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  • You won't believe new campus rules on 'rape'

    06/16/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    A student is suing Occidental College in Los Angeles for expelling him after a female student allegedly sent text messages indicating she had wanted to have sex, arranged for a rendezvous, then one week later accused him of sexual assault. The case is the latest to follow the Obama administration’s new effort to crack down on campus rape. The plaintiff, who filed anonymously as John Doe, said the female student texted him asking if he had a condom, informed a friend she was “goingtohave ‘sex” (sic) and coordinated a route to his dorm. Police investigated and decided not to prosecute,...
  • Cuomo forces “conservative” Remington out of New York; Democrats force Occidental out of California

    02/20/2014 9:26:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This week brought two sharp reminders of what our country will increasingly look like should Democrats be given complete control of our lives. Here’s why we cannot give up the fight for our freedoms. Last month the Democrat Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, told a public radio host he thought, “….extreme conservatives” who are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” have “no place in the state of New York.” Honesty like this, even on a public radio station few people actually listen to, is rare for any politician especially a Democrat. Given the size of his audience Cuomo was likely using...
  • BREAKING: OBAMA COLLEGE RECORDS RELEASED-FINANCIAL AID AS A FOREIGNER! [Real??? Hoax???]

    01/12/2014 11:18:26 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 167 replies
    America's Freedom Fighters ^ | 140111 | Clark Kent
    ‎**** IMPORTANT**** THIS IS FROM ORLY TAITZ SITE!!! COPY AND PASTE…SHARE SHARE AND MORE SHARE!AP – WASHINGTON D.C. In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College … Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate.The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of...
  • The Greening Of Gore's Bank Account (the $200,000,000 wealth-redistributionist)

    05/21/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/21/2013 | Larry Bell
    With his estimated wealth exceeding $200 million, Albert Arnold Gore has come a long way from the time he began a career in government politics. But it hasn’t all been a green path. He can thank some earlier events for paving over muddy ground, a time when his father, Al Gore Sr. met Occidental Petroleum’s CEO Armand Hammer at a cattle auction in the 1940s. When zinc was discovered on some of Gore’s land,
  • Outrage: Student Who Raped at US College (BHO's Alma Mater) Punished by Writing 5-Page Book Report

    04/20/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 20 April 2013 | James Daniel
    Outrage as student who raped at US college was punished by being made to write five-page book report 37 Women filed a complaint against Occidental College saying officials mishandled their reports of rape or sexual abuse while students on the campus Women say the exclusive college is indifferent to rape victims and hands out 'light' punishments to perpetrators The school says it has implemented reforms and is calling in consultants Sex crimes at a prestigious Los Angeles school, including rapes and sexual assaults were covered up and not taken seriously by the college's staff. On one occasion a student who...
  • California could edge out Texas in oil production

    12/19/2012 12:31:54 PM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Loren Steffy
    It may be the biggest insult since salsa made in New York City. Texas, long the nation’s oil capital, could get upstaged by California. That’s right, California. Enron’s prey-ground. Cap-and-trade fantasyland. Home of fossil-fuel-hating, electric-car-driving, green-dreamers. Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sold 15 leases for about 18,000 acres in California’s Monterey Shale, which stretches 200 miles south from San Francisco. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates the shale formation could hold 15.4 billion barrels of oil, which would be double the combined reserves of the Bakken formation in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford shale of South...
  • 5 FACTS WE KNOW ABOUT OBAMA’S COLLEGE YEARS

    09/01/2012 5:39:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08/08/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    President Barack Obama’s love of secrecy has, by this point, become a favorite rhetorical cudgel for the President’s opponents. And perhaps no set of documents is more coveted due to its total unavailability than the President’s college records. These documents have sparked all sorts of conspiracy theories.To be fair, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, didn’t release his college records either. Those only became public after a leak from inside Yale University, not due to any consent on the part of the former President. All the same, Obama’s time at Columbia is filled with gaps, such as the question of...
  • The return of Obama's 'body man' (Is Obama gay?)

    08/29/2012 7:41:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    WND ^ | August 28, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi,
    Reggie Love resurfaces on eve of Republican convention The former personal aide to Barack Obama known as the president’s “body man,” Reggie Love, resurfaced on the eve of the Republican National Convention to support his old boss. Hired as Obama’s “deputy political director,” the Duke University basketball and football star was the constant companion of the president for two years before resigning last November. The White House explained Love had decided to pursue further studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, but the Internet, at the time, was abuzz with speculation that Love was dismissed...
  • Dr. John C. Drew and Barack Obama: The Chance encounter at Occidental College

    06/12/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    All voices ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Redhanded
    “The second time I went out to California to attend Mohammad Hassan Chandoo’s graduation from Occidental College, Obama was enjoying the lavish lifestyle being financed by his friend and roommate at the time - Hassan Chandoo. The wealthy patron provided Obama access to big houses, lavish parties & had him dressed in the slickest clothes. I could have sworn they were both Gay & wealthy.” Those were some of the initial observations by Dr. John C. Drew, PhD, on his second encounter with Barack Obama who was attending Occidental College at the time. Much has been speculated about Barack Obama’s...
  • First Impressions of a Young Barack Obama at Occidental College

    03/02/2012 10:09:43 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/2/12 | John Drew/Robert Kraft
    Dr. John Drew's Speech on Young Barack Obama
  • Obama 'College Videos' About to Come Out

    02/13/2012 12:56:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 2+ views
    Obama 'College Videos' About to Come Out Watch Andrew Breitbart’s Fiery CPAC Speech: I Have ‘College Days’ Obama Videos By James Crugnale, Mediaite | 6:58 pm, February 10th, 2012 Andrew Breitbart took the podium at CPAC Friday afternoon, introduced to the stage with Rage Against The Machine’s Guerrilla Radio, and revealed to the audience he had “videos” of Barack Obama from his college days. “I have videos, this election we’re going to vet him,” Breitbart disclosed to raucous applause. “We are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central...
  • Andrew Breitbart Drops BOMB on Team O: “I Got Video From Obama From College” (Video)

    02/10/2012 3:44:05 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 255 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | February 10 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Andrew Breitbart just dropped this bomb on Team Obama: “I got video of Barack Obama from college.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkUqJ1XjgT4 . .
  • Former Occidental College mate: Obama an “ardent Marxist-Leninist”

    12/10/2011 8:45:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-09-11 | Mataharley
    In between the establishment GOP elected elite and their fellow pundits, all in an uproar about Newt's rise in the polls, and the Ron Paul supporters pouring on the steam pushing their guy... let's have another type of fun, shall we? After all, these are the days when people like Palin and Cain are tried in the court of public opinion based on past confessions and accusations. It would be a pity to leave Obama out of our new age justice system. Seems that an old story is rebounding via Selwyn Duke over at the New American today. An...
  • Even Republicans Rejected Info About Obama's Past

    09/14/2011 1:39:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2011 | John Drew
    What would you do if you knew that the top Democrat running for president was lying about his past? That is the question I was faced with in 2008. I had met the young Barack Obama while he was a sophomore at Occidental College, and I knew that his commitment to socialism was deep, genuine, and longstanding. See my earlier article on American Thinker. I had been a leader of the Marxist students at Occidental College myself, starting in 1976 when I founded the precursor of the Democrat Socialist Alliance on campus. The young Obama I knew was a Marxist...
  • Obama’s Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul his presidency.

    06/19/2011 9:47:41 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 88 replies · 9+ views
    Press Core ^ | 6-20-2011 | Unknown to me
    The smoking gun evidence that annuls Obama’s presidency is Obama’s college transcripts regarding his application for and receiving of foreign student aid. Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript from Occidental College shows that Obama (Barry Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship (scholarship) for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program – an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Grants are available for U.S. citizens to go abroad...
  • Obama would not be here without his scholarship

    04/13/2011 12:02:45 PM PDT · by jdirt · 40 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 13, 2011 | jd
    In Obama's speech today on his tax plan, he mentioned that he would not be here without his scholarship. Does anyone know what scholarship he received and for which college? This is the first I heard of it.
  • WHAT IS OBAMA HIDING ABOUT HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH MOHAMMED CHANDOO?

    02/13/2010 9:35:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 16 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Astute Bloggers ^ | 2/13/10 | The Astute Bloggers
    Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University. Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss — now Grauman-Boss — knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.... During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan. “Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and...
  • Obama's 'Missing Link'

    12/28/2010 11:47:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies · 16+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    Like many political Americans, right or left or center, I'm still grappling with what President Obama did this week.  I'm trying to get a handle on what it means not so much for the country and the economy, but rather for Barack Obama. On Monday evening came the remarkable announcement by Obama that he had compromised with Republicans on a "framework" to extend the Bush tax cuts.  My take on that action was that Obama was motivated entirely by politics and not at all by ideology. That take was quickly reinforced on Tuesday, when Obama, almost chastising his angry left-wing...
  • Occidental buys land for $1.4 billion (How much more will the greedy Algore profit?)

    12/17/2010 7:56:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Williston Herald ^ | 12/13/10 | Nick Smith
    Occidental buys land for $1.4 billionBy Nick Smith Williston Herald Published/Last Modified on Monday, December 13, 2010 11:33 AM CST One of the largest oil and gas companies in the country has announced a billion-dollar purchase of net acreage in North Dakota. Occidental Petroleum of Los Angeles, Calif., has purchased 180,000 net contiguous acres in North Dakota. The purchase, at a price $1.4 billion, was from a private seller. According to an Occidental Petroleum press release, the North Dakota acreage currently produces approximately 5,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company expects to increase that production to 30,000 barrels...
  • Barack Obama ’83, My Columbia College Roommate

    02/19/2010 5:44:47 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 108 replies · 3,897+ views
    Columbia College Today - Alumni Corner ^ | Jan/Feb. 2009 | By Phil Boerner ’84
    I was Barack Obama ’83’s roommate at Columbia College in fall 1981. I met him in 1979, when we were freshmen at Occidental College (Oxy) in Los Angeles and our dorm rooms were directly opposite each other. I came to college as a middle-class guy from Bethesda, Md., where I’d lived from fifth grade through high school. At Oxy, we attended some of the same social events and had late-night philosophical discussions related to our college reading or to current affairs. We attended rallies on campus where we were urged to “draft beer, not people,” and discussed the Soviet invasion...
  • Marxist Obama: Why The Media Has Been Silent

    02/13/2010 12:11:30 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 84 replies · 2,518+ views
    “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.” – Barack Obama, “The Audacity of Hope” The mainstream media have ignored Barack Obama’s friends and colleagues from his college years who were willing to speak out. Now we know why. The B-List interviews Dr. John C. Drew, who I twogged about previously here, on his encounters with fellow student Barack Obama’s Marxist ideology as a student at Occidental College and before. The video is lengthy and...
  • John Drew scheduled for Steve Malzberg radio show TODAY! (Drew: Obama spoke of Communist revolution)

    02/15/2010 6:59:44 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies · 1,197+ views
    February 15, 2010
    Obama Espoused Radical Views in College [advocated communist revolution!] Steve Malzberg - WOR News Talk Radio 710 ^ | February 12, 2010 | Ronald Kessler Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 7:33:56 PM by ETLDr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University. During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his...
  • Dr. Drew Reports on Young Obama's Marxist Socialist Perspective as of the Fall of 1980

    02/15/2010 1:17:54 PM PST · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 21 replies · 1,119+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2/14/10 | Dr. Drew, Honors Marxist Student
    Dr. Drew Reports on Young Obama's Marxist Socialist Perspective as of the Fall of 1980. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBGBszZ2Qw0
  • Finally! Somebody Remembers Obama at Occidental

    02/15/2010 12:07:03 PM PST · by jazminerose · 69 replies · 2,921+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 2/15/10 | Joy Tiz
    Colossal efforts have been made to conceal Obama’s school records along with the enigmatic birth certificate. The president has elucidated little about his days at Occidental or Columbia other than to affirm his affection for radical, anti-American Marxists. Obama and his fellow travelers studied the writings of Frantz Fanon, another anti-white, anti-colonialist. Fanon’s book, The Wretched of the Earth, argues for an entirely new world order by way of “absolute violence.” Violence, according to Fanon, purifies. Obama mentor Edward Said was also a Fan of Fanon. At last, Dr. John C. Drew has come forward to acknowledge that Obama did...
  • Early Obama: The Occidental Years

    02/14/2010 5:28:32 PM PST · by wizkid · 46 replies · 1,808+ views
    JohnQuincy ^ | 02/14/2010 | JohnQuincy
    It was at Occidental that Obama was first able to project a charismatic image. ..an image funded via Mohamed Hasan Chandoo's money that financed his big house, clothing, parties and lifestyle. ..an image fueled by an academically inspired vision of being part of a revolutionary elite. Without money, Barak was not able project same charismatic presence at Columbia. Obama learned to seek out the rich wherever he went.
  • Marxist Obama: Then And Now

    02/13/2010 9:12:52 AM PST · by callisto · 29 replies · 1,294+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 13, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    Dr. John Drew, a political scientist at Occidental College, reports on young Barack Obama’s marxist perspective in the Fall of 1980. “At the time he was already an ardent Marxist arguing a pretty straightforward vision of the future that saw a revolution led by lower classes to overthrow our capitalist system.” Elaborating on Obama’s ideology, “The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others. That this was the secret of their wealth, that they weren’t paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would...
  • How Barack Obama Became the Accidental Occidental President

    10/09/2009 8:23:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 713+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 09th 2009
    OCTOBER 9, 2009 How Barack Obama Became the Accidental Occidental President College Claims Him Even Though He Left Early; Commemorative Diaper Covers in the Bookstore By TAMARA AUDI Marc Campos/Occidental College 'BarOxy' merchandise, commemorating the president, is available for purchase in the Occidental College bookstore. Mr. Obama attended the Los Angeles area college for two years. LOS ANGELES -- When Thomas Stringer, a junior at Occidental College, moved into room A104 of the Haines Hall dormitory, he had no idea that President Barack Obama had slept there -- 30 years ago. "I thought there'd be a plaque or something," said...
  • WILL THESE TWO DOCUMENTS THROW PELOSI AND TOP DEMOCRATS INTO FELONY PRISON?

    09/02/2009 8:04:37 PM PDT · by Danae · 152 replies · 9,104+ views
    Anti-Mullah ^ | 9-1-09 | Anti-Mullah
    Pelosi signed two Official Certifications of Nomination for Obama and Biden at the DNC Convention last August. Read the language carefully and note the difference between them: SECOND ONE (WITHOUT ANY REFERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION) WHY WAS THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE REMOVED ? Fred Nerks SAYS: "Just thinking out aloud here, see what you think": Every copy I have seen online of an Hawaii CoLB has shown the place of birth as Oahu, County Honolulu. Isn’t that a little odd? Surely one or two should be from another island or another county? Makes me think that ALL Certifications of Live Birth,...
  • Why are these Hussein Obama documents off-limits to Americans? (Transparency Inc.)

    08/23/2009 6:14:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 123 replies · 4,931+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/23/09
    Why are these Obama documents off-limits to Americans? 1. Certified copy of original birth certificate 2. Columbia University transcripts 3. Columbia thesis paper 4. Campaign donor analysis requested by 7 major watchdog groups 5. Harvard University transcripts 6. Illinois State Senate records 7. Illinois State Senate schedule 8. Law practice client list and billing records/summary 9. Locations and names of all half-siblings and step-mothers 10. Medical records (only the one page summary released so far) 11. Occidental College Transcripts 12. Parent’s marriage Certificate 13. Record of baptism 14. Selective Service registration records 15. Schedules for trips outside of the United...
  • Eligibility claims attracting high-level interest;Joint Chiefs counsel,Justice Dept. now involved

    07/10/2009 3:31:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies · 3,343+ views
    wnd ^ | July 09, 2009 11:50 pm Eastern | Bob Unruh
    California attorney Orly Taitz, who has pursued multiple legal challenges to Barack Obama's eligibility to be the president, is attracting some high-level attention, with the Justice Department trying to add itself onto one of her cases and the legal counsel for the Joint Chiefs of Staff being assigned to review another issue. Taitz has filed multiple legal actions around the country alleging Obama does not meet the constitutional requirements to occupy the Oval Office. One of her cases, filed against Obama as an individual for actions before he took office, is scheduled for a hearing in a California court on...
  • About those Obama Occidental College records...

    06/21/2009 6:23:50 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 34 replies · 3,323+ views
    Unfortunately a false report has been floating around since April 1 that the Occidental records have been released. See this this link http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/occidental.asp HOWEVER AND IMPORTANT: Gary Kreep is legitimate and indeed is one of the attys that has petitioned Occidental for Obama's records because there is strong suspicion that he registered as a foreign student--he almost gained access, but Obama's legal council swept in and blocked the releasing of the records. They also threatened financial penalty against anyone who continued to try and bring suit in gaining access. Lawyer Threatened With Monetary Sanctions For Subpoenaing Obama’s College Records February,...
  • 11 New Bary College Pics Online: Obama's Freshman Year at Occidental

    Pics online, view: http://www.butasforme.com/2009/05/27/new-freshman-college-picks-of-barry-obama-the-college-years/
  • The OCCIDENTAL OBAMA

    03/07/2009 8:39:23 AM PST · by AJMCQ · 34 replies · 1,895+ views
    Desert Conservative ^ | 3/6/2009 | Lee S Gliddon
    As the Obama meandering trail of life becomes the interstate highway of courtroom trials for our beloved leader, Birdie Obama, it perhaps is time to weave the fabric of Barack’s Muslim, Kenyan, Indonesian, Hawaiian serape to explain just what he is hiding by hiring his platoon of lawyers. What is taking place is indeed conspiracy as in the sense a violation of the RICO Act. This involves the state of Hawaii and Occidental College, if not Columbia of New York and Harvard. What requires explanation in this is a generation of crime in supplanting the United States for money. It...
  • Ode to Obama: (MAJOR BARF ALERT--OBAMA'S POETRY0

    02/27/2009 4:43:03 PM PST · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 52 replies · 2,359+ views
    The Occidental Weekly ^ | 3/21/07 | Kevin Batton
    Ode to Obama Poems in Occidental's former literary magazine Feast document the literary ambitions of alumnus and Presidential candidate Barack Obama '83 By: Kevin Batton Posted: 3/21/07 Since the remarkable details of Barack Obama's heritage and biography are coming to be some of the most important aspects of his campaign for the presidency, it is no surprise that journalists from major news organizations are out for whatever details from Obama's life they can get their hands on. Obama's years at Occidental are not being overlooked, with the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post having already reported on them....
  • Occidental suspends its area drilling (natural gas)

    01/30/2009 11:42:35 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 6 replies · 493+ views
    Occidental Petroleum has temporarily suspended all drilling in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin, largely as a result of low natural gas prices. Company officials weren’t commenting Thursday on the employment effects of the decision. As of early December, Occidental had been running nine rigs in the Parachute and De Beque area and had 68 workers. The company has begun removing rigs from the region and paying contract cancellation fees to rig companies in some cases. Occidental spokesperson Stacey Crews said a seasonal slowdown also was a factor in the shutdown, and Occidental remains committed to its long-term plans in the Piceance...
  • Proof Obama went by Barry Soetoro at Occidental College

    01/28/2009 4:40:21 AM PST · by Calpernia · 149 replies · 7,761+ views
    Various | Various
    There is a biography of Barry Soetoro 's Occidental College days. It states that when Barry Soetoro was 18-19 he attended school as BARRY SOETORO. And it wasn't until he met a girl by the name of REGINA that was the first to start calling him Barack. See: http://abagond.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/obama-at-occidental-college/ The importance of this is that it clearly shows that Barry was using his Indonesian name, and of course, his Indonesian passport. The International Herald Tribute (The Global issue of the New York Times) also states: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/08/america/obama.php "Nearly three decades ago, Barack Obama stood out on the small campus of Occidental...
  • Obama’s gay mentor speaks out-Occidental professor had ‘strong influence’ on nominee’s views

    09/14/2008 4:07:50 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 917+ views
    Southern Voice ^ | SEP. 12, 2008 | LOU CHIBBARO JR.
    As an 18-year-old undergraduate student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Barack Obama was among a coterie of students who spoke regularly with Lawrence Goldyn. Goldyn, an openly gay political science professor who served as a mentor and friend to many of the school’s minority students, said Obama joined him and other students in discussions about social and political issues at a time when Obama was beginning to develop an interest in politics and civil rights causes. “He was one of those usual, straight young men who was secure enough in his sexuality that he was not fearful of being...
  • The Agitator - Barack Obama's unlikely political education

    09/07/2008 12:55:08 PM PDT · by FreedomLives2008 · 34 replies · 960+ views
    The New Republic ^ | March 19, 2007 | Ryan Lizza
    In 1985, Barack Obama traveled halfway across the country to take a job that he didn't fully understand. But, while he knew little about his new vocation--community organizer--it still had a romantic ring, at least to his 24-year-old ears. With his old classmates from Columbia, he had talked frequently about political change. Now, he was moving to Chicago to put that talk into action. His 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, recounts his idealistic effusions: "Change won't come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. That's what I'll do. I'll organize black folks....
  • Obama's Years at Columbia Are a Mystery

    09/02/2008 10:31:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 97 replies · 1,558+ views
    the Sun ^ | September 2, 2008 | ROSS GOLDBERG
    He Graduated Without Honors. Senator Obama's life story, from his humble roots, to his rise to Harvard Law School, to his passion as a community organizer in Chicago, has been at the center of his presidential campaign. But one chapter of the tale remains a blank — his education at Columbia College, a place he rarely speaks about and where few people seem to remember him. Contributing to the mystery is the fact that nobody knows just how well Mr. Obama... performed as a student. The Obama campaign has refused to release his college transcript... The Obama campaign declined to...
  • CA: Oil field may pipe cash to L.B. ( Democrat calls for drilling Wilmington Oil Field )

    08/29/2008 1:34:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 171+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 08/27/2008 11:31:22 PM PDT | John Canalis, Staff Writer
    LONG BEACH - A bill by Assemblywoman Betty Karnette, D-Long Beach, could lead to the discovery and extraction of additional oil from the Wilmington Oil Field beneath the harbor and pour hundreds of millions of dollars into city, port and state coffers, officials said Wednesday. Assembly Bill 2165 would allow the State Lands Commission to negotiate a contract with the city and Occidental Petroleum Corp. to search for reserves and open new wells in the western end of the nation's third-largest oil field. The agreement could mean an estimated $130 million to the city, $150 million to the port and...
  • Occidental CEO got more than $400M in 2006 [one of the biggest single-year payouts in corp. history]

    04/08/2007 5:32:28 PM PDT · by jdm · 30 replies · 804+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 08, 2007
    Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s chairman and chief executive took in more than $400 million in compensation last year, the company said in a filing, one of the biggest single-year payouts in US corporate history. The largest part of Ray Irani's 2006 payout was $270.2 million from the exercise of options awarded from 1997 to 2006, representing more than 7.1 million shares, according to the company's annual proxy statement, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in March. Irani also received $93.3 million in stock and dividends from a deferred stock program when the company closed the plan in October...
  • Jason Antebi, Occidental college, and free speech (Occidental College restricts free speech)

    08/25/2006 9:54:47 AM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 2 replies · 575+ views
    TOWNHALL ^ | today | Ben Shapiro
    Jason Antebi can be offensive. There's no way around it. When Antebi attended Occidental College, from 2000 to 2004, he ticked off many of his fellow students. Antebi was a conservative member of the Occidental Student Government and a Howard Stern-type disk jockey on the Occidental student station. His political opponents, in a failed effort to recall him from his student government position, called him a "racist" and "anti-Semite" (Antebi is Jewish); his door was defaced with the words "You're a f---ing racist"; he was accused of "sexually harassing women." Antebi registered complaints with the Occidental administration; the administration did...
  • Occidental says Petroecuador will harm oil field

    05/19/2006 1:02:59 PM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies · 507+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | May 19, 2006 | MarketWatch
    HOUSTON (MarketWatch) -- Asserting that state oil firm Petroecuador (PCD.YY) lacks the competence to successfully maintain oil output, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) on Thursday asked an international arbitration court to reinstate the U.S. company on the Ecuadorean field and award it $1 billion. Any attempt by Petroecuador to operate the field "would certainly diminish the productivity of the block and damage the block's wells irreparably," Occidental said in a claim to the World Bank's International Center for Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C. The claim was posted Thursday afternoon on Occidental's Web site. Also, if Ecuador's government grants the concession to...
  • Ecuador seizes control of US oil company

    05/18/2006 11:41:02 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 49 replies · 1,692+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jeremy McDermott
    Ecuador yesterday joined the wave of Latin American governments targeting foreign-owned industries when it fulfilled its threat against an American oil company and took "full technical control" of its operations.The offices and installations of Occidental Petroleum were occupied by soldiers earlier this week, provoking a furious response by Washington. But yesterday, a Petroecuador official announced: "We are in control of Occidental's technical operations." State oil officials are expected to replace Occidental executives running oil fields in the Amazon region. While the government of President Alfredo Palacio denied the seizure was part of a wider move to nationalise oil deposits in...
  • Occidental seeks over $1 bln in damages from Ecuador

    05/18/2006 2:15:11 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 20 replies · 1,035+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5-18-06 | Staff
    NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is seeking damages totaling more than $1 billion as part of an arbitration claim against the Ecuadorean government for seizing its assets, a company spokesman said on Thursday. The U.S. oil producer has also terminated all local employees in Ecuador and is relocating its expatriate staff, the spokesman said.
  • Venezuela could drill former fields of Oxy in Ecuador

    05/18/2006 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 612+ views
    El Universal (Ecuador) ^ | 18 May 2006 | Staff
    Venezuela and Mexico are among the potential strategic partners for joint operations in the fields that used to be developed by oil corporation Oxy. The corporate agreement to drill oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon was made null and void, the Ecuadorian Government disclosed Tuesday. "There is the possibility of forming a strategic alliance with a state company, as set forth in the regulations," Ecuadorian Minister of Energy Iván Rodríguez said. Additionally, there is the possibility of "contracting directly a state company of a foreign country to reinforce technically Petroproducción. The subsidiary of state oil company Petroecuador will be responsible for...
  • Ecuador sends military to guard oil facilities seized from Occidental

    05/17/2006 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 93 replies · 1,376+ views
    AP via Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 17 May 2006 | Gonzalo Solano
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Alfredo Palacio sent troops to guard oil facilities seized from Occidental Petroleum Corp. as they are transferred to state control, officials said Tuesday. But officials said the cancellation of Occidental's operating contracts and the seizure of its assets did not mean the Andean nation is nationalizing its oil industry. snip The Bush administration responded to the measure by breaking off negotiations on a free trade agreement with Ecuador.
  • Ecuador sends military to seized oil facilities

    05/17/2006 1:28:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 731+ views
    Globe and Mail Update and Associated Press ^ | 17MAY06 | Globe and Mail Update and Associated Press
    Ecuadorean President Alfredo Palacio sent troops to guard oil facilities seized from Occidental Petroleum Corp. as they are transferred to state control, officials said Tuesday. But officials said the cancellation of Occidental's operating contracts and the seizure of its assets did not mean the Andean nation is nationalizing its oil industry. Defence Minister Oswaldo Jarrin told reporters late Tuesday that Mr. Palacio issued a decree directing the soldiers, who started arriving to the oil fields earlier in the day, “to provide protection and safekeeping” for up to 60 days “of all hydrocarbon complexes” formerly held by the U.S.-based oil company....
  • Ecuador revokes Occidental oil contract

    05/15/2006 6:53:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 795+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2006 | Carlos Andrade
    Excerpt - QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Energy Minister said on Monday the government would revoke a contract held by Occidental Petroleum and strip the U.S. company of its assets in South America's fifth biggest oil producer. "We accept the demand and petition of Petroecuador (the state oil company) and the country's attorney general and declare the annulment of the contract," Minister Ivan Rodriguez told reporters. The long-running legal row with Occidental has sparked repeated protests by indigenous groups and poor Amazon regions demanding the government expel the company and introduce reforms giving the poor more benefits from oil revenues....
  • Swastikas for Campus Conservatives

    12/09/2005 2:08:33 AM PST · by rdb3 · 17 replies · 1,400+ views
    FPM ^ | 9 DECEMBER 2005 | Jason Antebi
    Swastikas for Campus ConservativesBy Jason AntebiFrontPageMagazine.com | December 9, 2005 Occidental College in Los Angeles may epitomize what’s wrong in higher education. Professors cancel class to encourage their students to attend a protest against the “Bush Regime,” campus leaders are forced into mandatory “diversity/sensitivity training,” and some far-Left students seem to believe that a liberal arts education consists of little more than painting a portrait of Bill Clinton. Tuition money – in excess of $40,000 per pupil – is wasted on courses such as "The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie" and “Stupidity,” a mandatory course for some freshmen, which compares incidents...