THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Monday, November 2, 2009

IMPALIN' PALIN

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With the upcoming release of her book ‘Going Rogue’ and a scheduled appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s show, Sarah Palin is “ramped up” (one of her favorite terms) in the news again. I figured now would be a good time for me to very briefly weigh in on the subject of Alaska’s favorite moose-hunting politician.

The big question is: Does Sarah Palin have a future in national politics?
And the answer is: It depends upon how conservative she really is.

In September of last year, Chuck Baldwin (the Constitution Party’s candidate for president) posted the following on an internet website:

When the no-compromise constitutionalist, Ron Paul, was asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if he would consider being John McCain's running mate, he said no. His reason for that was that should McCain do something fundamentally counter to his constitutional convictions -- such as bombing Iran without a Declaration of War (or other possible unconstitutional actions that Paul knows McCain is predisposed to) -- he would have to resign. Knowing this, he (Paul) could not in good conscience accept a McCain invitation to join his ticket (not that McCain would ever ask him to be his running mate; Ron was not even invited to participate in the Republican convention, for Pete's sake).

Herein lies the problem for Sarah Palin. How can a principled conservative support the policies and actions of an unprincipled globalist such as John McCain?

Indeed, how could one? Well, a truly principled conservative could NOT. And this says a lot about Sarah Palin. No genuinely conservative, self-respecting politician who honors our Constitution could possibly allow their good reputation to become tarnished by hanging on the coattails of a scoundrel like John McCain. A REAL “Constitutional conservative” like Ron Paul would have turned McCain down. But Sarah Palin didn’t.

By offering Palin, a woman with a conservative reputation (gotta grab that female vote!), the vice presidential spot on his ticket last year, John McCain proved that he was a poltical pimp who would do anything necessary to take up residence in the White House bedroom. In accepting John McCain’s offer as his vice presidential running mate in the last election, Sarah Palin proved that she is a political prostitute who would compromise her conservative principles (if she actually possesses them) in order to further her career. She was like the would-be actress who disrobes and takes her place on “the casting couch” in hopes that putting out a little for “the man” today will help her score the part that will make her a household name movie star someday.

That Sarah Palin is a social conservative I do not doubt. But her political conservatism is much more in question.

In a neutral or slightly pro-Palin Time magazine cover story on July 20, 2009, Palin is quoted as having said: “The debt that our nation is incurring, trillions of dollars that we’re passing on to our kids, expecting them to pay off for us, is immoral and doesn’t even make economic sense.”

That’s certainly true, but where is Palin’s loud and straightforward condemnation of this nation’s primary economic problem: the private central bank known as The Federal Reserve? How is it that all these so-called conservatives who laud the idea of prudent economics and who extol the wisdom of our Founding Fathers – people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck – always seem to leave the obvious need to dismantle The Federal Reserve out of their recipe of solutions?

This same Time magazine article further mentioned the stamp of approval that highly influential Neoconservatives Fred Barnes and William Kristol gave Sarah Palin upon meeting her in June of 2007. That alone SPEAKS VOLUMES about Palin’s supposed political conservatism.

During the October 2, 2008 presidential debate with Joe Biden, Sarah Palin made two comments that nearly made me choke. I was quite surprised when it later went unreported by the many supposed conservatives in the independent media and in Blogland. Where was the Fox News comment?

The following comes directly from the transcript of the aforementioned debate:

PALIN: Say it ain't so, Joe, there you go again pointing backwards again. You preferenced your whole comment with the Bush administration. Now doggone it, let's look ahead and tell Americans what we have to plan to do for them in the future. You mentioned education and I'm glad you did. I know education you are passionate about with your wife being a teacher for 30 years, and God bless her. Her reward is in heaven, right? I say, too, with education, America needs to be putting a lot more focus on that and our schools have got to be really ramped up in terms of the funding that they are deserving. Teachers needed to be paid more. I come from a house full of school teachers. My grandma was, my dad who is in the audience today, he's a schoolteacher, had been for many years. My brother, who I think is the best schoolteacher in the year, and here's a shout-out to all those third graders at Gladys Wood Elementary School, you get extra credit for watching the debate.

Education credit in American has been in some sense in some of our states just accepted to be a little bit lax and we have got to increase the standards. No Child Left Behind was implemented. It's not doing the job though. We need flexibility in No Child Left Behind. We need to put more of an emphasis on the profession of teaching. We need to make sure that education in either one of our agendas, I think, absolute top of the line. My kids as public school participants right now, it's near and dear to my heart. I'm very, very concerned about where we're going with education and we have got to ramp it up and put more attention in that arena.

Shortly afterwards, Sarah sed . . .

PALIN: Well, our founding fathers were very wise there in allowing through the Constitution much flexibility there in the office of the vice president. And we will do what is best for the American people in tapping into that position and ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative with the president's agenda in that position. Yeah, so I do agree with him that we have a lot of flexibility in there, and we'll do what we have to do to administer very appropriately the plans that are needed for this nation.

“The Plans” for this nation, eh? Hmmm…

Was I really the only person who caught the contradiction in these statements? On the one hand, Palin tells the audience “our schools have got to be really ramped up in terms of the funding that they are deserving” and then on the other hand she feigns great respect for the wisdom of our Founding Fathers.

Well, if Sarah Palin REALLY has so much respect for the work of our Founding Dads then she wouldn’t have been talking about “ramping up” funding for education. In fact, she would be pointing out that our founders made no provision for the funding of education in America by our national government. I’d love to have Palin point out for me the Constitutional justification for extracting taxes from American citizens to be redistributed in the name of education. It’s an odd thing, but I have spent a good number of years studying the U.S. Constitution and I have never found the Article and Clause that legalizes Uncle Sam’s plundering of We The People in order to nationalize (piss poor) education.

My guess is that a desperate Sarah Palin would pull out the Constitution’s “general welfare” clause in answer to my demand. Well, that sure isn’t going to get the job done for her. In clearly denouncing the concept that the “general welfare” clause could be used to justify anything the federal government sought to do, James “The Father Of The Constitution” Madison made the following statement to the House Of Representatives on February 7, 1792:

“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish, and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision for the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress; for every object I have mentioned would admit of the application of money, and might be called, if Congress pleased, provisions for the general welfare.”

Obviously, James Madison is one of those “wise” Founding Fathers who would vehemently disagree with conservative [Cough!-Cough!] Sarah Palin’s desire to “ramp up” funding for federal education [a.k.a. as “brainwashing”]. So much for her respect of the founding principles of this country.

One of my favorite quotes illustrating the hypocrisy of today’s phony conservatives in the realm of federal education comes from best-selling author Thomas Woods who offered his pithy and accurate description of one feature of ‘Constitution Day.’ He said:

“Constitution Day: Observed on September 17th, is the day on which federally funded American educational institutions - themselves unconstitutional - are unconstitutionally required to teach about the Constitution.”

At another point in the vice presidential debate, Sarah Palin made the following statement:

PALIN: No and Dr. Henry Kissinger especially. I had a good conversation with him recently. And he shared with me his passion for diplomacy. And that's what John McCain and I would engage in also.

Well, pardon me, but anyone who holds up Henry Kissinger as a valued example of American diplomacy in action has either no real understanding of our country’s history and Kissinger’s malevolent role in foreign diplomacy, or else that person intends to employ that same modus operandi in future negotiations with foreign powers. Either way, NO THANK YOU!!! Henry Kissinger is a representative of the unseen Elite political powers that have wrecked America; he is a Council On Foreign Relations member and a cancer in our country.

Sarah Palin also said in last year’s debate:

“That's what John McCain has been known for in all these years. He has been the maverick. He has ruffled feathers.”

No, ma’am, John McCain has not been a maverick (any more than you will turn out to be a rogue conservative element within The Establishment should you get yourself elected president). What John McCain has been is a TRAITOR. He has been a traitor to his political party – check out his voting record; he has been a traitor to his country – check out his Council On Foreign Relations membership; and maybe most disgusting of all, he has been a traitor to his fellow soldiers in Vietnam – check out the book 'AN ENORMOUS CRIME: The Definitive Account Of American POWs Abandoned In Southeast Asia.' To hell with John McCain! And to hell with anyone who would praise him!

The pseudo-conservative Neocons are making a lot of noise these days, trying to further inflame the general discontentment amongst We The People and capitalize on the flagrant Socialism of USAP. You can be sure that between now and 2012, the likes of Limbaugh and Beck will spout a whole lot of true American principles and quotes from the Founding Fathers in order to educate the masses about “some” of the ways we’ve gone wrong - while deftly ignoring some of the most damaging and important transgressions our government has institutionalized in opposition to our healthy founding principles.

And you can be just as certain that IF Sarah Palin is a genuine conservative (a rogue), she will be marginalized by the media and her own political party before the next election takes place. She will get “The Ron Paul Treatment” if she’s a true conservative (i.e., “a Constitutionalist”). However, if she is really just another phony “Conservative”-In-Name-Only Republican - as the evidence thus far seems to indicate and as I have every reason to suspect - then she will indeed be a viable candidate when it comes time to throw out the last bastard in favor of the new one. The last thing the Secret Elite who own We The People are going to permit is a rogue element inside their carefully crafted and controlled system.

My guess is that, to the detriment of the country, Sarah Palin will still be headline news three years from now. As even the July 20, 2009 Time magazine article pointed out: “A lot of conservative politicians stop wanting smaller government the minute the government is them.” Of course, an even greater truth is that a lot of conservative politicians aren’t REALLY conservative at all and have never HONESTLY wanted smaller government. Smaller government just isn’t part of "The Plan" for this nation.

ISAIAH 3:12

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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13 comments:

  1. Part 1
    My ears have picked up on such things as well over the years. Glenn Beck makes a lot of good points but ALWAYS falls short of naming The Federal Reserve as THE PROBLEM. I remember watching a town hall meeting with moms on his show. A mother who happens to work for Ron Pauls Campaign for Liberty started to mention The Federal Reserve. Glenn quickly cut her off and stated, "I don't want to get into that right now." That is not an exact quote (coming from memory) but its close. I was a little on the fence with him until he showed his hand there. However, I know people who hang on his every word. He even had a segment where he stated that after we go bankrupt the government will probably back a new currency by taking our property rights and will ask China and Russia to help squash civil unrest. They would be promised our resources. Did they get a little cocky there and show their hand? It won't matter because this is a done deal anyway.

    I have heard Michael Savage mention the Bilderberg group in passing. However, he once got a caller who started to mention Carroll Quigleys book, "Tragedy and Hope." He quickly cut him off and stated, "What do you think I care about some book you've read. What do I care about someone elses book!" He then went to the next caller. How uneventful unless your someone like me who knows whats in that book. I used to listen to that show all the time, read a couple of his books, and at that moment I find out he's a fraud. I began to suspect it but that moment confirmed it.

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  2. Part 2

    Below is a quote from Tragedy and Hope I got from freedom force internationals site. It seems to fit your blog piece.

    "The National parties and their presidential candidates, with the Eastern
    Establishment assiduously fostering the process behind the scenes, moved
    closer together and nearly met in the center with almost identical candidates and
    platforms, although the process was concealed as much as possible, by the
    revival of obsolescent or meaningless war cries and slogans (often going back
    to the Civil War). … The argument that the two parties should represent
    opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left,
    is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
    Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people
    can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or
    extreme shifts in policy. … Either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired,
    unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every
    four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things
    but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies."

    OF course freedom force also talks about the the quigley formula. Which is in short to make your own opposition. Instead of waiting for genuine grass root efforts to rise up, just create false grass roots movements like Glenn Beck or Michael Savage. They make good points and even tell the truth. However, they work for companies that are owned by these people and have to stay in line to keep their jobs. People like Beck and Savage probably justify it somehow to themselves. "Well at least I'm giving some truth. If I wasn't here no one would have any clue."

    WRONG!!!!

    If your weren't there a real genuine movement would rise up. But because you accept favors from these people and only half the message people believe your for real. So they feel they don't have to do it cause Becks doing it, and they'll just follow Beck like everyone else in the patriot movement right? Thats the scam because Becks going to make sure we lose. It becomes obvious once you see it. However, from personal experience I can tell you it takes people who are informed and looking time to come to this reality. Though given the events to come I'm sure they'll get some reality to wake them up soon.

    God Bless Brother,
    Marc

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  3. SPOT ON, Br'er Marc!
    (It seems we see more eye-to-eye on politics than we do on religion, eh? Ha!)

    It's funny that you posted that particular quote from "Tragedy And Hope" because I was thinking of posting on F-F F F that same quote as my next Blog Bit, as a follow-up to this one. But you just saved me the trouble. Thanks!

    Yes, Brother, you've definitely got the scam figured out. The dirty little secret about today's so-called "conservatives" can be found not in what they say but in what they always seem to leave unsaid. I pointed this out clearly in my previous Blog Bit here at F-F F F titled "#1 Rule Of Politics", but since no one reads my Blog, it won't make any difference to anyone.

    And then when the White House makes a lot of noise about trying to shut down Fox News, it only further convinces the viewers of Fox News that they are really involved with the real patriotic counterculture. But of course the truth is that the pseudo-conservative Fox News is just the other side of the New World Order coin. As you said, they exist to control what might otherwise turn into a genuinely dangerous conservative element. It's all about a formula for control that could be called "Bait And Divide, Switch And Conquer." Hey, that's not too bad, if I do say so myself. That saying has within it the seed of a future Blog Bit.

    Great comment, Brother Marc.

    ~ Brother Stephen
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

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  4. Another good bit STM. It's the conservative brand sheeple that disappoint me most of all. They still think the "talkin heads" are on their side and have their best interest at heart.

    They think that Rush, Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly and the rest are "just like them", and are their voice agaginst the "liberal media". IT'S ALL THE SAME MEDIA!!!

    Btw, GO YANKS!

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  5. As is to be expected from an "anonymous post", this person didn't sign their name, so I don't know who the author is, but something tells me I can safely take a wild shot in the dark and guess that it was...

    The envelope, please.
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    KALAMATA BR-O! Also known as Ol' WP, and formerly known as Green-O, until I got my olives straightened out. (Yes, I DO know how bad that sounded. DOH!)

    BR-O, you are correct, sir! Your comment is right on.

    Hey, how come you always "post and run" and never answer the questions I ask in my Emails to you? I'm still waiting for A's to the Q's I axed in my last 2 or 3 Emails. Like, what's up with your lack of follow through, Kalamata?

    Phillies in SIX!
    Uh...would you believe SEVEN AND A HALF?

    Dogs, Vomit, Fools & Folly,
    ~ McME

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  6. As promised, Stephen, here's my two cents on Sarah Palin and all the other people you mention. And I'm sure it won't mean much to you or your commentors because let's face it I don't study it and analyze it as much as you do but I respect that you do. I enjoy reading what you all have to say though.
    My take on the issue is that the absolute hard line in either direction is not going to work because most of us uninformed ignoramuses are more toward the middle. It's politics and it's about ratings or winning. There will always be some kind of collusion between sides cause diluting the issues--giving a dose of sugar with the vinegar-- will make the who package more palatable. So Palin or Huckaby or Beck or Medved, I'll take them over some more extreme left wing agenda.
    But what do I know other than I'll take a Buster Bar over a Dilly Bar any day and if I do have to settle for a Dilly Bar then it better be chocolate. (if anyone doesn't get my reference then check my blog entry about Texas Stop Signs)
    Lee

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  7. Like, what's up with your lack of follow through, Kalamata?

    "An extremely hectic lifestyle at the moment..."

    is the excuse I've been using. Two jobs, Yanks in the postseason, world crumbling. So much going on.

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  8. OL' KALAMATA BR-O ~
    Well, that's a pretty good excuse as far as excuses go.

    Two jobs? "I pity the fool who works two jobs."

    Well...OK...congratulations to the Damn Yankees...I guess. Actually, I stated to a friend of mine at work prior to the start of the Series that - although I thought the Phillies had enough pop to pull an upset - my best guess was "Yankees in six." Sometimes I hate it when I'm right.

    Just this morning I watched the movie "The Bad News Bears" for (believe it or not) the first time in my life. And the Damn Yankees won THAT championship, too.

    But the Bad News Phillies will win the trophy back from your guys next year. Or maybe it'll even be the Bad News Bums from out Los Angeles way who win it all next year. (Or maybe the world will end before October 2010 and there won't be a World Series.)

    Anyway, WP, I'm going to send you an Email in the next few days reaxing the two Q's I axed before, but hopefully this time I'll get two A's back. (Don't worry, neither Q has anything to do with "The Bitch Story.")

    ~ Brother Stephen
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

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  9. >>[My take on the issue is that the absolute hard line in either direction is not going to work because most of us uninformed ignoramuses are more toward the middle.]<<

    Hey, thanks for your comment, rLEE-b.

    However, I don't believe there is any "middle." In the U.S.A., there is one coin which has two sides:

    One side of the coin is "The American Way" (a.k.a. "Constitutionalism") which is the standard set by our Founding Fathers, and it is represented by the great system they established in spirit by The Declaration of Independence, and in law by the U.S. Constitution. This is the framework that quickly made us the envy of every other nation in the world.

    The other side of the coin is "Socialism" of one type or another from, say, Keynesianism to Marxism. Marxism, of course, being Communism - and Communism has probably been best described as "Socialism in a hurry."

    In this country there is no real middle ground; there's only Constitutionalism or Socialism in varying degrees.

    Now, a major problem is that there also exists an unelected body called The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), and it has been well established that the true goal of the CFR is to create a single, totalitarian world government based on Socialism. In other words, The American Way of life must be destroyed to make way for this World Government (often referred to as "The New World Order.")

    Unfortunately, for all intents and purposes, the CFR directs both major political parties in this country, as well as Congress, and pretty much sets our foreign policy.

    For about a century now we have been shifted ever Leftward (into Socialism) primarily by use of the Hegelian Dialectic. The two political parties have the same aim but they know that We The People (if we caught on) would never support it, so a false front "political war" has been established to make the people choose sides: Conservatism = Republicans; Progressivism (which is really Liberalism, which is really overt Socialism) = Democrats. But the truth is that both parties really represent nothing other than Socialism in two different speeds.

    Or as my friend Br'er Marc put it so perfectly once: It's like smoking cigarettes. You can acquire your lung cancer quickly by smoking unfiltered cigarettes, or you can acquire your lung cancer more gradually by smoking filtered cigarettes. It translates into the political realm like this: You can acquire your totalitarian Socialism quickly by voting Democrat, or you can acquire your totalitarian Socialism more gradually by voting Republican. Either way, you invite the poison into your system and the end result will be death. In other words, the political war between the Republicans and Democrats is a FAKE FIGHT (and both parties know it!) It’s all for public consumption; designed to keep the Americonned People deceived and unaware of where this WILL eventually lead: Totalitarian World Government essentially based upon the Keynesian model.

    A superb overview of all this can be found in the small book (only 130 pages of text) titled “THE NAKED CAPITALIST” by W. Cleon Skousen. Used copies of it can be found online for only a few dollars. I’d say start there, but buckle your seatbelt and hang on to your hat; you’re in for a surprising, E-Ticket ride!

    ~ Stephen
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

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  10. Good answer, what else can I say? I am not as well studied on these matters as you and mousie, but I sure admire you for it. I'm conservative in tendency but from the way you put it all across we're all doomed no matter what. And so is the way of the world and man.
    I won't let it bring me down cause it's only castles burning.
    Lee

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    rLEE-b ~

    Yes, Brother, we are doomed, primarily because our politicians, our talking heads on television, and our pundits in the print media and talk radio - of both Socialist stripes: blatant socialist Democrats and pseudo-conservative Republicans - refuse to tell The People the truth (Democrat leaders) or the WHOLE truth (Republican leaders).

    And, of course, We The People don't really want to hear the truth anyway because we are so busy stuffing ourselves with cheesecake and Duff beer while being preoccupied by mind-rotting "entertainment" (bread and circuses).

    We simply accept our statist chains and passively follow (or as in the case of "Tea Parties", more rambunctiously follow) our deceitful leaders to our inglorious execution. But we didn't have to go out this way.

    In case you're interested, below are Blog Bits I'd previously posted which elaborate on two of the major points I addressed above.

    This is a "nutshell" look at two forms of Socialism - the Russian version and the American version:

    http://xtremelyun-pcandunrepentant.blogspot.com/2009/03/marx-vs-keynes-comparative-socialism-in.html

    And this is a clearer explanation of why I dislike and distrust what passes for conservatism all across the talk radio dial.

    http://xtremelyun-pcandunrepentant.blogspot.com/2009/07/1-rule-of-politics.html

    I still say you're better off reading Skousen's "THE NAKED CAPITALIST", but even as inexpensive as that slim book is, my writing is the "cheapest".
    ;o)

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" Stevieboy

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  12. Stephen-

    I whole heartedly agree.

    The Phillies WILL win that trophy (silly-looking as it is) back from dem dere damn Yanks!

    Sadly, if the Repubs are dumb enough to nominate Sarah Palin in 2012, she will fall before the Messiah as he wins a second term and further scuttles the future of this country (unless of course those Mayan prophecies turn out to be dead on).

    The 'Pubs need some new blood. Ron Paul's message was striking a nerve with young folk. If the Repubs could find a like-minded soul who mas maybe their side of fifty, maybe things would change.

    Otherwise, I think the great god Obama will continue to mesmerize the youth and minorities, and will score both the liberal vote and the vote of people who maybe wanted a change from the same old Repub mess and see this as a way to get that, and prove they are politically correct and not a rascist.

    But by then, the Chinese will stop lending the Great One money, and we'll all need to learn Mandarin anyway.

    -The Man Who Stepped on Chickenfoot

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  13. MANDARIN?!
    Don't tell me THAT! I'm still taking Spanish 101 just so I can conduct business here in Arizona.

    You stepped on Chickenfoot? Aww! Say it ain't so, Joe!

    Well, maybe Chickenfoot has learned a valuable lesson about getting UNDERfoot.

    ~ Stephen
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

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