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Old February 2nd, 2013 (9:08 AM).
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I'm not sure I follow your wording. Who's reaping the consequences and what are they?
The consequences are widespread public outrage against their office.
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    The consequences are widespread public outrage against their office.
    The rest of the world may care at least to a certain extent, but a vast majority in America don't even know, and a good number of those who do don't even care.

    The media is a handy little tool when it comes to telling the people only what you want them to hear, isn't it? Add to that the false belief that anything and everything on the internet is untrustworthy and shouldn't be taken into consideration.
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    Old February 4th, 2013 (8:20 AM).
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    The rest of the world may care at least to a certain extent, but a vast majority in America don't even know, and a good number of those who do don't even care.
    That's funny, because pretty much everyone I know has spoken out against this. This was pretty widely reported, I don't know what you're getting at.
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      That's funny, because pretty much everyone I know has spoken out against this. This was pretty widely reported, I don't know what you're getting at.
      I don't know the same people you do, and the people I do know (family, friends from school) don't ever hear about this kind of stuff. And even if it was on the local news, I don't think most people would be phased by this as much as the people here are. "Oh, someone killed themselves in order to not face jailtime? Heard that before."

      People don't question what goes on, unless it's something to do with patriotism, politics, or children. Everything else in America is in one ear and out the other essentially.
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      Old February 4th, 2013 (9:36 AM).
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      That's funny, because pretty much everyone I know has spoken out against this. This was pretty widely reported, I don't know what you're getting at.
      The only place I've come across it, aside from more technology-inclined websites, is CNN. And their angle was "Well, he was a prodigy and that's a shame. But... he did still steal and that's the rule." Not really outrage
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        He's not the only person who tried to weasel his way out of criminal charges through suicide. A lot of people with charges do that.
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