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Old 02-09-2019, 07:49 PM
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I'm old enough to remember when an attorney general meeting with a former Democratic president was a huge scandal on Foxnews.
And we can rest assured that in the fullness of time, it will be again.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:03 PM
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This is why God gave us Randy Rainbow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv4207c9M74
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:43 PM
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This is why God gave us Randy Rainbow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv4207c9M74
He’s brilliant.

When I clicked the link, I thought you might be going to this one.

https://youtu.be/ihvgfU_g7LI
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:51 PM
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This is why God gave us Randy Rainbow.
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He’s brilliant.

When I clicked the link, I thought you might be going to this one.

https://youtu.be/ihvgfU_g7LI
I only heard about him a week or two back, and I'm already convinced he's a national treasure.
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It cracks me up that Randy Rainbow is his actual, legal, original name. And I want to see him present the Tonys
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:26 AM
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I fucking hate musicals but I love Randy Rainbow.

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Randy Rainbow is one of my most favorite people on earth. He cannot be linked to or shared enough!
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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I fucking hate musicals but I love Randy Rainbow.
Then here’s one that’s not based on musicals, it’s a parody of Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats.

https://youtu.be/0kiVjtH7w8w
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:19 PM
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Hey, folks, will someone please start a separate Randy Rainbow thread?
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:40 PM
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I wish Trump would axe the chairman of the FCC and appoint Mancow to that post. It's always tickled me what a loving Christian Mancow is. I'm sure he'd exercise self-restraint and not offend his devout brethren.

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Old 02-10-2019, 08:48 PM
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Mancow is an idiot fucking jackass, so he'd fit right in with Trump and the rest.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:45 PM
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Mancow is an idiot fucking jackass, so he'd fit right in with Trump and the rest.
The one time I wish we had a "Like" button...
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:43 PM
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I wonder if Trump would even know who Mancow is if someone brought him up? Despite sometimes appearing on Fox and Alex Jones, the only thing he's gotten any major attention from in the last decade-plus was when they demonstrated "waterboarding" on him and he bailed almost as quickly as Mr. Bone Spurs would. It's depressing how huge that guy was in the Chicago market in the early 2000s.
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The National Enquirer actually contacted the Department of Justice to ask them if they should register as an agent for a foreign government because of their publishing of an entire issue slathering the Saudi government with praise. The DOJ said, "nah."
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckra...s-saudi-agent?

This is just me putting things together, but since Khashoggi was a Washington Post reporter, and Jeff Bezos is trying to ferret out all of the details of his murder, and since Saudi is responsible, and since the National Enquirer just went through multi million debt reconciliation with an unknown sponsor, could that sponsor have been the Saudi government, and could the Enquirer be going after Bezos not just because he's on Trump's enemies list, but also because he's on Saudi's enemies list?
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:51 PM
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The National Enquirer actually contacted the Department of Justice to ask them if they should register as an agent for a foreign government because of their publishing of an entire issue slathering the Saudi government with praise. The DOJ said, "nah."
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckra...s-saudi-agent?

This is just me putting things together, but since Khashoggi was a Washington Post reporter, and Jeff Bezos is trying to ferret out all of the details of his murder, and since Saudi is responsible, and since the National Enquirer just went through multi million debt reconciliation with an unknown sponsor, could that sponsor have been the Saudi government, and could the Enquirer be going after Bezos not just because he's on Trump's enemies list, but also because he's on Saudi's enemies list?
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:11 PM
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https://twitter.com/markblei/status/...CfyBUERWw1bK6o

This is massive political malpractice. Obama screwed this up too, but Trump and the GOP have bungled it even worse.

Oddly enough, Dubya got the politics right: if you want to curry favor with the voters using a tax cut, you send them rebate checks. You don't just bury the money in their weekly paychecks, where each bit is relatively small and not noticed (even though economists will tell you it's the most effective approach for Keynesian stimulus); and you certainly don't set them up for an unpleasant surprise on April 15, when they find out their counted-on refund will be smaller than last year!

But even though Dubya's presidency immediately preceded Obama and Trump, they failed to learn from his example. Strange.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:15 PM
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Lol, I was going to ask why you're quoting cinephiliac w/o attribution... and then I looked closer.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:09 PM
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Lol, I was going to ask why you're quoting cinephiliac w/o attribution... and then I looked closer.

LOL..although looking at it, I'd say I paraphrased myself more than directly quoting myself.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:28 AM
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Since the prime instigator, IMHO, of this incident is the Twerp-in-Chief, I figure this is the place to put this:

Donald Trump Supporter Launches 'Incredibly Violent Attack' On BBC Cameraman At El Paso Rally.

Yeah. That's what we need. Presidential campaign rallies with people listening to an idiot who just happens to be the president and then doing what he clearly enjoys having them do. It's not just that jackass in the crowd attacking the media.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:43 AM
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Another article on Trump's El Paso rally:

Trump pretended that Congress hadn't just demolished his wall

Analysis: Lawmakers refused to authorize funding to pay for the president's big campaign promise. Then he took the stage in El Paso.

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Trump was undeterred by the new information on Monday night.

"They said that progress is being made with this committee," he said at the rally. "Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway."

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He also continued to say Democrats are for open borders, even as they had just agreed to spend billions of dollars more on border security.

"The Democrat Party has never been more outside the mainstream," he said. "They're becoming the party of socialism, late-term abortion, open borders and crime."

That is to say, logic and the facts weren't the strong suit of his argument.

But it's understandable that Trump — who gave a shoutout to the Alamo during his remarks — didn't want to turn the spectacle of his first big campaign rally of the presidential election season into an acknowledgment that he had just suffered another stinging defeat on the central promise of his last campaign.

By all accounts, including his own, he had been looking forward to this moment. There can be little doubt that, after watching Democrats pile into the presidential race over the last couple of months, Trump had been more than ready to let loose. And, as he said Monday night, it was "more fun" to go to a campaign rally than to deliver his State of the Union address last week.

The next part — the reality of Congress outright rejecting his wall yet again — promises to be a lot less fun.
[my bold]

"more fun"

As it's been pointed out, Trump doesn't seem to actually want to be president, he just wants to play one on TV and at rallies. And then spend hours watching cable news coverage of them. Does he actually do any real work?

There were "Finish the Wall" signs at the rally, since it appears he wants his base to think he's actually accomplished something on the wall when reports are that no new sections of the wall have been built, just existing parts repaired.

I wonder how much of his base still believes he's a great businessman and negotiator?

That's why a lot of Trumppets I know voted for him.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:46 AM
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The BBC. This is damned embarrassing.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:35 AM
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As it's been pointed out, Trump doesn't seem to actually want to be president, he just wants to play one on TV and at rallies. And then spend hours watching cable news coverage of them. Does he actually do any real work?
It's better that he doesn't. It's called "Executive Time" on his official daily schedule, btw.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:37 AM
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It's better that he doesn't. It's called "Executive Time" on his official daily schedule, btw.
It's called "Goofing Off" on mine.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:45 AM
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Since the prime instigator, IMHO, of this incident is the Twerp-in-Chief, I figure this is the place to put this:

Donald Trump Supporter Launches 'Incredibly Violent Attack' On BBC Cameraman At El Paso Rally.

Yeah. That's what we need. Presidential campaign rallies with people listening to an idiot who just happens to be the president and then doing what he clearly enjoys having them do. It's not just that jackass in the crowd attacking the media.
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that "security" is just a big dude in a MAGA hat?
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:49 AM
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Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that "security" is just a big dude in a MAGA hat?
Troubling/depressing/distressing? Yes. But odd? No.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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It's better that he doesn't. It's called "Executive Time" on his official daily schedule, btw.
Yep. Apparently 60% of his workday:

Axios: Since midterms, Trump has spent nearly 60% of his scheduled time in unstructured 'executive time'

But don't worry:

Trump responds to leaked schedules, says 'Executive Time' is 'a positive, not a negative'

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The report triggered a wave of outrage and indignation from people who claimed the schedule showed that the president was spending most of his time watching Fox News, firing off tweets or chatting on the phone.

Not so, the president explained. In fact, "Executive Time" should be "reported as a positive, not negative," he said.

"When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President," Trump tweeted.

He followed up with another tweet explaining that when he took office, the U.S. was such "a mess" that he "had no choice but to work very long hours!"
I believe Trump also said he was the hardest working president in history. It's not like Lincoln or FDR had any messes to deal with. I bet FDR spent a lot of time listening to the radio coverage of him and Lincoln probably sat around reading personal telegrams.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:32 PM
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I believe Trump also said he was the hardest working president in history.
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Maybe hes praying.
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Maybe hes praying.
Preying, more like.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:34 PM
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Well, it appears that congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to avoid a government shutdown.

Trump of course does not like this, and says that if he refuses to sign off on this deal agreed to by Congress, then it is the Democrat's fault.

Is there anyone outside of the Maga-capped mouth breathers who thinks this makes one iota of sense? Both parties in Congress agrees on a deal, and Trump tries to blame one party if he himself refuses to sign?

Any Republican supporter here care to defend this?
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:50 PM
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Well, it appears that congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to avoid a government shutdown.

Trump of course does not like this, and says that if he refuses to sign off on this deal agreed to by Congress, then it is the Democrat's fault.

Is there anyone outside of the Maga-capped mouth breathers who thinks this makes one iota of sense? Both parties in Congress agrees on a deal, and Trump tries to blame one party if he himself refuses to sign?

Any Republican supporter here care to defend this?
Hey - he was willing to compromise - he would sign the bill IF the democrats gave him what he wanted - but if they don't, its their fault.
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Well, it appears that congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to avoid a government shutdown.

Trump of course does not like this, and says that if he refuses to sign off on this deal agreed to by Congress, then it is the Democrat's fault.

Is there anyone outside of the Maga-capped mouth breathers who thinks this makes one iota of sense? Both parties in Congress agrees on a deal, and Trump tries to blame one party if he himself refuses to sign?

Any Republican supporter here care to defend this?
He also says he is adding things to the bill.
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At Individual 1's rally last night, there was a woman standing behind him who was wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt (what she was doing in Texas, I have no idea). She applauded wildly when he criticized Socialism.

The Packers are publicly owned.
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He also says he is adding things to the bill.
Doesn't he mean Stephen Miller is adding things to the bill?
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Individual 1 now says he wants his military parade on the 4th of July. I can just imagine hundreds of thousands of people showing up to watch a parade in Washington, DC in the middle of July, all passing out from heatstroke.
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Individual 1's campaign staff is trying to silence ex-aide Cliff Sims for publishing a book despite his non-disclosure agreement. Sims has in turn turned around and is suing them.
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/ex-wh...123303484.html
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At Individual 1's rally last night, there was a woman standing behind him who was wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt (what she was doing in Texas, I have no idea). She applauded wildly when he criticized Socialism.

The Packers are publicly owned.
So, AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft (also publicly owned) are also examples of socialism? Or did you think the team was owned by the city of Green Bay?
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So, AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft (also publicly owned) are also examples of socialism? Or did you think the team was owned by the city of Green Bay?
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So, AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft (also publicly owned) are also examples of socialism? Or did you think the team was owned by the city of Green Bay?
Well, by the citizens of Green Bay... some of whom I know. They're very proud of grandpa's shares that've been handed down, along with his season tickets.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bay_Packers,_Inc.

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The Packers are the only publicly owned franchise in the NFL.

Rather than being the property of an individual, partnership, or corporate entity, they are held as of 2016 by 360,760 stockholders. No one is allowed to hold more than 200,000 shares, which represents approximately four percent of the 5,011,558 shares currently outstanding.

It is this broad-based community support and non-profit structure which has kept the team in Green Bay for nearly a century in spite of being the smallest market in all of North American professional sports.

ETA: Ninja'd by a Typo. Though we did quote different paragraphs...

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(what she was doing in Texas, I have no idea).
There are Cheeseheads everywhere in Texas. There's at least one, if not several, Cheesehead bars in each major city in Texas where the faithful go to root for the Packers.

Lots of Steelers fans, too, for that matter.

Vastly outnumbered by Cowboys fans and, near Houston, Texans fans, but a definite presence, nonetheless.
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There were "Finish the Wall" signs at the rally, since it appears he wants his base to think he's actually accomplished something on the wall when reports are that no new sections of the wall have been built, just existing parts repaired.
Someone should erect a banner at his next rally that says, "Wall's done! Yay!" and see who falls for it. Who knows? Maybe that'll just be the end of the whole stupid thing.
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Someone should erect a banner at his next rally that says, "Wall's done! Yay!" and see who falls for it. Who knows? Maybe that'll just be the end of the whole stupid thing.
Bets on him being the first one?
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Someone should erect a banner at his next rally that says, "Wall's done! Yay!" and see who falls for it. Who knows? Maybe that'll just be the end of the whole stupid thing.
I believe there's an old "Mission Accomplished!" banner rolled up someplace, possibly behind the White House Christmas decorations in the basement.

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Individual 1 now says he wants his military parade on the 4th of July.
The idea got shot down last time when the price tag was unveiled. Maybe the great Artist of the Deal can get Mexico to pay this time....
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I'm feeling the need for a meme:

Trump: "We're building the wall anyway."
Pelosi : "Bollards!"

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Doesn't he mean Stephen Miller is adding things to the bill?
Only if Miller can convince the committees in either house (or the whole chamber once the bills are out of committee) to amend. And if any changes made it through conference. Trump is so ignorant of basic civics I wouldn't be surprised if he thinks the executive can change a bill or that he can line-item veto.
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I believe there's an old "Mission Accomplished!" banner rolled up someplace, possibly behind the White House Christmas decorations in the basement.

I want to see Trump in that flight suit! (Oh wait: no I don't.)


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At Individual 1's rally last night, there was a woman standing behind him who was wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt (what she was doing in Texas, I have no idea). She applauded wildly when he criticized Socialism.

The Packers are publicly owned.

Ha, good point. Although it pains me as a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan to be reminded that the Packers have such a cool ownership setup. I wish all NFL teams were like this!


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It's better that he doesn't. It's called "Executive Time" on his official daily schedule, btw.

Yeah, I was gonna say. We don't want him working harder!
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Only if Miller can convince the committees in either house (or the whole chamber once the bills are out of committee) to amend. And if any changes made it through conference. Trump is so ignorant of basic civics I wouldn't be surprised if he thinks the executive can change a bill or that he can line-item veto.
Bush was a big fan of signing statements that would significantly alter a bill.
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Bush was a big fan of signing statements that would significantly alter a bill.
For what it's worth, the signing statements only stated how the Executive branch would enforce whatever was in the bill.
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Originally Posted by Jack Batty View Post
Someone should erect a banner at his next rally that says, "Wall's done! Yay!" and see who falls for it. Who knows? Maybe that'll just be the end of the whole stupid thing.
Trump fans are willing to accept a lot of lies---big and small---from the guy who's delivering to them that 'you are the only Real Americans' message.

But I suspect they may have trouble with a new imperative to 'let's all pretend the Wall is real, and if we stick together, that will make the Libtards just as angry as if there were an actual Wall.'

For one thing, the level of abstract thinking required would present a lot of them with difficulties.

But the main problem is that what they want The Wall for is fairly specific---something that can't be supplied by a 'let's all pretend' Wall. They want the Wall so their kids can taunt their darker-skinned classmates with 'Go back behind the Wall; you're not welcome here!' They want the Wall so they can sneer openly at the Hispanic-last-name guy at work. They want the Wall so they can hold Wall Day, at which ham on mayonnaise sandwiches will be served and country music will be played and everyone will wear flag pins and NASCAR will be discussed.

It's a symbol. It will be a problem if it's tough for them to pretend that the symbol actually has physical existence.
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