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Romney officially clinches nomination at condensed GOP convention
CNN ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 08/28/2012 4:56:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination on Tuesday to move a step closer in his five-year quest for the White House.

To roaring cheers at the Republican National Convention in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey put Romney above the 1,144-delegate threshold, ensuring he will be the GOP challenger against President Barack Obama in November.

Earlier, the 2,200-plus convention delegates approved a conservative platform that called for less government, opposed same-sex marriage and endorsed a "human life amendment" to ban abortion with no specific exceptions for cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is threatened.

Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, will be formally nominated on Thursday, and Romney's acceptance speech that night will conclude the convention that had its agenda delayed by Hurricane Isaac.

With the storm churning toward landfall in Louisiana, Republican officials appeared determined to stick to a tightened three-day schedule that kicked into full gear on Tuesday with official business and speeches accusing Obama of failed leadership and undermining the American dream...

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; florida; gop; hurricaneisaac; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; republicans; rnc; romney; ryan
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To: Balding_Eagle
All that I can see is Bush looking into the camera and giving Conservatives a “chin wave” and saying, “See you at the signing”. That was over his rovian plan for amnesty. He never used that pen. He also NEVER secured the borders.

LLS

101 posted on 08/28/2012 7:47:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Ohioan will put on a gas mask and vote for R&R, because I can’t stand the thought of 4 more years of the current POtuS and his America-hating regime.


102 posted on 08/28/2012 7:57:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SunkenCiv

I will also be voting for Romney. At one time I swore I would not. Then Chief Justice Roberts decided the Constitution was no longer valid law and overturned it.

From that point, I realized that no matter what, no matter who, 0bama HAS to go. If Romney is the guy, then so be it. It’s really a not a difficult decision.

Thanks for the ping.


103 posted on 08/28/2012 8:15:54 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Well, I get my mind made up and then Christy blows my sox off with hope!! Ann romney was Awesome. Crap!! I want to believe.


104 posted on 08/28/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: MNJohnnie

Falsely referring to fellow conservatives as “Conservatives for Obama” is a *certain* strategy to coax them to “come back to the plantation to work for massa” and to ensure that others aren’t inclined to stray from the fold.

Of course, if your intention is to continue to drive people away from your (claimed) desired outcome, then by all means continue.


105 posted on 08/28/2012 8:25:44 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
put Romney above the 1,144-delegate threshold,

That is not enough for Mr Romney. He things he deserves a unanimous acclimation of love for him, his wife, his kids, his grand kids, his father, his mother, his grand parents, his great great grand parents, his great great great grand parents..... And with the help of god and the rules committee he will get it in four years.

106 posted on 08/28/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Alas Babylon!

You have attempted to box God into supporting only one of the two candidates from the DemoRepublican party.

He’s not a tame God, you know.

And you do realize if Obama wins, the theologicxal implications of your statement?


107 posted on 08/28/2012 8:32:15 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
will be formally nominated on Thursday, and Romney's acceptance speech that night will conclude the convention that had its agenda delayed by Hurricane Isaac.

And the meaning of Issac is laughter! Not that a godless 'bishop in a cult' would know that or care but I do!

108 posted on 08/28/2012 8:33:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lurker
Anyone sitting out this election claiming ideological purity is actively aiding Obama. That’s the fact.

WHO is claiming ideological purity? I want to see these facts you speak of.

What is more offense to you GOD or godless?

The GOP/Mitt has done more FOR OBAMA than ANY voter can! That's a FACT!!

109 posted on 08/28/2012 8:42:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Bite me, loser.


110 posted on 08/28/2012 9:06:11 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"And “him or us” isn’t “lesser of two evils”. He has to go. Period."

~~~~~~~~~~

Right on!

I expect there are millions of us genuine Americans who have realized that getting rid of the anti-American traitor would justify far more aggressive actions than simply voting for the RINO/liberal Romney or his dumb@$$ party.

I devoutly hope that the quasi-Americans who are turning their yellow tails and abandoning the fight by withholding their vote for "reasons of principle" come to their senses -- lest need for those "other actions" be thrust upon us all...

Grow up, kiddies!!!

111 posted on 08/28/2012 9:10:33 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: SunkenCiv

well said


112 posted on 08/28/2012 9:14:14 PM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: andyk
Watch it on the web here
113 posted on 08/28/2012 9:18:22 PM PDT by Greg123456 (Roly Poly Fish Heads...eat them up, yum!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I can says is that I am tired of voting for vice-presidents; may not do so this time around.


114 posted on 08/28/2012 9:20:26 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: henkster

You mean Chief INjustice Roberts, sadly there is nothing that can ever be done about that Injustice in federal elections. If Bush couldn’t even appoint honest federal “judges” which in this case seems to include anyone not in love with boundless federal power, Mitt has no chance.

We can’t claim the Federal injustice system with a 50% success rate even if we could win all the elections. I just don’t see any solution to the problem Injustice Roberts created and reviled short of revolution.


115 posted on 08/28/2012 9:49:24 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SunkenCiv

He has to go. Period.


116 posted on 08/28/2012 9:53:04 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: presently no screen name

I’d vote for mitt so at least you can say you voted and demonstrate that the franchise has failed to protect your rights.

Where we are now is a state of injustice which (whether simply confirmed or imposed by the Federal Injustice John Roberts) has reduces our originality free Constitution republic to the self-destructive despotism of a democracy.

I say self-destructive despotism, because as we know from history, and as our forefathers warned every democracy murders itself. It is simply a matter of time in democracy before people are preswated to vote away each others in favor of invariably ever expanded government power until nobody really has any at all.

Invariably the power of the State and the dependency of the people ever more enslaved to the same grows to such a point that the leaders of said state are in a position to obtain and retain a form of permanent power.(dictatorship and/or oligarchy)

Over time the same “Government” becomes so secure in their position and the people so uses to the order of things that they don’t even bother to carry on elections of any kind.

The point I’m trying to make here is this is already the path of the Federal Government of theses united States. We can’t really change that path. As John Roberts made clear with his edict it is as you say “written it into stone”.

But most importantly of all is the state of our people who over the last 100+ years become so ignorant of the nature of freedom, and been so Seduced by the envious message of big government(steal from the rich to feed yourself) that we have already started down that spiral.

The united States at least as a is doomed. Yes there are large segments of our population still attached to traditional american ideals and virtues, still willing to work hard and live only by the fruits of their own labor. But that population is shrinking as it is taxed into the ground and suppressed in future generations by what is ironically largely government run & sponsored schools.
Meanwhile the parcites grow in both number & demand upon this striking group.

Logically the answer to this problem is separation/secession/revolution. To force the parasitical bit of the population to carry their own weight, before they completely crush us with its burdens.

There are of course a wide number of problems with implementing any solution of the sort, starting with Lincoln’s example in 1861. So short of that we are left only to wait until our civilization collapses under the burden. That of course could take a long time, as the intermedeite step is dictatorship and corrupt “loopholes” for powerful & favored companies who insolently by the same virtue become entrenched.


117 posted on 08/28/2012 10:25:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Alas Babylon!

I read this today at Market-ticker.org, and I’m shocked though not surprised. (I do not watch television: cannot afford it.)

So, is it true? And if true, it portends very dark days ahead for all of us.

“Listening to the announcement of delegates for the candidates, from the podium they are omitting any votes for other than Mitt Romney.”

Now why would that be at a convention? Romney has won the nomination; why be petty? This, to me, is indicative of a very disturbed personality.

“But not all the votes are for Mitt Romney. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum have some votes.”

The above is factual, and those votes should have been voiced.

“They’re being intentionally ignored. Not counted and then announced that he didn’t win, ignored as if they never happened.”

“Think about that folks. Votes cast, votes counted...and...they’re gone.”

“If this isn’t the declaration of an imperial movement I don’t know what is. You hold elections, you count ballots, you announce winners. Yes, I know Mitt Romney is going to win the count, but the fact is that the other votes were cast and do count.”

You’re right - the choice before us is stark.

Both BH02 and Mitt Romney are sick SOBs, but Romney is OUR sick SOB!


118 posted on 08/28/2012 11:28:35 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How so? I thought they came to an agreement on the rules.

Actually, from the sound of the voice vote it appeared as though Boehner ignored the majority who voted against adopting the rules and then he declared them passed anyway. It sounds like a division was called for but that may have been ignored as well.

Through these, tyrannical new rules, the Republicans have for the first time in the party's history given the RNC and the Republican nominee the power to unilaterally change the rules of the GOP any time they want without even consulting the delegates of the National Convention. This new found power can thus be used to silence the grassroots so long as the all powerful RNC bosses decide that the delegates shouldn't be heard.

119 posted on 08/28/2012 11:50:33 PM PDT by old republic
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To: svcw; MNJohnnie
And yet you chose not present information, you chose to call me an Obama propagandist.

They are like parrots, they only speak what they are taught. I can call them that because that's how they act. Voting for a godless liberal has left them 'empty'. All they can fill up on now is lies - they discarded everything else.

120 posted on 08/29/2012 12:16:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks. I needed that.

~/;oD


121 posted on 08/29/2012 12:52:49 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Monorprise
I’d vote for mitt so at least you can say you voted

I got this far and thought my time would be wasted reading anymore. Who/When you vote it has no reflection on what I say - can you at least understand that? Don't answer - I'm really not interested in hearing from any of your confusion.

122 posted on 08/29/2012 12:53:00 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Altariel
He’s not a tame God, you know.

I don't believe those voting for the godless think about God. They may drop His Name for some credibility but that would be taking His Name in vain for their godless agenda.

God is silent to those with no ears to hear HIM and when His Wrath comes it will be too late to listen. Some are just hell bent to learn the hard way for It is Written in His Word that they know not.

123 posted on 08/29/2012 1:08:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lurker

The godless creature already bit you, loser, no relief from that venom.


124 posted on 08/29/2012 1:11:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Your campaign to re elect Obama is tiresome..though sometimes amusing.


125 posted on 08/29/2012 1:13:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Your lack of understanding is tiresome and is your talking points rhetoric. OLD and TIRESOME - give it a rest. Your amusement hasn’t come yet.


126 posted on 08/29/2012 1:16:55 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Bless your heart..


127 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

I’m blessed all the time by God.

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.” Deut 28:6


128 posted on 08/29/2012 1:35:18 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 1010RD
Nothing’s going to change over just one election cycle. FDR didn’t change everything in one term. We have to fight hard year to year, but keep the long game in mind - getting our Constitutional Republic back.

INDEED!

But this leaves a gnawing, two-part question in my mind: Why can't we on the Right understand this and where is our patience?


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

129 posted on 08/29/2012 1:45:45 AM PDT by rdb3 (Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you, well said...


130 posted on 08/29/2012 3:19:43 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: rdb3

I don’t know. We don’t seem to be able to handle our ideology in a pragmatic manner. Some do, but plenty don’t. I’m in Cook County, Illinois - America’s North Korea. I have to be practical if I want to gain an inch.

What I suspect is that the most petulant among us come from areas with few liberals and so they’re not used to compromising and see any compromise as surrender. Or they’re Christians who find Romney’s LDS beliefs so offensive that they cannot accept him.


131 posted on 08/29/2012 5:30:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: marygonzo

They do not mean a word of what they say. I believed for 40 years... I do not believe that any republican leader today cares about anything but themselves and their wealth and power.

LLS


132 posted on 08/29/2012 5:37:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: presently no screen name

An argument can be made that voting for either of the two main candidates is voting for the godless, as you put it.

Ask yourself, if Obama wins, are you prepared to deal with the theological implications?

Best,


133 posted on 08/29/2012 5:49:41 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: SunkenCiv

“Zero has to go, because it’s quite literally him or us.”

Huzzah.


134 posted on 08/29/2012 6:05:01 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes, exactly.

This isn’t about electing Romney as much as it is stopping 0bama and Holder.

I DO NOT want them selecting the next SCOTUS appointee — Romney may or may not appoint a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but 0bama WILL appoint another Kagan or Sodameyor.

What choice do we have? Romney certainly is not my “cup of tea” but I will vote for him and encourage everyone else I know to do so as well.


135 posted on 08/29/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Altariel

Argue with yourself and ask yourself the question.


136 posted on 08/29/2012 8:18:36 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MNJohnnie

>Only a moron would think actively campaign against his political allies on behalf of a guy totally opposed to their agenda is “smart politics”.

Hear, hear.
Waiting for Tennessee Nan, Ken stuck in Liberal Seattle, & Diogenes to appear anytime with dozens of childish photoshops.

It is time to put aside my reservations with Romney and do what is best for America.
Remember that country? - you will not after another 4 years under obama hussein gone wild, with Holder, the EPA, the HHS, the TSA and homeland security unleashed on us like a pack of ravening dogs


137 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SunkenCiv

I completely agree, SC. Four more years of this regime and irreparable damage would be done to the Republic.


138 posted on 08/29/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Unam Sanctam; Irish Eyes; IWONDR; 2ndDivisionVet

Would you prefer a Ryan presidency over a Romney presidency? If you’re a conservative, you’d agree with me. A Ryan presidency is far from a pipe dream; it could very well be a reality. Of course, we have to vote Romney in to office before Ryan can take the Presidency.

This is the best possible way to not only get the rap musician admirer out of office, but also a genuine conservative in office. If you have reservations about imprecatory prayers, you can pray that Romney decides to ‘spend time with his family’ soon after winning office. Being satisfied with a Romney presidency is akin to being satisfied with a 90% taxation rate.

If you don’t pray, you might just pay!


139 posted on 08/29/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (Liberals will kill your family if they are keeping a Democrat from a Congressional seat)
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To: Objective Scrutator
I'm sorry, I think it is evil to wish a man dead unless he is truly monstrous (Pol Pot, Saddam, Hitler, Mao, Stalin). Do you feel that Gov. Romney is such an individual?
140 posted on 08/29/2012 10:33:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d prefer he not die, but if we don’t get a Ryan presidency, this nation will die. If it has to come to imprecatory prayers, so be it. That being said, I do like the idea of Romney changing his mind to conservatism for good, as well as the idea of him stepping down, better.

I think you should update your list of murderers to include Obama and Clinton (the latter personally carried out many murders, the former is only refraining from murder until his 2nd term).


141 posted on 08/29/2012 10:40:36 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (Liberals will kill your family if they are keeping a Democrat from a Congressional seat)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Or perhaps becoming more conservative? Remember, President Reagan was once an FDR Democrat.


142 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: presently no screen name

Although your not interested my point was when things come to a head it will be easier to justify our following actions when we can say we voted.


143 posted on 08/29/2012 1:58:02 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SunkenCiv

Bear in mind ...the last part of that isn’t true.

http://factcheck.org/2012/08/gop-platform-on-abortion/


144 posted on 08/29/2012 2:26:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Monorprise
Not sure where you got the idea I wasn't voting but you must think you know my 'thoughts' better than I - as I never spoke/posted those words. I don't need to justify my actions to anyone, I'm not running for anything or elected to anything. And if I were, I'd just flip flop and be a sure winner as that's what is in Vogue now. When things come to a head - I will be more than justified as It is Written.
145 posted on 08/29/2012 2:42:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; madison10

Just remember...
Stop Comparing Me With Obama!

146 posted on 08/29/2012 2:48:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Alas Babylon!

btw, I liked that “anti-Chik-Fil-A-holes” bon mot, probably will steal that.


147 posted on 08/29/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Winstons Julia

Bear in mind... factcheck.org is bogus ‘Bama agitprop.


148 posted on 08/29/2012 2:51:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lurker

Well put!


149 posted on 08/29/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: henkster; dervish; rawcatslyentist; EggsAckley; Tamzee; esquirette; Bon of Babble; ...

Thanks, all!


150 posted on 08/29/2012 2:54:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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