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Michael Poppins
National Review, by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:supersid, 4/23/2013 4:22:01 PM

A few years ago, after an enjoyable match at the nearby Victoria Cricket Club, I arrived at Rustico, a fine restaurant in the small village of Flatts at the western end of Harrington Sound in Bermuda. (Snip) If you fly in from overseas, as often as he does, you can’t help noticing America is extremely obese: It’s the first thing foreigners remark on, and, if they then prod a little deeper and notice the trillions of dollars of debt, there’s a general sense that a population this unhealthy-looking

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Reply 1 - Posted by: gerty, 4/23/2013 4:26:14 PM     (No. 9292945)

Michael Poppins by Mark Steyn---only if you are willing to pay for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: truthfetish, 4/23/2013 4:35:56 PM     (No. 9292965)

The "print version" displays the whole article, no credit card needed: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/345931/print



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Go to article, click on ´print´. Then you can read it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LComStaff, 4/23/2013 5:36:57 PM     (No. 9293059)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/23/2013 5:42:43 PM     (No. 9293070)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mollygoose, 4/24/2013 6:46:08 AM     (No. 9293712)

Yeah, well I AM unhealthy looking. That´s because I´m going through chemo, you see. I´ll see what I can do about getting my model figure back after I find out whether I´m going to live through this or not. But thanks ever so for your concern, Mark.


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