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Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?

Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?

The beginning of August is a strange time in America. Children become sick of the activities that their helicopter parents have forced them into, the attention span for Major League Baseball drops off — especially in Baltimore — before playoff races heat up, and Congress prepares for its long recess. To rescue the American public from these melancholy circumstances, the Discovery Channel proudly presents … "Shark Week"! For an entire week, Americans are seated in front of the television with a clear mission: to make sure that naïve seals can indeed be hunted in slow motion, and that steel cages provide sufficient protection to scuba divers (a concept that...

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