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Christians Embarassed of Proposed "Noah's Ark Amusement Park"
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Posted on 12/07/2010 5:20:13 PM PST by truthfinder9

In a major recession, some brainiacs decided they want to build a $150 million Noah's Ark Amusement Park in Kentucky. The effort is backed by Answers in Genesis, the group that sunk millions into a "creation" museum that highlights their distorted view of science with such things as men living with dinosaurs.

Many Christians are asking, however, aren't there better things to spend this money on?

"Hungry people, missionaries, new churches, charities, all should be higher on the list. This is embarassing," said one churchgoer.

Another added, "How can we afford to waste this money while the government is busy destroying our economy?"

"It's time to reign in these people and put the money to something God would be proud of."


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KEYWORDS: aig; answersingenesis; ark; charities; hungrypeople; kentucky; missionaries; newchurches; noah; noahsark
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1 posted on 12/07/2010 5:20:20 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: truthfinder9

Uh, WHICH Christians are embarrassed? Where’s the link to the story? Or is this just your opinion?


2 posted on 12/07/2010 5:22:30 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: truthfinder9

Brings to mind the old saying, “Just because you have money does not mean that you have any sense.”


3 posted on 12/07/2010 5:23:19 PM PST by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: truthfinder9

Nut case article!

The goon culture never gives up.
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4 posted on 12/07/2010 5:25:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: fuzzybutt

Its a popular place.


5 posted on 12/07/2010 5:26:26 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: truthfinder9
False Christians Embarassed of Proposed "Noah's Ark Amusement Park"

Fixed the title for ya.

6 posted on 12/07/2010 5:27:03 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: truthfinder9
I'm a definite ID’er and I think this is a really stupid idea. This kind of disorder afflicts churches too. My own church is locked into a mess involving several properties and what I think is a half-baked idea about building a new facility to reach more people for Christ. Christians need to give up the big-box model of worship and evangelism. Christ, and him crucified, is the true and original formula.
7 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:59 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: truthfinder9

> “such things as men living with dinosaurs.”

What idiots, our historical literature is loaded with discussions of encounters between men and other animals and dinosaurs, but for some reason they didn’t understand that the correct word was “dinosaur,” so they called the dragons and serpents.
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8 posted on 12/07/2010 5:30:19 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor
Its a popular place.

How can it be a popular place if it is not in existence?

9 posted on 12/07/2010 5:30:48 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Did it ever occur to you that these museums and parks will create an opportunity to preach Christ?
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10 posted on 12/07/2010 5:32:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: SeeSac

the museum is existing, and the park is soon to come.


11 posted on 12/07/2010 5:33:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: DesScorp
Anything that reminds people that God is in Control, and that our grip on life is tenuous and bound to fail unless we are in the Ark (in Christ) - is a worthy investment.
'Christianity' (so called) is acceptable to the World if it descends into Deism, and pretends that God is an old duff who maybe did something billions a years ago, but has been 'hands-off' ever since. The Global Flood says otherwise

The AiG folks aren't holding a gun to people's heads to make them donate their money to this endeavor. Unlike the IRS and our tax dollars ... as we see our tax money used for all sorts of 'worthy causes' - such as propping about abortion mills, and 'evangelizing' the cause of abortion throughout the planet.

12 posted on 12/07/2010 5:36:56 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Alamo-Girl; alstewartfan; betty boop; Blogger; Blood of Tyrants; cheee; DaveLoneRanger; ...

Come and be embarrassed (you can at least act embarrased)


13 posted on 12/07/2010 5:38:04 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: truthfinder9; Jim Robinson; metmom; GodGunsGuts; OneVike

So Mr. Truth Maker... I’d figure with all the things going on in the world a true journalist such as yourself could find a real story instead trumping up one to tear down an organization that has done nothing but good and promoted Christ in an exemplary fashion. Your lack of sources and links by the way is stunning.

At the risk of sounding abusive I will simply post a quote.

A wise man once said, “Idiot”. And he was right.


14 posted on 12/07/2010 5:39:24 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - I have a theory about how Darwin evolved... more soon.)
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To: DesScorp

Its beginning to look like we have a hit-and-run postor here.


15 posted on 12/07/2010 5:42:38 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor

“Hit and run” has been on since 2003. The biggest problem I see is that there is no link, no sources... no real content. It’s a badly written opinion piece by a loser with an agenda.

‘bout sums it up.


16 posted on 12/07/2010 5:46:58 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - I have a theory about how Darwin evolved... more soon.)
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To: truthfinder9

Where’s the article, slick? I searched Noah’s Ark Amusement Park and came up with this: http://www.noahsarkwaterpark.com/
(Is your ticket good for forty days and forty nights?)


17 posted on 12/07/2010 5:51:52 PM PST by tumblindice (Uglier than a hobbit's foot)
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To: Gordon Greene; Jim Robinson; metmom; GodGunsGuts; OneVike

Not sure what you are rambling about, though I bet it made sense in your head. However, if your statement “an organization that has done nothing but good and promoted Christ in an exemplary fashion” refers to AIG, the group that disparages any Christian that disagrees with them, then you best look up “exemplary.”

P.S. The article wasn’t about them. Since you were confused, let me explain it: It was about Christians wasting money on stupid stuff when they should be helping the world around them.


18 posted on 12/07/2010 5:53:02 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: truthfinder9
Embarrassed, eh?

Better things to spend this money on?

"But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. " - from John 12

19 posted on 12/07/2010 5:53:50 PM PST by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: editor-surveyor
the museum is existing, and the park is soon to come.

Miles apart. Not at the same site.

20 posted on 12/07/2010 5:54:15 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

If it is the “false” Christians that care about helping people, we are in more trouble than I thought.


21 posted on 12/07/2010 5:54:42 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: El Cid

Actually they are using some tax money. Who will the park remind? Do you think the non-believers will say, “Hey let’s take the kids to the Ark Park todday!” ? Maybe building churches in all of the unreached parts of this country would be more effective.


22 posted on 12/07/2010 5:57:40 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: Gordon Greene

Helping the poor, that’s a very dispicable agenda. People like you really make Christians look horrible. Keep up the good work.


23 posted on 12/07/2010 6:00:10 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: tumblindice

>Where’s the article, slick? I searched <
Did you use google?

http://www.thirdage.com/news/noahs-ark-highlight-tax-supported-biblical-theme-park_12-7-2010


24 posted on 12/07/2010 6:00:18 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: truthfinder9; Jim Robinson; metmom; GodGunsGuts; OneVike

Flushed out like a stopped up toilet.

Misdirection is the mark of the Evo-Atheist. I won’t even begin to respond to that ignorance... if you can read your reply and then read your post and come up with some logical parallel, then you are exactly as misguided as I assumed.

Try posting an actual story or listing some references and not just your perverted evo-fantasies and maybe I won’t be so hard on you.

AIG believes what they preach. They are an organization built on Christian Apologetics. Answering those who disagree is what they do... I can’t expect someone with your superior intellect to grasp such a simple concept.


25 posted on 12/07/2010 6:01:22 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - I have a theory about how Darwin evolved... more soon.)
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To: truthfinder9

If it could turn a profit and the money then be used for good purposes then there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

I doubt it could turn much of a profit though.


26 posted on 12/07/2010 6:05:46 PM PST by Bullish
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To: Gordon Greene

I’m sure you think yourself a great intellectual, but your self-ignorance is just amazing. Considering that I think evolution is a fraud, you have embarassed yourself even more. Yes, your toliet comment is a sign of great, superior, unmatched brainpower. You are free to be a dutiful foot-soldier for the folks of AIG, I’m sure you have their talking-points ready at a moments notice. This much is obvious because “AIG” is all you saw in that article. I’m sure they trained you to think that way in Thought Camp.


27 posted on 12/07/2010 6:06:36 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: editor-surveyor
the museum is existing,

Ken got over $20 million in 'donations' to build the museum.

Is he making a profit and is he claiming those 'donations' as income?

28 posted on 12/07/2010 6:10:23 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: WorkingClassFilth

There’s a church here in the neighborhood that has a Noah’s Ark-themed playground. I don’t know what the children’s Sunday School is like. I have attended adult services there a few times. My sense of it however is that it is not “big box.” I think “big box” would be simply putting up a basketball goal and letting neighborhood kids play there.

I realize there is a *huge* difference between a neighborhood playground and an amusement park.


29 posted on 12/07/2010 6:10:40 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: SeeSac

“Did you use google?” Yepper.
If you stop and think about it, the the Noah’s Ark
waterpark would be a great place for mass baptisms.


30 posted on 12/07/2010 6:12:36 PM PST by tumblindice (Uglier than a hobbit's foot, dirtier than a geisha's hair--a broken oath)
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To: truthfinder9
Who will the park remind? Do you think the non-believers will say, “Hey let’s take the kids to the Ark Park todday!” ?

And with that attitude, why evangelize at all? Unbelievers won't hear - right?

Its ultimately the Holy Spirit who does the work of converting, but we're given the privilege to spread the Word by whatever means we can. AiG's ministry is to remind people that God's Word is Truth and they are trying to rehabilitate a society that believe that its a myth.
Building a scale replica of an Ark as a counterpoint to the fantasy 'arks' portrayed in most people's minds (e.g., the oversized, unstable, rowboat with a small house on top with the Giraffe sticking its head out of window) is a reasonable way to convey this message.

31 posted on 12/07/2010 6:15:01 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: truthfinder9; Jim Robinson; metmom; GodGunsGuts; OneVike; editor-surveyor

Do you believe what you say you believe deeply enough others opinions don’t shake you? Or is your belief more closely related to a strong opinion?
Nothing frustrates the educated mind more than a differing opinion, yet nothing is more essential to the shoring up of one’s personal conviction. Once again the wise old adage stands the test of time... no pain, no gain.

What I know is you ridicule those who believe in Creation the way it is described in the Bible.

What I know is that your answers are formulaic like Evo’s.

What I know is the title of your “embarrassing” article is Christians Embarassed of Proposed “Noah’s Ark Amusement Park”.

What I also know is that if you believe you’re in good company posting this kind of drivel on freerepublic, then you may be right. There are plenty of those on this site who ridicule and malign anyone who believes the Bible is literal in its depiction of creation.

What I know is your kind makes me ill... your self-righteousness and arrogance is every bit as sickening as the religious zealots on the site who call themselves Atheists and Darwinists. Do you think your posting history is not viewable?

By the way... you may use spell check next time you post a title. Now that’s embarrassing!


32 posted on 12/07/2010 6:17:39 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - I have a theory about how Darwin evolved... more soon.)
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To: El Cid

You miss my point. That money can be used to reach many more people in many more locations. We need to be responsible with our money and multiply it.


33 posted on 12/07/2010 6:19:15 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: truthfinder9

“Since you were confused, let me explain it: It was about Christians wasting money on stupid stuff when they should be helping the world around them.”

That’s their call, not yours. Most americans are spending tons of money on all kinds of stuff at the mall right now as is their right.


34 posted on 12/07/2010 6:32:11 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka! But also remember THAT day Dec 7, 1941.)
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To: Gordon Greene

It’s kind of funny that you accuse me of “ self-righteousness and arrogance” as you write a post full of those things. I posted something you didn’t like and you got angry like a child. That’s the bottom line. You can’t get past that there are people who don’t agree with AIG, that is unfathomable to you. You remind me of a liberal friend who gets all emotional when even the least bit challenged on something.


35 posted on 12/07/2010 6:34:54 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: truthfinder9
"Hungry people, missionaries, new churches, charities, all should be higher on the list."

What about the thirsty? Don't they matter?

36 posted on 12/07/2010 6:37:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper friends!)
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To: truthfinder9

You’re a funny girl! I look forward to your future posts filled with factual information and chock-full of good-will for all mankind!

Bye now!


37 posted on 12/07/2010 6:39:08 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - I have a theory about how Darwin evolved... more soon.)
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To: ari-freedom

It is their right.


38 posted on 12/07/2010 6:39:08 PM PST by truthfinder9
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To: El Cid

” and pretends that God is an old duff who maybe did something billions a years ago, but has been ‘hands-off’ ever since. The Global Flood says otherwise”

In order to get to a multi-billion year universe, one must first deny the flood of Noah. That’s a real problem for OEC’ers.


39 posted on 12/07/2010 6:39:25 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka! But also remember THAT day Dec 7, 1941.)
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To: editor-surveyor

That’s the rationale, of course, and you are free to send your money and spend your vacations at Bibleland amusement park or whatever else some promoter concocts. IMO, there are much worthier endeavors and more immediate concerns for Christians to pursue.


40 posted on 12/07/2010 6:40:46 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: truthfinder9
Here is the actual link

And for the record, I am totally in favor of this project. Among other things, it will employ nearly 1000 people - in these "tough economic" times. And the value of the teaching possible with this place is enormous.

41 posted on 12/07/2010 6:41:54 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Psalm 109:8")
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To: tumblindice
Where’s the article, slick? I searched Noah’s Ark Amusement Park and came up with this: http://www.noahsarkwaterpark.com/

That's a huge waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells...been there.

42 posted on 12/07/2010 6:44:15 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: truthfinder9
the group that disparages any Christian that disagrees with them

Would you please provide one example of this...

43 posted on 12/07/2010 6:45:47 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Psalm 109:8")
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To: editor-surveyor

Sorry sir, perhaps if you’re looking for an idiot, a look in the miror may be appropriate.

Dinosaur: 1841, coined in Modern Latin by Sir Richard Owen, from comb. form of Gk. deinos “terrible” (see dire) + sauros “lizard,” of unknown origin. Figurative sense of “person or institution not adapting to change” is from 1952. Source: Online Etymological Dictionary


44 posted on 12/07/2010 6:56:05 PM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: truthfinder9
I'm puzzled by the idea that the money should have been spent on "the poor" instead of on carpenters, masons, electricians and other construction workers. Isn't putting people to work better than giving them handouts?

As for being embarrassed by the thing, there are worse things to be embarrassed about. I'm not going to get excited about this one.

45 posted on 12/07/2010 7:02:06 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (new book. Info at book-resistancetotyranny.com)
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To: truthfinder9

*Sigh* Part of me has missed these creation/evolution discussions and part of me has grown past them. Did I miss all the pettiness from before, or was it here and I just didn’t notice?

Are there Christians which find the Ark park a little opulent? Duh. Could we say there’s a majority? Not at all. What we have here is an article that quotes a few unnamed “Christians”.

I happen to think there are probably plenty of better callings for money spent in the name of Christ. But this shouldn’t be an opportunity for the little people to stick their little knives into Christianity, or an opportunity to whack-a-skeptic when they come out to do what they always do.


46 posted on 12/07/2010 7:07:29 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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To: truthfinder9
You miss my point.

You actually had several points. I chose to address one.

That money can be used to reach many more people in many more locations. We need to be responsible with our money and multiply it.

I'm not going to discourage people who are passionate about a certain type of Ministry - as long as the ultimate objective is to serve the LORD and uphold HIS Word.

Mary thought it was a worthy Ministry to anoint the LORD's head with expensive oil. Judas disagreed, and was offended by this 'irresponsible' use of money.

Mary thought it was a worthy Ministry to sit at her LORD's feet and listen to HIS Words. Martha disagreed, and was offended by her 'irresponsible' use of time.

From the perspective of the World - Judas and Martha were right. In reality - Mary made the best call...

If people want to support the AiG Ministry - God Bless them.

John 12:3-8 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

47 posted on 12/07/2010 8:17:34 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ari-freedom
In order to get to a multi-billion year universe, one must first deny the flood of Noah. That’s a real problem for OEC’ers.

Agreed - that's why Noah's Flood is attacked with such vehemence.

48 posted on 12/07/2010 8:21:17 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: editor-surveyor

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 12/07/2010 8:35:46 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: JoeFromSidney

Excellent post.


50 posted on 12/07/2010 8:55:42 PM PST by MrInvisible
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