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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Highlights of the News



Donald John Trump is still our president. Accept no substitutes.

ITEM 1: Tristan Justice reported, "New text messages released Thursday show FBI officials spied on a Fox News executive over the course of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation that targeted President Donald Trump as a secret Russian agent who illegally stole the election from Hillary Clinton in 2016. The FBI surveilled and recorded a phone call between former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and an unnamed vice president at Fox News, according to a text message sent to fired former FBI official Peter Strzok just weeks before Trump was inaugurated as president in 2017.

"Agents were targeting former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos, who later pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents during the Russian collusion investigation. The FBI used the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, as a legal pretext to investigate and spy on Papadopoulos, as well as former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and former Trump affiliate Carter Page."

Now you know why Fox sold us out.

The staff knows the wrath of Democrats post-President Trump will be vicious. Hell hath no fury like an Obama humiliated.

Fox staffers are the cowards who think the cannibals will eat them last.

ITEM 2: Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn wrote, "The greatest benefit to Big Tech’s otherwise dubious influence over our lives is that it’s impossible for the world’s human-rights violators to hide their crimes. Information that years ago would have been filtered by official, sanitized sources now flows from anyone with the guts to tweet about it.

"But social media’s power to disseminate ideas means the tyrants themselves are better equipped than ever to obfuscate, lie and troll their way out of crises — capitalizing on the moral confusion and greed of the modern West.

"Last December, freedom fighters a world away were busy tweeting about the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression in Hong Kong. Much to the chagrin of party bosses in Beijing, guerrilla coverage of mass protests spread rapidly, prompting digital activists worldwide to condemn the CCP’s latest horror show."

Having the Democrat Party and RINOs in his pocket also helps Chairman Xi.

ITEM 3: Life News reported, "Tennessee’s highest court recognized unborn babies as victims, if only inadvertently, in a ruling this month about mothers who use opioids while pregnant.

"WZTV 17 Nashville reports the Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously agreed that babies may sue drug companies for harm that they suffered in the womb from their mothers’ use of the drugs.

"The ruling dealt with the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act and drug companies that produce prescription opioids, according to the report."

If babies in the womb are recognized as human beings with rights, then how can the same judiciary not call abortion murder?

Remember, this is the same judiciary that ruled slaves have no legal rights. It took a civil war and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to reverse the Supreme Court's dreaded Dred Scott decision.

ITEM 4: Derbyshire Live reported, "Derbyshire's 'Papa Smurf' exposed as child rapist. He has been jailed for 16 years."

The story said, "Derbyshire's Robin White dubs himself Papa Smurf with his vast collection of dolls and memorabilia. 

"But underneath the persona, the 65-year-old was really a vile child rapist.

"The sex offender even used a sex toy on his young victim and raped her in a shed."

Never trust a man who has 10,000 Smurf toys.

ITEM 5: Via the Los Angeles Times on February 2, 2009, Joe Biden said, "She said, ‘I was so sick of the mail coming to Sen. and Mrs. Biden. I wanted to get mail addressed to Dr. and Sen. Biden.’ That’s the real reason she got her doctorate."

Lynne Cheney, Jill's predecessor as Second Lady, has a PhD in British Literature. She did not DEMAND to be called doctor. Then again, she did not marry a dumbass.

ITEM 6: Just the News reported, "The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge Friday to block the Trump administration's effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the U.S. census count and from being counted toward congressional redistricting. 

"The conservative majority on the high court ruled that it would be premature to block the president's plan before such a time as it was implemented. 

"'We express no view on the merits of the constitutional and related statutory claims presented. We hold only that they are not suitable for adjudication at this time,' wrote the court of the case Trump v. New York. 'At present, this case is riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review.'

"The three liberal justices dissented publicly, saying that the high court should rule now that President Trump does not have the authority to exclude illegal immigrants from the congressional redistricting process."

Is this a make-up call for their bad call in allowing Democrats to steal the election?

ITEM 7: News Busters reported, "CNN's Boosterism of Biden's Church Attendance Undermined by Embarrassing Correction."

The premise was Biden would be the first president in decades to attend church regularly.

Oh?

The correction was, "An earlier version of the headline and this story understated how often past presidents have attended church services. President George W. Bush attended church at Camp David and intermittently in Washington, DC, and Texas."

But the premise is also undermined by this from the story, "But for Biden, who next month will become the second Catholic president in US history, attending weekly Mass is expected to be a fixed part of his schedule. And while it's unclear whether he will adopt a permanent parish in Washington during his term, Biden's churchgoing will not only provide a window into his spiritual side. It will also be core to his political brand -- apparent not just in the pursuit of his policy agenda but even in his schedule as President."

Hold on.

The man lived in Washington for 44 years -- including 8 as vice president -- and he still hasn't picked a parish?

Either CNN got the story wrong, or the Democrat talking point it regurgitated is in error.

ITEM 8: The Los Angeles Times reported, "The wealthy scramble for COVID-19 vaccines: ‘If I donate $25,000 ... would that help me?’"

Well, why not?

It is not as if hospital bureaucracies are paragons of virtue.

The story said, "Dr. Jeff Toll, who has admitting privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the first hospitals to stock the vaccine, recalled a patient asking: 'If I donate $25,000 to Cedars, would that help me get in line?' Toll said no."

Apparently the price was higher.

The Guardian reported, "Rupert Murdoch receives dose of Covid vaccine in UK. Exclusive: 89-year-old News Corp boss gives thanks to key workers, NHS staff and scientists."

I view the rich line jumpers as guinea pigs.

ITEM 9: A reader sent me a chart of state unemployment rates for November.


The reader said, "What an incredible achievement by Governor Kristi Noem, who didn't buckle during peak virus and showed it's LOCKDOWN that causes the economic damage."

The buzz for Noem in 2024 continues.

ITEM 10: The Telegraph reported, "Two judges have struck a blow to enemies of free speech after ruling people should have the right to offend and even abuse each other without facing a police investigation.

"Presiding over a Court of Appeal case concerning the misgendering of a trans woman on Twitter, Lord Justice Bean and Mr Justice Warby ruled that 'free speech encompasses the right to offend, and indeed to abuse another,' adding: 'Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having.'

"They said it would be a 'serious interference' with the right of free speech if 'those wishing to express their own views could be silenced by, or threatened with, proceedings for harassment based on subjective claims by individuals that felt offended or insulted.'

"The judgment could have far-reaching implications for officers seeking to bring charges over people’s opinions - a move that has seen them branded the thought police by campaigners for free speech. 

"It comes after a Freedom of Information request by The Telegraph in February found police in England and Wales had recorded 120,000 'non-crime hate incidents' in the past five years, an average of 66 a day."

Hate speech is covered by free speech.

It is the reason we have free speech.

Kudos to the 2 British judges for getting it correct.

ITEM 11: KSL in Salt Lake City reported, "Dixie State University is en route to a name change.

"The university's board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to approve a recommendation to change the name of the university, which must be approved by the Utah Legislature in consultation with the Utah System of Higher Education.

"Some trustees were choked up with emotion before casting their votes."

All of them are insane.

Dixie is the region of the southwest corner of Utah settled by the Southern Paiute Indians. The Navajo and Utes regularly conducted slave raids on the people. In 1851, the Mormons came along and stopped the slavery.

But what good are facts when feelings are involved?


ITEM 12: Just the News reported, "A majority of voters believe that the United States's increasingly growing federal debt will hinder the country's prospects in the future and position China as the next global financial center, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"Among voters, 61% believe it somewhat or very likely that 'the federal debt and other issues will enable China to replace the United States as the world's leading financial center.' Just 20% of voters believe that scenario unlikely to come to pass (a mere 4% saw it as 'not at all likely').

"U.S. debt is currently at around $27.5 trillion."

That is Monopoly money.

The real problem are the trade deficits. We are too dependent on Red China for our needs.

ITEM 13: United Press International reported, "Service members enlisted in the U.S. Space Force will be known as guardians, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday during a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the newest branch in the military."

I was hoping they would be called cowboys.

ITEM 14: CNN reported, "Since the Thanksgiving holiday, California has faced a surge of Covid-19 infections unparalleled across the United States, leading to continued daily record highs in hospitalizations and deaths.

"ICU bed capacity has plunged to nearly zero in vast portions of the state as patients rush into hospitals, which are struggling to manage strains on resources and personnel.

"'We're experiencing an explosive and very deadly surge,' Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said.

"State and local officials are continuing to enact lockdown and quarantine protocols for residents and visitors, even as the Pfizer vaccine rollout has provided some long-term hope. While it may be too early to tell due to the virus' long incubation time, aggressive stay-at-home measures put forth throughout California two weeks ago have yet to slow the spread."

Looks like that Thanksgiving lockdown failed.

They won't admit it.

But it failed.

ITEM 15: Bloomberg reported, "The Senate followed the House in passing a 48-hour continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through at least the weekend while talks on a coronavirus relief package continue. Current government funding expires at midnight Friday.

"The extra time gives lawmakers the chance to finalize a deal on Covid-19 relief and government funding through next September.

"A dispute over an effort led by Republican Senator Pat Toomey to codify the phase-out of Federal Reserve emergency lending facilities at year-end remains one of the key sticking points on the coronavirus deal. Democrats say Toomey’s provision would limit the Fed’s ability to respond to future crises and is the biggest obstacle to getting a deal on the relief package."

Here's an idea: lock down the government and let the economy continue. Then in two weeks, we can re-open the government.

We just need to bend the curve.

ITEM 16: Alexander Sammon reported, "Committee assignments are one of the least eye-catching parts of politics, but they’re also one of the most important ways in which actual political power is wielded. Certain committees in the House, like Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Appropriations, have outsized influence and money power. (They are often called the “money” committees, not just because they’re where the action is but because members can earn lots of money in campaign contributions from industries with business before them.)

"Deliberations over the next several days will be extremely important for progressives in the House, as they angle to lock down seats on these powerful committees for their members. To that end, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was expected to secure a prized position on the Energy and Commerce Committee, a seat vacated by outgoing New Yorker Eliot Engel. Among other issues, the committee has jurisdiction over health care and climate change issues, a natural for a congresswoman who has championed Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

"Ocasio-Cortez was expected to cruise comfortably to the position. She was the first to raise her hand for the seat, and she won the backing of dean of the New York delegation Rep. Jerry Nadler. But last week, as Politico reported, Long Islander Kathleen Rice made an out-of-nowhere, last-second bid for the seat, interrupting the process. Rep. Rice is a backbencher from the party’s right flank who, in 2018, refused to support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Without the support of Nadler, and with the famous opposition of Steering Committee leader Pelosi, Rice’s attempt didn’t seem to be serious."

But she won.

The Squad suddenly realizes it is in DINO-land.

DINOs used her just like RINOs used President Trump.

44 comments:

  1. I prefer “Gangstas of Love,” Big D.

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  2. 6 - the 6 supreme’s aren’t ruling until the census is out.

    "The conservative majority on the high court ruled that it would be premature to block the president's plan before such a time as it was implemented.”

    Once the plan is out, they will crush it.

    7. Can’t fool us. He’s a democrat. He’s Godless.

    11 - I ran a marathon years ago in St. George, Utah. Beautiful. The area is called Dixie because it is/was a cotton growing region of the state. Sad they are doing this. What’s next, Dixie Cups?

    14 - Have we caused a panic where someone with only a headache is rushing to the hospital?



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  3. #13, the logo for Don s idea of the space force name would be a thing of beauty....reminiscent of WW2 nose art on our planes

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  4. Kristi Noem for POTUS 2024. Tough as nails, smart as a whip and drop dead gorgeous. She runs her state while other politicians run their mouths. What’s not to like??

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    1. She's why I call my governor down here in FL, the greatest governor with a penis in the country.

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  5. Item 11: “Dixie State University is en route to a name change.” How about “Dixie State Snowflakes”?

    Item 13: “Service members enlisted in the U.S. Space Force will be known as guardians.” And those in Space Force boot camp will be known as “Space Cadets.”

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  6. Item 16- and the vote wasn’t even close. 46 - 13. The dumocrats are skeered.

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  7. Item 1: Fox staffers are the cowards who think the cannibals will eat them last." So they shot themselves, first.

    Item 3: "If babies in the womb are recognized as human beings with rights, then how can the same judiciary not call abortion murder?" EXACTLY.

    ITEM 7: News Busters reported, "CNN's Boosterism of Biden's Church Attendance Undermined by Embarrassing Correction." Joe never knows where he is.

    ITEM 10: The Telegraph reported, "Two judges have struck a blow to enemies of free speech after ruling people should have the right to offend and even abuse each other without facing a police investigation. Suck it up, buttercups.

    Item 15: Don said, "Here's an idea: lock down the government and let the economy continue. Then in two weeks, we can re-open the government.

    We just need to bend the curve." He's waaaay smarter than the gummint.

    Item 16: I am sooooooooooooooo not bummed for AOC.





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  8. CrapSpeak (Item #7):

    Xiden's "churchgoing will not only provide a window into his spiritual side. It will also be core to his political brand -- apparent not just in the pursuit of his policy agenda but even in his schedule as President."

    Anyone who writes "will also be core to his political brand" should be instantly lobotomized, on the principle that a second operation will complete the disastrous consequences of the first.

    The forced sterilization of the English language, as practiced and spoken by morons not even witnessed in Mencken's day, continues.

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    1. Don, lemme try to interpret this for you:

      “We think there are still plenty of hilljack rubes out there in Jesusland who believe all that pseudo-magic garbage, so we’ll make a play for them by means of yet another Big Lie: Joe Mama’s small c catholic faith is the most important of who he, and The New and Improved Democrat Party, is.”

      Kill another baby, tell another lie.

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    2. More excretable language, after Ray Dalio's son totaled a Verizon store in a Greenwich CT shopping mall, by driving his car at a high speed into the front windows (store was destroyed).

      "In a tweet, Ray Dalio - the billionaire founder of Westport, Connecticut's Bridgewater Associates, known as the world's largest hedge fund - said his family was 'mourning and processing and would prefer to be incommunicado for the time being.' "*

      "And processing." As if human emotions are inert slabs of Velveeta cheese being cellophane-wrapped on a conveyor belt!

      Silver lining: The brat can now be hired to star in the "Can you hear me now?" Verizon commercials --- assuming that wireless works in Hell.

      (*Source Daily Mail 12/19/20)

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    3. ZR: That sums it up perfectly. We're about fifteen minutes away from the parade of "When I was at Cambridge..." holier-than-thou-atheists getting underway.

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    4. Bridgewater, you say? “Well son of a bitch.” Comey worked there for three years after he left Lockheed...

      “See the cat? See the cradle?”

      - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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    5. All those non-think tanks (hedge funds, etc.) hire politicians who are laid off, or in-between jobs. I personally witnessed one that turned my stomach.

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  9. Here in CA I hosted 10 family members from 6 households for Thanksgiving, Five of them form three different states. None were sick when they left their homes and none were sick when they returned.

    I only lockdown voluntarily.

    We had relatively low Covid numbers here in the spring throughout the summer. I assumed that the current surge is due to the chilly weather and that it’s simply our turn. I mean, virus gonna virus. Right?

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    1. Resist we much. May you have twice as many for Christmas.

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  10. Here in CA I hosted 10 family members from 6 households for Thanksgiving, Five of them form three different states. None were sick when they left their homes and none were sick when they returned.

    I only lockdown voluntarily.

    We had relatively low Covid numbers here in the spring throughout the summer. I assumed that the current surge is due to the chilly weather and that it’s simply our turn. I mean, virus gonna virus. Right?

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    1. Everyone is going to get it. These constant panic-porn daily headlines about ABC & XYZ getting it are beyond ridiculous.

      Pull the air raid alarm every 15 minutes and people stop reacting to it (see Pearl Harbor, January 1-December 6, 1941).

      Same for the headlines.

      Now, what is it today with all of these double-postings?!

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    2. When I posted the first time it appeared as if it was unsuccessful. I had to refresh the page and even then my comment didn’t appear. Only after I retyped the whole thing did I see it! Apparently, I can’t remove one of them.

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    3. That is truly odd (not being able to boot one of them).

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    4. DR, I've said before, if I use DuckDuckGo to post, my posts will double and sometimes triple. I have to go to Google to post. I'm sure there are others out there that will multiply them also.

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  11. Item 13 - ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Love it! 🚀

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  12. Fight for Trump:

    https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1340208320951562240

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    1. Taiwanese version:

      https://twitter.com/KanekoaTheGreat/status/1340223089750097920

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  13. 6. No, it's a delaying tactic because they know a biden administration will sign a consent decree which will establish counting illegals forever. Just like the obama administration and the environmentalists. Can't get a law passed? Sue and settle.

    7. Trying to humanize a baby killing pedophile crook.

    14. Like every other government program, they will determine it didn't work because they didn't do enough. Like communism; it only failed because "pure" communism was applied.

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  14. This is a fun one too: Antifa.


    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1339977254961623042

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    1. Antifa in that video look like the Teletoobies, with a dash of The Three Stooges.

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  15. As I recall, Xiden has been denied the sacrament of communion because of his stance on baby-killing.

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  16. 5: Someone who once was a neighbor of the PUS-elect once characterized him as an ignoranus.

    Here's the proof. It's why he has a grudge against "the smart guys who always looked down their noses at" him.

    6: Is this a make-up call for their bad call in allowing Democrats to steal the election?

    No, but Roberts may be facing a revolt.

    7: The man lived in Washington for 44 years -- including 8 as vice president -- and he still hasn't picked a parish?

    He's trying to find one with a cafeteria.

    13: Maybe Gangsters of Love. How 'bout Maur-r-r-rice?

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    1. No don't you remember. Ole middle class lunch bucket Joe took the Amtrack home every weekend.

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    2. Train Waiter: "Sir, the train is running an hour late. Would you care for another LBM?"

      [Acelera slang for "Lunch Bucket Martini"]

      Joe thought he heard "BLM" and ran to the end of the car and tried to hide in the caboose. Well, almost.

      "Since when are there no cabooses?!"

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  17. Does Dr. Jill's demand to be called doctor have a "streisand" effect? I thought maybe she was smarter than Joe (very low bar), but after reading some of the stupider sections of her thesis or dissertation, I'm not so sure. The writing and illogic make her seem like a not so bright high school kid writing a term paper from scratch the night before the due date.
    I now conclude that she is about Joe's level of intelligence.

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    1. The rocks in my yard could out smart them both. I'd like to know who was the brains behind the election steal. I'm betting on a guy with initials XJP.

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    2. Witch Doctor Xiden (F) figured that if they compared her thesis (one can only imagine what a mess it is) to Big Mike's turgid Princeton degree-winning cowpie, she'd look better.

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  18. I believe AOC didn't get the position she wanted on the prestigious Energy and Commerce Committee because just a couple of day ago she said Nancy Pelosi needs to be replaced. oops. So, piss off Nancy Pelosi and then Nancy shows who's boss by not giving you the plum assignment you wanted. Hmmm. Amazing how that works!

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    1. Entire cast of Claire Booth Luce's "The Women" elected to Congress.

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  19. ITEM #9.

    Apparently, someone is under the impression that Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are states.

    ITEM #14.

    Yes, and since Thanksgiving we’ve also seen a can of Coca Cola test positive for the ChiCom Flu. And this week two ChiCom Flu deaths in Colorado appear to be totally unrelated to the gunshot wounds from which they suffered.

    SIDE NOTE.

    I did not know until this week that per the CDC’s directive, if someone tests positive for ChiCom Flu, then dies within 30 days - NO MATTER THE CAUSE - their death is to be ruled as a ChiCom Flu fatality.

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  20. #15. And appoint Gretard Halfwitmer as time keeper.

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  21. Item 6: "Is this a make-up call for their bad call in allowing Democrats to steal the election?"

    No. If Biden* is installed he'll reverse the policy. If Trump wins SCOTUS will rule on the merits and find against him.

    Not that I'm cynical ...

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  22. Item 13: The United States Coast Guard are GUARDIANS. They stole our name.

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