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Former 'Superintendent Of The Year' Could Go To Prison For 45 Years
TBI ^ | 4-3-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba

Posted on 04/03/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT by blam

Former 'Superintendent Of The Year' Could Go To Prison For 45 Years

Rebecca Baird-Remba
April 2, 2013, 6:13 PM

Dr. Beverly Hall arrives for her last school board meeting in 2011.

Thirty-five Atlanta educators were indicted last week for allegedly participating in a cheating conspiracy involving one of America's most storied school superintendents.

Retired Atlanta schools chief Beverly Hall was named "National Superintendent of the Year" in 2009 and had previously headed troubled school districts in New York and Newark.

She was credited with rescuing the struggling Atlanta school system and helping it meet testing standards set by the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.

By 2011, she had become the "pariah of a major city," The New York Times has reported, referring to Atlanta.

The alleged standardized test cheating scandal — which appears to be the largest in the nation's history — may date back as far as 2001, when test scores began to turn around in Atlanta public schools, according to CNN.

The state finally launched an investigation in 2010 of potential cheating in Atlanta. As part of that probe, the state enlisted at least one third-grade teacher to wear a wire to record her fellow teachers, according to The New York Times.

That investigation found Hall ignored serious allegations of cheating beginning in 2005, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

There are also allegations that Hall "ruled by fear" and created a culture so demanding that she would alienate subordinates who didn't deliver the results she wanted, The New York Times has reported.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; boondoggle; boortz; cheating; cultureofcorruption; democrats; education; educationcorruption; fraud; indoctrination; publicschools; schoolboard; schools; teachers; union; unions
Let me see....

Doctor Hall is a perfect Democrat:

1. Black
2. Union
3. Female
4..Does it 'for the children'
5. Affirmative Action.
6. An example for the children

This woman won't even see a prison.

Who are they kidding.

Taxes are paying here retirement, I wonder how much?

1 posted on 04/03/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

The Culture of Corruption is going to protect its own. They’ll drop the charges and the money will just be dismissed as The Man’s money.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: blam
Randi Weingarten, Teachers Union Head, Sounds Off On Atlanta Cheating Scandal

"As the first of the indicted educators surrendered Tuesday, critics of standardized-testing policies are describing the alleged misdeeds in Atlanta as a natural reaction to this pressure.

It's a normal and expected reaction to the pressure.
The pressure is racist too.

3 posted on 04/03/2013 6:54:33 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Of course enabled by Bush’s “No Child Left Behind”, another example of Republican naivete.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

Oh, I think she’ll do at LEAST 5 years.

State testing leaves a pretty solid paper trail, and even if she never emailed or wrote anyone directly to do this, the chain of command is pretty obvious.

State testing is done in the classroom with a teacher and a proctor (usually a volunteer) and then the tests are locked in the school vault for a day - the state then picks them up. 5-10 principals don’t simply spontaneously conspire to cheat on them - especially when the ones that DON’T get fired every three years.

The prosecution has a pretty easy case if no one snitches on her because of her principal appointments. Someone WILL snitch on her though.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:03 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: blam

Educrats caught cheating...I’m absolutely shocked. Support your public school.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dfwgator
I've read comments on the CNN article directly blaming Bush for all of this, and basically saying that the Atlanta teachers couldn't help doing what they did due to the NCLB law.
7 posted on 04/03/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: blam

“The state finally launched an investigation in 2010 of potential cheating in Atlanta.”


I wonder what convinced them to start an investigation? Perhaps the fact that the children graduating from the schools could neither read nor write at anything approaching grade level and that the “graduates” needed heavy remediation if they were to be able to go to community college or even be gainfully employed in fields that didn’t use bar code scanners or pictures of items for sale on the point of sale devices?


8 posted on 04/03/2013 7:02:58 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: blam

They brought in RICO experts for the Grand Jury hearings...


9 posted on 04/03/2013 7:03:12 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>I’ve read comments on the CNN article directly blaming Bush for all of this, and basically saying that the Atlanta teachers couldn’t help doing what they did due to the NCLB law.

That’s bull. When I worked in Jackson, Mississippi’s WORST schools they still followed the test legally even though 1/2 the 10th graders failed the Mississippi English exam.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: blam
Have you seen anything that gives the race of all the 35 who were arrested?

Just wondering..

11 posted on 04/03/2013 7:08:01 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: blam

This scandal brought me to the realization that we can not win elections when inner cities are involved. These jokers had cheating parties to change test grades! Their ends justify wherever means they use.

how do we change this? How do we stop the slide into chaotic third world hell?


12 posted on 04/03/2013 7:10:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: blam

Maybe some Club Fed where she can relax, do yoga and take off a few pounds, at taxpayer expense, of course.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 7:10:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I like that they used RICO like this. I hope I see the day where corrupt politicians and the DNC is brought up on Rico charges. Unfortunately, holder and corrupt gang will more likely use it with phoney attacks against conservatives. It is a potentially dangerous law.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 7:15:38 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta
This scandal brought me to the realization that we can not win elections when inner cities are involved.

Yes we CAN!

We can offer parents a check that they can take to a PRIVATE SCHOOL!

Start the voucher plan small. Perhaps with private donations. And when Dewayne's mom hears that Shadiqua's kid is going to a private school, she'll want a voucher too.

Vouchers get the kids out of the government school hell holes, and a chance to live a prosperous life, off the dole.

This is THE civil rights issue of our era, and we're not pursuing it. This should be a TOP priority.

And yes, I'm familiar with regulatory concerns. Well, let the bureaucrats try to suffocate Shadiqua's school with red tape. Shadiqua will be in their face. And she will learn something about the government she worships, too.

15 posted on 04/03/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: blam
A list of those that have turned themselves in and those that are still pending.

Hall, others surrender in Atlanta school cheating scandal


16 posted on 04/03/2013 7:20:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: FreeAtlanta

Here’s a video that shows several mug shots and 5 of the 6 shown are black:

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/video?clipId=8733709&autostart=true

This doesn’t include Hall of the HR lady who are also black. Here’s the whole list:

Defendants

Executive

Dr. Beverly Hall - Superintendent - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings, False Swearing, Theft by Taking

Millicent Few, Esq.- Human Resources (Executive Staff) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Swearing

School Resource Team Executive Directors: 3

1. Dr. Sharon Davis-Williams (SRT-1) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements (2 counts), False Swearing

2. Mr. Michael Pitts (SRT-2) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Influencing Witnesses

3. Ms. Tamara Cotman (SRT-4) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Influencing Witnesses

Principals: 6

1. Mr. Christopher Waller (Parks Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts), False Swearing

2. Dr. Luscious Brown (Kennedy Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

3. Ms. Dana Evans (Dobbs Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (4 counts)

4. Ms. Clarietta Davis (Venetian Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Theft by Taking 3

5. Mr. Armstead Salters (Gideons Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Influencing Witnesses

6. Ms. Willie Davenport (D.H. Stanton Elementary) -Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

Assistant Principal: 2

1. Mr. Gregory Reid (Parks Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts), False Swearing

2. Ms. Tabeeka Jordan (Deerwood Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings, Theft by Taking

Testing Coordinators: 6

1. Ms. Sandra Ward (Parks Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts)

2. Ms. Francis Mack (D.H. Stanton Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings

3. Mr. Sheridan Rogers (Gideons Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts)

4. Ms. Lera Middlebrooks (Dunbar Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Influencing Witnesses

5. Mr. Donald Bullock (Usher-Collier Heights Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts), False Swearing

6. Ms. Theresia Copeland (Benteen Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Theft by Taking, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

School Improvement Specialist: 1

1. Dr. Tameka Goodson (Kennedy Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings

Teachers: 13

1. Ms. Starlette Mitchell (Parks Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts)

2. Ms. Kimberly Oden (Parks Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings

3. Ms. Shayla Smith (Dobbs Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), False Swearing

4. Ms. Angela Williamson (Dobbs Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), False Swearing (2 counts)

5. Ms. Dessa Curb (Dobbs Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

6. Mr. Derrick Broadwater ( Dobbs Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (3 counts), False Swearing

7. Ms. Pamela Cleveland (Dunbar Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

8. Ms. Shani Robinson (Dunbar Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings

9. Ms. Diane Buckner-Webb (Dunbar Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

10. Ms. Gloria Ivey ( Dunbar Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts)

11. Ms. Lisa Terry (Humphries Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings, Theft by Taking

12. Ms. Ingrid Abella-Sly (Humphries Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Theft by Taking

13. Ms. Wendy Ahmed (Humphries Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Theft by Taking

14. Ms. Sheila Evans (Benteen Elementary) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Theft by Taking

Secretary: 1

Ms. Carol Dennis (Kennedy Middle School) - Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, False Statements and Writings


17 posted on 04/03/2013 7:22:26 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: deport
Here's the complete list of 35 who where indictedm posistion held and the charges/violations associated with each.

35 indicted in APS cheating scandal


18 posted on 04/03/2013 7:25:49 AM PDT by deport
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To: blam
She was credited with rescuing the struggling Atlanta school system and helping it meet testing standards set by the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.

Bush's fault!

19 posted on 04/03/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT by rawhide
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I read Jim Carrey’s letter. Are we sure he didn’t go to school there?

I didn’t know Canada;s school system was that bad.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 7:35:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: blam
There are some fine people of all colors in Hot-lanta, but, increasingly, “entitled” blacks and “progressive” whites are usurping places formerly reserved for leaders. The results are sad.

Atlanta, once a business and cultural showcase, is sinking into the same category as Detroit — cesspool.

The tax-base is leaving in droves.

21 posted on 04/03/2013 7:39:19 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: blam

I guess we are not ‘closing the gap’.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 7:41:30 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: blam
It is RACIST to hold Eric Holder's people to ANY of the standards to which everybody else is held.

Or any standard at all, for that matter.

23 posted on 04/03/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Venturer
The letter that you are referring to was a corrupted version on one site. If you look around, you can find the right one. Those who believe that an accomplished actor could write the gibberish that was posted have revealed much about themselves.

He is stupid, not ignorant.

24 posted on 04/03/2013 8:26:51 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Has anyone been heard proclaiming ‘The Bitch set me up’ yet?


25 posted on 04/03/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: struggle

Maybe if it were “regular” English instead of “Mississippi” English more would have passed it. “Mississippi” English seems to have a lot of southern drawl.


26 posted on 04/03/2013 9:01:57 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Will this unethical “educator” still draw her massive pension when she is in the slammer? Undoubtably.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 9:03:05 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: blam

Take a look at the Yahoo articles written about this. They report it apologetically telling us about all the wonderful things she did.

The se grin on her face tells you that she thinks this whole thing is a joke.

When NBC News reported it they said that there are 200 districts in the country with similar suspected practices going on, as if, since everybody else is doing it why single her out???


28 posted on 04/03/2013 9:15:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
We can offer parents a check that they can take to a PRIVATE SCHOOL! Start the voucher plan small. Perhaps with private donations. And when Dewayne's mom hears that Shadiqua's kid is going to a private school, she'll want a voucher too.

One problem with the voucher idea: the parents that currently pay money to send their kids to private school, do it to get their kids AWAY from the Dewayne's and Shadiqua's of the world. They will be most unpleased if the voucher kids turn the private school into the kind of educational hell-hole that they paid money to escape.

They will also be most displeased to see that THEY have to pay money to send their kids to the school, but the voucher kids get in free.

29 posted on 04/03/2013 9:22:06 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

—— They will also be most displeased to see that THEY have to pay money to send their kids to the school, but the voucher kids get in free. ——

Everyone gets a voucher, because vouchers are generally 50% of the per-pupil government school expenditure.

Who loses? The unions and the Democrat Party.

Govt schools can have as much as one hundred times the number of administrators per capita as private schools. And teacher salaries are twice those of parochial school teachers. Teacher salaries typically comprise 85-90% of the government school budget.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 9:40:17 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: diogenes ghost

I suppoes I have revealed that I thnk Jim Carrey is pretty ignorant.

Letter or no letter I feel he proved that with his dumb assed anti gun skit.

You are right he is stup[id , Ignorance can be helped.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 9:44:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: blam; All

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/02/justice/georgia-cheating-scandal/index.html


32 posted on 04/03/2013 9:56:35 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Everyone gets a voucher, because vouchers are generally 50% of the per-pupil government school expenditure.

That makes it worse.

If everybody gets a voucher, then private schools will be legally barred from using admission criteria which reject a disproportionate number of minority voucher holders.

I would be much more in favor of vouchers being given to low-income parents AND where no private school can be compelled to accept vouchers, and where private schools can be set up to ONLY cater to low-income voucher students.

33 posted on 04/03/2013 10:06:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: blam
Doctor Hall is a perfect Democrat: ...

Obama mad wid ju, baby......cuz you done got caught. Dummy!

34 posted on 04/03/2013 10:10:35 AM PDT by stboz
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To: blam
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35 posted on 04/03/2013 10:20:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The Teachers unions and other Communists here are going absolutely rabid over this new law:

Alabama Accountability Act: AEA Files New Lawsuit Against Tuition Tax Credits Law

The Alabama Education Association (Teachers Union) has filed a new lawsuit against a controversial law extending tax credits to families of students in failing schools.

The law would allow the tax credits to be used in private or non-failing public schools and would allow tax deductions for those who contribute to scholarship organizations for non-public schools.

BTW, there are many private, Christian schools here.

36 posted on 04/03/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The Teachers unions and other Communists here are going absolutely rabid over this new law:

We have the stake to drive through the vampire's heart. It's time we used it.

(Apparently, Mark Levin was very involved with litigation relating to Milwaukee's first-in-the-nation voucher program.)

37 posted on 04/03/2013 11:00:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: PapaBear3625
If everybody gets a voucher, then private schools will be legally barred from using admission criteria which reject a disproportionate number of minority voucher holders.

AFAIK, this hasn't been an issue with any voucher program, so far.

I would be much more in favor of vouchers being given to low-income parents AND where no private school can be compelled to accept vouchers, and where private schools can be set up to ONLY cater to low-income voucher students.

No private school is required to accept vouchers either, AFAIK.

Regarding low-income students, Cardinal O'Connor once offered to take 1000 of the worst-performing students from the government schools, at no charge.

The schools turned him down flat.

38 posted on 04/03/2013 11:07:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: hal ogen

>>Maybe if it were “regular” English instead of “Mississippi” English more would have passed it. “Mississippi” English seems to have a lot of southern drawl.

It’s not that. It’s because most Mississippians are allergic to things called books.


39 posted on 04/03/2013 12:30:13 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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