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the prerogatives now are for those who want to manage and cited the prerogatives hour for those who want to manage and so i had a. i should say said anti union sentiment in the united states among elites is so strong that the fundamental. i should say said anti union sentiment in the united states among the leads is so strong that the fundamental couper of labor rights the basic principle in the international labor who are of labor rights and the basic principle in the international labor organization is the rate of free association which would mean the rate bergen is asian is the rate of free association which would mean the right to form unions u.s. has never ratified. so i think the us to form unions us has never ratified. so i think the us may be alone among major societies in that respect. it's considered
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maybe alone among major societies in that respect. it's considered so for out of the spectrum of american politics it literally has never been bettered so for out of the spectrum of american politics it literally has never been considered. a rumor that the us has considered. a rumor that the us has a law on very violent labor history as. siding lawn very violent labor history is. siding. with the ira had been very strong. but had been very strong about the 1920 s. . period not unlike today about the 1920 s. . period not unlike today. who is virtually crush robert reich.
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wendy who is virtually crushed robert reich. when very. very very. very. large. large. by the mid series. by the mid series began to reconstruct. trivia and to reconstruct. truth
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a dozen or israel he himself was rather sympathetic to progressive legislation doesn't or israel he himself was rather sympathetic to progressive legislation that would be an event for the general population but he had to somehow get it lation that would be an event for the general population but he had to somehow get it passed so he informed labor leaders and others forced me to test so he informed labor leaders and others forced me to do it. what he meant is you go out and demonstrate to it. what he meant is you go out and demonstrate early protest develop the labor movement very early in protest develop the labor movement. when the placard pressures fission and be able to get through the legislation you win the popular pressures fission and be able to get through the legislation you i am. not for a. build that definition number live
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a day i'm not for a. bill that definition of a day. when many. people were being dragged out when many. people were being gradually a regular man in. tripoli feel they were only a regular man in. tripoli feel. i prefer that brought out defamation. i prefer that brought out defamation. so there was a kind of a combination of a sympathetic government. so there was a kind of a combination of a sympathetic government and by the mid thirty's very substantial activism. and by the mid thirty's very substantial activism. there were industrial
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action there were sit down strikes were true there were industrial action there were the sit down strikes which were very frightening to. ownership. have to recognise is very frightening to. ownership. have to recognise. it is just one step so fortunate thing we do need to strike is just one step before saying we don't need bush that we can run this by yourselves. because we can run this by yourselves. and business was told. and business was told to read the business press in the late thirty's they were talking about you read the business press in the late thirty's they were talking about. to the hazard facing
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industrialists and the rising political power to the hazard facing industrialists in the rising political power of the masses which has to be repressed things were on hold during our of the masses which has to be repressed things were on hold during the 2nd world war but immediately after the 2nd world war the business offensive began in the 2nd world war but immediately after the 2nd world war the business offensive began in force and test courtly yack. yack force. test courtly act. and act. to restart any quality in my. current start any quality in labor management relation. to mccarthyism was used for a massive very management relation. in the currency is and was used for a massive corporate propaganda offensives to attack union. increased sharply of
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corporate propaganda offensives to attack union. increased sharply during the reagan years and reagan pretty much told the business world future in the reagan years and reagan pretty much told the business world if you want to illegally break urbanizing efforts and strikes go ahead they are and do want to illegally break urbanizing efforts and strikes go ahead they are in violation of the law and if they do not report for work within 48 hours. and if they do not report for work within 48 hours they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated condition they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated to continue to the ninety's and of course with george w. bush went through the roof to new to the ninety's and of course with george w. bush went through the roof and. now less than 7 percent of private sector workers
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have union by now less than 7 percent of private sector workers have unions. the effect is that the usual counter force to the effect is that the usual counter force to an offensive or highly class conscious business class is does own offensive or highly class conscious business class is dissolved. if you're in both. known if you're in a position of power you want to maintain class consciousness for yourself position of power you want to maintain class consciousness for yourself but
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a limited everywhere else here back to the 19th century but all limited everywhere else here back to the 19th century in the early days of the industrial revolution and ignited states were in the early days of the industrial revolution and ignited states working people were very conscious of this they in fact overwhelmingly people were very conscious of this they in fact overwhelmingly regarded that wage labor as not very different from slavery regarded that of wage labor as not very different from slavery for the different only in that it was temporary effect of such a popular idea that different only in that it was temporary effect of such a popular idea that was a slogan of the republican party. well that was a very sure that was a slogan of the republican party. well i was a very sharp class consciousness and the interests of power and privilege that are
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class consciousness and the interests of power and privilege it's good to drive those ideas out of people's heads you don't want them to know that there and it's good to drive those ideas out of people's heads you don't want them to know that they're an oppressed class so this is one of the few societies magicks don't talk about oppressed class so this is one of the few societies magicks don't talk about class in fact the national class is very simple who gives the order of class in fact the national class is very simple who gives the orders who follows and that basically defines class as more new honors who follows and that basically defines class it's more nuanced and complex but that's basically it. complex but that's basically it.
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the public relations industry the advertising industry which is dedicated the public relations industry the advertising industry which is dedicated to creating consumers it's a phenomenon developed in the freest countries it integrated consumers it's a phenomenon developed in the freest countries in britain and the united states and the reason is pretty clear it in britain and the united states and the reason is. it's pretty clear it became clear by a say
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a century ago that it was not going to be so he's became clear by a say a century ago that it was not going to be so easy to control the population by force too much freedom in one. day to control the population by force too much freedom with one. labor going to ising parliamentary labor parties in many countries women started to get the french labor going to ising parliamentary labor parties in many countries women started to get the french as and so on she had of other means of controlling people and it was understood and so on she had of other means of controlling people and it was understood and expressed they have to control them by control of. good and expressed they have to control them by control of. beliefs and attitudes well one of the best ways to control people and beliefs and attitudes well one of the best ways to control people in terms of
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attitudes is what the great politically in terms of attitudes is what the great political economists there stand blindfold fabricating consumers. condoms thirst and the blue and gold fabricating consumers. if you can find. if you can fabricate a want to. make obtaining things that are just abertay want to. make obtaining things that are just about within your reach the essence of life they're going to be trapped into becoming the bell within your reach the essence of life they're going to be trapped into becoming a consumer's. you read the business press it consumers. and you read the business press say 920 s.
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it talks about the need to direct people to 920 s. it talks about the need to direct people to the superficial things of life like fashionable consumption and that will keep him at the superficial things of life like fashionable consumption and that will keep him out of our hair. you find his doctrine all through progressive over here. you find his doctrine all through progressive intellectual for walter lippmann the major progress of intellectual of the intellectual for walter lippmann the major progress of intellectual of the 20th century. he wrote famous of the 20th century. he wrote famous progressive essays on democracy and wishes for you was exactly that the public most progressive essays on democracy in which his view was exactly that the public must be put in their place so that the responsible men can make
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decisions without being put in their place so that the responsible men can make decisions without interference from the be willed and heard. interference from the be willed and heard. there to be spectators not participants then you get a properly functioning democracy there to be spectators not participants then you get a properly functioning democracy straight back to madison on to the polls memory and straight back to madison on to the polls memory and so on and the advertising industry just exploded and so on and the advertising industry just exploded. with with this as its goal fabricating consumers. with with this as its goal fed. hating consumers.
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and it's done with great sophistication. many miles down and it's done with great sophistication. many miles down. one of the last alone while very singular. he's one of the last alone while a very singular green room are aware of the kind. of the idealism around whom are aware of the kind. of the ideal is what you actually see need to did. we're let's see teenage which actually seemed to did. we're let's see teenage girls they have a free cetera afternoon all they go walking in a shopping mall girls they have a free cetera afternoon all they go walking in a shopping mall not the library or somewhere else. the idea is to try to run
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the library or somewhere else. the idea is to try to control everyone has to turn the whole society into the control everyone has to turn the whole society into the perfect system. a perfect system would be perfect system. perfect system would be a society based on a diet of pair the pair is you a society based on a diet of pair the pair is you and your television set or maybe no you in the internet. and your television set or maybe no you in the internet. in which that presents you with what the proper life would be with you and in which to that presents you with what. the proper life would be with trying to get education
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and you spend your time and effort to gaining those things which you don't need a good education and you spend your time and effort to gaining those things which you don't need you don't want maybe to throw away. but that's the measure you don't want maybe to throw away. but that's the measure of a decent life. what we are of a decent life. what we see is in say advertising on television if you've ever taken an mc is in say advertising on television and if you've ever taken an economics course you know that markets are supposed to be based on economics course you know that markets are supposed to be based on informed consumers making rational choices well if we had informed consumers making rational choices well if we had a system like that
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a market system in a television ad would consume system like that a market system in a television ad would consist of say general motors putting up information saying here's what is to say general motors putting up information saying here's what we have for sale a samba an ad for a car is an ad for occurs we have for sale a samba an ad for a car is an ad for a car is a football hero you know an actress the car doing some crazy football hero you know an actress of the car doing some crazy thing like going up a mountain or something the point is to be thing like going up a mountain or something the point is to create uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices create uninformed consumers who are making. irrational choices that's what advertising is all about. and when the same instead is what advertising
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is all about. and when the same institutions p.r. . system runs elections they do it the same way as p.r. . the system runs elections they do it the same way. they want to create an uninformed electorate which will make iraq. they want to create an uninformed electorate which will make irrational choices so often against their own interests and we see it in fashion all truisms so often against their own interests and we see it every time one of these extravaganzas take place. every time one of these extravaganzas take place. right after the election.
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president obama won an award from the right after the election. president obama won an award from the advertising industry for the best marketing campaign and was reported here in the advertising industry for the best marketing campaign and was reported here if you go to the international business press executives were euphoric if you go to the international business press executives were euphoric you know they said we've been selling candidates marketing candidates like they said we've been selling candidates marketing candidates like you know toothpaste ever since reagan and this is the greatest achievement we have you know toothpaste ever since reagan and this is the greatest achievement we have i don't usually agree with sarah pail and when she mocks have i don't usually agree with therapy. but when she mocks the much she calls the hopi changey stuff she's right 1st of all
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it's the much she calls the hopi changey stuff she's right 1st of all obama didn't really promise anything and that's mostly illusion you go back obama didn't really promise anything and that's mostly illusion you go back to the campaign rhetoric and take a look at this very little discussion of policy issues to the campaign rhetoric and take a look at this very little discussion of policy issues and for very very good good reason. because publicly. opinion on composer is sharply disconnected from what the 2 party leadership and their finances sharply disconnected from what the 2 party leadership and their financial backers want. poesy more and more their backers want. poesy more and more it is focused on the private interests that fund the campaigns
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it is focused on the private interests that fund the campaigns. who is the public being marginalized. who is the public being marginalized. and we're going to fulfill the repeated promises. and we're going to fulfill the repeated promises. to the people i promise you know we've all got. to the people. you know we've all been. grieving. be. rebuilt. you. pretty.
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pretty. screwed. pretty good professor. pretty good professor now you want to 1st correct that. you know. now you want to 1st correct that. you know.
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all 5 the. big. all 5 the. big. coming coming coming out my yard. coming up my yard. see. you know we all take the language that we speak for granted take their life and marriage that
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we think we are endowed with no slight as if they're in it and that we know that these laws we don't notice it and that the fact most of us believe that we simply perceive reality the way that it is in fact we know men stop us believe that we simply perceive reality the way that it is in fact we know many years of psychological experiments the best narry far from the truth that we don't see things in years of psychological experiments the best narry far from the truth we don't see things just the way that they are just that way and the way our own that is at least and read the way that working on the turn of the world that we have that then is how i would think that internal world we live in is highly constrained by that struck by our brain stream taxpayers at all since our by the string instruments probably not all but also the structures of our languages and cultures called culture and just tell us how to tell us what's happening in the states to go . and.
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look to. the notable what was another notes etc critical a little give us some easy it's you can just blurt usual conditional. look but you mustn't. lose still joy you. simply have to surrender my future course and with children just look at it with should go until the end was good at least looking good for the showing of the blue chip is going to win the trick don't you think it should be your last to win the trick. do you think it should be your your patients that it. will be to look shipping. if he thought it. well to have shipped it.
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yet when you lost it does the book in the war were the best thing ever that struck you when you lost it does the book in the war were the thing about. this in your ideal now or that or. was it in your ideal now or that or. was there less loses in the process. was the less loses in the process. stuff no worries i'm all right there yet of course because the russians were easily all right there yet of course this was produced a. lesser still a syringe don't add over those that. were still isn't really still at all for at least.
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the leading political scientists more nuanced came out. of the leading political scientists more nuanced village study of the relation republican attitude. when he shows a study of. the relation between public attitudes and the wood poesy what he shows
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is that about 70 percent of the population has no way of influencing poesy about 70 percent of the population has no way of influencing. but they might as well be and some other country. of the population they might as well be and some other country . and the population knows. what its lead to is suppose and. what it's led to is a population that angry frustrated hates institutions elation that angry frustrated hates institutions. it's not acting constructively to try to respond. it's not acting constructively to try to respond to. his popular mobilization and activism to. bring his popular mobilization and activism but in very self destructive directions
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. taking the form but in very self destructive directions. taking the form of unfocused anger attacks on one another and form of unfocused anger attacks on one another and on vulnerable targets that's what happens in cases like this. on vulnerable targets that's what happens in cases like this. it is corrosive of social relations but that's the. it is corrosive of social relations but that's the point the point is to make people hate and fear each point the point is to make people to hate and fear each other and look out only for themselves and don't do anything for anyone else either. out only for themselves and don't do anything for anyone else.
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one place you see it strike. one place you see it strikingly is on the april 15th. april 15th is a kind of a measure if you please on april 15th. april 15th is a kind of a measure the day of prayer taxes of how democratic a society is the day of prayer taxes of how democratic a society is a different city if a society is really democratic april 15th would be a different city if a society is really democratic april 15th would be a day of celebration it's a day when the population gets together be a day of celebration it's a day when the population gets together decides to fund the programs and activities that they have formula decides to fund the programs and activities that they have
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formulated agreed upon would be better than the solution celebrated the way it is needed agreed upon what could be better than the solution celebrated the way it is needed state it's a day of mourning it's a day in which some united states it's a day of mourning it's a day in which some alien power has nothing to do with you is coming down to steal it in power you know has nothing to do with you is coming down to steal your hard earned money and you do everything you can be keep from doing. your hard earned money and you do everything you can be keep from doing. well that is a kind of a measure of the extent to which at least in popular country where that is a kind of a measure of the extent to which at least in popular consciousness democracy is actually functioning. not her attractive picture business the. she's actually function. not her attractive picture.
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the tendencies that we've been describing. the tendencies that we've been describing within american society unless there are versed it's going to be extremely within american society unless there are a verse it's going to be an extremely ugly society i'm a society that's based on at least. i'm a society that's based on adam smith's final maxim you know all for myself
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nothing for anyone else i'm serious maxim you know or for myself nothing for anyone else. aside in which normal human instincts an emotion of sympathy so are there a society in which normal human instincts an emotion of sympathy so of their debut to a sport in which they're going driven out. very bitter a sport in which they're going driven out. that society so ugly i don't even know who'd want to live in it. that's a society so ugly i don't even know who want to live in it i wouldn't want my children to. would want me. children too.
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if the society is based on control by. if the society is based on controlled by private wealth it will reflect the values that in fact does a private wealth it will reflect the values that in fact does reflect. a value that is green and that will reflect. a value that is green and the desire to maximize personal gain at the expense of others and any society has made a snare to maximize personal gain at the expense of others and any society has made a small society based on that principle is a good but it can survive a global all society based on that principle is ugly but it can survive a global society based on that principle is headed for massive destruction. saudi based on that principle is headed for massive destruction.
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and i don't think we're. i don't think we're smart enough to design in any detail which spartan enough to design in any detail what a perfectly just and free society would be like i think we can build a perfectly just and free society it would be like i think we can give some guidelines and more significant we can ask how we can progress and give some guidelines and more significant we can ask how we can progress in that direction. in that direction. john dewey the leading social philosopher and lead. john dewey the leading social philosopher in
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the late 20th century he argued that until all institutions production 20th centuries he argued that until all institutions production commerce. media unless they're all under commerce. media unless they're all under participatory democratic control we will not have a very participatory democratic controlled we will not have a functioning democratic society. as he put it policy will be the functioning democratic society. as he put it policy will be the shadow cast by business over a society. shadow cast by business over a society. that's centrally true. it's centrally true.
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where. where there are structures of authority domination and hire somebody gives the orders and there are structures of authority domination and hire somebody gives the orders somebody takes them they are not self-justifying and they have to just me take them as they are not self-justifying and they have to justify themselves and their burden of proof to me . defend themselves and their burden to prove to me.
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we'll if you take a close look usually you find they can justify themselves as they can will if you take a close look usually you find they can't justify themselves as they can't we're going to be dismantling. trying to expand the din we're going to be dismantling. trying to expand the domain of freedom and justice but disband fling that form of illegitimate authorial mahon of freedom and justice way dishpan fling that form of illegitimate authority and in fact progress over the years we'll good and in fact progress over the years we'll thankfully recognize as progress has been just that the way things change is because a lot of thankfully recognizes progress has been just that the way things change is because lots of people are working all the time and you know they're working in their communities and their worth of people are working all the time and you know they're working in their communities in their workplace or wherever they happen to
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be and they're building up the basis for popular place or wherever they happen to be and they're building up the basis for popular movements which are going to make changes and that's the way everything is there are happening in our movements which are going to make changes and that's the way everything has ever happened in history. takes a freedom of speech. takes a freedom of speech. one of the real achievements of american society it's the 1st in the world and one of the real achievements of american society it's the 1st in the world in that it's not in the bill of rights on the on the constitution and freedom of speech it's not in the bill of rights on the on the constitution the freedom of speech issues began to come to the supreme court and in the early 20th century issues began to. come to the supreme court in the early 20th century.
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the major contributions came in the 1960 s. when the lead. to major contributions came in the 1960 s. one of the leading ones was a case and go in the civil rights movement well but then you had a mass popular ones was a case of going civil rights movement well but then you had a mass popular movement which was demanding rights. refusing to back your movement which was demanding rights. refusing to back down and in that context the supreme court did establish a pretty high standard for it down and in that context the supreme court did establish a pretty high standard freedom of speech or it takes a women's right women also be 3 times speech or it takes a women's right women also began identifying oppressive structures refusing to accept them or he go there being an identifying oppressive structures refusing to
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accept them or he go their people to join with them well that's her right to return . to join with them well that's her right to return. to non-trivial extent if also spent a lot of my life in activism to trouville extent if also spent a lot of my life in activism into that doesn't show up publicly but you know. terribly good at it i mean that doesn't show up publicly but you know. terribly good at it and not the greatest organizer i think that we can see quite clearly he's very very not the greatest organizer i think that we can see quite clearly some very very serious defect was an error. or a serious defect flaws in our. culture and. which are going to have to be corrected by operating outright that is commonly accept what you're going to. we correct it by operating out of it is commonly accepted i think we're going to have to find new
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ways. i think we're going to have to find new ways. but the activists are people who have created the rights that we enjoy. but the activists are people who have created the rights that we enjoy. in the arctic carrying out proces based. in the arctic carrying out process based on information that they're receiving but also contributing to the understanding remember certain information that they're receiving but also contributing to the understanding remembers or separate process. to try to do things you learn separately process. you try to do things you learn you learn but with the world it's like that feeds back to the understanding and you learn that with the world it's like that feeds back to the understanding of how to go on
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. how to go on. and there's huge opportunity it is a very free society still there's huge opportunity it is a very free society still the freest world. government has fairly limited capacity to tourist world. government has fairly limited capacity to coerce corporate business may try to coerce but there are mechanisms. for for business may try to coerce but there are mechanisms. so there's a lot to be done if people organize struggle for their rights just so there's a lot to be done if people organize struggle for the right system if done in the past and you can win many victories. and if done in the past. and there with many victories thanks.
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to. close friend for many years later. my. close friend for many years later cowards in. to put in his big cowards in. to put in his word that what matters is the countless small pieces were the what matters is the countless small deeds of the known people who lay the basis for the significant of this unknown people who lay the basis for the significant
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events that enter history. there is a once who gets the better history. there is the ones who have done things in the past the angelus do it future. done things in the past the angelus do it future. the girl
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you. lose. lose. lose.
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lose. lose. lose. big. big. mega. mega.
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where. where. do. you. join me every. time and she'll. join me every. time i'm sure. i'm sure.
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i'm sure. i'll see you then. i'll see you then.
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the rational. rational. designer. up i put on the zimmer pulled. up i put on the zimmer full body of the systems that i'm. sort. of the systems that i'm sure. there's a small fortune in that again do you want. to build this small fortune in that into
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your. fortune for the automobile out about this more than a. fortune for the automobile a lot about this morning and if such financially. if such financial. dimension had been a security. dimension of being on a 635 and you have a what a career and a career involves you 5 and you have a career and
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a career involves using your i phone in your computer and things like that being in an office and abusing your i phone in your computer and things like that being in an office and perhaps you start getting headaches circular teeth you're going to have to stop doing perhaps you start getting headaches circular teeth you're going to have to stop doing all this and that's just how you live amidst must be frankly my world and all this and that's just how you live amidst must be frightened. my world became smaller and smaller and smaller until i ended up winning it in a box became smaller and smaller and smaller until i ended up winning it in a box. very strong magnetic field on the field in my. very strong magnetic field on the field in my head. think of it like a real hard pressure my skin burns and. think of it like a real hard pressure my skin burned and that wireless access point there just
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continues on sand that wireless access point there just continues on saying with our students in the schools. we are just continually with our students in the schools. we are just continually bathing our citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electro paid our citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electro small and it's getting worse. small and it's getting worse. to the day. today there are good terrorists and bad the bad those in yemen but there are good terrorists and bad the bad those in yemen to the united states deems to be
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a threat the good those who are in syria who the united states deems to be a threat the good of those who are in syria the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. where they were assassinating populist leaders they were back. where they were assassinating populist leaders. they were backing up right away military windows funding in our means and that's why it's there's not enough right way military windows funding an army death squads there's no any more because there's always a small people for war and really going on anymore because there's always a small crowd of people for one really really good this one for profit. goodness and for profit.
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as the woman who. is the woman. who would. move him to move now home. move him to move now home i know. my.
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mom. died like a dog he died like a cow. died like a dog he died like a coward and the stories that shaped this week a double trumpet the revels in declared and the stories that shaped this week the double trumpet the revels in declaring the death a leader in syria we heard the raid against the death the leader in syria we heard the raid against the. operation. and the operation. gets delayed again but the british prime
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minister finally gets his way over gets the late then. the british prime minister finally gets his way over a general election which for most will be seen on another referendum on leaving the general election which for most will be seen another referendum on the european. and american journalist. and american journalist claims political persecution after his arrest for an alleged. political persecution after his arrest for an alleged. reporting. reporting. at the forefront of exposing the us against venezuela and now.

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