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    Decline of the western society #2

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    Post  TMA1 Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:20 am

    ...I was there when pizzagate went down. When the qanon nonsense went down. I knew what was going to happen. I sympathize with those who got caught up into it but sadly it did more harm than good. Strange enough, the actual scandals and related coverups are actually more astoundingly bizarre and wicked than anything from pizzagate and the like. Imagine the senile pervert Emperor Tiberius at his vacation home in Capri, but worse and more of them. Also imagine these patrician freaks involved in lurid, scary antenomian mystery cults antithetical to all general norms and values of Rome the great civilizations before it.

    Madness.
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    Post  miketheterrible Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:47 am

    sundoesntrise wrote:
    Firebird wrote:
    kvs wrote:

    Why am I not surprised.   The road to Hell is paved with phony good intentions.


    In Scotland, a father was jailed for refusing to call his tranny son, his "daughter".
    I think the son was pre puberty age too.
    Its in the mainstream media.

    This is genuinely Satanism taking over.
    Read a "satanic bible" and its full of this shit.

    you right my frien

    look staute baphomet. is two sexes. also transhumananism. baphomet have goatface. now science cross human with monkey, crispr babys etc.

    old peple think is game but is no game.

    You keep alleging its old people. Maybe George Soros is only old one really pushing this shit hard. Maybe also Bill Gates. But majority is all young people. People younger than myself.
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    Post  kvs Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:46 pm

    TMA1 wrote:...I was there when pizzagate went down. When the qanon nonsense went down. I knew what was going to happen. I sympathize with those who got caught up into it but sadly it did more harm than good. Strange enough, the actual scandals and related coverups are actually more astoundingly bizarre and wicked than anything from pizzagate and the like. Imagine the senile pervert Emperor Tiberius at his vacation home in Capri, but worse and more of them. Also imagine these patrician freaks involved in lurid, scary antenomian mystery cults antithetical to all general norms and values of Rome the great civilizations before it.

    Madness.

    The novel and British TV series "I, Claudius" deals with rot at the top in Rome. The west is subject to the same sort of decay
    no matter what people believe about the system. I find it shocking how wokeness has emerged from the wood work in the last
    10-15 years. But it makes sense since this the time scale for the post 1990 generation to "grow up". The problem with human
    society is that it is built of pillars of mud. The dreams of sci-fi utopia where there is a progression ever upward pushing off
    previous levels is fantasy. There is no assured constancy of human caliber and values. The current crop of humans in the
    west and even around the world is clearly on a lower level than their parents. Too much coddling and easy living. Just as
    with Roman elites, it is this soft existence that softens their brains. Humans need exogenous resistance against which to
    fight and "skill up". Without it you have atrophy.

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    Post  kvs Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:30 am

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1453225912015724549

    Gender fluid propaganda in the form a candy commercial.

    https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1453415708960886785

    Sodomite depravity.
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    Post  lyle6 Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:56 am

    Names and addresses people. You know the drill.
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    Post  sundoesntrise Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:48 am

    kvs wrote:twitter.com/i/status/1453225912015724549

    Gender fluid propaganda in the form a candy commercial.

    twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1453415708960886785

    Sodomite depravity.

    I like this one better. Doritos telling you your dead grandpa is a homosexualist in heaven and that you should be PROUD of it.

    It's aimed at the Spanish speaking market indicating the speed at which Latin America is getting pozzed at the moment

    mobile.twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1453184628962037763

    --

    Father Josiah Trenham has a 4 part podcast series on transgenderism out bytheway. Highly recommend. Usually he charges a small amount but this time it's for free (only this month)

    patristicnectar.org/bookstore_210716_21
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    Post  JohninMK Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:55 am

    The reality facing the West that they are refusing to acknowledge. Russia has already been through it. From ZH

    This government is so broke, the police are going on strike…

    by TDB
    Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 - 14:29

    by Simon Black via Sovereign Man

    Louis XV was only five years old when his great grandfather, the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV passed away. The year was 1715, and France was nearly in financial ruin.

    Louis XIV had spent the previous seven decades spending lavishly on everything from palaces to public hospitals.

    All of that spending had turned France into the epicenter of western civilization. But unlike the Build Back Better bill, Louis XIV’s mounting expenses did not “cost nothing”.

    The king ran massive budget deficits each year, and the French national debt kept mounting.

    By the time his great grandson took the throne, the French treasury was spending more than 80% of tax revenue just to pay interest on its enormous debt.

    Louis XV was too young to do anything when he inherited this fiscal mess. But his regents called an emergency meeting to cut spending.

    Military spending was gutted, public benefits were slashed, and even the royal household had its budget cut.

    Today we would call these “austerity measures”. And they’re quite common throughout history.

    From the Ottoman Empire to modern day Greece, history shows that, sooner or later, heavily indebted governments have to make extreme budget cuts.

    Here where I live in Puerto Rico is another example.

    The government of Puerto Rico announced back in 2015 that it would not be able to repay its $70 billion public debt.

    $70 billion is a lot of money in Puerto Rico, worth roughly 70% of the island’s entire GDP. And in 2017, the government formally filed for bankruptcy– the largest of its kind in US history.

    Puerto Rico’s financial problems didn’t arise overnight. Like the French monarchy in the 1700s, it took decades of corruption and incompetence to reach this point.

    Now, bankruptcies are complicated, especially one this big. A bankruptcy is essentially a lawsuit between the debtor and the creditors, and as any lawyer can tell you, just about every lawsuit is extremely expensive and time consuming.

    This one has taken nearly five years to settle. Lawyers for both sides have battled back and forth in court, generating more than $1 billion in legal fees for themselves.

    Municipal bankruptcies (like the one that Puerto Rico filed) are different than a personal or corporate bankruptcy.

    When a business declares bankruptcy, it can move into liquidation fairly quickly. All of the company’s assets are auctioned off to the highest bidder, and the proceeds are split up among the creditors in order of their ranking.

    The government (and the lawyers, of course) are paid first. Then the senior debtholders are paid back in full, then subordinated debtholders, then unsecured debtholders (if there’s anything left at that point).

    And at that point the company usually ceases to exist.

    But municipal bankruptcies are different. The government of Puerto Rico cannot ‘go out of business’.

    So a municipal bankruptcy reaches an agreement between the government and its creditors.

    Usually this involves a pretty significant loss for investors. But the government has to give up something as well– usually some sort of austerity measures to free up additional assets and cash flow for investors.

    Yesterday afternoon, after 4+ years of negotiations, the governor of Puerto Rico signed a bill essentially agreeing to certain investor demands.

    The budget cuts are significant. Many public services will be totally gutted, and some city and state workers are already pushing back.

    Some police departments on the island are actually calling for a strike to protest austerity measures– they want to go the entire weekend without providing any police protection. And the Fire Fighters’ union has also been protesting cuts to their own salaries and benefits.

    These are the sorts of things that happen when governments get into financial trouble; we’ve seen this all throughout history.

    Debt is an absolute killer. When governments have too much debt and cannot pay, it can destroy the social fabric and turn people’s lives upside down.

    The institutions that people depend on– schools, pensions, public services, etc. can all be slashed as a result of too much debt.

    It’s noteworthy that Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy when its debt was roughly 70% of GDP. By comparison, the United States national debt is presently more than 127% of GDP. And there are European countries whose debts are even higher.

    The US federal government obviously has certain financial and monetary privileges that Puerto Rico doesn’t have; the Treasury Department can always rely on the Federal Reserve to print money and finance the US national debt. Puerto Rico doesn’t have that benefit.

    But just as Louis XV learned that even absolute monarchs eventually have to adhere to economic realities, the federal government will soon learn that they cannot print and spend money forever without consequence.

    We’re already seeing obvious consequences, in fact, like historically high inflation and supply chain difficulties.

    Sooner or later the Federal Reserve is going to have to stop printing so much money if they have any desire to bring inflation down.

    But if they do this, they’ll leave the US government without a way to finance its prodigious deficits… and that’s going to mean steep budget cuts.

    There is no government in human history that has been immune to the negative effects of heavy indebtedness.

    Sometimes it takes years for the real consequences to be felt. But it would be foolish to presume that this time will be any different.
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    Post  kvs Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:58 pm

    France is an example of what happens when you let the usurers have too much power and apply microeconomics policy where
    macroeconomics is not optional. Borrowing for the macroeconomy is stupid. The interest on the debt is pulled from the anus
    of the lenders. There is no obvious natural price for loans, it is whatever the lender feels he can rip off. That is,
    what the market will bear. So the French monarchy literally ate the shit of the lenders and dug a whole where 80% of the
    taxes were being siphoned to pay some ad hoc lending rate.

    If the French monarchs had real power they would have decreed the lending rate to be 0.000000001% and poof the crisis
    disappears. The problem is not excessive money printing, which is long term insane without underlying growth in the economy.
    The problem is bending over to loan sharks when the money should have been printed.

    The only claim that interest has to legitimacy is that it imposes natural austerity by limiting excessive borrowing and returning
    the money to the lender. This is microeconomics thinking which fails to account for macroeconomics reality. Today all
    macroeconomic policy is to literally generate money out of nothing to scale with the size of the economy. That's right, the
    total pool of money in the economy in any form is floating through issue and not borrowed. Borrowing is something that
    happens within this changing pool of total money.

    The 1990s in Russia was not "bankruptcy" but destruction through engineered inflation and free trade.
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    Post  GarryB Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:44 am

    Rather odd article... it mentions that Russia has cleaned up its act and acted with real fiscal responsibility, but no details at all, and then the article is about France and Puerto Rico of all places.

    The difference really is that Russia did this amazing thing of getting out of debt, balancing spending, creating growth and economic development in Russia for Russians... all the while surrounded by the biggest and most powerful and most effective sharks the world has ever seen and despite there being blood in the water, the Russians have actually ended up in a rather good place... there were conflicts like Georgia and Syria and Crimea, as well as economic and sanction based issues and also a pandemic... not to mention economic difficulties in the 1990s and later on.

    The fact that the west in general has not come out looking so shiny despite on paper being the worlds only super power and with massive and unrivalled military and economic power is something worth an article no its own... but the west is too busy trying to cause problems for Russia to worry about its own fundamental problems that are making it more dysfunctional than Puerto Rico... a place many Americans probably think of as a third world country...

    The conflicts in Georgia and Syria and Crimea could be called minor, but that was a specific goal and effect of Russias handling of each situation... if they wanted, they could easily have turned both situations into terrible bloodbaths for all involved, but they get involved in wars for very specific reasons and with specific goals in mind... they don't want endless wars like the west seems to prefer.


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    Post  kvs Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:27 pm



    The western "left" is fully degenerate. It no longer cares about the blue collar workers who make up most of the population, but
    is too busy pandering to "diversity" and sexual depravity. The pattern of "leftist" run cities being crime toilets is not accidental
    and cannot be fobbed off as not important.

    Mass migration is bad for both the migrants and the indigenous people. Slow, measured immigration is the only way. Immigrants
    can find jobs, mass migrants can't. Immigrants can adapt to the society, mass migrants form ghettos where they "resist assimilation".
    The US now has a regime that is trying to use mass migration as a tool to give itself endless dominance by targeted dilution of
    Republican voters in key states. It is allowing hundreds of thousands of illegals to flood across the border and then ships them
    to select locations. These migrants can vote even if they are illegals since the Democrats act like voter ID is "racism".

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    Post  higurashihougi Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:21 am

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/oct/30/my-students-never-knew-the-lecturer-who-lived-in-a-tent?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1635581920

    ‘My students never knew’: the lecturer who lived in a tent

    Like many PhD students, Aimée Lê needed her hourly paid job – as an English lecturer – to stay afloat. But what her students never guessed was that for two years while she taught them she was living in a tent.

    The University and College Union says the plight of young academics who are desperate to get a firm footing on the career ladder is getting worse. Staff at 146 higher education institutions have until Thursday to vote on whether to strike once again – potentially before Christmas – over unfair pay, “untenable” workloads and casualised contracts.

    Vicky Blake, the president of UCU, said: “Many people are still shocked to learn that higher education is one of the most casualised sectors in the British economy. There are at least 75,000 staff on insecure contracts: workers who are exploited, underpaid, and often pushed to the brink by senior management teams relying on goodwill and a culture of fear.”

    The union’s research shows one-third of academics are employed on fixed-term contracts, and 41% of teaching-only academics are on hourly paid contracts. Women and BAME staff are more likely to be employed insecurely.

    Jasmine Warren, who teaches psychology part-time alongside her PhD at the University of Liverpool, says: “As a woman finishing your PhD and going straight into precarious contracts, you have to ask: at what point do I choose to have a family? At what point can I buy a house? I haven’t seen any university advertising lecturer positions with a contract of more than a year recently. We are expected to accept this as normal.”

    Raj Jethwa, the chief executive of the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association, said: “Despite UCU repeatedly rejecting opportunities to work with employers in this important area, employers have continued their efforts to reduce the sector’s reliance on fixed-term contracts.”

    He said that over the last five years fixed-term academic contracts had declined and “the vast majority of teaching is delivered by staff with open-ended contracts”.

    He added: “It is very disappointing that UCU is encouraging its members to take damaging industrial action which is specifically designed to disrupt teaching and learning for students who have endured so many recent upheavals.”
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    Post  andalusia Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:34 am

    This image is an excellent description of the decline of the US:







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    Post  thegopnik Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:44 am

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/europe/european-court-refugees-hungary-poland-czech-republic.html how dare these countries not taking in refugees.

    Also EU: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/eu-says-lukashenko-using-refugee-crisis-to-destabilize-region-overwhelm-polish-border

    When will those eastern block countries realize white CIS male countries are not in the agenda of a multicultural EU. Nazi germany was successful doing this with Ukraine and poland along with Croatia and Serbia.
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    Post  GarryB Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:06 am

    This image is an excellent description of the decline of the US:

    The problem there is the definition of a good solution... for many it would be to either ignore the problem or make it move on so it becomes someone elses problem.

    The American response should be to help these people get back into being functioning members of society... for goodness sake they spent 750 billion dollars on their banks to prevent them going under because for some reason they were too big to be allowed to fail... how about all Americans are to big to let fall through the cracks and they need support and help to turn their lives back around.... these tent people are one thing but there are trailer parks that subsititute for affordable housing... the huge tenement blocks of the 60s-70s to keep the poor in their equivalent of a gated community but instead of keeping people out it is to keep people in so they don't spread...

    Used to work OK because the vast majority of people earned enough in one job to have a wife that stayed at home and looked after the kids and you each had a car and a holiday home somewhere.... the rich were a small group but the comfortable middle class was the majority with another small group of poor for whatever reason...

    These days the huge middle class are going down a level to the marginal poverty.... moving from the suburbs to the trailer park... and nobody cares or is doing anything about it...

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    Post  higurashihougi Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:49 pm

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-carolina-school-district-that-suspended-a-15-year-old-rape-accuser-has-a-disturbing-history

    The Disturbing History of the School District That Suspended a Student for Reporting Her Assault

    For years, students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District have claimed they were discouraged from reporting their sexual assaults. Now they are taking to the street.

    When news broke that a 15-year-old student at Hawthorne Academy in North Carolina had been suspended after reporting an alleged sexual assault to her school, the country was shocked. Other students in her school district were not.

    For years, students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District have brought forward horrifying allegations of sexual assault—being assaulted in the woods, raped in school bathrooms, groped on school buses—and claimed administrators and resource officers discouraged them from reporting the attacks. They have filed lawsuits, hosted town halls, and initiated federal investigations. Now they are taking to the street.
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    Post  kvs Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:12 pm

    America is a f*cked up country. For decades I have been seeing stories that are really over the top. One was a rural property
    owner who was shot and killed by the authorities who were investigating a pot plantation in his forest set up by 3rd parties. He
    did not plant it and it is a routine ploy since most forested properties are not scoured by their owners daily. Trigger happy US
    scumbag "law enforcers" are the biggest criminals in the USA. Then we have all the absurd stories about HOAs terrorizing property
    owners as if they are de facto governments. HOAs (home owner associations) are legal entities that only have status among their
    members and have not special rights. But it is routine for them to trespass, engage in property damage and pseudo-legal harassment.

    Another example of how badly messed up America is can be seen in the absolute power of prosecutors. Even if evidence exonerates
    someone sent to jail on a false basis, it is totally up to the District Attorney whether to release the inmate. There is no legal standard
    or regulation, just the capricious whim of the District Attorney.

    Then we have the brazen politicization of the legal process. For example the absurd Rittenhouse trial currently underway which as
    devolved into a farce and charges should never have been laid since there is plenty of video showing self-defense. CNN et al. fete
    the criminal attackers as victims, the FBI obliges by propagating the attackers. These Antifa and BLM thugs are noticeably not being
    prosecuted for their crimes. Same goes for the farcical January 6, 2021 "insurrectionists" who are being show-trialled like big time
    criminals instead of genuine protestors against the brazen electoral fraud of the November 2020 election.

    That brings us to the ludicrous electoral process in the USA. The Democrat-Republican run local electoral committees have been
    blocking 3rd party candidates for decades. This is mafia racketeering and not electoral process. Then we have big time ballot stuffing
    and up and down the line in this country. Chicago, Louisiana, etc., have been examples for base electoral fraud keeping incumbents
    in power for decades. This is in the country that postures to the world as the arbiter of democracy and the decides who is
    "legitimately elected" as we see in the case of Nicaragua.

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    Post  kvs Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:59 pm



    Total systemic brain rot. The problem is that western regimes and their network of apparatchiks are trapped in a process
    of their own making. They are not acting intelligently as a collective, they are being dragged along by the ideology.
    This is what produces all the excess seen in history such as the repressions in the USSR. Enemies are created out of
    thin air and the system ends up derailing itself.

    People have way too much faith in western social systems and government. There are no checks and balances. It is
    crystal clear that ideological thinking, aka magical thinking, has taken over. That is a train wreck in progress.

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    Post  higurashihougi Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:48 pm

    https://www.rt.com/uk/540972-military-gambling-addiction-epidemic/

    The British military leadership has found itself in hot water for reportedly ignoring gambling addiction among the country’s armed forces after they refused to remove betting machines installed in army barracks.

    Over the past month, there has been a growing outcry among MPs over the lack of action from the Ministry of Defence regarding concerns about the presence of hundreds of slot machines in military bases, according to the Daily Mail. The betting terminals are thought to put the financial and mental well-being of homesick soldiers at risk.

    A recent study on the UK Armed Forces found that veterans were nearly 11 times more likely than civilians to develop a gambling addiction. However, the MoD has continued to withhold from MPs the number of betting machines housed in bases, or divulge if the military is profiting from its troops.

    Although rules, known as the Queen’s Regulations, ban “all forms of gambling and bookmaking” in service barracks and vessels, the machines are exempted under a provision that gives a unit’s commanding officer the discretion to allow “lottery, sweepstakes or other gambling.”

    Alan Smith, the Bishop of St Albans who represents the Church of England on gambling matters, told the Daily Mail he was “gravely disappointed” with the government for having “reversed their previous promise to remove gambling machines from Army bases.”

    Smith has tabled an amendment to the bill due to the MoD “not taking gambling-related harm in the military community sufficiently seriously” and claiming to have “seen no evidence...suggesting that serving personnel are more prone to problem gambling than any other group in society.”

    Meanwhile, Labour MP Carolyn Harris, who chairs an all-party parliamentary group on gambling harm, voiced concerns about a “secret epidemic of gambling addiction in our Forces.”

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    Post  higurashihougi Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:37 pm

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20211122/p2a/00m/0na/020000c

    Japanese employee's suicide recognized as workplace accident tied to excessive overtime

    A local labor standards inspection office has recognized the suicide of a then 43-year-old employee of machine tool manufacturer Sodick Co. in 2017 as a workplace accident caused by depression due to long working hours, according to those close to the matter.

    Tomoo Oizumi had put in 123 hours of overtime work in the month prior to his death. The threshold for ruling a case as death from overwork is 80 hours of overtime per month. Five days prior to his death, the man was questioned severely by a boss about some wrongdoing he wasn't involved in, which the Matsumoto Labor Standards Inspection Office in Nagano Prefecture pointed out could have triggered his suicide.

    The labor standards office recognized the suicide as a workplace accident on Jan. 31, 2020. According to lawyer Yutaka Iwaki representing the bereaved family and others, Oizumi was in charge of machine repairs and maintenance at the Matsumoto sales office at Sodick, which is headquartered in Yokohama and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section.

    In May 2016, the man began to do work usually handled by two people by himself after a colleague was transferred, and it became normal for him to put in many hours of overtime.

    During an in-house meeting on April 21, 2017, Oizumi was accused of forging a record of his visits to business partners to fraudulently demand overtime pay. The man was severely questioned by his boss over and over again. Although he was cleared of suspicion after another employee checked the location information on his mobile phone, his boss did not offer an apology.

    On April 26 of the same year, Oizumi disappeared with his eldest daughter Ena, aged 7 at the time. Their bodies were found in a passenger car parked on a forest road in the town of Oguni, Yamagata Prefecture, on May 7. As traces of burnt charcoal were found inside the vehicle, it is suspected that Oizumi died in a murder-suicide on the evening of April 26.

    The labor standards office recognized that Oizumi developed depression in early April that year. He had put in more than 80 hours of overtime work a month in four of the six months prior to his death.

    The labor standards office pointed out that Oizumi suffered from a strong phycological burden because he was in charge of work that was normally done by two people. Though it did not make a judgement on the meeting in which the man was severely questioned by his boss, as the incident was considered to have occurred after Oizumi developed depression, an expert committee added, "It's highly likely that it may have been one of the reasons for his suicide."

    The company subsequently agreed to pay settlement money and achieved reconciliation with the bereaved family in July 2021. However, it has not announced that the incident was recognized as a workplace accident, and has not offered a direct apology to the bereaved family.

    Sodick told the Mainichi Shimbun, "We would like to express our deepest apologies and condolences to the bereaved family. We will consider measures to prevent a recurrence and implement them."

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    Mir wrote:Your ticket to a free lunch! Laughing

    One that will kill you even sooner

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