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Published:April 16th, 2011 15:15 EST
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Wrong Statue Of Liberty Graces New Stamp Issued By US Post Office

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The US post office had egg on its face Friday after realizing that a stamp showing the Statue of Liberty in close up was not taken in New York`s harbor, but Las Vegas.

The mix-up in the 44 cent stamp meant that envelopes are in fact adorned with a replica of the famed statue in the kitschy Nevada gambling capital rather than the weathered and revered original in the Big Apple."

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AFP

The replica of the Statue of Liberty located in kitschy Sin City better symbolizes what America stands for more than the stately original in New York City.

America is all about greed, mindless consumption of consumer goods best exemplified by the slogan "Whatever happens in Vegas stay in Vegas."

Ellis Island, where the Statue of Liberty is located, was the gateway for millions of immigrant who dreamed of working hard and achieving the American Dream. That is so corny and yesterday, the Vegas of easy money, topless show girls is the America of today!

The post office did not make a mistake, the Vegas Statue of Liberty stamp is as American as Apple Pie and pay day loans.

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