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The Way This 11-Year-Old Destroyed Tomi Lahren’s Tweet Goes Viral
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The Way This 11-Year-Old Destroyed Tomi Lahren’s Tweet Goes Viral

So what’s the latest on that shiny new border wall that Americans were ‘promised?’ Well, as of yet no new sections have been built on the Mexican border, almost two years into Donald Trump’s presidency. He has had great difficulty securing the vast sums of money needed from Congress, many of whom believe the Trumps’ wall to be the most expensive, yet least effective way to deter illegal immigration.

In typical fashion, Trump has taken it badly. Threatening to shut down the government in order to get his way, negotiations have stalled over a request for $5 billion in funding for the border wall. But wait, wasn’t Mexico supposed to be happy to pay for it anyway? And what about priorities like health insurance, education, and infrastructure? Things that affect the real lives of millions of Americans every day?

Fox News contributor and sycophantic Trump cheerleader Tomi Lahren believes that a thousand-mile symbol of hysterical fear and insularity trumps all of these things. “$5 billion spent on a wall will be the BEST $5 billion taxpayers EVER spent! Build the wall. Secure the border. America FIRST!” she tweeted optimistically.

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Enter ‘Little Miss Flint.’ After seeing Lahren’s tweet about the wall, Mari Copeny, an 11-year-old girl, was understandably indignant. She decided to challenge Lahren’s assertion that the wall is the best use of taxpayer’s money, and proceeded to deliver a savage comeback that showed an eloquence and maturity well beyond her tender age of 11.

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The 11-year-old from Flint, Michigan, has become well known for her bright and passionate activism, having been directly affected by the water crisis in her city. When she was just 8 years old she wrote a letter to President Obama speaking out for the children of Flint, who have been badly let down by their country. The fact that the self-proclaimed ‘greatest nation on Earth’ could allow its children to be poisoned due to the negligence of a such a basic service is a scandal, and proves that there are more urgent priorities that need to be addressed!

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People were quick to praise the smart kid for her response; because any rational person knows that ensuring a clean water supply for citizens might just be a more pressing concern than Trump’s vanity project. However, as we know, there are a lot of less-than-rational people out there.

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Even when challenged by a troll who told her that as a kid she should ‘stay in her lane,’ the young activist hit the mark with a savage roast once again, leaving people wondering who the real ‘kids’ are here. Because while Mari might only be 11 years old, she has shown herself to be far more grown-up than the people needing to build walls around themselves to feel ‘safe’ and, dare we say it, the President himself.

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

The right wing (wrongly) believes that weapons make us stronger. That's what weak people believe. It's all about killing anyone who you don't like. The left wing believes (rightly) that the way to make a nation strong is by educating the populace and keeping them healthy - all the things the right wing thinks are a waste of "their" money.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Not the entire left wing. There are a lot of centrist and corporate leeches in the Democratic Party and lots of establishment trash. Progressives are the one who care about the populace. Progressives are part of the Democratic Party but certainly not the entirely of it.

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
3 years ago

I really didn't know that foolishness is contageous. But since the Tangerine Turd is in office, a lot of people are saying more and more stupid, obnoxious and toxic things. And it's spreading faster and faster. The next president of America will have a hell of a job to Make America Halfway Decent Again.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

"Tangerine Turd" wins the Almost Spit My Coffee™ award for today!

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

One of the most sickening aspects of our current political climate is the fact that assholes like her and her ilk make money off whipping people into a frenzy and furthering the divide. :/

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I respect your opinion Wanda, and I agree that Fox News woman is an asshole but damn if I’m not tired of hearing this “furthering the divide” thing. There’s nothing wrong with being divided away from people who are trying to drag us all down. We need to outnumber them, not bridge the gap between us and them.

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Jarno Flinkers
Community Member
3 years ago

You know what the biggest problem is? The slogan "America First". That's the kind of shit starting wars. If Putin would speak up saying Russia First (in Russian ofcourse), Trump will lose his orange head, because it's "America first". Don't need to pretend you're superior. That's the thing most stupid people do.

NotMe
Community Member
3 years ago

It's even worst because America is the whole continent, so.... talking about egocentricity 🙄 They do like pretending they're superior.

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Richard Wareham
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3 years ago

Unfortunately Mari, you are wasting your time trying to debate this with a moron. They just will not listen. Others will though!

Carmen Elena
Community Member
3 years ago

This young lady is amazing! Strong voice, intelligence and knows about priorities.

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
3 years ago

"America first" is a terrible slogan or whatever to use for this crappy argument anyways. When people are dying from treatable diseases, schools are being shot up, etc., in America, and you aren't doing anything about it and instead wanting to build a wall, that's not America first, that's "my ego" first.

CP1986
Community Member
3 years ago

I work in a UK primary school and we have the water tested multiple times a year. Because testing is mandated and it make a lot of sense I'd never given it a lot of thought and so I was genuinely astonished upon reading that this isn't the case in the US.

Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, again, my country is small and crap, being ex-communist and at the tail end of Europe when it comes to everything but internet speed and home-ownership (there, we rule the world * strikes heroic pose*) including water quality, and STILL, we don't have to deal with this kind of shit. If you live in a city, then the water on tap is good to drink (if not exactly tasty, especially in Dobrogea, but that has to do with local hydrographic conditions- if your water table goes through limestone, it's not going to taste great, no matter what you do to it) and you only have to deal with problems in the country if your main source of water is a well, because some aquifers were polluted by industrial run-off during the communist years. Oh yeah, and we never used lead pipes. Ever. That shit's just dangerous. Instead, all our water pipes are steel (for water mains) and/or plastics (inside buildings).

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Darryl Kerrigan
Community Member
3 years ago

It's this stuff that makes you realise how messed up the US can be.

Belle_Pandamonium
Community Member
3 years ago

Norway too is a mess- for some of us economy is terrible due to illness. But not in anyway near the catastrophic mess US is in at this point. It will take years and years... but I do hope it will be better for everyone in America 🇺🇸

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Renee Gauthier
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3 years ago

I think lead in the water is how Trump got elected.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

Get a grip Barbie- more important things than an imaginary wall. Would be a sad thing for the world if that ridiculous concept got any further than Trump's "join-the-the dots"book

Vilkas
Community Member
3 years ago

It's gonna be hard for Trump to build a wall from his prison cell, you airhead.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

I vote for Trump - to be given a straightjacket and gag - the world will be a saner and safer place. How did Presidential announcements and international diplomacy get replaced by Tweets??? FFS.

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April Simnel
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

When you know "America First" to someone like this Lahren woman is supposed to be a dog whistle for "White People Who Live in the United States ONLY". And, hell, not even all of them, tbh, just the rich. How long will the white middle and working classes of the U.S. allow themselves to be conned? "If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you." As long as some white people think they're both better than, and pretend to be afraid of, non-white people, they're going to allow themselves to be conned by rich white people via paid minions like Miss "I'm not white *enough*; I'll bleach my hair to look as Nordic as possible" Lahren. They're the first ones to try and tell entire races of people that they need to "fix themselves", when they forget that three fingers are pointing right back at them.

Sarah Hoffer
Community Member
3 years ago

Rich or poor, I never voted for that orange blasted blimped narcissistic criminal and I never would. I may be white, but I will only vote for a candidate with the skills and abilities that can do the job, not the one that looks like me or is a particular party. Any person that fell for his BS and hasn't realized their mistake already is not likely to change their opinion and will argue themselves to death. Denial and pride will be ugly when he goes to jail.

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Belle_Pandamonium
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3 years ago

Up&coming president material! May be the US finally can get a leader FOR people. Not against humans. You go girl! Show them! With love, Norway

Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd vote for her. Mari for president!

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Natalia Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

The US is such a strange country.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Seriously. I can only imagine how we seem to the rest of the world. It can be bizarre living here.

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Tumor Lasagna isn't well known for her intelligence.

Charles Clarke
Community Member
3 years ago

Even if a wall was built across the entire border with Mexico. That's < 10% of our border. You guys are all idiots. And racist against Native Americans.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I’m sorry, Charles. I respect you.

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JP
Community Member
3 years ago

Tomi should just go back to porn.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

It’s sad, when the president of this nation, would rather have a wall, than healthy citizens, of which kids make up ,too. Wonder what’s in your drinking water, Mr. President, sand? Dirt, mud and a bunch of other crap, clouding your brain, and making you completely senseless. @little Miss Flint, I hope you become President one day! I would vote for you!

Will
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree with Mari, clean water is a clear priority over a border wall, but that doesn't mean border security is a non-issue. A country can't be run by choosing a single issue over another single-issue. Running a country is multifaceted. Attention should be given to both problems. Too many people on both the right and left get too focused on things that they think will make the other side look bad. The toxicity in these comments alone is a glaring indicator of how much attention is put on insulting people on the other political side, rather coming together to fix the actual problem. To me, Lahren puts her foot in her mouth more often than not, as does our caricature of a president, but if you want to make a point against someone, calling them names and making fun of them just makes you look petty and unintelligent, which has little to no chance of changing your opponent's mind to your point of view.

Melisa K.
Community Member
3 years ago

You can't seriously believe that poisoned d4inking water is less of an issue than immigration ??? I mean come on...

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Valerie Lessard
Community Member
3 years ago

that's what you get when you vote Biff Tannen as your prez.

depicus
Community Member
3 years ago

The demilitarised zone between North and South Korea not only has fences both sides but an active landmine zone and people still manage to cross that. $5 billion on clean drinking water really should be a no brainer...

Jada Collier
Community Member
3 years ago

Like I always say, Kids are getting better, and Adults are getting worse.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
3 years ago

In today's dollars: The US spent $21.6 billion to win independence, $60.1 billion to keep the nation together and abolish slavery, $6.8 billion on the Spanish American War, $11.3 billion on failed alcohol Prohibition (no clear record of the cost of fighting the wide spread organized crime that it spawned but it cost over $110 billion to bring down just the Mafia), $56 billion to build the A-bomb, $40 billion getting Apollo to the moon, $334 billion on WW1, $4.1 trillion on defeating the Axis powers in WW2, $341 billion in Korea, $738 billion in Vietnam, and the War on Drugs (since 1971) $1 Trillion (the accompanying mass incarceration costs about $80 billion annually) and since 9/11 the combined wars have cost $1.8 trillion. Outstanding student debt has increased by $210 billion since Individual 1 took office and his Excretary of Education Betsy Devos stopped the debt relief programs Obama's Treasury instituted for them.

Don Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

good for her and besides TL is a piece of shat anyways

John Louis
Community Member
3 years ago

On that border wall. Trump's planned wall only extends to the Rio Grande River. How hard is it to cross a river in a canoe or rubber raft?

Keuthonymos
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't see why people are praising this kid. All she's said is "This money could be spent on plumbing" Okay. How? How to we start it? How to we implement it? When? Who do we employ? Where are we going to lay pipelines? Where will the water source come from? Will we have to build another dam? ANYONE can say "I think money should go towards this". That's great, but it's useless. Should I become king because I say money shouldn't be spent on Brexit, but houses for the homeless? Great. Crown me.

Nava
Community Member
3 years ago

Portland Public Schools, where you at?

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
3 years ago

as we can see in this comment most of you dont care about the water supply but about bashing republicans u can deny it but it is obvious since its not the goverments job to do it but the local goverment and the local one is democratic so you avoid pointing out the actual respnsible ones for the flint disaster and again try to blame trump for something the democrats have done karen weaver the democratic mayor is responsible not trump but im pretty sure this girls parents done huge indoctrination that the actual repsonsible person can get away with it as long its a democrat yall gonna bash trump for something he didnt even do veryy very mature

James McMonigle
Community Member
3 years ago

Mari is clearly in her lane!

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
3 years ago

It would have cost $55 million to completely replace the Flint, MI water system. The wall, at $5 billion is 90 times more money. So, we could replace the water supply in roughly 90 cities for the same price. Trump spent $49 million just on the equipment for that attack on the Syrian airport that kept them from flying planes for two hours. Also, there are places in the country that already have WORSE water than Flint! And finally, many people who "arrive" illegally in this country arrived legally but then didn't leave when their visas expired. So, is the wall going to chase them down and shoo them out of the country? That's a damned talented wall, I must say.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
3 years ago

If nothing much has changed since 2016 with Federal help, nothing will change if the city were given funding for an entirely new water system. It was ruined for the residents of Flint years prior by a local government that decided to reprioritize their funding and stop using the proper processing to prevent lead and other contaminants from coming directly through the taps. If you want a revolution, dont blame any US president, and dont ask for more help from the rest of country when there are gatekeepers between you and all the clean water in the world. They keep the funds and do nothing for the water. Remove them permanently.

Janice Sutherland
Community Member
3 years ago

IF...previous Administrations had cared enough AND had done something about illegals for Several Years - Who tried to use fake S.S. #s, and DID -until THEY were "found out"! ...USING our school system money...free bus rides, Free Lunches...When WE pay out of our pockts daily for our own children AND pay taxes to cover these "Free meals" !! AND some illegals' children do not speak English...causing ADDITIONAL teachers needed for them. Maybe some of this money COULD have been applied to the water infrastructure Before this 11 year old HAD to suffer!! The nation doesn't KNOW what actually IS happening!

Chris Pitch
Community Member
3 years ago

I dislike the 'what do I know' or 'just sayin' things

Randa Ratliff
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn. Master Roast of 2018.

Monica Michelle
Community Member
3 years ago

Is there anything left to say? That girl underlined, stamped, and sealed it

Janice Sutherland
Community Member
3 years ago

Not ACTUALLY, IF American citizens only KNEW what 'others 'are "taking out of our pockets" -from "assistance" for them ! Read my previous post, as an example.

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I upvoted this because that trashy Fox Nation psycho doesn’t know anything and is just racist. But, I really don’t care about what a child claps back with, especially when it really has no direct significance to the topic at hand. I agree with the child and I see the hypocrisy when it comes to funding, but, it’s still an unrelated topic and a distraction from the issue. The issue is immigration and border security. It’s a 21st century problem with a 3rd century solution (build a wall). That’s fucking dumb as fuck and I don’t think people need to toss in all these other issues and muddy the waters (pun). The Fox person and the child are both irrelevant. People are so easily disracted though. Fucking focus for once.

Reginald Joseph
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope. Can't agree.

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Han
Community Member
3 years ago

Amongst the Kalahari, when the men begin to argue, the women and children hide the poison darts so they can't harm each other. Carl Sagan taught me that in one of his talks. Slowly, but surely I'm seeing acts like this occurring. This young Woman, is doing just that. The wall is a weapon against protecting highly vulnerable people seeking shelter. The poison water a threat to life. Words can hold such power when delivered with respect and love. Bravo little sister!! You are so powerful. We hear your voice. There should be a United Children's Nation of Human Rights formed. I want to know how all our children feel!!

Scrooge McCock
Community Member
3 years ago

Snee

Scrooge McCock
Community Member
3 years ago

downvote this

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Board Pan, duh.
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this real life???????????

Alexey Scherbakov
Community Member
3 years ago

In some places tap water is poisoned by the practice of "Fracking" and the government do nothing about it.

Shelby Rinck
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine what we could have done with the 150 BILLION in cash Obama gave to Iran...

Shelby Rinck
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure could have done a lot with the 150 BILLION in cash Obama gave to Iran huh? Don't remember anyone whining about what else we could do with that...

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Clean drinking water is not a privilege it is a right; way to go little miss Flint you have more brains and a better understanding than those who pretend to have. You are the future of your country. Grow up and become a president if some of the others got in on nothing you should be a shoo in!

Tracy Perry
Community Member
3 years ago

Build the qall first. Protect our borders first. Then we can concentrate on the insides of our country. What is so confusing about that?

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Because it won't solve the real problems, at all.

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First Name
Community Member
3 years ago

A country without secured borders isn't a country. Keep illegals out.

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

You're an idiot.

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Joshua Portnof
Community Member
3 years ago

So you all want to give the same government that poisoned you with tainted water MORE money and MORE power... Wrong lesson was learned kid...

Holly Hobby
Community Member
3 years ago

The 11 yr old needs her own show not Tomi. Ugh cannot wait for her 15 minuted to be up.

Tyler Duffy
Community Member
3 years ago

Except for the wall will save Billions from the cost of illegal immigration. After a few years money saved will pay for the wall. All subsequent saved annual money can then be spent on infrastructure. Hey kid, keep being a kid and let the adults handle the big shit.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Can you guys stop acting like you care about money though? If you did, you’d want to stop legal tax evasion by billionaires and companies, and you’d want to stop subsidizing and bailing out billionaires and corporations. They pay less taxes than you do. It isn’t about money. If it were, you’d be attacking a different group.

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Sherry Conroy
Community Member
3 years ago

There won’t be an America or clean water for her if we don’t protect our borders. Period. Hate all you want, I stand firm on building that wal.

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Sherry, learn how to spell "wall" first.

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jamesmcwhirty
Community Member
3 years ago

I genuinely believe that the wall should be built around all of America, forcing them to be introspective, fix their destoyed nation, and stop defelcting their woes on to others. Guns, murder, violence, drugs, obesity, poverty, racism, sexism, religious discimination, unaffordable and unavailable medical care...... I dont think any American truly understands what low regard they are held in by the rest of the world, including other developed nations.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

How will a wall force us to be introspective? Please explain.

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Patrick McKenna
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3 years ago

crying about the cost of the great wall of mexico that'll cost 18 billion to slow down narcotics into the US and illegal aliens, while we blow 1.3 trillion a year on spending. uh huh. Bored panda wants to get political, you got it.

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Ironically, the narcotics you stupid and ignorant rednecks love to consume on a daily basis. Notice how all the methheads live in the redneck strip of the country and not the border.

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dutamulia
Community Member
3 years ago

18 billions/YEAR are gone to support ILLEGAL immigrants welfare, while many our own citizens are homeless, suffering, etc. 5 billions wall will save us plenty in the long run. The kid is right that she knows nothing, yet. 5 Billions might sounds like huge since you're thinking from personal POV, but 5 billions is just a peanut if you look at the big picture. Build the wall.

AliFab
Community Member
3 years ago

This is false. Undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers, therefore they cannot benefit from welfare, medicaid or medicare, food stamps, or any other government programs. Please do some research before sharing falsities.

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Bill
Community Member
3 years ago

Without border control you don't have national sovereignty and cannot take care of its citizens or support a safety net

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah but we have that already. A few scraggly South Americans from deep war torn poverty aren’t going to change anything.

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Lisa Keller-Fawcett
Community Member
3 years ago

What about the billions of dollars pent on political races? Why isn't that money being put to good use for the American public?

Alia G.
Community Member
3 years ago

Because we need the politicians to spur the movements and to be faces

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Robert Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

Rational people point out that this a local government failure. A local democrat led government. Federal government doesn't get involved in local utility problems. But hey what doni know. Im only 52.

James Johns
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

$135 Billion, with a B, spent each year on illegal immigration. Imagine how much of that could go for things like clean water in Flint if we stopped hemorrhaging money towards illegal immigration and invested in border security. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/record-135-billion-a-year-for-illegal-immigration-average-8-075-each-25-000-in-ny This is why 11yr olds don't steer public policy.

Arclight
Community Member
3 years ago

Liberal millennials continue to broadcast their astonishing shortsighted, naïve ignorance in this thread. That little girl is too young to understand the true diabolical nature of the world, including the socialist left value system. The heinous and evil Clinton regime is an extension of the same corrupt, deep state establishment that poisoned the water in Flint and continues the protracted slaughter of innocent children today. Some of you people are really stupid and sick. If you're uniformed and imbecilic enough to believe a physical barrier is not an essential tool to protect the US then you're beyond reproach. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself on the importance of barriers and their use around the globe for millenniums... or just maybe you hate your country enough not to want to protect it

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

But there already is a physical barrier though, despite the fact that most illegals just fly here on visa and never leave. Besides that, broke ass Jose Gomez isn’t really a threat to anyone in a large scale anymore than any irgee broke ass American. If people want to protect the United States then we need to be looking at the threats on the inside, such as corporate welfare and income inequality. People who hate America don’t care at all about that. But I do agree that the opinions of some annoying kid are irrelevant and not something anyone should latch on to.

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Hedgielover98
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3 years ago

How is that shutting him down? How about focusing of fun things and stay off politics.

Donald J. Trump
Community Member
3 years ago

Tomi Lauren is my personal prostitute

Linda Riebel
Community Member
3 years ago

I've already nominated Emma Gonzalez for President. Mari Copeny for Speak of the House!

Linda Riebel
Community Member
3 years ago

I've already nominated Emma Gonzalez for President. Mari Copeny for Speaker of the House!

GeeGee
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3 years ago

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Boredpanda loves dissing our President and our country. This is an idiotic comparison. Same logic is behind--"Children are starving in Africa". So?? The polar caps are melting!" Pick your liberal agenda and use as a counterpoint for any argument.

Meowton Mewsk
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3 years ago

I’m a hardcore liberal and I agree. It’s fucking stupid.

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Melody Lanzatella
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3 years ago

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Unfortunately, things are not that simple. And, it sounds as if giving more money to currently run public schools is a horrible idea, as the kids are the ones SHOWING us that they just become more and more dumbed down and misled!

John Smith
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3 years ago

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Fortunately for Mari, her fellow Michiganders voted Trump. MAGA !!

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

How, dude? Is it just that you’ve dug your heels in or is it because you hate libs or what? How, when all the embarrassing shit is right in your face?

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Ojberretta Berretta
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3 years ago

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but tomi does not have a political mandate so this girl could also write her mayor the demcorat karen weaver

Robert Wiersema
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3 years ago

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Unfortunately the little girl is comparing apples to dinosaurs. The federal government had nothing to do with this locally created disaster. The decision to use bad water was a cost saving move. It should be noted that Michigan spent $857,000,000.00 of local tax money on illegal immigrants in 2017. Perhaps if we had some way to keep these people out Flint would have money for water. Something like, a wall might work. On September 29, 2006, the Fence Act passed in the Senate 80 -19. Why is it everyone thought a wall was a great idea right up until Trump was elected?

Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
3 years ago

Planes, ladders, shovels, rope, missiles, and t-shirt cannons. That's 6 things that render the wall obsolete and are available easily to the public.

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Xiaolaohu
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3 years ago

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We can do afford both wall and water, unfortunately water control rests with local governments, which in Flint is and has been the party of the great one Pres. Obama and not the great orange one, much as I see many things wrong with ALL politicians, this one doesn't belong to Trump, he has no authority over a state issue, the USA is a republic with divided powers between the central/federal government and state and local governments. This kid is passionate and getting things done, bit her vitriol needs to be directed at politicians who can actually fix the issue.

Xiaolaohu
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3 years ago

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Now, if money is the issue, I'm fine with suspending local city council and county official salaries in Flint until the issue is fixed or money found and appropriated.

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Patrick McKenna
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3 years ago

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We need some memes to troll the lies and dumb things obama said his 8 years. "you can keep yer doctor!" "the police acted stupidly" "unemployment can never get to those numbers again"

wusah
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3 years ago

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Nah.. it will be better spent on the wall.

João Ferreira
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3 years ago

Everyone please downvote this into oblivion.

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

The right wing (wrongly) believes that weapons make us stronger. That's what weak people believe. It's all about killing anyone who you don't like. The left wing believes (rightly) that the way to make a nation strong is by educating the populace and keeping them healthy - all the things the right wing thinks are a waste of "their" money.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Not the entire left wing. There are a lot of centrist and corporate leeches in the Democratic Party and lots of establishment trash. Progressives are the one who care about the populace. Progressives are part of the Democratic Party but certainly not the entirely of it.

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Wil Vanderheijden
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3 years ago

I really didn't know that foolishness is contageous. But since the Tangerine Turd is in office, a lot of people are saying more and more stupid, obnoxious and toxic things. And it's spreading faster and faster. The next president of America will have a hell of a job to Make America Halfway Decent Again.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

"Tangerine Turd" wins the Almost Spit My Coffee™ award for today!

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

One of the most sickening aspects of our current political climate is the fact that assholes like her and her ilk make money off whipping people into a frenzy and furthering the divide. :/

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I respect your opinion Wanda, and I agree that Fox News woman is an asshole but damn if I’m not tired of hearing this “furthering the divide” thing. There’s nothing wrong with being divided away from people who are trying to drag us all down. We need to outnumber them, not bridge the gap between us and them.

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Jarno Flinkers
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3 years ago

You know what the biggest problem is? The slogan "America First". That's the kind of shit starting wars. If Putin would speak up saying Russia First (in Russian ofcourse), Trump will lose his orange head, because it's "America first". Don't need to pretend you're superior. That's the thing most stupid people do.

NotMe
Community Member
3 years ago

It's even worst because America is the whole continent, so.... talking about egocentricity 🙄 They do like pretending they're superior.

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Richard Wareham
Community Member
3 years ago

Unfortunately Mari, you are wasting your time trying to debate this with a moron. They just will not listen. Others will though!

Carmen Elena
Community Member
3 years ago

This young lady is amazing! Strong voice, intelligence and knows about priorities.

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
3 years ago

"America first" is a terrible slogan or whatever to use for this crappy argument anyways. When people are dying from treatable diseases, schools are being shot up, etc., in America, and you aren't doing anything about it and instead wanting to build a wall, that's not America first, that's "my ego" first.

CP1986
Community Member
3 years ago

I work in a UK primary school and we have the water tested multiple times a year. Because testing is mandated and it make a lot of sense I'd never given it a lot of thought and so I was genuinely astonished upon reading that this isn't the case in the US.

Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, again, my country is small and crap, being ex-communist and at the tail end of Europe when it comes to everything but internet speed and home-ownership (there, we rule the world * strikes heroic pose*) including water quality, and STILL, we don't have to deal with this kind of shit. If you live in a city, then the water on tap is good to drink (if not exactly tasty, especially in Dobrogea, but that has to do with local hydrographic conditions- if your water table goes through limestone, it's not going to taste great, no matter what you do to it) and you only have to deal with problems in the country if your main source of water is a well, because some aquifers were polluted by industrial run-off during the communist years. Oh yeah, and we never used lead pipes. Ever. That shit's just dangerous. Instead, all our water pipes are steel (for water mains) and/or plastics (inside buildings).

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Darryl Kerrigan
Community Member
3 years ago

It's this stuff that makes you realise how messed up the US can be.

Belle_Pandamonium
Community Member
3 years ago

Norway too is a mess- for some of us economy is terrible due to illness. But not in anyway near the catastrophic mess US is in at this point. It will take years and years... but I do hope it will be better for everyone in America 🇺🇸

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Renee Gauthier
Community Member
3 years ago

I think lead in the water is how Trump got elected.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

Get a grip Barbie- more important things than an imaginary wall. Would be a sad thing for the world if that ridiculous concept got any further than Trump's "join-the-the dots"book

Vilkas
Community Member
3 years ago

It's gonna be hard for Trump to build a wall from his prison cell, you airhead.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

I vote for Trump - to be given a straightjacket and gag - the world will be a saner and safer place. How did Presidential announcements and international diplomacy get replaced by Tweets??? FFS.

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April Simnel
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

When you know "America First" to someone like this Lahren woman is supposed to be a dog whistle for "White People Who Live in the United States ONLY". And, hell, not even all of them, tbh, just the rich. How long will the white middle and working classes of the U.S. allow themselves to be conned? "If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you." As long as some white people think they're both better than, and pretend to be afraid of, non-white people, they're going to allow themselves to be conned by rich white people via paid minions like Miss "I'm not white *enough*; I'll bleach my hair to look as Nordic as possible" Lahren. They're the first ones to try and tell entire races of people that they need to "fix themselves", when they forget that three fingers are pointing right back at them.

Sarah Hoffer
Community Member
3 years ago

Rich or poor, I never voted for that orange blasted blimped narcissistic criminal and I never would. I may be white, but I will only vote for a candidate with the skills and abilities that can do the job, not the one that looks like me or is a particular party. Any person that fell for his BS and hasn't realized their mistake already is not likely to change their opinion and will argue themselves to death. Denial and pride will be ugly when he goes to jail.

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Belle_Pandamonium
Community Member
3 years ago

Up&coming president material! May be the US finally can get a leader FOR people. Not against humans. You go girl! Show them! With love, Norway

Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd vote for her. Mari for president!

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Natalia Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

The US is such a strange country.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Seriously. I can only imagine how we seem to the rest of the world. It can be bizarre living here.

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Tumor Lasagna isn't well known for her intelligence.

Charles Clarke
Community Member
3 years ago

Even if a wall was built across the entire border with Mexico. That's < 10% of our border. You guys are all idiots. And racist against Native Americans.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I’m sorry, Charles. I respect you.

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JP
Community Member
3 years ago

Tomi should just go back to porn.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

It’s sad, when the president of this nation, would rather have a wall, than healthy citizens, of which kids make up ,too. Wonder what’s in your drinking water, Mr. President, sand? Dirt, mud and a bunch of other crap, clouding your brain, and making you completely senseless. @little Miss Flint, I hope you become President one day! I would vote for you!

Will
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree with Mari, clean water is a clear priority over a border wall, but that doesn't mean border security is a non-issue. A country can't be run by choosing a single issue over another single-issue. Running a country is multifaceted. Attention should be given to both problems. Too many people on both the right and left get too focused on things that they think will make the other side look bad. The toxicity in these comments alone is a glaring indicator of how much attention is put on insulting people on the other political side, rather coming together to fix the actual problem. To me, Lahren puts her foot in her mouth more often than not, as does our caricature of a president, but if you want to make a point against someone, calling them names and making fun of them just makes you look petty and unintelligent, which has little to no chance of changing your opponent's mind to your point of view.

Melisa K.
Community Member
3 years ago

You can't seriously believe that poisoned d4inking water is less of an issue than immigration ??? I mean come on...

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Valerie Lessard
Community Member
3 years ago

that's what you get when you vote Biff Tannen as your prez.

depicus
Community Member
3 years ago

The demilitarised zone between North and South Korea not only has fences both sides but an active landmine zone and people still manage to cross that. $5 billion on clean drinking water really should be a no brainer...

Jada Collier
Community Member
3 years ago

Like I always say, Kids are getting better, and Adults are getting worse.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
3 years ago

In today's dollars: The US spent $21.6 billion to win independence, $60.1 billion to keep the nation together and abolish slavery, $6.8 billion on the Spanish American War, $11.3 billion on failed alcohol Prohibition (no clear record of the cost of fighting the wide spread organized crime that it spawned but it cost over $110 billion to bring down just the Mafia), $56 billion to build the A-bomb, $40 billion getting Apollo to the moon, $334 billion on WW1, $4.1 trillion on defeating the Axis powers in WW2, $341 billion in Korea, $738 billion in Vietnam, and the War on Drugs (since 1971) $1 Trillion (the accompanying mass incarceration costs about $80 billion annually) and since 9/11 the combined wars have cost $1.8 trillion. Outstanding student debt has increased by $210 billion since Individual 1 took office and his Excretary of Education Betsy Devos stopped the debt relief programs Obama's Treasury instituted for them.

Don Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

good for her and besides TL is a piece of shat anyways

John Louis
Community Member
3 years ago

On that border wall. Trump's planned wall only extends to the Rio Grande River. How hard is it to cross a river in a canoe or rubber raft?

Keuthonymos
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't see why people are praising this kid. All she's said is "This money could be spent on plumbing" Okay. How? How to we start it? How to we implement it? When? Who do we employ? Where are we going to lay pipelines? Where will the water source come from? Will we have to build another dam? ANYONE can say "I think money should go towards this". That's great, but it's useless. Should I become king because I say money shouldn't be spent on Brexit, but houses for the homeless? Great. Crown me.

Nava
Community Member
3 years ago

Portland Public Schools, where you at?

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
3 years ago

as we can see in this comment most of you dont care about the water supply but about bashing republicans u can deny it but it is obvious since its not the goverments job to do it but the local goverment and the local one is democratic so you avoid pointing out the actual respnsible ones for the flint disaster and again try to blame trump for something the democrats have done karen weaver the democratic mayor is responsible not trump but im pretty sure this girls parents done huge indoctrination that the actual repsonsible person can get away with it as long its a democrat yall gonna bash trump for something he didnt even do veryy very mature

James McMonigle
Community Member
3 years ago

Mari is clearly in her lane!

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
3 years ago

It would have cost $55 million to completely replace the Flint, MI water system. The wall, at $5 billion is 90 times more money. So, we could replace the water supply in roughly 90 cities for the same price. Trump spent $49 million just on the equipment for that attack on the Syrian airport that kept them from flying planes for two hours. Also, there are places in the country that already have WORSE water than Flint! And finally, many people who "arrive" illegally in this country arrived legally but then didn't leave when their visas expired. So, is the wall going to chase them down and shoo them out of the country? That's a damned talented wall, I must say.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
3 years ago

If nothing much has changed since 2016 with Federal help, nothing will change if the city were given funding for an entirely new water system. It was ruined for the residents of Flint years prior by a local government that decided to reprioritize their funding and stop using the proper processing to prevent lead and other contaminants from coming directly through the taps. If you want a revolution, dont blame any US president, and dont ask for more help from the rest of country when there are gatekeepers between you and all the clean water in the world. They keep the funds and do nothing for the water. Remove them permanently.

Janice Sutherland
Community Member
3 years ago

IF...previous Administrations had cared enough AND had done something about illegals for Several Years - Who tried to use fake S.S. #s, and DID -until THEY were "found out"! ...USING our school system money...free bus rides, Free Lunches...When WE pay out of our pockts daily for our own children AND pay taxes to cover these "Free meals" !! AND some illegals' children do not speak English...causing ADDITIONAL teachers needed for them. Maybe some of this money COULD have been applied to the water infrastructure Before this 11 year old HAD to suffer!! The nation doesn't KNOW what actually IS happening!

Chris Pitch
Community Member
3 years ago

I dislike the 'what do I know' or 'just sayin' things

Randa Ratliff
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn. Master Roast of 2018.

Monica Michelle
Community Member
3 years ago

Is there anything left to say? That girl underlined, stamped, and sealed it

Janice Sutherland
Community Member
3 years ago

Not ACTUALLY, IF American citizens only KNEW what 'others 'are "taking out of our pockets" -from "assistance" for them ! Read my previous post, as an example.

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I upvoted this because that trashy Fox Nation psycho doesn’t know anything and is just racist. But, I really don’t care about what a child claps back with, especially when it really has no direct significance to the topic at hand. I agree with the child and I see the hypocrisy when it comes to funding, but, it’s still an unrelated topic and a distraction from the issue. The issue is immigration and border security. It’s a 21st century problem with a 3rd century solution (build a wall). That’s fucking dumb as fuck and I don’t think people need to toss in all these other issues and muddy the waters (pun). The Fox person and the child are both irrelevant. People are so easily disracted though. Fucking focus for once.

Reginald Joseph
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope. Can't agree.

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Han
Community Member
3 years ago

Amongst the Kalahari, when the men begin to argue, the women and children hide the poison darts so they can't harm each other. Carl Sagan taught me that in one of his talks. Slowly, but surely I'm seeing acts like this occurring. This young Woman, is doing just that. The wall is a weapon against protecting highly vulnerable people seeking shelter. The poison water a threat to life. Words can hold such power when delivered with respect and love. Bravo little sister!! You are so powerful. We hear your voice. There should be a United Children's Nation of Human Rights formed. I want to know how all our children feel!!

Scrooge McCock
Community Member
3 years ago

Snee

Scrooge McCock
Community Member
3 years ago

downvote this

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Board Pan, duh.
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this real life???????????

Alexey Scherbakov
Community Member
3 years ago

In some places tap water is poisoned by the practice of "Fracking" and the government do nothing about it.

Shelby Rinck
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine what we could have done with the 150 BILLION in cash Obama gave to Iran...

Shelby Rinck
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure could have done a lot with the 150 BILLION in cash Obama gave to Iran huh? Don't remember anyone whining about what else we could do with that...

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Clean drinking water is not a privilege it is a right; way to go little miss Flint you have more brains and a better understanding than those who pretend to have. You are the future of your country. Grow up and become a president if some of the others got in on nothing you should be a shoo in!

Tracy Perry
Community Member
3 years ago

Build the qall first. Protect our borders first. Then we can concentrate on the insides of our country. What is so confusing about that?

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Because it won't solve the real problems, at all.

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First Name
Community Member
3 years ago

A country without secured borders isn't a country. Keep illegals out.

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

You're an idiot.

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Joshua Portnof
Community Member
3 years ago

So you all want to give the same government that poisoned you with tainted water MORE money and MORE power... Wrong lesson was learned kid...

Holly Hobby
Community Member
3 years ago

The 11 yr old needs her own show not Tomi. Ugh cannot wait for her 15 minuted to be up.

Tyler Duffy
Community Member
3 years ago

Except for the wall will save Billions from the cost of illegal immigration. After a few years money saved will pay for the wall. All subsequent saved annual money can then be spent on infrastructure. Hey kid, keep being a kid and let the adults handle the big shit.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Can you guys stop acting like you care about money though? If you did, you’d want to stop legal tax evasion by billionaires and companies, and you’d want to stop subsidizing and bailing out billionaires and corporations. They pay less taxes than you do. It isn’t about money. If it were, you’d be attacking a different group.

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Sherry Conroy
Community Member
3 years ago

There won’t be an America or clean water for her if we don’t protect our borders. Period. Hate all you want, I stand firm on building that wal.

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Sherry, learn how to spell "wall" first.

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jamesmcwhirty
Community Member
3 years ago

I genuinely believe that the wall should be built around all of America, forcing them to be introspective, fix their destoyed nation, and stop defelcting their woes on to others. Guns, murder, violence, drugs, obesity, poverty, racism, sexism, religious discimination, unaffordable and unavailable medical care...... I dont think any American truly understands what low regard they are held in by the rest of the world, including other developed nations.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

How will a wall force us to be introspective? Please explain.

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Patrick McKenna
Community Member
3 years ago

crying about the cost of the great wall of mexico that'll cost 18 billion to slow down narcotics into the US and illegal aliens, while we blow 1.3 trillion a year on spending. uh huh. Bored panda wants to get political, you got it.

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Ironically, the narcotics you stupid and ignorant rednecks love to consume on a daily basis. Notice how all the methheads live in the redneck strip of the country and not the border.

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