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  1. Sorry, I only see one “Dubai” in the 17 sheet pdf file and there isn’t much to explain “why” they pulled out of the market. “Economic headwinds”? Perhaps that is the point you were trying to make Gary?…..
    enjoy your posts Gary!

  2. If you are sort of nuts, you can change your social security number once in your lifetime–couple with a name change…. get 2 amex’s?

    Maybe I have more of a chance of starting a religion that elevates members to a second, third and fourth lifetime level, then claiming religious discrimination.

    We’ll name the religion < "Ascending from the Wing"

    Who's first?

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