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D: I like canananandadada.. Or well the Hetalia version of him- Canananadada is kinda destroying their land at the moment though..

//Canada is good and all, but they have some very harsh and anti fee speech laws. There’s no right to expression or free speech I’m Canada at the moment.

Barack Obama’s Spokesperson Defends $400,000 Wall Street-Sponsored Speech

Barack Obama’s spokesperson Eric Schultz defended the former president’s $400,000 speaking fee for an upcoming speech at a conference sponsored by a Wall Street investment bank.

“With regard to this or any speech involving Wall Street sponsors, I’d just point out that in 2008, Barack Obama raised more money from Wall Street than any candidate in history – and still went on to successfully pass and implement the toughest reforms on Wall Street since FDR,” Schultz said in a statement.

Reports that Obama would earn $400,000 for the speech drew criticism this week, as people argued that accepting money from Wall Street firms would go against his beliefs. Obama’s post-presidential career will include a number of speeches and a two-book deal with Penguin Random House for $60 million.

“While he’ll continue to give speeches from time to time, he’ll spend most of his time writing his book and, as he said in Chicago this week, focusing his post-presidency work on training and elevating a new generation of political leaders in America,” Schultz said.

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Hillary Clinton: You're With Her?

- Former Republican who has the audacity to question whether Bernie Sanders, who is more liberal than her, is actually a Democrat.
- Opposed marriage equality until 3 years ago and is now all of a sudden a civil rights “champion” in the eyes of her donors. In fact, her husband signed DOMA.
- Voted in favor of the Iraq War.
- Used the Sandy Hook Massacre as a political prop to disingenuously smear Bernie Sanders.
- Is “for the fight for 15” but only wants a $12 minimum wage.
- Was outspoken about how she opposed Obamacare in 2008 but now is all of a sudden all for it and LOOOVVVEEESSSS President Obama.
- Was FOR universal health care until her palms were greased by the health care industry. Now universal health care is “unrealistic”.
- Hillary Clinton once said “since when do democrats attack other democrats on Universal health care?” but constantly attacks Bernie Sanders on universal health care.
- Says we can’t afford free college and free health care but is okay with a trillion dollar unwinnable war.
- Won’t release her Goldman Sachs transcripts.
- Is gonna tell the big banks on Wall Street to “cut it out”.
- Received MILLIONS in speaking fees (bribes) for speeches given to big banks.
- Earned $27 million dollars in a single year yet is going to stick it to the 1%.
- Was cool with Obama’s immigration policy but now they’re “too harsh”.
- Is a self proclaimed progressive….and also also self proclaimed “moderate”.
- Blamed home buyers for the 2008 crash and NOT shady Wall Street practices. Then in 2015 blamed Wall Street.
- NAFTA? She was all for it. Fuck our jobs, right? Now states she was against it the whole time.

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A Scottish University Wants to Give Refunds to Students Who Fail

What do four years at university and cheap electrical appliances have in common? “Not a lot” would usually be the answer, but if the principal at a Scottish university gets his way, you might soon be able to obtain a money back guarantee on both. Outlining radical plans on Wednesday, professor Craig Mahoney of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) said he believed that if students fail their degree course, they should entitled to a rebate on their tuition fees. UWS are already looking at putting this in place and if successfully implemented, it would amount to one of the most drastic shake-ups of the student finance system since tuition fees were introduced.

Delivering a speech at an event in the House of Commons—a venue more accustomed speeches about to hiking up fees than handing out refunds—Mahoney explained that if students are accepted into the university on the basis that they’ll succeed, and then fail despite having, “attended and participated in all the support and development opportunities we offer,” the university is considering processing a refund on their tuition fees.

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