Stories from the Field

English: Center Pivot on the dessert

English: Center Pivot on the dessert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back 15 years ago or so, I spent something over 4 years working with center pivots, those ¼ to ½ mile long sprinklers that make this part of the country look like green circles when you folks fly over. They’re pretty interesting machines technically, in how we make then run straight and not wrap them up around themselves, not wash out the road, and stuff like that.

By the time I was working on them, many were controlled by computers in those pretty blue and red panels, and after I learned what I was doing, that’s mostly what I worked on, of course you know I’m technical like that, and I’m also old enough to know that carrying a 142 lb. gear box and a jack and this and that a half-mile through a 12 foot high cornfield in 100° heat is not gonna be a whole lot of fun. So, I managed to avoid having a helper and mostly did controls.

Don’t want to lose three rows of corn to having a road (trail really) to the pivot point? I can make that happen. Want to just start and stop it? Want to control the speed? Want to turn the pump on and off? Those are easy. Want it to call you at home if it stops? How about call you on the radio? Those are easy too, although a bit more expensive. In fact, I was on the development team for some of those, testing beta models for the manufacturer. Now let’s have some fun, want to control everything about all your pivots? I’ve been able to set that up for you since your computer ran DOS 3.4

Want to run your pivots from your iPhone? There’s an app for that too. Thing is I’m one of the people who can make this stuff work on nearly any machine, some of them I can also adapt to run your bin site. You know, the one we set up last year so that you could drive up and dump your semi and the system will put 14% moisture corn in the bin (or bins).

That the kind of stuff I did. But like everybody else in the spring, I did almost nothing but new pivots, I could wire each tower in about 10 minutes (when things were going right, anyway) plus about half a day for tying in the power feed and making the pump control work and miscellany, including teaching you how to use it. And telling it how many seconds out of a minute the last tower had to run to put an inch of water on the field, setting the end gun and such.

Those days would run 12 -18 hours Monday through Friday and about six on Saturday, if you were lucky. So you tend to be tired at the end of the day. And we covered a radius of about a hundred miles. Officially that is, I started one machine darned near in South Dakota, another in Kansas, and a third in Colorado. I can remember one night when I was starting three machines we had built in another dealers territory when I nearly ran head on into a competitors truck about 9 at night on a S curve in a gravel road- he was starting a machine they had sold in our territory. Why? Who knows, maybe they didn’t like the dealer.

Strangely, and coincidentally, that same night as I got into town hoping I’d be in time to get some dinner, the lug nuts sheared on one of my wheels as I was turning into the bar/cafe (it also had some of the best food in the county, and the coffee wasn’t bad either). I said, well you can imagine what I said, the truck was out of the way so I went in to eat. I figured I’d call my wife to come get me and deal with it in the morning. So happened that a tech I knew from a competitor was having dinner and offered me a ride home, which saved my wife about 100 miles on her car. He dropped me off at our dealership, and I got in my car and went home.

One of the strange things at this company was that you could drive your truck home if you lived in town otherwise you were supposed to leave the truck at the shop. I had long since told them that if it was the same distance home as to the shop, I was going home, and the service manager agreed readily enough.

So I get in about 7 the next morning and tell my story and he says OK, the underground crew is out that way on a two day job so they can load it up and bring it in tonight. I had had enough sense to bring some of my tools so I didn’t need anything off it so I got my jobs planned and loaded a truck that wasn’t scheduled.

Instead of my Dodge/Cummins, this silly thing was one of those 90 or so Ford diesel/5speed combinations that needed to be going downhill  to get started, and in addition it could only fuel at one pump in the county because whoever designed the fuel system on it’s flatbed screwed up and you needed to be 10º nose down to fuel it, nice part was that it filled both tanks. So off I go.

That day was fine, actually fairly easy. The next day was a bear though, I finished up about 10 that night (by my headlights) and started the 80 mile drive home. I can either turn right and go to the shop or go straight ahead and go home. It wasn’t a hard decision.

So, I’m crossing the Union Pacific main line which is the busiest railroad in the world, and I decide to upshift, with this truck you did a lot of shifting, and it was sloppy as well. so I’m shifting from first to second in the middle of the crossing when the fool truck decides it would be a good time to be in both second and reverse at the same time. That didn’t work out well, I stopped, rather abruptly. So, I’m sitting there trying to get it into one or the other, when I look down the tracks and about a mile away is a train. Well that was a bit of a motivator, so I push jerk harder on the gearshift, and finally get it into second (only). Ever see a 8500 pound pickup play drag racer? You would have that night. I quickly grab the transfer case and shove it into low lock because I know I’ll kill the engine if I try to start in second. Off we go, the breeze from the locomotive wasn’t too bad, must have missed by a couple of feet.

So, I drive around the section, because the transmission is still stuck, but at least in only one gear now. While I’m doing this I decide I’ll take it to the shop so I don’t have to deal with it in the morning, which I do.

I go in the next morning slightly angry still, and tell the service manager about the damned transmission and where it happened. he says OK, doesn’t matter, yours is fixed. So about a half hour later, he stops me on my way out of the parking lot to ask me how I got it home last night. I’m very pleased and surprised to tell you he is still alive because when I told him that I shifted in 4 low to start and then back to two wheel drive and drove slow, he couldn’t understand that with the hubs out it was only in 2 wheel drive, nor did he understand just how slow I drove (about 20 mph was redline on that truck). Wow that made it a 19 hour day plus commute.

He didn’t understand why I looked at him and told him to go ask the mechanic how it worked and get the [censored] out of my way either.

Good thing they needed me that year.

Cause for Termination, Lack of Respect

 

 

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I’m going to combine a couple of stories I ran across from the Daily Caller, because I think they have a common cause. What is that cause? That cause is disdain for the people of the United States. It seems to me that Obama in everything he does shows disrespect for the common people of this country, and I think the country has had enough of it.

 

President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

“Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.

The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.

 

Then there is this from the University of Colorado that says the people have had about their fill of contemptuous incompetence as well:

 

A presidential election prediction model developed by two University of Colorado professors points to a big win for GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney in November.

The model, the only of its kind to use more than one state-level economic indicator, has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1980.

It predicts Romney winning the electoral college by a 320-218 margin and winning 52.9 percent of the popular vote when only the two major parties’ candidates are considered, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Romney, it concluded, will win every state currently considered by pollsters to be a swing state, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

The model even predicts Romney will win Minnesota and Maine’s Second Congressional District, the electoral votes of which most pollsters consider to be “safe” for President Obama. Nevada and Iowa are the only swing states it assigns to Obama.

“Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble,” explained Kenneth Bickers, a political science professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder who developed the prediction model with Michael Berry of University of Colorado-Denver.

“The apparent advantage of being a Democratic candidate and holding the White House disappears,” Berry noted, ”when the national unemployment rate hits 5.6 percent. The incumbency advantage enjoyed by President Obama, though statistically significant, is not great enough to offset high rates of unemployment currently experienced in many of the states.”

 

Not the best week ever for the Hopenchange crew.

 

 

 

 

 

Heroes

Three episodes from recent European history:

  • In 2007, the nationally known Swedish politician Anna Lindh was gunned down in a Stockholm shopping mall by a gunman who then fled the scene.  The place was busy.  Several people observed the crime.  But it didn’t occur to anybody to tackle the killer, and nobody rushed to stop him.
  • The next year, on Queen’s Day in Amsterdam, a male model taking part in an outdoor fashion show just off of Rembrandt Square was pulled down from the catwalk and beaten severely by ten Muslim “youths.”  Only one person – a friend of the model – tried to help him.  The show’s organizer told me later that there had been a lot of people present – “and I mean a lot!”  But none of them did anything.
  • Some time after the slaughter last July of dozens of campers on an island near Oslo, accusations began to fly.  The head of the youth group camping on the island, it emerged, had been the first to find a boat and make it to shore – leaving behind the kids in his charge, many of them much younger than himself.  One witness noted that only a few campers had made an active effort to help others – and they were all foreigners.

Several years ago I wrote this about the Lindh killing: “People just stood there, waiting for somebody else to do something. Somebody whose job it was.  Hayek was right: the capacity for resistance – the capacity of even conceiving of resistance – is bred out of people in social democracies.” Of course, that’s a generalization.  Not everybody in Western Europe is a coward.  Besides, who can say how any of us would act in such situations, when everything is happening fast and when it may seem unclear exactly what is the best thing to do?

Still, I couldn’t help thinking of those, and other, historic instances of human passivity when the details of the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, began to come out.  I am referring to the remarkable fact that not one, not two, but three of the people who died from gunfire that night were young men who lost their lives protecting their girlfriends from the spray of bullets.

Think of it.  In one part of the theater, Jon Blunk, 25, a security guard who’d served on the U.S.S. Nimitz and wanted to become a Navy SEAL, pushed his girlfriend, Jansen Young, to the floor and under her seat, then covered her with his own body and held her tight.   Elsewhere in the same theater, during the same terrifying moments, Alex Teves, 24, who’d just finished earning a master’s degree in clinical psychology, was pushing his girlfriend, Amanda Lindgren, to the floor and shielding her with his body.  Still elsewhere in the theater Matt McQuinn, 27, a clerk at Target, was doing the same thing for his girlfriend Samantha Yowler.

All three of these young men died; all three of these young women lived.

Continue reading Heroes in Aurora.

Valor

When all hearts are opened,
And all the secrets known,
When guile and lies are banished,
And subterfuge is gone.

When God rolls up the curtain,
And hidden truths appear,
When the ghastly light of Judgement Day,
Brings past and present near…

Then shall we know what once we knew,
Before wealth dimmed our sight,
That of all sins, the blackest is
The pride which will not fight.

The meek and pious have a place,
And necessary are,
But valor pales their puny rays,
As does the sun a star.

What race of men since time began,
Has ever yet remained,
Who trusted not it’s own right hand,
Or from brave deeds refrained?

Yet spite the fact for ages known,
And by all lands displayed,
We still have those who prate of peace,
And say that war is dead.

Yes vandals rise who seek to snatch
The laurels from the brave,
And dare defame heroic dead,
Now filling hero graves.

They speak of those who love,
Like Christ’s, exceeds the lust of life
And murderers slain to no avail,
A useless sacrifice.

With infamy without a name,
They mock our fighting youth,
And dare decry great hearts who die,
Battling for right and truth.

Woe to the land which, heeding them,
Lets avarice gain the day,
And trusting gold it’s right to hold,
Lets manly might decay.

Let us, while willing yet for peace,
Still keep our valor high,
So when our time of battle comes,
We shall not fear to die.

Make love of life and ease be less,
Make love of country more.
So shall our patriotism be
More than an empty roar.

For death is nothing, comfort less,
Valor is all in all;
Base nations who depart from it,
Shall sure and justly fall.

General George S. Patton, Jr

First: The Mission

Always: the People

Last: Yourself

These valorous gentlemen died doing the highest duty of a man, protecting the weak.

The first duty of the strong is to protect the weak.

The protection of the innocent is always the mission.

Mission accomplished, gentlemen.

My heartfelt sympathies to your families.

Aurora, Guns, Idiots, and Moral Decay

The panic is over, the wounded are healing and we are mourning the dead from the theater, in Boulder. What are the lessons.

First and Foremost: This scumbag killed completely innocent men, women and children in cold  blood. I don’t care if he’s sane. crazy, crippled, brilliantly intelligent, dumber than the last rock in the box, or anything else, he’s a murderer, after his fair trial, if convicted, he should be executed. That’s been the law since Moses, and there is no reason to change what works. The state is reactive, which cannot be helped in a free society, and its duty is to protect the rights of the citizens, these citizens right to life was violated in the most heinous manner, and so that is his reward. It’s all personal responsibility, of the perpetrator, and the state.

Second: If you are going to depend on the police to defend you, you are in trouble. If I understand this correctly, the Police station is about a mile from the theater and they responded rapidly and well, I think I heard about 1.5 minutes, which is excellent. 71 people were shot, 12 fatally, that’s tragic. Here is the biggest takeaway for you, an average citizen: If you don’t defend yourself, you will be undefended. here is a couple of paragraphs from Mark America which makes my point better than I can.

Having covered the essentials facts relevant to the actor in this case, I now wish to deal with the generations of non-actors who demanded, through their intransigence, within their own sense of “moral” superiority, and from behind the fortress walls of the protected bubbles in which they live, that these victims be defenseless before the blazing guns of this mad-man.  I wish now to address the man who presides over the City of New York like a King, dictating that salt be stricken from the menu, that soft-drinks be limited to sixteen ounces, and that no law-abiding citizen may easily obtain a gun for his own defense.  There are many like him, and they are all equally guilty in abetting murder wherever law-abiding citizens have been deprived of the lawful ability to carry the means of their own defense.  Even in jurisdictions where concealed handgun permits are available, business owners, acting within their rights as property owners, often restrict patrons from bringing their weapons on the premises, irrespective of permits. Patrons at least have a choice as to whether they shall frequent such establishments, yielding their ability to self-defense.

What none of the political opportunists will tell you is that in every state in which concealed-carry permits are authorized, the incidence of violent crime against persons has fallen precipitously.  What none of these masterminds will tell you is that in all of the locales in which they have had their way, imposing gun control measures for their own nefarious purposes, these have become the deadliest cities in the country.  Chicago, New York, and Washington DC have among the tightest gun control regulations in the country, but they also remain at or near the top the list of violent murders by all weapons, including guns.   Once you have been armed with this knowledge, when Mayor Bloomberg addresses the media with his crass indifference to the murders committed under the shelter availed criminals by his sort of law, you should know that you are facing a man who is an accomplice, if not in the crime at hand in this case, then in others like it, numbering in the thousands, that draw little media attention because their victims number in ones and twos at a time, rather than in scores.

Personally, when I see a sign prohibiting guns, I read it as a sign that armed robbers are welcome.

And furthermore, from Mark.

The shooting at Virginia Tech was the same.  The gunman in that case struck where he could rampage unopposed, and it only ended when he decided to end it.  Major Hasan, at Fort Hood, knew full well that under ordinary circumstances, on an Army installation, despite the arms-rooms full of weaponry and bunkers full of munitions, soldiers do not walk around armed, and when on those rare occasions they train under arms, they do so without ammunition on hand.  A military base, should you penetrate its perimeter security, is a place where a shooter can rampage for some time without opposition, and Major Hasan was in the Army, so he knew this all too well.  He did not launch his attack in a restaurant off-post, where he might well be able to kill service-members, but might also encounter an armed civilian.  He knew his greatest chance of “success” in his spree of “work-place violence” would be where he would find legally disarmed victims.

As Robert Heinlein said, “An armed society is a polite society.”

Third: If you take nothing else away from this tragedy, you should have learned that the so-called main stream media are pushing an agenda. Almost before the wounded, let alone the dead, were removed from the theater, the media was trying to scapegoat conservatives, especially the TEA Party, eventually they did recant this calumny but, only on-line not on air as the accusation had been made

OK those are the main lessons, what about the causes?

My friend Juwanndodoright wrote this, this morning.

We should not be surprised at the incident in Colorado.  We live in and extoll a culture of violence.  We are almost inured to it through the daily reports of how people, whether a rogue individual, a cadre of extremists, a gang or a government inflicts death on others.

When I say extoll, I mean that we stand in line to buy the newest and most violent video games.  We enjoy movies in which there is violence – the more gruesome the better.  We spectate at boxing matches which have produced numerous permanent brain injuries and wonder why some of those boxers go home and physically abuse their spouses and children.

Is there an explanation for our increased embrace of violence in our culture?  Some will suggest that we have abandoned our standards of decency – and I think there is much to argue for that viewpoint.  But I think there is something even more insidious – if you can imagine something that is yet worse.

There is an historical corollary between what is happening in America today and what befell the Roman Empire as it went into decline.  As the Empire started on its way to collapse, so did the moral standards that had been its underpinning.  Depravity and orgies replaced philosophy and reason.  And the games in the Coliseum became more and more gruesome.

I agree with her wholeheartedly. Many of you, like me, remember the glory years of Hollywood with a great longing. Nobody ever said a John Wayne movie didn’t have its violent parts, that was part of its appeal, whether it was True Grit, or The Sands of Iwo Jima, or any of the others, so what was the difference? The difference was that the violence was not graphic, nor was it gratuitous, and in the end virtue won, and usually got the girl.

Somebody linked to Jenny McCartney’s review of Dark Knight in the Telegraph (UK) yesterday, and I found it very troubling. As an aside, I quit going to movies years ago, I find nearly all of then distasteful. Here is some of what Ms. McCartney had to say.

If I were 10 years old, would I be badgering my parents to take me to see the new Batman film, The Dark Knight? You bet I would. It’s the latest and biggest release in the superhero genre, which children instantly understand as a direct appeal to their special interests.

It’s also touched with the alluring suggestion of forbidden fruit: the maniacal, deranged face of The Joker, grippingly played by the late Heath Ledger, leers from posters all over town.

If I were the parent who relented and took a 10-year-old child to see The Dark Knight, would I be sorry? Once again, you bet I would. It’s different from other superhero films, as fans are quick to point out. Certainly, there are surprises in its swooping camera angles and darkened, ominous screen.

But the greatest surprise of all – even for me, after eight years spent working as a film critic – has been the sustained level of intensely sadistic brutality throughout the film.

I will attempt to confine my plot spoilers to the opening: the film begins with a heist carried out by men in sinister clown masks. As each clown completes a task, another shoots him point-blank in the head. The scene ends with a clown – The Joker – stuffing a bomb into a wounded bank employee’s mouth.

I recommend you read her entire review.

I see no reason for this schlock to be made, in my opinion this garbage is far more pornographic than anything dealing with sex could be (although that has no redeeming value, either.) But people buy it, or otherwise support it. Why? I have no idea but, it is a mark of our declining society that they do, as are the lyrics to almost all current so-called music.

I do not advocate for laws to be made to prohibit this garbage, this used to be a free country but I do deplore a society that will spend hard-earned money (even if you are using welfare, somebody earned that money so the government could give it to you) on crap like this. This is another mark of the decline of Western Civilization, and we are willingly financing the destruction of our society. We need to change that.

So, how do we change it?

  1. We learn about our personal responsibility
  2. We teach our children the ways (and whys) of polite society.
  3. We quit spending our money on these various forms of pornography, that’s what nearly all of our current entertainment is.

And finally, because I completely agree, and because he writes it extremely well, I’m going to reprint Marks final paragraph.

As for the people of Aurora, Colorado, particularly those who have suffered directly the grievous loss and the trauma of this nightmarish event, you have the sympathies and support of every American of good will.  When I have seen images from the scene, of first responders, health-care workers, and members of the community who have reached out to help their fellows in a time of despair, I am heartened by what are the inestimable good graces of so many fine people rendering all the aid they are able.  On this website, I often focus on the doom and gloom in which so much of our world seems to have become cloaked, but this day, in Aurora Colorado, while I see a grim tragedy, I also see reason for hope, not in some shoddy politician offering slogans, but in the actions and the fraternal love I see among the people there.  When I am asked why I am proud to be an American, it is because such people as these give light and love to our country even in its darkest hours, when it would be easier to simply turn it all off in order to avoid the horror.  I recently explained that I had been searching for America, and in the finest devotion to purpose, and in the greatest tradition of American spirit I’ve seen in a community wracked by terror, I have found her, and she is still thriving. May those souls be at peace, and may America take their survivors into the bosom of her fullest compassion.

And these people are the America I love.

Sources:

  1. The Screams You Didn’t Hear; http://markamerica.com/2012/07/21/the-screams-you-didnt-hear/
  2. On Cloistered Virtue; http://juwannadoright.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/on-cloistered-virtue/
  3. Our attitude to violence is beyond a joke as new Batman film, The Dark Knight, shows; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/2461820/Our-attitude-to-violence-is-beyond-a-joke-as-new-Batman-film-The-Dark-Knight-shows.html

Federal Lands Sit on Oil Deposit Bigger Than All Known Oil Reserves Combined

Oil - proved reserves.

Oil – proved reserves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know, I’m more than a little tired of being involved in conflicts between people who want to live in the 7th Century and those who want to modernize to, oh, I don’t know maybe, the 12th century. Even President Obama wants to pivot to the Pacific.

North America has more oil than everybody else in the world, and I suspect the Canadians are just as fed up as the rest of us. Like to quit fighting the oil wars? Here’s the answer.

Drill, Baby, Drill.

and then

Market, Baby, Market

We are the capitalists here, remember. Undercut the market until the middle east fall back into its own nightmare of poverty, Sharia, and general hideousness. Not my problem, attacks can from these goatherds can be contained, they don’t like the 21st century, so don’t sell it to them. The last things they developed were the Arabic number system and 0 (the number).

Here’s the story from Godfather’s Politics.

President Obama and the Left like to go on about energy independence, but they won’t do anything to actually achieve it.

Solar, wind and biofuels are all technologies that aren’t ready to produce the kind of power we need to keep our country running, but the Left keeps on promoting them over technologies that are proven and available, such as nuclear, clean-burning coal and natural gas.

The biggest lie of the Left, however, is that we’re running out of oil. The exhaustion of oil reserves is the bogeyman used to scare people into wasting time aand effort on dead ends like wind technology. Mixed with a heavy dose of global warming fear-mongering, lies about oil have kept us from developing our own natural resources.

Now comes a report from the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, that a chunk of federal land known as the Green River Formation, at the juncture of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, not only contains a lot of oil, but it may contain more oil than the rest of the world’s proven reserves.

Continue reading Federal Lands Sit on Oil Deposit Bigger Than All Known Oil Reserves Combined – Godfather Politics.

HELLO WHITE HOUSE! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! :: Complete Colorado Blog

Do you ever wonder whether what we do matters? Maybe only the big blogs, you know the Big Hollywood‘s, RedState, I Own the World, Drudge, and others maybe they are the only one that matter. Well they’re not, what I say and you say can shape the dialogue more than we can know.

Yesterday, I wrote a short post that included some information about Abound Energy in Colorado. If you missed it here’s the link. I sourced from Colorado Peak Politics but others wrote about it also. One of them was Complete Colorado Blog. Their post definitely got noticed. Today they posted some inside baseball for our edification. It’s short so I’ll just repost it so you all can see what can happen.

Feb
29

HELLO WHITE HOUSE! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

By admin

When the Abound Solar layoffs were announced last night, we had to link to the extensive coverage that CompleteColorado.com, Amy Oliver of the Independence Institute, and Michael Sandoval of People’s Press Collective have provided on this topic over the years.

Then, this afternoon, as I’m looking at my stats, I realized the Betsy Markey-Pat Stryker-Abound Solar-Pay-to-Play story had quite a few hits, so I clicked on “recent visitors” to see who was reading the story.

Well hello 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

(Click on image for a larger version)

By taking a closer look we can discern a few extra things.  First, because we see two separate screen sizes, we know there were more than two people checking out the story.  Next, there’s no referring link, which means they didn’t just stumble upon the story from some source, like CompleteColorado, or the Daily Caller (we wish) or the Drudge Report (we wish) or The Blaze (we wish) or The Heritage Foundation (we wish)…you get the idea.

At any rate, we’re happy to have members of the White House stop by…Pretty sure we’ll be seeing you again soon!

This is the link, Which I got from the Crockett’s Corner Daily: HELLO WHITE HOUSE! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! :: Complete Colorado Blog.

So we should keep in mind that all of us have some part of the bully pulpit ourselves. Does the White House listen to us? Probably not, but others do. Keep up the good work, fellow Patriots.

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