claims. I don't know what AIPAC means.
2009-01-22 21:47:12
Connie, I hope your dreams relating to Obama's policies are realised. But unfortunately his personal history is laid out before him, of fraud and deception relating to his birth, his nationality and college status. He has not been forthcoming about any of it, but in fact did his utmost to cover over his past. All of this does not bode well for the American people. The problem is all the more exacerbated by his complete signing up with that evil entity AIPAC, becoming their puppet, and surrounding himself with Zionist Jews as advisors, whose first interest is Israel.
2009-01-22 05:26:35
It snowed here on Monday, but most of it also melted on Monday. *After* I had swept the sidewalk & steps, and put down salt, of course.
2009-01-22 04:27:40
Thank you patito. A Bouts, they had set up the chairs probably a few days before. I guess that by yesterday, the snow was gone.
2009-01-22 02:13:23
How come the satellite pic that has been posted of yesterdays inauguration shows no sign of snow but this one does?
2009-01-21 23:45:37
I'd guess those photos were kicked off the main pages by folks from Boston and other genteel New England port cities who are uncomfortable with reminders of their ancestors' comnplicity in the slave trade. Most of us down south have long ago acknowledged our ancestors' crimes against humanity and are trying to make amends.
2009-01-21 14:37:43
Two photos of my 'long journey' series were just banned - the Slave Ship and the Conditions on Slave Ships. Whoever did that seems to fear the truth. Are you uncomfortable with it? Do you want to pretend it didn't happen? You cannot deny history, nor can you re-write it or distort it, as long as there is free speech. The long journey from the slave ships, the slave markets, the cruelty and untold misery, there was not hope. Then hope rose with President Abraham Lincoln – freedom for all slaves. But, the horrors of the KKKs, lynching and segregation, blacks in America again lost hope; they did not feel free and safe. Along came Martin Luther King and others like him, and a President outlawing segregation. Hope rose again, but there are still great difficulties and barriers for blacks in America. With the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, the long journey of hope and MLK’s dream became a reality. He is also the hope for all of us in the world. Perhaps a new journey, a new age has slowly begun – a more gentle age, and someday peace for all.