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Brokeback Mountain wins big
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Posted on 01/17/2006 6:09:13 AM PST by thehumanlynx

Brokeback Mountain Claims Big Four At The Golden Globes

Critically-acclaimed western Brokeback Mountain cleaned up at the Golden Globe Awards last night by claiming four top honors.

The controversial film, which has been banned from some cinemas for its gay themes, took home Best Movie (Drama), Best Screenplay and Best Song prizes at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, while Ang Lee picked up the night's Best Director honor from his hero Clint Eastwood.

And there were triple celebrations for Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line when Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix claimed the acting honors in the Comedy/Musical movie category and the film picked up the Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) prize.

The win cost Phoenix dear, however - he bet Witherspoon's husband Ryan Phillippe he wouldn't win a Golden Globe. The Crash star demanded payment as his pal took to the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Meanwhile, there was a big upset for the stars of Desperate Housewives during the night's TV awards - all four Best Actress nominees from the show lost out to Mary Louise Parker, who plays a marijuana-selling desperate housewife on cable show Weeds.

But the stars of the hit show didn't miss out on a Best TV Show award - they scooped the coveted prize from Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, My Name is Earl, Entourage and Everybody Hates Chris - and the show's Felicity Huffman claimed the night's Best Actress (Drama) movie award for her role as a transgender man in Transamerica.

The big TV winner was acclaimed mini-series Empire Falls, which claimed two honors - Best Actor (Paul Neuman) and Best Miniseries/TV Movie.

The full list of awards is:

Movie Awards Best Score: John Williams MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

Best Original Song: A Love that Will Never Grow Old by Emmylou Harris, Bernie Taupin and Gustavo Santaolalla -Brokeback Mountain

Best Movie (Comedy/Musical): Walk the Line

Best Movie (Drama):

TV Awards

Best Mini-series or TV Movie: Empire Falls

Best TV Series (Movie/Comedy): Desperate Housewives

Best TV Series (Drama): Lost

Cecil B Demille Award for Lifetime Achievement: Sir Anthony Hopkins

Copyright 2006, World Entertainment News Network


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: barf; boxofficepoison; gerbils; goldenglobes; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; lemmiwinks; pudding; whocares
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Its sad, the continuing decay. It seems that the more repulsive something is to the normal American the more the Libs and hollywood/media hype it. It sad to see that a movie about 2 guys sodomizing each other and one about a preop transexual are the most "amazing" films of the year
1 posted on 01/17/2006 6:09:13 AM PST by thehumanlynx
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To: thehumanlynx

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.


2 posted on 01/17/2006 6:12:23 AM PST by I still care (You don't demonstrate tolerance for minorities by apologising for your own heritage- John Howard)
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To: thehumanlynx

No surprises there. The awards this year were pre-stamped with the name of this movie the moment it's release date was set.


3 posted on 01/17/2006 6:12:47 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: thehumanlynx


No surprises here, I was not expecting a different outcome. Hollyweird will promote disgusting behavior anywhere, anytime and then reward it big time.


4 posted on 01/17/2006 6:14:08 AM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: thehumanlynx

First rule in Hollyweird: Any show or movie portraying homosexuality in a positive light automatically wins multiple self-congratulatory awards.


5 posted on 01/17/2006 6:14:39 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: thehumanlynx

Any gay drama will win an award. It doesn't even have to be a good movie.


6 posted on 01/17/2006 6:14:43 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: thehumanlynx; All

Seriously, I'm not in the least bit surprised that Brokeback Mountain won several Golden Globes.

And I won't be in the least bit surprised if it wins several Oscars.

I can't speak for whether it's a truly good movie or not (acting, screenplay, etc) but I suspect this movie is getting the attention that other movies wouldn't get.

All because of it's pro-gay story angle.


7 posted on 01/17/2006 6:14:57 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: thehumanlynx

LOL!

I just realized that the only winner I've seen, both TV and movies, was Memoirs of A Geisha which won best score.

I must be out of touch!


8 posted on 01/17/2006 6:15:09 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (Real football teams don't play in domes.)
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To: thehumanlynx

What do you expect when most of the judges are butt munchers.


9 posted on 01/17/2006 6:15:37 AM PST by jetson (throne)
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To: rockabyebaby

It's very unfortunate. There are some great films and TV shows out there, but they won't win awards I guess.


10 posted on 01/17/2006 6:15:45 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: thehumanlynx

The fact that the Golden Globes are selected and voted on in a vacuum by the foreign press is enough to completely negate their worth. They are meaningless as far as the American public is concerned.


11 posted on 01/17/2006 6:15:47 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: thehumanlynx
Meanwhile, there was a big upset for the stars of Desperate Housewives during the night's TV awards - all four Best Actress nominees from the show lost out to Mary Louise Parker, who plays a marijuana-selling desperate housewife on cable show Weeds.

The most depraved woman always wins. "Housewives" could have won for their actresses by portaying them as meth addicts or prostitutes.

12 posted on 01/17/2006 6:16:00 AM PST by montag813
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To: thehumanlynx

But they were in lovvvvvvvvvvvve! (gag me)

If it was not about the act of performing sodomy on one another they WOULD NOT be in lust, how many guys have male friendships, go out ropin, drinking and sit around a campfire talking, all of a sudden become so smitten with one another that they end up in the tent? maybe they were injesting gypsum weed or Payote?


13 posted on 01/17/2006 6:16:04 AM PST by laney (Happy 2006!)
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To: Hoodlum91

I must be out of touch too.

My girlfriend asked me to go to Memoirs of a Geisha. I rolled my eyes and sucked it up.

But you know what? It was a decent movie. I couldn't complain.


14 posted on 01/17/2006 6:16:51 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: thehumanlynx

A movie that they can only release in certain liberal markets, then it is refused by some of them, and it is the best? As I understand on top of that they aren't cowboys, they are sheepmen.


15 posted on 01/17/2006 6:16:53 AM PST by midwyf (Eliminate government involvement in the enivronmental religion too.)
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To: thehumanlynx

Was there any doubt? These are a political statements, nothing to do with reality. Bareback Mountain was a kiss to the behinds of the gay community and nothing more.


16 posted on 01/17/2006 6:16:58 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: thehumanlynx

The only deserved award was Hugh Laurie for "House". But I hope that the Emmys don't snub Kiefer again for "24" just because the show's producer likes Rush Limbaugh.


17 posted on 01/17/2006 6:17:13 AM PST by montag813
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To: thehumanlynx
Couldn't have said it better. The worse the morals, the higher the accolades. *sigh*
18 posted on 01/17/2006 6:18:17 AM PST by null and void ("Never place a period where God has placed a coma" --Gracie Allen)
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To: thehumanlynx

The homosexual sheepherder movie was going to win those awards despite it being an especially dull movie.

Some weak guys abuse each other and then spend years cheating on their wives and making moon eyes at each other.

That kind of action makes seconds seem like hours.

But, it was annointed by the gay lobby in hollyweird and not even its being a crappy movie would change its winning globes and oscars. The point, of course, is to propagandize american families -- especially the young.


19 posted on 01/17/2006 6:18:31 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: ladtx
The Golden Globes are pretty goofy. Let us never forget that the talented Pia Zadora won one several years ago. :)


20 posted on 01/17/2006 6:19:30 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: veronica
It's very unfortunate. There are some great films and TV shows out there, but they won't win awards I guess.

You're correct, in fact, good tv shows like Seventh Heaven, Touched by an Angel, Joan of Arcadia, etc. all cancelled, yet crap like Book of Daniel, Will and Grace, etc. etc. still get big ratings, (I did hear this is the last year for W&G though).

21 posted on 01/17/2006 6:20:10 AM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: thehumanlynx

I can't wait to see the ratings for this waste of air time. I'm sure 24 plummeted them and even during their last hour they were up against The Bachelor.


22 posted on 01/17/2006 6:20:14 AM PST by right wing (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: rockabyebaby

And FR will have about two dozen threads going to add to the hype of "disgusting behavior". Why not just ignore something you don't like instead? :)


23 posted on 01/17/2006 6:20:48 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003
Why not just ignore something you don't like instead

IGNORE disgusting behavior???? Sorry, I'm a fighter, I don't hide my head in the sand hoping it will go away, I voice my opinion LOUD AND CLEAR and by the looks of it, I'm not alone.

24 posted on 01/17/2006 6:24:26 AM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: linda_22003

Boring and predictable.

What daytime talkshow wins each year?

Ellen, of course.

The most unwatchable show on TV, but she's a lez so give her the phallic statue to take home.


25 posted on 01/17/2006 6:25:52 AM PST by Enduring Freedom (The Bush White House PR is easily the worst ever)
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To: rockabyebaby

Okay. Your feelings about a *movie* have been recorded for posterity. America is safe again. :)


26 posted on 01/17/2006 6:26:44 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Enduring Freedom

I don't know who won daytime TV, because I'm not home during the day, and I don't care what happens on award shows. I'm frankly surprised to see how much people here DO care.


27 posted on 01/17/2006 6:27:41 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: laney
"..gypsum weed.."

That's Jimson weed, son.

Gypsum is calcium carbonate, and nothing grows in it. Not even Jimson weed.

28 posted on 01/17/2006 6:29:08 AM PST by Designer (Just a nit-pick'n and chagrin'n)
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To: thehumanlynx

I am just SOOO HAPPY for HUGH LAURIE!!!!!!!!! For 'HOUSE'. GREAT ACTOR. NICE MAN. Totally deserves any award.


29 posted on 01/17/2006 6:29:29 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.grab.com/fun/specials/licensetopill)
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To: thehumanlynx
To me, the perfect example of Hollywood getting swept up in itself is much further down in the article. "Paul Newman -- Best Actor -- Empire Falls"?

I saw Empire Falls, absolutely loved it, but Paul Newman was on screen for maybe 15 minutes of a 4-5 hour, 2 part film. Best SUPPORTING Actor, maybe--it was a great role that Newman played up, having the time of his life. But the best ACTOR in the film was (politics aside) Ed Harris, who embodied the quiet reserved man, who finally had enough and snaps. All of his understated emotions were written on his face, and he did a great job in the role.

To me, this just says everybody wanted to rush to give Newman one of those "Lifetime Achievement"-type make-up awards, so they can tell their grandchildren about how they voted for him. His performance was not the best lead role, because it wasn't a lead role.

30 posted on 01/17/2006 6:29:40 AM PST by cincinnati65 (Just up the road a piece.......)
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To: thehumanlynx

Let's look back at when in Hollywood - men were men, and the women were beautiful and had class. And most had more talent in their little finger that today,s Hollywood elite have in their whole bodies. Did I mention they also love America back then?


1943 1st Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: The Song of Bernadette - William Perlberg
Best Actor: Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine
Best Actress: Jennifer Jones - The Song of Bernadette

1944 2nd Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: Going My Way - Leo McCarey
Best Actor: Alexander Knox - Wilson
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman – Gaslight

1945 3rd Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: The Lost Weekend - Charles Brackett
Best Actor: Ray Milland - The Lost Weekend
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - The Bells of St. Mary's

1946 4th Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: The Best Years of Our Lives - Samuel Goldwyn
Best Actor: Gregory Peck - The Yearling
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - Sister Kenny

1947 5th Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: Gentleman's Agreement - Darryl F. Zanuck
Best Actor: Ronald Colman - A Double Life
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - Mourning Becomes Electra

1948 6th Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: Johnny Belinda - Jerry Wald / Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Henry Blanke
Best Actor: Laurence Olivier - Hamlet
Best Actress: Jane Wyman - Johnny Belinda


31 posted on 01/17/2006 6:31:46 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: thehumanlynx

Big year for the leftists. Up for for "Best Picture" Oscars are an anti-American film (Syriana), an anti-Israel film (Munich), and a pro-homo film (BM).


32 posted on 01/17/2006 6:32:14 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: linda_22003

"And FR will have about two dozen threads going to add to the hype of "disgusting behavior". Why not just ignore something you don't like instead? :)"

Actually, I regard not responding as "silent approval". That's all these threads are. Public comments and responses to articles ALREADY published by the MSM. Curling up into the fetal position and hoping everything will turn out OK is not my way, nor do I believe it is the American way.


33 posted on 01/17/2006 6:33:38 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: Designer

I stand corrected...:)


34 posted on 01/17/2006 6:33:39 AM PST by laney (Happy 2006!)
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To: rockabyebaby

And NARNIA, which is the top-grossing film in the US, wasn;t even nominated in a major
category....duplicating the snub for PASSION OF THE CHRIST.


35 posted on 01/17/2006 6:33:48 AM PST by Bushbacker (f----u)
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To: thehumanlynx
I saw that Geena Davis won for best TV Actress in Commander-in-Chief.

I watch the show to see how many things they get wrong which is a lot. That being said her acting is the weakest part of the show. Her Republican foil, Donald Sutherland, runs rings around her for his portrayal of a reptile.

36 posted on 01/17/2006 6:37:29 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: thehumanlynx
My apologies for my rant.

Checking the list, I see that Paul Newman won for Best Supporting Actor for Empire Falls. The "journalist" got it wrong. Imagine that.

37 posted on 01/17/2006 6:39:22 AM PST by cincinnati65 (Just up the road a piece.......)
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To: L98Fiero

Well, I'm not going to see the film, and so far that's all others have said they are doing as well. They're not advocating shutting down theatres by force, or anything like that. We all have the right to NOT go to a movie.


38 posted on 01/17/2006 6:40:36 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: thehumanlynx
The more Brokeback Mountain,

the more Brokebox Office.
39 posted on 01/17/2006 6:41:17 AM PST by Semi Civil Servant (The Main Stream Media: Al-Qaeda's most effective spy network.)
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To: thehumanlynx
I haven't seen any of these movies or any of these TV programs. I didn't watch this award show, and I don't plan to watch the Academy Awards broadcast either, not from disapproval but from boredom.

My life and my days are filled with fascinating things. I'm never able to do all the wonderful things that I intend to do every day. That's real happiness. My life is wonderful.

I don't even know who most of these people are. I like Mary Louise Parker and Reese Witherspoon, but when a peabrain like George Clooney start receiving adulations it's time to look around for more substantial interest.

40 posted on 01/17/2006 6:44:19 AM PST by Savage Beast (Why George W. Bush is a Great President in five words or less: 9/11 was never repeated.)
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To: thehumanlynx
Why play up 'Brokeback Mountain' when 'Walk the Line' won big too?
41 posted on 01/17/2006 6:46:02 AM PST by conserv13
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To: thehumanlynx
9 8 Brokeback Mountain Focus $5,792,000 +1.1% 683 +200 $8,480 $30,825,000 $14 6

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=brokebackmountain.htm

Considering the production and distribution costs, it has quite a ways to go before it breaks even.

42 posted on 01/17/2006 6:47:35 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: thehumanlynx

Even more distirbing is they give an award to a movie about Palestinian homicide bombers. These people are sick, sick , sick.


43 posted on 01/17/2006 6:47:44 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: linda_22003

"We all have the right to NOT go to a movie."

Absolouteley. I could care less about the movie. What I do care about is the seemingly unending stream of MSM propoganda that flows about this film. The media pumps almost every article about the movie with lies, distortions and omissions that lead people to believe the movie is something different that it is and was made for a different reason than it was.


44 posted on 01/17/2006 6:48:25 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: montag813

[But I hope that the Emmys don't snub Kiefer again for "24"]

They will. But holy mama, the first four hours this year were great too. Just the best.


45 posted on 01/17/2006 6:49:27 AM PST by FastCoyote
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To: Rummyfan
Even more distirbing is they give an award to a movie about Palestinian homicide bombers. These people are sick, sick , sick.

Have you seen the movie? It is not pro-terror.

46 posted on 01/17/2006 6:49:37 AM PST by conserv13
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To: veronica
As sombody once sagely observed of those who make these judgments: Remember: these are the people who considered Talk to the Animals the year's best piece of music.
47 posted on 01/17/2006 6:50:11 AM PST by Savage Beast (Why George W. Bush is a Great President in five words or less: 9/11 was never repeated.)
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To: Semper Paratus
Her Republican foil, Donald Sutherland, runs rings around her for his portrayal of a reptile.

I thought Donald Sutherland played a Democrat and Speaker of the House. Geena's character is an "independent", right?

48 posted on 01/17/2006 6:51:08 AM PST by xrp
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To: thehumanlynx

Total US Gross: $32,089,009

(Last Updated: January 17th, 2006)

At about $10 per ticket, something like 3.2 million people have seen this movie.  1% of the nation thought this was worth seeing, if you don't take into account that some people may have seen the move two, three, five or ten times to support the genre...

You know, I hope it wins the Oscar.  Perhaps then people with wake up to what Hollywierd is all about.

If it isn't about twisted conspiracies that show how bad the U.S. is, if it isn't about shameful plotlines that damn the right or their political figures, if it isn't about supporting deviant lifestyles, if it isn't about providing entertainment for children with debased moral values inserted, if it isn't about heralding the declining moral values of the Hollyweird elite, if it isn't about trying to front for terrorists by saying they are no worse than legitimate states...

Folks, may I present Hollywierd, the modern day Sodom and Gamorrah.  Okay, that's a little unfair.  Sodom and Gamorrah did't have a modern educated society on the level of ours.  It didn't have the technical knowhow to foist off such 'stuff' to it's public.  No, the Hollywierd elite puts them to shame when it comes to producing a product sure to lower the human standard.

http://www.movieweb.com/movies/film/57/2457/boxoffice/


49 posted on 01/17/2006 6:51:10 AM PST by DoughtyOne (01/11/06: Ted Kennedy becomes the designated driver and moral spokesperson for the Democrat party.)
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To: thehumanlynx

You think they'll use their statues for further sodomy?


50 posted on 01/17/2006 6:52:48 AM PST by YourAdHere (Viking kitties taste like chicken.)
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