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Did Barack Obama Sr. visit Hawaii in 1971?
American Thinker ^ | 5 April 2014 | Shawn Glasco

Posted on 04/05/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT by Fractal Trader

“Your father’s coming to see you,” Ann Dunham told her ten-year-old son Barack Obama, Jr. before a month-long Obama Sr. Christmas visit in 1971, as narrated in Dreams from My Father. Obama Sr.'s Hawaii visit, reportedly part of a "recuperation" after a "bad car accident" in Kenya, included "drives" around "the island," "short walks past" "the remodeled hospital where [Barack Jr.] had been born," and "a talk" to Barack Jr.'s fifth-grade class about "wild animals" that "roamed the plains" of Kenya. And, most importantly, Obama Sr.'s Hawaii visit gave credence that Obama Sr. was, in fact, Barack Jr.'s father.

1. A lesser-known photo, with a Daphne Barak credit and appearing on "anti-birther" websites, does show Obama Sr., Ann, and Barack Jr. at a "Christmas tree," but neither an "orange basketball" nor a "tie" is seen. Furthermore, Ann's arms are outstretched, handing a large Christmas present to Obama Sr., with the present balanced on two of her fingertips and on Obama's Sr.'s left hand – yet, simultaneously as Obama Sr.'s arms are crossed, he somehow hands a smaller Christmas present to Barack Jr., similarly balanced on both of Obama Sr.'s and Barack Jr.'s fingertips, even though Barack Jr.'s hand is awkwardly at his side and he is kneeling at a distance farther from Obama Sr. than a sitting Ann. The Daphne Barak "Christmas tree" photo is apparently fake

2. Two well-known photos associated with Obama Sr.’s 1971 visit, with an Obama for America credit, appeared in the following Obama biographies: Janny Scott's 2011 A Singular Woman, Sally Jacobs's 2011 The Other Barack, and David Maraniss's 2012 Barack Obama: The Story.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anndunham; barackhusseinobamasr; bhoi; bhosr; birthers; hawaii; naturalborncitizen; obama; shawnglasco; stanleyanndunham
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: LucyT; null and void; Seizethecarp

ping


2 posted on 04/05/2014 9:25:58 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

Who the hell wears a dark suit and tie in Hawaii?

Even in the 1960’s, nobody wore suits and ties in Hawaii.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: JoeProBono; PhilDragoo

Photographic expertise requested.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

B0 Sr’s wrist watch looks a little blurrier than B0 Jr’s.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 9:32:24 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Fractal Trader

I think, upon cursory analysis, that the parallax analysis is faulty. The tree lights are a potential issue, but in general there are no glaringly obvious “artifacts”.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 9:35:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PGR88
Who the hell wears a dark suit and tie in Hawaii?

This is one thing that never seemed strange to me, actually. Africans are very class-conscious, and the suit is an important social marker. It would take a lot to make someone like BHOI want to dress down.
7 posted on 04/05/2014 9:37:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: PGR88

Yeah maybe some of detective on old school Hawaii Five O with Jack Lord


8 posted on 04/05/2014 9:40:04 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Fractal Trader
“Your father’s coming to see you,” Ann Dunham told her ten-year-old son Barack Obama, Jr.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 9:40:27 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Fractal Trader


10 posted on 04/05/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like your picture didn’t load....


11 posted on 04/05/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader


12 posted on 04/05/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Fractal Trader

I suppose that depends on how exactly you define the word “Barack Obama Sr.”.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 9:52:54 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JoeProBono
Something is clearly amiss with this picture.... look at the size of the fingers on BO’s left hand.... and the size of the left hand above BO’s left shoulder. And does he already have a wedding ring on his finger?
14 posted on 04/05/2014 9:56:30 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Fractal Trader


15 posted on 04/05/2014 9:57:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Paladin2

“Obama Sr.’s left arm and hand are pressuring her left shoulder so severely that Ann’s left shoulder is grotesquely (and one would think painfully) displaced a few inches lower than her right shoulder—and yet Ann blissfully smiles.”

I’m not so sure about that. Stan had a lot of hair, and the photo quality is so poo, I can’t really tell if that’s Sr.’s suit-coated arm, or Stan’s hair. Easy for the top of her sleeve to slip down a bit to look like her shoulder is lower than it really is.
Is there a better copy of that pic?


16 posted on 04/05/2014 9:59:53 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JoeProBono

I’d be interesting to have some powerful (highly skilled...) face recognition s/w go at the various contemporary pics of SAD and the pics of the purported. alleged SAD romping around FMD’s living room.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I just zoomed in as much as I could, and that’s her long hair on her left shoulder.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 10:03:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JoeProBono
The old Commie's huge hand and strange left arm position do seem do be problematic.

I think there were some comparisons to the background wall, bench and tree that also made a strong case for fudgery.

19 posted on 04/05/2014 10:05:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"that’s her long hair on her left shoulder. "

Certainly my observation.

20 posted on 04/05/2014 10:07:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: hecticskeptic
Something is clearly amiss with this picture.... look at the size of the fingers on BO’s left hand.... and the size of the left hand above BO’s left shoulder. And does he already have a wedding ring on his finger?

that's Frank Marshall Davis given zer0 a reacharound.

21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:09:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Fractal Trader

.... Sr.s hair in the first photo is longer than his hair in the second photo. The top half of the Christmas tree on the RHS of the first photo is definitely photoshopped ... possibly using a clone brush.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 10:10:04 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: JoeProBono
A few years ago, I saw someone deconstruct this photo. Obviously fake.
Obama’s hands don't match
23 posted on 04/05/2014 10:11:47 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: R_Kangel

.... Awe.... disregard what I said about the Christmas tree on the LHS ...... looks like there is actually a sign hanging from the ceiling that is blocking the upper half of the Tree .... that explains that anomaly. However Sr’s hair definitely appears longer in the first photo. Could also be some kind of illusion though.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 10:14:28 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: JoeProBono
Grampa’s floating left hand is not the only strange thing about this photo. Look at obama’s left hand. Don't you think it is too big also? Maybe it is a genetic defect in the Dunham family, huge left hands.
25 posted on 04/05/2014 10:16:30 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter


26 posted on 04/05/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I can’t see your picture.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 10:22:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Fractal Trader
Suffice it to say that not a single photograph of me or any member of my family has ever had reason to be questioned for its validity, nor any of our birth certificates.
Sweet deal there is nothing about this Obama fraud that doesn't cry out for an honest explanation.
Not his parentage.
Not his education.
Not his youthful trip to Pakistan.
Not his photo-shopped birth certificates.
Not his pathological need to lie about everything, in ghost written autobiographies, in his addresses to the public, etc.

Obama is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people and there needs to be an honest accounting.

28 posted on 04/05/2014 10:23:56 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: hecticskeptic
Large hands? What large hands?
29 posted on 04/05/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: stylin19a
A few years ago, I saw someone deconstruct this photo. Obviously fake.

Obama’s hands don't match

No kidding.

Try this one:

It may still be a fake, but Obama's hands are different.

1) By this point there are so many photoshopped versions of one sort or another out there, that the discussion is complicated. Maybe some of the people questioning the fakes actually created them.

2) Why release an obvious fake if you were Obama? Why not get the best fake money could buy?

3) Snapshots from thirty or forty years ago inevitably have problems. They're blurry, discolored, etc. and probably weren't very high quality to begin with.

4) The 1971 Obama Christmas photo apparently wasn't reproduced straight on. It looks like it was photographed at an angle and that angle will account for some of the distortions people find in the picture.

30 posted on 04/05/2014 10:31:51 AM PDT by x
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To: Fractal Trader
4) The 1971 Obama Christmas photo apparently wasn't reproduced straight on. It looks like it was photographed at an angle and that angle will account for some of the distortions people find in the picture.

By that I mean that it looks like somebody reproduced the photo by taking another photo of it, with their camera at an angle that distorts the dimensions of the original photo. But that's just a guess on my part.

31 posted on 04/05/2014 10:34:32 AM PDT by x
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To: Fractal Trader

The obvious question to me is: Why wasn’t there a single photo taken with all 3 of them in it? Surely they could have gotten someone at the airport to pause for a moment and snap a picture of the “happy family”.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 10:39:09 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Fractal Trader.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 10:39:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Fractal Trader

Last thing in the World I care about or even want to know. Yep I did click the thread just to say this. I did not read the story. Who cares if his father visited once or not. Sad that Barack had to grow up without a Dad. His Father and Mother were very selfish people. Thank God for his Grandparents or he would have been in foster care which I would not wish on my worst enemy.


34 posted on 04/05/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: JoeProBono

Can anyone with photoshop remove the center person and reposition the two other people together? Seems like that would be the correct picture with a better fit than someone awkwardly sitting with a huge floating hand above their white outlined shoulder.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: JoeProBono

36 posted on 04/05/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: x

In regards to the park bench photo, doesn’t it seem like commie grampa’s sleeve (in the area of his left elbow) should be visible below zero’s right armpit? The angle of gramps’s shoulder indicates that his left arm is being held in a downward position, so unless he has a remarkably short humerus and extra long forearm, the hand position doesn’t match with the lack of visible sleeve on gramps’s coat.

Agree? Disagree? Any other comments or analysis?


37 posted on 04/05/2014 10:47:49 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Fractal Trader

Everyone accepts that he’s a muslim. Everyone accepts that he was born in Kenya. Those who worship him simply say “I don’t care.” Those who despise him accept that nothing will be done about it short of getting Joe Arpaio elected president.

It’s worked out just the way they planned it.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: x
Here's the best pic of Bammy I can find:


39 posted on 04/05/2014 10:52:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

That’s a very good point, Cowgirl, especially when you look at the bench and the lower portions of the wall in the photo. It’s obviously different in the area around zero than it is around the creepy old white crackas. Compare the clarity of the brick contours under zero’s part of the bench with the clarity under commie gramps as well as the sharpness of the edge of the bench itself. Looks like someone tried a bit too hard in their fabrication of the ‘photo’.


40 posted on 04/05/2014 10:52:43 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: hecticskeptic

Not to mention.... how long is Stanley’s hand?


41 posted on 04/05/2014 10:59:18 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Two Kids' Dad


42 posted on 04/05/2014 10:59:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: hecticskeptic

Not to mention.... how long is Stanley’s hand?

*arm*. I meant arm.


43 posted on 04/05/2014 10:59:42 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Fractal Trader

I’m not seeing much of a conspiracy in these pictures. While I do believe there are many shady parts of Obama’s history I just don’t see anything out of the ordinary. Two different cameras taken by two different people would explain the different effects of the camera where it shows different contrast and saturation. How many of us have had to stand for painfully long family portraits where someone else always pops out a new camera and say’s “OK now take one for me.” Different ISO speeds for the film and a different lens explain the back ground difference and contrast. These are going to be old crappy 40+ year old cameras after all. Anyone who has ever studied film photography knows the crappy photos that comes from shooting under fluorescent or sodium vapor lights.

The back ground Christmas tree actually looks like it was being moved or had fallen over, or was even being put up. Take a look, it looks like it is sitting on a pile of boxes and what was the top is now on the side. I have flown from this airport many times. And the only thing static in an international airport is the fat ass customs and immigration agents who take their sweet time.

The crooked shoulder is just a combination of shoulder pads and her hair.

The people in the back ground moving along explains the shifting back ground. It IS an international airport.

Go ahead freepers and flame away but I don’t see anything suspicious about these photos. I see pictures taken with an old junky instamatic camera with a moving back ground under fluorescent light.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 11:04:08 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I agree on the distortions of grandpa’s sleeve and hand.


45 posted on 04/05/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono
What the hell is going on with the hand that is on her shoulder. It looks deformed or like there is more fingers then there should be.
46 posted on 04/05/2014 11:42:15 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Fractal Trader

In the second airport pic the fotog clearly stepped to the left. This changes the parallax and PoV of the pic. It would be the cause of the different placement of the tree. As for the ticket hadler. I don’t believe it’s the same guy in both pics. There could have been a change of shift or a break.. As for the gifting pic, while Barack the elder’s position seems odd it’s a physically possible pose. If he had offered the gift to Barky first and then Dunham lifted her gift to him he would have reached awkwardly with his free hand. I really don’t think there’s anything to see here.


47 posted on 04/05/2014 11:43:15 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
I don't really have an opinion about the grandfather's hand and arm. It could be fake. It could be real. I don't know.

Big Stanley did have big hands, but just how long his forearm was is hard to say. If his elbow is behind the bench, the angle at which the hand is positioned could be different than if his elbow is between the bench and BO.

What I was getting at was that Barack Obama's hand was faked in the the park bench photo posted on this thread, and I doubt Obama's people were behind the picture. Just who did it and why is anybody's guess, but somebody did try to mislead other people.

48 posted on 04/05/2014 11:46:28 AM PDT by x
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To: x

I think that was done by someone trying to emphasize Barry’s Muslim gay-wedding ring. I assume it was posted on this particular thread by mistake.


49 posted on 04/05/2014 11:59:39 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: JoeProBono

It is physically impossible for gramps hand to be where it is, the hand is much too high for the position of the shoulder. Put your hand out in a position similar, and you will see your shoulder is forced into a position MUCH different than the one gramps is in. It fairly obvious that in the original of this picture, gramps was next to toots, and had his hand on her shoulder. Someone split the two and put Obama in the middle.


50 posted on 04/05/2014 12:04:18 PM PDT by MMaschin
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