Distractions


There seem to be incessant complaints about (typically young) fellas who play video games.  They are wasting their lives, their time, etc. is the normal refrain.  They need to man up is the typical solution.  Video games, of course, are so very appealing to men.  They get to engage in simulated version of what men were made to do — win/conquer with a combination of physical skills and guile (i.e. hunting).  This all becomes even better when they can do it as a team with their buddies.

Let us consider this a bit more.  What is the worst impact on society of these fellas engaging in this?  Well, it mostly seems to be wasted time.  This time could have been used to do more productive things, like working, improving your skills with respect to your job, etc.

Switching gears, let us consider Facebook and other social media.  As a disclaimer, these sites can have positive impacts, such as allowing one to keep up with far away relatives, checking out events in a community, etc.  Now that the disclaimer is done, it is time to consider social media’s impact on girls and women.  I have seen (and heard numerous reports of) women who waste hour after hour engaged in social media.  Women are social creatures, and this kind of stuff is what they were seemingly built to do.  However, in the nasty world of the not so distant past, goofing off like this would have not been either feasible or tolerated; as they were too busy trying to survive.

So we have the guys doing what they were built to do — play games.  We have gals doing what they were built to do — social stuff.  Is it a wash?  Are they more or less equivalent in terms of impact on society?  The answer is no.  As suggested earlier, playing games is just a time-waster; doing social stuff is a time-waster plus it leads to many negative side effects,

I.   Gossip on steroids with all of the evils that result

II.  Posturing for the sake of gathering affirmations (e.g. trolling for likes)

III. The normal indirect underhanded back-biting that women do naturally is now pumped up with  steroids.

IV.  Envy is encouraged.

V.  Puffing yourself up, leading to believing that you deserve more.

Please feel free to add your own ideas.

Now who’s pastime deserves more social reproach?

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131 comments on “Distractions
  1. Farm Boy says:

    The seven deadly sins are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth.

    Goofing around on Facebook has them mostly covered

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Unfartunately high school kids seem especially good at wrath

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  3. Sorry, I was busy bust high score.

    ….no, cover the left flank, the left.

    Video games are not time w….

    Sticky gernade!!!

    ….asters, they improve reaction times and critical th….

    Oh just wait…afk!!

    Thinking.

    And its more fun than wasting time working to support an ungrateful bitch…

    Ok…Im back…respawning in 3, 2, ..

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  4. Ame says:

    i’m impressed with those who can play those things – they give me motion sickness!

    Horseman – that’s funnee!!! 🙂

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    While it is not allowed to criticize women and man bashing is a national sport, the writers are going to continue to go after guys that play games. The loudest voice about smartphones and social media belongs to Roosh and it is odd that he hasn’t said anything about it for a while. The last suggestion that I saw was that smartphone market penetration is a clue to the quality of the local women. Social media accessed through handheld devices may be the end of women.

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  6. SFC Ton says:

    What should these young men be doing instead of playing vidoe games?

    Joining the army to die in forgein wars whicu do not secure the national interests or promot stabilty and prosperity here at home?

    Going to college and racking up massive debts that only benefit bankers?

    Work grueling, dead end jobs that wreck their bodies until they get replaced by a robot or some third world immigrant who works even cheaper then a robot?

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    may be the end of women.

    Perhaps you mean the end of women who guys might even consider to be wife material

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horrible candidates for marriage they would be.
    In all of this, I have to wonder, what are women thinking? They could not choose a more destructive path.

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  9. SFC Ton says:

    The boys playing video games are pursuing their best options. Can’t blame them for that as it’s better then the shit I listed

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  10. A Dad says:

    I think that everything is okay in moderation. When i was younger, I played a fair bit of videogames. I also was getting laid.

    Now, I work and parent full time. Kid likes games, as expected. I find that I spend more time working out than gaming myself, I’ll watch him play games and help him with the challenging parts. I want him to recognize his physical potential though. It’s something that i leaned too late in life. I’m in good shape, and tend to surprise myself as I reach new goals every day, but I recognize that I could have achieved even more if i hadn’t spent as much time gaming. I am good at games though, so I guess that counts for something.

    Ex wife wasted way too much time on social media though. If you can balance responsibility with a bit of wasted time, I see no problem with either.

    I don’t personally have a Facebook account though.

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  11. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    To the people that write these stories,
    Please keep shoveling offal on the boys while you praise women for being pretty.

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  12. Timely

    http://nationalpost.com/health/rise-of-the-bromance-is-bad-for-women-could-become-genuine-lifestyle-relationship-study

    Basically MSM is now scared of hetero guys living together, fulfilling the need for emotional support thru brotherhood “bromances”, sharing their resources amongst themselves and replacing women.

    Notice they are worried not about thge usual basement dwellers but the good standup, taxpaying, consumer guys who are creating an alternative to ” traditional relationships”

    Hey bitches, bicycles don’t need no fishes.

    And BTW National Post…its called MGTOW.

    Ahahahahahahahaha

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  13. Also calling it bromance is pure shaming tactics.

    Its just guys sharing a house. My daughters engineer fiance graduated last year. Still lives in his college house with four other guys, all engineers, all graduated. All got good 40k plkus jobs. None intend to move out.

    Why?

    They are friends, thge house runs well, they have a fucking drumset and guitars in the living room and they cook steak for breakfast. All have girlfriends but only he is serious (actually takes a lot of razing from the others.)

    Gonna happen more and more.

    P.s. they don’t rent, this year they went in together and bought it. Gonna be paid off in under five years and then they split the proceeds.

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    Yes, “bromance” is purely a shaming tactic. As rents skyrocket in Canada, along with house prices, they want those spare bedrooms available to women. Add to that, women are going to hate that these guys are pooling to buy a house. How are women going to benefit from that? They want men in the harness.

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  15. RichardP says:

    “They want men in the harness.”

    Life is difficult. That is a verbal shortcut that points to the more complicated information in the Second Law of Thermodynamics (roughly – without energy supplied from outside the system, the system tends to gravitate to a lower form of orgnization; for example, see the socks and underwear left all over the house).

    Life is difficult. It requires the application of energy. Focused energy. Hence, the harness. Given what we know of the physical and intellectual capabilities (in the main) of the sexes, why would anyone think it better to put the gals in that harness rather than the guys.

    The nuts and bolts of this very real conversation are obscured by all of the labor-saving devices that have been thought up and manufactured. But this is a planet with limited resources. When we run out of stuff with which to create or fuel these labor-saving devices, the Second Law of Thermodynamics will become more visible. The need for the harness will become more visible. Conversations about who should be in the harness will take on a more urgent tone. Tasks that I can do and you can do also will be left to you. Because tasks that I can do that you cannot do will be left to me. The logic behind the division of labor.

    Perhaps, on some subconcious level, women still understand this dynamic. They need the guys in the harness, while they are in the stirrups giving birth. But how to attract the guys to come out of the game room and get in the harness? Wonder what answer the ladies will figure out to that question. (Maybe somethin’ about ‘the way to a man’s heart … ‘ and catching more flies with honey …). Molly seems to have the answer figured out.

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  16. SFC Ton says:

    Most women would rather be raped….. I mean culturally enriched by the feral and imported diveristy 23 hours a day then back off the beta male hate in any meaningful way

    Changing things, and saving some version of Western civilization, requires men to turn on women, society and culture and force women back into more tradtional division of labor roles. Not going to happen for a host of reasons not the least of which is why bother saving something/ someone who hates you?

    Creating something of value takes more time then destroying something. Only men can turn things around and that will require violence and the will to physically impose good behavioir on women and society. Most men dont care enough to do such things, dont see a decent roi on such things and Beta men ain’t got that in them, which is why they are beta,

    All that to say, find your micro solution becuase macro solutions don’t exist and women/ society can’t be trusted

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  17. Spawny Get says:

    Somewhat of a swearfest

    YAY

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  18. They need the guys in the harness, while they are in the stirrups giving birth. But how to attract the guys to come out of the game room and get in the harness?

    You answered your own question here, if everyone was acting in good faith. I will provide for MY children, but won’t pull the plough for anybody else’s though.

    Creating something of value takes more time then destroying something. This is something that most women really don’t seem to get. The amount of time and effort to actually make things. I guess the tiny few who actually still knit or cook from scratch get it, but most women (and too many men as well) have no idea what goes in to making anything of worth these days.

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  19. Ton at 9:54

    Long slow clap Brother.

    Eloquently said.

    Protect your own, fuck the rest.

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  20. Yoda says:

    Distractions these are

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    Oct. 12 (UPI) — Police in Washington state are asking residents to refrain from calling 911 just to report problems accessing Facebook.

    Facebook and Instagram experienced widespread outages Wednesday, leading some panicked users in Bothell, Wash., to report their social networking emergencies to 911.

    “We will move mountains to help those in our community,” Bothell Police tweeted. “However we can’t fix Facebook so please don’t call 911 to ‘let us know [it’s] down.'”

    https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/10/12/Police-Dont-call-911-to-report-Facebook-is-down/5381507814083/

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  22. Yoda says:

    Imagine guys calling to gendarmes to report that Xbox Live was down I can not

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  23. Farm Boy says:

    After the homeowner discovered the nude intruder eating canned pineapple, she retreated to her car and called police.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/12/florida-woman-discovers-naked-intruder-eating-pineapple-in-her-home.html

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    The tour operator promised four days of bliss from November 24 to 27, with two prostitutes for every man staying at the private island off the north coast of Colombia.

    http://nypost.com/2017/10/11/tourists-might-get-screwed-on-this-hooker-holiday/

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    A pair of skinny-dippers gave a wedding reception at a scenic Massachusetts restaurant more of a view than expected.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/12/skinny-dippers-disrupt-wedding-reception.html

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    In a series of tweets on Friday, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey laid out vague reasoning for implementing some new rules governing content.

    1/ We see voices being silenced on Twitter every day. We’ve been working to counteract this for the past 2 years.
    — jack (@jack) October 14, 2017

    That’s a bit ironic, given that it’s usually Twitter that’s doing the silencing.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/10/13/twitter-founder-announces-strict-new-thought-police-rules/

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    “After the homeowner discovered the nude intruder eating canned pineapple, she retreated to her car and called police.”

    I think that people are losing their marbles.

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  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is hard to top Farm Boy’s story from Florida, but this comes close.
    https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/09/26/lesbian-bishop-calls-jesus-bigot/
    I do remember a line from a song, “It’s so nice to be insane, no one asks you to explain.”

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    RichardP,
    I think you may have missed the point about women wanting to put men in harness. The harness would be tasks that are on her agenda.

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  30. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Dr. Helen on marriage rates.
    https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/2017/10/14/men-need-40000-order-considered-marriageable/
    She asks the question . “If $40k/yr seems to be the threshold for marriage for men, how would women feel if 6.5/10 in looks were the threshold for women?”

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  31. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Last night, I was listening to a TFM podcast discussing Harvey Weinstein. I think this guy’s mode of operation was a simple and direct proposition of women. They were free to say yes or no. If they said no, there was no further help forthcoming to aid the advancement of their careers. In Hollywood, good looks and talent is not enough. Without a doubt, a lot probably took him up on it. What seemed to make this socially unacceptable is that the man was proposing. What would make socially acceptable would be for the woman to propose and the effort to be successful.
    More double standards.

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  32. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    One of the comments from the Dr. Helen post that I linked.
    “When I was single, I made less than a third of what I do now, and I had more than enough money for everything I needed and wanted, a huge saving account, all while working about 35 hours a week. I also had sex frequently without ever initiating it. Now I’m married with two children, I work at least 50 hours a week, I am under perpetual financial worry and have no savings account. And I am lucky if I get a quickie every quarter.

    I mean that in all seriousness… these are the choices men have: :

    1. Single: Enjoy your life and relationships; gets enthusiastic quality sex at least once a week; time with your closest friends; plenty of free time; work 35 hours a week, under $40,000 a year with expenses closer to $25,000/year.

    2. Married: Constant stress, demands, nagging; a “get it over with” quickie once every few months; your priorities get questioned in the unlikely event you see your friends; virtually no free time; work 50+ hours a week for $100,000 year with expenses closer to $125,000/year.

    In all seriousness ladies, what choice would a rational man make? Since it is very tough for women to empathize with men, let me rephrase: would you rather be single and treated like gold with all your desires catered to, or married and treated as a tool with all your desires met with hostility?”

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  33. Farm Boy says:

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signaled last week that a change in policy regarding standing for the national anthem would be approved by team owners at the annual fall meeting next week.

    But the players and their allies in the media pushed back — hard. Now it appears that Goodell and the players union will codify a policy that will allow kneeling or any other protest during the playing of the anthem. And the league will justify it by using the NFL brand as a “platform to both raise awareness and make progress on issues of social justice and equality in this country.”

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/10/14/nfl-commissioner-caves-players-will-not-require-standing-anthem/

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    It would seem that whatever got to college administrators has affected NFL Commissioners. That is OK. Both attendance at college and professional football games is optional.

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  35. Another comment from fuzzie’s PJ media post:

    So, what you’re telling me is that I should buckle down to work, make $39k in good time, then take the rest of the year off to enjoy myself riding, hunting and fishing and shit.

    This is want I want my boys attitude to be.

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  36. Alan Kardec says:

    Bear: “TFM podcast discussing Harvey Weinstein. I think this guy’s mode of operation was a simple and direct proposition of women. They were free to say yes or no. If they said no, there was no further help forthcoming to aid the advancement of their careers. In Hollywood, good looks and talent is not enough. Without a doubt, a lot probably took him up on it.”

    I wouldn’t cut anyone in the industry, man or woman, any slack. We don’t know all of what the guy did or didn’t do but for arguement’s sake I’d assume the worst of almost any man in his position, it goes with the territory. But I’m betting there is massive hypocrisy on both sides of the sexual divide in this case and any other like it.

    What is actually more interesting is to watch the Hollywood version of SMV at work. He got away with whatever he got away with when he was the industry equivalent of a “10.” But the instant he slipped from that position the wolves attacked. The power of the attacking wolves in his case will give power to attacking wolves in other cases. Expect a minor slaughter, contrition, then a quiet return to the way it’s always been. There are young women (and young men) who, as the “prey” in these cases, are more than occasionally as complicit as the predators.

    I respectfully disagree with “looks and talent is not enough,” at least to a certain extent. While it is truly unwise to activate the nearly unlimited vindictiveness of men in these Studio Head type positions (there are only 20 or so at any one time), most of the well known women who have come forward are both good looking and talented enough to have “made it” without the help of an abusive “godfather.” Help is one thing, many could make do without it. Hindrance is another, however, and having a powerful man (or woman) pissed at you can be deadly. Been there. Not being obedient is one of the reasons I earn my living elsewhere these days.

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  37. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Alan,
    It may be that none of this will ever come to trial in criminal court. It will all be in the court of public opinion. At first, I was prepared to think the worst of him. Now, I am not so sure. You have a point, there is more than enough hypocrisy to go around. The casting couch was there in the 1930s. It will still be there in 2030. The difference will be that women will use to gain advantage, openly.

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  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This is the TFM podcast video.

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    President Trump says

    Every day millions of American citizens raise it, salute it, and honor it on the home front. American workers hang Old Glory above factory floors where they proudly stamp their products “Made in the USA” and more and more products are being so stamped because our economy is starting to boom. We are doing really well. Companies are moving back into the United States and far fewer will be moving out. Believe me. And it’s already happened. American schoolchildren put their hands on their hearts as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Before watching a football game, you want to see those players be proud of their country. Respect our country. Respect our flag. And respect our national anthem and we think they will. We certainly hope they will.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/14/trumps-weekly-address-nfl-players-respect-flag/

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  40. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    In response to your jealous dog meme.

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  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There is a cat one too. Not as good, but it gets better once the guinea pig comes on.

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  42. I read Fuzzie’s “looks and talent are not enough” to mean there are 1000 (10000?) young women in Hollywood all pretty and talented enough to do the job but if you want the part you’re going to have to do the producer/director/whomever a solid under the table.

    How many leading men or ladies do you consider to be great actors anyway? J.K.Simmons is my favorite actor right now, though Charles Dance is a close second. These guys make even small parts come alive and steal every scene they’re in. I can’t believe there aren’t at least 100 women in Hollywood would have done as good as or better job than Gal Gadot in WW.

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  43. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Headhunter,
    I think you read into it what I meant. The competition for these few spots has to be incredible.

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  44. Ame says:

    Ton – interesting article about dirty jobs … have you seen this to be true?

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  45. Alan Kardec says:

    Guys; “J.K.Simmons is my favorite actor right now, though Charles Dance is a close second. These guys make even small parts come alive and steal every scene they’re in. I can’t believe there aren’t at least 100 women in Hollywood would have done as good as or better job than Gal Gadot in WW.”

    The competition in general is incredible but when you get down to the people who can actually do the job, on a moment’s notice and in 2 to 3 takes, there is a really limited number of people who are worth the money and time. Not just what you pay them but what everyone else gets standing around as they wait for the actor to finish and let them move on. Charles Dance is amazing and I actually worked with Simmons years and years ago in NYC; he was really good then too! The reason we have such wonderful actors today (just look back at TV in the ’70s to see how bad it could be) is because of the hundreds of thousands who come to LA to give it a try … the fantastic 1000 who are the top talent arrive among them. But after they sort themselves out over a couple of years, Oh Boy is there a difference between the first and second tier. It’s the difference between “Brilliant! Nailed it. We are moving on.” and “We’ll have to pay the meal penalty before we break for lunch because she hasn’t got it yet.” To watch the pros work is to see almost nothing happening, no muss no fuss, and it’s over in a moment. But when you see the rushes the next day it blows you away.

    The Studio Executive who suggests that a rising star exchange sex for career favors is an issue that is (to unfortunately paraphrase feminists) all about power. I never went a month after a casting session without collecting several phone numbers of actresses I’d auditioned … and they were all from the pool we’d rejected. Think about it in a RP manner: You don’t hire her. That shows that you can resist her charms. It shows she has to work harder to get your attention. You have behaved in a dominant manner. Run into her again and give her a minor compliment and well, you don’t have to work very hard to get a date (that was me) or just wind up in bed without a date (that was others). Just being on the other side of the desk when you’re casting makes you a potential Alpha. You just have to realize that these are people who make a profession out of emotional instability. There are a few good ones but lots who are a mine field. Many are available BECAUSE they are a mine field.

    HIRE the actor or actress and you have married them. Literally. Once you hire them if you want to get rid of them you have to pay their full fee. Once they have been on film a couple of days they have you by the balls because the money you paid for those days is GONE and you are now totally committed to them and whatever behavioral quirks they may have. Not to say it never happens but anyone other than the boss of bosses is taking his life in his hands trading a roll for a role. And if anyone finds out you hired a psycho for sex or that your affair contributed to someone acting like a psycho on the production you will be ‘walking down the boulevard talking to yourself’ … that’s old Hollywood for FIRED.

    Producers are like big Wall Street guys; professional risk takers so, yeah, some of them do it. But at the moderate to lower levels of power there are fewer than you’d imagine until you get to the rock bottom (indies, local commercials, etc), then it becomes more common even though those aren’t really opportunities for any actor who understands the business. The mirror image of all this is that there are women who will sleep with film makers “to get a job” even when they don’t have to. It gives them a (fictional) sense of control.

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    Apple’s Denise Young Smith, the newly minted Vice President of Diversity at the tech giant, has caused outrage in the industry over comments she made in defense of diversity of thought. Silicon Valley has been in an all-out push to bring in more women and minorities, so when Smith said, “I focus on everyone. Diversity is the human experience,” without focusing specifically on race or gender, liberal publications criticized her.

    Smith ultimately apologized for the sentiment.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/14/apple-vp-of-diversity-apologizes-for-suggesting-diversity-of-thought-is-important/

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  47. Alan Kardec says:

    Myself: “The Studio Executive who suggests that a rising star exchange sex for career favors is an issue that is (to unfortunately paraphrase feminists) all about power.’

    By this I mean you are crazy if you think you have to promise a role to get laid. I’m better looking than Mr. W. but I was a minor player in a lesser medium (TV and theater). And it’s really better to not play where you eat!

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  48. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    Apple may be best advised to eliminate the position. SJWs will take issue with anything said, including that grass is green and the sky is blue.

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  49. @Alan Thanks for your insight. What’s your opinion on the nepotism we see with actresses like Kate Hudson or Dakota Johnson. I know its just my opinion, but neither them seem to have any acting talent at all, yet they appear in multiple movies. I guess they are good enough for the material?

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  50. Yoda says:

    Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd.

    We’re told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.

    An attendee at the event — where tables sold from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes — commented on a YouTube video that “George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K.” But “George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed.”

    We’re told that Lopez responded to Maffei, “Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men.”

    Trying to recover and sensing the audience turn, Lopez said, “Listen, it’s about the kids . . . I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America — it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege.”

    https://pagesix.com/2017/10/14/george-lopez-booed-off-stage-after-trump-jokes-flop-at-gala/

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  51. Alan Kardec says:

    I don’t know if anyone is trying to keep Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Bill Hudson, Don Johnson or Melanie Griffith happy … these are no longer big names. So I’d say that their families no longer have anything to do with it. That doesn’t mean they didn’t get a minor break (as in the case of Dakota) because a parent brought them as a child into a film they were working on. Especially when you’re hiring youngsters it can be good to hire kids who understand film making and/or have a parent right there to take care of them.

    Talent is one thing when it comes to getting jobs in features, another is whether the actor was once in something that did well (that means less in TV where the time pressure is insane). Just being associated with a successful film almost gets you treated like a good luck charm. At least for awhile. Both of these young ladies were in successful films and got good reviews … and they may have dedicated fans whether we like them or not. They may actually have high level talent, they may not. Film makers are fairly adept at seeing if an actor is making the best of a bad script and give them credit for qualities few “civilians” would notice. I haven’t seen either in years so I couldn’t comment.

    And as I said above, some of the magic is just getting the job done fast under pressure 50 to 100 times a day for a couple of months. A couple of decades ago I watched in awe as an actress I do not care much for (talent-wise) shot a scene where she stood in a canoe and caught a large bag of clothing that was tossed to her over and over. The 20 inch wide boat never rocked more than 10 degrees. If she’d gone in the water we wouldn’t have had the sunlight left to dry her hair, change her clothes, and try again. Given the time to set it up, that shot had close to $80,000 riding on it. Sometimes it’s the little stuff that matters and though Entertainment News likes to talk about the drama in these people’s lives (and many of them are a titanic pain in the ass when the cameras aren’t rolling) reliability when they are rolling counts for a lot.

    Nepotism exists but not for people who aren’t worth having an IOU from and it only gets you started. It might, in this case, have more to do with solidifying a good agent.

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  52. Ame says:

    And as I said above, some of the magic is just getting the job done fast under pressure 50 to 100 times a day for a couple of months. A couple of decades ago I watched in awe as an actress I do not care much for (talent-wise) shot a scene where she stood in a canoe and caught a large bag of clothing that was tossed to her over and over. The 20 inch wide boat never rocked more than 10 degrees. If she’d gone in the water we wouldn’t have had the sunlight left to dry her hair, change her clothes, and try again. Given the time to set it up, that shot had close to $80,000 riding on it. Sometimes it’s the little stuff that matters and though Entertainment News likes to talk about the drama in these people’s lives (and many of them are a titanic pain in the ass when the cameras aren’t rolling) reliability when they are rolling counts for a lot.

    dependability. reliability. no drama that interferes with getting the job done. focused when they need to be. … good qualities to have for any profession.

    – – –

    But after they sort themselves out over a couple of years, Oh Boy is there a difference between the first and second tier. It’s the difference between “Brilliant! Nailed it. We are moving on.” and “We’ll have to pay the meal penalty before we break for lunch because she hasn’t got it yet.” To watch the pros work is to see almost nothing happening, no muss no fuss, and it’s over in a moment. But when you see the rushes the next day it blows you away.

    sometimes i forget how great good actors are at what they do … till i see bad acting.

    i’m not a fan of Meryl Streep personally, but she is a good actor – and i’m not a fan of Ellen, either, and don’t watch her show. but this was posted on fb once, so i watched it. idk if this really was impromptu or not, but it’s great acting!

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  53. Alan Kardec says:

    As I often say: These people are “for” acting. That’s their function. The are not FOR anything else. If you wanted a close up look at Jupiter and I handed you a hammer you would think I’d lost my mind. Wrong tool.

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  54. Ame says:

    Okay … I have to ask …
    Favorite actor?
    Favorite actress?
    Favorite movie?

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  55. Yoda says:

    Frank Oz great he would be

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just saw a trailer for the upcoming movie, Justice League. It used to be that movies were derived from novels. Now, it is comic books. Is this an intellectual step backwards?

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  57. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    We tend to over look it, because we have all seen it too often, but this is a great movie. The cast is outstanding and there is little to fault.

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  58. Yoda says:

    An English actress has come forward with an allegation that Harvey Weinstein raped her. Meanwhile the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled the producer amid his sexual harassment scandal.

    Lysette Anthony, in an interview with the Times of London, alleges she was raped by the disgraced producer when he turned up at her home in the late 1980’s. She told Mersey Police her claims last week, who turned the case over to Scotland Yard.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4981048/Academy-revokes-disgraced-Harvey-Weinstein-s-membership.html

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Frank Oz is a good choice, but, from you, isn’t it a little partisan?

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  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    That woman waited thirty years to file charges? Small chance that any corroborative evidence survives. The stories are out there without any substance to back them up. This is worse that what Bill Cosby went through. Add to that, the behavior by complainants discredits their story.

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I read the whole of that Daily Mail article on Harvey Weinstein. It just went on and on. While he is undeserving of sympathy as a male feminist, he does deserve a fair hearing. And if this is a conspiracy, it is huge.
    Thinking back on Jian Ghomeshi, he never had sex with any of his accusers and there are thousands of emails demonstrating their collusion to perpetrate a fraud on the court. Women believe they are immune from being prosecuted for this because they aren’t being prosecuted.

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  62. Ame says:

    How many leading men or ladies do you consider to be great actors anyway? J.K.Simmons is my favorite actor right now, though Charles Dance is a close second. These guys make even small parts come alive and steal every scene they’re in. I can’t believe there aren’t at least 100 women in Hollywood would have done as good as or better job than Gal Gadot in WW.

    oops … i missed this! are they your all-time fav actors?

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  63. Yoda says:

    In the end, hating white people is not merely permissible, it is required. Even if you are white. No, especially if you are white. Hating men is also required, especially if you are a man.

    http://thedeclination.com/pop-culture-commercials-and-white-guys/

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  64. Yoda says:

    Hillary Clinton has been running around the country, promoting her book while blaming everyone and everything conceivable for her defeat and acting as if she might decide to run again. What a disaster for the Democrats — like a nightmare that would never go away. Sure defeat once again. What to do? How to shut this woman up and finally make her go away, maybe let the Democrats win again?

    Well, one way might be to clean house. The long and cozy relationship between Weinstein and the Clintons is well known. Nothing could hurt “feminist” Hillary more than to be publicly linked once again with a rapist. Yuck.

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/10/14/weinstein-scandal-happen-now/

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  65. Spawny Get says:

    A chap goes to the train station to buy a return ticket to Tillingham. When he sees the large breasted girl working in the ticket office he accidentally asks for a return ticket to Tittingham. Obvs he is very embarrassed. The girl says “don’t worry sir, you’ve just had a Freudian slip – where you meant to say one thing but you announced an unconscious subdued thought instead”.

    The following day the chap returns to the ticket office and the same girl is working behind the counter. “You’re not looking very happy today sir, what’s wrong?” she asks.
    “Well” he says “I’ve just had another one of those Freudian slip things again. My wife asked me what would I like for breakfast”.
    “What’s so bad about that?” enquiries the girl “what did you say?”
    “You’ve ruined my life you stupid, fat, lazy cow”.

    [Perhaps like this it was — Yoda]

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  66. @ Alan Thanks again for sharing your experiences. I mainly watch older movies (I check TCM’s schedule every morning) and am more familiar with movie stars from 60-70 years ago than most of the ones working today. Frankly, I just don’t understand how movie actresses have gone from being beautiful and glamorous, to the Dakota Johnsons and Shailene Woodleys we have today. I just don’t think Daisy Ridley or Felicity Jones could get a leading part in a Golden Age Hollywood film.

    @fuzzie Comic book/Transformers/FastandFurious/Videogame movies are the result of a combination of market forces (selling to oversea markets) and Hollywood being out of ideas.

    @Ame I tend to enjoy certain actors in certain roles; George C. Scott in Patton, Marlon Brando in The Godfather, Bette Davis in Now, Voyager. JK and Charles just seem to have talent that towers over anyone else on the screen with them.

    @Yoda Just hating white people is getting to be dull. I expect polar bear hunting to make a big comeback soon. P.S. George Lopez has to go back.

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  67. Spawny Get says:

    Yoda, the witch is in the east. i.e. my country. What did I ever do to you?

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  68. Yoda says:

    Trigger these costumes will

    5. Hobo costume
    4. Men’s Arab Sheik Costume:
    3. Native Princess Costume:
    2. Inflatable Fat Ballerina:
    1. The Wall:

    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2017/10/14/five-triggering-halloween-costumes-2017/

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  69. Yoda says:

    Hillary Clinton has an eye on running again she does.
    And she has an eye on not

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  70. Spawny Get says:

    Illary in Swansea. South Central…Wales.

    I bet neither you nor I see that on our MSM

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  71. Spawny Get says:

    #PizzaGate

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  72. Spawny Get says:

    As with that cnut Piers Morgan, you took the talentless fecker off of us, you keep him.

    DO NOT SEND HIM BACK!

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  73. Farm Boy says:

    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, appearing on CNN Sunday, stated that she thinks Trump voters need to be told that they are being “snookered.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/15/hillary-says-we-need-to-explain-to-trump-voters-that-theyre-being-snookered-video/

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  74. Spawny Get says:

    OH NOES!!!

    The Austrians have thrown the Greens (commies) and other lefti-filth out and have moved the ‘far-right’ (i.e. people that just believe in nations with borders) in.

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  75. Spawny Get says:

    Interesting

    Sound wisdom from economist Irwin Stelzer.

    “Forgive an American for sticking his nose into the Brexit controversy. I know that because of various personal and policy failings our president is not popular in your country, and that has made all of us less liked in Britain.

    That’s a bit unfair, but so is life. As one who spent a good part of a few decades living among you, enjoying all that Britain has to offer, and who is indebted to your country for standing alone so many years ago while we dithered, it pains me to watch the beating Britain is taking at the hands of the superior negotiators atop the Brussels bureaucracy.

    European Union negotiators Michel Barnier, Jean-Claude Juncker and company, know four things that Britain’s team doesn’t seem to grasp.

    One is that markets abhor uncertainty. The longer they can make you dwell in the land of “we can’t talk to you yet about future relations”, the longer will the pound fall, financial firms hesitate to expand, house prices tumble and Britain lag behind in the economic-growth tables.

    That’s why Juncker responded to Theresa May’s Florence speech in the same way that he responded to offers of generous treatment for EU citizens resident in the UK: he is not ready to talk trade terms just yet. Some day. Maybe. If May decides to pay the divorce fee. Not until then. Or even then.

    The second thing they seem to know is that it is a great negotiating tactic to make the person on the other side of the table negotiate with herself. The prime minister makes an offer. The boys from Brussels say it’s not good enough, but they make no counter-offer. So the British team goes back to the drawing board to see if it can come up with a more attractive offer. Which it can’t. Of course not.

    Why should the EU team negotiate with Britain when Britain is prepared to negotiate with itself, offering better and better terms in a forlorn effort to induce the other side to make a counter-offer and begin serious negotiations.

    The third thing Britain’s negotiators don’t seem to get is that Brussels bureaucrats are paying no heed to the interests of the nations they are supposed to represent, instead representing the interests of the EU bureaucracy.

    That interest is in preserving jobs for the boys, Brussels über alles. They have no interest in a mutually advantageous trade relationship with Britain if that leaves a Brexited UK in good financial shape.

    Were Britain to prosper outside the EU, who knows what other nations, under the heels of a currency that is far undervalued for Germany and an innovation-stifling bureaucracy, would decide to do?

    The fourth thing Juncker knows, and has learnt to his astonishment, is that British negotiators seem hesitant to use the powerful negotiating tools they do have.

    May has repeatedly assured the EU that no matter how much damage its representatives inflict on the British economy, Britain will continue to put its superior security and military resources at the disposal of Europe. Why? In the end these are related: no nation can maintain significant security assets without a successful economy.

    Vladimir Putin is not going to slice off a piece of Britain: his interest is in Russia’s near-abroad.

    Surely a Britain that has been excluded from the advantages of decent financial arrangements with Europe should not be bound to a strategy that puts the defence of that Europe, most nations of which don’t meet their obligations to Nato as Britain does, high on its list of priorities.

    Also, it is astonishing that Britain does not attempt to explain to the countries the Brussels crowd is pretending to represent that they are not being well served by their so-called representatives.

    If suitable trade arrangements cannot be made, it should be clear that French wine and Portuguese port; German cars; Polish workers; the young people for whom Europe cannot find jobs; all those and many more would find Britain a less welcoming market.

    Just as the Europeans are playing on the fears of the remainers, to put pressure on Britain’s negotiators to cede more and more ground, so should Britain put pressure on Juncker, Barnier and others by explaining to EU member countries just what they have to lose from a hard Brexit.

    If you’re not prepared to walk away from a negotiating table, don’t take a seat at it. The other side can smell weakness and desperation. And the Eurocrats are acting as if they have got more than a whiff of it.”

    Personally I’d have walked away from the table months ago. Just leaving my mobile number for when the individual nations get the EU to fucking behave and start negotiating.

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  76. Spawny Get says:

    The ex-commies are particularly woke lately.

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  77. Yoda says:

    The third thing Britain’s negotiators don’t seem to get is that Brussels bureaucrats are paying no heed to the interests of the nations they are supposed to represent, instead representing the interests of the EU bureaucracy.

    Thread winner this is

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  78. Yoda says:

    A former Miramax employee alleged in an interview published by the Daily Mail Saturday that disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein raped her in the basement of the company’s office in London in the 1990s.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/15/former-miramax-employee-alleges-harvey-weinstein-raped-companys-basement/

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  79. instead representing the interests of the EU bureaucracy.

    Yes. Too many people are ignorant of this. Government seeks to serve its own interests first; the governed are merely the sheep to be sheared. (No offense to actual sheepherders. Please keep the wool coming.)

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  80. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    How awful would it be for Britain to lose Continental Europe as a market while their product is boycotted? From what I have heard, there is a huge trade imbalance favoring the continent. They would be howling.

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  81. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Mozilla is in trouble, again. Runs two minutes.

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  82. Yoda says:

    Wonder how many believe this I do

    Clinton said, “Sexism and misogyny are endemic in our society.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/10/15/hillary-clinton-sexism-misogyny-endemic-society/

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  83. Yoda says:

    Colin Kaepernick believes NFL owners are conspiring against him to prevent the quarterback-turned-social justice warrior from playing in the league. Kaepernick has reportedly filed a grievance against the owners and hired a high-powered lawyer to handle the matter.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/colin-kaepernick-launches-legal-action-nfl-owners-collusion/

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  84. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I can imagine Jessica Valenti reading that, her eyes glowing red and steam shooting out her ears.

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  85. Spawny Get says:

    It’s that time again

    Bank robber:. . . Hand over the money or you’re geography.

    Bank teller:. . . Don’t you mean history?

    Bank robber:. . . Don’t change the subject.

    Crap joke time. Yay.

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  86. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think they may have trouble with the letter D.

    This reminds me. It has been a while since Molly checked in.

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  87. Yoda says:

    A naked woman wielding a pool cue chased a female customer around a pool hall at a bar in Washington state, according to a video taken earlier this month.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/14/watch-naked-woman-wielding-pool-cue-chases-female-customer-around-pool-hall/

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  88. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly bait.

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  89. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    What is this? Naked women engaging in felonies? First, one from Florida and, now one from Washington.

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  90. SFC Ton says:

    It should be a felony if hot chicks arent naked in public

    And another felony if ugly chicks are out in public

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  91. Ame says:

    great actors are like great books – you forget the actor and loose yourself in the story. i’ve always liked Val Kilmer. there are some actors i think are getting better as they age – i think Kevin Costner is one of those actors. when he was younger i’d look at his characters and see Costner, as he’s aged i see his character.

    Father Goose, though, is one of my all-time fav movies 🙂

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  92. RichardP says:

    @fuzzie “I think you may have missed the point about women wanting to put men in harness. The harness would be tasks that are on her agenda.”

    I don’t think I missed the point. I think I referenced an idea that is too detailed to engage fully on a blog.

    Basically this: from an evolutionary standpoint, the only things that ever remain are the things that have an evolutionary usefulness (I accept that his point may be argued). Therefore, whatever we see around us is here because it serves a purpose.

    So, what evolutionary purpose does women’s constant effort to put men into the harness serve? I pointed out a possible answer derived from the Second Law of Thermodynamics (“life is difficult”).

    She: here are all the things I want you to do (“the harness”)

    He: (proper response, which I included in my post) Tasks that I can do and you can do also will be left to you. Because tasks that I can do that you cannot do will be left to me. The logic behind the division of labor.” The maintenance of frame on the part of him.

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  93. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    RichardP,
    The “harness” is there for only one purpose. It is there to benefit women. Without it, they see men as unnecessary, their existence a waste of resources.

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  94. RichardP says:

    Until all the labor-saving devices made possible by fossil fuels go away because no more fossil fuel. At which point, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics becomes much more visible. Life becomes much harder. And women discover the use they have for men is the same as the use women had for men for thousands of years before the discovery of oil. Most women wouldn’t eat without men in those times.

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