Racial Differences in Morality and Abstract Thinking – American Renaissance

To fully understand any group of people, one must understand their language.

This is somewhat long but well worth it due to its timeliness. — jtl, 419

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If I had lived only among American blacks and not among Africans, I might never have reached the conclusions I have, but the more extreme behavior among Africans makes it easier to perceive the same tendencies among American blacks.
To fully understand any group of people, one must understand their language. — jtl, 419

by Gedaliah Braun, at American Renaissance


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I am an American who taught philosophy in several African universities from 1976 to 1988, and have lived since that time in South Africa. When I first came to Africa, I knew virtually nothing about the continent or its people, but I began learning quickly. I noticed, for example, that Africans rarely kept promises and saw no need to apologize when they broke them. It was as if they were unaware they had done anything that called for an apology.

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Liquid Blood Extracted From 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found Frozen in Siberia

The resurrection of an extinct species, whether we like it or not, may happen sooner than we think.
That will seriously rain on the parade of current biological theories promulgated by what passes for “science” and “scientists” here in the uSSA. –jtl, 419

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The remains of the 42,000-year-old foal.

The remains of the 42,000-year-old foal.
Image: Semyon Grigoryev/NEFU

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualEnvironmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewScientists in the Yakutsk region of Siberia have managed to extract samples of liquid blood from a 42,000-year-old foal that was found embedded in permafrost back in 2018. The scientists are hoping to collect viable cells for the purpose of cloning the extinct species of horse.

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A collaboration between North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk and the South Korean Sooam Biotech Research Foundation is currently analyzing the remains with the explicit intent of cloning the prehistoric horse. To do so, however, the researchers would have to extract and grow viable somatic cells—something they haven’t been able to do just yet. More than 20 attempts to grow cells from the animal’s tissue have all failed. A detailed analysis of the horse began last month, with work expected to last until the end of April.

As the Siberian Times reported earlier today, the researchers have now managed to extract samples of liquid blood from the specimen’s heart vessels, which were well-preserved owing to favorable burial conditions and the permafrost, according to Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk. It’s not clear if viable cells can be grown from the blood sample.

In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, and as relayed by the Siberian Times, Grigoryev said the autopsy has shown “beautifully preserved organs” and muscle tissues preserved with their “natural reddish color.” In addition, the foal still exhibits hair on its head, legs, and parts of its body. Having “preserved hair is another scientific sensation as all previous ancient horses were found without hair,” said Grigoryev. When alive, the animal featured a bay color, with a black tail and mane.

“Our studies showed that at the moment of death the foal was from one to two weeks old, so he was just recently born,” said Grigoryev. “As in previous cases of really well-preserved remains of prehistoric animals, the cause of death was drowning in mud which froze and turned into permafrost. A lot of mud and silt which the foal gulped during the last seconds of its life were found inside its gastrointestinal tract.”

The conserved nature of the horse, plus the blood sample, signifies it as “the best preserved Ice Age animal ever found in the world,” declared Grigoryev. Well, “best preserved” is in the eye of the beholder, but Grigoryev has a strong case. Back in 2013, Russian scientists found liquid blood in the remains of a 15,000-year-old wooly mammoth. The blood pulled from the foal is 27,000 years older.

As noted, a major goal of this collaboration between NEFU and Sooam Biotech is to revive this animal through the processes of cloning (as an important aside, Sooam Biotech is in the business of cloning pet dogs in South Korea, and its lead researcher is Hwang Woo Suk, the controversial geneticist accused of several egregious ethics violations during the 2000s). Apparently, the work “is so advanced” that the team is looking for a surrogate mare “for the historic role of giving birth to the comeback species,” the Siberian Times reports with its typical unbridled enthusiasm.

Clearly, there are some serious ethical and technological issues that need to be addressed. Reviving species is controversial for a number of reasons, including the diminished quality of life for the clone (which will be subject to experiments during its entire life), the problem of genetic diversity and inbreeding, and the absence of an Ice Age habitat to host the revived species, among other limitations.

The Russian-Korean collaboration is also trying to clone a woolly mammoth, and the research gleaned from the foal research could be used as groundwork for that pending experiment. The resurrection of an extinct species, whether we like it or not, may happen sooner than we think.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

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Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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Song for Today: T. Graham Brown, Wine into Water

The philosophy of the author (as well as the publisher) is that ranch management should be approached from the view that the land, the livestock, the people and the money are one—a single integrated whole. But once that is understood and constantly kept in mind, a close examination of each of these elements is permissible.  Furthermore, due to the linear limitations of the written word, each of these management areas has to be treated separately. In keeping with that, Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. The book is a comprehensive source of information on all aspects of managing the working ranch. Not only would it make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it because it is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices alone is worth  price of the book. Read More.  

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Historic WPA mural featuring only white children removed from Oak Park school

A little more of American history is destroyed each day by Identity Politics — jtl, 419

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via The Chicago Sun Times

By Manny Ramos@_ManuelRamos_

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualEnvironmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewA Depression-era mural depicting white children playing outside in the winter was removed from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park because school officials said it failed to represent the school’s diversity.

While some said the mural was upsetting to students of color who felt it excluded them from the school, a local historian likened the removal to a “modern-day book burning.”

Julian Principal Todd Fitzgerald announced the weekend removal in an email sent to school staff Monday.

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NM reps seek stricter natural gas regulations

Back in the mid 1980s, when I was on the faculty at New Mexico State, my office was in a suite shared with Dr. Lowell Catlett (and three others). Lowell and I were most often the first in the office in the morning. One Monday morning old Lowell come bouncing into my office: “Hey Jimmy, I went to Texas this weekend. (He is a fellow native Texian).” 

You did? How was it?

“I saw a bumper sticker over there.” It said, “God, please send us just one more boom and we promise not to piss it off like we did the last one.” Read the article below and you will understand why I was reminded of that.


Democratic members of a U.S. House committee – including two members of New Mexico’s delegation – expressed concern Monday that lax oil and natural gas regulations are putting state residents at risk and depriving the state of revenue it should be getting.

While taxes and royalties from fossil fuel production have long helped prop up New Mexico’s budget, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently ordered Cabinet secretaries to come up with a plan to reduce methane emissions. She also signed legislation aimed at moving the state away from its oil and gas reliance – and toward solar, wind and other types of renewable energy.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewDemocratic members of a U.S. House committee – including two members of New Mexico’s delegation – expressed concern Monday that lax oil and natural gas regulations are putting state residents at risk and depriving the state of revenue it should be getting.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)    While taxes and royalties from fossil fuel production have long helped prop up New Mexico’s budget, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently ordered Cabinet secretaries to come up with a plan to reduce methane emissions. She also signed legislation aimed at moving the state away from its oil and gas reliance – and toward solar, wind and other types of renewable energy.  That effort drew praise from members of the state’s congressional delegation. “I would love for us to explore other ways for folks to make a living,” U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., said during a field hearing Monday at the Roundhouse. “We shouldn’t have to suffer every time the price of oil goes down.”…MORE

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Now isn’t that special. NM ranks 49th in unemployment. That means 48,787 New Mexicans don’t have a job. Haaland, however, wants to help those who already have a job to find a different one. 

“We shouldn’t have to suffer every time the price of oil goes down.”

Don’t spend it in the first place and you won’t have to “suffer” when the price of oil goes down.

Many of us are “suffering” from having to listen to this nonsense.

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A Handbook for Ranch ManagersA Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. Not only would this book make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it. It is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices and extensive bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.

You might also be interested in the supplement to this Handbook: Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual.

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Song for Today: T.Graham Brown – I Wish I Could Hurt That Way Again

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Conserving Wild Bison: Finding space for an American Icon

…the Yellowstone herds are infected with brucellosis… This epidemic disease has been virtually eliminated except in the national parks, which are now North America’s brucellosis reservoir….The feds know how to address this problem, but they can’t take any action because of the real threat of lawsuits.

 

As I have repeatedly said, radical environmentalism is second only to radical feminism in the destruction of our culture and heritage. — jtl, 419

 

From uS Park Service via Chris Gill at the Circle Ranch

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View The conflict between private landowners and the bison and elk living in Yellowstone National Park exists because the Yellowstone herds are infected with brucellosis. Brucellosis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes spontaneous abortions in cattle and related species. This epidemic disease has been virtually eliminated except in the national parks, which are now North America’s brucellosis reservoir.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe feds know how to address this problem, but they can’t take any action because of the real threat of lawsuits. Using the federal court system and federal statutes, pressure groups tie federal agencies like National Park Service and National Forest Service in knots with relative ease.

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Decades of experience with wildlife and forestry management show that state agencies generally produce better results than federal agencies. Because state agencies are not handicapped by these punitive legal constraints, they are more responsive to local citizens who are affected by their decisions. And because states will go at eliminating brucellosis in wild bison and elk in different ways—and will have private landowners’ help—there is built-in experimentation, which results in widespread adoption of innovations that have worked elsewhere.

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Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualPlanned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual. This is the ideal squeal to A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  Although the ecological principles remain the same, what was originally known as “The Savory Grazing Method” now answers to a multitude of different names: ranching for profit, holistic management, managed grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, etc. Land & Livestock International, Inc. uses “Restoration Grazing” under its “Managing the Ranch as a Business” program.” No mater what you call it, this summary and synopsis will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to use it as it was originally intended. No more excuses for failing to complete your grazing plans.

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Getting Libertarianism Right

And their “making” everyone equal requires violence or force (the threat of violence). Think about it. It would be impossible for any kind of government to exist without force or violence.

In fact, the origin of government is proof. So whose idea was it–this thing called “government?”

Jimmy T’s short answer: Actually it occurred before recorded human history — when the strong tribe invaded the weak tribe, killed them all and took their shit. Then, being endowed by their creator with the ability to reason, they quickly figured out that, if they did not kill them all, but instead reduced them to some level of servitude, then in the long run, they could get more shit. — jtl, 419

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How does this bring in the difference between the Left and the Right? Hans takes the fundamental difference between these two worldviews to be simple. The Right accepts the reality of human differences but the Left does not. Because Leftists try to make everyone equal, they favor massive interventions by the State to abolish human differences.

And their “making” everyone equal requires violence or force (the threat of violence). Think about it. It would be impossible for any kind of government to exist without force or violence.

In fact, the origin of government is proof. So whose idea was it–this thing called “government?”

Jimmy T’s short answer: Actually it occurred before recorded human history — when the strong tribe invaded the weak tribe, killed them all and took their shit. Then, being endowed by their creator with the ability to reason, they quickly figured out that, if they did not…

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Orwell’s Worst Nightmare

It’s like Orwell’s worst nightmare is coming true. In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the idea behind “doublethink” is to alter the nature of language. Big Brother wants to reduce the number of words that exist, eliminating those that describe non-PC thoughts and actions. They seem to want to institute Newspeak – complete with thoughtcrime, goodthink, bellyfeel, and prolefeed.
Combat Shooter's HandbookReconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteThe Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsTee Hee, what have I been saying for years now? George Orwell was an optimist. — jtl, 419
By Doug Casey

 

Justin’s note: Stop saying offensive words.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThat’s what the Associated Press (AP), the world’s largest news agency, is telling reporters.

The AP puts out a stylebook every year that includes universal guidelines for stylistic matters like punctuation, capitalization, and even word choice. In a recent version, it encouraged writers to not use words such as “pro-life,” “migrant,” “refugee,” “Islamist,” and “terrorist.”

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Our founder Doug Casey agrees. And today, he tells us what this disturbing trend really means…


Justin: Doug, what do you think of the AP censoring writers? Are you surprised at all?

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Doug: There was once a time when journalists often had intelligence, integrity, and competence. Many did their jobs – reporting the news accurately, openly disclosing their bias (if any). H.L. Mencken was a model of what a journalist should be. He wasn’t just a reporter. He was a literary maven who had immense stores of knowledge and well-thought-out, fact-based opinions on nearly everything. In addition to a myriad of newspaper and magazine articles, he even wrote a definitive book on the English language and the correct way to use it.

Today, reporters have none of these qualifications. Their only qualification appears to be a BA degree in English, or Journalism.

Maybe it’s just that giants walked the earth in the days before Political Correctness. If Mencken was alive today, he would be shocked and appalled at the midgets who pass for reporters and editors today. He’d be rolling in laughter and disgust at how much the profession has been degraded.

It’s like Orwell’s worst nightmare is coming true. In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the idea behind “doublethink” is to alter the nature of language. Big Brother wants to reduce the number of words that exist, eliminating those that describe non-PC thoughts and actions. They seem to want to institute Newspeak – complete with thoughtcrime, goodthink, bellyfeel, and prolefeed.

Justin: And why is that such a big deal?

Doug: Words enable thought. So if you corrupt words, you can alter and corrupt people’s thoughts. Words are the parents of thought. And thought is the father to action. There’s a reason the Bible speaks of “the word” with such respect.

If you don’t have a word for something, it makes it hard to think about it. And it’s worse if you have the wrong word. They’re trying to corrupt the language to limit what people think and do.

Justin: Why are they trying to alter how people think?

Doug: They say it’s to help make people “better.” Of course their idea of what’s good, and my idea of what’s good differ radically. The Nazis and Soviets tried to make people “better” by using propaganda – propaganda is actually fake news. They say they’re trying to reduce friction in society, or make the “underprivileged” feel good about themselves. But in fact they’re doing the opposite. They’re quite happy to use the violence of the State to enforce their views on society.

The people doing this are worms. They’re acting to destroy civilization and civil society. These people are the intellectual equivalent of the thugs that pour into the streets to commit arson and looting.

They can’t be so stupid as to think that if they ban impolite words for certain racial and ethnic groups, that will actually ban hostile feelings. It probably does just the opposite. It’s like tightening down the lid on a pressure cooker when you don’t allow people to express themselves.

A lot of these AP words seem to carry racial connotations. Something it’s apparently non-PC to acknowledge.

Oddly, it’s only whites, males, and Christians that have to be careful using “hate speech” or non-PC speech today. Members of so-called “historically oppressed” minorities can say whatever they want. Which is pretty rich, since they’re actually majorities in many parts of the US today. And their native cultures allow for about zero freedom of speech – or any other kind of freedom, for that matter.

Actually, people ought to express themselves in any politically incorrect words they wish. Any words they choose to use.

Justin: And why’s that?

Doug: Because then you can find out what a person’s really thinking. You can find out what kind of a person you’re dealing with. You can judge if it’s a good person or a bad person based on how he may characterize or not characterize other people. If you limit other people’s freedom of speech, you’re really just limiting your own ability to get information – not just from them, but about them.

It’s shameful that the AP is telling journalists what they can and can’t say to influence what the readers are able to think. And equally shameful that there’s no protest from the reporters.

It’s not just the AP. When you read something in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, or practically any establishment mouthpiece today you can rely on lots of confused, conflated and intentionally misleading weasel words. I wrote an essay on this in September 2016. I urge readers to take a look at it for a laundry list of them.

Justin: I remember that essay, Doug. In it, you discussed how many of the words we hear on television and other media are confused, conflated, or completely misused.

You went down a long list of words, including inflation, money, and justice.

Could we do the same thing with a few of the words that the AP blacklisted? Let’s start with “pro-life.” Should writers really say “anti-abortion” instead?

Doug: Well, the term “pro-life” expresses a certain moral stance, with implied political preferences. It’s favorable towards giving birth to babies. It has that connotation.

“Anti-abortion,” however, means exactly the same thing. But it’s better rhetorical technique to be “pro” than “anti” – to be for something than against something. The other side says they’re “pro-choice.”

In fact, in a neutral context, one that has nothing to do with babies and abortion, most people of good will are both “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” Who would be “anti-life” or “anti-choice”?

It’s all about influencing the hoi polloi by using words cleverly. If the argument was conducted on strictly intellectual grounds – which it’s not, it’s conducted on mostly emotional grounds – the proper words would be neutral. But they don’t want people to think, they want them to feel.

The whole subject is intellectually dishonest. Both sides attempt appealing to emotion and the psychological aberrations of the listeners, not cool reason.

Justin: Sounds like these guidelines only make things more confusing. Is that the point?

Doug: Correct, the whole objective is to confuse, muddy, and befuddle thoughts.

For example, they say you’re not supposed to use the word “migrant” but that’s exactly what these people are. I guess you’re also supposed to call them “refugees,” whether or not they are. Most are actually economic opportunity seekers. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not as sympathetic.

They’re not “immigrants.” An immigrant is somebody that formally enters the country by the recipients’ rules and norms. That’s what an immigrant is. He’s completely legal.

A migrant might be somebody that comes across as part of an invading horde, legality has nothing to do with it. That’s the connotation but it’s an accurate one. It’s exactly what these people are. If there are enough of them, and they’re armed, you can reclassify them from “migrant” to “invader.”

They’re an informal and unarmed invading army of a totally different culture, race, religion, and language. So of course, they are migrants.

It’s too bad that it’s too un-PC to call them what they are. I really believe you’ve got to call a spade a spade. Tough luck if some cupcake thinks it’s a microaggression impinging on his safe space.

We haven’t talked about another word on the list, “Islamist.” That’s a good one. Let’s save it for another day.

Justin: “Terrorist” was another word on the AP’s blacklist. Instead of saying that, it encourages writers to say “militant,” “attacker,” or “lone wolf.”

Doug: Terrorist. I find that interesting. You’re not supposed to call somebody a terrorist. Does that mean only the government can designate somebody as a terrorist?

Anyway, terrorist is a word that’s used improperly. It turns out there are roughly 125 definitions of the word terrorist, different official definitions used by various government agencies at one time or another. To me, terrorism is simply a method of warfare. It’s a tactic, like artillery barrages or cavalry charges. It’s a legitimate method of warfare.

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Now, whether somebody’s actually a terrorist or not is a different question. Is he part of an organized military, a paramilitary group, or a revolutionary group? The word is a pejorative. But can a terrorist ever be a good guy? Were Allied bomber crews conducting terror raids on German cities in World War 2 bad guys?

These things have to be discussed, not just glossed over. I’ll offer a definition of terrorism. It’s “an act of wholesale violence, for political ends, that deliberately targets civilians.” Most terrorism in the world has always been conducted by legitimate States.

It’s all completely insane. But this is what’s characterizing today’s society. How something is phrased has a huge impact on how the public thinks about it. It’s why I’m a Freedom Fighter, you’re a Rebel, but he’s a Terrorist.

Anyway, two years from now my novel, Terrorist is going to be out where I’m going to go into this in a lot of detail.

Justin: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me today, Doug. I’m looking forward to the new book.

Doug: My pleasure, Justin.

Reprinted with permission from Casey Research.

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