Guy Who Sued Apple For Not Preventing Him From Accessing Porn Now Suing A&E And Obama For Religious Persecution

from the to-say-the-filing-is-'problematic'-would-be-to-destroy-the-word-'und dept

Chris Sevier, the Nashville attorney* who sued Apple back in July for failing to prevent him from accessing porn on his iPhone (citing unfair competition and breach of marital contract -- apparently, Mrs. Sevier can't keep up with the seductive wiles of thousands of interchangeable "21-year-old porn stars"), has decided to return to the public eye with another baffling legal filing. This time, Sevier is targeting A&E for cutting ties with Duck Dynasty figurehead Phil Robertson** over his anti-gay remarks delivered earlier this month.

* The term "attorney" is used loosely here. As a whip smart and deadly handsome commenter pointed out back in July, Sevier's license to practice law has been temporarily revoked and placed on "disability inactive status," which basically means the court finds him (at this point) too mentally incompetent to represent others in the legal arena.

** Despite Robertson's name being all over the news and Sevier a self-avowed "member" of Robertson's "church," Sevier misspells his name as "Roberson" dozens of times throughout the filing.
Sevier's 92-page filing is a heavily-illustrated half-rant that seeks injunctive relief for Chris Sevier, who feels he too will be "unfairly discriminated against" (like Phil Robertson) because of his religious beliefs. (Obviously, he can't represent Robertson, what with being short both Robertson's permission and a license to practice law in Tennessee.) For added fun, Sevier also lists GLAAD, Wilson Cruz (actor and member of GLAAD) and President Barack Obama as defendants. [All misspellings and grammatical errors are from the original.]
Like Mr. Roberson, I have a continuing economic expectation with the Defendants, and I now because of their reckless decision without due process, I myself directly have the reasonable apprehension of being discriminated against under the "chilling effect doctrine." This fear of inevitable discrimination for being a Christian, who ardently opposes something as despicable as homosexual conduct gives rise to a claim under 28 U.S.C. 2201 against the Defendants, who are obviously furthering the "pro-gay" agenda through their "symbolic" and "joint" relationship with the Obama administration, which has reduced itself to the poster child of poor leadership. It was not by accident that President Obama felt "compelled" to inject himself in this controversy after the fact to try to reverse the damage caused by his backfiring social agenda that blatantly affronts the will of God.
Sevier's one saving grace is that he doesn't approach this as a First Amendment issue like many others have. Instead, he presents A&E's actions as a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act -- discrimination based on religion.
In response, A&E took adverse administration action against him without due process, discriminating against him, and members of our organization for beliefs that we hold as sacred and self-evident knowing that Mr. Robertson legally classifies as a "public figure." A&E took these measures in step to further a political initiative acting under the color of a state actor to send a chilling effect to Christians to further a "hot button" political matter. It was not by accident that President Obama involved himself directly in this matter, speaking out against after the fact that engaged in per se discrimination and "hypocrisy."
Now, part of Sevier's argument hinges on Obama's supposed involvement in this debacle. According to him, Obama's choice to "inject" himself into this debate makes A&E a "state actor," and as such, its actions are unconstitutional. The only problem with this -- and it's a major problem -- is that this supposed "injection" never happened. Sevier quotes an entire article he found online, supposedly featuring President Obama calling for Phil Robertson's reinstatement. (A screenshot of this article can be found in the attached exhibits, half of which have been attached upside down.)
On December 19, 2013, Calling suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson "a chilling crackdown on free speech in an artistic community that should value individual expression," President Barack Obama urged the Arts Entertainment network to reinstate Robertson immediately, and to apologize for its "hypocrisy." (see exhibit)

President Obama stated: "There are no bigger fans of Duck Dynasty than Michele and me. . . .and while I have my disagreements with Mr. Robertson's Views on homosexuality, as expressed in GQ magazine, I'll defend with my last breath Robertson's right to express those views…"
The post he quotes appears in the Chat section of Free Republic. It is tagged with "humor" and "satire" as can clearly be seen in the screenshot. The original post appeared at ScrappleFace, a conservative humor site that contains "thousands of satirical articles" written by site owner Scott Ott. In real life, President Obama has made no statement on Robertson's quotes or A&E's reaction.

This matters little to Sevier, who states the following:
The significance of President Obama's involvement in this controversy shows that under the current political climate in this country was acting under the color of state action when it took adverse administrative action against Mr. Roberson without due process.
Except that this NEVER HAPPENED.

Once the court addresses this issue, Sevier's case will be gutted. Not that it isn't already pretty much just a shell already, seeing as Sevier is seeking an injunction to ensure that he won't be persecuted in the future for his religious beliefs. (Which aren't really "religious beliefs" as much as they are personal beliefs being propped up by convenient pull quotes from the Bible…)

Sevier's rambling wreck of a lawsuit stumps for Rick Santorum's Christian TV network, calls pro-gay rights activism racism, name drops both Bill Maher and Ke$ha, and uses his military career as a flag-waving place to make logical leaps from.
It is also been the Obama administrations overt policies to persecution Christians. As a combat Army Officer and member of the United States Judge Advocate Core, who served in an 06 capacity (Full Bird Colonel*) during operation Iraqi Freedom, I can personally attest to seeing Obama's pro-gay-self-justification activity play out first-hand. The repeal of "don't ask don't tell" and making "proselytizing illegal" in the military were just the first steps in the quest to convert America from a "Christian nation" into a "gay one," elevating mans Ways over God's.
* Sevier's attached filing seeking reinstatement directly contradicts this claim of "bird colonel" rank, pointing out that he topped out at First Lieutenant.
As further "evidence," Sevier quotes indie rock darlings The Postal Service...
So, in turning to a secular rock band other than* ZZ top, Death Cab's side project, The Postal Service, release a single "Such Great Heights." The lyrics read, "God himself did make us into corresponding shapes, like puzzel pieces from the clay." One does not have to have much in the way of common sense to use their own two eyes and see that a males body parts correspond with a females.As these lyrics indicate, God obvious created "the round peg to go into the round hole" so to speak. When these corresponding shapes are put together, such a union has the potential to be life giving, not only metaphysically, nerochemically, emotionally, socially, but literally.

* Well, if we must…
compares homosexuals to a variety of human debris, including drug addicts and *gasp* skate boarders...
The Pope encouraged the body of Christ to welcome homosexuals into the church in the same Way that the church is expressly commanded in the Bible to embrace prisoners, prostitutes, drug addicts, thieves, rabble rousers, adulterers, skate boarders, EDM singers, porn addicts, rednecks, and all other types.
points out how A&E and Obama are almost literally Hitler...
The only way to stop the Christians is to persecute and them suppress them into silence. That is what Himmler planned to do and that is precisely what did when it took unilateral adverse action against brother Robertson. This is also exactly what the Obama Administration's agenda has set out to accomplish in a direct and round about way*…

* 'direct and round about way?'
uses made-up words as scientific evidence…
This does not leave room for the idea that members of the same sex should be molesting each other, which serves to not only deplete oxytosen levels but causes them to miss out on a prospective life giving relationship that with the potential of being marked with God's favor.
and points out that mainstream America has no interest in ungodly, gay-loving TV stars.
The Defendants needs to take note of the fact that nobody wants to buy an American Hoggers T-shirt. Upon information and belief, there is not a single person in the Universe wearing the "Kardasian family" t-shirt. But the merchandise in stores like Walmart that associate with the Roberson family continues to fly off the selves. This is because we are spiritual beings, and millions of Americans connect with the Roberson family and what they represent.
Sevier also grants himself multiple opportunities to fully explore his persecution complex:
It should be abundantly clear to this Court by now given other controversies I have been involved in that I am both a whistle blower and no strange to persecution for my religious beliefs. [As the Court has seen in pre-existing lawsuits, I have received actual death threats, after demanding that Apple and Hewlett-Packard comply with the laws that prohibit the selling of obscene pornography to minors.]
He also trots out some advanced sexual theory that puts gay sex in the same neighborhood as bestiality while proposing that people can switch teams by simply having orgasms with the opposite sex. (And leaves everyone unsatisfied by dangling an unclosed bracket...)
Homosexual men and women can become conditioned to desire members of the opposite sex because of classic conditioning that is reinforced by orgasm through sexual encounter with the member of the same sex. This principle could apply to beastiality as well, if one were to use a animal as a sex object. [There are studies cases of men who prefer a blow up dolls to a real woman because they get conditioned to having intercourse with a blow up doll - causing them to miss out on a superior prospective life giving relationship with a tangible member of the opposite sex…
He also takes partial credit for the UK's stupid porn-filtering system.
In June of 2013, I filed a lawsuit against Hewlett Packard and Apple to make them comply with the laws that prohibit retailers from selling smut to minors that can be found on the books of every state in our union for good cause. That lawsuit made international news for good reason. The evidence* shows that partly in response to the discussion that I started, the British Prime Minister began championing my proposed solutions to make it harder to access pornography online, which would push our world back towards innocence. The evidence demonstrates through studies, like those released by the Withspoon Institute, that online pornography is proliferating the demand side of sex trafficking, child pornography, and reaping havoc** on intimacy, marriages, and the quality of life for millions of Americans.

* You keep using that word…
** As they sew, so shall they reap...
The insanity doesn't stop with the complaint, though. As an added bonus, Sevier has attached a petition to have his license reinstated -- a petition that leaves no bridge unburnt.
I am not in the mood to be violated any long by Tennessee Supreme Court justices, who are not only past their prime for practicing law in terms of their age and career wise, but who have acted immorally by ratifying discrimination against a combat veteran, engaged in libel per se, and implicated themselves in abuse of process and malicious prosecution…

Since the Tennessee Supreme Court members are literally acting like children, I have the right to expose you as such to the public so that you will not be re-elected to the bench. The Tennessee Supreme Court has demonstrated contempt for service members and for HIPPA in these matters. Anyone with common sense can see that I have been completely violated by the Tennessee Supreme Court's actions given the pending lawsuit against the Board members and the Tennessee Supreme Court's acknowledgement that it reached its decision on medical records that were confidential...
To be fair, Sevier doesn't seem to have much interest (or much hope) of being reinstated. This may be mostly sour grapes, though. He seems mainly interested in getting the final word.
I want to be able to say that I deactivated my TN law license out of protest because I do not want to have anything to do with such a dishonorable entity. I also want my status switch to remove the public stigma that the TNSC helped create in conjunction John Rich* that I am a "mentally ill stalker," so that my efforts to fight the hell out sex trafficking and child porn will not be interfered with, given the pending Apple/HP lawsuit in Federal Court.

*Some evidence does exist that lends credence to Rich's claim.
Sevier also threatens the court with the combined weight of his recording industry connections, something that will undoubtedly force it to continue ignoring his requests.
[I] have worked in the music business. I will use every resource I have in that industry to bring accountability to the individuals on the bench making this decision through the Court of public opinion* You'll find yourselves outmatched here.* I'll even humbly ask Rolling Stone Magazine to cover these matters, along with my simultaneous musical developments in EMD** (that's electronic dance music for those who are too out of touch to know)... Additionally, I'll ask these musical publications to keep track of my Apple lawsuit along with a serious of other ones that are bound to make international news once again. I am presenting a new kind of "rock star," one who not only makes music, but who lashes out publicly against people in positions of authority who elect to misuse it for personal reasons…

Normally, I have great respect for authority. It is a privilege to be submissive...***

* Whoa, we've got a badass here.
** Well, not when it's abbreviated that way...
*** Or not.
Sevier points out early in his novel-length filing that he's going to use "layman's terms" in order to make everything abundantly clear to both the court and other readers. That's a nice thought, but I would imagine his use of layman's terms has more to do with a limited legal vocabulary than a desire to connect with the "common man." This is the same man who claimed in his lawsuit against Apple that he accidentally typed in "fuckbook" rather than "facebook," a finger fumble that led directly to his porn addiction -- an addiction that is totally the fault of Apple, HP… anyone else who isn't Chris Sevier.

Now, Sevier's worried that his religious anti-gay beliefs will keep him from successfully licensing his next album of "dubstep-electronic-trance-house-hardstep" songs to production companies like A&E or Disney. As a member of Robertson's church (more accurately described in his filing as being a member of Robertson's church's Facebook group), Sevier can only look forward to a future of gay marriage and declining income. And it's all Obama's fault.







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    David, Dec 31st, 2013 @ 6:58pm

    One selected quote:

    God obvious created "the round peg to go into the round hole" so to speak.

    Actually, as Marquis de Sade had one protagonist pontificate in the "Philosophy in the Bedroom", the anus fits the description of "round hole" much better than the entry of a vagina, and, in a caricature of Rousseau's somewhat forced naturalistic philosophy, uses the "round peg/round hole" argument to declare anal intercourse as being more natural than vaginal.

    It is amusing that more than 200 years later the imprudence of attempting shape matching for making this case has still not registered with the plaintiff.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 31st, 2013 @ 7:27pm

    This is Repugant

    Sevier's license to practice law has been temporarily revoked and placed on "disability inactive status," which basically means the court finds him (at this point) too mentally incompetent to represent others in the legal arena.

    I find making a public spectral of the mentally challenged to repugnant.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Dec 31st, 2013 @ 7:55pm

    Re: This is Repugant

    Then he should stop throwing himself into the public's eye with stuff like this.

    Had he been brave enough, honest enough, this whole thing could have been just another case of someone browsing porn to an extent that it was affecting their marriage, where they got caught out, admitted it was a problem, and moved on from there. Instead though, rather than own up to his own actions and admit to being responsible for them, he's flailing around, desperate to blame anyone but himself, which is just going to continue to make things worse for him as it continues.

     

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    sorrykb (profile), Dec 31st, 2013 @ 9:52pm

    Re: Re: This is Repugant

    That One Guy writes
    Then he should stop throwing himself into the public's eye with stuff like this.

    He can't.. I think that was the AC's point. The man is ill, and I'm inclined to agree with AC that we should be compassionate and lay off the ridicule.
    Now, if the lawsuit actually went anywhere, then we'd have something to talk about, but it would be the court system, not this man, who would be the issue.

     

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    Nick (profile), Dec 31st, 2013 @ 10:50pm

    I got about a third of the way through the article before I threw my hands up, shouted "This MUST be satire!" and scrolled down. Finding there was much much more just amazes me.

    There is no way a man can screw so many things up and not be either
    A. Wrong in the head
    B. Totally satire

    I am voting for B.

     

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    Anon E. Mous (profile), Dec 31st, 2013 @ 11:11pm

    " The term "attorney" is used loosely here. As a whip smart and deadly handsome commenter pointed out back in July, Sevier's license to practice law has been temporarily revoked and placed on "disability inactive status," which basically means the court finds him (at this point) too mentally incompetent to represent others in the legal arena."


    Ladies and Gentleman, Please welcome the new head of the National Security Agency...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 31st, 2013 @ 11:20pm

    Re: This is Repugant

    I find making a public spectral of the mentally challenged to repugnant.

    I find not raping the English language to be better for communication.

    Or did you actually mean that he's a ghost filing legal papers?

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Dec 31st, 2013 @ 11:29pm

    Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    If that's the case, and his actions are due to an honest mental illness, and not just pigheaded stubbornness to avoid claiming responsibility, then someone should get him some help, not let him continue lashing out like this.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 12:47am

    LOL Tell him to look up Fred Phelps, they'd get along perfect.

     

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    Kaemaril (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 1:53am

    Re: This is Repugant

    Hmm. I don't think that last sentence makes much sense.

    Why not try 'I find making a public spectacle of the mentally ill to be repugnant'?

     

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    OldGeezer (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 4:26am

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    This guy is just nuts and fun to read about. Fred Phelps is nuts and an evil son of a bitch who likes to torment grieving families. I find the thought of two guys humping repugnant but I say live and let live. Let them get married, I don't care. But anyone who obsesses about gays as much as Fred Phelps has some suppressed homosexual feelings he is hiding. The man doth protest too much.

     

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    Peter, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 4:46am

    Do the courts accept filings written in green crayon?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 5:38am

    I hope he wins so I can sue religious persecution as well.

    People being people is an insult.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 5:42am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    Possibly the GOP will provide assistance for his future political campaign. This guy is a natural fit in the Tea Party.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 7:07am

    Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    Mental illness can quite easily be the most debilitating medical condition of all because it goes to the very essence of who we are as people. Obsessive/compulsive behavior is oftentimes a manifestation of the illness, and a person having this illness is simply unable to think and act rationally as would be the case in its absence.

    Assuming that this individual has PTSD (and if so his actions suggest a truly advanced state), compassion, and not ridicule, should be the rule. Anything less and all that is accomplished is to exacerbate this medical condition to the point that perhaps recovery or significant lessening of the condition becomes well nigh impossible.

     

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    Manabi (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 7:50am

    Re: This is Repugant

    While he seems to be pretty obviously mentally ill, and has a diagnosis of PTSD already, the fact of the matter is most mentally ill people manage to refrain from making such public spectacles of themselves. Mentally ill or not, if he's going to do something so ridiculously over-the-top he's going to get lots of negative attention. Ignoring him will not make him get help.

    The best thing to hope for here is that he has crossed the line that will make a court order him into treatment. He obviously needs some. He also sounds potentially dangerous, if you read that one link he's also getting into stalking of people in real life and has already had the courts require him to wear a GPS tracking bracelet due to that.

     

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    JustMe (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 8:00am

    Assumptions

    I disagree. Under your theory we would have to assume that every asshat is simply mentally ill.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 8:33am

    Tim - You've given is nut the publicity he seeks, and wasted our time with a frivolous legal fling. It wasn't funny and it wasn't educational. We are all worse off than we were before we read your post. Let's hope you, TD, and we, can be smarter and better in the new year.

     

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    ringring (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 9:31am

    We have ambulance chasers, don't be so hard on the Pig. I was raised by one. Thankfully he has got his.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 10:43am

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    The hell it wasn't funny. This was quite possibly the funniest piece of idiocy I've read in a very long time. The man deserves a legal Darwin Award (if there were such a thing) for the self inflicted demise of a professional career.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 10:46am

    Re: Re: This is Repugant

    My question is how desperate (or blind) do would a woman have to be to actually marry such a person in the first place?

     

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    Josh in CharlotteNC (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 11:20am

    AJ, is that you?

     

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    Manabi (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 11:52am

    Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    Apparently he has PTSD, that doesn't start out as full blown crazy usually, it gets progressively worse over time. Plus he may have married before he was shipped out and got PTSD. So he may have been perfectly normal/sane (or close to it) when they got married and has gone insane since then.

     

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    Rikuo (profile), Jan 1st, 2014 @ 12:07pm

    Re:

    As much as I dislike AJ myself, I have to point out that not even he is this bad. He has shown in the past a somewhat passable skill at debate and can construct grammatically correct sentences (well, as long as you ignore his "WHY U NO DEBATE ME"'s)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 1st, 2014 @ 4:42pm

    Re: Re:

    "Bawk, bawk, Chicken Mike" passes off as grammatically correct?

     

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    The Real Michael, Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 6:19am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    Do you even know what the Tea Party is? Probably not.

     

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    Geno0wl (profile), Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 6:36am

    Anybody else feel like they lost some brain cells for having read this?

     

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    JoeAstroturf, Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 8:38am

    I hear that Duck dynasty is going to play the song “Obama burnt my Bible” on the next episode.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQB2qQ_WowY

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 10:37am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    True. But is Engrish a symptom of PTSD?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 11:32am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: This is Repugant

    Do you mean those who are well meaning but don't understand that they are being mislead and manipulated by a bunch of greedy corporate astroturfers and neocons?

     

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    btrussell (profile), Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 12:41pm

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    He is still in school.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 1:36pm

    Re: Assumptions

    I maintain that most asshats actually are mentally ill (they are certainly socially dyfunctional), so the assumption will be right more often than not.

     

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    Anonymous, Jan 9th, 2014 @ 7:42pm

    From someone who has been the recipient of his lawsuits wrath etc. There is not any PTSD. This is the man. My life became a living hell with little I could do. The more you fight the worse it gets.

     

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