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May 11, 2017

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bunky

Uno

narciso

Part for the courze:

https://mobile.twitter.com/sean_spicier/status/862303341803687936

Free James D!

TM, why does it look bad for President Trump?

Because the liars and slanderers in the MSM are shouting it over and over? So what?

narciso

Have a wry laugh at her expense

https://mobile.twitter.com/AmbDana/status/862138557376450560

David, Infamous Deplorable

Ummm, I hate to disagree with our host, but I don't think it looks bad for Trump at all. You had the entire left side of the aisle howling for his blood right up until the time that he gave it to them, them all of a sudden, OMGWTFBBQ!! Trump is the worst president since that last very very very bad president! (Take your pick of George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, or Adolf Hitler, depending on your beliefs. Of course, maybe they are all the same person to you. Not that there is anything wrong with that.)

The reality is that EVERYTHING and NOTHING looks very very very bad for Trump. The media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) have been beating this drum since the inauguration. Then they turned it up to 11. By now, it is around 16 and a half or something. How can anyone take a single thing they say seriously without falling over laughing? I would have hoped that our host wouldn't fall for the shell game that the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) have set up, where there is a pea under every single shell, and they point and screech when they lift, "See! He is guilty! Impeach him!"

Yawn.

David

David, Infamous Deplorable

Wow, that was clear as mud. The second sentence, which read:

You had the entire left side of the aisle howling for his blood right up until the time that he gave it to them, them all of a sudden, OMGWTFBBQ!! Trump is the worst president since that last very very very bad president!

SHOULD have read:

You had the entire left side of the aisle howling for Comey's blood right up until the time that Trump gave it to them, them all of a sudden, OMGWTFBBQ!! Trump is the worst president since that last very very very bad president!

That's what happens when you write quickly.

David

lurkersusie

Oh

Yossi Gestetner on Twitter: "VIDEO: @NewsHour backs up @SHSanders45, says "inside the FBI, morale among agents has taken a beating months before" Comey's firing. https://t.co/4H89s8aPhh"

narciso

Close enough, David, re the last thread, McCarthy is valuable in determining strategies against Islamist, (The late blind sheikhs trial showed the flaws in the prosecutorial model) as well as general minute of Washington tradecraft.

narciso

Back about a dozen years ago, Josh Marshall had a cow about certain improprieties in the contracting process regarding Randy cunningham and a company official. That official dusty foggo now is out of jail running his own outfit. Also he was verklempt over the replacement of a passel of prosecutors little came of it.

Followed Swiftly by.

I came here from Josh Marshall on the trail of yellowcake.

-peter

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2017/05/comey-out-and-what-does-it-mean/comments/page/14/#comments

I hope that this works, and if it doesn't, blame Comey

narciso

There's a small cadre of actual reporters not dnc staffers with bylines


http://circa.com/politics/accountability/james-comey-told-congressional-officials-that-trump-wasnt-a-russian-probe-target

narciso

And of these days Kim we'll find it, hopefully not in a mushroom cloud

Threadkiller

Did someone, a few posts ago, mention an alternative killfile that would whitelist users vs blacklisting Butt Nuggets who change their names on a constant basis.

Is that a thing or does it need to be made?

If you build it, he will sock.


Porchlight

If I had a buck for every time someone said something looked bad for Trump, and wasn't.....or was the beginning of the end for Trump, and wasn't....I'd be a lot closer to Trump's net worth.

He's a wizard. This explains a lot more than do all the pundits all over the world put together.

narciso

There can be only one:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/james-comey-had-become-too-much-of-a-media-celebrity/

narciso

For nearly twenty years the Italian establishment and left crowed they had been nabbed Berlusconi, a reasonable analogue to trump, but more often then not, they were hanging off a cliff

Clarice Feldman

I couldn't sleep after all==It looks bad for Trump? Are you reprising your original Duke Lacrosse take? snap out of it T M!

narciso

That ambassadresz to doha is something isn't she clarice, 'what i have no idea' as Rodney Dangerfield opined.

Clarice Feldman

Send her a press clipping of Clinton's 1992 firing of Sessions. Maybe that'll clear her mind.

Clarice Feldman


Josh Kantrow
8 hrs · Chicago, IL ·
Can you imagine the outcry from the Left and their media accomplices if President Trump had not fired Comey following: (1) his testimony last week and (2) receipt of the memo from assistant AG Rosenstein, a man of impeccable integrity who served in the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations? This episode provides yet another example of the hypocrisy of the Left and demonstrates they will oppose anything our President does.

Yes, ™--had he not fired him, the same people screaming "Russian collusion" would be saying he deliberately kept in place a man as head of the FBI already proven to have been compromised.

Clarice Feldman

I'm going to try to sleep again.

Porchlight

Are you reprising your original Duke Lacrosse take?

Ha, burn. Clarice doesn't forget.

Barbara

In the short term, though, this looks very, very bad for Trump.

It depends on the lens you're looking through. I see President Trump as an aggressive savvy businessman who is not afraid to say just what he thinks and who pursues a goal without any fear. He's not one to sit around strategizing like some recent leaders. He confronts a problem straight on as he did with former Director Comey.

I don't believe for one minute that he was concerned about the so called Russia investigation. Comey danced around that issue as a means to hold on to his job. After Comey's testimony this past week, I believe the President had enough. Comey wasn't pursuing an investigation into the surveillance scandal or the persistent leaks coming out of the White House. In fact, Comey refused to follow up on the President's concerns. That was reason enough to fire him. It was supplemented by the damning information forwarded by the Attorney General.

What this really comes down to is whether the President can withstand the inevitable firestorm by a media that has been chomping at the bit to bring down his presidency and a squishy GOPe that fears he will destroy their comfortable country club with all the perks at the taxpayers expense. Trump has survived other media attacks before and come back stronger. I don't expect anything different with this issue especially after McCabe's testimony today.

Porchlight

Absolutely right, Barbara.

narciso

Thanks asw I'll look into those tomorrow

narciso

In the back of the book section:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/338370-russian-charged-with-breaching-u-s-firms-says-fbi-attempted-to-coerce-confession-over-clinton-hack/

The Gipper Lives

It doesn't look bad for Trump at all. That's why even Colbert's audience cheered until they received their new hymnals. You should read Rosenstein's memo. The entire Establishment dumps on Comey. Even hacks like Eric Holder. The Drama Queen Press Corps has already moved on to The Next Big Crisis!(tm): Trump receives more scoops of ice cream than his guests!

At any moment I expect a Hawaiian judge to order the President to clean his plate before dessert. You know--the way the Founders intended.

narciso

Look of it wasn't for hyperventilating journolis and rizzotto trey carriers they would actually have to cover the need. Oddly the seem to have forgotten the lesson Lesley atahl learned inn the 80s

Janet 🚬

The Dem-Media machine HAVE to come up with some "show". This is the 'Russia Show'.
It is Democrat 'bird-dogging' except on a bigger scale.
It's all planned, produced, & executed with giant headlines & screaming TV talking heads.

There are thousands of other issues that are important to Americans but the lousy MFM go on & on & on & on about Russia. Russia? Really? It doesn't even make sense.

It is like Bush's 'Plame Show' except on an even bigger scale. What non-news junkie American cared about Plame's name being in a paper? It just gave the MFM a vehicle to endlessly bash the Bush Administration.
A relentless barrage of 'the Bush administration is corrupt' & 'everyone hates the Bush administration'.

I don't know how to end it except for Americans to abandon the old MFM in huge numbers. Turn them off.

narciso

Yes but Plame was tied to Iraq, another theatre in the war on terror that had become difficult. But you're right they have dialed to eleven even faster this time.

RattlerGator

Damn. I watch an awful basketball game, scan the dials to graze a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Come back here and notice a new post from TM with another somewhat neutral take on Donald Trump (at least from my sunshine-pumping perspective).

Come on, TM.

I just finished watching Charlie Rose this late night. Bob Costa and he think Trump has been damaged in all of this. I can't help but wonder what are these leftwing people smoking? Can't they take a step back and see they've been played ??? Isn't that fairly clear by now ???

Good night, y'all.

Threadkiller

So much for Acosta's unnamed source causing panic amongst exJOMers.


Not sure who this guy is, bit he has a name:
https://mobile.twitter.com/27khv

Janet 🚬

'Democrat Refers to Middle America as ‘Podunk, USA’
Derogatory comment made during discussion of rural broadband access'

FTA - "Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.

The moment occurred when Eshoo pushed back against Pai when he was discussing expanding broadband access to rural areas.

Pai said that eliminating Title II net neutrality rules would benefit places he has traveled to, such as Parsons, Kan., Elverson, Pa., and Cadillac, Mich."...

http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrat-refers-middle-america-podunk-usa/

narciso

The point was not The presence of the reporter but the supposed white house pique with his roll of film.

Threadkiller

The point was that stupid Trump was tricked by shifty Ruskies.

Since everything was a matter of strict protocol with obvious outcomes, people believing the roll of film used in a nefarious way were willing dupes.

Threadkiller

...was used...

narciso

This is vaporware, the problem lies more on the promised he has been forced by circumstances to put asixe

narciso

Ah charlie rose, you that famous rape where he and broke admitted right before the inaugural, they really didn't know who Obama was?

narciso

Tape, well in retrospect.

narciso

Who knows what crazy they will come up with tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel

JimNorCal

Last thread I posted a link that displayed a fairly witty tweet by now-Pres Trump on the topic of chess. Suddenly I realize ... if Trump has well informed opinions on chess ... and many Russians play chess .... well, aren't we half way there towards proving that Trump is an NKVD agent?
I consider this insight EVERY BIT AS VALID as the MSM stories.
EVERY.
BIT.

Account Deleted

Let's have some fun, Prez.

Account Deleted

CA political opposition to gas tax and fee hike prepares giant lube-free suppository for Ol' Moonbeam.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/californians-rebel-against-gas-car-tax-hike/

Account Deleted

It's a great time to be a real journalist. Honestly.

With so many of their blowhole competitors fomenting fake news, the real stories are going uncovered and the scandals are being ignored.

Once the new AG starts wielding the machete full-time, and in full-force, the body drop (figuratively speaking) will bury the posers.

If I were a real journalist I'd be taking the Cheryl Atkisson route and building up the files for the shitstorm that's coming.

That *ANYONE* in their right mind believes President Trump is in trouble seems like denial.

Thar she blows.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/anatomy-of-fake-news/

dublindave

Tonight the President admitted to the charge of obstruction of Justice.


He's cooked!

Our Congressional friends on the right, their legislative agenda stalled, simply "aren't there" yet. But they see the writing on the wall and they know what they have to do. When a horse is lame you have to do what you have to do. It's sad but that's life. Life is tough. They know that.


BTW, I asked my wife three times if she suspected me of fucking Brenda at work and three times she said she didn't. So, you know, that's good news for me. I mean if she for a second did suspect me of fucking Brenda that would be bad. I don't think that would be good. But I asked her, once at dinner and twice on the phone and all three times she said she didn't think I was fucking Brenda.


Thank God. I'm in the clear. Phew!!!!

Account Deleted

Do these cockbags really really really want the Dept. of Justice investigating ties with Russia?

STFU Sen. Mark Warner (D).

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/report-anti-trump-senator-mark-warner-made-6-million-2012-russian-tech-business/

Account Deleted

These Bobos are *scary serious.*

Ellijah Cummings. Are you kidding me? Who'd hitch their pony to that political zero's wagon?

http://www.mediaite.com/online/second-house-republican-now-backs-independent-commission-on-russia-after-bizarre-trump-letter/

An "independent commission" made up of bought and paid for Harlots on the Hill... that's some legacy shit right there, lemme tell ya.

Account Deleted

President Trump: "So, you boys are gonna go meet with the Senate?"

Sessions:" Yes, Boss."

Rosenstein: "That's affirmative, Mr. President."

POTUS: "Okay. Here's what I want both of you to do."

Sessions: "Sure, Boss. Name it."

Rosenstein: "It will be good to have a strategy we can all agree on, Mr. President."

POTUS: "I want you to pee on their legs and tell them it's raining in Moscow."

Sessions: "Oh, I dunno, Boss. That might reignite that whole dossier- Russian hooker thing."

Rosenstein: "Well, I can see the merits of that. You do mean rhetorically pee on their legs and tell them it's raining in Moscow, correct Mr. President?"

POTUS: "Good grief. It's just a figure of speech. You guys watch too much cable news."

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rosenstein-to-meet-with-senators-over-comey-firing/article/2622867

Account Deleted

Hey Metzico... Go straight to hell. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 peso. Just f*ck the hell off and die screaming.

There. That feels better.

Now this:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/10/twilight-zone-mexicans-are-upset-about-immigrants-bringing-crime-to-their-city/

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I guess the Silicon Valley kajillionaires let Moonbutt and the other Dem crooks in Sacramento know they aren't too enthusiastic about giving up any more of their unicorn dollars to pay for prog projects and it is time to shear the lowly sheep again or those campaign bucks might slow to a trickle.

Sheeple of the world unite, we have nothing to lose but our wool.

Account Deleted

Well said.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/how_ivanka_trump_can_save_the_republic.html

Barbara

Well said, indeed!

Thank you for that link Kevlar. I'm passing it on to my sisters who will love it.

Gentlejim

Sbw,
Great job on the editorial.

Threadkiller

The author of the 2:23 link provides no sources for the "we know" section of her gripe.

I wouldn't forward that to anyone. It will then become the source.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I do not like Kevlar's link either.

Ivanka and Jarred are there because President Trump wants them there. No amount of snark from jealous wannabee's is going to change that.

That article is a variation of "Jared is running the White House OMG !!!"

Personally, I enjoy Ivanka's presence because every day we get to contrast her poise and intelligence with the alternate universe First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton!!

Post another article like that, Kev, and I will post that picture of Chelsea in the skin--tight leather pants!!

henry

The problem with the media attempts to create "drama" where there is none is that when President Trump screws up (eventually he will, as we all do), we will not hear about it in all the noise.

Granted the "drama" narrative fits the day time TV soap opera watching couch potato intelligence of current media stars. Further granted that understanding, let alone reporting, important policy disputes or events is beyond their mental capacity. The surprise is that the media owners (e.g. Disney execs, Bezos, etc) want this to be their face to the world. let me restate that... the surprise is that I expected different behavior from these corporate posers.

Buckeye

The problem with the media attempts to create "drama" where there is none is that when President Trump screws up (eventually he will, as we all do), we will not hear about it in all the noise.

Who says DJT doesn't know what he is doing?

:)

narciso

Yogi's been keeping us up, He was running and jumping, trying to scratch himself in the affected area, he will not sTAY IN THE cone no way no how.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Have you called the vet? They might be able to offer a suggestion - maybe a sedative. If the stitches itch him, maybe something to calm that feeling.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

By the way, all of this hand-wringing about Comey telling Trump 3 times that he was not under investigation:

"If you’re dealing with a federal investigation, the U.S. Attorneys’ Handbook requires federal agencies to notify you that you are the target. Some state-prosecuted matters that are handled by the Attorney General’s office, and they will also will notify you that you are the target of an investigation. "

Source:

http://www.jabatelaw.com/how-would-i-know-if-i-am-being-investigated-for-a-crime/

Clarice Feldman

Try a blow up neck collar or one of these alternatives narciso:http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/pet-injury-protection-alternatives-to-the-cone-of-shame?page=2

Captain Hate

Speaking of dogs, I've run across a couple "designer mutts" in the last couple days that were really attractive dogs. One was a poodle/Bernese mountain mix that was all black and looked like a Newfoundland retriever with curly hair. The other was a Lab/St Bernard mix that looked like a black St Bernard complete with the obligatory string of drool; his name of Bear was very appropriate. They were both friendly and playful so it seems like both science projects were successful.

Captain Hate

Not sure why the cone isn't working. If you can put a collar on him you should be able to do likewise with a cone. Yes, I know they'll try to scratch it off but the noggin is bigger than the neck.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

For some reason your story reminded me of an incident that happened when I was about 5 years old.

If you walked behind two homes adjacent to my folks', you got to the back of an ice cream store. I was allowed to walk over there and get a cone when I had completed chores. (Yes, this was Indianapolis in the 1950's, where, when I was 10, I was allowed to take the bus downtown with my friends.)

Anyway, when I came home, I saw a BEAR! Scared the heck out of me, went screaming into the house to get my mom, asking her to make sure house was locked, etc.

Turned out it was a standard poodle who hadn't been groomed, so he had all of his curly coat.

The funny thing is, in my memory, I still see a bear. LOL!

Marlene

narciso...you could also check Petco or Pet Smart for a soft collar. Our kennel owner recommends Bach Rescue Remedy. It is a natural,herbal sedative.
I don't remember using a cone for either of our cairns,so I'm thinking maybe a mild sedative was used. Good Luck!

Buckeye

Spent most of the week in central PA with one of my rail customers. Shipments are noticeably up, including coal.

Nobody in that part of the country is looking under their bed for Russkies as best I could tell.

Marlene

Maybe I missed this,but Maria B. showed an interview she had with Rand Paul. He said he knows he was survielled and another Senator confided that he had also been surveilled. Probably Cruz or Rubio? So,when does the unmasking investigation start?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

The press briefings are ridiculous. The only news out of them is whatever announcements Spicer or Sarah Sanders read at the beginning.

Then we get 1/2 hour of attack questions about Flynn/Russia/Comey garbage, with accusations of racism by April Ryan. Major Garrett has become a complete tool, and even John Roberts of Fox is participating in the feeding frenzy.

The only one who is polite and asks decent questions is the old guy who represents Newsmax.

I am sick of them all.

henry

narciso, our Chitown lurking unit used these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007C2PYHS/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_K7zfzbFJ67CTX

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Marlene,

That is a good question. I still say Susan Rice wouldn't have undertaken the unmasking at that depth without orders from Obama. The dissemination of the unmasked surveillance among all agencies was not only to make it harder to point fingers, but also to give allies in those agencies ideas on how to undermine Trump.

This goes right along with Obama's MO, because he has a history of using illegally leaked information in order to undermine opponents. An example would be the leak of the sealed divorce documents from his Illinois Senate opponent Ryan.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 7m7 minutes ago

Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago

The Fake Media is working overtime today!

Kaiser Derden

one more "this is the end of Trump" pundit article ? sad really ... You know the real reason Trump didn't worry about firing Comey they way he did ? Trump knows there was no collusion, so why would he hesitate to fire a guy who wasn't leading the investigation in any shape manner or form ...

Captain Hate

Exactly, Miss Marple; Rice and Curb Dive were only carrying out the Tahitian fleebag's orders on Benghazi and domestic surveillance. His paranoia far exceeded Nixon's which the MFM catamites would never contemplate.

Marlene

I have to rant about the weather! The weather has been so cold and rainy here. Today and tomorrow will be sunny,yay! Saturday night into Sunday,a nor'easter is forecast. If it was a winter nor'easter,it would produce 6-10 inches of snow!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2m2 minutes ago

As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!....
===========================

This looks to be part 1 of a 2-part tweet.

I am dead certain this will cause another wave of media hysteria. It began at the press briefing yesterday, with all of the "But Sean said last week..." questions.

James D.

I still say Susan Rice wouldn't have undertaken the unmasking at that depth without orders from Obama

They would have been wink-and-a-nod orders, and, really, I doubt Obama would have had to do even that to get his underlings to do it. They were all on the same page as far as contempt for the law and willingness to abuse their power.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Interesting.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Aha! I was right!

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2m2 minutes ago

...Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???

=======================================

LMAO! Deny them their TV time! Hilarious!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Leaving for a while to help a friend take her dad's glassware to the auction house.

Exdemocrat

Not just "interesting"", MM, very disturbing.

DebinNC

After watching Jonathon Karl make a complete fool of himself yesterday, I'm all for cancelling briefings until they can act quasi-professionally. Helen Thomas used to be an outlier, an amusing old crank. Now they're all vying for most-obnoxious.

henry

new thread

Jack is Back!

Never would Obama on his own make a decision to spy and unmask without a wink and nod from ValJar.

Jane

Barbara, I agree with you. I'm not the least bit worried about Trump and the Comey firing. Maybe that is my weakness. To me, trump keeps his eye on the prize and the press is just an attempt to divert him, which he uses as entertainment.

Maybe I'm nuts, but the way he is operating makes perfect sense to me.

narciso

Thanks all,

Threadkiller

You are not nuts, Jane. This is exactly how he handled himself in his birther affairs.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I took Kevlar's link to be primarily a warning and because of Ivanka's and her husband's public statements and histories it seems like a pretty reasonable one.
Trump himself has a tendency to wonder all over the political map and he has been sending mixed signals on the Paris Accords so...
So far he has stayed the course but if "we won't be fooled again" doesn't remain our mantra it will almost certainly be our destiny.

Comanche Voter

Hey Dubllin Dave. Brenda just called. Said you were no good in the sack, and that it was just a charity hump on her part.

Threadkiller

From Kev's link:

We know, however, that she is very caring and compassionate.

In fact, we know she was so distressed over the photographs of the children dying in Syria from poison gas that she urged her father to bomb more Syrians, perhaps not realizing that more mothers and children might be killed – but then she couldn't be expected to know about the nitty-gritty of political strategic manipulation.

There is nothing reasonable about a backhanded statement like that. The author included this bullshit because she thinks Ivanka is a prissy dolt.

The rest of her advice is stained by that crap.

YMMV

Clarice Feldman

henry, what a great idea from the chitown lurker!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

-- The author included this bullshit because she thinks Ivanka is a prissy dolt.--

She thinks Ivanka, a lib fashion designer, shouldn't be advising her pop on things like chemical weapons usage and responses to it. Ivanka clearly did so since her brother Eric said she did.
If you are concerned about a lib daughter influencing her conservative father then a little snark served up along the fact that she apparently did influence Trump's decision is not so much a stain as a reasonable zinger.
Would you have been as sanguine if Ronald Reagan had given his idiot spawn Ron or Patti Davis an office in the WH and he began soliciting their advice?
If Trump isn't soliciting Ivanka's advice why is she there?

Threadkiller

I am concerned with promoting a stupid article that then makes me defend whether or not Ivanka realizes that a bomb dropped in Syria could kill a baby.

Frau  Dirigentin

First Children, our future!
Ah, memories of the Once and Future Omen sitting in on Palestinian peace talks when she was at Stanford. (That probably gave her a pass on writing a paper that semester.) I bet she took notes which have been saved like her earlier important contributions.

Frau  Dirigentin

The Omen at five:

“Dear Mr. President, I have seen The Sound of Music. The Nazis don’t look like very nice people. Please don’t go to their cemetary [sic]. Sincerely, Chelsea Clinton.”

Why didn't Pres. Reagan listen to her?

Bela1

LOL! I love JOM!

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