Political and Entertainment Humor Peppered With A Garnish Of Logic

Message From PREDATOR

The PREDATOR alien (of the Hish-Qu-Ten or Yautja) has a message for humans wanting Trump as their president.

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Nose Fart

I have a skill...I can make noises with my nose.

"Sounds like an elephant after a bad batch of meth." - Bill Clinton
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QM Show - Episode 3 REMIX

NEW BROADCAST TIME - 5 PM Eastern, 4 Central - BRASS KNUCKLE PROGRESSIVES RADIO QM SHOW Episode 3 REMIX

  • Morgan Freeman reads the AP News headlines for the day
  • Examination of all Trump's crimes with Kieth Olbermann
  • Liberal Redneck a.k.a. Trey Crowder on supporting veterans.
  • Bernie's Helpful Household Hints That Really Work #6
  • Comedy Bits
  • Tweets & Twits
  • Douche Nugget Of Week Award. HINT: It's JUNIOR.

News, Comedy, Politics ; always progressive, always free. Make sure you listen Sunday Mornings at 9 Eastern, 8 Central!

My personal podcast is quantummechanic.podbean.com

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QM Show - Episode 2

NEW TIME - 5 PM Eastern, 4 Central - BRASS KNUCKLE PROGRESSIVES RADIO QM SHOW Episode 2

  • Morgan Freeman reads the AP News headlines for the day
  • Examination of all Trump's crimes including a report on Newsweek's scoop about Trump's ties to global financiers including foreign entities & mob ties.
  • Tweets & Twits - My best tweets & some twits I've ran into over the past day or so.
  • Bernie's Helpful Household Hints That Really Work #5
  • Douche Nugget Of 2016 Award. Forget the Emmys. This is the real deal.

News, Comedy, Politics ; always progressive, always free. Make sure you listen Sunday Mornings at 9 Eastern, 8 Central!

My personal podcast is quantummechanic.podbean.com

Follow me on twitter @jamesefinch or search for Quantum Mechanic® 

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Top News at 3:55 p.m. EDT
NORTH DAKOTA TRIBE'S REQUEST TO STOP WORK ON PIPELINE DENIED

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) - A judge on Friday denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's attempt to halt the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline near its North Dakota reservation, but three federal agencies asked the pipeline company to "voluntarily pause" work on a segment that tribal officials say holds sacred sites and artifacts. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose cause drew thousands to a protest site in North Dakota, had challenged the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant permits at more than 200 water crossings for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners' $3.8 billion pipeline, saying that the project violates several federal laws, including the National Historic Preservation Act, and will harm water supplies.

AP EXPLAINS: WHAT'S THE DAKOTA ACCESS OIL PIPELINE?

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to stop construction of the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The lawsuit alleges that the pipeline, which would be placed less than a mile upstream of the tribe's reservation, could impact drinking water for more than 8,000 tribal members and millions who rely on it downstream. Protesters and private security guards recently clashed on private land where the tribe says construction disturbed ancient sacred sites. Here's a look at the planned pipeline and the tribe's ongoing protest: --- AFTER FIERY TRAIN DERAILMENTS, A MASSIVE PIPELINE PLANNED Owned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile project would carry nearly a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota's oil fields through South Dakota and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Illinois, where shippers can access Midwest and Gulf Coast markets.

TRUMP CHIEF WON'T REVEAL NORTH KOREA PLAN AS TENSIONS MOUNT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after North Korea tested new nuclear technology, Donald Trump's campaign chief refused Friday to outline the Republican presidential nominee's approach to rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula as both White House contenders increasingly focus on national security. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, pressed repeatedly on Trump's plan, said only, "He wouldn't do what's being done now." "He's not going to reveal all of his plans, and he's made that very clear. And maybe someone can ask him in a debate," Conway told CBS "This Morning." ''But the fact is that this entire world would be put on notice that there's a strong leader in the White House." Democrat Hillary Clinton said North Korea's determination to develop a "deliverable nuclear weapon" represents "a direct threat to the United States." The former secretary of state, in a statement, called for new sanctions in addition to those endorsed by the Obama administration and adopted earlier in the year with the United Nations.

CALIFORNIA PROSECUTORS CHARGE 7 OFFICERS IN SEX SCANDAL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors said Friday they have charged seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area officers in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager. The wide-ranging scandal surfaced when a teenage girl who described herself as a prostitute said she had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials in Oakland and elsewhere in the region. The officers were charged with a range of felonies and misdemeanors, including engaging in prostitution, oral copulation with a minor, engaging in lewd acts and obstruction of justice, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said at a news conference. The now 19-year-old said she had sex with four officers before she turned 18 and sometimes traded sex for protection from arrest or tips about planned prostitution stings.

POLICE CHIEF WAS INVESTIGATED FOR ILLEGAL GUN SALES

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi police chief killed himself soon after learning that authorities were investigating allegations that he illegally sold city-owned firearms, including an assault rifle, a sheriff's official said Friday. Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass told The Associated Press that Bay St. Louis police chief Mike DeNardo illegally sold one city-owned assault rifle, and that authorities were looking into allegations that other city-owned weapons were sold. It wasn't clear if the buyer knew the sale was illegal, and Bass said he could not discuss whether the weapon was evidence from a case or had been purchased for the department's use.

SEOUL: NORTH KOREA'S 5TH NUKE TEST 'FANATIC RECKLESSNESS'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said it conducted a "higher level" nuclear test explosion on Friday that will allow it to finally build an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. It was the North's fifth atomic test and the second in eight months. South Korea's president said the detonation, which Seoul estimated was the North's biggest-ever in explosive yield, was an act of "fanatic recklessness" and a sign that leader Kim Jong Un "is spiraling out of control." President Barack Obama condemned the test and said the U.S. would never accept the country as a nuclear power.

FACEBOOK ALLOWS POSTINGS OF 'NAPALM GIRL' PHOTO AFTER DEBATE

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Facebook on Friday reversed its decision to remove postings of an iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam, after a Norwegian revolt against the tech giant. Protests in Norway started last month after Facebook deleted the Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut from a Norwegian author's page, saying it violated its rules on nudity. The revolt escalated on Friday when Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg posted the image on her profile and Facebook deleted that too. Initially, it stood by the decision, saying it was difficult to create a distinction between allowing a photograph of a nude child in one instance and not others.

LAWMAKER SAYS YOSEMITE ADDITION VIOLATES US LAW

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Yosemite National Park violated federal law when it added 400 acres of land it plans to preserve as habitat for endangered wildlife without clearing it through Congress, a U.S. lawmaker said Friday. The addition of wetlands, grassy meadows and forest on Yosemite's western boundary marks its largest expansion in nearly 70 years. But any significant amount of land added to a national park needs congressional approval, U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said in a statement to The Associated Press. "The Park Service acted outside of its authority, and we will require them to account for their actions," said the Utah Republican, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight of public land.

GERALDO RIVERA SAYS HE REGRETS BACKING ROGER AILES

NEW YORK (AP) - Geraldo Rivera says he's "filled with regret" for initially discounting the sexual harassment allegations against his former Fox News Channel boss, Roger Ailes, and is apologizing for his skepticism. In a lengthy post to his Facebook page Thursday night, Rivera said Ailes is a "deceitful, selfish misogynist" if the charges against him are true. Ailes has denied them, but Fox News parent 21st Century Fox settled a lawsuit this week with first accuser Gretchen Carlson, paying her $20 million and publicly apologizing. Other women also have accused the deposed Fox News boss of harassment. Rivera tweeted in the wake of Carlson's lawsuit this summer that "I stand with Roger Ailes" and encouraged others not to believe the charges against him.

NEWTOWN MEMORIAL PROPOSAL DEEMED TOO CLOSE TO HUNTING CLUB

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest proposed site for a permanent memorial to the Sandy Hook school shooting victims has been rejected because planners say it is too close to a nearby hunting and fishing club.

The chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, Kyle Lyddy, said Friday the commission felt it would be inappropriate to put a memorial near the Potatuck Club, where gunshots can be routinely heard.

"It's been brought up that any location we go to in Newtown there may be an audible sound of gunfire, in hunting season specifically," he said. "But the frequency, because of how close this was to the club, is just inconsistent with what we were looking to do."

Lyddy said the commission, which has been working for three years on plans for a memorial to the 26 victims of the December 2012 shooting, has a number of criteria for a site, many of which were requested by the victims' families.

STUDY: FIVE-SECOND RULE IS TOO GENEROUS FOR FALLEN FOOD

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate food that falls on the floor instantaneously. The findings were published this month in the American Society for Microbiology's journal. Researcher Donald Schaffner said the five-second rule is a "significant oversimplification of what actually happens when bacteria transfer from a surface to food." Schaffner's research isn't the first to conclude that the favorite excuse for why that yummy snack that fell on the ground is still OK to eat is wrong.

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A great restaurant in Myrtle Beach featuring to die for Lumpia (Spring Rolls, Filipino style) & lots of great menu items. I did this commercial a few months ago. If you'd a radio commercial done, I'm pretty cheap. Less than a hundred bucks. A lot less. Call me 814-331-4485 

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#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner

I wrote this just a little while ago. Hope you like it. This is the non-echo reverb version with a little better voicing.

Taco trucks on every corner

by DJ Quantum Mechanic

I want me some tacos
Yo quiero Mexico
Everybody knows
Trumpers are weirdos

The Donald is a dumbass
His Scampaign won't last
Once he has enough cash
He'll make a mad dash

Taco Trucks On Every Corner
I want some Chimichangas
Taco Trucks On Every Corner
I want some Enchiladas

Trump lies and rants
he's got asbestos pants
He's doing a pander dance
like a catfish romance

Trump coming to your town
to deport everybody brown
So if you hear a stupid sound
it's just that orange clown

Taco Trucks On Every Corner
I want some chips and salsa
Taco Trucks on Every Corner
Order me up some Carne Asada
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I wrote this today....hope you get a kick out of it.

Taco trucks on every corner

by DJ Quantum Mechanic

I want me some tacos
Yo quiero Mexico
Everybody knows
Trumpers are weirdos

The Donald is a dumbass
His Scampaign won't last
Once he has enough cash
He'll make a mad dash

Taco Trucks On Every Corner
I want some Chimichangas
Taco Trucks On Every Corner
I want some Enchiladas

Trump lies and rants
he's got asbestos pants
He's doing a pander dance
like a catfish romance

Trump coming to your town
to deport everybody brown
So if you hear a stupid sound
it's just that orange clown

Taco Trucks On Every Corner
I want some chips and salsa
Taco Trucks on Every Corner
Order me up some Carne Asada
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QM Show - Episode 1

QM Show - Episode 1. This is a reboot or rework of my former broadcast show in STEREO. It's shorter (30-32 minutes), more news and politics focused peppered with comedy & satire. Singer and Songwriter Lauren Mayer, a.k.a. on youtube as Psycho Supermom is our regular guest with a great original song about the political landscape...this time talking about Breitbart, the right wing blog that purports itself as "news." The Douche Nugget Of The Week is Donald Trump for his calling Hillary a bigot and for his running a Human Trafficking operation involving under age girls, all under the guise of a modeling agency. 32 Minutes. Stereo. 128 kbps.

If you'd like to advertise or be interviewed on the show, drop me a line at james@quantummechanic.org

THIS IS A NON-PROFIT PROGRAM of PROGRESSIVE politics and comedy. 
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BRASS KNUCKLE PROGRESSIVES RADIO WEDNESDAY NIGHT Season 3, Episode 4 - #SofteningOfTrump

  • Morgan Freeman reads AP National News Headlines
  • Perspectives: Satirist Lauren Mayer talks about her original songs & politics
  • INTERVIEW with Democratic Candidate Ron Varasteh of California's 45th District. Visit his website at ron4u.com & donate!
  • Politics & Polls - Analysis of Presidential and Downticket Races
  • Comedy Bits & Skits (time permitting)
  • Tweets & Twits - Social Media & Rants (time permitting)
  • Douche Nugget of the Week - Who should it be? Someone evil will win my weekly award
  • Our show is on live at 8 Eastern on Wednesday nights, 9 Eastern Sunday mornings on this portal. Listen live or later in archive. Non-profit radio, always progressive, always free. Bookmark bkpradio.org or blogtalkradio.com/shenderson19
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TRANCEndant 2

TRANCE, PSYTRANCE, PSYCHEDELIC, EDM, HOUSE, PROGRESSIVE HOUSE, SYNTHPOP

Here's the track list.  This podcast is non-profit...for enjoyment and to promote new music and musicians.
 01_asteroid_-_10th_planet_(original_mix).mp3
 02-soundlift-summer_breeze__live_guitar_mix-repack.mp3
 03 Astropilot - Eternity And Instants.mp3
 04-sentinel_-_distance-mycel.mp3
 05-static_movement_and_vertex-its_coming.mp3
 06-opt-in-dont_you_know__original_mix.mp3
 07-zeni_n-i_feel_love_(4u_remix).mp3
 08-salt_ashes-if_you_let_me_go.flac
 09-sam_sammer--good_good_guys_(guitarra_mix)-wus.mp3
 10-branchie__bruno_kauffmann-damage.mp3
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My interview with Democratic Candidate for California's 45th District Ron Varasteh on 8/24/16

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Bernie Sanders reads some Helpful Household Hints. These actually work. (Comedy Voice Impression)

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This one is all me. It's based on actual calls I took for a local radio show in Salamanca in the 1990's I did by that name. As far as I know, that station and it's popular call in show in which people sold household items, some of which were very unusual and often unintentionally funny, went off the air years ago. This is unscripted, mainly drawn from memory, and I hope you enjoy it. If it gets some traction, I've a few more crazy items for sale!

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BRASS KNUCKLE PROGRESSIVES RADIO with the QUANTUM MECHANIC S03E03 - #ManOfFart

On the docket:

  • Morgan Freeman reads your Associated Press Headlines
  • Your calls and/or Tweets & Twits - Mean Tweets I've sent & How I handle trolls
  • Perspectives: Shannon K & Millennial Election Disaffection 
  • This Week In Metaphysics - "Live For Now"
  • Comedy Bits & Skits (time permitting)
  • Tribute To The Nightly Show
  • Douche Nugget Of The Week. I pick out the week's worst douche nugget...who knows, it may not be Trump this time. You never know. Runner-up(s) also may be announced.
  • Our Show is on Wednesday Nights at 8 PM Eastern, 7 Central; Sunday's broadcast is usually around 8 or 9 AM; listen live or later in archive. Our broadcasts/podcasts are non-profit truth created just for people who love the truth with a little funny to make the medicine go down smoothly. Always progressive, always free. Bookmark bkpradio.org or blogtalkradio.com/shenderson19 and listen to our shows any time!
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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is a spin-off of The Daily Show, which featured Wilmore as a recurring contributor billed as the “Senior Black Correspondent”. It premiered on January 19, 2015 on Comedy Central, and airs Mondays through Thursdays at 11:30 PM (EST) following The Daily Show. It serves as a replacement for The Colbert Report, which aired in the same time-slot from October 2005 until December 2014. The show has been described as a combination of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode begins with Wilmore’s scripted take on the news followed by skits related to the most controversial topic of the night, then in the 3rd segment, a panel discussion with his guests, 2 of which are show writers and/or show "reporters," and the third seated always on Larry's left, a guest from the entertainment world.

The Nightly Show was slightly different than the Daily Show and more geared for examining serious topics not unlike a more condensed version of Real Time With Bill Maher and/or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, a show often compared to VICE News with a dash of snark.

Larry Wilmore is an intelligent comic who has a unique take on the world, especially in relation to how the vulnerable have been treated, notably the divide between the races in the United States. He raised awareness of the Flint Water Crisis and has never been afraid to take on the oppressors, whether it be the governor of Michigan or especially pundits like Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly, two of the most famously racist in the cable news universe.

Wilmore raised eyebrows in some of his rather brutally honest comments at the White Correspondence Dinner, president Obama's last such event in which the comic was invited to headline. He did not disappoint, and certainly made headlines with an ending tribute to the president that some regarded as controversial because of his use of the N word in relation to Obama.

Fans were hoping Wilmore's appearance and headline making comedy set at the Correspondents Dinner would have boosted the show's cume, but according to Comedy Central, the ratings have not been to their liking, and pulled the plug on the groundbreaking news satire show abruptly this summer, it's final episode airing Thursday, August 18.

In this writer's opinion, The Nightly Show gained a strong following and examined subjects often ignored by the corporate, white-skewed news and entertainment sector, which often relegates people of color away from topics regarded as sensitive, such as news and commentary, though comedic, of the racial divide in this country. Wilmore and his cast-mates may have both angered and frightened those in power at Comedy Central, as some have done notably on MSNBC, a network now dominated by the conservative Comcast Cable giant with rather controversial departures such as Melissa Harris-Perry and Ed Schultz among others. The network has relegated their remaining anchors of color out of prime-time and just on weekends. Joy Reid taking Melissa Harris Perry's 2 hour slot on Sat and Sun mornings and sparsely, Rev. Al Sharpton, their remaining more controversial figure for an hour near the break of dawn on Sundays where he can be a less controversial token.

The Nightly Show raised awareness of the income disparity among African Americans, famously in a sketch where cast-member and reporter Jordan Carlos learned the hard way what a food desert was, where 13 million people live too far from grocery stores providing organic and healthy food, noting that in Camden, NJ, one has to walk 5 miles to find a grocery store. Bodegas and convenience stores, which charge a substantial markup on much less nutritious foodstuffs, are the norm in many of what whites call "urban" areas. This reminds me of my time in Real Estate, where that term was used as code for blockbusting and warning white home buyers to avoid such neighborhoods when calling about housing in New Jersey. 

At the very least, The Nightly Show deserves an Emmy for it's unique, brutally truthful take on racism, political corruption, income disparity, and especially the Flint Water Crisis.  I believe the show was removed from Comedy Central not so much for ratings, but because it's politics upset the powers that be...and we all know Republicans dominate the ownership of these networks...and republicans are famously not on board with any of The Nightly Show's topics or their revelation of truth.

Larry's fellow cast-mates included some of comedy's best and brightest. Mike Yard is a veteran stand-up comic whose no holds barred style of humor often stole the show every time he appeared in many sketches. He's intelligent, with a degree in mathematics and a sardonic wit that is demonstrated well on his podcast, Yardtalk, heard weekly on Soundcloud. I predict he will have his own television show in the near future.

Robin Thede, Rory Albanese, Holly Walker, Jordan Carlos, Ricky Velez, Grace Parra and Franchesca Ramsey are all brilliant comics in their own right. Rory and Mike were famously featured in a recurring point-counterpoint sketch called Pardon The Integration where Larry and Rory would always make Mike the fall guy...on this week's final PTI, Mike had the last laugh.  

These are some of the best talent in any comedy show and it is this writer's hope that they will find much success in the near future as they deserve to move up as they have given us so much.

Larry Wilmore and his fellow writers and castmates for nearly 2 years gave us a look at America that made us laugh and made us question why we still have not evolved as a society regarding race. They were an important voice that has been silenced...but hopefully not for long. Perhaps with the help of their fans, including me, that voice will rise again.
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Bernie Sanders and John Boehner once again meet in a DC bar & talk about their exploits. Bernie's working on stopping Trump, Boehner is helping fellow GOP candidates on the road. #Comedy #Skit. #VoiceImpressions

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BRASS KNUCKLE PROGRESSIVES RADIO with the QUANTUM MECHANIC S03E02 - #BoldBlueMedia

PODBEAN STEREO REMIX of Broadcast (Visit http://bkpradio.org)

On the docket:

  • Morgan Freeman reads your Associated Press Headlines for 8/10/16
  • Interview with Madison Paige of boldbluemedia.com (BOLD BLUE MEDIA)
  • Interview with Khary Penebaker who just won his primary in Democratic race for Congress in WI 5th District
  • Comedy Bits & Skits including Bernie & Boehner Banter, Bernie's Home Remedies, Politics With Purple, etc.
  • Douche Nugget Of The Week. I pick out the week's worst douche nugget...who knows, it may not be Trump this time. (Yeah, no, it's definitely the orange gasbag)
  • Our Show is on Wednesday Nights at 8 PM Eastern, 7 Central; Sunday's broadcast is usually around 8 or 9 AM; listen live or later in archive. Our broadcasts/podcasts are non-profit truth created just for people who love the truth with a little funny to make the medicine go down smoothly. Always progressive, always free. Bookmark blogtalkradio.com/shenderson19 and listen to our shows any time!
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Bernie Sanders Helpful Household Hints...laugh with Bernie as you learn some helpful hints to make life easier!

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BRASS KNUCKLE PROGRESSIVES RADIO WEDNESDAY NIGHT EDITION - Season 3, Episode 1: #OpTrump PODCAST VERSION 1:06:20

  • Morgan Freeman reads AP Headline News 
  • Walter Cronkite reads latest Reuters Headlines
  • Political News - Quantum Mechanic reads the latest political news regarding the election & more.
  • Comedy Bits & Skits including the latest Helpful Hints From Bernie Sanders
  • Rant Of The Week
  • Tweets & Twits - Social Media Snippets
  • This Week In Metaphysics: "The 5th Element."
  • Perspectives: "The Courts" with Shannon K.
  • Douche Nugget Of The Week - HINT: It's Orange, it's loud and it's an idiot.
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