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@LadyHW good idea - there are 5 different strains of Ebola and who is to know if another or new one pops up with one of these healthcare workers returning?  One that is transmitted by air for instance.  Too many variables.  They were very sure before in VA when the Reston strain popped up.

14 hours, 54 minutes ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@clluelo I preferred Aljazeera before Gore bought it.  One could come across some real nuggets.  Very mundane these days.  It's not only what they say but, how they say it in the foreign newspapers that I look at.  I like to go to the country where things are happening.

What in the world has happened to AW?  This subject causes me to think of all our chats during the Mall attack which was awhile ago.

16 hours, 20 minutes ago on Al Jazeera and Source Agenda

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@bandanana The nurse in Maine is only happenstance not a plot but, I find it very interesting watching it play out.  She also lied by omission if nothing else.  Intelligence officer for CDC?

Today:  Wed.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered all military personnel returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa to be held in a 21-day quarantine. 

Hagel signed the order Wednesday morning, accepting a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Army days earlier had imposed such a policy on its own servicemembers, but the new order applies to all branches.

@Waterborne: degrees do not equal "smart" or good old common sense.  Read this a.m. Dr. Spencer lied to authorities at first telling them he self quarantined himself at home on his return.  His credit cards, metro passes proved him a liar when authorities followed up.

1 day ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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Excellent, Derek.  Having lived in Munich and then watch the attack play out on TV was shocking.  Plenty to remember and contemplate since then.

"We as a society need to take the blinders off and realize that to be victorious in battle is to be accepting of one’s own savagery."

Good to see you back.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Destroy All The Brutes: Targeted Killings, Revenge, and the Hydra Effect

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Released Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Works For CDC…Her Lawyer Is A White House Visitor

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/27/released-ebola-nurse-kaci-hickox-works-for-cdc-her-lawyer-is-a-white-house-visitor/

1 day, 11 hours ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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keep in mind she works for CDC which they've hidden and wiped info off the internet.

Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients will not observe quarantine

Her attorney Steven Hyman told the Bangor Daily News that she agreed to stay in isolation from the public for two days, despite Maine officials expectations that she remain for the required 21-days imposed on those who have been exposed to the virus.

"She doesn't want to agree to continue to be confined to a residence beyond the two days," Hyman said.

Health officials in Maine said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.

But civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel, who is also representing Hickox said she would contest any potential court order requiring her to quarantine at home.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/maine-nurse-who-treated-ebola-patients-will-not-observe-quarantine/

Her boyfriend who was in quarantine and is supposed to be in Maine says he was going to her house.  He is in nursing school - the university says if he leaves the campus he cannot return until 21 day quarantine is over.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@majrod @Txazz @clluelo Unfortunately that's exactly what we have to imagine these days but, how many are?

1 day, 17 hours ago on Another 9/11 is Not What America Should Be Afraid Of

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@clluelo Surely plans with our police departments are in place already fpr exactly such contingencies.  That's a given - anywhere people swarm together.  This is not our first rodeo as the last one was when Gabby Giffords was gunned down at a meet and greet meeting at a mall. I forger how many were killed now.  Deranged shooters which includes jihadists can pop up anywhere with any weapon.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Another 9/11 is Not What America Should Be Afraid Of

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Jeh Johnson:  The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it has increased security at federal buildings across the county, citing terror threats and recent attacks in Canada and elsewhere.

http://tinyurl.com/kmlc88v

Surprisingly they are doing something.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Another 9/11 is Not What America Should Be Afraid Of

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Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/28/lawmaker-claims-plans-may-be-in-pipeline-to-bring-non-citizens-to-us-for-ebola/

1 day, 23 hours ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@clluelo 

Australia instigates Ebola-prompted ban on travel from West Africa

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced "strong controls" on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.

Telling Australia's parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently "not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries," he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/28/world/asia/australia-immigration-policy-ebola/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

2 days, 3 hours ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@Recon6 @Waterborne The US patented a strain of Ebola in 2010 - and there are many working on ZMapp (based on tobacco - takes a killer to kill one) and Israel can take a huge part with their skill sets.

I hear ya WB and most likely right sad to say - so many things are hidden - just saw Ray's post on this nurse (forced into quarantine in NJ) works for the CDC and is progressive card carrier (now, scrubbed from the internet).

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/breaking-ebola-nurses-ties-to-cdc-scrubbed-from-website-is-far-left-progressive-obama-supporter/

2 days, 3 hours ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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Our guys may still be in that part since it is eastern - and double checked that our troops were leaving souther - Helmund.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Saving Sandbag: Afghan Dog Adopted by OGA

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@Recon6 @Waterborne @Txazz

Fog of Ebola war: White House stance unclear as military leaders urge US troop quarantine

So far, the Army is the only military branch to take the step of ordering mandatory quarantines. In a decision Fox News confirms was made by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, the Department of the Army has issued guidelines ordering troops returning from West Africa into a 21-day isolation, separated from their families and other troops. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/27/joint-chiefs-call-for-quarantine-troops-returning-from-ebola-zone/

ps: didn't we all fall in love with Odierno during Katrina
 - Odierno for President ???

2 days, 18 hours ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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Officially all Americans are out of Afghanistan now.  Maybe someone brought Sandbag home with them.  Loved the story.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Saving Sandbag: Afghan Dog Adopted by OGA

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@Waterborne Perhaps Italy has a say in this and since our military "stages" through their country they want the quarantine.

3 days ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored for Ebola in Italy

U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation.

They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred - will be placed in isolation for 21 days. Thirty are expected in today, Martin reports.

 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-outbreak-u-s-soldiers-returning-from-liberia-placed-in-isolation-in-italy/

Oscar comments:

obama says this 21 day isolation is not necessary for high risk individuals who worked closely with infected people.

I doubt the Major General was directly treating infected individuals. So which is it?

3 days, 1 hour ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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US government bought 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits; not a single one will go to soldiers sent to West Africa

In fact, according to reports, troops from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division who are being sent to the Ebola zone won't be getting full protective hazmat clothing and suits for their mission. As Britain's Daily Mail reported:
Instead, the troops will be given only masks and gloves to protect them from the potentially fatal virus, General David Rodriguez said at a Pentagon briefing.

Read on . . .

Yet, Uncle Sam is buying tens of thousands of hazmat suits for its diplomatic personnel at the State Department

http://www.naturalnews.com/047405_Ebola_hazmat_suits_US_soldiers.html##ixzz3HLSVfYID

3 days, 4 hours ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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@majrod @Camo_Steve @Michael_mike You always know all this stuff!

3 days, 13 hours ago on Making US Troops More Vulnerable, Banning AP Mines

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@BrandonWebb @SixTwo @yanica OMG Brandon, TNY article was incredible - hurt my heart when the doctor died.  If only they had given him the Zmapp. Well told story.  Represents a bit of what's going on in those ravaged countries. God bless each and everyone working against Ebola.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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@mrspaul @Minou_Demimonde @BrandonWebb Kudos to you my dear and keep up the good work.

3 days, 17 hours ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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Well, of course he did - and the lead photo is priceless - the look on the president's face.  I remarked that I wondered what it took to get him to hug that nurse.  It is a serious subject and I concur 100% with you, Brandon.

I really was shocked the returning health care workers were so lax.  Looking from their side of things would be quite different though.  They come from an area of death and dying and just want to be normal.  Perhaps a pep talk before they left explaining the realities of the US since Ebola walked in.  I really felt for the latest returning nurse who was captured as she entered the country unaware of the new quarantine. They really botched that one.

3 days, 17 hours ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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@leiber @Txazz @GreatHornedScowl Perhaps it's denial - there is a lot of that going around, especially here in the US.

3 days, 18 hours ago on Episode 115: Former Navy SEALs Brandon Webb and Drago at the Battlefield Brew Works Event for Red Circle Foundation

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@leiber @Txazz @GreatHornedScowl I have a very special place in my heart for the Jews and lived in Israel for years so this is a very serious discussion for me.  It's good to see truth.

3 days, 19 hours ago on Episode 115: Former Navy SEALs Brandon Webb and Drago at the Battlefield Brew Works Event for Red Circle Foundation

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@leiber @Txazz @GreatHornedScowl That certainly includes Christians and any other persuasion of religions  It is be a Muslim or you are an infidel and will be killed.  Evidently the Jews won't have a choice.

3 days, 19 hours ago on Episode 115: Former Navy SEALs Brandon Webb and Drago at the Battlefield Brew Works Event for Red Circle Foundation

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@leiber @GreatHornedScowl “When the Mahdi Comes, ‘Not a Single Jew Will Be Left on the Face of the Earth,'” from MEMRI 

(this from a Muslim website) In the seventh year, the Anticrist will apear and a greater war will start between Jews and Muslims for 40 days (longer that usual days) and will end when Jesus (pbuh) will come and Muslims will kill all Jews. All people will convert into Islam. Peace will pervade the whole world.

http://www.islamicweb.com/history/mahdi.htm

3 days, 21 hours ago on Episode 115: Former Navy SEALs Brandon Webb and Drago at the Battlefield Brew Works Event for Red Circle Foundation

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Most impressive article and covers a few interesting subjects.  It is encouraging to find such a school "One Shepherd" and the level the committed can rise to. Quite an experience you realized that night.  High caliber for civilians I would say.

We find out more about you - a professional fighter in boxing and Muay Thai.  Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading, Dan.

1 week, 3 days ago on Kriegsspiel Redux

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13 Hours was Benghazi happening real time all over again but, finally a huge sense of relief - some TRUTH.  The simple way they honestly tell their story is excruciating but, makes these guys stand out and contrasts the moral corruption and lies of Benghazi from the top.  Telling their stories brought healing to them and comfort to the families of the fallen as well as our own hurting hearts.  They never quite leave the edge of my mind and heart.  May they be honored each time we see their faces or hear their names spoken.

1 week, 3 days ago on 13 Hours: American Heroes Tell Their Story

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@majrod @Txazz I'm not much of a movie goer but, I would go see Fury after reading your review.

1 week, 4 days ago on Israel to train women tank commanders

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Maj, I must say this review is terrific.  It brings the movie to life.  I have huge respect and honor for our tankers, especially WWII.  Most movie goers reading your review will make sure they catch this one.

1 week, 4 days ago on “Fury” Movie Review

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I find this quite interesting, Maj.  Perhaps Israel is looking to the future wars and this is part of the prep - for emergencies.  Many changes this last year within the IDF are notable.

Your comments on US tank commanders gave me more insight and comparison.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Israel to train women tank commanders

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One of my favorite subjects here at REP. Loved the "dog of the month" series.  These dogs work and sometimes give their lives for their teammates and are due all respect and honor.  And, when it comes right down to it, who doesn't love a dog.


Very pleased Ms Frankel wrote this book to share heart stopping stories.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Book “War Dogs”: Photo Gallery & Interview

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Mark, sounds like Nagata is the man to get 'er done - only time will tell how it will work out - for our good I pray and actually get the job done.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on President Obama Names Green Beret to Train Syrian Rebels

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@momengineer just today . . .

Legionella found in water at Tucson VA Health Care System

http://tinyurl.com/oludu3y

3 weeks ago on Looking for Ebola in All the Wrong Places?!

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Touching to read this quick interview with Scott - excited to hear the good reports on Cooper/Clint and the making of this movie.  Going to be a classic.  Makes me proud already.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on American Sniper The Movie: Interview with Scott McEwen

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What?  Jack is writing about McInerney, is what I thought when this article popped up.  It's one of your better pieces actually, although you wipe away all hope  in what we hear from our "leaders" with one hand . . . . you still give us hope with the other that we will hear truth in one tiny corner of our world here in REP.  I'm still chewing on this one.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on General Thomas McInerney and the Military-Industrial Complex

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Every bit of truth that comes forth as you and others share their experiences shines light on this issue.  Keep telling your stories.  The truth will out.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Southpark Characters, Doritos, and PTSD

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Loren, you do know how to tell a story and felt like I was right in the middle of it.  They stick with ya.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Green Beret Sign Language: Have Ranger Panties; Need Gun

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@TexGrl Let's take a vote . . . send head of CDC and Obama and his aides to the front lines of EBOLAcare.  Let's put them in the line of fire and see how their attitudes change.  I pity the nurses and medical care workers in hospitals which are not prepared.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Bug: Ebola and the Potential Effect on Operational Readiness

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Excellent, James and thanks for discussions on our military so blithely sent to Africa to fight, but, this time an unseen enemy.  It was of great concern when I heard our president was sending our troops once again into harms way.  It's chilling and your conversation points how just how chilling.

Common sense has been left far behind starting with the CDC and those in authority who make the decisions.  Those moving the fastest are the ones trying to cover up their mistakes and errors as Ebola entered our country.  Entering our country . . . our borders are wide open as well.

I vote to bring back the throat punch of the week - that would get their attention.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Bug: Ebola and the Potential Effect on Operational Readiness

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@Annica @MarineFO  Warner Bros opens the film, presented in association with Village Roadshow, on Christmas Day. Of course that might be the special screenings.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Official American Sniper Trailer

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@KimberlyHilton SOFREP Spec Ops Radio

Podcasts MP3 format - download here.

http://www.buzzsprout.com/16246.rss


Podcasts from iTunes - download here

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sofrep/id699024993?mt=2

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Limp-Wristed Social Workers and Pretentious Army Officers

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@KimberlyHilton Kimberly there are a few different articles written on the subject here at SOFREP - do a search on PTSD to read some excellent articles as is this one by Dan.

There was an interview by Jack Murphy with the Spooner brothers (both retired vets) which was awesome and even a 2nd interview.  Both Tom and Scott have written books but, also have their own warrior get togethers.  Psyopbear suggested a book as well. What I heard you say that this soldier is serving overseas now so more difficult if he can't go through medical for help while there.  You could possible download and save these interviews and there is plenty of others with the Spooners done by NRA.

He might read a book I don't know - does he have access to the internet?  Also, there is a doctor and I can't remember his name who primarily does seminars for vets - Brandon for sure knows who he is - very impressive interview done on SOFREP.  It's a thought that your daughter's friend might listen to this type interview coming come SOFREP.  You can download the interviews and send via email (if that's possible).  No one was answering your plea and at least this is a direction you might go.  You might even contact them and find out if y'all are in the same location or someone that is.  Could even find someone who might talk with him by phone.  It sounds like a desperate situation.

Take a look here and you'll see at least 4 great helps, books, Faceboor and an org.

Tom and Scot Spooner Talk PTSD Pt.2
http://sofrep.com/24983/tom-and-scot-spooner-talk-ptsd-pt-2-3/

Praying you are able to quickly find some help for this young father.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Limp-Wristed Social Workers and Pretentious Army Officers

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@TexGrl @Txazz Good article here - he was scanned before boarding however, he knew he probably had it or soon would have it.

Witnesses say Duncan had been helping Ebola patients in Liberia. Liberian community leader Tugbeh Chieh Tugbeh said Duncan was caring for an Ebola-infected patient at a residence in Paynesville City, just outside Monrovia.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Duncan had direct contact with a pregnant woman stricken with Ebola on September 15, days before he left for the United States. Citing the woman's parents and Duncan's neighbors in Monrovia, Liberia, the newspaper said Duncan had helped carry the ailing woman home after a hospital turned her away because there wasn't enough space in its Ebola treatment ward.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/health/us-ebola-patient/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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NBC cameraman diagnosed with Ebola: 'I have seen some bad things' 

Mukpo was among a team working with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the agency's chief medical correspondent.

In an interview with NBC's "Today" show Friday, his mother said he'll leave for the United States on Sunday. NBC News has said the entire team will return aboard a private charter plane.

"The enormous anxiety I have as a mother ...is the delay between now and him leaving on Sunday," Diana Mukpo said. "The State Department has been fantastic. They've been compassionate. I can only hope and pray that his symptoms don't worsen."

http://tinyurl.com/lgorovb

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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@bandanana Some of us remember when polio was rampant - where families fearfully headed for the mountains in the hot summer weather.  My 9 year old cousin died of polio and of course, was in the dreaded iron lung.  We took the early polio vaccine given in the schools and a lot of kids died from a bad batch.

It is not a good thing to see diseases virtually eradicated come back into mainstream America.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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@Waterborne yeah, Jack, can't seem to get that young man off my mind.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Bomb Damage Assessment: US Airstrikes Smash ISIS

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WOW and wow again - we've been waiting for this one.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Official American Sniper Trailer

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@Weekends @TexGrl The patient had Ebola before he left Liberia - he lied on the health form before boarding the plane.  Evidently he wanted to be treated in the US.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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