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Does Land Development Pay for Itself?
About About Mercatus Announcements Board of Directors Independence of Research Jobs Research Programs Staff Students Topics Call for Proposals F. A. Hayek…
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Fintech Lending
About About Mercatus Announcements Board of Directors Independence of Research Jobs Research Programs Staff Students Topics Call for Proposals F. A. Hayek…
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How to Fix American AAdvantage Lifetime Elite Status - View from the Wing
American’s Lifetime Status Program is Less Generous Than Delta, United American AAdvantage has an uncompetitive million miler program, recognizing lifetime…
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27 days ago
[Easy Chair] | The Wizard of Q, by Walter Kirn | Harper's Magazine
I n 2006, when the internet was younger and seemed to hold untapped artistic possibilities, I was asked to write a serial novel for Slate. The subject of the…
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4 weeks ago
The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust
“It’s definitely nice to try to eke out some completely parallel kind of world,” Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s founder, said. Illustration by Robert Beatty Not…
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.22 Long Rifle - Wikipedia
Jump to navigationJump to search Not to be confused with the less common .22 Long. The .22 Long Rifle (metric designation: 5.6×15mmR ) cartridge is a…
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5 weeks ago
The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $20bn startup driving Apple, Amazon and Facebook
O n a hot summer’s day in a lush, green Cairo garden just a stone’s throw from the Nile, 29-year-old Mostafa Amin is talking about bread. He’s speaking with the…
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6 weeks ago
Why Quant Investor Cliff Asness Is Staying Calm, Despite a Tough 2018
Billionaire, blogger, charismatic quant, and fount of Twitter rage : That’s Clifford Asness. Over 20 years, the former Goldman Sachs managing director and…
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11 Tips For Tactical Pistol Shooting - Guns & Ammo
Help grow shooting in America. Share this with a new shooter! NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE! GET THE DIGITAL EDITION! iTunes Google Play Windows Store A difference…
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6 weeks ago
Steelmanning The NIMBYs
[Epistemic status: very unsure. I sympathize with many YIMBY ideas and might support them on net; this post is me exaggerating the NIMBY parts of my brain to a…
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Opinion | There is no cleaning up this Brett Kavanaugh mess
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) after her floor speech on Friday in which she said she planned to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. (Alex…
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The Constitution of Knowledge
The Constitution of Knowledge Current Issue Long before Donald Trump began his political career, he explained his attitude toward truth with characteristic…
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Rightwingers should be ashamed of defending Viktor Orbán - AEI
Font Size AA If the recent vote in European Parliament to pursue unprecedented action against Hungary’s breaches of the EU’s core values has already had an…
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8 weeks ago
Feinstein's inexcusable handling of the Kavanaugh accusation - AEI
Font Size AA There are very few things I’m sure of in the latest, and worst, chapter in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. It’s like a “Choose Your Own…
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Opinion | She reported her rape. Her hometown turned against her. Can justice ever be served?
About that night Aug. 11, 2006, was a sweltering Friday night in the midst of a long, fatally hot summer. A 16-year-old girl reported that she was raped that…
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Four Changes to American AAdvantage: More Partner Airlines Online, New Refund Rule, and More - View from the Wing
American has announced four changes to its AAdvantage program. All are fairly minor and fall into the ‘good to know’ category that can make award booking…
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9 weeks ago
The Government Can’t Love You | National Review
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) We are weaponizing norms, using them as a battle shield when they can protect us and as a sword when they can hurt our enemies.…
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9 weeks ago
Opinion | Michael Avenatti: The Case for Indicting the President
Sol Wachtler, a former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, once famously remarked that grand juries were so easily swayed that they would “…
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9 weeks ago
How Obama Made It Easier for Trump to Launch a Nuke
Politico illustration: Getty/iStock Maybe we should talk about this? By MARC AMBINDER Most folks push to the back of their minds the harrowing notion that a…
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9 weeks ago
A manifesto for renewing liberalism
LIBERALISM made the modern world, but the modern world is turning against it. Europe and America are in the throes of a popular rebellion against liberal…
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9 weeks ago
The Bullet in My Arm
Lisk Feng I was shot on a Sunday. It was late and it was hot and I was 21, on my way home from dinner during summer break. I’d rolled the windows down because…
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Opinion | The Slippery Slope of Regulating Social Media
The promise of the internet, and social media in particular, was that it would not only allow anyone the opportunity to speak, but would also make it possible…
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Perspective | How to prepare a child for the birth of a new sibling
(iStock) Finding out I was pregnant with my second baby would have been as exciting as with the first but for one thing overshadowing the joy: How would I tell…
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10 weeks ago
Judith Giuliani on the Rudy She Married, and the Rudy She’s Divorcing
Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images “The man that he is now is absolutely not the man he was when I married him.” Judith Giuliani is every bit as calm…
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11 weeks ago
The Unconstrained Presidency
Carlos Barria / Reuters Essay Politics & Society Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump By and Elizabeth N. Saunders In the age of Donald Trump, it often…
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11 weeks ago
Opinion | What Did Pope Francis Know?
During the Catholic Church’s synod on the family in Rome in 2015, a rough-and-tumble affair in which Pope Francis pushed the assembled bishops to liberalize…
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11 weeks ago
The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
One researcher of language acquisition describes her basic question as “How do I get a thought from my mind into yours?” Illustration by Oliver Munday; source…
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How Trump Radicalized ICE
S ettling into a sense of safety is hard when your life’s catalog of memories teaches you the opposite lesson. Imagine: You fled from a government militia…
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12 weeks ago
Confessions of a prison psychiatrist: what life was like behind bars and how we kept control at Britain's 'worst' jail
T wo days after the shocking conditions in Birmingham Prison were made public, and the government took it back into public control from G4S, the private company…
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12 weeks ago
How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds – Member Feature Stories – Medium
W hen you’re on military exercise, sleep is a luxury. Maybe you can only snatch a few hours each day. So there’s nothing so frustrating as lying in your…
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august 2018
Road Trip | National Review
(PxHere) People often ask me why the Goldberg Family takes to the road so often. Well, here’s why. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly…
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august 2018
Dinesh D’Souza and the Decline of Conservatism
Lucas Jackson / Reuters Few have enjoyed quite so spectacular a comeback under President Donald Trump as the conservative polemicist and filmmaker Dinesh…
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august 2018
The Battle for Houston
Over the last half-century, Houston has developed an alternative model of urbanism. As the New Urbanist punditry mounts an assault on both suburban growth and…
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august 2018
What's Wrong with Public Policy Education - The American Interest
(Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Most programs train students to become capable policy analysts, but with no understanding of how to implement those policies…
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august 2018
Historical technical documentation and “how-to” build a civilization – Increment: Documentation
Ryan North, a comics writer and creator, once found himself trapped in a puzzle. Not a figurative one, but an accidental, literal one. He and his dog, Noam…
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august 2018
Frank Rich: In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American Dream
If you were standing in the smoldering ashes of 9/11 trying to peer into the future, you might have been overjoyed to discover this happy snapshot of 2018:…
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august 2018
Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purpose
Last fall, when John DiGravio arrived as a freshman at Williams College — a private, liberal arts institution in the Berkshires — the conservative from Central…
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august 2018
Historians Just Don’t Get Archivists. Here’s Why.
I occupy an unusual but not rare position: I am both an archivist and a trained historian. I write history, sometimes for popular outlets, but I spend a great…
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august 2018
The Rise of the Promotional Intellectual
T he main tasks of a professor are to teach and do research. The two sometimes vie for priority, but together they encapsulate what we expect professors to do,…
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august 2018
A Libertarian Case for the Common Good
I was sitting in a nondescript hotel ballroom, press credential strung around my neck, listening to the opening remarks at a conference in Washington, D.C. On…
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august 2018
The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage
1. Homecoming On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, Fred and Cindy Warmbier waited in agony. They had not spoken to their son Otto…
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august 2018
Why Racism Begets More Racism | National Review
Sarah Jeong (YouTube screengrab via Ars Technica) People are contorting themselves and their arguments in order to justify glib bigotry. EDITOR’S NOTE: The…
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august 2018
Opinion | How Republican Hypocrisy Lifts Social Democrats
To be a Republican is to oppose socialism. That opposition is practically encoded in the party’s DNA. Yet under Republican Party rule, socialism, or at least…
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august 2018
Opinion | The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley
Let me first state that I actually like Mark Zuckerberg and have since the day I met him more than a dozen years ago. But let me also say that he and Facebook,…
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august 2018
“A Dire Mistake”: Can Zuckerberg Beat Fake News Before It Breaks Us?
Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in April. By Mark Peterson/Redux. Less than a week after Donald Trump…
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august 2018
The Ambien Diaries
If you spend any time on online forums dedicated to recreational drug use, you are likely to gain a growing admiration for a member named SWIM. There is a forum…
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july 2018
Die Weltwoche | Weltwoche Online – www.weltwoche.ch: Interview of the Week: Peter Thiel:“Hypnotic Mass Phenomena” | Die Weltwoche, Ausgabe 29/2018
Interview of the Week: Peter Thiel Peter Thiel is one of Silicon Valley’s bigger-than-life characters. Now he is leaving the epicenter of the tech industry. A…
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july 2018
This Is What It's Like to Be Kidnapped by Pirates
Alex Reside In January 2012, journalist Michael Scott Moore was captured by a gang of pirates during a reporting trip in central Somalia. He would spend a total…
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july 2018
Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide
News Jeff Henry often said that his goal in life was to make customers of his family’s legendary water parks happy—“to put a smile on their faces, to give them…
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july 2018
How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies
Politico illustration/iStock/Wikipeida The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back. By ZACH DORFMAN SAN…
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july 2018
Human Intelligence – 1517 Fund – Medium
What I Learned from Interviewing with the CIA My notebook after I received a mysterious call… “The poet is of no party. Otherwise, he would be a mere mortal.” —…
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july 2018
The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics | Quanta Magazine
fundamental physics The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature By Natalie Wolchover July 20, 2018 New findings are fueling an old suspicion that…
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july 2018
Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic
Politico illustration/Getty and iStock Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face. When I wrote , back in February, that…
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july 2018
Life in Deadhorse, Alaska: It’s all about the oil
DEADHORSE, Alaska — This industrial outpost near the edge of theArctic Ocean is as grim as its name. Scraped out of the marshy tundra some 260 miles north of…
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july 2018
Secret Life of an Autistic Stripper
I walked past the stage and sat down at the bar, the neon lights illuminating my pink teddy, shadowed eyes, and crimson lips. I ordered my first drink of the…
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july 2018
How Not to Scout for Soccer Talent
Jonathan Bartlett I n 2001, Nadia Nadim , a 12-year-old Afghan girl living with her mother and sisters in a Danish refugee center, looked up and noticed a…
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july 2018
Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends?
Those who seek to reduce behavior to laws would seem hopelessly at odds with those who are fascinated by our full particularity. Illustration by Tamara Shopsin…
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july 2018
Opinion | A Better Way to Run Schools
Nigel Palmer, a New Orleans native, recently graduated from Xavier University. Credit William Widmer for The New York Times By Photographs by William Widmer…
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july 2018
Statutory Rulemaking Considerations and Judicial Review of Regulatory Impact Analysis
About About Mercatus Announcements Board of Directors Independence of Research Jobs Research Programs Staff Students Topics Call for Proposals F. A. Hayek…
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july 2018
Response to Request for Information Regarding the Bureau’s Consumer Complaint and Consumer Inquiry Handling Process
Financial Markets Public Interest Comment July 11, 2018 Response to Request for Information Regarding the Bureau’s Consumer Complaint and Consumer Inquiry…
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july 2018
Maybe We Should Give Up On NIMBY Cities
I want to lay out a provocative argument that I am not really going to fully stand behind, but want to throw out there for future discussion: maybe we should…
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july 2018
In with the Out Crowd
The Hedgehog Review : Vol. 20 No. 2 (Summer 2018) In with the Out Crowd: Contrarians, Alone and Together Steve Lagerfeld The Hedgehog Review: Summer 2018…
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july 2018
Breakout Ventures, spun out of Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs, has closed its debut fund with $60M
Lindy Fishburne has spent most of the last six years heading up Breakout Labs , a San Francisco-based program that’s underwritten by renowned investor Peter…
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july 2018
EuroTrip | National Review
President Donald Trump and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth inspect the Coldstream Guards during a visit to Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, July 13, 2018. (Kevin…
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july 2018
Wests launch $100 million health investment fund
Gary and Mary West, the co-founders of the West Wireless Health Institute, launched a $100 million investment fund, called the West Health Investment Fund, that…
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july 2018
Trumpism, If Not Trump, Is Here to Stay
Although it is hard to avoid fixating on the day-to-day of the Trump administration, much of the world is already asking, “What comes next?” It seems to me that…
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july 2018
The White Man, Unburdened | Quinn Slobodian & Stuart Schrader
In yet another rebuke to the idea of intellectual progress, many of us have grown up with Charles Murray. Our childhood memories of The Bell Curve controversy…
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july 2018
When Patriotism Loses Its Universality | National Review
(Pixabay) When nationalism-sold-as-patriotism becomes the primary rationale for any party in power, the toxic process of polarization and partisanship gets…
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july 2018
Opinion | George Mason University and the Charles Koch Foundation are protecting academic freedom
A statue of George Mason stands in the heart of George Mason University's Fairfax campus in 2010. (Manuel Balce Fairfax cam/AP) We at George Mason University…
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july 2018
Defending American Classical Liberalism | National Review
(Pixabay) A response to ‘radical’ Catholics who hold it to be intrinsically hostile to Christianity H ow should the religiously orthodox be disposed toward…
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july 2018
Religious-Freedom and LGBT Advocates Offer Rare Lessons in Pluralism | National Review
Jack Phillips speaks at a press conference outside the Supreme Court after oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , December…
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july 2018
Tipping the Scales
If Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27, is confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court will have a…
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july 2018
Cycle of Violence
A s violent crime remains at historical lows in much of the West, criticism of Broken Windows policing has grown more insistent. Skeptics, including New York…
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june 2018
Saving Democracy From Its Defenders - The American Interest
Not every departure from the status quo, objectionable as it may be, is necessarily a step towards tyranny. T hat one should not take the good things in…
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june 2018
Why Are Parents Bringing Their Children on Treacherous Treks to the U.S. Border?
Image Miriam, a Guatemalan asylum seeker with her son Franco at Casa Alitas, a private shelter that provides temporary housing in Tucson, Ariz. TUCSON, Ariz. —…
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june 2018
Krauthammer’s Take on Life | National Review
Charles Krauthammer (Fox News/YouTube) He couldn’t use most of his body, but he was a man in full. D ear Reader (And members of the Remnant everywhere), My plan…
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june 2018
How One Conservative Think Tank Is Stocking Trump’s Government
Credit Artwork by Ian Davis. Photograph by Andrew T. Warman for The New York Times. By O n the day after Thanksgiving in 2016, Ed Corrigan, then the vice…
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june 2018
A More-Than-Minimal Democracy - The American Interest
Democratic governance has to be about far more than just elections. A ccording to the sports writer Art Spander, democracy gives every voter a chance to do…
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june 2018
Why Aren’t More Men Working?
With unemployment at 3.8 percent , its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of…
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june 2018
Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback
Phillipe Huguen/Getty A perfect storm of political upheaval has led to the resurgence of a label with centuries-old roots. By DEREK ROBERTSON “I really call…
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june 2018
In Which I Find Myself Agreeing With (1) John Huppenthal and (2) The Charles Koch Institute
Search Articles Search Locations Search Events Search Slideshows The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch Education Media News Politics by 2 comments…
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june 2018
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