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Hugh Hewitt reports on Kerry's gun running article in U.S. News and World Reports, May 8, 2000
originally in U.S. News and World Reports ^ | 8/17/2004 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 08/17/2004 5:58:37 PM PDT by Dayvester

Posted at 2:35 PM, Pacific

The May 8, 2000 article from U.S. News & World report reproduced below begins by stating that John Kerry conducted clandestine forays into Cambodia during the Vietnam War to deliver weapons to anticommunist forces. Because that statement isn't a direct quote of Kerry, I contacted the reporter, Kevin Whitelaw, this afternoon. Whitelaw still works at U.S. News & World report where he covers foreign affairs and intelligence matters.

Hugh: "Did John Kerry tell you that he ran guns into Cambodia?"

Kevin Whitelaw: "That's exactly what he told me."

Mr. Whitelaw declined my invitation to appear on my radio program, explaining that he doesn't report on or comment on the presidential campaign.

Can we now agree that John Kerry has engaged in wild claims about his service? Since he told that tale to Mr. Whitelaw, who else has he told it to?

Posted at 9:15 AM, Pacific

Wow. Another Kerry whopper, this from U.S. News & World Reports of May 8, 2000. Here's the entire article.

"Is a trial deal near? by Kevin Whitelaw

Sen. John Kerry made his first forays into Cambodia during the Vietnam War as a Navy lieutenant on clandestine missions to deliver weapons to anticommunist forces. When he returned last week, the mission was official, but dicey nonetheless. At the request of the United Nations, Kerry is trying to broker a compromise on how to try leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime, whose late 1970s reign of terror claimed the lives of some 1.7 million Cambodians.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wants to control any court looking into genocide charges, but U.S. and U.N. officials have demanded an international tribunal. "You can't have a situation where a justice system that many people view as inoperative will have the ability to trump the international community's consensus," says Kerry. Kerry is offering a compromise to allow for co-prosecutors and co-investigators. Both Cambodian and foreign judges would have to agree before an indictment could be thrown out. Hun Sen had initially accepted the proposal but ran into hard-line opposition from his political allies. Kerry anticipates a deal could be struck as early as this week.

Still, the parliament needs to go along, and many members of the ruling party (including Hun Sen) held low- or mid-level posts in the Khmer Rouge regime and might be reluctant to sign on. A legislative debate has been delayed until late May, ostensibly because of a termite infestation of the parliament building."

Where did Kevin Whitelaw get this stunner about running guns to the anti-communists? Somebody find him and ask.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2000; christmasncambodia; gunrunning; hughhewitt; kerry; kevinwhitelaw; lies

1 posted on 08/17/2004 5:58:46 PM PDT by Dayvester
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To: Dayvester

Hillaries fingerprints on the flung ashtray again............?


2 posted on 08/17/2004 6:02:32 PM PDT by spokeshave (strategery + schadenfreude = stratenschadenfreudery)
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To: Dayvester

We must contact Kevin Whitelaw and tell him he should talk more about this issue, (Bet Kevin is a Dem who doesn't want to see his man Kerry go down in a sea of lies...)


3 posted on 08/17/2004 6:19:10 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: doug from upland

Check this out!


4 posted on 08/17/2004 6:19:48 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: demnomo

Thanks for the ping. I've heard Hugh talk about this and he is all over it. Is Kerry a sociopath like Clinton? What the DemocRATic party has been producing lately in its candidates is frightening for this nation.


5 posted on 08/17/2004 6:29:54 PM PDT by doug from upland (John Kerry is a sports fan like Lorena Bobbitt is a surgeon)
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To: Dayvester; PhilDragoo; Ragtime Cowgirl; Cindy; SusanTK; AdmSmith; Valin; Luis Gonzalez; ...



6 posted on 08/17/2004 6:32:32 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: Dayvester

Click the logo to donate to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

7 posted on 08/17/2004 6:33:50 PM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: demnomo

the reporter told Hugh that he doesn't do interviews in public but did answer the questions posed to him as you've posted.


8 posted on 08/17/2004 6:35:04 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: doug from upland
Is Kerry a sociopath like Clinton?

Read some of the snippets Wild Irish Rogue has collected and posted on a couple threads - they are collected from various biographical pieces and confirm Kerry is far beyond Clinton's lying and deviousness; rather they go to a man who is thoroughly delusional and has deeply embedded demons that keep him from sleeping at night, lead to violent fits & convulsions, and, we & Theresa now know, were not drawn from fictional wartime gun running excursions into Cambodia but, rather, they from the darkest reaches of his warped & convoluted mind.

9 posted on 08/17/2004 6:39:53 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Dayvester

wow. Another layer of the twilight zone and John Kerry


10 posted on 08/17/2004 6:47:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: doug from upland; Wild Irish Rogue
We need commentary from Dr. Fick!

Here are comments from another thread: "Can we start accumulating info about any Kerry undisclosed medical condition?" in which the following was penned by Wild Irish Rogue:

I have listed the articles at the bottom of this post, where the Kerrys themselves and a family friend describe Kerry's behavior through the years.
After reading the words of John, Teresa and their friends, I came to this conclusion :

Kerry may suffer from- a depressive disorder -Kerry became mute and withdrawn after his first election lost in 1972.

PTSD-post traumatic stress disorder- Kerry told Brinkley in " Tour of Duty ," that he began sleepwalking and having nightmares in Vietnam.

Teresa told the Rolling Stone in 2002 and The Washington Post in 2003 that Kerry had nighttime frenzies where he "banged on the walls " so loudly-it can be heard rooms away, he screams out and flails around so badly, that she fears he will hit her. Kerry's daughter,Alex, via Teresa's interview validated the nightime banging and screaming.

NPD-narcissistic personality disorder.
A pattern of grandiosity, excessive need for admiration, entitlement, admiration and constant attention.

"A narcissistic individual has a shifting morality--always ready to shift values to gain favor."
Flip Flop.

"Their tendency is to form friendships or romantic relationships with only those that can enhance their self-esteem or advance their purposes."
His two marriages.

"A narcissist presents a false self to the world."

Kerry's whole life history is a mish mash of events and fantasies that don't mesh with reality.

"Under his inferiority is a preoccupation with fantasies of outstanding achievement."

Kerry's medals, Purple Hearts and war time feats.

"The narcissist uses others to aid him in any tasks he undertakes and will frequently take credit for work which others have done."

Many examples in " Unfit For Command."

"Lying is an integral part of the narcissist's behavior and all their self-reports are unreliable."
) David Brinkley and others who think Kerry's diary is true-take note.

"Narcissists will over inflate their own accomplishments, are boastful, and pretentious."

"They frequently will compare themselves to people of great accomplishments and are surprised when others do not agree with them."
"In fact, it is not unusal for the narcissist to compare himself with God."

From Kerry's diary ,Page 244, "Tour of Duty "- after comparing himself to Winston Churchill, Kerry writes his mother-
" Besides, I am so conceited I do not believe the gods would create so potent a being as myself for so prosaic an ending. "

"A narcissistic individual expects favorable treatment from others and wants automatic compliance with his requests."

"For instance he does not feel he should be made to wait in line and expects to be the center of attention."

The Boston media and Hugh Hewitt are replete with examples of Kerry pushing to the front of a line.

Unfit For Command is devastating to Kerry.

I can't stress that enough.
Kerry's entire Vietnam history appears to have been a total fanstasy-unsubstantiated by the facts.
A complete and total fantasy.

Although we joke about Kerry's wild claims of meeting with world leaders and members of the UN Security Council and going to Cambodia-
Kerry's mental health can no longer be overlooked and hidden by the MSM.

The serious question that now must be asked is Kerry schizophrenic or even suffering from multiple personality disorder.

Which is why I believe his campaign refuses to release his miltary and medical records.
Because I can't be the first to notice Kerry's pattern of delusional and depressive behavior.

Links :
"Tour of Duty," David Brinkley-
sleepwalking,nightmares

Kerry's diary-"War Notes "- depression,documents Kerry's break from reality

Rolling Stone
April 11, 2002
"John Kerry,Ready For his Close Up "-Paul Alexander

depression, wall banging, screaming, nightmares, PTSD

" The Heart of Politics
One Woman, Two Senators and Presidential Ambitions: The Washington Tale of John Kerry and Teresa Heinz"

By Mark Leibovich
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 2, 2002; Page F01

Nighttime rages, flailing and screaming out, Teresa indicates Kerry has gotten psychotherapy, Kerry equivocates

"The Long War Of John Kerry," Joe Klein,The New Yorker, 2002

Kerry's old friend, George Butler details Kerry's muteness and withdrawal for at least a 3 day week end, following his election loss in 1972.

"The Making of a Candidate, Part Two- " Boston Globe, June 16, 2003.

Kerry's diary indicates he was so disconsolate after returning from his Christmas trip to Cambodia, that he hoped he would be court martialed.

Kerry's mental history must be examined and any history of psychiatric treatment, hospitalizations and medication therapy must be made public.

11 posted on 08/17/2004 6:49:12 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.

Wild Irish Rogue has some DAMNING posts about Kerry. Too bad the whole string couldnt be sent to interested news media.

Or could a Thread be started of Wild Irish Rogue's posts??


12 posted on 08/17/2004 6:49:12 PM PDT by mlmr (Find a ring and put it round, round, round And with ties so strong your two hearts are bound...)
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To: Dayvester
Welcome to FreeRepublic.com .....

13 posted on 08/17/2004 6:53:23 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Smartass; Dayvester
As Grampa Dave says: "Christmas, 1968: Kerry with his Swift Boat Crew
in Scambodia. Kerry is wearing his CIA hat that came from Richard Nixon
a month before Nixon was sworn in as President."



14 posted on 08/17/2004 6:55:32 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

I hope people start wearing Christmas hats to Kerry appearances!


15 posted on 08/17/2004 6:56:41 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: doug from upland

"...Is Kerry a sociopath like Clinton? What the DemocRATic party has been producing lately in its candidates is frightening for this nation."

Yup. Scarey, ain't it, especially when the lib press (AKA MSM) is trying their best to cover for the creep and he ain't even the POTUS!


16 posted on 08/17/2004 6:59:30 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: Steven W.
hehe! With "C.I.A." on them too, of course. :^D

17 posted on 08/17/2004 7:04:21 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Steven W.

Great stuff. Thanks for the ping.


18 posted on 08/17/2004 7:06:28 PM PDT by doug from upland (John Kerry is a sports fan like Lorena Bobbitt is a surgeon)
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To: Steven W.
I hope people start wearing Christmas hats to Kerry appearances!

That is a great idea!

19 posted on 08/17/2004 7:10:57 PM PDT by handy (Leahy you, you Clymer!)
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To: Dayvester

Another point this article inadvertantly makes is the high quality of Kerry's diplomatic skill. The Khmer Rouge leadership is either dying of old age or running the current Cambodian government. The end product of Kerry's sensitive power diplomacy?? Success for Hun Sen -- no trials.


20 posted on 08/17/2004 7:12:48 PM PDT by JimSEA ( "More Bush, Less Taxes.")
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To: Chieftain

Are the Swift Vets selling Bumper Stickers like the logo you posted yet? I'd buy 2 magnetic ones for my family cars.

I'd post the img but don't know how. :(


21 posted on 08/17/2004 7:13:22 PM PDT by handy (Leahy you, you Clymer!)
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To: Steven W.
From reading the Boston Globe article on Kerry's Christmas Eve activity, it looks like he deliberately took his boat several miles into Cambodia, even though he knew it was off limits. He then claims to have sent his superiors a sarcastic message about going into Cambodia. Lord knows if any message of this type was ever sent, but it's obvious that he was daring them to court-martial him. Then, to cover up his repeated acts of insubordination, and to further his political career, he creates tall tales of being ordered on covert missions into Cambodia with the CIA. Anything to make him look the hero. Pathetic.

The more I read about his arrogance, the more I despise this man. His inability to follow orders put every man under his command in danger. Why these guys support him is beyond me. He wanted out, and so he put himself before his crew. What a selfish, souless bastard. I hope he rots in hell.

22 posted on 08/17/2004 7:28:11 PM PDT by mass55th (We are The Knights Who Say "Ni!" No! Not The Knights Who Say "Ni!" The same!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; OXENinFLA; Grampa Dave; Lady Jag; ...
THANKS FOR     THE PING!

Check out this link about the adventures of "Hanoi John."
Kerry Slide Show
23 posted on 08/17/2004 7:28:14 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: Steven W.

If he wasn't running for POTUS he'd be down at the VA filing a claim for post-traumatic stress disorder.


24 posted on 08/17/2004 7:32:09 PM PDT by hford02 ((Hold your nose and pull the lever on the right))
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To: Steven W.

Do we have another Thomas Eagleton in the making?

If it is true that Kerry has a mental disorder, then I don't hate him anymore. I take back all the times I have said he is a lying SOS. He can't help himself. He is simply bipolar and all that goes with it. He needs help. He needs to resign.

And the Dems need to completely revamp their party. They, collectively, also have a mental disorder these days!


25 posted on 08/17/2004 7:41:55 PM PDT by fizziwig
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To: handy
I hope people start wearing Christmas hats to Kerry appearances!

That is a great idea!

LOL...FReep Kerry wearing Christmas hats with FreeRepublic.CIA on them

26 posted on 08/17/2004 7:57:58 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: Dayvester

Off topic, but tonight while trapped in my vehicle I was listening to Liberal Alan Colmes, he had some conservative on a Major I think who stated that one of Kerry's crew had changed his story slightly from what he said at the convention I think it was Del Sandusky concerning whether Kerrys boat ran or the others in the Rassman incident...maybe PCF 94 is starting to spring some small leaks?

He also said Kerry's team was pressed to have the form 180 signed to release all his records and they indicated Kerrry would not do it...

anyone else hear this?


27 posted on 08/17/2004 8:41:49 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Steven W.
Kerry's mental history must be examined and any history of psychiatric treatment, hospitalizations and medication therapy must be made public...history of shock therapy for depression did in Tom Eagleton in 1972, in spite of McGovern's 1000% support.........
28 posted on 08/17/2004 8:44:28 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Smartass

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 08/17/2004 8:49:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Steven W.

Wow! I'm shocked!

I thought Kerry was a pompous a$$, but then I found out he tried to bribe Admiral Hoffman, confessing to the Admiral the things said in "Tour of Duty" were not nice [slander], then offering to change it if the Admiral would get the SBV's to stop their attack.

He's not just a pompous a$$, he's a lunatic!


30 posted on 08/17/2004 8:59:21 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: The only way to Peace is through Victory!)
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To: demnomo

But the MSM is doing exactly what they did in 1991 when x42 started his campaign. The AK media never said anything about x42's history. The the MSM remained silent throughout the campaign.

However .. this time the game is different. This time there is a conservative media to counter the MSM. They haven't figured it out yet .. but they will not be allowed to promote another narcissistic lunatic into the office of president.


31 posted on 08/17/2004 9:09:00 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: The only way to Peace is through Victory!)
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To: mass55th

"Why these guys support him is beyond me"

Rush had a caller today who said that perhaps Kerry has promised them some sort of position within his administration if he's elected. That could be quite a motivater for some people.

Power corrupts .. absolutely!


32 posted on 08/17/2004 9:15:59 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: The only way to Peace is through Victory!)
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To: fizziwig

Hmmmm? Is Hillary waiting in the wings to take over in case Kerry has to resign .. or will she let Edwards take the party down to defeat ..??


33 posted on 08/17/2004 9:17:56 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: The only way to Peace is through Victory!)
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To: CyberAnt
"...perhaps Kerry has promised them some sort of position within his administration if he's elected."

I guess you can always find individuals who'll do anything for money.

34 posted on 08/18/2004 2:10:50 AM PDT by mass55th (We are The Knights Who Say "Ni!" No! Not The Knights Who Say "Ni!" The same!)
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To: handy; wvromania
Are the Swift Vets selling Bumper Stickers like the logo you posted yet? I'd buy 2 magnetic ones for my family cars.

FReeper wvromania is making some white vinyl car/truck back window stickers with this design.

I haven't heard back from the Swifties yet on the bumper sticker. They have been busy I am sure.

35 posted on 08/18/2004 2:13:49 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: Steven W.; IPWGOP; MeekOneGOP; Mia T; Interesting Times; Defender2; Chieftain; PhilDragoo; ...



Santa hats for every Kerry campaign stop!

Just to back up Kerry of course.

Also bring New Year's Eve hats, St. Valentine's Day hats, Easter Bunny hats [with bunny ears], May Day hats.

Kerry's memory will go on and on and on.

It will move from month to month until no witnesses exist that cannot be bought!

John Kerry 1971 and POW's families:


http://www.angelfire.com/film/macny/POW.html


36 posted on 08/18/2004 3:05:31 AM PDT by devolve ( -- Kerry & POW's families - http://www.angelfire.com/film/macny/POW.html -)
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ping


37 posted on 08/18/2004 6:50:11 AM PDT by Zman516 (No retreat, baby, no surrender.)
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To: Dayvester
Cross-linking RELATED threads:
Kerry's Kurtz Chronicles continue: Hugh Hewitt provides an introduction to the unanswered questions
  Posted by JohnHuang2
On News/Activism 08/18/2004 3:24:28 AM PDT · 16 replies


WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, August 18, 2004 | Hugh Hewitt
 

Hugh Hewitt reports on Kerry's gun running article in U.S. News and World Reports, May 8, 2000
  Posted by Dayvester
On News/Activism 08/17/2004 5:58:37 PM PDT · 36 replies


originally in U.S. News and World Reports ^ | 8/17/2004 | Hugh Hewitt
 

ANother Kerry Whopper (via Hugh Hewitt)
  Posted by TheGeezer
On News/Activism 08/17/2004 9:44:58 AM PDT · 55 replies


U.S. News and World Report (May 8, 2000) via Hugh Hewitt ^
 

JOHN KERRY'S KURTZ CHRONICLES, CON'T: AN INTRODUCTION AND THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. [Hugh Hewitt]
  Posted by NavySEAL F-16
On News/Activism 08/15/2004 2:40:41 PM PDT · 136 replies


Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | 15 August 2004 | Hugh Hewitt
 

JOHN O'NEILL ON HUGH HEWITT SHORTLY ...
  Posted by Steven W.
On News/Activism 08/13/2004 3:09:23 PM PDT · 236 replies


Hugh Hewitt ^ | 8/13/04

38 posted on 08/18/2004 7:20:57 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Steven W.

Did you know that Kerry got Del Sandusky into rehab ??

BY SCOTT MacKAY
Journal Staff Writer ( Providence,RI )
Aug 1, 2004

"Over the years, Kerry has remained close to many of his crewmates, helping some cope with life's rough patches;
he helped arrange for Del Sandusky, a crewmate who was on FleetCenter stage last Thursday,
to receive help for alcohol abuse and depression years ago and kept in touch with Sandusky's doctors for years after."


39 posted on 08/18/2004 5:31:01 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: devolve
This hat fits Kerry perfectly, until I can find his Mickey Mouse one!!


40 posted on 08/18/2004 9:46:24 PM PDT by potlatch (Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.)
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