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Access is a way of life for me. http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Americans-with-Disabilities-Act-Celebrates-20-Years-99691979.html Publications: I am the author of the following 3 books: · Learning to Live Again; My Triumph Over Cancer, published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston · The Politics of Food, published by Sierra Club Books and distributed by Random House· Handbook for Commissioners, Housing and Redevelopment Officials, published by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials I have published dozens of articles in my own name for such publications as The New York Times, The New Republic, The International Herald Tribune, and Information Week (http://www.informationweek.​com/534/34uwfw.htm) and have contributed to the Time-Life Books series on computers.

Love letter 1973

Gayle was one of those beautiful women who said No after my proposing. As with the others, I was fortunate because Gayle lingered for a delicious while before making the negative apparent

Gayle.
She arrived in a psychedelic bus from New Haven, Connecticut. The tarot cards Gayle read to me in the garden of the red house, Bernal Heights, San Francisco, did not simply predict my future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach adventure on the Pacific astonishingly similar to a Fellini beach scene

 

Ethereal

To be continued… [ and how]

 

 

Detail from my arrest last month

Work in progress

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Walls and bars do not a prison make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the cool prison next to the new prison. My prison.

This is the cool prison next door. Ignore, the discussion about rape. No one wanted to rape me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walls and bars do not a prison make

 

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1973 Letter to my literary agent seeking her help to break a book contract on how Timothy Leary escaped from prison

Letter to Marie Rodell June 1973

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Wikipedia

Marie Freid Rodell (January 31, 1912 – November 9, 1975) was a literary agent and author who managed the publications of much of environmentalist Rachel Carson‘s writings, as well as the first book by civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr..

Rodell was born in New York City, and attended Vassar College (B.A. 1932). After nine years as an editor for mystery novels, Rodell formed her own literary agency in 1948.[1] That year she met Rachel Carson, who hired her. She worked with Carson for the remainder of Carson’s life, and after Carson’s death in 1964 became her literary executor; she compiled and organized the Rachel Carson Papers (which took over two years) and arranged for the posthumous publication of A Sense of Wonder.[2] In 1957 she was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s literary agent for Stride Toward Freedom.[1]

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“Marie: This is the understanding hat I have with Joanna in relation to this book. This book will be Joanna’s view of  her love story with Timothy Leary as told to Joel Solkoff.”

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Sampling from a five page letter

“Marie

It is therefore necessary for Joanna Harcourt-Smith Leary to agree to the following conditions in writing.”

  1. Anything contained in the final draft of our book will be agreed to by each of us.That means that I can veto anything I don’t like and t she can veto anything she doesn’t like.  That means we will constantly be fighting until there is a state of equilibrium.”

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I took this photograph of Joanna Harcourt-Smith on the Friday before Mother’s Day, 1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Page two

Page two of five pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Marie

Now, even considering the above, this is why I am bothering with the scene:

  1. For the first time in my life I am dealing with brilliant minds on an equal basis with the opportunity of making some money and advancing my career. (I define my career, incidently, as the ability to make a steady income from playing with words.”

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In the beginning there was Oui Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

In May I began to search for the next source to supplement my income publishing for the Village Voice. That month, another publication went out of business.. That publication had paid me to cover the World Series of Rodeo in Oklahoma City. I had finished the article and having trouble selling it. I was in search of the next idea to propose to a magazine and then I was inside the Timothy Leary inner circle.

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3653-24th Street. pt 1

San Francisco, California 94110

July 26, 1973

“Dear Marie:

Monday, I visited Timothy Lear in Folsom Prison. I am now on his approved visiting list and am able to to wee him four times a month, six hours at a stretch. My visit convinced me your advice is sound. My relationship with Tim and Joanna is clearly wasting my time.

Joanna was in New York last week becoming famous for Bantam Books. I very much wanted you and she to meet. She is in need of some intelligent information on why it is that most people do not regard Tim Leary as the messiah.

Joanna is a brilliant woman who is very much in love with Timothy Leary. She is frightened because she suspects Tim’s claims of omnipotence will suddenly manifest themselves as nonsense.

Joanna fears the time may come when she will be unable to remain in love with the man for whom she abandoned everything.

Copyright © 2018 by Joel Solkoff. All rights reserved.

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Maren Morris – My Church

Maren Morris’ debut album HERO, featuring “”I Could Use A Love Song”

Now available: Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/mmhero Amazon

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Lyrics

[Verse 1:]
I’ve cheated and I’ve lied
I’ve fallen down from grace
A few too many times
But I find holy redemption
When I put this car in drive
Roll the windows down and turn up the dial
[Chorus:]
Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my churchhat’s my church
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/maren-morris/mychurch.html
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Wikipedia

Maren Larae Morris[1] (born April 10, 1990)[2][3][4] is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended playMaren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.[5]

Her debut single, “My Church“, peaked at number one on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and reached the top five on the US Hot Country Songs chart and won aGrammy for Best Country Solo Performance.[6] Her third single, “I Could Use a Love Song”, was her first to reach number one on the Country Airplay Charts. She provided vocals for “The Middle“, a pop collaboration with Zedd and Grey, released in January 2018, which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maren_Morris

 

 

 

 

On Saturday August 11th at 9:15 I was arrested on the street where I live for trying to get to synagogue

PA Transportation Sec. Leslie Richards tramples my rights  & those of my 88 low-income disabled & elderly neighbors  to pray

Richards is  a liberal Democrat appointed by Governor Tom Wolf. for whom my friend Bonnie supported when she ran for office in Montgomery County, Never again.

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PA Secretary of Transportation Richards controls from afar (an hour 15 minute drive away) the  ability of 89 low-income elderly and disabled residents to leave and enter our de facto nursing home. Her remote control autocracy unconstitutionally prevents me from exercising my First Amendment righ to pray to God. That is not all. Sec. Richards has in effect created a ghetto separating our residence Addison Court from the daily lives of the rest of the Downtown State College Community. You have come to the right posting for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Form releasing me from jail on my own recognizance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The route to synagogue before Sec. Richards destroyed it

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How Sec. Richards prevented me from attending synagogue

From a regional office in Clearfield, a rural former coal mining town an hour and fifteen minute drive away from State College, Penn Dot administers the street on which I live ( and noteworthy its sidewalks). I filmed this video the week during  I was arrested.

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How my fellow Jews pray in the only synagogue I tried to pray open that August Sabbath

 

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Class B villain: State College Police Chief John Gardner

August 2016. Channel 6. WJAC.
STATE COLLEGE – After searching for a replacement for several months, the borough announced on Monday night that John Gardner will be the new police chief.Gardner has been the assistant chief for over 26 years. He is taking over for Tom King, who has been chief for the past 23 years. Gardner, who graduated from Philipsburg Osceola High School in 1974, was introduced on Tuesday during a news conference.He went on to study at Penn State, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Individual and Family Studies and he received his master’s degree in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chronology of my attempt to get arrested, my final success in getting arrested, my time in jail, my time at Mt. Nittany Medical Center while still under arrest, my appearance in Commonwealth Court, and my next appearance in Court for jury selection

I. Request to be arrested at 7 PM at the Monday August 8, 2018 Regular meeting of the Borough of State College. [ Footnote 1.]

Agenda V called for public comment for which I was given four minutes. In advance, I had passed out hard copy to all Borough Council members, staff, and understandably small audience. of this blog post:

FOR LOW-INCOME DISABLED AND ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN THE BOROUGH OF STATE COLLEGE, A STATE OF EMERGENCY EXISTS

In advance, I had arranged to show the Borough Council the 3 minute plus  video above filmed earlier that Monday showing that construction made it impossible given the traffic and absence of sidewalks (under repair) to synagogue on Saturday. I noted, reading this press release:

To: Mayor Donald Hahn, Borough Manager Tom Fontaine, Solicitor Terry Williams, Esq. and the unfit members of the State College Borough Council

From: Joel Solkoff, [email protected]

7 PM: Four minute praise of Mayor Hahn, Borough Manager Tom Fontaine, and denunciation of all members of the State College Borough Council (all of whom, sadly, are Democrats).

7:30: My arrest on Beaver Avenue between Allen and Pugh

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At 7:05, I scooted to the desk where Police Chief Gardner was sitting and politely asked him to arrest me.

Chief Gardner was less than polite telling me we could talk about it later and “work something out.” I insisted that I wanted to be arrested immediately. He said he was busy paying attention to the meeting. He may have been paying attention but he was certainly not usefully employed given that the next item (which was a waste of a police chief’s time) was: Petition to Vacate a portion of E Alley between Hill Alley and Prospect Avenue.

Clothed in politeness, I did not tell him what I thought. Instead, I said, “Don’t worry, I can find another police officer to arrest me.”

From the elevator, I scooted to the police office on the first floor of the Borough Hall to left of the Allen Street entrance where the expensive and unnecessary automatic doors for the mobility disabled are frequently broken.

The office for the police was closed. I drove my scooter two blocks away to Beaver Avenue–two blocks away–positioning myself slighty to the right of the Allen Street light and parked my scooter  [sadly not an Amigo Mobility brand] on the middle of the street.

There where several hours of daylight left. Cars, trucks, buses and vans honked and several angry motorists hurled curse words at me. I saw a police officer to the right a quarter block away speaking loudly asking him to arrest me before I made even more of a disturbance.

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Background/digression

I was born in New York City in 1947. From 1965 to 1969, I attended Columbia College at 116th Street and Broadway. Not once did I or any of my classmates ever check to see whether the traffic light was red or green when we crossed broadway to drink beer at the West End Bar and Restaurant.  Instead, if the traffic on Broadway was moving slowly we automatically stepped in front of slow moving cars which a sixth sense told us would stop if we stepped in front. In short, my world view was and ontinues to be distinctly different from Centre Country. Routinely, I take my motorized wheel chair across Beaver Avenue when it is safe enough often causing locals to freak out and yell when I cross safely but idiosyncratically.

By comparison, the vast majjority of my 89 neighbors at Addison Court–an eight story “independent living center”– have never been to New York City. My friends and neighbors often find themselves horrified to be living in Downtown State College. Downtown being the operative word.

About 20 of my neighbors never leave their beds let alone their apartments. They are cared for by an assortment of health care workers who receive minimum wage–most of whom do not have health insurance.  Most of these health care workers live outside the small confines of the Borough of State College which has a population of 45,000.  The Borough is politically dominated by Democrats who regard themselves as liberals. The Mayor has no political power. The power in the Borough resides in the hands of seven members of the Council whose incompetence is noteworthy. Ever the optimist, I assume that the Manhattanization of Downtown is a consequence of their laziness as surrounding the glorified low-income nursing home where I live is being taken over by the forces of Mammon.

Last year, a multi-storied Hyatt opened for business. On the Thursday before the blue and white football game, the Hyatt charged $450 for one night for a room. The attitude of the Borough mothers and fathers is that Addison Court is an inconvenience. When Beaver Avenue is not clogged with traffic especially during the evening rush hour, private cars rush by at speeds of 55 miles an hour despite the 25 mile an hour speed limit and which is not enforced and despite the presence of elderly and disabled pedestrians trying to cross. Afraid, my fellow residents– whose locomotion is dependent upon walkers, canes, and manual wheel chairs–all too often limit their outdoor excursions to sitting in the parking lot watching traffic.

I have begun an oral history project. Here is my friend and neighbor Scott Carter.

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Footnotes

  1. Meeting Agenda
    State College Borough Council
    Regular Meeting
    Monday, August 6, 2018
    7:00 p.m. http://www.statecollegepa.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08062018-1420?html=true
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Health South Pleasant Gap, PA profits off my not getting well enough so I do not break my ankle again

We are the nation’s leading owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and a leader in home-based care
(home health and hospice), offering services in 36 states and Puerto Rico.

On July 10, 2017, we announced the plan to rebrand
and change our name from HealthSouth Corporation to Encompass Health Corporation. On October 20, 2017, our board of directors approved an amended and restated certificate of incorporation in order to change the name effective as of January 1, 2018.

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Courtesy of Francois Micheloud
The cartoon reads “One sees his (Uncle Sam’s) finish unless good government retakes the ship”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Along with the corporate name change, the NYSE ticker symbol for our common stock changed from “HLS” to “EHC.”

Our operations in both business segments will transition to the Encompass Health branding on a rolling basis. The rebranding is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
We were organized as a Delaware corporation in February 1984. Our principal executive offices currently are located at 3660 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35243, and the telephone number of the principal executive offices is
(205) 967-7116. We anticipate relocating to newly constructed offices at 9001 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama on
April 2, 2018.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=mark+tarr&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS753US754&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_6fyaxdXdAhWxq1kKHQFgC-kQ_AUIDygC&biw=683&bih=313#imgrc=ISz60iekomJfOM:

 

 

 

 

 

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Our website address is www.encompasshealth.com.
In addition to the discussion here, we encourage the reader to review Item 1A, Risk Factors, Item 2, Properties, and
Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, which highlight additional
considerations about our company.

We manage our operations in two operating segments which are also our reportable segments: (1) inpatient
rehabilitation and (2) home health and hospice. The table below provides selected operating and financial data for our inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. See Note 18, Segment Reporting, to the accompanying
consolidated financial statements for detailed financial information for each of our segments.

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(205) 967-7116
(Registrant’s telephone number)
HealthSouth Corporation
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Encompass10IK

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZjwnJePuUk

 

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These are the knowledgeable and dedicated physical therapists at Pleasant Gap’s Outpatient Therapy.
None of them receive stock options, adequate pay, proper working conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Specifics

How this “for profit” hospital steals your tax dollars

Inpatient Rehabilitation
For the Year Ended December 31,
2017 2016 2015
Medicare 73.2% 73.3% 73.2%
Medicare Advantage 8.4% 7.7% 7.9%
Managed care 10.9% 11.2% 11.1%
Medicaid 3.1% 3.0% 2.5%
Other third-party payors 1.6% 1.8% 2.0%
Workers’ compensation 0.9% 1.0% 1.1%
Patients 0.6% 0.6% 0.7%
Other income 1.3% 1.4% 1.5%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Home Health and Hospice
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Mark J. Tarr, Chief Villon, President and Chief Executive Officer and Director Encompass Health

Your tax dollars at work

Mark J. Tarr

Executive Compensation

As President and Chief Executive Officer at ENCOMPASS HEALTH CORPMark J. Tarr made $4,934,183 in total compensation. Of this total $900,000 was received as a salary, $1,169,280 was received as a bonus, $540,238 was received in stock options, $2,277,744 was awarded as stock and $46,921 came from other types of compensation. This information is according to proxy statements filed for the 2017 fiscal year.

President and Chief Executive OfficerENCOMPASS HEALTH CORPView local and national averages forsalaries$4.9MILLION$900,000Base Pay$1,169,280Bonus + Non-EquityIncentive Comp$2,069,280Total Cash Comp$2,277,744Stock Award Value$540,238Option Award Value$2,817,982Total Equity$46,921Total Other$4,934,183 Total CompensationFiscal Year Ended in 2017

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Bloomberg profile

Mark J. Tarr

CEO, President & Director,Encompass Health Corporation
Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 10 board members in 1 different organizations across 5 different industries.

See Board Relationships

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Background*

Mr. Mark J. Tarr serves as President, Chief Executive Officer And Director of Encompass Health Corp. since December 29, 2016. Mr. Tarr serves as the Principal Executive Officer and President at HEALTHSOUTH Colorado Real Estate, LLC, HEALTHSOUTH Kansas Real Estate, LLC, HEALTHSOUTH Sea Pines Holdings, LLC and HEALTHSOUTH Arizona Real Estate, LLC. He served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Encompass Health Corporation since February 24, 2011 …

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Corporate Headquarters*

3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35243United States

Phone: 205-967-7116
Fax: —

Board Members Memberships*

2016-Present
CEO, President & Director

Education*

Bachelor’s Degree
Ball State University
MBA
Emory University-Goizueta Business School

Other Affiliations*

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Mark J. Tarr

CEO, President & Director,Encompass Health Corporation
Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 10 board members in 1 different organizations across 5 different industries.

See Board Relationships

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Background*

Mr. Mark J. Tarr serves as President, Chief Executive Officer And Director of Encompass Health Corp. since December 29, 2016. Mr. Tarr serves as the Principal Executive Officer and President at HEALTHSOUTH Colorado Real Estate, LLC, HEALTHSOUTH Kansas Real Estate, LLC, HEALTHSOUTH Sea Pines Holdings, LLC and HEALTHSOUTH Arizona Real Estate, LLC. He served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Encompass Health Corporation since February 24, 2011 …

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Corporate Headquarters*

3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35243United States

Phone: 205-967-7116
Fax: —

Board Members Memberships*

2016-Present
CEO, President & Director

Education*

Bachelor’s Degree
Ball State University
MBA
Emory University-Goizueta Business School

Other Affiliations*

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I will be back soon with more Encompass Health corporate infamy details

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When President Trump resigns he needs a speech

Friends

Set and setting is everything. Clearly, a Donald Trump resignation speech should have the appearance of verisimilitude. The preparation assumes Judge Brett Kavanaugh will withdraw his name from Supreme Court consideration. Also, the House will go Democratic. Ergo, the new Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Gerry Nadler of New York, will begin impeachment proceedings in January 2019.

One week after Election Day,President Trump will resign. He will take a helicopter from the Oval Office to his Trump Tower suite. There, displaying his resignation letter to the Secretary of State, Trump will explain that the deep State has forced him to fight against corruption more effectively as a great businessman and deal maker.

Coordinating with the President, Putin will be broadcasting live from Moscow,

Trump will announce he is moving to Moscow where he will be building a Trump Tower. Trump will announce that he is moving to Russia so as to most effectively drain the DC swamp.

For an individual contribution of $18, you can help create a great piece of oratory.

Not sad. Happy

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For decades, I have been a speechwriter and a ghost

1. When President Trump resigns his Presidency on Tuesday, November 13th, the Donald needs to use words. I am well qualified to provide the words and do so “anonymously.”

2. My speeches have appeared in the industry Bible Vital Speeches. The Wall Street Journal paid me to write about my experiences as a corporate speechwriter.

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3. I have written speeches for the Republican and Democratic chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

4. Site and setting is everything. When President Trump resigns the Presidency, he must do so from his office at Trump Tower.

5. The Trump resignation speech should insist that the Presidency is worthless. The deep state, corruption in the Justice Department, the re-emergence of swamp dwellers require an understanding that the power of a deal-making private citizen working outside of corrupt government.

http://www.joelsolkoff.com/speechwriting-basics-how-to-apologize-without-saying-you-are-sorry/

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