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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:59 PM
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Bristol Palin to speak at Washington University for $17,500
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/240651/3/Bristol-Palin-to-speak-at-Wash-U

Bristol Palin to speak at Wash U.

St. Louis (KSDK) -- Bristol Palin is headed to Washington University next month.

That after the 20-year-old daughter of the Republican vice-presidential candidate was scheduled to come speak with students next month. To kick off Sexual Responsibility Week at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Graham Chapel, she'll be speaking on a panel along with representatives from the catholic Student Center, Missouri Right to Life and Planned Parenthood.

But many students are up in arms about Palin's price tag. A source tells NewsChannel 5 she will be paid $17,500, which will come from student activity fees, as voted on by the student government. According to reports, the young mother usually gets between $15,000 and $30,000 for each speaking engagement.

"There's nothing that really qualifies her to ask for such an exorbitant amount of money just to come speak here about abstinence, so the reaction is pretty negative. We think that we could be using our money better to get somebody who's more qualified to come speak than Bristol Palin," said senior Pierre Boncy.

"That's an awful lot of money to be spending for a speaker and I'm a little skeptical because I'm not really sure what expertise she has or what she's really going to bring, so right now I'm pretty skeptical but I'm still open to hearing what she has to say because she is close to our age, so it could be interesting," added sophomore Ali Ruth.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:00 PM
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1. A waste of money. This could feed some of the unemployed and hungry in our country.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:38 AM
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31. they're utilizing expertise. Want to know about unwed pregnancy?
bring in a dim bulb who got knocked up. Wanna know about prostitution? Bring in her dad.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:02 PM
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2. Being a fake celebrity pays well. nt
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:03 PM
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3. unmarried underage teen sex - > baby = ticket to riches, conservative family values style nt
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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:10 PM
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12. ding! ding! ding! ding! ding!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:16 PM
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18. I'll second that motion.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:03 PM
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4. wtf? she's what, 20? and her qualification is she got pregnant when she was a teenager?
corruption.
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AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:05 AM
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26. No - not just that, she was on Dancin' w/ the Stars - that makes her a specialist.....nt.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:04 PM
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5. ""I'm not really sure what expertise she has...""
:rofl:
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:06 PM
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6. Bristol> "tell him to wear a condom" or "check the condom" $17,500 please... ;-]
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:08 PM
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7. She speaking as an expert in making money off an unplanned teen pregnancy?
"Being unwed teen mom is like so awesome! You get paid like so much money to talk about it, and you don't hardly have to spend any time with like your baby! This so rocks!"
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:08 PM
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8. Work hard, do the right thing and you'll be rewarded......
What bullshit that is.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:09 PM
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11. Hey! Like labor was so totally hard and she looked super fat for a few months. That WAS hard.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:08 PM
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:08 PM
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10. She can speak?
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:11 PM
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14. Well she sure as hell can't dance! n/t
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:39 PM
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21. Arf!
:evilgrin:
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:10 PM
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13. bristol, just listen to mama... the $$$ will coming pouring in...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:13 PM
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15. Uh huh
How many teenage girls in the ghetto who get pregnant by way of a loser father can expect a similar reward?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:13 PM
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16. Do they really think those students aren't smart enough to know she'll say whatever for $$$$$$?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:14 PM
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17. She could PROVE otherwise by doing it for free. nt
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:18 PM
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19. What a downer from last year's event:
http://www.studlife.com/news/2010/02/12/sex-week-activities-prove-satisfying/

February 12, 2010

The end of this week marks the completion of Washington Universitys annual Sexual Responsibility Week, which traditionally falls during the week leading up to Valentines Day.

-snip

Student Health Advisor Committee (SHAC) brought Judy Kuriansky, a professor at Columbia University and a sex educator, to campus in order to lead a workshop on tantric sex. According to Jenkins, Kuriansky was received well by the students in attendance.

She taught us that it was more of a way to live your life than a way to learn how to have sex, Jenkins said. I think people felt really involved in the activities she was having us take part in.

In addition, the Alternative Lifestyles Association(ALA held) five events this week, each aimed at providing a venue for students to discuss normally taboo subjects that they are curious about. The events included The Gay Marriage Debate, The Ultimate Guide to Womens Sexual Pleasure, Sexploration on College Campuses, Sex in the DUC and Anal Pleasure 101.

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:35 PM
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20. My god there is something wrong with those people.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:39 PM
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22. Bristol is a fame and money whore
I wonder where she learned that?
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:52 PM
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23. what a grifter...
And how damned stupid are these people to book her.... Exactly what is her expertise?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:54 PM
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24. An awful lot of money for someone who CONTRIBUTES NOTHING OF VALUE TO SOCIETY.
Sorry for the all caps but the point must be made.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:01 AM
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25. That is really offensive.
I would be so upset if I were a student there.
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Shadowflash Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:56 AM
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27. Heh.
Bristol Palin speaking at a forum about Sexual Responsibility is like paying the Trix Rabbit to speak at a healthy cereal convention.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:03 AM
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28. Methinks they need a new student government.
I'd be starting recall petitions right about now if I were a student there.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:00 AM
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29. You know how many condoms could be bought for that?
:silly:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:30 AM
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30. Yo go girl
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:06 AM
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32. I bet Bristol thinks she earned that money. What a grifter. nt
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:17 AM
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35. Come here Bristol your'e a lotta woman you know that? You wanna earn fourteen dollars the hard way?
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:13 AM
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33. I would do it for $100. Cash only, please.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:14 AM
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34. That's just embarrassing for Washington University.
nt

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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:24 AM
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36. It's an insult, demeaning to today's youthful intellect/intelligence
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:30 AM
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37. They promote their own
These far right guys promote their own, they are a cabal and you don't even know who is involved. This is how they get money.
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:50 AM
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38. The planners are beyond stupid for agreeing to pay that
Shit, I remember taking a sex ed. class back in jr. high where they brought in THREE teen mothers to talk to us about abstinence, and they did it for free!

Btw, how biased is that panel? Only one pro-choice rep among 4 panelists?
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