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December 31, 2019

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Marlene

Good Morning! Hope you feel better soon TM.

Marlene

The only reason I'm first is because when I signed in,the new post was up. I went back to tell you guys NEW!

Another Bob

Willowed.

“This guy says on his show that the TX church people should have noticed the fake beard and long coat on the guy and not let him enter, and that places of worship should require ID cards.”

So that guy essentially says the parishioners had it coming?

And his solution is for every public place to have armed bouncers? (Because when the gunman is refused entry to the church, what does he do then?)

I’m all for people having the right to exclude whomever they want from their social groups, but I doubt he’ll like that outcome.

Melinda

Sorry about the flu, TM, but as amom will remind, getting the shot increases your chances of surviving the flu, not in avoiding it.

Buckeye

The church service in Texas was already underway when the perp entered the sanctuary.

May or may not have been anyone in a position to see him enter the church. This deserves scrutiny.

Didn't take long for the guys in the sanctuary that were packing to respond.

Little to criticize regarding the response in my mind.

Manuel Transmission

Slow-Mo Breakdown Shows 7 Churchgoers Pulled Guns To Stop Bad Guy in Texas Church Shooting

https://www.westernjournal.com/slow-mo-breakdown-shows-7-churchgoers-pulled-guns-stop-bad-guy-texas-church-shooting/

Don’t mess with Texas!

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/12/30/gop-rep-schumer-basically-just-told-pelosi-that-she-failed-on-impeachment-n2558698

James D.

Re Bloomberg

It's probably useful in understanding everything that's going on, but it implies micro-management and a control freak personality.

I worked at BNA before he bought it out, but I heard about the changes he brought there from friends who stayed, and that's exactly it - micromanagement and control-freakism, renovation of offices to create the useless, hateful open-office plan, and every employee was given a copy of a biography of Bloomberg.

clarice

Sorry you are ill, TM.

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/02/bidens-alleged-financial-ties-u-s-enemy-china-overshadow-2020-bid/#.XgtJPVH-sbh.twitter

Gentlejim

TM,
Fell better soon.

I don’t want to shit up the thread so early, but I will if I have too. I keep seeing it mentioned here and elsewhere that 2020 begins the next decade. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that 2020 is the last year of the 2nd decade. If you have a group of 10 of anything the next group of 10 starts with 1. Not that it really matters. I eagerly await discussion.

Everybody have a safe night and Happy New Year.

Good to see Captain Hate getting warmed up.

:)

Buckeye

getting the shot increases your chances of surviving the flu, not in avoiding it.

Actually does both, and effectiveness has many dependencies, strain of flu, immune system issues, etc.

MissMarple2

Gentlejim,

You are correct. People are bringing it up on Twitter, but a huge number of people are locked into the "next decade" belief.

MissMarple2

LIVE Breaking News
@NewsBreaking
BREAKING: Iraqi military and police forces now arriving at U.S. embassy in Baghdad - Al Arabiya
==================================
Sounds to me like Trump laid down the law.

Captain Hate

You aren't wrong Gentlejim.

I remember as a young tyke being woken up by the adults at this time of the year hashing the year thing out. My paternal grandmother was particularly dense on the matter. I rolled my eyes, thought "not this dumb shit again" and went back to sleep.

Buckeye

Gentlejim

No worries.

Thread will likely get shitted up soon regardless.

Varied, strong opinions have a way of making that happen:)

Another Bob

“every employee was given a copy of a biography of Bloomberg”

At the branch of GE I worked at 20 years ago, they gave all the newbs a hagiography of Welch. I found it positively creepy, Mao’s Little Red Book kind of creepy. And he was always referred to as Jack. You said Jack, you meant Welch. My boss was named Jack, and we had to call him by his last name.

Those cults of personality places are inevitably horrible places to work. I left after 14 months, making sure they couldn’t come after me for the relo money.

Gentlejim

Looks like winter finally arrived. The temp was over 60 on Sunday. 24 degrees, wind and snow when I left for work at 0550 today. Lake Michigan is angry once again.

It appears that I need to work on my “thread shitting up” process. Maybe a reference to a dim bulb movie character will work next time.

I keed, I keed
:)

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/12/30/why-adam-schiff-doesnt-want-anyone-talking-to-the-whistleblower/

Another Bob

Tulips.

“Last night, $TSLA was worth $76B. Daimler was worth around $58B. Daimler includes brands like Mercedes Benz, Maybach, AMG, Smart...they sold 3.4 million vehicles worldwide in 2018 for a net profit in excess $8B. People buying $TSLA should really start thinking.“

https://twitter.com/ycalenge/status/1209424426904801280?s=21

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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3m
Armed congregants quickly stopped a crazed church shooter in Texas. If it were not for the fact that there were people inside of the church that were both armed, and highly proficient in using their weapon, the end result would have been catastrophic. A big THANK YOU to them!

Narciso

Feel better soon tm.

My mother has had a cold she hasnt been able to shake for two months

About that feds study that is supposed to be authoritative on tariffd.

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/12/30/top-doe-official-busted-for-allegedly-trying-to-set-up-sex-with-underage-boy/

Tom R

Anyone know where this is addressed in the Horowitz report?

https://twitter.com/actual_chaos/status/1211850683365777408?s=21

Jack is Back!

GJ,

You are correct regarding the start of a decade I just got a little ahead of myself:) And not for the first time.

Threadkiller

From the PJM link on Biden Burisma and Crowdstrike:

There are many problems with the theory, including the fact that the hacked servers were cloud-based, which means there were no physical machines.

No physical machines.. OK. Disregarding that bit is stupidity, is this the only reference to the DNC server being cloud based?

Threadkiller

The link:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/hunter-biden-accused-of-156m-counterfeiting-scheme-with-burisma-crowdstrike-legal-filing-claims/

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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2m
President Putin of Russia called to thank me and the U.S. for informing them of a planned terrorist attack in the very beautiful city of Saint Petersburg. They were able to quickly apprehend the suspects, with many lives being saved. Great & important coordination!

Threadkiller

Get well, TM.

Gentlejim

JiB,

No worries. :)

I hope you get to hear the ship horns blaring away. I imagine that’s an awesome experience first hand.

Gentlejim

TK,
Do they actually believe that digital info is stored in water vapor?
Sheesh...

Threadkiller

I rolled my eyes, thought "not this dumb shit again" and went back to sleep.

My kids brought this garbage home from their high school friends and decided it was worth arguing with dear old dad. I asked them if they wanted me to start counting their chore money on zero. Watching them count along and hold up ten fingers as I handed them nine dollars seemed to have made an impression.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
3m
I will be signing our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China on January 15. The ceremony will take place at the White House. High level representatives of China will be present. At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!

Threadkiller

Seems ignorant Gentlejim. The author wants to take a shot at the conspiracy nutters so that is the best he can come do. What an a-hole.

Threadkiller

... best he can do.

Old Lurker

Ask them how old Jesus was on Christmas, AD0009 v AD0010.

Another Bob

“Do they actually believe that digital info is stored in water vapor?”

Obviously not. Only that DNC didn’t own/control the servers on which their data was housed.

DNC was never hacked, that was always a diversionary lie.

The Infamous Ignatz

--“This guy says on his show that the TX church people should have noticed the fake beard and long coat on the guy and not let him enter, and that places of worship should require ID cards.”--

Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest...just walk through this fluoroscope, have your fingerprint card ready and submit to a retinal scan.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Obviously not. Only that DNC didn’t own/control the servers on which their data was housed.--

the hacked servers were cloud-based, which means there were no physical machines
That seems to make it not so obvious.
hrtshpdbox

Disregarding that bit is stupidity, is this the only reference to the DNC server being cloud based?

If true, Seth Rich would've had to reach waaaaay up into the air to plug that flash drive in. Is it still alleged that the data transfer was too fast for an out-of-country hack?

Another Bob

We’ve already established that the PJM guy needs an editor.

Threadkiller

The claim at the time was that Crowdstrike captured images of the hard drives and the memory yet they never had physical possession of the server. They resolved that it was a “hack” based off of what they gleaned from those images. How many hard drives are on a cloud? Did they “image” all of the hard drives? Are there no cloud servers in Ukraine?

jimmyk

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that 2020 is the last year of the 2nd decade.

That battle was decided in December 1999. A few people pointed out that the millennium really ended December 31, 2000 and were roundly ignored.

Threadkiller

Call it my Birther’s intuition, but whenever a clown tries to shut down the conspiracy loons with simpleton assertions that actually raise more questions, the flak/over target analogy bell starts ringing.

henry

Ditto on flu arriving without ID check by flu shot defense. Blah.

rse

Since all the UN's plans for all of us as if we were chattel to political planning are to be accomplished by 2030, it is good to focus that is just 10 years away.

jimmyk

So we have this spectacle regarding the wave of anti-Semitic attacks in NY/NJ: NY has begun implementing a "bail reform," meaning even repeat offenders are released on their own recognizance, so the attackers (apparently black Muslims or "Hebrews") just laugh at the system.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/28/suspects-released-without-bail-after-shocking-attacks-on-jews/

Then we have de Blasio trying to blame Trump.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/30/bill-de-blasio-blames-anti-semitic-attacks-on-atmo/

The whole thing is infuriating.

henry

May the UNs control wet dream projection be as accurate as its climate projection.

Another Bob

I’m no cloud expert, but wouldn’t the “hack” occur on the client using the cloud for storage? If the apps were hosted on the cloud too, how would you hack that without accessing a client?

henry

Another Bob, simple. Hijack the FBI’s Patriot Act back door on the service provider systems. (Note, these are separate from the phone unlocking. But common carriers require access without warrants.. see metadata on your land line).

I can see why the FBI and swamp would not want to point out that the entire world has the back door keys, not just them.

Also, that is why we encrypt customer data ourselves instead of rely on encryption by the host data center.

henry

Further, there is a frightening amount of data sitting in the cloud with no security (let alone encryption). Hillary’s server was one example. The DNC might be another. New instances pop up every week.

Another Bob

Thanks Henry. Forgot that aspect.

My fundamental question is what would Crowdstrike image and turn over as “proof”? And what would the proof be?

(Never mind that FBI would take CS’s word for it.)

henry

Another Bob, early “cloud” was renting by the server (think Rackspace or Sungard or even the clowns with Hillary’s bathroom server). Thus there would be a discrete machine to image.

JM Hanes

Gantlejim:

"Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that 2020 is the last year of the 2nd decade."

And yet, we are 1 year old till the end of our 2nd year; the 21st century started on 1/1/2000, and we'll be in the twenty twenties, not the teens or oughts, till 2030. Things have always been a mess. If you start the 2000's at 2000, however, then the first decade concludes on 12/31/2009, whereupon the second decade commences and ends on 12/31/19.

sbwaters

Last I looked, my first decade began the instant I was born, during the zeroth year of my life.

Pseudo-computerists argue over zero or one origin indexing. I don’t. I use whatever the compiler or interpreter expects.

Or, as my Mom used to say: Deal with it!

anonamom

Gentlejim, you are wrong.
Your first year of life ends when you celebrate your first birthday; your first decade of life is over--you have lived for ten years-- when you celebrate your tenth birthday.

You begin your second decade the day you turn ten.

So 2020 is the beginning of the next decade.

Another Bob

But those days are long gone no? It’s VMs on load balanced boxes these days, right?

Tom R

jimmyk @ 9:43

Are you saying that the current decade ends on 31 DEC 2019?

1 JAN 2000 was the start of a new century and a new millennium so it does make sense that it was also the start of a new decade.

Does it even make a difference except for deciding the timeframe of Sports Team/Player of the Decade?

henry

VM’s on load balanced boxes? Only if you purchase platform as a service (aka get stuck on one vendors system choices at AWS, MS, IBM, Goolag etc). If you have your own bare metal architecture it is still by the machine, load balance* on own. I can get bare metal from three of those, the platform is not worth the price at any (personal opinion).

* essentially all platform services can be had via open source tools. These work better and cost much less than branded stuff.

henry

Tom R, when the decade starts is of less importance than theOxford comma.

peter

Excuse me, but when everyone agrees on a subject, my sixth sense wakes up. I'll pass on a flu shot. I get lots of sleep, work out every day and take vitamins.

hrtshpdbox

Does it even make a difference except for deciding the timeframe of Sports Team/Player of the Decade?

And Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (released Mar '70) would be a candidate for a "Best of the 60's" LP. That's just so wrong!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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4m
To those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don’t want to be dominated and controlled by Iran, this is your time!

Jack is Back!

Catsmeat,

Have you ever read Dickens' "Chimes"? He publishedn it in 1844, the year after "A Christmas Carol," the second in his series of 5 short Christmas books. This one features Toby "Trotty" Veck who has a nightmare vision of his loved one's future after his death.

Part of my research into the family history.

Threadkiller

Last I looked, my first decade began the instant I was born, during the zeroth year of my life.

It started during the first year of your life. That is why you were awarded a “one” having completed that 1st year.

MissMarple2

Comfortably Smug
@ComfortablySmug
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11m
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Warren giving a major speech this morning in Boston at the Old South Meeting House

aka

Where revolutionaries dressed up as Native Americans for the Boston Tea Party in 1773
😂😂😂

https://foxnews.com/travel/taking-the-kids-to-the-boston-tea-party

You. Can. Not. Make. This. Up.

Threadkiller
Officially, the new millennium will begin at zero hour, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), also referred to as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), on January 1, 2001, according to rules adopted at an international conference held in October 1884. But that same conference also decided that this reckoning "shall not interfere with the use of local or other standard time where desirable." In other words, everyone east of Greenwich will not postpone their parties past midnight local time, and everyone west won't celebrate early.

The year 2000 is special--even though it isn't the start of the 21st century--because it is a leap year. Julius Caesar devised the leap year to correct for the fact that the earth circles the sun in 352.24219 days. Because this is not a whole number, the months of the year would slowly fall out of sync with the seasons. A fairly precise correction to the Gregorian calendar debuted in 1582, and stated that a century year will only be a leap year if it is evenly divisible by 400--which is true for Y2K.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-is-the-beginning-of/

MissMarple2

Video from an hour ago showing a US military Apache helicopter dropping flares while flying over the US embassy in Baghdad#Iraq #Baghdad pic.twitter.com/zBAnEF9KqS

— CNW (@ConflictsW) December 31, 2019

Video at the link. Has been going on for an hour. I believe Marines are also on the way. (About 100)

sbwaters

But, tk, I wasn’t one until I was one.

And if what you say was the first year of my life, then the 10th year is the year following my ninth birthday.

And "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" vs. "Eats, shoots and leaves" is more important.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/12/31/you-mean-bribing-them-didnt-work-ben-rhodes-gets-shut-tf-down-for-attacking-trumps-foreign-policy-in-iran/

I am glad to see Ben Rhodes get hammered by LOTS of people. He is such a sanctimonious thug!

matt - deplore me if you must

Okay, you just blew my flu immunity bubble. Shit.....Got the shot for the first time a month ago at my doc's insistence. Thought I was good like Eric Ciaramella. Now I'll be dodging kids and the fat lady at the supermarket coughing her lungs out like Eric Dickerson.

The heat on Iran is rising, it seems. We must have pasted the Hezzies pretty good for that kind of reaction and the Israelis are still bombing depots and airfields in Southern Syria.

I think the vast majority of Iraqis are going to get mad now at these proxies. Even good ole Sadr hates the Iranians. I don't think the Iranians remember that a million Iraqis died in their war back in the 80's. And these folks carry grudges that are generational if not eternal.

Anyone hear about any Kurds being massacred lately? Crickets from the elite.

MissMarple2

Jonathan Turley
@JonathanTurley
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2h
In reality, a jury of politicians judging the alleged use of public office for personal gain is like having the Pirates of Penzance sitting as jurors in a maritime salvage case.

Outlandrr

Old lurker...Jesus is dead @ 09, 10 ad...
TK...if the decade starts at one...what decade is .01 in...or 0.9?

MissMarple2

How does this tweet make you feel?pic.twitter.com/INkptdaQ1S

— SayIt⭐️⭐️⭐️OutLoud (@realTT2020) December 26, 2019

Cheerful video at the link. I am not in an arguing mood today.

JM Hanes

Since Gentlejim has already messed up the thread, :-) I'll go first on the promises-promises front.

My New Year's resolution is never to mention Rosenstein again. Why waste another comment on the most boring bureaucrat in Washington -- especially when we beat the horse he rode in on to death at least a year, maybe two years ago? Not goona do it. I apologize for not stopping sooner.

I can only hope my fellow miscreants will follow suit and shut the fuck up about Rosenstein, along with the 4D color of hats. Just thinking about it fills me with ennui. Take the pledge! Make JOM Great Again!

Tom R

I love foreshadowing. Last night Bama’s 1st team All American linebacker who missed the entire season due to a knee injury announced he was not going to go pro. He was the first domino to fall. Now this from the official team Twitter account. Check out what numbers on the top of the domino keep changing to. This has gotten Bama fans all fired up.

https://twitter.com/alabamaftbl/status/1212036230822682624?s=21

henry

New Years resolutions strike me as a list of things it is culturally acceptable to fail at.

Old Lurker

:-) Outlander

Old Lurker

But seriously, "AD= Latin phrase: anno domini (“in the year of the Lord”—the year Jesus was born).

Texas Liberty Gal

Happy New Years Eve to all JOMerrs. Hubby and I are celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary today. Where does the time go?? Since we met while bowling we always include that in our plans. Also Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. I guess we are creatures of habit.

MissMarple2

I got this off a Dan Scavino thread.

And here is the thread:

https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1212040280217702400

MissMarple2

Happy Anniversary, Texas Liberty Gal!

Jane

No idea who Jack Blade is, or if this is true:

FINALLY!! - THE REAL REASON BEHIND BERGDAHL'S RELEASE, HILLARY'S SERVER BEING WIPED, and the BENGHAZI MASSACRE!

Here's the real Benghazi story:
Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to secretly retrieve US made Stinger Missiles that the State Dept had supplied to Ansar al Sharia in Libya WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission! Sec State Hillary Clinton had brokered the Libya deal through Ambassador Stevens and a Private Arms Dealer named Marc Turi, but some of the shoulder fired Stinger Missiles ended up in Afghanistan where they were used against our own military. On July 25th, 2012, a US Chinook helicopter was downed by one of them. Not destroyed only because the idiot Taliban didn't arm the missile. The helicopter didn't explode, but it had to land and an ordnance team recovered the missile’s serial number which led back to a cache of Stinger Missiles kept in Qatar by the CIA.

Obama and Hillary were in full panic mode, so Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to retrieve the rest of the Stinger Missiles. This was a "do-or-die" mission, which explains the “Stand Down Orders” given to multiple rescue teams during the siege of the US Embassy. It was the State Dept, NOT the CIA, that supplied the Stinger Missiles to our sworn enemies because Gen. Petraeus at CIA would not approve supplying the deadly missiles due to their potential use against commercial aircraft. So then, Obama threw Gen. Petraeus under the bus when he refused to testify in support of Obama’s phony claim of a “spontaneous uprising caused by a YouTube video that insulted Muslims.”

Obama and Hillary committed TREASON! This is what the investigation is all about, WHY she had a Private Server, (in order to delete the digital evidence), and WHY Obama, two weeks after the attack, told the UN that the attack was the result of the YouTube video, even though everyone KNEW it was not.

Furthermore, the Taliban knew that the administration had aided and abetted the enemy WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission, so they began pressuring (blackmailing) the Obama Administration to release five Taliban generals being held at Guantanamo. Bowe Bergdahl was just a useful pawn used to cover the release of the Taliban generals. Everyone knew Bergdahl was a traitor but Obama used Bergdahl’s exchange for the five Taliban generals to cover that Obama was being coerced by the Taliban about the unauthorized Stinger Missile deal. So we have a traitor (BHO) as POTUS that is not only corrupt, but compromised as well, and a Sec of State that is a serial liar, who perjured herself multiple times at the Congressional Hearings on Benghazi. Perhaps this is why no military aircraft were called upon for help in Benghazi, Because the administration knew that our enemies had Stinger Missiles, that if used to down those planes, would likely be traced back to the CIA cache in Qatar, and then to the State Dept’s illegitimate arms deal in Libya.

Forward this again and again and again until everyone reads the true story of Benghazi. More than half of US citizens DO NOT Know.

copied

Alison

Gentlejim, I agree with you about the new decade, math wise, that it should be 2021-2030. But I also think of decades in terms of pop culture and history. So when I think of the '60s, I think 1960-1969. I'm a nerd, but I'm okay with celebrating the beginning of the '20s in 2020! :-)

Tom R

JMH @ 11:26

What about all the pro-Trump pundits & bloggers like the one from AmGreatness linked yesterday who are convinced Rosenstein was part of the coup to destroy Trump and can't understand why the Horowitz report does not accuse him of any wrongdoing? They need to keep pumping out opeds so they keep getting paid. What Spygate topics are they going to write about while we all wait for Durham to finish up with his investigation? You know good and well the pundits/bloggers are going to keep writing speculative opeds treating their opinions about Rosenstein as fact and someone here will link it.

Jane

Wait! I was really looking forward to this new decade. Are you guys saying it's not here?

JM Hanes

henry:

.... but, but I really mean it this time! ....

JM Hanes

Well it won't be me, TomR.

henry

JMH, :)

Jane

I'm on Amom's side.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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1m
Very good meeting on the Middle East, the Military, and Trade. Heading back to The Southern White House (Mar-a-Lago!). Updates throughout the day.

Gentlejim

I’m happy that I could stimulate some discussion this morning. :)

Regardless, or is it irregardless, of whether I was right or wrong I have to go do some work.

Behave..

MissMarple2

Happy New Year, Gentlejim!

Be careful out there!

MissMarple2

Johnny Deplorable®
@RedWingGrips
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Dec 28
Bill collected $12 million for his memoirs.

Hillary collected $8 million for her memoirs.

Comey collected $3 million for his.

That's $23 million for the memories of three people , who for years , have repeatedly testified under oath , that they couldn't remember a damn thing.

JM Hanes

That would be "regardless," Gentlejim. The other is not actually a word. Only Shakespeare could get away with using it, which, of course, he never did. :-)

Threadkiller

And if what you say was the first year of my life, then the 10th year is the year following my ninth birthday.

The 10th year is the year waiting to be completed following your 9th birthday. When completed you will have reached a decade.

anonamom

Are we going to need to roll out the SAT math scores to settle this??

MissMarple2

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/12/31/brit-hume-slays-nbcs-chuck-todd-for-equating-christian-beliefs-to-fairy-tales-870107

Threadkiller

TK...if the decade starts at one...what decade is .01 in...or 0.9?

The .01 and the .9 are fractions of the same decade.

MissMarple2

Don't roll out MY SAT scores in math! LOL!

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