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Democrats Totally Cave on Border: Give Trump All He Wants, Get Nothing In Return.

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  • Part 1: The Democrats' total capitulation on the border
  • The Democrats got absolutely nothing. Zilch. Nada.
  • Part 2: Democrats Are Capitulating to Trump by Approving Border, DHS Funding
  • We have Democrats actually playing his (Trump's) game.
  • Related: Special Report | US Immigration Policy: Cruel, Racist, In Decay

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Part 1: The Democrats' total capitulation on the border
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So, all in all, Trump got more money for a border barrier, enhanced border security, and increased detention capacity. What did Democrats get? Absolutely nothing. Zilch. Nada.

Shikha Dalmia, the Week

February 12, 2019 | Republican and Democratic lawmakers last night reportedly came to an agreement on border enforcement funding to avert another government shutdown before the Friday deadline. Yet after all this drama, it's unclear if Democrats accomplished much beyond virtue signaling to their base. If anything, they may have given Trump a green light to forge ahead with his draconian interior enforcement agenda without any meaningful oversight of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Details of the deal are still trickling in but it seems clear that after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged not to give Trump even a "dollar" for his wall, Democrats agreed to hand him $1.375 billion to build a 55-mile long barrier in the Rio Grande Valley. They're trying to spin this as mere "pedestrian fencing." Trump, who is never shy of staring a gift horse in the mouth, is saying it’s not enough. But it's pretty clear that Democrats gave in.

https://images.theweek.com/sites/default/files/author-images/shikhadalmia.png?resize=500x500/ Shikha Dalmia, the Week columnist, is a senior policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. She is a Bloomberg View contributor and a columnist at the Washington Examiner, and she also writes regularly for Reason, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and numerous other publications.

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Part 2: Democrats Are Capitulating to Trump by Approving Border, DHS Funding

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We have Democrats actually playing his game, trying to give him more money for DHS, trying to give more money, which can be—and … will be—used to continue to detain people.

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! / Truthout

February 15, 2019 | President Trump declared a national emergency today to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite opposition from Congress, after signing the latest spending bill, which includes nearly $1.4




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billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion he requested.Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib issued a statement that they voted against the bill because it gives more funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “That is the right thing to do. We’ve been pushing for Democrats to do the right thing, to stop playing [Trump’s] games,” says our guest Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Texas-based Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC‘s “Meet the Press.”

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Special Report | US Immigration Policy: Cruel, Racist, In Decay. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: A “Smart” Border Wall Is Just as Racist as a Physical Barrier
  • Democrats’ “smart wall” would draw upon the same tech tools that have been long criticized by civil rights activists.
  • Part 2: Incarcerated Immigrants Are Being Tortured
  • Hunger strikers in a Texas immigration jail are risking their lives to draw attention to the conditions.
  • Part 3: Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy Is About Power, Not Solutions
  • Trump’s immigration policy affects far more people than the migrants at the center of the wall debate.
  • Related: Democrats Totally Cave on Border: Give Trump All He Wants, Get Nothing In Return.

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Feature Article | Peace & Non-violence

The ‘War on Terror’ Has Utterly Failed – Global Terrorism Has Dramatically Increased Since 9/11. Jon Queally,  Common Dreams / Alternet


https://www.alternet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/george_w_bush_on_the_deck_of_the_uss_abraham_lincoln.jpgSince 9/11, the regions where the U.S. military has been most active - countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia - have seen a five-fold increase in violent attacks.
 

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Biggest Threat to Single-Payer? Democrat Support for a Public Option, Michael Corcoran, Truthout


http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/obamacare-healthcare-profits.jpgThe next big fight for single-payer may not be with Big Pharma or the GOP, but rather, Democrats who insist on putting their energy behind weaker policies.
 

Of Special Interest | Race & Ethnicity

Don't get what's wrong with blackface? Here's why it's so offensive. Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox

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  • Blackface is much more than just dark makeup used to enhance a costume.
  • Related: Kamala Harris Destroyed Black Lives.
     

Bloggers & Columnists | Charles P. Pierce



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Let the record show: Football is dead, and ’
twas boredom that killed the beast.

Books, Literature, & Ideas

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  • Part 1: Beware the Moderate Democrat
  • Why the centrist extremists are an incredibly dangerous political animal
  • Part 2: ‘Socialism surging in Iowa’ gives cold feet to centrist Democrats contemplating 2020 run: report
  • It might be the centrists who are getting cold feet.
  • Part 3: The Last Thing America Needs Right Now is a 'Centrist Independent'
  • Howard Schultz is contemplating a run for president, while Kamala Harris leans into Obama-style rhetoric. God Help Us All.

Health, Science, & Environment

What’s the ‘Green New Deal’? The surprising origins behind a progressive rallying cry, Alexander C. Kaufman, Grist

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“The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialists of America US representative of a working-class Bronx and Queens district in New York City said by email. “It will require the investment of trillions of dollars and the creation of millions of high-wage jobs. We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy but this time green energy.”

Media & Technology

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America, Adam H. Johnson, Truthdig / Rise Up Times 

 https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/maduronyt.jpg/ Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro flashes victory signs, declaring he will prevail amid a "coup," during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday. (Ariana Cubillos / AP)

  • Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?
  • Related: Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

The Military-Media Complex, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Militarism in the Media, World Beyond War
  • Discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare.
  • Part 2: Highlights of #NoWar2018
  • This video reduces a day and a half to 1 hour.
  • Related: From the Archives | Special Report: The Media and War: Week of June 29, 2014
  • Related: Your Complete Guidetothe N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

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What’s the ‘Green New Deal’? The surprising origins behind a progressive rallying cry.


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“The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialists of America US representative of a working-class Bronx and Queens district in New York City said by email. “It will require the investment of trillions of dollars and the creation of millions of high-wage jobs. We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy but this time green energy.”

Alexander C. Kaufman, Grist

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It was Thomas Friedman who in 2007 started calling for a “Green New Deal” to end fossil fuel subsidies, tax carbon dioxide emissions, and create lasting incentives for wind and solar energy. At the dawn of the global financial crisis, the “New Deal” concept that Franklin D. Roosevelt coined 76 years earlier to describe the labor reforms and historic spending on infrastructure and armaments that pulled the United States out of the Great Depression proved attractive.

Alexander C. Kaufman is a climate and environment reporter at HuffPost, based in New York.

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Feature Article | Government & Politics

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  • At least within the limits of its influence over public opinion, Russiagate has been very effective at propagating militaristic and authoritarian views.
  • Related: Special Project | Russiagate: The American Boogeyman

Publisher's Choice | Business

How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street, Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com

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  • Wall Street owns the country.
  • Related: Central Banks Have Gone Rogue; The Contagion Has Spread To Democracy Itself.

Of Special Interest | Activism & Organizing

Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors. Credo Action / Ultraviolet

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  • Tell Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:   "Do not eviscerate protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault."
  • Related: These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government.

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Ellen Brown, Matt Taibbi



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A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Excerpt: "In order to fill a couple of overstuffed pockets with more dollars, they're willing to threaten the existence of organized human life." 


A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria, by Lee Camp, Lee Camp, Truthdig / Rise Up Times
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  • It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.
  • Related: The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Century.

Government & Politics

These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government. Josh Israel, Danielle McLean, Think Progress
Yvette Cabrera, Joshua Eaton, and Kira Lerner contributed reporting to this story.

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  • Back in October a leaked Office of Management and Budget document revealed that eight staffers are quietly poised to take an axe to domestic policy. After examining these eight members, we found they're deeply conservative and uniquely suited to dismantle or outsource major parts of the federal government.
  • Related: Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth.
  • Related: Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors.

Matt Taibbi | Why Aren't We Talking More About Trump's Nihilism? Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone / Reader Supported News

  • https://readersupportednews.org/images/stories/article_imgs24/024738-coal-climate-change-030817.jpg"The White House now says we might as well pollute because global catastrophe is inevitable." 
  • Related: The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers


Health, Science, & Environment

The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers, Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone

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  • A new report shows carbon emissions are moving in the wrong direction, and we’re running out of time.
  • Related: A Green New Deal Is Not possible Until We Let ALL Our Delusions About Climate Change Die.

Labor

The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power. Adam Simpson, the Next System  / Portside
https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/robots2.jpgUltimately, the better advice for workers seeking to avoid “disruption” is to become the agents of disruption themselves.
 

 

 

Race & Ethnicity

Kamala Harris Destroyed Black Lives. Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report


https://blackagendareport.com/sites/default/files/2019-01/FR__845x400%20%281%29_0.jpgHarris has spent her career locking up Black and brown people. She should not be allowed to shake hands, kiss babies or walk into black churches without being taken to task.
 

Youth, Education, & Children

Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students, John Vibes, Activist Post

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The use of shock therapy has been proven to be ineffective, and it is not used very often because other treatments work much better.

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The ‘War on Terror’ Has Utterly Failed – Global Terrorism Has Dramatically Increased Since 9/11


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Since 9/11, the regions where the U.S. military has been most active - countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia - have seen a five-fold increase in violent attacks.

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September 17, 2018 | In the 17 years since the events of Sept. 11 2001, after which the United States declared a "global war on terror," there has not been a terrorist attack of similar size or magnitude on American soil.

However, according to findings in a new congressionally mandated report by the United States Institute of Peace—authored by members of a federal task force focused on extremism—nations around the world have suffered a five-fold increase in terrorist attacks following the post-9/11 policies unleashed by the U.S. and its allies.

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Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

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  • Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?
  • Related: Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Adam H. Johnson, Truthdig / Rise Up Times 

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January 29,
2019 | On Friday, the New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such coup the paper has backed since the creation of the CIA over 70 years ago.

A survey of the New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America, with two editorials—those involving the 1983 Grenada invasion and the 2009 Honduras coup—ranging from ambiguous to reluctant opposition. The survey can be viewed here.

Adam H. Johnson is a media analyst for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and is co-host of the Citations Needed podcast.

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Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/18/23816010_d1c7a8b608_z.jpgPart 1: Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela
  • "… these international actors should instead support negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents."
  • Part 2: Fears of US-Backed 'Coup' in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as 'Interim President'
  • In response to Trump declaration, President Nicolas Maduro gives diplomats from 'imperialist' U.S. 72 hours to leave the country.

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  • A new report shows carbon emissions are moving in the wrong direction, and we’re running out of time.
  • Related: A Green New Deal Is Not possible Until We Let ALL Our Delusions About Climate Change Die.

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December 6, 2018 | It’s often argued that climate change is not a technological or engineering problem, it is a political problem. And it’s true. We have all the technology we need to power the world with renewables and stave off the worst of climate chaos. What we lack is the political will to take the kind of moonshot-scale action necessary to accomplish it.

But climate change is also a numbers problem. Every ton of carbon that we dump into the atmosphere stays there for hundreds of years, warming the atmosphere and reshaping the future climate. As the recent IPCC report pointed out, to avoid the worst of climate chaos, the world needs to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Accomplishing that would require not just a remaking of our energy system, but profound changes in agriculture, the design of cities and transportation systems. It is possible to imagine how a revolution like this might happen, but it’s even easier to imagine how it would not.

Jeff Goodell, Reporter, Rolling Stone

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A Green New Deal Is Not possible Until We Let ALL Our Delusions About Climate Change Die. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate Change
  • Thinking climate change will only hit elsewhere, or only in the future, pummeling others but sparing you — these are delusions, too.
  • Part 2: Is a Green New Deal Possible Without a Revolution?
  • A Green New Deal is the name of our desire.

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  • Back in October a leaked Office of Management and Budget document revealed that eight staffers are quietly poised to take an axe to domestic policy. After examining these eight members, we found they're deeply conservative and uniquely suited to dismantle or outsource major parts of the federal government.
  • Related: Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth.
  • Related: Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors.

Josh Israel, Danielle McLean, Think Progress
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Dec 18, 2017 | In August 2016, a day after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump announced some of his economic plans, he called in to Fox Business Network to discuss those plans with host Maria Bartiromo. In their conversation, Trump insisted his assault on government programs would not have any negative ramifications. “We’re going to be doing smart budget cuts, budget cuts that will make it just as good or better than it is right now but for a lot less money,” he vowed.

Congress has not yet enacted his massive budget cuts, but that has not stopped the administration from dispatching a team of domestic policy aides to push for cuts, unilateral executive actions, and conservative actions across the federal government.

Josh Israel has been senior investigative reporter for ThinkProgress since 2012.

Danielle McLean is an investigative reporter at ThinkProgress.

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Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth. Ross Barkan, the Guardian


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The rightwing, anti-government forces which first took root in the Republican party more than 40 years ago are now in full bloom and Trump is their willing avatar.

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Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors. Credo Action / Ultraviolet

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Feature Article | Activism & Organizing

Series: A Call for a General Strike, Part 2: Time's Up for Deferring MLK's Dream, Bob Hennelly, Salon

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Yellow%20Vest%20protestors%3B%20Mount%20Rushmore.jpgBallooning debt, stark income inequality, endlesswarand rampant racism are all hallmarks of the Trump nightmare.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power? Richard Moser, Counterpunch
https://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/dropzone/2019/01/Untitled_Artwork-1-1.jpg/ Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair

The lack of historical consciousness lies at the heart of American exceptionalism. It hobbles our capacity to think and act. This denial of history is the masters’ mythology, not ours. Corporate power is not eternal but historical. It too shall pass — but only if we make it so.
 

Of Special Interest | Foreign Affairs

Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/18/23816010_d1c7a8b608_z.jpgPart 1: Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela
  • "… these international actors should instead support negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents."
  • Part 2: Fears of US-Backed 'Coup' in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as 'Interim President'
  • In response to Trump declaration, President Nicolas Maduro gives diplomats from 'imperialist' U.S. 72 hours to leave the country.

Bloggers & Columnists | Gary G. Kohls, Chris Hedges

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Activism & Organizing

Special Project | A Martin Luther King Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  •   http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Arend%20Van%20Dam%20%7C%20Racism%20in%20America_1.jpgPart 1: Rebranding MLK: How the Establishment Blackened His Dream and Whitewashed His Legacy
  • King died standing against wars and economic inequalities; notice how these themes are rarely mentioned by politicians, pundits and media personalities who cry crocodile tears for him.
  • Part 2: Duty to Warn: April 4th, 1984 and April 4th, 1968
  • Fascism is Alive and Well Despite Orwell’s and MLK’s Warnings
  • Part 3: A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country
  • The true measure ofsuccessispositive action.

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Ex-Labor Secretary Urges Unpaid Federal Workers To Defy Trump By Walking Off Job. Ed Mazza, Huffington Post

  • Robert Reich slammed the president for “callous disregard” of 420,000 government employees working without pay.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Youth, Education, & Children

The Covington Catholic Boys "Conundrum", Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Covington Catholic Boys Shouldn’t Be Expelled—They Should Be Educated.
  • Haul their asses back to school and teach them better.” Also their parents. And some of their teachers... .
  • Part 2: "Unfortunate and Regrettable"
  • The Cincinnati diocese called the boy's behavior “unfortunate and regrettable,” the language when PR isn't conceding fault

and much more. Enjoy!

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