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Archive for June, 2009

Playing the guit-fiddle is really easy

Posted by KingShamus on June 30, 2009

This guy is totally rad at actually playing editing his movies to seem like he’s good at guitar!

Seriously, click that shit yo.  I double-dawg dare you.

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Too Soon?

Posted by KingShamus on June 30, 2009

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Deju Vu at the Cineplex

Posted by KingShamus on June 30, 2009

Ever wonder why you think you’ve seen a movie before, even if it’s a brand-new release?  Wonder no longer, homies.

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Palin’s kids get slimed, example 4,205,184

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2009

Stay super-duper classy, liberals: 

In light of official DNC blogger Linda Kellen Biegel’s tasteless assaulton Sarah Palin’s disabled son, the execrable Wonkette — who earlier implied that Trig Palin wished he’d been aborted — has renewed her campaign of ridicule against this poor kid with Down syndrome whom progressives believe should have been put to death in the womb.

Wonkettesneeringly refers to Trig as “the New Jesus,” “the Sacred One,” and “the Holy Infant,” and denounces Saracuda for using him “as a cheap political prop” by holding him in public. The post is illustrated with another nasty photoshop of Trig, with links to plenty more. At least moonbats have found something creative to do with their time.

I ripped off the entire post except the actual photoshops of Trig Palin. Click on the first link if you wanna be really annoyed at Wonkette.

There are times when I think Palin might be letting the left-turds get the best of her.  Then I see something like this and I get why she gets testy about the constant barrage of shit they toss at her kids.

I think it’s pretty rough to use a politician’s family as a club to wield against them.  It’s even worse when the person being exploited is mentally handicapped, and thus utterly defenseless.

But hey, I guess that’s the tune we’re singing nowadays.  So it would be perfectly kosher if I mentioned that Ashley Biden, the vice-president’s daughter, is a coke-head.  It would be totally rad if I brought up the fact that Barack Obama’s dad was an alcoholic that DUI’d himself into a fatal car wreck. 

As a matter of fact, how about instead of just me…how about everybody in the mainstream media and the conservative side of the internet mentioned some permutation of that message about the Obama and Biden families.  Better yet, let’s use these dead or civillian family members and their severe personal failings as a  weapon against St. Barry and Sheriff Joe.  By the rules given to us by the civility-challenged left, this would be absolutely within the bounds of ‘fair play’.

Somehow, I doubt very much if the Democrats and their media enablers would find 24/7 jokes about the First and Second family very cool.

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And as if on cue…

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2009

…here’s an object lesson on why big government is less than useless.

In June 2008, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Jr. agreed to give London-based Diageo Plc. billions of dollars in tax incentives to move its production of Captain Morgan rum from one U.S. island — Puerto Rico — to another, namely St. Croix.

DeJongh says he had no idea his deal would help make the world’s largest liquor distiller the most unlikely beneficiary of the emergency Troubled Asset Relief Program approved by Congress just four months later.

 

Hey booze-dudes, here’s a few billion.  You don’t have to call back.  We’re cool.  Love, the US taxpayer.

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Related thoughts on massive federal powers

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2009

I remember having arguments with liberals about how Bush was expanding government authority over people’s lives.  The leftist argument went something like:  The Patriot Act is trampling on our Constitutional civil liberties, ergo Bush is a fascist tool.

So I ask the progressive types out there, what’s the worse threat to our civil liberties?  The Patriot Act, a set of laws targeting the specific and very deadly threat of international terrorism occurring on US soil…or…socialized medicine, a fake-o-la crisis masking a very real and very determined power-grab by the US government into the lives of private citizens?

The Patriot Act: limited in scope and subject to review and an up-or-down vote to keep it going .  Contrast that with government health care, which will almost certainly be a permanent untouchable facet of American life after it passes.  Again, which one has more potential for abuse by the feds?  Which one has the greater probability of being used as weapon for controlling the lives of people?

I don’t know if I care if the government knows what books I’m checking out of the library.  I mean, the last thing I read was the instructions for installing my new computer monitor.  I’m pretty sure I have a very hard time dealing with the reality that under socialist health care, the federal government will know if I have an enlarged prostate.

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Big Government = Politics run by epic douchedrinkers

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2009

Mark Steyn weighs in on celebrity cults and politics:

The real bubble is a consequence of big government. The more the citizenry expect from the state, the more our political class will depend on ever more swollen Gulf Emir–sized retinues of staffers hovering at the elbow to steer you from one corner of the fishbowl to another 24/7. “Why are politicians so weird?” a reader asked me after the Sanford press conference. But the majority of people willing to live like this will, almost by definition, be deeply weird. So big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits. It’s just a question of how well they disguise it.Writing about Michael Jackson a few years ago, I suggested that today’s A-list celebs were the equivalent of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria or the loopier Ottoman sultans, the ones it wasn’t safe to leave alone with sharp implements. But, as Christopher Hitchens says, politics is showbusiness for ugly people. And a celebrified political culture will inevitably throw up its share of tatty karaoke versions of Britney and Jacko.

I agree.

Now that the bed-wetters are in charge, they’re proposing massive government agencies that will have vast powers of surveillance into the citzens’ personal lives.  Cap and trade will involve government meddling in every fossil fuel burning thing in America, ie your lawn-mower, your car, your house and the power plant that fuels your house so you can keep looking up photoshopped noodz of Scarlett Johansen.  The energy and automotive industries will be under nearly Soviet levels of scrutiny and nit-picking.

Speaking of the 800 pound Politburo in the room, almost any version of the Kennedy-Obama socialized medicine scheme is going to create a system where some federal bureaucrat is going to have intimate knowledge of your latest colonoscopy-when you can actually get one.  And these are just two of the programs the leftists want to impose on America.

Steyn is right; a government grown large is a government run by weirdos and assholes.  If the Democrats pile on more intrusive programs, it will all but guarantee we’ll have the political equivalent of Megan Fox, Alec Baldwin and Perez Hilton nosing around our very private parts. 

No thanks.

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Monica Conyers Pleads Guilty

Posted by KingShamus on June 28, 2009

I’m sure her husband John Conyers-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee-knew nothing about the bribes:

The federal trap finally snapped Friday on Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, ending a year of speculation about her role in the Synagro sludge contract scandal.

The normally boisterous Conyers, 44, appeared in U.S. District Court to quietly plead guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge during a brief hearing.  Conyers, the wife of powerful U.S. Rep. John Conyers, left the courtroom on personal bond without commenting.  In a few short weeks, Conyers, who was the council’s president pro tem, went from one of Detroit’s most politically powerful and mercurial women to an admitted felon in a pay-to-play scheme for a $1.2-billion-plus sludge treatment contract

She was president of the council during Ken Cockrel Jr.’s mayoral regime from September through May. Now, she faces up to five years in prison for taking cash-stuffed envelopes at a city recreation center and in a McDonald’s parking lot.

This is a real shame, as Monica Conyers is universally known as a model of civility and humility.  Trust me, you wanna click that link.

At the same time-on the same day, no less-doting husband John Conyers dropped the probe on Obama’s buddies in ACORN:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying ‘powers that be’ put the kibosh on the idea.

Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, earlier bucked his party leaders by calling for hearings on accusations the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket.

“The powers that be decided against it,” Mr. Conyers told The Washington Times as he left the House chambers Wednesday.

The chairman declined to elaborate, shrugging off questions about who told him how to run his committee and give the Democrat-allied group a pass.

Monica could get five years in the graybar hotel for her guilty plea.  I’m thinking John’s convenient dropping of the ACORN probe means Monica gets out of jail within six months.  Monica Conyers gets a slap on the wrist,  ACORN doesn’t become a political tumor for certain very influential ‘powers that be’.  Everybody wins, right?

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Cap and Trade fall out

Posted by KingShamus on June 26, 2009

As mentioned before, the cap and trade bill passed.

Here are the offending GOPer’s phone numbers.  How about you give them a piece of your minds.

Bono Mack – (202) 225-5330        Castle  – (202) 225-4165        Kirk – (202) 225-4835       Lance – (202) 225-5361

LoBiondo  – (202) 225-6572         McHugh-(202) 225-4611        Reichert-(202) 225-7761          Smith-(202) 225-3765

Whatever you do, be polite.  But let them know you’re not thrilled at all.  I made a few calls and every staffer I talked to was pleasant.  Return the courtesy and speak your mind like concerned citizen, not a downtrodden subject.

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Death of Michael Jackson-initial reactions

Posted by KingShamus on June 26, 2009

I think Jim Treacher said it best:

It’s a good thing those cherubs have wings.

They’re gonna need ‘em.

I’m actually more torn about this than I probably should be. 

Thriller was the first recording I bought with my own money, on tape no less.  It was a monster album, and it really did change the way music sounded. I still think that and Off The Wall are amazing pieces of composition.  For a brief period in the mid 1980’s, Jackson could do no wrong from a musical point of view.  But…

That doesn’t excuse the shitty behavior.  I know he was found not guilty of molesting those kids, but I don’t buy it.  In his own words, he admitted to sleeping in the same bed with little boys.  On numerous occasions, no less.  What’s more likely:  That he innocently shared his bed with children or that he used his bed as a way to gain sexual access to the kiddies?

Face it.  Dude was a deformed pedophile creep.  I’m sad for his family and friends, but I can’t say I’m shedding a tear for him.

And while we’re at it, a word about how the media has reacted to it.

Except for a very few outlets, the news reports have been chock full of flowery accolades for this dead kid-toucher.  I dunno.  Maybe a word or two about how the guy barely escaped child molestation charges?  Nope.  Let’s just remember the moonwalking and music.  Nothing to see here about the numerous credible charges over sexual activity with little boys, move along people, move along.

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Cap and Trade or Crap and Trouble

Posted by KingShamus on June 26, 2009

Straight from the noxious steaming brain-farts of Al Gore comes H.R. 2454, also known as the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, also known as The Economy Killing Clusterfuck Law.

Kids, they’re voting on this thing today.  It’s gonna be bad.  Like socialized medicine bad.  Like stimulus package bad.

Unless we really want to see enery prices go skyhigh and therefore stifle any chance of an economic recovery before it even begins, this bill has to die.  If you can, give your congresscritter a call.  Be polite, articulate and brief-in other words, not Blog de KingShamus-and we might be able to snatch victory from the jaws of an ass-whooping. 

 UPDATE:  It passed.   219 to 212 with 3 non-voters.    That kinda sucks.

Here are the 8 witless Republicans that voted for this tumor.

Bono Mack
Castle
McHugh
Kirk
Lance
LoBiondo
Reichert
Smith (NJ)

Helluva job, douchey RINO’s.  When everything-and I mean every freakin’ thing-is waaaaay more expensive because of this insidious tax hike, you’ll know who to thank.  Perhaps a good way to start thanking them is by not voting for them in 2010.

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Health Care Reform: Just for the little people

Posted by KingShamus on June 26, 2009

 

The ABC/Obambi infomercial, besides being a ratings disaster, offered up a telling feature of the President’s socialized medicine proposal:

DR. DAVINSKI: If your wife or your daughter became seriously ill, and things were not going well, and the plan physicians told you they were doing everything that could be done, and you sought out opinions from some medical leaders in major centers and they said there’s another option you should pursue, but it was not covered in the plan, would you potentially sacrifice the health of your family for the greater good of insuring millions or would you do everything you possibly could as a father and husband to get the best health care and outcome for your family?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: … does she get hip replacement surgery even though she was fragile enough that they weren’t sure how long she would last whether she could get through the surgery. I think families all across America are going through decisions like that all the time. and you’re absolutely right that if it’s my family member, my wife, if it’s my children, if it’s my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care. but here’s the problem that we have in our current health care system. Is that there is a whole bunch of care that’s being provided that every study, every bit of evidence that we have indicates may not be making us healthier.

So basically, Obama’s not going to abide by his own plan.  He also implies that his health care proposal is not going to be as good as his current health care. 

He’s telling us this up front, before a vote has been cast.  At least he’s being honest about his massive hypocrisy.

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Margaret Sanger: Abortion Zealot and Spectacular Racist

Posted by KingShamus on June 24, 2009

 La Shawn Barber slaughters a feminist sacred cow:

Among other things, she [Sanger] considered non-Aryan people unfit to breed and “a great biological menace to the future of civilization.” If she were alive today, I wonder what she’d think of Barack Obama, American’s first biracial president. Let’s speculate. His mother was white, and he was raised by whites. He attended Harvard and became president of the United States. I think she’d approve. But you never know.

Ms. Barber raises an dicey point.  Lots of lefties sing Sanger’s praises as an early feminist icon.  How do progressives reconcile her blatant hatred for black people with her desire to push for legalized abortion?

I don’t know, but it would be fun if conservatives and African-Americans would call liberals on their hero-worship for a mouthy bigot.

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RE: Mark Sanford, The Rise and Fall of

Posted by KingShamus on June 24, 2009

This makes an awful lot of sense:

Indeed it might, but how much better it would be if the private lives of politicians were seen as being none of our business — and our private lives were seen as being none of theirs.
A good start would be to keep them out of our wallets.

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Vegan-pwnage

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2009

I liked it.

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Andrew Sullivan’s shittiness confirmed once again

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2009

The dull pig fat laden thud you’re hearing is St. Andy getting uber-pwned.

Perhaps the single, common life goal of every intellectual, pseudo-intellectual, and intellectual aspirant, is to be a true Renaissance man — a genius whose force of will and flexible, dominating intellect allows him to master or nearly master not one or two, but a whole host of related and unrelated fields of study and practice.

Sadly, not everyone can be Leonardo da Vinci or Karol Wojtyla. Or Andrew Sullivan.

Sullivan, who has worn dozens of hats in his lifetime, is truly unique. He stands astride the worlds of politics, journalism, theology, foreign policy, and applied obstetrics like the Colossus of Rhodes. A former editor for The New Republic — a publication that benefited from his razor-sharp insights on, among other things, the early masterpieces of Stephen Glass — columnist-about-town for Time, the Atlantic, and various Fleet Street rags; a Ph.D in the works of Michael Oakeshott, recognized by true conservatives everywhere as the only conservative thinker of the last four hundred years; and an itinerant blogger whose once-eponymous site has migrated to Time and now the Atlantic, Sullivan is one of those Washington fixtures that fit unusually well on the late-night talk show circuit, as he himself likes to demonstrate. Like a real-life, hyper-garrulous Forrest Gump, Sullivan has been present for, or at least has shared his thoughts — stray, organized, rational, and delusional — on most of the major events of the last twenty five years, at a rate that has only increased since he began blogging (before it was cool) and taking long vacations after pledge drives (which has been cool forever). More impressive than his output is his utter lack of fear of self-contradiction, flights of laughter-inducing hyperbole, public obsessiveness, repeated self-contradiction, betrayals of utter ignorance, and failed attempts to mimic the Bard by coining bizarre neologisms to match his wandering moods.

It’s sorta long, but worth a read. 

For those of you not up on the various species of political pundit assfaces, Sullivan is the guy who screams his head off about being the only true conservative in a sea of fake right-wingers, yet still manages to vote for, support and vocally defend nearly all of Barack Obama’s goals.

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Perez v. Will.i.am: Video bitch-slappery

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2009

Is it possible for both these dicknosed retards to lose?

If you hadn’t heard, Perez Hilton allegedly got sucker-punched by Will. i. am of the Black-Eyed Peas at some Toronto disco.  I didn’t know Kanaydia invented things like ‘nightlife’ and ‘youth culture’. 

First, here’s Perez Hilton wetting his bed over the incident.  Man, this guy is a real deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep thinker.  Skip to around 2:30 to get catch a noted publicity whore swearing that he’s not making a video as a way to gain media attention.

Here’s Will.I.Am.A.Jag.Off defending himself.  In comparison to Perez, fella seems like he might’ve graduated eighth grade or something.

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Ed McMahon: RIP

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2009

I guess he’ll be heading to that big talk show couch in the sky:

McMahon, who never failed to laugh at his Carson’s quips, kept his supporting role in perspective.

“It’s like a pitcher who has a favorite catcher,” he said. “The pitcher gets a little help from the catcher, but the pitcher’s got to throw the ball. Well, Johnny Carson had to throw the ball, but I could give him a little help.”

Funny stuff.

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The end result(s) of Barack

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2009

The other day I happened to be studying pig entrails, tea leaves, the Mayan calender and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s horoscope section while drinking a fifth of Bowman’s Virginia Vodka when a vision inexplicably came to me.  I saw several possibilities of President Obama’s future.

1:  Corporate socialism barrels through the door

Over the next couple months, the Republicans remain scared of Obama’s personal approval ratings.  They also fail to mount a credible challenge to Obama’s health care take-over.  On the other side of the aisle, the blue-dog democrats get whipped into line by Barack’s popularity along with Pelosi’s arm-twisting.  They sacrifice their more centrist rhetoric and vote with the openly leftist leadership of the Democrat party. 

The lack of a viable opposition and the lock-step nature of the Democrats conspire to pass sweeping government health care.  The people quickly get used to going to the doctor for ‘free’.  Couple that with the takeover of the banks, car companies and any other sector of the American economy that looks wobbly and the feds will have the most intimate connection to the citizenry’s personal affairs ever.

For Obama, that outcome is the ultimate desire.  The government as a benevolent all-knowing nanny nurturing infantilized subjects-this has been the wet dream of the tenured radical left for the last 30 years.  Barack will be viewed as a transformative president greater than either Reagan or FDR and his place in history will be all but secured.   Moreover, he will win reelection and get another four years to cement his legislative victories and create a permanent progressive government.

2:  Boil the frog slowly 

Barack won in 2008 with roughly 52% of the vote.  Many of his supporters were disaffected moderates and non-political types wooed by Obama’s basically centrist campaign and tone.

The dissonance between Obama’s moderate 2008 and his vastly more progressive 2009 begin to scare a large chunk of Barack’s 52%.  By August, supporters start to turn against the Obamessiah.  The poll numbers fall dramaticallyly as people start to realize how much authority Obama is hording, how much of the economy he’s taking over and the bazillion dollar price tag affixed to every single piece of legislation the President proposes.

The congressional Democrats note Obama’s dropping popularity and begin to scale back on the enormous spending bills.  Barack fails to get his massive health care takeover passed this summer and maybe only gets a few piece-meal chunks that nibble at the edges of socialized medicine. 

As this is happening, the GOP smell blood in the water and subsequently grow a spine.  A national spokesperson emerges.  The revitalized Republicans present an alternative legislative agenda and further eat into the President’s voters.   By 2010, they win significantly in the House and make large gains in the Senate.  They don’t take over either part of Congress, but they end the veto-proof majority in the Senate and make passing anything in the House extremely difficult.

After the 2010 elections, Obama is forced to make significant compromises on his agenda.  The GOP, looking to burnish it’s image as a governing party, allow kibbles and bits of Obama’s ideas to get through, while putting break on some of the more Barack’s more radical court appointments. 

Obama is forced to go much slower than he wanted to in the begining of his presidency.  He cannot enact his entire socialist agenda all at once.  Instead, he has to work with the GOP and hope that he can lay the groundwork for future progressives in the future.   He is forced to bide his time and hope he can rally his supporters to get him back into office in 2012 with a more secure and more leftist congress to work with.

3:  Mayor Dinkins Redux   

Unemployment tops 10% and shows little signs of improvement.  Real and rapid inflation becomes a part of American life for the first time in nearly 40 years.  Energy costs go up quickly.  Businesses cannot predict if they will be bailed out, taken over by the feds or be taxed to death.  So they sit on their hands and attempt to wait out the storm.  The American economy shits the bed.    

Foreign affairs force their way into the US consciousness, as Obama’s fecklessness in Iran and dithering vis-a-vis North Korea bear poison fruit.  The constant apologies to thugs, kleptocrats and tin-horn freedom-haters result in more anti-Americanism rather than less.  Emboldened by the appearance of American weakness, a new axis of douchebags (China, Russia and perhaps North Korea) flexes it’s muscles, attempting to dislodge a tottering US superpower from center stage. 

As the American people digest these two developments, they react with anger at the Obama administration.  Barack cannot get stuff like health care reform passed in any meaningful way.  His popularity tanks by fall 2009.  The congressional Democrats try to distance themselves  from the President.  The Democrat party crafts far more centrist legislation without Barack’s fingerprints on it.

As Obama spins his wheels, his most vocal and loyal bloc-the American mainstream media-attempt to bolster their candidate.  The White House and the journalist caste create the myth that Obama is the victim of lingering racism.  Nearly any lack of support for Barack’s policies will be explained with charges of bigotry.   

Ironically, the post-racial candidate of 2008 will morph into the most explicitly racialist American politician in a generation.  President Obama loses the House and Senate in 2010, not due to the Republicans getting any better, but because Barack has become radioactive. 

He limps through 2011 and 2012 as a dead duck.  As he goes down, he sows the seeds of racial discord, grasping at anything to get him re-elected.  He loses in 2012 to a fiscally and socially conservative Republican governor.

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Iran updates

Posted by KingShamus on June 22, 2009

Is everyone as sick and tired of the assfaced Iranian psychoregime as I am? Jeebus, these guys huff so much donkey dong they think it’s fucking caviar. 

Sorry, but after the second or third time watching Neda Agha Soltan die(warning-graphic real-life type death) due to the actions of the Iranian theocrats fudging their huggies, I’ve had enough.  The ruling shitheads are scared witless over the Iranian people openly defying the government. 

When Sherman scorched and pillaged his way through Georgia, the General said: “Pierce the shell of the Confederacy and it’s hollow, all hollow inside.”  The last two weeks have granted everyone in and out of Iran the same type of view.  Far from having a sizable base of support among the citizenry, the Iranian mullahs have been shown to have nothing but fear on their side. The rulers are utterly despised by the Persians.

Meanwhile, our preternaturally gifted intellectually awesome president  Barack Obama sits on his thumbs for a week before tepidly-so tepid it barely gets a degree over room temperature-supports the protesters.  A real profile in courage there, Barry.

Why did it take a week for the US to sorta-kinda-in a way stand up to the mullahs?  How come everyone except the American state department and the gob-smackingly rockin’ president see how the Iranian goverment is not some majoritarian mouthpiece for the Muslim sphere?

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