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January 12, 2016

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Dave (in MA)

Scott Ott, on those radical extremists who've been occupying Federal property for a while now.

lyle

http://thefederalist.com/2016/01/13/irans-humiliation-of-barack-obama-is-now-complete/

Think this jackass is even slightly aware of his humiliation? Nah.

Rocco

Did a horseshoe fall out?

Yup

Yay...We Lost! photo HAHAHA_zpssu1ycon3.jpg

Thomas Collins

I think Obama views this as validation of his Eye-Ran policies, lyle. But I doubt Vlad, Xi, King Salman, Bibi, Kim, or any other world leader thinks this is anything other than a humiliation.

Xi has what I think is the most interesting calculation. Move on Taiwan this year or wait with an increased military buildup. Even given Taiwan's forces, Xi might calculate that this year he is assured that the US POTUS will not take any strong action (other than to pontificate about how China is losing as it overruns Taiwan). Good distraction from the Chinese economy.

On the other hand, Xi might decide the best thing to do is to continue to establish dominion in the seas around Vietnam and the Philippines, and Japan.

Thomas Collins

Belichick must have bought his exercise equipment from Harry Reid.

The Infamous Ignatz

Touche, Rocco. :)

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, Bazinga

Momto2

Yeah! I didn't get the 404 message again...
In typical "what's up is down and what's down is up" fashion - Our detestable CIC thinks that what happened to our 10 sailors last night was a WIN! It shows what excellent relations we have now established with Iran and the lines of communication are so open and everything is beautiful....He's actually getting out his pen right now to write them a check!

Rick Ballard

Pagar,

You're welcome. If your granddaughter can get in the habit of regarding the retirement investment payments in the same way and manner (monthly) as the utility bill, she won't have to worry much about SS. The miracle of compound interest coupled with steady saving isn't really all that complicated. Send her this link to work out what she needs to set aside each month.

Momto2

Pretty powerful tweet by Sean Davis - a photo of our sailors kneeling with their hands on their heads - the caption reads "Fundamentally Transforming America" ~

lyle

The old Gray Whore falls in line with Precious:

Iran's Swift Release of U.S. Sailors Hailed as a Sign of Warmer Relations

The Infamous Ignatz

Listed a couple of guns so am back with this awful story from National Review and Stan Kurtz via Powerline.
HUD has essentially taken over Dubuque Iowa [spellcheck has never even heard of Dubuque] and is now compelling it to provide cheapo Section 8 housing to......residents of frickin Chicago! Because Rahm's minions don't provide enough slums for their underclass DC is now compelling Dubuque and its taxpayers to house Chicago's teeming masses.

To Rubio's credit he did try to defund this AFFH insanity.


I hope the Windy City denizens don't forget their illegally acquired firearms to bring Dubuque up to speed on all the benefits of the Second City lifestyle. If they do I'm sure it will somehow be because of legitimate gun dealers in Indiana.

Dave (in MA)

Ig, WHAT? Dubuque is something like 100+ miles away from Chicago. How are these people supposed to commute to their jo-, oh. Never mind.

Rick Ballard

"Xi has what I think is the most interesting calculation. Move on Taiwan this year or wait with an increased military buildup."

Alternatively, Xi can continue to devalue the yuan and capture more of Taiwan's Asian markets while putting tremendous strain on Taiwanese companies carrying high US dollar denominated debt loads. It's not as if the Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere is solely reliant upon military force to confront Fantasyland.

JMHanes

Thomas Collins:

I not sure how you're defining "move on Taiwan," but I don't see XI doing anything precipitous militarily. I think he started building islands as soon as he realized that Obama would sell his soul for a climate agreement and mount, at most, token resistance. My guess is that Xi's objective is to radically reshape the status quo which greets the next U.S. president in China's favor. He'll be just provocative enough to keep everybody off balance. Once the battlefield is arranged to his liking, he'll start working on the pretext for further action, assuming he does, in fact, mean to bring Taiwan back into the fold. I believe having a "just cause" or at least the appearance thereof, is important to the Chinese national psyche, and at the moment, I think they're still in the Nine-Dash Line phase.

JMHanes

"Iran's Swift Release of U.S. Sailors Hailed as a Sign of Warmer Relations"

Sheesh. If the boats did, in fact, intrude on Iran's territorial waters, I certainly can't fault the Iranians for rounding crews & vessels up. If anybody thinks the mullahs weren't happy to poke the President in the eye in the process, publishing those photos should pretty much remove all doubt.

Thomas Collins

Rick and JMH, you give persuasive reasons why Xi won't use military force this year against Taiwan or Japan (I use "move on" to indicate some type of military force). Here are a couple of links to articles on what China might do, and why, at least with respect to Taiwan, "moving on" won't be a snap.

http://news.usni.org/2014/02/18/navy-official-china-training-short-sharp-war-japan

http://news.usni.org/2014/03/26/taiwan-defend-chinese-attack

The reason I think military force is a possibility is that Xi must now realize that he is unlikely to get a US POTUS less inclined to defend an action against Japan or Taiwan than he has now. I acknowledge that the moves the two of you have mentioned can move the "status quo" in China's favor for the next POTUS. However, 2016 is likely to be the most opportune year if Xi decides the old fashioned method will eventually be needed to move the "status quo".

DebinNC

Dubuque is 91% white. The mayor and city council are all white. Maybe HUD's objective is to infuse relatively small pockets of poor blacks into overwhelmingly white communities nationwide, getting them away from the dominant urban black culture that discourages doing well in school and encourages gang involvement/criminal activity? If the exported blacks could be volunteers vetted for work history, school attendance, and lack of criminal records, it might work out well without disturbing the host community, but I bet HUD can't/won't do that.

Miss Marple

DebinMC,

That is a hopeful outlook, but I am afraid my cynicism makes me think that Dubuque is getting a bunch of people who will disrupt the schools and cry racism at every opportunity.

Dave (in MA)
"Iran's Swift Release of U.S. Sailors Hailed as a Sign of Warmer Relations"
Sheesh. If the boats did, in fact, intrude on Iran's territorial waters, I certainly can't fault the Iranians for rounding crews & vessels up. If anybody thinks the mullahs weren't happy to poke the President in the eye in the process, publishing those photos should pretty much remove all doubt.
Reminds me of something about Kerry' previous dealings with a US enemy but I can't quite put my finger on it.
boris

Or maybe HUD's objective is to infuse relatively small pockets of poor blacks into overwhelmingly white communities nationwide, embedding them in dominantly white school systems where their performance will expose rampant white privilege requiring fundamental changes imposed according to Bill Ayers recommended methods to close the gap.

boris

Is that too cynical?

lyle

No, Boris.

Miss Marple

boris,

You're not as cynical as I am, so there's that.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Tammy Bruce was in the Maximum Head Explosion mode at the Bezos Daily Worker attitude of wingnuts overreacted to a big nothingburger. OUR SAILORS WERE HELD HOSTAGE AT GUNPOINT! Lurch surely hadn't grovelled that much since the last time Lovey increased his allowance.

Rick Ballard

TC,

Xi has to handle the removal of the Shanghai Put, devaluation and debt repudiation. If the return to economic reality is mishandled, I would expect fabrication of a causus belli, as JMH suggests, to be a prerequisite prior to mobilization.

Xi would be putting most favored nation status on the line which means the politburo thieves would incur substantial risk of being unable to steal in the manner to which they have become very accustomed. It's not as if the US is importing anything from China which could not be manufactured in the US.

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Dave(in MA). I can put my finger on it.

"Kerry Met With Viet Cong And North Vietnamese In Paris In 1971"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1091943/posts
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"Or maybe HUD's objective is to infuse relatively small pockets of poor blacks into overwhelmingly white communities nationwide, embedding them in dominantly white school systems where their performance will expose rampant white privilege requiring fundamental changes imposed according to Bill Ayers recommended methods to close the gap."

I'm pretty sure HUD has already said that is what they intend to do.

Somewhere I saw a note that AG Lynch says she has set up DOT to carry out Obama's policies far into the future. I'd be willing to bet that HUD has the same plans.

lyle

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-seizure-u-boats-lesson-troublemakers-congress-091406767.html

Pretty sure that 'u' should be 'US' but otherwise I assume the Iranians stuck exactly to the script The Ferret sent to them to read.

Captain Hate on the iPad

When I was watching Rove News Sunday there was an ad by Jeb's super PAC that went full tilt personal destruction on Dondi. It's not the first time I've seen Señor Yeb tee off on someone with whom he'd previously seemed friendly.

lyle

Someone already linked Wretchard. I wanted to post this snippet:

What makes the pathological denial so catastrophic is that a vast, almost unstoppable torrent of refugees is already on the way to Germany, the fragments of collapsing Islamic countries. Cologne is but a skirmish with the vanguard. The main host is still on its way.

In belated mea culpa former senior adviser to president Obama Dennis Ross at last took his boss to task in an article titled: "How Obama Created a Mideast Vacuum". It's too late Dennis. What "too late" means was driven home years ago when one of the volunteer members of the Philippine Airlines cadaver recovery team described an accident which took the lives of 5 members of a university mountaineering club. The party was trekking along a dry riverbed on the lower slope of an 8,000 foot volcano in Mindoro. The weather was fine and the mountaineers were doomed. Unknown to them a squall had dumped a slug of rain on the peak high above them. The first warning they had of oncoming tons of water was a rumbling sound round the corner of the gorge. Then the flood came and only those fast enough to clamber up the riverbanks survived.

His is a much better metaphor than what lyle would describe what the lefttards are doing to us. My analogy consists of a much cruder formulation but still allusive to water: These multi-culti jackholes are pissing on us and telling us it's raining.

lyle

http://spectator.org/articles/65169/hillary%E2%80%99s-problems-grow

Now that I appear to have JOM all to myself, I thought I'd just keep dropping in links...

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

More truth from Stephanie /FB.

https://www.facebook.com/418343765032903/photos/a.418370498363563.1073741829.418343765032903/455629181304361/?type=3&theater

lyle

Well, along with pagar, I meant. :)

lyle

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-obama-legacy-project-1452643869

The final paragraph:

The political result is that, more than nearly all two-term Presidents, Mr. Obama’s legacy depends on the election of a Democratic successor. A Republican President could erase his executive orders in an instant, while a GOP Congress and White House would dismantle ObamaCare and much of his regulatory apparatus. His 2016 legacy project is really intended as a Democratic mobilization call to elect Mrs. Clinton. Above all he needs Republicans to blow themselves up.

Read: Nominate Trump or Cruz, you rubes.

Stephanie

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/13/busted-republican-state-of-union-response-carried-amnesty-pledge-in-spanish-version/#more-110948

♦ English: We must fix our broken immigration system. That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries.

Spanish: It’s essential that we find a legislative solution to protect our nation, defend our borders, offer a permanent and human solution to those who live in the shadows, respect the rule of law, modernize the visa system and push the economy forward.

F*ckers.

Rick Ballard

Lyle,

I'm having trouble coming up with good pro wrestler monikers for Rubio and Bush to describe the hilariously brutal attacks by Bush SuperPacs designed to help Rubio get more 'outsider' cred.

Maybe I'm just low on cynicism today.

lyle

I think you're responding to the Capt, RB, but I'd happy to top up your cynicism level with a transfusion from some of mine. I'm not familiar with the medical term for excess cynicism but I'm damn sure I've got it. I doubt I'm alone these days...

Captain Hate on the iPad

I'm having trouble coming up with good pro wrestler monikers for Rubio and Bush

Bush - Triple H
Rubio - Randy Orton

The Infamous Ignatz

--Maybe HUD's objective is to infuse relatively small pockets of poor blacks into overwhelmingly white communities nationwide, getting them away from the dominant urban black culture that discourages doing well in school and encourages gang involvement/criminal activity?--

Deb wins best joke of the day, hands down.

Beasts of England

Who says nothing good ever comes in the mail? A Ben Carson 2016 ball cap just arrived. (I assume this is a result of my modest donation to his campaign after some media hack attack.). Maybe it'll be the 'I Like Ike' button of 2050...

The Infamous Ignatz

Let's assume for a minute that Merkel and the rest of the suicide cult welcoming these ME sports are correct and these really are the guys who will work and make Germany and Sweden stronger.
Do they not care about Syria and Iraq, et al? Won't absorbing all the conscientious, hard working young gents from these debilitated backwaters doom them to even more oppression and poverty; the very breeding grounds, we're told by the big, stupid cheeses, that create terrorists?
When did Merkel and company begin to hate poor countries so and strive to enrich their privileged wealthy countries at the destitute's expense?

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

Stephanie,

Thanks for that Britian First post on FB. Anyone here who is doubting the mind of Muslims, especially the educated, articulate college age women sporting head scarfs and hate in their hearts needs to see that video at 5:47.

Really trying to catch but decided to say F**k it.

new lurker

Iggy, Don't ever stop posting--I LOVE reading what you post--don't even think about "going away."

Stephanie

Left a Roll Tide funny on my FB page today, beasts. You'll like it.

The Infamous Ignatz

Hilarious further destruction of Jane Mayer who has tried smearing the Kochs because their grandpappy or somebody built part of a refinery in Germany circa 1935.
Turns out sweet Jane is the not so great, great, great granddaughter of one Emmanuel Lehman who had some brothers and decided to start an investment bank which did plenty of investing in, yep, Nazi Germany.
Jane Mayer has pulled off the nearly impossible feat of being a commie and a Nazi symp simultaneously.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Anybody feeling the Bern after he said campus rape accusations should be handled by law enforcement? I think I saw a full Corona truck pull up to Pantsuit Control Central along with hearing a shrieking threat to "treat The Energizer like the rest of your whores if you don't pull my fat ass out of this fire".

narciso

I did not know that, the same Lehman Bros, that went belly up in 2008

http://nicaraguadispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Harkin-Ortega-300x223.jpg

this is around the time, I was acquainted with Lurch, it comes from a Sandinista apologist newsletter, but it speaks a thousand words,

maryrose

Iggy
Your posts are always interesting and informative

maryrose

Captain
Of course Bernie's solution works because it makes the most sense
It is totally a law enforcement issue
When did this stop being the case?

Beasts of England

Haven't visited there today, Steph - will check!

narciso

the Times were also fans of the Confederacy, which was not that surprising considering New York's position during the War,

http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/01/23/how-the-us-press-soft-pedaled-hitler/#

they probably regarded Candidate Lincoln, like they do Candidate Cruz,

narciso

a real legal proceeding would require evidence, much of these star chambers, would find that superfluous,

Captain Hate on the iPad

When did this stop being the case?

When colleges and universities began considering themselves walled entities where the rights of the accused were superseded by something more socially oriented.

narciso

I do recall the earlier point, from that tome on pre Carlos Slim's, The Trust,

Miss Marple

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/265810-trump-embraces-cruzs-new-york-values-charge-cites-9-11

If you ask me, this was a big error by Cruz. Trump loves New York and isn't a bit ashamed of being from there.

MaryD

Iggy, I think you misspelled Nazi simp.

Cheers, mary

narciso

obvious conclusions to me, although not allowed in the whitewash,


https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/1/13/13-hours-the-security-contractors-have-their-say/

JMHanes

"When did this stop being the case?"

Maybe Whoopi Goldberg could tell you. I think it's because social justice is not the same thing as justice justice.

Miss Marple

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/us/politics/ted-cruz-wall-street-loan-senate-bid-2012.html?smid=tw-bna

Just popped up on Twitter.

Thomas Collins

Wrestler moniker for Trump: Bobo Brazil, for his patented Coco Butt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdiFQNaLTY

narciso

and seeing confessores sorosborg roots, I'm figuring it's as grounded as Mayer's conjecture,

Threadkiller

I hope Jeff makes a Goldman Sachs banner for Cruz.

narciso

you missed the point of Jeff's banner, it would be as pointless as a Bain Capital one for Mitt,

JMHanes

Ignatz:

If Rubio was a willing co-conspirator in the cap & trade scam, we're getting into deal breaker territory. The whole carbon sink scenario upon which it is ostensibly based was debunked almost at birth. You don't even have to be a climate change "denier" to recognize the fraudulent nature of carbon credit exchanges. They deserve their own designation in the universe of money making confidence games, a la Ponzi schemes.

jimmyk on iPhone

I think that NYT story on Cruz's loan is not going to have legs. Nothing untoward other than a technical violation of reporting requirements.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

Driving around today looking for the new dog (again X 3), I drove by the Sulzberger beach mansion on Gin Lane and was tempted to drive in (garte was open) and plant a fucking IED on the doorstep. But I didn't have one handy. Then I thought why not just leave a friendly note in the mail box. Didn't have a pen or paper in the car. But I did leave a bag of dog poop I had just picke up.

Miss Marple

Jack,

Don't know if that is true or not but it sure made me laugh!

narciso

well it was a crazy time, where we banned the incandescent lightbulb, notably we haven't brought it back, but this was mostly Charlie Cheetah's gig,

MaryD

So, the gutter-ization of the New York Times continues apace.

narciso

and I see no evidence of this omission, I know Carlos Slim deadtree addition, doesn't ordinary include links, but it could note it,

cheerleader

Trump's in Pensacola FL tonight, streaming of the rally starts at 8 pm EST

The Infamous Ignatz

--Ignatz:

If Rubio was a willing co-conspirator in the cap & trade scam, we're getting into deal breaker territory.--

Did you look at the links RB provided, JMH?
Looked like Rubio was trying to defang or poison pill Crist's C&Palooza.
I still say shouting things down is something the Reps ought to grow the gonads to do once in awhile but Rubio may have been largely trying to salvage what he could at the time.
Don't really have time to look too deeply into it.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

MM,i

Its true. But no worries. The same mailman is my mailman and I told what I did. He laughed. They get no mail there. And he is a beagle owner also who broke his route today to help Frederick and I find Lady. He said he would dispose of it.

Tomorrow I am doing to 880 Meadow Lane and dropping off a bag of Neihaus Belgium chocolates and a bottle of Duvel to David Koch. Of course, he is isn't there this time of year but his house keeper (full time, live in old Belgian guy) will get the message:)

narciso

Much like 'all of Europe contributed to Marlow' much of the West, had a hand in Germany's buildup,

Rick Ballard

JMH,

This National Journal thumbsucker has this to say about Rubio's action regarding climate change:

In his second ses­sion, Ru­bio played hard­ball with Crist. Cli­mate change was one of Crist’s sig­na­ture is­sues, and he wanted the Le­gis­lature to pass a bill that would lay the ground­work for a Cali­for­nia-style cap-and-trade sys­tem to cut car­bon emis­sions. Ru­bio and House con­ser­vat­ives op­posed the idea, but pub­lic sen­ti­ment was with Crist. The House ul­ti­mately passed the bill, but Ru­bio’s team in­ser­ted a pois­on pill that pre­ven­ted the plan from go­ing in­to ef­fect. “I fully cred­it him with the gut­ting of the bill,” Gel­ber says.

The entire piece is worth a read. He is no slouch wrt the use of very solid tactics to actually achieve goals, rather than just bluster.

narciso

so marco did what cruz did with the gang of 8 bill nearly a decade later,

Miss Marple

http://gizmodo.com/theres-something-enormous-buried-beneath-the-east-antar-1752746808

narciso

just alienating people everywhere,


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=361030

narciso

now as jazz points out, there is some bad juju, between Niki and Marco's advisers, some of them are more slippery then a Denebian slime devil

narciso

actually it was Allah,

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/13/whoa-unlike-marco-rubio-i-dont-believe-in-amnesty-says-nikki-haley/

narciso

well that's reassuring,

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/alexander-perepilichnyy-surrey-police-invoke-secrecy-laws-to-withhold-documents-relating-to-dead-a6810456.html

Captain Hate on the iPad

Mizz Nikki is trying to make Dondi's response water chugging look a quirk that nobody noticed.

narciso

dhimmi state lectures,

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/25808/

narciso

another well vetted lad,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3397116/Turkey-arrests-three-Russians-links-ISIS-suicide-bomb-killed-ten-tourists-Istanbul.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

maryrose

Nikki clarified her response on Greta
Am I wrong feeling somewhat put out at the eagerness of some posters to find bad articles about Rubio and Cruz
I do not notice the same determination to hold Trump accountable
Let's trust republican voters to choose the best candidate
Searching for perfection in a candidate is not going to yield a positive result

narciso

what must have been embarassing is El Chapo only knows of one of Spiccoli's films, you'll see why I put this in the lun,

narciso

it's mcclatchy's turn to hit rubio, they went after the huntress, even though they had to dump their whole archive to do it,

narciso

and Manbearpig is going to need one of his chakras released against, AlJazeera's going by by,

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Hey, maybe we can get an island.

"If you buy the State Department line that two American Naval vessels strayed into Iranian territorial waters when one boat suffered mechanical problems, and that the rapid return of our sailors is a triumph of diplomacy...well then I have an island in the Persian Gulf I'd like to sell you."

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/1/13/seven-questions-to-challenge-the-kerry-khameini-talking-points-about-pirates-of-the-persian-gulf

lyle

Jawn Effing Kerry should be swinging from a lamppost.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Tammy had a good laugh about al-Jizz meeting the free market. Mistake #1: entering into a deal with ManBearPig.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

maryrose - Understanding the phenomena of the Trumpster's run for the 2016 nomination is probably going to keep poli sci experts and election analysts busy for years.

One of the most interesting aspects is the similarity of some of his supporters to the Ronulans (followers of Ron Paul, and now Rand Paul to a limited degree). They howl mightily at *any* criticism of their candidate, while claiming the right to point out every perceived failing of his opposition.

Somehow, we've *all* got to come to the place where the Trumpster is subject to the same scrutiny as the others in the race.

I believe it is beginning to happen, and I have always thought that the Trumpster would not prevail once reality set in.

jimmyk

I heard a story that al-Jizz at 40,000 viewers at prime time. 40,000. Even MSNBC does better than that.

narciso

no they topped out at 30K, a rounding error for most networks,

except rand is going nowhere fast, it is more the issue cohort then trump personally,

Dave (in MA)

(Click for full pic)

Sandy Daze

2000+ US GIs KIA because of Iranian IEDs & EFPs

the Khobar Towers bombing

The two riverine craft.

--

Were it up to me, Bandar Abbas would be a smoking ruin right now.

Of the other six American hostages weren't released by day break, I'd level another target.

And so on.


And that skipper who apologized...

lyle

Insty has a post about ManBearPig not wanting to sell his TV network to Glenn Beck because of some BS about preserving the "legacy." So he happily sold it to Al-Jizz and--lest no one forget--timed the sale to avoid the max cap gains tax. Hey, I'm a free market capitalist but the sanctimonious hypocrisy from that pustule is a marvel.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Ok narc, this is what I've been listening to:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUSRfoOcUe4ZV3ZxYMBdhbCONG6h4G1JV

Rick Ballard

Dunno, Michael, the electorate seems to be offended by the great general stench from Cloaca Maxima, DC. The Fascists seem to feel Comrade Sanders stinks less than Red Witch because he's never done a damned thing and 42% of the electorate find both parties to be rather offensive to the nose. The fellow who has never been an elected stinker, although he has certainly purchased and sold his share of them, seems to have an edge solely due to having never floated in the DC cesspool.

Miss Marple

Sandy Daze,

Agree except for skipper, who has been no doubt trained to act that way by loser officers. I want to see the Rules of Engagement.

General Jack Keane on Fox now is upset about surrendering boat and weapons, but will not blame youngsters because he doesn't know the Rules of Engagement.

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