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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:23 AM
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Poll question: It'll be the Progressives' Fault Tuesday Because...
Win or lose, the MA special election will be the fault of progressives at DU because when we're not totally irrelevant, we're a super-powerful coalition able to derail any election with the power of our dirty hippie patchouli powers. So in the spirit of this amazing DU mythology, I present the "It'll be the Progressives' Fault because..." poll!

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:26 AM
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1. It just proves DU is a minority opinion in MA that doesn't reflect the beliefs of the state
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:27 AM
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2. All things are the progressives' fault... including this rainy weather on the east coast
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:37 AM
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8. the mistake you and too many other DU'ers make is- YOU DON'T DEFINE PROGRESSIVE OPINION
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:27 AM
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3. because Diebold continues to count the votes in our country!!!
and will do so in Massachusetts.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:28 AM
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4. DU overestimates it's influence.
The average Democrat voting in the MA. election doesn't know DU exists.

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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:29 AM
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5. You forgot to add "Progressives stayed home or voted Republican to kill the HCR Bill".
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 10:30 AM by berni_mccoy
Believe it or not, so-called "progressives" have been promoting said tactic here at DU and on other "progressive" sites.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:32 AM
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6. Oh how that pact with Satan has been truly regrettable!
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:36 AM
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7. It's the last time I sign a contract in chicken's blood.
This poll is so popular with the Something for Nothing crowd, I think I'll make it a regular thing. lol

<0 recs and counting. :rofl:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:39 AM
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9. Something for Nothing?
I've not heard of this before. What's the deal?
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:44 AM
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13. My name for selfish centrists who want our votes but reject our views.
They always seem to want something for nothing.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:41 AM
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11. Stop confusing immature loudmouths with Progressives, please.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:46 AM
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14. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:15 AM
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30. Principles are essential but they do not get you from point A to point B.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:29 AM
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31. Yes, they do.
And I have little patience for those who suggest the ends justifies the means. Too bushist* - sorry, 'pragmatist' - for me.
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Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:36 PM
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48. Immature loudmouths?
Hold up a mirror cryingshame.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:40 AM
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10. Actually, It's not about Progressives. It's about ideologues who refuse to be pragmatic
and add NOTHING constructive to the process.

Because there is no process.

Single Payer Health Care was supposed to magically happen.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:48 AM
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15. LOL! "Pragmatic" defined as "give up all hope ye who enter here".
That bullshit 'pragmatic' line is a great way of telling people to give up their principles and beliefs to join the team (yay Dems! Sis Boom Bah!)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:32 PM
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44. Actually it is about cheerleaders who mistake politics for a sports event. nt.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:42 AM
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12. Ok -- who told about the Satan thing?
I thought it was supposed to be secret?
Was Rahm watching behind the tree when i
danced naked with the goats?
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:49 AM
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16. is amazing how many "ignored"s posted in this thread
LOL!

I'm sure they're saying something pseudo-witty about how everything IS the progressive's fault, or that we aren't progressives, or we're purists or whatever the most recent "centrist" talking point is.

but looking beyond that, I want to say that the OP makes an excellent point: You can't have it both ways, you can't label the "lunatic left" as irrelevant and then blame us for being powerful enough to do real damage.


bravo for pointing out that conundrum.

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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:50 AM
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17. I've noticed that too. In fact, I've noticed that when I log out and then read DU, it becomes a...
site where the left is terribly hated.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:53 AM
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21. to be fair, there's enough disdain on both sides, but I find it more egregious
when the "centrist" crowd puts out its ridiculous nonlogic about the left. At least the left is actually complaining about real positions of the centrists, whereas the centrists just complain that the left exists at all.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:59 AM
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40. The right wing takeover of this site has truly been a wonder to behold, hasn't it? n/t
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:51 AM
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18. You're right about everything but the "pseudo-witty" comments.
They can't even rise to that level. They're just tea-bag angry at this point.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:54 AM
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23. ...just pointed out the strawman aspect of this thread
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 10:56 AM by HughMoran
It's not productive or funny really.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:56 AM
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24. I just replied to your 'strawman' post. (are we really announcing posts two lines below?)
I guess we are. Hey, I'll post down there to let you know that I posted up here. :rofl:
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:11 AM
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28. I was replying specifically to Lerkfish
Who I rarely agree with, but have engaged in limited dialog with from time to time. I was responding to his blanket statement about the thread, not the thread specifically - don't take it personally ;)
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:12 AM
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29. Just having fun with you, Hugh.
Definitely nothing personal, promise. :hi:
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:34 AM
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32. Got it
...though you can never be too clear about intentions here - misunderstandings abound ;)
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:51 AM
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19. LOL, amazing poll...
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 10:51 AM by Spazito
One big whine broken into 5 sections, congrats.....I guess.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:52 AM
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20. Ahhh, an entire Poll post dedicated to erecting strawmen!
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:54 AM
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22. Great pic! Vote early, vote often!
:rofl:
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:56 AM
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25. If they try this, this will show the Dems and the WH as totally out
of touch and the American people will lose further respect
for them.

Dissing Progressives and Liberals, Labor Unions and the
American People have put them on the hot seat already.

They will affirm the image they have become the protectors
of Big Business and Wall Street. This is an image they
need to shed quickly. Just talking tough does not count.
Looks hypocritical. ACTIONS speak louder than words.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:49 AM
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33. "If" they try this? They're already doing it.
Progressives are the red-headed stepchild of the Democratic party nowadays. We're here to be whipped anytime something bad happens so that the centrists don't have to take the blame for themselves.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:56 AM
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26. Post of the Year! (so far)
:thumbsup:
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:08 AM
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27. WOOHOO! Only 348 days to go!
I can make it! Post of the year, baby!
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:50 AM
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34. Taking victimhood to a whole new level.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:53 AM
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35. I'm thinking of turning this into a weekly poll.
Just think, you can attack progressives with the same smear every week (of course you're doing that already, but at least now you have notice).

:rofl:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:56 AM
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37. Maybe I should start one.
See how many times your people can call me a "kool-aid drinker" or "pom-pom waver" because I'm not ready to give up on an Obama presidency that's barely a year old.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:58 AM
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39. Please do. I'll be sure to vote.
:hi:
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Zix Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:00 PM
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46. Yeah, that's a QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH.

Three more iterations and it's done.

Happy so far?
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:34 PM
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47. I think they expect Obama to turn into a raging progressive on the last day of his first term.
Or maybe the second if he gets one...
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:54 AM
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36. Please define "PROGRESSIVE".
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:58 AM
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38. They're an Auto Insurance Company.
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:00 PM
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41. baloney... the Progressives are going to be the ones pulling the chestnuts out of the fire
your poll should read What are we going to demand out of Coakley and the Party for pulling this one together at the last minute?
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:02 PM
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43. I prefer bologna, personally.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 12:06 PM by last1standing
After that I didn't understand much of your post. Doesn't matter, though. Vote early, vote often!


Edited: Never mind! Got it! I won't take credit for quick wits, but then neither did my father/brother.

I don't think we'll be allowed to get near the hem of Coakely's skirt, to be honest.
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WT Fuheck Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:02 PM
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42. my dirty hippie patchouli powers tell me
that the myth of the "progressives wanted Coakley to lose" will be told around the campfires of unemployed, dispossessed "loyal Democrats" for generations.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:44 PM
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45. Satan made me kick this.
:evilgrin:
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:25 PM
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49. The devil made you do it?
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:30 PM
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50. Are you trying for a record in flamebait locked posts?
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:34 PM
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51. What the moderators decide to lock is their business.
I can only say that some animals do seem to be more equal than others at DU, lately.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:35 PM
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52. Progressives. liberals, moderates, whatever they are must band together against the crazy that is
Brown. No one needs to blame each other, they just need to work together right now.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:36 PM
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53. And after?
What happens after the election if Coakley wins?
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:42 PM
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54. Then you can concentrate on 2012 and getting a more liberal candidate to run
against her in the primary. Or she could become more like Gillibrand and turn more to the left. Of course, she could become like Lieberman and become a Rethug but I doubt it. I would take Coakley in a heartbeat over my lovely Senator Joe "traitor" Lieberman.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:58 AM
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55. I'm bipolar or something on the progressive determination test.


Or maybe regressing on my progressive-ism? Progressing on my centrism?

Centrist for Mass. but far, far left progressive here in Kentucky?

Send donations and I'll go in for a thorough evaluation. . .

:sarcasm: :evilgrin:
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