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The Turkish People React To The Twitter Block...

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In the hopes of maintainijng his status quo amidst a plethora of corruption probes and allegations, Turkey's Erdogan has blocked Twitter after pledging to "destroy" the social media platform after troubling leaks occurred appearing to confirm his corruption. As one can imagine, the Turkish people (among others) are not happy...


Some have offered solutions and workarounds...

And Twitter itself helped...


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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:00 | 4577794 prains
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YOu so Twurkey

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:03 | 4577799 y3maxx
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F*ck the EU...Comrades in Turkey should re align with Russia and gain real freedom from USSA.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:06 | 4577816 Ahmeexnal
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Fark the TTT army:
twerkin tweetin turks

compliant lulu amelu sheep.
Let them eat nato rounds.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:07 | 4577823 StacksOnStacks
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ZeroHedge is the Alarm Clock!  WAKE UP!!!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:22 | 4577853 Looney
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If Erdogoon gets re-elected, they deserve him... just like WE deserve OURS. ;-)


Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:27 | 4577887 smlbizman
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completly off topic....mercer beats duke...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:29 | 4577892 smlbizman
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that is comparable to the people of the usa defeating the thugs that are abusing our lives....

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:09 | 4578069 Motorhead
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Some pretty good photos/cartoons...I got a kick out of the Pac-Man (cresent moon) one.  Good shit, bitchez!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:19 | 4578130 Ignatius
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Good satire is always deadly.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:35 | 4577831 Looney
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...this just in:




Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:09 | 4577818 Soul Glow
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Bird, bird, bah-bird's the word.  Everybody knows that the bird is the word!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:41 | 4578206 Missiondweller
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LOL! You used Russian and Freedom in the same post! Hillarious!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:07 | 4577824 McMolotov
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Ermahgerd, Erdogan! You dug up all the twitters!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:12 | 4577851 Jannn
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Chinese Gold Demand 488 MT YTD, Up 29 %

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:26 | 4577883 williambanzai7
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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:48 | 4577957 SilverIsKing
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He will squash that bird as soon as the bird lets him go.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:17 | 4578118 williambanzai7
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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:17 | 4578345 Pseudonymous
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That would explain his behavior. Bad memories from childhood.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:09 | 4578070 Mentaliusanything
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Blow back is a BITCH... I do believe it ( the frogs) are jumping out and saying

Fuck you big time

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:05 | 4577802 Apeman
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Hope the coming protests will make the Gezi park protests look like a joke.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:02 | 4577803 disabledvet
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President "Raz a Gul" has also complained...via Twitter I might add.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:04 | 4577805 Jonas Parker
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It's not too smart for a politician to try to block Twitter for three reasons:

1. It pisses the people off.

2. It casts even more doubt on the honesty of the politician.

3. The geeks will work around the block anyway!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:05 | 4577815 Jena
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Hah! "honest" and "politician". Oxymoron.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:11 | 4577844 Beam Me Up Scotty
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"3. The geeks will work around the block anyway"

Until the governments and leaders who are the target of twitter truths, decide that if you talk ill of them, or work around the block, they will hook your nuts up to the nearest electrical outlet.  Or feed you to the hungry dogs.  Then you might be more willing to comply.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:29 | 4578390 Pseudonymous
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2. It casts even more doubt on the honesty of the politician.

A honest person wouldn't assume some random famous person was honest for no apparent reason in the first place. Trust is to be earned.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:04 | 4577809 Jena
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Angry birds

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:10 | 4578076 toys for tits
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My favorite was the last one where Twitter itself is instructing Turks how to use it on their phones and bypass the internet.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:11 | 4578523 Perfecthedge
Perfecthedge's picture've got to love nerds and geeks.  Will he now shutdown celullar phone networks? What about electricity? A certain religious sect in the US tried to pull this trick off with their members and the result was the same: more people went to the internet to check things out and it backlashed on the leadership.

Hey, dumb a$$holes (banksters, politicians, religious sect leaders):


WE (THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED YOU) will retaliate.  Hard and fast.

This also goes to that Cameron Cunt in the UK.  That guy needs to be cock slapped ASAP.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:30 | 4578395 Pseudonymous
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Angry turkey.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:04 | 4577811 DontGive
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Oh this is going to be good.

<gets the popcorn>

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:04 | 4577812 cougar_w
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So now we know who doesn't at all understand the Internet.

But, I think the list of those in power who do not is a really long list.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:15 | 4578107 Mentaliusanything
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Can I have your baby U Cougar you. my goodness you have been around a looooong time. loven it 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:08 | 4577813 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And Twitter itself helped... The Turkish intelligence forces to put tweets to specific cellphone metadata to identify belligerents.

Turkish users: you can send Tweets using SMS. Avea and Vodafone text START to 2444. Turkcell text START to 2555.

SMS are you fucking kidding me that is the worst possible way to bypass the block in the first place.

Or as others suggested use and/or as a primary DNS address.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:14 | 4577856 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Or fuck twitter and the horse it road in on. The second it became a publically traded company it became compromised only a matter of time now until it becomes a honeypot for agencies like the NSA just like google and facebook are. That is the lifecycle of these things these days.

Time to start migrating away from twitter for real social purposes like what is going on in Turkey and moving to platforms like this.

Twister: Decentralized Twitter Alternative Built with Code from Bitcoin/BitTorrent, Lavabit Encryption Scheme, No IP Recording

Miguel Freitas, an engineer based in Rio de Janeiro, has started building a more secure and robust alternative to Twitter, making use of code from two other massively successful online projects: Bitcoin and BitTorrent.

His alternative is called Twister. It’s a decentralized social network that, in theory, can’t be shut down by any one entity. What’s more, Twister is designed to prevent other users from knowing whether you’re online, what your IP address is, or who you follow. You can still post public messages a la Twitter, but when you send direct and private messages to others, they’re protected with the same encryption scheme used by LavaBit, the e-mail provider used by Edward Snowdan.

Freitas and his collaborator Lucas Leal have completed a test version of the app that runs on Android, Linux, and OSX. Freitas has no plan to create a Windows or iPhone version, but since the code is open source, others are free to port the app to additional operating systems.

Other decentralized alternatives to Twitter and Facebook — such as, Identica and Diaspora — require that you either operate your own dedicated server or trust someone else to run a server for you. Twister works more like peer-to-peer file sharing software: Launch the app, and it connects with other users. There’s no need for a central server.

It manages this trick through the bitcoin protocol, though not the network that actually drives the digital currency. Basically, the protocol handles user registration and logins. Just as machines — called miners — verify transactions over the bitcoin network to ensure no one double-spends bitcoins and everyone spends only their own coins, a network of Twister computers verifies that user names aren’t registered twice, and that posts attached to a particular user name are really coming from that user.

Posts are handled through the BitTorrent protocol. This lets the system distribute a large number of posts through the network quickly and efficiently, and it lets users receive near-instant notifications about new posts and messages — all without the need for central servers.

Freitas points out that if someone is monitoring your internet traffic — or mass monitoring internet users — they’d still be able to find your IP address, and suggests those looking for additional protection consider the Tor Project‘s anonmity software.



Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:08 | 4577832 Clowns on Acid
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Good. Fuck Twitter.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:29 | 4577894 FuzzyDunlop21
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Looks like if you want this generation to get off their fat asses you need to take away their most vapid form of entertainment. I just hope the Turkish people can find someway to occupy themselves besides reading what Kim Kardashian ate for lunch

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:16 | 4578110 Swarmee
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I dont think you understand why Erdogan tried to block twitter in Turkey. Hint: it had nothing to do with pop culture tweets.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:26 | 4579360 FuzzyDunlop21
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You dont say, Detective Dipshit? The point is its still passive. Look at the colorful screen and chirping sound as you retweet someones insightful 140 character political commentary. Its like those experiments with the rats who got an injection of dopamine everytime they pushed a button

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:09 | 4577833 Smegley Wanxalot
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Blocking twitter wont work.  This dictator needs to do it like USA dictators and buy off the MSM and lapdog the press, give tax breaks to all the major info distribution platforms, put braindeadening programming on every TV channel, and give the sheepish populace obamaphones (or in this case ... ankaraphones), EBT cards, and 2 years of free pay to sit on their asses.

Then ol' dictator-boy can run wild.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:12 | 4577849 Skin666
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Twitter is undermining the kleptocracy


How long until the West follows suit?



Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:31 | 4577900 john39
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I seriously doubt it.  Twitter is a weapon used by the kleptocracy when it wants to target some country, or put the squeeze on...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:39 | 4577918 Skin666
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Then why the fuck are they banning it?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:21 | 4578137 Oh regional Indian
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The Hegalian dialectic, Problem, Reaction, Solution.

Oldest play in  the book.



Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:14 | 4577854 1stepcloser
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Joey, you ever been in a turkish twitter prison?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:50 | 4577964 SilverIsKing
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The Turkish twatter prison would be more to my liking.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:02 | 4578825 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Do you eat oysters, do you eat snails?

The inspiration for that scene.


Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:27 | 4577886 ebworthen
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Maybe people will actually go outside their homes and start talking to each other.

The Twitter revolutions haven't worked out so well.

I see the structure of human society collapsing.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:08 | 4578997 Zero-risk bias
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That may help.

Respectfully yours,

A user of technology

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:27 | 4577888 americanspirit
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So the US gets its panties all in a twist over Russia rather peacefully  taking back territory that was historically part of Russia, but allows the dictator of a NATO country to kill democracy without a peep - or a tweet - from the White House or state Dept.

Kick Turkey out of NATO until they hang Erdogan.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:32 | 4577903 One And Only
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Lol NATO democracy.

How many presidents of Italy have been "appointed" not elected now? 3, 4? I lost track of that joke a while ago.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:48 | 4577959 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Ah, but even when they're elected, there's always some house-clearing scandal within 18 mos. Berlusconi's been more persistent than most (not that it's a good thing--he's like Italy's Murdoch or Koch). The italians should stick to cooking--God, the food is fabulous there. Maybe they can be administered by the Swiss...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:21 | 4578141 Ignatius
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"Kick Turkey out of NATO until they hang Erdogan."

Kick NATO out of NATO.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:34 | 4577910 NOTaREALmerican
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Is this the same Twitter that people on here so uniformly despise? 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:36 | 4577911 BouncingCat
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I suppose the new internationally administered Internet will be chaired by a representative from Turkey's government...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:39 | 4577919 RacerX
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Ha ha it's all Twitters fault.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:40 | 4577927 Joebloinvestor
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With the criminal being reelected, expect promises of transparancy or a boot on the neck.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:10 | 4578077 ZeroFreedom
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What is the trade?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:43 | 4578214 assistedliving
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MSM gets it wrong again.  SHould read "The 1% Turkish people...Twitter"

the rest (Erdogan supporters) dont know the diff between a tweet n a twerk


Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:07 | 4578302 Holistic
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The turkish people are OKAY with banning languages, torture and putting children in prison. The turkish peopla are NOT OKAY with building a mall in Taksim park or insulting "the turkishness".

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:26 | 4578378 GooseShtepping Moron
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This is actually a very good thing. The precedent set by Turkey will have broad and far-ranging effects on the internet culture.

It's long past time for these telecom and IT companies to realize that they are not in charge, that they are in fact subordinate to the men who hold the real power, the power of decision, command, and force. Ever since the mid-'90s these internet entrepreneurs have acted as if it were nothing less than their God-given right to refashion society any way they pleased, to alter the way people interact and do business, whether these changes were desired or not, whether they were beneficial or not. They raked in huge sums of money, often without a rational business strategy, by selling what amounted to little more than a vision of the future. What's more, they played up the myth of the underdog, acting as if they were setting out to return power to the people by dethroning the established gatekeepers in politics, business, media, and education, twitting the noses of the old guard whose very wealth and stability allowed them to grow in the first place.

The reality could not have been further from the myth. Not only has the spread of the internet failed to check the long, slow economic decline of Western nations, it has allowed precisely those elements of the old regime which were most odious to come to the fore and dominate. I am speaking here of the dehumanization of everyday life, the pseudo-automation of essential societal organs (such as banking) which really require trust and human tact to work normally, and the concentration of wealth in the hands of irresponsible money-pirates who sacrifice the long-term viability of the culture for any immediate windfall. The powers that be foolishly suffered this strange Emersonian Awakening/Rentseeking Psy-op to run its course, much to the detriment of the political economy of this country.

We will shortly have need of strong leaders willing to discipline the international telecoms; this is nothing but a prerequisite to reigning in globalism, which will soon become necessary in any case. The globalist free-money machine must be broken; its powertrain, the internet, decoupled; it's fuel, fiat currency, dried up at the source. Let us hope not to hear any wimpering murmurs about "democracy" and "free speech," for these are always the catchwords on the lips of rebels who, in there boundless lust for power, hope thereby to enflame popular passions against the solid and worthy. This was what they sold you when they proposed an "information superhighway." The NSA and slave labor in China was what you got. It is disingenuous in the extreme for anyone who was once enthusiastic for the internet to complain about its effects, that it has been abused. This sleepless eye, this wealth-sucking squid, is precisely what they wanted; they insisted upon it; they clamored for it with all their lungs.

I welcome this move by soveriegn states to fight back against this beast. The revolution has always been the exploiter of the people. The much-maligned monarch proves in the end their best friend.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:32 | 4578402 Fractal Parasite
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MDB, what happened to your regular username?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:29 | 4578575 11b40
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While I agree with much of what you have written, I fear there is no puting the toothpaste back in the tube.

Oh, and Erdogoon is surely not society's saviour.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:30 | 4578394 Fractal Parasite
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Erdogan just crossed a red line with this sledgehammer.

Barry, who ya gonna call now?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:56 | 4578491 Youri Carma
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I've been banned from Twitter does this also count?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:25 | 4578562 11b40
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You are a dangerous underminer of our freedoms, or something like that.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:14 | 4579047 Zero-risk bias
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You, your alias, or your myseteriously hacked identity has been engaging in 'strange activity', on Twitter. Booo!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:13 | 4578528 Pseudonymous
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May I humbly propose a new form of protest:

Use your imagination.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:07 | 4578851 Ex Cathedra
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Tweet, ergo sum.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:20 | 4579066 Zero-risk bias
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The choice of a generation!

(Retweeted) ;-)

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:08 | 4579029 Pseudonymous
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Erdogan thought he was going to kill literally two birds with one stone. It turned out one was virtual and the other one was actually a country. Tough luck.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:22 | 4579069 Zero-risk bias
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Messaging via carrier pigeon is now mandatory.

Stay indoors, remain calm. Do not panic...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:42 | 4579271 Pseudonymous
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Ah, the classic RFC1149.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:45 | 4579140 franciscopendergrass
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Corruption charges are the TPTBs way of regime change without going to war.  The TPTB have dirt on everyone.  If the TPTB dont like a person. It's their trump card.  Ask DSK or Julian Assange.  Smearing dirt is the way of getting people.  They are all dirty.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:57 | 4579313 shinobi-7
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Should be in Turkey in a couple of weeks. Will show (the few Turks who do not know yet) how to use a proxy! Corrupt politicians should be disposed of.

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