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Mom Sells Daughter´s
´One Direction´ Tickets On eBay
In The Nastiest Way Possible

Business Insider, by Aaron Taube

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Posted By:Hermoine, 9/24/2013 10:03:47 AM

An Australian mother has chosen to scar her daughter for life with what might be the nastiest eBay listing of all time After her daughter lied to her about hanging out at an older boy´s house, the eBay user "tsfe" decided to teach her a lesson by auctioning off the One Direction concert tickets she had previously purchased as a birthday gift. The blistering, shaming message tsfe wrote in the listing was discovered by the Reddit user canusich, and it´s sure to make your inner teenager want to disappear on the spot. Here it is:

It´s not the nastiest possible way...she did it the correct way. She actually followed through on the punishment she gave her. With that said, I think I would´ve searched for language just as firm without resorting to curse words. Regardless, it´s refreshing to see serious parenting in today´s post-modern murky world.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/24/2013 10:10:21 AM     (No. 9534444)

Good for the mom!!! This is a lesson that will NEVER be forgotten!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/24/2013 10:12:47 AM     (No. 9534446)

Amen, OP!

"Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!! I´m not your friend. I´m your MOTHER."


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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYC RAL, 9/24/2013 10:18:59 AM     (No. 9534456)

"tsfe" if you read lucianne.com know many of us support you and commend you for your actions with your daughter. To the author (and the like) of the thoughts "scarring" the daughter should see if their pants are on backwards. Their view of correctly raising a child is. Watch MTV and see how "your prevention of scarring" results.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 9/24/2013 10:20:31 AM     (No. 9534457)

I think she did the right thing. I tried to do right by my stepdaughters & be strict with them. I always explained how it was for their own good. I wasn´t being "meeaan" because I liked it, it was because I was not going to be walked all over when they were lying & sneaking around. I told them that they weren´t trying anything I hadn´t tried on my parents at their age. One girl did end up with a child, but later she did marry the father. Today, I am estranged from them because I tried to be tough on them. I wouldn´t do anything different & have no regrets. I feel it is their loss.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/24/2013 10:27:37 AM     (No. 9534468)

Congrats to Mom! Well done!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lana720, 9/24/2013 10:31:46 AM     (No. 9534476)

Great note!
If more kids had caring parents like this, wow!
One line reminds me of what Michael Reagan said of Jane Wyman. "We raise men, not babies!" Then, she made him earn money for his own bicycle!
Kudos to all good parents!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bearcat, 9/24/2013 10:33:26 AM     (No. 9534477)

I normally oppose public shaming of children, but this loving mom is great and highly entertaining. Thank goodness my girls are grown. I feel for my granddaughter´s (10) mom. Somehow we all survive if we care.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/24/2013 10:53:53 AM     (No. 9534503)

One Direction is as big as the Beatles or Elvis to these tweenies. Shows a lot of guts for this parent. Right thing to do.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 9/24/2013 10:54:19 AM     (No. 9534505)

I wasn´t offended at all by Mom´s posting. And "shaming" the kid for life?! Get real! There is no shame in today´ society; thus, we are in chaos as a society. No God = CHAOS.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zzzghy, 9/24/2013 10:55:32 AM     (No. 9534506)

BRAVO to mom, definitely. Way to go.

50 years ago my family was in the car on a long-awaited trip to Disneyland in Anaheim. My sister and I were being obnoxious jerks in the back seat, and our dad gave us a couple warnings that if we didn´t knock it off, he would turn the car around and drive home. Well, we didn´t knock it off and he did turn around and take us home.

Scratch a great day at Disneyland, and we both knew it was all our fault. We weren´t in trouble; it was Saturday and after we got home we could do whatever we usually did on a Saturday. We couldn´t go to Disneyland, that´s all.

That stuff works, man. Our dad knew what he was doing. Fifty years later and I still think about it.

Author aaron taube appears to be a bit of an ignorant cretin. A teenaged dingdong who gets preggers while sneaking around will definitely be "scarred for life," and that´s when sarcastic li´l aaron´s therapy will certainly come into play. Missing a meaningless concert by some ditzy boy band for being a lying little snot will likely do the dingdong a world of good, and protect her from being scarred for life.

Shut up, taube, until you actually know what you´re talking about.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/24/2013 11:01:01 AM     (No. 9534517)

I don´t know if this is public shaming, which I am totally against.

She did not mention the girl´s name or post a picture. But she was likely sure to have her daughter read the auction and be completely aware of why she did it...and she is likely pretty sure the daughter will share it with her friends who will get a virtual tongue lashing. That to me, is all good.

All that said, the inner cynic in me says it´s just a hoax to get publicity and drive the auction up!

Now, if this mother had done this really in public, or in a forum with pictures etc, I would call that pretty sick. But apparently, she did not.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: velox, 9/24/2013 11:01:36 AM     (No. 9534518)

I was called for jury duty for a case where a 12 year old Hispanic girl, was spanked for running around with 15 year old thugs.
I was interviewed in-front of the other prospects. I said " if you think I am going to convict a father of trying to stop his underage daughter from getting pregnant by a bunch of ghetto thugs based on the State of Florida´s Department of Health and Welfare, you have another think coming".
Not only was I excused, the entire jury pool was tainted!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: AltaD, 9/24/2013 11:03:23 AM     (No. 9534522)

I disagree with the mother and my fellow Lucianne posters when it comes to public shaming. Sell her ticket, ground her, take away her smart phone but don´t make it a public punishment. And if the mother plans to do any future public shaming, she might want to brush up on her grammar!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 9/24/2013 11:07:15 AM     (No. 9534529)

Brutal perhaps. But one senses that this Mom was pushed to her limit by this teenaged girl.

#4: I´m sorry to hear that you´re estranged from your girls. As the strict father of two boys, I can assure you that raising your girls with discipline was the right thing to do. Good on ya!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tank, 9/24/2013 11:08:40 AM     (No. 9534532)

Xtra points for using ´trollop.´

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 9/24/2013 11:09:05 AM     (No. 9534534)

Listing must have ended or been revoked.

There is no listing for seller "tsfe" on eBay AU.

No results when searching for any of the descriptive terms mentioned in the article.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/24/2013 11:19:23 AM     (No. 9534550)

I don´t think anyone is going to need therapy as the writer suggests.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/24/2013 11:38:27 AM     (No. 9534590)

It´s called setting boundaries and the daughter and her "friends" were trying to tromp all over them. The Mom caught them and made a lesson out of it. Many kids think they are "oh so clever" and try to pull off all sorts of stuff, some of it quite bad. They need to called on it.

As to public shaming, it works. The message was, you misbehave and you lose out. You were trying little tricks and I am calling you out. Letting someone "hide" from exposure of their bad behavior is likely to result in a repetition of it. Public embarrassment usually ends the behavior.

Example: Child texting while driving gets ticket. Parent gets lawyer and kid gets off. Do you think the texting will stop? On the other hand, if kid gets a fine and loses their license they will learn quite a bit. You can be sure their friends know WHY they are not driving for a while. That´s pretty public but it might save their life in the future.

Some lessons are hard to learn and sometimes a public airing is a good thing.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pickle1, 9/24/2013 11:54:53 AM     (No. 9534628)

That´s not nasty. Mom did right.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: octrojan, 9/24/2013 12:47:53 PM     (No. 9534745)

I guess this makes only 2 ldotters who disagree with Mom´s little play for attention. Sell the tickets, punish her, ground her, etc., sure--that´s good parenting. Grandstanding like this? Seems as if, as one of the comments below the article pointed out, Mom is raising a daughter in her own image--a drama queen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuck, 9/24/2013 12:56:47 PM     (No. 9534763)

This illustrates bad parenting on so many levels, I don´t know where to begin.

Yes, boundaries should be set and consistently enforced. Judging by the content, the severity of the infraction and the punishment are probably reasonably proportioned. There is agreement there.

However, the fact that such a reaction is necessary indicates that previous smaller infractions were probably ignored or tolerated. If that was not the case, this action would not be a surprise to the daughter. Everything that the mother stated about being a parent and not a friend should have been personally communicated to her daughter throughout her lifetime by actions as well as words, not in a public forum. CONSISTENCY is imperative but appears to be lacking.

A few thoughts in no particular order:

Publicly criticizing her friends will only encourage her daughter defend them.

Publicly trying to humiliate her daughter will drive a wedge in their relationship that may never be removed.

Using a gift as a punishment tool is a poor choice and makes any future gifts suspect as there will be assumed strings attached.

Publicly punishing her daughter will tend to make the daughter reluctant to ever acknowledge her transgression. She´s been backed into a corner.

The mother demands love and respect. Sorry... those have to be earned. If you have to ask or demand them, you don´t have them.

The mother should act like an adult, not a vindictive foul-mouthed brat herself.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/24/2013 1:00:48 PM     (No. 9534771)

This Mom has much to teach to those who need lessons on how to draw a red line.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hermoine, 9/24/2013 1:13:53 PM     (No. 9534800)

#21 -- There are no "true" gifts in our household. Our kids are made painfully aware that everything they own, actually belongs to mom and dad and they have it via our good graces. What can be given, can be taken away. It´s called losing privileges and going to a high priced concert is a privilege.

And, while I´m not keen on some of the language used by the mom -- it wasn´t a public shaming...she never outed any of the girls, but she made it known TO THEM that this was being done because of THEIR poor choices.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 9/24/2013 1:43:17 PM     (No. 9534848)

To those who object to "public shaming" of a badly behaved teenager, you need to understand that the child will lie to her friends about the situation. The mother who laid out the actual facts of the situation prevents the bad child from persisting in lies.

Will there be further conflict in that family? Guaranteed. But a public humiliation will help correct her child and will hopefully assist other families dealing with the same problems.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuck, 9/24/2013 1:52:06 PM     (No. 9534858)

#23 - It was public in as much as it was addressed to (hence intended for) the daughter´s friends as well to the daughter herself.

Open insults tend to cement an adversarial atmosphere providing her daughter with a difficult decision to relate with accepting friends or with a hostile mother.

I fear that the method of communication did enough damage to offset much (if not all) of the benefit of invoking consequences.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: OleGator, 9/24/2013 2:04:03 PM     (No. 9534878)

Kudos to the mother of this child. As the father of two daughters, I would have taken the same steps.

I believe #23 remarks completely indicative of the midset of today´s permissive (clueless) parents.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hermoine, 9/24/2013 2:10:45 PM     (No. 9534894)

#26 -- Just to be clear, you think my comments in #23 are indicative of a clueless parent? Hoping you´re addressing a different poster.

By the way, "public humiliation" works. By your definition #25, my mother did this very thing to me in high school. I got busted at an underage party where alcohol was present. Unfortunately for me, who had NOT been drinking, I was hauled in anyway and my parents had to get from the sheriff´s office. MOST of my friends, who had been drinking, actually skipped out. My mother did not tell there parents, but she found every single one of them, one by one, and in my presence lambasted them and me and made us all feel about an inch tall.

It worked. None of them hated me or her, and we all minded our Ps & Qs after that.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msjena, 9/24/2013 2:29:21 PM     (No. 9534926)

It´s a little over-the-top, if you ask me. The daughter will get even when she puts her mother in a nursing home.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chuck, 9/24/2013 3:49:47 PM     (No. 9535040)

#27 I could be wrong, but I believe #26 was probably intending to direct the post to my post #21.

When I post, I tend to understate the areas of agreement and focus on the contrary. The second paragraph in #21 was intended to indicate agreement with the idea of consequences. I think we are in closer agreement on parenting than you believe.

From post #27: "By your definition #25, my mother did this very thing to me in high school."

Unless pertinent details were left out, your mother did not do the same thing. I don´t believe she categorically insulted them nor did she do so in front of others (except her daughter) and she did so a format where the criticism was specific and personal. I don´t believe she gloated about how you were unable to fool her, nor bragged about how humorous she found them. If she had, I doubt if the conclusion of final sentence in post #27 would have come about.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/24/2013 4:53:03 PM     (No. 9535142)

There is no "public shaming" in this. Nor is this anywhere near the "nastiest possible way" for the mom to make her point. No real names were mentioned in the ad.

Only the mom, daughter, and her friends know what happened. And they know now that mom isn´t going to surrender.

The daughter will appreciate this when she is an adult and has little "angels" of her own to deal with!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 9/24/2013 5:44:40 PM     (No. 9535240)

Wow, the abusive woman. I can imagine how upset she was. She did not resort to physical punishment, what is the problem/

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/24/2013 6:22:07 PM     (No. 9535280)

This mother chose the consequences of HER daughter´s actions and is to be congratulated. This mother handled it the best way SHE could. Agree or disagree.
Teenagers today need to be carefully raised. The times are not good for young people.
Above all, no matter how good you think they are, trust but verify. If the kid says she/he is going to Bob´s house, call and verify that they actually are there.
Sadly, lieing seems to be as easily done as eating a Big Mac by almost all teenagers.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/24/2013 11:55:14 PM     (No. 9535645)

Bad choices have consequences.

The daughter´s friends lost out as well. There were four tickets.

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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

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