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GuyFawkes10 - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Take O out of it, Whose executive order is it?
LeroyTirebiter - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
I understand the discussion about 2nd amendment rights. Probably should take Obama out of the equation for this one. See SNOPES. Oh, wait... that's right - since SNOPES doesn't support your position it must be something only idiots look at. My mistake.
qfingers - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Perhaps it's just people taking offense to my comment about the danger to police officers. I'm a realist...not a worry wart. If you take the logic that any armor piercing round is a threat to law enforcement then you logically should look at what the biggest threat is...handguns....and we've already been through the exercise of banning those in too many places. I am convincable though....just…
convoy32 - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
I'll find them anyway,he ain't stopping me from my rights,you people better pay attention where this heading? He has got 2 long years to change a lot by executive action!! I ain't doing anything this crazy man is trying to make me do! America you better wake up fast or it will be to late, its time to impeachment this wacko,QUICK!!! Just saying
QuincyGuy - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
If you are thinking "I don't have a AR-15, so it doesn't affect me" then think again. If they get by with this, the next bullets or guns he will do this to is YOURS. Think about this. Think real hard! Write/Call your Congressmen in Washington and tell then NO or they are history the next election and then follow through next election. Elect another Democratic President and KISS YOUR…

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Maybe O'Reilly actually believes his own false stories

41 minutes ago by (Laurence Lewis)

What if Bill O'Reilly actually believes his own bullshit? Is it really possible to lie so often to so many people about so many things? Witnessing combat from 1,200 miles away. Witnessing protesters being killed when none were.  Rescuing a photographer who never was rescued. It's as if his entire adventure…
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Some hero: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker compares protesters to ISIS

2 hours, 11 minutes ago by (Mark E Andersen)

"If you don't agree with me, you are an enemy to be vanquished." Sigh. I tire of writing about my governor, there are so many other things I would like to write about. Like the fact that there are no more union coal miners in Kentucky. I would love to write about Buzz Aldrin's recent testimony to the…
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Whose history is women's history?

3 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Denise Oliver Velez)

Hidatsa woman, Mrs. White Duck As we segue from Black History Month into Women's History Month, the shift in images across the internet, on official sites, and in museums moves from black to white. Yet if we are to truly tell the her-stories of the women of this land, should we not start at the beginning…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: damn it, Spock

5 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Mark Sumner)

We return you now to the stars, Leonard," fellow "Star Trek" cast member George Takei wrote on Facebook. "You taught us to 'Live long and prosper,' and you indeed did, friend," said Takei, recalling the trademark phrase uttered by Nimoy's character. Logically, the next thing to do is come past the break…
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Sunday Talk: Killing Santa

12 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Silly Rabbit)

This week, your humble diarist was in country, and bore witness as the #LlamaDrama played out (on cable TV)—LIVE! Hoping to win a Peabody Award (or even a Polk Award), I got back in my limousine, and ordered my driver to take the highway to the danger zone. Unfortunately, thanks to Obamanet, we were…
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Open thread: O'Reilly, terrorists and history

13 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Barbara Morrill)

What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Wisconsin Gov. Walker compares protesters to ISIS, by Mark E Andersen Maybe O'Reilly actually believes his own false stories, by Laurence Lewis All-American terrorists, by Susan Grigsby Five questions Americans must answer about Iran, by Jon Perr Janet Yellen gets…
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The 'dark money' that helped elect Gov. Ducey in AZ now targets school officials who criticize him

3 days, 19 hours ago by (Mother Mags)

George Orwell would be proud: Gov. Ducey cuts school budgets and calls it an increase It's no secret that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sucked up to the Koch boys and took piles of their cash, along with other outside dark money. He's following the playbook scripted by Wisconsin's Scott Walker, which will…
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Pittsburgh man writes police chief after witnessing police brutality and seeing immediate coverup

2 days, 4 hours ago by (Shaun King)

The blood of Devon Davis, covering the snow on the Pittsburgh streets after being brutally beaten by Pittsburgh police Earlier this week Pittsburgh, PA resident Samm Hodges bore witness not only to an extreme case of police brutality, but the quick coverup and lies that police often spin to cover their…
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Cartoon: Animal Nuz #240 - I Remember Llama Edition

1 day, 1 hour ago by (ericlewis0)

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This week at progressive state blogs: Stupidity about teen sex in KY, making silencers legal in AZ

17 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily…
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ATF proposal to limit armor-piercing ammunition results in run on that ammunition

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Hunter)

Noooooooooooo. Hey look, America's gun fetishists are sprinting to their local stores to buy armor-piercing bullets because they really, really need armor-piercing bullets. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said this month that it planned to restrict the armor-piercing 5.56-millimeter…
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Occupy Oak Flat asks Obama to declare site a national monument

2 days ago by (Mother Mags)

Tonto National Forest One executive action most conservatives hate is the establishment of a national monument, which the president can do without congressional approval. He/She marks out some land on a map, declares it ecologically or culturally significant, gives it a name, and signs a piece of paper…
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T.J. Maxx and Marshalls follow Walmart on $9 pay, but Target says no

3 days ago by (Laura Clawson)

Walmart's decision to raise 500,000 workers' pay to $9 an hour in April is having a ripple effect in the retail industry, with TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, saying it will raise its minimum pay to $9 an hour in June and, for workers who've been with the company for six…
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This week in the war on workers: Warren blasts Trans-Pacific Partnership

21 hours, 46 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

In a Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains one of the reasons working people should be really, really nervous about the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Obama administration is pushing: [Investor-State Dispute Settlement] would allow foreign companies to challenge U.S. laws — and potentially…
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View from the left—building a climate movement around Keystone XL

22 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Kerry Eleveld)

In October of 2011, the National Journal ran this headline about the Keystone XL pipeline debate: "Insiders: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline This Year." The article's lede noted that "virtually all" or "70 percent" of the publication's energy and environment "insiders" said President Obama would…
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House democrats to probe funding for climate contrarians

23 hours, 41 minutes ago by (DarkSyde)

In a turnabout is fair play move, House democrats have launched an investigation into the funding sources of several key climate change skeptics likely based on concerns over the recent revelations about Willie Soon. But a number of leading climate scientists privately expressed concern to me about this: Arizona…
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How the white imagination of a black threat continues to make justice elusive

2 days, 3 hours ago by (Shaun King)

Kendrec McDade, Amadou Diallo, Tamir Rice As long as the law allows white men to act on their imagination of a black threat of violence, justice will remain a rare, elusive occurrence in America. It cannot and should not be enough for police or citizens to simply believe, based not on facts, but the…
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The (not entirely new) Republican War on American History

1 day, 1 hour ago by (Steve Singiser)

First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Ed. NHS in Topeka, KS Headline #1—"Oklahoma Republicans may have outlawed Advanced Placement courses": Oklahoma Republican legislators are debating whether Advanced Placement courses should be taught in their state's public schools. Let's pause…
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Obama focuses on retirees, financial adviser initiative in weekly address

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Susan Gardner)

But right now, there are no rules of the road. Many financial advisers put their clients’ interest first – but some financial advisers get backdoor payments and hidden fees in exchange for steering people into bad investments. All told, bad advice that results from these conflicts of interest costs middle-class…
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This week in science: live long and prosper

1 day, 3 hours ago by (DarkSyde)

We lost the man who played the first "cool" science nerd yesterday. Maybe that's why his death is having a bigger impact on many of us than we would have thought, until now. We are rapidly growing obsolete as the singularity approaches: Researchers unveiled a software system Wednesday which had taught…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Huge fail for Boehner and GOP

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Greg Dworkin)

Today Health: Leonard Nimoy became famous for a character who was out of this world, but he succumbed to an illness all too common in real life. The respected and revered "Star Trek" actor spent his final year urging people to learn from his mistakes and quit smoking. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic…
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Open thread for night owls: Live long and prosper

1 day, 13 hours ago by (Hunter)

Nimoy and other Star Trek cast members celebrate the unveiling of the NASA space shuttle 'Enterprise', 1976 NASA: NASA is mourning the passing today, Feb. 27, 2015, of actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his role as Star Trek's Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock. The sci-fi classic served as an inspiration…
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Economics Daily Digest: Missing the monetary policy mark, participatory budgeting, and a goodbye

2 days, 4 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to updates from the Roosevelt Institute. The Roosevelt Institute has produced the Daily Digest five days a week since 2009, but its time has now come to an end. Today will be the final Daily Digest; however, we hope you'll…
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Georgia Republicans latest to propose airing of right-wing propaganda as 'history' in public schools

2 days, 22 hours ago by (Steve Singiser)

Ga. lawmakers introduce a resolution urging schools to show my "America" film as an antidote to left-wing propaganda — @DineshDSouza Oh, for the love of... Georgia lawmakers last week introduced a resolution calling on schools to screen conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's…
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Meet the cancer patient who could lose treatment thanks to the Supreme Court

2 days, 20 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

The potential executioners. Sarah Kliff at Vox has the story of Marilyn Schramm, a 63-year-old retiree who doesn't yet qualify for Medicare, and who has an $800 plan from, because she lives in Texas and Texas didn't create its own exchange. Federal subsidies pick up about half of Schramm's…
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House Republicans chicken out and fund Homeland Security for another week

1 day, 14 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

The one-week Homeland Security funding bill the Senate quickly passed to bail out House Speaker John Boehner and keep the doors to DHS open for another week has passed in the House, with a vote of 357-60. Leadership needed to avert another hijacking by Republican malcontents, so they brought the bill…
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What you missed at CPAC today: ISIS, Nazis, and Sean Hannity knows you're pregnant

1 day, 15 hours ago by (Hunter)

Look, it says 'Conservative' right there. LOVE ME. What you missed at the conservative gathering known as CPAC today, almost certainly because you had better things to do. Sen. Marco Rubio botched foreign policy knowledge 101 during his speech, predictably because he was trying to baselessly…
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Senate bails out Boehner, funds Homeland Security for one week ... shutdown (maybe) averted for now

1 day, 16 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Once again, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to bail out House Speaker John Boehner. McConnell and Minority Leader Reid have just agreed to—and passed by voice vote—a one-week funding extension. Since Boehner decided to skip the funding option that would most certainly pass easily for him—accepting the…
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Department of Homeland Security issues shutdown plans

1 day, 16 hours ago by (Hunter)

Here we go again. Another deadline, another looming shutdown, and another government contingency plan put into action until House Republicans can muster the will to keep basic government functions running. The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security…
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Cheers and Jeers: "Good Riddance, February" FRIDAY!

1 day, 17 hours ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… A Monumental Achievement You may have heard that President Obama designated three new three new National Monuments last week that are designated "to protect objects of historic or scientific interest." They are: Honouliuli Internment Camp (Link) Honouliuli is nationally…
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CPAC attendees: Let Homeland Security shut down!

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Hunter)

Because hats. There's one contingent of people who are happy that House Republicans are apparently willing to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, and as it happens, they're all meeting nearby. At CPAC! [M]any conservatives here in the grand ballroom, sporting "Run Ben Run" t-shirts that encourage…
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Boehner's choices on funding Homeland Security ...

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Kerry Eleveld)

Still practicing. House Speaker John Boehner's caucus is in chaos, and members have been told to stick around for more votes tonight and potentially over the weekend. Boehner has several options: 1) Finally, just put the Senate's "clean" bill on the floor and fund Homeland Security through September.…
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Cartoon: The (in)complete field guide to American extremists

1 day, 18 hours ago by (BrianMcFadden)

Click to enlarge. It was another dumb week in dumbness. Everyone was arguing over the semantics of “radical this, extremist that” instead of what can be done about ISIS. The options are terrible and nobody in elite circles wants to admit there’s nothing we can do. Over a decade of the United States’…
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Chaos in the House: Boehner loses control of Homeland Security vote

1 day, 19 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

After a long afternoon of wrangling Republicans, House leadership brought a short-term Homeland Security funding bill to the floor. It failed spectacularly. In a what was supposed to be a 15 minute vote, Boehner held it open as his deputies desperately try to get the hard-liners to switch votes. It did…
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Uninsured wing-nut, anti-Obamacare ex-sheriff raising money for medical bills

1 day, 21 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Richard Mack Ah, life. Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former sheriff and his wife do not have health insurance…
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Obamacare lawsuit architect: It will be Obama's fault if millions lose insurance

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Now even one of the architects of the lawsuit that could cripple Obamacare is joining the let's blame Obama when millions lose their insurance. This is the line of defense from Republicans who hope it will deflect attention away from the fact that they brought this lawsuit in the first place, and that…
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Republican National Committee's block on 'liberal' interviewers backfires at CPAC 2015

1 day, 21 hours ago by (Kerry Eleveld)

Ever since the GOP's failure to capture the popular vote for five of the last six presidential elections, many Republicans framed their issue as a messaging problem: If only they explained their antiquated anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, anti-LGBT views better, voters would embrace them. Then…
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Midday open thread: I don't care what you say, that dress is white and gold

1 day, 21 hours ago by (Barbara Morrill)

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is America the Rudyful: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Wisconsin Gov. Walker compares protesters to ISIS, by Mark E Andersen Maybe O'Reilly actually believes his own false stories, by Laurence Lewis All-American terrorists, by Susan Grigsby Five questions Americans…
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Scott Walker has compared protesters to ISIS before

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Hunter)

What's that? You mean Scott Walker's comparison of Wisconsin protesters to ISIS terrorists isn't just a case of crossed neurons at CPAC, but is an actual argument he's used before? [I]t’s gone largely overlooked, but yesterday wasn’t even the first time he’s raised this argument. Just last week, Walker…
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Chris Christie, CPAC edition, now a proud warrior against women

2 days ago by (Joan McCarter)

Playing to the crowd. Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) at CPAC is doing his damnedest to pretend he's another tea partier, bashing Jeb Bush and his "elite" establishment roots and declaring that he's with them in the War on Women. He's totally "pro-life" don't you know, when pro-life means preventing abortion…
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Former Homeland Security officials say shutdown will hobble government response to terrorist attacks

1 day, 23 hours ago by (Kerry Eleveld)

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt voted against funding Homeland Security Friday because employees will just "show up" whether they get paid or not. If Congress fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security by the end of Friday, former DHS officials say the impacts will be real even if not immediately obvious…
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Another Boehner fail looms in Homeland Security shutdown fight

1 day, 23 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

As usual, House Speaker John Boehner has a problem with his conference. And, as usual, it's over a shutdown fight. And, as usual, he has an easy out if he just cuts loose the crazies. The Senate has passed—overwhelmingly and in a bipartisan vote—a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security…
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Former Grassley staffer: Supreme Court 'doomsday scenario' would 'impact everyone'

2 days, 19 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Sen. Chuck Grassley was at the heart of the development of Obamacare, and one of his key staff members from that time has a dire warning about what the Supreme Court might do to gut the law. "The doomsday scenario could materialize, and it does impact everyone," said lawyer Christopher Condeluci, who…
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Supreme Court playing with fire in Obamacare case

2 days, 18 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

John Roberts might not be smiling for long. The Supreme Court hears arguments on Wednesday, March 4 in King v. Burwell, the case that will determine if people buying health insurance on the federal exchange should be able to receive federal subsidies. Setting aside the serious legal deficiencies in…
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Senate passes 'clean' DHS funding bill through Sept. 30, all eyes on House GOP's 'amateur hour'

2 days, 1 hour ago by (Kerry Eleveld)

Senate Democrats and Republicans voted 68-31 to pass a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September. The anti-immigrant riders were stripped out of the bill. The bill will now head to the House, where Speaker John Boehner spent the morning chasing after a bill…
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House Democrats still saying 'no' to Boehner's 3-week Homeland Security funding bill

2 days, 1 hour ago by (Kerry Eleveld)

Democrats still aren't on board with House Speaker John Boehner's ploy to pass a bill that only extends Homeland Security funding for three weeks. So he'll have to find the votes himself. Here's a statement from a Democratic leadership aide issued Thursday. The House Democratic leadership is whipping…
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Harry Reid is still making Republicans really, really mad

2 days, 2 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Harry Reid, still pretty much a badass. The new Republican majority in the Senate is whining about Harry Reid being a bully as much as they did when they were in the minority. He just makes them so darned mad! The new Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, wanted to initiate a lengthy floor debate…
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Cartoon: America the Rudyful

2 days, 2 hours ago by (Mark Fiore)

I know he’s just crying out for attention, but Rudy Giuliani saying “I do not believe that the president loves America,” highlights some deeper issues in the Republican party and our democracy in general. For one, the failed presidential candidate and former mayor made the statement at a private dinner…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Chris McDaniel prepares to go to war with another GOP incumbent

2 days, 4 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

Though you'd heard the last from Mississippi's Chris McDaniel? Think again. Leading Off: • MS-04: Despite hinting at a 2015 run for statewide office, tea partying state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced on Thursday that he would seek re-election instead. But we haven't heard the last from McDaniel, who…
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Gov. Scott Walker says dealing with protesters is like dealing with ISIS. It does not go well.

2 days, 16 hours ago by (Hunter)

If you were for some reason expecting that CPAC would be the time and place for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-NotIndicted) to cast aside his magical cloak of generalizations and start mentioning, say, an actual policy opinion here and there, keep dreaming. Admittedly, the annual conference is no stranger…
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