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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 15, Issue 4

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A c c o rd in gt oA b e C o lla z o ,th es t u d e n ts u p e rv is o r,
th e re
w as alm ostn o w a rn in g
o f s h u ttin gdow n
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L o o p ,w h ic h
fu rn ish e ss tu d e n tsw ithc o f f e e ,c ig a -
re tte s ,a n dc a n d y , p rio r
t oM onday.
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k n e w
i t w asg o in g to be
ta k e nd o w n ,"h es a i d .B ut
e x a c tly
w hend id n 'tc o m eu n tilth e F rid a y ,O c to b e r
1 5 thw henh eta lk e dt o s o m e o n efro m
th ec o n s t r u c -
tio n com panya n da s k e da b o u ti t .

W hile there w erem e e tin g sre g a rd in gth eL o o p , th e fo o ds e r v i c e m anager neverr e c e i v e dad e fin ite d a te a st o

w henth e rew as g o in gt o
b eac lo s in g .T h e r e
w a s n 'te n o u g h
w a rn in g ,b u t th a t w a sn o t o n ly in th e
c a s e
o f
n o tify in g
F S A
(F a c u lty
S tu d e n t
A s s o c ia tio n ),b u t a ls o
i nth a to f n o tify in g
F re d
P re s to n ,w ho w o u ldh a v eth ere s p o n s ib ilityo f k e e p -
in gF S A in fo rm e d .
C o lla z o m e t w ith Fred Prestona n d P a u l C h a s et o
d is c u s sk e e p in gi t o p e n u n tilth ee n do fth e sem ester.
T h isw o u ldb e n e fitt h o s ew ho u s eth eL o o p
o na
d a ily basis andth e s tu d e n tsw h oa re e m p lo y e dth e re .

T h e rea rea p p ro x im a te ly3 0s tu d e n tsw ho w orked th e re ,1 5o f w h ic h w o rk e ds o le lya t th e L o o p w h ile th er e s t sp lit th e ir tim eb e tw e e n th eL o o pa n d S to n y

S n a c k s , b o tho f w h ic ha reru nb yF S A . "Som e w ill
lo s ejo b s ,o th e rs
w illd e fin ite ly
b e lo s in g
h o u rs."
H e
a ls o
a d d e dth a t som e
w eret r a n s f e r r e d
t o
th e
p o o lh a lli nth ebasem ento fth eU n io n ,b u te v e n
th a t w as lim ited .
A
p o s s ib lea lte rn a tiv ei s toh a v e a c a rt sim ilart o
th a ti nth e A d m in istratio n
b u ild in g ,o r even som e-
th in gm ore
s ta b leth a ti s
s t i l lm o b ile ,
s u c ha sa
tra ile r,th a tc o u ld
slo w ly
b ep h a s e d
i n
a sth e
L o o p
th ec o n t r a c t o r s m o r e ."
T r in id a d T hom as,astu d en t e m p lo y e e ,
in itia te da
p e titio n
w h ic h
i sn o t o n ly
p o s te d
a t S to n y
S n a c k s,
b u ti sa ls o
flo a tin g
a r o u n d th edorm s. C urrently,
o v e r9 0 0 p e o p le
h a v es i g n e d
i t .d n e custom er
a t
S to n y
S n a c k s
s a id ," p e o p led o
n o t w antt og o
[a ll
th ew ay]t o[ t h e ]U n io nju stt ob u yo n eth in g . T h is
s u p p lie sstu d en ts w ith jo b s,n o tju st fo o d ."
i sp h a s e do u t.T h e p rim a ry
custom ersa tth eL o o p
a re
com m uters.
C om m utersfro m
S o u thF
L ot a reu s u a lly d ro p p e d
o fi
n e a rth eL o o p . T h e re fo re
replacem ento fth e
L o o i
w o u ld
b e
w herever
th e
com m uters arere ro u te dto .
A
c o n tra c tfo rth e
c o n -
s tru c tio n
o f C e n tra lH a ll
re q u ire d
a
s p e c ific
d is
ta n c ea ro u n d
th eb u ild in g
a n dth e
L o o p
" ju s th a p .
p e n e dt ob eth e re ." T h e n
w illb eafe n c e
su rro u n d
in g
th eb u ild in g
p u tu i
s o o n ." P r e s t o n
a n dC hasc
a retry in gt o
h e lp
u so u t
m aybe
[th e yc a n ]le a n
o r
w
e
r
s
h
p
B yJ o h nS c h n e i d e r
O w nershipis o n eo f th es t r a n g e s tid e a si n
W estem
c iv iliz tio n .T h eid e ar e v o l v e sa r o u n d
n o tle ttin ga n y o n eelsec o n tro la m aterial

object. U n fo rtu n a te ly ,th e o n ly w ayo f prevent- ing som eonef r o mc o n tro llin g your stuffi sfo r y o ut oh a v eac e rta inam ounto ff o r c e on your

s id e .T h isd o n e ,y o u c a np r o t e c t y o u rs t u f f
f r o m
o th e r p e o p leb y k illin g a n do r m aim in g
th e m .B u t,d o e s n 'tth iss e e m
lik ea naw ful lo t
o fw ork?

S in c efo r p e o p let ok e e p th in g s th e yow ni sa tim econsum inga n d tirin gjo b ,w elik e tole t g o v e rn m e n ts d e a l w ith it.O neo fi t s

la rg e s t fu n c tio n si st op ro v id ea stru c tu reth a te n s u r e s th a t w h a t'sy o u rss t a y sy o u r s . A fte ra l l ,p o s s e s - s io ni sn in e te n th so fth elaw . There a re lo ts o f

la w ste llin g p e o p lew hatth e yc a n 't d ow ith thingso th e r peopleow n.T h e s e assure thatth e p e o p leg e tto keepth e irs t u f fa n d o t h e r p e o p le

c a n 'tu s e o r abusei t . G ood examples are la w s

p e rta in in gt o th e ft, v a n d a lis m ,t r e s p a s s i n g ,e t c . O b v io u s ly ,som efo lk sa r e n 'tto oc l e a ro nth is o w n e rs h ip th in g ,b u tw eh o p eth a t th egoverm - m ent w ill incarcerateth e ms o o n atam odest fe e .

A nylo g ic a ls o c i e t y( i . e .non-w estern)w o u ld \
p ro b a b lycom e toth e c o n c lu s io nth a t o w n in g
s tu f f is n 'ta l lth a tg r e a t ,d u et o th e f a c tth a t
re s p o n s ib ilityk e e p sre a rin gi t su g lyh e a d .
T h e rea r e about as m any law s about r e s p o n s i -
b iliya s la w s that help you keep your stuff.I f
youow n something andsom eoneg e ts in ju re d
b yi t ,th a t's negligence. Youc a n 'tl e a v e your
s tu f fju s t anyw here, th a t'slitte rin g . Y o u 'v e g o t
toh a v e som e placet o storei t . T h isi sd iffe re n t
fro mth es t u f f that's litterb e c a u s e it u su a lly
c a n 't
b e
m ovedlik e
ah o u s e
o rg a r a g e .

(R em em ber,y o uh a v et o p ic ku py o u rg a rb a g e , b u tfo r som e reason you can leave yourg a ra g e w herei ti s . )I f yourh o u s eo r garagei sb u ilt o n

som eonee l s e 'sla n d ,y o uh a v et o te a ri tdow n
u n le ssy o u 'v eg o t aw ayw ithi t fo r seveny e a r s
o rs o ,th e ni t sc a l l e da d v e r s e p o s s e s s i o na n d

th e ny o uo w nth e la n d .G o fig u re .I t ' sn o w on- d e rth eI n d i a n sd id n 'tp u tu p w ith th eid e ao f o w n in gla n d .T h e yp r o b a b l yc o u ld n 'tim a g in e w h ya n y o n e w o u ld w a n tt ob er e s p o n s i b l efo r som ethingth a t b ig ,l e a s to fa ll t h e g ro u n d . It's

ju s td irtanyw ay. Y ouc a n im a g in eth e le g a l
s u itsf r o mp e o p lej u s t fa llin g d o w no r trip p in g
o n som ething.
Ina no d dw ay, w e're re tu rn in gt o n o n -o w n -
e rs h ip .
A
p e o p le
r e lyo nc l
c a rd st o
th in g s ,th i
o w n e rs
w ith o u t a c
lys a c r i f i
a n y th i
im m edial
T his isn
m
o0
a d v a n c e d
th eim m e
paym e
w e'reu se
R e a lly
th in g s
alm ostn
ow nedb 3
p e rs o nw h o 'sb u y in g .H ouses are m ortgaged,
cars havelo a n s onth e mo r are leased. S lo w ly ,
o u rs t u f fi sc o m in gt ob e ow ned m orea n d

m oreb yb a n k sa n dcom panies w ho keeps e n d - in g you annoyingn o te s inth em ail to rem ind y o u th a ty o ur e a l l yd o n 't o w n y o u rs t u f f .E v e n

th o u g hy o u th in k y o ud o .

C re d it cards area nin te re s tin gphenom enon in a n do f them selves.T h e r ea r e in te re s tin g storieso fasm all island inth e SouthP a c ific ,

w heree a c hsp rin g
m a jo rc re d it cards are
d ro p p e db ya irt oth ein h a b ita n ts .(T h esam e
island alsoreceives m ism atched
s o c k sfo r

som er e a s o n . )O d d lye n o u g h ,th e rea r en o s to re so nth is is la n d th a t a c c e p tc r e d i tc a r d s . Instead, the local tribes useth e ma s paym ent a safo rmo f hard currency,e x c h a n g i n gth e m inv a rio u sre lig io u s a n d p o litic a l cerem onies. In te re s t is paidi nth efo rm

o fs a c r i f i c e so f

b u rn t o ffe rin g st o th eg o d s w h od e liv e rth e m eachy e a r . W hati sm ostb iz a rre aboutth is econom y

isth a t th ev a l u eo f th e c a r d si s
d ire c tlyp ro p o r-
tio n a te
t oth e
c u rre n ti n t e r e s t
ra te sc h a r g e d
b yt h e s ec a r d s
a n d
th e re fo re
c h a n g e
o n
a
re g u la rb a s i s .
D espiteth ef a c t
th a tth e rei sn o
fo rm
o f com -
m u n ic a tio n
to
th e
is la n d
w h ic h
c o u ld
e x p la in
th is
c o rre la tio n .
Som e
h a v e
e v e n
q u e s -
tio n e d w h e th e r
th ein h a b ita n ts
inf a c td e c id eth e interest ratesfo r th ef r e e
w o rlda n d th a t,i f th isi s tru e,we shouldt r yt o
ta lkt oth e ma n dg e tth e m
to c h a n g eth e ir
m in d sa b o u ta n yfu tu rei n c r e a s e s .T h is i d e a
h a s been hampered
b y the factth a tn oo n e
c a nlo c a teth e is la n d ,a n d credit card com pa-
n ie sd e n yi t se x i s t e n c e .
C o n s ta n tlylin k e dw ith o w n ersh ipi sd e b t.
I naro u n d -a b o u tw ay,d e b t becom es afo rm
o fownership also.I fy o uc a n c o n v in c e som e-
o n e tole n dy o u m o rem oneyth a ny o u c o u ld
c o n c e iv a b ly
p a yb a c k
in severallifetim es,
y o uc a n
ow nq u itealo t.Som e exam pleso f
th isa r e third-w orld countries such as B razil,
a n do v e re s tim a te d
e n tre p re n e u rss u c ha s
D o n a ldT rum p.I n thesec a s e s , debtbecom es
s o great that c a n c e lin ga loan w ould m eanth e
le n d in gin s titu tio n 's lo s in ga ll h o p eo fe v e r
s e e in gi t sm oney a g a in . W ith th isi n
m in d ,
y o uc a n e a s ily c o n v in c e y o u r creditors to
le n dy o ue v e nm o rem oney
top r e v e n ty o u
fro md e fa u ltin g on yourlo a n s .I nr e s p o n s et o
th is ,le n d in g in s titu tio n s in thee ig h tie sf o u n d
th e ir ow n w ayo f passingth e bucka n d m ak-

in gd e b tpay off.B y le n d in glo tso f m o n e yt o u n sc ru p u lo u sp e o p le ,th e yc o u ldth e ng ot o th e governm ent and receive m o n e yt or e p l a c e in v e s tm e n ts gone sourth a t,a lo n e , c o u ld b e coveredb yb a n k s ,b u t, com pounded,w o u ld th re a te nth es a v i n g so f m a n y in d iv id u a lsw ho

w o u ld n o rm a llyu s eth e ir m oney
t oow n
th in g s .S oth e b a n k s h a v e m o rem oneyt o
g iv et ow e a lth yb a n k e x e c u tiv e ss oth e yc a n
go toe x p e n s i v e parties w ithr i c hp e o p lew ho
defaulted on lo a n sfo r lu x u ry cars.
M any people are w orriedth a t th e Japanese
w ille n du p o w n in g A m e ric a . T h isi sam in o r
m is c o n c e p tio n .T h e Japanese reallya r es e e k -
in g
t ol e a s e A m ericaas
the term sh a v e
becom e
m uch m ore
fa v o ra b le ,a n ds t i l l
re ta in
th eo p tio n
t ob u y .T h e y
n o w
h a v e

tre m e n d o u s o p p o rtu n itie s to stretchth e iry e n . E v e ni fth e y dob u yu pa llth e real estatei n th e c o u n try , a re th e y re a lly g o in gt ocom e o v e r h e rea n d sto pu s fro mu s in g th e irla n d ? R em em ber th a to w n e rs h ipre a lly b o ilsdow n to p h y s ic a lly p re v e n tin g

someone fromta k -
in go ru s i n gw hati sy o u r s ,a n dw ed id n 't
b lo w

o u r c o u n try 'sw adfo rn o th in gd u rin g th eC o ld W ar. In thew o rldo f m aterialism m ig h td o e s n 'tj u s t m akerig h t,i t ' l lb e a t you tilly o u 'r eu n c o n s c i o u s .

T he S to n yB ro o kP r e s sp a g e2
P rie s ta n dP o e to f R e v o lu tio n
E rn e s to
C a rd e n a l
re a d sfro m
h isn e w
b o o kC o s m icC a n tic le
E r n e s o
C a r d e n a l
r e a d sf r o m
h isn ew
b o o k C o sm icC n tic le
B y R achelS .W e x e lb a u m
O n O c to b e r2 1 s tth e
N icaraguanp o e tE r n e s t o
C ardenal cam e
t o
S to n yB ro o k
t o read passages
fro m
h isn e w
w o rk ,C o sm icC a n tic le .I ti sa5 0 0 -
p a g ep o e m
a b o u tth e
w h o lecosm os
a n d
s c ie n tific
in s p ira tio n ,h isa tte m p t " to m a k ep o e try
o u to fs c i -
ence". H e relatesth ist oG od, m a n 'sin h u m a n ity
t o
m an and how we m ig h te v o lv ei nth efu tu re .
E rn esto
C ardenalis n o t o n ly
ap o e t,b u ta
C a th o licp r i e s tw h o p ra c tic e s"C h ristia n M arxism '".
F ro m
h is appearance, youw o u ldn o t th in ko fh ima s
are v o lu tio n a ry .H e isap lu m p , w h ite -h a ire d
b e a rd -
e dm a n , lik e S a n taC la u s w ithab la c kb eret, sm ilin g
a sk in d ly
a ss o m e o n e 'sg ra n d fa th e r.

H ow ever,h e d o e sb e lo n g toth e S a n d a n is taL ib e ra tio n M o v e m e n t a n d raises conservativeA m ericaneyebrow s.

W hen
C ardenal g a v ea le c tu re a n d re a d in ga t S to n yB ro o k
a b o u tte ny e a r sa g oh ew asa c c o m p a n ie d
b y
g u n -
to tin gb o d y g u a r d s ,b u t th istim e h ea rriv e d a lo n e .
B o rni n
1 9 2 5
i nG ranada,N icaragua, C ardenal
b e g a n tow ritep o e try
i nc o lle g e . H e s tu d ie d
a tth e
U n iv ersityo f C o lu m b iafro m
1 9 4 7 -1 9 4 9
a n d cam e
u n d e rth ein flu e n c eo f E zra P o u n d
a n d
T hom as
M e rto n .
I n
1 9 5 0h e
re tu rn e d
t o
N ic a ra g u a
a n d
b e g a n h isa c tiv is t c a re e r a g a in s tth e to ta lita ria nd ic -
ta to rs h ipo fth e Som ozare g im e . H isf i r s tb o o k ,Z ero
H our (1 9 5 6 ),
d e a lsw ithh isin v o lv e m e n t in
th e
N ic a ra g u a n p o litic a ls tru g g le d u rin gth e1 9 5 0 's ,a n d
i sam a jo r L a tinA m e ric a n re v o lu tio n a ry
c la s s ic .T o
a v o id arrest,h e w ent into exile inth e U n ite dS ta te s
a n d
e x p e rie n c e das p iritu a lc r i s i s ,w h ic hle dh im
to .
re n o u n c e
a llfo rm so f v io le n c ea n d e n te raT ra p p is t
m onastery
i nG e th s e m a n i,
K e n tu c k y .
C ardenal
becam e ap r i e s ti n
1 9 6 5a n d re tu rn e dt o N icaraguaa
y e a rla te r to establishS o le n tin a m e ,a n
in d e p e n d e n t
c o m m u n ity
th a tp ra c tic e s " p rim itiv e
C h ristia nliv -
in g ."
Som e
w o rk s
fro m
th is
p e rio d
a re
" G e th s e m a n i,K entucky"(1960), "M arily nM o n ro e
a n d O ther Poem s"(1 9 6 5 ),
"T he
D u b io u sP a s s a g e "
(1 9 6 6 ),"H om age
t oth eA m erican
In d ia n s "
(1 9 6 9 )
a n d
" L o v e "
(1 9 7 0 ).
H e
re a liz e d
th a t L a tin
A m erican
s o c ie ty
w asu n lik e ly
to be restructured
w ith o u t re c o u rs e
t oarm s,a n dm a d e h is v e r s i o n
o f
Christianity m orem ilitan tly
re v o lu tio n a ry .
I n
1 9 7 2
C ardenals tre n g th e n e d
h is
tie sw ith
E l F re n te
S a n d in is ta
d e
L ib e ra c io n
N a c io n a l
("O n
th e
S a n c tityo f R e v o lu tio n ,
1 9 7 2 ).
A fterth eS a n d in is ta
C ardenal becam e
M in istero f C u ltu re
a n du s e d
h is
in flu e n c e
tor a i s e fu n d s fo rN ic a ra g u a(" F lig h ts o f
V ic to ry "
1 9 8 5 ).
U n fo rtu n a te ly ,
th eP o p e
fo rc e d
h im
t or e s i g n
fro m
M in istryo fC u ltu re in1 9 8 9 ,b u t
he still k e p th istie s w ithth eS a n d in is ta m o v e m e n t.
C o sm icC a n tic le ,p u b lis h e d
i n
1 9 8 9 ,c o n te m -
p la te sth e u n iv e rs ea n da s k s u s,"W hya rew eh e re ? "
Is therea n y o n ee l s eo u tth e re ? W hered idw ecom e
fro m
and w hat w ill co m ea fte ru s?C ardenalb e g a n
w ith the B igB ang,th e n
ta lk e da b o u t e x tra te rre s tri-
a lsa n d th e cosm os.H ere a d
fro m
apassage called
"M ystery
o fS p a c e
a n d
T im e ,"w h ic h
re c a lle da n
a n e c d o teo fs tu d e n tl i f ei nN ew
Y ork C ity w henh e
w asi nW o o lw o rth 's
s tu d y in gab e a u tifu lw om an.
H ea s k e d h im selfw hoc o u ld
p re d ic tw hat w o u ld
h a p p e ni f h ew e n t a fte r th a tw om anin s te a do f le a v -
in g th e
s to r e . "O urp ro b le m h ,L o rd ,i s
th a to n e
i s
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s e x u a l cosm os",s a y i n g
th a tth e
re a s o nw hy th es t a r sa r es oh o ti s b e c a u s eth e ya re
"orgasm ic".
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p a s s a g e
w asth e
o n ea b o u t e v o lu tio n .
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e v o lu tio n
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o n
o u rp la n e t a rein te rre la te d .
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c h im p
re g re s s e dfro m
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a rtific ia lin te llig e n c e , a n d , a so u r a n c ie n t tre e s h re w
ancestorss c u rrie d aw ay
fro m
c o ld -b lo o d e d
g ia n ts ,
s ow ill o u r descendants flee
fro m
c y b e r-m ilita n ts
u n d e r c o n tro lo fac o m p u te riz e db u r e a u c r a c y .
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w as
th e m ostto u c h in g . " H e
w as
fa s c in a te dw ithM arxism ,b u tn e v e r s tu d ie di t , h ig h -
l yin te llig e n t,b u tc u r s e d w ithp u rity ."T h isd e s c r i p -
S tio nf i tC h risD e lV e c c h io , o u r la te c a m p u sre v o lu -
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th e ire x p e r i e n c e s
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th e
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th e m s e lv e s
lo o k s e lf-c e n te re d
a n d h y p o c ritic a l.
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th equestion-and-answ er
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follow ero f Jesusa s k e d C ardenalh o w
c o u ldh ec a ll
h im self C h ristia n
a n ds t i l lp ra c tic e
v io le n c e .

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a ls o
s p e a k sa g a in s tric h e s -n o ta llfo llo w e rso f
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to

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a c tio n sw eret o
b eta k e n im m e d ia te lyre g a rd in gth isi s s u e .
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ju s t k ill th isb e f o r ei t c a ng e tt o th eS e n a te ."
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toth ere s o lu tio np a s s e db yth es e n a t ec o n -
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th efo u r executive m em bers.
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a tth etim eth e reso lu tio nw asp a s s e d . T h e o rig in a lre s o lu tio n ,p e n n e db yV in c e n t B ruzzesea n d A damT u r n e ra c c u s e d

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w a sa p la n n e d

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th efo u rm e n tio n e d ,
la b lin gth e m" n e g lig e n t"o fd u tie sa s student leaders.
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u n d e rth e c o n s titu tio n .C anadam e n tio n e d
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a s
h a v in g
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s im p ly ," T h e y
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m e e tin g , h ea l s o
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th e re s o lu tio nfo r b e in ga n
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w ass l a n d e r o u si nn a tu re .
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a tth e
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h e ljs h o wS to n yB ro o ks p i r i t .
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