Jan 15, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started..!

Politics out front as Libby jury selection begins
Jury prospects can expect questions on feelings on Iraq war, scandals
The defense list of questions - Defense attorneys are even more pointed in their proposed questions. Among those on their list:
“What is your political party preference? Democrat, Republican, Independent or other?”
“Please describe any feelings you have about Vice President Cheney.”
“Based on what you know at this time, do you believe that the Administration misled the American people to justify going to war?”
“Have you been following any of the recent political scandals involving Jack Abramoff, William Jefferson, Tom DeLay, Cynthia McKinney or Mark Foley?”
"Do you have particularly strong feelings about the war in Iraq?"
"Based on what you know at this time, do you believe that the administration misled the American people to justify going to war?"
"Who do you find more attractive, Judy Miller or Jeff Gannon?" <more>

74 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Based on what you know at this time, do you believe that the Administration misled the American people to justify going to war?”

Biloxi: YES!

“Have you been following any of the recent political scandals involving Jack Abramoff, William Jefferson, Tom DeLay, Cynthia McKinney or Mark Foley?”

Biloxi: YES! ALL THE ABOVE.

Do you have particularly strong feelings about the war in Iraq?

Biloxi: YES!

Based on what you know at this time, do you believe that the administration misled the American people to justify going to war?

Biloxi: YES!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget to answer something, SPB? LOL.

Any hints on what type of juror you would want to seat?

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teak,

Maybe I should have answered LOL on all of those questions...

Fitz told us in a past thread, last year, that the jury selection has a majority minority pool.

I will play both sides:

For the defense: I would go for a caucacian male over 40 years old and never did military. I would pick a white non-college student who works at McDonalds. This is to look for a hung jury.

For prosecution: I would pick educated pool of jurors from all races. But, I would lean towards women of all races with children or grandchildren.

6:49 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Thanks for the article. Interesting to read about the jury selection. No easy task for this trial.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you get your news ought to be a question because it could be very revealing.

Good breakdown. Watch out for the ditz that believes Gerbil never lies or God really does speak to him. ;)

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irve needs dough to cover his legal fees.. JB, look for the loose change behind the couch, car, bedroom, purse, and piggy bank. LOL!

A fund has been set up to pay the legal bills of the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney has collected more than $3 million since Libby's indictment 14 months ago.

Libby is charged with obstruction of justice and perjury in connection with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation into who disclosed the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame to Robert Novak.

estimates are that Libby will need an eye-popping $5 million to cover his legal costs, which also include a civil suit filed against him.


And I wonder what his legal fees will be for the civil lawsuit.. It's pretty sad for Irve. He is panhandling for attorney fees while Daddy Warbucks is on the circuit telling the public on Vulture Network that Libby is a "good man."

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who do you find more attractive, Judy Miller or Jeff Gannon?"

LOL! I missed that one..

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What type of panties that Fitz prefer: pink edibles or peek a boo blue?"

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the one you missed. LOL!

Scooter needs to come off his high horse or bear and get a lawyer that isn't so expensive.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Decent news article and opinion piece on Spiegel Online International:

Conason op-ed on Libby trial

Jan 15 Spiegel article by Mascolo

Good reading!
Nan

7:28 PM  
Anonymous ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

I would think that Fitz would prefer the pink edibles, that way if he got the munchies he could just swipe them out of his briefcase. They could keep his teddy bear company.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an interesting article about Cheney.

There will be those who question whether the vice president can possibly be serious when he expresses confidence in what remains of Libby's integrity and describes his longtime aide as "one of the most honest men I know."

Makes sure you write down what Cheney said on Vulture Network.

In the circles in which Cheney has traveled throughout his career, Libby might come off as a paragon of virtue and veracity. That ought not much trouble prosecutors, however. The vice president is his own man, and he plays by his own set of rules. Just as Cheney has never felt constrained by any Constitutional definition of duty to the republic, nor has he ever provided even the slightest indication that he is familiar with the textbook definition of "honesty" – let alone with the notion that an official ought to value that quality in those with whom he chooses to associate.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I would think that Fitz would prefer the pink edibles, that way if he got the munchies he could just swipe them out of his briefcase. They could keep his teddy bear company."

Bhaaaaaaaaah!!! Pink edibles and his teddy bear in his briefcase.. Cracked me up! I want evidence!

;-)

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who do you find more attractive, Judy Miller or Jeff Gannon?"

I would have to answer, neither.

They are both disgusting in looks and in attitude.

WOOF!!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who do you find more attractive, Judy Miller or Jeff Gannon?"

Well, neither. They both sleep with their sources.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 7:55

Hee Hee so true, they are both sluts!

8:09 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Now you're talking Fitz. I am most definately disqualified SPB from this jury pool hehe

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely disqualify SPB too.. I most certainly would be dismissed by the defense side since they will be looking for jurors that watch and depend on Fox News 24/7! LOL!

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Final posting:

This was an interesting quote in an article on Truthout.org about Scooter trial:

During one preliminary hearing, Walton said that the murder trial of OJ Simpson in 1995 that lasted eight months could have been finished in a mere three weeks.

And looks Walton really wants control of his court. Judge Ito, judge for the Simpson trial really had his court out of control. I do believe that Libby's trial will not be long.

Have a good evening folks! Best of luck Fitz tomorrow. Tomorrow is the big day! Biloxi man out!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't make any panty remarks on this particular blog fitz. mine were only relevant to jury selection

8:41 PM  
Anonymous t said...

SPB, we can only qualify to cheer on the pros from the sidelines LOL

From Wayne Madsen Can anyone verfiy this? Fitz this person described contacted people on your blog

Beware the Rove "Stalkers" and dirty tricksters.

"The Stalker" also infiltrated the post-2004 election coalition that attempted to highlight the vote fraud that took place in Ohio. More recently, the "Stalker" attempted to disrupt the congressional campaign of Democratic House candidate Clint Curtis, who was a key witness to vote fraud by the GOP in 2000 and 2004 and who is claiming similar vote fraud in his 2006 race against GOP Representative Tom Feeney. The "Stalker" claimed that mysterious FBI and other agents were pursuing him.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

My answer to the posted questions
1. other
2. Cheney is a sick evil man
3. Yes we were mislead and that's
putting it nicely.
4. Yes and Foley is the worse.
5. We can't win
6. Orland Bloom the two you posted
are both ugly.

That's it I could never be a in this case. The defense should do the best they can because the pickings will be small. They might look for a hung jury.
The prosecution has a better pick but be carefully for the one sell out.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I would have to answer yes to all those questions too! I guess I would be disqualified! hehe

That's all folks..for now..

bbl..

:)

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defense attorneys are even more pointed in their proposed questions. Among those on their list:


“Have you been following any of the recent political scandals involving Jack Abramoff, William Jefferson, Tom DeLay, Cynthia McKinney or Mark Foley?”

"Based on what you know at this time, do you believe that the administration misled the American people to justify going to war?"



I'll restrain myself from commenting .....



:(




Almost.

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8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Poll on AOL regarding the Libby case.

How important is this trial?

Very 59%
Not at all 29%
Somewhat 12%
Total votes 6,405

Do you think there was a cover-up in this case?

Yes 72%
No 22%
I'm not sure 6%
Total votes 6,799

Can hardly wait for tommorrow!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

"Who do you find more attractive, Judy Miller or Jeff Gannon?"

Sheeeesh Fitzie, you ask the hard questions...and they both have the same (oldest) profession...LOL

9:09 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Heidi Fleiss should be chief of staff of the White House...she certainly understands the clientele there better than anyone.

I would be thrown off that jury panel in two minutes, answering any of those questions!!! Ambien and I are such good friends...

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't see a new poll on aol

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Charm

by Samuel Lover
Novelist, poet, musician and artist
born in Dublin, Ireland 1797, died in 1868

They say there's a secret charm which lies
In some wild floweret's bell,
That grows in a vale where the west wind sighs,
And where secrets best may dwell;
And they who can find the fairy flower,
A treasure possess that might grace a throne;
For, oh! they can rule with the softest power
The heart they would make their own.

The Indian has toil'd in the dusky mine,
For the gold that has made him a slave;
Or, plucking the pearl from the sea-god's shrine,
Has tempted the wrath of the wave;
But ne'er has he sought, with a love like mine,
The flower that holds the heart in thrall;
Oh! rather I'd win that charm divine,
Than their gold and their pearl and all.

I've sought it by day, from morn till eve
I've won it - in dreams at night;
And then how I grieve my couch to leave,
And sigh at the morning's light;
Yet sometimes I think in a hopeful hour,
The blissful moment I yet may see
To win the fair flower from the fairy's bower
And give it, love - to thee.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

biloxi says "

Maybe I should have answered LOL on all of those questions...

Fitz told us in a past thread, last year, that the jury selection has a majority minority pool.

I will play both sides:

For the defense: I would go for a caucacian male over 40 years old and never did military. I would pick a white non-college student who works at McDonalds. This is to look for a hung jury.

For prosecution: I would pick educated pool of jurors from all races. But, I would lean towards women of all races with children or grandchildren.
"

Biloxi , i was staying with the basic question

so these jurors must listen to libby company on iran , iraq , etc......

the courtroom turned into a foriegn policy debate ?

and how this is so much more important than one agent

that's what you will hear

listen thru the confusion

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

biloxi says "

Maybe I should have answered LOL on all of those questions...

Fitz told us in a past thread, last year, that the jury selection has a majority minority pool.

I will play both sides:

For the defense: I would go for a caucacian male over 40 years old and never did military. I would pick a white non-college student who works at McDonalds. This is to look for a hung jury.

For prosecution: I would pick educated pool of jurors from all races. But, I would lean towards women of all races with children or grandchildren.
"

Biloxi , i was staying with the basic question

so these jurors must listen to libby company on iran , iraq , etc......

the courtroom turned into a foriegn policy debate ?

and how this is so much more important than one agent

that's what you will hear

listen thru the confusion

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief,
99 checking in and where is 86?

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Fitz' evil twin Chuck said...

"Biloxi , i was staying with the basic question

so these jurors must listen to libby company on iran , iraq , etc......

the courtroom turned into a foriegn policy debate ?

and how this is so much more important than one agent

that's what you will hear

listen thru the confusion"


I can see the 12 jurors at the watercooler discussing who they know in Iraq and Iran and then they have a foreign policy debate. It will be nothing but an interesting history on the world of as WH chief of staff and foreign policies. What a waste of time for Libby bringing this case to trial. Libby should have plea bargained with the rugby man. Take a small box of popcorn, Fitz, in your briefcase.

10:42 PM  
Blogger jan said...

"and how this is so much more important than one agent"

It's about more than one agent though. The outing of that "one agent" outed a host of agents, business covers and long standing links to sources of vital information, from what I understand.... But that's wrong too, isn't it? It's about "the lie" not the "one agent".

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rove says the FBI is stalking him .

HA !

They might be.

Or he's just imaging things.

I'll go knock on his door sometime.

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scene: All 12 jurors are at the watercooler from a 15 minute break of the Libby trial.

Juror 8: Francis, so how is your son doing in Iraq?

Juror 5: Shawna, he is doing great. In fact, I sent him a care package last week.

Juror 6 and 7: So, do you think Libby is guilty as sin.

Both Juror 5 and 8: Hell, yeah! He is guilty as sin. I hope the Judge will hurry it up 'cause I'm missing General Hospital.

Juror 5: So, where were we? Girl, I'm dying to tell you my recipe of sweet potato pie. And did you notice a teddy bear in the prosecutor's briefcase? What was that teddy bear for Libby?

Both Juror 5, 6, 7, and 8: (Laugh hysterically)

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you get some good sleep tonight, Mr. Fitzgerald.

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10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

patrick j fitzgerald said...

"Let's Get This Party Started..!"




Sounds good to me!!!! :D


(But sleep first .....)

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10:58 PM  
Anonymous swami said...

swami wants to know your best guess at how many hours it will take to impanel the jury??? the winner gets biloxi on their answering machine rotfl his ao.

11:08 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Go get'em, Fitz. Sleep well :)

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat,
You're the best and they know it. They're scared sh@tless!

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sleep well patrick

11:44 PM  
Anonymous t said...

From the Financial Times :

The six-week trial will be an unwelcome spectacle for the administration, not least for Mr Cheney, who will be questioned about his role in directing efforts to rebut Mr Wilson. On Fox News this weekend, he defended Mr Libby as “one of the more honest men I know”.

Most damaging for the administration could be how far the trial reinforces a sense of dysfunction that permeated its Iraq policy, that was evident in the turf wars between the vice-president’s office and the state department, and bitter personality clashes. Mr Libby’s lawyers have already suggested that a state department official who will testify “may have had a motive to misrepresent the facts”.

There are risks for Mr Fitzgerald’s reputation, too. Conservative defenders of Mr Libby expect the trial to expose him as a prosecutor driven by “troubling zeal”. Mr Fitzgerald is used to such jabs. In 2005, when he issued the indictment, he countered: “One day I read that I was a Republican hack, another day I read I was a Democratic hack, and the only thing I did between those two nights was sleep.”
----
Yes that's right call him Mr when corporate owned media criticizes him for U.S. v. Libby...and we know which side is worried about their case! Good night JB's

11:52 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Swami, I guess 22 hours.

11:55 PM  
Anonymous northernbelle said...

Mista Fitzgerald

ya know when I call ya Mr

they'll be no criticisms to follow

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swami,
My guess is 19.5 hours but I'll keep my VM with my voice. ;0)

12:04 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

t,
Good night.
Fitz, I'm praying for you and the others on the prosecution. God bless.

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Gawd howdy to all and everybody and the best toya in the moment, which will be history when you see this. I was here and you were gone...Now I'm here and you're gone...WT*

Cheers Fitz...Givem all the justice they need...

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz........

12:14 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Well from what I've been reading, any time an oil rich country decides to change the currency from US dollars to Euros, they're in trouble. Iran is thinking of this as the Bush/Cheney team is preparing the US for yet another attack---ie..war...Venezuela is meeting with Iran regarding this so Venezuela also better be on guard...but then the spk folk have been down there for awhile..

It is rather Orwellian, isn't it?

12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @10:46:

I love it! Get him out of bed too....say like...3:00AM! Kodak moment I'm sure! LOLMAO

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Geezer:

I hear those boots...Justice is coming.. :D

Did your snow melt up there yet?
The whole area here is freezing & main water pipes all over the valley are bursting.. what a mess!

Nope...no Global Warming problems here..

12:28 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

There's always entertainment here,

"blast from the past said...
"When it says Libby Libby Libby on the label label label you will like it on your table table table"...

Now that was awesome, along with CC's Heidi Fleiss comment, and the dude thinking he had a shot at getting the case against Libby dropped by posting here, which I think was the funniest.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bluewild!

Good to see you on this blog again! :)


S-Q outta here!

Goodnight everyone!

Goodnight Fitz..sleep well.. no late night boogey man stories! hehe

12:34 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, everybody. The pipes are freezing here in Southern California, too. The high today was around 50.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they put this TRIAL on CNN like they did the OJ Trial which caused more racial hatred and division than anything since the Civil War?

Why not put the LIBBY TRIAL on CNN? Oh, Come on: WHY NOT?????

Why did CNN put the OJ TRIAL on CNN for MONTHS and they won't air the Libby Trial???????

AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW!!

We'd still be hashing Chandra Levy's death if we hadn't been bombed: CNN.... you bunch of corporate dirt bags.

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they put this TRIAL on CNN like they did the OJ Trial which caused more racial hatred and division than anything since the Civil War?

Why not put the LIBBY TRIAL on CNN? Oh, Come on: WHY NOT?????

Why did CNN put the OJ TRIAL on CNN for MONTHS and they won't air the Libby Trial???????

AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW!!

We'd still be hashing Chandra Levy's death if we hadn't been bombed: CNN.... you bunch of corporate dirt bags.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they put this TRIAL on CNN like they did the OJ Trial which caused more racial hatred and division than anything since the Civil War?

Why not put the LIBBY TRIAL on CNN? Oh, Come on: WHY NOT?????

Why did CNN put the OJ TRIAL on CNN for MONTHS and they won't air the Libby Trial???????

AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW!!

We'd still be hashing Chandra Levy's death if we hadn't been bombed: CNN.... you bunch of corporate dirt bags.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they put this TRIAL on CNN like they did the OJ Trial which caused more racial hatred and division than anything since the Civil War?

Why not put the LIBBY TRIAL on CNN? Oh, Come on: WHY NOT?????

Why did CNN put the OJ TRIAL on CNN for MONTHS and they won't air the Libby Trial???????

AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW!!

We'd still be hashing Chandra Levy's death if we hadn't been bombed: CNN.... you bunch of corporate dirt bags.

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(oops error message?)

Tess's children might not have been taken away 9/11 in Mercer County, Kentucky if her Lakota Sioux attorney could have been in court. But since the planes were grounded that day... seemingly conveniently, WHAT ELSE WAS PLANNED for 9/11 around the country?

CNN TELL US....

AMERICANS: want to know.

1:36 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Top o' the mornin' all.....

I still think it will be difficult to seat 12 people in the DC area that are unaware of the lies of this administration. There are only about 12 left in the whole country!

7:58 AM  
Anonymous e said...

lots of strength to you and your team..

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T,

Wayne Madsden's "Stalker" is Jeff Fisher of course and Rancourt and all. They're under investigation now and this is why we don't see either here now.

January 11, 2007 -- Rove dirty tricksters operating on Capitol Hill and within the Washington press corps.

waynemadsenreport.com

9:04 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Good Morning Fitzie and Justice Bloggers!!!

It's hard to believe this day has finally come...

JBs there is a good thread this morning on FDL outlining some sources that will be covering & discussing the trial.

Link

Dear Fitzie:
A Checklist for Court:

1) Wipe off all KK crumbs from your face & tie before entering the courtroom
2) Stand straight and look the jurors in the eyes
3) Be yourself. You know how to relate to the everyday person, and that's what the jurors will respond to -- its a winning style
4) Don't worry about the opposition, you have the angels on your side.
5) And as our beloved Jackie always says, Smile! Use that beautiful smile of yours.
6) Know that the Justice Bloggers are with you in spirit!!!
7) Go get 'em, Fitzie!!! And God Bless You

9:31 AM  
Anonymous 6 miles said...

well, a snarky question would be one of ..

*** Do you believe that Scooter Libby will be able to remember he was in court for this trial, yes or no?****

*** Would you dis-remember key information if you were told to engage an act of vengence against the very person whom you were to "dis-remember"?***

Nail the kindergartners for their embarassing supercilious behavior -- no holes barred.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous rocky mountain babe said...

Calamity everybody in California are such wusses. They complain when the temperature gets below 70.

Try living in the Rockies or anywhere else in the country where it is 20 below zero and still complain.

Sheesh....

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 10:18 PM

If you have AOL as the server it would be on the opening screen.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger Rancourt is under investigation?

LOL!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning JB's and Friends,

Good post Q! And thanks CJ:-) anon, isn't that something about the Rover inspired stalking? Let's sue Rover for this heehee

swami, what an offer! I'll go with 21 hours...

From today's LA Times:

But mainly, Libby is betting on what one lawyer calls his "busy man defense." Walton has said that Libby plans to use "a dizzying panoply" of information to make the point, including CIA-scrubbed summaries of classified information.
snip---
They said they could not recall another case where it had been tried in court, although it has been tried in the court of public opinion. In the 1980s, President Reagan denied trading weapons for hostages in the Iran-Contra affair, but later recanted when confronted with evidence that he did, citing a memory lapse.

Some experts said Libby runs the risk of appearing to believe he's above the law.

"A D.C. jury is quite likely to have its share of people with lower-level government jobs who don't take kindly to self-important claims that the press of business makes it unnecessary to focus on precisely what one says to government investigators and in the grand jury," said Daniel Richman, a former federal prosecutor who teaches criminal law at Fordham Law School---------

No wonder Libby had to work for dubya-what else could he do?

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The minute he walks in he's going to suck the oxygen out of that courtroom," a law professor at George Washington University, Jonathan Turley, said. "His testimony is very likely to be key. He has the ability to rescue his friend and subordinate."

He may need all the oxygen he can swallow ! Bets ? Will he show or only on video tape ?

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"swami wants to know your best guess at how many hours it will take to impanel the jury??? the winner gets biloxi on their answering machine rotfl his ao."

LOL! Yeah, right....

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @12:03:

I'm guessing Darth will only show on videotape..remember he had 5 DEFERMENTS...Chickenhawk!! LOL

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S.

Darth must be scared to death of Fitz in person! LOLMAO

1:52 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi guys I'm running a little late today.
As a member of the DOJ Flygirls I always have Fitz's back. Yes I do worry about how the press treats him but never about his ability to win this case. I read a little about the jury pool and that's might be a problem for the defense. Let's face not many minorities like the racist remarks coming from the White House. Tony Snow might now regret that Tar Baby comment. I saw Libby interning the court not looking good. The list of witnesses is interesting. I know each day I'll get the bottom line from SPB he's good at that.
Yes all smile like my little angel and have a great day.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agent 86,
We have a very special assignment now.

7:58 PM  

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