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Bloomberg Criticizes Trump Over Birther Issue
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24, 2011 | Brody Mullins

Posted on 04/24/2011 12:02:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he won’t run for president in 2012 and declined to endorse the potential candidacy of Donald Trump, one of his constituents.

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Bloomberg called Mr. Trump a friend and “New York icon.” But he criticized the idea of questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S., an issue that Mr. Trump has pressed.

“The president was born here,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue.” Mr. Bloomberg said that if Republicans don’t address larger issues such as the economy and immigration, “they will lose and they deserve to lose.”

Mr. Bloomberg noted that Mr. Trump isn’t the only Republican challenging Mr. Obama’s citizenship. “This ‘birther’ issue is more than one person,” he said. “There are a lot of roots that have glommed onto this.”

Mr. Bloomberg also said, “I am not running for president.”

Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), the Republican standard-bearer in 2008, also declined to endorse Mr. Trump....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: New York; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; birthcertificate; bloomberg; certifigate; circ; commie; mccain; naturalborncitizen; newyork; obama; trump
Did they miss any major RINOs?
1 posted on 04/24/2011 12:02:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps Trump is really setting himself up to be NY’s next Governor, a Senator...or maybe even Mayor.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 12:05:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Bloomber a Democrat now, or is he still a Republican after bolting from the Democrats to run for mayor because the Republican slot was open?
3 posted on 04/24/2011 12:07:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing." -Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue.” Mr. Bloomberg said that if Republicans don’t address larger issues such as the economy and immigration, “they will lose and they deserve to lose.”

ROTFLMAO!

Yeah, Congress had better hurry up and grab the economy baton from the democrat's after shellacking them in November.

Ryan better show a plan and soon! /s

4 posted on 04/24/2011 12:08:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How utterly predictable from a man who clearly does not give a damn about the constitutional rule of law.


5 posted on 04/24/2011 12:11:21 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
one of his constituents.

Is that to imply Trump is a Bloomberg supporter too?
6 posted on 04/24/2011 12:12:23 PM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a terrible mistake, a terrible mistake, yada yada . Wait til the corsi book comes out, this usurper commie fraud mistake in the white house is goin down.


7 posted on 04/24/2011 12:12:48 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All he could say is nothing in the past matters, we must move forward.

Typical words from a monumental screw up.

8 posted on 04/24/2011 12:13:10 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ditto. Just another RINO bleating like a sheep.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 12:14:00 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg is irrelevant. He can be proud that the only mayor in NY history has managed to piss off every other state.


10 posted on 04/24/2011 12:14:42 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: AmericanVictory

Had to laugh when i see McCain will not back Trump. Trump has enough problems without the geezer warmonger on his side.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 12:14:43 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: fantom

McCain hasn’t and likely won’t endorse any candidate for the GOP nomination. Not sure who’d want his endorsement, but it’s also just wise for him to stay silent on the matter.


12 posted on 04/24/2011 12:18:29 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: evad

“All he could say is nothing in the past matters, we must move forward.”

Re BO’s eligibility - for a laughable, irrelevant non-issue, it’s striking that so many people of all stripes are soiling themselves at the idea of someone bringing it up.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 12:19:37 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Bloomberg called Mr. Trump a friend and “New York icon.”

Peas in a pod

14 posted on 04/24/2011 12:20:49 PM PDT by mylife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another example of pro-amnesty anti-minutemen politicians against Trump. (Karl Rove, John McCain, Bloomberg...etc) There are two groups against Donald Trump within the Republican party. 1) The pro-amnesty crowd that has never met an undocumented worker or President they didn't like. 2) Hardcore social conservatives. It's understandable the concern of the hardcore social conservatives (which I consider myself under normal circumstances - even more so when the USA is not about to fall to 3rd status like we are now). What I do not understand is how a hardcore conservative can be standing on the very liberal pro-undocumented citizens / election results trump the Constitution platform of the RINOs while while they throw their stones at Trump for being a RINO. For me the Constitution trumps political ideology. Am I wrong in my way of thinking about conservatism? For the first time I'm wondering. I just do not feel that I am a real conservative if I throw the Constititution out with the bath water simply because my preferred candidate is not at the top of the polls.

And I know some will say "there is no proof that Obama is a foreigner"

But my answer is: It's the failure to provide proof that's nullifying the very Constitution we love so dearly.

I really wish it were Sarah Palin or some other real conservative who was standing on this issue instead of Donald Trump. It's a shame. But if it comes down to choosing between the US Constitution and my political ideology... I'm sticking to the US Constitution. To me, that's the real test of American Conservatism. And I feel comfortable with that decision.

15 posted on 04/24/2011 12:23:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geez... $12 settles this issue...

what is he hiding?


16 posted on 04/24/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: AmericanVictory

Bloomberg is also one of the biggest control freaks on the planet.The fact that he injects his opinion now proves it.


17 posted on 04/24/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The president was born here," Mr. Bloomberg said.

And he knows this, how?

18 posted on 04/24/2011 12:29:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing." -Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
0bama had this to say at a Hollywood fundraiser the other day:

A lot of you got involved at a time when the prospect of electing a Barack Hussein Obama to the Oval Office was slim. None of you asked for my birth certificate. It was a complete leap of faith.

Any doubts that I might have had about pursuing the BC issue went out the window with that statement. He's dirty.
19 posted on 04/24/2011 12:30:16 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Pi is 3,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue. They are irrational. Quibbling over utterly senseless series of digits after the decimal point. Ridiculous.”


20 posted on 04/24/2011 12:32:13 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Farmer Dean

questions for bloomburger...
http://bobmccarty.com/2011/04/22/?s=%22Paul+R.+Hollrah%22


21 posted on 04/24/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama Birth issue is a very complicated one with elements that can confuse the ordinary person who only sees the surface information. This is why something that happened 50 years ago becomes like a cold case with many pieces that are difficult to put together. It is far too much for the ordinary politician like Bloomberg.

This is my theory:

I believe that Stanley Ann and Barack Sr were in Kenya to get the paternal blessing from Hussein Yangon Obama. This was at a time when he was still married to Kezia Obama. I think there was a cultural demand that Hussein Yangon Obama give his blessing on his son’s second wife. And because that woman was American, there may have been a racial component to his reaction to the situation.

It is my theory that Barack Sr did not get his father’s blessing. Instead, the father would send Barack Jr back to Hawaii and Stanley Ann was to go back to Seattle. That way she would be out of Barack Sr’s life. I think Obama Sr got considerable financing from his father, Hussein Yangon Obama. This is why my theory that Stanley Ann and Baby Barry went to Seattle, Washington. It was a return trip from Kenya with a demand that she did not go to the University of Hawaii with the son, Obama Sr. Obama Sr’s father, the financier of his son’s education, called the shots. Naturally, Seattle, Washington was the logical choice because Stanley Ann had connections there because of her exploits in the U-District as a high school student. When Stanley Ann went to the airport to get a flight to Seattle on British Airways, she was turned back. Her pregnancy was too far along for British Airways policy to let her on a long flight. She would have to have the child in Kenya.

While in Seattle, Stanley Ann needs a birth certificate for Baby Barry. She needs financial assistance from the State of Washington. The birth certificate must have been a requirement. She wires her mom to get one from Hawaii’s Department of Health. What the Hawaii Department of Health has on file would be the same as what someone would get if they were born at home with a midwife as the attendant.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 12:33:15 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: ComputerGuy

Can we afford another term from this clown?

23 posted on 04/24/2011 12:34:18 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump shouldn’t have said “could not possibly have been born in Hawaii.” But I don’t have a problem raising the issue as he was also done with “have my doubts”

Anyone who says they know for sure is just blowing smoke.


24 posted on 04/24/2011 12:36:24 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Son House

No, it means he lives in New York City, where Mr. Bloomberg is mayor.


25 posted on 04/24/2011 12:39:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
No, we can't afford no mo 0bama.
I'm convinced the documentation issue alone can take him down if we have a bulldog out in front. Lots of fence-sitters I know are beginning to see the light. One thing is for sure though - this ain't no rope-a-dope he's playing. He's running scared.
5+ years on the DC police department taught me to recognize symptoms of guilt. I know what I'm seeing.
26 posted on 04/24/2011 12:46:58 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue.”

Just what Republicans is he talking about?


27 posted on 04/24/2011 12:53:38 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: bvw

More proof that the vast majority of Repubs are just as disgusting and eveil as Dems.


28 posted on 04/24/2011 12:58:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The president was born here,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue.” Mr. Bloomberg said that if Republicans don’t address larger issues such as the economy and immigration, “they will lose and they deserve to lose.”

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What? Mayor Bloomberg knows for a fact that Obama was born in Hawaii?

If the good mayor Bloomberg knows that Obama was born in the United States, specifically in Hawaii, I wish that he would share his information with the American public, because, as we all know, many of us have been desperately looking for at least the past two years for concrete proof that Obama was born in Hawaii as Obama claims.

NOTE: I hope that Mayor Bloomberg does not point to the Obama short form birth certificate that we see on Obama's Fight the Smears site as proof---a certificate where the number is blacked out and the Hawaii state seal is not visible to the naked eye---for these reasons: It automatically eliminated itself from any consideration as to its authenticity when (1) someone blacked out the number, and (2)because the Hawaii seal is not visible to the naked eye.

So, again, I challenge Mayor Bloomberg to put up or shut up and show us his beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt proof that Obama was born in the United States, specifically, that Obama was born in Hawaii.

29 posted on 04/24/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: erlayman
Trump shouldn’t have said “could not possibly have been born in Hawaii.”


You don't know whether Trump has a basis to say what he said. Trump is exceedingly smart and he will keep dropping these tag lines, scaring the hell out of Obama and the MSM. What I think he is going to do, is keep the stuff he amasses on Obama close to his chest. He may dribble out a few tidbits now and then leading up to the 2012 elections. Just enough to make Obama and MSM twist and turn in the wind and to drive them crazy by keeping the eligibility issue alive. Then in October 2012 he will drop the big bombs on the whole stink’n lot.
30 posted on 04/24/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A lot of people are bashing Trump, but I’ll tell you: At least the dude is going full tackle unlike these other wuss bags who tag themselves as Repubs or Conservatives. As I see it now, Obamination could win a 2nd term. I mean come on, Palin gives a great speech but she sounds like Judy Tenuta. The woman has absolutely no concept about voice. She comes across as a screeching fool. And WTF is Romney doing? Absolutely nothing. Maybe I’m being too harsh, maybe it’s too early, maybe I’, not paying attention as much, but as I see it now, Trump would absolutely destroy Obamination in a debate and ANYTHING is better than Obamination! If I had to choose right now, I’d go with Trump 1000%. Rememeber, we DO NOT want Obamination doing a 2nd term! And for me Trump so far seems the best option to prevent that and I’m getting a vibe that he isn’t going to drop it. He is serious.


31 posted on 04/24/2011 1:04:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Unlike a lot of folks here, probably, I actually know who Judy Tenuta is. And no.


32 posted on 04/24/2011 1:09:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg is a democRAT and only became a Republican because he couldn’t get the democRAT nomination against the marxists who are the Borough Presidents.

Bloomberg is an epic failure as mayor like Obunghole is as president.


33 posted on 04/24/2011 1:14:57 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
To all

Trump needs to produce “something” tangible on this issue soon. It's got to be something real something that can't be ignored and something that the Obamnoids can't readily explain without twisting themselves into logical knots. My current sense is things are starting to adjust to a new “norm” he needs to drop a “tangible” bomb to shake things up again.

34 posted on 04/24/2011 1:15:42 PM PDT by Reily
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If we get another term from that clown, there won’t be a country left when he is finished. You might as well pound in the tombstone “USA 1776 - 2012” If he gets re-elected, liberals and Islamic terrorists will be mocking Bush saying “Mission accomplished”. I truly believe that. THAT is their only agenda and you can expect to live from then on in a 3rd world enviornment. We will be under the bootheel of China and most of the people you know will be homeless which seems to be happening already. I know 3 people already who are. My parents are 71 and are paying already $12,000 a year in property taxes. Imagine if they raise that to $120,000 which Obamination wants to do! Palin, Romney, they have no chance against this idiot. Trump is the only one who has the balls to confront this foreign prick.


35 posted on 04/24/2011 1:16:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg is an insufferable liberal. He ran as an independent. And he is very unpopular in NYC these days.


36 posted on 04/24/2011 1:18:15 PM PDT by y6162
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Mayor who has banned smoking in Central Park and Times Square has spoken. Will he have me arrested if I continue to "waste time" wanting to expose the FRAUD that is Obama? (Hey Mayor! I'm in NYC as I type at 69 Fifth Ave. Come and get me before I stroll outside for a cigar.)

ML/NJ

37 posted on 04/24/2011 1:29:28 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
GrandJediMaster make a lot of sense in small space.

ML/NJ

38 posted on 04/24/2011 1:36:59 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The president was born here," Mr. Bloomberg said.

And yet another RINO dimwit side-stepping the NBC issue. Barry could have be born ANYWHERE, but if he was born to Stanley and BHO1, Barry is NOT and NBC, period. Trump may be the only American with the stones, money, and investigative curiosity to become truly someone "with standing" to get to the bottom of this.

39 posted on 04/24/2011 2:48:03 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: ml/nj

We are in a situation now so bad where only a guy who plays outside the accepted norms of debate will save this country. We need a guy like Trump who will get right in Obaminations face. Now is not the time for gutless game playing, politeness from the likes of Palin and Romney.

Thanks to Ted Kennedy and his Immigration act, this country now is almost completely over-run by foreigners, and nobody says ANYTHING....Except Trump! Foreigners dictating policy is UNACCEPTABLE! China dictating policy and trade is UNACCEPTABLE! The USA spending billions and losing lives to protect OPEC from psycho Muslims while OPEC fks us in the ass is UNACCEPTABLE! Trump is a wild card, but once in a while you need one when the going gets wild and that is exactly where we are now. This is a guy who is not going to accept failure which is why I am going 1000% for Trump.

Palin can’t speak. Yes she gives good speeches, but she sounds like a psychopath, like Judy Tenuta when she speaks. The woman has no concept at all of voice. Romney comes across like John Kerry, all arrogance. TRUMP has a genius for plain talk, just like Reagan, and that is EXACTLY what we need right now. I do NOT CARE whether he is a lib or a Rino or whatever. ANYTHING to get this dkhead Obama OUT and STOP the major fking by these countries and foreigners is fine by me!

The thing is though is he is NOT going to do it if he keeps hearing shiet, if he gets no support and we will be stuck with Palin, Romney and all the rest who have maybe a marginal chance again Obamination.

Trump on the other hand would absolutely destroy Obamination. ONE debate and Obamination is finished. Don’t forget: Before 1980 people saw Reagan the same way people see Trump now. I remember that clear as day “Oh he is just a B movie actor! What does he know! He’s an idiot! A fraud!” But the guy talked plain, spoke the truth, and he absolutely destoyed Carter.


40 posted on 04/24/2011 3:22:21 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: All
"Silence can only be equated with fraud where there is a legal or moral duty to speak or where an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading." United States v Prudder, 424 F. 2d 1021(5thCir. 1970),cert. denied, 400 U.S. 831 (1970)

Edwin Vieira, Constitutional Lawyer: "at the inauguration. . he's aware he's not a citizen, then it's a perjured oath."

Rep. John Bingham of Ohio, considered the father of the Fourteenth Amendment, . . in the House on March 9, 1866: “I find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents [plural, meaning two] not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen”

This will have to be defined by SCOTUS eventually. I'm not holding my breath while Obama is in office, though they should rule on it post-haste.

41 posted on 04/24/2011 4:28:06 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Happy Easter to all.

“Bloomberg is also one of the biggest control freaks on the planet.”

At this point, defending Trump is the most patriotic thing I can do to thwart whatever brand of communism/socialism the Soros progressives are instituting.


42 posted on 04/24/2011 6:24:06 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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