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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
how old is your friend? If she is over 30, then it sounds like she is taking the best deal on the table. I'm from the MD area, educated in DC[Georgetown U], returned to DC after grad school and have found that black women are the least approachable women of the all. Many DC black men agree with me on this. That's why there are so many mixed couples in the surrounding areas, i.e. Northern VA, PG County, Gaitherburg MD, Bethesda MD, and Silver Spring MD...have you ever been to Georgetown??
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Asking too much?

Rowe ·
Oh dear sister, this is such a fragile topic. I hope people are just as careful responding to your dilemma as I hope to be. This is what I think you should do. If you are going to stand by your values, then ONLY DATE men who share your values. That is, men who are committed to remaining a virgin until marriage. Unless that individual is interested in one day marrying you, I think it's little unfair to expect someone who is sexually-active and who enjoys an active sex life to conform to your...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

EbonyRose ·
Wow ... y'all are really scaring me here Although I have no personal family experiences like what has been written here (my family is very much a "It's your thing, do what you want to do" type and my mom (was) and my sister (is) the hardcore "spiritualists" of the family, but the religion is not Christian ... although the same zealousness to convert is ever present! ) So, Rowe, I do sympathize with you, but I cannot offer you much assistance with your dilemma. However, I did have such a...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thanks for sharing your experience! But an even more powerful question that you could have posed to this deadhead is why does she think Christianity is the only legitimate religon in existence?
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
I don't know what's going in other cities, but in Washington, DC, this is the dilemma with which many sistas are contending. Very few men are earning enough to support families. Many of them have not educated themselves due to poor family backgrounds, parents' low expectations, differential treatment, or poor-performing public schools. Consequently, they are either unemployed or underemployed I'm confused
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Yes, among other issues, this topic is a heavily debated issue in Washington, DC. In fact, a popular radio host by the name of Michael Baisden discusses this issue quite often on his radio program. And each time that he brings this issue up ("Single Black Women"), a swarm of Black women call in to voice their concerns. I'm only 29 years old, and right now, I'm doing OK in terms of dating. But after listening to all of these women well into their 30's and 40's calling and complaining,...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay, the plan is coming together. Democracy Check-mated in three. http://thinkprogress.org/2006/03/09/dpworld-halliburton
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Great! I'm always appreciative of people who not only acknowledge problems in our educational system, but are also working towards solving those problems, whatever they may be. Ultimately, all of us know that the "educational system" is wrought with problems. Antiquated teaching methods based on an industrialized education model is just ONE of them. However, the question is what are you doing and what have you done to address what you perceive to be a problem. To be honest, I'm ready for...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
"Us" Against "Them" First I need to apologize to Brother Midlife for responding to him in that way. Obviously, I lost complete control over that response. But I do appreciate your kind words and continued interest in my dilemma. I just have a problem with religious people in general, and I probably always will. Quite honestly, I have a history of experiences dealing with these people, most of them have been traumatizing and negative. You may or may not be able to relate to this, but Black...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

MidLifeMan ·
No need to apologize. I probalby should aplogize to you since I belong to the religious group that has been a source of pain for you. It is still a bit funny in a sad way that you can recall how it is to be around people that don't understand, accept, or respect your choices in life. And can recall how people can turn away from you just because you don't belive like they do but then become so upset at the choices your sister is making. Yes I understand that you have no use for the "Bible...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

James Wesley Chester ·
Ok how about this? Battling a Black Epidemic In Convenant it discusses securing the "right" to healthcare. Here is my dilemma, is healthcare and related issues like AIDS a matter of responsibility? Over the past few years it has become my goal, and I think a good one for most people, to lead a life that keeps me/us from needing doctors other then for routine check ups and also to stay away from their drugs The book states that "there are individual, community, and governmental...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
In the sense that the war(s) on Hussein were an effort to prevent hussein from dominating and controlling the world's oil as he has obviously expressed his desire to do so, then yes, it was a war to 'protect' the world's oil reserves from being monopolized by a rogue dictator. But no mbm, Friedman is a fruitcake, and the ignorance regarding Korea is truly amazing considering you were presumed a 'thinking' individual mbm. (thats right, I'm not letting you hide behind friedman) Again, I will...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
That was the expected response mbm, thats why I clarified that at least for me, it would not suffice for you to hide behind an article that YOU posted here. Don't play that I didn't say it nonsense, you KNOW you support most that silly article, else why post it at all. And Friedman is notorious for being a nitwit. Lets see, 12 full years of UNITED NATIONS resolutions, negotiations, meetings, and sometimes threats and clinton had ALREADY installed the SANCTIONS, thats WORLD multilateralism...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
So, who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia? Let's see, where's Osama Bin Laden from? Where were most of the 9/11 terrorists from? Bush holds hands with SA yet overruns a country that we have been "patrolling" and "inspecting" since 1991? Huh? Why is it that apparently you can only connect Iraqi dots? There has always been far greater evidence about Saudi complicity in violence and terrorism than an emasculated Iraq. Thank you for clarifying the finer points of the Bush...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
I. The development of slavery and racism: A. Driven by the desire for cheap labor and economic gain B. The British Colonies in the 1600s 1. In the 1660s, England, under Charles II, decided that the country was no longer overpopulated and that it would be unwise to continue to let the work force leave. 2. The first Navigation Act was passed in the early 1650s leading to lower tobacco prices. 3. In 1662, British government granted monopoly to Royal African Slave Company initiating a policy to...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

thelawofMAAT ·
check out the rebuttal to this article. what are your thoughts? Why Good, Black Women REALLY End Up Alone: A Guide For the Confused (Response to essay by Joy Jones) by Jamal Sharif A friend recently forwarded me the article "Why Are Black Women Scaring Off Their Men," written by Joy Jones. Although the article appeared over seven years ago in The Washington Post, the topic remains on the hotbed of debate, even today. In her article, Ms. Jones attempts to explain why many educated,...
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

sergeant ·
The actual dilemma for humanity is whether killing those guilty of doing evil is equivalent to killing those innocent of evil. Most cultures throughout the world do not believe they are equivalent. Man kills to survive as well, as in acquiring food. We are all killers if we eat, but are we all evil for doing so? Killing is as natural as nature itself obviously.
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

MBM ·
Most cultures/countries do not currently believe in, or enforce, the DP. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
okay, john rawls, enough! perhaps, after this punk fries, he'll taste like chicken. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
moot point. hadn't you heard? this is the mutha fvckin u.s. of a! and no one knows justice better. ... to paraphrase your commander-in-chief. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Are individual black success hurting the black poor?

Nmaginate ·
Very well said.... That's exactly the dilemma and I feel an intended purpose for "integration"... Them "White" folks couldn't have N@ggas talk about Revolution and doing all that marchin' and sh!t disrupting 'their' society... The couldn't allow there to be a way for college educated Blacks to be so in touch with the lower class as to share their level of displeasure with the America. So of course... why not let "them" live where they want (at least theoritically) as long as that Civil...
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Re: SAVING THE PRESIDENT

ricardomath ·
Subject: Morality Let's test your morality with a little dilemma... With all your honour and dignity what would you do? This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, in which you have to make a hard choice, a decision one way or the other. Your answer needs to be honest, yet...
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

shebakoby ·
I will leave the explanation to the end paragraph quote. Good Character is pretty much a universal requirement in the world, because it makes the world run more smoothly in terms of human relations. However this does not address adequately why we have any problems keeping a good character. "Experience of the Divine" is a subjective concept. I am aware of "spirits" being out there, and the nature of these "spirits" has been revealed to me. Those that talk to humans and spread "another...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

Nmaginate ·
MBM, That *recognition* is two-pronged. And as it has always been with our struggle, once we recognize what must be done then and only then do we "force Whites" to come to that realization. What you missed when considering what's implicit in recognition... was the fact that it must be asserted - by us. We can't assert something and then, in turn, for Whites to recognize and respect it if we don't recognize and respect it ourselves. Thinking in terms of what Whites will accept is...
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Re: Why Are There More "Baby-Mamas" Than Wives?

Rowe ·
So you align yourself with those folks who feel that its men's fault for the this dilemma? I'm not shooting down your perspective, I'm just asking. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the lack of selectiveness on the part of the woman?
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Re: Why Are There More "Baby-Mamas" Than Wives?

Huey ·
Well yes, actually the lack of selectiveness on the woman's part is another reason. They're two reasons. I'm not aligning with anyone I just don't think it's not solely the fault of one gender over another, but the baby's mamas wouldn't be pregnant in the first place if weren't for the baby's daddies. And at the same time, many (young and a few older) women mistake irresponsibility and ignorance as a male trait, and yet somehow the more of a jerk that guy is, the more they want him...
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Re: IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP ME?

Rowe ·
Clare, I hate to sound discouraging, but even US graduates who majored in social sciences (e.g., African Studies, History, Anthropology,) have difficulty finding employment. The reason is because the social science field is flooded with people having the same aspirations you have and unfortunately there is simply not a high enough demand for "Anthropology professors" in today's market. Ultimately, unless you have been: 1)referred by a tenured professor, 2)amassed substantial experience and...
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Re: Smiley's Think Tank

EbonyRose ·
Hmmm ... an interesting conversation IronHorse and Frenchy! The way I see it, you two are talking about two different types of single black mothers, with both of you making exceptional points about those two respective types. My dilemma is which group could actually be considered in the majority in this day and time? I would love to see some statistics on that!! As I think about the single mothers that I know, I know some very strong single black mothers that have done an excellent job of...
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Re: What is a crime?

Goshtoire ·
Laws which infringe upon the rights of others render the legislators, enforcers, and judiciary illegitimate. However, because there is a peaceful alternative to change such laws and institutions (Democratic process) offensive violence is unjustified against them. It is a terrible situation when you don't recognize your own government as a legitimate source of law. I have friends that smoke weed and I don't mind hanging out with them when they are using or in possession of it. If the police...
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Re: What is a crime?

James Wesley Chester ·
Laws which infringe upon the rights of others render the legislators, enforcers, and judiciary illegitimate. However, because there is a peaceful alternative to change such laws and institutions (Democratic process) offensive violence is unjustified against them. It is a terrible situation when you don't recognize your own government as a legitimate source of law.---Goshtoire I don't have the citation handy, but someone more notable than me said 'By any means necessary.' Malcolm X was not...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
The problem is that the Traditional Values Coalition website is not a bogus website. It is the website of a hate organization that wields considerable influence. I imagine that Shemika is not the only person who frequents that website, nor the only one who buys into the vitriol and hatred posted there as news. I would hope, though, that by identifying the source of the article (as Shemika neglected to do when she repeatedly posted from the website of the same hate group), that most thinking...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
On a more positive note... With open arms A handful of black area churches welcome gays Rev. Dr. Christine Wiley and her husband, Rev. Dennis Wiley, are co-pastors at Covenant Baptist Church, one of a few houses of worship in Washington, D.C., with a predominantly African-American congregation that welcomes and affirms gays and lesbians. Between Sunday services on July 24, they shared breakfast at the church. (Photo by Adam Cuthbert) By KATHERINE VOLIN Friday, July 29, 2005 For gay people of...
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Re: Morality without religion.

FireFly ·
Interesting questions. Good topic. No 1. I find this a curious question insofaras "justify a moral position"? That takes a moral decision out of the realm of an individual (private?) choice/decision into the public arena. Why is that? Why should anyone justify their answer to a moral dilemma to anyone else? Unless they ARE asked to justify it to a religious code. No. 2: Yes, of course there is a way to DECIDE ("know" is a little A,B,C concrete and inflexible don't you think?) what is moral,...
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Re: African History...Is it ours or theirs?

Khalliqa ·
I read this book my freshman year of college... still have it.... loving you right about now.. Peace, Khalliqa
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Re: African History...Is it ours or theirs?

Kocolicious ·
Re: African History...Is it ours or theirs?
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Re: Real Life Moral Dilemma

James Wesley Chester ·
The MCL has been set at 0.2 ppb because EPA believes, given present technology and resources, this is the lowest level to which water systems can reasonably be required to remove this contaminant should it occur in drinking water.---EPA Whst Coke and Pepsi are doing is criminal in this country. If such an allegation were made in this country, both companies would be front-page news for immediate shutdown of the SUSPECTED facilities, and then for the firings of those in charge of the...
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Re: Real Life Moral Dilemma

HonestBrother ·
JWC you are correct. There is no real ethical dilemma here. It just reminded me of a hypothetical that we have discussed.
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Re: Real Life Moral Dilemma

James Wesley Chester ·
This is a corporate violation of human rights that is ALWAYS just below the surface,... and I know 'always' is not always true. I've seen this treachery from both sides of the legal fence, as in compliance and enforcement. I know for an absolute fact corporate will kill if it makes money, AND they see a way to excape, or evade getting caught. Coke and Pepsi corporate are putting in a pleasure drink what they would be 'drawn and quartered' for here. Remember the next time you see their...
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Re: Lack of Personal Responsibility HOLDS US BACK...

Noah The African ·
I think that somewhere along the line one has to establish a benchmark. Can someone please elaborate what the benchmark is for the HUMAN condition to recover from 2 centuries of racial slavery and a century of apartheid? Who or what peoples set that benchmark by having a situation in the same degree and kind of experience of African Americans so that people can juxtapose blacks against that benchmark and conclude that our shortcoming are the resultant of internal irresponsibility? Moreover,...
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Re: Lack of Personal Responsibility HOLDS US BACK...

EbonyRose ·
Wow, Noah ... that was a mouthful! If I am understanding you correctly, I would respond that ...given your assumption to inherent equality of the races, it would be the external forces that influence differences in the propensity for the problems created in our own community. In other words, all things being equal, we're not any more prone to those human conditions, but they are made different from others due to external causes. As far as a "benchmark" goes, I would say that we use none...
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Re: Lack of Personal Responsibility HOLDS US BACK...

Noah The African ·
I think that you have essentially agreed with me. I don't, however, believe that internal behaviorism that manifest as a reaction to external racist stimuli, past or present, should in fact be labeled "Internal" in their creation. Every action produces a reaction and hence reaction is a consequence of action. Thus, behavioral reactions by black America to external forces, emanating from whites, whose intent may or may not be racist are not INTERNAL black problems. Consequently, personal...
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Re: "Never Marry a Career Woman"

Rowe ·
Counterpoint: Don't Marry A Lazy Man By Elizabeth Corcoran Studies aside, modern marriage is a two way street. Men should own up to their responsibilities, too. Girlfriends: A word of advice. Ask your man the following question: When was the last time you learned something useful, either at home or work? If the last new skill your guy learned was how to tie his shoes in the second grade, dump him. If he can pick up new ideas faster than your puppy, you've got a winner. I'm not usually a fan...
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Re: In Which Stage of Moral Development Are You?

Rowe ·
Thank you for being honest and for providing a full explanation. Based on this response, it reads as if you may be in stage 5, Level III, postconventional morality . Those in this stage are concerned about what makes for a good society. Believe or not, the scenerio that I just described is a moral dilemma that I'm presently facing. A dear friend, who I've known since high school, is getting married this coming November. Her fiancé works at MACY'S (Oops! Should I mention the name of the...
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Re: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS

Nmaginate ·
Can't say I've ever seen America's Black Forum but... my sentiments exactly... or mostly... well, enough. And, yes... if you know me, I could give a shit about the WHO'S THE BETTER WHITE MAN game. But there is a dilemma in there somewhere.
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Re: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS

James Wesley Chester ·
But there is a dilemma in there somewhere---Nmaginate Agreed. I see good in the organization. (Oshun Auset where are you?). What I wouldn't give for an organization dedicated to the needs of African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: If I Were You I Would Not Want This Kind of Fame For Front Page News!

HeruStar ·
Michael, Do you feel like greater responsiblity is reserved for Blacks with 'assets'? Could you tell me your thoughts on the disproportionate scrutinization of blacks with assets? Do you not hold any skepticism on the behalf of Blacks? It seems that you are overtly malignantly critical of blacks. We've always maintained a critical discussion of our short-comings, solely as it relates to black nationalism and afrocentricity. So really, what is your dilemma? And please don't divert back to...
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Re: What Does It Mean To Be A "Virtuous Woman" In The 21st Century?

Rowe ·
Okay, now I do not believe children and teens should have sex, but a 48 year old woman! I would advise homegirl to go out and get some, while she can. I mean, honestly, who wants to have sex with a woman in her 50s, 60s, or 70s! People who are desparately trying to adhere to these morals are not considering the fact that its much easier for a mature man to get suitors than it is a mature older woman. As your co-worker grows older, she is going to find it more difficult to find a mate, having...
 
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