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by Aesma
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8121

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

At some point (that has already passed, in my opinion), enough US citizens will realize that if you are going to have huge deficits, then an least that money should go towards useful things, like healthcare for all, and affordable college. Giving that money to rich people and companies that don't ne...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

There was no need for any shoot-down, but a shoot-down wouldn't have led to war either. Play stupid games, earn stupid prizes.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2507

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

Why do apartment blocks look like apartment blocks ? Because land is expensive.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tea Party
Replies: 45
Views: 1506

Re: RIP Tea Party

Well the Tea Party isn't just about fiscal responsibility, even though it pretended to be. They were also into birtherism, love of guns, hate of gays, etc. Having embraced Trump so fully, though, I don't see how fiscal responsibility can come back as a subject anytime soon. It will take some kind of...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 6725

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

Have you all stocked up on pop corn ? :stirthepot:

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5195

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Actually the "leftists" can see, as everyone else, that he's not the one calling the shots. He ripped up the deal only because it was Obama's legacy, aside from that there is no plan.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 34
Views: 1778

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Something that has to play a role is that Youtubers are very accessible, kids see them in a click. There are even plenty of kids being youtubers, so it seems very attainable. Astronauts, not so much. Then media representation, and the current situation. China is sending Taikonauts in space regularly...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5195

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Trump to the UK : hey stop that tanker off Gibraltar !
Iran seizes an UK tanker in retaliation.
UK to Trump : help pliz ?
Trump : it's not an American ship, I don't care, you're on your own !

How things change...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIP Helicopter
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: VIP Helicopter

The comfort in a helo seems more basic, unless you get a very big one like the US president gets. And the noise must also make a difference.

Ideally you'd want a V22 for that distance. I guess that's what's AgustaWestland is going for with the AW609.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 208
Views: 10823

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

At the end of the day, the guy is asking for a job leading millions of people, more than half of them women, and at the same time, saying he can't handle women.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 35
Views: 2051

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

He's fine with blacks who "know their place" and won't try to upset the status quo, where blacks are faring worse than whites in the country, are treated worse by police, judges and juries, etc.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

On the video I posted the guy says that the interior is designed to be left or right hand drive, in the sense that the "cockpit" is really turned towards the driver. I saw it rather as an indication that there will be no RHD at all. Last time I checked the UK is an European country, Irelan...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?

Catenary in a tunnel means you need the clearance. There are probably other reasons not to do it.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA

Mating season maybe ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the Air France flight to Cape Town only 2x weekly!?
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: Why is the Air France flight to Cape Town only 2x weekly!?

France and South Africa aren't exactly big trading partners. South Africa has also a reputation of being an unsafe country, and it's very far, so tourism has to be limited.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 1970

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to brawl -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

The title is confusing. Something similar happened here in France, TV channels are asking for more and more money, and one ISP refused, leading to people being cut. The impact is not as big though, because these channels are available free to air, and there is also a free satellite broadcast, so you...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

In plenty of countries, cops kill single digit people per year, most of the time suicide by cop. In the US, it's thousands.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3773

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

In Doha there is the new National Museum of Qatar that I would be interested to visit. Maybe during a stop on a journey to elsewhere.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5195

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

We need to remember US and UK involvement in Iran during the last 100 years. I am flummoxed how people who wish to point the finger at the US for every hotspot in the world consistently paint a picture of history only beginning when the US gets involved. Iran/Persia has a long history of interventi...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIP Helicopter
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: VIP Helicopter

Going by train and coming back by helo, might as well take the helo both ways, it will have to fly that anyway !

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

The US has already plenty of pony cars with too much power and too little handling, there is no need for one more.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

That video is crazy. I've never been to the US, I will go soon for a wedding, I think it will be the first and last time. Also, this pension system you have in the US is really strange. A pension should be a part of your income you set aside, that way it can't be "taken away", can't be a b...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5195

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Are admirals even likely to captain these ships anyway ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8121

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Would you say presidents get reelected on their job performance, or on similar premises as when they first got elected ? I don't know what would be better for Trump, but keep in mind he didn't win by much. He can have 99% support and better numbers in states he won easily, he only needs to lose a fe...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13797

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 35
Views: 2051

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

I don't think the yuan will be a big reserve currency (yet), but certainly emerging countries will see less and less need to own dollars.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5195

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

There are a lot of things wrong with this post but I'm not going to take the time and effort to push back on all the misguided statements. But I will say that Saudi Arabia has never been "the big power in the region", they were just a bunch of desert tribes people until the British came a...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 35
Views: 2051

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

Have you heard of the petroyuan ? Do you know it's convertible in gold ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5195

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

An operation to kill a dictator might have worked, and been a good idea, in the case of Saddam, Qadhafi, or Al Assad, but Iran is another matter entirely, you're not going to achieve anything good even if the mission is a success.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 35
Views: 2051

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

The difference between Obama's deficit and Trump's deficit is that Obama went through a recovery, a deficit is normal and needed during such times. Trump's deficit is during good times, and the money doesn't go where it's useful. Combined with the attacks on global trade, this could kill the dollar'...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Wow, what a finish !

Alaphilippe better than all the "leaders", what's going on ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Actually I just learned Chevrolet is leaving Europe, not enough sales to justify adapting the cars to our market. Too bad.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg

Lots of bonus points from me.
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From this video, you can remove the roof panel from the coupe and put it in the trunk, so it's kind of a targa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg

Lots of bonus points from me.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

The Corvette used to be good value, but to me, if I put that kind of money in a car (a used one anyway), I want the engine behind me, and rear wheel drive. Maybe because the only sport I watch is F1. So this new Corvette is clearly on my radar. Problem is, in 5 years when it will be reasonable to bu...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

No. A couple weeks ago I drove through Paris in the middle of the night, with tons of red lights along the way, instead of using the much faster route along the "périf" boulevard, because the car I was driving (not mine) had its navigation system reset with "shortest route" selec...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died

Apparently TUV SUD bought a local company, probably not many Germans involved in the decision. When someone wanted to make Germany aware, it was discouraged. Also, they didn't falsify the certification exactly, they changed the "nature" of the dam on paperwork, so that its failings would p...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

Apparently they also had a Mirage cockpit to go with it.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8211

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

What about the guy who took off his pants (and socks) on that Air France flight awhile back? The flight attendants simply shrugged. The passenger next to him was a bit ruffled, but settled down and everyone managed to finish the flight without having multiple melt downs. Personally, the socks/no so...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Shed has found a new home
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: The Shed has found a new home

A large turboprop with no pressurized cabin would be utterly useless in western europe, you surely mean ?

That's an island hopper, or an aircraft to go to and from a tricky place not far away, not a commuter aircraft.

Or my preferred use, to jump out of it, of course !

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25391

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

It's possible usual testing didn't go into the kind of situation where this would appear. In the case of MCAS, didn't Boeing know there would be a problem even before first flight, then it appeared more dire than anticipated ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 63
Views: 4033

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Instead of investing, companies are using cheap credit to buy back shares. Shares go up, but nothing more is produced, there are no earnings to talk about aside from the tax break, it's all smoke and mirrors.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8211

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

If airlines want to enforce a dress code, then do so, but make it well known what that dress code actually is. I don't see anything wrong with her outfit.

EC135C wrote:
She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off.


So only classy people can fly in your world ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

That's a new one ! Queue Salvini talking about immigrants to brush this under the rug.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11646

Re: France to charge aviation tax

AirwayBill : Emmanuel Macron has "destroyed" the rail network in two years of power ? No small feat ! A rail network needs lots of investment and maintenance, that's true. Now if employees work few hours, and few years in their lives, despite good salaries, benefits and pensions, surely th...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6243

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Wahhabists are sunni muslims who believe most people (including most muslims) are going to hell because they don't practice the religion correctly. It was born in Saudi Arabia.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber helicopter service @ JFK
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Uber helicopter service @ JFK

What about using boats ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11646

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Alternative proposals are to tax kerosene, or to just ban flights that can be made by train. I'm sure this tax will be far less disruptive.

anrec80 : the US has no problem imposing its laws all over the world, like with the Iranian sanctions, why the surprise when others are doing the same ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 208
Views: 10823

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

bennett123 wrote:
So when he said that he would want a third party to be present, who did she suggest?.


She said she was a grown woman and didn't need a chaperone.

The guy could have provided his own, BTW.

And if it's a bus, I'm sure he's not driving it, so there we have it, the driver !

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Re: 2019 Tour de France

The breakaway won in the end, with Daryl Impey the winner of his first tour stage.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST: THY Turk Hava Yollari DC-10 Lost in Paris
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Incident PAST: THY Turk Hava Yollari DC-10 Lost in Paris

I think it would depend on the cause of the crash. Here for example the door was locked incorrectly. The design was partly to blame, so any DC-10 flight could have ended up like this (and one other almost did), so the flight just before this one was not special.

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