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A Day in the Life of President Bush (with the troops at Walter Reed): 3-30-07
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Posted on 03/30/2007 5:05:32 PM PDT by silent_jonny

President Bush visited soldiers and Marines at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington today. Afterwards, the president spoke at Walter Reed’s Red Cross Hall, praising the doctors and nurses for their extraordinary care of the troops and promising that the problems found in the center--and the bureaucracy--will soon be fixed. (Transcript)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Guinea-Bissau Foreign Minister Antonio Isaac Monteiro and Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim at the State Department in Washington.

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island


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President Bush: The soldiers and Marines stay here only for a few months, but the compassion they receive here stays with them for a lifetime. And so on behalf of a grateful nation, I do want to thank our docs and our nurses and care givers for providing extraordinary health care to the people who wear the uniform.

I know full well that the work you do is behind the scenes. In other words, you don't get a lot of glory for what you do. But you certainly do from the family members, who first come here and they see their loved one on a bed, wondering whether or not that person will ever walk again. And then, six months later, the body is returning and the spirit is strong, the person is up and moving around -- the family and the soldier is impressed by that care.

None of the problems that we have uncovered can overshadow the great work you do here. That's what you have to know. It's a special calling to serve those who serve our country. It requires a unique person to come here on a daily basis, and to heal the hurts of those who served our country.

And so our nation is grateful, and I'm proud to be your Commander-in-Chief.

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President Bush shakes hands with 1st Lt. Scott Quilty during a visit with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007.

1 posted on 03/30/2007 5:05:34 PM PDT by silent_jonny
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2 posted on 03/30/2007 5:06:17 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi jonny!


3 posted on 03/30/2007 5:06:38 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Txsleuth
Hi, Sleuth!

The toaster is yours :)

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4 posted on 03/30/2007 5:07:27 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi


5 posted on 03/30/2007 5:08:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Fred Thompson for President 2008)
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To: snugs; All
Snugs Update

From Snugs, posted earlier this afternoon:

Update on Dad. He has had another abdominal Xray this time with dye.

This has confirmed that there is no blockage but wind stopping the bowel working. They are going to the tubing again over the weekend and hopefully clear him out completely and then assess the situation on Monday as for his fitness for the op.

When I left this evening they had made him nil by mouth again because they do not want more and more build up and they are going to give him some nutrients that by pass the bowel I suppose some vitamin supplements of some kind to keep his strength up. They are allowing him to have water though. The plan is that if they keep him off solids over the weekend and with this tubing it will clear him out and we can then be in a position by Monday to start preparing him for threatre. Whether they will want to put him back on solids for day or so I do not know but probably no if they are feeding him with vitamins etc.

I am at my friend's house tonight so will not be up on FR - I am staying the night and will log on tomorrow from home sometime. Wow I did not realise that dial up was so slow my dial up is much faster on the odd ocassion I have to use it.

Thanks, if I get a chance I will log on later but probably will have an early night

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers

Eleanor


6 posted on 03/30/2007 5:08:26 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny
Setting the Record Straight:
Democrats Are Delaying Funding For Our Troops

Democrats Are Pandering To Their Extreme Base
At The Expense Of Funding For Our Troops

"Fifty-three days after President Bush submitted his Iraq war emergency supplemental funding proposal, Democrats in Congress have not yet sent the President a bill he can sign. General Pace has made clear that there will be real consequences if we do not fund the troops by mid-April, and it is troubling that House Democrats have not even appointed conferees to resolve the differences between versions passed by the House and Senate. Instead of playing politics, Democrats should fund the troops with a bill that does not force retreat, handcuff our commanders, or contain billions of dollars in pork spending."

- White House Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino, 3/30/07


7 posted on 03/30/2007 5:09:27 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush walks out of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007, for a visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.
8 posted on 03/30/2007 5:10:03 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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President Bush visits with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007. Left to right are physical therapist Bob Bahr, Mark Ecker and Debra Ecker of East Longmeadow, Mass., parents of Sgt. Mark Ecker II, right, who was wounded by an IED in Ramadi, Iraq.
9 posted on 03/30/2007 5:10:50 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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President Bush shakes hands with 1st Lt. Scott Quilty during a visit with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007. At center is his wife Annmarie Quilty

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10 posted on 03/30/2007 5:12:03 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush watches as 1st Lt. Scott Quilty goes through his exercises as he visits with patients in the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007. Between them is his wife Annmarie Quilty.


11 posted on 03/30/2007 5:13:04 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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President Bush shakes hands with Sgt. Gregory Robinson as he visits with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007.
12 posted on 03/30/2007 5:13:56 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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President Bush stoops down to look at two-month-old Hailey Gardner, daughter of Sgt. David Gardner, March 30, 2007


President Bush talks with Sgt. David Gardner from Ft. Bragg, N.C., who was wounded in Iraq, during a visit with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007. At right is Gardner's wife Beverly Gardner with child Hailey Gardner.


13 posted on 03/30/2007 5:14:45 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

I cheated. There are GREAT pics of our incredible President and Commander in Chief today, and I thank you in advance for posting them all for us, jonny!


14 posted on 03/30/2007 5:15:04 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush visits with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007. From left are, Sgt. David Gardner, from Ft. Bragg, N.C., who was wounded in Iraq, his wife Beverly Gardner and their two-month-old daughter Hailey.


President George W. Bush holds Hailey Gardner, daughter of Army Sergeant David Gardner, during a visit to the Physical Therapy Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington March 30, 2007.

15 posted on 03/30/2007 5:15:51 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks for the dose Jonny. I especially like the last picture on this post, outstanding.


16 posted on 03/30/2007 5:16:10 PM PDT by hoosierpearl (To God be the glory.)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush passes two-month-old Hailey Gardner back to her mother Beverly during his visit with patients at the physical therapy wing of Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007. Sgt. David Gardner, from Ft. Bragg, N.C., who was wounded in Iraq, is at left.


17 posted on 03/30/2007 5:17:26 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks for the DOSE jonny...and the note by snugs.

I can be patient for my toaster...bless her heart, she had enough to worry about..she needs an evening with a friend.


18 posted on 03/30/2007 5:17:29 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: ohioWfan

Did you hear that some were bitching about President visiting Walter Reed today and calling it a photo op?


19 posted on 03/30/2007 5:18:02 PM PDT by Kaslin (Fred Thompson for President 2008)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush presents the Purple Heart to U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Ryan Bleill of Greenfield, Ind., during a visit Friday, March 30, 2007, to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Bleill is recovering from injuries sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
20 posted on 03/30/2007 5:18:53 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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President George W. Bush presents the Purple Heart to U.S. Army Private First Class Casimir Domingo Werda of Novi, Mich., during a visit Friday, March 30, 2007, to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Werda is recovering from injuries sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Werda's parents Floserfina Demano Werda and Gregory Lee Werda are seen background.
21 posted on 03/30/2007 5:19:48 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush presents the Purple Heart to U.S. Army Sgt. Bruce Dunlap of Kansas City, Mo., during a visit Friday, March 30, 2007, to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dunlap was injured during convoy operations in southern Baghdad.
22 posted on 03/30/2007 5:20:16 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

I look forward to today's Dose, Jonny! Thank you for your work.


23 posted on 03/30/2007 5:21:36 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush addresses the medical personnel of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Friday, March 30, 2007 in Washington, D.C., thanking them for providing extraordinary health care to the people who wear the uniform. President Bush also visited with patients and their family members on his visit to the medical facility.


President Bush speaks at the Red Cross Hall during his visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washignton, Friday, March 30, 2007.

President Bush: Thank you. Please be seated. Thank you all for joining me. Every time I come to Walter Reed my spirits are lifted. They're first lifted by the soldiers and Marines who are recovering from some very tough wounds.

I had the honor of pinning the Purple Heart on quite a few people today, and I am always impressed by their resolve and their commitment to the country.

Every time I come to Walter Reed, I'm also impressed by the care givers -- the docs, the nurses, the people who spend many hours trying to heal those who have been wounded in service to our country.


24 posted on 03/30/2007 5:21:53 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush gestures as he speaks at the Red Cross Hall during his visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007.

President Bush: Americans must understand that the problems recently uncovered at Walter Reed were not the problems of medical care. The quality of care at this fantastic facility is great. And it needs to remain that way. Independent analysis have given extremely high marks for the quality of care here. In other words, this isn't my assessment, nor is it the assessment of people I have talked to -- the families -- although that's what they believe. It is also the assessment of a joint commission, which accredits thousands of American hospitals. And this commission has given Walter Reed the highest possible rating, a gold seal of approval.

Recently, the commission performed a surprise inspection -- they didn't give a bunch of notice, they showed up and verified the high quality of care here. I want to congratulate you for what you're doing. (Applause.)

The problems at Walter Reed were caused by bureaucratic and administrative failures. The system failed you, and it failed our troops. And we're going to fix it.


25 posted on 03/30/2007 5:24:19 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: Kaslin
I didn't, but I'm not surprised.

The left cannot begin to understand this man. They judge everything based on bill xlinton and his immoral nothingness.

They can't grasp integrity and love, duty and honor, strength and resolve. President Bush is as far from their minds (and souls) as the east is from the west.

26 posted on 03/30/2007 5:25:15 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: ohioWfan

I almost did the same thing, but ran out of time! :)


27 posted on 03/30/2007 5:25:58 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush greets military personnel after making a statement at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington March 30, 2007.


President George W. Bush shakes hands with military medical personnel after making remarks at the end of a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington March 30, 2007.

28 posted on 03/30/2007 5:27:31 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: dmd25
I wanted to find a photo from today for the Pray for President Bush thread, so I looked through Yahoo's pictures, and those on the White House site.

I knew this Dose was going to be a winner!

29 posted on 03/30/2007 5:28:04 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: silent_jonny
This POTD just hit me in the gut.

Can you imagine how GWB feels knowing that a decision he made means that he is shaking this wonderful soldier's prosthesis instead of the hand he was born with? I prayed for GWB today--it has got to take such an emotional toll--even if the soldiers are as upbeat as the reports we always hear. (Esp when there are those out there who called this visit a political move. GRR)

30 posted on 03/30/2007 5:28:46 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: ohioWfan
I wanted to find a photo from today for the Pray for President Bush thread, so I looked through Yahoo's pictures, and those on the White House site.

What an excuse! :)

31 posted on 03/30/2007 5:30:12 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Guinea-Bissau Foreign Minister Antonio Isaac Monteiro, left, and Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, center, sign a non-binding memorandum of understanding to highlight coordinated assistance to the National Popular Assembly of Guinea-Bissau, Friday, March 30, 2007 at the State Department in Washington.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks with Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim at the State Department in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shakes hands with the Guinea-Bissau Foreign Minister Antonio Isaac Monteiro, center, and Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, left, at the State Department in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2007, after they signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to highlight coordinated assistance to the National Popular Assembly of Guinea-Bissau.

32 posted on 03/30/2007 5:30:15 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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Feel free to post or repost any photos that are related to this thread.

33 posted on 03/30/2007 5:31:10 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny

The photos of GWB with the baby are so precious!


34 posted on 03/30/2007 5:31:17 PM PDT by dmd25 (Praying for the Snow family!)
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To: silent_jonny

This man is going to be in seventh heaven when he has grandchildren.


35 posted on 03/30/2007 5:32:05 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Kaslin

Howdy :)


36 posted on 03/30/2007 5:34:17 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: dmd25

LOL! Any old excuse works for me. :)


37 posted on 03/30/2007 5:35:26 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: ohioWfan

It was some veterans group who was bitching about it. Probaply all liberals


38 posted on 03/30/2007 5:36:27 PM PDT by Kaslin (Fred Thompson for President 2008)
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To: ohioWfan
I cheated.

I forgive you ... this time :)

As soon as I heard W was at Walter Reed today, I knew there would be many great (and moving) photos.

39 posted on 03/30/2007 5:37:40 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: Kaslin
Yes. There are liberal veterans. Mostly drafted by LBJ, I think. :)

And of course, THEY would get the press while the thousands upon thousands of supporting veterans will be entirely ignored....

40 posted on 03/30/2007 5:41:56 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: hoosierpearl
Hi, HoosierPearl :)

I especially like the last picture on this post, outstanding.

That is a nice one ...

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I can't think of any other person that could be in a setting like this and hold himself with such grace, all while making everyone else feel so comfortable and at ease.

41 posted on 03/30/2007 5:42:11 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: All
Get your Kleenex ready

Here

42 posted on 03/30/2007 5:43:13 PM PDT by Kaslin (Fred Thompson for President 2008)
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To: dmd25

Thank you :) It's my pleasure.


43 posted on 03/30/2007 5:44:33 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: ohioWfan

You got it, and it makes me mad


44 posted on 03/30/2007 5:47:52 PM PDT by Kaslin (Fred Thompson for President 2008)
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To: silent_jonny

Dubya keep it real

HEY SJ did you see those familiy group badmouth Walter Reed calling Dubya adminisation on MSNBC saying what took him so long

Excuse me dude I think he is President of the US he might be busy am I correct they correcting now HELLO going take time

Man they want correction in NY minute Law and Order style


45 posted on 03/30/2007 5:48:30 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: silent_jonny

He is natural future Grandpa Dubya is LOL!


46 posted on 03/30/2007 5:49:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Bahbah

Hi, Bahbah :)


47 posted on 03/30/2007 5:53:55 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: SevenofNine
Hi, Seven :)

MSNBC saying what took him so long

Yeah ... Nothing a Republican does is ever good enough, big enough or fast enough for the libs.

48 posted on 03/30/2007 5:56:48 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("... lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven" -- Matthew 6:20)
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To: silent_jonny
President Bush: Americans must understand that the problems recently uncovered at Walter Reed were not the problems of medical care.

Funny, I didn't hear this part on the news today. /s

49 posted on 03/30/2007 5:58:47 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: silent_jonny

Hi, jonny.

Thanks for a wonderful thread.

Granted you have a great subject :)


50 posted on 03/30/2007 5:59:55 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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