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Old 05-27-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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LOL can't blame him...she is gorgeous!
Yes, she is. The offer is both creepy and humorous.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats. Barack has to at least consider this offer.

How does this guy propose to transport all those animals to the U.S.? Noah's Ark?

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Milking?... Hey, that's what the Obama's are good at. Go back to your roots and take the offer Barack.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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It's creepy that he's noticed her since she was 10.... I mean that would immediately make me feel some type of way if I was Obama. And yes Malia is very attractive. I wonder if she's even allowed to date.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Hilarious thread.

Obama is a handsome man so it's no shock if his offspring grow up to be attractive.

Calculated in money terms - for a Kenyan - that herd is a huge offer.

I had to laugh a bit mind you.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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This is an excellent example of a culture where girls are just as much a commodity as cows. They do not have any say about who they marry. Within his culture this guy is making a genuine and generous offer. He will be very upset when it is rejected because he cannot understand the concept that women not their father's property but are free beings capable of making their own choices. The men that freeing the women would eliminate a major source of a man's wealth in that culture.

This emancipation of Women is a extension of the West's rejection of slavery and is a very important part of our culture. I cannot, as I was once treated as a child slave by my stepfather, tolerate slavery.
What a silly post!

Cattle are a store of wealth for many cultures. He is making an offer that in his culture is tremendously generous - albeit ultimately pointless. To assume this reflects slavery is cultural arrogance on your part.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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What a silly post!

Cattle are a store of wealth for many cultures. He is making an offer that in his culture is tremendously generous - albeit ultimately pointless. To assume this reflects slavery is cultural arrogance on your part.
Notice that in that culture he isn't asking Malia, he is asking Barack. Obviously the girls opinions don't matter.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I have never had a problem being culturally arrogant. I like our culture. In some situations and on some subjects I like being arrogant.

Controlling the life of someone else, relative or not, that includes arranging their marriage, so long as a bride price is paid IS slavery at its core. The idea that a parent owns their children is also slavery.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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You guys really think he's serious? It's just a stunt to get famous.

In China, there was an ugly girl who said she would "consider Obama" too. She got famous and made a lot of money by taking interviews and shows.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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The story originates in a Nairobian tabloid along with other headlines like:

18-year-old prisoner 'eating up his jail' by chewing on screws, leather straps and needles
Dirty women: The smell made me think she had aborted before sleepover
The 'lethal' womanizer: Star who slept with 20,000 women in his 'chamber'
Widow forced to wear wedding gown to husband's funeral in Vihiga
Men who masturbate ‘will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife,’ Muslim televangelist claims in bizarre rant
Virginity craze in Nairobi: Women disturbing 'private entities' with chemicals

Entertainment News - Kenya : : The Nairobian - Kenya Entertainment News, Nairobi News, World News
A Nairobian version of the Enquirer. Thanks for the chuckle.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Inyokern, CA
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Let's not be pretentious. He is hardly ignorant of other cultures and has firsthand experiences in and with them. He is not like his predecessor, who crazily expressed his surprise that there were "black people" in Brazil.

Part of his initial appeal was his multicultural experiences. People hoped that his approach to world issues may be different due to that. However, he has to work with and compromise with a number of individuals who are that way regarding other cultures.
Wrong. BO is very ignorant of cultures. He only experienced Indonesia (made up of ~17,000 islands, Muslim step father and schooling) and Hawaii (very shallow US background) and his actions show it. He has no background of any substance and shows he is definitely in over his head; i.e., 100% not qualified for POTUS!
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