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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Climate Change? Of course there is.

An example of "global warming" from this last winter
Here we go again people.  Political shenanigans galore.  Grant money, billions here and worldwide.  Scientists selling their souls for grants from the government.  Taxpayers fleeced by our government giving those grants to sycophants doing the bidding of control freaks in power.  It just never ends.

This last week the UN IPCC came out with another ridiculous report on the weather.  The reason I say weather is because other than the grant leeches and eco extremist nuts, the planet's people call it weather.  The "climate change" liars use the term "climate" rather than "weather" to show us all how "smart" they think they are.  Sorry to say, it is not working you liars on the left.  The people are not biting. HERE is a Gallup poll proving one part of the equation.  Skeptics galore. HERE is a US News ongoing poll about Americans concerns about "global warming".  Not many agree there is and those that don't also mistrust the science. HERE are a bunch of polls from 2013 that show the American people don't even have "global warming" on their radar.  Not one of these mainstream polls mention it at all!  Following list from that poll summary.

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 31-June 4, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.
"What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?" Open-ended
      %    
Economy/Jobs
34
Budget/National debt
6  
Health care
5
Immigration
3
Religious values
3
Partisan politics
3
Big government
3
Values
3
Other
37
Unsure/No answer
3

But when there is a huge "pig slop" of free money, I guess I can't blame our once great scientific community from diving in an selling their souls.  But, polls being what they are I am sure there are many more contrived ones on the left showing how people are solidly behind the hoax.

 I have written about this since I did an OP-ED in 1997 in the local Union newspaper.  At the time I concluded the push to create paranoia by the left was a "political" move by the democrats to gain money for their pals in the eco communities.  Of course, by getting them money they would get some perfectly disguised "kick backs" of money in the form of contributions as well as undying love and help during the campaign seasons.  It proved so easy that we have seen the issue gain hundreds of billions of dollars!  Of course, if the democrats had spent the same amount of money on cancer research we would probably have solved it by now!  But I digress.

I watched as the brown nose democrat US Senators did their version of a "filibuster" last month.  They did this to appease and gain $50 million dollars in campaign dollars from Tom Steyer, a liberal "hedge fund" guy who believes in the tooth fairy.  The brown nosers on the left did their duty and now we have Obama chipping in this week  with his attempts to help cement that money from Steyer.  Issuing a AGW strategy that will surely fail.

It amazes me that the left and Obama believe the people of America have already forgot the last winter was the coldest on record!  The people in the liberal states of the Northeast paid through the nose to buy gas and fuel (from evil Chevron and ARCO!) to keep warm yet the politicians act as if that never happened!  The rest of the countries taxpayers have to subsidize the people of the cold climates and I ask you if this is ethical?  Why should people in Arizona pay for the heating bills of those in Connecticut?  But as long as it stays cold, I guess the taxpayers will be fleeced for the heating costs. All the while the politicians from the Northeast excoriate the energy suppliers!

The left now sees that people are not buying what they are selling since they experience the "weather" every minute of every day and it is not what these "true believers" say it is!  So they change the terms to meet their lies and of course, they attack anyone who disagrees.  Just like Harry Reid did on the Senate floor to impugn Mitt Romney by telling the world Mitt did not pay taxes (all a lie but protected because Reid did it on the Senate floor, (GOD Reid is a dirtbag!) the left will stoop as low as it takes in the gutter to destroy those who disagree.

I remember after my OP-ED in 1997 came out, I received hate mail and the left in the community (and elsewhere) wrote letters to the editor calling me all kinds of naughty names.  It was my first experience in how low the left would go to destroy someone they disagreed with on a "eco policy" issue.  I have a thick skin so it did not get to me but since ten I have seen a doubling down by the left on this issue.

The eco nuts say everything on the planet is now negatively affected by this "carbon" issue.  California now has a tax on carbon and have tried trading credits on the element.  I have to say though that the creativity of making money by the political class through a tax scheme using a element that makes life possible on our planet is absolutely creative!  Now Obama and the EPA and other federal agencies are trying to go national with the scheme.

California used to be the incubator of new ideas to better the lives of people.  Inventions, and many other ideas were born here and if they worked then the country would take them nationwide.  But since the 80's, all the ridiculous things our kids under the Capitol Dome come up and failing are permeating the political classes of the country.  It is spreading because the billions of dollars of grant money and the ideology of the press "journalists" and classroom "educators" and  the Obama Administration are hogging the issue in their favor.  The truth is being drowned out by the propaganda of the left fueled by my money!

This latest attempt to hog the issue and make it stick by Obama id purely political as I said.  His policies on the economy and most of the rest of the issues are failing or have failed.  He needs to distract the people and the "press" stenographers are happy to assist him.  Just use your common sense and you will toss this attempt to deceive by Obama and his pals into the trash.  It is a hoax and no lie can last without money.  The Congress should cut off the money for these grants and allow the free market and the scientists that are not selling out their ethics to do the science.  It is all politics and it will fail.

53 comments:

  1. National Geographic reported in April of this year that Antarctic's sea ice has reached a record mass. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121013-antarctica-sea-ice-record-high-science-global-warming/

    My theory is that because oilman (and presidential wannabe) All Gore's private plane flights are mostly in the northern hemisphere, he isn't having a measurable impact below the equator. --JG

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    1. Of course that is true as are most of the facts showing the "believers" are wrong. That does not deter them though. It has been going on since Daniel Moynihan tried to get Nixon to get all excited about the "warming" in 1970. Of course not long after that the "scientists" said it was "cooling" that was happening. Too funnny!

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  2. Todd, you claimed in your very thoughtful and carefully researched report above that "the people are not biting." Au contraire, mon frere. They are biting every single day. This is why God invented teeth.

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  3. Thank you. I am learning that if I praise you, you do not delete my comments.

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    1. If you wrote an op-ed in 2997, then you are also a time traveler. What else did you write in the future?

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    2. If you wrote an op-ed in 2997, then you are also a time traveler. What else did you write in the future?

      Dammit Todd if you have that ability..the time travel..... you could at least do me the courtesy of a couple sets of winning lottery numbers and World Series results.

      Some friend you are.

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  4. Go '17 NY Mets!

    But that's nowhere near as good as the '23 World Series-winning Chicago Cubs.

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    1. Cubs have not won since 1908...as a life long fan I can attest thay suck.

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  5. But that's nowhere near as good as the '23 World Series-winning Chicago Cubs.

    I'll entertain the notion of time travel....at least there is some grounding in physics there....but the Cubs winning a world series? Pure science fiction!

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  6. Now this is an entertaining topic! As long as we are fantasizing, how about getting us a balanced budget amendment, term limits, and the deal that requires that Congress live by the same rules as the rest of us? And something to throttle the lawyers would be good too! LOL!

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  7. So true Todd. Amazing how our taxes pay grant money activists to destroy our businesses one by one. Our government may permit a logging company to cut timber on fed land! but then the anti logging grant recipient takes the logger to court and the court goes along with the grant recipient who gets rewarded every step paid for by the logger and other taxpayers. I used to keep track of how many small businesses were destroyed this way. The process created bigger corporations easier for government to control. But the end of the story is all this grant money welfare makes those who get it dependent. The provider eventually achieves the goal and cuts off the grants, because it claims there isn't enough money. An old plan that worked in Europe last century. Sad but that's how it went.....one by one destroyed until the totalitarian state was complete. BMW

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  8. Sorry...I didn't realize it posted. BMW

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    1. You have it right BMW. Just look at the Sierra Fund here in Nevada City. Through their personal connections they were able to put 40,000 people out of their dredging work and not a tear was shed by them or Governor Brown and his hang. Of course not one proven instance of mercury poison or death by mercury from the rivers and creeks. But gazaillions in "grant" money. Heck they just had their meeting last week I think, in the Capiutol! So like Global Warming, the country is screwed, at t;east the truth and the taxpayers.

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  9. Do you have a source for your 40k dredgers number? That seems like a lot of dredgers. Are there even 40k streams in California?

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    1. That was from the news reports but here is a google search you can peruse for more facts.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=suction+dredging+banned+in+california&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=suction+dredging+banned+in+california+miners+total+number&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

      Here is the WMA page you can also research.

      http://westernminingalliance.org/2012/04/09/miners-rights-advocates-forge-new-alliance/

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    2. Todd, I am wondering why it is that you can never verify anything you say with third party information. According to the top news link in your generic Google search above, from the Eureka Times-Standard there were 3400 suction dredge mining permits the last year they were issued:

      http://www.times-standard.com/ci_23590319/miners-seek-restraining-order-state-suction-dredge-ban

      Can you point me to the economic analysis or show me your calculations and the rationale behind them that shows that translates to "put 40,000 people out of their suction dredging work"?

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    3. The article you linked to was a year ago. I do know there are people breaking the "law" about the moratorium imposed by the Governor and the leftwing legislature though. Seems there are some folks doing the civil disorder boogie out there in the streams and rivers.

      You can freely use the Google to find the economics on dredging. There is also many article by Solinsky from Truckee you should read.

      I sure would like to see the confirmation on the number of deaths caused by the mercury in our streams and rivers. Maybe you could help the readers out with those stats?

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    4. So, in short, you can neither confirm your claim that the law "put 40,000 people out of their suction dredging work", nor point the reader to any source that claims that, whereas I can point to an article that cites the number 3400 permits from a representative of the Western Mining Alliance. (By the way the point that the story is a year old is irrelevant, the number of permits I cited was the year they were suspended pending environmental review[2009])

      I would say that about says it all.

      And of course Todd, I know Rick Solinsky personally.

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    5. For a guy that cuts and pastes reams of "facts" I am surprised you are being so lazy. If you want additional information ho find it yourself. I suggest you talk to Mr. Solinsky and his compatriots who have created a organization dedicated to overturning the moratorium. If you really know Solinsky you would not be asking such dumb question. So, you are simply bloviating again.

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    6. Todd, I always find it amazing that you critique people for reading. Research is reading and the internet is an amazing tool to facilitate knowledge. But you seem to consider it a crutch, to only seek out the things you already agree with. That is actually kind of sad.

      When is the last time you took an on-line course? or read a scholarly work?

      I must note you have still not sourced your ludicrous claim.

      Proving once again you are nothing but a "useful Idiot' for the views you represent.

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    7. By the way, do you seriously think that on an issue as important to the Sierra Nevada, and an issue as controversial as this one, that I would not have done my homework? I read the original studies on mercury and cognitive disorders years ago. I read the environmental documents produced by the DFG going back to the proposal of the moratorium in 2009.

      You are a piker Todd.

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    8. Stave Frisch, you are simply bloviating again. If you know Solinsky you would not have asked all your stupid questions about dredging. He and his partner are the leading opponents of the moratorium. So, by you not knowing them you don';t know anything about the issue. My goodness, if you were concerned about the Sierra Nevada Mountains you would at least know a little bit. All those jobs, gone, and apparently yyour are one of the culprits in their disappearance.

      So don't preach to me about something you know nothing about. You look really really foolish.

      Regarding research. You are simply a book reader Steve Frsich, I have been a doer. And I possess common sense of which you need some doses of. Good luck!

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    9. Yeah, you are a 'doer' Todd...you bitch, and moan, and spout nonsense with no ability to source it, and can't come up with a reference when challenged, and then name call, and act like a two year old.

      I think it is pretty obvious from this exchange what a complete moron you really are.

      I ask again, what is your source for "40,000 people out of their dredging work"?

      But den agin Tod I guess you provd that reding is worthles.

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    10. Steve Frisch, you are obviously unable to debate an issue and you lie so much about even the smallest thing that no one believes anything you say. You don't know diddly about suction dredging and claim you know th guy who is one of the foremost people fighting h moratorium yet prove nothing for the reader here. You are simply a liar and a bloviator and we all read amd see you for what yu are. Too funny! Oh, have you attended any meetings where the presentations were made by Solinsky on this issue? I see not.

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    11. I see you have finally reverted to your "doer" dialect. Next time I see Rick around town I will say hi for you!

      By the way, care to source your "40,000 people out of their dredging work" comment?

      I thought not.

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    12. Why don'y you know anything about the 40,000 dredgers that no longer ply their trade in the Sierra? Why don't you care?

      You don't know Solinsky, it is obvious. You are just a plain run f the mill name dropper. Too funny>

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    13. Here you lazy rent seeker, the link. One of many.

      http://plp2.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-138.html

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    14. By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
      UPDATED: 00:59 EST, 5 June 2011

      "The reason for this mammoth fight is ... salmon.
      At the centre of the battle is suction dredging, today's mechanised version of gold panning."

      "Up to 4,000 people in California use suction dredging to extract gold."

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394466/California-poised-outlaw-gold-prospecting.html#ixzz31St6HCyI

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    15. Hello Mike, here is the relevant cut/paste from my link above

      "Public Lands for the People inc. (PLP) is a 501 c-3 non profit organization with approximately 40,000, constituent members, most of whom are small and medium scale suction dredge miners and prospectors who would be affected by any moratorium on suction dredge mining."

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    16. I am not sure which is sadder, the fact that you consider that statement on a national organizations web site to be a fact, or that you consider it proof of your point.

      There were 4,000 permits a year. There were not 40,000 people plying their trade in the Sierra. (By the way, even that is a state-wide number so many of the 4,000 could have been plying their trade in the Cascade or the north coast). That is a fact.

      The point that 4,000 people could get 40,000 people to join their organizations (although I must note that exactly what 'constituent members' means is vague even on the Public Lands for the People web site) does not mean that the law "put 40,000 people out of their dredging work." Association with the organization does not mean that they were put out of their dredging work.

      You know what I think? I think it was a typo, not a rare occurrence here, and you are just too embarrassed and too stupid to simply clarify the record.

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    17. Here is how you do it Todd: "Upon being made aware of the facts I realize that the number I wanted was 4,000 people and not 40,000 people, I was wrong and I regret the mistake."

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    18. You asked for proof, I supplied it. You are too funny. The proof I gave was testimony on the moratorium bill presented to the California Legislature. They are much larger byt 100 times than your puny SBC but that doesn't stop your hubris. My goodness you have such a inflated ego for a nobody Frisch.

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    19. The actual numbers is not the point. Storms move sediment in far greater volume than miners ever could, even if they numbered 100,000. The point is, dredging is not causing a problem. After witnessing the tremendous flood moving through the little town of Washington back in ''98-'99 I learned a lot, first hand.

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    20. I was surprised that Frisch would support the banning of dredging on the rivers which resulted in the loss of so many jobs and merchant purchasing. SBC stands fr Sierra Business Council but it appears they only support government grant pursuits and government locking up private endeavors. If the SBC was not a scam for taxpayer grants, they should have been in the support camp for the dredgers. Of course the millions of tons of water during the winter months moves millions more tons of rock and debris than the dredgers and we all knew what the deal was then. Political and grant seeking by local "non-profits". I wonder if the SBC gott some of that money?

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    21. Hey, Steve. Don't you have some grant money to squander? Quit wasting time and go do it. Besides...the FUE misses you. Nobody here wants to listen to your sniveling. Head back to your liberal cesspool masked as Pee-Line's Moderate Mouthpiece.
      In other words...F-Off.

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  10. Nevada County Weather
    ****Drought Update****

    The 2013-14 rain season doesn’t “officially” end until June 30th, but for all practical purposes it is all done. Although we often get rain in late May and sometimes even in June, these late season rains never amount to much. Recent rains have been great for washing the down the pollen and temporarily increasing fuel moisture, but they have had no affect on the drought conditions or water storage.

    What has had a big impact on the drought is the very persistent above average temperatures that have grasped the state much of the season. January was the warmest ever on record for the state. And we have repeatedly had long periods where high temps have been 10-15 or even 20 degrees above average. Few people seem to have noticed. I think many people assume that dry and 70’s is “normal” for spring in the foothills. It isn’t. Although we receive about 75% of our seasonal rainfall during the Big 5 months of Nov.-March, springtime in the foothills is usually much cooler and wetter than this year.

    The huge high pressure that has been responsible not only for our very dry conditions, but also for our very warm temperatures, will return and prevail once again next week. We are expecting high temperatures next week running 10-15 degrees above average once again.

    Although this large-scale atmospheric pattern over the Eastern Pacific has had short breaks (Feb. and March) allowing a series of significant storm systems to bring much needed rain and snow, we have been overwhelmingly dominated by strong height anomalies for over 16 months now.

    This rain season is not as dry as 1976-77 (which was the driest on record), but it will clock in as the 2nd or 3rd driest on record. That combined with a below average previous two years and the driest calendar year ever (2013) sets us up for extreme drought conditions going into the summer months.

    Compared with the 1977 drought, this year’s drought is compounded by the fact that there are a lot more people in the state than 37 years ago and an aging water delivery system makes the summer of 2014 very possibly the most challenging and dangerous drought this state has ever faced.

    This will affect people in different ways. But everyone will be touched in some way. Even for those who do not face mandatory water rationing (as it appears to be the case with NID), water will be more expensive. Some water wells in the county may go dry later in the season, and even after the rains return, recovery may be slow. Certain foods will be more expensive as vast tracks of farmland will go unplanted this year.

    In my mind, the biggest impact may be the fire season. The greatest potential for extreme fire behavior will be in the 4000-7000 foot elevation belt. This large swath of land is normally packed with snow all season with remnants of snow well into June. This year there was rarely any snow on the ground all season leading to very early drying of fuels. But all elevations will be impacted by the persistent warm temperatures, lack of rain and an extremely low fuel moisture for this time of year.

    The drought is here. It will affect people in different way and to different extents, but it will have a noticeable and in some cases long lasting impact.

    Let’s hope for a cool summer and an early rain season come fall.

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  11. When the water is to polluted to drink, the air to foul to breathe, and the forests no longer standing, people will finally discover they can't eat money.

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    1. I agree with the sentiment but in reality we have things under control in our country.

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  12. Joe, re: your 11:23. Agreed we can't eat money. We also can't eat Delta Smelt, Desert Tortoise, Yellow leg Frogs or any of the other animals we have placed ahead of humans on the list of important species. What we need are leaders smart enough to grasp the concept of compromise. Logic, another item to add to the endangered list. LOL!

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  13. No worries. La Nina, El Lino, and the whole enchilada are gathering its troops in mass and ready to attack the coast of drought struck Californ-kneea next winter. Then we will be saying "Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day." It might even rain directly due to the change in the weather.


    Bill Tozer, aka, Bull Dozer

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    1. Bill, the water masters will squander even that.

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  14. BTW Todd, I've been trying to get a hold of the Hitler Youth issue of the CABRO newsletter and so far have been disappointed. Penny's Diner was out, and I couldn't even find the CABPRO newsletter holder at B&C and Robinson's gas station. Can you help me out here?

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  15. Nothing. But I thought you would know. So I asked.

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  16. I am tired and bored, and I haven't slimed anyone in awhile. Well not since earlier today when I bitched out the Grass Valley Chamber for daring to work on a community service project without asking me. Did I tell you that I'm not a Chamber member, mostly because I am a cheap, two faced prick. How dare the GV Chamber not take directions from an ahole non-member like me. I should be be able to bitch about every worthwhile project in town, and everyone should listen. I am, after all, an impotent, washed up, former award winning journalist. And I hate everything about this place. All these good old boys make me sick. Always trying to do something good. I hate them. I hate myself too. I am just a pathetic loser. I am going home to smack Bruiser around some. That always makes me feel better about myself. LOL! THE TRUE FUE.

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  17. C'mon Todd, screw Michael. Let's FUEl around! My bros are restless. LOL!

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  20. Thanks fish. I was worried that the good old boys were blocking my comments. Did you see what a good job I did of sliming the Chamber for their public service project? When you said recently that the good people of Nevada County had a viper in their midst, I assume that you were speaking about the FUE and all of his wanna be, pseudo family members, illegitimate or not, including me. As the TRUE FUE, and a sorry member of the illegitimate side, I would like to protest that comment. It is totally unfair to vipers, and if you don't take it back right now, I am going to go whine to the Sheriff like the punk I really am. And my Bro, the Really Real FUE is pissed off too! See how that rhymes? It is because I am an award winning journalist and wannabe poet! LOL!

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Real name thank you.