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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:24 AM

Stunning report on Obama's visit to Burma - will make you proud!

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Reply Stunning report on Obama's visit to Burma - will make you proud! (Original post)
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 OP
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #1
Patiod Nov 2012 #4
renate Nov 2012 #11
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #15
Ineeda Nov 2012 #2
still_one Nov 2012 #5
Historic NY Nov 2012 #10
xxqqqzme Nov 2012 #22
young but wise Nov 2012 #3
classof56 Nov 2012 #6
efhmc Nov 2012 #7
peace13 Nov 2012 #8
Scuba Nov 2012 #9
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #19
AnotherDreamWeaver Nov 2012 #12
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #34
BlueMTexpat Nov 2012 #13
shireen Nov 2012 #14
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #16
vermont farmguy Nov 2012 #17
adieu Nov 2012 #18
Unknown Beatle Nov 2012 #20
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #21
ellenfl Nov 2012 #23
heaven05 Nov 2012 #24
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #25
riverwalker Nov 2012 #26
colorado_ufo Nov 2012 #29
Historic NY Nov 2012 #31
colorado_ufo Nov 2012 #27
Buddaman Nov 2012 #28
Cha Nov 2012 #30
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2012 #32
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #33

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:41 AM

1. I am actually surprised that Alex did not make the trip with the President and SOS.

Her wiki entry -

"Wagner grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Brown University in 1999. Her mother is an immigrant from Rangoon, Burma, whose name is Tin Swe Thant."

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:00 AM

4. She did seem to be beaming as she narrated this piece

Very cool.

I love this guy.

I sleep better at night knowing that he's at the helm, and that Hillary is flying around putting out fires for him.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:03 PM

11. that would explain why she seemed extra happy about this

I noticed last night that she was a lot more pumped while reporting this story than an anchor normally would be.

That's so cool! And a good catch by you!

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Response to renate (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:22 PM

15. I actually remembered that when Aung San Suu Kyi was recently in the states

Alex moderated an event. Here is a short clip -

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:50 AM

2. A remarkable man

doing a remarkable thing. Yes, I am very proud.

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

5. Yes, and many in our country do not even realize the remarkable person we have as a leader

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

10. K & R "Forward"

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:15 PM

22. He has grown into the

leader we now see. He is comfortable with the job and the office. Maybe that is the difference. Other candidates will boast of their credentials to assume the office; will insist they have the qualifications. He did not have a long list. But damn, he wears the mantle w/ grace and a quiet self assurance.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

6. k&R

With gratitude.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:26 AM

7. Simply beautiful.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:29 AM

8. Fantastic report!

Brings a tear...

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:30 AM

9. That's MY President!!

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Response to Scuba (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:44 PM

19. That's our Pres.! Good job, Barack. Scuba. Yay!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:07 PM

12. His Grandfather was there, serving in British Military?

That's an interesting twist in the story. I wish the country the best, they have had a long struggle.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:17 PM

13. Lovely, thank you! eom

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:18 PM

14. wonderful to see Hillary there

I'm going to miss her.

Great report, thanks for posting it.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:32 PM

16. "I want to move forward."

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:40 PM

17. terrific report

thank you Alex. For allowing history to be part of your reporting. Looking forward does not mean ignoring the past. We learn from that history and it should be more forthcoming in our journalistic reports. But that calls for knowledge and I appreciate when people take the time to learn about the history that shapes events of the day.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:43 PM

18. The difference between an Obama administration and a Romney administration

would be that Romney's administration would attempt to go into Myanmar/Burma to see how best to exploit it for his corporate overlord friends. They'll figure out how best to get the Burmese leaders to allow the corporations to exploit the workers while the leaders look the other way. The leaders will get rich, the corporations will get rich, and the populace would be transferred from being under the yoke of the government to being under the yoke of corporations. In other words, see the Marianas.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:52 PM

20. I sleep better knowing that

Obama is our president. We definitely dodged a bullet by not having romney as our president. I can imagine what romney would do and say regarding Burma, probably that we need to bomb them. romney would have been bush on steroids.

Thank you, President Obama!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:09 PM

21. So Proud....I am so very proud of My President

"the fickers of progress that we have see must not be extinguished............they must be a shining North Star"

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:38 PM

23. alex disclosed her burmese origins a couple of weeks ago.

i had often wondered about her background. i love seeing her enthusiasm.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:42 PM

24. actually

choked me up a bit. I am so glad he is a good/decent/courageous human being in the same space as another good/decent/courageous human being unlike the bullets we just dodged two weeks ago.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:23 PM

25. Wonderful

sugoi!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:42 PM

26. The Two Nobel Laureates

Two beautiful souls.


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Response to riverwalker (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:56 PM

29. Power, light, and warmth radiate from that picture.

It helps restore my soul and gives me hope for this troubled world.

Such sacrifice, such nobility, such hope.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:07 PM

31. People complain about Obamas Nobel...

I thought of it as a reward for the work he would do.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:52 PM

27. Fabulous report!

I am so proud of our President!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:55 PM

28. Beautiful.............

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:17 PM

30. Magnificent.. thank you, ProfessionalLeftist!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:15 PM

32. All I can add is K&R

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:15 AM

33. K&R

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