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Lin Wood Attorney, giving one of his infrequent interviews

Lin Wood Attorney, giving one of his infrequent interviews

In full disclosure, I have never followed the JonBenet Ramsey case, it happened way before this site opened; and other than highlights, including DNA clearing the Ramsey family members in 2008, I have paid little attention.

Imagine my surprise when a Google alert for one of our favorite lawyers, L. Lin Wood, dropped into my email box last Friday announcing a new $750 million dollar lawsuit filed by the brother, Burke Ramsey, against CBS. This kind of money and this big of a network got my attention.

I have read all weekend on the background, and pulled all of the documents I could find on past and current events in regards to the “greatest unsolved murder in America”.

We are going to do several articles on this during this week with documents, interviews and youtube links included.

Let’s start with the documents I have found:

First is Burke Ramsey’s suit against CBS for defamation: Ramsey-v.-CBS-Complaint-with-Exhibits-reduced-size.pdf (88 downloads)

Second is the Burke Ramsey suit against Dr. Werner Spitz filed for $150 million following the docu-series aired by CBS in which Dr. Spitz stated that all of the evidence pointed to Burke Ramsey as being the killer of his little sister: Burke-Ramsey-vs-Werner-Spitz-1.pdf (100 downloads) There is a Motion to Dismiss filed by Dr. Spitz under the premise he was stating a theory and not making a factual assessment and as such he is protected by the First Amendment. There is a hearing on this in Feb. in Wayne County Michigan and we will get more on that up as soon as we can.

Third, we have the JonBenet Ramsey Autopsy Report. jonbenet_ramsey_autopsy.pdf (101 downloads) As I read through this I remembered why I don’t like to cover children’s murders. The autopsy is always a little hard to read for me, it is so sterile and so medical that I give you a warning. If you are like me this Autopsy Report will be disturbing.

I will be putting up the ransom note and the 93 page court order from the Wolf vs Ramsey suit in which a federal judge went over all of the evidence and determined this was an intruder and not a member of the family, during this series of writings this week.

We need to remember that JonBenet was 6 when she was murdered.  Her brother, Burke Ramsey, was only 9. The injuries she suffered as described in the lawsuit filed against CBS……I find it hard to believe, after seeing the pictures of Burke at that age, that it would be possible for him to do this type of damage. I will get into that over the following days.

If you know of any more documents out there we can find on this case, please email us or send them to us anonymously if you prefer. Everything received on these ongoing lawsuits, like with other cases, we will keep confidential.

I did watch a tape of the CNN special that was shown in November or December that we had taped. At the end of that hour, they noted that the new D. A. for Boulder is going to conduct new DNA tests in 2017. The last ones were in 2008 and DNA continues to make advances.

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Straight Talk with John J Nazarian guest is Ryan Katzenbach, who just spent six years and his own money to produce a 6 hour 3 part documentary called SHATTERED HOPES • PART I: FROM HORROR TO HOMICIDE. Part 1 deals with the dysfunctional DeFeo family and how the family went from an upper scale family in the small village of Amityville on Long Island New York; to one of the worse family slaughter by the oldest son, Ronald Joseph “Butch” DeFeo, Jr who was 33 years old when he murdered his family.

This is a situation where what really happened the night of November 13, 1974 is scarier than all of the subsequent “ghost stories”; which only one family, the Lutz Family, ever claimed to have happened. The truth “out shines” the horror movies made about the house being haunted.

Part 1 “From Horror to Homicide” has it’s own Face Book page with approximately 3,000 followers.

Part of the Press release states; “Six years in the making, Shattered Hopes takes you inside the DeFeo home at 112 Ocean Avenue like never before. Shattered’s Part I: From Horror To Homicide features interviews with…

• Ric Osuna, author of The Night The DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating The Amityville Murders

• Dr. Eric Hickey, Ph.D., Forensic psychologist/criminologist and Dr. Kathleen Puckett, Ph.D, retired FBI agent.

•Ryan Katzenbach, Amityville researcher who has spent the last decade researching the case.

• Suffolk Homicide Detective Gerard Gozaloff, partner to DeFeo lead homicide investigator George Harrison.

• Peggy Giambra, Juror #8, The People v. DeFeo

• Anthony Gangitano, friend to Marc DeFeo and his teammate on the Massapequa Mustangs’ Football team

• Gloria Gangitano, friend of Louise DeFeo.

My co-host and one of my producers Rose Turner has seen the DVD and says that it is so much more interesting and gripping then any of the original “haunting movies”.

Rose Turner has said: “I found this to be one of the most forensic and thorough research of a murdered family that far surpasses the horror movies. As things are often said, the real story is much more disturbing then the fiction of hauntings that made Amityville infamous. Once I started watching the DVD for part 1 I could not stop watching it. There are no words to describe how well this is done and how intense it is. I recommend it to everyone that wants the truth including the real horrors of this house and not Hollywood hype ghost stories.”

Comment telephone lines are open to call during the show at 818-572-8030 long distance charges will apply. If you have a question about the DeFeo family murders for Ryan or an observation to share please call in. We encourage all to participate in this live show.

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Straight Talk with Celebrity P. I. John J. Nazarian’s guests tonight at 7 PM PST – 10 PM PST is Jefferson Fietek.

Tonight Jefferson Fietek announces nationally that he is running for Minnesota State Senate and is asking for all the help possible since some anti-gay PACS will spend large sums of money to defeat him.

Jefferson Fietek was awarded on Friday night, January 6, 2012, with the esteem Stonewall DFL’s “Alan Spear Award” for his outstanding work towards equality for ALL youth.

Jefferson Fietek is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth. He is the Vice President and Program Director for the newly formed LGBTQ youth program Justin’s Gift and has been working on a local, state and national level to ensure that schools are safer and more inclusive of LGBTQ students and their allies.

Fietek’s views about creating schools that are truly inclusive of LGBTQ youth has been featured extensively in local media as well as in the New York Times, the national news magazine Mother Jones and in the CNN documentary entitled “Don’t Teach, Don’t Tell”. His work lead to the creation of the first ever middle school level Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in Minnesota’s largest school district. He has met with School Board and Superintendent to work toward the creation of better anti-bullying policies and classrooms that are more inclusive of LGBT students and/or LGBT parents. Fietek also continues to work closely with community members as they work to create a proactive anti-bullying curriculum and training for all adults who work with students, so that they can be more sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ students and families.

In 2011, Mr. Fietek raised nearly $6,000 through theatrical events and other out-reach to bring attention to LGBTQ youth who have lost their lives to suicide. The money was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most recently GLSEN named Jefferson Fietek the runner up for the 2011 Teacher of the Year for his continued work to create safer schools for LGBTQ youth.

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Don’t become part of the “contagion of suicide”. If you are a GLBTQ teen and you feel suicidal there are people to talk to and they will understand you. Call The Trevor Project Saving young lives at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386); there mission statement is that “The Trevor Project is the Leading National Organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.”

You can also reach out to John here at Straight Talk at John J Nazarian and John will see you get a list of resources including Face Book groups and Twitter groups. You are not alone, you are loved!

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Straight Talk with Celebrity P. I. John J. Nazarian’s guests tonight at 7 PM PST – 10 PM PST are Attorney Jeffrey Sklan and forensic psychologist Dr. Glenn Lipson.

Hollywood divorce & criminal lawyer, Jeffrey Sklan termed the saying; “SUDDEN INCOME DEFICIT SYNDROME”. Sklan is also a criminal attorney and often in a divorce suit he will have lawyers refer clients to him because of allegations of domestic violence.

John Nazarian specializes in assets that seem to disappear right before a divorce or during the divorce.

Dr. Lipson is Program Director as well as Associate Professor of the Forensic Psychology Program at Alliant International University, San Diego Campus. A Diplomate in forensic psychology he has evaluated victims, perpetrators and has been retained in suits involving clergy, youth organization and internet exploitation. He has appeared in an Expert capacity on local media outlets, Court TV/Sessions and the Verdict with Paula Todd. Dr. Lipson has worked with HBO and the Discovery channel. As a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology he has testified in homicide, sexual assault and other high profile cases.

Dr. Lipson is often called in to conduct tests and interviews to produce a forensic psychological report of the court.

The subject tonight is the high profile divorces of the rich, famous and powerful. Between the three of these men for one hour of their combined time would cost over $2,000.00.

All three of them also operate in the world of domestic violence. Sklan often has other divorce attorneys refer clients to him involving allegations of domestic violence, to prove it or to defend the charges. John provides security & investigative services to prove or defend charges. John also at times goes along for a “supervised visit involving court appointed monitors”, to assess if they are remaining neutral in the process.

This is your chance to ask this group of experts the questions you have. Is the domestic violence allegations true, or are they an attempt to manipulate a court for an upper hand in the proceedings?

From now until tonight at 6 PM PST you will be able to ask questions you want answer on three websites, here by sending an email to John, Desperate Exes.com & Rose Speaks.com by leaving comments or sending emails to either site or you can call in during the show to ask these questions.

You get them free ONLY for tonight to submit your questions or to call in.

Join us tonight for this top panel of experts and call in and be part of the discussion. Comment telephone lines are always open to call in throughout the one hour show at 818-572-8030 (long distance charges do apply). We encourage you join in the discussion.

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Straight Talk with Celebrity P. I. John J. Nazarian’s guests tonight at 7 PM PST – 10 PM PST are Dr. Glenn Lipson, Jefferson Fietek & Dawna Kaufmann.

Dr. Glenn Scott Lipson is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist trying to reduce the incidence of sexual misconduct in schools through education. He is a topic expert in this area and is available to discuss and inform the public about the range, causes and effects of school based sexual misconduct. It is his intention is to lower the incidences of such misconduct, which currently affects from 1 in 10 students. He is the creator of the online training program, Making Right Choices (MRC). At the request of a large San Diego school district, he created MRC, which to date has trained 4,000 educators to date, with another 100,000 slated in one county alone. Unique to this program, in addition to the outstanding feedback it has received, is the collaborative, community-based way in which it has been developed. More about this approach can be found at www.makingrightchoices.com.

Dr. Lipson is Program Director as well as Associate Professor of the Forensic Psychology Program at Alliant International University, San Diego Campus. A Diplomate in forensic psychology he has evaluated victims, perpetrators and has been retained in suits involving clergy, youth organization and internet exploitation. He has appeared in Expert capacity on local media outlets, Court TV/Sessions and the Verdict with Paula Todd. Dr. Lipson has worked with HBO and the Discovery channel. As a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology he has testified in homicide, sexual assault and other high profile cases.

Dr Lipson can be contacted at:

Web University: glipson@alliant.edu

Web private: DrGlennLipson@gmail.com

Dr Lipson works and lives in San Diego and Los Angeles California.

Jefferson Fietek was awarded on Friday night, January 6, 2012, with the esteem Stonewall DFL’s “Alan Spear Award” for his outstanding work towards equality for ALL youth.

Jefferson Fietek is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth. He is the Vice President and Program Director for the newly formed LGBTQ youth program Justin’s Gift and has been working on a local, state and national level to ensure that schools are safer and more inclusive of LGBTQ students and their allies.

Fietek’s views about creating schools that are truly inclusive of LGBTQ youth has been featured extensively in local media as well as in the New York Times, the national news magazine Mother Jones and in the CNN documentary entitled “Don’t Teach, Don’t Tell”. His work lead to the creation of the first ever middle school level Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in Minnesota’s largest school district. He has met with School Board and Superintendent to work toward the creation of better anti-bullying policies and classrooms that are more inclusive of LGBT students and/or LGBT parents. Fietek also continues to work closely with community members as they work to create a proactive anti-bullying curriculum and training for all adults who work with students, so that they can be more sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ students and families.

In 2011, Mr. Fietek raised nearly $6,000 through theatrical events and other out-reach to bring attention to LGBTQ youth who have lost their lives to suicide. The money was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most recently GLSEN named Jefferson Fietek the runner up for the 2011 Teacher of the Year for his continued work to create safer schools for LGBTQ youth.

Dawna Kaufmann will be on to discuss the late Randy Stone who was the co-founder of the Trevor Project and was a co-worker of Kaufmann. Randy died way too early, of a heart attack. He had worked with Jodie Foster for years, after leaving Fox as a casting expert. Kaufmann knew him much earlier, when he was doing casting at a production company where Kaufmann worked. He was also a musician and put on tape some songs she happened to discover again recently. A nice man with a lot of talent. Before Kaufmann knew him he was wed to Streisand’s sister, Rosalind Kind. And he was about the handsomest guy you can imagine.

Dawna Kaufmann is an accomplished true crime journalist.

Her latest book, “From Crime Scene to Courtroom: Examining the Mysteries Behind Famous Cases,” written with Dr. Cyril Wecht, blasts open the death probes involving Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony and five other criminal cases.

You can pick up is a brief synopsis of the book and the cases covered, a must read, at Straight Talk with John J Nazarian:

Kaufmann has covered hundreds of high-profile homicide and missing person cases for national publications. She is also an award-winning producer and writer, with a multitude of credits in television, including late-night comedy programming and prime-time network variety series.

Join us tonight for this top panel of experts and call in and be part of the discussion. Comment telephone lines are always open to call in throughout the one hour show at 818-572-8030 (long distance charges do apply). We encourage you join in the discussion.

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Don’t become part of the “contagion of suicide”. If you are a GLBTQ teen and you feel suicidal there are people to talk to and they will understand you. Call The Trevor Project Saving young lives at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386); there mission statement is that “The Trevor Project is the Leading National Organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.”

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Straight Talk with John J Nazarian, Nazarian is going to explain to us not living in California why both sides were not happy today, and why did Judge Pastor hint that the D. A. office might have sought second degree murder?

Because of the “realignment” of how cases are sorted in California, what Dr. Murray was found guilty of is not something that Judge Pastor had the ability to send Dr. Murray to state prison for even ONE day, the sentence HAS to be in County Jail which we know is letting prisoners go early on “none violent” convictions. Dr. Conrad Murray’s conviction in relation to the death of Michael Jackson is considered under California sentencing guidelines as a “none violent crime”, therefore the most that Judge Pastor could give Murray was 4 years in county jail.

Murray has already lost his license it appears from what is said in court today. That is what Edward M. Chernoff said while arguing for probation and no jail time. Judge Pastor made it clear he had nothing to do with any lost license to practice when Murray get’s out of L. A. County Jail.

Judge Pastor gave Murray the maximum of 4 years in county jail, so what does that really equal with the crowded county jail and this being a none violent crime by the realignment act passed in 2011? John Nazarian is here to explain that to all who do not live in the land of California criminal courts.

Judge Pastor also ruled in “victim” restitution that Murray pay an $800 restitution fine, $30 court fee, and a $40 criminal assessment fee. Murray must supply DNA to be put in the criminal data base.

However, for now Judge Pastor is not having any of the paying appropriate restitution to Jackson’s children of over $100 million appears for now to be way out of the ball park, even to Judge Pastor; thus Judge Pastor will set a new date for a restitution hearing for Jackson’s children which will be held without Dr. Conrad being present in January.

However using Lindsay Lohan and how many times judges have ordered her to stay for X number of days or months with her to only walk in a day John Nazarian will explain that once the county sheriff takes Murray’s care in his facility today just how long will Dr. Murray really remain an inmate?

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I was working on the computer, probably on my family tree Friday, January 21, 2011, and had MSNBC on in the background waiting for Keith Olbermann and Friday night with James Thurber, which Ken loved.

When “Count Down” with Keith Olbermann came on I watched but continued at the computer, turning to watch certain segments. Then the world of broadcast changed with Olbermann saying something like “Next this will be the last night of Countdown, more about that when I return”, cut to commercial break. I was stunned, was he changing the name of his show, what?? I never in a million years expected to hear what he said when he came back. I was stunned, looking at Ken and saying WTF???

Well we have found out some of that over the last two days as well as a lot of hype of being fired, quitting, Tom Brokaw, being a lefty, having problems with the powers to be, believing he was all omnipotent, wanted to go back to sports, wanted to be a comedy writer a lot of things spinning out there, but here are a few “truths” .

MSNBC was a third place cable news network never getting traction, we would watch for a few minutes and then always go back to CNN, love Anderson Cooper and 360 there and got my two hours of news a night from his format. Then in 2006, I had MSNBC on for some reason perhaps it was destiny and I listened to Olbermann’s first Special Comment and I cried. Here was a guy talking truth to power, and like Valerie Plame and her husband Ambassador Joe Wilson. I feared Olbermann would be silenced by the Bush regime, or as his nickname in Texas goes “shrub” .

Why was this important?? Because like other greats before him, Walter Conkrite, who I idolized and he truly was the most trusted man in America and then Tom Brokaw of which I watched every night with some “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert. What made all of these newsman great to me was that each controlled their own content. Cronkite broke what the Viet Nam War was really about and with that courage of Cronkite the war ended. As Nixon said; “If Cronkite says it is over, then it is over”. I don’t remember Brokaw doing much of that Bryan Williams did more with his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and taking up for those in the Super Dome that he had spent the night with as other media began to slam them as “just the pour and the unruly”. Russert had control of the whole news department in both NBC and MSNBC as Browkaw had with NBC and Cronkite had with CBS. These titans knew that success depended on being able to speak the truth when you felt strongly about something. “Control of content”, something every successful commentator has had. That is what made Olbermann climbed and taking MSNBC with him, he controlled the content of his special comments and wow did they deliver a punch.

We have often said we are moderate independents, that silent majority here in politics, no real voice out there and not aligning with anyone, but when Olbermann took on the Regime we were govern — all of us knew this was special, this could be career ending for Olbermann, but it needed to be said. He pulled MSNBC out of third place and propelled them into 2nd place leaving CNN behind in the dust so to say. There was finally a voice not just for progressives or bleeding heart liberals, but to all of us who wanted our country back, and believed that could happen.

Tom Brokaw needs to retire and go to Wyoming or Montana like he promised he would, but no, he is still powerful, thought all cable news as unneeded and refused to appear on MSNBC, he was a dinosaur and wanted to hang on to that era; although never doubt he had total control of his content and still does it appears as well as others content. We have learned that Brokaw is more powerful in retirement then what any of us knew, it was not the regime in power we needed to worry about taking a new and clear voice as Olbernmann down, it would be someone we all trusted at one time, Browkaw and his lingering power

It was Tim Russert who saw the vision of cable news for NBC via the vehicle of MSNBC and he began to appear and encouraged others from the NBC side of News to appear, eventually even Brokaw appeared on election nights. Dan Abrams totally saw the future and reformatted MSNBC before he was canned.

At the end of Olbermann’s nightly commentary of events that he found of interest that day; Olbermann said “Goodnight and Good Luck”, from Edward R. Murrow. There are many prestigious awards worth more on the mantle of accolades and there are multiple Murrow awards given out every year, too many to even list or remember. Olbermann prized his Edward R, Murrow award though more than any other award he might have been given. Murrow spoke truth to power and it cost him his whole career. He unmasked the witch hunt of the 50’s under McCarthy and lifted a veil of fear that had gripped this country after WWII. Murrow spoke truth to power and McCarthy lost his power, was unmasked for what he was and ended that regime. Murrow paid with his whole career being taken off news and put on some Sunday night Live interview show and then faded out into what those in power in the media hoped would be oblivion.

Walter Cronkite worked after his retirement on leveling the campaign field seeing cable news as a vehicle to help reform political campaign financing. He felt with 24 hours of cable that each candidate could be assured of equal time and by that would get the powerful corporations and lobbyists out of our politics which would give it back to the voter, and prevent a Corpocracy as even Thomas Jefferson used to warn the country to beware of and not to allow that to happen. I didn’t know that about Cronkite until his death but that made him even more the most trusted man in America in my eyes. Russert saw potential in cable news and supported the then fledgling MSNBC and believed in Olbermann. Russert understood “control of one’s content” and the power that gave a voice. Hell even Fox “News” gives O’Reilly control of content., but that is for another day.

Brokaw and Comcast won and we lost a valuable voice on Friday night and the cable network will bow to the gods that be and my respect for Brokaw has been taken forever, leaving only a bad taste in my mouth. Something I thought could never happened until the last two months cumulating in this past 3 days.

Take Action has asked those of us who put 350,000 signatures in less than 48 hours, to sign a Thank you to Olbermann On a petition to bring Olbermann back in November which was successful and with that the people speaking we put into motion both good and bad. Good in that we have a voice and the internet has leveled the playing field a bit, but also unknowingly we set into motion the eventual take down of Oblermann by Browkaw and his lords in the main offices. When you take risks, you make powerful enemies and those with Brokaw at the helm was determine to silence the “silent majority” and the progressives who loved Olbermann. Brokaw needs to fade away and perhaps as MSNBC goes down in the flames of ratings and those few advertising dollars that all networks and shows fight for diminish, it will be Brokaw who fades into obscurity.

Keith Olbermann or KO as he is called will be back, it is rumored he cannot come back on air for many months because of the non-competition clause of most contracts which are bought out and have as a condition for several months if not for the whole two years left on Olbermann’s contract. 15 million dollars in a buyout gives a lot of credence to the no compete clause. Olbermann it appears can be heard as a sportscaster or on radio or he can become an internet powerhouse, I hope the latter happens fast and during the time he has to remain off of the air. I can see something equal to the Huffington Post, say Olbermann’s View, with Olbermann giving those who work at some endeavor like that, control of their content, and if he does those who want to participate will line up to sign on, and Olbermann will make a ton of money along the way.

I will not be watching MSNBC again, even though I wish Rachel Maddow only the best, because at the end of day the little guys like us citizens can only control the media in ratings which equals advertising dollars and the money advertisers pay and that my friends gives us POWER.. That POWER we must each claim right now if we believe in freedom of speech, freedom of the press and those eloquent enough to make it in the media should have control of “their content and editorial opinions”. The ACLU says it best when they go head to head to protect that right for someone that makes me ill, because if we do not protect that person’s right then it will end for all of us. We can see that now in the censorship of American news and opinion shows and the difference in the U. K. media and Canadian media. How ironic that which our founding fathers fought so hard for to keep us free, is given more in the motherland of the U. K. then in America.

I encourage each of you to sign the thank you that is up on line at Bold Progressive site and watch David Shuster’s video from this morning’s CNN “Reliable Sources” He sums it up great.

I close with two additional things:

1. What I wrote on the thank you petition : “To Keith, Edward R Murrow spoke truth to power, you knew that and you knew what that cost him and yet you followed him and spoke truth to power, on both sides of the spectrum.

The internet has a way of making the stage more even today. I know you will be back and a million of us will be waiting for you. Advertising dollars are tight these days, and in that is power.

Last night as you said goodbye I was shocked and then when you said “Goodnight and Good Luck” I saw a class act. I will not be watching MSNBC again, looks like CNN is going to attack a lot of us until we learn where you will again appear.”

2. However much more importantly is what Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter as the press of his day slammed him unmercifully: “If it were left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

Join with us and the growing outcry and boycott MSNBC, in numbers, “We the people” still have a lot of power if we use that power wisely. Remember viewership equals advertising dollars, a simple rule that has a lot of power.

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January 23, 2011
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