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Another 50 percent of members must endure a long wait and/or high expense while the locksmith has to tear apart a steering column or car door to obtain information needed to replace the key - information that could easily be provided in a secure manner that would allow the locksmith to quickly and less expensively make a new key.
From the Republic convention of 1860 to the dismal conditions of the Confederate POWs in Camp Douglas on the South Side of Chicago, readers are provided with a vividly accurate historical account of Chicago's conditions during the bloody conflict that threatened to tear apart the American nation.
Hungry human ancestors living in southern Africa at least a million years ago had a simple approach to putting more protein and fat in their diet: They used sharpened pieces of bone to tear apart termite mounds so that they could gulp down mouthfuls of the edible insects.