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Percy
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Message 154 of 258 (888620)
09-24-2021 9:57 AM
Reply to: Message 151 by marc9000
09-23-2021 8:20 PM


Re: Poll numbers
See Biden Administration a Disappointment So Far posted a month ago.

--Percy


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Message 155 of 258 (888621)
09-24-2021 10:31 AM
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09-23-2021 8:32 PM


marc9000 writes:

Since the beginning of the Biden presidency, there have been very few mainstream media reports of the increasing problems at the Mexican border.

This is untrue. Here are links to just a few of the recent articles:


Now, while abbreviating it as much as possible, they can no longer completely cover up what's been going on there.

If they're covering up what's going on there, how do you explain all those articles, and how did I find out about treatment of Haitians at the border and send a note of protest to the Biden/Harris White House a few days ago. And it wasn't the first one. My consistent message over the past few months has been, "This is not what I signed up for when I voted for you."

I was particularly shocked to hear him say in an interview (paraphrasing, but this is pretty close), "I owe the Afghans who helped us zero."

So many Americans who only get their news from the half hour mainstream media evening reports, have been blissfully ignorant of what's been going on.

I very much doubt that. I don't watch TV news, but they are undoubtedly covering the same stories as the "print" press, which is where I get my news.

Now they're getting slammed with that information all at once. Is that good for a society, to have news withheld, to have ignorance build, then get hit with it all at once?

A better question is why you make things up?

Hunter Biden could ROB A BANK, and the news media would never report it. If he were to...oh I don't know, kill somebody, would all his corrupt foreign deals during dad's vice presidency, his drug use, his sexual relations with his niece, etc etc etc, all hit the general public all at once? Would that be good for society?

Except for a warped cadre of Republicans, no one thinks Hunter Biden is at all relevant to national politics. By the way, he dated his brother's widow, Hallie Biden, not her daughter/his niece, Natalie Biden.

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : Fix links.

Edited by Percy, : Typo, fix more links.


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Message 157 of 258 (888627)
09-24-2021 5:02 PM
Reply to: Message 156 by Tanypteryx
09-24-2021 1:25 PM


Re: Arizona Election Audit Shows Biden Won by EVEN MORE VOTES
quote:
A month-long hand count of the 2.1m ballots cast in Maricopa county...

That must be a typo. The recount was months-long, not month long. It began in April.

I'm probably stating the obvious, but the purpose of the recount wasn't to find election problems. It was to give the appearance of legitimacy to the question of whether the 2020 election was rigged. Obviously it wasn't since Trump lost by even more in the recount, but by keeping the issue in the news it provided unscrupulous politicians numerous opportunities to go before television cameras and cast aspersions at both the process and the hard working people who administer it.

Anyone who wants to read the CyberNinjas draft report can find it here: Maricopa County Forensic Audit. This isn't the final version and is subject to revision.

AbE: I've just discovered the above link doesn't work, probably because the Washington Post requires that you access the document from their website and not some other website. I've placed a copy at EvC Forum and have fixed the link.

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : AbE.


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Message 164 of 258 (888634)
09-25-2021 10:49 AM
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09-24-2021 5:02 PM


Re: Arizona Election Audit Shows Biden Won by EVEN MORE VOTES
The final Cyber Ninjas report is in: Maricopa County Forensic Election Audit

--Percy


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Message 168 of 258 (888639)
09-25-2021 12:04 PM
Reply to: Message 161 by marc9000
09-25-2021 10:21 AM


marc9000 writes:

1. Was Hunter Biden on any ballot in the USA during the last few elections?

No, but during his dad's 8 year vice presidency, he flew on air force 2 with his dad hundreds of times to foreign countries,...

In Biden's 8 years as vice president he flew on Air Force 2 hundreds of times to foreign countries? At least every 10 days? And for your numbers to make sense on most of those occasions he took Hunter with him? Wow! Congratulations on finding this information, which was where?

...with secret service protection.

Of course Hunter would have been the beneficitiary of Secret Service protection whenever he was with his father, but are you saying he had it even when he wasn't with his father? Where did you find this out? Wouldn't someone involved in nefarious activity want to avoid the inevitable attention of traveling with the second most powerful man in the world and being surrounded by a Secret Service detail?

He influenced access to "the big guy", for his own personal gain.

If Hunter controlled access to his father to his personal benefit then that is wrong. And you found this information where?

2. Is Hunter Biden planning on running in any election in the future?

Of course not. What he does is dependent on being out of the spotlight. The mainstream media co-operates.

And given that Hunter Biden doesn't hold political office and isn't running for political office, why should he be in the media spotlight?

3. Has anyone in the US recently officially voted for Hunter Biden?

No, but as the following links show, he could very well have [have had] more influence in U.S. politics than many who have been officially voted for.

Can you provide examples of this influence, something more than unverifiable tales circulating in the right-wing echo chamber?

4. Is Hunter Biden in any current White House cabinet position?

No. He wasn't when his dad was vice president, and he's not now. It's taken years for his political activity to surface at a few obscure news sources now,...

There's usually a good reason that obscure news sources are obscure. Oh, wait, I bet they're letting you in on secret information that only they are privy to from their offices in East Outer Oshkosh.

...who knows what he's up to at the present.

From Wikipeida:

quote:
Biden currently works as a full-time artist. In February 2020, The New York Times reported that Biden, with no formal art training, had been painting as an "undiscovered artist" in his Hollywood Hills home. The report also displayed some of his paintings including "Untitled #4 (a study in ink)" and "Untitled #3 (a signed work)". Biden's art dealer, Georges Bergès, plans to host a private viewing for Biden in Los Angeles in Fall 2021, followed by an exhibition in New York.

He gets less attention from the mainstream media and their allies in Hollywood now than little Baron Trump did when Trump was president.

He doesn't seem to be doing anything that merits any attention at all.

5. Does Hunter Biden currently serve as a paid Special Advisor to the current President?

Not that's being reported.

So you prefer innuendo to facts. "Does Hunter Biden beat his wife?" "Not that's being reported."

The fact is that there's nothing on Hunter Biden at this time other than a Justice Department investigation into his business dealings with China and his taxes. Investigators should follow the evidence where it leads, and if they find anything then they should pursue all legal remedies.

But there's no reason for anyone to care much about Hunter Biden, except for those hoping to find embarrassing connections to President Biden.

But the chances seem better that he's paid from foreign interests.

You do love to drop baseless innuendo.

It's true that 2 of those links are from CNN, a branch of the mainstream media. But that's news that people have to look for, to seek out, and that's not how a huge percentage of Americans get their news.

According to similarweb, CNN is the top news website in the US that isn't an aggregator. It's hard to get a useful ranking of TV news programs because Tucker Carlson is top rated, and that's not a news program but political entertainment. I was trying to find how Fox News Primetime measures up against the other networks news programs but wasn't able to find that information in just a couple searches and had to give up due to lack of time.

ABC World News Tonight claims it is not only the most watched news show, it's the most watched of ALL television shows, and that's probably true. It's a 'passive' news source, it often comes on right after local news, when people are checking on local events and weather, and left on in the background, and on television sets at Wal-Marts, airports etc. That's where so much 'lying by omission' goes on.

Yes, Marc, we know, you hate ABC World News Tonight so much you watch it all the time so that you can come here and complain about it in detail. TV news doesn't appeal to me personally and I don't watch it, except for one or two of the Sunday news programs every week. I particularly like Chris Christie on ABC This Week's discussion panel.

--Percy


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Message 169 of 258 (888641)
09-25-2021 12:28 PM
Reply to: Message 165 by jar
09-25-2021 10:54 AM


Re: Arizona Election Audit Shows Biden Won by EVEN MORE VOTES
jar writes:

Now all the other counties should be audited.

The Cyber Ninja report identified moving from one jurisdiction to another as the most critical problem affecting 23,344 ballots in Maricopa county. But USPS keeps a database of change-of-address forms, and it seems like this would catch most of this. Disinterest in being dishonest would catch most of the rest. Being prosecuted for election fraud is another discouragement. So I think in reality this is a minor issue. Does anyone know more about it?

--Percy


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Message 174 of 258 (888663)
09-26-2021 11:58 AM
Reply to: Message 162 by marc9000
09-25-2021 10:33 AM


Re: Poll numbers
marc9000 writes:

Yes I saw that, it's a good start. But I suspect you're not yet ready to agree with at least some of that 20% that Trump would have been the better choice.

You cited the Washington Examiner citing a Zogby poll. Back when every other poll had Trump's approval rating in the low 40's, Zogby had him above 50%. That poll has a well established reputation for inaccuracy in a conservative direction.

I don't see why anyone would think Trump a better choice given that he's still eroding our Democratic institutions by continuing to claim the election was rigged, most recently by lying about the content of the Cyber Ninja's report of their Maricopa County Forensic Election Audit.

Trump doesn't initiate lawsuits and investigations to get to the truth. He doesn't care about truth, just his skill at lying.

I have no doubt that if Trump had been re-elected, by now he would have also done a pull-out in Afghanistan, and it would have been a comparable mess. There have been articles of impeachment drawn up against Biden by a few Republicans, but they'll fizzle out, they get no mainstream media attention. Of course Trump would have had yet another impeachment frenzy against him, and he probably would have been removed from office by now. See how much fun you missed?

This is just fantasy. There's nothing about Afghanistan that's impeachable.

There is one major difference in how Trump would have done a pull out however, HE WOULD NOT HAVE GIVEN THE TALIBAN $83 BILLION IN MILITARY HARDWARE. No action in any Trump administration would have put the U.S. in this much additional danger.

I don't know that Trump would have handled the withdrawal much better than Biden. He's very impulsive. Trump withdrew suddenly from fighting ISIS leaving the Kurds and other allies in the lurch in exactly the same way that Biden left Afghanistan leaving those who helped us in the lurch. Trump's a screw up and so would likely have screwed up the Afghanistan withdrawal. He wouldn't really care how bad it was since he knows he'd just lie and say what a fantastic job he did in Afghanistan, that even those living in hiding or who've had their hands cut off are thanking him.

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 175 of 258 (888664)
09-26-2021 1:04 PM
Reply to: Message 166 by marc9000
09-25-2021 10:59 AM


marc9000 writes:

If they're covering up what's going on there, how do you explain all those articles, and how did I find out about treatment of Haitians at the border and send a note of protest to the Biden/Harris White House a few days ago. And it wasn't the first one. My consistent message over the past few months has been, "This is not what I signed up for when I voted for you."

You found them because you LOOKED for them.

Of course I did a search for them. You've forgotten what you claimed. You said "there have been very few mainstream media reports of the increasing problems of the Mexican border." I had no trouble finding plenty of them. Clearly you were wrong.

In addition, I knew about the problems at our southern border for another reason that proves you wrong: they made headlines. What on Earth happened to your brain to make you think the media wasn't reporting it.

A huge percentage of the public doesn't look for news, they get it from the background, passive sources like the half hour evening news shows.

But you can't claim the mainstream media isn't covering news about our southern border just because half hour TV news programs are giving it insufficient attention, which we don't know is true since we only have your word for it. Your claims are usually less than trustworthy.

I don't know why you waste your time watching TV news if you don't like it so much. I don't like it, either. I get my news from websites where the information is much denser and can be found and absorbed much faster. The ones I read in approximate order of how often:


(The Wall Street Journal would be on the list were it not behind a paywall)

Except for a warped cadre of Republicans, no one thinks Hunter Biden is at all relevant to national politics.

We'll see how those investigations go. They'll be mostly covered up by your sources however.

Yeah, right, just like all the other recent news about the administration was covered up. You can't refer to anything that can be looked up with a simple Google search as "covered up."

Hunter Biden with Topless 14-Year-Old Girl in Photos?

Possibly not true. But if Donald Trump Jr was in a similar situation, it would get at least 10 minutes on ABC World News Tonight.

If you really believe ABC World News Tonight is so terrible at vetting information, why do you watch it?

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : No reason given.


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Message 176 of 258 (888666)
09-26-2021 1:32 PM
Reply to: Message 167 by marc9000
09-25-2021 11:25 AM


Re: Arizona Election Audit Shows Biden Won by EVEN MORE VOTES
marc9000 writes:

ABC World News Tonight certainly, gleefully reported that, including how much taxpayer money the recount cost.

The Mueller investigation was an actual investigation. It took 2 years and cost around $12 million. The partisan Maricopa recount was just a recount. They usually take a few days at most, but this one took nearly six months and in addition to the cost of the recount itself will likely cost Arizonans a great deal more because Cyber Ninja procedures made such a mess of things and opened numerous security holes: Arizona could face a more than $9 million clean up bill after a partisan election audit

It was actually a small fraction of what the Mueller investigation cost of the Trump/Russian collusion hoax, in both time and money.

The eventually total cost of the Maricopa recount, a mere recount, could eventually exceed $10 million. The only hoax in the Russia investigation was William Barr's misrepresentation of the content of the Mueller report.

But those reports were done differently by ABC.

No doubt, because one was based on fact and the other on fiction.

Last November, two or three days after the election, Trump went on television to make "an announcement". ABC, CBS, and NBC were all right there, expecting a concession. I was watching ABC. After only a minute or two, it was clear that it wasn't a concession, it was just a few more details of recounts, challenges, etc. ABC immediately cut it off, and Muir and Karl did a little commentary and moved on to other things. I later learned that NBC and CBS cut it off at exactly the same time that ABC did. News reporters, both local and national, always have little invisible earbud things where producers tell them when breaking news happens, or when a hard break is coming up. That cut-off of Trump's speech made it clear that they all get their marching orders from ONE source, the Democrat party. "IT'S NOT A CONCESSION, IT'S NOT A CONCESSION, CUT HIM OFF NOW, CUT HIM OFF NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I can believe that coverage of what they were led to believe would be a concession was cut short when it turned out to be Trump repeating his baseless claims of election rigging. About "invisible earbuds," I don't need any convincing that on-air reporters have earbuds because they're very frequently very visible - I've seen them uncountable numbers of times.

By the way, I couldn't find anything like your quote in news stories about a non-concession speech, but I did find one about NewsMax cutting someone off: ‘Cut Him Off, Cut Him Off Now!’ Newsmax Anchor Ends Interview When Guest Criticizes Donald Trump

--Percy


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Message 178 of 258 (888668)
09-26-2021 2:37 PM
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09-25-2021 1:26 PM


marc9000 writes:

In Biden's 8 years as vice president he flew on Air Force 2 hundreds of times to foreign countries? At least every 10 days? And for your numbers to make sense on most of those occasions he took Hunter with him? Wow! Congratulations on finding this information, which was where?

Most of this information is in this vid. You'll find the reference to hundreds of trips shortly after the 3 minute mark.

How gullible are you, Marc? The lady says Hunter Biden traveled with his father on Air Force 2 four hundred times. That's one trip every week. It's hard to believe Joe Biden traveled 400 times in 8 years. Maybe he did, but I could find no confirmation of that.

Do you actually believe that Hunter Biden traveled with him 400 times? Given Fox News' reputation for peddling propaganda, don't you think just a smidge of skepticism is called for? If not then how many trips would start making you skeptical? After all, Joe must have made more trips without Hunter than with him, so if the Fox News person's information is accurate then Joe must have made at least 800 trips or two a week. Is this at least beginning to sound absurd to you?

Of course Hunter would have been the beneficitiary of Secret Service protection whenever he was with his father, but are you saying he had it even when he wasn't with his father?

No I'm not saying that. He probably just had it at during he and his father's most corrupt moments, but I don't know the details of how SS protection works for vice president's children.

During any vice-president's term in office it would have been impossible for anyone with him to not be within the sphere of Secret Service protection, so you haven't said anything that isn't true of all vice presidents. You certainly have no evidence of "corrupt moments." You appear to view your messages as opportunities to just make stuff up.

quote:
JOE Biden is "the big guy" in for a 10 percent cut in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm discussed in his son Hunter's leaked emails, according to a person involved in the talks.

Joe 'named in Hunter email as "Big Guy" who'd get cut in deal with Chinese firm'

Your source is a British tabloid. Is there any source so dubious or claims so outlandish you won't accept it?

And given that Hunter Biden doesn't hold political office and isn't running for political office, why should he be in the media spotlight?

Because, as is described in the above video, he's been proven to be a dope-head, a drunk, and the strong possibility of him not being in full control of his senses as he's on these political overseas trips could result in dangerous leaks of classified information.

You still have no evidence Hunter Biden traveled on numerous "political overseas trips" on Air Force 2, let alone that any classified information was leaked. Why would Hunter Biden be privy to any classified information?

Can you provide examples of this influence, something more than unverifiable tales circulating in the right-wing echo chamber?

You'll immediately dismiss anything I provide as unverifiable tales,...

That's kind of a tautology. When you spread tales that are unsupported and unverifiable, people are likely to dismiss them as unsupported and unverified.

...since you want them to be verified by the Democrat owned news media.

You haven't provided verification from any media at all.

There are many Fox Business clips on youtube like the one above, not all of them feature news editors like that one. Some feature congressmen, senators, and other commentators who make it their business to find out what the truth actually is.

That clip you provided above from Fox Business had a woman saying that Hunter Biden had flown with the vice president 400 times, frankly just not even close to credible, and I've seen clips from Fox numerous times where they lie or are misleading. Are they still saying the election was rigged? Remember when they were telling everyone not to wear masks, and then in a one day turn-around suddenly they were saying the opposite?

Biden currently works as a full-time artist. In February 2020, The New York Times reported that Biden, with no formal art training, had been painting as an "undiscovered artist" in his Hollywood Hills home. The report also displayed some of his paintings including "Untitled #4 (a study in ink)" and "Untitled #3 (a signed work)". Biden's art dealer, Georges Bergès, plans to host a private viewing for Biden in Los Angeles in Fall 2021, followed by an exhibition in New York.

Who makes more, an artist, or someone who makes multi million dollar deals with foreign countries? Ya think there's a possibility he might have a side job or two, now that dad is president, and not just vice president?

Do you have anything besides innuendo?

The fact is that there's nothing on Hunter Biden at this time other than a Justice Department investigation into his business dealings with China and his taxes. Investigators should follow the evidence where it leads, and if they find anything then they should pursue all legal remedies.

And the half our evening newscasts won't say a word.

Bet me money that TV news won't mention an indictment of Hunter Biden.

But there's no reason for anyone to care much about Hunter Biden, except for those hoping to find embarrassing connections to President Biden.

Not embarrassing ones, dangerous ones.

There you go with the innuendo again. You just like to make up aspersions.

According to similarweb, CNN is the top news website in the US that isn't an aggregator.

An "aggregator", what in the world is that? Not what it seems apparently.

Google News is an aggregator. They collect and organize links to news articles. Yahoo! News is another aggregator.

Similarweb sure has that right, CNN sure doesn't gather materials from a variety of sources, only sources favorable to the Democrat party.

The page I referred you to doesn't say anything like that. This is just you making things up again.

It's hard to get a useful ranking of TV news programs because Tucker Carlson is top rated, and that's not a news program but political entertainment.

Carlson is no more political entertainment than most everything on CNN, or even the half hour evening "news" programs.

You actually believe you're getting factually accurate news when you watch Tucker Carlson?

Yes, Marc, we know, you hate ABC World News Tonight so much you watch it all the time so that you can come here and complain about it in detail.

I watch it to be informed, to compare it to other news sources, and to draw my own conclusions about what's actually going on.

That would be nice were it true, but the only thing we hear from you about ABC World News Tonight is complaints. You don't seem to draw upon any factual sources at all for your information.

--Percy


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Message 184 of 258 (888684)
09-27-2021 8:12 PM
Reply to: Message 181 by marc9000
09-27-2021 3:38 PM


You managed to get almost everything wrong across multiple messages. I'll supply just one more example of you making stuff up and then stop wasting my time:

marc9000 writes:

In addition, I knew about the problems at our southern border for another reason that proves you wrong: they made headlines. What on Earth happened to your brain to make you think the media wasn't reporting it.

Wasn't making headlines at ABC World News Tonight.

Except that events at the border *were* making headlines at ABC World News Tonight. This is yet another example of you getting your facts wrong. I picked an ABC World News Tonight episode at random, the one from one week ago tonight on 9/20/2021, and there it was, 3rd among the lead stories at the one minute mark.

I couldn't see a way to embed the video, but if you click on ABC World News Tonight, September 20, 2021, and go to the one minute mark you'll see David Muir beginning, "The alarming images from the Texas border tonight..." The graphic says, "Crisis at the Border."

I'm here for discussion, not to be your fact checker.

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : Typo.


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Message 189 of 258 (888702)
09-29-2021 7:58 AM


Who is Biden?
In testimony before Congress yesterday top generals said they advised both Trump and Biden that if the American troop presence in Afghanistan weren't maintained at around 2500 that the Afghan military and government would collapse, but back in August Biden said in an interview that no adviser had mentioned a 2500 troop level.

Who's wrong? Most likely Biden, probably hearing what he wanted to hear in those discussions. Even those of us without benefit of advice from top generals knew what would happen in Afghanistan if we withdrew our forces, as evidenced by my conversation with a friend shortly after the troop withdrawal announcement. My friend said that Afghanistan wouldn't survive a week once we left, and I disagreed only in that I thought it would take months, not a mere week. His estimate was much closer to reality.

What does this tell us about Joe Biden? That he knows what he wants to do and that it strongly slants how he interprets what others are telling him.

(Source: Top generals say they advised keeping troops in Afghanistan, contradicting Biden)

Then there's Biden's actions on the border, which reveal a more perplexing side. He says the right things but otherwise does very little. The only good thing one can say about his mistreatment of illegal immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers is that it's not quite as bad as under Trump. Is Biden avoiding a fight with Republicans? Has it had too much on his plate? Something else?

Then there's Biden's legislative agenda. He can't get his infrastructure bill across the finish line, even among progressives in his own party, and his insistence at tying funding the government to the bill is stimulating Republican intransigence and will likely result in a government shutdown. He seems to believe the Democrats have enough of a majority to force their agenda through, and we'll know in a day or two, but it looks doubtful.

Whatever the reasons, Biden's been in office long enough for us to know what kind of president he is and will be. He is who he is and like his predecessor is unlikely to change. He's an ineffective good guy, like Jimmy Carter.

--Percy


  
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Message 195 of 258 (888777)
10-05-2021 8:05 AM


Why did this take 9 months?

  
Percy
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Message 199 of 258 (888795)
10-06-2021 11:46 AM
Reply to: Message 197 by AZPaul3
10-05-2021 4:04 PM


Re: Mi AF1 es su AF1
AZPaul3 writes:

Can someone explain to me why anyone should care if Biden and son went on a plane trip?

As Marc has explained, the nearly weekly international trips Hunter Biden made with his father while vice-president (we know they happened, someone at Fox said so) were highly suspicious since they represented opportunities for them to engage in nefarious plotting. They met this way, even though highly suspicious as well as very visible, because for some reason it would have been even more suspicious had they met just in the normal course of seeing each other frequently because they're father and son.

That none of the nefarious plots have come to light only shows how successfully the mainstream media has covered them up.

--Percy


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Percy
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Posts: 20400
From: New Hampshire
Joined: 12-23-2000
Member Rating: 4.7


Message 202 of 258 (888802)
10-06-2021 6:05 PM


And why did this also take 9 months?

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