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Perfect Patsies ?

(the SHARE-side of shareholding?) pat•syNoun [plural pat•sies. slang.]1. a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker.2. a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; fall guy.3. a person who is the object of a joke, ridicule, or the like.    (Source: In follow up to the Déjà Vu Times

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Washout ?

(Re-viewing psychotropic drugs) Washout 4. (informal) 1. a total failure or disaster 2. an incompetent person ( 3. dose tapering of medication to more safely discontinue its use or to (ostensibly) eliminate its effects before commencing a different treatment regime (source: industry idiom1) But perhaps we should expand the meaning of “washout” as we consider:

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Mor[t]al Hazard ?

If a family member or friend who had psychopathic tendencies took out an insurance policy on your life, would you be concerned? What if a group of strangers engaged in a betting pool concerning your mortality? What if your corporate employer secretly or deceptively (or even openly) planned to profit from your insured death, or

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