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George Zimmerman Releases Statement, Speaking for First Time About Trayvon Martin Case
ABC News ^ | April 9, 2012 | MATT GUTMAN, SENI TIENABESO, CANDACE SMITH

Posted on 04/09/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT by Brown Deer

After weeks of silence and seclusion, George Zimmerman has released a public statement about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, referring to incident as a "life altering event," on his website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com.

In a statement on the site, which Zimmerman's attorneys have confirmed to ABC News belongs to him, the 28-year-old wrote, "As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family, and ultimately my entire life."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blackpanther; ericholder; florida; georgezimmerman; notbreakingnews; skittles; trayvonmartin
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To: Past Your Eyes
When somebody hands you your arse, don’t give it back to them and say “I think this needs a little more tenderizing”.

Tag Line material!

51 posted on 04/10/2012 8:49:49 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don’t give it back saying “This needs a little more tenderizing)
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To: Rock N Jones

I live in a gated community. We have Citizens on Patrol. The first thing they do is attend training classes with the Police sub station close to us. They are told to patrol in cars, not on foot. They are to never, ever get out of their cars. If they see something suspicious, they are to call the police. And they are to never, never, never be armed under any circumstances. And again, never exit their vehicles.


52 posted on 04/10/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
In a Gated Community with Single Family houses, patrolling in a car makes sense as all the residences face the street.

In the Zimmerman case, the Gated Community is comprised of attached Townhouses, with some facing the street and others behind them with a common area in-between.

The only way of patrolling the common area, similar to where the Zimmerman incident took place BTW, was not on the street.

53 posted on 04/10/2012 9:37:23 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

That is a good and valid point and one I had not considered. Also, here we have alleys for service, etc. So it makes sense here to patrol in vehicles. Thank you for pointing this out to me.


54 posted on 04/10/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Brown Deer

He’s wise for asking for money because he’s gonna need it.
The political class will see to it he’s broke, and in jail before it’s all over. Truth be damned.


55 posted on 04/10/2012 9:51:46 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: DallasSun
Just realized I messed up the last sentence of my post.

It was supposed to read that the only way to patrol the common area is by foot.

56 posted on 04/10/2012 9:59:23 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Mouton

OK, so Zimmerman shouldn’t have confronted Trayvon. I suppose Zimmerman should have just let him fracture his skull, risking brain damage and possibly death.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Daffynition

“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

That is becoming a liberal bumper sticker. Mostly those who don’t want to acknowledge US better than anyone (”God bless ALL nations!!!”) or that religion (i.e., Christianity) does any good.


58 posted on 04/10/2012 11:39:19 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DallasSun

“They are told to patrol in cars, not on foot”

What does that prove? Zimmerman got out his car? Police most likely are telling “they” to stay put in their car for their own protection. Look, there is a lot to this story we do not know, it is up to the court system to decide, not rabble rousers.

The main issue is distortion by the press and the circus it has become.


59 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Rock N Jones

Prove? It does not prove anything. I was just stating what we do here in this particular community. Period. You are looking to be offended where there is no reason to be. I was just stating a fact.


60 posted on 04/10/2012 12:15:51 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

“You are looking to be offended”

No I am not looking to be offended at all.In fact you did agree with me that gated communities are under threat of crime enough so that in your gated community the watch patrol volunteers are warned to stay in their cars. Whether Zimmerman got out of his car is not a proof of any wrong doing. Again this is up to the judicial system to decide where guilt lies. More important is why the news media,New Black Panthers etc seem to be trying to turn this particular incident into a frenzy when they should be should be trying to calm what could turn out to be an very ugly situation. Don’t you think so?


61 posted on 04/10/2012 12:59:45 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Brown Deer

The George Zimmerman guy sounds like a self-centered prick. I’m certainly not going to be defending him for what happened. Just read his opening letter. Where is there any sorrow for the tragedy unfolding for the kid’s loved ones, friends, and community? This George Zimmerman guy is LOSING the PR battle. He’s already proven that he’s a pretty ineffective neighborhood watchman considering the number of times he called 911. Anyone who really understands how to implement good law-order constitutionally as a watchman would’ve figured out within 10 calls to 911 dispatchers how to locate the non-emergency dispatch number for their local law enforcement agencies and realize the difference between a life-threatening emergency and a non-life-threatening emergency. I’m certainly no fan of burglary and respect the rights of neighborhoods to protect themselves. But this guy is an idiot and now its obvious he’s a selfish prick w/o remorse for the death that happened. If he was a cop he’d probably be a rogue one so I’m glad he’s not a cop. Here’s the text of his letter.

On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries. It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my “Defense Fund” or “Legal Fund”. I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time. I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated. Sincerely, George Zimmerman


62 posted on 04/10/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT by Degaston
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To: All
While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.

Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?

(the autopsy states she was raped. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?

Where is the outrage?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html


63 posted on 04/10/2012 1:36:09 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Degaston

“The George Zimmerman guy sounds like a self-centered prick”

With a bounty on ones head seems to me it is kinda important to give some thought to centering on oneself? I don’t think he is too concerned about PR though, just trying to stay a few steps ahead of the lynch mob!


64 posted on 04/10/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Brown Deer
A black veteran yelled at commissioners, "If Zimmerman don't get arrested, I really believe there's going to be some retaliation…because we failed to take responsibility in Sanford."

Go ahead, then we'll know who to throw behind bars first.

66 posted on 04/10/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Fiji Hill
I had always thought that skittles was a tabletop game

Al Sharpton must thingk it's a stovetop game. The bozo called them skillets.

67 posted on 04/10/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Rock N Jones

Absolutely I agree with you. What the Black Panters did should be against the law. And Zimmerman getting out of his car was not wrong. I am sorry if I so implied. I was simply saying, here during training, the citizens are advised to not ever do that. To protect themselves. And yes, gated communities certainly experience crime.


68 posted on 04/10/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Brown Deer

This is one of those situations where the smart thing to do is hunker down and let the lawyers do all the talking.


69 posted on 04/10/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by Only Sane Man
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To: All

Dick Morris Thinks Jeremiah Wright Is Back For A Reason

Stoking the flames of racial animus?

http://thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=11051


70 posted on 04/10/2012 4:05:33 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Brown Deer

Illegal bounty on your head, a justice system which bows down to political pressure and media bias....Zimmerman’s left with few options. He’ll either pay with financial ruin over time or with his life. Best to leave the country a la “The Next Three Days”.

That sad thing is this is a learning experience for those of us who may get caught in a ghetto rat pack flash mob, which will be coming with frequency.

Open fire on a few for self-defense or to save innocents (disparity of force) and watch your life get destroyed regardless by race hustler bigots, media swine, and political hacks after the fact. So much for justice. So not contacting authorities, violence of action and “thou shall not get caught” big boy rules duly noted.


71 posted on 04/10/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: Eaker

Feel free to use it.


72 posted on 04/10/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Women and cats will do as they please; men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.)
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To: TheBigJ
S3
73 posted on 04/10/2012 6:34:39 PM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Brown Deer

At the link,ABC Snooze continues to use a photo of T that is about 5 years old, making him appear to be 12.

Where can George go to get his life back?
The media and all their DNC connected accomplices have ruined George’s life.

He is however, still alive. He saved his own life. That is about the only good thing he has going for him. He’s alive.


74 posted on 04/10/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Liberalism lives in a gated community surrounded by a mote." R.H.Limbaugh 4-3-2012)
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To: napscoordinator
Richard Jewell was a security guard who got people away from the bomb. He wasn't "just standing around", and for his trouble, the media destroyed his career, made him out to be a terrorist, and cost the man just about all he owned.

As I understand, George was a neighborhood watch captain, but not actively on watch at the time. He saw someone out of place, and went to investigate.

I see someone who doesn't 'fit' in my neighborhood, I'm going to keep an eye on things, too--and I'll likely be armed, just as a precaution.

I am amazed at how many FReepers are willing to condemn the guy because he was armed, and, when getting his head bounced into the pavement, defended himself.

At that point, all else is irrelevant except who started the actual hostilities. (Who took the first swing?)It really doesn't matter why Trayvon was there, why George was checking him out, or whether Trayvon had actually walked a mile in the rain for a bottle of tea and a bag of candy.

He was apparently beating the crap out of some "white Hispanic" and may have been trying to take the firearm from him--in which case, he may have shot himself by pulling on the muzzle end of the gun.

As for:

Did George initiate contact? I don't know. I can see that going either way, especially with the 'put upon' attitude in some sectors. He may well have broken off and been returning to the vehicle as many say.

Was cute innocent little 12 year old Tray (That's what image Nancy Grace had up on the TV, again, still, for a picture) high on PCP laced weed, which unlike ordinary pot, promotes violent behaviour? Was he high on ecstacy (AKA: "skittles") or both or anything else? Were a container of tea or Skittles (the candy) found at the scene?

I don't pretend to know all the facts (who does?), but I believe in: Innocent until proven guilty, and the case has gone nowhere despite all the pressure to prosecute.

I believe the media are pulling yet another lynching, and by the end of summer huge swathes of the American Population will pay for that if this nonsense keeps up....

And I believe that if the police and DA had a case, they would have charged George 'the 'white hispanic', because no one is more protective of their 'turf' than police forces.

It has been two months, the usual suspects are pushing for a race war, and still there are no charges forthcoming, despite that tremendous pressure?

There is no case against George, and I'm not about to join with the mob crying to crucify him.

75 posted on 04/10/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Degaston
Anyone who really understands how to implement good law-order constitutionally as a watchman would’ve figured out within 10 calls to 911 dispatchers how to locate the non-emergency dispatch number for their local law enforcement agencies and realize the difference between a life-threatening emergency and a non-life-threatening emergency

Oh for Christ's sake pay attention. The call from Zimmerman was to the non-emergency line.

76 posted on 04/10/2012 11:56:26 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Brown Deer
>"...there is "no other explanation for Holder's failure to authorize arrests of New Black Panther Party members other than the fact that Holder himself is black."

That or else he's also a MEMBER of the NBPP!

77 posted on 04/11/2012 1:09:32 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: eak3

So touching. Shakespeare couldn’t have put it more eloquently.


78 posted on 04/11/2012 1:25:19 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Daffynition; wtc911
Hey, wtc911, I thought you said this "NO_LIMIT" guy was a different Trayvon Martin, one from Chicago?

Are you sure? Roll out whatever you found, if these guys are on the wrong page.

This message sure sounds like it was intended for the Trayvon Martin who died. Unless the sender is confused, too.

79 posted on 04/11/2012 4:49:00 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: DallasSun
We have Citizens on Patrol.

1. Zimmermann was not on patrol, he was on a personal errand. He was armed with his CHL weapon.

2. There are a number of deviations from those C.O.P.S. rules in the files. One, some West Dallas citizens, all older black guys about 40-50, started a C.O.P. foot patrol armed with shotguns, which they mounted in groups of five and six, in an area thick with dopers and dealers. They needed to be armed, just to protect themselves. They got newspaper coverage at the time, about 15 years ago. In Houston, Montrose-area gays started a C.O.P. program that used walkie-talkie-equipped foot patrols to watch for gay-bashing cruisers from the suburbs, after a murder 20 years ago.

80 posted on 04/11/2012 5:00:32 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Nope, sorry, never said that...and it would have been so easy for you to prove...if proof mattered to you...which we know it does not...keep trying though.


81 posted on 04/11/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: DallasSun

Thank you for your comments . I think I am a lttle knowledgeable about burglary et al having lived in the Miami area for a number of years, and area that is crime ridden manifested by so many Bars most of which are located on windows. However this Zimmerman Martin incident has really become bizarre. Are the New Black Panthers above the law? What on earth is going on? Why does the media continue the pattern of distortion? What are they after? What follows? Riots?

“The new Black Panthers think they are above the law” and Adams attributes this thinking to Eric Holder’s Department of Justice.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/30/justice-dept-lawyer-accuses-holder-dropping-new-black-panther-case-political/#ixzz1rjugJW6n


82 posted on 04/11/2012 7:29:11 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Rock N Jones

I expect the arrest announcement of zimmerman to be accompanied by an arrest announcement of those who put the death bounty out.

(crickets sounding....)


83 posted on 04/11/2012 7:36:41 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

And if they don’t arrest Zimmerman you will hear crackling sounds and smell smoke!


84 posted on 04/11/2012 7:59:17 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: lentulusgracchus; All
when police train people or come in and help set up programs they always say to be observant and report even when not on patrol


also remember:



interesting use of elephant














this stuff is all over our daily lives.
85 posted on 04/11/2012 8:04:16 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
this stuff is all over our daily lives.

"See something/Do something" really worked out well for George Zimmermann, didn't it?

Trayvon Martin was a druggie and a burglar, and Zimmermann is going to prison or the morgue to appease black voters and the racist Obama Administration.

86 posted on 04/11/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: wtc911
Nope, sorry, never said that...and it would have been so easy for you to prove...if proof mattered to you...which we know it does not...keep trying though.

I was referring to these posts of yours:

Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman
Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:50:00 AM · 334 of 423

wtc911 to tomkat

Here's the link to the "other" trayvon Martin....

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=3456187782&topic=7335#!/profile.php?id=100001791912868

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Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman
Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:47:25 AM · 332 of 423

wtc911 to chuckee

see post 328.

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Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:44:27 AM · 328 of 423

wtc911 to tomkat

Twice pictures have been posted here of a very thuggish Trayvon Martin with claims that they came from his FB page.

They have been pulled because they are picture of Trayvon Martin who is a MS student in Chicago - a fact which is clearly stated on the FB page.

It is very easy to find Tryvon [sic] Slimm Martin's FB page...here it is...

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=3456187782&topic=7335#!/profile.php?id=1353307542

Of course there will be freepers who will swear that it has been doctored to erase his real thug persona --- because, you know, he was a black kid in a hoodie.

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Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman
Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:38:02 AM · 324 of 423

wtc911 to calex59

but by many accounts Zimmerman was headed back to his truck and not bothering the kid at the point he was jumped, according to the 911 calls at least.
______________________________________

There are no released LEO transcripts, witness statements or 911 tapes that say anything about Zimmerman returning to his truck or about Martin jumping him.

If you have access to any that do say that Martin jumped Zimmerman then please link to them...

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Try again?

87 posted on 04/11/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Degaston
The George Zimmerman guy sounds like a self-centered prick. I’m certainly not going to be defending him for what happened.

You're right. He should have just laid it down in front of Trayvon, and let him do whatever he wanted. Here's my gun. Here's my wallet ....

Failing that, he should have turned himself in to the Black Panthers, so his estate could at least afford a decent funeral.

He’s already proven that he’s a pretty ineffective neighborhood watchman considering the number of times he called 911.

He got the credit for several arrests on crimes-in-progress. More than I got during my patrolling days.

What's up with you, you're burning this guy down so bad? He on the wrong team or something? "Selfish prick"? If he'd been a selfish prick, he'd have spent all those hours and hours sitting on his butt watching ESPN and Playboy Channel and playing videogames.

88 posted on 04/11/2012 8:41:23 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
See, that's your problem...you state that I said one thing (that the no-limit guy was another trayvon martin) then try to prove it by pointing to other things that I said (that the first FB posted here was of a different TM...which was true) - ...

You still don't seem to be able to grasp the concept of proof as opposed to repitition.

So, yes, since this seems to be pleasing you, by all means try again.

89 posted on 04/12/2012 12:55:42 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Brown Deer

What is that zoomed-in photo supposed to be?


90 posted on 04/14/2012 9:14:32 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Plummz

did you click on it?


91 posted on 04/14/2012 9:34:18 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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