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Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack
CNN ^ | October 15, 2012 | Elise Labott

Posted on 10/15/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by maggief

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To: onyx; All

Romney to Obama: “ You claim there is a war on women. Why are you hiding behind Ms. Clinton’s skirt ? Is it because nobody believed your lie about the movie? The movie that nobody saw until you brought it up? “


51 posted on 10/15/2012 5:20:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; GOPJ; hoosiermama; penelopesire; SE Mom

She has to resign. In shame.

Taking “full responsibility comes with serious consequences.

Four Americans were tortured and slaughtered.

She repeatedly lied to all Americans and to the Pakistani’s in that idiot apology you-tube apology for the film that cost us taxpayers $70K.

RESIGN in SHAME, LIAR Hitlery.


52 posted on 10/15/2012 5:21:15 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: gorush

We have not seen the end of this—there is more to it than meets the eye. Hillary should resign! Congress should demand that she resign her post in disgrace. Something just doesn’t smell right in her plea —Cover-up for something. Her career just ended—unless something new comes out—like Obama ordered it?


53 posted on 10/15/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: NonValueAdded

Check out the comments on the article! They are NOT at all favorable to the Won—amazing!


54 posted on 10/15/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: maggief

Paging Alexander Haig, Pagine Alexander Haig. (I am in charge here at the white house...)


55 posted on 10/15/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: o2bfree

” Still doesn’t explain:

Why did Obama blame a youtube video for the attack?”

See post 51.


56 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: maggief

As I said before the ChiTown ‘Rat mafia rules the AR ‘Rat mafia hicks. This is pre-debate damage control.


57 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: old and tired

“Hmm. She’s taking responsibility for the security. Who’s taking responsibility for the BS about the film?”

You may be onto something..


58 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:57 PM PDT by maggief
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To: onyx

The trash that occupies DU is already throwing bouquets at Hillary for “taking one for the team.” And that is just what it looks like too.


59 posted on 10/15/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Romney to Obama: “ You claim there is a war on women. Why are you hiding behind Ms. Clinton’s skirt ? Is it because nobody believed your lie about the movie? The movie that nobody saw until you brought it up? “

^5


60 posted on 10/15/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: old and tired

“Hmm. She’s taking responsibility for the security. Who’s taking responsibility for the BS about the film?”

You may be onto something..


61 posted on 10/15/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT by maggief
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To: IrishPennant
Hillary ? by taking responsibility, the responsible thing to do is to RESIGN !!


62 posted on 10/15/2012 5:23:48 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

hehe

Note that she did not take responsibility for the stupid film protest lie...


63 posted on 10/15/2012 5:24:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: onyx

Nothing to see here. Move along.


64 posted on 10/15/2012 5:25:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (To bid on this tagline space: www.jeffchandlerstaglinespace.com)
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To: AU72

Could this have been the plan all along? Biden would say in the debate “we” didn’t know. Then all the media lap dogs would say “we” meant obama and Biden. Then Hillary would fall on her sword.

I knew she looked very “whipped” standing next to obama in front of the coffins.


65 posted on 10/15/2012 5:25:22 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: maggief; old and tired

” “Hmm. She’s taking responsibility for the security. Who’s taking responsibility for the BS about the film?”

Obama can’t hide on this. Too many of his people swore to the lie....right down to kneepad Tim.


66 posted on 10/15/2012 5:25:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BallandPowder
“She just stated that the president did not control foreign policy, she did. Whoah....”

I am not the expert here; but I think she is correct, and her department was responsible for the security.
Ok she is correct to admit her failure, and she should resign.

Next is the matter of the cover up. That goes right up to the White House. After Hillary resigns; which she now needs to do, who at the White House will take responsibility?

67 posted on 10/15/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: maggief
Not the least bit surprising. There is no huge payoff, and there are no deep dark secrets that 0 has on the Clintons. If anything, it's the other way around.

I posted this on another thread about 2:00 AM this morning:

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It's an attempt to divide blame in order to diffuse it. Hillary has to take the fall for pre-9/11 security lapses, and for the events of 9/11. Barack has to take the hit for the cover up, because he and his flunkies continued with the preposterous video story for nine days after it became clear it was a lie.

No complicated conspiracy stories are required: Bill and Hillary discovered to their very great shock that race trumps gender in their party. It trumps EVERYTHING in their party, because without a 90+% black vote, the Democrats cannot win any election with national implications. Think about what it means: a net 80% of 13% of the electorate. They START with a 10% advantage because of a nearly monolithic block of voters.

The downstream implication for Bill and Hill is: if they want any chance of winning the nomination in 2016, they must have 0bama's blessing, and that is why BJC ate a huge sh!t sandwich and gave a rousing endorsement of a man he despises at the convention. The Clintons know perfectly well from their own prior experience that four years is forever in American politics, and it will all be forgotten in the next primary season -- anyone still remember BJC was impeached AND disbarred? Nope.

So Hillary is going to suck up every bit of the blame. The best outcome for them is that Zero loses, but they can't under any circumstances make that public knowledge. The lawyering up by Bill is nothing more than a warning shot to 0bama that he'll only take so much. So far we have not seen commentary with deniability by the Clintons' usual loyalists. Lanny Davis, Paul Begala, and James Carville are quiet. That says Hillary is going to bend over and take it all.

When you see someone on CNN talking to Donna Brazile about whether she thinks Hillary can weather the storm, and run successfully in 2016, and Brazile suggests that some of the blame goes higher than the SoS, you'll know there's a split brewing. Brazile is the obvious person to draw first blood if the Clinton's decide to come out swinging. My bet: they won't, unless it's 100% clear that 0bama is going to lose.

"

68 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Congratulations on the Nobel, Dad! You won peace in Europe and helped keep it for 70 years.)
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To: hcmama
The trash that occupies DU is already throwing bouquets at Hillary for “taking one for the team.” And that is just what it looks like too.

Bless their dark hearts.

Since when does the Dept of State operate in a vacuum separate from the White House and his czars?

Romney is ruthless. He won't let this slide for truth.

69 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:14 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NonValueAdded

A lot of folks here got suckered buy Hillary thinking she. Was going to spill the beans on Obama. However I wasn’t one of them. I said it was all a diversion and rope a dope. The GOP should not have given her a pass
On putting her under oath during the hearings.


70 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: GeronL
and what is the punishment?

She should resign before Nov 6th. But that's probably not going to happen without public outcry.

NOT resigning before her term ends with Obama in Jan 2013 was probably the deal she made with Obama for taking responsability. That way she can try to save her political career (A LA 2016). If she resigned over this - she'd be toast.

71 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Something like this was necessary for obama PRIOR to the debate tomorrow.


72 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: maggief

So who’s going to take responsibility for not doing anything while the attack was going on, for 6 hours according to reports?????????????


73 posted on 10/15/2012 5:27:07 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

She’s actually made it worse.

Shows the Marxist is NOT in charge....LOL.


74 posted on 10/15/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Taking “full responsibility comes with serious consequences.

Again, I ask you, since when???

And so what if she resigns? What does that prove, help, or change? Not a damn thing. Unless "somebody" (Congress? LOL) is willing and able to hold her criminally accountable, this is all just a story-of-the-week.

"I take full responsibility" is the equivalent of flipping everyone the bird.

75 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:01 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: tsowellfan; Jeff Chandler

bump!!


76 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bullish

I wish they would do that as well. They are near the end of their political careers and don’t have that much to gain by continuing in politics.

The only explanation I have is that there must be something in their past that is still prosecutable that could see them sent up the river for the rest of their lives.


77 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:35 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Bullish

We can only imagine Bill Clinton saying “ ..... Hey Obie, Hawaii just gave me a call and wow... they said that they so happened to have accidentally found that long lost KENYA birth certificate... how about that “


78 posted on 10/15/2012 5:29:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: onyx
Since when does the Dept of State operate in a vacuum separate from the White House and his czars?

Commentators already told us Condi and Rob Portman shouldn't be V.P. picks because they were "tainted" by the Bush administration. Yet Hillary can screw things up and the Obama administration isn't tainted by her? If she doesn't tender her resignation, she hasn't "taken one for the team" yet. If Obama keeps her on staff, the buck stops with Obama.

79 posted on 10/15/2012 5:29:28 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Texas Songwriter

yeah and the happy blowback is that this story is bubbling with contradictions - not sent to the backburner like the MSM hoped for. Romney will get a common sense line in about this that sticks with normal people. Advantage Romney.


80 posted on 10/15/2012 5:29:28 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Bullish

Bettina Viviano says that when killing Bill’s good friend Bill Gwatney and Rep Stephanie Tubbs in turn (right after they each agreed to present a petition challenging Obama’s eligibility at the 2008 Dem Convention0 didn’t work to stop the Clintons, the Obama handlers threatened to kill Chelsea, and that worked.

We know the on-air reporters and talk show hosts on at least 3 cable news networks and at least 2 radio syndicates were told that if they or their guests mentioned Obama’s eligibility problems their career would be over and the lives of they and their loved ones were in doubt.

Those who say that so many people would not be able to remain quiet about something this big have not absorbed the things that some of us here have been on the front lines observing for the past 4 years. The HI state registrar confirmed to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Obama’s HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the online image is a forgery (which was also confirmed to KS SOS Kris Kobach) - and we can’t find anybody who will report anything except the exact opposite.

I put nothing past Obama’s handlers. They are liars. They are killers. They are evil. George Soros has openly said that he doesn’t want the US to win the “war on terror” because then the US and capitalism will be strong, and he believes that he has to rid the world of those 2 great evils (America and capitalism) since he is GOD. And we thought Ahmadinejad was crazy - and that deterrence is futile when you’re dealing with somebody that crazy. Ahmadinejad’s got nothing on Soros - they are both evil men who believe they are either Allah’s servant or GOD HIMSELF.

And our system is totally compromised. I could talk far longer than anybody here has the stamina to listen, about just how badly our system is compromised. The people in positions of responsibility and power are lawless and they answer only to lawless thugs.

Breitbart had courage. Breitbart called Joe Arpaio to find out what evidence Joe had concerning Obama’s posted birth certificate and told Joe that the evidence was good. Less than 5 hours later Breitbart was dead, and the autopsy performed never even CHECKED for signs of covert assassination. The same day - the day of Arpaio’s first press conference - Rush Limbaugh received what he understood as a death threat, with reference to 2 famous assassinations.

We’re talking Al Capone here, except that the Soros-Obama machine has the full power of government, military, the intelligence agencies and operatives, and the media in its hands. And it has united the world forces of communism and Islamism in a battle against America and capitalism.


81 posted on 10/15/2012 5:30:08 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: FredZarguna

sfl


82 posted on 10/15/2012 5:30:45 PM PDT by maggief
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To: The Cajun

or him going to bed, leaving the 3 am calls to her.


83 posted on 10/15/2012 5:30:46 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: jjotto

hehe

Note that she did not take responsibility for the stupid film protest lie...


Good point. Also need to watch the meaning of I. Remember these are
The Clinton’s. some else at state will take the hit.


84 posted on 10/15/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: o2bfree; maggief; onyx; All

” Still doesn’t explain:

Why did Obama blame a youtube video for the attack?”

To cover up the fact that nobody was watching the store, and innocent people died ON HIS WATCH. Obama is so cocky, he thought he could get away with anything, and there is more here than incompetence, believe that!


85 posted on 10/15/2012 5:31:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: maggief

Wait she goes to Peru to make a statement!


86 posted on 10/15/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Logical me

If Obama wins, he will exonerate her after the election. He will say, “Hillary Clinton is a great Sec.State, but she is not responsible for what happened in Benghazi...I am. She was a good soldier for State and Democrats, but, I, and I alone, am responsible for what happened in Benghazi. An investigation is underway. I will speak to this when the investigation is completed, and not a minute before. Thank you.”


87 posted on 10/15/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: old and tired

What about the lies, deceptions, cover up ? maybe she’s giving people a hint, that the lies, deceptions, cover up is Obama’s fault.


88 posted on 10/15/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: BenLurkin
Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions, Clinton said.

Kind of a backhanded insult if you ask me. Covers them, but makes them look weak and out of touch on national security.

89 posted on 10/15/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: maggief

The security failing is NOT the issue. The issue is the attempted COVER UP.


90 posted on 10/15/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT by tellw
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To: maggief
"I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she added, noting that it is close to the election.

Democrats have always been such sticklers for decorum.

House Speaker Thomas Foley and Senate Democratic leader George Mitchell said during election 1992 about the Reagan "October surprise" of 1980 there are "persistent and disturbing" reports.

"We have no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, but the seriousness of these allegations, and the weight of circumstantial information, compel an effort to establish the facts."

There is no evidence that is why we must investigate.

91 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:13 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BenLurkin
Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions...................Does this mean Zero is not responsible for killing Bin Laden ?
92 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by mandaladon (Hit the road Obama!)
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To: epluribus_2
or him going to bed, leaving the 3 am calls to her.

Believe me, there are very smart people already deconstructing this little bit of BS from the old Hill.
It won't be standing solid by tomorrow.

93 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Jonty30
Im thinking that Obama promised a scorched earth campaign, if Hilary didn’t take the fall.

She was already victim to that campaign. It was called the 2008 Democratic Primary.

She’ll probably get an easy ambassadorship to some European country for having taken the fall.

She's quitting the administration after January 19, 2013 regardless of who wins, she isn't going to be ambassador of anything. She'll pick a high profile private job that keeps her somewhat in the spotlight but out of politics.

Her political career is now basically finished.

Absolute nonsense. Her husband was impeached, made a laughingstock in front of the whole country and disbarred. But, if the Constitution permitted it, he could be President in January. In four years no one outside of the conservative movement is going to remember this.

It was probably done to save keep some uncomfortable questions being asked during the third debate.

No doubt. But it doesn't change the fact that the administration continued to cover it up. And that part of the scandal isn't going to go away just because Hillary has taken a gratuitous hit to her reputation that will promptly go away.

94 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Congratulations on the Nobel, Dad! You won peace in Europe and helped keep it for 70 years.)
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To: o2bfree
"Why did Obama blame a youtube video for the attack?"

Reminds me of another unanswered question:

Who hired Craig Livingstone?

95 posted on 10/15/2012 5:35:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Romney to Obama: “ You claim there is a war on women. Why are you hiding behind Ms. Clinton’s skirt ? Is it because nobody believed your lie about the movie? The movie that nobody saw until you brought it up? “

Oh I wish he would say this!

96 posted on 10/15/2012 5:35:22 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: onyx; Jeff Chandler

” She’s actually made it worse.

Shows the Marxist is NOT in charge....LOL.”

Exactly.


97 posted on 10/15/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Bullish

When zero gives his concession speech on Nov. 7th
He will blame it on Hillary’s blunder...


98 posted on 10/15/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: maggief

At least Admiral Boorda had the good sense to commit soooo-ee-side.....


99 posted on 10/15/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: maggief
"I take responsibility" for what happened on September 11..."

Who takes responsibility for what happened on September 12?

-PJ

100 posted on 10/15/2012 5:37:04 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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