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Schwarzenegger to head think tank
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 08/05/2012 1:25:59 AM PDT by thecodont

As the unstoppable cyborg in "The Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger made "I'll be back" part of the national lexicon. Nearly two years after leaving California's highest elected office, he's making good on the promise in a big way.

The former Republican governor, who just turned 65, told The Chronicle that he will head up the Schwarzenegger Institute for Public Policy at University of Southern California, a think tank designed to explore "post-partisan" politics and global challenges.

Among the luminaries working alongside him are former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and Nobel Prize-winning climate change scientist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri.

Schwarzenegger, who donated $20 million to the project, said he's convinced that his academic venture can bring together people from across the political spectrum to solve key problems such as climate change, crumbling infrastructure and health care reform. He keeps in mind, he says, his philosophy when it comes to such landmark efforts: "Never give up. Just try and push - and push and push."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Schwarzenegger-to-head-think-tank-3759005.php#ixzz22erpXNmY

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: global; schwarzenegger; thinktank; univofsocal

1 posted on 08/05/2012 1:26:18 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Satire?


2 posted on 08/05/2012 1:26:55 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

I just hope he doesn’t hurt himself there....


3 posted on 08/05/2012 1:28:05 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: thecodont

Lord love a duck! A think tank? For “post-partisan” politics and “climate change”? Like, awesome oxymoron, dude.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 1:37:07 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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>> to solve key problems such as climate change

Some folks in California are not aware the climate outside of that state actually changes.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 1:46:26 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: DesertRhino

Dementia praecox.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 1:46:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: thecodont

Headline should read “Schwarzenegger Buys Himself a Think Tank.”

He probably thought it was some sort of sauna...


7 posted on 08/05/2012 1:55:25 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: thecodont

yeah that’s some intellectual major decision making heavy weights right there now....


8 posted on 08/05/2012 1:57:11 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: thecodont

A little more seriously, this is probabaly a good move on his part. I suspect that from here on out every trip he takes and every restaurant meal he buys will be tax deductable.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 2:00:14 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: thecodont

Funniest headline in a long, long time...


10 posted on 08/05/2012 2:01:28 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: thecodont

All the world is a stage.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 2:04:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

next on the board of that intellectual Schwarzenegger Think Tank Kerri Strug and Bela Karolyi for inspiration.. You can do it..


12 posted on 08/05/2012 2:06:31 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: DesertRhino

Schwarzenegger-think tank

Oxymoron?


13 posted on 08/05/2012 2:07:21 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: thecodont

Thanks for the laugh.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 2:08:41 AM PDT by csvset
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To: thecodont
"Thinktank, eh?"

15 posted on 08/05/2012 2:20:22 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: thecodont

Good grief.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 2:39:56 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: thecodont
"The Chronicle that he will head up the Schwarzenegger Institute for Public Policy at University of Southern California, a think tank designed to explore "post-partisan" politics and global challenges."

A real estate company?
17 posted on 08/05/2012 2:49:42 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: thecodont

HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA!!! THINK TANK!!!! HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!


18 posted on 08/05/2012 3:19:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: thecodont

... he’s convinced that his academic venture can bring together people from across the political spectrum to solve key problems such as climate change, crumbling infrastructure and health care reform.
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How does he expect to do that when he and his whole gathering are leftist idiots that expect they, and only they, can control the climate changes, etc.?


19 posted on 08/05/2012 3:44:33 AM PDT by octex
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To: JoeDetweiler

Bingo !


20 posted on 08/05/2012 3:53:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: thecodont

Let me guess, they’re going to use his head as the tank.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 3:57:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: thecodont
climate change, crumbling infrastructure and health care reform

the lineup is astounding, the agenda is astonishing! call me when you wake up

22 posted on 08/05/2012 4:03:43 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: thecodont

Think tank.

Duh Terminador should hope it’s not filled with water as it might rust his brain and he won’t be capable of any deep thinking.

He may be somewhat ‘thick-headed’, but he and Daffy Duck would make a great ticket against “Psycho-O’Bozo” and Putz. The ticket would be more evenly balanced


23 posted on 08/05/2012 4:03:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: JoeDetweiler

That, and there’s probably good money to be had from various grants he’ll have access to.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 4:13:30 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: JoeDetweiler
Headline should read “Schwarzenegger Buys Himself a Think Tank.... Still Searching for the Entrance."
25 posted on 08/05/2012 4:29:32 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: thecodont

Arnold was a tanker in the Austrian army back in the day. He might not understand this is not that kind of tank.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 4:37:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: thecodont

They can have all the think-tanks they want as long as they spend their own damned money.


27 posted on 08/05/2012 5:00:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: thecodont

You heartless herp!

Now my Sunday morning has acquired a bad taste!

What a collection of clowns, commies and the worst of the faux-Academented to postulate ‘working together’.


28 posted on 08/05/2012 5:05:21 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: thecodont
Schwarzenegger to head think tank

An OXYMORON situation if there ever was one.

29 posted on 08/05/2012 5:32:38 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: thecodont

Oxymoron

1.California think tank
2.A fine mess
3.


30 posted on 08/05/2012 6:04:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: thecodont
Oh, goody. Another politically correct do-nothing factory. THAT will solve all our problems: a bunch of "diverse" eggheads sitting around sipping chablis and chatting about Kierkegaard over tofu and brie.

You'd get more done if you turned loose a gang of good-ole boys with a keg of Blue Ribbon and some Cheetos.

31 posted on 08/05/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: thecodont

This article seems like something you’d read in the “Onion”.
Lol. Awnald is such a disappointment.


32 posted on 08/05/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: thecodont

Good grief!


33 posted on 08/05/2012 7:47:51 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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Get to the Choppah


34 posted on 08/05/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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