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Saudi Religious Police Ban Pet Cats And Dogs
AFP ^ | July 30, 2008

Posted on 07/30/2008 12:49:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Saudi Arabia's religious police have announced a ban on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public in the Saudi capital, because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday.

Othman al-Othman, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh, known as the Muttawa, told the Saudi edition of al-Hayat daily that the commission has started enforcing an old religious edict.

He said the commission was implementing a decision taken a month ago by the acting governor of the capital, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, adding that it follows an old edict issued by the supreme council of Saudi scholars.

The reason behind reinforcing the edict now was a rising fashion among some men using pets in public "to make passes on women and disturb families," he said, without giving more details.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bizarro; kooks; loons; lunatics; saudiarabia

1 posted on 07/30/2008 12:49:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is an opportunity for those speed seduction web sites. They need to open a special section for Saudi guys that is Koranically compliant but still gets the chicks.

And Saudi chicks must have given the doggie gambit some success, or Saudi guys would not have kept at it, leading to its banishment by the virtue police.

It’s a dog’s life.


2 posted on 07/30/2008 12:53:59 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The koran calls dogs evil and that they should be killed and never be held as pets.


3 posted on 07/30/2008 12:55:38 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: bajabaja

Do they have produce sections in Saudi grocery stores?


4 posted on 07/30/2008 12:57:12 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Free ThinkerNY
These Saudis are just now figuring this out?

The only problem is that most girls go ga-ga over the little frou-frou lap dogs, so that a guy can't get a manly kind of dog like a Chessie.

Of course, I go ga-ga over Chessies, and Labs, and Boykins, but I work retrievers and I've been married for 31 years . . . .

5 posted on 07/30/2008 12:57:25 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LOL, Puppydog rap - once had a buddy that walked neighbors dogs, said it was the easiest way to pick up girls.
6 posted on 07/30/2008 12:57:40 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Are working dogs like collies and Australian sheep dogs still allowed to pick up dates for Saudis?
7 posted on 07/30/2008 12:58:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: 2banana
The koran calls dogs evil and that they should be killed and never be held as pets.

That just goes to show you how warped they are.

They got it half right, though... cats are the evil ones.

hehe

8 posted on 07/30/2008 12:58:50 PM PDT by Constitution Day (This tagline is a Designated Whine-Free Zone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From 2001...

The True Clash of Civilizations Cats vs. Dogs, East vs. West.

9 posted on 07/30/2008 1:00:33 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I do not know about produce sections, but alcohol is not allowed.

This means NO BEER GOGGLES.

What does a Saudi guy do without beer if it turns out there is a good reason for her keeping the burkha on?

All of us should be thankful we do not live there.

Cheers.


10 posted on 07/30/2008 1:01:24 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: bajabaja

Certainly they have paper bags in Saudi Arabia!


11 posted on 07/30/2008 1:04:18 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: AnAmericanMother

I was eating lunch in a restaurant when an elderly man carrying a tiny Yorkshire Terrier strolled by the window. He was constantly being stopped by beautiful young women who cooed over the little dog.

My sister and I went outside to talk to him. He was 83 years old and told me he’d met more women in the six months since he bought the dog than he had in the previous 60 years!

I own an English Pointer and an English Springer Spaniel. I’d love to get a Boykin and adore Chessies! But then I subscribe to Gun Dog magazine, Astronomy magazine, and Traditional Home magazine. Not exactly a normal thing for women to do. LOL!


12 posted on 07/30/2008 1:05:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: 2banana

“The koran calls dogs evil and that they should be killed and never be held as pets.”

I say koranimals are evil and should never be held as pets.

My Siberian Husky would have fought to his death to protect me or one of my family members and a day hasn’t passed since we had to put him to sleep that I haven’t thought of him and missed him. The muslims hatred for dogs is offensive to me. It’s almost as bad as those that hate kids. I can understand people not wanting to have pets because of how much work they are. Hating them though, what the hell for?


13 posted on 07/30/2008 1:07:29 PM PDT by LaurenD
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To: AnAmericanMother
Reminds me of our late, great Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake. Jake liked nothing better than to go out on the winter ice to visit the ice fishermen on Prior Lake and beg a beer and a brat, if they had any.
He didn't care much for Schnapps but, if the beer can were carefully tipped in his direction, he would consume a full can of whatever was available, without spilling more than a few drips. Half way through a second 12 oz can would usually bring a series of burps, nose bubbles and sneezes. Afternoons were scheduled inside, with a big nap...
14 posted on 07/30/2008 1:10:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: AnAmericanMother

My younger dog apparently started out as a Great Dane/Black Lab cross, but grew up to be an 85 lb. Black Lab/Pit cross. Sweetest dog in the world.


15 posted on 07/30/2008 1:11:38 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: LaurenD
If you ask me, Islam's hate of dogs is proof that the religion is evil.
Personally, I think Mohamed and Allah hated them because they're good judges of character...
16 posted on 07/30/2008 1:12:23 PM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called "religious rights."

When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to "the reasonable" Muslim demands for their "religious rights," they also get the other components under the table.Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

United States -- Muslim 1.0%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1%-2%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2. 7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris -- car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam -- Mohammed cartoons).

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of "Dar-es-Salaam" -- the Isla mic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

"Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world. And all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, "The Haj"

It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat..

17 posted on 07/30/2008 1:12:45 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: libstripper

Jake was also a large animal. He got up to 120 lbs at 18 months when the vet suggested backing off his chow some. He lived his brief life at 90-95 lbs and didn’t look heavy at all.


18 posted on 07/30/2008 1:15:50 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Little Ray

“If you ask me, Islam’s hate of dogs is proof that the religion is evil.
Personally, I think Mohamed and Allah hated them because they’re good judges of character...”

They do seem to have a sense about people. My husky was so smart that he knew the difference between someone who was a threat and someone who wasn’t. To those who were no threat, he was a big, playful teddy bear towards. Anybody ever just walk into our house that he didn’t know, they had better run fast out the door.


19 posted on 07/30/2008 1:16:40 PM PDT by LaurenD
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To: Little Ray

You’re definitely on to something.


20 posted on 07/30/2008 1:16:44 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: bajabaja
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2053877/posts

Call in and support tomorrows hearing that includes Steve Emerson testifying.

21 posted on 07/30/2008 1:20:14 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: mc5cents

Excellent post.

Their history shows that they move in until their numbers are large enough that they can impose their values on the host nation. This doesn’t require being in the majority in a place like the U.S.

It takes one law suit or the threat of one.


22 posted on 07/30/2008 1:27:21 PM PDT by LaurenD
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To: 2banana
The koran calls dogs evil and that they should be killed and never be held as pets.

That's because dogs are more sensitive to demonic spirits than men and will bark at them.

23 posted on 07/30/2008 1:29:11 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: Centurion2000
That's because dogs are more sensitive to demonic spirits than men and will bark at them.

Is that sarcasm or are you serious?
24 posted on 07/30/2008 1:30:37 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: 2banana

As someone who today had to put down my 13 year old beagle. I can’t say publicly on this site what I think of the Koran.


25 posted on 07/30/2008 1:34:28 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Freedom is purchased not with gold, but with steel.)
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To: Scythian
Is that sarcasm or are you serious?

Seriously, dogs have always been thought of as more sensitive to the supernatural.

I think one reason that the "dogs are to be killed" in the Koran is that it is satanically inspired. So, kill the watchdogs against supernatural influence, namely dogs.

26 posted on 07/30/2008 1:36:23 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I wish I could have met Jake! He sounds like the Perfect Golden.

I used to ride a horse, an ex-racing Quarter Horse, that LOVED beer. He would stick his head out the stall door and whinny if he smelled any (and he could apparently smell it at 50 yards, with the cap still on the bottle).

I asked my vet if it would do him any harm to give him some. When she stopped laughing, she said as long as we didn't set him so drunk that he fell over, it was probably good for his digestion.

So we would wrap a leg bandage or a towel around the neck of the bottle and tip it on up, and Mister would glug a couple of glugs and it was gone!

27 posted on 07/30/2008 1:45:37 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: libstripper
LOL!

No Animal Control shelters and almost no rescue orgs (except those dedicated to the breed) will admit to any Pit or AmStaff in their dogs.

I've known some sweet Pits, and some really mean Labs and even a mean Golden (I know it's rare, but it happens).

28 posted on 07/30/2008 1:48:02 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: xkaydet65
Gosh, that's too bad.

Nothing I could say will be much comfort, but you have all my sympathy. It's hard to part with them.

29 posted on 07/30/2008 1:48:59 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: SatinDoll
I know a Boykin breeder if the urge ever gets the better of you.

I've got two crazy Labs. Would love to have a Chessie but it would have to be the right one. They can be great dogs for an amateur, or they can be Way Too Much Dog, depending on the bloodline and the pup.

30 posted on 07/30/2008 1:51:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Little Ray

If you ask me, Islam’s hate of dogs is proof that the religion is evil.
Personally, I think Mohamed and Allah hated them because they’re good judges of character...


Ding ding ding - we have a winner!


31 posted on 07/30/2008 1:52:39 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: AnAmericanMother

We hired a car and driver to show us the sights of Mexico City many years ago. He stopped at a market the featured a beer driking mule. For 4 Pesos, I set the opened beer bottle on the ground in front of the mule. He picked it up and drained it and would do it over and over...


32 posted on 07/30/2008 2:01:46 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thanx much. We’ll see him again at The Bridge.


33 posted on 07/30/2008 2:06:55 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Freedom is purchased not with gold, but with steel.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gee, if you're a Saudi you better stay the hell away from my house. I've got five cats and two dogs. FatCatwa!
34 posted on 07/30/2008 2:17:33 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Little Ray
Personally, I think Mohamed and Allah hated them because they're good judges of character...

Mohamed was a just a cat person (an unfortunate tid-bit that has come down through history and bears no reflection on cat people in general - really).

If Mohamed had hated walnuts, the islam would consider walnuts unclean. Scenes from the Life of Brian come time mind when I think of islam.

35 posted on 07/30/2008 2:19:55 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bump


36 posted on 07/30/2008 2:26:00 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Never pick a fight with an ugly person; they've got nothing to lose.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Then there was “Billy the Beer Drinking Bison” somewhere on the road from Freeport to Houston.....


37 posted on 07/30/2008 2:29:37 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: 2banana
The koran calls dogs evil and that they should be killed and never be held as pets.

Send in the Chinese and Koreans and the problem will disappear.

38 posted on 07/30/2008 2:31:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: AnAmericanMother
No Animal Control shelters and almost no rescue orgs (except those dedicated to the breed) will admit to any Pit or AmStaff in their dogs.

I think that's what happened to me. The Scott County, KY, Humane Society got this really sweet black and white puppy with BIG paws and decided to foster him and adopt him out. They probably suspected he was part Pit but thought he might be part Dane instead and represented him as being part Dane. My problem is he gave his all to me and turned out to be a totally sweet dog by the time it became obvious he was a Pitador instead of a Daneador. Given what a wonderful character he was and is, I couldn't very well destroy his whole life just because of some human error. Now my big problem is keeping him from pushing me out of bed at night.

39 posted on 07/30/2008 2:39:00 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what’s the big deal. Just have the religeous police lop off a few heads (of the owner’s, naturally). That will definately stop the practice and give their government a chance to practice what they like to do. MORONS.


40 posted on 07/30/2008 2:43:55 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: All

Saudi Religious Police Ban Pet Cats And Dogs



41 posted on 07/30/2008 2:58:28 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: libstripper
The Lab will usually cancel out almost anything. They are obviously VERY friendly!

A friend of mine has a nice field Lab who is a regular Casanova. Nothing will keep him from the ladies - he goes out windows, over 8 foot fences, etc. etc. There are an awful lot of puppies in the neighborhood who look just like him . . . fortunately he's a good looking dog with a terrific temperament.

42 posted on 07/30/2008 3:01:33 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: libstripper
Also, as a Pitador instead of a Daneador he will be your buddy for many more years to come.

One of the downsides of the Danes is that they don't live long at all.

43 posted on 07/30/2008 3:02:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

I was looking for a Danedor instead of a Dane because I felt the Lab might help extend a great dog’s life span. Please let me know if your neighborhood Romeo finds himself a Dane Juliet. OMG, my Pitador, who’s under the desk, has just farted!


44 posted on 07/30/2008 3:07:12 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper
Have you read All Creatures Great and Small?
45 posted on 07/30/2008 3:12:40 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yes. Great book.


46 posted on 07/31/2008 5:06:49 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

There’s a boxer in that book with a similar problem . . . .


47 posted on 07/31/2008 7:40:27 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chase, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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