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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:13 AM

Giant Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters set afire

Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was charged with arson and other crimes Wednesday for setting fire to a 50-foot (15-meter) Christmas tree in front of Fox News headquarters in midtown Manhattan, police said.

The artificial tree outside of the News Corp. building that houses Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post caught fire shortly after midnight, police said.

“This is the Fox Square in New York, outside of Fox headquarters,” Bream said. “It appears that our giant Christmas tree there, just a couple of minutes ago, was completely engulfed in flames.”

A 49-year-old man who police said was homeless was arrested on charges including criminal mischief, arson and trespassing. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-crime-new-york-arrests-fires-08c9e8579b7c0ea806b1c6adc1a94e3b?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

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Reply Giant Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters set afire (Original post)
George II Dec 8 OP
Alexander Of Assyria Dec 8 #1
Cha Dec 9 #73
BradBo Dec 8 #2
jimfields33 Dec 8 #15
BumRushDaShow Dec 8 #3
George II Dec 8 #4
Rebl2 Dec 8 #5
Marthe48 Dec 8 #6
DENVERPOPS Dec 8 #17
Marthe48 Dec 8 #22
DENVERPOPS Dec 8 #39
George II Dec 9 #75
Chin music Dec 9 #64
StClone Dec 8 #7
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wcollar Dec 8 #12
Cha Dec 9 #74
melm00se Dec 8 #8
twodogsbarking Dec 8 #9
FailureToCommunicate Dec 8 #42
paleotn Dec 8 #44
Prof. Toru Tanaka Dec 8 #47
COL Mustard Dec 8 #10
Paladin Dec 8 #13
COL Mustard Dec 8 #14
Paladin Dec 8 #16
ancianita Dec 8 #41
inthewind21 Dec 9 #65
BlackSkimmer Dec 8 #49
NH Ethylene Dec 8 #28
COL Mustard Dec 8 #36
Voltaire2 Dec 9 #63
Polybius Dec 8 #18
Traildogbob Dec 8 #25
JustAnotherGen Dec 8 #19
Cha Dec 9 #76
rockfordfile Dec 8 #20
turbinetree Dec 8 #21
dchill Dec 8 #29
oldsoftie Dec 8 #23
Ford_Prefect Dec 8 #24
Deminpenn Dec 8 #26
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 8 #31
Deminpenn Dec 8 #32
rockfordfile Dec 9 #59
Cha Dec 9 #77
Judi Lynn Dec 8 #27
0rganism Dec 8 #30
dchill Dec 8 #33
robbob Dec 8 #54
dchill Dec 8 #55
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Zorro Dec 8 #34
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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:19 AM

1. Ironic. Artificial plastic tree covered in fake ornaments and spray paint and Fox, same thing.

Up in flames, rhetorically ofc, for the other decorative tree would be ok….maybe a sign of things to come?

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 07:29 PM

73. Totally! FAKE "news" FAKE tree.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:25 AM

2. I love to see the homeless contributing to the betterment of society.

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Response to BradBo (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:13 PM

15. Not cool at all. Could have spread and killed people

This is not funny it cute.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:28 AM

3. Pic of it






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Leonardo Puglisi
@Leo_Puglisi6
#BREAKING: The Fox News Christmas Tree is on fire in NYC
12:54 AM · Dec 8, 2021


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:34 AM

4. Fox News, right wingers AND Meghan McCain were going crazy over this. She tweeted this and then....

...deleted it when people got outraged by her ridiculous reaction:



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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:40 AM

5. Go away Meghan

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:43 AM

6. One arsonist doesn't equal an insurrection

You want to talk about lunatics, just look at the rwnj who attacked the U.S. Capitol, killed cops and wanted to hang the V.P. That wasn't hijinks, you stupid woman and your revered Dad is spinning in his grave.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:20 PM

17. Agreed

it is hardly a fair comparison. One homeless guy vs 5000 agitated and aggressive seditionists storming the U.S. capitol, many armed, killing and injuring gov't police, and trashing an entire building......compared to one tree?

A true comparison would honestly be a thousand people storming Fox during a workday, Vandalizing the entire building and taking part in destroying the five top executives.............

The best line in your commentary was your last one............She has done irreparable harm to her father's legacy....

Once again, an old adage comes to mind. Probably Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln?
It is better to be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The Republican Party seems to be overflowing with jerk wads who should think about that statement.......
However, the truth is simply that many of them are too ignorant and stupid to understand what that statement means.....

LOL MAYBE THEY REALLY ARE aliens from a different planet, walking around disguised as humans, and it is just a inter-galactic game to them to see who can destroy planet earth........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:54 PM

22. same as greene comparing Covid-19 to cancer

The comparisons just don't equate. Mst of r's arguments wouldn't get used on a high school debate team. I don't want to see violence escalate. I hope it turns out that the homeless man was trying to stay warm and started a Sterno fire in the wrong place.

I wondered the other day if someone started a rumor that the Covid vaccination makes humans taste bad to aliens, if some of the dolts would get the shots.





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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:41 PM

39. I have to laugh at some of the current issues

We were arguing the Electoral College issue when we were in Jr. High Debate class.

Also, abortion, religion in the schools, etc etc etc

It the old: What's old is new again, over and over and over.

Now, they have added vaccinations to their old: GAYS - GUNS- GOD tripe........

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 07:34 PM

75. Since it was a Fox tree, she didn't claim the fire was started by Jewish space lasers.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:46 AM

7. At FOX a burning cross is acceptable

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:53 AM

11. It's ironic that as much as the Rockefeller tree gets all the press

I had no idea that Faux had their own.

And apparently the suspect was homeless.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:54 AM

12. Yes, Megan, there are!

And most of them are in the Fox News(?) building

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 07:32 PM

74. Shut Up you ugly

fucking Radical Fascist *****

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:46 AM

8. The police have some damning

evidence.

He had a lighter in his possession. OMG!!! No one else, within 1000 miles had a lighter in their possession.

I am sure that the lighter will be subject to civil asset forfeiture.

I hope that they have more than just the lighter as their evidence.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:50 AM

9. They should have raked their leaves.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:36 PM

42. I get it.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:56 PM

44. Ha!

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:20 PM

47. Beautiful!


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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:51 AM

10. Please Don't Celebrate This.

Destruction of property, even if it's owned by Faux News, isn't cool. Please don't feed into the narrative. Be better than they are.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:04 PM

13. That "Be better than they are" sentiment is a gift to the right wing.

trump and his brain-dead hordes are goose-stepping their way back to the White House---and kicking what's left of our democracy into a ditch---because they have absolutely no fear of us. We are in fact better than they are---but we still need to fight them.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:07 PM

14. Fight Them, Fine....

But don't celebrate things like this.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:17 PM

16. WE'RE the side that still clings to outdated Good Conduct Rules.

THEY'RE the side that flushed those Rules down the toilet years ago---and they've been winning, ever since.

I've got a problem with that.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:32 PM

41. We all have a problem with their destructions. The solution isn't to succumb to being like them.

We're the ones trying to build back better, not destroy.

This is not about them. This is about who we are.
Making this about them, and tit for tat behavior empowers their win-lose outlook on all things.

We are about win-win. And they know that.
They're so guilt ridden they look for any flimsy excuse to point the finger hysterically.

I'm angry with you, but I refuse to be in a party that justifies tit-for-tat violence.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #41)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:55 PM

65. Please

They know nothing other than "we" will let then continue on their rampage of destruction and NOTHING will be done about it. Because it's not polite.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:51 PM

49. Arson is not something to celebrate.

But surely you know that.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 02:57 PM

28. Agree. I don't care who owned the tree.

First, it's a bad thing to do to destroy someone's property and just generally spread misery.

Also, it represented the joy of the season. Do we really have so much joy that we can afford to render any of it to ashes?

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Response to NH Ethylene (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:16 PM

36. Thank You. It's The Spirit Of The Season.

I despise Faux News and everything they stand for, but really....that is a bridge too far.

I know I sound like an old fart, but c'mon, man...

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 10:56 AM

63. - celebrating this -

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:29 PM

18. Now that's a real war on Christmas

Seriously though, hope he gets time.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:26 PM

25. Right!!!

O’Reilly did it. Wanted to “reignite” his annual War on Christmas battle to be relevant. The Baby Jesus is crying again. Damnit. Mary just got him quite and back to sleep in the Manger. Damn you Bill.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:29 PM

19. Gonna be a cold day in the tri-state area

The man now has food and shelter on a snowy day.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 07:38 PM

76. omg.. that's where

my mind went!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:32 PM

20. Good for them. Did anybody bring the marshmallows?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:43 PM

21. Thoughts and Prayers.....

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 02:58 PM

29. ...And a Merry Foxmas to all.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:00 PM

23. What an asshole. Wonder if he's got mental problems. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 01:07 PM

24. Isn't is amazing just how loudly some people whine when their Sacred Cow is getting barbequed.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 02:52 PM

26. Or perhaps this is a message from the God

in whom they all claim to believe. Think about it...

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 03:03 PM

31. God sent this homeless man to throw the moneychangers out

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 03:05 PM

32. He works in mysterious ways

nt

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:14 AM

59. I agree

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 07:45 PM

77. I literally just thought

that before I read your post.. ".. an act of God.."delivered by the Homeless man"

Isn't that what they're always claiming about Reality Based People?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 02:57 PM

27. Ohio Players did it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 03:00 PM

30. tree? looked more like a weird giant cone-shaped parasite draped with glitz

Christmas Cones -- the leading edge of Santa's infiltration squads

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 03:05 PM

33. Apparently not even a real tree. Just a cone shaped metal frame.

Assault on Foxmas.

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Response to dchill (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:15 PM

54. Wait a sec...

Why would an artificial tree be so flammable? That doesn’t make sense. Whatever material that decoration was constructed out of should have been 100% non-flammable…

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Response to robbob (Reply #54)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:18 PM

55. Satan can cause ANYTHING to burst into flames!

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Response to robbob (Reply #54)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 12:59 AM

58. O Christmas tree

They can be made out of non-combustible material. But apparently it's not a law that all artificial trees have to be made out of those materials.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 03:51 PM

34. Heard it was the work of Santifa

Ho Ho Ho!

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Response to Zorro (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 03:53 PM

35. That's THE best response!!!

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Response to Zorro (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:38 PM

43. Nice!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:23 PM

37. Is there a "go-fund-me" for his legal fees?

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Response to gfwzig (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:34 PM

38. +1

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:13 PM

40. It looked rather fake.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 06:58 PM

45. Just like their news, it is...well...was.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 07:02 PM

46. I really don't care. Why do U?

Poor homeless guy burns insignificant plastic tree.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #46)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:52 PM

50. Fire is dangerous

Nothing funny about this.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #50)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:59 PM

51. Who's laughing?

If some poor homeless guy burned down a City park tree it wouldn’t be news.

Social Services more than charges.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #51)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:02 PM

52. Maybe you've missed all the "jokes" about it.

You’re lucky.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #52)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:09 PM

53. I guess.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #50)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:18 AM

60. Even more reason not to put a flammable tree like that there.

Should've just brought marshmallows.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:02 PM

48. Bill O'Reilly

In the alley, with a lighter.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:52 PM

56. FalseFlag operations should be less conspicuous

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:06 PM

57. Light em up up up

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Response to TrevEB (Reply #61)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 09:27 AM

62. The man that's been accused of setting the fire (intentionally or not) is homeless, so I doubt....

...he spends enough time on the internet to have known about the Oakland fire.

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Response to George II (Reply #62)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 03:03 PM

66. It's NYC

Never been there huh

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Response to inthewind21 (Reply #66)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 03:34 PM

67. Um.....get real.

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Response to inthewind21 (Reply #66)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 05:53 PM

68. Omg! 😂



Haa. I'm gonna ask him to walk us down NY memory lane...

I think he even went to Woodstock!

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Response to Budi (Reply #68)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 06:28 PM

69. Indeed, but to be honest it's really not worth it. The stories I could tell!

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Response to George II (Reply #69)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 06:31 PM

70. A lot of now famous people have crossed paths with you.

You have some cool NY stories to tell, too.

Now me? Nope never been there.

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Response to Budi (Reply #70)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 07:09 PM

72. Alas, crossed paths and rubbed elbows with but never reached their level of fame or notoriety.

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Response to inthewind21 (Reply #66)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 06:40 PM

71. Oh boy!

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