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KnoxGasPriceSpy

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:50:56 PM

What is your opinion on Obama?
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:24:35 PM

Why does this sound so familiar - more govt debt and deficit spending, more taxes and more rules???
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>>>Since 2009, Greece has been hit hard by the global economic downturn and, despite heroic reform efforts and spending austerity, it has suffered. Now it needs massive debt forgiveness to return to form. At least, that's the story.

In fact, Greece hasn't reformed. Rather, it continues to repeat the same economic mistakes year after year. Syriza, the leftist party elected to head the new government after pledging to reject European Union and IMF austerity programs, has promised only that its mistakes will be different than the ones made so far.

Even so, the EU has signaled it's willing to extend terms on Greece's 240 billion euro bailout, easing its enormous debt burden. Such a deal is crucial, since Greece's debt to GDP ratio is today at 171% and rising. Basically, it's bankrupt.

But didn't "austerity" work? Well, in fact, statistically, there was no austerity. Public spending as a share of GDP averaged 45.4% in the seven years before the 2008 global meltdown. In 2013, the most recent year for complete data, it was 49.6%. Sorry, that isn't austerity.

One of Syriza leader Alex Tsipras' main campaign ideas was to raise minimum monthly salaries from 580 euros to 752 euros — an increase of nearly 30%.

Sounds great. But since 2008 the economy has shrunk 25%, so that's simply impossible. Economically speaking, trying to force a huge rise in wages at a time when unemployment is over 25% is insane.

Tsipras also wants to tax the rich, in a country starving for capital. Already, according to press accounts and Wall Street sources, rich Greeks and businesses are sending tens of billions of euros out of Greece to keep from having their wealth confiscated.
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Worse, absent big structural changes, neither the EU nor Greece will get better soon. "Economic policies being pursued by many eurozone countries are hindering productivity growth and job creation, causing economic stagnation and rapidly increasing levels of public debt," blogged Luke Coffey, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

This is the real problem: Wedded to an obsolete and wrong Keynesian ideology, EU governments spend more, run up debts, raise taxes and layer on the rules, and then seem dumbfounded they have no growth.

In electing a far-left government, Greece has once again chosen ideology over common sense. Its real problems have only begun.<<<
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I didnt know they elected obama over there too. This sure sounds like one of his SOTU monologues.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:45:35 PM

But johnsell - obama said he is increasing oil production.....
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johnsell
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Drilling On 12 Million Acres

"According to reports, Obama is going to tell the Saudis that we promise not to drill for oil in Alaska. Just....brilliant."
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:27:31 PM

You Tube Interview
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:04:49 AM

Worthless!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:12:40 PM

mweyant I agree - as a human being I wish him well. However as a President --- my opinion is that he is the sorriest excuse for a leader we have had in my lifetime.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:16:01 PM

He makes me sick. A complex and very dangerous man.
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:59:29 AM

I wish the president well, but I find nothing presidential about him--his demeanor, his egotism, his unwillingness to appreciate compromise, his reluctance to "love his fellow man" if it does not make him look good. Yes, I think he should meet with Netanyahu--leave Boehner out of it.

The doublespeak is especially scary.
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:56:06 AM

Thanks, flyboy. This polictical cartoon nailed it. Once again Obama is off in India as the world continues to crumble in the Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, etc. He always has enjoyed all the trappings of being president, but has never wanted to be presidential and make hard and firm decisions.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 11:48:30 AM

Savmor ---- I do believe this explains all of your concerns....
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 9:07:09 AM

King Abdullah comments from Funeral -






"According to Richard Engel of NBC News, Abdullah’s feelings were not warm, and if they seemed that way to Obama, they were not genuine.

You see, unlike Obama, who thinks other world leaders like him because they dig Obama, Abdullah understood that friendships between leaders are based on what they can do for each other’s countries. And for Abdullah, where Obama was concerned, that wasn’t much.

Said Engel:

The king could not stand President Obama because the president was supportive of the Arab spring, because the president did not support Hosni Mubarak in Egypt – in fact turned his back on Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

Obama has made an utter mess of the Middle East. He focused on withdrawing the United States from the region, supporting “protestors” – no matter who the protestors actually were – and focused on helping John Kerry get a Nobel Peace Prize by making peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Meanwhile, the whole place fell to pieces.

And that had much more of an effect on Abdullah than the aura of Obama."LOL
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:18:00 PM

Obama's Youtube interviews were not real interviews just the interviewers fawning all over him. No real or serious questions, just fluff and no substance. Disgusting to see Obama in these settings. Selfies with the Youtubers! Come on is this really presidential? Certainly not very dignified.
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:18:52 AM

I do defend reason, reality and truth.

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Another bo lie....
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:17:34 AM

He sucks!
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:43:35 PM

What is easy is to propose things that cost a lot of dollars, what is hard is to lead within the structure of the tax receipts already available. We don't get leadership from this Administration.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:37:38 PM

Actually, they do, since they are demonstrably no different from how they view BO.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:05:45 PM

I'm not talking to them I'm talking to you. They have nothing to do with our conversation.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 5:32:50 PM

airfresh - "Mr Obama often is very separated from reason reality and truth."

So are some of his critics.
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 3:23:37 PM

wow....Saint RJ... lol..;-p
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 3:04:13 PM

This is quite different. All politicians split hairs. You're quite good at that yourself. ;)

As you put it previously you defend reason, reality and truth. Mr Obama often is very separated from reason reality and truth. I can think of probably a dozen examples. I posted half that many earlier without even having to think about it.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 2:30:47 PM

airfresh - "I do believe he is incompetent in many areas of his presidency but I also believe he is purposefully making statements that are blatant lies in order to deceive the American people. As the incredulous statements continue to pile up it's getting harder and harder to determine which is which."

IOW, he's a typical politician.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 12:38:43 PM

<<<just because he's less than competent isn't reason to make stuff up about him, or impute evil motives to him. >>>

Agreed. When he says something that would cause you or I to suspend all reason in order to believe him is it not prudent to question whether he's incompetent or lying?

Did he believe his claim about keeping our health plans? Or was he just incompetent there?

Does he believe the world is a safer place today then it was when he took office?

I do believe he is incompetent in many areas of his presidency but I also believe he is purposefully making statements that are blatant lies in order to deceive the American people. As the incredulous statements continue to pile up it's getting harder and harder to determine which is which.


[Edited by: airfresh at 1/22/2015 12:39:22 PM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 12:28:29 PM

airfresh - "And he could say the world is a safer place since he took office and you would split enough hairs to defend him ;)"

I don't defend him. I don't think much of him.

I do defend reason, reality and truth.

Just because he's less than competent isn't reason to make stuff up about him, or impute evil motives to him.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 11:03:43 AM

Hey I resemble that remark!!

Oh wait you were talking about Obama. Never mind.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 10:56:39 AM

What a Pompous, Arrogant, Self Rightous, ARSE.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 9:19:58 AM

RJ <<<BO could say "one plus one equals two" and you'd claim he was lying. >>>

And he could say the world is a safer place since he took office and you would split enough hairs to defend him ;)
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 5:45:25 PM

I don't
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 4:34:49 PM

Well Obama is here in Boise at the moment in this reddest of the red states and maybe 75-100 people came out to Gowen Field here to welcome his arrival. He is to speak at Boise State University and the tickets were free so maybe the venue will be full of folks who obtained free tickets. I will bet they would not have paid to hear his speech. He will be in town for less than three hours and then head to Kansas, another red state. Cannot imagine why he came here when there is definitely not a Democrat contingent that could have met him. Our governor had a hip replacement yesterday and is in the hospital so the Lt. Governor was on have to greet him as well as the Mayor of Boise, who happens to be a Democrat and rode on Air Force One with him from Washington.
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 1:46:33 PM

Probably our worst yet in so many ways
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 12:31:49 PM

Tru2psu2 - "More lies last night! How can anybody believe him????"

BO could say "one plus one equals two" and you'd claim he was lying.
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01DuraMAX
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 11:47:17 AM

All talk and lies no action !!!
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 10:40:06 AM

"Well, apparently at least half the nation likes Obama pretty well right now.

His approval rating has just reached the 50% mark, once again."....

probably cause he's a 'lame duck' now...
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 6:23:53 AM

More lies last night! How can anybody believe him????
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:35:37 AM

Well, apparently at least half the nation likes Obama pretty well right now.

His approval rating has just reached the 50% mark, once again.

Approval Rating at 50%
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 5:55:05 PM

Tru2psu. >>I have been saying vote them all out for sometime now. It is the only thing we citizens can do!<<
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Keep up the good work and don't become disheartened. Many believe as you do and more and more people are realizing BOTH political parties do not serve the general welfare of our citizens. Just think, we were just 4 votes away from getting rid of John Boehner.

A recent development is The Fair Tax Bill was again reintroduced in the Senate. Someday we Americans will once again be free to enjoy our lives, liberty and property, and not have to worry about whether we should oppose the ever increasing intrusions of our Government.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 5:12:20 PM

FreedomWorks Gives Prebuttal to 2015 State of the Union
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 9:18:21 AM

"I have been saying vote them all out for sometime now. It is the only thing we citizens can do!"....

term limits for all..!
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 8:16:36 AM

I have been saying vote them all out for sometime now. It is the only thing we citizens can do!
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 8:29:20 AM

<<<Reid will continue this strategy now, but with the change in Senate rules ending filibuster, he'll get his cake force fed back to him! >>>

That was another corruption of the rules.

It will make things infinitely harder to get what they want done but the best thing Repubs can do is repeal what Reid did.

Wanna show you're different? Wanna bring a small measure of integrity back to the govt? Undo what Reid did solely for his and his party's personal gain.

I don't have a problem with the filibuster. What we have right now is extremists on both sides. If either one of those sides can rig the rules to force what they want down the throats of the other side and the American people it would be bad for the nation.

Oh... wait... that's how Obamacare got rammed down our throats. Never mind.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 8:12:24 AM

Thank you, airfresh, for that succinct explanation.

It's not that the Senate did not pass the House bills, they did not even get a chance to debate them, as Reid kept everything bottled up. The bills were never referred to committee. Airfresh is correct, a Senate "No" vote on a bill passed by the House would send it to conference and more debate. Instead, all we got was compleat obstruction from Reid.

Reid was running interference for 0bama, so that the Prez wouldn't have to veto a bill that might be unpopular with democrats but have been good for the nation.

Reid will continue this strategy now, but with the change in Senate rules ending filibuster, he'll get his cake force fed back to him!
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 6:06:32 PM

<<<Yeah, don't look to the House at all which sent loaded Bill and loaded Bill,>>>

The Dems controlled the Senate. If all the bills were so loaded why not just have them voted on rather than refuse to vote?

That's how the govt was designed. The House initiates the Senate deliberates and sends the bill back with changes, If you don't like the bill send one back you like better and let them work it out or it will die there. Don't just take your ball on go home. Play the game. That's how you get compromises. If the repubs don't like what you send back they have a choice to play or mot too. If it dies then it dies at least you tried.

If the bill is loaded as you describe then vote and show where you stand. Or maybe they weren't so loaded and he was afraid they would pass and the prez would have to veto. Either way was better then not voting at all.



[Edited by: airfresh at 1/15/2015 6:08:23 PM EST]
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"As for "Congress" not doing it's job, for the past four years, you need look no further then H. Reid, Obstructionist in Chief, and he promises to do more of the same in his new role as Minority Leader."

Yeah, don't look to the House at all which sent loaded Bill and loaded Bill, not to mention wasted time trying to vote out Obamacare - how many times?

Anybody who thinks this problem is one-sided is PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 4:08:05 PM

"Can we please vote them all out?"

Don't look now, we just voted them all in!

As for "Congress" not doing it's job, for the past four years, you need look no further then H. Reid, Obstructionist in Chief, and he promises to do more of the same in his new role as Minority Leader.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 1:57:40 PM

"Can we please vote all of them out, and maybe do something instead of whining about the other side?"

No doubt...
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johnsell
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 1:45:49 PM

No argument there rj.....
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 1:20:49 PM

I75at7AM - "Boehner spanks 0bama on House floor"

Basically, he seems to be admitting that he, and the rest of Congress, hasn't been doing their job for at least the last 6 years.

And what are they going to do to actually fix the problems we're having? It looks like all they're really planning on is preventing BO from trying to fix them.

Can we please vote all of them out, and maybe do something instead of whining about the other side?

[Edited by: rjhenn at 1/15/2015 1:22:26 PM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 8:36:24 AM

Boehner spanks 0bama on House floor
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 6:12:43 AM

obama has been rudderless for longer than the 6 years he's been in office.....also Clueless

[Edited by: Tru2psu2 at 1/15/2015 6:13:22 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 8:08:24 PM

Obama is like a rudderless ship without direction floundering about in a sea with no control over anything. Just saying..........
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 8:01:24 AM

So we're more in agreement then not again RJ.

Now if only you could see the light in the tax the rich thread ;)
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 6:14:03 AM

He won't get it til the End time!
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