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28/8 Darkies don't own Martin Luther King, Jr.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

80.000-87.000

Wow, go team. It's kind of hilarious how you can see huge patches in the crowd and it's obvious most space is taken up by chairs and such.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
This has CBS' methodology, and the end of the article links to apparently ~400 photos of the crowd: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20015214-503544.html


ok - 800,000 for the inauguration, 87,000 for beck - so even if his wet-dream of 500,000 showed, it was less than the inauguration, and reality-based statistics estimate approximately 1/10 of the inauguration.

that's what i wanted to know. thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should make you feel even better, mouse
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now if only we could get some advertiser to run that clip during beck's fox show.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a man-sized bait and switch.

The Charity's Website wrote:
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capital-- err, "market forces" at work, bitches! Gotta take care of the top first, and let the free, donated money trickle down. Wounded soldiers at the back of the line!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only special forces, though! Grunts can fuck off.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one does immediately have to wonder how many special forces guys there are, and how many have been killed or wounded.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willem wrote:
Only special forces, though! Grunts can fuck off.


I thought that too, but actually it's Special Operations, which is all activity that falls under the United States Special Operations Command, including Urgent Fury (Grenada), Just Cause (Panama), Desert Storm (Kuwait and Iraq), Restore Hope (Somalia), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It's not nearly as limited as I thought.

And Mouse, they've provided scholarships to more than 800 children so far, although only ~160 have graduated (whether that ~640 haven't graduated due to ongoing education or dropping out is unclear).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fine, but i still think glenn beck is a self-serving bastard.

oh, all right, i'm happy for the kids who get scholarships, no matter who they get them from (grump grump).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great. Now he's incentivizing lazy children to support the terrorists in order to get yet another handout.

Scholarships are just welfare for the needy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scholarships are just welfare for the needy.


and those with notable talents who should be able to make it on their own...


...why else do you think they call them "gifted" students?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I support this! I might even look into train tickets if it happens.
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