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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2020 10:26 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/20/2020 10:26 AM
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Is Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Moral or Ethical? ~ Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom recently said, at the time of reporting on his budget shortfall, that the Federal Government has a moral and ethical obligation to give money to California to make up the state shortfall.




Most would agree that the essence of ethics and morality is to keep your word and respect the rights of others. This does not seems be happening here.

Perhaps it is the widespread ignorance of morality and our Constitution that causes such crazy government actions. Unless corrected, this could end our free America as we know it.

Should the voters insist that candidates for public office read the Constitution before swearing to uphold it?

This voter does.

Al Segalla


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 10:35:10   By: Anonymous
 
Gavin Newsome is the epitome of an entitled loser! If he only came clean with all of his spending shenanigans, starting with giving money to illegals, felons, the so called homeless, abortion on demand, a failed high speed train that is going nowhere, just to name a few! I hope Trump tells GAVIN Boy to figure things out with his his Libtard buddies by himself!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:04:43   By: Anonymous
     
    ^STFU and do exactly what Trump tells you to. And remember, he doesn't care whether you or your family lives or dies, he cares about two things. Re-election and the stock market. Nothing else. Period.

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      Re: /\/\ STFU...
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:45:01   By: Anonymous
       
      No YOU STFU! Trump is doing the best he can! Politics has nothing to do with it!

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        Re: /\/\ STFU...
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:47:16   By: Anonymous
         
        PS Nor the stock market! Did you grow up during the Depression and WW2? My folks did and they educated me a lot about those times-real HARD times. Also, put yourself in our former surviving POWs shoes! Just keep sniveling!

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          Re: /\/\ STFU...
          Posted on: 2020-05-20 13:47:05   By: Anonymous
           
          I would put myself in a real POW survivor’s shoes, but I’d be concerned I’d be ridiculed and insulted by Trump.

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            No Subject
            Posted on: 2020-05-24 18:42:50   By: Anonymous
             


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          Re: /\/\ STFU...
          Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:37:07   By: Anonymous
           
          ^^STFU SRS

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            Re: /\/\ STFU...STFU...
            Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:44:42   By: Anonymous
             
            Someone is "mirroring" again! I did not say that!

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        Re: /\/\ STFU...
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:17:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump has nothing to do with anything except blaming others for his massive failures. Oh, he is pretty good at figuring ways for his business , family and friends to make millions off of taxpayer money.

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        Re: /\/\ STFU...
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:51:34   By: Anonymous
         
        Politics has everything to do with it.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:26:52   By: Anonymous
       
      You mean like Your leaders Pelosi, Waters , Feinstein ! Talk about power and wealth ! Keep drinking the blue kool aid, you deserve nothing better in life !

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:09:20   By: Anonymous
       
      Gavin only does what his Auntie Pelosi instructs him to do.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:10:37   By: Anonymous
     
    It's Newsom, not Newsome (that's the winery).

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 15:43:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Ethical? A Democrat talking about ethics is like Bill Clinton talking about little girls and under aged prostitution, he's all in.
    You know what's almost as bad? Over 65% of Democrats with two years or more, college education, do believe that Bill Clinton went on those flights with Epstein and had sex with children, and Hillary knew all about it.
    Sixty five percent! But we know democrats as hypocrites. Tara Reade and her sexual assault AND RAPE??? Democrats now say, don't believe women, they're liars.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:53:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Did FOX tell you that? Or perhaps even Trump who is always handing out lines without facts. Even his AG Barr is beginning to challenge him or the veracity of his inane comments.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:22:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Is Robbing Peter to pay PayPal moral?

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-20 18:42:20   By: Anonymous
           
          😆

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:19:01   By: Anonymous
 
California had a $21 billion dollar surplus prior to coronavirus.

California gets about a dollar back from the federal government for every dollar it sends. Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia, and Missouri all get $2 back for every dollar they send. So California isn't some "taker" state.

Also, the California Constitution requires a balanced budget every year, while the federal budget has more flexibility. The harder states fall into a depression, the harder it will be to get out of this financially.



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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:58:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Perhaps CA should just keep some of the money we send the feds way every year. Mr. Segalia - why don't you submit your recommendations as to where the cuts should be made? The schools before we have to spend a small fortune how to equip and remodel in the face of C-19? Or perhaps to firefighting as we begin what will likely be a rough season? The pandemic has changed everything and it's time to work together.

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      Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:12:30   By: Anonymous
       
      The first thing Democrates threaten is that that will need to cut police, firefighters, teachers and first responders. It's a threat they use every single time.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 18:44:09   By: Anonymous
         
        This year's California budget adds firefighting money.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-21 09:13:05   By: Anonymous
           
          The budget did, yes - but all state employees will be asked to take a 10% pay cut or make up the revenue through furloughs.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:59:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Or perhaps Trump could help reimburse the states with the millions he has spent flying back and forth to his FL estate on Air Force One along with the secret service?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 13:41:45   By: Anonymous
       
      And all the other undoubtedly corrupt things he has and is doing - the worst "president" the country has EVER, EVER had.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:14:10   By: Anonymous
       
      You mean like Pelosi does flying back and forth to San Francisco and her request for a larger plane?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 20:39:41   By: Anonymous
         
        She flies commercial. Used to fly on air force jet like all Speakers of the House before her, including Republicans. And it was the budget office that wanted a bigger jet that didn’t need to stop for fuel. So were you lying or just repeated a lie you heard on Faux.

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          Re: /\/\Pelosi and her plane...
          Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:46:34   By: Anonymous
           
          "And the mighty men will go up to the mountains to hide!"

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-21 06:04:00   By: Anonymous
           
          So are you repeating CNN and MSNBC. Works both ways. She is evil.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-22 00:23:33   By: Anonymous
           
          Quit being such a dumb *** and check the facts for yourself. Quit depending on socialist news sources for your thinking!! Try it...you will find a lot of very informative FACTS!!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-22 00:21:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Perhaps just maybe...he should keep his paycheck instead of letting it go to worthwhile causes! I'm sure your tight butt wouldn't even think about doing such a thing!!! Be grateful he's your president...or get your butt to another country more suited to your "needs"!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:42:35   By: Anonymous
 
Nevada governor calls Trump's funding threat 'inappropriate and dangerous'

Nevada governor Steve Sisolak criticized Trump for threatening to withhold funding from the state as it moves to expand vote by mail.

Governor Sisolak
(@GovSisolak)
For the President to threaten federal funding in the midst of a pandemic over a state exercising its authority to run elections in a safe and legal manner is inappropriate and outrageous.
May 20, 2020

Sisolak applauded Nevada as “a national leader in election administration” that was committed to providing safe options for voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“For the President to threaten federal funding in the midst of a pandemic over a state exercising its authority to run elections in a safe and legal manner is inappropriate and outrageous,” Sisolak said.

Trump would likely be unable to freeze Nevada’s funding anyway, but many of the president’s critics expressed alarm about his attempt to financially retaliate against states for their election policies.

Connecticut senator Chris Murphy said the threat underscored why Democrats were concerned during the impeachment trial that Trump would attempt to rig the 2020 election.

Chris Murphy
(@ChrisMurphyCT)
This is why so many of us thought it was imperative that Trump be removed from office. We warned that if he got away with using his office to try to rig an election, he would do it again. https://t.co/SQmTfYiJLv

May 20, 2020

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:20:30   By: Anonymous
 
Al, you are sounding pretty desperate. That is one of your worst , most irrational and unsupported opinions ever posted.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 14:43:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Sounding sort of like Trump, isn't he? I've been saying for awhile - if your grandpa sounded like this, at the very least you'd take away the car keys. ;)


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 15:26:25   By: Anonymous
       
      ^^^ STFU tooth pick dick

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:32:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Hey, Punky, good to see you back.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:55:15   By: Anonymous
           
          Bend over I'll punk your old ass !

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-05-20 20:05:12   By: Anonymous
             
            You got nuthin but mouth.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:40:45   By: Anonymous
               
              You are correct. That dude is a punk. Just a mouthy little bich. Probably 5'6", buck55.

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2020-05-21 06:37:02   By: Anonymous
                 
                Dumb fukc democrat learn how to spell chump...

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                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2020-05-21 07:35:32   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Oh, so you are 5'6" buck55.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:54:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Okay, you go out and take whatever snake oil Trump is touting this week without medical proof. Let us know how it works out.

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Oh no, the liberals are coming
Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:30:40   By: Anonymous
 
From Politico journal on the long-term social consequences of pandemics....

"...if you’re going to be regularly quarantined, it might as well be someplace where you can enjoy a nice walk in nature. As Silicon Valley venture capitalist Balaji Srinivasan put it in a pithy tweet, “Sell city, buy country.”"

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    Cry Baby Candy Asses
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 13:46:33   By: Anonymous
     
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
    The Losers keep losing
    The WINNERS keep WINNING

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      Re: Meh
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:25:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Americans are Losers

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        Re: Meh
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 22:30:54   By: Anonymous
         
        Suck it, b7tch, and return to whence you came.

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          Re: Meh
          Posted on: 2020-05-21 06:43:08   By: Anonymous
           
          ^^ Punk you have the Alzheimer Disease...

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Thanks Al
Posted on: 2020-05-20 13:52:12   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks Al for your insight on this issue. It's my belief that it's the current political climate of "everyone for himself" and not listening to both sides of an issue (i.e. living in the bubble of one's personal belief) that has gotten us into this deteriorating position. You are right. Every single American should read and be familiar with the United States Constitution. Thanks again Al and God be with you.

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    Re: Thanks Al
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:33:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Read the Constitution? Start with Trump, that sucker needs to read it more than anyone else.

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    Re: Thanks Al
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:38:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks for what? Name calling, hyperbole, divisive accusations? Get real, Al kicked it off being insulting and divisive and without any compassion for his fellow citizens. How about explaining his allegation of “so-called homeless”.

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      Re: Thanks Al
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:56:33   By: Anonymous
       
      And then they thank God for their self-serving, racist, prejudiced actions. Not the God of my understanding.

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        Re: Thanks Al
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:42:13   By: Anonymous
         
        P.S. Al Get a new suit. And some new shoes.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 15:52:20   By: Anonymous
 


"This is gonna be a walk in the park" ~ Hillary Clinton
November 8th 2016

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 15:58:10   By: Anonymous
 
YOU KNOW WHAT'S SAD?
BEING SO CORRUPT...BEING SO CROOKED
THAT YOU LOSE TO DONALD JOHN TRUMP!!!
DEMOCRATS THATS HOW STUPID
THATS HOW CORRUPT YOU ATE
OUR ELECTORS KNEW IT HAS TO BE TRUMP
OR OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY WOULD FOREVER
BE KNOWN AS THE MOST CORRUPT COUNTRY
ON THIS PLANET.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:39:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Looney toons.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 16:57:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Have you really not been paying attention to all that is going on in the WH and the man who would be king?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:17:35   By: Anonymous
       
      I'd love for Trump to be King. He is owed an additional 3rd term for all the time the Democrates took from his first term.

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        Re: Russian Above 🇷🇺☝️
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:24:07   By: Anonymous
         


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 19:19:05   By: Anonymous
         
        The only thing Trump is owed is a firing squad for the unnecessary deaths of 100,000 Americans.

        He is criminally and grossly negligent.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 19:19:05   By: Anonymous
         
        The only thing Trump is owed is a firing squad for the unnecessary deaths of 100,000 Americans.

        He is criminally and grossly negligent.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:43:10   By: Anonymous
           
          One round, fired from long range, would do the job.

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Take a step back cuz you gettin’ to close to me...
Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:28:39   By: Anonymous
 
Donald Trump is terrified of hanging an official portrait of former President Barack Obama at the White House because he is convinced that the painting would spy on him, a White House source has confirmed.

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    Re: Take a step back cuz you gettin’ to close to me...
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:29:49   By: Anonymous
     
    According to the source, when Trump was informed that unveiling a portrait of his predecessor was a storied White House tradition, “he totally freaked out.”

    “You know what will happen,” Trump reportedly said.

    “That painting will be able to see and hear everything I do.”

    In an increasingly paranoid rant, Trump explained that the painting of Obama, having collected damaging information about him, would then be able to pass that information on to former Vice-President Joe Biden.

    Suddenly afraid that the White House corridors were lined with potentially traitorous paintings, Trump demanded that the portraits of all former Presidents who might betray him be removed immediately.

    “The only one who made the cut was Nixon,” the source said.

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    Re: Take a step back cuz you gettin’ to close to me...
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:50:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank Gavin for sending $ to our illegals. We see where his priorities live. Californians get what they deserve! SUFFER

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-20 19:15:28   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks, but we really don't need Stink Finger Segalla's lectures on morality.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-05-20 19:39:22   By: Anonymous
     
    She flies commercial. Used to fly on air force jet like all Speakers of the House before her, including Republicans. And it was the budget office that wanted a bigger jet that didn’t need to stop for fuel. So were you lying or just repeated a lie you heard on Faux.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:24:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey Al - I don’t know if you, a real estate agent, whose sold TWO properties in 8 YEARS has any great financial or business wisdom to share with our governor.
      And frankly, I don’t get while John keeps giving you a platform to spew your every stupid opinion.


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:44:35   By: Anonymous
         
        ^^HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-05-21 06:07:48   By: Anonymous
       
      Do you really think she flys commercial? Get real. I'm sure she is on a private jet provided by one of her rich supporters.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-21 06:45:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Broom is her jet...

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-21 09:17:27   By: Anonymous
         
        Do the research instead of deciding without facts.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-05-21 09:19:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Again, another moot GOP point. Instead consider the $ spent on Trump spending nearly every weekend at his FL estate along with the secret service on board Air Force One and courtesy of the American taxpayer.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-05-21 11:26:07   By: Anonymous
           
          Don't forget the cost of golf cart rentals for the secret service: $765,425.
          In addition, the Secret Service has spent at least $950,000 to stay overnight at Trump-owned properties, including Mar-a-Lago and Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-05-22 00:26:58   By: Anonymous
             
            Where did you get these facts and figures? I would really like to read the info from your source. thanks

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-05-24 18:43:21   By: Anonymous
               


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