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Homeland chief: Domestic extremism is top concern (1st Amendment about to be attacked?)
MYWAY NEWS via Drudge Report ^ | Feb 21, 5:31 PM | EILEEN SULLIVAN

Posted on 02/21/2010 3:59:22 PM PST by pillut48

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists who are U.S. citizens or live in the country legally and plot against the U.S. are just as big of a concern as international terrorists.

She says that when she started as secretary a year ago, the focus was largely on international terrorists who want to harm U.S. interests. But in the past year, more of the violent extremism that has been seen overseas is showing up in the U.S.

She says officials need to drill down and analyze the factors that make a young person, raised in the U.S., migrate to extremist beliefs and actions.

Napolitano was speaking to governors who are in Washington for their annual conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bhodhs; cwii; cwiiping; domesticterrorism; homeland; napolitano; nationalsecurityfail; secretary; security; smearcampaign
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I've got a bad feeling about this... When I read this short news item a tingle went down my spine, and not in a good way. The first thing that went through my mind was this could lead to infringements of freedom of speech, rallies, etc. Am I putting on my tin foil hat prematurely, or does anyone else feel suspicious of this?
1 posted on 02/21/2010 3:59:22 PM PST by pillut48
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To: pillut48

If she’s looking for domestic extremists, she could try 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. or the Office of Speaker of the House.


2 posted on 02/21/2010 4:00:57 PM PST by chickadee
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To: pillut48
So she's clamping down on Harvard PhD's like Amy Bishop, then?

Cheers!

3 posted on 02/21/2010 4:02:56 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: pillut48

YES ... she’s talking about US ... the “GOD, GUNS & GUTS: Let’s keep all 3” Crowd.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 4:03:36 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: pillut48

Napolitano needs to STFU. She destroyed Arizona just as her boss is trying to do to America. You want “domestic terrorism”? Napolitano and Obama are both domestic terrorists.


5 posted on 02/21/2010 4:03:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: pillut48

6 posted on 02/21/2010 4:03:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: chickadee
If she’s looking for domestic extremists, she could try 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. or the Office of Speaker of the House.
Or the Blanck Panther Party. Like THAT is ever gonna happen.
7 posted on 02/21/2010 4:04:18 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: pillut48; Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; ArmedSkeptic; ...
CW2 Ping


8 posted on 02/21/2010 4:04:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: pillut48

>>> Am I putting on my tin foil hat prematurely, or does anyone else feel suspicious of this?<<<

A history of the left shows that once they get into power, one of their first moves is to crush the voice (and sometimes the lives) of the opposition. The problem for the American left is that power is diffused throughout society, we have a long tradition of individual freedom, and lots of people own guns, so they’ll have to tread carefully.

But in answer to your question - a healthy lack of trust when dealing with the left is a good survival skill.


9 posted on 02/21/2010 4:05:04 PM PST by redpoll
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To: SandRat

10 posted on 02/21/2010 4:05:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: grey_whiskers

So she’s clamping down on Harvard PhD’s like Amy Bishop, then?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I’ll bet that she has Bishop’s gun in mind. Nevermind about Amy, PMS is sure to be blamed or maybe her brother abused her


11 posted on 02/21/2010 4:05:20 PM PST by South Dakota (Drill baby, drill)
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To: pillut48

She’s greasing the skids for the obamaites to start arresting conservatives and others who badmouth the govt for being “terrorists.”


12 posted on 02/21/2010 4:05:24 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Travis McGee

When’s your next book coming TM?


13 posted on 02/21/2010 4:06:16 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: pillut48
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14 posted on 02/21/2010 4:07:35 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: Scotsman will be Free

“She’s greasing the skids for the obamaites to start arresting conservatives and others who badmouth the govt for being “terrorists.””

When you start greasing skids you never know where you may end up.

I predict a Federal Prison for a lot of the O administration. They take the Constitution entirely too lightly.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 4:09:07 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (How long before we are forced to refresh the Tree of Liberty? Sic semper tryannis)
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To: pillut48

Why are they so worried about this?? Afraid that the citizens of the United States will take the constitution seriously??? I think I smell something nasty.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 4:09:12 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: pillut48
She says that when she started as secretary a year ago, the focus was largely on international terrorists who want to harm U.S. interests.

BS! She started labeling anyone who defied the socialist agenda as right wing extremists shortly after taking office.
17 posted on 02/21/2010 4:09:52 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: pillut48
Hmmmm...

I read the entire article but didn't see the word "Muslim" anyplace.

Did I miss something?

Or did Janet?

18 posted on 02/21/2010 4:10:04 PM PST by Gritty (You can't stop an internal threat you refuse to recognize - Ralph Peters, on Ft Hood Shooting Report)
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To: redpoll

Amen to that!!!!


19 posted on 02/21/2010 4:10:41 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: pillut48

Clinton redux. This is all about silencing your political opposition. Neapolitano has already shown her hand.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 4:10:41 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: pillut48

I don’t think this is a tin foil hat moment.

That “woman” (and i use the term loosly) is in a position of great power.

She has already stated publicly that her primary concerns are Pro-life Activists, People who don’t approve of Illegal Aliens, People who group together with other people who think like they do, 2nd Amendment Advocates, and Returning Veterans.

That would be you and me.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 4:11:05 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
They take the Constitution entirely too lightly.

She and her fellow socialists are trying to destroy the Constitution.
22 posted on 02/21/2010 4:11:16 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: pillut48
One of the first "Cabinet positions" to go should be Homeland Security.

Leftists see terrorists where rational people see tea parties.


23 posted on 02/21/2010 4:11:42 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (He has refused his Assent to Laws. He has erected a multitude of New Offices. Who? Obama!)
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To: pillut48

She’s after the 1st AND the 2nd Amendments! Two birds with one stone, in her craven mind.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 4:13:41 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: pillut48

She surely must be talking about the organized domestic terrorists who are responsible for the overwhelming majority of attacks on logging company property, SUV dealerships, animal research scientists, Starbucks storefronts, defense contractor entrances, military recruiting stations, etc.


25 posted on 02/21/2010 4:14:36 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: pillut48

Janet Napolitano has a domestic agenda. It is either approved of or originated with Barack 0bama, Pelosi, etc. It existed before she was appointed and probably was the reason she, specifically, was appointed.

As time goes by this agenda seems scarier and scarier. And she would pull the trigger on anything, I am convinced.

No tin foil required. Only constant vigilance.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 4:16:38 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: pillut48

Issuing a BOLO for sturdy little buzzcut control freaks named Janet would be an excellent start at nipping domestic extremism in the bud, Ms. Napolitano.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 4:17:02 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: pillut48

Didn’t hillary personally sign the okay to allow some usa hating imam into the country just this week?


28 posted on 02/21/2010 4:17:14 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: pillut48
"WHAT GOOD CAN A HANDGUN DO AGAINST AN ARMY.....?"

http://www.tcunation.com/forum/topics/what-good-can-a-handgun-do?xg_source=activity

Posted on FR before, worth doing again. Why every single person should own firearms. And be willing to use them.

Are we going to stand around doing nothing when Hussein's Brown shirts start coming for our neighbors? Make no mistake, Napolitano and her minions are apparently being groomed as the new Brown Shirts.

29 posted on 02/21/2010 4:20:16 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: pillut48
Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on the Threat of Right-Wing Extremism - April 15, 2009
30 posted on 02/21/2010 4:20:50 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

If I say I think that janet incompetano is an incompetent, anti-American, marxist, facist freako will I go to a reeducation camp or be snuffed?


31 posted on 02/21/2010 4:25:10 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: pillut48

The question is: What are we going to do about it?

Write a nice, polite letter to your Congressperson?

Hey, if you think that will help, I’ve got a bridge you might be interested in buying. And it isn’t your “bridge to the future,” either.

Vote “better people, into office? Oh yeah, that’s what we thought we were doing before.

Work to fight one bad bill or another. Okay. What will you do about the 10 or 20 or 100 equally horrible bills that will be passed behind your backwhile you were fighting that little battle?

And what about the horrors you don’t even learn about until two or three years after they become law? Should you try fighting these laws in the courts?

Where do you find the resources?

Where do you find a judge who doesn’t have a vested interrest in a more powerful government?

And again, for every one case decided in favor of freedom, what do you do about the 10, 20 or 100 in which the courts decide against the Bill of Rights?

Perhaps you’d consider trying to stop the onrush of these horrors with a constitutional amendment - maybe one that bans “omnibus” bills, requires that every law meet a constitutional test or requires all congress people to sign statements that they they’ve read and understood every every aspect of every bill on which they vote.

Good Luck! Good luck, first on getting such an amendment passed and our Constitution-scorning “leaders” to obey it.

It is true, that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance, and part of that vigilance has been, traditionally keeping a watchful eye on laws and on lawbreaking lawmakers.

But given the current pace of law spewing and unconstitutional regulation-writing, you could watch, plead and struggle “within the system” 24-hours a day for your entire life and end up infinitely less free than when you begin.

Why throw your life away on a futile effort?

Face it.

If “working within the system” could halt tyranny, the tryants would outlaw it.

Why do you think they encourage you to vote, to write letters, to talk to them in public forums?

It’s to divert your energies. To keep you tame.

‘the system’ is a maze. You run around thinking you’re getting somewhere. Your masters occasionally reward you, and this encourages you to believe you’re accomplishing something.

And in the meantime, you are as much their property and their pawn as if you were a slave.

In the effort of fighting them on their terms and with their authorized and approved tools, you have given your life’s energy to them as if you were toiling in their cotton fields, under the lash of their overseer.

The only way we’re going to get out is personally, as individuals, refuse to cooperate with evil.

How we do that is up to each of us. I can’t decide for you, nor you for me. (Unlike congress people, who think they can decide for everybody.)

But this totalitarian runaway truck is never going to stop unless we stop it any way we can. Stopping it might include any number of things: tax resistance; public civil disobedience wide-scale, silent non-cooperation, highly noisy non-cooperation , boycotts; secession efforts; monkey wrenching; computer hacking; dirty tricks against government agencies; alternative, self-sufficient communities that provide their own food and utilities.

There are thousands of avenues to take, and this is something most of us still need to give more thought to before we can build an effective resistance. We will each choose the courses that are right for our own circumstances, personalities and beliefs.

Whatever we do, though, we must remember that we are all, already, outlaws.

No one of us can be certain going through a single day without violating some law or regulation we’ve never heard of. We are all guilty in the eyes of today’s law.

If someone in power chooses to arrest us, we can all, already, be prosecuted for something. And I’m sure you know that your claim of innocence is not treated under similar claims of our politicians.

Politicians are above the law.

YOU are under it.

Crushed under it.

When you look at it that way, we have little to lose by breaking laws creatively and purposefully.

Yes, some of us will suffer horrible consequences and it is very risky to actively resist unbridled power. It is especially risky to go public with resistance. It becomes riskier the closer we get to tyranny.

For that reason, among many others,I would advise you to really think twice before taking “advice” from anybody about from anybody about things effecting your life and well-being. But if we don’t resist in the best ways we know how and if we don’t resist we will be “working the system” governed by those who regard us as nothing but cattle. The revolution against We the People will not be stopped by politeness.

It will not be stopped by pleading for justice from those who will resort to any degree of trickery or violence to rule us.

It will not be stopped unless we are willing to risk our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honors to stop it.

I think of the words of Winston Churchill: “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed —if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and -—you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you for your survival....There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory...because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

STOPPING RUNAWAY GOVERNMENT:

This article, under “Major Issues” is copyrighted by Claire Wolfe, its author. Permission to reprint freely granted, provided the article is reprinted by this copyright statement. STOPPING RUNAWAY GOVERNMENT

SEC. 802. DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. (a) DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINED.—Section 2331 of title 18, United States Code, is amended— ‘‘(5) the term ‘domestic terrorism’ means activities that— ‘‘(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; ‘‘(B) appear to be intended— ‘‘(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; ‘‘(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or ‘‘(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and ‘‘(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.’’. (b)

CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 3077(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(1) ‘act of terrorism’ means an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331

I wonder how the government might define “intimidation or coercion.” Anyone thinking of joining a militia might want to read various sections of the Patriot Act. It a gift of power to the Feds that some militia members supported giving...without even reading the Act. The conspiracy law in the act not only goes to a groups actions but also to any govternment perceived threatning conversations by its members. Between RICO, the Patriot Act and the federal definition of conspiracy, militias will only exist if the government allows it. But most people will continue to suffer the delusion that America is the Land Of The Free.


32 posted on 02/21/2010 4:29:39 PM PST by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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Janet is nothing more than a commie rat diesel dyke.

She and people of her ilk are the reason I joined our armed services in the 70s and fought the Cold War.

I will stand and fight for my Country and Constitution again, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, and I hope some will stand with me.

33 posted on 02/21/2010 4:29:53 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: hal ogen

It is likely to start with an IRS audit and go from there... no joke either.


34 posted on 02/21/2010 4:30:26 PM PST by elpinta (DC, TSA: things that make me puke.)
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To: chickadee
If she’s looking for domestic extremists, she could try 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. or the Office of Speaker of the House.

And the Attorney General.
35 posted on 02/21/2010 4:31:19 PM PST by crosshairs
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To: elpinta

“...and I hope some will stand with me.”
Would not be surprising to see millions standing with you.


36 posted on 02/21/2010 4:32:13 PM PST by elpinta (DC, TSA: things that make me puke.)
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To: pillut48

She’s right.... ecoterrorists have burned buidings, and animal rights groups have broken into labs and freed the lab animals, spreading bacteria.


37 posted on 02/21/2010 4:33:08 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: pillut48

Okay, we have 1 guy flying a plane into a building and we also have this:

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

You tell me which is worse.


38 posted on 02/21/2010 4:34:39 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: pillut48

I don’t think she’s talking about Bill Ayers (a real terrorist). This administration is very paranoid. The fact that they are constantly looking over their shoulder tells you they’re up to no good. Hopefully, they will be gone in a couple more years and America will be normal again.


39 posted on 02/21/2010 4:34:57 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: grey_whiskers

LOL!


40 posted on 02/21/2010 4:35:56 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: pillut48
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists who are U.S. citizens or live in the country legally and plot against the U.S. are just as big of a concern as international terrorists

Damn right, and not a second too soon.

The "Congressional Progressive Caucus" are domestic terrorists who must be targeted and destroyed as well their allies in the press and academia.

No holds barred, take no prisoners, name names and make these red bastards pay dearly for the consequences of nearly one hundred years of insidious and unrelenting attacks on capitalism and judeo-christian morality.

41 posted on 02/21/2010 4:40:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: mkjessup

ROTFLOL!


42 posted on 02/21/2010 4:40:10 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: mkjessup
The sex pervert party has put these bull dykes in charge throughout the DHS , just like Clinton did with RENO over at DOJ.

This butch bully has now just about equated the Tea Party with the muhammedan terrorists, and musT be forced to resign immediately before he follows in RENOS footsteps and massacres scores of Christians for no particularly good reason.

THE GOP MUST CALL FOR HIS RESIGNATION.

43 posted on 02/21/2010 4:45:51 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Travis McGee

“Domestic Extremism”??

Code for “patriots”? You bet!


44 posted on 02/21/2010 4:46:12 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: pillut48

She must mean Amy Bishop.


45 posted on 02/21/2010 4:48:49 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: mkjessup

Yikes! Don’t DO that.


46 posted on 02/21/2010 4:50:39 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: left that other site

Yeah, that’s what I thought!!

< chants ‘only 3 more years, 3 more years’ to self >


47 posted on 02/21/2010 4:50:50 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: hal ogen
...will I go to a reeducation camp or be snuffed?

Absolutely.

48 posted on 02/21/2010 4:50:55 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: OldMissileer

“I will stand and fight for my Country and Constitution again, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, and I hope some will stand with me.”

I’ve got your six.


49 posted on 02/21/2010 4:53:00 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: mkjessup

More than a little creepy.


50 posted on 02/21/2010 5:06:48 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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