The forgotten massacre

Media, state, turned blind eye in Philadelphia abortion horror

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Can you imagine major news media ignoring the massacre at Sandy Hook?

Of course not.

Yet, that’s precisely what they’ve done in the case of a Philadelphia abortionist on trial for killing at least seven live
babies and one mother.

The case has been going on for years, and the trial for weeks – but until late last week, the major news media had largely ignored the alleged mass murder of children.

Apparently because he used scissors, and not a gun. Imagine the news stories if he had!

How much they’ve ignored the horror story right here in one of our major U.S. cities is evident in the fact that website Snopes.com – which researches and reports on “urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation” – recently felt compelled to confirm the existence of the case.

Late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell is accused of inducing delivery of viable babies, then severing their necks and spinal cords with scissors in a procedure he called “snipping” – and which many of us might call “beheading.”

You can see now why “mainstream” media outlets would ignore this story; it holds a light up to abortion, which is a holy sacrament in secular liberaldom. Babies murdered alive are an inconvenience and an embarrassment to news media who protect abortion nearly at any price.

Even liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill acknowledged it this week, saying, “For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. ... I do think there’s a direct connection between the media’s failure to cover this and our own political commitments on the left.”

The near blackout in most national media was finally exposed last week in an opinion column in USA Today by Democrat commentator Kirsten Powers.

“Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18,” she wrote, “there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.”

It was, in essence, a baby slaughterhouse. Besides the born-alive babies who were killed, investigators found 47
fetuses in a freezer.

“It would rain fetuses,” one former employee said. “Fetuses and blood all over the place.”

The employee said he personally witnessed 100 born-alive
babies killed with Gosnell’s “snipping” method.

How many Sandy Hooks is that? And how little news coverage or outrage has it inspired?

Consider: While most folks are only now learning about this case of mass infanticide, President Obama was turning his weekly radio address over to a mother from the Newtown killings.

Do you suppose he’ll do the same for any survivors of the Gosnell case? Of course not. Because the evils of abortion don’t fit his political agenda.

In fact, recall that while a state senator in Illinois, he voted against a law that would have protected the lives of babies born alive from botched abortions.

It isn’t just the media that have failed in this case. The state of Pennsylvania stopped inspecting the clinic back in 1993, for fear of putting up
“barriers” to abortion.

Funny thing, they don’t have the same policy with regard to inspecting animal shelters.

Until a woman is shown to have given birth to something other than a little human, it’s fair to say abortion kills babies. It’s just that, in the most savage abortions, the babies are born first.

As our news media have proven, it’s easier to turn a blind eye toward it.

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carcraft
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carcraft 04/18/13 - 05:31 am
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This is just part of the story

This is just part of the story. Gosnell kept body parts of fetuses all over his clinic. There was a shelf of feet. Arms and legs were placed in the freezer. It is perhaps one of the most revolting, gross things I have read about in my life. Gosnell hired young girls, as young as 14, to clean up and help with procedures including the administration of anesthetics. One of the women who worked for Gosnell admitted to killing as many as 10 babies herself. If you read about what was in his office you will understand the true horror of abortion! Gosnell’s defense attorney told the jury that the limbs and torsos of the babies are a normal part of the abortion process. To top all this off Gosnell appears to be a raciest, treating his white patient’s with a greater deference than his black patient’s. This went on for over 20 years and Gosnell became quite wealthy. As Jesus said thought “What does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul”.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/18/13 - 06:07 am
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as a former wombed person myself

it is self-evident that abortion kills a human

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 06:20 am
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If a human doesn't die, then
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If a human doesn't die, then the abortion is not successful.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/18/13 - 06:47 am
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Most people have no clue what

Most people have no clue what the true purpose for abortion is; and if they did, they would realize why this isn't a story in mainstream media.

The true purpose of abortion is to slowly and methodically desensitize human beings to the killing of other human beings, without them even realizing it.

If you can kill a fetus (notice they won't say human being, only using words like fetus, which projects less meaning); then eventually it will be acceptable to murder newborns. If allowed to continue, it would eventually lead to euthanizing the elderly who are in poor health and then to elderly who are in decent health. Don't think it already happens? Think again; it's happening daily in hospices around the Country.

Then, if HUMAN BEINGS can decide to kill those who are deemed unworthy to live; it will lead to killing people simply because of their beliefs and because those beliefs differ from those who make the decision who lives. People will become so numb to the killing of others, they will pay no attention unless it directly effects their families. Have we so soon forgot Terry Schiavo? This was a woman who had a family MORE than willing to take care of her; yet a court allowed her to be literally starved to death. Do we hear anything about this case today? Of course not; it's old news, history. We've moved on and have more important things to worry about, right?

The more these type killings are allowed, the further we move to a secular society, where MANKIND is the ultimate ruler and decides who lives and dies. History has showed us EXACTLY what happens when this occurs. We have numerous examples such as Hitler, Mao, Mousilini, Lenon, Hussein. I witnessed this as recent as the Bosnian conflict in the 90's. Mass graves discovered where thousands were executed and buried.

It has happened numerous times recently, just south of our border. Massive amounts of people pulled from buses and bludgeoned to death and shot; then buried in mass graves. Are we going to war over this? Where is the outrage??

No, abortion isn't about womens rights; it isn't about choice, it isn't about health problems for the child or mother. It was simply the first step in desensitizing the most powerful nation in the world to killing human beings. This Nation used to be a caring Nation, sensitive to individuals and their lives. We used to STAND UP for those who were being oppressed by communism and MANKINDS attempts to rule the world, using genocide as one of their main weapons. We now stand back and say "Oh well". We do this when watching genocide in other Countries such as Syria and we are doing it right here in America with the genocide of our own children.

Now, we've been so desensitized, we see them as just another day and another killing. It's become so commonplace that we don't even pay attention to such barbarianism. Has the mainstream new media help with this? ABSOLUTELY!!! Have they helped to indocrinate peoples minds to their way of thinking? ABSOLUTELY!!! By covering only the stories THEY believe worthy, and intentionally overlooking such stories as this. They don't want to bring attention to causes that would hurt their agenda. They absolutely want to continue the desensitizing of people because they haven't quite reached the goal. The same goal Hitler had, which was to be able to murder millions, without a blink of an eye from the citizens.

I have absolutely NO DOUBT there are people who would gladly "do away" with me because of my strong beliefs. They would love to see me and politicians who believe as I do, "taken out of the way". We stand in the way of their agenda of complete and total control. Gun control is just another aspect of their agenda to gain complete control, but thats another subject for another time. YES, they would love to have a defenseless nation.

In closing, I just had twins babies this past January. I can't imagine a human being so evil they would have sliced the cord of my babies after being born. A person would would do this, doesn't deserve to breathe same air we breathe; and they won't, very soon.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/18/13 - 06:50 am
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The man is a psychopath. A
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The man is a psychopath. A quick search of the Chronicle shows a grand total of 2 stories on the issue, both editorials, and both are pretty much the same editorial, just reworded. As to the accuracy of the editorial: The Dr. didn't make up the word "snipping' as a special name for his evil act. He used it like any of us would when we referring to what we would do when we would use scissors. CBS News has 17 stories from 2011 and 1 from 2010. ABC has 33 stories about Gosnell, 4 from 2011. The New York Times has sevarl articles going back to 2011. NBC does seem to have only started covering it this year. So instead of "the major news media" how about just saying "NBC"? For that matter, the Chronicle mentions it fewer than NBC. I know it doesn't have the same dramatic flair or serve the same propaganda purpose when you're being accurate, but it is what the "news" business is supposed to be about. If you'd like to see the reworded 2011 editorial and compare it with today's:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-01-22/house-roe-built

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/18/13 - 06:57 am
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Notice at breakfast we say
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Notice at breakfast we say bacon and eggs and not bacon and chickens. A sinister plot to demean chickens and make us think less of them later in life so we make no fuss when they are SLAUGHTERED BY THE MILLIONS for Chik-fil-A™ sandwhiches!!!!!!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/18/13 - 07:31 am
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abortion is racist

as evidenced by many more wombed black children being aborted
abortion is the true "war on women" as evidenced by many more wombed girls being aborted
but abortion is truly pro-ignorance, as evidenced by a previous post

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 07:45 am
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I don't know about you
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I don't know about you Bodhisattva, but the eggs I serve at breakfast are not fertilized. And even if they are, I value the life of a human far more than I value the life of a chicken. The sarcastic attempt to equate the two is silly at best.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/18/13 - 07:54 am
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Finally

After several posting listing the URL to the trial and many weeks after it started we finally can openly comment of this hideous doctor and the practice of LIVE BIRTH abortions and Murder.

No wonder the political Left. Aborted Parenthood and liberals wanted to sweep this under the rug.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/18/13 - 07:55 am
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Bodhisattva

are you say the 2 are the same?
If so do you have Human eggs for breakfast?

rockymissy1
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rockymissy1 04/18/13 - 08:15 am
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Abortion is murder!!!

I think everyone should go to aclj.org it has covered this story since the start of the trial (well as least that is as long as I have watched/listened to it). It also allows you to sign a petition to stop our federal tax dollors from funding "Planned Parenthood" whom say that they support this murder!!!

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/18/13 - 08:21 am
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Minorities make up around 31%
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Minorities make up around 31% of abortions. I'm saying everyone needs to stay out of a person's reproductive choices. I wonder how dozens upon dozens of stories over several years is "sweeping it under the rug"? The right evidently lives in a parallel universe where facts don't exist.

rockymissy1
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rockymissy1 04/18/13 - 08:29 am
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This story should be at the

This story should be at the top of the "Most Discussed" list because I do not believe that there is anything else on there that is more important!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 08:39 am
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hmmm...killing a person is a
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hmmm...killing a person is a "reproductive choice." I wonder how many "pro-choice" people would support this idea. Let's say that in the future, medical technology allows us to remove a fetus and keep it alive. That way the woman's choice to not be pregnant is fulfilled, but she still has a child to either support, or put up for adoption. If they fail to support this, I would imagine it is because the real motive of the abortion is not the right of the mother to do what she wants with her body, but her desire to shirk her responsibilities.

The left evidently lives in a parallel universe where a child with a beating heart is not really a person.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 08:41 am
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"Minorities make up around
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"Minorities make up around 31% of abortions."

Do they also make up 31% of the population at large?

Figures never lie, but liars can figure.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/18/13 - 09:02 am
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Whites make up 63% of the US
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Whites make up 63% of the US population. Amazingly the 31% of abortions by minorities doesn't exactly correlate to the percentage of 37% of minorities in the population. Real life vs. statistics. Once you get a few years older you'll understand how that works.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/18/13 - 09:07 am
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Bodhisattva, The last news

Bodhisattva,
The last news story was over 2 years ago, the trial is going on now. The evidence and reality of Gosnells house of horrors is being presented NOW. So why no coverage? You think people seeing cut up parts of babies might influance some peoples thinking about the true horror of abortion? Can''t have that can we...

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/18/13 - 09:49 am
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Bodhisattva

Where does your belief that its a "reproductive choice" start and stop? 8 months? 9 months? or up to 1 year? Most likely you support Euthanasia as well. The same mind set of or the founders of Planned parenthood which is to rid the world of the undesirable.

grouse
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grouse 04/18/13 - 10:09 am
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While not defending the
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While not defending the actions of the "doctor," the deaths of of fetuses and even, to some degree, newborns is not comparable to little children who are aware of what's happening being gunned down. I big outcry from The Chronicle and others to stop abortion, but where is the outcry to for gun control?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 10:16 am
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Bodhisattva, I'm well aware
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Bodhisattva, I'm well aware of how statistics work, are you? Give me the standard deviation of the following: 4, 5, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 4, 5, 8. Or, you can just make offensive, condescending remarks about how "when you get older."......if that makes you feel better about yourself.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/18/13 - 10:28 am
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A living baby in a womb can

A living baby in a womb can not be directly seen with the eyes, therefore it must not be real and therefore we can kill it. God can not be seen, therefore he must not be real as well, therefore they can attempt to kill him as well and they do so everyday with their words. BUT, He actually walked this earth and they literally killed him then; do we expect less from them now?? Their day is coming! The time for them killing is coming to an end!!

myfather15
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myfather15 04/18/13 - 10:41 am
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@Bodhisattva

Do you actually know why we say Bacon&Eggs for breakfast, and not for typically for lunch or dinner?? Seriously, do you?

Would it surprise you to know that was also indocrinated into our minds by other human beings?

Go ahead, do that quick google search and get back to me.

Oh heck, I'll just make it easy for you. Ever heard the name Bernays? Yes, he was a master propagandist and was hired to get people to buy more bacon. He used newpapers and convinced people "Bacon&Eggs" was the most healthy breakfast in the world. Imagine that, he used print media outlets to indoctrinate peoples minds!! Who would have thunk it!! My guess is, with your comment; you had no clue of your own indoctrination.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 10:49 am
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Myfather15... You shouldn't
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Myfather15... You shouldn't tell people to google things when they are already busy trying to figure out what a standard deviation is and how to calculate it so they don't look foolish for making condescending statements about someone else's knowledge of statistics.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/18/13 - 10:51 am
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Answer me this Liberals! Why

Answer me this Liberals!

Why does the Liberal / Socialist Democrat Party use and display children to promote every liberal cause, including a reason to ban firearms?

But approves and supports the millions of infanticides that have occurred?

Why do minorities support the Liberal / Socialist Democrat Party in greater numbers, when their political party strongly supports Aborted Parenthood. Who's original goal was to reduce minorities, the number of poor and what the founders considered undesirables?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 04/18/13 - 11:00 am
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Very good editorial. Thanks very much.

The main sleaze media really has been ignoring this sickening, psychopathic massacre, as they always do with anything that doesn't fit their political agenda.

Few news outlets are worth a darn anymore, and we are fortunate to have the Augusta Chronicle. In most cities, especially big cities, the msm is filled with hacks and whores with big egos and soulless agendas.

It's frightening when talent and intelligence is twisted so horribly to accomplish such evil. We already are suffering the consequences of letting this happen, and, from the way things look, it will get much, much worse. Our children and grandchildren are the ones who will really suffer from the degradation and dehumanization that we have allowed to take hold of our nation.

Abortion is a key element in this decline/demise, and we are seeing the increase of derivative horror almost weekly.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 04/18/13 - 11:02 am
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HA, I know what an SD is!

And I know what a sum of squares is, as well as a regression line!

Anyone who had to choose either statistics or a second semester of calculus in order to graduate knows those things.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/18/13 - 11:06 am
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Noone is interferring with

Noone is interferring with ANYONES "Reproductive choice". Sexual intercourse has the possibilty of causing pregnancy (except in homosexual of course). So, the choice is always there to NOT have sex. Thereby, leaving the "Reproductive choice" or rights, in the hands of the people when they decide to have sexual intercourse. Their CHOICE isn't being taken away at all. IF, they CHOOSE to have sex and the repercussion is the female becomes pregnant, they shouldn't have an EASY OUT. They should be held responsible for their decision, not allowed to violate the rights of a living human being (Baby) to life; just because they don't want the responsibility.

For an example; my wife and I didn't plan our first two children. They were complete surprises and YES, I was scared and nervous. We didn't even think she could have children because she already had one ovary removed at 19 years old. She also had endometriosis which we were told could also futher complicate her getting pregnant. BUT, 4 children later, it appears she certainly didn't have any problem getting pregnant. My point is, NEVER in all my nervousness or fear did I EVER think about killing my children while in the womb. No, they weren't planned but I CHOSE to have sex and a person had BETTER be prepared to deal with the consequences if they CHOOSE to do so.

But thats a problem in a leftist soceity; they want to be able to do ANYTHING they want, without facing the consequences. Even if it means killing an unborn child. Who cares, right? It hasn't been born yet. We can't see it so it's not real, right? So, whats the big deal with killing an unborn child? We've got to continue our lives of partying and clubbing and that child might interfere in that, so lets destroy it. Sounds a little like Casey Anthony to me. Honestly, whats the difference? One was born and the other wasn't?? Is that truly the difference in children, and being able to kill them for convenience?

"Reproductive choice"?? Non-sense rhetoric more like it!!

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 04/18/13 - 11:06 am
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Thanks!!

Thank you for reporting this! The main stream media black out on this horrific crime is shameful - But fortunately thanks to social media and a fire storm of twitter activity the story has gotten out. It is time women see the horrors of the abortion industry - and time the main stream media started being responsible about what they report to the world. Again, thank you for this editorial!!!

myfather15
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myfather15 04/18/13 - 11:15 am
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@HA

Actually, my guess is that we won't be seeing anymore comments from Ol Bod; they usually like to take cheap shots and run. Especially when hit with something they can't logically refute. I would be shocked to see more comments from them on this thread.

BUT, I suppose they could try really quick to learn what a standard deviation is and post again. I also suppose they could CLAIM to have known this history of bacon&eggs as breakfast food; but if they did, I bet they wouldn't have made that first comment about it. When you bust them out like we have, they usually run and hide; acting as if they didn't see the comment.

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