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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 AM
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"Wait until 'Dave' finds out about Smith and Wesson."
That also came in on April 13, 2006. By this time, I'd been spending quite a bit of time up on Capitol Hill, sharing the Halliburton information.

I passed this along to the DOJ as well. Their response:

**************************************************************

From : XXX <X.X@usdoj.gov >
Sent : Friday, April 14, 2006 X:04 XM
To : David Smith (private e-mail)
CC : XXX <X.X@usdoj.gov >
Subject : XXX

Mr. Smith,

We will pass on this ... to the FBI for their assessment
and appropriate action. We will be back in touch.

Regards,
X

X
Deputy Chief
X Section, Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice
X
Washington D.C. 20005
Tel: X
Fax: X
email: X.X@usdoj.gov
http://www.usdoj.gov/X
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:21 AM
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1. A little background, or even a working link, would be helpful.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:23 AM
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2. Hope This Helps...
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:03 PM
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34. Thank you so much. This tale is just breathtaking.
:toast:
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #34
35. It's Nice to Finally...
... be able to talk about it.

- Dave
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 08:27 AM
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48. crickey.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:23 AM
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3. You're getting threats obviously. For whistle blowing? for
posting here? Both?
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:26 AM
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4. Whistleblowing...
... the threats pertained to my activities on Capitol Hill earlier this year.

- Dave
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:42 AM
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7. I am following your story Dave. Whats up for this week ?
Anything explosive ready to pop? You see I am a self serving punk, who would love to see another republican/fascist scandal break the week before the election. BIGTIME. I am hoping this country does not face a major convulsion, due to a lack of confidence in the election results. Too many Americans have severe doubts concerning confidence in elections. The Retention of one party rule would be a big blow.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:45 AM
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8. "These Things (Indictments) Take Time," Says One Career Prosecutor...
... who also notes that lots of time has now been spent.

Does that mean indictments are now imminent? I don't know for sure.

What I do know is that - regardless of whether indictments are announced this week or not - the story is about to break, "Big Time," as Cheney himself might say.

- Dave
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:36 AM
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5. Do you know if the DOJ sent someone to have a little chat
...with the creep who threatened you? I mean, they roust 14 year old girls from school to have little chats with them....
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:37 AM
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6. I Have Good Reason to Believe...
... that the DOJ and FBI took these threats very seriously.

- Dave
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:55 AM
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9. Holy crap.
You are so brave. :scared:
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:58 AM
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10. I Have Friends...
... in just about every law enforcement group conceivable. I got the word out immediately.

- Dave
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 AM
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14. I'm guessing that it also doesn't hurt...
...that the major federal law enforcement bureaucracies are smelling change on the wind. Not that who's chairing the Appropriations Committee would EVER enter as a factor in their decisions about which of the many demands on them should move up in the queue.

realistically,
Bright
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:00 AM
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19. Heads Will Roll at Some Agencies...
... that rolled over for Bush/Cheney and their AGs.

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:17 PM
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36. Would that include...
... the SEC, whose own staff attorneys have described Bush Administration political pressure - short-circuiting ongoing investigations?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=sec+pequot+joh...

Ides
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:14 PM
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37. It Very Well Might...
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:02 AM
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11. Oh, my!
Please continue your good and brave work!
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 AM
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15. The Data Is in the Hands...
... of those who can use it.

- Dave
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:02 AM
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12. Kicked
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:06 AM
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13. Good Luck to you
It is a slow process, don't let them break you
People recommend this
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:09 AM
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16. If There's One Advantage...
... to being raised Pentecostal, it's that:

1. You're taught to have the patience of Job; and

2. You have the Beatitudes drilled into your head.

: )

- Dave

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Job

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatitudes
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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:39 AM
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17. To me it sounds like Kerry is an idiot
Some kind of honor about prosecutorial conduct? When one side is running the justice department and playing unfair, thats when its the duty of people with evidence to take it into the press. Thats the whole point of whistle blower laws. To give the weak party in a situation an outlet to air grievances.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:01 AM
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20. No, Senator Kerry Did the Right Thing...
... the investigations were at too critical a point at that time.

- Dave
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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:04 PM
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22. how did he do the right thing?
he left the fox in the hen house, to continue to be able to influence any investigation. If there is evidence of the executive branch influencing a judicial investigation, getting the evidence out to the people is the best thing that can be done. The only explanation I could see, is that the evidence was shakey and more digging had to be done. If thats the case than there was no choice really.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:06 PM
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23. Ever Worked on a Prosecution?
If you're going for the "big fish," sometimes you have to keep your powder dry.

- Dave
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:10 PM
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24. Look what happened in IranContra. Kerry had built an impressive case
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 12:16 PM by blm
pretty much on his own for a year, and then when the Dem leadership saw it was going to break big, they took it from his perview and tossed it to "senior senators" and then proceeded to make political hay and political deals which UNDERMINED the overall legal case.

Wouldn't this nation have benefitted more from North appearing only in front of a judge and jury for his crimes than with the immunity granted him by Senate Dems who didn't know the case even 1/10 as well as Kerry did?
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:23 PM
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25. BLM, I Have Faith That...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 12:23 PM by CorpGovActivist
... the advent of the Internet will keep the "party elders" on a short leash, this go-around.

- Dave
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:36 PM
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26. I know - imagine if there was an internet during IranContra and BCCI.
No more Bushes.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:39 PM
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27. George P. Bush Will NOT Be the Threepeat...
... that's for damn sure!

- Dave
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:59 AM
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18. Keep up the good work. Stay safe. Watch your back. Never back
down.

And most importantly, NEVER GIVE UP.

We need more men and women of raw courage who are willing to put EVERYTHING on the line in order to see justice done and fight evil.

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:04 AM
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21. You'd Think...
... it was in our blood.

"We need more men and women of raw courage who are willing to put EVERYTHING on the line in order to see justice done and fight evil."

After all, we have only to look at the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, or a history book that describes the personal losses endured by many of the Founders, in actual adherence to their mutual pledge:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_states_declaration_...

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

- Dave
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:12 PM
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28. April 4, 2006 Was a Red Letter Day...
... looking back through the records:

There was quite a bit of House and Senate activity on one of my websites on April 4th. This was the day that one of the MC's staff put me in a room, with high-speed Internet access, and had me pull over redundant copies of data.

The IP addresses:

143.231.X.X (house.gov)

156.33.X.X (senate.gov)

156.33.X.X (senate.gov)

156.33.X.X (senate.gov)

Since that time, there has been a lot of various ".gov" traffic.

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:28 PM
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29. Hmmm...sounds like a "duck hunting" invitation from Dick to me!
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:39 PM
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30. Cheney Fudd...
... "Shh! Be vewy, vewy qwiet! I'm hunting whistlebwowers!"

:rofl:

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:43 PM
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31. A schwedding we will go, a schwedding we will go...
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:51 PM
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32. Too much!
OMG. My sides hurt!

LOL.

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:59 PM
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33. My work here is done then!
LOL.

Ides
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:29 AM
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38. wow . . . fascinating reading . . . (to say the least) . . .
I must have missed your previous post(s), because this is the first I recall hearing any of this . . . not only is it interesting, it's also VERY important information that the public should know about . . .

that could be tough to accomplish, given the complexity of the whole thing . . . seems most people's capacity for absorbing and integrating complex information is, at best, limited . . .

a challenge that might be worth tackling is boiling your story down to the bare minimum in a way that communicates the basics AND grabs people's attention . . . your numbered narration is a good start, but most simply won't take the time or the effort to read it through and follow the story to the end . . .

keep plugging . . . and good luck . . .
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:14 AM
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39. He's been working on the distilled vesion...
... for many months.

I am eagerly awaiting the new rollouts on:

http://www.HALwhistleblowers.org

http://BushBunglesBrigade.org

Ides
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:14 PM
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40. Bump
up
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 05:32 PM
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43. Set
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 09:26 AM
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42. The Timeline Feature
A timeline is in the final stages of preparation here:

http://www.HALwhistleblowers.org

http://www.BushBunglesBrigade.org

Good points - and ones we've been working to address for many months now.

: )

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 08:02 AM
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41. Other threats?
What other threats befell you?

Ides
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 10:08 AM
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44. Bump
up
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 11:27 AM
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45. Do DUers here get...
... that these are literal threats?

Ides
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 01:06 PM
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46. Gar ye grue...
makes ye sick...it does.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 10:33 AM
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50. The Cure...
... is coming, Buttercup!

; )

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 07:56 PM
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51. Actual death threats...
... to a whistleblower's life.

Ides
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 08:11 AM
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47. Up Ye Go, Laddie
Busy day...time tae wake up...
:donut:
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 10:20 AM
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49. It astounds me that DUers don't get that these are actual threats made against a whistleblower...
... by BushCo. fanatics.

Ides
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-07-06 03:59 PM
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52. Despite these kinds of threats...
... David and other whistleblowers headed to the polls today, and voted to put the gavels in the hands of those who not only listened to their stories - but who can now make sure all of America comes to know about them, too.

Ides
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