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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:55 AM
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Bristol Palin made over a quarter-million bucks for teen pregnancy talks?
Bristol Palin earns $262,000 for teen pregnancy work
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 09:56 AM


Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Tax documents show unwed mother Bristol Palin earned more than $262,000 for her role in helping raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention in 2009.

The most recent data for The Candie's Foundation that's posted online by research firm GuideStar shows compensation at $262,500 for the now 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

Bristol Palin was 18 when she was appointed as a teen ambassador for the New York-based foundation in 2009, months after giving birth to son, Tripp. She and the 2-year-old boy's father, Levi Johnston, are no longer together.
Foundation officials did not immediately return calls for comment Tuesday. But Palin family attorney John Tiemessen responded in an email but wouldn't comment about Palin's compensation.

Great racket if you can be a part of it, I guess.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:59 AM
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1. Think about how much better use that
money could have been put to if it had been used to provide reproductive health care for young women.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:59 AM
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2. Looks like she has turned teen motherhood into a payout.
Kind of an opposite impression of what you need to discourage it.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:01 AM
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3. The hoi polloi are not invited to be a part of this
It's just another device to funnel riches to the 'chosen few.' I believe that rubbing our noses in it so blatantly is a good thing; it hastens the day that the peasants go for their pitchforks.
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TheOther95Percent Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:04 AM
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4. Donors Got a Tax Deduction Too
I'm not sure what charitable purpose is served by paying that much money to a single person to "educate" others on the evils of teen pregnancy. It's a huge racket.
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:12 AM
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5. No comment, I'm too disgusted to say anything.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:13 AM
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6. When poor unwed teens have babies they are condemned
But rich spoiled snotty Repub teens get rich. Such a fine message that sends.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:24 AM
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7. She and Snooki could team up on the talk circuit. n /t
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:36 AM
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8. Lots of money to be made through ignorance in this country...nt
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:39 AM
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9. and she wouldn't have that money if Levi had used a condom
pay attention kids!
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joeunderdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:50 AM
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10. What next? Tiger Woods on abstinence?
Seriously? People pay for this?
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:29 PM
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25. tommy chong on the evils of pot
or me on the evils of pot, of course i would smoke a joint before going on stage just to show how "hooked" i was
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:07 PM
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12. Bristol Palin as a spokesperson against teen pregnancy is like Ronald McDonald fronting for PETA.
:wtf:

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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:12 PM
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13. Good for her. She can support her son.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:16 PM
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16. Sweet, disgusting irony. If she'd used birth control she'd be unemployed.
god, how I loathe that clan.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:12 PM
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14. That should lay the foundation for a nice trust fund for the little tyke
Unless grandma gets her way and and all banking laws are repealed so that Wall Street can legally steal it.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:14 PM
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15. how much can i earn talking about the dangers of drugs
i have done lots of drugs, i have lots of expertise....
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joeglow3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:17 PM
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17. Make a go of it
Plenty do.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:04 PM
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19. would i have to quit using drugs?
i actually still like smoking weed... but i could sure do one thing and tell kids to do another like bristol palin
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joeglow3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:28 PM
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23. Damn. I was gonna say "Palin does it." nt
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:18 PM
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18. If she'd used birth control she'd be unemployed. Disgusting. nt
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:06 PM
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20. Good for her. nt
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:07 PM
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21. It is because her mommy is a 'have' and the M$M loves to support
the 'haves'.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:10 PM
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22. Think of how much more she could've made had she not been pregnant.
Conscious Capitalism in a big way.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:28 PM
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24. LOL
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:39 PM
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26. my sister in law got pregnant in high school
but she is just some puerto rican from humboldt park so that is to be expected and nothing she says can teach anyone, now when a white broad from an upper class family gets knocked up, she is responsable and someone to look up to on the speaking tour circuit..
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