Leprechaun Laughs # 150 for Wednesday July 18th 2012


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Well I’m pretty sure I can say for the most part Texas is no long (at least at the moment) in a drought condition or a near drought condition. While there might be a pocket or 2 here and there I would have to say those would probably largely be in the traditionally more arid areas to the far western areas of the state. After a week of fairly consistent and nearly constant rain which say some areas pick up as much as 9.5 to 14 inches in two days we’re pretty much flush with water hereabouts for the moment- a pleasant change from the last 18 months. Some of the lakes North of Houston that were built to provide backup water sources which had been drained severely are showing signs of decent recovery which is good for the summer trade in those areas which as been doubly depressed not only because of the economy by because of the economy but because of the drought.

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WOW! That’s the last time I buy Timothy Leary Brand Coffee!

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The A.M.A. Weighs in on Obamacare

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new health care package. The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception. Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the Pediatricians said, ‘Oh, Grow up!’

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing. The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.”

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no. In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

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 NOtab;le Quotables

I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it. — Terry Pratchett

  “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is a instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry

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Now THAT is what I call living your life with conviction, doing it your way, telling it like it is and going out with style! (To say nothing of the celebration of his life which has the appearances of the potential to be one hell of an Irish Wake!)

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The Top 10 Rules of Life

These may sound funny, but they’re quite true (especially #10).

1. Never give yourself a haircut when drinking.

2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use duct tape.

3. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

4. When you make a mistake, make amends immediately — it’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.

5. The best advice that your mother ever gave you was, “Go! You might meet somebody!”

6. If they say you are too good for him/her, believe them.

7. Learn to pick your battles; ask yourself, “Will this matter one year from now? One month? One week? One day?”

8. Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

9. Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship may mean the other person was right about you.

10. You can’t demand something as a “right” unless you are willing to fight to death to defend everyone else’s right to the same thing.

 

Grocery 2.0

 

The following are facts that Barack Obama does not want you to see….

We continue with Part Two from last week because there is a limit to how much of these facts I can reveal before readers start killing Democrats in frustrated rage.

$4155 – The average American household spent a staggering $4,155 on gasoline during 2011.

$4300 – The amount by which real median household income has declined since Barack Obama entered the White House.

$6000 – If you can believe it, the median price of a home in Detroit is now just $6000.

$10,000 – According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 46 percent of all American workers have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, and 29 percent of all American workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement.

49,000 – In 2011, our trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was back in 1985.

50,000 – The United States has lost an average of approximately 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

56,000 – The United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.

$85,000 – According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.

$175,587 – The Obama administration spent $175,587 to find out if cocaine causes Japanese quail to engage in sexually risky behavior.

$328,404 – Over the next 75 years, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars.  That comes to$328,404 for each and every household in the United States.

$361,330 – This is what the average banker in New York City made in 2010.

440,000 – If the federal government began right at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to totally pay it off.

500,000 – According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.

2,000,000Family farms are being systematically wiped out of existence in the United States.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States has fallen from about 6.8 million in 1935 to only about 2 million today.

$2,000,000 – At this point, the U.S. national debt is rising by more than 2 million dollars every single minute.

2,600,000 – In 2010, 2.6 million more Americans fell into poverty.  That was the largest increase that we have seen since the U.S. government began keeping statistics on this back in 1959.

5,400,000 – When Barack Obama first took office there were 2.7 million long-term unemployed Americans.  Today there are twice as many.

16,000,000 – It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

$20,000,000 – The amount of money the U.S. government was spending to create a version of Sesame Street for children in Pakistan.

25,000,000 – Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.

40,000,000 – According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if current trends continue.

46,405,204 – The number of Americans currently on food stamps.  When Barack Obama first entered the White House there were only 32 million Americans on food stamps.

88,000,000 – Today there are more than 88 million working age Americans that are not employed and that are not looking for employment.  That is an all-time record high.

100,000,000 – Overall, there are more than 100 million working age Americans that do not currently have jobs

$150,000,000 – This is approximately the amount of money that the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress are stealing from future generations of Americans every single hour.

$2,000,000,000 – The amount of money that JP Morgan has admitted that it will lose from derivatives trades gone bad.  Many analysts are convinced that the real number will actually end up being much higher.

$147,000,000,000 – In the U.S., medical costs related to obesity are estimated to be approximately 147 billion dollars a year.

295,500,000,000 – Our trade deficit with China in 2011 was $295.5 billion.  That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.

$359,100,000,000 – During the first quarter of 2012, U.S. public debt rose by 359.1 billion dollars.  U.S. GDP only rose by 142.4 billion dollars.

$454,000,000,000 – During fiscal 2011, the U.S. government spent over 454 billion dollars just on interest on the national debt.

$1,000,000,000,000 – The total amount of student loan debt in the United States recently surpassed the one trillion dollar mark.

$1,170,000,000,000 – China now holds approximately 1.17 trillion dollars of U.S. government debt.  Yet the U.S. government continues to send them millions of dollars in foreign aid every year.

$1,600,000,000,000 – The amount that has been added to the U.S. national debt since the Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives.  This is more than the first 97 Congresses added to the national debt combined.

$5,000,000,000,000 – The U.S. national debt has risen by more than 5 trillion dollars since the day that Barack Obama first took office.  In a little more than 3 years Obama has added more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined.

$5,000,000,000,000 – What the real U.S. budget deficit in 2011 would have been if the federal government had used generally accepted accounting principles.

$11,440,000,000,000 – The total amount of consumer debt in the United States.

$15,734,596,578,458.59 – The U.S. national debt as of June 7, 2012.

$200,000,000,000,000 – Today, the 9 largest banks in the United States have a total of more than 200 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives.  When the derivatives market completely collapses there won’t be enough money in the entire world to fix it.

http://ww/economy/70-facts-president-obama-doesnt-want-you-to-knoww.yolohub.com

HAve to GO

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Did you know that in the human body there is a nerve that connects the eyeball to the anus?
It’s called the Anal Optic Nerve, and it is responsible for giving people a shitty outlook on life.
If you don’t believe it, pull a hair from your ass and see if it doesn’t bring a tear to your eyes!

Occasionally it gets hooked into a person’s work ethic and they can’t see themselves going to work on a particular day. In Moderates and Conservatives this generally only lasts for a long weekend. However in Democrats, if left untreated, it can become an acute problem leading to something called ‘Entitlement-Minded-Welfaritis-Occupy-This-Socialist-Muslim-Electing’ Syndrome.

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Good Grief Charlie Brown!

 

At around 4:30pm today, I had an incoming call with an 860 area code. I used to live in Connecticut, so I took the call…

The caller identified herself as “So and So” from the Re-elect Obama Campaign.

I should have said…..

Since Obama took office, unemployment in my city has been over 13%.

Since Obama took office, my house value has dropped $200,000.

Since Obama took office, my health care premiums and co-pays have increased.

Since Obama took office,  military and social security cost of living increases were frozen and Medicare costs increased.

Since Obama took office, my mother’s medical and drug co-pays have increased.

Since Obama took office, friends and family have been laid off and even if they took steps to further their qualifications, have remained among the long term unemployed (up to 2 years).

Since Obama took office, our household income has dropped by just under 40%.

But, what I said was…

BEGORAH! ARE YOU BUGGERING KIDDING ME???!!!! RE-ELECT THAT BLEEDING ARSEHOLE??!!!!!!

Guess I just lost my composure. [Gee like THAT never happens around here!]

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Also works with Lame Stream Media Talking Heads!

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Even with the A/C set to ‘arctic’ its bloody hot here in Texas at Keebler Towers, especially when entertaining outside or just grillin’ and chillin’ with a few assorted clients and minions. Since I figure the story is largely the same all over, I thought we’d cool down with a few  cool non alcoholic drinks (don’t worry, we can easily remedy that flaw in the recipes!)

Tropical Freeze

Sherbet adds the creaminess, ice adds the thickening coolness, and the juice and banana blend out the fresh taste in this soothing beverage.

Prep: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Sherbet adds the creaminess, ice adds the thickening coolness, and the juice and banana blend out the fresh taste in this soothing beverage.

Ingredients:

1 bottle (16 ounces) V8 Splash® Tropical Blend Juice Drink, chilled

1 pint orange or mango sherbet or vanilla ice cream

1 cup crushed ice

2 medium bananas, sliced

Directions:

Put the juice drink, sherbet, ice and 1/2 of the bananas in a blender.

Cover and blend until the mixture is smooth. Garnish with the remaining banana slices. Serve immediately.

Of course a wee splash of something like Malibu Rum wouldn’t hurt it either!

Mulled Raspberry Mosas

Serve these drinks in very fancy glasses to maximize their elegant appeal.

Prep: 5 minutes

Serves: 4

Serve these drinks in very fancy glasses to maximize their elegant appeal.

Ingredients:

16 fresh or thawed frozen raspberries

1 1/3 cups V8 Splash® Tropical Blend Juice Drink, chilled

1 cup champagne or seltzer water, chilled

Directions:

Place 4 raspberries in each of 4 fluted champagne glasses. Mash them lightly with a fork.

Pour 1/3 cup juice drink and 1/4 cup champagne into each glass. Stir and serve immediately.

 

Tropical Mojitos

Add a blend of tropical fruit juices to spin this classic rum drink into something even more captivating.

Prep: 10 minutes

Serves: 8

Add a blend of tropical fruit juices to spin this classic rum drink into something even more captivating.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh mint leaves

Ice cubes

3 bottles (16 ounces each) V8 Splash® Tropical Blend Juice Drink (6 cups), chilled

1 cup rum

Directions:

Divide the mint leaves among 8 tall glasses. Mash them lightly with the back of a spoon. Fill the glasses with ice.

Stir the juice drink and rum in a 2-quart pitcher and pour into the ice-filled glasses.

I’d use complimentary flavors of V-8 Splash as opposed to all the same one.

Citrus Cooler

This deliciously simple drink practically screams refreshing…vegetable and citrus juices mix with a splash of seltzer to make a crowd pleasing beverage everyone can enjoy.

Prep: 5 minutes

Serves: 6

This deliciously simple drink practically screams refreshing…vegetable and citrus juices mix with a splash of seltzer to make a crowd pleasing beverage everyone can enjoy. 

Ingredients:

3 cups V8® 100% Vegetable Juice (I use the Lo Sodium version, trust me you will not miss the salt!)

1 1/2 cups orange juice

1 1/2 cups seltzer water or club soda

1/4 cup lime juice

Orange and lime slices for garnish

Directions:

Stir the vegetable juice, orange juice, seltzer and lime juice in a large pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish with orange and lime slices.

Nutrition Information

Nutritional Values per Serving

Using V8 Vegetable Juice: : Calories 58, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 213mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 21%DV, Vitamin C 96%DV, Calcium 3%DV, Iron 3%DV

White liqueurs- Gin, Vodka, White Rum, Tequila Blanco are the ticket here. This is a very bright, sassy and in your face drink. Not for the faint hearted.

 

Pineapple-Apricot Cooler

Prep: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

When you’re looking for a quick sweet-treat, this 5-minute blender drink will really satisfy.  Frozen yogurt and almond extract make it especially smooth and tasty.  

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Smuckers® sugar free apricot preserves

1 cup sugar free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

1 cup chopped pineapple

1/2 cup nonfat milk

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

Place the preserves, ice cream, pineapple, milk and almond extract into a blender.  Cover and blend until the mixture is smooth.

If you use Almond milk for this in place of the nonfat milk, it will have a better mouth feel and you can forgo the almond extract!

Cool, Cool Gazpacho

Vegetable juice adds a burst of great flavor to this zesty gazpacho, bursting with diced fresh vegetables. 

It’s a refreshing dish for a hot summer’s day…but it’s so easy to make, you can enjoy it any time.

Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 1 hour

Serves: 6

Vegetable juice adds a burst of great flavor to this zesty gazpacho, bursting with diced fresh vegetables.  It’s a refreshing dish for a hot summer’s day…but it’s so easy to make, you can enjoy it any time.

Ingredients:

6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups)

1 1/2 cups V8® 100% Vegetable Juice

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced (about 1 1/3 cups)

1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

1 small green pepper, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Hot pepper sauce to taste

Directions:

Stir the tomatoes, vegetable juice, cucumber, onion, green pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar, black pepper and hot pepper sauce in a large mixing bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

A splash of Pepper Vodka is just the thing here. Need more zing? Garnish it with a little fresh Pico de Gallo or sneak a little Picante into the mix. Don’t stop there though! You can do so much more with it!  It makes a great snack, appetizer or light refreshing lunch!

Top with a few croutons, serve with a crostini or 2 for dipping for a snack, hang a few chilled cocktail shrimp around the rim for an appetizer. Place a scoop of lump crab or lobster meat atop a bowlful with a small salad for a light refreshing lunch. I’ve even seen it in a restaurant with fried 4 cheese tortellini (think fried ravioli) served on the side to be used like croutons!

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What’s a party with out a little music? How about some Texas Blues! 

Obama Blues

Obama Blues – Recorded at an undisclosed, secure location in Texas by a few musicians who are fed up and got together to try to make a difference.

 

http://www.obamabluessong.com. Available at:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/augieandtheblacktears
Performed By: Augie and the Black Tears
Written By: Kevin Kosub
Produced By: Clay Meyers & Kevin Kosub
Kevin Kat Music, BMI
Magnifico Meyers Music, BMI
Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

 

New Tech

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Do you support or oppose increased government regulations to protect user privacy on the Internet?

32%  Strongly support increased regulations
20%  Somewhat support increased regulations
8%  Somewhat oppose increased regulations
32%  Strongly oppose increased regulations
8%  No Strong Opinion

If the 2012 US Presidential election were held today, who would you vote for?

29%  Barack Obama
53%  Mitt Romney
12%  Undecided
0%   Undecided, but probably Obama
0%   Undecided, but probably Romney
6%   I am not registered to vote

Do you consider the current economy to be strong, about average, or weak?

6%   About average
0%   Strong
94%  Weak

 

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We have a guest ranter today folks. Please welcome Graciemj to the soap box. You folks down front might want to assume “Gallagher Style Protection” as Gracie tends to gesture wildly with her coffee cup when ranting and spread it around a bit. (Opening large golf umbrella) Take it away Graciemj!

‘That Doesn’t Make Sense’: Obama Donor Infuriated by President’s Rhetoric Speaks Out

  • Posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:05pm by Mytheos

Since the 2012 campaign began in earnest, the Obama campaign has tried to portray itself as the victim of a powerful, wealthy Republican opponent whose success renders him hopelessly out of touch with normal Americans, and who cannot possibly be seen as a viable alternative to the President precisely because he is so out of touch. They have also claimed that they are speaking truth to power and must be seen as a small, courageous band trying to keep government in the hands of the people and out of the mitts of the greedy, rich and powerful.

There’s just one problem. When you portray yourself as the defender of the poor and scourge of the rich, it’s rather hard to get donations from the people who can most afford to help finance an election, considering that those people are themselves rich. This fact has been driving away Obama donors consistently since the President began his drumbeat of class baiting, and now even some of his most loyal financial supporters are starting to get sick of it. Fox Nation brings us this deeply ironic, entertaining story:

Millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles -– a 52-year-old D.C. native whose company website touts The Peebles Corp. as “the country’s largest African American real estate development company,” is a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama…raising between $100K and $200K for this reelection.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/that-doesnt-make-sense-obama-donor-infuriated-by-presidents-rhetoric-speaks-out/r-donahue-peebles_sm/

R. Donahue Peebles

But in a 20-minute conversation with HuffPost Monday, Peebles blasted Obama’s campaign messaging. He said, as he told other press outlets, that his frustration was sparked by receiving an email from the DNC that mocked Romney as“out of touch” for having a boat that fit 12 people, accompanied by a picture of the Republican presumptive nominee on vacation.[…]

“What I get concerned about is the message from the Obama campaign that we only want someone who has not been successful to run for president. What do we want here? You can’t be successful and run the country? We don’t want somebody who has been successful to run it? That doesn’t make sense,” Peebles said.[…]

“So I look at that and I see that those things are becoming offensive to some of his strongest supporters, financially.”It would be unrealistic to think that that kind of thing would not impact the enthusiasm for those who are supportive of the president, financially, and certainly would turn off others who were on the fence to say, ‘You know, what the heck with it. I’m done,’” Peebles continued. “And they go on to Romney.”[…]

“I’m so tired of hearing that the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes. Yeah we are,” Peebles said. “The super vast majority of wealthy Americans do not wake up every day and say, ‘Let’s see how we can pay less than our fair share of taxes.’ They say, ‘We’re going to follow the law and we’re going to hire some good accountants to tell us how to do it. And we’re going to pay no more or no less than our air share.’”So to say that wealthy individuals are not paying their fair is unfair and delusional,” he said. “So what should be said is that the wealthy Americans should have their tax rates raised because we need more money. Now by the way, if they got all these tax raises it still wouldn’t put a dent in the national debt.”

There’s more like this, and you can feel free to read the rest of you click the link above to see Peebles’ epic rant. For now, we’re beginning to wonder how long it will take before the Obama administration figures out they have a problem with rich people – not just the supposed greedy, nasty ones, but any rich person who doesn‘t like their hard work questioned by people who probably haven’t worked as hard in a less demanding environment.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/that-doesnt-make-sense-obama-donor-infuriated-by-presidents-rhetoric-speaks-out/

Graciemj says:

Mr Peebles forgets..Obama’s a community organizer. All Obama knows is to demonize one group of Americans to get another group or Americans angry at them and to demand “stuff” from them. All Obama knows is to vilify success and tell others they‘re entitled to another group’s success.
This is what Obama does..this is all he’s ever done.
It‘s the most frustrating thing to put up with when Obama’s own past is right there in front of us all and idiots like Peebles only see what they want to see until it’s too late.
What the hell did Peeble think a socialist community organizer immersed in Marxist thought would do? This is what the left does..fabricate victims, then get these “victims” angry at other Americans who are successful. Division and hate is Obama’s stock in trade.

Thanks for sharing your view with us Graciemj but you have to leave the rocket launcher here!

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I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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