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>> No. 3936 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 1:45 pm
3936 Fat bastard weight loss thread
Get in here fatlads.

I've made an effort to properly lose weight but have stalled in the last 2 months - and it's starting to creep up. I used to lift weights 3x/week and control the diet, but I can't lift for a while until some medical stuff gets sorted. This has taken a bit of a hit on my progress - or more likely,ive used it an excuse to slack.

What's your story?

P.s. I track calories and weight using my fitness pal.
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>> No. 4988 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 8:01 pm
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Just finished 3 sets of 8 from the top row of this chart (minus pullups, i don't have a bar). Most were piss easy, but knowing that they would be is what made me actually consider doing them. It's a little sweat i wouldn't have produced otherwise, so all is good.

What do you think of these excersises? Missing any muscle groups?
>> No. 4990 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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>3 sets

try 10
>> No. 4992 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:05 pm
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>> No. 4994 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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I think because the top row are so easy they barely break a sweat.

The thing is, i find it very difficult to remain interested in performing a large number of easy exercises. 3 sets of 4-8, like the image suggests, is a great number to simply 'pick up and go' - There's no significant time commitment, yet you still feel it in your muscles when you're working from the upper limits of your strength.
I managed to pull a muscle or ligament while performing the 'Bulgarian split squats' for example, but it felt great and my legs got a good workout. So too did my arms during the 'pike pushups', and i can feel my abdomen and sides ache a little from the planks.

Exercise i wouldn'ty have got, so i'm happy.
>> No. 4995 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:53 pm
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Try it and feel the difference. You need to fatigue the muscle to stimulate growth. The muscle cells will grow bigger to store more energy to get you through the workout.

>> No. 4970 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 5:43 pm
4970 Anti-depressants
Started to get that fogginess in my brain after 9 months on SSRIs and it's really fucking with my output at work. Doctor suggested reviewing for a shift over to SNRIs but will it actually help? From what I can tell, they all provide some degree of brain buggery and as this condition has left me on the brink of failing university, I'd rather not hang in hope.

From what I've been reading from independent studies, I may well be better off finding a ket dealer.
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>> No. 4985 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 4:48 pm
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Citalopram, 40mg.

Still going cold turkey on it. Mood swing yesterday evening over something trivial followed by a bit of an existential meltdown and an early night. Could've easily got quite nasty the missus managed to calm me down.

Doctor's appt scheduled for Monday afternoon and a preliminary session with a counselor set for Wednesday.
>> No. 4986 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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I can't recommend going cold turkey, for reasons you (and your missus) are becoming aware. You'll feel pretty fucking grim for several weeks, because your serotonin system is going absolutely haywire. If you can't bear to go back on the full 40mg, I'd suggest at least splitting them to 20mg until you can see a doctor and sort out a tapering-off regimen.
>> No. 4989 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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Saw my delightfully MILFy GP on Monday and she wasn't too enthused about me going cold turkey but didn't give me a bollocking either.

Funnily enough she'd just come over from the Oxford trust that was trialing the s-ketamine and we talked about it a little. She was keen to try something more out of the box for me (i.e. not SSRIs) and we discussed my options. I'm starting on 37.mg (70mg/day) venlafaxine, Easing into it with just the evening dose for the first week and then going all-in. If either of you have any experience with it, I'd love to hear it.

Counselling in a few hours. First time jumping back in for two years. At £50/hr it better blow my fucking bollocks off because at this point I don't think I'd handle it well if not.

I appreciate the kind words and guidance.
>> No. 4991 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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I was on venlafaxine for a few months, it did make a positive difference but it raised my blood pressure so my GP took me off it.
>> No. 4993 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 6:13 pm
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I was on it for almost a year I think? Think it was the same dosage too. It killed my sex drive, but that's naturally freakish so I was still able to have sex etc, I just didn't feel horny and stopped masturbating every day, maybe once a week ish.

If I took it on an empty stomach, I'd start sweating profusely until I threw up. I used this to get out of work once. Scary the first time but then realised it was just a thing.

When I came off it cold turkey, I felt okay but in day to day life...it's hard to describe, I think everyone's experienced it, but it was like a disorientation where say, whenever I moved my head and field of vision, it felt like it took my brain a few fractions of a second to catch up. Stepping off the pavement onto the road it felt like my perception of things was bouncing.

That wasn't constant, but it happened daily.

Other than that, I think it really helped me from topping myself when I was losing my job, had my mum tell me she didn't care any more over the phone, and was losing my girlfriend. Managed to salvage all of that while I was taking it.

Good luck mate, hope it works out for you.

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>> No. 4977 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 11:33 pm
4977 Adult braces
Anyone have experience with these?

I'd like to finally correct my rabbity incisors since I'm finding myself increasingly hesitant at smiling in photos. I'd rather this didn't become a discussion over the merits of cosmetic dentistry in general but I can't stop you of course - just be reassured that I'm not idealising that creepy yank/'sleb look of fluourescent-white perfection.

In any case there are a range of options at varying costs. Money isn't a huge factor but I still don't want to waste it if the marginal benefits of one particular approach aren't worthwhile. The typical braces are mostly-invisible and removable plastic casings that gradually reshape your teeth, for faster results you can get permanent braces that are fitted onto the inside of your teeth until they become straight. The BOS has a pretty comprehensive guide here:


Any personal or anecdotal input welcome.
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>> No. 4978 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 11:35 pm
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I too would be interested in one day fixing my goof-mouth.
>> No. 4980 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 5:38 pm
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I honestly find 'odd' teeth to be one of the most attractive, endearing qualities in women. I find such smiles wonderful - they're real, geninune; absolutely sincere. I don't know if this is a similar self-defence mechanism as 'dating a blind girl', but it's a quality i look for.
>> No. 4981 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 8:35 pm
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Are you a weeb?

>> No. 4962 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 3:35 pm
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Does it make any difference, purely healthwise, whether your belly protrudes more above the belly button or below it?
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>> No. 4964 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 4:08 pm
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I get that visceral fat is bad, but presumably that is just a stage along the way to having bellies like those blokes in the OP? Are you saying it's possible to have loads of the jiggly stuff and nothing visceral?
>> No. 4965 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 4:27 pm
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What dictates where it goes?
>> No. 4966 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 6:44 pm
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Your genes.
>> No. 4967 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 6:53 pm
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Only for fat below the belt.
>> No. 4968 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 10:00 pm
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People accumulate fat differently depending on their genes. Some people mostly have subcutaneous fat, so they have a relatively low risk of obesity-related disease even if they're quite overweight. Conversely, some people with just "a bit of a gut" are at relatively high risk, because it's all visceral.

A waist size of over 37" means that you're at high risk of diabetes and coronary disease, even if you're not particularly fat elsewhere. The classic beer belly is a serious warning sign, even if you're relatively slim everywhere else.

>> No. 4883 Anonymous
26th December 2019
Thursday 12:47 pm
4883 Testosterone
Hi people

Asked my GP to test my testosterone, and I have the same level of a depressed 99 years old at 43. Spoke with my GP, he simply ignored me. I tried explaining that all the effects of having low test are making my life miserable, and he suggested me to take happy pills. I understand that a NHS GP is only concerned about bare survival, not quality of life, so I did not press the issue.

Is there any way to increase my testosterone? I am 43 years old, working as a network engineer. Very healthy homemade food, no cigs, no alcohol, no drugs. I used to play sports and lift a lot, but I let myself go in the last two years due to work problems. 1.70, 78 kg.
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>> No. 4957 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 5:59 pm
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what I'm hearing here is that he has just rediscoved stocism poorly and crudely.
>> No. 4958 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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Part of it is people running youtube channels in this vein just need to keep a constant conveyor belt of guests to interview to keep getting videos out.
I've never really watched any of his videos but I would guess his approach to interviews is intentional. With good guests you can ask tough questions and you get good answers, but when you're interviewing the quacks and basketcases if you don't agree with them they become defensive and will never return for another video.

It was the same with Dave Asprey/Bulletproof. For every podcast with a guest whose work is based on good quality peer reviewed science, there would be two or three interviews with quacks with ideas like "you have to walk barefoot so waste electrons can flow out of you into the ground".
>> No. 4959 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 7:37 pm
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> you'll probably love the Goggins episode
>> No. 4960 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 7:42 pm
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Dunno what your picture is supposed to mean but it's JRE #1080 and JRE #1212.
>> No. 4961 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:00 pm
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It's Mrs Goggins from Postman Pat.

>> No. 4879 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 12:02 am
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First there was the Bullworker.

Now there is the Isokinator. The gym you can put in your wallet.

Gert Kolbel is a legend.

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>> No. 4880 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 12:04 am
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I'm getting some Nazi vibes around 1:40.

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>> No. 4876 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 1:01 am
4876 One exercise a day
Mon: Chin up
Tue: Squat
Wed: Dip
Thu: Curl
Fri: Deadlift
Sat: OHP
Sun: Calf raise

5 sets each exercise. Takes about 10 minutes a day.

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>> No. 4877 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 4:14 pm
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>> No. 4878 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 10:04 pm
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Make it 10 sets aka GVT per exercise

>> No. 4873 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 1:36 am
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>> No. 4874 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 3:36 am
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That bit where his beard does a dog leg below the ear. Punch it properly and he's KO.
>> No. 4875 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 9:24 am
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Again in English, please.

>> No. 4848 Anonymous
25th September 2019
Wednesday 1:13 am
4848 Teeth general
Let's have a general post about dental issues.

So let's say I (a 29-year-old) strongly suspect my lower left canine never fell out but can't actually remember and it's believable that it didn't. (I have a younger cousin well into his 20s who literally has two of certain teeth in his mouth because his mum was 'nicer' than mine). How do I ascertain whether or not this tooth is old or new? And if it's old what is the least painful way to rid myself of it? Is it even safe to try? And if it's new how do I fix my mouth because Jesus it's starting to hurt basically all the time now?

Pretend I have terrible anxiety that once prevented me from going to the dentist at all but now only prevents me from going to the dentist if I don't know what to expect. Also I brush them only once a month or less because I was forcibly kissed from a young age and so intentionally decided to make myself disgusting. Talk to me like I literally don't know what teeth even are.

How are your teeth?
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>> No. 4868 Anonymous
3rd October 2019
Thursday 1:24 pm
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I don't mean to be a cunt, but there are occasions when the most straightforward route is the one that needs to be taken. I've spent some years now trying to convince my own father to overcome his own dental phobia so his jaw might stop swelling up and causing him severe pain once every 18 months or so. You might think me naive for expecting advice I can't convince my own dad of to be followed by a stranger on the internet, but I would say you're more naive for reckoning you can do anything about the phobia in the first place. What else is there? Otherlad waits for his jaw to become inflamed or the rest of his nashers to spill out of his head? There's nothing else for it than to visit a dentist.

Dentists do know better and that's likely why they're tired of how knackered a great many people's teeth are, and that includes my own.
>> No. 4869 Anonymous
3rd October 2019
Thursday 1:25 pm
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>> No. 4870 Anonymous
3rd October 2019
Thursday 1:30 pm
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Nah, that's just stupid. I don't believe you.
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3rd October 2019
Thursday 1:39 pm
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>> No. 4872 Anonymous
3rd October 2019
Thursday 2:32 pm
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>What else is there?

First reply in this thread. If you go to a sedation clinic rather than an ordinary dentist, they can provide you with medication to manage the symptoms of phobia and make it easier for you to access dental treatment. Some people just need a sympathetic dentist that understands phobia, some need benzodiazepines to reduce their anxiety, some need to be fully sedated with nitrous oxide or IV sedation.

Bollocking a patient for not going to the dentist really isn't helpful, because it doesn't address the why. Some people just can't be arsed, but most people who avoid the dentist have a serious phobia.

>> No. 4862 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 11:14 am
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Can't find the fucking thread, but on the subject of balding, the testosterone thing is a myth:

Ray Peat has a lot of interesting stuff, by the way.
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>> No. 4863 Anonymous
2nd October 2019
Wednesday 8:48 am
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Says the low=-test man with the full head of hair.
>> No. 4864 Anonymous
2nd October 2019
Wednesday 9:09 am
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This. Blatant Hairy psyops.

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>> No. 4822 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 11:14 am
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High reps or low reps? What do you prefer?

I'm a high rep guy. I usually train all exercises for 1 or 2 sets of 20.

High reps sets are much more stimulating and demanding than low reps. If I do less than 12 reps it doesn't feel like I've worked the muscle at all. High reps are generally safer and kinder to the joints too.
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>> No. 4829 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 11:21 am
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Normally I avoid Joe Rogan's podcast like the plague but this lad's actually quite insightful.

The weird thing is as well, it's only really western folk that work out knocking their pan in once or thrice a week.

I spent a good few months training with Indonesian lads and they're at it every day, because it's fun to them and not work. Changed my mindset about exercise, it did.
>> No. 4830 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 1:35 pm
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Besides training every day, what else was different about their approach?
>> No. 4831 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 2:00 pm
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It was a very small gym, only 1 room, so it was more social as well, they would egg each other on to get one more set in, or do races on the treadmill, things like that.

I think that's down to a cultural thing more than 'intensity vs consistency', though.
>> No. 4832 Anonymous
1st September 2019
Sunday 2:40 pm
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I think training consistently will act as a self-limiter on your intensity. Going in and smashing yourself every day isn't sustainable.
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2nd September 2019
Monday 6:54 am
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I think so, there's definitely been days where I've skipped the gym due to soreness from going too hard a the day or a couple of days before. I can only speak for myself, but I'm quite all-or-nothing, and one missed day can quickly spiral into a missed week, so being consistent has worked out way better for me than being more intense in my work outs.

>> No. 4811 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 2:06 pm
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The old /fit/ boards at the other place had a link to a fitness primer. Single page, straightforward, very useful. I can't seem to find it.

Anybody know what I'm talking about and where it is?
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>> No. 4817 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 6:11 pm
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This. Starting Strength made me the man I am today.
>> No. 4818 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 8:48 pm
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Call me a verile young stud all you want, but I'm more of a stronglifts and tofu chap.
>> No. 4819 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 9:36 pm
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...Where's your willy?
>> No. 4820 Anonymous
11th August 2019
Sunday 10:02 pm
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Listen, some of us are growers and some of us are showers. My knob practically retracts into my body when it's soft, but is solidly average when erect. I'm sure this is the case for speedolad here too, and he doesn't have an actual microwilly.
>> No. 4821 Anonymous
12th August 2019
Monday 12:32 pm
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While we are at it, help me find another picture please.
It was some sort of a coloured hand-drawn infographic, at least partially about the difference in muscle build-up between body-builders and powerlifters/heavyweight fighters/etc. I think I saw it here originally; can't guarantee though.

>> No. 4807 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 12:50 pm
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405 lbs for 23 reps. Looks a bit fake to me.
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>> No. 4808 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 8:08 pm
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Aluminium plates

>> No. 4802 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 1:37 pm
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I've started working on my front squats. I really like the movement, and I think I'm now getting into a respectable "front rack" position (pictured). It's nice, stable enough to nearly match my regular/back squat.

Thing is, the outside of my collarbones are still bruising where I'm holding the bar. Can any weightlifters comment on whether the collarbones eventually adapt?
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>> No. 4803 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 8:38 pm
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why the hell are you doing front squats?
>> No. 4804 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 11:15 pm
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Why the hell not?
>> No. 4805 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 8:20 pm
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>less control of barbell
>have to use less weight
>risky to shoulders and elbows
>makes breathing more difficult
>literally no advantage over back squats

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 4806 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:25 am
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Are you sure you're here legally?

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