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Boston aftermath: No bipartisan moment? [Obama Poisons Unity]
Politico ^ | 4/17/13 | Glenn Thrush

Posted on 04/17/2013 3:07:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A few hours after the deadly Boston Marathon attack, President Barack Obama made an extraordinary, if understated statement: politicians should suspend their state of perpetual conflict to unite against an unknown and deadly new national threat...

It was a subtle but unmistakable admission of just how much things have changed since George W. Bush grabbed a bullhorn, earning the tearful admiration of liberals and conservatives alike, as he stood atop the smoldering ruins of Ground Zero.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boston; marathon; politics; terror
For years before Monday, Republicans, from King to Mitt Romney to John McCain, have accused Obama of dangerously downplaying the threat of Islamic terrorism in hopes of appeasing the Muslim world. They made the administration’s response to the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a major foreign policy focus of last year’s election —held up as proof that Obama’s policy were too soft — and hammered the White House for dropping Bush’s description of the struggle against Al Qaeda as a “War on Terror.”
1 posted on 04/17/2013 3:07:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I might pause and not point fingers yet on the Muslim guys. We tend to forget the Atlanta Olympic games and how a home-grown idiot did all the damage.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 3:13:10 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SoFloFreeper

No mention in the American media (that I have seen) of Obama’s budget SLASHING the anti-terror bombing budget....by nearly 50%....


3 posted on 04/17/2013 3:15:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

But did not the Islamofacist terrorists also use “pressure cooker” bombs in Afganistan as well?


4 posted on 04/17/2013 3:15:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“It’s sad you have to hope it’s a completely random thing, because I think our political system can’t handle it if it’s someone with a political agenda,” said a longtime Obama adviser.

They soooooooo want the perpetrator(s) to be white and TEA Party Conservative so that capturing and prosecuting them will fit into Obama's plans. Never mind that this was an obvious act of jihad.

5 posted on 04/17/2013 3:17:39 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: pepsionice

I believe BO has totally ruined any chance he had for national unity. I further believe he doesn’t WANT unity.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 3:18:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; TigersEye

politicians should suspend their state of perpetual conflict to unite against an unknown and deadly new national threat... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Politicians like Obama, fascists, have always promoted lock step unity against a created enemy. The Jews once served as such an enemey for example.

There is no surprise here that Obama would leave no crisis unexp[loited, even as the heros of Boston have exerted ultimate kindness and basic goodness to save live and limb as best they could, the never ending parasitic presidential campaign jumps onto their backs.

Obama is no president. He is a psychopomp. A disorder in the fabric of our body politic, a parasitic pus bag of a disease.We need rid of him ASAP.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 3:19:14 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Biggirl

That in itself could be a misdirection, using pressure cookers, too much identifiable material left behind.

It has all the indications of AQ and Islam. Only other rivals in the hate America club at that level is North Korea, one could remotely even theorize NOKO agents did this to give the illusion AQ was behind it, its enough to make your head spin.

A weak America with a massive “Kick Me” poster on Obamas backside.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 3:21:53 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: SoFloFreeper

I predict that Obama does NOT want to find out who did the tragedy in Boston. I actually think he fears who it may be.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 3:23:13 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
A few hours after the deadly Boston Marathon attack, President Barack Obama made an extraordinary, if understated statement: politicians should suspend their state of perpetual conflict to unite against an unknown and deadly new national threat...

Law enforcement is already united in investigating this "unknown and deadly new national threat". As for politicians, I do not want patriotic politicians to side with the Blame-America-First politicians when our country is attacked, and I'm skeptical whether any on the far left are capable of siding with decent Americans. The divisive identity politics of American socialists have worked - our country is permanently divided.

10 posted on 04/17/2013 3:25:14 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No mention in the American media (that I have seen) of Obama’s budget SLASHING the anti-terror bombing budget....by nearly 50%....

Again complaints about cuts. Can we cut ANYTHING without somebody being upset. Conservatives are just as bad as liberals. The cuts in the anti-terror bombing budget probably did not cause the tragedy. We HAVE to start cutting!!!! I know conservatives love their pet projects but DANG....we will NEVER cut anything. (This is not directed towards you but the general subject).


11 posted on 04/17/2013 3:25:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer has just blamed the sequester for the Boston bomb attack!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 04/17/2013 3:28:38 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: napscoordinator

> I predict that Obama does NOT want to find out who did the tragedy in Boston. I actually think he fears who it may be.

Someone connected to the Saudi prince that paid for his college, maybe?


13 posted on 04/17/2013 3:29:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper
[Obama Poisons Unity]

An anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life SCUMBAG POSOTUS would do that.

14 posted on 04/17/2013 3:35:03 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: napscoordinator

Has ANYONE at PMSNBC noticed how most of the injured appear to be WHITE people?

One of the victims WAS a Chinese student...but the majority appear to be caucasian.

Imagine if 90% of the victims were.....

women
homosexual
Muslim
black
union members

Do you think the media outrage would be greater? I do.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 3:39:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: napscoordinator
I predict that Obama does NOT want to find out who did the tragedy in Boston. I actually think he fears who it may be.

You may be on to something. If this case is solved, as it's likely to be, the results may only become known through a whistle blower who, depending on what he/she reveals, may be pilloried by the press and the regime.

16 posted on 04/17/2013 3:40:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: All
No American is safe with this legacy-obsessed clown and his henchmen in the White House.....not 8-yo kids, not physically fit marathon runners, not marathon observers on the sidelines.......nobody is safe.......and that includes soldiers on US military bases (Ft Hood) and US embassies abroad (benghazi).

B-U-T THE CLOWN HAS ANOINTED SOME W/ "PROTECTED CLASS": some sectors are safe---given safe passage by the WH clown.

(1) SAFE: Ohaha worshippers---Robert Redford’s Terrorist Heroes FrontPageMag.com | Arpil 16, 2013 | Bosch Fawstin / FR Posted by Perseverando “ALL OF IT,” said Robert Redford, when asked if he supported the bombings by The Weather Underground. Redford came out for terrorism on a mainstream morning television show in an interview with democrat-operative-leftist-hack George Stephanopoulos, who was slobbering over Redford’s pro-terrorist movie, The Company You Keep. I drew my illustration of Redford, below, days ago, and I wonder if he’s for the terrorist attack in Boston today. Or maybe he wants to wait and see if it’s leftist terrorists before he decides he’s all for it. Below is a list of what Robert Redford was for, via Sean Hannity on FOX News. The Weather Underground’s history of terrorism consisted of: 1970: SFPD Bombing (1 Killed) 1970: NYPD Bombing (7 Hurt) 1970: NYC Explosion (3 Killed) 1971-72: Capital & Pentagon Attacked 1981: Armed Robbery (3 Killed)

(2) SAFE: Prostrate politicians, kneeling in oberisance all puckered up, sucking up to Ohaha...especially if they feed the legacy obsession.......particularly if they push for "immigration reform" which puts Americans in danger.

(3) SAFE: The Muslim Brotherhood got couple billion tax dollars from Ohaha to carry out their hateful jihad against America.

(4) SAFE--- Mexican cartels deep inside US - spreading into non-border states CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the US border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering.

Some cartels even have Mexican operatives fill out job applications before being dispatched to the US, Riley added. In Mexico, the cartels are known for a staggering number of killings — more than 50,000, according to one tally. Beheadings are sometimes a signature. So far, cartels don't appear to be directly responsible for large numbers of slayings in the United States, though the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 22 killings and five kidnappings in Texas at the hands of Mexican cartels from 2010 through mid- 2011. Still, police worry that increased cartel activity could fuel heightened violence.--SNIP--

In Chicago, the police commander who oversees narcotics investigations, James O'Grady, said street-gang disputes over turf account for most of the city's uptick in murders last year, when slayings topped 500 for the first time since 2008. Riley's assessment is stark: He argues that the cartels should be seen as an underlying cause of Chicago's disturbingly high murder rate. "They are the puppeteers," he said. "Maybe the shooter didn't know and maybe the victim didn't know that. But if you follow it down the line, the cartels are ultimately responsible." (NY POST EXCERPT)

SOURCE http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/mexican_cartels_dispatch_agents_ZsKwR5wQCvQvpBXnejs1TJ

17 posted on 04/17/2013 3:40:56 AM PDT by Liz
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To: pepsionice

I do not trust the fbi, they’ve been given an anti white Christian agenda and a compliant media.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 3:44:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: napscoordinator

First of all, MY point was about how the media hasn’t mentioned the fact...whereas if BUSH had cut the budget, he would be under media assault for putting women and children in danger. Don’t accuse me of not being a budget hawk.

But my second point is that ONE legitimate function, in the Constitution, of the federal government, is protection against enemies....so of all the budget items, the one to cut might not be the aforementioned one....maybe that $30,000,000 for pottery classes in Morocco could go first....no that isn’t a joke.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
He may want some unity before all of this is over.

Obama and all of his leftist handlers and supporters, no friends of law enforcement or the military, except to punish white conservatives for their capitalistic ways, will be like fish out of water when it comes to "fighting" any kind of war on terror.

All they know are back room deals to punish their political enemies, real or imagined, but when it comes to facing down real deadly enemies, ones with guns, bombs, deadly chemicals, they're much more apt to want to "negotiate" they're way out of this threat.

Real enemies of democracy (not that Obama and his supporters aren't just that), ones who are ready to strap on bomb belts, plant IEDs along side America's roads and other infrastructure and fly planes into buildings, aren't intimidated by Obama's threats and Executive Orders.

Real enemies, are playing for keeps and the losers don't just lose House and Senate seats, they lose their lives.

Obama will have to look to "real men and women," the ones who put their hands on the Bible and take the oath to defend America against real enemies both foreign and domestic, with their very lives, and mean it!

20 posted on 04/17/2013 4:00:00 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: napscoordinator
>>> I predict that Obama does NOT want to find out who did the tragedy in Boston.

This is not something remote in people's lives (i.e. IEDs in Afghanistan with our soldiers injured or killed).

Obama even with media full-out help cannot cover THIS up neatly. Any misstep like blaming Cambridge cop or Trayvon Martin, the simmering dislike will surface into an open outrage.

And the media have to beware. Not after they just got ‘shamed’ into Gosnell coverage.

21 posted on 04/17/2013 4:06:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It was a subtle but unmistakable admission of just how much things have changed since George W. Bush grabbed a bullhorn, earning the tearful admiration of liberals and conservatives alike, as he stood atop the smoldering ruins of Ground Zero.

By the time Bush spoke in NY in September 2001, the left had already ridiculed him for reading My Pet Goat through to its end; accused him of hiding out, flying around in AF 1; and , of course, refused to fly American flags at their homes because that was some sort of a right-wing thing. Revisionist history.

22 posted on 04/17/2013 4:20:54 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: luvbach1

Given hussen and Holder’s track record with the truth and justice... I am certain, as in nearly 100%, bet the farm sure... That that the real results of the investigation will be kept off the books. A major part of the investigation will be to dig up information and links hussein and his cohorts in crime can use to further their agenda. Remember, these people never let a crisis go to waste. Cynical? Yes, but I have zero faith and zero trust in these clowns. None. I believe they are capable of anything.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 4:27:52 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This Kenyan POTUS wouldn’t know bipartisanship if it bit him in his commie ass.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 4:30:17 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Flintlock

His maximum eminence is heading up to Boston on Thursday. He must need boost his support so we put on a little road show. I wonder if he will stop by the damaged areas in NJ to inspect the progress after the Sandy storm? Maybe he can pick up the blob and take him with him from NJ to Boston too.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 4:35:51 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well!! There was Steny Hoyer, he is Nancy Pelosi’s butt boy, standing around blaming Republicans.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 4:43:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ThunderSleeps
"Given hussen and Holder’s track record with the truth and justice... I am certain, as in nearly 100%, bet the farm sure... That that the real results of the investigation will be kept off the books. A major part of the investigation will be to dig up information and links hussein and his cohorts in crime can use to further their agenda. Remember, these people never let a crisis go to waste. Cynical? Yes, but I have zero faith and zero trust in these clowns. None. I believe they are capable of anything."

Yes, it may be paranoid, but I even wonder if the call for people to come forward with whatever they saw and know might even have another agenda - the authorities can then confiscate the evidence and debrief the witnesses to introduce doubt and confusion to make sure that a politically inconvenient Saudi connection is discredited and the investigation pointed in directions that support Obama's agenda.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 4:44:56 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: zerosix

He may want some unity before all of this is over.
Obama and all of his leftist handlers and supporters, no friends of law enforcement or the military, except to punish white conservatives for their capitalistic ways, will be like fish out of water when it comes to “fighting” any kind of war on terror.

All they know are back room deals to punish their political enemies, real or imagined, but when it comes to facing down real deadly enemies, ones with guns, bombs, deadly chemicals, they’re much more apt to want to “negotiate” they’re way out of this threat.

Real enemies of democracy (not that Obama and his supporters aren’t just that), ones who are ready to strap on bomb belts, plant IEDs along side America’s roads and other infrastructure and fly planes into buildings, aren’t intimidated by Obama’s threats and Executive Orders.

Real enemies, are playing for keeps and the losers don’t just lose House and Senate seats, they lose their lives.

Obama will have to look to “real men and women,” the ones who put their hands on the Bible and take the oath to defend America against real enemies both foreign and domestic, with their very lives, and mean it!

BRAVO!! Well said ... As soon as a REAL Jihad would get rolling within the domestic boundaries, we all know who would be called upon to resist it. Liberal pansies of all stripes would wet their pants at the least of what our soldiers have endured for the past 10 years ...


28 posted on 04/17/2013 4:49:11 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: napscoordinator

Any idea of the total amount of dollars cut?

I would like to compare that to solar money.

It’s just priorities... Global Warming or National Security


29 posted on 04/17/2013 4:57:46 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: SoFloFreeper

No street hustler wants unity.
Their entire game is us vs. them.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 5:14:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If a lefty tries to hold my hand I’ll bite it off.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 5:18:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: WomBom; napscoordinator; Typical_Whitey

“Any idea of the total amount of dollars cut?”

Barack Obama’s administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

From this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008695/posts


32 posted on 04/17/2013 5:25:40 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: SoFloFreeper
What happens if they tell us the trail has gone cold, but the reality is that they actually discover who the perps are? What if they know it was done by foreign nationals but choose to let it remain the subject of speculation.

Is it in their interest to let the corrupt MSM endlessly speculate that it could have been "righ-wing" militia types?

Is it in their interest to endlessly comparing this to Timothy McVeigh?

33 posted on 04/17/2013 5:26:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
No mention in the American media (that I have seen) of Obama’s budget SLASHING the anti-terror bombing budget....by nearly 50%....

There is no terror. There are no Mohammedan terrorists. We have always been at war with EastAsia.

34 posted on 04/17/2013 5:53:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: sodpoodle

What a butt-head.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 5:59:36 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Biggirl
But did not the Islamofacist terrorists also use “pressure cooker” bombs in Afganistan as well?

Yes, but thanks to our nitwit media who had published multiple detailed accounts of how they build them on the web, any demented, disturbed sixteen year old could have learned how.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 6:25:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Great comment by a panelist on the Fox News All-Stars last night (did not catch his name, but he was black) that “Obama has this plan to slash the defense budget and to use that money to build up this cradle-to-grave welfare state which would be his legacy. And the damned pesky terrorists keep getting in the way.”


37 posted on 04/17/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Obadiah

There’s no interest in anything that doesn’t further the “America is racist” meme.


38 posted on 04/17/2013 6:29:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: napscoordinator
I actually think he fears who it may be.

Reminiscent of Clinton who feared retaliation after the first WTC boming and the USS Cole.

He was terrified to go to war with the Islamists. He didn't have a clue about the first place to start.

We were so lucky to have George W. at the helm with 9/11. He was pretty much fearless.

39 posted on 04/17/2013 6:46:12 AM PDT by what's up
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To: gusopol3
Actually, despite how the media reported it, Bush was not reading a book to the children--he was listening to them read. And the book was The Pet Goat, not My Pet Goat.

Bush got a lot of flak for not rushing out of the classroom right away when he was told of the attacks. (If he had, he would have been chastised for frightening the children.) He probably had an idea how quickly the Secret Service could arrange for the group to leave the school and knew that it wouldn't help anything to leave the classroom before that.

40 posted on 04/17/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Obadiah

****Is it in their interest to let the corrupt MSM endlessly speculate that it could have been “right-wing” militia types?***

Obama’s ‘Civilian National Security Force’ will be mobilized and we’ll understand the purchase of those 1.6 billion bullets.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 9:36:18 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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