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Video: Obama Visits Buddha Statue in Kamakura Japan
HAP ^ | 11/14/10 | hap

Posted on 11/14/2010 10:24:23 AM PST by Talkradio03

Obama visits Buddha statue in Japan before returning home on his 10 day Asia trip. The question is why? AP video

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Not gonna go over well with the bitter clingers back home
1 posted on 11/14/2010 10:24:33 AM PST by Talkradio03
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To: Talkradio03
Why not post the direct link to the video? You didn't make it, you are just trying to use it for hits....


2 posted on 11/14/2010 10:26:55 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: Talkradio03
Why???

Because he can.

And on our dime.

Amazing......

3 posted on 11/14/2010 10:27:37 AM PST by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: Talkradio03
I've been there! Our daughter and I visited friends in Tokyo in the summer of 2005, and we went to Kamakura and Enoshima Island, on one of our trips outside the city.

It's a lovely shrine, and the Buddha is very large and impressive!

4 posted on 11/14/2010 10:28:10 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Talkradio03

Photo op.


5 posted on 11/14/2010 10:28:57 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Talkradio03; TigersEye

At the end of one video Obama is a plain suit isseated beween and Kamakura Temple abbot and a translator, who are dressed in he highest Japanese formal dress. Obama is sucking on a green tea popsicle.

Thats a sign.


6 posted on 11/14/2010 10:29:49 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SuziQ; Talkradio03

Always worth reading up on the local history. Try this: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2133.html


7 posted on 11/14/2010 10:32:28 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Talkradio03
The question is why?

Because, secretly all of these years, he's really been a Buddhist dedicated to world peace and harmony. /s

8 posted on 11/14/2010 10:37:27 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Talkradio03

Because he hates Christianity and hopes those non-Christians will love him.


9 posted on 11/14/2010 10:38:39 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Talkradio03
I didn't watch the video. Did he bow to Buddha?

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10 posted on 11/14/2010 10:42:15 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I see from the video that he did not have his blimp,err wife with him..
did she go on another European vacation?? at our expense??

hurry up 2012 so we can send them back to Chicago or Kenya or Hawaii..Please note they are going to Hawaii again this Christmas, can't wait until he is no longer POTUS and see how often they visit Hawaii!!!

11 posted on 11/14/2010 10:44:38 AM PST by haircutter
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
> Why not post the direct link to the video? You didn't make it, you are just trying to use it for hits....

I dislike blog pimps too, but at least he did post the thread in "bloggers" like he's supposed to.

Why do you come to the "bloggers" area, if you dislike blog pimps? It's a known "red-light" district... :)

12 posted on 11/14/2010 10:47:02 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ETL

It seems like all this President does is take pictures showing his butt up in the air. He needs to go.


13 posted on 11/14/2010 10:58:20 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ETL

It seems like all this President does is take pictures showing his butt up in the air. He needs to go.


14 posted on 11/14/2010 10:58:45 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SuziQ
So were these--
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...until the Taliban destroyed them. (Before/After picture of one of the two 5th-century Buddhas of the Bamiyan valley in Afghanistan in 2001)

Maybe HolyO is just casing out the place for some 'friends' *wink* *wink*?
15 posted on 11/14/2010 10:59:06 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: dayglored
but at least he did post the thread in "bloggers" like he's supposed to.

Yes he did, but his using someone else's video to get hits for his blog instead of posting the direct link is disgusting and unethical. Bloggers in general are fine, I just dislike those who use low tactics to promote their personal blogs.

Why do you come to the "bloggers" area, if you dislike blog pimps?

I browse in the 'everything' area... :)

16 posted on 11/14/2010 11:12:20 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: Talkradio03

“The question is why?”

Because unlike all of his other visits on this wasted junket, the statue couldn’t turn him down.


17 posted on 11/14/2010 11:32:00 AM PST by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: ETL

Probably not
We Buddhists do full prostrations

Obama, I can’t see doing that except maybe to his moon gawd


18 posted on 11/14/2010 11:38:14 AM PST by jrg
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; humblegunner
> ...disgusting and unethical. Bloggers in general are fine, I just dislike those who use low tactics to promote their personal blogs.

I would characterize blog pimps in general as "desperate for attention". Sorta like street-corner soap-box preachers -- they've learned that putting a video display over their heads with the "headline news" draws attention, some of which transfers to the preacher even though it's totally unrelated.

I'm not defending the practice; I find it slimy too. But seriously, who's going to visit their silly little blogs, unless they pimp them?

Maybe FreeRepublic needs to split the "bloggers" area into "bloggers who write their own content" (i.e. authors), and "bloggers who merely link to others' content with a comment" (i.e. blog pimps).

In the meantime, you can do what humblegunner does sometimes -- post the direct link to the content in the FR thread. Like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/7RZ4Hdcf-pg

19 posted on 11/14/2010 11:55:22 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
He just looks so natural striding out of the woods by himself. (Where'd all those Secret Service guys come from later on?)

ML/NJ

20 posted on 11/14/2010 12:00:38 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: dayglored; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
In the meantime, you can do what humblegunner does sometimes -- post the direct link to the content in the FR thread.

Video blogpimps HATE that.

I get the most interesting hate mail from blogpimps...

21 posted on 11/14/2010 12:01:25 PM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Talkradio03
Has he visited any Christian churches lately?? Or just Mosques and Buddahs....

Truth of the matter is...he can't visit a REAL CHRISTIAN church because it would upset his muzzie brothers.

22 posted on 11/14/2010 12:22:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Candor7
Japanese Museum Directors find lost American Mentally Challenged boy, and sit waiting for his family to come and claim him. He had been crying, but a popsicle calmed him down rather quickly.


23 posted on 11/14/2010 12:26:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Exactly. You can imagine what the Japanese people think of the OBAMA-chan images.They do not inspire confidence in the United States of America.


24 posted on 11/14/2010 2:33:26 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jrg; ETL

“Probably not
We Buddhists do full prostrations

Obama, I can’t see doing that except maybe to his moon gawd”

I was thinking more along the lines of a really BIG mirror, THAT would likely do the trick.


25 posted on 11/14/2010 2:47:04 PM PST by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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To: Candor7

I’m just glad he didn’t make any affectations of reverence to the Buddha. I thought he was going to start circumambulating it but, thankfully, he didn’t. It would have been totally phony.


26 posted on 11/14/2010 3:17:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
3 half prostrations Obama!!! DO IT NOW!!!

LOL.

27 posted on 11/14/2010 3:19:27 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

I couldn’t stand it, Candor7. I was afraid he’d offer a stick of incense and just give it a casual toss at the Buddha the way he did the flower at the 9/11 WTC memorial site.


28 posted on 11/14/2010 3:40:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Yup. Lucky Buddha! They put a popsicle in his hand.


29 posted on 11/14/2010 4:17:43 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: muawiyah
Interesting! I also discovered a few weeks ago, that the painting, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa",

by Hokusai, depicted a tsunami that washed inland far enough to knock that Great Buddha off its base. That must have been SOME wave, cause that statue is HUGE!

30 posted on 11/15/2010 9:54:47 AM PST by SuziQ
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