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Here's how to Deter Putin...DO IT NOW!
JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | March 1, 2014 | Jeff Head

Posted on 03/01/2014 10:38:19 PM PST by Jeff Head

Here's how you stop and deter Putin. it is how George Bush got the job done in 2008 in Georgia.

Bush started out by talking to him face to face in Beijing and letting him know, man to man, that it was not going to go as Putin imagined.


Bush faces down Putin at Beijing Olympics over Georgia

We had military advisors already on the ground there. Bush immediately expedited the return of 2,000 members of Georgia's 31st Light Infantry Battalion who had been fighting beside US Marines in Afghanistan.

He then sent in more US personnel and material on C-130s and C-17s...direct to Tiblisi and immediately (which is what we should be doing right now to Kiev). When those US C-17s and C-130s went in, they had a lot of US personnel on them in addition to the supplies and material...and that was in addition to the military personnel we already had there.

Bush did not pull those out...he added more to it and made it clear to Putin that a push into and through Tiblisi was going to put the US Military in the line of fire and that Putin DID NOT WANT TO DO THAT.

In addition, in short order, three US warships and three NATO warships entered the Black Sea. Some brought supplies, others stood by and defended them. The three NATO warships and one of the US warships were top of the line surface combatants with two AEGIS vessels and two other guided-missile vessels.

Putin knew that Bush meant what he said. He had seen it already time and again over the seven years prior. He consiodered the cost of rolling over those US personnel and what the consequences would be, and he knew there would be very severe consequences with a heavy interest payment.

The following are all pictures from the events of the day, during the Georgian crisis, of us material, more advisors, equipment flowing in. Of US advisors already on the ground and training Georgian forces immediately prior to and during the crisis, and US and NATO warships all sent into the Black Sea during the crisis.


US C-130 Aircraft being off loaded at Tiblisi


US C-17 Aircraft being off loaded at Tiblisi


US C-17 Aircraft departing Ramstein for Tiblisi


US Advisor congratualting Georgian soldiers


US Advisors training Georgian soldiers


US Advisors training Georgian soldiers


US Advisors training Georgian soldiers


US General congratualting Georgian soldiers


Georgian soldiers returning from Afghanistan


Georgian soldiers being blessed by Orthodox Georgian Priest on returning from Afghanistan


US Naval personnel offloading material


US Coast Guard Cutter arrives and cosk at Georgian Port


US Coast Guard Cutter entering the Black Sea


US Navy Command Ship enters the Black Sea


US Navy AEGIS Destroyer enters the Black Sea


Spanish AEGIS Destroyer enters the Black Sea


German Guided-missile Destroyer enters the Black Sea


Polish Guided-missile Frigate enters the Black Sea

Bush drew a stark line in the sand...and he did it with the US military even as the Russian forces were nearing the capitol...and Putin paused, and then stopped, and negotiated.

Now THAT'S how you deter a man like Putin. Stop talking and start acting.


TOPICS: Russia; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: crimea; georgiacrisis; nobama; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; surrendermonkeys; ukraincrisis; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
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We need this type of leadership niow...or we may see first the Ukraine, and then the Balkans, and later mopre of Eastern Europe descend back into Russian denomination, which could start a truly major war. Stop him now...it will not get easier later.
1 posted on 03/01/2014 10:38:20 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
In order to do what Bush did, Obama would first have to reinstate all the he-man generals and admirals that he dismissed. The current military leadership couldn't pull off what Bush's military did.

-PJ

2 posted on 03/01/2014 10:40:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Noumenon; joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; DollyCali; RobFromGa; k.trujillo; ...
FYI...the best hope for stopping Putin.


2014 UKRAINE CRISIS - RUSSIA TAKES CRIMEA

3 posted on 03/01/2014 10:42:18 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Political Junkie Too
To the contrary, we still have plenty of Colonels and 1st line Generals and Admirals who could. They would just have to let them.

But our effeminate, metro-sexual President will not do so. He is being "more flexible," don't you know?

4 posted on 03/01/2014 10:44:12 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

That won’t happen with Obama and his military advisors who know what is what have all been replaced by PC toadies. None of them would read this post and feel anything but disgusted with such maneuvers.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 10:46:11 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jeff Head
Georgia/Грузя is one thing, the Ukraine is something else. Vladimir Putin is NOT going to just sit there and let George Soros, Monsanto, and the US state department walk off with the Ukraine. Once Putin stopped the Georgian invasion of autonomous South Ossetia, he had no other really pressing business in Georgia.
6 posted on 03/01/2014 10:46:56 PM PST by varmintman
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To: All

You guys act like Reagan is president. The number one value this laughing stock nation of ours now exports is gay rights. Take off your Cold War glasses. We are the commies now.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 10:48:23 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Jeff Head

Obama has hollowed out the US military - and its not in a position to stop Russia.

Obama is many things but he is no Harry Truman. The Russians know he will do nothing.

They have seen the measure of the man on Syria and he punted. His threats won’t cow them.

And such sanctions as Russia will face are bearable.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 10:48:30 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jeff Head

That would indeed work. The question is why? The first maidan movement was turned violent by Nazi quoting Right Sector types who violently overthrew the seat in Kiev. They did it without the slightest proof they represent a majority. They were just more violent.

So why should we risk war with Nuclear Russia for people who are enthusiastically supported by the MSM, Kerry, McCain, Hillary, Obama, and the EU leadership?


9 posted on 03/01/2014 10:50:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jeff Head

Putin is testing Obama, because he knows Obama doesn’t have what it takes. Nobody in the White House has what it takes.

It’s the price of electing a fool as President.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 10:50:23 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jeff Head

Right or wrong, The chances of Russia giving up on Ukraine are about as good as O proving his eligibility for office ( or Hilly receiving the Miss Congenity Award).


11 posted on 03/01/2014 10:51:25 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: Jeff Head
We need this type of leadership niow..

we don't have this type of leadership now, not even close.

12 posted on 03/01/2014 10:53:22 PM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Jeff Head.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 10:53:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DesertRhino; Jeff Head

Maybe 1% people in that crowd are neo-nazi', therefore we hould condemn all Ukrainians to foreign domination??

14 posted on 03/01/2014 10:54:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





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It's Time to Get This One Done!

15 posted on 03/01/2014 10:54:18 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Bttt


16 posted on 03/01/2014 11:00:03 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: Jeff Head

Nice idea, wrong administration.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 11:04:55 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: GeronL

A) You just made up that 1% number.

B) That number is an microscopic fraction of the Ukraine’s population. The occupy crowd was just as numerous and more widespread.

C) The Nazi sympathizing factions took over that square with an iron fist by mid december.

D) The actual Nazi party was very very small in the beginning, but nobody dared stand against them. Just like radical islamists, they don’t need to be the majority to call the tune. Their violent nature makes others afraid to oppose them.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 11:05:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jeff Head

Bull. Apart from breakaway regions Georgia had a stable pro-American government. In Ukraine you don’t have any stable government but uncontrolled armed groups of whatsoever affiliation running wild with all kinds of weapons. Kiev doesn’t control a thing there as far as a dozen Russians arrives at major airbase and captures it without a shot fired. And Ukrainian naval flagship flies a Russian St.Andrew.
Not even a Ukrainian military decided which is their side, let alone Ukrainian people and you want to intervene, on part of whom?
Imagine a US warship sunk or aircraft shotdown. Whom will you blame for it? Russians, Muslims, Nazis, Anarchists, Isolationists?


19 posted on 03/01/2014 11:06:29 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: DesertRhino

There aren’t enough “neo-nazi’s” in Ukraine to fill that picture.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 11:06:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jeff Head

The question IS.. not what Obama is doing to stop Putin...... it is
What is Obama doing to AID PUTIN?..

To imply these two guys are on opposite sides of the fence.. is to strain credulity..
The Ukraine can become the new eastern Europe..

The Russians WANT the USSR back again..
AND will probably get it..

Not that it ever really left..
NO Russian(in Russia) has ever known actual FREEDOM...
Probably don’t even want it.. slavery is cultural there..

Same is true in China.. cultures of political slaves..
Democracy is FOR PROMOTING socialism..
The dictatorship of the proletariat.. (you know givernment)..


21 posted on 03/01/2014 11:06:55 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Jeff Head

We are represented by pansies and pimps and the whole world knows it!


22 posted on 03/01/2014 11:08:10 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Jeff Head

About 50% of Russia’s federal budget is paid for by oil and gas revenue. There’s a pipeline from Ukraine that supplies Russian gas to Turkey. Turkey has two LNG conversion facilities. One is located near the Bosporus and near the pipeline. To thwart Russia now and forever: 1. Issue the permits for the Cove Point LNG liquidification facility in MD. 2. Ditto for the one in the Gulf of Mexico. 3. Work with Turkey and Ukraine to use the pipeline and reverse the flow to feed natural gas into Europe including Ukraine via shipments of LNG. Expand the pipeline as necessary. 4. Ignore Russian protests as once again we beggar the f*****S.

It’s time to wage economic warfare.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 11:10:46 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: GeronL

You are on the side of McCain, Kerry, the MSM, Hillary, Soros, Obama, the EU leadership and bankers. Hell, McCain appeared on stage with them back in December.

They are 100% wrong, everywhere, on everything. What’s more likely, that they all suddenly got one right,,, or that you are being mislead by their propaganda?


24 posted on 03/01/2014 11:12:45 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Luke21
In the last couple of years I have to admit that I have come around to pretty much the same point of view. The foreign policy establishment is not working for the benefit of the American people.

BTW, the European Union is not working for the benefit of European peoples either, and they deserve their fair share of blame for the Ukraine situation.

25 posted on 03/01/2014 11:16:50 PM PST by TheMole
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To: DesertRhino

I am not on the side of McCain, Kerry and stuff.

I am also not on the side of the Russia autocrat who is invading sovereign countries.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 11:19:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Luke21

Painful to admit ... but essentially true.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 11:20:29 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Ironically, Stalin purged his general officer corps in the years before Hitler invaded. His stupidity damn near cost him his country,


28 posted on 03/01/2014 11:21:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

How do we know that Putin and Obama are not in cahoots with one another and that all this is not premeditated?


29 posted on 03/01/2014 11:21:51 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Jeff Head

Fantastic post and collection of photos.

Yet how can we drum up such leadership right now?


30 posted on 03/01/2014 11:23:10 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: GeronL

“I am not on the side of McCain, Kerry and stuff.”

Mere semantics, because your position and their’s is exactly the same.
Soros, Kerry, the MSM, Obama, McCain, the EU leadership, and Hillary agree with you 100% that this is a non-Nazi lead, popular uprising, that expresses the honest will of the Ukrainian nation.
Does that give you any pause at all?


31 posted on 03/01/2014 11:24:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
The "neo-nazi's" had at most 8.5% of the vote, no telling how many of those votes were just protest votes either. There is no chance they are leading the opposition.

They are also not even close to a majority in Parliament that ousted the cretin Yanukovych with a large majority.

32 posted on 03/01/2014 11:28:14 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jeff Head

Russia still controls all disputed territory with Georgia. The Russians won. Don’t try to spin it into an American victory.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 11:29:16 PM PST by Eternal_Bear
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To: GeronL

And understand. Im not trying to be a jerk here. But it truly is a “who’s who” line up of the people who are the sworn enemies of American and human freedom everywhere on earth.

They brought us Egypt, Libya, Syria. They fought against the constitutionalists in Honduras. They fight Israel. They are aggressively spreading homosexuality as America’s most important value in diplomacy. They are purging any references to Islam in all terrorist law enforcement training.

Why is THIS crowd suddenly standing with the Maidan protesters? Food for thought, that’s what i’m saying.


34 posted on 03/01/2014 11:34:42 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jeff Head
Jeff,

Avoiding the questions whether the US has an issue in the Ukraine or not, and whether Putin had achieved his objectives in Georgia, the fact that President Bush could act as a he did was that by then the world knew that one could trust him to do what he said. Putin k-n-e-w that the US troops would really act as a tripwire.

If Obama would follow your advice I am afraid that could be a recipe for disaster. He has shown himself so weak during his previous five years in office that the Russians may well try and test him - something that could either lead to a world war - or massive loss of US prestige.

35 posted on 03/01/2014 11:35:47 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: GeronL

>>They are also not even close to a majority in Parliament that ousted the cretin Yanukovych with a large majority.

I won’t dispute, you are right. The problem is revolution is over and someone has to be in charge. And it is not all of these enthusiastic protestors.


36 posted on 03/01/2014 11:36:00 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: varmintman

Nope. This is not Libya.


37 posted on 03/01/2014 11:40:26 PM PST by Psalm 144 (1. Sow. 2. Reap. 3. Eat the result.)
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To: DesertRhino
So much better to stand with an autocrat who poisons and imprisons his opposition, controls the media with an iron fist, hands control of industries to his pals, invades sovereign countries??

Of course, those are the values we should stand for?

...

Trying to blame the protest on a tiny fringe element is exactly like trying to say all TEA Party activity is Westboro Baptist Church. It is dishonest to its core.

I don't care what the commies are doing or saying. I am not going to pretend that millions of people who just threw off shackles need new ones in Russian. I am not going to pretend that painting millions of Ukrainians as NAZI's makes any more sense than calling the TEA party racists.

As I see it

A sovereign country rallied against an autocrat. The legitimate Parliament voted to legally and Constitutionally remove him from office. A foreign power has invaded this sovereign country.

38 posted on 03/01/2014 11:42:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL; DesertRhino

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3127884/posts
(See posts #48 and #56.)


39 posted on 03/01/2014 11:48:55 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

We still have some prestige?

I am shocked. lol


40 posted on 03/01/2014 11:49:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

San Marino still respects us, and we’re working on Vanuatu, right now.


41 posted on 03/01/2014 11:50:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

lol


42 posted on 03/01/2014 11:51:16 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DesertRhino

Food for over-simplification slander is more like it.

43 posted on 03/01/2014 11:52:30 PM PST by BlueDragon (Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.Proverbs 29:18)
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To: GeronL; dfwgator

Cynics both of you! :-)


44 posted on 03/01/2014 11:52:58 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Jeff Head

btt


45 posted on 03/02/2014 12:01:51 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: GeronL

“So much better to stand with an autocrat who poisons and imprisons his opposition, controls the media with an iron fist, hands control of industries to his pals, invades sovereign countries??”

Obama?


46 posted on 03/02/2014 12:10:51 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

As I’ve been saying for a while, I think it quite possible there are no, or very few, good guys involved with this.

We should stay out of it.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 12:11:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BlueDragon

Nope, sorry. I point out the undeniable observation that Kerry, Obama, the MSM, McCain, the EU leaders, Hillary, Soros, etc are all on one side. I note that they are in almost constant harmony in their desire to spread radicalism and anti freedom values.

I ask if its more likely that they’ve all changed and are now on the side of good, or if they are selling us a bill of goods.

You can only respond that its slander. Use a real argument or it becomes clear you cannot refute mine.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 12:17:51 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: FreedomPoster

That’s far too sensible to be seriously considered. I’m amazed that people would love to see re-enactments of European attacks on Kharkov, Donetsk, Kiev, or Sevastopol.
And even better, they can almost taste using US forces too.

Its utterly insane.

The Russians always believe that Europe wants to invade every few decades. That is their justification for buffer zones. Damned if we don’t seem to prove every theory they have.


49 posted on 03/02/2014 12:25:05 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jeff Head

Here’s how to Deter Putin...DO IT NOW!

Cancel the Sochi Olympics!


50 posted on 03/02/2014 12:30:32 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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