National mute-call conference

Is the outlook optimistic? Is everybody on? Can we come to an agreement over the next thirty to forty-five minutes? Is anyone going to be happy? Is there a critical mass to weigh in on the six dimensions or so everyone’s going to have to occupy to game this thing out? Are all the phones successfully muted? Are you taking notes with pen and paper instead of a keyboard so you can diagram your thoughts, not just noising touch-type as you recognize voices and discern sentiments underneath the actual spoken words? When will everyone get to bring whatever develops back to the people that matter, on whose behalf all of this may yet come to pass? To be continued!

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