Posts Tagged ‘syria

28
Apr
16

President Barack Obama: Don’t Give Away Your Power

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President Barack Obama speaks to student journalists at a “daily briefing.” College student journalists were participating in the first College Reporter Day, an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to college campuses with administration officials

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Hi All

I wanted to address the ?? about OFA posted on an earlier OFA thread

In 2008 and 2012 OFA was a partisan electoral group whose sole purpose was to elect Barack Obama.

Today we are a 5013C non-partisan group that CANNOT work on electoral politics. We will retain that status after the President retires and hope he will join us in our community organizing efforts. We will no longer switch off the non profit status since we no longer need to get him elected.

Having said that several OFA volunteers are working on election politics with our “hats off”. We are volunteering on local elections, presidential elections and working on ballot initiatives, but our title is “engaged citizen” not OFA volunteer.

I am working on voter registration, and participating in delegate elections this weekend. Several other volunteers in Santa Rosa are registering voters, and calling for Hillary and Bernie.

If you would like to get involved with voter registration I would suggest you contact the local Democratic party or league of Women Voters.

If you would like to work on Hillary’s campaign in CA i have that contact info – send me an email whatisworking@gmail.com

Also – remember that although the official organization of OFA is not active in election politics – many of the OFA paid staff, volunteer staff, and OFA Fellows, will join candidates staff.

Just this week Jennifer Warner – National Field Director for OFA (#2 spot at HQ) stepped down to join the Hillary campaign.

In 2014 Sonoma County had an OFA Fellow who was hired by Tom Udall’s staff and he worked in NM for both Udall and Ben Ray Lujan. Having OFA Fellow on your resume still gets you in the door for on political campaigns.

Although the superb electoral organization and strategy we saw in 2008 and 2012 is no longer a part of OFA it lives on in the staff and volunteers that elected PBO twice.

If you live outside of CA, and can’t find anyone to work with, send me a note, I can see if my contacts can get you a name.

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25
Feb
16

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. President Obama announced the precision medicine initiative last year to accelerate research efforts into new treatments that are tailored to individual patients

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moderator Dr. James Hamblin, Sonia Vallabh, Ph.D. student at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Howard Look, president and founder of Tidepool, and Dr. W. Marston Linehan, chief of the urologic oncology branch at the National Cancer Institute

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Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford stand alongside President Barack Obama as he makes a statement after meeting with his National Security Council at the State Department

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24
Nov
15

Things just got real

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Vladimir Putin’s Excellent Syrian Adventure was all fun and games so long as he was hitting Bashar al-Assad’s enemies (which rarely meant Daesh until that group downed a Russian airliner) and those enemies couldn’t fire back.

However, Russian pilots had the unfortunate habit of straying into Turkish airspace. This was understandable, as the air space in the war zone was rather tight. But the Turks warned Russia after the last incident that another violation of their airspace would bring about a response.

Today, a Russian jet again strayed into Turkish airspace. According to Turkey and the coalition command in Baghdad, Turkey warned the Russian plane ten times to leave its airspace. The Russians either didn’t hear the warnings, or ignored them, at which point Turkey downed the Russian jet. The pilots ejected, but didn’t survive. (The details of their deaths are still sketchy, but it seems that Syrian rebels shot them down.)

Continue reading ‘Things just got real’

21
Nov
15

This Is What It Means To Be A Refugee

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Continue reading ‘This Is What It Means To Be A Refugee’

18
Nov
15

Tweets Of The Day

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

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18
Nov
15

This Is Leadership. Thanks, President Obama

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15
Nov
15

President Obama In Turkey

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by children as he arrives via Air Force One at Antalya International Airport in Antalya, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. President Obama is on a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia for global security and economic summits. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama is greeted by children as he arrives via Air Force One at Antalya International Airport in Antalya, Turkey

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speak to reporters following their meeting at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Erdogan and Turkey are hosting world leaders for the G20 summit Sunday and Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama deflects a reporter's question as he departs with National Security Advisor Susan Rice after meeting with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Erdogan and Turkey are hosting world leaders for the G20 summit Sunday and Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama departs with National Security Advisor Susan Rice after meeting with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey

U.S. President Barack Obama defects a reporter's question as he departs after meeting with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Erdogan and Turkey are hosting world leaders for the G20 summit Sunday and Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (L) British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) U.S. President Barack Obama attend a working session at the Group of 20 (G20) summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R, back to camera) greets Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) as they gather for a family photo with fellow world leaders at the start of the G20 summit at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Also pictured is Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (R, back to camera) greets Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) with a kiss on the cheek as they gather for a family photo with fellow world leaders at the start of the G20 summit at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Also pictured is Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama greets Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as they gather for a family photo with fellow world leaders

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President Barack Obama, center, participates in a group photo with other leaders during the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Obama is attending the G20 Summit while on a nine-day foreign trip that also includes stops in the Philippines and Malaysia for other global security and economic summits. Joining Obama in the front row are, from left, China’s President Xi Jinping, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on Syria during a break of the G20 summit working session

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President Barack Obama chats with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he walks to a session of the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The 2015 G-20 Leaders Summit is held near the Turkish Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya on Nov. 15-16, 2015. (Anadolu Agency via AP, Pool)

13
Nov
15

Worst Terrorist Enabler Ever

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For a crypto-Muslim who wants to shove Sharia law down the throats of God-fearing Christian America, President Barack Obama seems to be doing it wrong.

Word came out that UK Daesh member, “Jihadi John”, star of many decapitation videos, was killed in a US drone strike. Not only killed, but, according to reports, “eviscerated”. And reports also state that he was the only person to have died in the attack; no collateral damage was incurred.

Of course, some are saying that it would have been better for him to have been captured and stand trial. While I sympathize with that sentiment, I somehow doubt the Caliph of ISIL would have honored an indictment delivered to Raqqa. And most people wouldn’t want to risk our soldiers to effectuate such a capture. Whether some people want to admit it or not, this is a war in which we’re engaged. You don’t have Miranda rights if you’re in a war zone beheading innocents. So I have no particular regrets that Jihadi John won’t be in the dock in London or New York.

Continue reading ‘Worst Terrorist Enabler Ever’

30
Oct
15

A Tweet Or Two

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*SNORT*

16
Oct
15

The President’s Day

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) welcomes South Korea's President Park Geun-hye for their meeting in the Oval Office the White House in Washington, October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye react to jostling South Korean media as they sit down for their meeting in the Oval Office the White House in Washington, October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye watch reporters fill the room as they sit down for their meeting in the Oval Office the White House in Washington, October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrive for their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House

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