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Paul says he'd lift sanctions on Iran
WCAX ^ | 12-19-07

Posted on 12/19/2007 11:36:37 AM PST by SJackson

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Campaigning in New Hampshire today, Republican Ron Paul says he would lift sanctions on Iran and order the U.S. Navy to pull back from its shores.

Paul says if the U.S. relieved pressure on Iran, people would breathe a sign of relief, interest rates probably would not go up and oil prices probably would drop.

Speaking in Manchester, Paul said the Bush administration has been looking for war with Iran.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911truth; iran; paul; ronpaul; sanctions
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To: Larry Lucido

‘What’s her position on hump day? ‘

Must...not...post....must...not...post....(chuckle)


51 posted on 12/19/2007 12:01:14 PM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: Joe Bfstplk
Sanctions against Iran, Cuba or any nation only hurts U.S. business interests. The rest of the world still trades with them with the resulting benefits.

So you're one of those business folks that things that global trade is a good thing, no matter with whom we trade then? So, trading with people who are dead set on killing you is a good thing? It's not about the BUSINESS trade, it's the principle thereof. Trading with Cuba was banned for a reason. Trading with many of these other countries (based on sanctions against them) is also for a reason.
52 posted on 12/19/2007 12:01:41 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Racehorse
I made a slight mistake a few days ago when I stated flatly that I'd be voting for whomever the Republican party nominates for President.

Don't worry, I will carry as many states as cut and run will, and I do not even have George Soros and the moveon gang backing me.
53 posted on 12/19/2007 12:03:10 PM PST by John D
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To: SJackson

54 posted on 12/19/2007 12:03:33 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: Billthedrill
there wasn’t any war anywhere before the U.S. started going against the Constitution and sending evil imperial robots out to conquer the universe. Have I slipped over into the comic books again or am I in RonPaulLand?

Evil Imperial Robots!!! RonPaulLand is fun!

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Ron Paul rebels: Cheney is building a "Death Blimp"

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has begun construction on a new weapon destined to be the most powerful yet in the American Empire, Ron Paul rebels said today.

The new weapon has been codenamed the "Death Blimp" according to documents captured by the Paul rebels. The documents were intercepted in an e-mail as it passed through the Internet, home to the Paul rebel base.

Lord Rothschild of the Bilderberg group ordered Cheney to begin construction of the massive war machine, rebel spies reported. Ostensibly it is to be used in an upcoming war with Iran, but the Paul rebels fear that the Death Blimp could be used to destroy the rebel fleet, which currently consists of a single rented dirigible. The Empire's new Death Blimp will be at least 25 times the size of the Ron Paul blimp, which is currently patrolling the Eastern coast of the United States on a diplomatic mission.

Some Paul supporters doubt that a blimp that large will be able to fly. "It will go down like a lead zeppelin," remarked Keith Entwistle, a Paul supporter.

But other Paul supporters are preparing for the worst. Hal Jawarski, a Paul volunteer, shovels coal in boiler room one aboard the Ron Paul blimp. He was asked if the Paul blimp could outrun the Death Blimp if required.

"We've outrun large hot-air balloons, not the local hot-air jubilee event balloons, mind you," Jawarski bragged. "I'm talking about the big, corporate-sponsored balloons. She's fast enough."

But the coal and steam powered Ron Paul blimp may not be fast enough to stay ahead of the Death Blimp after all, airship experts say, because the quality of the fuel source also needs to be considered. The Paul blimp burns coal to propel itself, whereas information about the Death Blimp shows that it will use faster burning Federal Reserve dollars--a virtually inexhaustible source of fuel that can be stored in the Death Blimp's massive cargo hold areas. The Federal Reserve dollars will also allow the Death Blimp to inflate much faster than the Paul blimp.

"Well, that's the trick, isn't it?" Jawarski asked after learning of the Death Blimp's fuel source. "And it's going to cost us something extra. We'll have to ask the Paul donors for more blimp money so we can make the jump to high speed."

However, some Paul rebels aren't too worried about the future. They say that even if the Death Blimp survives its solo flight, any use of the Death Blimp against the rebel fleet probably won't occur until after the bombing of Iran.

"Cheney won't be able to bomb Iran on schedule," one Paul rebel predicts. "The public's enthusiasm for the Empire's war plans is lukewarm at best, so we think the Iran attack will be de-Leia'd."

55 posted on 12/19/2007 12:04:15 PM PST by SJackson (uh, Congressman, you know, uh, Gov Huckabee is not selling fascism, he's sending a Christmas message)
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To: SJackson

Ron Paul is as delusional as he is insane.


56 posted on 12/19/2007 12:05:03 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: TracyTucson

Ron Paul’s supporters are running around slapping campaign bumper stickers on cars in parking lots. They’re also conducting similar vandalistic attacks to promote their candidate.

How do I know? I came out from a shopping mall this weekend to see that my truck (which carries no bumper stickers whatsoever) had had a Ron Paul sticker slapped on the back. And when I was driving down 75 in Dallas later on Saturday, I noticed that the Paulians had constructed a guerilla banner and had illegally hung it off the Park Lane overpass (facing and over the southbound lanes) using weighted bags to keep it from flapping.

I wasn’t ever going to vote for Paul, having met the man twice, but this is ridiculous. This is vandalism and potential personal injury (should the weighted bags fall off).


57 posted on 12/19/2007 12:05:16 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: TracyTucson

My Ronnie can get Ross for a running mate?


58 posted on 12/19/2007 12:06:30 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TracyTucson
Ron Paul is the ONLY conservative running in 2008.

Has he ever referred to himself as a conservative? It's just an odd comment for a candidate that has the highest liberal ratings of all the Republican candidates.

59 posted on 12/19/2007 12:07:58 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Questions are free. Answers are $1. Correct answers are $5.)
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To: TracyTucson

um

ok...

NURSE!


60 posted on 12/19/2007 12:08:14 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: Spktyr
I wasn’t ever going to vote for Paul, having met the man twice, but this is ridiculous. This is vandalism and potential personal injury (should the weighted bags fall off).

Not to mention the risk to the road and utility crews forced to take the illegal signs down.

61 posted on 12/19/2007 12:08:14 PM PST by SJackson (uh, Congressman, you know, uh, Gov Huckabee is not selling fascism, he's sending a Christmas message)
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To: dighton

It looks like a new one but with an older date.

Don’t break eye contact, she may get jumpy...


62 posted on 12/19/2007 12:09:27 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: dighton

It looks like a new one but with an older date.

Don’t break eye contact, she may get jumpy...


63 posted on 12/19/2007 12:09:29 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: Ol' Sparky
That out to gain him several more millions from Jew-hating Islamic, Neo-Nazi and white supremacist backers...

Doesn't RP visit the Jones show a lot??? Oh....
64 posted on 12/19/2007 12:10:02 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Spktyr
I noticed that the Paulians had constructed a guerilla banner and had illegally hung it off the Park Lane overpass (facing and over the southbound lanes) using weighted bags to keep it from flapping.

Well it must be in the constitution, because Ron Paul and his supporters would NEVER never do anything that is not in the constitution.
65 posted on 12/19/2007 12:10:36 PM PST by John D
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To: Rick.Donaldson

ping


66 posted on 12/19/2007 12:10:41 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate tag lines but I don't know how...)
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To: Larry Lucido
Sorry, hamburgers are unconstitutional.

I hear that Ben Franklin was trying to get them worked into the second amendment...

67 posted on 12/19/2007 12:12:05 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: MrB

You really believe that were they to get the bomb, they would end up using it on us? The mullahs know that would lead to the end of THEIR lives pretty damned quick. Iran doesn’t have the kind of economy that can support a massive weapons program on the scale of ours, if they ever do, that means the mullahs are gone. All it is is a giant really really expensive military parade, Soviet Style.


68 posted on 12/19/2007 12:13:28 PM PST by Bastiat_Fan
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To: ejonesie22

LOL!!!!!!!


69 posted on 12/19/2007 12:14:43 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: dighton

Zot-a-roni!


70 posted on 12/19/2007 12:16:32 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: ejonesie22

The internet is unconstitutional.


71 posted on 12/19/2007 12:22:50 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: lormand

Oh yeah that is very true, I had not tho...

CLICK!


72 posted on 12/19/2007 12:24:07 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: jrooney

Who do you consider Americas enemies?


73 posted on 12/19/2007 12:24:19 PM PST by JILES19
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To: Spktyr
Central Expressway used to be my stompin' grounds.

Now, it is Research BLVD here in Austin. It is virtually the same with regards to Ron Paul eye pollution.

74 posted on 12/19/2007 12:27:28 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: SJackson
WTF???

No, Ron. Economic pressure is a valid tool for getting Dictators to either right their ways or force the people to get fed up with them and oust them.

It's also entirely ethical from an objectivist/libertarian standpoint. Non-initiation of Force/fraud/theft isn't violated by ostracizing a hostile Nation like this.

75 posted on 12/19/2007 12:27:51 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: JILES19

al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea, Castro, Chavez, Neo-Nazi’s, Truthers and leftwing nut jobs. Many more that would love to see this loser win the whitehouse. I say keep throwing your money at this losing pony because he is not getting anywhere near it and you will not get your money back. His days as a congressman are numbered too.


76 posted on 12/19/2007 12:30:26 PM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul makes Jimmy Carter look tough and Dennis Kucinich look sane.)
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To: Spktyr

That didn’t make you want to run out and vote for him?


77 posted on 12/19/2007 12:30:41 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Notary Sojac
Conservatives know the difference. Sometimes, Republicans don't though. These are the RINO's that think a Rudy McRomney ticket is just "peachy".

Hunter and Thompson are the only two contenders who are both Republican AND conservative.

78 posted on 12/19/2007 12:31:00 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: JILES19
"Who do you consider Americas enemies?"

Iran for one. 30 years of "Death to America" followed by the recent statement by Ahmadinejad that the "US will soon burn in a fiery hell" added to the fact that they ARE enriching uranium.

79 posted on 12/19/2007 12:31:11 PM PST by avacado
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To: Dead Corpse

I’m not sure how effective they’ll be. The NIE undercut the effort, and Putin likely has designs on the region. But they should be tried, certainly prior to more drastic measures. Were Paul a viable candidate, this would be sending a harmful message to our enemies.


80 posted on 12/19/2007 12:31:53 PM PST by SJackson (uh, Congressman, you know, uh, Gov Huckabee is not selling fascism, he's sending a Christmas message)
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To: JILES19
"Who do you consider Americas enemies?"

Survival skills and common sense are not your forte it seems.

81 posted on 12/19/2007 12:32:13 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: Baladas

It made me want to run out and do something, alright - but “vote for him” was not the something it made me want to do.


82 posted on 12/19/2007 12:32:58 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SJackson

I don’t think he is. What he is doing right now is allowing us to identify all the RINO dogwhistles out there.


83 posted on 12/19/2007 12:36:28 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: SJackson

“No war should ever be fought without a declaration of war voted upon by the Congress, as required by the Constitution.

“Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations.

“Too often we give foreign aid and intervene on behalf of governments that are despised. Then, we become despised. Too often we have supported those who turn on us, like the Kosovars who aid Islamic terrorists, or the Afghan jihadists themselves, and their friend Osama bin Laden. We armed and trained them, and now we’re paying the price.

“At the same time, we must not isolate ourselves. The generosity of the American people has been felt around the globe. Many have thanked God for it, in many languages. Let us have a strong America, conducting open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations.”

These words from Ron Paul’s web page regarding the issue of war are fairly reasonable. They certainly do not read like words from some nut case.


84 posted on 12/19/2007 12:38:07 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: SJackson
is ru paul also going to kiss chavez’s butt while he is at it. The more quotes I hear from this clown the more I think soros owns him
85 posted on 12/19/2007 12:38:19 PM PST by sticker
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To: SJackson

Gee, since the most important issue for me is the defense of this nation, it looks like Ron Paul is working hard to get my vote. Maybe we should turn over to the Chinese all of our anti-missile technology so they will like us more.


86 posted on 12/19/2007 12:39:31 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SJackson

Seeking campaign funding from Iran no doubt.


87 posted on 12/19/2007 12:40:51 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: avacado

We may disagree on other threads, but, I’m with you on this -

anyone that shouts “Death to America” should be taken at his word and acted against accordingly.


88 posted on 12/19/2007 12:41:06 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Notary Sojac
Yes actually,
For example, the first 3 relate to the tenth and thirteenth amendments regarding equal protection under the law (in this case, for the unborn) and slavery (one human owning the right to the life of another)

The fifth directly supports the first amendments prevention of the government preventing the free exercise of religious practice.

Most others involve the equal protection clause.. I can get into a lot more detail if you would like..

As I’ve said often, Paul seems to use his own interpretation of the Dummies Guide to the Constitution as his own little Munchhausen by Proxy for Conservatism, allowing it not to grow by small steps- opting for an all or nothing mentality.

89 posted on 12/19/2007 12:45:20 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul: 'When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross'..)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
“No war should ever be fought without a declaration of war voted upon by the Congress, as required by the Constitution.

This ground has been covered numerous times, but it's fun to play. Congress voted an Authorization for Use of Military Force , authorizing the President to undertake military action against Iraq.

Paul understands that, and I'm sure would acknowledge the Constitutionality of that action.

If not, then the Authorization for Use of Military Force , authorizing the President to undertake military action against Afghanistan would be unconstitutional as well.

Paul voted for it, he never votes for anything unless authorized by the Constitution, so both Authorizations are fine.

90 posted on 12/19/2007 12:45:57 PM PST by SJackson (uh, Congressman, you know, uh, Gov Huckabee is not selling fascism, he's sending a Christmas message)
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To: TracyTucson
Paul is worthless to me. He is entirely unsurvivable in matters of national security, and unlike DemocRats, I won’t vote for the death of America.
91 posted on 12/19/2007 12:48:22 PM PST by Navy Patriot (The hyphen American with the loudest whine gets the grease.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Ron Paul's words are food for fools.

They sound like the words of some idiot sitting in a lazy boy recliner with absolutely no knowledge of what it takes to lead a nation and survive the complex nature of geopolitics.

Ron Paul would rather we be Switzerland, which is nothing.

92 posted on 12/19/2007 12:49:18 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: SJackson

But it’s not a “declaration of war” unless Congress says “we declare war on X country” - so say the moonbats.

I think you have to spin around three times and throw dog poop on their shoes, too, to make it official.


93 posted on 12/19/2007 12:51:00 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: mnehrling
"As I’ve said often, Paul seems to use his own interpretation of the Dummies Guide to the Constitution as his own little Munchhausen by Proxy for Conservatism, allowing it not to grow by small steps- opting for an all or nothing mentality."

Often said?

First time I read it this way but it's worth repeating.

Well done.

94 posted on 12/19/2007 12:51:51 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Its nice to know how Paul disagrees with the Constitution:
“No war should ever be fought without a declaration of war voted upon by the Congress, as required by the Constitution.
The Constitution provides for several legal paths for armed conflict, not just a declaration of war. Heck, Paul himself voted for one of these non-declarations when he voted for the Afghanistan resolution. That was not a formal declaration of war.

“Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations.
Again, Paul shows his ignorance. The Constitution in several places that we are to honor treaties. It also specifically states that Congress is authorized to define and punish offenses against the laws of nations. Sure, we should never be governed by a body like the UN, but there is nothing that says we can't us a body like the UN as a tool (laws of nations.)

95 posted on 12/19/2007 12:52:52 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul: 'When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross'..)
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To: lormand

OK, often may be a stretch.. maybe four or five posts, but they are normally long posts, does that count?


96 posted on 12/19/2007 12:53:25 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul: 'When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross'..)
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To: mountainbunny

It makes one wonder if Iraq should just start “re-patriating” all those weapons captured from al-Qaeda in Iraq that were supplied from Iran.

If I remember correctly, the wind there generally blows from West to East. Therefore, several balloons, each with a cargo of weapons and ammunition, could be launched from Iraq with Iran as the destination. Those weapons might allow the Iranian people to break the chains imposed on them by their greedy “leaders”.


97 posted on 12/19/2007 12:53:28 PM PST by pfony1
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To: Larry Lucido
I guess Jimmy Carter was the ONLY conservative running in 1980.

LMFAO!

98 posted on 12/19/2007 12:56:29 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: mnehrling

Sure it counts, but to be honest, I don’t get to read every word of every post that you publish, but please keep it up.


99 posted on 12/19/2007 12:57:34 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: SJackson
Ron Paul clearly voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, and did so on the grounds that Iraq, as a country did not pose an imminent threat to our national security.
100 posted on 12/19/2007 12:59:48 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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