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OBAMA SLAYS HIS 'MONSTER'
NY Post ^ | 8 March 08 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 03/08/2008 10:02:30 AM PST by SkyPilot

March 8, 2008 -- A top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama resigned yesterday after calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a monster."

Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard prof who posed last summer for a glamorous pictorial in Vogue, came under fire after firing off the insult. She further embarrassed Obama by saying his plan to withdraw from Iraq could become inoperative if he wins the White House.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; chebama; cultofobama; hillary; monster; nobama; obama; samanthapower
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Not your typical looking democrat.

1 posted on 03/08/2008 10:02:31 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Looks like John Kerry in drag.


2 posted on 03/08/2008 10:04:56 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: SkyPilot

“Not your typical looking democrat.”

Well, she did get ‘fired’.


3 posted on 03/08/2008 10:05:00 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: SkyPilot

There is a mix of sadness and resentment in her eyes.


4 posted on 03/08/2008 10:07:00 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: SkyPilot

Baby’s got neck.


5 posted on 03/08/2008 10:07:16 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SkyPilot

Look closely - this gal has that typical hang dog look in her eyes and face...

They simply can’t mask that deep down displeasure with everything....

Down turned lips, eye brows and permanent frown lines.....

Nope — she’s a typical Democrat Leftist. Just not as brown bag ugly as most..


7 posted on 03/08/2008 10:07:36 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SkyPilot
OsamaObama is a sexist @sshole.
8 posted on 03/08/2008 10:08:44 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: JackRyanCIA

She should be fired for such a comment. It’s an insult to monsters.


9 posted on 03/08/2008 10:09:00 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: SkyPilot

How sad that a liberal speaks the truth and has to resign because of it. It must really hurt to hold back all that truth on a regular basis. Maybe that’s why she looks so sad in these pictures.


10 posted on 03/08/2008 10:09:03 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: SkyPilot
OBAMA SLAYS HIS 'MONSTER'

Sounds like a euphemism for something else.

11 posted on 03/08/2008 10:09:37 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: SkyPilot

He killed his wife?


12 posted on 03/08/2008 10:10:17 AM PST by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: SkyPilot

That's one fine lookin' babe. Why, If I wasn't married...

14 posted on 03/08/2008 10:13:14 AM PST by paul in cape
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To: JackRyanCIA
But Hillary is indeed a monster.

That is what has been missing from this kerfuffle. The important question has not yet been asked, so far as I know, by anyone in the drive by:

"Senator Obama, is it true, then, that you deny that Senator Clinton is a monster? Despite overwhelming evidence going back more than twenty years that she is, indeed, a monster?"

This is man bites dog stuff.

16 posted on 03/08/2008 10:14:55 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Iím not liking the way the 21st Century is shaping up logic wise." - AU72)
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To: SkyPilot
She looks skinny and bewildered.

No wonder she's an empty headed Demoncrat.

17 posted on 03/08/2008 10:15:19 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: paul in cape

Surprised Bill hasn’t “hit it”.


18 posted on 03/08/2008 10:16:17 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: SkyPilot
If you've got about 25 minutes you might want to watch this interview. She's certainly no wallflower and she's quick on her feet. Unfortunately for her, the interviewer is a lot quicker.
Click
19 posted on 03/08/2008 10:16:55 AM PST by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: SkyPilot

Get a big head and you get slapped down.

20 posted on 03/08/2008 10:17:10 AM PST by x
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To: SkyPilot

Hillaries from the id.

21 posted on 03/08/2008 10:17:27 AM PST by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
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To: JackRyanCIA
Clinton supporters operatives had demanded that she be axed.

Had to fix that.

22 posted on 03/08/2008 10:20:52 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagon)
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To: SkyPilot

DemocRAT version of Anne Coulter?

>flame away<


23 posted on 03/08/2008 10:25:46 AM PST by XR7
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To: SkyPilot
She further embarrassed Obama by saying his plan to withdraw from Iraq could become inoperative if he wins the White House

Obama's newly picked Military adviser said a year ago in an interview in a Third Planet Report/Interview, that he, Gen. McPeak, did not support a withdrawal with time table announced! for the obvious safety reasons. He did support a withdrawal intelligently. But then who has not. McPeak wanted to stop building bases (12 mol)immediately as only what he considered monuments to the war in Iraq. McPeak wanted to shut down Abu grab prison and "plant a garden", as he saw it as bad diplomacy after The Infamous Photos were shown around the world, saying they would show up in textbooks of Arab school children and saw an everlasting negative reminder for keeping the prison open. So if Obama has picked the General as his adviser, he must be aware of the General's opinions.

Do not think this person is the only one that has called Hillary a Monster, but was dumb for public record.

General McPeak Interview Video .. which might be good for reference in addressing the war with Obama.

24 posted on 03/08/2008 10:27:33 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Poison Pill
OBAMA SLAYS HIS 'MONSTER'

Sounds like a euphemism for something else.

That was after he choked his chicken.

25 posted on 03/08/2008 10:29:18 AM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: SkyPilot
A top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama resigned yesterday after calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a monster."

"Okay Samantha, go out there and be honest and speak your mind and after I fire you for it I promise you a lucrative future after I am POTUS".

Regards,

President elect Obama.

26 posted on 03/08/2008 10:32:27 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SkyPilot

Wouldn’t kill her to pick up a weight now and then.


27 posted on 03/08/2008 10:34:17 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: ml/nj; firebrand; rmlew; dennisw; juliej; OldFriend; SJackson; montag813; pabianice; NathanR; ...

Ping!

Although the NY Post article is silent on the issue, Ms. Power was known to be very much pro-Pali and anti-Israel. Her separation from the Obama camp bears no relation to her foreign policy ideas. “Osama” Obama still maintains several high-profile advisors of the same Arabist bent.


28 posted on 03/08/2008 10:34:28 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: SkyPilot

Isn’t it fun to watch liberals tear each other apart?


29 posted on 03/08/2008 10:36:41 AM PST by kempo (H)
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To: SkyPilot
I have yet to hear a denial from either Hillary or any member of her staff that she is a monster. The only rebuttal I've heard is Hillary's concern about what is being said behind closed doors about her.

So, now even talking about Hillary behind closed doors is forbidden.

30 posted on 03/08/2008 10:39:32 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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31 posted on 03/08/2008 10:49:56 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagon)
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To: SkyPilot

Note to Samantha: Liberals generally cannot stand truth - that is where your problem lies. Hillary is a monster; and Obama’s Iraq policy is only a stupid, unachievable promise. Become a Conservative - we deal with reality much better.


32 posted on 03/08/2008 10:50:02 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..

Thanks JS, and good point.


33 posted on 03/08/2008 11:08:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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She should be fired for such a comment. It’s an insult to monsters.

"H-how could she compare us to that witch?"

34 posted on 03/08/2008 11:11:41 AM PST by Zero Sum (Liberalism: The damage ends up being a thousand times the benefit! (apologies to Rabbi Benny Lau))
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To: LdSentinal

DAMN! (I thought the same thing!)


35 posted on 03/08/2008 11:12:07 AM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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The pictures were done with A class makeup artists. She isn’t that good looking. Just tall and skinny.


36 posted on 03/08/2008 11:14:53 AM PST by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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Just tall and skinny.

Better than fat and short.

37 posted on 03/08/2008 11:17:34 AM PST by Nonstatist
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John Kerry
38 posted on 03/08/2008 11:18:00 AM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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Baby’s got neck.

Baby Moma's got neck, too.

39 posted on 03/08/2008 11:18:28 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The women got the vote and the Nation got Harding.)
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To: SkyPilot

Those are Vogue photos? She’s reasonably attractive in a Caroline Kennedy kind of way, but I think she could be much more attractive in different shots. Her mouth is tense, and she’s a little thin, and the photographer obviously did nothing to help her relax. There’s nothing wrong with her, but the expressions are bad, and the clothing does not flatter her.


40 posted on 03/08/2008 11:19:25 AM PST by Richard Kimball (Sure, they'd love to kill me, as long as they can do it without admitting I exist)
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To: SkyPilot

41 posted on 03/08/2008 11:25:46 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: justiceseeker93; Arrowhead1952; romanesq; oneamericanvoice; Old Sarge; RetiredArmy; ...

The anti-Semitic actions and deeds of both Osama Hussein Obama and Hitlery Clintoon need to be made known to all American Jews as soon as possible. Obviously, the media will hide the truth to the best of their ability. However, the truth is evident and can be exposed. It is up to us to spread the word. We owe it to our forefathers and to our children and grandchildren whose futures are at stake.


42 posted on 03/08/2008 11:30:13 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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Funny political climate we live in when you get fired for attacking your candidate’s opponent.

Bring back the good old days, when candidates were accused of being mullatoes and of fathering illegitimate children.


43 posted on 03/08/2008 11:32:47 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Caroline Kennedy always reminded me of skeletor from the he-man cartoons!


44 posted on 03/08/2008 11:38:40 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: SkyPilot
Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard prof who posed last summer for a glamorous pictorial in Vogue, came under fire after firing off the insult.

I would give Samantha Power another Purlitzer Prize for the shortest and best 2008 column:

"Hillary is a Monster"

45 posted on 03/08/2008 11:42:01 AM PST by Anticommie
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Looka like one to me note NO smile.


46 posted on 03/08/2008 11:42:27 AM PST by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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There is a mix of sadness and resentment in her eyes.

She's not happy in these pics, maybe she is at the wrong party.

47 posted on 03/08/2008 11:46:28 AM PST by eyedigress
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That is GREAT. I’m putting it on my homepage, with your permission.


48 posted on 03/08/2008 11:55:09 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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Although the NY Post article is silent on the issue, Ms. Power was known to be very much pro-Pali and anti-Israel. Her separation from the Obama camp bears no relation to her foreign policy ideas. “Osama” Obama still maintains several high-profile advisors of the same Arabist bent.

justiceseeker93 refers to Ms Powers former statements. I agree calling Hillary a monster is cause for canning her, truth hurts dems, a lot.

And issues, well no self respecting Obama cultist worries about issue, it’s all about change.

Amongst the changes proposed by Ms Powers, old news, which got her a job with the Obama campaign. BTW, her book on genocide is a good one.

Obama and Israel–It Gets Worse [alienate American Jews and Evangelicals]
Commentary Magazine ^ | 1-27-08 | Noah Pollak

A follow-up to my post yesterday about the troubling views of one of Barack Obama’s top foreign policy advisers, Samantha Power. In 2002 she sat for an interview with Harry Kreisler, the director of the Institute for International Studies at Berkeley. Kreisler asked her the following question:

Let me give you a thought experiment here, and it is the following: without addressing the Palestine - Israel problem, let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events there? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?

Get a load of Power’s response:

What we don’t need is some kind of early warning mechanism there, what we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation. Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import; it may more crucially mean sacrificing — or investing, I think, more than sacrificing — billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars it would probably take, also, to support what will have to be a mammoth protection force, not of the old Rwanda kind, but a meaningful military presence. Because it seems to me at this stage (and this is true of actual genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which were seen there), you have to go in as if you’re serious, you have to put something on the line.

Unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful. It’s a terrible thing to do, it’s fundamentally undemocratic. But, sadly, we don’t just have a democracy here either, we have a liberal democracy. There are certain sets of principles that guide our policy, or that are meant to, anyway. It’s essential that some set of principles becomes the benchmark, rather than a deference to [leaders] who are fundamentally politically destined to destroy the lives of their own people. And by that I mean what Tom Freidman has called “Sharafat.” [Sharon-Arafat; this is actually an Amos Oz construction — NP] I do think in that sense, both political leaders have been dreadfully irresponsible. And, unfortunately, it does require external intervention.

Just so we’re clear here: Power said that her advice to the President would be to 1) “Alienate” the American Jewish community, and indeed all Americans, such as evangelical Christians, who support the state of Israel, because 2) Israeli leaders are “destroying the lives of their own people.” 3) Pour billions of dollars of the taxpayers’ money into “the new state of Palestine” ; 4) Stage an American ground invasion of Israel and the Palestinian territories — what else can she mean by a “mammoth protection force” and a “military presence” that will be “imposed” by “external intervention”? — in order to do the exact same thing that she considers the height of arrogance and foolishness in Iraq: an American campaign to remake an Arab society.

Note that this wasn’t her response to a question about her personal views of the conflict, or about what she envisions might be a utopian solution to the conflict; it was a response to a question about what she would tell the President of the United States if she was his adviser. Yesterday Barack Obama took a large stride toward the presidency–helped in some small measure by the speeches on behalf of the Obama campaign that Power has delivered–and it is time that someone asked him, while he is still a candidate, what he thinks of the perverse things his many foreign policy advisers have said about Israel and the Middle East.

As Samantha Power herself acknowledged, there is “a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import” that would like to know where Obama stands on these matters.

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Of course that’s not surprising for a candidate who counts Ali Abunimah amongst his supporters and friends.

ALI ABUNIMAH

 

  • Vice president of the Arab American Action Network
  • Anti-Israeli activist



Born in Washington, DC on December 29, 1971, Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian American who serves as the Board of Directors’ Vice President for the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network. He is also a co-founder of the Electronic Intifada website, which was created by activists affiliated with the International Solidarity Movement. His personal website, abunimah.org, acts as a clearinghouse for his writings, which are fiercely hostile toward Israel and the United States.

Abunimah authored the 2006 book One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which rejects a two-state solution for the Mideast conflict and proposes instead the creation of a single, united, democratic state for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

In Abunimah’s calculus, Palestinian violence and terrorism is caused entirely by Israel's "land confiscation," its "ongoing orgy of violence," and its "routine human-rights abuses" that have "made life under a seemingly endless occupation so intolerable." In February 2002 he characterized “Israel's humiliation and virtual imprisonment of [Yasser] Arafat” (after the Palestinian leader had failed to prevent or discourage a recent wave of suicide bombings) as confirmation that then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his supporters had “never given up the dream of a Greater Israel stretching from the Mediterrannean to the Jordan River and perhaps beyond.”

According to Abunimah, “Zionist leaders, academics, and propagandists are actually professional, malicious liars as much as they are violent, merciless murderers.” From that premise, Abunimah reasons: “[I]f lying is Israel's best policy, … shouldn't the world … doubt the Zionists' official stories about … the holocaust, for example? … Indeed, if Zionists could lie about their present and ongoing torment of my [Palestinian] people, usurpation of my homeland and arrogation of my rights, and they do it rather obscenely, couldn't they likewise lie, equally obscenely, about the holocaust, an event that took place over half a century ago?”

Abunimah is strongly opposed to America’s military operations in Iraq, whose 2003 invasion he called a “massive assault on a small, defenseless country by an uncontrollable superpower.” “We should also remember,” he added, “that America's armed forces are disproportionately composed of the economically and socially disenfranchised, people who, denied a slice of the ‘American dream’ at home by failing schools, racism, the prison industry, and growing economic inequality, must seek to escape by joining the military. Empires have always sent their poorest, least educated and most marginalized to fight in the distant provinces.”

As to the fundraisers for Palestinian Ali claims Obama has attended, I’m sure they were for local causes as the Obama campaign contends. And Edward Said was a fun loving guy, who wouldn’t want to hang with ole Eddie.


The late Mr. Said, Columbia professor, supping with the Obamas and throwing rocks at Jews in Lebanon, which is what academics do. Terrorists kill them.

In the words of Ali, things will happen when after the election. That's how it works with political hacks from Chicago.

http://www.us4arabs.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=356.

“...In 2000, when Obama ran unsuccessfully for Congress, Abunimah wrote this week that he heard him being “forthright in his criticism of US policy and his call for an even-handed approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”.At their last meeting four years ago in a Chicago neighborhood, Abunimah recalled Obama telling him “warmly” that he was sorry that “I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race (for his Senate seat). I’m hoping when things calm down, I can be more up front.”

“More upfront when things calm down”...but now he’s running for president.


49 posted on 03/08/2008 12:03:46 PM PST by SJackson (It seems to me that it is entirely proper to start a Zionist State around Jerusalem, T Roosevelt)
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Actions speak louder than words & this one will likely boost Obama's credibility as the Dem candidate with better JUDGMENT to respond to that 3 a.m. phone call.

Hopeful for change in political campaigns, he wants to run a CLEAN campaign...an aide steps across the line, ever so slightly...she is promptly dismissed, sending a strong signal to all other aides that the pre-announced PRINCIPLE, sound & hopeful for American politics, is still in effect & will be enforced.

That's leadership...unwavering...the likes of which have not been seen in the Democrat Party since JFK...and the likes of which will NEVER be found in Hillary Clinton, Queen of Dirty Tricks, even though a microscope be employed! Advantage Obama...

50 posted on 03/08/2008 12:06:01 PM PST by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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