Is Obama Lazy? John Sununu Says So, and So Does Obama! (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS October 5, 2012

One explanation put forward to explain Barack Obama’s abysmal performance in the first presidential debate is his inherent laziness.  (Another was Al Gore’s ludicrous suggestion that it was the rare air in Denver.)

Before the debate, several news stories at least hinted at Obama’s laziness:  They recounted how he did not want to prepare for the debate, how bored he was with the preparation, and how exasperated he was that his people insisted that he prepare.

Now John Sununu is being raked over the coals for saying that Obama was too lazy to prepare adequately.  Sununu is especially criticized for doubling down on his opinion after being practically begged to reconsider his intemperate words:

Assessing Obama’s performance at the debate in Denver on Wednesday, Sununu said: “What people saw last night I think was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are.” Later in the interview, [Andrea] Mitchell nudged Sununu to reconsider that remark. 

“Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama, the president of the United States, lazy?” she asked. 

“Yes,” Sununu responded. He repeated the claim and referenced a comment Obama had made earlier in the week in between debate prep sessions in Las Vegas. The president said “it’s a drag” and that his aides were “making me do my homework.”   

Mitchell, though, pressed Sununu again. 

“I think that there certainly was a performance issue there and whether or not he was in his best form last night, a lot of people are questioning that. Just the one-on-one against Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney turned in a very strong performance. But I think to call the president lazy and disengaged is another whole question,” she said. 

“All right, Andrea, whatever,” Sununu concluded.

There’s a problem here for those who want to imply (and you know that’s what they’re doing) that these Obama critics are simply racists.

John Sununu indulged his habit of calling Barack Obama “lazy” yet again during a MSNBC interview Thursday, the third time in as many weeks that the Mitt Romney mouthpiece has lobbed a cheap, racially loaded insult at the nation’s first African American president. … 

Sununu [earlier] opined that Obama skimps on/skips over essential security briefings. “This president thinks he’s so smart … He thinks he doesn’t need to put the extra work in for going through that process,” Sununu said. “That’s why I say he’s lazy and detached. And unfortunately, Ambassador Stevens suffered the consequences of us not providing adequate security there.”

What’s the problem with opining that Sununu is racist for saying these things?  Obama himself admitted, “early in his term,” that his biggest fault is his

laziness!

Thus spake Obama [emphasis added]:

It’s interesting. There is a deep down, uh, uh, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me.  I mean it’s, it’s probably from, you know, uh, growin’ up in Hawaii and, um, it’s sunny outside and, errrr, sittin’ on the beach …

Video here.  See for yourself! Michelle seems to agree!  Is she also racist?  Is it racist of Obama to imply that Hawaiians are inherently lazy?

Straight from the horse’s mouth.  Is it racist for Sununu or anyone else to quote Obama?  After all, he’s the one who said that his greatest fault is his laziness.  That trait was on display for all the world to see at the debate the other night.

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Photo from WikiCommons: Patti Haskins.

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225 responses to “Is Obama Lazy? John Sununu Says So, and So Does Obama! (Open Thread)

  1. Bombshell: Obama.com Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government
    by Wynton Hall 8 Oct 2012, 5:14 AM PDT

    In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections (visit campaignfundingrisks.com to download the full report).

    Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the Obama.com website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.”

    There’s more.

    The unusual Obama.com website redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Obama campaign’s official website, my.barackobama.com, which does not require donors tob enter their credit card security code (known as the CVV code), thereby increasing the likelihood of foreign or fraudulent donations. The website is managed by a small web development firm, Wicked Global, in Maine. One of Wicked Global’s employees, Greg Dorr, lists on his LinkedIn page his additional employment with Peace Action Maine and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. According to the GAI report, 68 percent of all Internet traffic to Obama.com comes from foreign visitors.

    And still more.

    In 2011, Mr. Roche obtained one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate in Washington, DC: a seat at the head table for President Obama’s State Dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. How Roche—a man whose infomercial company hawks fitness equipment, cell phones, and breast enhancement products—landed a seat alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John Kerry, former President Jimmy Carter, and Chinese President Hu Jintao remains unclear.

    Since 2009, White House Visitor Logs list the name Robert Roche at least 19 times, despite the fact Mr. Roche’s primary residence is in China.

    Continues at link –

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/08/Obama-com-Owned-by-Bundler-in-China-with-Business-Ties-to-Chinese-Government

    • Miri, I found more information. I’m posting it here, do you want to carry it over to the new thread?

      ACORN INTERNATIONAL, INC

      18/F, 20th Building, 487 Tianlin Road
      Shanghai, 200233
      People’s Republic of China
      (Address of principal executive office)

      FORM 6-K
      (Report of Foreign Issuer)

      http://web.archive.org/web/20090612063421/http://eng.chinadrtv.com/cms_attachment/1Q09EDGARpro.pdf

      The signature is that of – Gordon Xiaogang Wang listed as Vice president, chief financial officer

      Acorn International, Inc.
      By: /s/ Gordon Xiaogang Wang
      Name: Gordon Xiaogang Wang
      Title: Vice president, chief financial officer

      I found Gordon Xiaogang Wang’s profile at Forbes –

      Xiaogang Wang

      Director, Acorn International, Inc.
      Director, Le Gaga Holdings Ltd.
      Age: 48

      Profile

      Mr. Gordon Xiaogang Wang is a director of our company. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic business development. From April 2010 to present, Mr. Wang has worked as a
      partner with Boardroom Advisors Co., Limited, focusing on investments and advisories for China based companies on financing and strategic matters. Mr. Wang previously served as chief financial officer of our company from September 2005 to March 2010. Mr. Wang has also been an independent director for LeGaga Holding Limited, an agriculture company listed in Nasdaq since November, 2010. Mr. Wang served as chief financial officer and executive vice president in Chaoda Modern Agriculture Limited from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Wang also served as the director of investor relations at Legend Group Limited from 2002 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Wang held positions in various organizations, including JingTai Securities (Hong Kong), MeetChina.com, Schroders Asia Limited and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited. Mr. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tianjin University in 1985, a master’s degree in Computer Aided Engineering from Rutgers University in 1989 and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago in 1994.

      http://www.forbes.com/profile/xiaogang-wang/

      ~~~
      Le Gaga Holdings Limited Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended March 31, 2012

      HONG KONG, July 23, 2012— Le Gaga Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GAGA) (“Le Gaga” or “the Company”), a leading greenhouse vegetable producer in China, today announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 (“Annual Report”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

      http://www.legaga.com.hk/attachment/2012072315045617_en.pdf

      Okay, I have to get. Be back later…hope info. help’s.

      • Yes, just put it on the new thread because this one is too long and if people respond here, it will just get longer. ACORN! That’s what struck me., besides the obvious–that it’s in CHINA.

        OMG, I just realized:

        OBAMA OUTSOURCES HIS CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING TO CHINA! Ha. Romney’s going to love that one.

        • Also I read awhile back the Democrats turned all their banking over to SEIU’s bank. hmmm, hmmm…

          I’m going to post some quick research here, then tonight move over to the other thread what’s important. Hope that’s okay…I’ve gotta try and hurry with this. I’ve gotta get 😉

          • That’s okay. You can just leave it all here, since there’s so much of it here already. I linked back to where your research started here, so people will be able to follow it from the new open thread. No need to duplicate your work now.

          • Sorry, I did not make more clarity of that statement. This is what I was talking about.

            Free Beacon: Wasserman hails DNC’s $8 million partnership with SEIU bank

            By: Devonia Smith
            September 21, 2012

            Friday, The Free Beacon, reported the Democratic National Committee, (DNC) is in hock to the tune of $8 million to “Amalgamated Bank, often described as “America’s Labor Bank,” whose majority ownership is Service Employees International Union (SEIU). According to the Beacon, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), “hailed” DNC’s banking move because of a “fiduciary responsibility to those who invest in our party.”

            http://www.examiner.com/article/free-beacon-wasserman-hails-dnc-s-
            8-million-partnership-with-seiu-bank

          • Okay, TY. I did not want too hog up the new thread with research. Now, I’ve got to get, for sure this time 😉

      • Acorn International Inc

        Interactive Knowledge Map

        Relationships of Acorn International Inc

        http://www.marketvisual.com/d/ae3b41db-aa51-4f12-a573-d057c3efdb95/Acorn+International+Inc

        Miri, when you get a chance go to the below link and see what these morons are up to. It’s going to back fire on them…and google.

        Acorn International Inc SC 13 Ownership show details and sources…
        Relationships of ROBERT ROCHE 2009 DELCARATION OF TRUST

        http://www.marketvisual.com/d/02f372d3-1821-469f-bae7-fafe4859b8e1/ROBERT+ROCHE+2009+DELCARATION+OF+TRUST

        Ritsuko Hattori Roche
        http://www.marketvisual.com/d/dba5f910-c636-45a7-94c3-c13788bb19c0/Ritsuko+Hattori+Roche

        • $3 million gift!

          University Of Denver

          Sturm College of Law receives $3 million gift
          Law school to enhance international business law program via historical gift

          DENVER – A gift of $3 million from the Roche Family Foundation and Robert W. Roche, JD’88, has been given to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to establish the Roche Family International
          Business Transactions Program. This gift is among the largest of its kind in the law school’s history, and includes both outright and future cash commitments.

          The Roche Family International Business Transactions Program will dramatically increase Denver Law’s capacity to provide comprehensive, internationally relevant transactional skills training for both LL.M. and J.D. students. The flexible nature of the gift allows the law school to provide generous financial aid to the best students, attract and hire the strongest faculty, and underwrite a robust set of international business law programming, such as national conferences and colloquia.
          ~~~
          “I feel very lucky to be able to help the students at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law prepare for careers in a field I have found to be challenging and rewarding,” says Robert W. Roche J.D.’88. “I have spent my professional life involved in international business transactions; helping the College of Law create a program in that very area is indeed fulfilling. After all, this is where I received all my training for my
          professional career.” “The Roche family has been associated with the University of Denver for nearly 30 years,” he says. “My wife, Ritsuko Hattori-Roche spent a year studying at the University, so this new association is even more meaningful as the University has become like family.”

          http://www.law.du.edu/documents/news/roche-du-press-release-dec-9-2010.pdf

        • http://washingtonexaminer.com/report-obama.com-solicits-foreign-contributions-for-prez/article/2510096#.UHLxfU3A9B9

          My guess is that he’s going to manage to keep the lamestream from covering this story. Details in that story about how they are trying to tamp it down. I suspect that the lamestream will try to make some false equivalency and say there’s nothing wrong with Barry deliberately violating the SPIRIT of the law. It’d definitely illegal to accept foreign donations, so at the least they should screen those out. But they don’t want to, do they?

    • Thinking about all of this tonight, I remembered something I had read at FR a short while back. Obama.com is owned /operated by Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Obama.com website is run from China and redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Obama campaign’s official website. Let’s think about this for a minute, shall we. Where does Obama receive his official e-mail’s from Roche/Obama.com China? The White house computer’s?

      What are the chances of spear phishing through any of these e-mails? And that is my question, Gordo? Could this happen, I do not see why it could not, opinions?

      This is what I was referring too that I had read at FR awhile back. Is this not also a National Security issue, having donation’s/correspondence directed through China?

      Is this how this could have happened? –

      Chinese computer hackers break into White House military network
      American Thinker
      10/01/2012
      Rick Moran

      Bill Gertz has the grim news in the Washington Free Beacon:

      Hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident.

      One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing’s most brazen cyber attacks against the United States and highlights a failure of the Obama administration to press China on its persistent cyber attacks.

      Disclosure of the cyber attack also comes amid heightened tensions in Asia, as the Pentagon moved two U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups and Marine amphibious units near waters by Japan’s Senkaku islands. China and Japan-the United States’ closest ally in Asia and a defense treaty partner-are locked in a heated maritime dispute over the Senkakus, which China claims as its territory.

      U.S. officials familiar with reports of the White House hacking incident said it took place earlier this month and involved unidentified hackers, believed to have used computer servers in China, who accessed the computer network used by the White House Military Office (WHMO), the president’s military office in charge of some of the government’s most sensitive communications, including strategic nuclear commands. The office also arranges presidential communications and travel, and inter-government teleconferences involving senior policy and intelligence officials.

      An Obama administration national security official said: “This was a spear phishing attack against an unclassified network.”

      Spear phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised emails that seek to convince recipients of a specific organization to provide confidential information. Spear phishing in the past has been linked to China and other states with sophisticated cyber warfare capabilities. The official described the type of attack as “not infrequent” and said there were unspecified “mitigation measures in place.”

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938648/posts

      • That is a real thought Leza. Also thinking of Mark and Joseph both being in the computer business – one in the US and the other in China. They could act as the conduits.

        • Maybe Roche actually helped Mark set up his restaurant chain, since he declares he’s been so poor all these years.

        • Thank you Bridgette. Mark and Joseph They could act as the conduits, exactly! and I thought about that also. But also think about this, Joseph instals surveillance on our Military bases! He “could” in actuality “feed” activity and information from our bases too anywhere in the world.

        • http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/10/inside-the-ring-new-wmd-threats/

          “A Pentagon-sponsored report warns that the United States faces new threats from mass destruction weapons in the form of cyber, electronic and financial attacks, in addition to more well-known dangers from nuclear, chemical and biological WMD arms. …

          “Very few of America’s adversaries will attempt to challenge the unmatched strength of the U.S. military in a traditional conflict, but they may employ alternative asymmetric approaches.

          “It is therefore necessary to consider emergent, nontraditional threats, such as cyber, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and economic attacks, in a comprehensive discussion of WMD threats.”

          On financial warfare, the report mentions the 1999 Chinese military book, “Unrestricted Warfare,” which advocates that China’s military utilize stock-market crashes, computer viruses and currency manipulations.

          The new Pentagon report appears to build on one produced for the Pentagon in 2009 by financial consultant Kevin Freeman, who stated that the United States’ 2008 financial crash may have been deliberate sabotage by terrorists or foreign states.

          That study was criticized by senior Obama administration officials, including the Pentagon’s special operations policymaker, Michael Vickers, who is currently undersecretary of defense for intelligence. U.S. officials said Mr. Vickers blocked further study into possible financial warfare behind the economic crisis. Mr. Freeman wrote a book on the issue called “Secret Weapon.”

          The new Pentagon report said the May 6, 2010 “flash crash” when markets fell by 10 percent “may have been caused by an economic attack by one or a combination of methods,” including the manipulation of computer algorithms that control trading or exchange traded funds that allow traders to short sell mass quantities of stock quickly and anonymously. It also could have been the result of covert currency-manipulation by the holder of a significant U.S. debt — such as China — designed to intentionally weaken the value of the dollar by preventing the United States from selling its debt to others.”

          More at the link. I’m thinking of that report recently that there was some strange blip in the market recently. I remember opining that maybe somebody was “testing” for vulnerabilities and doing a test run for an Oct. surprise to help Barry.

          WHY DID THE 2008 CRASH HAPPEN? ESPECIALLY WHEN IT DID? WHO WAS BEHIND IT AND WHY DID BARRY’S ADMINISTRATION BLOCK FURTHER INVESTIGATION INTO THE POTENTIAL THAT IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK?

        • I don’t know if this connects, but it mentions China. Solyndra is suing Chinese firms as if they got screwed by the Chinese: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/14/Bankrupt-Solyndra-Files-Bizarre-Lawsuit-Before-Elections

  2. I’m not sure exactly what these are for sure, I did not look them over well.

    Contribution Agreement – ACORN INTERNATIONAL, – 6-3-2011

    Several listed –

    http://www.docstoc.com/documents/legal/company-agreements/contribution-agreement/2

    • agreement
      equity contract noteequity curveDefinition
      A contract on which the parties agree to provide capital for a project in return for shares proportional to the capital invested.

      Read more: http://www.investorwords.com/15377/equity_contribution_agreement.html#ixzz290RD0Vh4

      Like I said, read that short piece I provided earlier. It’s just a tip of an iceburg of info. but it deals with how the banks and entities are involved.

      • http://www.wanttoknow.info/911/black_eagle_trust_fund
        Read this when you have time. It doesn’t bother me too much if no one believes all of this , how anyone thinks of 9/11, but the other historical facts are here, and this is what we are probably dealing with in places like Lybia, Syria,on and on. It’s known that some important documents were taken in Beghazi…so what were those papers.
        This article, one can just replace names and places and see that everyone of our presidents know plenty that we don’t . No transparency at all ever.

  3. The following is an excerpt from a 20-F SEC Filing, filed by ACORN INTERNATIONAL, INC on 5/30/2008.

    http://sec.edgar-online.com/acorn-international-inc/20-f-annual-and-transition-report-foreign-private-issuer/2008/05/30/section13.aspx

    • The following is showing Stock Appreciation Rights for this fellow as sole owner of a stock (can be a phantom stock) and without any other investment, if the stock appreciates in anyway they are guaranteed the value commisurate with the appreciation and it can also be strecthed out to avoid paying additional taxes . It’s much more complex, but still I haven’t found what the ACORN co. is. But check this out….Mr. Roche here is showing to be an entrepenuer who hails from Illinois…….
      http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?city=OAK+LAWN&st=IL&last=ROCHE&first=Robert

      • Wonder why it is he gives so much to Harry Reid. You reckon through Acorn dividends Obama is getting a healthy gift in Harry.??

      • Alfy, according too Wiki –

        Robert Roche

        Robert W. Roche is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Acorn International Inc, a media and branding direct sales company based in
        Shanghai, China. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc., a Japan-based company that engages in the TV home shopping business. Mr. Roche is a founding member of the American Business Community of Nagoya. He is also the first governor from Chubu of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He was the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in 2010 and served as the Vice Chairman for 2011. Mr. Roche currently also serves on the board of Redhorse Automotive. In March 2012 he was named to the board of rVue Holdings.[1]

        In September 2010, Roche was appointed by President Barack Obama as a memer of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.[2] On January 18, 2011, he attended a U.S. State dinner which included President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Premier of China Hu Jintao, and Chinese Actor Jackie Chan.[3]

        Mr. Roche received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Japanese Studies from Illinois State University in 1985 and a J.D. degree from the University of Denver in 1988.[4] In 2010, he made a joint gift with the Roche Family Foundation of $3 million to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to establish the Roche Family International Business Transactions Program.[5]

        This page was last modified on 29 July 2012 at 17:19.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Roche
        ——-
        User:RVueInc

        rVue Holdings, Inc. is quoted on the OTCBB exchange trading under the symbol “RVUE.” rVue, Inc. is an advertising technology company with the first digital out-of-home demand side platform. The company began in 1995 as digital signage pioneer, Retail Media Systems.

        The companies first large client was Planet Hollywood’s worldwide chain of restaurants. Over the years, rVue has developed robust technology and installed and distributed content to over 80,000 screens located in various commercial environments such as malls and retail stores. In 1999, the company changed its name to RMS Networks, and established itself in digital media and marketing.

        
By 2005, the digital out-of-home (DOOH)industry began seeing significant strides and the company repositioned itself from a linear provider of digital signage and technology to that of a technology, marketing and emerging media company. In 2007, rVue invested heavily in the existing IP, named rVue, and developed the largest web-based platform for accessing DOOH advertising and commercial screens.

        History

        1995

        Retail Media Systems forms as full motion digital marketing agency that provides the ability to utilize proprietary video content distribution technology.
        1996

        RMS completes first round institutional funding. $1 million infusion earmarked to launch pilot network for automotive parts industry leaders. RMS launches its first full pilot network in after-market automotive parts industry. Monitors and additional equipment installed in thousands of NAPA, AutoZone, Big A Automotive, Advance Auto Parts and Western Auto retail locations nationwide. Performance tracked by Nielsen.
        1997 Snip

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:RVueInc
        =========
        Auto Parts, this explains what I found that below (dwn thread)

        Leza | October 9, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply

        Acorn Composite Corporation
        350 S. Centre Street, Suite 500
        Reno, NV 89501
        USA

        I found several business address’s listed at this address, most of them gave this notification –

        Better Business Bureau® In Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin

        (bottom of page)

        Additional Information
        top
        This business’ address (350 S Center St STE 500, Reno, NV 89501) is a Washoe County government building. No private businesses are located at this address. The business’ actual location is unknown.
        BBB file opened: 08/23/2010

        http://www.bbb.org/reno/business-reviews/auto-warranty-plans/4carwarranty-in-reno-nv-90012123

        auto-warranty-plans!
        350 S. Centre Street, Suite 500
        Reno, NV 89501

        Under the SAME address as Acorn Composite Corporation! Which it turns out 350 S. Centre Street, Reno, NV 89501 is entirely a FEDERAL BUILDING! OMG! again WTH?

        • Snippped from the Wiki above – Mr. Roche currently also serves on the board of Redhorse Automotive. In March 2012 he was named to the board of rVue Holdings.

          rVue Holdings, Inc. rVue.com is marketer of Social Media and QR Codes
          (bar coding)
          ——–

          Obama and the power of social media and technology

          In early 2007, Barack Obama was a little-known senator running for president against Democratic nominee and household name, Hilary Clinton. But on November 4, 2008, Obama, 47, was the first African American to win the election against Republican candidate, John McCain, becoming the 44th president of the United States.
          Obama won by nearly 200 electoral and 8.5 million popular votes. A major success factor was how Obama’s campaign used social media and technology as an integral part of its strategy, to raise money, and, more importantly, to develop a groundswell of empowered volunteers who felt they could make a difference.
          ~~~
          Obama raised $639 million from 3 million donors, mostly through the Internet.

          http://faculty-gsb.stanford.edu/aaker/pages/documents/TEBRMay-June-Obama.pdf

        • When I think of infomercials, I think “integrity”. NOT! Auto warranties? There was a big scandal recently in MO about some guys scamming people on auto warranties. http://www.startribune.com/nation/172288771.html?refer=y If you put “auto warranty” in a search engine, it comes up with lots of state attorneys calling them a “scam”. Is Mark associated with mobile phones? I remember he wrote his thesis on GPS.

          • I’m still looking into all the connections. Did you happen too read Obama gave out “thousands” of free phones (the poor) too his supporters.

            I happened too catch this yesterday –

            ObamaPhones Profiting Obama Donors

            October 08, 2012

            A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007.

            Last week a video of a President Barack Obama supporter in Ohio claiming to have received a free phone from the president—“[Obama] gave us a phone!”—went viral, prompting media outlets to investigate.

            Since 1985 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has operated a program called Lifeline, originally designed to provide free landline phone service for low-income individuals. The government subsidizes telecommunications firms providing the service, and those firms also pass on costs to customers via the “Universal Service Charge” on their phone bills.

            http://freebeacon.com/obamaphones-profiting-obamadonors/

        • “Mr. Roche also founded URBN Hotels, China’s first carbon-neutral hotel. He has been chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce/Shanghai since January 2010, and is director of the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.” http://blogs.du.edu/today/news-media/sturm-college-of-law-receives-3-million-gift

          Carbon neutral.

  4. Roche Robert W. Form SC 13G/A February 03, 2010

    UNITED STATES
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
    Washington, D.C. 20549
    SCHEDULE 13G
    (Amendment No. 2)
    Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

    Acorn International, Inc.

    (Name of Issuer)
    Ordinary Shares*
    American Depositary Shares
    (Title of Class of Securities)
    004854105**
    (CUSIP Number)
    December 31, 2009
    (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

    CUSIP No. 004854105
    SCHEDULE 13G
    Page 2 of 7 Pages

    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS/I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

    1 Robert W. Roche
    ~~~~
    1 Includes (i) 12,053,094 ordinary shares; (ii) 339,215 American Depositary shares, each representing 3 ordinary shares, including 5,400 ADS owned personally by Mr. Robert W. Roche and 333,815 ADS held by Acorn Composite Corporation, of which Mr. Robert W. Roche is the sole owner; and (iii) 68,000 ordinary shares issueable upon the exercise of stock appreciation rights, or SARs, held by Mr. Roche.

    2 Based on 88,924,915 total shares, which includes (i) 88,856,915 outstanding ordinary shares as of December 31, 2009; and (ii) 68,000 ordinary shares issuable pursuant to SARs held by Mr. Roche.

    CUSIP No. 004854105
    Acorn Composite Corporation
    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
    Nevada

    CUSIP No. 004854105

    Name of Issuer:
    Acorn International, Inc. (“Issuer”)

    Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
    18F, 20Baoshiyuan Building, 487Tianlin Lu, Shanghai 200233, People’s Republic of China

    Name of Person Filing:
    Robert W. Roche
    Acorn Composite Corporation

    Address of Principal Business Office or, If None, Residence; Citizenship

    Robert W. Roche
    c/o Acorn International Inc.
    18F, 20Baoshiyuan Building, 487Tianlin Lu
    Shanghai 200233
    People’s Republic of China

    Acorn Composite Corporation
    350 S. Centre Street, Suite 500
    Reno, NV 89501
    USA

    Citizenship
    Robert W. Roche – United States of America
    Acorn Composite Corporation – Nevada

    Mr. Roche is the sole owner of Acorn Composite Corporation. Accordingly, Mr. Roche may be deemed to beneficially own all of the shares held by Acorn Composite Corporation.

    CUSIP No. 004854105

    SIGNATURE

    After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. In addition, by signing below, the undersigned agrees that this Schedule 13G may be filed jointly on behalf of each of the Reporting Persons.

    Dated: January 28, 2010
    Robert W. Roche

    Acorn Composite Corporation

    http://finance.boston.com/boston/action/getedgarwindow?accesscode=119312510020770

  5. Citi Depositary Receipt Issuers
    Acorn
    Acorn International

    Acorn
    International
    Country: China
    Exchange: NYSE
    Ticker: ATV
    CUSIP: 004854105
    Ratio
    (Ords to ADRs): 3:1

    Acorn is a media and branding company in China, operating one of China’s largest TV direct sales businesses in terms of revenues and TV air time, other direct sales platforms and a nationwide distribution network.
    Acorn’s TV direct sales platform consists of airtime purchased from both national and local channels. Acorn’s other direct sales platforms include third-party bank channels, outbound calls, catalogs and Internet. Acorn
    has built a proven track record of developing, promoting and selling proprietary-branded products, as well as products from established third parties. For more information, please visit http://ir.chinadrtv.com.

    http://www.advisorone.com/sites/default/files/Citi%20FS%200612_web.pdf
    ~~~~
    Acorn International, Inc. Appoints Citi as Depositary for
    NYSE Listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Program
    May 9, 2007 – Acorn International, Inc., a multi platform company that operates one of the largest direct TV sales (often referred to as TV infomercials) businesses in China in combination with a nationwide distribution network, has appointed Citi as depositary for its NYSE listed ADR program. The company is headquartered in Shanghai. This is an initial public offering in the U.S. market. The Acorn International Depositary Shares (ADSs) trade on the NYSE under the
    symbol ATV (CUSIP 004854105). The ratio of Ordinary Shares to ADSs is 3 to 1. “As we build the Acorn International business in China and globally, we aim to boost the company’s visibility and reputation among U.S. investors,” said James Yujun Hu, Chairman and CEO of Acorn International. “Our NYSE-listed ADR is key to achieving a strong profile, and Citi’s support has been instrumental.”

    “We look forward to a long-term relationship with Acorn International as the company launches its ADR program, building a foundation for long-term commitment to investors in the U.S. capital market,” said Nancy Lissemore, Managing Director of Depositary Receipt Services at Citi.

    http://wwss.citissb.com/adr/pdf/Acorn_050907.pdf
    ~~~~
    Important Notice

    The Depository Trust Company

    The Depository Trust And Clearing Corporation

    #: 0114-11
    Date: February 4, 2011
    To: All Participants
    Category: Dividends
    From: Tax Reporting Service
    Attention: Managing Partner/Officer, Cashier, Dividend Mgr., Tax Mgr.
    Subject: Citibank – ADRs that the bank, as ADR depositary for these issues,has determined if they met the criteria for the reduced U.S. tax rate as “qualified dividends” for tax year 2010.

    CITIBANK – TAX YEAR 2010 – QUALIFIED AND NON-QUALIFIED LIST OF ADR ISSUES

    Company Name
    ACORN INTERNATIONAL
    CUSIP
    004854105
    Country
    PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
    Qualified/Non-Qualified
    QUALIFIED

    http://www.dtcc.com/downloads/legal/imp_notices/2011/dtc/div/0114-11.pdf

  6. UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
    Washington, D.C. 20549

    Form 13F
    Form 13F COVER PAGE
    Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended: December 31, 2009
    Check here if Amendment [X]; Amendment Number: 1
    This Amendment (Check only one.):
    [X] is a restatement.
    [ ] adds new holdings entries.

    Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:

    Name: Northern Trust Corporation
    Address: 50 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60603
    Form 13F File Number: 28-290
    ~~
    Chicago, IL February 23, 2010
    [X] 13F HOLDINGS REPORT
    AMENDMENT CORRECTS HOLDINGS FOR COMPLETE PRODUCTION SERVICES. CUSIP 20453E109.

    FORM 13F DATE 12-31-09 NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION PAGE 22

    ACORN INTL INC COM 004854105 1,401 SOLE 296,225

    http://finance.boston.com/boston/action/getedgarwindow?accesscode=125648410000016

    • Northern Trust Corporation!

      • http://rense.com/general20/proj.htm
        Leza , while I realize this may seem somewhat nebulous or off topic, it really isn’t. While yu are finding all this on Mr. Roche, I can’t help but think about this as an explanation to some degree…..in some way or another. It’s worth reading to the end…..but there are many much more in depth (I mean explicit depth) that shows what Our government or people connected all over has been doing and connects the dots almost sucinctly from the years just before and after WW11 up to our present time. I found much of this while exploring the Mboya/Brpwn stories and the many names associated from Africa,Indonesia, south America, London, Austrailia and all in between….The stories are actually just one long continuous covert and overt operations installed in common various government and foundational organizations, the list is too long to even begin to show you…..but Roche and his businesses and associations sounds just like some of this stuff I read about.
        You really are on to something that I’ve considered is going on, but don’t understand it all or how it all connects, but if you keep digging I think it will pay off.

  7. This is a duplicate comment, the other one went into moderation because of more than (3) link’s. Please disregard the comment (duplicate) in moderation “only” TY.

    Acorn
    Acorn International

    Acorn

    International
    Country: China
    Exchange: NYSE
    Ticker: ATV
    CUSIP: 004854105
    Ratio
    (Ords to ADRs): 3:1

    Acorn is a media and branding company in China, operating one of China’s largest TV direct sales businesses in terms of revenues and TV air time, other direct sales platforms and a nationwide distribution network.

    Acorn’s TV direct sales platform consists of airtime purchased from both national and local channels. Acorn’s other direct sales platforms include third-party bank channels, outbound calls, catalogs and Internet. Acorn
    has built a proven track record of developing, promoting and selling proprietary-branded products, as well as products from established third parties. For more information, please visit ir.chinadrtv.com.

    http://www.advisorone.com/sites/default/files/Citi%20FS%200612_web.pdf
    ~~~~
    Acorn International, Inc. Appoints Citi as Depositary for
    NYSE Listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Program
    May 9, 2007 – Acorn International, Inc., a multi platform company that operates one of the largest direct TV sales (often referred to as TV infomercials) businesses in China in combination with a nationwide distribution network, has appointed Citi as depositary for its NYSE listed ADR program. The company is headquartered in Shanghai. This is an initial public offering in the U.S. market. The Acorn International Depositary Shares (ADSs) trade on the NYSE under the
    symbol ATV (CUSIP 004854105). The ratio of Ordinary Shares to ADSs is 3 to 1. “As we build the Acorn International business in China and globally, we aim to boost the company’s visibility and reputation among U.S. investors,” said James Yujun Hu, Chairman and CEO of Acorn International. “Our NYSE-listed ADR is key to achieving a strong profile, and Citi’s support has been instrumental.”

    “We look forward to a long-term relationship with Acorn International as the company launches its ADR program, building a foundation for long-term commitment to investors in the U.S. capital market,” said Nancy Lissemore, Managing Director of Depositary Receipt Services at Citi.

    http://wwss.citissb.com/adr/pdf/Acorn_050907.pdf
    ~~~~
    Important Notice

    The Depository Trust Company

    The Depository Trust And Clearing Corporation

    #: 0114-11
    Date: February 4, 2011
    To: All Participants
    Category: Dividends
    From: Tax Reporting Service
    Attention: Managing Partner/Officer, Cashier, Dividend Mgr., Tax Mgr.
    Subject: Citibank – ADRs that the bank, as ADR depositary for these issues,has determined if they met the criteria for the reduced U.S. tax rate as “qualified dividends” for tax year 2010.

    CITIBANK – TAX YEAR 2010 – QUALIFIED AND NON-QUALIFIED LIST OF ADR ISSUES

    Company Name
    ACORN INTERNATIONAL
    CUSIP
    004854105
    Country
    PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
    Qualified/Non-Qualified
    QUALIFIED

    http://www.dtcc.com/downloads/legal/imp_notices/2011/dtc/div/0114-11.pdf

    • Somehow Mark is associated with this.

      • Was my first thought on all of this 😉

      • http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV?id={2D709255-045C-4F57-A7B7-93C0753320F1}&title=Obama-Abortion-Helps-Men-Too Somehow Mark is/seriously could be associated with this. I sure agree with you guys there.

        I don’t know if the video of Obama is the right one here….It’s here somewhere where he is standing in front of planned parenthood. If this url doesn’t show it first, it here some where.

        What is astounding to me, and the reason I post this now is that when you come to the planned parenthood video, it’s a little blurry, ….just stare at that for a bit……as it looks just like some of Marks photos. I’m dead serious, and now I don’t think Bama Sr. is their father. But maybe mark and David/Barry are very closely related..I mean really close. Someone find this and compare. Please tell me what you think. If we could establish that these two are truely kin (which Mark looks Chinoid/arab/ or something like that) the scenerio of what’s going on gets quite shadey/scarey.

        • I had to embed that link in Mark’s name to get it to work.

        • Hmmm. Alfy, I can see what you are saying. Stop the video at different points and the still pic with the minute distortion from the blurriness does make one think of Mark.

        • Alfy, I’m sorry I watched the clip last night, I was just too tired too respond too it. Yes I agree, Mark and Barry in some instances do look alike. The Arab part, I have thought that for a looong time. Stop and think about all of your own research, which has been excellent, btw, and how all of this connects.

          • Alfy, check out ETL’s comment’s (link’s) at this FR link, just a small example of what I’m talking about too you.

            http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944135/posts

          • Alfy – A refresher, this is research I did quite awhile back, I’m sure you remember. But look how it stand’s out today, especially the Arab banking part’s.

            https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/hows-the-weather-above-ground-these-days/

          • The banking stuff is quite thorough…and interesting. I figure somebody funds or backs Mark or he runs all these different businesses as cover or maybe to launder something.He’s got chain or restaurants’s , a shipping business… to what extent that business is large or small, that one I wish I could find more on. It was once ndesandjo enterprises . He teaches supposedely at orpanage and now gives chaarity functions raising money for various causes. Just recently I looked him up again in white pages for something…and one of his addresses is Washington d.c. Hmm.He had or has addresses in several places in Georgia and New jersey, connecticut and California. He travels to Hong Kong right much and goes to Africa, went to Israel, Texas. He gets around for a guy who says he hasn’t much. And then he has some sort of consulting web sight for busines entrepaneurs. Remember he had an address on Rucker Rd. which we never could find, but that was near that Mosque in Georgia,the one that the city wouldn’t let expand their building for a larger mosque. I just wonder if he funnels money or other contraband via his shipping co. ….and of course he’s in Cahoots with the American Chamber dude in Guandhong , Harley Seyedin. Wonder what he knows about banking? He did supposedly go to the business school at Emory .Since he knows Harley, you reckon he knows Robert Roche too?

          • Alfy – while I understand what your saying, and I agree about Mark, I think you missed most of my point I was trying too make 😦

            I looked into something else I thought interesting that may or may not connect into all of this. We all know about Senator Hiram L. Fong of Hawaii that gave Lolo the extended stay in Hawaii, well I found some fact’s that I did not know before about Fong.

            Congressional archived papers of Senator Hiram L. Fong

            Senator Hiram L. Fong had a close relationship with Taiwan’s President Chiang Kai-Sheck who was also a close ally of Sun Yat-sen
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Kai-shek Fong was also admired in China for his personal success. He (Fong) received the Gwanghwan medal from Hong Kong. Fong had a very close relationship with China and Hong Kong.

            http://www.senatorfong.com/UH_papers.pdf

            There’s much more information at that link re; Fong like one of his greatest achievements was the development of the East-West center at the University of Hawaii. The mission of the East-West center was too provide a center for learning between the Eastern and the Western worlds, and he felt strongly about immigrants particularly Asian immigration quotas and the plight of refuges worldwide. He also drew upon a elaborately planned get out the vote system.

            In 1959 – Hiram L Fong was sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Representative, co-incidence? Yes, even though Fong was an elected as a republican I’ve always thought there is a bigger connection Re; Fong. Could I be wrong? of course I could be, but it is a feeling I’ve always had that is pretty darn strong.

             
            

          • appellant Carson, who was the Administrative Assistant to United States Senator Hiram Fong, and he indicated that the big money would go to Senator Fong2 and “to individuals in the Justice Department.”

            464 F.2d 424
            UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.
            v.
            Robert T. CARSON, Defendant-Appellant.
            No. 685, Docket 72-1123.
            United States Court of Appeals,
            Second Circuit.
            Argued April 13, 1972.
            Decided July 7, 1972.

            Henry J. Boitel, New York City, for appellant.

            Robert G. Morvillo, Asst. U. S. Atty. (Whitney North Seymour, Jr., U. S. Atty. for the Southern District of New York, Joseph Jaffe and Peter F. Rient, Asst. U. S. Attys., on the brief), for appellee.

            Before FRIENDLY, Chief Judge, and SMITH and OAKES, Circuit Judges.

            OAKES, Circuit Judge:

            Robert T. Carson appeals from his convictions, following a jury trial, for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in furtherance of bribery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 371, and for perjury before a federal grand jury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1621.1 While our decision to affirm appellant’s convictions turns on the interpretation of technical language of the criminal code, the result obtaining has certain precedential value concerning interrelationships of influence between the Congress and the Executive. Thus we review the pertinent facts of the case with some particularity.

            In the fall of 1970, co-defendant Joseph Bald and one Michael Hellerman discovered they were under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York in connection with certain stock transactions. At Hellerman’s suggestion and with the help of co-conspirator Harold Blond, Bald in November 1970 met with a New Yorker named Edward “Eddie” Adams, an older gentleman who supposedly carried a lot of political influence in Washington, to attempt to arrange a “fix” on the investigations. Adams was agreeable, but indicated the “fix” would be costly ($50,000-$100,000) and that he, Adams, would need “front” or “seed” money of between $2,000 and $2,500. Bald, however, would not part with seed money until there was assurance that some success to the venture would be in the offing. Adams then said he would try to introduce Bald to appellant Carson, who was the Administrative Assistant to United States Senator Hiram Fong, and he indicated that the big money would go to Senator Fong2 and “to individuals in the Justice Department.”

            Snip~

            Appellant [Robert T. Carson] testified that as a part of his job and under the applicable “procedure that goes on at Capitol Hill,” he as an administrative assistant to Senator Fong would exert influence on various agencies and branches of the Government “without any strings attached.” This would be done on behalf of the Senator’s constituents and political contributors and their friends to help them with their problems. In this case, however, appellant argues that if he did accept a bribe to help the “friends” here involved, through the use of influence, he was embarking not on an official act but merely on a “personal frolic of his own,” quoting the unrelated case of United States v. Cho Po Sun, 409 F.2d 489, 491 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 396 U.S. 864, 90 S.Ct. 140, 24 L.Ed.2d 118 (1969).

            http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/464/464.F2d.424.72-1123.685.html

          • Senator Fong (Sen. Hiram L. Fong) gave Lolo an indefinite extension of stay in the US on March 20, 1964.

            Robert T Carson? he as an administrative assistant to Senator Fong would exert influence on various agencies and branches of the
            Government “without any strings attached.” This would be done on behalf of the Senator’s constituents and political contributors and their friends to help them with their problems.

            Did Lolo give a a political gift? The Indonesian goverment? in exchange for helping the Soetoro family? Just say’in….only looking for the truth, as we all are.

  8. active power nasdaq american stock trans

    ACORN INTL INC

    https://content.sharebuilder.com/mgdcon/core/faq/drs/drs_eligible/DRS-Eligible.pdf
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    Barclays PLC · 13F-HR · For 3/31/08

    ACORN INTERNATIONAL INC. ADR R COM 004854105 163 21400 SH Defined 31 21400

    http://www.secinfo.com/d9GXa.ta.htm
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    Hedge Eligible Securities The Options Clearing Corporation

    004854105 ACORN INTERNATIONAL INC.

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/33508243/Hedge-Eligible-Securities-The-Options-Clearing-Corporation-OCC-Symbol-Cusip-Description-A
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    nyxdata
    atv|atv|acorn international
    ACORN INTERNATIONAL, INC|N|A|100|482050|482050|004854105|ATV|
    w.nyxdata.com/doc/41864 (I cut off two of the ww intentionally so that the comment would not go into moderation)

    ACORN INTERNATIONAL investment’s just go on and on, and on. I did not list half of them, Arco was another that stood out.

    Sorry too bog down the thread, I wanted too find as much information about them before it disappears.

  9. In black and white right on the founder of ACORN Wade Rathke’s own web site ACORN International IS ACORN where he is Chief Organizer!

    Wade Rathke: Chief Organizer Blog

    Founder of ACORN, Chief Organizer at ACORN International, Author of
    Citizen Wealth, Global Grassroots and The Battle for the 9th Ward.

    http://www.waderathke.com
    ——————————

    Wrathful Wade Rathke

    By Matthew Vadum on 7.16.09 @ 6:07AM

    The ACORN founder wants to use the Internet to overthrow the capitalist system.

    Snip

    In his book Rathke hails “Cloward and Piven’s exciting call to arms.” He notes that the activist group they created and that he organized for in the late 1960s, the now-defunct National Welfare Rights Organization, caused “a flood tide from its work that allowed many boats to rise, including the level of participation in government assistance programs.”

    In a new interview with DailyKos blogger Robert Ellman, Rathke complains bitterly that Americans are not getting all the government benefits to which they are legally entitled. (The podcast is available here.)

    http://www.spectator.org/archives/2009/07/16/wrathful-wade-rathke
    —————-

    WADE RATHKE

    Founder and former Chief Organizer of ACORN, a nationwide activist network engaged in “community organizing” and in voter mobilization drives for George Soros’ Shadow Party

    Former draft-resistance activist for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Former activist in the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) and protegé of its founder George A. Wiley
    Co-founder of the Tides Foundation, along with Drummond Pike. Currently serves as Board Chairman of the Tides Center and member of the Tides Foundation Board of Directors

    Founded Local 100 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in New Orleans and heads it to this day. Rathke is president and co-founder of SEIU’s Southern Conference and a member of SEIU’s national executive board. He also helped launch the United Labor Union (ULU), which organizes low-skill service workers.

    Rathke chairs the AFL-CIO’s Organizers Forum and formerly served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO.

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1773

    • Co-founder of TIDES?!!! I don’t remember that factoid. When I hear “Tides”, I think of Hillary and John Kerry’s wife. You have to wonder how the Clintons themselves escaped vetting, especially Hillary. I can’t follow all these details. Do you have a connection between Rathke’s ACORN and Roche’s company called ACORN?

      • The only connection I have is what is on Rathke’s web site. Acorn International. It is registered in the U.S. as such so wouldn’t it be the same Acorn International?

        • I don’t know. Is it possible for there to be a company called that and also a not-for-profit or whatever they call the community organizing ex-Acorn International? Is it a union?

  10. Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama’s Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole

    Oct 08, 2012 08:15 AM EST

    A new report obtained by Townhall from the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute [GAI] shows the Obama campaign has potentially
    violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or foreign credit card transactions on the official Obama for America [OFA] donation webpage.

    For the past eight months, GAI has been investigating the potential influence of foreign online campaign donations in House, Senate and presidential elections. The report was conducted using spidering software and found thousands of foreign sites linking to campaign donation pages. The investigation was conducted with the guidance of a former U.S. attorney. GAI is led by Peter Schweizer, who recently exposed congressional insider trading in his book Throw Them All Out.

    “As FBI surveillance tapes have previously shown, foreign governments understand and are eager to exploit the weaknesses of American campaigns,” the report says. “This, combined with the Internet’s ability to disintermediate campaign contributions on a mass scale, as well as outmoded and lax Federal Election Commission rules, make U.S. elections vulnerable to foreign influence.”
    ~~~
    IT ALL ADDS UP

    A large part of the Team Obama operation is outsourced. More than 200
    domain names with the word “Obama” in the web address have been purchased. The most significant of these websites may be Obama.com, which is owned by an Obama bundler in Shanghai, China with “questionable business ties to state-run Chinese enterprises,” according to the report.

    Obama.com was purchased in 2008, and, although Obama.com is owned by a third party, not the campaign itself, the site redirects its foreign traffic, a whopping 68 percent, directly to the official Obama for America campaign donation page. The Obama campaign’s official and main website, BarackObama.com, sees 43 percent of its traffic coming from foreign IP addresses, according to web metrics firm Markosweb and noted in the report.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/10/08/exposing_barack_obamas_illegal_foreign_campaign_money_loophole
    ———–

    Obama.com archived link from Feb. 24, 2007

    http://web.archive.org/web/20070609171204/http://www.obama.com/

    • This went on in 2008, too, but in four years nobody has done anything about it. The Republicans should have pushed laws to prevent this from happening. That alone, even if they didn’t pass, would have brought the issue to the forefront. It’s not like they didn’t know. They had a perfect opening when Barry was complaining that Citizens United allowed foreigners to contribute to SuperPacs.

    • If they can outsource campaign contributions wonder if they can outsource mail in voting ballots too?

  11. Rosa goes directly to the truth about Agenda 21. She goes with video right to the town meetings, such as the Bay Area, which is is being run now with all the implementors in place and she can tell yu who works at the local level and can point out which ones work for the UN directly. She calls democrats out, she shows what tactics these people are using to inforce the Agenda and how citizens are being force fed what they must do to maintain Agenda 21. You gotta check her out, you’ll see.
    I had written a long paragraph about Rosa Koire and was going to send yu something so yu could see for yourself the extent to which she goes to Teaparties who give her respect, because they share her disdain for this awful intrusive gov/UN takeover of the people. She knows her stuff, from legal standpoint and every other way that Agenda 21 is being implimented. Anyway My paragraph disappeared , but you should give her your time. I learned more from her discussions than anywhere else. Have you forgotten that there are democrats who are witnessing their own party being run over by the progressive takeover of the party ? Listen to her, I guarantee you’ll learn something. I think she’s from Santa Rosa (is that a county or town?) area.

    • Santa Rosa is in Marin County – about 45 minutes to an hour from San Francisco (part of wine country).

      • Beautiful area too travel through.

        Okay Alf, for you I’ll check into her, okay? 😉 I’ll get back too you at a later date on my thoughts.

        • Thoughtful gesture Leza, I think we may all learn alot from what she and others like her are doing. Thanks!! Then there’s lots on whats considered the Bay Area?

  12. “OBAMA ATTENDED WEDDING OF VP DEBATE MODERATOR”

    “(DAILY CALLER) President Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.

    After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was scheduled to moderate the one and only vice-presidential debate Thursday night.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-attended-wedding-of-vp-debate-moderator/?cat_orig=politics

  13. The U.S. Participants, per VP staff: Robert Roche, Founder/Executive Chairman of Acorn International

    Biden hints at trade deals

    By POLITICO STAFF
    08/19/11

    Vice President Joe Biden hinted at new trade agreements with China as he led a delegation of U.S. business leaders in dialogue with his counterpart Xi Jinping Friday at the Raffles Beijing Hotel.

    Unfortunately, during the presser the veep’s legendary loquaciousness was put on hold — “I’m mainly here to listen,” he said — with Xi speaking at length about the U.S. economy and mutual economic cooperation without going into much detail, according to pool reports. Biden is on a five-day tour of China.

    The two countries’ delegations did, however, offer some clues into areas in which the talks progressed.

    The U.S. Participants, per VP staff:

    –Roberta Lipson, CEO Chindix Intl and Chairman of the Board of United Family Hospitals
    –Ted Dean, Chairman of Board of Governors of Am-Cham China
    –Zili Shao, JP Morgan Chairman and CEO for China
    –Tony Su, President for Dupont China
    –Kevin Wale, GM China Group President and Managing Director
    –Muhtar Kent, CEO Coca Cola Co.
    –Richard Lavin, Group President Caterpillar Inc
    –Eric Musser, CEO Corning China
    –Robert Roche, Founder/Executive Chairman of Acorn International
    –Mark Hutchinson, President and CEO GE Greater China

    From China:

    –Wei Jiafu, Captain, COSCO Group
    –Chang Xiaobing, Chairman and CEO, China Unicom
    –Ma Jianping, COFCO Corp.
    –Zhang Guangchun, Sr. VP, Suntech Power Co.
    –Zhou Jianxiong, President and MD, XEMC,
    –Li Lihui, Vice Chairman and President, Bank of China
    –Zhang Ruimin, Chairman and CEO, Haier Group
    –Liu Chuanzhi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lenovo Group
    –Lu Guanqiu, Pres. Of Board, Wanxiang Group Corp.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0811/chinese_whispers_d89a5428-dc1d-4db3-9689-8ffbb6617260.html

  14. Robert Roche is an entrepreneur, attorney and investor who has lived in Japan and China for more than 25 years. He moved with his family to Shanghai in 2004. He founded and is director of Acorn International, China’s largest infomercial company with over 2,000 employees, which listed on the NYSE (ATV) in 2007. He also founded and is chairman of Oak Lawn Marketing, the largest infomercial company in Japan with over
    750 employees, of which a 51% stake was sold to NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile phone operator. After arriving in Shanghai, Robert pointed his entrepreneurship towards the green sector and co-founded URBN Hotel, the first carbon neutral hotel in China. Mr. Roche is also the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
    Board of Governors and a member of the board of the US Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai

    World Expo. He was a member of the Shanghai American School Board of Trustees for two years and a board member of the Nagoya International School. Additionally, Robert was one of three non-US based members of President Obama’s National Finance Committee and is a Member of the Board of the Harvard Public Diplomacy Collaborative Initiative. He is fluent in Japanese and has intermediate-level competency in Mandarin Chinese.

    http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/ftpuploadfiles/event/sustainability_conference/2010/bios/Roche.pdf

    • Sweet: Obama, at Sun-Times request, releases names of finance committee members, Senate interns.

      By Lynn Sweet on March 24, 2008 3:01 AM

      WASHINGTON—In response to requests by the Chicago Sun-Times—some longstanding– the Obama campaign on Saturday released names of Obama’s presidential National Finance Committee; U.S. Senate finance committee and interns who have worked in the Obama U.S. Senate office. His 2004 senate committee included Tony Rezko–on trial on public corruption charges– and his wife, Rita.

      While Obama’s campaign has balked for months in making public the names of the National Finance Committee members, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said the information would be disclosed during a meeting with the Chicago Sun-Times on March 14. Obama is making government transparency and ethics a centerpiece of his White House bid.

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      From a transcript of the session with the Sun-Times:

      “Will you release to us a member of your campaign finance committee for the U.S. Senate?

      A: I’m happy to release that.

      Q: And the nation campaign finance committee for president?

      A: Yes.”

      At issue is not who gives—that eventually is disclosed under federal law—but who is helping Obama by hosting an event. That information does not have to be made public.

      Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate finance committee contains the names of a number of Chicago based Democrats who have been long-time major donors and fund-raisers —and Tony Rezko and his wife, Rita. Rezko, on trial in a Chicago courtroom on corruption charges. On March 14, Obama said Rezko had raised about $250,000 for Obama—for his state senate, House and U.S. Senate runs.

      For his 2008 presidential run, Obama does release the names of his best “bundlers” –those who raise between $50,000 and at least $200,000. Bundlers are people who tap into their own extensive personal networks to raise money for a candidate and in return are supposed to get recognition for their efforts from the campaigns.

      But the Obama campaign has carved from these ranks of elite fund-raisers a National Finance Committee, who are deemed to have potential to raise money for Obama over the long haul.

      Members of Obama’s NFC have been invited to special briefings with Obama and his advisors, were given priority in getting into Oprah Winfrey’s fund-raiser at her home near Santa Barbara, Calif. and have been encouraged to travel to primary and caucus states to volunteer knocking on doors and at phonebanks.

      2008 OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE

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      Robert Roche

      http://www.blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_obama_at_suntimes_reques.html

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