My initial thoughts on #DocumentYpsi2017

Now that a week has passed, I’m looking through all of the photos that were either emailed to me as part of our #DocumentYpsi2017 project, or posted to social media along with the hashtag. While I’ve yet to receive the contributions from Ozone House or Ypsi High, both of whom had multiple people taking photos, I’ve been able to identify images from 59 different people so far, ranging from our local, all-woman moped gang, to the Provost’s office at Eastern Michigan University, which I think is pretty incredible.

I don’t want to say too much about the submissions themselves until they’re all in, but it’s been interesting to flip through the images I’ve been able to pull together thus far, looking for patterns, and trying to understand what those people taking the photos might have been thinking, why they thought it important to document certain things about our existence here in Ypsi, as opposed to others, etc. There were certain things, it would seem, that really resonated with people last weekend. Maybe it was just something about those who chose to participate, but I’m seeing a lot of anti-Trump graffiti, rainbow flags, and donuts from Dom’s Bakery, which I suspect will lead historians of the future to see our community as one of liberal, gay folk, who, during this painful chapter in American history, sought solace in comfort foods.

And, for what it’s worth, a lot of folks photographed the YpsiGLOW rabbit luminary in the window of Riverside Arts Center… Here, to give you and idea, are four of the photos that were posted to social media with the #DocumentYpsi2017 tag last weekend, all of which featured said rabbit prominently. The first was posted by Akosua Dow. The second was posted by Dan Blakeney. The third was posted by Linette Lao. And the fourth was posted by the Riverside Arts Center.

It’s interesting, I think, how different people chose to go about capturing the same thing in different ways. That’s not something that I’d anticipated when I first threw the idea out there… I knew, of course, that multiple people would choose to document the same thing, like the water tower, but it didn’t occur to me how interesting it would be, sorting though multiple images from different angles, each taken from a slightly different perspective… In the case of the rabbit, we even have him from behind the glass, staring out. And we don’t just have the water tower from the ground, but also from the air, by way of drone.

It was also interesting to me how my thoughts changed wile walking around town, taking photos with my son. At first, I was just thinking about what would make for visually compelling photos. I was shooting things that I felt were, for lack of a better word, attractive. As time went on, though, I was thinking less about what people might appreciate in the present day, and more about what might be of interest to people in the future, who might have questions about what life was like at this point in our history. And I found it a really interesting exercise, looking for opportunities to capture things that might not be here in the coming years, like the sign marking the Water Street Native Prairie, or just document some of the everyday things that, while we might take them for granted today, may be significant in the future, like the photos I took of immigrant families fishing in the Huron for food while well-outfitted fly fishermen cast their lines in the background for sport. That, I think, says a lot about where we are right now as a community, and I don’t know that it would have occurred to me without this project. And I think it’s probably worthwhile to take a weekend a year and just wonder through town, trying to look at things differently, from an historical perspective, kind of taking yourself our of the equation, and just being in the moment.

As for what’s next, I’m not sure. I’d like to find some way to share these images with folks, either through this site, or as part of a show somewhere. And I’d like to start thinking about what we might want to do differently next year. I’m thinking, among other things, I’d like to set up a booth somewhere in Ypsi where people can either record their stories about life in Ypsilanti, or maybe just recount how they spent the previous hour. Maybe, I’m thinking, it could be on a bike, and we could take it different places around Ypsilanti, over the course of the weekend. I’d also like to see if we might be able to find a photographer to offer free portraits for folks on the street, so we can record what people actually looked like at that specific point in history… If you have other ideas, just let me know… We’ve got a year to plan.

LAST CALL: If you took any photos in Ypsilanti between the 6th and 8th of October, and you’d like to have them included in the official #DocumentYpsi2017 archive, just send me what you’ve got, or post them to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook along with the #DocumentYpsi2017 hashtag. If you go the route, though, be sure that your settings are set to “public,” so I can find them.

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And this is why we can’t find anyone to serve in our Diplomatic Corps

Yesterday, when Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country, apparently not understanding that it’s an American territory, I though that we’d perhaps reached a Trump administration low point that might actually stand through the weekend. But then Trump took the stage at at a conference of American hate groups today and proceeded to talk about how he’d just talked with the President of the US Virgin Islands, who, he implied, was quite complimentary of his recent handling of hurricane relief efforts in the region… As the nice folks at CNN were quick to remind viewers, though, the conversation couldn’t have taken place as described, as Trump himself is the President of the US Virgin Islands.

This is some next level shit. This isn’t just Trump lying about receiving a phone call that was never made. This is him making up a meeting with himself, in which one of his selves praises the other one for having done great things that were never done… It’s like we’re living inside a Charlie Kaufman script.

[If you’re still wondering why we can’t find competent people to serve in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps under the Trump administration, I’d suggest reading “Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point” in the New Yorker, and “American Kakistocracy” in the Atlantic, the latter of which includes the following passage… “At the State Department, we have a secretary and two deputy secretaries in place—but only two of the nearly 30 critical undersecretaries or assistant secretaries, with none even nominated for the vast majority of the positions. A slew of key ambassadorships remain vacant, including sensitive spots like South Korea, Congo, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Venezuela—none of which even have a nominee!”]

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Five thoughts after watching Ypsilanti officials testify in International Village ethics probe

Last night, there was a special hearing at Ypsi City Hall, during which our Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, Police Chief, and Economic Development Director were all questioned under oath about their recent trip to China, and what, if anything, they knew about the funding of the trip, which, contrary to what they’d told the public, really wasn’t provided by an undergraduate Chinese student group at Wayne State University. Following, after brief a bit of background, are the five things I’ve continued to think about after watching them provide testimony.

The Background…

At some point this past fall, Troy-based, Chinese-American developer Amy Xue Foster, after making a formal bid to purchase approximately 37 acres of Ypsilanti’s Water Street property, offered to take a local delegation to China, ostensibly to discuss Chinese architecture, help sell the idea of an Ypsilanti development to Chinese investors, and meet the other members of the development team who would be helping to bring her vision for a 1,600 unit “International Village” to reality. This offer, according to a May 24 email by City Attorney John Barr, as reported by the Detroit Metro Times, would have been both unethical and illegal under City statue. “Members of City Council have traveled overseas in the past, but only at their own cost,” Barr’s email stated. “If a city employee or mayor or council member wanted to go to China, it would be OK if they paid for it themselves, but if the developer paid, it would be unethical and illegal under the City code.” Council Member Dan Vogt, according to the Metro Times, then wrote in response, “I agree it would not be ethical if they or someone on their behalf paid. I also am not clear why it would be useful.”

Fortunately for the developer, and the four individuals who would be taking the trip to China, though, an alternate source of funding emerged. On September 11, Ypsilanti Economic Development Director Beth Ernat sent an email to members of City Council, alerting them to the fact that the Wayne State University Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) had come forward with the funds necessary to send the entire Ypsilanti delegation to China. This, as you might imagine, raised quite a few questions, as it didn’t seem to make much sense that a student group would have that kind of money, or, more to the point, an interest in the redevelopment of an Ypsilanti brownfield, but the tickets were purchased and Mayor Amanda Edmonds, Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Brown, Police Chief Tony DeGiusti, and Economic Development Director Beth Ernat left for Beijing ten days later. [They left on September 21, and return on October 2.]

Then, while in China, the Metro Times published a story in which a representative of the Wayne State University Chinese Student and Scholar Association, through a WSU press officer, confirmed that the money used to fund the trip wasn’t actually theirs, as had been reported, but had been given to them by a representative of Amy Xue Foster’s development company. In response, members of the Ypsilanti delegation in China, communicating through City Manager Darwin McClary, who had not gone on the trip, said that the funds, while they might have passed through the hands of the developer, in fact originated with the Chinese consulate in Chicago. This, according to Edmonds last night, was something that she had actually been made aware of prior to having left for the trip, but, for various reasons, hadn’t shared with either the other members of City Council or the John Barr, the city’s attorney. [More on this in a while.]

But that wasn’t the end of the story. In a follow-up article, the Metro Times reported that, according to a representative of the Chinese consulate in Chicago, they were not involved in the funding of the trip, and never sent money, either through Xue Foster’s company, or directly, to the student group at Wayne State. This, as you can imagine, left many of us thinking that the developer, in all likelihood, had sought to fund the trip herself, in violation of the City ethics rules that had been explained to her, first obscuring her role in funding the trip by funneling the money through the student group, and, then, when discovered, claiming that the money had actually been from the consulate. And, this, for what it’s worth, appears, at least based on what has been said over the past week in various forums, to be the unanimous opinion of those on Council who did not go on the trip.

And that brings us to last night’s meeting, during which the our members of City Council that weren’t invited on the ten-day China trip, attempted to find out what members of the delegation might have known, and when they knew it.

Following are my major takeaways. They are admittedly incomplete. Hopefully, however, you’ll find some value in them… if not as convincing arguments, at least as invitations to dialogue on what is an admittedly complex issue.

1. There is no way we can move forward with International Village…

I’m sure some will disagree, but, having now sat though over 15 hours of meetings on International Village, I don’t see how it can possibly go forward, at least with this developer. As I outlined before, I had serious reservations about the International Village project before the delegation even left the country, but, now that it’s evident that a good number of our City Council members feel convinced that the developer deliberately lied to us, I don’t see how anyone could vote to go forward with the deal.

On October 3, as you may recall, Councilwoman Lois Richardson was already saying that “any trust or faith” she had in the developer had already been “shattered,” and this was before we even knew that, in all likelihood, the money hadn’t come from the consulate, but from the developer herself. [Richardson said the use of the Wayne State Student group to launder the money proved to her that Amy Xue Foster was “not going to be honest with us.” And, she went on to say that, in her opinion, this wasn’t the kind of group she thought the City should be doing business with.] And, yesterday, it sounded like both Ernat and Edmonds were coming to that same conclusion. Ernat, when asked what she thought of the prospect of going forward with the project, given what we’ve learned, said “(It) makes me very concerned.” And Edmonds, when asked essentially the same question, acknowledged that she “would have very real concerns about working with anyone who misled us” in such a way.

I’d be curious to know what others thought, but I did get the sense, however, that Edmonds wasn’t shutting the door completely, saying that there were still “unanswered questions,” and implying that we still didn’t know enough to walk away from the deal. Furthermore… and maybe I was just reading too much into it… Edmonds noted at some point that she wasn’t quite certain what Xue Foster may have said to her during a phone conversation about the funding of the trip on September 19, as the Chinese developer was speaking in “broken English.” While I think it’s unlikely at this point, this did make me wonder if, perhaps, we could see the developer attempt to excuse her actions as having been the result of a simple misunderstanding due to the fact that English is her second language.

As for my initial concerns about the project, which I alluded to above… I was troubled by the fact that the developer didn’t seem to have any relevant experience, as well as the appearance that the development was being pursued more as a means to take in Chinese capital, by way of the EB-5 visa program, than to satisfy any critical market need in Ypsilanti. [While I think there’s a great deal of potential for development on Water Street, I haven’t seen any evidence that our city of 21,000 people needs 1,600 more housing units… especially ones renting at a rate beginning at $1,200 per month for 800 square foot apartments. It seemed to me, as I’ve expressed in earlier posts, that the developer was more interested in having a big project, which would allow her to take in $500,000 each from several hundred Chinese investors, who in turn would each get a United States green card, than she was in creating something that would be sustainable over the long term.]

2. Our elected officials need to be more transparent…

Regardless what you might think our City officials may have known about the funding of the trip before leaving the country, I suspect that most would agree that this whole thing has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have a transparency problem at City Hall. Not only don’t we, the citizens of Ypsilanti, know what’s going on, but, according to members of Council, even some of them don’t know. Councilwoman Richardson expressed a few times last night that she didn’t even know we had a delegation going to China until late in the summer, when Ernat, during a town hall meeting, mentioned it in passing. And, Edmonds, when later asked by Richardson how the members of the delegation were chosen, was unable to provide an explanation, saying that she thought word had gone out to see which members of Council might have been interested. Whether true or not, it’s easy to see how people in the community might have the impression that Edmonds planned the trip in private, choosing those closest to her to accompany her. Again, I’m not saying that’s definitively what happened, but, given the exchanges last night, and the long history of dysfunction on Council, one can certainly understand how the citizens of Ypsilanti might be left with that impression.

And, for what it’s worth, it certainly didn’t help matters much that certain members of Council actively worked not only to push through the purchase agreement before the trip, but quash discussion, repeatedly attempting to kill the idea of a public hearing… This, I think it goes without saying, does not instill a sense in the electorate that they’re being heard and taken seriously.

3. I’m still not clear on the timeline…

The timeline of events is still confusing to me. And, if I had the time, I’d try to plot it all out here, using the documents that have been made public thus far, as well as the statements that have been made by members of Council… As I don’t have the time right now, though, I just want to note three things that have come to light over the last week, all of which would figure prominently on this timeline.

First, while I don’t believe Edmonds acknowledged it in her October 6 statement, it would appear that she knew on September 19, two days before leaving the country, that the money for the trip didn’t actually originate from the student group at Wayne State, as we’d all been led to believe. According to her testimony under oath last night, Edmonds said that she called Xue Foster prior to the special September 19 City Council meeting at the Freighthouse, and asked her directly where the money for the trip had come from. Xue Foster, she said, told her that the money had actually come from the Chinese consulate, and was just channeled through the Wayne State group. When Councilman Murdock asked Edmonds why she hadn’t brought this to the attention of Council, Edmonds said that she was just focused on getting through the meeting, which went until 1:30 AM that night, getting some sleep, and “getting out of town.” [The delegation left for China two days later.]

Second, there was apparently a LinkedIn exchange between Edmonds and a representative of the Chinese student group at Wayne State in which she asks where the money funding the trip had come from, and he responds by naming Xue Foster’s development group. Edmonds says that she didn’t open and read his response until returning back to Michigan, and I have no reason not to believe her, but the fact that she was inquiring about the source of the money suggests to me that she at least had a feeling that the money wasn’t really coming from an undergraduate student organization that just wanted to help Ypsilanti out. Furthermore, this is just one more piece of evidence suggesting that the money did not come from the Chinese consulate, but from Xue Foster’s company. [Hopefully the firm we hire to conduct the official investigation will be able to trace the funds back, starting with the cashiers check that was sent to the travel agency to purchase the tickets.] …Here, for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, is the exchange between Edmonds and the student representative of the WSU club.

Third, there was quite a bit of discussion last night about when the tickets for the trip were actually purchased. According to some of the materials made public thus far, it looks as though they may have been purchased on September 5, as there appears to be a reservation number referenced in an email on that date. And, if true, this would appear to run contrary to Ernat’s September 11 email noted at the beginning of this post, which alerted Council to the fact that the Wayne State University Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) had just come forward with the funds necessary to send the entire Ypsilanti delegation to China.

4. The City needs to do a better job of vetting those we do business with…

While being a first-time developer shouldn’t necessarily keep anyone with a good idea from being heard, it’s still somewhat perplexing to me that we let this go as far as we did, given the fact that Xue Foster not only hadn’t ever done anything even remotely similar in the past, but didn’t even really have an office to speak of… just an address at what’s been described to me as an “LLC farm” in Troy. While she certainly had money at her disposal, and she was able to assemble a fairly credible team of hired guns to take on the various tasks that needed to be addressed, I would have thought that Council would have done a better job of vetting. When, as someone pointed out last night, Herman & Kittle proposed building a single apartment building on the Water Street site, members of Council drove to Indiana to look at units that the company operated there. In this case, though, there was nothing to look at, as the development group hadn’t actually done anything before. So, instead, a group of people representing the City traveled to China to apparently look at buildings that “inspired” Xue Foster. That alone, I would think, would have raised a few red flags.

5. How about cider and donuts on Water Street…

I don’t know if anyone cares what I think, but here’s what I’d suggest we do next… If I were in a position of power at City Hall, I’d immediately rescind the purchase agreement with International Village LLC, pending the results of the investigation. Then, before the weather turns cold, I’d try to attempt a hard reset by inviting everyone in the community out to Water Street for cider and donuts. And, once people were there, I’d apologize profusely, vow to be more transparent, and officially initiate the process of drafting a Community Benefits Statement, outlining what we, as members of this community, would expect from a developer looking to put something on Water Street. And, as an act off good faith, I’d announce a special commission, which would include both young renters, as well as older homeowners, to help draft the statement… I think, really, that’s the only way forward at this point… Like someone said at the meeting on the 19th, there are going to be other developers in the future. Ypsi is too close to Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor is growing too fast, and we have too interesting of a community. We need to be ready for this eventuality. And we can’t afford to be caught off guard again. Everyone needs to feel as though they are part of this decision. Water Street is, after all, a community owned asset, and, while we can’t possibly make everyone happy, I can’t help but think that we can do better than we did this time out. So that’s what I’d recommend… I don’t necessarily want anyone to lose their job over this. I just want a recognition of the fact that we handled this poorly, and a promise to move forward more thoughtfully in the future… Like I said before, I don’t think this plan looked good in the first place, so I don’t really think we lost out here. In fact, I think we likely dodged a bullet. So now let’s take what we’ve learned and move on.

And, here, thanks to Cami and Scott Fussey, is video of the entire hearing, in three parts.

[If you feel like you still want more, check out these previous posts on the International Village development; My thoughts on International Village, With the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem having left the room, Ypsi City Council votes unanimously to pursue a formal investigation into their recent trip to China, Who really paid for Ypsilanti city officials to visit China?]

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Eminem throws down the gauntlet, telling his fans by way of freestyle cypher that they cannot like both him and Donald Trump

The above freestyle rap, recorded a few days ago in Detroit, just aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, Eminem, after addressing everything from Trump’s racism to his criticism of John McCain for having been captured during the Vietnam War, essentially tells his fans that, if they support the President, they can go fuck themselves. While it’s not terribly surprising, given Eminem’s earlier work against Bush, I suspect it’ll piss off a good number of people here in Michigan, where, in spite of what we’re seeing playing out in the world around us, folks still seem to respect the likes of Bob “Kid Rock” Ritchie, and the draft-dodging Ted Nugent, both of whom have made their unflagging support of Trump evident.

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The redeployment of Mike Pence, agent of distraction, and the ever widening war with the NFL

This past November, just a few weeks after the presidential election, Donald Trump quietly settled a fraud case against Trump University for $25 million, rather than go to court and respond to charges that the unaccredited education company operating under his name, was, to quote a former Trump University employee, “a fraudulent scheme… that preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money.” This, as you may recall, was done in direct opposition to an often repeated campaign promise that Trump had made to defend himself in court, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the charges were baseless. As you may also recall, the news of the settlement didn’t really make much of an impact with the American people, in part due to the fact that it became public just before the Thanksgiving holiday, but mostly because, just after the agreement was struck, Mike Pence, our aggressively anti-gay Vice President, decided that he needed to see the Broadway musical Hamilton. As you might imagine, he didn’t receive the warmest of welcomes, from either his fellow audience members, or the cast, and, as a result, the story of the $25 million settlement was effectively pushed from the front page of the internet. [“If your media outlet is focused on Trump v Hamilton instead of Trump’s $25 million fraud settlement, you are a sad pawn in Trump’s game,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior aide to Barack Obama, to The Guardian.]

It was a brilliant move on the administration’s part. And, given how well it worked, I expected that, once Trump was in the White House, we’d see a great deal more of it… with Pence being sent out to fan flames of white victimization and cultural resentment every time Trump needed to create a distraction, and once again cast himself, and his followers, as the undeserving targets of the anti-American, liberal establishment.

Well, it took a little while, but it looks as though Pence is finally back at it, fulfilling is promise as a distraction puppet to be used by Trump in order to stir shirt up. Yesterday, at the behest of the President, Pence was dispatched to an Indiana Colts football game, where, like the Manchurian Candidate’s Raymond Shaw, he robotically sat and awaited the signal he’d been programmed to respond to. [According to Trump himself, he had “asked Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country.”] Pence went in, he stood for the national anthem, and, then, when he saw the first knee touch the field, he sprang to action, running for the doors, explaining to the press how the horrifying visage of a few football players, about a thousand yards away, quietly kneeling for 45 seconds, had driven him to take immediate action. Once outside the stadium, he posted the following to Twitter, explaining his actions, which he presented as spontaneous.

[As others have pointed out, it’s worth remembering that Trump has, again and again, proven himself to be much more accepting of violent protests by white supremacists than he is of these silent protests by black football players. For instance, to my knowledge, he has yet to comment on the fact that, this past weekend, white supremacists returned to Charlottesville with torches in hand, to march through town changing, “You will not replace us,” and “Russia is our friend.” No, instead, he sent Pence to the Colts game to call out these athletes for being “disrespectful.”]

The administration has attempted to downplay the extent to which Pence’s walkout was planned, but it was clearly political theater intended to further inflame racial divisions in America, which the President obviously thinks works to his political advantage. Vice President Pence, it is now overwhelmingly clear, never had any intention of watching the game. As Trump has since admitted, Pence had been sent with the instruction that, if he should see anyone kneeling, he should walk out. And they knew that’s exactly how it would play out. In fact, according to NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander, members of the media “had been instructed to wait (after Pence went into the stadium), as there would be news to cover.”

And, again, it seems to have worked… At least, based on what I’ve seen, my sense is that more people today are talking about the fact that Pence walked out of an NFL game, than are talking about last night’s 60 Minutes piece about how the Trump campaign, aided by the Russians, exploited Facebook to win the White House, or how Republican Senator Bob Corker was just quoted as saying that Trump was “putting us on the course to World War III,” or how our President this morning took to Twitter to complain that he’s not getting enough praise for what he’s done in Puerto Rico. [“Nobody could have done what I’ve done for Puerto Rico with so little appreciation,” he said.] No, people seem more interested in talking about the fact that Pence bravely stood in defense of true patriots everywhere by walking out of a football game when confronted by men quietly kneeling… as though taking a knee were anywhere near as offensive, as, say, grabbing a pussy, which Pence apparently has no problem with.

Trump, for what it’s worth, seems to have a lot riding on this war with the NFL that he’s started. He swore that this kneeling epidemic would be the end of the league, and now he’s anxious to demonstrate his power by hitting them in the pocketbook. Last week, he told everyone that the NFL’s ratings were “way down” because players were “disrespecting the country,” but that wasn’t actually the case. As with everything he says, it was a lie. The Week 3 ratings were actually up this year over last year… Hence, I suspect, why Pence was given the task of taking the fight to the NFL, hoping perhaps to inspire copycat walkouts. Regardless, though, I suspect it works with Trump’s base, even if they keep right on watching football. They like that he’s a “fighter,” who isn’t even afraid of taking on the NFL. And, I’m sure, it doesn’t hurt that, to a great extent, the men being labeled as “disrespectful” are black men… And now Trump is trying to make the case that America is solidly behind him. There’s no real evidence to back him up, but Trump just posted that Pence is “receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!

Oh, and not that it matters, but this little political stunt that we just witnesses apparently cost the American taxpayers $242,000, and that’s just taking into account air travel, not including Secret Service, ground support, etc.

As for where all of this leaves us, I’m not sure. If I had to guess, I’d say that we’re not done with this war on football. Unlike most things, it would seem as though it’s not something that Trump is likely to tire of. And I suspect that his advisors would rather have him attacking football players than taunting dictators with the ability of launching nuclear weapons in our direction… I could go on, but I’m tired…

One last thing… If we had access to time travel, I think the easiest way to stop Trump from becoming president wouldn’t be to stop his parents from having sex, but going back just a few decades and convincing the NFL owners to let him buy a team. I really think, had he gotten a team of his own, we wouldn’t be here right now. Being the owner of an NFL team is what he really wanted, not having to fly to Puerto Rico to feign concern for people without access to clean drinking water. He wanted to walk through the cheerleaders’ dressing room, and do interviews with ESPN where he could talk shit about other teams. Instead, though, here we are, living in his nightmare, like the extras in an episode of the Twilight Zone.

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