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Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 31.05.2020 16:46
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Policing in the US is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy
Police treatment of two CNN reporters at a George Floyd protest shows the US has opposite systems of justice – one for white people, one for people of color
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre...white-supremacy


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 31.05.2020 16:47
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Robert F Kennedy Announcing The Death Of Martin Luther King - A Great Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoKzCff8...teQqLPhE35SCAMQ


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 31.05.2020 16:50
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First
Calling for a more measured way to express opposition to police brutality, critics slammed demonstrators Thursday for recklessly looting businesses without forming a private equity firm first. “Look, we all have the right to protest, but that doesn’t mean you can just rush in and destroy any business without gathering a group of clandestine investors to purchase it at a severely reduced price and slowly bleed it to death,” said Facebook commenter Amy Mulrain, echoing the sentiments of detractors nationwide who blasted the demonstrators for not hiring a consultant group to take stock of a struggling company’s assets before plundering. “I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn’t just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts and across-the-board terminations. It’s disgusting to put workers at risk by looting. You do it by chipping away at their health benefits and eventually laying them off. There’s a right way and wrong way to do this.” At press time, critics recommended that protestors hold law enforcement accountable by simply purchasing the Minneapolis police department from taxpayers.
https://www.theonion.com/protestors-crit...t-fo-1843735351

(Achtung: Satire.)


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 31.05.2020 17:01
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

This Isn’t a Few Bad Apples. The Police Are Rotten to the Core.
What the last few weeks, and the last three days, have made clear is that police reform is useless, most certainly as a policy and probably even as a thought exercise.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-isnt-...ten-to-the-core


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 31.05.2020 17:04
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO HOLD POLICE REMOTELY ACCOUNTABLE
In nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin faced at least 17 misconduct complaints, none of which derailed his career.

Over the years, civilian review boards came and went, and a federal review recommended that the troubled department improve its system for flagging problematic officers.

All the while, Mr. Chauvin tussled with a man before firing two shots, critically wounding him. He was admonished for using derogatory language and a demeaning tone with the public. He was named in a brutality lawsuit. But he received no discipline other than two letters of reprimand.
It was not until Mr. Chauvin, 44, was seen in a video with his left knee pinned to the neck of a black man, prone for nearly nine minutes and pleading for relief, that the officer, who is white, was suspended, fired and then, on Friday, charged with murder.

His case is not unusual. Critics say the department, despite its long history of accusations of abuse, never fully put in place federal recommendations to overhaul the way in which it tracks complaints and punishes officers — with just a handful over the years facing termination or severe punishment.
Even as outrage has mounted over deaths at the hands of the police, it remains notoriously difficult in the United States to hold officers accountable, in part because of the political clout of police unions, the reluctance of investigators, prosecutors and juries to second-guess an officer’s split-second decision and the wide latitude the law gives police officers to use force.
https://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/202...ely-accountable



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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 19:03
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Trump Justice Department Killed Police Reform Programs That Could Have Helped Minneapolis
Instead of helping cities change police practices, the Justice Department is threatening to turn federal resources on protesters.

As protests rage across the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, the Justice Department is once again brushing aside its mandate to bring broader reform to troubled police departments that have lost ― or never had ― their community’s trust.

Since President Donald Trump took office, his appointees at the Justice Department have all but eliminated the federal government’s police reform work. The Civil Rights Division’s police practices group has shrunk by half, and it hasn’t opened any major pattern-or-practice investigations that could rein in police departments that regularly violate constitutional rights.

The Trump administration effectively killed a collaborative reform initiative created by DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services that allowed cities to voluntarily implement reform, a move that left the local officials who had partnered with DOJ feeling abandoned.

Under Attorney General William Barr and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions before him, the Trump Justice Department has subscribed to a “bad apples” view of policing that dismisses systemic problems in local police departments that make unconstitutional policing routine. Sessions rolled back police reform even though he conceded he hadn’t actually read any of the DOJ police department investigations he described as “anecdotal.” Barr recently said that communities that don’t show more respect for law enforcement “might find themselves without the police protection they need.” ...
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-doj...skip=1591025102


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 21:35
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Trump dismissing advice to tone down rhetoric, address the nation
The president’s advisers have been divided over what role he should take in responding to widest unrest the country has seen in decades.

President Donald Trump has dismissed advice from allies urging him to tone down his rhetoric and held back so far on making a formal address to the nation as cities across the country faced another night of protest over the death of George Floyd.

Instead, he spent the day on Twitter, doubling down on a strategy of calling for stronger police tactics, a move critics say is only worsening the situation. ...
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-h...nation-n1220736


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 21:39
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

MAN WHO SPENT THE WEEKEND IN A BUNKER DEMANDS “WEAK” GOVERNORS “DOMINATE” PROTESTERS
Donald Trump let loose on state leaders in a phone call addressing protests around the killing of George Floyd.

Donald Trump, who spent much of the weekend sequestered in the White House—and at one point was reportedly whisked away to an underground bunker—as protests over the brutal police killing of a George Floyd raged across the country, admonished state leaders in an unhinged conference call Monday, urging governors to “toughen up.” “You have to dominate,” the president said, in remarks obtained by CBS News and other outlets. “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run you over. You’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”

Saying protesters had made state leaders look like “fools,” the president called on governors to “arrest people...track people...put them in jail for 10 years.” “You’ll never see this stuff again,” Trump added, claiming other nations view the United States as a “pushover” for allowing the demonstrations. “We can’t be a pushover,” he said, calling governors “weak.” “We have all the resources. It’s not like we don’t have the resources. So, I don’t know what you’re doing.”

The rant echoed public remarks Trump has made on Twitter amid the protests. Last week, as demonstrations in Minneapolis escalated, Trump wrote that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”—an apparent violent threat. After protesters rallied outside the White House Friday, Trump tweeted the next morning that anyone who reached the fence of the complex would be “greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen,” calling to mind some of the ugliest scenes of the civil rights movement, in which police sicced dogs on black protesters. He went even further in his remarks to governors Monday, implying that his administration would more aggressively clamp down on the demonstrations: “We will activate Bill Barr and activate him very strongly,” he said.

Trump has demonstrated a stunning lack of leadership during the turmoil, which has played out against the backdrop of a deadly pandemic and mounting economic hardship. Unable to meet the moment, he singled out individual states in his rant Monday for what he described as an insufficient response—including New York and Minnesota, two epicenters of the protests. “They were a laughingstock all over the world,” Trump said. “I’ve never seen anything like it, and the whole world was laughing.” According to the Washington Post, he and Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker got into a testy exchange on the call, with Pritzker calling out the president’s rhetoric and the president replying that “he doesn’t like Pritzker’s rhetoric either” and accusing the Democrat of mishandling his state’s coronavirus response.

Like his comments over the past week, Trump’s rant on Monday is likely to make the standoff even worse, and makes clear that the president cares more about the optics of protests than the optics of ongoing police violence. “We’re going to have it under much more control,”he promised. “We’re going to clamp down very, very strong.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/06/...nate-protesters


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#9

RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 21:41
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Trump Calls Protesters ‘Terrorists’ and Urges Governors to Seek ‘Retribution’
President Trump, in a call with governors, said they would look like “jerks” if they did not toughen their response to protesters. “Someone throwing a rock is like shooting a gun. You have to do retribution.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/po...-governors.html


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 21:43
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Biden meets with protesters as Trump hides in bunker tweeting and inciting violence
Joe Biden has met with black community leaders and spoken with big-city mayors in the wake of the protests over the death of George Floyd.

As protests break out in cities across the country over the death on May 25 of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, knelt on his neck, the actions of Donald Trump and of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in response are a study in contrasts.

Biden has been visible. He visited the site of a protest in his home state of Delaware; met with leaders of the black community in Wilmington to listen to their concerns; and he planned to hold a virtual roundtable Monday afternoon with the mayors of St. Paul, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.

Observers note that Biden is taking actions ordinarily expected of a president in such situations. ...
https://americanindependent.com/joe-bide...-2020-election/


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 21:51
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
by Barack Obama
As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change.
Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times. But I believe there are some basic lessons to draw from past efforts that are worth remembering.
First, the waves of protests across the country represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system in the United States. The overwhelming majority of participants have been peaceful, courageous, responsible, and inspiring. They deserve our respect and support, not condemnation — something that police in cities like Camden and Flint have commendably understood.. ...

... Finally, the more specific we can make demands for criminal justice and police reform, the harder it will be for elected officials to just offer lip service to the cause and then fall back into business as usual once protests have gone away. The content of that reform agenda will be different for various communities. A big city may need one set of reforms; a rural community may need another. Some agencies will require wholesale rehabilitation; others should make minor improvements. Every law enforcement agency should have clear policies, including an independent body that conducts investigations of alleged misconduct. Tailoring reforms for each community will require local activists and organizations to do their research and educate fellow citizens in their community on what strategies work best.
But as a starting point, here’s a report and toolkit developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and based on the work of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing that I formed when I was in the White House. And if you’re interested in taking concrete action, we’ve also created a dedicated site at the Obama Foundation to aggregate and direct you to useful resources and organizations who’ve been fighting the good fight at the local and national levels for years. ...
https://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-m...ge-9fa209806067

https://www.obama.org/wp-content/uploads/Toolkit.pdf


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#12

RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 22:53
von Nante | 8.366 Beiträge | 16454 Punkte

Der Rechtsstaat USA hat zur Zeit ein wenig zu kämpfen. Imponierend ist, mit wie wenig Gewalt die Staatsorgane auskommen.....


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 01.06.2020 23:14
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte
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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 00:15
von Hans Bergman | 18.161 Beiträge | 54708 Punkte

Zitat von Nante im Beitrag #12
Der Rechtsstaat USA hat zur Zeit ein wenig zu kämpfen. Imponierend ist, mit wie wenig Gewalt die Staatsorgane auskommen.....

In 28 Jahren mit Mauer kamen durch Grenzschützer in der DDR etwa 140 Menschen ums Leben (5 pro Jahr).
Allein im Jahre 2017 wurden in den USA 987 Menschen durch die Polizei getötet, bis zum Juli 2019 waren es bereits 505. Fast schon so etwas wie ein staatlich organisierter Amoklauf.
Das unterscheidet den Rechtssaat vom Unrechtsstaat.
Hab ich was übersehen? Ach ja, die USA sind ja die Guten...



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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 00:23
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Protesters Tear-Gassed for Trump ‘Law and Order’ Photo Op
Demonstrators were peacefully protesting near the White House when police unleashed tear gas on the crowd.

The tear gas had apparently been used to break up protesters near St. John’s Episcopal Church, which had been partially lit on fire Sunday night, so that Trump could take a photo in front of the house of worship after his speech. Trump, standing for several minutes with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Attorney General Bill Barr, and others, held up a Bible in front of the church as cameras flashed. ...
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cops-tear-...-garden-remarks



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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 02:44
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Trump’s Former Communications Director Accuses Him Of “Inciting a Race War”
Anthony Scaramucci has accused Donald Trump of stoking the fires of a race war. The former White House Communications Director offered searing criticism over the weekend.

Scaramucci worked for the Trump administration for 10 days in 2017 before resigning over an indiscreet interview. Though he became a pro-Trump commentator for a period, he later turned on his former boss.
“The Racist in Chief is inciting a race war while the Republicans remain silent,” Scaramucci tweeted on Sunday as protests over the death of George Floyd continued.
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/06/01/...a-race-war.html


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 02:49
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Repugnian Congressman und trumski Arschkriecher:

Matt Gaetz@mattgaetz
Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?
12:48 PM · Jun 1, 2020


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 02:54
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

John McCain's ehemaliger Campaignmanager:

Steve Schmidt@SteveSchmidtSES
Trump lacks the intellectual ability to process what is happening and why.
He lacks the mental composition and fortitude to make smart decisions in a crisis.
He lacks the moral authority to speak to the nation at a moment of crisis. America is in chaos and without a President
11:53 PM · May 31, 2020

Und ehemaliges Parteimitglied der GOP. Als es die noch gab.



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#19

RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 07:23
von Rico | 1.660 Beiträge | 16600 Punkte
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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 09:21
von Hans Bergman | 18.161 Beiträge | 54708 Punkte

Laut offizieller Obduktion war Floyd herzkrank und litt an Bluthochdruck. Außerdem sei bei ihm eine "Fentanylvergiftung" sowie die vor kurzer Zeit erfolgte Einnahme von Methamphetaminen festgestellt worden
Todesursache sei ein Herz-Kreislauf-Stillstand infolge von "Druck auf den Nacken"

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/e...b4-afeaed42dd60

Sein Herz war in diesem Moment quasi versagensbereit - das konnte der Polizist aber nicht wissen.



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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 09:32
von Nante | 8.366 Beiträge | 16454 Punkte

Zitat von Hans Bergman im Beitrag #20
Sein Herz war in diesem Moment quasi versagensbereit - das konnte der Polizist aber nicht wissen.


Wie gemein von Floyd. Der wollte doch bloß dem Polizisten schaden.


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 12:18
von Corto | 1.526 Beiträge | 14090 Punkte

Hiess es nicht, der Polizist solle wegen Mordes vor Gericht?
Was sind die Unruhen dann noch anderes als Massenrandale?

Im Extremfall geben sie Trump sogar einen perfekten Vorwand, einen (temporären) Polizeistaat a la Putin zu errichten...


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 14:09
von Rico | 1.660 Beiträge | 16600 Punkte

Zitat von Corto im Beitrag #22
Hiess es nicht, der Polizist solle wegen Mordes vor Gericht?
Was sind die Unruhen dann noch anderes als Massenrandale?

Im Extremfall geben sie Trump sogar einen perfekten Vorwand, einen (temporären) Polizeistaat a la Putin zu errichten...

Sehe ich auch so.
Hätte Trump sich der Familie des Opfers unangemessen verhalten oder das Opfer verhöhnt, dann wäre so manches akzeptabel. Trauer ist für mich nicht gleichbedeutend mit politischer Instrumentalisierung von Toten.


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 14:14
von Nante | 8.366 Beiträge | 16454 Punkte

Zitat von Nante im Beitrag #21
Zitat von Hans Bergman im Beitrag #20
Sein Herz war in diesem Moment quasi versagensbereit - das konnte der Polizist aber nicht wissen.


Wie gemein von Floyd. Der wollte doch bloß dem Polizisten schaden.



Warum hast Du Deinen Folgebeitrag gelöscht? Der war doch richtig gut.


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RE: Polizeigewalt, Rioting und Rassismus in USA

in Politik 02.06.2020 15:04
von Willie | 28.433 Beiträge | 137868 Punkte

Amerikas Wut, Trumps Versagen
Die Proteste in vielen US-Großstädten offenbaren die grundsätzlichen Probleme in der amerikanischen Gesellschaft - und den Unwillen des Präsidenten, sie zu lösen.

Klar, Amerika ist immer leicht durchschaut. Das Land wird von einem irrlichternden Präsidenten regiert, die Polizei ist weiß und rassistisch, in den Städten bricht Chaos aus, wir sehen schrecklich Bilder, der Untergang ist nah.
Ist es wirklich wieder einmal so einfach? Wohl kaum. Der ganze Hass, die Wut, die sich derzeit auf Amerikas Straßen entlädt, hat weit tiefere, komplizierte Hintergründe - ebenso wie Donald Trumps geradezu groteske Reaktion darauf.

Der Protest ist das Symptom einer Krankheit, unter der Amerika schon lange leidet. Das Land hat zwei Gesichter. Es ist ein Powerhouse, eine wirtschaftliche, technologische und militärische Supermacht, die mit der Mission SpaceX gerade erst wieder eine Rakete ins All geschossen hat.
Zugleich ist da eine brutale Ungleichheit, eine soziale Spaltung, die man sich in Europa nur schwer vorstellen kann. Jetzt, in der Coronakrise, hat sie unvorstellbare Ausmaße angenommen. Während es den Milliardären und Teilen einer überwiegend weißen oberen Mittelklasse weiter gut geht, werden große Teile der Bevölkerung und ganze Landstriche immer mehr abgehängt. ...

... Donald Trump lebt davon, die unterschiedlichen Gruppen in Amerikas Gesellschaft gegeneinander auszuspielen. Es geht ihm nicht darum, das ganze Land besser zu machen, sondern nur einen Teil. Statt ein Präsident für alle Amerikaner zu sein, kümmert er sich allein um die überwiegend weiße Hälfte, die ihm die Wiederwahl sichern soll.
Dazu passt auch seine Reaktion in der akuten Krise: Er verspricht, Ruhe und Ordnung wiederherzustellen. Wer demonstriert, wer gegen ihn ist, ist ein Chaot, ein Sozialist oder ein Krimineller. Er tut und sagt, was seine Unterstützer vermeintlich von ihm erwarten. Er nutzt ihre Angst vor dem Chaos, um sich als starker Mann zu präsentieren.

Trump ist als Versöhner ungeeignet. Und anders als seine Vorgänger im Amt, George W. Bush und Barack Obama, versucht Trump nicht einmal, die tieferliegenden, komplexen Probleme der Gesellschaft ernsthaft anzusprechen oder anzugehen. Dafür bräuchte es einen langen Atem, kluge Konzepte, Mitgefühl - und viel Geld. Das alles interessiert Trump nicht. Er setzt allein auf den schnellen wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung, ganz so, als würde sich damit alles lösen lassen.
Das ist Trumps wirkliches, sein größtes Versagen. Amerikas Wähler müssen im November entscheiden, ob sie das weiter ertragen wollen.
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/a...b2-332f6c5348f2

Es ist letztlich das Versagen der Partei, die ihn auf ihren Schild gehoben hat -und die ihn weiterhin wie ein Mann hinter ihm steht und beschuetzt, wie auch der Waehler, die immer noch hinter ihm stehen.
Der dafuer zu entrichtende Preis wird gewaltig teuer. "Tremendous" wie trumski zu sagen pflegt.



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