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North Korean army: We have final approval to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S.
Hotair ^ | 04/03/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 04/03/2013 5:46:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

I blame Dennis Rodman.

Suicide by (global) cop?

In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be “smashed by… cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means”.

“The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified,” the statement said…

“The moment of explosion is approaching fast,” Thursday’s statement said, adding that a war could break out on the Korean peninsula “today or tomorrow”.

“In view of this situation, the KPA General Staff in charge of all operations will take powerful practical military counteractions in succession,” it said.

Under normal circumstances this is gag material for “Team America 2″ but Ed’s right about the significance of the North kicking South Koreans out of the Kaesong industrial complex. That shows greater seriousness of purpose than usual. Question: Is there any way to deter them short of cataclysmic war? The Pentagon’s sending missile defenses to Guam to show Kim that his chance of hitting U.S. territory is even lower than he thinks, but that’s not really deterrence. If Kim fires something off, it’ll be in the course of fully committing to war with South Korea. He’ll have nothing to lose at that point by taking an extra potshot at America. Typically I’d assume that the way to rein in North Korea is to put pressure on China, but Chinese pressure on NK and Kim’s resulting insecurity probably contributed to the recent escalation. China won’t double down for fear of what Kim might do next. And if Japan and South Korea try to make them double down by declaring that they’ll go nuclear, that might spook Kim into an invasion of the South that he otherwise wouldn’t undertake.

At a minimum, you’d think that the saber-rattling of the last few weeks would put an end to negotiations with NK once and for all, but that could have the same “nothing left to lose” effect on the North Korean leadership’s war plans as regional proliferation would. What now except paying the danegeld again once they ask for it? Is there any sort of preemptive attack (short of a comprehensive nuclear one, which would never happen) that might take out North Korean artillery, at least, before it can do major damage to Seoul? I’m guessing no, and even if there was that wouldn’t stop a North Korean invasion of the South. What’s the game plan now, coach?

Update: Another X factor: What if Kim’s lost control of the military?

There have been defections of small units of North Korean soldiers to China – soldiers who were subsequently turned around and sent back to North Korea, says retired Brig. Gen. Russell Howard, former commander of the 1st Special Forces Group, which has an Asia Focus.

This may seem like a positive development, but it is a problem because it means that Kim may feel the need to reassert his control over the military, by beating the war drum and trying to get his troops to rally around it. The more he needs their support, the harder he might beat the drum.

That assumes that this is all for show. If Kim himself or his handlers fear that the military’s at risk of falling apart, whether through defections, deterioriating materiel, or for other reasons, then they may conclude that they have to attack South Korea now before they lose the capability altogether. And then there’s this:

The concern is that as a favored, privileged son, perhaps he doesn’t realize the seriousness of his actions. “This kid who they have as a leader now is perhaps starting to believe his own press,” Howard says.

“I was fairly certain that his father was rational – or at least had people around him that wouldn’t let him carry out these threats. His grandfather played it to the hilt successfully,” he adds. “I just don’t know with this young Kim.”

He’s young, quite possibly stupid, and also quite possibly drunk on the compulsory adulation he’s getting. All bets are off.


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1 posted on 04/03/2013 5:46:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So I guess a sneak attack is not part of the plan.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 5:49:01 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“finally approval”?
What there is a little group that sits in the Bahamas, they will issue you a permit to drop a nuclear device, you have to pay a deposit?


3 posted on 04/03/2013 5:50:09 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I seem to remember a little kid by the name of Saddam that shot his mouth off; and got his d*ck knocked in the mud. He was followed by another punk named Osama. Now, little Kimmie wants some.

Damn, I hate to see us involved in yet another skirmish - led by perhaps the most incompetent and corrupt administration in the history of this country. But, I”m not really fond of seeing a radioactive cloud over our soil either.

Sometimes, you just have to do, what you just have to do.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 5:50:21 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee do you think this qualifies as a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, which should justify military action?

It’s a touchy dangerous situation but our bottom line should be regime change and elimination of the nuclear threat.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 5:53:05 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

We should tell the NORKs (and Iran) that if they do anything we’ll take out Iran.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 5:54:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
“The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified,” the statement said…

This is a very compelling statement. I'm sure we are all glad that this merciless operation has finally been examined and ratified. Finally.

7 posted on 04/03/2013 5:54:11 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Williams
It’s a touchy dangerous situation but our bottom line should be regime change and elimination of the nuclear threat.

I agree, but let's start with zero, THEN we can worry about Kim Jun ior!

8 posted on 04/03/2013 5:58:01 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Hodar
Damn, I hate to see us involved in yet another skirmish - led by perhaps the most incompetent and corrupt administration in the history of this country. But, I”m not really fond of seeing a radioactive cloud over our soil either.

Sometimes, you just have to do, what you just have to do.

At bottom, the question becomes: How best to respond to this? Clearly, this is a time to ignore little Kim and his provocations. Pointedly ignore him. Never admit that he is a threat. Even while taking all appropriate defensive measures.

Importantly, don't demean him. But, just as importantly, ignore him.

The worst thing we could do is appease him. It will only enable and encourage him -- and others -- to repeat the act.

Don't provoke Kim. Don't appease Kim. Just ignore Kim.

But will this inexperienced, juvenile and immature administration have the sense to adopt this controlled approach?

9 posted on 04/03/2013 5:58:50 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

I think the problem was we only sent Rodman.
If we send Rodman AND Madonna everything will be OK.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 6:01:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Williams
but our bottom line should be regime change and elimination of the nuclear threat.

I doubt it's the nuclear threat we're really worried about. They are probably many years away from being able to deliver an actual weapon. The real problem with North Korea is what to do with the 25 million half starved, brainwashed people South Korea would inherit after a major conflict - and that we would end up spending a fortune to help. The only real skill most of these people have is how to stay alive in a totalitarian state. As is, the ones that make it to China and South Korea often have no skills and can't function in society. Try to imagine 25 million useless people with their heads full of loony ideas that would have to be deprogrammed before even teaching them the basics of what to do with themselves in a modern economy.

11 posted on 04/03/2013 6:03:13 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SeekAndFind

we will also be sending over G-Force with Kim jong un as Mark. if obama would oblige putting on the Zoltar costume, it would really help us out, super thanks....


12 posted on 04/03/2013 6:05:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind; TigerLikesRooster

Lotte Mart needs a new parking lot


13 posted on 04/03/2013 6:06:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Longbow1969

If we are not worried about the nuclear threat now, flash forward ten years, as it will become more and more of a problem.

It needs to be eliminated now. Nor should we accept such direct threats from a rogue state.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind
Don't think I'm nimble enough to crawl under my desk anymore.

Grew up in South Florida and during the Cuban Missile Crisis we practiced that. I was 8 or 9. I remember being scared to death. Now I look back and think stupid that was. Like a little desk would protect us from a nuclear attack.

15 posted on 04/03/2013 6:09:27 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

If the Norks somehow manage to deliver and detonate a nuclear device, how will anyone know it was Nork home-brew hardware and not something covertly imported from China or Pakistan?


16 posted on 04/03/2013 6:10:39 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: SeekAndFind

One thing is certain in my mind. If we have to stop N. Korea with a Nuke, we may as well take out Iran too and let the hair go with the hide.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 6:10:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Williams

Whhaaat?

I thought we were going to take care of NK because of Climate Change and because they don’t recognize Gay marriage!


18 posted on 04/03/2013 6:11:42 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Longbow1969

“Try to imagine 25 million useless people with their heads full of loony ideas that would have to be deprogrammed before even teaching them the basics of what to do with themselves in a modern economy. “

Are you talking about North Koreans or the urban dwellers of the USA?


19 posted on 04/03/2013 6:12:41 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Soul of the South
Are you talking about North Koreans or the urban dwellers of the USA?

LOL! I guess that does describe both pretty accurately. Now you can understand why South Korea doesn't want to be saddled with them.

20 posted on 04/03/2013 6:14:27 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: okie01

Excellant points.

But...I think we should announce at the UN...Kim is gay and has a crush on Dennis Rodman.
The left certainly wouldn’t think that is demeaning.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 6:15:01 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: SeekAndFind
“This kid who they have as a leader now is perhaps starting to believe his own press,” Howard says.

Are we talking about Kim or Obama?

22 posted on 04/03/2013 6:16:57 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Hodar

Sadam didn’t have China at this back. Nor did Osama bin laden.

You have to think ahead in the chess match. Global economic disaster is ahead for the global elites,(an economic annihilation for the rest of us); they may be fomenting war to take the pressure off the EU economy. Think of WWII—look at all the sacrifices citizens will make to fund a war effort. They’ll be able to keep their control, maybe even complete that global government thingy that they initiated with Communist China using ‘free trade’.

Gun control first, then nuclear war. Global Government is the end game. They want NK to act up but they better hurry and get that UN Arms treaty passed first, so Obama’s executive orders will have teeth!


23 posted on 04/03/2013 6:21:46 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

“U.S. policy for dealing with the North Korean situation is inadequate because it focuses on North Korea in isolation as a rogue state, and naively seeks help from the Russians and Chinese to solve the problem. The North Korea situation and any future nuclear incident, wherever it occurs, must be seen against the background of Sino-Soviet ‘convergence’ strategy: the interaction of Russian and Chinese policy and the moves they make to derive strategic gains from critical situations should be closely studied.”

- Anatoliy Golitsyn, the highest ranking KGB defector to the West, The Perestroika Deception, 1990, p.46


24 posted on 04/03/2013 6:25:40 PM PDT by milkncookies (Molon Labe)
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To: okie01
Do NOT Taunt Happy FAT Ball...

25 posted on 04/03/2013 6:27:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is sad, because Obama did arrange a meeting with Korea's leader. The problem is that he didn't show up.

"WHERE THE HECK IS HE?!?"


26 posted on 04/03/2013 6:27:28 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Michael.SF.

Meanwhile, they’ve lost track of two North Korean subs.

See http://translate.google.de/translate?sl=ko&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.tv.chosun.com%2Fsite%2Fdata%2Fhtml_dir%2F2013%2F04%2F03%2F2013040390156.html&act=url

Not as scary as it sounds, but the Google translation makes this worth reading.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 6:30:54 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: hedgetrimmer

Really not so sure how much “back” China will cover.

Kim is more of an embarrassing retarded cousin, that China kept in a bad divorce. When Kim threatens your BEST customer, and threatens to disrupt the global economy .... that is bad for business.

China is all about business. They may not be a military Superpower, but they are a global economic superpower. If forced into a military confrontation - they have a great deal to lose.


28 posted on 04/03/2013 6:33:54 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: clearcarbon

Without going into the details ... we would know. Not all fissionable material is identical.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 6:37:10 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: SeekAndFind
A war in the mind of the eunuch, Kim Jong Un, and the minds of his effeminate officer staff, but he does nothing.

Kim Jong Un is gae- ddong, pok-tahn, babo ddong-ggae.

Kim Jong Un: a mouth without a face!



30 posted on 04/03/2013 6:39:37 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Hodar
You must really believe that our government has our best interest in mind. Forget it!!!

Ezekiel 39 is coming true right before our eyes. Thanks to our putrid, godless, and cowardly politicians and their fawning acceptance of gay marriage, America is about to be plunged into darkness via the tool that was made in North Korea.

America will be silenced while Isreal is left to defend herself from more godless monsters, until finally humanity's God intervenes on behalf of what is good and just.

I only hope that retribution is levied upon those in our country that have betrayed their fellow citizens. May God have mercy on their souls!

31 posted on 04/03/2013 6:41:21 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: free from tyranny

try on Isaiah 18 for size.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 6:51:25 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: free from tyranny

As your nick reads ... America and the world shall have to endure tyranny to be once more ... free from tyranny. Appreciation for your post.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 6:51:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: American in Israel; free from tyranny

Yep. And remember that Cush (Ethiopia) went all the way to the west coast of Africa in those days.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 6:57:48 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ll know it’s serious when Obama stops playing politics...for a few hours at least.


35 posted on 04/03/2013 7:02:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind
It's known as a "Target of Opportunity" in some circles.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 7:08:02 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Chode
I think the NK President has been watching too many replays of Dr. Noah from the original Casino Royale,...and somebody slipped the atomic pill into his martini.


37 posted on 04/03/2013 7:12:39 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I knew that if I hoarded ChiaPets from the after Christmas sales it would pay off one day.

Prices will skyrocket after the smoke & dust settles over Pyongyang!


38 posted on 04/03/2013 7:13:53 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Hodar

WE have a lot to lose if THEY force us into a military confrontation.

They see how weak we are right now, their Senator, Diane Feinstein is pushing the gun control agenda at the behest of China.

We are economically weak. China basically owns the goverments of several states— California being one thanks to Jerry Brown and Arnold the RINO.

They could easily throw off their secrecy about their control of the US government and move in to take over, after Obama forces the American people through a final humiliation over North Korea.

Don’t put anything passed these people. They are playing for keeps, and I don’t know what the average American citizen is playing for right now because they apparently have no civic responsibility, cannot run a fair election anymore, and do nothing to defend free government.


39 posted on 04/03/2013 7:14:43 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Cvengr
i heard that...
40 posted on 04/03/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hedgetrimmer

I agree with the fact that China has a hold on far too much American production.

Bring it back to America.

NOW.


41 posted on 04/03/2013 7:16:39 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind
Flying through ICN at the end of the month..hope they don't issue the very last very final very serious warning before then..

On the other hand the flights don't appear very full so maybe at least ten more final warning could not hurt...

42 posted on 04/03/2013 7:19:22 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: okie01

Take a look around. Quite a few “nuke’em” cowboys around here.


43 posted on 04/03/2013 7:23:00 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: clearcarbon

Each nuke has a definitive footprint. It has to do with how the materials are enriched. Within an hour, most any NEST team in the world will be able to tell where the materials originated.

A little “horse already out of the barn”, but that’s how it’s done.


44 posted on 04/03/2013 7:25:28 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: SeekAndFind
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45 posted on 04/03/2013 7:27:08 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: okie01

No need to worry about Kim and NK, Obama has distinguished himself as the first Prsident to apologize to other nations for the behavior of the United States. Watch Obama apologize!


46 posted on 04/03/2013 7:38:36 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love how these amateurs are playing Obama’s game of brinkmanship...and winning!

Winning in the sense that I heard that the US is willing to send them food if they’d just calm down a bit...


47 posted on 04/03/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: Soul of the South

>>>>“Try to imagine 25 million useless people with their heads full of loony ideas that would have to be deprogrammed before even teaching them the basics of what to do with themselves in a modern economy. “

Are you talking about North Koreans or the urban dwellers of the USA?<<<<

A generation after reunification Germany still pouring billions in development of it’s russified east and it doesn’t help much.
Now compare Norks and East Germany. It’s a mule vs BMW.


48 posted on 04/03/2013 8:23:23 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Williams

If you consider the implications of a reflagged fishing trawler with a lead-lined compartment in the hold showing up in Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Boston...really any large US city with coastal exposure...it’s not ten years off. It’s right now. Given our current leadership, the Norks could probably sail one right up the Potomac.


49 posted on 04/03/2013 8:28:29 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A slippery slope?


50 posted on 04/03/2013 8:36:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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