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Video Captures Obama in Secretive Exchange of Notes With Air Force General
The Blaze ^ | May 7 2011 | Scott Baker

Posted on 05/07/2011 2:57:05 PM PDT by blueyon

Take a look at this picture from Friday, April 29th. President Obama is greeting Brig. Gen. Ed Wilson after Air Force One landed at Cape Canaveral: Seems pretty ordinary, right? A typical tarmac greet for the Commander-in-Chief.

But there may be a little more to the brief moment at the bottom of the airstairs.

The state-owned Italian television channel Rai News has posted a video that highlights a curious exchange between the two men:

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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KEYWORDS: commanderinchief; general; handpass; obama
Now what was that all about.................... Let's see, "A Penny for your thoughts"... LOL
1 posted on 05/07/2011 2:57:12 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

btt


2 posted on 05/07/2011 3:05:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: blueyon

Challenge coins signify a military member’s camaraderie with other coin holders. It stands to reason there would be an Obama Challenge Coin since he is the new Commander in Chief. However, challenge coins come with an expected response by the military member. Challenge coin history dates back to World War I when an American Lieutenant was captured and stripped of all of his identification other than a pouch with a medallion which identified his squadron’s insignia. When French captors recognized the insignia, they gave the Lt time to confirm who he was and let him go. After that, it became a tradition for all members to carry their coin with them and to ensure they did so the coin challenge, known today as a Coin Check was established.

http://askville.amazon.com/Challenge-Coins-distributed-President-Obama/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=62675996


3 posted on 05/07/2011 3:05:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: blueyon

No accounting for conspiracy nuts.


4 posted on 05/07/2011 3:08:46 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: blueyon

Challange coin


5 posted on 05/07/2011 3:08:54 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: blueyon

Challange coin


6 posted on 05/07/2011 3:09:06 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: blueyon

“How’s that ‘Hopey, Changie’ thing working out for ‘ya?”


7 posted on 05/07/2011 3:10:46 PM PDT by chemicalman ("The taxpayer - work for the Fed gvmt, but doesn't take a civil service exam. Reagan)
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To: blueyon

It’s a challen coin


8 posted on 05/07/2011 3:12:07 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: blueyon

oops. Challenge coin.


9 posted on 05/07/2011 3:12:26 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Very intersting. Thank you.


10 posted on 05/07/2011 3:14:15 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“After that, it became a tradition for all members to carry their coin with them and to ensure they did so the coin challenge, known today as a Coin Check was established.”

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Interesting history - thanks. But does anybody find it odd that a guy that looks like the president, getting off of Air Force I, has to give a coin to another guy to confirm his identity.

But he doesn’t have to prove his identity to become president in the first place!?


11 posted on 05/07/2011 3:18:25 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: blueyon

Maybe Trump needs to demand that Obama tells us what that was all about...


12 posted on 05/07/2011 3:23:31 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: blueyon

..."it's Derby Kitten in da race today...I've been told!"

13 posted on 05/07/2011 3:27:03 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: blueyon

It’s some ritual exchange of coins.


14 posted on 05/07/2011 3:30:31 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: blueyon

Note says:

“4 gd time meet me 2-nite in the guest bathroom after SHE goes to sleep”


15 posted on 05/07/2011 3:33:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after SHTF.)
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To: blueyon

I got a ten year AA coin


16 posted on 05/07/2011 3:40:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: 21twelve
Exchange of a challenge coin is tradition and has nothing to do with confirming identity. In fact, if a squadron mate produces his challenge coin in a bar and a fellow squadron mate does not have his, the one missing the coin buys the next round.

I have nearly a couple dozen challenge coins I acquired throughout my career, even though I was not in many of those organizations. Giving a challenge coin is just a nice gesture, nothing nefarious.

17 posted on 05/07/2011 3:40:25 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: All

How stupid! Why didn’t they just hand each other the notes, instead if trying to palm them to each other - what they were doing was SO obvious; it was CLEARLY visible. Man, that looked dumb!


18 posted on 05/07/2011 3:45:17 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: jackibutterfly

That’s what this was about? Passing coins to each other??! Oh, brother!


19 posted on 05/07/2011 3:46:53 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Carley
I have multiple challenge coins in my possession.

They have NEVER been given or exchanged in a note passing fashion. In fact, all but one, my retirement COIN from Commander, USSOCOM, were given in a ceremony so everyone present knew I had the coin. That public knowledge is important because, if you are challenged to produce a coin and don't have one you expected to “buy the bar” for everyone who can produce their own coin.

The USSOCOM Coin was presented to me upon my retirement by my squadron commander at my retirement ceremony. he also read the accompanying letter. It was a surprise to him and to almost everyone who attended that ceremony, Friday 13 April, 1990.

20 posted on 05/07/2011 3:47:06 PM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL)
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To: blueyon

Looks like he slipped ‘O some crack.


21 posted on 05/07/2011 3:48:37 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Doogle

22 posted on 05/07/2011 3:49:47 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: al baby

Igot a ‘XXX’ coin a few years back


23 posted on 05/07/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Dixie Yooper

Trump might be done with hussein. Not a peep about the incredible things his staff ‘found’ in Hawaii or anything about the forged B/C......or else maybe just holding his fire for some reason. We shall see I suppose.


24 posted on 05/07/2011 4:04:07 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: blueyon

Given what is supposedly his predilection for older white men, probably time, place, and Blackberry number.


25 posted on 05/07/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: bobby.223

breath mints..that’s it..they swap breath mints..


26 posted on 05/07/2011 4:10:35 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: bobby.223
Trump might be done with hussein. Not a peep about the incredible things his staff ‘found’ in Hawaii or anything about the forged B/C......or else maybe just holding his fire for some reason. We shall see I suppose.

Maybe waiting until September of 2012...

27 posted on 05/07/2011 4:16:35 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: maine yankee
Now Mr. Obama will have to pass secret notes to the Navy and Army.
Probably just informing the Brig. General Wilson of his promotion to full General of the Armies and Chair of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff of the United Services.
Mr. Obama uses the Army Generals as gophers for drinks.
TWB
28 posted on 05/07/2011 4:22:32 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: al baby

congrats! 4 years tomorrow.....


29 posted on 05/07/2011 4:29:10 PM PDT by red devil 40
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To: blueyon

Time to do a background on the General. There is no reason whatsoever for such an nefarious exchange to take place. How does the government historically archive such a transaction. Obviously, it had to be prearranged since there is a two way exchange. The whole thing is very strange and odious. Is maybe a glimpse into the internal conspiracy that is afoot in our government?


30 posted on 05/07/2011 4:56:38 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: blueyon

Time to do a background on the General. There is no reason whatsoever for such an nefarious exchange to take place. How does the government historically archive such a transaction. Obviously, it had to be prearranged since there is a two way exchange. The whole thing is very strange and odious. Is maybe a glimpse into the internal conspiracy that is afoot in our government?


31 posted on 05/07/2011 4:57:43 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: bobby.223

Trump has his own schedule. The 2012 election might not even be penciled in on it.


32 posted on 05/07/2011 5:55:36 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: blueyon

picture of obama challenge coin

http://static.zoovy.com/img/4armedforces/-/3/3003_2455.jpg


33 posted on 05/07/2011 6:02:57 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: blueyon

another Obama coin
http://www.nles.com/store/customer/product_image.php?imageid=2852


34 posted on 05/07/2011 6:05:58 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: red devil 40

OMG it aint easy staying sober with osama in the white house


35 posted on 05/07/2011 6:11:28 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: maine yankee

Thanks for holding and trampling the grass down so us babys can follow your path


36 posted on 05/07/2011 6:14:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Nip

I remember video of this same thing happening with Bush. I think it was at the airport. But he was giving out the coins with the handshake.


37 posted on 05/07/2011 6:19:41 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: blueyon

I heard General Wilson speak at the opening ceremony for the Traveling Wall last Monday. I was impressed. Don’t see any issue with this passing of notes.


38 posted on 05/07/2011 7:26:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


39 posted on 05/07/2011 9:47:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nip

What is USSOCOM?

Thank you for your service.


40 posted on 05/07/2011 9:52:33 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

United States Special Operations Command


41 posted on 05/07/2011 9:55:07 PM PDT by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


42 posted on 05/07/2011 11:12:57 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 21twelve

It’s a cool tradition. I am a member of Epsilon Pi Phi and I am just waiting to get mine so I can exchange them.


43 posted on 05/08/2011 9:33:27 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: blueyon

I have been given half a dozen challenge coins in my life as well as giving them. I can’t ever remember doing it in a covert fashion like this. Generally if someone hands you something that is innocuous like a challenge coin, you acknowledge it by looking at it and thanking them. You don’t exchange them in handshake and just pocket it like nothing happened.


44 posted on 05/08/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: blueyon

What’s odd to me is that our anti-military president would adopt ANY tradition that smacks of supporting the military.


45 posted on 05/08/2011 10:29:33 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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