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Stunning Pictures Of The Disaster Zone In Greece
Business Insider ^ | February 13,2012 | Simone Foxman

Posted on 02/13/2012 10:16:46 AM PST by Hojczyk

Protests got out of control Sunday and Monday as Greek lawmakers voted on a new round of grossly unpopular austerity measures.

But even as leaders make new promises to curb government spending and get the country's economy back on track, Greece is beginning to look more and more like a war zone.

According to Bloomberg, Greek police said in a statement that 45 shops were set on fire, 67 people were arrested, 75 people were detained, and 68 police officers were hospitalized during the protests.

And while clean-up crews are working to restore the streets of Athens to normalcy, it is probable that the anger that fueled yesterday's riots has not yet been extinguished.

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1 posted on 02/13/2012 10:16:50 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.businessinsider.com/stunning-photos-of-the-disaster-zone-in-greece-2012-2?op=1


2 posted on 02/13/2012 10:17:27 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

The US in 2013..if Obama is gone..


3 posted on 02/13/2012 10:18:21 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Detroit on a good day.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 10:20:47 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Hojczyk

This is good news, now they can rebuild, it will be a huge stimulus and in a short period everything will be fine//sarc


5 posted on 02/13/2012 10:21:14 AM PST by genghis
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To: Hojczyk

Can you not see these despicably,sweaty little cretans here in the US, hiding behind a door or in a dark closet, rubbing thier hands together, drooling and giggeling uncontrollably at the prospect of seeing this in our streets?


6 posted on 02/13/2012 10:22:02 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Hojczyk

Next up, America! How many billions did Soros make off this? He makes billions on every failure. He has way too many mouth pieces on the insides that give him the heads up and he makes billions. The guy is a complete and utter crook. Obama’s daddy.


7 posted on 02/13/2012 10:22:51 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: Hojczyk

This is the after-effects of drinking socialist kool-aid over many years, and believing the propaganda.


8 posted on 02/13/2012 10:24:02 AM PST by gitmogrunt (Newt 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

Why is it we can’t “allow” the Greeks their Drachma?


9 posted on 02/13/2012 10:26:08 AM PST by mo
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To: Hojczyk

And if he stays, too. At some point creditors demand payment, and free money stops flowing.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 10:26:11 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Hojczyk

Sad....I wanted to see Greece and Europe some time before the hoards destroyed it...I also wanted to see Egypt/Pyramids but now it looks like that’s not possible either.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 10:27:45 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Hojczyk

Boy, I’m really glad that those protestors destroyed all those eviiiillll shops and all those old outdated historicao buildings.

Now they can....er....uh.....sit in their own excrement and figure out where their next job comes from.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 10:28:18 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Hojczyk
Protesting is one thing , but attempt to throw a Molotov cocktail at me and you WILL get a bullet between the eyes
13 posted on 02/13/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: ronnie raygun

Where have you been lately ? What do you think the “Occupy’’ crowd is?


14 posted on 02/13/2012 10:33:15 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Hojczyk

Occupy Athens...hard at work.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 10:33:30 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Hojczyk

Amazing that Americans cannot see this hitting our shores soon. We are on the exact same track. Taking away the “free” stuff doled out over the past 30 years will be a challenge for our republic.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 10:35:12 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Hojczyk

A very disturbing comment on a related page:

“[Greece] will simultaneously [with exiting the EU] impose strict capital controls to prevent capital flight. It will simultaneously impose strict capital controls to prevent capital flight. In our view, it is highly likely that [Greece exiting the EU] would be accompanied by the imposition of strict capital controls. True, the Treaty (Art. 63) forbids any restrictions on capital or payment flows between EU member states, but we think that an exiting country, facing massive disruptions in its international capital account transactions would need to impose strict capital and foreign exchange controls following exit if some semblance of financial order is to be maintained.” http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-greece-would-leave-the-euro-2012-2?op=1#ixzz1mHs5pFyN

To wit: producers are enslaved, prevented by force from fleeing a crashing economy - as if that would help. “Go Galt” comes to mind.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 10:36:53 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: mo

Because what they owe is in Euros.
If Greece leaves the EU by returning to the Drachma, the Euro takes a huge hit (10%, see link I just posted) and the newly-reborn Drachma has no value.

Imagine trying to pay back your creditors in newly-printed Mos, mo.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 10:41:23 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You'll like this post.
19 posted on 02/13/2012 10:44:37 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2

During the Drachma years the politicians were able to manipulate the money to have their personal fortunes baloon. It also kept them in power.

if the go back to the drachma they will be printing 1 trillion drachma note bills in 3 months.


20 posted on 02/13/2012 10:47:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jmacusa
What do you think the "Occupy" crowd is?

Exactly the same thing: anarco-communist revolutionaries. Been going on for a long time. WTO demonstrations, same crap. The "Occupy" movement is just a branch of the international communist movement.

From 2009...

January 12, 2009:
Revolutionary ferment in Greece – a taste of what is to come for the whole of Europe
http://www.marxist.com/revolutionary-ferment-greece-taste-for-europe.htm
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Anarcho-syndicalism


A common Anarcho-Syndicalist flag.

In the early 20th century, anarcho-syndicalism arose as a distinct school of thought within anarchism.[78] With greater focus on the labour movement than previous forms of anarchism, syndicalism posits radical trade unions as a potential force for revolutionary social change, replacing capitalism and the state with a new society, democratically self-managed by the workers.

Anarcho-syndicalists seek to abolish the wage system and private ownership of the means of production, which they believe lead to class divisions. Important principles include workers' solidarity, direct action (such as general strikes and workplace recuperations), and workers' self-management. This is compatible with other branches of anarchism, and anarcho-syndicalists often subscribe to anarchist communist or collectivist anarchist economic systems.[79] Its advocates propose labour organization as a means to create the foundations of a non-hierarchical anarchist society within the current system and bring about social revolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

21 posted on 02/13/2012 10:49:56 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hojczyk
The US in 2013..if Obama is gone..

My thoughts as well.

We might also see the start of it in Tampa at the republican convention in August.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 10:50:49 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: jmacusa

A common Anarcho-Syndicalist flag.
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"The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a salute and logo most often used by left-wing activists, such as: Marxists, anarchists, socialists, communists, pacifists, trade unionists, and black nationalists. The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist


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Exclusive: Bill Ayers Talks About Election Night in Grant Park

From NBC Chicago, Jan 21, 2009:

Bill Ayers was "overflowing with happiness, relief, love" when he and his wife went to Grant Park with tens of thousands of Chicagoans to celebrate the election of President Barack Obama.

Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, spoke exclusively with NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson about why they joined the Election Night celebration in the park, where 40 years before they helped stage the Days of Rage riots.

The couple said they got last-minute tickets from a friend to be in Grant Park that night.

"I couldn't stop crying a couple of times. I found the exact spot where I was beaten 40 years ago," Ayers said. "But I've never been in a crowd that large that wasn't edged with either anger or drunkenness or gluttony, and it was really an extraordinary feeling."

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Exclusive-Bill-Ayers-Talks-About-Election-Night-in-Grant-Park.html
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"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."
--B.H. Obama

YouTube Video:
The O'Reilly Factor confronts Bill Ayers:
October 24, 2008:
(note the red communist star, and anarcho-syndicalist red and black, on his shirt)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP3uvK9gTIY
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Bill Ayers: "I considered myself partly an anarchist then and I consider myself partly an anarchist now. I mean, I'm as much an anarchist as I am a Marxist which is to say I find a lot of the ideas in anarchism appealing."

23 posted on 02/13/2012 10:51:34 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jmacusa
"Gleeful about the raging riots that held England captive this week, the tweet has gone out to activists and ‘disaffected’ youth to “occupy wall street Sept 17” today. Social Networks FaceBook and Twitter are abuzz with plans for coming anarchy on U.S. soil.

The Days of Rage will continue beyond the ‘occupation’ of Wall Street with activists being told “bring your tent”.

http://www.black-and-right.com/2011/08/14/the-us-day-of-rage-is-coming/
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http://usdayofrage.org/
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The original "Day(s) of Rage"

Days of Rage riots (1969)
The Days of Rage riots in Chicago took place over a 4-day period beginning October 8, 1969, after members of the Weathermen, a militant offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society [SDS], converged on the city to confront police in the streets in response to the trial of the group of anti-Vietnam War activists known as the "Chicago Eight".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_Rage

24 posted on 02/13/2012 10:54:15 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hojczyk

One sign condemns the “junta of the markets.”

Sounds like Occupy has found another party site.

The irony is that the headline limits the damage to a localized “disaster zone.” From reports, all of Greece is a disaster zone.

And Emanuel “Athens” Cleaver laments that 3.8 Trillion in obama’s budget isn’t enough spending.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 10:56:16 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Hojczyk

Coming to soon to {{{Insert Major City Near You}}}.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 11:09:28 AM PST by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: Hojczyk

Yep. That makes sense. Protest the government by burning out your neighbors. Liberals have surrendered their humanity card.


27 posted on 02/13/2012 11:11:27 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Hojczyk

Newest tourist attraction....

“Be the first to see the new Greek Ruins!”


28 posted on 02/13/2012 11:12:48 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: jakerobins
Sad....I wanted to see Greece and Europe some time before the hoards destroyed it...I also wanted to see Egypt/Pyramids but now it looks like that’s not possible either.

I've seen the pyramids and it's like looking at the boat in Gibb's basement, how you gonna get it out and how did they get those big stone up there? And why are they still there?

29 posted on 02/13/2012 11:18:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: ETL

I am surprised someone hasn’t dropped that dirt bag Ayers.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 11:29:57 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Hojczyk
The US in 2013..if Obama is gone..

Better to handle it in under a year than in five years.

31 posted on 02/13/2012 11:35:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Hojczyk

There’s a son-of-a-hitler just waiting to step in an “fix” things.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 11:44:10 AM PST by DManA
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To: Hojczyk
Looks like the little world of fiat currency mixed with socialism comes tumbling down.

Bankers and bureaucrats don't build "sustainable economies".

What a surprise.

33 posted on 02/13/2012 12:01:09 PM PST by Regulator
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To: ETL
from the Marxist.com article on Greece;

Unemployment levels have been high throughout this period. In 1999-2000, official unemployment stood at 11.8%. Now according to the official figures, this has come down to 7.9%, still high compared to many countries. However, the official figures do not give the full picture, with much underemployment being present in the system. They also do not list how many of these jobs are temporary and low-paid.

Sound like any other country you can think of?

34 posted on 02/13/2012 12:13:48 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Regulator
Maybe I haven't been watching enough news, but is it just me in that not much of this violence is getting reported my the fascist media?

If Repubs were smart, which they are not, they would filing away this Greece video footage for October TV spots “Coming to a Town near you”

35 posted on 02/13/2012 12:14:29 PM PST by DAC21
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To: ETL

Ok then. Force must be met with force. This isn’t civility or rhetoric from their side, it’s an invitation to war. Then so be it. Crack a few heads open and then lets see how tough they are. If they want more than that well, that’s what the Second Amendments all about.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 12:15:23 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: DAC21

my > by


37 posted on 02/13/2012 12:17:32 PM PST by DAC21
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To: ctdonath2
To wit: producers are enslaved, prevented by force from fleeing a crashing economy - as if that would help.

I believe it was in Roman times when a Caesar decreed that a son must follow his fathers trade and that no one could relocate. That will be the next EU edict.

38 posted on 02/13/2012 12:27:02 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Hojczyk

We have to look at this as a warning. Evidence in the pictures tells us this destructive activity is sponsored by International Socialist/Marxists. We see English, as well as Greek writings throughout the pictures. The rioting IMO is a warning to the rest of the World of what is to come if we don’t knuckle under to their demands.

These sorts should be comdemned as terrorists, and eliminated. That should be a good compromise with the Leftists seeking population control.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 12:34:22 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

We need another Pinochet to thin out their ranks.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 12:35:40 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Hojczyk; a fool in paradise
Burning the ancient cinema, that's like destroying the history of the civilization. I'm sure it once showed Ben Hur and Ten Commandments, to say the least.
41 posted on 02/13/2012 12:44:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hojczyk

It is sad that Greece that gave us so much of our modern civilizations foundations is now showing the way for its destruction.


42 posted on 02/13/2012 12:45:39 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Hojczyk

The comments at the end of the story are not to be believed! These people are beyond delusional.


43 posted on 02/13/2012 12:48:38 PM PST by Cyman
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To: ETL

One of my poli-sci profs in 1980 was an anarcho-syndicalist. He was all for “workers owning the means of production” and not just in the BS Marxist sense. He actually thought the workers should handle all executive decision making in the company. I had just spent the summer working commercial construction, and I knew that if the “means of production” were turned over to the workers, three things were going to happen:

1. the building wasn’t going to get built;
2. because the “workers committee” was going to wind up meeting in the parking lot with a keg of beer and a bucket of chicken, and;
3. the “means of production,” being the company tools, were going home that evening and not returning in the morning.

Needless to say the prof was a silly academcian who never spent a day in a real job. My only regret was not feigning complete agreement with him, and suggesting that “students should control the means of production,” i.e; “grades.” I would have had us all vote ourselves A’s for the course and recessed to Nick’s for some beer.


44 posted on 02/13/2012 12:53:46 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: ctdonath2
Imagine trying to pay back your creditors in newly-printed Mos, mo.

"That's as good as money, sir....those are IOUs"

45 posted on 02/13/2012 12:55:01 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: henkster

Right, it’s a system embraced only by the terminally naive/ignorant and power hungry thugs.


46 posted on 02/13/2012 1:10:02 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hojczyk

I visited Greece as a tourist 10+ years ago and loved it. I will not revisit Greece now, even though I want to, unless this mess and rioting stop. I’ve been to Italy many times and Spain once, again, no revisits for a while. A general strike can take days of fun away from a vacation as everyting is closed and transportation is shut down too. After this cold winter and the Euro problems, eastern and southeastern Europe is a mess for a while.

I visited Egypt and Jordan a few months before Arab Spring and it looks like those places are too dangerous for a westerner now and will be for years. Too bad as I walked or taxied all around Cairo, Amanan and other cities. I was going to Turkey this year but cancelled as the whole Mid-East is in trouble.

I guess if gas is not too high, it’s road trip time for the USA.


47 posted on 02/13/2012 1:39:29 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Hojczyk

Coming to a street corner near you soon. Wait until those Peachcards don’t swipe at the sto no mo.


48 posted on 02/13/2012 2:37:02 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk

all by Syntagma square. (constitution square)

sad really.

most of the protestors are the usual anarchists and socialist government worker freeloaders who have do nothing jobs to start with.


49 posted on 02/13/2012 4:11:24 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RicocheT

been there during one of the more recent riots.

it still remains focused on constitution square.

Never even realized there was a riot until I was told later.

Can’t say about this one but can say that the reporters sstay in the luxury hotels across teh street and the rioters know it.


50 posted on 02/13/2012 4:27:43 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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