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Monday, July 7th, 2008
12:47 am - WHAT WMDS???

Yes, let's talk about the distressing lack of WMDs found in Iraq. Such as the stockpile of FARMING CHEMICALS that the press glossed over due to their innocuous normal uses. Or about the MiGS that were found partially dis-assembled and buried in the sand. Or the warheads that were found to have traces of chemical weapons left in them. Or the weapons moved into Syria. Or (continues muttering to self)

Apparently, the media, which is known for having a liberal, anti-war/Bush slant, ain't tellin' us the whole story, just like they did back during Vietnam when they would say that we bombed civillians and leave out that said civillians were among enemy soldiers


AP Exclusive: US removes uranium from Iraq


The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program - a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium - reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

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Sunday, July 6th, 2008
2:44 pm - I have created a community for "Alive in Baghdad," a weekly news program in Baghdad.
tinceiri I don't know if this is against the rules of this community, and I apologize if it is. I have combed through the profile for this community and I honestly haven't been able to find anything regarding advertising.

I have recently created a new community that I'm (quite obviously) doing some advertising for: aliveinbagdad. The purpose of this community is simple: it exists to discuss a weekly news program from the streets of Baghdad, Iraq. I plan on uploading videos every few days from the news program's official feed (aliveinbaghdad) to the community from YouTube so that people can watch these videos, discuss them, and figure out how American and British policies in the region have effected the everyday lives of people on the street.

It is my hope that I can get people who are also native to the Middle East to join this community as well, and I've recently started talking to a student from Iran about having her in on it.

If you are interested, then I encourage you to join. And feedback, of course, is always welcome.

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
8:26 am - Heartwarming Iraq picture moment

Betcha won't see this on CNN or CNBC


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Saturday, June 14th, 2008
1:54 pm - Why are we still there?

Amusing satire on the logic some use to say we should get out of Iraq

It's time to reevaluate our involvement!

Every day there are news reports about more deaths. Every night on TV there are photos of death and destruction. Why are we still there?

We occupied this land, which we had to take by force, but it causes us nothing but trouble. Why are we still there?

Many of our children go there and never come back. Why are we still there?

Their government is unstable, and they have loopy leadership. Why are we still there?

Many of their people are uncivilized. Why are we still there?

The place is subject to natural disasters, which we are supposed to bail them out of. Why are we still there?

There are more than 1,000 religious sects, which we do not understand. Why are we still there?

Their folkways, foods and fads are unfamiliar to ordinary Americans. Why are we still there?

We can't even secure the borders. Why are we still there?

They are billions of dollars in debt, and it will cost billions more to rebuild, which we can't afford. Why are we still there?

It is becoming very clear... WE MUST GET OUT OF CALIFORNIA !

current mood: silly

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5:34 am - Late Memorial Day posting

I wish I'd thought to post this on Memorial Day

Trace Adkins - Arlington

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Thursday, June 12th, 2008
7:47 am - You need to see this

From the Move America Forward e-mail newsletter

If you know someone who doesn't understand why we have 180,000 brave U.S. troops honorably serving in Iraq & Afghanistan, then please share this video with them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lKZqqSI9-s

We are approaching the 7-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and since then Islamic jihadists have not been able to inflict another terrorist attack on American soil. And U.S. troops deserve a lot of praise for this fact. Our troops have al-Qaeda broken into pieces, and their affiliated terrorist groups largely decimated. This is the direct result of our troops' missions in Iraq & Afghanistan, and around the world (in conjunction with the dilligent work of law enforcement and intelligence agencies).

So please realize that while you are sitting at your chair reading this email, a young man or woman is over in Iraq or Afghanistan, enduring temperatures over 115 degrees, and fighting violent radical jihadists who want to see you and I dead, and our society and values destroyed.

We should say thank you to our troops. In fact, we cannot begin to thank them enough. One small step that we at Move America Forward are taking is organizing the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. troops in history. You can do your part by sponsoring care packages for our troops here:


Thank you for doing this one, small, decent act on behalf of our military men & women.

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Friday, June 6th, 2008
2:18 am - Peace thugs at it again

Why do they even do this? It's totally pointless! *NOTHING* is gained for their cause by doing so!


Peace Thugs go after Another Military Recruiting Center

Move America Forward doesn’t like to report the attacks on military recruiting centers. Sadly, it has happened again.

Some hooligans sprayed graffiti on a Long Beach recruting center, leaving police and other public servants to clean up the mess.

“LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Dina Zapalski says that about 6:30 a.m. today (June 5), officers were dispatched to the area of 6th/Pine and found spray painting had occurred on the military recruiting station’s windows, building and adjacent sidewalk,” according to the LP Report.com

At least one “possible” threatening message was left, according to Sgt. Zapalski.

No matter the words left by the fools, the message is anti-American, anti-military and bad form. Shameful acts by cowards.

current mood: pissed off

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
12:11 am - Expert Military Blogger: Iraq War May be Over by the End of 2008

The good news in Iraq - and that means good news for Americans and all freedom loving people - keeps rolling in. Michael Yon, an expert on the war in Iraq who has spent his own money and time in the countr y to tell the truth, now says American forces and our Allies are close to winning the war.

One of the biggest problems with the Iraq War is that politics has frequently triumphed over truth. For instance, we went into Iraq with shoddy intelligence (at best), no reconstruction plan, and perhaps half as many troops as were required. We refused to admit that an insurgency was growing, until the country collapsed into anarchy and civil war. Now the truth is that Iraq is showing real progress on many fronts: Al Qaeda is being defeated and violence is down and continuing to decrease. As a result, the militias have lost their reason for existence and are getting beaten back or co-opted. Shia, Sunni and Kurds are coming together—although with various stresses—under the national government. If progress continues at this rate, it is very possible that before 2008 is out, we can finally say “the war has ended.” Yes, likely there still will be some American casualties, but if the violence continues to drop and the Iraqi government consolidates its gains, we will be able, in good conscience, to begin bringing more of our people home. I will be paying very close attention to the words of Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno, who is replacing General Petraeus as the overall commander in Iraq.

Yon offers to accompany any U.S. Senator, whether liberal, conservative, anti-war, pro-Iraqi and American triumph, to Iraq. Yon knows the geography and he knows thiwar. I hope that Senators take up his gracious offer. Maybe they will learn something - like we ARE - winning and surrender is not an option.

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Monday, June 2nd, 2008
1:43 am - Stability and Oil in Iraq


To all of those naysayers, those individuals who call our troops something other than heroes, it’s time to shut up and find another whipping boy. Oil is flowing in Iraq like it hasn’t since the war began. Violence is down. Way down. Nothing like a “surge” to make liars out of cowards.

Reuters reports:

U.S. troop deaths in Iraq fell to their lowest level last month since the 2003 invasion and officials said on Sunday improved security also helped the country boost oil production in May to a post-war high.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Iraq’s oil minister credited better security for the two milestones, which illustrated a dramatic turnabout in the fortunes of a country on the brink of all-out sectarian civil war just 12 months ago.

“We’ve still got a distance to go but I think lower casualty rates are a reflection of some real progress,” Gates told reporters in Singapore. “The key will be to continue to sustain the progress we have seen.”

Shows what America’s best can do when politicians close their mouths and open their minds. And there’s more good news from Reuters:

Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani told Reuters in an interview that the improved security had helped Iraq, which has the world’s third-largest oil reserves, raise oil production to a post-war high of 2.5 million barrels per day in May.

Iraq’s oil industry, hit by decades of sanctions, war and neglect, was a vulnerable target for saboteurs after the U.S. invasion. Attacks on pipelines quickly destroyed any hopes of using Iraq’s vast oil reserves to fund its reconstruction.

The military says violence in Iraq is now at a four-year low following crackdowns by U.S. and Iraqi forces on Shi’ite militias in southern Basra and Baghdad and on al Qaeda in the northern city of Mosul, its last major urban stronghold.

“In May we have exceeded for the first time a 2 million barrels per day export rate. In production we have exceeded 2.5 million bpd,” Shahristani said.

Read the entire report here.

Thank you, troops. You are helping Americans live safer lives by killing terrorists where they nest instead of allowing them to fight us in an all-out war here.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
9:43 pm - Military Conversion Chart

I hope some military humor is OK

This is why I went into the U.S.A.F!

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current mood: happy

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6:27 am - Successes in Iraq

Sad but true (said in reference to the media)

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Monday, May 26th, 2008
3:18 am - What war for oil?

Next time you get one of those people who say the war in Iraq was to get the oil, show them this *wags tail*


Note that only 5% of our oil comes from Iraq as of November 2005

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Friday, May 23rd, 2008


Being against the war in Iraq is one thing, but hating the troops is going way too far! Why do people even do this?! The troops themselves aren't the ones who made the descision to be in Iraq! Why can't these damn hippies see that?! Why do they vent their hated of the war on the troops and not those who made the descision to be over there?!

Thursday, May 22, 2008
Peacethugs Target Troops in Uniform


The Vietnam era is over, but the hate by hippies, miscreants, lowlife liberals and other slime is still boiling like a witch’s cauldron in Hell. America-haters are harassing and attacking our men and women who wear the United States’ uniform in public right here at home, according to the government.

Peacethugs call names, follow and harass our troops. They use racial slurs and other hatemongering to disparage our soldiers.

The Department of Transportation is so concerned about the incidents that it suggests our troops not wear their uniforms in public, among other safety precautions.
This is from Michael Yon’s WEBSITE

Washington D.C.
Dept of Transportation Federal Transit Administration sends:

Recently, there have been local incidents in which military personnel have been verbally assaulted while commuting on the Metro. Uniformed members have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government, shouting anti-war sentiments, and using racial slurs against minorities.
In one instance, a member was followed onto the platform by an individual who continued to berate her as she exited the metro station. Thus far, these incidents have occurred in the vicinity of the Reagan National Airport and Eisenhower Ave metro stations on the yellow line, however, military members should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times while in mass transit.

Should you be approached by any individuals expressing anti-government/anti-war sentiments, or any other types of direct verbal assault, immediately notify your local police jurisdiction. If riding metro, exit the train at the next stop, distance yourself from the individual, and notify the Metro Transit Police Department.
For this and any other suspicious activity, NGB personnel are also asked to notify the Pentagon Command Center at (703)697-1001, and the NGB Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, MSgt Cyril Charity, at (703)607-2396 or (571)239-1109 (after duty hours).

Here are a few friendly reminders of personal protective measures that can help you to stay safe:

-If possible, do not commute in uniform (military members) -Do not display DoD building passes, “hot cards”, or personal identification in open view outside of the workplace -Do not discuss specifics about your occupation to outside solicitors
-Always try to remain in well lit, well populated train cars if traveling via metro -Be vigilant at all times!


National Operations Center

The enemies of our country are trying to undermine our security by pushing surrender in Iraq, cutting off funds for our troops’ basic needs, attacking recruiting centers and assaulting our troops here at home. This is called Treason. It is a hate crime if ever there was one.

The frustrating thing about this monstrous behavior is that the soldiers could put a quick end to the idots’ antics. From the peacethugs I’ve seen up close, most fifth-grade schoolgirls could take the wimps down. But our troops have pride and unbelievable restraint, so the anti-American cretins keep on with their behavior.
It is a sad, sad day in America when our enemy not only lives in caves, but next door.

current mood: pissed

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
10:54 am

But perhaps more important than the manner in which the militia fought is the manner in which it stopped fighting. <...> the conclusion of the conflict in Basra shows that when Sadr speaks, the militia listens.

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Friday, May 11th, 2007
3:30 am - What do Iraqis want?

The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating because the Afghanistan project was always held hostage to Iraq. The Bush administration after 9-11 used Afghanistan as a casus belli to get to Iraq. And you can see this written in the lackluster way in which the administration embraced the project in Afghanistan.

First, they used the war in Afghanistan as an advertisement for Rumsfeld’s theory of lightning fast, high-tech war. Where there wouldn’t be that many casualties; special forces, air traffic controllers embedded with local forces, bomb people from the sky, then Taliban get scared and run away, and finally you call in the Europeans whose NGOs can rebuild Afghanistan, and the inner American in every Afghan will start to blossom. Then you can quickly move onto Iraq, and that’s what they did.

There are several fundamental reasons why the US went to Iraq.

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Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Saddam Hussein was a monster. In fact if you listen to Bush Jr., Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Donald Rumsfeld or almost anyone who comments on this, they justify the war repeatedly by saying that this man is such a monster that we just can't let him survive. He's even committed the ultimate atrocity-namely, using weapons of mass destruction against his own people in his horrendous gassing of the Kurds. All of which is true, but there are three missing words. True, he committed the ultimate atrocity-using poison gas and chemical warfare against his own population- WITH OUR SUPPORT. Our support in fact continued, as he remained a favored friend and trading partner and ally- quite independently of these atrocities which evidently didn't matter to us, as evidenced by our reaction; continued and in fact increased (support). An interesting experiment which you might try is to see if you can find a place anywhere within mainstream discussion where the three missing words are added (WITH OUR SUPPORT). I'll leave it as an experiment for the reader. And it's an illuminating one. I can tell you the answer right away - you're not going to find it. And that tells us something about ourselves too, and also about the argument, and our sources of news and information.

The same incidentally is true of his weapons of mass destruction. It's commonly claimed that we couldn't allow him to survive because of the danger of the weapons of mass destruction that he's probably was creating - which could have been correct except it was also correct during the time when we were providing him consciously with the means to develop those weapons of mass destruction at a time when he was a far greater threat than he is today. So that raises some questions about that argument.

What follows is and accurate chronology of United States involvement in the arming of Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war 1980-88. It is a powerful indictment of the Bush administration. It reveals US ambitions in Iraq to be just another chapter in the attempt to regain a foothold in the Middle East. The United States invaded Iraq to gain control of one of the major sources of the world's energy, right in the heart of the world's energy producing regions, to create, if they can, a dependent client state, to have permanent military bases, and to gain what's called "critical leverage" (quoting Zbigniew Brzezinski) over rivals, the European and Asian economies. It's been understood since the Second World War, that if you have your hand on that spigot, the main source of the world's energy, you have what early planners called "veto power" over others.

Iraq is also the last part of the world where there are vast, untapped, easily accessible energy resources. And you can be sure that they want the profits from that to go primarily to U.S.-based multi-nationals and back to the U.S. Treasury, and so on. Not to rivals. There are plenty of reasons for invading Iraq, none of them good.

September, 1980 -- Iraq invades Iran. The beginning of the Iraq-Iran war.

February, 1982 -- Despite objections from congress, President Reagan removes Iraq from its list of known terrorist countries.

December, 1982 -- Hughes Aircraft ships 60 Defender helicopters to Iraq.

1982-1988 -- Defense Intelligence Agency provides detailed information for Iraq on Iranian deployments, tactical planing for battles, plans for air strikes and bomb damage assessments.

November, 1983 -- A National Security Directive states that the U.S. would do "whatever was necessary and legal" to prevent Iraq from losing its war with Iran.

November, 1983 -- Banca Nazionale del Lavaro of Italy and its Branch in Atlanta begin to funnel $5 billion in unreported loans to Iraq. Iraq, with the blessing and official approval of the US government, purchased computer controlled machine tools, computers, scientific instruments, special alloy steel and aluminum, chemicals and other industrial goods for Iraq's missile, chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs.

October, 1983 -- The Reagan Administration begins secretly allowing Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt to transfer United States weapons, including Howitzers, Huey helicopters, and bombs to Iraq. These shipments violated the Arms Export Control Act.

November, 1983 -- George Schultz, the Secretary of State, is given intelligence reports showing that Iraqi troops are daily using chemical weapons against the Iranians.

December 20, 1983 -- Donald Rumsfeld, then a civilian and now ex-Defense Secretary, meets with Saddam Hussein to assure him of US friendship and materials support.

July, 1984 -- The CIA begins giving Iraq intelligence necessary to calibrate its mustard gas attacks on Iranian troops.

January 14, 1984 -- State Department memo acknowledges United States shipment of "dual-use" export hardware technology. Dual use items are civilian items such as heavy trucks, armored ambulances and communications gear as well as industrial technology that can have a military application.

March, 1986 -- The United States with Great Britain block all United Nations security council resolutions condemning Iraq's use of chemical weapons, and on March 21st the US becomes the only country (out of more than 150) refusing to sign a Security council statement condemning Iraq's use of these weapons.

May, 1986 -- The US department of Commerce licenses 70 biological exports to Iraq between May of 1985 and 1989, including at least 21 batches of lethal strains of anthrax.

May, 1986 -- US Department of Commerce approves shipment of weapons grade botulin poison to Iraq.

March, 1987 -- President Reagan bows to the findings of the Tower Commission admitting the sale of arms to Iran "in exchange for hostages." Oliver North uses the profits from the sale to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua.

Late 1987 -- The Iraqi Air Force begins using chemical agents against Kurdish resistance forces in northern Iraq.

February, 1988 -- Saddam Hussein begins the "Anfal" campaign against the Kurds of northern Iraq. The Iraq regime used chemical weapons against the Kurds killing over 100,000 civilians and destroying over 1,200 Kurdish Vlliages.

April, 1988 -- US Department of Commerce approves shipment of chemicals used in manufacture of mustard gas.

August, 1988 -- Four major battles were fought from April to August 1988, in which the Iraqis massively and effectively used chemical weapons to defeat the Iranians. Nerve gas and blister agents such as mustard gas are used. By this time the US Defense Intelligence Agency is heavily involved with Saddam Hussein in battle plan assistance, intelligence gathering and post battle debriefing. In the last major battle of the war, 65,000 Iranians are killed, many with poison gas. Use of chemical weapons in war is in direct violation of the Geneva accords of 1925.

August, 1988 -- Iraq and Iran declare a cease fire.

August, 1988 -- Five days after the cease fire Saddam Hussein sends his planes and helicopters to northern Iraq to begin massive chemical attacks against the Kurds.

September, 1988 -- US Department of Commerce approves shipment of weapons grade antrax and botulism to Iraq.

September, 1988 -- Richard Murphy, Assistant Secretary of State: "The US-Iraqi relationship is... important to our long-term political and economic objectives.

December, 1988 -- Dow Chemical sells $1.5 million in pesticides to Iraq despite knowledge that these would be used in chemical weapons.

July 25, 1990 -- US Ambassador to Baghdad meets with Saddam Hussein to assure him that President Bush "wanted better and deeper relations." Many believe this visit was a trap set for Hussein. A month later Hussein invaded Kuwait thinking the US would not respond.

August, 1990 -- Iraq invades Kuwait. The precursor of the Gulf War.

July, 1991 -- The Financial Times of London reveals that a Florida chemical company had produced and shipped cyanide to Iraq during the 80's using a special CIA courier. Cyanide was used extensively against the Iranians.

August, 1991 -- Christopher Droguol of Atlanta's branch of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro is arrested for his role in supplying loans to Iraq for the purchase of military supplies. He is charged with 347 counts of felony. Drogoul is found guilty, but US officials plead innocent of any knowledge of his crime.

July, 1992 -- "The Bush administration deliberately, not inadvertently, helped to arm Iraq by allowing U.S. technology to be shipped to Iraqi military and to Iraqi defense factories... Throughout the course of the Bush administration, U.S. and foreign firms were granted export licenses to ship U.S. technology directly to Iraqi weapons facilities despite ample evidence showing that these factories were producing weapons." Representative Henry Gonzalez, Texas, testimony before the House.

February, 1994 -- Senator Riegle from Michigan, chairman of the Senate banking Committee, testifies before the senate revealing large US shipments of dual-use biological and chemical agents to Iraq that may have been used against US troops in the Gulf war and probably was the cause of the illness known as the "Gulf War Syndrome."

You decide...

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
1:13 am - Merry Christmas From Iraq

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
3:29 pm - Domains for Sale


Sale Domains:

tomorrowwar.com (1000$)
koreablast.com (500$)

Want to buy please contact me.

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Friday, October 6th, 2006
11:19 am - Possible attack on Iran related to Iraq conflict

The possibility that the U.S. government will attack on Iran is unfortunately real. Iran sits between Iraq and Afghanistan. An attack could cause the violence in that region to spin even further out of control, and would have consequences for the safety of the entire world.

The press has reported that President Bush gave a "prepare to deploy" order to the nuclear-equipped aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and its accompanying strike force. They are now headed for the Persian Gulf, just off the coast of Iran. This deployment could be the first step of planned military action against Iran.

As a suggested first step in opposing this, there is a new petition, hosted by Just Foreign Policy and Peace Action, calling on our government not to attack Iran: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/iranpetition.html

At a time when our troops are still in Iraq, where the violence is really spinning out of control, it does not make any sense to attack Iran. However, it seems that our government may actually do it unless the American people restrain them. That is why signing this petition right now is so urgent. Of course, this is only the first step, but it is an important step.

Please sign now and then forward this link to your friends: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/iranpetition.html

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Friday, September 1st, 2006
11:47 pm - There's no way to win the war in Iraq

Doesn’t it seem rational to believe we shouldn't let our soldiers die in a war we can't win? Let's not mention the fact that the reasons we went in (weapons of mass destruction) have shifted to "liberating" poor innocent Iraqis from their ruthless oppressor to instituting a "democracy" in a sea of illegitimate governments through the region. The rationale has again shifted with the times now that the country has descended into civil war (the administration will never admit it but look closely at non-US reports) and it's evident that the insurgency keeps growing like weeds, meaning you will never get rid of them.

Sellout Democrats and Republicans are talking the talk... we can't leave now or the insurgents will take over. How is this situation different from Vietnam?

We got ourselves stuck in a war we couldn’t win. We’ve again found ourselves in an unwinnable war… we’ve lost sight of our objectives and our soldiers are up against people who USE THEIR BODIES AS WEAPONS. Don’t get me get started on the incompetence of the political decision makers in the whole military operation. How on earth can you win a war like that?

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