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2022-09-30 11:08 by Karl Denninger
in Foreign Policy , 495 references
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It was a SHAM REFERENDUM! the media screams.

The signing ceremony held at the Georgievsky Hall of the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow took place just days after referenda concluded in the Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions which allegedly showed overwhelming support in favor of seceding from Ukraine.

"The people have made their choice," he began his speech according to a translation by a Financial Times reporter. 

"This is the will of millions," Putin said, declaring residents of the territories Russian citizens.

Do recall that Zelinskyy declared that if you voted in these "shams" that was to be considered a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment.

This, of course, has been "memory-holed" all over the Internet -- but was reported at the time.

Do remember that the Government of Ukraine has done this before.  Specifically, they refused the right of the people to decide in 2014, which was also reported, this after the Ukraine government itself was deposed in a literal coup complete with shooting the people who didn't like the way things were going after the United States, along with others, put their very-large thumb on the scale in deposing Yanukovych.

Isn't it funny how a national government can be literally overthrown in a violent coup openly fomented by our government, including sitting Senators, and when the people who live in said land say screw you! to that the government then turns around and say "you have no choice, slave!" and declares their intent to walk off on a peaceful basis illegal?

Oh, that wasn't the first time either.  Let's go back and remember all the fun and games with regards to Crimea generally, a piece of land purchased by Catherine The Great (of Russia) and thus unmistakably property paid for consensually at the time of said transfer.

In the 1950s, following a bunch of civil unrest and the area becoming basically ungovernable Kruschev allowed Crimea's governance to be part of a "special administrative area", otherwise known as Ukraine.  Said now-nation (Ukraine) declared itself independent in 1990, which of course violated Russian sovereignty and pre-dated The Wall coming down and formal dissolution of the USSR.  By what right did Ukraine do this, and if they had the right to do so and leave Russia then so does any part of Ukraine have the right to do so now.  In other words either Ukraine itself is illegitimate or these regions have every right to do what Ukraine did.

One year later, post Ukraine declaring itself "not part of the USSR" Crimea held a referendum which passed with 94% support to rejoin what was then the USSR, and declared independence.  Mere months later the Parliament of Crimea, without consent of the people, revoked that.

The next year Crimea reversed that decision and drafted its own constitution.  Ukraine refused to recognize it even though just a year prior it was all to the good.  Uh huh.  Oh yeah, that was repeated via a second referendum in 1994 which Ukraine also refused to recognize.

A year later Ukraine dissolved the Crimean Parliament and, by pure decree, also dissolved the post of "President" there as well.

This is just a sample; it didn't end there, and in fact kept on right up until 2014 when the entire Government of Ukraine was illegally overthrown in a violent coup.  That, standing alone, should have ended the question as to whether Crimea (never mind the other Russian-affiliated portions of the eastern part of the nation) had any sort of sovereign ties to Ukraine proper.  Either the 2014 actions which the US fomented were invalid and everyone involved in them and the succession of power since, including Zelinskyy should be brought up on international charges and hanged or it is beyond question that as of 2014 those "breakaway" portions of the nation had and continue to have every right to walk off because the government to which they acceded on an alleged "voluntary" basis even if you originally accept it was voluntary despite reasonable doubt it was, no longer existed as of 2014.

At some point one must wonder: Who the Hell wants a World War, or at least a pan-European war, over this bullshit?

Its rather clear that unless facts are recognized for what they are, and the above are all facts, we're very likely to get exactly that.

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2022-09-24 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Other Voices , 350 references
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More fish..... gee, where'd they come from? -- Ed

 

 

“They” are not trying to kill you.

“They” are definitely trying to kill you.

I firmly believe both these statements are true. 

Many of these guest Tickers are about the war we are in.  Whether any of us have picked a side, are choosing to sit this skirmish out, or are oblivious to the battle theater, the conflict rages around us.  There are many aspects to this war, but two for today are: there are multiple factions and they are both human and spiritual.

The more obvious and most speculated on is the human side. One human faction has been dubbed “depopulationists.”  I postulate they are motivated by the deadly sin of greed.

There are some very narcissistic people who do not care if you die.  It takes a certain type of personality disorder to callously disregard suffering for a Coof Cash payment.  Each person who died through hospital action knows the exact “value” of their life to the penny.  That is all they are worth to the greedy. 

Let me rephrase that, as the previous statement was wishy-washy.  The bill survivors are handed is the exact dollar amount that the hospital administrators, doctors, and care staff who went along with “treatment” consider your loved one’s life worth.

Let me reiterate.  The bill is not blood money.  Blood money is paid to survivors in reparation for death of their loved one.  This is the exact opposite: survivors pay the hospital for sending mom home in a box.

Your loved one was not a person to them.  They were merely a budget line item. These greedy hospital pieces of shit are not trying to kill you. They are merely indifferent to death for the right price.

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins for a reason.

There are some psychopathic people who like murdering others.  They get off on it.  Fortunately for all of us, they are very few and far between.  These people are absolutely trying to kill you.

We all have our own thoughts on whether individuals are greedy or psychopathic.  I will not express mine publicly because they are irrelevant.  Form your own opinions.  Stand by them.  It takes conviction to win a war and blindly following someone else’s opinion makes poor soldiers.

Now for the spiritual side of the war, which is all conjecture.

God doesn’t tell me His plans.  I’m too short for that particular bus, plus I would spend more time rules lawyering than being useful.  Yet God indulges me with a good life despite being one of His worst servants.

The ultimate adversary is of course Satan.  After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that he isn’t trying to kill most of us.  Once he kills one of God’s people, they are forever out of his reach and safe with our Creator.  Christians refer to death as “going home to God.”  Satan does want us to suffer and commit sins so he gets us when we die.  I guess once he collects enough of us he can exchange our souls for…something.  I don’t want to know his plans.

How do the human and spiritual sides work together?  

There is no grand conspiracy outside of Satan.  There are different human factions whose goals align and Satan skillfully uses them to advance his plans.  This explains why both initial statements are accurate. Only a few individuals actively seek to kill you.  Most simply do not give a fuck if you die.

Someone, or more likely, several someone’s in the Federal government came up with the PREP Act and threw money at the coof.  It’s not some grand conspiracy. It is greedy, selfish, shortsighted, money grubbing, indifferent-to-death hospital employees choosing money over people’s lives.  I don’t know if any of these people are truly Satan’s servants, or they are on his side by happenstance.   

If you sit this one out, peace be with you.  If you are on the fence about which side to join consider this:  God rewards His servants for following His will and is light on the punishments when they fail.  Satan punishes his when they fail and is light on the rewards.

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2022-09-21 07:30 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 3081 references
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The common chestnut among those with a bit too much Reynolds wrapped around their head:

This is part of a depopulation move to kill you all.

IMHO, nope.

Why?  Because while those who think they're your "betters" are indeed desirous of you all getting "out of their way", such as not being on Martha's Vineyard if you're brown and from Venezuela, unless of course you're already a servant (Want to see this in prime action?  Visit Jackson Hole, MV, or any of these other places); if you are suddenly there and "in their face" they want those folks as actual people who expect to be treated on an equal footing about as much as a plantation owner wanted the black folks in his house sleeping in his bed (other than when providing sexual pleasure "on demand", of course.)

But even so all these people do fully understand that without plenty of roughnecks and "lessers" in the form of something as simple as a car mechanic they're fucked.  Their jet is useless without fuel in size and to get it to their airport it first must be drilled for, extracted, refined and then transported and none of these people will dirty their hands to do any of that.  Never mind that effectively zero of them could replace a wheel bearing on their nice expensive car if it required it; without said replacement when it needs to be done the vehicle is a 2-ton brick.

How about something more-simple?  Not all that long ago the diverter door motors in my truck puked.  The A/C and heat, while they still worked, were basically useless since the HVAC system knew those motors were faulted and would not do what the system wanted, and thus it limited things.  One of those was the inability to run defrost on the windshield, which in the right conditions means you're not able to see while driving.  How many of these "highfalutin" folks could crawl around under the dash of said vehicle and replace the actuators?  You see, that's a job for the servants; they just throw money at the problem which is fine if you have the money but you also need the servants.  What happens when they're gone?  Your car is fucked, that's what.

So no, they didn't try to kill everyone.  Not even close.  And the problem with an indiscriminate "thinning" is that it makes the taxation and spending divide greater rather than lesser, and guess who doesn't pay any taxes?  That's right -- the servant class.  Why do you think people hire them instead of lawful immigrants who have green cards or are citizens?  Simple: If you have to pay the taxes you also demand higher wages.  The point is servitude thus its cheaper, and yes, the so-called "rich" are pigs at that level all the way up and down the line.  They can afford it and choose to screw people, Americans and immigrants alike.

Thus there is an equally bad explanation that requires no tin foil around the head: Its all about the money and power; people and safety be damned where there is money to be made.

That has an extremely long history worldwide and, incidentally, was what spawned things like OSHA in the first place which, applied with reason, makes perfect sense and is probably necessary because the guard on that saw costs $20 and without OSHA the shop owner does not care if his "lessers" cut off their fingers; he can always just go get another "lesser" when the current one is no longer useful due to missing digits.

Here are the facts:

  • Parts of our defense infrastructure are very invested in bioweapon defense, with good cause.  While nobody sane uses bioweapons in war because you cannot control the "own goal" problem and every look at them inevitably reaches that conclusion that doesn't mean someone won't try anyway.  They might, thus that investment is prudent, like it or not.

  • DARPA turned down work on what certainly appears to have been Covid, and post being turned down the NIH and other entities, including universities and other entities in the United States, did it anyway.  Exactly what part that played in Covid showing up is not known at present and may never be known as much of it was in China and it must be assumed the records necessary to prove it conclusively have been deliberately destroyed.  Proving something when the evidence has been destroyed can be quite difficult especially when fact-finding is obstructed which we know, as fact, China has repeatedly done in this regard.  We also know that some of the interested parties were responsible for claiming that it didn't happen and crafting that narrative.

  • We also know that investigations of mitigating drugs were intentionally slanted or worse not run at all and thus buried.  Budesonide and Hydroxyurea, to name two that were deliberately buried.  One of them I'm quite sure works in at least some people because I used it and the positive response occurred within hours.  Is that proof?  No; I'm one person.  Perhaps God decided to create that correlation.  But near-immediate and very significant response, even in one person, is strongly suggestive.  The hydroxyurea response and results are wildly more interesting in that those were not limited to one person and were in those already written off for dead by medical science, nearly all of whom became not dead when it was used.  There was exactly zero follow-up on this.

  • At the same time even though the WHO had disavowed Remdesivir as early as the fall of 2020 it remained and still does remain a "front line" drug for hospitalized Covid patients.  This, despite a trial being stopped for Ebola when it killed more people than those who got nothing, a virus with much more lethality than Covid has.  Let me note again: Remedesivir has never passed a clinical trial for anything -- it failed for cancer, it failed for Ebola and in a huge multi-national trial for Covid it failed there too, and it has a known and proved nasty propensity to do serious or fatal damage to the kidneys.  I'm not sure how anyone can qualify that as acceptable with a straight face and not treat any such use as murder complete with the penalties that should be associated with same, but there you have it.

  • The "mRNA" nonsense has never worked either.  Every trial run prior to Covid has resulted in unacceptable safety signals.  Those signals including biodistribution were known and deliberately not run in this case in the United States.  Japan demanded and got those distribution studies which should have resulted in an immediate hard stop as they evidenced intentional concealment of risk.  Now add to that Pfizer's attempt to seal the data for 75 years (which failed, incidentally.)  There is now evidence in the form of heightened all-cause deaths, especially in younger people, that began coincident with the roll-out in that part of the population and it has not abated since.  No, they don't "kill everyone" and won't, but something that changed in the first part and middle of 2021 has resulted in a persistent elevation of all-cause death among people who do not usually die, and its not Covid because those people are not being killed by the virus and recorded as such.

None of this requires any more motive than money.  I point to two specific examples I have bought up before, both of which are proved and one of which is contemporary too -- statins and the recent approval of a drug for Alzheimer's.

Statins do reduce LDL cholesterol.  That's a scientific fact.  But, in persons who have not previously had a documented heart attack, they do not reduce all-cause mortality.  Dead is dead, in short, and if the point of a given drug is to make it less-likely that you will be dead due to some body parameter being out of a claimed "acceptable range", the drug reduces the parameter and yet you still die then quite-obviously whatever is being claimed as the reason you become dead is wrong.  Anyone claiming otherwise is neither a scientist or a doctor; they are money-grubbing assholes.

The Alzheimer's drug is another example.  The disease has been believed for a long time to be caused by "plaques" in the brain.  The seminal study, incidentally, that allegedly showed this originally has been exposed as almost-certainly a fraud, which you'd think would result in voiding all the downstream work including this drug.  You'd be wrong.  The drug does on a very-significant basis, reduce said plaques.  However, it does nothing to halt or reverse the cognitive impairment from Alzheimer's in the studies submitted, and thus on the basis of what occurs with Alzheimer's disease it failed.  The FDA approved it anyway despite this showing, and that's not an EUA either; it received full approval.  Again, this is neither science or medicine; it is in fact exploitation of people suffering from a horrid disease with the only true motive being the acquisition of money.

In both cases there was lots of money to be extracted, billions in the case of statins and who knows how much will be collected from desperate Alzheimer's patients and their families (likely even moreis all that matters; obviously whether the drug(s) in question actually work to stop the bad thing from occurring is immaterial.

One final example: "Trans" stuff with kids.  This also has nothing to do with anything but money.  Witness the recent blow-up with VUMC (Vanderbilt) being caught peddling add-a-dick-to-me garbage and bragging about the increase in number of procedures.  You think this isn't purely about the money?  Like hell it isn't; not only is the surgery very expensive it generates effectively-mandatory continuing expense too; some estimates are that for every such person who "transitions" they make close to a half-million dollars!

Now look at our local hospital and its record of dead bodies during the back half of 2021 with Covid.  Did our "illustrious and conservative" Governor give a crap about the latter?  He said not one word and neither did our County Mayor; you see, lots of money was made.

All this comes down to is money.  That's it.  Callous disregard for the health of the public be damned; nobody cares about that, not in Congress, not in our regulatory agencies and definitely not in our pharmaceutical businesses.  If their drugs and other devices happen to produce some measurable effect by which they can get an approval and make money that's all they care about.

We, as Americans, have steadfastly refused over the space of four decades to respond to this sort of corruption with a demand that it stop or we will stop it and we don't care what means are required to do so.  The HIV/AIDS years should have been more than enough to bring about massive change in this regard, never mind Vioxx and countless others.  One small part of the HIV/AIDS "make money" scam was pushing AZT to the exclusion of anything else, including a known effective prophylaxis against PCP pneumonia, Bactrim.  Some sixty thousand people were shoved in the hole in America as a direct result of that, most of them gay men, and all because protecting the money flow from AZT was very important.

I remind you that AZT was also a failed cancer drug and it failed on toxicity, often doing critical damage to the marrow and immune system which is partially rooted there.  This was known about the drug before it was "pushed" for AIDS and in the fullness of time it was found that in fact AZT did not work and did not save a single person who had AIDS.

At the same time creating more customers is part and parcel of the game too.  Again, witness AIDS.  It was known by the CDC within months of the original cases that gay bathhouses in San Francisco were the largest vector source for the virus.  The obvious thing to do was to shut that crap down and make very clear that promiscuous gay sex was a literal death sentence for which we had no means of stopping at the present time.  We didn't do that, deliberately, and thus seeded the virus all over the nation and indeed the world at a highly-accelerated rate.

The same thing just happened with Monkeypox, it was known almost immediately that men screwing each other in the ass was the common factor between people who got it and yet the CDC and state authorities have been and still are refusing to shut down large public events that feature as their prime attraction for gay men lots of highly-promiscuous and high-volume sex between said gay men.

Covid simply put into the public sphere something that was going to screw everyone to some degree and, since it was of nearly-universal impact the amount that could be grifted off and taken was much larger than, for example, a flu bug or even HIV.  That's all.

Indeed grift, intentional crafting of trials to evade answering questions the companies know are likely to kill their drug's prospects and even tampering with trial data, which has repeatedly occurred and been proved has not led to those doing it going to prison.  Never mind the alleged "trials" that, when run by a disinterested party, fail to produce statistically-identical results which implicates either sloppy procedure or intentional misconduct along with depraved indifference as to whether you live or die so long as there is money to be made.

In short the same pattern of behavior that has gone in the so-called "medical industry" for the last forty years continued and resulted in these failures and deaths.  It was not different in character or motivation, only in impact and only because of the size of the target population, in this case damn near everyone in the United States and indeed worldwide.

If you're younger than 60 (yeah, this includes me) then get up and go look in the mirror.  Your refusal to demand that this crap stop over the last 40 years if why it all happened this time and if you were one of those talked into it and you or a loved one got or get fucked that happened because you sat on your ass during those last four decades and did not put a stop to it.

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2022-09-20 11:20 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 625 references
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It is a felony to wiretap someone without a court order.

"Tech" has claimed a "necessity defense" on this repeatedly, and there's logic to it to the extent it really is necessary.  That is, it's not a felony for the phone company to "wiretap" (listen into your call) to find a fault in their circuit.  The intent isn't to divulge the contents of the conversation or monitor it per-se; it is to find out why there's static on the line and repair the fault.

Same applies in the tech world.  When I ran MCSNet if you were having problems with email, for example, there's nothing wrong with me, or a tech in the company, looking into the system to find the problem and fix it, even though we might wind up reading emails to or from you in the process.  Our intent isn't to monitor your communications which you have a reasonable expectation of being private even though I did not encrypt them, it is to find and address technical issues with the service.  This is perfectly legal.

What Facebook was doing, assuming this is correct, was and is not.

Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express anti-government or anti-authority sentiments — or question the 2020 election — according to sources within the Department of Justice.

Under the FBI collaboration operation, somebody at Facebook red-flagged these supposedly subversive private messages over the past 19 months and transmitted them in redacted form to the domestic terrorism operational unit at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, without a subpoena.

IMHO that's a felony.

Facebook can respond to a subpoena; I used to get them from time to time and while you can challenge one I never got one that I believed was worth of challenge.  We therefore complied rather than go to court because on its face the subpoena was reasonable.  I didn't know if the claimed thing was true but that's not the test -- the test is whether or not the subpoena, given the information available to me without taking upon myself a duty I don't have (e.g. to investigate and prove up or not the allegations made) is reasonable.  Said subpoena was reasonable in every case, therefore it was complied with.

have, in other contexts, fought subpoenas -- successfully.  In fact every time I did challenge one I prevailed and it was either withdrawn or quashed.  Yes, people do use them as weapons and that's why you have a right to challenge them.

But the allegation here is that Facebook, despite holding forth the statement that "messenger" is a person-to-person and not public communications medium then systematically violated the privacy of the people involved.

There is no expectation of privacy in what you post to the public.  But if I am having a private conversation via a venue or method that some company or other entity represents is limited to the knowing participation of the parties involved, as is the case for a phone call, surface mail with a stamp on it or, as is the case here, an electronic emulation of the same then for that to be systematically invaded for the purpose of monitoring the content and giving it to outside parties, including the government, without a subpoena is quite-arguably both a felony and a ruinously-serious civil cause of action as well.

So where are the handcuffs?

Oh, about in the same place they are for Pfizer's CEO who stated in public that his jabs prevented you 100% from getting Covid when he knew damn well that was a lie -- and yet without that being true there was utterly no basis, ever, for any mandate issued against anyone since all benefit, whatever it might be, would be entirely personal.

We will never stop the crazy in this country until and unless people who lie in this fashion are held to account -- and "held to account" does not mean the firms are fined.

It means people MUST go to prison, which is an equally-nasty consequence for all irrespective of how rich you are, a severity that is never true in the case of a fine because a fine that impoverishes a middle-class chump is laughed at by people like Zuckerpig.

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2022-09-19 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Musings , 782 references
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I'm sure you've all heard the hue and cry about illegal immigrants being bussed to Chicago, DC, NYC and now Martha's Vineyard.

All of which are full of people who voted for, and thus are represented by, politicians who allegedly support "open borders", "free migration" and, of course, sanctuary cities where nobody can ask about your immigration status -- that is, are you here legally or not?

This is all fine and well when it comes to posturing, of course.  But when it comes to actually doing it, not so much.

And this, my friends, is the underline on the facts -- and what you ought to pay attention to.

The way you get a no-bullshit shooting civil war is to believe you can take a policy, any policy, and ram it down someone else's throat while not executing the same policy at the same expense upon your own region and people.

That is precisely what the Democrats generally and Biden specifically are doing: Punishing those border states and regions by forcing them to absorb the cost of illegal migration which, under federal law, requires it to be stopped or even declared an invasion with use of whatever force is necessary to bring it to a halt while the "blue" regions laugh and pay nothing.

Well, now they're paying, like it or not, and Newsom is even trying to argue this amounts to kidnapping or, in the alternative, transporting illegal aliens across state lines in violation of the law.  Except, of course, that's exactly what Biden has been doing with his late night plane rides, so if its illegal to voluntarily let people board a bus to "greener pastures" why isn't Biden in prison right now?

We all know the answer.

This was a major part of what led to the first Civil War; the North and DC passed laws that wildly favored certain business lines in taxation while punishing others, which just happened to be all Southern States.  Then the DC and North decided that concurrent recognition of the laws of Southern States were unnecessary or even criminal while at the same time they expected that the laws favoring themfor example when it came to contracts and matters of business and finance, were to be enforced against those in the South.  Yes, that encompassed slavery, of course, but the point remains: Full faith and credit only ran one way just as it does now.

In the modern era how this can be turned against you is quite simple and, if it comes, disastrous:

  • You don't like cows because they fart methane?  Fine; you don't get any being raised here.  Eat bugs.

  • You don't want natural gas fired power, coal, or nuclear?  Only wind and solar?  Fine; no power from any of those other sources will be exported to your state.  Oh, its calm and raining/snowing?  Tough crap.  Die in the dark, assholes.

  • You don't want gas (or diesel) powered vehicles?  Fine; not one item will be imported into your state using or carried by them, nor will any of those fuels cross into or through your state.  That includes trains too; yours might be electric, but OURS are diesel and they're not coming to your state border.  Don't like that?  Tough crap.  Starve.

  • I know, chemical plants are nasty.  You don't want them inside your state.  Sounds good to me; no chlorine intended for water sanitation for you!  Die of cholera, assholes.  Oh, you think the same with regards to herbicides, fertilizers and similar?  Sounds good to me; now try to feed yourselves with the yields you can obtain without them.

See how this works?

Now explain the following: 50 so-called "migrants" resulted in Martha's Vineyard calling up the state National Guard to effectively expel them to a military facility.  Fifty.  Given this precedent and that the federal government did not step in to stop it explain why Texas and Arizona cannot mobilize their National Guards to cut off the flow of said people which numbers in the thousands per day between them and, quite-obviously, is a much larger burden.

If one is ok then so is the other and the Federal Government is not permitted said distinction. Indeed the entire premise of our Constitution is that the States stand as equals and thus if one can call up the Guard to expel migrants so can the rest.  It was the direct refusal to equally treat southern states with respect to "full faith and credit" that was a major component of why the Civil War occurred.

Be careful what you wish for folks; nobody with an ounce of common sense wants to see a real civil conflict.  But if you think that such a thing has to be a shooting war it most-certainly does not.

Just think about the four examples above and then contemplate how many more can be enforced without firing a single shot.  Yes, such enforcement would be "leaky" and some people would violate such an embargo.  Tell me how well it works out for you if even just 10 or 20% of that which you rely on in said blue cities and states doesn't show up.

Choose wisely.

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