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Subject: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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larsen
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Date Posted: Wed, Nov 05 2008, 03:55:52pm

Please, have a read of this article; during your study break, during your after-work time, during a cup of tea, during a bottle of beer,and during a game of billard.

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CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- A massive crowd in Chicago shouted "yes we can" and "yes we did" after it was announced that Sen. Barack Obama was projected to win the election and become the first African-American president of the United States.


Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama celebrate at his rally in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois Tuesday night.

About 125,000 Obama supporters gathered in Grant Park for a celebration rally Tuesday evening.

Chicago resident Nakiva Day said she supported Obama for his stance on specific issues and was attending the rally for its historic importance.

"I'm here for history," she said.

Day said she didn't vote for Obama because he was black, but hoped he would serve to inspire the African-American community.

"Obama will lift blacks up as a people. He will stop black on black hostility. I didn't vote for him because he's black but I know he will lift us up."

Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech as the crowd erupted in applause.

"It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America," Obama said. Watch Obama say "all things are possible"

Obama thanked the crowd, saying the victory truly belonged to the people, but also warned there was a lot of work to do in the coming years.

"What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter must not end on this autumn night," he said. "This victory alone is not the change we seek -- it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.

Obama hailed the election as a turning point in the nation's history and called upon his supporters and those who did not vote for him to come together to rebuild the country.

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"This is our moment. This is our time -- to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth -- that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can," Obama said.

Before the rally, Oprah Winfrey told CNN the news brought tears to her eyes and made her feel "anything is now possible." Watch crowd erupt when Obama is projected winner

"It feels like hope won. It feels like not just a victory for obviously Barrack Obama, but America did the right thing," Winfrey said. "It feels like there's a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened -- like nothing ever in our lifetime did we expect this to happen."

Sonja Artis, a neuroscience graduate student from Chicago called Obama "the American Dream," and said she hoped he would restore her faith in government.

"If he wins I think it represents possibilities. Barack Obama is the American Dream," she said. "This will transcend all types of racial lines. This vote is for my grandmother my grandfather. There was a time when they didn't have the chance I have. And he's here because of their hard work."

At the rally, Obama supporters waived giant American flags, and shouted "Yes we can," as they watched CNN with the volume turned up before celebrating at 11 p.m. when he was projected to be the first African-American to hold the nation's highest office.

Stephanie Jones, an integrated marketing and communications graduate student from Chicago said she hoped Obama's historic campaign would "spark a fire to inspire everyone."


"I think in terms of race relations I think it'll force us to take another look at ourselves. Its just cool," she said. " We'll have a black first lady and black children in White House, you can't deny that!"

I hope that he will inspire people and make us hope for more because there's such a level of complacency in our country. And the fact that he inspires so many people I just hope he sparks a fire to inspire everyone to work for something more."

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[> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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Wishing for the right person
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Date Posted: Wed, Nov 05 2008, 08:24:54pm

The question is: Who will it be and what qualities will make an Engan stand out to make history in PNG??

I personally do not see the qualities of a LEADER in any of our current MPs and formers as well. I do not see a potential Engan who has the guts to lead Enga and PNG.

And not even a single MP that make up the current parliament stand out to make history in PNG...nor were they any in the past.

WHO will it be??????????

Wishing for the right person!

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[> [> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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karma
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Date Posted: Thu, Nov 06 2008, 10:33:29am

Just imagine how different PNG would be if there was a leader like Obama.

Latest news is that Somara family ownes real estate in beach side Cairns worth more than $A1million. That would be like 2million kina!!!!

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[> [> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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PROUD ENGAN
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Date Posted: Fri, Nov 07 2008, 05:46:23pm

We seem to be getting ahead of ourselves...PNG is not yet capable of running a dignified political campagin..we call our selves a democracy, but honestly its about who you know, and the amount of zeros that preceed your name...if we want to compare our Engan PM candidate to Barack Obama we have to understand that Obama is a man who fundamentaly stands for change and as a leader did the unthinkable and united the Devided states of Americans...He didn't play dirty, admitted to his short comings and sought about fixing them (Job Biden) and at the end of day is humble enough to call on the people and say I can not do this on my own...until PNG is mature enough to run its politics like this, we just have to deal with the half assed b/s that those in power now throw at us...and I have no doubt in my mind that an Engan can do for PNG what Obama did for America...

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[> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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NARO
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Date Posted: Thu, Nov 06 2008, 11:55:43pm

Enga and PNG need someone like the late Malipu Balakau! By watching Obama campaigning and winning the most powerful post in the world, it resembles the late great Malipu Balakau. When I was a teen, I saw how Malipu was campaigning and taking head on with Paul Torato. I did not understand what was going on that time but I now see what was happening then!

Malipu is history, but to me there is no better person even in this modern era that can even portray better than Malipu neither in Enga nor PNG.

There is currently no MP in Enga and PNG that possess the charisma like Obama. There maybe someone hiding out there that may rise when his/her time is right, but at the moment there is none.

Olgeta 109 MPs in PNG na intending MPs does not possess the qualities of TRUE Leadership!

May God reveal the future rescuer of Enga and PNG soon!

NARO

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[> [> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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PROUD ENGAN
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Date Posted: Fri, Nov 07 2008, 06:25:03pm

I couldn't have said it better myself...PNG's political scene is not yet mature for a candidate like Obama, if one were to arrise...now it seems the parliment is about "keeping it in the family", greed, and corruption (no big suprise there) so until democracy is truely the way we run political campaigns can we expect a leader like Obama to emerge...

Well written mate...I agree!

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[> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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Peles-Economist
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Date Posted: Fri, Nov 07 2008, 09:03:10am

It will always be the wish of the people of Enga and PNG to have a great leader with vision. By merely watching Obama speak through the debates and general campaign, i have picked up few notable things that i want to point out.

1. First and foremost, Obama was a family man. His wife was the the rock on which he stood. He admitted that during his acceptance speech as the President-elect. Solidarity in the family unit propels a man to achieve greater things. A man who has no solid back-groud as a family man will never be a good leader. Leaders, have to know how to manage their family affairs first before they lead the people.

2. There is a saying "Birds of the same flock flutter together" This means, the team that Obama choose to head the campaign and become the tinktank for his rise to prominance were professionals and highly qualified people. Great leaders dont walk around with corrupt people, people with no integrity, hang around with questionable people, or recycled failed leaders. Leaders that want to maintain integrity and lead have to hang out with preofessionals with great standing in the society, who are making money through honest living, not through dubious means. Coconunts cant grow in the Highlands, they only grow in the Coastal areas. So as great leaders, they cant realise their potential leadership characters hanging around with failed, corrupt, dishonest bunch of closely nitted associates. In PNG, most leaders hang out with good for nothing, corrupt and failed former public service heads, failed politicians, corrupt leaders, greedy good for nothing idiots who has their influence on them. Have you ever seen, a good man before election turn to be an opposite when they enter parliament? The main reason is because of the company that they keep. Wise leaders will always take advise from wiseman and associate more with them. Leadership is not something that is prescribed in the text books, however, effective leadership is living it out, by learning from others around you. Most of our politicians hang out with the wrong crowd, instead of spending time with learned people, they spent time at the pokies places, and night-clubs where they get advise from drunkards, gamblers, prostitutes etc.

3. Obama was a very selective speaker, he chooses his words very carefully. I think, when you compare him with John MCcain and even the current US president. When John MCcain came out accusing him of several controversial things, Obama reacted calmly, and his words were selective, never avoiding the question, but answering the question with very selective words, that were thought out well. Even the current US president, does not have the skilles of Obama with words. I think in PNG, Sir. Mekere's words, when he speaks, he uses selective words that can make the point. His words can answer any unanswered questions and at the same time clarifies the situation. The current PM, Somare, i think does not possess such skills. This is a skill that a person is born with, and it all comes from someone's upbringing and most wise man use selective words to express themselves. I can say more but, i think you know what i mean. When you see Sir Palus Matane, i think you will see wisdom in every word that he speaks. When Obama spoke during the rallies, he uses selective words that can make an impact in the person hearing, such is the dynamism of great leaders. Words flow out from a wiseman trained hard by the tribulations of his life.

4. Personal Character and discipline is also very important factor that contributes to such great leaders. He never took side, nor he seperates himself from the issues facing America. He makes a stand where both oposition and those for an issue could come to amicable solutions.

Just a few things that i observed from Obama through his campaign trial, that most would be or current leaders should learn from.

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[> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


Author:
West
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Date Posted: Fri, Nov 07 2008, 06:38:24pm

Education is the way forward for our people, not magic and overblown fantasies. Americans are very very sophisticated people and they do the right thing when the need arises. In PNG and Enga, the loyalty is to the tribe, greed and ego....many don't know what it is like to stand up for what they believe is right whereas USA "change we can believe".

I sometimes wonder if we will ever reach this level of maturity, sophistication, independence and determination to stand up to DO what is right.

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[> Subject: Re: Obama Barrack for USA: We need an Engan for PNG


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larsen
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Date Posted: Sat, Nov 08 2008, 11:53:35am

(1)well-formed comments have been made in regard to this issue both seeing the obama's campaign and him being president-elect directly and reflecting this as a practical notion (in its evlutionary form) given Enga as a province in Papua New Guinea.

(2)president-elect obama and campaign had demonstrated maturity during the campaign as many of you have mentioned. the campaign attracted skilled people including the kennedys, reconciled with clintons and mccain-palin. most od these characters and complexions are birth-gifts of engans.

(3)there are two main achievements which are in america as a soverign nation and in the international geo-political arena in light of all pressing issues.(1)american achievement:the nation has been polarized into many fractions: blacks, whites, reds and yellow human races and this segregation was exemplified in the improportional share of the nation's wealth (in all) among them. this would has been healed and all human races now percieve as being true american and thus, have the same level of potentials.also, the nation has united with the common view with obama to solve all pressing domestic problems since he is viewed to be very exceptional.(2)international geo-political spectrum: america created wars with iraq, afganistan and created huge potlitical tensions, which have very high detrimental consequences, with iran and middle east, russian federation, south amreican continents, south-east asia. all these wars and political tensions, under the leaderships of white americans, has eroded the qualityies of amreica been the world leader.*thus, a black man being a president-elect psychologically defuses this tensions that was created and would have culminated in an encounter so much disasterous for america. the world nations will now respect america because this president-elect not only strengthens the relations between current america and her allies but brings to america the realtion with all the black nations, the friends-nations of obama, the middle-east nations(because some of them have original black people). thus, amreica is now safer for the americans and the world have now become safer.

(4)president-elect obama has not yet delievered his promises to the americans and the world. the americans and the world is awaiting him. obama i seemingly a good character and should deliever the essential policies and be practical in solving most of the world issues. should he make a phone to iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president robert mugabe, prime minister putin, south american presidents and the south east asian presidents and amicably talk on world issues; he should be seen fitting the expectation.

(5)Enga and Papua New Guinea: comparatively, enga is better in all perspectives than the other provinces. hausman and hausmeri culture is enga and none of the provinces. Holy God was worshipped and feared by the first engan and thus, this tradition is enga and none of the other provinces. family relations is very strong and well resepcted in enga than the other provinces. engans are better natural/traditional judges than any other citizens of papua new guinea. (enga would have conquered the country and sadly the western highlands would have been the ppopendettas living of the ranges while the real popondettas in the ocean floors.)

(6)regardless of the color of the day, if an engan is prime minister-elect, the country would unite and prosper.

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[> Subject: Re: Reasons why a patriotic Papua New Guinean became Obama's fan


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Date Posted: Thu, Dec 04 2008, 12:32:17pm

The following are the reasons why Barack Obama has won a patriotic Papua New Guinean's heart and mind to be his fan.

To be frank, I did not sleep on Tuesday night and skipped Wednesday's work to be be glued to CNN at home.

Barrack Obama demonstrated to me the power of influence - That's what Leadership is all about. Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.

* His influence transcended all. This is something that mere positional leadership doesn't get it.

* Obama brought to the scene HOPE for CHANGE within US and abroad when there seemed to be ignorance and despair everywhere.

*Obama stood for Fairness and justice for ALL and ultimately became a "bridge".

*Obama busted Corporate Greed by re-engineering campaign finances through common citizens as opposed to donations from interest groups and wealthy individuals.

I support Barack Obama because he is about FAIR and JUST TRADE not Free Trade that has a tendency for wealth concentration by mega corporations and wealthy individuals.

His stance on the following issues also resonated with me: -

*His Inclusiveness spirit - Obama had what it takes to put an end to racial prejudice. An age old sin could not withstand the "BO" bullet.

*Statesmanship - A rare accommodative spirit of fatherhood for ALL not just a select few.

*Naked Honesty - His candid nature that pays attention to mutual trust and respect for others and all of humanity for that matter

* Family man - His passion and love for his two little girls and his love of his love Michelle Obama. His humble beginnings with his late white grandmother Madelyn Duhham

*Every human being can and is able to achieve a decent lifestyle when the opportunities are presented to "all" without any inkling of stereotypes, favourtism and prejudice .

*His Potential to Realise Dr. Martin Luther King's DREAM
Real leaders dream and realise dreams.

*NO Human being is born an Enemy True diplomacy and mutual respect is KEY to peaceful co-existence.

*His racial and ethnicity colourblindedness



Papua New Guinean Obama Fan
(miaK)
Port Moresby

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[> [> Subject: Re: Reasons why a patriotic Papua New Guinean became Obama's fan


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miaK
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Date Posted: Thu, Dec 04 2008, 12:34:58pm

The following are the reasons why Barack Obama has won a patriotic Papua New Guinean's heart and mind to be his fan.

To be frank, I did not sleep on Tuesday night and skipped Wednesday's work to be be glued to CNN at home.

Barrack Obama demonstrated to me the power of influence - That's what Leadership is all about. Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.

* His influence transcended all. This is something that mere positional leadership doesn't get it.

* Obama brought to the scene HOPE for CHANGE within US and abroad when there seemed to be ignorance and despair everywhere.

*Obama stood for Fairness and justice for ALL and ultimately became a "bridge".

*Obama busted Corporate Greed by re-engineering campaign finances through common citizens as opposed to donations from interest groups and wealthy individuals.

I support Barack Obama because he is about FAIR and JUST TRADE not Free Trade that has a tendency for wealth concentration by mega corporations and wealthy individuals.

His stance on the following issues also resonated with me: -

*His Inclusiveness spirit - Obama had what it takes to put an end to racial prejudice. An age old sin could not withstand the "BO" bullet.

*Statesmanship - A rare accommodative spirit of fatherhood for ALL not just a select few.

*Naked Honesty - His candid nature that pays attention to mutual trust and respect for others and all of humanity for that matter

* Family man - His passion and love for his two little girls and his love of his love Michelle Obama. His humble beginnings with his late white grandmother Madelyn Duhham

*Every human being can and is able to achieve a decent lifestyle when the opportunities are presented to "all" without any inkling of stereotypes, favourtism and prejudice .

*His Potential to Realise Dr. Martin Luther King's DREAM
Real leaders dream and realise dreams.

*NO Human being is born an Enemy - True diplomacy and mutual respect is KEY to peaceful co-existence.

*His racial and ethnicity colourblindedness



Papua New Guinean Obama Fan
(miaK)
Port Moresby

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