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Unraveled: Website for Knitters and Crocheters Bans All Content Supporting Trump

Everything is political these days, and it’s exhausting. Millions of Americans enjoy knitting and crocheting as hobbies, to provide some relaxation, a way to make cherished gifts for loved ones, or even a little extra income. But if you are a supporter of President Donald Trump, one of the biggest yarn crafting websites wants you to know you’re no longer welcome.

Well, technically, you’re still welcome, but you better keep your mouth shut about Trump.

The website in question, Ravelry, has often had a left-leaning tone — they heavily promoted various patterns for the infamous pink “cat” hats seen at many of the Women’s March protests — but the users had a range of political beliefs all across the partisan spectrum (you know, just like America).

The site includes searchable posts for knitting and crochet patterns, some available for free and some for sale, as well as a forum section where users can post about a variety of topics, some yarn-related and some not. Most of the content is utterly benign and unoffensive to any sane person, focused heavily on discussing patterns, sharing techniques and problem solving difficult patterns, or frivolous topics like this photo thread of users’ pet cats playing with yarn.

I’d like to say I hope we can all agree that kittens playing with yarn are still cute, but I’m not so sure anymore. The current divisive toxicity of our politics is spreading rapidly, and Ravelry’s millions of members are now in the middle of the battlefield.

Over the weekend, Ravelry’s Twitter account (with a bio touting that they are an “inclusive, friendly website for [yarn emoji] people around the [globe emoji]”) posted a link to an announcement on their website stating that supporting Trump was no longer allowed on Ravelry.

The linked announcement clarified that this ban included voicing any support for Trump not just in forum posts, but also in user profiles and in patterns. Posting patterns for those pink hats is fine. A knitted MAGA hat or blanket is not.

The head-scratching explanation provided by the site’s administration was to accuse all Trump supporters as being equivalent to white supremacists: 

“We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.”

Trump supporters are still allowed to use the site and participate, they just “can’t talk about [supporting Trump] here.” No one’s pattern designs or data would be deleted, but any of the Trump content that offends the site operators so much would be recategorized as private, invisible to all users except the one who posted it.

This means any Trump supporters who had pro-Trump designs for sale on Ravelry will no longer be able to use the site to sell them, and pro-Trump political activists cannot share designs supporting Trump on the site, even for free, for other supporters to access.

The announcement also mentioned that they had adapted their “No Trump” policy from RPG.net, a website forum dedicated to role-playing games.

Political patterns are by no means anywhere close to a majority of the content on Ravelry, but there have been some on both sides. Here are a few patterns from “Deplorable Knitter,” still available from Instagram posts:

As the new policy was enacted, Deplorable Knitter posted screen caps of complaints about her patterns, and strongly objecting to the accusation she or her patterns were racist:

Deplorable Knitter’s G-rated patterns are no longer welcome on Ravelry. Because simply mentioning Trump or his campaign slogans is an act of hate, according to Ravelry.

Still acceptable, however, is this scarf that displays the message “F*** TRUMP” when read at an angle, a seemingly endless array of genitalia crafted out of yarn (NSFW photos at link), and this whimsical design of two deer getting intimate in the woods, ready to adapt for knitted hats or mittens (images sort of NSFW but probably only if your boss is really strict).

I personally have been knitting and crocheting for years (see cat and blanket below), and have often used Ravelry to find new patterns and research techniques. I’m involved in political issues all day long and am far more likely to be searching or posting about blanket patterns than political topics — I’m knitting as a break from politics, not to do more politics! — but must say I find this policy to be completely ridiculous.

 

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Banning posts that are actually racist is fairly noncontroversial as far as internet forum moderation practices go. But it’s a wild and gross exaggeration to say all Trump supporters are white supremacists. I didn’t vote for him and will not vote for him (much to the constant delight of our RedState commenters) but I know many, many people who voted for Trump as a vote against Hillary Clinton, certainly not to endorse any sort of racism or other prejudicial hatred.

Ravelry overstepped with this broad ban on Trump supporters, and it will be a troubling trend if more sites adopt this kind of policy. Dividing America into segregated political groups across all aspects of life will solve no problems and only make matters worse.

Finding common ground is one of the greatest legacies of this grand American experiment, and we have historically been better than any other nation on earth at taking all sorts of people with all sorts of ideas and all sorts of political beliefs and finding a way to peacefully progress as a nation.

How many other countries — even ones we characterize as first world democracies — still experience violence and unrest when elections remove one political party and put another in power? We’ve had bitterly divided and often painful close presidential elections with about half of the country professing to hate the winner for most of my life — Bush, Clinton, another Bush, Obama, Trump — but each time the winner has shown up in Washington, D.C. to take the oath of office, and his predecessor has left the White House peacefully and without bloodshed. We should all be proud of that.

Banning Trump supporters from Ravelry doesn’t end white supremacy and it doesn’t defeat Donald Trump at the ballot box next November. It just deprives people of the chance to bond over cute knitting projects because their political beliefs barred half of them at the door.

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Maxine Waters Willfully Gets Iran/Drone Story Wrong, Blames Trump

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) says some outrageous things (regularly), but her recent tweets at directed President Trump are far more than outrageous.

Tweeting in response (two days later) to news that Trump called off retaliatory strikes against Iran at the last minute, Waters refused to give Trump “credit for so-called stopping the strike against Iran” then asked why the drone was “in Iran’s airspace” and wondered why we would conduct surveillance on Iran.

What?

In addition to the confusing use of the term “so-called” and the ignorance about why we could possibly want to keep an eye on a country that just bombed an oil tanker nearby, Waters publicly endorsed the words of Ayatollah Khameini over the Pentagon and the Commander in Chief by asserting that the drone was in Iranian air space.

Military Times reported on June 20 that Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command issued a statement disputing Iran’s characterization.

“This attack is an attempt to disrupt our ability to monitor the area following recent threats to international shipping and free flow of commerce. Iranian reports that this aircraft was shot down over Iran are categorically false,” Guatella said. “The aircraft was over the Strait of Hormuz and fell into international waters.”

At the time of the intercept, “the RQ-4 was operating at high-altitude approximately 34 kilometers from the nearest point of land on the Iranian coast,” Guastella said in a statement Thursday. “This dangerous and escalatory attack was irresponsible and occurred in the vicinity of established air corridors between Dubai, UAE, and Muscat Oman, possibly endangering innocent civilians.”

The Pentagon provided reporters a map showing where the drone was shot down and from where the missile that shot it down was launched.

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Waters continued with more lies, tweeting that Trump started a confrontation with Iran and that Trump “unilaterally renege[d]” on the Iran deal – a deal that was never approved by Congress and a deal Trump had no obligation to follow – and claiming that Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are attempting to start a war.

Most laughably, Waters claims that Iran was in compliance with the JCPOA.

It’s amazing that she has a communications team with the ability to tweet all of that that with (allegedly) a straight face.

And she kept going, saying that by announcing additional sanctions on Iran Trump is “trying to further provoke Iran” so Trump can strike.

The nonsensical logic is totally on brand, but there is no excuse for a member of Congress to knowingly spread lies and propaganda perpetuated by our country’s enemies.

Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor of RedState. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Delete Your Account: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Wonders If McConnell Is Better or Worse Than Segregationist Senators

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The hot takes we’ve gotten from Democrats in the aftermath of Joe Biden’s praise of his ability to get along with segregationist Senators in the 1970s have been all over the map.

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said in an interview Thursday that Biden’s comments on Democratic Sens. James Eastland (MS) and Herman Talmadge (GA) were not that big a deal in the scheme of things. Why? Because Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) were “pretty stinky, creepy people themselves” and Democratic Senators like Biden critic Cory Booker (NJ) had to work with them, too, she stated.

Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) ripped Biden’s remarks, suggesting he was “coddling the reputations of segregationists.” On the other hand, civil rights icons and Congressmen John Lewis (D-GA) and James Clyburn (D-SC) both defended Biden, saying they had to work with some pretty bad people back in those days, too.

MSNBC‘s “All In” host Chris Hayes had his own special take on it all in the midst of the controversy, and took to the Twitter machine to wonder out loud:

He followed up with a little bit of “WhatAboutBothism”, perhaps in an attempt to make his initial tweet sound more… measured:

Twitter being Twitter, there was actually a debate between liberals in the comments:

In the end, there was no clear winner in the debate. But there was one casualty: Common sense.

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Huh?? Alexandria ‘Never Again’ Ocasio-Cortez Now Claims Liz Cheney Compared Detention Centers to the Holocaust, Not Her

 

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Sometimes in politics, people say things that I can’t believe are falling out of their mouths.

And I think, “Either they don’t have a brain, or they think Americans don’t have brains.” Because no reasonable person would take their comments seriously.

One such person bestowing these moments is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I’m not suggesting she doesn’t have a brain; I’m just saying I remain mystified.

And there’s a whole lotta myst around her comments Monday concerning the ill-conceived description of America’s “concentration camps” at the southern border.

Last week, AOC stuck up a steel pole during a lightning storm via her Instagram video lamenting President Trump’s “Never-Again”-style “concentration camps” (here, herehere, and here).

Liz Cheney wasn’t impressed, so she tweeted this:

Less than 20 minutes later, Alexandria paddled the ping pong ball back over the net:

Well, the 29-year-old’s now saying that Rep. Cheney is responsible for her words:

Huh??

Here’s an exact quote from Alexandria’s video:

“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are — they are concentration camps. And, um, if that doesn’t bother you, I don’t, I don’t know, I like, we can have, okay whatever. I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘Never Again’ means something. The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘Home of the Free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it.”

She said “‘Never Again’ means something.” She didn’t say it doesn’t mean something. Nor did she say, “Liz Cheney is pulling the string on my back and speaking.”

If it “means something,” then what does it mean??

The phrase is an explicit reference to the Holocaust:

Yet, somehow, AOC topped off with this tweet, which included Liz’s post as (non)proof that Cheney said what in actuality she herself did.

It’s as if she’s convinced herself that up is down, and she’s just continuing forward with it.

And now I’m back to that whole brain thing:

On Saturday, tweeter Benny Johnson asked her to “listen, for once”:

As I posted previously, I don’t believe America and its leaders should be compared to Hitler and the Nazis.

Having said that, if you want to call detention centers concentration camps, then okay. It’s absurd, but “I don’t know, I like, we can have, okay whatever.”

But for the love of Pete, don’t say something and then claim Liz Cheney said it.

#FAIL

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, herehere, and here.

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BOURBON ON THE ROCKS “STOP PATTING YOURSELF ON THE BACK” #829

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Video: Tom Cotton Calmly Exposes the “Radical Open Borders” Position of Democrats in Under 60 Seconds

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) speaks with Chris Wallace – 6/23/19. Screen grab via Fox News.

I’ve got to hand it to House and Senate Republicans – they are not sitting back and taking the left’s punches on the border crisis laying down.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX) isn’t holding back. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) isn’t backing down, and Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) has been unafraid to school funding denier Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the issue.

They are just a few of many examples.

The latest example comes from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who appeared on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace yesterday to discuss the impasse between Democrats and Republicans on illegal immigration and the humanitarian issues that exist at the border.

CNS News reports on Wallace’s question to Cotton, and the Senator’s to-the-point response:

“President Trump has also delayed a roundup that was supposed to begin today of migrant families that have already been given their deportation orders. He said he’s giving Congress two weeks to work out and reform the asylum system, and otherwise, he’ll impose the roundup. I don’t have to tell you. You have a little bit of a look on your face. The likelihood – you talk about healthy skepticism — Congress isn’t going to reform the asylum system in two weeks sir,” host Chris Wallace said.

“So Chris, I was going to say healthy skepticism is warranted for dealing with Democrats when it comes to immigration,” Cotton responded. “Let’s just think about the Democrats position here, Chris. These are people who have claimed asylum in our country. They’ve had their day in court.

“They’ve had their claims rejected, and now they face a valid and final order of removal. If they can’t deport people like that, who can we deport? That’s why the Democrats’ position always comes back to, in essence, open borders,” he said.

Watch video of the segment below:

On Saturday, Cotton made the same point in addressing a tweet from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who claimed Trump and Republicans were just playing to their base had no plan to deal with the issue:

Not only is Cotton spot-on about the left’s open borders position, he’s also correct in how ICE has specifically been tasked to find and deport the illegal immigrants who have received their final order of removal:

ICE Acting Director Mark Morgan made clear in a call with reporters Wednesday that the ICE raids would target illegal aliens who have ignored court orders to leave the country.

“These individuals that are here, and they’ve received a final order of removal, I hope they’ll do what we tried to get them to do previously: Contact their local ICE office — bring their family together, contact their local ICE office and work with us to send them back to their home country,” Morgan said during the call.

Like Wallace, I’m skeptical Democrats and Republicans are going to be able to come up with a bipartisan solution on this issue in the next two weeks. Time will tell.

Related: Tom Cotton Provides A Necessary “History Lesson” After MSNBC Mislabels Segregationist Democratic Senators “Republicans”

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Elizabeth Warren Ironically Celebrates the Day of Her Birth With Planned Parenthood

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The great President Ronald Reagan once said: “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

No one exhibits the meaning behind this better than 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who recently, and very publicly, celebrated her birthday with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America.

In a video, Warren can be seen walking into an office where several women have gathered around. These women sing the standard “Happy Birthday” tune, and once it’s done, Warren gives a small speech.

“What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood,” she said to cheers.

“We celebrate today,” said Warren, giving the “resistance” fist in the air.

She later tweeted that she was proud to do so, and stands with Planned Parenthood in the fight for “reproductive justice.”

Let’s put aside the obvious fact that Warren is pandering here, and very badly. The much more entertaining part of this entire thing is that Warren is celebrating the day of her birth with an organization who is dedicated to making sure children never have a birthday.

Just a quick reminder, Planned Parenthood kills an average of 300,000 children in the womb annually. This will likely go down thanks to the recent laws passed in various states, essentially crippling the abortion provider, but regardless, Planned Parenthood isn’t known for celebrating birthdays, they’re known for preventing them from ever happening. That’s 300,000 birthdays a year that will never be celebrated thanks to that person never getting the chance to grow up.

And here we see Warren talking about how great it is that she gets to celebrate the day she was born with people who don’t allow others that privilege.

Warren either doesn’t see the irony in this or is fully aware of it and hopes you’re stupid enough not to understand it. All she wants you to see is that she and Planned Parenthood are hanging out together and that one of the largest leftist activist hubs in the nation is propping her up as worthy enough to be celebrated.

It’s all a messed up situation when you really break it down.

 

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Iranian Official: If Attacked, Iran Will Throw U.S. in the ‘Garbage Bin of History’ & ‘Erase’ Israel ‘From the Face of the Earth’

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You’re surely aware of all the talk of war with Iran over the weekend. If not, please see here, here, here, and here.

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Trump warned that a war with the Middle Eastern country would result in “obliteration like you’ve never seen before.”

Well, apparently ours wasn’t the only side to describe a major conflict in extreme terms.

As reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute, on June 20th, former Iranian Minister of Defense General Hossein Dehghan — and current advisor of defense affairs to the nation’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — claimed that, if attacked, Iran will throw America into “the garbage bin of history” and “erase” Israel “from the face of the earth.”

The comments were made during an interview on Iraq’s Al-Nujaba TV:

“It has become clear that what is important to the (Americans) is to protect the lives of their soldiers, and the equipment in their bases in the region. They know full well that most of those bases are within the range of our missiles, and that our military can totally obliterate those bases. They consider this even before they take into account the lives and property of their allies.”

America certainly has a responsibility to protect its soldiers at the outset.

Hossein said Trump knows a war with Iran wouldn’t be easy:

“Trump proved once again that he is merely an agent of his administration’s interests, that a war in this region would not be a walk in the park, that the United States is by no means ready for war, and that he completely understands how strong Iran is. What we understand from the behavior of the Americans is that they fear very much the break out of a war in the region. They are not ready for this, and they cannot assemble an international coalition, because there is no U.N. resolution to begin with. They don’t have global legal consensus to do this.”

There’s a lot to unpack there, but no president should wish to rush into war.

This latest bout of conflict began, of course, when Iran shot down a U.S. spy drone over the Straight of Hormuz Thursday. Trump explained that he called off a retaliatory strike after learning it would cause 150 deaths.

You know that walk in the park Hossein was talking about? He also thinks Israel’s aware of the same:

“Israel has realized that this war would not be a walk in the park. The flame of this war will move immediately to Israel. Israel knows that Iran will erase its entity and uproot it from existence in case of a war. In my personal opinion, this war will not take place – not because America does not want war, but because Iran is strong enough to engage in confrontation. Iran would achieve a great victory, and America would find itself in the garbage bin of history. There would no longer be an Israel on the land of Palestine. We would totally erase it from the face of the earth.”

I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve heard of a Middle Eastern military guy using “in my personal opinion.” It doesn’t much appear to be the trendiest cultural style among the region’s defense leaders.

As for the garbage bin of history, those are fierce words, indeed — ones that I imagine Donald J. Trump would have something to say about.

Concerning the tiny, threatened nation Israel, in my opinion, that’s no small consideration. America must protect its troops, but also its allies.

The rhetoric has risen, but the President made clear to Chuck Todd Sunday — though in a stern way — that he’s here to talk with Iran, not blow them up:

“I’m not looking for war, and if there is, it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never seen before. But I’m not looking to do that. But you can’t have a nuclear weapon. You want to talk? Good. Otherwise, you can have a bad economy for the next three years.”

-ALEX

 

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Dan Crenshaw Confronts Hillary Clinton After She Claims Republicans Are to Blame for the Border Crisis

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) has been relentless in his fight to set the record straight on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

He’s called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) over her absurd comparison of the border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps.

He has slammed the media’s one-sided coverage of the issue, noting that journalists don’t seem to be asking why Democratic critics of the border crisis (like AOC) refuse to vote on the much-needed funding that would help alleviate the problem.

Over the weekend, Crenshaw again stepped to the Twitter microphone after twice-failed candidate for president Hillary Clinton tried to blame Republicans for the issues at the detention centers:

Crenshaw was not having any of it:

In another post, Clinton helped liberals fundraise off the issue:

The freshman Congressman called her out:

Is the impasse on border crisis funding close to being over? Maybe:

Leaders in the House and Senate want to approve spending at least $4 billion more to address the influx of migrants and their humanitarian needs at the U.S.-Mexico border before the July Fourth recess.

Bills in the two chambers differ, however, raising doubts about whether there will be a resolution on President Donald Trump’s desk this month.

The Senate plan is bipartisan, though some Democratic appropriators have expressed concern about it moving to the floor without changes.

Stay tuned.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Might Be Losing It, Gives Bizarre Interview With Crazy Claims

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If you’re looking for a man who has drunk gallons of the feminist kool-aid, then look no further than California Governor Gavin Newsom who managed to rattle off a slew of feminist buzzwords, make wild claims about California, and insult the GOP while praising its voters in three minutes, undoubtedly setting some kind of record.

Newsom, during his appearance on “Axios on HBO,” said the GOP is heading toward being a third party over its embrace of “toxic masculinity,” and that the Republicans are outraging white men over their fear of “the other.”

It began with the Axios interviewer quoting Newsom about how “the most dangerous words in the English language are ‘man up,’ ‘be a man,’ and ‘don’t be a sissy.’”

Newsom linked this to Trump, and how it’s hurting white working class men.

“What was the most interesting part of this election, 2016, was the number of white men of working age that aren’t working anymore,” said Newsom.

Newsom said he relates to the rural working class because he grew up around them, and noted that Trump is giving them a completely raw deal, which he calls a “bill of bullsh*t,” by tempting them with a nostalgia for a past America.

Or at least, that’s what I could garner from the word salad that Newsom was confidently tossing around.

Of course, Newsom attributed a lot of this to Fox News but noted that Fox News’ supposed racist and sexist outrage is appealing to a smaller and smaller base. He continued by stating that the real story is that the United States is today what California was in the 90’s — because California is so ahead of the times I guess — and the population is about to walk away from the GOP.

If you’re confused about this interview, then it’s not you. Either the editor cut it very oddly or Newsom is just that all over the place. I’m going to guess the latter, given the interviewers face during the interview.

But with that said, I’d like to correct some of Newsom’s claims.

For one, the Fox News audience is ginormous, and CNN and MSNBC couldn’t even match Fox’s primetime viewership if they were to combine their numbers.

Secondly, while polls being paraded around the mainstream media say that Trump isn’t doing as well as the Democrats as far as approval numbers go, his rallies tell a different story. What’s more, this different story is the same story we saw in 2016. People are coming to Trump’s rallies and filling stadiums with an overflow that number in the thousands. Even CNN’s Chris Cuomo is recognizing that this is a problem for Democrats.

Just by looking at the pictures and watching the interviews, it’s very clear that Trump’s voting populace isn’t strictly white and male. It’s also growing larger. Black support for Trump is up to 20 percent, 12 points higher than the eight percent of the vote he received in 2016.

Hispanic support for Trump is now at 50 percent.

Newsom’s wild claim that rural white men with toxic masculinity are a dwindling source of support for Trump is a pants-on-fire lie, and like Amy Klobuchar telling herself that Democrats are just as popular at rallies as Trump is, Newsom seems to be telling himself this in order to make himself feel better about the fact that the only popularity that’s waning is the hard left’s.

I joke that California is an ideological bubble, but Newsom’s bizarre interview is so laced with confidence that I wonder if he believes what he knows he’s making up. He truly believes that California is the future and despite all the evidence pointing to the fact that it’s not.

 

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