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1. These terms are subject to change, and you should review them regularly.

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A. All quotations from Hogewash! must include credit to Hogewash! or to W. J. J. Hoge and, wherever practicable, a hyperlink of the form to this site.

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I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I possess no copies of the Hogewash! website in any form whatsoever; that neither I nor any employee, agent, or associate will access that site in the future in any manner whatsoever; and that I will immediately destroy all copies of Hogewash! content that happen to come into my possession. I understand that action contrary to these statements constitutes perjury and a violation of the Hogewash! Terms of Use, subjecting me to possible civil and criminal liabilities.

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To the maximum extent allowed by law, permission to reproduce copyrighted material from Hogewash! in any form whatsoever is hereby denied to the following individuals, organizations, or persons associated with those organizations. This ban includes use by any of these persons while using a pseudonym.

William M. Schmalfeldt (aka Bill Schmalfeldt)
Brett Coleman Kimberlin
Matt Osborne
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Breitbart Unmasked (
Neal Rauhauser
Karoli Kuns
Crooks & Liars (
Justice Through Music Project
Velvet Revolution US
The user(s) of Twitter account @WhoIsNumberNone
William Ferguson (the user of Twitter account @wilsb8)


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Update: 20151113