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Dec 24, 2010, 02.45am IST

A 23-year-old customer care executive on Thursday morning drove 6km in her father’s WagonR from her home to one of the highest flyovers in the city — Moti Nagar on the Ring Road — parked near the top and jumped 42 feet to her death on the road below.

She was identified as Dipti Wadhwa, a team leader at BPO major Tech Mahindra. A motorist on the flyover who saw Dipti slam the door of her car and walk to the side railings, rushed to stop her but she gave him no chance, police said. Before taking the extreme step, Dipti sent three identical text messages to her siblings, two elder sisters who are married and a younger brother studying to be a chartered accountant. It just said ”I am sorry”.

Till late night, police had not been able to figure out why she killed herself. She left no suicide note.

According to V Renganathan, DCP (west), Dipti reached her Paschim Vihar residence in her office cab in the early hours of Thursday after completing her night shift. ”The guard dropped her off around 5.30am. An hour later, she told her mother that she was going out for a morning walk. Instead, she took her father’s car and drove off around 6.30am,” he said.

The cops said that once she reached the flyover, Dipti parked the car next to the footpath around 7.10am. ”She left the car keys and her mobile inside, and slammed the door. Then she jumped off,” Renganathan said.

Rahul, an eyewitness who was the first to seek police help, said he saw Dipti lying in a pool of blood under the flyover.

”I saw her right leg move which indicated she was alive. She was wearing slippers and she had even kept the parking lights of her car on. I rushed to the Moti Nagar police station nearby and got senior cops to the spot. By that time, a PCR van had already arrived,” Rahul said. Dipti was taken to DDU Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. Cops said they have recovered a diary from the car. ”The girl left no suicide note. We have sent a police team to her office in Noida and are trying to talk to her parents,” said a senior cop.

Meanwhile, the colony guard at Paschim Vihar added to the mystery saying ”an unknown man” came enquiring about her after she had left in the morning. ”We are trying to talk to her siblings. But obviously they are all in shock and it will take sometime before we can get to the bottom of the case,” a police officer said.

Read more: 23-yr-old woman executive parks car, leaps off flyover – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/23-yr-old-woman-executive-parks-car-leaps-off-flyover/articleshow/7153985.cms#ixzz191OgJmCT

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the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dipti Wadhwa
4      5       5
 
 
her primary challenge and what she must do/had to do both = DW = 45 = I am sorry. 
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Moment of realisation: Finishing the circle, Duke draws his gun and orders everyone - except the board members - to leave

December 14, 2010 9:40 p.m. EST

Clay Duke sat quietly through the first portion of the Bay District Schools, Florida, school board meeting Tuesday afternoon as local children were honored for their achievements.

When it came time for citizens to bring up issues, the 56-year-old resident calmly approached the front.

He spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it on the wall, brandished a small-caliber handgun and ordered the room cleared at a Panama City schools building.

“Six men stay. Everyone else leave,” the burly gunman said.

Moments later, Ginger Littleton, a board member, returned to the room and swung a purse at him. She ended up on the ground after the two struggled. The gunman cursed her, but did not open fire and he let her leave the room.

Someone was going to die, he said.

At that point, Duke, as seen on the dramatic live internet feed provided by CNN affiliates WJHG and WMBB, began a rambling discourse that included the apparent firing of his wife and sales taxes.

The confrontation ended in the gunman identified as Duke calmly firing at the school officials, being wounded and, according to police, taking his own life.

At first, school board members and Superintendent Bill Husfelt tried to reason with Duke, who had a criminal record. They talked about possibly finding a job for Duke’s wife or looking into the case.

Husfelt told the gunman that he likely signed the termination papers, but didn’t recall the circumstances.

“I’m the one who signed the papers,” Husfelt. “Let them go,” he said referring to the school board members.

At one point, Husfelt said, “I don’t want anybody to get hurt. I’ve got a feeling that what you want, is you want the cops to come in and kill you because you are mad. Because you said you are going to die.”

“But why? This isn’t worth it,” the superintendent told him. “This is a problem.”

The gunman then pointed the pistol at the official.

“Please don’t. Please don’t. Please,” Husfelt said.

The gunman opened fire at Husfelt and school board members. He missed them all, even though he was at close range, said Lee Stafford, director of student services of Bay District Schools. Duke said, “I’m going to kill [unintelligible],” while he fired.

Mike Jones, chief of security for the school system and a retired police officer, exchanged fire with Duke, who was wounded and rolled to the ground. Duke turned his gun on himself, dying of a fatal gunshot to the head, authorities said. Husfelt called Jones a “hero.”

The gunman was declared dead at a local hospital. An autopsy is expected Wednesday.

Police and school officials were left to piece together what happened.

“I’m sure they never expected this kind of event to occur,” Sgt. Jeffrey Becker of the Panama City Police Department.

The superintendent later related the event as being “surreal,” Becker said.

Husfelt told reporters that Duke had almost a smile on his face. “He made up his mind. You could tell he was going to die.”

The superintendent said he believes the gunman used a combination of live bullets and blanks. But police said live bullets were used.

Husfelt told “AC360” Tuesday night that the gunman was “just mixed up” and that he tried to calm him down. “I knew the police were on their way.”

“You knew he had something in mind he was going to do and it would not end well,” Husfelt said.

The superintendent said he wanted to protect the school board members, but Duke did not want to talk.

“The good Lord was standing in front of me,” said the school chief, adding authorities found two bullet holes behind his desk.

Police have a solid lead on Duke’s motive, Becker said, but were not prepared Tuesday night to release it.

The investigation includes Duke’s assertions that his wife had been terminated by the school district. Police were talking with Duke’s wife, Becker said.

School officials said they were unaware of the significance of the spray painting.

But a Facebook page belonging to a Clay Duke has a profile photo of a “V” in a red circle, a logo that is used in the movie “V for Vendetta.”

According to the Internet Movie Database, the 2006 film is about “a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.”

CNN could not verify if the Facebook page belonged to the gunman, but it does list Duke, 56, as living in Panama City, Florida.

A biography on Duke’s Facebook page reads: “My Testament: Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V)… no… I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats… same-same… rich… they take turns fleecing us… our few dollars… pyramiding the wealth for themselves. The 95%… the us, in US of A, are the neo slaves of the Global South. Our Masters, the Wealthy, do, as they like to us…”

Under “political views,” Duke labels himself a “Freedom Fighter.” Under religious views, he wrote, “Humanism.”

Duke, who lived in Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City, has a previous record, Becker told CNN.

According to the website of the Florida Department of Corrections, Duke was sentenced in 2000 for aggravated stalking, obstructing justice and throwing or shooting into a vehicle.

According to the Panama City News Herald, after six months of stalking a former girlfriend, Duke confronted the woman outside her home on Oct. 20, 1999. He was wearing the mask and vest and holding two .22-caliber guns. He threatened to kill her, then kill several others and then himself, the newspaper said. When the woman tried to drive away, Duke shot out a rear tire.

The photo of Duke on the corrections page matches the Facebook page.

The News Herald reported that the gunman was taken out of the building on a stretcher. According to Panama City Police Chief John Van Etten, no one other than the suspect was injured, affiliate WJHG said.

School board spokeswoman Karen Tucker said the man “was a large guy” she had seen sitting in the back of the boardroom earlier, according to the News Herald.

Superintendent Husfelt will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the administration building in Panama City, police said.

CNN affiliate WMBB reported children and parents were at the meeting to be recognized for achievements, but were gone before the incident began.

“We are absolutely in state of shock,” said Stafford. “I was in the third floor and we were watching the live feed, and first we thought it was a drill. But the more that you watched it, we realized this was an actual incident and emergency situation.”

Duke’s Facebook page listed him as a 1972 graduate of King High School in Tampa.

His favorite quotation: “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth,” from the movie “A Few Good Men.”

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338645/Florida-school-board-shooting-Moment-gunman-Clay-Duke-opens-fire.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Clay Duke was born on November 24th, 1954 according to http://www.facebook.com/people/Clay-Duke/825944312?_fb_noscript=1#!/profile.php?id=100001890028704

November 24th, 1954

11 + 24 +1+9+5+4 = 54 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Imitate.  Mimic.  Copycat.

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November 24th, 1954

November 24th

11 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = his personal year (from November 24th, 2010 to November 23rd, 2011) = Wife.  Burly.  Perverse.  I don’t care.

38 year + 11 (November) = 49 = his personal month (from November 24th, 2010 to December 23rd, 2010) = Are you happy now?

49 month + 14 (14th of the month on Tuesday December 14th, 2010) = 63 = his personal day = Tragedy.  Suicide.  Living nightmare.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Clay Duke

3     4

 

his primary challenge = CD = 34 = Temper.  Lashing out in anger.  First strike.  Quick strike.  Faster than a speeding bullet.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

   17  3 5          16

Clay Duke                   28

33    4 2         12

his soul number = 16 = Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen. 

his outer personality = 12 = Different.

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = Boldness.  Powerlessness.

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Friday, Dec 03, 2010  12:47:13 AM PST
Authoritative sources have informed The Courier that the name of the “person of interest” in the Ronni Chasen murder has been identified as Harold Smith.

No other new details have been released at this time.

Smith shot himself to death in a Hollywood apartment building Wednesday evening recently had bragged that he committed the murder and that he was going to get paid for it, a former neighbor said.

Smith — a reported ex-convict described by a building resident as a “strange” man who loved his bicycle — committed suicide shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Harvey Apartments on Santa Monica Boulevard, where Beverly Hills police were serving a search warrant.

The Harvey Apartments are in the 5600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, near Western Avenue.

Harold Smith was described as a tall, thin black man in his 40s.

He recently bragged that he killed Chasen and he was going to get $10,000 for it, former neighbor Terri Gilpin said in a number of broadcast media reports.

“He bragged all the time that he was the one who killed the publicist, and he was always talking about how he was going to get paid $10,000 for it,” Gilpin said in a televised interview.

A resident of the Harvey Apartments who said his name was Pete but declined to give his last name, told a news video cameraman that the suspect who shot himself always had his bicycle with him, kept it in in his apartment and talked about it when he engaged in small talk with neighbors.

Police investigating the suspect’s suicide collected a bicycle from the dead man’s apartment as evidence, RMG News reported.

Chasen was shot five times in the chest at close range at about 12:30 a.m. Nov. 16 while she was driving her Mercedes-Benz sedan near Whittier Drive and Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, according to police accounts.

She was on her way home from a party after the premiere of the movie “Burlesque,’ and Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad two weeks ago said police had determined Chasen was the intended target of the shooting.

Chasen was shot through the passenger window of her late-model Mercedes-Benz E-350 as she made a left onto Whittier from Sunset, Delshad told reporters.

The shots fired at Chasen came from a “high angle” and police initially entertained the possibility the shooter had been in a sport utility vehicle, according to Delshad.

The Beverly Hills Police Department put out a statement Wednesday after the suicide shooting saying, “At approximately 6 p.m. on 12-01-10, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of ‘Shots Fired’ in the 5600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.

“When they arrived, a male subject (No Further Description) had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“He was later pronounced dead at the scene. At the time of the shooting, Beverly Hills Police Department detectives were on scene conducting a follow-up investigation.

“There were no other injuries related to the incidents.

“Due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, there are no further details available at this time.”

Four law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that detectives considered the man who shot himself a suspect in Chasen’s killing.

The sources, who spoke on condition they not be identified because the investigation was ongoing, said detectives received information suggesting that the man would be in his apartment on Wednesday evening.

The man had been under surveillance for some time, the sources told The Times.

When police officers approached him in the lobby of the apartment building, he backed up and refused their orders to raise his hands, The Times reported.

The man then pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head, the sources said. He died at the scene.

Brandon Harrison told The Times that Harold described himself to other residents as an ex-convict who served two stints in state prison, the most recent for weapons and drug convictions.

Harold said he would never go back to prison, according to Harrison.

“He told me several times, ‘If it ever came back down to me going to prison, I would die first,’ ‘, Harrison told The Times.

The man moved into the building some months ago, Harrison said, but was evicted.

Harold had returned to the building repeatedly and asked Harrison and others if police had been looking for him, according to The Times.

Harrison told The Times that Harold said he was supposed to be getting $10,000, either for a job he did or from a lawsuit.

Harrison said he had no way of corroborating Harold’s claims.

“The man was very strange,” Harrison told The Times.

Chasen’s killing shocked Hollywood professionals and gossip junkies, and it sparked speculation from armchair detectives far and wide.

Her friends believed Chasen left the “Burlesque” post-premiere party planning to drive to her condominium on Wilshire Boulevard near the grounds of the Los Angeles Country Club.

Several residents in the neighborhood called 911 at the time of the attack, saying they heard gunshots.

Moments later, another resident called 911 to report hearing a car crash into a light pole.

People on Whittier Drive who heard the crash ran to the scene and found Chasen bleeding and slumped over the steering wheel of her Mercedes.

The passenger-side window was shattered.

The Harvey Apartments are home to a diverse mix of tenants who pay month-to-month rents, including a number of elderly people and others on fixed incomes, as well as younger people, The Times reported.

Gilpin, 46, said she stepped out of the elevator and saw blood splattered on the ground floor.

Gilpin said she had heard what sounded like a car backfiring.

“I really didn’t think anything of it,” Gilpin told The Times, “because I was kind of drowsy.”

Then a neighbor knocked on her door saying someone had been shot.

Gilpin said the entryway had been cordoned off as Los Angeles police officers gathered near the door.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  1  6       9           16

Harold Smith                   55

8 9 34 14 28        39

his soul number = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

his outer personality = 39 = Half-truths.

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = 55 = Not a bright idea.

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November 30, 2010 1:45 PM

In a press conference at noon today, Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik said the suspect in Monday’s high school hostage situation is dead. 

According to CBS affiliate WFRV, the suspect, 15-year-old Samuel Hengel, was pronounced dead at 10:44 a.m. He was a  student at Marinette High School.

The chief says the boy gave no reason for holding the 23 students and teacher in a classroom at the school for about five hours. None of the hostages were hurt.

Police say the boy shot himself as they burst into the classroom Monday night.

Skorik says the teen had two handguns and fired several shots inside the classroom during the standoff. He says additional ammunition was found in a duffel bag at the school.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20024149-504083.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Samuel Hengel

114353 855753             50

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = Family life.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Samuel Hengel

1           8       3

 

his primary challenge = SH = 18 = This is nuts.

how he obtained/lost his heart’s desire = SL = 13 =

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Mario Monicelli (R) directing Marcello Mastroianni (L)
30 November 2010 Last updated at 05:05 ET

One of the greats of post-war Italian cinema, Mario Monicelli, has killed himself by jumping out of a hospital window, media reports say.

Monicelli, 95, was dubbed “father of Italian comedy” for films such as Amici Mei (My Dear Friends) and Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958).

He was said to have leapt from the fifth floor of a Rome hospital where he was being treated for terminal cancer.

He received numerous awards and was nominated four times for an Oscar.

Mario Monicelli (file pic)
Best known for his comedies, Monicelli also directed serious films

Monicelli was admitted a few days ago to San Giovanni hospital where he was being treated for prostate cancer, reports said.

He made his debut as a director in 1949 and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 10 years later for The Great War.

Big Deal on Madonna Street – I Soliti Ignoti in Italian – helped launch the careers of Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale and Vittorio Gassman.

Mario Monicelli directed 70 films, often focusing on stories about ordinary people confronted by extraordinary circumstances.

A Very Little Man (1977) was one of his best-known works about a man who takes justice into his own hands after his son is killed in a robbery.

Monicelli was known as politically left-wing and had called last year for students to protest against the government’s proposals for cuts to the culture budget.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11873511

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Mario Monicelli, the Italian director known as one of the great “comedia all’Italiana” filmmakers for movies including “Big Deal on Madonna Street” and “La Grande Guerra” (The Great War) in the 1950s and 60s, died Monday in Rome in an apparent suicide. He was 95.

The Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter Mario Monicelli in 2009.

A spokeswoman for the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, where Mr. Monicelli was being treated for a pancreatic condition that appeared terminal, told news agencies that he jumped to his death Monday night from his hospital room. His body was covered by a sheet for hours as police and medical examiners investigated the circumstances of his death.

Mr. Monicelli was a contemporary of the noted Italian filmmakers Federico Fellini and Ettore Scola and worked closely with some of the nation’s greatest actors, including Marcello Mastroianni, Toto and Alberto Sordi. His career spanned more than 60 years in which he wrote and directed dozens of films, documentaries, shorts and TV series, including 2006’s “The Roses of the Desert.” He was most well-known for the comedies “Big Deal on Madonna Street” (1958) a crime caper where inept criminals bungle their robbery of a pawn shop, and “La Grande Guerra” (1959) which won the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award for its comedic take on the tragedies of World War I. In 1991, the Venice Film Festival honored him with a lifetime achievement award.

Beyond its humor, Monicelli’s work combined comedy with serious social criticism of the difficulties faced by an Italian society that had been traumatized by wars and the Fascist movement.

“Monicelli’s films focused on the problems of people on the lower rungs of society trying to make do in a world that is just as ludicrous as their foolish attempts to get ahead,” The Times noted in a review of a 1997 retrospective showing eight of his films at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater.

In addition to the critical success of his films, Mr. Monicelli also found commercial success.

“It took something to be able to combine great art and make great money at the box office,” said Peter Bondanella the author of “A History of Italian Cinema.” “Monicelli was really a super commercially viable guy who had a touch of genius too, and he knew what he could do with really good actors with a good script.”

His influence was also felt in American cinema. Several directors have have produced work inspired by “Big Deal on Madonna Street,” including Woody Allen’s “Small Time Crooks,” Louise Malle’s “Crackers,” Alan Taylor’s “Palookaville” and the Russo Brothers’ “Welcome to Collinwood.”

Ultimately, it was the mix of tragedy and comedy that drove Mr. Monicelli’s filmmaking.

“All Italian comedy is dramatic,” he said in a 2004 interview with Cineaste magazine “The situation is always dramatic, often tragic, but it’s treated in a humorous way. But people die in it, there’s no happy ending. That’s just what people like about it. The Italian comedy, the kind I make, always has this component.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/movies/30monicelli.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Mario Monicelli was born on May 16th, 1915 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Monicelli

May 16th

5 + 16 +2+0+1+0 = 24 = his personal year (from May 16th, 2010 to May 15th, 2011) = Dominance.

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = his personal month (from November 16th, 2010 to December 15th, 2010) = I can’t go on.  Throwing in the towel.

35 month + 29 (29th of the month on Monday November 29th, 2010) = 64 = his personal day = This sucks.

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