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And You Thought the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Couldn't Get Any Worse!
Reaganite Republican ^ | November 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 11/10/2011 6:16:37 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Jerry Sandusky: the flags were there all along

The list of enablers seems to grow by the minute... the beloved JoePa may now even face charges himself for not reporting Sandusky.  Then there's the crimes themselves: suffice to say, the kind that get you killed your first week in prison. What an unmitigated nightmare for sleepy State College, Pa, the entire NCAA, and above all the victims. 

But the sad fact this case could get a whole lot uglier...

Obviously there's more questions than answers at this point: like how the wife, family, and Penn State associates of Jerry Sandusky all justified covering for such hideous crimes. About the only ones not asking these things might be the mob of morally-retarded Penn State fans who actually rioted over the firing of Paterno yesterday. 

But recall that the OSU Buckeyes lost Jim Tressel earlier this year because he covered for players selling a couple jerseys… what did they possibly expect at Penn State, then. Paterno had plenty of warnings, and somehow just didn’t do the right thing. Get over it, Penn State fans- a luxury the victims -who may number as many as 17- will probably never enjoy.

What now?

One thing people are talking about today is how the initial 1998 investigation into the vile predatory habits of Jerry Sandusky went nowhere. All of us -along with all his subsequent targets- are left wondering why nothing ever happened when there'd been firsthand witnesses and even a direct admission.

Seems that thirteen years ago when Center Country DA 
Ray Gricar was working the case against Sandusky, he quite mysteriously failed to ever bring charges, despite the wealth of evidence...  but it doesn't look like anybody's going to get to ask him about it, except for St Peter maybe:

Ray Gricar, the Centre County DA at the time of the 1998 investigation into Victim 6's allegations, has been missing since 2005 and was declared legally dead in July of this year. 

We may never know why Gricar did not press charges against Sandusky, despite Sandusky's admissions—per the grand jury report—that he had showered naked with the boy and hugged him. 

Ray Gricar (Deadspin)

The hard drive from Gricar's computer turned up on the banks of the Susquehanna River six months after his disappearance, according to this story Ganim wrote three years ago, when she was still at the State College, Pa.-based Centre County Daily Times. Whatever was on that hard drive will forever be the subject of speculation now...

Gricar just as mysteriously went missing after telling his girlfriend he was to go for a day off drive in the park... the DA was never seen nor heard from again. His Red Mini Cooper was found soon afterward, cellphone still on the seat.

Investigators said internet searches conducted from Ray Gricar's house on that day he vanished in 2005 include "how to wreck a hard drive" and "water damage to notebook computer", among other things. Three months after Gricar's disappearance, his government-issued notebook was found by a fisherman, sans hard drive. Three months after that, that heavily damaged hard drive was found along the same river's banks. The tough Gricar had just busted a major heroin ring, and was at the crest of his career- why on Earth would he be afraid to go after a child molester?

Recall a few years back, where they busted that Belgian child-sex ring... one that not only swapped playthings amongst themselves -often their own children- but enforced the security of the operation with violent, mafia-style manipulation and even vengeance killings?

Seems this case is beginning to acquire a similar stench... Sandusky certainly had his helpers, and now perhaps we'll be finding out who all they were, as well as just how far they were willing to go to protect the oh-so-very sick and dangerous Jerry Sandusky.

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1 posted on 11/10/2011 6:16:42 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Good piece..thanks.

Two additional points to ponder:

1. How do they appoint as interi coach someone who has been there for 33 years. Are we to believ that he had NO knowledge of the previosu incidents, had heard no rumors, had never seen Sandusky acting odd around kids? He's just as culpable.

2. The social pathology of pedophiles is well known. They often operate in rings...exchanging child porn, and often, sadly, children, among themselves. Was there a ring operating "in plain sight" in un-Happy Valley?

2 posted on 11/10/2011 6:21:21 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I don’t get demonstrating the guy’s removal from office.

What??? Is pedophelia OK in America now? What are the demonstratos saying???? Is all of American youth corrupted now??


3 posted on 11/10/2011 6:21:46 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Interesting comment from the link right under the photo:

“Creepier is the fact that we’re likely looking at Victim 4 at some point in this video. Check out the bottom of page 15 - http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2011/1107/espn_e_Sandusky-Grand-Jury-Presentment.pdf";


4 posted on 11/10/2011 6:22:01 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: ken5050

Ken....it makes me wonder if there was a ‘pedo ring’ going on at the uni.

Damn. It’s just all too sick. Ugh!


5 posted on 11/10/2011 6:23:20 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Link doesn’t work....


6 posted on 11/10/2011 6:33:29 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
And You Thought the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Couldn't Get Any Worse!

Oh, I know it will get worse.

7 posted on 11/10/2011 6:34:02 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m glad they fired Paterno, but I still don’t understand the old media’s focus on this. If they were so worried about child rapists, why haven’t they gone after Barney Frank?


8 posted on 11/10/2011 6:34:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Reaganite Republican
I've never seen a crowd riot in support of the sexual abuse of children before.

The Penn State student body are worthless scum. I will never hire another PSU alumnus or alumna again.

9 posted on 11/10/2011 6:36:39 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Reaganite Republican

Now it makes sense as to why JoePa was so determined to go to the grave as PSU head coach. He was afraid of what would be discovered after he left.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 6:38:32 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Nice work! First time I’ve sen your blog. Glad to see you posted it in full (avoiding the harassment) and then linked.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 6:38:42 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Stop...we want our Joe Pa.
Sandusky the creep ruins the end of Jo Pa’s career. Totally rots.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 6:39:11 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Reaganite Republican
"The hard drive from Gricar's computer turned up on the banks of the Susquehanna River six months after his disappearance, according to this story Ganim wrote three years ago, when she was still at the State College, Pa.-based Centre County Daily Times. Whatever was on that hard drive will forever be the subject of speculation now..."

You know, data recovery has evolved eons beyond where it was in 2005. Wonder if this thing is still in an evidence room somewhere?

13 posted on 11/10/2011 6:39:26 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: wideawake

Keep in mind that their enrollment is over 44K a small percentage were demonstrating in favor of Paterno.


14 posted on 11/10/2011 6:40:39 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

This bastard Sandusky has destroyed how many lives and maybe the entire Penn State community. Anyone who enabled him or looked the other way has some serious explaining to do.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 6:40:59 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: dfwgator
Keep in mind that their enrollment is over 44K a small percentage were demonstrating in favor of Paterno.

Then the other 90% should have been counterdemonstrating those filth.

16 posted on 11/10/2011 6:42:24 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Reaganite Republican
In July of this year, Gricar's daughter successfully petitioned a court to declare Gricar deceased and bring the saga to an end. But the saga will not end.

That's because Gricar is the man who may have let Jerry Sandusky off the hook in 1998, when reports first surfaced of Sandusky's sexual misconduct (showering with an 11-year-old boy).

From The New York Times yesterday:

As the Sandusky investigation moves forward, questions will be asked anew about why Gricar did not pursue charges against him 13 years ago.

A small but strident minority believes Gricar did not want to tackle a case that involved a hometown icon.

Others who knew and worked with Gricar say he was a meticulous, independent and tough-minded prosecutor who was unbowed by Penn State, its football program and political pressure in general.

bttt

17 posted on 11/10/2011 6:42:33 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: blueunicorn6

Is there any link to Barney Frank and children?


18 posted on 11/10/2011 6:42:53 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: StAnDeliver

Excellent observation. I wonder if it was ever sent to an FBI/CIA lab or was just examined with PA resources.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 6:43:27 AM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

I certainly understand your intense disgust!

But I saw yesterday a group of students who were wearing ribbons or buttons in defense of the victims. Some of them were young men. I was impressed. Imagine my horror this morning when finding out young people rioted over this firing.


20 posted on 11/10/2011 6:44:11 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: ken5050

I have another question:

In 1999 Sandusky retired and was given an emeritus title. He would have been 55 years old. The average 55 year old faculty member is probably not going to be able to a. retire and b. get an emeritus title.

I’d love to see the records and correspondence concerning that cracked open.


21 posted on 11/10/2011 6:47:26 AM PST by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: ken5050

oop. Mine was more of a statement to ponder also.


22 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:17 AM PST by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: icwhatudo

Allways do, with the exception of copyrighted materials


23 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:19 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: blueunicorn6

If you can find a connection between Barney Frank and one underaged child, bring it forth. Otherwise you are over-reaching.


24 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:52 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: PrincessB
Agree...another thing that needs to be done immediately is to audit the Second Mile foundation. They raised millions, and gawd knows where the $$ went, or what it was spent on..

No way the coach..McQuady (sp?) can stay as well..he needs to be gone..

BTW..are you related to Princess Nancy? (g)

25 posted on 11/10/2011 6:50:48 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Seems to me that this Gricar guy could have been murdered. We are talking about big money here. College football at this level is a serious business. It is not in any way shape or form connected to educating anyone. It is theatre. Big theatre that pays big money. More than enough money to get a fellow killed.

Penn states entire football program should be scrubbed. It should be made an example of and taken apart and junked. Abolished. It has put the entire school on the block. They are going to be sued for big money. Very big money.


26 posted on 11/10/2011 6:51:05 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: BunnySlippers

he had a gay friend who was principal of elementary
school who ran a prostitution ring out of barney’s
apartment. barney, of course, had no idea this
was going on. however, this is the sanitized
version of events. we may never know what
really went on and what ages were spanned
in that apartment.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 6:51:18 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: tflabo

“Sandusky the creep ruins the end of Jo Pa’s career. Totally rots.”

WRONG. Joe Pa ruined the end of Joe Pa’s career.


28 posted on 11/10/2011 6:53:23 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

No one mentions, buy I want to know about Sandusky’s wife. She HAD to know.

All these years ... and they adopted 5 boys!


29 posted on 11/10/2011 6:54:08 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

PFL


30 posted on 11/10/2011 6:58:45 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: PrincessB

It is obvious there are more than one roach in that organization. These creeps protect each other.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 6:59:27 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: blueunicorn6

Funny how underage girls impregnated by older guys are given abortions at abortion ‘clinics’ but the rapes are never reported to authorities. Goes on all the time. Kansas as an example. Yet the lamestream media just yawns. Nothing to see here. Move along.


32 posted on 11/10/2011 6:59:57 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: gussiefinknottle

In addition, we openly have a guy heading the “Safe Schools” subject who wanted to teach under-aged kids how to have gay sex, and who was perfectly fine with an underaged boy saying he had had sex with an adult male, which is statutory rape.

But then, we’ve also got public funding of Planned Parenthood, which has repeatedly been caught on tape covering up known rape. If Joe Paterno needs to be fired because he only reported it to the Athletic Director and not to actual law enforcement, then what needs to happen to everybody at Planned Parenthood and every Congress-critter who knew about PP’s cover-up of rape and still not only failed to report it to law enforcement but also voted to FUND PP? What should happen to Barack Obama, who held economic bills hostage because they would not allow funding for Planned Parenthood, which aids and abets rape?

This issue could be a good thing for our country if it causes us to ponder who really does bear responsbility when known crimes are winked at rather than reported and prosecuted.

And we’ve got a TON of major, major issues that deserve the same scrutiny - including Solyndra, Light Squared, Fast and Furious, Obama’s eligibility, etc. We’re talking big-time corruption and crime, and a LOT of people looking the other way so it could continue. In the Obama eligibility issue people have even BRAGGED that they were ignoring the issue.

What happened at Penn State is a microcosm of what is happening in EVERYTHING government-related right now. And the courts consistently tell us that it is nobody’s business - that none of us loses anything of value because of the crimes and corruption that are being overlooked.

Gag.


33 posted on 11/10/2011 7:02:07 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: tflabo
Sandusky the creep ruins the end of Jo Pa’s career

Sandusky AND JoePa ruined the end of JoPa's career. JoePa could have been a hero, if he did the right thing.

34 posted on 11/10/2011 7:03:49 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Here’s that link:

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2011/1107/espn_e_Sandusky-Grand-Jury-Presentment.pdf


35 posted on 11/10/2011 7:05:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: Reaganite Republican

The Board of Trustees took actions, apparently believing that people with knowledge of a terrible (alleged) crime remained silent in favor of the football program.

Yet, the same Board is allowing the game on Saturday to go on as planned? Talk about sending a mixed message.


36 posted on 11/10/2011 7:05:43 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Reaganite Republican

For twenty years my father has irritated his friends - most of whom went to Penn State - by referring to Joe Paterno as a “child molester”. It wasn’t a joke, but he never explained why he said it that way.

I’m starting to wonder if he has been right all along.


37 posted on 11/10/2011 7:07:16 AM PST by JenB
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To: SMARTY
don’t get demonstrating the guy’s removal from office. What??? Is pedophelia OK in America now? What are the demonstrators saying???? Is all of American youth corrupted now??

Since the Univ Pres was pushing the homosexual agenda on this campus and advertised how homo friendly they were, my guess is the majority of the demonstrators were homo.

38 posted on 11/10/2011 7:07:29 AM PST by Hattie
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To: BunnySlippers
No one mentions, buy I want to know about Sandusky’s wife. She HAD to know.

All these years ... and they adopted 5 boys!

OMG - this keeps getting worse! I guarantee you he molested all of them too! And I agree, she's either dumber than dirt or knows.

39 posted on 11/10/2011 7:07:52 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: wideawake

More on Sandusky:

http://www.businessinsider.com/jerry-sandusky-donors-2011-11


40 posted on 11/10/2011 7:08:54 AM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Batman11

?

Bet it’s good.


41 posted on 11/10/2011 7:10:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JenB

Wow - is your dad still alive? Wonder what he knew???


42 posted on 11/10/2011 7:11:25 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: razorback-bert

WOW - this story may have legs - and if it is true, I hope it does!!! I want all of the scumbags rounded up and prosecuted!


43 posted on 11/10/2011 7:16:57 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: tflabo
Stop...we want our Joe Pa JoePed.
Sandusky the creep ruins the end of Jo Pa’s JoePed's career. Totally rots.

Fixed it for you.

44 posted on 11/10/2011 7:19:53 AM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Q:: if an older woman going after a younger man is called a cougar, then what is an older man going after a younger boy called?

A:: a Nittany Lion


45 posted on 11/10/2011 7:21:16 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: JenB

I am just wondering, JenB, if there were possible rumors all along? Why would your Dad make that comment if he didn’t hear something along the way?


46 posted on 11/10/2011 7:21:40 AM PST by momtothree
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To: ken5050

No, I am not related to Princess Nancy. I am the only Princess in my family.


47 posted on 11/10/2011 7:22:10 AM PST by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: blueunicorn6

“I’m glad they fired Paterno, but I still don’t understand the old media’s focus on this. If they were so worried about child rapists, why haven’t they gone after Barney Frank?”

Joe Paterno is a Republican.

What’s happened to the graduate assistant who actually saw the crime?

Isn’t he at least as morally responsible as Paterno was to report the crime to police?

Or is he a Democrat?


48 posted on 11/10/2011 7:24:08 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: momtothree; demkicker

First, my dad is an amazing judge of character. It’s scary how often his first impression of someone is right on.

Second, there almost must have been rumors. We lived 2 hours or so from State College, most of his coworkers over the years were Penn State grads. The grand jury stuff from years ago might have leaked out... I don’t really know. Might have to pry a little next time I talk to him. I don’t know.

I didn’t go to Penn State and I haven’t lived in PA for eight years or so, so I don’t know any real details. But a lot of my old friends are really, really shook up about all this.


49 posted on 11/10/2011 7:25:12 AM PST by JenB
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To: dfwgator
So true. I learned the hard way this truth. Had a bookkeeper who embezzled six figures from my families’ company. She was the first person to get into work, and the last to leave at night. Never took any vacation. We thought she was just a great worker. The forensic accountant who sorted out the embezzlement said it was classic behavior in these cases. The perp is protecting the nest egg. Her crime was uncovered when she had a medical emergency at work, and still refused to go to the hospital. Had to almost force her into the ambulance. That afternoon we found a company check made out to her personal credit card bill. Luckily she paid back every cent, with the subtle threat of prison hanging over her.
50 posted on 11/10/2011 7:26:40 AM PST by gusty
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