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_eorge _oros...

For those who are familiar with his name his activities and those are part of the Conspiracy community, what do you know of this person.

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I've been seeing a few more clips about _oros recently, including one that was on a FB page where his name was brought up on a FOX interview and crazy how something weird happened and that part of the interview was shut down, when a call came through.
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Reply #1 posted 10/06/20 10:15am

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Well he funds my posts on here so there's that.

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Kidding aside, be careful with this, attacking Soros and being a Nazi go hand in hand.

I'm personally no fan of any billionaire, but that's only because I don't believe anyone should have that amount of wealth, as we have discussed elsewhere, I won't get on my soapbox here.

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Billionaire George Soros getting married for the third time

By Mathew Goldstein

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(Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend, Tamiko Bolton.



Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros' summer home in Southampton, New York, attended by a small group of friends and relatives, according to a person familiar with the investor.

Soros proposed to Bolton, 40, a few weeks ago during a weekend visit to the Hamptons, a beachside colony on Long Island frequented by New York's wealthy.

For Soros, this will be his third marriage and the second for Bolton, who was married briefly in the 1990s. Soros has five children from his previous marriages.

Last year, Adriana Ferreyr, a former girlfriend of Soros, filed a lawsuit alleging he had reneged on a promise to buy her an apartment. Soros has filed a pending motion to dismiss the suit by the former Brazilian soap opera star.

https://www.reuters.com/a...3720120812


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I would have never known he was Jewish by his last name


jaawwnn said:

Kidding aside, be careful with this, attacking Soros and being a Nazi go hand in hand.

I'm personally no fan of any billionaire, but that's only because I don't believe anyone should have that amount of wealth, as we have discussed elsewhere, I won't get on my soapbox here.

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In the attempt to be fair to all sides, I will show everyone the good AND the bad about George Soro's involvement with giving donations to social [especially black] causes.

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THE GOOD.....

https://www.nytimes.com/2...tions.html

George Soros’s Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push

Mr. Soros’s group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities.

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THE BAD....

https://newspunch.com/rap...tion-year/

Rapper Warns George Soros Is Using Black Lives Matter To ‘Control’ African Americans In Election Year

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Billionaire George Soros getting married for the third time

By Mathew Goldstein

3 Min Read

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend, Tamiko Bolton.



Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros' summer home in Southampton, New York, attended by a small group of friends and relatives, according to a person familiar with the investor.

Soros proposed to Bolton, 40, a few weeks ago during a weekend visit to the Hamptons, a beachside colony on Long Island frequented by New York's wealthy.

For Soros, this will be his third marriage and the second for Bolton, who was married briefly in the 1990s. Soros has five children from his previous marriages.

Last year, Adriana Ferreyr, a former girlfriend of Soros, filed a lawsuit alleging he had reneged on a promise to buy her an apartment. Soros has filed a pending motion to dismiss the suit by the former Brazilian soap opera star.

https://www.reuters.com/a...3720120812


Well as least Tamiko is not too young! At 40, at least she has lived a life, which cannot be said about any woman[-child] under age 25. Just saying.

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TonyVanDam said:

OldFriends4Sale said:



Billionaire George Soros getting married for the third time

By Mathew Goldstein

3 Min Read

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend, Tamiko Bolton.



Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros' summer home in Southampton, New York, attended by a small group of friends and relatives, according to a person familiar with the investor.

Soros proposed to Bolton, 40, a few weeks ago during a weekend visit to the Hamptons, a beachside colony on Long Island frequented by New York's wealthy.

For Soros, this will be his third marriage and the second for Bolton, who was married briefly in the 1990s. Soros has five children from his previous marriages.

Last year, Adriana Ferreyr, a former girlfriend of Soros, filed a lawsuit alleging he had reneged on a promise to buy her an apartment. Soros has filed a pending motion to dismiss the suit by the former Brazilian soap opera star.

https://www.reuters.com/a...3720120812


Well as least Tamiko is not too young! At 40, at least she has lived a life, which cannot be said about any woman[-child] under age 25. Just saying.


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Reply #8 posted 10/08/20 8:58am

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Though I have not done my own reseach, I have heard that Soros contributes mightily to NPR and as a result has influenced it's content.

I used to love NPR for it's wide-ranging discussions with artists, musicians, gardeners, writers, chefs,

etc. For example, when I listen to Terry Gross now, I have to go to the archives to find that older content.

Content now has a doctrinaire, prostletizing feel. I rarely listen anymore and it has been a loss.

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Margot said:

Though I have not done my own reseach, I have heard that Soros contributes mightily to NPR and as a result has influenced it's content.

I used to love NPR for it's wide-ranging discussions with artists, musicians, gardeners, writers, chefs,

etc. For example, when I listen to Terry Gross now, I have to go to the archives to find that older content.

Content now has a doctrinaire, prostletizing feel. I rarely listen anymore and it has been a loss.



Yes, I've noticed the same, I couldn't put my had on it right away of what changed

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And Bill Gates is a massive contributer to the Guardian and Vox, all true, and Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News, New York Post, Vice, and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post
Conde Naste conglomerate own New Yorker, Vanity Fair etc.

It is worth knowing these things for sure, anyone who claims to be unbiased is a liar or simply very naive. Better to have the biases out in the open.
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Tedious neoliberal. The right uses anti semitic tropes on him.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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jaawwnn said:

And Bill Gates is a massive contributer to the Guardian and Vox, all true, and Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News, New York Post, Vice, and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post Conde Naste conglomerate own New Yorker, Vanity Fair etc. It is worth knowing these things for sure, anyone who claims to be unbiased is a liar or simply very naive. Better to have the biases out in the open.

Maybe you can help...I am looking for a reliable, centrist, non-partisan publication.

I gave up on the NYT, went to WSJ, but their newsroom is uber liberal, IMO. (Not the editorial section)

Any recommendations? Financial Times?

[Edited 10/12/20 16:46pm]

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Margot said:

jaawwnn said:

And Bill Gates is a massive contributer to the Guardian and Vox, all true, and Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News, New York Post, Vice, and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post Conde Naste conglomerate own New Yorker, Vanity Fair etc. It is worth knowing these things for sure, anyone who claims to be unbiased is a liar or simply very naive. Better to have the biases out in the open.

Maybe you can help...I am looking for a reliable, centrist, non-partisan publication.

I gave up on the NYT, went to WSJ, but their newsroom is uber liberal, IMO. (Not the editorial section)

Any recommendations? Financial Times?

[Edited 10/12/20 16:46pm]

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Margot said:

Maybe you can help...I am looking for a reliable, centrist, non-partisan publication.

I gave up on the NYT, went to WSJ, but their newsroom is uber liberal, IMO. (Not the editorial section)

Any recommendations? Financial Times?

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I bet most Americans have no clue how much they are being manipulated.

In my naivete, I acutally wrote to the NYT and the WSJ newsroom complaining about their overt partisanship. All of their articles are filtered through it.

I now skip everything in the NYT and read their fluff pieces only. Same with WSJ.

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Margot said:

jaawwnn said:

And Bill Gates is a massive contributer to the Guardian and Vox, all true, and Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News, New York Post, Vice, and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post Conde Naste conglomerate own New Yorker, Vanity Fair etc. It is worth knowing these things for sure, anyone who claims to be unbiased is a liar or simply very naive. Better to have the biases out in the open.

Maybe you can help...I am looking for a reliable, centrist, non-partisan publication.

I gave up on the NYT, went to WSJ, but their newsroom is uber liberal, IMO. (Not the editorial section)

Any recommendations? Financial Times?

[Edited 10/12/20 16:46pm]

lol, well bearing in mind that i'm quite far to the left, yeah the Financial Times is what i'd recommend.


The argument for it being that it's in the interests of the Financial Times to show the world as it is, because it's in their readership's interests to make decisions for their companies based on this.

It's not centrist in its outlook as such but it's ideology isn't tied down to culture war issues and it doesn't try and hide biases towards free-market capitalism, this also means that it's not afraid of attacking free-market capitalism when it feels its not working.

Also, it's expensive because it relies more on sales than a lot of newspapers for its income, which means it's less reliant on advertising, which means it's less afraid of annoying advertisers or funders. It's owned by Nikkei who I don't really know much about tbh.

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Margot said:

Maybe you can help...I am looking for a reliable, centrist, non-partisan publication.

I gave up on the NYT, went to WSJ, but their newsroom is uber liberal, IMO. (Not the editorial section)

Any recommendations? Financial Times?

[Edited 10/12/20 16:46pm]

lol, well bearing in mind that i'm quite far to the left, yeah the Financial Times is what i'd recommend.


The argument for it being that it's in the interests of the Financial Times to show the world as it is, because it's in their readership's interests to make decisions for their companies based on this.

It's not centrist in its outlook as such but it's ideology isn't tied down to culture war issues and it doesn't try and hide biases towards free-market capitalism, this also means that it's not afraid of attacking free-market capitalism when it feels its not working.

Also, it's expensive because it relies more on sales than a lot of newspapers for its income, which means it's less reliant on advertising, which means it's less afraid of annoying advertisers or funders. It's owned by Nikkei who I don't really know much about tbh.

[Edited 10/13/20 9:24am]

I appreciate the time you took to give your point of view. Yes, I am trying to avoid the culture war issues as well as advertising pressure.

I know it is expensive, but I miss reading the news.

Thanks again.

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jaawwnn said:

lol, well bearing in mind that i'm quite far to the left, yeah the Financial Times is what i'd recommend.


The argument for it being that it's in the interests of the Financial Times to show the world as it is, because it's in their readership's interests to make decisions for their companies based on this.

It's not centrist in its outlook as such but it's ideology isn't tied down to culture war issues and it doesn't try and hide biases towards free-market capitalism, this also means that it's not afraid of attacking free-market capitalism when it feels its not working.

Also, it's expensive because it relies more on sales than a lot of newspapers for its income, which means it's less reliant on advertising, which means it's less afraid of annoying advertisers or funders. It's owned by Nikkei who I don't really know much about tbh.

[Edited 10/13/20 9:24am]

I appreciate the time you took to give your point of view. Yes, I am trying to avoid the culture war issues as well as advertising pressure.

I know it is expensive, but I miss reading the news.

Thanks again.


I always look to this website to find news sources that are more central in theme: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/
It will also let you know whether the news site has passed fact checks as well as wether they spread conspiracies or have an agenda.

For example:

Breitbart News:

QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Breitbart Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, the publication of conspiracy theories and propaganda as well as numerous false claims.



Fox News:

RIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually and borderline Questionable based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however, straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.


The Washington Post:

LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate The Washington Post Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favors the left and factually High due to the use of proper sources and a reasonable fact check record.



CNN:

LEFT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate CNN left biased based on editorial positions that consistently favors the left, while straight news reporting falls left-center through bias by omission. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to several failed fact checks by TV hosts. However, news reporting on the website tends to be properly sourced with minimal failed fact checks
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Margot said:

Maybe you can help...I am looking for a reliable, centrist, non-partisan publication.

I gave up on the NYT, went to WSJ, but their newsroom is uber liberal, IMO. (Not the editorial section)

Any recommendations? Financial Times?

[Edited 10/12/20 16:46pm]

lol, well bearing in mind that i'm quite far to the left, yeah the Financial Times is what i'd recommend.


The argument for it being that it's in the interests of the Financial Times to show the world as it is, because it's in their readership's interests to make decisions for their companies based on this.

It's not centrist in its outlook as such but it's ideology isn't tied down to culture war issues and it doesn't try and hide biases towards free-market capitalism, this also means that it's not afraid of attacking free-market capitalism when it feels its not working.

Also, it's expensive because it relies more on sales than a lot of newspapers for its income, which means it's less reliant on advertising, which means it's less afraid of annoying advertisers or funders. It's owned by Nikkei who I don't really know much about tbh.

[Edited 10/13/20 9:24am]

I second this. I've never really read the FT before, but they've put out some decent articles of late. John Burn-Murdoch (FT journalist) is worth a follow on Twitter too.

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I dont know about that Mediabias website, i suppose it's good for a very quick check if you've never heard of a website, but I was scrolling through their list of "least biased" and I see The Hill and The Economist there?? Fine publications in their own way for sure, but eg The Economist is famously a free market fundamentalist publication , hardly without bias. (Its infamous around these parts for angrily opposing the British establishment for interfering with the market and feeding starving Irish people during the Great Famine!)
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jaawwnn said:

lol, well bearing in mind that i'm quite far to the left, yeah the Financial Times is what i'd recommend.


The argument for it being that it's in the interests of the Financial Times to show the world as it is, because it's in their readership's interests to make decisions for their companies based on this.

It's not centrist in its outlook as such but it's ideology isn't tied down to culture war issues and it doesn't try and hide biases towards free-market capitalism, this also means that it's not afraid of attacking free-market capitalism when it feels its not working.

Also, it's expensive because it relies more on sales than a lot of newspapers for its income, which means it's less reliant on advertising, which means it's less afraid of annoying advertisers or funders. It's owned by Nikkei who I don't really know much about tbh.

[Edited 10/13/20 9:24am]

I second this. I've never really read the FT before, but they've put out some decent articles of late. John Burn-Murdoch (FT journalist) is worth a follow on Twitter too.

[Edited 10/13/20 12:21pm]

i'll give it a try, thanks.

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As far as news media outlets are concerned, I've been seeing a lot of posts saying FB is blocking or censoring posts/links coming from a Republican or Conservative direction.
And more recently Twitter and FB blocking posts about Hunter Bidens scandal.

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I am a moderate and I always believe it's best to "LISTEN" to various viewpoints. It's troubling that I'm seeing FB take part in this kind of thing. And these 'Fact Checkers'... This stuff is more concerning to me right now. Who is viewing our pages...

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As far as news media outlets are concerned, I've been seeing a lot of posts saying FB is blocking or censoring posts/links coming from a Republican or Conservative direction.
And more recently Twitter and FB blocking posts about Hunter Bidens scandal.

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I am a moderate and I always believe it's best to "LISTEN" to various viewpoints. It's troubling that I'm seeing FB take part in this kind of thing. And these 'Fact Checkers'... This stuff is more concerning to me right now. Who is viewing our pages...

So...if I understand this right, you have a problem with FB (or any social media) trying to stop bots flooding the market, and you also have a problem with them trying to ensure that the information posted as the truth, is really the truth? eek

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You're missing the fact that conservative, liberal, and leftist news websites do not all have equal funding. Here's a report from July about the rise of well-funded partisan news sites, there's no billionaires funding news websites who are not aligning with their interests. It's all very well calling yourself a moderate who wants to read different sides but what if the overwhelming amount of news being provided to you is from a particular side.

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OldFriends4Sale said:

As far as news media outlets are concerned, I've been seeing a lot of posts saying FB is blocking or censoring posts/links coming from a Republican or Conservative direction.
And more recently Twitter and FB blocking posts about Hunter Bidens scandal.

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I am a moderate and I always believe it's best to "LISTEN" to various viewpoints. It's troubling that I'm seeing FB take part in this kind of thing. And these 'Fact Checkers'... This stuff is more concerning to me right now. Who is viewing our pages...

So...if I understand this right, you have a problem with FB (or any social media) trying to stop bots flooding the market, and you also have a problem with them trying to ensure that the information posted as the truth, is really the truth? eek

That's not what I said at all... lurking

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You're missing the fact that conservative, liberal, and leftist news websites do not all have equal funding. Here's a report from July about the rise of well-funded partisan news sites, there's no billionaires funding news websites who are not aligning with their interests. It's all very well calling yourself a moderate who wants to read different sides but what if the overwhelming amount of news being provided to you is from a particular side.

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that is the problem, and that is what I'm addressing

as we have been bringing up here

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jaawwnn said:

You're missing the fact that conservative, liberal, and leftist news websites do not all have equal funding. Here's a report from July about the rise of well-funded partisan news sites, there's no billionaires funding news websites who are not aligning with their interests. It's all very well calling yourself a moderate who wants to read different sides but what if the overwhelming amount of news being provided to you is from a particular side.

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that is the problem, and that is what I'm addressing

as we have been bringing up here

Do you have a favourite publication you would recommend from the right, from the left, and from the centre/ something you think doesn't fall into any of those brackets?

"I think people ought to know that we're anti-fascist, we're anti-violence, we're anti-racist and we're pro-creative. We're against ignorance."
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Reply #28 posted 10/15/20 8:44am

Margot

I used to live in Berkeley, CA. All I can say is the experience was often disturbing.

My daughter was high-achieving and wanted to enroll in the International Baccalaureate program @ the High School.

Instead, she was placed in one of the special (actually remedial) programs with a fancy name as the vice principal told her

she the ability to "advocate" for herself and that she was "privileged" and needed to help others. (she was 14)

In this program, she would not have had access to the classes she needed to go to a decent college.

They were basing their assessment of privilege based on my sister's zip code. (We had used my sister's address as our high school was plagued with gang violence)

We stayed there all day fighting with them and they finally relented.

There was so much strangeness in that town. At one time, one of the Berk. intelligentsia wanted

to limit the profit a person could take from a home-sale. (It was discovered this person was supported by a trust fund)This idea was shelved quickly as there was an outcry from blacks as home ownership was their main source of wealth.

At the high school, labs for physics, chemistry and biology were cancelled as they were considered

programs for the "privileged."

The school forbade the International Bac final test as "it was too stressful" for "kids"

I understand that many of the liberal tenets started with care and goodwill, but something darker is going on now. I have mentioned before I have seen the creep into NPR's content, the NYTimes and now into the WSJ (newsroom).

I could go on, but what I am trying to communicate is that any type of dogma is harmful, including liberal dogma. We, as Americans, tend to be under-educated and complacent and as such are easily swayed.

What is going on with media manipulation is of grave concern to me.

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Reply #29 posted 10/15/20 9:00am

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Forgive my ignorance here, but what does your personal story (which sounds awful, sorry to hear it) have to do with media manipulation?

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