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Fuck you is more than a policy

Posted April 18, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

... it's a philosophy.

More gold from the internet backlash to #Australiansforcoal.

With thanks to Professor Boylan for the heads-up.

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Murphy mumbles...

Posted April 18, 2014

Strange to watch this on the same day that my semester load has been cut in half due to my current employer's unwillingness to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

I feel like I'm trapped in an ideological sandwich while they take turns ass raping me.

Respects,

Murph

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted April 18, 2014

No worries, mate: the "trickle down" economic theory will provide lube for that ass raping. The lazy, no good underclass get no lube. But those who work have earned some lube. Not too much, of course. That would obscure the intended message.

Murphy ducks in to say...

Posted April 18, 2014

I don't need any lube.

I'll take it like a man.

I guess.

Barnesm is gonna tell you...

Posted April 19, 2014

Whenever someone says "trickle down" economic theory why do I feel like someone is pising in my pocket?

damian ducks in to say...

Posted April 22, 2014

The trickle-down is actually down the inside of your thighs

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Halwes asserts...

Posted April 18, 2014

The bosses have a solution for the underclasses lube drought. They have this neat little process that converts coal to oil. Of course it's hideously expensive to produce and fatal to the environment. I'm afraid ideology has nothing to do with it. This world is ruled by BHP and Rio Tinto's gangster energy tycoons, money, corruption and violence. Ideology is a smokescreen. The new opium of the masses. The best we can do is try and preserve the parts of our own local environment that aren't corrupted, and therefore aren't wanted, by the corporations. When the masses eventually say fuck you there may be pockets of hope still existing.

Murphy mutters...

Posted April 18, 2014

Yeah.

Fuck you.

It is the new policy.

Anthony is gonna tell you...

Posted April 18, 2014

Having worked on the Brown Coal Liquefaction (Victoria) pilot plant in Mowell for the entire seven years of the project, I can assure you that coal to oil is not hideously expensive to produce. The Coal Liquefaction pilot plant in Morwell had a break even price of oil at $60/barrel. The reason for not proceeding to an eventual commercial plant was that there was no immediate need as oil supplies became reliable again.

The rationale behind the project (which came out of the first oil crisis) was to ensure that sufficent oil supplies would be availble for emergency use in the event of supplies becoming unreliable for whatever reason.

It's also not particularly worse for the evnironment than any other use of oil and is a lot better than using brown coal for electricity generation. The "fuck you" atttudes can be nicely shown by the removal and sale of fire fighting equipment from the Hazelwod open cut mine wich diectly contibuted to the recent issues.

While we certainly need to move away from fossil fuel use (especially the use of brown coal since it's particulaly nasty stuff to burn) , the argument for doing so is not helped by exaggerated statements. When you make statements that are provably wrong you give the "fuck you" lot a free kick,

Coal burning however is by far the worst contribution to greenhouse gases. The coal industry is very happy to see more and more emissions regulations coming in for motor vehicles as it distracts from their contributions. Motor vehicles world wide conribute around 18%. Until proper renewable methods of power generation occur, implementing more and more electric vehicles merely adds to the pofits of the coal industry. It doesn't particularly decrease greenhouse gas production. It does shift visible polluton away from cities but the same greenhouse gases are still emitted fom the generators.

Tnterestingly I've yet to hear about anyone protesting the Indian cattle population which contributes 18% of all methane to the atmosphere.

Anthony has opinions thus...

Posted April 18, 2014

Geez I hate using the "keyboard" on this tablet. For some reason it doesn't like some lettrs...

Halwes mutters...

Posted April 18, 2014

Give me a break. If it was $60 a barrel and not environmentally bad we'd be making it right now and stiffing the arabs for their $100 a barrel high sulphur content crap. What happens to what's left of the coal when the oil has been taken out? Hideously expensive is the cost of the whole process not just the end product. For example I understand that there is a very high use of water to refine this stuff and a problem with what to do with the waste water as well as the coal waste. Interestingly though there were some really good statistics on the abc last week about how owning one dog is the equivalent of two landcruisers as far as green house gas goes. This included the cost of food production to the environment for the dog as well as waste emissions. As for the Cows in India. They are sacred and can't be touched as is the fossil fuel industry. I do agree about the false feelgood factor of electric cars though. I wonder what wonderfully clean power source the people that drive them think that their chargers are plugged into.

JBtoo puts forth...

Posted April 18, 2014

In many cases, solar - and at least they are trying to do something positive, not ignoring the problem or sitting back and whigeing about it.

Halwes is gonna tell you...

Posted April 18, 2014

Unfortunately trying to be positive isn't going to work. The greenhouse gasload of an electric car construction is very high as is the cost of manufacture and transport to the vehicle manufacturing site of the batteries. I'm pretty sure that hydrogen power is the future and mucking about with expensive, hard to dispose of batteries as base load sources shouldn't be where all our research and development dollars goes. Then you get back to vested interests and corruption, big coal and corruption and politics and corruption. Trying to be positive doesn't cut it with this mob.

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drmarkhayes reckons...

Posted April 18, 2014

We need to find out the real names of these people in this "advertisement", and then find out their employers, and have a word with them about reviewing their employment conditions. If any of them are public servants, or related to public servants, we can at least warn them of the recent edict from the PM & C's office that it is against PS regulations for public servants, or their families, to criticise government policies even anonymously or in a so-called private capacity in off-working time. A Note needs to also be made in their File. They're also ignorant because they obviosly cannot spell 'cognitive dissonance' or understand the current correct philosophy of combined neo-liberalism and post-modernism as brlliantly demonstrated by Mr Hebderson on ABC TV's Lateline recently ~ http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/lateline/video/201404/LATs_WedForum_1604_512k.mp4

tqft ducks in to say...

Posted April 18, 2014

Thanks for that link meant to find it the other day.

Am wondering how long before it disappears down the memory hole

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Shell mutters...

Posted April 18, 2014

The opiate of the masses is, and has always been, opium,

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted April 18, 2014

I've never tried opium. Religion, yes, but not opium.

w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted April 18, 2014

I remember Opium in the 80's. Very popular.

You would suddenly collapse back onto the wall of the elevator, eyes watering, throat constricting. Desperate to diagnose that your impending respiratory collapse was temporary, you would force out the question.
"Cough, uuurrgghh. Opium?"
"Yes." she would coquettishly reply, flattered you had noticed.

Man! that was one intense perfume. Yves Saint Laurent, I think. It went with padded shoulders.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted April 18, 2014

Nope. Not for me. I will stick with more mundane inebriants.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted April 18, 2014

Nope. Not for me. I will stick with more mundane inebriants.

NBlob asserts...

Posted April 20, 2014

Chicken.

NBlob reckons...

Posted April 21, 2014

No, no. You misunderstand. I was recommending chicken as an opiate-lite option. I have found 5 or 6 pieces of really good chicken can induce an opiate like satiation. Obviously it is an order of magnitude less, but it can serve as a parallel.

NBlob mutters...

Posted April 22, 2014

Pfft amateur. I assume, for no good reason other than rank generalisation, that the divine Mrs PNB has a couple of uncles that could coach you in the ways of soul-food gluttony.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted April 22, 2014

I can't wait to tell her you said so.

w from brisbane mutters...

Posted April 22, 2014

We took PNB's advice for the Super Bowl gathering I attended.

PNB's Super Bowl prescription : Buffalo wings (it's actually chicken) washed down with Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA (7.2% alcohol).

Well, it worked. When the wives arrived at 5pm, they encountered 4 blokes deeply asleep. Wow, that really was an opiate-like satiation. We could see why they call that beer Torpedo.

w from brisbane puts forth...

Posted April 22, 2014

The game was too one-sided, but we had a great time. The beer and wings were a great success. Even some visiting roofers stayed and joined the festivities. When you crack your first beers at 9am, you know it is going to be a good day.

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Dr Mark Hayes reckons...

Posted April 18, 2014

Hon Senator Brandis, Attorney General and Minister for the Arts, has just announced the Abbott Government's policy on the climate change "debate", no doubt ahead of his colleague, Hon the Minister for the Environment, Mr Hunt, rolling out the Government's direct action policy.

Because this is a Commonwealth Government Minister saying this, it is Govcernment Policy, and all public servants are duty bound to support it, and the more loyal will actively promote it, not only through their work but also privately, because public servants, under the new PM & C edict, must not have opinions which differ from those of the Minister.

Senator Brandis, you've made my Easter Friday!

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Shell would have you know...

Posted April 19, 2014

Am certainly not advocating that anyone try opium. Was merely quipping in response to another comment. Around the turn of the century some 25% of males in China regularly used opium. It wasn't an accident. Given the rise of use if opiates, such as OxyContin in the US am making the observation that if you want populations distracted, lethargic, indifferent, there is no opiate like opium. Do not try it. And no, have never tried it myself.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted April 20, 2014

I thought you were riffing on Marx.

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Shell mumbles...

Posted April 20, 2014

Yes. That too. 'Religion is the opiate of the masses.'

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Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted April 20, 2014

Seriously?

People are worried about coal because of the Science?

What do these Scientists conclude about WTC 7's collapse?

Why would you believe them?

The 'Company' is correct.

Fuck You and your children and grand children.

You don't deserve to live you are all so stupid.

Di MotherFuckers.

DI

Dino not to be confused with swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 20, 2014

ONly two comments per thread I promise!

Wanna See a 'Climate Scientist' suck my dick.

Their argument will be as follows-

"'Be that as it may' the Science about this is correct and proven..."

=Suck my dick Climate Scientists-

Al Gore first, then Tommy Lee Jones his cocksucker roommate, then Tim Flannery(OMG TIM FLANNERY THANKS FOR THE DEsal)

Any othe 'Climate scientists' want to suck my dick?

I don't like pollution.

I think the power stations need to change.

But Climate 'Scientists' are to be avoided.

The suck dick for money.

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NBlob has opinions thus...

Posted April 20, 2014

I am concerned about marketeers degrading the public's perception of authority by using the trimmings & trappings of authority to peddle their wares. If I was consistent I'd also be worried about parodies dressing as Coal execs. But Fk 'em.

History is littered with villains who have profited from the exploitation and degradation of others. Those in control of Union Carbide knew precisely what they were risking in Bhopal. Ditto the owners of the Exxon Valdez, and the BP Deep Water Horizon rig. I just hope that at some stage they'll be dragged squeezing from their calf-skin upholstery and held to account. Preferably with some vigorous jabbing & a little fire.

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Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted April 21, 2014

Bifurcation Alert.

Some people produce children so they can have them suck Turkish dicks, let alone get fucked up the arse by a Maltese.

The money is good.

Produce kids and sell them.

Happens in Australia.

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Dino not to be confused with mumbles...

Posted April 21, 2014

Yeah I know, more than two posts.

Computer has come back with an answer-

Gavno

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"We want to make sure we represent your needs and interests, or at least a version of your skin colour"

Posted April 1, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

The text for this generic brand ad first appeared on McSweeney's, ">where it was very witty. But it reached genius level when applied to stock video of the sort used by petrol companies and McDonalds to convinceus they're not just corporatised psychopaths.

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Bondiboy66 has opinions thus...

Posted April 1, 2014

Brilliant. I've being trying to find an ad for HSBC thats been on my mind for days, that fulfills everyone of those cliches. Basically generic 'smug business investor' bloke attends various world locations, looking at stuff like factories, views of Hong Kong, wanky office buildings. Sort of like the late Kim Jong Il. All the while spruiking corporate-speak nothingisms like 'when I am asked ifI should invest in business I say 'what business should I invest in?'' and other such utter horseshit. It used to make me want to throw things at the TV when it was being shown...essentially it was the same ad with an actual brand name inserted.

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon would have you know...

Posted April 2, 2014

i just vomited up my breakfast. Fortunately it was in the shape of a generic human being holding a loveheart shaped Earth.

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McBain, The Movie is an actual movie, four minutes long & ten times more addictive than marijuana

Posted March 27, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

As a longtime Simpsons obssessive I was delighted to discover that if you put all the McBain clips together it forms a coherent narrative.

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Maddoug swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted March 27, 2014

Ah McBain, you've done it again.

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BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted March 27, 2014

This - this - is why Malcolm Turnbull and Al Gore the interwebz.

BigWillieStyle ducks in to say...

Posted March 27, 2014

"Invented" should've been the 3rd-last word there.

Dick would have you know...

Posted March 27, 2014

Na, the original comment sounds good, BWS. Fits more into a cooments section.

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Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted March 27, 2014

Its an impressive example of foresight on the aprt of the writers.

Any authors we know have included such an easter egg in their written works?

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Aaron ducks in to say...

Posted March 27, 2014

Barnes, Does hitlers mein kampf count? Although it was an extremely awful Easter egg

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tqft puts forth...

Posted March 27, 2014

Obviously Dave vs Monsters needs more shooting and exploding & a love interest or some such. Research right?

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Blarkon mumbles...

Posted March 27, 2014

It could be an episode of Archer

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Dave W swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted March 28, 2014

Is it possible to both +1 and "like" this?

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pi mutters...

Posted March 28, 2014

That's gold.

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Louis CK on violence against women

Posted December 16, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Treating the ladies poorly is not funny. But Louis CK is.

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Murphy swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 16, 2013

My motto?

If you gotta beat 'em to keep 'em them best let 'em go.

Never understood it myself. I can understand wanting to clobber someone, anyone. What I don't understand is why you'd do it if you absolutely didn't have to.

Respects,

Murph

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BigWillieStyle swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 17, 2013

Just do what I do. Get a punching bag and glue a picture of Piers Boltbrechtsen on it. All of your clobbering needs catered for, and nobody gets hurt.

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Lulu mumbles...

Posted December 16, 2013

Of course it's the commie-femo-nazi ABC which has shown his show in the past.

pi is gonna tell you...

Posted December 16, 2013

Commie? That's a bit high-brow isn't it? I think the technical term is 'pinko'.

BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted December 17, 2013

I believe the full and correct term is "Marxist/Socialist/Communist/Feminist/Politically-Correct/Catering-For-The-Latte-Sipping-Inner-City-Elites/Abbott-Hating/Taxpayer-Funded/Leftist/Labor-Loving/Have-I-Already-Mentioned-It's-Taxpayer-Funded?/Greens-Agenda-Pushing ABC.

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Surtac would have you know...

Posted December 16, 2013

I think I stand with Murph on this. If violence is necessary to 'maintain' the relationship, then the relationship is wrong.

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Nocturnalist mutters...

Posted December 16, 2013

+++ What I don't understand is why you'd do it if you absolutely didn't have to.+++

For a start, there seem to be an awful lot of men out there whose personal definition of "I absolutely had to" encompasses situations like "I've had a crap day and the boss yelled at me in front of everyone and I spilled coffee on myself this afternoon and the guy in the newsagent was rude to me and I badly need to feel powerful and dominant again and a nice short cut to that feeling is to see someone else cowering under my fists". Just for example.

Murphy has opinions thus...

Posted December 16, 2013

Hmm, in my mind, physical violence is for deterrence and defense if the former fails. A little menace to get compliance out of someone isn't out of line in my book but you don't use that on the woman you love.

And it isn't that I don't have the crap days or experience anger. Oh no, anger and I are old companions, we have tea together on a daily basis in fact. Yet I don't go upstairs after a frustrating day and throw the Woman I Love against the wall to pound the crap out of her nor do I torture my mother simply because I'm having a bad day.

There is enough pain and suffering in the world. No need to bring it into one's relationships with loved ones.

I should add that from what I've read, I'm a prime candidate for being a wife beater, having had the crap kicked out of me by the child beating, adulterous son of a bitch that was my sperm donor. Of course, I'm also supposed to be smoking two packs a day since I come from a home of smokers.

Just wired differently, I guess.

Respects,

Murph

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John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted December 17, 2013

You're a contrarian, Murph.

Nocturnalist puts forth...

Posted December 17, 2013

+++Hmm, in my mind, physical violence is for deterrence and defense if the former fails.+++

Commendable, and pretty much the same page I'm on. The point is that a lot of people aren't on that page.

Murphy puts forth...

Posted December 18, 2013

Birmo, uh, you are just now getting the memo?

Noc, well, I'd be a pacifist otherwise.

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Murph

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NBlob swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 17, 2013

Instead of "Lions, Tigers & bears, Oh No" Dorothy should have said "Men who look just like my dad & brothers, oh no."

One of my oldest mates has worked for 20 years in a domestic & sexual abuse suport organisation. Jeebus, what a dysfunction foundry.You simply wouldn't believe some of the war stories she trots out, if they weren't from the horses mouth, so to speak. I simply cannot imagine the headspace of a man who'd use violence against a woman he supposedly loves.

She recently posted a gant chart of Causes of Rape, of the proposed causes; Slutty clothes, bad luck, drinking, being in the wrong place at the wrong time & rapists, it ascribed 100% of blame to rapists.

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she_jedi has opinions thus...

Posted December 17, 2013

Did her diatribe about fiction mean ALL fiction, or just the pretentious wankery passing itself off as "worthy" literature? Because I will defend escapist fast paced 'splodey fiction to the bitter end.

John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted December 17, 2013

Just lit fic.

Murphy reckons...

Posted December 18, 2013

When women say, "splodey fic," do they mean something different than what we men mean when we say, "splodey fic?"

Just wondering.

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Murph

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Take a ride on a Mig31

Posted December 6, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Via Beeso.

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HAVOCK21 asserts...

Posted December 6, 2013

yeah...fkn gotta love that!...FKN FAST! I would have dropped the nose over the lake and went looking for a trawler to fkn buzz!!!!!!

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Barnesm is gonna tell you...

Posted December 6, 2013

Surely this required a soundtrack of Kenny Loggin's Danger Zone

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan puts forth...

Posted December 7, 2013

MiG31 my ass. That was a MiG25 if it was a MiG at all.

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 7, 2013

That's some ass.

HAVOCK21 ducks in to say...

Posted December 8, 2013

Zactly Barns, some arse, spesh as its in the REAR of the two seater, Mig 31.

FOXBATS are single seaters Paul...only enough room for one ego in them, But not as good as the FIREFOX and I dont mean the fkn browser either, older persons will know what I mean!

Dino not to be confused with swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 8, 2013

Haves,

How bad was the Clint movie?

One of those books that doesn't transfer to the shiny screen.

HAVOCK21 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 9, 2013

Dino, very bloody badly..yes, there was actually two book from mem about it, second one was the race across the lake etcf in the snow. Bloody long time ago, but both were really good, but yeah..MOVIE could have done way better. If they re made it now..It could be a fkn cracker I thinks

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Chaz would have you know...

Posted December 9, 2013

Havsy, there was a 2 seat trainer model of the Mig 25....

However the Foxhound is a bigger plane than the ol' Foxbat and has a blockier sillouette.

love the vid..

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Medieval Land Fun-Time World

Posted October 17, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Game of Thrones as a dumb arse themepark movie.

Via Beeso. Gold.

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Rob would have you know...

Posted October 17, 2013

that was teh awsm.

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Darth Greybeard puts forth...

Posted October 17, 2013

What can I say. Best fart joke ever.

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DrYobbo mumbles...

Posted October 18, 2013

I'd watch this

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AuntyLou swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 18, 2013

It made me lol...more than just a little!

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