Archive for December 23rd, 2014

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Dec
14

2014: 99ts’ Most Memorable Moments

by 99ts

Living down under there is really one moment that outshone the rest in 2014 – the visit of PBO to Brisbane. It became memorable in many ways, some due to family events of that same weekend, he gave us calm when it was much needed – but the best of the best was PBO flying over our house. I’m sure I saw him checking it out.

Emoji

AF1 magnified as best we could – it was a long way away

One of the Ospreys guarding M1

MarineOne flying over our house – heading to the RAAF base Amberley

Two Copters – to confuse

AF1 heading North East of us – to the Pacific and on to Hawaii

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President Obama holds a koala before the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane

23
Dec
14

Photo Of The Year: January & February

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January

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 (1) Golfing at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe

(2) First Lady Michelle Obama tapes a “Let’s Move!” public service announcement with 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat players LeBron James, left, and Dwyane Wade, in the Map Room of the White House (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

(3) President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Personal Secretary Anita Decker react to a video on Decker’s computer monitor in the Outer Oval Office (Photo by Pete Souza)

(4) President Obama waits with Sergeants at Arms and Members of Congress before entering the House Chamber to deliver the State of the Union address. Standing with the President are, from left: Paul Irving, House Sergeant at Arms; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; and Terrance Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms (Photo by Pete Souza)

(5) @petesouza: POTUS at Costco in Lanham, Md.

(6) President Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom in the Oval Office (Photo by Pete Souza)

(7) First Lady Michelle Obama poses for a selfie with Ryan Seacrest after taping a “Let’s Move!” interview at E! Networks in Los Angeles (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

(8) First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden tape a Super Bowl message honoring troops and veterans, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Continue reading ‘Photo Of The Year: January & February’

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Dec
14

Chat On

@NerdyWonka

23
Dec
14

Chat Away

My toon of the year!

23
Dec
14

2014: Arapaho’s Most Memorable Moments

by Arapaho

My favorite moments of 2014 were those which showcased PBO in foreign settings, and how he sincerely understands the importance of youth in this world and in this country.

All favorite moments are underscored by President Obama’s undying faith and belief in that which unites us and makes us human.

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2014 Themes

1) Youth Leaders

2) Foreign Relations

3) Connection to Humanity

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Youth Leaders

#1 (a) This 6-minute MTV video…

…. shows the powerful results of young leaders inspiring other youth of their community. What could be more important to those under 18 than suicide prevention and education?

The white elite take for granted the experiences they carry with them from their days at summer camp — it doesn’t occur to them that less privileged youth don’t have the opportunity to meet other young people outside of their high school or church. Beginning next year, the annual Tribal Youth Leaders Conference will make such a difference in the lives of Native American communities and their children.

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Could not be prouder or more impressed by Dahkota “Kicking Bear” Brown of Jackson CA for creating the peer-to-peer tutoring and mentoring N.E.R.D.S (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students) program when he was in the 8th grade (!)

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Here’s the ONLY MSM article that I found that provided coverage of the historic outreach to this country’s First Americans:

Washington Post: How the stories of Native American youths made Obama cry in the Oval Office

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#1 (b) The first sitting US President to set foot in Native American tribal land, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Jun 13, 2014

Continue reading ‘2014: Arapaho’s Most Memorable Moments’

23
Dec
14

Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama plays with Bo, the Obama family dog, aboard Air Force One during a flight to Hawaii, Dec. 23, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today is the day …. when I do my Christmas shopping. Which is one day earlier than most recent years, so: 😎

But first, 26 cups of coffee.

MoooOOOooorning everyone!




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