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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 01:55 PM
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Michelle Obama At School - Secret Service Nervously Move in As Kids Rush Stage
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Embedding disabled - - sorry about that -- here's the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U74-DGIfzSw

and it is also at the right
The Secret Service were a little spooked I think - no doubt all of the girls had been pre-checked, but they rushed the stage a bit quickly and you can see the SS come a'runnin'

shorter version of just the end
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOpWJRx7ghA
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:02 PM
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1. Yeah, the Secret Service didn't like that bit.
The Obama's are so gracious, they don't want to deny people the contact. He is like that too.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:05 PM
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2. It's kind of
funny because they are obviously all adoring school girls, but I'm very glad that the SS is being so cautious.

It was nice how they didn't remove the girls' arms, they just sort of hovered over the FLOTUS and let her get the hugs.

Thanks for posting.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:07 PM
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3. One girl managed to get her arms around Michelle
Edited on Thu Apr-02-09 02:07 PM by rocktivity
Thankfully, she wasn't shot at.

:evilgrin:
rocktivity
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:09 PM
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4. Very sweet.
She is a good hearted woman. Those SS agents have their hands full, I can see that!
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:25 PM
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5. The $$ don't like the love
Made me cry. She is just outstanding, and if ONE person in that room is inspired in their lifetime by her visit, it's worth it.

The Secret Service needs to chill, this isn't Pickles holding everyone at a football field distance.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:29 PM
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7. They don't need to chill...
Edited on Thu Apr-02-09 02:49 PM by Drunken Irishman
It's their job. You never know what's going to happen. If someone's life is in your hands, you're going to make sure everything is ok before relaxing.

Especially with the historical context of Pres. and Mrs. Obama.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 11:20 PM
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18. True. These days kids have bombs attached to them
I know thats not something that goes on in England. But still you don't know who may not like her, and may have a knife or something. I like that they are so protective.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:55 PM
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9. The SS need to continue doing what their doing.
They don't need to chill. Its their job.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:28 PM
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6. I don't envy SS agents.
They're true heroes and I solute them! :)
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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:50 PM
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8. Looks like that school is very multi-cultural...perfect choice
http://www.egaschool.co.uk /

Link to the school, which, in the UK is called a "college"...

"
At EGA, we believe in the potential of every student. Whilst all girls follow the national curriculum, we have a range of other courses and activities to ensure that we meet individual needs. In addition to the formal curriculum, there is a huge range of additional opportunities to inspire and interest our students.


What makes us special?

We are a Full Service Extended School
A Specialist Language College
A member of an Education Improvement Partnership
A leading Edge School"
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 03:58 PM
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10. Chill. The Secret Service were just making sure she didn't get "hugged" off the stage
and fall. It happens all the time in that sort of situation. I've seen it.
I hope and pray the SS keep doing their fine work and keep the whole family safe.
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firefox28 Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 06:49 PM
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11. did they screen the kids?
I thought they always do background checks on every individual. So what's the fuss?
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 07:46 PM
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12. Do you really need to ask that?
One of my best friends is a SS agent. He says they are 100% committed to protecting whomever they are assigned to protect. She was leaning over the side of a stage getting hugged by little girls. She could have easily fallen or been accidentally pulled off the stage. Would you want to be the SS agent that allowed that to happen? I imagine that would be a hearty ass-chewing by the boss.

Yes people are screened. Yes sometimes they miss something also.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:15 PM
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15. I think that so few of us really have any idea of what goes into
keeping a body safe in a crowd, these questions will pop up. And tell your friend I spent more time looking for him than looking at the First Family because it's true.

Have you ever seen the video of the Obamas in Kenya? Omg. It would give any real security professional FITS.
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-04-09 07:16 AM
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23. My friend doesn't do foreign detail
so he isn't overseas. He works with the VP's family usually.
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firefox28 Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 03:51 AM
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21. What is wrong with asking that?
OK so the SS cares for their people. FINE.
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 07:47 PM
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13. Video won't play for me..........
Edited on Thu Apr-02-09 07:48 PM by Joe the Liberal
says "Embedding disabled by request"
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:13 PM
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14. Hit the youtube link. That's working fine. n/t
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:29 PM
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16. I love her
Hi,
Smart, inspiring, hard working, and absolutely beautiful. If was anywhere near her I would want a hug myself!

Peace
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:57 PM
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17. 1st part of segment, debunking media tizzy about royal "touch"
David Shuster Debunks Media Mania Over Royal "Touch"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdCbDN_8yoA
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GuyJello Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 11:22 PM
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19. She' the 21th century Jacki'O
Everyone loves her. Old, young, etc.
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firefox28 Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 03:52 AM
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22. Cause she's young
And rides with the popularity of her husband.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 12:56 AM
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20. The full video at BBC has a wide shot of all the SS
Whoever saw that many gray suits at once!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/business/2009/g20/7...
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