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Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
KXNT Las Vagas ^ | November 7, 2012 | N/A

Posted on 11/08/2012 6:12:59 AM PST by Freeport

LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.

“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.”

Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation: . . . I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegas.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: bho2012; bringthepain; ecomony; lasvegas; layoffs; nv2012
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To: Mich Patriot

As of nov 6th 10pm cst I regard all Obama voters as my enemy. I will treat them as such. From here on in nothing is bushes fault, not even obamas fault ( since what he is doing is what he intended its not a mistake) everything is the Obama voters fault.


101 posted on 11/08/2012 7:59:56 AM PST by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Lockbar

I hope you are wrong, but I fear you are right.

It will be interesting to see the reaction to all the job layoffs over the next few weeks. Unemployment will most definately top 8%...yes, I know it is closer to 15% in reality:)


102 posted on 11/08/2012 8:01:16 AM PST by shatcher (Judges 17:6b Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.)
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To: Freeport

My company will not hire over six employees regardless if the economy calls for it. Only veterans need to apply. Period.We usually need a dozen to perform concrete deliveries and the building of our concrete septic tanks.


103 posted on 11/08/2012 8:05:10 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: TSgt

maybe I’ll start using my home gym.
my health is the ONE thing Obama and MN rats have not figured out how to steal from me yet.


104 posted on 11/08/2012 8:07:24 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Freeport

Bring the Pain.


105 posted on 11/08/2012 8:07:33 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Freeport
It got me too. Our workforce was cut from 189 to 155. Since I was low man on the management totem pole, I was offered the choice of leaving or accepting a part-time position. Since nobody is currently hiring in the area, and 28-32 hours are better than nothing, I took the part-time posting.

On the plus side, this gives me an excellent opportunity to go back and finish my degree, as well as work on my novel which has been languishing ever since I accepted the management position a few years back.

106 posted on 11/08/2012 8:07:40 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: shatcher
My Wife works for Beckman Coulter a huge Medical device manufacturer. No idea what the new tax liability will be, certainly 10’s of million per year. Won't be surprised if her well paying job of 31 years goes poof when they decide it's stupid to keep the Brea facility going in California.
107 posted on 11/08/2012 8:08:44 AM PST by DAC21
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To: TChris

Sorry for my sort-of-duplicate post. Thought I caught it in time.. :/


108 posted on 11/08/2012 8:08:44 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: FunkyZero

If people only knew the number of physicians who are cutting back or shutting down completely they’d be shocked. Right now most of the physicians I know are collecting less than 45% of what they bill out. Insurance companies have cut back their reinbursement and medicare is now cutting their by a third which will cut their reimbursement back to 40% or less. And the paperwork is tremendous.

What physician is going to work 70 hours a week, pay their staff, take call, pay malpractice insurance and then get paid 40% for what they do? With taxes their take home will be .25 or less cents on the dollar.


109 posted on 11/08/2012 8:08:52 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Newton

I totally agree with you. I deleted all enemies off my Facebook that I do not want to see any of there opinions. I have been in the worst hatefull mood since Tuesday even to my liberal family. I’m done with them. I am only going to shop and buy from conservative places. I need to find a list of where not to buy from or shop from.


110 posted on 11/08/2012 8:09:01 AM PST by coconut47
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To: mykroar

I work for a midwestern company that sells just about everything for shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and hunting. Our phones were busy and our website was absolutely slammed with orders.


111 posted on 11/08/2012 8:10:48 AM PST by Mama25 (Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure. (White Rose leaflet 1))
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To: Eye of Unk

We are losing the night shift all together next month. I am currently moving the best 2-3 to the day shift just before the announcement.


112 posted on 11/08/2012 8:11:32 AM PST by sharkshooting
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To: ladyjane
“What physician is going to work 70 hours a week, pay their staff, take call, pay malpractice insurance and then get paid 40% for what they do? With taxes their take home will be .25 or less cents on the dollar?

My GP just sent notice he is retiring, he is nowhere near retirement age. I guess he just wants to protect his nest egg and not put up with Obamacare.

113 posted on 11/08/2012 8:12:34 AM PST by DAC21
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To: ladyjane
“What physician is going to work 70 hours a week, pay their staff, take call, pay malpractice insurance and then get paid 40% for what they do? With taxes their take home will be .25 or less cents on the dollar?

My GP just sent notice he is retiring, he is nowhere near retirement age. I guess he just wants to protect his nest egg and not put up with Obamacare.

114 posted on 11/08/2012 8:12:38 AM PST by DAC21
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To: CapnJack

Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy.

Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course.

So with another four years for President Obama to look forward to, and the obvious inevitability of Obamacare that this entails, let’s examine the very real jobs that will be lost, and the very real lives that will be affected.

Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law.

Dana Holding Corp.

As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing “$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses”. After laying off several white collar staffers, company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.

Stryker

One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific

In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could “lead to significant job losses” for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.

Medtronic

In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.

Others

A short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:

•Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs
•Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs
•Covidien - 595 layoffs
•Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs
•St. Jude Medical - 300 layoffs
•Hill Rom - 200 layoffs

Beyond the complete elimination of a significant number of American jobs is another looming problem created by the health care law - a shift from full-time to part-time workers.

Companies like Kroger and Darden are already shifting or contemplating a shift to part-time employees.

Full article: http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/grusbf5/good-morning-america-heres-those-layoffs-you-voted


115 posted on 11/08/2012 8:14:36 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Freeport

Just you watch. Soon it will be illegal to fire workers if you are making “enough” money. If you reduce hours to avoid Obamacare, it will be “ evading taxes”. If you dont hire illegals, it will be discrimination. If you leave a state, or move to another country, you will be taxed on the profits you wouldbhave made if you stayed, and bureaucrats will determine those profits. That would also be a form of tax evasion.


116 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:10 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Newton

I blocked all their emails and defriended on facebook a bunch of these dumb butts. I am done with them.


117 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:47 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

dailyjobcuts.com has a listing of layoffs and business closures.


118 posted on 11/08/2012 8:16:33 AM PST by USAF80
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To: concerned about politics

I saw your similar post and link last night. Later on in the news saw a 7.4+ in the Phillipenes and Guatamala.


119 posted on 11/08/2012 8:18:24 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

We have a lot of medical device companies here in MN.

Senator Klobuchuckles has claimed to have a plan to protect them.

I’m guessing there’s probabbly some Obamacare waivers in store IF they contribute the ‘right way’ and maybe agree to unionize or kiss their collective fat senatorial asses.


120 posted on 11/08/2012 8:19:52 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Freeport

Lockheed-Martin is going to lay off 123,000 very soon along with other defense contractors who will lay off their own.


121 posted on 11/08/2012 8:20:54 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EBH
“Massive layoffs will give 0bama are reason to start nationalizing companies...which was the point of Direct 10-289”

I wonder if there are enough Patriots left in the Military, that can do a little Saber rattling when the Communist President tries to go that direction. A Military Coup sure would signal America's reach Banana Republic status, but are we far of??

122 posted on 11/08/2012 8:24:01 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Freeport

One can only hope that these people being laid off were Obama voters...every last one of them.


123 posted on 11/08/2012 8:24:13 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama voters can’t be laid off, because they’re already at home, sitting on their fat behinds.


124 posted on 11/08/2012 8:25:05 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: DAC21

Yesterday I overheard a conversation between a physician and a couple, husband and wife. The husband talked loud enough so I could hear him clearly. He had been going to this physician for years and just learned yesterday that his doctor was retiring and closing his practice. The physician looked quite young. He did not look even close to 60.

The couple is probably on medicaid or medicare and they will have a hard time finding a new physician. It’s going to be a mess! A very sad mess.


125 posted on 11/08/2012 8:25:59 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Freeport

I got laid off last week so right now I’m relaxing and now since I can’t afford to move out of this stinkin rat hole called California I was thinking starting a small business but now I’m not sure now that the crazies took over.


126 posted on 11/08/2012 8:26:14 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Freeport

Just counted six Obama stickers in the parking lot. I was thinking we need to trim 5 down, but I think we can get by with all six gone.


127 posted on 11/08/2012 8:30:11 AM PST by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: Patriot Babe
“I got laid off last week so right now I’m relaxing and now since I can’t afford to move out of this stinkin rat hole called California I was thinking starting a small business but now I’m not sure now that the crazies took over”

I'm in the exact same boat, As a sole proprietor you are looking at about 49% tax rate for Fed, State and Self Ins. tax in Kalifornia. That sure makes you think twice doesn't it?

128 posted on 11/08/2012 8:31:55 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Marathoner

Actually I agree with you. I think the consequences should be appropriately placed on the responsible people. You don’t have to explain it to them. Just tell them it’s economics. It would be a true statement.


129 posted on 11/08/2012 8:32:18 AM PST by virgil
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To: ontap
It’s poetic justice that most of the job losses coming will be from the very people who voted this nut in!!!

I wish that were true, but I don't think it is. You know who's not going to be affected by this until we turn into Greece? Teachers, most government workers, and welfare recipients. Guess who voted for Obama? It'll be a couple of years before they're affected and then they'll be sure to blame whatever Republican mayor or governor is running their state or municipality.

130 posted on 11/08/2012 8:38:16 AM PST by old and tired
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To: proudpapa

Time to trim the fat...there are plenty of companies out there who still employ people with a lousy work ethic...especially the young. Send them home. I am noticing a lot more OLDER employees at box stores lately...they actually work, and are happy to be receiving a check.


131 posted on 11/08/2012 8:46:15 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ladyjane
Yesterday I overheard a conversation between a physician and a couple, husband and wife. The husband talked loud enough so I could hear him clearly. He had been going to this physician for years and just learned yesterday that his doctor was retiring and closing his practice. The physician looked quite young. He did not look even close to 60.

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My mother went to her doctor on Tuesday and they had signs apologizing for the wait. They were switching their computer system to comply with the new Obamacare law. The doctor told my mother that it now takes him 10 minutes just to write a prescription.
He said that he was going to wait and see about the election. However, if Romney didn't win and repeal Obamacare, he was moving to Guam within two years. He said 35-40% of his doctor friends were retiring early or also leaving the county.

A very sad mess indeed.

132 posted on 11/08/2012 8:49:14 AM PST by kara37
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To: Lockbar
There will be a good number of suicides in the upcoming months. Nothing like a depressing christmas with no gifts under the tree to set the stage for putting a revolver in the mouth.

I'm surprised the workplace shootings haven't started yet...

I saw a comment in an on-line paper that sums it up...'America...down the latrine in 2013.' Great tag-line if someone is looking for one.

133 posted on 11/08/2012 8:50:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ladyjane

My GP just went to a concierge service only practice. The doc is about 60 and came to the U.S. from Canada in the late 80’s after they installed socialized medicine. He saw the same thing was happening here and last year opted to take 150 or so patients for a fee of $4000 annually. He can be reached 24/7 and no appointment is needed. He also does not have Medicare to mess with now.

While I can see many doctors closing shutters, I also see some going the concierge route just to avoid the headaches of Zero’s death panel Gestapo. It’s a sad day all around when a doctor is forced to shut down or limit what his business could do without interference from government.


134 posted on 11/08/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Lockheed-Martin is going to lay off 123,000 very soon...

That's bullcrap. That's the total number of employees worldwide for Lock-Mart. They are estimating 10,000 as the number that will be affected by sequestration.

135 posted on 11/08/2012 8:56:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: DAC21

For your sake, I hope they don’t. Praying for Gods’ provision for you.

BTW, even though I am on the East Coast now, I know Brea quite well. My mom used to live off of Lambert.


136 posted on 11/08/2012 8:57:43 AM PST by shatcher (Judges 17:6b Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.)
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To: TSgt

That’s great!


137 posted on 11/08/2012 8:58:49 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: who knows what evil?

OK...I am going to give up and look for an obama phone and Gov. food stamps. Looks as if that is what it is going to take for the next 4 years.


138 posted on 11/08/2012 8:59:11 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: roostercashews
Lots of 'cash only' doctors starting to pop up...and there there is this. Wave of the future?
139 posted on 11/08/2012 8:59:44 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EBH
the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.

I realize that you're quoting a work of fiction, but should it become reality:

Burn.

It.

To.

The.

Ground.

140 posted on 11/08/2012 9:01:13 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ladyjane

My son graduated from medical school in 2010 and just quit his medicine residency. He is reassessing his career choice.

And yes he was American trained.

The void will be filled with foreign medical grads.


141 posted on 11/08/2012 9:04:58 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: TurboZamboni

Your body? You didn’t build that.


142 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:51 AM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: MarkeyD

These layoff stories should be front and center...Rush should spend all three hours beating this like a dead horse. Wither The Blaze? This should be the LEAD story...instead we get pap like Mitt’s Next Morning and a story about a little girl that plays football...WTF, Beck?


143 posted on 11/08/2012 9:11:32 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TexasCajun

Boeing was laying off a few here and there last summer before they made the promise to hold off all further layoffs until after the election. They announced internally two weeks ago a major restructuring of several divisions. I suspect the final layoffs are imminent and they will be massive. The internal numbers are between 20-30%, mainly in non aircraft production employees including professional staff.


144 posted on 11/08/2012 9:13:57 AM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Don’t try to tell me there is not a conspiracy going on to keep the communists/socialists (they are the same) in power.

More evidence of that today with The Philadelphia Inquirer running cover for the massive voter fraud in Philly. Get rid of Philly county and Pennsylvania would have been very red.

I was wrong about the vote fraud. They kept precinct turnout to 99% this election.
145 posted on 11/08/2012 9:18:16 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: DAC21
My GP just sent notice he is retiring, he is nowhere near retirement age.

Mine too, a month ago. He saw the writing on the wall. This is starting to devastate this great country but the freeloaders and ignorants in Washington will always have their top shelf health care.

146 posted on 11/08/2012 9:19:12 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Lockheed Martin to lay off 123,000 and other defense contractors may follow
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953231/posts


147 posted on 11/08/2012 9:29:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

This type of massive layoff and facility shifting is no accident. This is part of the larger plan by this administration, democrats, and socialists and has been in the works for years and years. One little step at a time to knock us down a few notches.


148 posted on 11/08/2012 9:33:47 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Defiant

You left out you will have to hire transgendered and homosexuals or be taxed as not “diverse” enough.


149 posted on 11/08/2012 9:35:47 AM PST by USAF80
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To: TSgt

The first time I ever did yoga was with P90X. I now fear yoga...


150 posted on 11/08/2012 9:53:49 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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