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From time to time we whore ourselves out.  If the post is tagged  “Fistful of Dollars,” I have been promised (and hopefully have or will receive) cash money for it, or otherwise allowed it for some third party’s benefit.  If the name is not one of the usual (e.g., Joe Petchonka, Lewis Beck ), it means that the content is not written by our usual contributors either.


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