Ireland reverts to Godless paganism

IrishSSM1How sad that it’s come to this :arrow: Ireland Goes Gay; Yes vote to allow same-sex “marriage” triumphs. May 22nd, 2015: a date which shall live in infamy, at least for the Emerald Isle ~

The Yes vote has triumphed, making the Republic of Ireland the first nation in the world to open the institution of marriage through a plebiscite, not an act of a legislature or a court ruling, to members of the same sex.

Very simply, traditional marriage is the bedrock of Judeo-Christian civilization. And for the Irish to reject the institution is for them to return to their pagan roots. In a classic article – Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality – Dennis Prager explains how God’s creation of – and His insistence on – an exclusive male/female union, forever altered the course of human history ~

It is probably impossible for us, who live thousands of years after Judaism began this process, to perceive the extent to which undisciplined sex can dominate man’s life and the life of society. Throughout the ancient world, and up to the recent past in many parts of the world, sexuality infused virtually all of society.

What marriage provided was a civilization-saving means to channel that unbridled sexual energy into a sanctified relationship between one man and one woman. But apparently, Ireland would rather return to the “good old days,” before they believed in God and His laws ~

Human sexuality, especially male sexuality, is polymorphous, or utterly wild (far more so than animal sexuality). Men have had sex with women and with men; with little girls and young boys; with a single partner and in large groups; with total strangers and immediate family members; and with a variety of domesticated animals.
They have achieved orgasm with inanimate objects such as leather, shoes, and other pieces of clothing, through urinating and defecating on each other (interested readers can see a photograph of the former at select art museums exhibiting the works of the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe); by dressing in women’s garments; by watching other human beings being tortured; by fondling children of either sex; by listening to a woman’s disembodied voice (e.g., “phone sex”); and, of course, by looking at pictures of bodies or parts of bodies. There is little, animate or inanimate, that has not excited some men to orgasm.
Of course, not all of these practices have been condoned by societies — parent-child incest and seducing another’s man’s wife have rarely been countenanced — but many have, and all illustrate what the unchanneled, or in Freudian terms, the “un-sublimated,” sex drive can lead to.

Sounds like a blast eh?

I think Michael Voris has definitely gotten this one right (video was produced a couple days before the fateful vote, but by then the handwriting was on the wall) ~

Video from Church Militant



As Dennis Prager rightly concludes, Judaism (and by extension, Christianity)…

…cannot make peace with homosexuality because homosexuality denies many of Judaism’s most fundamental principles. It denies life, it denies God’s expressed desire that men and women cohabit, and it denies the root structure that Judaism wishes for all mankind, the family.

Essentially then, the Irish have now chosen to deny life, family… and God.
Some great commentary from a couple Catholic blogs ~
What Ireland’s Gay Marriage Vote Says About Us ~

For those claiming to be Christian: continue to cohabitate, continue to contracept, continue to divorce, and continue to abort. The collapse of marriage and the family have created a void which has been filled by the marriage “equality” movement.
For those claiming to be Christian who celebrate today’s vote in Ireland: continue to make up the meaning of marriage as you go along; if you bother to define it at all. But by all means, celebrate. Your destruction of marriage, at least in Ireland, is complete.
Those who profess to be Catholic have also failed miserably. We either do not understand our own faith, or we are unable to clearly and coherently explain the meaning and purpose of marriage.
When the historically Catholic Ireland, whose priests helped to spread Catholicism throughout Europe and the United States in centuries past, equates sodomy with marriage, our fire and brimstone alarms better be going off (see Genesis 19).
The Irish have sounded the alarm. It’s time to wake up. The question is, are you Lot or his wife?

Ireland lies in ruins, and the laity are not to blame ~

Just last week Bp. Donal McKeown of Derry said Catholics could vote in good conscience either for or against gay marriage, as long as it was with an “informed conscience” and a “mature decision.” Laying aside the fact that no one with a truly informed conscience could ever make the “mature decision” to vote in favor of legalized sodomy, when confronted with this irresponsible remark McKeown neither apologized nor recanted; instead, he deflected responsibility by claiming his words should be read in the context of his entire talk. (This is the same bishop who several years ago chastised pro-lifers for their vigorous defense of life, and claimed the Church could not inform the State on the issue of so-called gay marriage.)[…]
We are surely living in the time of gathering clouds. The demons that once reigned over the Land of Eire, driven out through the holiness of the Irish saints, are returning in force and staking their claim. Saint Patrick’s heart would break to look on the state of spiritual destruction in which Ireland lies today [...]
The Irish bishops have inherited the legacy of St. Patrick. They have betrayed his legacy. Let them now take up his mantle, and make amends for their failure. It’s not too late — if not to redeem other souls, then at least to redeem their own.

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Where will you be spending eternity?

blueheavenWe are eternal beings. You, me, every person on the planet… we’re all going to exist forever – in one of two places. There’s heaven. And there’s that other, much less desirable, destination.
Just in case you’re doubting its existence, Ann Barnhardt offers some instructive Notes on Hell ~

It is essential to know and understand that you will never, ever, ever, ever cease to exist. Most people, it seems to me, don’t really process or understand this [...]
The temptation in the mind of sinful man is to quietly assume, without really giving it much thought because thinking about eternity can become very frightening very quickly, that when we die we just fall asleep and it’s “lights out”, baby [...]
for-tomorrow-we-dieYou can see why satan is FULLY onboard with and not the least bit offended by a planet full of human beings who deny that he, or hell, exist. Because if it is just going to be lights out someday, why not fornicate? It feels good. Why not lie? It makes life so much easier. Why not cheat and steal? Everyone else is doing it.
In the end, whether we screw around, lie and cheat won’t make any difference. It’s just going to be lights out and that’s it, so we might as well go for the most carnal pleasure and the path of least resistance and work in life.
This is, I think, the way the majority of people convince themselves to commit and persist in mortal sin, and is also how most people convince themselves that they need not correct their family and friends who are in mortal sin. Deep down, none of it really matters anyway because “lights out” [...]

But all of that is just a pack of lies Satan wants you to fall for ~

Because God loves you personally, He holds YOUR EXISTENCE and your FREE WILL SACRED. Think about that. God holds YOU sacred. Could He snuff you out of existence? Oh yes. But He never, ever, ever will, no matter what, because if He snuffed even one human soul out of existence, then ALL human souls would then be nothing more than meaningless chessmen, plastic toys being played with by a capricious deity for nothing more than his perverse entertainment. That is not what God is. He is infinite, perfect love, truth and beauty, and He made you so that you might know, love and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him forever in the next. That is why you exist. That is the meaning of life. And life is SACRED not because WE hold our own lives sacred – life is sacred because God holds it sacred.
Sadly, most people reject God in various and sundry ways, and when they die, since they never repent of their sins and believed to the end of their earthly lives that their sins weren’t sins, or that they need not cease their sinful ways and instead presumed upon God’s mercy, these people simply cannot achieve the Beatific Vision, because God is also perfectly just. And, so, people go to hell [...]
We have all been mislead by the depictions of heaven as a frankly boring place where souls and angels float about in a benign Stepford-esque stupor, wiling away eternity. I cannot tell you what heaven is like, obviously, but I can tell you that it is so far beyond anything we can possibly imagine here on earth that God Himself became incarnate and suffered and died for our sins so that we might have a chance at it.

Forever is a long, long time…

If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink,
for tomorrow we die!”

St. Paul, in his 1st letter to the Corinthians, 15:32

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Memorial Day Reflections

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
~ John Stuart Mill, 19th-century libertarian philosopher



Great article by Kurt Schlichter at Townhall blasts our phony commander-in-chief and his ingrate, progressive posse ~ Liberals Disgrace Memorial Day ~

Our current leaders are manifestly unworthy of those they lead. So this Memorial Day, let’s ignore the opportunists and frauds who seek to clothe themselves in the glory of better men and women. Instead, let’s remember the men and women who died for this country and its Constitution. And let’s remember what it was like to have a real president.


For those of us who are eternally grateful for the unselfish sacrifice of our warriors ~

[Hat-tip: JKat]

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Physicists playing God?

This is more than a little disconcerting…
Are these folks on something? Or onto something?
Jim Bakker discusses the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Large Hadron Collider with Tom Horn ~

Video via: Charisma News


“(Scientists) also believe there are parallel realities around us, other dimensions, and there could be other intelligence there, another thing we Christians already know,” Horn says. “However, there’s a reason God put them on the other side of that veil.”

Is CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Actually a Star Gate? ~ Weird stuff…
You can see the full version of the Jim Bakker episode HERE.
Stephen Hawking: ‘God particle’ could destroy the universe

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Saturday Shorts 5-23-15


Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:


Common Core teaches kids to ‘divide Jerusalem’ ~ I wonder if they’re teaching them how to spell “Leftist Indoctrination?” ~

A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem […]
Hobert believes in “educational, civil disobedience, where students are learning about the Middle East, and they’re putting pressure on our government to create a Palestinian state,” he told Qatar-owned Al Jazeera TV in March 2012.

Dear President Obama: Success is not a lottery ~ “Who Built That?” a new book from Michelle Malkin, showcases America’s inventors and entrepreneurs, hard work and perseverance. You know – stuff we used to celebrate.
Welcome To The Oligarch Recovery: 82% Of US Construction Is Luxury Units ~ On the widening gap between the über-rich and the peasant class ~

The oligarch recovery marches forward with reckless enthusiasm, despite extremely disturbing underlying trends which are all but guaranteed to result in significant societal unrest in the years ahead. The U.S. economy, and indeed the global economy, is much more similar to pre-1789 France than any other historical period I can think of.
You have a handful of super wealthy people, completely disconnected from any sense of reality, running around telling governments what to do [...]
Our socio-economic system since 2008 can be best described as serfdom, and nothing is going to change until people admit this, rather than hanging on to false hopes that they one day too will become an oligarch. It’s not gonna happen.

[Hat-tip: Bobo]

‘Slavery is over’: Hired Ferguson protesters demand pay ~ Yeah. So much for a spontaneous protest; in Obama’s AmeriKa crime DOES pay ~

“Black Lives Matter” protesters who were apparently hired to cause a ruckus in Ferguson, Missouri, are angry because, they say, they haven’t been paid for their hard work.
So they’ve launched a #CutTheCheck hashtag on Twitter and held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE – the successor group to (ACORN) in Missouri.
The protesters have received as much as $5,000 a month to generate civil unrest in the troubled suburb of St. Louis, according to FrontPage Mag’s Matthew Vadum.

Illegal Alien Charged With Child Molestation and Pornography Able To Work With Kids Thanks to Obama Amnesty ~ Why do so many of these “dreamers” turn out to be nightmares? ~

According to various whistleblowers, Covarrubias-Padilla was scheduled for deportation but approved for DACA and a work permit in October 2012. Further, it seems DHS was aware his heinous behavior and allowed him to stay in the country anyway, jeopardizing the safety and well being of the children he was working with.

Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball ~ Major League Baseball is strong, but the casual young player is vanishing, threatening the sport’s future.
Another sad indicator of America in decline :(

LGBT Activists Arm For Further War On Free Speech and A Queer Alliance Against Free Speech ~ Two articles documenting the growing hostility to the Christian worldview, or to anyone who doesn’t go along with the Gaystapo way of thinking.
And their propaganda never ends, because the truth doesn’t match the agenda ~
Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold
Franklin Graham is one of the very few national voices courageous enough to speak the Truth ~ Rev. Graham: Boy Scouts President is ‘Bending to LGBT Activist Groups,’ Putting ‘Innocent Boys at Risk’
Here are two more ~ Benham Bros. on Gay Marriage: ‘We Are Not Bowing to an Agenda’
Enlightened, Loving University Diversity Officer Calls for Extermination of All White Men ~ It’s not just the U.S., Britain’s colleges are reality-free zones too. “Diversity” apparently now means hateful discrimination ~

A diversity officer at a British university is back in hot water and may lose her job over tweets she made that appear to call for white men to be exterminated.
It’s the latest chapter in the saga of Bahar Mustafa, a student at Goldsmiths, University of London who works there as a welfare and diversity officer. In April, she drew attention for hosting an event about “diversifying” the school’s curriculum that banned whites and men from attending. A few weeks later, she attempted to defend herself by claiming that “I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men.”

Dunkirk flotilla sails to France for 75th anniversary events ~ As the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day, Great Britain is commemorating the amazing organized chaos of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation.

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Utopian Tyrants & Their Progressive Thought Control

Uttered at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit earlier this month, Hillary Clinton’s assertion that: “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health care and safe childbirth,” struck most of us on the right as pretty darn outrageous. But it was really just standard agenda advancement for progressives.
thoughtpoliceSmlrOh sure, folks may be taken aback at first. But suggest the concept of forced indoctrination a few more times, have the main stream media regurgitate it enough, and soon the low-information crowd will be droning in agreement. Get your mind right — or else.
But, as Victor Davis Hanson asks in another excellent article, What happens when the public does not wish to live out the utopian dreams of its elite leaders? ~

(How) do politically correct planners force the people to think and act properly when they push back?
Extra-legal executive orders can help a president bypass supposed troglodytes in Congress and among the public.
Obama granted blanket amnesties, proposed rules that would lead to the closure of many coal plants, and arbitrarily chose which health or labor statutes should be enforced and at what times. A filmmaker was even jailed on a trumped-up probation charge after making a video about Islam that was deemed unhelpful to the official administration Benghazi narrative. The IRS hounded nonprofit groups considered insufficiently progressive.
In a recent rant about conservative Fox News — which has a fraction of the combined audience of the liberal mainstream networks ABC, CBS and NBC — Obama warned that the media are going to have change the very way they report news. Presumably, Obama believes that Fox tricks the unknowing masses into thinking wrong thoughts, especially about the relationship between the poor and government assistance.
As Obama put it: “We’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues, and how people’s impressions of what it’s like to struggle in this economy looks like.”
Given the First Amendment, how can the president “change” the media? Should the Federal Communications Commission pick and choose acceptable news outlets in the same manner that Lois Lerner ran her exempt-organizations division at the IRS?
Who would judge whether the media had changed to meet Obama’s notion of correctness?
Hillary Clinton is worried that too many people have incorrect thoughts about feminist issues. For those who oppose abortion, Clinton believes that these supposedly wrong thoughts must be policed. “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases,” she warned, “have to be changed.”
How, in a free society, does Clinton plan to alter the way religion and culture work? What sort of power would she need to rid us of these “deep-seated” but unhelpful “codes and beliefs”?

Other than the extra-Constitutional actions the O’Minstration continues to undertake, Hanson doesn’t suggest any definitive answers to all these unsettling questions. Maybe because the possible “solutions” are even more troubling.
Will those of us who refuse to comply with the ever-evolving progressive worldview be socially ostracized? Barred from employment in most – if not all – fields? Sent to re-education camps?
Just how far are these utopian tyrants prepared to go?
The Leftists’ totalitarian counterparts in the Middle East sometimes offer a choice: convert or die. Other times, they just behead you.
Hillary channels Madame Mao: ‘deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed’ ~

So those religious beliefs protected by the Constitution’s First Amendment: sorry, they have to be changed. There are babies to be killed.

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Schooling Michelle in American History

As you may have heard, Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at Tuskegee University on May 9th. Be glad you didn’t actually have to hear the speech in person.
Completely ignoring the philosophy of the school’s founder – Booker T. Washington – Michelle instead chose the occasion to deliver her unique brand of divisive agit-prop. As Aaron Goldstein, writing at the Spectator, commented ~

… the First Lady qualifies her remarks by telling the Tuskegee graduates that it isn’t an excuse to give up, lose hope and “succumb to feelings of anger and despair”. Yet in so doing Mrs. Obama did her best to stir the anger of the graduates of Tuskegee University and portray America and a good segment of its people in the most negative light possible.

Alfonzo Rachel (ZoNation) has a few choice words for Mrs. Obama ~

Video via: Western Journalism

Historical ignorance: hazardous to the civil society ~ America needs the wisdom of Booker T. Washington, not the racial discord sown by the Obamas.

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Saturday Shorts – (Tuesday version) 5-16-15


Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

So after a broken internet connection turned a long weekend into a five day break, it’s time to get back into the blogging groove. Thought I might as well get caught up with last Saturday’s “Shorts.” Lot’s going on, most of it not good. But hey – someone’s gotta document the decline.
Methodist Lobby: Divest from Israel, Invest in North Korea, Legalize Prostitution ~ It appears that the Methodists have totally slipped berth and set sail on the surreal sea.
Obama: Freed Gitmo Terrorists I Said “Weren’t Terrorists” Are Terrorists After All ~ Yeah. Oops. And ISIS is the JV team. Just more audacity from team BHO ~

You see these Gitmo terrorists were sent to Uruguay. But the house where they live is right near the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. And so these terrorists have the chutzpah to demonstrate in front of the U.S. Embassy, because after a decade of Gitmo-fare, they are demanding more welfare from the United States.
(And of course)… “the close proximity to the embassy, combined with the apparent lack of host country mitigation measures, poses a potential risk to the safety and security of our embassy and its employees, including local hires.”

Obama Administration’s Major Regulations Cost More Than $80 Billion Annually ~

The major regulations imposed by the Obama administration now cost Americans more than $80 billion a year—twice as much as the rules issued by the Bush administration at the six-year mark, according to a Heritage Foundation report released today.

Here’s a guy with an exciting proposal to push back against this regulation onslaught ~ The case for conservative civil disobedience

[Hat-tip: Bobo]

Baltimore: The Summing Up ~ A pithy photo-commentary on the Freddie Gray riots and racism.
Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion ~ Carol Everett, who operated four abortion clinics in Texas, reveals the evil motivation behind sexualizing our youth. She asserts that what passes for “sexual education” is deliberately stealing away the innate modesty of children and creating a rift between children and their parents.
Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes ~ Gee, no one saw this coming

Since its implementation, the exchange has somehow failed to become financially viable because of lower than expected Obamacare enrollment figures. With the state legislature rejecting a $28 million bailout, the website will now be unable to operate past this year.


Student Sues University after Failing Course Twice ~ Because it shouldn’t hurt to be stupid.
U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians ~ This is appalling ~

After inviting a number of foreign religious leaders, mostly Muslim, the U.S. State Department, for the second time in a row, denied the sole Christian representative (an Iraqi nun) a visa — despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that Christians are the ones being persecuted by Muslims [...]
… discussing the nun’s visa denial, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said: “This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary [of State John] Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired.”

Nice try Newt, but this has been going on for years. No one in a position to do anything will give a damn.


Amtrak engineer a homosexual and therefore protected by the American media? ~ Yes, it’s a well-known Leftism; Truth must be subverted when there’s an agenda to protect.

Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw ~ This new technology is really amazing ~

A 3D-printed beak has been fitted to a sea turtle injured by a collision with a boat’s propeller.
The beak, made of medical-grade titanium, replaces the loggerhead turtle’s jaws, half of which were sheared off in the accident.

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Anti-Semitism alive and well on college campuses

America’s college campuses have been experiencing a sharp spike in anti-Semitism in recent months. And not just against the state of Israel in the form of BDS (the reality-free, anti-Israel, economic campaign: Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions). Jewish students themselves are reporting increased harassment, as this documentary illustrates ~

Crossing the Line 2′ is a new documentary that exposes the rise of anti-Semitic activity on North American university campuses. This virulent anti-Semitism is disguised as opposition to Israel’s policies, but it calls for Israel’s destruction and threatens Jews on campus.



In a nationwide survey, more than half of self-identified Jewish students attending U.S. colleges reported suffering incidents of anti-Semitism on their campuses in the last school year.

Sadly, as an April 15th article in Commentary Magazine explains ~

…so long as support for a movement that singles out the one Jewish state in the world and its supporters for discriminatory treatment and opprobrium is not merely tolerated as an opinion but treated as a reasonable point of view about which decent people may differ, we can’t be surprised that Jew hatred is being normalized.


Anti-Semitism at UCSB: A closer look at bashing the Jews on campus

Wall of Truth ~ A national campaign to counter the irrational BDS movement on college campuses.

Anti-Semitism escalating: Is the world stuck on stupid?

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Photographer dad and his fantastic flying son

I’m probably among the last to see this story but it’s so cool I just wanted to share it with anyone else who might have missed it ~ Dad photoshops son with Down syndrome as flying superhero: gorgeous photos go viral ~

Wil Lawrence of Paradise, Utah, is cropping up in the funniest places. Thanks to his father Alan’s skills with a camera and Photoshop, the 18-month-old boy appears in many candid family shots on his father’s blog, to be flying.


Love, free as air at sight of human ties,
spreads his light wings,
and in a moment flies.

~ Alexander Pope

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Chicago’s South Side new home of Barack Hussein Obama Library

From Fox News: It’s official – Obama library will be on Chicago’s South Side ~

In a news release, the Barack Obama Foundation announced early Tuesday that the library would be erected on park land that was proposed for the site by the University of Chicago. The site was selected over bids made by Columbia University in New York, the University of Hawaii and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Considering that the Windy City is where the evil plot to fundamentally unmake America was hatched, I guess the location is quite fitting ~

O&Emanuel“With a library and a foundation on the South Side of Chicago, not only will we be able to encourage and affect change locally, but what we can also do is to attract the world to Chicago.”
Obama said in a video accompanying the release. “All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago 8O That’s where I was able to apply that early idealism to try to work in communities in public service. That’s where I met my wife. That’s where my children were born” [...]

“Over the past months, the city has come together to bring the library to its rightful place in Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in the release.


Hope they’re not wasting a lot of taxpayer dollars on this fiasco. It shouldn’t really be too expensive move the building from its present location in Detroit…

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Doesn’t the existence of evil disprove God’s existence?

The very fact that evil exists is enough to convince many people that God doesn’t.
In these two short videos, Frank Turek explains why that’s a faulty premise ~

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