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Obama visit to New Orleans stirs up strife
Nola.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | James Gill

Posted on 10/14/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT by rrstar96

In Norway they may think that President Barack Obama has a great knack for peace, but around here his forte seems to be stirring up strife.

New Orleans is mad because Obama's visit tomorrow will be little more than a whistlestop.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is mad because New Orleans gets all the attention, such as it is, while the lingering effects of Katrina over there are ignored.

And from southwest Louisiana comes the cry, "What about Rita, Gustav and Ike? The president really needs to take a look at Cameron Parish."

Obama is also being denounced for an apparent lack of curiosity about the incredible shrinking wetlands.

The original announced White House plan was for Obama to fly way down yonder merely in order to hold a "town hall" before beetling off to California for a fund raiser.

Members of our congressional delegation took turns demanding evidence of a little more concern for the state of the recovery, and the protests did not go unheeded. Soon came the announcement that Obama would make time to visit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward.

That did not smooth over any feathers in other parts of the region, where hordes of bedraggled storm victims grow weary of the constant harping on the Lower 9th.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bhovisit; gustav; hedoesntgetit; holyo; katrina; katrinaaftermath; louisiana; neworleans; obama; photoops; rita; theobamessiah
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1 posted on 10/14/2009 6:12:32 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: lsucat; Roux; Pikachu_Dad; WFTR; chemicalman; abb; Liberty911; CajunConservative; LSUfan; ...

Pelican State ping


2 posted on 10/14/2009 6:13:08 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

O is trolling for votes. The plight of the citizens is unimportant.


3 posted on 10/14/2009 6:13:42 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: rrstar96

How many years, and they haven’t picked things up yet?

At what point do they think charity turns into contempt?

Here’s an idea; every week you take a garbage bag and fill it with debris. If 1% of the bums there would do this, the place would have been picked clean years ago.


4 posted on 10/14/2009 6:15:40 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: rrstar96

Basking in their relative closeness to the One’s beatific aura should be enough for these ingrates.


5 posted on 10/14/2009 6:16:51 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: rrstar96
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is mad because New Orleans gets all the attention

Not "chocolate" enough?

6 posted on 10/14/2009 6:17:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: rrstar96

So I guess we get to pay for mugabe to ride on his plane to LA, get some photo ops, get some more glowing praise from his media. Is he actually going to accomplish anything with this trip? Hell not, it’s all about his image.


7 posted on 10/14/2009 6:19:06 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Doing my part to piss off the heathen left.)
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To: rrstar96

It’s hard to sate the voracious appetites of the leeches who populate New Orleans.

Get up and clean up your city, people! I was in the Philippines when Mt. Pinatubo blew and the Filipino people cleaned up the ash and rebuilt their lives in a matter of six months. They didn’t stand around with that hollow look in their eyes wondering when someone was going to come and fix things for them.

The people of New Orleans should hang their head in shame.

There’s an old adage. It goes to show that everyone in life gets knocked down but only lazy bums stay down after the first knock.


8 posted on 10/14/2009 6:19:56 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Hodar
At what point do they think charity turns into contempt?

For them, they never get it.

For me, charity turned to contempt as soon as I saw reports of those rescued cursing the rescuers for not getting there sooner.

9 posted on 10/14/2009 6:23:35 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: rrstar96
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is mad because New Orleans gets all the attention,...

Horsehockey! We're not mad, we're rebuilt and "Open For Business".

10 posted on 10/14/2009 6:24:08 AM PDT by houeto (I peered inside the Treasury's door, the entire vault was empty. We've been robbed!)
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To: rrstar96

Oh there mad because he is making a whistle stop and other states are mad because he is not stopping by at all.

Silly me I thought it be the oppisite feeling.

Well yall need to read Kristens thread up yander about how the SF crowd feels about his visit.

Code Pinkettes and the Gays are livid and so much so that Obambi cancelled his public appearance.

Too bad we could seen a pie in his face.

Cant wait to hear Ann C chime in on that missed event.

Ann shows no mercy. : )


11 posted on 10/14/2009 6:25:41 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: rrstar96

He’s probably just there to subsidize cable and satellite TV for those Katrina 52” LCD’s...


12 posted on 10/14/2009 6:26:02 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Graybeard58
Not "chocolate" enough?

See post #10.

13 posted on 10/14/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT by houeto (I peered inside the Treasury's door, the entire vault was empty. We've been robbed!)
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To: rrstar96

This Permanent Victim Status that New Orleans is bent on perpetuating is getting really, really old.


14 posted on 10/14/2009 6:27:11 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: rrstar96

and I’m mad because the 0 never comes to Texas. /sarc


15 posted on 10/14/2009 6:29:43 AM PDT by Need4Truth (Who can reprogram the Branch Carbonians?)
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To: Madame Dufarge

He doesn’t spend more than a few days in the White House,
no wonder things never get done.


16 posted on 10/14/2009 6:30:35 AM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: rrstar96
could it be....? are the blacks starting to wake up to this empty suit?
17 posted on 10/14/2009 6:32:14 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: BertWheeler
I used to live in a small village near central New York.
One year we had a real bad Ice storm knocked down a bunch of trees blocked roads and just made a general mess. I lived on the street that was the direct access to the only hospital for about 25 miles.

My neighbors and myself got out our chain saws and 4 wheel drives had the road cleared in about 2 hours. Then we started on the secondaries (Town DPW was taking care of the Primaries) took anotehr 5-6 hours. Bunch of the local farmers brought in tractors and hay wagons local school kids began loading the wagons with the cut lumber.
By the time the state got in the next day we had the majority of the mess cleaned up. Of course most of us had lives and jobs to get back to and couldn't afford to let mother nature interfere with that.
18 posted on 10/14/2009 6:33:10 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: BertWheeler
The people of New Orleans should hang their head in shame.

don't hate them... that's what Tapeworms do... that's what they are. A bunch of parasites. A bunch of Amish parasites.

19 posted on 10/14/2009 6:34:48 AM PDT by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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To: rrstar96

This smells like an ACORN visit. Isn’t NOLA the ACORN Hq.?


20 posted on 10/14/2009 6:35:52 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: houeto

Is Aunt Jenny’s catfish restaurant in Ocean Springs open for business?

Best cat fish I ever et.


21 posted on 10/14/2009 6:39:38 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: Carley

“O is trolling for votes.”

In the lower 9th? They wouldn’t vote against him in a million years...


22 posted on 10/14/2009 6:39:46 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: houeto

Exactly.
I work in Mississippi often (headed back next week) and the folks in Mississippi are mighty proud that they didn’t bitch and moan about federal assistance. Louisiana could learn a lesson from their neighbor.


23 posted on 10/14/2009 6:39:58 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: All

How come millions of these people got to the BO inauguration but couldn’t get out of New Orleans?


24 posted on 10/14/2009 6:40:42 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rrstar96
The upside is that people are starting to realize that the poseur in the White House doesn't give a rip about any of them, save their votes.

I wonder if even the people of NOLA are starting to miss the REAL President we used to have?

(Not that anyone would actually say that......)

25 posted on 10/14/2009 6:40:46 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: rrstar96

The president really needs to take a look at Cameron Parish

Since when is the President responsible for every single thing in the country? Don’t local politicians have jobs just for this sort of thing?


26 posted on 10/14/2009 6:42:12 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: BerryDingle

Actually, the local head of ACORN was fired for saying something negative re: 0bama’s visit, lol.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 6:45:00 AM PDT by sweet_diane (Joe Wilson should not apologize TO the members of the House...he should apologize FOR them!)
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To: rrstar96

The “Lower Ninth”.

If I never hear about that place again it will be too soon.

If I were Pres, I would purposely avoid places where whiners are constantly asking for more welfare payments and head to places where rugged individualists take care of themselves and tell the Federales to butt out of their lives.


28 posted on 10/14/2009 6:46:12 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Graybeard58
Is Aunt Jenny’s catfish restaurant in Ocean Springs open for business?

It has been reopened for a loooong time now!

29 posted on 10/14/2009 6:47:45 AM PDT by houeto (I peered inside the Treasury's door, the entire vault was empty. We've been robbed!)
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To: Graybeard58

http://www.coastseafood.com/jennys.html


30 posted on 10/14/2009 6:47:57 AM PDT by houeto (I peered inside the Treasury's door, the entire vault was empty. We've been robbed!)
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To: ohioWfan

I bet New Orleans is going to ask when they can line up for “free Obama money” like Detroit did...


31 posted on 10/14/2009 6:48:36 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: BertWheeler

Let me tell you how I see it as a native New Orleanian and someone who lives in Jefferson parish.( Because of a family situation that- once resolved- will make me an EX Louisianian).

New Orleans- politiccally- is reaping what it sowed. It has worked hard to make itself thought of as the ‘party till you puke’ mecca, the world’s living outhouse. And so...that is how it is considered.
Who wants to keep rebuilding an outhouse for billions? You simply find another one to puke and party in.

Enter Katrina. Worldwide coverage of the city’s political- and especially- geographical un- tenableness. There WILL be other storms that will do worse. The place is old and decrepit in structures and infrastructure. It won’t take a Katrina to do massive damage in the future- just like it doesn’t take much to flatten a crippled 90 year old as opposed to a healthy 30
year old.
Still- the powers that be here EXPECT major business and investments to flock in! It’s stupid.
‘ Hey guys, lets take our Fortune 500 company and all our employees and move down to where ‘evacuation’ is the new name for vacation!’ Oh, yeah- they’re stampeding to do that!

Expecting the rest of the nation to CONTINUALLY keep fixing
what nature and politics destroys in N.O. is equally stupid- and useless. You don’t put good money into a losing
proposition. I wouldn’t- and I live here.
BOTTOM LINE- the Gulf of Mexico and it’s OIL and seafood can still be obtained without N.O. It will all be there long after the Gulf has swallowed S.E. Louisiana.

So here they sit with a conundrum. If they brag about what HAS been fixed and their grand plans for a future N.O., they can’t expect $$ from the Feds. If they show N.O. as over half of it still is- decimated- people rightfully get disgusted by the begging 4 YEARS later. Catch 22.

If there had been another hurricane this year the debate would be over. Even a minor one would have flooded some areas, and the PITIFUL 8inch wide government cement walls at the outfall canals( which were only repaired at the breaks, BTW, the rest remain as they have always been only more deteriorated) aren’t even trusted by the Corps to hold more than a few feet of water. Forget a 10-20 ft. storm surge) would NEVER hold up again for even a Cat 2 or 3.Add tp all this the fact that everything in the area is sinking more! Heavy rainstorms now flood some streets for the first time.
The rest of the nation knows all this- all the PR they can spin won’t change facts.

So here comes one more socialist Democrat and the incompetent local socialist Democrats expect him to make things all better( despite what national taxpayers feel about bailing out the N.O. Titanic in the middle of the ocean)?
Who knew politics could be so funny!?!

Let Hussein come and go. Means nothing to me. We’ll hardly notice the extra stink amid the local politicians and the mold and mildew.


32 posted on 10/14/2009 6:50:51 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: libs_kma
As two cities who are liberal cesspools with decades of failed welfare policies, I would guess the behavior would be very similar.

And when the Obama "stash" doesn't have anything for them, I would expect even more bad behavior.

33 posted on 10/14/2009 6:59:43 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: rrstar96

“.....hordes of bedraggled storm victims........”

How long are they gonna keep milking it?


34 posted on 10/14/2009 7:05:06 AM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: houeto

Aunt Jennys has a delicious looking menu. I’m going to try it out the next time I’m over in those parts. I could stand a good round of their Shrimp Creole for lunch today! (although I admit I’d rather have Hush Puppies than biscuits with my catfish.)


35 posted on 10/14/2009 7:11:14 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: ohioWfan

FWIW

Heard in Sams Club, locally, this week. Black women talking about the Obama visit-—” He ain’t sent me no money. He ain’t my n@$$a.”


36 posted on 10/14/2009 7:13:16 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: rrstar96

The truth is Obama doesn’t give s*** about ‘nawlins. Not one.

He is stopping there ‘cause Rahm told him to stop there.

His whole presidency is a big traveling snake oil show.


37 posted on 10/14/2009 7:13:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: verga

holy crap, you mean you were SELF-RELIANT?

We’ll have none of that in ObamaLand.


38 posted on 10/14/2009 7:15:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rrstar96

N.O. will never get another tourist dime from me. My distributor has a convention there yearly and I refuse to attend.


39 posted on 10/14/2009 7:16:48 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Mmogamer
"He doesn’t spend more than a few days in the White House, no wonder things never get done."

The less of his agenda that gets implemented, the better.

40 posted on 10/14/2009 7:18:11 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Southern by choice ... American by the grace of God)
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To: houeto

Only 830 miles from my house. Almost worth the trip.


41 posted on 10/14/2009 7:18:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: rrstar96

A little attention to Galveston, please. New Orleans brought much of its misery on itself and won’t stop whining no matter what people do. And people have done a lot.


42 posted on 10/14/2009 7:20:12 AM PDT by altura
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To: verga
My neighbors and myself got out our chain saws and 4 wheel drives had the road cleared in about 2 hours. Then we started on the secondaries (Town DPW was taking care of the Primaries) took anotehr 5-6 hours.

Many of the people in New Orleans would steal your chain saw and pawn it. I know, I used to live and work there.

43 posted on 10/14/2009 7:23:19 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Texas resident
So I guess we get to pay for mugabe to ride on his plane to LA, get some photo ops,

Obama's Excellent Adventure

100, 523+ AF-1 Miles To Date ...

44 posted on 10/14/2009 7:28:33 AM PDT by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: houeto

Your comment is dead on.....I’ve seen over the past 4 years all the progress that’s been made by those folks over there and it’s amazing....Are there still areas that need help? Of course, the whole coastal area between Bayou La Batre, AL and the MS/LA line was almost destroyed. Keelser AFB alone sustained close to $lB in damage but those folks never stayed on TV with their hands out begging for money. So many people seem to think Katrina hit NOLA - it didn’t - it came ashore in MS.....but the media fixated on NOLA and ignored the damages and death in MS and AL....typical MSM...


45 posted on 10/14/2009 7:39:17 AM PDT by BamaDi (I'm glad that I'm free, though I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I’m in Jefferson Parish as well, and I couldn’t agree more.


46 posted on 10/14/2009 7:40:23 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Need4Truth

Bush is from Texas. That’ll keep Ø out of that state forever, or at least until 2012.

BTW, where is the federal $$$$$$ for the California fires? Or the floods in Georgia? Or any of the other disasters that have occurred since this disaster hit Washington? Where? Where? Where?


47 posted on 10/14/2009 7:42:37 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: BamaDi

Well you see, the evil Goerge W Bush turned on his weather machine and the eviler Dick Cheney guided it directly to the black folks of new orleans. They spared the whites in Mississippi and Alabama. THEN they snuck in to the city and blew up the levies to flood the city. Their ultimate intention was to dilute the black voting block in new orleans and spread death and destruction in a 12 square block area.


48 posted on 10/14/2009 7:52:01 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Doing my part to piss off the heathen left.)
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To: BamaDi

HI Bama-
I evaced to northern Mobile county for Katrina. As you know we were hit hard there on the ‘bad’ side of the storm; and what I saw afterward amazed me.
ALL the locals came out and cleared their own roads. Travel was possible hours after Katrina passed. They had the
gumption and the equipment to do this.

MOST residents of N.O. have neither.
The dirt poor( a huge majority here) have no pride, expect everything done for them and spend all their money on drugs, big screen tv’s or hairdos and nails. They wouldn’t know what to do with a chainsaw if they wanted to spend money on them- which they don’t. Also there are NO responsible menfolk among the lower classes here. Our lower class is lower than any other in the country. They do as they have been culturally raised to do- Wait for others to provide what they need.

The well-off here sure as He$$ aren’t going to go out and break a sweat cleaning their own streets much less those of poorer areas. That’s what do-gooders from out of town are for. The wealthy here tried to HIRE people to fix up their general surroundings but were horrified at the lack of working class available after the storm.
Local message boards here- for the more affluent neighborhoods- were full of moaning that their gardeners or maids could not be found when the weather cleared! They had to SHARE help!!!

So you can’t compare N.O. to the Gulf coast when it comes to self-reliance. It’s an accepted ethic there. It never was- and never will be- here. Because of the class of the population. And that’s that.


49 posted on 10/14/2009 8:03:50 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Texas resident

You summed that up perfectly...LOL


50 posted on 10/14/2009 8:04:30 AM PDT by BamaDi (I'm glad that I'm free, though I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree!)
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