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Happy Birthday To The King Of The Blues

 

 

Introduction

” Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

  Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked No. 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list), and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”.According to Edward M. Komara, King “introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed.”King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of Blues”, and one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King). King is also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at 250-300 concerts per year until his seventies. In 1956 it was noted that he appeared at 342 shows. King continues to appear at 100 shows a year.

  Over the years, King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists’ vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players. King has mixed blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In King’s words, “When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.”

 

 

 

Early Career

” A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, B.B. King—born Riley B. King—became one of the best-known blues performers, an important consolidator of blues styles, and a primary model for rock guitarists. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed “the Beale Street Blues Boy.” That nickname was soon shortened to “B.B.”

  King made his first recording in 1949, and the next year began a 12-year-long association with Kent/RPM/Modern, for which he recorded a string of rhythm and blues hits, including “You Know I Love You,” “Woke Up This Morning” and “Three O’Clock Blues,” his first national hit. He also toured the nightclub circuit continuously, averaging more than 300 shows annually for over 30 years. His style of music earned him the title “King of the Blues.”

  Coincidentally, the year that King made his first recording was also the same year that he named his beloved guitar. King attended a dance in Twist, Arkansas, that had a barrel lit with kerosene in the middle of the dance floor, used to keep the crowd warm late at night. While there, a fight broke out and the barrel was knocked over, causing a fire to spread throughout the venue. Everyone evacuated, including King, but he rushed back inside to retrieve his prized guitar. Luckily, he managed to escape with his guitar as the building collapsed around him. King later learned that the fight erupted because of a woman who worked at the venue named Lucille. From then on, King named his guitar “Lucille” to remind himself never to do anything so foolish again.”

 

 

 

Beale Street Blues Boy

” After serving briefly in the army, King moved in with his cousin Booker (Bukka) White, also a blues guitarist. King’s attempts to copy Bukka’s playing helped him develop his own style. He sought out Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio show on WDIA in West Memphis, and asked to play a song for him. Williamson was so impressed with King that he offered King his own radio show and a chance to play regularly at Miss Annie’s 16th Street Grill. King was able to advertise his upcoming concerts on the radio, and soon he and his trio had become popular. Known on the radio as the “Beale Street Blues Boy,” which was shortened to “Bee-Bee,” and then to his famous initials, King decided he wanted to make records.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” King was signed to Bullet Records and in 1949 recorded four songs at the radio station, including “Miss Martha King” and “I’ve Got the Blues.” He also continued to perform in the area. Musician and talent scout Ike Turner (1931–) connected King with the Kent/Modern/RPM record label, and King’s King’s 1951 single for his new label, “Three O’Clock Blues,” became a hit. He scored several other hits during these years, and by the mid-1950s he was playing about three hundred shows a year. He would maintain this schedule for over twenty years.”

 

 

 

  

The Fifties & Sixties

” The 1950s saw King establish himself as a perennially formidable hitmaking force in the R&B field. Recording mostly in L.A. (the WDIA air shift became impossible to maintain by 1953 due to King‘s endless touring) for RPM and its successor Kent, King scored 20 chart items during that musically tumultuous decade, including such memorable efforts as “You Know I Love You” (1952); “Woke Up This Morning” and “Please Love Me” (1953); “When My Heart Beats like a Hammer,” “Whole Lotta’ Love,” and “You Upset Me Baby” (1954); “Every Day I Have the Blues” (another Fulson remake), the dreamy blues ballad “Sneakin’ Around,” and “Ten Long Years” (1955); “Bad Luck,” “Sweet Little Angel,” and a Platters-like “On My Word of Honor” (1956); and “Please Accept My Love” (first cut by Jimmy Wilson) in 1958. King‘s guitar attack grew more aggressive and pointed as the decade progressed, influencing a legion of up-and-coming axemen across the nation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In 1960, King‘s impassioned two-sided revival of Joe Turners “Sweet Sixteen” became another mammoth seller, and his “Got a Right to Love My Baby” and “Partin’ Time” weren’t far behind. But Kent couldn’t hang onto a star like King forever (and he may have been tired of watching his new LPs consigned directly into the 99-cent bins on the Biharis‘ cheapo Crown logo). King moved over to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962, following the lead of Lloyd Price, Ray Charles, and before long, Fats Domino.

  In November of 1964, the guitarist cut his seminal Live at the Regal album at the fabled Chicago theater and excitement virtually leaped out of the grooves. That same year, he enjoyed a minor hit with “How Blue Can You Get,” one of his many signature tunes. “Don’t Answer the Door” in 1966 and “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss” two years later were Top Ten R&B entries, and the socially charged and funk-tinged “Why I Sing the Blues” just missed achieving the same status in 1969. “

 

 

 

 

The Later Years

” Although B.B. King was a huge star in the African-American music community by 1965 he was still mostly unknown in the White community. This would change in 1965 when Elektra Records released Paul Butterfield’s first Butterfield Blues Band album, featuring the late Mike Bloomfield on guitar. Bloomfield became a star, almost overnight, and when he was asked where he learned to play the way he did, he replied, “By copying B.B.’s licks.” No one knew who “B.B.” was. And when they asked, “B.B.” who? Bloomfield replied, “The real monster; B.B. King.” After this happened B.B. King’s popularity soared. In short order “The Thrill Is Gone” became a big hit, he stopped having to play the “chitlin circuit” small town black clubs and started playing larger jazz clubs, dining rooms of luxury resort hotels, college concerts and rock palaces such as Filmore East .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In 1969 B.B. made his first appearance on network television on Johnny Carson’s the “Tonight Show.” In 1971 B.B. sang and played on Ed Sullivan’s show. By this time Sidney A. Seidenberg had come on board as B.B.’s new manager, he helped re-negotiate his old recording contracts with ABC/MCA records and got him major new bookings.

  Since the 1970’s B.B. King’s career has moved at a rapid pace up hill. He has recorded over 75 records, has received seven Grammy Awards, including its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, 1984, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1987, become a Member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, 1990, received the Presidential Medal of the Arts, 1990, the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, 1991, the Kennedy Center Honors, 1995, Presidential Medal of Freedom, American Heritage Fellowship Award by the National Endowment of the Arts, Three NAACP Image Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, 1989/89, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and many, many more.

  He has won 22 Downbeat Music Magazine Readers and Critics Poll Awards, 5 Guitar Player Magazine Awards, he has received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Yale University and fathered 15 children. He has toured with U2 as the super rock group’s opening act and had a song, “When Love Comes to Town, written for him by U2’s star, lead singer, Bono. B.B. King still works between 250 and 300 days a year, calling himself a “music workaholic.” He lives ( when he takes time to rest ) in Las Vegas, Nevada. and currently plays a Gibson ES-355, a guitar he has been playing for over 25 years. He has played all over the world including Africa, Europe, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and is properly referred to everywhere as “The Ambassador of the Blues,” a title he so richly deserves.”

 

 

 

” B.B. King has influenced the guitar playing of; Eric Clapton, the late Mike Bloomfield, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix. He is one of this country’s living, national treasures, a humble but proud, spiritual and beautiful human being, and still “King of the Blues.” “

 

 

 

 

Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Singin’ the Blues
1956 Singin’ the Blues album review Pure Pleasure Records
(15)
The Blues
1960 The Blues album review Ace
(42)
Sings Spirituals
1960 Sings Spirituals album review Diablo (UK)
(7)
B.B. King Wails
1960 B.B. King Wails album review
(17)
My Kind of Blues
1961 My Kind of Blues album review EMI-Capitol Special Markets
(7)
More
1961 More album review P-Vine Records
(0)
Easy Listening Blues
1962 Easy Listening Blues album review Pony Canyon Records
(5)
Twist with B.B. King 1962 Twist with B.B. King
(0)
Blues in My Heart
1962 Blues in My Heart album review Ace
(2)
Blues for Me 1962 Blues for Me
(2)
A Heart Full of Blues
1962 A Heart Full of Blues P-Vine Records
(2)
Swing Low 1963 Swing Low United Recordings
(0)
Mr. Blues [ABC]
1963 Mr. Blues [ABC] album review ABC Music
(5)
Rock Me Baby [Kent] 1964 Rock Me Baby [Kent]
(1)
Let Me Love You 1965 Let Me Love You album review P-Vine Records
(0)
Boss of the Blues
1965 Boss of the Blues P-Vine Records
(2)
Live at the Regal
1965 Live at the Regal album review MCA
(236)
Live! B. B. King on Stage 1965 Live! B. B. King on Stage
(0)
Confessin' the Blues 1965 Confessin’ the Blues album review ABC Music
(5)
Turn on to B.B. King 1966 Turn on to B.B. King album review
(0)
The Original Sweet Sixteen 1966 The Original Sweet Sixteen album review
(1)
9 X 9.5 1966 9 X 9.5 United Recordings
(0)
R&B Soul 1967 R&B Soul Ember
(0)
Blues Is King [MCA]
1967 Blues Is King [MCA] album review MCA / Universal Special Products
(13)
Lucille
1968 Lucille album review MCA
(16)
Blues on Top of Blues
1968 Blues on Top of Blues album review Beat Goes On
(13)
Live & Well
1969 Live & Well album review Beat Goes On
(16)
The Feeling They Call the Blues, Vol. 2 1969 The Feeling They Call the Blues, Vol. 2 Trio
(0)
The Feeling They Call the Blues 1969 The Feeling They Call the Blues Trio
(0)
Completely Well
1969 Completely Well album review MCA
(41)
The Incredible Soul of B.B. King 1970 The Incredible Soul of B.B. King album review
(0)
Indianola Mississippi Seeds
1970 Indianola Mississippi Seeds album review MCA
(40)
Live in Cook County Jail
1971 Live in Cook County Jailalbum review MCA
(101)
Live in Japan
1971 Live in Japan album review MCA
(17)
In London
1971 In London album review Beat Goes On
(18)
L.A. Midnight 1972 L.A. Midnight album review
(6)
Guess Who
1972 Guess Who album review MCA
(9)
To Know You Is to Love You
1973 To Know You Is to Love You album review MCA
(10)
Friends
1974 Friends Beat Goes On
(2)
Together for the First Time...Live
1974 Together for the First Time…Live album review MCA
(15)
Together for the First Time 1974 Together for the First Time album review Dunhill Compact Classics
(1)
Together Again...Live
1976 Together Again…Live album review MCA
(6)
King Size 1977 King Size album review ABC Music
(2)
Midnight Believer
1978 Midnight Believer album review MCA
(7)
Take It Home
1979 Take It Home album review MCA
(8)
Rarest B.B. King 1980 Rarest B.B. King Blues Boy
(1)
Live
1980 Live “Now Appearing” at Ole Miss album review MCA
(3)
There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere album review Beat Goes On
(7)
Love Me Tender
1982 Love Me Tender album review MCA
(4)
Blues 'n' Jazz
1983 Blues ‘n’ Jazz album review MCA
(6)
Six Silver Strings
1985 Six Silver Strings album review MCA
(8)
One Nighter Blues 1987 One Nighter Blues Ace
(1)
Introducing B.B. King 1987 Introducing B.B. King MCA
(0)
Doing My Thing, Lord 1988 Doing My Thing, Lord Kent
(0)
Across the Tracks 1988 Across the Tracks Ace
(0)
Lucille Had a Baby 1989 Lucille Had a Baby Ace
(0)
Live at the Apollo
1990 Live at the Apollo album review GRP
(10)
I Like to Live the Love
1990 I Like to Live the Love album review MCA Special Products
(0)
Live at San Quentin
1991 Live at San Quentin album review MCA
(8)
There Is Always One More Time
1992 There Is Always One More Time album review MCA
(7)
Better Than Ever 1993 Better Than Ever Kent
(0)
Blues Summit
1993 Blues Summit album review MCA
(18)
B.B. King/Mayfield/Flack 1994 B.B. King/Mayfield/Flack Castle Music Ltd.
(0)
Live in Kansas City
1994 Live in Kansas City Charly Records
(7)
True Blue
1994 True Blue Sequel
(2)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
1995 Swing Low Sweet Chariot Prime Cuts
(2)
On the Road with B.B King 1996 On the Road with B.B King MCA
(0)
The Masters of the Blues [Delta]
1997 The Masters of the Blues [Delta] album review Delta Distribution
(0)
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
1997 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss album review Laserlight
(1)
Deuces Wild
1997 Deuces Wild album review MCA
(34)
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King
1998 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King album review King Biscuit Entertainment
(2)
Blues on the Bayou
1998 Blues on the Bayou album review MCA
(36)
Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan
1999 Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan album review MCA
(22)
Makin' Love Is Good for You
2000 Makin’ Love Is Good for You album review MCA
(10)
Riding with the King
2000 Riding with the King album review Reprise
(213)
A Night in Cannes
2001 A Night in Cannes Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra / Cleopatra
(2)
A Christmas Celebration of Hope
2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope album review MCA
(5)
Reflections
2003 Reflections album review MCA
(6)
80
2005 80 album review Geffen
(20)
Live
2008 Live album review Geffen
(45)
One Kind Favor
2008 One Kind Favor album review Geffen
(202)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011
2012 Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011 album review Shout! Factory
(134)

Concert Films 

BB King Africa 1974

B.B. King – Live in Dallas (1983)

B.B. King & Friends – A Blues Session [live in L.A. 1987]

B.B.King Live in Bonn 1994

A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and BB King – 1996

B B King & Band Live at B B King Blues Clubs Nashville & Menphis 2006

 

 

 

Interviews

B.B. King 1968 Interview

A talk with B.B. King

BB King – Blues Master

B.B. King: First Gig

Interview with B.B. King – North Sea jazz 2000

B.B. King interview 1989 – U2 “discover” B.B. King!

BB King – Johnny Winter – Blues, Interviews & Jam

B.B. King: The Life of Riley Official Trailer 1 (2014) – Documentary HD

B B King – The Life of Riley – Interview

 

 

 

Happy Birthday To The King Of The Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

642 – Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed

1562 – Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon

1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1683 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria

1697 – Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks

1776 – Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort

1778 – 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)

 

 

 

1787 – US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

 

 

 

 

 

1850 – Great fire in San Francisco

1861 – 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia

 

 

 

1862 – Battle of Antietambloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23, 100 die

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

1872 – Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires

1873 – 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

1900 – Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

1908 – Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight

1911 – 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min

1922 – Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

1926 – Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500

1934 – RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven’s 5th)

1934 – USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)

1939 – German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die

 

 

 

1944 – Operation Market GardenBritish airborne division lands Arnhem Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1953 – 1st successful separation of Siamese twins

1953 – Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1954 – Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1959 – Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea

1960 – Cuba nationalizes US banks

1961 – Minnesota Vikings’ 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)

1963 – “Fugitive” premieres on ABC TV

1967 – “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV

1967 – Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)

1970 – Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas

1972 – “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV

1974 – Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America’s Cup

1978 – Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord

1980 – Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

1983 – Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

1986 – Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed

1986 – US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

1989 – Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62

1991 - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

1993 – Last Russian troops leave Poland.

2008 – The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea

 

 

 

2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti ParkNew York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Births

879 – Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)

1192 – Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)

1271 – Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)

1639 – Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)

1677 – Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)

1730 – Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington’s army

1739 – John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

1783 – Samuel Prout, water-color painter

1819 – Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

1820 – Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1883 – William Carlos Williams, poet

1899 – Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)

1900 – John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)

1904 – Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)

1907 – Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)

1916 – Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)

1922 – Naomi Datta, geneticist

 

 

 

1923 – Hank Williamscountry singer (Cold, Cold HeartHey Good Lookin‘)

 

 

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Jambalaya

 Lovesick Blues

 

 

 

 

1927 – George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)

 

 

 

1929 – Stirling MossLondon Englandrace car driver

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)

 

 

 

 

1934 - Little Milton [Campbell], rocker , see death of

 

 

The Blues is Alright

Who’s Cheating Who?

 

 

 

 

1939 – David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )

1944 – Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

1947 – Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)

1955 – Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)

 

 

 

1975 – Jimmie JohnsonAmerican race car driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1312 – Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26

1322 – Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)

1574 – Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies

 

 

 

1858 – Dred ScottUS slave (REV-decision Supreme court), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)

1884 – Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56

1948 – Ruth Benedict, anthropologist, dies

 

 

 

1951 – Jimmy YanceyAmerican pianist (b. 1898)

 

 

Yancey Stomp

Five O’Clock Blues

How Long Blues

 

 

 

 

1956 – Mildred E “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72

1980 – Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay

1980 – Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

1985 – Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident

 

 

 

1994 – Karl R Popperphilosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Red Skeltoncomedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84

 

 

The Pledge

Red Skelton And John Wayne

Clem Kadiddlehopper Sketch

Freddie The Freeloader

Seagulls

Jon Stewart Rips Obama For Acting ‘ Chaotic and Confused ’ On ISIS

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 15, 2014

” September 15, 2014 – Jon Stewart spent the first part of Monday night’s Daily Show trying to sort through the confusion and mixed messaging being sent by the Obama administration on exactly what strategy they’re using (and what we should be calling it) to fight ISIS. Stewart first rounded up complaints from the “coalition of the kvetching” over Obama’s strategy before getting to the fight over semantics on whether the U.S. is at war. Stewart also found it funny that Obama is justifying ISIS action with the 2001 AUMF he actually wanted repealed, which is why he’s so “lucky that Congress never does anything you ask.”

  Stewart concluded by pointing out a key difference between the Obama and Bush administrations: the Bush administration was “incredibly disciplined and focused” in doing the wrong thing, while the Obama administration is doing the right thing, but couldn’t be more “chaotic and confused” about it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poll: Americans Don’t Believe Obama Will Defeat ISIS; Now What?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Sowing distrust and discord among Americans has served Barack Obama well politically during his 68 months in office. But now as the former community organizer faces ISIS and the worst foreign policy crisis of his ineffective presidential tenure, that distrust and division has circled around to bite its master.

  After his nationally-televised address Wednesday and a tepid Friday fundraiser talk justifying his belated actions, a new poll reveals that a large majority of Americans says it lacks confidence he can accomplish his stated goals of beating the brutal new terror group that released a video of its beheading of a British citizen over the weekend.

Its not that Americans doubt the effectiveness of the American military.

  Nor do they question the need to militarily confront the Islamic extremists that have seized large portions of Syria and Iraq, killing thousands and threatening to export their terror attacks to the U.S. and Europe. Indeed, previous polls showed a substantial majority calling for the Democrat to attack ISIS even as he blithely admitted he had no strategy.

  The new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Poll finds 62% of Americans support Obama taking action against ISIS.

  But fully 68% of his countrymen say they have “very little” or “just some” confidence that Obama will achieve his newly-discovered strategic goals of degrading and defeating ISIS through bombing and an international coalition.

  Perhaps worse, only slightly more than one-in-four (28%) have “a great deal” or “quite a bit” of confidence their president will achieve the murderous group’s demise.”

 

Investor’s Business Daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama To Announce Ebola Force Of 3,000 US Military Personnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The Obama administration is ramping up its response to west Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 US military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local healthcare systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

  Barack Obama is to announce the stepped-up effort on Tuesday during a visit to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

  There have been appeals from the region and from aid organisations for a heightened US role in dealing with the outbreak, blamed for more than 2,200 deaths.

  Administration officials said on Monday that the new initiatives aimed to train as many as 500 healthcare workers a week; erect 17 healthcare facilities in the region of 100 beds each; set up a joint command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to co-ordinate between US and international relief efforts; provide home healthcare kits to hundreds of thousands of households, including 50,000 that the US Agency for International Development will deliver to Liberia this week; and carry out a home and community-based campaign to train local populations on how to handle exposed patients.

  The US effort will include medics and other personnel for treatment and training, engineers to help erect the treatment facilities and specialists in logistics to assist in patient transportation.

  Officials said the cost of the effort would come from $500m in overseas contingency operations, such as the war in Afghanistan, that the Pentagon already had asked Congress to redirect to carry out humanitarian efforts in Iraq and west Africa.”

 

Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report – Emails Reveal ‘Collusion’ With Green Activist Groups Over EPA Climate Agenda

 

 

 


 

 

collusion 

noun

1.

a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy: Some of his employees were acting in collusion to rob him.

 
2.

Law. a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement: collusion of husband and wife to obtain a divorce. “

 

” The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) released a report today revealing and piecing together dozens of emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which lay out in detail EPA’s collusion with senior activists within environmentalist pressure groups, and proving the real thinking about the intent behind and impact of EPA’s “climate” regulations.

  Far from the required recusing to avoid the appearance of a conflict, EPA filled its senior political ranks with green pressure group activists, continuing their life’s work and coordinating with former colleagues from their new positions in government. These emails show the groups sharing jokes about EPA assurances that it isn’t waging a war on coal, and gloating about the courts serially siding with EPA as it rewrites federal environmental law. More important, they show the special role and undue influence these relationships provided, the very sort of influence the Obama Administration once disavowed.

“ EPA is permitted to regulate; but, not these people, not this way,” said E&E Legal’s Chris Horner who filed the FOIA requests and related litigation which produced most of the emails set forth in the report, which also includes and discusses many emails extracted from EPA by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) adding context to E&E Legal’s findings.

  The report details many instances of lobbyists for “green” special interest groups helping steer EPA regulations and permitting decisions, and providing advocacy materials for use by former colleagues now inside the EPA who then dutifully circulate the advocacy materials to colleagues. The collusion ranges from orchestrating public hearings, the EPA and Sierra Club teaming to write a U.S. Senator’s public statement on the shared agenda, and even specifically targeting individual power plants which green groups wanted to prevent under any new EPA standards.”

 

James Watt has much more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOP Poll Puts Brown Ahead Of Shaheen For First Time Since April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A poll commissioned for a locally-based Republican third-party group showed Republican Senate nominee Scott Brown leading Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for the first time since April.

  It is the first poll showing Brown ahead of Shaheen since April when another Republican poll, that one for the Republican Governor’s Association, also showed him up slightly.

  The Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire poll was conducted by the Colorado Republican polling outfit Magellan Strategies, which sampled 2,214 likely voters. The poll’s margin of error was +/- 2 percent.”

 

 

    While we are no big fans of Scott Brown , having been sorely disappointed after supporting him in his Massachusetts senatorial bid , we are even less enamored with his opponent Ms Shaheen and thus see this as a positive development . Read more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotherham Child-Sex Victim Confronts Her Alleged Abuser In The Street… But SHE Is Arrested By A Van Load Of Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A victim of Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal confronted a man she says groomed her – but was left shocked when she was the one arrested.

  The woman was shocked when she saw the man walking through the town’s centre on Friday and decided to challenge him over the allegations.

  But she was tackled by two police officers and pushed up against a wall during her ‘thuggish’ arrest, a witness has said.

  A damning report released last month detailed how 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the area over a 16-year period.

  The Times reported that a woman whose case is being investigated by authorities – but has not yet been interviewed – was arrested after tackling a man she says groomed her when she was 15.

  A witness accused the police of ‘acting like insensitive thugs’, telling the paper: ‘A police van came and six male officers piled out.

‘ Two of them dragged her away, handcuffed her, put her against a wall and then shoved her into the back of the van.’

  South Yorkshire Police told today how they had been hoping to interview the woman in the weeks before the arrest, after they were told of the historic allegations by another organisation.

  But they only realised that she was the woman they had been trying to speak to after her arrest, and have now released her on bail.”

Story continues here

Teen Critically Injured After Police Use Stun Gun On Him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ” Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital.

The officer used a stun gun on the teenager who is now in critical condition.

  Friends say Bryce Masters is in a medically induced coma because of injuries to his brain. They are hoping the teenager pulls through.

  They are cooling his body to try and reduce swelling that may have been caused by hitting his head on the concrete or losing oxygen for a long period of time.

” It looked like he hit his head on the concrete. You could see blood coming out of his mouth. The cop put his foot on his back and moved it back and forth like he was putting a cigarette out and asked him, ‘are you ready to get up now?’ You could tell the kid was going into convulsions,” Baker said.

  Witnesses who saw the whole thing happen say they watched Masters die and then come back to life after emergency crews resuscitated him. “

 

KCTV5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDC Issues Ebola Checklist: ‘Now Is The Time To Prepare’

 

 

Ebola Warning

 

 

 

” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

  While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.

  For example, one part reads: “Encourage healthcare personnel to use a ‘buddy system’ when caring for patients.” Another recommends a process to report cases to top officials: “

 

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Thanks To The Anti-Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The realest video you’ll see right now! Rob Hustle‘s “Call the cops” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video: U.S. College Students Sign Petition In Support Of ISIS

 

 

 

 

 

” Despite one’s feelings on how the U.S. government should deal with the growing threat that ISIS poses to the world, it’s safe to assume that Americans across the political spectrum agree that the terror group is pretty odious.

Unless, of course, those people have never heard of ISIS.

  I can only assume that the college students who were willing to sign my petition calling on President Obama to support the terror group, were ignorant to the group’s existence. 

God, I hope so!

  Over the period of about an hour, I stood on the campus of George Mason University in Northern Virginia and asked passing students to sign my petition.  The petition was adorned with the ISIS flag above the unambiguous headline, “SUPPORT ISIS.” “

 

CNS News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candid Camera Classic – Lady With A Monkey On Her Head

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Aug 11, 2011

” Allen Funt era classic. This guy thinks he’s going crazy too. With Fannie Flagg.”

 

 

 

 

 

George H Smith – The American Right Of Resistance

 

 

 

Published on Sep 14, 2014

” Do Americans really have right to active resistance? George H. Smith eloquently explains. http:www.LibertyPen.com

Plato

 

 

 

“Your silence gives consent.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick McKee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

1630 – Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

1662 – Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation

1782 – Great Seal of US used for 1st time

1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

1847 – United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon

1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories

1863 – Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1885 – Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America’s Cup

 

 

 

1906 – Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole

 

 

 

 

 

1908 – William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc

1919 – American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

1920 – Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30

1926 – -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372

1931 – Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)

1938 – George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH

1940 – FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1945 – Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55″) off Okinawa (record low)

1947 – John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH

1955 – US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto racing categories

1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV

1968 – Richard Nixon appears on “Laugh-in”

1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

1978 – 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran

 

 

 

1978 – Filming on Monty Python’s Life of Brianbegins

 

 

What have the Romans ever done for us                 The Stoning

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life                    He’s Not The Messiah

Biggus Dickus                                                              Splitters

 

 

 

 

1979 – Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin

1986 – Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed

1991 – US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

1997 – Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

2000 – Sammy Sosa’s becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

 

 

 

 

Births

16 – Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)

1387 – Henry V, king of England (1413-22)

1507 – Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567

1666 – Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)

1745 – Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

1822 – Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad

1823 – Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1832 – George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1875 – James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1891 – Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1893 – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)

1893 – Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)

1898 – H.A. Rey, American children’s author, creator of “Curious George” (d. 1977)

 

 

 

1914 – Allen FuntBkln NYTV host & creator (Candid Camera)

 

 

Lady With A Monkey On Her Head

Candid Camera

Buster Keaton on Candid Camera

 

 

 

 

1924 – Lauren BacallStaten Islandactress (Dark PassageKey Largo)

 

 

To Have and Have Not

Whistle

Labor Day 1965 at Rock Hudson’s House

 

 

 

 

1925 – Riley B KingItta Bena Missblues singer (Thrill is Gone)

 

 

Why I Sing The Blues                                 Key to the Highway

Best Solo Guitar King of Blues                 Since I Met You Baby wth Gary Moore

The Thrill Is Gone                                        Rock Me Baby with Eric Clapton & George Benson

 

 

 

 

 

1925 – Charlie Byrdguitarist (Desfinado)

 

Jitterbug Waltz

Shiny Stockings

Desafinado

 

 

 

 

1926 – Tommy “Butch” Bondactor (Butch-Our Gang)

 

The Little Rascals Good Singin’

The gang takes on the streets

 

 

 

 

1927 – Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)

1934 – Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

1937 – Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)

1941 – Richard Perle, American political advisor

 

 

 

1943 – Dennis W Conneryachting pro (4-time America’s Cup-winning skipper)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 – Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist

1956 – David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1992 – Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers

 

 

 

 

Deaths

96 – Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45

1380 – Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies

 

 

 

1498 – Tomas de Torquemadainquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1701 – James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)

1736 – Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

1864 – John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)

1911 – Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies

1932 – Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)

1977 – Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29

1977 – Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53

1993 – Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80

1996 – McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77

2002 – James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Obama A War Criminal?

 

 

 

 

 

” Like many other auditors, Howie Carr of The Boston Herald was perplexed after he listened to Barack Obama’s televised address on Wednesday night. He cannot understand, any more than can you or I, how the President can deny that ISIS — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — is Islamic. He could have added that it was also rather odd that the President of the United States denied that ISIS is a state. “What,” we might ask, “does a state do that ISIS does not now do?” And Carr was no less nonplussed when Secretary of State John Kerry denied that we were going to war against ISIS, resorted to euphemism, and asserted that what we are about to become engaged in is “a very important counter-terrorism operation.”

“Does that,” Carr asks, “make it … a police action? Will we have to destroy the village in order to save it?”

   It’s all very confusing. When George W. Bush considered invading Iraq without a declaration of war, the Democrats wanted to try him for war crimes in The Hague. When Obama does the same thing … crickets.

  Which raises another question: Where exactly is the anti-war movement?

  Have you see a single “No Blood for Oil” sign in Cambridge?

  To paraphrase the John Kerry of 2004: “Can I get me a candlelight vigil here?”

  Whatever happened to Cindy Sheehan? Where is Code Pink? I haven’t seen an “EndLESS War” bumper sticker in years, since 2009 to be exact.

  The anti-war movement is MIA as this war, er, counter­terrorism operation, begins. Back when Bush was waging war, dissent was the highest form of patriotism. Now it’s “racism.” If you speak truth to power in the Obama era, they call it hate speech. The IRS will audit you.

Obama’s media sycophants described his prime-time speech as “nuanced.” I’d call it ragtime.

  I thought the moonbats didn’t want the U.S. “going it alone.” You hear that phrase on the networks now about as often as you hear the words “full employment.”

  And why is the president so outraged about a couple of beheadings? When a Muslim terrorist yelling “Allahu akbar!” murdered 13 servicemen at Fort Hood, Obama shrugged it off as “workplace violence.”

  Now Obama’s suddenly “all wee-wee’ed up” about non-Muslim Muslims murdering Americans.

  Flag-draped coffins at Dover AFB are no longer a feature of the nightly news. Remember Wolf Blitzer’s nightly trumpeting of Bush’s plummeting approval ratings?

  Now the polls are so bleak for the Kenyan Katastrophe, CNN doesn’t even mention them anymore. . . .

Can I get me a “War Is Not the Answer” bumper sticker here? Not in Cambridge I can’t. “

 

 

Dr Paul Rahe is always worth reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wintry Summer Blast Arrives In The West With Record Cold And Snow

 

 

 

” The calendar may still say summer, but old man winter barreled his way in to ruin the fun, dumping up to 20 inches of snow across the Rockies and sending temperatures plunging to as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit in Wyoming, with wind chills — yes, wind chills — in the 20s as far south as Denver, Colorado, on Friday morning.

  It’s not unusual to see snow in the Rocky Mountains or even in Denver in September, but the strength of this cold air mass, and the snow totals, were both noteworthy.

  The snow caused major tree damage in Cody and Buffalo, Wyoming, where up to 10 inches fell on Wednesday night and Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, this was earliest recorded snowfall for Cody (by one day), where records date back to 1915. The temperature in Jackson, Wyoming, dropped to 18 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning. “

 

 

 

 

Al Gore was unavailable for comment . Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Pays $2.5bn For Minecraft Maker Mojang

 

 

 

 

” Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

  The title, which has sold over 54 million copies, allows players to build structures with retro Lego-style blocks, as well as explore a large map and battle others.

  The deal was announced by Xbox chief Phil Spencer.

  Mojang, whose three founders will leave the company, assured fans that “everything is going to be OK”.

  Some analysts have speculated the deal is designed to attract more users to Microsoft’s Windows Phone devices.

  The acquisition comes a year after Microsoft bought the Finnish mobile phone firm Nokia.

  Minecraft creator Markus Persson has been critical of Microsoft

  Minecraft is one of the top-selling apps on both Apple’s iOS store and and Android’s Google Play, and has recently been released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, further boosting sales. “

 

Continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details Of Alleged Document Review

 

 

 

 

 

” As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

“ I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” says Maxwell.

  He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were murdered during the Benghazi attacks.

  Maxwell says the weekend document session was held in the basement of the State Department’s Foggy Bottom headquarters in a room underneath the “jogger’s entrance.” He describes it as a large space, outfitted with computers and big screen monitors, intended for emergency planning, and with small offices on the periphery.

  When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

“ She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisors. “

 

 

 

   Read Ms Attkisson’s entire piece at The Daily Signal as she continues to seek the truth that her compatriots in the MSM struggle to keep hidden in their never-ending quest to prop up the statist regime .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politico Battleground Poll Puts Obama At 44/56, GOP Up On Immigration

 

 

 

 

 

” Americans are sour on the economy, which surprises Politico’s Alexander Burns [link fixed], but it shouldn’t. In the first major likely-voter poll of the general election, Democrats face strong headwinds on the economic issues that voters tell pollsters will be their main focus in November. Burns notes that voters aren’t buying the Recovery Summer Part IV meme Democrats are selling, although it appears Burns is:

If the nation’s economy is on the mend, the voters of 2014 aren’t feeling it.

  Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states. Many appear to blame President Barack Obama: 57 percent of these voters disapprove of his economic leadership.

  But while the economy has improved, it has not yet taken flight: Unemployment remains above 6 percent, and in August the country gained just 142,000 jobs. Candidates around the country have tempered their claims of economic improvement, including Republican governors who also initially aimed to run on their records of job creation.

  Some states have seen improved job creation, but not the US as a whole. With the exception of one month out of the past year, there haven’t been any “impressive monthly employment reports,” and even the one didn’t get to the 300K level. Adding an average of around 200K a month only slightly surpasses population growth in the US, which means for the last five years since the technical recovery began, the US has done little except tread water when it comes to job creation. Furthermore, the 6% unemployment rate would be impressive if the workforce participation rate had remained fairly constant, but it hasn’t; it’s at a 36-year low.”

 

 

Then there is this gem:

 

 

” Unfortunately for Democrats, 35% of likely voters believe economic issues are the top priority for this election in this battleground poll. Another 19% think it’s national security, which makes the situation even worse. The issues that Democrats hoped to highlight in this cycle — the environment, social problems, and immigration — combine up for a whopping 11% of voters who will prioritize them this summer.”

 

 

Read it all at Hot Air but remember … if there is a way to blow a huge advantage the GOP are the ones that can find it .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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