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Bush Aides Meet With Black Leaders
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Posted on 09/03/2005 5:59:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and a number of President Bush's other top advisers met Saturday black leaders amid allegations that indifference to black suffering slowed response to Hurricane Katrina.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said he believes the administration was partly interested in offering assurances that any missteps in getting relief to the victims — many of them black — would be corrected.

"I think a lot of people in the African American community — and others, by the way — share Bush's view that the results of his efforts have been unacceptable," Cummings said after the meeting at the White House.

"I think they wanted to make sure that the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Urban League and the NAACP knew that they were very sensitive to trying to make sure that things went right from here on out. And I think they wanted to try to dispel any kind of notions that the administration did not care about African American people — or anyone else."

But Cummings said that while the race issue was discussed, the issue consumed only about seven minutes of the two-hour meeting. "This was a where-do-we-go-from-here meeting," he said. "We were more concerned about how do we get them the resources that they need."

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said the group discussed how to evacuate, save and sustain lives, temporary housing and ways to work with community groups and faith-based groups to handle long-term needs of the displaced.

In addition to Chertoff, he said the other participants were Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson, White House domestic policy adviser Claude Allen, NAACP President Bruce Gordon and National Urban League President Marc Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans.

The current chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., participated by phone.

Jesse Jackson and some black lawmakers have said that racial injustice was at the root of the disaster response. While agreeing that the black community had been heavily affected, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the administration's top-ranking black, has disputed that claim.

"Americans don't want to see Americans suffer," Rice said in an interview Friday on American Urban Radio Networks. "He (Bush) wants to do everything he can for every American. ... I just don't believe that people would somehow decide this on the basis of color. It's not who we are."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 109th; aides; black; bush; cbc; katrina; leaders; meet; response
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1 posted on 09/03/2005 5:59:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., gestures during a news conference on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 in Washington. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Black Leadership Forum, National Conference of State Legislators, National Urban League, and the NAACP were critical of the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


2 posted on 09/03/2005 6:00:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

Shake-down time.

"Gimmee gimmee gimmee.... wha'd ya got for me?"


3 posted on 09/03/2005 6:01:05 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: NormsRevenge

the Congressional Black Caucus, Black Leadership Forum, National Conference of State Legislators, National Urban League, and the NAACP..


No agenda here , I'm sure, when all these groups swarm ..


4 posted on 09/03/2005 6:01:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge
They are actually making a (moronic) attempt to answer the question "Have you stopped making life miserable for Blacks yet ...???"
5 posted on 09/03/2005 6:03:01 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Give them a break.

Ignoring the toxic rhetoric for a moment, a large number of the people they represent are in deep trouble.


6 posted on 09/03/2005 6:03:53 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: NormsRevenge

The incompetence was all on the shoulders of LA. boneheads. I wouldn't let these pimps shine my shoes


7 posted on 09/03/2005 6:04:34 PM PDT by aworldtrader
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To: Politicalities

This is what is being flung at us while we are supposed to turn the other cheek???? I think not.


8 posted on 09/03/2005 6:04:54 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cummings is a racist. These Leftwing wackos have been screaming since President Bush was elected that the President is "dividing" America. Can anyone tell me what the DemonRATS and their toadies in the MSM have been doing this last week is called. I've always hated Communists. With the Soviet Union now long gone, it's nice to have the "DemocRATS" around to remind me of that.


9 posted on 09/03/2005 6:05:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'd hand each of them a shovel and a one-way bus ticket to N.O. Let them help those they claim to represent.


10 posted on 09/03/2005 6:05:25 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is sad. President Bush's top advisor's shouldn't need to precious time they're not racist.

They're trying to respond to a disaster right now.
11 posted on 09/03/2005 6:06:30 PM PDT by keats5
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To: Pikachu_Dad

A break?

Katrina is only the latest tragedy visited on large numbers of people many of these same orgs milk for votes to further socialist agendas.


12 posted on 09/03/2005 6:06:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: SteveMcKing

I've a sudden urge to vomit.


13 posted on 09/03/2005 6:06:46 PM PDT by Hilltop
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What would Jesus MLK say about the response?
14 posted on 09/03/2005 6:08:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sometimes Chris Rock drives me nuts, but I did love this one of his.

"It's tough being black. Can you imagine waking up and learning Jesse Jackson's your spokesman?"
15 posted on 09/03/2005 6:09:10 PM PDT by keats5
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To: NormsRevenge

Way to go, team Washington. Just legitimized the moonbats...again.


16 posted on 09/03/2005 6:09:38 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

"Ignoring the toxic rhetoric for a moment, a large number of people they represent are in deep trouble."

Can't dispute that, but it bugs me to no end to see them use these people to advance their political career. It's shameless.


17 posted on 09/03/2005 6:12:15 PM PDT by Arpege92 ("I am happy, be it yourselves." - Pope John Paul II)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...top advisers met Saturday black leaders amid allegations that indifference to black suffering slowed response to Hurricane Katrina."

The whole notion is so utterly ridiculous and hateful that I would not have given any of them the time of day. If they want to make such accusations then to hell with them they aint worth crossing the street to spit on.
18 posted on 09/03/2005 6:15:12 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Prime Choice

Exactly...


19 posted on 09/03/2005 6:15:35 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Pikachu_Dad; Grampa Dave; Dog Gone; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Southack; BOBTHENAILER
"Ignoring the toxic rhetoric for a moment"

I've tolerated the (bleepin) toxic rhetoric for most of my 63 years, but I'm now progessing into compassion fatigue when I hear this obvious shakedown rhetoric and see a black woman throw an MRE to the ground after taking one bite, saying "I don't eat food like that!" (It's good enough for her black bretheren in the military, but not her!)

This NAACP/Jesse Jackson shake-down routine is getting insufferable!!! They've had enough breaks and they're actually using this in a concerted effort with ABC and other MSM to make this administration look as bad as possible because they hate that the war has diverted taxdollars they feel entitled to for too long!

That's the underlying undercurrent behind all the leftist anti-war movements!!! Did anyone else catch ABC's "World News Tonight?" Today's "newscast" was the biggest collection of propoganda in a cresendo of overstated criticism of the administration in a deliberate and concerted effort with these groups to tear down America, one more relentless time!!!

I've about HAD IT with these perpetual bawl babies!!!

20 posted on 09/03/2005 6:17:56 PM PDT by SierraWasp (My Governor has morphed into the "FLINCHINATOR!!!")
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To: MamaLucci

These are the folks made sure they have had plenty of buses to bring these people to polling places so they can vote and vote and vote but when crunch time came in a disaster no buses were available. They were parked so they could be flooded -- what did they want new buses?

There were plenty of blacks that evacuated New Orleans and didn't wait for the hurricane -- we don't hear about those because they took care of their families and some of them were very poor but still managed to make it out of NO without expecting everyone else to pick them up and take them somewhere or give them a "hot" meal. But then we had those from the projects waiting to loot including breaking into people's houses.

When I was with the Norman North band in New Orleans, we were given a map and told not to cross certain streets in the French Quarter because our safety would be at risk. Several of the choir people were mugged. Same groups went to San Antonio and nothing happened to anyone.

The only ones I feel sorry for that were left in NO are the children and the elderly/disabled that couldn't get out and were failed by the city. Able bodied men (all races but in NO mostly black) did nothing to help these people but sure had time for looting and making sure they got all the guns from Walmart. Those projects were a prime reason that NO crime rate was so high and we had the innocent raped in the Superdome by this same type of people.

Not in the mood to see one cent of my tax dollars or donation going to New Orleans until they get rid of their corrupt city Government and bring some law and order to the city. Those race baiting poverty pimps of the black caucus and other organizations are as usual pontificating but not rolling up their sleeves and helping. All they have is hot air.

My mini rant!


21 posted on 09/03/2005 6:19:05 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Allen in 2008)
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To: Texas_Jarhead
Naturally, Condi put it best:
"Americans don't want to see Americans suffer," Rice said in an interview Friday on American Urban Radio Networks. "He (Bush) wants to do everything he can for every American. ... I just don't believe that people would somehow decide this on the basis of color. It's not who we are."

And she said that to a Black Radio network. No apologies. None of this Trent Lott mea culpa crap.

Good Girl, Condi! See, she stands up for Bush, unlike some other Republicans I can think of....

Be Seeing You,

Chris

22 posted on 09/03/2005 6:20:30 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: NormsRevenge

Riddle me this?

Why weren't those BLACK LEADERS leading the Fn Blacks in NO who NEEDED DEM???


23 posted on 09/03/2005 6:20:57 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: xcamel

The city flooded, and then they proceeded to make their own misfortune, shooting at doctors, Army helicopters with food and water, and then proceeded to set fires, committ murder, and rape children.


24 posted on 09/03/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: NormsRevenge

There were perhaps a number of people who were "indifferent" to the suffering of those Americans of African descent in New Orleans.

And the major number of them may be found among the "gangsta" hoodlums who were intimidating and terrorizing the civil population in so many of the neighborhoods throughout the precincts of the city.

Driving away assistance by gunfire and open acts of sabotage, looting and burning stores, running "protection" rackets openly in the places where thousands had gone seeking refuge and basic necessities, and open defiance of the law. Until a few had been shot in the head during the pacification efforts, as they were in the commission of a crime. The word seemed to spread pretty rapidly after a few similar incidents.


25 posted on 09/03/2005 6:21:39 PM PDT by alloysteel ("Master of the painfully obvious.....")
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To: NormsRevenge

I wouldn't meet with that cabal of racist fools for all the tea in China.


26 posted on 09/03/2005 6:23:10 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Ignoring the toxic rhetoric for a moment, a large number of the people they represent are in deep trouble.

Bzzzzzzzzzt. Sorry. How about a lovely parting gift?

27 posted on 09/03/2005 6:24:27 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

I think they need to read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People."

Soon, the media firestorm and attention will be gone, and they're going to need the Admin's help for the long haul. I am not sure what they think this nasty rhetoric is going to accomplish.


28 posted on 09/03/2005 6:24:43 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: NormsRevenge

I FAX'd Elijah Cummings last night. After all of these years, I finally had to use the n-word with this racist bastard. I can't otherwise express my contempt for his perfidy. Civilized words just fail me.


29 posted on 09/03/2005 6:28:51 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: PhiKapMom
My mini rant!

And a good one it was, PKM.

30 posted on 09/03/2005 6:29:42 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Giving "breaks" is a two-way street...


31 posted on 09/03/2005 6:32:11 PM PDT by THX 1138
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Give them a break. Ignoring the toxic rhetoric for a moment, a large number of the people they represent are in deep trouble.

Where I live we are collecting food, clothing, money and setting up our Convention Center to provide housing for the victims of Katrina. No one mentions race, its just imagined by the Black Leadership.

32 posted on 09/03/2005 6:32:33 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Why should their rhetoric be ignored when they themselves are flogging it to every presstitute who will give them the opportunity?


33 posted on 09/03/2005 6:36:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can't believe I'm reading this... Are they really that stupid or does the DNC pay that good?


34 posted on 09/03/2005 6:39:20 PM PDT by Made In The USA
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To: MamaLucci

Thanks! Can you believe what is happening? Playing the race card does not work for me, and it shouldn't work with anyone.


35 posted on 09/03/2005 6:39:38 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Allen in 2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

You bastards, after you slime and slander the President of the United States and America, in front of the WORLD, you want to know where to go from here??????

How about I give you a ride.


36 posted on 09/03/2005 6:42:01 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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Who represented white people at the meeting ,or asians or Hispanics ? Sounds like a racist exclusive meeting to me ,there should be an investigation


37 posted on 09/03/2005 6:44:14 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: NormsRevenge
But Cummings said that while the race issue was discussed, the issue consumed only about seven minutes of the two-hour meeting.

Right. President Bush was actually interested in doing something constructive to help African-Americans who are suffering and Cummings just wanted to blabber on about race.

38 posted on 09/03/2005 6:46:57 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: PhiKapMom
Unfortunately, I CAN believe what is happening.
It is all too familiar. AFAIC, this is
just another desperate attempt by the libs to deflect
attention away from their OWN glaring inadequacies as leaders.
39 posted on 09/03/2005 6:50:09 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Those race baiting poverty pimps of the black caucus and other organizations are as usual pontificating but not rolling up their sleeves and helping. All they have is hot air.

This is the best description I have seen of these groups. You were nice enough not to use names, but I'm not...I'd put Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton at the top of the list.

Leonard Pitts, a columnist for The Miami Herald, has a disgusting column today complaining because blacks had been identified as "looters". He had seen a photo of a white woman holding a loaf of bread over her head, and was upset that she was not referred to as a "looter". We're supposed to accept and excuse their looting because of the situation they're in...never-mind they are breaking into stores and stealing large screen TV's etc. I don't accept or excuse their behavior, nor would I accept/excuse that behavior if whites were doing it. I'm not a racist because I'm not blind!

40 posted on 09/03/2005 6:57:13 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: NormsRevenge
Jesse Jackson before he started his Rev.scam he was a street thug in chi-town he found he got shot at being a thug so he started shaking down corps.He led boycotts made threats and collected millions at one scam or the other.The N/O disaster will line his pockets on the back of the poorest of his race.IMHO.
41 posted on 09/03/2005 7:13:50 PM PDT by solo gringo (Liberal democrats like Cindy Sheehan and Flori-duh judges are parasites)
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To: PeskyOne

You are so right! I should have attributed the words "race baiting poverty pimp" to the person I first heard use it -- J.C. Watts who called Jesse Jackson that several years ago when Jackson was going off about how the blacks were not smart enough to vote and were disenfranchised.


42 posted on 09/03/2005 7:13:55 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Allen in 2008)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

"..a large number of the people they represent are in deep trouble."

True, though lets not forget part of the reason they are in deep trouble is because of who represents them.


43 posted on 09/03/2005 7:16:43 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If there was a "Congressional White Caucus" would that be a regarded as a racist group?


44 posted on 09/03/2005 7:19:01 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: NormsRevenge

Cummings is nothing but a racist who's dying to start a race riot

It won't work ... American's are better then to fall for his BS


45 posted on 09/03/2005 7:19:31 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm so glad these great leaders have pitched in to do so much for the tragic survivors of this storm.

We live in the DFW Metroplex. Early this am, my oldest daughter and I met at the supercenter and filled huge shopping carts with food, clothing, bedding, toiletries to help our fellow Americans. In the baby aisle, a young mother helped us find big cans of powdered formula; in cosmetics two Black women helped us choose combs, brushes shampoos and soaps the women would want. Then they gave us $20 to purchase more items from them.

We then drove to the dropoff point and waited in a long line of cars with others who had the same idea we did. My youngest daughter has been at the center in Dallas for two days, working nonstop as the buses come in with the evacuees.

Cowboy stadium has been designated a dropoff point for items for the shelters. The news said the backup was immense. People are opening their homes to families, calling, giving. In short, TX has mobilized all over the state to try to help these suffering folk.

It is shameful and hurtful to hear JJ, Al Sharpton and the Black Caucus together with the media speel this venom. What else can I say?


46 posted on 09/03/2005 7:22:10 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Pikachu_Dad

I give them NO break---their people are in trouble because of the likes of them--INCOMPETENT, LYING, WEASELS, who live off of their poor and ignorant fellow blacks for years---why didn't this bunch pool their money (like the kid and folks he saved with the bus he took to Houston)hire a plane/helicopter and bring food and water to the fellow bros?---bull---t


47 posted on 09/03/2005 7:25:47 PM PDT by cmotormac44
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To: SierraWasp
and see a black woman throw an MRE to the ground after taking one bite, saying "I don't eat food like that!"

No way, that really happened? Where?

48 posted on 09/03/2005 7:27:51 PM PDT by Major_Risktaker
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To: Petronski
Speaking of tea in China...

I wonder how the Chinese Leadership would deal with them?

49 posted on 09/03/2005 7:31:14 PM PDT by Major_Risktaker
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To: Hattie

Bless you and family and Thank you for your comments and for all that you and family are doing for others less fortunate.


50 posted on 09/03/2005 7:32:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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