This is shocking—why?
For generations, countless black rulers have failed to assume the role of leader and helped their people achieve even a modicum of civilization.
The African rulers have never been forced to apologize for their part in the slave trade.
The African chieftains are equally to blame for the horrific path forced upon millions of people.
Yet, racist groups like BLM, and NAACP, claim to give two damns for the blacks, and demand that whites apologize and pay reparations for their long-ago sins, when it was their white ancestors, not them, who committed the atrocities.
Why aren’t these racists demanding that the blacks apologize and pay reparations for their unholy part in the slave and death of millions?
Up until the early 19th century perhaps as many as 28 million Africans were sold into slavery.
More than a million died in transit.
The horrible stain in the history of humanity can never be cleaned.
Earthly justice is limited.
Let the Almighty render judgment—let His righteousness be visited upon all those who committed these sins.
But what of the slaves of today?
Is this the entrance into the 21st century humanity wishes to make?
Humans being sold, as if they are animals?
Slave merchants roving our existence, making profit by peddling flesh?
This is shameful.
The blame belongs to all of humanity.
Yet, as in all crimes against humanity and civilization, there are those who must accept a greater degree of blame.
In the investigations that must follow, let judgment be shared by all those who directly committed these sins.
Let the investigations be exhaustive and comprehensive, and the verdicts and punishments be unavoidable.
Civilization demands it.
Anything short of this outcome is an embarrassment and a charade.https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/12/05/obama-blamed-for-libyan-slave-trade-as-shocking-video-goes-viral/23298384/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mideast/clinton-says-u-s-must-embrace-arab-spring-despite-dangers-idUSBRE89B19Z20121012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S2qtGisT34 http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
The following blog post Slave Trading—The modern Scourge Upon Flesh and Blood is available on BaltazarBolado
After all this time.
Thirty-seven years, to be exact.
And, with a push of a button, a flick of a switch, a set of backup thrusters, not used since 1980, have awakened.
Your thrusters worked perfectly.
Whenever we’ve asked of you, you’ve always delivered.
You—Voyager I and II—are two of the biggest inspirations in my life. You’ve given me hope, and promised all of us a brighter tomorrow.
Not because of what you’ve achieved, or what you, perhaps, might achieve in the future. But because of all the things you allow humanity to hope for.
I believe we will one day reach the stars.
I also believe that you will reach them too. Conceivably, before us.
I know you’re just metal, and a series of components and mechanisms. But to me, you are so much more.
I wish you safe travels.I—the Great American Storyteller—bid you Godspeed. http://www.baltazarbolado.com/golden-record-echo-into-eternity-the-magnificent-journeys-of-voyager-i-and-ii/ https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/2/16727690/nasa-voyager-1-trajectory-correction-maneuver-thrusters-first-time-37-years http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
Magnificent Journey—The Odyssey of Voyager I and II was originally published to baltazarbolado
In the old Old West—the Wild West—a common theme was for illegal factions to change the meaning of law to fit their needs. The essential components required were willing participants and accomplices—tinhorns were readily available—and a scheme to frame the basis of their mendacities and distortion.
Repeatedly, the leftist faction has chosen the Wild West method to fashion the fake news they routinely distribute to the USA masses.
Much like the Nazis—a group of criminals who thoroughly studied the felonious systems and devices employed by the American Frontier folk—the leftist factions have resorted to cloaking their dishonest and unreliable posts by clinging to a “Big Lie” premise, regardless of its origin, and fabricating counterfeit journalism and yellow journalism around their propaganda.
It is a sickening—yet tried-and-true—process of propaganda that catapulted Hitler and his gang to power, thereby hoodwinking many and murdering millions.
In this case, it is the “Russian Collusion” Big Lie that is at the heart of the leftist faction’s propaganda ring of con and swindle.
This premise is made more absurd considering the previous president’s inclination to “secretly negotiate” with the Russians on numerous occasions—even being caught on “hot mic” prior to his reelection underhandedly pleading with the Russians to wait until he had more political maneuvering room to satisfy their scheming.
Secretary of State Clinton was made of the same cloth and even had an ugly “reset” –misspellings and all—to demonstration her willingness to surreptitiously negotiate with the Russians on everything from money laundering, to outright selling of our nuclear material to them.
The problem with the Secretary of State, as well as her artificial and devious chief, was that they were not competent enough to hold a candle to the Russian Prime Minister and his highly adroit, chess-playing cabinet, in the art of clandestine political calculation.
The leftist faction of the Huffington Post & Yahoo can post all of the fake news, yellow journalism, and Nazi Big Lies they want—they will never prove that our President colluded with the Russians in a criminal manner.
Here are the facts:
The President NEVER criminally lied to anyone, regarding his Russian dealings. His Russian collusion considered the best military strategy to destroy Daesh.
He wrote his Russian collusion to destroy Daesh in blood—the blood of the Islamic Terrorists who our military is utterly defeating.
Clinton & Comey and the FBI, however, criminally lied repeatedly.
Flynn did too.
Those are the facts—and they are indisputable.https://www.yahoo.com/news/james-comey-basks-glow-michael-183142572.html#comments http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
It appears the phony republicans are, once again, exposing themselves for what they truly are—phony and openly liberal/leftists.
Fake Flake (R-Ariz.), is concerned about how much debt the bill will produce.
Spoken like a true phony republican.
Tax cuts do not cause debt—that's a leftist agenda talking point lie.
Look back at Reagan's tax cuts which boomed the economy, and caused so much surplus that even years later, Clinton and Gingrich were able to balance the budget and have a surplus.
The last time our country was able to balance our budget, by the way.
No, the reason fake Flake and the other phony republicans are concerned is because they need to keep massive amounts of OUR TAX MONEY AT THEIR DISPOSAL so they can pay off their latest sexual harassment / rape victims.
Sick, twisted corrupt politicians. Both damn parties are the same—all political perverts.“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” —President Thomas Jefferson “We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” —President Ronald Reagan https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-rewrite-portions-tax-bill-023558987.html#comments http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
To say that I’m outraged is an understatement. What does an acquittal say about the pit known as San Francisco? I am so absolutely nauseated by the gruesome verdict that emerged out of California, and denied justice to an innocent US Citizen and her family. What does an acquittal say about our justice system? Anyone with a rational mind knows our justice system is broken. This is not a question about the condition of our justice system—this is a question about the sanity of our minds and the compassion of our hearts. Kate Steinle was murdered—pure and simple. The only question should have been as to the length of sentence, and the method and location of punishment. Anywhere but San Francisco or Chicago—or any of the other sanctuary cities that litter and pollute our land and harbor cultural disease—the illegal alien would have been sentenced and punished accordingly. Essentially, San Francisco’s verdict says that an illegal alien can murder one of our innocent Citizens and get away with it. I, for one, have reached my limit. Something must be done about these scumbag leftists who continue to take us lower and lower into the perversions—political and social—that they so desperately crave. I am a man of Liberty. That does not mean I condone murder as an expression of Freedom. I find myself going into areas of thought I have never contemplated before. How best to solve the problem of leftist factions? While Madison succinctly argued the dangers of attempting to remove the causes of faction, in Federalist 10, deeming such efforts as a “cure worse than the disease itself” nonetheless, I am questioning the soundness of such brilliance. Evidently Madison did too, and went on to investigate the boundaries of his logic. If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote. It may clog the administration, it may convulse the society; but it will be unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution. When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens. California’s leftist faction does not have the national majority. The issue is the size of the ideological tumor. In the case of California’s leftist faction—as well as the leftist factions which have metastasized across the cultural flesh of our Republic—their numbers are vast. How best to cut out a malignant tumor? Ask a cancer specialist and they will paint you a graphic picture. Cut it all out—thoroughly and without disinclination—even if some of the healthy tissue is lost. It is best to remove the evil, rather than tolerate its existence, thereby allowing it to become more dangerous in the future. Obviously, our Republic is far beyond that stage. Our culture is stricken with stage four cancer. The leftist faction’s evil has spread to all of the major vital organs and our survival is being questioned. This cannot continue if the Republic of the United States is to endure. There is no better time than now to excise the tormented tissue, before further death occurs. To delay such proven methods of recovery will increase the odds of our ultimate cultural death. The time is upon us to remove the sheaths and operate with the meticulousness and exactness of a surgeon. Our culture’s Liberty —and our Republic—is on the bed of death. We can choose to take the necessary and humane efforts to save it. Or we can let it die. Publius: Libertas Aut Mors http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/30/politics/kate-steinle-verdict-reactions/index.html http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/us/kate-steinle-killing-verdict/index.html https://twitter.com/Baltazar_Bolado/status/936499152489533445 https://twitter.com/Baltazar_Bolado/status/936547890369122307 http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
The article Getting Away with Murder—California’s Leftist Faction Agenda Compels Acquittal See more on: The Baltazar Bolado Blog
Here come the fear-mongers, the prevaricators, and the fake news yellow journalists.
Our current tax system is broken.
The current federal income tax code, tax regulations, and explanations are unnecessarily complex and loaded with numerous deductions, exemptions, credits, preferential rates, and other loopholes that hurt our economy.
While there is a wide array of viewpoints on how best to fix our broken tax system, to get an accurate view, it is important to look at the existing tax system in the aggregate.
Overall, including the income, payroll, corporate and estate taxes, the lowest quintile paid 3.1 %, and the top 1 percent paid in the neighborhood of 35% of their expanded cash income.
Because huge amounts of money are involved, it will not be easy to change the existing tax laws. Moreover, the demographics involved—public and private—have reasons why they have kept the current broken tax code in place all of these years.
In the end, after much quarrelling, because of the difficulty of crafting a solution, we will stay with the present tax code, at least for the time being.
The biggest problem regarding our broken tax code and working toward an equitable tax solution, is the yellow journalist and the fake news outlets who throw out lies and distort facts on a daily basis.
It is noticeable that whenever these fake news whoosh specialists throw out their lies and distortion, they never offer a viable solution in their pieces. Most of the time, they don’t even offer a shred of truth and fact to substantiate their claims.
I hate taxes.
Out of all the dangers to our liberty, I believe the heavy tax burden inflicted upon the US Citizens by our corrupt politicians in DC is the most threatening.
It is bullying in its purest, evil form.
It is thievery at the end of the barrel of a gun.
In fact, it is straight out of the Mao Zedong playbook. Zedong made clear to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China that all things grow out of the barrel of a gun, including political power.
Zedong believed—as all Marxist-Leninist-Maoists believe—that in order to acquire political power, armed combat is necessary.
There is too much money on the line.
With congressional perverts disbursing over $17, 000, 000 of our tax money to pay off the sexual victims of their revolting, nasty deviances, and using our tax money to fund their political corruptions and power play campaigns, the current DC politicians are too damn spoiled and rich with our money to give a damn about the latest revelations exposing the DC cesspool for what it is.
The corrupt, law-breaking lawmakers in DC believe we’re too stupid and weak to do anything about our fate.
More than this—they’re betting we don’t have the guts to stop them.
In the end, as things sit right now, armed conflict is the ultimate solution.
The leftists will not relinquish their hold on the media, our government, nor our pocketbooks, until we bury their carcasses in the coldest desert.
Every generation needs a revolution.
The time for ours is now.
Publius: Libertas Aut Morshttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/lowest-income-americans-bigger-hit-161206148.html http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
As I take stock of my life, there are definite positives and negatives.
But, whenever I stop and take a hard look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in my life, I’m always amazed by all of my blessings.
So, in celebration of this year’s day of thanks, I wanted to compile my list of “thanks.”
I’m thankful for my God—the God of our Country—the mightiest, kindest, awe-inspiring God I could ever hope to worship and love.
I love you God—my Lord and Savior.
I’m thankful for my Parents—Charles and Amy Bolado—the greatest parents I could ever wish for.
I love you Mom and Dad. I always think about you and imagine when, one day, I will be able to give you a hug again and tell you how much I love you.
I’m thankful for Renee, the best sister in the whole world. I love you, Sis. I wish only the best for you and I hope you know what an inspiration you are to me.
I’m thankful that I have been blessed to live in the greatest country in the history of humanity. I love you—The Republic of the United States of America. I kiss your ground and could not have more love for a country that has been so kind and generous to me and my Family.
The Bolados will never stop loving the United States.
I’m thankful for the US Soldier.
I have no words to express my gratitude for all of your sacrifices.
I have nothing to give you, to repay for your dedicated service.
God bless you USA Warrior—alive or dead.
The Lord bless Thee, and keep Thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon Thee, and be gracious unto Thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon Thee, and give Thee peace.
I’m thankful for our Police, the men and women who wear blue, and provide the valuable service of cleaning our society from law-breakers and criminals.
I’m thankful for first responders who every day try to protect us and our property from disaster, and fight to save lives.
I’m thankful for my health. If a person has health, they have a gift that is priceless.
I’m thankful for my life. Whether I ever accomplish all the things I hope to, I will always treasure the next moment of life, the next quality breath I take, the next joy I experience, the next person I can positively impact, the next chance to love in spirit and in Truth.
I’m thankful for my future wife.
My Beloved, I’m divorced and I have much culpability in the failure of my first marriage. I’m wiser—I hope—and if I’m ever blessed to meet you, and win your love, I will work hard to never cause you pain. I pray to the Lord to give me the strength to love you as my Father loved my Mother.
I’m thankful for my future Sons and Daughters.
My dear Children, I have learned much in my life, yet there is so much I do not know. I hope to impart whatever wisdom I’ve accumulated and pass it on to you. I hope I am able to show you many things and that you learn good things from me, and hopefully you do not make the same mistakes I did.
Most of all—I hope I’m able to love you with the same purity and compassion as my Heavenly Father, and my biological Mother and Father, have loved me.
I’m thankful for the sunrise.
I’m thankful for the sunset.
I’m thankful for good food, a loving home, and a warm bed.
I’m thankful for a clean conscience, and that I’m able to look in the mirror and like who I see.
I’m thankful for my work, and hope my words help and comfort people.
I’m thankful for music, song, and dance.
I’m thankful, for Heaven.
I’m thankful for our earth.
I’m thankful for yesterday. I’m thankful for today. I’m thankful for tomorrow.
I’m thankful…http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
This is a message I sent to a fellow Patriot who was becoming weary of the fight against Yahoo and Huffington Post fake news lies.
You must never give up.
It is not the way of Liberty.
I hate leftism, but I don’t hate liberals. As long as they are willing to fight with facts and not sink to the level of stupid name-calling or irrational emotions, there is still hope for them.
I was raised by a great man—my beloved Father—and he was liberal. A JFK liberal. You know, “Ask not what your country can do for you…”
JFK would be hated by the modern liberals today, and demonized by the evil leftists, but I could’ve found common ground with him.
My Father never disparaged my point of view. He raised me to contest every thought and question and challenge everyone, to make certain my views were help up to the spotlight of Truth.
Deep down, in our minds, we all know that Conservatism is the most logical manner of living, and the only way Liberty can exist.
It is only when we become victims of our emotions that our thoughts become confused in our hearts.
It is in the reconciling of these two ideologies wherein lies the salvation of our Republic.
Liberty is not supposed to be easy, or even civil. It is a tempestuous clash of ideas.
It is in the arena of ideas where the Truth will always prevail.
But we must never give up the fight, even if we must fight it in yahoo’s cesspool of lies and fake news. In fact, it may be the best place to wage the fight of Freedom.
Hang in there, my fellow Patriot.
Publius will guide us.
Libertas Aut Mors
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
—Thomas Jeffersonhttp://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry penned an open letter on The Players’ Tribune.
Here is an excerpt of his letter.
“One of the beliefs that I hold most dear is how proud I am to be an American — and how incredibly thankful I am for our troops,” Curry wrote. “I know how fortunate I am to live in this country, and to do what I do for a living, and to raise my daughters in peace and prosperity. But I also hear from plenty of people who don’t have it nearly as good as I do. Plenty of people who are genuinely struggling in this country. Especially our veterans.”
In the letter, he went on to explain what his protest meant, as well as what it meant across the sports world.
Essentially, he said that the protests were not meant to show disrespect toward our military, our flag, or our country.
In the letter, Curry mentioned Colin Kaepernick by name (his first name).
Of course, Colin Kaepernick is the instigator of the take a knee movement, the same movement Curry and the Warriors, and the rest of the sports world attached their subsequent protests to.
What I find interesting is that Curry is not the first athletic, and the Warriors are not the first club, who has taken a knee or attached their protest to the original take a knee protest started by Kaepernick.
It stands to reason that any person or group who directly or indirectly attaches their protest to the take a knee protest, is protesting the exact, same thing.
On August 27, 2016, Kaepernick was interviewed as to why he had not stood for the national anthem. Here is his direct, unfiltered quote:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
In this statement, Kaepernick not only disparaged our flag, he vilified our Country.
He did not vilify our government—he directly attacked our flag, our country, and our USA culture.
If you vilify our flag and country, you are fundamentally attacking everyone and anything that stands up for it, that includes the military.
It doesn’t matter whether a forgiving soldier or citizen forgives you for your actions, you still did them and we, as a culture, have a right to hold you accountable for your actions.
For Curry, or anyone else, to attach their name and reputation to a movement that attacks our Flag and Country, then turn around and say they are not disrespecting them, is not based on fact, and is an untruth.
If Curry is genuine in his statement, then I think he needs to explore the origin and meaning of the take a knee movement he has aligned himself with and make effort to reconcile his actions to substantiate his convictions.
At this point in our history—you either stand for, or kneel against, our country.https://www.theplayerstribune.com/stephen-curry-veterans-day/ http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691077/article/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
The following blog post Veterans Day—Stand for Our Flag and Country, or Take a Knee was first published to baltazarbolado
Jon Ward, Yahoo’s Senior Political Correspondent, posted a shockingly well-written article regarding Senator Flake and the internal conflict within the GOP.
While there are some areas of the article where I take issue, much of it has the meat and substance Yahoo often times refuses to permit, choosing rather to delve into the sick and twisted world of pseudo-journalism.
The article offered a somewhat fair description of the political arena that now exists in DC. An arena where one side is able and willing to use whatever means necessary to achieve their ambitions, and another side believing that their superficial demeanor and their gentlemanly brand of governmental reserve, is adequate compensation for their political voting record.
Senator Flake is willing to believe that by showing outward restraint, the overwhelming stench of his voting practices and complicity in eroding our country’s most valuable asset—its culture—will be ignored.
Just as we are counseled through our nation’s Christian foundation teachings, “By their fruits ye shall know them”, we know Senator not for what he shows us in his outward appearance—rather, we know him for what he reveals to us in his inward practices.
In his speech on the senate floor, Senator Flake told President Trump that “Enough is enough.”
Why didn’t Senator Flake tell the previous president “Enough is enough”?
Instead, he not only remained silent, his actions spoke louder than any words could. Time and time again, he voted for the previous president’s disregard for our laws, our economic favor, and our cultural values.
Senator Flake directed much condemnation toward President Trump. Where was his righteous indignation when the previous president used racial terminology to divide us? Where was his outrage when the previous president welcomed some of our country’s most savage enemies into one of our most sacred edifices—the White House?
From inciters of cop-killers Black Lives Matter, and the Muslim Brotherhood being invited to our White House, to offering amnesty to illegal aliens, making nice with Iran, and more than doubling our national debt—Senator Flake never offered such rebuke and condemnation toward the previous president. Instead, he was more than happy to remain with his political demeanor undamaged, even as our country was rotting and dying from within.
Senator Flake asked, in his floor speech: Would Republicans meekly accept such behavior on display from dominant democrats?
I will answer the senator.
Look at your actions and voting record and the answer is unequivocally—yes.
Even as he leaves the bright lights of DC behind, Senator Flake attempted to provoke our conscience by warning us of the dangers of moral deterioration, as he sees it, while never bothering to reflect on the ultimate consequences his actions and voting record will have on our culture for generations to come.
He said that the great danger we are faced with is doing nothing about our president’s political mercurial behavior—as he defines mercurial—while he did nothing to stop or prevent the previous president from doing whatever he damn well pleased. All at the US Citizens’ expense.
In the end—the greatest danger is not in our outward appearances and observable conduct. While children are indeed watching us, and all of our actions are critical to influencing the betterment of our posterity, it is in our foundational engagements—the actions of politics and the practices of our atonements—where greater influence can take place.
What good has come of Senator Flake’s outward actions and gentlemanly—good-old-boy—political behavior?
As his senatorial decorum and gentlemanly façade has remained intact our country—our culture—has been eroded and willingly destroyed to maintain this misguided sense of “proper and nice” politics.
The democrats do not play by such—so-called—principled conduct.
Senator Flake—and other politicians like him—are the greatest danger to our Republic.
Senator Flake is like a skunk that calls others malodorous, while refusing to sniff the air in fear of recognizing his own odor reeks the foulest.
In the end, the measure and standard between Conservatism and Leftism is easy to define.
There has to come a time when all must make a stand and defend our country—our culture—above and beyond what their consciousness can see and define, and understand that there is no humane war.
And that is what we are in—an ideological war.
What is at stake is everything, and who we are as a people.
Our future, our culture, our soul.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
—President Thomas Jeffersonhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/13-tweets-flake-retires-cruz-ally-blames-senate-discord-dysfunction-lets-look-record-090028296.html http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
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Baltazar Bolado is a writer, blogger and social media influencer. He loves his country and is using his platform to do his part to Make America Great again. Baltazar's writing is iconic and focuses on the foundations of what made America great, Faith, Family and Hard Work.