I have an interview this afternoon with a careers advisor which I requested. I think because of my age and skill sets, I believe I would gain something if I went into mentoring or low-level teaching of basic computer skills, just need to do an advanced course to be able to enter the mentoring and teaching side.
Doesn't anyone else find it interesting that if this was "going viral" like the article claims it is, this is the first we've heard of it? I mean....I have tons of politi-tard friends on Facebook that just LOVE posting anything bashing teh Oblama but I have yet to see this "viral letter"...
Also - if it's so viral, why is it being reported on some backwoods-political site?
Maybe just maybe this is simply a #ty attempt at garnering attention to one person's opinion disguised as a "viral letter" .
Not defending anything or anybody (intentionally) - just trying to call BS when I see it
edit on 18-11-2013 by TXRabbit because: (no reason given)
I don't think any President or any member of congress for the last 40 years has had any idea how hard it is for the average American to make ends meet. With that being said Obama and his administration is far and away the most out of touch any politician has been. It's mind boggling to those of us who aren't drowning in the kool-aid.
And this is where you are wrong. Obama didn't grow up wealthy he grew up in a single parent home just like the woman that wrote this letter is talking about. She should have done a little research and she would have found this out.
Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention that "Barack and I were both raised by families who didn't have much in the way of money or material possessions."
It is a claim the president has repeated in his books, on the speech-making circuit and in countless media interviews. By his account, he grew up in a broken home with a single mom, struggled for years as a child in an impoverished Third World country and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances.
The facts aren't nearly so clear-cut.
Ann Dunham was just 18 years old when she gave birth to Obama. She was a freshman at the University of Hawaii. His Kenyan father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., was a few years older than Ann. They were married against family wishes.
Obama Sr. does not appear to have been welcoming or compassionate toward his new wife or son. It later turned out that he was secretly married to a Kenyan woman back home at the same time he fathered the young Obama.
He abandoned Obama Jr.'s mother when the boy was 1. In 1964, Dunham filed for a divorce that was not contested. Her parents helped to raise the young Obama.
Obama's mother met her second husband, an Indonesian named Lolo Soetoro, while working at the East-West Center in Hawaii. They married, and in 1967, the young Obama, then known as Barry Soetoro, traveled to Indonesia with his mother when the Indonesian government recalled his stepfather.
In Indonesia, the family's circumstances improved dramatically. According to Obama in his autobiography "Dreams from My Father," Lolo's brother-in-law was "making millions as a high official in the national oil company." It was through this brother-in-law that Obama's stepfather got a coveted job as a government relations officer with the Union Oil Co.