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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Links - 1st December 2021 (2 - Anti-Asian Violence)

Meme - "the blacks: bLacK pEoPLe cAnt bE rAciSt bY dEfiNiTiOn the blacks again: rAciSt aGalnsT WHiTe pEoPle iS nOt rEaL
also the blacks: wE did nOtHiNg wRoNg fOr aSsULtiNg aSiAns aNd wE sHoUld sHuT dOWN aSiAn bUsiNeSs"

A New Radical Centrism on Twitter - "1/ Which racial group is proportionally most likely to commit hate crime? Blacks. Although you'll never hear about it in the mainstream media, this 12% of the population commits 24% of all hate crimes. Least likely? Asians (commit 1% of hate crimes)."

Mike Huckabee tweets anti-Asian "joke" as hate crime numbers, racist rhetoric rise - "Former Arkansas governor and long-ago presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, while trying to criticize companies that have objected to Georgia's new stringent voting law, joked that he now seeks to "identify as Chinese" in a tweet which was widely attacked as patently offensive to Asian-Americans.   "I've decided to 'identify' as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my 'values' and I'll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games. Ain't America great?" Huckabee tweeted on Saturday. The tweet was apparently meant as a dig at Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball after those entities expressed opposition to the new Georgia voting law, which seeks to make the voting process in the state more restrictive and is disproportionately likely to affect Blacks and Latinx voters. To put it mildly, Huckabee's gag didn't land well, attracting more than 60,000 comments, with many users calling out the former governor for constantly avowing his Christian faith yet espousing hateful anti-Asian rhetoric."
As usual, liberals are unable to distinguish race and nationality and call criticism of the CCP racist. Luckily there's still Russia who you can bash, since they're white

Of hate, crimes and hate crimes: Anti-Asian violence is not quite what city pols want it to be - "The subway attacker, who remained in the station and was promptly arrested, had been released last month after being charged with sexual abuse for allegedly touching a 68-year-old Asian woman’s leg. The Brooklyn attacker is “not racist” but off his meds and “on Pluto,” according to his siblings. The other two are still at large as I write this but it’s a safe bet that they’re also mentally ill, violently anti-social or both.   If you listen to Mayor de Blasio or most of the politicians competing to replace him, you’d get the idea that the only thing we need to stop these attacks is to reject Donald Trump. And that the police are, if anything, part of the problem.  After spa workers were massacred in Atlanta last month, I wrote about the double consciousness W.E.B. DuBois described more than a century ago and that East Asians are feeling now, “this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others (looking) on in amused contempt and pity.”  Amid a wave of attacks targeting Orthodox Jews last year, I wrote about the doublethink from the city’s supposedly progressive pols who like to march against hate and Trump while pretending the Brooklyn Bridge in 2021 is the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.  If they’re not offering answers to profound and difficult questions about treating people with mental illness and violent criminal records with human decency while also keeping everyone else here reasonably safe, then railing against white supremacy isn’t about dismantling systems of oppression so much as it is about dodging tough questions.   Centuries of de jure and de facto racism help account for animosities between groups fighting for a piece of the pie, but the idea that we can’t do anything about, say, people who happen to be Black attacking Jews or Asians in New York City until we eliminate hate in America is just a fancy way of saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Shrug!  Refusing to acknowledge that, even out of real fears about ushering in more decades of destructive dragnet policing of Black neighborhoods, means ceding an obvious truth to the people who want to do exactly that... It’s not a coincidence that the two top candidates in the polls so far, Andrew Yang and Eric Adams, are the only leading ones talking about policing as anything more than a threat in its own right to public safety."
Of course liberals will still claim that it's only mental illness when it's white people

Facebook - "A Black Lives Matter activist from Seattle has been arrested for anti-Asian hate crimes.  Christopher Hamner, 51, allegedly attacked three Asian-American women in two separate incidents last month.  In the first, Hamner reportedly harassed and chased a mother and her children in south Seattle. Pamela Cole said she’d stopped at traffic lights while driving with her 10 and 5-year-old, when Hamner ‘made eye contact’ with her and stopped. She said he then ‘opened his door’ and started screaming, ‘F*** you, you Asian b****!’ He then began to charge at the family.  On March 18, Hamner is accused of cutting off two other Asian women while driving in Beacon Hill, again shouting similar remarks to the earlier altercation. According to local media, he also charged at the women and threw a plastic object at their car.  There are posts on a Facebook page that show Hamner at BLM protests last summer, as well as video from the CHOP protest zone.  His lawyer argued he suffers from mental illness and said that he is a Navy veteran who works at the Seattle VA Medical Center."

Asian Dawn - Posts | Facebook - "One of thousands of examples. Many African-Americans on Twitter don't know how to read a simple statistical chart. They think the 0.1% Asian-on-Black crime is actually Black-on-Asian crime....."

Jack Posobiec on Twitter - "A South Asian immigrant was murdered in DC and the horrific video of the attack went viral yesterday Not one of the #StopAsianHate promoters even mentioned it, no major brands announced they were donating to his family’s fundraiser All bc it did not fit the narrative
Not even @Uber and it was their own driver"

Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 on Twitter - "US Senate passes the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act today to give protections specifically to Asians. This bill will be enforced almost exclusively against BLACK PEOPLE, who are already suffering from systematic anti-Black racism from white supremacist and Asian culture."
When you admit that it's black people attacking Asians...

Meme - "ASIAN LIVES DON'T MATTER UNTILL BLACK LIVES MATTER
With the recent trend of Black on Asian violence in the United States, I think its a good idea to remind the Asian community that their lives wont matter until Black lives matter. WE ARE ALL EQUAL WE ARE ALL HUMAN"

Police: Michael Rhee Of Lake Forest Attacked Asian Woman, Believing She Was White, In Retaliation For Rise In Hate Crimes - "A Lake Forest man faces a hate crime charge after allegedly kidnapping an Asian woman, believing she was white, with the intent to sexually assault her. Michael Sangbong Rhee, 37, was arrested Thursday night at his home in Lake Forest. Irvine police say Rhee may have attacked a woman, believing she was white, in retaliation for the rise in hate crimes against Asian people."
Grievance mongering has very real consequences

Influencer and YouTuber Kaneesha Taughtu claims that Asian reporter Betty Yu is posting anti-Black propaganda for reporting Black on Asian crimes. She also claims that Asians "want to see" Black people be harmed. : RacismAgainstAsians

Meme - "Asians are staging attack videos, says Black woman in viral Twitter video "The punches aren't even landing," she said on her YouTube channel, Kaneesha Taughtu. "Asians want to harm Black Americans.""

Jeremy Lin, former NBA star, says he's been called 'coronavirus' on the court
He didn't name the culprits or he'd be accused of "anti-blackness"

Race and ethnicity in the NBA - Wikipedia - "According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2020 was composed of 74.2 percent black players, 16.9 percent white players, 2.2 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players"

Wilfred Reilly on Twitter - "The fact that a wave of Black-on-Asian crimes is being almost universally presented as "white supremacy" says all you really need to know about modern mainstream media.
(2) For those asking for examples - this isn't me exaggerating. A major Yahoo News piece describes the rally against "white nationalism" held in NYC following attacks on Asians. If you read through cases and suspects, there's just one problem..."
NPCs cannot process certain statements

Shemeka Michelle on Twitter - "Some Asians are disrespectful to Blk people. They come to America w/ a preconceived notion and seem to hv a hard time separating what’s real from TV. Not excusing violence towards them, just noting violence FROM them has been overlooked."
Victim blaming is good when you have a bigger "victim"
Replies: "What violence from asians? Examples? Are you going to go back to the 1990s for the Latasha Harlan’s case or?"
"I was taught to keep my hands to myself, no matter what someone said to me. I suspect this is not being taught anymore, particularly when words and inaction are characterized as violence. Disrespect is not violence and does not justify violence."
"Yep, if someone thinks I'm a thug and a thief, the most logical thing for me to do is to kick their ass and loot their store."
"Some Asians are disrespectful to Black people but no Black propel are disrespectful to anyone. Ever."

Opinion | What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America - The New York Times - "Some Asian-Americans were outraged by the violence and demanded justice, but since the perpetrators in these cases were Black, many others felt deeply uncomfortable with contributing to the criminalization of African-Americans. And here we come to the heart of the complexity of “speaking up” for Asian-Americans. Thanks to the “Model Minority” myth — popularized in 1966 by the sociologist William Petersen and later used as a direct counterpoint to the “welfare queen” stereotype applied to Black Americans — Asian-Americans have long been used by mainstream white culture to shame and drive a wedge against other minority groups."
The usual Jedi mind trick - when black people attack Asians, it's white people's fault

Critics fear NYPD Asian hate crime task force could have unintended consequences - "The New York Police Department's new anti-Asian hate crimes task force could inadvertently put Asian Americans in opposition to other communities of color, some activists fear... "I think it's hard for us to fundamentally reconcile that that entity is going to protect our community, when, oftentimes, violence against people of color is coming from law enforcement," said Kham Moua, head of the policy portfolio at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization."
Tis better for 1,000 minorities to be shot by each other, than 1 is killed by police for attacking them

Dirty secret of black-on-Asian violence is out - "San Francisco's hidden truth is out. That's what community organizer Carol Mo calls the realization that Asian residents are being targeted for robberies, burglaries and intimidation by young black men... The recent incidents of black violence against Asians is the perfect opportunity to open a dialogue about racism. Instead, they are attempting to close the door. City officials, including the Police Department, say these assaults are part of a larger crime picture where gangs of kids take advantage of a vulnerable group of small stature. But Mo participated in a 2008 survey by the Police Department in which about 300 strong-arm robberies were analyzed. "In 85 percent of the physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American," she said... the Chinese community also needs to overcome its reticence to go to the police. They are only making themselves more vulnerable by being seen, as one officer put it, as "silent, vulnerable and unwilling to fight back.""

duzi on Twitter - "pls don't say #asianlivesmatter y'all are literally co-opting blm and it's anti-black"
"Solidarity". The definition of "anti-black" seem very broad

FBI — Offenders - "In 2018, race was reported for 6,266 known hate crime offenders. Of these offenders:
   53.6 percent were White.
   24.0 percent were Black or African American."
Damn white supremacy and Trump, making whites underrepresented in hate crimes and blacks overrepresented! And these statistics are stable across years, which just shows how insidious white supremacy is!

The Empire Express - Posts | Facebook - ""In New York City, black males commit 78% of all shootings. If you add Hispanic shootings to that, you get 98% of all shootings. Whites are 34% of the population... They commit under 2% of all shootings" - Heather Mac Donald"

Stop the white lies about anti-Asian hate crime - The Spectator - "Eighteen months ago, liberals attempted to link the spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes to white supremacist actions. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and the ADL highlighted the activities of white supremacist groups in upstate New York, despite all of the assaults being in the New York City metropolitan area, overwhelmingly perpetrated by black men. This culminated with black men killing Jews in Jersey City and Monsey, New York. Attempts were then made to rationalize them away rather than focusing on the anti-Semitic beliefs of black-nationalist groups, including the Nation of Islam.The same dynamics seems to be unfolding with the current spike in anti-Asian hate crimes. In a New York Times article, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos argued that both the wave of anti-Asian and anti-Latino hate crimes reflect the racism of white Americans. He noted, ‘A common racist attack against the Latino community — and now increasingly, Asian Americans — is the demand, “Go back to your own country!”’ Nancy Pelosi also links this spike to white supremacist views.White supremacists should be vigorously combatted. However, most victimized groups live in central cities where there are few white supremacists. Members of the Asian, Latino and LGBTQ communities may have much more to fear from young alienated black men whose pent up anger spills over into destructive, violent behaviors.Using 2019 FBI statistics — the most recently available data — I computed black and white perpetrators of hate crimes as a percentage of men 18 to 44 years old in their populations. The black rate was 40 percent, 76 percent and 303 percent higher than the white rate for hate crimes against the Asian/Pacific Island, Latino and LGBTQ communities respectively. Even more troubling, black rates for hate-crime assaults were 94 percent higher while for property destruction and vandalism, they were 14 percent lower than white rates.Evidence from Los Angeles verifies the limited reach of white supremacist actions, particularly with regards to violent crimes and those perpetrated against Asian/Pacific Island, Latino, or LGBQT communities. Its Human Rights Commission found:‘After declining for two years, white supremacist crimes…accounted for 22 percent of all [2019] hate crimes. Seven out of 10 white supremacist crimes involved vandalism and more than half targeted persons from the Jewish community.’Disproportionate black behaviors extended to all violent crimes. For 2019, black arrests per male for murders and all violent crimes were, respectively, 4.94 and 2.73 times white arrests per male. And these numbers are before the unprecedented 2020 homicide spike... After studying Pittsburgh youth, Mark Berg noted, ‘[Many] decent youths adopted a violent public posture — even though it violated their own personal beliefs in conventional norms — in order to deter the aggressive overtures of other youths in their neighborhood.’... Even before the pandemic, there were a significant number of disconnected young black men. In 2018, 20.8 percent of black men aged 18 to 24 years old were neither at paid employment nor in school, more than double the white rate. Disconnected young people are about two-and-a-half times as likely to be living with family other than their parents and eight times as likely to be living alone as their more-connected peers. This is the population that is most at-risk of embracing a gun culture that victimizes other black Americans, as well as other groups.Unfortunately, social justice advocates rationalize away these anti-social behaviors for fear that any sustained campaign would only promote blaming-the-victim beliefs. Instead, they characterize these perpetrators as victims so that rather than penalizing them for their behaviors, restorative justice procedures are championed. And following this perspective, many cities have dramatically adjusted their classification of crimes. Felonies are reduced to misdemeanors, misdemeanors are reduced to fines. With too aggressive bail reform that includes those found with illegal weapons, and prison diversion programs — violent-prone youth are allowed to remain on the street even after repeat offenses. Most troubling, there is an unwillingness to combat family and school inadequacies that result in a large share of black 10-year-olds having significant academic and behavioral deficits. Without improving this situation, too many black boys will continue to enter high schools with significant shortcomings that lead them to end up in the disconnected population. Government must provide supportive resources for families, including visiting nursing programs and counseling services, and incorporate best practices that have enabled charter public schools to be much more effective than traditional public schools in educating poor black and Latino students. Only then can we limit the seeds of the violent behaviors that afflict many young black men."

Criminal Victimization, 2018 - "Based on victims’ perceptions of the offenders, the offender-to-population ratio shows that the percentage of violent incidents involving black offenders (22%) was 1.8 times the percentage of black persons (12%) in the population. In contrast, the percentage of violent incidents involving white (50%) or Hispanic (14%)offenders was about four-fifths (0.8 times) the percentage of whites (62%) or Hispanics (17%) in the population, and the percentage involving Asian offenders (2.5%) was about two-fifths (0.4 times) the percentage of Asians in the population (6%). The percentage of violent incidents involving offenders of other races (Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and persons of two or more races) was 3.8 times the percentage of those races in the population. The offender-to-victim ratio shows that the percentage of violent incidents involving black offenders (22%) was twice the percentage of incidents committed against black victims (11%). In contrast, the percentage of incidents involving Asian offenders (2.5%) was three-fifths (0.6 times) the percentage of incidents committed against Asian victims (4%)"
62% of violent crime against whites was by whites. 70% of violent crime against blacks was by blacks. 45.4% of violent crime against Hispanics was by Hispanics. For these races, a majority or at least plurality of the crime was intra-racial. For Asians, 24% of violent crime was by Asians, but 28% was by blacks. So clearly blacks are targeting Asians.

Anti-Asian hate crime jumps 1,900 percent - "According to NYPD data, hate crimes motivated by anti-Asian sentiment jumped by 1,900 percent in the last year — there was only one reported anti-Asian incident during all of 2019 compared to 20 in the first half of 2020"
There is a claim that there has been a 1,900% rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans in the US. This claim needs to be heavily qualified. Firstly, this is for New York City, so whether it can be generalised to the whole of the US is a very open question. More importantly, this "1900%" rise was a rise... from 1 to 20. In statistics we know that when base numbers are small, percentage changes are going to be misleading. Be that as it may, if you look at the NYPD data (Reports - Hate Crimes - NYPD), you can open "Complaints and Arrests Summary, Annual 2020", filter for bias motivation = Anti-Asian and look at the race of the arrestee. Out of the 20 arrestees, 11 are black, 2 are black hispanic, 5 are white hispanic and 2 are white

Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans Spiked by 150% in Major US Cities
This covers more cities than the NYC claim. Yet, the 150% is for "major cities", it's 150%... from 49 to 122, 28 of the 122 are from NYC (I've already analysed the NYC data above so all the pieces blaming "white supremacy" are just shitting on white people due to anti-white racism, as usual)
As usual people are trying to shill for the CCP
It is telling over 90% of the incidents were "verbal harassment and shunning". Shunning may be subjective and verbal harassment can be very minor.

NYPD: Per capita, blacks in NYC are 18.7 times as likely as Asians to be robbery suspects - "From NBC News, here is one of countless recent articles explaining that while, sure, it may look like most of the street violence against elderly Asians is perpetrated by blacks, but that’s just a stereotype, while Experts all agree the real enemy is, as always, White Supremacy."

How racism and white supremacy fueled a Black-Asian divide in America
I like how Vox's "evidence" is Trump's "racist" terms for covid, decades old policies and lots of hand waving. They also lie about how blacks aren't overrepresented in Anti-Asian crimes

Glenn Greenwald on Twitter - "Has anyone provided an iota of evidence that what is driving this horrific surge of anti-Asian violence is "white supremacist domestic terror"? That would require data showing who is primarily perpetrating the violence and with what motive. Where is that? Please look at how stupid and lowly so many liberals are now. If you ask for evidence to support sweeping but dubious claims about the cause of anti-Asian violence, they won't answer (their brains don't allow that). Instead, they'll call you racist: it's all they know how to do Here's a white historian who has a life where race plays no role other than to exploit it as a fun online toy to casually slander people as racists for refusing to endorse claims without evidence. Contempt is required for them and their tactics"

Thread by @MsMelChen on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App - "American media has never backed up this claim that the words and actions by the previous admin directly cause the "rising tide of hate crimes" against Asian Americans... Bear in mind that the FBI hasn't released its 2020 hate crime statistics broken down by ethnic group yet. But in its place, every article that remotely mentions the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in the wake of covid19 has cited statistics from a group called "Stop AAPI Hate." Who are they and how did they collect this data is super relevant to this discussionThe Georgia massage parlor shooter brought a Bible with him to school every day and had developed a deep sense of 'shame' over his addiction to porn and sex which he sought treatment for in rehab, his friends and former roommates have revealed... His father is a youth minister and he is an enthusiastic member of a South Baptist church which, after the shootings, said it was 'heartbroken'. It has also been revealed that he sought treatment at Maverick Recovery, a treatment center in Atlanta, for sex addiction at the end of 2019 and early 2020.
The Stop AAPI Hate group appears to be founded by several progressive groups such as Chinese for Affirmative Action (!) & the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University.I can't find any funding information yet on GuideStar because it's a newlyestablished organization and they have yet to file any 990s.
The no. of incidents of anti-Asian discrimination documented across the U.S. by "Stop AAPI Hate" is indeed staggering - 1,843 as of May 2020.
But this number is actually based on self-reporting on the Stop AAPI Hateweb portal itself. According to a self-published report, the highest proportion of these cases are actually verbal harassment (69.3%) and shunning (22.4%).So there is EVERY reason to be skeptical about this number. I do not doubt that there is an increase in both violent andnon-violent discriminatory incidents against Asians which is terrible and must be opposed, but I marvel at the lack of skepticism journalists have when throwing around this statistic and directly implicating rhetoric as the reason why this is happening.
These cases are also mostly happening in the same major progressive cities like San Francisco and New York where there has been a major uptick in crime rates in general, so how much of it is ambient crime hasn't been delineated.
More troubling to me is how this conjecture has evolved from afigure published by a brand new organization whose data collection methods and standard for what constitutes a hate incident are dubious, to an actual UN report... It's the same statistic, from the same group. But the UN wrote up a report condemning "contemporary forms of racism, racial discriminationxenophobia and related intolerance" and basically parroted the figure and conclusion from the original Stop AAPI Hate report, in this UN Report.It cited nothing new and added nothing new. But it gave this statistic the imprimatur of the "United Nations" and media outlets then began citing it as a "UN Report." Insidious, right?...
Of course anti-Asian prejudice due to covid is wrong. But if the rates of bullying, harassment and hate crimes against Asians are misattributed to phrases andxenophobic sentiments (which could be construed to be hawkish approaches to China policy on the national security front), then we will not actually do anything to solve the problem.And besides, Trump has been out of office and no longer has any platform to broadcast his views,so why are so many eager to pin the current string of attacks on his rhetoric?And how curious is it that using race as a shield (btw China is NOT a race) only serves the CCP's interest to obfuscate the association between the virus and its origins in Wuhan?"

Opinion: Chinatown attacks won't divide Black and Asian communities - "Our Black and Asian communities have come together to push back against anti-Black and anti-Asian violence in recognition that all violence comes from the same root causes: white supremacy and capitalism... Our dog-eat-dog, survival-of-the-fittest capitalist culture drives the hoarding of resources and thrives on taking advantage of others. Capitalism monetizes caging people while creating conditions that disenfranchise entire communities in order to cage more people. Why? So the system can reproduce itself — lather, rinse, repeat.This is what we mean when we say that all violence is state violence. When a young Black man in East Oakland is shot, as part of an underreported but disturbing rise in violent crimes impacting Black folks in Oakland this year, that is state violence. This violence is a byproduct of generations of stolen labor from Black communities through enslavement, of white supremacy enforced through Jim Crow, and of systematic disinvestment in and overpolicing of Black communities to create conditions of poverty."
From a member of the Oakland city council, no less

Apistevist on Twitter - "Remember! Speaking out about attacks on Asian elderly people is now considered "anti-Blackness." It's a form of "white supremacy," "white adjacency," or "yellow privilege.""
"So true. When people were talking about interracial violence last year, an Asian buddy of mine in NY shared a stat that Asians are 280x more likely to be victimized by blacks.  And the wokest black guy I've known since college replied with just this: "anti-blackness.""

Are Asian-Americans the Next ‘Official’ Target? - "A Facebook post has resurfaced from Toronto-based Black Lives Matter co-founder Yusra Khogali stating white people are “sub-human” an“inferior race,” “recessive genetic defects,” and they should be “wiped out.” Asian-Americans have also been experiencing this type of Nazistic ideology from members of Black Lives Matter throughout the United States... Black Lives Matter supporters gathered in front of Fremont Mayor Lily Mei’s house to demand police defunding and chalked “Asian Silence is Violence” on the road in front of her house. Other cases involve Black Lives Matter supporters heckling and harassing an Asian-American reporter during a BLM rally in New York City back in late June. Let’s not forget the Black Lives Matter organizer, Devonere Johnson who was arrested in Madison, Wisconsin for allegedly blackmailing some Asian-owned businesses with the threat of violence and looting. Or the hundreds of Asian-owned businesses looted and destroyed by Black Lives Matter supporters throughout the United States. More and more incidents are popping up between Asian-Americans and members of Black Lives Matter. Some Asian-Americans explained to Asian Dawn they marched with Black Lives Matter but ended up leaving the movement because of the racism they faced. From “Eating dog” jokes to an Asian couple who stated “Some dudes kept hitting on my girl and kept asking her in front of me ‘He gotta small dick, huh? Girl, what’s up? What’s your name?’” The couple felt so uncomfortable, they ended up leaving the march."

Targeting Asians is Still Not Considered ‘Racist’ - "Many readers may recall multiple incidents involving a 23-year-old Ghanaian Samuel Opoku running around the campuses of the University of Toronto and York University dumping bucket loads of his feces onto five Asian people in three separate incidents back in November 2019. He was arrested later that month.Opoku admitted he specifically targeted Asians but was not charged with a hate crime... Global News obtained documents that showed Opoku was convicted of criminal harassment on March 8, 2017, however, he was given a suspended sentence and put on probation for two years. Canadian-Africans should be shown leniency after suffering hundreds of years of racial oppression."
The accusations of Asians as having "anti-blackness" seem to be projection

Black-on-Asian Crime Statistics By Justice Department - "Black-on-Asian crime is 280x more common than Asian-on-Black crime. These statistical trends have been common for over a decade and rising... In 2018, there were 182,230 reports of Asians being victims of violent crime. The race of the offenders against Asians is as follows: 24% White and 28% Black. With that said, the U.S. population is 62% Caucasian, so you would think Caucasians would be committing more violent crimes against Asians. The black population is 12%, Hispanics are 17%, and Asians are 6% of the U.S. population... Now, there are Asians who wrong African-Americans. According to the Justice Department Chart, Page 13, Asians violently offending African-Americans is less than 0.1% of the time. Caucasian-Americans violently attack African-Americans 11% of the time.What about Asian-on-Asian crime? Well, according to the chart because we deal with facts and statistics, rather than feelings, 76% of violent crimes against Asians were perpetrated by non-Asians. This makes Asians the most victimized race in America... Violent crimes committed by non-blacks toward African-Americans was 30%. Which means Black-on-Black violent crime is 70%. At the same time, 38% of all crimes against Caucasian-Americans was committed by non-Caucasians. Crimes against Latinos by non-Latinos were 55%."
Liberals who refuse to look at per capita rates to preserve their delusions can't claim that whites commit more anti-Asian crimes than blacks, so this shows that white people are evil. They need to look for some other fudge

The Terry Pratchett theory of being poor

I see this quote being shared regularly:

"No economist will ever come up with a better description of why being poor is so expensive than Terry Pratchett. Such a great quote.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness."

Of course, real life is more complicated than this cute story.

For example, more than one study has found that expensive cars are less reliable than cheaper ones. This could be because more expensive ones have more complex electronics which means more things to break down.

In a similar vein, one study found that price is not a good predictor of how durable clothes will be, especially when the price of the garments is low, and another found that cheap clothes last as long as - or longer than - designer ones.

Luxury clothes brands in China also were found to perform poorly in quality control (though this being China, maybe something else was goind on).

More broadly, price is often a poor indicator of product quality, like with wine and store-brand food and beverage products, cheaper running shoes are actually better-rated than more expensive ones and price not making a difference for audio cables.

Addendum:

Most damningly,

Perceptions of product longevity: will it keep going and going...?

"'You get what you pay for' is an adage that suffers under scrutiny. Past research on the relationship between price and quality has largely found little or no correlation across products on the market... The conclusion is that consumers are poorly calibrated when it comes to recognising the true relationship between price and longevity. Their faith in the notion that they get what they pay for is little supported by market data...

Previous research has suggested that consumers are not well informed about the true relationship between price and overall product quality (e.g. Lichtenstein and Burton 1989)...

Over the years, past research examining the relationship between price and objective product quality (often designated price-objective quality) has reported the correlation between price and quality to be around .25 (e.g. Oxenfeldt 1950, Sproles 1977), but some reports have been much lower (e.g. Gerstner 1985). Tellingly, Riesz (1978) noted that more than 20 percent of the products examined had a negative correlation between price and quality, a clear indication that consumers don’t always ‘get what they pay for’. Replications in other countries have reported similar results (e.g. Faulds and Lonial 2001; Finlay, Hackmann and Schwarz 1996)...

To calculate the actual correlation between price and product reliability, we first determined the average price for the brands reported in the 24 issues of Consumer Reports from June 2005 to May 2007. We then matched those average prices with the observed repair incidences (figures adjusted so that a 5 percent repair rate was coded as a 95 percent ‘reliability’ figure). Our rationale for using aggregated brandlevel price data is that the repair incidence figures are also aggregated within brands. The correlations by category are reported in Table 1 (column 4). Then, using the technique described by Dunlap, Jones and Bittner (1983), we calculated the overall mean correlation between price and reliability. It was –.282, the negative sign indicating that as price increases, reliability of products tends to decrease. In other words, higher priced products are more likely to have lower levels of reliability, and by extension, less longevity...

Overall, higher quality was believed to be associated with higher prices by 64.2 percent of respondents across the 8 product categories...

Respondents tend to expect longevity to increase along with price in precisely the kinds of products where it’s least likely to be true...

Today, paying a higher price is less likely to ensure a long-lived product than in the past... What has changed since then? Part of the explanation no doubt resides in the fact that new products have entered the market since then, such as high end ‘professional’ appliances. In many cases the ‘commercial’ version of products are priced much higher than the regular ‘consumer’ versions, but perform no better (sometimes worse) and suffer from more reliability issues...

The reality is that across product categories the average correlation between price and quality is modestly positive (‘you sort of get what you pay for’), but the average correlation between price and longevity is negative (higher priced durable goods are less reliable). The conclusion is that consumers are modestly knowledgeable about the true relationship between price and quality, but poorly calibrated when it comes to recognising the true relationship between price and longevity. The fact that the actual range of correlations between price and longevity is wider than it is for price-quality correlations means that it is even more crucial for consumers to be well calibrated in their perceptions. Given the poor calibration of consumers in this regard, they tend to expect a strong positive price-longevity relationship in exactly the product categories where it is least likely to be true. In fact, their perceptions appear to more closely match with the actual relationship in the past when the relationship between price and reliability was rather stronger than it is today. The increasing complexity of products and the trend to differentiate models by additional features has made near-term prospects for an enhanced price-reliability association unlikely. Consequently, given the perfidious perceptions of consumers, when selecting products that they expect to be long lasting, many will suffer to learn their choices do not live up to their expectations."

Links - 1st December 2021 (1)

Hello, Please Stop Man-Bashing My Husband As A Conversation Starter - "I’m packing my groceries at the supermarket, trading toddler war stories with the checkout lady, as my own son wails in his trolley seat, because I stopped him from upending a magazine display.  But, when I let slip that my husband is cooking dinner tonight, the checkout lady makes this noise:
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA.” It’s a laugh, but one so loud and high and mocking that even my tantrumming son falls silent.  “Oh, excuse me, is it his majesty’s annual turn to cook tonight?” The checkout lady hoots. “I hope you’ve got backup fishfingers!  “Because they always ruin dinner, even when they’ve used every pan in the house. And do they wash up afterwards? Do they buggery. Hahahahaha.”"

Let children play! - "‘School almost “eliminates bullying” with breaktime ban on games.’ To me, this is like saying that getting rid of children’s play is a price worth paying if it means teachers can have a quiet life.   It seems that in the view of Charlotte Whelan, the headteacher at Hackney New School, the elimination of children’s breaktime is a great pedagogic achievement. She said of her school experiment, where games are banned in breaktime, that ‘a school without bullying [might] sound like a utopia, but it is achievable’.   I am a little suspicious of utopias, so I wasn’t surprised to discover that what certain school administrators describe as a utopia is actually a pretty dystopian situation in which children are not allowed to play spontaneously and freely with one another.   Instead of the usual breaktime, where children are able to release their energy by running around and messing with each other, at Hackney New School the kids ‘participate in supervised quizzes, poetry recitals and other activities, including chess and choir clubs’. In other words, the pupils are subjected to an intensively structured regime of constant supervision by adults.  Campaigners against bullying have long believed that the way to eliminate bullying is through more structured supervision of children’s lives. One of the supporters of banning old-style breaktime is Linda James, founder and chief executive of Bullies Out. She advocates ‘structured games, structured activities’, which she believes are better than allowing children to ‘wander… around aimlessly’. She warns that ‘unstructured games can sometimes lead to nasty comments, aggressive behaviour or children feeling left out’. James’ use of the term ‘unstructured games’ speaks to a hyper risk-averse mentality in the world of pedagogy today. There was a time when we simply said ‘play’ rather than using technical-sounding terms like ‘unstructured games’. What they call an ‘unstructured game’ is nothing more and nothing less than children playing with one another. From a technocratic perspective, it might look like children are ‘wandering around aimlessly’, but from the standpoint of common sense this is really kids messing about, exploring and probably getting into a bit of trouble. Precisely what childhood is about! Is it really worth trading off children’s freedom to play in exchange for the elimination of bullying? Real play – which is by definition unstructured – is an important part of child development. Children learn to test boundaries and to forge relationships through playing with each other. It is through independent play that they come to understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Through play, children develop a capacity for risk-taking, and an aspiration for freedom."

Why the Queen wears lime green for her most important occasions - "“She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen’,” the Countess of Wessex said in the documentary The Queen at 90. “Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the queen’s hat as she went past.”... Though trends don’t play a part in the Queen’s fashion choices, it proves that she certainly has the power to influence them. In the wake of that appearance, high street retailer JD Williams reported that sales of neon clothing soared by 134 percent."

Meme - "In the middle ages, the "shrew's fiddle" was used to punish women who were caught bickering. The "double fiddle" attached two people together face-to-face, forcing them to talk to each other. They were not released until the argument had been resolved."

Phil Nobile Jr. on Twitter - "My niece wants to know: if she donates her hair to Locks of Love, and the recipient of her hair commits a crime and leaves hair at the crime scene, will her DNA be found all over the crime scene and thus incriminate her? She's 12."

Gad Saad on Twitter - "Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure."
"Sleeping with individuals other than one's spouse is monogamy. Sleeping with men when you are a man is heterosexuality. A penis is a type of vagina. Pregnancy is virginity. Virginity is promiscuity.
Language can be so liberating when we are unshackled by shared semantics."
"Exactly. Violent crime is climate change. Open borders is climate change. Defund the police is climate change. People menstruate is climate change. Voting fraud is climate change. [I'll retweet.]"

Sen. Gillibrand tried redefining "infrastructure" to justify Biden's $2 trillion spending spree and got absolutely ROASTED 😂 - "Here, she's basically saying that "infrastructure" means whatever in the heck she wants it to mean to justify Biden spending trillions of dollars.... 'The border wall is actually infrastructure'"

Ted Cruz on Twitter - "Abortion is infrastructure. Gun control is infrastructure. Forced unionization is infrastructure. Whatever the Left wants is infrastructure. You know what’s not? Roads & bridges. ONLY 5% OF BIDEN’s “INFRASTRUCTURE” BILL IS ROADS & BRIDGES. 🤡🤡"

Pete Buttigieg says there is ‘racism physically built into’ America’s ailing infrastructure system

The Senate’s Infrastructure Bill Redefines ‘Broadband’ To Manufacture a Connectivity Crisis - "the new federal broadband rule is the equivalent of mandating that all homes have at least five bathrooms...   Ironically, the change in definition might actually make it harder to close the so-called "digital divide." As Joan Marsh, a vice president at AT&T, pointed out in March when the present debate over broadband definitions was first ramping up, setting poor standards can result in "overbuilding" that prioritizes faster access for places with already-fast connections rather than reaching the hard-to-connect parts of the country"

What Is Infrastructure? It's A Gender Issue, For Starters - "Past infrastructure jobs have been men's jobs...   "A lot of this is a big branding exercise," he said. "And if Biden can convince the American people that this actually is an infrastructure bill, its chances of passage are much higher simply because voters are overwhelmingly supportive of spending more money on infrastructure.""
Infrastructure is sexist! Time to tear it down!

Biden's $2T spending plan, billed as infrastructure bill, spends less than half on infrastructure - "less than $750 billion of the spending fits even a broad definition of infrastructure... "This plan is not about rebuilding America’s backbone. Less than 6% of this massive proposal goes to roads and bridges," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. "It would spend more money just on electric cars than on America’s roads, bridges, ports, airports, and waterways combined."... "It's hugely ironic because the leading Democrats have bashed corporate welfare and corporate subsidies for years, and they always claim that Republicans do corporate subsidies," Edwards told Fox News. "But in fact, Biden would subsidize corporations hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars with this plan.""

United pledged to diversify its pilot pipeline. Conservative outrage followed. - The Washington Post - "Less than 20 percent of United Airlines’ pilots are women or people of color — a statistic the carrier wants to change.  So United said last week that it had set a goal to train 5,000 new pilots, at least half of them women or people of color, at its new flight school over the next decade. In a statement, CEO Scott Kirby said those pilots would be guaranteed a job after completing the requirements of the airline’s pilot career development program, called Aviate."
Enough time has passed since Kara Hultgreen's crash for the lessons to have been forgotten
Of course, if a plane crashes due to inadequate training or talent it will be the fault of "white supremacy"

Allegations surface of inappropriate behaviour by former defence chief Jonathan Vance - "Canada’s top defence officials say they are troubled by allegations that former defence chief Jonathan Vance engaged in inappropriate behaviour with female subordinates...   Vance took over as defence chief in July 2015, at which point the Canadian Armed Forces was struggling with allegations of having turned a blind eye toward sexual misconduct in the ranks.  Vance’s first order as Canada’s top military commander was to launch an all-out effort against such inappropriate behaviour, which he continued to push during his five-plus years at the helm."
The lady doth protest too much, methinks

Meme - "Shrek Movies: Don't judge others by their appearance.
Also Shrek Movies: *laughs at Lord Farquaad*"

Sammy on Twitter - "Anarchism is anti Maoist
Anti Maoist is anti communist
Anti communist is pro fascist
Anarchism is pro fascist"
Tankie logic: anyone not a communist is a fascist

Apparently you can reheat pizza by turning your toaster on it’s side. : lifehacks
If anything spills...

Facebook - "Just a reminder that the 3 best-funded presidential campaigns in history combined for a grand total of winning an American Samoa primary and nothing else. Yet the far left keeps telling me Citizens United opened the door for corporations to buy elections."

irwin on Twitter - "I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Gopher, Netscape with frames, the first Browser Wars. Searching for pages with AltaVista, pop-up windows self-replicating, trying to uninstall RealPlayer. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

Gad Saad - Posts | Facebook - "Progressive epistemology of causality:
1) If a woman-led country fared comparatively well in the COVID crisis, this "proves" that women leaders are superior during a pandemic.
2) The number of US COVID deaths are strictly due to the incompetence of @realDonaldTrump.
3) If out of one hundred cities ranked on 10 metrics of misery, 99 have been governed by @TheDemocrats for the past 100 years, this proves nothing.
4) If the US had done well on COVID, this would be due to the policies of @BarackObama.
Any questions, bigots?
The mindset that I'm describing above is not restricted to a few undergraduate students who failed a critical thinking course. This is what most leading "intellectuals" have repeatedly argued. Professors are at times some of the dumbest people on earth."

Flag of Norway: the mother of all flags - "Well, if you type ‘mother of all flags’ into Google Images you’ll see many images of Norway’s flag with several other national flags marked out within it. These flags are: Indonesia, Poland, Malta GC, Finland, France, Netherlands and Thailand. Serbia & Montenegro is also there if you look at an old enough version – it would be directly underneath the Dutch flag on the image above. Also bear in mind that the Dutch flag is very similar to Luxembourg’s (and if you remove their coat of arms: Croatia and Paraguay) and Monaco’s is almost identical to Indonesia’s. In total that’s a minimum of nine current national flags which can be found within Norway’s."

D.Va's Thot Patrol - Posts | Facebook - "So Black Ops Cold War has caused a meltdown among Twitter losers for having an anti-communist premise. I'm not surprised at how pathetic these people are anymore." Apparently to the left, the video of Yuri Bezmenov warning of Communist infiltration is fake

Meme - "*picture of fish* Stage One: Initially, the sign (image or representation) is a reflection of basic reality.
*Baked fish filets* Stage Two: The sign masks a basic reality. The image becomes a distortion of reality.
*Fish nuggets* Stage Three: The sign marks the absence of basic reality. The image calls into question what the reality is and if it even exists.
*Swedish fish Oreos* Stage Four: The sign bears no relation to any reality whatsoever; it is its own pure simulacrum."

Meme - "I will never forget the look on hillary's face when she went into the home of a working class family"

Let These Mermaids Touch Your Dick Maybe by Riverhouse Games - "This is a game about dick touching, maybe. I should make that clear up front. If you're not on board with telling the story of a bunch of mermaids maybe touching your dick this may not be the best game to play right now and if that's the case, that's totally chill. There's so many games out there to play that don't involve mermaids possibly touching your dick, find one of those and have a blast, friend.

Meme - To Aliens: "So why do you keep abducting and probing our people?"
"YOU SENT US UNSOLICITED NUDES, A MIX-TAPE, AND DIRECTIONS TO YOUR HOME..."

Teh Tarik carbonara pasta as a new food trend? It's more likely than you think.
Yet so many Malaysians got upset over crispy rendang

In Quebec, lock your car or face a fine - "Sgt. Martin Fournel said MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais police have received 271 reports in the last five years about thefts from vehicles parked near tourist or commercial areas.  He said the fines are meant to prevent that.  Between 2013 to 2018, officers have issued 458 fines to vehicle owners who left keys in the ignition, left their cars unlocked, or a combination of the two...   MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais police have already earned a reputation for scanning parking lots for motorists who've failed to update their licence plate stickers."

Man wins French Scrabble championship without speaking a word of French - "The newly crowned champion of French-language Scrabble, faced a unique challenge going into Monday's final in Louvain, Belgium. After all, he doesn't speak French. At all.   Nigel Richards, of Christchurch, New Zealand, defeated a competitor from the French-speaking African nation of Gabon two games to none.   Richards, who works as an engineer in Malaysia, is no stranger to the crossword board game. He was the world champion of English Scrabble in 2007 and 2011, won five U.S. national titles, and is considered one of the world's top players...   His training involved memorizing the French Scrabble dictionary in about nine weeks."

Toucans are pretty weird, right? - "Toucans are pretty weird, right? I mean look at them, they’re all fucking beak.  But they get weirder.  Have you ever seen a toucan skull? I MEAN LOOK AT THIS THING THEIR BEAK IS TALLER THAN THEIR ENTIRE FUCKING SKULL"
"It gets worse: Without the added volume of feathers, a toucan’s beak is the size of the whole rest of its body put together. They are literally and without exaggeration 50% beak by volume."

Razor on Twitter - "The "Jesus Christ was a person of color lol" crowd suddenly very big on people from Syria being white."
On the Boulder shooter

Meme - "Can sex doll cook your meals? Can sex doll have your kids? Can sex doll wash your clothes? Can sex doll make your home? What's it? You'll are really triggered TBH ain't no sensible man that is buying that shit."
"So, cos of Sex Doll , y'all women suddenly think it's a woman's duty to cook, wash and take care of the home ?"

Daily Gondor - Posts | Facebook - "Barad-durFeed
Freedom of thought doesn't mean freedom from consequences
Some call it 'brutal repressions', but it’s a natural consequence of failing to conform
Every current (and future) servant of the Dark Lord enjoys nearly unlimited freedom of thought, as long as it's not not expressed in any way. Wrong facial expressions or, in some extreme cases, spoken words, can lead to just punishment. But how else can we eradicate orcophobia? Everyone must act as a willing and obedient servant to their overlords. It’s called basic decency, folks.
Trending now:
Saruman: 'extraordinarily disrespectful' to ask whether Uruk-hai violence has anything to do with murders in Gondor as (false) rumours claim"

Caleb Franz on Twitter - "US Internet Speeds 91% Faster in 2020 According to User Speed Tests"
"Is there anything more embarrassing than how wrong the Net Neutrality crowd was?"

James Christians on Twitter - "Tay K’s free. Why shouldn’t the Internet be? Twitter: $14.99/month Snapchat: $9.99/month Youtube: $19.99/month Netflix: $9.99/per movie Google: $1.99/per search If you don't want to pay extra for your favorite sites you need to be supporting #NetNeutrality"
From 2017

T@nkyes for successful rev0lut10ns | Facebook - "Yes, a Marxist-Leninist won in Peru
But he's a homophobe, so he's still trash and not a real comrade <3"
Ironic, given how Communism has historically punished deviants like homosexuals

Paul Watson quote - "Seafood is simply a socially acceptable form of bush meat. We condemn Africans for hunting monkeys and mammalian and bird species from the jungle yet the developed world thinks nothing of hauling in magnificent wild creatures like swordfish, tuna, halibut, shark, and salmon for our meals. The fact is that the global slaughter of marine wildlife is simply the largest massacre of wildlife on the planet."
Time to eat bush meat like seafood!

WWE fan takes his date to Monday Night RAW as she prepared for night of passion - ""When the guy I was seeing texted me "Monday Night RAW?  "So I planned for a night of intense pleasure but instead I ended up here..."  Attaching an image of a live RAW event"

Gad Saad on Twitter - "One thing that I've noticed in academia (having been a professor for nearly 27 years) is the extent to which people now preface a question that they are about to pose. In my days, it was considered baptism by fire for the audience members to challenge your ideas in a frontal and forceful manner (without necessarily being rude or impolite). Now, audience members apologize for 30 minutes prior to asking a banal two-second question because bruh questions are violence. The tepid gentle diplomacy breeds intellectual weakness."

Sargon of Akkad - Posts | Facebook - "Leftists have a 26,000-strong group dedicated to humiliating the "gun girl" woman over some silly high-school embarrassment, and have the absolute gall to have "no bullying" as one of the rules.  Your entire group is dedicated to bullying, you disgraceful hypocrites."
Just like the "be kind" people are usually savage beats, and anti-racists are the biggest racists

Meme - "Hi Betiful
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Send Meow Pic if Ur Thare
Vagne Pic?
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U R My Pussy Cat Dol!
Please Send Bobby for 34000 Rupees Maam
Bloody Slutwhore Father Fuck SEND NAKDE PIC Now I ASK MANY TIME?????
Please Send It Dying Frm Cancer Last Wish to See Ur Bob Then I Take Off Life Support So Can Die in Peace
Ok I Dead Now Fuck You Bich Bye Nevr Contact Me Again"

ʙᴇ ɢᴀʏ ᴅᴏ ᴄʀɪᴍᴇ on Twitter - "did you call your boyfriend daddy because you knew he was going to leave you too or was that just a coincidence"

What is that "one thing" you did as a child that still gets brought up to this day? : AskReddit - "When I was 7 my neighbor had a heart attack. I felt like I could have helped prevent it because I had saw a commercial advertising bayer aspirin and how it kept your heart healthy or something. I thought the doctors didn’t know about this miracle drug. From that day on, I wrote down every medicine commercial with a brief description of what the medicine did. One day at dinner my brother was complaining his hands were dry and itchy. I ran to get my notepad and told him he should try vagisil."
"When I was a wee lad, my family and I were at a restaurant. We were waiting an unusually long amount of time for a server. I stood on my chair, slammed my fist into the table and exclaimed “They’re not helping us cuz we’re black!”  We are not"
"My dad loves to tell this story about my sister: They were in line at a store and my sister who just learned nursery rhymes stands up in the cart and points to the very dark skinned lady at the register and starts singing "BA BA BLACK SHEEP" at the top of her lungs"
"When I was around 3-4 I used to try to seat people at restaurants. I also made my parents let me stand by the doors to the mall (with them right next to me) so I could welcome people to the mall. My mom brings it up WHENEVER she can."
"I used to jump on the ground sensors for automatic doors while someone was walking up to a store. I thought I was sparing them a huge burden."

Gingerswappingresponse - Posts | Facebook - "A black wife left her husband with 7kids because of their poor condition while a white woman, a tourist fall in love with him, married him and adopted the 7kids."
"Western women will either not date you for not owning a Mercedes or they’ll live in a fucking dirt hut for the virtue signaling clout. There’s no in between."

Meme - "When his height starts with 5'"
"When your weight starts with two hundred"
"@MeninistTweet thank you for ruining my life.
You should seriously feel like a piece of shit right"
Misogyny is holding women to the same standards as men - they can talk shit but no one can talk shit back

Meme - "Yer a WIZARD, Harry"
"I'm a wot?"
"A wizard gains magical power through training and study. A Warlock gains power through deals with supernctural beings. While a sorcerer has innate ability. Technically I'm a Sorcerer."
"Yer a nerd, Harry."

Unclaimed monies held by government agencies - "This register publishes unclaimed amounts with Singapore Public Sector agencies including Ministries, Organs of State and Statutory Boards. The public sector agencies holding on to these monies would very much like to return the monies to the rightful owners, but have not always been able to do so because they could not contact the owners despite repeated attempts to do so.  The public sector agencies have already made reasonable efforts to refund the unclaimed monies. These efforts include sending reminder letters and checking with the relevant authorities for the official addresses of individuals or companies.  If you have documentary proof that you are the rightful owner of the monies published, please approach the contact persons in the respective agencies."

Meme - "When You Tell Him Over the Phone That You're Built Like a Goddess but He Never Took Art History and Is in for a Shock
I Never Said *Which* Goddess"

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Groups - "The life cycle of groups:
"I'm gonna form a group to do good things."
"As the goodest of groups, we must make sure we do good things."
"We are the good group! We!"
"Things are good because we did them.""

Meme - "YOU HAVE "REALLY BAD ANXIETY' EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO CHEATING ON YOUR BOYFRIEND, DOING DRUGS AND POSTING LEWDS?"
"iTs hOW I COpe"

Meme - "Pride getting its own month
The other Six deadly sins"

Meme - "Neekolul @ @neekolul: $2,000,000 Apartment Tour (My New Apartment)"
"What happened to tax/eat the Rich?"
"2 million is not rich."
Rich is anyone richer than you

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Links - 30th November 2021 (2 - Biden-Harris)

Joe Biden on Twitter - "Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy is dangerous, inhumane, and goes against everything we stand for as a nation of immigrants. My administration will end it." [Ed: Added this later]
Facebook - "Scoop: Biden restarting Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy" "Turns out, governments too can get mugged by reality.  Just don't forget that these policies that were were maligned as "white supremacist" and "racist" under a different tribe, are now suddenly totally fine when enacted by the "right political team.""

Biden claims first job offer from Idaho lumber company, 'no record' of it - "President Biden said at a wildfire-focused event in Idaho Monday that his “first job offer” came from the local lumber and wood products business Boise Cascade, but the company says it has “no record” of that being true.  Biden, who is known for sharing memories that did not happen, said he regularly mentioned the job offer to his Senate colleague from Idaho, the late Democratic Sen. Frank Church... The Post was unable to locate any prior record of Biden mentioning the company — including in news clippings archived by the Nexis and Factiva databases.  Biden’s 2007 memoir “Promises to Keep” does not mention the company or a desire to move to Idaho.  It’s unclear where the Idaho application would fit in the president’s Delaware-centric legal and political career... Biden has a record of inaccurate or embellished claims. He dropped out of his first presidential campaign in 1988 due to a scandal involving plagiarism of speeches and a law school paper and controversy about claims he made about his academic record.  But as the nation’s oldest-ever president, Biden’s mental acuity also is a frequent matter of public debate.  Biden this month falsely claimed that he remembered “spending time at” and “going to” the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after the October 2018 mass murder of 11 people. After the synagogue said he did not visit, the White House said he misspoke and was referring to a 2019 phone call with the congregation’s rabbi.  In one infamous misstatement, Biden in 2020 claimed he “had the great honor of being arrested” in South Africa when he was “trying to get to see [Nelson Mandela] on Robbens Island,” where Mandela was in prison until 1990. He said Mandela thanked him for it. Later, he admitted that it was untrue."

Watch | Facebook - "Joe Biden locks onto a kid and creepily follows him, gropes him, and then wanders off like a demented idiot."

Jacobin on Twitter - "It’s good that Donald Trump lost. But the Left now needs to pivot immediately to opposition to the Joe Biden administration."
The circular firing squad of the left

Gad Saad on Twitter - "I often try to engage supposedly smart people about Trump. I ask them to explain their positions using policy arguments. You know, issues that matter. It is ALWAYS the same reaction. They just viscerally hate Trump. Hence by definition, @joebiden is "better." The more that I study human decision making, the more I'm disillusioned by people's shallow thinking. Again, this has nothing to do with Trump. I use him as a vehicle to demonstrate how emotions can hijack our cognitive system. Read The Parasitic Mind."

Joe Biden on Twitter - "You won't have to worry about my tweets when I'm president."
The Post Millennial on Twitter - "White House photo-op inadvertently revealed identites and locations of intelligence officials operating in the Middle East."

Joe Biden on Twitter - "We're eight months into this pandemic, and Donald Trump still doesn't have a plan to get this virus under control. I do."
Of course, liberals just blame the unvaccinated

Liberals Grow Impatient With President Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions - The New York Times - "“I would take this in the Biden White House as a giant, blinking red light that maybe what I’m doing is not right because Jared Kushner is finding ways to praise it,” said Benjamin J. Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser under President Barack Obama who worked closely on the 2015 nuclear agreement... After seeing Mr. Biden deliver a transformational $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, progressives are asking why his foreign policy feels so conventional. They worry that Mr. Biden and his largely centrist team of national security officials will disappoint the liberal wing’s desires for a new American foreign policy that relies far less on military power, de-escalates tensions with rivals like Iran and China, and places greater pressure — under threat of cooler relations — on allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel... as Mr. Blinken and Mr. Sullivan meet on Thursday and Friday with senior Chinese diplomats, some liberals also chafe at the Biden team’s hawkish stance toward Beijing, again warning that it has Trump-inflected confrontational tones and noting that Chinese cooperation is essential to fighting climate change... Ms. Lee is also among those weary of extended deadlines for withdrawals from Afghanistan like the one Mr. Biden hinted at on Wednesday.  “We’ve got to bring our troops home,” she said, “and we’ve got to do that quickly.”"
Naked tribalism - anything related to Trump must be bad
So much for someone who's been in politics for 40 years being revolutionary everywhere (though his domestic policy is a lot more radical)
Pretty sure many of those who were bashing Biden for delaying withdrawal from Afghanistan are now defending him and saying if he had withdrawn earlier the situation would've been even worse

Joe Biden is letting India down - The Spectator World - "What a slap in the face to a very crucial ally in a time of need. This is precisely the kind of America First jingoism that former president Donald Trump was constantly excoriated for, yet when it came to such a brazen example of nationalism from the current administration in response to a devastating crisis, the US media was largely silent."

Cernovich on Twitter - Harris: "Our Kwanzaa celebrations are one of my favorite childhood memories. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.   Whether you’re celebrating this year with those you live with or over Zoom, happy Kwanzaa!"
"Yes I’m sure that a mixed Indian and Jamaican household that *lived in Canada* was celebrating a holiday that didn’t even come into vogue until the early 2000’s."

Meme - "Last Week: "Why the idea we would coordinate behind the scenes with social media platforms to censor our political opponents is absurd! - Jen Psaki
This Week: "We're coordinating behind the scenes with social media platforms to censor people who spread medical disinformation." - Also Jen Psaki"

Biden flubs answer on foreign policy work, falsely says you WON'T get COVID if you have the shot - "Joe Biden overinflated the efficiency of vaccines, especially against the Delta variant, during his gaffe-filled town hall on Wednesday where he claimed the jab will prevent Americans from contracting coronavirus... Biden struggled at some points during his town hall to complete statements coherently as he lost his train of thought on multiple occasions... At one point, when talking about getting vaccinations approved for children under the age of 12, the president said: 'That's underway, just like the other question that's illogical. And I've heard you speak about it because you always – I'm not being solicitous – but you're always straight up about what you're doing.' 'And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you uh, um, are – why can't the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it's going to be – or, excuse me, we, we, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved by permanently approved. That's underway too. I expect that to occur quickly,' Biden continued as he fumbled over his words...
FACT CHECK REVEALS BIDEN FALSELY CLAIMED VACCINE WOULD PREVENT COVID AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HOLDS SIX-MONTH JOBS RECORD"

Charlie Spiering on Twitter - "Joe Biden says his multi-trillion dollar spending plans will reduce inflation "in the years ahead""

WATCH: Biden jokes about running over reporter after being questioned on Israel - "For four years, the mainstream media accused former President Donald Trump of "inciting violence" against the media for cracking jokes about them and criticizing them."

The Biden Administration Just Failed its First Science Integrity Test - "the Biden Administration announced “a return to science” in the form of “evidence-based estimates of the benefits of reducing climate pollution.” Technically, such estimates are called the social cost of carbon (SCC). The SCC is a quantification of the economic consequences of the emissions of carbon dioxide for use in benefit-cost analyses of proposed Federal regulations... rather than a “return to science,” the Biden Administration has continued a long-standing charade that not only violates its claim to uphold scientific integrity, but leaves its carbon price extremely vulnerable to legal challenge... a much more fundamental and immediate problem with the Biden administration’s current estimates — it is based on climate scenarios that are not just badly out of date, but reflecting a set of fictional worlds. Consequently, any SCC derived from such implausible scenarios simply cannot be justified as reflecting “best available science and data.” The Biden administration’s touting of the scientific quality of the estimate invites a legal challenge... The scenarios underlying the SCC estimates of the Biden administration envision cumulative carbon dioxide emissions that are far, far in excess of any plausible current expectation about the future. In fact, to even approach these massive amounts of cumulative emissions, the world would have to make it a policy goal to burn as much coal as possible over the coming centuries. That seems unlikely."

RNC Research on Twitter - "Joe Biden stumbles through introducing Germany’s Angela Merkel: “Second largest...longest serving chancellor”"

Is This Meandering Quote From Biden Real? - "During a CNN town hall, Biden said: "And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you are — why can't the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact — is going to be — or, excuse me — we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved, but permanently approved. That's underway, too. I expect that to occur quickly.""
I expected Snopes to call this "mostly false" and come up with some bullshit logic

Common Sense Extremists on Twitter - "“Elect Biden for a return to normalcy!!”
Biden selects a transgender to help make US health policy...."

Ronny Jackson on Twitter - "Prices are rising at the “fastest pace in nearly 13 years.” Meanwhile, the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress plan to ram through trillions in reckless, unilateral spending this year. Inflation will only get worse, CRUSHING the middle class!"

Escape The Echo Chamber - Posts | Facebook - "Trump’s bust in the Oval Office of the deeply flawed Andrew Jackson has been replaced by the deeply flawed Cesar Chavez, a man who shared Trump’s distain for illegal immigrants."

Meme - "The Biden admin's major economic success was dropping the cost of your 4th of July BBQ, but we can't even afford to drive there."

Pam Keith, Esq. on Twitter - "One of Biden’s first Executive Orders should be to prohibit the airing of FoxNews, Newsmax or OANN in any federally owned property or any military unit or installation, and to remove it from any cable plans that are offered in government owned business or housing complexes."
Imagine if Trump had banned CNN

Jen Psaki admits Biden taking impromptu reporter questions is ‘not something we recommend’ - "Biden held his first solo press conference on March 25, the 65th day of his term, following heavy criticism from the usually supportive media for not holding one. This marked the longest a president had gone without a news conference after taking office since former President Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. Biden has also been known to consistently leave announcements, speeches and other events without answering questions from reporters"

Biden brood already cashing in on Joe's presidency: Goodwin - "Biden family members are oblivious to conflicts and criticism because they’ve been swimming in swamp corruption for decades. The two brothers, Frank and Jim, and Hunter have made millions and millions based on selling the perception of access to Joe’s power... Any remaining doubts about Joe’s knowledge were erased by Tony Bobulinski. The former college wrestler and decorated naval officer went public about Hunter’s work with a Chinese firm and said he had two meetings with Joe Biden in 2017. As Bobulinski told me, Joe knew everything about the deal in the works, which, if true, supports his claim that our new president was to get a secret 10 percent cut. Bobulinski also said Hunter often referred to his father as the “big guy.”"

Lance Gooden on Twitter - "Kamala Harris: "Extreme progress” has been made at the border.
Border Patrol: 911% spike in illegals on trains in Del Rio Sector.
Choose who you want to believe."

Harris’ hopeless ‘root cause’ prescription for the border - "It’s worse than we thought: Vice President Kamala Harris just identified the “root cause” of the surge in illegal migrants at the southern border: climate change...   Not a mention of the corrupt governments that prevent economic progress — and are sure to pocket the bulk of any foreign aid meant to develop those economies or make their farms more “resilient.”  Nor did she touch on the gangs that terrorize the common people there, giving them more urgent reason to flee.  Seems like the Biden administration’s strategy isn’t to back more competent leadership and tie aid to real-world results. It will be to pour even more cash into the Green New Deal and throw another billion at bad governments."

Harvard poll: 80% see border disaster, want Trump closure restored, reject teaching critical race theory - "In a new Harvard/Harris poll, an overwhelming 80% said that illegal immigration is a serious issue and one that needs more attention than what President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris are giving.  What’s more, 68% said that signals from Biden’s White House are encouraging illegal immigration, and 55% believe that former President Donald Trump’s border closing policies should have been left in place... And despite liberal media efforts to dismiss the debates in school districts around the country over the teaching of critical race theory, the poll found that it too was a hot issue.  “On schooling and education, another sleeper issue, 61% do not believe students should be taught that America is structurally racist and is dominated by white supremacy”"

Biden Cabinet Is Historically Diverse Compared To Trump, Obama : President Biden Takes Office
Liberals: judging people by the colour of their skin etc

Thread by @RealSpikeCohen on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App - "You asked for it, so I'm giving it to you:
My review of @JoeBiden's Cabinet Picks!
SPOILER ALERT: they're what you would expect from Jim Crow Joe, one of the architects of every oppressive policy to come out of DC for the past few decades."

There's a better way than Biden's unrealistic, expensive climate pledge - "For the past 30 years, the global approach to climate policy has been making grand promises and later mostly failing to live up to them. At his World Leaders Climate Summit, President Biden promised to cut about twice as much carbon as what Obama promised, which was hailed as decisive and bold climate action.  This is equivalent to decreasing an additional 1.5 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas annually by 2030 beyond Obama’s commitments. But what would this achieve? Let us assume that Biden and future presidents manage to get emissions cut as promised by 2030. And let us assume miraculously that the many future presidents from 2030 to 2100 manage to continue that feat.  If we use the standard UN climate model, it turns out that Biden’s new promises will reduce warming by the end of the century by a rather small 0.07°F — from say 7.2°F to 7.13°F. Biden told us that his climate policy would make Americans more prosperous. That is implausible. If climate policies really were making us richer, everyone would scramble to shed fossil fuels and pile on the renewables. Instead, his own summit showed the need for arm-twisting even just to make a few of the participants promise expensive new policies...   The President’s own price sticker is $2 trillion on climate policy over his first term. This is equivalent to spending $1,500 per American every year on climate, while one survey shows that most Americans are unwilling to spend even $24. That is not politically viable long term. However, the real story from the climate summit isn’t Biden’s 0.07°F reduction, but China, India and other developing nations’ unwillingness to promise new carbon cuts, because they are more focused on development and getting their populations out of poverty. These countries matter, because they will make up three-quarters of this century’s emissions, and they cannot spare trillions for climate policy."

Stephen L. Miller on Twitter - "Biden’s @MoomersIceCream  order: double-dipped waffle cone with vanilla chocolate chip."
"FWIW this is right after we found out that Russia perhaps hacked the RNC and Biden said he had no idea about it."

Gad Saad on Twitter - Biden: "A Cabinet that looks like America."
"Yes! Yes! Yes! Using immutable traits as the key means by which we celebrate our politicians. I do feel somewhat unsafe though in that I am not seeing anyone who looks like me (a Lebanese Jew of my height and skin tone with green eyes)."

Dr. Jill Biden on Twitter - ""How did you get this number?" Those were the first words I spoke to Joe when he called me out of the blue on a Saturday in 1975. I’ll be speaking tonight at the #DemConvention. I hope you’ll tune in!"
The choice of feminists!

James Lindsay - Posts | Facebook - "I'm to understand that for Sam Harris to consider Biden a threat on par with Trump, he'd have to tweet support for a conspiracy theory. Black Lives Matter is demonstrably a conspiracy theory, called liberationism, built on a tower of transparent lies... Biden explicitly connects Covid-19 to systemic racism. This is a conspiracy theory. It is a conspiracy theory that has led our schools of public health and many public officials to declare "systemic racism" a "public health threat" demanding immediate action. Here, Biden tweeted a left-wing conspiracy theory about Russia and our elections. We spent millions of dollars and years of insanity-inducing time indulging this conspiracy theory... Biden flirts with, as he often does, a conspiracy theory that Trump is encouraging and enabling the production of a dangerous or bogus Covid-19 vaccine."

Energy Secretary Granholm on Colonial Pipeline Disaster: "If You Drive an Electric Car, This Would Not Be Affecting You" Voters are correct: Biden is to blame for inflation - "Inflation is soaring, and voters blame President Biden. A Morning Consult poll in late October showed 62 percent of registered voters believe Biden’s policies are to blame for rising prices on everything from turkeys to gasoline to apartment rents... supply chain problems persist, for sure. But when the main culprits driving inflation are energy (up 30 percent from last year), accelerating rents and ongoing worker shortages, sourcing difficulties are not the whole story. Policy blunders perpetrated by the Biden White House have made a bad problem worse. For instance, oil prices are higher for two reasons. First, U.S. production has declined by about two million barrels per day since 2019, even as demand has recovered from the COVID-19-induced downturn. Oil markets are global, so the fall-off in output would not necessarily jack prices up, but our declining output needs to be offset by an increase elsewhere. Enter OPEC, which has not restored output to the level necessary to bring down prices, despite repeated pleas from Biden. Meanwhile, Biden has done a lot to discourage a resurgence in U.S. drilling and production. He has cancelled pipelines, threatened oil and gas producers with higher taxes, taken promising acreage out of play, such as the Arctic Natural Wildlife Refuge, slow-walked leasing and new drilling permits and, most recently, imposed new methane-curbing rules that make drilling more expensive. What sensible person would invest in the oilfield in the face of such unrelenting hostility?... Another boost to inflation came from housing. With “shelter” accounting for some 40 percent of the CPI, economists have warned that fast-rising home prices would eventually seep into higher inflation readings... One reason home prices have been increasing at nearly 20 percent per year is that the Federal Reserve has continued to buy up $15 billion worth of mortgage-backed bonds each month, keeping mortgage rates artificially low. The result has been a booming market, driving home prices, and now rents, higher... Biden does not control the Fed, but he has made no secret of his preference for the easy money policies that have helped prop up the economy, and the stock market. Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s term ends in February; Biden has recently interviewed not only Powell but also Fed Governor Lael Brainard, a known dove and Obama appointee, for the position. That these are the only two candidates he seems to be considering sends a clear signal. He will choose growth over stability, even if it means that inflation continues to accelerate. Unhappily, Powell is listening. Finally, Biden has not only encouraged monetary excess, but has also endorsed big-spending packages that have put money in consumers’ pockets but also kept workers on the sidelines. The biggest shortage we have in this country today is labor. The labor participation rate is mired at 61.6 percent, 1.7 percentage points below the level in February 2020. Studies have shown that the slew of benefits contained in the Cares Act and subsequent relief bills, including incremental unemployment benefits, expanded child tax credits and rent moratoriums, have offered Americans up to $100,000 per year while not working. These payments may have been necessary early in our recovery from the pandemic, but no longer are needed. A recent analysis of Biden’s proposed Build Back Better bill shows the legislation could create even more disincentives to work, sidelining millions of Americans. This would drive the cost of everything even higher."
One Biden supporter claimed that since Biden was continuing old policies, it wasn't his fault and we should blame Trump. Apparently if the situation changes and Trump's policies are no longer a good idea, we should blame Trump when Biden continues them

Crude-Oil Futures End Up 2% on Keystone Progress - WSJ - "Oil futures rose 2% Wednesday after TransCanada Corp. said the southern leg of its Keystone XL pipeline is nearly complete"
From 2013
Biden supporters tell us that less than 8% of Keystone was completed when Biden cancelled it so Biden's cancellation can't have affected oil prices. Apparently the oil futures markets hadn't gotten the memo that Keystone had to be completed for news about it to affect oil markets back in 2013, when even less than 8% of the pipeline had been completed"

EDITORIAL: Biden's playing pipeline politics | Toronto Sun - "His first act on becoming U.S. President was to scrap the Keystone XL Pipeline, a move that massively damaged Canada’s energy sector. Last month, however, he gave the green light to Europe’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline when he lifted sanctions imposed by Donald Trump, who worried it would hand too much influence to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Eastern European countries such as Poland fear Russia will use the pipeline as a political weapon and give it even greater influence in the area. They say there are already four pipelines in place that could adequately supply Europe, but Russia is deliberately withholding supplies in order to gain approval for the Nord Stream project. Britain is suffering a crippling energy crisis and last week accused Putin of “choking supply to win approval of the pipeline,” with Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting it would have “security implications for the continent.” So not content with undermining Canada’s energy security, Biden has now created a European crisis as well. This comes at the same time this country has been forced to invoke a 1977 treaty to force Biden to the table for talks on Enbridge Line 5. This critical piece of pipeline infrastructure ships Canadian crude, refined products and natural gas liquids to the U.S. Citing concerns that the line runs under the Straits of Mackinac and could leak into the Great Lakes, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer revoked Enbridge’s right to operate the pipeline and ordered the company to halt the flow by May. Enbridge has ignored that order. Most legal experts side with Canada, saying the 44-year-old treaty clearly gives this country the right to keep the pipeline flowing. Enbridge and Michigan were in court-ordered mediation until Michigan halted that process in September. Biden needs to decide who his friends are. He must come to the table and end his shameful betrayal of Canada – America’s biggest trading partner and oldest ally. Instead, the President plays nice with a Russian dictator."
To liberals, out of sight [in Europe], out of mind

As Millions of Americans Wait in Gas Lines, These Hollywood Celebrities Are Protesting Pipeline Construction - "The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline has highlighted the vital role oil pipelines play in meeting the energy needs of Americans. If left-wing Hollywood celebrities get their way, more of them would be shut down for good, potentially throwing the country into an energy crisis. A-list stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Jane Fonda are among the numerous celebrities who have recently backed the closures of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines — both of which former President Donald Trump tagged as vital components to energy independence... Biden administration secretary of energy Jennifer Granholm admitted during a press briefing on the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack Tuesday that the best way to transport fuel across parts of the country is through pipelines."

CBS News reporter pleads with Biden at White House: 'When will you take our questions?' - "President Biden left the White House podium again Tuesday without taking questions, a familiar scene for frustrated reporters, except this time they let him know how they feel... Several journalists shouted questions at Biden to try and get him to turn around, and one reporter's voice stood out. "When will you answer questions about your meeting with Xi Jinping and other leaders?," CBS News Radio correspondent Steven Portnoy pleaded as Biden walked out of the room. "When will you answer our questions, sir?" It's been a week since Biden's summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but the former has yet to remark on what was discussed in their meetings, Portnoy noted in a follow-up on Twitter... Biden has previously avoided taking questions after press conferences on the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, poor job reports, the rise in inflation, and the Democrats' reconciliation bill and what it will mean for the U.S. economy Instead of staying for questions on the multi-trillion-dollar package last month, Biden told reporters, "I'll see you in Rome," before jetting off for summits in Europe."

Premarket stocks: Why Joe Biden can't do much to ease gas prices - CNN - Julia Horowitz
Premarket stocks: Oil prices are finally falling. Thank China and Joe Biden - CNN - Julia Horowitz

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