If you gave me 10 million dollars, I wouldn't live any differently. Although nowadays I guess you'd have to raise that to 20 million to mean anything.
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for men and 5' for women.
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The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island, isolated in the Pacific Ocean once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin
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