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On this week's 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, President Obama praised the pioneering American astronauts and recalled his own childhood memories in Hawaii of NASA capsules splashing down in the Pacific.
But Houston, we have a problem. The president actually lived in Indonesia in 1969.
Obama met with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin in the Oval Office July 20 to commemorate the historic landing.
Wow, what a great inspiring LIE!!!
The country continues to draw inspiration from what you've done. I should note, just personally, I grew up in Hawaii, as many of you know, and I still recall sitting on my grandfather's shoulders when those capsules would land in the middle of the Pacific and they'd get brought back and we'd go out and we'd pretend like they could see us as we were waving at folks coming home. And I remember waving American flags and my grandfather telling me that the Apollo mission was an example of how Americans can do anything they put their minds to.
He engaged in an exchange with the Indonesian reporter, who informed the president he lived 300 meters from the house Obama grew up in.
"Is that right?" asked Obama
"Yes, Menteng Dalam," replied the reporter.
"Except now it's all paved," said Obama.
"Yes, it's all paved," the reporter said.
I grew up in Hawaii, as many of you know, and I still recall sitting on my grandfather's shoulders when those capsules would land in the middle of the Pacific and they'd get brought back and we'd go out and we'd pretend like they could see us as we were waving at folks coming home
Originally posted by Rams59lb
"Obama, you've got some splaining to do"
Originally posted by THX-1138
Ultimately the whole charade might be a ploy to bring in some form of positive ID for the next generation.
Radio frequency identification, a powerful emerging technology that enables companies to better track assets, tools and inventory, can also be employed for a variety of other applications as well, across every industry.
Originally posted by nataylor
Obama moved back to Hawaii in 1971. The last Apollo mission was in December, 1972.