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November 4, 2009

Heads roll in Alberta



Wealth, Power, influence   helps persons to  jump  queue for H1N1 shots too. It is in situations like this one that you can see persons for what they really are and how poor our health system and our leadership is! “Last month a pollster asked Canadians to identify the key strength of our health-care system. An astonishing 90 per cent chose the fact that it is accessible to everyone, free, thanks to the taxpayer.” Now that myth was clearly shattered with the onslaught of the H1N1, swine flu, were undeniable too  many professional persons NOW HAD started to act like swine themselves. The revelations of the many wrong doings come as the World Health Organization warned “intense and persistent” flu transmission continues to be reported in North America, “without evidence of a peak in activity.”  Marie-Eve Bédard, press attache to Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc, said board members of hospitals and donors are not entitled to vaccines ahead of the rest of the population.  So problems and immorality continued to haunt this country’s massive vaccination effort and what It’s only easier for people to do the right thing when there’s some shame attached to doing the wrong one. I one being aware of the existance of the much too many liars, spin doctors we have now in Canada found it very hilarious the values false justifications, excuse used to falsely try to approuve  the swine queue jumping.. for it did not change also the fact, this tip of the iceberg now  too,  I can assure you that vaccinations alone are not the main unacceptable issue, but more  specifically the health treatment actually available to all now as well..


Worst yet to come  Edmonton Sun –  Health officials are warning Albertans to brace for a boom in the number of people who will fall severely ill with H1N1 as the virus hits its peak.

H1N1 patient influx expected Calgary Sun

Alberta hospitals feel flu pressure Vancouver Sun – – The Canadian Press – Metro Canada – Edmonton


 A senior staff member within Alberta Health Services has been turfed after members of the Calgary Flames were able to jump the queue and receive H1N1 vaccines. In a statement released today, AHS officials said they only learned of the situation on Monday. An investigation was launched. “Disciplinary action has been taken, resulting in the dismissal today of the most senior staff member involved,” says the statement. “An investigation is continuing and may result in further disciplinary action.” The statement was signed by Ken Hughes, chairman of the Alberta Health Services Board and Dr. Stephen Duckett, president and chief executive officer.


‘The special treatment … is unacceptable to us and contrary to all of our existing protocols and processes. I apologize for this breach of our duty to Albertans.’—Stephen Duckett, Alberta Health Services “I think it sends the message that this will not be tolerated,” said Alberta Health Minister Ron Liepert, adding that he does not know who the dismissed worker is, or why he or she decided to approve the clinic — held on Friday at an unnamed health centre — for the hockey team.   Top officials said they did not know about the arrangements for the Flames organization until Monday. “The decision to allow preferential access to the Flames and their families was a serious error in judgment on the part of the staff involved,” said Stephen Duckett, president and CEO of the board, in the statement

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This is a perfect picture of what two tier health care systems look like. The rich get richer and those with money can buy their health care coverage/care. The Flames should be ashamed. Alberta Health Services should be investigated. How did the money/vaccine exchange happen and who’s pocket was filled. I am disgusted.Albertans have let there government get far to comfortable. 30 years in power says, we can do anything and you sheep will continue to vote for us. The governments should fear its people and yours does not.



Ont. minister says she’s outraged at reports that celebrity athletes got H1N1 vaccine  TORONTO – Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews vowed Thursday to investigate whether celebrity athletes jumped the queue for the swine flu shot while other groups are being forced to wait as the province’s supply dwindles. Minister slams H1N1 shots for Leafs, Raptors.  She said she shares the outrage sparked by reports that professional hockey and basketball players in Toronto got the shot even though the province doesn’t have enough yet to vaccinate school-age children.

Toronto hospital board got H1N1 shots early – Members of the board of directors at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital were given H1N1 shots last Monday, at a time when many people in priority groups had yet to be immunized. Shortage or not they used their position to beat the system. If you’re rich, famous or connected it seems you don’t have to wait.  Everyone else though…be patient.  Anyone but me tired of hearing ” we jumped to the front of the line because we did not know there was going to be a shortage? ” In whose world does that make it right when pregnant woman and small children spend hours standing in line? Not fair! These people should have had the decency to let the high-risk groups go first.  Sounds like the bureaucrats are looking after themselves again. Buffalo Jump said: “In Alberta they fired the person who made special arrangements for the Flames.   What is going to happen in Ontario?”  Nothing. This is Ontario

Hospital directors and professional athletes were  jumping ahead of children, pregantn women  to get their H5N1 flu shots, Health Minister Deb Matthews says.At least seven Toronto hospitals have given the scarce H1N1 vaccine to their Boards and Governors. Mount Sinai, St. Michael’s, Sunnybrook, Bridgepoint and the University Health Network’s three hospitals are among the list.  Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer addressed this yesterday saying hospital board members are not health-care workers and therefore are not entitled to the shot unless they suffer from a pre-existing medical condition. As of yesterday, the two big London hospitals had vaccinated 5,000 staff. Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said yesterday that hospitals should stop making vaccine available to board members and false priorities. Meanwhile, some flu clinics are expected to run out of vaccine this weekend.

MONTREAL – Quebec’s health minister has criticized preferential access to H1N1 vaccines that have been brought to light across the province.  Yves Bolduc told a news conference Saturday he disapproved of a Montreal hospital’s decision to vaccinate its top donors. Bolduc said no special privileges should be given for vaccinations in the province.  Media reports say a few weeks ago, Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital inoculated 200 donors who weren’t on priority lists.  According to hospital officials, the donors spend a lot of time in the medical centre and come in contact with patients.  Earlier this week, vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline was criticized for immunizing its employees and their families ahead of many priority groups.  In Ontario, board members at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital got the H1N1 shot last week and the University Health Network is offering the vaccine to its board and executives, along with nurses, doctors, volunteers and other hospital workers.
Winnipeg’s 12 H1N1 immunization clinics will be closed until Thursday unless a new shipment of vaccine arrives ahead of schedule. Winnipeg closes H1N1 clinics until next week


*** I can assure you that vaccinations alone are not the main unacceptable issue, but more  specifically the health treatment to all now as well.. for years ago I specially had written to all that I had interviewed a senior  nurse at the Montreal Jewish general Hospital for their selection criteria for essential surgery and she told me the committee chooses on the basis of 3 selections :
1: Relatives of Hospital workers, and doctors
2: Young people under 30 year old
3: Rich, influential persons.
and so nothing unacceptably has changed here decades later now too? 


One’s false denial can be an ACTIVE disregard for facts and circumstances or a more subtle expression of ones unreal personal preferences, their fanatsy.
Denial, it is very very common when many an individual, even amongst so called professionals, even in pastors now included,  are openly confronted with their own wrong doings, that they resort to a false denial. When confronted with the truth the denier they  often respond with a similar personal counter attack remark as   ”you are crazy”. “I reject your reality… and substitute my own.” Their false denial, diversion, distortion does not change the negative reality about themselves still though. Denial too often can be  further disastrous upon themselves and others.. Sadly it is a negative natural human tendency to devolve into denial.”  It’s not just a moral compass that’s lacking, but the ability to honest, or to stand apart. Denial often comes out of a false pride, a fear of being openly exposed as being wrong. Denial is a false convenient escape, excuse for inaction  for persons now  facing a situation that requires a decision or action that conflicts with his or her established past policy. For denial is not seeing data at all or seeing it and coming to an erroneous conclusion within oneself.
Denial (also called abnegation) is a defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence, a mechanism of the immature mind that conflicts with the ability to learn from and cope with reality. The subject may now deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether (simple denial), admit the fact but deny its seriousness (minimization) or admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility (transference). The concept of denial is particularly related to the denial of one’s addiction to alcohol for example, or to one slandering others, abusing them stealing, lying.. their denial or their  minimization of their own wrong doings is the  essential part of what enables them next to to continue his or her behavior in the face of evidence that, to an outsider, that is   overwhelming.   “The American Heart Association cites denial as a principal reason that treatment of a heart attack is delayed. Because the symptoms are so varied, and often have other potential explanations, the opportunity exists for the patient to deny the emergency, often with fatal consequences. It is common for patients to delay mammograms or other tests because of a fear of cancer, even though this is clearly maladaptive.”

Types of Denial include now the Denial of fact: This form of denial is where someone avoids a fact by lying. This lying can take the form of an outright falsehood (commission), leaving out certain details in order to tailor a story (omission), This form of denial involves avoiding personal responsibility by blaming, minimizing or justifying.   Denial of responsibilityDenial of impact: avoiding thinking about or understanding the harms their behavior have caused to themselves or others.  Denial of awareness: they do not admit any previous awareness of the negative reality.  Denial of cycle: Denial of cycle is where a person avoids looking at their decisions leading up to an event or does not consider their pattern of decision making and how harmful behavior is repeated. Denial of denial:  This latter form of denial typically overlaps with all of the other forms of denial, but involves more self-delusion. People in a false denial are really nuts, delusional.. One’s false denial is often based on a false assumption  of one’s past great success and often precedes their own severe personal failure next  due to a personal disconnect with real life. Illustrated fully by the story of the Emperor with new clothes.

There are tools and practices that we can implement to overcome the psychological trap of denial. Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants  who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.    
People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.

Canadians want a full cell phone while driving ban:


It used to be that impaired driving, driving drunk, or in rage, or under the influence of drugs caused the majority of traffic deaths.. but undeniably a new breed of killers and murderers have now emerged on the highway.. the people who talk and drive..


It is understandable and not unreasonable that many Canadians want a full  cell phone  while driving ban: new study    A new survey on the use of cell phones while driving shows that half of Canadians think the distracting practice should be banned — and also suggests that people’s initial resistance to such a law would recede over time.  Support for cell phone driving ban goes up with age: poll  Half of Canadians support a  complete cell phone ban while driving


EDMONTON — When Tammy Henkel hits the road in Edmonton, she turns off her cellphone and stores it in the trunk until she arrives at her destination. That wasn’t always the case for the interior designer, but became a new, urgent, self-imposed rule in 2007 after her 70-year-old mother was hit and killed by an Edmonton Transit driver while she was crossing on a green walk light near the Edmonton Journal at 101st Street and Macdonald Drive. A court witness said the bus driver had been talking on her cellphone minutes before she made a right-hand turn directly into Norah Tomlin Henkel. The driver was fined $2,000, had her driver’s licence suspended for three months and was found guilty of careless driving and failing to yield to a pedestrian.


The B. C. government announced Tuesday that it plans to ban texting while driving. The new law will also prohibit new drivers from talking on their cellphones, while experienced drivers would be limited to the use of hands-free telephones, the Liberals said. “There’s lots of distractions in motor vehicles and we need to limit those distractions,” Solicitor General Kash Heed. Four provinces have banned the use of hand-held cellphones while driving: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Ontario

Together, Liberal British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec speak for three-quarters of Canadians.

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Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY
Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivers’ life expectancy: study
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage  drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED?  or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed?  SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..



It’s all merely dirty politics. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s law-and-order Conservatives have no valid reason to kill off Canada’s rifle and shotgun registry,  machine gun and submachine gun (both classified as “long guns”), beyond pandering to their rural constituencies. Sadly the Harper government nudged forward a private member’s bill in the Commons last week that would kill the long gun registry and deprive police of a crime-fighting tool they find helpful. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police   strongly support the registry, and argue, rightly, that Canada’s 2 million gun owners “need to be accountable” for their 7 million firearms.  And guns that are duly registered to hunters, farmers and target shooters are also likelier to be disarmed, carefully stored under lock and key, kept out of criminals’ hands and not loaned out to unlicensed people. That makes life safer for us all. Scrapping the registry is a politically motivated move with no policy rationale.–distorting-the-gun-facts

Vote to kill gun registry exposes rural-urban split Globe and Mail –   OTTAWA – From Thursday’s Globe and Mail Published on Thursday, Nov. 05, 2009 12:00AM EST Last updated on Thursday, Nov. 05, 2009 2:25AM EST The House of Commons dealt a major blow to the federal long gun registry last night

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A decision by MPs in Ottawa to repeal the federal long-gun registry was met with harsh criticism by the Quebec government and law-enforcement groups across the country.MPs voted 164-137 yesterday evening to repeal the federal long-gun registry, despite police assertions that it saves lives. The private member’s bill, sponsored by Conservative backbencher Candice Hoeppner, had the backing of all the Tories. All Bloc Québécois MPs voted against. Other than the Tories, the only Quebec MP to vote for the bill was Portneuf’s André Arthur, an independent.  It’s an added tool for police to protect women against violence in their homes,  Law enforcement groups were also upset with yesterday’s vote.

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Guns and flu. The Liberals are charging that while the Harper Tories are bungling communications around the H1N1 flu vaccine they are providing stellar communications over their bill to abolish the contentious long-gun registry. Priorities, priorities, priorities. In advance of tonight’s vote in the House of Commons to scrap the registry, the Tories have been “hitting about 10 of our ridings … heavy,” a veteran Liberal strategist says. “They have big radio buys as well.”  In fact, in Liberal MP Mark Eyking’s Cape Breton riding, the Conservatives are running six to 10 ads a day asking people to call his office, the strategist says. In PEI Liberal MP Wayne Easter’s riding the Tories are circulating flyers that say, “The failed long-gun registry. Hard on farmers and hunters. Useless against real criminals. YOUR Member of Parliament, Wayne Easter, worked to support the registry AND end the amnesty. Is that the support you expect you’re your local MP?”  The strategist adds: “Nothing on H1N1 but … vote against the registry.”

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Opposition leaders claim their hands are tied. Sadly, they cannot stop their MPs from helping the Conservatives pass Bill C-391 today, which eliminates the need to register rifles and shotguns and requires that the records on more than 7 million guns be destroyed.Jack Layton says he must allow a free vote because it is a private member’s bill. Just a few short months ago, both he and Michael Ignatieff made impassioned speeches supporting gun control. But this is a private member’s bill in name only. The Conservative government is firmly behind it. The Conservative party is spending thousands of dollars on a media campaign targeting specific opposition MPs and bragging about it.Just weeks shy of the 20th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, the opposition will help Stephen Harper pass this bill. The parents of the Polytechnique victims called the registry a monument to the memory of their daughters killed that day. In spite of the problems with the implementation, the firearms registry is used 10,000 times a day. It has helped remove guns from dangerous people and solve crimes.


While Harper continues to allow more guns.. he has meanwhile mismanged most everything else too.. the senators he has appointed even.


Canadians who fear their hard-earned tax money is disappearing down a black hole will no doubt be relieved to learn they are actually investing in government mismanagement on a grand scale.  Auditor general Sheila Fraser’s latest compendium of federal misdeeds calls into question the basic competence of a Conservative government already under fire over stimulus squander and the current flu-shot fiasco.  Surprising only to those awaking from a long coma, Fraser concluded that Stephen Harper’s government of big cardboard cheques is far better at making announcements than actually implementing them. Some of Fraser’s findings would be worthy of a comedic spoof were the consequences not so dire. The Department of Public Safety, for instance, is responsible for co-ordinating national responses to large-scale emergencies, disasters and other crises such as the current H1N1 flu pandemic.  Most ordinary Canadians probably believe that preparing and dealing with catastrophe is rather fundamental to the whole concept of government.  Apparently not.  Fraser found that while the public safety department has a “federal emergency response plan,” it never has actually been implemented. The department also has spent a fortune and many memos to co-ordinate police, firefighters, medical and ambulance crews in response to a major disaster.  Nothing concrete Years later, Fraser reports, they still don’t even have compatible walkie-talkies.  The auditor general says the public safety department has made progress in the areas of “strategy, framework and plan development.”  The only thing missing is “what concrete steps it would take to co-ordinate federal action in the event of an actual emergency of national significance.” Details. Details. Over the past three years, the Harper government has announced no end of measures to bring order to the chaos that is Canada’s immigration and refugee system.  Fraser notes, for instance, that the backlog of skilled workers waiting to get into the country could take up to 25 years to eliminate.  In response, the Conservatives introduced “sweeping changes” almost two years ago that promised to fast-track foreign skilled workers to meet specific needs of the labour market.  It all sounded good in the press release.  But as Fraser notes: “We saw little evidence that this shift is part of any clear strategy to best meet Canada’s labour needs.” The measures did manage to reduce the old queue of more than 600,000 skilled workers by 6% last year, mainly by rejecting new applicants or putting them in a different lineup. Canada Health Infoway is a federal agency that has spent $1.6 billion since 2001, leading the development of a national system of electronic health records. Fraser notes the agency has been fabulously successful at planning, consulting, developing mechanisms, standards and management systems galore. Unfulfilled promises  The only things missing are electronic medical records, still only available to a small fraction of sick Canadians. The Canadian International Development Agency will dole out more than $4 billion of taxpayers’ money in foreign aid this year, but Fraser reports finding no real plan to ensure the money goes where it will do the most good. Over at National Defence, the procurement department has so far managed to spend three years buying new light armoured vehicles for our troops in Afghanistan, preferably before they leave.  So far, the project is only 120% over budget.


Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. His vassal-subjects must be committed to Peace. The Prince of Peace had commanded us to love our enemies. True Christians are willing to follow Christ to the cross (Matthew 16:25; 1 Peter 2:21). Real Christians are still always first led by the Holy Spirit should be pacifist and not by the still mostly secular, ungodly Americans, war loving fools..


Jesus has said, lived real Christians led by the Holy Spirit should be pacifists and not war mongers.. Jesus died for sinners, he did not want his disciples to take up arms and protect him or to revenge his death.. ” I do think it is more than fair to say that, historically, Christians have always attempted to be–and have always publicly taught the importance of being–peacemakers. Historically, Christians have preached–and tried to practice–love and brotherhood. The early church was born in a baptism of love and unity. Oh sure, there were always individual misunderstandings and differences, but, on the whole, the church was a loving, caring, compassionate ecclesia. The disciples of our Lord were called “Christians” first by the Gentiles of Antioch, because of the manner in which the disciples reminded them of Christ’s nature and teachings. I never thought I would hear myself say what I’m about to say, but the truth is, the term “Christian” today means anything but Christ-like. To many people today, “Christian” refers to some warmongering, mean-spirited, throw-anyone-to-the-wolves-who-crosses-them person, who then has the audacity to look down their nose in contempt against anyone who disagrees with them for even the smallest reason. And the word “church” has the stigma of being simply an enclave of warmongers to many people today. And that, my friends, is one reason so many people are so turned off with today’s Christianity. And I can’t say that I blame them. I’m turned off too! this blind support for illegal, immoral, unconstitutional war is anything but Christian. Not only is it turning people against our country among people abroad, it is turning our own countrymen against the Christ we Christians claim to love right here at home. I dare say that the modern Warfare State would grind to a screeching halt tomorrow if evangelical Christians would simply stop supporting it! And the thing that most evangelical Christians fail to realize is that the Warfare State is one of the primary tools that the evil one is using to usher in his devilish New World Order that even babes in Christ know to be of Satan. Hence, Christians are helping to promote the very thing that Satan, himself, is using to enslave them. if we Christians do not quickly repent of this bloodlust that seems to dominate evangelical Christianity today (spiritually and militarily), the word that was first used by un-churched Gentiles to describe Christ’s followers will be used as a curse-word to describe those who facilitated the ruination of our country.”…ns-warmongers/


Five American missionaries flew into Ecuador’s Amazon jungle 38 years ago in a yellow Piper. A week later they were all dead, speared in an act of self defence by primitive Indians who believed they were cannibals. Hidden from modern civilization in the Amazon rain forest, the Waodani were caught in a generations-old culture of violence. Sixty percent of adult deaths were homicides All five victims were young. Nate Saint was 32; James Elliot of Portland, Ore., 28; Edward McCully of Milwaukee, 28; Peter Fleming of Seattle, 27, and Roger Youderian of Lansing, Mich., 31. Although the missionaries were armed, they chose to fire their guns into the air instead of shooting the Indians. It was an Ironic act of sacrifice because the event next marks an end to the Indians killing when one of the dead missionaries spouses next still went to minister to the same Indians. They here did not buy more guns to kill them now next too. Steve Saint when his mother told him of his father’s death, Saint recalled, “I couldn’t imagine there was any reason to go on living.” Elliot’s widow, Elisabeth Elliot, who wrote a book on the incident, and Saint’s sister, Rachel Saint, went to live with the Waodani along with an adopted Waodani girl. They won over suspicious tribes people by treating children for polio and other diseases.The missionaries taught them the Creator did not want them to spear, and that his son had died by the spear but had not speared back. Within a few years, the tribe’s homicide rate dropped by 90 percent. About 20 percent became Christians. Many of Waodani learned faith through the missionaries’ actions, not their words. In 1958, two Huaorani women told Rachel Saint and Elisabeth Elliot, James Elliot’s widow, that the Indians had come to recognize that the killings were a mistake. The Huaorani and American women returned with Dayuma to the tribe to finish the missionaries’ work. Rachel Saint and Dayuma still live in the village of Tonampare, a muddy clearing ringed by tin-roofed shacks near Palm Beach.Steve Saint went on to grow up among the Waodani tribesmen that had killed the five missionaries. He befriended one of the tribesmen who speared his father. Saint says it never occurred to him to be bitter about his father’s death because his mother wasn’t. “By the time I went in to live with them, I already knew these people were very special to us,” said Saint, who now lives in Ocala, Fla. In 1994, when Saint returned to Ecuador to help bury his Aunt Rachel, the Waodani insisted he and his family stay there to teach them the ways of modern life. He obliged. Living in a rustic shack with his wife and children, Saint taught the Waodani dental and medical techniques, how to run a trading post and how to fly. Later, he set up the Indigenous Peoples Technology and Education Center, a Florida-based concern that provides tools and training to native people. Real Christian love overcomes even death, killings..





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