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Welcome Congressman Duncan Hunter - LIVE Thread (virtual Free Republic press Conference)
From San Diego, CA | 8/13/07 | Duncan Hunter/Freepers

Posted on 08/13/2007 1:24:44 PM PDT by pissant

To members of Free Republic and friends, I would like to introduce a candidate for President of the United States and the current congressman from the 52nd district of California, Duncan Hunter!! To Americans who value the patriotism and missions of our Armed Forces, to those who want to put fear into the hearts of our adversaries from Beijing to Tehran, to those who value the rule of law when it comes to illegal immigration, to those who realize that the unborn deserve full legal protection beginning at conception, to those who believe Peace through Strength is far more than a motto, to those who do not like giving communist China unfettered access to our markets while they cheat at every turn, to those who want to halt and reverse losses of US sovereignty to global entities, and to those who want the GOP to return to Reaganism, Mr. Hunter is the Best choice.

Congressman Hunter currently is the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, after spending the previous 4 years as its chair. He is an original co-sponsor of the Fair Tax bill and he is the author of the Secure Borders bill, signed by President Bush in 2006, which mandates 800+ miles of double fence across the smuggling corridors of the SW. He also is the man who has led the fight against NAFTA’s Mexican truckers having free reign on our roads, has forced congressional oversight of the executive branch’s ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ with Canada and Mexico, and was instrumental in saving our military intelligence officers from having to jump through bureaucratic hoops unrelated to combat.

A Vietnam combat Veteran himself, he currently has a son in the Marine Corps, Capt. Duncan Duane Hunter who is busy hunting jihadis in Afghanistan after two tours in Iraq. Congressman Hunter has been the anti-dote to the liberals in Congress doing their damndest to cut and run from the battlefield. Mr. Hunter knows that this war is our generation’s calling, and “the only way we can leave is to WIN”.

Below are 15 questions we compiled last month on Free Republic, which we sent to Congressman Hunter a few weeks ago. They are followed by his answers. This is the springboard we will use to kick off Mr. Hunter’s live “virtual press conference” on FR today.

Please stop by and say hello and you may post additional questions. HOWEVER, Please realize that time limitations will prevent him from answering all the questions you may have. Though he may get time later to forward answers to many left unaddressed during this session.

Please drop Jim Robinson a note of thanks as well. For not only hosting this event, but for having the best conservative website in the country!

Also, no disruptors allowed. Your posts will be removed.

The following is our Kickoff Q&A session:


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To: Duncan Hunter

Thank you Congressman Hunter!


151 posted on 08/13/2007 2:09:13 PM PDT by hawkboy (Duncan Hunter '08!)
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To: Duncan Hunter
I just got here and haven't read the thread, but am wondering if you have any thoughts on the NASA program Moon, Mars and Beyond set up by Pres Bush a couple years ago. Should that program continue?

And another space item: Should the US continue to be a signatory to the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty?

152 posted on 08/13/2007 2:09:32 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Sir, I am strongly for helping our allies in Israel, but the projected foreign aid per annum seems very high to me, considering our huge trade deficits, and the $4,000 per second the Iraq war is costing us. What would be your recommendation for financial aid for Israel, Sir? Thank you.


153 posted on 08/13/2007 2:09:43 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Sir, why are you the only candidate who openly recognizes the economic and potential military threat posed by Red China?


154 posted on 08/13/2007 2:10:03 PM PDT by Lexinom (http://www.gohunter08.com Don't let the press pick our candidates)
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To: pissant
Congressman Hunter: We’ve been told by major proabortion GOP candidates to not worry about their stands on abortion, as it’s not an issue they will do anything on, and they may even appoint some prolife federal judges.

But isn’t there more to it? What impact does the Presidential nominee have on the Party platform and the cross-section of RNC membership for the next four years? What will YOUR role be on the Life issue and the Party platform when you are nominated?

155 posted on 08/13/2007 2:10:31 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Sir,

With few exceptions, yourself included, conservatives often get to Washington, drink the water and join as you so aptly put it, the “Kennedy wing of the Republican Party”.

What can we do to ensure that when conservatives are elected and get to DC that they operate under the assumption that bipartisanship means to get the OTHER guys to vote conservative.

We have been very disappointed in some of our folks as of late.
..


156 posted on 08/13/2007 2:10:44 PM PDT by HonestConservative ((If not for ear marks hoisted by people like Murtha, our infrastructure could be improved))
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To: KingSnorky

You may have noticed the recent interception of weapons from European smugglers to Insurgents in Baghdad. Good intelligence is the primary tool for the interdiction of arms shipments. However, the reality is that the borders of Iraq are enormously porous, our human intelligence apparatus is still recovering from the Clinton Era and the prospects for stemming the flow of arms into any Middle East country are dim. Iran has been proven to have provided deadly bombs which have been used against Americans in Iraq. As a result, at this point our nation has total license to destroy any sources, supply lines, or training facilities that support these anti-American activities. Further, should the Iranians continue down the path of nuclear weapons development, the United States must have plans to prevent the acquisition by Iran of a nuclear device. As President, I will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.


157 posted on 08/13/2007 2:11:24 PM PDT by Duncan Hunter
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To: Duncan Hunter; HonestConservative

“Let us know Rep. Hunter what we can do to help. You know where to find us! We will be happy to give you a ping list!”

I ditto that, and what do you think of Free Republic Duncan Hunter supporters each writing a letter to the editor, after they contribute to your campaign, of course. :)


158 posted on 08/13/2007 2:12:07 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-life/borders, understands Red China threat! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Thank you for your response. God bless!


159 posted on 08/13/2007 2:12:10 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Lexinom; Duncan Hunter
hi lexinom, re your:Sir, why are you the only candidate who openly recognizes the economic and potential military threat posed by Red China?

Bingo.

160 posted on 08/13/2007 2:12:54 PM PDT by ProCivitas (Duncan Hunter '08: Pro-Family + Fair Trade = Pro-America)
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To: Duncan Hunter
That said, wasteful projects should be eliminated, and their authors held politically accountable.

Thank you sir. I don't have any issue with military expenditures (and other constitutional items), but it's insane that a taxpayer of Georgia funds the Massachusetts "Big Dig", or bridges in Alaska. I'm all for each state spending their own monies for their own state projects. Is there anything you would do as President to curb/limit such projects?

161 posted on 08/13/2007 2:13:02 PM PDT by 4CJ (Annoy a liberal, honour Christians and our gallant Confederate dead)
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To: Duncan Hunter

As President, I will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
***Would that mean an invasion if push came to shove?


162 posted on 08/13/2007 2:13:08 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: pissant
Welcome to FreeRepublic, Congressman Hunter.

I hope that we FReepers can help win you the Republican nomination, and then into the White House.

These are dangerous times we live in, and I honestly believe that you are the best man to lead America at this time in history.

164 posted on 08/13/2007 2:13:58 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: pissant

Thank You Congressman Hunter.

My wife and I will be voting for you in the CA primary.


165 posted on 08/13/2007 2:15:00 PM PDT by A message
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To: Duncan Hunter
To the Honorable Congressman Duncan Hunter:

Please continue your challenge to win the GOP nomination for the 2008 election. You are the only real choice that conservatives have to support in the upcoming election.

Question: What two or three things must be accomplished to elevate your message to the GOP voters to gain traction and increasing support so that the media must focus attention on your candidacy? What specifically can we do to help you get your message out?

Our prayers and support are with you. - OB1

166 posted on 08/13/2007 2:15:13 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: pissant
Rep. Hunter....It was certainly a pleasure meeting you in Murrells Inlet, SC. You absolutely have my vote!


167 posted on 08/13/2007 2:15:34 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Duncan Hunter

How can all political bias in the mainstream media all over the world truly be ended for always and truly replaced by fair and balanced media coverage on all of the issues for always?


168 posted on 08/13/2007 2:15:53 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Duncan Hunter

Mr Hunter, thank you so much for coming to our forums. My only question is: what steps you would take if Iran made any new moves to acquire nuclear weapons/technology?


169 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:14 PM PDT by oakcon
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To: lonevoice

Duncan Hunter it is.


170 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:35 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Thank You Congressman Hunter.

My wife and I will be voting for you in the CA primary.


171 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:50 PM PDT by A message
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To: pissant

Do I need to post my question directly to Congressman Hunter?


172 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:53 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue-it is the business of all humanity.)
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To: pissant

A great big welcome to the Next President of the United States, Duncan Hunter!

Great answer on God in public view too!

Thank you for your service and thank you for your son’s service too.

May God Bless you and yours.


173 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:54 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: Duncan Hunter
Congressman Hunter,

It's a pleasure to have you here with us. I recently donated to your campaign because I've never heard a statement from you that I didn't like. This thread has been no different. Keep up the good work.

174 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:59 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Duncan Hunter

What’s your view of the Constitution Party?


175 posted on 08/13/2007 2:17:46 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: pissant

You are so right! Duncan Hunter you are the CLEAR CHOICE for President. I know you can turn out nation back in the right direction for a change. There is no other candidate out there that stands so firmly on what he believes and you tell it like it is. STRAIGHT AND TRUE!


176 posted on 08/13/2007 2:18:05 PM PDT by sierrascrapper (DUNCAN HUNTER 08 for more info visit www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Lexinom; Duncan Hunter
Sir, why are you the only candidate who openly recognizes the economic and potential military threat posed by Red China?

The only GOP candidate. I've seen where Dem candidates including Hillary and Obama address China from this respect. I think it's an issue ripe for the Dems to exploit and I'm glad Congressman Hunter was first into the fray on this critical issue.

177 posted on 08/13/2007 2:19:01 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Duncan Hunter
Dear Congressman Hunter,

First of all, thank you so much for joining us on FR. It's very appreciated.

If you do not succeed in winning the GOP nomination, which other candidates do you feel are worthy of your support? Would you accept a VP nomination? Would you accept a Cabinet position, and, if so, where do you believe you could have the most positive impact?

Again, thank you for you time and presence.

178 posted on 08/13/2007 2:19:22 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: lonevoice

American Soldiers and Marines must have the ability to

1) destroy the enemy
2) protect themselves

These requirements are interpreted by battlefield commanders who adopt specific rules according to the area of operations. For example: a crowded city is not a free-fire zone, while a situation like the second battle of Fallujah where the civilian population is evacuated is much different. Urban fighting is extremely difficult, because the enemy is often revealed only as they expose weapons immediately prior to their attack. Most battlefield commanders take this into consideration when laying out rules of engagement in specific situations. My recommendation is always to enact ROE’s that favor the survival of U.S. Troops.


179 posted on 08/13/2007 2:19:28 PM PDT by Duncan Hunter
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To: Rockitz

Me too.


180 posted on 08/13/2007 2:20:01 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Duncan Hunter

When elected, if Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are still incarcerated, what would you do, if anything?


181 posted on 08/13/2007 2:20:49 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: pissant

In my opinion, a politician must seize political opportunity in order to win...which might be more difficult than it sounds.

However, I can identify at least one political opportunity currently ripe for plucking: the news media isn’t asking Senator Hillary Clinton “the hard questions.”

Now, people may disagree with my examples below of hard questions, but the principle stands even if the true “hard questions” are different from the following examples.

If I was a political advisor for Mr. Hunter, I would suggest asking these questions that “the news media won’t ask” in order to shock the news establishment as well as become “newsworthy” on a regular basis...hitting her with a new “hard question” on a regular basis.

My own examples of what the news media won’t ask her:
1. Should U.S. or UN food aid be given to Zimbabwe
2. Should China and India keep their Kyoto emission compliance exemptions
3. Should Chinese firms be required to carry product liability insurance in the U.S.
4. Should the U.S. go to war over Kosovo (again)
5. Should the Senate filibuster SCOTUS nominees
6. Should Hollywood movies be taxed based upon the number of guns shown therein
7. Should new nuclear power plants be built in the U.S.
8. Should government always grow larger
9. Should a sales tax replace our income tax
10.Would you nominate a practicing Christian to the SCOTUS
11.Should Wall Street be bailed out by the Fed
12.Should all doctors be government employees
13.Should guns be banned
14.Should immigration and borders be open and unlimited
15.Should inner-city parents have school-choice vouchers for their children


182 posted on 08/13/2007 2:21:03 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Duncan Hunter

My Navy son (home on leave from Yokosuka, Japan), sends his regards.


183 posted on 08/13/2007 2:21:16 PM PDT by sneakers (This Pennsylvania gal supports DUNCAN HUNTER for President!)
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To: Duncan Hunter

184 posted on 08/13/2007 2:21:24 PM PDT by william clark (DH4WH08 - Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: freekitty

Rather than base a Presidency on the satisfaction of interest groups, I will work to shape an America where our citizens are more independent of government the day I leave the White House than when I take office.


185 posted on 08/13/2007 2:21:25 PM PDT by Duncan Hunter
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To: Duncan Hunter

Thank you Congressman Hunter for your valuable time!

Would you ever consider decriminalizing marijuana or eliminating the “war on drugs” completely? Such a stance would be welcomed by many voters from both sides of the aisle.


186 posted on 08/13/2007 2:21:39 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Duncan Hunter; pissant; Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; ...
Congressman Hunter, It is truly an honor to be on a forum with you especially here in the best truly conservative forum there is. It was a deep thrill of appreciation to many of us here when you showed the honor of standing up for Terri Schiavo during that debate.

I am doubly glad that we have in you a candidate anthentic in the mold of Ronald Reagan and a veteran of those days.

I have no question, only a deeply heartfelt request. Please win.

God bless you.

Ping to warriors on Terri's List and prolifers.

8mm


187 posted on 08/13/2007 2:22:00 PM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Mr. Hunter, you’ve got my vote first chance I get and have already recieved a campaign contribution. I’m praying for your success.

Can you say anything regarding the campaign and how you see a breakout happening for you? You don’t have debt but didn’t take the “shot” that some did by focusing on the Iowa straw poll.


188 posted on 08/13/2007 2:22:18 PM PDT by Greg F (The Congress voted and it didn't count and . . . then . . . it didn't happen at all.)
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To: Duncan Hunter
Congressman,

Many of us in the PetroChem and refining engineering field have watched aghast as critical skills are shipped oversees. (Not to mention all the plans and details of refineries which are pretty much bombs the size of a small city.)

Therefore I applaud you when you recognize that some limits on trade are good and are a strategically important both to our security and economy.

Is it fair or accurate for detractors to call you a “protectionist” in general or an “isolationist”?

189 posted on 08/13/2007 2:22:37 PM PDT by GulfBreeze (Support America, Support Duncan Hunter for President.)
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To: sneakers

I hope to be in Pennsylvania within the next six weeks! I was last there speaking in support of the great Congressman Joe Pitts (Air Force Pilot, Conservative, Patriot).


190 posted on 08/13/2007 2:22:48 PM PDT by Duncan Hunter
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To: Southack

**** 13.Should guns be banned ****

That will earn a violent revolution.


191 posted on 08/13/2007 2:22:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway staaaaaaaaaaaaarrr)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Do you believe in creating term limits for all of Congress?


192 posted on 08/13/2007 2:23:00 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: AnnaZ

I asked about Secretary of Defense back on Post #110.... nothing yet.


193 posted on 08/13/2007 2:23:17 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Supporter in WA State. Just going over the thread now to read your answers. One worrisome problem - wish ALL candidates had the same time to answer questions. I have never seen such a disgraceful manipulation of these so called “debates.” The left has made a sham of them.


194 posted on 08/13/2007 2:23:28 PM PDT by Libertina (If God asks only for 10%, why should government get more?)
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To: Duncan Hunter

Welcome to FreeRepublic, sir!


195 posted on 08/13/2007 2:23:37 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Duncan Hunter

——————————————————————————————Rather than base a Presidency on the satisfaction of interest groups, I will work to shape an America where our citizens are more independent of government the day I leave the White House than when I take office.


I absolutely LOVE this statement from you. This is one of your greatest quotes that America can catch onto!


196 posted on 08/13/2007 2:24:03 PM PDT by sierrascrapper (DUNCAN HUNTER 08 for more info visit www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Duncan Hunter
Congressman Hunter, welcome to free Republic and thank you for your service.

I will be supporting and voting for you in the primary. You sir are the man to lead this nation's fight against the forces that would destroy us.

My best wishes for success in your quest for the Presidency.

197 posted on 08/13/2007 2:24:22 PM PDT by afnamvet (31st TFW Tuy Hoa AFB RVN 68-69 "Return with Honor")
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To: Duncan Hunter

Thank you for saying this, and more, for KNOWING it.


198 posted on 08/13/2007 2:24:25 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: Duncan Hunter
I will not allow their rights to be eroded.

HEAR HEAR!!!

199 posted on 08/13/2007 2:24:43 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: 4CJ

I LOVE this. I hope that it helps to get him the attention that he deserves.

Coulter likes him, and so does George Will. That just about runs the gamut on the right.

Hunter ‘08

If my husband loved me, he’d win the lottery. Then I’d write a big, fat check to the Hunter campaign.


200 posted on 08/13/2007 2:24:45 PM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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