Thursday, December 28, 2017

ORDER YOUR BOOK HERE!


BOOK ORDERING INFORMATION
(updated January 3, 2018. Also see BLOG NOTES by scrolling down in our blog)
Here is how to order your copy of our book
AN IMMIGRANT REMEMBERS!

John Friend's interview with the author can be found on his website The Realist Report.com. John is a regular reporter for AMERICAN FREE PRESS and a writer for the history magazine THE BARNES REVIEW. Just copy and paste the following link into your browser:

 http://therealistreport.com/the-realist-report-harald-scharnhorst/



You can now hear Andy Carrington Hitchcock's interview with the
 author at the following web address (copy and paste into your browser):
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN BUNDY SCANDAL!


(UPDATED JANUARY 8, 2018)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/08/charges-against-rancher-cliven-bundy-three-others-are-dismissed.html

JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN 
BUNDY SCANDAL!

Regular readers of this blog know we are not fans of the mainstream media, who are little more than "spokesmen" for evil men with evil intentions.
That being said, it is worth noting, that sometimes the truth comes out in little spurts.
Here is such an example from the usually "not reliable" Washington  Post.

The Bundy family has been at odds with the Bureau of Land Management for years of grazing rights.



Cliven Bundy

Is it any surprise the government, including the crooked judge, suppressed evidence, set these men up and lied through their teeth?

We do not intend to comment further, but invite you to follow the link to the Washington Post and read their story for yourself. You decide!

Here is the link which you can copy and paste into your browser:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/national/judge-declares-mistrial-in-case-against-rancher-cliven-bundy-sons-and-militiaman/2017/12/20/49d91c24-e5c8-11e7-a65d-1ac0fd7f097e_story.html

A far better and more accurate story is penned by Mark Anderson of AMERICAN FREE PRESS. You can copy and paste the following link and read that story for yourself as well: 

http://americanfreepress.net/breaking-news-mistrial-declared-in-cliven-bundy-proceedings/


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Saturday, December 16, 2017

MUSIC FOR THE SEASON!



MUSIC FOR THE SEASON.

There is so much trashy music that comes out of Hollywood and other bastions of garbage these days, that it is always a joy to present a breath of fresh air.
Here we offer four alternatives, some beautifully choreographed, and produced in spectacular color. 
We hope you enjoy the three productions by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The choir is not only world famous for excellent music and vocals, but all are unpaid volunteers who sing and perform for the sheer joy of it.
The fourth selection is from the Church of the Southland, and offers a remarkable version of The Little Drummer Boy.  
We hope you enjoy these offerings as much as we enjoy introducing them to you! Just copy and paste the web addresses below and enjoy the performances. 
On the YouTube sidebars are links to dozens of equally great performances by different and worthy groups and artists. Many have been viewed millions of times. They get very little advertisement in the media, so by all means pass them around and enjoy!


Farm Pond in Winter
Photography: Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

OUR VERY BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS 
AND READERS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2arm5ydeJc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLT9dSt8cwg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFjMPaOBzXc


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CNN: THE CRIMMINAL NEWS NETWORK.


CNN: THE CRIMINAL NEWS NETWORK.

What is there not to love about CNN? 

There was a time this writer and blogger would check CNN just to see what the left-wing communist-leaning, Zionist parrots were squawking about.

I outgrew that a long time ago. 

Not only are they not worth watching, but they are so out of touch with reality that it is mind-blowing. Does anybody, really, take these total clowns seriously? 

The queer twins of Don Lemon and Anderson Pooper are not even funny anymore. I have no problem accepting that Don IS a "lemon" and that Anderson is just another paid prostitute member of the "Fake News Media."

Market Slant, which is an economic news site, did an extended piece today on CNN and their faux-pas. I am not going to repeat it here as it is long and involved, but it just goes to prove positively, that the news media is not just corrupt, but simply exists to push an agenda that is not in any ones best interests, except their media masters, who control perhaps 90% of the world's wealth.

Here is the link to the article, which you can copy and paste into your browser:

https://www.marketslant.com/article/mainstream-media-suffers-most-humiliating-debacle-yet 


Another disturbing thing about this, is that the other networks have no qualms about not just repeating the same lies, even claiming they have "independent sources of the same information," but when found untrue, they do not even try to retract their mistakes. The question is raised, quite naturally: What else are these bastards lying about and/or hiding from us?

Be sure to turn off your TV and boycott these anti-American operatives, and find your own sources of news. There are many out there. While not all are always right, the point is that over time you can use your God-given talents,  and sense of right and wrong, and fair play, and pretty much figure out who is mostly telling the truth, and who is not! 

And while you are at it, boycott the Negro Felon League, sometimes called the NFL. One can disagree with our governments policies, but there is no call for stepping on the American Flag. That is the same as destroying America. The same can be said of any flag. People around the world do not trash their flags and there is no reason we should either!


Photograph by Inga Hesstvedt

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT!


(updated December 12, 2017. 
This gets messier and messier. Gloria Allred is caught manufacturing a yearbook fairy tale! Her "crying actress" admits she wrote some of the yearbook entry! And now a write-in candidate is trying to divide and conquer! The establishment is in a panic mode over the candidacy of Judge Moore.)

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT!

If it is anything American establishment politicians love to hate, it is an honest man. There are very few honest men in Congress. We can probably count them on the fingers of ONE HAND! The majority of them have seriously compromised themselves in some way and can easily be destroyed (reputation wise) on the basis of such  information. That is a reason the piranhas in Congress go along with the "agenda!"
There is probably no more decadent person on our earth than Hillary Clinton. She simply is a female "devil" in all she does. Her scandals have now reached such a level that this writer fails to see how anyone can continue to cover up for her; but they do it anyway!
The bashing of President Trump continues on the same basis. He can do nothing right, and suffers everyday from attacks in the "Jews-media."
Along comes a former Gentile judge, Roy Moore from Alabama, professing his Christianity, his love of the Constitution, white people and so on, and he is not only demonized by the press and politicians, but it is demanded of him he resign on the basis of the wildest and ancient allegations.
Traitor and Communist North Vietnam  collaborator John Mc Cain is perhaps the worst offender in this matter. He knows perfectly well, that allegations are just that, allegations. He also knows perfectly well that allegations have to be proven, otherwise they are just more 
"he said-she said."
But that does not bother this man who appears to suffer from mental illness, not to mention an acknowledged tumor of some kind. He is simply serving his masters wishes by trying to completely dismantle an interesting campaign by neutralizing opposition, which is what Judge Moore represents. Certainly, the TIMING of the allegations is both suspect and concerning!
Consider this thought: IF, I emphasize IF, the judge was guilty of impropriety some forty years ago, why is this news NOW rather than then? He should have been prosecuted THEN, but he wasn't.
So far, the judge has realized this is just more sleaze. It is essential he minimize discussion of the matter and concentrate on his campaign. It is also essential he file a lawsuit against his accuser and the newspaper that published this apparent slander. The reputation of the accuser is not stellar, it seems! 
When Mr. Trump was running for election, all kinds of "wild women" came out of the wood-work to accuse him of all sorts of stuff. Interestingly, they were scarce as hens teeth after his election. What happened to their accusations? They simply disappeared into the woods and we hear nothing more about it. It was all baloney. It is very likely the Moore affair is more of the same.




Here is Gloria Allred (right) with a crocodile-tear-shedding emotion-driven "victim" brought forth to defame Judge Moore. Allred is an ambulance chasing Jewish "lawyer" well known for her witness-coaching tactics. The object is to generate false or undeserved "sympathy," which often resonates well with people who do not think things through. Allred did the same with Mr. Trump before he was elected. Now, it turns out the "yearbook" excerpt is a phony. Nothing like handwriting analysis to show up a huckster! Not only that, but this "professional crier" now also ADMITS SHE WROTE some of the entry!

This whole thing is an attempt to criminalize masculinity. It was a common thing for all of us to date when we were in high school. It was also common  to date high school girls when we were out of high school. Some of us knew girls who were in the lower grades who also eventually graduated. It is also quite common for older men to date younger women. It is the way of the world. In my own family that was not just common, but accepted and  worked quite well. To suggest there was something underhanded about it requires proof. How much proof can exist from 40 years ago? And why should that derail a campaign at this stage? Let's face it, Judge Moore scares the hell out of the establishment! When members of Congress say they won't allow him to be seated if he is elected, that shows how badly he upsets the "powers that be!"

BUT, the Jewish establishment should be more careful. There are enough diddlers, exposers and screwballs in Jewish Hollywood to derail their entire industry. In recent days the admissions coming from those devils is very concerning to say the least. With such a large participation of Jews, it is small wonder they need to make false accusations against Gentiles so the world does not figure out that this a common practice of that one tribe only.
Titus 1:10 says it best: "For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision." Titus 1:11 continues: "Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake."
Since those folks have learned nothing in the last 2,300 years about anything that even resembles proper conduct, it is best to be wary of their tactics.
The concept of Innocent until proven Guilty is paramount to a civilized society. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WHEN WILL THIS INSANITY END?


(updated October 19, 2017)

WHEN WILL THIS INSANITY END?

The following article is presented in its entirety, and is lifted from the Kitco website (www.kitco.com). It seems that corporations today have completely lost their minds. Marc Faber is a Swiss famed newsletter writer and economist who has been around for a long time. Sometimes his views are not appreciated by certain groups, either because he is very blunt, honest and to the point, OR because he uses expressions that the "Thought Police" do not like. Faber has sat on a number of mining company boards and has been sought after for such positions because of his in-depth financial and other expertise.
In his last newsletter (THE GLOOM, BOOM AND DOOM REPORT), he had nerve enough to express himself in a manner that the Racial Thought Police did not like. As a result, he was then summarily kicked off at least three boards. You can read the story here. A couple of comments are quoted from his newsletter. When he was asked to apologize for his remarks, he stated: "Apologize for what? Telling the truth?"


Marc Faber Kicked Off Three Gold Companies After Racist Comments

Kitco News

(Kitco News) - The precious metals sector is distancing itself from racially charged comments from famed investor and gold bug Marc Faber, who has been removed from the boards of directors of three companies.
The first to announce Faber's removal was Sprott Inc., a global leader in the precious metals market, managing a variety of gold trusts, funds and exchange-traded products. Currently, the firm manages assets valued at around $10 billion.
““The recent comments by Dr. Faber are deeply disappointing and are completely contradictory with the views of Sprott and its employees,” said Peter Grosskopf, CEO of Sprott. “We pride ourselves on being a diverse organization and comments of this sort will not be tolerated. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace for all of our employees and we extend the same respect to our clients and investors.”
Following Sprott's announcement, Nova Gold said that it had asked and accepted Faber's resignation from its board of directors. Also, late Tuesday evening, Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) removed him from its board.
"Ivanhoe Mines’ values of equality, respect and dignity for all people are a fundamental underpinning of the company’s enterprise and the conduct of every aspect of its business. There is zero tolerance for racism. Ivanhoe Mines disagrees with, and deplores, the personally held views about race that Marc Faber has published in his current investment newsletter," the company said in a statement.
Faber is being spurned by the investment community following comments in this latest newsletter, saying that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people.
"And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the U.S. would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority," he wrote.
When Kitco News reached out for a comment, Faber said, "apologize for what? For stating the truth?"
By Kitco News For Kitco News

The link to the original article is found here: 
http://www.kitco.com/news/2017-10-17/Marc-Faber-Kicked-Off-Sprott-Inc-Board-Of-Directors.html


This blogger has a suggestion to the morons of the world who have problems with truth: Grow Up and Shut Up! If more people had the guts to say what Faber has said, maybe a lot of misconceptions would clear up. This business of becoming "inclusive" is just another word for mediocrity. Why not just let everyone rise to the natural height of their incompetence instead of trying to legislate nature?

Because that does not suit the "powers-that-be!"

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Friday, October 13, 2017

REBEL PRIVATE - FRONT AND REAR.


(notes updated October 17, 2017)
REBEL PRIVATE
FRONT AND REAR

The Barnes Review History Magazine is celebrating 24 years of politically incorrect history. The September/October Edition is book-bound rather than staple-bound and is expanded to 112 pages. In this edition, DEFENDING DIXIE, you will find a great compilation of articles on the Confederacy which provides a completely different view of Southern history than what the colleges, press and government touts. TBR now offers an on-line edition which will be of help to our overseas readers! We invite you copy and paste the following address into your browser and subscribe: www.barnesreview.org.

Here is the cover of our issue:


This is the Table of Contents, showing the articles in this edition:


And here is the the article by the blogger:

REBEL PRIVATE
FRONT AND REAR,
the memoirs of a Confederate soldier.









End of Article.

Here is the front cover of Fletcher's book with his picture:






Here is an enlarged version of 
William A. Fletcher's picture.
A man of strong character!




The Back Cover of TBR
features an ad for our book 
AN IMMIGRANT REMEMBERS



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Sunday, October 1, 2017

BLOG NOTES!


BLOG NOTES! 

(updated December 30, 2017)

THE BARNES REVIEW history magazine has been released. This Special Edition issue is entitled DEFENDING DIXIE, and unlike the popular, regular format of TBR over the years, this special edition is not stapled, but book-bound and is expanded to over 110 pages. The Barnes Review also now features an on-line edition. The on-line edition includes several years worth of magazines, with new ones being added. Check it out! Here is a look at the cover:


The entire issue is a factual and dynamic response to the culture and history-destroying garbage bandied about in the maniacal American media recently about taking down monuments to our history and the past. The blogger has an article on page 36 entitled REBEL PRIVATE FRONT AND REAR, which is a brief look at the memoirs of a Confederate soldier's daily life. It is a fascinating account of a man "who was there." 
An interview with the blogger and writer of the article was conducted on October 11, 2017 by Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, and the show will air on October 26th, 2017. 

William A. Fletcher

Here is a look at the front cover of his book: REBEL PRIVATE:



The article is to this blog. 

The entire magazine is available from TBR for $10 plus Shipping and Handling. Subscription  price is $56 annually. They also sell the book Rebel Private. Their web address is: www.barnesreview.org

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News articles, parodies, articles imported through e-mail contributions, adventure stories and stories from the world of nature are included here! Most photographs are from our own collection spanning 100 years. Credit to other photographers or writers is given when possible.

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     A Biographical sketch follows:
     The Blogger is a 1949 Norwegian immigrant who graduated (at age 16) from Roosevelt High School, Fresno, California (class of 1958); worked in family businesses throughout his life; is a Naturalized US Citizen; served in the US Army with Stratcom (Strategic Communications Command) Europe from 1963-1966; had a 20-year career as a radio broadcaster and technician in the movie industry; is a licensed commercial pilot and was a small-aircraft owner; is a professional photographer and multilingual author of one earlier published book, numerous articles, radio shows and ads; a mostly self-educated, amateur historian interested in everything; who also is the father of two adult children making his home in the Northern Rockies. He is also author of AN IMMIGRANT REMEMBERS.

The interview with Andrew Carrington Hitchcock about the blogger's latest TBR article in the July/August edition titled TUNNEL RATS OF VIETNAM can be heard at three separate locations (Please copy and paste into your browser):


http://barnesreview.org/julyaugust-2017-issue-harald-hesstvedt-scharnhorst-tunnel-rats-vietnam/
http://andrewcarringtonhitchcock.com/2017/08/11/the-andrew-carrington-hitchcock-show-405-harald-hesstvedt-scharnhorst-tunnel-rats-of-vietnam/
http://eurofolkradio.com/2017/08/11/andrew-carrington-hitchcock-show-405-harald-hesstvedt-scharnhorst-tunnel-rats-vietnam/
 
The Barnes Review TUNNEL RATS OF VIETNAM story appears in full on this blog and on the Barnes Review website. If you like the story, please consider subscribing to THE BARNES REVIEW. $56 per year is the subscription price for six issues. The web address is:
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John Friend ( a regular reporter for AMERICAN FREE PRESS and a writer for THE BARNES REVIEW) of The Realist Report.com, posted an interview with Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst on his website. We discuss the book AN IMMIGRANT REMEMBERS, and related topics. The interview can be heard on John's website. Just copy and paste the following link into your browser:

 http://therealistreport.com/the-realist-report-harald-scharnhorst/

Andy Carrington Hitchcock's interview with Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst on his new book has been released and can be heard here (copy and paste link into your browser): 

 http://eurofolkradio.com/
or
 http://barnesreview.org/harald-hesstvedt-scharnhorst-immigrant-remembers/

This fluid interview features Harald as author of AN IMMIGRANT REMEMBERS, discussing his book in some detail with Andy.

The Blogger is a contributing editor to the historical magazine THE BARNES REVIEW (barnesreview.org). The March/April issue and subscription information can be found here: 
  http://barnesreview.org/product/barnes-review-marchapril-2017/  

 A TBR radio Interview with the author was released on April 17th, 2017. It features a discussion with Andrew Carrington Hitchcock about Dr. Sutton, plus additional details not included in the article. The interview can be found here:

http://barnesreview.org/marchapril-2017-issue-harald-hesstvedt-scharnhorst-sage-age-antony-c-sutton/









Blogger has also been interviewed by John Friend (who is a writer for American Free Press and the Barnes Review) on THE REALIST REPORT 
                          (realist report.com).

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Our thanks to all of you who have ordered!
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"One of the most impressive self-published books we have seen crafted in the last 20 years." Paul T. Angel Executive Editor, The Barnes Review. 

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

HURRICANES AND THE WAR ON CASH!


HURRICANES AND THE WAR ON CASH!

     This article in its entirety was imported from GSI Exchange, which can be found on the internet. 

     They are a precious metals dealer. 

     The blogger has no business relationship whatsoever with GSI Exchange, but from time to time does receive newsletters and articles from them as a matter of interest and education. 

     The following article is presented here for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES only. It shows, how in times of absolute disaster, governments can not only be irrelevant and totally useless, but even become the most brutal of dictators to the detriment of the population. Please read and absorb the material here presented.

     The next disaster that happens could be where YOU are, and it is always smart to have an understanding of the problems and what the possible solutions might be....

     Here is the article:



Brutality of Cashless U.S. Exposed by Hurricanes

Hurricane Puerto Rico
Hurricanes Irma and Maria unleashed a wave of destruction that government policy effectively extended
The recent hurricanes that devastated parts of the US and its territories exposed a sobering truth–their destructiveness came in two distinct forms: one natural, the other artificial; one, a convergence of natural forces, the other, a convergence of political agendas; one, an “act of god,” the other, a product of government.
The difference: the physical destruction wreaked by the hurricanes proved finite, while the socio-economic destruction inflicted by government policies proved generative, systemic, and forward-looking.
Two Hurricanes and Two Policies
The problem with unintended consequences in the realm of government policy is not just that their range of harm can be frighteningly asymmetrical, as in the case of Irma and Maria, but that they are easily detectable–their potential for damage logically calculable–yet often ignored by the masses.
Epic Storm War On Cash
Hurricane Maria’s effects worsened by the War on Cash
Commerce in San Juan, Puerto Rico began showing signs of life earlier this week, just several days after being hammered by Hurricane Maria. Shops and street vendors once again opened up for business, providing basic necessities for day-to-day living.
There was only one problem, however, and a major one at that: almost every vendor accepted cash only, and it was nearly impossible to find any shop that accepted credit cards. “Cash only” signs abound throughout cities plagued by severe cash shortages.
Hurricane Irma Cash Only Sign
Many of the citizens were surviving off cash they withdrew before the storm. Due to power outages or just a lack of capacity for cash replenishment, most of the ATM’s were no longer in operation. Bank withdrawals were the only option, yet even that option was discouraging, as bank lines were extremely stretched, such as the case of Banco Popular (Puerto Rico’s largest bank) in San Juan, whose line upon opening last Monday was 200 deep.
Maria Puerto Rico ATM Line
What does this have to do with the war on cash? Puerto Rico has been seeking numerous solutions to reduce its debt which had exceeded $70 billion. Part of that solution is to collect any form of money that slips between the cracks. Money that can be monitored and controlled, such as electronic payments and credit card transactions, are easy targets for taxation and collection. Cash, on the other hand, can often escape detection to a relative degree, making it difficult to tax or seize.
Perhaps for this very reason, the cash culture thrived, particularly among small businesses refusing to accept credit card purchases. Although this was not the case for larger businesses and vendors, the devastating impact of a cashless society is now being felt across all businesses in Puerto Rico, as cash is the only viable means of exchange available to the masses.
Although the value of fiat currency poses another problematic issue, the fact remains that in particular societies, such as Puerto Rico, cash happens to be the only practical means of exchange.
 And for government to initiate efforts toward establishing a cashless society, such efforts would not only risk the loss of transactional privacy and freedom, it would risk crippling itself, as the crisis in Puerto Rico has shown.
Hurricane Irma and the War on Transactional Freedom
In hurricane-devastated Green Cove Springs (FL), food supplies were desperately needed as stores and restaurants were largely shut down. Jack Roundtree, a food truck owner and good Samaritan, decided to take a portion of his profits to provide utility workers free meals.
Local government officials, upon hearing about Roundtree’s charitable deeds, called the police to shut down his operation. Why? Roundtree hadn’t yet paid the local government for the privilege of performing what most would consider a basic act of neighborly compassion and decency: feeding a fellow human. He didn’t have a permit. Upon arrival, the police told Roundtree to pack up and leave.
Privileging bureaucratic policy over human need
Such a policy is analogous to the concept of a cure that’s worse than the illness. In this particular case, not having to mention the common sense understanding that policies don’t starve–people do, the requirement to hold a permit performed a “protective” function (food safety) but to the detriment of the people it was meant to protect.
The irony is that Roundtree was asked to leave because he failed to purchase a permit from city hall; yet city hall was closed because its workers were too busy tending to certain needs which Roundtree was trying to serve.
Instead of allowing Roundtree to feed people first and obtain a permit once government workers had returned, local authorities decided to place bureaucratic policy over people’s “human” right to obtain food.
The bottom line is that Roundtree came up against a regulation that used “public safety” as a facade to conceal its real agenda: to raise government revenue and limit competition for established local food vendors.
The aftermath of Irma and Maria gives us a glimpse at what can happen if we fail to critically question the motives and consequences associated with policies erected in the name of efficiency (cashless society) and public interest (over-regulation).
The takeaway: any government regulation that limits transactional freedom and privacy in the interests of the greater good only serves to strengthen government at the cost of harming and subjugating its own people. 

End of article.

     Something to consider. Remember that India recently banned cash. It caused a huge disruption in Indian Society, from which the country has not yet recovered. 

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