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CIA ADMITS FULL MONITORING OF FACEBOOK, Google, Youtube and other social networks
Secrets of the Fed ^ | Unknown | Unknown

Posted on 02/03/2013 1:11:49 PM PST by Lazamataz

I. Introduction Social media platforms are changing the way organizations are communicating to the public Conversations are happening all the time and everywhere. There is need for the Communications Group to be timely and proactively aware of the reactions and opinions expressed by the general public as it relates to the Federal Reserve and its actions on a variety of subjects.

II. Social Listening Platforms Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document. The information gathered can guide the organizations public relations group in assessing the effectiveness of communication strategies.

Here are some of the services it can offer: o Track reach and spread of your messages and press releases o Handle crisis situations o Continuously monitor conversations o Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers o Spot emerging trends, discussions themes and topics

A. Geographic scope of social media sites The solution must support content coming from different countries and geographical regions. It should also support multiple languages.

B. Content and Data Types The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms –Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube. It should also be able to aggregate data from various media outlets such as: CNN, WSJ, Factiva etc.


C. Reports and Metrics The solution must provide real-time monitoring of relevant conversations. It should provide sentiment analysis (positive, negative or neutral) around key conversational topics. It must be able to provide summaries or high level overviews of a specific set of topics. It should have a configurable dashboard that can easily be accessed by internal analysts or management. The dashboard must support customization by user or group access. The solution should provide an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger.

D. FRBNY Technology Integration The solution must be able to integrate with existing FRBNY technologies such as: Google Search appliance, Lotus notes suite and web trends.It must have support for single sign on or windows integrated authentication.

E. Cost Structure The solution should offer a flexible pricing structure that can support multiple user licensing. It should also have the option to base pricing on content volume and usage. Supplier acknowledges an understanding of and agrees to comply with the above minimum solutions requirements.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dontspyonme; donttreadonme; facebook; facebookisthedevil; google; govtabuse; tyranny; youtube
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To: Lazamataz

“There are, at present, NO laws preventing such a thing!!!!”

In a nation founded on liberty, that should not be an issue.


51 posted on 02/03/2013 1:51:35 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: Jim Robinson
The founders were very wise men.

Yes, they were. Unfortunately, they were not prescient enough to know that there should have been an 11th amendment to the bill of rights. Term limits for Congress and the Senate. That is in my mind the single most destructive thing of our Federal government. We have created an ruling elite. Congress is bad, worst ratings in the world. But, NOT MY CONGRESSMAN!

We need to amend the constitution and make term limits for non only the President but for Representatives and Senators!!

52 posted on 02/03/2013 1:53:14 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Jim Robinson; Lazamataz; onyx; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; trisham; musicman; Lady Jag; STARWISE; ...
Obama!

Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

53 posted on 02/03/2013 1:53:55 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson; All

54 posted on 02/03/2013 1:54:14 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Lazamataz
Republicans need to join the Google age and get far better at this kind of thing.

I hate to use this phrase, but.... Laz is right... there, I said it. Our side absolutely SUCKS at this and we are being trampled upon. This isn't about dumbing down our message like so many claim we will do if we join the internet age. This is about making our message applicable to the people. To do that, you have to understand the people.

55 posted on 02/03/2013 1:55:13 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Lazamataz

No worries.....the CIA is on OUR side, just ask Ambassador Chris Stevens. Oh....wait....


56 posted on 02/03/2013 1:56:10 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Old Sarge

“...and then off to the pub where we form the new party.”

Gentlemen - er, and Ladies,

“The pub” is located in the wo-man cave down one flight of stairs! LOL

Come on over!

~ lyby


57 posted on 02/03/2013 1:56:44 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: mnehring
Hell, you just have to, at minimum, SHOW UP.

We aren't even doing that.

58 posted on 02/03/2013 1:57:03 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yet another reason not to participate in myFaceIsSoGreatbook or tw-I-tter.

Keep your Internet footprint as small as possible, friends.


59 posted on 02/03/2013 1:58:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Lazamataz

Have you seen the website that shows HOW the Dems did it with Google....and the hiring of a bunch of high tech whizzes....I’m trying to find it...


60 posted on 02/03/2013 1:58:22 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: elpinta

Law Enforcement is crawling that network (and rightly so, abused to the hilt it is).
And it really doesn’t matter, in the major telco’s (the ones running the “backbones”) is “the closet”. The one little area secured where physical lines drop in and out of. And besides the physical lines, once it (communications) bounces up towards satellites, its just a matter of intercept and decrypt. You really think company “x” gets the okay to send something “up there” with out Uncle Sam’s approval?
Compounding the injuries are the chicoms with their access via compromised chipsets in some major network gear that was made via outsourcing. I would need to do some digging, but there are serious questions about our military networks and these “fake” chips/gear and who really has what access at any given time.


61 posted on 02/03/2013 1:58:40 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: proxy_user

You don’t really believe that’s the primary intended use for this, do you?


62 posted on 02/03/2013 1:59:12 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: proxy_user
If you’re in charge of tracking Islamic terrorists, and the Islamic terrorists have a big web site or Facebook page boasting about their plans and successes - it’s your duty to look at it.

Riiiight...the CIA is looking for "Islamic terrorists" - you know, the kind of people who go to church on Sunday, belong to the NRA, take the Constitution at face value, kvetch about the Federal Reserve, and grow their own food.

The Nazis took over the OSS when it became the CIA and have been in bed with their natural allies, the muzzies, ever since.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmrbee4Je6U

63 posted on 02/03/2013 1:59:33 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: musicman
PREFECT! ©

64 posted on 02/03/2013 1:59:59 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

>>All of our identities are known or at least filed somewhere.<<

No one but JR knows my RL identity — and that is offline (on check memo lines).

There is no file linking “Freedumb2003” with me.


65 posted on 02/03/2013 2:00:33 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: driftdiver
There are only 314 million people in the US and about 245 million of them use the internet. That is a relatively simple number of unique identities to track.

Not perfect but it's something for Mozilla maybe IE. And it's free.

Do not Track

66 posted on 02/03/2013 2:00:36 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
A little paranoia is a good thing and figure ours should be at least equivalent to the government's paranoia.
Situational awareness, self preservation, etc, etc.
67 posted on 02/03/2013 2:01:14 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: presently no screen name
i hope you're right... 8^)
68 posted on 02/03/2013 2:04:25 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lazamataz
A ‘digital fingerprint’, so to speak.

And soon the government will know more accurately about your beliefs and leanings and tendencies to "evil" than you will know about yourself.

Before that the government will need to invent "NEWSPEAK and imbue you with NEWTHINK to straighten you out while you are held in the camp.

Obama is only paving the way.

69 posted on 02/03/2013 2:06:12 PM PST by Rapscallion (If you don't like his tyranny, wait until you get his social justice bill.)
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To: musicman

Jackass BTTT
PREFECT©!!!

70 posted on 02/03/2013 2:06:12 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Lazamataz

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

The former NSA official held his thumb and forefinger close together:

“We are that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.”

For his part, Inglis simply engaged in a bit of double-talk, emphasizing the least threatening aspect of the center: “It’s a state-of-the-art facility designed to support the intelligence community in its mission to, in turn, enable and protect the nation’s cybersecurity.” While cybersecurity will certainly be among the areas focused on in Bluffdale, what is collected, how it’s collected, and what is done with the material are far more important issues. Battling hackers makes for a nice cover—it’s easy to explain, and who could be against it? Then the reporters turned to Hatch, who proudly described the center as “a great tribute to Utah,” then added, “I can’t tell you a lot about what they’re going to be doing, because it’s highly classified.”

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/3/

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1


71 posted on 02/03/2013 2:07:46 PM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: driftdiver

security through obscurity. Its the only way these days. Don’t leave a discernible pattern to identify yourself.
If FR wants to get into the fray, force 2048 bit https traffic only; might not do much overall to “stop” the eves dropping, but wouldn’t make it easy either.
Really doesn’t matter however, so many of us and our habits are easily tracked simply by the cell phones in our pockets anyway. As others have pointed out, the Internet does not forget. And as you point out, information is gladly given up by companies. The correlation was already “made” and was done so a while ago. Our locations are easy at this point by cell tower alone.
You’ve been around long enough, sure you know of echelon. Its only gotten bigger and badder.
Security through obscurity is pretty much the best chance at this point. That or just unplug.


72 posted on 02/03/2013 2:07:51 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Lazamataz

Bookmarked for later read..


73 posted on 02/03/2013 2:08:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I just felt my ‘nads shrink a little...

And you go by Diana in Wisconsin?

74 posted on 02/03/2013 2:11:40 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Michael Barnes

Echelon, carnivore, omnivore...


75 posted on 02/03/2013 2:12:58 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Mears

bfl


76 posted on 02/03/2013 2:14:47 PM PST by Mears
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To: Dalberg-Acton
women have nads too... they are called ovaries
77 posted on 02/03/2013 2:15:36 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Michael Barnes

Thanks, was afraid of that; appreciate getting back to me.


78 posted on 02/03/2013 2:15:41 PM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: Lazamataz

Um, Laz, we’ve known this for many, many years. There isn’t a byte transmitted on the Internet, microwave stations, land lines, laser links, phone cables, etc. that isn’t snooped on. The NSA/CIA have maintained listening posts worldwide and in the US for decades, law notwithstanding. The NSA hasn’t even been shy lately about their building of petabyte installations and the hiring untold numbers of “analysts” and engineers. Their press releases don’t seem to make the news but they even declassified the existence of the downlink and controls stations over 15 years ago.

Anyone in the intel community admitting anything but this subject might as well admit water is wet.


79 posted on 02/03/2013 2:17:47 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: lyby

Lead the way... ;)


80 posted on 02/03/2013 2:18:36 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: CodeToad

See my post #13 for a significant new thought about this topic.


81 posted on 02/03/2013 2:20:33 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: mikrofon

I always check the FB pages of all parties to litigation.....:)


82 posted on 02/03/2013 2:24:36 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lazamataz

There is another alternative, just don’t use stupid data mining sites like Facebook.


83 posted on 02/03/2013 2:24:53 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Old Sarge
...and then off to the pub where we form the new party.

Name the pub and I'm there. It's the patriotic thing to do, and hell, it's beer that keeps me sane.

84 posted on 02/03/2013 2:26:00 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The problem is that the companies that have the information are in the tank for the democrats.

Google paid a 3% tax rate last year, but gets away with it because they helped Obama get in office. All the while, Obama runs around screaming how we all have to “pay our fair share”.

Facebook was also 100% in the tank for Obama. Do you think they would give the same information to the GOP? None of the media companies would.

Romney 4x what Obama did for his television ads.

I think their social machine is just getting started ... 2014 will be the test. If the Repubs get slayed I would start working on that bugout plan, because it is over for good...


85 posted on 02/03/2013 2:29:46 PM PST by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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To: unixfox

Tun Tavern...


86 posted on 02/03/2013 2:30:58 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: yldstrk

It was really fun to interview soon-to-be college grads back in the mid 2000s. Back when you had to have an .edu address to participate in FB.

Unless you had a corporate back door hack, LOL.


87 posted on 02/03/2013 2:32:39 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for posting this, Laz.

Like #18, I feel “frankly, I’d be more astonished if they weren’t.” But your point about unfair use in elections is good.

From the post: “an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger.”

. . . It has a full automatic, or semi-automatic, trigger? Sounds like Diane Fein-one-to-talk should block it. . .


88 posted on 02/03/2013 2:33:48 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: Chode

Thanks for pointing that out. I’m more ignorant than I suspected. Hat tip to I See My Hands and an apology to Diana.


89 posted on 02/03/2013 2:39:59 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I tried you link and this is what I got:

The webpage cannot be found
HTTP 404
Most likely causes:
•There might be a typing error in the address.
•If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.
What you can try:
Retype the address.
Go back to the previous page.
Go to and look for the information you want.
More information


90 posted on 02/03/2013 2:40:14 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: goodnesswins

I need this website, friend. I need to understand.


91 posted on 02/03/2013 2:45:13 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: unixfox; Diana in Wisconsin

“I just felt my nads shrink a little...”
“And you go by Diana in Wisconsin?”

Shhhh, unifxfox... this is code. I know exactly what she meant. Diana, The gray mist rises in the East and the turtle yells ooggiee ooggiee.


92 posted on 02/03/2013 2:46:37 PM PST by momtothree (Thanks for the memories, Ray Ray!)
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To: Chode

I’ve been sending out a howdy to the dude behind the screen since ‘08.


93 posted on 02/03/2013 2:47:41 PM PST by bgill
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To: elpinta

TOR was invented by the US Navy!

“As of 2012, 80% of the Tor Project’s $2M annual budget comes from the United States government.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)


94 posted on 02/03/2013 2:48:29 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Lazamataz
None of this worries me (to the point that I fear they will try to "come and get me"), except for the privacy issue.

I do not wish for harm or violence to anyone, even to those I seriously despise (liberals). I believe the Founding Fathers left to us devices with which to handle the problems we face in a non-violent manner.

Sadly, I do not think liberals wish for such a solution (beyond conservatives just bending over and taking it) and become more militant and intransigent the more we stand up to them on the issues (goaded on by Zero as they are). Push will come to shove.

95 posted on 02/03/2013 2:49:34 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Lazamataz
I am not claiming that the democrats have done something illegal, they just are far better at using already available tools, and maybe building their own, to mine data, target voters, and influence opinion.

For instance, go to Google Trends and look for the search terms "gun control."

Gun control

This chart show the relative search frequency of the term on Google over time. A President is a news maker, and what he says in a speech, or his actions, does alter our behavior on the internet, and can be seen and monitored. The spike in this chart is entirely due to Obama's recent actions. If you play around with the tool, you can get better information. Like if you search for similar terms like "gun control fascism" or "gun control school safety," you can get a better picture of how people are thinking about the issue, what side they are on, and how they are responding to the president's words and actions.

There are many tools and tricks where a smart organization can mine the Internet and determine which sites are likely to support you, which are not, and how specifically to respond and target friends and foes alike to enhance or suppress their participation.

Look at his constant use of the term "common sense." That is a code word to program people. It is a tested and targeted phrase. We need to detect and counter the programming with deprogramming of our own.

Remember, the media are captive prostitutes for the democrats. The media's tricks to influence opinion are shared with the democrats. Democrats are much better at this than republicans, and conservatives must get better at this.

96 posted on 02/03/2013 2:50:21 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Naw, I just felt mine swell up....they can bring it on!


97 posted on 02/03/2013 2:50:38 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Lazamataz

And I would add FreeRepublic.com

There are a number of older posters from the Clinton days than could/can/will attest that the Secret Service does.


98 posted on 02/03/2013 2:54:07 PM PST by sport
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To: phockthis
Then the reporters turned to Hatch, who proudly described the center as “a great tribute to Utah,” then added, “I can’t tell you a lot about what they’re going to be doing, because it’s highly classified.”

NSA will be hiring Mormons who have learned foreign languages overseas to translate the text and voice recordings that they collect overseas. Likewise the CIA cannot "legally" collect data on Americans. One catch is that other "friendly" governments can collect on Americans and trade the info. The other problem is that the FBI and soon, the DHS will have a lot of info collection on Americans and their postings. The good news is that all of the above are mostly incompetent.

99 posted on 02/03/2013 2:58:17 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Lazamataz

Ain’t messin’ with no Facebook no more...


100 posted on 02/03/2013 3:08:02 PM PST by real saxophonist
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