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Report: Disaster Looms: FEMA Scrambles To Stockpile Food Reserves
SHTF Plan ^ | 8/5/13 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 08/05/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT by Kartographer

In recent years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been regionalizing disaster supplies and rapidly procuring hundreds of millions of ready-to-eat meals, blankets, and body bags. Coupled with the Department of Homeland Security’s suspiciously massive purchases of ammunition, firearms, and riot gear, it is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. government is positioning itself in advance of an as of yet unknown widespread calamity.

The stockpiling of supplies often considered prepper staples has been occurring since at least 2008, and has increased in scope and velocity throughout the last several years. In fact, the government has been buying so many supplies and in such large amounts that shortages have affected the world’s leading manufacturers to the point they’ve been forced to suspend shipments to retail customers of survival foods and ammunition.

The efforts to stockpile supplies have not abated, despite the mainstream notion that we are experiencing an economic recovery and that relative peace exists throughout the world. In fact, it seems that FEMA and DHS are increasingly expanding their efforts. As evidenced in the report below, they are no longer just waiting for bids posted on the Federal Business Opportunities web site.

FEMA is now actively engaging businesses on the retail supply level, suggesting that whatever they are preparing for is imminent and may occur in short order:

Via Intellihub.com and My Patriot Supply:

The owner of MyPatriotSupply.com was contacted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by way of email, leading on that something is ready to pop off.

“Here we are, August 2013 and FEMA once again is trying to buy up large stockpiles of food. And they don’t want anyone to know it, and they want to take immediately delivery… I’ve studied history. That is what got me into preparedness in the first place. History has shown us time after time that those who depend on the government to come to their aid during a disaster are the ones waiting the longest for help. Sometimes help never comes…or comes too late.

I do not believe these critical emergency food supplies should be in the hands of the government, stored in some secret warehouse only to be brought out and distributed to their own agencies first, with the rest of us getting table scraps long after we need it.

These life-saving meals belong in the hands of people like you and me. This is why I declined the opportunity to sell to the Department of Homeland Security.

But let’s not forget the most important part of this:

Why the sudden sense of urgency? What do they know that we do not?

I’m not one to cry that the sky is always falling, but when DHS/FEMA make a move to quietly buy up emergency food supplies and ask how much we can ship within 24 hours…I think this is far enough outside the realm of what is “normal” to beg some questions.“

A snapshot of the email from FEMA has been made available below:

FEMA-mypatriotsupply

Granted, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is tasked with preparing America for unexpected, widespread emergencies, so having supplies should be their top priority. However, that they would be anxiously contacting retail suppliers of emergency food and equipment is highly suspect.

We know the U.S. government has been actively preparing for and simulating scenarios that include economic collapse and civil unrest with participants including everyone from the Pentagon to hybrid local law enforcement agencies.

For all intents and purposes the government of this country is engaging in activity that is, when applied to individual behavior, considered suspicious terroristic activity. They are doing everything their FBI bulletins say we as individual citizens should be reporting to police, including the bulk purchases of meals-ready-eat, ammunition, high capacity magazines, and firearms.

Though most Americans are ignorant of these facts, many of those who are aware of what the government has been doing dismiss this as completely normal. They believe that, should disaster strike, those supplies are being stockpiled for their benefit, never realizing that they will be the last in line when a true breakdown happens.

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast last year tens of thousands of people were left without homes and supplies. Where was FEMA? We’re not sure, but we do know that within 72 hours of the grid being down residents of New York and New Jersey were starving and rummaging through trash looking for scraps of food. Those who were lucky enough to find a FEMA shelter soon found out that the assistance being provided felt more like a concentration camp than a refugee center. We saw similar events unfold in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

The bottom line is that these supplies and the hundreds of billions of dollars being spent by FEMA are not for us. They are being allocated for the elite members of society, not the average American on the ground.

For those who fail to prepare for long-term disaster situations, life will be horrific and unbearable, because, as noted by FEMA itself, government recovery assistance could take weeks or months.

They are preparing. For what? We can only speculate, but the evidence suggests it’s big and involves a potentially long-duration event.

When it hits the fan all bets are off and you’ll have only yourself, those close to you, and your community to keep you alive.


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: fema; femafood; food; foodstockpile; mre; preppers; stockpilingfood; survival
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1 posted on 08/05/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

I don’t post a lot that could be considered conspiracy stuff. In fact I took more than a little heat for posting articles about the government buying of ammo and was assured by any number of FReepers that it was all business as usual and there was nothing to it. Though now we know different. So take it for what you will, but I believe someone knows that the excrement is soon to hit the osculating air moving appliance.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 4:22:00 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
I don’t post a lot that could be considered conspiracy stuff.

I do! A LOT!!!

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

3 posted on 08/05/2013 4:24:38 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Kartographer

There is a coup underway, to eliminate the constitution, eliminate private property, eliminate religion, and eliminate US. Their deviants will have your children, their loyalists will have your money unless you prepare to defend.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 4:26:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: null and void
Here's yer sign:


5 posted on 08/05/2013 4:27:33 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: null and void

More important question: How do I GET OFF and make sure I stay OFF the list???


6 posted on 08/05/2013 4:27:34 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

OK, is that email an actual order for immediate delivery, which would be extremely disconcerting, or is it simply to build up a database of potential suppliers to utilize in case of an actual emergency, which would be surprisingly proactive?


7 posted on 08/05/2013 4:34:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: Kartographer
Oh that? All one has to do is ask. They will be instantly removed.

Sadly, I can't remove you. You aren't on the list...

8 posted on 08/05/2013 4:35:05 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Kartographer

They should not have blotted out the pertinent information so others could verify the legitimacy.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 4:35:52 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Kartographer

This could be true.....or not.
Could be the food dealer’s business was slowing down so he decided to make up a nice story.


10 posted on 08/05/2013 4:36:20 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: Kartographer

The closer the public gets to discovering Obama’s impeachable offenses, the closer we get to a ‘Wag the dog’ event...


11 posted on 08/05/2013 4:36:21 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Kartographer

Since 2008? Of course, that’s when America KNEW it was headed to Hell in a hand-basket, with the Usurper-in-Chief/Token Black being used to implement Socialism for all.....


12 posted on 08/05/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Kartographer; null and void
More important question: How do I GET OFF and make sure I stay OFF the list???

I think the rule is, you have to threaten to report nully to the admin-moderator to stay off the list.

13 posted on 08/05/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Nope, It’s like getting to Heaven, you have to really work at it. Any failing and fugiddaboutdit!


14 posted on 08/05/2013 4:40:41 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Kartographer

I see no offer to purchase anything here. The standard operating procedure for the federal agencies would be to solicit bids. Are they scrambling to buy freeze-dried meals, or, just probing to find out about what “Matt” has available in his inventory for sale. Or, possibly (I do not know “Matt”), maybe this story is a ruse to drum up sales?

Yes, it now appears that ‘they’ are locking in contracts and purchasing gargantuan quantities of small-arms ammunition. Even asking for fairly large supplies of unusual foreign calibers. It seems that ‘they’ are doing this purchasing, arguably, to choke the available supply in the whole market and perhaps simultaneously raise the cost of ammunition to absurd levels. Perhaps the same technique may be used for long-term storage food. Why? It does not matter why, if the benefit accrues to only a select few but the cost accrues to many. Then it matters only as to ‘who.’ If “Matt” is real, then he needs to profoundly ignore this inquiry, for so many reasons.


15 posted on 08/05/2013 4:46:41 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Kartographer

I see no offer to purchase anything here. The standard operating procedure for the federal agencies would be to solicit bids. Are they scrambling to buy freeze-dried meals, or, just probing to find out about what “Matt” has available in his inventory for sale. Or, possibly (I do not know “Matt”), maybe this story is a ruse to drum up sales?

Yes, it now appears that ‘they’ are locking in contracts and purchasing gargantuan quantities of small-arms ammunition. Even asking for fairly large supplies of unusual foreign calibers. It seems that ‘they’ are doing this purchasing, arguably, to choke the available supply in the whole market and perhaps simultaneously raise the cost of ammunition to absurd levels. Perhaps the same technique may be used for long-term storage food. Why? It does not matter why, if the benefit accrues to only a select few but the cost accrues to many. Then it matters only as to ‘who.’ If “Matt” is real, then he needs to profoundly ignore this inquiry, for so many reasons.


16 posted on 08/05/2013 4:46:42 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice.......


17 posted on 08/05/2013 4:48:33 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Yah! Shame on ‘them!’ Let’s wait to hear from Mountain House, and other producers, because this is only one source.


18 posted on 08/05/2013 4:54:33 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Kartographer

nothing to worry about.... move along...


19 posted on 08/05/2013 4:56:09 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kartographer

Even if the FEMA ammunition buying were true, why would they be buying up .22 cartridges?


20 posted on 08/05/2013 4:56:25 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Unknowing

Costco and Sam’s are two others. Canned food will last for a decade or more if stored properly. In general, I think the Mormons (and Andrew Tobias oddly enough) had the right idea in remaining prepared for rough times.


21 posted on 08/05/2013 4:58:46 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Kartographer
What do they know that we do not?

Might be able to figure it out if we knew exactly where all that stuff is shipped. All going to D.C.? Insurrection. Coastal cities? Weather crises, rising sea levels. Some foreign country? We're starting or anticipating a war.

Not an all-inclusive list. What else?

22 posted on 08/05/2013 5:08:34 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: null and void

Nully, I don’t wear a tin foil hat. On occassion, it might be a Saran Wrap hat (to allow in all the info wafting in the air), but I would love to be on your ping list.

Thanks.

RR


23 posted on 08/05/2013 5:09:55 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Kartographer

It is best to live in an area where food shortage would be the very last of your worries.


24 posted on 08/05/2013 5:13:19 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Rushmore Rocks
No problem.

Follow the rule:

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

25 posted on 08/05/2013 5:13:20 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Kartographer

Ever see “Deep Impact”?

Could be why Congress is so blase’...they just don’t give a crap for the future anymore. Why tell the Rubes!

E.L.E.


26 posted on 08/05/2013 5:23:33 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kartographer

Is the next ice age going to hit soon and hard? Normal food growing temperate regions to be frozen out? Worldwide famine?

I read Brazil crops failing right now because of unusual cold. Extreme snow fall in Antartica. The current Arctic summer was half as long as normal.....


27 posted on 08/05/2013 5:23:47 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: null and void

Could be as simple as the end of fiscal year for a spend down.


28 posted on 08/05/2013 5:24:19 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: citizen

US Upper Midwest saw planting delayed by two weeks, then flooded out with intense rains. Now, nights are too chilly for the plants to do anything more than survive and some maples are already yellowing, even though the sumac hasn’t changed color yet. Looks like an early frost up here. Anything that needs 72-76 days should be ok. Anything that needs longer could be iffy.


29 posted on 08/05/2013 5:37:50 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Kartographer

I’d have to go along with you. I suspect that it will be a combination of events either started with a “controlled” financial collapse or another catastrophic event along with the financial collapse. You can see the separation of classes more and more each day: elites, government bureaucrats and regulators, government controlled large corporations, and the peasants. It’s coming.


30 posted on 08/05/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: Kartographer; Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; null and void; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ..

ping to WTH????

??????????????


31 posted on 08/05/2013 5:43:05 PM PDT by bitt
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To: reformedliberal

Here in NC the mountain flood plain farmers got nailed and lost 90% of their harvest in one of the the rainiest Julys on record.


32 posted on 08/05/2013 5:43:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Kartographer

the only thing preventing a full takeover and ushering in the global government, which obama has been doing, via state dept pub 7277, is independent people that are armed. which is why he’s tanking the economy, forced obamacare onto us for tracking and control, and why he is constantly going after guns.


33 posted on 08/05/2013 5:44:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: reformedliberal

That’s right from what I see on the news, thanks for the info!

It’s probably just a coincidence but I read that reduced (or no) sunspot activity promotes more cloud cover, like we have had for most of this spring/summer in Atlanta. Some scientists are predicting no sunspots for decades and another Little Ice Age.

Question: How would they know it will only be for a few decades and not a big ice age?


34 posted on 08/05/2013 5:47:30 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: null and void

CQ FD


35 posted on 08/05/2013 5:47:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Viennacon

There is a coup underway, to eliminate the constitution, eliminate private property, eliminate religion, and eliminate US. Their deviants will have your children, their loyalists will have your money unless you prepare to defend.


You are absolutely right. The American “Nomenclatura” is now in place.


36 posted on 08/05/2013 5:49:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: MSF BU

So there will be none for the public to buy.


37 posted on 08/05/2013 5:51:08 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when a new ice age is preferable to a world police state.


38 posted on 08/05/2013 5:51:30 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Kartographer
I have it on good authority that the reason for all the global warming is increased activity from the sun and that it is about to burn itself out...so I'm going to stockpile night vision goggles./sarc
39 posted on 08/05/2013 5:56:31 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Kartographer

I have noticed at my local Air Force Base Commissary, for a little over a month now, that they have ‘Meals Ready to Eat,” (MRE) on the shelf in large boxes, and for sale to Commissary patrons. Not sure of the price. Think it was around $80. Item is something I’ve never seen on Commissary shelves before.


40 posted on 08/05/2013 6:01:45 PM PDT by looois
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To: reformedliberal

It has been unusually cold. I went camping in the Adirondacks and it was in the 40’s most nights. We were piling on blankets when usually we are kicing them off in July.


41 posted on 08/05/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Kartographer

it would be interesting to know where they want these to be shipped


42 posted on 08/05/2013 6:23:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: null and void

I Will report You

if You Do Not add Me

to the NUT JOB LIST!


43 posted on 08/05/2013 6:28:14 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ("don't hurt me , G 'man!")
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To: Kartographer

Maybe they think that QE tapering will be a disaster, since QE has basically kept the economy going in place of real earnings and accumulation of value.


44 posted on 08/05/2013 6:29:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Lazamataz

Actually, Laz, that’s how you get ON the list. Believe me, that’s how I got on it. :-)


45 posted on 08/05/2013 6:37:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

the only thing preventing a full takeover and ushering in the global government, which obama has been doing, via state dept pub 7277, is independent people that are armed. which is why he’s tanking the economy, forced obamacare onto us for tracking and control, and why he is constantly going after guns.


I cannot disagree.


46 posted on 08/05/2013 6:37:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Kartographer
Global Cooling comes to town....dims join preppers in a big way...

Welcome King Barack "Canute" Obama the Great.....

...Obama issues an Executive Order to the Sun...

....to increase it's magnetic field....

and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with no electricity and GE modified seeds.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp

47 posted on 08/05/2013 6:44:51 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: Kartographer; All
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3051406/posts
48 posted on 08/05/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: null and void


49 posted on 08/05/2013 6:46:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bitt
RE: "ping to WTH???? ??????????????"
Yes bitt. I could have written an identical string. Things taint looking good. That's for sure. But thanks for the ping.
50 posted on 08/05/2013 7:07:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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