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May 28 08:43

In Stunning Threat to Free Speech Britain To Outlaw "Hate" and "Extremism"

So the government gets to decide what is "hateful" and "extreme?" I'm sure they will make sure that Zionists in Britain only say nice things about Palestinians!

This bill is aimed at Muslims and those on the dissident right. While some in Britain are extreme in their Islamic views, I see this bill also being used to outlaw discussion of Zionist crimes in Palestine and any open discussion of the Holocaust that doesn't back the official 6 Million story.

May 28 08:33

Britain is Set to Open the Door to Cancerous GMO

By Steven MacMillan

This summer, British scientists are expected to begin field trials of a genetically modified (GMO) potato dubbed by proponents the ‘super spud’, whose developers boast will be free of fungal diseases and other pest problems. GMO maize and rapeseed oil could also be grown in England by the end of this year, as Westminster is pushing for more GMO foods to be introduced into the UK food supply...

May 28 08:13

Thomas Rowsell - From Runes to Ruin: Anglo-Saxon Heathen Culture

Tom Rowsell is a writer, film maker and historian living in London, England. He holds a Master's degree in Medieval History and is a traditionalist with a perennial spiritual philosophy. Tom is with us to talk about his film, From Runes to Ruins, the first ever documentary about Anglo-Saxon paganism. To begin, Tom explains his motivation for creating a film that is meant to contribute to the identity and dignity of the people of today. We discuss the phenomenon of our disenchanted youth, many of whom amble on meaningless paths with no connections to ancestral roots or culture.

May 27 09:00

?‘Spying on everyone’: Tories to introduce wider-than-expected surveillance powers

The legislation, which some say is driven by the fallout of the Edward Snowden leaks, will include the controversial ‘snoopers’ charter’ as well as a concerted attempt to strengthen the security services’ capacity to capture bulk intelligence date.

No details of how this strengthening will take place have yet been released.

The extension of powers will come as a surprise to many, as will the speed with which they are being brought into effect.

May 27 08:45

Children targets of terror probes in UK

There are growing concerns about the U-K government’s anti-terror strategy after primary school children in London were given a questionnaire which appeared to target Muslim kids. Civil liberties campaigners object to the questions that risk future sanctions for the children and their families.

May 26 20:11

Labour, Tory and Lib Dem MPs had details of expenses deleted from Wikipedia pages

Details of MPs' expenses and opposition to same-sex marriage were deleted from their Wikipedia pages using computers from inside Parliament in the run up to the general election, a report has found.

Dozens of MPs had negative aspects of their online biographies removed or altered prior to the election in a bid to make them more electable, according to the Telegraph.

The changes include several instances of MPs' expense claim scandals being removed, as well as details of arrests and the use of "chauffeur-driven cars".

The investigation found these amendments to the MPs' Wikipedia articles were made on computers that had their IP addresses registered inside the Commons.

May 26 10:43

US Shoots Itself in the Foot Escalating Tensions With Russia, China, Iran

The Obama administration has repeatedly sent wrong signals to Russia, China and Iran, slamming the countries for non-existent expansionism and so far showing the disheartening dysfunction in America’s foreign policy, former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer Philip Giraldi underscored, according to Sputnik.

US President is shooting himself in the foot, but he should wake up and realize what is going on "before Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush arrives on the scene to make everything worse"the former CIA officer Philip Giraldi concluded.

May 26 09:21

Experts warn about UK security laws

A group of UK legal academics has sent a letter to the country’s MPs calling for a proper assessment of the risks posed by Britain’s security laws.

May 26 09:20

London to host anti-Tory rallies

Londoners are set to hold a large anti-government demonstration during the state opening of parliament on Wednesday.

May 26 08:38

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

First, we must learn the facts and face the truth that the U.S. is the biggest war maker in the world.

Second, we must commit ourselves and organize others to a true revolution of values and confront the corporations and politicians who continue to push our nation into war and inflate the military budget with the hot air of permanent fear mongering.

Third, we must admit what our country has been doing wrong, and we must make amends for the violence that the U.S. has waged on countries all over our world.

May 26 08:35

Why is the US Trying to Replace the Assad Government With al-Qaeda in Syria?

Be careful what you wish for

Regime change is full of unintended consequences.

In the case of Syria, our opposition to the Assad government is so obstinate that we are apparently promoting the defeat of a government that is not our enemy in order to replace it with one that is.

May 26 07:15

Britons not happy with current status quo

The prime minister and the president met at Chequers this week in an effort to reach an understanding.

May 25 12:24

‘Britain not bound by European court of human rights’

A British judge renowned for his report on press ethics, Brian Leveson says UK courts no longer automatically defer to European Court of Human Rights’ rulings.

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 10:30

Roger Scruton On The Rotherham Rapes Coverup

As an example of the cowardly, defeatist, ethnomasochist cancer rapidly eating away the vital organs of Western civilization, the “grooming” scandals in the English town of Rotherham have made less of a stir than they should have.

May 25 09:55

Muslims who stop shopping at Marks & Spencer could be radicals, warns top cop

Britain’s most senior Muslim policeman says teenagers who stop drinking and wearing western clothes may also be becoming extremists in stark warning

May 25 09:54

Fresh shame for Barclays as it's revealed that it paid a trader a staggering £170million AFTER the global economic meltdown

A trader at Barclays bank was paid £170million in the five years after the financial crisis brought the country to its knees.

Jonathan Hoffman, 42, earned the vast sum at a time when banks were under pressure to reign in bonuses to avoid the risky behaviour which triggered a global economic meltdown.

May 25 08:43

EU citizens banned from UK referendum vote

The British government has announced that citizens from most EU countries will not be allowed to vote in a planned EU referendum vote.

May 25 08:11

UK’s elite colleges not monitoring sexual abuse on campus

More than half of Britain’s elite universities do not keep records on the extent of sexual abuse perpetrated against their students, a report reveals.

May 25 07:30

Police Brutality in the UK

Over the past year, police brutality in the USA has become a global concern. The killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Grey triggered protests not just in their home states but worldwide, with a new campaign group “Black Lives Matter” emerging to protest the ongoing deaths at the hands of US police. The Oxford Union hosted a packed debate on whether the US is ‘institutionally racist’ earlier this year, and the deaths, protests and trials resulting from the killings have all made regular headline news.

May 24 21:47

Police brutality in the UK: The case of Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah

Over the past year, police brutality in the US has become a global concern, but the continued deaths at the hands of UK state officials have received far less attention.

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May 24 10:38

Paedophile Mason ran lodge set up for GCHQ

One of Britain’s most influential paedophiles was the head of a Masonic lodge founded and frequented by GCHQ spies.

May 24 09:14

Some 3,000 Vietnamese children enslaved by gangs in UK: Report

Some 3,000 Vietnamese children are enslaved by criminal gangs in the UK to work in brutal conditions in the European country, a report says.

May 24 07:18

Paedophile Mason Keith Harding ran lodge set up for GCHQ (UK's NSA)

The Sunday Express revealed earlier this month how Harding met MPs Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan in the 1980s when he ran a north London antiques store.

Thirty-five years ago he appeared alongside paedophile television presenter Jimmy Savile in a Christmas special of Jim’ll Fix It.

The lodge boasts of its Government Communications Headquarters heritage on its website.

A source close to Harding revealed: “The Mercurius Lodge is known as the Spies Lodge because it was set up by GCHQ and over the years many intelligence officers have become members.

“These are people trained to find out sensitive information and yet none of them had any idea of Keith’s background and past convictions.

May 24 04:27

Forced adoption in UK

Adoption without the consent of a child’s biological parents remains a controversial issue in the UK, one of only two European countries that practice “forced adoption”. Many families felt they had no choice but to seek refuge in Ireland or other foreign country. Human rights activists have raised concerns about social workers’ integrity and the fairness of the system.

May 23 15:32

Quarter of UK army personnel want to quit

A recent Ministry of Defence survey has found that a quarter of those serving in the UK's armed forces want to quit. In 2011 the number of military personell that were planning to leave or had handed in their notice was 16% but that has risen by almost 10% in the last 4 years.

May 23 14:12

Wrong email reveals UK's EU exit project

The Bank of England says it is studying the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of its work to the Guardian newspaper.

May 23 11:00

Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors

What is the issue, that gets little attention in the mainstream, is that the presidential candidates find it necessary to pay obeisance to ultra-powerful individuals who represent the interests of Israel, not the United States.

What exists now is a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country on steroids that undercuts American security.

For while the mainstream media is analyzing in microscopic detail Jeb’s stumbling over his Iraq war response, it naturally ignores that third rail in contemporary American politics, the power of the Israel lobby.

May 23 08:25

Labour peer Lord Janner was re-appointed to a parliamentary committee last JUNE - despite being 'too ill' with dementia to be interviewed by police over child sex claims

Alleged paedophile Lord Janner was re-appointed to a parliamentary committee last June despite being 'too ill' with dementia to be interviewed by police, it was revealed today.

The Labour peer was put on Parliament's joint committee on consolidation bills - which considers how to combine complex acts - six months after detectives raided his home in London.

It was also three months after detectives searched his office at the House of Lords, during their investigation into allegations against him of sexually abusing boys, Exaro has found.

His appointment also came shortly after police sought advice from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) because Janner's lawyers were claiming that he was in no state to be interviewed because of dementia.

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May 23 08:00

Did the Metropolitan Police send staff to Israel during last year's Gaza assault?

Last November, a post appeared on the blogging platform Medium which claimed that between March 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 - a period of six months - some 80 employees of London's Metropolitan Police had "travelled to Israel."

This overlaps in part with Israel's unprecedented assault on the Gaza Strip, which lasted from July 8 to August 26. During 'Operation Protective Edge', Israeli armed forces killed some 2,100 Palestinians, including more than 500 children.

May 22 15:37

State censorship: Tory minister slams Home Sec’s plan to sanitize UK TV shows

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of trying to introduce state censorship of TV broadcasters by a senior Conservative minister in a leaked letter.

Former Culture Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron in March to express his opposition to May’s proposal to give British broadcast regulator Ofcom new censorship powers.

May 22 14:17

UK cabinet clash in censor row

Former culture secretary Sajid Javid has publicly condemned Home Secretary Theresa May’s plans to censor British broadcasting in order to combat extremism.

May 22 13:31

BBC Admits to Broadcasting Pro-Israel Propaganda -

May 22 12:19

‘Astounding lack of oversight’: UK foreign aid decried by NGOs, cautioned by watchdog

The UK government has been criticized for the increasingly close relationships it has encouraged between businesses, aid delivery and development following an audit by a development watchdog.

May 22 11:17

Cash for influence? 38 British MPs accepted over £60k in gifts from tobacco firms

Tobacco firms have gifted British MPs with lavish hospitality worth over £60,000 since 2010, an investigation reveals. Almost 50 percent of these MPs voted against plain tobacco packaging in 2015.

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May 22 09:36

?Tory plans to seize illegal workers’ pay will push migrants into slavery - campaigners

Prime Minister David Cameron will give police new powers to seize the wages of illegal workers in a fresh bid to deter migration amid allegations the law will push vulnerable people into “modern slavery.”

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 09:28

UK police give rape victim £20,000

A rape victim who was not taken seriously and arrested after complaining to the police has received an apology and a £20,000 payout.

May 22 09:24

Cyber-attack leaves millions of British students without access to online resources

Millions of staff and students at over 150 centers of further education were left without access to their online resources following a cyber-attack on the University of London Computer Centre.

May 22 09:02

US embassy worker in London arrested for 'sextortion'

A State Department employee has been arrested on charges of scamming and blackmailing hundreds of women from his computer at the US Embassy in London.

May 22 08:46

UK Conservatives plan to scrap Human Rights Act

The incoming Conservative government is to replace the 1998 Human Rights Act with a British “Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.” It will curtail the power of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Britain, which has overturned a number of decisions in the British courts, including deportation orders and the refusal to grant some prisoners the right to vote in elections.

May 22 08:31

Tories plan to jail, fine illegal migrant workers amid highest immigration figures since 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new laws to prosecute migrants working illegally in the UK as immigration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net immigration reached 318,000 in 2014.

May 22 08:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 22 08:20

State censorship: Tory minister slams Home Sec’s plan to sanitize UK TV shows

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of trying to introduce state censorship of TV broadcasters by a senior Conservative minister in a leaked letter.

May 21 13:47

Ex-Lib Dem MP blames poll debacle on ‘Tory fear campaign’

Former business secretary and senior Liberal Democrat MP, Vince Cable, has said that he was the victim of a Tory fear campaign.

May 21 13:30

Justice system still failing UK disability hate-crime victims

Victims of disability hate-crime are still being let down by the authorities, despite earlier recommendations to change the system.

May 21 12:41

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 09:57

Video: Mass jamming of electric car locks in a British car park

A video posted on Facebook has shown a car park in Manchester full of cars with alarms going off while their owners stand around, confused as to why they can’t lock or unlock their cars.

No one at the Manchester Fort Shopping Park was able to lock their car’s doors on Sunday evening as a result of the attack.

The lady in the video – as well as many others – suspects that someone nearby is using a jamming device that essentially jams the signals used to remotely lock and unlock a car.

May 21 09:56

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 08:27

Daily Mirror owners to compensate celebrity phone-hacking victims

London’s High Court has ordered Mirror Group Newspapers to pay £1.2m in compensation to eight celebrities who were found victims of phone-hacking.

May 21 07:56

Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned last week following the party’s rout in the May 7 general election, but a crisis is already enveloping the contest to find his replacement.

May 20 14:51

Over 1,400 suspects investigated in UK historical sex abuse inquiry

Over 1400 individuals are under investigation by British police as part of an inquiry into a historic VIP sex abuse network believed to include celebrities and politicians.

May 20 14:47

Racist and misandrist "diversity officer" at University of London's Goldsmiths College could lose job after tweeting hashtag 'kill all white men'

The Goldsmiths diversity officer embroiled in a racism row could lose her job after allegedly tweeting with the hashtag "kill all white men".

May 20 14:45

Materialism, market fundamentalism and the global suicide epidemic

Graham Peebles argues that the materialistic values which promote individual success, greed and selfishness, and the market fundamentalism which so ardently promotes these values, lie behind the worldwide epidemic of suicide.

May 20 13:56

UK Professor says that if you read to your kids, you’re "unfairly disadvantaging" others

According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.

May 20 12:54

UK nurses to go on strike

Britain’s Conservative government is on a collision course with NHS nurses who are threatening to go on strike if their wages are cut.

The Royal College of Nursing announced on Monday that it will take industrial action if the government goes after its election promise of a “truly seven-day NHS”.

May 20 09:41

NHS letting down dying patients

A health commissioner’s report has detailed systematic failings in end-of-life care provisions that have resulted in dying patients being severely let down and distraught.

Julie Mellor’s report has outlined some of the appalling cases where pain and suffering in a person’s final hours could have been reduced or prevented all together.

May 20 09:17

1400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry

UK police have investigated more than 14,000 individuals, including politicians and celebrities, over allegations of child abuse in the past.

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) revealed on Wednesday that the group, which coordinates separate abuse allegations across Britain, is looking into potential links between multiple British investigations into past child sex abuse.

May 20 09:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

May 20 09:16

Over 1,400 suspects investigated in UK historical sex abuse inquiry

Over 1400 individuals are under investigation by British police as part of an inquiry into a historic VIP sex abuse network believed to include celebrities and politicians.

Information released by Operation Hydrant, the group of police officers tackling the alleged ring, said that the 1,433 suspected offenders included 76 politicians, 43 musicians, and 135 from film, television and radio.

A further 216 were revealed to have died.

May 20 09:11

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

The truth must be told from the outset: I hope Israel is suspended from FIFA.

A soccer ban doesn’t kill anyone. A boycott spills no blood. It is a legitimate weapon to establish justice and apply international law. Israel supported and supports boycotts, and encourages them: against Hamas, against Gaza, and, of course, against Iran. It even joined the boycott against South Africa, albeit in spite of itself. Now its turn has come.

May 20 09:07

Song for Yemen

A short video and song by Finian Cunningham - Inspiration by Bente Petersen, dedicated to the children of Yemen.

Song for Yemen (Lyrics)

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When kings and presidents say they’re right
To bomb the poor day and night

And the whole damn world just stays quiet
And the whole damn world bows to might is right

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

And the whole world looks away
And the whole world looks away

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May 20 08:07

Welcome to the Era of Stop-Go Austerity

British Prime Minister David Cameron won a second term this month after the Conservative Party secured a majority in Parliament.

Sometimes good things happen to bad ideas. Actually, it happens all the time.

May 20 08:07

UK kids turn obese at younger ages

British children are becoming obese at younger ages, according to a major study.

The study by University College London (UCL) warned on Wednesday that the average age at which Britons first become obese is decreasing.

May 20 07:46

Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again

Since the crash, British politics has been one epic act of misdirection. Lay off those bankers who shoved the country into penury! Just focus on stripping disabled people of their benefits. Never mind the millionaire bosses squeezing your pay! Spit instead at the minimum-wage migrant cleaners apparently making us poorer. So ingrained is the ritual that when a minister strides into view urging the need for “a grown-up debate”, we brace ourselves for another round of Blame the Victim. The only question is who gets sacrificed next: some ethnic minority, this family on low pay, that middle-aged dad who can’t get a job.

Here is how political misdirection works in real time.’

May 20 07:44

A second referendum may be the price David Cameron pays for playing England against Scotland during his election campaign

As ye sow, so shall ye reap. In the case of David Cameron and Scotland, the Prime Minister has spent the past few months sowing the seeds of discord between England and Scotland; he is now going to reap a whirlwind of revivified Scottish nationalism. On his visit to Edinburgh, Mr Cameron will glimpse the first straws in the wind. Nicola Sturgeon, as the whole UK has come to see in recent weeks, is more than a match for the Prime Minister and, while the proceedings will be no doubt polite, Mr Cameron will be left in no doubt as to the scale and strength of Scotland’s ambitions.

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May 19 22:02

GCHQ’s Rainbow Lights: Exploiting Social Issues for Militarism and Imperialism

Over the weekend, the British surveillance agency GCHQ — the most extremist and invasive in the West — bathed its futuristic headquarters with rainbow-colored lights “as a symbol of the intelligence agency’s commitment to diversity” and to express solidarity with “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.”

May 19 14:39

UK rail workers vote for national strike

Workers at Network Rail (NR), the UK state-owned track operator, have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a derisory four-year pay deal and the threat of further job losses.

May 19 13:51

UK most unequal country in EU

A new report says that the UK is the most unequal country in the EU.

The report by the Dublin Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions also said the EU’s agency for life at work, found that the UK had the worst Gini coefficient of any EU member state.

May 19 12:09

Hate crimes on rise in UK

An Islamic center in UK has condemned a spike in hate crimes across England and Wales since 2012.

May 19 11:56

Britons protest against Tories’ austerity cuts

Hundreds of Britons have staged anti-austerity protests against the new Conservative government’s planned cuts to public spending.

May 19 11:25

Losing the American Republic

Decades of letting neocons dictate a hawkish foreign policy have put the American Republic in profound danger, just as presidents from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower predicted, warnings that Americans must finally take to heart...

We may lament our poverty of leadership, but there are ways to make it function. “Princes,” since long before Machiavelli have always used advisers; some even listened to them. Surely the capable people among us — like the “wise men” who whispered in the ears of those earlier leaders — can guide today’s leaders toward more viable policies and away from the chaos that engulfs us.

May 19 11:00

UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity

The Conservative government in Britain is preparing to enact new legislation that, under the guise of the “war on terror,” will vastly expand police-state powers and essentially criminalize speech and other political activity.

May 19 10:13

North England people urge integration with Scotland

Tens of thousands of people in North England have signed a petition demanding to break away from England and join Scotland.

May 19 09:24

UK fails to release ‘Butcher of Bahrain’ cable

William Pfaff died on April 30, 2015. His death is nothing less than a serious loss to the shrinking number of American daily newspaper columnists who question and contest American Exceptionalism and its “unnecessary and unwinnable” wars.

May 19 08:42

Scotland threatens London with 2nd independence vote

Scotland has threatened London with a second referendum on independence if Edinburgh’s demands for more powers are ignored by the UK’s new Conservative administration.

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