By: Wayne Brown

I have been contemplating the dirty side of American politics a bit.  I am fascinated that there are individuals who actually want these jobs who are willing to wade into the mudslinging charade known as politics.  On the one hand, I think, maybe I should be proud that there are people willing to serve.  On the other, I realize that far too many of them are drawn to the job for all the wrong reasons.  In the end, we gain yet another determined career politician only interested in filling their pockets and exercising as much power as possible in the process.  Politics in America has come to a sad state of affairs.


I find myself wondering if there is anything more low-life than a crooked American politician who is willing to take bribes or misuse taxpayer money. One that cannot remember who the last bribe came from or when taxes are due. What could be lower on the totem pole than such an individual given that they are also American citizens who have been given “the will of the people” and has been entrusted with our hard-earned dollars and our much valued liberty.  Can there be anything worse?  The answer is yes!


I have decided that one of the lowest forms of human scum vermin on the earth is the American citizen who would use their knowledge and access to sway elections.  These individuals falsify documents, over or under count voting boxes, and reprogram computers all in the name of changing the outcome of an election.  And for what might you ask?  Well, it is likely a number of things that run the gambit but in too many instances just plain greed.


These are individuals who would cheat their peer citizens in the polling booth in order to receive personal gain for themselves.  These are people who smirk at the idea of getting away with their actions and actually get a thrill in doing so.  These are people who take pride in the fact that their actions did sway the outcome of what otherwise should have been a fair democratic process.  These people are scum, low-life scum.


What political party of any ethical fiber would resort to undermining the electoral process in its own country?  How could you go out on the campaign trail and talk about what is best for America; how you want to make it better; how you want to help people and how proud you are to be an American who subscribes to the democratic principles this country was founded on?  How can you do that and then slid money or gifts under the table to people in order to manipulate the voting system and the results.  Could there be any better definition of a hypocrite?


If there is a basis for the death penalty, then I think it is justified to the Nth degree in situations such as this.  There are those who assign labels to it that run the gambit from human error to voter fraud, neither of which sound too over the top.  Let’s get real about it and call it what it is based on its intent.  It is treason, treason of the highest order.  Is there a crime against a nation that is more serious?  The impact of the crime deprives the voting public of their choice and thus also thwarts the “will of the people”.  No doubt, it is treason and should be prosecuted as such so that any individual who would consider stooping low enough to cheat the voters of America will know that the price to be paid is ultimately high and terribly unforgiving in nature.


Our republic is sustained on the backs of citizens who, for the most part are honest, hard-working people.  Their expectation is to be able to cast their vote and be heard when the time comes.  If by chance their choice for office loses in an honest and forthright election, then so be it.  The people have spoken and the choice has been made.  Most folks will then try to buck up and hope for the best for America.  But when that choice goes the other way because of dishonest actions, the choice has not been made in an honest manner and the people have been cheated. The entire process becomes a sham and people begin to lose faith in the democratic process.  This potential threat alone should be enough to assign the highest criminal charges to anyone caught in the act of manipulating elections.  Our country and our citizens deserve that assurance.


We are rapidly becoming a country which is numb to shock.  We absorb so much through the media on a daily basis and we tolerate so much now within our society with a shrug of the shoulder and silence.  We accept lies and flimsy excuses from dirty politicians who are laughing at us behind our backs because we are willing to believe such crap.  We allow these people to carry out their deceptions, succeed at their actions, and then reward them for it by re-electing them.  We swallow their deceit hook, line, and sinker an they laugh in our face while they work on their next scam.  We are a sad lot.


The citizens of America must demand the highest standards at the polling both.  Rules and regulations should treat voter registrations, voting machines, and ballots like they were nuclear weapons…no single individuals should be left alone in their presence.  Everything is verified and counter-verified and every single vendor, technician, and volunteer is checked out in detail to validate that they are honest, reliable individuals.  The American voter deserves that level of respect and it is the responsibility of those we elect to office to fulfill those requirements, today, tomorrow, and forever.  The American taxpayer and voter deserves no less than to be assured that our elective process is free of this vermin scum of humanity.



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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Amen Wayne and yes, I agree it is treason and those who are guilty should be punished with the full force of the law. Sadly the Justice Department feels otherwise. Voted up!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...Thanks, Poppy! May they all burn in hell for what they are doing to their fellow countrymen. WB

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WLWC 6 years ago from Arkansas

You nailed it! They are a despicable lot. And with no regard to party lines. "Politician" has become synonymous with many dishonest and greedy references. I do believe some begin with good intentions, but get swallowed up in the quagmire of the political machine. One may be able to do an amazing job at the spoke end of the wheel, but can one honest person alone make a positive impact at the hub of the wheel?


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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I think the cheating which you speak of may be taking place due to greed. People want to get to the end by any means. I am afraid that idea of competition at any cost may have mutated out of the idea of capitalism.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Mr.Happy...Thanks, I appreciate the comment. I think it runs deeper than capitalism. I think it an inherent flaw in the genes of mankind. Even if you removed money from the picture, there are still those who would do it for some form of gain, maybe even a sense of belonging which could have mutated out of socialism. LOL! WB

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@WLWC...That's a tough question to answer. I don't know that they can especially if they are surrounded with others who want them to go along and get along. I think there is enough desire with the American people to support such a person once they show the courage to try. We currently have a President who is openly aligned with both ACORN and SEIU...and he speaks nothing of the fraud that has been layed at their door. This man is a perfect example of what you get when we don't hold up our election laws and enforce them. Thanks for the good comment! WB

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lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

Wayne, you know I love you but we disagree so much on politics. Within Acorn there were a few isolated cases of people falsely registering people to vote and they were prosecuted. There is an insentive for them personally to collect signitures, it shouldn't reflect on Acorn as a whole. Registration fraud is different from voting fraud. There is proof positive that a certain political party actually manipulated the outcome of real votes. When you hear it from a horses mouth brag about it, as I have, you have to believe it. There is a new lawsuit against Rove for current manipulation of US elections by raising campaign money overseas including China to avoid or skirt US laws. I am not thrilled with either party. Obama certainly is no angel nor is the democratic party. I really feel we need some house cleaning and accountability in the whole political arena. It has boiled down to both parties getting money anyway they can just to get reelected. Let's not give into the distractions they create, such as the very minimal issue with ACORN, from either side, so that we don't look at the REAL criminal activity that goes on once they are elected. I'm referring to both parties Wayne.

I have in my hand the two count complaint filed by Clifford O. Arnebeck, Jr., Esq. that will be argued in the Ohio Elections Commission on Monday. I'm only bringing it up to you because it is interesting. This group called Partnership for Ohio's future which is an affiliate of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is supposed to be independent but were coordinated with the Republican candidates, their agents, committees, parties and their de facto coordinated national campaign being directed by Karl Rove. I'm not trying to bash anyone, please understand. I remain neutral and am just trying to get to the truth. I see so much dirty politics being a statehouse reporter that I cannot truly commit to either side. I do like our governor Strickland because he really has tried to help Ohio and I haven't found dirt on him as of yet. I'm sure it's there somewhere tho. I get to meet with him and ex president Clinton tomorrow as Clinton is coming to help him with the last minute campaigning. They are rallying at the teamsters Union Hall. I'm really excited to meet Clinton. Anyhow, well written hub and it's always good to stir up our thinking. It is also good to love and care for our country as you do. I am with you on that! Your friend still, I hope, Lisa.

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

The Justice Department has demonstrated for some time now that they were named wrongly. It should be the Injustice Department for failing to act on rampant, widespread voter fraud.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@lisapreston...I find nothing wrong with your points Lisa and if I have left you with the impression that I feel voter fraud or electioneering is a democrat strategy, that is not my intent. It is a despicable act regardless of who carries it out and it should be punished as such. I have no problem with ACORN in terms of attempting to get out the vote, etc...they have every right as any organization does to pursue that avenue. I suppose their organization may need some house cleaning itself as does others. Just like in the voter fraud act, an organization must wear the face of those who make it up...even if it is their intent. I think you and I are looking for the same thing...honesty and caring along with a clean election process so we are not so far apart politically. I love the stuff you covered in your comments and the other informatin you make your case very well and I am glad to be your friend. Thanks for taking the time to read my piece and comment. WB

@drbj....So true and Eric Holder has taken it to new heights in that pursuit. All of the things that Superman so appreciated...truth, justice, and the American Way, are in one sorry state of disrepair in our great land. What a shame. WB

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


I share your view concerning the welfare of the nation as a whole but on the level of an individual a child molester is the worst scum going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Wayne, You are right on target with most people's concern about corruption in this election. I share your view of the welfare of this nation. At this time we are not living in the America of my childhood.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Pamela99...I think we are living in the era when the socialists have become emboldened and raise the effort level. Americans do not want to believe that evil, sinister things can be at work right inside our country and our government. We are living it at this moment. If it goes unchecked, it will only get worse. They take your freedoms so slowly and so benignly that few recognize the decay until it gets too bad to stop. We need change right now. Thanks for the great comments. WB

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tom Whitworth...I'll have to give you that one in the broad sense of things, Tom. My mind was thinking in terms of the political arena when I conjured up that conclusion! Thanks for pointing that out! WB

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kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

I am glad to see evidence of this kind of thinking because what we hear of the U.S.A. in our media has been very bad and sad lately.Not that we are much better here.We don't get the qualities really needed like wisdom and self discipline.So I was heartened to read your article,which is well written too.

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Writer David 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

The fact the DOJ tossed out the voter intimidation complaint against the New Black Panther Party should have been an indication of just how far this administration will go. There is simply no way this complaint should have been tossed. The NBPP members focused their attention on white voters at the precinct that day. They clearly made racist remarks to those coming to vote. The brandished large clubs in an attempt to intimidate. The only thing they didn't do was physically attack someone. Next spring, expect Eric Holder to explain this one to a new House subcommittee dominated by Republicans. Holder is going down on this. I suspect he will not go down alone.

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American Romance 6 years ago from America

Let us go back to the days when people felt compelled to SERVE! no paychecks just honor and pride that comes from the privlige of being on the role call of the greatest country on earth! voted up!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@kathryn1000...At heart, this is a great country filled with good honest people who have let a sinister mob of socialists invade our political system. We need to clean house and do it quickly because they have launched on a path to corrupt and dismantle our system of justice and laws. If we wait much longer, we'll have nothing but chaos to work with in the future. Thanks for the great comments. WB

@Writer David...You are so correct David. Holder and company turned their heads on what should have been strong charges in election law violations. I hope you are correct in predicting that he will still swing for this. Thanks for your comments and insight. WB

@American Romance...AR, we the people, have to put ourselves back there and soon. If we wait too much longer, there will be little to work with anymore. The current pack of socialist who have set up housekeeping Washington are worse that termites in a wood building and they are becoming more emboldened every day believing that America is too apathetic to do anything about their attitude or direction. I hope they are wrong and they find out soon. WB

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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Wayne...Excellent commentary writ with intelligence and passion...What a potent combination that !!

I'm shaking my head after reading Lisa's comment...Condemning Karl Rove for accepting money from the Chinese, and then being " excited " to meet Clinton when he did the same thing with Johnny Chung, John Huang, and Charlie Trie. They headed a shadowy cast of characters that funneled millions of Chinese communist dollars into democratic campaign coffers. Clinton reciprocated by moving the regulation of technology from the State Department to the freewheeling Commerce Department...Opening up the sales of restricted technologies to the Chinese military...

I don't believe greed is the overarching motivation for these scumbags to defraud the American vote...I believe that ideology plays a large part also...these are folks determined to change outcomes to their political advantage and progressive agendas, convinced that the ends justify the means...

This is more than a right being abused...this is a sacred right, bought and paid for with the lives of countless men and women that have given their all to insure that sacred right...This really pisses me off, Wayne...Why is this so under-reported by the media..? Where is the outrage ?...Larry

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@maven101...Larry...good comments and I tend to agree with them wholeheartedly. To answer your question, I believe that the majority of Americans want to believe they live in a country where things they see in the movies really do not happen. They grew up in a fairy-tale land where everything is always good and every situation comes out all right in the end. They cannot imagine that people the Clintons, Obamas, and such have a progressive socialist agenda which is indeed aimed at dismantling America as it was founded and as we know it. Follow the Clintons and eventually you will find George Soros. Follow Obama and you find George Soros. This man is a socialist of the first-degree and bent on destroying America...these are the people he buys along the way to carry out those deeds while he hides in the shadows and whispers his dirty instructions. This is a man drunk with the power of money and believing that he can direct the actions of the world with his power. Then we have most of America sitting in their homes refusing to believe that anything sinister could be going on in America....afterall no one would run for President if they did not have America's best interest in mind, would they? WB

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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

There is very, very little diference between Republicans and Democrats now. I wrote something on this lately and you would be welcome to read and make a commment if you will (the title is "Fii Pregatit - Be ready").

Both parties are funded by the same lobby groups to a certain extent (I give exact stats of such funding in my blog) therefore, the outcome cannot be much different whether McCain was president or Obama is president. The interests of the bankers would have been served either way.

Is it your opinin that voting for a Republican as suppose to voting for a Democrat makes any significant difference? Or vice-versa.

And I am thinking there is truth in what Maven wrote about the fact that cheating in politics may come out of the need to succeed ideologically at any cost and not only out of greed. A mixture of both could very well be the case.

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C.A. Johnson 6 years ago from South Hutchinson, KS

There was a time in hour history where individuals were threatened by groups as they entered the polls to vote. Individuals were intimidated into voting for candidates that they were not inclined to vote for. Regrettably, along with technology came easier ways to commit voter fraud like what is happening in Las Vegas with Harry Reid. Current administration is willing to overlook the action of certain groups (ex: Black Panthers)as they continue to physically threaten people at the polls in order to obtain who they believe to be in office.

The overblown government has strayed so very far from the true intention and spirit behind the establishment of this country that I fear most of the elections are already pre-determined. Most people have forgotten that Obama was announced as the new president 2 hours after western voting polls opened and long before eastern polls even started accepting votes. Whatever the will of the people may be, there is so much corruption hidden in the voting process that it may never be truly known. We currently accept the results announced through the media without every really knowing if those results are true and actually have the votes to back them up.

As always, very nice read and very well stated.

Charlotte Ann

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Mr. Happy...Thanks, I read your piece and left a comment. I, like you, am not happy with either party nor do I necessarily align myself that way. I consider myself a conservative in my views but not necessarily a republican...albeit...the need for the Tea Party Movement in this country. From my perspective, I have very serious concerns about the ideaology of the democrats with the far left liberal influences alive there today. It is not doubt a haven for socialism, marxism, and to some extent even communism. I really think the true democrats in this country have lost their party to this situation. Obama is a prime example with his daily socialist leanings and direction. It is also quite apparent that he just happens to have a lot of friends of that mindset who he has no problem appointing to high offices. Regardless of who benefits from it, the direction the government is currently going in philosphical terms and well as size along with the rampant out of control spending that has and is still taking place, the country is on the road to ruin. The incidence and increased frequency of voter fraud just indicates that the desperation level to win at any price is reaching new levels. Honestly, I think the past couple of years has emboldened those in our society and government who do not escue principles of democracy to drop their masks a bit and push harder to shove us into a true socialist society. Obama's total deception in gettin his healthcare bill passed is a very good example...lies, lies, and more lies. To me, that is literally thumbing your nose at the public and asking the question, "what are you gonna do about it?" as if to say that we can do nothing. I hope that is not a true assessment although I firmly believe time is running out on the American citizen as a voter. Unless the majority of citizens begin to recognize the dangers of socialism and see those who push us in that direction and route them from office, we, as a society are truly doomed to living in poverty with a small class of rich elite running our world. Thanks for your goood comments. I do appreciate them. WB

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@C.A. make your point very well. The Obama-Holder crowd in the justice department is cut out of the same cloth as those who push the NBP...all Chicago socialists thus they do not prosecute their own. George Soros and his manipulation finds many in the socialist mindset who only require financial backing and they will carry out his dirty deeds. The Obamas and Company are a prime example as are the Clintons. Soros had it either way going for him on the democratic side of the picture. To subscribe to such thinking one must see themselves above the level of true Americans. They must envision themselves at a level of entitlement and power-wielding that says, "no matter what happens to them, you will be taken care of royally if you do my bidding". Thus, they gain office through financing, voter manipulation, and voter fraud then proceed with the march to socialism while America stands on the sidewalk getting another tatoo and listening to rap music. It's wake up time, America, in fact it's past wake up time! Thanks for some great commentary CA. WB

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sheila b. 6 years ago

I'd add activist judges, the ones who decided it is too bothersome for someone to prove citizenship in order to register to vote.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@sheila b...most definitely or gives a particular ethnic group a six times voting ratio to assure they can gain a seat in the election...that's democracy at work! WB

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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Thank you for taking the time to read what I wrote Mr. Wayne and for commenting.

I noticed you mentioned that you are a conservative and not necessarily a Republican. Lately, I have been trying to figure out what it means to be Republican and I found that I actually agree with many ideas of present and past Republican figures. That is why I actually wrote the piece on "Why I could be a Republican".

Now I am confused though. Can you be conservative without being Republican? And what does that mean? What values/ideas would a conservative have that are different from a Republican and vice-versa?

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Mr. Happy...There is a difference although there are also a great number of similarities. In a nutshell, I believe it is about ownership more than anything else. I will attempt a hub on the subject and see if I can sell the point. Thanks much for the inspiration and your comments. WB

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Janeal Mulaney 6 years ago

I share your views, you nailed it.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Janeal Mulaney....Thanks so much for stopping by, reading this article and taking the time to comment. As time goes on and Americans slip away from some of their apathetic attitudes, I hope we do away with this possibility in our election process. WB

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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

This is great Wayne - and something that needed to be said. I think the current Democratic Party (I do not believe the Democratic Party was always so) is the most corrupt organization, more so than the Republicans. And the affiliated groups, ACORN (now splintered off into many different renamed organizations) as well as the Unions have strong-armed many elections. Dirty tricks abound and something does need to be done about it.

You've done a great job of calling attention to this problem. Well done!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@cjv123...Thank you Carol. I agree. I am afraid that the party system in this country is losing ground rapidly due to credibility issues on both sides of the aisle. I am a conservative, but do not see myself as a blue-blood Republican. Much of the money in the elective process goes for the wrong things. We need to tighten up that area considerably and get the corporate money and organizational money out of the process completely. The only money spent on elections should be that which is provided by the American taxpayer...the rest buys evil. WB

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Texasbeta 5 years ago

I can show it on both sides, and I agree. I need to ask you though my man, what about FOX? I can put together 10 hubs on all of the blatant lies put out, so wouldn't they fall under your scumbag accusation. I can give you a few from MSNBC, so screw them too, but I can give you a book of FOX lies. So, I am checking on partisanship here obviously...I agree with you; do you agree with me?

CIV, I expect nothing less from you. Of course, I believe you are naive and entirely incorrect.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Texasbeta...I don't disagree as to where the dirt lies...politics and the environment in Washington has bred scum on both sides of the aisle no doubt. As to the media side of it, I would not go so far as to actually defend any of them. I think we have to provide that line of defense with our own mind, judgments, and continuing education. So much is presented throughout a given day by all the media outlets and much of it is not qualifed so much as "news" or "opinion". I am not against either one as long as we understand what is presented and from what perspective. I do believe the interest of selling commerical advertising and achieving popularity ratings has done much to skew the real news approach to things. All I need to hear is what, who, and how. I will work out the "why" for myself. The news outlets think they are the only folks qualified to do so thus they too often editoralize the news rather than simply reporting the facts of the event. That is a flaw of journalism and seriously needs to be rectified by those who consider themselves professionals in that regard. Too many media outlets are willing to attempt to show their expertise by presenting demonstrations of how election outcomes can be predicted on the basis of particular statistics or characteristics of the candidates. Many people see these demonstrations, take them for pure fact, and as a consequence do not even bother to vote. I see that as irresponsible on the part of the media just the same as predicting the outcome of races before the polls are closed in all states. The key point of my article is not to necessarily focus on the media but to say that the American voter deserves a level playing field when he/she are casting their vote. We don't need another American in any walk of life selling them down the river for their own personal greed. So, I guess that is the closest I can come to determining whether or not we agree on the aspect of the article. WB

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Texasbeta 5 years ago

Man, we have talked several times and as you know, you are one of the few conservatives that I disagree with most of the time, but think is a solid guy. You are one of the good ones my friend.

To WB's conservative brethren...don't let that hurt his credentials.

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