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CHINESE NOT CHINA

My only focus now is Chinese. Not China. Chinese.

I know all I need to know about you. Your history is irrelevant to me. It’s too long. Easy to get lost in long history.

I know your weakness. I know your strength. Your weakness and strength are equal, not the same.

I know you’re losing time so try to catch up too fast. I’m watching you as you follow yourself into your own nightmare wanting to be brave.

Punishment makes the punisher stronger, then weaker, then weakest, then weaker than the punished, till the punished rise to defeat the punisher with punishment.

Again the cycle continues.

Chinese tired and sick of body and mind from punisher, punished, punishment. All the time punish.

Chinese want no more. Ah peace. Yes. Punishment no. Punishment ah bring no peace only sorrow.

The time for talking is over. China thinks it just began. That’s how slow China is. That’s China’s weakness.

China look stupid because China slow. Enemy throw up hands. We get our China way.

No. Negotiation is over. You had your way too long. It didn’t work. Now it’s our way.

China too long. Now okay. We talk.

No, go home. Make Chinese people happy. No punishment. The door will open on its own.

China open now.

No. China’s not open. Chinese not happy yet.

Will be happy if China open.

Say who?

China.

Wrong answer.

China still too long?

Yes.

Next time you knock China door no open.

China still punisher.

Ops. Okay, okay. I see. Reward better than punishment.

No punishment is the reward. Chinese must work for everything else the same as everybody else.

What China Strength?

Persistence.






 

 

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THE NEW HIGH MEANS LOWER THAN LOW

I keep hearing people in government positions as well as in the general populace justify their own bad behavior by Donald’s Trump behavior.

“Well, look what Trump did?” is their response when called out on their own bad behavior as if his behavior justified theirs.

Somebody else’s bad behavior does not justify yours. Where does that even come from?

When he went low you didn’t go high, you went lower.






 

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Are Doctors Too Cozy with Drug Companies? – The People’s Pharmacy

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Are Doctors Too Cozy with Drug Companies?

Article revised 3/22/2017 – Terry Graedon May 20, 2007

Free Lunches DO Make A Difference!

Finish reading: Are Doctors Too Cozy with Drug Companies? – The People’s Pharmacy


HWH Comment: I hear more stories about trips to warm places with beaches or casinos than I do pizza lunches. Although they usually give the office workers the lunches and the doctors the expensive get-aways. A few times a year – all expenses paid.

The doctor, not the pharmaceutical company, should be treating the patient.

The pharmaceuticals and doctors have the same relationship that grocery stores and food manufacturers have. The brand name will pay a price to have their product strategically placed in the grocery store, or even placed at all. Smaller companies don’t have the same sway nor can they afford to pay to place their product. It’s like a mafia operation, you want me to sell your product in my store or chain of stores, then you have to give me something.

The pharmaceuticals do the same. Both are unethical and give larger companies an advantage, but when you’re health is being parlayed about the country (and out of the country) at swanky resorts, golf courses, high price hookers and fine dining with expensive wine, one needs to take a hard look and support zero tolerance for these actions.

No payment in any form to influence in any way the drugs doctors use on their patients. Period. No discussion. End it.

They keep saying it doesn’t make any difference. Yeah, that’s what Madison Avenue has been saying since they started Ad Agencies. People won’t buy a product because they advertise it. We all know that’s not true. Just pointing it out, that a product is there that nobody knew about is necessary as a foundation from which they begin the process of the Ad.

After that, it’s crap shoot. With some people, no matter how much they see a product advertised, they won’t buy it, because they don’t want it. Others can be persuaded to buy a product they wouldn’t otherwise have bought, simply by knowing it exists, knowing that others buy it, or because they fell for the Ad design.

Some drugs known to be harmful dinosaur drugs are still being prescribed because of the kick-backs.

When you have to pay a doctor to prescribe a drug, then you aren’t selling a very good product. Go back to the lab, make a better drug absent all the horrific side effects and the drug will sell itself. Pharmaceuticals are lazy. They want the next new drug on the market before it’s ready and they don’t care who gets killed or permanently damaged or how much they have to pay doctors to sell it.

The promise of money, trips and gifts is intoxicating, especially when you don’t have to lift a finger. All the doctors have to do is get out their prescription pads and bells start ringing as their net worth increases while they daydream of the next beach resort including every amenity – a dream come true with nothing more than a stroke of their pen.

The pharmaceuticals can’t influence the patient, but the doctor can. If a patient doesn’t want a drug that a doctor gets kicked-backed for, the doctor acts in an angry and impatient way that signals the patient they better do what the doctor says. Only problem there, besides the threat implied by going against a doctor’s instruction is the patient ends up not taking the drug. They buy it, but they don’t take it.

When the patient eventually tells the doctor, the doctor gets vindictive. That’s a common occurrence in the medical profession and a problem that nobody talks about.

Time too address vindictive doctors – and nurses.

It’s the kick-back that motivates the doctor to be kind to the patient, not the prescribing of the right drug for the patient. Success to them is you taking the drug, not you getting cured. Their reward is a trip not you feeling better.

Pharmaceuticals don’t give kick-backs for every drug they make – only some of them. Still, a pharmaceutical agent rarely arrives at the office empty-handed. Like your family, they want to be the distant uncle or aunt who visits now and then – always bearing gifts, so you never forget them.






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Setting The Record Straight: IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.

But are we talking about African slavery? King James VI and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next door neighbor.

The Irish slave trade began when James VI sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies.

By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves…

Finish reading: Setting The Record Straight: IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES






 

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LOGIC 101

I see, hear and feel you.

Do you see, hear and feel me?

If you say yes, I know you’re lying.

You see, hear and feel only yourself. But yourself isn’t getting you what you want as quickly as you want it.

So you tell everybody else they had better see, hear and feel you or you’ll destroy them.

That’s the epitome of stupidity right there.

Abuse will get you what you want?

Your lying truths will get you what you want?

Because why?

It worked on you and got you what you wanted?

Then why demand of others that they get you what you want, when you already have what you want?

Logic 101.






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CHINA TWIG

You break like a brittle twig

because you lack life

because you take life

instead of give life.

Chinese broken.

Chinese break easy.

Chinese selfish – must control every detail from destruction to death.

Chinese have no God, so devil enters easy.

Fry a dog. Chew a leg, break the panda’s back. Jump up and down. Eat your baby’s foot. All for no luck.

Disgust rages black and yellow sting bees behind the back of the mirror locked to roses falling like frozen rain jackets smeared with molten blood to throw the devil baby soldiers so I can see the moving targets.

Wrapping them in blankets won’t keep them still – so you must do the kill – all for evil, while evil laughs at your arrogance and pities your rich black and yellow slaves wanting more.

I killed my first soldier tonight sent to kill me.

I feel free, not liberated – not yet – there will be others.

At least now I know I can do it – without hesitation – with ease actually.

One move over the line – and any hope for negotiation was gone.

I moved swiftly with only one person, with only one purpose – to kill my assassin.

Three came – 2 walked away. Three leather jackets – black hair, the gold shining on their M.E. skins shined dull as they were neutralized.

Two pandas to go. Extra sauce please.

No. I want them alive in cages.

 






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Video of ‘chubby’ tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think

U.S.

Johnny Lieu,Mashable Thu, Feb 23 9:30 PM PST 

Finish reading: Video of ‘chubby’ tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think


HWH COMMENT: The dark side is the live animal feeds.

What kind of person can do that? Carry a live, breathing, feeling animal into a tourist attraction park and throw him/her to the lions for the sole purpose of watching an animal tear apart and eat another animal live? They’re not there out of compassion for their hunger. The tigers are obese. They want to keep the tigers wild, barbaric like them. Otherwise they’d feed them bagged food. They tried to eat the drone, so that’s proof that they’ll eat just about anything. Feed them soy meat. China’s rich, they can afford it. Chinese and other Asian Orientals want to experience horror, while they stay safe from it – that’s the attraction.

A scary person, with a scary mind, that’s the kind of person who can do that. Scarier is a country that allows it. Scarier than that is a country of like-minded people. A barbaric country. A country that is numb to the suffering of others. A country that enjoys watching animals suffer is a dangerous collective. And this is the country that said a few days ago that they wanted to be the country that establishes the new world order, with China making the rules. Read about it here: https://qz.com/916382/chinese-president-xi-jinping-has-vowed-to-lead-the-new-world-order/






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PAL-ISR = 50/50 or PALIS (that’s the deal)

Memo to President Donald J. Trump

[50/50]

1A – Borders Currently Confirmed. The borders of Palestine and Israel are all the currently confirmed borders of all surrounding existing countries, such as Egypt, Jordan etc. plus the sea and air-space as recognized by those nations (according to the United Nation’s rules and regulations, applying one to all recognized nations). Those are the borders of Palestine and Israel.

2B – Dividing The Land. Fifty-fifty. Contiguous. The history no longer matters. The group, all the groups, no longer matter. The individual and the masses are and will be the only focus. All land not a part of any surrounding country gets divided fifty-fifty.

3C – The Right Of Return. Every refugee or family or friends of refugees are allowed to return to any place inside those currently confirmed borders, but they need to pay their own way, and pay to rent a dwelling or purchase a piece of land and/or dwelling at fair market prices determined by the governing forces of Palestine and Israel.

Palestine decides how many states they want under the Federal umbrella of Palestine (one or more). Each state must be contiguous.

4D – Capital. Jerusalem belongs to the world. The world owns Jerusalem. A non-military zone. The land of Jerusalem is owned separately by an International Assembly of Cultural Peoples, for the Advancement of the Five Principles.  Democratically elected members of the International Assembly will govern Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is nobody’s capital city. Tel Aviv can move anywhere within it’s fifty percent borders. Palestine can make their capital anywhere within it’s fifty percent borders.

Now you have two countries living side by side, each with a capital city, each with their own governments, each with air and sea space that they control as facilitators of commerce. And the world owns Jerusalem.

OR…

[PALIS]

Sounds like Paris. Implies something royal, like a palace. Palestine and Israel. The Jews rejected Ispal, so now they get placed on the other end, instead of at the beginning. Each get four letters and share the fifth: ‘P’ = power. If you want me to pursue this further I will, and you know who I’m talking to. Though I think it’s best that we don’t. All right you asked for it.  I know you’re going to point out that Palestine has more letters, which puts you at a disadvantage. Though Israel minus the R is contained in Palestine, and Palestine is contained in Israel minus the PETN. ‘E’ is repeated. ‘I’ comes before ‘P’ so that should even out the extra letters in Palestine. Okay, so 9 plus 6 equals 15, an odd number, but that’s if you count ‘E’ twice. If you leave it out, that makes equal for both with nothing to share. Okay count it twice. Then, that’s 7 for each of you with the 15th shared. That’s enough!! This little game of yours is over.

Face it, conditions on the ground are not your obstacle to resolution. The obsessive compulsive component of your personalities is all that stops you. The world is going to think you all insane with all this silliness. For years the right of return was the last problem under consideration. We make it the first. Times have changed. Last comes first.  Just as you couldn’t form a new government in Germany while the Jews remained in concentration camps around Europe, you can’t form a new Palestinian/Israeli State while Palestinians remain in Camp Gaza and Camp West Bank. The multitude of Palestinians incarcerated in concentration camps in Gaza and the West Bank are to be released, not in ten or twenty years, but NOW.

You were rescued from concentration camps. Now it’s time to dismantle your own. It’s disgusting how you repeated your own history by making nobody forget, lest it happen again, all the while you were doing it. You did it. Face it. Now change it before a group of nations similar to those who freed you, decide to free the enslaved Palestinians.

Now. 

Jerusalem becomes a state, like Vatican City, governed by representatives from all groups, somewhat like the United Nations. It will become an International gathering place. Everything outside of Jerusalem will exist as one state, one nation called Palis. All peoples will work together for a common goal of peace and prosperity for all. All religions and ethnic groups will be respected and honored, as Palis becomes an example to the rest of the world, a blueprint for integration and positive, prosperous change–a melting pot that turns away no one.

I can see Palis as the capital of the United Middle East. What a sight! Look what they’re doing in Dubais on a piece of land the size of Rhode Island.

The Jews were rejected, the Palestinians rejected. You do have something in common. Put the brakes on the repetitive chatter in your minds my little Palis babies, and get your little buzz butts busy planning this spectacular Oasis. “You can do it. I know you can.” What? You can’t change the name? Since when, my little Maccabees?

It’s time for the Maccabees to come out of the closet. Look Maccabees up in the bible if you don’t know what it means. They occupy a whole section. There’s a reason why Italian Jews look different from English Jews, Indian Jews, African Jews and Danish Jews. It’s not only because they were born in their respective countries, it’s because they really are part Italian, English, Indian, African and Danish.

Most of us don’t know that at some point along the way we have some Jew in us. Sorry to burst your pure race minority bubble scam, but it’s time to drop that poor us, tiny little group of persecuted people, sympathy card that you use as your calling card in the pursuit of all you covet.


 





 

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D-T and IRAN et al

Why would you want to scare the entire world just because you have a right as a sovereign nation to develop the same military weapons that other countries have?

Why do you chant Death to America in unison, then protest temporary and/or partial bans on certain Muslims from countries entering the USA that support death to Americans?

You want the USA to stay out of your business, then stay out of theirs. No?

Why do you want Muslims to come to America if you hate Americans and America and want to see all Americans dead?

Is your long-term goal to infiltrate the Land of the Jews? It certainly isn’t to integrate, since you bring your multitude of prejudices with you and keep them alive within your communities. Prejudices against women, children, other animals, other religions, anyone not Muslim.

Arrogance is the biggest of all prejudices and Muslims have it in spades – no matter where they live they look down their noses at everybody not like them, just like Jews thinking they are the chosen ones, thus more worthy than everybody else, since God sees them and talks to them.

To Muslims/Arabs: Why do you answer all questions regarding you with another question? Saudis do that arrogant thing too. It’s irritating. What are you trying to hide? Why no commas in your speech pattern? So nobody else can get their opinion heard? Are you so much better than anybody else that you don’t have to answer anybody’s questions regarding their fear of you, thus all Muslims? That’s how a prejudice spreads – when questions, valid questions, go unanswered, like we’re supposed to think the best of people who chant Death to Americans?

I know you’re response. A question regarding numbers of people for vs numbers against. But we don’t hear the voices of those against, and frankly, at this late date, who would believe those positive speaking voices, when the words are attached to agendas.

Saudis played a big part in 9-11 by rejecting their troubled son instead of working with him, like American families would have done, to direct his anger in more appropriate ways. It all starts in the families doesn’t it? Americans, then, have a valid concern about the structure of the Muslim families and while in America what control the family exercises over their sons and daughters as well as cousins and aunts and uncles.

President Obama recently clearly indicated before leaving office, that white people in America will have to continue to suffer the effects from slavery done years ago. For many years to come we white people will all be punished for crimes we had nothing to do with and never supported. We weren’t even born. Most Muslims agree that white people now alive should pay a price.

Obama comes from a Muslim family, but even if he didn’t, American blacks are big on punishment – when they’re the ones administering it. So that means that all Muslims, involved or not, will have to suffer for many years to come for the attack against America on 9-11. The mastermind and primary instigator wanting to rule the world via terror, that his Saudi family decided to disown instead of nurture, Osama bin Laden, orchestrated that attack. Obama must be consistent if he wants to be taken seriously after his eight year reign as President of the USA.

What are all you Arab nations doing to stop terrorism against Americans? We’re not all Jews, so stop using the argument that because Jews run America, then Muslims need to be with their Jew brothers and sisters – both Semites – to fight off all the anti-Semites of the world. The Hatfields and the McCoys hate each other but can’t live without the other. That’s the Arabs and the Jews (Muslims and Jews, however you want to parse it, in whatever order).

What differences are the Iranians trying to bridge with the Americans? Religious, cultural, sociological? Any? You just want opportunity you can’t get in your own country? The cradle of civilization? The baby in that cradle had to go to America to grow up, get a job and make money? They can’t do it in Iran?

The ‘unison’ part is what scares Americans. Every Muslim in the world having to bow five times a day at the same time to Mecca, no matter where they are in the world, tells Americans that Muslims have a supreme leader who has rules and laws that supersede the rules and laws of any other nation. The coming to America and not wanting to be American is what scares Americans.

The mob mentality scares Americans, because in every mob is one individual who will take extraordinary measures to get their point across.

People acting as one group instead of thinking as individuals scares Americans. The USA is a country of individuals with individual rights and freedoms. Why would you want to come to a country you hate? Why would you want to make all Americans fear you before you get here?

Why do you hold over America’s head your threat to pursue the making of a nuclear bomb?

Sure, the USA has nukes and they threaten to use them. “Nothing is off the table” they always say and they’re always wrong in saying it.

When the USA threatens to use nukes against the negotiating party, by saying in advance that “all options are on the table”, then where’s the parity?

No preconditions means that nuclear weapons and suicide bombers are on the table.

All sides want to negotiate from a position of strength.

The USA has nukes and is the Godfather to countries who do the USA favors by fighting terrorism the USA way. These countries are indebted to the USA for the protection the USA provides when these countries need to be protected from their enemies.

What’s Iran’s position of strength?  Suicide bombers and an over-worked and over-used historical philosophy that created then destroyed civilization with its arrogance. Oil used to be and short-term will continue to be, but too much oil sucked from the desert, over too long a period is going to cause catastrophic collapses in the earth.

Nukes and suicide bombers off the table in any negotiation worldwide if the USA doesn’t want to see a proliferation of such weapons. That is the only viable precondition.






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D-T’s ART

There really is an art to your deal. So far so good. The style is likable and uniquely yours. You work from the perimeter inward and from all points outward. Good.

You’re complicated and unpredictable, but not really.

The world and/or community leaders who come out early to call you unpredictable like to rubber stamp stuff, so will be the toughest to negotiate with. They’re too accustomed to the stamp – they lack originality. They think they gave you a gift by calling you unpredictable (your own words), so will want an early return. They demand your attention. They don’t have a viable plan.

Those who wait will want to be rewarded for waiting before giving you respect. They have a plan that only benefits them.






 

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Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors 

Posted in COMMENTARY, DONALD TRUMP

WELCOME HOME

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20 JANUARY 2017

Welcome to your new jobs, Donald and Melania Trump – President and First Lady of the United States of America.

May your Gods bless you in all the work ahead of you to make our country an example of goodness along with greatness for the rest of the world.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer, animal-free chef






 

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Judge Napolitano: The Obama Administration Takes a Parting Shot at Personal Freedom

On Jan. 3, outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order directing the National Security Agency — America’s 60,000-person-strong domestic spying apparatus — to make available raw spying data to all other federal intelligence agencies, which then can pass it on to their counterparts in foreign countries and in the 50 states upon request. She did so, she claimed, for administrative convenience. Yet in doing this, she violated basic constitutional principles that were erected centuries ago to prevent just what she did.

Here is the back story…

Finish reading: Judge Napolitano: The Obama Administration’s Takes a Parting Shot at Personal Freedom


HWH Comment: Being an African American one might think that Loretta Lynch would be more sensitive to the freedom rights of individual Americans. That doesn’t appear to be the case here. That it was done in secret should alarm everybody.

The NSA spies on all American citizens. Sending that information at will into foreign countries that could and will intercept it puts every American citizen at risk of harm as well as being spied on by foreign countries simply because the USA is spying on us. The USA spies on vastly more innocent people than questionable people, which makes this secret move by Loretta Lynch all the more dangerous and potentially harmful to USA citizens.

I hope Donald Trump revokes this secret order that puts every American citizen in danger.






 

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The Crimes of SEAL Team 6

Behind the heroic narratives of SEAL Team 6 is a darker, more troubling story of criminal brutality and war crimes.


Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team 6 is today the most celebrated of the U.S. military’s special mission units. But hidden behind the heroic narratives is a darker, more troubling story of “revenge ops,” unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities — a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command’s leadership…

Most SEALs did not commit atrocities, the sources said, but the problem was persistent and recurrent, like a stubborn virus. Senior leaders at the command knew about the misconduct and did little to eradicate it. The official SEAL creed reads, in part: “Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.” But after 9/11, another code emerged that made lying — especially to protect a teammate or the command from accountability — the more honorable course of action…

Finish reading: The Crimes of SEAL Team 6






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TERROR ON THE LOOSE – IN BRAZIL’S PRISONS AND BEYOND…

Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes

‘Brazil is getting out of control’ warns police investigator after a series of horrific massacres by rival drug gangs sweeps the country’s penitentiaries.


The men on the prison roof laughed as they raised a hand-painted flag emblazoned with the initials of two of Brazil’s most dangerous drug gangs. In the yard below, other gang-members hacked the heads off prisoners from a rival mafia faction and lined them up in a row.

The horrific scenes were filmed on a mobile phone during a jail riot on 1 January in which 56 prisoners were butchered near the Amazon city of Manaus – the first in a string of violent incidents in Brazilian prisons this year.

The next day, four more inmates were killed at another prison in Manaus. Five days later, 33 prisoners died at a prison outside Boa Vista, in Roraima state in the far north of Brazil. Then, early on Sunday morning, four more prisoners were killed in another Manaus jail which had been reopened to accommodate prisoners transferred after the 1 January massacre.

In a country long used to violent crime, the savagery has appalled Brazilians: local media reports have included footage of of dismembered corpses, and messages scrawled in human blood.

Police and prosecutors have warned that a war between rival gangs to control Brazil’s lucrative drug trade has escalated to a new level of brutality – and there are signs that the battle has already moved from the country’s overwhelmed prison system to Rio de Janeiro, where it threatens to destabilise a city already reeling from a rise in violent crime.

“If security agents don’t exercise caution, there is a great chance of a bloody conflict happening all over Brazil,” Josmar Jozino, a journalist who has written extensively about organized crime, wrote on security site Ponte…

Finish reading: Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes | World news | The Guardian






 

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COLD TRUTHS

When the democrats reacted with venom, violence and vengeance to the news of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, I knew how Chris Darden felt after the O.J. Simpson verdict was handed down to a cheering Black America community. I thought we were better than that.

Chris Darden and I share something in common. We both woke up to a cold, scary truth: We believed our people to be kinder, better, fairer, more decent than they are.






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The Government in Las Vegas Is Now Powered by 100% Renewables

Las Vegas now powers all of its 140 government buildings, streetlights, and facilities using renewable energy sources such as hydroelectric turbines and solar panels. Las Vegas joins a number of other cities and countries emerging as global leaders in sustainability by making the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

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WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

In the current D.C. climate on Russia, all relevant journalistic incentives encourage and reward false news.


IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.

The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the editor’s note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and there may not even have been malware at all on this laptop…

Finish reading: WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived






 

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It Was Only a Matter of Time: Scientists Found a Way to Reverse Signs of Aging

IN BRIEF
  • A new experiment looks into the possibility of replicating stem cell-like conditions through intermittent expressions of genes in order to reverse the signs of aging.
  • As a result, human skin cells in a dish looked and behaved young again, and mice with premature aging disease were rejuvenated with a 30% increase in lifespan.

READ MORE: It Was Only a Matter of Time: Scientists Found a Way to Reverse Signs of Aging






 

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ROBOTS DRAW BLOOD – VIDEO






 

 

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DOCTORS TRAINING ON MANNEQUINS – VIDEO






 

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ON TAIWAN

Congratulations to Donald Trump for breaking the Taiwan Embargo. You go guy!

The USA has historically supported pro independence policies for those who pursued them. A One China Policy is hypocritical to USA values. However, because the USA fears China, they bow to their demands, whereby a USA president cannot even speak to a high-ranking Taiwan official without first clearing it with dictator China by giving them a bunch of stuff they don’t deserve.

This fear spills over, boils over, generalizes to relations with other countries and Peoples. For instance, the USA fears Muslims, so the USA media and politicians jump all over anyone who justly criticizes them, stating as their reason that Muslims won’t snitch on their families and may even bomb us if we criticize them. What is this all about?

That’s like the American Black threatening to burn cities unless they’re given affirmative action for crimes committed. Then in a way to placate them, these same terrorists are given around the clock cable T.V. coverage again stating their demands: We’ll ask you nice once, then if you don’t do as we say, we’ll make you give us what we want, which translates to burning cities. That’s terrorist talk and we give comfort to the friends of the terrorists after each terrorist decides to become a martyr for the cause by forcing a police officer to shoot them by putting a police officer in harm’s way.

The USA government tells the populace not to fear, but then acts in a fearful manner themselves by placating the terrorists.

No other nation on earth has earned its independence more than Taiwan. But look, Taiwan doesn’t seek total independence. Listen to what they want. It’s time to talk it over and come to a mutually beneficial and acceptable agreement for those two parties only. The USA should have no say except to facilitate fairness. China needs to stop acting the dictator and owner of the Taiwanese people and their land and property. Humble demeanor from both sides is required here.

Donald Trump needs to talk to all world leaders, including so-called enemies of the USA. The first talk should be absent any preconditions for that initial talk. If the other side has preconditions, then the talk will not take place, until preconditions are dropped. That’s how trust is built.

The USA needs to stop fearing reprisal by other nations for standing by its values and beliefs. They need to stop fearing segments of their own populace who commit acts of domestic martyrdom and domestic terrorism.

Good first move Donald Trump.






 

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So Long, Animal Testing? Researchers 3D Print the First Heart-On-A-Chip – VIDEO

 

Harvard researchers have 3D printed the first-ever “organ-on-a-chip” with integrated sensors.

These organs-on-chips, also known as microphysiological systems, have great potential for in vitro tissue engineering and drug screening research.

The development is also a promising substitute to traditional animal testing, which could result in saving innumerable lives lost in clinical trials.

Further, printable tissues can eliminate unforeseeable variables in clinical trials for treatments, accelerating approval of new drugs.

The easily repeatable process can be customized to create other types of organs. This innovation has potential to impact in vitro tissue engineering, drug screening research, and animal testing.

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Cockroach Milk — One of the Latest Superfood Contenders

Cockroach milk has quadruple the nutrition value compared to cow’s milk, and may be tapped to feed the world in the future.

By Dr. Mercola

There are superfoods, and there are superfood fads. They come, and sometimes they go. One of the latest? Cockroach milk. Sound delish, doesn’t it? It must be a hoax, or gimmick, or play on words, right?

Well, look at some of the most prestigious science news sources and you’ll see it’s no joke. In fact, there are those who assert that cockroach milk — yup, from the “brood sac” of the female Pacific beetle cockroach — may even be among the most nutritious substances on Earth. According to NPR’s The Salt, cockroach milk is:

“Three times richer in calories than buffalo milk (the previous top contender for the most protein- and calorie-rich milk) … So could a competitive health-food market that already stocks cow, goat, almond, soy, cashew, hemp, rice and coconut milk now see cockroach milk as the next superfood?”1

Apparently no other insect species is like this one. Scientifically designated as Diploptera punctate, this genus of cockroach is the only one known to be viviparous, i.e., to give birth to live young that developed in her body (as opposed to laying eggs), or to nurse her offspring. CNN notes:

“Like other viviparous creatures, this species of roach nourishes its growing embryos with a protein-rich liquid secreted by its brood sac — the roach version of a uterus. Soon after the embryo ingests the liquid, protein crystals develop within its midgut.”2

The pale golden liquid from the crystals can, if one were interested, actually be extracted from the little beasts…

Finish reading: Cockroach Milk — One of the Latest Superfood Contenders

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Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

By Lisa Rapaport

“So the negative effects on immune functions appear to be lasting,” Grandjean said. “Sadly, there is very little that an exposed resident can do, once the exposure has led to an increased amount of PFASs in the body.”

(Reuters Health) – Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of industrial chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a U.S. study suggests.

The chemicals – known as PFASs (for polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances) – are used in products ranging from food wrappers to clothing to nonstick cookware to fire-fighting foams. They have been linked with an increased risk of kidney and testicular cancers, hormone disruption, high cholesterol, and obesity.

“PFASs are a group of persistent manmade chemicals that have been in use since 60 years ago,” said lead study author Xindi Hu, a public health and engineering researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Once these chemicals get into the water, they’re hard to get out, Hu added by email.

“Most current wastewater treatment processes do not effectively remove PFASs,” Hu said.

The problem may be much more widespread than the current study findings suggest because researchers lacked data on drinking water from smaller public water systems and private wells that serve about one-third of the U.S. population – about 100 million people, Hu noted…

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The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

A never-before-published NSA manual makes it clear that malware released by a hacker group this week came from the spy agency.

THE NSA LEAK IS REAL, SNOWDEN DOCUMENTS CONFIRM

ON MONDAY, A HACKING group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the NSA. Based on never-before-published documents provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept can confirm that the arsenal contains authentic NSA software, part of a powerful constellation of tools used to covertly infect computers worldwide.

The provenance of the code has been a matter of heated debate this week among cybersecurity experts, and while it remains unclear how the software leaked, one thing is now beyond speculation: The malware is covered with the NSA’s virtual fingerprints and clearly originates from the agency.

The evidence that ties the ShadowBrokers dump to the NSA comes in an agency manual for implanting malware, classified top secret, provided by Snowden, and not previously available to the public. The draft manual instructs NSA operators to track their use of one malware program using a specific 16-character string, “ace02468bdf13579.” That exact same string appears throughout the ShadowBrokers leak in code associated with the same program, SECONDDATE.

SECONDDATE plays a specialized role inside a complex global system built by the U.S. government to infect and monitor what one document estimated to be millions of computers around the world. Its release by ShadowBrokers, alongside dozens of other malicious tools, marks the first time any full copies of the NSA’s offensive software have been available to the public, providing a glimpse at how an elaborate system outlined in the Snowden documents looks when deployed in the real world, as well as concrete evidence that NSA hackers don’t always have the last word when it comes to computer exploitation…

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Turkey Has Made it Legal to Have Sex With CHILDREN After Lowering Age of Consent to 12

The Constitutional Court has ruled to annul a provision that punishes all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 as “sexual abuse,” stirring outrage from academics and women’s rights activists who warn that the decision will lead to cases of child abuse going unpunished.

The Constitutional Court discussed the issue upon an application from a district court, which complained that the current law does not discriminate between age groups in cases of child sexual abuse and treats a 14-year-old as equal to a four-year-old.
The local court said the law does not provide legal consequences for the “consent” of victims in cases where the child victim is from 12 to 15 years of age and able to understand the meaning of the sexual act. “This creates an imbalance between legal benefits and sanctions that should be preserved in crime and punishment,” the application stated.
With seven votes against six, the Constitutional Court agreed with the local court and decided to annul the provision. The decision will come into effect on Jan. 13, 2017…

Finish Reading: Turkey Has Made it Legal to Have Sex With CHILDREN After Lowering Age of Consent to 12 | Viral Women

HWH Comment: Muslim women should come out from hiding behind their hajibs and burkas, and fight for the rights of their girl children. The women are as sick as the men.

This is a bunch of mumble jumble. There is no deterrent if there are no consequences. The court removed the deterrent without replacing it with an alternative. Their stupidity is frightening.






 

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THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT SHOWS THE WORLD IT’S TERRORIST TENDENCIES BY SHOWING NO MERCY TO THE INNOCENTS

U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Coalition Bombed a Hospital in Yemen Supported by Doctors Without Borders

HWH Comment: Do you think the Saudis are trying to show the USA and the world who they really are, what they really do, what values drive their behavior? Does anyone continue to doubt that Saudis think that they rule the world because they rule the oil wells, and as a consequence, nobody can touch them? Anybody ever hear of the Saudi Mafia?

The bombing of hospitals, schools and bridges cannot be accepted as the cost of doing war. The world must stand united in fighting terror, but must also stand united when so-called peaceful countries cross the line into that darkness, by inflicting the same pain on the innocents as the terrorists inflict. This pattern of terror inflicted by the Saudis must not go unchallenged. A condemnation is not strong enough. To any Arab it is a slap in the air. It means nothing and has no effect.


AFTER THE U.S.-BACKED, Saudi-led coalition bombed a hospital in Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders on Monday, the U.S. State Department offered a rare condemnation of the coalition’s violence.

“Of course we condemn the attack,” said Elizabeth Trudeau, a spokesman for the State Department.

The State Department has previously deflected questions about coalition attacks by referring reporters to the Saudi government — even though the U.S. has supplied the coalition with billions of dollars of weapons, and has refueled Saudi planes.

Trudeau also stressed that “U.S. officials regularly engage with Saudi officials” about civilian casualties — a line that spokespeople have repeated for months. Saudi Arabia has nevertheless continued to bomb civilian sites, including homes, markets, factories, and schools.

“We’ve also encouraged them to do their utmost to protect entities protected by international law, such as hospitals,” said Trudeau.

But for the Saudi coalition, bombing medical facilities has become business as usual. In October, the coalition bombed an MSF-supported hospital in Yemen’s Haydan district, destroying the only emergency medical facility serving 200,000 people. (Doctors Without Borders is also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF.) In December, airstrikes destroyed an MSF clinic in Taiz while doctors were treating the wounded from a nearby Saudi airstrike in a park. And in January, the coalition destroyed a hospital in Razeh district, killing five people — and killing an ambulance driver working for MSF later that month…

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TRUMP ON TORTURE

TRUMP ON TORTURE

Hey, I’ve got an idea.

Why not have one of Donald Trump’s sons undergo what is currently not considered torture, but still practiced at black sites – black prisons – CIA holding companies|facilities around the world?

The real deal. Stress positions, sensory deprivation, loud noises, temperature extremes, sexual humiliation, the whole nine yards. Then have him report back to father on what he thinks torture is and isn’t.

You don’t have to do the water-boarding, just all the other stuff.

I get Trump. He doesn’t want to show his cards to the enemy. He’s not going to reinstate torture. He’s trying to get a rise out of somebody.

Actually, the definition of torture as it currently exists, excludes a lot of stuff I would regard as torture. It’s a narrow definition.

Trump and Clinton both need to read up on what the USA considers torture – in detail. It’s not enough for Clinton to criticize Trump for saying he would bring back torture, when the USA still tortures.

You can’t say that we don’t torture, like Obama repeatedly does, when we do torture.

It’s like Obama saying he closed Guantanamo Bay prison, when he didn’t. It has never been closed, so he didn’t close it, and neither did anybody else. Yet he said he closed it. In his mind, he thinks he closed it, because he signed an executive order to explore lawful options.

That’s not the same as closing anything. Actually Trump uses the same technique that Obama uses – beating around the bush.

Executive Order 13493 of January 22, 2009

(e) Mission. The mission of the Special Task Force shall be to conduct a comprehensive review of the lawful options available to the Federal Government with respect to the apprehension, detention, trial, transfer, release, or other disposition of individuals captured or apprehended in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations, and to identify such options as are consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.

To see the original order: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-01-27/pdf/E9-1895.pdf






 

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IN AMERICA…

President Obama needs to stop using his power and influence as president to tell all of America how to vote. It’s dictatorial and controlling.

Obama who talks freely about the doom and gloom perception of America espoused by Donald Trump is engaging in the same doom and gloom strategy by fear mongering to voters about Trump’s mental state. Not fit to run, not fit to be president, says who in a free and open democratic society? Anybody can grow up to be president, remember?

Obama had eight years to make a difference. Better that he spend the remainder of his last term making up for lost time, instead of vicariously running for president again – this time against Donald Trump.

Keep your bad blood to yourself. It’s ugly to see you stoop –  as POTUS – just to get even. We need a president now. Be that person and stop the insanity with Trump. People are beginning to see how easily Trump gets under your self-professed thick skin and the thick skin of Hillary Clinton.

What’s most offensive is the use of a Muslim family as a recruitment tool for other Muslims wanting to martyr themselves – why not for us rather than against us?

At the DNC a father lamented that had Donald Trump been president, his son could not have martyred himself as a human shield to save other soldiers, since they wouldn’t have been in the USA.

I would have preferred a more antiwar sentiment, seeking peace over sacrifice. Instead we got a Pakistani family whose mission it was to take down a major USA political candidate, before the entire world, with no plan except the destruction of a person. How rude.

In America anybody can grow up to be president or choose to martyr themselves in defense of the nation. One isn’t any more or less worthy than the other.






 

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Tech trends that will impact your home | TechCrunch

Imagine walking through the bathroom door at 7am and the shower starts itself at optimal water heat and pressure. The thermostat adjusts when you enter the room. Want a new bathroom tub? What if you could 3D print it? High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live.

While interior design once relied on color schemes and playful accents, new tech trends are completely revamping how we design, build and live in our spaces. Even more, they’re having a social impact, enabling users to reduce their carbon footprints and increase efficiency as they go about their daily lives.

3D printing, virtual reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) have just recently began to appear in our houses, but they’re making an incredible impact. So what capabilities do these tech trends have? And what will they look like further in the future?…

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DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher | Financial Tribune

DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher

The Department of Environment is seeking the maximum punishment for a poacher charged with killing a Persian leopard cub in Mazandaran Province.
Speaking to ISNA, Ali Teymouri, director of the DOE’s Hunting and Fishing Office, said the hunter will most likely be sentenced to three years in jail and fined 800 million rials ($22,800).

“We request the maximum punishment for the perpetrator,” he was quoted as saying.

“The protected animal is a rare species and was killed in Kiasar National Park.”

Teymouri noted that Ma Insurance Company has proposed giving 600 million rials ($17,000) to DOE to help accelerate the implementation of effective conservation measures in the area.

Over the past eight years, more than 166 leopards have perished across the country. Road accidents, hunting and poisoning by shepherds trying to protect their livestock are the main causes of death.

A study spanning four years found that 71% of all Persian leopard fatalities were attributed to illegal hunting or poisoning. Reduced prey population and shrinkage of the natural habitat are other factors threatening the graceful, but imperiled, big cats…

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WWF Roars Out Against Tiger Farming | Big Cat Rescue

WWF: Tiger Farming in Asia Must End; US has Role to Play

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is using International Tiger Day today to call on governments across Asia to investigate all tiger breeding centers and close any operations involved in the illegal tiger trade. WWF is also calling on the US to do more to address its own large captive tiger population.

Closure of operations in Asia linked to illegal tiger trade, commonly referred to as ‘tiger farms’ to distinguish them from legitimate zoos or captive breeding facilities established for conservation purposes, would significantly boost efforts to save the world’s remaining wild tigers.

According to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), there are more than 200 tiger breeding centers across Asia ranging in size from tiny to huge. These centers, spread across China, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, jointly house between 7,000-8,000 captive tigers – far more than the estimated 3,900 tigers left in the wild.

Many of these tiger breeding centers – which often include entertainment attractions like Thailand’s notorious Tiger Temple – are likely to be involved in the illegal trade of tigers and tiger products, particularly given their incredibly high operating costs. They undermine efforts to protect wild tigers and to halt the illegal trade by complicating enforcement activities, and by normalizing and legitimizing the sale of tiger parts and products, which in turn drives up demand…

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Record number of wild animals rescued and released in Scotland | Discover Wildlife

The number of wildlife casualties in Scotland returned to their natural habitats has more than doubled in just over five years.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity, the Scottish SPCA, released 4,651 wild animals in 2015, compared to just 1,881 in 2010.

This is partly due to the charity’s £3.5 billion relocation to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross in 2012.

Colin Seddon manages the site. He said: “Releasing wild animals fit and healthy back to their natural habitats is always our aim wherever possible, so these statistics are incredibly encouraging.”

The move to the new centre has enabled the charity to deal with a larger volume of rescued animals than ever before, as well as increasing the diversity of species it can take in, from orphaned foxes and otters to injured deer, seals and birds of prey.

The charity has also invested heavily in increasing the size and capabilities of its rescue team, which means it can respond to a greater number of call-outs and deal with them efficiently.

“At Fishcross we benefit from on-site veterinary facilities, which means we don’t have to move animals once they are here, keeping human interaction and stress to an absolute minimum,” said Seddon.

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Report Finds Circus Animals Are Denied Lives ‘Worth Living’ | Mental Floss

A new report commissioned by the Welsh government has concluded that traveling circuses fail to meet legal standards for animal welfare [PDF]. The researchers say there is ample scientific evidence to support a ban on the inclusion of wild animals in circuses and other traveling shows.

Lead author Steven Harris—who researches ecology and animal population management at the University of Bristol in the UK—and his colleagues Jo Dorning and Heather Pickett had been studying the ethics and practicalities of animal welfare for years when they were approached to write the report. The government wanted to know what the scientific literature had to say about wild animals in circuses, and whether major stakeholders like conservationists, zookeepers, lawyers, and animal trainers felt the same way. They were especially interested in learning if circuses and other traveling shows were consistently meeting the requirements set down in the UK’s Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The researchers reached out to 658 experts and organizations around the world for feedback. The pool included 138 animal trainers and circuses (ATCs); 206 animal welfare–focused lawyers and veterinarians (LVs); 107 employees of related non-government organizations (NGOs); 144 scientists; and 58 staff members from zoos and wild animal sanctuaries. They sent all the participants the same questionnaires, which included questions about living conditions, signs that animals were healthy, and which practices were good or bad for animal welfare.

The results revealed a substantial gulf in opinions and beliefs, with ATCs and NGOs on one side and scientists, lawyers, veterinarians, and sanctuary staff on the other. ATCs in particular were more likely to believe that animal training (which frequently relies on violence and other negative stimuli) was not stressful for wild animals and that frequent transport from show site to show site was actually good for them. Scientists, veterinarians, and other animal experts disagreed.

Analysis of the questionnaire responses and scientific literature on the subject led the researchers to a number of troubling, yet unsurprising conclusions:

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Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump

One time when J.D.’s mom took exception to something the boy said in the car, she hit the accelerator and sped up to 100 miles per hour, screaming that she was going to kill them both. When he jumped in the backseat hoping to protect himself from the impact, he recalls, she instead pulled the car over “to beat the s- -t out of me.” The evening concluded with Mom being hauled away in a police car.

One of J.D.’s stepdads, Bob, though kindhearted, had a bad case of “Mountain Dew mouth.” Half his teeth had fallen out, the other half were black, brown and misshapen.

J.D. and his people are called rednecks, white trash, hillbillies. But Vance made it out of the holler, way out. The Marines led him to Ohio State, then Yale Law School and finally a job as a principal at a Silicon Valley investment firm. Looking back on his youth, and all he fled, yields a frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.” It’s a superb book given an extra layer of importance by its political reverberations: When Vance returns home these days, he sees yard after yard festooned with Trump signs.

Nancy Pelosi says blue-collar white men vote “against their own economic interests” because of guns, gays and God, “God being the woman’s right to choose.” The Washington Post noted that this group does care about gun rights more than the average voter but it’s a myth that their views on gays and God differ much from everyone else’s, and Pelosi’s regal dismissal of the bitter clingers is not only too reductive, it’s an attitude that drives voters away from the Democratic Party…

Finish reading: Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump – Kyle Smith | New York Post


HWH Comment: This white guy Kyle Smith may think it’s okay to call poor white people white trash, but this poor white person thinks he’s a racist for doing it. Just because hillbillies call themselves names, doesn’t make it alright for everybody else to do the same. Blacks call themselves names too. He could easily have said ‘niggers’ are flocking to Hillary Clinton, but he didn’t and won’t because he’d be out of a job and maybe a city or two might be burned to the ground as a result, maybe even another cop sacrificed would be on the menu.

Kyle Smith likes to shock people, especially when he knows there won’t be any adverse consequences and especially because the author of the book uses the term, but there is such a thing as decency in writing, and responsibility in reporting  on what somebody else has written in a tasteful, non-offensive way.

Women don’t burn cities either when you call them ‘cunts’, but it’s a disparaging term and not many writers would use it. That Kyle Smith thinks it’s okay to disparage anyone through the written word, shows he’s not much of a writer or a communicator when he has to resort to abuse to shock somebody into reading one of his articles.

Kyle Smith knows nothing about tasteful or communicating effectively.

Yeah, niggers are flocking to Hillary Clinton and white trash to Donald Trump. The word trash denotes inhumane. It’s something you dump, something you throw away as worthless. There’s nothing about nigger or even kike that denotes or even connotes the same worthlessness as trash. Trash is by far the worst. The term white trash is racist by definition. There is nothing good nor useful about that term.

Hillbilly is different unless used in a disparaging way.

Kyle Smith knew that as he wrote this trashy piece of worthless writing, as if he was writing a book review – using a review format to cover for his slick and slimy need to disparage poor white people – that served only to stink up the New York Post.

And shame on J.D. Vance for stereotyping his own people in such a disparaging way. He may claim that he’s just being honest and I will argue that many a people who claim honesty aren’t telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They tell a portion of it, leaving out the honest parts that would complete the picture or story. Maybe you all should note that there are lots of poor white people who don’t live in the hills of any state. And there’s more that defines a person than the number of teeth they have.

When I first came to Cleveland I was called white trash by an irate black woman, shaking her finger in my face after I caught her stealing. I did not think it was okay, nor did I take it lightly.

For Kyle Smith to put the term in the title was over the top. To use apostrophes instead of quotes was misleading – whose quote was it anyway? To use it in the same sentence as Donald Trump was passive-aggressive writing meant to influence and harm, not enlighten, suggesting that Donald Trump was white trash via association with those who support him – another bias.

Find a new profession, Kyle Smith.

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Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

ZIKA MOSQUITO

…Five things to know about the bug: FIRST IN AFRICA Aedes aegypti is a small, dark, hot weather mosquito with white markings and banded legs. Scientists believe the species originated in Africa, but came to the Americas on slave ships. It’s continued to spread through shipping and airplanes. Now it’s found through much of the world, including cities across the southern United States…

…A CITY DWELLER Aedes aegypti has an unusually cozy relationship with people. While other species thrive in more rural areas, or at least in parks and gardens, this is a domesticated species — sort of a housecat mosquito — accustomed to living in apartment buildings and city centers. It prefers biting people to animals and likes to feed indoors, during daylight hours. It doesn’t venture far. Researchers say it doesn’t travel more than a few hundred yards during its lifetime — usually two to four weeks…

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Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland’s image to the world

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday.

July 22, 2016
“It really puts us in a different light with a different image,” the mayor said at a news briefing. Police reported a total of 24 arrests during the four-day convention that ended Thursday night, a surprisingly low number that can be attributed to a massive police presence and to safety concerns that discouraged protesters and visitors from coming to Cleveland this week…

Finish reading: Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland’s image to the world


HWH Comment: It’s unfortunate that we live in a time where it takes thousands of law enforcement personnel and military in addition to extreme barricades and procedures and millions upon millions of dollars to keep people safe during a political convention that promised to attract thousands of violent protestors.

That it costs so much in time, money and services to keep Cleveland from being burned to the ground does not make me feel secure. It only proves the volatile time we live in whereby these measures are needed to keep the peace.

Where is the discipline by those who would do humanity harm to advance their cause in the name of their lives mattering more than yours, when they need the presence of a literal army to prevent them from acting on their annihilist urges?






 

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A No-Slaughter Leather Startup Just Raised $53 Million

LAB-GROWN LEATHER: A MORE CULTURED CHOICE

Brooklyn-based startup Modern Meadow, founded in 2011, has secured a total of $53.5 million in funding to grow leather in labs—instead of from livestock.

The cruelty-free business model could end the slaughter of animals for leather goods, but it also has another benefit— cutting down on the physically and chemically intensive processes needed to produce leather using traditional means.

Biofabrication also allows them to “design, grow, and assemble collagen” along with other proteins to produce leather that is biologically identical to traditional leather, minus the unwanted details that make traditional leather processing toxic.

“We’re making a material that has no hair flesh or fat on it. So the liming and toxicity you see elsewhere in the leather trade is eliminated,” Modern Meadow CEO and co-founder Andras Forgacs noted.

And because the laboratory fabrication process gives them more control, designers could order leather with specific characteristics rather than simply choosing from what’s naturally available. This flexibility would help the company secure its market and achieve their goal of becoming the world’s go-to source of leather.

But leather is not the only thing Modern Meadow will be growing in the lab. They are also growing meat, because Forgacs is a firm believer that growing leather and meat together is a more cultured choice than slaughtering animals.

Finish reading: A No-Slaughter Leather Startup Just Raised $53 Million






 

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PRESIDENT OBAMA FEARS HIS OWN PEOPLE

White Lives Do Matter, Black people. Get used to it. We care about you, that means you need to care about us.

Appropriation of Black culture? How about that cell phone you’re using or those shoes you’re wearing or the schools you go to or the jobs you get through Affirmative Action? How about that gun you carry? Who made that? How about the laws passed that enable you to carry a gun? Who got those passed?

No Appropriation of White culture going on there? You can’t own a word. You can’t own a culture. You can’t own a hair style. You can’t own knowledge and experience. You can’t own your family nor your church. You can only own you.

This isn’t Africa. This is the United States of America. You can’t corral people into a barn, lock the door and set the barn on fire every time you get “upset”.

Further the cause of civilization and the entire world won’t have to fear you. Right now they do, and rightly so.

Black Lives Matter became a terrorist organization the minute they marched in front of the world screaming “death to cops”. Barbecued is how they want them.

The massacre of those five police officers was a terrorist plot and action, and continues to be condoned by Black Lives Matter and most American Blacks.

The fact that President Obama and his administration dismissed it as a crime committed by a demented person who was just upset doesn’t change the reality of what occurred. Obama practically justified the retaliation part, making his eulogy for five White police officers, assassinated because they were White, a political speech for Black Lives Matter. The toughest he could get was, ‘hey if you engage in actions like these, it won’t help the cause.’

President Obama still can’t say that he’s half White. He knows the rampant racism in the hearts and minds of his Black people. He knows that they would turn on him in an instant and bad things could happen. So he says he has a White mother instead. Poor Mom. All her sacrifices and that’s how she gets treated by her son who became President of the United States, who  shouldn’t be fearing anybody, not with all that power.

That shows you his own personal lack of courage. He fears his own people. So why should White people not fear his people?

He tells us not to fear them, then why does he?






 

Posted in COMMENTARY

NATO Preparing For ‘Hot’ War Against Russia 

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has accused NATO of preparing for a “hot” war against Russia and says rhetoric from alliance’s leaders is pushing the two sides toward a military confrontation.

“NATO has begun preparations for escalating from a Cold War into a hot one,” Gorbachev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying on July 9.

His comments came as NATO leaders met in Warsaw for the final day of a summit, where the alliance endorsed a new major deployment of armed forces to Eastern Europe that Moscow has fiercely criticized.

NATO says the move is a response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and its backing of separatists fighting Kyiv’s forces in eastern Ukraine.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on July 9 that the alliance does not see any “imminent threat” against its member states but that it does not enjoy the “strategic partnership” with Russia that it pursued after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Finish reading: NATO Preparing For ‘Hot’ War Against Russia – World News Report – EIN News


HWH Comment: Isn’t it enough that we created war zones all over the Middle East? Now we’re preparing to go to war against Russia? The USA and NATO need to stand down. They’re acting like the bullies of Black Lives Matter. Russia doesn’t meet our demands, so we’re going to activate the war machine? Who is the terrorist state here?

Britain is no longer a part of the European Union, so the USA decides to sucker punch Russia into compliance with their aggressive nation-stealing program. Crimea doesn’t belong to the USA. Neither does Ukraine. We don’t need to be sending troops to threaten anybody into compliance with our evil self-serving plans to control the planet. And we don’t need to be financially bailing out another corrupt nation – Ukraine.

We the people decide who we war against. President Obama needs to end his anti-Russia campaign and stop trying to make USA citizens hate anything Russian. Keep your hate to yourself Mr. Obama. The world doesn’t need you. We the people don’t want war mongers and hate mongers controlling who lives and dies. Obama is so hot to send our children into harms way. Why not send his daughters to be killed for what he claims to be a worthy cause for the few?

We don’t want your stupid war chants any more. Make peace or leave the stage.






 

Posted in ATTENTION, COMMENTARY

TO DALLAS TEXAS et al

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Get some sleep.

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Posted in COMMENTARY

Israel Targeting Palestinian Protesters on Facebook 

ON THE MORNING of August 28, 2014, two days after the end of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, Sohaib Zahda hopped into a shared taxi in Hebron that was going to Ramallah, where he had a job interview.

Thirty-three-year-old Zahda, who owns a paintball company, is an unlikely terrorist. An avid cyclist who speaks Arabic, Italian, French, and English, he is a member of Youth Against Settlements, a nonviolent organization that protests against Israeli settlers who live in and around Hebron. He is opposed to Hamas firing rockets into Israel. He likes to tell visitors his grandfather had Jewish friends in Hebron in the 1920s.

Hebron and Ramallah are about 25 miles apart. To get between them, Palestinians must pass through the “container checkpoint,” manned by Israeli soldiers on a road that connects the southern West Bank to its central and northern cities. At the checkpoint — named for a shipping container once located at the barrier — Palestinian pedestrians queue up to get their IDs checked, while cars wait for inspection and for soldiers to wave them through. When Zahda’s taxi drove up, masked Israeli soldiers stopped the vehicle, asked him to get out, and then handcuffed him….

Finish reading: Israel Targeting Palestinian Protesters on Facebook – World News Report – EIN News

HWH Comment: This story is way too long. Nobody, unless they like short novels and they feel like reading one, is going to get through this article.

What is it about Arabs and Palestinians and Persians that they have to include every detail surrounding anything they write about? Just give the facts.

Of course Israel is going to blame Palestinians for inciting violence against Israelis. The Palestinians are the ones committing the violence of which the Israelis speak.

Israel is not going to look to themselves as the cause. Israel thinks they are perfectly justified in prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter against a people whose land they covet. They want your land. Why can’t you see the cause of what they do? For the same reason they can’t see the cause of what you do.

Israelis don’t know how to make peace. Palestinians obviously don’t know how to make peace either. Israel wants what they want and they are going to get it – your land. For all these years you haven’t come up with a viable plan – except to kill yourselves. Whoa. Nobody anywhere in the world wants to invest in a people who want to kill themselves. Don’t say you kill yourselves because of what they do to you. That’s not an excuse, a reason nor a plan. Why do you keep asking them to free you? Are you little children? Free yourselves. Work with them, not for them. Equal partners. In everything. Show you can do it.

Hamas and Hezbollah keep saying they have discipline. No you don’t. Yes, I’m talking to you directly. You have no discipline – and the Jews have even less. There is no discipline in killing – in torturing. There is no discipline in building tunnels for the purpose of getting guns. Build a tunnel to get supplies for survival if at all. Guns destroy, and the world thinks you all have a death wish. Israel has a death wish too. They just keep putting themselves in the line of fire instead of moving away from it.

Stop posting death images and threats on social media. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t build or throw a bomb. You may, without knowing it, encourage somebody else to do it. Why should you vent your evil onto the world? I don’t want to hear your anger, your hatred, your destructive thoughts. I don’t want to see the inner you reflected in the images you post. I don’t want to fear you, so don’t try to make me fear you.

Make me want to like you. Both. I’m talking to both of you. Jews don’t care if anybody likes them. That scares me. That means they have no self control and don’t care what they do, how they do it, to whom they do it, when or where or what time they do it. Nobody wants to invest in loose cannons, in people whose direction changes with the wind, people who don’t respect the views of others – only their own.

Hey, if Israel had their way, they’d drown every last Palestinian. Unfortunately the only way to prevent that is to work with them not for them. Jews work very hard at making you hate them, so you’ll pop and then they’ll feel justified in murdering you. Don’t let it happen. Exercise some self control. Build a future not a bomb. Build a life not a death sentence.

Don’t be so arrogant. Neither of you have anything to be arrogant about.






 

Posted in NEWS OF INTEREST

In Pakistan, gruesome ‘honor’ killings bring a new backlash

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Parveen Rafiq closed her hands around the neck of her youngest daughter, Zeenat, and squeezed and squeezed until the girl was almost dead.

Then, in the tiny apartment where the family lived, she doused the 18-year-old with kerosene and set her on fire.

Neighbors saw the smoke and rushed to the home. Someone inside, apparently one of Rafiq’s daughters-in-law, was screaming, “Help her! Help!”

But the door was bolted from within. Moments later, they heard Rafiq scream from her rooftop: “I have killed my daughter. I have saved my honor. She will never shame me again.”

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Zeenat’s crime was marrying a childhood friend she loved, defying her widowed mother’s pressure for an arranged marriage and, in the mind of her mother and many of her neighbors, tarnishing her family’s honor.

Her macabre death on June 8 in the eastern city of Lahore was the latest in a series of increasingly gruesome “honor killings” in Pakistan, a country with one of the highest rates of such killings in the world.

In one case, a mother slit the throat of her pregnant daughter who had married a man she loved. In yet another a jilted suitor doused a teenage girl with kerosene and set her on fire.

Finish reading: In Pakistan, gruesome ‘honor’ killings bring a new backlash

HWH: This barbarism must end. Charge these parents. Put them on trial. How can honor killings be legal? Pakistan = Shame.






 

Posted in COMMENTARY, DONALD TRUMP

BOYCOTT AND BANISH MICHAEL SYMON for crimes against animals

Previously: Michael Symon, Iron Chef, Bans Donald Trump From All His Restaurants For Being ‘creepy’.


Michael Symon is a disgrace to the animal race.

MICHAEL SYMON is a mass murderer of other species.

MICHAEL SYMON is a serial offender of innocent, defenseless animals trying to coexist within the Animal Kingdom.

I wonder, given his penchant for ripping open the guts of other animals – slicing, dicing, roasting, grilling – how many of these poor, innocent creatures he mutilated as a child?  A natural born molester of the innards, he relishes getting his creepy little fingers straight into the belly, what should be the private space of all creatures, he invades, laughing all the while, like the devil he chose to be, sucking up the blood with his thirsty, vengeful eyes.

Yeah, he’s Donald Trump all over. Iron chef my foot! He didn’t earn that title. He was bank-rolled, while he rolled everybody else. He isn’t a hands on manager of all those disgusting restaurants he claims he owns. You can’t own somebody’s soul.

Michael Symon is trying to sell souls through those slaughterhouses he calls eating establishments. He, being a devil, knows that that’s what people really want when they eat the blood – they want to own another creature’s soul. They want to own God. They want to punish God by ripping open the hearts of God’s innocent, defenseless children, right under God’s nose. In God’s house. On God’s planet.

How did he rise up from the gut sewer so fast? He has no talent for anything. The slaughter industry put their money-grubbing hooks into his devil fantasy and made him king.

Banish Michael Symon from the Animal Kingdom. He is not our leader. He is a devil who wants our skin. He wears no disguise as he rips your guts out while you’re still alive, blood dripping like cognac gone bad, just rotten enough for him to call you already dead. He wants you to see him, who he really is, while he laughs himself all the way into your wallet.

No vegans allowed in his house of horrors. We don’t serve vegans unless they eat the entrails of the children he bleeds out as spectacle for your consumption. Vegans creep him out.

Yeah, he’s Donald Trump all over.

Boycott Michael Symon. Banish Michael Symon from the Animal Kingdom.

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Posted in NEWS OF INTEREST

US Senate Fails to Pass $1.1B in Funding to Fight Zika

With no vaccine on the immediate horizon and America’s mosquito season well underway, Zahn said, “The only guaranteed way to prevent [Zika birth defects] is contraception. So access to contraception both domestically and abroad is crucial to address this issue.”

Access to contraception became a central point of contention in the Senate debate leading up to Tuesday’s vote blocking the $1.1 billion to fight Zika.

Democrats objected when a majority of Republicans inserted cost offsets that included a cut in funds to Planned Parenthood, a major provider of birth control to women…

Finish reading: US Senate Fails to Pass $1.1B in Funding to Fight Zika – World News Report – EIN News






 

Posted in NEWS OF INTEREST

Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines

Sounds like, looks like – a Donald Trump has become President of Philippines!


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse.

The 71-year-old former prosecutor and longtime mayor of southern Davao city won a resounding victory in May’s elections in his first foray into national politics. He has described himself as the country’s first leftist president and said his foreign policy will not be dependent on the United States, a longtime ally.

The frugal noontime ceremony at Malacanan, the Spanish colonial- era presidential palace by Manila’s murky Pasig River, was a break from tradition sought by Duterte to press the need for austerity amid the country’s grinding poverty. In the past, the oath-taking has mostly been held at a grandstand in a historic park by Manila Bay, followed by a grand reception.

Vice President Leni Robredo, a human rights lawyer who comes from a rival political party, was sworn in earlier in a separate ceremony in her office compound. Vice presidents are separately elected in the Philippines, and in a sign of Duterte’s go-it-alone style, he has not met her since the May 9 vote.

Duterte, who began a six-year term, captured attention with promises to cleanse his poor Southeast Asian nation of criminals and government crooks within six months — an audacious pledge that was welcomed by many crime-weary Filipinos but alarmed human rights watchdogs and the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

Duterte’s inauguration address, before a crowd of more than 600 relatives, officials and diplomats, was markedly bereft of the profanities, sex jokes and curses that were a trademark of his campaign speeches. There were no menacing death threats against criminals, but he pressed the urgency of battling crime and graft, promised to stay within the bounds of the law and appealed to Congress and the Commission on Human Rights “to mind your work and I will mind mine.”

“There are those who do not approve of my methods of fighting criminality, the sale and use of illegal drugs and corruption. They say that my methods are unorthodox and verge on the illegal,” Duterte said.

He added: “The fight will be relentless and it will be sustained.” “As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president. I know what is legal and what is not. My adherence to the due process and the rule of law is uncompromising,” he said to loud applause…

Finish reading: Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines






 

Posted in COMMENTARY

Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.

The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.

YouTube and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material, the sources said.

The technology was originally developed to identify and remove copyright-protected content on video sites. It looks for “hashes,” a type of unique digital fingerprint that internet companies automatically assign to specific videos, allowing all content with matching fingerprints to be removed rapidly.

Such a system would catch attempts to repost content already identified as unacceptable, but would not automatically block videos that have not been seen before.

The companies would not confirm that they are using the method or talk about how it might be employed, but numerous people familiar with the technology said that posted videos could be checked against a database of banned content to identify new postings of, say, a beheading or a lecture inciting violence.

The two sources would not discuss how much human work goes into reviewing videos identified as matches or near-matches by the technology. They also would not say how videos in the databases were initially identified as extremist.

Use of the new technology is likely to be refined over time as internet companies continue to discuss the issue internally and with competitors and other interested parties.

In late April, amid pressure from U.S. President Barack Obama and other U.S. and European leaders concerned about online radicalization, internet companies including Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and CloudFlare held a call to discuss options, including a content-blocking system put forward by the private Counter Extremism Project, according to one person on the call and three who were briefed on what was discussed.

The discussions underscored the central but difficult role some of the world’s most influential companies now play in addressing issues such as terrorism, free speech and the lines between government and corporate authority.

None of the companies at this point has embraced the anti-extremist group’s system, and they have typically been wary of outside intervention in how their sites should be policed.

“It’s a little bit different than copyright or child pornography, where things are very clearly illegal,” said Seamus Hughes, deputy director of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

Extremist content exists on a spectrum, Hughes said, and different web companies draw the line in different places…

Finish reading: Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

HWH Comment: I wonder how this will affect the animal rights movement’s use of animal abuse videos as educational tools to raise the consciousness of the populace?

There will definitely be abuse of our freedom of speech rights.

Just a few nights ago I was blocked three times from responding critically to three different posts. Nothing out of the ordinary, but the block was very real, and very scary – that somebody could do that, and now to discover that it was Facebook. Whoa. That needs to be looked at. This had nothing to do with terrorists.






 

Posted in COMMENTARY, DONALD TRUMP, POLITICS

THE BIRTHING OF DONALD TRUMP

The Democratic Party presents to the world their own Donald Trump.

Elizabeth Warren took center stage today rousing the crowd at a Hillary Clinton rally to the tune of Donald Trump on steroids. Rock a bye Baby with an AK-47 delivery system.

The only difference between Warren and Trump is that Warren has the details – and she spit them out – rapid fire style – as the crowd went wild.

I’ve never heard cheers for Hillary Clinton like I heard after Elizabeth Warren spoke. That’s what the democrats needed, wanted, all along – their own Donald Trump.

If Hillary Clinton doesn’t pick Warren as her running mate, her Vice President, then Hillary deserves to lose.

And if Warren doesn’t accept, then they both deserve to lose.






 

Posted in NEWS OF INTEREST

Albino Children Being Hunted Tanzania 

This story was originally published January 25, 2016.

People born with albinism — a rare congenital condition that leads to a lack of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes — can face a life frought with complications. Risks of blindness and skin cancer are high; children with albinism are often bullied or teased over their looks. But in places like Tanzania, the challenges are unimaginable: discrimination, segregation, and even death. Local superstitions and traditions provoke attacks on people with albinism, whose limbs are used in witchcraft practices…





 

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