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    Flake was born in Snowflake, Arizona, the son of Nerita (née Hock) and Dean Maeser Flake.  His birth town was named in part for his great-great-grandfather, Mormon pioneer William J. Flake.  Flake was educated at Brigham Young University and was a Mormon missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to South Africa in the early 1980s. He speaks Afrikaans. He worked in the public affairs sector after college and served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia and Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute before entering the House of Representatives. He opposed economic sanctions on South Africa in the 1980s.
      -from Wikipedia

    You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

    by PSzymeczek on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:40:15 AM PDT

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