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I'm Voting Republican

  1. stephhicks68 profile image84
    stephhicks68posted 8 years ago

    Watch this video and you will too!

    http://www.imvotingrepublican.com/

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Steph! I sent it to all my GOPer friends!

  2. thranax profile image59
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    All I got was this:

    Service Temporarily Unavailable
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

    T_T

    1. stephhicks68 profile image84
      stephhicks68posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh no!  Its a really funny parody.  Well, maybe I'll try again.

    2. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You're lucky because that message is atleast a thousand times funnier and more clever than the video that was posted here.

      1. funride profile image70
        funrideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Why!? Are you voting republican? tongue

        1. College politico profile image60
          College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Well lets see... I'm voting against higher taxes. I'm voting against killing the unborn. I'm voting against giving condoms to elementary school students. I'm voting against surrender in the midst of victory. I'm voting against massive government spending. I'm voting against massive expansion of government. I'm voting against a 1990's attitude towards terrorism and national security. I'm voting against giving reckless dictators even the time of day without preconditions. And I'm voting against destroying our economy on the idiotic advice of a recluse who can't practice what he preaches.

          So I guess I'm not voting democrat atleast...

          1. DJ Funktual profile image85
            DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            LOL!   DID YOU NOTICE THAT EVERY OTHER WORD IS AGAINST.
            Republicans sure are a bunch of Warlocks!

            Try Raging AGAINST the dying of the light.
            or better yet Rage AGAINST the Machine!

            1. College politico profile image60
              College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Well the theme of the post was outlining what I'm voting against... and I'm not a republican because, in case you haven't noticed, many republicans want to do some of the things listed in my post. But the difference is that nearly ALL democrats want to do ALL of the things listed in my post.

          2. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Where is this victory that you speak of?

            1. College politico profile image60
              College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I was speaking of Iraq where the month of June has produced the lowest level of violence since the very beginning of the war.

              But I say that only to clarify the post you asked about and not to start a debate on the war because its been made clear that this is not a thread for extended debate.

  3. stephhicks68 profile image84
    stephhicks68posted 8 years ago

    http://www.imvotingrepublican.com/

    If this doesn't work, then maybe cut and paste into your own browser.... sorry!

  4. College politico profile image60
    College politicoposted 8 years ago

    No offense to you though steph... I just dislike the video

  5. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    The video had some cute points in it.

  6. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    I enjoyed the video Steph - voting Republican...oy.

  7. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    What disturbed me was the man selling racist pins at a Republican convention last week.... well... one of the many things that disturbs me...

    1. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes but if you read the article that guy also sells democratic memorabilia... So I'm not sure that this story says anything about the republican party

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
        Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The difference is, there's no market for such a thing among Democrats.

        1. SweetiePie profile image82
          SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          There are some racist Democrats in rural areas.

          http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/ju … aryclinton

        2. College politico profile image60
          College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Which party has the ex-clansman in it? And by that I mean which party elected has a member of congress who is a former member of the KKK?

          1. Shadesbreath profile image89
            Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            One bad apple spoils the lot!!!!

            1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
              Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this
              1. gjcody profile image81
                gjcodyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Do you think it really matters.  I think it is such a game out there.  They will do what they want anyways.  Would be nice to believe we have a choice.

  8. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    I hadn't even heard of that pin!  How ridiculous, scary, and insulting. 

    "We’re into humor - not racism."  -Well, I see no humor in that, only racism.

    1. stephhicks68 profile image84
      stephhicks68posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wow - I hadn't heard of that pin, either.

  9. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Politics and religion tend to be discussions in which nobody genuinely listens.  I imagine this will go the same.  None the less, the video was a bit too over the top to be funny, but it definately lines out the Democratic party views.  I wonder if there's a counter to it being made somewhere by the Republicans... or even the Independents for that matter.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Seems to me that government spending has gone up in the past 8 years with more controls on liberty...

    1. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Seems to me that in the last 2 years consumer confidence has plummeted, pork barrel projects have increased, unemployment has risen, and economic growth has nearly stopped all together. Is it a coincidence that the body of government most responsible for all of this was taken over by the democratic party 2 years ago?

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Very true!

  11. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    ....anyway....

    I sent the video to some other people, Steph, so thanks again for the link.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed, Stacie.  Time for some de-escalation.  I had to moderate my own response to CP's clansman comment wink

    2. stephhicks68 profile image84
      stephhicks68posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sure Stacie!

  12. Inspirepub profile image87
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    If this is going to become a lengthy thread about politics, could you guys please take it to the Politics forum?

    Thanks

    Jenny

  13. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    If this thread is going to turn into a debate, I'm going to have to move it to the Politics forum, which I'd hate to do, since Steph was simply trying to share a funny video with us all.

    Please start a new thread in the appropriate topical forum if you'd like to debate further, so I don't have to do that.

    1. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It may be funny to some but its quite obviously a political video and is actually quite offensive as it says that anyone who is a republican or votes republican doesn't want a cure for aids or breast cancer, implies that republicans are racist and put minorities in prison, and on and on and on...

      (Disclaimer: I don't think that Steph intended to offend anyone)

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
        Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You did exactly the same thing in your description of Democrats earlier in this thread.

        Anyway, I'm not here to debate what is or isn't a debate.  I'm here to move the thread if this turns into a heated political discussion, as opposed to a "hey look what I found" post.

        1. College politico profile image60
          College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Fair enough...

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
            Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            It struck me as a quite accurate video! :-)

  14. Inspirepub profile image87
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    thanks, Maddie - you are a four-star moderator in my book.

    Jenny

  15. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    When it comes to politics it might get a little ugly arguing wise.  College Politico you know not all Republicans feel this way and it is just a video, nothing more.  I would just not watch it.

  16. DJ Funktual profile image85
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Just watched the video.  Hilarious.   In a creepy all too true way.

  17. Health Conscious profile image60
    Health Consciousposted 8 years ago

    It is a long way to Nov so please pace yourselves.

    We are all guilty of getting a little too polarized - myself included - I almost jumped in when I first saw this several hours ago, but stopped myself just short of doing so.

    It does no good to tear down or make fun of someone else's beliefs - so all posts here are guilty regardless of whether you call it a joke or not.

    The movie is just as much of an insult as the racist pins just to different demographics.

    Both are over the top regardless of your affiliation.

    You cannot complain about the candidates going negative when we the people beat them to it.

    I think most of us forget that both sides try to do what they feel is best - regardless of what you have come to believe.

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  smile

      I can sit around and debate with my friend for hours on end, we just don't let our emotions control the discussion...and we all still love each other when we're through.  Usually.

  18. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    Have you guys seen the In the Valley of Elah?  I saw a preview for it, and added it to our Netflix queue - watched last weekend.

    It focuses on something that is often left out of the Iraq/war debate: the effect it has on the soldiers when they return, as well as the people around them.

    Hopefully not opening a can of worms, but adding another "Hey, check this out!"

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This is the best film I have watched in years. I didn't know Tommy Lee Jones had it in him.

  19. DJ Funktual profile image85
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    I've been waiting weeks to get ELAH from Netflix.    TYPICAL Corporate Crap.   Anything worth seeing is hidden from the public.   They prob'ly have only ten copies in Florida.  I'll bet it was already taken off the new release wall at Blockbuster too. 

    They did the same thing with Michael Moore's "Faherheit 9/11" DVD back in the day.  They tried AND Succeeded in making sure that it was released after the election except he sued them and won.   

    When I see Elah, I'll write back Stacie.

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, it takes that long for your Netflix?

      I literally added it to my queue, put it at the top of the list, and got it about two days later.

      Mark - I also thought it was a great film.

      I also saw Rendition recently, which I liked.  Lately I've been more into movies that make me think than merely entertain (but I do like the entertaining ones too).

      We watched Blood Diamond last Fall, and I thought that was the best movie I had seen in a long time.

  20. funnebone profile image68
    funneboneposted 8 years ago

    That video is an accurate description of the democratic and liberal stereotype of republicans. It also is a great depiction of what it is like to discuss issues with democrats. You get no answers for anything other than throw money at it. The best part was the crack about the woman wanting to know if her food was genetically altered..minutes after the stupid reference to stem cell research. So I guess it is not acceptable to alter a cucumbers genes, but it is permissible to alter a humans. Stem cell research is still going on, just not funded by the government. And I bet if you did a survey at walmart you would find a lot more democrats buying cheap stuff from china, and they are the same ones going home and bitching about losing their manufacturing jobs. I am voting Republican and the mentality  behind this video is one reason why.

  21. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Hey in light of the theme of tossing a video out there for the masses, check this one out:

    http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?RsrcID=2036

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, WC, I've watched the video, and I think it is the conservative talk radio talking points again in video form.  I was especially fond of the

      "Over 20 years of:
      Racist
      Marxist
      Quasi-Christian
      Antisemitic

      Theology"

      I don't think I'm pointing out the obvious, but, with the possible exception of "Marxist", does this not describe the vast majority of our nation's history?

      Admittedly, for once in a long time, I haven't decided well in advance of the election who I'm voting for, but I found nothing in the video that would make me vote against Obama...and I'm somewhat disappointed in the Republican establishment that is running an anti-Obama campaign rather than a pro-McCain campaign because I actually like McCain.  He is one of the few politicians I have a great deal of respect for because of his independence (although it is less evident now).

    2. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't like some of it (the stupid name thing) but I really liked the examination of exactly what liberation theology is and how unchristian it truly is.

  22. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    WC, those "Facts" are certainly vague in that video.  Some are not facts at all, and some have more information to them that make them not as "bad" as that video makes them seem to be.

    Interesting though...

  23. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    You mean I can't just post a video and leave? haha I suppose a few words are in order.

    I don't necessarily agree with the video I posted.  I posted it, however, to counteract the first video posted by steph.  Just thought I'd drop another video into the mix, that's all.

    And yes Peter, I too haven't decided for whom I'll vote.  The big thing pulling me toward McCain is the fact that the next president will help influence several of our next chief justices.  Other than that, I disagree with his middle-of-the-road approach to some issues that are important to me.

    In any case, I am very interested to see what vice-presidents are picked by both candidates.  I suspect that if Obama choses Clinton they will win the race hands-down.  I'm curious to see McCain's pick.

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL big_smile

      Yeah, right.



      I would hope our next president wouldn't influence any justices big_smile

      But, if you mean that he will appoint the next justice or justices, then, yes, that is always a big concern for me.  Actually, this is one area where I would think McCain would be reasonable in his appointments, unlike our current appointer-in-chief who has had some difficulty.

    2. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not so sure about that.  Obama has a  lot to overcome (being black, Muslim once upon a time, etc.).  Hillary, well, about 1/3 of the country just hates her, 1/3 loves her, and 1/3 couldn't care less.

      He needs someone who is really, really likable.  Like Mark:  Obama/Knowles.  Now there's a ticket I could vote for.  But not too likable lest he be offed just to promote the VP, which has got to be a concern anyway, in all seriousness.

  24. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    haha yes I mean in his APPOINTMENT of them, not in actually influencing their decisions!

    And you don't think Roberts was a good pick?  I'd say he's been pretty good.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think you got it right the first time big_smile

      1. WeddingConsultant profile image82
        WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        haha hey aren't you in France??

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Yup. Which is about 3,000 miles closer to Iraq than Washington D.C is. big_smile

    2. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      But, Roberts wasn't his real pick, was he?  When Harriet fell through, then he picked Roberts, or was Harriet before Alito???  I can barely remember anymore.  In an event, there's not been a good track record w/Justices or Attorneys General.

      Mark, LOL big_smile

  25. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Peter- I think Roberts WAS his pick, but you're right...he was sort of the 3rd pick after Alito and Harriet.

    And I can't remember which came first (Alito or Harriet).  I thought Bush really wanted Harriet first, but who knows.

  26. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm, Obama/Knowles- interesting ticket.  A (former?) muslim and an atheist!  That covers a good, wide base of voters.

    Except that I'm not sure having a VP who is living in France will make others feel very "patriotic" when voting for them...

    1. SweetiePie profile image82
      SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Obama was never a Muslim smile.

  27. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
    Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago

    He would relocate for the job, I know him.  The curmudgeon-in-chief.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm already booking the ticket. smile

      1. WeddingConsultant profile image82
        WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Don't forget to save some extra $ for each bag you decide to take, extra food, earphones, pillows, blankets, etc etc etc.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'll be taking a boat. smile

          Environmental issues big_smile

      2. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
        Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I knew it.

  28. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago
  29. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Thank you I wasn't sure if he was so I put the question mark.

    I would say that he's certainly not a Christian...

    1. SweetiePie profile image82
      SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Actually he is a Christian by faith, he converted over twenty years ago.

      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w … 194740.ece

  30. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Well let me put it this way, no one can truly see someone's "heart" and determine if they really love and follow the Lord, but from where I stand Mr. Obama is not a Christian.

    Unless by "christian" you mean he believes God exists and believes Jesus lived and died.

    I think there were some very telling remarks he's made during debates that has clearly dileanated himself apart from Christianity, at least in my mind.

    In fact, I think he said a few things on the topic at the debate at Messiah College- college politico, do you know anything about this?

    A person's faith isn't reason enough to vote or not vote them into an office, so that's not an issue for me.  I was just making clear my opinion of his faith since that's the topic that was brought up in these videos and discussions.

    1. SweetiePie profile image82
      SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well I have read part of his memoir and he says he was raised by a Christian mother and converted to Christianity as an adult after a bout of drug use.  Why does he need to lie about his faith?  He could be Jewish or Muslim and it should not matter.  I think he has no reason to lie.  I just never want to say someone is not a Christian if they believe that they are.  That is between them and their God.

      1. WeddingConsultant profile image82
        WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I agree!

        Having said that, here's a passage in Matthew

        1. SweetiePie profile image82
          SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          It is fine if you do not feel he is Christian, I am not upset about it.  I am just telling you about what I read.  I think these videos are a little silly and not to be taken seriously.  There are a lot of things being said in both videos that I would not listen too.  The first one is funny, the second one about Obama is almost a little racist.  Honestly I think people still have problem with someone who has a Middle Eastern name or anyone who is Black being in leadership.  By the way Ralph Nader is Lebanese, but since he is not a Muslim I guess people are okay with that.  There are many Christian Middle Eastern people with names similar to Muslims and I know this because my grandpa happens to be one.  Barack's grandpa was a Muslim yes, but why all the speculation about his faith.  I think the fact he has a Middle Eastern/Muslim sounding name makes people prejudiced against him.  This is why I do not like politics, it gets too debating.

    2. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes WC he and Hillary talked extensively about their personal faith at the Compassion Forum. I wrote a hub on student reaction but I think the videos below have what you're looking for:

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=rTHtTy5wRYs
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=OqXOpWg1r0E& … re=related
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=L9GAUCfKk6Q& … re=related

      The moderators ask a lot of incredibly stupid and stereotypical "Christian" questions (like "do you think God wants you to be president") but they also ask important and informative questions. Overall I thought it was a crappy forum full of softball questions intended on making the candidates look more "Christian" and both Hillary and Obama still performed laughably... but thats just my opinion.

  31. WeddingConsultant profile image82
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    I agree College Politico- their performances at the Messiah college debate made me want to ralph.

  32. College politico profile image60
    College politicoposted 8 years ago

    But as long as we are all sharing our favorite funny political videos... heres three of my recent favorites:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=MkGhn3LfbyM
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8BtJG0BonMQ
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=OudveBP_Nso

    Enjoy!

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      None of those videos are available.

      1. College politico profile image60
        College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Really? They all still work for me...

        Well for the first one search youtube for "free healthcare"
        second one "Obama on your shoulder"
        third one "BaracKerry: History Repeating"

        P.s. I agree with gamergirl's original post. Vote based on issues and character, its the only intelligent way to vote.

        1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
          Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Okay, they are working now.  Yesterday, for some reason, when I clicked it said that the video was no longer available???

          Gamegirl, I don't think anyone thought you were offended.  I didn't.

          Mark, a container ship, really?  I'm sure there is quite a story behind that one...

  33. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    I'm not voting for Obama.

    I decided I would not be voting for Obama, because of all the issues the people are causing, the reverse racism, the sensationalism of this campaign has been.. well, it's taxing on a person who has no care what the color or gender of a candidate is but wants to see a campaign based on merits and comprehensive plans for their time in office.

    The overall impression of the campaign prior to Billary's withdrawal from active candidacy, from my point of view, was that we as a people should vote for either a woman or an African American.

    Forget their policies, their track record thus far in their current political positions, choose between voting in a woman or a black man, because those are the real important choices, right?

  34. stephhicks68 profile image84
    stephhicks68posted 8 years ago

    I just wanted to clarify that I meant nothing by my original post with respect to the candidates or political parties.  I laugh at both sides of the spectrum.... (my husband and I are opposite parties just to the side of the center, so fair game!)

    Interesting videos, all.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image82
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, it's all in good fun!  Most people these days seem to take the question "who are you voting for" to mean "how much do you weigh" or "how old are you"...

      Glad we can pass around videos and have discussions and still not take things personal here.

  35. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
    Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago

    Oil spills in the ocean, jet fuel burned in the skies...it's all the same, isn't it.

  36. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Not if the boat is already going.

    Last time I crossed the Atlantic, I took a container ship. Enlightening smile

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image82
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Mark, maybe you should swim. They say it's pretty healthy...

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I doubt I would make it very far. My assault on the White House would sink without trace in very short order. smile

        It is an interesting way to cross the Atlantic though.

  37. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Just to let everyone know, I wasn't trying to sound offended or anything.. -.-

    I hope you guys are having a fantastic afternoon!

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    NewConservativeposted 8 years ago

    Wow I'm so glad those tolerant liberals called m a racist, sexist, bigot just for being a Republican I was also happy to learn I hate clean water, and wanted to send little children to war.  On top of that this liberal tolerance also showed me that I am just an awful person who doesn't care about our children or our country. 
        Thank you to whoever made this video for firing up conservatives across the country and getting them behind the effort to defeat Obama.  I don't think we need four years of this type of "tolerance." 

    <no links as signatures please>

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      Zarm Nefilinposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I am sure you will win your war on terror, just quell fear wherever you go, and see how many people you scare shitless.  Simply ban the emotion of fear, and police people's emotions as you violate their rights again and again, in country after country (including your own), while you become the thing you originally sought to destroy.  Looks like Bin Laden got what he wanted.  Bin Laden resembles that cruel assasin that started WWI (the one from the history books).  He's got Americans fighting other Americans, which is exactly what he wanted. 

      There will be no police state.  Sorry to dissapoint you.

      You and yours will be out of power soon, and after that happens there will be initiated a productive, honest, somewhat transparent effort to fight terrorists, not "terror" (w/e the hell that is).

 
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