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Barack Obama's missing year
WND ^ | April 07, 2011 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 04/07/2011 6:18:18 AM PDT by RobinMasters

In his definitive 2010 biography of Barack Obama, "The Bridge," New Yorker editor David Remnick features a photograph of a dapper young Barack Obama sitting between his grandparents on a Central Park bench.

The bench is real. The grandparents are real. The wall behind them is real. Barack Obama is not. He has been conspicuously photoshopped in. Who did this and why remains as much a mystery as Obama's extended stay in New York.

In late October 2007, the New York Times ran a telling article on Barack Obama headlined, "Obama's Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say."

Given that he was an announced candidate for president, and an underdog at that, the Times expected Obama to welcome the chance to reconcile his account in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," with the accounts of those who knew him.

"Yet," lamented the newly neutered Times, "he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years."

A campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, offered a painfully lame explanation for Obama's reticence, "He doesn't remember the names of a lot of people in his life."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; columbiau; israel; jihadist; kenyanbornmuzzie; mymuslimfaith; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamarecord
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To: BrandtMichaels
You 3 obviously did not watch the 8 1/2 min video that Jack posted in conjunction w/ the article/photo.

Not only did I watch the video from the original FR thread, I went out and found as many versions of the photo on the net as I could and loaded them into Photoshop. I could never find any evidence to back up the claim that the version with Obama was Photoshopped. YMMV.

51 posted on 04/07/2011 9:54:38 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: RobertClark

Knee looks like a shadow to me. Problem is Obama not wnd.

More controversy w/ everything he says and does than all former presidents combined.


52 posted on 04/07/2011 9:58:52 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: RobertClark

If the photoshop user is a rank amateur you do.


53 posted on 04/07/2011 10:21:34 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I could never find any evidence to back up the claim that the version with Obama was Photoshopped.

You must not have been looking very hard, as there are numerous indications of Photoshop.

Just for starters, that streak on the wall to the left of Dunham, that is not actually on the wall, is obviously a photograph artifact, and probably Photoshop artifact.

Close in

...so much so that the Chicago Tribune version Photoshopped it out.

So, at least one of these pics have been Photoshopped, if only to clean up the artifact.

That artifact, and many other manipulations show up brightly on the Error Level Analysis of the photo, the numerous bright highlights suggesting the areas of the photo have been worked on.


54 posted on 04/07/2011 11:15:06 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch; Tex-Con-Man; RobinMasters

I’ve always found the most interesting aspect of this photo to be that Barry’s wearing a wedding ring...in [purportedly] 1981.

It’s also visible in some of the Occidental time-frame “Look at me, I’m a pothead” photos.

And in the large group family photo during his first trip to Kenya.

In all of those photos, it really looks just like the wedding ring he wears now - or does from a distance. Too bad there has not turned up a closeup of the pre-Michelle ring; closeups of the one he wears now show it to be an intricately carved semi-wide band. IIRC it has Indonesian figures carved into it.

I don’t have a link - sorry - but within the past few months I saw this same photo somewhere on the web, with the wedding band photoshopped out, leaving his hand rather gnarled-looking. Perhaps too many people had been noticing the ring? Another “oopsie”?


55 posted on 04/07/2011 1:21:16 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: Plutarch; Tex-Con-Man; RobinMasters

I’ve always found the most interesting aspect of this photo to be that Barry’s wearing a wedding ring...in [purportedly] 1981.

It’s also visible in some of the Occidental time-frame “Look at me, I’m a pothead” photos.

And in the large group family photo during his first trip to Kenya.

In all of those photos, it really looks just like the wedding ring he wears now - or does from a distance. Too bad there has not turned up a closeup of the pre-Michelle ring; closeups of the one he wears now show it to be an intricately carved semi-wide band. IIRC it has Indonesian figures carved into it.

I don’t have a link - sorry - but within the past few months I saw this same photo somewhere on the web, with the wedding band photoshopped out, leaving his hand rather gnarled-looking. Perhaps too many people had been noticing the ring? Another “oopsie”?


56 posted on 04/07/2011 2:20:40 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: GGMac

Apologies for the double post. After an hour, the green bar had moved only a half-inch - so I hit ‘post’ again. Wrong.


57 posted on 04/07/2011 2:23:27 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: Plutarch

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2458646/posts?page=144#144

follow the sequence!


58 posted on 04/07/2011 6:01:14 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Williams

[ believe Obama worked for New York PIRG. This is a Ralph Nader inspired student funnded and (fictitiously) student run political action group. The professional staff, like Obama, were radically left wing. Many today are powerful in the democrat party.

I never see this discussed or investigated. His time there and people he knew would be revealing.]

I am also the author of a huge book on Yucca Mountain which traces back trough te Naderiter anti-nuclear movement. The Naderites are ‘decentalist anarchist’. i’d love to know more about Obama’s pirg connection.


59 posted on 04/07/2011 6:41:55 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: GGMac

I agree with you on that point. What was this guy doing wearing a wedding ring almost ten years before he was married?


60 posted on 04/07/2011 7:54:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: RobinMasters

Interesting thread! Thanks!


61 posted on 04/08/2011 8:07:48 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: madinmadtown

exactly!!! if there was a guy in one of my classes that was soooo dazzlingly brilliant, that grave great insight and perspective, AND had an usual name and had lived in interesting places... dam straight I would remember him!! I would have been out there saying publicly...”wow, that genius from my psych class is president!!! how lucky am I to have shared the same air space with him!!!” (yes that is sarcasism ;-) )


62 posted on 04/12/2011 6:34:05 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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