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.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. Mrs. JULIE MOORE on Special Memorial Day-2002 ..JUDICIAL WATCH Radio Show..
JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 5-29-2002 | JUDICIAL WATCH

Posted on 05/29/2002 5:31:03 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

NEVER FORGET

...In Honoring of SOME MOTHER's SON or DAUGHTER of Comabat in -Time of War-...

...Mrs. JULIE MOORE, wife of MEL GIBSON's then ..Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE.. at .."WE WERE SOLDIERS" - The Movie's Battle of IA DRANG-1965 ( www.LzXray.com )..

...will be a guest on a Special Memorial Day-2002 ..-JUDICIAL WATCH Radio Show-.. hosted by Vietnam Veteran ..RUSS VERNEY -&- JANE CHASTAIN.. on Thurday, May 30, 2002.

...This Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio Show also airs Live online from...

.. 12pm - 2pm ..Eastern Time

.. 9am - 11am ..Pacific Time

.. on.. www.JudicialWatch.org ..

...On a Day when we all honor...

...SOME MOTHERS's SON or DAUGHTER...

WITH our LOVE.

Signed:..ALONA RONNIE / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / Landing Zone Falcon / www.LzXray.com

NEVER FORGET


TOPICS: Announcements; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: judicialwatchradio; ltgenhalgmoore; melgibson; memorialday; weweresoldiers
NEVER FORGET

...For more on .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. / Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / LifeTime LifeSaver ..RICK RESCORLA on Sept 11th/IA DRANG-1965..

...Please check out my -Bookmarked List- ..www.Freerepublic.com.. Article Threads simply by hitting an...

.. ALOHA RONNIE .. on this Thread.

May GOD BLESS, GOD SPEED, GOD PROTECT you and yours in a new -Time of War in a new Century with an Enemy that is now Within ..just around the corner and up your street.

NEVER FORGET

1 posted on 05/29/2002 5:31:03 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Ronnie, is the movie no longer in theaters? Surprising if so, as it has to be a top movie.

Saw another good program recently about the Special Forces working with Montagnards, I think in NhaTrang, if I remember correctly, "Unsung Heroes". Also, taped movie last night, have forgotten name, about Don Scott and MAJ Phalen getting the 'Yards from a refugee camp to the US.

Thanks for what you do re Vietnam.

2 posted on 05/29/2002 5:41:53 PM PDT by katze
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To: katze
RVN Bump!
3 posted on 05/29/2002 5:54:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: katze;Joy Angela;goldilucky;Snow Bunny;VOA;RonDog;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;Joe Montana...
.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. - The Movie has just about finished its initial Threater Run and is being rushed into its -DVD- Release in August with Ten Additional previously deleted scenes and Interviews with Director/Producer/Screenwriter ..RANDALL WALLACE..and all. CAN'T WAIT.

...While waiting ..last week I received my brand new and supurb copies of ..RANDALL WALLACE's.. new book...

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS-The Screenplay" ..-&-..

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS-The Soundtrack Score" -CD-..

...by ..NICK GLENNIE-SMITH, previously of ..PINK FLOYD.

...Both just put me back into -The Valley of Death- that was the IA DRANG-1965 for it was a time for Feelings BIG TIME.

...What a GOD's Gift in Creation it is to have such beautiful Theme Music to live one's life by...?

NEVER FORGET

4 posted on 05/29/2002 6:18:50 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Ronnie, I thought you might enjoy this article about the "pop star" that motivated the young revolutionary soldiers:
The Prophetic Music of William Billings
The name of William Billings will not mean much to contemporary Americans, but in his day, he was all the rage among pop music aficionados. Scorned by critics and ignored by serious musicians, Billings scored high in the churches and among the masses of late eighteenth-century America. The success of Billings’s music in his day presents a challenge to contemporary Christian pop musicians to consider new ways of using their music in the cause of Christ and His Kingdom.

(He) published the first completely American book of songs, The New-England Psalm-Singer (1771)...

Here is a musician so passionate about the cause for which he is composing that he devotes his "muse" to the task of motivating his compatriots to persevere in the struggle for freedom. His music became a rallying cry to freedom-seeking Americans and helped to sustain them during the eight years of the War for Independence.

The best-known of these popular "rallying" songs is "Chester," in which Billings flaunts the courage and gumption of outmanned and outgunned patriots in standing up to the invading tyrants. This brash melody bursts out like an exuberant army onto the field:

Let tyrants shake their iron rod,
And Slav’ry clank her galling chains,
We fear them not, we trust in God,
New England’s God for ever reigns.

Subsequent stanzas mock the sophisticated cunning and plots of British generals and their futility against God-inspired patriots. England’s legendary redcoats are no match for freedom-loving Americans persuaded that God fights for them:

When God inspir’d us for the fight,
Their ranks were broke, their lines were forc’d,
Their Ships were Shatter’d in our sight,
Or swiftly driven from our Coast.

The Foe comes on with haughty Stride;
Our troops advance with martial noise,
Their Vet’rans flee before our Youth,
And Gen’rals yield to beardless Boys.

Victory can only be certain with God on their side, and Billings calls all Americans to join in songs of praise to Him who directs their just cause and ensures their freedom:

What grateful Off’ring shall we bring?
What shall we render to the Lord?
Loud Halleluiahs let us Sing,
And praise his name on ev’ry Chord.

Here was popular music written in a form every churchgoing American could readily enter into, speaking boldly about the major social issue of the day and calling patriots to hope in the Lord and fight confidently against their foe. The music is bright and forceful, filled with confidence, even arrogance, and focused ultimately on the glory of God.



5 posted on 05/29/2002 7:10:23 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
DVD....is the best!
6 posted on 05/29/2002 7:22:16 PM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
That was an excellent movie and one I will not forget.
7 posted on 05/29/2002 8:02:23 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: ALL;Ragtime Cowgirl;goldilucky;Snow Bunny;Joy Angela;Mercuria;Rebuildus
NEVER FORGET

...Mrs. JULIE MOORE will be inteviewed on...

.. www.JudicialWatch.org ..

...from 12:23pm - 12:55pm Eastern Time

...from 9:23am - 9:55am Pacific Time

NEVER FORGET

8 posted on 05/29/2002 10:28:02 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the info!
9 posted on 05/29/2002 10:30:11 PM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Hi Ronnie, thank you so much!!!
10 posted on 05/29/2002 10:34:21 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Aloha Ronnie
The Judicial Watch Radio Show (for Thurs, May 30) sounds fascinating! The JW report also airs Monday through Friday! (see www.usaradio.com for schedule)

The radio show runs from 9-11 AM Pacific / 12-2 PM Eastern

Call in at: (888) 356-9000

Everyone can Tune in, log on at...
www.judicialwatch.org or www.usaradio.com

Look at this part of the show! Judicial Watch interviews an FBI Agent!

10:06-10:55 AM Pacific/1:06-1:55 PM Eastern: or
10:36-10:55 AM Pacific/ 1:36-1:55 PM Eastern:

*Robert Wright is a Special agent with the Chicago Division of the FBI and a JW client.
Subject: His press conference today detailing accusations of FBI negligence and obstruction of counterterrorism investigations involving Hamas and al Queda.

WOW!

11 posted on 05/29/2002 11:10:05 PM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: Joy Angela;ALL
...That's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!!!
12 posted on 05/30/2002 6:15:59 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALL
...Mrs. HAL G. MOORE (Julie) MOORE is also on...

.. www.usaradio.com ..

...9:23 AM - 9:55 AM ..Pacific Time

...12:23 PM - 12:55 PM ..Eastern Time

...and JUDICIAL WATCH's 11 Radio Stations across America...

...Happy Memorial Day-2002..

13 posted on 05/30/2002 7:25:20 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Joy Angela; OKCSubmariner; Donald Stone; Joe Montana; FreedominJesusChrist
*Robert Wright is a Special agent with the Chicago Division of the FBI and a JW client.
Subject: His press conference today detailing accusations of FBI negligence and obstruction of counterterrorism investigations involving Hamas and al Queda.

I saw on another thread that C-SPAN2 is carrying this live now!

14 posted on 05/30/2002 7:32:43 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: RonDog
NEVER FORGET

...Also see our.. ALOHA RONNIE ..Memorial Day Thread titled:

..FOLLOW ME in new -Time of War- = The Vietnam Vet / RICK RESCORLA..

NEVER FORGET

15 posted on 05/30/2002 7:34:40 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
.."WE WERE SOLDIERS"...its -DVD- Release in August...

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm getting a copy for my Dad, he was an Army conscript who
"stood watch" for two years of the Cold War.
He couldn't get out to see the film in the theater as he's a little impaired in mobility these days.
16 posted on 05/30/2002 8:32:59 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
BTTT!
17 posted on 05/30/2002 8:36:57 AM PDT by hammerdown
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
I have a copy of that hymn, as sung by an East Coast folk group known as "Dramtreeo". I've always liked it...

the infowarrior

18 posted on 05/30/2002 10:24:16 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Fred Mertz
I saw on another thread that C-SPAN2 is carrying this live now!

Thanks! I'm listening to the Judicial Watch show now... go to www.judicialwatch.org and click on Media Center and then Radio to listen.

19 posted on 05/30/2002 10:48:47 AM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: katze
Probably wasn't Nha Trang. My guess would be Pleiku, Kontum or Dak To.
20 posted on 05/30/2002 12:05:18 PM PDT by hresources
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To: hresources
I'll look it up; I think I still have tape.
21 posted on 05/30/2002 12:31:45 PM PDT by katze
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To: hresources
We were both wrong, it was Khe Sanh. And, I may have this confused with another VN docu. Since I didn't mark the tape, I'd have difficulty in finding, so I looked at old History Channel schedule. This much I remember, these guys went through Hell. I'll have to look to see which (if not this) was about the 'Yards, how loyal they were and would not fight alongside anyone but the Spec Forces; told because of language difficulty, they developed a type of sign language. Having been there for so many years, I find all the VN docus interesting. Below is a writeup from "Unsung Heroes". If I find more, I'll post it here.

The Vietnam War dragged on for a decade, playing out on television screens across America in a litany of death, destruction and confusion. But perhaps no other battle galvanized attention on the war as much as Khe Sanh, a 77-day siege for control of a base with minimal strategic value.

UNSUNG HEROES examines one of the most perplexing battles from the conflict that many Americans--including those fighting it--had difficulty understanding. It was a political chess game with soldiers used as pawns. The fighting was so intense and prolonged that skeletons of the enemy dead were suspended in barbed wire lines surrounding the base. But no matter how bravely the defenders fought, the sheer numbers of the NVA attackers ensured that they would ultimately have to abandon Khe Sanh.

Through archival footage and recollections from the soldiers who were there, UNSUNG HEROES tells the story of the siege that, for many, came to symbolize the entire war in Vietnam.

22 posted on 05/30/2002 1:09:08 PM PDT by katze
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To: hresources
Well, I didn't dream after all; found this at MSNBC after Google search.

Allied personnel in the Khe Sanh area numbered less than 1,000 men. Among these were the CIDG force at Lang Vei and the Marines’ Combined Action Company Oscar, located between Khe Sanh Village and the combat base and within mortar range of the latter. (III MAF created the Combined Action Program to increase the ability of the local Vietnamese militia units to defend their own villages. These units included Marines who lived, worked, and conducted operations with their Vietnamese counterparts. The company at Khe Sanh formed in February 1967 and was unique in that its indigenous forces were Montagnards rather than Vietnamese) The Khe Sanh combat base housed Company B, 9th Marines, reinforced by an aggregation of support detachments, and a Marine reconnaissance platoon. Organic artillery support for these units came from Captain Glen Golden’s Battery F, 12th Marines, which replaced Battery I on 5 April. While the allied forces were too small to be a deterrent to major enemy incursions, they did serve as an advance unit.

23 posted on 05/30/2002 1:16:48 PM PDT by katze
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To: katze;Fred Mertz;Judicial Watch;Carl/Newsmax;Joy Angela;goldilucky;Snow Bunny;VOA;RonDog...
NEVER FORGET

...Our Central Highland 'Yards, known as Degars, numbered over 3.5 Million when the Communist Bullies from the North took over the South and have always been in the way of the Ethinic Vietnamese from taking complete control of the Highlands.

...Thru their superior ethnic sterilization, terrorism and genocidal methods on the Degars ...only 600,000 are left and still sinking.

...Former Vietnam Veteran and Senator JOHN KERRY (D) is personally blocking a Vietnam Human Rights Bill HR-2833 from leaving his Senate Committee to go to the Senate Floor for a vote that would SANCTION Communist Vietnam for its purposeful genocide of the Diggers.

...Let's let him have it with our phone calls to ask him WHY..???.

NEVER FORGET

24 posted on 05/30/2002 2:05:26 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: All;Judicial Watch
NEVER FORGET

...Mrs. JULIE MOORE...

...was just ..Outstanding today on...

..-The Judicial Watch Radio Show- heard Live online on..

.. www.JudicialWatch.org ..-&-.. www.usaradio.com ..

Radio Broadcasts are as follows:

LIVE ----

WCVC AM 1330 Tallahassee, FL.

WGRA AM 790 Cairo, GA.

KCCB AM 1260 Corning, Ark.

WCLW AM 1130 Reedsville, N.C.

WPEP AM 1570 Taunton, MA.

TAPE DELAYED ------------

WAXY AM 790 Miami, FL. 507 AM

WNTY AM 990 Hartford, CT. 6-8 PM

WBCF AM ....Florence, AL 7-9 PM

KNAK AM 540 Delta, UT.

KKGT AM 1150 Portland, Ore. Afternoon drive time

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25 posted on 05/30/2002 2:27:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Fred Mertz
Thanks for the ping Fred.

Actually this story made the Chicago Tribune today, which I was quite happy to see. The Chicago Tribune is a pretty good newspaper, all the major editors (editorial board) are moderate Republicans. It is also good that Schippers is working on the case, being that he is orginally from the area.

26 posted on 05/30/2002 3:06:31 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: ALOHA RONNIE, Fred Mertz, Native American Female Vet, goldilucky, palo verde, reformjoy, Thanatos
From today's Tribune: FBI Agent Fans Flames With Charge

FBI Agent Fans Flames With Charge

By: Todd Lighty

Tribune staff reporter

Published May 30, 2002

A veteran FBI agent in Chicago is accusing his supervisors of mishandling terrorism investigations and is suggesting that the bureau be stripped of such responsibilities.

In what could amount to an unusual public spat between an active-duty agent and the bureau, Robert Wright Jr. plans to air his complaints Thursday during a news conference in Washington.

"The FBI has proven for the past decade it cannot identify and prevent acts of terrorism against the United States and its citizens at home and abroad," Wright wrote in a statement he shared with the agency weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks.

In it, he also said a top-to-bottom review should be conducted of the bureau's hiring procedures, mission, investigative procedures and organizational structure.

Wright's planned news conference follows an announcement Wednesday by U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft that the FBI will undergo a broad reorganization of its "structure, culture and mission."

Wright, an agent since 1990, has had other public battles with colleagues and the bureau.

He has been investigated for allegedly harassing an Arab-American agent and for allegedly sexually harassing a female agent.

Wright filed a lawsuit in June 2001 against the female agent, alleging that her "false and malicious" charges resulted in his removal from the International Terrorist Squad. A U.S. District Court judge last October dismissed the lawsuit.

This month, Wright sued the bureau for blocking publication of a 500-page book about what he described as bungled investigations during the 1990s into fundraising by militant Islamic groups such as Hamas.

Agent John Vincent, a 27-year veteran, said the fact that Wright has had run-ins with co-workers and disagreed with his supervisors does not make him disloyal.

"Agent Wright is not a disgruntled employee," Vincent said. "Everything he has said is for the betterment of the job."

Wright is being represented by lawyer David Schippers, who served as the chief investigative counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based public interest law firm that often sues the government.

Schippers could not be reached for comment. But Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said Wright has repeatedly made his concerns known to supervisors about how the bureau allegedly mishandled terrorism investigations.

Copyright © 2002, Chicago Tribune

27 posted on 05/30/2002 3:24:38 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: katze
" is the movie no longer in theaters? Surprising if so, as it has to be a top movie."

The movie is not in most theaters anymore. It actually has not grossed what was expected.

28 posted on 05/30/2002 3:30:32 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
From Yahoo News -

May 30 8:03 PM ET

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A popular Vietnamese actor criticized for playing a Communist commander in the Mel Gibson movie "We Were Soldiers" says he'll take no more roles in foreign-made films about the Vietnam War.

Vietnam's state-controlled newspapers have described the movie as biased and have accused actor Don Duong of accepting a role that presents Communist soldiers in a poor light.

Duong said he didn't regret performing in the movie and had learned from the experience.

"I was very proud to play a character in a movie with Mel Gibson. It was up to the director, not me, to determine the nature of the movie," he said in a telephone interview.

"But I'm really sad about the criticism, and I swear never to play any role in other foreign-made movies about the Vietnam War."

The movie depicts a bloody three-day battle in Ia Drang valley between the North Vietnamese army and U.S. troops in November 1965.

It is based on the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young" by retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore.

Duong said director Randall Wallace and Moore had described the character he played, Commander Nguyen Huu An, as a brave and direct man who led Vietnamese soldiers to victory.

29 posted on 05/30/2002 6:29:48 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thank you, Aloha Ronnie.
30 posted on 05/30/2002 6:45:39 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
It wouldn't surprise me if this senator was involved in the Enron scandal too.
31 posted on 05/30/2002 6:51:31 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
I tried to watch this on MSNBC but got instead the ceremony of 9-11. Then, I checked back on C-SPAN and didn't see it either.
32 posted on 05/30/2002 6:53:42 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Thanks for posting that article to this thread.
33 posted on 05/30/2002 7:09:44 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Libloather
...DON DUANG was Excellent...

...in .."WE WERE SOLDIERS"..!

...Too Bad the Vietnamese People are no longer Free to enjoy his performance like most of us in the rest of the world are...???

...I will NEVER FORGET his magnificient pounding drums theme in Composer ..NICK GLENNIE-SMITH's.. Sountrack Musical Score a la ..CLANN an DRUMMA.. style.

...What a Rush.

34 posted on 05/30/2002 9:06:26 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. ..-DVD-.. with 10 additional deleted scenes and interviews with ..RANDALL WALLACE.. and others is due out in August I am hearing over at the ..WWS.. Fansite...

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com ..

35 posted on 05/30/2002 9:10:55 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: goldilucky
I think that it was actually on C-SPAN 2, which I do not get.
36 posted on 05/30/2002 9:16:42 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the website. I actually have not seen this movie yet, but will certainly see it when it comes out on DVD. Generally speaking, I like Mel Gibson movies.

If you have a ping list, I would love to be added on.

By the way, I just got back from seeing Insomnia, with Al Pacino, and that was a great movie, if you are looking for one. I think that Al Pacino is the greatest : )

37 posted on 05/30/2002 9:19:20 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
You REALLY ought to post the Billings article as a FReep post.

-archy-/-

38 posted on 06/01/2002 10:15:32 AM PDT by archy
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