The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

Jaws, The Birds, The Shower and “The Interview”

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Roanoke Times, 12-18-2014, Pg 1, 7: Hackers “allegedly” linked to North Korea had threatened violence at cinemas showing The Interview.
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There was a time when theatergoers were intimidated by Jaws the Shark, The Birds attacking Tippi, and Janet Leigh’s Psycho Shower scene.
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Flash forward to our new Obama-safe environment in which some nasty computer hackers can intimidate Sony Pictures, Hollywood and hundreds of movie houses all over the US from showing the film The Interview.
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Are you safer now than you were 6 years ago? 
Apparently NOT!
Is Obama going to water-board these cyber-terrorists when he catches them or have someone put a bullet into their forehead or just blast them to bits with drone hell-fire missiles?
Or perhaps he’ll just declare The Wars have ended, we're at peace in our time, we’re now all safe, move along folks, nothing to see here.
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In addition to intimidating the US, the hackers had a field day with Sony internal Emails exposing personal-private conservations that show Liberal Hollywood purveyors of Political Correctness to be quite Politically Incorrect themselves.
However, they’ve all gathered into a circle and now claim that we-all should not be judgmental about the private conversations of others.
Really?
How did these Progressive-Liberals handle Palin’s hacked Emails?
How did they handle Paula Deens hacked testimony?
How do they handle any Republican or Conservative transgressions?
Apparently, the vultures that prey together – stick together!
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Obama’s North Korea Charm Offensive
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/obamas-north-korea-charm-offensive.html
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North Korean Appeasement Outcomes (Incoming!)
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/north-korean-appeasement-outcomes.html
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Boom! The Sound Of Appeasement Of North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/boom-sound-of-appeasement-of-north.html
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Obama: Embraces Cuba, Debases Israel

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Roanoke Times, 12-18-2014, pg 1, 4: US Cuba restores diplomatic relations
Pg 1, 4: Area residents rejoice at new Cuba policy
Pg 4:  World welcomes move:  GOP leaders balk
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Apparently, it’s not just GOPers who are questioning this very one-sided deal that props up a totalitarian, communist, terrorist, human rights abuser and safe-haven for killers of US police officers.
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Washington Post: Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-administration-extends-the-castro-regime-in-cuba-a-bailout-it-doesnt-deserve/2014/12/17/a25a15d4-860c-11e4-9534-f79a23c40e6c_story.html
IN RECENT months, the outlook for the Castro regime in Cuba was growing steadily darker. The modest reforms it adopted in recent years to improve abysmal economic conditions had stalled, due to the regime’s refusal to allow Cubans greater freedoms. Worse, the accelerating economic collapse of Venezuela meant that the huge subsidies that have kept the Castros afloat for the past decade were in peril. A growing number of Cubans were demanding basic human rights, such as freedom of speech and assembly.
On Wednesday, the Castros suddenly obtained a comprehensive bailout — from the Obama administration. President Obama granted the regime everything on its wish list that was within his power to grant; a full lifting of the trade embargo requires congressional action. Full diplomatic relations will be established, Cuba’s place on the list of terrorism sponsors reviewed and restrictions lifted on U.S. investment and most travel to Cuba. That liberalization will provide Havana with a fresh source of desperately needed hard currency and eliminate U.S. leverage for political reforms.
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Washington Times: Obama marches against America with his ‘valet’ complex
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/17/charles-hurt-obama-with-nothing-to-lose-embraces-c/#!
So this is what foreign policy by Beyonce looks like.
It’s been two years since the sultry and suave music power couple of Beyonce and Jay-Z were publicly humiliated across the globe after they realized it’s not “cool” to visit countries like Cuba run by totalitarian regimes that sponsor terrorism, steal private property, jail people for no reason and freely make critics disappear without a trace.
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NJ Police Seek Return Of Joanne Chesimard, Fugitive Cop Killer In Cuba
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/18/nj-police-seek-return-of-joanne-chesimard-fugitive-cop-killer-in-cuba/
Joanne Chesimard was convicted of murdering (execution style) Trooper Werner Foerster during a gunfight after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. Trooper James Harper was also seriously injured in the shooting.
Chesimard, whom the FBI has described as a member of the Black Liberation Army, was sentenced to life in prison.
But she escaped in 1979 and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur.
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Cuba also granted asylum to three black militants who hijacked an airplane from Albuquerque while being sought for the 1972 murder of New Mexico State Trooper Robert Rosenbloom during a traffic stop.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/18/what-s-next-for-the-cop-killers-hiding-in-havana.html#
Charlie Hill continues to live in Cuba. Hill told a Washington Post reporter in 1999 that he had no regrets about killing Rosenbloom, who had a wife and two young daughters.
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Apparently, Obama never thought to ask for Chesimard or Hill to be returned to face justice for cop-killing.
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Name just one concession or commitment Obama got from Castro in exchange for propping up one of the most corrupt and repressive regimes on earth?
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While Obama is embracing the Castro’s he’s busy bashing the Israelis’’ and throwing them under the Hamas-Fatah bus.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/11/obama-war-on-terror-over-only-18000.html
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This is our leader with just more hope and change we can believe in!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

TeaParty Cruz Not Ready For Prime Time

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Republicans blame Ted Cruz (R-TX) for string of year-end Obama confirmations
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/national-politics/20141215-republicans-blame-ted-cruz-for-string-of-year-end-obama-confirmations.ece
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In an effort to demonstrate his relevance and US Senate TeaParty Leadership, Cruz made a foolish procedural move that allowed Harry Reid (the beneficiary of the Sharon Angle TeaPary debacle) to move forward on 12 Obama judicial appointments that would have remained stalled until January when the Republicans take-over the Senate.
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It is sad that those who have proclaimed themselves the TeaParty Leaders have done so much damage to Republican Candidates, the Republican Party and the Republican Brand and thereby assisted the Democrats.
Most Conservative Republicans agree with most of the TeaParty beliefs, however, the self-anointed Leaders systematically ignore the premise that we elect people into office to govern.
It’s the part of the Constitution that they hand-out but they don’t seem to comprehend.
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In January, Republicans will control the US Senate, House, most State Houses, and most State Legislatures.  A major exception is that in Virginia our TeaParty Leaders have inadvertently enabled the Democrats to capture the Governorship, Lt. Gov, AG and both US Senate seats.  It should occur to them at some time that one cannot be elected to statewide office by simply waving the snake-banner and chanting platitudes.
Republican Candidates must appeal to almost all Republicans, most Independents and many Reagan-Democrats to get elected and then participate in governance on our behalf.
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We have a prime opportunity to elect a Republican President in 2016.  We will not be successful if Palin, Bachman, Santorum, Cruz and associates dictate the Republican Candidate, Agenda and Platform. 
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It is incumbent upon all Republicans to focus on the electability of our Candidates as we scrutinize their Character, Values, History, Governance-Job-Performance and Proposals going forward.
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The Republican Clash Between Two Banners
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-republican-clash-between-two-banners.html
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TeaParty Wins And GOP Loses
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaparty-wins-and-gop-loses.html\
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TeaParty Take Virginia By Storm
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaparty-fundamentalists-take-virginia.html
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Reflections On 60,000 Casualties In Six Weeks

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Today, Dec 16th 1944, was the start of the Battle of The Bulge
Following is a repost of Battle Of The Bulge – Christmas 1944
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Christmas Time Reflections That Peace Is NOT Free and the price can be shocking.
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George Washington at Valley Forge Winter of 1777–1778

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Forge
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George Washington at Morristown Winter of 1779-1780
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-establishes-winter-quarters-at-morristown
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The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's last stand: 60,000 American Casualties

http://www.foxnews.com/us/slideshow/2012/12/16/battle-bulge-look-back-at-hitler-last-stand/?intcmp=features#slide=6#ixzz2FGQC5aSw
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From mid-December 1944 through the end of January 1945, in the heavily forested Ardennes Mountains of Belgium, thousands of American, British, Canadian, Belgian and French forces struggled to turn back the final major German offensive of World War II. While Allied forces ultimately triumphed, it was a vicious six weeks of fighting, with tens of thousands dead on both sides.
Today, the conflict is known as the Battle of the Bulge. See the photo gallery at Life.com.
http://life.time.com/history/battle-of-the-bulge-rare-photos-from-hitlers-last-gamble-1944-1945/#1
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On a personal note; I was an Artillery Officer in Germany in 1961 – 1964, twenty years after the Battle of the Bulge. Our Corps Commander was General Creighton Abrams, the armored commander who led the first of Patton's tanks to relieve the 101st Airborne at Bastogne. Our main battle tanks today are named for Gen. Abrams.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creighton_Abrams
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Bush Belgium Visit
The Roanoke Times, 2/21/2005 Pg 4A highlights an AP story that 88 "groups" will be protesting Bush when he is in Brussels this week.
My byline would suggest that they all trek 70 miles down to Bastogne and reflect on Christmas week in 1944 in which we suffered 60,000 American casualties in the Battle of the Bulge so that they might have the right to protest.

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/02/bush-belgium-visit.html
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Monuments in Bastogne, Belgium

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/monuments-bastogne-belgium-104349.html
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Malmedy massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malmedy_massacre
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Roanoke Times Editors Prove Their Love For Mark Warner

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Roanoke Times, 12-16-2014, Pg 7: Editorial: Here’s what you should be mad about
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-here-s-what-you-should-be-mad-about/article_b7b83d08-a817-5118-b752-479c376a4fc7.html
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Half of the page devoted to the State Senator Puckett resignation mess with snide remarks about Republican Terry Kilgore and the Tobacco Commission and some very mild disparaging comments about Governor McAuliffe’s Chief-of-Staff and the fact that Holders Assistant-AG’s found no reason to continue their investigation.
Totally missing: 
Mark “Brainstorming” Warner’s name and his involvement and culpability in this debacle.
Perhaps that should be the highlight of the things “you should be mad about”!
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Repost of blog Oct 15, 2014
 Warner Brainstorming About Official Malfeasance
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/10/warner-brainstorming-about-official.html
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New News:
Va US Senator Mark Warner's "Brainstorming" focus of investigation
None of this will be visible to the voters before election day!
http://bearingdrift.com/2014/10/31/another-former-va-governor-in-the-corruption-crosshairs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bearingdrift+%28Bearing+Drift%29
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The Washington Post reported Friday that Warner called Puckett's son Joseph had discussed potential employment in the private sector and on the federal bench for Puckett's daughter.
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Warner responded that he simply called Puckett's son to "brainstorm" potential jobs for the senator's daughter, Martha Puckett Ketron.
http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-virginia-senate-campaign-rivals-mark-warner-ed-gillespie-spar-over-puckett-pacs-energy-20141013,0,5292211.story
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What a great defense for a potentially felonious action: I was just brainstorming!

Why didn’t Bob McDonnell use that excuse?
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Where’s Obama-Holder’s FBI? They’re way too busy hounding Terry Kilgore to address McAuliffe, his chief-of-staff and Mark Warner!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-puckett-flypaper-snags-mark-warner.html
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And the major Pravda Media winks and moves on!
Move along folks, nothing to see here!
Just more hope and change we can believe in!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

 

NYC: What Do We Want: Dead Cops, Now!

Al Sharpton Leads March in DC as
NYC Protesters Chant: 'What Do We Want? Dead Cops!'  When do we want them?  Now!
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/13/Al-Sharpton-Leads-Thousands-in-Saturday-March-on-Washington-DC
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For those who just can’t believe this really happened click on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj4ARsxrZh8
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This is NYC Mayor deBlasio public statement:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/14/nyc-police-officers-want-deblasio-banned-from-funerals/
In a press conference about the grand jury’s decision not to charge the officer, de Blasio (NYC Mayor) announced that he had warned his 17-year-old, mixed-race son, Dante, to be careful around police officers, which caused PBA President Patrick Lynch to claim de Blasio had thrown NYPD officers “under the bus.”
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New York City's rank-and-file police union The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association posted a link on its website telling members not to let de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito "insult their sacrifice" should they be killed in the line of duty.
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Talk about despicable politicians insulting the intelligence and integrity and honor of the entire NYPD:
The New York Post reports the mayor and council speaker are calling the effort "deeply disappointing."
"Incendiary rhetoric like this serves only to divide the city, and New Yorkers reject these tactics," they said in a joint statement.
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Despicable Roanoke Times “Cartoon” ---- Supports Sharpton and deBlasio
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/despicable-roanoke-times-cartoon.html
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CUNY Professor arrested in attack on NYPD officers.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cuny-professor-eric-linsker-arrested-over-protest-attack-on-cops/
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Investigation 101: Talk To Those Involved

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Investigation 101:  Talk To Those Involved
Benghazi
UVa Rapes-R-Us
CIA Interrogation
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How is it that in all these so-called “Investigations” the “investigators” didn’t talk to those directly involved in the “story”?
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Benghazi: the CIA and survivors on-the-ground were not interviewed and they were forced to sign nondisclosure documents and then hidden from the press and Congress. The head of Department, Hillary Clinton, was not interviewed by the administrations appointed team. It’s of note that the Pravda Press didn’t object to any of this malfeasance!  After all, it was all about a video not about a murdered US Ambassador and three of his team by Radical Muslim Terrorists!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/18-months-to-connect-dots-benghazi-al.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/benghazi-select-committee-chair-asks.html
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The UVa Rapes-R-Us debacle is a rerun of the Twana Brawley, Al Sharpton malfeasance in which the victim never made a formal statement nor was ever formally interviewed.  Instead, “surrogates” told a never unending series of “stories” that are clearly defamation and slander.  The actual crimes against the victim, in both cases, are unknown and undefined at the expense of the victims and the justice system and the public.
The Pravda Press continues with this story as if NOW has launched a Jihad against college men.
The virtual message: just go out with us – and be safe!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-teachable-moment-at-uva.html
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The Democrat Senate Committee’s massive report on CIA Interrogation apparently does not contain one example of interviews with CIA members or leaders.  Apparently, the whole report is based on reading documents and Emails.
Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques, calls Senate report 'deeply flawed'
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/11/cheney-defends-cia-interrogation-techniques-calls-senate-report-flawed/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/obama-summary-executioner-says.html
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To add some perspective and context to the Radical Muslim Terrorist’s Jihad against America and to those Americans who were required by their oath of office to protect and defend the American people:
While the towers were burning and falling:
VP Chaney made the sole-wrenching decision and ordered the Air Force to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 before it could reach Washington DC.
While this was in process, where were the Democrats who generated this profoundly flawed and biased anti-American document?
Where was Dianne Feinstein and her San Francisco liberals?
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Man who waterboarded 9/11 mastermind (and was NOT interviewed) slams CIA interrogation report
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/17/man-who-waterboarded-11-mastermind-slams-cia-report-on-torture/?intcmp=latestnews
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WSJ:  I Am Not Sorry the CIA Waterboarded
http://www.wsj.com/articles/bret-stephens-i-am-not-sorry-the-cia-waterboarded-1418687576
"I am not sorry Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the operational mastermind of 9/11, was waterboarded 183 times. KSM also murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl in 2002. He boasted about it: “I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew,” he said after his capture."
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Who were those personally responsible to protect and defend the American People, and who were NOT!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 

Roanoke Times Kind-of Discovers Gruber

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Roanoke Times, 12-10-2014, Pg 4: Adviser apologizes for words.  The professor of economics criticized the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) on video.
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What a honey-coated expose of a very tawdry story!
Where has the RT been for the past month?
Do they not watch TV or read other news accounts?
Here’s the Page 1 Headline the RT would have used if this were the hallmark initiative of a Republican President:
ObamaCare Architect: Congress In Dark And Americans Are Stupid
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/11/obamacare-architect-congress-in-dark.html
Apparently, the RT was shamed into printing something about this debacle because of the Republican led public TV hearing featuring yet another incredibly arrogant and elitist Obama insider.
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In addition to trashing the American People and Congress in multiple venues, that was discovered and then published on YouTube, MIT Gruber clearly and unambiguously stated that the law dictates:  “only State established exchanges are eligible for government ObamaCare subsidies.”
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This statement by one of the Key ObamaCare Architects is the focus of a current Supreme Court case challenging Obama who is “flaunting the law” by handing out checks to those on Federal exchanges.
It is likely the SCOTUS will rebuff Obama again, as they have done on other cases of his arrogant disregard for US law and Congress.
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The "9-0 decision last week was the 13th time the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that the president had exceeded his constitutional authority."
— Bob Goodlatte on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 in comments on "Fox News Sunday"
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Obama-Democrat Team: A Culture Of Arrogant Nastiness
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/04/obama
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McDonnell Case on Page 1 -- But Where’s Mark Warner’s Indictment?

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Roanoke Times, 12-10-2014, Pg 1, 6: McDonnell lawyers ask for leeway
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Eric Holders assistant-AGs pushing for long jail time for ExGov McDonnell in the case against him for influence peddling vitamin-supplement pills for a charlatan who showered McDonnell and his wife with lavish gifts.
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Contrast that crime with McAuliffe’s Chief of Staff and Mark Warner who offered lucrative jobs to a Va State Senator and his daughter if the State Senator would comply with their directive to stay on and support the McAuliffe Democrat Team.
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Does anyone think that Eric Holder is going to indict Mark Warner, Obama’s 97% Buddy, for anything?
Who said Lady Justice is blind?
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The Mark Warner -- Sorensen Institute Hypocrisy
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-mark-warner-sorensen-institute.html
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Warner Brainstorming About Official Malfeasance
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/10/warner-brainstorming-about-official.html
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

 

Obama The Summary Executioner Says Waterboarding Torture

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White House backs release of CIA interrogation report despite security warnings
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/08/house-intelligence-chairman-rogers-report-will-spur-attacks/?intcmp=latestnews
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'Unconscionable': Top Republicans lash out ahead of release of CIA report
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/09/reckless-and-irresponsible-top-republicans-lash-out-ahead-release-cia-report/
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US prepares for security risks from torture report
http://news.yahoo.com/us-prepares-security-risks-torture-report-080155482--politics.html
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Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogations amid security warnings
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/09/senate-panel-releases-scathing-report-on-cia-interrogation-amid-warnings/
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A Senate Democrat Committee under Diane Feinstein released a highly inflammatory report on the high crimes of waterboarding today.
Apparently, waterboarding is so bad that Obama directs military personnel to kill “suspected” enemy combatants with drone missiles or shots to the forehead instead of capturing and interrogating them to obtain critical military intelligence.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/obama-water-boarding-bad-murder-good.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/05/obama-and-his-audacity-of-i.html
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Obama’s aversion to capturing enemy combatants for interrogation is a major departure from past military operations.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/09/obama-summary-executioner.html
During past wars, the US and Allies made major efforts to capture high value targets including Hitler himself.
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Obama’s team says they do not need human onsite intelligence.
However, the results in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and North Africa does not support that strategy.
It appears that in much of the War on Terror we are operating with dimed vision and forced to be reactive and not proactive.  Apparently, Obama didn’t know ISIS was a problem until they formed a significant army and captured major parts of Iraq.  So much for shunning human intelligence!
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Obama: War On Terror Over – Only 18,000 Killed in 2013
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/11/obama-war-on-terror-over-only-18000.html
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Amazing NOAA Global Warming Climate Change AGW Announcement

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Causes of Calif. drought natural, not man-made: NOAA
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/12/08/california-drought-cause-noaa/20095869/
“Natural weather patterns, not man-made global warming, are causing the historic drought parching California, says a study out Monday from federal scientists.
"It's important to note that California's drought, while extreme, is not an uncommon occurrence for the state," said Richard Seager, the report's lead author and professor with Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. The report was sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report did not appear in a peer-reviewed journal but was reviewed by other NOAA scientists.
"In fact, multiyear droughts appear regularly in the state's climate record, and it's a safe bet that a similar event will happen again," he said.”
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What an amazing event.  A major organization, NOAA, has bypassed an opportunity to blame man-made CO2 and Global Warming AGW and Climate Change on YOU!
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Perhaps there is reason for some optimism that some scientific and media entities are starting to question the constant repetition of the mother-nature-discredited Gore-Mann hypothesis and draconian misrepresentations of weather events.

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Click for PowerPoint realistic view of Global Warming and Climate Change
And a perspective of major historic US weather events.
http://www.roanokeslant.org/AGW-Skeptic2D/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/11/man-made-global-warming-agw-crashes.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/availability-cascades-and-agw-hoax.html
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Top US Law Schools Postpone Final Exams Over Police Incidents

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“Traumatized’ Georgetown, Harvard Law Students Demand Postponed Finals
Minority student coalitions at Harvard and Georgetown law schools are pressing administrators to postpone or defer final exams because they claim they have experienced trauma over the recent grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The students are hoping for the same outcome granted to students at Columbia Law, another top-tier institution.
Over the weekend Columbia Law’s interim dean, Robert Scott, announced that exams would be postponed for students who feel traumatized over the two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of Brown and Garner, both of whom are black.”
http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/08/tramautized-georgetown-harvard-law-students-demand-postponed-finals/?advD=1248,366508#mnetint
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You’re a LAW student at one of the allegedly top LAW schools in the world and you’re NOT traumatized by the statistics from a 2010 Bureau of Justice Statistics report which concluded that 93 percent of black homicide victims from 1980 through 2008 were killed by black offenders.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/11/25/giulianis-claim-that-93-percent-of-blacks-are-killed-by-other-blacks/
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But you are totally traumatized by two MultiRacial Grand Jury outcomes in cases that involve White Police Offices involved in two Black deaths in the middle of the day, on busy streets in which the “victims” refused to comply with the lawful command “you are under arrest”.
Do these distinguished LAW students know that “resisting arrest” is a crime in itself and police are duty-bound to affect the arrest in the face of violence?
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These are our future lawyers and prosecutors!
And we wonder why our judicial system is not working well?
What kind of LAW professors and administrators are running these programs and institutions that support and reward this tripe?
Just more hope and change we can believe in!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/obama-comes-out-of-racial-closet.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/despicable-roanoke-times-cartoon.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/sharpton-hurry-home-there-are-riots-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/obama-and-sharpton-at-whitehouse.html
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ObamaCare: Where’s The Health Care?

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Roanoke Times,  12-8-2014, Pg 5:  Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) adds strain to doctor shortage. 
Most doctors polled in a study said they are overextended or at full capacity.
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Health law impacts primary care doc shortage
http://news.yahoo.com/newly-insured-struggle-primary-physicians-155516875.html
“A survey this year by The Physicians Foundation found that 81 percent of doctors describe themselves as either over-extended or at full capacity, and 44 percent said they planned to cut back on the number of patients they see, retire, work part-time or close their practice to new patients.
At the same time, insurance companies have routinely limited the number of doctors and providers on their plans as a way to cut costs. The result has further restricted some patients' ability to get appointments quickly.”

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There is a vast gap between paying for a policy and getting service from that policy.  That’s what insurance ads like “you’re in good hands” are all about.
The government has squeezed doctors providing Medicare and Medicaid services to the point of diminishing returns.
Now they piled-on with ObamaCare and expanded Medicaid with no visible consideration for more healthcare resources.
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All this portends the same problems experienced in England and Canada:
rationed care through long wait times!  What a joy!
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Isn’t is pathetic that the 16,000 new jobs ObamaCare created are IRS agents, not doctors, not nurses, not technicians and not healthcare workers!
That’s why it’s called ObamaCare!
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Just more hope and change we can believe in!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/10/obamacare-hire-16500-irs-agents-reward.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obamacare-like-chain-reaction-highway.html
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Monday, December 08, 2014

 

A Teachable Moment At UVa

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Roanoke Times, 12-8-2014, Pg Va 4:  Fraternities, sororities ask UVa to remove suspension.
“The Fraternity and Sorority PAC and associated organizations said the “decision to suspend hurt the reputation of thousands of outstanding student leaders in our organizations who had nothing to do with the alleged events described in the article.”
“The groups called on the university “to immediately reinstate operations for all fraternity and sorority organization on campus, to issue an apology for its actions of the last two weeks, to publicly explain and release all records for the basis of its decision to suspend our organizations, and outline what steps it will take to restore the reputation of our groups and students at UVa.”
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The suspension of all Fraternities and Sororities were imposed by UVa’s Queen Sullivan based on the unverified and unsubstantiated allegations by a tabloid rag of a horrendous sexual attack upon a coed in an overall environment of widespread sexual abuse at UVa reminiscent of Ancient Rome in the time of Caligula.
Queen Sullivan threw all the young men at UVa under the sexual-abuse-bus without due process or any Critical Thinking or deliberate analysis.
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It’s of interest that these are the same students who just a short time ago demanded that the Board of Visitors keep Sullivan on as their Queen.  People are so fickle – reminiscent of those who placed palm branches down on the muddy trail and then a few days later were yelling, “give us Barabbas”.
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Apparently, the lesson for these Liberal young students is that dictatorial central control works well until it turns against you without you concurrence.
You don’t need your freedom.
You don’t need your 1st, 2nd,14th or other amendments.
You don’t need the opportunity to self-actualize (be all you can be).
You don’t deserve personal respect or consideration.
You don’t deserve a response for trespasses upon you.
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Perhaps all the UVa students should revisit their Liberal political philosophy assumptions and associations.
Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to revisit the political philosophy of The University’s founder and the other Founding Fathers and their focus on individual freedom and initiatives and distrust for all-powerful central control and those who exercise it.
There's something good about reviewing and reflecting upon the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
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UVa And Media Double-down On The Twana At UVa Debacle
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/uva-and-media-double-down-on-twana-at.html
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Twana Brawley At UVA?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/twana-brawley-at-uva.html
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 Rolling Stone's Rape Story: A bigger journalistic train wreck than we thought
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/08/rolling-stone-rape-story-bigger-journalistic-train-wreck-than-thought/
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Obama Comes Out Of The Racial Closet

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Obama tells BET racism 'deeply rooted' in American society
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/08/obama-tells-interviewer-racism-deeply-rooted-in-american-society/
“In an interview with BET, the president described his conversation with a group of young civil rights activists, including a leader of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, he hosted last week in the Oval Office.”
Obama said he told them that "this is something that is deeply rooted in our society, it's deeply rooted in our history."
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The President of the US meeting with rioters from Ferguson and encouraging, supporting, and giving creditability to their behaviors.
What a disturbing sight, though and concept!
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Obama ran for office promising he would be a healer and uniter!
Instead, what we got from him and his AG Holder have been a steady stream of divisive rhetoric and actions relative to racial, economic, social and political issues.
The recent elections were a clear and loud repudiation of Obama who has become a hostile, vindictive and isolated person desperately seeking approval and “looking for love in all the wrong places.”
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In talking with and counseling young Black leaders:
Obama could be encouraging personal responsibility, good citizenship, family values and commitments, and respect for laws and law enforcement.
He could focus on the horrific black-on-black crime in the inner cities.
He could focus on the gang warfare in many urban areas.
He could focus on the “out of wedlock” baby boom and its adverse consequences.
He could focus on the scourge of drug selling and addiction.
He could focus on positive Black leaders instead of Sharpton.
He could – but he didn’t and he doesn’t and he won’t!  How sad is that!
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To add fuel to the racial fires the Pravda Media is having a field day giving major coverage to those who should be marginalized and berated, and not encouraged.
Guess what happens when you reward bad behavior?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/despicable-roanoke-times-cartoon.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/obama-we-dont-need-no-judicial-process.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/obama-and-sharpton-at-whitehouse.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/dont-mess-with-obamas-street-army.html
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Sunday, December 07, 2014

 

Despicable Roanoke Times “Cartoon”

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Roanoke Times, 12-6-2014, Pg 7: Incredibly ugly caricature of NYC police piling upon Eric Garner.
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This ugly yellow journalism garbage is beyond the pale, even for the Roanoke Times.
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It appears that the RT actually bought "paid for" this piece of tripe.
Apparently these folks, like Eric Garner,
are having trouble making good decisions!
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A very different and realistic view of this situation:

Garner was approached by police, following local business’ complaints.

Police confronted him with a valid “you’re under arrest” statement.

It’s of no import if the violation were for contraband cigarettes or even a mistaken identity.

At that point Garner had ample opportunity to turn around and put his hands behind his back to be hand-cuffed (as he had been many times before).

Instead, he used his 6’4” 350 pounds of pit-bull arrogance to resist arrest.

Watching closely and supervising the take-down was a black female NYPD sergeant who could have intervened if she felt it were appropriate.


http://patdollard.com/2014/12/sgt-kizzy-adoni-cop-on-scene-who-ordered-and-supervised-step-by-step-takedown-treatment-of-eric-garner-was-a-black-woman/

She’s not shown in the ugly “cartoon” or “news” clips for obvious reasons.

The impact of the so called “choke hold” is in serious doubt because one cannot say anything if they can’t breath.

Multiple officers were required to restrain Garner in order to get him handcuffed.

Garner knew he had serious health issues and made the incredibly bad decision to forcibly resist arrest anyway.

It is very sad that his actions led to his untimely death.

It is particularly sad for his family.

It is sad for the NYPD and law enforcement officers everywhere.
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Based on the available public information:
Obama and his advisor Al Sharpton not withstanding:
The Grand Jury, composed of 14 whites and 9 nonwhites, reached the proper verdict of No Bill.
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NY Post: Blame only the man who tragically decided to resist
“He was a victim of himself. It’s just that simple.” Bob McManus, New York Post
http://nypost.com/2014/12/04/eric-garner-was-a-victim-of-himself-for-deciding-to-resist/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/sharpton-hurry-home-there-are-riots-to.html
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DA to Jon Stewart: Get your facts straight
http://news.yahoo.com/video/da-jon-stewart-facts-straight-003910087.html#/da-jon-stewart-facts-straight-003910087.html
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A different NYC case: NYPD shooting victim’s family: Stay away, Sharpton!
http://nypost.com/2014/12/05/cop-shoot-victims-family-stay-away-sharpton/
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Pearl Harbor Dec 7th 1941

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Two Days That Live in Infamy
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqQAf74fsE
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Click for the Arizona Memorial where 1200 of our sailors are still entombed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arizona_Memorial

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God Bless America (Sung publicly for the first time)
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=TnQDW-NMaRs
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"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omd9_FJnerY&feature=youtu.be
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Click for "Some Gave All" -- sound ON
http://www.roanokeslant.org/SomeGaveAll/Some.html
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Pearl Harbor survivors reunite in Hawaii to mark 73rd anniversary of attack
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/07/pearl-harbor-survivors-reunite-in-hawaii-to-mark-73rd-anniversary-attack/
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