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Old 27 July 2011, 09:02 PM
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Default President Obama's mysterious scar

Comment: This photo shows a very obvious scar on Barack Obama’s scalp
and neck. There are others I found on the internet. The website from which
I found this particular picture is suggesting that a scar that large indicates
something serious has happened, or that perhaps he has been ‘implanted’
with a chip of some kind, or something else sinister.

Do you know anything about this picture or what this scar is all about?

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Old 27 July 2011, 09:03 PM
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I saw the thumbnail before I read the text. I was surprised that it turned out to be about a scar rather than some strange allegations about the apparent intimacy of the poses.
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Old 27 July 2011, 10:37 PM
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Oh yes, the Presidential Secret Implant. They used to insert it in the torso until "somebody" blabbed about it.
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:41 PM
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Does anyone else not see a scar?
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:43 PM
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It's where he had the Muslim-ectomy, when he got his fake US citizenship.
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:44 PM
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Is that a scar? It looks like a fold in the skin from the angle at which he's holding his head to me.
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:47 PM
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Everyone knows chips are implanted at the back of the neck.

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Does anyone else not see a scar?
Yes.

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Is that a scar? It looks like a fold in the skin from the angle at which he's holding his head to me.
That's what it looks like to me, too.
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:52 PM
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What are we looking at?

This must be how William Black felt in Mallrats.
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:56 PM
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Everyone knows chips are implanted at the back of the neck.
Or up the nose.
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Old 28 July 2011, 12:28 AM
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In George W. Bush's case, I'm convinced it was near his left eyebrow.

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Old 28 July 2011, 12:32 AM
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It's not a scar it is the place where his mask joins his neck.

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Old 28 July 2011, 01:01 AM
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The first 2 minutes of the video seen here takes a closer look at what appear to be multiple scars.

http://theobamafile.com/_oddsnends/ObamasScar.htm

Anything after the 2 minute mark isn't worth watching IMO.
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Old 28 July 2011, 11:29 AM
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Or up the nose.
With a rubber hose, of course.

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Old 28 July 2011, 06:05 PM
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Does anyone else not see a scar?
If you're "looking for a scar" then the crease at his jawline also matches a sort of paler line in his hair above and behind his ear, which I suppose could look like an enormous scar if you want it to.

But of course if he really had an enormous scar across his head and neck which stopped his hair growing on it and made a deep impression around his jawbone and jugular area, then it would be obvious in lots of photos, not just in one where he happens to be holding his head in a way that would make his jaw crease even if he didn't have a scar.
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Old 28 July 2011, 06:55 PM
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Anything after the 2 minute mark isn't worth watching IMO.
How can you say that??? You don't even get to the 666 on his head before 2 minute!

Gawd, the crazy - it burns!
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Old 28 July 2011, 07:29 PM
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I made it through the sixes (barely), but I had to start laughing when they put "unless he was drunk driving and killed somebody". If that had happened, do they really think for a second that someone who knew something would not have come forward with it? Or is everyone who supposedly worked on his head, filed the police report, and knew the supposed victim a sekrit member of the Obama cabal?

Also, what is a machette? Is it a really small machete?
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Old 28 July 2011, 09:30 PM
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I made it through the sixes (barely), but I had to start laughing when they put "unless he was drunk driving and killed somebody".
Laura Bush failed to yield once, when she was a teenager, and killed someone. She wasn't drunk, just, apparently, a really, really bad driver. I'm not saying she deserved to be crucified by the press for it, but can you imagine what the media would have done if it were Hillary Clinton who had that particular skeleton?
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Old 28 July 2011, 10:18 PM
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If you're "looking for a scar" then the crease at his jawline also matches a sort of paler line in his hair above and behind his ear, which I suppose could look like an enormous scar if you want it to.
Oh, okay. I see it now.

I mean, it's not a scar, but I see what everyone's talking about now.

Thanks.
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Old 28 July 2011, 10:42 PM
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Actually, what it looks like to me is either a shadow on the negative (press photos are still taken with film, as they have better resolution, particularly with telephoto lenses), or some kind of motion shadow. If the photo was taken with a high speed shutter, while Obama was turning, it might have captured a shadow oddly, somehow from two perspectives at the same time, if that makes sense.

None of us are strangers to how things can appear odd on film. David Copperfield once fooled a bunch of people into thinking the Statue of Liberty had disappeared, by photographing the spot it was supposed to be, in bad light, with an auto-focus camera, and a model in the foreground, supposedly to show that the photos were taken when they were supposed to be taken, because people knew the model was there. Of course, she was there to make the auto-focus camera take a picture 20 feet away, and not of any objects in the distance, like on Liberty Island, across the river, and since it was dark, nothing in the distance showed up as even a blur.
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Old 29 July 2011, 03:37 PM
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It looks to me as if the scars move around on his head which is quite disturbing. What kind of scar would do that? None of course. It is obvius that Obama has some kind of organism living beneath his skin.

As for the video, I was expecting a screamer toward the end.
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