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Congresswoman: Global Warming 'Will Destroy' Maryland
CNSNews.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Matt Cover

Posted on 02/16/2013 7:55:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

(CNSNews.com) – A group of House Democrats labeling themselves the Safe Climate Caucus held a press conference today to warn that if Congress does not address global warming, the country could face dire consequences, including detrimental effects to California wines and an end to Vermont skiing.

One Democratic representative even worried that global warming could destroy the state of Maryland.

“If we do nothing about what is happening, it will destroy our economy, it will destroy our state, and it will have a broad impact not just here in this country but around the world,” Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) said at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Friday.

Representative Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) feared that global warming could damage the ancient forests and vineyards in his district.

“Climate change is going to impact my coastal district not just in terms of coastal communities and infrastructure but also the health of our oceans and coastal fisheries,” Huffman said.

“It will impact the great ancient forests in my district [and] it will even threaten to impact the world-class quality of the wine produced in Sonoma and Mendocino counties,” he said.

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) worried there might not be any skiing in Vermont and that the state’s famous maple trees could also be threatened by global warming.

In introducing Vermont Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Blumenauer said Welch “comes from the state of Vermont that climate change is going to have – there will no longer be skiing and even the maple trees will be threatened.”

Despite the dramatic claims, Rep. Edwards insisted that she and her colleagues were not alarmists.

“The fact is that those of us who are here are not alarmists, we are not eco-hystericals, we’re not socialists,” she said. “We care about our climate and we want to do something about it.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Maryland; US: Oregon; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: climatechange; donnaedwards; earlblumenauer; globalwarming; globalwarmingfraud; globalwarminghoax; jaredhuffman; looneylooneylooney; peterwelch
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
My best guess is that Maryland will either Tip Over or get hit by an Asteroid due to Global Warming.

BTW - Is this Democrat Congresswoman another “Freed Slave” like her Colleague in the House Sheila Jackson Lee? It might be the reason she didn't get a proper Education, spending her Slave days toiling under the overcast Maryland sky harvesting Soft Shell Crabs.

51 posted on 02/16/2013 11:17:08 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Global warming? Nipple slips? Coincidence? You be the judge.


52 posted on 02/16/2013 11:29:46 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: bigbob

I agree 100%, I only clicked on this article to make that exact same point! Why is there never anyone around to challenge these idiotic claims?


53 posted on 02/17/2013 1:04:27 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) - That’s the douche-bag who spearheaded the ban on small scale suction dredging for gold in CA...


54 posted on 02/17/2013 1:13:08 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Global warming is going to destroy Maryland? Just Maryland and no other state? Boy, that’s something. How the hell does that work? One state gets done in by global warming and the other 49(56 if you’re an Obamot) dodge the bullet.


55 posted on 02/17/2013 1:16:16 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Zot me if you wll. I absolutely was sure she would look like this.
56 posted on 02/17/2013 1:38:59 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

lol


57 posted on 02/17/2013 2:25:18 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: gleeaikin
There are other states like VA, NJ, NC, SC and FL which might also like to be able to do off shore wind, and these are mostly Republican states.

What are you smoking? I read your home page which confirmed you're a whack job!

58 posted on 02/17/2013 3:09:24 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: SandRat

I’ve seen quite of few of your posts and comments lately. Nice to here from you again! Hope you are well luv.

As far as this post goes, these guys are beyond help. This is a job for an Exorcist! ;)


59 posted on 02/17/2013 3:30:25 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites. is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
we are not eco-hystericals, we’re not socialists,” she said. “We care about our climate and we want to do something about it...

I get falling down drunk every night of the week but I'm not an alcoholic.....

60 posted on 02/17/2013 3:47:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Paladin2

The thing that is destroying the state of Maryland is it’s Democrat politicians and voters.

Our farms are being eaten up by liberals moving in to run from the blacks in PG and Montgomery Counties.

Yes they scream about how liberal they are and yet they run away down to our rural counties to get away from it, then they destroy our counties like they did the ones they just ran away from.


61 posted on 02/17/2013 4:16:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: from occupied ga

A picture is worth a thousand words.

That picture explains everything.

Prince George’s County. If they give Maryland an enema they will plug the tube into Prince Georges County.


62 posted on 02/17/2013 4:21:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: from occupied ga
Do all black democrats all have their brains sucked out so they can run for public office Or are they just born that way and represent the majority of their stupid lazy constituency naturally?

I'd say they are born with the same gifts as constituency. That's not racist because it true.

63 posted on 02/17/2013 4:41:39 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Global Warming is a religion. And there should be separation of “church” and state.


64 posted on 02/17/2013 4:45:10 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: gleeaikin

Yeah, off-shore wind ...that will work. NOT.


65 posted on 02/17/2013 4:46:06 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“The fact is that those of us who are here are not alarmists, we are not eco-hystericals, we’re not socialists,” she said.

"We're just nuts."

66 posted on 02/17/2013 4:51:11 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: rfp1234
MD can then be replaced by Puerto Rico.

Right. Replace one enclave of liberal voters with another...

67 posted on 02/17/2013 5:02:16 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: gleeaikin

You say that like it’s a good thing. Offshore wind is a worthless as onshore wind. All cost, no benefit. But it makes Marty feel good.


68 posted on 02/17/2013 5:30:04 AM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hell, Maryland is already not worth a damn. Global warming can’t destroy that which is already tattered and torn trash.


69 posted on 02/17/2013 5:31:57 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: gleeaikin

All energy pollutes to some degree. Is energy worth it? I’ll give you two anecdotes: today I will not freeze to death despite the wind and low 20’s outside. Nor will my house be destroyed by frozen pipes. Second I will go visit friends 50 miles away without thinking twice about whether I can afford the trip or whether I will freeze in an electric car with no heat or stand around waiting for a train.


70 posted on 02/17/2013 5:59:26 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“The fact is that those of us who are here are not alarmists, we are not eco-hystericals, we’re not socialists,” she said.

Please allow me to translate Democrat-Speak:

"“The fact is that those of us who are here are alarmists, we are eco-hystericals, we’re socialists,” she said.

71 posted on 02/17/2013 6:12:00 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why are so many women drawn to Communism like a moth to a flame?


73 posted on 02/17/2013 6:19:57 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: gleeaikin

Regrettably, there may have been something missing from your research. Solids do not remain suspended or float in liquids. Gravity causes solids, such as sand and rock particles, to sink and liquids rise to the surface. While some erosion of pipes occur, the overall method of gravity and straining do impose a substantial erosion of pipes which is not manageable. For this one, gleeaikin, more research is needed by yourself. All piping systems experience erosion. One would be surprised at the erosion of sewer piping, but the erosion is manageable in sewer piping and is also manageable for this situation.


74 posted on 02/17/2013 6:21:07 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: gleeaikin
Offshore wind is not the answer for Maryland. Wind makes sense in some places like the Plains down into Texas where the turbines can be stuck on useless land or placed into farmland with associated dirt roads. But installation and maintenance of off shore wind is complex and expensive. With wind farms on land a few dead turbines is affordable but not out in the ocean.

I will have to pay for this boondoggle twice. Once from my federal taxes and a second time when Virginia electricity consumers have to buy some of that expensive Maryland power.

75 posted on 02/17/2013 6:22:01 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I'd say they are born with the same gifts as constituency. That's not racist because it true.

You seem to be born without the gift of writing proper English.

76 posted on 02/17/2013 6:24:31 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: gleeaikin
While some erosion of pipes occur, the overall method of gravity and straining do impose a substantial erosion of pipes which is not manageable.

The above sentence is incorrect.

Should read as follows:
While some erosion of pipes occurs, the overall method of gravity and straining do impose a substantially less erosion capability in pipes of these types of transfers and is manageable.

My apology .. I should proof read more.

77 posted on 02/17/2013 6:26:55 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
If you believe them, the NOAA GFDL CM2.1 global warming model shows a projected increase in average temperature for Maryland of around 2.8 degrees (F) in 50 years. That is roughly the increase in average temperature between Washington DC and Baltimore. So I guess all the people, animals, and plants in Baltimore couldn't survive living in the warmer conditions of Washington, DC.

Even today I hear that most residents of Washington, DC go to Baltimore to escape the summer heat and humidity. (/sarc for any Safe Climate Caucus members reading this.)

78 posted on 02/17/2013 6:31:19 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: poobear
Well, now that I'm Retired I'm picking up the pace again.
79 posted on 02/17/2013 7:01:35 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Paladin2
I was hoping this already happened. Maryland ( THE ) Freak state deserves to be destroyed. I "lived" there in the LIB hell-hole for 30 years before escaping last year.
80 posted on 02/17/2013 8:32:29 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Paladin2
I was hoping this already happened. Maryland ( THE Freak state) deserves to be destroyed. I "lived" there in the LIB hell-hole for 30 years before escaping last year.
81 posted on 02/17/2013 8:34:26 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

...okay, so what is the problem?


82 posted on 02/17/2013 8:59:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping.


83 posted on 02/17/2013 10:32:10 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one’s risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; gleeaikin

which of the states that glee referred to as being ‘mostly Republican” (VA, NJ, NC, SC and FL) doesn’t have at least a Republican governor?


84 posted on 02/17/2013 11:14:08 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When MD is destroyed by global warming, will women and children be hardest hit? Inquiring minds want to know.


85 posted on 02/17/2013 12:49:02 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: EDINVA
which of the states that glee referred to as being ‘mostly Republican” (VA, NJ, NC, SC and FL) doesn’t have at least a Republican governor?

NJ has often elected Pub governors but is basically a blue state.

86 posted on 02/17/2013 2:06:51 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: expat1000
Looks like my home state has cooked itself up a brand new bucket of Kentucky-Fried Stoopid.......

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

87 posted on 02/17/2013 6:00:11 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Focault's Pendulum; All

Are you saying that these states are not mostly Republican, or that they might have NO interest in off shore wind?


88 posted on 02/22/2013 11:39:30 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: ConservativeInPA; All

Are you saying that countries in Europe which get 20% or even more of their energy from wind are NOT working? Try Googling Wind Energy in European Countries.


89 posted on 02/22/2013 11:43:16 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: no-to-illegals

Try checking out Google for articles on the 1/2 billion dollar Kalamazoo River clean up caused by a tar sands pipeline break.


90 posted on 02/22/2013 11:46:28 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: freeandfreezing; All

Actually they go to Baltimore, because you can buy a house for much less than in DC or Montgomery Co.


91 posted on 02/22/2013 11:48:35 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
speaking in terms of tar sands, and imho tar sands (raw tar sands), should not be transported via a pipeline. There are refinement methods to eliminate some of the erosion which occurs during pipeline transfers, and not having researched this particular (pipeline break) am typing without full knowledge regarding this incident. Other transfer methods are available if a product is deemed too erosive for pipeline transfer. Train, and truck. I appreciate your coming back with additional information I did not have.
92 posted on 02/23/2013 6:38:35 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: gleeaikin
Are you saying that countries in Europe which get 20% or even more of their energy from wind are NOT working? Try Googling Wind Energy in European Countries.

Nothing against wind, solar, nuclear or other forms of power, but wind and solar, in particular, do not work without heavy government subsidy. That is NOT working, that is socialism. That is bankrupting my children and grandchildren.

93 posted on 02/23/2013 7:00:01 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: no-to-illegals; All

Apparently, some refining is being done in Canada, and it is already being transported by truck and train. However, the oil people want to transport more, faster. The initial extraction apparently leaves a peanut butter consistency mass with high sulfur (acid), other toxins, much quartz sand, etc. It is then mixed with other chemicals to allow it to be pushed through the pipeline under high pressure. It is highly corrosive and abrasive, far more so than other forms of raw crude, and has a much higher pipeline break rate. Having broken, especially into waterways, it is many times more expensive to clean up. This is the problem with the Kalamazoo River break. It will be used for the export market from Houston, not our US consumption. Let them build it to the Pacific if they are selling it to China.


94 posted on 02/23/2013 10:49:26 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Post has my full agreement till last sentence of Let them build it to the Pacific if they are selling it to China.

and did notice the word if in the sentence, almost didn't LOL for my vision sometimes eludes me. Here is my reasoning ... china is busying themselves to corner the market of oil and have their currency replace the dollar as the standard. May you live in interesting times, comes from a Chinese proverb. Living in interesting times could be a synonym for may you live in dangerous times, where we presently together coexist.

95 posted on 02/23/2013 11:06:09 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Yes, I know that China is trying to pin down long term sources. I am not concerned for our sake if they get this tar sands oil. We have so much potential in US with the shale oil and gas finds, that we are already exporting some of that oil. We have plenty to serve our needs for many decades. In that time our potential for solar and wind will more than make up for anything we are not getting from the tar sands. Moreover we probably will no longer need the Middle East oil either. I know there seems to be a strong oil bias here at FR, and I should add I have PB stock, but a number of the oil companies are already diversifying into harnessing all that free sun and wind we have in abundance in parts of the US. There are many potential jobs in solar and wind, and in weatherizing homes and providing superinsulation in new construction. Please Google the Kalamazoo River Enbridge pipeline disaster to see what I am anxious for our country to avoid. It has already cost as much as Solyndra, and if the XL Pipeline is built from Canada to Cushing, it crosses about 4 major rivers, and a number of small streams. Even if the pipeline gets built to the Pacific, they will still be transporting it through the US by truck and train.


96 posted on 02/23/2013 9:02:39 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
gleeaikin, I truly appreciate your concern for our nation, our nation's rivers, disasters which have occurred and disasters not having occurred. I wish to expound on your words and emphasize with my words what imho is and what is not; Not in your post instead a moment in time in which our Nation resides.

Our Nation has made tremendous strides from standing on the moon, to typing to one another via communication links, to knowing, as a Nation, there are discoveries yet to be realized, to sometimes accepting defeat. It is the accepting of defeat which worries me most. I am not implying your words speak of defeat and if am going off on a tangent you care not to read, please, stop here your honoring me by reading.

I will be short and brief in my remarks if your eyes and a desire to continue have led to a continuance of words offered up to your eyes for contemplation of our present ongoing exchange of posts. I am willing to bet like you America is becoming tired in the eyes of the world. The world thinks America is ripe for the taking. The world is thinking America is ready to fall. I do not think and I bet you do not think America is ready to fall.

We each deal with our lives and love our family members. There once was a time Americans, all Americans felt like family. We were killing one another but were settling a family dispute. During the Civil War or War Between the States as Americans were killing Americans on both sides a belief was held as true. Blue and Gray believed God was on their side. Today Blue and Red believe God is on their side. Our Nation has come through the fires of Hell to only find ourselves in the fires of Hell. A fact ... It will always be as is. I too seek solutions but I have lain down fear. I have lain down my fear of my fellow man and woman and fellow Americans. There are greedy people in this world, which your post eludes to, but I no longer fear them. You and I both remember our History. Each American versed in History knows Americans have had to lay down our fears and do what had to be done to preserve, protect, and keep America strong. I have probably not one single solution, but someone in America has at least one solution, and where there is one solution there is another and another. The fork in the road, I think we should take it as Yogi Berra said. America is capable of doing more than one task at a time.

Our communications, I pray, have been enlightening for both of us. I believe the post sent to me emphasizes your belief in America and solutions. Solutions are what the sane seek. We have been a Nation divided, where solutions came from the barrels of death. Our Nation did not die, instead our Nation became stronger. This time will be no different. We the People complain and here is my complaint, for I would like to know who will stand against America, who can defeat America, what plan is so great as to cause America to fall? A truthful answer is there is none who will defeat America nor the ideas of America, for solutions are everywhere for any task set before America.

If you have made it to this point gleeaikin, my compliments. Seeking solutions are difficult. Seeking the love of many on this planet for America maybe is impossible. Finding, and doing is always an elusive prayer or Oh, What's the Point moment. I remember one set of words to rule me. To paraphrase ... We do not seek to go to the Moon because it is easy. We seek to go to the Moon because it is hard. The same can be said for any task, even moving tar sands. I pray my point has not eluded any of We the People, and especially you and I.

97 posted on 02/24/2013 6:28:48 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Oh, What's the Point)
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To: no-to-illegals

I have read your whole message. Although we may differ in our interpretation of details, I believe we both come from a similar place of the heart. I am now going to answer another interesting thread and include you. Cheers.


98 posted on 02/24/2013 5:32:49 PM PST by gleeaikin
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