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Friday, February 23, 2018

Chicago news conference: New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin, a strong supporter of veterans, focusses a national spotlight on the decrepit Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy where veterans are dying unnecessarily because of Legionnaire’s Disease



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Announcement of Chicago news conference Friday, February 23

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February 23 Chicago news conference details:

Who:

New Hampshire congressional candidate and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin demands that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner protect Illinois veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy

What:

Andy says that Illinois authorities have allowed a serious public health challenge to fester, causing over a dozen deaths of Illinois veterans

Where:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

When:

Friday, February 23, 2018; 4:00 P.M.

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Andy Martin says that every veteran, from New Hampshire to California, is outraged and incensed at the maltreatment of Illinois veterans by state authorities

Andy says that Illinois authorities have neglected basic public health protocols for protecting veterans from Legionnaire’s Disease

Andy calls for Governor Bruce Rauner to take emergency action to prevent any further deaths from Legionnaire’s Disease and to protect veterans who are being housed at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy

(Chicago, IL) (February 23, 2018) New Hampshire congressional candidate and corruption fighter Andy Martin has gone to Chicago to demand that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner stop neglecting veterans housed at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Andy will hold a Chicago news conference today to charge that Rauner’s efforts to provide a safe environment, free from Legionnaires' disease (please see link [1] below), have been a dismal failure. Veterans continue to die from the infectious condition.

“Every veteran in America is outraged by the incompetent care being provided to Illinois’ veterans in Quincy,” Andy says. “In New Hampshire, we take protecting veterans seriously. The idea that the State of Illinois can’t protect veterans from a serious public health menace is preposterous [please see links [2] – [4] below).

“President Reagan spoke of the ‘Boys of Point Du Hoc’ who stormed the cliffs on D-Day. I was a friend of General Ray Davis who saved the ‘Frozen Chosin’ in what was one of the most brutal battles of the Korean War. I have seen our men and women at war from the Mekong River to the DMZ, from Iraq to Afghanistan. Are we to forget their sacrifices and consign them in their final years to negligent administration at the hands of incompetent politicians and bureaucrats in both political parties?

“Rauner is the governor, but the Democrats, who hold a stranglehold on the legislature, are also culpable. No veteran in Illinois or anywhere in the United States should die because of lack of proper care in a federal or state facility,” Andy says. “In New Hampshire we had a horrible VA facility; but we raised our collective voices to demand reform. Nationally, Congress has tried to reform the Veterans Administration, with mixed results. In Congress, I will be a strong advocate for veterans and for providing proper care for those few who bear the burden of protecting the many, us.

“With all due respect, if a private hospital neglected patients the way the State of Illinois has, the directors would be sent to jail. The hospital would be closed. But in government there is no accountability, there are no consequences for failure.

“I speak for every veteran across the United States [please see Link 5] in demanding that Governor Rauner take emergency action to end the preventable and avoidable Legionnaire’s Disease crisis in Quincy that is a disgrace to the people of Illinois.”

Andy is a GOP candidate in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District.
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http://www.andymartin.com/bio.htm

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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

GOP counterterror expert Andy Martin predicted a potential Hawai’i missile meltdown - in a November, 2017 Honolulu news conference

Counterterrorism expert Andy Martin, who over the past several years has repeatedly warned Hawai’i officials they do not take counterterrorism and critical infrastructure management seriously, told a Honolulu news conference on November 18, 2017 that the Governor and his staff were guilty of “pakololo politics” and charged that state’s residents are endangered by lackadaisical preparations for a threat. Saturday, January 13th, Andy’s predictions came true and Hawaii’s officials issued a “missile attack” warning that was not withdrawn for 38 minutes. Islanders were left in panic and there was an “emergency management meltdown” in the Aloha State.

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In a November, 2017 Honolulu news conference, GOP counterterror expert Andy Martin predicted that an episode such as Hawaii’s “missile meltdown” Saturday, January 13 was likely to happen

Andy has repeatedly warned Hawai’i officials that they do not take emergency management seriously

Andy says Hawaii’s lazy media do not act as a check on the incompetence and mismanagement of Governor Ige’s administration

Andy says because of the “insular” and “arrogant” attitude of Hawai’i leaders, President Trump should appoint an independent commission to investigate emergency management and counterterror preparation in Hawai’i

Over the past several years Andy has repeatedly warned Hawai’i officials of serious counterterror risks to the Aloha state

Andy says an air of “pakololo politics” pervades counterterrorism and emergency management preparation in Hawaii


(Manchester, NH) (January 14, 2018) Counterterrorism expert and current New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin warned at a Honolulu news conference on November 18, 2017 (please see links below) that Hawaii officials were repeatedly failing to take counterterrorism and emergency management seriously. Andy said he was “concerned that a spirit of ‘pakololo politics’ pervades the state, with officials from the governor on down not taking counterterrorism seriously.

“Over the past several years I have repeatedly exposed and criticized lax security procedures in Hawai’i,” Andy says.

Here is what Andy said on November 18:

“I have seen how some states and cities respond, and others ignore the perils (of terrorism and emergency management). In Hawai’i, external threats are not taken seriously.

“Do state officials and local emergency management officers know where their infrastructure is exposed? Is there an inventory? A management plan? I blame the governor, I blame state officials and I blame city officials for lack of planning, lack of management and lack of a coordinated response. This time [the infrastructure meltdown] disruption was manageable. Next time the city may not be so lucky.”

Saturday, January 13, 2018, less than two months later, Andy’s prediction of an emergency management meltdown became real as Hawai’i officials bungled a “missile attack” and took 38 minutes to issue a clarification. Island residents and visitors were in a panic.

“Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2018 I was almost out the door to lunch when my phone rang. I went back and saw the call was from Hawai’i. My Honolulu station chief was very excited and said he had just received a warning the state was under missile attack. I told him I would check out the report but it took Hawai’i officials 38 minutes to issue a correction.

Hawai’i is an increasingly one-party state where there is no opposition, virtually no oversight and absolutely no concern for emergency management. Hawai’i media likewise provide little oversight and do not act as a serious check on local corruption and mismanagement.

“Looking like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights, Saturday Governor Ige said the missile reporting disaster ‘would not happen again.’ But that is simply not true. The system is broken, not just the panic ‘button.’ Ige presides over an arrogant and incompetent administration where national security and emergency management threats are simply viewed as ‘haole hysteria.’ While Hawai’i no longer has pineapple plantations, there is a pineapple-like mentality in the state capitol.”

“The time has long since passed when Hawai’i officials should stop pretending they are an independent nation and start acting like one of the fifty states. They need to rejoin the real world. Because of its location in the mid-Pacific, Hawai’i is at the top of the terror target list. I have been making this case for years, with officials steadily rejecting any connection to unfolding events and risks facing the United States from North Korea, radical Islam and others.

“How could someone ‘make a mistake’ and ‘press the wrong button?’ Is that the way emergency management is structured in Honolulu? Did it really take them 38 minutes to figure out how to correct their mistake? Who was on duty? We need complete transparency, not flatulent promises? Was one person able to make such a serious decision without consulting anyone? Was there really a button that someone could press to warn of a nuclear attack? Who is responsible for this system? Who designed it? Are there no checks and balances? No fail-safe procedure? I have been warning about lax emergency management for years and years and no one in stat government takes the issue seriously. The result: Hawai’i leaders look like a bunch of incompetents.

“Adding to the incompetence of local officials is U. S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s effort to shift blame for Hawai’i incompetence to President Trump. Neither North Korea nor Trump are responsible for the mess in Honolulu. I have been exposing emergency management failures for years. If Gabbard really believes what her blubbering peacenik remarks reflect, she should zip it because her remarks only enroll her in Ige’s college of incompetent jerks.

“I call on President Trump to appoint an independent commission to investigate Hawaii’s incompetent emergency management and counterterror preparation. Hawai’i officials are neither capable nor competent enough to investigate themselves,” Andy says. “Governor Ige has made Hawai’i a worldwide laughingstock. That’s the unpleasant truth.”

Andy is also congressional candidate in New Hampshire’s First District.

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/honolulu-news-conference-saturday-counterterrorism-expert-andy-martin-charges-that-hawaii-officials-repeatedly-ignore-risks-to-critical-infrastructure/

http://contrariancommentary.blogspot.com/2017/11/honolulu-news-conference-saturday.html

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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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New Hampshire GOP First District congressional candidate Andy Martin writes about the lost art of talking

Are we losing the simple art of “talking?” A routine inquiry from a newspaper prompted GOP congressional candidate and columnist Andy Martin to give some thought to why society is becoming so “quiet.” Airliners, once noisy, today are virtually silent. People strap on their electronic gear and zone out. Public spaces, even on colleges, are becoming quiet zones. Andy takes time off from his campaign to ponder if today’s increasingly “silent” world is really an improvement over the past. He remains a “talker,” with a career in radio and TV that in 2018 will span 50 years.

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Andy Martin says people are losing the art of talking to each other

Andy says people used to chatter on airliners; today cabins are quiet as almost every passenger connects to their individual electronic cocoons

Andy says his response to an inquiry from the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette motivated him to look more deeply into the vanishing art of ordinary conversation

Andy is a radio and TV pioneer who will celebrate fifty (50) years in broadcasting in 2018

(Manchester, NH) (December 29, 2017)

Dear Granite Stater:

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a good time to rest and relax. This year we have an added incentive: the weather is brutal and expected to remain so into the New Year. I have been catching up with correspondence, requests and working on ideas for the coming congressional campaign.

A few days ago I received a request for some reflections on my years at my alma mater, the University of Illinois.

I grew up on the campus of a small, elite New England university, and expected to attend the University of New Hampshire as my mother and uncle had. I first visited Durham in 1955.

But I wanted to play college football and Illinois offered me a unique opportunity. And so I packed my humble belongings in a simple suitcase and headed for Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The trip was to change my life.

When the local newspaper in Champaign, the News-Gazette, sent me an email I said I would compose a few lines remembering the university. The editor asked for memories of a specific place or building, and I answered the question easily and quickly. The student union building cafeteria had played a pivotal role in my life.

The newspaper and I have had a love-hate relationship over the past half century. One of the first stories about me appeared in print in the Gazette in 1965 when I visited lonely nursing home residents. The following year I was part of a team that defeated a corrupt state legislator and my picture appeared once more in the Gazette in an iconic photograph for a mere student. But the owners of the newspaper didn’t like me and the owner/publisher would occasionally bash me in print.

I would occasionally read a hostile story but learned to pay no attention. Nevertheless, the paper never forgot my presence at the university. Recently I was mentioned in a “fifty years ago” column. And so with the passage of time I became more amused than concerned with the ups and downs of the paper’s coverage.

The simple request to focus on memories of a specific building or triggered a much broader and deeper set of feelings.

Here’s what I sent to the Gazette for my college comments:

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Remembering my favorite place at Illinois? That’s easy. The Illini Union cafeteria in the basement of the building.

Today everyone seems to live in a silo, cocooned by their smart phones, head phones and maybe even head trips. It wasn’t always that way. The Union cafeteria was where you went to meet friends and meet new people. People actually talked to and with each other a half century ago! We didn’t text or email or use some other form of impersonal communication. We were face-to-face and unafraid.

The food at the Union cafeteria was mediocre, but the community and company were world class, a great Kasbah of conversation. There was the main cafeteria, where “everyone” mixed, and the Tavern where people who wanted a little more privacy hung out.

I met the love of my life in the cafeteria and though she passed many decades ago she is still alive in my heart. I met many friends who helped change the course of my life. Conversation was alive in the cafeteria. You could meet people.

Today the cafeteria is more desultory. As in life generally we are cordoned off from each other. Communication is strained and boxed in by concerns over a myriad of limitations, not to mention fears over possible sexual harassment. We are poorer for our enhanced virtual “communication” and the loss of actual human communication. Society allows us to take fewer risks today, but we are not safer for our endless rules and regulations.

I remember the Illini Union cafeteria as it was, and not for what it has become, not for what we have become. The cafeteria was a plebian, proletarian common area, open to all and available to all, a mixing bowl, a free and open space. Perhaps today’s cafeteria reflects what we have also become as a society, isolated, fearful, self-contained and unavailable to each other. Obsessed with our “smart phones” that ultimately make us dumber and dumber.

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As I have been moving around during the holiday period I have thought more deeply about how we have lost the simple art of talking with each other.

If you watch the cable TV bobbleheads screaming at each other on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC you know what I mean. These people are paid to pretend they live in parallel universes. The hostility they generate on Main Street and Elm Street is incredible.

But the problem goes much deeper. I have been flying for sixty years. I’ve flown in just about every commercial plane there ever was. People used to talk on airplanes. Small planes, large planes, short hops, transatlantic flights, you could hear people talking. Today airplanes are virtually silent. People board, take their seats, put on their headphones or ear plugs and connect to their computers, smart phones or games, and isolate themselves from people sitting next to them. There is no talk.

Myself, I’ve been a talker all of my life. I enjoy meeting new people, learning about their lives, hearing their concerns.

As I look back on decades of deep relationships I see they were based on talk, on exchanging thoughts, sharing experiences and sometimes just passing the time away. The headmaster at prep school in England said I was a good talker. I was once arrested in a foreign country and accused of being a spy; the guy turned a rifle on me. Thankfully, I talked my way out of that one as well, or I wouldn’t be writing these remarks. A dozen people died that night in the most dangerous and insane experience of my life. Talking saved me.

I used to occasionally talk with then-builder, now-President Donald Trump after he moved into my building and became a neighbor. Johnny Cochran of OJ Simpson fame was once a neighbor and we talked too. Fred Howard, a man who became like a big brother to me, liked to talk. We talked and talked. As a local radio talk show host I built a worldwide audience in the early days of Internet talk radio.

Today we talk less and less and communicate through electronic grunts and groans, texts and emails, postings on Facebook and similar platforms. Is it any wonder we don’t hear each other, and don’t want to come together as a nation? We say we do, but we don’t, and probably won’t. No surprise to me.

I’m one of a large number of Democrats and Republicans running in the first congressional district. But, amusingly, the local newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader, once again controlled by a third-rate family owner, doesn’t want to talk to me even though I am clearly the most qualified and experienced candidate. A half century ago some people at the Gazette wished I didn’t exist; today another newspaper pretends I don’t exist. The more things change…

Well, I do exist. And I won’t stop talking. It has made all the difference in my life. It can in yours as well. If I talk my way into the U. S. House of Representatives, watch out. New Hampshire will have a strong voice. I’ll talk to everyone and anyone who can help us Make America Great Again and help New Hampshire prosper. I can probably even outtalk Donald Trump. Those people in Illinois taught me well.

Happy New Year,

Andy

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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Honolulu News Conference Monday - Obama expert Andy Martin says the University of Hawai’i should renew its efforts to become the host of the Obama Presidential Library, which will be legally and physically distinct from the “Obama Presidential Center” in Chicago

Obama expert Andy Martin, who came to Hawai’i a decade ago to begin independent local research into President Barack Obama’s family history, will hold a Honolulu news conference Monday to encourage the University of Hawai’i to renew and reopen its efforts to host the Obama Presidential Library. Andy says recent developments in Chicago have created, at a minimum, confusion as to where the final repository for the original records of the Obama presidency will be located by the National Archives and Records Administration. Andy says UH still has a chance to be the host to Obama’s original records, which will be administered by NARA, because that center will not be located in Chicago.
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Announcement of Honolulu news conference Monday, November 20

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November 20 Honolulu news conference details:

Who:

Obama expert and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin encourages the University of Hawai’i to renew efforts to become the host of the actual Obama Presidential Library

What:

Andy says confusion as to where President Obama’s original presidential records will be housed reopens the door for Hawaii to host that center

Where:

Corner of Kalia Road and Ala Moana Boulevard, by Fort DeRussy sign, Honolulu

Details from Andy cell phone at (917) 664-9329

When:

Monday, November 20, 2017; 11:00 A.M.

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Andy Martin says the fact that President Obama’s original presidential documents will not be housed in Chicago reopens the question of where they will be maintained

Andy says the repository of original documents will become the “real” Obama Presidential Library

Andy says the people of Chicago and Illinois may have been bamboozled by Obama into believing his “Center’ on the South Side of Chicago would be the “library” mandated by federal law

(Honolulu, HI) (November 20, 2017) Obama expert and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin will hold a Honolulu news conference today, Monday, November 20th to encourage the University of Hawaii to renew and reopen its efforts to house President Barack Obama’s original presidential records (“library?”).

“I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say I was President Barack Obama’s original researcher,” Andy says. “I wrote the first critique of his ‘biography’ in 2004 and I came to Hawaii a decade ago and began the first independent scholarly research into his family history. My efforts became the foundation of later work by other writers who, ironically, made my original research ‘controversial.’ My writing was later distorted both by Obama’s supporters, who wanted to control what was the approved version of Obama's family history, and by Obama's opponents, who wanted to create am imaginary presidential birthplace in Kenya.

“But unlike President Trump, I never suggested Obama was born elsewhere. I always stated that my research and evidence pointed solely to his birth in Honolulu. I got it right; Trump did not.

“However, I must confess to a ‘conflict’ that existed within me. On the one hand I had to adhere to scrupulous standards of scholarly research for accuracy and impartiality. I think I met those standards. All of my commentary and analysis about Obama has been vindicated.

“On the other hand, I was a political opponent of President Obama’s policies, and that created an inherent tension. But while President Obama’s political mojo is being enhanced by the current collapse of the Clinton dynasty, Obama is no longer in office and the tension between my scholarly research and my political advocacy is now largely dissipated. My scholarly research on Obama, however, continues.

“And I am once again on the cutting edge of pointing to the discrepancy between the ‘appearance’ and ‘reality’ involving Obama, by raising questions concerning the ultimate and ‘real’ Obama Presidential Library (“OPL”) and an imaginary one which is supposedly being created in Jackson Park, Chicago and which has been named the “Obama Presidential Center” (“OPC”).

“Up until President Obama, the federally-mandated presidential library contained the original documents and the artifacts concerning a presidency (please see link [1] below). President Obama has chosen to depart from that model (please see link [2] below) and in doing so has created serious ongoing confusion. He says the OPC will not be the federally-mandated OPL.

“Some time ago the University of Hawai’i (“UH”), Columbia University in New York and the University of Chicago ‘competed’ to host what was thought to be the OPL. We now know that was not the case. The OPC which is being created in Chicago will not be the federally-mandated repository of the original documents and materials maintained by law by NARA (private funding is used to construct the physical library building). NARA’s ‘original’ records are currently housed in a warehouse in suburban Chicago. But where will they ultimately and finally be housed? That location will become as a matter of law the ‘real’ OPL.

“Because NARA has not announced the final location that location is apparently still an open issue or question. Obviously, the voluminous presidential records are not going to remain in the suburban warehouse forever. Federal law mandates that the original records be made available. But where?

“I encourage UH to renew and reopen its efforts to house the original Obama records since they will become in reality the genuine OPL. Of course others, such as Columbia University and even new institutions are also free to ask NARA to house the original records at their universities.

“I return to what I said a decade ago when I first arrived in Honolulu to study Obama. Scholarly research is scholarly research. We try to find the facts and search for the truth. Scholars deal in original documents and materials, not facsimiles of originals such as will be available in Chicago at the OPC.

“To some extent the people of Chicago and the University of Chicago were bamboozled, because the city was led to believe it was surrendering valuable parkland as the site for an actual presidential library, not a ‘presidential center.’

“I question and will continue to question whether the bankrupt City of Chicago and bankrupt State of Illinois should be funding a Potemkin ‘library’ which is not the real federally-mandated library and merely a ‘center’ where facsimiles of originals are available. But entirely apart from how the OPC will function over time, the documents are a physical reality that have to be housed somewhere by NARA. NARA cannot remain mum indefinitely as to the final location of the Obama records. Until the final location is determined, I assume it is an open question where that will be and I encourage UH to reopen and renew its efforts to host what apparently will become the ‘real’ OPL,” Andy says.

“Stay tuned. My relationship with Barack Obama and reality, now fourteen years old, continues. As usual, I continue to seek to find the facts and search for the truth”

To contact Andy in Honolulu: (917) 664-9329

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

https://www.archives.gov/

[2]

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obamacenter/ct-met-obama-archives-20171004-story.html

New citations after emailing:

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He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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