THAT GOOGLE MANIFESTO REALLY PUT EXECUTIVES IN A BIND (Google and Women)


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By: Nitasha Tiku/Wired

A GOOGLE EMPLOYEE’S screed against workplace diversity thrust company executives into a tight spot: Discipline the author and risk criticism that Google is censoring speech, or stand by and inflame concerns that the company does not welcome women, an issue that is already the source of internal debate and a government investigation.

The 10-page missive was posted on an internal discussion board and went viral inside, and outside, the company Friday and Saturday. The document cited purported principles of evolutionary psychology to argue that women make up only 20 percent of Google’s technical staff because they are more interested in people rather than ideas, which the author considers an obstacle to being a good engineer. The author, James Damore, said Google’s liberal leanings and emphasis on training around “unconscious bias” have created an ideological echo chamber that make it difficult to discuss these issues openly inside the company.

Late Monday, Damore told Breitbart that he had been fired. (He confirmed this to WIRED, saying he was “fired for ‘perpetuating gender stereotypes.'”) Also Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees that the missive’s author had violated the company’s Code of Conduct, a Google spokesman confirms. In a memo first reported by Recode, Pichai said the author had crossed “the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

The post sparked an internal and external uproar, with many Google employees shedding their traditional deference to the company’s confidentiality agreement to criticize the memo, and their employer, on social media.

Google’s new vice president of diversity and inclusion posted a response late Saturday that underscored the internal tension. “Like many of you, I found that (the post) advanced incorrect assumptions about gender,” wrote Danielle Brown, in a company-wide memo first reported by Gizmodo. At the same time, she added, “building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions.”

Nicole Sanchez, the recently departed head of diversity at GitHub, understands the tension. “I guarantee this is the struggle they have inside the company: people who want to come out really strong against this manifesto and say there isn’t a place for this at Google,” she tells WIRED, while still maintaining “that an opinion shouldn’t jeopardize your job.”

“How do we ride that line that by law you are entitled to your opinions and write whatever you want but the culture we are trying to build does not support these ideas?” says Sanchez. “What you end up getting when something finally comes out is a such a compromise, a Frankenstein monster of a statement. Everyone got what they wanted and no one got everything they wanted.”

The controversial memo landed amid national debates over the limits of free speech and tensions within Silicon Valley over the role of women in tech companies, where most engineers, and top executives, are men. Speeches by political conservatives have been disrupted or blocked on many campuses. At the same time, several prominent venture capitalists have resigned their posts in recent months, following allegations that they harassed employees or entrepreneurs seeking funding. Google itself is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, which says it has found evidence of a gender gap in pay.

The post also drew some supportive comments on discussion boards for Google employees, underscoring that executives may alienate significant numbers of employees – and users – no matter what their response.

Before the firing, activists said Google’s response to the memo would demonstrate the company’s commitment to diversity. “Google can claim they value inclusion but this is a test of whether or not their values actually have any teeth,” Erica Baker, a former Google employee and cofounder of Project Include, told WIRED. “If they choose not to take measure against someone who has gone out of their way to make a large percentage of their coworkers feel excluded, then their inaction will speak much more loudly than their words have.”

Elizabeth Ames, the senior vice president of marketing, alliances, and programs at the Anita Borg Institute, which aims to advance women in technology, said tech companies historically have been reluctant to fire bad actors. “For years whenever anybody stepped forward with sexual harassment allegations, did anybody get fired? Not so much. Now we’re seeing at least some people held to account,” says Ames. She believed the author should have been fired for creating a “very divisive issue” inside the company.

In the memo, Damore took particular aim at Google’s recent emphasis on unconscious bias training, effectively claiming that hiring women and minorities is lowering the bar and he should be free to say that.

Even some Google employees who support the company’s diversity efforts wonder whether the company’s internal documents may have emboldened the memo’s author. Tim Chevalier, a Google engineer, says one internal document for reviewing prospective hires specifies that Google is not lowering the bar by hiring more women. The comment “came off as defensive and conceding ground,” he says.

UPDATED: 6:36 pm PT, August 7. This story has been updated to include Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s memo to employees. UPDATED: 7:02 pm PT, August 7. This story has been further updated to include Damore’s statement to Breitbart that he has been fired. UPDATED: 8:04 pm PT, August 7. WIRED included Damore’s confirmation that he was fired from Google.

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Maxine and the Demo’s get a failing grade


 

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Maxine Moore Waters is a political icon in California.  The fiery  Democrat  has represented Southern California for more than forty years.  The Congress woman’s resume is filled with accomplishments, including chairing the Congressional Black Caucus.

Today she is a social media star, riding a wave national popularity. Her tweets in response to President Trump has gone global.

In a hearing, last week in a meeting the Congresswoman asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin why he hadn’t responded to a letter she’d sent him in May requesting information about Trump’s financial ties to Russia.  Instead of responding to her question, the secretary complimented her for her service to California.  Avoiding her question, Ms Waters  responded, “Reclaiming my time.” She repeated the phrase — “Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time.”

Within hours, ” Reclaiming my time” went viral.  Tee shirts. songs, Reclaiming time.  The Congresswoman is hot commodity, sought by news and talk shows.

Last Friday on “The View”  Paula Faris brought up The Washington Post publishing transcripts of the president’s phone conversations with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, asking the California congresswoman if she was “disturbed” by the leaks.

“No, not at all. I am so glad they’re telling us what’s going on,” Waters responded, despite Faris saying the leaks “threaten our national security.” “I need to hear these conversations,” “This is his problem. He is in a White House where he’s got people working for him that don’t like him, don’t believe in what he’s doing and they’re trying to tell the american public.”

Paula Faris continued her argument. “America loses here though, he can not have a candid conversation with the leader of another country,” she added, “countries are not going to want to get on the phone with the leader of the free world.”   The View’s Jedediah Bila said “If this leak can happen for this president, that means it can happen for any president and other countries will look at us and say the United States of America, as a whole, is not a secure place.

Maxine Waters: “Let me tell you, the leadership starts at the top and it is this president that his own people have no confidence in,” she responded. “They’re undermining him because they want to see him stopped, they want us to do something, not every president will be treated this way.” 

“This man has no values, he lies, they know it and he’s the danger and they want us to do something about it,” Waters added.   Bila: “I hear you but it’s a scary thing to try to undermine the president because you don’t like his policy or don’t trust him and risk undermining the entire country in the process,”

“He is undermining the country,” Waters said, before the show went to commercial.

Maxine Waters position is similar to many of her Democratic Colleagues .

Impeach Trump

While Donald Trump polls numbers are falling . There is no collective data that suggests overwhelming success for the Democratic party 2018  In a resent ABC/Washington Post poll the news isn’t very positive for the Democrats.

While the Obama administration was responsible for turning the economy around.  The current president will reap the benefits of  current numbers.   By a very small margin, most Americans approve how Trump is handling the economy.   Last month, more than 220 thousand new jobs were added. The National unemployment rate is 4.4%

 52% of Americans say the Democratic message is they’re against Trump,

Democrats aren’t stirred, while like many Americans they are overwhelmed by the daily  barrage of Trump shockers and like Americans Democrats many are slowly becoming numb by the daily news.  With each news report the Democrats attack the Trump administration.  However, they have not offered alternatives to the American public.

While Americans overwhelmingly support the Affordable Care Act , the GOP owns the messaging.   Is the Democrat’s silence by design?     If the GOP were successful in completely dismantling the ACA, the Democrats might be swept into office. might!  Meanwhile caught in the middle are the millions of Americans who depend on the coverage.

Maxine Waters and the Demo’s represent a party without new ideas and direction.

 August 2016, 47% of Americans polled had a negative view of the party.  Last month 48% have a negative view.

The polls indicate,Independents disapprove of Trump. While there are cracks within his base, Trump has a firm grip on his supporters.  That base, unlike the Democrats and Independents are likely to support any candidate he endorses. 

The infighting could result in a split in the party much like the Tea Party in 2010.

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 From The Washington Post

 On Sunday, The Democratic Socialist of America got a chance to break away from the Democratic Party.  A resolution laid out all of the reasons, from the reported 57 percent of voters who want a third party, to the rapid success of the 2016 presidential bid by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to the laughable unelectability of the Democrats.

 

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said the Democratic Party has become a toxic brand and a failed party,” the resolution read. “The D next to a socialist or progressive’s name places them at a major disadvantage on Election Day. Why tie our strategy to a sinking ship?”

The resolution failed — easily so. While the judgment of 697 delegates to a socialist convention might not seen like a major Democratic Party development, it was telling of something that frequently gets lost. Democrats, for whom self-flagellation starts at birth and continues after death, have been moving as steadily left as Republicans moved right in 2009, when they last lost power.

That story can get lost in the more easily told narrative of Democrats in disarray. Last week provided plenty of material for that narrative, with the third major intraparty brawl of 2017 over abortion rights, and the decision of Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.), who’d become a Democrat to seek his first-ever political office, literally embracing Donald Trump as he switched back to the GOP. A Quinnipiac poll, otherwise larded with good news for Democrats, found that just 40 percent of Democrats had heard of their freshly announced platform, called “The Better Deal.”

Click the Link Below for the Full Washington Post Story

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/08/07/daily-202-democrats-are-moving-left-and-that-won-t-necessarily-hurt-them-in-2018/5987ab1e30fb045fdaef114d/?utm_term=.d392220e1ae9

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 “The Millennials”  

While the Democrats had a slight edge with Millennials in the 2016 election.  Many voted by default.  The Millennials aren’t happy with either group.   A third party candidate could easily capture a large percentage of the vote which would benefit the GOP.

The fragmented Democratic party needs a message that resonates within the party. The current and limited message of Impeaching Trump is an indication of the fragmentation. You often have to be careful of what you ask for.   Its very possible in the next year or so, President Trump may be impeached or leave office.   Waiting in the wings is Mike Pence. The former Governor of Indiana has a very conservative agenda.  Unlike Trump, he has experience in government and is respected in his party.  The Democratic Party hasn’t found away to capitalize in the current disarray of Trumps administration.  However, President Pence does not have Trumps baggage.  He has the ability to push through legislation.

Reclaiming Their Power

Who is leading the party?  Nancy Pelosi like Maxine Waters are shouting Impeachment from the comfort of  their Leather Chairs.  Elizabeth Warren criticizes Trump as she hawks her newest book.   Bernie Sanders is an island and Hillary is bitter.

Waiting for an Impeachment is very short sided and premature.   Its time to move on from talks of Impeachment, and to shore up its base.  Both parties could benefit from a major renovation bringing in fresh (younger faces and ideas) that would appeal to a fading demographic and to an emerging one. Or maybe its time for Americans to jump ship to other political parties that have their interests.

 

 

 

 CityFella

 

 

 

 

12 Unexpected Struggles Interracial Couples Face


By /Cosmopolitan.com

When it comes to interracial dating, the people who’ve been there will tell you there can definitely be struggles. In a recent Ask Reddit thread, interracial couples laid out the real obstacles they encounter daily that they weren’t expecting before they got together.

1. When literally no one thinks you’re together. “My husband and I went to Disney World with my side of the family. So there’s 11 black people and only one white man. We’re in line and when it’s our turn for the ride, they always cut the line off when it got to him,” says Reddit user captawesome1794. “Everyone had to explain that he was in fact part of our group and no, he wasn’t trying to cut us….”

2. When couple pics require more work than you’re used to. “I am white, she is black. Taking selfies in the sun is a bitch,” says Reddit user ehs5. “The picture either turns out way too dark or way too bright.”

 

3. When you both have to adjust to a few linguistic differences. One white man with a Hindu wife explains that “there’s a word in Tamil [her language] that literally translates to ’useless,’ but the Tamil word is often used colloquially to mean something closer to ’not currently needed,’” says Reddit user YWAK98alum. “But that doesn’t stop my wife from describing all kinds of people (including me, frequently) as straight-up ’useless,’ including to their faces, and then wondering why these people either get angry or just avoid her.”

4. When people make backhanded comments about your significant other’s race. Reddit user PM_ME_UNIFORMS, a white woman married to a Southeast Asian man, explains, “The worst part for me is the number of people (OK, women) who, after learning I’m married to an Asian guy, say something along the lines of ’Oh, I couldn’t, I’ve just never been attracted to Asian men!’ This is way worse than the people who ask things like ’does he speak much English?’ when he’s lived in Canada longer than they’ve been alive.”

5. When you have to deal with “jokes” about your race. Reddit user BananaTwinkie, an Asian woman, describes meeting her husband’s father, who is of German descent. She says he told her, “’You don’t have to squint, it’s not that dark in here.’ This was meant as a joke and I took it as such since there was not malicious intent, just ignorant joking. I replied with, ’Fuck you! Where’s the beer?’”

6. When people try to “guess” your partner’s ethnicity. “I’m a white woman married to a man who’s half Egyptian and half Native … The most surprising was how tactless some people are. ’What is he?’ just sounds so rude and I hear it way too damn often,” says Reddit user CatherineAm. “I’ve had people ask if he’s Mexican, Columbian [sic], Middle Eastern, Singaporean, and at one point someone asked if he was a Syrian refugee. Like I know that Egyptian/Native is uncommon, but it was like the people asking that had never even seen people from the backgrounds they were guessing.”

7. When people hit on you or your significant other because they don’t think you’re a couple. “I am a black woman married to a Korean man … people assume we are never together in lines, at bars, or social events (can’t tell you the amount of times men openly hit on me right next to my husband),” says Reddit user bflowyngz. “Usually only happens if we are just standing next to each other and not really talking. If we are talking, they assume we work together.”

8. When your kids aren’t sure of how to self-identify. “My wife is white, I am Asian. Children go through stages of self-identifying white or Asian,” says Reddit user unreplicate. “When he was young, my son was annoyed when my wife visited him during school lunch because his friends ’found out he had a white mother.’ Now, older, he is not much into Asian culture.”

9. When people don’t believe your kids are actually your kids. “I’m half-Korean and my wife is white. I have two kids. One kid is obviously of ambiguous ethnic heritage and the other is blond hair and blue-eyed … I never thought I would have to explain to my daughter that she is really my daughter,” says Reddit user gamerplays. “I have had people come up to me and tried to stop me from picking her up. I’ve had people straight out ask me who her father is.”

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10. When you’re surprised by who accepts you as a couple and who doesn’t. A white woman married to a South-Asian woman, Reddit user breakingupishard22, says, “The only thing that’s ever stood out to me is that people are always surprised that her Muslim parents are cooler with us than my white atheist parents. My dad has practically disowned me and hasn’t spoken to me in six years. My father-in-law is just happy his daughter married an accountant with a nice car.”

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11. When you can be harassed just for being in public together. “We were around a liberal town right outside NJ (New Hope) and we were spit on by a motorcyclist on his way out of main street,” says Reddit user Zeroeh, a white man with a black wife. He also added, “I was stopped by the police before and the cop actually pulled me out of the car and asked me if she was a prostitute and would not believe me until I showed our wedding photo that’s in my wallet.”

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12. When you learn that your relationship is so much more than what anyone else thinks. “At the end of the day, you are married to each other and not each other’s cultures or families,” says Reddit user bflowyngz. “You have to respect and love the person you lie down with at night.”

If you send this woman an unsolicited d*** pic, she’ll forward the pic to your mother


 

What is it with some men?   Most of us are really insecure about the size of our joy stick. American men are more insecure than other cultures.  In many countries, men of many ages,sizes wear bikini swimwear.    In American, our swimwear is very modest. With the gay community being the exception.   Enter the cell phone, there it is.  The Dick! Let take a few pictures.  Oh, I like this one. I think I will share this one with some unsuspecting women. She’ll go wild and want me!  (I’m guessing)  Some of my female friends like dick pics.  Others find them disgusting.  What the two groups of my female friends have in common, is receiving an unsolicited pic of the dick and what’s interesting, this happens to a wide age range of women. From pre teens to seniors.

Madi Strikes Back

(Before you read any further-think of the Star Wars Theme)

Arizona University student Madi Kohn was TIRED of receiving  unsolicited pics of  men’s junk on Tinder.

She warned visitors to her profile ,if you send her ANY unwanted pics of your dick.  She was going to forward that picture of your tired piece of meat to your mom.!                   (she didn’t use those exact words)

 

“Reading is Fundamental “

Enter Ryan: Ryan messaged the lovely Madi times before, she never replied.   Ryan stepped up his game and sent her PICTURES of his Oscar Meyer to her Instagram account which she believes he found via her Tinder account. 

MADI used the force via info from his pic and like a skilled Jedi, found Ryan’s mother!

 

 

“I tried to be civil when I wrote the message to the (mother),” Kohn said.

Ryan mom (a CityFella reenactment )

A picture of “Ryan’s Penis”, well isn’t that uninspiring” 

A day later, she received a reply — an apology in both English and Spanish from the shocked is mom, promising to speak to Ryan.

“She took it pretty well,” Kohn said. “She wasn’t turning around and attacking me. It was super nice.”

Ryan didn’t!  While he didn’t admit the pee pee was his.  He told Buzzfeed it was a private picture  AND “If that was ‘me’ what she did was illegal. You can’t share those types of ‘private’ pics without consent. I am not sure if you are aware of that.”  

Chicka Boom, Chicka Boom, dont chu just love it!

Home cheese deleted himself from the net.

This wont be the last time Madi will receive a unsolicited dick pic.  There are many Antony Wieners out there who will never get it.!

But be forewarned, Madi has keen Jedi skills and will find your mother! 

 

 

CityFella

Future Jedi Warrior

 

R. Kelly ‘Cult’ Member Joycelyn Savage Asks Dad to Back Off: ‘You’re Embarrassing Me’


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Joycelyn Savage, one of the young women whose parents allege that R. Kelly is holding in an “abusive cult” via an article published on BuzzFeed News and a press conference Monday, has issued a second video claiming that she is not being held against her will and asking her parents to leave her alone.

Possibly in response to media reaction to the first video — which was filmed indoors and in which she declined to say where she was or whether she was allowed to leave — the latest interview finds Savage outdoors, sitting on a park bench, and speaking in a slightly less stilted manner than the first.

“Dad, you know everything that’s going on with the media and the internet and what you have done is a complete disaster,” she said. “You need to stop, because right now I am fed up with everything you are doing. You’re embarrassing me and the  whole entire family.”

Click the Link Below for the Video and the rest of the story.

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/r-kelly-cult-joycelyn-savage-video-1202499166/

Magician: LOOK HERE! Not Here


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He got us!   A good Magician distracts the audience, he gets the audience to look right as he is working left.   Several major stories broke the day, he attacked Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on Twitter  The administration was aware of the stories. These stories would have normally dominated the news. Especially the additional 10 million Americans affected by proposed GOP health care law.   The other bombshell is possibly a first connection in the Russia investigation.    Good Job 45!

LOOK HERE:

Defiant Trump resumes attacks on ‘Morning Joe’ hosts, despite bipartisan criticism

Trump blasts states for refusing to hand over voter data

 

Not Here:

32 million people would lose coverage if Obamacare was repealed

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/30/news/economy/obamacare-repeal-trump/index.html

GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

Peter W. Smith portrayed the former general as an ally in an effort, independent of the Trump campaign, to find personal emails deleted by Hillary Clinton

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851

Trump move to repeal Obama water pollution rule draws praise, criticism

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/politics/local/story/2017/jul/02/trump-move-repeal-obamwater-pollutirule-draws/436334/

Long anticipated Trump-Putin meeting raises worries

Russia hawks and national security experts worry talk of friendship, unclear agenda might make Trump too eager to please.

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/trump-putin-raises-worries-240124

CityFella

Just Another Woman Bullied by the President of the United States


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No surprises nothing new to see, its just another women under attack by the 45th President of the United States.  As a candidate he attacked women and made fun of a person with a disability.  As a citizen he often objectified women and made crude comments about women in public.

As bullies go, our President is your basic male chauvinistic bully.  Thinned skinned, insecure and paranoid. An individual who rarely directly attacks an equal.  Women are ornaments is his world, their role is to stand and look pretty.

A women below his standard of beauty would never enter his orbit.

He will never be challenged by a woman.  Our President would never choose to appear on a national talk show featuring a woman or women.  Losing debates to Hillary Clinton was devastating.  Winning the election was bittersweet as he will go to the grave before conceding he lost the popular vote to a woman.

Despite his words and criticism, our President regularly watches  MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was a four term member of The House of Representatives  representing Florida’s first district.  Scarborough is well respected and watched by other politicians.

A Republican, he has been critical of his party and the President .  No more than other news pundits.  He has been more critical of the President than his co-host Mika Brzezinski

On their show, Scarborough said that he was concerned about the very personal attacks on Brzezinski. He noted that he will insult the president and call him a racist. “And for some reason, he always goes after Mika,” he said.

Scarborough elaborated during Morning Joe: “He attacks women because he fears women.”

“The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us,” Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote, adding that they “believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to ‘Fox & Friends.'”

Americans should not  be shocked, by the actions of our president.  He long told us who he is.  Supporters say, she and other news people had it coming . He is human and should be allowed to hit back !

But isn’t that counter to what we teach our children?  Sticks and stones.   Criticism is often the price that comes with being a public person. Before Trump, there was Obama, Bush. Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy and 35 other President who were criticized.  At 71, the cement is cast.  Its unlikely that the President will change.

Bullies are neutralized by calling them out. Saying this is unacceptable. The impact is greater when its amongst your peers.  Yesterday, many GOP women came forward and denounced his actions, some male leader came forward. While the women were more direct in their criticism of the President, the men were less so.

           Paul Ryan: “Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment.” “What we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate. And this obviously doesn’t help do that.”    Sen. Ben Sasse “Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski “do you want to be remembered for your tweets or your accomplishments?” Sen. Lindsey Graham, “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”Rep. Lynn Jenkins,”This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women.”  Sen. Orrin Hatch: “It’s incumbent on all of us, then — from the President to Congress on down — to be responsible for our speech.”Sen. Susan Collins “This has to stop — we all have a job — 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.”

The male dominated members of his party must speak forcefully not just for the country, but for  their mothers, grandmother’s ,aunt’s, sisters and the daughter’s they love.   This form of bullying is not acceptable at anytime by anyone.

 

CityFella

 

 

 

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