Beyond the Cusp

March 11, 2018

Israeli and American Fighting Leftist Wars

 

There are some overtly obvious similarities between the leftists in Israel and those in the United States. Both find themselves out of power and believe this to be due to some nefarious and subversive manipulations. Both are doing everything in their power to unseat the person in the leading position of the government through legal manipulations. In the case of United States’ President Donald Trump, it is the presumed Russian collusion with the campaign and elections themselves which cost Hillary Clinton the election and denied the leftists the power they believe belongs to them and only them. In Israel there are a series of police investigations into many varied assumed malfeasance including graft, bribes, gifts and favors with confidential leaks coming every week or so with promises that the smoking gun is right there just beyond reach but, they assure, they will find it no matter how long the investigation takes. The Israeli police investigations have gone on and on drawing ever wider a range and reaching out to people who have vested interests in the replacement of Prime Minister Netanyahu and are going after his wife as well as if she too held high office, something she never has done. In the United States the Mueller investigation was designed from the outset to draw an ever widening net and to continue dragging the bottom of the Washington swamp and beyond seeking any violation, no matter how weak, which could still be made to appear monstrous and used to impeach President Trump or at least strip him of his advisors and occupy the administration preventing their effectiveness in accomplishing their policy objectives. They have been going after Prime Minister Netanyahu for over a decade and though they have only been after President Trump since he was elected just over one year ago, the fact that they have been targeting him for impeachment actually longer than he has served as President, we can probably claim that the leftists would have been just as vicious in their targeting of anybody denying their holding the positions of power. In both nations the left is taking out all the stops and using their installed control from the years they held uncontested power in the police, investigative agencies, the so-called Deep State and their lapdog media who will support anything which furthers the power of the leftists.

 

There is little which can be done about much of the Deep State and its power to really muck things up hindering any achievement of conservative governance and thwarting attempts to clean out the weeds deeply seated in the agencies, legal system, numerous police and law enforcement agencies, and most of all the media. To remake the Deep State would take a change in the culture which would need to start with the education system. In the United States these changes would require fighting the Civil Service system where the people in the top positions make the decisions on who is promoted and who eventually replaces them. Additionally, Civil Service employees cannot be randomly fired once they pass the required probationary period unless they have transgressed serious offences. Even if a President managed to remove an entire Cabinet Department, say for example the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs under the Department of Education, they would not have accomplished removing more than a scant few government employees. Let us presume that this department employs, just as an example, fifty-thousand Civil Service employees. Oddly enough, their employing agency being erased does little to nothing to effect their being employed. The majority would be transferred to other posts which were vacant and of an equal pay grade and the few not transferred would simply start the bumping process. This is where a Federal employee takes the position of another employee who has an equal position but less time in service or even simply less time in grade, and that person bumps the next lower who bumps the next lower until some poor new employee loses their job and the behemoth continues as the small ripples work themselves out. All systems of the Civil Service were put in place to prevent elected political officials from coming in and replacing the government employees with their friends and supporters thus permitting the government to find and retain qualified personnel by keeping them beyond the reach of elected persons. This permitted the eventual establishment of the Deep State which has perpetuated a very liberal workforce within the Federal Government. Once ensconced, these leftists made very certain that no conservatives made it past their trial period unless they were very well briefed on how to act and to keep their politics concealed. Even if a conservative were to accomplish becoming an employee of the Federal Government, eventually it would be discovered that they were not a true leftist, nobody can keep up such a charade that consistently, they would then find promotions far and few between and their every move closely watched for any discretions. This is how the Deep State keeps their leftist bend and its near uniformity allowing them to have such an influence over the internal works of the Federal Government.

 

In Israel the left had complete political control of the government from 1948 through to 1977 before the election of Menachem Begin. This brought conservatives to power for about a decade followed by leftists for about a decade and for the past almost nine years Prime Minister Netanyahu has retained control for right leaning Zionist governance, though often the Zionist ideals appear to have taken a back seat. The political influence by coalition and Prime Minister are represented in the line graph pictured below. The first nearly fifty percent of the existence of Israel was ruled by left leaning governance which ensconced control over who would lead the IDF, the numerous security forces and police forces and the self-reappointing court system. This has set up systems which are currently undermining the ruling coalition through their control of these systems. This left leaning Deep State is what has perpetrated the years and years of investigations into Prime Minister Netanyahu which have also been tracked by the left leaning and leftist media with their headlines hanging on every leak with each leak generating weeks of headlines, suppositions, extrapolations, exaggerations and breathless predictions that this time there will be charges brought and finally they will be rid of Netanyahu. The news services on television and cable (Israel still transmits over the air television but every broadcast station is also found on cable) spend much of their air time talking up the latest leaks and what route they could take towards arraignment resulting in the Labor Party or Yair Lapid taking control of the next coalition and the right people will finally be in charge. Fortunately, they manage not to drool while reporting these latest developments.

 

Israeli Prime Ministers by Political Slant

Israeli Prime Ministers by Political Slant

 

Watching ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, PBS News or CNN America and their broadcast resembles the television leftist news in Israel with President Trump as their target instead of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The whole game-plan is near to identical with leaks from Mueller or members of his team or from the FBI or whatever law enforcement has the latest Russia information which will most certainly lead to impeachment. They get excited and some almost appear ready to claim that then the nations can elect Hillary into the Presidency as was presumed to be the result of the last elections. They almost appear ready to reach the conclusion too many actually claim on social media, that the removal of Trump over Russian collusion will reverse the election and line of succession be damned, the election’s reversal will place Hillary in as President and not Mike Pence. The leaks are spaced a few weeks apart such that there is a constant series of bad news for President Trump. The few times they found something to charge anybody even with the slightest and most indirect relations to President Trump or directly related but the offence was so distant from their relations as to be comical, the media go into overdrive with levels of elation not seen since the Moon landing.

 

Neither investigation will prove to find anything even close to the level necessary for removal of Prime Minister Netanyahu or President Trump. There is a simple reason for this, everything they have thus far comes forth with as the most incriminating evidence which proves their guilt are all nothing burgers, to borrow the phrase from the States. Let us take President Trump first. The main contact he had with any Russian elements was in order to receive intelligence about Hillary Clinton which would facilitate his victory. The end result of the meetings was that they were being suckered in by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee who were financing the entire façade. There ended up being uncovered more criminal activity which could be traced back to the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee through their other deal with the Russians through Christopher Steele from Orbis, a subcontractor working for Fusion GPS, on through to a law firm, Perkins Coie, which represented both Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Honest, you cannot make such stuff up. If this were to be drafted up with reversal making the Republican Party the ones paying for a dossier on a Democrat and tried to use such a twisted route of subterfuge to cover their steps giving them sufficient plausible deniability, the script would be thrown out as being far too twisted and complicated. The most immediate problem facing Mueller and his committee is to avoid revealing criminal activity by Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee while looking for Russia evidence against President Trump. The few people which Mueller has brought charges against were items well beyond his initial assigned investigation limitations and had absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump even before he ran for President. Mueller has accomplished something wonderful, he has revealed how partisan the leadership of the Justice Department, the FBI and other government agencies had become under President Obama and how the government had been turned into a Democrat Party political weapon along with the compliant and active partisan attack media willing to invent and follow any provided information without any degree of fact checking if it serves the leftist political actions such as Global Climate Change (once called global warming and in 1974 referred to as the coming Ice Age), open borders, illegal immigrant amnesty, LGBTQ rights, wealth redistribution, socialism, women’s rights, minority rights, class warfare and the plethora of destructive post-modernism concepts. The reason the investigation into President Trump will not be folded until he actually fires Mueller and ends his witch hunt which will then be used by the Democrats to bring impeachment against President Trump on charges that firing Mueller and ending his active investigation which was just days from finding the “smoking gun” which would show Trump as a traitor. The actual reason now for the Mueller investigation is not to find anything, as they know there is nothing to find, but to have President Trump fire him and end the investigation so the Democrats can attempt to impeach the President.

 

The eternal series of investigations against Prime Minister Netanyahu have all ended exactly the same way. The media played up for months stretching into years how this investigation was on the verge of the big revelation which would reveal the perfidious activities committed by Bibi Netanyahu. The latest investigation played out as about to be revealing acts by the Prime Minister would be proven to be absolutely beyond the pale and unforgivable. The police always send a report to the Attorney General spelling out the charges which their investigation has revealed with a request that the Attorney General bring charges and arraign Prime Minister Netanyahu on the following charges. This time it was accepting gifts for favors. There were no actual favors provided, but still, he took the gifts. These are expensive gifts beyond the pale, amounting an estimated quarter of a million dollars over ten years plus. These were expensive champagne and expensive cigars and jewelry for his wife given him by a series of people. What is interesting are the dates on which these gifts were accepted and surprisingly, these same people had attended a private dinner at the Prime Minister’s official residence. As has been pointed out before, when invited to eat with the Prime Minister, not a surprising invitation to be extended to a wealthy and important visitor from the United States or elsewhere, at a private meal with just you and your spouse and he and Sarah Netanyahu, you do not bring a Ronco Veg-O-Matic for Sarah and a Ronco Pocket Fisherman for the Prime Minister. You bring him expensive champagne and cigars and for Sarah you bring exquisite jewelry, surprise, surprise. That was their big revelation, wealthy, important individuals who had dinners at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence, a private dinner, actually brought the Prime Minister and Sarah Netanyahu presents which they might appreciate. Imagine the reaction they would get should they actually bring the pictured below. Now that would be news worthy as that could be cast by the news services as giving Prime Minister Netanyahu the upbringing and disrespect he deserves and equating the Prime Minister with a worth equal to a $19.99 present.

 

Ronco Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman

Ronco Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman

 

The left is attempting to cast revolts against the elected leaders in both the United States and Israel as they are convinced in their superiority and that they are the sole rightful rulers of the world, let alone Israel or the United States. They see their not receiving the mandate to rule by the electorate as a cataclysmic event which can only lead to ruin. In Israel the left has began to feel distraught as they believed that with the additional assistance provided by United States President Obama and the Democrat National Committee and their campaign that they had ruined Netanyahu and that they were about to take the mandate by storm and form the next coalition. Two days before the election the polls depicted Netanyahu in deep trouble and about to be cast from office and the right completely devastated in the coming days. After the election, Prime Minister Netanyahu had been reelected with an even greater mandate than he had had in the former government. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu formed his coalition and the rest is history. In the United States the story was quite similar. All the polls for months leading up to the election, even just two weeks before the election, showed Hillary Clinton winning and doing so with a landslide. Then, in the last days the election polls tightened and some in the final days even showed Trump winning but none showed the electoral blowout which Donald Trump pulled off. The left believes that something untoward had to be responsible for their loss. They had won the last two Presidential elections easily and there was no reason that Hillary Clinton would not repeat such a victory, after all, she would be the first woman President, an accomplishment which she was destined to become. There had to be some criminal act which denied Hillary from the Oval Office. Russia, that had to be it. Thus the entire Russia probe has been built around the fact that Hillary lost the election that she must win otherwise the world had gone astray. The leftists believe they must be given the reins of power and are the only people who should be trusted with governance. They are superior and more knowledgeable and intelligent and as proof all one need do is sample the professors at the major universities, particularly the Ivy League and other prestigious castles of higher education. Any measure of intelligence proves the superiority of the leftists over those lowbred, marginally educated, uncircumcised Philistines of the Republican Party and the rest of the right-wing brutish brood. Well, remember that these same leftists are also the most accepting, open minded and tolerant individuals in the world. What more can one add to that?

 

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February 26, 2018

Media Assault Plus Corruption Probes to Depose National Leader

 

Depending on where you live, this title has a different target. In Israel, it has been the decades’ long probes into the Netanyahus, covered maliciously by a hyperventilating media seemingly in heat, or at least fevered excitement. In America, it has been the year of unending accusations from the leftist media, politic and enraged public factions known as #Resistance and their unceasing assault against President Trump. In both nations, the previous election was polled to be a walkover for the leftist candidates ending the time for Prime Minister Netanyahu in office and sending candidate Donald Trump back to his real estate business. In both elections, the left was shocked when Donald Trump was elected President and Netanyahu retained and gained seats in the Knesset giving him a somewhat more comfortable hold on power. Since each man has taken office, they have been investigated, and investigated, and investigated with an indictment coming at any moment. Over the years, the Israeli police, whose leadership has a definitively leftward leaning, have investigated the Netanyahu’s ice cream bill, his wife’s hair styling costs, and now his receiving cigars and champagne as gifts from friends who came for dinner. Perhaps they should have requested less expensive dinner gifts, perhaps a goldfish, puppy, kitten or snake (the media would ask why the pet snake was not venomous). Trump is being investigated for collusion with the Russians to win the election.

 

In the most recent investigation into Prime Minister Netanyahu it is very interesting that the main witness against Netanyahu is Yair Lapid, the leader of an opposition party who fashions himself the best replacement for the position of Prime Minister should Netanyahu be removed. One has to wonder how strong a case you have when you are depending on the subject of the whole investigation’s primary rival for office. In the investigation against President Trump the main evidence apparently came from a piece of fiction produced by his election rival Hillary Clinton’s paid investigation where her campaign colluded with Russians to produce dirt on Donald Trump. As a layman, one can only wonder how strong the evidence or charges could possibly be when the person investigated is facing charges produced or provided by their political rival. Still, this has not and will not prevent these investigations from having an impetus with media and public demands from the left demanding charges, removal from office by impeachment for Trump and resignation for Netanyahu. Yair Lapid supporters are convinced that should a new election be forced, then his party will be chosen to form a coalition, as they will gain more mandates (seats in the Knesset) than Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Many of the Hillary Clinton supporters mistakenly believe that should Trump be forced from office by resignation or impeachment and Russian collusion be proven in the election, then Hillary Clinton will be swept into the Oval Office by some miraculous decision from on high, we just have no idea how high as such would be against the line of succession and completely unprecedented.

 

Trump, Netanyahu, Clinton, Lapid

Trump, Netanyahu, Clinton, Lapid

 

So, what can we say and learn from these two cases? The obvious call is that the left side of the political spectrum believes that they and they alone are the supreme chosen to lead their respective nations and anybody else must be hounded and forced from office. They appear to believe that their visions for the future are the sole prescription for the continued survival and health of human societal structures and individuals. Their prognostication over climate change; which historically included the predictions of a coming ice age in the 1970’s which became global warming by the late 1980’s and finally to include any and every change, global climate change currently, is the only valid explanation and any disagreement is a sure sign of a devious desire to make obscene profits while risking the lives of humankind. Their designs for fiscal survivability are the one means of sustaining the health of the planet and sustaining the economy. They are the wise leaders who are aware that the reason their ideas have failed is simply because insufficient investment has been made. Their idea for unfettered immigration is the best prescription for the health and diversity of the population and that all who enter their nation are deserving of citizenship. They know that their ideas of reducing military capability and the removal of their nation’s nuclear arsenals is the best means of leading by example and will lead to peace. Basically stated, they are the least corrupt no matter how much corruption is found as they only do these things to bring about the best for everyone. Their being the sole people permitted to rule is also the best possible for everyone. The only reason their ideas have failed was because just when they were about to show fruit the conservative right wing lunatics took over and ruined everything. They must prevent those right wing conservatives from ever taking or keeping power if their ideas are ever going to work to fruition. This is why they are fighting with such fervor to remove Trump and Netanyahu and replace them with their rivals, Lapid and Clinton. Oh, and do not try and reason with them as you are wrong even before you start and the sooner you realize this, the better off you will be in the end. After all, if you simply come around and see everything as they do, then you will not be required to be placed into a reeducation center.

 

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August 29, 2017

The War Against Conservatism Begins

 

The war against Conservatism and all things right of center, and possibly even left of center, has begun but where will it end? Recently the August 16, 2017 “MTP Daily” show and the August 20, 2017 “Meet the Press” program, author Mark Bray, who wrote a book about Antifa was featured. Bray argues that, “Nazism and fascism was not stopped by polite dialogue and reasonable debate. It had to be stopped by force.” This led to the conclusion of the discussions to plead that violence is necessary. Apparently, if there exist people whose views do not correlate within the prescribed norms as defined by our masters in the media, academia, entertainment and the rest of the left leaning establishment to the extreme leftists, then they may be dismissed and are of little concern according to many of our political leaders. In all honesty, this struggle has been ongoing for much longer than many of us realize. Believe it or not, this did not begin with the election of President Trump, nor with President Obama, nor George W. Bush, nor William Jefferson Clinton, nor on an on for elected leadership back before even President John F. Kennedy, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and on and on back before President George Washington. This fight between the right and left goes back to Aristotle and possibly to King David and possibly even earlier than that. This struggle between the liberal left and the conservative right has been one of the basic contentions of humankind.

 

This argument was fought when the Israelites threw off slavery in Mitzraim (Egypt). The argument was seriously debated by the Greeks and in Rome it took the life of Caesar and led to numerous wars throughout the ages. The modern history of this struggle became to a pinnacle point on June 15, 1215, when King John of England signed the Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for “Great Charter of the Liberties”), at Runnymede, granting limited shared power between the King and the major land owners of Britain. The struggle continued on through the American Revolution followed by the French Revolution, the second having less than stellar results. The next point of armed struggle in the United States was the Civil War and the resulting freeing of the slaves. There was some backsliding with the laws which resulted in returning many slaves to second-class status and this continued until the next great struggle of the Civil Rights movement. This was incorporated into the entire sixties peace movement and its related alternative lifestyles. Things appeared to come to a boil in the sixties as there were violent protests with the media, academia, entertainment and the right leaning establishment to the radical right conservatives who desired to take things back to the “good old days,” a term which was very loosely defined if defined at all. Over the next forty to fifty years, there has been a changing of the guard and a shift in positions on many subjects. In the sixties, the left were the Libertarian leaning side who supported limited government and individuality while the right believed that society needed regulations and laws in order to prevent chaos, crime and immorality. That was then, but what about now?

 

Today the sides have changed in many ways. Instead of the establishment being right leaning, today the establishment leans left. The media, academia, entertainment today are all left leaning or even reaching into the far left. The right is in favor of less government and individualism while the left believes that government must take charge and clear all of the societal ills. Simply put, the sides and power have shifted and as the power used to be with the right, it now lies with the left. Things were nice and quiet and running smoothly whenever the left, the Democrats, were in the White House and thus holding ultimate power over the government as the President can prevent anything the left considers backsliding from their agenda. While President Clinton was in office, the fight was fairly civil. While George W. Bush was in the White House, things were less civil but still could be considered civilized though there was much consternation over the initial results against Al Gore and the debacle in Florida. Then came President Obama and things were reported as being the most unbelievably wonderful of all administrations. The economy was reported to be in constant and steady, if slow, recovery. Problems were minimal and the problems with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would be worked out and it would be the most successful healthcare innovation since the invention of penicillin.

 

Then came the election for the successor to President Obama and the campaign was running smoothly and with precise and perfect precision according to all mainstream media reports. Hillary Clinton was the presupposed and inevitable winner and was to be coronated President after the election. As the election came closer, the numbers began to close together, something which always happens, so nobody took any real note, as Hillary could not lose to the ignorant and offensive Donald Trump. Every newspaper from the large cities touted their polls of their readership and they showed Hillary with double-digit leads. Every major city around the nation, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston and Washington D.C. all ran headlines right up to a day or two before Election Day giving Hillary Clinton a comfortable lead. The night before the election the lead narrowed to a point where some began to doubt the polling and some even claimed that Donald Trump could actually win. Well, they were correct and we now have President Trump and the left who believed with every fiber of their being that Hillary Clinton could not lose went completely off the deep end. Since the election of President Trump there has been a concerted effort to destroy him and open warfare has been declared by the leftists. We see it regularly and where it will lead cannot be predicted, but we know what they demand, the return of power to the left and its protectors as they feel the left are the only people who have the right to lead.

 

Blame Game Starring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Blame Game Starring
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

 

The open conflict between the left and the right was coming to a boil long before Charlottesville and making it appear as that was the start was simply another deception. The left uses the media to define everything to their means and way of thinking. They insist that only the left has any answers to the challenges which the nation faces. They claim that the right is full of racists and people angry and filled with hatred and thus are unfit for leadership. The left claim to be all about compassion but apparently they feel that only those who agree with their programs and principles are worthy of receiving that compassion. There are many on the left who are wonderful people and they are willing to compromise and work with those on the right who also will compromise. Then there are those on the far left which are most often labeled as leftists who take a position that should their compatriots on the left not be in power then violence is the answer. They would riot and take offense at any and every perceived offence and were the ones who came ready to fight with the alt-right in Charlottesville. Since Election Night, there have been continuous streams of points which have been called pivotal focal points which they have blamed the right, or the alt-right, for taking things to a new level and; in each of these, the levels of the conflict have been escalated. Friendships have been destroyed, marriages have broken up, families torn asunder and business partners broken apart as the escalations have grown to the point that civil society is now close to being threatened. Where this will lead is becoming painfully apparent, as there will be no peace for as long as the Republicans hold the White House. Actually, that is not entirely honest as there are rumors of a plan being put in motion which would permit a Republican in the White House with certain concessions being made.

 

Everyone has seen that the Republican core old guard all are pretty much against President Trump almost as much as are the Democrats. Their leader has been Senator John McCain. But there are rumors this core of Republicans has decided to join with the Democrats and rid the United States of this upstart and irresponsible person sitting in the White House. There are rumors that some have been promised leadership in the new government while others have been promised campaign funding or other monetary enticements. The one rumor which is the most disheartening has been the one which places Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan siding with the Democrats to form a new union. This has all the beautiful aroma of the coming of some Republicans switching parties or forming a dual party coalition to rule as a new consensus party of left-leaning and leftist Democrats and Republicans who will run claiming to be mainstream members of their respective parties but would legislate and control the Congress and White House all while attempting to keep their agreement from the people. They would act out their arguments while voting as to their agreed mission. The worst of the rumors claim that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has joined an effort which will result in his becoming President. The idea is preposterous, but according to the rumors, the intent is to impeach President Trump. One may inquire as to under what pretense and charges. Well, the charges do not matter, any pretense which results in a majority of the Representatives on the House bringing a charge and two thirds of the Senate finding for guilt and the President is impeached. The charge could be mentally unsuited for office, the current thread being pursued replacing the Russian conspiracy and alt-right ties. Anybody with any knowledge of American governance will point out the small inconvenience, that once President Trump would be impeached, then Vice President Pence would take office, not the Speaker of the House. This is where many call this rumored concept of convincing Speaker of the House Ryan that he would be placed in the Presidency would fall apart, but wait, the conspiracy theorists have this covered as well. They agree that Vice President Pence would take over and be President, temporarily. They have already come up with an idea for the next step, impeachment of President Pence. They claim that they can get him on his inability to separate religion from his office and as we “all know,” there is this “wall separating Church and State.” Well, actually, there is only a wall separating State from Church but none separating the Church from State as religious beliefs are perfectly permitted in politics. But as we pointed out previously, the charges do not matter, it is the votes which count. But would not Pence on becoming President get to appoint a new Vice President? Then that person would become President next even if Pence were impeached. Hold on there cowpoke, the new President gets to nominate a new Vice President upon taking office and they are not granted the office until the Senate approves their nomination. If the Congress can refuse to approve any nominee for Vice President and impeach President Pence before such nominee has been approved, then the third in succession becomes President, Speaker of the House Ryan.

 

As long as we are going down the rabbit hole, we see another outcome where these Republicans would be left out completely and it is really simple. All the Democrats need do is take their time on the impeachment of President Trump, continue once that has been accomplished to prevent any new Vice President being approved and have charges be leveled against President Pence and then wait for the 2018 elections. Then if they take the House of Representatives they can appoint their own Speaker of the House, and if Hillary Clinton would run for a House Seat in a solidly bluer than blue district and thus become a member of the House of Representatives, they could make Hillary Speaker and then convict Pence thus impeaching him and placing Hillary Clinton into the chair they claim was stolen from her. As long as we are talking craziness, why not go completely down the rabbit hole.

 

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