Reader’s Links for July 19, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

98 Replies to “Reader’s Links for July 19, 2021”

  1. The evil that call evil
    Come as ying and yang as a wea.vil
    In the cling and clang

    Conspiracy cerebral
    Show nothing of a plan
    Destabilize Knievel
    So his jump will never land.

      • Put on a mask
        Squit squit love
        Six feet apart
        Six feet above

        Put off a vax
        Cough cough woe
        Six feet apart
        Six feet below.

        Old nursery rhyme writting on the Anti-Vaxx Memorial for the Right Moment.

        • Good! Just how crazy can some people be?

          Last week I was food shopping. At the checkout counter, I don’t put my purchases on the rolling carpet because I bag them outside at my car.

          So, I hand the product to the clerk to scan and he gives it back to me. A very fast and efficient way to get through the checkout and get the damn mask off.

          This time around, I had a small cart so I was able to hand the items to the clerk while verifying the screen where your bill adds up.

          I accidentally backed into the cart of the woman preceding me, my back to her. She screamed at me so loud, in terror, to keep my distance. Everybody was stunned.

          I turned around and saw her and replied “You think I’m going to kill you?” – By now, everybody is double-stunned.

      • Put on a mask
        Squit squit love
        Six feet apart
        Six feet above

        Put off a vax
        Cough cough woe
        Six feet apart
        Six feet below.

        Old nursery rhyme writing on the Anti-Vaxx Memorial for the Right Moment.

          • “The able-bodied C man! He sails swimmingly along.
            His philosophy is rosy as a skylark’s matin song.
            The light of his ambition is respectably to pass,
            And to hold a firm position in the middle of his class.”

            Robert Grant 1909

            “I’m a typical College grind,
            I look it, you’ll admit, you’ll admit, you’ll admit
            You’ve heard it’s a grind to be a grind
            Not a bit, not a bit, not a bit! Just the opposite!
            Don’t let my words belie my looks
            My happiness is in my books
            I love to work, I hate to play
            For me life’s simply the other way
            Don’t enlist your sympathy, I’m as happy as can be,
            For to read my Latin Grammar is life in Arcadie!”

            The Grind’s Song” from the 1902 Hasty Pudding Show


            Let’s dance

            • They used to say that at school, but I never knew {spit} FDR’s{spit} sojourn at Hasty Pudding made the phrase go viral.

              By the time I was a teaching fella, it was the Gentleman’s B. Now, who knows?

              MIT made freshman year pass or fail to bring down the suicide rate. It’s always been covered up, but it’s still high. Selection bias, not college pressure.


    The Ugandan government staged a big funeral for a “Covid-Victim” but the villagers discovered it was fake when they pushed past the Pallbearers and opened the coffin. Hundreds of villagers just discovered they’re being lied to.
    M. hard to persuade people that some are dying from a disease that almost all are resistant to because of their HCQ and Ivermectin intake.

      • “almost all” does not mean “all” and many African middle class(and other) urbanites neglect their indigenous disease treatment thinking that it is now unnecessary, and it probably was, pre the globalist viral weapon.

    Daniel Pipes
    M. The leftist rot now runs deep

    A large-scale and widely-noted survey, “The Conversion of Europeans to the Values of the Right,” suggests that Western Europe is trending conservative. But a close look at the survey data finds that not to be the case.

    In other words, the “values of the Right” mentioned in the Fondapol survey represent but an attenuated version of what a true conservative understands by the phrase. The survey focuses on economics, specifically on the extent and role of the state. It barely involves traditional values, education, individual responsibility, national independence, free markets, a single law for all, the nuclear family, criminal punishment, and freedom of speech and religion; much less do they include such culture-war topics as racism, affirmative action, income inequality, climate change, cancel culture, abortion, homosexual marriage, or trans-sexuality.

    It is only among the Western European political parties deemed “far-right” that one finds even a semblance of true conservatism, such as those above. These parties, however, are delegitimized and insulted, limiting their appeal while simultaneously attracting fringe elements to them.

    From this larger perspective, Western Europeans are not in the least turning to the “values of the right” but are ever-more distant from them. Fondapol has it exactly wrong: except in economics, the values of the Left are preponderant and growing, exactly as it seems to us on the outside.

    China Preparing to Expropriate Foreign-Held Tech Shares
    by Gordon G. Chang
    M. How unexpected! The problem now is not China purely but the dishonest western politicians who, eager to have such control over their populations, while not allowed (yet!) to trample over all rights, are using parallel dishonesty hidden behind major criminal scams to gain similar control.

    VIEs, as they are known, evade Chinese law, which prohibits foreign ownership of Chinese tech companies. Through a series of intricate contractual arrangements, however, these structures effectively give foreigners the economic benefits of ownership.

    People believe that if Beijing were to publicly declare a VIE illegal—in other words, expropriate foreign ownership—it would be like setting off a nuclear weapon, shutting off new Chinese companies from foreign equity markets. Therefore, they believe it could not happen. The last-minute cancellation of the Ant Group IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai last November, however, shows that Xi Jinping is willing to go to great lengths to protect his system.

    China’s brand of communism, many forget, is inherently hostile to the private sector in general and foreigners in particular. The so-called “reform era”—the three decades following 1978 when Chinese leaders liberalized the Chinese economy and financial system and opened it to the world—is now over….

    Xi Jinping believes there is already too much foreign influence in Chinese society, meaning that he would like to limit to the greatest extent possible offshore ownership of China’s enterprises. He will, I think, step up a long-running campaign to harass foreign businesses and begin to force offshore investors out of his country. The questionable VIE structure gives Xi the perfect excuse to now expropriate foreign ownership of his country’s successful tech businesses.

    China’s ruler, foreign investors often forget, is willful and will do what he wants. “What Xi Jinping says, Xi Jinping does,” Bartiromo correctly pointed out. “And that’s what the law is.

    • Short term gain v Long term hatred. Xi is trying to remove all of the sources or resistance to the CCP, the problem is by removing the possibility of resistance he is also removing the producers of capital that keeps the CCP in power. In the Short term Xi insures his survival, in the medium and long term he is probably insuring the destruction of the CCP.

    • Iraq: At least 28 killed in bomb attack in Baghdad Shia suburb

      As many as 28 people were killed after a roadside bomb exploded in a busy market of Sadr City, a Baghdad suburb on Monday.

      The explosion occurred at the al-Howeilat market in a Shiite suburb of the city and stronghold of local Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr.

      Among the dead are four children and four women, according to a source at the Iraqi Interior Ministry.

      No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack which occurred on the eve of Aid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice in Islam.

  5. (Are they or aren’t they? Was the public response enough to make the Dems back off for a while?)

    AP dances Gangnam style in non-responsive ‘fact check’ of text message monitoring claim – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    5-7 minutes

    AP dances Gangnam style in non-responsive ‘fact check’ of text message monitoring claim

    Flash mob does the job. YouTube

    Have to give it points for cuteness. That’s about all you can give it points for. As a “fact check,” it ain’t.

    We were just discussing this the other day. Politico reported on 12 July that “Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.”

    In my previous article, we surveyed the contextually congruent point that this indicated the SMS carriers would be on the hook to do the actionable monitoring of text messages. The implication of involvement by Biden-allied groups is that those groups would advise SMS carriers of the “misinformation” to vigilant for.

    • How helpful has Facebook been in quashing misinformation on COVID? Have a look – Liberty Unyielding
      Howard Portnoy
      3-4 minutes

      How helpful has Facebook been in quashing misinformation on COVID? Have a look

      The new Big Brotherly effort that is about to sweep the nation, thanks to the vigilance of the White House and “Biden-allied groups,” should be a source of comfort to all Americans — excepting of course those who believe in the sanctity and legality of the First Amendment.

      To understand the gravity of the problem that supposedly faces all true patriots, journalist Brian Stelter on Sunday painted a chilling profile of the anti-vaxxer, the dark little creature that scurries about in the shadows, blinded by a life of ignorance fed by malevolent sources like Fox News:

  6. Jews visiting Temple Mount is not assault on al-Aqsa – analysis

    The record needs to be set straight: A few hundred Jews ascending the Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av, the day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples that stood on that mount, does not constitute “settlers storming al-Aqsa.” It constitutes Jews wanting to visit their holiest site on the fast day dedicated to remembering the Temples that once stood there, and their destruction.

    Had Jews been prevented from commemorating Tisha B’Av, there would be no end to it. Israel cannot allow the threat of violence to determine its policies. Israel also has the right to expect that 1,700 Jews going to the Temple Mount not be falsely framed as an assault on al-Aqsa. Those who frame it in this manner want to ignite passions and invite violence.

    To say that any Jew going up to the site on Tisha B’Av is somehow a provocation or a desecration – as claimed by Hamas, Iran, the Palestinian Authority, and Turkish President Erdogan – is not something that Israel should have to accept. The Jordanians sent an “official letter of protest,” calling on Israel to respect “the freedom of worshipers.” The call for freedom of worship at the site is particularly ironic since Jews are strictly forbidden to pray there.

    • Islamist Party in Israel’s Government Declares Al-Aqsa “Sole Property of Muslims”

      The Ra’am party, a member of Israel’s government, condemned the ascent of hundreds of Jewish “settlers” to the Temple Mount on Sunday in observance of Tisha B’Av. “The Al-Aqsa Mosque, in its 144 dunams [35 acres – referring to the entire Temple Mount compound], is solely the property of Muslims, and no one else has any right to it,” the Islamist party said in a joint statement with its parent organization, the Islamic Movement.
      So Jesus turned over the tables of the money-changers – in a mosque?

    • Jews Singing Hatikva on Tisha Bav on the Temple Mount

      Nothing brings Tisha B’av home more than this video taken by Jerusalem Jane (Jane Kiel) of Jews being evicted from the Temple Mount as they sing the song of hope of returning to Jerusalem, Hatikva.

    • Jordan, Egypt, Turkey all condemn Jewish visits to Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

      Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey denounced Israel on Sunday after some 1,600 Jews visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City to mark the fast of Tisha B’Av, following overnight clashes at the holy site between Palestinians and police.

      Early on Sunday morning, Israeli police clashed with Palestinian worshippers on the Temple Mount.

      The clashes came just a few hours ahead of the pilgrimage of over 1,600 Jews to the Temple Mount to mark the fast day of Tisha B’Av, which mourns the destruction of the two Jewish Temples that once stood there.

      The Temple Mount is the holiest place in Judaism, as the site of the two biblical Temples.

      Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that rules Gaza, mocked the “straying herds of settlers” ascending the Temple Mount.

    • Our revered Elder of Ziyon:
      Watch what “settlers storming the Al Aqsa mosque” today looks like according to Islamic Jihad

      Palestine Today, the newspaper of Islamic Jihad, features video from today’s visits of Jews to the Temple Mount.

      Dozens of settlers stormed this morning, Monday 19/7/2021, the day of Arafat, the greatest day of Hajj, in defiance and a dangerous transgression that has not occurred in the past years.

      The occupation forces had launched a drone over the Marwani Mosque to secure the settlers’ incursions.

      Our correspondents reported that the intrusion comes again in clear defiance of all the feelings of Muslims in the world, and without any consideration, amid great security restrictions.

      Here you can see yourself how disrespectful the Jewish stormers are towards the feelings of Muslims.

      The “storming” is quieter than the roosters are.

      [They FEAR our prayers more than anything else. They know their “Noble Sanctuary” is just a gilded PIMPLE on the Temple Mt.]

  7. Ben & Jerry’s to boycott West Bank settlements, east Jerusalem

    Well-known ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announced on Monday its plan to boycott West Bank settlements and Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, by refusing to allow its products to be sold in those areas.

    “We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),” the company stated in a notice it posted on its website…

    • I don’t know, maybe something to it.
      Israel sells heaps of cyber stuff – nice stuff – to just about everybody. People have to smarten up their communications security. Especially targets like those cited here.

      The Bear is a complex animal. He’s got a paw in various camps. That’s reflected in his massively complex communications strategy. Under the MILITARY budget, there’s something for everyone.

      Southfront is a Russian propaganda nozzle based in Bulgaria. Intensely anti-Israel, pro-Iran. Reports news twisted to suit its sponsors. It’s named to appeal to fans of the Nazi rag, Stormfront.

      There are other, more friendly outlets, like Tsarizm and just about all the Indian programs.

    • Statement from India, where Pegasus is alleged to have hacked 300 phones:

      […] In fact, these allegations are so outrageous and far from reality, that NSO is considering a defamation lawsuit.

      [M]misleading interpretation of data from accessible and overt basic information…. Such services are openly available to anyone, anywhere, and anytime, and are commonly used by governmental agencies for numerous purposes, as well as by private companies worldwide.

      The claims that the data was leaked from our servers, is a complete lie and ridiculous, since such data never existed on any of our servers….

      We would like to emphasize that NSO sells it technologies solely to law enforcement and intelligence agencies of vetted governments for the sole purpose of saving lives through preventing crime and terror acts. NSO does not operate the system and has no visibility to the data.

  8. Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors
    Associated Press
    5-6 minutes

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    July 19, 2021 | 11:08am | Updated July 19, 2021 | 11:08am

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    A star that reads, not vaccinated is attached on the back of an Anti-vaccine protesters during a rally in Paris, Saturday, July 17, 2021.

    A star that reads, not vaccinated is attached on the back of an Anti-vaccine protesters during a rally in Paris, Saturday, July 17, 2021. AP Photo/Michel Euler

    PARIS — A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II. French officials and anti-racism groups joined the 94-year-old in expressing indignation.

    As more than 100,000 people marched around France against government vaccine rules on Saturday, some demonstrators wore yellow stars recalling the ones the Nazis forced Jews to wear. Other demonstrators carried signs evoking the Auschwitz death camp or South Africa’s apartheid regime, claiming the French government was unfairly mistreating them with its anti-pandemic measures.

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    JPM’s Kolanovic: Stop Freaking Out About The Delta Case Spike
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    by Tyler Durden
    Monday, Jul 19, 2021 – 01:05 PM

    Two weeks ago, when markets were merrily melting up without a worry in the world, and certainly were not paying attention to the recent spike in Delta cases, we showed that unlike in 2020 when covid hospitalizations and deaths promptly followed – with a slight lag – any move higher in new covid cases, now that vast swaths of the population have been vaccinated, there has been a clear decoupling between new cases on one hand, and

    US and allies blame China’s spy agency for ‘really eye-opening’ cyberattacks
    by Joel Gehrke, Foreign Affairs Reporter |
    4-5 minutes

    Cyberattackers linked to a Chinese spy agency conducted a major ransomware attack against an American company, adding a new layer of complexity to a threat usually attributed to Russia, according to President Joe Biden’s administration.

    “This was surprising to us,” a senior administration official acknowledged in a media briefing Sunday on how China’s Ministry of State Security has emerged as a major cybersecurity threat. “And, in fact, one of the reasons that we’ve put so much work into this attribution is because it really gave us new insights on the MSS’s work and on the kind of aggressive behavior that we’re seeing coming out of China.”

    China is also responsible for the Microsoft Exchange hack, detected in March, that affected “tens of thousands of computers around the world,” according to the official.

  11. Justice Department indicts 4 as White House blames China for cyberattacks
    3-4 minutes

    The Justice Department announced Monday that a federal grand jury has indicted four Chinese nationals with a widespread cyberattack campaign that attacked dozens of companies, colleges and government agencies from 2011 to 2018.

    The indictments come as the White House and its allies charged China with a pattern of major cyber activities that threaten their economic and national security.

    The Justice Department indictments accused Zhu Yunmin, Wu Shurong, Ding Xiaoyang, and Cheng Qingmin of targeting numerous industries with cyberattacks, including aerospace/aviation, biomedical, defense, healthcare, manufacturing, maritime, research institutes and transportation.

    The department said the four, who remain at large, were acting on behalf of the People’s Republic of China.

  12. Florida man involved in Capitol riot sentenced to 8 months in prison in closely watched felony case
    Danielle Wallace
    4-5 minutes

    A Florida man who was the first to be sentenced for a felony in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol will serve eight months behind bars, a judge announced Monday.

    The eight-month sentence was less than the 18 months prosecutors sought for Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa, Fla., who pleaded guilty last month to one count of obstructing an official proceeding.

    In reading his decision, U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss cited Hodgkins’ “sincere” statements in court earlier Monday morning, his lack of a previous criminal record, and lack of any leadership role in the mob that stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

    A man is the first to be sentenced on a felony charge in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the – and the judge’s decision Monday on how long, if at all, to keep him behind bars will likely influence hundreds of other defendants considering whether to take plea deals or face trial.

  13. Second Pennsylvania County Raises Objections to Senator’s Election Investigation
    By Zachary Stieber
    July 19, 2021 Updated: July 19, 2021
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    Officials in a Pennsylvania county say a state senator may not have the legal power to compel it to provide election-related materials such as forensic images of ballot tabulators and voter information.

    Commissioners in York County, in a recent letter obtained by The Epoch Times, told Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, that the panel he chairs, the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee may lack jurisdiction of elections oversight.

    Mastriano triggered a forensic investigation of the 2020 election in York, Tioga, and Philadelphia counties on July 7, requesting reams of information from county officials.

  14. Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Significantly Less’ Effective Against Delta Variant: Israeli PM
    By Jack Phillips
    July 18, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021
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    Israel’s top officials are warning that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is “significantly less” effective at combating the “Delta” variant of the CCP virus.

    “We do not know exactly to what degree the vaccine helps, but it is significantly less,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told reporters and cabinet members on July 17. He didn’t elaborate.

    • Serious cases, deaths on rise as COVID keeps spreading in Israel

      Health Ministry says 3 virus patients died in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of COVID victims since start of July to 18 – more than in the entire month of June; 351 people test positive since midnight, with infection rate up to 1.7%
      “Meretz [Labor Party] wants to shut down Bar Mitzva’s, weddings and syngogue services. But wealthy leftists going on vacations cannot be touched even though that is the prime source of infections.”

      • ‘No justification’ for Israel to restore green pass requirement

        A senior Jerusalem hospital official warned Sunday against reimposing Israel’s ‘green badge’ or ‘green passport’ system, saying such a move would be unnecessary, that it would be damaging to Israel’s economy, and that it would undermine the public’s trust in the government….

        Halevy said that the emphasis on monitoring the number of new cases of COVID is a mistake, adding that the more important metric for gauging the danger of the pandemic is the number of seriously ill patients being treated in Israeli hospitals.

        “The growth rate of the number of new patients is less worrisome. We need to check the growth rate of seriously ill patients….”
        But they’re gonna do it anyway.
        Mommy, I’m scared!
        – Do something!! Anything!
        – Ok, baby… green badge, mask, whatever.

  15. Baltimore City Schools: 41% of high school students earn below 1.0 GPA
    Chris Papst
    5-6 minutes

    41 percent of all Baltimore City high school students, earned below a 1.0 grade point average. In other words, nearly half of the 20,500 public high school students in Baltimore earned less than a D average (WBFF)

    Jovani Patterson ran for Baltimore City Council President last year, he ran on a platform that included accountability in education (WBFF){/p}

    41 percent of all Baltimore City high school students, earned below a 1.0 grade point average. In other words, nearly half of the 20,500 public high school students in Baltimore earned less than a D average (WBFF)

    BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Baltimore City Schools has reached an alarming low in student performance. Project Baltimore has learned, during the first three quarters of this year, nearly half of high school students in City Schools earned a grade point average below a D.

  16. Israeli Company’s ‘Spiderman’ Technology Spins New Artificial Skin for Patients

    Treating burns, wounds, and scars presents both psychological and physical hindrances. This treatment also becomes complex, costly, and can deprive a patient of the use of that limb or area. Yet one biotech company, Nanomedic Technologies, has engineered an artificial skin that is 3D-printed, is affixed directly onto a patient’s skin, and after 24-48 hours allows patients to use that area as they normally would, explained Gary Sagiv, VP of Marketing & Sales at Nanomedic.

    “We have leveraged our electrospinning technology to develop a commercialized franchise handheld device for wound care that prints a nanofiber matrix directly onto a patient’s wound, via 3D printing, and treats three specific areas, primarily burns, trauma, and wound care,” Sagiv said, adding: “People quip our technology is reminiscent of Spiderman.”

  17. bbc – Katie Hopkins deported from Australia over quarantine rules

    Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins has been sent home from Australia for bragging about flouting hotel quarantine rules.

    Ms Hopkins – who has often drawn anger for racist remarks – had entered the country to star in the reality TV show Big Brother Australia.

    On Friday she posted a video from her Sydney hotel room where she joked about putting frontline staff at risk.

    Her comments sparked widespread anger.

    In the video, Ms Hopkins said she planned to “lie in wait” for workers to deliver food to her room so she could open the door “naked with no face mask”.

    She also called lockdowns the “greatest hoax in human history”. Australia’s two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, are both in lockdown after local cases of Covid-19 were detected.

    The post has since been wiped from her Instagram.

    On Monday, the Australian government confirmed it had cancelled her visa, after the TV programme sacked her.

    Police said she had been fined A$1,000 (£537; US$737) for not wearing a face mask, and was escorted to the airport to be sent back to the UK.

    Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews called Ms Hopkins’ comments “appalling” and a “slap in the face” for Australians in lockdown.

    “Personally, I’m very pleased she’ll be leaving,” she told broadcaster ABC.

    Ms Hopkins has not commented on her deportation, but on Sunday said she had been “joking” in the video.

    The controversial commentator was banned from Twitter last year for breaching its policy on hateful conduct.

    Ms Hopkins, a favourite of ex-US President Donald Trump, has called migrants “cockroaches” and described Islam as “repugnant”.

    Ms Andrews said the decision to allow Ms Hopkins to enter the country had been made by the New South Wales state government “on the basis of potential benefit to the economy”.

    But opponents accused the national government of “allowing a far-right troll into Australia”. Ms Hopkins was also detained in South Africa in 2018 for spreading racial hate.

    “The decision… is particularly painful for the 35,000 Australians who remain stranded overseas,” said Labor MP Andrew Giles.

    Australia closed its borders in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, preventing many citizens outside the country from returning. The policy has prolonged family separations.

    But dozens of celebrities, sports stars and others with exemptions have been able to bypass the rule.

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