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Reconstructing Obama´s
Columbia Transcript

American Thinker, by Michael Iachetta

Original Article

Posted By:DW626, 2/11/2013 5:11:58 AM

Jason Kissner recently questioned President Obama´s whereabouts in spring 1982, and also discussed in passing some of the courses Obama took while at Columbia. In response, I would like to try my hand at reconstructing the Columbia part of Obama´s college transcript based on the published record and my own knowledge of Columbia´s requirements as an ´84 graduate of the college. This reconstruction may be of interest to those who are curious about this part of Obama´s undergraduate education, and it may also shed light on where Obama must have been in spring 1982.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 2/11/2013 6:20:39 AM     (No. 9169614)

It all comes down to why the MSM allows Obama to get away with keeping so much of his life secret and off limits to question or investigation. An actually free press would never, ever allow that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LAW428, 2/11/2013 6:42:39 AM     (No. 9169635)

How much has been spent to date hiding the truth about the real Hussein Obama? This fraud has been foisted on the American people and there is no justice on the horizon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spunk, 2/11/2013 7:15:54 AM     (No. 9169687)

I´m really not feeling the assumptions in this article at all.

Who says Obama would have only taken and received 54 transfer credits from Occidental? That he wouldn´t have taken any language classes or other classes that Columbia would have accepted toward their core curriculum requirements?

I really see nothing offered that suggests otherwise, and no reason not to assume that at all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 2/11/2013 7:41:35 AM     (No. 9169720)

You don´t play "plenty of pickup basketball and soccer" if you are serious about your studies and are taking a full course load. More than likely, jugears skipped a lot of classes and had somebody else do his work for him. That´s exactly how he operates today.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/11/2013 7:50:29 AM     (No. 9169739)

I have some questions about the author´s logic as well.

Obama spent his early (formative) years in Malaysia.... why does the author assume the required foreign language class was Spanish? Seems to me Obama could have aced Arabic or whatever other southeast Asian/Pacific language he grew up with.

Second, why do we assume that Obama studied anything at all? He was fast-tracked through the progressive college/university system by his (many) progressive mentors. They needed an acceptable black - in his case, half-black - figurehead who could bring in the real American blacks, and not off-put American liberal whites.

Obama was groomed from this early age - possibly earlier - for the exact position he´s currently in..... (mis)leading the United States into self-destruction - their Utopian dream (or, as Mark Levin so aptly titled it, Ameritopia).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56, 2/11/2013 7:56:20 AM     (No. 9169752)

"Nothing to see here, move along," says the RAT infested media whores.

"But hey, look at this picture of George W. Bush in his bathtub!"


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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/11/2013 7:57:26 AM     (No. 9169754)

I thought he went to Pokey-Stahn in 1982. Check the Madrasa in Islamabad for his transcripts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: congaree53, 2/11/2013 8:11:27 AM     (No. 9169776)

At this point what difference does it make?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: papasparky, 2/11/2013 8:18:04 AM     (No. 9169784)

Reply 5, you have got it pegged - hammer meet nail head.

I tried reading the article, but got lost in all the college life stuff.

Since my education in such stuff ended at the 9th grade level, (I did 10 thru 12 in an apprentice program learning to establish a good connection between hands and brain in order to build something beneficial) the reading of said article was like eating one of those sinfully delicious white cookies loaded with too many academia nuts. The experience anesthetizes the taste and overwhelms the logical brain.

Oh, macadamia you say, OK - sorry ´bout that - and thanks, guess even an old dog can learn something new.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2013 8:25:35 AM     (No. 9169796)

This article does nothing for me. The guy is speculating based upon his own experience, but filling in blanks, making assumptions - based upon things he doesn´t know for sure. Piling speculation upon speculation upon assumption.

Very weak.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/11/2013 8:31:46 AM     (No. 9169809)

5, most universities have language requirements that restrict you to certain languages. Not sure that Arabic or Indonesian would have been one of them in the early 1980s.

The rest of 5´s comments hold more water IMO -- the special-case argument. Universities have endless procedures for petitioning for variances from stated requirements/policies. That is where the smoking gun is in this case, I think.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 2/11/2013 8:32:39 AM     (No. 9169812)

How can someone who is such a fraud get away with this for so long?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/11/2013 8:39:53 AM     (No. 9169826)

FAR: ´´Seems to me Obama could have aced Arabic or whatever other southeast Asian/Pacific language he grew up with.´´

However, Obama denies the ability to speak any foreign language.

Yes, the author is speculating here, but he tells you that. Since the record is not made available, educated speculation is what we have. The speculation is reasonable, given the known requirements for graduation and the credit transfer limits. I am wondering if Obama even completed the requirements for graduation, or if he was given special dispensation and simply awarded a degree.... Nothing would surprise me about the actions of the political left.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/11/2013 8:40:59 AM     (No. 9169828)

Color
Politics
and
Planning

Only Conservatives can be frauds or racists.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jar, 2/11/2013 8:44:33 AM     (No. 9169834)

It is possible to be accepted at law school without a college degree. Is this what happened in Obama´s case?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jar, 2/11/2013 8:50:07 AM     (No. 9169839)

A further thought: wasn´t this the era when Obama admittedly was indulging in pot and cocaine? How hard is it to graduate college if you´re high much of the time?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/11/2013 9:02:34 AM     (No. 9169859)

No. 15. Yes, but it is exceedingly rare. The only case I can think of was a alumni of my law school who went on to become a US attorney during the Reagan administration. He was an undergrad of the same university and petitioned the university to be allowed to skip his fourth year of college for reasons of financial hardship.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: saucy, 2/11/2013 9:03:16 AM     (No. 9169862)

Fraud = misrepresentation = crimes and misdemeanors = impeachment.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: curious1, 2/11/2013 9:19:01 AM     (No. 9169888)

To answer #12s question: With lots of help and lots of money from this Republic´s enemies.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: texaspast, 2/11/2013 9:31:27 AM     (No. 9169911)

#15, It is possible at certain law schools, but very few attempt it. Baylor Law School, for example, allows (or did when I was there) students to enroll in law school while finishing up their senior year at Baylor. As a practical matter, it would be extremely hard to do, as that first year (especially at Baylor) is all-consuming; no time for ANYTHING that didn´t involve law school. As to his purported 3.7 GPA but not graduating with honors, Columbia may not have given him a grade credit for classes taken at Occidental, just that he passed them. That is done at many 4-year schools. Your graduating GPA is what you made at the 4-year. Maybe Obama re-figured his GPA to include the Occidental scores and his lower Columbia scores to come up with a higher GPA than he actually had at Columbia.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LZK, 2/11/2013 9:33:08 AM     (No. 9169915)

Poster #5 nails it for me.....

I´m convinced -- since I live in Chicago -- the bamboozler was "selected" many years ago. WE haven´t had a "true" election here in 40 years under the reign of King Richard....

It´s how the demorats do things. Okay -- "not" all demorats -- but here in Chi/town -- it´s business as usual...

He was selected and propped up by the "machine"....

WE have plenty of congressmen and women representing US that are mental munchkins -- but -- have been put into "seats" in DC and managed from Chicago....

LZK

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2013 9:33:11 AM     (No. 9169916)

Oh, you mean he lied and continues to lie?

So tell us what else is new here...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/11/2013 9:54:37 AM     (No. 9169965)

No one had to try to piece together Bush´s academic career (or his father´s), or Clinton´s, or Reagan´s, or Carter´s, or Ford´s, or Nixon´s, or Johnson´s, or Kennedy´s, or Eisenhower´s, or Truman´s, or Roosevelt´s...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby, 2/11/2013 9:56:49 AM     (No. 9169969)

Think about your own college experience, semester by semester. What´s to hide? It´s all straightforward. And then I took . . . and then I took . . . .

But with Fauxbama? It´s always a stress test. It´s always secretive. There are always questions. At least every day that passes is one less in which he can wreck the country.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 2/11/2013 10:05:27 AM     (No. 9169983)

#5, you have stated what I have believed for a long time. B. Obama doesn´t carry himself as a college educated adult nor does he speak as one. He´s intellectually lazy and as we know from his Hawaiian HS experience he spent most of his time stoned. Same for Occidental.

My transcripts have all of the missing information that Obama´s don´t seem to have. I didn´t go to Columbia, but my college was pretty strict as to who graduated and who didn´t. The rules were/are clear. It´s funny, but from my HS graduating class, the washouts came back to our hometown college to live at home and re-organize. Since it was a state college they either succeeded or washed out again and traveled. Then they finally settled down and were successful. Nobody ´gave´ them the option of not attendind classes or would put up with ´disappearances´, especially parents. Well, we know he didn´t have engaged parents so where was his funding source. Even people that gave scholarships expected good grades. Apparently Obama´s funding sources didn´t really care.

We have plenty of academics, but none of them appear to be intelligent. They are very successful at brain washing. Obama and Democrats get excellent grades in that endeavor.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 2/11/2013 10:12:07 AM     (No. 9169998)

#21, that is entirely possible. I transferred to Georgetown University my sophomore year and studied abroad my junior year. All of my credits transferred with me, but not my GPA. I graduated with a 3.2, but I figured out it should have been a 3.6.
Also, Columbia is not known as a language school, I truly doubt they offer Arabic even today. The well-known language schools in this country are Georgetown, Middlebury College in VT, and the Defense Language Institute in CA.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: catfur27, 2/11/2013 10:14:13 AM     (No. 9170002)

No smoking gun in this article...but let´s be real...IF zippy WAS a great student, you KNOW those transcripts would be displayed everywhere.( like jean fraud kerry´s military records....s/)

So this begs several Basic Questions the dishonest media will not touch : How did a mediocre, stoned, high school student get into three elite private colleges? And WHO paid the expensive bills??

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msjena, 2/11/2013 10:25:44 AM     (No. 9170019)

Were transfer students at Columbia required to complete the core curriculum requirements? It seems like that would be a big reason not to transfer there. The reasons why O transferred have always been murky. I truly doubt he had a 3.7 average. As others have said, why hide the transcript if that were the case.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/11/2013 10:29:07 AM     (No. 9170028)

With the grade point average he claims to have earned, Obama should have graduated at least Magna Cum Laude (if not Summa, especially in that era of post-sixties grade inflation.) Yet he is not on the Honors List. My guess is that he was at most 2.7 (about a 77% or C+ under the old grading system prevalent in universities pre-1968).

By the way, Bush One graduated Phi Bet Kappa from Yale. Where´s Obama´s Phi Beta Kappa Key?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/11/2013 10:34:34 AM     (No. 9170042)

Manchurian birth, childhood, college, political figure. Not one true aspect of any of this, oh...except that he hates America.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: msjena, 2/11/2013 10:48:45 AM     (No. 9170069)

Jeb Bush is a Phi Beta Kappa, too--from U of Texas. And to be fair, so is Clinton, from Georgetown. But not Hillary, despite being the smartest woman in the world.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Norwegian Goddess, 2/11/2013 10:58:37 AM     (No. 9170081)

Many universities, including the one where I work, will not allow transfer courses to count in your major. Courses in the major must be taken in residence. I would think Columbia would have such a policy, not don´t know for sure. Especially in the 80´s.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 2/11/2013 11:00:49 AM     (No. 9170086)

#27, as a graduate of Defense Language School I can tell you it´s all about the language. As a military operation there is no room for goofing off or missing classes. If you´re sick you´d better get yourself to sick call for a written excuse.

Very intense environment. The morning I woke up having actually dreamed in Russian I knew I was actually starting to ´get it´. BTW, the Red Cross was very clever in working with the leadership at DLI. Since skipping a day of class was a major no-no, and the students were under a great deal of pressure, the Red Cross would have a blood drive every six weeks. On a Friday. All donors were excused from classes for the entire day.

Needless to say, nearly the entire school of young, healthy people turned out to donate blood. The Red Cross hauled away gallons and gallons of blood and we all got a three day weekend. Win win situation.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 2/11/2013 11:03:44 AM     (No. 9170095)

Egg on my face - Defense Language INSTITUTE. Brain not connected to fingers this am.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/11/2013 11:19:15 AM     (No. 9170120)

If he was being brainwashed by the KGB it wouldn´t surprise me.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/11/2013 12:08:32 PM     (No. 9170186)

I´d guess that Obama has been groomed for this con job since he was a teenager...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Quigley, 2/11/2013 12:43:56 PM     (No. 9170251)

He was busy learning how to deceive the Gullible Boob class.

When it comes to selling free handouts in exchange for opportunity, he´s a master.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: crankyyankee, 2/11/2013 12:59:51 PM     (No. 9170284)

I´m questioning the author´s authenticity. Columbia College????

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Reply 39 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2013 1:47:53 PM     (No. 9170387)

Smokin´ dope!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/11/2013 2:12:22 PM     (No. 9170448)

And the burning question remains; What difference does it make? What are you gonna do now? Report him to the low info voters who put him in as our President?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 2/11/2013 2:13:09 PM     (No. 9170450)

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. Somebody or somebodies "chose" The Won to be groomed to ultimately work his magic. After four years from now all these questions will be answered. Sooner or later, the poseur will be revealed. Unfortunately, he has a lot of time to continue to disrupt, if not destroy, our Nation. It is blatantly obvious that he hates us. He hates America. He will revel in every opportunity to tweak our sensibilities. He is a juvenile bully, no more, no less.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/11/2013 2:16:55 PM     (No. 9170460)

Don´t worry #9, I got your joke. It was a good one.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: jorgecito, 2/11/2013 2:40:19 PM     (No. 9170509)

Interesting point by Iachetta, an ´84 Columbia grad:

"Maraniss quotes Obama as saying that he graduated from Columbia [in ´83] with a 3.7 grade point average (Maraniss, 465). Based on my own experience, he would have graduated with honors if that were the case."

So Iachetta says that a Columbia senior graduating in ´84, with a 3.7 GPA, would´ve graduated with honors. Ergo, he seems to be saying, Obama should be boasting of having graduated with honors (assuming the same GPA standard was required for honors status a year earlier in ´83).

But not even the most ardent Obama image-maker claims that the Great Zero graduated with honors.

This should be easy for even a cub reporter to find out. And Maraniss´s book, with Obama´s claimed GPA, has been out for years now. But .... crickets.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: stryker714, 2/11/2013 2:56:34 PM     (No. 9170536)

good joke #9. ´ could not bear to read it so jumped right to the end. Talk about drilling down too far on a Corvair.

#28: There´s a chance it has been the Saudis all along, if you read the article on Luc a while back about what a postman overheard as he came into Bill Ayer´s delivery zone.

right #36. It just struck me how Obama is operated remotely, almost as a dumb terminal, akin to the way early Russian jet aircraft sorties that had no radar were said to be guided by the base control tower and their radar. Bamboozler was probably contacting his handlers during Mr Carson´s speech, asking for an assist, comrad.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: 4freedom, 2/11/2013 3:15:02 PM     (No. 9170578)

Barry got an A+ in Saul Alinsky 101

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Reply 46 - Posted by: William1, 2/11/2013 3:22:00 PM     (No. 9170594)

Poster 13, you state Zero doesn´t know any foreign languages? I dunno,maybe he took Austrian at Columbia? I missed that curriculum and took German instead.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: larryp, 2/11/2013 3:51:40 PM     (No. 9170655)

One answer as to whythe Pres won´t cover obama´s non-record or flakey record is thatthe Press was doing thesame thing.The lefty profs were passing them thru or marking "Present" when the wre absent.
Same also for the drone killings. the so-called intelligence community does not want the insurgents/terrorists back because they will reveal thedepth and pay-offs oft he fifth column. so they are killed.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/11/2013 4:54:34 PM     (No. 9170782)

"LIAR LIAR Pants on Fire"....Remember that kid from grade school who always lied about everything? THAT, my friends, is YOUR pResident!

Benghazi Libya--LIES
57 states-- LIES
I´ll balance the budget-- LIES
I wasnt born in Kenya-- LIES
I was an A student-- LIES
It was a video that caused Stevens murder-- LIES
I dont smoke anymore--LIES
My name is Barack Obama--LIES

Theres more but you get the drift, he´s that kid who lied all the time to impress or for whatever sick and twisted reason...and the rump-swab lap dog lefty liars in the ass-press enemedia and the Alinsky-loving fraud liars in academia laud him for his lies and give him a pass every damn day, ´cuz it takes one to know one!...tell me we arent in BIZARRO World!



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Reply 49 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/11/2013 6:07:42 PM     (No. 9170916)

He lies. His friends lie. The media lie. Leftists lie.

Nothing that is said about Obama is believable, except that he´s a liar.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: gagolfer, 2/11/2013 7:09:08 PM     (No. 9170995)

Of course this all presupposes that Columbia and Harvard Law School admitted him without the required prerequisites and also graduated him fraudulently. They must have known all those years ago that he would be President and were in on the conspiracy from the beginning. Or Harvard is now letting him lie about Law School and letting him get away with it. This is nuts, you know.

This whole exercise is ridiculous. The guy who spent all that time trying to figure out Obama´s course schedule is the guy with the real problem.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/11/2013 7:43:30 PM     (No. 9171040)

#51 whats your problem? Why do you have to urinate all over 5 previous posts just to sound snarky and whiny?

Obama lies all the time, and the proof is when Trump offered him $5 million for his college transcripts. Wouldnt you show Donald your college transcripts for $5 million ? I sure would, as would everyone who posted here! Wise up!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: MEMcL, 2/11/2013 9:37:25 PM     (No. 9171133)

So many of you have missed the point. Any college, and especially a prestigious one, is not going to allow a transfer student to parachute in, leave no footprints, and waltz away with a honored diploma granted by the institution.

Most colleges accept a very limited number of credits from a transfer, and the idea that Obama was able to complete all of the requirements in 2 years, is more than unlikely. And, doing so with no one noticing that he was even in class with them?

Didn´t I read somewhere that Bill Ayres, Sr. was associated with Columbia? There had to be an insider in the admissions dept.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: grounded, 2/11/2013 10:23:59 PM     (No. 9171195)

I have some familiarity with college transfer procedure. Your credits only transfer if the school you are transferring into has a course that is roughly equivalent in rigor and content and grade level. It is quite possible to lose credits in a transfer, especially if the original institution has some sort of esoteric curriculum like the Great Books program at St. John´s College in Annapolis, MD. Grades and GPA never transfer. Your GPA at the new university depends totally on what you accomplish at that institution. At least that´s how we did it in the 60s and 70s.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/11/2013 10:38:05 PM     (No. 9171203)

Some say, he spent the entire year in Pakistan...which is when and where he met Brezinski and Bin Laden

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Reply 55 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/11/2013 11:18:25 PM     (No. 9171238)

#5, 26 and 51...Ayers was in New York one block away from Obama at the same time ...and I assume did Obama´s course work...

...as to Harvard Law, if your patron donated 25million on your behalf...you´re on easy street...and probably elected to be "the President of the Harvard Law Review" ...remember he wasn´t the editor...and that´s a difference with a distinction ...Obama didn´t compete for the position and it was convenient coincidence that the ACLU sued Harvard Law at just that time as no minorities had been head of their law review...

Want to thank someone for Obama..thank the Saudi Prince who paved and paid the way...and be certain to bow to him as Obama did...

#5, that probably earlier comment is intriguing...

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Posted By: DW626- 3/16/2014 5:09:00 AM     Post Reply
Early on in the Genesis chapter of the Bible much is made of Adam giving names to all living creatures. Like everything about the Bible, the meaning of this event is subject to many interpretations, the most often given is that it signals man’s dominion over the other creatures of the earth. I don’t dispute that reading, but to me, the naming description signifies that there can be no real communication among people unless the names we use mean the same thing to all of us. A spade certainly is a garden implement, but if you are in the gardening

Why Ukraine? Why Now?
American Thinker, by Mike Razar    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/14/2014 5:58:15 AM     Post Reply
The “I’m shocked, shocked” line from Casablanca is too much a cliché to carry any -- umm -- shock value, but surely it fits Putin’s actions against Ukraine. But the civilized world, mainly the Anglosphere, has long shown its utter indifference to human life by ignoring mass killings on a scale surpassed only by the Nazis and the Communists in the last century. More than a hundred thousand in Syria and still going on; perhaps a million or more in North Korea; millions in Africa, uncounted tens of thousands or more in Iran. The one place we intervened was Iraq, with

Well, I´ll Cry Tomorrow:
Medea, Debo Get No R-S-P-E-C-T
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/9/2014 7:36:58 AM     Post Reply
This week President Obama, following a long string of bloopers that the media underplays or ignores, spelled respect "R-S-P-E-C-T´". It was a fitting blunder in a week in which he and America´s left wing took a series of pratfalls.To start off, Medea Benjamin, master media manipulator and water carrier for countless leftist tyrants, winged into Cairo apparently to lend her inestimable support to the Moslem Brotherhood. The Egyptian government treated her less courteously than did the Democrat legislators who regularly let her and her pinko buddies disrupt Congressional hearings. In one instance her team, which had certainly been invited in by Democrats

Hollywood Continues to Flee
California at Alarming Rate
Variety, by Dave McNary    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/6/2014 4:48:18 PM     Post Reply
When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic “Battle: Los Angeles” wasn’t being done in Los Angeles.“It stunned me that the movie was shooting in Louisiana, and that the state of California was letting this happen,” he recalls. In the subsequent five years, the situation has only worsened, despite the film production incentive program California enacted in 2009, which provides for $100 million a year in tax credits for what’s usually 20% of production costs. That’s significantly smaller than programs offered by other

CNN journalist admits Obama
racial double standard on air
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/28/2014 5:29:45 PM     Post Reply
Kudos to Don Lemon, the CNN journalist, for admitting what conservatives have maintained ever since Barack Obama became president with unquestioning media support and suppression of any conservatism as racist: (This is the totality of the text, video is enclosed.)



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Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
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