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Obama's Nobel Prize money going to 10 charities

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Obama's Nobel Prize money going to 10 charities

Three months after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama announced Thursday the charities that will benefit from his $1.4 million cash award.

In a statement issued by the White House, Obama said, "These organizations do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need. I'm proud to support their work."

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I heard he put the medal in the bathroom so he could gaze upon it while accomplishing important business.
 

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How Dare he!

This will invariably lead to some type of socialism
 

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What an asshole...

... oh wait, sorry that was my reflexive and knee-jerk reaction. Good for him?

Damn, I don't know. It's still over an hour before Rush comes on the radio to tell me what to think.

There is really no harm no foul here, it's all good. Obama gives mostly unearned wealth away to a bunch of folks who moslty didn't earn it. Fits with his philosophy and he kept a promise as well. Good for him.
 

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What an asshole...

... oh wait, sorry that was my reflexive and knee-jerk reaction. Good for him?

Damn, I don't know. It's still over an hour before Rush comes on the radio to tell me what to think.

There is really no harm no foul here, it's all good. Obama gives mostly unearned wealth away to a bunch of folks who moslty didn't earn it. Fits with his philosophy and he kept a promise as well. Good for him.
Looks like you did a good job of making this negative without Rush helping you out.
 

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What an asshole...

... oh wait, sorry that was my reflexive and knee-jerk reaction. Good for him?

Damn, I don't know. It's still over an hour before Rush comes on the radio to tell me what to think.

There is really no harm no foul here, it's all good. Obama gives mostly unearned wealth away to a bunch of folks who moslty didn't earn it. Fits with his philosophy and he kept a promise as well. Good for him.
Looks like you did a good job of making this negative without Rush helping you out.

See if you got my Rush joke you would not have made yourself look so foolish here.

No harm no foul and good for him mean it's not a negative. So what if he didn't earn it. For all I know the money could have been spent worse even if the prize went to some worthy person. Heck, it could be a lot worse had the prize gone to some neo-Yasser Arafat type.

If anything I'm neutral about all this. Geeze, get a sense of humor.
 

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Kudos to him for donating the money (although he didn't deserve it in the first place).

Shame on him for using most of to promote racial politics.
 
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I must call the President on this act of generosity..The spreading of his wealth is going to lead to Socialism. Get your guns and hide in the closet..Obama has started it!!
 

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It was an international award he shared internationally. Brought the focus onto several charities. I don't really find fault with what was decided. Undeserved money prize given to deserving groups.
 

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Kudos to him for donating the money (although he didn't deserve it in the first place).

Shame on him for using most of to promoting racial politics.

What?

$250,000 to Fisher House
Fisher House provides housing for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.

$200,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund
The fund, headed by former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, is raising money for long-term relief efforts in Haiti after its devastating earthquake in Haiti.

$125,000 to College Summit
College Summit partners with elementary and middle schools and school districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students graduate from high school career and college-ready.

$125,000 to the Posse Foundation
The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse's college and university partners award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. The scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent.

$125,000 to the United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college through scholarship and internship programs.

$125,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34-year history, the fund has awarded close to $280 million in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need.

$125,000 to the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation
ALEF supports and enables young men and women from Appalachia to pursue higher education though scholarship and leadership curriculum.

$125,000 to the American Indian College Fund
The fund transforms Indian higher education by underwriting and creating awareness of the unique, community-based accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities, offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values which enhance their communities and the country as a whole. The fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The fund also provides support for tribal college needs, ranging from capital support to cultural preservation curricula.

$100,000 to AfriCare
AfriCare has more projects in Africa than any other U.S.-based charity, reaching communities in 25 countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Its programs address needs in three principal areas: health and HIV/AIDS; food security and agriculture; and water resource development.

$100,000 to the Central Asia Institute
The institute promotes and supports community-based education and literacy, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Its co-founder, Greg Mortenson, was also a Nobel Peace Prize nominee this year, whose book, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time," recounts his attempt to successfully establish dozens of schools and promote girls' education in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Did you even bother to read where the money is going or did you just a certain name and go "OH MY GOD RACISM!"
 

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