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Salt Lake City a finalist for 2012 Republican National Convention
Deseret News ^ | January 31, 2010 | Abigail Shaha

Posted on 01/31/2010 11:28:30 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

SALT LAKE CITY — The next Republican presidential nominee could be named in Utah.

After four months of study, the GOP has selected Salt Lake City as one of four finalists for the 2012 Republican National Convention, an event that could bring 30,000 people to the state for several days.

The other finalists will be announced early next week, and the winner will be selected in late summer after GOP officials visit each city.

If Salt Lake City gets the bid, the 2012 event would be the first GOP convention held in the Intermountain West. Denver hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Utah
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1 posted on 01/31/2010 11:28:30 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like something RINO ROmney’s people may be pushing and want.
Just say HELL NO to RINO Romney.


2 posted on 01/31/2010 11:38:07 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of the peoples house and take that shelf ass ugly woman with ya.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; SolidWood; euram; SoCalPol; Clyde5445; WVKayaker; ak267; Soul Seeker; ...

Head’s up...a GOP RINO movement is afoote to nominate and coronate Mitt in the heart of his power base.


3 posted on 01/31/2010 11:41:36 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Diogenesis; Impy

That’s my main reason for opposing SLC’s bid, because it has the stench of a potential Slick Willard coronation. He buys and lies his way into the nomination, and Zero has no worries for getting reelected.


4 posted on 01/31/2010 11:46:03 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would not mind SLC being the site of the GOP convention. The city has excellent convention facilities, people are friendly, and the state has been the reddest of the red state. Perhaps they should be be rewarded for that.


5 posted on 01/31/2010 1:02:46 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would not mind SLC being the site of the GOP convention. The city has excellent convention facilities, people are friendly, and the state has been the reddest of the red state. Perhaps they should be be rewarded for that.


6 posted on 01/31/2010 1:03:09 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL

It wuould help pay for upkeep of all the left over O-lame-pic stuff we all paid for back then....


7 posted on 01/31/2010 1:13:09 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The other finalists will be announced early next week, and the winner will be selected in late summer after GOP officials visit each city.

How stupid. To keep secret the other three venues so they can't get any support.

It's a finger to the wind with out all the proper information.

The GOP with this announcement has just declared they have sold out to socialist RINO Romney.

8 posted on 01/31/2010 1:17:15 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Think Oprah and “the One” will be campaigning to bring the Repub convention to Chicago?


9 posted on 01/31/2010 1:27:45 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Since when does the location determine who the candidate will be? Man, usually I enjoy the mormon bashing threads just to see what people think and feel, but you guys are getting almost hysterical. Are you not aware that there is a process for nomination?


10 posted on 01/31/2010 1:33:14 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Well we know how well SLC did with the Winter Olympics /s


11 posted on 01/31/2010 1:33:29 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: 999replies

Excuse me, FRiend, but I’d like you to point out to me where I made one comment about religion in my post. I await your response.


12 posted on 01/31/2010 1:44:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I demand an apology, I am not your friend.


13 posted on 01/31/2010 1:49:28 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: 999replies
Since when does the location determine who the candidate will be?

I have actually never know it to happen. I really dislike Romney, but I also trust the good people of Utah to be excellent hosts for conservatives of all stripes. I also love the idea of all those lefties who boycott conservative states to have to spend their money at the Mormon owned hotels and restaurants and have to hunt extra hard to get some weed.
14 posted on 01/31/2010 1:53:10 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: 999replies

True, you’re a sniveling, little n00b punk throwing around slanderous accusations your big mouth can’t back up. Why don’t you hit the bricks ?


15 posted on 01/31/2010 1:54:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385; Old Sarge; Impy; Clemenza; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; darkangel82; Dr. Sivana; ...

Post #10. We got a Slick Willard n00b troll, possible retread. Viking kitties be on the alert.


16 posted on 01/31/2010 1:57:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: SoCalPol

Last time I checked, the 2002 SLC Olympics recorded a 56 million dollar profit. Not only that, but the two main guys charged with bribery before Mitt showed up, were aquitted of all charges. I believe that Los Angeles, Atlanta, and SLC all turned a profit. No candidate can come close to touching Romney in finance and business, but he will never get elected due to him not being a conservative.


17 posted on 01/31/2010 2:01:54 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Anger management is your friend. Try it. How do you know what my bigmouth can or cannot back up? Talk about throwing out accusations? I guess some people need to name call to feel tough. Good luck with that.


18 posted on 01/31/2010 2:10:27 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
LOL! easy, :^) The point he was making is Salt Lake should not be judged for the proclivity of religion anymore than San Francisco is.
19 posted on 01/31/2010 2:12:42 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: 999replies

Answer post #12, you little n00b punk. Put up or shut up. You trolls come on here making slanderous accusations against Conservative FReepers in good standing and this website in general. I’ve had enough of you little Slick Willard kneepads brigades to last a lifetime. Your Socialist fraud idol doesn’t own this website, and we won’t be cowed by his paid hacks.


20 posted on 01/31/2010 2:16:47 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Syncro; SoCalPol

The other cities were also notified on Friday but ONLY SLC saw fit to announce that they’re a finalist.


21 posted on 01/31/2010 2:18:43 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: 999replies
No candidate can come close to touching Romney in finance and business, but he will never get elected due to him not being a conservative.

I don't think it's so much because he's not a conservative, I think it's because he has no charisma. He's talented (I dislike the way he bashed other candidates....and Bush) but nobody really likes the man. They don't dislike, they just can't like him and you don't get to be president if you are that way.

22 posted on 01/31/2010 2:20:00 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: eyedigress

I know exactly what “it” was inferring. I’ve had those little bastards smearing me since I declared opposition to their idol almost 4 years ago. They can’t produce a single post to substantiate their libel of me, and yet they keep on with their filth. They and their little fellow groupies have threatened the operation of this website, and I’ve had enough of them to last a lifetime.


23 posted on 01/31/2010 2:21:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Syncro
Exactly right. I bet there's a lot of money being exchanged behind closed doors as well.

It also isn't a coincidence that the Moron running for office (governor or Senate, can't remember) in Utah is calling for gay marriage- echoing Romney's position on gay rights. The influence on Mormonism is unquestionable, and I find it hypocritical that the Mormons on FR are supporting Romney *just because he's a Mormon*. They are no different than the blacks who supported Obama, or fundies who support Huck.

24 posted on 01/31/2010 2:25:12 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: 999replies

It is nice to have a bean counter in the White House but we are also at war and this time we have been attacked on our soil with thousands killed and more promised by the enemy.

Mitt has shown an disinterence with America at war, first sitting out the Vietnam war, part of the time in Paris.
Having 5 sons who have never served in the military.


25 posted on 01/31/2010 2:27:47 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: McGavin999
No, it really is because he isn't a conservative. And I'm so tired of the Mittbots complaining those who against Romney are attacking Mormonism. Its trite, old, and completely untrue. If Romney were a conservative, I'd have no problem supporting him.

But he isn't.

26 posted on 01/31/2010 2:28:19 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: McGavin999

I agree. I don’t think very many people like him at all, but at the same time, I think he would useful serving in the Treasury Dept. or something else far removed from the Whitehouse.


27 posted on 01/31/2010 2:29:02 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

Romney is a fine money manager and businessman. He should be Sec. of the Treasury or Commerce Secretary. But nothing more.


28 posted on 01/31/2010 2:29:26 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: SoCalPol

disinterence = disinterest


29 posted on 01/31/2010 2:29:50 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: rintense

I can agree with that.


30 posted on 01/31/2010 2:33:27 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: rintense; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; ...
At the end of the day,
Romney is incompetant. No wonder he resorts to 'backstabbing' and dirty tricks.

Mr. Mitt Romney - An Already Proven Bad Governor
conveniently ignored by RomneyBOTs.

While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

31 posted on 01/31/2010 2:35:39 PM PST by Diogenesis ( Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: SoCalPol

I don’t think it is fair to hold lack of military service against anyone when there is no draft. I think some of his kids did a mission thing or something, which is not a selfish act regardless of religion. We have also had some well-liked conservative leaders who did not serve in the military when they probably could/should have. I think he might be a good bean counter, but not in the WH. I also don’t think that Rudi, Huckabee, or Pawlenty would be a good president either.


32 posted on 01/31/2010 2:36:12 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m out of it. Good to see you BTW and hope the weather didn’t hamper you much.


33 posted on 01/31/2010 2:37:43 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

SLC = “Romney-Hatch 2012!”?

An experienced “Eastern Moderate” and a veteran “Western Conservative elder statesman”: How could that not be a winning combination?!?

In their dreams!


34 posted on 01/31/2010 2:39:25 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: eyedigress

We got a bit over 4 inches here. There’s an upside to living off an emergency vehicle main route as you get priority to have your street cleared. The downside is that one of those clearing trucks may have demolished both my and my neighbor’s mailbox posts.


35 posted on 01/31/2010 2:40:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: 999replies
I suppose it is a waste of time to ask what you
RomneyBOTs [who hijacked this thread] think about
Romney's behavior .... [sound of crickets] ....



At the end of the day,
Mitt Romney is both antiGOP and a dedicated Democrat.

Mr. Mitt Romney - An Already Proven Bad Governor

"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.

The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”

[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006

36 posted on 01/31/2010 2:42:07 PM PST by Diogenesis ( Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: rintense
The reason WE don't like him is that he's not conservative, but I'm talking about the country in general.

You are right, it has nothing to do with him being Mormon, it has to do with no charisma. He's like wallpaper. Good looking wallpaper, but flat and bland and unexciting. You can't be president in this country if you don't have that inexplicable something that draws people to you.

37 posted on 01/31/2010 2:42:41 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I had to move 2 families yesterday for a friend. It was a bear. Keep up the good fight. I actually made a funny or so I thought.


38 posted on 01/31/2010 2:48:11 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: eyedigress

You moved 2 families ? What happened ?


39 posted on 01/31/2010 2:50:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: 999replies

McCain has two sons in the military. One is a Marine based here in San Diego who has served in Iraq.

Sarah Palin’s son recently returned from a year in Iraq.

When more than one America city was attacked and over 3 thousand people killed and more to come.
Huge numbers of Americans left good jobs and joined the military to fight this enemy. You don’t wait for a draft or not when we have been attacked.

I have several relatives serving in Iraq, Afghn, etc and some are returning shortly.


40 posted on 01/31/2010 2:50:54 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: McGavin999; Jim Robinson
You can't be president in this country if you don't have that inexplicable something that draws people to you.

Mitt has all the moves, phony smile and personality of a crooked used-car salesman, besides having flip-flopped on every issue.

41 posted on 01/31/2010 2:51:46 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Carville "Part of the problem is that Mr Obama was refreshingly naive in believing his own rhetoric")
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To: rintense

He sure is. HE saved the Olympics! Woo, de hoo!!


42 posted on 01/31/2010 2:54:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Used car salesman is exactly what I think of with Mitt, just a little better than Simon in ‘True Lies’.


43 posted on 01/31/2010 2:54:56 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t know them. It was a favor to a friend of mine.


44 posted on 01/31/2010 2:56:11 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Too bad he’s awful at everything else that truly matters. A man who rides two horses is double a pain in the ass.


45 posted on 01/31/2010 2:57:38 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: eyedigress

Weather-related evacuation ?


46 posted on 01/31/2010 2:57:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: greyfoxx39
I think the reason he comes across like a used car salesman is because he's hired people to teach him how to be "personable". The result is someone that nobody trusts.

What scares me is that I used to think that the presidency couldn't be bought, but Obama taught us that it can. That's the thing that really scares me.

47 posted on 01/31/2010 3:01:08 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: rintense

We don’t have money management problems. Those are the symptoms, the signs. Like a rash. We have a delusional, sick political class, and, a lot of fellow citizens.

We are the Democracy the founders warned us about.


48 posted on 01/31/2010 3:01:18 PM PST by Leisler (We are in the best of hands)
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To: Jim Robinson

HE saved the Olympics

Do they give out combat ribbons for that :)


49 posted on 01/31/2010 3:05:04 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol
An unauthorized copy of the dime-store fake LEO badges Team Romney "won"
and used (they were caught by real law enforcement officers in two states)
for "saving" the Olympics and receiving fake endorsements.


50 posted on 01/31/2010 3:12:26 PM PST by Diogenesis ( Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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