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DWL2693

DWL2693

MY BROTHER'S, WHERE ARE WE GOING.....V1
Posted November 09th, 2008 at 05:18pm

NOW THAT WE HAVE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN THAT IS PRESIDENT HOW BEST DO WE HELP HIM GOVERN AMERICA? I SUGGEST WE GATHER OURSELVES TOGETHER TO FORM ENTITIES THAT CAN CREATE JOBS, INDUSTRIES AND PARTNERSHIPS THAT HELP THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA. THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP THE PRESIDENT REACH HIS GOALS CONTACT ME SO THAT WE CAN DO OUR PART IN HELPING THE PRESIDENT BRING ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT ARE NEEDED BY BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP FOR ALL AMERICANS. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR INDUSTY, SUGGESTION AND E-MAIL ADDRESS. LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU TO BRING ABOUT A BETTER AMERICA FOR US ALL. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA... DAVID



DWL2693

DWL2693

THREATS AGAINST OBAMA ON THE RISE.....

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, AP
posted: 2 HOURS 38 MINUTES AGO
comments: 410filed under: Political News,

The Obama PresidencyPrintShareText SizeAAAWASHINGTON (Nov. 14) - Threats against a new president historically spike right after an election, but from Maine to Idaho law enforcement officials are seeing more against Barack Obama than ever before.

The Secret Service would not comment or provide the number of cases they are investigating. But since the Nov. 4 election, law enforcement officials have seen more potentially threatening writings, Internet postings and other activity directed at Obama than has been seen with any past president-elect, said officials aware of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue of a president's security is so sensitive.

Surrounded by security officers, President-elect Barack Obama walks to his vehicle after his news conference in Chicago, Nov. 7.

Earlier this week, the Secret Service looked into the case of a sign posted on a tree in Vay, Idaho, with Obama's name and the offer of a "free public hanging." In North Carolina, civil rights officials complained of threatening racist graffiti targeting Obama found in a tunnel near the North Carolina State University campus.

And in a Maine convenience store, an Associated Press reporter saw a sign inviting customers to join a betting pool on when Obama might fall victim to an assassin. The sign solicited $1 entries into "The Osama Obama Shotgun Pool," saying the money would go to the person picking the date closest to when Obama was attacked. "Let's hope we have a winner," said the sign, since taken down.

In the security world, anything "new" can trigger hostility, said Joseph Funk, a former Secret Service agent-turned security consultant who oversaw a private protection detail for Obama before the Secret Service began guarding the candidate in early 2007.

Obama, of course, will be the country's first black president, and Funk said that new element, not just race itself, is probably responsible for a spike in anti-Obama postings and activity. "Anytime you're going to have something that's new, you're going to have increased chatter," he said.
The Secret Service also has cautioned the public not to assume that any threats against Obama are due to racism.
The service investigates threats in a wide range. There are "stated threats" and equally dangerous or lesser incidents considered of "unusual interest" ⿿ such as people motivated by obsessions or infatuations or lower-level gestures such as effigies of a candidate or an elected president. The service has said it does not have the luxury of discounting anything until agents have investigated the potential danger.
Racially tinged graffiti ⿿ not necessarily directed at Obama ⿿ also has emerged in numerous reports across the nation since Election Day, prompting at least one news conference by a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Georgia.
A law enforcement official who also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly said that during the campaign there was a spike in anti-Obama rhetoric on the Internet ⿿ "a lot of ranting and raving with no capability, credibility or specificity to it."
There were two threatening cases with racial overtones:
⿿ In Denver, a group of men with guns and bulletproof vests made racist threats against Obama and sparked fears of an assassination plot during the Democratic National Convention in August.
⿿ Just before the election, two skinheads in Tennessee were charged with plotting to behead blacks across the country and assassinate Obama while wearing white top hats and tuxedos.
In both cases, authorities determined the men were not capable of carrying out their plots.

In Milwaukee, police officials found a poster of Obama with a bullet going toward his head ⿿ discovered on a table in a police station.
Chatter among white supremacists on the Internet has increased throughout the campaign and since Election Day.
One of the most popular white supremacist Web sites got more than 2,000 new members the day after the election, compared with 91 new members on Election Day, according to an AP count. The site, stormfront.org, was temporarily off-line Nov. 5 because of the overwhelming amount of activity it received after Election Day. On Saturday, one Stormfront poster, identified as Dalderian Germanicus, of North Las Vegas, said, "I want the SOB laid out in a box to see how 'messiahs' come to rest. God has abandoned us, this country is doomed."

It is not surprising that a black president would galvanize the white supremacist movement, said Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who studies the white supremacy movement.
"The overwhelming flavor of the white supremacist world is a mix of desperation, confusion and hoping that this will somehow turn into a good thing for them," Potok said. He said hate groups have been on the rise in the past seven years because of a common concern about immigration.



DWL2693

DWL2693

JOHANNESBURG -(Dow Jones)- Absa Group Ltd. (ASA.JO), South Africa's largest retail lender, Thursday posted a 22% jump in first-half net profit after the sale of shares in recently listed Visa Inc. (V) offset a rise in impairment losses.

South Africa's economy has cooled significantly this year, while at the same time interest rates have been ratcheted up in response to accelerating price inflation. The result has been an increase in bad loans among the country's banks.

Absa, which is controlled by the U.K.'s Barclays PLC (BSC), said its profit rose to 5.34 billion rand ($717 million) for the six-month period, compared with ZAR4.36 billion a year earlier. The current figure benefited from a ZAR636 million gain from Absa's stake in Visa.

Excluding the Visa gain and other one-time items, headline earnings were 8.4% higher at ZAR4.73 billion and Absa said growth for the full year would be close to that of the first half in percentage terms.

Absa's net interest income for the period was 19% higher at ZAR10.22 billion, while non-interest income rose 24% to ZAR10.03 billion.

Earnings per share came in at 751.1 cents, up 23% but at the bottom end of guidance given by the Johannesburg-based lender late last month.

The results weighed on Absa's stock, which at 0706 GMT was down 1.9% at ZAR99.87 to outpace a drop in the wider market.

Absa said loans and advances to customers rose 18% to ZAR489.3 billion, but credit impairments as a percentage of total advances increased to 0.93% from 0.49% a year earlier. The company said the jump in bad loans reflected a sharp rise in retail credit impairments, while charges relating to investment and commercial banking "remained well contained."

"With interest rates and inflation at their highest levels in five years and real disposable income declining, household budgets have experienced considerable financial strain," Absa said, adding that attributable earnings from its retail banking arm fell 7%.

Nedbank Group Ltd. (NED.JO), the smallest of South Africa's four largest banks, Wednesday said its first-half net profit rose 29% as the sale of its stake in Visa more than offset higher bad-loan provisions.

The unit of Old Mutual PLC (OML.LN) said it expected to show positive earnings growth for the full year, although possibly short of its target of South African inflation plus 5%.

Company Web site: www.absa.co.za

-By Robb M. Stewart, Dow Jones Newswires; +27 11 783 7848; robb.stewart@ dowjones.com