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Another doctored image deepens Obama mystery
WND ^ | July 18, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 07/18/2012 7:04:39 PM PDT by Smokeyblue

Does a family photograph of a young Barack Obama posted on the president’s Facebook campaign page offer a clue to the identity of his real father?

A professional graphic artist who examined the 1973 photo believes the image of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was airbrushed into the scene to cover up an African-American man who was standing next to Obama at the Honolulu airport.

Filmmaker Joel Gilbert, who commissioned the analysis, told WND there’s substantial evidence that the man in the original photograph was Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member, pro-Soviet propagandist and pornographer who played a fatherly role in Obama’s teen years.

In his full-length documentary “Dreams from My Real Father,” Gilbert presents a compelling case that Davis was Obama’s biological father as well as his ideological mentor. He believes the Dunham family recruited the Kenyan student Barack Hussein Obama to act as the father, to cover up an illicit affair with a subversive political activist.

Gilbert posted a page on his website at the time this article was published with details of his find.

Gilbert says the black male hand under Obama’s armpit is strikingly similar to the right hand of Davis.

“We know from Obama’s own writing and interviews with Davis’ neighbors, that Obama was a regular visitor to Davis’ house from age 10,” Gilbert told WND. “This doctored photo on Obama’s own Facebook page seems to be part of a pattern of document forgery by President Obama to hide his biological and ideological relationship to communist Frank Marshall Davis.”

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To: Responsibility2nd

Clearly it is the bottom photo that has been
photoshopped to erase the “O”.

Look at the repeated pattern in the cinderblock wall.


51 posted on 07/19/2012 1:31:46 PM PDT by super7man
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To: dandiegirl; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

52 posted on 07/19/2012 1:34:25 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: Smokeyblue
What about this doctored image?

Yes, this is a real newsweek cover. Sullivan argues that Obama had to come out of the "closet" of being black or something.

To be honest though, I think this doctored pic might be more accurate regarding O's character than the other ones are regarding his past.

53 posted on 07/19/2012 1:36:05 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Raise your hand if you think 0bama’s head looks way to big here..


Pretty sure his head is too big no matter where he is.


54 posted on 07/19/2012 1:38:09 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The notion of ‘her hand is in a shadow’ is a complete and total CROCK. THERE IS NO SHADOW THERE, never was and never will be. Study the little girl in the shadows and grandpa’s right hand then tell me ‘Ann’s hand’ is in a shadow. It’s broad daylight with the light coming from the front! What you REALLY have to wonder is why is this photo tweaked to be so faded on Obama’s Facebook page so you’ll not notice this alteration?


55 posted on 07/19/2012 1:39:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I’ve seen thousands and thousands of pictures and never have seen someone’s hand suddenly turn so dark. Perhaps if there had only been one light source in the room and something occluded the light from her hand, throwing it into complete darkness, perhaps then but even then I would be surprised to see it turn so dark on someone so light skinned. Here though the light is diffused pretty much evenly, so that even if Obama’s body were casting a shadow upon the hand it shouldn’t be that much of one.


56 posted on 07/19/2012 1:40:38 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: Faith

What is also incredible is that the MSM is not on this case like stink on sh*t. The whole affair screams of a national conspiracy.

Many easy Pulitzer prizes to be won, but no takers among our “journalists”.


57 posted on 07/19/2012 1:42:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I am thinking it’s actually the boy who has been inserted into the picture. Also, I find it nearly impossible to believe that anyone would have used the original image (a positive, negative or Polaroid-type film) to make or assemble various alterations in this rendition. Most likely, all the person had to start with were two or more prints, which were scanned and then manipulated using Photoshop.


58 posted on 07/19/2012 1:45:05 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Because it’s bad enough Obama’s mothers’ naked photos are on the Internet. Worse would be that his father was a communist Soviet OPERATIVE AND A PORNOGRAPHER. How do you think those naked photos came to be?


59 posted on 07/19/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: RummyChick

That kid doesn’t look like Obama. He’s in a number of photos, including the grade-school pic in the Honolulu Star and one with Stanley at a zoo. all the same kid, totyally different from Obama. I’ve commented on this before so if I am boring everybody, well, that’s what I do.


60 posted on 07/19/2012 1:48:40 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

And one shadow.


61 posted on 07/19/2012 1:51:28 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Smokeyblue

I use Photoshop professionally and I would say that there is a very high chance that this photo is “shopped,” except that this is such a low res example it is tough to really say for sure.

Some things that stand out:

1. Lower right edge of her dress. That dark line is different from what you would expect to see and could be the remnants from something that was in the her original photo (a dark background on original in that area).

At first I thought that it was just the seat support behind her (and it could be up to a point), except that the dark line extends to her foot.

2. Black, or gloved, hand. Simply put, humans have pretty regular conformations and the human forearm is roughly the length of a person’s foot. The forearm in this photo is grotesquely elongated.

Even if she were wearing a sheer-typed glove, her forearm is too long to fit with the hand as it is positioned in this photo.

3. Something that may be hard to explain, but immediately jumped out to me is that if you printed this photo and then took a straight ruler and placed it along the edge of the top side of the white wall in the background you would find that it is straight all of the way across.

If you place the ruler on the lower edge of the white wall you will find that the left side of her dress is raised up slightly and not in line.

It’s just odd.

4. The lighting isn’t quite right on her face, but that would be hard to judge unless you know how the light is getting into the room (windows, glass, &c.?) and if something were blocking it in places.

5. Hair. The hair above her left shoulder appears to “fade” away. Hair does not do that in reality, but it often does it in bad photoshopping. Hair is often a tale-tell sign.

It would be nice to have a higher res version to see better - especially her hair.


62 posted on 07/19/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: F15Eagle

Again. Same kid. Not Obama.


63 posted on 07/19/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Smokeyblue

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150902091511749&set=a.10150902090006749.401812.6815841748&type=3&theater

Holy crap its right there!


64 posted on 07/19/2012 1:52:04 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Boiler Plate
If you run a line that follows the bottom of the wall from right to left it doesn’t match on the other side of Stanley Ann.

Good pick up.

If you look at the bottom right of the wall it looks like an indentation about 4 inches high, yet there is no indentation on the left side of Stanley Ann.

65 posted on 07/19/2012 1:54:44 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Rona_Badger

I never said the hardcopy originals were cut and pasted. It goes without saying that in Photoshop you use jpegs or other digital formats or scans of originals. Sheesh.


66 posted on 07/19/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: muawiyah

You ask: “Serious question ~ why would the commies have to infiltrate the dock workers in Hawaii in the 1940s. Weren’t they under commie rule from the late 1910s?”

Well, you’ve got me stumped — there was a lot of new information for me in this film. When it came to the dock workers my thoughts went to Mafia control — but guess that was more East Coast. Maybe the film is at your library — I viewed a friend’s copy and no longer obtainable to check. Sorry.


67 posted on 07/19/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by bunster
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No, it wasn’t you, it was another person and you had said that didn’t make sense. I’m agreeing with you, Sheesh.


68 posted on 07/19/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: svcw

What??!!11!!!!

Obama did a Michael Jackson?


69 posted on 07/19/2012 2:02:48 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: tsowellfan

Pops!


70 posted on 07/19/2012 2:06:02 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: bunster
Just doing a quick run through Google.com to see if there are references, they all neatly start at 1935 when the gang in Moscow authorized payments to agents to be assigned to Hawaii..

What that means is that whoever it was that was messing around in Hawaii earlier become inconvenient and they were simply disappeared.

Not surprised at all that Google.com is not showing a net reference. Will probably need to go to another browser to see what it shows.

There were STRIKES by field worker organizations earlier ~

71 posted on 07/19/2012 2:06:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Raise your hand if you think 0bama's head looks way to big here..............
72 posted on 07/19/2012 2:08:41 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Boiler Plate; New Perspective
If you run a line that follows the bottom of the wall from right to left it doesn’t match on the other side of Stanley Ann.

It doesn't look like it, but it does. If you put something with a straight edge up against your monitor you'll see that they do line up.

73 posted on 07/19/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: muawiyah

I do remember that Seattle was another dockworker site mentioned along with Hawaii — maybe you’ll find more there on the port infiltration.

You are serious aren’t you (smile)


74 posted on 07/19/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

Communists were big on doctoring photos long before it became easy with home computers. And they made stupid mistakes too - like the kind shown here...


75 posted on 07/19/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: squarebarb

That kid doesn’t look like Obama. He’s in a number of photos, including the grade-school pic in the Honolulu Star and one with Stanley at a zoo. all the same kid, totyally different from Obama. I’ve commented on this before so if I am boring everybody, well, that’s what I do.


He looks pudgy, whereas Obama has a lean frame.


76 posted on 07/19/2012 2:24:11 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: GOPJ

Like everything O does I asked myself why would he bother to put himself into the photo in NY park. And all I can think of is when trying to compose “a life” the NY Columbia College years must have lacked “presentable” photos to pretend he was really there. He probably found the original in a box when he visited granny’s deathbed apartment.


77 posted on 07/19/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/another-doctored-image-deepens-obama-mystery

unreal.

I went to Obama’s facebook page and he is getting slammed on the site for this fake photo.

LOL!!!!


78 posted on 07/19/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sarajevo

Hilarious!


79 posted on 07/19/2012 2:27:13 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: RummyChick
holy crap, that is a black man’s hand

Oh, please. It is well-known that Stanley Ann sported a black man's hand at the end of her right arm.

She had been injured in a freak peasant-blacksmithing accident in Indonesia.

At one time during her observation of peasant blacksmithing, Stanley Ann (thanks to her exquisitely sensitive class consciousness) recognized that a peasant blacksmith’s surplus labor value was being exploited by a capitalist ironmonger.

In an effort to stop the exploitation, she immediately placed her hand between the hammer and the anvil, but unfortunately the peasant blacksmith noticed her action too late and the result was the total loss of her right hand.

In an amazing act of self-sacrifice intended to inspire progressives everywhere, Frank Marshall Davis cut off one of his own hands which he then provided to the surgical team treating Stanley Ann as a replacement for her lost hand.

Usually Stanley Ann for cosmetic reasons wore a skin-tight flesh tone-colored glove over her replaced right hand, but as we can all see she just so happened not to be wearing her glove at the time this photo was taken.

80 posted on 07/19/2012 2:27:38 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: RummyChick
Something just doesn’t sit right with me. This photo is CLEARLY doctored. So is the one on the bench with grandpa’s floating hand. So, is someone doing bad jobs on purpose for a reason.

Russians did sloppy work because only a fool would point out their 'mistakes'. That an advantage for totalitarians - no one questions them casually. If it wasn't Russians it was old style Hyde Park extremists - not that there's much difference... It sure as hell wasn't our guys - who would have done a much better job.

81 posted on 07/19/2012 2:31:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Another thing that strikes me is where is the famous Obama smile?


82 posted on 07/19/2012 2:31:06 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: All
How do you Birfers expect to win an election which such conspiracy theories such as Obama has lied about his past. Really!

We can win if we start talking about the issues!

Let's return to reality such as...

Hollywood's new Batman movie is all about Obama and the villain is Mitt Romney.

83 posted on 07/19/2012 2:35:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: RummyChick

Shaft no ride camel! Shaft ride ass!


84 posted on 07/19/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: GOPJ
Communists were big on doctoring photos long before it became easy with home computers.

Famous example:


Voroshilov, Molotov, Stalin, Yezhov

Voroshilov, Molotov, Stalin

85 posted on 07/19/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Humbug
so since the time this went live and FR crashed right about then..I did a little hunting.

The photo has been out for awhile as seen in this 2008 video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EMdQm8Mguw

Here is something someone did testing the pic



I tried a different test. Using that video for the timeline (which could be off) the photo of black hand Ann is before Sr/Obama at the airport. Take Ann's height to SR and then compare to Obama's height to SR and then compare to the black hand pic.

If anyone has a good timeline reference for those photos it would be helpful since Obama's is bigger in the black hand Ann photo.

Some have suggested that it is Obama that was put into that picture. You can't see Maya's purse behind his leg but that could be possible because of the angle of the photo.

As for Russians not doing a good job of forging photos- there are a lot of examples on the net of just how good they were - before there was such a thing as Photoshop.

I went to a site that many claim is either operated by the CIA or has CIA posting on it. Mixed reviews. Some say photo degradation and others say edited photo. I don't have a conclusion. It does look to me like Ann could be pregnant in that photo.

It is possible that Ann was holding some kind of purse. Notice Obama's shoulder. There is some kind of handle there. Say his shirt sleeve dips down over her wrist. It is possible for a hand to look large at a certain angle when in a fist holding a purse. Notice that Grandpas arm is almost dark. The chairs can be explained away by different seats. It is possible there were different seating sections there. The angle could be due to the camera. Still, I have no conclusion about it being fake or not.
86 posted on 07/19/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cynwoody
**News Flash: Obama takes personal credit for everything the Beatles ever wrote. obamaairportfull beatle1
87 posted on 07/19/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: cynwoody

Put a tutu on Yezhov and he is a spitting image of Rahm Emmanuel


88 posted on 07/19/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: bunster
It has great history, too, of the communist movement in the 40s thru 60’s and how they infiltrated the dockworkers on the West Coast and in Hawaii.

Which probably explains why the port cities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to this day are bastions of radical leftism.

89 posted on 07/19/2012 2:59:31 PM 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: Smokeyblue
The black hand under Obama’s right armpit doesn’t match Ann Dunham’s right arm. The size and color is wrong for a white female, and the hand is positioned closer to the camera than Dunham’s arm. The hand appears to be a remnant from a black male before it was airbrushed.

That's all pretty suspect. Not the photo -- the interpretation. It looks like part of SAD's arm and hand, dark because it's in shadow. The shade is much like her father's arm, also in shadow.

The lighting on Ann Dunham’s face is from the far left and is not consistent with the other figures, who are lit from above. This suggests Ann Dunham’s image was placed into this scene from a different photo.

She is standing closer to a door or window or passageway. She gets direct light from outside, as well as light from the electric light above. The others, further away from the window or door or passage, get less of that light from the side and are lit more by the electric lights above.

Look at the difference in the wall tiles on different sides of the photo. It's lighter on the left because it gets more sunlight. Or do you think they photoshopped in tiles from different sources?

Ann Dunham looks to be about 25 years old, too young for this 1973 photo. Maya, who was born Aug 15, 1970, looks to be about 3 years old. Ann should look 30 years old.

"Looks to be"? That's an exact science now?

______________

I don't get the rationale on this. Isn't it much, much more likely that a photo of Obama and his half-sister and grandfather would also have his mother in it, than that it would have Frank Marshall Davis in it?

If the Obama people had a photo of Obama with members of his family, they could use it as they do here. If they didn't have this family photo but had one of Obama with his grandfather and FMD, why would they photoshop it, taking out FMD and putting the mother in, and release it? Wouldn't they just lock up the picture and not bother with releasing anything?

Was there some urgent cry now for a photo taken on this date? Was there some important overriding reason why faking a photo and releasing it -- and running the risks involved -- was necessary, when just doing nothing (and running no risks) was the alternative?

90 posted on 07/19/2012 3:02:08 PM PDT by x
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Obama does have a big head but that picture is obviously fake.

Which means that the girl is in on it.

Her family is the Jessup/Alger Hiss/Dean Acheson/founder of a Beirut College/Penrose/Richard Helms/ Frank Wisner/ CIA...connected...as you follow the trail.

And SR was in a photo with Arnie Nachmanoff (of Henry Kissenger fame..helping to decide the fate of Chile) with Robert Ruenitz who gave 320,000 to Occidental for a lecture series and at one point was with the foreign service in Japan. Haven’t quite figured out how he made his money but he did say SR was a loner .

Round and round you go down the rabbit hole


91 posted on 07/19/2012 3:05:43 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Below O’s right hand — something is white. Is that a bag, or purse of some sort? I can’t tell.


92 posted on 07/19/2012 3:06:09 PM PDT by bunster
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To: RummyChick

for what it’s worth

Military Insider
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/07/19/military-insider-president-obama-by-any-means-necessary/


93 posted on 07/19/2012 3:08:20 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Noamie

I’ve been using photoshop every day since 1991 and I don’t see anything funny about the photo (given the low resolution).

Put an exposure layer on and run up the gamma. I see no mismatch - as you would expect in a composite.

Put a hue/saturation on and run up the saturation. You will see her previously invisible reflection in the floor.

As others have pointed out, her hand in no darker that grandaddy’s arm in shadow.

I say this is a wild goose chase.


94 posted on 07/19/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Sorry, I didn't know what you are talking about. I never knew that.

Still consider Obama’s roots and with whom he identified; whoever doctored the picture (or pictures) would not get away from all the scrutiny, I still maintain my skepticism.

95 posted on 07/19/2012 3:17:05 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
"He looks pudgy, whereas Obama has a lean frame."

That means nothing. Look at the kid that played in Two and ahalf men. That kid was pudgy as all get out, now look at him. My own two grandsons were real pudgy and as they got older they slimmed way down.

It isn't fair. Boys can be fat as kids then slim down, but girls can be slender at young age and then get pudgy as they get older. :-(

96 posted on 07/19/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: bunster

I don’t know what the white thing is but there is a purse behind that. It looks like a structured frame purse. There is something above Obama’s shoulder that could be the handle part of it.

Check out the dress around the elbow of Obama. She is either fat or pregnant- or I guess that dress could be hitting her weird.


97 posted on 07/19/2012 3:21:45 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Meet the New Boss
Put a tutu on Yezhov and he is a spitting image of Rahm Emmanuel

Yezhov was one miserable little twerp. Here is the Wikipedia on the manner of his "disappearance":

Just before the execution, Yezhov was ordered to undress himself and then was brutally beaten by guards at the order of Beria, the new NKVD Chief, just as Yezhov had ordered the guards to beat and humiliate his predecessor Yagoda before his execution only two years prior. Yezhov had to be carried into the execution chamber semi-conscious, hiccupping and weeping uncontrollably.

On February 4[, 1940], he was executed by the Chief Executioner and Commandant of Lubyanka, NKVD Major-General Vasili Blokhin, probably in the basement of a small NKVD station on Varsonofevskii Lane in Moscow. The main NKVD execution chamber in the basement of the Lubyanka was deliberately avoided to ensure total secrecy.

His body was immediately cremated and his ashes dumped in a common grave at Moscow's Donskoi Cemetery. The execution remained secret, and as late as 1948, Time reported that “[s]ome think he is still in an insane asylum.″


98 posted on 07/19/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; RummyChick; Vaduz
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879098/posts?page=214#214 This thread dealt with this picture in depth. This is just one example.
99 posted on 07/19/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: RummyChick

You bring up some good points. The grandfather’s dark arms could be explained by hairiness but still, considering that the quality of the camera may not have been great, even for back then, and the film may not have been developed properly and so on, i’m inclined now to think this remains a curiosity but not much more than that.


100 posted on 07/19/2012 3:27:40 PM PDT by Humbug
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