Monday, 24 November 2008
In the summer of 1960, Stanley Ann Duham (mother of Barak Obama) was set to graduate from school there in the Seattle area. She had applied and been accepted for a college in the Chicago area. Her mom was a successful banking assistant manager (at least this is what Wiki says this week, but it may differ next week). Life was good and getting better.
On 4 Aug 1961....Barak Obama was born to Stanley Ann Durham, in Hawaii (I don't even argue the residency episode....because it simply isn't an issue).
So now, I put math into full effect. Considering a nine-month cycle....she was pregnant around 4 November of 1960.
Its a puzzling set of events which take place during this nine month period. First....with complete plans set and school in the Chicago area as the primary plan.....suddenly Mom decides to relocate to Hawaii, to take a much lower-paying job and Stanley Ann relocates with her. If Stanley was destined for the better university in Chicago....why agree to move with mom to Hawaii....with the lesser pay situation for mom?
So they arrive in Hawaii almost six weeks into the semester there (26 Sep 1960). We even know this because the college there readily volunteers this data. You have to sit there and wonder what university would accept a student this late into the semester? Almost no university that I've dealt with in my life.....operates with that time scale. You've missed almost thirty percent of all the classes.
Somehow, in the next eight weeks after this arrival....Stanley Ann meets the one and only black African guy at the Hawaii university. Barak Senior was there on a scholarship and its amusing today that no one there who was a friend of his....ever remember him being associated with Stanley Ann...until after the marriage deal was worked up.
In August of 1961....just weeks after the delivery of her kid.....then Stanley Ann ends back up at University of Washington.....for three semesters. She doesn't return to Hawaii....where her mom resides until the period after Barak Senior finally leaves and returns to the US east coast where he attends additional university classes.
I sat there looking at Atlas Shrugs and this timeline....which bluntly....doesn't work.
My best country guess? As summer arrived and college plans were firmly drawn up.....Stanley Ann was already pregnant.....probably by early July 1960....not November. And no, it wasn't a Kenyan by the name of Obama....but more likely to be someone connected to the Chicago connection (my humble opinion). By early August, the family had to figure some "fix". A white 18-year old girl....with a black child....in 1960.....doesn't work....no matter what community you live in.
So the move to Hawaii was rigged up to fix up the situation. There are no problems with inter-mixed situations there.
Stanley Ann shows up six weeks late, and plays out this game. By the end of December 1960....Stanley Ann was a good six months pregnant (by my scenario) and basically didn't return for the next semester.
This Obama guy became an interesting savior. With likely pressure from mom.....Stanley Ann gets some idea of making a relationship with this guy into an arranged marriage. He was already married but apparently, this was simply accepted as part of the deal.....he wasn't going to be a long-term solution....simply an answer when the birth certificate was made up.
The only issue in this game....is the birthdate. I think if anyone likely pulls out the ceritificate and gazes at the reported date....it'll be in April....just days or weeks after Stanley Ann married the Kenyan dude.
Why does the entire argument with the birth certificate matter? It doesn't. The guy has US residency, US birth, and thus meets all the rules of the game. What might disturb anyone, if they matched up the dates....is that Obama's wonderful tale of his "father" and mother.....doesn't work.
Who is the real father? This magnet that drew Stanley Ann to apply and be accepted for a Chicago college....likely figures into this scenario. The magnet to draw Obama to Chicago and be a community organizer? Simply another curious part of this story.
We're likely never know the full story....and maybe its better that we don't. If you discovered a massive fraud....it'll likely drag down the entire nation. So this is a secret that likely should stay a secret.
Down in Italy, we have a pretty fair presence of US Navy folks....so there are a couple of NEX facilities. Its a pretty tough store to keep stocked, and those kindly folks in Texas who manage the purchasing and shipping business do a damn good job in keeping the latest fashion, the latest music, and the latest electronic toys going out the exchange services.
This week on Friday....across every single military store throughout the world, it will be the largest one-day sale that they see all year-round. Sales are usually fairly dramatic.
A funny thing has happened this past week in Italy.....involving the Italian union workers who work in the NEX stores in Italy. They got together and are fairly upset that their biggest demand in union negotiations simply haven't been met. That demand? Well....the workers believe that since they work in the store.....and they are Italian citizens.....they should be allowed to buy anything in the store....tax-free....just like the GI's.
There is a natural problem here. In every country, we maintain a SOFA agreement which the US and this other country sign. The folks allowed to shop in the stores? Well...it's limited to the GI's, their families, any member of the US consulate in that country, and any other NATO military member. Its all tax-free sales.....and the rules are established mostly by the host country.
The Italian law basically says.....only GI's, their family members, the consulate folks and the NATO military members....can shop....NOT the civilians of that country or the civilian host country members who work at the stores.
This has been explained to the union members....but they really don't care. They believe the US should negotiate this into the contract and demand the right for themselves to shop....tax-free.
To make this kinda interesting.....our good friends....the union guys who work in the NEX facilities are deciding that this Friday....which would be the highest sales day of the year.....will be a strike day. At best, the facilities might be able to round up thirty to forty percent of the store workers who are US military member wives or husbands.....and thats it. The NEX crowd won't comment on how this would work or if they would just shut the doors and be closed all day.
I am mostly anti-union, for reasons like this. Even when you explain the law to people like this....they aren't able to comprehend how they fit or don't fit. I hate to tag union members as "losers", but they really fail to grasp the big picture of how things work or their position in the "cog".
What will happen on Friday in Italy? My guess is that the NEX facilities will quietly open.....and be overwhelmed with customers and few clerks. To make the hostile crowds happy.....the NEX facilities will likely hand out gift coupons and promise a full staff on Saturday and Sunday.....when all of the Italian workers finally show up. The money normally spent on Friday.....will come on the weekend. Things get worked out in some fashion.
But the union guys? Well....if I were there.....I'd say fine on the deal of union guys buying anything at the NEX facility and then invite the Italian tax guys to visit each clerk at home and collect the state tax there. After a week of visits.....the union guys would shut up and probably demand that they don't have the right to buy anything at the NEX. Then the NEX could refuse this tactic and actually demand a pay decrease for the NEX to reverse the shipping deal. This would infuriate the union even more.....and thus draw out a negotiation for at least two or three years, with weekly visits by the tax guys. Life would be interesting, at least in my scenario.
This past week...a couple of Malaysia's top Islamic dudes....mostly old guys who don't watch Baywatch, drink Mountain Dew or cruise on a Harley......issued out some edict to forbid yoga. It was the typical old Muslim dude written document....basically saying that the exercise includes Hindu spiritual elements....which equate to Hindu worship.....and that this fancy exercise stuff could destroy your faith as a Muslim.
I had a long pause here....pondering the significance of this statement.
Being from Bama....and having grown up without the privelages of Yoga.....I can't say an awful lot. To be kinda honest....over thirty odd years connected to the Air Force.....I didn't have any connection either. So I am devoid of Yoga and lack in formal knowledge of the exercise. Its difficult for me to stand up and approve of some Muslim edict that I find questionable.
The thing though....that does bother me....if there is some kind of exercise....and it could destroy your faith in anything....then I'd be kinda worried about your standing amongst other religions. Then I kinda turned around and looked at the Olympic medal count of Muslim countries....which is above zero....but less than ten.
I start looking around at weight lifters in the world.....looking for one big-named Muslim guy....and there just ain't any.
I started to look around for a major soccer team within the Muslim world.....and there just ain't any.
I started to look around for a Muslim Tour de Farce member....someone in the ranking of "Bad Boy" Armstrong....and there just ain't any.
I started to look around for NFL football players who claim they are Muslim and have changed their names.....but then kinda find examples of them skipping out on normal Muslim practices....and you just can't find a pure Muslim dude.
I started looking around for Muslim professional bowlers....and there just ain't any.
I started looking around for a major NCAA Bama or Ole Miss Islamic football player....and there just ain't any.
I started looking around for a Muslim gymnast.....and there just ain't any.
I even started looking around for a fine Islamic horse who might have won the Kentucky Derby, and I just can't find any.
So it came to pass....as the clouds parted and I suddenly wised up....that Muslims just aren't into sports....and if these Mullahs in Malaysia are correct.....any sports diminish their abilities in Islam...then we have the greatest weapon of our lifetimes to finish off radical Islam. We could have grasped this back in 2003....if GW had just had a lick of intelligence. Tame the damn fools with sports....and they will become like us....fat and lazy eventually....and addicted to NCAA football.