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Steve Killelea is an impressively accomplished man, from tech to peace. Business wise, he is extremely successful. He has built his fortune in the tech industry. He formed Integrated Research in 1988, which manages systems for companies such as Visa, Mastercard, American

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As the New Year approaches, numerous columnists and media personalities have been vocal in their lamentations of past year. 'Watch Mojo' listed ten events that made the previous year “the worst,” whereas host of 'Last Week Tonight', John Oliver, literally

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