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By Lou Marzeles

A new translation of the 'Voters Pamphlet' sheds little light


All right, voters, if you’ll please pick up your 2015 Voters’ Pamphlet, let’s go through it and see if we can make some sense of it. Luckily for you, I’ve had military intelligence training (no, really) and am uniquely qualified to handle the arcane and mystic language in this document.

OK, first off you’ll note the use of repetivie obscure nomenclature in this thing, beginning with its title. “Pamphlet”? Are you kidding? If translated from Olympianese, a plain English version would make all three volumes of The Lord of the Rings look like a business card. If this is a pamphlet, I’m a platypus.

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