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This was posted earlier today on the Gab Board and now I am reading this statement from this Pakista

Posted By: ss on 2008-03-04
In Reply to: Jeez Louise! I am speechless. What happened to her pro-US stance? - Wowza

Posted By: Sheri Steadman Administrator (see details inside) On: 2008-02-27


The mtstars.com domain name has been hijacked, so this website will probably go down and then come back up with old information (not current posts). We are setting up at mtstars.net and taking legal action to regain the mtstars.com domain. Please do not post at this site further as the domain has been taken over by an offshore entity.

Thank you for your loyalty over the years, but know that we are not gone. We plan to have mtstars.net up and running very soon ...

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