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Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:18 PM

Corey Knowlton, who won auction to kill endangered black rhino, now fears for his life

Source: Raw Story

Corey Knowlton, who won auction to kill endangered black rhino, now fears for his life
By George Chidi
Saturday, January 18, 2014 18:16 EST



The winning bidder in a $350,000 auction for the right to kill an endangered black rhinoceros now says that death threats from the public have left him in fear for his life.

Corey Knowlton, a “hunting consultant” and co-host of the Outdoor Channel’s Jim Shockey’s The Professionals, was outed through social media as the winner of the Dallas Safari Club’s auction. The hunting club has said that all of the money would be given to Namibia for “anti-poaching patrols, habitat protection, research and other measures crucial for protecting populations of endangered black rhinos,” but nonetheless sparked the ire of some wildlife groups … and the denizens of the Internet.

Knowlton told Dallas’ ABC affiliate WFAA that he stepped up to bid at the club’s request after other high-dollar bidders backed away in the face of the controversy. Immediately after winning the bid, he began receiving threats to himself and his family, he said.

“The fact of the matter is, we raised $350,000 for the black rhino. It’s the most that’s ever been raised. It’s absolutely going to conservation. We’re not just going … here’s have a beer, find a rhino. It’s a scientific process to find the one that’s causing the most problems.”


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/18/corey-knowlton-who-won-auction-to-kill-endangered-black-rhino-now-fears-for-his-life/

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Reply Corey Knowlton, who won auction to kill endangered black rhino, now fears for his life (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2014 OP
Historic NY Jan 2014 #1
wordpix Jan 2014 #39
dembotoz Jan 2014 #2
bossy22 Jan 2014 #3
stg81 Jan 2014 #4
haydukelives Jan 2014 #46
uppityperson Jan 2014 #6
pennylane100 Jan 2014 #7
Bradical79 Jan 2014 #32
Botany Jan 2014 #5
Scairp Jan 2014 #11
Botany Jan 2014 #17
wordpix Jan 2014 #40
Judi Lynn Jan 2014 #8
Marthe48 Jan 2014 #9
Richard D Jan 2014 #10
anasv Jan 2014 #20
Bohunk68 Jan 2014 #28
Richard D Jan 2014 #38
secondvariety Jan 2014 #12
rocktivity Jan 2014 #13
mbperrin Jan 2014 #14
ErikJ Jan 2014 #15
paleotn Jan 2014 #41
SoapBox Jan 2014 #16
joshdawg Jan 2014 #25
Niceguy1 Jan 2014 #18
Dustlawyer Jan 2014 #19
joshdawg Jan 2014 #24
Redford Jan 2014 #64
Speed8098 Jan 2014 #27
okaawhatever Jan 2014 #60
anasv Jan 2014 #21
NancyDL Jan 2014 #22
joshdawg Jan 2014 #23
IdaBriggs Jan 2014 #26
DeSwiss Jan 2014 #29
Feral Child Jan 2014 #30
EC Jan 2014 #31
Gothmog Jan 2014 #33
rsweets Jan 2014 #34
Hoyt Jan 2014 #35
Vinnie From Indy Jan 2014 #36
DeSwiss Jan 2014 #37
nilesobek Jan 2014 #44
RebelOne Jan 2014 #53
Politicub Jan 2014 #42
mimi85 Jan 2014 #52
paleotn Jan 2014 #43
Spirochete Jan 2014 #45
Judi Lynn Jan 2014 #59
tibbiit Jan 2014 #47
LiberalElite Jan 2014 #48
underthematrix Jan 2014 #49
Judi Lynn Jan 2014 #58
lsewpershad Jan 2014 #50
ladjf Jan 2014 #51
packman Jan 2014 #54
santamargarita Jan 2014 #55
booley Jan 2014 #56
flvegan Jan 2014 #57
Paladin Jan 2014 #62
Liberalynn Jan 2014 #61
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:23 PM

1. Think how the black Rhino feels...

asshat.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:05 AM

39. +10000

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:23 PM

2. wonder if he feels like a black rhino

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:25 PM

3. whether or not you agree with the idea of hunting

death threats and attacks like these should not be tolerated.

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:28 PM

4. it's always tolerated when its the right attacking the left

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Response to stg81 (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 11:43 AM

46. yep.

poor fella. He is scared for his live, he likely has a house full of guns, ought to be able to protect himself. He can protect himself from a black rhino.

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:33 PM

6. ++++++

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:33 PM

7. I am sure the rhino would agree with you.

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:56 AM

32. True

 

I do think death threats should be investigated and prosecuted when possible. Though I find it hard to feel too sorry for someone when the threats could stop with a simple decision like saying "hey, maybe I'll just not kill the incredibly rare rhino." Sometimes backing down in the face of asshats is just the sensible thing to do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:29 PM

5. Let him go and face the rhinoceros w/out his .458 winchester rifle

They could just give the $350,000 for conservation and go and kill a shit load of
white tail deer and wild bore in Texas too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:08 PM

11. This is what I was thinking when I heard about it:

The wealthy person buying this permit could do so without actually hunting an endangered animal. While I do not think it's ok for anyone to threaten him or his children, fuck him for intending to go through with it.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 11:34 PM

17. I have hunted for years and spending a lot $$ so you can kill very rare animal ...

.... is sick. Go to Canada and you can kill a moose or try to jump
some bob white quail in America or harvest any number of sustainable
ungulates (hoofed animals) in Africa and then you can still give $$
to conservation.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:13 AM

40. hunt invasive species like FL's Burmese Python and Sea Lamprey in Gt. Lakes

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:35 PM

8. It's probably his conscience which is bothering him.

He should have known from the first, the joy in destroying living creatures "for sport" is evil. Very few people are born without brains. How could he not know?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:02 PM

9. The White House turkey gets pardoned

He could pardon the black rhino and really elevate the whole situation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:05 PM

10. I'm surprised

no one has auctioned off Cory yet.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 03:47 AM

20. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

 

My thought exactly.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:16 AM

28. No self-respecting person would bid on him.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 09:57 AM

38. True

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:11 PM

12. Wah.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:12 PM

13. You forgot the "Not from The Onion" disclaimer

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His decided that the way to save the black rhino from extinction was competing for the the opportunity to kill one, and now he's upset because people are threatening to hunt HIM down? Now, that's what I reaping what you sow!


rocktivity

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:35 PM

14. Not TOO afraid, is he? Since he's going to kill it and add it to the

more than 120 OTHER animals he's killed, had mounted, and put in his house.

If he really was interested in conservation, he'd just donate the $350,000.

Or is the Salvation Army now taking donations, and for every 10 bucks collected, you get to punch a bum? Yeah, thought not.

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:38 PM

15. Ha! nt

 

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:32 AM

41. Perfect! Absolutely perfect analogy. (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2014, 11:23 PM

16. Another stupid fuck with a gun

that just can't wait to kill SOMETHING!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 06:39 AM

25. AMEN to that!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:11 AM

18. what the op didnt mention is that the conservatory wants to culll

a particular Rhino out of the herd and is using the opportunity as a creative way to raise money to further their conservation efforts

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 03:35 AM

19. True, he said that there are a few bulls that kill a lot of other black Rhino and by killing

the worst one actually would save several. Don't know if it's true or just a lame excuse.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 06:38 AM

24. It's a very lame excuse.

He's just another bloodthirsty.......um, er, gag "hunter."

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:11 AM

64. Uh no .....it's the truth

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:12 AM

27. Here's a thought

From your post:
"what the op didn't mention is that the conservatory wants to culll a particular Rhino out of the herd and is using the opportunity as a creative way to raise money to further their conservation efforts"

If humans truly want to "further conservation efforts", STOP KILLING THE ANIMALS!

Cull a particular Rhino? How do you think they survived all those years before humans started killing them? They "culled" the aggressor on their own. It's nature, not rocket science.

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:44 PM

60. If that's the case and the organization responsible is a reputable org I don't have a problem with

it. I do think they should make it as challenging as possible. No wimpy hunting, get out there and risk something.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 04:30 AM

22. When I look at this guy...

... I can't help thinking that he's for sure in favor of killing the ACA, and cutting food stamps entirely, and privatizing Social Security, and all the other stuff the Robber Barons are up to these days, and he's willing to bay $350K to end the life of a member of an endangered species. These people are a completely other type of being - not quite human.


















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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 06:36 AM

23. The smell of bullshit from Dallas and this asshole, Knowlton,

is extremely strong here in Fort Worth.
Nothing but lies about this "adventure."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 06:58 AM

26. Maybe use a camera instead of a gun to "hunt"?

 

Idiot. No sympathy for the stupid - what part of "endangered species" doesn't he understand?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:27 AM

29. ''...bottom rail on top this time.''

 

- K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:47 AM

30. I wish it were a true story.

I honestly wish he would fear for his life, but I don't believe the winger-drama. He actually wallows in the complacency of the Entitled.

No, i don't advocate killing this killer, just want him to live in fear.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:51 AM

31. So give the money to the charity and

don't kill the rhino. It's his choice, he can let the animal live. Just not shot it. Unless the animal is on it's last legs (in which case let it die with more dignity) donate it to a zoo or something.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 08:01 AM

33. This guy is an idiot

He should not be surprised

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 08:16 AM

34. Capture the animal and give it to a zoo...

That way they can film it, show it on his show and donate the
money from the program also.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 08:41 AM

35. Those black rhinos fear for their lives as well. How would you like hiding from some

murderer willing to pay that much to kill you. Not supporting death threats toward callous hunter, or black rhinos.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 08:59 AM

36. What this guy is going to do is not "hunting".

He will fly to Namibia and get whisked to a luxury hotel in an air conditioned Land Rover. The next morning after a gourmet breakfast, he will be taken into the bush in his air conditioned Land Rover to a spot close to a rhino herd. He will be led to a spot by guides for a clear shot. He will look through the high tech scope on his high powered rifle, pull the trigger and kill the beast. He will then be led over to the dead animal to pose for a keepsake and then back to the luxury hotel for drinks and dinner.

At the very least, the guy should be given only a knife, a canteen and a map. Let him face down a black rhino with a stick he sharpened with the knife.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 09:03 AM

37. Sounds fair.

 

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:50 AM

44. Uhuh yeah!

I see numerous hunters at my cashier job. Some of them are not good with guns or at hunting. They want a photo op with their kid or just tell their buddies they've been out hunting for two months.

$40,000.00 truck. 10 grand in guns, ammo, fuel, camo and other gear. That doesn't count the end I see as a cashier, $50 for energy drinks, $10 for Copenhagen, gas station food, beer and other items. Can't you just go to the store and buy some beef with cash like that? Some of them must have awful luck or be bad at hunting, because all I would need to do is go car camping at my old campsite in the woods for about 24 hours to get whatever game I wanted. I don't hunt or own a gun but its not that difficult to find game.

Its all about the thrill of the kill for some, or just succumbing to peer pressure. A dear old friend of mine was a hunter and he told me the last time he killed a deer it took a little piece of his soul. He said he was looking into its eyes when he shot it. He quit hunting then and there.

Sport hunting should be shamed out of existence, but the death threats to this guy are counterproductive. Now the rhino killer is a victim!

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 01:31 PM

53. You are so right. It will be more like a canned hunt. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:35 AM

42. Cry me a river

Threats are wrong but I don't feel an ounce of sympathy for this bloodthirsty ghoul.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #42)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:57 PM

52. Hell, he should just make nice

with Sarah Palin and shoot animals from helicopters. I truly don't understand the lack of empathy or even understanding, with these ghouls.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:40 AM

43. This guys is dispicable....

as a hunter, I find people like him to be the lowest of the low. I have no sympathy for him. You reap what you sow. Only it's too bad the rhinos won't get a crack at him, unarmed, in the bush. Worthless sack of shit!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 11:42 AM

45. Isn't anyone likely to carry out such a threat

on his side to begin with?

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Response to Spirochete (Reply #45)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:40 PM

59. Truly! Violent (when they hold their weapons), limited, primitive, sadistic reactionaries! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 11:58 AM

47. Here is his family Christmas Card



tib

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Response to tibbiit (Reply #47)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:08 PM

48. for real? This is their Christmas card? n/t

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Response to tibbiit (Reply #47)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:11 PM

49. So where's the hotshit dude in the photo? Did a rhino eat him?

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Response to tibbiit (Reply #47)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:36 PM

58. There's some serious sickness there. My God.

Who on earth would want to live next door to this sociopath?

Thanks for snagging this photo!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:15 PM

50. Imagine

how the rhinos feels..... maybe you need to explain to them that the money will be used to protect them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:36 PM

51. I believe that Knowlton is a lying hypocrite. If he was truly interested

in rhino conservation, he'd simply donate $350,000 to the proper conservation organizations.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 02:10 PM

54. I Found an old pix of Corey, explains everything

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 04:55 PM

55. Why, does Cheney want it?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:12 PM

56. "...It’s a scientific process to find the one that’s causing the most problems.”

Oh well that's ok then.

I mean they won't' just kill any black rhino.

They will use SCIENCE to find a bad black rhino. Probably one that beats it's kids or uses the handicap spot illegally.

And here I was worrying that with so few black rhinos, the loss of even one could hurt the genetic diversity of the species. But clearly that concern isn't "science"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:24 PM

57. He "...stepped up...after other bidders backed away" He's not likely in any real danger

but I'm kind of glad he's experiencing being the one hunted. Fuck you, assclown. "Hunting consultant" means buying the right to shoot an animal in a canned hunt? Shit, any dumbfuck could be one of those then, so long as they have the cash and ammo.

Loser.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #57)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 07:04 PM

62. "Hunting Consultant" probably means "Old Family Money"


The Knowltons are a prominent family in South Texas, have been so for a long time. Also, if you Google Corey Knowlton's name, you'll find that he's been busily shooting animals all over the world for some time, now. I'm like you---I'm glad he's getting some experience on the opposite end of things.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 06:54 PM

61. Look in the mirror asshat

 

If you want to discover why this animal and many more species are endangered.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 08:25 PM

63. How's it feel, fucker? n/t

 

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