Sunday, November 13, 2016

Putin spokesman says that Donald Trump could build confidence by telling NATO to back off and let Russia do what it wants.

Courtesy of the AP: 

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says one way Donald Trump could help build confidence with Russia after he becomes president would be to persuade NATO to slow down its expansion or withdraw its forces from Russia's borders. 

Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with The Associated Press that this "would lead to a kind of detente in Europe." 

But unfortunately, he said, Russia now sees "NATO's muscles ... getting bigger and bigger and closer and closer to Russian borders." 

At a NATO summit in July, the Western alliance said it is building up positions in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in response to what it sees as escalating tensions with Russia. The United States is sending 1,000 troops to Poland next year.

Yeah gee, I bet we could repair relationships with all kinds of countries if we just let them do whatever they wanted to whomever they wanted.

For instance I bet North Korea would be our bosom buddy if we just let them invade South Korea.

And I bet Iran would totally invite us to their birthday party if we let them go ahead and build nuclear weapons.

Of course the really troubling part of this is that Trump might actually not care about any of those scenarios.

In fact he is already pretty much on board with this whole NATO thing:

Trump has praised Putin as a strong leader and suggested that the U.S. could abandon its NATO commitments, which include mutual defense in case of attack. 

The president-elect says NATO was created to confront a threat — the Soviet Union — that no longer exists and has called the alliance "obsolete" and a bad deal for America. He argues that the U.S. gets too little out of decades-old security partnerships like NATO, which is anchored in Europe but traditionally led by the United States.

In another interview that same Putin spokesman said this:

The Kremlin said on Thursday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy approach was "phenomenally close" to that of President Vladimir Putin, giving Russia hope that tattered U.S.-Russia relations could gradually be improved. 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, speaking in New York, said he saw incredible similarities between the two men's foreign policy ideas, and this meant there was a solid basis to start a meaningful dialogue between Moscow and Washington. 

So the Russians see our new president's foreign policy approach as "phenomenally close" to that of a former Soviet KGB agent who seems hell bent on world domination.

And we wondered why Putin worked so hard to get this guy elected. 

52 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Trump your Puppet master has spoken.

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    1. Anonymous10:22 AM

      Pucker up, anus mouth. I don't know if Gryph is going to take yet another one for us tonight and watch 60 Minutes but I can't. I JUST CAN'T.

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    2. I've got three hours of Masterpiece Theater and Elementary.

      Plus plenty to watch on Apple TV: HULU, HBO, PBS, YouTube. Acorn TV on my laptop.

      I never have to watch another news program again.

      This might actually be a good thing When the electors see exactly what kind of president he's going to be and what kind is isn't, they may be thinking twice about their votes. I doubt there will be 40. But hopefully more than any previous electoral college.

      That sends the message to Trump.

      You are NOT popular. You are NOT liked.

      Trump lost the popular vote. He only has about 47% of the votes which is NOT a mandate.

      He's basically a loser that won through a technicality.

      He may want to continue his rallies to give him a false sense that the people adore him, but he is going to be disappointed. More and more of his Deplorables will be turning against him. They'll hate him for not following through on every promise and the rest of the nation will hate him for what he is doing.

      Welcome to the oval office.

      Add the daily political cartoons and late night TV jabs and he will be miserable for four years.

      Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

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    3. Anonymous1:36 PM

      I certainly am not going to watch 60 mins of trump lies, I have had enough at this point.

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  2. Anonymous8:46 AM

    ACLU STATEMENT ON DONALD TRUMP’S ELECTION

    .... “President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.

    “These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional....

    Read more at
    https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-statement-donald-trumps-election


    What now Bitch? Gonna cry to Ivanka everybody is picking on you?

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  3. Anonymous8:53 AM

    In other words Vladimir is telling Donald if you really want to be my friend and build Trump Towers and Trump Brothels and grab our 13 year old Russian hoohahs all over the the Russian Motherland then you will not interfere with our ballistic missiles and our tanks roaming all over Europe and the Middle East.

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  4. Anonymous8:57 AM

    "...foreign policy ideas..."

    Donald J. Trump is incapable of possessing "ideas".

    He simply spews the last few conspiracy theories he's been fed by his evil, vicious hypocritical "team" of blood suckers.

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    1. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Sshh, we will find his weakest most powerful person, sshh to bring himself down. No worries. But stand tall all. Be safe. S

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  5. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Wondering what pooty has on don besides they rigged a usa election and guilty of treason and espionage. Both will be prosecuted through USA, nato, united nations, world legal community and the almighty himself along with mother earth forever and ever and ever. There will be no dictator from any country on this planet able to do this again to any nation under god. EVER. pos evil son of bitches and liars are going to hell.

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    1. Anonymous9:59 AM

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/10/was_a_server_registered_to_the_trump_organization_communicating_with_russia.html

      "The destination domain had Trump in its name, which of course attracted Tea Leaves’ attention. But his discovery of the data was pure happenstance—a surprising needle in a large haystack of DNS lookups on his screen. “I have an outlier here that connects to Russia in a strange way,” he wrote in his notes. He couldn’t quite figure it out at first. But what he saw was a bank in Moscow that kept irregularly pinging a server registered to the Trump Organization on Fifth Avenue."

      ping ping ping

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    2. Anonymous12:05 PM

      "The destination domain had Trump in its name,..."

      Yup, so much ego that he couldn't even give the server a nondescript name before using it to commit treason.

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  6. Anonymous9:08 AM

    It's bizarre how Trump has this need to have a special relationship with Russia and Putin. Trump's eastern European obsession is bizarre.

    He's tweeted 7 times today. His first 2 are about the NYT and his last one on it too. 4 tweets are about who has called to congratulate him. He has this need to let everyone know, as if it legitimizes him. And, like, as if this isn't just tradition--everyone does it. He is still obsessing about the MSM and attacking the NYT, and he doesn't get what their apology to the people really means.

    Oh, and Giulini is all over the TV saying that of course the Trump kids can be in charge of things and it will be a blind trust as far as he's concerned. He is standing up completely for Trump and his family not really having to change how things operate. But, oh, when it came to the Clinton foundation Chelsea couldn't take over. The foundation had to be taken completely out of all Clinton hands.

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    1. Anonymous9:37 AM

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/10/breitbart-and-infowars-become-president-trump-s-new-media-establishment.html?via=desktop&source=Reddit

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    2. Anonymous10:45 AM

      We can support the New York Times by subscribing. We can make it our 'Breitbart' news outlet:

      https://www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/Multiproduct/lp8HYKU.html?campaignId=48FHY&gclid=CjwKEAiAu6DBBRDDr6-e_6698E0SJACvuxnyuBfIoiXFYnYWU3a3qbpDo44Q9--QVdxGwzThZUYHCxoCkBjw_wcB

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    3. Anonymous1:43 PM

      Already breaking the laws and rules of blind trust and not even in office. Yea right, how are we suppose to know what his kids are advising him at the dinner table and we are suppose to trust the advice of crooked Giuliani.
      ---------------------
      Giuliani says Trump kids could run 'blind trust'

      By RICHARD LARDNER - The Associated Press

      WASHINGTON (AP) A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says it would be "unrealistic" to purge his children from his businesses and hand their control over to an independent trustee.

      Appearing on televised interviews on Sunday, Giuliani initially said Trump should set up "some kind of blind trust." When pressed, Giuliani told CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump's unusual situation might call for more flexibility than a traditional blind trust and involve his three children.

      Giuliani said Trump's three adult children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric who are involved in his businesses would not advise Trump once he becomes president in January. All three children are, however, are on the executive committee of Trump's transition team....

      ,,,,,, Trump has a direct stake in more than 500 companies, according to his disclosures with the Federal Election Commission. The full extent of his holdings and income are still unclear because the president-elect refused to release his tax forms, saying that they are being audited by the IRS.

      Besides Trump's hotels and golf courses in the British Isles, the president-elect has a licensing deal with a firm based in Indonesia. The names of his companies indicate that he has businesses tied to Brazil, Canada, Israel, Dubai, Egypt, India, the Philippines and South Africa. His menswear line famously had neckties sewn by contractors in China.

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  7. I donated to the ACLU & Planned Parenthood this week. Imagine what we could prevent if everyone who cared gave even $1.

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    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      I stopped my monthly PP donation. I figure if the young people either voted 3rd party or chose not to vote then they feel they don't need affordable access to BC, healthcare through PP, or access to affordable, safe abortions.
      I fought the fight once so we women could have access to BC without permission from your husband or father, to have safe legal abortions, and I am not going to join the fight this time. Let those that need it take up the banner they are choosing to throw away. Not my circus, not my monkey at this point.

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    2. Anonymous10:48 AM

      SPLC is another. Innocent project. st judes, all good and doing good.

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  8. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Actually, it did not take much work on Putin's part. One casual compliment, and Assange went to work, the US media went to work for him, and so did the FBI. All Trump had to do was not feel up Ivanka in public, and he was all set.

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    1. Anonymous10:54 AM

      communist party of the usa, brotherhood, militias, kkk, constitutional sheriffs by mack, dumb dumbs, the ignorant, the deranged, the plain damned hateful, john birch, teabags, birthers, oath keepers, white power, white supremacy, bundys, rudy, Christie, etc etc etc.

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    2. Anonymous11:00 AM

      Exactly. But oh, he is going to love seeing Ivanka walk into one of the WH bedrooms and test the mattress out--he's going to take such pleasure in walking around with Ivanka as she chooses the room that will be hers when she's there.

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    3. Anonymous5:24 AM

      Will there be room for Melania's family too?

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  9. Anonymous9:36 AM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-assault-lgbtq-equality_us_58275a17e4b02d21bbc8ff9b

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  10. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Something to think about:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/10/breitbart-and-infowars-become-president-trump-s-new-media-establishment.html?via=desktop&source=Reddit

    Breitbart and Infowars Become President Trump’s New Media Establishment
    Denizens of the zany fringe will have an opportunity to capitalize on their Trump-supporting prescience, and some of them will have a direct line to the White House.

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  11. Anonymous9:48 AM

    In January we will be living in the United States of Putin and tRumps multi-billion dollars worth of debt to the Russian Alpha bank will be wiped off the books.

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  12. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Jesus Freaks
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/us/donald-trump-evangelical-christians-religious-conservatives.html?_r=0

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  13. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Everybody says Putin is Trump's puppet master. Looks like Putin also has his hands up Sarah Palin's ass. Could Putin have told Trump to find a place for Comrade Palin?


    Sarah Palin on Putin: 'Nobody Has to Guess Whose Side He Is On'

    .... Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Tuesday, praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for "doing his job" to protect his country.

    ...."You know, you have to hand it to the man," the one-time vice presidential nominee told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "Nobody has to guess whose side he is on. He's putting his people first and doing the right thing, and I think that maybe some other leaders could kind of learn from some of that."...

    http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/702486

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    1. Anonymous12:53 PM

      Oh yeah, Sarah knows everything about Russia, cause they share a boundary. And she sees Putin's big head looming over her house.

      So maybe Herr Drumph will appoint her to US Ambassador to Russia. She's all wee-weed up with the prospect of a Putin Affair.

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    2. Anonymous1:48 PM

      Right, like bilking billions of dollars from Russia treasury, killing or jailing his detractors and consolidating his dictatorship is really looking out for his people.

      Yes, make her ambassador to Russia!!! at least our National Parks will not become oil fields.

      Besides Sarah is already use to the cold weather :)

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    3. Anonymous5:22 AM

      Snowden might be a much better fit for our girl. Espionage, traitor, treason, snow, young needy, follows orders, vodka and drugs. Spying lying, hacking, bugging, rigging, cheating and desperate. Its Love!...its soap... To Russia from Alaska with Love, as the world spins, another chapter in dazed and confused in trumplandt U. Fear and loathing in America by daily news. Oh those ratings. Gotta get them ratings. In celebrat land git those ratings. In the real world? we turn it off, we terminate contracts, we terminate service, we don't scribe, we don't follow the clown show over the edge. We protest we boycott we exercise free speech in the United States of America. We demand Elections free of riggers and communist dictators. New election please. Thank you.

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  14. Anonymous10:05 AM

    O/T but vital. Google Alexander Hamilton and electoral College.
    Electoral College created specifically to keep the likes of Trump out.
    Please sign petition and spread with wild abandon.
    https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19

    Message from Margot W

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    1. Anonymous10:57 AM

      Interesting Margot.

      Here's an excerpt from what I found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_No._68

      The final say, however, lies with the electors, who Hamilton notes are,

      "Men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice."

      Therefore, the direct election of the president is left up to those who have been selected by the voters to become the electors. This indirect election is justified by Hamilton because while a republic is still served, the system allows for only a certain type of person to be elected president, preventing individuals who are unfit for a variety of reasons to be in the position of chief executive of the country.

      This is reflected in his later fears about the types of people who could potentially become president. He worries that corrupted individuals could, particularly those who are either more directly associated with a foreign state, or individuals who do not have the capacity to run the country. The former is covered by Article II, Section 1, v of the United States Constitution, while the latter is covered by Hamilton in Federalist 68, where he notes that the person who will become president will have to be a person who possesses the faculties necessary to be a president, stating that,

      "Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States"

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  15. Anonymous10:38 AM

    In History November 13, 1953. Indiana text book commission calls for references to the book of Robinhood from text books used by state schools because he robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. That's the communist twist and another smear of our law during the Red Scare years. Another attack was on the Quaker people because they do not believe in fighting wars.
    Another book that was questioned was Grapes of Wrath. All twisted by communist in meaning and by communist within the united states of America attempting to create division, twist facts, twist meaning, twist trust, twist elections twist American History and corrupt our leaders and county to communism. WTF people? read. That was in the 50's it is the year 2016 and we already fought these wars, and are better than a communist dictator rigging our elections.

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    1. Anonymous11:17 AM

      Personally I don't think religious exemptions should ever have been allowed to get out of the draft. There are many proud veteran's that served honorably while they were conscientious objectors. There were plenty of jobs in the military for them while they objected. While we have rights to freedom of religion in this country it should not allow you to bypass the requirements set forth for other citizens.

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    2. Anonymous5:04 AM

      Nobody should be forced into killing or fighting an unjust war that dictators created. Nobody should be allowed to force another into war that was a draft dodger. Nobody. Where is the logic? the gull of some peoples kids is remarkable and outrageous. What gives anybody the right to dictate which religious is acceptable?

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  16. Anonymous10:41 AM

    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/11/the-daily-stormer/

    The Daily Stormer has called on its readers to troll people scared about the Republican’s presidential victory until they commit suicide. “can troll these people and definitely get some of them to kill themselves.”

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  17. Well, NATO would tell Trump to go fuck himself.

    And everyone, even the brain dead, self-centered dipshits that voted for Trump would see exactly how much their tin god was in the control of Putin.

    Please, god. Let it be BEFORE the Electoral College meets. Just because it's never been done before doesn't mean it can't be done. Let them make history and save us from American Adolf.

    (In other news, several countries have 120/60 electrical: Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Also a large ex-pat English speaking community. I wonder if the fallout would blow over those countries?)

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    1. Anonymous11:48 AM

      Yes, let's hope a few more electors come to their senses before the Electoral College vote on Dec 19. But meanwhile, each of us can help by asking everyone we know to sign the petition:

      https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=signature_receipt

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    2. The electors aren't going to give a fuck about a Change.org petition.

      That's like "sending prayers". It's a useless, do nothing action that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy but does absolutely nothing.

      Print out a hard copy letter and mail it to each elector. Get thousands of people to do that. Then *maybe* it might have an effect on a few. But not enough to remove 40 electors.

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  18. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Vladimir is worried about NATO?

    Don't worry daddy. In 2017 we will withhold funds to NATO and it will self implode and the world will be your oyster.

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    1. More like Vlad is just like Donald. He wants what he wants with no opposition.

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  19. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Ivana says she wants to be the ambassador to the Czech Republic. She said they all know her there and she doesn't need the Trump name--everyone adores her and she will be such a great ambassador.

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  20. Anonymous11:06 AM

    “It only took five days for President-elect Trump to try to silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans," Silencing this discussion normalizes hate and intimidates the victims."

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/harry-reid-trump-conway-lawsuit-threat-231300

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    1. Has he condemned his violent racist Deplorables and ask they stop their assault on women and minorities?

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  21. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Sarah Palin said if she can't be a secretary, she wants to be an Ambassador to Alaska.

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    1. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Good. Maybe she will find herself on a melting ice flow.

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  22. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Enough about Sarah Palin linking Trump's bloated ass.

    There are more important things to discuss like what's going on right now.

    Donald the Vikings are playing the Redskins in Baltimore right now.

    How in hell do the Washington Redskins cheerleaders put on their uniforms?

    They have tight little crop tops and their bottoms looks like black shiny leggings that are spray painted on. So tight you can see their taints.

    How do they put them on Donald? You go into women's and teenager's dressing rooms while they are stark naked and putting their clothes on. You should know how they do it.

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    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      Chuck Sr next time please don't feel the need to share!

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  23. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Traitor Trump's "foreign policy" as of today is to pull out of NATO.

    What plans does he have for all those troops, plus those in Japan and Korea?

    Are they going to hit the unemployment line or are they going to build the wall?

    Obviously, Traitor Trump hasn't given much thought to this other than showing his gratitude to Putin for rigging the election by giving him Europe.

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    1. Anonymous2:51 PM

      They will be busy rounding up illegals and dissenters. Then they can get all those great jobs picking produce in the fields that pay under minimum wage.

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  24. Anonymous4:02 PM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-reviewing-democratic-coalition-report-on_us_5825e308e4b0852d9ec214c2

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