I have removed this article at the request of its original subject, who claimed in a telephone conversation with me on July 2, 2015 that the underlying facts I discussed in the article are incorrect and therefore my interpretation of them is flawed. These facts were based on a series of newspaper articles published in a Pennsylvania newspaper, and on June 30, 2015 the original author of those articles retracted some of the claims in the articles. Because the underlying reporting is incorrect and at times misleading, my conclusions (which I maintain were entirely fair based on the original reporting) are therefore misleading vis-à-vis the actual claims made. As a result, I have chosen to remove this blog post out of respect to the original subject, whose name I am also removing so it does not come up in future Google searches.
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