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February 09, 2016

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Jack is Back!

It's a habit.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

My favorite political slogan for 2016:

Bern the Witch !

Threadkiller

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/08/marco-rubio-lampooned-for-repeating-himself-does-it-again/

James D

I know there will be JFK fans saying that First Family was cuter than buttons,

"There's John. He's missing his tie, I think that East German hooker probably stole it when the Secret Service got her out the back entrance. And there's Jackie, this was a good day, she wasn't too drunk. Robert just came in from six hours listening to the FBI wiretaps, so he was pretty tired when the picture was taken. Doesn't Teddy look good, though? He'd been sober for two whole days when we brought the photographer in."

Captain Hate

The Sixers had the misfortune to be good at the same time that Walton wasn't out with injuries and Magic and Bird came into the league (plus a couple seasons where the Bullets and Sonics caught lightning in a bottle). When they finally did win it I felt good for everyone on the team: Dr J, Moses, Bobby Jones, Mo Cheeks, Andrew Toney, Lloyd Free, I think Kobe's dad Joe Bryant was still on the team, and of course coach Billy C. Not sure if Chocolate Thunder and Caldwell Jones were still there.

Jeff Dobbs

Michael:
My favorite political slogan for 2016:

Bern the Witch !

Agreed! Mr. Ballard comes through again...


Captain Hate

I'm trying to figure out if Slick or Rodham would be more distracted by being on the stage with Jeanette Rubio.

Threadkiller

Google "bern the witch"

http://www.zazzle.com/bern_the_witch_car_bumper_sticker-128347120320206797

Threadkiller

Don't get between them and a hot tamale, CH.

Marlene

I think the people of NH have been overloaded on politics that they have become confused. CNN just interviewed a nice older man who is an independent and lives in southern NH. He thought about Bernie,but decided to vote for Kasich,because Kasich went to Dixville Notch and the man interviewed is from the North Country.
CH,you might get your wish,if Kasich does well,he might never return to Ohio. He'll be on the campaign trail. :)

narciso

doc brown, makes we want to summon the libyan hit squad,

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/09/board-reverses-firing-of-another-va-executive/

Marlene

*so overloaded*

Captain Hate

James, I'm calling bullshit on that; NFW Teddy went two whole days without being blotto.

Captain Hate

CH,you might get your wish,if Kasich does well,he might never return to Ohio

Best news for the state since Jim Rhodes ran the show.

Jeff Dobbs

Looks like the first #bernthewitch hashtag on twitter related to Bernie/Hillary was Sep last year:


Another in Oct 2015, a few in Dec - and now a couple dozen or so, so far in 2016....

Threadkiller

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/09/ted-cruz-is-not-eligible-to-be-president-according-to-the-most-plausible-interpretation-of-the-constitution/

narciso

by all rights they should be chasing him with pitchforks,


http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/04/politics/bernie-sanders-veterans-affairs-delays/index.html

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Don't recall seeing anything re yesterday's outrageous attack on Ted Cruz by Judd Gregg (acting as Jeb!'s stalking horse). Rather stunning to hear him call a fellow Republican, and a candidate for the Repub nomination at that, an "unethical person."


"On Fox News this morning, former New Hampshire governor Judd Gregg, a campaign surrogate for Jeb Bush, accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of being an unethical person.

During an interview, Fox host Martha MacCallum asked Gregg about the possibilities of Cruz tapping into the evangelical vote in New Hampshire.

“Well there are a lot of people in this state who are seriously religious, there’s no question about that but they’re not going with Cruz in my opinion,” Gregg said. “I mean he’s an unethical individual. To have him lead our party would be a disaster.”

Gregg didn’t specify why Cruz was unethical, but said that voters should not be fooled by the Texas Senator’s rhetoric about his faith.

“He may be fooling some folks, but I think most people are seeing him for what he is, which is a person who doesn’t have any ethics,” Gregg said. “He’s not trustworthy.”


Given that Gregg was a squishy Bush supporter, it's not surprising that he described Cruz as "a disaster for the GOP." And he's probably upset because Cruz doesn't want to go to D.C. to do the bidding of the GOPe.


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/08/team-jeb-ted-cruz-is-not-an-ethical-person/

Video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8V_oU51euU


narciso

teh idiot who almost became Caligula's Horse at the Commerce Committee,

narciso


odd how our 'supposed allies' show their cards,

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/02/jihadists-reinforce-other-rebels-during-key-battle-in-aleppo-province.php

Man Tran

2nd grade address and phone number:

Gibson Route, Big Timber, Mont.
Long, short, long, short.

When the big snow storms hit, we had to loan our mailman our Jeep. Nobody else had 4WD in those days.

narciso

the Dems did have their jfk fixation, how else does one explain the dalliance with hartpence, an even emptier suit then young Chowdahhead, of course the parody was with Dukakis and Bentsen, where they tried to recreate the Boston/Austin axis,

Captain Hate

Shocking that the Rove News Channel would be ground zero for attacks on Cruz. I'm sure the 8 PMer and ReGretta are on board too.

Really didn't see this coming.

NK

CaptH@9:36-- why not BOTH of them?

-peter

Can't give my childhood address bc I use it today but I had a 212 area code and my phone number had an exchange; FIeldstone 7. Can't remember when Queens switched to area code 718 but I am still a little upset by it

sbw

Remember our home and business addresses and phone from way back. Small town. Business phone was 336.

NK

Peter-- the 718 switch was in 1984 I believe. "Fieldstone" Queens had great exchange names, I loved my 'Harrison 8" exchange. For a kid with a funny sounding last name, it made me feel american.

narciso

I remember my first address in Miami, which I'm not mentioning here,

Dave (in MA)

She doesn't weigh the same as a duck,

NK

DaveMa-- BURN HER ANYWAY! then nuke the ashes from orbit, just to be sure.

The Infamous Ignatz

The question is whether she is faster than the airspeed of an unladen swallow?
Only if the broom has an afterburner.

narciso

so drew griffin, is actually doing some investigation of doc brown, where is peter boyer on this,

henry

CH, Mo Malone replaced Chocolate Thunder. I lived in Philly then and caught a couple games with each over the years.

henry

Those Rubio family snowmen are almost as white as the Oscar lineup.

narciso

they gave props to a commie, trumbo, another fraud, mary mapes, but they couldn't find opportunity for idris elba,

NK

what year was Malone's playoff prediction?:

Foaw.... Foaw..... Foaw

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

From the 09:54 link, thanks to narciso.

"Cooper pointed to 18 VA inspector general reports detailing problems plaguing the VA and asked Sanders why it took him so long to act.

"Well, a fair question. And I think you know the answer is that we have worked on many, many issues," Sanders said. "And your point is fair, that we should've acted sooner. We should've known what was going on in Phoenix, those long waiting lines and the lies that some administrators were telling us.""

Here's is a guy who neglected the VA appointment scandal for a long time, as the Committee chair; but wants to go from chairing a committee to President of the USA. IMO, that would be a most serious mistake for America.

NK

henry... you naughty boy.

Captain Hate

henry, I envy that experience. I went to a Bullets-Sixers game at the Spectrum years before that back when Unseld was a rookie and Earl Monroe was in his second or third season. Great place to watch a game especially listening to the Zink, who never let the refs forget if a team was in the penalty situation, which some of the zebras would with no recourse after the ball was subsequently in play.

The influx of the ABA players into the league, of which the Sixers benefited a great deal, really shuffled the NBA deck.

Gus

Black Snowmen matter.

Gus

Henry, this Sunday is PIZZAPALOOOOZA! You in???

Gus

Martha McCallum. Mmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmarha.

henry

Gus, maybe. Just lost an uncle yesterday, not sure of arrangements.

Captain Hate

Seeing the Benghazi Queen pounce on Doc Martin's VA fuckups would make a good SNL skit if those dumbasses weren't a branch of the donk politburo.

Jeff Dobbs

Gus:
Black Snowmen matter.

That's sexist, gus

Gus

I'm so sorry about your Uncle Henry. Was he in St Louis??

The Infamous Ignatz

In reading that David Brooks column my jaw ratcheted down just a bit more with every paragraph I read until I felt like one of those snakes with the jaw that unhinges to swallow their prey.
When the revolution comes, please can our NY/New England cohort form a special detail to find a fitting lamppost [guillotines presumably being in short supply] for that Louis the 16th courtesan?
The man could walk through Tammany Hall New York or Prohibition Chicago and rhapsodize their rectitude.

The Infamous Ignatz

Wanted to repost this long but excellent comment Pagar posted a couple of threads back, just in case anyone missed it;

Off Topic
Just saw a uplifting story away from the political stuff. Sorry but it is a little long.

"A story about a vivid memory of a P-51 and its pilot, by a fellow who was 12 years old in Canada in 1967. It was to take to the air. They said it had flown in during the night from some U.S. Airport, the pilot had been tired.

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I marveled at the size of the plane dwarfing the Pipers and Canucks tied down by her. It was much larger than in the movies. She glistened in the sun like a bulwark of security from days gone by.

The pilot arrived by cab, paid the driver, and then stepped into the pilot's lounge. He was an older man; his wavy hair was gray and tossed.
It looked like it might have been combed, say, around the turn of the century. His flight jacket was checked, creased and worn - it smelled old and genuine. Old Glory was prominently sewn to its shoulders. He projected a quiet air of proficiency and pride devoid of arrogance. He filed a quick flight plan to Montreal (Expo-67, Air Show) then walked across the tarmac.

After taking several minutes to perform his walk-around check the pilot returned to the flight lounge to ask if anyone would be available to stand by with fire extinguishers while he "flashed the old bird up, just to be safe."

Though only 12 at the time I was allowed to stand by with an extinguisher after brief instruction on its use -- "If you see a fire, point, then pull this lever!" I later became a firefighter, but that's another story. The air around the exhaust manifolds shimmered like a mirror from fuel fumes as the huge prop started to rotate. One manifold, then another, and yet another barked -- I stepped back with the others. In moments the Packard-built Merlin engine came to life with a thunderous roar, blue flames knifed from her manifolds. I looked at the others' faces, there was no concern. I lowered the bell of my extinguisher. One of the guys signaled to walk back to the lounge. We did.


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Several minutes later we could hear the pilot doing his pre flight run-up. He'd taxied to the end of runway 19, out of sight. All went quiet for several seconds; we raced from the lounge to the second story deck to see if we could catch a glimpse of the P-51 as she started down the runway.
We could not. There we stood, eyes fixed to a spot half way down 19. Then a roar ripped across the field, much louder than before, like a furious hell spawn set loose---something mighty this way was coming. "Listen to that thing!" said the controller.
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In seconds the Mustang burst into our line of sight.
Its tail was already off and it was moving faster than anything I'd ever seen by that point on 19. Two-thirds the way down 19 the Mustang was airborne with her gear going up. The prop tips were supersonic; we clasped our ears as the Mustang climbed hellish fast into the circuit to be eaten up by the dog-day haze.
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We stood for a few moments in stunned silence trying to digest what we'd just seen. The radio controller rushed by me to the radio. " Kingston tower calling Mustang?" He looked back to us as he waited for an acknowledgment.

The radio crackled, "Go ahead Kingston ."

"Roger Mustang. Kingston tower would like to advise the circuit is clear for a low level pass."
I stood in shock because the controller had, more or less, just asked the pilot to return for an impromptu air show!

The controller looked at us. "What?" He asked. "I can't let that guy go without asking. I couldn't
forgive myself!"

The radio crackled once again, " Kingston , do I have permission for a low level pass, east to west, across the field?"

"Roger Mustang, the circuit is clear for an east to west pass."

"Roger, Kingston , I'm coming out of 3000 feet, stand by."


We rushed back onto the second-story deck, eyes fixed toward the eastern haze. The sound was subtle at first, a high-pitched whine, a muffled screech, a distant scream.


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Moments later the P-51 burst through the haze. Her airframe straining against positive Gs and gravity, wing tips spilling contrails of condensed air, prop-tips again supersonic as the burnished bird blasted across the eastern margin of the field shredding and tearing the air.


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At about 500 mph and 150 yards from where we stood she passed with the old American pilot saluting. imagine. A salute! I felt like laughing, I felt like crying, she glistened, she screamed, the building shook, my heart pounded.

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Then the old pilot pulled her up and rolled, and rolled, and rolled out of sight into the broken clouds and indelibly into my memory. I've never wanted to be an American more than on that day.
It was a time when many nations in the world looked to America as their big brother, a steady and even-handed beacon of security who navigated difficult political water with grace and style; not unlike the pilot who'd just flown into my memory.
He was proud, not arrogant, humble, not a braggart, old and honest, projecting an aura of America at its best. That America will return one day, I know it will. Until that time, I'll just send off this story; call it a reciprocal salute, to the old American pilot who wove a memory for a young Canadian that's lasted a lifetime."

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(Forward to your Patriotic Friends, if you want, who would enjoy a good story)
WE ARE: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It"

"In God We Trust!"

Captain Hate

Welp it looks like break out the long johns time...

narciso

Doc Brown, Doc Martin's the good guy, but journalism is teh dead, aint it,

NK

I think this is accurate and Hilligula will never be POTUS, God be praised: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/02/09/hillary-release-my-top-secret-emails-but-not-my-wall-street-speeches-n2116427?utm_source=BreakingOnTownhallWidget_4&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingOnTownhall

henry

Gus, in Atlantic City.

Ig, I took a ride with a buddy when he just got his pilot's license. Flew from Long Beach to Chino, had a pair of P51s pass us on the approach. Simply awesome.

Jeff Dobbs

Sorry to hear of your uncle's passing, henry.

Was he on your father's side of the family?

Marlene

Iggy,thanks for posting that story. Here in Venice FL,I noticed a sign that "Warbirds" would be at the municipal airport,which was a base during the war.
I happened to see one of the planes flying over the drawbridge while driving back from Venice Island. I knew it was WWII era,but I don't have a clue what it was,maybe a P-51?
Very cool.

Captain Hate

Thanks for catching the screwup; yes I doubt the patient has any hope of recovery. They've never been close to even the median of the gene pool despite their delusional self regard. Like euthanizing a particularly noxious animal.

henry

Jeff, yes, my dad's youngest brother.

Jack is Back!

CH,

I have seen 2 pro BB games in my life: An exhibition between the Celtics and the Nationals (Cousy v. Schayes:) and the Baltimore Bullets v. The Knick's in Baltimore.

Going from arena to car in Baltimore was as tense a period of time I have ever felt but I did catch Elvin Hayes in one of his monster games.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

Thanks, Ig! I saw that this morning and it was just so much relief from the way we are going today! May God bless the USA and the people who made this nation GREAT!

Dave (in MA)
Black Snowmen matter.
Build them close to the road and it'll be a race between melting and turning black.
Gus

God bless your Uncle Henry.
We are planning a 3pm Pizzapalooza at Balistrieri's. It's possible that the Guv might make an appearance.

henry

Gus I'll call later to confirm one way or the other.

Old Lurker

Warbirds...

I have mentioned before that my mother, as a freshly minted aeronautical engineer working for Goodyear, designed the heavied-up wheels for a few B29s so that they could carry a particularly heavy load.

Before she died, I took her to the Air & Space Museum at Dulles. When we got to the Enola Gay, she brightened up and said "that's MY wheel". THAT was neat.

Captain Hate

JiB, was that at the Civic Center? That wasn't a particularly bad part of town at that time. Were you wearing Knicks gear?

Buckeye

"Long, short, long, short."

Good one Man Tran!

I had forgotten about the "codes".

Cecil Turner

I knew it was WWII era,but I don't have a clue what it was,maybe a P-51?

They advertise a P-51, so that's probably what it was. It appears to have an elongated cockpit for back seat rides, so it's probably a modified variant.

Ah, a bit more googling, and this appears to be the one they have. Modified in 2002-3 to add a second seat.

NK

henry-- sorry to hear about the death of your uncle. RIP.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

" When we got to the Enola Gay, she brightened up and said "that's MY wheel".

What a great story, OL.

Buckeye

I would give my left one for stick time in a P-51.

On second thought, at my age I might just give up both if that was what it took.

Thanks Iggy for reposting, I missed it earlier.

NK

from Insty today, I completely agree with this especially the last graph and I pray voters turnout to punish the fascistic Dems, and GOPe turncoats:

"IT WOULD BE EASIER TO OUTLINE WHAT THEY’VE GOTTEN RIGHT: The RNC’s 2012 Autopsy Was Wrong. “The RNC report’s advocacy for a path to citizenship was a slap in the face to those Republicans who had long been angry about illegal immigration. Businesses big and small made the decision to employ illegal immigrants in violation of the law. A generation of Washington politicians responded with a tacit shrug, even after 9/11. That same generation of politicians, running a government infrastructure capable of reading all of our e-mails and vacuuming up the metadata from all of our cell phones, didn’t seem to care that millions of visitors had overstayed their visas and disappeared from the system. Local governments that will nail you for an expired parking meter announced they were ‘sanctuary cities’ and would no longer cooperate with federal efforts to deport those here illegally. And Immigration and Customs Enforcement, charged with leading those efforts, botched its most basic duties.”

And that disregard for the rule of law, and poisonously obvious desire to dissolve the people and elect another, is what’s creating the anger."

Buckeye

BTW Zero....that P-51....we built that too.

sbw

Pagar and Ig:

Thank you!

Jeff Dobbs

Here's a P-51 at the Air & Space Museum OL mentioned, taken last year after the big flyover celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

They landed about 10 planes at Dulles and taxied them over to the museum so we could see them close up. hit and run jr was beside himself with glee over the whole experience.

BTW, DC folks.....we might be heading back up there for princess hit and run's field trip to DC. Not 100% yet, but at least 50/50. If I get more details, I can send emails...

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

henry - Condolences on your uncle's passing.

Iggy - Thanks for reposting the P-51 story.

My guesses re the NH Rep primary:

Trump 26
Cruz 17
Kasich 14
Rubio 12
Bush 11
Christie 6
Carson 4
Fiorina 3

Miss Marple

These jokers think we should collaborate with Iran on a SPACE PROGRAM.

Because obviously they would only use those types of missiles for space exploration:

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/dealing-irans-ballistic-missile-program-15140

Old Lurker

Jeff, your DC visitation privileges have been revoked until you produce evidence that you have destroyed the file you have assembled for Mrs. OL.

The Infamous Ignatz

As the son of an Army Air Force man, albeit of the four engine variety, I have to admit I got a little weepy at that story.

DublinDaveForever

I could totally have sex with Marco's wife and daughters...at the same time!!!!

Perhaps they need a little,uhum... 'human touch'...no better man than an Irish man.

DublinDaveForever

Of course mom woul;d have to hold said daughters hand on account of the intensity of the experience.......i've said too much......this Democrat is outa here!!!!!

hrtshpdbox

Mine, copied from last thread:

Trump 30
Cruz 16
Bush 15
Kasich 14
Rubio 11
Christie 7
Carson 3
Paul 2
Fiorina 2

Jane

Sorry about your uncle Henry.

Why are remembering our 1st addresses?

5 Sterling St. Was mine.

Miss Marple

Jane,

Several threads ago daddy commented that his frontal lobes were cluttered with the memorized address and phone numbers from his childhood home and wondered if anyone else had this problem.

So of course, we all felt compelled to cough up our old addresses and phone numbers. LOL!

Jeff Dobbs

Miss Marple:
So of course, we all felt compelled to cough up our old addresses and phone numbers. LOL!

We're lucky there's no one here who has made a habit of collecting personal information about JOMers.......

DubDa compensates.

What, me worry?
No, I scurry.

Threadkiller

That DD comment should be pasted every time someone here thinks he is a harmless jovial dimwit and engages him.

Disgusting.

Old Lurker

And I started to comment that I could not recall my own phone number from back in the day, but I could instantly remember my girlfriend's and that I'll bet I still have the muscle memory of dialing it on the rotary phone.

Then I knew that post would go right into Jeff's blackmail folder so I did not say that.

Miss Marple

http://freebeacon.com/blog/breaking-exclusive-lincoln-chafee-will-not-endorse-a-candidate-in-2016-democratic-primary/

Beasts of England

Is there a more authoritative sound in the world than the P-51's Merlin engine? I don't think so.

DublinDaveForever

"That DD comment should be pasted every time someone here thinks he is a harmless jovial dimwit and engages him.

Disgusting"

Whhhhat?

DD is a beautiful man who sees sex a wonderful expression of life and humanity.IF mrs Rubio was tired of Marco's rehearsed approach to love making and wanted her daughter broken in at the same time and everyone was comfortable then DD would oblige in creating a safe and beautfiul atmosphere where Mom and daughter could be comfortable and....satisfied.


Is that a crime? Arrest this Dem.

jimmyk on iPhone

We were UNiversity 2-xxxx, and Detroit 21, Michigan

Here's a guy who didn't quite get the message:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3438571/Air-Mediterranee-passenger-urinated-traveller-brawl.html

"I said 'Religion of PEACE, not Religion of P--' ah, forget it."

NK

BoE-- of course the Brit Spits and Hurricanes shared the same Merlin power plant, albeit by Rolls - Royce assembly. The doppler sound of a passing Merlin at tactical speed is unmistakable.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

...until you produce evidence that you have destroyed the file you have assembled for Mrs. OL.
Posted by: Old Lurker | February 09, 2016 at 11:54 AM

OL- When I read your 1:17 P.M. yesterday, I thought to myself:
'Keep posting comments like that, and you'll have a *lot worse* than the ledge to look forward to in your future.'

DublinDaveForever

Guilty as charged.Doubledouche obviously has a different view on sex than his American counter-parts....if a European man sees a family wherein the wife is not sexually satisfied and the daughters are also sexually stressed and all parties were happy then a man could satisfy all women at the same time and the more experienced ones could help the ones who are new to such intense experiences by holding their hands and comforting through the ordeal-uhm,experience by consoling them the way a mom could only do.

Old Lurker

:-)

Old Lurker

My smiley face of course was for Michael, not the AH.

Jeff Dobbs

OL:
your DC visitation privileges have been revoked until you produce evidence that you have destroyed the file you have assembled for Mrs. OL.

Here are the last remaining hard copies being burned at sea:


Man Tran

Lost a cousin recently that was the ultimate pack rat wheeler dealer. Minor flaw: bought low and never got around to selling. Along the way he ended up with a couple Merlin engines in crates. They may have escaped due to the high demand from the Unlimited Hydroplanes of the '60s. Every kid in Seattle had a pine board hydro to drag behind his bike to the mental sound of those Thunder boats roaring along throwing giant rooster tails.

DublinDaveForever

See...even old lurker gets it. Oldschool...make the woman and kids happy at the same time and reassure the kids that everythings going to be o.k.

Oldschool,right oldlurker?????

Miss Marple

http://www.mediaite.com/online/triumph-the-insult-dog-visits-college-to-invade-students-safe-spaces/

Buckeye

Duda,

The doctor prescribed the Thorazine for a reason. Be sure to take it.

If you are feeling particularly manic, try the whole bottle.

Miss Marple

https://blog.twitter.com/2016/announcing-the-twitter-trust-safety-council

As Kurt Schlichter said, if you own the stock, sell it.

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