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Join us for a White House Hangout on the Maker Movement. On Thursday, March 28th at 3:00 pm ET, White House innovation advisor Tom Kalil will discuss the #Maker  Movement with leading innovators and Makers from around the country.

You can watch the Hangout live on the White House Google+ page, and join the conversation with the hashtag #WHHangout .
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This is where creative thinking and innovation becomes omnipresent. I talk about this specifically in my up coming book about the future of education. The maker's movement is not just for kids :)
Cool.  I hope that this gets archived on YouTube or somewhere, as my wife has a doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon.
When is the white house going to be opened up for the American people? Are you guys going to continue to pretend you have no money when the executive office is taking lavish multi million dollar vacations? 
The maker movement is very important... once someone makes something, and sells it for a profit, the Whitehouse can continue the "Taker" movement... where they take all the profits.
+Rachelle Greene actually the white house right now due to the sequester. 

+Rich White why dont you go talk to your representative in congress who took a vacation when they should have been working on avoiding the sequester.
So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off -- 28 days.

Your implication that Obama takes excessive vacations is unfounded. Republican presidents take WAY more vacation days 
+Rachelle Greene apparently you don't watch the news. The White House tours have been closed all month. Obama closed the White House so the sequestration would hurt more. 
This country isn't run from the White House, it's run from Wall Street.  Even the government has limited power compared to the corporations because the majority of the people in office were funded by and are basically controlled by the investors who all have agendas.  Those agendas aren't for the good of the American people but for the promotion of their own wealth.  When will you people wake up and realize this.
+cody parnell George W Bush spent a lot of time away from the White House after 9/11. That claim has already been heavily debunked. Obama averages is a vacation a month. He's already taken more time off than any president in the last century. Bidden just spent 1 million dollars for a 2 days European trip. The money Obama spent on his last vacation would have kept the White House open for over a year. Congress has nothing to do with the sequestration. Obama proposed it, Obama wrote it, and Obama threatened to veto any bill that didn't include it. Obama's plans were to use the military cuts to blackmail the Republicans into raising taxes. However, that plan failed. Because of how stupid he looked his approval rating dropped almost 10 points in a week leading to his charm offensive. Also the House passed a bill giving Obama powers in where the sequestration cuts can be made. Obama turned it down by threatening to veto it. Finally the sequestration isn't even a cut. Its a decrease in the rate of growth. The government will actually spend more money this year then last year. Nothing actually had to be cut. Every cut that's being made is being done intentionally by the Obama administration to make people feel the pain. It's not working we all know the truth. In 2014 when Republicans take the Senate we'll fix the country. 
+Michael Gonzalez then why do people keep electing Democratic politicians that want to just grow the government more? If you admit big government is the problem then why do you people insist on bigger government as a solution?
+Rich White Um no... I live in Texas. During his first term I lived in Waco and attended TSTC where airforce one landed. They would shut the school down when this happened. Our school was shut down every week. Hell I even got to board airforce one 

His second term I lived in Austin where I was a caddie at a very prominent golf club. As the caddie master, I got the vip loops. I looped for GB and friends (including that fuckwit Alberto Gonzalez)72 times.

So no, you are completely wrong bro. But go ahead and drink some more tea
It's doesn't matter if it's a Democrat or Republican.  That system is just put into place to give you the illusion of choice so the sheep can go about their merry way blaming the other side instead of solving any real problems.
If Life serves you Lemons, make Lemonade, If Life gives you Tomatoes, make Bloody Marys, If life gives you obama, please flush the toilet.
+cody parnell don't let facts get in the way of what you believe. Google it. Obama has spent way more time on vacation. However, that's irrelevant to the point. Obama is making the American people hurt intentionally and he is not adjusted his own personal schedule to compensate for any savings whatsoever. If he truly wants the American people to believe that sequestration cuts hurt then he should cut back on his private time. The fact that he isn't just proves the fact that he is hurting America intentionally. 
+Rich White 

ok I looked it up... Here is further proof you are wrong.

Furthermore, it was Congress who set the sequester in action. It is what they wanted, now they cry. You do realize just about all of Congress left to go on vacation instead of coming to an agreement on the budget. Obama stayed until the last second. But nice try, go and drink some more tea you fuckwit
+Rich White I saw nothing on google that supports your claims... Where is your proof? I guess its in the tea
+cody parnell then I guess Jay Carney the White House press secretary musta been lying when he said Obama was responsible for the sequestration. Lmao. By the way how long did it take you to find all left wing biased sources? Facts are facts. The majority of Bush's administration he worked away from the White House do to the terrorist attacks. You can't count every time he left the White House as a vacation. That's ridiculous. 
This president has signed the Monsanto Protection Bill. He was questionable, now he is totally unbelievable. A fraud imo.
Bush usually didn't vacation anywhere but his own personal properties... Which didn't cost the taxpayer much, if anything, at all.
+John Shaw no it cost a lot of money... His security detail alone was huge, not to mention traveling expenses, the 80,000 dollar membership at austin golf club (I was there). He played golf once a week at agc, when he came we had jets flying over head, countless state troopers, secret service, snipers in the bushes (literally snipers), and armed military guards toting sub machine guns on the whole behind us, the whole we were playing, and the whole ahead of us. Not to mention that even as a member you had to 450 dollars in green fees, plus pay for the caddie. So dont fool yourself when you think it was not costing the tax payer tons of money on his vacations. Hypocrit
Whatever, man. All I'm saying is that if there isn't enough in the budget to keep the White House open for tours, maybe we can look elsewhere for those funds... $1 million for Joe Biden to spend two days in Paris would seem like a good start. But that's just me.
You are an idiot, how do you think he got to his ranch... Since you don't know here read this...

During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
+Michael Gonzalez Media Matters is a Democratic think tank. You cannot use information for Media Matters as a source. It's ran by George Soros to help the Democratic Party. 
20 million in 8 yrs now, Google obumbler in 4.2 yrs. Hope your head explodes from the figure. I would but I'm driving.
The fact is you guys are just creating a distraction to the actual issue here. Obama said the sequestration was going to hurt everyone. If were in such financial dire times why doesn't Obama cut back on his private time? The reason why he does it is because there is no problem. The government has plenty of money to run. The fact is this was all a scare tactic that Obama is using to discredit Congress. If he can't tighten his belt when it comes to his time off then the White House should be open to tours. This is spring break and there are thousands of kids in Washington right now who want to see the White House. It's their right and it's their house. Obama is doing this intentionally to make the cuts look worse than they are. You guys can say whatever you want to defend Obama. The truth is in his approval rating. American knows he's full of crap. Half of the stuff Obama does if Bush would have done you guys would be flipping out. In fact you guys did flip out over stuff Bush did that Obama continues to do. That's what you call hypocritical. 
Whoa... how did the comments get so far off track?  ... apparently, it only takes a couple of un-makers. 

I'm glad that the Whitehouse is raising awareness of the maker movement ... back to our roots as an inventive society... no matter one's political views.
I have strong opinions! If you disagree, I will become rude! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
I still don't get why both sides think theirs is some hero.  They are both assholes who are ruining this country.  Can't you people see that.
+Rich White I can see you are up to your typical nonsense, funny how blocking me still reveals how you attack people and make empty claims.
It says my device doesn't support hangout.
President Obama and his education team keep trying to improve education the old fashion way. It is amazing they do not get it that teaching the mind to become +2 will never happen as long as the emotional brain continues to be -2, -1, +1 or +2! Or a mixture of the above. It is the brain level that projects the emotional level. We continue to produce -2, -1 and +1 brains when the correct education  can produce a +2 brain and mind majority. President Obama is very sincere about becoming the greatest education president ever and even though he is putting more and more money into education the money is going into fixing the healthy part of education. It is like the heart is sick and he is providing the medicine for the stomach! And so educational health remains more or less the same - emotionally/brainly sick!

I have written over 1600 essays/blogs/press-releases explaining the correct approach to fixing education. I have personally handed over to him my different proposals a few times and on one occasion he even promised to get back to me and yet I am waiting for over 4 years. He has no time for my ideas as he is too busy improving mind education which is already in good health. He has no time for fixing the real educational disease which is in brain education!

America and the world is suffering big time because our education policy leaders are ignorant of what is needed to rid the country of all this crime, divorce, hatred, mental and physical anguish, student failures, corruption, sleeplessness, greed etc. Lack of wisdom/brain education has a rippling effect on all man made messes and until we take steps to ensure that we stop producing -2, -1 and +1 brains we will continue to have a -2, -1 and +1 life and society. Can -2 = +2? Can a pig be forced to have table manners? 

Our education leaders are expecting to produce +2 people just by providing the +2 mind education opportunities to all but the -2, -1 and +1 brains that enter the classroom are only capable of putting in -2, -1 and +1 efforts that result in -2, -1 and +1 education that generates -2, -1 and World Press Freedom Day 2011 people.
Can't wait for this to start. Good luck everyone involved.
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