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A FORBES article on OBAMA that will BLOW YOUR MIND
Forbes ^ | 09/9/2010 | Dinesh D'Souza

Posted on 10/17/2011 2:25:06 PM PDT by Just4Him

An oldie but goody.

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government's control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama's approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad.

The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike. Consider this headline from the Aug. 18, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal: "Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling." Did you read that correctly? You did. The Administration supports offshore drilling--but drilling off the shores of Brazil. With Obama's backing, the U.S. Export-Import Bank offered $2 billion in loans and guarantees to Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras to finance exploration in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro--not so the oil ends up in the U.S. He is funding Brazilian exploration so that the oil can stay in Brazil.

More strange behavior: Obama's June 15, 2010 speech in response to the Gulf oil spill focused not on cleanup strategies but rather on the fact that Americans "consume more than 20% of the world's oil but have less than 2% of the world's resources." Obama railed on about "America's century-long addiction to fossil fuels." What does any of this have to do with the oil spill? Would the calamity have been less of a problem if America consumed a mere 10% of the world's resources?

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: antibusiness; business; dineshdsouza; forbesonobama; nobel; obama; onetermobama; taxes

1 posted on 10/17/2011 2:25:09 PM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

He did snort coke when he was younger according to him.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 2:30:22 PM PDT by shankbear (Bush's fault......that is more in bad taste than my old tag line........)
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To: Just4Him

Obama is crazy??? Who knew???


3 posted on 10/17/2011 2:52:02 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Just4Him

Of course the Kenyan poser made things a lot worse.....


4 posted on 10/17/2011 2:54:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: shankbear

“He did snort coke when he was younger according to him.”

Prob’ly still does. For medicinal purposes, of course. Only surprise here remains that there are gullible fellow travelers out there who still guzzle/mainline His kool-aide.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 2:54:56 PM PDT by corvus
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To: Just4Him
That's D'Souza's theory. He's already turned the article into a book and gotten some critical reviews, like this one and this one. The reviews aren't defending Obama. They just point out that it doesn't all come down to Daddy and anti-colonialism.

The first problem is that a lot of the left espouses views similar to Obama's even though they don't have foreign-born presumed fathers and roots in third world anti-colonialism. This is particularly true in the academic, community organizing, and urban Black political circles that Obama was involved with in his early years. Obama gravitated to things "Black" in his early years. Anti-colonialism and Pan-Africanism were a part of the mix in the 1970s but not an exceptionally important part, and not one that lasted very long as a major influence, either for Obama or for most other African-Americans. I'd say that the British Empire looms far larger in Dinesh D'Souza's imagination than in Obama's.

The second problem is that D'Souza makes everything fit in with his big idea, rather than finding the idea in the available evidence. For example, does Obama favor drilling off Brazil's coast and oppose it off the US coast because he wants to weaken America and strengthen Brazil? That's possible, I guess, but another, perhaps more likely answer would be that we have concern about oil spills and all kinds of pesky environmentalists opposing drilling, and Brazil doesn't. I can't say for sure that's the answer, but certainly it's the one I'd consider first before going further afield.

6 posted on 10/17/2011 2:57:29 PM PDT by x
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To: Just4Him

http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2011/white-house-visitor-logs/

Solyndra investor had three White House meetings on energy policy

(snip)

In addition to Solyndra and Unit Corp., Kaiser’s foundation has multimillion dollar investments in domestic energy producers Anadarko Petroleum ($205 million), Sandridge Energy ($33.6 million) and Apache Corp. ($18.5 million), as well as a $6.7 million stake in SolarReserve, which won a $737 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

The nonprofit’s latest SEC filing also showed a $124 million stake in Petroleo Brasileiros , or Petrobas, the Brazilian oil company. In March 2011, President Barack Obama said he wanted the United States to be a major purchaser of Brazilian oil.


7 posted on 10/17/2011 3:07:23 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Just4Him

Actually Obama is pro-business. Big business. Easier to control, bail out; buy votes from groups.

Small businesses are individual driven. Independent thinkers. Freedom loving. In other words, the enemy.

But small business is the employment incubator. So Obama is backed into a corner. Keep control with high unemployment. He may still pull it off.


8 posted on 10/17/2011 3:15:35 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Just4Him
Obama is motivated by two ideas: 1. The wealthy got their wealth solely by exploiting the poor and need to have that wealth taken from them and redistributed. 2. The US has for generations been the villain in the world, hogging the earth's resources, overusing its ill gotten power to bully other countries and overly favoring Israel. To make the world love us we must apologize, denigrate ourselves and defer US policy decisions to world groups like the UN.
9 posted on 10/17/2011 3:55:18 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Just4Him
One more anomaly: A few months ago nasa Chief Charles Bolden announced that from now on the primary mission of America's space agency would be to improve relations with the Muslim world. Come again? Bolden said he got the word directly from the President. "He wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and math and engineering."

De-election or impeachment of this twerp cannot come too soon.

10 posted on 10/17/2011 4:06:29 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Just4Him.


11 posted on 10/17/2011 5:38:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rudder

“”He wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and math and engineering.”

THAT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH!

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is
ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION
or 20% of the world’s population.
They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1988 - Najib Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 - Elias James Corey
1994 - Yaser Arafat:
1999 - Ahmed Zewai

Economics:
(zero)

Physics:
(zero)

Medicine:
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: 7 SEVEN

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is
FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world’s population.
They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:
1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - William Howard Stein
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Roald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1989 - Sidney Altman
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1995 - Martin Perl
2000 - Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 - Robert Fogel

Medicine:
1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1996- Lu RoseIacovino

TOTAL: 129


12 posted on 10/17/2011 6:01:49 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Elias James Corey and Peter whatever are Christians Arabs, not Muslims.


13 posted on 10/20/2011 11:07:57 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

thanks, I wondered about that...Elias and Peter certainly are NOT muslim names.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 11:18:40 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: rmlew

wiki says:

E.J. Corey was born to Christian Lebanese immigrants in Methuen, Massachusetts, 50 km (31 mi) north of Boston. His mother changed his name to “Elias” to honor his father who died eighteen months after the birth of his son. His widowed mother, brother, two sisters and an aunt and uncle all lived together in a spacious house—struggling through the depression. He attended Catholic elementary school and Lawrence Public High School.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 11:36:24 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: rmlew

Medawar was born on 28 February 1915, in Petrópolis, Brazil (a town 40 miles north of Rio de Janeiro) of a British mother and a Lebanese father. His status as a British citizen was acquired at birth: “My birth was registered at the British Consulate in good time to acquire the status of ‘natural-born British subject’.[2] Medawar left Brazil for England in 1918, and lived there for the rest of his life...

Views on religion Medawar declared:

... I believe that a reasonable case can be made for saying, not that we believe in God because He exists but rather that He exists because we believe in Him... Considered as an element of the world, God has the same degree and kind of objective reality as do other products of mind... I regret my disbelief in God and religious answers generally, for I believe it would give satisfaction and comfort to many in need of it if it were possible to discover and propound good scientific and philosophic reasons to believe in God... To abdicate from the rule of reason and substitute for it an authentication of belief by the intentness and degree of conviction with which we hold it can be perilous and destructive... I am a rationalist—something of a period piece nowadays, I admit... [6]


16 posted on 10/20/2011 11:43:41 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: rmlew
Elias James Corey and Peter whatever are Christians Arabs, not Muslims.

Wrote Peter Whatever:

.. I believe that a reasonable case can be made for saying, not that we believe in God because He exists but rather that He exists because we believe in Him... Considered as an element of the world, God has the same degree and kind of objective reality as do other products of mind... I regret my disbelief in God and religious answers generally, for I believe it would give satisfaction and comfort to many in need of it if it were possible to discover and propound good scientific and philosophic reasons to believe in God... To abdicate from the rule of reason and substitute for it an authentication of belief by the intentness and degree of conviction with which we hold it can be perilous and destructive... I am a rationalist—something of a period piece nowadays, I admit... [6]

Indeed, not the views of your average imam, ayatollah, or suicide bomber.

17 posted on 10/20/2011 11:53:04 PM PDT by cynwoody
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