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    Mr Bush will take the oath of office using a family Bible
    outside the Capitol building in Washington DC at 1200 (1700 GMT).

    "The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands," he will say.

    Up to 500,000 people are expected for the $40m ceremony and parade.

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    The two largest groups of Protestors are;

    The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
    which has obtained permits for the Counter-Inaugural demonstration.
    They will be demanding "End the occupation of Iraq - Bring the troops home now."
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1285068/posts

    Turn Your Back on Bush
    Protestors will simply Turn their backs when Bush's Limo passes.
    No signs, or billboards simply peaceful ignoring statement
    http://www.turnyourbackonbush.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    (...)Up to 500,000 people are expected for the $40m ceremony and parade. (...)
    How the hell can they justify spending $40m on that?

    I mean all that'll happen is some idiot will drive down a street, then stand on a stage spouting lies.
    What an appalling waste of money.

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    according to the news yesterday - half of that sum was donated by businesses.

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    http://www.turnyourbackonbush.org/ is pretty good way of protesting. even includes safety tips.

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    this is one of the things which annoys me most about democracy....they are spending $40m on that.

    In the UK, the general election, i read that Labour spend 15m on their campaign...assume this is about the same as the tories and lib dem, with say another equal amount for all the small parties BNP, Green, etc. Thats 60m

    So far, we have 60+20ish = 80m

    Then there were the (literally) thousands of lawyers who were stood around, waiting to help out with the US election, if there was all of the problems again like the time before this one = more money. Plus the general costs of the US election, which im sure would be > than that of the UK.

    So, I reckon in total, we (UK and US) have easily spent 60 (uk) + 60 (us) + 20 (bushday) = 140m for the sake of 2 elections.


    140m.....what could ethiopia do with money like that? or Thailand etc who have been devestated by the Tsunami?

    It's disgusting
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    GO BUSH!!!




































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    don't forget exchange rates. 60,000,000 = $112,451,997

    So... $112,451,997 + $60,000,000 + $40,000,000 = $212,451,997 (113,356,099)

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    k, i was going off 2 dollars to the pound.... So, lets, for argument's sake round it down to 100......still rather a large sum of money. We have an election every 5 years (say) = 20m pa....a lot of money.


    And in this assumption, i neglected that america, being somewhat larger than the UK will most likely spend much more on their election, as there are more people being elected. Then take the spending of France, Germany, Canada, ... ... ... And you begin to realise just how much is spent on this whole thing. It's disgusting how much money is wasted into the system.
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    While reading my bathroom book the other day, I learned that the US govt. spends $79 million per day on "intelligence" spending.



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