Women are like tricks by sleight of hand,
Which, to admire, we should not understand.
I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Man's love is of man's life a thing apart,
'Tis woman's whole existence.
It is the plain women who know about love; the beautiful women are too busy being fascinating.
KATHARINE HEPBURN, Evan Esar's 20,000 Quips & Quotes
The plainest man who pays attention to women, will sometimes succeed as well as the handsomest man who does not.

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”
SIGMUND FREUD, Ernest Jones' Sigmund Freud: Life and Work

A woman cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is an exclusively masculine society, with laws framed by men and with a judicial system that judges feminine conduct from a masculine point of view.
HENRIK IBSEN, From Ibsen's Workshop

"Woman" is my slave name; feminism will give me freedom to seek some other identity altogether.
ANN SNITOW, "A Gender Diary," Conflicts in Feminism

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work ... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
BARBRA STREISAND, People Magazine, May 31, 1993

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.

If young women were not deceived into a belief that affectation pleases, they would scarcely trouble themselves to practise it so much.
MARIA EDGEWORTH, Mademoiselle Panache

Everything about woman is a riddle, and everything about woman has a single solution: that is, pregnancy.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Thus Spake Zarathustra

For I cannot think that GOD Almighty ever made them [women] so delicate, so glorious creatures; and furnished them with such charms, so agreeable and so delightful to mankind; with souls capable of the same accomplishments with men: and all, to be only Stewards of our Houses, Cooks, and Slaves.
DANIEL DEFOE, The Education of Women

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
OSCAR WILDE, The Importance of Being Earnest
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart.

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole.

What happens is that, as with drugs, he needs a stronger shot each time, and women are just women. The consumption of one woman is the consumption of all. You can’t double the dose.
IAN FLEMING, John Pearson's The Life of Ian Fleming
Every world has faults
This one has too many
Unattainable Female Objects.
DAVID JONATHAN NEWMAN, "U.F.O.," The Light Looks Another Way
Don't wait for the good woman. She doesn't exist.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI, letter to Steve Richmond, Nov. 1971
Woman was God's second mistake.

I think women dwell quite a bit on the duress under which they work, on how hard it is just to do it at all. We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I'm not sure we deserve such big A-pluses for all that.
TONI MORRISON, Newsweek, Mar. 30, 1981

You won't regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up.

Lone women, like to empty houses, perish.

Birth control is the first important step woman must take toward the goal of her freedom. It is the first step she must take to be man’s equal. It is the first step they must both take toward human emancipation.
MARGARET SANGER, "Morality and Birth Control," Birth Control Review, Feb-Mar., 1918

Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
GEORGE ELIOT, The Mill on the Floss

In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is.
No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy.
I, Woman, am that wonder-breathing rose
That blossoms in the garden of the King.
ELSA BARKER, The Mystic Rose
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
I know little of women. But I've heard dread tales.
O woman, perfect woman! what distraction
Was meant to mankind when thou wast made a devil!
JOHN FLETCHER, Monsieur Thomas
In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, Gene Shalit's Great Hollywood Wit

It is possible, reading standard histories, to forget half the population of the country. The explorers were men, the landholders and merchants men, the political leaders men, the military figures men. The very invisibility of women, the overlooking of women, is a sign of their submerged status.
HOWARD ZINN, A People's History of the United States
Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow,
A herb most bruised is woman.
The sexual life of adult women is a “dark continent” for psychology.
SIGMUND FREUD, The Question of Lay Analysis
Woman's mind
Oft' shifts her passions, like th'inconstant wind;
Sudden she rages, like the troubled main,
Now sinks the storm, and all is calm again.



The strategic incoherence of Trump's Syria critics   


The strategic incoherence of Trump's Syria criticsIt's always foolish to put your faith in Donald Trump. He's incapable of thinking strategically about anything besides advancing his own material interests.So it makes perfect sense to presume that Trump's apparent decision to permit Turkey to conduct military operations against (until now) American-backed Kurdish forces near the Turkish border in Syria has nothing to do with geopolitical strategy or any process of foreign policymaking beyond his personal and business relationship with Turkey's quasi-authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.But that doesn't mean that the bipartisan freak-out against Trump's policy shift is founded in a coherent strategic vision. It isn't. Instead it grows out of a combination of inertia, hubris, pusillanimity, and moralism -- all of them traits that have been on the ascent since the end of the Cold War, and especially since the September 11 attacks.The one positive thing to come out of Trump's flailing foreign policy is that it has exposed the incapacity of the country's leading thinkers in international affairs to offer a compelling reason to resist the president's mischief-making and revert to the status quo. That doesn't give us much to work with now. But it just might set America up for an eventual reckoning with our foolishness and mistakes over the past few decades.The most common response to Trump's announced change of course in Syria has been a cry of lament for the fate of Kurds, who may well find themselves the target of Turkish attacks. How can we abandon allies who fought by our side against the Islamic State and allow them to be crushed by a dictator like Erdogan?There's just one problem -- or rather, several. For one thing, the Kurds aren't our allies. Allies are defined by mutuality: We promise to defend a given state if attacked, that state promises to defend us if we are attacked. The Kurds, a stateless ethnic group found in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, has zero capacity to come to America's defense. They are American clients: We have provided them with aid and protection in return for help in fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Precisely how long should the United States be obligated to provide that protection in a dangerous part of the world 6,000 miles from our borders? None of Trump's critics in and out of Congress will tell us. Instead, they'd rather posture earnestly and avoid having to answer.If the U.S. has an ally in the region, it is … Turkey, a member of NATO, an explicit defense alliance. Do those denouncing Erdogan favor ejecting Turkey from NATO, thereby revoking the country's status as an American ally? Maybe that makes sense. But deciding whether it does would require engaging in clear-sighted strategic thinking about NATO, its purpose, and American interests in the Middle East, which is something no one wants to do. They'd rather keep Turkey in NATO -- because no one ever leaves NATO, and because keeping Turkey in the organization helps to antagonize Vladimir Putin -- and then bash the government in Ankara when it's convenient to do so.When critics of Trump's policy shift want to sound harder-nosed, they move beyond Turkey and the Kurds and talk instead about how irresponsible it would be to give up the fight against ISIS: If we don't stay in Syria, terrorists will grow powerful again, threatening the U.S. homeland like they did on 9/11!The first thing to be asked in response to those making such claims is whether they think it's possible for the U.S. to win any war anywhere in the world. Because if the battle against ISIS, which began in earnest five years ago, is measured against the goals enunciated at the start -- the elimination of ISIS's territorial caliphate -- it has been a smashing success. We won. The caliphate is gone. Yet now the goalposts have been shifted. Now "victory" has been redefined to mean … I'm not really sure. Sometimes it sounds like the goal is to make sure ISIS or a successor Islamist organization doesn't arise. At other times it appears to mean something even more amorphous, like the complete elimination of any person who might aspire to revive the caliphate at some time in the future.But is that a sensible foreign policy goal? Keeping an American military footprint in the desert of Syria and Iraq in order to exert control over what happens there for fear that it may possibly cause eventual harm to the United States, a continent and an ocean away? Even assuming this makes sense, for how long should it continue? Five more years? Ten? Twenty? More? And what metrics should we use to evaluate whether it's really benefiting the country, or is working, or has worked?No one wants to say because no one has an answer that makes sense. It's enough, they think, to speak gravely and vaguely about dire threats and keep us doing the same thing -- always expanding American commitments abroad, never pulling them back, and never even prioritizing among them. Anywhere.The U.S. is committed, all at once, to defending Europe, including serving as a check on Russia's ambitions in Eastern Europe, and to defending Israel. It also wants to micromanage regional rivalries across the Middle East in perpetuity. And keep a lid on terrorist activity across North Africa. And win an 18-year-old game of Whack-a-Mole against the Taliban in Afghanistan. And contain North Korea. And stand toe to toe with a rising China. And determine the outcome of a political transition in Venezuela.That's a lot for any country to handle intelligently or wisely -- because having such control-freak ambitions in the world isn't intelligent or wise in the first place. That doesn't mean that Donald Trump's acting out in defiance of Washington's foreign policy consensus makes sense. But it does mean that those who oppose the president need to do more than run screaming back into the arms of that consensus without reflection on its many unacknowledged problems and confusions.Want more essential commentary and analysis like this delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for The Week's "Today's best articles" newsletter here.


Boost for Johnson as Court Rules in His Favor: Brexit Update   


Boost for Johnson as Court Rules in His Favor: Brexit Update(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. As Brexit negotiations resumed in Brussels, Boris Johnson got a boost from the courts. A Scottish judge ruled in the prime minister’s favor in a case that could have forced him to obey a law requiring him to delay Brexit if he can’t reach a deal.But the lift may only be short-lived. The judge ignored the prime minister’s frequent assertions he won’t seek an extension and instead relied on assurances from government lawyers that he would obey the law. That may make it harder for Johnson to leave without a deal on Oct. 31.Key Developments:Johnson’s lead negotiator, David Frost, is in Brussels for talks with European CommissionScottish judge rules in Johnson’s favor after pledges over Brexit delayWhen This $2 Trillion Market Turns, Start Worrying About BrexitBrexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals PessimismJohnson Calls EU Counterparts to Urge Shift (4 p.m.)Boris Johnson spoke to his counterparts in Denmark, Sweden and Poland this afternoon, his office said. Brexit minister James Duddridge told Parliament the prime minister was trying to “whip up enthusiasm for the deal and avoid no-deal."Questioned over how the government would meet its apparently contradictory commitments to leave the EU by Oct. 31 and to abide by a law requiring it to seek a delay to Brexit if there isn’t a deal, Johnson’s spokesman James Slack told reporters: "The manner in which this is achieved is a matter for the government." he gave no further details.Government Won’t Publish Brexit Legal Text (3:45 p.m.)Brexit Minister James Duddridge said the government won’t make public the full legal 44-page text of its latest proposals to the EU.The full text “will only be published when doing so will assist with the negotiations,” Duddridge told MPs after being questioned about the issue in the House of Commons. “We’re not going to provide that legal text if it’s going to get in the way of negotiations and get in the way of a deal.”Keir Starmer, Brexit spokesman for the opposition Labour Party, said both Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker had asked for the document to be published. “The only party insisting on secrecy is the U.K. Government,” he told lawmakers. “The question is obvious: What is the Government hiding?”No Deal Trade Burden at 8 Billion Pounds (1:30 p.m.)Businesses trading between the U.K. and European Union will face almost 8 billion pounds ($9.9 billion) of additional costs in a no-deal Brexit, according to new estimates by the U.K’s tax and customs authority HMRC.Importers will pay a total of 3.8 billion pounds submitting the necessary customs declarations forms if the U.K. leaves the EU without a deal at the end of this month. Exporters’ costs will rise to 3.9 billion pounds, HMRC said.The calculation shows the cost for one year and is based on 2017 trade flows. HMRC said it calculated that year’s EU-U.K. trade flows as if they were carried out with the U.K. outside the bloc.Johnson Wins Scottish Challenge on Extension (12:55 p.m.)A Scottish judge refused to put further obligations on Boris Johnson, saying his “unequivocal assurances’’ to seek an extension to the Brexit deadline were sufficient.At a hearing in Edinburgh on Friday, Johnson’s lawyers promised he will obey a law that forces him to postpone Brexit. The claimants had argued that Johnson couldn’t be trusted and should be forced to comply with the legislation under threat of a fine or imprisonment.“I am not persuaded that it is necessary for the court to grant the orders sought or any variant of them,” Judge Peter Cullen said while giving his ruling.Jo Maugham, one of the challengers, said he will appeal the decision.Johnson May Meet Varadkar As EU Seeks Progress (12:15 p.m.)Boris Johnson may try to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the coming days as he seeks to show progress in Brexit talks, according to a U.K. official speaking on condition of anonymity.The U.K. accepts both sides need to know where the proposals put forward by Johnson are heading by Friday, the person said. Both Varadkar and French President Emmanuel Macron signaled they want progress by the end of the week.If insufficient progress is made, then Johnson’s plan may not even appear on the agenda for the Oct. 17-18 EU Council meeting, the person said.Brexit TimelineTime for EU to Compromise, U.K. Says (11:45 a.m.)Boris Johnson wants the EU to engage fully with his proposals for the Irish border and it’s the bloc’s turn to compromise, the prime minister’s spokesman James Slack told reporters in London.Reiterating that he won’t accept Northern Ireland being in a separate customs territory from the rest of the U.K., Slack said London has made compromises and expects Brussels to follow suit. He doubled-down on the premier’s pledge to leave with or without a deal on Oct. 31.“We are ready to talk with the EU at a pace to secure a deal so that we can move on and build a new partnership between the U.K. and the EU, but if this is to be possible, the EU must match the compromises that the U.K. has made,” Slack told reporters. “The prime minister believes that we have set out a fair and sensible compromise.”Johnson will call the leaders of Poland, Sweden and Denmark on Monday, Slack said.EU Demands ‘Workable Solution’ (11:35 a.m.)David Frost, the U.K.’s chief negotiator, is at the European Commission for Brexit talks today, commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said.The negotiations this week are “to give the U.K. the opportunity to present their proposals in more detail and then we’ll take stock,” she said.She added that the U.K. has to come up with “a workable solution now and not something based on untried and revocable arrangements.”Scottish Ruling Expected at Noon (Earlier)The latest Scottish court ruling related to Brexit is expected at noon Monday. Politicians are seeking a ruling that forces Prime Minister Boris Johnson to obey a law that requires him to seek an extension if he can’t reach a deal with the European Union.Jolyon Maugham, a lawyer backing the case, said there are two elements to the ruling. First, will the court order Johnson to act as the law dictates, which would create the possibility of fines or even a jail term if he fails?Second, is sending a letter requesting the extension -- which Johnson’s lawyers have promised to do -- enough to comply with the law. Or could the court look at other actions by Johnson that might be seen as undermining the law?Earlier:Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals PessimismWhen This $2 Trillion Market Turns, Start Worrying About Brexit\--With assistance from Edward Evans, Anthony Aarons, Ian Wishart, Alex Morales and Jessica Shankleman.To contact the reporters on this story: Jonathan Browning in London at jbrowning9@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Edward Evans, Thomas PennyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Caffè Borbone   

Contributed by Laurence Penney

Photo: Laurence Penney. License: All Rights Reserved.

Lithos set on a circle around a crowned coffee bean. The secondary typeface on this package is @typeentity:44@.

Lithos by Carol Twombly is the primary typeface used in the branding of Italian coffee producer Caffè Borbone.

Photo: Laurence Penney. License: All Rights Reserved.

Sign spotted in Alicante, Spain.

Source: https://www.caffeborbone.it License: All Rights Reserved.

Logo as used on the Italian website, caffeborbone.it, using Lithos in two weights. In “Borbone”, the outer letterforms are distorted. Here, it’s a tilted letter O that gets to wear the royal crown. The slogan “magica emozione” is in @typeentity:110606@.

Source: https://www.caffeborboneusa.com License: All Rights Reserved.

Homepage of the American website, caffeborboneusa.com.


UAW talks with GM takes “turn for the worse”   

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)– The UAW has been on strike for three weeks, and talks don’t seem to be getting closer. The UAW Vice President, Terry Dittes, sent a letter to members today. In the letter, Dittes says the UAW proposal that they gave GM addressed issues like wages, job security and pensions. He added that […]

Steven Spielberg Is Full of Praises for 'West Side Story' Cast and Crew as Filming Wraps Up    

After the director shares his letter to the team through 20th Century Fox's official Twitter page, Maria depicter Rachel Zegler takes to hers to gush, 'I do believe I have been changed for the better.'

Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80   


LONDON – Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream and other bands who wielded blues power and jazz finesse and helped shatter boundaries of time, tempo and style in popular music, died Sunday at age 80, his family said.

With blazing eyes, orange-red hair and a temperament to match, the London native ranked with The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham as the embodiment of musical and personal fury. Using twin bass drums, Baker fashioned a pounding, poly-rhythmic style uncommonly swift and heavy that inspired and intimidated countless musicians. But every beat seemed to mirror an offstage eruption – whether his violent dislike of Cream bandmate Jack Bruce or his on-camera assault of a documentary maker, Jay Bulger, whom he smashed in the nose with his walking stick.

Bulger would call the film, released in 2012, “Beware of Mr. Baker.”

Baker’s family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.”

His daughter Nettie confirmed that Baker died in Britain but gave no other details. The family had said on Sept. 25 that Baker was critically ill in the hospital.

While Rolling Stone magazine once ranked him the third-greatest rock drummer of all time, behind Moon and Bonham, Baker had contempt for Moon and others he dismissed as “bashers” without style or background. Baker and his many admirers saw him as a rounded, sophisticated musician – an arranger, composer and student of the craft, absorbing sounds from around the world. He had been playing jazz since he was a teenager and spent years in Africa in the 1970s, forming a close friendship with the Nigerian musician-activist Fela Kuti.

“He was so unique and had such a distinctive personality,” Stewart Copeland of the Police told www.musicradar.com in 2013. “Nobody else followed in his footsteps. Everybody tried to be John Bonham and copy his licks, but it’s rare that you hear anybody doing the Ginger Baker thing.”

But many fans thought of Baker as a rock star, who teamed with Eric Clapton and Bruce in the mid-1960s to become Cream – one of the first supergroups and first power trios. All three were known individually in the London blues scene and together they helped make rock history by elevating instrumental prowess above the songs themselves, even as they had hits with “Sunshine of Your Love,” “I Feel Free” and “White Room.”

Cream was among the most successful acts of its time, selling more than 10 million records. But by 1968 Baker and Bruce had worn each other out and even Clapton had tired of their deafening, marathon jams, including the Baker showcase “Toad,” one of rock’s first extended drum solos. Cream split up at the end of the year, departing with two sold-out shows at London’s Albert Hall. When told by Bulger that he was a founding father of heavy metal, Baker snarled that the genre “should have been aborted.”

To the surprise of many, especially Clapton, he and Baker were soon part of another super group, Blind Faith, which also featured singer-keyboardist Stevie Winwood and bassist Ric Grech.

As Clapton would recall, he and Winwood had been playing informally when Baker turned up (Baker would allege that Clapton invited him). Named Blind Faith by a rueful Clapton, the band was overwhelmed by expectations from the moment it debuted in June 1969 before some 100,000 at a concert in London’s Hyde Park. It split up after completing just one, self-titled album, as notable for its cover photo of a topless young girl as for its music. A highlight from the record: Baker’s cymbal splashes on Winwood’s lyrical ballad “Can’t Find My Way Home.”

“Beneath his somewhat abrasive exterior, there was a very sensitive human being with a heart of gold,” Winwood said in a statement Sunday.

From the 1970s on, Baker was ever more unpredictable. He moved to Nigeria, took up polo, drove a Land Rover across the Sahara, lived on a ranch in South Africa, divorced his first wife and married three more times.

He recorded with Kuti and other Nigerians, jammed with Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and other jazz drummers and played with John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. He founded Ginger Baker’s Air Force, which cost a fortune and imploded after two albums. He endured his old enemy, Bruce, when Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and for Cream reunion concerts a decade later. Bruce died in 2014.

Baker continued to perform regularly in his 70s despite arthritis, heart trouble, hearing loss dating from his years with Cream and lung disease from smoking. A stranger to no vice, immodesty included, he called his memoir “Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer.”

“John Bonham once made a statement that there were only two drummers in British rock ’n’ roll; himself and Ginger Baker,” Baker wrote in his book. “My reaction to this was, ‘You cheeky little bastard!’”

Born in 1939, Peter Edward Baker was the son of a bricklayer killed during World War II when Ginger was just 4. His father left behind a letter that Ginger Baker would quote from: “Use your fists; they’re your best pals so often.”

Baker was a drummer from early on, even rapping out rhythms on his school desk as he mimicked the big band music he loved and didn’t let the occasional caning from a teacher deter him. As a teenager, he was playing in local groups and was mentored by percussionist Phil Seamen.

“At this party, there was a little band and all the kids chanted at me, ‘Play the drums!’”, Baker told The Independent in 2009. “I’d never sat behind a kit before, but I sat down – and I could play! One of the musicians turned round and said, ‘Bloody hell, we’ve got a drummer’, and I thought, ‘Bloody hell, I’m a drummer.’”

Baker came of age just as London was learning the blues, with such future superstars as Clapton, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page among the pioneers. Baker joined Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, where he met (and soon disliked, for allegedly playing too loud) the Scottish-born bassist Jack Bruce, with whom he was thrown together again as members of the popular British group the Graham Bond Organization.

Clapton, meanwhile, was London’s hottest guitarist, thanks to his work with the Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, his extraordinary speed and agility inspiring “Clapton is God” graffiti. Clapton, Baker and Bruce would call their band Cream because they considered themselves the best musicians around.

“Oh for god’s sake, I’ve never played rock,” Baker told the blog JazzWax in 2013. “Cream was two jazz players and a blues guitarist playing improvised music. We never played the same thing two nights running. Jack and I had been in jazz bands for years. All that stuff I did on the drums in Cream didn’t come from drugs, either. It was from me. It was jazz.”


Ethics complaint targets Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s endorsement of Pasco marijuana business   


Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s endorsement last summer of a marijuana business seeking a license in Pasco has prompted formal allegations of unethical conduct.

The complaint, made to the city’s volunteer Ethics Commission, was made in the midst of a re-election campaign for Stratton, and as she and her husband navigate a bankrupcty case complicated by her own ties to the marijuana industry. The complaint was made by Spokane resident Neil Muller, who has made political contributions to Republican lawmakers and former political foes of Stratton. He alleges a letter the councilwoman sent, on official city letterhead, violates “both in spirit and specifically” several provisions of the city’s ethical code, including prohibitions on conflicts of interest and using an official position for personal financial gain.

Stratton said her relationship with Lucky Leaf, a marijuana retailer that opened in downtown Spokane in 2015, was borne out of her official role on the council assisting a business with complaints from the public. The pot shop opened amidst many protests from a nearby church four years ago. Stratton also said the marijuana production business she operates with her husband and other family partners does not have a processing license from the state, which would be necessary to sell their product directly to a retail store.

“I wrote it as a city councilperson, to me it was a city council to city council thing,” Stratton said, adding that she did not believe her actions were violations of the city’s ethical code.

The letter urges members of the Pasco City Council to consider the economic opportunities afforded by retailers such as Lucky Leaf, drawing on the transformations along First Avenue in downtown Spokane where the shop is located.

“The area has seen a resurgence of investment in recent years, and Lucky Leaf has been an important part of that resurgence,” Stratton wrote in her letter.

The owners of Lucky Leaf opened the store in Spokane after city officials forced closure of their Pasco storefront in 2015, and were hoping lawmakers there would reconsider their ban on stores during the summer of 2018. A ban on marijuana businesses in the central Washington city remains in place.

Stratton said she was approached by David and Shilo Morgan, owners of Lucky Leaf, to write a letter on their behalf, and she conferred with the City Council’s policy advisor, Brian McClatchey, before sending her own letter.

“I know Brian and I talked about it,” Stratton said. But Stratton said the conversation did not include whether writing the letter on city letterhead was appropriate.

When Washington regulators established the legal marijuana industry in the state, they split licenses to operate in the business into three categories: producers, processors and retailers. Producers are allowed by law only to sell to other producers or to processors. Processors are allowed to sell to retail stores. Some businesses own both producer and processor licenses, but Stratton’s business does not, which means her farm cannot sell directly to Lucky Leaf.

“Had that been a processor, I probably wouldn’t have done it,” Stratton said. “We don’t sell to retailers.”

David Morgan said Monday his business has never purchased directly from Stratton.

“There’s really no business connection,” he said.

But nothing in the law would prevent product her business had sold to a processor from ultimately winding up on Lucky Leaf’s shelves.

The letter, in the upper right corner, includes the logo of the City of Spokane and Stratton’s official office. Muller, in his complaint, urges the Ethics Commission to examine whether that official statement should be considered a conflict of interest.

“Stratton could have easily chosen to write a personal and/or business letter supporting her cannabis business colleagues and forwarding her personal political beliefs,” Muller wrote. “Instead, she invoked her office and the City of Spokane in a most improper manner.”

Stratton said the letter has been shared in Republican circles online, and the councilwoman canceled her scheduled appearance at an unrelated candidate event with the local GOP because they hadn’t called her to question her motives before posting the letter on their Facebook page in August.

“If I’ve done something wrong, I’ve been very transparent about it,” Stratton said. “I just can’t believe that this would be an ethics complaint. David Condon, Andy Rathbun and Jim Hedemark will do whatever they can to make this hard for me. Period.”

Rathbun is running against Stratton for her seat in northwest Spokane, and Hedemark is a political consultant for Rathbun’s campaign. Condon, Spokane’s mayor, reposted on his personal Facebook page a link to a blog shared to a local politics group mentioning the Strattons’ bankruptcy and her letter to the Pasco City Council.

The complaint also alleges a violation of the ethics code that prohibits the acceptance of gifts or gratuity for public services if it was “intended to serve as a reward for any official action on their part.” Lucky Leaf made a $1,000 contribution to Stratton’s re-election campaign Aug. 8, according to Public Disclosure Commission filings, but Morgan said the letter was not discussed before his firm made the donation.

Rathbun said he knew Muller professionally, but was unaware the ethics complaint had been filed. He declined to say whether the letter was an appropriate use of city resources.

“She wrote the letter, so she’ll have to answer as to her motivations,” Rathbun said.

Condon said in an email over the weekend that he had not coordinated with anyone in posting the link on his personal Facebook page. The mayor and Stratton have quarreled publicly several times in the past few years over issues including pay for department heads, Condon’s push for a restructured 911 response system in the city and the handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub.

Muller has not contributed to Rathbun’s campaign, according to records filed with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. But he contributed to Condon’s 2011 and 2015 mayoral campaigns, as well as a $50 donation in 2015 to Evan Verduin, who was running against Stratton. Verduin earned the mayor’s endorsement in that contest.

Stratton has recused herself from some votes involving the marijuana industry in the past, including when an arcade with dubious origins attempted to block the opening of a retailer on East Sprague Avenue.

As of Monday, the city’s Ethics Commission had not scheduled a meeting to discuss the complaint.


After Charleston: An Open Letter to White Christians from a White Female Pastor   

We are all still in shock and pain. Yesterday, I wrote these brief words on social media about the tragic events at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.… Read more "After Charleston: An Open Letter to White Christians from a White Female Pastor"

UPSC CMS Admit Card 2019 Download Interview Schedule Now   

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Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Taylor condemns the system of banking as "a blot" on the constitution, as corrupt, and that long-term government debt was "swindling" future generations (1816)   


Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Taylor condemns the system of banking as “a blot” on the constitution, as corrupt, and that long-term government debt was “swindling” future generations (1816)


Comment letter due on Reference Rate Reform, and the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting   



Comment letter due on Reference Rate Reform -- Disclosures Only   



A love letter to the Smashing Pumpkins from Castlebar   


I had just reached second year in St Gerald’s College in Castlebar when my good friend Cian McGarrigle handed me a cassette tape of a little unknown band called the Smashing Pumpkins, the album was called “Siamese Dream”. If I recall Cian was always a great influence on me when it came to great music Read More

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(Vermont) Colt Service Model Ace w/box and extra mag! - $ 1,000   




For sale is a Colt Service Model Ace in .22 Long Rifle. In 1978 Colt returned the Ace Service Model to its line-up in an updated version with Gold Cup sights and cosmetics. These were made from 1978 to 1982, and serial numbered in the range of SM-14001 to SM-43830. A few late guns had the serial number with a letter rather then S.M. Approximately 30,000 were made. The Service Model Ace had a floating chamber and an "SM" prefix, while the true "Ace" was a blowback and had no prefix and were a tribute to the Pre-WW2 and WW2 Colt Service Model Ace. Pistol is in 98+% condition. No idea who did the engraving. It is not factory done and I have not lettered it to prove that. But it is tastefully done (in my opinion) and makes for a beautiful piece you can shoot or use as you “BBQ” gun! The grips are real Sambar Stag that haven't been imported since 1996 into the U.S. The box and paperwork are original but the box is numbered a few hundred lower than the pistol. The 2 original Colt mags have different markings. It’s hard to capture the beauty of this pistol in photographs. Much better in the hand.

$1,000.00 plus actual shipping or 6% VT sales tax in Vermont ONLY. I do NOT charge over my cost to ship! Email me at dogfacesupply@gmail.com or call Shawn at 802-316-1020. I take USPS money orders, discreet Paypal gift, or credit cards plus 3.5% of the total. I am an 01 FFL. Must go to an 01 FFL or better (NOT C&R eligible). I WILL sell to California. I am all set up to do so. Please go to my website, www.dogfacesupply.com , and scroll all the way down to learn the actual California C&R FFL laws.



Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 6 October 2019   

Here are the highlights of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week:

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) Board Meeting  on Wednesday.  I reported on the Research Group, DNA Interest Group, the October Newsletter, and the membership survey.  Wrote, edited,  published and distributed the October Newsletter on Sunday.

2)  Finally started my new presentation on "Researching in Historical Newspapers" which I will give at the 30 October CVGS general meeting.

3)  Watched one Family Tree Webinars video -  The Stories Behind the Segments, by Blaine Bettinger.  Excellent!

4)  Was a panelist on today's Mondays With Myrt.  The panel discussed THE Genealogy Show, Find A Grave, One-name studies, the Barbour collection, the Oxford Family History Fair, Russ's Family Tree Maker 2019 presentation, is the FHL obsolete?, FHL catalog and collections, a lost diary found, and my posts about newspaper searches on GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com.

5)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of 6th great-grandmother #509 Elizabeth (Ayers) Martin  (1745-1767) for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday.  

6)  Transcribed a 1764 deed of  5th great-grandfather Simon Gates buying land in Stow, Massachusetts from Amos Gates for Amanuensis Monday.

7) There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to match with and update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 32,966 of my RootsMagic persons with FSFT.

8)  Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 54,945 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 110,380 source citations.   I TreeShared twice this week updating 290 profiles, and I resolved 1502 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 115,339 to be resolved, but I work on them weekly.

9)  Added several more ThruLines to DNA matches to my RootsMagic file.  Added Notes to about 10 AncestryDNA matches.  

10) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which three were a press release.  The most popular post last week was 
New Collection on Ancestry.com - Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s to Current with over 516 views.


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Federal Government Takes Nearly Three Years to Turn Over Public Records   

The "wheels of justice turn slowly," as the old maxim goes. Less well known is how long the federal government can take to fulfill a public records request. Almost three years ago, in December 2016, Seven Days asked the federal Air National Guard for emails from Vermont Air National Guard officials about Lt. Col. John Rahill, a fighter jet pilot who crashed a small plane on a Lake Champlain island that September. Neither he nor his lone passenger was seriously hurt, and Rahill later said in an email to the Federal Aviation Administration that he'd been practicing emergency landings at the time of the wreck. He was later ordered to retake his civilian pilot's exam to keep his license. By November of that year, the National Transportation Safety Board had released its preliminary report on the crash. And by January 2017, the FAA gave Seven Days various emails and other documents as part of a different public records request. But it wasn't until July 23 — of this year — that the National Guard Bureau's Office of Information and Privacy turned over 12 emails printed on six pages. "This concludes our office's processing of your request," Jennifer Nikolaisen, chief of the office, wrote in a letter accompanying the emails. She did not explain why it took so long to comply with the request. In one email dated September 20, 2016 — one day after the crash — a lieutenant colonel in the 158th Fighter Wing of the state Air National Guard wrote a summary of what had happened. The government redacted the sender's name. "They are lucky to be alive," the person wrote of Rahill and his passenger. "...Another great wake-up call about how close we all are to being 6' under!" Among the emails is one from this reporter and another from someone who warned an unidentified recipient on the day of the incident that the crash "has picked up some media interest." Three years later, we're still interested.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Not Exactly Air Mail"


White House to send letter 'daring' Pelosi to hold impeachment inquiry vote   



Duchess of Sussex suing the Daily Mail group – what does it mean?   

The Duchess of Sussex has moved to start proceedings in The High Court against The Mail on Sunday, over a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle. The lawsuit…

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ComicList: Dark Horse Comics New Releases for 10/09/2019   


ComicList: Dark Horse Comics New Releases for Wednesday, October 9, 2019, by Charles LePage.

Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1 HC, $34.99
Black Hammer '45 From The World Of Black Hammer Volume 1 TP, $17.99
Black Hammer Justice League Hammer Of Justice #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Michael Walsh, $3.99
Black Hammer Justice League Hammer Of Justice #4 (Of 5)(Cover B Andrew Robinson), $3.99
Black Hammer Justice League Hammer Of Justice #4 (Of 5)(Cover C Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
Black Hammer Justice League Hammer Of Justice #4 (Of 5)(Cover D Gabriel Hernandez Walta), $3.99
Black Hammer Justice League Hammer Of Justice #4 (Of 5)(Cover E Tyler Crook), $3.99
Disney Zootopia School Days Volume 1 HC, $7.99
EC Archives Frontline Combat Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Plants Vs Zombies Volume 14 A Little Problem HC, $9.99
Rain Volume 1 HC, $24.99
Triage #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Phillip Sevy), $3.99
Triage #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Jorge Corona), $3.99
Trout The Hollowest Knock #4 (Of 4), $3.99

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IL SUCCESSO DIPENDE DA TE di Napoleon HILL e Jeffrey GITOMER Il successo dipende da te e ti guiderà nel cammino che ti condurrà a uno stile di vita e a un'esistenza felici, sani e pieni di abbondanza   

IL SUCCESSO DIPENDE DA TE Il successo dipende da te e ti guiderà nel cammino che ti condurrà a uno stile di vita e a un'esistenza felici, sani e pieni di abbondanza di Napoleon HILL e Jeffrey GITOMER (GRIBAUDI edizioni www.gribaudi.it) raccoglie i primi scritti inediti del grande Napoleon Hill, autore del bestseller Pensa e arricchisci te stesso.
Prefazione, azioni e annotazioni di Jeffrey Gitomer, autore dei bestseller Il libretto rosso del grande venditore, Il libretto giallo del sì! e Il manifesto delle vendite
Gitomer, da sempre seguace del pensiero di Hill, speaker e autore di numerosi bestseller internazionali in vetta alle classifiche del New York Times e Wall Street Journal, ha avuto il completo accesso agli archivi della Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Ha così catturato i fondamenti della filosofia del successo di Napoleon Hill e ha riportato alla luce questi insegnamenti, annotandoli e commentandoli per il lettore di oggi, trasmettendoli con semplicità e con strategie pratiche da applicare nella vita di tutti i giorni al lavoro e in famiglia.
Le tue azioni (insieme alla saggezza e alle sfide contenute in questo libro) ti permetteranno di avere più successo ed essere più ricco.
Vent'anni prima della pubblicazione del suo bestseller Pensa e arricchisci te stesso Napoleon Hill era insegnante, filosofo e scrittore presso il George Washington Institute di Chicago, dove ha tenuto corsi su pubblicità e vendita.
I suoi primi scritti, appunti originali, lettere, conferenze di quel periodo (testi rarissimi) si credeva fossero andati completamente persi.

Oggi come 100 anni fa le parole di Napoleon Hill ancora una volta dimostrano tutta la loro energia e ispirazione.
Come insegnante Hill voleva che i suoi allievi partissero da un elemento fondamentale: credere in se stessi, avere un atteggiamento positivo e pianificare le cose come condizione necessaria per raggiungere l'obiettivo.
Ti può interessare questo libro se cerchi energia pura e ispirazione, semplici ma potenti strategie da applicare alla tua vita e al tuo business. "Credi in te stesso! La fiducia in se stessi è l'essenza del successo." Napoleon Hill
Leggi anche le recensioni di altri bestseller degli stessi autori:

I 12 comandamenti e mezzo del successo commerciale

Il libretto delle RELAZIONI di Jeffrey Gitomer


PENSA E ARRICCHISCI TE STESSO PER LE DONNE di Sharon LECHTER Dal bestseller di Napoleon HILL Usa il tuo potere per creare il tuo successo

LE LEGGI DELL'ORO di Napoleon HILL 52 principi per ottenere la ricchezza A cura di Judith Williamson

LA SCIENZA DEL SUCCESSO di Napoleon HILL Il programma per raggiungere la ricchezza e la felicità



52 idee geniali per avere successo - Le straordinarie intuizioni di Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill è uno degli autori motivazionali più importanti di sempre e ideatore dell'Atteggiamento Mentale Positivo (AMP), metodo che ha aiutato milioni di persone a realizzarsi nella vita. E' stato un pioniere delle tecniche di successo e sviluppo personale.
Deve la sua fama al bestseller "Pensa e arricchisci te stesso" (oltre 70 milioni di copie vendute nel mondo), che ha fatto proseliti in tutto il mondo ed è spesso citato come libro fondamentale da autori come Og Mandino e W. Clement Stone.
Hill intervistò il magnate dell'acciaio Andrew Carnegie, che gli commissionò un lavoro ambizioso: intervistare oltre 500 milionari al fine di sintetizzare la formula del successo che chiunque potesse utilizzare. Anche la persona media.
In tempi recenti, grazie alla The Napoleon Hill Foundation, il suo lavoro ha conosciuto una nuova ondata d'interesse in tutto il mondo: esiste l'edizione del 21° secolo (con annotazioni ed esempi moderni) "Think and grow rich – Pensa e arricchisci te stesso".
Inoltre consiglio la nuova versione "deluxe e superaccessoriata" Pensa e arricchisci te stesso - Manuale per il successo e Pensa e arricchisci te stesso - Workbook.

Jeffrey Gitomer (www.gitomer.com), venditore, creativo, coach, scrittore di successo, trainer internazionale, consulente, è esperto di comunicazione persuasiva. Ha scritto più di 15 volumi dedicati alla gestione delle vendite, molti dei quali sono stati ai vertici delle classifiche internazionali.
Jeffrey Gitomer è un'autorità globale nel campo della vendita.
Tra i suoi bestseller pubblicati in italiano ricordo La bibbia delle vendite e Le 21.5 eterne leggi della vendita.

Leggi un estratto da IL SUCCESSO DIPENDE DA TE
Il successo dipende da te e ti guiderà nel cammino che ti condurrà a uno stile di vita e a un'esistenza felici, sani e pieni di abbondanza di Napoleon HILL e Jeffrey GITOMER:


"Questa pubblicazione contiene i primi scritti (commentati) di Napoleon Hill che (con la loro capacità di influenzare le persone) sapranno ispirare te e i lettori di tutto il mondo. Sono 23 lezioni e conferenze tenute su tematiche come la verità, la concentrazione, l'integrità, il desiderio, le decisioni, l'atteggiamento, le convinzioni, gli obiettivi e la vita.
Benché siano state redatte 100 anni fa sono tutte gemme senza tempo che (in misura limitata) sono state riviste e commentate là dove era necessario, usando i termini e le strategie del XXI secolo, mantenendo nello stesso tempo l'energia e la rilevanza dell'opera così com'era stata scritta nel 1917.
Si tratta delle riflessioni ORIGINALI di Napoleon Hill e delle PRIME opere che egli ha messo a punto. Al termine di ogni lezione ti indicherò alcune strategie di taglio pratico e facili da adottare, che influenzeranno profondamente la tua vita, la tua famiglia, i tuoi affari e i tuoi guadagni." Jeffrey Gitomer

Questo libro di per sé non ti cambierà la vita ma le tue azioni unite alle sfide qui contenute ti permetteranno di avere più successo. Credere in te stesso, avere un atteggiamento positivo e pianificare ti farà raggiungere i tuoi obiettivi.
Un esempio davvero costruttivo ti viene dato da Napoleon Hill: infatti egli divenne noto ovunque come leader del self-help, dello sviluppo personale e dell'atteggiamento mentale positivo.
Ancora oggi i suoi scritti lo rendono un leader affermato a livello mondiale.
Alcuni anni fa la Napoleon Hill Foundation svelò gli scritti e gli insegnamenti originali di Napoleon Hill. Essendo socio della Napoleon Hill Foundation da un decennio Gitomer si occupa della preparazione della newsletter settimanale (Napoleon Hill Yesterday and Today), che è seguita da oltre 50000 lettori.

Grazie al successo dei manoscritti quindi Gitomer ha ritenuto opportuno (con onore e gratitudine) presentare Il successo dipende da te: un testo che è stato scritto un secolo fa ma che è ancora moderno.
Si può definire un libro dei giorni nostri articolato in ben 23 LEZIONI pratiche:
LEZIONE 1: IL SUCCESSO DIPENDE DA TE; LEZIONE 2: Finisci quello che inizi; LEZIONE 3: Come pensare;
LEZIONE 4: L'immaginazione; LEZIONE 5: Il valore della sincerità e della fiducia in se stessi; LEZIONE 6: Lasciati guidare dall'ambizione;
LEZIONE 7: Avversità: un bene insperato; LEZIONE 8: Il tempo: la cosa più preziosa del mondo; LEZIONE 9: Le sette regole del successo;
LEZIONE 10: Adotta un "Grande obiettivo nella vita"!; LEZIONE 11: La "legge dell'attrazione armoniosa";

LEZIONE 12: Come vendere te stesso e i tuoi servizi; LEZIONE 13: La scoperta: le cose, la vita e la felicità; LEZIONE 14: Impegno, non fortuna;
LEZIONE 15: Immaginazione, desiderio, entusiasmo, fiducia in se stessi e concentrazione;
LEZIONE 16: Chi c'è dietro al tuo successo; LEZIONE 17: Se avessi un solo desiderio! ; LEZIONE 18: La grande chiave magica;
LEZIONE 19: Il valore dell'aspetto personale per una prima impressione positiva; LEZIONE 20: Sotto il segno del dollaro;
LEZIONE 21: "La regola dei cinque punti"; LEZIONE 22: Il principio del servizio;
LEZIONE 23: Una grande verità che ho imparato grazie a 20 anni di esperienza

Le parole cambiano la vita. Il successo dipende da te è una duplice opportunità se leggi e studi questo libro.
La prima opportunità consiste nelle informazioni. La seconda opportunità è la sfida di realizzare qualcosa con le informazioni che hai ricevuto.
Devi essere sistematico nello studio. Scrivere è uno dei segreti per avere successo. Prima di riuscire devi essere convinto di poterlo fare.
Lezione 7: Avversità: un bene insperato. Quando le cose vanno male, quando tocchi il fondo inizia il successo: dipende da TE e dalla tua autodeterminazione rimettere in moto le cose.
"Quando le nuvole scure della disperazione gettano ombra sul cammino della vita ricordati che dietro le nubi c'è sempre il sole, basta saperlo vedere!"

La lezione 9 presenta le 7 REGOLE più importanti del successo: tutti gli uomini di successo le hanno seguite in qualche misura.
Prima regola: Devi avere fede in te stesso. Devi coltivare la fiducia in te!
Seconda regola: Devi coltivare l'ENTUSIASMO, essere costante e deciso a VINCERE!
Terza regola: al VERO successo giunge solo l'uomo onesto che pensa, lavora e TRATTA GLI ALTRI CON ONESTA'.

Quarta regola: Devi avere abnegazione. Quinta regola: Devi usare la forza di volontà. Sesta regola: Sii altruista, se vuoi che Signora Fortuna ti sorrida.
Settima regola: Devi concentrarti in ogni sforzo o lavoro tu compia.
In tutto ciò che si fa oltre all'impegno, alla determinazione e alla focalizzazione di qualsiasi obiettivo la cosa principale da fare è attivare sempre la REGOLA dell'AMORE: osservare, comprendere e lavorare sempre con il cuore e con i suoi valori.

Alcune delle mie citazioni preferite da IL SUCCESSO DIPENDE DA TE Il successo dipende da te e ti guiderà nel cammino che ti condurrà a uno stile di vita e a un'esistenza felici, sani e pieni di abbondanza di Napoleon HILL e Jeffrey GITOMER:

"Qualsiasi idea, progetto o scopo può essere posta nella mente attraverso la ripetizione del pensiero." Napoleon Hill
"Trova qualcosa che ami, sii convinto di riuscire e lavora con più impegno di quanto tu ritenga possibile...
Se vuoi avere successo, circondati di persone positive che hanno successo." Jeffrey Gitomer

"Se diventerai una grande persona, sarà grazie al fatto di essere stato DETERMINATO nel DIVENTARE GRANDE! Se invece non ci riesci, dipenderà dalla mancanza di sufficiente forza di volontà." Napoleon Hill
"Rifletti quando pensi. Passa all'AZIONE. E ogni giorno potrai raggiungere il successo...
Se vuoi conquistare la ricchezza, devi prima conquistare la ricchezza della CONOSCENZA." Jeffrey Gitomer

Un caro saluto. Raffaele Ciruolo

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