What's amazing about Obomber is how he has been able to re-connect
with the very centers of power at key times in his mostly empty
'working' life. I guess the key was Brzezinski connections he made at
Columbia, and how the Z-man knew of Obomber's father and mother. That
Sen. John Gunboat Kerry took an interest helped as well. I like that
little detail of wow what a coincidence Timmy G. pops up in Indonesia
too (Indonesia had been CIA-central during the 60s, while the US
military liked to whore it up in Thailand).
Parents' background and meeting
Obama's parents met in a basic Russian language course in September
1960 while both were attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
where Obama's father had enrolled as the university's first African
foreign student in September 1959. Obama's mother dropped out of
the University of Hawaii after the fall 1960 semester and Obama's
parents were married on the Hawaiian island of Maui on February 2,
1961. Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961 at the old
Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital at 1611 Bingham
Street—a predecessor of the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women &
Children at 1319 Punahou Street. His birth was announced in
The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, with his
parents' address listed as 6085 Kalaniana'ole Highway—his maternal
Soon after his birth, while Obama's father continued his education at
the University of Hawaii, Obama's mother took her son to Seattle,
Washington, where she took classes at the University of Washington
from September 1961 to June 1962, and lived in an apartment at 516
13th Ave. E. in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with her infant son.
Obama's father graduated from the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in
economics and left Hawaii in June 1962, and traveled to Cambridge,
Massachusetts where he began graduate study in economics at Harvard
University in September 1962.
Obama's mother and her son returned to Honolulu, and in January 1963
resumed her undergraduate education with the spring semester at the
University of Hawaii. Obama's maternal grandparents lived in
Apartment 110 at 1427 Alexander Street in Honolulu in 1963, and then
moved into a house at 2234 University Avenue in Honolulu in 1964;
Obama's mother lived at 2277 Kamehameha Avenue in 1963. In January
1964, Obama's mother filed for divorce, which was not contested.
Barack Obama, Sr. later graduated from Harvard University with an A.M.
in economics and returned to Kenya in 1965.
At the East-West Center, Obama's mother met Lolo Soetoro, an
Indonesian surveyor, who had come to Honolulu on an East-West Center
grant in September 1962 to study at the University of Hawaii, from
which received a M.A. in geography in June 1964. In 1965, Soetoro
married Obama's mother in Hawaii. Obama's stepfather returned to
Indonesia in 1966, and Obama and his mother moved into her parents'
house at 2234 University Avenue in Honolulu, with Obama's mother
continuing her studies at the University of Hawaii—earning a B.A. in
anthropology in August 1967, while her son attended kindergarten in
1966–1967 at Noelani Elementary School.
In October 1967, Obama and his mother moved to Jakarta to rejoin his
stepfather. Obama, his mother and his stepfather initially lived in a
rented house at 16 Kyai Haji Ramli Tengah Street in a newly built
neighborhood in the Menteng Dalam administrative village of the Tebet
subdistrict in South Jakarta for two and a half years, with his
stepfather working on a topographic survey for the Indonesian
government. From January 1968 to December 1969, Obama's mother
taught English and was an assistant director of the U.S.
government-subsidized Indonesia-America Friendship Institute,
while Obama attended the Indonesian-language Santo Fransiskus Asisi
(St. Francis of Assisi) Catholic School around the corner from their
house for 1st, 2nd, and part of 3rd grade.
In 1970, Obama's stepfather's financial situation was improved by a
new job in Union Oil Company's government relations
office, and the family moved two miles north to 22
Taman Amir Hamzah Street in the Matraman Dalam neighborhood in the
Pegangsaan administrative village of the Menteng subdistrict in
Central Jakarta. From January 1970 to August 1972, Obama's
mother taught English and was a department head and a director of the
Institute of Management Education and Development, while Obama
attended the Indonesian-language government-run Besuki School, one and
half miles east in the exclusive Menteng administrative village, for
part of 3rd grade and for 4th grade, and was a Cub Scout. In
mid-1970, between 3rd and 4th grades at the Besuki School, Obama spent
the summer in Hawaii with his maternal grandparents, Stanley and
Madelyn Dunham, and interviewed for admission to the Punahou School in
Honolulu, while on August 15, 1970, Obama's mother and stepfather
had a daughter, Maya Kassandra Soetoro.
 Return to Hawaii
In mid-1971, Obama moved back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents
in Apt. 1206 in the Punahou Circle Apartments at 1617 S. Beretania
Street in Honolulu, and attend Punahou School starting in 5th
grade. Obama's mother visited Obama in Honolulu from late 1971
to January 1972, which bracketed a month-long visit in December 1971
by Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr.—the last time the 10-year-old
Obama would see his father.
A year later, in August 1972, Obama's mother and his sister Maya
rejoined Obama in Hawaii, with his mother beginning graduate study in
anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1973, Obama
lived with his mother and sister in an apartment at 1839 Poki Street
Obama (right) with his father in Hawaii. ca. 1971
Obama's mother completed her coursework at the University of Hawaii
for a M.A. in anthropology in December 1974, and after three years
in Hawaii, returned with Obama's sister Maya to Jakarta in 1975 to
complete her contract with the Institute of Management Education and
Development and to do anthropological field work. Obama chose to
stay with his grandparents in Apt. 1008 in the Punahou Circle
Apartments at 1617 S. Beretania Street in Honolulu to continue
attending Punahou School for high school.
Following high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles in 1979, where he
studied at Occidental College for two years. On February 18, 1981,
he made his first public speech, calling for Occidental's divestment
from South Africa. In the summer of 1981, Obama traveled to
Jakarta, Indonesia to visit his mother and sister Maya, and visited
the families of Occidental College friends in Hyderabad, India and
Karachi, Pakistan for three weeks.
He then transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he
majored in political science with a specialization in international
relations. Obama lived off campus in a modest rented apartment at
142 West 109th St. He graduated with a A.B. from Columbia in
1983, then worked at Business International Corporation and New York
Public Interest Research Group.