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Video: Washington TV Station’s Delightful Report On Sarah Palin’s Dad’s Visit To Promote Book: “She’s Punished For Being Incorruptible”

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on October 11, 2012


Sarah Palin’s family in town to promote new book

By Whitney Ward Published: Oct 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM PDT

RICHLAND — As the campaign season continues to ramp up, there is one voice we haven’t heard much: Sarah Palin.

But she was the “talk of the town” Wednesday night in Richland. Palin’s father and brother are authors of a new book about the Sarah they know. The two held a signing event at the Richland Hasting’s.

“She’s my little sister,” says Chuck Heath, Jr. “I want them to see Sarah as I saw her.”

Father, Chuck Heath, and brother, Chuck Heath, Jr. have been working for the last year, collecting their personal stories and documenting Sarah’s life and the Alaska experiences they say shaped the women she became.

Heath, Sr. says, “We wanted to set people straight on Sarah. There’s been so much garbage written about her.”

It’s a sentiment many supporters share in the Tri Cities, and exactly why they wanted to get their hands on the Heath’s new book, “Our Sarah: Made in Alaska.”

“The truth is,” says Richland resident Judy Keplinger, “It appears to me, that she’s being punished for being incorruptible. And I want to read how she got that way.”

The father and son duo also say some of the stories in their personal account highlight a Tri Cities connection.

“We didn’t have any money as a kid, and once in a while, we got to take a vacation,” recalls Heath, Jr. “And probably two or three times, our vacation was to come to the Tri Cities and hang out in Richland. So, this place just floods me with memories.”

And with family, friends, and fans by their side, those memories continue.

The book hit shelves two weeks ago. It’s foreword was written by Sarah Palin herself.


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Sarah Palin thinks Obama has reason to be nervous about the VP debate tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 11, 2012

Video retrieved from sarahnettoo.

Governor Palin talked with Megyn Kelly this morning about the Ryan/Biden vice presidential debate tonight.  Laura Byrne at the Daily Caller has a good writeup of the interview:

“I think who’s nervous tonight is Barack Obama,” Palin told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. ” [Obama] certainly wants to see the debate shift in terms of attention being deflected from his poor performance, his arrogance, his aloofness, his disconnection that he really exuded in his own debate performance last week.”

The former Alaska governor admitted she does not reminisce about her own debate with Vice President Joe Biden four years ago.

“I’ve never seen clips of the debate. I’ve never watched any of those reruns from four years ago, from the acceptance speech to the debate or anything. No, life goes on. You move forward, and I don’t rehash the past,” Palin said.

Palin said her debate prep was intense, with aides handing her stacks of cards filled with information about running mate John McCain’s voting record.

“Campaign operatives wanted me to memorize many, many, many, in fact all of those facts and pieces of data,  so that my message would coincide with John McCain’s. At the end of the day, though, that VP debater has just got to be themselves.”

Read more.

As the 2012 debate approaches, there has been a lot of speculation on how Ryan’s performance will compare with Governor Palin’s in 2008.  Politico posted what appears to be a flashback article on  the 4th anniversary of the Palin/Biden debate.  In his review of past vice presidential debates, David Jackson at USA Today wrote:

2008 — Perhaps the most anticipated debate in political history, certainly among vice presidential contests.

The fascination with the suddenly famous Sarah Palin — going up against veteran Biden — drew some 70 million television viewers, the largest audience ever for a vice presidential debate.

“Can I call you Joe?” asked the first-term Alaska governor during the opening handshake.

But there is nothing like seeing the Palin/Biden debate for oneself.    Here is the full Palin/Biden debate as shown on CSPAN1.

Video retrieved from CSPAN.

The transcript of the 2008 vice presidential debate can be found here.

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Heaths End Lower 48 Book Tour: ‘We’ll See You on Down the Trail’

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 11, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr. encountered family and friends at many of the Our Sarah book tour locations, and every where they went they made others feel like family and friends. Now, this adventure in the Lower 48 has come to an end. They have had the experience of a lifetime, and we have certainly enjoyed vicariously accompanying them on every stop. After a schedule that took them to a plethora of states, the last of which was Washington State, the Heaths are headed back to the great state of Alaska. I miss them already.

Chuck Jr. journals on Facebook:

This is a picture from our signing tonight. These are some of our relatives that showed up: Greg and Brandi Jones, Kate and Tom Johnson… not pictured are my Uncle Ron and Aunt Colleen Jones. We also had friends show up from as far away as our old hometown of Skagway, Alaska (thanks Fred and Kathy Hosford).

This is a bittersweet post for us. We just finished our final book signing in the Lower 48, here in Richland, Washington. Dad and I are physically and mentally exhausted from three weeks on the road. We’ve crossed the country, met some incredible people, done over fifty interviews, and along the way, we’ve become closer as father and son than ever before (even though there have definitely been times when we wanted to strangle each other). After all of our adventures, a big part of us doesn’t want it to end. We still want to get out to other places to share our adventures in Alaska and our time with Sarah, but we have families that we miss very much waiting patiently for us at home.

We’re not completely done, though. We will be returning to Alaska late tomorrow night, and then we’ll head out to Wasilla, Friday, to do another interview with Fox and Friends (from Sarah’s little studio) at 3:00am! If you watch it Saturday morning, I’ll be the guy with the dark bags under my eyes and dad will be the guy mumbling incoherently beside me. Just joking dad… sort of.

Today was a very busy day for us. Besides the book signing in Richland, we also did three radio and two television interviews. They all seemed to go well, but you never know how they’ll come across. We also had dinner with my uncle, Ron Jones, his wife, Colleen, and his son Greg and wife Brandi. As usual, our time with family was too short.

I just want you guys that are following us to know how much we appreciate you. Your comments gave us the fuel we needed to keep going when we were bone-tired. My favorite part has been hearing from people at the book signings that have actually read the book and told me how much they enjoyed it. That’s so nice to hear. I know that dad and I are not a couple of Tolstoys, and we didn’t pretend to try to be like that when we wrote the book. We wanted to tell our stories in the same way we relate them orally to our friends.

We’ll keep plugging along and we’ll try to get our book in people’s hands, despite getting little or no help from the mainstream media. Besides the stories about Alaska and Sarah, everyone should hear the stories about the way the media can try to destroy a good person’s character.

Thank you again for all your support, and at the request of a lot of you out there, we’ll keep posting entries from Alaska, just not as many.

As dad always says when leaving his friends, “We’ll see you on down the trail.”


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Bristol Palin: THANK YOU AMERICA! I appreciate every single vote cast.

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 10, 2012

Bristol thanked her fans for voting for her on DWTS All Stars Week 3:

Thank you guys!!  I know that I have the most wonderful people voting for me — I appreciate every single vote cast.  This week was a hard week, as everyone saw.  But you guys were there to support me, and I’m so thankful for that!

For fun, I thought I’d celebrate making it to Week Four by showing a dozen photos from the first three weeks.  Enjoy!  (You may have already seen one or two of these.  And oh yeah –warning — the last one is gross, but I wanted to show you what dancing in high heels does to feet!)

Governor Palin also posted a comment and photo on her Facebook page:

The boys are busy waiting for mom and mom/grandma to exit the DWTS studio! Thank you to all Bristol & Mark supporters who voted for them to keep on dancing! They honor you.

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PolitiFact “Truth-O Meter” On Palin’s Statement’s “True”: Another Hit On The Leftist Myths

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on October 10, 2012

I just caught up with this “Politifact” analysis of Sarah Palin’s statements when on the stump for Ted Cruz. Once again it deals to the leftist big lies about Palin. Here she is being erudite and factual, which can’t be said for some politicians, can it? 

They give her a better than .500″ batting average across four statements, but their disallowing the “death panels’ remark has been, surely, belied by even the leftist New York Times giving it credence.

More like batting 100% ( or at least .750 if we allow a degree of doubt over the DP’s)

The Truth-O-Meter Says:

Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps.

Sarah Palin on Friday, July 27th, 2012 in her speech at a rally for Ted Cruz in The Woodlands

Sarah Palin says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps

Shortly before Ted Cruz won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, he got a star-power boost from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a get-out-the-vote rallynorth of Houston.Firing up the crowd in her July 27, 2012,speech in The Woodlands, Palin touched on some claims PolitiFact has recently addressed, plus one we haven’t: “One in seven American families are on food stamps.”

Based on past PolitiFact work, Palin was batting better than .500 on these statements:

  • “Thirty percent of our mortgages are underwater.” More like 25 percent than 30 percent, as of January, butpretty close.
  • The Affordable Care Act is “death-panel-filled”Still a Pants on Fire claim.
  • “We’re going on four years now without a federal budget.” Yes. Specifically, when Palin spoke, 3 years, 2 months and 28 days.
So how’d she do with her food stamp claim? Another hit, according to the experts we asked.U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Alyn Kiel told us by email that Palin was correct — in fact, one in seven individual Americans is on food stamps, aka the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Kiel cautioned against translating SNAP’s term “households” to “families.”

“There is no single definition of a household,” Kiel told us. “The Census Bureau defines it one way (anyone who lives under the same roof together); SNAP defines it another (more strictly as a group that purchases and prepares food together, so you could, for example, have a household of one, which you cannot by the Census Bureau definition). The Census Bureau defines families even more strictly than households.”

J.C. Dwyer, state policy director of the Texas Food Bank Network, told us by email, “Most of the time, a ‘household’ is roughly equivalent to a ‘family,’ and so contains more than one person. However, a single individual living alone is also considered a ‘household.’

“That’s why one in seven individuals benefit from the program, and one in five households,” Dwyer said.

He sent us USDA’s monthly report for May 2012, which shows that 22.3 million U.S. households encompassing 46.5 million individuals were on SNAP. He calculated the “one in seven” and “one in five” ratios using the U.S. Census population clock and average household size in 2010 (2.59 people), he said.

Dwyer cautioned against tying increases in SNAP recipients to any specific president or government policy, noting that the national food bank network Feeding America has reportedSNAP participation mirrors unemployment.

An April 19, 2012, report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said that, nationwide, “Spending on SNAP benefits more than doubled between 2007 and 2011.” Chartsfrom the report show an increase in participation after the recession began in 2007; CBO predicts the increase will peak in 2014.

In Texas, SNAP participation has also risen compared to 2007, but has held fairly constant since early 2010.

Jonathan Lewis, a specialist in food policy for the left-leaning Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, emailed us a link to state data showing that the number of Texans on SNAP has remained within the range of 3.5 million to 3.7 million since March 2010, when it was at 3.4 million. The total was 2.3 million in July 2007 and 3.6 million in July 2012.

Lewis told us, “Palin’s statement about one in seven families on SNAP in the U.S. is correct besides her use of families rather than households. However, I think the public views them as the same.”

Lewis included a link to the Texas Administrative Code’s definitions of families and households. For purposes of the SNAP program, the code defines a household as the person or persons included in a single SNAP case by state Health and Human Services. A family, the code says, is defined as a group of relatives living together and meeting certain other conditions.

The state data show 1.5 million cases, or households, on SNAP in Texas for July 2012.

Our ruling

Palin’s figure is supported and may even understate the share of families on food stamps. Her statement rates True.

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Video/interview Palin looks stunning caught by paparazzi at night discusses a presidential run

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on October 10, 2012

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Sarah Palin releases information about her new book after paparazzi start a media frenzy

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 10, 2012

"My family and I eat a healthy diet heavy in wild Alaskan seafood, moose, caribou and fresh fruit."

Probably trying to be incognito, Governor Palin went shopping in Studio City, California sans makeup, wearing eyeglasses and a skinny outfit.  Paparrazi apparently spotted her and took photos that have spurred an overnight media frenzy.  After being criticized for being “skinny,” Governor Palin responded with news about a new book she and her family are writing about how they stay fit.

A “nutrition expert” even told Hollywood Life that Governor Palin had dropped from 140 pounds to 105 pounds and then offered her unsolicited advice.  I doubt Governor Palin ever weighed 140 pounds, except when she was pregnant.  And I’m certain this expert didn’t cajole Governor Palin into stepping onto a set of scales for her.

This morning, I counted no less than 40 articles already written about her “new look” and/or the new book.   The story is posted everywhere from Gretawire to Huffington Post to People Magazine to Washington Post and the Hollywood gossip blogs.  Of course, the haters are trying to spin it, as they do everything Sarah Palin.  For someone the mainstream media has worked so hard to declare irrelevant, Governor Palin certainly gets a lot of attention for every move she makes.

Here are some excerpts.  Samantha Chang at writes:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is writing a fitness book where she’ll detail her age-defying diet and workout secrets.

Palin made the surprise revelation to Peoplein response to questions over her shocking recent weight loss. Sarah, 48, raised eyebrows after sporting a dramatically thinner figure in Los Angeles on Oct 8.

“Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods,” said Palin, who didn’t say whether she has a book contract yet or when it will be published.

“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy.”

Palin, a mother of five, is a longtime runner who follows a high-protein, low-carb diet. “Conventional running is my sanity,” Sarah toldRunner’s World in 2009. For most of her adult life, Sarah ran 5-10 miles almost every day, except during her pregnancies, when she switched to aerobic classes.

“My family and I eat a healthy diet heavy in wild Alaskan seafood, moose, caribou and fresh fruit,” said Palin in 2010.

“My biggest pitfall is breakfast. I know it’s the most important meal of the day but I still haven’t bought into it. I hate to admit it, but a skinny white-chocolate mocha is my staple in the morning.”

From HuffPost Healthy Living:

Concern over Sarah Palin’s thin appearance prompted the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee and TV personality to reveal a bit of news: She’s working on a new fitness and wellbeing book with her family, Palin told People Magazine.

“Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!” Palin wrote to People, adding that her family’s method “works.”

This isn’t Palin’s first foray into the fitness space. She’s graced the cover of Runner’s World magazine, but she was more than just a model: She’s a long time anddedicated runner who regularly outpaces other Beltway jocks. For example, she finished the 2008 Anchorage marathon in 3:59 — two minutes under current VP nominee and P90X enthusiast Paul Ryan’s 4:01 finishing time in 1990 when he was 20 years old, according to the Washington Post.

Palin has been quoted as saying that she grew up doing “family runs” with her parents. She was a high school track star and earned the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her agressive prowess on the basketball court.

Sarah McGinnis at SheKnows writes:

In an email to People sent Tuesday, Sarah Palin explained, “Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline, focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved, homemade comfort foods!”

The woman known to serve moose chili, chocolate cream pies, pecan pies and lemon meringue pies to visitors at her and Todd Palin’s Alaska homestead added that her work will be a “unique and motivating book.”

“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy,” promised the woman seen above, cheering on daughter Bristol Palin during Dancing With the Stars on Oct. 1.

So what could be the Palin family’s secret to slimming down?

Bristol Palin commented previously on her own recent weight loss, attributing her success mostly to parenthood.

“I think I’m just more active and cut… all the crap out of my diet,” the 21-year-old mom of Tripp said in September. “My kid’s a lot more rowdy. He’s huge. He thinks he’s a teenager. He’s into everything.”

See also:

Gov. Sarah Palin:  Midnight runs and caribou dinners

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Our Work Continues for ‘Our Sarah’; Counting on You

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 10, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

Common sense conservatives have been joined together by common principles, among which are a respect for life, love of country, commitment to the Constitution, and belief in fiscal restraint. Those of us who support Governor Palin have found ourselves united also by a determination to defend her record and character against the onslaught of personal attacks, false narratives, and outright lies. Since 2008, a core of supporters have fought back against every attempt to trivialize her influence and remove her from the forefront of American political life. Many have risen to the occasion to set the record straight. Citizen journalists have led the charge, debunking fiction while disseminating fact.

Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck Heath, Jr. have given us something that will help in our goal to spread the truth of who Governor Palin really is. The Governor’s father and brother wrote Our Sarah: Made in Alaska, a book that allows us to better understand her upbringing, her work ethic, and her political career. They share the adventures of an ordinary family whose life experiences helped produce someone doing extraordinary things.

Our Sarah serves, not only as an entertaining account of a family forging their way in the Last Frontier, but as a tool to aid in putting the truth front and center. Unfortunately, haters are hell-bent on hating, a fact which is not likely to change. They not only take to social media like Twitter and Facebook to spew their vile, or write books citing unnamed sources to cast aspersions, they go about seeking ways to override every vestige of positive news about Governor Palin. Since the Heaths released their book, some have written reviews of it for the purpose of continuing their anti-Palin campaign.

Here are  samples:

From Goodreads.

From Amazon.

There are also many positive comments out there. Here are a couple from Amazon:

I read the entire book in one sitting and wanted more. This book is not just setting the record straight, but has great Alaskan stories that bring home why Alaska is called ” The Last Frontier”. Sarah’s brother, and dad especially seem to be characters, the type of folks that you could sit and listen to tell stories for hours. I laughed out loud at some of these stories and was touched by others. Really, a well-written book- the only downside that it wasn’t longer.

With down home folksiness that epitomizes the parents of Governor Palin , Chuck Heath tells the story of an incredible state ; an unforgettable family and a remarkable daughter—Governor Sarah Palin.

The only review on Barnes & Noble is the one I submitted.

We need more of these positive, truthful comments to push back against the negative ones.

In the interest of our ongoing effort to fight the smears and right the wrongs, would you consider going to these sites, signing up, and posting your comments about Our Sarah: Made in Alaska? You can also rate the book.

I’ve heard many people praise this new book, and it’s enjoying success on Let’s not just read the book, go to our favorite website, and talk amongst “our own,” however. Won’t you consider leaving your mark for all to see? This is yet another way to help Governor Palin and to stand up for the truth. The critics, most of whom, I’d venture to say, have not even read the book, are counting on us to remain silent while they loudly proclaim falsehoods and discourage others from reading the true account of Governor Palin’s life and character. Let’s meet them where they are.

Please go to the Our Sarah: Made in Alaska page at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and any other place you find that allows a comment or review. I’ve already done the same.

Standing up for Governor Palin is what we do, and this is just another way to accomplish that. Our work continues. Can the Palins and Heaths count on you?

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Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas to dance “rock and roll” for Week 4 on DWTS All Stars

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 9, 2012

Bristol and Mark were declared “safe” during the second elimination on Dancing With The Stars Tonight!  They will be going on to the Week 4 competition.  Congratulations to both of them on a job well done!

Please be sure to tune in next week and vote, vote, vote to help Bristol and Mark go on to Week 5 DWTS and beyond!  We hope they win that mirror ball trophy!

From article by Ann Oldenburg at USA Today:

Time for the first elimination. Would it be Drew or Kirstie?

Season 2 champ Drew Lachey.

“I can honestly say I would not change a thing,” Drew said of his experience on the show. “Everybody questioned why I would come back. I came back because this is fun. I had an amazing partner.” Tom Bergeron gave his “buddy” a hug, while the crowd cheered them.

The dance styles for next week were then revealed. Each couple had 10 seconds to pick a dance for another team.

Here’s how it went:

Bristol and Mark picked for Bollywood style for Gilles and Peta.
Kirstie and Maks, who Brooke casually mentioned were “safe,” picked disco for Sabrina and Louis.
Helio and Chelsie picked Mambo for Shawn and Derek.
Kelly and Val picked Bolero for Emmitt and Cheryl.
Melissa and Tony picked Hip Hop for Apolo and Karina.
Apolo and Karina picked Jitterbug for Melissa and Tony.
Emmitt and Cheryl picked Contemporary for Kelly and Val.
Shawn and Derek picked Broadway for Helio and Chelsie.
Sabrina and Louis picked Charleston for Kirstie and Maks.
Bristol and Mark got Rock and Roll.

But one celeb would not be dancing their chosen dance. Someone was still going home.


And finally, the second elimination.

Bristol and her partner, USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas, were safe!

Who was going to get the boot — race car driver Helio Castroneves or Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan?

Helio Castroneves. Aw.

He thanked the racing league for letting him take time off to participate, his family, America and partner Chelsie Hightower. “I couldn’t be happier,” he said. “Thank you.”


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CDA Press Covers Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Our Sarah Book Signing

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 9, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

The Our Sarah book tour received complimentary coverage as father and son, Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr., returned to a place where they have deep roots: Idaho.

In an article called “Sold on Sarah,” CDA Press reports on the Heaths’ address to the crowd and comments from those assembled at the Hastings Bookstore in Coeur d’Alene. Here are a few excerpts:

Karen White had one reason for being among the first in line Monday night to listen to Sarah Palin’s father and brother pitch their book, “Our Sarah: Made in Alaska.”

“Because I like Sarah Palin,” the Coeur d’Alene woman said, holding two copies of the $24.99 hardback written by Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr.

White bought one for herself and one for a friend, and had both autographed by Sarah’s dad and brother.

“They’re down-to-earth people,” she said.

About 50 folks gathered at the Hastings store on Best Avenue to hear from the Heaths during one of their stops on a nationwide book tour.

The Chucks chatted for 45 minutes about faith, politics, the media and Sarah, of course – but not too much – because they’ve got a book to sell and sign that offers “intimate stories from Sarah’s life along with a celebration of growing up in and sharing all that Alaska means to Sarah and her family.”

They laughed often – “Anybody that calls me Mr. Palin, I charge them a dollar. I could be rich on that,” Heath Sr. said, grinning.

But they also often expressed frustration with the media they accused of twisting words and making up stories about Sarah Palin and her family.

“Most of the stuff written about us is totally untrue,” Chuck Jr. said.

“You guys that know her personally, she is as regular as anybody you will ever meet,” he added.

“We look at ourselves as just a common, ordinary family,” said Chuck Heath Sr., who grew up in Hope and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1956. “We are not political. Where Sarah got this political ambition, we really don’t know.”

He said he also doesn’t know his daughter’s game plan.

“We don’t know what she’s going to do tomorrow. She’s very unpredictable. You’ll be seeing her again, I guarantee that,” he said.

He said Sarah only cares about what’s best for the people.

“She’s still that way. She’s not loyal to one party or another. It’s get a job done and let’s work together, and forget all this nonsense on the side,” he said, then adding, “which is what our country kind of needs right now.”

Shirley Greene drove up from Moscow to meet the Heath men and buy the book because she, too, is a huge Sarah Palin fan. She said Chuck Heath’s mother, Marie, was her teacher in Hope.

Read the full article here.

(h/t Jackie Stamper Siciliano)

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