I was President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his Presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.
Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best its ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesn’t exist. Then ask your lapdog Senator Harry Reid to chase the Frisbee. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader is now making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t attack the real Obama scandal.
This is classic Axelrod. Obama has won several elections in his career by slandering his opponents and leaking sealed documents. Not only do these insinuations and leaks ruin the credibility and reputation of Obama’s opponents, they keep them on the defensive and off Obama’s trail of sealed documents.
By attacking Romney’s tax records, Obama’s socialist cabal creates a problem that doesn’t exist. Is the U.S. Senate Majority Leader making up stories out of thin air? You decide. But the reason for this baseless attack is clear- make Romney defend, so not only is he “off message” but it helps the media ignore the real Obama scandal.
But I have the answer for Romney. A challenge that shuts up Obama forever.
It’s time to call Obama’s bluff. Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask “What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago, that you are afraid to let America’s voters see it? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s something the voters ought to see.” Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.
My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records- never…EVER. Because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again. End of story.
But why are the college records, of a 51 year old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer.
If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia has ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.
But don’t take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News randomly called 400 of our Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama.
Now all of this mystery could be easily and instantly dismissed if Obama released his Columbia transcripts to the media. But even after serving as President for 3 1/2 years he refuses to unseal his college records. Shouldn’t the media be as relentless in pursuit of Obama’s records as Romney’s? Shouldn’t they be digging for Obama’s dirt with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s?
The first question I’d ask is, if you had great grades, why would you seal your records? So let’s assume Obama got poor grades. Why not release the records? He’s President of the free world, for gosh sakes. He’s commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Who’d care about some poor grades from three decades ago, right? So then what’s the problem? Doesn’t that make the media suspicious? Something doesn’t add up.
Secondly, if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? And if his grades at Columbia were awful, how’d he ever get into Harvard Law School? So again those grades must have been great, right? So why spend millions to keep them sealed?
Third, how did a poor kid pay for all these fancy schools? If he had student loans or scholarships, don’t American students need good grades to maintain student loans?
I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.
So here’s my gut. I believe Obama got a leg up by being admitted to both Occidental and Columbia as a foreign exchange student. He was raised as a young boy in Indonesia. Did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? I’m betting not. He was abandoned by his mother and sent back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. No one was paying much attention to young Obama, so his citizenship was never changed back. But suddenly as he nears college-age Obama learns that foreign students have a much easier path being admitted to U.S. universities. And even more amazingly, they get loads of aid and scholarships to attend college for free- something unavailable to U.S. citizens.
So a plan is hatched. Obama uses his Indonesian passport and citizenship to get into college. Suddenly even Ivy League Columbia University is a possibility- for a foreign student from Indonesia. And it’s all paid for by the taxpayers.
That would explain how a poor student who rarely attended class and got mediocre grades, and with no money, was able to get accepted and pay for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard Law. The door magically opened for a foreign student with an exotic background.
The sad reality is there is some U.S. student- a Valedictorian of his or her school- who never got to go to Columbia or Harvard Law because Barry Soetoro took their place.
That would also explain the great mystery of how in the summer of 1981 Barry Soetoro was able to travel to Pakistan when no U.S. citizen was allowed to travel there. Did he use his Indonesian passport?
Of course a foreign student isn’t qualified to serve as President of the United States. So that secret had to be sealed and covered up for the rest of all time. In 2007 everything happened so fast no one could even ask questions…ask Hillary! That explains why a sitting President of the United States would spend millions of dollars in legal fees to keep his past sealed.
If you could unseal Obama’s Columbia University records I believe you’d find that:
A) He rarely ever attended class.
B) His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
C) He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
And lastly, why do his classmates at Columbia not remember Obama? Was he a ghost? Did he never show up at class? My educated guess is that he was too busy smoking pot, attending Marxist meetings, and plotting the destruction of the U.S. economy and the overthrow of capitalism. Don’t laugh. It’s working.
If you think I’m “fishing” then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?
If it’s okay for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to go on a fishing expedition about Romney’s taxes (even though he knows absolutely nothing about them), then I think I can do the same thing. But as Obama’s Columbia Class of ’83 classmate, at least I have more standing to make educated guesses.
It’s time for Mitt to go on the attack and call Obama’s bluff.
Oh and one more thing Mitt. Tell Harry Reid you’ll release all of your tax returns when Harry Reid releases all of his. Inquiring minds want to know how Harry Reid entered the U.S. Senate with no assets and became one of the wealthiest United States Senators?
by: Tony Lee
When Media Matters helped organize the Stop Rush boycott pressuring corporations to pull advertisements from Rush Limbaugh’s show, the online file storage company Carbonite was one of the first big names to give in.
Now, as William Jacobson of the “Legal Insurrection” blog noted, Carbonite’s CEO David Friend conceded on a conference call that dropping Limbaugh deeply hurt the company’s earnings.
“It turned out to be a bigger hole in our revenue than we had thought when we initially did this,” Friend said on a conference call on August 1.
In fact, as Jacobson wrote, Carbonite’s 2nd Quarter 2012 results shocked analysts, causing the company’s stock price to plummet by 15% in one day.
Jacobson transcribed the relevant portions of the conference call where Friend said four factors contributed to the company’s slow growth, and the first factor was that Carbonite “stopped working with one of our top producing radio endorsers,” which was Rush Limbaugh.
A questioner on the call then told Friend that he was “a little surprised that you were caught by surprise by the radio host change ’c
ause I know we’ve talked and I guess my impression was that it wouldn’t be that impactful but I guess it was quite impactful.”
Friend responded, “Yeah, I’d say it turned out to be a bigger issue than we had anticipated.”
Friend then, perhaps realizing he made a so-called Kinsley gaffe, said he was not regretful of the decision to drop Limbaugh and then tried to spin away his previous statements, saying, “things would have been worse” had Carbonite not pulled their advertisements from Limbaugh’s show.
A war veteran who thought his comrade had been killed in battle during the Second World War was left stunned after bumping into his old friend at a military show last month.
Mr Hadrill sustained severe abdominal injuries in a battle to take the village of Maltot, where 250 Allied soldiers lost their lives. Mr Hodge, of Ashford, Kent, England was unaware that his friend had been rescued by paramedics, posted to Scotland to recuperate for the rest of the war and was now living in Bristol.
So it was a huge surprise for him to realize that the man wearing their regimental uniform at the War and Peace military vehicles show in Paddock Wood, Kent, was Bert himself. He said: ‘I recognized his regimental uniform and the thought gradually came back to me, “You look a bit like Bert”, so I went up to him and asked him.
‘I couldn’t believe it was him. Could you after 68 years?
‘We talked about that day, so many years ago. One minute we were talking and the next he was blown up by a mortar bomb.’
‘You can’t describe to people who weren’t there what it was like – all hell broke loose.
‘Many times you had the thought of giving up and you never knew if you were going to be the next one to bite the bullet.
‘You got hardened to it, the next day became easier and the next one after that until, eventually, you were one of the old boys before long.
‘But blokes came and went, and disappeared all the time during the war, and I thought Bert was probably dead.’
“It was a moment of joy to see him again.”
‘We talked about what we both did for the rest of the war and afterwards, and have made plans to stay in touch.”
The pair were fighting in the 4th Battalion, The Dorset Regiment as part of the Allies’ Operation Overlord to retake German-occupied France.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
The President has come out touting the July jobs number as if it were a great thing. To hear him and his minions speak, one would think Obama personally repaired the economy by adding millions of jobs.
That leaves a paltry 13,000 jobs added. Still, say Obama and the sycophants, we’re heading in the right direction. Really?
As an aside, if you’ve listened to any news recently, you have not heard that 13,000 job number mentioned, or the population growth requirement. No where, except maybe talk radio. All we hear is the 163,000 jobs number, with not a hint of context.
Speaking of context; how about some more. The unemployment rate (the fake one, or U-3) went up from 8.2 to 8.3%. How can that be if we’ve added so many jobs? Listening to the wizards of smart on TV and radio contort themselves trying to explain the anomaly (that really isn’t) is quite amusing.
“Well Larry, it’s really quite complicated. It has to do with several different surveys and metrics we just don’t have the time for in this segment Just know we’re heading in a positive direction”. “Ok, Professor Poindexter; thank you for that extraordinary insight and your patience with our dimwitted audience”.
In truth, it’s not that difficult to understand. I get it, and believe me, I’m no scholar. While 163,000 jobs added, 150,000 are absorbed by natural population expansion. At the same time the workforce saw 150,000 drop out of it. That 150,000 are the people so discouraged, they just stop looking, so, by complicated metrics we can’t understand and magic, they are not even counted in the U-3 figure. That’s why I say the U-3 number is phony.
We are left with a net loss of 137,000, but you’ll never hear that, except maybe here. That is why the U-3 unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3. The real or U-6 unemployment number is between 15 & 17%.
For blacks and especially teenagers, the picture is much bleaker, for the U-3 rate for blacks is at 14.1% and for all teens, the number is 23.8%. That means the real rate (U-6) has got to be around 25% and at least 40% respectively. Wow! And Obama will still get over 90% of the black vote. Amazing. Talk about monolithic.
Replacement skin may soon be easily available for burn victims and sufferers of other skin-related conditions following a break-through in the laboratory.
Scientists have been able to engineer skin on a large-scale – growing centimeters at a time, a huge step-up from previous techniques which could grow just microns at a time.
Axel Guenther, associate professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, said: ‘There’s a lot of interest in soft materials, particularly biomaterials, but until now no one has demonstrated a simple and scalable one-step process to go from microns to centimeters.’
The invention, presented in a cover article for the journal Advanced Materials this month, is currently being commercialized, with the university filing two patents on the device.
The scientists perfected the technique by mixing biomaterials, causing a chemical reaction that forms a ‘mosaic hydrogel’ – a sheet-like substance compatible with the growth of cells into living tissues, into which different types of cells can be seeded in very precise and controlled placements.
This is unlike more typical methods, for instance scaffolding, where cells are seeded onto an artificial structure capable of supporting three-dimensional tissue formation.
Instead, cells are planted onto the mosaic hydrogel sheets as they are being created – generating the perfect conditions for cells to grow.
The placement of the cells is so precise, in fact, that scientists can spell words and can precisely mimic the natural placement of cells in living tissues, which could prove very beneficial for burn victims.
She said: ‘In this case, when we put the cells in the right places we create cellular organization quite naturally.’
Guenther added: ‘My laboratory is currently pursuing different applications of the technology with different tissues.’
Currently, the two UofT labs are also collaborating their research with a burn unit at Sunnybrook Hospital.
‘At some point [the machine] could allow dermal [skin] grafts to be prepared that perhaps will be less expensive, and more efficient,’ said Guenther.
Attribution: Mail Online
George W. Bush, Joe Biden, John Boehner, and Bill Clinton all traveled together to see the Wizard of Oz. Upon arrival, they were brought to see him.
Second was Joe Biden. He told the Wizard, “People think I’m unintelligent and have no common sense whatsoever. I want a brain. The Wizard said, “So be it”.
Third to ask the Wizard was John Boehner. “People say I have no confidence, and I lack conviction. I wish to have some courage”. The Wizard granted this wish as well.
And then Bill Clinton approached the Wizard. The Wizard looked at him and said, “Well, what do you want?” To which Clinton replied, “I’m here for Dorothy!”
by: the Common Constitutionalist
Recently I published an article with some pretty dark commentary on the direction of our country. If you have not yet read it, you may link to it here. In that article I made it seem that we are heading down a one way street to certain destruction with no way to turn around.
For a while I did think that. I looked around and wondered how so much of the population could be so blind or apathetic to what was happening. It was clear to me. I’m no genius and I saw it.
Throughout American history, the population has been split into thirds (approximately). One third is on the side we think is wrong, one-third is on the side of right (but is relatively anonymous) and one-third is effectively apathetic. The key to winning has always been, which third wants it more, and this time, I think we do.
“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph…”, Ronald Reagan.
“America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” Author unknown (although is often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, it is not)
What is it that we need to do? Relative to those who came before us, how hard is our task?
We are not being asked to start a new country. We aren’t being asked to end slavery. We are not being asked to save the country from seceding states. We are not being asked to fight against evil bent on world domination (not yet, anyway).
Do we really, really want to be the generation that let America slip away and become a free nation in name only?
Do we really want to be the generation that dishonored those who sacrificed so much so that we may be free?
For too long, perhaps our whole lives, we have let others fight our battles, do our bidding and just handle the hard stuff. We all just live our lives and allow someone else to take care of things on our behalf. We don’t really care how it gets done, just that it gets done or at least appears to be done.
In 1781 Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”
We are living now in a time of the new American Revolution. No not one of muskets and sabers, cannons and tall ships, but one of renewed values, of renewed independence, of reliance, not our government but on one another.
We are fighting for the soul of this country. Not just the flag waving, USA, USA chanting patriotism that we see at you’re average sporting event.
I’m talking about what it means to be an American. How lucky we are and that we take it for granted every day.
We, on the right are an ever-growing all volunteer force that know what we’re fighting for. The other side cannot make that claim. They have conscripts and mercenaries. They will not win the day with troops that don’t know their purpose. For this reason, we will win the day.
So get involved, stay involved, win the day and hold the people we to account after we win.
“It is rather for us, the living, we here, be dedicated to the great task remaining before us —that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth”, A passage from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address.