November 21, 2022 by the real Aj News/Politics 11-21-22 What’s interesting in the news today? Open Thread Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
The odds are 50/50 he’s an illegal.
Hint to Cali., Dems and the feds, this is what terrorism looks like.
“22-Year-Old Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges For Ramming Car Into Los Angeles Police Cadets, Injuring 25”
“A 22-year-old man accused of plowing his vehicle into a group of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department cadets on a run Wednesday morning has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police announced Thursday, while the status of the 25 injured cadets remains unclear.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez at 3:15 p.m. local time Wednesday, and he was not granted bail, according to a press release.
Investigators believe Gutierrez was under the influence of recreational drugs at the time of the crash, FoxLA reported, and he was traveling the wrong way as he plowed into a group of cadets in South Whittier, California, southeast of Los Angeles.
Five of the 25 injured cadets are in critical condition, including one on a ventilator, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference Wednesday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said victims were taken to local hospitals and the severity of their injuries is not yet known.”
If this had been some white guy plowing into a group of BLMers the coverage would be 24/7.
But our media sucks.
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How brave they are….
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Once again, the shooter “was on police radar and they were aware of him” but did nothing.
How could they have known…?
More like how could they not know. They ignored the warning signs and red flags yet again.
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Huh, go figure.
Now that Trump is unbanned, his Jan. 6 tweets on his timeline tell a very different story than the one our lying media has told.
Clearly he’s inciting it. 🙄
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The left is of course acting to the news exactly how you would guess. LOL.
They’re losing it. 🙂
But I can’t show you too many, because they are a foul-mouthed bunch.
As the tweets above show, this man is a liar. Trump did no such thing.
Don’t take my word for it. Check out Trump’s tweets for yourself. He did none of the things they accuse him of tweeting on Jan6.
But some just continue to buy it because Orange Man Bad, and they desperately want it to be true.
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“Judge Rewrites Georgia Law to Favor Warnock
Notorious pettifogger Marc Elias convinces court to ignore the plain text of election statute.”
“Now that the Republicans have eked out a majority in the House of Representatives, one midterm mystery remains: Who will Georgia send to the U.S. Senate? Because incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock couldn’t convince a majority of Georgia voters to reelect him on Nov. 8, he must face GOP challenger Herschel Walker in a Dec. 6 runoff. Democratic angst over the rematch was such that they sent controversial Clinton attorney Marc Elias to drag Warnock over the finish line.
In Georgia, candidates for statewide office must win 50 percent of the vote — plus one — to be declared the winner. Warnock spent a record-breaking $75.9 million yet garnered only 49.4 percent. Walker received 48.5 percent, and 2.1 percent went to Libertarian spoiler Chase Oliver. The latter won’t be on the Dec. 6 ballot, and this worried the Democrats enough to call in Elias, who filed a lawsuit alleging that the state illegally prohibited early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger responded as follows:
If recent elections prove one thing, it’s that voters expect candidates to focus on winning at the ballot box- not at the courthouse. Senator Warnock and his Democratic Party allies are seeking to change Georgia law right before an election based on their political preferences. Instead of muddying the water and pressuring counties to ignore Georgia law, Senator Warnock should be allowing county election officials to continue preparations for the upcoming runoff.
At issue was a 2016 statute that prohibits early voting on the second Saturday before a runoff if it follows a “legal holiday occurring on the Thursday or Friday immediately preceding such second Saturday.” The Elias lawsuit argued that the law applies only to primary and general elections, despite six references to runoffs in its text. Last Friday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thomas Cox ruled in favor of Warnock, finding that the law “does not explicitly prohibit counties from conducting advance voting on Saturday, November 26, 2022.”
Warnock was predictably elated by the ruling. Friday evening, he took to Twitter and celebrated the decision: “This is a big WIN for democracy. Saturday voting is critical for Georgia voters, especially students and workers. I’m glad the courts have spoken in favor of making it easier for Georgia voters to have a say in their own democracy.” Not everyone saw it as a victory for the voters, however. Jason Snead, executive director of Honest Elections Project, issued a statement denouncing the judge’s misreading of the statute:
Tonight’s court ruling in Georgia is a case study in judicial activism. Left-wing lawyer Marc Elias and Georgia Democrats invited the court to twist state law for political gain. Georgia law is crystal clear: voting cannot take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.… Rewriting the law in Georgia at the last minute creates a slew of complications that further distorts elections, confuses voters, and creates unequal voting opportunities across Georgia.
According to Mark Neisse of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the secretary of state’s office responded to the ruling with this terse statement: “We disagree with the Court’s order and look forward to a prompt appeal.” If the state fights the ruling, an appeals court would have to stay Cox’s ruling this week. Heavily Democratic Fulton County has already announced that early voting for the runoff will begin on Saturday, Nov. 26, and continue every day through Dec. 2. A court order forbidding Saturday voting would create chaos.
This mess provides a good argument in favor of the independent state legislature (ISL) theory at issue in a case upon which the U.S. Supreme Court will rule this term. Moore v. Harper is about a dispute between North Carolina’s legislature and the state’s Supreme Court. The former has petitioned SCOTUS to rule that the Constitution forbids state courts from reviewing laws passed by state legislatures to redistrict congressional seats or to establish voting rules. Predictably, Elias is worried about this case. He describes the ISL theory thus:
The [independent state legislature] theory interprets the word “legislature” in the U.S. Constitution to mean that state legislatures — and only state legislatures — can make laws regulating federal elections. This differs from the standard interpretation, in which “legislature” means the state’s general lawmaking process, which includes the governor’s veto, citizen-led ballot measures and rulings of state courts.
The last four words of this description explain why Elias is concerned that SCOTUS will adopt the ISL theory in Moore v. Harper. If that happens, he will no longer be able to descend on a state like Georgia just before an election or a runoff and meddle with laws that Democratic politicians find inconvenient. If the ISL doctrine had been in place when he filed his lawsuit last week, the matter would have been outside of Cox’s jurisdiction. There would have been no ruling from the court reversing the state’s guidance on Saturday voting.”
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More shenanigans from Dems.
“Democrats deploy ‘extreme legal measures’ in bid to block Trump’s run”
“Former President Donald Trump has yet to hold his first campaign rally since announcing his White House bid last week, but Democrats are throwing obstacles in an attempt to block his path to a second term.
Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate Mr. Trump, 76, opens the door to a yearslong probe that will drag into the primary campaign season and potentially culminate in criminal charges as Mr. Trump pursues his party’s nomination for president a third time.
It’s just one of many obstacles Democrats hope to use to prevent Mr. Trump from ever winning office again.
Beyond the government’s criminal investigation, which will examine whether Mr. Trump unlawfully tried to block President Biden’s 2020 election win and whether he illegally took classified documents from the White House, several groups backed by liberal organizations are coordinating efforts to convince state officials that Mr. Trump has committed treason and therefore should be prevented from appearing on the 2024 ballot.
In Congress, the Democratic-led Jan. 6 committee is poised to issue a report in the coming weeks that is expected to focus almost entirely on Mr. Trump’s efforts to prevent Mr. Biden from being declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election and his culpability in inciting the Jan. 6., 2021, riot at the Capitol by a group of his angry supporters.
Democrats are angling to hobble Mr. Trump even as they dare the former president to run again. They predict that his personality flaws and a weary Republican electorate will make him easy to defeat in the 2024 election.
“If Democrats are so confident that they could beat President Trump, why do they try to use these extreme legal measures to prevent the American people from voting for him?” said Mike Davis, a former top Republican Senate Judiciary Committee aide.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, called the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Mr. Trump just days after he announced his White House bid “Trump derangement syndrome but this time with a gun and badge.””
Their desperation is showing again. 🙂
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VDH nails it again.
“The Strange Morality of the Bay-Area Billionaire Left
Sam Bankman-Fried is the ultimate dangerous and ridiculous expression of the most toxic and creepy culture in America.
If he did not exist, he would have to be invented.”
“The FTX Bitcoin empire of 30-year-old CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is in shambles. Or more specifically, his “dumb game” cryptocurrency exchange has destroyed thousands of lives. Electronically, he may have robbed perhaps a million investors, and along with them hundreds of large institutional investors.
Mysteriously, only after the conclusion of the midterm elections, did we suddenly learn that this left-wing “philanthropist” and benefactor of Democratic politics, this megadonor to the quid pro quo puff-piece media, this con artist protected from federal securities regulators, had drained off, lost, hidden, or spent billions of dollars of other people’s money.
As a result, the Bahamas-basking, tax-avoiding, polyamorous sybarite, and heartthrob of progressive moralists, now claims he has no wherewithal to honor his financial commitments to his own investors. Preliminary postmortem auditors sigh that they have never encountered a greater financial mess than what Bankman-Fried has left in his wake.
How does the most sophisticated financial system in the history of civilization allow a virtue-signaling nerd to nearly wreck it? Where were the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the IRS, and all the other alphabet soup agencies that supposedly exist so that someone like Bankman-Fried does not? Where is Merrick Garland and his special prosecutors, the FBI with its televised SWAT swoops and leg irons?
For all the performance-art boasts of simply doing good for others by doing far better for himself, Bankman-Fried may soon be revealed to be one of the great, dissolute con artists in American history. Like the infamous Charles Ponzi, “Bankman” may become our eponymous word in the 21st century for electronically driven, pyramid-scheme theft.
His Stanford-Silicon Valley moral veneer was shiny but otherwise razor thin. Yet Bankman-Fried told at least one truth when he explained to obsequious media what his ilk easily does to fool purported suckers who send him cash, while he avoided federal and media oversight: “This dumb game we woke westerners play where we say all the right shibboleths and so everyone likes us.”
Well, not everyone. Instead, he might qualify his “everyone” as the like-minded, cynical, left-wing politicos, the kindred media hacks at the Washington Post and New York Times, and brethren investor toadies who helped him render Bernie Madoff a small-potato sinner in comparison.
Bankman-Fried had showered Joe Biden in 2020 with millions of dollars in campaign donations and did so again with larger sums to congressional candidates in 2022. His public relations arm of FTX exuded the usual virtue speak—including promised impending multibillion-dollar gifting—for utopian, Democratic, and progressive causes. And the media on spec gushed about their pet grunger as he sought to buy protection from Democratic fixers.
“Effective Altruism,” Ponzi-Style
Yet Bankman-Fried is merely one in a long line of Bay Area social-justice hypocrites and frauds. They share in common loud but cynical left-wing politics. They choreograph their personas to win exemption from left-wing government regulators, to guarantee puff pieces from a toady media, and to romance the rich, left-wing elite. Consider how the Washington Post gushed of the scam artist:
Harnessing the enormous wealth created by FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange that Sam Bankman-Fried had founded, they undertook a project to spend potentially billions of dollars on pandemic prevention, a long-neglected priority on Capitol Hill even amid the coronavirus crisis. The plan, drawn from the brothers’ adherence to a philosophy called effective altruism, sought to maximize philanthropic giving in ways that can have the most impact.
Bankman-Fried surely has had “the most impact.” If he had worn a suit, and said the wrong “shibboleths,” he would now be behind bars.
What were the moral seeds of FTX? Bankman-Fried grew up on the progressive, moralistic Stanford campus, the son of two crusading Stanford law professors who often wrote about morality and the dispossessed.
SBF, as he is known, was groomed and prepped at an exclusive nearby Hillsborough private academy before being packed off to MIT. Progressive souls like Bankman-Fried distrust capitalism so much that, in his case, he retreated to the Bahamas to maximize its rewards. There he embraced a hedonistic lifestyle, tax breaks and lack of regulations, all in order to better short taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars in income tax revenue.
Such vulture capitalism is predicated on the presumption that young, loudly left-wing Bay Area hipsters in ratty clothes are the cool “good guys” if they have deep Democratic pockets and talk of “equity” and “fairness.” And so, they use the system to defeat the system—defined in their view as toxic traditional mores and values.
Indeed, Bankman-Fried’s mother, Stanford Professor Elizabeth Fried was a “utilitarian,” perhaps best defined as advocating any means necessary to achieve what she felt were the best ends for everyone. She moonlighted from her supposedly full-time job by running “Mind the Gap,” a central collection agency for Silicon Valley dark money to be funneled secretly to the “right causes.” The means of getting the millions was always excused by the ends of how it was used.
Apparently, some of her fund’s wherewithal was dripped in by some in her son’s stash circle—or rather his investors’ cash. Mind the Gap’s specialty was funding “to get out the vote.” To understand these dark-money operations in 2020, simply reread Molly Ball’s obnoxious Time magazine story of February 2021—a long boast of how stealth left-wing money, a toady progressive media, an army of lawyers, and social media combined to change voting laws, modulate the Black Lives Matter/Antifa street protests, and warp dissemination of news to craft a good utilitarian “conspiracy” that saved us from Donald Trump.
Will the Bankman-Fried family now atone, and try to give back to the robbed and deluded any of the real money that was funneled into Democratic candidates from the massive fraud? Does the water flow uphill?”
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Nice of them to finally notice the fact these people are mutilating children.
“Liberal Media Begins to Notice Problems Associated with Transgender Medical Treatments for Kids
NYT notes health effects with puberty blockers, and Reuters reports on the disparity between number of girls vs boys undergoing treatment.”
“I recently described, in detail, the side effects associated with endocrine-disrupting puberty blockers that are being used on children undergoing transgender medical treatments.
My colleague, New Neo, also reported that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service was rethinking policies related to providing these drugs to British kids. The new policies will place restrictions on puberty blockers. Additionally, medical doctors, not therapists, will be expected to lead the provision of transgender services.
Finally, the mainstream media may now be gender-transitioning questioning. The New York Times recently published a rather lengthy piece on the health effects of puberty blockers when used on children.
…[A]as an increasing number of adolescents identify as transgender — in the United States, an estimated 300,000 ages 13 to 17 and an untold number who are younger — concerns are growing among some medical professionals about the consequences of the drugs, a New York Times examination found. The questions are fueling government reviews in Europe, prompting a push for more research and leading some prominent specialists to reconsider at what age to prescribe them and for how long. A small number of doctors won’t recommend them at all.
Dutch doctors first offered puberty blockers to transgender adolescents three decades ago, typically following up with hormone treatment to help patients transition. Since then, the practice has spread to other countries, with varying protocols, little documentation of outcomes and no government approval of the drugs for that use, including by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
But there is emerging evidence of potential harm from using blockers, according to reviews of scientific papers and interviews with more than 50 doctors and academic experts around the world.
The drugs suppress estrogen and testosterone, hormones that help develop the reproductive system but also affect the bones, the brain and other parts of the body. [hat-tip, Ace of Spades HQ]
Additionally, Reuters just published a piece focusing in the disparity between the number of females transitioning to the number of males doing so.
Thousands of children who, like Kulovitz, were assigned female at birth have sought gender-affirming care in recent years. And for reasons not well-understood, they significantly outnumber those assigned male at birth who seek treatment.
As Reuters reported in October, a growing number of the children receiving care at the 100-plus gender clinics across the United States are opting for medical interventions – puberty-blocking drugs, hormones and, less often, surgery. And they are doing so even though strong scientific evidence of the long-term safety and efficacy of these treatments for children is scant.”
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He’s gonna be in trouble with “The Big Guy” and the legions of TDS sufferers in DC and the media…….
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Poor wokesters, whatever will they do…?
““Journalists” Melt Down As Twitter Survives Mass Wokester Walkouts, Musk Brings Back the Babylon Bee
“And … we just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage lol,” Musk tweeted late Thursday.”
Just say it’s all bots!
Sure it’s lazy, has no facts to back it, but it’s already begun, even here.
Predictable and lazy. Try harder.
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So why did the DoJ lie about the Paul Pelosi….. incident?
To run cover for Nancy and Dems before the midterms.
And why did NBC pull a true report and suspend a journalist for actual reporting?
Again, to run cover for Nancy and Dems….
“The attack on Paul Pelosi, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband, has largely receded into the background of the news cycle. Weeks before the 2022 mid-terms, though, it burst into the national consciousness and was quickly presented as another marker of just how dangerous “right-wing extremism” is.
It didn’t matter that the attacker was a nudist protester who lived in a leftwing commune adorned with Black Lives Matter and LGBT effects. The fact that he had allegedly dabbled in some alt-right materials online was enough to hang him on Republicans and Republicans alone. Of course, the truth is often more boring than partisan fever dreams, and the likeliest explanation for the man’s behavior remains that he was taking highly dangerous psychedelic drugs that produced an ideologically incoherent mental break.
Never let a crisis go to waste, though, right? And while former Obama flunky Rahm Emmanuel may have coined the phrase, it has apparently been adopted by the DOJ. As RedState reported, AG Merrick Garland’s outfit apparently lied about the circumstances of the attack. That denial even led to an NBC News reporter being suspended for what now appears to have been a truthful report.
The attack on Paul Pelosi, the spouse of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in the San Francisco home owned by the couple, continues to be vexing for the press – and now it’s vexing for the DOJ, too, as a source close to the investigation, who has viewed SFPD bodycam footage, confirmed to NBC’s San Francisco affiliate that Paul Pelosi indeed opened the door for police when they arrived at the scene…
…The perplexing detail in this was when a report emerged from NBC News, as field reporter Miguel Almaguer gave details from a source that suggested Paul Pelosi had been the one to answer the door and bring in the police that evening, and that Pelosi was not in a state of observable distress. Almaguer also said that Pelosi, at one point, went back to where his intruder was located, only then being attacked in front of police. Days later, the report was taken down from the NBC website, as well as being scrubbed from social media.
There is no question that Paul Pelosi was attacked, and anyone still spreading suppositions to the contrary is simply chasing online clout. The bodycam footage being cited here as evidence that the DOJ lied shows the attack happened. And to be sure, there are logical reasons why Paul Pelosi decided to open the door and then walk back toward the attacker. Namely, it doesn’t appear that he was fearful of any kind of physical confrontation at that point and didn’t anticipate an attack with police standing right there. That was a bad decision, but not one outside the realm of possibility.
That’s not the issue here, though. The issue is the DOJ lying about it, quelling “conspiracy theories” that weren’t conspiracy theories. What could possibly be the justification for that?
Obviously, the DOJ had the bodycam footage from the start. The FBI was on the ground almost immediately, and that would have been one of the first things they viewed. Yet, they stated in a November-filed indictment of the attacker that the police opened the door, not Paul Pelosi. That sent the press into another frenzy of accusations that the “right” was spreading disinformation.
The entire thing seems highly politicized, in my view. Why lie about the truth when the truth would have sufficed? As I said, the detail of who opened the door doesn’t change the fact that Paul Pelosi was attacked. Yet, it feels as if the DOJ decided it was more important to provide political cover than to just let the facts speak for themselves. Yes, it’s an odd detail that Paul Pelosi walked back to his attacker instead of fleeing, but that’s no reason to abscond from the truth. If the goal is to stop “conspiracy theories,” that’s the opposite way to do it.”
Silly reporter. He thought reporting the truth was his job. He knows better now.
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Not much is being disclosed about the shooter other than his threatening his mother last year. But rest assured many are trying to paint him as a right wing Trump following insurrectionist
The Independent decided to plant suspicions in the minds of their readers.
What do we know about his family?
The Colorado shooting suspect is reportedly the grandson of a Republican state legislator who praised the Capitol riot, according to public records and social media posts seen by The Independent.
A man with the same name and age as the suspect – 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich – is listed as having lived at the same address as 45-year-old Laura Voepel, who was identified by The New York Times as his mother.
Ms Voepel, in turn, is listed as a relative of California assemblyman Randy Voepel, 72, who said of the Capitol riot: “This is Lexington and Concord. First shots fired against tyranny.”
In a string of Facebook posts first reported by the breaking news website Heavy, a person by the name of Laura Voepel referred to Randy Vopel as “Dad” and “my father”, at one point telling him to “keep up the good work”.
Other Facebook posts by Ms Voepel describe her buying a military camouflage suit for her son’s 15th birthday; asking for recommendations for a boxing coach; seeking a trauma and PTSD therapist seemingly for her son; and, after the 2021 bomb threat incident, asking if anyone knew a “fantastic defence attorney” who could help the family out.
Randy Voepel’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Phone numbers listed as belonging to Ms Voepel were either out of service or did not pick up.
The gunman’s links to the Mormon church were also the subject of intense online speculation.
His mother Ms Voepel follows several social media accounts linked to the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.
On Monday, Mr Vasquez said in an interview with CNN on Monday that the suspect was refusing to speak with law enforcement.
When asked about the 2021 bomb threat, Mr Vazquez said the suspect’s mother had not cooperated with the investigation.
“We would certainly welcome an interview with her at any time,” he told CNN.
Terrorism is a delibrate act to create terror to further political gains. Driving a car while high and hitting police cadets jogging doesn’t qualify.
Red flags were ignored in Colorado because the young man was from a wealthy and connected family – I believe the term is white privilege. The Colorado shooting comes closer to terrorism but is more easily labelled a hate crime
Twitter has an advantage as a virtual monopoly hence CBS will return but agitators, trolls and pranksters will still have fun lowering the stock prices of various companies until Musk has to set rules.
Republicans attempts to limit voting and early voting demonstrates Democrats have the advantage when voting is easy and accessible. I’d be most amused if the Supreme Court rules that government refers to the legislative branch only; would they then say their rulings are no longer valid
Never let a crisis go to waste was a phrase coined by Churchill not Rahn Emmanuel. Right wing writers really should google before they make easily proven wrong claims.
Democrats want Trump to run, he will be easy to beat and he motivates people to vote against the Republicans party – they are not throwing up roadblocks; they are simply investigating easily demonstrated errors/crimes of Trump. He took documents that didn’t belong to him and then didn’t return them after several requests. The man does himself no favors.
Bankman and anyone promting crypto is a conman. Political leanings are irrelevant. Con man will massage one party then the other whatever is convenient. Musk did the same thing – he used to be a Democrat darling now he’s a Republican favorite; whatever is convenient. However, Bankman and other ponzi promoters are successful due to the deregulation of the markets which occurred in the Reagan-Bush era. Deregulation essentially made the alphabet soup of regulatory bodies useless.
I’ve consistently said transgender identiy stems from three sources — being on the spectrum, sexual abuse as a child, and true transgenderism. Its no surprise that more females than males identify as trans. Sexual abuse is more common among girls, and one theory of autism is excessive tetestrone . Females on the spectrum would then have more tetestrone than average females.
Hwesseli , there is at least one other reason for transgender identity: currently it is a fad, and one very popular among teen girls (who are quite susceptible to groupthink and the style of the moment). From what I understand, an awful lot of it right now is driven by social media and by what one’s friends are doing. And the fact that unpopular girls can suddenly get a lot of attention isn’t hurting the phenomenon, though it’s surely hurting the girls themselves!
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