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April 29, 2019

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Melinda


I'm not completely clear in my mind what his CV included, but Rich wouldn't be bored doing this:

https://frb.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/engineer-experienced-to-senior-8718?et=6SZpODGf

Melinda

Sorry, TM, that was a quick hijack.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

That article you posted at the end of the last thread was really something.

Did I read it right that a bunch of the Wall Street donors are going to go for Buttigieg?

henry

They went for Hillary. Mostly they want a product that stays bought.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/441089-biden-picks-up-endorsement-from-firefighters-union

Narciso79

A scamster like rattner who paid 10 million to avoid legal entanglements.

My link last night showed how entangling the car wash was just in peru, but it took down players in Ecuador as well as brazil.

Captain Hate

Those rats flipping out in Mel's article are pretty funny.

Jane

I forget who said it, but why the objection to Question 4?

I like moneys but the world is getting scary.

Melinda

I believe the writer pens mostly delusional uber-leftist glam stories, which may or may not be PR pieces pushed by various interests.

So expecting a truthful article from him or his editors might be wasting my time just a bit. I post that because Rattner deserves a lot of cell time.

Jane

I have a bunch of friends here who are retired firefighters. 2 of them only have one leg left. I just texted one and he said: IAFF always goes democrat.

I suppose if my house burns down I could refuse service, but that seems quite dumb.

Narciso79

Of course we cant forget that banamex got off with a hundred million fine, after upstanding Mueller got 50 k in honoraria the previous year.

Captain Hate

whether the Good Celtics can continue to contain the Freak

Milwaukee's coach had his team completely unprepared for dealing with Boston's defense. I can't see the Bucks coming back from that but that's why they play the games.

Narciso79

He came from vormir, I mean politico, so banamex avoids heavy exposure unlike say Facebook muellers other client which gets a 5 billion soak in order to get rid of cambridge analytica fair trade Comey looked thr other way like the guard outside the post office in the untouchables for hsbc.

Jane

Via Insty: I love this:

WORST SEXIST PRESIDENT EVER: Trump has more female senior advisers than last three administrations. When you think about it, all those people who say Trump is a bumbling incompetent have a point. He’s the worst Nazi president ever, he’s a total failure at being a racist president, and now he can’t even bring off the sexism thing. A complete failure. Sad!

Melinda

Question #4 was the repeated assertion that Mueller was interviewing for the Directorship. It's an MFM-based assumption/falsehood that, I believe, the WH has conveniently, yet deliberately left unchallenged. Mueller's 2 year extension to his initial 10 yr term was written by Grassley, on the condition his name would never be reintroduced. No way DJT, nor Kelly, would not know that.

Melinda

Or especially Sessions, who was on the Committee when they voted it out.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/china-able-to-grab-entire-digital-identity-of-western-citizens-state-department-says

Narciso79

No its like the deniro/Pacino face off in heat, they were sizing each other up or thanos v stark to be topical.

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/29/nationalism-not-biggest-threat-technocracy/

Threadkiller

Where do I find a link to the "question #4" topic?

Rocco has posted numerous times the quote from Trump where he said Mueller was there for the FBI job. The assumption was not unchallenged. It was confirmed.

MissMarple2

Wait...the ⁦@nytimes⁩ featured ANOTHER Netanyahu cartoon? This one AFTER the Thursday cartoon depicting Netanyahu as a dog? Am I reading this right? Is the Times obsessed with Israel’s prime minister? pic.twitter.com/r1KsSaYWtw

— Dan Senor (@dansenor) April 29, 2019

Photo at link.

Melinda

JiB-

I wasn’t aware Hussy had jumped services. But it totally explains Ft. Sheridan posting, US Army since Pershing established the post after the Haymarket Square Entertainment.

sbwaters

It’s not just Mondays.

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.

The Infamous Ignatz

--I haven't verified this, but if it's true we need to follow suit [Ban the burka].
[Nice pun incidentally, MM. Follow suit; get it?]--

The first amendment would, I believe quite properly prevent us from doing so, except possibly in high security areas.

The real solution is to ban muslim immigrants. Despite what progs or the courts might say, that is a perfectly legal and necessary option.

henry

Idiots at work.

Now our political leaders and Chamber of Commerce plan to bomb these neighborhoods with tons of volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and large and small particulates from F-35 fighter jets.

https://madison.com/ct/opinion/column/tom-boswell-f--s-at-truax-raise-new-pollution/article_a2fbe5ce-82b2-5d28-a650-309d446cf4df.html

MissMarple2

I have to get myself moving and get some work done.

Back after while.

Melinda

Boswell, "Community Organizer", little "c" communist

MissMarple2

Before I leave, the President posted a continuation of his thoughts on the NRA and the State of New York. I am going to repost the first part, since it is on the previous thread, and then append the second to it.

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

The NRA is under siege by Cuomo and the New York State A.G., who are illegally using the State’s legal apparatus to take down and destroy this very important organization, & others. It must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS - FAST!

....People are fleeing New York State because of high taxes and yes, even oppression of sorts. They didn’t even put up a fight against SALT - could have won. So much litigation. The NRA should leave and fight from the outside of this very difficult to deal with (unfair) State!


Captain Hate

Jane was right, Life Liberty and Levin with Ken Cuccinelli was outstanding last night. Take a bow, Virginia, for electing a hack like McAuliffe instead of this Constitutionally literate principled man, aided by a major tank job by the RNCe.

Melinda

Read the quote:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1023662510371741696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1023662510371741696&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fpresident-trump-claims-nasty-contentious-relationship-mueller-amounts%2Fstory%3Fid%3D56914885

Extraneus

I read that the NRA can't just leave without NY approving it, since they're "under investigation."

Melinda

Earliest "sources say":

https://www.npr.org/2017/06/09/532286723/special-counsel-robert-mueller-had-been-on-white-house-short-list-to-run-fbi?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170609?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170609

Threadkiller
TRUMP: Yeah, what Jeff Sessions did was he recused himself right after, right after he became attorney general. And I said, “Why didn’t you tell me this before?” I would have — then I said, “Who’s your deputy?” So his deputy he hardly knew, and that’s Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, who is from Baltimore. There are very few Republicans in Baltimore, if any. So, he’s from Baltimore. Now, he, we went through a lot of things. We were interviewing replacements at the F.B.I. Did you know Mueller was one of the people that was being interviewed?

HABERMAN: I did, actually.

TRUMP: He was sitting in that chair. We had a wonderful meeting.

HABERMAN: Day before, right?

SCHMIDT: Did he want the job?

TRUMP: The day before! Of course, he was up here, and he wanted the job.
HABERMAN: And he made that clear to you? He would have——

________

TRUMP: So, now what happens is, he leaves the office. Rosenstein leaves the office. The next day, he is appointed special counsel. I said, what the hell is this all about? Talk about conflicts? But he was interviewing for the job. There were many other conflicts that I haven’t said, but I will at some point. So Jeff Sessions, Jeff Sessions gave some bad answers.

lurkersusie

Victor Davis Hanson: The Adolescent Progressive Mind

One of the strangest things about the series of psychodramas that surround the ongoing effort to remove President Trump before the 2020 election is progressive schizophrenia. In teenage fashion, one moment a player in the Trump removal intrigue is deemed by the media-progressive nexus a demigod. The next moment, he’s a devil. It depends solely on his perceived sense of utility.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/28/the-adolescent-progressive-mind/

Threadkiller

The July 2017 link for the quote above:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/us/politics/trump-interview-transcript.html

Narciso79

Ah ths stoopid burns like fire, I know Berkeley west but still.

Narciso79

Now did Rosenstein sigh off on the banamex settlement as a favor to mueller?

Narciso79

Nothing much came of the Dubai papers, apparently
https://www.city-journal.org/mexico-corruption-violence

MissMarple2

Protecting a baby from being killed after surviving an abortion is apparently just Republicans “seizing” to CNN.

Democrats have a chance to prove they don't support this barbaric practice by joining my discharge petition to #EndInfanticide. But so far, only 3 have signed on. pic.twitter.com/GohoK3Yld6

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 28, 2019

CNN video at link.

MissMarple2

For clarification, at the rally on Saturday President Trump mentioned infanticide, and of course ever since then the Twitter universe has been full of people saying this is a myth, doesn't happen, etc. etc.

I am glad to see Scalise is putting them on the spot. He was at the NRA speech, too.

clarice

Read the first 3 or 4 grafs of this to see how the WAPO propagandizes:https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-trump-stands-by-charlottesville-remarks-rise-of-white-nationalist-violence-becomes-an-issue-in-2020-presidential-race/2019/04/28/83aaf1ca-69c0-11e9-a66d-a82d3f3d96d5_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1dr76g3xzsYYLHgB4u3msRpOq3EIgFMG2-63RtsaDtgVF71RdlSHHkYpI&utm_term=.3d92704d8c0e

Extraneus

Students kill themselves after flunking tests now probed for ‘technical glitches’

At least 20 students in India have killed themselves for flunking tests that are now being probed for “technical glitches” that caused erroneous results, according to reports.

Nearly 1 million students took the key exams — and nearly 350,000 failed, sparking a detailed investigation into potential “goof-ups” with the results, according to the Khaleej Times.

“There were technical glitches in the software,” N. Narayana, president of a parents association, told The Indian Express. “It appears the whole process was full of mistakes. Unfortunately, due to these mistakes, students who failed are taking their lives.”

Melinda

Yes. I now remember that, but what I thought then is different than what I believe now.

It's Maggie, who's been proven to be a FusionGPS outlet.

The distinction being in what I've learned since then is how DJT and his team will plant a lie, or in this case, willfully inflame bias within the MFM for their own use later. And it's not even the MFM they're inflaming, but Glenn Simpson and his group (plus others like it), second hand. Misinformation, in both directions, rules the day. It's unavoidable, but it's a tactic on the MFM's own turf. Citing the press, or the press' account of an interview may or may not be accurate anymore. Do I trust Maggie Haberman or her editors to accurately cite an interview subject, or will they alter the words slightly, to better emphasize the true tenor of the moment? They've admitted it.

So why tell them the hard truth in the first place?

Or, was it the goal of others to reintroduce Mueller as Director to give better cover to McCabe, et al, and finish the coup?

That's where I am this AM.

You and I both know DJT fluffs the MFM. They, in turn, knowingly repeat the part they want to use, true or not. Playing to the bias leads to ridiculous outcomes, eventually.

Bottom line, the lie serves a purpose of which I have no idea, nor am I privy to. Yet it's out there, and it is in no way clear why, nor will it.

It's like quantum superposition, where both exist, yet neither can be proven "to be" at the exact same time.

Momto2

(Sorry for the repost - catching up and missed that there was a new thread...)

Love the story of the San Diego hero who ran toward the shooter! There are good people everywhere.

JIB - I think you will like the ending of Bosch.

Has anyone ever purchased a refurbished iPhone? Is that a bad idea? I plan to move from an old Samsung and I use the straight talk service from Walmart so I will need to purchase one without a plan. I don't need the latest and greatest edition but would like the better camera and room to store my audiobooks.

Threadkiller

I'm still trying to figure out where Jane saw the "question 4" topic.

MissMarple2

How very curious this story appeared today after we had been discussing Whitey Bulger this weekend.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6972101/Whitey-Bulgers-Florida-prison-warden-says-crime-boss-refused-doctor-chest-pains.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

Melinda

Two secs, it was a list of 25 questions....

MissMarple2

Momto2,

I can't help you. I had an old iPhone and my daughter gave me hers when she upgraded. I already had accounts and apps and those just switched over.

I wouldn't even know who to ask.

Threadkiller

Full day ahead. I'll check back later.

MissMarple2

https://www.dw.com/en/ukraines-volodymyr-zelenskiy-offers-russians-citizenship/a-48519397?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

This story also has additional details on the situation in Ukraine.

By the way, I betray my age because I keep haveing too correct calling it The Ukraine, like I was taught in childhood.

Captain Hate

Has the WaPo done any investigation work on the organizer of that "white supremacist" rally?

Melinda

TK-

She started it!! I'm gonna tell mom!!

https://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2019/04/saturday-morning.html?cid=6a00d83451b2aa69e20240a4a622af200b#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e20240a4a622af200b

henry

Gee, what about all the taxi medallion and tax fraud dude?

MarketWatch @MarketWatch
2m

Michael Cohen questions why he’s going to prison when ‘I’m not the one that slept with the porn star’

Melinda

Virulently uninterested, CH.

Momto2

Some of you might enjoy this as he discusses how quickly our culture has changed particularly the issue of transgender. "Plastic People in a Liquid World" by Rev. Dr. Carl R. Trueman.
You can skip the introduction and fast forward to about 5:24

https://www.wscal.edu/resource-center/plastic-people-in-a-liquid-world

Narciso79

Really turned out to be lionel hutz or he (redacted) and trusted Lanny Davis minion 9f Dimitri firtash

henry

Yes, this will help things:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a27287344/virtualization-navy-computers/

Jane

CH,

I love it when 2 guys on TV speak my language and I also learn new things. That was Levin and Cuccinelli.

Jane

If anyone commits infanticide, they should be prosecuted. Murder is illegal.

We cab watch it play out.

Jane

TK:

https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/24/25-questions-for-robert-mueller/

Narciso79

Dimitro who had never trumper Michael Chertoff on retainer to protect him from extradition from vienna.

MissMarple2

https://thepacificstandardreports.com/barack-obama-is-a-cheat-a-liar-a-con-man-and-a-racist/

Not anything we didn't know, except at the bottom of the article the author has assembled copies of documents proving every one of his statements.

Some of those I hadn't seen and were very interesting. Of note is the list of appointments grouped by race.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
14m14 minutes ago

I’ll never get the support of Dues Crazy union leadership, those people who rip-off their membership with ridiculously high dues, medical and other expenses while being paid a fortune. But the members love Trump. They look at our record economy, tax & reg cuts, military etc. WIN!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

The Media (Fake News) is pushing Sleepy Joe hard. Funny, I’m only here because of Biden & Obama. They didn’t do the job and now you have Trump, who is getting it done - big time!

Jack is Back!

25 Questions for Mueller:

https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/24/25-questions-for-robert-mueller/

Julie Kelly & Liz Sheild over at American Greatness.

No. 4 Did you interview of the job of FBI Director.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
8s9 seconds ago

Sleepy Joe Biden is having his first rally in the Great State of Pennsylvania. He obviously doesn’t know that Pennsylvania is having one of the best economic years in its history, with lowest unemployment EVER, a now thriving Steel Industry (that was dead) & great future!........

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

The Dues Sucking firefighters leadership will always support Democrats, even though the membership wants me. Some things never change!

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/nick_weil/status/1122720510838575104

This guy has put together a timeline of the events in DC on May 16, 2017. It's very interesting and shows that there was a lot going on behind the scenes. Includes texts from the Strzok/Page duo, tweets from BILL KRISTOL (spit) and meetings with Erdogan and others.

I could never be president, as I would not be able to keep the schedule.

Jack is Back!

Momto2:

I should have refreshed. Look forward to finishing Bosch tonight.

Jack is Back!

Sorry. Meant Jane not Momto2.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/new-york-times-apologizes-again-for-offensive-trump-netanyahu-cartoon-anti-semitic-tropes

fdcol63 🇺🇸

48%: TRUMP OBAMA SHARE SAME APPROVAL AT THIS TIME IN PRESIDENCY, SAYS POLL...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/prez_track_apr29

That's really amazing when you consider the difference in media sycophancy for Obama and the incessant media hatred for Trump.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

Bob Mueller was a great HERO to the Radical Left Democrats. Now that the Mueller Report is finished, with a finding of NO COLLUSION & NO OBSTRUCTION (based on a review of Report by our highly respected A.G.), the Dems are going around saying, “Bob who, sorry, don’t know the man.”

Momto2

I just believe President Trump's true approval rating is higher than 48%.

MissMarple2

fdcol63,

I am convinced Trump's poll numbers are higher for 2 reasons:

1. Polling organizations poll more democrats.
2. A lot of Trump supporters prefer to remain anonymous.

Trump was EXTREMELY popular in this country until he declared as a Republican. I don't think that many people changed their minds about him just due to his running. In fact, he brought voters over from the democrats.

I will say his maintaining his popularity despite a 2 1/2 year barrage by the press is remarkable. No other possible GOP president could have withstood that. His base is loyal and will not be swayed, which only causes the dems and the media to get even more frantic.

Melinda

Somewhere in there I should've had an apology to Jane. Muffed that.

Sorry Jane!

Tom R

Melinda @ 10:08

You are 100% correct. For the life of me I can’t figure out why some people take Trump 100% literally knowing that he engages in deception as part of his strategy.

On a related note, here is a tweet thread of everything that happened on the day Mueller met with Trump under the auspices of interviewing for the FBI Director job.

https://twitter.com/nick_weil/status/1122711567613566976?s=21

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

The New York Times has apologized for the terrible Anti-Semitic Cartoon, but they haven’t apologized to me for this or all of the Fake and Corrupt news they print on a daily basis. They have reached the lowest level of “journalism,” and certainly a low point in @nytimes history!

Narciso79

The most up to date news
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/independent-austrian-prosecutor-rejects-dmitry-firtash-extradition-decision-by-austrian-appeals-court-300815899.html

MissMarple2

Tom R.,

I just posted a link to that thread as well!

It's pretty interesting, and I make note that Bill Kristol, whom I have despised since Bush 43's administration, makes an appearance.

MissMarple2

Nelinda,

The President seems to have been very active on Twitter this morning. Except for the first tweet about speaking to the rabbi out in California, the rest are tweets guaranteed to get the media running around in circles.

I think we should keep our eyes open for developments that are important in the counterattack.

Narciso79

Lisa page was given the job to handle the extradition, so either she was that incompetent or other factors were involved.

Tom R

MM,

Yea I noticed that after I posted in response to Melinda. I have found that following Jeff Carlson on Twitter and then reading all the people he endorses is a good way to get informed (or mislead if my confirmation bias is overwriting my judgment).

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Momto2 and MM, I agree .... Trump's numbers are probably higher because of the typical Dem bias.

Narciso79

If were following the seven days in may strategy this is econcom lining up.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

" ... For the life of me I can’t figure out why some people take Trump 100% literally knowing that he engages in deception as part of his strategy ..."

I'm all for a POTUS punching back in the face of MSM bias, and I know that sometimes one needs to be "circumspect" and "evasive" and hold one's cards close to the vest" to keep from exposing not just national security secrets and strategy but that of electoral campaigns, as well.

But I really don't want a POTUS who openly lies and is deceptive as a matter of daily principle.

Tom R

Fdcol63:

All’s fair in love and war. Trump is leading the way fighting an existential war against the Deep State Swamp, the pro-Marxist Progressive/SJWs, and the Wall Street corporate globalists for the future of the country. I don’t think it would be a smart idea on his part to be 100% fully transparent and tells our political enemies what his plans are.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Tom, there's a difference between "not being 100% transparent" and being deceptive.

We have to be able to trust a POTUS. If he lies to us consistently to defeat the Deep State, how will we really know he's not lying to us afterwards, about anything?

I'm not saying I expect Trump to obey the Queenbury Rules while the MSM and Dems sucker-punch him.

But I would prefer that he not lie to us and everyone else on a daily basis.

"The ends justify the means" is an argument that excuses a lot of evil.

MissMarple2

The President has kept his promises to me. On those things, he tells the truth.

On the Sessions recusal and Mueller being considered for FBI, it really doesn't matter to me. If you start thinking about it, you start going around in circles. Why was Mueller interviewed, since both the transition people (including Sessions) and Mueller himself knew he couldn't take the job?

On this we get back into whose side Mueller was and/or is on, and we won't know for a while. The confusion does seem to keep the press agitated, which may be the point.

I choose to watch events like this is a mystery/adventure movie, which it is, in a way.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

I think you can keep the press well-agitated just by telling the truth.

henry

Why was Mueller interviewed, since both the transition people (including Sessions) and Mueller himself knew he couldn't take the job?

Standard private sector practice to interview past holders of a job to get a feel for what works, and what that person thinks of various replacements / former underlings. As routine as it gets.

Tom R

Henry @ 11:56

Lets stipulate your scenario is exactly 100% the truth behind the meeting with Mueller. Why would Trump blatantly lie about something as innocuous and routine as getting Mueller’s opinion on who should be the next FBI Director?

Jane

Can't figure out what you are apologizing for (or what Jib is saying is for me) so don't worry about it.

MissMarple2

JW President @TomFitton discusses more of the Clinton emails: “Platte River Networks had a ‘Hillary cover-up operation work ticket archive clean-up’ document. The FBI has documented a cover-up of Hillary’s emails and they couldn’t build an obstruction of justice case here.” pic.twitter.com/BFBahBFag5

— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) April 29, 2019

More detailed video (4 1/2 minutes) at the link.

sbwaters

fdcol63: But I really don't want a POTUS who openly lies and is deceptive as a matter of daily principle.

Trump is very precise in what he promises and very clear when he refers to it.

He is very cagey when he is negotiating. Do not confuse the two.

The MSM, bless their hearts, conflates to two to undermine Trump. They do it on purpose. It shows they have no respect for their readers.

I have no problem the way Trump operates. I have learned what to trust. ... And that includes nothing the other side has to say.

Drain the swamp!

Melinda

What sbw said.

MissMarple2

I want to re-emphasize how people should really pay attention to what he says at rallies or those impromptu press availabilities when he's on his way to Marine One.

He made a reference during the rally Saturday about being unpredictable, and that no one could figure out what he's doing, which is how he likes it.

At the beginning, he spoke about getting to the bottom of the shooting at the synagogue, then said there was a lot of stuff in this country that they were going to get to the bottom of.

I also noticed that he was very definitive at the NRA when he said "we caught them."

Melinda

Hunter Biden & Chris Heinz.

Now where have I heard those last names before....

https://twitter.com/BenKTallmadge/status/1122204321804767232

Jack is Back!

Jane,

I posted the 25 Question link without refreshing and thought it was Momto2. Then realized it was you who linked it first.

There are many ways to look at the so-called Mueller interview. For example, maybe Mueller didn’t know HE was being interviewed but that was the thrust of Trump’s discussion. I had a similar experience in a ad hock meeting with my old firm’s CEO and 2 directors. I thought they were picking my brain about doing business in Argentina when in fact it was an interview to head up our Public-Private Partner Initiative.

Different ways to do interviews on the unsuspecting.

Captain Hate

Has the MFM said anything negative about Hunter Biden?

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