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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:27 PM
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This toon on "shared sacrifice" DEMANDS its very own thread here
Thank you to Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune.

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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:28 PM
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1. This is actually making me cry. Time to sign off for the night.
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CommonSensePLZ Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:48 AM
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31. .
:hug:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:36 AM
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38. Thanks. Got a little overwhelmed last night. Too much bad news.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:28 PM
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2. Rec rec rec rec rec! n/t
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:30 PM
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3. Perfect! k/r
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SugarShack Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:00 PM
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4. Shared sacrifice? What are THEY giving up? Time to take congress's healthcare away!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:17 AM
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13. They are indeed sharing in the sacrifices.
We sacrifice, they divvy up our sacrifices.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:25 PM
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63. That's absolutely right. The more we sacrifice the more they they are given
in bonuses and perks.

They definitely "share" our sacrifices among themselves. They just don't make any sacrifices of their own like we do. :grr:
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:01 PM
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5. So true and incredibly sad
K&R

:kick:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:35 PM
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6. It oughta be featured on that "How It Works" TeeVee show
Yup!
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:35 PM
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7. K&R
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:10 AM
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8. It is class warfare and we are losing
That's not right. There are more of us than there are of them.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:52 AM
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17. unfortunately, we are not even fighting - except with ourselves
"You live inside a plutocrat wara war being waged by the top one percent. (Wellby the top one-tenth of the top one percent.) This war has been underway for thirty-five years; the plutocrats clearly are winning. In the process, all average people are getting lootedthose who voted for Bachmann, those who voted for her opponent. But guess what? The plutocrats will continue to win as long as we slow-witted liberals keep taking the bait from cynics like ODonnellas long as we keep getting conned into heightening our tribal wars.

Duh. When the 99 percent get split into two warring tribes, the one percent will roll to big wins. Youve probably heard the phrase: Divide and conquer!"

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh031711.shtml

The other part is that the top 25% tend to do okay as well, and they can out-vote the bottom 75%. Fairly simply if 80% of the top 25% vote they can outvote the bottom 75% if less than 30% of us vote. And especially they can out vote us when dollars count more than votes. Even in 1986, the top 25% got 59% of the income compared to just 41% for the bottom 75%. Now that the bottom 75% is down to just 32% of the income, it is that much easier, especially if one were to figure disposable income - that which is available to be donated to candidates.

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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:30 PM
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64. We have been disarmed, so we can't fight.
If we ever try to fight, the police stand against us. The courts stand against us.

The media unites and stands against us, and never underestimate how huge and influential the media really is.

Even a lot of other people who should be our allies will stand against us, because of the influence of the media and the police/courts. Once you are branded a troublemaker, people listen, believe it, and act accordingly.

And never forget that the at the highest level, they own our government. They own the people who make the very rules. They own the corporations that run the media.

We have been disarmed so that we aren't allowed to fight back.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:50 PM
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66. Yeah, the corporate media gives one the feeling of being surrounded by a mob.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:31 AM
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9. Is it actually possible that the majority of Americans cannot see the truth of this????????
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:46 AM
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14. Most people who support GOP and its policies actually hope to be
the CEO one day. They drank the koolaid years ago and the poison is now kicking in.
Poor fools.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:40 PM
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42. Unfortunately, yes...Look who we keep electing.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:43 AM
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10. Sacrifices are for the "little people".
Us CEOs (oink oink) EARNED our wealth and worked 500 times harder than you did. That's why you're poor, because ya don't WORKS hard enough!!

Now pull your bootstraps up, shine my goddamned shoes, don't ever destroy my fluffy comfy bubble of wealth-fattened heaven and stop interrupting my doing whatever I WANT to do! You're put on this earth to please ME, goddamnit.

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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:55 PM
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48. Very good

Thanks for posting that.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:14 AM
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11. My teacher husband took this to school today.
And it's going to be displayed very prominently in his classroom.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:15 AM
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12. Teachers can't even hug anymore.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:12 AM
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34. Good point
Out of the question for a male teacher, not a great idea for a female one.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:48 AM
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15. K&R n/t
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:49 AM
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16. Poor Ms. Peaches can't even get her bonus anymore
Someone might accuse her of sexually abusing the hug receiver. :(
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:56 AM
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18. Only 89 recs? Come on people...
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:00 AM
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19. I blame the gov't regulators more than
the Wall Street fuck. If they had been able to do their jobs with proper backing from the gov't, these clowns would've been on a much tighter leash. They'd still pull in money, but much more responsibly and with a long-term view of things.

That being said, tax these fuckers back into the Stone Age. I'm sure they'll take their "talent" somewhere else. :sarcasm:
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:44 AM
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23. The Wall Street fuck spent millions lobbying to decimate the regulators. (nt)
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:15 AM
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27. Yea, I know
All the more reason to take all money out of politics through campaign-finance reform. Otherwise, it's only going to get worse on EVERY front. The politicians are BOUGHT and do not work for you and me.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:30 PM
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69. Two more responses
1) those regulators make more than Judy but a tiny fraction of Wall St pay.

2) this is a classic example of a personal responsibility FAIL. The perpetrator is always the primary party to blame.
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Swampguana Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:04 AM
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20. k&R
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:06 AM
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21. Painful, but so true.
thanks for posting this
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:11 AM
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22. No silly, teachers actually do it for the hugs. The shitty pay is actually the bonus. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:39 AM
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:12 AM
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24. Kaboom! Mega awesome. +1!!!!111
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:13 AM
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25. and gawd forbid we should tax Sherk his fair amt
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:15 AM
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26. k&r
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:19 AM
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28. K&R! n/t
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:33 AM
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29. The fact that this is true and accepted as such by a majority of our country makes it
- all the more sad that it simply continues without millions of us 98%ers descending on Washington D.C. to demand a reversal of fortunes. Wisconsin is a lesson regarding the return of the power of protesting. I know we're supposed to be the ones we are waiting for but none of us seems ready or able to take the first step; for instance, camping outside of the white house or across the street or anywhere in D.C. with enough space?

Surely we can start with the number of homeless people who are homeless simply because of the banks mortgage lies. Then add in all the college kids who can't even find a job in their own country thanks to the associated recession and a 30 year history of corporate outsourcing. So many of us put out good ideas but honestly, it's a charasmatic leader/speaker that appears to be needed to gather the masses.

Look at how ready people were to gather and support Obama when he inspired them. It was the huge crowds that got the attention of everyone, including the press and Washington D.C., too bad all of that hit a brick wall when it came to actually being President. Say what you will about the power of the people but just as with Unions, the power of the people works best when organized by someone.

Sigh... I think I'm just too old now and too sad to keep fighting. Protesting wars and environmental issues since the 60's has really taken it's toll. I need a time out to recharge. Meanwhile, I'll keep hoping our children (and theirs) will look up from their iPods, iPhones, iPads, Facebook and Twitter accounts long enough to realize this country really needs their attention and energy, right now.

Peace, out.

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:38 AM
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30. This is the graphic to depict economic terrorism.....
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:56 PM
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67. True.. It IS financial terrorism ...
Served up by the American tax payer, bailing out Wall Street under the threat of the President's cabinet.

Pay up, sucker! What, you CAN'T pay up?

Then S A C R I F I C E

The Republican party will do all it can, but the worst part is, they are allowed to do so by their friends, the Democrats.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:08 AM
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32. K&R
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:09 AM
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33. Going out to everyone I know! K and R
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cate94 Donating Member (573 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:16 AM
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35. k & r
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:17 AM
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36. KR - Welfare for the rich, free entereprise for the poor --
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:33 AM
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37. They've got many if not most of the people who would gladly protest this monstrous imbalance
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 11:35 AM by Urban Prairie
over a financial barrel, they are in a daily struggle just to get by, or have family members with illnesses/drug/alcohol/legal troubles that consume much of their time and/or do not have the means and/or the time to do so. The others who "should" be aware of this growing threat to their future are either ignorant or indifferent to it, or perhaps believing that "someone else" will do the activist protesting for them
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:36 AM
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 11:55 AM
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41. Yep.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:54 PM
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43. Here's the link in case you want to pass it around:
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:13 PM
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44. Public school teachers should make whatever prof. Baseball players make.
period
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:30 PM
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49. ..AND only have to work as little as they do!
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:19 PM
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45. K&R
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:30 PM
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46. Recommend
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:30 PM
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47. K&R
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:30 PM
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50. K & R
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:51 PM
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51. True dat K&R.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:59 PM
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52. K & R
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:17 PM
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53. r&k
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:40 PM
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kmac3 Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:02 PM
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55. Ouch
A pure case that the TRUTH REALLY DOES HURT . . . Time for all those wall street millionaires finally show support for the country that gave them that wealth!
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:06 PM
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56. K&R
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:10 PM
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57. Kick for the evening crowd
Just because this deserves it.
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hulka38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:00 PM
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58. K&R
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:14 PM
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59. K & R.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:22 PM
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60. The shark.... uh... sherk is just following the gaddafi doctrine....
he prolly 'learned' early somewhere... :sarcasm:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:26 PM
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61. Our nation
is bankrupt....morally, emotionally, intellectually, financially, every way from here to the moon.

I can't believe this is happening.
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NikolaC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:34 PM
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62. K&R n/t
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:33 PM
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65. HUGE K & R !!!
:kick:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:57 PM
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68. How HIGH can we rec this?. . .n/t
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