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Re: Frankenstorm

Yemaya ·
According to Conservative Christian Evangelicals, there is no such thing as global warming. It was the hand of God.. lol the more they can give God the credit/blame the less responsibility THEY have to take.. Gotta love white folks. SMH
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Re: Frankenstorm

EbonyRose ·
Just last night on C-SPAN I was listening to the little call-in show they have .... and it was just INCREDIBLE .... AMAZING how many people on the Republican lines totally and completely refused the notion that climate change exists!! I mean .... I LITERALLY had my mouth open at the number of people who said it was a " government conspiracy to charge people more money" for energy!! Now ... I could almost go for the other excuses that they use - that it's just normal, historical weather...
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Re: Frankenstorm

sunnubian ·
Well, I don't think it's the government that charges you for electricity, natural gas, gasoline, or any other form of energy. So, if anyone has anything to gain by lying about climate change, it's Big Oil and all of its agents and representatives.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Xumbrarchist ·
The difference between weather and climate is a change in the probabilities. Under one set of climatic conditions the probability of a storm of a certain severity might be 5 times in 100 years. Under different climatic conditions 20 times in 100 years. But there would also be changes in other probabilities like record hot springs and summers. The bad thing is if that if the rise in CO2 is triggering this then not in hundreds of thousands of years has CO2 risen so fast. We are in a new...
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Re: Frankenstorm

Yemaya ·
What is missing on this Frankenstorm is that it has hit Nigeria, the Caribbean (Cuba, Haiti and DR) and heading back towards Nigeria/Western Africa. Why hadn't we heard anything about this on the news?? HHMMMM
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Re: Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

Kocolicious ·
Maybe that explains he WEIRD self-destructive behavior. He's been fighting himself. And duh! We need MORE black scientists that will TELL the truth instead of trying to incite white supremacy as if blacks haven't contribute ANYTHING to humankind...cuz that's a lie. It is because of US that is blackfolks that modern society today is somewhat civilized. I said somewhat. Maybe homeboy's been strugglin with the mad man within. And for a while the mad man has been winning. But!
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Re: Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

Cholly ·
Good for him but i think that Howard's acting career also has some self inflicted wounds and a lot of enemies based on reports: Terrence Howard: Bill Cosby had me blackballed. Terrence Howard has come out and revealed some rather interesting and surprising information about the start of his acting career. Via Eurweb: Terrence Howard said he was so angry over being cut from a part in “The Cosby Show” that he confronted the program’s famous star to vent his frustration – only to find himself...
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Re: Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

Kocolicious ·
Terrance NEEDS to grow up. He has a temper. And doesn't give respect to those before him, How you gone tell a MAN old enough to be YOUR father..."I'm a man too?" That's not respect for a legend. He disrespected Oprah by talking about her large breasts...she played it down. But Terrance is a drama king. Ask both his wives. Maybe it's better for him to change careers. Maybe this is tellin him somethin. Maybe he needs to go and finish his degree.....he only needs a couple of units I hear. And...
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Re: 'Race' exhibit to open at Boston Museum of Science

Muhammad Cipher ·
The above statement is part of a larger problem (including but not limited to) of definition (who defines and on what basis is a given definition). Statements like the above are uttered frequently without any definition of race and too often include straw men perspectives on race (whether I agree with the perspective or not). ....and that's setting aside the weakness of the framework. For example: If one argues that there isn't any logical basis for "creativity", would you then conclude that...
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Re: How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making

Xumbrarchist ·
Our scientists have an integrity problem with 9/11. Is it OK for physicists to say NOTHING about a simple Newtonian Physics problem? Sure, no one can accuse them of lying if they say nothing. Xum
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Xumbrarchist ·
Would I have flunked or told them the lies they want to hear? LOL Xum
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Xumbrarchist ·
I watched this on TV when I was in grade school: Journey to the Beginning of Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohZrtpVVsU My teachers never discussed the subject. Xum PS - if you are selective the Internet is just SO COOL.
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Kocolicious ·
Now you KNOW that's a DAMN shame. I thought kids were learning about dinasours earlier than the 6th grade? And the test? Who in the hell wrote this crap? I also noticed the smiley face on the paper. 6th graders are pre-teens and teens usually they DON'T "do" smiley faces. That's for kindergarteners thru 3rd grade. I mean from my experience anyway. This test format is an insult to the school system throughout the nation. No wonder our children are failing miserbely[sp] and not able to...
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

sunnubian ·
It's a private "Christian School". I really don't see any reason for even Christian/religious schools to teach inaccurate information about proven facts. [It's 4th grade] But it is also testament [no pun intended] to the fact that our public and private schools are all over the place when it comes to teaching our kids. The quality of education varies from state to state and from county to county within a given state and from city to city within given counties, along with gaping differences...
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Kocolicious ·
I dunno WHERE the hell I got 6th grade from. Too early in the morning probably. You're right my sista. The quality of education does varies and I'm concerned that the basic form of providing quality education is digressing. Used to be that teachers TAUGHT cuz they LOVED teaching. But now it seems that... that little bit of incentive doesn't matter anymore. And the thing is? That "need" to provide quality education hasn't changed as much as those who are doing the teaching. The standards are...
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Re: "Avatar" (denied the win for movie of the year), Africans and Racism: Some Brief Reflections on James Cameron’s Tale about White Supremacy

Kocolicious ·
Movies like that always have double meaning mainly because of the GUILT massa feels to what he has DONE to people of color. See? He can't write a story about his culture in that way cuz they have ALWAYS been the aggressor. So subconsciously he has to find a way to get it out otherwise he will go mad just like many before him. Similar to diabetes and hypertension that black people inherited from their slave ancestors as a result of the trek during the middle passage....white folks have passed...
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Re: Studies Suggest Neuroscience, Psychology Help Explain the Killing of Black Men by White Police Officers

Norland ·
White men don't want black men fucking with their women. This is what's causing all the problems and always has. Black men don't take heed, black men die. That's it!!! White men, on the other hand, will fuck anything moving. That's their "white skin, cadaverous" privilege, given to them by themselves. There's nothing supremacist about these assholes. They're dangerous and their murderous to the core. That's it. They'll kill anything breathing on the planet, and do.
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Re: How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

Xumbrarchist ·
Now that is truly hilarious. How do we expect to resolve complicated scientific problems when we cannot address simple ones? Is the Empire State Building 80 years old or not? The neutron had not even been discovered when the ESB was completed. There were no electronic computers when the ESB was designed. Don't all skyscrapers have to hold themselves up? Doesn't that mean more weight must be supported toward the bottom? Doesn't that mean there must be more steel toward the bottom? So why...
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Re: Example of How Right Wing Politicians Abuse Their Authority

Xumbrarchist ·
I can't figure out who is funnier Colbert or the Politicians. You would think that that even Republicans would not want politicians that stupid. But then you would expect politicians to know their constituents. This is actually scary. And then they talk about STEM education. Xum
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Re: Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

RadioRaheem ·
http://trekmovie.com/2014/07/3...trek-nimoy-confirms/
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Re: Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

sunnubian ·
I just had to post something when I read that he had passed away. I so enjoyed Star Trek and still watch the re-runs sometimes, and "Dr. Spock" was my favorite character. It was only after I got older that I realized how ahead of its time Star Trek was and just which episodes were actually metaphors for the social issues of the time (and still today), like race, class, greed, the intellectual evolution of man, not to mention how Science imitated the Art of "Star Trek" in discoveries and...
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Re: Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

Norland ·
It's sad when the people we grew up with pass away never to be replaced. It just means the elders are passing shifting the baton to the babies of today. Humanity replenishing itself, possibly not for the better, but time waits for no one. It's an awakening that eventually, everyone's time is done. The reality is, that we all just become memories; good or bad.
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Re: Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

Xumbrarchist ·
Koenig: Leonard Nimoy Fought To Get Nichelle Nichols Pay Equity For ‘Star Trek’ + Nimoy Confirms http://trekmovie.com/2014/07/3...trek-nimoy-confirms/ Interesting how we don't learn things about someone until they are dead. We live in a sea of unimportant information that the media people decide that we much know. LOL Xum
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Love it!
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
What I find really curious about Tyson is that he is the ONLY scientist I know of who admits to witnessing 9/11. He sent out a public email the next day. http://www.haydenplanetarium.o...he-horror-the-horror But like he says science ain't BLACK. It ain't White either. But 9/11 is definitely a science problem. But have young Black men gone to Iraq and Afghanistan and come back in boxes? So what should Black scientists be saying to us about the science of 9/11? The next curious thing is he has...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
All the other scientist that were brave enough to even question the truth of what the public was being told about 911 have been silenced. Since Neil DeGrasse Tyson has no intentions of being assassinated, being found dead from "an apparent heart attack" or "suicide", I guess he figures he's not going to stick his neck out for people who can't and won't save him if he does.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
So we end up with this situation where a grade school physics problem doesn't get solved in 12 years. Every high school physics teacher should be able to point out how ridiculous this is. How many Black high school physics teachers are there in this country. I couldn't get a Black woman to hang a model of an SR-71 Blackbird over the science section in her book store. And sh admitted it would attract the attention of little boys. So as long as we think RACISM is actually more important than...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: So as long as we think RACISM is actually more important than SCIENCE talking about Black Power is nonsense. Wasn't it TECHNOLOGY that gave White people the POWER to take over the planet? Xum They Both are important. How well did Science serve our enslaved ancestors or our relatives who lived and died through jim crow and what science is out there that will keep a racist, deranged cop from bursting the testicle of a young Black male? Science cannot change...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
A gun in your hand is just as much science as a gun in the hand of the deranged cop. But my mother got all bent out of shape because my father had guns in the house. The funny thing is that many years later after the divorce she got a gun. Science is not some irrelevant abstraction. Understanding science also means comprehending when the White folks are trying to get you to go into debt for a car designed to become obsolete. I had an email exchange about planned obsolescence with Tyson some...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
In this political climate, they are only allowing "safe" or sold-out or self-hating Black people to be promoted, seen or heard.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
You may not know who I am or where I am but because I mostly use the same computer in one location I do not doubt that I can be found by those in power. But are we supposed to believe that "educated" negroes that understand physics could not buy wireless laptops from pawnshops and go to libraries and Internet cafes and distribute relevant knowledge of physics regarding 9/11 or any other subject without being tracked down? All of the arguing about trivia and lack of relevant knowledge...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: You may not know who I am or where I am but because I mostly use the same computer in one location I do not doubt that I can be found by those in power. But are we supposed to believe that "educated" negroes that understand physics could not buy wireless laptops from pawnshops and go to libraries and Internet cafes and distribute relevant knowledge of physics regarding 9/11 or any other subject without being tracked down? All of the arguing about trivia and...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Most African Americans don't believe the obvious lie about the twin towers [ and who know better than African Americans know what a government/the United States 'government' is capable of doing to its own citizens ]. But the problem is "science" is not about believing. I have talked to enough White conspiracy theorists who just blame the government but do not understand the physics of why the official story must be nonsense. My point is: to Hell with...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Folks in different groups, here and worldwide, are culturally wired to make their own educated guesses and intuitive judgments. Everyone’s in-the-group-box conclusions are to some real degree the results of conditioning. Now, that’s hard to see whoever you are. I can’t say for certain but my own bias is that the government is too incompetent to pull off 911. 1,000 things could have gone wrong. From Obama Care software to bungled drone attacks that kill children, where does anyone see the...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Jalil: Folks in different groups, here and worldwide, are culturally wired to make their own educated guesses and intuitive judgments. Everyone’s in-the-group-box conclusions are to some real degree the results of conditioning. Now, that’s hard to see whoever you are. I’ve seen videos that show how steel beam buildings can collapse like the Trade Center. What videos explain the physics? I want to see it! There are two simple things about skyscrapers, gravity and wind.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: Originally Posted by Jalil: Folks in different groups, here and worldwide, are culturally wired to make their own educated guesses and intuitive judgments. Everyone’s in-the-group-box conclusions are to some real degree the results of conditioning. Now, that’s hard to see whoever you are. I’ve seen videos that show how steel beam buildings can collapse like the Trade Center. What videos explain the physics? I want to see it! There are two simple things...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
One reason we can’t love one another and unite is due to divide and conquer psychology which rules century after century. The reason that this stupid ass psychology work is because we are already dived and conquered within ourselves. That is why it so easily defeats us.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Jalil: My take is that the real conspiracy is in the subhuman DNA of human unconsciousness . Humans are milked for their money and energy on national and international plantations with blacks raging at the bottom. And that reality – (The Great Conspiracy is UNCONSCIOUSNESS) - is fiendishly worse than the pervasive idea that 911 is a government plot. I posted this above: This video is as good as any that claim the opposite: I don't understand what you mean by as good as...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
You asked for a video link. It’s up to you if you want to scientifically refute a single scientific point made in the debunking videos. My take as above posted is entirely different . Look, some folks In the Middle East insist that 4,000 Jews were contacted in advance (by secret encrypted email or illuminati telephone tree?) and none of them died – despite the fact that they did. Can you imagine that the Jews hired Al Qaeda to sacrifice their lives not for Allah but for Dick Cheney to get...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
Most people who don't believe that the Twin Towers was an "inside job" are usually basing those beliefs on the Bush Administration's explanation in the first place. How could not one, but two airplanes be flying that much off course and it just happens that not one air traffic controller happened to notice it until it was too late. Al Quaeda never claimed and denounced that they had anything to do with blowing up the Twin Towers, unlike their usual M.O. of proudly claiming and boasting about...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Nearly this entire video is solid information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O7LwySqtr4 Not a lot of vague conspiracy BS. I don't care who did it or why. Can the top 14% of a 1000+ foot skyscraper fall and destroy the rest or not? What hard data is necessary to figure that out? Your video has misinformation starting at 5:30. It talks about columns being evenly spaced in most skyscrapers but not how far apart they were. In a normal grid design they are 30 feet apart. The video says the...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Most people who don't believe that the Twin Towers was an "inside job" are usually basing those beliefs on the Bush Administration's explanation in the first place. How could not one, but two airplanes be flying that much off course and it just happens that not one air traffic controller happened to notice it until it was too late. Al Quaeda never claimed and denounced that they had anything to do with blowing up the Twin Towers, unlike their usual M.O. of...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Speaking of leaks, even the POTUS who Mumia Abu-Jamal http://www.prisonradio.org/ calls the “Surveillance President” got busted. Something as big as 911 would've been busted by a leak. IMHO, of course.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Jalil: BTW, I listened to Dr. Tyson’s Star Radio show from 2011 on 911 and he does not say anything about a plot. So what did he say about the physics? Everybody talks as though the issue is conspiracy. Whether or not airliners weighing less than 200 tons including the fuel and fire burning for less than two hours can make a 400,000 ton skyscraper collapse straight down is a physics problem. Explain the physics. Like conspiracies are more important than physics. If we...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Some of your questions are scientifically addressed in the link I posted. Toward the end of Dr. Tyson’s 911 commemorative show, http://www.startalkradio.net/show/911-memorial/ he had an architect on who criticized the building code because it did not enable people to escape from a major catastrophe of the 911 kind. He doesn’t otherwise address or seem to share the popular assumption that many others have about the federal government masterminding 911. Draw your own conclusions. L8R
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Jalil: Some of your questions are scientifically addressed in the link I posted. Toward the end of Dr. Tyson’s 911 commemorative show, http://www.startalkradio.net/show/911-memorial/ he had an architect on who criticized the building code because it did not enable people to escape from a major catastrophe of the 911 kind. He doesn’t otherwise address or seem to share the popular assumption that many others have about the federal government masterminding 911. Draw your...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Hmm, I thought his answers including the rate of collapse were well studied and sharply scientific. You say he’s dodging but can you exactly counter the science? I’m not trained in physics so can’t do that. All for the truth to come out – always.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Jalil: Hmm, I thought his answers including the rate of collapse were well studied and sharply scientific. You say he’s dodging but can you exactly counter the science? He didn't say anything scientific, just that it took 25 seconds and not 10 like the conspiracy theorists were saying. There was no explanation of how it could happen in 25 seconds. It is possible to write a computer program with 109 simulated masses floating in air in a vertical line. Drop the top 14 and...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
Here is an interesting misleading video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqDTEZIdg7g At 28 seconds they show a grid design skyscraper just after showing the Empire State Building. But he says that the columns are 30 feet apart in a grid skyscraper. If you count the columns in that graphic the grid is 13 columns across. That would be 360 feet across. The WTC was only 208 feet wide. That would be an 8 by 8 array of 64 columns not 13 by 13 with 165 columns and the 4 corner columns missing. Then...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
I won’t accuse the govt of honesty but can’t track this at a technical level. I have to depend on someone like Dr. Tyson or top construction engineers. I don’t believe everyone is being silenced over this. Lots of folks would like to hot grill Cheney-Bush on this if the crime of centuries was committed. If Dr. Tyson spoke out or expressed doubt, I’d be all ears.
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