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Donít pet the new Secret Service dogs at the White House
PBS News Hour ^ | July 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM EDT | BY Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Posted on 07/11/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT by tbpiper

The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they’re being broadly deployed among the general public.(emphasis added)

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: dogs; security; whitehous

1 posted on 07/11/2014 2:59:49 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

Seems Benito is getting a bit nervous.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 3:00:28 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

My father in law saw Benito hanging from the hook. he said it was one of the coolest things he had ever seen.

Ahh..to have memories like that.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 3:02:30 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: tbpiper

4 posted on 07/11/2014 3:04:07 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: tbpiper

They just have to use the dogs. They just HAVE to. You see, they HAVE to use the dogs because the fences around the White House just don’t work. :o)


5 posted on 07/11/2014 3:09:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
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6 posted on 07/11/2014 3:09:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: tbpiper

Napoleon in Animal Farm protected himself with dogs too. The picture of the Animal Farm pigs walking on two legs would fit right in on this thread.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 3:14:05 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: tbpiper

I wonder if Obama ever thinks one of them would look good for dinner?


8 posted on 07/11/2014 3:14:19 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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9 posted on 07/11/2014 3:16:40 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Joe Boucher

I wonder if he’s having nightmares about pitchforks and torches.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 3:29:21 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper
Reminds me of some great literature ...

13 posted on 07/11/2014 3:45:53 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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14 posted on 07/11/2014 4:00:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kingattax
Good size, but you forgot to center it

:-)

15 posted on 07/11/2014 4:13:31 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Two Imperials, except Nero was a better fiddler, and didn't need a pen or a phone)
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To: tbpiper

He sure is careful about the border at the White House, too bad he doesn’t care about the border for the nation...typical Obama, it’s all about him, his safety, his family...to hell with the rest if us peasants.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 4:14:10 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Vermont Lt
My father in law saw Benito hanging from the hook. he said it was one of the coolest things he had ever seen.

My father in law was at the same place/same time after trekking through North Africa.

He told me he and a friend heard that Benito was hanging out at a certain location, and they proceeded to go to see the spectacle. They were previously instructed to avoid the area that they would have to pass through, as it was not safe. As they proceeded, they passed German units that had surrendered, but still had weapons. When they saw what they would have to pass through, they turned around and went back to their unit.

So, my father in law was there, probably 27 years old, but did not get to see il Duce.

17 posted on 07/11/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Problem with that is that they are muzzled. Pointless.

Just like French dogs today. Protecting the Louvre without any teeth. It’s like the cops without guns.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 5:13:48 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Problem with that is that they are muzzled. Pointless.

Unless the muzzles have a "quick release" feature.

19 posted on 07/11/2014 5:16:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: tbpiper

Not sure what to think of this.

Dogs are out in the open patrolling all the time. So big deal. Not real shocking. Biggest problem is whether it is worth the cost.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 5:19:07 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Not in France. The wussies are too afraid of hurting anyone, and all working dogs like that must be muzzled period.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 5:20:11 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: tbpiper

The walls around his ivory tower continue to get bigger.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 5:30:40 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: tbpiper

I’ll bet that if you asked and the Secret Service responded truthfully, you would learn that Barack Obama has a daily death threat total exceeding the weekly totals for other presidents.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 5:35:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: tbpiper

Wowww.......

I’m searching for the word to use here but my brain isn’t up to the task yet. (It’s early)..

What word means ‘unaware (or callously indifferent to) of how bad your actions look’,

Or something better than that?

As in ‘I let walking diseases and God only what kind and how many terrorists and other criminals enter the non-existent border fence by the thousands to threaten the safety of Americans and the fabric of American society; but Ima get me some attack dogs for around mah house because a whole, solid, working fence that’s guarded by armed and dangerous agents just doesn’t seem like enough’... ??

Will they take the pooches to Martha’s Vineyard?


24 posted on 07/11/2014 6:41:04 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan ( It's hard to kiss the lips at night that chew yer ass out all day long.)
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To: tbpiper

I may have found the word: ANOSOGNOSIA

SUMMARY: Anosognosia is a common symptom of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychotic features.

Also called “lack of awareness” or “lack of insight,” it has an anatomical basis that has been confirmed in multiple scientific studies.

The word itself comes from the Greek word for disease (nosos) and knowledge (gnosis) and literally means “to not know a disease.”

It affects approximately 50 percent of individuals with schizophrenia and 40 percent of individuals with bipolar disorder and is the most common reason that individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar do not take their medications.

When taking medications, awareness of illness improves in some patients.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan ( It's hard to kiss the lips at night that chew yer ass out all day long.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

But they’ll poop in Moochelle’s garden!


26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: The_Media_never_lie; Vermont Lt
My dad was there. He was a combat engineer and they were at the "sharp end" - he actually knew the partisani who caught Mussolini. He said it was an ESSO station in the middle of Milan - they hung up his body, that of his mistress Clara Petacci, and 2-3 other people.

We have dad's photos of the partisani (waving from the back of an ox-cart, sitting around drinking wine) - he took a bunch of photos of Mussolini & Co. but we can't find the negatives. >-<

27 posted on 07/11/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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28 posted on 07/11/2014 7:56:56 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: AnAmericanMother

bttt


29 posted on 07/11/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Mark17

i’ll work on it next time :)


30 posted on 07/11/2014 12:42:28 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: tbpiper


31 posted on 07/11/2014 1:05:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LambSlave

Good lord, man! That’s one ugly dawg! The spotted creature on the chain looks fearsome too.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 1:31:51 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

You do know that is a hyena, no?


33 posted on 07/11/2014 5:40:35 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Thanks for the ping Joe!

Just have to say...people are used to seeing "working dogs" on occasion, including police and/or service dogs...and I think folks generally don't interfere with them or their owners/handlers.

So why the warning?! It's a little off-putting, to say the least...nothing "Secret" about THOSE "Secret Service" agents. So just SAY they're guard dogs, stay back.

Oh wait...if they're mingling amongst people but not to be touched or petted, then wouldn't that scare the sh*t out of anyone unfortunate enough to be randomly sniffed?

Or are they muzzled? (the dogs, not the peops, of course)

0bama has never yet figured out a better way to do anything, including canine security around the White House...I am SO looking forward to "moving out" day for him, 2017...

34 posted on 07/11/2014 8:40:15 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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