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June 21, 2008

Iraqi flight teams protect date palm crop

Filed under: ag, CentCom, econ, ME, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 12:30 am

Armed Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2008) – Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry improved its ability to protect the nation’s commercial date palm crop from deadly dubas beetles through a nationwide spraying program completed this week. Pilots and maintenance crews increased their coverage by 33 percent this year, spraying nearly 170,000 acres in six provinces. Last year, crews sprayed just more than 120,000 acres in four provinces. “Left unchecked, the dubas beetle, which bores into the tree and kills it, can seriously disrupt the production of dates in the area,” said Mike Stevens, a Baghdad 7 Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team agriculture advisor.

In the 1970s, dates were Iraq’s second-largest export, behind only oil. With more than 30 million date palm trees and more than 600 varieties, Iraq’s annual production of dates once exceeded 700,000 tons. But the date palm industry was slashed by more than half and lost most of its world markets after the Iran-Iraq war and after sanctions were imposed following Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait. In the past two years, Iraq has begun the long, hard road to recovery.

To assist this recovery, Iraqi pilots and crews used two Russian-built Mi2 helicopters to spray date palm groves in the provinces of Babil, Baghdad, Diyala, Karbala, Najaf and Wasit. They overcame multiple challenges during the campaign, including time constraints, dust storms, a shortage of spare parts, and a lack of bases that could accommodate the helicopters. Iraq’s Defense Ministry, provincial reconstruction teams, and coalition forces supported the pilots, who sprayed some areas that had not been covered since before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The Agriculture Ministry already has started planning for next year. The ministry has appropriated $20 million to buy new helicopters and spare parts for 2009 and expects to treat a larger percentage of the crop next year. “The real challenge now is to rebuild the date-packaging industry and re-enter the export market to regain market share,” Stevens said. “Convincing purchasers that Iraq is once again a reliable supplier will take time. But within five to 10 years, don’t be surprised to see packages of dates labeled ‘Grown and packaged in Iraq’ in your neighborhood grocery store.”

Related Links to this article: VIDEO – Helicopters spray insecticide on date palm crops in Iraq.

A helicopter sprays insecticide over date palm crops in Iraq..

Source: CENTCOM.

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June 18, 2008

‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’

Filed under: music, ota, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 10:27 pm

The way this group gives this hymn that country twang and genuineness, well, it’s very moving. That’s all I can say. You have to hear it for yourself.

Here is some more imformation about this group:

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? From: kk99ll.
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Added: December 04, 2006 (More info)
Michelle Wright-Iris DeMent-Mairead Ni Mhaonaight

Wow. I really LIKE this group! Have a nice day.

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June 6, 2008

News: Videos, Michael Yon, D-Day, Vets4Freedom, Blogs4Borders, Flight 93 Blogburst

Filed under: blogburst, book, holiday, illegal aliens, milblogs, News, ota, otb, Vets, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 11:20 pm

I have collected a variety of news articles for your reading pleasure. While they may be links to other sites or videos, I have been just a little too busy to get it right. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend.

Here are some undercover videos from ACT! for America from mosques in the UK: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, , and Yasir Qadhi talks about ‘Dispatches – Undercover Mosques’. Bilal Philips responds to ‘Dispatches – Undercover Mosques’, Abu Usama responds to ‘Dispatches – Undercover Mosques’, Dispatches Under Cover Mosque Part 1, Dispatches Under Cover Mosque Part 2, and many more responses here. [Source: ACT! For America.]

For this week’s Flight 93 Blogburst, here is Alec’s post. Sorry, but I just got too busy. A call for America’s churches to step up as witnesses for the truth about the Flight 93 memorial. [Source: Error Theory.]

The Vets For Freedom made it into the Wall Street Journal! Here is the article: Why Obama Must Go to Iraq, By: Pete Hegseth. Their PAC promises to make sure that our troops are well served, no matter the admistration, and they will be steadfast as we come together and stand with them. God Bless Them!

As you may have figured out by now, I am sooo far behind! Here is the link to the Blogs4Borders Video Blogburst: 06/02/08.

I must share with you one of our best mibloggers who is actually on the ground in Iraq. He has been to Afghanistan as well. He knows of what he speaks, and he is pro-American–not pro-democrat nor pro-republican. Pro-American. It’s about time someone was! Here are some of the stories he has written recently: Townhall (DON’T FORGET, JOIN TOWNHALL AND GET HIS BOOK FREE!!!), An Open Offer to U.S. Senators, Great Americans: David Leimbach Comes Home. Investigation Launched, The Buck Stops, In Memory of SPC David Lee Leimbach, Memorial Day, Curiouser and curiouser and Distributor Refuses to Carry “Moment of Truth in Iraq” on Military Bases.

There is just one more video I would like to share with you. (Well, I’d like to share a lot of them, but I chose this one.) For those of us who are curious about whether or not we would have won WWII if we had the same press back then as we have today, watch this. IT IS NOT TRUE, it is a ‘what if’…You will find it at JammieWearingFool: June 6, 1944, the ‘Day of Days’. Great job guys.

Lastly, but certainly never leastly, take a moment out of your day today to remember all of those who went to war before you and for you. This is D-Day. God bless our military! Thank you, men and women of the Armed Forces. We are very grateful for your lives, no matter how long or short they have been. I also pray for our military of today. I thank God for you each day. I also pray for your protection. Keep your heads down and your powder dry. We love you. God bless you.

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May 24, 2008

Video: Vets4Freedom have a question of Obama

Filed under: Gov't, ota, otb, pols, Vets, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 5:11 pm

As many of you remember, the Vets For Freedom went to DC on April 8, 2008, to meet with our congressmen and senators on the same day that General Patraeus was scheduled to testify before congress. Most of the people we pay to be there showed up, including Barack Omama. Why do I single him out? It was his first time showing up to work, and he left to go campaigning right after he asked only one question!

He has never been to Iraq since he has been in the senate. He had not gone in past, either. If he becomes Commander-in-Chief, how is he going to make policies about a country he has never seen? He is supposedly a man of the world. Well, Sen. Obama, if you will meet with a country who is murdering our men and women in uniform trying their best to protect your backside, why can’t you listen to our Generals and our Men on the ground?

Here is a video put out by Vets For Freedom PAC.

I would like these questions answered myself. After all, we the people deserve to know what your plans are for Iraq and for our troops that you will swear to support. Let me inform you of a fact which may have slipped your mind. When you take that oath of office, God forbid, it no longer remains just a ‘hope’ of yours to bring those troops home. You will have sworn an oath which requires much more of you. So much more that only then will you be able to comprehend what President Bush HAS DONE for ALL OF US, not just George Soros. Good day.

If you like this video, if you would like to help this Polical Action Committee (PAC) to campaign and support those people who truly support our troops AND their mission, if you want to have your voices heard, please donate to the Veterans For Freedom PAC today. They will support anyone who fits these qualifications. That means democrat or republican. (I will start capitalizing the party names once they earn it.) They support active duty troops and they get their messages out to the public in a way no one seems capable of doing. I have donated. Won’t you, please? Thank you.

PS. Please use this digg. I have set it up so that it will go directly to their site. They will get the credit for this article, and I want it that way. Thank you.

PSS. They also support Veterans! 🙂

CORRECTION: He has been to Iraq before, but I do not know when. I do know it was not after he won his senate seat in 2006.

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May 2, 2008

SF bring together American, Afghan children

Filed under: CentCom, CF, school, supplies, SW Asia, USA, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 3:15 pm

CJTF-101

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 24, 2008) – Elementary school children from the U.S. and Afghanistan met each other Wednesday over a video teleconference facilitated by the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, as part of a partnership program and cultural exchange. CJSOTF-A has been working with village elders, teachers, parents and students of the Jan Qadam elementary school, outside the gates of Bagram Air Field, to enable the school to become a more effective center of education. Coalition troops have been able to supply more than 1,200 students with notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks, rules and glue to get them started on a good school year, with the help of Calvert City Elementary School in Calvert City, Kentucky.

The Jan Qadam students used a conference room on Bagram Air Field while the Calvert City students used a conference room at Fort Campbell, Ky. Young Afghan girls wearing black dresses and white scarves excitedly whispered to each other, about the pretty, colorful shirts and long loose hair of their American counterparts. The Afghan boys, dressed similar to any American child with jeans, shirts and baseball caps, fidgeted as they waited their turn to talk and answer questions.

One of the highlights of the conference was when a young, confident Afghan boy stood up and read a letter he wrote to the American students in almost perfect English. At the end of the letter he said he hoped the American students would try to learn Dari and talk to him some day.

“We have been enriched by this program,” said Phyllis O’neill, Calvert City Elementary School Principal. O’neill said she encourages her students to do volunteer work and explore other cultures to gain an understanding of those cultures. This is important for the U.S. students because it really shows them it’s not easy for other students to go to school and get an education, O’neill said. “I appreciate all the students for sending these items,” said the Jan Qadam headmaster. “We are relatively poor and all the kids here are really happy for the supplies.”

Most students wanted to know simple things about each other. They asked about school, choice of favorite foods, sports, and animals and what activities they do during recess. Some of the Afghan children tried to stump the Calvert students with riddles and they clapped joyfully when the answers came over the airwaves. However, this is not the first communications these students have had. A few months ago, some of the Calvert City students wrote letters to the Jan Qadam students and their Afghan peers are in the process of writing them back.

According to a coalition representative, the goal is for the relationship between these schools to continue in order to enrich all of the students and show the importance of education. The partnership is meant as an exchange that will continue for years; enriching the lives of both sets of students.

Students and teachers from the Jan Qadam elementary school in Bagram clap at the answer a U.S. school child gave to a riddle they asked, during their first video teleconference. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Marie Schult).

Source: CENTCOM.

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April 29, 2008

On the ground: Inside Iraq

Filed under: Interview, ME, otb, Troops, truth, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 10:47 am

Matt (www.Blackfive.net) has an incredible video that takes a look at the situation in Iraq by interviewing Bill Roggio (www.LongWarJournal.org) and another man who is also with the Long War Journal. It is 22:54 minutes long, and it is very insightful.

My hope is that you will put away your biases and hear what these men are saying. They are there. They are on the ground. They do not get their information from terrorists who willingly lie to reporters who gleefully take them at their word without checking it, yet will not believe our own men and women. (Remember Haditha.) Good or bad, these guys on the this video know of what they speak. Have a nice day.

Hat tip: Matt and Uncle Jimbo and Bill Roggio. Also, the link to this video is here.

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April 22, 2008

O Obama, what did you do?

Filed under: elections, otb, USA, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 6:33 pm

This is a video happened across (with a little help from NewsMax) that I thought you may find entaining. You have to click on the link halfway down the article.

He must have pissed off Hillary pretty good!

PS: Wow! I didn’t realize there was so much to say about this video, but Right Voices has found a way to write an entire article about this. Not only has RV written one, it is rather in-depth and very good! Great job, Right Voices!

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April 15, 2008

‘Bitter’ Barack bitten by Billary

Filed under: elections, otb, pols, STACLU, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 12:57 am

While I do not agree with this advertisement, it is one way to kill two birds with one stone. Hillary needed to just step back and let the heat fall upon Barack but instead, she decided to jump into the ring thus making her also a target. Here it is:

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.

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March 30, 2008

Bad Voodoo’s War

Filed under: milblogs, News, otb, TV/websites, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 11:13 am

Frontline is going to have this program which is made by some of our milbloggers/National Guardsmen who were (are) deployed over in Iraq, and this is a videotaping of their experiences. It should be very interesting, since the reporters will not be there. They are giving the camera equipment and everything to this California National Guard team to film the action themselves.

Below is just a preview. If you are interested in watching the program (and I see no reason why you wouldn’t be if you’re reading this site!), it will be playing on Frontline at 9pm EST on PBS. HOWEVER, check your local listings just to make sure. This will be Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

Two of our friends, JP from Milblogging and Toby Nunn will be videotaping their experiences. Please catch this show over on Frontline. It will probably be one of the very few we will have the oportunity to watch that is actually about our troops. Heh hem, I mean…a truthful one about them!

In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves “The Bad Voodoo Platoon” was deployed to Iraq. To capture a vivid, first-person account of the new realities of war in Iraq for FRONTLINE and ITVS, director Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes) created a “virtual embed” with the platoon, supplying cameras to the soldiers so they could record and tell the story of their war. The film intimately tracks the veteran soldiers of “Bad Voodoo” through the daily grind of their perilous mission, dodging deadly IEDs, grappling with the political complexities of dealing with Iraqi security forces, and battling their fatigue and their fears.

Watch a preview now at: pbs.org/frontline/badvoodoo. [This is the preview I have provided above, because theirs did not work for me.] Visit the PBS pressroom for press release and photography. www.pbs.org/pressroom. Online starting April 1.

Keep in mind, if you intend to respond to this e-mail, please write back to me at milblogging AT gmail COM com.

Bad Voodoo’s War is a Clover & A Bee Films production for FRONTLINE and Independent Television Service (ITVS). The writer, producer and director is Deborah Scranton. FRONTLINE is produced by WGBH Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation. ITVS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. FRONTLINE is closed-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers and described for people who are blind or visually impaired by the Media Access Group at WGBH. FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of WGBH Educational Foundation. The executive producer for ITVS is Sally Jo Fifer. The FRONTLINE executive producer for special projects is Michael Sullivan. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is David Fanning.

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March 24, 2008

News: ACLJ, Vets4Freedom, video, bloggers, pics

Filed under: Attacks, Church, donate, Freedom, Heroes, holiday, News, Prayers, protests, Video — Rosemary Welch @ 11:06 pm

Today’s news includes a prayer request from ACLJ, press attention to the Vets For Freedom, movie, newspaper article, news about town by This Ain’t Hell, But You Can See It From Here, Churchgoers attacked, and more. Let us begin.

The ACLJ (American Center for Law & Justice) has asked us to pray that four of the nine SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) will agree to hear the two cases before them. These cases are related to the Ten Commandments and their display. Here are their file numbers and briefs: Pleasant Grove City v. Summum (No.07-665) and Duchesne City v. Summum (No. 07-690). This is scheduled to be heard for consideration on March 28, 2008. Thanks.

People who are regulars here already know this, but I shall bring new readers up-to-date. Vets For Freedom is a fine organization of Military personnel who have been touring the States. They started in San Diego, CA, and they shall end up in Washington, DC. on April 8, 2008, the same day General Petreaus is to report to Congress. They will be there to support him and their brothers at arms who are still in theatre. The media has finally began to take notice. Here are the beginnings of a few articles:

War vets: Finish the job.
The Arizona Republic.
Mar. 21, 2008 12:00 AM

Almost the entire, years-long debate over the American military’s presence in Iraq has been waged as though the soldiers themselves were not in the room.

And, usually, for good reason . . . they weren’t in the room. By and large, policy makers on both left and right rarely have thought to ask the very people who have served on the front lines for their opinion.

That has changed. Maybe nobody’s asking, but the soldiers are telling, like it or not. [Continue reading.]

It’s about time! Now for a video (you’ll have to go over there): The Veteran’s Network Reports on the National Heroes Tour, March 24, 2008. This is an awesome TV type video. You should check it out.

Here is one more article from Vets For Freedom. It is a rather a sad state of affairs, I’ll bet almost anything they’d make way for Mr. Wright were he to have been the invited.

Forest Lake event canceled; too political.
Forest Lake High’s principal said the decision was spurred by concerns that the presentation was more political than educational.
By ALLIE SHAH, Star Tribune.
Last update: March 24, 2008 – 9:50 PM

A national tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan won’t be stopping at Forest Lake Area High School today as planned, after school leaders abruptly canceled the visit.

Steve Massey, the school principal, said the decision to cancel was prompted by concerns that the event was becoming political rather than educational and therefore was not suitable for a public school.

He said the school had received several phone calls from parents and others, some of whom indicated that they may stage a protest if the event took place.

“The event was structured to be an academic classroom discussion around military service. We thought we’d provide an opportunity for kids to learn about service in the context of our history classes,” Massey said. “As the day progressed, it became clear that this was becoming a political event … which would be inappropriate in a public setting.

“We decided to cancel,” Massey said. Organizers of the National Heroes Tour then scrambled to relocate the event to the American Legion building in Forest Lake. The visit, which U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, had been scheduled to attend, is sponsored by Vets for Freedom, a national organization run by Pete Hegseth, a 1999 graduate of Forest Lake Area High School who served with the 101st Airborne in Iraq in 2005-06.

“I think it’s extremely unfortunate that a school would bow to the political pressure of outside groups and not bring in a veterans organization,” Hegseth said. “Are we saying that patriotism and duty and honor have no place in our public schools?” So far, the tour has visited one school, albeit a private school.

The stop in Forest Lake was supposed to involve about 150 social studies students and was going to be closed to the public but open to the media. But the last-minute venue change left Hegseth wondering how many people would actually show up today.

“I don’t know if we’ll have a crowd,” he said. “We changed venues, but we don’t have the ability to publicize it.” He said he had talked with school officials ahead of time and assured them that the presenters would not make any political statements.

“We had a number of conversations at the beginning of this to make sure our message was in keeping with the traditions of a public school,” Hegseth said.

“We have not endorsed a presidential candidate. We’re not in the business of doing that.” According to the Veterans for Freedom website, the national tour “is about supporting our troops, honoring their commitment and rallying the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At this critical juncture in our country, we need Americans, lawmakers and the media to fully recognize — and appreciate — the sacrifice of our brave military and the dramatic success they have achieved, especially in Iraq with the new counterinsurgency strategy.”

When asked whether the part about “rallying the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan” could indeed be construed as political, Hegseth said that the group agreed not to advocate about the “progress made in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

“It’s Iraq and Afghan veterans talking about what they saw and what they did there, and about what it means to put on the uniform of your country,” he said. The veterans started their bus tour in San Diego on March 14 and will end April 9 in New York City.
Allie Shah • 651-298-1550 A national tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan won’t be stopping at Forest Lake Area High School today as planned, after school leaders abruptly canceled the visit.

Steve Massey, the school principal, said the decision to cancel was prompted by concerns that the event was becoming political rather than educational and therefore was not suitable for a public school.

He said the school had received several phone calls from parents and others, some of whom indicated that they may stage a protest if the event took place.

“The event was structured to be an academic classroom discussion around military service. We thought we’d provide an opportunity for kids to learn about service in the context of our history classes,” Massey said. “As the day progressed, it became clear that this was becoming a political event … which would be inappropriate in a public setting.

“We decided to cancel,” Massey said. Organizers of the National Heroes Tour then scrambled to relocate the event to the American Legion building in Forest Lake. The visit, which U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, had been scheduled to attend, is sponsored by Vets for Freedom, a national organization run by Pete Hegseth, a 1999 graduate of Forest Lake Area High School who served with the 101st Airborne in Iraq in 2005-06.

“I think it’s extremely unfortunate that a school would bow to the political pressure of outside groups and not bring in a veterans organization,” Hegseth said. “Are we saying that patriotism and duty and honor have no place in our public schools?” So far, the tour has visited one school, albeit a private school.

The stop in Forest Lake was supposed to involve about 150 social studies students and was going to be closed to the public but open to the media. But the last-minute venue change left Hegseth wondering how many people would actually show up today.

“I don’t know if we’ll have a crowd,” he said. “We changed venues, but we don’t have the ability to publicize it.” He said he had talked with school officials ahead of time and assured them that the presenters would not make any political statements.

“We had a number of conversations at the beginning of this to make sure our message was in keeping with the traditions of a public school,” Hegseth said.

“We have not endorsed a presidential candidate. We’re not in the business of doing that.” According to the Veterans for Freedom website, the national tour “is about supporting our troops, honoring their commitment and rallying the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At this critical juncture in our country, we need Americans, lawmakers and the media to fully recognize — and appreciate — the sacrifice of our brave military and the dramatic success they have achieved, especially in Iraq with the new counterinsurgency strategy.”

When asked whether the part about “rallying the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan” could indeed be construed as political, Hegseth said that the group agreed not to advocate about the “progress made in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

“It’s Iraq and Afghan veterans talking about what they saw and what they did there, and about what it means to put on the uniform of your country,” he said. The veterans started their bus tour in San Diego on March 14 and will end April 9 in New York City.
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I copied the whole article, because these articles have a funny way of disappearing. Yes, it is quite odd how they do that. They have the stones to put them out there in the first place. They should have the stones to carry through with their invitation. Political my arse.

Please go over to their site to check on the progress and successes of their tour and if you can, please make a donation of any amount to help them. If you know any Iraq/Afghanistan Vets, let them about this site. They are always looking for more members. Right now they have stations in 44 states and 21,000 members. They are all focused on getting their message out, “LET THEM WIN”, and they are also trying to help their brothers and sisters at arms. Thanks.

I also have some links from some articles over at This ain’t Hell, but you can see it from here. Berserkers attack Easter Mass and blogger is about a groups of idiots who thought that attacking a Church on Easter Day was a cool thing to do. It is also covered by The Chickenhawk Express, Gateway Pundit, and Scott at Flopping Aces. Midnight Blue was attacked by these animals, and the report of her attack is over at the Free Republic. In case you are wondering, yes, these were war-protesters. Please check out these (new) sites articles. They are each unique, and they are all well written. They did a very good job on this situation whereas I am about to blow my top. Thank you Chickenhawk Express, Gateway Pundit, Scott, Michelle, and Hot Air!

Update: Uh-oh, Michele Malkin is on it. They’re in for it now.

Update: Hot Air has the latest and video on the Chicago felons.

Such peaceful people, eh?

Next he has written about Preaching to the choir. Would you like to guess which choir? Why it’s Otis Moss! Wright’s replacement, but not to worry. They all sing the same tune, and Obama refuses to leave this racist church. Hmm. I guess that answers all I need to know about someone who claims a desire to unite the citizens of the United States. Would that be only the black people, by any chance? Did he actually state which country he wants to unite? (John has written a very article about the above article. Go check it out.)

Now for the story I was searching for so that we can end on a good note: Counterprotest in Berkeley. Everyone (except me) has a very good post about this event. Please check out some of the pictures and articles. He has several links. It is always good to know we still outnumber the freaks! Have a great day. 😉

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