Gun Activists With Assault Rifles Harass Marine Veteran On Memorial Day. God Almighty I Wish This Was Me.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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I have felt a somewhat mean angry nasty spirited emotion over take me the past week. I seem to have reached a brick wall reinforced by old Pittsburgh steel when it comes to my already very low tolerance for dumbfuckery from dumbassgunmorons.

 

I would gladly have switched places with this Marine Vet & been face to face with these gun toting no military service idiots, with a much different outcome than the one we see here with this Veteran.

 

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From Mother Jones:

 

Gun Activists With Assault Rifles Harass Marine Veteran on Memorial Day.

 

“Are you gonna cry? Sounds like you’re about to cry.” Watch armed men pursue a vet through downtown Fort Worth.

 

 

On Memorial Day this week, a former Marine in Texas named James got a couple calls from friends who’d spotted an unusual gathering in downtown Fort Worth: Roughly a dozen people, mostly men, were hanging out in the middle of the city’s cultural district, armed with semi-automatic rifles. James quickly knew what his friends were describing, having recently encountered an open-carry demonstration himself in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An independent TV commercial producer who sometimes films live events, James headed downtown with his camera to get some footage.

 

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What he saw there struck him as especially provocative. Not only had the open-carry activists come to a typically relaxed, family friendly part of town, they were displaying intimidating firearms just three days after a major gun massacre in Southern California. What he didn’t anticipate was that they would soon be pursuing him for several city blocks with cameras of their own, harassing him and later posting the footage online, where they would also level homophobic slurs and violent threats against him.

 

Women who speak out have been the primary target for gun activists, as I detailed in a recent investigation. But now, on a day meant to honor fallen service members, a military vet would make the hit list.

 

James, who asked that his last name not be used, knows his way around guns. He served for four years in the US Marines infantry, where he earned several awards for marksmanship. He is a gun owner, he told me, and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and concealed-carry rights. But while carrying rifles publicly is legal in Texas, he felt that these guys—supporters of a movement that seeks to legalize the open carrying of handguns—were crossing a line.

 

“I’ll be happy to smash assholes like him,” said one gun activist online. “Who here wants to help ruin him?” said another.

 

The men, members of the groups Open Carry Texas and Open Carry Tarrant County, asked him which news network he was with. When he said he wasn’t, things began turning frosty. They pressed him about what he thought of their demonstration, and he replied with an unvarnished opinion that included profanities, language he told me he regrets having used.

 

“I’m all for responsible gun owners,” he says. “What I was taught was not to wear it around like a gold chain. What they’re doing is irresponsible. It intimidates the public, and people have just as much right to be comfortable in their public environment as these guys have a right to own their firearms.”

 

Suddenly he was surrounded by about a half-dozen armed men. They started badgering him with questions and accusing him of being anti-American. “I said, ‘Are you kidding me? I served in the military.’ They were trying to intimidate me, and when I didn’t cower that upset them,” he said. But he was starting to feel nervous and decided to disengage and walk away.

 

In a video obtained by Mother Jones that was posted online later that day by one of the activists, the group can be seen pursuing and harassing James through downtown Fort Worth. “I’m following this guy around,” declares one of them, setting off after him with his weapon slung across his back. He and others stay right behind James for several city blocks, following him through traffic and taunting him along the way. James grows more agitated and tells them off, calling them assholes and bullies.

 

“We’re being polite, you’re calling people names,” one of the gun activists pursuing him says.

 

“You’re not being polite out here with assault rifles the weekend after people lost their children,” James retorts, before again trying to walk away.

 

The harassment continues down the street. “Are you gonna cry?” one says. “Sounds like you’re about to cry.” Another says: “What’s wrong with that guy—is he a liberal?

 

“Yeah,” the other replies.

 

“Big time?”

 

“Yeah.”

 

Eventually they follow him to a parking lot (where, in the background, there just so happens to be a Chipotle). As James gets into his vehicle, the gun activists zoom in on his company’s name and contact info appearing on the side of his truck, as well as his license plate, vowing to post it all online.

 

After the video went up on YouTube and Facebook, James pushed back in the comments sections, only to be met with increasing hostility.

 

“That guy obviously thinks he’s a badass talking shit to armed citizens,” one gun activist said. “When [the shit hits the fan] I’ll be happy to smash assholes like him.”

 

When one of the guys who’d followed him suggested posting the video to multiple sites, another said they should “put really gay background music to it.”

 

“He wasn’t Marine Corps infantry,” declared another. “Or he got out due to ‘don’t ask don’t tell.’ What a fruit.”

 

“Who here wants to help ruin him?” said another.

 

The footage the group posted was not the first such effort to intimidate by exposing someone’s personal information: As I reported recently, in April members of Open Carry Texas outed a concerned schoolteacher who had called police in Plano, Texas, and she was soon hit with a barrage of harassment and violent threats by phone and email. James faced similar treatment this week, he told me, with harassers saying he was a “fucking faggot” and “this guy needs his jaw broken.”

 

James shared his story only reluctantly, but he is also adamant, he says, that what the gun activists are doing is wrong. And he’s far from alone in that view: He has since also received many positive calls and messages of support, he says—including from a couple of vocal open-carry supporters, one of whom invited him to go to a firing range together.

 

After multiple rejections from corporate restaurants and a wave of negative publicity, several Texas open-carry groups put out a joint statement last week asking their supporters to dial back the provocative tactics. Some hardcore followers balked at that, but now even some rank and file gun activists have expressed doubt in online comments about this latest incident. “Following him makes you the bad guy and could be considered intimidation,” one said. A member of Open Carry Texas—who himself participated in that group’s intimidation tactics against women—also disapproved of the footage, or at least of its public airing. “Nothing about this video benefits our movement,” he said.

 

Thank you  & Mother Jones.

 

Mark Follman is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Read more of his stories, follow him on Twitter,

 

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When I was in basic in my branch of the military, we were taught in the first month of that experience how to disarm anyone who was unfriendly. Be they armed with a K-Bar or toting a SG 550. We were taught that no matter the weapon, if an enemy was within reach of us physically, he could be disarmed in 4.5 seconds if we recruits learned what we were being taught.

 

I wish an asshole who imagines he/she has an advantage over anyone because he/she is armed, would approach me in the exact same manner as these 11th graders approached this Marine Vet.

 

I am against guns. PERIOD. The 2nd amendment is a racist joke, and should be repealed yesterday. NO human should have any weapon more deadly that a Louisville Slugger. Guns should be, must be, removed from any sane intelligent civil society.

 

I own guns, and I own a concealed carry permit and have been licensed since 1985 when I returned home from my 9 years in hell for Uncle Sam. With relatives like Uncle Sam, you never need enemies. I carry daily when I am in the street, you could never tell that just by looking at me or talking to me.

 

The second guns are outlawed I’ll be the 2nd person in line to turn my weapons in….never be the 1st to do anything (another military lesson from my CO).

 

On July 13th of 2013 when George Zimmerman was labeled not guilty, I re-purchased 7 weapons to replace the 7 I had given up the week after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre. I couldn’t with good mind keep guns if I hated them so much, and that Sandy Hook slaughter turned my resolve to carry or hold weapons.

 

Then George Zimmerman was set free. That changed my resolve to be unarmed.

 

I said all that to say this….this video is prime proof why dumbass Americans do not need firearms, including me.

 

I should not have weapons and neither should any human, no matter how well trained, or how well experienced in the use of firearms.

 

Before you open your mouth to say “2nd amendment” read this, then shut the fuck up and go sit the fuck down…..

 

Guns. Some Guns. More Guns. Gun News. The 2nd Amendment.

 

People like these cretins in this video are why no human that breaths oxygen or bleeds red blood, should ever have a weapon. Had that been me instead of “James”, we’d all have been on the 6 O’clock news.

 

With them dead, and me facing prison because Stand Your Ground was not created for a Black American. Nor is it allowed to be used as a defense option during trial.

 

Have a happy weekend.

 

An Answer To Joe The Plumber’s (Samuel J. Wurzelbacher) Asinine Comment: “Your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

 

A Gun Violence Victim Speaks.

 

 

 

 

Isla Vista victim’s dad: Don’t call me politicians, do something

 

Published on May 27, 2014

Anderson Cooper speaks with Richard Martinez, the dad of Isla Vista shooting victim Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez.

 

 

 

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Save The Babies. Save The Children. It’s Time For Gun Sense In America.   

 

Published on May 29, 2014

Common sense gun reforms and responsible gun control laws are needed now. Whose child will be next? How many more have to die? Does your second amendment rights trump my U.S. Constitutional rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness?

 

 

 

Father of UCSB Shooting Victim Christopher Martinez: “When Will This Insanity Stop?”

 

Published on May 24, 2014

Richard Martinez, the father of 20-year-old UCSB shooting victim Christopher Martinez, attacked the NRA and guns in a heartbreaking speech at a press conference this afternoon.

 

“Our son Chris Martinez and six others are dead,” Martinez said. “Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don’t think it will happen to your child until it does.”

 

 

 

Richard Martinez is right.

 

His son Christopher was shot and killed in Santa Barbara after our representatives in Washington failed — again and again and again — to fix our broken gun laws.

 

They failed to take comprehensive action after Columbine. After Virginia Tech. After Tucson. After Fort Hood. After Aurora. And as Mr. Martinez said, “My kid died because nobody responded to what happened at Sandy Hook.”

 

We cannot stand by and do nothing while 86 people die every day from gun shots. Not One More person should die because our elected officials failed to fix our broken gun laws.

 

 

Entertainers Speak Out Against Gun Violence

 

Published on May 30, 2014

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A mix of rappers, sports stars and other entertainers including Snoop Dogg and Joe Montana teamed up in San Francisco to speak against gun violence. (May 30)

 

 

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call: Manila The Philippines. The Beauty, The Style & The Grace.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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The White House Schedule For Monday & Tuesday, April 28th & 29th, 2014

 

On Monday, the President will participate in the signing of major commercial agreements with American businesses. There will be travel pool coverage of the signing.

 

Later in the morning, the President will depart Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia en route Manila, Philippines. The Presidents departure from the Rmaf Subang Air Base and arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are open press.

 

In the afternoon, the President will participate in the official arrival ceremony at the Malacanang Palace with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines. The President’s arrival ceremony is open press. Following the official arrival ceremony, the President will participate in the guest book signing with President Aquino. There will be travel pool coverage of the signing. Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a restricted and expanded bilateral meeting with President Aquino. There will be limited pool spray of the restricted meeting, and there will be a travel pool spray at the top of the expanded meeting. Following these meetings, the President joins President Aquino for a joint press conference. The press conference is open press.

 

In the evening, the President will meet with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to the Philippines. This event at the Sofitel Hotel is closed press. Later in the evening, the President will return to the Malacanang Palace to attend the state dinner with President Aquino of the Philippines. There will be travel pool coverage of the state dinner toasts. The President will remain overnight in the Philippines.

 

 

On the Rhodes: Departing Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications, checks in from the tarmac in Kuala Lumpur as the President leaves Malaysia for the Philippines during his trip to Asia in April 2014.

 

 

 

All times are Malaysia or Philippines time, which are each 12 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time

 

1:35 AM: The President arrives in Manila, Philippines. Local Event Time: 1:35 PM. Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

2:10 AM: The President participates in the official arrival ceremony held by President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines. Local Event Time: 2:10 PM. Malacanang Palace – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

2:25 AM: The President participates in the guestbook signing with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines. Local Event Time: 2:25 PM. Malacanang Palace – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

2:35 AM: The President participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines. Local Event Time: 2:35 PM. Malacanang Palace – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

3:45 AM: The President participates in a joint press conference with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines. Local Event Time: 3:45 PM. Malacanang Palace – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

5:30 AM: The President meets and greets with Embassy personnel. Local Event Time: 5:30 PM. Hotel Sofitel – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

7:20 AM: The President attends the state dinner with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines. Local Event Time: 7:20 PM. Malacanang Palace – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

2:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at George Washington University. George Washington University.

 

 

9:10 PM: The President participates in the COMET electrical vehicle viewing. Local Event Time: 9:10 AM. Philippines, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel – Manila.

 

 

10:15 PM: The President delivers remarks to the troops. Local Event Time: 10:15 AM.Fort Bonifacio – Manila, Philippines.

 

 

11:05 PM: The President participates in a wreath laying ceremony. Local Event Time: 11:05 AM.The Manila American Cemetery.

 

 

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On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno AquinoLater that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.

 

On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The President travels to Manila, Philippines, and participates in an arrival ceremony atMalacanang Palace
  • Later that afternoon, President Obama meets with President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines
  • President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Aquino
  • The President greets members of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
  • Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner with President Aquino at Malacanang Palace

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama delivers remarks at Fort Bonafacio
  • Later that morning, the President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery
  • The President travels back to Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

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Arrival of US President Barack Obama 4/28/2014

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

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US President Barack Obama arrives at the Ages Hangar, Balagbag Ramp in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at 1:25PM on board Air Force One for a two-day state visit in the country.

 

President Obama together with his delegation was welcomed by Vice-President Jejomar Binay, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Philippine Ambassador to US Jose L. Cuisia Jr. and Philippine Air Force Military Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jeffrey F. Delgado.

The US President is expected proceed to Malacañang to meet President Benigno S. Aquino III for bilateral talks to forge new agreements that will strengthen the country’s partnership to the US being one of its closest allies in Asia. President Aquino will also host a State Dinner at the Palace in honor of President Obama, showcasing the country’s top Filipino cuisine, traditional dances and performance arts.

 

Early on, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has issued a notice-to-airmen (Notam) advising aircraft to expect delays with the closing of NAIA terminals from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Monday and Tuesday in preparation for the President Obama’s arrival and departure time. Following the Notam, the CAAP has also issued a no-fly zone in Malacañang complex all throughout the visit of the US President as part of the security protocol for a visiting head of state.

 

US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country is the first and will be the last leg to complete his four-nation Asia Pacific Tour where he visited South Korea, Japan and Malaysia.

 

 

 

Welcome Ceremony for US President Barack Obama 4/282/2014

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

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Dinner in honor of H.E. Barack Obama, President of the USA – President Obama (Toast Remarks)

 

 

 

Joint Press Conference 4/28/2014 – President Benigno S. Aquino III And President Barack Hussein Obama

 

 

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President Obama Speaks at Fort Bonifacio

 

 

 

Malaysia Part Two

Published on Apr 27, 2014

Come with me as Barack Hussein Obama lands in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. President Obama attends a working lunch with Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The President delivers remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center.
Later, the President participates in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at the University of Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

Obama signs Malacañang guest book

 


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Published on Apr 28, 2014

Watch Rappler’s full coverage of the first day of Obama’s visit here: http://rplr.co/obamainph

Obama signs the guest book at Malacañang

 

Where In The World Is Barack: Tokyo, Japan

President Barack Obama starts a four-nation Asian swing. President Obama’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. The President’s visit to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines will focus on our major priorities in the region: modernizing our alliances; supporting democratic development and commercial ties; investing in regional institutions; and deepening cultural and people-to-people ties.

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks – April 28, 2014

 

Remarks by President Obama and President Aquino III of the Philippines at State Dinner

 

Remarks by President Obama at Commercial Deals Signing Ceremony

 

Remarks by President Obama and President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines in Joint Press Conference

 

 

Statements and Releases – April 28, 2014

 

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Malaysian Opposition Leaders

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

 

Statement by the President on Yom HaShoah

 

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth

 

FACT SHEET: United States-Philippines Bilateral Relations

 

Obama visits Philippines; U.S. announces defense pact

 

Thomas Maresca , Special for USA TODAY

 

MANILA — The U.S. and the Philippines have agreed on a new 10-year defense pact that will allow increased presence of U.S. troops in the Philippines, White House officials said Sunday.

 

The deal came in advance of President Obama’s arrival in the Philippine capital, Manila, on Monday, the last stop on his four-country Asian tour.

 

 

Obama, Aquino Discuss New Security Agreements

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

President Obama joined President Benigno Aquino III in a joint press conference Monday in Manila. The two leaders addressed new defense deals allowing US military greater access to Philippine bases.

 

 

 

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Where In The World Is Barack™: Manila, Philippines. Arrival. Joint Press Conference. Videos. Photos.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Obama arrives in Manila

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

Watch Rappler’s full coverage of the first day of Obama’s visit here: http://rplr.co/obamainph

US President Barack Obama lands and arrives in Manila for his first visit to the country. He is greeted by Vice President Jejomar Binay, Interior Secetary Mar Roxas, and Foreign Affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario

 

 

 

 

Raw: President Obama Arrives in the Philippines

 

Published on Apr 27, 2014

Obama wraps up his four-nation tour of Asia with a stop in the Philippines. Obama had made earlier stops in Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. (April 28)

 

 

 

 

Official arrival ceremony for Obama

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

Watch Rappler’s full coverage of the first day of Obama’s visit here: http://rplr.co/obamainph

The official arrival ceremony for US President Barack Obama held in Malacañang by President Benigno Aquino III

 

 

 

 

Aquino, Obama joint press conference

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

Watch Rappler’s full coverage of the first day of Obama’s visit here: http://rplr.co/obamainph

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and US president Barack Obama hold a joint press conference

 

 

 

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Raw: Obama Welcomed to Presidential Palace

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

President Obama arrives at the Presidential Palace in Manila with a welcome ceremony and signs President Benigno Aquino III‘s guest book.

 

 

 

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President Obama Speaks at Fort Bonifacio

 

 

 

 

Obama signs Malacañang guest book

 

Published on Apr 28, 2014

Watch Rappler’s full coverage of the first day of Obama’s visit here: http://rplr.co/obamainph

Obama signs the guest book at Malacañang

 

 

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The White House Schedule For Monday & Tuesday, April 28th & 29th, 2014

 

All times are Malaysia or Philippines time, which are each 12 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

9:15 am MYT || Participates in the signing of major commercial agreements with American businesses; Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


10:20 am || Departs Kuala Lumpur.


1:35 pm PYT || Arrives Manilla, Philippines.


2:30 pm || Begins meetings with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines; Malacanang Palace, Manila.


3:45 pm || Participates joint press conference with President Aquino.


5:30 pm || Meets and greets with Embassy personnel; Hotel Sofitel, Manila.


7:20 pm || Attends a state dinner with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines; Malacanang Palace, Manila.

 

 

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On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno AquinoLater that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.

 

On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The President travels to Manila, Philippines, and participates in an arrival ceremony atMalacanang Palace
  • Later that afternoon, President Obama meets with President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines
  • President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Aquino
  • The President greets members of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
  • Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner with President Aquino at Malacanang Palace

 

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama delivers remarks at Fort Bonafacio
  • Later that morning, the President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery
  • The President travels back to Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Where In The World Is Barack™……Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Next Stop….Manila The Philippines.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – April 27th , 2014

 

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama greets members of the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia
  • Later, the President visits the National Mosque of Malaysia
  • President Obama meets with Prime Minister Najib Razak at Perdana Putra
  • In the afternoon, President Obama attends a working lunch with Prime Minister Najib Razak
  • The President delivers remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center
  • Later, the President participates in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at the University of Malaysia

 

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The President travels to Manila, Philippines, and participates in an arrival ceremony atMalacanang Palace
  • Later that afternoon, President Obama meets with President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines
  • President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Aquino
  • The President greets members of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
  • Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner with President Aquino at Malacanang Palace

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama delivers remarks at Fort Bonafacio
  • Later that morning, the President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery
  • The President travels back to Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday morning, the President will participate in a round table meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy.  Following the round table, the President will travel to Yongsan Garrison.  Here, he will be briefed by U.S.-ROK Combined Forces Command officers and deliver remarks and visit with troops and their families to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In the evening, he will join King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia for the State dinner at the Istana Negara Palace.   The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.

On Sunday, the President will visit the National Mosque of Malaysia.  Following his visit, he will participate in a bilateral meeting and working lunch followed by a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia at the Prime Minister’s Office. In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister will take part in an event at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center. In the evening, the President will travel to Malaya University to participate in a town hall with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.

On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno AquinoLater that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.

On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C.

Occasional Live streaming can be viewed here (CBS), here (LiveStation) and here (NHK)

 

 

The White House Videos – April 27th, 2014

 

Obama: Comments by NBA Team Owner ‘Ignorant’

 

Published on Apr 27, 2014

President Barack Obama on Sunday described comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers as racist, before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must vigilantly fight. (April 27)

 

 

 

 

Obama on NBA owner’s alleged comments

 

Published on Apr 26, 2014

While in Malaysia, President Obama answers a question regarding Donald Sterling’s alleged racist comments.

 

 

 

Lebron James: There Is “No Room” In The NBA For The Clippers’ Owner

 

 

 

In Malaysia, Obama Calls for Unity on Russia

 

Published on Apr 27, 2014

Continuing his four-country Asia tour, President Barack Obama visited Malaysia over the weekend and addressed human rights, the crisis in Ukraine and missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (April 27)

 

 

 

 

President Obama Holds a Press Conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia

 

Published on Apr 27, 2014

President Obama and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia answer questions from the press in Kuala Lumpur. April 27, 2014.

 

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center

 

Published on Apr 27, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks after touring the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center. April 27, 2014.

 

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at a State Banquet with His Majesty King Halim of Malaysia

 

Published on Apr 26, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks at a state banquet held in honor of his visit to Malaysia. April 26, 2014.

 

 

 

Pope Francis Canonizes John XXIII, John Paul II

 

Published on Apr 27, 2014

Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square. (April 27)

 

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks – April 27th, 2014

 

Remarks by President Obama at Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall

 

Remarks by President Obama at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center

 

Remarks by President Obama at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center

 

Remarks by President Obama and His Majesty King Halim of Malaysia at State Banquet

 

 

Statements and Releases – April 27th, 2014

 

Joint Statement By President Obama And Prime Minister Najib Of Malaysia

 

FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

 

Joint Statement By President Obama And Prime Minister Najib Of Malaysia

 

FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

 

 

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White House Photos – April 27th, 2014…In No Particular Order.

 

 

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Press Briefings

 

Press Briefing by Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes and NSC Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros

 

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes Aboard Air Force One En Route Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In Historic Pictures. President Obama Speaks At Business Roundtable.


 

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President Obama Speaks at a Business Roundtable

 

Published on Apr 26, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks at a roundtable meeting in the Republic of Korea encouraging business executives to invest in the United States. April 26, 2014.

 

 

 

United States President Barack Hussein Obama arrives in Malaysia and provides some historic photographic moments.

 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama greets members of the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia
  • Later, the President visits the National Mosque of Malaysia
  • President Obama meets with Prime Minister Najib Razak at Perdana Putra
  • In the afternoon, President Obama attends a working lunch with Prime Minister Najib Razak
  • The President delivers remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center
  • Later, the President participates in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at the University of Malaysia

 

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The President travels to Manila, Philippines, and participates in an arrival ceremony atMalacanang Palace
  • Later that afternoon, President Obama meets with President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines
  • President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Aquino
  • The President greets members of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
  • Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner with President Aquino at Malacanang Palace

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama delivers remarks at Fort Bonafacio
  • Later that morning, the President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery
  • The President travels back to Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, the President will visit the National Mosque of Malaysia.  Following his visit, he will participate in a bilateral meeting and working lunch followed by a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia at the Prime Minister’s Office. In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister will take part in an event at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center. In the evening, the President will travel to Malaya University to participate in a town hall with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.

On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno AquinoLater that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.

On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C.

Occasional Live streaming can be viewed here (CBS), here (LiveStation) and here (NHK)

 

 

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