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BREAKING: 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (Arabs)
CBS Boston ^ | 5/15/2013 | CBS

Posted on 05/15/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas

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To: FreedomStar3028
“Chemical engineers”.......Have they tested the water supply for poisons/viruses yet?

I sure hope so. I read that the FBI questioned them.

I hope they didn't call Holder first.

51 posted on 05/15/2013 4:51:49 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: faucetman
I saw a report on terrorism that poisoning a water supply was next to impossible.

Quite true. However, a terrorist could dump in some low level radioactive waste and then publicize it. Technically, it wouldn't hurt anyone to drink the "radioactive" water, but who would. The terrorists would have then succeeded in cutting off the water supply for 3 million or so people.

...and the cops let them go. Brilliant! *sheesh* I'm betting these terrorists leave the country or don't appear for their hearing.

Shhh! Be vewy, vewy, quiet! Our government is busy hunting for the phantom "tea party terrorists" and can't be bothered with worrying about actual terrorists.

52 posted on 05/15/2013 4:53:12 AM 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: Flick Lives

fyi, Jeff Kuhner is talking about this right now on WRKO 680 AM. Boston.


53 posted on 05/15/2013 4:53:15 AM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

then send the show an email or call in


54 posted on 05/15/2013 4:54:31 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

it’s time to turn up the heat on the Tea Party.

it’s time for the the Tea Party to turn up the heat.


55 posted on 05/15/2013 4:55:49 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: ransacked

You are right, there is no room for them. Los Angeles is also in danger. I heard there was a rumor that they planned an attack in L.A. to murder all legal U.S. residents living there. The death toll could go as high as 23.


56 posted on 05/15/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

7 arab chemical engineers wandering around a major water supply in the middle of the night...........no good.


57 posted on 05/15/2013 4:56:53 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Precursor.


58 posted on 05/15/2013 4:57:41 AM PDT by moovova
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To: ransacked
There is no place for Islam in America.

AGREED. Christians better wake up. Islam IS the Whore of Babylon.

59 posted on 05/15/2013 4:58:05 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: popdonnelly
They’re engaged in espionage and should be treated in accordance with their actions.

I think we all know what would have happened to any Germans they caught sniffing around this reservoir circa 1943...

60 posted on 05/15/2013 4:58:45 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: faucetman
"I saw a report on terrorism that poisoning a water supply was next to impossible. You would need TRUCKLOAD after truckload of poison otherwise it would get diluted beyond being effective."

That would be for direct acting poison. What about bio-hazards, prions, and who knows what else inventive, malevolent minds could introduce that would replicate in the water?

61 posted on 05/15/2013 4:59:48 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ransacked

They hate the West.
Why are they here ?


62 posted on 05/15/2013 5:00:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"cited their education and career interests” for being in the area

..at MIDNIGHT?...yeah right.

63 posted on 05/15/2013 5:01:05 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

“cited their education and career interests” for being in the area

..at MIDNIGHT?...yeah right.
_____________________

Dedicated engineers burning the midnight oil.


64 posted on 05/15/2013 5:04:02 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
FYI, for those confused: Quabbin is more than an hour west of Boston, MASS ... west of Worcester. Rural area.

But just 10 miles away from University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, and Amherst College.

65 posted on 05/15/2013 5:05:32 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: faucetman

True...poisoning the water supply is near impossible without a truckload of stuff. The massive underground aqueducts that pass through Framingham MA contain the water from the Quabbin reservoir heading to Boston. They are huge earth and grass covered 6 foot diameter metal pipes and now look like old rail bed right of ways. You can drive on top of them. They are beautiful greenways and are used by the locals for running and walking the dogs even thought they have been posted as ‘no trespassing’ for years. Some are now open to public use. They cross many roads and on many intersections they have removed the low hurricane fences and replaced them with massive metal pipe truck gates. I agree with the poster who suggested a probe of defenses.

here is a google map of an area on the Framingham Wayland Sudbury border showing the greenway and pipe crossing the Sudbury River at center. Zoom in to see pipe. Zoom out to see many road crossings.

http://goo.gl/maps/BS1tf


66 posted on 05/15/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by icemaniceman (........all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas; OwenKellogg; bunster; thouworm; maggief; onyx; AllAmericanGirl44; ...

Boston Bombing Ping!

Pinging list to this news near Boston. Very disturbing.


67 posted on 05/15/2013 5:06:54 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: billys kid

I’m listening! Jeff is the Best. He’s hot on everything this morning. Boston’s Bull-dozer. Yes!!


68 posted on 05/15/2013 5:07:20 AM PDT by grannie9
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Calling all my Boston relatives RIGHT NOW.

Don’t drink the water!


69 posted on 05/15/2013 5:08:24 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: penelopesire

Scary, scary implausible story. When is liberal Massachusetts going to wake up?!?


70 posted on 05/15/2013 5:12:38 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (G-d be with and keep safe the Benghazi Whistleblowers)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The FBI has probably interviewed 3 of the seven in the past and Saudi intelligence maybe warned of 2, and the Pakistani runs a hate fill You Tube account. But...for god sakes...have an open mind and neglect all that kinda prejudicial thinking. That thinking won’t get you promoted at the FBI.

Move along....nothing to see here...


71 posted on 05/15/2013 5:12:46 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Hardraade

Recon mission.


72 posted on 05/15/2013 5:15:08 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

73 posted on 05/15/2013 5:19:19 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: icemaniceman

If you look at the calendar from UMASS grad school available here

http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/current-students/academic-calendar

you can see in this highlight

http://screencast.com/t/gpEc7Pg5ghV9

that school is over and summer school just began on Monday...so they are either out walking at midnight on the second day of classes....or out walking after school is over and every student in town takes a vacation and gets out of town....far out of town and certainly not to the local reservoir at midnight. It is tick season and the poison ivy is just coming out and it is not a time to hiking at midnight.....but that’s just me.

It is time for a little crowd sourcing of information on these students from their classmates and professors and friends.


74 posted on 05/15/2013 5:20:53 AM PDT by icemaniceman (........all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

There is a dam near there too. They could have been checking out the dam...another terrorist fantasy plot...blowing dams up.


75 posted on 05/15/2013 5:22:39 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

They just went out to watch the submarine races.


76 posted on 05/15/2013 5:24:11 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: stylecouncilor

Quabbin Reservoir bump....


77 posted on 05/15/2013 5:25:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: LibLieSlayer

Amen brother!


78 posted on 05/15/2013 5:26:40 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It is possible that they are interested for professional reasons. One of my many wanderings had me in charge of waste and potable water in a plant.

Not they way I would bet though.


79 posted on 05/15/2013 5:27:45 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Hardraade

You want to kill, blind, and maim tens of thousands of Americans? Google “Raccoon roundworm”. Very persistant and deadly biohazard that would thrive in a reservior.


80 posted on 05/15/2013 5:27:51 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: Hardraade

Hmm. And some of these people wandering around in the forest where this water supply is, doing research related to their engineering degrees, were from Saudi Arabia where this coronavirus comes from?

Obviously nothing to see here. No reason to monitor their calls, like AP phones have to be monitored...


81 posted on 05/15/2013 5:29:23 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

There is a tightly regulated large reservoir near me, pre 9-11 people use to sneak in to fish. As it’s virtually unfished, the fishing is great. There is nowhere to park and the roads were regularly patrolled, you needed to hike in or have someone drop you off and pick you up -again, this is all pre 9-11 security. Get caught doing any of that now and your screwed.


82 posted on 05/15/2013 5:33:01 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I wonder how many industrious ‘students’ and ‘chemical engineers’ have already blazed a trail.. looking for new killing grounds. I wonder..


83 posted on 05/15/2013 5:33:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, a State trooper noticed two vehicles parked on the grass at the Quabbin Reservoir "middle entrance.”

Testing. Dry run. Now they know that there are eyes so next time they'll have to recruit a driver. Or they were the distraction from the real mission. If they'd been named Billy Joe or Bubba, their names and mug shots would be all over MSNBC this morning. What's the status of their student visas? If they've recently graduated, will their visas expire before their court date giving them an excuse to leave?

84 posted on 05/15/2013 5:34:26 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: grannie9

He should stay on this story.

Freepers can text Jeff @680680.

His radio program is on from 6:00-9:00am. And he’s back on from 11:00a.m. to noon.

I also sent this report to Drudge.


85 posted on 05/15/2013 5:36:07 AM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Not sure why they would say you need a truckload?

“Moreover, the ability of waterborne pathogens to cause massive outbreaks has been demonstrated. In 1993, a huge outbreak of cryptosporidiosis occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cryptosporidium organisms passed undetected through two water treatment plants and are estimated to have caused more than 403,000 illnesses and 4,400 hospitalizations among the 800,000 customers served by the water system.19 Although this incident was not the result of bioterrorism, it demonstrated to public health professionals the vulnerabilities of populations to microbial contamination of treated water supplies. Cryptosporidium was first identified in 1907, but it was not recognized as a source of waterborne disease until 1987 when it was associated with a 15,000-person outbreak in a filtered system in Georgia.20 This suggests that there is much work to be done in improving our understanding of drinking water as a source of community illness.”

more here...

http://www.upmchealthsecurity.org/website/resources/publications/2006/2006-06-15-watersecuritypolicy.html


86 posted on 05/15/2013 5:36:49 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: kearnyirish2

“Seven Mohammedan Chemical Engineering grads wandering around Boston’s main water supply after midnight last night. Nothing to see here. Move along.”

Just a little late-night reconnaissance. [Critique snipped ‘cause I don’t want to make their job easier.]


87 posted on 05/15/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Flick Lives

Terrorist don’t have to do major damage just work on Psyche of the people. Thats what terrorism is. Our panic along with the governments actions will do the trick. Look at the Boston aftermath. Mission success.


88 posted on 05/15/2013 5:38:00 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

trial


89 posted on 05/15/2013 5:41:30 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: caww

“If I lived in an area with rapid dogs...”


You mean, like, greyhounds?

I think you meant rabid dogs. : )


90 posted on 05/15/2013 5:43:14 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The only thing more amazing than how stupid they think we are, is how stupid we REALLY are in letting them pull this stuff! After all that has happened, for foreign nationals (particularly muslims or from muslim countries) to have the gonads to do stuff like this is just beyond unbelievable!!!

Way past time to weed these people out...

91 posted on 05/15/2013 5:43:38 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: ransacked

See tagline.


92 posted on 05/15/2013 5:49:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

We get our water from there - quite good. Has some real history.

The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was built between 1930 and 1939. Today along with the Wachusett Reservoir, it is the primary water supply for Boston, some 65 miles (105 km) to the east, as well as 40 other communities in Greater Boston. It also supplies water to three towns west of the reservoir and acts as backup supply for three others.[1] It has an aggregate capacity of 412 billion US gallons (1.56 km3) and an area of 38.6 square miles (99.9 km²).

The Quabbin was formed by inundating the Swift River Valley, a drainage basin lying entirely within the state, by damming the river and a col, through which Beaver Brook would have otherwise provided another outlet for its water. When construction began in 1936 the Swift River was redirected from its riverbed through a diversion tunnel. On August 14, 1939, that tunnel was sealed with rock. Over the next seven years the waters of the Quabbin Reservoir slowly rose behind the newly completed Winsor Dam, an earth-filled structure 2,640 feet (800 m) long, rising 170 feet (52 m) above the riverbed, and the slightly smaller Goodnough Dike. The water gradually submerged the roads that had linked the towns. It swallowed all but the peaks of about sixty hills and mountains, transforming Prescott Ridge into Prescott Peninsula.

During the time in which the reservoir was forming, the eventual bed of the reservoir was used as the Quabbin Reservoir Precision Bombing and Gunnery Range. The range was used by planes from both Hanscom Army Air Field and Westover Army Air Field.

Quite Towns disincorporated

The Quabbin's creation required the flooding, and thus the disincorporation, in April 1938, of four towns: Dana (located in Worcester County), Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott (all located in Hampshire County). The land remaining from the disincorporated towns was added to surrounding municipalities, including Belchertown, Pelham, New Salem, Petersham, Hardwick and Ware. One additional town on the reservoir is Shutesbury, in Franklin County. Because of New Salem's annexation of the Prescott Peninsula, a large wedge of land shifted from Hampshire County to Franklin County. Today, the majority of the reservoir lies in either New Salem or Petersham.

In addition, thirty-six miles of the Boston and Albany Railroad's Athol Branch were abandoned (originally the Springfield, Athol and Northeastern Railroad). Route 21, formerly reaching Athol, was truncated to the south side of the reservoir, and new roads—now US 202 and Route 32A—were built on each side.

When the buildings in the towns flooded by the reservoir were destroyed, the cellars were left intact. Old roads that once led to the flooded towns can be followed to the water's edge. Not all elements of the towns were flooded, however. Town memorials and cemeteries in the four towns were moved to Quabbin Park Cemetery, located on Route 9 in Ware, just off the Quabbin's lands. Many other public buildings were moved to other locations. For example, the Prescott First Congregational Church was moved to South Hadley.[4]

Because of state restrictions, most areas around the reservoir are accessible only by foot, through fifty-five surrounding gates. Few people ever go into the deep woods, and it has become a wildlife area. Bald eagles, moose, deer, coyotes, black bears, foxes, and bobcats share the habitat, among others. Large portions of Dana are on higher ground, and its remains, predominantly cellar holes, as well as the former town green (where a historic stone marker was placed) can be visited. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quabbin_Reservoi

93 posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:29 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Biggirl
Guns cannot protect us from Cancer agents placed in our water supply.
The time for profiling is a decade overdue.
94 posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:37 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism needs a re-awakening plan for the American public)
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To: DeWalt

Exactly, that’s why we just saw a Saudi fly in with a pressure cooker -continually stoke fear in between what are relatively rare attacks.


95 posted on 05/15/2013 5:52:17 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: daniel1212

It has a very interesting history.


96 posted on 05/15/2013 5:54:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MaxMax

Cancer is caused by other factors.


97 posted on 05/15/2013 5:55:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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+++++++++++ THE LSM WILL NOT REPORT THIS STORY NATIONALLY +++++++++++

++++++++ PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO LOW INFO AQUAINTENCES ++++++++

98 posted on 05/15/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

News of Abassi’s arrest came Thursday, when U.S. documents were unsealed that shed light on both Abassi and Esseghaier.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/05/10/toronto_terror_plot_third_man_arrested_had_difficulty_returning_to_canada_from_tunisia.html

The documents detail how FBI had been trailing Abassi since his arrival in March. Their terrorist task force included an undercover agent who, according to documents, recorded hours of conversations with Abassi in which he described plans for terrorist acts in U.S. and abroad. Among them was an alleged plan to kill up to 100,000 people by “contaminating the air or water with bacteria.”


99 posted on 05/15/2013 5:59:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Biggirl
It seems to me that it would take tons of any agent to do any damage.
And the biological stuff would be killed by the Chlorine. I cannot imagine what
a terrorist could use to contaminate a large water supply and be effective.
100 posted on 05/15/2013 6:01:00 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism needs a re-awakening plan for the American public)
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