General Discussion, Sunday, December 4, 2016

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  1. texan59 says:

    Izzat time again folks. Coffee up y’all. A day of rest and reflection awaits us.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Second Sunday of Advent…

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  3. nyetneetot says:

    I think it’s time for another elf photo……

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Time to put another log on the fire…

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    For those preferring hot chocolate, enjoy…

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  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! πŸ˜€

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  8. amwick says:

    We are going to a pot latch Christmas dinner at our friends’ community center. I am bringing pineapple cheese casserole…. This is the best side dish ever, it sounds weird, but it is wonderful.
    Now, where is that recipe? hmmmmm

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  9. lovely says:

    Morning folks πŸ™‚

    Trump is in form this morning, wait until the MSM wakes up and see his latest string of tweets πŸ˜€

    Off to see if I can get an hour of sleep.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      I just read that string, too!

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      • lovely says:

        How much of todays MSM will be hand wringing and brow sweating shenanigans about how scary it is that President Elect is using the word “retribution” 😱!I can just hear Shemp “Isn’t that language retribution more in keeping with the mob or a dictator or maybe, I don’t know, even God?”

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  10. lovely says:

    Merry Christmas season folks!

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  11. texan59 says:

    Up and at ’em. Here’s our favorite Sunday columnist on the week’s kerfuffles. The latest slight’s to the left, and, BTW, Clarice turned 75 this week. Happy birthday Clarice and thank you for what you do. πŸ˜€

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/im_fighting_the_lefts_culture_war_one_bagel_at_a_time.html

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Regarding the Angelo Codevilla essay;

      “[A]ll progressives, Communists included, claim to be about creating new human realities, they are perpetually at war against nature’s laws and limits.”

      I still don’t know why everybody stops in the 1930’s. That is exactly the same as created by Johann Adam Weishaupt (6 February 1748 – 18 November 1830) in the 1780’s

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  12. amwick says:

    If anyone likes Collins Street Bakery items, I put a comment in the New “Is it Christmas Thread” A special that expires 12/5….

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  13. Morning everybody! Have a blessed Sunday!

    Luke 2: 8 – 11
    And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Amen.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      I can hear Linus reciting that passage, on the stage in the darkened auditorium! My favorite part of the Charlie Brown Christmas special…

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      • It’s a precious scene for sure. Always looked forward to watching that special every year as a kid and then with my girls when they were young. In a few years I’ll be able to share it with my sweet grand-baby. A real timeless treasure. πŸ™‚

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  14. derk says:

    Morning Stella, love the watercolor, gorgeous per usual.

    Have a great day y’all.

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  15. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  16. nyetneetot says:

    So I’ve switched to an older pre-smartphone. It takes phone calls and I can check E-Mail. I’ll try it for a week. I am going through withdrawals getting updates and reading what goes on here and next door though.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Just about the time we were considering buying smart phones they start exploding. I gotbenough troubles with the $&@*%# iPad, I don’t need an incendiary communications device.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        One of the college attending kids was aghast and told us we are disrespecting ourselves by using an older mobile phone, then trued to convince Mrs. Nyet, that she just doesn’t understand how to use the technology. An offer was made to purchase the newest phone for her with assurances she would “fall in love” with the newest phone.

        The kid is an adult, smiting would only bring temporary joy.

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      • I have a smart TracPhone. I like it. It was outdated nearly as soon as I had it, but oh well, it’s mine.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          As long as my flip still makes calls I’m OK. I’m not doing banking on it, vety few of my friends ‘do’ social media and I can’t find one that gives foot rubs. AT&T now reaches to almost the front of my driveway and when their signsl gets to my garage I’ll revisit the smart phone issue.

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        • joshua says:

          I have a Gillete TracII razor…but it doesn’t take pictures…..

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I have a Jitterbug flip-phone, using Greatcall. I love it. I had one of those touch phones for a couple of years. I never could answer calls and had to try about 5 times to make a call. I never adjusted to it. This one has fewer features (a blessing) and is easy to make calls with.

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  17. texan59 says:

    Before y’az all head off to the mall, you might want to take a trip up to your attic. I’m sure we’ve all got a bunch of these thing rat-holed away up there. πŸ˜€

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/25-things-in-your-attic-that-are-worth-a-lot-of-money/ss-BBwBEMF?li=BBnbfcL

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  18. Menagerie says:

    A comprehensive and informative article on just war theory. I’m sure almost all of us are quite familiar with the concept, and instinctively believe in it as necessary for society to exist and allow us to live our lives.

    Nevertheless, this goes back to early Christian thinkers, and builds from there, then deals with terrorism.

    https://providencemag.com/2016/11/just-war-theory-terrorism/

    The money quote, IMO, comes at the very end.

    What this amounts to is the claim that, in the end, just war thinking is really is about β€œneighbor love.” The best way, sometimes the only way, to operationalize neighbor love in the real world of limits, fallenness, and evil is by standing between the beast and their prey, employing force against those who intend the innocent harm, and by standing for justice in the face of its assault.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’m from the old Ghengis Khan, Stalin school of war. You don’t go into war willy-nilly but when you have to you go in to WIN. None of this protected this-that-or-the-other crap, you lay waste to anything and everything that they can use to wage war, you stomp them into a mudhole. If the leftist whiners want to hold hands they can go in after we win and hand out soup and bandages.
      Last war we did this was WWII and it worked. Soon after, starting with Korea, we started peacekeeping operations where we bled and wasted treasure trying to get murderous despots to reconsider their antisocial behavior and seek counseling. We didn’t win a confrontation until Desert Storm and even then we squandered the win.
      We could have turned Afghanistan into a sterile zone, even flown into Pakistan and totally obliterated the Taliban and their supporters. Oh yeah, let the Pakis threaten to use their nukes, between India and Isreal they’d be a border-to-border glass ashtray.
      One good kick-ass tital war to refresh the memories of the bad guys and convince those who doubt our resolve and I don’t think you’d have to worry about ‘just’ wars, there just wouldn’t be anyvwars…at least until the lessons wore thin.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Saved that to read a little later. Just coming online and catching up with myriads of emails and SP posts…

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  19. czarowniczy says:

    Ugh, sone break. We were outside sitting in the slight-chill breeze, warching leaden clouds blow in over a slate-grey sky. Squint your eyes juuuussssst right and you’re back out West watching a snow storm roll in.
    Should have been doing less squinting and more dog watching. The lab-pit pup (about a 30 poubd ‘pup’) and the beagle-spring mix were out tearing up the grass, running around at top speed, knocking each other over and generally making us wish we had 10% of their energy. While we were squinting they discovered a huge mud puddle (operant word is ‘mud’) and proceeded to wallow in it. So the usual bath time circus ensued…now recovering by lunching on homemade chicken stew (used Popeyes I bought just for the purpose) and homemade biscuits with Leobard Cohen on the stereo and two damp dogs on our feet.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Anyone in her “community” who hates her for this:

      Your lives do matter. Your opinions don’t.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I’ve thought about this phrase a lot lately. Of course I hold true to Catholic teachings on the value of all life.

        However, in my opinion, life is a precious gift. It should end, if we live long enough past our youth, with us using that gift to give back something of value to this world and the people in it, on behalf of the Creator, in His service, knowingly or not.

        If you live a life of sloth, gluttony(not just in food) and waste, if you take everything and give nothing, if you cause pain instead of give love, if you bear no responsibility for your actions,mesh are no burdens, give no help too there’s, well then, your life doesn’t matter. You have wasted it.

        You can scream at the top of your lungs that your lives matter, but you know they don’t. You just don’t want to do what it takes to make them matter.

        The gift of life matters. The usage of it does not always matter at all.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Of course black lives matter, without other blacks taking them the MSM would have a lot of dead (no pun intended) airtime.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I wish we had a clone of James Mattis, to put at our southern border, while the original is off returning the Middle East to the century they wish to exist in.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Actually you could put both clones at the Southern border as Moslem terrs have ALLEGEDLY made connections with the cartels to move them and their supplies in and out of the US using their well-established systems. The Mideast is here.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      You want to live in the 8th century? Inshallah, James Mattis is going to give you what you want.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Sorta obvious what they’re doing, ain’t it? Sent this to my Dallas ‘megachurch’ son who has a bunker mosque about a mile from his church.

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    • joshua says:

      no…..we have been teaching the muz how we trap raccoons and possums with treats in a wire snapcage trap. Then we haul them WAY out into the woods and turn em loose to root hog or die on their own,….

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  20. amwick says:


    This goes really well with adult egg nog. Different taste entirely… in a good way..

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  21. texan59 says:

    Had to post this here as the headline seems to acknowledge on of our own. πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2016/12/anyone-who-gets-media-so-wee-weed-up-is.html

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  22. facebkwallflower says:

    What happened to Carl Icon; remember how Trump brought his name up throughout the first 3/4 of the campaign?

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    • joshua says:

      Carl was probably the one that got Taiwan Pres to call Trump and get the Chinese all wadded in their swaddling gowns…..prep to negotiations on trade deals…..go Carl, you rock.

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      • facebkwallflower says:

        Hmmmm., silent but deadly working behind the scenes… Nice thought. Thanks.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Been a lobg, dry spell for Free China, POtuS followed the Chinese line and kept them starved while Mainland China built up its strategic rocket and other invasion forces opposite them. Told that Bush II sent a huge shipment of arms to Taiwan just before he left office and, like the shipments to Isreal, they pushed to get them out into international waters before Obama took office and cancelled them.
        Nothing like helping the Red Chinese buy buying stereos, flatscreen TVs and drugs they supply us.

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  23. lovely says:

    Hee hee! Over 33% of the recount completed in WI and Trump has picked up 35 votes.

    The Wisconsin Recount Was Definitely Leftwing Money Well Spent

    http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/12/04/wisconsin-recount-definitely-leftwing-money-well-spent/

    The game-changing Wisconsin recount demanded by Watermelon party (that is Green on the outside and Red on the inside) of nutty Jill Stein is certainly validating the wisdom of that decision. According to her the Wisconsin election was hacked or something and she would have really won or something. In actuality, the recount is a cynical effort on the part of the Clinton campaign to try and damage Trump while at the same time keeping plausible deniability of their role in pushing Stein to do this.

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    • stella says:

      They didn’t include the partial Milwaukee results, I don’t believe. That should be heavily Democrat.

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      • lovely says:

        I don’t know which counties have been counted already, likely Milwaukee has not been counted. The democrats have to weigh the risk/reward ratio. Trump is not a go quietly into the night type of guy, Clinton is not liked, especially in Milwaukee, their mayor even though he is a bonehead liberal democrat has actually called BLM nonsense out on rare occasions.

        David Clarke is Milwaukee’s sheriff and has his ear to the ground. The first thingTrump did when he found out the recount was going forward was to put out the call for volunteers to oversee the nonsense. Which brings us back to risk/reward, the reward for risking jail time is not worth the risk IMO. We’ve got 15 days to go until the Electoral College meets.

        Clinton/Soros simply did not make a contingency plan for losing.

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        • lovely says:

          I know Milwaukee went Clinton out of loyalty to their Democratic Plantation Lord, but there is no personal love for Clinton, they are not enamored with her as they were with Obama.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Trump picks up a few votes and Stein picks up a whole lotta free national publicity for free…sounds like a plan, eh?

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  24. lovely says:

    😊

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  25. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Socialists manage to increase cost of pipeline.

    North Dakota Tribes, Activists Win After US Denies
    Permit Needed To Complete Dakota Access Pipeline

    http://alternative-news-network.net/north-dakota-tribes-activists-win-after-us-denies-permit-needed-to-complete-dakota-access-pipeline/

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      The fat lady has yet to sing.

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        Keep a happy thought…

        from above link:

        As we noted a few days ago, Trump has expressed support for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline though his support has been complicated by his personal investments in Energy Transfer Partners. Maybe it’s the cynic in us, but we find it curious that, after sitting silent on this issue for months, the Obama administration, with just a few weeks left in office, would now decide to take definitive action on this issue…just a little parting gift for Trump.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yes! And the Corps of Engineers (aka Engineers of Corpses) is forbidding the contractor from building the pipeline under a reservoir due to safety issues.
          Take it from someone who rode out Katrina, if ANYONE knows about endangering people with water-based construction issues it’s the Corps.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Pu$$y.

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  26. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Dems are in trouble.

    Kids are thinking for
    themselves and rightly
    expressing their opinion.

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