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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:36 AM   #4801
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I do find it interesting that the private school where Obama's children attend, along with other "elites" that simply are better then us "commoners" has 11 armed guards on duty at all times. The school always has those guards, in addition to the secret service protection presence that is at the school due to Obama's kids being there. Yet the media (some of whom have their children at this school as well) keep telling us that we don't need armed guards, just laws banning things.

This is the very definition of hypocrisy. But then most "elites" believe themselves to be above the law anyway, so they don't see a contradiction.

http://now.msn.com/obama-daughters-a...1-armed-guards
Turns out that this is completely false. Sidwell does have 11 people on their security staff. They cover two campuses. Several of them are part-time. None of them are armed.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #4802
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interesting, I'd have to see more sources since there were a ton of sources saying they had 11 armed guards. Wouldn't be surprised if they didn't reveal the exact number for "security" reasons.

As a side note today is gun appreciation day. Going the range to exercise my civil liberties.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #4803
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Pinoy, the origin of that story was a highly partisan Breitbart site. Not only does the article not cite any sources, the link that supposedly leads to a job listing for a night security guard at Sidwell is dead. The Washington Post actually talked to staff and parents at Sidwell. The story is not true.

A ton of sources also said that Manti Te'o had a girlfriend who died of leukemia. One source said it was a hoax. It turned out that the one source was right because no one else bothered to check the facts.

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Unread 01-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #4804
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Unread 01-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #4805
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It irritates me that with all the shit going on in Algeria, all the US media can focus on is some football player who lied about having a girlfriend/a real life girlfriend/whatthefuckevernobodycares.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #4806
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What irritates me about politics is how high our national debt is yet we are sending money to so many other countries.
And when it comes to voting,your not voting for the best person for the job but the lesser of the evils.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #4807
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What irritates me about politics is how high our national debt is yet we are sending money to so many other countries.
Cutting foreign aid would have almost no effect on the deficit. The vast majority of the Federal budget is spent on Health Care, Social Security and Defense. The deficit will remain until either:

1. Entitlement programs are restructured
2. Government revenue increases either by raising taxes or an economic boom
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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #4808
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Sending foreign ais is cheaper than sending troops.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #4809
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How New Egg (the online retailer) helped crush a patent troll.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #4813
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The US patent system is (apparently, I don't know anything about patent law) completely broken compared to the rest of the world. Of course that doesn't mean patents are always enforceable, as the above article showed.
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