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Old 08-07-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Hear it from the man himself:

Obama: 'We Don

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POTUS finished taping the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was wearing the same dark suit and blue tie as earlier today in Arizona.

Pool watched the taping on TV from another room at the NBC studios.

We are able to report on the contents now, after the taping, but not release a full transcript or too many quotes.

Pretty newsy interview. Leno asked about Edward Snowden, NSA, embassy closings, Russia, Hillary Clinton, economy, healthcare.
On embassy closings:

POTUS said the U.S. was not overreacting.

POTUS said people can still take vacation, just do so in a “prudent way” by checking on the State Department Websites for up-to-day information before making plans.

"The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately."

On NSA:
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Better double up funding for DHS, TSA and NSA and the other alphabet agencies.

The Barbarians are at the gate and want to kill us all in cold blood.

No American will voice any anger against the US and their domestic spying program that they say doesn't exist.
The FEAR has to be greater than the OUTRAGE over what the USG is doing to us.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Maybe he was trying to say that too many people die in automobile accidents.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Is there an argument that terrorism kills more U.S. people than car accidents?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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Is there an argument that terrorism kills more U.S. people than car accidents?
From the amount of lives lost fighting the so called terrorists, resources wasted, dollars spent and worldwide diplomacy lost- I would say absolutely.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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I'm not sure I see the issue with that one.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Is there an argument that terrorism kills more U.S. people than car accidents?
We must be getting to that point since the odds are getting lower about terrorist attacks.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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In January, Congress allocated more $ to Defense than was asked for.

Beyond bubbles and wars, does anyone have a better idea how to create jobs?

Well I guess we could eliminate all corporate taxes, payroll taxes, all regulations including minimum wage and ACA and allow Koch Industries to hire the masses at 25 cents an hour /no benefits and turn the U.S. into Nigeria.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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In January, Congress allocated more $ to Defense than was asked for.

Beyond bubbles and wars, does anyone have a better idea how to create jobs?

Well I guess we could eliminate all corporate taxes, payroll taxes, all regulations including minimum wage and ACA and allow Koch Industries to hire the masses at 25 cents an hour /no benefits and turn the U.S. into Nigeria.
Give the incentives to small businesses, entrepreneuers and innovators.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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Obama: The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately
Hell, the odds of dying in a terrorist attack are lower than being hit by lightning, but that is not stopping the criminals in DC from using it as the reason to nullify the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
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