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Bruce Willis comes out fighting for Iraq’s forgotten GI heroes
The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 11/27/05 | Sarah Baxter

Posted on 11/26/2005 4:19:14 PM PST by saquin

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1 posted on 11/26/2005 4:19:15 PM PST by saquin
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To: saquin

Right on!!!!


2 posted on 11/26/2005 4:21:58 PM PST by dennisw (You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you - Bob Dylan)
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To: saquin

Yipee Ki Yay, mutha...


3 posted on 11/26/2005 4:22:57 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: saquin

BTTT


4 posted on 11/26/2005 4:24:22 PM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: Old Sarge; MoJo2001

Woo Hoo! Canteen Ping!


(((((((((((Sarge))))))))


5 posted on 11/26/2005 4:25:45 PM PST by hipaatwo (Denny Crane!)
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To: saquin

Bruce Willis is one of the very few actors that I like. Tom Selleck is the first, with Bruce & Kurt Russell tied for second. They actually seem to have some sense about them!


6 posted on 11/26/2005 4:25:58 PM PST by Dittohead68
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To: saquin
All of America's wars have plenty of heros.

The DemocRATS and their left-wing mouth pieces in the media attempt to demean them and turn them into "victims" rather than heros. There needs to be a major effort by all patriots to turn that around!

The DemocRATS can never be entrusted with America's security again.


7 posted on 11/26/2005 4:26:15 PM PST by Matchett-PI ( "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: saquin
$50-60 million at the box office is what you'll see from this movie. Big down south and in military areas but tons of bad reviews from the NY/LA Slimes, Boston Glob, Wash. Compost
8 posted on 11/26/2005 4:26:26 PM PST by misterrob
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To: saquin
Just love him. His "Tears of the Sun" is a treasure, and this is him living up to its concluding line.
9 posted on 11/26/2005 4:26:28 PM PST by JasonC
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To: dennisw
Listen

Brothers in arms ping


10 posted on 11/26/2005 4:26:40 PM PST by dennisw (You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you - Bob Dylan)
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To: calrighty

I was just about to ping you, but you beat me.


11 posted on 11/26/2005 4:27:50 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Dittohead68
Bruce Willis is one of the very few actors that I like. Tom Selleck is the first, with Bruce & Kurt Russell tied for second. They actually seem to have some sense about them!

And that's rare now a days.

12 posted on 11/26/2005 4:29:22 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: saquin
Willis said it would be wrong for Americans to give up on Iraq just as progress is being made.

BUMP

13 posted on 11/26/2005 4:29:35 PM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: misterrob

if its a good movie, people will go. the MSM trashed National Treasure, it made big $$$s.


14 posted on 11/26/2005 4:30:13 PM PST by oceanview
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To: saquin
He does look kinda like Willis. He's also hosted some other stars. ("Fugedaboudit.")

US Army 1-24 Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Michael Kurilla chats
with "Sopranos" stars James Gandolfini and Tony Sirico in  Mosul, Iraq, Nov 17, 2004.  USO photo by Mike Theiler

15 posted on 11/26/2005 4:30:47 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: saquin

Bruce is box office.

Good on him.


16 posted on 11/26/2005 4:33:14 PM PST by TASMANIANRED ("You cannot kill hope with bombs and bullets." Sgt Clay.)
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To: saquin

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! I was wondering when someone would make a movie about this war that shows the Americans as the good guys. I haven't gone in a movie theater in ~ twenty years now (and didn't know if I ever would again), but I may make an exception for this film. Mr. Willis should be encouraged, and he deserves to prosper. Thanks for the great news, Saquin.


17 posted on 11/26/2005 4:34:50 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: hipaatwo; 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; ...

THank you for the ping!
Canteen Ping for Bruce Willis and our Troops!!


18 posted on 11/26/2005 4:35:20 PM PST by MoJo2001 (www.proudpatriots.org (Support Our Troops)...)
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To: saquin
John MacClane reporting for duty.

Yippie Kay-Ay motherfu&%ker!

Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs...

Yehaw! Just like fuc%$#in' Saigon, huh? ..

Now I have a machine gun! Ho,ho,ho...

Let's see you take this under advisement, jerkweed...

Welcome to the party pal!!!

19 posted on 11/26/2005 4:36:39 PM PST by bubman
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To: saquin

For the real thing:

http://michaelyon.blogspot.com/

Take your time, explore, and learn. It's great stuff. Willis is merely doing justice -- to those great men that Yon has immortalized. (And to Yon, too... I sure hope he gets a nice slice of the gate!)


20 posted on 11/26/2005 4:37:12 PM PST by nicollo (All economics are politics)
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To: saquin

Willis rocks. He is one of a very short list of actors whose work I always enjoy.

He's a good man.


21 posted on 11/26/2005 4:40:40 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: saquin

God bless Bruce. I have always adored him. I am so glad that he is taking on this project. I watch all the WWII movies and am just amazed at how Hollywood has changed since then. All the war movies back then were so pro-American and they rallied around the troops. I guess with Bruce there remains a spark of that old Hollywood spirit.


22 posted on 11/26/2005 4:41:33 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: misterrob

Bad reviews from that crew should only help the cause. You are discounting that more than half the population supported Bush and the War despite what polls are saying. If I was asked if I am happy with how the war is going, I would have to say NO - we aren't letting our troops fight hard enough to overwhelm the enemy. The MSM misinterprets any such negative comment as a lack of support for being in Iraq at all. GO BRUCIE!


23 posted on 11/26/2005 4:42:15 PM PST by Sioux-san (God save the Sheeple)
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To: MoJo2001

Well I knew I liked for something. There you go. ;-)


24 posted on 11/26/2005 4:43:00 PM PST by EsmeraldaA
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To: MoJo2001

Bump


25 posted on 11/26/2005 4:43:12 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: saquin

Good for Bruce Willis~~!!! I hope the movie makes millions!


26 posted on 11/26/2005 4:43:21 PM PST by Pepper777
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To: saquin

Willis is one of the few in Hollywood who both could (financially) and would pull off a positive movie about our work in Iraq.


27 posted on 11/26/2005 4:44:57 PM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: writer33

The reason you like those particular actors is because they're men...they don't tow the party line, they say what they feel is right without fear of reprisal and they do what they think is right, whether you agree or not. Those kind of Hollywood men are a dying breed being replaced by pretty boys that the money men THINK people want to see. Wait until the gay cowboy movie comes out...Now, who's the audience for this one? It'll BOMB, BOMB, BOMB...


28 posted on 11/26/2005 4:47:03 PM PST by Hildy
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To: nicollo

Yon's blog is well worth your time.


29 posted on 11/26/2005 4:47:04 PM PST by steveyp
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To: saquin

Great post. I wonder which movie is going to do better, a movie about American heroes fighting in Iraq or the gay cowboy movie?


30 posted on 11/26/2005 4:48:09 PM PST by MattinNJ (Allen/Pawlenty in 08-play the map.)
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To: MattinNJ

Willis is this generation's John Wayne IMO.


31 posted on 11/26/2005 4:53:25 PM PST by Sybeck1 (chance is the “magic wand to make not only rabbits but entire universes appear out of nothing.”)
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To: saquin
If and when he makes it, I'm takin' my whole family to watch it!

Thank you Bruce, America needs more folks like you!

32 posted on 11/26/2005 4:55:45 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!!!)
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To: RightOnline

Bruce-Bump TTT!


33 posted on 11/26/2005 4:56:40 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Season's Greetings ~)
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To: Matchett-PI

I heard this observation on FNC this weekend for the first time - and it was one of those things that once you hear it, it's so obviously true you wonder why you hadn't heard it before!!

This really needs to be said. Over and over. Our men and women in uniform are NOT VICTIMS. Our men and women in uniform are HEROES. It should be said to liberals, to reporters, to anyone and everyone who will listen - by everyone who doesn't subscribe the the left's version of (their alternate) reality.

It's so simple, so obviously true, and so effectively rebuts the defeatism of the left.

Needs to be said. Again and again!


34 posted on 11/26/2005 4:59:49 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Hyphenated-Americans unite!!)
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To: saquin

HO-F'n-AaaHH!


35 posted on 11/26/2005 5:01:52 PM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: saquin

bttt


36 posted on 11/26/2005 5:02:43 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sionnsar
Might want to ping this article:

(Actor Bruce)Willis attended Deuce Four’s homecoming ball this month in Seattle, Washington, where the soldiers are on leave, along with Stephen Eads, the producer of Armageddon and The Sixth Sense. The 50-year-old actor said that he was in talks about a film of “these guys who do what they are asked to for very little money to defend and fight for what they consider to be freedom”.

37 posted on 11/26/2005 5:05:16 PM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: saquin

From IMDB.com:

Biography for
Bruce Willis

Birth name
Walter Bruce Willis




Nickname
Bruno



Height
6' (1.83 m)



Mini biography
Bruce Willis grew up mainly in Penns Grove, New Jersey, and graduated from high school there before going to New York to become an actor. He waited tables and tended bar for a living until he began to get roles in plays. While tending bar one night he was seen by a casting director who liked his personality and needed a bartender for a small movie role.





IMDb mini-biography by
Dotti Zawadzki < zawadzki@willie.salem.cc.nj.us>



Spouse
Demi Moore (21 November 1987 - 18 October 2000) (divorced) 3 children




Trade mark
Frequently plays a man who suffered a tragedy, had lost something or had a crisis of confidence or conscience.





Trivia
Was high school student council president.

His recording of "Respect Yourself" reached #5 in January of 1987.

Bruce and Demi announce they are ending their marriage of eleven years. No reasons given. [24 June 1998]

Ranked #22 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Has three daughters with Moore: Rumer Willis (b. 1988), 'Scout Larue Willis' (b. 1991) and Tallulah Belle Willis (b. 1994).

His mother Marlene was born in Kassel, Germany.

Appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) to advertise for Demi Moore's Striptease (1996) by doing his own undressing act. [1996]

As a young man his personality was very much like that of the character that he portrayed on "Moonlighting" (1985). He was always getting into trouble because of this and was bodily ejected from parties by the hosts for being obnoxious.

Has been very vocal in his support of almost every major Republican candidate in recent history except Bob Dole. He felt that presidential candidate Dole was out of line in his attacks on Demi Moore and her part in the movie Striptease (1996).

Was the first actor to ever "act" in a video game. No one before has ever done voice work along with having their movements digitally added to the game.

Stated he will no longer be doing violent action or "save-the-world" movies. [2001]

Wears his watch upside down with the face on the inside of his hand. This is also visible in many movies he's done (_Die Hard with a Vengeance_ , -Mercury Rising_ , etc.) where they haven't requested him to flip it over.

Memorial Day weekend, 1987: Was arrested after reportedly disturbing the peace and assaulting a police officer who was called to quiet a raucous party at his home. The charges were dropped after Willis agreed to apologize to his neighbors.

According to friends, he had a terrible stammer as a child.

Younger brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 42. [2001]

Was originally cast as Terry Benedict in Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out.

Attended Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

Set a new benchmark for actors' salaries when he was paid $5 million for Die Hard (1988) in 1988. Eight years later, his wife, Demi Moore, set a benchmark of 12 million with Striptease (1996).

His ineptness as a waiter forced him to become a bartender.

Was named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. [February 2002]

Was born on a military base in Germany.

Was president of a drama club at school.

Worked in a chemical factory before going to college.

He filled in as a last-minute host for David Letterman on February 26, 2003, a show he was supposed to be the guest for. It was Letterman's first "sick day" in 20 years (other than his time off for heart surgery).

Ranked #3 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003)

Lives in Hailey, Idaho, where he owns The Mint bar and the Liberty Theater. He also owns the old Hailey Drug Store, but the building has been vacant and unused since the early 90s.

The scar on his right shoulder is from surgery due to complications from a broken arm when he was 17.

Has been in 7 movies with numbers in the title: _First Deadly Sin, The (1980)_ , Twelve Monkeys (1995), Four Rooms (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and The Whole Ten Yards (2004).

Personally recommended Bonnie Bedelia for the role of his estranged wife in Die Hard (1988).

He is the hero of singer Nick Lachey.

Producers chose him for the role of John McClane in the "Die Hard" films because they felt he added a warmth and a sense of humor to an otherwise humorless character.

He ad-libbed many of John McClane's one-liners in the "Die Hard" films.

Graduate of Penns Grove High School, Penns Grove, New Jersey. Class of 1973 who voted him "Most School Spirit."

He was the only celebrity that attended Julia Roberts' wedding to 'Danny Moder' .

Recommended Michael Clarke Duncan to play the part of John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999).

20 October 2004 - Sued Revolution Studios for unspecified damages related to a blow to his forehead that he received during "ultrahazardous activity" involved in the filming of _Tears of the Sun (2003)_ . He claims that it has caused him extreme mental, physical and emotional pain & suffering.

Attended the Stella Adler Conservatory / Theatre program in New York City for three years.

Plays the harmonica.

France made him an officer in Order of Arts and Letters (April 2005). "France pays homage to an actor who represents the force of American cinema and the power of emotions that he invites us to share on screens throughout the world", Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres said. "I'm nervous. Bonjour Paris," he replied.

After dating Brooke Burns for ten months and finally being engaged to her they decided to split because of the difficulties with maintaining a long-distance relationship. (2 June 2004)

Was chosen to play John McClane in Die Hard (1988) because the producers felt he brought warmth and humor to an otherwise cold and humorless character.

He has been special ambassador of his birth town Idar-Oberstein since his 50th birthday.

Was a guest at Demi Moore's and Ashton Kutcher's wedding.

8 directors cast him twice in their films: Blake Edwards, Amy Heckerling, Rob Reiner, Robert Benton, John McTiernan, Alan Rudolph, M. Night Shyamalan and Quentin Tarantino.


38 posted on 11/26/2005 5:06:20 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: saquin
"Welcome to the party, pal!"
39 posted on 11/26/2005 5:09:22 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

bttt


40 posted on 11/26/2005 5:09:38 PM PST by Matchett-PI ( "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: Hildy

But I like the linguini spined liberals.

:) HA!

Good points, H.


41 posted on 11/26/2005 5:15:55 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: misterrob
$50-60 million at the box office is what you'll see from this movie. Big down south and in military areas but tons of bad reviews from the NY/LA Slimes, Boston Glob, Wash. Compost

More like $250 million.

42 posted on 11/26/2005 5:20:39 PM PST by Go Gordon
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To: Pharmboy

Stupidest, most truly entertaining movie ever made: Fifth Element. :)

"Multipass..."

Gotta watch that again.


43 posted on 11/26/2005 5:20:46 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Hyphenated-Americans unite!!)
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To: saquin

Good for Bruce. I like his style.


44 posted on 11/26/2005 5:23:10 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (A fun way to send care packages to troops: anysoldier.com)
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To: solzhenitsyn
I haven't gone in a movie theater in ~ twenty years now (and didn't know if I ever would again).

We haven't either. The teenagers... even some of their parents, are rude, friggin slobs from the land of the unwashed, and we live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.

Cell phones, beepers, constant candy wrapper rattling... I wait until a DVD comes out and buy it. It's cheaper, and we get to save a ton of money because our popcorn is a dollar instead of 5 dollars. And... we can watch it again. To me, the silver screen is dead.

45 posted on 11/26/2005 5:26:12 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: LoudRepublicangirl



I did too. I've seen 'em all. Including the weekly tv series of 'Combat', 'Gallant Men' and 'Rat Patrol'.


46 posted on 11/26/2005 5:28:59 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Yeah, John Wayne rocked, he was about as patriotic as they get! All the actors and actresses did their part in WWII. Even Abbot and Costello raised millions on war bond tours. They were about the biggest war bond sellers out there at that time. Now, the only thing in Hollywood are communist A**holes, or at least for the most part.

Hat off to Mr. Willis and I love his acting, even when he played the Jackal!

47 posted on 11/26/2005 5:30:25 PM PST by calex59 (Seeing the light shouldn't make you blind...)
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To: saquin
Yes!!! This is wonderful news!! Thank You Bruce Willis!! It's time our Hero's get their dues!!

This is a little something from me to our fighting Hero's over in Iraq.

"Merry Christmas To Our Troops In Iraq (My Hero's)"

I tried to put together a little something for our troops in Iraq for Christmas that could cross genre's and maybe be to everybody's liking. And at the same time I tried to mix in sounds that I thought would fit in both Iraqi and American music.

It's an instrumental Christmas song that I hope will fit for all our troops tastes in music and religious beliefs.

I hope they like it...

48 posted on 11/26/2005 5:34:02 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Merry Christmas To Our Troops In Iraq (My Hero's)")
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To: saquin

I don't know how Willis is going to handle the profits/proceeds but I predict that this will generate obscene amounts of money. Americans are starving for this angle of the war as we are getting no positive images from the MSM. It will shock the MSM just as Gibson's movie did but it will not shock me.

Can you imagine? I can't remember one, even isolated, news story that illustrated or relayed one story of heroism on the part of our people.

Willis will, and Americans' behavior will demonstrate that they want to know these things.


49 posted on 11/26/2005 5:35:45 PM PST by wolf24
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To: saquin

Go for it Bruce, I know it will be a good one.


50 posted on 11/26/2005 5:38:15 PM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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