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    happymisanthropy, Woody

    In a survey of 21 countries for the BBC World Service, Kenya was the only country where Rmoney was more popular than Obama.

    Why doesn't Mitt Romney carry an iPhone? Because he has an Ann Droid.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 07:45:00 AM PDT

    •  Did Obama forget and not send money? (0+ / 0-)

      Africans left behind have the cultural expectation that their ex-pat family should send money home from their new country, where money comes easy. (They've seen the movies, com'on).

      Obama must have bitterly disappointed many Kenyans who were looking forward to remittances. (That's what these gifts are called in economic accounting -- the transaction document says, "Remit to the order of _")  

      Ghana's main sources of foreign currency are cocoa, gold, and remittances. For countries without gold mines, like Kenya, remittances count for even more.

      A friend got a visa to visit the US, and a lucky American woman snatched him up asap. Back in Ghana, he went to talk to his longtime girlfriend. He told her that he'd married and was going to live in America. She composed herself and said, "Don't forget us here in Africa. Please send money." Of course. His remittances will make the difference between her sometimes being hungry or not.

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