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DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions, and political action committees. Using historical details, such as the development of the two-party system and the advent of third-party candidates throughout U.S. history, DemoCRIPS and ReBDemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions, and political action committees. Using historical details, such as the development of the two-party system and the advent of third-party candidates throughout U.S. history, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans exposes how the two major parties have allowed corporations, businesses, and politically-motivated wealthy individuals to manipulate elections, bribe elected officials, and silence the average American voter. Exposing the ineptitude and gang-like mentalities of both parties, Ventura advocates the replacement of the two-party system with a no-party system based on the ideals of our Founding Fathers. As election time rolls around, this is most certainly the book that should be looked at for reforming our electoral system....

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  • John
    2018-11-14 11:56

    Say what you will about Jesse "The Body" Ventura -- and many people will, describing the former Minnesota Guv as a "kook" -- but he has a way of describing a cluttered, corrupt system in a simplistic, libertarian POV. It's always been a voice I've found refreshing, even when he was railing against the machine back in his WWF days. While this book doesn't really offer many surprises (yes, Jesse dislikes the two-party system, nothing new here) it does provide an interesting and well-researched (he credits a community college political scientist for assistance) look into the two-party system and the dwindling faith many people have in our current political make-up. As a member of the media, I can understand Ventura's frustrations, though I was somewhat disappointed that he doesn't have a true grasp on the underlying problem attacking today's big media (not the journalists, per se, but the corporate ownership interests eroding our information channels). I liked how he took on the FCC and would also have liked to have read more about his thoughts on that impotent department. The terms "Democrips" and "Rebloodlicans" is creative and fun and he utilizes them throughout the book. Linking the big donors with the parties adds context and his defense of Ron Paul makes sense. A fun, quick read if you like Jesse or thought he was interesting at times. If you can't stand him or find him to be a complete goof, then move along.

  • Tanner
    2018-10-29 07:06

    I definitely enjoyed this book. Although I found it to ramble slightly in the middle, the majority of information presented was very good. No matter what party you align yourself with, you should be able to realize that our current system is nothing more than the rich helping the rich. Over and over and over again we allow officials with clear conflict of interests to pass bills and laws for us. One thing this book does well is show that our government is a total racket, no matter how you look at it.

  • Joann
    2018-10-30 10:14

    Mr. Ventura is right on the mark. Until we close the gap on the "very rich" and the middle class, there is never going to be an equality of wealth among us. We need to get people in the White House like there used to be back in the day who actually cared about the people and not about how much more money they could make or tax breaks. Good read!

  • Lana Bradstream
    2018-11-02 15:15

    Ventura makes some solid arguments. This is a wonderful book for those who have become disillusioned with our current political system. The only problem I have with it is Ventura's strong push for Ron Paul. It would have been stronger without his endorsement of a candidate.

  • Jeff
    2018-11-05 13:10

    I liked the book's theme of a no-party system; however, even though I'm interested in finance, I think the average person will quickly tire of pages of statistics and dollars and put the book down.

  • Wade, Rosario, and Marco
    2018-11-10 09:55

    Rosario read this one his 4th Jesse Ventura book and thought it was great.

  • David Wayne
    2018-10-17 07:07

    I read an Advance Copy and Believe Me— You want this book.Don’t Look Now but a Couple of GANGS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE GOVERNMENT! One is not enough! Jesse Ventura now takes on BOTH political parties!Get ready for a No-Holds-Barred attack on the political monopoly of two-party politics in America and the fact that they have a stranglehold on our political system, not to mention their very intentional EXCLUSION of other parties and Independents. It’s now a big game being controlled by the FATCATS, Folks-- and YOU CAN’T PLAY unless they let you in. The two political parties behave exactly like GANGS who have taken over a neighborhood. In fact, the book’s title is a reference to precisely that; the Bloods and the Crips who, also fought each other for decades, wreaking havoc on their “turf.” Republicans and Democrats have done the EXACT SAME THING. Only, in this case, they have TAKEN OVER OUR COUNTRY….I had the great pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book and let me tell you— it pulls NO punches. The book details and documents how our electoral and legislative process has been taken over through a corrupt process of lobbyists and campaign contributing by corporations and the wealthy. Let’s call it what it is, just like Jesse does— BRIBERY.But the book also details the way OUT of this mess— a NO-party system replacing the Two-party system, REWARDING INTEGRITY instead of ineptitude and cronyism. THAT WAS THE WISH OF THE FOUNDERS of this country and this book shows us how to get it!You know that nice feeling you get, when you finally hear what you know is the truth, spoken loudly and clearly. You get a ton of that with this book. The quotes in the book are fantastic. Here are just a few to get you started:“Wall Street gets bailed out, while average homeowners who got bilked by the banks go broke.”“Not one Street-wise exec gets prosecuted for mega fraud, but if you get caught selling an ounce of marijuana, hasta la vista, baby.”“Big money has corrupted the government— including the thievery of our election process.”“I love Wall Street, I just don’t like the crooks and conspirators who run it.”“89 percent of Americans say they ‘distrust government to do the right thing.’” Well, now it’s time that we, THE MAJORITY, do something about it.Ventura & Russell raise some very cogent points in this book and ask some great questions that we should all pay attention to. People losing their jobs and homes are just collateral damage to these people. Just like civilians who get caught in the crossfire are just collateral damage to the street gangs.Their SYSTEM of TWO-PARTY CONTROL ensures that THE RICH GET RICHER and THE POOR STAY POOR. That’s no coincidence. That’s the way that it’s designed! They control it and we’re not invited to the party.Why don’t we just abolish the whole two-party system? It doesn’t work unless you’re a Wall Street Fatcat or a Big Corporate Interest.So why not “open up the game” for everybody?“Hey, if competition is good for the economy, why isn’t the same true for politics?”With a presidential election coming up, there could not be a more important book or more appropriate time. It’s high time we reform our electoral process and this book leads the way. Enjoy!

  • David Wayne
    2018-10-28 10:04

    I read an Advance Copy and Believe Me— You want this book.Don’t Look Now but a Couple of GANGS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE GOVERNMENT! One is not enough! Jesse Ventura now takes on BOTH political parties!Get ready for a No-Holds-Barred attack on the political monopoly of two-party politics in America and the fact that they have a stranglehold on our political system, not to mention their very intentional EXCLUSION of other parties and Independents. It’s now a big game being controlled by the FATCATS, Folks-- and YOU CAN’T PLAY unless they let you in. The two political parties behave exactly like GANGS who have taken over a neighborhood. In fact, the book’s title is a reference to precisely that; the Bloods and the Crips who, also fought each other for decades, wreaking havoc on their “turf.” Republicans and Democrats have done the EXACT SAME THING. Only, in this case, they have TAKEN OVER OUR COUNTRY….I had the great pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book and let me tell you— it pulls NO punches. The book details and documents how our electoral and legislative process has been taken over through a corrupt process of lobbyists and campaign contributing by corporations and the wealthy. Let’s call it what it is, just like Jesse does— BRIBERY.But the book also details the way OUT of this mess— a NO-party system replacing the Two-party system, REWARDING INTEGRITY instead of ineptitude and cronyism. THAT WAS THE WISH OF THE FOUNDERS of this country and this book shows us how to get it!You know that nice feeling you get, when you finally hear what you know is the truth, spoken loudly and clearly. You get a ton of that with this book. The quotes in the book are fantastic. Here are just a few to get you started:“Wall Street gets bailed out, while average homeowners who got bilked by the banks go broke.”“Not one Street-wise exec gets prosecuted for mega fraud, but if you get caught selling an ounce of marijuana, hasta la vista, baby.”“Big money has corrupted the government— including the thievery of our election process.”“I love Wall Street, I just don’t like the crooks and conspirators who run it.”“89 percent of Americans say they ‘distrust government to do the right thing.’” Well, now it’s time that we, THE MAJORITY, do something about it.Ventura & Russell raise some very cogent points in this book and ask some great questions that we should all pay attention to. People losing their jobs and homes are just collateral damage to these people. Just like civilians who get caught in the crossfire are just collateral damage to the street gangs.Their SYSTEM of TWO-PARTY CONTROL ensures that THE RICH GET RICHER and THE POOR STAY POOR. That’s no coincidence. That’s the way that it’s designed! They control it and we’re not invited to the party.Why don’t we just abolish the whole two-party system? It doesn’t work unless you’re a Wall Street Fatcat or a Big Corporate Interest.So why not “open up the game” for everybody?“Hey, if competition is good for the economy, why isn’t the same true for politics?”With a presidential election coming up, there could not be a more important book or more appropriate time. It’s high time we reform our electoral process and this book leads the way. Enjoy!

  • David Wayne
    2018-11-13 09:57

    I read an Advance Copy and Believe Me— You want this book.Don’t Look Now but a Couple of GANGS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE GOVERNMENT! One is not enough! Jesse Ventura now takes on BOTH political parties!Get ready for a No-Holds-Barred attack on the political monopoly of two-party politics in America and the fact that they have a stranglehold on our political system, not to mention their very intentional EXCLUSION of other parties and Independents. It’s now a big game being controlled by the FATCATS, Folks-- and YOU CAN’T PLAY unless they let you in. The two political parties behave exactly like GANGS who have taken over a neighborhood. In fact, the book’s title is a reference to precisely that; the Bloods and the Crips who, also fought each other for decades, wreaking havoc on their “turf.” Republicans and Democrats have done the EXACT SAME THING. Only, in this case, they have TAKEN OVER OUR COUNTRY….I had the great pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book and let me tell you— it pulls NO punches. The book details and documents how our electoral and legislative process has been taken over through a corrupt process of lobbyists and campaign contributing by corporations and the wealthy. Let’s call it what it is, just like Jesse does— BRIBERY.But the book also details the way OUT of this mess— a NO-party system replacing the Two-party system, REWARDING INTEGRITY instead of ineptitude and cronyism. THAT WAS THE WISH OF THE FOUNDERS of this country and this book shows us how to get it!You know that nice feeling you get, when you finally hear what you know is the truth, spoken loudly and clearly. You get a ton of that with this book. The quotes in the book are fantastic. Here are just a few to get you started:“Wall Street gets bailed out, while average homeowners who got bilked by the banks go broke.”“Not one Street-wise exec gets prosecuted for mega fraud, but if you get caught selling an ounce of marijuana, hasta la vista, baby.”“Big money has corrupted the government— including the thievery of our election process.”“I love Wall Street, I just don’t like the crooks and conspirators who run it.”“89 percent of Americans say they ‘distrust government to do the right thing.’” Well, now it’s time that we, THE MAJORITY, do something about it.Ventura & Russell raise some very cogent points in this book and ask some great questions that we should all pay attention to. People losing their jobs and homes are just collateral damage to these people. Just like civilians who get caught in the crossfire are just collateral damage to the street gangs.Their SYSTEM of TWO-PARTY CONTROL ensures that THE RICH GET RICHER and THE POOR STAY POOR. That’s no coincidence. That’s the way that it’s designed! They control it and we’re not invited to the party.Why don’t we just abolish the whole two-party system? It doesn’t work unless you’re a Wall Street Fatcat or a Big Corporate Interest.So why not “open up the game” for everybody?“Hey, if competition is good for the economy, why isn’t the same true for politics?”With a presidential election coming up, there could not be a more important book or more appropriate time. It’s high time we reform our electoral process and this book leads the way. Enjoy!

  • Ned
    2018-11-16 09:57

    While reading DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans, I was amazed at the facts that were presented in the book. Some people may not agree with the message of the book. But I found it very informative. There are a lot of people that agree that money and corporations need to be removed from politics. Believe it or not, our government keeps their surreptitious agendas away from the American people. We are luck to catch wind of just a fraction of it before the mass media, which is controlled by the “Big Six,” squashes the story. The “Big Six” control 90% of our news media. These companies include Walt Disney, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom, CBS, and Clear Channel Communications. It is ludicrous to think that we truly have a free press. The facts that Mr. Venture showed about how these companies fund both DemoCrips and ReBLOODlicans ensures that they are in a win-win situation. I started to think to myself how could people be so trusting of a government that constantly has scandals. Do our votes really count? President George W. Bush signed legislation that all voting machines have to be upgraded. Who are the ones that are going to regulate these new electronic voting machines? How do we know that the software cannot be hacked? These are some of the questions that popped into my head while reading Chapter 12 POLL-CATS: THE STEALING OF DEMOCRACY. Mr. Ventura would like to abolish the Electoral College system, remove party identifiers from candidates, and go to a no party system. I agree that the Electoral College system is outdated. Why is the President of the United States the only office not elected by popular vote? People have been so brain washed that they vote by party lines, and not by what they think is right.I like how Mr. Ventura pointed out all the money being thrown at our politicians. Politicians are no longer working for the people; they are working for the corporations. In 1907, The Tillman Act was passed and included a statement, “It shall be unlawful for any national bank, or any corporation organized by authority of any laws of congress to make a money contribution in connection with any election to any political office.” That has been long gone for a while now. Corporations are able to funnel money through Super PACs. I still find it hard to believe that the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people in the “People’s United” decision. I agree with the book that change needs to happen. If only just one small change, we should take the money and corporations out of politics.

  • Manny
    2018-11-16 11:02

    Ventura is a strange seed. He has historically claimed his Libertarian beliefs yet this book has many inconsistencies when compared to the "Libertarian" platform. Ventura implicitly supports the "rich" to pay 90% in taxes. Although I do not believe that corporations or their executives should not pay $0.00, I disagree that someone, because they have succeeded on their own merits or have created exceptional products should be penalized by taking 90% of their earnings. With that said, I am opposed to crony-capitalism and companies and "CEOs" getting rich by stealing from the public. Additionally, Ventura eludes to the support of Universal Health Care, Climate Change, and other "DemoCRIPS" ideology. He is extremely hard on the "ReBLOODlicans" yet somewhat gives the "DemoCRIPTS" a pass. Here are just a few of his inconsistencies: 1. Koch Brothers sent out a letter/memo telling their employees who to vote for. Ventura neglects to say that the almost 100% "democript" Unions do the same thing. I do not necessaarily agree with the practice but he had the opportunity to do some equal opportunity bashing. 2. He call Paul Krugman a "level headed" economist. Nuff Said.3. Tea party are BAD while OWS are GOOD. He rants on and on about how the Koch brothers funded the Tea Party making it "AstroTurf" instead of a grass roots movement. However he neglects to let you know that the OWS movement was also being funded by the democript's "shot caller" (To use his gangster analogy) George Soro'sI agree with a lot of what he said. He seems to be a far left leaning Libertarian and supports massive regulation over free market, however he seems level-headed enough (save the conspiracy stuff) and has enough common-ground to be able to work with to get true change. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a hard core, even "radical" Ron Paul supporter. The presence of the chapter on Paul was very appealing to me. The book is good and points out both sides', albeit lopsided, ignorance and involvement in this spiralling downward society where soon, if unchecked, will become a dystopia.

  • Diane
    2018-11-08 10:51

    OK, so technically I did not finish the book. I had about 35 pages left and it was due back to the library and to be really honest I was never going to read the chapter entitled "Ron Paul is the Second Coming"... that's not what that chapter was actually titled?! Please forgive, I returned the book to the library yesterday.Overall the content was nothing new (to me) but I understand much of his content may be new to some readers. I agree with Mr. Ventura that our political system is broken and rigged against the "common voter." He does venture at times into the Conspiracy Theory Zone, but much of the worst of what he identifies is cited in his notes section at the end of each chapter. His love for Ron Paul is difficult to swallow for a non-Libertarian -- Ron Paul is not the *only* person in all of Congress to stand up against the war in Iraq and Patriot Act. I'm from Ohio so I know Representative Dennis Kucinich also has not only voted against those bills but spoken up against those bills many times -- at least while he is still in office. Overall, my stars are for content and not technical and literary value.Technically, the book was so bad I nearly gave up less than 100 pages in. The footnotes, notes at the end of each chapter, are easily accesible from websites listed. However, these footnote citations are NOT primary resources and at times are only one step above sourcing from wikipedia. The editing was very distracting.This book would be good for non-readers and folks who only remember Jesse Ventura as a wrestler. Otherwise skip it and find a better/more academic book.

  • Winston Ho
    2018-11-09 11:10

    His work reinforces the cynic in me about the American political system. He argues that our two-party system is really represented as gangs that ultimately serve themselves rather than serving its nation. There's nothing too difficult in his book as he lays out all the information in a straightforward manner. Each chapter is a basic informative session on certain aspects of In all honesty, I imagine one would have a stronger sense of his character when he represents himself through the visual medium as I was. One doesn't get that same sense when reading his thoughts as opposed to seeing him through videos or on TV (though I imagine the media likes to censor him on the television). In any case, it's another work that broadens our knowledge of how the political system works and the level of corruption that's involved. I do like some of his ideas in trying to erode the political process that's currently in place, but I wish he could have gone a bit more in-depth, though it's not so much a criticism of the book since I think the book's attempt is to lay out all the info as straightforwardly as possible while not getting too deep into it.

  • Christopher Hedges
    2018-11-15 13:50

    I tend to steer clear of books on politics because regardless of the side being portrayed I usually walk away ready to pull my hair out in a fit of rage. I ended up picking up DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government because it looked like it was blatantly calling out the current system as a whole.I think Jesse "The Body" was on point with most of what he said in calling for a massive overhaul to the current system. I also believe the imagery he used in the book's title that flowed through out the book was the most accurate description of the political system in the United States I have ever read.You may or may not like the Governor and his style, but I think if you are willing to look at this book with no preconceived notions it might surprise you. I don't think it really covers how to fix the system, but it might inspire some aspiring politicians to start think for themselves and start to challenge the status quo.

  • Deb Holden
    2018-10-29 07:52

    I know many of you are thinking - why would anyone read Jesse Ventura? I was very pleasantly surprised. I don't agree with a lot of his politics but this book is chocked full of facts, one after another, that don't pick sides. I would strongly suggest that if you want to learn more about what is wrong with our current two party system, this is a book to put on your list. Couple this with Thomas Friedman's latest book and his call for a third party, it is too bad we can get more straight thinking in this country. I listened to this book and my only disappointment was that Ventura did not do the reading. His distinctive voice would have made it even better. There is a big plug for Ron Paul at the end (you may want to skip that) but the rest of the book would get anyone to some serious thinking.

  • G.C. Neff
    2018-11-08 08:59

    Great book for those, like me, who wish to dig into the political system and its obvious failure to do its job.I do have one point to make, however. The "no party" system that the author suggests is good, and makes a lot of sense. But I believe that taking anyone who is asking for the votes needed to be elected to any office should have to be subject to a psychological test that would be developed by the profilers of the FBI. The testing, itself, would be overseen by these same profilers. That way, we would be better assured that we aren't voting a batch of sociopaths who have nothing but their own wants involved into positions where they decide what our laws should be.A lie detector test wouldn't be too bad for would-be office holders, either.

  • Parker Gore
    2018-11-06 09:58

    In Jesse Ventura's book "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government" he describes his views on the current political system and the corruption in all aspects of the "american system". He constantly hammers both political parties, to eliminate bias because he is an independent, and constantly states facts (they are cited, so you can fact check him). One of the things i found most interesting about this book was Jesse Ventura's type of thinking. He is an extremist conspiracist, however that in its self makes the book interesting. Your constantly picking out what information is simply rhetoric, and what information is legitimate.

  • Leah Wicks
    2018-10-28 08:12

    The book is filled with enough information to make anyone angry. Our government is broken. It has been bought and paid for by the biggest businesses and corporations in America. It's one big incestuous mess. Those charged with regulating are or have worked for the businesses they are regulate. Ventura opts for doing away with the two party system. not likely to happen. Everyone should read this. Trust no one. Question everything. We are in big trouble, just a matter of when. Wake up America. Not an enjoyable read. I could only read short sections because it made me angry. Clever title, too

  • Erwin
    2018-10-25 07:10

    Sounds like hyperbole at first, but actually seems to be accurate analysis based on the related reading that I've done and some related (though much lower level) first hand experience. This is written a bit bombastically, but it's designed to get people fired up and taking action. How would you do that without being a bit over the top? Unfortunately, I don't think that the system is really changeable, but I do agree that Ventura seems to have focused in on one of the bigger US systemic problems.

  • Todd Russell
    2018-11-12 08:02

    A very sobering look at the current disturbing political climate in the United States. I think this paints a pretty good portrait of the disgust the average American has for the job the government is doing. The only problem I have with this book is it's very lean on solutions. We need solutions, not more "misery loves company" screeds. The last chapter does hint at some salvation, perhaps in a run from Ventura and Ron Paul in 2016 and the hope of enacting real change, not what was promised in 2008. Recommended reading for those who enjoy political non-fiction.

  • Michael Kozinski
    2018-10-29 13:56

    I recommend this book! Jesse Ventura has done it again with his page-turning writing style that reveals the corruption of this government. I was satisfied at the ending because, knowing is half the battle. This book gives us the information we need to try to DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans. This was a very interesting book and needless to say, this should be required reading. This book really helped me understand the issues of corporatism and military contractors. In a trial against the two parties, this is all the evidence we need.

  • Leslie D. Soule
    2018-10-21 09:52

    This is the first book I've read by Jesse Ventura, and I must say, I'm impressed by the depth of his knowledge of the issues he discusses. With this book, he shows how and why the system is rigged to keep things going the way they do. It's disheartening, in a way, to really see all this corruption in our politics. But the truth is the truth, and "the truth will set you free". By shining a light on this corruption, hopefully it'll dry up in the sunshine and disappear. Anyway, I particularly liked the chapter on the history of third parties in America.

  • Ron Larocque
    2018-10-20 13:52

    I'll agree with most of other reviewers. You won't learn the TRUTH from the 'mainstream' media. Jesse and Jim Marrs and Alex Jones are my new heroes. Read everything you can get your hands on. The controlled Media would rather have you watching Reality TV, so read all you can from Jesse; Jim and Daniel Estulin etc. 5 Stars on all counts! - R.L.

  • Peter
    2018-10-20 14:16

    Easy reading, well researched, not too heavy on the conspiracy stuff, and a great case for third parties, for rejecting the binary system we're accustomed to. That said, the last chapters are a long endorsement of Ron Paul, so there's that tinge of naive libertarianism. (Yes, I'm aware of how odd it is to call a former Navy SEAL 'naive').

  • Rosa
    2018-10-20 08:06

    Extremely informational. Ventura has a bone to pick with all politicians and political parties. Has information to back up his claims. I could not give it a star rating because it does seem to ramble on a bit. Still, new found respect for "The Body" Ventura. Don't judge a book by its cover; don't judge people by their looks!

  • Rich
    2018-11-04 07:58

    I saw this book by accident while at Barnes & Noble, and I decided to have a look at it because I like Jesse Ventura's style. I'd bet I was there for 20+ minutes reading through the book before I ripped myself away from it long enough to take it to the cashier. I am definitely looking forward to finishing it. :-)

  • Angel Rivera
    2018-10-25 12:57

    I read this book a couple of months ago and I have to say that it's a very unique look into American politics, but only Jesse Ventura can do that. That being said, he does make some great points in this book which are very difficult to dispute about both the Democrats and the Republicans. I would personally recommend this book to anyone who has not read it.

  • Jimmie
    2018-11-11 13:54

    This was not a bad book. I just got tired of the soap-box mentality of Jesse Ventura's writings. At times I felt inspired. Other times I felt Mr. Ventura had taken too many pile-drives to the head. I came away with a new perspective. I liked the historical connections made in this book and I feel we should at least adopt some new ideas in regards to the two party system.

  • Stephanie Strzeszewski Carleo
    2018-11-05 08:13

    Wish that it didn't seem to turn into just propaganda to get Ron Paul elected in the 2012 elections, but I liked the general information he presented about the way our "democracy" works and about all the ways the money is directed and flows in this country.

  • Brian
    2018-11-13 09:10

    Filled with documentation of the corruption of the two major parties, this book prescribes what has worked in so many local elections, namely banning party affiliation bylines on ballots, having all vote together in unified primaries, with run-off final elections between top vote-getters.