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‘Violence for violence’s sake is troubling,’ says cyclist attacked by youths on D.C. trail
WaPo ^ | 2013/06/12 | Peter Hermann and Trishula Patel

Posted on 06/13/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

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To: tet68

Yeah tight? This guy sure isn’t slow on the uptake is he?


51 posted on 06/14/2013 2:00:14 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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>> “I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand,” said the man,

Is that something a man would really say? Seriously. Do “men” really find theft acceptable?


52 posted on 06/14/2013 2:02:03 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Zhang Fei

I take it he was biking through the jungles of Blackistan when he was jumped? Not familiar with the part of DC mentioned in the article.


53 posted on 06/14/2013 2:31:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Darin1948

It is interesting how few of these events occur in places with CCW. There have been a few, for sure, but not nearly as many.

Thank you George Zimmerman!


54 posted on 06/14/2013 2:50:19 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: VeniVidiVici; ponygirl
Nobody is this stupid.


55 posted on 06/14/2013 3:07:54 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: rhinohunter

I work as a computer technician. The people I work with often ask me to fix their home computers. One of the women that works in my company and her husband are DYED IN THE WOOL LIBTARDS (anti-fracking, obama/biden bumperstickers) you name it.

When I entered their home they had NPR blasting 24/7 and a, I kid you not, FRAMED PHOTO OF THE OBAMA FAMILY on their kitchen counter. They live very close to the ghetto so I’m thinking they feel they will just flash that photo when they are robbed at illegal gunpoint.

Of course the bill doubled for having to listen to NPR while working on their computers.


56 posted on 06/14/2013 3:11:00 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Zhang Fei
"Cmdr. Andrew Solberg, head of the 5th Police District, called the assault isolated. He said officers patrol the trail on foot, bicycle and Segway."

When I lived there during the early Reagan administration, it was liberal la la land. Judging by the comments of the victim, it's gotten much worse.


57 posted on 06/14/2013 3:17:16 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Zhang Fei
What the 37-year-old can’t understand is why they did it.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. You fool, haven't you been reading the news? You are the enemy, stupid.

While this was happening, did you wish you had a gun?

58 posted on 06/14/2013 3:30:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Zhang Fei
‘Violence for violence’s sake is troubling,’ says cyclist attacked by youths on D.C. trail

But violence used to steal stuff in NOT troubling?

59 posted on 06/14/2013 3:34:07 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Zhang Fei

A man bicycles through Africa and passes a pack of Hyenas. They chase him, knock him off his bike, and nearly kill him. He survives by climbing a tree and the hyenas eventually leave. “I just don’t understand how that happened” he says.


60 posted on 06/14/2013 3:36:35 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Shoulda had Uncle Joe’s shotgun with him.


61 posted on 06/14/2013 3:38:41 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Black Ku Klux Klan racism strikes again

No more political correctness.....call it what it is. Time to stop it too


62 posted on 06/14/2013 4:02:43 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Norm Lenhart

That DC dude definitely needed Kitty Pride....punches would have went right thru him....lol. (yes did get your point...great example)


63 posted on 06/14/2013 4:09:12 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Zhang Fei

What’s troubling is that this dilusional white guy has been too brainwashed by PC rhetoric to admit that he was attacked by a pack of “youths” because he’s white. Dilusional whites will do anything to avoid stating the obvious about black violence and racism.

And throwing rocks at a moving train for fun? DC has had to alter bus routes because the “youths” would not refrain from throwing rocks at the bus. Yet we’re all supposed to pretend that there is no problem with “youths”. Meanwhile our taxes have to cover the damaged trains and buses and pay for extra security. Some “diverse” areas practically have to become a police state.


64 posted on 06/14/2013 4:17:37 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Zhang Fei

Meanwhile, now that the Trayvon Martin jury selection is happening, numerous talking heads will be telling us how evil and racist it is to presume that a teenage black male is up to no good.

The black community always wants to blame outsiders for noticing their pathologies while doing everything to deny those obvious pathologies exist. They have no accountability and can’t admit that the “racism” people show of being weary around questionable looking young black men is completely supported by criminal statistics.


65 posted on 06/14/2013 4:25:18 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Zhang Fei

“And the lack of apparent motive is haunting the married father of two...”

The liberal pets are biting the hand that feeds them, and this idiot can’t figure out why. Proving again that liberals have an IQ of 70 or less.


66 posted on 06/14/2013 4:41:22 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Zhang Fei
Non-descript "youths" again.

Amazing how the press only gets detailed descriptions of perps who aren't Eric Holder's people.

67 posted on 06/14/2013 4:44:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Affirmative action is racial profiling.)
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To: Zhang Fei
The area of this attack is beginning to gentrify, and the bike trail brings in substantial non-motorized traffic as well. I would expect a scattering of such attacks in the future as the area improves, a progressively heavier police presence, and within 10 years, a solidly middle class neighborhood. Having been the proverbial salt in the pepper shaker 30 years ago when I bought a house east of Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill, I have a healthy rooting interest in the pioneers who are going to turn this area around.

If you take a close look at the map in the story, you will see that the area of the attack is just beside the northbound railroad tracks adjacent to the rail yards and north of New York Avenue. As in many cities, the railroad corridor is rough. To compound the problem, New York Avenue, once a graceful street, was turned into a commuter sewer in the 1960's, making it all-but-uninhabitable for folks with two nickels to rub together, and thus a magnet for the undesirables. On top of that, Eckington is home to a big industrial/warehouse area full of big sterile boxes with large stretches deserted at night. A tough combination all around. This will not make much sense to the out-of-towners, but y'all have heard of Anacostia, and this area for many years was every bit as bad. But it is improving rapidly; for that matter, so is much of Anacostia.

There is very strong redevelopment pushing north from Union Station, with Metro stops becoming the hub for some pretty nice improvements in many areas. Eckington is too close to Capitol Hill and downtown not to redevelop. H Street, long a battleground, is turning into a destination, and good things are moving north. I've lived on Capitol Hill for over 30 years and long regarded H Street as a boundary. I now know several people in Trinidad and even a couple in Ivy City, which would have been unthinkable even five years ago.

69 posted on 06/14/2013 4:56:11 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Zhang Fei

Since there is no name, perhaps there was no such incident.

The question of the day is....... why was he riding on their turf?


70 posted on 06/14/2013 5:03:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Zhang Fei

“But violence for violence’s sake is troubling.”

There was a reason. You were Riding While White.


71 posted on 06/14/2013 5:05:15 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: ponygirl

“Nobody is this stupid.”...”Yes, they are. I associate with Liberals every day. They really ARE that stupid. I’ve just given up and decided they are beyond help.”

They are that stupid and they are beyond help, including family members. I just keep my distance. Liberalism is as deeply entrenched in them as your conservatism is in you.


72 posted on 06/14/2013 5:19:53 AM PDT by selfdefense
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To: ScottinVA

My wife used to work ate 3rd. and R street when the National Geographic owned a building there.

Of course that was 50 years ago. Before the 68 riots.

When a citizen could walk most streets without fear. Even in Washington DC. After the riots race relations went downhill fast.

That bike path runs along the tracks, past what was once known as Eckington Yards.

This man became a victim of a race war that he is too stupid to realize is being fought.


73 posted on 06/14/2013 5:27:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Did he tell them he voted for Obama and was for Affirmative Action? How could this happen?

Pray for America to Wake Up


75 posted on 06/14/2013 5:50:54 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Zhang Fei

At least down here in Mississippi (and many other States), a person can legally carry some protection - I carry when I walk/jog the neighborhood, and the acres of undeveloped land, because there are a few dogs that are “worrisome” when left unattended as they usually are. I have let the owners know that I will not be menaced off the streets and other areas because they won’t properly control their animals, but I fear that some day I will have to “go Police” on a dog to prevent serious damage to myself.


76 posted on 06/14/2013 6:09:38 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: selfdefense
It is genetics

It's the most obvious thing in the world. It's amazing the mental gymnastics people go through and the lies people tell themselves to deny the truth.

77 posted on 06/14/2013 6:21:03 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 3Fingas

Fwiw, this guy is not a gentrifier. He is a bike commuter. He was headed home to Silver Spring, which is just north of the D.C. line. The story doesn’t say exactly where he lives and works, but my guess is that he has about a 6-8 mile commute, most of it on a good trail. In decent weather, that’s pretty sweet. Plus he can probably ride it just about as fast, and maybe faster, than he could drive it in rush hour.

That said, the area of the attack IS gentrifying. It is in the urban adventure phase now. Those who stick it out will be real estate millionnaires down the road.


78 posted on 06/14/2013 6:23:30 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx
"Having been the proverbial salt in the pepper shaker 30 years ago when I bought a house east of Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill"

What happened to that house? You must have sold it and possibly taken a bath? . . .I bought a house in the ghetto and I had to walk because I couldn't sell if for what it's worth (location, location, location)

79 posted on 06/14/2013 6:38:47 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Sorry that your bet didn’t work out. Where did you buy?

I’m still in the same house. Gentrification has been very, very good to us. Capitol Hill used to be an affordable neighborhood with lots of first time homebuyers. It has now become a destination neighborhood.

Location, location, location. There is no guarantee that any particular neighborhood will turn around, but the price of living in the D.C. suburbs is being married to your car in the midst of some of the country’s worst congestion. That is the biggest factor driving gentrification. If the school situation could be fixed, the inflow would become a flood.


80 posted on 06/14/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Darren McCarty
The 3-S treatment comes to mind with this stuff.

Might be a little difficult with 15 critters. Both shooting and shoveling, unless the guy happened to be carrying a backhoe in his fanny pack.

81 posted on 06/14/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

In every part of the world, there are places where it is not safe. Just because something hasn’t happened to you in one of those places, it doesn’t mean the odds are not in the evildoers’ favor.


82 posted on 06/14/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Darnright

Maybe the bike path is the one that goes by the National Zoo? It could have been baboons, apes or chimps that attacked him. Let’s not jump to conclusions.


83 posted on 06/14/2013 10:33:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Not all feral youth are black, in fact they are of all races. My sister-in-law’s son and grandson were attacked and beaten last week in Peoria by a group of white feral youth. Same as this incident, no reason, no robbery- just a beat down. According to the news article this is becoming a problem in the cities. Youth beating people up for no reason other than some sort of game to them.


84 posted on 06/14/2013 10:41:53 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

I know not all feral youth are black. Unfortunately, feral youth are found among all backgrounds. We need to take stock of how people are raising, or not raising, their children.


85 posted on 06/14/2013 11:56:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If race isn’t the common factor,

it should be easy to come up with at least as many incidents of a white or mixed race mob attacking lone defenseless people.

I’ll wait over here. Reply when you’ve found them.


86 posted on 06/14/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Detroit folding..Friday report.

(AP) Emergency manager: Detroit won’t pay $2.5B it owes
By COREY WILLIAMS
Associated Press
ROMULUS, Mich.
Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is defaulting on about $2.5 billion of debt.

Kevyn Orr said Friday that Detroit is asking creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what they’re owed. Underfunded pension claims will get less.

Orr spent about two hours Friday morning with dozens of people representing banks, insurers and companies holding Detroit debt. He told reporters earlier at an airport hotel in Romulus he wants to fix fiscal problems that have made the city insolvent.

He has instituted a moratorium on all of Detroit’s payments on unsecured debt, seeking forgiveness of millions of dollars owed by the city.

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA6TK8FO1


87 posted on 06/14/2013 12:04:15 PM PDT by caww
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To: sphinx
But it is improving rapidly; for that matter, so is much of Anacostia.

There are a few bright spots in federal Keynesian porkulusian 8A contractor giveaways and that's probably one of them. Unlike regular welfare at least the 8A's can buy a nice mercedes without having to sell drugs. But trust me, it won't last. It will crash much more quickly than outside the beltway where people are more adaptable.

88 posted on 06/14/2013 12:10:54 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: sphinx

Urban adventure — that’s funny. I lived in Silver Spring when I was a kid. It was a decent area to be a kid, but it was, even then, on the edge of crapiness. I was mugged in Tacoma Park and my best friend was assaulted by assailants which I would not even have to describe for you to have a general idea what they looked like.

Yes, you can make a lot of money if you get in on the ground floor during a gentrification. Lots of young liberal professionals are moving back to the city. It’s all the rage. They can have it. I escaped a long time ago and I am never going back. Now, I live in the great state of Texas where I am allowed to defend myself at all times. People of all types are more friendly here. Moving here was the best decision I ever made.

I feel a bit of sympathy for liberals when they encounter the results of their own ideology, but the feeling doesn’t last long. At some point, people have to figure this out on their own.


89 posted on 06/14/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Fair enough. Like most people in the city, I came and stayed for a job. If I had greater freedom of choice, i’d probably opt for a much smaller city myself. But I’m tied to a major metro area and I prefer not to commute.

Silver Spring went through a serious down cycle but it has perked back up in recent years. Do you get back at all?


90 posted on 06/14/2013 1:52:02 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx

I occasionally come to the DC metro area on business trips. It is very clear to me that Washington D.C. has gorged itself on revenues from the periphery. During the 2008 recession Washington area malls were just brimming with well-paid federal employees while other areas around the country were nearly left destitute. I don’t blame people for living in the DC area. There is certainly a lot of good opportunities there. People move to the centers of power and wealth.

I drove by our old house in Silver Spring a few years ago. The neighborhood looked the same to me. I did notice that there seemed to be a lot more Asians living there than when I was kid.

Since you are a freeper living in DC, I would be curious to know if your friends are receptive to the conservative viewpoint. Can you talk politics at all with them? I used to have a lot of liberal friends. Some were good conversationalists and some were very open to contrasting opinions. But, for the most part, my liberal friends were very doctrinaire and every bit as inflexible as any crazed cult member. So, most of the time, I avoided discussing politics with them.


91 posted on 06/14/2013 2:11:13 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“You are the enemy, stupid.”

I’ve said it on this board before: It is no coincidence the name is “Organizing For America”/”Organizing For Action”. The acronym OFA can ONLY be pronounced one way:

oh-fay

Does ANYone here remember the 60s/70s?

(I’ll bet zer0’s domestic terroist pal Ayres USED “oh-fay” in conversation. Almost a lock his mentor Frank MArshall Davis did.)

{Final hint: Think pig-latin.}


92 posted on 06/14/2013 2:34:44 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: FreedomPoster

“It is interesting how few of these events occur in places with CCW. There have been a few, for sure, but not nearly as many.

Thank you George Zimmerman!”


I agree.

To date the worst gun massacre take place in “gun-free zones” like schools, political events or the movies, where even half crazy shooters are aware they likely have the only gun in action....for upwards to 15 minutes of massacre.

I’m 100% behind the idea of the law allowing the staff in these places to pack heat.

The only gun problem in this country is that the good guys are disarmed by law, while the bad guys with murder on their minds are not likely to be stopped by a little sign on the door that states: “This is a gun-free zone.”


93 posted on 06/15/2013 5:42:02 AM PDT by Darin1948
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To: Darin1948

Speaking of gun-free zones, have you seen this gem?:

http://youtu.be/ozJTenNzUKM


94 posted on 06/15/2013 7:57:04 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Against a dozen “youths” in a ten round magazine zone.

Drop the first three or four, and the rest will lose their enthusiasm for finding out the size of your magazine, or whether you have a spare mag in your pocket.

95 posted on 06/15/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: sphinx

A little place called “Whitney St.” in Rochester NY:

http://www.spotcrime.com/#225%20whitney%20st%20rochester%20ny


96 posted on 06/16/2013 7:24:05 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: AbolishCSEU

The reason why there aren’t more shooting there is the place has literally gone down in flames (arson) by either “disgruntled” entitled ghetto crack addicted tenants or the property owners themselves disgusted with bleeding money out the wazoo. When I was there you could hear semi auto gunfire all the time.


97 posted on 06/16/2013 7:26:40 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: 3Fingas

My experience with DC liberals is much the same. A lot of them here are professionally involved in politics one way or another. They have been close enough to politicians and campaigns to be appropriately cynical about them; I don’t encounter the hero-worshippers, which is a blessing. But they have an unshakable faith in government, which means that their remedy for every problem is doubling down.


98 posted on 06/16/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: FreedomPoster

LOL!

That’s a “share” video :-)

Thanks for the link!


99 posted on 06/17/2013 4:43:13 AM PDT by Darin1948
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