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27 Responses to New Obama documentary raises startling questions

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    American Mzungu October 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    It does tie up all the loose ends, doesn’t it? :)

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    SluggoJD October 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    I thought it left a lot out…the fake moon landing, his Bigfoot impersonations, swimming in Scotland with a sea monster costume, his very well-known (at the time) friendship with Genghis Khan, off the top of my head.

    At least they got the Hitler and 666 connections out there.

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    Underdog October 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Can’t wait for part 3 !

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    Paper October 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    I like how it even explained Julius Caesar’s assassination. Not only is the number of the beast really 616, Caesar actually said: “Et tu, Obama?” This was explained very clearly by studying the fact that Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, while Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.

    Actually, I think this might have been in the Members Only cut. We had a private screening at the White House. Secrets within secrets, you know. Only so much we can reveal at one time. Just imagine what I really and truly can’t tell you.

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    misha marinsky October 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    My favorite is the pentangle drawn on the map.

    Clear. Concise. Crazy.

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    Thomas Brown October 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Paper:

    Just imagine what I really and truly can’t tell you.

    But of course… because then you’d have to kill me.

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    Rickey October 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    If Lucas Smith had only thought to put Obama’s photo on his Kenyan birth certificate!

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    misha marinsky October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Paper: Not only is the number of the beast really 616

    The actual number of the devil is 999:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1YUmHvxcCzQ/TfLt0b6wztI/AAAAAAAAKe8/0BqlgrbKZ3A/s1600/FarSide.png

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    misha marinsky October 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    From the comments on YouTube:

    Im from Kenya and although I found this mockumentary entertaining, I must say your choice of “Kenyan” actors, their wardrobes and accents are actually more Nigerian-ish.

    You are the first person to notice this. The African portion of this film was actually shot in Douala, Cameroon.

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    The Fake Moon Landing was in part 2.

    SluggoJD: I thought it left a lot out…the fake moon landing,

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    Joe Acerbic October 30, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    misha marinsky:

    You are the first person to notice this. The African portion of this film was actually shot in Douala, Cameroon.

    I thought that the location looked and the people sounded too African. The video would have a more “authentic” birfoon style if it were obvious it was shot somewhere in the Caribbean.

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    Paper October 30, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Nothing so gauche. Plenty of other options.

    Thomas Brown: But of course… because then you’d have to kill me.

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    Paper October 30, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    I always thought it was an area code, rather than a street address.

    misha marinsky: The actual number of the devil is 999:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1YUmHvxcCzQ/TfLt0b6wztI/AAAAAAAAKe8/0BqlgrbKZ3A/s1600/FarSide.png

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    American Mzungu October 30, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    misha marinsky: You are the first person to notice this. The African portion of this film was actually shot in Douala, Cameroon.

    Cameroon is French speaking. If this was filmed in Douala, the actors were flown in from an English-speaking country, like Nigeria.

    I really liked the interview with the District Administrator of Rachumonyo, Mwai Kabaki. Mwai Kibaki is the President of Kenya. I guess he could demote himself temporarily to a District Administrator for purposes of a cameo appearance in a film.

    Kogelo, village in which Obama (Sr.) was born and in which Granny Sarah presides, is in the Siaga District, not Rachumondo District. Looking at the crowded street scenes of what was purported to be Kogelo, currently a very sparsely populated village, I conclude there was time travel involved.

    The people that did the film must have had a great time. Does anyone have information about who did it? Who paid for it?

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    The Magic M October 30, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    The German guy at the 5 minute mark of part 1 was clearly mistranslated. :)

    For example, he said “It is totally nonsensical to assume…” where the closed captions say “But there is new evidence that…”.

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    clestes October 30, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Gosh, it is an embarressment to this country to have such silly, stupid and unbelievable people creating trash like this.

    It makes America look like a racist country full of buffoons incapable of reconizing a great president when we have one. If he was really interested in leading us into tyranny he would have kept control of the US car companies and the banks.

    If finally giving us a national healthcare plan that will provide healthcare to all Americans and controll the cost of it is tyranny. I am all for it.

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    American Mzungu October 30, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    BTW, in Kenya the official who heads a District is called a District Commissioner, not a District Administrator.

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    Horus October 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Hilarious!!

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    Horus October 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    clestes:
    Gosh, it is an embarressment to this country to have such silly, stupid and unbelievable people creating trash like this.

    It is Satire!

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    Joe Acerbic October 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    American Mzungu: Kogelo, village in which Obama (Sr.) was born and in which Granny Sarah presides, is in the Siaga District, not Rachumondo District.

    A clever allusion?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashomon_effect

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    misha marinsky October 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    clestes: Gosh, it is an embarressment to this country to have such silly, stupid and unbelievable people creating trash like this.

    Read about the German-American Bund, and Father Coughlin. Read about the WCTU, or the John Birch Society. Nothing new – just that the ‘net gives them an instant audience.

    It makes America look like a racist country full of buffoons incapable of reconizing a great president when we have one.

    Google ‘creation Louisiana public schools.’ There are school systems there that openly defy federal rulings, and have literally told federal officials that states’ rights allow them to do so.

    Google ‘Louisiana prison industry.’ People there are incarcerated for minor violations, and it has become legal peonage.

    From my great state of Pennsylvania:
    Kids for cash scandal – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_for_cash_scandal

    Gotta love those libertarians.

    If he was really interested in leading us into tyranny he would have kept control of the US car companies and the banks.

    Don’t let facts get in the way of emotions.

    If finally giving us a national healthcare plan that will provide healthcare to all Americans and controll the cost of it is tyranny. I am all for it.

    When Michele Bachmann needs medical care, she goes to the Bethesda Naval Hospital. When she needs primary care, she goes to the Congressional physician, open 24/7, paid for by the federal government.

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    American Mzungu October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Joe Acerbic: A clever allusion?

    Possible. These two video works of art contain a wealth of clever allusions.

    There is a hospital at Kendu Bay, as the video claims. The real Kendu Bay Hospital does not look anything like the one shown in the video. (I’ll leave it to Doc C to do an image search with Google to figure out where the building shown in the video is actually located.) Kendu Bay is quite some distance from Kogelo, across Kavirondo Bay. If someone from Kogelo needed a hospital for natal services, you’d head to the Siago District Hospital, which is a few miles from Kogelo. (I couldn’t find a founding date for this hospital, but it seems well established.) This would even closer than the hospital in Kisumu, which was established in 1952. Maybe the creators of the video thought Kendu sounded like “can do”?

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    Pastor Charmley October 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Excellent satire! It started out at a good level of just plausible and then built up the silliness. Really good satire always runs the risk of people believing it, just ask Daniel Defoe. His satire on High Church antipathy to Nonconformists got taken seriously by some people, with unfortunate and painful consequences.
    http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/defoe/shortest.html

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    Paul Pieniezny October 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Returning to Douala, Cameroon, a small part of Cameroon actually uses English as lingua franca. Douala borders on that area, and probably has English-speaking medical staff. In 1961, the Christian part of British Cameroon voted to merge with former French Cameroon , while the Muslim part elected to merge with Nigeria.

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    misha marinsky October 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Pastor Charmley: Really good satire always runs the risk of people believing it, just ask Daniel Defoe.

    Just ask The Onion.

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    American Mzungu October 31, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Paul Pieniezny: a small part of Cameroon actually uses English as lingua franca. Douala borders on that area,

    I did a Google search for any evidence of an English live theater or an acting group in Douala and came up empty. However, there is some internal support for Cameroon as the location. There was French advertising on vehicles and signs. The vehicles were also configured for driving on the right-hand side of the road, which is the rule in Cameroon (and other West African countries). In Kenya they follow the British rule of driving on the left side of the road.

    In looking at the video again I noticed that the “doctor” supposedly heading the “Kendu Bay Hospital” was identified on the screen as Kalonzo Musyoka, MD. Kalonzo Musyoka is the Vice President of Kenya, with no medical training in his background. More humor from the film makers.

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    Duane Davis November 3, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    This documentary is a silly waste of time.