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Obama's Refusal to divulge Columbia Records
Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 10/11/2012 8:17:11 AM PDT by Perseverando

More lies, deceit and cover-up from the most secretive president in US history. Legitimate media actually believes Obama might sign a release ........ what are they smoking?

Obama’s Columbia Records

Editorial of The New York Sun | October 10, 2012

It looks like President Obama will go to the polls for the last time with the voters still in the dark in respect of his years at Columbia University. The question mark over that period of his life has always rankled us. The New York Times in 2007 assigned one of its finest reporters, in Janny Scott, to scour the university for clues in respect of the president. No doubt she came up against the same stone wall that our Ross Goldberg came up against — namely the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which Columbia has cited to excuse its refusal to divulge any of the information it holds on the president it supports for re-election. Click Image to Enlarge

The New York Sun

GIFT TO HISTORY: A draft waiver, authored by The New York Sun, under which President Obama could enable Columbia University to release whatever information it holds on him.

When we inquired, which was in 2008, Columbia couldn’t have been more tightlipped if it were holding details of war-time troop movements. Reported Mr. Goldberg: “A spokesman for the university, Brian Connolly, confirmed that Mr. Obama spent two years at Columbia College and graduated in 1983 with a major in political science. He did not receive honors, Mr. Connolly said, though specific information on his grades is sealed.” That is really about limit of what the voters will know from the Columbia administration about the future president’s years there, unless he signs some sort of waiver to authorize the rapid

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; columbia; columbiau; eligibility; naturalborncitizen

1 posted on 10/11/2012 8:17:20 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

“Obama’s Refusal to divulge Columbia Records”

I don’t see why, Sinatra did some of his best recordings for them.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: Bertha Fanation

This is the 21st century. iTunes, dude.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Bertha Fanation

Columbia couldn’t have been more tight lipped if they held the secret of the war time troop movement. You got to be kidding. That’s the first thing this group of commies would most likely release to our enemies. They won’t release anything on THE FOREIGNER because LIKE KIND STICK TOGETHER.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:22 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Perseverando
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which Columbia has cited to excuse its refusal to divulge any of the information it holds on the president it supports for re-election.

The snark is inappropriate.

As I understand it, this law requires Columbia to not release the records unless a waiver is signed. No exceptions in the law for politicians, or because the media wants the info.

Actually, the snark may be appropriate for Obama, but not for Columbia.

5 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:40 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Bertha Fanation
I know! He didn't fulfill his membership requirement in the Columbia Record Club!



I used to get pre-recorded open reels from them!
6 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Perseverando
He did not receive honors, Mr. Connolly said, though specific information on his grades is sealed.

NO honors? He must have aced the LSATs to have gotten in to Harvard Law.(EXTREME sarcasm)

7 posted on 10/11/2012 8:35:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: Perseverando

The media lets zero get away with holding back these records, but Romney’s tax returns are hammered until released.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 8:36:31 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k
The media lets zero get away with holding back these records, but Romney’s tax returns are hammered until released.

And Bushs TANG records.

9 posted on 10/11/2012 8:44:55 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Dr. Sivana

That brought back some memories.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: COUNTrecount
NO honors? He must have aced the LSATs to have gotten in to Harvard Law.

The geniuses in the media are to stupid to figure that one out. sigh.....

11 posted on 10/11/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: dfwgator
That brought back some memories.

Ahh, yes. Perusing that ad in detail in every Sunday paper thinking "there are at least 11 I'd like to have".

Never did though. Leave It to Beaver had issued a cautionary tale.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 8:55:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I remember buying a ton of CDs about 15 years, I probably still haven’t even unwrapped half of them.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 8:57:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Perseverando
I hope we have the will to prosecute. We need it and the next generations need to see and understand why their world is the way it is and maybe avoid the same mistakes, while they're paying off our debts.

Look around. Too many lines have been crossed, too much corruption has gone too far for a "time out" to make this go away and stay away. It has gotten away from us.

We've misplaced our sense of self preservation, that something is bigger than we are. We've got to stop encouraging ourselves to take this road. This isn't the first time, it's just in our time.

And now it's time for understanding and memorable consequences, not more getting away with it.

If we do go down the path to the dark side, with all of our technology, money and power, the things we'll do would make the nazis' time look like a girl scout jamboree.

We must stop.

14 posted on 10/11/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: jersey117

They are not stupid, they are on board with the Myth of Barry.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 9:01:11 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: Perseverando

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jhx_2TqffE


16 posted on 10/11/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Perseverando

To not receive honors, even ‘cum laude’, in 1983 was really a dismal record. Let alone that his schedule was undoubtedly packed with leftist, activist, gut classes.

No way this guy would have sniffed HLS without affirmative action and, apparently, even insider pull on top of that.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 9:19:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

One wonders what Obama is hiding or afraid for us to find. I’m willing to bet it’s the names of the Professors and the courses studied because it will lead us to find out the names of other students that can be interviewed which might lead us to finding out details of who his gay boyfriends were and the radical curriculum studied in addition to other snafus. Probably also that he had poor grades and is not the genius he claims to be.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 9:28:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

We know that he had poor grades there—not even the lowest level of honors.

But I think you’re right, it’s both the radical nature of his courses and probably fear of stirring up any more memories of his gay Muslim associations.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 9:33:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jersey117

So that means if Øbama didn’t graduate with honors (summa, magna or cum laude) then he could have at best graduated with a 2.99 GPA. That won’t get into most elite grad schools let alone HLS. Yeah, he’s the smartest president we ever had! /s


20 posted on 10/11/2012 9:51:00 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Perseverando
New Photos From Occidental Years Show Real Obama
21 posted on 10/11/2012 9:58:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: 9YearLurker

He had AA going for him and the fact he was a legacy admit too. With a Saudi prince or Bill Ayers’ dad waving cash in front of their feces (typo intended) didn’t hurt either.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 9:58:38 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: opentalk

from the NewYorker

wearing his ring

23 posted on 10/11/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Bertha Fanation
I recall back in the '50s and '60s that you could not get Columbia Records to stop divulging the damn things.. every month another LP album or two in the mail! We finally just marked them "Return to sender" and stopped paying.. that got them to quit.
24 posted on 10/11/2012 10:22:20 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: COUNTrecount
NO honors? He must have aced the LSATs to have gotten in to Harvard Law.(EXTREME sarcasm)

Yes, extremely unlikely for a member of the Choom Gang. Perhaps there were lower standards for foreign students with Saudi financial backing.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: GBA

My favorite political fantasy is seeing 0bama in an orange jump suit with ankle and hand cuffs being frog marched out of the White House by US Marshals into a van and being driven to his deportation hearing.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 3:20:51 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: bjorn14
So that means if Øbama didn’t graduate with honors (summa, magna or cum laude) then he could have at best graduated with a 2.99 GPA.

I'm definitely not trying to defend Barry, but there is another possible explanation. The article also said that he went to Columbia for two years. Is there a minimum number of hours necessary to receive honors, regardless of GPA? You can graduate from some schools with an honors level GPA, and not graduate 'with honors' because you did not take your last x number of hours at that school. I know from personal experience.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Hope isn't a strategy.)
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To: Sherman Logan
As I understand it, this law requires Columbia to not release the records unless a waiver is signed. No exceptions in the law for politicians, or because the media wants the info.

My brother's adopted son attended a University of Wisconsin branch extension. He called to inquire as to how his son was doing and they blew him off, saying that students had a right to privacy. He went ballistic, saying "you seem to find the checks I write for tuition acceptable." They didn't budge an inch.

Turns out the kid was out "clubbing" every night and bombed out with failing grades. His "counselor" was covering for him and they wound up moving to Florida together. My brother was left holding the bag.

Regards,
GtG

28 posted on 10/11/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Bertha Fanation

It’s not surprising that the guy who racked up all those unpaid parking tickets in Cambridge got all those eight tracks for a penny and never bought the monthly selections.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT by x
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To: tnlibertarian
I'm definitely not trying to defend Barry, but there is another possible explanation. The article also said that he went to Columbia for two years. Is there a minimum number of hours necessary to receive honors, regardless of GPA? You can graduate from some schools with an honors level GPA, and not graduate 'with honors' because you did not take your last x number of hours at that school. I know from personal experience.

I notice at some schools if you've taken under 18 courses there (or so) you won't be eligible to graduate with honors. So a transfer student who took the miniumum 4 courses a term for four terms, wouldn't be eligible.

More ambitious students try five a term and would be. Other schools it looks like the limit is 14 or 15 and that less ambitious transfer student would be eligible.

I guess Obama's record at Columbia might have been stronger than some people think, but, still, he definitely wasn't an academic star there -- he wasn't pushing any boundaries or exceeding any limits in a positive way.

30 posted on 10/11/2012 4:15:54 PM PDT by x
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To: tnlibertarian

Usually, at the Ivies (and other elite schools) you have to complete at least the last 60 hours ‘in residence’ to get a degree from there. So Øbama should have qualified for honors.


31 posted on 10/13/2012 2:42:34 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: x; tnlibertarian

Apparently at Columbia no transfer student can be an honors student, tranfers aren’t allowed to live in University housing.

I am sure these have been posted but interesting none the less

http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/jan_feb09/alumni_corner

http://www.wikicu.com/Barack_Obama


32 posted on 10/13/2012 3:13:56 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14
Apparently at Columbia no transfer student can be an honors student, tranfers aren’t allowed to live in University housing.

I am sure these have been posted but interesting none the less

http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/jan_feb09/alumni_corner

http://www.wikicu.com/Barack_Obama

The sites, if they're accurate, clear up a lot of speculation.

Not surprising people didn't know or remember him at Columbia.

33 posted on 10/13/2012 12:26:49 PM PDT by x
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