Are Barack Obama And Warren Buffett Cousins?

Genealogists at ancestry.com say The President is related to Warren Buffett through a 17th century frenchman named Mareen Duvall.

According to the genealogists, Duvall who immigrated to the US in the 1650's, is Obama's ninth Great Grandfather and Buffett's sixth Great Grandfather.

The discovery was made by accident when the same team of genealogists who had researched Obama's family tree went on to investigate other celebrities.


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  • by Jeff Location: Ayden on Dec 23, 2009 at 02:33 AM
    I do believe in Christmas Derek and on a sincere note Merry Christmas to you and yours, hoping the New Year brings the best to you. A quote that has been attributed the the French writer Voltaire..."I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.", as I did for 20 years.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Dec 22, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    Keep on believing in Santa Jeff. Merry Christmas.
  • by Jeff Location: Ayden on Dec 22, 2009 at 02:02 AM
    Derek, you have it bad...the amount of research and "digging further" that I conduct prior to posting would astound many. Along with usual Demo Spin resources research conducted includes other resources such as DOD, US Army, and many other sources that the average "Joe" doesn't have access to. So, "There is not nor has there ever been 340 Gitmo Detainees in US Prisons." Yes Derek, there is a Santa Claus.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Dec 21, 2009 at 07:33 PM
    Actually OSOC, the one white american teen I was talking about made it on the news here in Oxford, N.C. the sixteen-year-old Ashton Lundeby. April 29th 2009 he was arrested, look it up. Jeff, can you please do yourself a favor and actually start researching on your own. I will start it for you to help you: go to google, type in "340 gitmo detainees in us prisons" and voila! the most cited article comes from the AP "Convicted terrorists already are held in U.S. prisons. Federal Bureau of Prisons director Harley Lappin said more than 340 international and domestic terrorists currently are incarcerated." So Jeff, start thinking please and then come back to me with a valid claim. Yes I know the statment includes US terrorists, but if you dig further, which might be hard for you, apparently several hundred Gitmo detainees have been released since 2004. Wierd huh? So please do us a favor Jeff take a note from OSOC and try harder.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 21, 2009 at 05:37 AM
    Derek, the 16 teens were American citizens not foreign nationals. I think that is where you training from moveon.org fails. The terrorists are captured soldiers in a terrorist army. They do not have rights of US citizens. They have the same rights as captured NAZIs, the right to a neuse. Again, I will remind you "when" the event happens in Thomson. You cannot be proud of that.
  • by Jeff Location: Ayden on Dec 20, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    Derek, I recommend you read your own posts prior to posting a response...since it must be spelled out for you here's a portion of your pose, "There are already 340 former Gitmo detainees in US prisons...". Just one example spelled out for you is Theodore Kaczynksi...would you please tell us when and how long Teddy boy spent in Gitmo? 340 Gitmo detainees is totally inaccurate and surprisingly you posted the same thing that I read which invalidates any post on the subject...In Your Own Words, "So in the future Derek, I recommend you try reading somethng before posting on this blog." Just because you say it doesn't make it so...More Grape Koolaid Please...
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    Read up on the Patriot Act OSOC. You know the one that resulted in the arrest of a 16 white american teen from right here in NC. Are you telling me the CIA and FBI won't arrest a 'cell' but they will arrest an american teen because he visited websites that allegedly show you how to build a bomb? I pity how you try to make cheap political points by hoping for another attack. Remember the terrorist attacks abroad under the Clinton administration, the only thing that is different now is that our army is out there on a total offensive. What you speak of, is just offensive, period.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    Derek, that was another weak response to this problem. It is well known that sleeper cells are still in the states. The CIA will even acknowledge that along with the FBI. They know of the chatter when they hear it. The problem is they can get away with organizing in American, because we are freedom based. They are not as easy to flush out as you say. That is why we still go through strict security at airports. I want to again, be the first to say, this is going to be nothing but trouble. When it does happen, which I believe will, I will remind you. Of course, you president will be through and so will the dnc in dc. These guys attack only when the moment is right and they take plenty of time to train. Just look at 911. Thomson is set up now as a target, somethink not easily obtained in gitmo. NYC, target waiting. The liberal in this country have no idea what they are into. Its the trade towers bombers prior to 911 all over again.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    If there are sleeper cells in the US, why haven't any NeoCons been assasinated? Look at what the US has done in Afghanistan and Iraq, look how many high-ranking Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders have been taken out, look how Israel is continuing to expand into the West Bank, and not a single NeoCon has been targeted here in the US. If Chicago is a problem, move the terrorists to Michigan, when it was the original plan. If not, send them to Montana. Right now it is just all politics. Remember what the rebels of Chechnya would do? They would attack what they could, they wouldn't directly go into the Russia cities were leaders were imprisoned. That being said, if there is another attack, it doesn't have to be in Chicago. And don't forget, this is post-911, try speaking arabic on your mobile phone and see who's watching you. The FBI can search without a warrant now, which means cells (if they exist) will be flushed out.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    U.S. Rep. and Senatorial candidate Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who is seeking Obama's old Senate seat, said he believes moving Guantanamo detainees to Illinois will make the state a greater threat for terrorist attacks. Kirk has lobbied other officials to contact the White House in opposition to using the facility. "With the busiest airport in the world, and the tallest building in North America, I do not think that we should make Chicagoland the center of jihadi attention in the world," Kirk said. Derek, I am not alone on this thinking. You moved it off Gilligans Island to the Subway of New York, if they want to get them out, this will make it so easy, a caveman wouldn't bother. The people in Thomson want jobs that Obama cut them out of, they do not know what they will be against until the 100 show up. I am sure the sleeper cells in Chicago are making plans as we speak.
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