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Video: Lindsey Graham Torches Media, Explains Why He Agrees With Trump Calling Democrat Actions “Lynching”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses while speaking to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and President Trump don’t see eye to eye on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, but when it comes to House Democrats and their show trial impeachment inquiry, Graham has remained in the president’s corner.

As Streiff wrote earlier today, Democrats, the mainstream media, and even some Republicans pitched fits over Trump’s characterization of the Democratic party’s impeachment charades as a “lynching” in a tweet this morning:

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I think it’s pretty well accurate. This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president you’d be all over me right now.

Not one person has asked me [these] questions:

“What do you think about the fact that President Trump doesn’t know who his accuser is?”

“What do you think about the fact that the Republican minority cannot call witnesses, that everything’s done behind closed doors?”

I can only imagine if this were a Democratic president what you would be saying to me right now. So it shows a lot of things about our national media.

When it’s about Trump, who cares about the process, as long as you get him? So yes this is a lynching in every sense, this is un-American.

Watch Graham speak to reporters about this issue below:

Graham later clarified with a journalist that he was talking about a “political lynching” because apparently the journo actually believed he was equating the impeachment inquiry to the lynching (hanging and killing) of African-Americans that happened decades ago under Democratic rule.

I get the impression from Graham’s interviews and other various comments he’s made about what Democrats are doing regarding the impeachment process is that he’s on the verge of a Kavanaugh hearing-style smackdown of Congressional Democrats and their media enablers.

I sure hope he is, because a high-dosage reality check like that is exactly what is needed in the middle of the clown show.

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Apparently Every Democrat In Existence Used the Term “Lynching” To Defend The Clintons

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Hillary Clinton points to the audience as she is introduced at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 25, 2018. Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute honored Clinton with the 2018 Radcliffe Medal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

While it’s hard to keep up with all the freak-outs constantly percolating within our media establishment, one of the latest involves Donald Trump using the term “lynch” to describe the secret impeachment investigation they are carrying out. This came as part of his frustration with the Democrats refusing to take a vote and shutting off all minority rights for Republicans, something that’s unprecedented.

My colleague streiff wrote on it earlier today. Here’s the tweet in question.

This of course led to all manner of gnashing of teeth. How could the President use such a historically charged word!

Of course, a little digging has turned up the reality that Democrats have used the term “lynch” in its various forms (lynch mob, lynching, etc.) many times. It’s pretty laughable just how prevalent their use of the word has been throughout the years. Worse, they did so specifically decrying impeachment, the very thing Trump is decrying. You can’t make this stuff up.

Check it out.

Here’s Joe Biden in all his double talking glory.

And while it wasn’t specifically on impeachment, this hilarious shot and chaser also exists for your viewing pleasure.

That’s CNN’s Brian Stelter clone fretting at the use of the word lynching to describe a Congressional proceeding. The only problem is that CNN called the Benghazi hearings…a lynching.

I think you could call this hypocrisy, right?

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Christian Comedian John Crist Gets Netflix Special

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Christian comedian John Crist is getting a Netflix special.

The 35-year-old PK (pastor’s kid) is well known on social media for his entertaining skits and video clips. He enjoys a healthy buzz on Facebook. It isn’t uncommon to see friends and family sharing his witty thoughts on everything from teenagers to having phone conversations in public on speaker.

Now Crist will get to join the ranks of Dave Chappelle and other popular comedians with his very own special on Netflix.

Crist is one of eight children. In a Fox & Friends appearance he said he “sells out venues without selling out his values and says he intends to offer three alternatives to the “Netflix and chill” culture with his newest platform.

Crist offered “Netflix and kill your nieces and nephews” who won’t want to watch the special, “Netflix and treadmill” to “work off a couple pounds,” or “Netflix and get grilled by your family for all your questionable career and relationship and financial choices throughout the year,” which he says will probably be what he will be doing Nov. 28.

 

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

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New Project Veritas Video Alleges Possible Sexual Misconduct by CNN Producer, Protection by Network

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Project Veritas has been dropping a series of videos they’ve titled “exposing CNN.”

The videos they’ve released so far have shown employees behind the scenes exposing bias against President Donald Trump and saying staffers were told to focus on impeachment by CNN President Jeff Zucker.

Some of the employees spoke about how they missed doing the news as they used to prior to being all about Trump.

One employee even spoke about how he didn’t think that this would stop until Trump was dead, which he said was “hopefully soon.”

But now the latest video shows employees revealing allegations of possible sexual misconduct by a CNN Supervising Producer for the White House and Political Unit, Steve Brusk.

The video shows Rick Saleeby, a CNN producer who Project Veritas identifies as a producer for “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” saying that he intervened when he allegedly believed Brusk was going to touch a 21 year old female employee inappropriately.

From Project Veritas:

“So, like, there is this girl that was twenty-one. She’s actually a good friend of mine. She had just gotten hired after being an intern…And she was getting…There was a going away party for a co-worker. We were all having a really good time…She was very well liked. We were getting drunk. He started like staying close to her…Arm around her.”

Saleeby went on to describe the scene with more details: “She had a skirt on. I could see the hand. I like grab her. It looked like I was being the assaulter because I grabbed her so aggressive…To keep her from him. Like go around her and go Come over here and looked at him because I could flatten him…It was like…I wouldn’t do it because then I would be the one who got fired…He would have absolutely been like ‘get in a cab with me later.’”

Saleeby says he found out later there were allegedly other accusations against Brusk.

When asked why nothing was done, Saleeby alleged Brusk was protected.

“[H]e is protected by certain people there…Value him or like him. I don’t even know, I can’t…Like other higher ups there. This is not an unusual thing in companies.”

Another employee, CNN media coordinator Nick Neville also spoke about a situation where Brusk had hired a female staffer without the job being posted, suggesting that while it was not like a “MeToo” situation, it was “hush-hush” according to the girl.

“But this other girl works pretty closely with him and he would email her, I mean, he emails all of us, but he would email and was very friendly to her, the staffer continued. “And then she just like got a job like working on his team and she was like, oh it’s hush-hush. The job was never posted anywhere. I was like, what is it? I just thought it was a little strange. Was there an agreement? What happened there?”

“Like I’m saying, that’s open knowledge, but it just kind of like goes along with what he said,” he added.

Project Veritas tried to get a response from CNN on the allegations, reaching out to Jake Tapper, Rick Saleeby, Matt Dornic (the Vice President of Communications) and Steve Brusk. The only response they mention was one from Brusk who told them to contact his PR people.

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The Criminal Charges Against the Men Who Shouted the “N-Word” Won’t Hold Up, but Charges Aren’t the Real Aim

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According to the Washington Post, two white men will be criminally charged with a hate crime after they were filmed shouting the “n-word” with increasing volume while someone filmed them from a window above.

The three people walking through a dimly lit parking lot near a University of Connecticut student apartment complex probably didn’t know they were being watched. But as the trio crossed in front of an open window repeatedly saying the n-word louder and louder, a person inside wasn’t just observing — they were recording.

Now, university officials say an investigation into the 11-second video, which started to widely circulate on social media earlier this month, has prompted campus police to arrest and charge two students Monday night with violating a Connecticut hate crime statute.

Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj, both 21 and described by police as white, were charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail, a fine of up to $50, or both, according to state law.

There’s a snowball’s chance that these charges are likely to stick as the First Amendment won’t allow someone shouting words to be punished, even if it’s the “n-word.” If that was the case, then the entire rap community, Hollywood writers and actors, and half the stand-up comedians in America better get ready for some jail time.

The thing is, the criminal charges aren’t the point. That any case against them for a hate crime for saying the “n-word” was a lost cause from the word “racist.”

As the analytical Twitter account known as “PoliticalMath” points out, this real punishment desired won’t come officially from government, but unofficially in the public square, which can be far more harsh and longer-lasting.

“The point of criminally charging these students for saying the n-word is not to actually have the gov’t punish them,” said PoliticalMath. “The real punishment is extra-judicial, to make sure a Google search of their names punishes them for many years to come.”

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Social justice can act like an infection that takes over public discourse by creating sacred cows. While in other countries this may even begin to affect the way laws affect the populace, in a place like America, where freedoms that protected are clearly outlined, social justice advocates can have a much harder time punishing those by legal means.

Legal punishments are a very quick way to get everyone to fall in and obey you. However, in the absence of using the court systems to force your will on the populace, you have to get the populace to be your judge, jury, and executioner for you. The mob works just as good as the law if you can make it do what you want.

Here we see this in effect with these two men. While shouting the “n-word” is definitely something detestable, it’s not something someone should have their life destroyed over, especially if it’s not spoken in hate and is likely the result of youthful foolishness.

But self-appointed social justice police are very zealous about what people can and can’t do, and these two men crossed an unforgivable line. According to standard procedure, not only must they be punished, but they must also be made an example of. They want anyone who looks at these men to be reminded of what happens to people when they step out of line.

Be it the law or the mob, they’re going to teach you to obey. If they can’t legally silence you, then they’ll try to pressure you into silencing yourself.

This is not me saying that people should go around shouting the “n-word.” I am saying, however, that we’ve seen punishments being handed down for everything from “learn to code” to “men are not women,” and those attempting to silence you should get no capitulation, no matter what punishments they mete out.

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CNN Misses One Small Detail In Covering The Katie Hill Story.

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A very long time ago I asked and was given a piece of advice by the great Ed Morrisey who writes over at Hot Air about giving “hat tips” for accreditation in pieces I would write. Ed was direct and simple. Always give credit to the source of the story and if possible link back to the site.

I have never forgotten this. No matter the angle, always link back.

We have been busy around here at Red State water cooler lately with all the activity that has been created by Jennifer Van Laar pieces about freshman Congresswoman Katie Hill from California. Seems that Katie was a busy gal with her new career in elected politics and juggling both her hubby and a staffer of hers in a committed throuple arrangement.

Jens articles listed below.

CA Rep. Katie Hill Allegedly Involved Female Staffer In 2-Yr ‘Throuple’ Relationship

#MeToo Concerns Arise As Katie Hill’s Throuple Partner Describes ‘Toxic’ Relationship With Her Boss

With all these stories going on I even jumped in being I had some questions…

Random Thoughts On Rep. Katie Hill And Her Throuple.

Needless to say, we are very proud of the work Jen has done here. Had this been a Republican, they would have already held a special election that Gavin Newsom would have called for 12 hours after the New York Times reported it.

Being it is a democrat the press thinks its kinda cute and probably are checking for throuple hookups on tinder.

Which brings us to CNN.

The World Wide Leader in running around trying to avoid James O Keefe and Project Veritas cameras right now might be a bit preoccupied to do actual news stuff. CNN jumped in on Katie Hill story earlier today after Politico had reported it.

Here is part of the CNN story from Kyung Lah and Clare Foran.

The statement comes days after a piece on a conservative blog alleged that Hill was involved in a relationship with Graham Kelly, her legislative director, according to Legistorm. There is no evidence of the alleged relationship.

“Allegations that I have been involved in a relationship with Mr. Kelly are absolutely false,” Hill said in her statement.

CNN has reached out to Kelly for comment.

Is Red State a conservative blog? Sure. We do have one requirement though. You have to be pro-life.

Could there be liberal blogs out there that are pro-life? Not if they don’t want the mob to find them and snuff out their life.

So the two reporters ( I’m not really good with the pronoun thing)  did not link back to Red State or even say where it was from. They left it at conservative blog being if they had said RED STATE and linked back they would have immediately burst into flames and been thrown into hell. Which these days is NBC.

Red State is owned by Salem Media which is a fairly large media corporation. Red State writers past and present have been on all the major networks as both contributors and talking about stories written here. They have radio shows, podcasts and make videos and of course write here.

So are we a blog in the truest sense of the word?

Yup.

And one of our writers just broke a story that I’m guessing the two “reporters” at CNN that did this piece listed above, would have turned down being a possible ethics violation from an up and coming Democrat in California would be a bit too much for them to stomach and write about.

I know this might seem a bit like sour grapes and maybe it is. I just know how hard the people here work and I can’t imagine how many hours Jennifer Van Laar has taken to dbl check her sources and polish that story up to make it scrutiny proof. So I thought I would just mention it here once.

I know I’m going to continue to adhere to Mr. Morrisey’s advice and link back in stories even if it is to CNN. It seems the proper thing to do and if you want to be taken seriously the professional thing to do.

Now back to watching O’Keefe scare the hell out of Zucker.

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Watch: Elizabeth Warren Shrugs Off Special Needs Student Trying to Ask Her a Question

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Remember when Senator Elizabeth Warren was claiming that she was fired from her job as a special needs teacher because she was pregnant?

She told the story during the Democratic debate — even putting it in a tweet — about a principle that didn’t invite her back to teach because she was “visibly pregnant.” Nevertheless, she persisted, Warren told us.

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It was all bunk, of course. Warren herself said she didn’t have the necessary certificates and upon trying to get them, decided that this kind of career wasn’t for her. Still, she likes to pretend that if it wasn’t for misogyny, she’d still be a special needs teacher today.

But for a would-be special needs teacher, Warren doesn’t seem to know how to deal with special needs people according to some footage that was just released.

In a video, Warren can be seen on stage addressing what seems to be students. A student is selected to come up and ask a question, and it turns out to be a young black man who clearly has a mental disability. His question is filled with disjointed words and phrasing, and despite being asked to repeat it twice, it makes absolutely no sense.

Regardless, you can hear his fellow students cheering him on in a show of support.

At this juncture, Warren could have brought the man in and helped him get his question out properly. She could have taken the time to understand him better and make him feel important. Instead, Warren dismisses the man.

“Okay,” said Warren, clearly uncomfortable as the man walks away.

“Alright,” she said as she waved goodbye.

As many have noted after watching this clip, this isn’t the behavior of someone who has any kind of special needs training at all. In fact, Warren looked absolutely clueless as to handle the situation.

We likely got a little bit more insight into the dishonesty of Elizabeth Warren.

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Manure Mania: North Koreans are Fighting Over Feces as the Government Demands Every Citizen Produce 200 Pounds of Human Waste

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Think people in America wanna give the government sh**? In North Korea, they’re required to.

Kim Jong-un’s chosen to oppress the crap out of people by burdening them with a poop production mandated minimum.

The poverty-stricken country depends on human waste to nourish its crops, and every household has to cough up the goods. Or, bads.

And it’s a sh**load: Just after the Supreme Leader’s New Year’s address, Radio Free Asia reported that homes were struggling to meet the required 220 pounds per able-bodied citizen.

It’s putting a real strain on everybody.

According to one source, the quota’s intentionally impossible in order to drum up fines and bribes.

Next year’s unreasonably high dung demand has already been set, and in urban areas, people are stealing excrement from each other in the effort to meet the caca collection quotas. Some are even mixing in dirt to enhance their volume.

On October 8th, a resident of Ryanggang province explained the mayhem to RFA:

“The agricultural authorities are forcing residents to produce eight tons of manure for each household to help the local farms. … People in the city are fighting to take over public restrooms. It’s ridiculous.”

There’s a new market for malarkey, but it smells:

“As the absolute amount of manure is nowhere near the quota, there are even now merchants who are selling dried feces. People put all their human feces outside to dry so it’s all over the city. It’s really hard to breathe when you go out on the streets.”

And all those holes left from digging up dirt for doubling the deuce is bad for the environment:

“When it rains, the holes in the dirt become puddles of filth and are the main culprits of environmental destruction.”

The country folk have an even more difficult time in the push for perfection:

“In order to fulfill their quota, people in the countryside have taken all the humus [dark, nutrient-rich soil], to mix with manure, and even rocks from coal mines are being put into the mixture. Since there is not enough soil to mix with the manure, people of all ages are rushing to the coal mines to get the rocks.”

Whether in the city or out, there doesn’t seem to be any commercial assistance — unlike neighboring South Korea, in the DPRK, there’s no Taco Bell.

As relayed by another source, life is hard enough without having to constantly squat in order to pay the Turd Tax:

“The people have no time to take care of themselves. It’s so hard to make a living already but there are so many things they want them to dedicate to the state. People are getting resentful.”

Getting??

So goes existence within a Stalinist totalitarian dictatorship.

Working for the government has its perks, like the freedom to lay off the fiber; but for normal people, life in North Korea really stinks:

“Residents complain that this year, the authorities have been forcing them to do so many of these missions that people can’t even remember everything. Government officials are exempt from these tasks under their authority, but the powerless people are required to carry them out. These powerless people are the only ones made to suffer.”

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Black Security Guard Fired From High School After Telling Student Not to Call Him the N-Word Gets Last Laugh

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There’s good news this week for Marlon Anderson, the black security guard at a high school in Wisconsin who earlier this month lost his job after telling a combative student who was calling him the n-word to stop using the word.

The Associated Press reports:

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday.

Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by school officials Monday saying interim Superintendent Jane Belmore decided to rescind the firing of Marlon Anderson.

Anderson said in a Facebook post Monday afternoon, “I’m back!!” He said he learned of his rehiring while at his new job Monday.

“Thank you to the 1,000 plus students for allowing your voices to be heard and to all the people from across the globe for reaching out to my family,” Anderson said in his post.

Read Anderson’s full Facebook post below:

I'm back!! While at work today at Boys & Girls Clubs, I learned from the Madison Teachers Union President that School…

Posted by Marlon Anderson on Monday, October 21, 2019

Anderson told multiple media outlets last week that the school dismissed him after a situation involving a black student quickly became volatile:

[Marlon] Anderson told NBC News on Friday that after a black student repeatedly called him a n—–, he asked the student last week to stop.

This week, Anderson said he learned that school officials terminated his employment, citing a zero tolerance policy on the use of derogatory language by staff members.

“My understanding of the policy was white staff shouldn’t use the N-word under any circumstances,” Anderson said. “But I had no idea me being called the word and me telling the student not to call me the word would get me fired.”

Having a “zero tolerance” policy on the n-word is one thing, but enforcing it by way of firing a black man for telling a student to stop using it on him was just over the top.

Fortunately, Anderson didn’t give up on the job he loved. Not only that, but students, faculty, and the community reacted to the news he was fired by showering him with support. A local boys and girls club location even gave him a temporary job just so he could make ends meet while the appeals process with the school district ran its course.

Watch the emotional interview he did with WFMY last week on what he went through, and how he describes hearing students use the word all the time:

The Madison Metropolitan school district is reportedly reviewing their zero tolerance policy in light of this incident.

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Mr. President, Please Do the Nation a Favor and Kill These Stupid and Dysfunctional Presidential Debates

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Last week, the allegedly non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it had set the debate schedule for the 2020 Presidential campaign:

First presidential debate:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Vice presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Second presidential debate:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Third presidential debate:
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

If President Trump is smart, he’ll tell the commission to roll the schedule up into a very tight little tube, slather it with Astroglide®, a put it in a warm, dark place for safekeeping.

I’m not a fan of the presidential debates. The whole focus is on superficiality. That’s why the candidates hire coaches and media advisers and joke writers for the process. The audience doesn’t watch to be enlightened–you have to be particularly dumb to have waited until a month before the election to educate yourself about the issues and candidates–it watches for the zingers.

“There you go again.”

“I’m paying for this microphone.”

“Where’s the beef.”

“You are no Jack Kennedy.”

These are funny but they are nothing more than a street corner game of “the dozens.”

As the audience has grown in size, the entire enterprise has taken on the air of a WWE event where the candidates are engaged in a verbal smackdown on their opponents to the cheers of their fans.

In the past couple of elections, the ugly specter of the celebrity pseudo-journalist has joined this political danse macabre, with the moderator injecting themselves into the debate–very much like the crooked refs who are a trope in WWE or the old Harlem Globetrotters shows.

If you are constantly carping on the superficiality of political discussions in America and sniveling about “tribalism,” then you should want this nonsense to stop.

Not only have the debates become toxic, but there is also a significant question as to whether they were ever anything else. The media likes to crow about its role in defeating its bête noire, Richard Nixon, in 1960 because during his televised debate he was “testy” and because he had a “five o’clock shadow” (appearing in public with stubble was bad form for a cis-gendered man in those days, go figure). Why is this a badge of honor and not shameful? Glib does not mean smart. Charming, as we saw with JFK, doesn’t mean competent or trustworthy. Why should the media have this outsized role in our elections? Why should we allow a process to exist where trivialities can decide the next president?

More to the point, the debates are simply a ratings draw for the major networks and the moderator slot is nothing more than a way to inject yet more blow-dried nincompoops of all sexes into our political life. President Trump, of all people, should know that agreeing to debate with a moderator from a news organization that has spent the past three years calling him a Russian stooge and insinuating, if not outright stating, that his administration is not legitimate is simply going to hand the Democrat a lot of sympathetic media just a few weeks before the general election. The Washington Post and other outlets have staff who catalog the number of “lies” told by Trump and report on it regularly–this is a world in which a statement that goes against the media’s received wisdom is labeled a lie, so whatever–and there is zero reason to think that any member of these outlets will approach their role as moderator as anything more than a way to stage a “gotcha” at Trump’s expense.

In short, the current presidential debates a) cheapen the political discourse, b) add nothing to the knowledge of the average voter, c) are structured to create conflict and drama, d) are hosted by moderators who overtly favor Democrats who are mostly employed by outlets who overtly endorse Democrats (don’t tell me about the “separation” of news and editorial because I haven’t believed in unicorns or leprechauns for quite a few years), d) boost the profile of a handful of media poseurs who think they should be president, and e) feed into the idea that the news media is some kind of entitled priesthood uniquely qualified to cover policy debates. They make all of us dumber and more ill-mannered simply by their existence

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