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Vetting Obama: Leftists Take Steps To Prevent You From Learning Anything
Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Tony Katz

Posted on 03/09/2012 6:18:29 AM PST by Kaslin

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 6:18:31 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

To me the value here isn’t the content of the video. It’s the media’s reaction to it.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 6:26:21 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Kaslin

It’s almost more of the smear on the media for protecting him.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 6:29:25 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Kaslin

The CNN video/intervideo is a huge indictment against the liberal TV and liberal media in general, who refused to do any vetting of Obama, and the video proves that, they’re still being advocates for Obama instead of trying to get at the issues and background of the candidate Obama. Soledad in the video was proof positive of the extent to which the liberal left media is willing to go to present Obama as a victim instead of as a danger. Soledad proved to be even worse than the professor in question. In fact, Soledad should be turning in her “journalist” credentials and resigning, because, she wasn’t being a journalist, she was being “defender-in-chief” of Obama in that video.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:31:58 AM PST by adorno
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To: Kaslin
What was Breitbart, and now (editor-in-chief Joel) Pollak and Shapiro, trying to prove exactly? How does digging up 20-year-old video change anything? There’s only one goal here, and that’s to stoke white fear. It’s almost as if the people promoting a “damning” video and the people who want to believe it most are legitimately scared that a racist, classist Barack H. Obama will wipe white people off the map … in his second term.

The response is easy. This is part of Obama's real narrative, i.e., a radical, Marxist, racist community organizer who wants to "transform" America. As President, he has violated the Constitution in a number of instances using Executive power in ways never seen before.

Bell visited the WH twice while Obama was President. The MSM should ask Obama if he still subscribes to Bell's legal theories and what has their relationship been through the years after both left Harvard.

5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:41 AM PST by kabar
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To: FlipWilson
Exactly! The MSM doesn't get that it's about them! Just another example of the media making decisions about what the public needs to know.

If Levi Johnson wasn't there, the public didn't need to know about it.

6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:29 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Kaslin
I keep telling those on FR that Jon Stewart is a big problem, though probably not as much as he was in 2008.

He has the ear of some very, very stupid and ignorant young people. He drove them out to vote in 2008 and can drive at least some of them in 2012.

Last night he had a long, ridiculing riff on Hannity presenting this video.

Supposedly Stewart and Breitbart were at least acquaintances, maybe even frenemies, but searches have not revealed any polite words on Breitbart's death. Stewart probably doesn't dare say anything about Breit, but Hannity is easy and alive.

I don't watch this creep's show--he is low and vulgar, but he may be informing your young adult children. I keep up with him via searches. Watch out for him.

7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:35 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: adorno

Soledad also graduated from Harvard and was a fan of Bell .... tweeted the day he died how sad it was and that she was re-reading his book.

AB’s (1st) video was a disappointment to some who expected a “bombshell” revelation .... but the current story IS the media coverup. As Joel Pollak told the snarky, supercilious, fang-baring Soledad: “The bombshell is happening right here on this program”.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:52 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Kaslin

We’ve already won—the leftists are on the defensive. They’re answering instead of attacking.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:48:33 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Kaslin
“...doesn't begin to address whether Obama’s association with Bell should have been revealed before the 2008 election.”

There is not a single Conservative candidate who could or ever would be indulged to this extent.

He%*, if a Conservative candidate puts a period upside down in a sentence, he is drummed out of the running for being a mental defective or worse.

10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:49:12 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Kaslin
This is a close associate of Jeremiah Wright, a man who was quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly.

I know it's dangerous to believe anything that is written in Dreams from My Father, but I got he impression from it that Obama did not learn anything about Wright until he got to Chicago and some "Reverend Philips" mentioned him to Obama.

ML/NJ

11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:25 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: MissMagnolia
As Joel Pollak told the snarky, supercilious, fang-baring Soledad: “The bombshell is happening right here on this program”.

That was an awesome reply by Pollak.

12 posted on 03/09/2012 7:01:02 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Kaslin

Joel Pollak should carry a stopwatch every time he goes on one of these programs. He can start the watch at the beginning of the segment, and time how long it is before the first person calls him a racist.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 7:09:23 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ILS21R

Amy Holmes is the beautiful girl who stood up for Pollak.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 7:10:27 AM PST by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: MissMagnolia
the snarky, supercilious, fang-baring Soledad: “The bombshell is happening right here on this program”.

So, the "Harvard educated" Soledad, not smart enough to realize that, she became exhibit #1 in the debate about the media coverup relating to the vetting of Obama. When she became the news, then the rest of the news presentation becomes tainted and questionable and irrelevant. Not much in the brains department. Harvard must've been desperate to show black graduates in their alumni.
15 posted on 03/09/2012 7:20:45 AM PST by adorno
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To: Kaslin

Just read the comments section on the Yahoo cover story that the Breitbart video is a flop. I literally have an upset stomach now. It’s sickening. Even if we win the election we may very well be doomed.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 7:21:41 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: adorno
Soledad onair–info on CRT from wikipedia

...According to Ace of Spades, somebody went to Wikipedia and scrubbed the references to white supremacy.

Leftists change Wikipedia entry of “Critical Race Theory” afterSoledad O’Brien was called out on Twitter

...

17 posted on 03/09/2012 7:23:30 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Kaslin

That video was a non-issue. I hope AB had “a bigger arrow in his quiver” that the one I saw on Thursday...


18 posted on 03/09/2012 7:30:54 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: txhurl
She did a great job, works for Beck's GBTV.
Although, she implied it was a long time ago, people's ideas change ...we learn both Bell and the professor claiming to hide this info in 2008, were visitors to the White House.

Holder is running the DOJ based on race bias

19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:32:35 AM PST by opentalk
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To: carriage_hill

I think he has several arrows in his quiver.

What did you expect? A video of Obama with a goat?


20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:41 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: carriage_hill
That video was a non-issue.
Can you be any vaguer? As a newbie you might take the advice I'm about to give you to heart.

When you're trying to make a point you need to make more than a declaratory statement. A reasoning of how and why you came to your conclusion would free you from nagging questions like the one I'm fixing to ask...

Why is it a non-issue?

21 posted on 03/09/2012 8:00:58 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
Why is it a non-issue?

Because that's what he/she is being paid to say?

22 posted on 03/09/2012 8:04:08 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: carriage_hill

If you talking about the video from Buzzfed, than I agree. Ben Smith the 0bama puppet who used to work for Politico which is a leftwing rag cut a whole bunch of the video off. Buzzfed and Politico are two sites that should not be taken seriously. They are a joke


23 posted on 03/09/2012 8:07:31 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: philman_36

The released video from Buzzfeed showed nothing incriminatory for Obummer.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/at-harvard-obama-dived-into-diversity-fight

Thanks for the advice.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 8:11:09 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: ILS21R

Bannon said AB had hired ‘fighters’ .... after seeing Joel in action, I would agree. He was terrific.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 8:12:20 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: liberalh8ter; carriage_hill
Because that's what he/she is being paid to say?
That may be, but I'd at least like to run his/her thoughts to ground and establish some base for conversation or debate. Just saying "it's so" doesn't make it so. So I'll keep asking questions as necessary until some reasoning is given.

As it is he/she isn't getting any message across, pro or con, whatsoever and he/she is being ineffective at their "job".
There must be some amount of pride in doing your job well somewhere in his/her makeup.

Of course, I no more expect a reply than I expect the MSM to be honest.

26 posted on 03/09/2012 8:13:35 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: saleman

THAT would have made my week!


27 posted on 03/09/2012 8:13:51 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: douginthearmy

“Even if we win the election we may very well be doomed.”
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You may be slammed on FR for not having the “Never Give Up” attitude but I would say there is a lot of truth to that sentence. Just imagine that tomorrow, not next January, we could send the current crop of rats to Antarctica and put in whomever you select as president and give that president a congress to support him or her. We would still have a dumbed down population of which a huge percentage would scream bloody murder the first time something that makes sense is passed into law. We would also still have mountains of debt even if spending could be cut to the bone instantly, we would still have the situation in the middle East and we would have millions who claim to be conservatives suddenly realizing that they are not really so conservative after all.

Not so many years ago I would have said that the needed medicine is easy to identify and prescribe if only the patient (the USA) could be convinced to take it but I confess that now I don’t know what treatment might work before the patient expires. It is for certain that the present course of action leads only to a bad end.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 8:20:00 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: carriage_hill
The released video from Buzzfeed showed nothing incriminatory for Obummer.
Well the issue is the video from Breitbart.com, not the video from Buzzfeed. The Buzzfeed video doesn't show Ogletree saying before a crowd, with pride, that the video was hidden from the public before the last election.

That is the story, not the Buzzfeed video.

So, having said that...Do you think the Breitbart.com video is a non-issue?

29 posted on 03/09/2012 8:21:07 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kaslin
If you talking about the video from Buzzfed...

I'm trying to narrow things down even now.

30 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:20 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: liberalh8ter; carriage_hill
Of course, I no more expect a reply than I expect the MSM to be honest.

Well, I did get a reply so points go to newbie carriage_hill.
The question now becomes...Will there be a reply to the follow up question?

31 posted on 03/09/2012 8:30:49 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
LOL....pride in workmanship.

I've noticed lately we have new posters who have been attempting to downplay the significance of recent events. It reminds me of 2007 and 2008 where on various boards, people popped up suddenly with the sole intent of discrediting any negativity directed toward Obama. I suspect Obama has unleashed his blogging brigade once again.

32 posted on 03/09/2012 8:37:54 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: liberalh8ter; carriage_hill
I suspect Obama has unleashed his blogging brigade once again.
Well if carriage_hill is an example of that brigade then they're going to take some serious casualties and eventually deplete their brigade.
33 posted on 03/09/2012 8:44:47 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: carriage_hill
Come on, carriage_hill! Disprove my growing concern that you're nothing more than an issue troll.

Do you think the Breitbart.com video is a non-issue?

34 posted on 03/09/2012 8:46:55 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

Indeed!


35 posted on 03/09/2012 8:47:26 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: carriage_hill
Your response illustrates the importance of the presenter of the video providing context for its significance.

Sadly, Hannity's style gets in the way of clarity on Breitbart's point here--that there was no intensive examination or scrutiny of the would-be President in 2008, and that there was material edited, hidden and downplayed in an effort to present the candidate as a Constitutional scholar in the tradition of former Presidents.

Hannity just can't help self-congratulation and repetition of his trite memorized phrases, not realizing that straightforward introduction of relevant evidence of media bias would stand on its own.

36 posted on 03/09/2012 8:49:45 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: carriage_hill; All
That video was a non-issue.
Since you thought that Buzzfeed video was such a non-issue can you tell me what you think of this video?

@Bell: 'I Live To Harass White Folks'

37 posted on 03/09/2012 8:55:34 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: All
Second return...@Biona Macdonald mississippi
THURGOOD MARSHALL COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE: Racism Is Here to Stay ...
... quiet, heat-hushed evening in Harmony, a small black community near the Mississippi
... Walking with Mrs. Biona MacDonald, one of the organizers, up a dusty, unpaved road
38 posted on 03/09/2012 9:09:20 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: TheOldLady; Brown Deer; PA Engineer; Godebert; mojitojoe; LucyT
@Who’s next? Obots and trolls are out in force on FR because of the upcoming election.
Per your comment yesterday...It looks like they may be out well in advance of the upcoming election on other matters, Joe.
See 34 and the video at 37 if you haven't already seen it.
39 posted on 03/09/2012 9:23:10 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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Given Bell's penchant for fiction I have to wonder and ask myself if there ever even was a Biona MacDonald.
40 posted on 03/09/2012 9:26:17 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kabar
The response is easy. This is part of Obama's real narrative, i.e., a radical, Marxist, racist community organizer who wants to "transform" America. As President, he has violated the Constitution in a number of instances using Executive power in ways never seen before.

This.

Critical Race Theory is an offshoot of neo-Marxist Critical Theory. At one point, Obama was clearly enamored with or at least thinking about this bravo sierra on some basis. Now, that's not to say he's still an advocate of it; maybe it was a youthful dalliance when he was younger, something he could afford. Big deal. But how does it inform what he believes now?

Did he transform into an American Fabian?

The thing that cannot be avoided is that Obama's past is peppered with some interesting people.

Jeremiah Wright
Derrick Bell
Frank Marshall Davis
Muhammad Hasan Chandoo
Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn

I mean, sh*t . . .

41 posted on 03/09/2012 9:47:08 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost; opentalk
Now, that's not to say he's still an advocate of it; maybe it was a youthful dalliance when he was younger, something he could afford. Big deal. But how does it inform what he believes now?

IMO opentalk covers that quite well on this other thread at reply @#24 about picking Judges.

42 posted on 03/09/2012 10:20:28 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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43 posted on 03/09/2012 10:22:40 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: saleman
What did you expect? A video of Obama with a goat?

Shoot, I'm more and more convinced they could have a video of Obama in bed with a live boy or a dead girl and it still wouldn't faze the drones.

We are sooo screwed.

44 posted on 03/09/2012 10:27:36 AM PST by Marathoner (Obama has his own 9-9-9-plan: $9.99 a gallon at the pump.)
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To: adorno

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0510/kagan_blemish2_gahr.php3?printer_friendly

From the article...

As articles editor for the Harvard Law Review in 1985 Kagan helped shepherd into print a racially noxious story by a radical law professor and architect of Critical Race Studies, which is essentially “blame whitey” in legal vernacular.
This was no literary fiction. It was the kind of story that would never get past Tina Brown at the New Yorker. What Derrick Bell, the author, was doing, observes legal scholar Arthur Austin, was “making broadside comments on the tyranny of white people.”
Austin, in an article, ranked Bell’s fable one of the top 10 politically correct law review articles of all time.
Bell’s fiction was a way to circumvent law review standards. He made outlandish statements through a fictional alter-ego, modeled after a six foot three black woman in Portland, Oregon that would have been impossible to sustain with the logic and evidence required in a non-fiction piece. The goal was to access a readership that otherwise would not have countenanced such hateful notions.
“What the hell was that doing in a law review article?” asked Professor Austin in an interview with JewishWorldReview.com yesterday. “Bell would publish these things in legal journals that had nothing to do with the law.”
ENABLER
Kagan was his enabler. She helped get something published that turned on all kinds of noxious sentiments about society and a relativistic view of the law.

Read the rest of it at the link.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 10:41:03 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: EdReform

I am not sure that this video is the story at all. Think of this as a trailer .... (maybe).


46 posted on 03/09/2012 10:48:20 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s Olgiltries e-mail address FReepers, you know what to do!

ogletree@law.harvard.edu


47 posted on 03/09/2012 10:50:30 AM PST by STD (ObamaCare forces White Folks to take propranolol to reduces racial bias)
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To: Kaslin

We need a veterinarian to vet 0b0z0.


48 posted on 03/09/2012 10:51:08 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: philman_36

Michael Savage said yesterday on his program that the video was a non-issue.

I have to admit that I was expecting much more of a “blockbuster”. If this is all there is, it’s not nearly enough to sink Obummer.

I’m thinking there’s more, and it will be revealed at the appropriate time.


49 posted on 03/09/2012 10:56:03 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: philman_36
Holder's civil rights division of DOJ seems to also be influenced by Bells teachings, including dropping of the New Black Panther case.
50 posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:44 AM PST by opentalk
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