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Steve Jobs Changed the World: Adoption Changed His
LifeNews.com ^ | October 6, 2011 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/06/2011 8:02:32 AM PDT by julieee

Steve Jobs Changed the World: Adoption Changed His

The news hit me in the gut. I couldn’t believe I was seeing those few numbers, communicating his passing, beneath his photo: 1955-2011. Steve Jobs has, literally, changed the world.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/06/steve-jobs-changed-the-world-adoption-changed-his/

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 1955to2011; adoption; apple; california; stevejobs

1 posted on 10/06/2011 8:02:34 AM PDT by julieee
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To: julieee

LIFE matters !


2 posted on 10/06/2011 8:04:57 AM PDT by Reagan69 (First they came for Sarah Palin and conservatives said nothing...)
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To: Reagan69
The loony left have any idea how many Steve's have been aborted?
Yesterday the pResident was celebrating tax paid, Govt sponsored abortion.

He would of killed Him

3 posted on 10/06/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: julieee

Too bad Steve ignored and even denounced his own daughter for years. He even lied claimed in court that he was sterile and couldn’t have a child. Imagine her feelings.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 8:10:37 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

They reconciled.

Apparently she’s set for life.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: julieee
An excellent book to read about adoptions and how they can change lives is "Scattered Siblings." Very thoughtful and emotional.

To think of the millions of jobs that this man and Bill Gates created by their sweat is amazing . . . the government can't create jobs . . .

6 posted on 10/06/2011 8:16:10 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: silverleaf
They reconciled.

That is meaningless. He perjured himself to avoid chuld support payments when he was a millionaire. Disgusting.

7 posted on 10/06/2011 8:17:44 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

ah, one of the “no redemption no forgiveness “ crowd, I see

Apparently she lived with him as a teen, had a good relationship with his sister, her aunt Mona, graduated from Harvard and has enjoyed a leisurely life as a European based writer, knowing she was accepted as his child

could have been worse

Could be Warren Buffet’s kid who has been put on notice she is disinherited


8 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf

So? That doesn’t change what an ass he was for doing so in the first place. He had millions of dollars at the time and still refused to accept his responsibilities. It takes a real jackass to tell a child to piss off.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 8:27:45 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: silverleaf

sorry, that would be Buffets grandaughter, adopted

Terminated from the family, with extreme prejudice, for participating in a documentary about the rich that pretty much says the same things as Barry Obama


10 posted on 10/06/2011 8:29:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf
Her name is Joanne Schiebel. In 1954, she was a young unmarried college student who discovered that she was pregnant. In the 1950s, her options were limited. She could have had an abortion – but the procedure was both dangerous and illegal. She could have gotten married, but she wasn’t ready and didn’t want to interrupt her education. Joanne opted, instead, to give birth to the baby and put it up for adoption. And so it was that in 1955, a California couple named Paul and Clara Jobs adopted a baby boy, born out of wedlock, that they named Steven. We know him today…as Steve Jobs. . . . But: imagine if that life had never happened.
11 posted on 10/06/2011 8:32:28 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CodeToad

but - ultimately, he changed his heart and became a father to his child. So what kind of jackass repents and makes it all right? A humam being?

At least she forgave him- enough to take his name and his money


12 posted on 10/06/2011 8:34:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: CondorFlight

??? Tell it to Buffet?

I have two adopted children

A child does not have to be Steve Jobs to be a living miracle


13 posted on 10/06/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf

I am not a Catholic so I don’t believe in “Repent and all is forgiven.” If that were the case then we wouldn’t need any jails, all the criminals would repent.

Steve Jobs deserved jail time for lying in court and failing to provide child support. If he tried that in this age he would have. His daughter only lived with him a few years in her final teenage years, living on welfare the rest of the time. What a guy.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 8:51:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad
"I am not a Catholic so I don’t believe in “Repent and all is forgiven.” If that were the case then we wouldn’t need any jails, all the criminals would repent."

Repent doesn't just mean you're sorry. It means you CHANGE, also, and never do those rotten things you did before.

15 posted on 10/06/2011 8:58:27 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: silverleaf
Could be Warren Buffet’s kid who has been put on notice she is disinherited

Did she become a CONSERVATIVE -- is that why Warren disinherited?

16 posted on 10/06/2011 8:58:42 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: julieee
I'm very much pro-life and this is a nice story, but I have a very basic question:

Did Steve Jobs mother ever really consider having an abortion?

What I've read didn't say, and if we get the story because his unmarried mother might have had an abortion, then maybe people are stretching it too much. That might have could be applied to every living person.

17 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:07 AM PDT by Will88
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To: julieee

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 9:11:52 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Will88

***Did Steve Jobs mother ever really consider having an abortion?***

1950’s??? probably not - or it would have been illegal/back alley. More stigma then.

Bio mother has a story to tell - hope she does. Watch for a book or movie.

His denial of his bio child is disturbing - wonder how his learning that he was adopted colored his parental instincts. Lots of ‘stories’ here.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: sodpoodle

It’s a good story about adoption and success regardless, but some are trying to play the “she didn’t have an abortion” angle too much unless it’s known that she actually considered it.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 9:46:17 AM PDT by Will88
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To: julieee

Jobs’ biological parents – Abdulfattah John Jandali, a Syrian Muslim immigrant to the U.S., who later became a political science professor at the University of Nevada and is presently a vice president of Boomtown Hotel Casino in Reno, Nevada, and Joanne Schieble (later Simpson), an American graduate student of German ancestry who went on to become a speech language pathologist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs


21 posted on 10/06/2011 9:50:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: julieee

http://mommyish.com/childrearing/steve-jobs-two-mothers-one-revolutionary-child-747/

Schieble was somewhat disappointed that the Jobs weren’t college-educated. In fact, Paul had dropped out of high school. She made them promise they would send him to college. As is well-known, Jobs dropped out of school in his first year because the cost was killing his parents.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 9:55:03 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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and:

In 1954, Joanne Schieble was an unmarried college student who discovered she was pregnant. Abortions were available, but dangerous and illegal. Marriage wasn’t desirable at the time (although she later did marry the man who impregnated her). She opted, instead, to give birth to her baby and place him for adoption.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: silverleaf
Apparently she lived with him as a teen, had a good relationship with his sister, her aunt Mona, graduated from Harvard and has enjoyed a leisurely life as a European based writer, knowing she was accepted as his child

It's not for me to forgive. I am not even talking about her. I am thinking about Jobs lying in court, which is called perjury - a felony. All to avoid child support at a time when he was quite wealthy, thus forcing the mother, for a time at least, to go on public assistance - presumably to keep his public persona spotless. This doesn't trouble you?

24 posted on 10/06/2011 10:08:08 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

No, because we dont know the back story of why he was so hostile to the mother, and because that is history!
Perhaps she refused to marry him and refused to give him access to his child. We don’t know. It wasn’t the child’s fault, but adults do selfish things out of anger.

Ultimately he accepted the girl as his, took her into his family, gave her his name, gave her a home with him, paid for her college education at Harvard, and apparently set her up with a nice trust fund that gives her a life of leisure as a writer living in Europe.

Steve Jobs ultimately set aside his anger and did the right thing by his child (but not his biological father).

We shall have to agree to disagree on the harm he caused in his life, versus the good. Maybe his daughter will write a book.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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His birth mother almost balked when she found out his parents weren’t college grads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_ptbiPoXM


26 posted on 10/07/2011 2:37:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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