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Salesforce.com Is The Latest Company To Join The Ranks of Corporate Activists

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Salesforce.com is the world’s largest seller of customer relationship management platforms. Although it’s not a household name like Google or Apple, it’s an enormous company with a market capitalization of $120 billion and over 40,000 employees.

One of their largest, long time customers, Camping World (CW), happens to be one of America’s largest gun retailers.

For many years, this wasn’t a problem for Salesforce. But it appears now that times have changed. And the woke corporation just doesn’t feel comfortable doing business with a retailer that sells guns. Especially when one of their most profitable products happens to be the much-maligned AR-15 rifle.

In fact, over the last couple of months, Salesforce began applying pressure to their gun-selling customers. “Stop selling military-style rifles, or stop using our software.” This latest directive puts their customers in a tough situation. “Camping World, for example, spends more than $1 million a year on Salesforce’s e-commerce software, according to one analyst estimate. Switching to another provider now could cost the company double that to migrate data, reconfigure systems and retrain employees.”

Mark Oliva, public affairs director of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms trade group takes issue with Salesforce’s new “acceptable-use” policy. Oliva said:

These types of rules are “corporate-policy virtue signaling” and discriminate against gun owners, whose rights are protected by the Second Amendment. It is a very chilling effect when a company as large as Salesforce puts out a policy like this. A policy like this is not surprising from a company based in that part of the country.

Company spokeswoman Gina Sheibley said their new policy:

Bars customers that sell a range of firearms – including automatic and semiautomatic – from using its e-commerce technology. The policy also precludes customers from selling some firearm parts, such as “magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds” and “multi-burst trigger devices.” And it will affect “a small number of existing customers when their current contracts expire, as well as all new customers.”

In December, Salesforce opened a department which they call the “Office of Ethical and Humane Use” to coordinate their foray into corporate activism.

They are not the first corporation to take a stand against gun retailers. Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped selling guns in the last year (which has led to a sharp decline in sales). “Walmart banned the sale of military-style firearms in 2015 and last year it raised the minimum age for purchasing firearms and ammunition from 18 to 21.

Salesforce provides technology that helps power the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency’s border activities and agent recruiting, something that drew increasing scrutiny as the agency implemented Trump administration policies that included separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Last summer, roughly 650 Salesforce employees signed a letter to co-chief executive Marc Benioff raising concerns about the agency’s use of its products, first reported by Bloomberg News.”

The day after the Parkland, FL shooting last year, Benioff said, “The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America. Ban it.”

He has expanded his company’s social activism into other areas. In 2015:

He also publicly campaigned against a controversial Indiana law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, arguing it could lead to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Salesforce, which had 1,400 employees in Indianapolis at the time, threatened to “dramatically reduce” the company’s investments in the state, before the legislature eventually amended the law.

I suppose, as long as shareholders approve of these policies, companies are free to do whatever they please. Still, it’s starting to become a bit scary when a company like Disney decides suddenly to pull out of Georgia because they disagree with a new abortion law the state legislature has passed. I know a man, a freelance movie set designer, who moved his family from California to Georgia two years ago because so many production companies were moving into the state. Netflix is considering leaving Georgia as well. These decisions are going to affect many industry workers.

Should a business software company have the right to dictate the business decisions of their established customers? Has the shift toward social activism gone a bit too far?

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Decides He Won’t Challenge Trump in 2020

Today, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) put to rest chatter that he was considering challenging President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Hogan announced his decision in an interview with the Washington Post‘s Robert Costa.

“I’m not going to be a candidate for president in 2020,” said Hogan.

Hogan had refused to vote for Trump in 2016, instead casting a write-in vote for his father, a former congressman. Hogan had continued to be an outspoken critic of the President, one of the few current Republican office holders to continue to do so after Trump was sworn into office.

Hogan has enjoyed high favorability ratings as governor, and received a lot of personal support from his constituents when he was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2015. Hogan reported that the cancer was in remission late that year, and finished his final chemotherapy treatments in 2016.

Still, popularity in Maryland is not necessarily the same kind of popularity that can take on an incumbent president. A Baltimore Sun poll conducted April 29-May 4 showed that while Hogan had a sky-high approval rating of 76%, among Maryland Republican primary voters, he would capture only 24% of the vote to Trump’s 68%, with 8% undecided.

In the interview with Costa, Hogan acknowledged the uphill path his potential presidential challenge would have, but that the more important issue in his mind was the commitment he had made to the people of Maryland who just re-elected him as their governor in 2018.

“I have a commitment to the 6 million people of Maryland and a lot of work to do, things we haven’t completed,” said Hogan.

Hogan added that he had discussed the possibility of a presidential campaign with his family, and his wife had encouraged him to stay focused on Maryland.

“Her big push was, ‘You just got reelected to a second term as governor. You made a commitment to the people of Maryland and that’s where your focus should be,’” said Hogan. “She said there is plenty of time to think about the future but right now my attention should be on my day job.”

In addition to his gubernatorial duties, Hogan will launch an advocacy organization called “An America United” this week, which he described as attempting to “transcend partisanship” and find issues both political parties could support, like infrastructure improvements. He dismissed suggestions this group was laying the groundwork for an independent presidential run.

He confirmed he is still considering running for President in 2024, saying “I believe there’s going to be a future in the Republican Party beyond President Trump. It’s either going to be next year or four years later. But at some point we’re going to be looking for what the future is going to be like.”

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End Of An Era: Apple Is Scrapping iTunes

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to announce some big changes for the tech company at an upcoming software development conference in San Jose, CA.

Bloomberg reports that Apple intends to streamline their app service by making new tools available to developers in order to easily develop apps across the platforms rather than platform by platform.

Developers will get new tools to build iOS apps for Mac laptops and desktop computers, essentially unifying Apple’s app ecosystem. This follows last year’s rollout of iPad versions of Apple’s News, Voice Memos, Home, and Stocks apps on the Mac. The expectation is that single versions of all apps will eventually be able to run on every Apple device. As part of the shift, more underlying technologies will also merge.

iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era. The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac – Music, TV, and Podcasts – to replace iTunes. That matches Apple’s media app strategy on iPhones and iPads. Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app.
There will be other tweaks as well to things like health monitoring, most interestingly an app that monitors audial health – how loud headphones are and how much stress the sound is putting on the ears. Apple apparently will also be working on more “augmented reality” capabilities like 3D glasses and devices.

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The Case For Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico; A Shakeup Will Bring Short Term Pain, But Long Term Gain

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News of President Trump’s proposed tariffs on Mexican goods delivered a shock to politicians on both sides of the aisle and sent financial markets into a tailspin on Friday.

On Thursday evening, the President tweeted that starting “June 10th, the U.S. will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied…” then adding “….at which time the tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”

And follow they did. The White House issued a statement that said:

If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the Tariffs will be removed. If the crisis persists, however, the Tariffs will be raised to 10 percent on July 1, 2019.

Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019. Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory.

According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. imported $346.5 billion of goods from Mexico in 2018, a 10.3% jump from the prior year. Imports from Mexico accounted for 13.6% of total U.S. imports last year.

Needless to say, this unexpected move was not received well by many in Washington. There is much “not to like” about it. Clearly, there will be short term pain for American consumers, especially for those whose livelihoods are dependent upon trade with Mexico. It will increase the price of numerous products Americans purchase on a regular basis, from avocados to cars. The measure will also have a dampening effect on U.S. Gross Domestic Product initially.

On the plus side, it certainly got Mexico’s attention, didn’t it? Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, immediately condemned the tariffs. He issued a statement saying that, Social problems are not resolved with taxes or coercive measures” and “the Statue of Liberty is not an empty symbol.” Tucker Carlson made the point that, “Mexico’s corrupt ruling class believes it is America’s duty to absorb their country’s problems forever.” Actually, much of the world feels the same way.

The Mexican government has for too long ignored the flow of illegals through their country. Recently, illegals have been entering the U.S. at the rate of 100,000 per month. It is hurting our country.

As with most political decisions, there are two unpleasant choices and usually one is worse than the other.

In this case, the first option is to let sleeping dogs lie. We can allow Mexico to continue to ignore, and in some cases, to even assist, the hundreds of thousands of illegals who travel through their country annually to reach the U.S. This choice would ensure that we maintain a positive trading relationship with Mexico and will keep prices of goods at current levels. Additionally, it will not depress short term GDP.

It also means that huge numbers of impoverished South Americans will continue to flow into the U.S. who will expect us to provide them with shelter, food and medical care. Those who can will cast their votes for Democratic candidates who are far more sympathetic to their needs than Republicans.

Tucker Carlson addressed some of the problems we face due to uncontrolled immigration.

For decades, the Mexican government has sent their poor up north to our country. This has allowed their criminal oligarchy to maintain power and get richer, but at great expense to us. In the U.S., it has damaged our communities, ruined our schools, burdened our health care system and fractured our national unity. It has supressed wages for our most vulnerable. It has been a slow motion attack on this country and its affects have been devastating.

Alternatively, we can shake things up by applying some much-needed pressure. We will certainly have to accept some short term financial pain. But Mexico, China and the rest of the world will hear the message that the U.S. will no longer be the world’s doormat.

CNN’s Steve Cortes sums it up perfectly:

If countries want access to the American market, then they must act like responsible partners. America desires peace and prosperity with all nations, but will not be abused. If China wishes to continue as a trade partner, it must cease the systemic theft of our intellectual property, technologies, and cease hacking our critical systems. If Mexico desires real friendship with the United States, including the benefit of selling into the world’s greatest consumer market, then it must share in the burden of confronting this migrant calamity.

Mexico can’t continue to have it both ways.

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Smart Girl Podcast: Brexit Blues, EU Views and Quick Hit News

 

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Is the world waking up? This week on the Smart Girl Politics podcast Kira and April discuss the recent EU election shockers and the new wave of anti-progressive voting across the west. Why are we seeing this sudden shift right? Will it last? What is it people really want?

Also – celebrity gossip and quick hit news. Is Pete Buttigeig a robot? The ladies go over the mounting evidence.

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ICYMI: Another Satirical Classic, Blazing Saddles, Gets the SJW Treatment

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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing people it was socially unacceptable to make fun of racist idiots.

And that’s precisely what Mel Brook’s 1974 masterpiece Blazing Saddles does — presents racism in all its myriad forms, nakedly and harshly, so we can laugh at its absurdity and, hopefully, learn a little bit about why it exists at all.

The point of satire is to force people to face things often too uncomfortable to discuss in polite society — like racism — so the fear of its existence can be overcome and the thing itself can be put in a box marked “silly”. That’s not to suggest racism shouldn’t be taken seriously or that there haven’t been very serious repercussions because of the hate it’s inspired. But satire is one tool in the battle, one that defangs to defeat. Much like the kids in the Harry Potter world did when facing the “boggart,” for any millennials who might be reading.

Remember what Harry and the gang did when facing the shapeshifting boggart, who looked like the thing each person feared the most? They turned it into the most ridiculous thing they could summon, causing everyone to laugh at it, at which point the boggart lost the battle because it could no longer inspire fear, only laughter.

Blazing Saddles embraces that same concept.

Here’s Deroy Murdock talking about the film recently following a Fox News segment where a young social justice activist said she found it offensive and racist.

The Library of Congress judged ”Blazing Saddles” “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” in 2006. It was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

This film concerns a black man (Cleavon Little as Sheriff Bart) who overcomes the severe, nearly fatal racial bigotry of a rustic town full of white people, mainly named Johnson.

The only way to present the adversity over which he triumphs is to present the adversity over which he triumphs. This involves the citizens of Rock Ridge very liberally hurling the N-bomb and other ethnic slurs.

“Good morning, Ma’am,” Sheriff Bart says to a sweet-looking, bonnet-wearing elderly woman (Jessamine Milner). “And isn’t it a lovely morning?”

“Up yours, n—-r!” she replies.

The sheriff’s pain is palpable. And the audience feels it, right in their guts.

But Sheriff Bart eventually beats the bad guys, led by state Attorney General Heddy Lamar (“That’s Hedley”), played by Harvey Korman.

The sheriff wins the confidence and authentic frontier affection of those who, days earlier, nearly shot him. And the prejudiced old lady becomes one of his biggest fans.

Across five decades, audiences have appreciated the inspiring moral of this saga: Courage, perseverance, brains, and love can erode hate, just as the Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon from desert stone.

The blatant racist tropes in Blazing Saddles are meant to make the viewer uncomfortable. Because THEY SHOULD make the viewer uncomfortable. And once the trope is there, in all its naked hate, Brooks uses the magic of comedy to make it ridiculous and defeats it.

Mark Twain did the same thing. In “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” Twain intentionally shoved the demeaning use of the n-word in the reader’s face because it was what the foolish characters in Tom Sawyer called the best — and arguably smartest — person in the book. It’s no surprise that book is just as misunderstood as Brooks’ film in a culture that desires to be offended rather than instructed.

But the use of irony is nothing to be afraid of children. Quite often it’s best used when it makes you laugh so you can defeat the thing that scares you most, about yourself, about others, and about the world we live in.

Embrace it.

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Robert Mueller Purposely Edited a Phone Call From Trump’s Legal Team to Make It Seem Like Obstruction of Justice

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This is a pretty big deal.

The issues with Robert Mueller’s report are apparent, especially given his decision to overstep DOJ guidelines and smear those who he had no intention of charging. Part two of the report reads like a roadmap too impeachment, full of insinuations and scatter shot “evidence” that doesn’t actually add up to anything but more speculation.

Mueller’s inability to do his job smacked of political gamesmanship. He winked and nodded at Congress but didn’t have the fortitude to just recommend charges against Trump. There was no regulation stopping him from doing so and in the end, he failed to complete the one task his special counsel was appointed to do.

We did not need Robert Mueller to investigate Facebook trolls or DNC emails. The only reason for his existence was to answer questions of criminality on the President’s part given the supposed conflict of interests at the DOJ. When Ken Starr was tasked with that during the Bill Clinton years, he had the courage to put in his report exactly the laws the former President had broken. Mueller chose not to because he didn’t have the goods but wanted to still leave a negative impression.

The more we learn, the worse Mueller looks and this newest revelation is pretty damning.

Remember a few weeks ago when the media and Democrats thought they had a bombshell based on a voicemail that supposedly showed Trump’s legal team trying to coordinate with Flynn’s legal team after he agreed to cooperate with the government? I wrote at the time what a garbage accusation it was.

Let’s just say that I’m getting tired of being right all the time.

Here’s the original source who caught this.

This is pretty crazy. The report is the size of a moderate length novel but Mueller just had to edit those lines out? And as the media ran crazy with accusations of obstruction of justice and witness tampering, Mueller sat idly by even though he’s been speaking out on other matters.

Those that are still hanging onto a virtuous image of “Saint” Mueller are delusional. This guy is as cunning and manipulative today as he was a decade ago in the Pan Am case.

John Dowd, who’s Trump’s lawyer in the call gave a comment (Techno Frog may lack the coveted blue checkmark, but he’s a legit insider on this stuff).

So there you have it.

Robert Mueller and his team purposely edited a call to remove context and to try to paint something totally innocuous as a sinister attempt at obstructing justice. This is exactly why he does not want to testify and why Democrats are not subpoenaing him. They know he’d get destroyed if forced to defend his report.

If Mueller was willing to do this, what else was he willing to manipulate in his report?

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AOC Accuses ICE Agents of Purposely Killing Children Because She’s a Moron

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I’m going to break one of my own rules. I normally refrain from name calling in headlines and try to not do it in the body of my articles unless it’s just unavoidable. I.E. calling people idiots, morons, etc.

Let’s call this an unavoidable situation. There is no more of an accurate way to describe this latest nonsense from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than moronic.

There are so many questions.

First, I’ll note that Jessica Valenti’s link above doesn’t work. While I can’t be sure what it said, what I can guarantee is that her description of what happened is almost certainly not accurate. She’s a dishonest hack and routinely misrepresents matters to push her rabidly pro-abortion views.

Also of note is that at the time that AOC reacted to the tweet, the link was still not working, which means she had no actual context for what she was responding to.

Regardless, AOC is comparing ICE agents having an accidental death happen in their custody to abortion doctors who purposely choose to kill children.

In short, she’s accusing ICE agents of murdering kids.

This harkens back to an episode a few weeks ago when a Democrat Representative made this same argument, accusing DHS of making policy choices with the intention of killing kids. That was quickly swept under the rug and the media completely ignored it. We didn’t even get one fact-check.

Now, we have AOC equating ICE agents with abortionists, asserting they are making the same affirmative decision to end the lives of babies. That’s her words, not my interpretation. She says it’s the “same thing.”

This kind of language is disgustingly vile but not unexpected from someone with very little mental fortitude. It probably never even crossed her mind how illogical her comparison was.

No matter what one thinks of immigration policy as a whole, CBP and ICE are doing everything they can to treat people humanely given the impossible situation at hand. They are not purposely killing anyone and in the rare event someone dies in their custody, accusing them of doing it intentionally is just gross.

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Legacy Time: Hillary Clinton Selfishly Uses College Commencement Speech to Talk Mueller and Bash Trump, Facebook

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Students ready to put years of hard work behind them, celebrate their graduation, and get started on their respective career paths were treated to a blatantly political and self-centered commencement speech given by twice failed candidate for president Hillary Clinton on Wednesday.

The Associated Press reports:

Clinton’s bluntly political speech to members of the class of 2019 at Hunter College was delivered at Madison Square Garden hours after Mueller made his first public comments about his probe into election meddling.

Referencing Mueller’s remarks, Clinton said the allegation that Russians had attempted to sway U.S. voters “deserves the attention of every American,” and she condemned Trump for largely dismissing Mueller’s work as a witch hunt.

“What we’ve seen from the administration is a complete refusal to condemn a foreign power who attacked our democracy,” she said. “We’ve got to deal with what has been investigated and reported.”

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“What do we do when people in positions of authority are not held accountable? When they defy requests from Congress? When they spread misinformation online?” the Democrat said, suggesting it was up to the graduates to find solutions to such problems.

Clinton also took a jab at Facebook:

“When Facebook refused to take down a fake video of Nancy Pelosi, it wasn’t even a close call,” Clinton told the graduates. “The video is sexist trash. And YouTube took it down but Facebook kept it up.”

The former presidential candidate then suggested that a message be sent to Facebook to show opposition to the tech giant’s decision, and she warned that the site would be “flooded” with “false and doctored videos” if nothing happens.

Her full speech can be viewed below:

Twitter users called Clinton out for using the speech to air her personal and political grievances instead of making it about the students:

Some Twitter users pointed out something I noticed, too: Some of the graduates sitting behind Clinton looked visibly bored and agitated:

As I’ve written before when she’s made similar remarks, it’s just really rich to see her of all people complaining about people in positions of authority not being held accountable, especially when you consider how Clinton herself managed to avoid indictment in 2016 in spite of all the evidence against her as it related to her email server scandal.

Clinton’s rationale for continuing to bang the Mueller drum is not just political, it’s personal – very personal. Her loss to Trump in 2016 had to be devastating to her. Very embarrassing, too, considering she was a “sure thing” if you listened to so-called political experts and polling gurus.

Some have called the investigation into Russian interference a “coup attempt” against Trump, but for Hillary, the investigation has been a way for her to soothe her bruised ego over the fact she was defeated. She’s convinced herself that without the interference she would have won the election.

The students at Hunter College deserved a speech that was centered around them, their accomplishments, and their futures, not a political bashfest with insinuations about what could have been for her in 2016. Clinton’s defenders will call this her greatest speech ever, but in reality this was not a good look for her. Not good a good look at all.

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Rand Paul Attacks Mueller Over Handling of Trump Investigation, Then Sets His Sights On Amash

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) has some things to say about the way both Robert Mueller and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) have treated President Donald Trump as of late, and he appeared on Fox Business on Thursday to air some grievances.

“The thing that shocks me is that someone like Mueller, who is supposed to be esteemed and has been around for decades, completely and fundamentally misunderstands our justice system,” said Paul while talking to Stuart Varney.

“The burden on the government is to prove that you’re guilty. Nobody proves that you’re innocent. You’re presumed to be innocent,” he continued. “So he’s out there, all over television, saying, “We never said, we never concluded the president was innocent.” Completely misunderstands our judicial system. You’re presumed to be innocent; they have to prove you’re guilty.”

“He was not charged. He was not indicted, so he is innocent,” he concluded.

Paul went on to say that it’s not right to assume someone is guilty because they never said they were innocent, and that innocence comes with the lack of a guilty verdict. According to Paul, Mueller “completely misunderstands that.”

Varney then turned the conversation toward impeachment, which Paul said would be a complete waste of time and that the people are sick and tired of hearing about it.

According to polls, he’s not wrong.

However, you can’t bring up the impeachment of Trump without bringing up the recent calls for it by Amash. Paul wondered aloud why a libertarian like Amash would want to support an investigation undertaken by the secret FISA court going after Americans:

So I don’t understand a libertarian who would take this investigation and say we should pursue it and impeach the president. It goes against everything libertarians are for. We don’t like too much power. We don’t like the secret FISA court going after Americans. Foreigners are one thing, but always we’ve been very concerned about the FISA court being used against Americans. So I’ve been talking with the president. I spoke with him last night about how do we try to prevent this from happening to the next president or to the Americans at large? I think the president is open to trying to figure out a way, either legislatively or through executive order, we can try to prevent this abuse of power from happening again.

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