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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:20 AM

BRILLIANT: Animator of The Simpsons & Family Guy Creates "Why Obama Now"

BRILLIANT: Animator of The Simpsons & Family Guy Creates "Why Obama Now"

by The Troubadour

Lucas Gray, the famed television animator, has created the best video I've ever seen to make the argument for President Obama's re-election on economic terms alone.

The three-minute video, narrated by a speech Obama delivered at the Associated Press Luncheon in April of 2012, rips apart the concept of "trickle-down" with swift, precise and visually-helpful animation.

This is a video that is superbly animated, constructed and deserves a wide viewing audience.

Enjoy:



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/06/1140986/-BRILLIANT-Animator-of-The-Simpsons-Family-Guy-Creates-Why-Obama-Now

Damn, that's awesome!!!

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Reply BRILLIANT: Animator of The Simpsons & Family Guy Creates "Why Obama Now" (Original post)
ProSense Oct 2012 OP
BuelahWitch Oct 2012 #1
WCGreen Oct 2012 #2
awake Oct 2012 #3
AndreaCG Oct 2012 #4
MerryBlooms Oct 2012 #5
Kurovski Oct 2012 #6
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #19
Cha Oct 2012 #49
Generic Brad Oct 2012 #7
KeepItReal Oct 2012 #10
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #40
Cha Oct 2012 #50
Pirate Smile Oct 2012 #65
Cha Oct 2012 #71
ProSense Oct 2012 #84
countmyvote4real Oct 2012 #8
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #9
Cha Oct 2012 #52
spanone Oct 2012 #11
tridim Oct 2012 #12
JuveDem Oct 2012 #13
redqueen Oct 2012 #20
Qutzupalotl Oct 2012 #14
Ohio Joe Oct 2012 #15
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #16
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #17
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #18
Patiod Oct 2012 #21
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #22
Bozita Oct 2012 #23
dooner Oct 2012 #31
dooner Oct 2012 #24
annabanana Oct 2012 #25
cilla4progress Oct 2012 #26
dooner Oct 2012 #39
Cha Oct 2012 #53
peacebird Oct 2012 #27
Cha Oct 2012 #54
ewagner Oct 2012 #28
formercia Oct 2012 #29
Beartracks Oct 2012 #46
proud2BlibKansan Oct 2012 #30
Populist_Prole Oct 2012 #32
BarackTheVote Oct 2012 #33
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #34
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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. It also lays out very well why we're in the mess we're in

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:26 AM

2. Wonderful stuff

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:26 AM

3. Great find

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:27 AM

4. Superb ad!

Thanks for sharing it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:34 AM

5. That is a Super-Duper video!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:38 AM

6. Holy hot damn on a hickory stick!

That's the sweetest, kindest can of whoop-ass any one ever got.

it reminds me of the educational films from the 60s, the disney stuff.

Quickly! Let us inform the adults and indoctrinate the wee ones!

Brilliant. And true.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:41 AM

19. That's a great comparison!! No fluff to distract, it lays it out simply and

is entertaining!!

All that was missing was Professor Ludwig Von Drake!

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:45 PM

49. +1 There's That! nm

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:44 AM

7. I wish every voter could see this

This explains things in simple terms without being simplistic.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:54 AM

10. +1!!

Eom

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:29 PM

40. Maybe speeches presented like this would draw in more voters.

Would be worth a try..

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #40)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:46 PM

50. Yes...have this up on the Big Screen at rallies! nm

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Response to Cha (Reply #50)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:50 PM

65. It would be great to put on before the rally starts - while they are filling time.

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Response to Pirate Smile (Reply #65)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:48 PM

71. Even BETTER!

Pirate Smile

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 05:25 PM

84. So do I. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:44 AM

8. Wow!

 

Fantastic.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:45 AM

9. For whatever reason, I am not fond of watching viedeos ...

I am so glad I clicked on this.

Thank you for posting

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:48 PM

52. I know the feeling but I'm usually glad

I have during this campaign.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:58 AM

11. k&r...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:00 AM

12. Really great speech too!

Doing my part to make it go viral.

Pssst JibJab, this is what good animation looks like.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:04 AM

13. This is the best video I've seen explaining things in simple terms

without getting complicated.

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Response to JuveDem (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:43 AM

20. All he had to do was create graphics to illustrate Obama's speech.

This is excellent.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:12 AM

14. Love it. I hope we can get it on the air somehow.

I'll be an expensive spot, but worth it. The speech is clear and convincing. The animation is entertaining and instructive.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:12 AM

15. K&R - nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:15 AM

16. Well done.

k & r

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:33 AM

17. Damn.

Just damn.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:40 AM

18. That is fabulous!! The combo of short and sweet facts with the visuals is A++++!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:00 AM

21. WOW - that about sums it up (nc)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:05 AM

22. K&R - very well done.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:12 AM

23. Terrific video, but somebody should have done a spell check on it - corpopate? insurence?

corpopate?
insurence?

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Response to Bozita (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:42 AM

31. I tried emailing

the producer just now...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:13 AM

24. perfect for sharing

smart, quick engaging....

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:18 AM

25. VIRALIZE it!. . . . . n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:25 AM

26. Super - found a typo

Any way to let him know about it?

"CORPOPATE" should be "CORPORATE"

- sorry, spelling gestapo

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:14 PM

39. got a speedy reply

from the producer about the 2 typos. They aren't happy about it, but can't fix now without losing
momentum (hits/sharing) for that URL. (In order to swap in edited version, they have to assign a new URL on Youtube)

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Response to dooner (Reply #39)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:51 PM

53. Thanks for the update, donner. When I saw it

yesterday they were mentioned by a couple of others..but, it didn't phase me much because I was so enthralled with said Vid!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:28 AM

27. Shared it on FB

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Response to peacebird (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:52 PM

54. Thanks, peacebird!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:30 AM

28. Brilliant

literally, COMIC-BOOK SIMPLE....even a Tea Bagger can understand!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:35 AM

29. They will also say....

Great Spelling.

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Response to formercia (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:42 PM

46. "It's all BS. There was a typo!"

Or something like that. Rightwingers can find any reason not to believe a refutation of their entire fantasy world. Maybe even: "That's bullshit. You used FACTS to make your case, you godless liberal."

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:36 AM

30. That's awesome.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:43 AM

32. Stunningly hard hitting. Needs to go viral.

I like the way it added a visual pizazz to the president's already hard hitting speaking style. I bookmarked for further reference to show others.

Can't wait to see my neo-right wing friend's ( and major fan of Lucas Grey's shows ) cognitive dissonance on this.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:47 AM

33. Facebooked! No fluff, straight-up, brilliant infotainment! nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:16 PM

34. is there a super PAC for the video? if ago, i would like to throw a few bucks their way....

This is prefect for the low information voter... Don't you think?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:20 PM

35. Too bad the very same people who should see this video

are the same ones who are likely to tune out within the first 5 seconds.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

36. Wish I had 10,000 recs to give this!!

And wish it could be seen by EVERY voter.



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:41 PM

37. Send this video to all you know.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

38. So excellent, it gave me goosebumps!

Wow, that was truly beautiful. Inspiring. Unforgettable.


Wow.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:30 PM

41. k&r n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:10 PM

42. Very good!

I recommend Liking it on YouTube and Faving it as well. That will help it go viral.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:18 PM

43. please go viral, please go viral nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:35 PM

45. Wonderful!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Sent to my list, with instructions to post/share far and wide.

K&R



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:44 PM

47. Amazingly awesome, well-done! And well-spoken, Mr. President! K&R n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:44 PM

48. Oh Wow, ProSense.. I saw that riveting beauty yesterday but

did not know it was from this guy.. "Animator of The Simpsons & Family Guy", Lucas Gray! No wonder it's so Awesome!

Thanks!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:48 PM

51. Love it, but

I notice they spelled 'insurance' wrong at one point. I wish these things were proofread better. Other than that, it's masterful.

On edit: 'corporate' is spelled wrong also. What the hell? This needs to be fixed and redistributed.

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Response to reflection (Reply #51)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:57 PM

55. I read upthread that..

The poster got a speedy reply:

from the producer about the 2 typos. They aren't happy about it, but can't fix now without losing
momentum (hits/sharing) for that URL. (In order to swap in edited version, they have to assign a new URL on Youtube)

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Response to Cha (Reply #55)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:19 PM

58. Yeah, saw that after I posted also, thanks

Stuff like that drives me batty. The whole thing is so well done, you just wish someone would take the time to review the spelling. In fact, spelling seems less important with the passing of each day. I wish it were not so. All in all though, the video is so good and the message is paramount.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:00 PM

56. Truly Awesome!

Deserves to be widely viewed!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:08 PM

57. Brilliant! Fantastically created, plain and simple!

 

Get this on TV!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:45 PM

59. Absolutely fantastic.

You can really hear the professor in him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:55 PM

60. Surely this speech alone should be the econmic campaign strategy alone

'...we have tried their way'

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:28 PM

61. Thank you

It seems as if, unbelieveably, a lot of people do not remember the trickle-down theory was tried TWICE before, and failed both times.

Now they talk about tax cuts for the rich like it is a new idea, and people seem to be falling for it.

So THANK YOU for showing the fact that it has been tried twice before!

If this can be drilled into people's stupid heads it could make a world of difference.

I love this poster and DU- You give me hope!

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

62. I went...

to school with the guy that made this. Really good dude and extremely talented. Excellent work! I'll be sharing this with everyone I know.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:11 PM

63. Excellent!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:36 PM

64. NICE! Shared it to Facebook!

I said "You've heard of '...and the children shall lead'? How 'bout '...and the cartoons shall teach'? Next up, Big Bird!"

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:24 PM

66. Very nice

This is the first one that I have ever shared to Facebook. I'll get negative hits from the family, but along with the excellent graphics, President Obama laid out the argument so well.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:30 PM

67. Brilliant choice of fonts throughout, as well. n/t

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:34 PM

68. K&R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

69. Excellent!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:28 PM

70. Excellent

Hopefully his next debate performance can match the power of some of the ads being done for Obama.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:29 PM

72. Loved it! Really, really good.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:43 PM

73. I put it on FaceBook.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:48 PM

74. K&R. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:49 PM

75. That is very well done.n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:01 PM

76. Credit where due: http://whyobamanow.org/

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:06 PM

77. Great, but...

I wish they hadn't misspelled "insurance" (they had an "e" in place of the "a".

Perfect otherwise!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:16 PM

78. just posted on Facebook - hope everyone does

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 05:21 AM

79. NOW....

if we could just stop using "God Bless America" at the end of each speech. It is meaningless and certainly does not make us better or more holy.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:49 AM

80. Wonderful...nt.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:54 AM

81. Just posted to Facebook and Google+!

... and forwarded via email to friends.

This is truly epic!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:57 AM

82. Love It!

This is great!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:10 AM

83. K&R. Loved it!

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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:57 PM

85. That is actually pretty good. nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:58 PM

86. Awesome video and explanation from the POTUS

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