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  • Someday anthropologists from Alpha Centauri will try to make sense of the United States in the Summer-Fall of 2013. This is what it's come down to, brothers and sisters:

    - Can I blow up your car?

    - No.

    - Can I blow up just the back seat?

    - No.

    - Can I blow up the bumper?

    - No.

    - Can we talk about what part of your car I can blow up?

    - No.

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