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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Raptor ·
I agree with this. I will also say that it is also a slap in the face for those who are, or have been, waiting for years to get into this country for years, decades even, going about the process of becoming a citizen in accordance with the law. A wise man once said, "There is no such thing as permanent allies, only permanent interest". Fabulous, One of the problems is, and you know this, is that we've been "worked on", as a people... that if 'we' do and work for that which is in our...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
The above is soooooooo true but why does it continue?. . .black folk are at the bottom of the totem pole. What purpose does it serve 'now'?
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

ac9311 ·
Illegal immigrants are bankrupting our hospitals Daniel J. Popeo Jul 29, 2008 11:18 AM Hard-working Americans, many of whom are our uninsured working poor, are paying billions in taxes for illegal immigrants' medical care. Thanks to the federal government's lax border enforcement, more than 12 million illegal aliens residing in the United States are bankrupting our hospitals. Can we really afford to be the world's hospital? America is facing an acute medical care crisis of epic proportions...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
Dear Readers, so there is no confusion. . . The basic definition of an "immigrant" under the U.S. federal law is A NON-CITIZEN (ALIEN) LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE. Therefore, any non-citizen that isn't "lawfully admitted' for 'permanent residence' is not an immigrant. In other words, those admitted on tourist visas are not immigrants. Those admitted on student visas are not immigrants and those admitted on temporary work visas are not immigrants. THAT is the bottom line. to...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
For the record. . . so there's no confusion. . . The basic definition of an "immigrant" under the U.S. federal law is A NON-CITIZEN (ALIEN) LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE. Therefore, any non-citizen who isn't "lawfully admitted' for 'permanent residence' is not an immigrant. In other words, those admitted on tourist visas are not immigrants. Those admitted on student visas are not immigrants and those admitted on temporary work visas are not immigrants. THAT is the bottom line.
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
that's right, a person has to be an illegal alien/criminal to 'count' in your book. Heaven forbid you address a black american issue. whatevah. . . a** wipe
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
Yep, and the thing is (also) a lot of the amerikka 'so-called' citizens are more often than not (in my experience) 'offspring' OR a relative of folk who are here illegally . Goodness, I know of lots of black ppl who have had conflicts with illegal aliens, as well as their offspring and or relatives (myself included) and the situation isn't getting any better. The sad & unfortunate part for us (blk folk) is they are murdering our youth. How many young black males have to die before...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

ac9311 ·
With all due respect Malik, I am talking about how, I feel, at this stage, in-my-own-personal-life!!! I dont' feel in no way that other Africans must loose in order for us to win. I would love nothing more than for all of us to get there at the same time. However, if said Africans are illegal aliens themselves, then they too should be deported with every other illegal alien. I don't differentiate between illegal aliens.
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

NSpirit ·
Admittedly, I'm biased, so i kinda don't feel that way. I feel that Africans, cubans and other afro-caribbeans have been given such a raw deal in terms of their ability to get into this country, while a specific group of unskilled workers is virtually thrown a welcome party at the border so the thought of a few extra black people around is all good with me. i think that's what grabs my attention most about the situation. The uneven enforcement of immigration laws equates to a de facto black...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
Illegal aliens are not entitled to 'crumbs' in the United States. For the record. . . again . . . The basic definition of an "immigrant" under the U.S. federal law is A NON-CITIZEN (ALIEN) LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE. Therefore, any non-citizen who isn't "lawfully admitted' for 'permanent residence' is not an immigrant. In other words, those admitted on tourist visas are not immigrants. Those admitted on student visas are not immigrants and those admitted on temporary work...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

EbonyRose ·
And this bears repeating!!!: Over and over again!! Unfortunately, though, in many cases, they are given what is supposed to be our share, too.
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

ac9311 ·
I don't disagree with the concept of what you are saying. You won't get any argument out of me in regards to the racially biased U.S. immigration policies. That is exactly why I said I am focusing on our plight here in the U.S. Simply because I understand the intricacies here much more than I do of what is happening overseas. If we had 1.5 million illegal aliens of African descent coming to this country annually, the borders would be sealed so tight that water couldn't pass through.
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Oshun Auset ·
I completely understand this sentiment, and that is precicely why my beef is with the governement and the corporate interests who make unfair immigration laws and practicies to serve their interests in having a large pool of exploitable, and cheap labour.
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Re: Is Condoleezza Rice Relevant to Black America?

Oshun Auset ·
I really wasn't talking about loving/hating the person... or the forgiveness issue(which I'm not big on when it comes to imperialism and war crimes)... and honestly, if I was the Jew in the story above, I would be even more 'creeped out' by the Nazi... I find it beyond creepy that people can compartmentalize their personal life away from the human atrocities they participate in and consciously perpetuate. Ok... I'm all for 'knowing thine enemy'... and honestly wouldn't mind finding out what...
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Re: Avatar

Xumbrarchist ·
When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"? {{{ Critics have called alien epic Avatar a version of Dances With Wolves because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy. Spoilers... Whether Avatar is racist is a matter for debate. Regardless of where you come down on that question, it's undeniable that the film - like alien apartheid flick District 9 , released earlier this year - is...
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ocatchings ·
'Avatar' Critics See Racist Theme Near the end of the hit film "Avatar," the villain snarls at the hero, "How does it feel to betray your own race?" Both men are white – although the hero is inhabiting a blue-skinned, 9-foot-tall, long-tailed alien. Strange as it may seem for a film that pits greedy, immoral humans against noble denizens of a faraway moon, "Avatar" is being criticized by a small but vocal group of people who allege it contains racist themes – the white hero once again saving...
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Re: Avatar

EbonyRose ·
But then again ... maybe not!! Audiences experience 'Avatar' blues By Jo Piazza , Special to CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS Some fans say James Cameron's "Avatar" may have been too real "Avatar Forums" has a topic thread discussing depression over "Pandora being intangible" Cameron's movie has pulled in more than $1.4 billion in worldwide box office (CNN) -- James Cameron's completely immersive spectacle "Avatar" may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression...
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Re: Avatar

Cholly ·
'Avatar' Critics See Racist Theme Near the end of the hit film "Avatar," the villain snarls at the hero, "How does it feel to betray your own race?" Both men are white – although the hero is inhabiting a blue-skinned, 9-foot-tall, long-tailed alien. Strange as it may seem for a film that pits greedy, immoral humans against noble denizens of a faraway moon, "Avatar" is being criticized by a small but vocal group of people who allege it contains racist themes – the white hero once again saving...
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Re: What Will Happen First?

Factoid (Guest) ·
hmmm... Choices: 1. Scientists discover time travel 2. An alien visit is confirmed on earth 3. Humans travel to Mars 4. A human being is successfully revived from kryogenic "hibernation" 5. Space tourism is commonplace I say,4,3,5,2,1
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Re: What Will Happen First?

Earth263 ·
I believe that the order will be: 2. An alien visit is confirmed on earth 3. Humans travel to Mars 4. A human being is successfully revived from kryogenic "hibernation" 1. Scientists discover time travel 5. Space tourism is commonplace "Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."
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Re: While Condoleeza Rice, and Clarence Thomas are Called Uncle Toms, or House Negroes.....

Michael Lofton ·
Mr. Kevin41, "Is there a "Blame Caucasian America for Everything THAT THEY REALLY DID Crowd?" I SEE THE DO NOT "Blame Caucasian America for anything they do Crowd", all the time!!!!" It serves no purpose to blame anyone for any atrocity unless evidence exists to prove civil, criminal, moral wrong doing, or otherwise. Making any accusation without proof amounts to making an unfounded allegation, to which the penalties can be severe, that is in the event anyone falsely accused chooses to seek...
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Re: Said I was gone But before I leave....

Melesi ·
There is a problem, souldoctor, with Thorkild's thesis, and that is that he takes what he knows--Sumerianliterature, which means mythology--and he invests it with more meaning than the Sumerians seem to have done. He does this by adding to what they have written connections which he thinks that he sees, and then, as did von Dankiken, he makes firm conclusions based on his own interpretations. For example, in the very beginning of the first chapter of "The Way," he says that "the only other...
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Re: UFOs, ETs, etc.

ricardomath ·
Yes, I believe that the universe is filled with life. Yes, I believe in UFO's. There are many objects that I have difficulty in identifying. Some of them fly. No, I do not believe that any alien species have visited here. Why would they want to? Having evolved on the surface of a nuetron star, they probobly believe that life is impossible on a planetary surface. The conditions for the existance of life simply don't exist here. Everybody knows that water in liquid form is poisonous to all...
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Re: UFOs, ETs, etc.

MBM ·
The thing that disturbs me about UFO sightings on this planet are the excruciatingly basic pictures/renderings etc. of the UFO's. Remember the "flying saucers" from the 1940s - 1960s? Knowing what we know now about science, space etc., do you really think that aliens, who have the technology to get here from who knows where, would create space craft so absurdly backward looking? 12 year olds can do better these days! Now is the time to make real the promises of Democracy.
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
Part II I began the previous section with a gender revelation concerning the Lord God of Israel. For many of you this was and will be hard to stomach. Why would I upset the apple cart by telling the world that the ˜God' most of them believe is Female and not Male as they all believe? What purpose does it serve? The purpose was to show you that what you believe, what you have been taught, what you have been reading and believing about your bibles was altered long ago. Even before the time of...
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Re: Rap, Thug Imagery ruining US

AudioGuy ·
I just want to throw something out there... Has anyone considered that people of African descent have a long history of mashing up the "queen's english". When you consider that our ancestors where captured from different tribes, herded together, bought to an alien land, and then forced to learn another language all while under the stress of a whip cracking at there backs, that we survived is a miracle. (ok, audioguy - what's your point?) I am glad you asked. My point is that we as Africans...
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Re: My Brothers. . .

HeruStar ·
I honestly loved the poem you posted. I interpreted it as uplifting black women. Moreso than "dissing" interracial relationships. I hope what I wrote wasn't considered a black woman diss. I would be saddened by that misinterpretation. The idea is that as a black man living in this era I'm not accustomed to the love that black women showed for our men, in era's prior. I feel alien in the sense that, the language we speak to eachother has become so estranged that I feel it's hard to negotiate...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

EbonyRose ·
So ... if I'm understanding you right ... what you're looking for is governmental interference/enforcement to compel companies to stop hiring illegal immigrant workers? Do you know if any of the suggestions you've mentioned are already part of the previous immigration reform package? I keep hearing news reports how there are laws already on the books that are not being enforced .. but, I don't remember ever hearing exactly what they are! Also ... since there's probably only a snowball's...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

MBM ·
As a matter of fact I do . . . Taming The Profitocracy Sure - it will instantly raise the average effective minimum wage - as millions of workers across the country will now fall under the protection of the US government.
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

EbonyRose ·
Well, considering that the minimum wage is already slated to rise over the next two years ... are you still suggesting that this is viable? Do you think it would get a bigger boost just because millions are added to the number of workers?? Personally, since it took more than a decade to get an increase for those of us who were/are already citizens ... I can't really see them doing any special favors for the millions who would be added into the mix. I mean, why should they (the gov't.) really...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

naturewalkz ·
Illegal aliens are not contributing positively to this American society because they are committing a lot of fraud which is causing so many Americans their time and money, illegals are displacing many Americans in the lower paying job sector, they get "free" medical care, getting a "free" education for their children, recieve welfare that is supposed to be for LEGAL AMERICANS ONLY! THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SO MANY GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT ARE THERE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND MUCH OF IT IS GOING...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

Fabulous ·
fabulous: Why is it ricardomess can come on this thread and curse a black person for their OWN PERSONAL views on this matter? ac9311 didn't curse ricardomess, in fact, his comments weren't directed to ricardomess, YET, ricardomess curses the black man for his views. Why is that? Why is it ricardomess can DISRESPECT the black folks in this forum, simply because their views may differ from his? You wanna know why. . . . . .I'll tell you 'why'. . .because as a non black person he feels he's...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

ac9311 ·
I know it's painful. If you swallow real hard, that lump in your throat goes away. My mother use to always say that the truth hurts. From now on, everytime you walk past an African American, you need to drop to your knees and thank our ancestors for dying for the freedoms that you and illegals covet and exploit. They paved the way for you and your brethren to stow away across the southern border and misinterpret the 14th amendment. Adios
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

Fabulous ·
Well said, ac9311. and ricardomess...YOU should take notes, NOT ONCE did the brother curse you..NOT ONCE did he 'LIE' on you to make his point. . . . . .he handles himself like a 'real' man. . .NOT a whiny immature crybaby [like you appear to be]. Try conducting yourself like a 'GROWN-UP' sometimes, well..........................................................if that's at all HUMANLY possible [for you].
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NSpirit ·
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ocatchings ·
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

Huey ·
Thanks HB, for the insight. Let me co-sign with you reading some poetry from Rabindranath Tagore. I'll leave you with his quote: "When one knows thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose touch of the one in the play of the many." (from Gitanjali )
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

HonestBrother ·
That is quite profound, Huey. I tend to agree with this sentiment. I too have known the existential possibilities of open encounter with others. The Hasidic sage Martin Buber expressed similar insights through his dialogical approach to theology. The doors of compassion should be closed to no one. From the smallest child to the oldest elder. Life can indeed be lived in such a way that no one is a stranger. Living thusly is an enlargement of the merely individual life. But note: 1. This does...
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

Oshun Auset ·
Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

HonestBrother ·
Also note that his spirituality did not rule out the possibility of his taking explicitly political stances as this excerpt from his biography indicates: Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India. In other words, his was not a naive "we are the world" approach to life which refuses to take a stand on behalf of his own people.
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

Huey ·
And one other thing (speaking of gonads)...please do...not...mistake my faith or beliefs with f*cking. That's blasphemous, insulting and especially downright perverted for someone who's not religious, and hates to meet black women in church. Let's get it straight, I go to church (not as much as I should, but I do go) to practice my faith-not to get my groove on. I feel uncomfortable too going to church with folks who treat it like a club with pews and books. I don't screw every woman that I...
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Re: Hair snobs

Oshun Auset ·
My bad. I missed Rowe's post, and your posting style(where 'originally posted by' was left out) confused me. Rowe is my girl and I always try to respond. Thanks to Rowe on another more interesting thread... I forgot about this book. The central objective in decolonising the African mind is to overthrow the authority which alien traditions exercise over the African. This demands the dismantling of white supremacist beliefs, and the structures which uphold them, in every area of African life.
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Re: Hair snobs

OhBlackButterfly ·
~I seriously doubt it. Anything recommended by you is highly suspect, imo. This author you mention actually addresses my hair? SMDH. And she's to be taken seriously because....? And you're to be taken seriously for the same reason because.....? And I didn't need to insert an "originally posted by" when I addressed Rowe, by name in my response. I addressed BY NAME the person who wrote it, get it? But you missed that the same way you missed the entire original post from her, huh? That's...
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Re: Bill Cosby Urges Black Students to Study

sunnubian ·
And ... quote: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Sunnubian: We know that he is right in what he is saying, but what he is right about only applies to some people OF ALL CLASSES OF PEOPLE, however, no one wants to admit that; -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am one of those people who do admit that. And I don't believe I'm alone, but I get your drift. However, I also am one of those people who...
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Re: Word Association Game

Blacksanction ·
alien
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Re: Polygamy: A Remedy Or a Right?

Manchild90047 ·
Why are we so vertically dismantled as a people? You know I have been around awhile and I am not suprised that so many of us get so emotional when we see or hear about new items or new ways of thinking about ourselves and what we do. I challenge my group to come up with a viable solution about the lower class population in which we the so called have made it class ,have left behind. How do we pull them up and into our world? Whats is gonna take? Are we simply mouthing out platitudes and...
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Re: Polygamy: A Remedy Or a Right?

Manchild90047 ·
Comments fron Rowe: COME INTO THE FUTURE Manchild, I commend you have for at least having a concern for the black underclass and if the black underclass wishes to pool their resources together by the way of polygamous marriages in order to get themselves out of poverty, then I support them 100%. However, we are fully aware that many of the African Americans who can claim success and prosperity today also came from underclass populations that you are describing thereby proving to the world...
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Re: Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... I have to admit that I found this article - with all it's facts and figures and sectioning and analyzing - somewhat confusing. I think I understand where he was trying to go ... but, I don't think I agree with his analysis in its entirety. I mean, I think there's no disputing that our youth are "under-engaged" in the political process. At least as far as actual VOTING is concerned. And I do believe that intellectually , many of our young people know and understand politics at a rate...
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Re: Black Men's Roundtable

Norland ·
America is at war and always has been. It's "do it my way/our way or it's the coffin for you." It comes with many, many different descriptions, sexual, racial, deviancy of all kinds, money (those with; those without) skin colors, hair (length, texture) pretty, homely. That includes mass war involving the men of other countries and continents, or one-on-one. There's really no difference. I don't believe there's really many sane people in this world anywhere. Bullying, terrorism hatred, who's...
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Re: Million Man and/or Woman Marches and Rallying Around a Civil Rights Activist, Will Not Stop Any of These Criminal Perpetrators. “Money Talks, and B.S. Walks”

Michael L ·
Originally Posted by Norland: If these Caucasoids recognized us as "citizens", they wouldn't do the things they do to us. They have no respect, no regard, nothing as far as we're concerned; because to them, we're still their property. That's why they're doling all the shit they dole toward us. If we had been truly freed by some asshole or another, we wouldn't be going through this, we'd have respect and recognition. That's not happening and never has; never will as long as we're "existing"...
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