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Zimmerman had two big advantages over Trayvon ["Martin had an immature prefrontal cortex"]
Neveda Appeal ^ | July 27, 2013 | Marilee Swirczek

Posted on 07/28/2013 7:42:47 AM PDT by kevcol

The Zimmerman verdict sits like a stone in the guts of many Americans. We struggle to put our finger on what sickens us, but we know something feels really bad.
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In other words, Zimmerman, almost twice Martin’s age, had a mature prefrontal cortex and a gun, while Martin had an immature prefrontal cortex still overruled by primitive limbic structures, a can of sweet tea, and Skittles.
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So if Farmer is suggesting that 29-year-old Zimmerman was frightened for his life, I am suggesting that 17-year-old Martin was too. But Zimmerman possessed all the ammunition to prevent this tragedy.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; marileeswirczek; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; trayvonmartin; whiteguilt; zimmerman
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This is the lamest stretch for justifying Trayvon Martin's assault on GZ yet - and it does so under the guise of psychology/science. I guess this "professor" is suggesting that since "the maturation of the prefrontal cortex is not achieved until about 25 years of age" (I'd like to see that on a sign at a Trayvon rally), that no person under the age of 25 is responsible for their violent crime or behavior.
1 posted on 07/28/2013 7:42:47 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Monday morning quarterbacks. So now it’s that Zimmerman was asking for it, eh? Was he wearing a short skirt?


2 posted on 07/28/2013 7:46:00 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: kevcol

Martin did not have the ability to control is agression.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: kevcol
There is no limit to what they will say.

They might as well say that Zimmerman is guilty of murder: "Because".

That's the level at which they operate. Stupid Liberals.

4 posted on 07/28/2013 7:49:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: kevcol
There you have it.  Those who have a fully matured prefrontal cortex are required to forfeit their life, so those who don't can live.  Isn't it sad this sage advise came about twenty months too late?

Well..., NO.





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5 posted on 07/28/2013 7:51:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kevcol

” Martin wasn’t followed and killed because he was black, but because he was tall and therefore not innocent.”

No Marilee, you extreme dope, Trayvon was followed because it was obvious that Trayvon was casing houses hiding behind a hoodie. The tall part adds to the fear, I may be smarter than a 17 year old but I know he is faster and if he is bigger than me too, that means his legs are longer and yes, I factor in that he is stupider because he is a teen on hormones and doesn’t think about long term consequences and could do any of a dozen immature hot tempered things so I better look out. Now do you get it Marilee you dumb idiot?


6 posted on 07/28/2013 7:52:03 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: kevcol

Bunk.

When I was 16 years old, I knew that pounding on people was wrong.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 7:52:14 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: kevcol

Then we should raise the voting age to 25. She should ask the Democrats what they think of that idea.


8 posted on 07/28/2013 7:53:00 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kevcol

Trayvon could have walked to his house. He choose to fight instead. He lost.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 7:53:03 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: kevcol

I wonder if it would do any good for someone to explain to this babbling b*tch that the skittles and tea were two thirds of traytable’s favorite narcotic drink, Lean? Probably not. She is the typical leftist ignoramus, off down her chosen rabbit hole.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 7:53:08 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: kevcol

11 posted on 07/28/2013 7:53:13 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: kevcol

This non story is fading quickly.

They drsgged out the juror we dont know under what kind of pressure

But there just is not interest

Black community knows what this kid was

The race baiters are deflated

That’s the only story here Head o Justice couldn’t even fix it and hes the biggest baiter

Pesky law and order


12 posted on 07/28/2013 7:53:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: kevcol

“Mah-Doo-Lah Ob-Long-Ga-Tah!”


13 posted on 07/28/2013 7:54:07 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Agree. In addition he lacked sufficient intelligence to foresee the possible consequences of his act; i.e. the victim of his assault may have a gun; may be stronger etc. etc. In short he lacked the intelligence to appreciate the high risk imposed by his conduct. Martin was stupid and paid the high price extracted by his stupidity.
14 posted on 07/28/2013 7:57:32 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kevcol
“Marilee Swirczek is professor emeritus at Western Nevada College and lives in Carson City.”

There's your problem. WNC is a community college on the verge of breaking mediocrity.

15 posted on 07/28/2013 7:57:57 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: kevcol
"a can of sweet tea, and Skittles"

Can't even get that right:

He bought Arizona Watermelon fruit juice cocktail.

16 posted on 07/28/2013 7:59:17 AM PDT by Dacus943
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To: kevcol

When you look up “cognitive dissonance” in the dictionary, you find a picture of Marilee Swirczek.


17 posted on 07/28/2013 8:00:03 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: kevcol

Oh brother. Zimmerman’s more “mature” prefrontal cortex was being smashed by the thug.

And when will this ridiculous excuse be used in favor of curtailing the rights of people under 25 and not just as an excuse for their misdeeds?


18 posted on 07/28/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Martin was stupid and paid the high price extracted by his stupidity.

The kid definitely had some serious issues, yet his dad left him home alone. I wouldn't have left that kid alone, period.

19 posted on 07/28/2013 8:02:54 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: A_perfect_lady

More psychotic libtard hogwash.


20 posted on 07/28/2013 8:04:21 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: stanne

And the juror didn’t say exactly what was aired.....they played games with the tape again.


21 posted on 07/28/2013 8:04:53 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: kevcol

She is right in one way this probably did contribute to what happened. But not in a way that absolves Martin.

Combine this with Martin’s pretty much known use of “Purple Lean” a drug that is known to cause changes in behavior you can see where Martin would be the aggressor against Zimmerman.


22 posted on 07/28/2013 8:05:29 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: kevcol

“We know something feels really bad.”

Yeah. The stupid demonstrated in this article and others with the same axe to grind—it really burns.


23 posted on 07/28/2013 8:07:15 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kevcol
Martin had an immature prefrontal cortex still overruled by primitive limbic structures...

Whoa, is the perfesser wandering into 19th century racial pseudo-science here?

24 posted on 07/28/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: blueunicorn6

I agree about the voting age. They typical 18 year old is not mature enough, or have enough life experience, to cast an intelligent vote.

I’m happy that the voting rate for 18 year olds is low, because so many vote like it’s American Idol, not considering candidates stands on issues, character, etc.


25 posted on 07/28/2013 8:09:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kevcol
“Marilee Swirczek is professor emeritus at Western Nevada College and lives in Carson City”

Well, I don't know what MS Swirczek professored in, but I am sure glad non of my decedents were professored by her.
They would be even more **&*&*** up than they are.

26 posted on 07/28/2013 8:10:43 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: kevcol

So that’s why little Trayvon was bashing George Zimmerman’s head on concrete. His immature prefrontal cortex signaled his limbic system to take that knowledge. He was just trying to get it out.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 8:11:50 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kevcol

If a person has a reasonable fear for their life, they have an innate right to defend it, regardless of the motivation of their attacker. If being assaulted and battered, head lacerated, nose broken, is not cause for such reasonable fear, what is? Trayvon Martin had demonstrated he was capable of inflicting great bodily before he was shot, his age and mental capacity were therefore irrelevant.


28 posted on 07/28/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: kevcol

“In other words, Zimmerman, almost twice Martin’s age, had a mature prefrontal cortex and a gun, while Martin had an immature prefrontal cortex”

Great defense for the three hoodie wearing black yutes who slaughtered the mother of four in Columbia SC last week. She was thirty-three obviously had a mature prefrontal cortex minus a gun. Her mature cortex didnt help her out too much.


29 posted on 07/28/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
“Mah-Doo-Lah Ob-Long-Ga-Tah!”

Hah-Koo-Nah Mah-Tah-Tah.

30 posted on 07/28/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kevcol

So in summary: Zimmerman was smarter and more mature in his judgement while Martin was stupid and driven by impulse. Thus it follows that Zimmerman is guilty and Martin was a tall choir boy.


31 posted on 07/28/2013 8:16:58 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: kevcol

I don’t have a problem with blacks falling for this anti-Zimmerman crap, I expect that of them.

But when whites who I thought previously had good sense star in with Zimmerman should have stayed in the car I am starting to get pissed. Some of them won’t even admit that Zimmerman was not white. I suspect these are the same idiots who will vote for Hillary and did vote for Obama.

Do-gooder whites who sell out their own race.


32 posted on 07/28/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kevcol
She's and English "professor"...

WNC English Professor Receives DAR Medal of Honor

Sharon Brewer (R) awards Marilee Swirczek the DAR Medal of Honor
Sharon Brewer (R) awards Marilee Swirczek the DAR Medal of Honor

The Daughters of the American Revolution, John C. Fremont Chapter has recognized Western Nevada College Professor Mariliee Swirczek with the DAR Medal of Honor, an award given to an individual who demonstrates extraordinary qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service and patriotism.

33 posted on 07/28/2013 8:21:02 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: mykroar

OY!

They ae working this. He is BO’s son. But BO is losing this one, too he must be getting discouraged.


34 posted on 07/28/2013 8:22:03 AM PDT by stanne
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To: mykroar

OY!

They ae working this. He is BO’s son. But BO is losing this one, too he must be getting discouraged.


35 posted on 07/28/2013 8:22:04 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Venturer

Like you trying to make a racial thing out of this.


36 posted on 07/28/2013 8:25:42 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: kevcol

So let me get this straight. A pit bull malls an elderly person to death and it is the elderly person’s fault? After all the elderly person had the mature prefrontal cortex and the pit bull did not.


37 posted on 07/28/2013 8:36:32 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: kevcol

CNN Guest Lashes Out At Juror B29’s ‘Empty’ Apologies For Verdict, Scolded By Fellow Guests
Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:17:18 AM · 28 of 30
mosesdapoet to 2ndDivisionVet

Too many on both sides are playing with this. It’s the second time the President of the United States has interjected himself into a confrontation between those in authority on legal grounds reasonably questioned and released someone involved in a curious activity.

In both cases those representing “authority” were reported as “white” . In the second case the person working security was attacked after questioning an activity while on private rights of way and allowing the person to continue on their way. Who doubled back and attacked the “neighborhood watch” worker beating him severly on the ground and the attacker was subsequently killed in a struggle over the Neighborhood Watchman’s legal pistol.

In the second case both were dark skined.

Since the Zimmernan not guilty verdict has been rendered, the facts of this case are still being shamefully being concealed by the media to the extent they are advancing and are complicit in permitting a putrid injstice to be committed of the worst order,organized and instituted by our governent.While denied. It began as a miscalculation when a surname of a Jewish origin shot up and lighted the heavens like a star shell in the darkest of nights. It would have been difused if the media used pictures of both side by side because they look like cousins. And the area where this occured of paycheck to paycheck struggling homeowners of all races trying to protect themselves had been reported and not some ritzy all white enclave.they portrayed..Worse yet the media is still pilling it on with ABC editing a a black jury members (remember when they were all white)t remarks to make it sound like she accused Zimmerman of murder

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3048225/posts

Instead the party that hypenated itself from God at their 2012 convention into demo-coms, and believe that all groups should be hyphenated , Afro-American, Hispanic-American, etc..Decided Zimmerman to be the egg that is to be broken,. sacrificed, so that we have an omlet..Just like Stalin did to the Ukrainian land owners known as Kulacks whom he executed, (and used that egg example) in a soclal engineering plan to organize collectives during a Russian drought..Because as we have learned there seems to be the intention to use a collective data base to create collectives.where a utopia of uniforimity of conformity exists. As was done in Detroit, and Oakland California.only this time a poor whitey or blacky won’t be able to move,.

Just as with the energy plan where the cost of fuel used for energy and transportation has skyrocketed placing those on fixed or limited incomes dependent on government handouts because of this regimes socialist policies the sacrifice of Zimmerman must die for . This time to another communist plan. We all move together in centers designed and approved by comrades running the collective who (just like Obamacare aren’t in it) won’t and never live there.

Why is this being done ? Who accompained Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the president’s hand ? Never looked into either by the House and certainly not even speculated about or reported on by the media. Seems like that could be considered pay back at US taxpayer expence. Isn’t that an impeachable offense ? Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. What better way to discourage that by organizing the base for riots in the streets ?


38 posted on 07/28/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

It is a racial thing, whether you admit it or not.


39 posted on 07/28/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kevcol

If Zimmerman had been wearing a football helmet........


40 posted on 07/28/2013 8:40:04 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: mosesdapoet

“Martin had an immature prefrontal cortex”]...I had one of them, too. But I threw her out.


41 posted on 07/28/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: kevcol

Do these people ever listen to what they say?

Reminds me of the psychbabble used against gun owners - and as insightful.


42 posted on 07/28/2013 8:42:06 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: kevcol

Actually, the immature prefrontal cortex of the dead thug punk is further justification for Mr. Zimmerman to have shot it.

Bottom line - the dead thug punk didn’t have the discretion or discernment to figure out that it shouldn’t have been trying to murder Mr. Zimmerman.

It further bolsters Mr. Zimmerman’s claims of acting in self-defense: The dead thug punk didn’t have the mental maturity to stop short of murder.


43 posted on 07/28/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: kevcol
Actually, the article is useful. Because it does basically explain idiotic adolescent behavior. Despite the authors claim to the contrary, Zimmerman had NO RECOURSE but to shoot when he did. He had to, because in the end, this crazed adolescent was not thinking rationally and could have killed him.

So I agree with the authors "science", but disagree with his conclusion.

44 posted on 07/28/2013 8:44:20 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
So, Trayvon was violent because he had all those teeth, but no toothbrush?

That actually makes more sense than some of the strained explanations coming from the left.

45 posted on 07/28/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: kevcol
"...that the just-turned 17-year-old Martin did not possess — a fully developed prefrontal cortex."

Yes, I clearly remember being a just turned 17 year old Marine with a not fully developed prefrontal cortex, and, at that time, I would have eagerly fixed a bayonet on my M1 Garand and assaulted the Gates of Hell. If anyone thinks a 17 year old can't be extremely dangerous, they're wrong.

46 posted on 07/28/2013 8:46:30 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: kevcol
Zimmerman's state of being definitely was way ahead of Martin's mental/emotional state.

Martin's liver was already showing damage due to the drug mixtures he was subjecting it to.

Imagine what those drug mixes were doing to his brain, to his cognitive functions and integrating his emotions and his ability to deal with stress, in addition to whatever hormonal influences his almost 18 yo mind and body were dealing with.

Martin's mental programming, his choices of influences and beliefs, was the major factor and detriment to his reacting appropriately to Zimmerman, assuming Martin wasn't casing the neighborhood, as both his history and his actions might imply.

I can easily see myself as Zimmerman and have been in a few such situations helping my neighbors, but I cannot see myself as Martin.

I have been Martin's age and wasn't always as I am now, not at that age, but I never embraced his thoughts or beliefs, nor how he handled that situation. Garbage in, garbage out.

It really didn't have to be this way. Better choices equal better consequences. He chose poorly.

47 posted on 07/28/2013 8:56:02 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: kevcol

What the Hell kind of story is this, and the only thing Martin had in his head was a bunch of sh!t.


48 posted on 07/28/2013 8:57:35 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DJ Taylor

You lady have a DEFORMED CRANIAL. Trayvon chose to stick around and confront Zimmerman. He did not know if this was a robber, cop or thug. That is how a STREET THUG OPERATES not a little boy. He made a huge mistake. Quit with the phony crocodile tears and turn your effort into the inner city black kids getting slaughtered each day.


49 posted on 07/28/2013 9:00:37 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: DJ Taylor
If anyone thinks a 17 year old can't be extremely dangerous, they're wrong.

I don't remember where I read it or who said it (Heinlein?), but I haven't found much to counter the quote "The single most dangerous animal on the planet is an adolescent human male."

50 posted on 07/28/2013 9:03:23 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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