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This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits (NYC.gov)
TBI ^ | 10-27-2012 | Adam Taylor

Posted on 10/27/2012 1:42:56 PM PDT by blam

This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits

Adam Taylor
October 27, 2012

There's a real possibility that Hurricane Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm", could cause serious disruption to major metropolitan areas in the North East states in the next few days.

As such, its better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. NYC.gov has some suggestions for a Emergency Supply Kit that you can keep at home:

One gallon of drinking water per person per day Non-perishable, ready-to-eat canned foods and manual can opener
First aid kit
Flashlight*
Battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries (you can also buy wind-up radios that do not require batteries)
Whistle
Iodine tablets or one quart of unscented bleach (for disinfecting water ONLY if directed to do so by health officials) and eyedropper (for adding bleach to water)
Personal hygiene items: soap, feminine hygiene products, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.
Phone that does not rely on electricity
Child care supplies or other special care items

There's also some suggestions for a "go bag" that could be taken with you in the case of an evacuation:

Copies of your important documents in a waterproof and portable container (insurance cards, photo IDs, proof of address, etc.)
Extra set of car and house keys
Credit and ATM cards and cash, especially in small denominations. We recommend you keep at least $50-$100 on hand.
Bottled water and non-perishable food such as energy or granola bars
Flashlight
Note: Traditional flashlight bulbs have limited lifespans. Light Emitting Diode (LED) flashlights, however, are more durable and last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs.
Battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries
Keep a list of the medications each member of your household takes,

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1 posted on 10/27/2012 1:43:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Make sure the “whistle” isn’t a conservative dog-whistle...


2 posted on 10/27/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (14 million US deer tags this fall... the world's largest standing army of scoped-rifle marksmen. Hmm)
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To: blam

But you will be shot as a looter if you have a 32 ounce big gulp.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 1:46:57 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: blam

They forgot the ak with at least 3 20 round mags...


4 posted on 10/27/2012 1:52:16 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: blam

This is so gay. Does the government have to treat EVERYTHING after 9/11 like a red alert crisis? After the economy is fixed, the next project should be dismantling this fear/safety/security society.
They love the impending disaster view of life because it allows them to function in an expediant, always in an emergency, manner.

We do not need to structure society so that a 9/11 event is just another day at work. But now we are briming to the gills with SWAT teams, Emergency management, FEMA, “ready.gov”, color code terror alerts, etc etc.

Currently, Homeland security has about the same number of personnel as the USMC and TWICE the budget. And it’s aimed squarely at us. It must be stopped.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: blam

Toss this in your kit!

6 posted on 10/27/2012 1:59:02 PM PDT by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: blam

Also, binders of birth control.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 2:05:07 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: blam

Make sure you have even more supplies for when the riots start after Obama is defeated!!!


8 posted on 10/27/2012 2:07:11 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kozak

They forgot the AR with five 30 round mags, the 12 ga loaded with 00 Buck and the 1911 .45 ACP.

Oh yeah that’s right.... this is New York. God forbid you might be able to defend yourself.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: blam
My favorite. Phone that does not rely on electricity
10 posted on 10/27/2012 2:18:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: blam

Make sure that your homeowners insurance policy and home inventory is up to date. Looters will be by to steal everything that is not bolted down after you are ordered to evacuate for your safety and the convenience and safety of the looters.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 2:20:12 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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12 posted on 10/27/2012 2:20:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: blam

Isn’t this all stuff that a well-ordered household should have on hand as a matter of course?


13 posted on 10/27/2012 2:24:14 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: eyedigress

Why doesn’t every hillbilly have a kerosene phone?


14 posted on 10/27/2012 2:26:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I gots me a propane obama phone


15 posted on 10/27/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: DesertRhino

You want some popcorn with that?


16 posted on 10/27/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT by 0311
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To: eyedigress

funny... I almost peed....


17 posted on 10/27/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT by 0311
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To: Kartographer

A slightly more reasonable list for disasters (but in your defense, if someone is ready for when TSHTF as you advise they will probably be OK for Frankenstorm).

Note the absence of chickens and goats ;)


18 posted on 10/27/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: freedumb2003

Who came up with “Frankenstorm” anyhow. It’s unusual for the season and it’s coming at Halloween... still yes I’d have to say it’s a gin up. It’s about as menacing as the ten year old kid next door in a Frankenstein monster suit, trick or treating.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 2:35:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Who came up with “Frankenstorm” anyhow. It’s unusual for the season and it’s coming at Halloween... still yes I’d have to say it’s a gin up.

It is because it is a mix of a hurricane from the south AND a winter storm from the north meeting right at landfall -- unusual enough to be a freak occurrence. And I think the Halloween reference might be in there somewhere.

It might be a heck of a punch -- the hurricane part is getting more power even as we speak. I wouldn't laugh it off if I was in its path.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 2:40:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Ouderkirk

You just nailed my toy collection (:-)


21 posted on 10/27/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Because the rent is to damn high!



22 posted on 10/27/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: blam
They left off the one thing most rational people would do to truly enhance their chances of survival...

...MOVE THE HELL OUT OF NYC.

23 posted on 10/27/2012 2:46:03 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: freedumb2003
Nice track graphic.

I had a dream that it stalled right over Baltimore, then slowly ground a fairly straight path through Wilmington, Philedelphia, Trenton, Newark, and finally fizzled out and dropped Long Island Sound on top of Boston.

24 posted on 10/27/2012 2:54:30 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: freedumb2003

I live on the border, PA side just south of Binghamton.I guess I won’t be Fox hunting on Tuesday.


25 posted on 10/27/2012 2:57:46 PM PDT by 0311
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To: 311
I guess I won’t be Fox hunting on Tuesday.

You can, but it'll look like this:

;)

26 posted on 10/27/2012 3:01:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: blam

Sad to think people don’t have at least two weeks of these things already in their homes. Sadder still that the government thinks it needs to tell people this.

They left off extra fish food.


27 posted on 10/27/2012 3:02:43 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: blam

These forecasts that say this is a frankestorm etc. come from a federal government agency (NOAA) that is under Obama. all these forecasts are fake hype to get Benghazi gate off of the news and the media go along with it. Sad to see the media and gov pulling the strings of all the puppets.

NOAA are the ones who get the “data” that say it is even 75 mph winds which make it a hurricane. funny how it is just barely over the limit to make it a hurricane huh and at the height of an election, to cover for bengazi gate, funny huh?

This is the October surprise and it’s called sandy. And all frreepers , drudge everyone falling for it.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 3:03:57 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: freedumb2003

“I wouldn’t laugh it off if I was in its path.”

I’m in its path.

I ain’t laughing.


29 posted on 10/27/2012 3:07:29 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a

Get yourself a rain barrel and put good use to it.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mrs. a

Do you know the forecasts for this “frankenstorm” ORIGINATE from a federal government agency called NOAA that is under Obama? Even the wind speed data comes from NOAA.

These forecasts that say this is a frankestorm etc. come from a federal government agency (NOAA) that is under Obama. all these forecasts are fake hype meant to get Benghazi gate off of the news and the media go along with it. Sad to see the media and gov pulling the strings of all the puppets even Drudge has it as top news replacing bengazi gate as was the intent.

NOAA are the ones who get the “data” that say it is even 75 mph winds which make it a hurricane. funny how it is just barely over the limit to make it a hurricane huh and at the height of an election, to cover for bengazi gate, funny huh?

This is the October surprise and it’s called sandy. And all frreepers , drudge everyone falling for it.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 3:10:28 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: eyedigress
This phone uses no electricity...


32 posted on 10/27/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: freedumb2003

That’s too funny...I’m fatter that guy needs a meal.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT by 0311
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To: rurgan
This is the October surprise and it’s called sandy. And all frreepers , drudge everyone falling for it.

How about all the independent non-NOAA weather services who are making similar forecasts? Are they "falling for it", too?

Sometimes, a prediliction for conspiracies clouds our judgment...

34 posted on 10/27/2012 3:15:51 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: rurgan

I don’t think I’m “falling for it” - I’m just taking reasonable precautions - the same ones I take every time there is a risk of losing power. I live on a farm and I’m responsible for my animals. We always have gas for the generator, non-perishable food, extra hay and grain, batteries, water, Irish Mist - because you just never know!


35 posted on 10/27/2012 3:18:14 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: blam

How did a storm, barely hurricane status, even acquire the Frankenstorm moniker?

Maybe a satellite picture of this storm, wrapped in a huge diaper, and Al Franken’s face imposed within would fit this baby storm better.


36 posted on 10/27/2012 3:18:33 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: eyedigress

Ahhh yes, the tin can / taut string variety.


37 posted on 10/27/2012 3:20:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: freedumb2003

I left the chickens and goats off because to many FReepers were getting to excited, who knew there were so any FReepers of the ‘muslim’ mindset?


38 posted on 10/27/2012 3:22:27 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: blam

Growing up with hurricanes, I learned that gas stations and liquor stores need electricity to be able to sell product, so buy ahead of the storm.


39 posted on 10/27/2012 3:23:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Puckster

“How did a storm, barely hurricane status, even acquire the Frankenstorm moniker?”

Because “Snowmageddon” was already taken.


40 posted on 10/27/2012 3:23:06 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Fresh Wind

HEY....that’s my phone!


41 posted on 10/27/2012 3:23:06 PM PDT by 0311
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To: mrs. a

Right, but, wouldn’t “Al Frankenstorm” have been more frighteningly fitting for the season?


42 posted on 10/27/2012 3:25:13 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: mrs. a

I think you’ll live. I lived through Katrina which was a real storm with 175 mph (real) winds and 41 foot storm sure.

You can do what you want to I’m just point out what these evil cretins Obama,its government and media are trying to sabotage the election and so destroy our country and freedom and the livelyhood of many by trying to fix the election for this Obama communist with this fake sany october surprise. They say it is the storm of the century . they are even faking the wind speed of 75 mph to barely put it over being a hurricane.


43 posted on 10/27/2012 3:26:18 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Puckster

How did a storm, barely hurricane status, even acquire the Frankenstorm moniker?

even that barely hurricane status is fake i guarantee you as the wind speed “data” comes NOAA a federal gov agency under Obama.

It’s all fake hype to get bengazi gate off of the news.


44 posted on 10/27/2012 3:28:19 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Puckster

“Right, but, wouldn’t “Al Frankenstorm” have been more frighteningly fitting for the season?”

Maybe they didn’t want to start a mass barfing epidemic!


45 posted on 10/27/2012 3:32:00 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: rurgan

“It’s all fake hype to get bengazi gate off of the news.”

Maybe short term, however, this whole AGW driven hysteria has a more long term agenda of total control.


46 posted on 10/27/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: bgill
They left off extra fish food.

There will be plenty of fish food. All the people trying cross flooded roadways.
47 posted on 10/27/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: mrs. a

And then, that “taking it seriously” problem.....


48 posted on 10/27/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: blam

A cut down version of the Things that Disappear during SHTF.

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
8. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking. Fill-up bath tubs or trash cans for flushing toilets
9. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.) or portable kerosene heater.
10. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
11. Survival Guide Book.
12. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
13. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
14. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
15. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
16. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
17. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
18. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
19. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)and extra gas.
20. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
21. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
22. Milk - Powdered & Condensed
23. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
24. First aid kits
25. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
26.Extra pet food.
27. Matches. {”Strike Anywhere” preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
28. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS/Lanterns
29. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
30. Duct Tape
31. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
32. Candles
33. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
34. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
35. Extra sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
36. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
37. Board Games, Cards, Dice
38. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
39. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
40. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
41. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
42. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
43. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
44. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
45. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
46. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
47. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
48. Lumber (all types)
49. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
50. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
51. Lantern Hangers
52. Glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
53. Teas
54. Coffee
55. Chewing gum/candies

If you have a extra Frig go ahead and fill the Freezer with ice.

If you have a Freezer, fill up and extra space with 2 ltrs of water or I use empty ice cream tubs so they have a chance to freeze and will help keep your freezer cold if the power goes off.

Check your meds and make sure you have enough to last you a couple weeks or better.

Don’t buy food that needs refrigeration. If you have kids buy powder milk or hot chocolate mix made milk.

If you don’t have or need a chain saw think about at least buying a axe and or a bow saw. You won’t be able to cut up downed trees, but you can clear away branches and small limbs for those who do have chain saws. and DONOT forget some good leather gloves.

Here’s another suggestion; If you don’t have any get yourself some space saver bags and vacuum seal changes of clothes, photo albums important papers and bedding. This way if you must bug out, because your house gets damaged, flooding, etc you will have dry stuff that’s protected from the weather on your move out.

Get cash!!!

Makes sure you can get to your fire wood and it is covered so it stays dry.


49 posted on 10/27/2012 3:37:05 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: mrs. a

It’s not just the hurricane. When it comes ashore it will run right into a cold front. Going in the opposite direction.

The warm, water filled air of Sandy will condense and dump all of that water.

And because they are moving in opposite directions, the storm will simply stall. And the high pressure system over Newfoundland will just hold it all in place.

The damage will come from the initial wind, and then two or three days of hard rain.


50 posted on 10/27/2012 3:43:19 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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