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Blowing Up History

gungy Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 5:36 PM
Seventy years ago we freed Germany from the Nazis and Japan from the Militarists who were world threats by blowing up infrastructure. I would not be in favor of destroying the Yosemite bridges but I'm all in favor of cutting of Frisco's water supply. I hope they pass that referendum. The maybe people there will someday come to their senses and return to normal commerce and the strength and liberty this country was founded on. And we can re-conquer Kalifornia for the United States and call it California again.
voslucky Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 7:03 PM
the people of san francisco would "... come to their senses ..."? No, what they would do is whine and cry about blackouts and lack of potable water then go begging to the feds to bail them out of the mess they created. The rest of us would get stuck paying for their liberal ignorance and foolishness.

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