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  • The phrase is widely misunderstood, thought to refer to an all-pervasive omerta that barred anyone in Spain speaking of the Franco past after his death, thereby keeping a lid on memories that was only recently blown off.

    Spain and the lingering legacy of Franco

  • Finally, we have the all-pervasive Criminal Alien Program CAP, which exists mainly in all state and federal jails.

    Jorge-Mario Cabrera: Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect

  • Just over a decade later, Thatcher's crude rightwing dogmatism had given way to a kind of all-pervasive centre-right wishful thinking.

    Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones – review

  • There is an all-pervasive fear and hatred of the company, which workers refer to as “him;” equating Massey with the person of Don Blankenship, its multi-millionaire CEO.

    Think Progress » Don Blankenship Called Safety Regulators ‘As Silly As Global Warming’

  • He spoofs himself into an exuberant documentary that demonstrates the all-pervasive influence of modern advertising by satiric example, and with great ingenuity—talking, for example, about product placement while he's placed in such products as a JetBlue terminal where he slugs down a bottle of POM Wonderful.

    'Incendies' Burns With Mystery, Truth

  • This ability to connect to the all-pervasive, transformative force, the Field, the divine spirit, was now part of my life like the act of walking.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Years ago, my friend John Gilmore told me he thought accounts of the spread of botnets (massive networks of virus-compromised machines that can be used in concert to send spam, attack servers, etc) were overblown, because if botnets were really all-pervasive, then the price of using them should have crashed.

    Boing Boing

  • What an array of all-pervasive comments posted for this piece of action by BHO!

    Obama: 'Storms are beginning to break'

  • Jil "Jessica" Picariello shares her childhood with an adoptive mother who was both complicated and cold yet fiercely devoted to both her adopted children and describes a lifelong and all-pervasive sense of being an outsider.

    Nancy Doyle Palmer: Jessica Lost: Adoption and Identity in Modern Times

  • It's been weeks now, I confess, weeks of chaos, a chaos so all-pervasive the air around me assumes an amber glow, and I am the mosquito slowing his pace within it.

    Amber

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