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Are Portland cops still protecting racist terrorists? It sure looks like it--mm

After someone threw explosive devices at protesters in Laurelhurst Park, questions arise over police investigation

By K. Rambo | The Oregonian/OregonLiveAug 12, 2020;

Early Saturday morning after protesters were largely dispersed by police, a small group gathered at Laurelhurst Park. Then, around 2:30 a.m., video shows an explosive device being thrown at protesters and some members of the press.

The video didn’t show who tossed the three devices -- two of which detonated -- and no one was injured.

Photos from the scene show what appears to be a pipe with a bag of black powder removed from it.

Several videos shared on social media captured the incident, including footage of a man leaving the park carrying a military-style helmet with night vision goggles just after the explosions. Scott Keeler, an independent journalist who captured the footage, said he has not been contacted by police about the incident.

Since protests against police brutality and systemic racism began in Portland more than 75 days ago, Portland police have arrested hundreds of people. Some of those arrested were identified using footage of protests streamed on social media.

But with the Laurelhurst incident, police are calling for witnesses who saw the explosive devices thrown at protesters to come forward.

Police are facing criticism from activists for a perceived lack of action on the case, one of the latest attacks on protesters. On Aug. 4, a man drove his truck at a high speed through a demonstration area pushing a motorcycle that had been used as a barricade. The driver brandished a gun at protesters after they chased down his vehicle. Police said the driver was interviewed and released without charges.

A pickup truck was abandoned several blocks west after its driver accelerated towards the crowd, hitting and dragging a motorcycle. Portland protests continue for the 69th consecutive day Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A group gathered at Peninsula Park in north Portland in the evening and marched to the Portland Police Association building on N. Lombard just west of Denver Avenue. Police eventually declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, and then a riot. Dave Killen / staffThe Oregonian

Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Monday that the man seen on video carrying a military-style helmet and night vision goggles was identified by people who know him as retired U.S. Navy Seal and former CIA contractor Louis Gerrick Fernbaugh.

Police named Fernbaugh in a Tuesday release and said they “attempted to contact” him. In the release, police encouraged Fernbaugh to contact them.

It remains unclear if Fernbaugh is connected to the explosions at the park.

The release also asked people who spoke to the media to contact Portland police. Portland police spokesperson Lt. Greg Pashley said that while police are asking for witnesses to come forward, that doesn’t mean police aren’t also attempting to contact them.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Portland police had not released information about whether any arrests have been made connected to the incident. Pashley said he did not “have any info about specific risks to the public.”

Keeler, who witnessed the bombing and recorded the footage, told The Oregonian/OregonLive on Wednesday that he had not been contacted by Portland police, even after being quoted by OPB as a witness on Monday. Keeler said he saw Fernbaugh still in the park immediately after the bombing, prior to recording him outside the park.

Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Nathan Vasquez said his office is aware of the incident and is closely monitoring the investigation.

OPB reported that Fernbaugh has posted on social media about left-wing activists going back to at least 2018.

Fernbaugh recently said he had “infiltrated ANTIFA” at the protests downtown in a LinkedIn post. Fernbaugh’s company sells a target called “PDXANTIFA,” that is supposed to look like an anti-fascist activist, according to the product description.

OPB published a screenshot of a post on Fernbaugh’s Facebook page that mentioned an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory involving George Soros.

A call placed to Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office Tuesday was not returned at the time of publishing.

To stop Trump, stop Dems

Oregon Journal, July 4, 1943.

This OHS photograph captioned: “GIRLS RUSH TO JOIN THE UNION of workers and wooers.
Not satisfied with an absentee record of 3.2 per cent for the yard, Albina Engine and Machine Works
shipyard girls plan to make the attendance record 100 per cent. Rosalie Holder, office worker and
secretary of No Work, No Woo", signs up Betty Langston and Louise Brundage, both duplicator’s
helpers, who pledge themselves to date no absentees.”


Mike Munk       September 22 at 7:42 PM


Ka’ila Farrell-Smith writes on her Oregonian oped:

"I am an indigenous artist, based in Klamath County. Recently, Gov. Kate Brown invited me to show my art at her Salem office as part of the annual “Art in the Governor’s Office” program – an invitation they say is “considered a lifetime honor.” I declined.

I said “no” because Brown can’t have it both ways. She can’t support Oregon tribal members by showcasing our art while at the same time refusing to stand up for us when a huge fossil fuel company tries its very best to ram a fracked gas pipeline though our traditional lands—a pipeline that would threaten our sacred sites, the natural resources we have harvested for millennia and the safety of our women."

Read the rest at…/opinion-why-i-refuse-to-hang-m…  

Mike Munk

· 7/24/2019

My published comment on the NYT reporting of the Mueller testimony

Michael Munk in Portland Ore 

Your reporting is an effort to justify years of blaming Russia for your own failure to read the mood of the voters in 2016-- perhaps because of your heavy investment in Hillary's campaign.

I guess it has succeeded with the majority of your readers and commentators but next time devote some serious thought into reporting on the widespread racism and "no-nothingism" that corrupt so many of our fellow "deplorables."

How much time and energy has been wasted on this sorry diverting campaign? His opponents, of whom I am a militant one, could have devoted it all to actually fighting his despicable programs and policies.

It's not about Russia!

~I can only agree! tmf

Murals by Left artist, Victor Arnautoff, threatened  by Robert W. Cherny:  Murals created in 1935-1936 by the Left artist Victor Arnautoff are currently the subject of intense discussion and may be destroyed.   You can read about the issue at…/should-school-murals-that-depict-…?

The school board is likely to act on the matter within the next month. If you would like to write to the school board about the issue, the address is:

Dr. Vincent Matthews, Superintendent
San Francisco Unified School District
555 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Robert W. Cherny
Professor emeritus of history
San Francisco State University

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Assange arrested Action Alert from Popular Resistance

April 11, 2019 – Today, Wikileaks publisher, Julian Assange, was expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted asylum almost seven years ago, and arrested by British police. He is being held for extradition to the United States. Assange is a journalist who should not be prosecuted for publishing the truth.

Popular Resistance calls for the immediate release of Julian Assange and is organizing a protest today at 5:00 pm at the British embassy in Washington, DC. Please attend and urge others to attend. Share this Facebook page.

If you cannot attend, protest at a British embassy near you or email or call them. Here is a list of British embassies in the U.S.:

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We urge people in the UK, US, Australia and around the world to protest the extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange at every step of legal proceedings. Popular Resistance will be doing all it can to build a broad movement for freedom for Julian Assange so he can continue his important work as a publisher and journalist. Assange has committed no crime and has had his political asylum, which has been recognized by the UN, taken away from him for no legitimate reason.

The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press in the 21st Century. WikiLeaks is democratizing journalism, redistributing power and increasing transparency. Publishing the truth is not a crime. The attack on Assange is a threat not only to journalism but opposition to war and empire. People need to stand up for Assange, our right to know and build a movement against US imperialism.

Wikileaks’ breakthrough journalism has been a public service that exposed US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, human rights violations at the Guantanamo Bay prison and showed corporate corruption of US foreign policy in State Department cables. Wikileaks has published documents concerning governments and corporations throughout the world.

Wikileaks has democratized the media by creating the ability for people to expose crimes of governments and corporations by anonymously leaking documents that show their activities. This innovation gives power to people to be the media. Such power is essential at this time of corporate concentration of media, where six companies control 90 percent of the news.

Wikileaks documents have been covered in major news outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post and have had an impact on the development of public policies.

The US and international courts should be prosecuting those who committed crimes exposed in the documents published by Wikileaks, not the media outlet who exposed the crimes.

Chelsea Manning, who leaked documents to Wikileaks, is being held for refusing to testify before a grand jury in Alexandria, VA. She refuses to testify in secret against Julian Assange. Manning should be released. Manning and Assange are sacrificing their freedom for our right to know

Yesterday, was the 30th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). Beginning under President Obama and continuing under President Trump, whistleblowers are being arrested and charged with the Espionage Act at increasing levels. From the time the Espionage Act was passed in 1917 until the Obama administration took office, it was used against one person. Eight people were prosecuted by the Obama Department of Justice. The number of investigations of leaked information has tripled under the Trump administration.

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Mike Munk

I may be (wrongly) denounced as a Trumpist for posting this, but I wouldn't mind hearing some leading Dem political leaders express similar emotions --though more coherently -- to a national audience-mm


"I think the people out in the world- I think people in our country agree. We've been fighting for 19 years. Somebody said you were precipitously bringing to- precipitously? We've been there for 19 years. I want to fight. I want to win, and we want to bring our great troops back home. I've seen the people. I go to Walter Reed Hospital. I see what happens to people. I see with no legs and no arm- arms. And I've seen also what happens to them up here because they're in this situation, and they come back and they are totally different people-- where the wives and the fathers and the mothers say, "What has happened to my son? What has happened in some cases to my daughter?" It's a terrible thing. We've been there close to 19 years. And it's time. And we'll see what happens with the Taliban. They want peace. They're tired. Everybody's tired. We'd like to have- I don't like endless wars. This war. What we're doing is got to stop at some point.

So when Obama did what he did in Iraq, which was a mistake. Being in Iraq was a mistake. Okay. Being in Iraq- it was a big mistake to go- one of the greatest mistakes going into the Middle East that our country has ever made. One of the greatest mistakes that we've ever made-- President Bush had intel people that said Saddam Hussein in Iraq had nuclear weapons- had all sorts of weapons of mass destruction. Guess what? Those intel people didn't know what the hell they were doing, and they got us tied up in a war that we should have never been in. And we've spent seven trillion dollars in the Middle East and we have lost lives--"

The interview transcript is at

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Transcript: President Trump on "Face the Nation," February 3, 2019

The following is a transcript of the interview with President Trump airing Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, on "Face the Nation"


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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute capitulates to Israel First nutcakes

Michael Marriot writes in The Root"

"One of the nation’s most prominent civil rights museums has reneged on its plans to celebrate one of America’s most outspoken freedom fighters, igniting a national controversy after seemingly genuflecting to grumbles from the area’s Jewish community.
On Jan. 4, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute released a weirdly nonspecific statement canceling its plans to bestow the institute’s highest honor upon Angela Davis, a Birmingham, Alabama, native. The ceremony was supposed to serve as the centerpiece of the museum’s annual gala, planned for Feb. 19."
Read the rest at:…

Davis' response is at

US Israel isolated on Cuba in UN

Jane Franklin writes:

"First time in a long time but this is a special occasion to make sure you know about the latest UN General Assembly vote regarding the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba on November 1. There are 193 voting members. 189 voted against the U.S. embargo after first voting against U.S. amendments. Only two countries -- the U.S. and Israel -- voted for continuing the embargo. Moldova and Ukraine did not vote. There were no abstentions. This is of course once again a great victory for Cuba and all the people in the world who oppose the outrageous embargo. I could not find a mention of this vote in The New York Timesbut San Francisco Chronicle had an article about it.Congratulations to all concerned! "

ID politics, torture and Kavanaugh

In recent US politics, the rule is that identity politics trumps all other critical issues. The Kavanaugh trial just ended is another example: He should be denied membership on the Supremes for many reasons but one unremarked on by the Dems is that he is an enabler of torture by the US government. But his opponents, knowing what has traction in our political culture, have taken that issue off the table and made his sexual history the issue that hides what is arguablity more relevant to his role on the Supremes..-MM

To this point, JoAnn Wypijewski writes in Counterpunch:

"For anyone who still cares about principle, the Kavanaugh case is not a matter of belief, nor will it come down to proving or disproving Ford’s allegations. The Senate confirmation process is not a court of law. It is, however—in theory if not in fact—an arena for considering the problems and promise of justice, for taking the measure of a man, in this case, and his capacity to think deeply, to search bravely, to act humanely, beyond the limit of mere ambition. Ford’s intervention puts the hard stuff of humanity at the center of that arena, something that has been absent, most strikingly in the Senate’s challenge to Kavanaugh’s greatest ethical failure: his response to torture. For reasons probably of racism (and partly the nature of sex scandal) torture has never raised the temperature of politics or the public to the same fever as sexual accusation. Ford’s entrance and her story, which is so particularly human, so simple yet complex, so weighty with moral dimension, call the profound questions on that subject. (Whether they will have that effect on the Senate is doubtful.)


What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper

Brett Kavanaugh cannot prove a negative, his supporters say, and should not be judged on something he may or may not have done when…

For David McReynolds

Thinking about my old friend and comrade David McReynolds dead at 88/9 after a fall in his LES apartment.

We first met in the early 60s when I worked on the old National Guardian and he stood out to me by insisting most radicals, despite their frequently sectarian, splintering and isolating tactics, were still essentially members of a broader Left community.

We argued and agreed in most every year since and I looked forward to his political visits to Portland after retiring and leaving the East. There weren't many recently, but we kept up lively exchanges on email.

I mourn David as a model American radical and enthusiastically endorse his advice to us old timers:
It is about realizing we — those of us in our 80s — will be here for a while, and need to treat ourselves with a bit of discipline. We are needed, not to complain but to resist, to use the wisdom we have gained, often at a steep price, to stand for sanity in our world, and for a sense of compassion in our relationships.”

Mike Munk

The NYT times and lesser media are shamelessly cheerleading her recent speech which is only an old fashioned defense of US imperialism and an effort to get neocon support by framing Trump as an danger to the "World Order". In fact, the only difference between them is that Hillary relies on the military to defend the empire while Trump seems to prefer using economic muscle. -MM

A recent example from
"She cast herself as the defender of an American-led world order against an insurgent who did not understand, let alone respect, the network of alliances the United States constructed after World War II to safeguard its interests.Mrs. Clinton presented herself as a sure-footed commander in chief, a fervent believer in America as an exceptional country..."

"The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee, its Wall Street and corporate backers and the major media -- most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations -- have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton.
Bottom line: they wanted to declare it over before actual voters could vote, but their carefully crafted strategy began to #FeelTheBern."
Read the rest at

I suppose
    Old Man Trump knows
    Just how much
    Racial Hate
    he stirred up
    In the bloodpot of human hearts
    When he drawed
    That color line
    Here at his
    Eighteen hundred family project ....

         --Woody Guthrie


Will Kaufman
January 19, 2016
The Conversation
Woody Guthrie lived in Fred Trump’s Beach Haven apartment complex for two years, and he was characteristically vocal and eloquent about the racist policies that governed there.

In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take.

Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This Land Is Your Land,” the most resounding appeal to an equal share for all in America. Below that is the signature of Donald Trump’s father, Fred. No pairing could appear more unlikely.

Guthrie’s two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trump’s buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul of New York’s outer boroughs produced some of Guthrie’s most bitter writings, which I discovered on a recent trip to the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa. These writings have never before been published; they should be, for they clearly pit America’s national balladeer against the racist foundations of the Trump real estate empire.

Recalling these foundations becomes all the more relevant in the wake of the racially charged proclamations of Donald Trump, who last year announced, “My legacy has its roots in my father’s legacy.”

A champion for equality

By the time he moved into his new apartment, Guthrie had traveled a long road from the casual racism of his Oklahoma youth.

He’d learned along the way that the North held no special claim to racial enlightenment. He had written songs such as “The Ferguson Brothers Killing,” which condemned the out-of-hand police killing of the unarmed Charles and Alfonso Ferguson in Freeport, Long Island, in 1946, after the two young black men had been refused service in a bus terminal cafe.

In “Buoy Bells from Trenton,” he denounced the miscarriage of justice in the case of the so-called “Trenton Six” – black men convicted of murder in 1948 by an all-white jury in a trial marred by official perjury and manufactured evidence.

And in 1949, he’d stood shoulder to shoulder with Paul Robeson, Howard Fast and Pete Seeger against the mobs of Peekskill, New York, where American racism at its ugliest had inspired 21 songs from his pen (one of which, “My Thirty Thousand,” was recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco).

A postwar housing haven – for whites

In the postwar years, with the return of hundreds of thousands of servicemen to New York, affordable public housing had become an urgent priority.

For the most part, low-cost housing projects had been left to cash-strapped state and city authorities. But when the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) finally stepped in to issue federal loans and subsidies for urban apartment blocks, one of the first developers in line, with his eye on the main chance, was Fred Trump. He made a fortune not only through the construction of public housing projects but also through collecting the rents on them.

When Guthrie first signed his lease, it’s unlikely that he was aware of the murky background to the construction of his new home, the massive public complex that Trump had dubbed “Beach Haven.”

Trump would be investigated by a U.S. Senate committee in 1954 for profiteering off of public contracts, not least by overestimating his Beach Haven building charges to the tune of US$3.7 million.

What Guthrie discovered all too late was Trump’s enthusiastic embrace of the FHA’s guidelines for avoiding “inharmonious uses of housing” – or as Trump biographer Gwenda Blair puts it, “a code phrase for selling homes in white areas to blacks.” As Blair points out, such “restrictive covenants” were common among FHA projects – a betrayal, if ever there was one, of the New Deal vision that had given birth to the agency.

‘Old Man Trump’s’ color line

Only a year into his Beach Haven residency, Guthrie – himself a veteran – was already lamenting the bigotry that pervaded his new, lily-white neighborhood, which he’d taken to calling “Bitch Havens.”

In his notebooks, he conjured up a scenario of smashing the color line to transform the Trump complex into a diverse cornucopia, with “a face of every bright color laffing and joshing in these old darkly weeperish empty shadowed windows.” He imagined himself calling out in Whitman-esque free verse to the “negro girl yonder that walks along against this headwind / holding onto her purse and her fur coat”:

                    I welcome you here to live. I welcome
    you and your man both here to Beach Haven to love in any
    ways you please and to have some kind of a decent place to
    get pregnant in and to have your kids raised up in. I'm
    yelling out my own welcome to you.

For Guthrie, Fred Trump came to personify all the viciousness of the racist codes that continued to put decent housing – both public and private – out of reach for so many of his fellow citizens:

    I suppose
    Old Man Trump knows
    Just how much
    Racial Hate
    he stirred up
    In the bloodpot of human hearts
    When he drawed
    That color line
    Here at his
    Eighteen hundred family project ....

And as if to leave no doubt over Trump’s personal culpability in perpetuating black Americans’ status as internal refugees – strangers in their own strange land – Guthrie reworked his signature Dust Bowl ballad “I Ain’t Got No Home” into a blistering broadside against his landlord:

    Beach Haven ain't my home!
    I just cain't pay this rent!
    My money's down the drain!
    And my soul is badly bent!
    Beach Haven looks like heaven
    Where no black ones come to roam!
    No, no, no! Old Man Trump!
    Old Beach Haven ain't my home!

In 1979, 12 years after Guthrie had succumbed to the death sentence of Huntington’s Disease, Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett published a two-part exposé about Fred and Donald Trump’s real estate empire.

Barrett devoted substantial attention to the cases brought against the Trumps in 1973 and 1978 by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. A major charge was that “racially discriminatory conduct by Trump agents” had “created a substantial impediment to the full enjoyment of equal opportunity.” The most damning evidence had come from Trump’s own employees. As Barrett summarizes:

According to court records, four superintendents or rental agents confirmed that applications sent to the central [Trump] office for acceptance or rejection were coded by race. Three doormen were told to discourage blacks who came seeking apartments when the manager was out, either by claiming no vacancies or hiking up the rents. A super said he was instructed to send black applicants to the central office but to accept white applications on site. Another rental agent said that Fred Trump had instructed him not to rent to blacks. Further, the agent said Trump wanted “to decrease the number of black tenants” already in the development “by encouraging them to locate housing elsewhere.”

Guthrie had written that white supremacists like the Trumps were “way ahead of God” because

    God dont
    know much
    about any color lines.

Guthrie hardly meant this as a compliment. But the Trumps – father and son alike – might well have been arrogant enough to see it as one. After all, if you find yourself “way ahead of God” in any kind of a race, then what else must God be except, well, “a loser”? And we know what Donald Trump thinks about losers.

One thing is certain: Woody Guthrie had no time for “Old Man Trump.”

We can only imagine what he would think of his heir.

“Racial Hate at Beach Haven,” “Beach Haven Race Hate,” “Beach Haven Ain’t My Home” and Guthrie’s untitled notebook writings: all words by Woody Guthrie, © copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc., all rights reserved, used by permission.

Will Kaufman is Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of Central Lancashire

From a Nigerian TV station Can't vouch for authenticity-MM
                                     Gaddafi’s Last Speech

In the name of Allah, the …beneficent, the merciful…

For 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert, I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Ronald Reagan, when he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me, instead he killed that poor innocent child. Then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union.

Gaddafi captured and tortured to death by US-assisted jihadists
I did all I could to help people Understand the concept of real democracy, where people’s committees ran our country. But that was never enough, as some told me, even people who had 10 room homes, new suits and furniture, were never satisfied, as selfish as they were they wanted more. They told Americans and other visitors, that they needed “democracy” and “freedom” never realizing it was a cut throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest, but they were enchanted with those words, never realizing that in America, there was no free medicine, no free hospitals, no free housing, no free education and no free food, except when people had to beg or go to long lines to get soup.

 No, no matter what I did, it was never enough for some, but for others, they knew I was the son of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the only true Arab and Muslim leader we’ve had since Salah-al-Deen, when he claimed the Suez Canal for his people, as I claimed Libya, for my people, it was his footsteps I tried to follow, to keep my people free from colonial domination – from thieves who would steal from us.

Now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history, my little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism” ,but all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer. 

So, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following His path, the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters.

I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are all my children, then so be it. 

Let this testament be my voice to the world, that I stood up to crusader attacks of NATO, stood up to cruelty, stoop up to betrayal, stood up to the West and its colonialist ambitions, and that I stood with my African brothers, my true Arab and Muslim brothers, as a beacon of light.

When others were building castles, I lived in a modest house, and in a tent. I never forgot my youth in Sirte, I did not spend our national treasury foolishly, and like Salah-al-Deen, our great Muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself…

In the West, some have called me “mad”, “crazy”, but they know the truth yet continue to lie, they know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip, that my vision, my path, is, and has been clear and for my people and that I will fight to my last breath to keep us free, may Allah almighty help us to remain faithful and free.

-Mu’ummar Qaddafi.
May Allah 4give and grant you with Jannatul firdaus. Ameeen

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