Twenty Years

2021 September 11
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by drdog09

To the Day.

To those lost that fateful day, we mourn your passing still. To the families of the loved ones left behind, an apology is owed for we still don’t have the whole story.

BinLaden took a big gamble, and won. The bet? That our own fears would undo us. He could not beat us on a material basis but he hedged that it would be possible to defeat us mentally. He was right. The Patriot Act was the first step. ‘Papers please’ to get on public transport, self signed warrants by Federals. Following are restrictions on gun sales, red flag laws, and night time raids. The urge for protection came before the urge for freedom, the chains duly forged.

We the People have done nothing since to prevent the slide. Oh there is some resistance but the vast majority of the populace are like NPCs in a video game. Numb and oblivious. Covid has accelerated the march to authoritism yet again. Soon even your own body will not be yours to chose as you will. We will have truly reached ‘1984’.

But what now?

Resistance as we attempted it in the Courts, the Congress and the political arena are for the most part now denied. Tech tyranny has made it very hard to voice an alternate opinion of those platforms. Cancel culture is doing the same in the physical world. Universities are nothing but breeding grounds for socialist dogma. The old battle has been lost. We need to face that fact.

We, the resistance, need to think quite differently now.

Economics: Flat out, run your own business. Dependence on a W2 income relationship will over the long term mean you are the pawn in both office politics and State politics. Just look what Biden* is mandating with large employers, vaxx or out. If full time 1099 income is not available, start a side gig to that aim and see if you can grow it to full time. But the hand writing is on the wall.

After food and shelter make saving your number one priority. Do not keep a lot of money in your bank accounts, just enough to pay that months bills. Move the rest into gold, silver, maybe BitCoin. Leaving it in long term cash is a guarantee to lose at least 10% a year. Whatever your alternative is has to be a asset preservation tool. In 1968 I could buy a gallon of gas with a constitutional quarter (.25c, 75% silver content). Today, 2021, I can still buy that single gallon of gas because that same quarter is worth ~$4.25.

With MMT holding sway at the Fed and spending in Congress going Brrrrr, the USD is not long for this world. Fact it should have already cratered but it is the best end to pick up in a sea of turds worldwide. But that won’t last. Eventually investors will get wise to the fact that holding Treasuries burns assets faster than owning a yacht. Don’t play that game, disengage, get out.

Home: Secure it first of all. Upgrade your locks and door jambs. If possible replace doors with the fancy entrance way glass. Put in an alarm system but don’t pay for a service. Surveys show that response times exceed 30 minutes. In the event of a break in you could be dead in 2. Money wasted, buy silver with the savings. Own a gun? Learn how to use it. Don’t? Get one and learn how to use it. Also become very familiar with the laws in your state as far when and when you cannot go postal with it. Improve the lighting around the home. Trim back overgrown plants that provide cover. Check your fencing if you have it.

Have at least a 30 day food supply, preferably 90. Most homes could not go a week without a grocery run. In the early stages of a SHTF, that could be a deadly operation. Make a plan of how you will maintain a water supply if the mains are cut off. Learn how to garden. You can reduce your food bill by 50% just working an area 20×40’. That won’t happen overnight, it requires skill and observation.

When the lights go out, and it will, then what? Well you could say, ‘time for bed’, as our colonial forefathers did. That is a strategy. Do you do camping (car, tent, RV) well you are well on your way to having existing alternate resources. Take stock and see what your lack. Get additional propane or liquid fuels for the stoves and lanterns you already have. Next, if your family just can’t break loose of the power cord get a generator or a solar generator to provide a modicum of backup electrical power. Whole house systems are great and they are also expensive. But select a unit that can at least power your most efficient refrigerator and cell and a few lights.

Spending: First off learn to make do. Purge those crazy potions at the supermarket. If you read the labeling its mostly alcohol, water and some fragrance. Make your own substitute. Here is a great book of how-to. We make our own laundry cleaning product for almost half the cost of the store stuff. Turn it into a golf game. Your goal is to reach the ‘hole in one’ of not spending a dime at the retailers. Start small then work your way up. Always ask, “Do I need it? Can I substitute? Can I make it myself?”

Look at your bills. Which ones can I eliminate or at least reduce? The cable bill is the classic. They entice you with a All-in-One package that appears cheap. Chances are though you already have a cell phone so why have the phone from Verizon. Most of the channels you don’t watch so why have the TV/HBO/… on there too? Water heaters cost energy, consider a heat blanket wrap and adjust the thermostat on the beast. Adjust where you can and direct the extra money into savings or reducing debt.

Technology: I could be all over the map here, only because I am a rebel when it comes to this stuff. I gork Open Source and have not paid for a piece of software in at least 15 years if not longer. YMMV.

First consider purchasing a laptop over a desktop. Yes they are more expensive but you can get by with one machine and if you need more screen real estate purchase one with HDMI output and acquire a larger LCD screen. It is what I have done for the last 5 years and it was a one generation back device when I bought it. If you will never need portability then yes buy a desktop it will be a cheaper choice.

Second consider Open Source software first. Free can’t be beat. Most have Linux and Windows variants. Alas there are some categories where paid is best. Photoshop is a prime example. CAD tools another. One thing to really avoid or minimize is software as service at the personal level. When the ’Net goes down you are out of service.

Last, stop chasing the latest gadget. The Apple cult being the worst case prime example of what I am talking about. I still have a Samsung S cell phone and does exactly what I need. Old as the hills too.

Education: Well first free strikes again. The internet overall, and YouTube is the greatest resource on the planet for learning. For those of us in the post collegiate state of mind its the place to graduate to.

For the family getting ready to send their children off to college think long and hard. Sending Suzie off to get a BA at a trendy school is a waste of time. You would be better off putting a down payment on a house for her and be that the end of it. You and the child need to look at – child’s capability, the degree they are going for, the overall costs as a bundle. Simply put if the career the kid desires can’t make more than $55k after 5 years do a rethink.

Consider if you will, a burger flipper earning $20/hr is $42000 annually with no skill set. If you spend $80000 over 4 years, and that is cheap college, and the child only makes $40000 after graduation who made the wrong career choice? As they say, do the maths or you will be sorry.

Entertainment: Recent entertainment choices are Woke be it Hollyweird products, the NFL, NBA, MLB, they are just dripping with it. Vote with your wallet and don’t buy a ticket. Don’t support it.

These days I would rather watch an old movie or read a book. Visit with friends. Go to a park. Go somewhere local.

Politics: Abandon national politics. The GOP is doing us no favors and have not fought a good battle in years. Its a waste of your money to support a national campaign.

Rather, go local. Battle it out in the school boards, mayoral races, State representatives and governor races. Its an area where a small group of concerted citizens can make a large impact. Unseat the freak show liberals in these positions. Run for positions on school boards and city positions. Gain control of zoning boards or anything else that is an elected position.


The point of all this? Well to steal their thunder “Build Back Better”. The difference being doing so at a personal level to prepare ourselves with what is coming and at the same time hasten its arrival. If everyone followed the prescription resulting in half the population not engaging fully in the economy it will happen.

Only then, in the dire economic failure of the Federal Government to operate will things change. Our political daemons can only act so long as they have money to do so. Deny it to them the best you can.

49 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 September 11 12:55 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  2. 2021 September 11 12:59 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    To me, the jumper is the image ingrained in my brain for 9/11.

    “Politics: Abandon national politics. The GOP is doing us no favors and have not fought a good battle in years. Its a waste of your money to support a national campaign.”
    Besides going local over national, if you donate to the cause, consider giving to a lawfare group. We need them, since GOPe has decided to cave. Judicial Watch, Election Integrity Project, Center for American Liberty, True the Vote, Pacific Legal Foundation and others have all been helpful.

  3. 2021 September 11 2:10 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    We the People have the power to shut this place down — https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/ny-hospital-forced-stop-delivering-babies-after-maternity-workers-resign-over-vaccine — 13 people forced a hospital to cease maternity services.

    If Truckers and Rail Workers stopped working this country would grind to a halt. There would be not Christmas sales devastating retail employment. A cascade could eventually ensue in due course.

  4. 2021 September 11 3:23 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A selection … email and Gab are full of passionate memes.

  5. 2021 September 11 3:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  6. 2021 September 11 3:37 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Brought fwd from last thread:

    KH is it OK to post your photo links elsewhere?
    I clicked on a couple, it’s pretty moving to view them but I don’t want to potentially blow your privacy … or if some photos are copy-protected, or any other unforeseen thing.
    I had in mind,
    1) sending to a couple of people directly in email
    2) posting on another blog or two
    3) posting on Gab
    A Gab posting might potentially be viewed by a troll. Could they track back to you and get you cancelled somehow?
    I suspect the other two are safe.
    Just thinking it would be welcomed by many as it appears to be an incredible collection.

  7. 2021 September 11 3:52 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Interesting. FedEx bucks the trend of abject fear about the virus which kills 0.25% of those infected and reinstitutes signatures for some packages. Doubtless masked perhaps gloved but standing next to someone while the sign.
    Courageous

    FedEx Delivery Signature Update
    As we continue to support the global supply chain, we’re committed to keeping customers, team members and your packages safe. We will reinstate effective September 15, 2021 our physical signature requirements for paid, premium signature services and commercial deliveries* across the U.S.

  8. 2021 September 11 5:47 pm
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    2 – And one they rarely ever want to show.
    6 – Sure… i don’t care, that said some of them maybe copy protected or whatever though I just pilfered them from the web over time, they’re linked to my largely throw away g account. Use your best judgement I guess, what’s pathetic is one wouldn’t of had to have thought twice years ago sharing such pictures (so long as it wasn’t for money).

  9. 2021 September 11 6:37 pm
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    E-B2zu-HVQAEy-p-N

    😉 The usual suspects are gonna love that one, only thing missing though was the United States from her list of nations that discriminate against some or all of those named groups.

  10. 2021 September 11 7:04 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    For the Nerds — https://frame.work/laptop-diy-edition — A user configurable and repairable laptop. Price is reasonable.

  11. 2021 September 11 7:25 pm
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    10 – Yeah been tracking that, it’s not a bad option, surprised it’s taking so long for the Ethernet jack plug-in though (at least as of last month).

  12. 2021 September 11 11:36 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Burger giant now starting ppl at up to $17 dollars an hour

    http://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/mcdonalds-raises-pay-for-u-s-restaurant-workers-11620907500

  13. 2021 September 12 3:26 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    13,

    $35360 per annum. A masters in visual production from Columbia only pays $38k. That after spending roughly $150k in tuition.

    People wonder why women are dominating in college attendance? Men tend to run the numbers first.

  14. 2021 September 12 5:30 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Controversial Virginia training video claims Muslims suffer because of 9-11:

    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/extremists-not-terrorists-virginia-dept-of-education-9-11-training-video-causes-controversy

    “We’re not going to reproduce a false assumption of Muslim responsibility for 9/11. We’re just going to begin right there and name that there is no responsibility and therefore we’re not going to use this space to try and untangle that,” said Decuir.

    I don’t remember the terrorists crying out “Praise to Jesus Christ.”

    Might I suggest that ill feelings toward Muslims are the result of refusing to assimilate, mistreatment of women and always seeking special treatment?

  15. 2021 September 12 6:09 am
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    justrand permalink

    desperation
    NOUN
    a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior.

    As in:
    The government’s approach to distributing the Covid-19 vaccines is increasingly an act of DESPERATION

    The question: WHY????

    Why the hysteria, the threats, the punishments & fines, the un-Constitutional actions??? Why???

    Occum’s Razor indicates that their desperate actions stem from FEAR…fear that We The People are going to realize the long-term effects of the CURE may very well be worse than the DISEASE.

    IF the vaccines work as advertised then the vaccinated have nothing to fear from the UN-vaccinated…NOTHING.

    QED: the vaccines do NOT work as advertised. And may indeed have horrible long-term side-effects.

    Hence the desperation

  16. 2021 September 12 6:38 am
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    bc3b permalink

    When Bishop Foley played Dearborn high schools in volleyball, my daughter always tried to direct slams toward Muslim players figuring their first priority would be keeping the hajib on rather than returning the ball.

  17. 2021 September 12 6:42 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    True, the desperation is palpable and also puzzling.
    It’s also unscientific, for example ignoring the case of infected/recovered with natural antibodies. Also the growing insistence to vaxx 12 to 15 year olds.

    The theory that there’s something fishy is appealing.
    The other plausible case is politics. They truly believe they can build a fury against unvaxxed using MSM propaganda and depend on people not noticing the holes in the logic. They hope to crush the unvaxxed and cement their power. “We can even implement stupid policies like abandon Afghanistan and require leaky vaccines, so just give up and go away, you rabble. We can do as we please and ain’t nothing you can do about it”

  18. 2021 September 12 7:44 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Chicago weekend shooting Sunday morning update: 47 shot, 5 fatally

    https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-shootings-today-violence/11015200/

  19. 2021 September 12 8:09 am
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    bc3b permalink

    PRP #13 –

    In recent years McDonald’s have been adding multiple check out lanes to increase business. Now, at least in my area, all checkout lanes but one are blocked due to lack of staffing.

  20. 2021 September 12 9:07 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    O i was just thinking that the “fight for 15” has been won so they dont have to fight about it in the senate anymore.

  21. 2021 September 12 9:42 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Thanks for the ChiTown update!

  22. 2021 September 12 11:33 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #13 –

    Biden has always been a d1ck. The media tried to portray him as a rational grandfather type. In reality he is the obnoxious crazy uncle everyone tries to avoid at Thanksgiving.

  23. 2021 September 12 11:41 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Is China headed towards Civil War?”
    https://youtu.be/sd4E1kgyE68

    Answer: no, not at all and the idea is laughable.
    HOWEVER there is something odd happening.
    Government has made it difficult to trade gold.
    And there is some forced redistribution of wealth from rich to poor mandated with perhaps more coming.
    Eventually paper money will go away … National digital currency means govt sees and controls all your spending … investment choices are being systematically restricted… the equivalent of a re-election bid is coming closer for Xi.
    Something is happening.

  24. 2021 September 12 11:59 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I actually think delta is starting to wane now for whatever reason.

    Nonetheless for the conspiracy theorists who think the hospitals arent busy and are actually empty, there is a good story on hotair: ER doctor called to transfer patient to 43 different hospitals who all rejected his transfer request bc all 43 were at full capacity.

    There were similar stories out of Texas recently of pts dying sitting in the ER waiting to be transferred after every semi nearby hospital was full.

    https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/09/11/alabama-man-dies-of-heart-issue-after-being-rejected-by-43-icus-at-capacity-n415219

  25. 2021 September 12 1:10 pm
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    justrand permalink

    bnc3b: “Chicago weekend shooting Sunday morning update: 47 shot, 5 fatally”

    Still just the end of the 3rd quarter…they’ve got all Sunday afternoon and evening to make their quota.

  26. 2021 September 12 1:33 pm
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    fight on permalink

    An epic twitter rant. Sums up perfectly why amny refuse the jab. Oh and PRP just because we refuse the jab does not make us anti vaxers.

    https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2021/09/12/you-think-your-patience-is-running-out-lol-fk-you-epic-thread-from-the-unvaccinated-kicks-so-much-as-and-takes-all-the-names/

  27. 2021 September 12 2:45 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  28. 2021 September 12 3:27 pm
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    justrand permalink

    we went to a function in the hills yesterday and a guy was driving up and down the road in a pickup with what I thought was a GIANT “Trump” flag on a pole in the back (same colors).

    My buddy: “Nice flag, huh?
    Me: “You mean the TRUMP flag?
    My buddy: “Read it again

    The flag read: “FUCK BIDEN” in huge letters, and then in slightly smaller letters below it: “and FUCK YOU TOO if you voted for him!!

    Me: “I want one!
    Mrs JR: “No fuckin’ way

  29. 2021 September 12 3:58 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #27 –

    Usually the Chicago Police discover the last of the bodies around 6 am Monday.

  30. 2021 September 12 4:20 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

  31. 2021 September 12 4:32 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    30 min or so ago, I Felt compelled to degen into floki inu coin after seeing this elon tweet

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1437179881260032016?s=20

    this

    https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/floki-inu/

  32. 2021 September 12 4:57 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    32, yeah I guess they might!
    Here’s a similar link.

    BUSTED! Doctor And Hospital Staff Scheme On How To Inflate COVID Numbers And Scare Non-Vaxxed Into Thinking They Are Going To Die
    “The partial video ends with another blunt statement from Rudyk:

    “I think we have to be more blunt, we have to be more forceful, we have to say something coming out, ‘you know you don’t get vaccinated, you know you’re going to die.’ I mean, let’s just be really blunt to these people.””
    https://vidmax.com/video/207240-busted-doctor-and-hospital-staff-sch%20eme-on-how-to-inflate-covid-numbers-and-scare-non-vaxxed-into-thinking-they-are-going-to-die

  33. 2021 September 12 5:11 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    I would have one for Doc Rudyk — “Going to be hell to earn a living once I have your license yanked for medical fraud. Cancel Culture is a two way street sucka!”

  34. 2021 September 12 5:19 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Which, considering the Infection Fatality Rate is pretty rich

  35. 2021 September 12 6:03 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  36. 2021 September 12 6:05 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  37. 2021 September 12 6:08 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Biden wants to box Trump at 9/11 event
    https://twitter.com/TrumpJew2/status/1436872460490706948?s=20

  38. 2021 September 12 6:15 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  39. 2021 September 12 6:22 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  40. 2021 September 12 6:38 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Healthy US army Veteran dies in Houston ER waiting for transfer as every neighboring hospital was full.

    This mimics the story out of Alabama where the ER doctor called 43 hospitals that were all full….full of unvaccinated covid patients (before they show up the disability office of course)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaX98KI5aKo&t=43s

  41. 2021 September 12 7:16 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    There are still some men that have honor, integrity and character.

    https://twitter.com/AtTheHague/status/1436103607460450304

  42. 2021 September 13 3:31 am
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    “Nah, they would not do this, would they?”
    —-
    The answer to that is always you bet your ass they would.

  43. 2021 September 13 4:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    43,

    What loss all round, for them and for us. They lose a pension, we lose a leader of men.

  44. 2021 September 13 4:05 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    40,

    The Banditios

    Their last hit was “Grab the Cash n’ Run!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU3bRGmdEz8

  45. 2021 September 13 4:20 am
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    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/stunning-reversal-england-drops-vaccine-passport-plan#comment-stream

    Not actually that stunning… if they paying attention to reality which is, and they finally seem to be quietly acknowledging…vaxs aren’t doing much, not to mention if they’re really at or approaching 90% (I doubt that), wtf would be the point anyway.

    https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/the-real-reason-britain-rejected-vaccine-passports/

  46. 2021 September 13 4:49 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    48, that second link is sobering.
    They better start Ivermectin and hope it blunts the surge

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