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Call to Action Against Neo-Nazis in Toledo!
by ARA Toronto Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 at 2:23 AM
info@aratoronto.org (416) 929-2296

On Saturday October 15th, the National Socialist Movement - better known as America's Nazi Party - has announced that they will be marching through North Toledo. Like hell we'll let them...


Opposition to Neo-Nazi March in Toledo

On Saturday October 15th, the National Socialist Movement - better known as America's Nazi Party - has announced that they will be marching through North Toledo to "protest black crime." The march route they have chosen takes them directly through a predominantly African-American and Polish community, where residents are preparing to oppose these fascists.

Anti-fascists from the Midwest are planning to join local residents in protesting against this neo-Nazi invasion of a Toldeo neighborhood. A counter-demonstration has been called for 8:30AM at Manhattan Plaza (near Manhattan and Stickney Avenues in the North End). Local anti-fas have received word that they will be joined by members of Anti-Racist Action and other organizations from all over the country.

Organizers of "Erase the Hate", a collaborative effort of 20 area educational, religious, and community organizations, are hoping for public support for their event--a counter-rally some distance for the neo-nazi march. It will be held at noon on Oct. 15 at the Zablocki Senior Center on Lagrange Street.

While it may appear that the NSM is just a fringe group, and that it is not worthwhile to oppose such a group, it is important to note that there is currently a power vacuum in the white power movement. With Matt Hale, the leader of the World Church of the Creator in jail, and the death of William Pierce, the founder and head of the National Alliance, other fascists are feeling lost without any strong leadership. Other white power organizations like the NSM realize that this power vacuum exists and are attempting to fill it. It is for this reason that the NSM will attract fascists of all stripes – in numbers – to their demonstration in Toledo. Neo-Nazis are currently seeking organization, structure, and public organizing – all of which they will be looking to the NSM for on October 15th.

For this reason alone, it is important that anti-fascists show opposition in Toledo. This is not a time that we can we can sit back and ignore the organizing fascists are currently engaging in. We CANNOT give the neo-Nazis any room to organize and recruit. We must not allow the existing power vacuum to be filled. We must be there on October 15th in Toledo to take away any illusion of organization and power the NSM is trying to present. We must stand up and join together, sending a clear message that such activity is not welcome in our communities.

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CONTRA EL FASCISMO – CONTRA EL RACISMO

Hermanos y hermanas – la gente latina de Toledo – ˇdebemos unir!

ˇEN SOLIDARIDAD CON LA COMUNIDAD AFRO-AMERICANO!

ˇEN DEFENSA DE TODOS LOS IMIGRANTES Y REFUGIADOS DE TOLEDO!

Este sabado, el 15 de octubre, el National Socialist Movement (NSM) – una organizacion racista y fascista que la gran mayoria de la pobulacion conocen como America's Nazi Party – va a tener una manifestacion y marcha entre el norte de Toledo en una accion "contra los criminales negros". Su marcha va a pasar entre las comunidades de los Afro-Americanos y la gente de Polonia. La gente de estos barrios estan preparando a luchar contra estos fascistas.

Antifascistas del midwest Estados Unidos, y de Canada, tienen planes a participar con los residentes de estos barrios, a protestar esa invasion de neo-Nazis en la ciudad de Toledo. Nuestra resistencia va a comenzar lo mismo sabado (el 15 de octubre) a las 8:30AM en Manhattan Plaza (cerca por las avenidas de Manhattan y Stickney en el norte). Miembros de Anti-Racist Action (ARA) – un grupo internacional de la juventud antifascista – van a participar con nosotros tambien, y estan en la ciudad a ayudarnos con esa batalla contra los diablos del NSM. En general, tenemos la solidaridad en esa lucha de mucha gente aqui en Toledo, y tambien de todos los partes del pais, y de Canada tambien.

Los fascistas quieren a ataqar nuestros barrios, a ataqar nuestra gente, y a ataqar la paz, la dignidad, y el respeto que tenemos para uno otro aqui en Toledo. Eso no permitiremos. Ya muchas veces ataqaban el NSM la comunidad latina en otras ciudades (como Minneapolis y Indianapolis). Necesitamos a ser en solidaridad con los Afro-Americanos de Toledo contra estos fascistas. ˇVenido ensamblenos a defender nuestra comunidad, y a luchar contra el racismo en Toledo, y para un futuro mejor para todos!

HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE EN LA LUCHA ANTIFASCISTA...ˇVENCEREMOS!

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nice
by jason Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 at 11:29 AM

awesome, ill be there.

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smash nazis
by Daryle Lamont Jenkins Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 at 7:46 PM
antifa@onepeoplesproject.com


SMASH THESE FUCKING CLOWNS !!

SHOOT THEM BASH THEM RAPE THEIR DAUGHTERS !!

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Nice rioting today in Toledo.
by Amused Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 5:23 PM

That's one way to make a point.

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AntiNazi Rally Report
by David Grace Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 6:22 PM
415 864 1006 San Francisco, CA

We have a radio station in San Francisco and will be glad to take calls about the rally today.

I am not in the studio at the moment but should be there in an hour or so. If you hit the machine, leave a message or number to call back. We only have one line and can only take one call at a time.

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BASH THE FASH
by greg pason Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 7:49 PM
ARA


WE BASHED THE FASHO-SCUM-WHITE TURDS !!

VICTORY

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Take it down!
by riotsister Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 7:57 PM
indigopunk@riseup.net - -

CONGRATULATIONS KIDS

They have nowhere to run now, very little to hide under and they know we mean business....KEEP IT UP!




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Fake DLJ post
by Matt Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Though I'm not affiliated with the One People's Project, I strongly suspect that Daryle Lamont Jenkins did not post the above comments. It's one thing to be an antifascist, and another thing to call for murder and rape. There's been something of a history of people posting fake messages in his name, and I'm guessing that this is more of the same.

I've notified OPP of the post.

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There has to be consequences
by consequence Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 8:21 PM

Way to confront the racist and give the city a well deserved black eye for permitting this racist march. There has to be consequences for this sort of behavior and I doubt the racists will ever return to Toledo Ohio.

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F U C K NAZI SYMPATHY
by Bob from D.C. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 8:30 PM

Well I think you all need to go back out and drive these nazis out just have massive rallies and direct actions against them! We need to end racism from all sides especially the right but also from the left!

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F U C K NAZI SYMPATHY
by Bob from D.C. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 8:30 PM

Well I think you all need to go back out and drive these nazis out just have massive rallies and direct actions against them! We need to end racism from all sides especially the right but also from the left!

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Bravo
by Boston Resident Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 11:08 PM

Good job, people of Toledo! You showed them.

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ACLU supports fashists
by maze Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 12:45 AM

free speech applies to all.

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free speech is not absolute
by conser Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 12:58 AM

Not all speech is protected. Threaten the president with words and see what happens. Or remember the guy who yelled "fuck you cheney?" he got arrested for saying that. The right wing shouts people down all the time..remember Ward Churchill? The difference is they have the mediums to do so, radio, tv, newspapers...poor people have to take to the streets and resort to physical means to impose their will.

Besides..isn't what the right wing likes to say "only the strong survive?" Why is it that these white guys like to claim surivival of the fittest and then complain when people of color physically attack them?

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yes
by blackpride Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 2:49 AM



In a few years, America will be a predominantly coloured nation, not a second too soon.

When that happens, the white filth that invaded Toledo will be hunted down like rabbits, drawn and quartered.

BASH WHITE FASCISTS !!

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yes
by blackpride Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 2:49 AM



In a few years, America will be a predominantly coloured nation, not a second too soon.

When that happens, the white filth that invaded Toledo will be hunted down like rabbits, drawn and quartered.

BASH WHITE FASCISTS !!

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congratulation to all of you resisrting
by from montreal Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 6:58 AM

i write to congratulate all of you who resisted and chased those low life out of town and whooped some pig ass doing so

Yeah welcome to club (b a good nazi)
where a good nazi is a dead one

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book burners suck
by hand Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 12:33 PM

Some people see violence as the answer to all thier problems.

So what is the problem? Can't you deal with freedom of speech??? If they broke a law, arrest them. But calling for an assault just because you don't like them makes you the modern day Nazis in your actions. They may or may not be modern day Nazis in thier words. But you have real offenses staining your souls.

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STUPID VS. STUPID
by HELLO AGAIN Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 9:35 PM

An aborted attempt at a march in Toledo, Ohio on October 15th, 2005 by about 15 people identifying themselves as "America’s Nazi Party" ended up with riots and looting and arson by the locals. TOLEDO BLADE STORY
Mayor Jack Ford declared a state of emergency this afternoon following a violent uprising in North Toledo that erupted following an aborted march by a group of Nazis.
He issued a citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m. tonight, tomorrow, and possibly Monday.

Mr. Ford said those protesting were mainly male gang members in their 20s. He said the protests were not triggered by race relations but by gang members with grievances.

"We went to talk to them. Most of them were gang members in full colors," the mayor said. "Their anger was based on some long-standing things but also that we had allowed the [Nazi] walk to occur in the first place."

North Toledo descended into chaos for several hours this afternoon after angry crowds who turned out to protest a planned march by a small group of National Socialist Movement calling themselves "America’s Nazi Party" erupted into violence.

A mob of at least 500 people threw bricks and rocks at police and vehicles, looted a bar at Central and Mulberry and started it on fire, and overturned a car at a North Toledo gas station and burned it.

There were reports of minor injuries to police and numerous arrests.


You've really got to be a major jackass to make self-described Nazis start to look good, but these Toledo residents have managed to do it. Rioting is just far, far worse than a few idiots with swastikas talking some trash. As riots unfolded before the Nazis even started, the city cancelled their march for them, and sent them packing. They apparently left peacefully and without any incident on their part.

Before sending in police in force to make arrests at around 3:30 p.m., Mayor Ford and Toledo Fire Department chief Mike Bell approached the mob and attempted to negotiate a compromise. But as they talked, and as the crowd yelled and screamed at them, looters broke into the bar at Central and Mulberry and began taking merchandise.
Mr. Bell eventually began walking back toward a large group of police shaking his head.

"No more negotiating," he said. "We’re done. They just set a building on fire."


Holy negative stereotypes, Batman!

Not to put too fine a point on this, but the local Negroes here did about a thousand times more to make their point for them than some handful of Nazi idiots could ever possibly have done. If they had simply ignored them, these dozen odd schmucks with police escort would have simply looked like pathetic museum pieces. Or if the locals unstrategically but understandably had lined the streets and cussed the Nazis, the Nazis would have still just looked like fools.

But the first sign of someone merely even planning to say things they didn't like became an excuse to go burning and looting. What? This is just exactly the kind of behavior that Nazis or Klansmen would accuse them of.

It's unfortunate and unfair that the behavior of a few hundred folk will be taken as a reflection on other black folk who had nothing to do with this, but you'd be asking the near impossible to expect everyone to not notice nonsense like this.

We struggle to be colorblind, but pattern recognition is basic to human psychology. Mayor Ford announcing the official line that we're pretending this is not race related does not change the facts. It's not white guys from the suburbs or even my backwards cracker neighbors that go burning and looting at the drop of a hat. That such patterns end up coloring the perceptions of many people who do not actually conform to those negative stereotypes is nearly impossible to avoid. Putting it very gently, foolishness like this doesn't help.

The Nazis didn't NEED to march in Toledo. The locals made their argument for them.



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where nazis are welcom
by bob Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 9:51 PM

Just before noon yesterday, those gathered for the neo-Nazi rally left the park in several cars and were escorted by police to the Lucky Duck tattoo shop on the corner of Sylvania Avenue and Revere Road, about three miles from Wilson Park. Inside, they changed out of their uniforms of tan shirts and swastika armbands and waited for more than an hour to hear from other members of their group. Angry neighborhood residents yelled at them to go home.

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Bush Was Seen in Protest
by Eye-Spy Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at 10:58 PM

Bush Was Seen in Pro...
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Bush was seen in the crowds of Neo-Nazi's

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well done protestors
by @-commie Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at 2:43 PM

Oh who cares about the nazis. The nazis are irrelevant. It was about them for like 5 minutes, then it became about something else. This was an uprising against the state and capitalism, not some obscure nazigroup without ANY influence.

I for one applaud the protestors in Toledo for being creative and constructive enough to turn this boring, non-threatening event, into a fullscale uprising that forced the mayor to enforce curfew and martial law.

Bravo! Solidarity!

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wtf...
by C Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at 5:39 PM

One problem with the riots is that it gives the gov't yet one more reason to declare martial law. Stupid nazi's help other stupid nazi's. I am not quite sure why these assholes were escorted around town to a tattoo shop either. They may have the right to march in the city with a permit, but if the march was called off, I would say they are fair game. We need to think, though, before we give the govt more reasons to declare martial law and further push the police state within the US.

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You showed 'em!
by Sakatamata Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at 6:10 PM

You sure showed them! Nothing like the sight of hundreds of violent, rock-throwing, looting, fire-starting black thugs to make America understand the "anger" of the colored folks. Are you fucking insane? American watched a race riot, where they saw rocks thrown thru windows on an emergency ambulance. Brilliant. But the blacks were upset by white racists in their neighborhood! Well, boo fucking hoo. America sees black thugs all over the country, being foul-mouthed, insulting, rude, loud, and generally acting like thugs. This will do just wonders.

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interesting though...
by j.up Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at 8:47 PM
juprising@yahoo.com

i mostly agree with @-commie but it is interesting that the nazi march and the city's allowing of it is what sparked the brief rebellion.

as these comments about blacks being street thugs and the other racist nonsense spewed above, let us recall the incorrect media perceptions of Black people during the Katrina situation. Since i doubt your perceptions are based on any regular time being spent in predominantly Black neighborhoods, your ideas about Black folks is more than likely based more on that same media portrayal.

That basically means you're wrong.

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politics vs. social struggle
by @-commies Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at 11:28 PM

sakatamata obviously dont speak for America. And he have no idea what americans thinks about this riot. Just because the media and the rulingclass/state tells us that we should reject it, doesnt mean that people actually do. Some people do, sure. But i believe that alot of people also get inspired by these actions. Especially if they are in the same situation as the fine people in Toledo. I sure get inspired anyway.

These people are not intressted in voting for the democrats, and they know that the media will never support their struggle. This isnt about presenting a good image to the so called "masses" (whatever that is) for some liberal agenda. This is a unforgiving uprising against this class society. Middleclass liberals will never understand that. But people in the same situation as the rioters sure as hell will. Those are the people the message was directed towards, and they understand, nomatter how it is represented in the media.

They are not intressted in the image they present because, unlike the liberals, they dont wanna have a seat at the table of the rulers. They wanna blow the whole table into pieces!

Liberals and leftists will never be able to understand that because they cannot control it. They cannot recuperate or canalise it into their own agenda, so therefore they denounce it. This means that they denounce the real struggle of the opressed/excluded and should therefore in most cases not be considered allies in our struggle towards a new free society.

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politics vs. social struggle
by @-commies Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at 11:30 PM

sakatamata obviously dont speak for America. And he have no idea what americans thinks about this riot. Just because the media and the rulingclass/state tells us that we should reject it, doesnt mean that people actually do. Some people do, sure. But i believe that alot of people also get inspired by these actions. Especially if they are in the same situation as the fine people in Toledo. I sure get inspired anyway.

These people are not intressted in voting for the democrats, and they know that the media will never support their struggle. This isnt about presenting a good image to the so called "masses" (whatever that is) for some liberal agenda. This is a unforgiving uprising against this class society. Middleclass liberals will never understand that. But people in the same situation as the rioters sure as hell will. Those are the people the message was directed towards, and they understand, nomatter how it is represented in the media.

They are not intressted in the image they present because, unlike the liberals, they dont wanna have a seat at the table of the rulers. They wanna blow the whole table into pieces!

Liberals and leftists will never be able to understand that because they cannot control it. They cannot recuperate or canalise it into their own agenda, so therefore they denounce it. This means that they denounce the real struggle of the opressed/excluded and should therefore in most cases not be considered allies in our struggle towards a new free society.

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unfortunately...
by j.uprise Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at 11:01 PM
juprising@yahoo.com

unfortunately, this is where i think @-commie is somewhat off. i think that sak represents a decently sized portion of white america in the fear and loathing for general Black rejection of the "white way" of dealing with things (even when white people clearly act outside of those norms on a regular basis).

there is a substantial portion of working americans that DO reject the tactics of fighting against police, attempting to physically stop nazis from marching because they don't feel threatened by either group.

we still have to find ways of relating to these people, as well, don't you think? it's easy to blanket lefists and liberals (whatever those terms may mean to you) as ineffective b/c they don't speak some mythical language of oppressed people. the reality is, in my opinion, is that there are a wide variety of views within working folks in america. we have to both be conscious of these views and see what can unite them. that means paying real close attention to what they're saying without imposing our ideologies on them.

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I disagree
by @-commie Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 at 9:45 PM

Awareness comes through struggle. Not through messages. It comes through solidarity, identifying with the people who are involved with the struggle. If you dont, you wont. Not everybody will support the struggle at once. But that doesnt mean that its wrong or that they shouldnt keep attacking capitalism and the state. What we need to do is spread the struggle, not the message. As the struggle intensifies, so will peoples awareness and opinion. We can never get the perfect message. And we sure as hell wont be able to spread it through the media. That is a pipedream. We can never beat the capitalists at their own game. Solidarity comes through struggle.

Propaganda by deed, not by selling a message, a ideology.

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ok but...
by j.uprise Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at 2:56 PM
juprising@yahoo.com

What is the deed? I agree that spreading action is more important than spreading ideology, but I guess I don't see what you're specifically refering to. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and not assume you're saying all we need is for people to "rise up" in "rebellion" like some folks in Toledo did?

Their actions should be supported 100% but much, much more needs to be done beyond physical expressions of frustration with the state and capitalism. People DO need to develop resistance on an intellectual level as well, no?

BTW, are you a cleveland anarchist? Just curious...

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clarity?
by Anon Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at 12:30 PM

I, too, am rather curious... what is the "deed"? what is the "message" that you hope to spread? are you all for anarchy and the downfall of captialism and/or democracy? is it a race issue?

I can't say I support the riots in Toledo. I personally believe action for the sake of action is foolish, and to commit useless acts of violence will do little good ( a curfew was imposed the night of the riots in that neighborhood... not exactly the intended result, I don't imagine).

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clarity?
by Swift Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at 12:32 PM

I, too, am rather curious... what is the "deed"? what is the "message" that you hope to spread? are you all for anarchy and the downfall of captialism and/or democracy? is it a race issue?
I can't say I support the riots in Toledo. I personally believe action for the sake of action is foolish, and to commit useless acts of violence will do little good ( a curfew was imposed the night of the riots in that neighborhood... not exactly the intended result, I don't imagine).

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awareness vs. ideology
by @-commie Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 at 9:06 PM

Oops, i have forgotten about this thread. Hope you will read this.

I dont wanna spread any "message". I dont wanna sell any ideas to anyone.

What makes people become "aware"? I think its more complex than just trying spread a message like some christian missionary. It wont really matter - i believe - how nice, nonthreatening and cuddly we try to shape the message, people still wont join our movement.

Communism is a material movement. Its about changing the material conditions of our lifes and surroundings, not about preaching a message to the stupid "masses". What we need to do then, is to keep attacking the basis of capitalism and generalise those attack. We need to spread conflict. And in doing so, by taking action, we will create the social relation that creates the communist society. We will never get to the point where everybody calls themselves anarchists or communists, we will allways be in a minority. But what matters is not what we call ourselves, but what we actually do.

To use the Toledo riots as an example; they are not anarchists or communists obviously. But their actions was communism because at that moment they came together as a collective, as a community. They went beyond what seperates them into diffrent categories like gangmembers vs lawful citizens, workers vs unemployed, Moms vs. teenagers, old vs. young, and so on. And that is communist relations, in a way. It isnt enough to create a communist /anarchistsociety, but that creates a dynamic that they can, and will, build upon.

I hope that makes my perspective alittle more clear. And no, im not from Cleveland.

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This is some serious drivel
by mike Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 at 5:20 AM

Seriously.

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wow
by formerly and now rebecoming a... Monday, Nov. 06, 2006 at 1:47 PM

i'm surprised at how long it took me to understand this. i think i "get it" and a whole lot more now. --a non-satirical thank you.

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