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  •  But isn't the (1+ / 0-)
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    "physically meeting together" part in the Constitution?

    Interesting concept using Dunbar's Number.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 04:30:54 PM PDT

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    •  the words used (1+ / 0-)
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      are "assemble" and "place"

      I would submit that as time passes the idea of virtual assembly will become more and more accepted.  And on line "places"?  We have lots of those, don't we?

      But I would also expect that the top most layers would in fact meet "in meat space" as navajo so elegantly puts it.  Maybe not for as long as they do now.  It is only required that they meet once a year!

      In any event, it is long past time for band aid approaches.

      Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy -- Abraham J. Heschel

      by jotter on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 06:51:18 PM PDT

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