Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:47 AM
Jumping John (930 posts)
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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:22 AM
chadk (20 posts)
2. Indeed it is beautiful countryside...
and will be a peaceful and more beautiful country if we here in this archipelago could rid of those hardline fundamental Moslem groups! I bet President Obama's mind rolls back to some of his childhood years here if he happens to have time watching this short clip.
Response to chadk (Reply #2)
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:34 PM
freshwest (50,910 posts)
6. Indonesia has the ecological diversity that many regions now lack. As far as the fundamentalist
religions being oppressive there, I've seen unhappy news reports. But it's not unique to that region. I don't know why the people are leaving their former beliefs or being radicalized, but I suspect it's foreign pressures. We have our own domestic pressures here, too.
As far as Obama, I don't know if he really got to see much of this, as I think he lived in a more urban area. It is just mindboggling for Americans to see so much natural beauty, unspoiled, although I know some bad choices are being made in some places.
I wonder what those children are studying in school and what they will be doing when they are adults. I liked seeing the girls in school, so they are not suffering from those wanting to deny them an education as those in Afghanistan. That's encouraging.
I don't know if you've seen it, but here is a video with Obama's sister who explains a bit of how he grew up. I think we are very fortunate to have a president that is at ease with all cultures, it's astounding to a lot of people: