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  Reply # 1435258 26-Nov-2015 14:43
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He'll get a few million.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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  Reply # 1435272 26-Nov-2015 15:08
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Out of the USD$15 million that he is trying to sue for, $10 million of it comes from the state and $5 million from the district school. All of it tax payers money. Tax payers that stood behind him and companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook and lots of others presenting him with gifts/gadgets, getting invited to the White house, NASA etc. It is a real kick in face for tax payers. Reading through reddit, the entire thing was a setup. Trying to find the thread.




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  Reply # 1435275 26-Nov-2015 15:11
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They are. But that's Murica.

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  Reply # 1435280 26-Nov-2015 15:16
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scuwp: I thought he was outed as a hoaxer. He deliberately set out to be an a$$hole and scare as many people as he could. Maybe the whole thing was a set up planning on the legal action to follow? Kind of like the guy that set up a company, and then sued himself for millions and won. Insurance had to pay out. Now THATS a self starter. Give the kid a hedge fund to look after.


Unless you can substantiate this you are just blaming the victim and that is not a good look.





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  Reply # 1435284 26-Nov-2015 15:21
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Litigation is the American way of life. I wonder how many high and mighty posters here would actually turn down the chance to make several million if they were in a similar position. I sure wouldn't. I would tell the lawyers to go after all they can get and then I would give most of it to truly deserving good causes. Note I didn't say 'all' of it.
 




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  Reply # 1435286 26-Nov-2015 15:23
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Even it was a setup, it would never have worked if America wasn't in such an appalling state with regards to racism and fear.




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  Reply # 1435320 26-Nov-2015 15:51
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SaltyNZ: My opinion: he should move to a country where people don't run away when they see a box of homemade electronics. He's drawing attention to a serious issue. He's brown, he's being racially profiled. If I brought that box into work, nobody would run away. They'd shake their heads and wonder what new whacky thing I was up to. But I'm white, so clearly I don't make bombs.


Actually I suspect it reality it has nothing to do with the fact you are white, it has to do with the fact you are a self professed geek, employed in a technical role, and probably have shared details over your previous creations.

To be honest, I think anyone, of any race, creed or sexual orientation who takes a suitcase with wires, into a school, is as dumb as a bag of hammers. If you want to share your creations like that, without raising all manner of alarms or concerns, it would be talked about with the school first so they knew.

Just a bit of common sense and courtesy. 

People have a reasonable right to be frightened about bombs/items with wires sticking out of them, these days.



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An interesting post here that (allegedly) identifies the model of clock that was disassembled.
Richard Dawkins on Twitter has been pretty brutal about the whole saga.
I'm undecided. The kid does seem to have claimed an "invention" and it looks pretty likely that this was not a valid claim IMHO.

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josephhinvest: Richard Dawkins on Twitter has been pretty brutal about the whole saga.


Oh how very unlike RD to be a complete d*ck about something :)

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  Reply # 1435345 26-Nov-2015 16:26
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TimA: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11550674


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o the teenage kid in America who happens to be Muslim brought a home made clock into a school.
Sure some home made thing with wires and a timer would definitely make people jump thinking its a bomb in America. Not to mention in a school. People should know how sensitive they are currently.

The media did a report on it and the kid turns out to be somewhat smart and so on, Google offer something to him and people praise him.

Now the family are trying to sue the City/School/Police for $23,000,000. Like seriously. Come on. "The letters claimed the teenager’s civil rights were violated and that he and his family suffered physical and mental anguish. They claim he was singled out because of his “race, national origin, and religion.”

As far as i am concerned he has lost all credibility. He has gone from being that smart kid google wanted to the kid who is trying to sue the state (which he will be known for a lifetime for.)


Did you follow the case at the time? 

Kid goes to school with project as part of a class.
Teacher calls police. 
Police arrest kid.

It's a clock! School and police have it all completely wrong. Did they admit that? No. In the event - and after - neither looked after this kid.....their primary duty.

Then...both refused to apologise..and the school sends out a snotty letter telling all parents to not let their kids bring things to school that aren't allowed (which had nothing to do with THIS kid because what he brought to school WAS allowed....as long as you're a white kid).

I'd sue them to the Moon and back - with bells on. The school failed. The police failed...and continued to fail.




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  Reply # 1435351 26-Nov-2015 16:29
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josephhinvest: An interesting post here that (allegedly) identifies the model of clock that was disassembled.
Richard Dawkins on Twitter has been pretty brutal about the whole saga.
I'm undecided. The kid does seem to have claimed an "invention" and it looks pretty likely that this was not a valid claim IMHO.

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The kid made a clock for a class project. It doesn't matter if it was an invention. He wasn't arrested for patent violation FFS. He was arrested because he's brown and muslim and he had a box of wires and the teachers and police were idiots. 




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SaltyNZ: My opinion: he should move to a country where people don't run away when they see a box of homemade electronics.


I thought the family had already moved?
 

They said they were going to Oman. That's not the same thing as actually packing up and moving to Oman. 




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gcorgnet: I think you nailed it. Just another person trying to take advantage of the situation.
Man $23 Mil is an absurd amount of money over this and the fact they play the race card is just shameful.


You don't appear to know anything about what actually happened. 

The kid is 14. 




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Linuxluver:
richms: I thought the family had already moved?
 
They said they were going to Oman. That's not the same thing as actually packing up and moving to Oman. 


They are in Qatar
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/11/24/ahmed-mohamed-happy-in-qatar/

 

15-year-old Ahmed Mohamed has been in the Middle East for about a month now, where most people see him as a regular kid and not as the Muslim teen arrested after his homemade clock was mistaken for a possible bomb at school.

 

“It’s like how you expect it when you move to a new country and you meet new people,” Ahmed told CBS 11 over FaceTime.

According to letters from Ahmed’s attorneys, he’s living in Qatar now because threats and fear drove his family from Texas

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wellygary: he’s living in Qatar now because threats and fear drove his family from Texas


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