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Chavez may be gone. But he will never be forgotten.
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
A man can die, but his ideas remain
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Kevin2097 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I thought he was bad but I was wrong.
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CalvinCoolidge1924 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Can someone explain to me how this guy was a threat to the United States?
I’m American and I have no problem with him. If he wants to turn his country socialist, that is his business.
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ComradeLither Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm half-jokingly inclined to suggest it's fear his state will turn into a good example.

But beyond that, Venezuela never really threatened the US, just American (and other) businesses. As unfortunately businesses have become far too entangled in politics, the expectable happened.
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CalvinCoolidge1924 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Well that makes sense.

I'm sick of business intermingling with politics.
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ComradeLither Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aren't we all.
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Pandanaman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Chavez was a democracy hating authoritarian bastard but this quote is right.
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MDV1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Not while everybody in the country is starving while lived in incredible wealth. But I guess it's OK to do so as long as you spout the right party lines.
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artneo151 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
it is so sad that such good ideas were only a facade to hide the corruption of Chavez's regime and his ellimination of independent thinking media and how he fucked up Venezuela with what he did...

the problem with private owned health services and such, is that there is always corruption, private owned health, education etc is not inherently evil... but in the end it won't work because of corrupt idiots... the problem with Socialism, is that is normally used as a facade to some awful things (look at Castro and the Cuban People, who overthrew a dictator to let another rise)...
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Sorry, but the current key problem of Venezuela is not corruption but incompetence. ANd corruption can very well come also to private business in the same level. The ONLY difference is that private business needs to pay for something that state has for granted: impunity. But as they are able to pay, its all the same. The problem of non-democratic regimes, however, is that they often privilege the loyal above the competent people. That is what happened to Chavez and why he named Maduro as successor.
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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like Joe Hill Cesar Chavez who fought in their own time I know where I'm gona be right on that front line
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And where is that. ~ C
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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just an old song lyric www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VvTUC… Shrug
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LeRevolutionnaire Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
a great man and a great revolutionary, it was the cia that arranged his murder using cancer, along with several other "left" leaders, coincidence?  I don't think so

 www.sott.net/article/259371-CIA-cancer-weapon-killed-Chavez
 
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Jmoc1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
He was a wise man. Although he had moral issues, he is still considered a wise man.
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lichtie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Very True. Privatisation is 'killing' the National Health Service. People are more important than the profits that are salted away in 'Tax Havens'.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
From what I've read on it, the NHS was dying long before anyone even breathed the word "privatisation" about it.

Oh, and perhaps those people who are salting away their money are trying to give folks like you a clue?
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lichtie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013

Admittedly, the NHS WAS and IS in the need of some reform to meet the dynamics of a society that has changed greatly since its inception after WWII.

However, the NHS has provided health care for ALL residents of Britain, not just the rich, as it would seem to be the case of the US where millions cannot afford Health Insurance and die from the results of a lack of hospital and health care. 'Privatisation' of the NHS is turning the clock back to the beginnings of the 20th Century. The British people pay Taxes and National Insurance (according to their income and resources: property, investment returns and so on). The burden for the upkeep of the social infrastructure (including Health Care, 'Old' Age Pensions (which working class people have contributed to all their working lives), Benefits for the disabled and the needy is increasingly falling upon the less well off members of our society. I hesitate to use the descriptor 'POOR', as, in relative terms, we are in one of the more wealthy and privileged societies on the planet.

Nevertheless, I am certainly, not hesitant in criticising the manner in which the Rich (Fat Cats) are dodging  paying their FAIR share and are, instead, setting up 'front' companies in different countries to avoid paying Corporation Tax. As seems to be the case in both the US and the UK. Indeed, 'Salting' may be the wrong term, as recent events would seem to suggest that a substantial proportion of the 'wealth' of the 'Fat Cats' is being spent upon Crystal Meth, and Crack Cocaine. No wonder that the B(W)ankers have trashed the economies of the world. In the UK, it was the 'People', (yes, we do still try to think of others, rather than engage in selfish individualism and accruing personal wealth that virtually says F&*K you, I'm all right), that bailed out the Banks and Financial Institutions. Those 'Guilty' of making the mess, were rewarded with multi-million and $ pay-offs. Is this justified? or another example of the corrupt political and financial systems currently in place. Now that, the Banks have 'cash' again and are being split up and sold off to surprise, surprise, Private Investment Groups (curious how the acronym PIG seems to appear), the tax-payer which 'rescued' the Banks etc will receive nothing, despite high inflation and increasing energy costs. Unemployment is increasing in most sectors of the economy other than that of 'High Earners'.  Nurses and Doctors are working longer hours and shifts, with reduced staff and equipment. People are dying because of a lack of funding in essential areas. Privatisation is part of the illness not part of the treatment. I would also suggest that you might, perhaps, widen you reading material in order to gain a wider and more representative viewpoint.


 I'm not sure what exactly you mean by 'needing' a clue about salting away (false) wealth.

"Be happy with what you have and don't lust or crave for that which you don't need". Material and Financial 'Wealth' doesn't 'make' you a better person, in fact, it makes you the opposite: crass, boorish and contemptible. 

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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
"However, the NHS has provided health care for ALL residents of Britain, not just the rich, as it would seem to be the case of the US where millions cannot afford Health Insurance and die from the results of a lack of hospital and health care."

Then why am I reading these horror stories on it:








"Nevertheless, I am certainly, not hesitant in criticising the manner in which the Rich (Fat Cats) are dodging  paying their FAIR share and are, instead, setting up 'front' companies in different countries to avoid paying Corporation Tax. As seems to be the case in both the US and the UK." 

Who and by what right, by what code, by what standard gets to define "fair share"?  And as much as folks like you would prefer to believe otherwise, there are people out there who became wealthy fair and square.  It would do you a world of good not to pass collective judgements.

"Be happy with what you have and don't lust or crave for that which you don't need". Material and Financial 'Wealth' doesn't 'make' you a better person, in fact, it makes you the opposite: crass, boorish and contemptible."

I don't recognize your right to decide what other people choose to pursue in their lives.  And who would provide funding for these hospitals you claim need it so badly if no one pursued wealth?  

"I'm not sure what exactly you mean by 'needing' a clue about salting away (false) wealth." 

Well, since you've apparently already passed judgement on such people without any evidence, this probably won't mean much, but many of those people who put in the time and effort to earn their wealth are saying to anyone who didn't (ie, politicians) "I don't recognize your right to a penny of my money."
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lichtie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013

Pity you only seem to peruse 'Right Wing' Newspapers.(The papers you have listed are major contributors to the Conservative Party). Legislation would seem to be the 'Democratic' way to decide what is 'fair', however, the 'Rich and Influential' have corrupted the politicians and law makers on both sides of the Atlantic (and elsewhere). The 'people' no longer have any influence to determine their own lives and futures. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to announce in his Autumn Statement today that the Pension Age will rise to 68. The average life expectancy in Scotland (from statistics on average incomes) is 59.8. That's one to solve the deficit, let the less well off die before the can retire. As I'm sure is the case in the US, most (and I do stress most ) politicians and wealthy have inherited wealth (and therefore have not 'earned' it), furthermore, hardly one has done any physical hard work in their entire lives. They have had a very 'privileged' upbringing and an excellent education (free and high standard education (as in health care) is one of the bedrocks of a decent, humane AND Democratic Society.

The amount of money wasted in election campaigns (donated by the wealthy, which, I suppose is THEIR democratic right) is obscene. There should be a cap on spending on these campaigns. How many schools, hospitals could this amount of cash build, support or even keep open?

Thee acquisition of vast wealth is usually (but not always) derived from the exploitation of others. This is especially true with the continual rising power of MNCs in the process of increasing Globalisation. It, will be interesting to see when China becomes the Economic Power that the US once was. China already owns a large tract of both US and UK manufacturing bases and financial institutions, as well as Government Bonds. We are all in 'hock' to China. Maybe China will start calling the shots on both our societies' way of life' and distribution of wealth.

There is vast gulf between US viewpoints on Taxation and the average Briton, Scotland especially which is historically more socialist than Most of England, the North East and North West being exceptions. In the area of Scotland where I live, as well has other areas, there are large Estates that have been 'owned' by the same family for generations( a nice little bit of inbreeding here, much the same as the Royal Family) In living memory, Estate workers were 'told' how to vote, if they didn't vote 'correctly' they would lose their jobs and they and their wife and children would be made homeless. Often they had to leave their 'tied' accommodation within 24 hours or even less.

 NHS-Scotland does have flaws, but, in general, is more efficient than the rest of the 'country'. The Scottish people will have their say on our future next year when we can vote for an Independent Scotland. WE, will then have right to decide what is a 'fair' rate of taxation and what benefits the social infrastructure can accrue from this independence. As you can probably guess, I will be voting yes.


An interesting little tome (well, not so little) is Erik S. Reinert's 'How Rich Countries Got Rich...... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor'. It is objective in putting forward a viewpoint, which is more than can be said for the delusional ravings of the papers you mention. 

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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
If you believe that the violation of property rights of anyone will benefit you in the end, you're in for a rude awakening when you have to put your life where your mouth is.
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lichtie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013

The land was stolen from the people dumb ass. Americans are great ones to speak about violation of property rights! What about all the land Americans stole from the original inhabitants? Massacred thousands, put the survivors into 'Reservations'. Then , when it was found that, that land had 'valuable' commodities such as gold, oil, coal, moved them on again into even more arid land. So much for THEIR 'Property Rights'. Try reading Howard Zinn's "A Peoples History of the United Sates".

I'm quite willing to, and have gone on protests about the unfair distribution of wealth on a global scale. So, I guess, I Do put my life where my mouth is.

I've also protested against the false reasons for invading other countries by the US and UK, who also infringe the rights of the people of other nations to determine their own future. British Imperial History is one of shame to many opened minded British People as it should be. Funny how people in the US who protest against 'Wall Street' and outright lies about the causes and motives for invasions and covert operations in other countries are labelled 'Lefties, Commies, Pinkos, Trots etc.

How many puppet governments under Fascist and Brutal Dictators has the US installed and supported since the adoption of the 'Monroe Doctrine'?

Does Globalisation mean that the US can interfere any where there are events that are not in the 'National Interest'. Monsanto-The United Fruit Companies record on the mal-treatment of indigenous workers is well known, but I suppose you would not think that unfair, as long as the share holders make a buck. Most major MNCs also bribe puppet governments to use 'Export Processing Zones'. EPZs also have deplorable working and living conditions. Girls of the age of 13-14 are forced to work 10 hours a day ( for less than a $), so that people of western countries with market driven economies (especially the US) can have the latest designer clothing and jewellery and so on.  How would you like to have your sister or daughter, or brother, or son live and work under these conditions.

It's about time that North Americans such as yourself climbed out of their safe, comfortable, materialistic and isolationist cave and looked at the real world and the human deprivation that is around us.

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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
"The land was stolen from the people dumb ass. Americans are great ones to speak about violation of property rights! What about all the land Americans stole from the original inhabitants? Massacred thousands, put the survivors into 'Reservations'. Then , when it was found that, that land had 'valuable' commodities such as gold, oil, coal, moved them on again into even more arid land. So much for THEIR 'Property Rights'. Try reading Howard Zinn's "A Peoples History of the United Sates"."


Sorry, too devoted to facts to read bullshit.

"I'm quite willing to, and have gone on protests about the unfair distribution of wealth on a global scale. So, I guess, I Do put my life where my mouth is." 

I'm talking about having every single piece of property you own and have worked for taken from you because you no longer have any claim to it.  That, my friend, is a far, far different thing than going to a protest.

"It's about time that North Americans such as yourself climbed out of their safe, comfortable, materialistic and isolationist cave and looked at the real world and the human deprivation that is around us." 

I do.  Difference between you and I is that I don't let go of logic and facts while doing so.
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Privatization is a bad idea because the easiest way for a business to make money is to lay off workers and cut corners. 
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Chavez - Dictator who seized control of the Venezuela Supreme Court
Chavez - Dictator who shut down journalism
Chavez - Dictator who undercut human rights
Chavez - Dictator who ended free speech 
Chavez - Dictator who ended public assembly
Chavez - Dictator who intimidated and imprisoned political enemies
Chavez - Dictator who censored state run TV
Chavez - Dictator who assaulted judicial independence
Chavez - Dictator who pressured courts to rule as he wanted
Chavez - Dictator who shut down TV and radio stations
Chavez - Dictator who restricted websites and internet
Chavez - Dictator who removed TV stations from the airway when they criticized him.
Chavez - Dictator who blocked international human rights monitors
Chavez - Dictator who destroyed documentation on human rights violations.
Chavez - Dictator who sided with North Korea, Iran, Libya, and Burma
Chavez - Dictator who who helped Castro maintain repressive rule.
Chavez - Dictator who blocked immigration OUT of his country
Chavez - Dictator who made Rocio San Miguel disappear
Chavez - Dictator who Shut down Globoision
Chavez - Dictator who arrested Oswaldo Paz for "making false statements"  (Paz is dead now)
Chavez - Dictator who shut down banks that held TV and media accounts
Chavez - Dictator who packed his supreme court with yes men.
Chavez - Dictator who killed 56 prisoners who rioted, wanting food.
Chavez - Dictator who arrested journalists who reported on the prison murders
Chavez - Dictator who seized more than 1000 privately owned companies
Chavez - Dictator who somehow had 2 billion dollars in his personal assets while his people beg in the streets for food.

Chavez - Dictator who is Dead!   Long may he stay Dead!
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revinchristianhatol Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Chavez - Dictator who seized control of the Venezuela Supreme Court
Chavez - Dictator who shut down journalism
Chavez - Dictator who undercut human rights
Chavez - Dictator who ended free speech 
Chavez - Dictator who ended public assembly
Chavez - Dictator who intimidated and imprisoned political enemies
Chavez - Dictator who censored state run TV
Chavez - Dictator who assaulted judicial independence
Chavez - Dictator who pressured courts to rule as he wanted
Chavez - Dictator who shut down TV and radio stations
Chavez - Dictator who restricted websites and internet
Chavez - Dictator who removed TV stations from the airway when they criticized him.
Chavez - Dictator who blocked international human rights monitors
Chavez - Dictator who destroyed documentation on human rights violations.
Chavez - Dictator who sided with North Korea, Iran, Libya, and Burma
Chavez - Dictator who who helped Castro maintain repressive rule.
Chavez - Dictator who blocked immigration OUT of his country
Chavez - Dictator who made Rocio San Miguel disappear
Chavez - Dictator who Shut down Globoision
Chavez - Dictator who arrested Oswaldo Paz for "making false statements"  (Paz is dead now)
Chavez - Dictator who shut down banks that held TV and media accounts
Chavez - Dictator who packed his supreme court with yes men.
Chavez - Dictator who killed 56 prisoners who rioted, wanting food.
Chavez - Dictator who arrested journalists who reported on the prison murders
Chavez - Dictator who seized more than 1000 privately owned companies
Chavez - Dictator who somehow had 2 billion dollars in his personal assets while his people beg in the streets for food.
Chavez - Dictator who supports Argentina's claim to the Falklands (Malvinas).
Chavez - Dictator who drags Venezuela from the US-back Andean Community to the Russia-backed Mercosur/Mercosul.


Chavez - Dictator who is Dead!   Long may he stay Dead!
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
KOOL PORN BRO!!!!
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
what porn?   
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
jimnewsphotos.deviantart.com/a…

Personally, I think her ass is incredibly artistic
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Randomly found this comment and link while browsing through the comment section... me like. ~ C
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
WOAH I can see why! Your favourites section is almost entirely pictures of pornographic cartoon young girls, lmao!! XD
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for visiting and enjoy yourself while your here. Don't know if your trying to be funny or insulting or both but I'll pretend its a compliment. ~ C
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Neither, it's just an observation: I'm truly surprised at just how much you enjoy cartoon porn of suspiciously young-looking children.
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
It is... but Porn?  not really.
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Jmoc1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Great mother of fap!
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I was being ironic, it would be at best charitable to suggest that the artistic merit is difficult to find in an underwear clad ladies' ass
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Oh... I didn't catch it as ironic.... You were just sounding like an ass hole.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
An asshole - like the subject of your picture, perhaps? ;)
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
You say all that like commies give a damn about facts and morality.
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Commies like you only care about power and control.... not the people  ... stop lying about the real reasons.  Dictators die with billions in their personal accounts, stolen from the people.


FLAT TAX... TERM LIMITS... FREEDOM
That's what works.
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Valendale Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"TERM LIMITS"

Because nothing says freedom like an unconstitutional ban on voting for who you want to vote for after his or her second term right?
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But there is inherent problem with that; what if a president rigs the vote to get him elected over and over and over again? ~ C
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Valendale Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's an inherent problem with politics in general though, it doesn't really matter if it's one person or a party doing it.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I guess so. ~ C
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
ah... you might want to READ the constitution   And while your'e at it, read surrounding documents that helped found our nation.  None of our founding fathers expected anything but term limited offices.    It's NOT unconstitutional.   By the way, we're a constitutional republic, not a raw democracy.
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Valendale Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Term Limits were injected by the republicans after FDR died because they wanted to make sure the American People could never keep electing a populist president ever again.
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JimNewsPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
wow.... yeah... that is how the libs rewrite history.   It was actually a bipartisan agreement but anything libs don't like in the world they blame on republicans.
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Valendale Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ok well it's great to know that you find this "bipartisan" agreement to take freedom away from voters so important to your ideology, it helps illustrate how much of a hypocrite you are.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Uh, I'm speaking in support of you, chum.  I'm a staunch capitalist.
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