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Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts
World Net Daily ^ | February 15, 2008

Posted on 03/21/2008 7:14:23 PM PDT by nuconvert

Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts

Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder

February 15, 2008

WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to "the vast right-wing conspiracy."

For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.

Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by the two major candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination can only be understood as a psychological disorder.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: book; bookreview; disorders; liberalmin; liberals; lylerossiter; mentalillness; psychiatry; psychology; rossiter; theliberalmind
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1 posted on 03/21/2008 7:14:25 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert; Admin Moderator

Moderator,

I think this is a duplicate post.

nuconvert—

Did you search, first?

In any case, this psychologist agrees . . .

They are

—nuts
—spoiled brats or too often too easily willfully indigent
—rebellious
—traitorous
—clueless
—idiots.


2 posted on 03/21/2008 7:17:11 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nuconvert

Making money by stating the obvious.


3 posted on 03/21/2008 7:17:32 PM PDT by MtnClimber ("Bullfighting, Mountain Climbing and Auto-Racing are the only real sports.)
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To: Quix

YES I searched. I always do


4 posted on 03/21/2008 7:18:04 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: nuconvert

surely it’s worth repeating.


5 posted on 03/21/2008 7:18:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Osama: the ultimate superdelegate.)
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To: nuconvert

I KNEW IT!!


6 posted on 03/21/2008 7:19:09 PM PDT by Russ
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To: nuconvert

Yeah, but they’re not ‘liberals’ now, they’re ‘progressives’.

Retitle that book.


7 posted on 03/21/2008 7:20:07 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: nuconvert

I see 2 types - ones on angel dust and, lately, ones with Obama on pixie dust.


8 posted on 03/21/2008 7:23:31 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: nuconvert

New Flash: Sgt_Schultze has discovered that bears isht in the woods.


9 posted on 03/21/2008 7:23:38 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: nuconvert

Not doubting that you did.

I just remember such a thread 1-4 days ago.


10 posted on 03/21/2008 7:25:15 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nuconvert

A friend was told that the CIA had such a psychological profile of lefties back in the 60’s. As I heard it, the liberals are extremely upset that the real world does not match their utopian fantasies, or they are unable to recognize that the real world is imperfect and not the way they want it, whereas a healthy person understands that reality is not the way we all wish it to be.


11 posted on 03/21/2008 7:26:50 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Like I told the ranger when I was wntering the Idaho Wilderness to go elk and deer hunting.

I’ll cary a spade when the bears do.


12 posted on 03/21/2008 7:27:46 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: nuconvert

Michael Savage has been right all along !


13 posted on 03/21/2008 7:28:10 PM PDT by Supercharged Merlin (Only way to get the money out of politics is to get the politics out of money!)
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To: Quix

Then it had a different title; wasn’t keyworded well; or the search function on FR screwed up.


14 posted on 03/21/2008 7:29:24 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: nuconvert; Admin Moderator

Here it is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1971852/posts

FWIW.

I had to click on

find any word

and scroll down 3-4 pages worth to find it, though.

The title was a bit mangled originally, I think.


15 posted on 03/21/2008 7:29:49 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nuconvert

This was already know here.


16 posted on 03/21/2008 7:30:38 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: TruthWillWin

know = known


17 posted on 03/21/2008 7:30:59 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: nuconvert
Could Dr. Rossiter really be:

Captain Obvious!

18 posted on 03/21/2008 7:43:53 PM PDT by 50mm (:-O :-o - :-| ZZZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz)
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To: TruthWillWin

Well, the issue of the post, new or not, is whether liberals are, clinically speaking, mentally ill. I would say that the ones who are far left may well be, based on my and the doctor’s observations. For a gut reason I cannot articulate, that feeling became reality for me when I saw a photo of a couple crying at Kerry’s concession speech.


19 posted on 03/21/2008 7:44:38 PM PDT by BIV
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To: BIV

INDEED.


20 posted on 03/21/2008 7:55:09 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nuconvert

Most of the time, I skate by because I post threads no one else would dear be caught dead posting.

However, when I’m thinking of posting a conventional topic . . . and I search, I try and choose the any word option and then search through all the resulting hit pages exhaustively. It can be quite time consuming on some topics.

This was interesting as the

FIND ALL WORDS

option only turned up your post.

But I was certain the article had been posted earlier. So then I tried

FIND ANY WORD

option and found it after 5-6 pages of meaningless hits.

Sounds like you made an earnest effort.

It’s the folks who don’t try at all that are most annoying to JimRob, if my understanding is remotely accurate.

Thanks for your understanding.

Blessings this Resurrection Sunday to you and yours.


21 posted on 03/21/2008 7:58:34 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nuconvert
"Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

I was always taught, "God helps those that help themselves." Of course, I was taught by strong, self-sufficient, hardworking folks.

22 posted on 03/21/2008 8:00:33 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: nuconvert
"Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts"

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23 posted on 03/21/2008 8:02:43 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: BIV

All I’m saying is that the fact that liberals are nuts is not news here. We have always known this on the FR. It’s a fact similar to the MSM being biased. Obvious but denied by the far left.


24 posted on 03/21/2008 8:02:48 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: Quix

Happy Easter


25 posted on 03/21/2008 8:07:48 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Sgt_Schultze has discovered that bears isht in the woods.

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26 posted on 03/21/2008 8:10:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: nuconvert

Anyone named Lyle must be listen to on Easter!


27 posted on 03/21/2008 8:10:50 PM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: nuconvert
"Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

.from the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

28 posted on 03/21/2008 8:11:07 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, youíve got it made." Groucho Marx)
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To: nuconvert
Of course, some essentially very nutty ideas come from liberals.

One the other day: we will never have peace on earth until the U.S. is diminished militarily and economically.

29 posted on 03/21/2008 8:11:36 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: nuconvert
Why the left continues to bellieve Socialism is the solution to our problems despite it's universal failure everywhere it has been tried.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a psychological state that describes the uncomfortable feeling between what one holds to be true and what one knows to be true

In simple terms, it can be the filtering of information that conflicts with what one already believes, in an effort to ignore that information and reinforce one's beliefs. In detailed terms, it is the perception of incompatibility between two cognitions, where "cognition" is defined as any element of knowledge, including attitude, emotion, belief, or behavior. The theory of cognitive dissonance states that contradicting cognitions serve as a driving force that compels the mind to acquire or invent new thoughts or beliefs, or to modify existing beliefs, so as to reduce the amount of dissonance (conflict) between cognitions.

Social psychologist Leon Festinger first proposed the theory in 1957 after the publication of his book When Prophecy Fails, observing the counterintuitive belief persistence of members of a UFO doomsday cult and their increased proselytization after the leader's prophecy failed. The failed message of earth's destruction, purportedly sent by aliens to a woman in 1956, became a disconfirmed expectancy that increased dissonance between cognitions, thereby causing most members of the impromptu cult to lessen the dissonance by accepting a new prophecy: that the aliens had instead spared the planet for their sake.

30 posted on 03/21/2008 8:14:38 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: nuconvert
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31 posted on 03/21/2008 8:14:48 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: wintertime

ping


32 posted on 03/21/2008 8:15:02 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: nuconvert

THANKS THANKS.

BTTT


33 posted on 03/21/2008 8:15:54 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nuconvert

Two important considerations:

1) Importantly, one of the fundamental properties of liberal socialism is herd-like behavior. Interestingly, this kind of behavior can also be found in many juveniles (think “peer pressure” and cliques), but is usually lost with the onset of adulthood. So could much of liberal socialism be caused by something, say a childhood illness, that inhibits full maturity? Note that this could be a condition of degree, with rabid socialists being the most brain damaged and least mature.

This would also highlight the differences between inherent leanings and learned leanings, like the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath.

2) Liberal socialists also strongly *embrace* immaturity, with a cult of youth and idealizations of childhood. “I don’t ever want to grow up”, is a common refrain. Interestingly, the difference between domestic and wild animals is that domestic animals do not reach emotional adulthood, and the individuality and aggressiveness that comes with it.

That being said, could liberal socialists be called “domesticated humans”, versus the “wild humans” (think Ted Nugent), who are oriented to independence and self-sustainment, individual success and failure.

3) The three factors that should be considered as possible causes are heredity, environment, and medical factors that could contribute to stunted growth.

However it happens, there is so much peculiar *uniformity* of liberal socialism that if you found several of them who had no exposure to liberal socialism’s philosophical underpinnings, they would still be able to reconstruct its bizarre principles, because they have such a similar mind-set.

This mind-set goes back to before the founding of the United States, and over time, from very divergent directions, it has been essentially reassembled as a philosophy, with an unnerving number of similarities.

Perhaps this is the reason that liberal socialists are so similar, even internationally and over perhaps 250 years?


34 posted on 03/21/2008 8:16:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Hugin

;~ )


35 posted on 03/21/2008 8:16:51 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: Quix
Aw Jeeze Not That Sh!t Again

"What is your obsession with duplicate posts?"

You have more posts here regarding duplicate posts than addressing the content of this post.

Besides, not everyone reads every single post 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

I missed it. I'm glad it was posted again.

36 posted on 03/21/2008 8:17:36 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: nuconvert

Didn’t Savage scoop this guy?


37 posted on 03/21/2008 8:17:39 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Williams

It’s a tough one, because there are people for whom that’s true in the ‘moderate’ or ‘right wing’ side of the political spectrum, as well.


38 posted on 03/21/2008 8:20:46 PM PDT by lainie ("You had your time, you had the power, you've yet to have your finest hour" (Roger Taylor, 1984))
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To: nuconvert
Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts

Is it considered an honor to be known as a top psychiatrist?

39 posted on 03/21/2008 8:26:47 PM PDT by jdm (The best $2 Chinese Food: http://www.vipfoods.com/images/Products/bourbonstreetchicken.jpg)
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To: Cobra64

Obsession?

Have you ever read the definition of that word—especially the clinical definition?

This is probably the first time I’ve mentioned such a thing in more than 2 years—maybe more than 3.

That’s hardly an obsession.

Sheesh.

Did someone steal your Easter Eggs early?


40 posted on 03/21/2008 8:27:45 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Cobra64

In terms of why . . .

I prefer to help fellow FREEPERS police themselves vs annoy the mods so much the mods feel compelled to weigh in.

Also, I am aware that it is annoying to JimRob and something he really prefers is minimized.

Given all he does for us, I think it’s the least we can do to help police one another.

Ting bu dong?


41 posted on 03/21/2008 8:29:08 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Quix
Most of the time, I skate by because I post threads no one else would dear be caught dead posting. However, when I’m thinking of posting a conventional topic . . . and I search, I try and choose the any word option and then search through all the resulting hit pages exhaustively. It can be quite time consuming on some topics. This was interesting as the FIND ALL WORDS option only turned up your post. But I was certain the article had been posted earlier. So then I tried FIND ANY WORD option and found it after 5-6 pages of meaningless hits. Sounds like you made an earnest effort. It’s the folks who don’t try at all that are most annoying to JimRob, if my understanding is remotely accurate. It’s the folks who don’t try at all that are most annoying to JimRob, if my understanding is remotely accurate.

No. It is the PEOPLE WHO POST IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!

42 posted on 03/21/2008 8:29:18 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

You may have more inside info than I on that score.

But I don’t belong to the

fetish against CAPS club

that has seized on the convention, belief, dogma, doctrine,

that CAPS always = screaming

vs

a different tone,
raised eyebrows,
a different cadence.

But, hey, if you wish to be a sheeple about CAPS, far be it from me to suggest heresy.


43 posted on 03/21/2008 8:31:29 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Quix
WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE RISK OF DUPLICATE POSTS. IF IT IS A DUPLICATE, IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE. AND YOUR CONSTANT OBSESSION WITH THIS IS ANNOYING IN TRYING TO WADE THROUGH IT ALL IN AN EFFORT TO GET TO THE MAIN POINT OF OTHERS' COMMENTS. MAYBE WE CAN GET A "POSTER IGNORE" FILTER WORKING.
44 posted on 03/21/2008 8:34:17 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: nuconvert

I heard this guy on the radio. He made allot of sense. When will I hear Savage scream I told you so?


45 posted on 03/21/2008 8:40:41 PM PDT by enduserindy ("The MSM isnít stupid, itís just really good at looking surprised." - me, just now.)
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To: Cobra64

Actually, I don’t thin all are so aware.

Thanks for your CAPS. They are easier for my aging eyes to read from 4 feet from my screen.

I’m sure poster ignore will enable you to sleep much better and FREEP much more serenely.

Cheers.


46 posted on 03/21/2008 8:43:08 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Quix
Caps are screaming/shouting. Their overuse is a display of lack of respect for the reader. In short, it is rude, crude, unrefined, and undignified.

From your page: LIFE IS SOOOOOOOOO COMPLEX, JUST ABOUT ANY COCKAMAMIE EXPLANATION WILL DO.... FEDERAL ID NUMBER WITH BIOMETRIC INFO . . . WAKE UP AMERICA!

see how annoying it is to have someone hi-jack a thread as you did with nuconvert for not searching.

47 posted on 03/21/2008 8:44:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

Given the topic of this post . . .

it triggers reflection . . .

the evidence suggests that you have a backlog of angst in my direction.

I’d encourage you to let it go.

Serenity in a lot of contexts is much easier, then.


48 posted on 03/21/2008 8:46:39 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Quix
They are easier for my aging eyes to read from 4 feet from my screen.

Oh dear. If that's the case, then you should be able to read this from four feet:

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49 posted on 03/21/2008 8:46:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

What a sweet and thoughtful concern and exhortation.

However, being a celibate single 61 year old . . .

I’ll just continue to take my Occuvite supplements and trust God with the whole shebang.

But your caring concern is very touching . . . errrr . . . thoughtful and comforting . . . errrr . . .


50 posted on 03/21/2008 8:50:49 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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