Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Comes to a End

As we prepare to usher in 2015, here is hoping your 2014 was more interesting than your 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

I also hope that you found someone new who would carry you, and have become that person to someone else as well.

As I continue to encouraged; think about all you have done this past year and what you might have have done differently. This is not to live in regret, but as a guide for the coming year. With the year ending, so does your chance of living it to the fullest. The lucky among us will have the full coming year to try again. Stop putting off what you really want to do, because you never know when not being able to do it will stop being a voluntary choice and just becomes your new reality.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Obama's New Cuba Policy

He appears to just be grasping at potential legacy issues now. Would be nice if he actually got some concessions from the Cuban regime, but we can't let that get in the way of a good photo-op/moment.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/353820.php

"Some good, some bad.

Loosened travel restrictions
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A dozen different licenses allow Americans to travel to Cuba, and requirements for getting them will be relaxed....

Authorized travelers will also be able to use their U.S. credit and debit cards in Cuba, something not previously allowed. That could make it much easier for people to go to Cuba.

Bringing back goods

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Under the new rules, authorized visitors will be allowed to bring back $400 worth of goods -- including $100 worth of alcohol and tobacco products combined. In the past, it has been illegal to bring back any of Cuba’s famed cigars and rum.

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Sending money

It will be easier for people in the U.S. to send money to Cuba under the changes....

Billions already are sent annually by Cubans living in the United States....

Human rights

Republicans are ripping the deal for doing little to improve human rights in Cuba. The White House appears to have dropped its opposition to a Cuban presence at the 2015 summit of the Americas in Panama, but says has that Cuban civil society “must be allowed” to participate.
Meh.
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Below, Marco Rubio tears Obama as the worst negotiator in the modern era, noting that Obama got "nothing" out of this deal -- no structural undertakings towards freedom on Cuba's behalf -- except freeing 53 political prisoners. (Who could be re-imprisoned in a week.)
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Premiere of The Interview Canceled

And thus, the first real attack by a foreign country (North Korea), against a US Company (Sony), ends with the defeat of the US Company. The Real question now is what the US Government is going to do about this, less it become a common occurrence

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/12/17/premiere-of-the-interview-canceled-after-hacker-threats

"Either this is the worst case of cultural imperialism in recent memory, or the most innovative PR campaign in history. The premiere of the new Sony Pictures comedy The Interview has been canceled after terrorist threats from the hacker group that took credit for the theft of massive amounts of data from Sony Entertainment. It threatened a 9/11-style response on any theater that dared to show the Seth Rogen-James Franco film, and the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York backed away as a result:

A spokesperson for Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema has confirmed that Thursday’s premiere of Sony’s Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy “The Interview” has been canceled in the wake of the ominous message sent by Sony hackers on Tuesday morning. The message threatened a 9/11-style attack on theaters showing the film.
Rogen and Franco are taking a lower profile, although it may be mutual:

The duo attended last week’s Los Angeles premiere, which was a low-key affair at which interviews were not allowed. Earlier Tuesday, they canceled media appearances including a Buzzfeed Brews conversation, Rogen’s Thursday appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and an interview with both of them on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday.
Sony still plans on moving forward with The Interview, but won’t hold theater owners to their contractual obligations to show it:

The scaling back of publicity came as the Carmike Cinema chain announced that it would not be screening the film, due to open in the US on Christmas Day. Shares in Carmike, as well as the country’s three other biggest cinema chains — AMC, Regal and Cinemark and Carmike — all fell after news of the threat broke.

An announcement by Sony on Tuesday said the decision whether to pull screenings lay in the hands of picturehouse owners, but added that the studio hoped to proceed with the planned nationwide rollout of the film.

Variety quotes Tom Stephenson, the CEO of Look Cinemas, saying: “If they play it, we’ll show it. Sony has a right to make the movie, we have a right to play it and censorship in general is a bad thing.”

But there is said to be growing unease among both cinema chains and rival studios that the threats may cause audiences to stay away from cinemas over one of the key weekends in the calendar.
Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security took the unusual step of announcing that they have no evidence of a terror plot in place against movie theaters, but that they would be on heightened alert to watch for signs of such:
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2014 Midterm Officially Over

And the GOP officially have a larger majority then they have enjoyed in close to a century.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/12/17/its-official-gop-will-have-biggest-house-majority-since-before-the-new-deal

"With McSally’s victory, the 2014 midterm elections have officially concluded. At the start of the 114th Congress, Republicans will enjoy their largest majority in the House of Representatives since prior to the Great Depression and the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt with 247 members. The last time the GOP enjoyed that large of a majority was the 71st Congress in 1929 and 1930.

n the Senate, the GOP will be in an almost equally unparalleled position of power.

“Republicans will control 54 out of 100 seats,” The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake noted. “That’s tied for their fourth-highest number of seats since that same 1929-30 Congress, but the larger three were majorities of 55 seats — i.e. only one more seat.”

Combined with the GOP’s dominance at the state legislative level (Republicans control 56 percent of seats in the legislatures, the highest number since 1920), and the party’s control of 31 of 50 gubernatorial mansions, the Republican Party will be in the strongest position it has seen since prior to the popularization of Democratic progressivism.

“The last time the GOP clearly had more power than today was in the early 1920s, when it controlled more than 70 percent of governorships, 69 percent of the House and more than 60 percent of Senate seats,” Blake observed.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Paint me a Symbol

I am not a much of a poet, but I figured I would give it a try.


Paint Me A Symbol

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Justice,
So I painted a Judge handing down a ruling.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Freedom,
So I painted a Pilot flying high in the sky.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Courage,
So I painted a Firefighter running into a burning building.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Bravery,
So I painted a Police Officer putting their life on the line.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Sacrifice,
So I painted a Soldier holding the line under enemy fire.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Prosperity,
So I painted a Couple throwing a party for their many friends.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Liberty,
So I painted a Protester holding a sign.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Wisdom,
So I painted a Scholar pouring over a book.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Determination,
So I painted a Mountain Climber nearing the peak.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Sincerity,
So I painted a firm Handshake.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Ingenuity,
So I painted an Inventor tinkering away in their shop.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Imagination,
So I painted an Artist in front of a blank canvas.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Success,
So I painted a Decathlon winner.

A man once asked me to paint him a symbol of Compassion,
So I painted a Doctor tending to a patient.

A man then asked me to combine all these themes in a unifying symbol,
I put the paint down and stood up to look him square in the eye,
Its already done I said as I handed the man a small American Flag,
He thought for a second then with a nod he took Old Glory and walked away.


Say what you will about our leaders, current troubles, or past indiscretions, but no country in the history of man has done more to promote freedom, justice, and prosperity throughout the world then the United States of America. We have been a force for good unlike the world had ever seen. The flag represents all that is right with this country; it is truly an embodiment of all the positive attributes listed and many more.

Monday, November 24, 2014

No Indictment for Daryl Wilson

To not have any of the indictments come back the evidence must be truly overwhelming; especially given the not so veiled threats of violence. Now watching on the news seeing 'protesters' torching cop cars, letting loose small arms fire, burning buildings to the ground, vandalizing, looting...

It amazes me that those people 'protesting' their perceived injustice do not see the irony of the unquestionable injustice they are inflecting upon others.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/11/24/ferguson-grand-jury-deliberations/19474907

"A white police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation.

A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Monday night.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Day The Republic Died - Obama Announces Executive Amnesty

The death of the Republic line is not a rhetorical flourish. We are supposed to be a Republic. We vote for representative who in turn vote on laws. There is a different word the type of government in which one person makes the rules. Honestly, I am not sure what the word is for a government in which the people elect a dictator for up to two, four year terms; "Obamaship"?

In fairness, it might not be dead yet. We have just been poisoned with limited time to take an antidote. If this action is not reversed, there is logical or legal limiting factor. The next President can decide not to enforce taxes about 10% per person. They could decide not to enforce certain provisions of the Clean Air Act. They could choose not to enforce any federal gun regulations.

This is not a comment on the policy itself. You can be for or against amnesty, but if you understand the implications of how this is being implemented, you must be against the process.

If you think I am not qualified to make such a call, how about the worlds most famous 'constitutional scholar?

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Or oyu can read the 22 times he said he did not have this power -> http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/19/Speakers-Office-highlights-22-Times-Obama-Against-Exec-Amnesty

What the republic die below.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Jonathan Gruber (ObamaCare Architect) on 'Lying/Tricking Stupid Americans to Get ObamaCare Passed'

Of course, when the first video came out it was 'out of context' or the famous 'speak-o'. When the second clip surfaces; and now the third...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day

The day the guns fell silent on the war to end all wars. The tactics change, the weapons change, the reasons change, but the selfless heroism of those fighting to protect the weak and preserve our freedoms remain.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Obama’s Makes Proposal to Regulate The Internet

The government trying to 'fix' something that is not and may never be a problem; sounds like something that will not end well.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/10/an-era-of-compromise-deferred-obama-backs-liberal-wish-list-policy-of-net-neutrality

"The stated aim of this proposal is to prevent the formation of internet “fast lanes,” which would allow service providers to create pathways through which major services get priority access to bandwidth while smaller firms do not enjoy the same priority speeds.

The White House is putting pressure on the FCC to embrace Net Neutrality:


Obama conceded in his statement, however, that he cannot order the FCC to impose new rules on internet providers. “The FCC is an independent agency, and ultimately the decision is theirs alone,” the president said. “But the public has already commented nearly 4 million times asking that consumers — not the cable company — gets to decide which sites they use.”
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Republicans seeking to capitalize on their midterm victories have already expressed their intention to overhaul the nation’s web and television regulations in order to create a more streamlined regime. According to a report in The Hill, the largest barrier to the Republicans’ hopes for reforming communications regulations is the long-floated Net Neutrality proposal now backed by the White House.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Virus That 'Makes Humans More Stupid' Discovered

How long until we can send the necessary medication to DC (though, they may have an incurable strain over there)...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/virus-that-makes-humans-more-stupid-discovered-9849920.html

"A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US.

The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska stumbled upon the discovery when they were undertaking an unrelated study into throat microbes.

Surprisingly, the researchers found DNA in the throats of healthy individuals that matched the DNA of a virus known to infect green algae.

Dr Robert Yolken, a virologist who led the original study, said: “This is a striking example showing that the ‘innocuous’ microorganisms we carry can affect behaviour and cognition.
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch to be The Next Attorney General

So reoccurs the biannual question after an election; should the people who were just voted out of office vote on non emergent matters. Obviously things change if some sort of emergency presents itself that can not wait. In my opinion, they should not.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/08/why-the-loretta-lynch-nomination-is-absolutely-political

"By now you are doubtless aware that the President called a presser earlier today to officially announce what the cable news networks had been saying for days. His pick for the new Attorney General, replacing the outgoing Eric Holder, is New York U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.

If confirmed, Lynch will become the first African-American woman in the job, succeeding Holder, who was the first African-American head of the Justice Department.

“I couldn’t be more proud to nominate Loretta Lynch as our next attorney general,” Obama said during a brief White House ceremony.

The president cited Lynch’s successful efforts as U.S. attorney for eastern New York in prosecuting terrorists, mobsters and Democratic and Republican public officials.

“It’s pretty hard to be more qualified for the job than Loretta,” Obama said.
Watching the coverage leading up to the press conference there was one repeating theme from both the media and Democrat spokespersons. (But I repeat myself.) While there was plenty of touting of Lynch’s various qualifications, the one item which was mentioned so many times that I lost count was the fact that she had previously been twice approved by the Senate. (In 1999 by Clinton and again in 2010 by Obama.) And, these talking heads were studious in pointing out to me, each of those confirmations passed unanimously. (Actually, on a voice vote.)

Just to make sure I was getting the message, the news desk anchors further assured me on multiple occasions that Lynch had prosecuted both Democrats and Republicans. This was apparently critical information, letting me know that she couldn’t possibly be some sort of partisan activist… perish the thought. (Though it should be clear that people from both parties commit crimes, so really that’s only a definition of doing your job.) CNN also trotted out one of her staffers from New York who is – and they Really Really Really want to stress this – a Republican. And her only comment was the fact that she is, indeed, a Republican and Ms. Lynch doesn’t care about such things.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Supreme Court to Hear ObamaCare Subsidies Case

So much for Reid's (D) nuclear option to fill the courts with Democrat/Liberal Judges.

http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/11/court-to-rule-on-health-care-subsidies

"The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the Affordable Care Act, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health insurance. At issue is whether the program of tax credits applies only in the consumer marketplaces set up by sixteen states, and not at federally operated sites in thirty-four states.

Rather than waiting until Monday to announce its action, which would be the usual mode at this time in the Court year, the Justices released the order granting review of King v. Burwell not long after finishing their closed-door private Conference.

By adding the case to its decision docket at this point, without waiting for further action in lower federal courts, as the Obama administration had asked, the Court ensured that it would rule on the case during the current Term. If it decides to limit the subsidies to the state-run “exchanges,” it is widely understood that that outcome would crash the ACA’s carefully balanced economic arrangements.
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See also http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/07/shock-supreme-court-will-decide-whether-federal-consumers-are-eligible-for-obamacare-subsidies

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rob O'Neill, The SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden

It is up to everyone in the free world to make sure this man never has to pay for his own beer...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2822370/Navy-SEAL-killed-bin-Laden-revealed-Rob-O-Neill-named-Seal-Team-Six-hero-shot-terror-chief-three-times-head-inspired-series-Hollywood-roles.html

"The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in the special force's most famous operation can be named today.
The Navy hero is set to give a full interview to Fox News later this month and waive his anonymity but MailOnline has established that he is Rob O'Neill, a highly-decorated veteran who quit after 16 years service.
In an exclusive interview Rob's father, Tom O'Neill, tells MailOnline, 'People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.'
Rob O'Neill, 38, is a former member of SEAL Team Six who has been portrayed on screen in Zero Dark Thirty, Captain Phillips and Lone Survivor.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Republican Midterm Wave

All the races have not yet been decided, but even if all of the rest of the races are won by Democrats (very unlikely) the Republicans won huge. Major pick-ups in the Senate to retake the majority, major gains in the House to decades (could eventually be a century) high water marks, major gains in Governors, and Major gains in state legislatures.

Message sent, not clear that it was heard.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Voted

There is something truly incredible about more than two centuries of uninterrupted peaceful transition of power.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Eck v. Battle Press Conference

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Silver Takes Down Sterling!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GOP Embracing Obamacare?!?

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Five Alarm Fire

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

YOUR GOVERNMENT: Taxes

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Disarming the Warriors

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Americans Lied?

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Modest Proposal for Green Energy

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SNL: Saturday Night Liberals

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gulliver, Unbound

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Our Brother's Kreeper

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Why the Bitcoin Hate?!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ukraine: What's Next?

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

MLK a Republican? Or Just a Dream?

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Unmarked, Matte-Gray Crown Vic

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Friday, February 28, 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Destination: Russia!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Groundhog Day: Debt Limit

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Friday, February 21, 2014

YOUR GOVERNMENT: Education

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Devil Inside the Beltway

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Boiling Frogs

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Friday, February 7, 2014

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Color Me Collegiate, Or Else

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Begins

My first wish for you in 2014 is the same as 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009; may this year be more interesting then the last. People still tell me this is a curse, but the opposite still just seems so awful.

It will once again will follow it up with my favorite toast from my grandfather; may the best of your past be the worst of your future.

I shall end again by paraphrasing and expanding a concept from Martin Luther King Jr. and Firefly; 'Life is about moving forward. If you can't run, you walk. If you can't walk, you crawl. When you can't crawl; when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.' This year find someone new who will carry you, and that you would carry as well.
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