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Criminal charge for man naked inside home
Nine News ^ | December 19, 2009 | Ninemsn staff

Posted on 12/18/2009 9:06:08 PM PST by myknowledge

A US man has been charged with indecent exposure for being naked in his own home.

Erick Williamson, 29 was observed without clothes through a doorway and a window, by a seven-year-old boy and his mother who were walking by.

Williamson argued that it was his home, and therefore he could choose to go nude.

But a judge found against him, saying that he intended to make himself visible to passers-by.

The Virginia man said he will appeal the decision.

"I think that being tried and found guilty of something like this is outrageous," Williamson said after he was convicted and sentenced.

"I feel like I'm living in a fishbowl."

Williamson testified that he never intended to expose himself and was simply exercising "personal freedom" as he spent several hours naked in his Springfield home packing up belongings.

Police, prosecutors and two witnesses, though, said Williamson's actions were designed to draw attention to himself.

The first woman who passed by, school librarian Joyce Giuliani, said she heard some loud singing as she left her home and drove to work. As she drove by Williamson's home, she saw him naked, standing directly behind a large window.

A few hours later, Yvette Dean was walking her seven-year-old son to school along a trail that runs by Williamson's home.

She heard a loud rattle, looked to her left and saw Williamson standing naked, full frontal, in a side doorway.

"He gave me eye contact," Dean said.

As she turned the corner, she looked back at the home, in disbelief at what she had just seen.

Again, she saw Williamson, naked in the same window.

One of Williamson's housemates testified that Williamson had been nude well before dawn.

Timothy Baclit testified that he woke up around 5am to go to work and saw Williamson walking around "naked ... with a hard hat."

He said he warned Williamson that he would be visible to passers-by but that Williamson did not respond.

Williamson, 29, said the conversation with Baclit never occurred and that he never noticed that two women had seen him.

He said "it did not occur to me" that people outside the home might see him naked.

Regardless of whether he was seen, Williamson's conduct does not constitute indecent exposure, said his attorney, Dickson Young.

Under Virginia law, the charge requires "an obscene display or exposure" and must occur in "a public place or a place where others are present."

Young argued that neither prong had been met.

"Mere nudity is insufficient to declare conduct obscene," Young said, noting that none of the women testified that Williamson was aroused or that he made any sort of obscene gesture.

"Nudity in one's own home is not a crime."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: nakedman; nannystate; napl; nudity; pcpolice; publicexposure; virginia
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Why can't I walk around naked in my own home? Damn nanny state.

1 posted on 12/18/2009 9:06:09 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

I woujld lock up everyone involved for a day for wasting the court’s (and thus the public’s-) time with nonsense like this.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 9:08:09 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

It ought to be overturned on appeal due to wrong interpretation of law and then if Virginia wants to outlaw housebound exhibitionism it can pass a law for that purpose.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 9:12:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: myknowledge

Worst-case scenario for this guy: he is found not guilty on the grounds of insufficient evidence.


4 posted on 12/18/2009 9:15:05 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: myknowledge

Although I think the guy was railroaded and will win on appeal. I, for one, think he was ill advised to walk around in his house naked with open curtains. You might be proud of your body, but the rest of the world might not be.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 9:15:08 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: myknowledge

Well its not like he was spanking it up behind the agapanthas


6 posted on 12/18/2009 9:15:09 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: myknowledge

Sounds to me like this guy is a perv. Whether the law should be involved, this guy wants to be seen naked.


7 posted on 12/18/2009 9:23:08 PM PST by ensignbay (**UNBELIEVABLE OBAMA GAFFES video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-AKcH3eC8 ***)
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To: myknowledge

Sounds to me like this guy is a perv. Whether the law should be involved, this guy wants to be seen naked.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 9:23:15 PM PST by ensignbay (**UNBELIEVABLE OBAMA GAFFES video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-AKcH3eC8 ***)
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To: myknowledge

He was naked....with a hard hat. Is he trying to say something?


9 posted on 12/18/2009 9:27:44 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: myknowledge

He was naked....with a hard hat. Is he trying to say something?


10 posted on 12/18/2009 9:27:49 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: myknowledge; bamahead

More govt abuse. If I were to walk by a woman’s house and she were naked, who do you think would be in Jail or charged?


11 posted on 12/18/2009 9:33:30 PM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: When do we get liberated?

Must’ve rubbed the viagra on his head.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 9:36:33 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: myknowledge

I’m naked right now.
Oh, wait... someones at the door.
I’ll be right back.


13 posted on 12/18/2009 9:41:53 PM PST by right way right
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To: Perdogg
"walk by a woman’s house"

make that - "If I were to take a short cut through the womans yard"

Tresspassing legal definition of Tresspassing. Tresspassing ...An unlawful intrusion that interferes with one's person or property.

14 posted on 12/18/2009 9:44:44 PM PST by anglian
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To: myknowledge
said she heard some loud singing

Nude, singing, and wearing a hard-hat. Was he listening to The Village People at the time?

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15 posted on 12/18/2009 9:50:04 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: myknowledge

Has this guy ever heard of window blinds or curtains?


16 posted on 12/18/2009 9:52:49 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: myknowledge

It’s not like he was parading around nude and posing in front of the window for the world to look in.

I read the original article back when — the woman and her son were walking on the path at about 6:00 A.M and didn’t mention any other *harmed* victims peering in his windows. He stated he went into the kitchen to get some water and there they were, gawking.

Be careful what you look for, you just might see it.

Maybe he needs to sue them for being peeping toms.


17 posted on 12/18/2009 9:53:52 PM PST by carolina71
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To: death2tyrants

The guy wearing the Indian headdress is straight.

18 posted on 12/18/2009 10:02:56 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: death2tyrants

Oops. I was wrong. The guy who was the “cop” was the straight one.


19 posted on 12/18/2009 10:19:52 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

there was a straight one???


20 posted on 12/18/2009 10:38:41 PM PST by sten
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To: myknowledge
One of Williamson's housemates testified that Williamson had been nude well before dawn.

Housemate(s)? So he shares the house with others and still prances around nude in front of them? Is this a nudist colony?

21 posted on 12/18/2009 10:48:54 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: myknowledge
Young argued that neither prong had been met.

Exhibitionist with two prongs. heh-heh heh-heh-heh heh-heh
22 posted on 12/18/2009 11:00:43 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: myknowledge
As she turned the corner, she looked back at the home hmmmmm
23 posted on 12/18/2009 11:04:56 PM PST by ditto h
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To: myknowledge
Young argued that neither prong had been met.
24 posted on 12/18/2009 11:06:55 PM PST by ditto h
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To: whatisthetruth

Williamson’s house is a ‘nudist colony’.


25 posted on 12/18/2009 11:07:41 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Perdogg
If I were to walk by a woman’s house and she were

Folks still learn to use the subjunctive here? I thought Americans dropped it years ago. The college board certainly did for the SAT tests. Long ago.

26 posted on 12/18/2009 11:29:55 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson
Folks still learn to use the subjunctive here? I thought Americans dropped it years ago. The college board certainly did for the SAT tests. Long ago.

If I were to hazard a guess, it would be that many of us were spanked by the doctor much longer ago than that.

27 posted on 12/19/2009 12:58:05 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: myknowledge
I wish that we knew more details about this entire incident; like another poster mentioned, in the original account, it was around 6 am and the naked man was getting a glass of water in the kitchen.

Frankly, I'd like to know more about the credibility of the witness. In the first story there was no teacher who drove by in a car. In the first story there was a mother starting in the door window, along with her young son.

I hope that the little boy is alright, but there are too few facts presented to make a determination ---- but in the original story it made the M-O-M out to be a kook peeping jane.

28 posted on 12/19/2009 5:08:46 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: myknowledge
Photobucket "OMG, what a pervert"
29 posted on 12/19/2009 5:40:55 AM PST by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: myknowledge

Close the curtains, pervert.


30 posted on 12/19/2009 5:49:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: myknowledge; Jeremiah Jr; Slings and Arrows

"I was on my way to answer the door. I thought they were JWs."

31 posted on 12/19/2009 6:02:42 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Perdogg; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...
Under Virginia law, the charge requires "an obscene display or exposure" and must occur in "a public place or a place where others are present."



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32 posted on 12/19/2009 6:37:14 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Perdogg

How’m I supposed to take a shower?


33 posted on 12/19/2009 8:05:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: Gabz; jan in Colorado

Nanny-State ping


34 posted on 12/19/2009 8:14:06 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Ezekiel; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

Criminal!



35 posted on 12/19/2009 9:04:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: ensignbay

Thank you.

Do not adopt the knee jerk FreeRepublic response to this story. there’s waaaaay more to it than meets the eye.

Like the fact that he was naked in his CAR PORT!

So okay, maybe a car port is part of a house, technically, but a guy standing naked in a car port is not quite the same as running down the hall from bath to bedroom.

He WANTED to be seen and he got charged for it through our justice system. You’ll look like the Whoopi Goldbergs who defend roman Polanski if you defend this perv.


36 posted on 12/19/2009 9:14:36 AM PST by Fishtalk
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To: myknowledge

37 posted on 12/19/2009 9:34:41 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: myknowledge

“naked ... with a hard hat.”

It was the hat! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 12/19/2009 9:42:32 AM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: hennie pennie; carolina71; JoeProBono
JPB Posted the original article.

I still maintain the woman had gone lamping, and was just getting home at that hour.

39 posted on 12/19/2009 10:17:47 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: myknowledge
Finding this guy guilty of nudity in his own home, on the testimony of two women who were offended by his physique (or lack of) is consistent with what we've been witnessing in this country for the last several decades.

Sexual harassment accusations, which can lead to all sorts of problems for employers and employees, no longer need to be backed up with any evidence of the alleged harasser's intentions. Recent judgments instead are based solely on the victim's feelings, emotions and reaction to the alleged harassment. This has left the door open to lawsuits and complaints based on such meager evidence as "he looked at me with lust in his eye."

The same progression can be seen in "speech codes" and "non-discrimination" clauses in contracts. What was once considered dark humor is now grounds for civil--and in some cases, criminal--complaints.

I am not one to defend running around the neighborhood in the altogether, especially at this time of the year. But if a person wants to take his or her clothes off in his own home, or in his back yard for that matter, I see no reason for the law to get involved.

And if a mother and her seven-year old are offended, maybe they should look the other way. It's not like the nude guy was about to attack them.

40 posted on 12/19/2009 10:23:00 AM PST by logician2u
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To: southernnorthcarolina
not guilty on the grounds of insufficient evidence

Wouldn't that be cruel and unusual punishment?

41 posted on 12/19/2009 10:25:10 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Daffynition; Fishtalk
fishtalk, here's a link to the original article -- it says he was in his kitchen making a pot of coffee.

AND how in h3ll does this EVER equate to the childrape perpetrated by that creep0 pedophile Polanski.

That is an outrageous comparison.

42 posted on 12/19/2009 10:25:54 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Fishtalk
was observed without clothes through a doorway and a window

Nowhere does it say carport, garage, anything more than " a doorway and a window".

43 posted on 12/19/2009 10:28:25 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Perfection is the enemy of Good.)
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To: hennie pennie
Okay. I post a True Crime Blog. Do it every week. This story is from October of 2009. THIS post is about this fellow, who is having a great laugh at your expense, more on this later, finally wended his way to court.

Lots of folks testified against him and the judge found the guy GUILTY. Yet, like many liberals, conservatives will buy some perv's defense that it's his right to get naked in his own home, more on this later.

The fine, fine Williamson fellow just loves to assert his property rights and this includes his right not to wear clothes in his castle if he so chooses. Conservatives, like many liberals, not bothering to use common sense, jump to his defense. Also like the idiots who defend Roman Polanski. They don't stop and think it through. They don't bother to get the facts. They say it wasn't REALLY a rape-rape, or it's HIS house, or some other kneejerk answer that satisfied what they WANT to believe.

Williamson likes to get naked in his own home at precisely the time he knows school children or women are walking by. He likes to stand in front of a big window or open door in his nakedness but hey, it's HIS property, right? Let's get knee jerk and look like dumb liberals and defend the guy, okay?

The woman told police it was 8:40 a.m. when she was walking her son to school along a path between houses. She said they first spotted Williamson naked in an open door in the car port of his home. She also told police that Williamson then walked across the house to a large window, facing the way she was walking.
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The above is from :

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/21/dumb-outrage-of-the-day-man-arrested-for-being-naked-in-own-home/

Note that this guy stands in front of a large window. Note that bit about the car port. THIS article is not the only one written about this guy.

Cause this guy just looooooves to opine about his property rights and he can count on fools to defend him. But here we got a judge found him GUILTY and how about all those folks who testified against him?

He loves you all, counts on you all, goes to bed smiling, knowing that all he has to do is mention property rights and the right wing nuts will defend his desire to stand in car ports nakes as school children walk by because just like the liberals of our planet, conservatives often don't use their noggin either.

Now I don't know what a car port means in this context but I do associate it with an outside type of thing. We have a garage on our house. It's connected to the house and when you are inside of the garage you are, technically, inside of our house.

But the garage has a great big ole door and hey, I could stand naked inside of my garage and be INSIDE of my house, but every school child walking by would be able to see me very plain from the street and maybe you all think this is okay because hey, it IS my house, evidently that stupid judge and all those people who testified against this guy would not agree with this.

Knee jerk is all it is. Why on earth do you serve this pervert's bidding? He uses this "my home is my castle" defense and hey, there's always idiots who will defend it.

The post about this on my True Crime Blog, from October 21 for God's sake, is below:

http://fishtruecrime.blogspot.com/2009/10/102509.html

44 posted on 12/19/2009 12:05:13 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: Balding_Eagle
Nowhere does it say carport, garage, anything more than " a doorway and a window".

Heh. Not that it would occur to you that maybe, heh, there were OTHER articles about this guy.

This pervert loves you man.

45 posted on 12/19/2009 12:06:59 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: Fishtalk

We all comment on the information presented in the article, inaccurate, or as incomplete as that may be.

You seem to have more information that the rest of us, or are you just making it up?


46 posted on 12/19/2009 12:19:49 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Perfection is the enemy of Good.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’m sorry. Please read my post 44. It has all the links, etc. I know my original comment was kind of vague but I was busy and didn’t have time for a longer rebuttal at the time. But I’d argue that I kind of made it clear that there was more to the story. My reference to a car port was about that “more” to the story.

Anyway, sorry for the confusion but this guy has pulled so many legs he gets on my nerves. He’s still smiling at all the people he keeps fooling, his pervert self. I love FreeRepublic but every time this guy’s story goes online you get a bunch of knee jerks believing his stupid story and frankly I think it makes US look stupid. But hey, he loves it man.

This guy’s story goes back to October of this year. Now he got found guilty and STILL he says he’s all innocent, he was only walking around nude in his own home, he’s mistreated and put upon. I got a bridge to sell anyone who continues to buy this...cheap.

He just loves to use that “my home is my castle” defense and there’s always loons, like the liberals before him, who jump to his defense.


47 posted on 12/19/2009 12:37:04 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: Fishtalk

Thanks, that DOES put a whole different light on this.

If he really was out in the carport, seesh, I gotta agree with you.


48 posted on 12/19/2009 12:43:05 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Perfection is the enemy of Good.)
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To: Fishtalk; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson; onyx; Quix
WHY in the world do you post here when you have such obvious contempt for conservatives?

I tried to read your posting, but instead of concentrating on correcting the MSM REPORTERS, you choose instead to be OFFENSIVE.

Therefore, I consider YOU to be a Blog Pimp AND I assure you that I'm not about to read any more of your contemptuous contemptible diatribes.

You don't seek to enlighten & communicate -- you HATE conservatives and choose to come to a conservative website and demean them.

How DARE you post such a nasty offensive posting to me, DON'T bother to ever post to me again, and take your blog ADVERTISEMNEBNT AND SHOVE IT !!!!!!!!

49 posted on 12/19/2009 2:36:45 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Okay.

I have no contempt for conservatives. I’ve been a member of this site for ten years now.

But hey, you really have to read the post, not go on a nut case rage that makes no sense.

Not to mention that silly act of notifying Jim Robinson, an admin moderator and the FBI.

I’ll leave you alone.


50 posted on 12/19/2009 2:41:57 PM PST by Fishtalk
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