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NOAA's Catch Shares Fisheries Debacle (attacks on food supplies ramp up)
American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2010 | Mike Johnson

Posted on 12/27/2010 6:12:57 PM PST by Ron C.

Barrack Obama came to office with an agenda to fundamentally change America.  An element of his agenda is a plan, known as catch shares, to restructure the nation's fishing industry.  The author of his plan is Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the environmentalist rock star and former vice chairperson of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).  When it comes to the oceans, the protection of fish, and the punishment of the evil fishermen, Dr. Lubchenco is as extreme as Obama's former green jobs czar, Van Jones.

Obama, with no managerial experience himself, didn't simply make Dr. Lubchenco one of his numerous czars -- he anointed her as the head of NOAA despite her own complementary lack of managerial experience.  Effectively, Obama has given the EDF control of the $4-billion, 13,000-person government agency that oversees the national fisheries.

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With government pushing most of our corn production into totally ineffective use as an 'oxygenator' for gasoline, denying water to California's San Joaquin Valley, long known as our 'nations breadbasket,' effectively killing tens of thousands of farms - we already face threatened food shortages in this nation.

Now government is obviously doing its best to kill the fishing industry.

Of course, you'll hear little about this from the major-media-socialist-cheering-squads.

1 posted on 12/27/2010 6:13:02 PM PST by Ron C.
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Forgot to mention... you can forget low-cost fish or shrimp dinners in your local restaurant... worse, you'll have to pay two to three times for fish at your local markets.
2 posted on 12/27/2010 6:17:00 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Sir you are on target. The American people have no idea what is happening with their marine resources. Obama’s Oceans Policy is just the framework.

vob


3 posted on 12/27/2010 6:19:54 PM PST by Vob (free radical community organizer)
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To: Vob
TX, Vob.

Folks have no idea that we are heading straight into food-shortages - and low-cost fish is a BIG part of our diet, and that diet just may not be economically possible if this crap isn't reigned in by massive outcry from the public at large.

4 posted on 12/27/2010 6:26:27 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: All

Folks... don’t stop reading about this until you’ve clicked on the (underlined in red) last three words in the excerpt above (the national fisheries) which takes you to an article in the Washington Examiner, by Ron Arnold.


5 posted on 12/27/2010 6:30:55 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: All

Well...that will most likely kill off the rest of South Louisiana, at least the part that wasn’t killed off already after Katrina and the BP oil fiaso. If they can only create a State full of people demanding that the Federal Govt take care of them...... wow...the possibilities! Of course, that would never happen in Louisiana. </sarch>


6 posted on 12/27/2010 6:36:50 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: Ron C.
Your life is an inconvenience to the ruling class, and they mean to cut it short.

The US should be filled with wildlife, not Americans.

At some point, they will stop hiding their true agenda.

7 posted on 12/27/2010 6:41:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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From that article in the Washington Examiner...

Lubchenco first came to Washington in 1997 as a board member of the Environmental Defense Fund (2008 income: $112 million), which has been the vanguard for a radical restructuring of the fishing industry, converting the ocean commons into commodities that EDF named “catch shares.” (emphasis not in original)

That’s not “shares” as in splitting up the catch equitably, it’s “shares” as in paper permits for a preset catch, doled out to fishermen by the government in dribbles designed, according to Lubchenco, to remove “a significant fraction” of the industry’s operators. (emphasis not in original)

Lubchenco - a communist name for a broad that obviously intends communist policies to rule the private fishing industry.

8 posted on 12/27/2010 6:41:59 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: I_Publius

Sadly, this will kill a huge number of jobs in New England, the southern states, California, and likely the hardest hit - Alaska.


9 posted on 12/27/2010 6:44:05 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"At some point, they will stop hiding their true agenda."

Their agenda is out there for all to see - but people do nothing. Of course - few really learn about it, unless they come here, or read the news on the internet. The corrupt Nazi-MSM won't tell you the truth about any of this!

10 posted on 12/27/2010 6:47:31 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

I believe there is a fisheries sub-committee in the House. I wonder who will be in charge?


11 posted on 12/27/2010 6:50:02 PM PST by Melchior
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To: Ron C.
I meant at some point they'll start herding people into corrals and disappearing them.
12 posted on 12/27/2010 6:50:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Ron C.

You’re right on that, the MSM won’t give a hoot about this story. They’ll blame raising food prices on capitalists or something. Without a crisis, how can TSA type goons take over?


13 posted on 12/27/2010 6:52:29 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Ron C.
Of course, you'll hear little about this from the major-media-socialist-cheering-squads.

I published a book about this over nine years ago. Do you think FReepers paid attention? Not really. They went back to sleep as soon as George W. Bush came in on his white horse to take care of them. Back then, Ron Arnold was still calling people concerned about the UN at Henry Lamb's second Freedom21 conference (at which I was a speaker), "conspiracy freaks."

Not any more!

14 posted on 12/27/2010 7:00:48 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"...herding people into corrals and disappearing them."

Yup - I don't doubt that one tiny bit... shortly after Obama declares Martial Law - and the FEMA pukes finally get to do what they've been trained to do.

15 posted on 12/27/2010 7:01:51 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Ron C.


16 posted on 12/27/2010 7:05:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GOPJ
"They’ll blame raising food prices on capitalists or something."

Rising food prices will only be part of it... I'm betting that gasoline/diesel fuel prices will double in the not distant future - coupled with a devaluation of the dollar we face a pretty bleak near-immediate future.

17 posted on 12/27/2010 7:06:07 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Soilent green is us!


18 posted on 12/27/2010 7:09:31 PM PST by DonnerT (Those in the seats of power no longer fear the caliber of the ballot.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Welcome...

Sad to say - we've been watching this head toward major trouble for over two years now - and this coming year we're going to see things really start to fall apart.

I'm just wondering to what extent people are willing to go to break the back of the socialist onslaught we've been suffering since the advent of the Big O. I fear the American people won't have what it will take.

19 posted on 12/27/2010 7:12:48 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.
When Zero declares martial law, a bunch of folks are going to declare smokeless propellant disobedience.....
20 posted on 12/27/2010 7:13:04 PM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: DonnerT
"Soilent green is us!"

Haaaarrr - unless we raise a lot more hell than we have so far to date. We need to slap our Congress-critters so hard their ears ring for a month - hang them in effigy - burn dummies of them at the stake coast to coast - and TELL THEM, we will stop JUST doing it to effigies if they don't act to reign in this out-of-control fed-gov.

21 posted on 12/27/2010 7:20:49 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Melchior
"I wonder who will be in charge?"

Well, damnit... WE are supposed to be in charge. Not 'them.' I think we need to underline that rather harshly somehow. Would 3 million standing outside their doors in DC with pitchforks do it? Somehow I think even that might not elicit the needed attention.

22 posted on 12/27/2010 7:24:46 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Quickgun
"...smokeless propellant disobedience."

LOL

THAT WILL get attention... but, most likely not the kind we want.

23 posted on 12/27/2010 7:27:40 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.; potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

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Double?

Gasoline prices are now close to triple that of January 2009

- and:

“Under my plan electric rates will skyrocket!”

- B. Hussein Oponzi Junior


24 posted on 12/27/2010 7:33:21 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUSPICIOUS MIMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

And Cattlemen in Texas are going bankrupt because they aren’t getting the appropriations they used to get. Everything’s going downhill.


25 posted on 12/27/2010 7:36:14 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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Come on... someone needs to come up with a quick and easy way to make some Congress-critter dummies - full, accurate facial recognition mandatory (photo pasted on, etc) - to be used in sending the video to ALL the deserving Congressional miscreants!

Something like that... burn ten per day until all have been properly notified of our displeasure!

Wouldn't addition of a few media-moguls to the mix help as well?

DO THAT and get the video's posted on the net... and I'll bet that tightens ALL sphincter muscles in Congress.

26 posted on 12/27/2010 7:38:34 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: devolve
"... now close to triple that of January 2009."

Yes - all too true!

27 posted on 12/27/2010 7:40:23 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: All
"...ALL sphincter muscles"

Wouldn't it really get attention if about 10 or more happened on a single day... a dozen a week, 50 a month?

Well - maybe it's just a nice 'pipe dream' - but, hopefully enough people will soon get mad enough to 'make it happen.'

28 posted on 12/27/2010 7:47:00 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Carry_Okie
"conspiracy freaks."

And YES! Not anymore!

We have an obvious all-out attempt by our government to destroy what is left of this nation - economically.

I've got to get out of here - I'm going to go see how hard it is to make a recognizable Congressional-Dummy to burn in effigy. First, must buy a cheap but good digital video camera.

29 posted on 12/27/2010 7:52:24 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Carry_Okie
We have just barely beat back a plan to close the ocean from N.Carolina to Florida for 35 years to ALL bottom fishing. This was to prevent anyone from accidentally catching a red snapper.

Red Snapper in this area are at historical abundance yet NOAA comes out with a report that says they are “at near extinction”.

Congress needs to exercise its Oversite and investigate why NOAA is producing fishery stock assessments that have ZERO credibility.

Lubchenco also was with the PEW Org. and Environmental Defense Fund before Soetoro appointed her to NOAA.

There also is the case of NOAA’s top law enforcement officer who was found to have shredded over 140 case files in his office. This was related to a slush fund thay had from fining fishermen exorbitant amounts for minor violations.
Lubchenco punished him by reducing his salary from $158,000 to $154,000 a year and transferring him to another position.

30 posted on 12/27/2010 7:52:54 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Captain7seas

You can bet your bottom doughnut that industrial aquaculture is behind this little scam.


31 posted on 12/27/2010 7:54:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: devolve

I was talking to the meter reader and he said rates are going to double in 2011.


32 posted on 12/27/2010 7:54:34 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: Ron C.

“Catch shares are transferable or tradable. The fear amongst fishermen is that the transferable catch shares can be sold to anybody, including big corporations or other governments”

that’s exactly what it is meant to do. It is a monetization scam, like carbon credits, hiding under environmentalist clothing. EDF is Wall Street Banks. One in the same.

I would value the author’s attempts, but he is barely above a business cultist who cannot imagine businesses working against other people’s interests. He knows what it is all about a little, but focuses on insincere hippies or other bogeymen. It’s about the money, the hippies are the “front.”


33 posted on 12/27/2010 7:55:25 PM PST by Shermy ("I was wrong" - Alan Greenspan. "Keep believing in Keynes" - Obama, most of Congress.)
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To: girlangler

Girl, you, as a sportswriter, need to see this.


34 posted on 12/27/2010 7:58:23 PM PST by Grammy ( TSA “We handle more packages than UPS.”)
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To: potlatch

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But a journalist in DC that has a sheep ranch out west receives huge federal funds every year - all from your hard-earned tax dollars

Stand up:

Sam Donaldson

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35 posted on 12/27/2010 7:58:35 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUSPICIOUS MIMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve
Oh, looks like we'll be eating mutton, lol. Lamb chops, Sherie North would be insulted.
36 posted on 12/27/2010 8:05:46 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: potlatch

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Very punny!

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37 posted on 12/27/2010 8:23:32 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUSPICIOUS MIMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: potlatch; Ron C.; PhilDragoo

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EDF gets “a piece of the action” for fish that they certify as OK to buy

It is “pay-to-play” with heavy-duty extortion and blackmail
Ban fish

Force restaurants and shops to charge top dollar for the EDF-approved logo

No problemo for the wealthy elites
It is like the “content” McDonald’s must post

Yet at the Chi-Chi gourmet restaurants the chubbies can order and have all the fatty foods, drinks, desserts they wish to order

No nutritional disclosures on the menus at those places

Say - where NYC Mayor Bloomie eats -

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38 posted on 12/27/2010 8:31:51 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUSPICIOUS MIMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Ron C.

We on the West Coast have been dealing with this for years. The waters off the the Central Coast are part of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary (which goes for miles above and below the actual Monterey Bay) and are overseen by NOAA. If you wish to try and to interpret the many regulations created by NOAA for the sanctuary have at it

http://montereybay.noaa.gov/

Here’s one telling section

The NMSA authorizes NOAA and the program to assess civil penalties (up to $130,000 per day per violation) for violations of the NMSA or its implementing regulations and damages against people that injure sanctuary resources. [See sections 306, 307, and 312 of the NMSA

If your boat sinks in the sanctuary you have 24 hours to get it up off the bottom and out of sanctuary waters or the meter starts running. And yes you could be charged up to $130,000 per day for a commercial salvage company to come and fetch you sunken boat.


39 posted on 12/27/2010 8:33:10 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: Ron C.
"That can't happen here," she said. I watched as the look of superiority fell from her face, as I said "Japanese internment camps, Italian internment camps, German internment camps".......Then the conversations about this kind of thing were ended, never to be listened to again.

The above once happened in my house, but no more. My liberal leaning wife REFUSES to believe it. I am of the opinion that she is part of a large majority in this country.

40 posted on 12/27/2010 8:34:02 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: devolve

I sometimes am!


41 posted on 12/27/2010 8:37:45 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
“The US should be filled with wildlife, not Americans”

I assume your referring to The Wildlands Project goal of 50% of the land off limits to human use.

42 posted on 12/27/2010 8:37:56 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Carry_Okie
There is an element of that but that's not the main driving factor. As your informed on things, I will tell you the enviro’s managed to get the Magnusion-Stevens Fishery Management Act changed in 1996 to conform to Agenda 21.
43 posted on 12/27/2010 8:46:42 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Ron C.
So, these home-grown communists plan to kill the fishing industry along with every other US industry...

What else is new?

44 posted on 12/27/2010 9:00:36 PM PST by Gritty (Kill the Christians and Jews - the People of the Book - wherever you find them-Koran, Sura 9:5)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I meant at some point they'll start herding people into corrals and disappearing them.

corrals hospitals

45 posted on 12/27/2010 9:05:02 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Ron C.
Expanding the use of Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQ's) as the fisheries management tool of choice has long been in the works.

There are those who get themselves appointed as fishery "business" side representatives, who then, while being pressured with various fishery effort reduction schemes (usually including some mention or threat of total prohibition as to areas, or gear type) will be slowly arm-twisted into "agreeing" with either partial closures, as occurred in regards to bottom trawling on portions of the Santa Lucia Bank (and some other adjacent areas).

They are often allowed to gain for themselves, by way of attached stipulations to the 'deal', rules favorable to themselves, yet at the expense of other fisherman, in the exchange.

In actuality, what was "given up" on the Southern portion of the Santa Lucia wasn't trawled much anyway, save at the edges of that zone. Much of it was guaranteed net-shredding, if not complete and total, kiss-your $20,000 rig of bottom net and trawl doors GOODBYE, because you might just leave it there permanently. But don't worry folks, lost trawl nets don't continue to fish, or "ghostfish" as it is called.

Monofilament gillnets can "ghost fish" if lost. Twisted filament nylon gillnets, can ghost, but usually will collapse, and just lay on the bottom. I know this, because I have caught or snagged "lost" fishing gear.

Getting back to the push for IFQ's;

One of the things you won't see in the news is how they pit fisherman against fisherman, even on smaller scale, State fisheries management levels.

That exact type of arm twisting is occurring now (or is it already a done deal?) in regards to proposed "allocation" for Dungness crab in California, with a few fishermen doing a bit or self-centered arm twisting, themselves. I could name names, but I won't.

To heck with it. I will name names. Vince Doyle, F/V Verna Jean. Total $#@!&%@# (string of expletives not mentionable in polite company or on FR) Presently homeported in Ft. Bragg, I think.

If you see him, be sure to tell him he has many adoring fans!

46 posted on 12/27/2010 9:20:15 PM PST by BlueDragon
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To: Ron C.
“California's San Joaquin Valley, long known as our ‘nations breadbasket,’”

Huh? Buddy, it is the Central-East portion of this nation that has ALWAYS been called, the “nation's breadbasket”.

How many loaves of bread do you get from an orange grove?

47 posted on 12/27/2010 9:38:46 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Ron C.

FUBO and the Goat you humped in on. I’ll fish when I want, and deal with it if caught. The Coast Guard, Marine Patrol and LEO here all hate the goat humper. I doubt they will enforce it.


48 posted on 12/27/2010 9:43:38 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: potlatch

Ummm, that would be Sherry Lewis and Lamb Chop.


49 posted on 12/27/2010 9:50:03 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: potlatch

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Chop Chop

Too mucho Sherry

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50 posted on 12/27/2010 10:11:40 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUSPICIOUS MIMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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