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OT The Foreign View of Obama

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by pyrdek, Jun 2, 2009.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    A Foreign View of Obama

    Just for a little different perspective, you may want to see what at least one foreign columnist writing in their national level publication (somewhat akin to our "USA Today" newspaper) has to say about the progress Obama has made in his historic race to "Change" the USA.

    What makes it striking is the history of the country this writer calls home. It brings to mind the adage that "Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it."

    Also, you may want to check out some of the photo albums on the site. Many of the pictures are very unique, striking and beautiful.

    Never thought that I would put more trust in Pravda than in "USA Today" but then again, the times, they are a'changing.
     
  2. highflyer

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    What is the most sad is the fact that we fought several wars to protect us and millions around the world from socialism and now we are giving away our freedom willingly. It is starting to look like all those that died in the Cold War fighting against communism died in vain. We don't value freedom anymore and we are going to lose it. The irony is we will end up with less prosperity, not more, to go with our loss of freedom. Our schools don't even teach the value of freedom anymore. My country died with the election of Obama.
     
  3. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    This will be the annointed one's lagacy. A laptop on every empty plasma tv box.

    "Impoverished inner city get together by online chats and beat white folks. No Sharpton or J. Jackson or much media. Change you can believe in.

    SOUTH PHILADELPHIA  June 1, 2009 (WPVI) -- For the second weekend in a row, teenagers attacked both people and property, causing a lot of damage to both. Police say word spread online for the teenagers to mass in the street.

    This is the mini mart that got trashed. The mob left here and headed back toward South Street. Two blocks away, they came across a young couple in a Jeep who spoke exclusively with Action News about their terrifying ordeal. They asked us to conceal their faces and last names.

    "Laying in that bed in the hospital thankful that I'm breathing, I'm alive," said Nick.

    Nick and his girlfriend Susanne were in a Jeep, stopped at the light on Broad Street. Earlier in the night the teens had marauded through South Street, carjacking a cab and crashing it, jumping on the hoods and roofs of other cars.
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    They went up Broad Street and swept through a mini-mart, completely trashing it. Then they found Susanne and Nick.

    "I got really scared for the fact that there were so many of them and they were literally everywhere, everywhere I looked there were people and they were just beating and cursing and yelling and they were in front of my car, on the side of my car pounding on the windows," Susanne described.

    Susanne says the first mistake she made was getting out of the car.

    "They threw a bag of chips at me and a water bottle and when I turned to get back in my car they grabbed me by my hair and pulled me down and just started kicking and punching me."

    Nick tried to help, but he was pummeled to the ground.

    "As soon as I exited the car to grab her I was hit from all directions and on the ground covering my face up from being kicked."

    Both spent the night in the hospital getting treated for cuts and bruises.

    This is at least the second rampage incident over the past two weeks. Another couple was attacked last weekend at Broad and Walnut.

    Police say the teenagers use social websites and text messages to announce gatherings and then assemble from all corners.

    When Susanne was attacked, one of the first people she called was her mother in North Carolina. Trish Grant hopped the next plane out.

    "To think of someone pulling your daughter by her hair and dragging her on concrete pavement is uh it makes you angry you know it makes you very angry as a parent."

    The police acknowledge this is a growing problem. They are looking into a possible connection to a nearby Junior High School, and are also looking at a social networking website. They're hoping to be able to head off any further trouble."
     
  4. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Where are all the "Hate Crimes" advocates on this one?
     
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