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I have a manuscript that is based on this very same idea. Only I cannot do anything with it until after my dissertation is complete. There is a bulk of information that I am unable to use because of the nature of writing an academic paper. They want the bear bones and not too much contraversy. So the bulk of the real work will not be available to the public until I can officially release it. Thanks for the link.

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