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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will finally make the Oregon militia men end their siege. But first let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Subaru, automotive partner of the National Park Service Centennial. Subaru encourages people to explore America's treasures and discover a national park adventure at findyourpark.com. Love - it is what makes a Subaru a Subaru. The Mai Family Foundation, supporting Fountain House, committed to providing opportunities for people with mental illness to live, work and learn through a community of mutual support. More information is available at fountainhouse.org. And the Walton Family Foundtaion, working to prepare all students for a lifetime of opportunity by ensuring access to high-quality K-12 choices. More information is available at waltonk-12.org.

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SAGAL: Now panel, what will get this siege to finally end? Greg Proops...

GREG PROOPS: You mean to get the al-Qaeda to desist from their new gentrification of Oregon?

SAGAL: Yes.

PROOPS: I think they demanded snacks, so I think they're going to finally have to leave to go get marshmallows for their gun-toting white people insurrection smores that they've been planning to make.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: The militia men of Oregon will finally leave the bird sanctuary when the songbirds of Oregan publish a guidebook called "Cuckoos of America."

SAGAL: And Roy Blount, Jr.

ROY BLOUNT, JR.: It's not just a a bird sanctuary. It's a wildlife refuge. So especially trained wildlife are going to be snuck in there. And the guys will wake up in the morning and find that something ate their big hats.

(LAUGHTER)

BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Greg Proops, Amy Dickinson. And to Roy Blount, Jr., thanks to him. Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal. We're back with you and we will see you next week.

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