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July 9, 2018

Gaza Screaming for Attention

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The Hamas supporters, approximately one-tenth the population, if that, are still rioting and causing damage to Israel. You probably have not seen that in the news and that is good. When a two year old throws a temper tantrum, there are two ways of handling this to prevent further outbursts. The first is to ignore them and the second is to have everyone in the room point at them and laugh for about a whole minute and then ignore the rest of the tantrum. The news media used to follow every single cry from Gaza as another proof of Israeli intransigence. This time they found those cries attached to extreme destruction which could not be excused, thus the media tired quickly and stopped their coverage. This did not prevent Hamas, and their supporting terrorists of Islamic Jihad, from continuing to fly kites and balloons with incendiary devices into Israel burning fields of wheat, forests, game preserves and areas of communities. The total of the damages is in the tens of millions of dollars and climbing. But what is driving these terror attacks is their complete misunderstanding of the media. These terrorists whose activities against Israel have been covered as a holy and wonderful attack against the mean Israeli goliath are now confused and believe that if they cause sufficient damage, then the media will return to cover them. What they cannot accept is that the world has basically had it with the Palestinian Arabs and their violence. The reason why is obvious, but allow us to elaborate.

 

The world has come to realize exactly what the cost of Islamic terrorist violence is and how it takes a cost from everyone, even those who are not immediately affected. The spread of Islamic terrorist violence throughout the world has educated them far more than anything Israelis could ever have said. This rise in violence has given rise to an awakening that perhaps allowing open immigration from the Islamic world may not be the greatest of ideas. The proof comes from the lady most responsible for this influx which brought the violence with it. Now, even Angela Merkel has now realized her error in inviting terror into her nation. A nine hour summit was held in Brussels which included a declaration which included an agreement on the return of illegal immigrants to the countries from which they arrived. This remarkable turnaround can only be explained by the awakening of the European leaders that perhaps some peoples have not reached a level of civilization to live within and under an open democratic society. Unfortunately, for some their awakening still has not permitted them to provide an ounce of sympathy for Israeli actions to counter terrorism. A group of such people exist within the European Union including Federica Mogherini as well as the groups of European Union and other European representatives who attempted to enter and block the destruction of an Arab, illegally built, settlement partially financed by the European Union. This outpost has no electricity, no water, no plumbing, no sewage treatment system and no roads connecting it to anywhere. If it were an outpost built by young Jewish Zionists, the Europeans would be leading the charge to have it destroyed along with the United Nations. In this case, the United Nations is right beside the European Union demanding Israel recognize this shanty-town (see image below) and build the infrastructure it currently lacks. What is remarkable is how when an illegal Arab outpost is to be demolished, the world screams with outrage; but when a Jewish outpost is to be demolished, you can hear the crickets chirping and little else. If you ever needed proof that the hatred of Israel which drives these outbursts of rage, the difference on how Jewish and Arab outposts are treated by the wider world is about all that is required.

 

Illegally Built Outpost European Union Claims Must be Legalized

Illegally Built Outpost European Union Claims Must be Legalized

 

We have often pointed out the reaction since even before Israel declared her independence that was driven by attempts to undo and prevent and then destroy the Jewish State is beyond outrageous. The world had a moment of sanity between 1917 with the Balfour Declaration and the 1922 San Remo Conference which codified Balfour where they recognized the right of the Jewish People to their ancient homelands. This brief and momentary outbreak of sanity ended by 1925 and was officially dead with the Peel Commission in 1936 which attempted to relegate the Jews to split the little land with the majority of the land to go to the Arabs (see map below) between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Even this division of the land was completely unacceptable to the Arab League and to the Mufti of Jerusalem who from Berlin rejected the deal. Their problem, the Jews were still to be permitted any land. From the beginning, the Arabs have had a single view towards Israel, it must not be permitted to exist with the Jews having any power to rule or influence the governance. Israel may only exists permitting that the Arabs are permitted to have complete and total rule and the Jews allowed to remain as Dhimmis until whatever time the Muslims decide they must convert or else.

 

Peel Commission Map

Peel Commission Map

 

The Europeans were sympathetic to the Arab position but also were stuck with their promises to the Jews, the Zionist Congress. Still, if Israel had waited until the world was comfortable with their declaring independence, we would still be waiting. There is a lesson in there somewhere for the Kurds, may they find the courage to declare independence before it is too late and they are erased from history. Meanwhile, Hamas cannot understand why the world is not denouncing Israel and supporting their destructive rioting and their launching of incendiary devices into the accursed Israel. The world will only support Hamas launching devices to burn and explode inside Israel for a limited amount of time and then they tire and return to their day-to-day lives and news cycles. For Britain, there are the members of the Royal Family, and for others there is the World Cup and all forms of distractions. The other problem Hamas faces is that the Israeli response was moderated and limited to targeting terror structures and actual terrorists. Hamas also damned themselves when they admitted that fifty of the sixty-two were their operatives (see video below) and later Islamic Jihad claimed at least another three were their operatives. Additionally, the Hamas official admits that over half of those killed in past confrontations with Israel were terror operatives. When Hamas uses the word operatives, what they mean are terrorists or their officers who send the terrorists.

 

 

This high percentage of shooting terrorists and so few of their accompanying human shields comes from a secret new program which can examine video and discern from the way the people move and other telling acts and trends of motion determine which people are carrying weapons, explosive devices and other items for the breach and destruction of the border fence allowing snipers to only fire at those whose actions pose an actual threat. This includes also highlighting individuals from a crowd of those who are attacking through their actions such as throwing grenades or incendiary devices, launching terror kites or balloons with explosives or incendiary devices attached. This included the reputedly innocent nurse who was targeted by the IDF as she was throwing grenades, innocently, of course. The reason her picture and the reporting that she was innocent and shot simply out of hatred and vengeance got around the world twenty times or more before the IDF could review everything surrounding the shooting and present the reality was best covered by this saying by Winston Churchill which states, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Unfortunately, Winston Churchill lived before the internet which is why we had to claim it circled the world at least twenty times before the truth could be presented. This was amongst the series of news reports which Hamas orchestrated which included a poor infant who died from a heart defect which she suffered from birth, but her death was attributed to the teargas that Israel was using. What struck me as odd is why any parent would bring a child into a war zone, especially if they had health issues. The first item which Hamas attempted to garner a good headline backfired as they sent a seven-year-old girl across the border to confront the IDF probably believing that they would just shoot first and ask questions later. The IDF instead, cared for her, gave her water and returned her safe and sound to her parents, imagine that. This is not the first time such has happened as seen in the video below where a Palestinian father tries to get his child killed.

 

 

Hamas has reached the end of their use by date on this current round of terrorism unless they grossly ramp up their attacks. Should they start launching hundreds of rockets further and further into Israel day after day, that will wake the world media because they know that Israel will have to respond eventually. They will wait, pencils in the ready, holding their paper and not reporting anything as the rockets rain down on Israelis. Then the fateful day will come. Israel will respond. Now the headlines will come, Israel attacks Gaza moving in with tanks supported by fighter jets bombing targets. The article will go on for three to five paragraphs attacking the Israeli engagement pretending that the entire attack by Israel was completely unprovoked. Finally, in the next to the last paragraph, as many people actually read the final paragraph, there will be the reporting that for the past weeks Hamas had been launching rockets into Israel. That is not an important fact to the mainstream media, as it does not match their politics of Israel evil and Hamas the second coming of the American founding fathers. That has been evidenced by the reporting this time as well but Israel had reports and actual video proving that they were acting responsibly and not targeting innocents. Add in that the video above with the Hamas spokesperson admitting, adversely to the media hyperventilating over the sixty-two people shot, in the video that fifty of them were Hamas terrorists. This rebuke of the media storyline that the Israelis were gunning down people without cause by Hamas sent many in the media packing and after about three or four more reports by the media that Israel had murdered an innocent, turning out that the innocent was far from innocent, did not help the Hamas image. The final straw came when Hamas rejected vital and needed medical aid provided by Israel despite reported shortages which the media had highlighted. That is the way to make friends, have them report that medical provisions are almost completely depleted and then turn away a few thousand pounds of medical provisions because the Jews sent it. That ended Hamas having any further credit with the media and they will not regain favor with any luck this time around. So, all we can say is it is about time the media realized they were being played, and let us hope they return more wary and critical before jumping at the first release they receive from Hamas.

 

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May 23, 2018

The Media and Their Lies are Starting to Upset Us

 

We sat down and started our regular discussion before setting words to media and realized that after what we read about the Gaza War was just too upsetting for us to write anything calmly. We thought things through and decided that we would be better served to sleep on this and not write it while tempers were still flared. We apologize for our delaying reporting but we just need to simmer and calm before writing. As stated by Falstaff after feigning death and thus avoiding Prince Hal’s judgement in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I, “The better part of Valor, is Discretion; in the which better part, I have saved my life.” Our discretion may be saving our being hosted here on WordPress as what we want to say in the heat of the moment would prove disastrous in the end, so we will return to this article when heads have cooled and thought gelled into a presentable reaction and assessment of the pure bile, hatred and lies spilling out of the media and we will write this before reading anything further just to be capable of remaining in a clamed state. Until then, and until this is posted, thank you all for your reading support.

 

The level of animosity in the reporting of the “peaceful” protests along the Gaza border with Israel has been inundated with falsehoods. The pictures show families holding picnics, men in rows in prayer, a tent serving drinks and food and numerous other innocuous activities. Some have shown the smoke screen produced through the burning of thousands of tires. Other pictures show people protesting as if they were marching with Martin Luther King for equal rights. These protests have been reported as being against the Israeli occupation of Gaza. Everything above is a compilation of lies. The easiest to pick apart is the presumed reports of an Israeli occupation of Gaza. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, a full two years before Hamas violently took charge of Gaza by violently overthrowing the Palestinian Authority governance. Israel had no part in this battle for rule over Gaza. The Palestinian Authority lost a civil war with Hamas and Hamas has ruled Gaza ever since. For everybody’s benefit, the blockade of Gaza began once Hamas took control over Gaza in order to prevent the importation of heavy weapons. The intention was to prevent Hamas from importing weapons as the PLO had attempted with the Karine A weapons ship which Israel intercepted revealing the arms shipment which was attempted to be smuggled into Gaza when the PLO controlled the region before Hamas (see image below). Hamas would have such ships arriving as regularly as they were able had Israel not taken it upon herself to monitor the items being shipped into Gaza. The blockade that the Europeans get all fussy over often gets the aid that is actual aid into Gaza by trucks the same day or the next day. Some items are not permitted into Gaza such as certain metals which are used to produce rockets and firing tubes. Cement is only permitted for rebuilding buildings and the vast majority of that cement is stolen by Hamas to build tunnels which is why no school or hospital has been built in Gaza for many years and why so many of the apartments have not been rebuilt. The fact is that Hamas uses over forty percent of all production in making bunkers and infiltration tunnels all with the intent to destroy Israel. These protests are the latest Hamas weapon against Israel, their own people.

 

Arms Attempted to be Smuggled on the Katrine A

Arms Attempted to be Smuggled on the Katrine A

 

What you are not being told is about the kites being flown over the Israeli border with incendiary devices tied into their tails with the intent of setting fires over the border. They have brandished swastika flags along with the Palestinian Flag and if you look closely at the swastika kite, the bottom of the tail has an incendiary device attached (see image below). These are images from Gaza that unless you comb media, particularly Israeli and, oddly enough, Arab media where the reality is represented without any political mendacity in order to make Israel the problem and not reveal the Hamas as terrorists with the murder of Israelis as their intention. The first day of the Gaza rioting Hamas sent a child, a young seven year old girl, across the border near the start of the border violence likely hoping she might be shot in the confusion. The IDF recognized the figure approaching was a young child and took care to see that she was unharmed and found her parents returning her unharmed and hopefully not traumatized by the ordeal. This is far from the first time that children have been used in terror operations. One recently became a darling of the leftists and many Europeans when the Israelis finally were permitted by Israeli laws to arrest Ahed Tamimi as she was finally of age to be considered and tried as an adult. She was arrested for kicking and striking an IDF soldier while doing all she was able to prevent his performing his assignment, something she had been doing since she was a young child while her father would record every confrontation hoping to get any shot which could be used to portray the IDF in a bad light. One can imagine her shock when the same disruptive and violent attacks on IDF soldiers finally resulted in her arrest after over ten years of doing the same thing undisturbed by paying any price. Immediately her picture with her stylishly wild and curly hair became the pin-up girl of the Israel is a monster groups and she was such a hero standing up to those monstrous IDF soldiers. Let us take into consideration that after over a decade of such activity, after finally reaching the age of responsibility, Ahed Tamimi was finally arrested for her actions. She was not shot, she did not require medical services as she was simply arrested and done so with the least amount of violence as required to arrest a sixteen year old girl who was kicking, screaming, spitting, scratching, biting and doing everything in her power to cause just one IDF soldier to get pushed to the point of using even the slightest of violence as her mother, a cousin and others surrounded her and the soldiers recording every action hoping for that perfect picture which might make it appear undue violence was used. For the record, her mother was also arrested for attacking the same IDF soldiers while they were performing their duty. The Tamini family gave the media a completely different story to the media that the IDF came seeking a confrontation and threatened to attack their home. Their darling daughter was merely protecting their home, for the past decade attacking IDF soldiers for a living. She was given a minimal sentence which many thought a travesty with some thinking she got off easy and others believing she was arrested unlawfully. We will leave this to our audience to figure out which loved and supported Israel and which were in Europe protesting her arrest and damning Israel. These are the same claiming Israel is reacting with disproportional force to peaceful protests and not protecting their border from terrorist infiltration.

 

Swastika Kite and Flag with Palestinian Flags

Swastika Kite and Flag with Palestinian Flags

 

The Gaza rioting and attempted invasion of Israel has proven to be very revealing. We, all of us, can use these protests and the reactions to them as a measuring device. Those who are protesting that Israel is overreacting and that these protests are simply peaceful with any reports of violence being misrepresentations and that the only violence has been committed by the IDF can be counted as always being anti-Israel. Those supporting Israel one will find that they have already been supporting Israel and have braved the slings and arrows of outrageous accusation by the other group. These two sides live on other sides of what appears to be an uncrossable line as it appears that almost all those who have chosen one side or the other, will remain on their original side of that divide. Once with Israel, always with Israel and once against Israel always against Israel, that appears to almost be a law. One Israel supporter who has proven invaluable has been Colonel Richard Kemp who can be heard at the Gaza border describing what he as a highly experienced military background and knowledge of the laws of warfare and their applications to modern anti-terror military activities to explain the situation here. We apologize for the wind interference, but when in the desert, weather may not always cooperate. Colonel Kemp recognizes that the Hamas effort is to use civilians as weapons to breach the border and then use such a breach through which to push their terror forces. To get this accomplished, they have sent terrorists armed with knives, firearms, wire cutters and other instruments to either engage the IDF or breach the border fence. The fact is that thusfar the vast majority, approaching 85% or more, of those killed have been Hamas or Islamic Jihad terrorist operatives, as admitted by Hamas. The means by which Israel has been capable of picking out the terrorists and those who have been actively attempting to breach the border is astonishingly accurate which has produced this almost unbelievably high level of shooting only actual terrorists. As for those others, how many were aiding in breaching the border versus those who may have been innocent are figures we are unable to verify or even produce at this time, but the percentage of terrorists was verified by the leaders of Hamas on their television channel (see video below). You cannot hope for better than Hamas spokesperson on their television channel supporting that over 80% of those killed, fifty out of sixty-two, especially when you add the three which Islamic Jihad claimed as their terror operatives, and these figures may not be the complete story as their may be others who are attempting to be heroes by aiding the terror efforts and also been targeted, and this we may never know as the IDF will not release such information as they do not wish to reveal their methods. Every nation’s military has their methods and these methods will be kept as guarded secrets. The IDF is no different. The way the IDF is different is they honestly take great care to not kill innocents to as much an extent as any military could possibly manage. They have set the standard so high that military high officials from Western militaries have complained that the IDF has set the standards too high for them to meet. They have sent officers to learn the techniques used by the IDF to assure that they not target civilians while still being effective and most have concluded that the IDF methods cannot and will not be adopted by their military forces as they refuse to place their soldiers in such peril by utilizing the warning systems used by the IDF.

 

 

The horrifying thought behind this display of indifference for their people by Hamas is that it could become the tactic by the Palestinian Authority and Israel’s Arab neighbors. The thought of hundreds of thousands of innocent people driven by their governments to attempt and swarm the Israeli border is absolutely horrifying. The other problem is that this kind of attitude is rewarded by the European Union, the United Nations and demonstrators the world over through their decrying the presumed loss of innocent lives when the vast majority of those killed have been terrorists. The furtherance of this problem is fanned by the media and their lies which have become legion. Nowhere are they reporting that Hamas is paying families between one hundred and three hundred dollars per day depending on their level of participation with those rushing the border fence paid the most. Further, they are paying families from three hundred to five hundred dollars for being injured in order to maximize the people reporting injuries and they are paying five hundred dollars minimum per individual reported killed per family. These remunerations are being paid simply to increase the numbers reported killed and injured as well as to maximize the numbers at least appearing near the border and even encourages youths to rush the border even though they may be killed as their family is paid more for their approaching the fence and if they are injured they get more and if killed, at least they know their family will receive the maximum amount of payment. This is another item being ignored by the world media all so as to make the protests appear to be homegrown and not paid for and with those coming just for the minimum payment, they provide the background pictures of families having lunch as part of their protest or the men all praying and the myriad of other pictures depicting an almost party attitude. This is not a party, not a picnic lunch and nothing but an attempt to swarm the Israeli border. What does Hamas hope to accomplish? Either they swarm the border and get beyond the IDF and are able to murder hundreds if not thousands of Israelis after which the world will mourn the dead Jews as they always do after refusing to protect their rights to life. The other possibility is the IDF refuses to allow swarms to pour into Israel killing Israelis and instead they open fire to stop the people pouring through a breach and Hamas has pictures of hundreds of dead Arabs for the European and American media to portray the IDF as vicious killers. Either alternative Hamas will accept as a great victory, one dead Israeli and the other a propaganda bonanza. Either way Israel loses as we wish not to have to kill innocent Arabs which will attempt to pour through the fence and would then murder or severely injure any Israeli they came upon. That is the reason the IDF would have no other choice but to use everything in their capability to prevent such an eventuality. Hamas will continue to attempt to breach the border for as long as there are useful idiots cheering them on across Europe and North America. The sooner the developed world tires of this story, the safer the border will become for Jew and Arab alike. May that day come soon and may the world finally wake up to the foolishness their hatred of Israel is driving them. One last note, hatred of Israel for Gaza while not making a peep about the Syria slaughter of Palestinians and other Arabs or the Turkish mowing down Kurdish men, women and children in northern Syria or the murders going on daily across the Africa Transition Zone has a name, it goes with choosing only Israel to condemn, and it is called anti-Semitism by every measure.

 

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April 5, 2018

What About the Children the Day After?

 

Sooner or later, and by now it most definitely will be sooner, there will come that day where the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will find the media gone and their old lives returning to reawaken them to reality. Almost to the last one, there may be one or two kept around for future use such as David Hogg, the well-groomed argumentative and sharp-tongued youth who never met a gun owner he couldn’t hate, they will be ignored by the media and be left with homework and plain old and ordinary “School days, school days, Dear old golden rule days.” The days after, and let us admit it, there will be a lifetime ahead of them of days after, will be the day after the legislation is voted down in the House of Representatives or killed in the Senate and unceremoniously the Second Amendment debate will close for this round, or perhaps we will get another Weapons Ban which will do nothing to lower the death rate of inner city youth in Chicago, the real meat grinder killing children using firearms. The children who have been used as the tip of the spear, the sad faces nobody could deny and the argument killers claiming whomever is against them is against G0d. Once that spear has been used and thrown, it hits its mark or it misses, then the world travels on waiting for the next tragedy to be used, abused and thrown away to try and create more government in our lives. These children who have been coddled and cared for their every need as if they were the stars in a Cecil B. DeMille extravaganza having their every wish catered to by a bevy of attentive leftists treating them as the media gold they are, for now, will wake up one morning back in sunny Florida waiting for their bus or slowly strolling to school and the cameras will be gone, the attentive leftists ready to meet their every whim will be nowhere to be seen, and their lives will return to normal and normal will feel so very empty.

 

 

Who will be there to pick up the pieces as the more fragile and susceptible realize that they really are just another school-child and the world no longer cares one whit about their mundane lives. It will not be their teachers, many of which are probably quite tired of having their students on the news spouting talking points while they sit in empty classrooms feeling unappreciated and left out. The few Second Amendment children will be carefully watching the fall of their classmates and they will be relieved that the circus has ended as they were spurned and vilified and are likely relieved to be done with their lives being twisted into monstrous things they are not. But the special children from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will have to deal with their actual lack of specialness. These children will be left without grief councelors, without adoring media and fans cheering their every utterance and will be back in normal-ville feeling alone and many likely very depressed. Now they will have to come to grips with their emotions over the deaths of their friends in a community, which let them down when they had the power to prevent this crime and who were likely very uncomfortable with the scrutiny under which they were placed. We can only guess as to how much these children will be held responsible for the lives ruined as a result of their campaign for glory bringing the media in to inspect every angle of the story and grab anything they could and made it news-worthy. There was much not done from the school safety officer hiding in the parking lot to the police never charging this miscreant Nikolas Cruz with any of the numbers of crimes of which he was guilty and thus making his gun purchase impossible, to the FBI never following up on the reports of Nikolas Cruz making death threats on students and the entire litany from top to bottom which failed the seventeen dead and other victims of this heinous crime. These children will quite soon be facing the biggest letdown of their lives and for many these past few weeks will be the high point of their lives. That fact is maybe the saddest thing which will result from the child abuse being perpetrated in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Their school campus will seem rather small and lonely despite the school being quite a large complex (see image below). They will walk the quarter mile from their classes to gym and their four laps is a mile track or the tennis courts and then the halls where some will be filled with horrific memories and they will only have one another. This will be their reality until graduation, and then life will not become any easier or more glamorous.

 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

 

These children have been abused and there will be no assistance to assist them in dealing with the abuse nor will there be much waiting to help them cope with the let down and the tragedy of the shooting, they will have become deserted and feeling friendless and worthless, but do their abusers care, not likely as they will have served their purpose and that is what counts. This has been the story behind previous abuses of people’s lives just to make their cause celeb more real and placing a human to be sacrificed for the cause out in front as the picture person for the cause of the moment. If the problem is cutting Social Security, there will be grandma who cannot afford to have new dentures made and eating hurts her so badly she weights a mere ninety pounds, it does not matter she always weighed ninety pounds, just that now she does. There will be the old man with no shoes living in a ramshackle home whose power has been turned off because he cannot afford to pay the bills, and a whole parade of other seniors whose inability to budget has laced them in a bad way who will be the poster people to prevent any cuts, so what if the deficit is twenty one trillion, what’s a few billion more. Once the legislation for cutting the funds, which actually is cutting the rate of increase which is what has basically already been done, these unfortunates return to their bad dentures and cold homes none the better for the experience. Maybe grandma got some free dentures but even if the power bills were paid for our old gentleman and he got some slightly more telegenic clothes, his power will be off again within six months as nobody sat down and worked a budget for him and there was nobody to pay the overdue bill the next time. There are stories of the ones left behind after the deal was done which are almost never had a followed-up. From the story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, David Hogg would make an interesting follow-up where we look into how his life turned out. Little things like did he get into the college he felt he should have been accepted? Where is his life ten years later? How does he feel about the many things he was quoted for saying now that he has had a job and lives on his own? Does he live on his own or is he in his parent’s basement? Then again, after this is over in a few weeks, will anybody really care where the great spokesperson, David Hogg, happens to be or what he has become, unlikely. That is part of the tragedy which will result. Sure, David Hogg might make a career of stating the case before the media, but there are limited spaces for such people, what about the other three thousand plus students who the media have overexposed and then will drop like clippings in the darkroom. That is the story which needs the real follow-up if just to reveal the aftermath of leftists invading your life, using you for six weeks or so and then discarding you like an old pair of socks that have one too many holes to be comfortable. Will anyone do this story this time; we doubt it.

 

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