Saturday, February 16, 2019

VIDEO: People's Party candidate kills at Burnaby South debate

This is a follow-up to our quiz last Tuesday in which you were invited to spot the People's Party of Canada candidate in a pic of the six candidates contesting the by-election in the Canadian electoral district of Burnaby South. The PPC candidate is Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, who looks like a winner to me!

Today we have a video, posted to YouTube by a convert to the PPC, in which Ms Tyler Thompson debates the others on the topic "Can Canada survive Facebook?" -- the role on the issues of free speech and the censorship of politically incorrect opinions in the lamestream media. You'll enjoy seeing her eviscerate the pinko NDP candidate -- Jagmeet Singh, the one who the media say is going to win -- and the others. Listen to what this woman has to say. How could you not vote for her?!

The by-election will be held on February 25th. Walt isn't taking bets, because it's pretty hard for the candidate of a brand new party to win on the first go-round, but I'll sure be watching!

VIDEO: "Everybody hurts": reaction to President Trump's SOTU speech

Here it is, folks -- the meme that Twitter doesn't want you to see! This video, made by a supporter of (still) President Trump, was pinnted to the top of Mr Trump's Twitter account on Friday (Feb 15th) but was quickly censored... taken down... disappeared into the ether... it exists no more.
But it's still on YouTube, at least for now. Watch and see the pained expressions on the faces of Fauxcahontas, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi and that crazy AOC woman, all set to "Everybody hurts", by R.E.M. Watch it NOW, before YouTube also deletes it.

Why does this little meme keep getting censored by the lamestream media? Because they know that the majority of the American people -- real Americans -- are buying what the President is selling. You can't argue with success!

Friday, February 15, 2019

VIDEO: Wally award for truth (and humour) in advertising

It's been some time since we awarded the coveted Wally prize for outstanding creativity in advertising. Previous winners have included TV spots for the Nissan Rogue (twice), the Bank of Nova Scotia ("Gear of a Champion") and the famous Olex caveman commercial. Click on the "TV commercials" tag at the end of this post to see others.

Truth is another matter, as we know only too well, so when an advertiser can tell the truth and make us laugh, doing so deserves recognition. Today we honour the creative people responsible for this 15-second spot for the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

That explains why Canadians would still buy home-grown [??? Ed.] milk, even if their government didn't slap a customs duty of nearly 300% on the alleged milk imported from the USA. And yes, they do sell it in plastic bags.

Which is healthier -- eating pizza or eating noodles?

You've probably figured out that not every item posted here on WWW is a Walt original. Sometimes Ed. just reposts something he or I have seen elsewhere on the Internet, with perhaps a little editing [Hey, I gotta justify my existence. Ed.] because it's bears repeating or is funny or Ed. is lazy... or all of the above. Here's one such item, which has been the subject of rants and raves on several sites today.

Tanuki, a Japanese restaurant chain popular in Russia, has apologized for a Facebook post which suggested that obese girls pig out on pizza while pinups nibble on udon (= noodles). Here's the meme.

"After going to Go-Go Pizza," says the text above the fattie, referring to a Russian pizza delivery chain. The slender brunette, on the other hand, is what young ladies apparently look like "after going to Tanuki." Who could argue with that?

Well, the usual gang of social justice wienies, that's who. They were quick to complain about fat-shaming, racism (???), and invasion of privacy, since it turns out the large lady is a real person, Whitney Thore, "a popular US television personality who suffers from a hormone disorder [of course. Ed.] and is a tireless campaigner against body shaming." The quote is from the story on

Naturally the advertiser caved, and deleted the offensive (to some) meme. Political correctness rules... even in Russia!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What happened to our society: Pat Buchanan's view

This is a follow-up to yesterday's post in which British writer Pat Condell summarized in under four minutes what went wrong with the society of the AABC countries (America, Australia, Britain and Canada). If you haven't seen the video, be sure to check it out. Today I want to share another summary, using the printed word this time, by another Pat -- Patrick J. Buchanan.

Mr Buchanan has been described as "America's leading populist conservative". He has been a senior advisor to three American presidents, ran for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party's presidential candidate in 2000. What follows is excerpted from "The Last Chance", the final chapter of his best-selling book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America survive to 2025? (St. Martin's Press, 2011).

Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth.

They have dethroned our God, purged our cradle faith from public life, and repudiated the Judeo-Christian moral code by which previous generations sought to live.

They have declared men and women to be basically the same, that all voluntary sexual relations are morally equal, that the traditional family is but one social option, that men can marry men and women can marry women, that race is a social construct invented by bigots bent on repressing others, that all are endowed with the intelligence and ability to succeed in the most competitive society on earth.

All religions and all "lifestyles" are equal and all are to be equally respected. These elites will fight to ensure that a mosque is built at Ground Zero with the same ferocity as they will to ensure that no Nativity scene ever appears on the National Mall. If there is an inequality of rewards in our society, they believe, this is the residue of a reactionary America, the fruit of societal injustice, and it is the moral duty of our modern state to rectify that injustice and mandate equality. Those who reject these truths are benighted or bigoted.

Our secular elites believe in this revolution. The people never did. Middle America detests it. Thus it has had to be imposed from above, by judges, bureaucrats, professors, and those who control the content of our culture. One part of America believes we are headed for a wonderful new age. The silent majority thinks the country has lost its mind....

The experiment is failing and will continue to fail. For it is based on a theory which runs counter to reality, an ideology whose tenets are at war with the laws of nature. Like the Marxists who were going to create a new man and a new society, our establishment is attempting the impossible.

Our elites have created a concept of the ideal nation -- the most egalitarian, diverse, democratic, and liberated that ever existed. And they have mobilized the vast power of government and law to force America to conform to that concept. They will fail, and this great and good country will die of their experiment.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

VIDEO: 4-minute truth bomb: what happened to our society

Patrick "Pat" Condell is a writer, polemicist, and former stand-up comedian. In his early career he wrote and performed in alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in London, winning the Time Out Comedy Award in 1991. He was also a regular panelist on BBC Radio 1's Loose Talk. Mr Condell seems to have given up on comedy, perhaps because nothing's funny any more. In this short video (3:55) he sums up everything that went wrong in the society in which we grew up, the society we loved. There's no place there, any more, for such as we. Watch and listen.

Mr Condell is right in what he's saying. Let me repeat that. Mr Condell is right in what he's saying. If you know that, you should also know what's the right thing to do... that's right... not left, but right! Don't be shy! Don't be apologetic! Be RIGHT!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Quiz: Spot the People's Party of Canada candidate

Today Walt has a little quiz for you, related to a by-election to be held in the British Columbia riding of Burnaby South. [Explain, please! Ed.] Under the rules of the Canadian House of Commons, if a seat becomes vacant, a special election, called a "by-election" must be held after a time so the people of that riding (= district) won't lack a Member to draw a large salary for misrepresenting them. On February 25th, the people of Burnaby South -- a suburb of Vancouver -- get a chance to replace an NDP (= socialist) Member who quit to find a better job.

What makes this one interesting is the New Democratic Party standard-bearer this time is none other than Jagmeet Singh! [Who?! Ed.] Mr Singh is the poster boy for tribal politics and bloc voting, having marshalled a gang of Sikh people to elect him leader of the NDP, way back in 2017. Unfortunately for him and his party, Mr Singh didn't have a seat in the House of Commons, having quit his job as deputy leader of the NDP in the Ontario legislature to find a better job.

Not being an MP, Mr Singh couldn't participate in the deliberations of the Commons, or do very much else except stand at the door and look hopeful. With the NDP at its lowest ebb in the polls (not to mention fundraising) in decades, he was given an ultimatum by the remaining members -- all three of them -- that he'd better get himself elected right sharpish, so threw his turban in the Burnaby ring.

Mr Singh may have expected that the ruling Liberals would show him the courtesy of not putting up a candidate to oppose him, particularly since the pundits say the pinkos would fare worse, in the October general election, with Mr Singh at the helm than they would with ABS (Anyone But Singh). Alas, it was not to be.

The Liberals nominated a nice Chinese-Canadian lady, who made the mistake of speaking honestly and directly about the ethnicity issue, telling her copatriots that they should vote her because she's one of them and Mr Singh is, errr, a Sikh. As Walt reported in "Most Canadians think Islam, Sikhism bad for their society" (WWW 17/11/17), most Canadians think... [We get it. Ed.]

For telling the truth, the Liberal candidate was forced by her own party (Just In Trudeau, Prop.) to step down. However, the local Liberals showed a bit of backbone and nominated another Chinese-Canadian, one of the three gentleman shown in this picture, taken a couple of days ago just before an all-candidates debate.

That would be Richard Lee, the one in the grey sweater. The debate moderator, at the far left, is explaining the ground rules to Mr Lee and all the other Burnaby South candidates, including Jagmeet Singh -- the one wearing the turban and the most expensive suit. [I thought all socialists dressed in tweed jackets and corduroy pants. Ed.] So now you know who two of the candidates are. Of the remaining four, two are independents, one is a Conservative, and one represents Maxime Bernier's new People's Party of Canada. Today's quiz: Which one is the PPC candidate?

If you guessed it's the only woman in the crowd, you're right... and so is she! She's Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, who has a pretty good shot at making a race of it, given that Canada's Conservatives are just a hair to the right of the libtards. Jay Shin, the Conservative, is on the right only in the picture. The independents, left to right, are Terry Grimwood and Valentine Wu.

Ed. has told me that we don't have any prize for this one, other than the satisfaction, if you're a supporter of the PPC [and if you aren't, why not?! Ed.] of knowing that you instinctively chose the kind of candidate you'd be right to vote for!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Seasickness keeps Canuck Coast Guard Heros in port in rough weather

Frostbacks, you have to face up to it! Canada is a nitwit country. Not just because you've got a useful fool as prime minister, but because it's part of your national character. Way more stupid-but-funny stories (proportionately) come to Walt from Canada than from the Excited States of America. Hey, come to think of it... maybe that's not such a bad thing. It's not good to take yourself too seriously, EH.

The latest Canadian story to tickle my funnybone comes today from out of the mist that hangs perpetually over Halifax, the east coast home of Canada's alleged navy, as well as its C$227-million ($170 million in real money) fleet of mid-shore coast guard vessels, like this one, the CCGS G. Peddle S.C.

The vessels, which are about 136 feet long by only 23 feet wide, are known as the "Hero" class since each is named after a heroic officer of the Canuck military, the Mounties, the Canadian Coast Guard or... wait for it... the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Their primary mission is fisheries enforcement and maritime security in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the Great Lakes and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The ships also provide search and rescue and pollution control.

The pollution control part is a bit tricky because the Hero-class ships keep "rolling like crazy" at sea, causing crews to spew a great deal of pollution over the rail. The seasickness is so bad that, according to a report dug up by the CBC, some ships have to be kept in port during harsh weather conditions.

The problem seems to be a lack of stabilizer fins -- blades that stick out from the hull to counteract the rolling motion of waves -- on the nine Heros built in Halifax by the Irving Shipyard between 2010 and 2014. So bad is the roll that a trip along the west coast required a DFO supervisor in BC to place rolled-up jackets under the outer edge of his bunk to keep him pinned against the wall, rather than tossed out onto the floor ["deck", shurely! Ed.] "It goes without saying that the crew [is] in favour of [stabilizers]," said supervisor Mike Crottey, in a fine example of the civil service penchant for saying things that don't need to be said. "Seasickness is felt both by conservation and protection and coast guard personnel and has an impact on vessel operation."

Mr Crottey said that in exposed water, the skipper of the CCGS M. Charles sets a weather course to "keep the ship from really rocking around," which can result in more fuel consumption and increased operating costs. "This course is based on the swell and the wind direction and is used [to] alleviate excessive ship motion and not based on the shortest distance to destination."

At the time the Heros were under construction, the Coast Guard decided it didn't need stabilizers. They deny there is any problem with the safety and stability of the fleet, but in a March 2017 "configuration change request", a project manager described "an increased hazard of crew injuries and program failures." Nearly two years later, the change request is still "under consideration". That's the Canadian way. Nitwit country.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A timely restatement of the True Faith

If you ask a practising Catholic -- never mind about the millions who have left the Church -- what they believe and what the Church believes, he or she might be hard-pressed to tell you. That's because their religious education has been sadly neglected, even in the so-called "Catholic schools". Not only that, the leaders of the Church (Hello, Holy Father!) are themselves unclear in their teaching, constantly contradicting themselves and confusing the faithful. Who knows what the Pope believes?

Faced with the great confusion which weakens the Faith and weakens Holy Mother Church, one courageous prelate, Gerhard Cardinal Müller, has apparently grown tired of waiting for a "Vatican III" to correct the manifest errors of Vatican II, and has this week issued a "Manifesto of Faith", in which he restates the core elements of the Faith of our fathers.

Cardinal Müller was the Prefect (= head) of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 until the summer of 2017, when he was fired by Pope Francis for having the temerity to suggest that the Holy Father might be leading the Church into error on such things as the necessity of being Catholic to be saved from eternal damnation. See "Battle between modernism and tradition heats up as Pope fires 3IC", WWW 3/7/17.

Cardinal Müller's manifesto echos another restatement of the Faith, "Credo of the People of God", proclaimed in 1968 by Paul VI. That was a rather late-in-the-day attempt by the Pope to pour some oil on the troubled waters which he himself had stirred up. In the wake of Vatican II, the Church was in turmoil, and many Catholics were no longer sure what to believe. So, having opened the window through which "the smoke of Satan...entered the Church" (his own words!), Pope Montini felt it his duty to reaffirm the pillars of Church doctrine, taking as a starting point the Credo of the Council of Nicaea, aka the Nicene Creed, still recited by the faithful at traditional Catholic masses.

Instead of the Nicene Creed, Cardinal Müller has taken as the guideline for his "Manifesto of Faith", the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), adopted following Vatican II. His manifesto is thus not open to challenge as being an attempt to turn back the clock to a statement of the Faith as it was prior to the great "reform" of the Council. But even though it quotes the CCC, the manifesto accurately reflects and restates the stone truths of the Catholic Faith -- the Faith of our Fathers -- that the Church has always believed.

Saint Paul wrote to Saint Timothy, "there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry." (II Timothy 4:3-5, DRV) That is what Cardinal Müller has done. Lack of space keeps us from posting his "Manifesto of Faith", but you can click here to read the complete text. This what Catholics believe. This is the True Faith.

Footnote: LifeSite News (which Walt reads regularly and recommends highly) has started a petition of support for Cardinal Müller in his efforts to correct at least some of the errors of Pope Francis' pontificate. Click here to find out more and add your signature!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Racial profiling? On Canada's Parliament Hill? Yowza!

February is Black History Month. Why they picked the shortest month of the year is beside the point. The politically correct governments of both the USA and Canada want us to celebrate whatever black history we can find -- e.g. the story of Viola Desmond, Canada's answer to Rosa Parks -- and make sure there's a lot more of it in the future. That means more events... and laws... to ensure that people of the coloured persuasion play a more prominent role in our countries' social and political life.

Up in Ottawa, the capital of the Great No-longer-white North, the ultra-PC government of Just In Trudeau decided to start the festivities off with a special "Black Voices on the Hill Day", the "hill" in question being Parliament Hill, the Canuck version of Capitol Hill [not exactly as shown. Ed.] 150 members of the alleged "black community" were invited to Ottawa for a series of meetings with eight federal cabinet ministers, to discuss great progressive ideas like affirmative action and building more basketball courts to put a stop to yoof crime.

Of course they couldn't all meet with the ministers at once. Some of them had to wait outside the committee room where the meetings were being held. The sight of large numbers of black people loitering in the corridors of power disturbed the Parliamentary Protective Service -- the rent-a-cops responsible for security on Parliament Hill -- who responded by asking the visitors to wait in the Parliamentary Cafeteria, so that's where they went.

Some racist -- not a Member of Parliament, surely -- who dropped by the caf for a coffee noticed the large number of people of a type not normally seen in that precinct, and took a couple of pix with his cellphone, which he then passed along to security. A PPS guard went to have a word with the visitors. According to a spokesthingy for the Federation of Black Canadians, the guard "responded by labelling the delegates 'dark-skinned' and telling them to leave, even though established regulations allow civilians with the appropriate pass to be in that space."

In the US of A, the request to leave would probably have been countered with a sit-in, but the sheep-like Canucks [black sheep? Ed.] left quietly, but did complain to one of their own, an African-Canadian [sic] senator from Nova Scotia -- a Trudeau appointee qualified not just by her colour but also her gender -- who went public with the story, demanding a meeting with Mr Socks and the customary apologies all round.

The Parliamentary Protective Service was quick to oblige. A spokesthingy said the force [sic] is investigating the incident, and the PPS director's chief of staff [sic] issued a statement saying that "Our security personnel must always conduct themselves with professionalism and respect towards parliamentarians, employees and visitors. We need to do a better job in ensuring that this standard is maintained across our workforce. The Parliamentary Protective Service has zero tolerance for any type of discrimination."

So that's all right, then, even though no-one's head has actually been seen rolling down Parliament Hill. A further apology from the Prime Minister is expected momentarily, to be followed by a six- or seven-figure cheque to salve the hurt feelings and make the black voices understand that they have indeed been heard.

Walt will be back soon

Ed. here. Walt seems to be stuck somewhere in a bottle of 白酒, but promises to write something as soon as his hands stop shaking.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Trudeau Liberals promise new flag for Canada

This coming October, Canadians will go to the polls to elect a new federal government. Or, the Liberal Party hopes, to re-elect Just In Trudeau and his government of useful idiots, in spite of everything.

But with opinion polls trending downwards for the libbies, they will have to raise their game -- promotion of "inclusivity", gender ideology, and Islamization of Canada -- to new levels. Some kind of gimmick is needed, beyond opening the border to 1000s of "refugees" and asylum-seekers, aka instant Liberal voters. Walt's mole in the PMO (Prime Minister's Office) says they've come up with something truly brilliant.

This coming June will see the 55th anniversary of the adoption of the now hugely popular maple leaf flag that replaced the British Red Ensign if the bad old colonial days. 55. If you say 5-5 in Thai, it's "ha-ha". So Mr Socks' minions are planning a nice "ha-ha" for the Canadian people. It's a brand new flag, which will properly symbolize the diversity which is the theme and hallmark of Mr T's new "post-national state". As well, it will show that Canadians welcome all the new Muslim immigrants, no matter what the lying opinion polls say. Here's the new design.

There now. Isn't that just what the imam ordered. You've got everybody represented: gays, trannies, feminists, Muslims, and even real Canadians. See the little maple leaf? Perfect! The bill to replace the old maple leaf flag with the brilliant new rainbow banner is expected to be tabled in Parliament any day now. What could go wrong?

Note from Ed.: I didn't have time to talk to a second source for this report, but it sounds plausible to me, given the track record of Canada's Liberal Party, so I'm going with it!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig! 恭喜发财!

Walt and Poor Len [and Ed.] wish
a Happy New Year of the Pig
to all our Chinese readers!

May the coming year bring you
happiness and prosperity.

VIDEOS: Robber splits after storekeeper hits him with bananas

This is not a promo for CBC's egregiously unfunny sitcom Kim's Convenience. This is real footage of an attempted robbery which occurred Saturday evening at a convenience store in Mississauga ON. The holdup was foiled when the wife of the storeowner -- a Korean, surprisingly enough -- hit the would-be thief -- possibly white, possibly not -- with a bunch of bananas, forcing him to flee.

CTV's Nick Dixon [Really? Not "Dick" Dixon? Ed.] has the story.

The storeowners were unhurt. The would-be thief may, like the bananas, have a couple of bruises. Inspector Knacker of the Peel Police [not making this up. Ed.] said the intruder did not have a gun, but warned retail workers not to confront suspects as, you never know, they could be armed with a gun... or maybe a banana of their own. What do you do then?! John Cleese and the Monty Python group demonstrate the proper technique for dealing with such a situation.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Rodents predict early spring. What could go wrong?

I got out of bed at the crack of dawn this morning, with the intention of seeing whether Fort Mudge Francis (the local natural-born groundhog) would see his shadow. Unfortunately his hole was covered in two feet of snow and ice, so I sealed up the crack (of dawn) and went back to bed.

Ed. has found a picture of the new Wiarton Willie, mentioned in yesterday's post on global warming, whose residence is enclosed in glass for protection from the winter's snows, as well as meeja accessibility. Reports just in say that Willie did not see his shadow this morning, which means there will be an early spring.

Walt's agent in the vicinity of Pennsylvania sends word that Punxatawney Phil was likewise unshadowed, so the omens are good. That's if you believe what Willie and Phil tell you. I learned not to listen to rodents during the Obama administration.

Friday, February 1, 2019

"Me heap sorry!" - Fauxcahontas apologizes to Cherokees

Anxious to make everything right as she tries to kick her campaign for the presidensity into second gear [first, shurely! Ed.], Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), aka Fauxcahontas, has issued an apology to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test which she said proved she has indigenous heritage... well, a tiny bit, anyway... 1/1024th... maybe....

Ms Warren took the test in October after President Trump had mocked her for years over her assertion she has Native American ancestry, calling her "fake Pocahontas" at political rallies. The test revealed that the pale face indeed hid a Native-American thread in her DNA, though the ancestor probably lived six to ten generations ago.

The Indians [Native Americans, shurely! Ed.] assert that DNA proves nothing. A spokesthingy for Cherokee Nation told the meeja today that "being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests."

However, the spokesthingy said, "Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe.... We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will come to an end."

You sorry, so everything OK. You betcha. Go hunt Republicans with bow and arrow. Ugh.

VIDEO: Dave Rubin interviews the next prime minister of Canada (?)

Dave Rubin is a star interviewer on the Internet, especially popular among millennials, according to one of my kids, who is one -- a millennial, I mean. Hundreds of thousands of conservatives and libertarians watch his show. On his show this week, he interviewed Maxime Bernier, a member of the Canadian parliament and leader of the newly created (and now officially recognized) People's Party of Canada.

In this one-hour interview, "Mad Max" and Dave discuss the state of Canadian politics, leading his new party ‘The People’s Party of Canada,’ why he disagrees with Justin Trudeau, his views on immigration in Canada, political correctness, the difference between libertarianism and conservatism, and much more.

Dear frostback readers, can you imagine any of the "mainstream party" leaders -- Andrew Scheer, Justin Trudeau, or Jagmeet Singh -- appearing on this show? They wouldn't and couldn't, because they would be unable to answer Dave's questions. All they could do would be to repeat their usual meaningless talking points. M Bernier is willing and able to dig down into the issues, particularly the economic challenges, facing Canada... and the USA... today. When he says, "The deficits of today are the taxes of tomorrow," he reminds me a bit of Ron Paul, actually. More power to him!

FROZEN! What global warming looks like

One of Walt's agents sent along this nice photo of Niagara Falls -- the Canadian Falls part, actually -- where they've been having a real, old-fashioned winter. None of that global warming or climate change BS for the hardy folks who venture out to see the beauty of the falls, which, by the way, is not frozen. The falls are still falling, underneath the crusts of ice.

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. In villages north and south of Niagara Falls, famous groundhogs will come out of their burrows -- voluntarily or otherwise -- to predict how much more of this global warming we'll have to endure. In Pennsylvania, Al Gore will explain to the media any cold signals given by Punxatawney Phil. In Ontario, Canuck Environment Minister "Climate Barbie" McKenna will interpret the actions of the new Wiarton Willie. The old one died last summer... of the heat, no doubt.