BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 5 March, 2016


5 March, 2016

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Marc Dion: "Trump Supporters: 'You'll Be Sorry!'" (Creators Syndicate)
I had a friend who worked as a guard in a state prison.

Paul Krugman: Clash of Republican Con Artists (NY Times Column)
Donald Trump isn't the only fraud running for the Republican nomination.

Bad news for Donald Trump: a court strengthened a fraud lawsuit against Trump University (Vox)
Trump University wasn't a university but a multilevel marketing scam.

Josh Voorhees: The Fox News Debate Was Ugly, Rowdy, and Immature. Of Course Trump Won.(Slate)
Donald Trump's rivals stepped on the Fox New debate stage on Thursday with a game plan: to convince Republican voters in the upcoming primaries to vote for anyone but the current front-runner. Trump stepped on stage prepared with a dick joke.

Jamelle Bouie: Let Hillary Win (Slate)
If GOP leaders really want to stop Trump, they need to be willing to lose the election.

Jacob Brogan: All Those Bible Movies That Advertise During the GOP Debates, Explained (Slate)
The GOP primary debates have been fertile ground for advertisers. Thanks in part to Trump's telegenic anti-charm, the cost of running a spot spiked early in the campaign season. It's supposedly stayed high ever since, failing to decline significantly even after Trump pulled out of the Fox News debate in January.

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What cartoon featured Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Norville Rogers, and Velma Dinkley?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This actress was born Helen Lydia Mironoff in Hammersmith, London. By what name is she better known?

       Helen Mirren                                                      Source

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE (née Mironoff; born 26 July 1945), is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, having won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, after two previous nominations, for her performance as QueenElizabeth II in The Queen. In 2015 she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, after two previous nominations, for her performance in The Audience, in which she also portrayed Elizabeth II. The Audience was written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote The Queen. Mirren won her first of several Emmy Awards in 1993 for her performance as police detective Jane Tennison on the acclaimed ITV series Prime Suspect, which ran for a total of seven seasons between 1991 to 2006.        Source

Lois Of The Lovelorn was first and correct with:
   Apparently Helen Mirren was voted "Hottest Old Broad Still Alive". Good for her.

Alan J answered:
   Helen Mirren.

Randall wrote:
   I can't tell if this damn thing is working, even...
  the first name that came to mind was

mj said:
   My first memories of her in a movie
  Were from Excalibur. She was hot then, as Morgana, and is still hot now, the fabulous Helen Mirren.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Helen Mirren

Deborah responded:
   I know this one - that's Helen Mirren. She is a boss. She has class. And she's a damn fine actress.
  The last rainstorm didn't materialize, so I organized a 12 person, 65 mile bike ride for Saturday. We all hope we're rained out.

Adam answered:
   Helen Mirren? Yes...Helen Mirren!

Kevin K in Washington, DC wrote:
   That would be Helen Mirren, who before she was winning an Oscar for playing The Queen (2006), was quite the sexy minx back in the late 60's and 70's, in movies like O Lucky Man! (1973) and Caligula (1979) (both opposite a young and dangerous Malcolm McDowell).

John I from Hawai`i says,
   I'm guessing, "Helen Mirren."

Marian replied:
   Helen Mirren

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   Helen Mirren was and is still one of my all-time babes. I'd still do her! Damn you Taylor Hackford, I'm jealous!

   Waiting for another Storm to start

DJ Useo answered:
   Is it Helen Lydia Mironoff Jr?

MAM   wrote:
   Helen Mirren ~ Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen."

Joe S     said:
   Not gonna look it up, I just know it's Helen Mirren. Who else could it be? Carla and I watched a TV show where Helen Mirren was a cop with personal problems. I don't remember the title any more, it was quite a while ago. We watched it either on BBC or OBS, I don't remember which but it was probably PBS, they used to have a lot of British mysteries back in the day. Anyway we loved it and it was my first introduction to her, although Carla knew who she was.

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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Last Night

When I cough it sounds like a barking seal, and my voice is about 2 octaves lower than usual.

Been having fun with it.

Tonight, Saturday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS: The Expendable One', followed by '48 Hours'.

NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by an hourlong RERUN 'SNL' (from 11/03/12) with Louis CK and fun.
'SNL' is FRESH, with Jonah Hill hosting, music by Future.

ABC fills the night with LIVE 'NBA Basketball', then pads the left coast with local crap.

The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by a FRESH 'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.

Faux has a RERUN 'Rosewood', followed by a RERUN 'Lucifer'.

MY has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48: Drugs Kill', then another FRESH 'The First 48: Drugs Kill'.

AMC offers the movie 'Hard To Kill', followed by the movie 'Under Siege'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 13 - Episode 1
 [7:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 13 - Episode 2
 [8:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 13 - Episode 3
 [9:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-Global Survival Guide
 [10:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Norway: Edge of Survival
 [11:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Arizona
 [12:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Borneo Jungle
 [1:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Malaysian Archipelago
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 16-Birthright (Part 1)
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 17-Birthright (Part 2)
 [9:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 17-Heaven Sent / Hell Bent
 [11:30PM]    INSIDE MAN
 [4:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-The Impossible Planet-Part 1.
 [5:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Satan Pit-Part 2.     (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by the movie 'The Devil Wears Prada', then the movie 'The Devil Wears Prada', again.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Get Him To The Greek', followed by the movie 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'.

FX has the movie 'Here Comes The Boom', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups 2'.

History has all old 'American Pickers' all night.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George
 [6:15AM]    PORTLANDIA-Family Emergency
 [6:45AM]    SOAP
 [7:20AM]    SOAP
 [7:55AM]    SOAP
 [8:30AM]    SOAP
 [9:05AM]    SOAP
 [9:40AM]    SOAP
 [10:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can't Quit You Baby
 [10:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-What Is and What Never Should Be
 [11:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Heartbreaker
 [11:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Ramble On
 [12:15PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Over the Hills and Far Away
 [12:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hot Dog
 [3:30PM]    GET SMART
 [6:00PM]    THE MATRIX

Sundance  -   
 [7:00AM]    Donnie Brasco
 [10:00AM]    Killer Elite
 [12:30PM]    The Mechanic
 [3:00PM]    Cujo
 [5:00PM]    Pet Sematary
 [7:00PM]    Pet Sematary Two
 [9:00PM]    The Green Mile
 [1:00AM]    The Dead Zone
 [3:30AM]    Hap and Leonard-Episode 1
 [4:31AM]    Donnie Brasco    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption', followed by the movie 'The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power'.

 [6:15 AM]      West Of Shanghai (1937)
 [7:30 AM]      Trade Winds (1938)
 [9:15 AM]      Rusty Saves a Life (1949)
 [10:30 AM]      Fighting Fools (1949)
 [12:00 PM]      Young Frankenstein (1974)
 [2:00 PM]      No Way Out (1950)
 [4:00 PM]      Cape Fear (1962)
 [6:00 PM]      The Ipcress File (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      Sabrina (1954)
 [10:00 PM]      The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
 [1:00 AM]      Picnic (1956)
 [3:00 AM]      The Amputee, Version 1 (1974)
 [3:00 AM]      Grandmother (1970)
 [3:00 AM]      The Amputee, Version 2 (1974)
 [3:00 AM]      Six Men Getting Sick (1966)
 [3:00 AM]      The Alphabet (1968)
 [3:00 AM]      Premonition Following an Evil Deed (1995)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: Get the Stick! (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: A Friend Visits (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: Uncle BOB (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: My Teeth Are Bleeding (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: The Treadmill (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: The Doctor (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: Ants (2002)
 [4:30 AM]      DumbLand: The Neighbor (2002)
 [5:15 AM]      The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness (1972)
 [5:15 AM]      The Distant Drummer: A Movable Scene (1970)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Sunday   -  03/06/16

 [6:00 AM]      The Good Earth (1937)
 [8:30 AM]      New Moon (1940)
 [10:15 AM]      The Happy Road (1956)
 [12:00 PM]      Son of Lassie (1945)
 [2:00 PM]      A Foreign Affair (1948)
 [4:00 PM]      Desk Set (1957)
 [6:00 PM]      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
 [8:00 PM]      Send Me No Flowers (1964)
 [10:00 PM]      The Thrill Of It All (1963)
 [12:00 AM]      Berth Marks (1929)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Double Whoopee (1929)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Big Business (1929)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Angora Love (1929)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Habeas Corpus (1928)    SILENT 
 [2:00 AM]      Cries And Whispers (1973)
 [3:45 AM]      A Lesson In Love (1954)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #19 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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Mel Brooks and Screenwriter/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen seen at Columbia Pictures premiere of 'The Brothers Grimsby' at Regency Village Theatre on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA.
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Law School Drops Emblem


Harvard's law school, one of the most prestigious educational bodies in the world, announced Friday it would scrap its official emblem depicting a crest, in a row about slavery.

The shield, which says "Veritas" and shows three sheaths of wheat, was modeled on the family crest of a notoriously brutal 18th century slaveholder. It was adopted as the symbol of the law school in the 1930s.

Student campaigners have protested for five months for its removal, as demonstrations about race have increasingly rocked campuses in Britain and America.

Last week Harvard also decided to retire use of the title "house master" to denote staff who head up undergraduate residences, instead calling them "faculty deans" after students protested that the term harked to slavery.

The school set up a 12-member committee of staff, students and alumni to review the crest, and recommended 10 to two that the shield be axed.



Jennifer Garner, left, and Queen Latifah attend the "Miracles from Heaven" photo call at The London hotel on Friday, Mar. 4, 2016 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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How a Basket on Wheels Revolutionized Grocery Shopping


Scientists Use Geographic Profiling


Elusive street artist Banksy may have been unmasked - by mathematics.

Scientists have applied a type of modeling used to track down criminals and map disease outbreaks to identify the graffiti artist, whose real name has never been confirmed.

The technique, known as geographic profiling, is used by police forces to narrow down lists of suspects by calculating from multiple crime sites where the offender most likely lives.

The researchers used the location of 140 Banksy artworks in London and Bristol, western England. Writing in the Journal of Spatial Science, they said the artworks "are associated with sites linked to one prominent candidate" - Robin Gunningham, previously named in media reports as Banksy.

They said the study is not conclusive but "does provide some support for the theory that he is Banksy."



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Caitlyn Jenner

Reality star Caitlyn Jenner's offer to be a "trans ambassador" to U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz drew criticism on Friday from some members of the LGBT community, but major transgender rights organizations stayed out of the fray.

Jenner told gay and lesbian publication The Advocate in an interview posted this week that she admired Cruz despite the social conservative's stance on transgender issues.

The 66-year-old Olympic gold medalist turned television personality called Cruz a "great constitutionalist" and said she would like to advise him on questions relating to her community.

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said Jenner's comments highlight the fact a significant share of transgender people are Republicans.

"One would hope that transgender people would support philosophies that are helpful and not harmful to trans people," she said, adding that Jenner might have taken that into consideration before offering her support to Cruz.

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Jeri Ryan, a cast member in "Bosch," poses at the season two premiere of the Amazon original series at the Pacific Design Center on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Wedding News

Hall - Murdoch

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (R-Evil Incarnate) and model-actress Jerry Hall married Friday at an aristocratic palace in London.

They were photographed emerging with smiles Friday from Spencer House, which was built in the 18th century by ancestors of the late Princess Diana. The 84-year-old groom wore a business suit; the bride, 59, was in a navy skirt and a trench coat.

Murdoch's News U.K. confirmed Murdoch and Hall, who announced their engagement in January, had married.

It is the fourth marriage for Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel, movie studio Twenty-First Century Fox, publisher HarperCollins and newspapers in Britain and the United States. Murdoch has six children from his three previous marriages.

It is the first marriage for Texas-born Hall, a former supermodel and long-term partner of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. She and Jagger, who have four children together, had an unofficial private Hindu marriage ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, in 1990. During divorce proceedings in 1999 a British court declared the marriage invalid.

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Court Refuses To Defy Supreme Court


The Alabama Supreme Court refused Friday to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, cutting off a conservative bid to prevent gay weddings in the state.

The court issued a one-sentence order dismissing a challenge by a probate judge and a conservative policy group that wanted the state to bar gay marriage despite the landmark federal decision.

In one of several written opinions accompanying the order, Justice Greg Shaw called the decision a "clear refusal" to ignore the Supreme Court ruling last June.

Chief Justice Roy Moore, a Christian conservative who has repeatedly spoken out against same-sex unions, wrote that previous state orders barring gay marriage in Alabama remain. Most probate judges already are ignoring that directive, however, and hundreds of same-sex couples already have wed in Alabama.

While the court used only 11 words in its order, members of the all-Republican bench railed against the U.S. Supreme Court decision in multiple written opinions totaling 169 pages.



A worker holds a rare Beatles recording of "Til there was you" and "Hullo Little Girl" ahead of an auction of Beatles memorabilia at Omega Auctions in Warrington, northern Britain, March 4, 2016. The recording, which helped secure the groups first recording deal is one of over 200 lots in the "Beatles Collection" auction which will take place on March 22.
Photo by Phil Noble


The Cheese Caves of Roquefort | Amusing Planet


Gun Restoration Laws

North Dakota

The fatal shooting of a Fargo police officer responding to a domestic disturbance has spurred efforts to clamp down on North Dakota's gun restoration laws, which researchers say are among the most forgiving in the nation.

The suspect in the Feb. 10 shooting death of Officer Jason Moszer was convicted of negligent homicide for shooting a Grand Forks man in 1988, but state laws did not disqualify Marcus Schumacher from having his gun rights restored.

A lawmaker who represents the district where the shooting took place is proposing a bill prohibiting violent felons from possessing firearms.

"This happened right in our neighborhood. I could hear the shots from my window," Republican Rep. Blair Thoreson said. "People are concerned about what's being done."

Only a handful of states, including North Dakota, automatically restore gun rights - even to violent felons - after sufficient time has passed without requiring petitions or pardons, said Margaret C. Love, a Washington pardon lawyer who has researched restoration laws. She said felons in more than half the states can usually get back their gun licenses, although typically not for violent crimes.

North Dakota


Flowers are shown during a preview of the Philadelphia Flower Show on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The annual show has teamed up with the National Park Service to celebrate the country's natural treasures. The theme of the floral festival is "Explore America," marking the 100th anniversary of the park service. The nine-day show opens Saturday.
Photo by Matt Rourke


OLD HOLLYWOOD IN COLOR | …because it was never black & white


Pedophile Pediatrician Loses Appeal


A former pediatrician serving life in prison for sexually abusing scores of children has lost an appeal before the Delaware Supreme court.

A three-judge panel on Thursday rejected Earl Bradley's claims that his trial and appeal attorneys were ineffective, and that he was denied the right to have an attorney of his choosing. In a 21-page opinion, the panel upheld a Superior Court judge's ruling similarly dismissing those post-conviction arguments.

Bradley is serving 14 life sentences.

According to court records, police were able to document more than 100 incidents of sexual abuse. Prosecutors presented 89 separate incidents captured on video recorded by Bradley between 1998 and 2009, involving 86 individual children. The vast majority of victims were infants and toddlers, with an average age of about 3.

He was convicted by a judge in 2011. He waived his right to a jury trial after a motion to suppress evidence was denied.



Exotic dancers in body paint pose for the media during a news conference to promote the "Sex and Entertainment Expo" adult exhibition at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico, March 2, 2016.
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To Nationalise Diamond Mines


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced that the government will take over all the country's diamond mines to stop foreign firms syphoning off gems without declaring them.

"We have not received much (money) from the diamond industry at all," Mugabe said in a two-hour interview screened late Thursday by state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

"Our people... have not been able to see or hear what was going on and lots of swindling, smuggling have taken place and the companies that have been mining virtually robbed us of our wealth.

"We have decided that this area should be a monopoly area and only the state should be able to do mining."

Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa last month announced the government had seized diamond mines in the eastern Chiadzwa fields near the border with Mozambique after their licences expired.



This undated photo provided by the American Folk Art Museum shows a Masonic Appliqué Quilt being displayed in an exhibit of pieces from some of America's oldest secret societies including the Freemasons and Odd Fellows, at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. "Mystery and Benevolence" at the museum features over 200 objects, made by artisans and manufacturers between the 18th and 20th centuries.
Photo by José Andrés Ramírez


The Enigmatic Art of America's Secret Societies | Atlas Obscura


Top 20

Global Concert Tours

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

    1. Madonna; $2,666,481; $117.85.
    2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $2,200,305; $126.51.
    3. The Weeknd; $1,368,999; $77.08.
    4. Muse; $1,110,686; $57.42.
    5. Dead & Company; $1,073,079; $82.58.
    6. Juan Gabriel; $1,005,016; $114.42.
    7. Andre Rieu; $780,905; $100.58.
    8. Motley Crue; $774,144; $71.67.
    9. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $743,372; $56.05.
   10. Simply Red; $734,868; $68.06.
   11. Imagine Dragons; $636,845; $47.40.
   12. Zac Brown Band; $626,311; $49.99.
   13. Jerry Seinfeld; $543,706; $96.05.
   14. The Prodigy; $427,304; $55.14.
   15. Scorpions; $410,115; $60.45.
   16. Brad Paisley; $408,326; $49.65.
   17. Jeff Dunham; $363,173; $48.47.
   18. Nightwish; $290,427; $45.58.
   19. Shinedown / Breaking Benjamin; $241,728; $42.14.
   20. "Dancing With The Stars"; $189,038; $57.51.

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In Memory

Gayle McCormick

Gayle McCormick, the lead singer of the group Smith, which recorded the 1969 top-10 song "Baby, It's You," has died in suburban St. Louis.

McCormick died Tuesday of cancer. Her death was confirmed Friday by the Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home in St. Ann, Missouri.

McCormick grew up in St. Louis County before joining the short-lived group Smith, whose first of two albums, "A Group Called Smith," reached No. 17 on the Billboard chart.

"Baby, It's You," a cover of a song first performed by the Shirelles in 1961, was the group's only top-10 hit, reaching No. 5 on Billboard on Nov. 1, 1969.

McCormick left Smith in 1971 and released three solo albums. Her single "It's a Cryin' Shame" reached No. 9 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in November 1971.

Gayle McCormick


In Memory

Tony Dyson

Tony Dyson, who built the beloved, beeping Star Wars robot R2-D2, has died at his home in Malta, police said Friday. He was 68.

Dyson's body was discovered Friday in his residence on Gozo island. Neighbors had alerted police when Dyson, a British national who had lived in Malta since the early 1990s, didn't appear publicly for several days.

The police said no foul play is suspected. An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

The squat R2-D2 droid, a sidekick of C-3P0, became one of the world's favorite robots. He formed an important part of the Star Wars franchise and made a revived - and crucial - appearance in the latest episode, "The Force Awakens."

Tony Dyson



A worker displays paper pandas created by French artist Paulo Grangeon in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March. 4, 2016. The exhibit is part of the World Wide Fund's project where the 1,600 paper pandas symbolize the last pandas still present in nature.
Photo by Sakchai Lalit



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