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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2019, 12:23:49 PM »
THE Classic?

I’ve limited the input/output to two degrees of separation between entities and organizations. However, I did use a three degrees of separation linkage several times in order to trace indirect relations between what on the surface appeared to be random groupings of individuals (e.g. the five person party listed with the same UID U99520 accompanying Mary Jacoby during her April 19 White House visit). 

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On April 19, 2016, two months before the content of the dossier was leaked to the media, Jacoby spent a few hours in the White House in the company of the following five seemingly unrelated individuals:

#   Name                Vocation                 Relevant Relatives

1 Scott C. Auerbach Attorney                Wife –  Former Miami New Times Editor

2 Ian G. Bregg Researcher                    Wife –  An Attorney

3 Amy L. Bower Attorney-DHS                Husband – An Attorney

4 Mary C. Jacoby Reporter                      Husband – Co founder of Fusion GPS

5 Laura K. Kwedar (Minch) Researcher   Husband – An Attorney with Koch Institute

6 Eileen T. Zamkov State Department Former Diplomat

A second degree linkage analysis revealed that despite what appears to be a random group of tourists, these six individuals were in fact related to the dossier team through:

    Involvement in the Clinton Campaign
    Direct contact with the core and auxiliary Fusion GPS team via email communications
    Work at the State Department
    Participation in news production and reporting
    Had HLS and government legal services positions

It is noteworthy that all of the six members of this group’s home and office address are clustered within 4 miles of each other, (see below), and that most attempted to scrub (not always successfully) their online presence and 2016 SM (Social Media) activity.

Another interesting observation is that in two cases, it is the spouse of the individual on the list that was the link to the dossier team.


noted about a quarter down the page
https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/
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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #101 on: January 16, 2019, 09:25:37 PM »
Update on the biggest collective waste of time ever, time we don't have:

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« Reply #102 on: January 17, 2019, 04:09:08 AM »

https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/
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On 4/27/16, only three days after Browder ordered the hit, Politico published an article titled “MEPs dragged into Russia film row”. It goes without saying that the coverage was derogatory towards the movie and director and used the same unverified Intel that Browder provided Kaminsky.


He is referring above to this DOCO which has been mentioned here before recently:
The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes from Piraya Film AS on Vimeo.

(now only via  Torrent sharing or you can go to http://magnitskyact.com/ and buy it there.)

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However, more than two years after its world premiere, the film has not yet been released to the general public. It has not been broadcast on TV, nor been screened at cinemas, released on DVD or made available online. Many dissatisfied members of the audience have asked Piraya Film why they cannot see the film.

The answer is that an attack campaign was launched by the British financier Bill Browder (who appears in the film) against the film and the filmmakers while the film was still under production.

This campaign was backed by, among others, individuals in the US State Department, CIA, various think tanks and human rights organizations, and included smear tactics in the press and in various other settings.

The campaign succeeded in blocking planned screenings at the European Parliament and at a Norwegian film festival. The film was partly financed by several TV stations, and normal procedure for a documentary would be that these TV stations broadcast the film first. However, the involved TV stations were subject to both political and legal pressure, and have, until this date, not published the film.

https://off-guardian.org/2018/08/12/the-magnitsky-act-behind-the-scenes-available-on-vimeo/
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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #103 on: January 17, 2019, 07:07:42 AM »
May tries to play the woman in the middle, but Corbyn won't take it. Good for him. The conservatives clearly want a hard brexit. I'd say they're so divisive we Europeans need to set up a 4 hour line in customs for the british to let them have some time to consider what they want.
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« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2019, 07:30:50 AM »
Update on the biggest collective waste of time ever, time we don't have:


I think Aaron Mate summed it up nicely when he said "This evidence free conspiracy theory"

and

"It's the perfect storm of privileged interests coming together to protect themselves you know. To such a degree in the case of the Democrats that Hillary Clinton even so long after the election is still saying things like 'How did the Russians know to target voters in Wisconsin in Michigan?' Which is a statement that is just insane for so many reasons. "


It truly is. (sigh)

But there was certainly some serious nefarious interference going on during the 2016 Election. That's undeniable on any level. With roots into the Obama White House, career Intelligence services people, the FBI people, the Media people, the ex-Intel and ex-State Dept officers and of course the entire Clinton Cabal inside the Democrat Party and across DC & Virginia. It's a disgrace and surely there is something in all of that worth setting a new Special Counsel investigation into.

imho Trump through Sessions should have done just that the day after he was inaugurated. But such was his and his teams naivety and gullibility/stupidity. The US SOP basically. ;)

The Democrat Party is a 'joke' and the Republicans are no better. On top of that is an entire system (including the Judiciary) that has been infested with weevils for decades - I consider it irreparable without root and branch Reform starting with the Constitution itself.

Not going to happen. Of course it won't.
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« Reply #105 on: January 17, 2019, 08:10:42 AM »
May as well throw this on in too. Could easily overflow in the Bad Journalism thread, but here is just fine.

There's nothing in this short discussion that has not already been confirmed via multiple sources and/or logic and math. Though they did overlook mentioning the sex aids and dildo advertising (aka spamming) on Facebook during the election by a couple of seedy Russians selling advertising to gullible twits.

Aaron: "It's crazy!"

                               Jimmy: "It's crazy!"

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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2019, 08:23:04 AM »
Interference in US Elections by other national governments and their supporters?

mmmmm, could be an issue in 2020.



(cross posted to 2020 President regarding Tulsi Gabbard)
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« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2019, 09:35:01 AM »
O dear: another story unravels

Mueller:  "Buzzfeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterisation of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46928440

Mighty Wurlitzer needs retuning.

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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #108 on: January 23, 2019, 05:29:13 AM »
SHOCKER: FBI Admits Sabotaging Progressive Politicians As Policy!

The only 'Shocker' is that someone high up in the FBI at one point admits it, not that they do it.



"Overnight Bombshell. The walls are closing in. Today was a turning point. The beginning of the end of the Trump Presidency. This is the tipping point! This is the day that everything changed."
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« Reply #109 on: January 23, 2019, 05:39:17 AM »
Meanwhile back in the REAL World .......

    LAUSD strike: Why LA teachers are walking off the job - Vox
    https://www.vox.com/2019/1/13/18181010/los-angeles-teachers-strike
    14 Jan 2019 ... The strike comes after months of fruitless contract negotiations between the teacher's union and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    The Real Deal With The Los Angeles Teachers Strike - Forbes
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickhess/2019/01/16/the-real-deal-with-the-los-angeles-teachers-strike/
    6 days ago ... The LA strike follows a series of statewide walkouts last spring across a series of red and purple states like West Virginia, Oklahoma, and ...

    The Unique Racial Dynamics of the L.A. Teachers' Strike - The Atlantic
    https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/01/why-los-angeles-teachers-are-striking/580360/
    14 Jan 2019 ... The L.A. strike is the latest teacher uprising in a string of walkouts across the country over the past year. Strikes took place in Republican ...

    What to Know About the L.A. Teachers' Strike - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/california-today-los-angeles-teachers-strike.html
    14 Jan 2019 ... Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles, confirmed on Sunday that the union's teachers would be going on strike.

    3 reasons to pay attention to the LA teacher strike - The Conversation
    www.theconversation.com/3-reasons-to-pay-attention-to-the-la-teacher-strike-109766
    15 Jan 2019 ... The teachers strike in Los Angeles is the first big one of 2019, but likely not the last. An education scholar says low teacher pay and inadequate ...

    Why the L.A. teachers strike is so uncomfortable for so many ...
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/01/17/why-la-teachers-strike-is-so-uncomfortable-so-many-democrats/
    6 days ago ... That's the text of a tweet that Randi Weingarten, the Democratic president of the American Federation of Teachers, directed at Arne Duncan, the ...

    Here's What You Need to Know About the LA Teachers' Strike - NBC ...
    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LAUSD-Teacher-Strike-What-to-Know-Parents-Help-504082451.html
    14 Jan 2019 ... For the first time since 1989, Los Angeles teachers are on strike, leaving parents scrambling. Thousands of teachers and parents shielded by ...

    L.A. teachers strike: Homeless kids lose stability, food source
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/01/19/lausd-homeless-food-la-teachers-strike-utla-update-school/2612405002/
    3 days ago ... But the strike by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District has changed ... L.A. Unified classifies 17,934 of its students as homeless.

    Teachers in LA want more than a raise—here's why 30,000 are on ...
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/14/teachers-in-los-angeles-want-more-than-just-a-raise--heres-why-over-30000-are-on-strike-today-.html
    14 Jan 2019 ... Over 30,000 teachers went on strike in Los Angeles County today. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves 640,000 students ...

    LA teachers strike for 'practically same reasons' as 29 years ago ...
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/la-teachers-strike-practically-reasons-29-years-190116200140875.html
    6 days ago ... Thousands of educators strike for better wages and conditions, the same reasons many joined the last stoppage in 1989.
 


Shssssh ..... whatever you do not mention Medicare for All

Los Angeles Teachers' Strike to End With Tentative Deal for More Pay
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/la-teacher-strike-deal.html
9 hours ago ... The victory for the teachers' union goes far beyond the new two-year contract. In recent years, teachers in Los Angeles and all over the country ...
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« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2019, 10:21:26 AM »
Fox News guest compares Ocasio-Cortez to Stalin, Hitler & Mao

Ocasio-Cortez, often dubbed AOC, advocates many policies popular among the American voters, but continuously fail to become law, like wealth tax, single-payer healthcare for all, higher living wages and fighting global climate change through a so-called New Green Deal. Critics argue that her suggestions are not feasible.

    Here is Fox guest Ben Stein comparing Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
    Mike Pence is scheduled to be on this show tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/yR9PG232Bc
    — John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) January 23, 2019

Stein, however, went somewhat further, saying that the representative, a self-described socialist democrat, poses a major threat to the very fabric of America’s capitalist society.

“We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising,” Stein said. “And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide. These promises are old promises and they invariably lead to bad things.”

He went on to sing the praises of capitalism, which he considers the best way for a society to thrive.

    "The promise of just saying to the people do what you can within the law to make your life better and your family’s life better – that system works extremely well. Capitalism is a system that allows people to make something of themselves instead of oppressing other people. It’s an incredibly good system. Making money is one of the most harmless things to do in all the world."

https://www.rt.com/usa/449499-aoc-hitler-stalin-mao/


Move along, nothing to see here, move along folks, keep moving.
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« Reply #111 on: January 24, 2019, 01:53:31 PM »
Left is right, up is down, AOC is Hitler!

Wow!  :-\

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« Reply #112 on: January 24, 2019, 06:14:37 PM »
Fox News guest compares Ocasio-Cortez to Stalin, Hitler & Mao
https://www.rt.com/usa/449499-aoc-hitler-stalin-mao/
Scary..... specially  when you read:
OCASIO-CORTEZ: One of the things that we’re trying to do in the Bronx and Queens is register 20,000 voters between now and Election Day. We need to re-enfranchise our communities. People think that New York is a very liberal state, when it actually has some of the worst voter suppression laws on the books. One of the ways that we can change that is by enfranchising communities of color, communities that are working class, and making sure that everybody can vote.
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Yeah, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the forty newly minted democrat representatives have FOX & re-pubic-lick-un "people suppressionists"  shakin' in their boots. Re-pubic-lick-uns are seeing their 30+ year efforts to take away voter rights uncovered, as democracy sweeps America..... even in voter suppressed re-pubic-lick-un districts. 
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Yeah, FOX was created to keep re-pubic-lick-un Pressy-dents from being impeached. But FOX is having an ever more difficult time protecting the ever more impeachable sexist, racist, xenophobic "don'T rump", whose plans are on course to give america away to murderer, torturer, dictator & propagandist, putin.

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« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2019, 04:42:47 PM »
Breaking:

 The FBI has arrested Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to US President Donald Trump, in a surprise early morning raid on his home. Stone has been indicted on charges including obstruction and witness tampering.

He was arrested at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, following Thursday’s indictment by the office of the US Special Counsel Robert Mueller which is investigating Trump and his associates over allegations surrounding his 2016 campaign.
Read more
Roger Stone pleads the Fifth, snubs Senate Democrats’ invitation to testify Roger Stone pleads the Fifth, snubs Senate Democrats’ invitation to testify

Stone is facing one count of obstruction of proceedings, one count of witness tampering, and five counts of false statements.

The FBI showed up at Stone’s door in force. Agents arrived armed with assault rifles and clad in body armor, and without warning.

FBI agents are among those left without pay due to the ongoing US government shutdown, and the fact that they still went and arrested Stone had the anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ praising on them on Twitter for “protecting this country.”

    Remember that the FBI agents who arrested Roger Stone aren't being paid, but still are doing their job protecting this country
    — Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) January 25, 2019

https://www.rt.com/usa/449712-roger-stone-vindicated-collusion/

and yet still no collusion to be found.

“This was an investigation about Russian collusion and now they’re charging Roger Stone with lying to Congress about something he honestly forgot about,” Smith continued. “Roger intends to fight these trumped up baseless charges.”

Stone allegedly made the false statements in an effort to cover up a 2016 claim that he acted as an intermediary between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, which published a trove of Democratic Party emails.
https://www.rt.com/usa/449712-roger-stone-vindicated-collusion/

Poor Roger. I feel sorry for him, not! :)
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« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2019, 12:49:08 AM »
    Did Paul Manafort’s onetime Ukraine colleague, Tad Devine, Bernie’s chief strategist, help him run to split the vote against Trump?
    And did Devine and Sanders work with their Kremlin helpers—botnets & trollfarms—wittingly or unwittingly to defeat Hillary Clinton?
    — Virginia Heffernan (@page88) January 26, 2019



    A very mainstream writer, (Virginia Heffernan) @page88 - now at @wired, @Slate & @latimesopinion - explicitly suggests Bernie 2016 was a Kremlin operation & ponders if he was "wittingly" helping Putin. This is Alex-Jones-level conspiracy derangement but these are the conspiracies the mainstream likes pic.twitter.com/JGmSWn11ZH
    — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 26, 2019

Will this ever stop?

There is so much 'off-the-scale' garbage still being spewed about Russia and the 2016 election 2 years on I'm beginning to think that lead poisoning in the drinking water may be the cause.

I wish I could stop seeing this stuff (and passing it on) but it's like watching a massive freeway pileup in slow motion. Can't take your eyes off it... wondering if it is going to catch fire as well.
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« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2019, 08:28:17 PM »
From America's Finest News Source: Mueller investigation passes a milestone

https://politics.theonion.com/report-mueller-investigation-nearly-done-with-first-da-1832163270

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« Reply #116 on: January 31, 2019, 04:32:38 AM »
From the RCP front page - aka where are the Brightest Media 'heads at' Today?

Howard Schultz's Venti-Size Disaster
Jeff Greenfield, Politico
Howard Schultz Could Actually Win the Presidency
Roger Simon, PJ Media
Why Schultz's Candidacy Should Be Taken Seriously
Josh Kraushaar, National Journal
Howard Schultz, Please Don't Run for President
Michelle Goldberg, New York Times
Howard Schultz: I'm A Billionaire, I Thought That Was The American Dream

Stone Clown Show Is Trump Presidency in Microcosm
Dana Milbank, Washington Post
Roger Stone's Indictment Is All Bun and No Beef
Jon Healey, Chicago Tribune
Why Arrest Stone Instead of Asking Him to Surrender?
Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone
Why You Should Have Faith in Mueller's Russia Probe
Joyce Vance, USA Today
Stone Indictment Suggests Mueller Isn't Done--Not Yet
Glenn Kirschner, NBC News
The Collapse of the Russian Collusion Narrative
James Robbins, USA Today

How the Partial Shutdown Helped Trump
Rob Crilly, The Spectator
The 'Rotten Equilibrium' of Republican Politics
Thomas Edsall, New York Times
Trump's Manufactured Border Security Crisis
Rep. James Clyburn, The Hill
Is Congress Too Broken to Compromise on the Border?
Mollie Hemingway, Federalist
 Make Government Shutdowns a Thing of the Past
USA Today

and of course ....
Record Cold Forces Rethink on Global Warming
Harris & Ball, PJ Media
Experts Say Extreme Cold Doesn't Debunk Global Warming
James Rainey, NBC News

Dem VA Governor Endorses Murder of Born-Alive Infants
Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire
Roe v. Wade Is Under Immediate Threat
Mark Stern, Slate

Life: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Far-Right Fan Club
- Ben Schreckinger, Politico

Kamala Harris's Message Can Win in 2020
Yascha Mounk, Slate
Kamala Harris: Not New, Not Fresh, Not Different
Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh.com


An Opportunity to End America's Longest War
David Rohde, The New Yorker
I Was Ambassador to Afghanistan. This Is Surrender.
Ryan Crocker, Washington Post
Trump Is Delivering a Better Republican Foreign Policy
Ross Douthat, New York Times
Why I Sued Obama, My Commander-in-Chief
Nathan Smith, The American Conservative

Try not to cry too much.
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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #117 on: February 08, 2019, 10:45:06 AM »
While NRA leaders embraced her, admitted unregistered Russian agent Maria Butina denounced US sanctions and advised a militia group helping Putin seize Crimea.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/nra-russia-maria-butina-putin-crimea/


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« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2019, 09:28:57 AM »
Now this is funny: billionaire wants his money back, politicians didn't stay bought.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-08/chinese-billionaire-huang-xiangmo-wants-political-donations-back/10794726

Guess he forgot, you just rent 'em.

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« Reply #119 on: February 12, 2019, 11:06:42 PM »
While NRA leaders embraced her, admitted unregistered Russian agent Maria Butina denounced US sanctions and advised a militia group helping Putin seize Crimea.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/nra-russia-maria-butina-putin-crimea/



Bamford has a profile on the Butina case at the New Republic: it was a stitch up

"When I asked Frank Figliuzzi, the former head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, about the prosecution’s conduct, he was angry. “I am troubled and hope there is a full inquiry,” he told me. “This is disturbing. The question is whether this is convenient ineptitude or something far deeper.”
 "

" “They manipulated the evidence,” was the opinion of a former assistant U.S. attorney familiar with the Washington, D.C., office. It was a place he had spent many years prosecuting cases. “The government is basically calling her a whore in a public filing.... I think it was an attempt to influence media coverage.” He added, “This seems like somebody panicked, they moved too early, now they’re trying to figure out what to do.”
 "

" It is also another example of the media marching in formation with the government, as it did in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. “I think journalism skepticism stops at whatever a prosecutor says,” the former assistant U.S. attorney told me.  "

" A senior CIA official who held one of the highest jobs in the agency’s Clandestine Service, and who worked closely with the FBI on many spy cases, offered a cynical view of the bureau’s counterintelligence work. “They want to generate headlines. They don’t care if the information is credible or not,” "

https://newrepublic.com/article/153036/maria-butina-profile-wasnt-russian-spy

Bamford has been writing about US intelligence agencies for decades. Anything by him is worth reading.

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Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2019, 11:48:53 PM »
Yeah I am totally biased. I don't believe a thing that comes out of the mouths of US Officials at any level from the President down (inlc Obama) nor the US media lowlifes (leaning left or right, gop or dem) without hard proof with evidence that's confirmed by objective third party sources sources and documentation

Butina was a politically motivated stitch up by the FBI who's last two heads were Mueller and Comey? No tell me it isn't true! It can't be true.

“I think journalism skepticism stops at whatever a prosecutor says,”

Ha? Now tell me something I didn't know already. Michael Jackson comes to mind here. How many innocents have been jailed, a few released but most have not been. (Hi Kamala!)

... offered a cynical view of the bureau’s counterintelligence work. “They want to generate headlines. They don’t care if the information is credible or not,” "

Gosh, surely he is not suggesting the FBI and the nation's Media are deceptive dishonest corrupted and incompetent? Gosh, who knew? What a surprise!!!

When are we (the new coalition of the grandiose western powers) going to invade Venezuela to save the freedom and democracy and corporate profits again?

Shouldn't we invade Cuba and Iran too?

How about ignoring everything criminal murderous thing that Israel does 24/7/365 the last 50+ years too? 

America is a nation of lying suck-holes, period. From the President down to the local church/school board.
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