Archives for: June 2012

Malcolm Lowrey's "October Ferry to Gabriola" - An Odyssey to Paradise

June 30th, 2012
It has taken me over thirty years to get around to this novel, a companion to Lowrey's seminal work, "Under the Volcano". I picked it up from the local library because my wife and I are planning a camping trip to Gabriola Island, and I needed to see wha… more »

Let's Get Serious

June 30th, 2012
Enough of the blame laying, whether at the feet of a weak UN negotiator or an inflexible, intractable Russian and Chinese delegation on the Security Council. Oh, lest I forget, discount religion in Syria - mainly Shiite even if there are some who still… more »

One Year Later!

June 30th, 2012
A year ago to this day, my wife and I arrived in Victoria to start our retirement. Over these three-hundred-and-sixty-five days, we have managed to take on, complete and contemplate a lot of memorable and brilliant things in this beautiful part of the w… more »

"Tales From The Golden Age" - Political Satire At Its Best

June 29th, 2012
Romanian filmmaker, Cristian Mungui, in concert with a number of smaller-named directors, has produced a series of satirical shorties on life inside the former Communist regime of Nicolai Ceausescu. With well-managed irony and scathing wit, this team lo… more »

All for Sid, Not Much for the Game!

June 29th, 2012
This is where professional hockey is today! The Pittsburgh Penguins have been forced to extend their star player's contract for the next ten years to include $100 million because, to do otherwise, could potentially destroy any chance of this franchise s… more »

The Nature of Complaining on the Internet!

June 29th, 2012
I have been involved in using the Internet for legitimate purposes going on eighteen years. When I first introduced it to our children back then, through BC Systems, there were about seven hundred known sites, of which only a hundred or so were working.… more »

Obamacare is Reasonable!

June 28th, 2012
While I wouldn't rush to support President Obama on a lot of other issues in his presidency, I do applaud this one: the need to force all Americans to have reasonable health-care coverage at a basic level. Of course, for those who can't afford it, there… more »

One Man's View!

June 28th, 2012
Henk Tepper is the Canadian potato farmer from New Brunswick who was, unfortunately, arrested by Lebanese officials on behalf of Algeria for exporting bad potatoes and had to spend nearly a year in jail. Complicating matters is his claim that the Canadi… more »

The End of a Colourful and Productive Career

June 28th, 2012
This morning, at a coffee shop in Kamloops, my friend Kevin Krueger, MLA for Kamloops North Thompson, announced that he will not be running in the next provincial election in May 2013. I believe that Kevin spoke the truth when he openly admitted that hi… more »

The Colorado Wildfires!

June 27th, 2012
Ordinarily, huge wildfires in another part of the world would not get my attention but for the fact that part of our family is living there and will be until late July. The latest news about the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs is absolutely unbeli… more »

"Scenes From A Marriage" - The Fragility of the Marriage Bond

June 27th, 2012
I know this series has been around for ages and has been fully critiqued by all and sundry in the movie industry and entertainment world. The frank discussion it generates on the subject of marriage and its many potential stress points may cause one to… more »

A Need for a Another Look!

June 27th, 2012
Louis Arbour, former UN Human Rights Commissioner and Canadian Supreme Court justice, has weighed in on the war on drugs. It is her view, found in a report that I am interested in getting my hands on, that it is hopeless to continue trying to prohibit t… more »

Vincent Lam's "The Headmaster's Wager" - An Action-Packed Adventure Full of Honor and Love

June 27th, 2012
In this novel, Canadian writer Vincent Lam has broken away from his favourite subject of all things medical to treat the reader to a rattlingly good, fast-moving tale about how the Chen family moved from southern China to relocate in Vietnam during the… more »

What's the Point?

June 26th, 2012
The more I read about Lynden Dorval's tribulations in the Albertan public educational system, the more I thank the good Lord that I am no longer part of its counterpart in BC. He is the teacher who is taking a stand on the province's no-zero policy wher… more »

The Reason Why Things Never Get Done Effectively

June 26th, 2012
I have just finished reading an article by George Fripley titled "The Great Government Philosophers". In it he describes the views of four famous ancients who influenced early Roman-Greco forms of government. According to Obstrucious from around 500 BC… more »

The Great Moral Dilemma

June 26th, 2012
A terrible dilemma has arisen in the little mining town of Elliot Lake in norther Ontario. The roof of one of its main malls has collapsed. Inside it are trapped several people, at least one is believed to be dead. More than twenty-four hours later and… more »

Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin's "Tinderbox" - The Origin of Aids and Its Eventual Demise

June 25th, 2012
This is one of the more fascinating histories of the continuing global war on viral and bacterial pathogens. This one looks at the origins of HIV in the jungles of western Africa, its breakout and spread to the west, and modern science's long and fitful… more »

A Bleak Forecast Unless . . .

June 25th, 2012
This European debt crisis is relatively mild in comparison to the international derivatives market where trillions of dollars in unsecured liability will be maturing over the next number of years. This global economy is a train wreck before it even goes… more »

The Age of Entitlement!

June 24th, 2012
Everyone these days seems to want to protect their right to receive a public benefit rather bestow a personal service. My wife and I are no different: we felt threatened when Ottawa muted the possibilities of upping the minimum age receiving Old-Age Sec… more »

Zoe S. Roy's "The Long March Home" - A Return to the Past

June 24th, 2012
Chinese-born Canadian writer Zoe Roy has composed a very captivating tale about the intergenerational experiences of a family's life in modern China. What makes this story such a compelling read is that its many colorful and exciting moments involve a n… more »

Stand Your Ground, Guys!

June 24th, 2012
Several Gr. 12 students from my old high school were caught streaking in the school cafeteria a few weeks back. The interesting part of the story is that one of the streakers by the name of Lilly had an older brother who did it a few years back and was… more »

Raj Patel, "The Value of Nothing" - The Real Cost of Living

June 23rd, 2012
Patel introduces his readers to the very real and vicious world of capitalism as it attempts to define what commodities or stuff is worth in a market economy. Capital, defined as money invested in production for the purpose of profit, works to produce a… more »

"A Woman, A Gun and Noodle Shop" - What Goes Around

June 23rd, 2012
This is the first Zhang Yimou film I have seen, and I am as much impressed by its technique - dark and single tones to distinguish between the backdrop and the characters - as I am about its attempts to remake the old theme of a love triangle gone bad i… more »

A Pretty Hard Sell!

June 23rd, 2012
Last week Stephen Harper stopped in to pay a courtesy visit with former prime minister Brian Mulrony. Among the topics alleged to have been discussed was the falling fortunes of federalism in Quebec. It is greatly feared that if Marois and the PQ win th… more »

A Definite Overkill

June 23rd, 2012
I notice that an American college prof. has developed the technology that requires students to purchase his textbook in order to gain access to an online discussion group forum that could count for as much as 25% of the course. While I applaud this guy'… more »

Talking a Good Line!

June 22nd, 2012
There are many football fans out there who would argue that college football is indispensable to the foundation of university life: money, prestige, character building, and an access to learning are some of the spins-offs mentioned in this claim. With t… more »

Honoring Public Figures

June 22nd, 2012
Though I am not an Albertan, I am fully aware of the significant role that people like former premier Ralph Klein has played in establishing that province as an important economic engine in Confederation. So when the Governor-General decides to honor hi… more »

Who am I?

June 22nd, 2012
1. I tend to believe in the protection and preservation of traditional institutional values in society: government and church being examples of just some of them; 2. Having said that, I do see a significant place for moderate and gradual change in how… more »

Peter Schweizer's "Throw Them All Out", The Greedy World of Political Entitlement

June 22nd, 2012
Activist Peter Schweizer has written a very engrossing book on the cozy relationship between big government in Washington, DC, and Corporate America over the setting of public policy and the consequent spending of taxpayer dollars. The picture he presen… more »

Proof Once Again!

June 22nd, 2012
If there are still any bleeding-heart liberals out there advocating on behalf of underprivileged youth, they might disappear altogether after hearing the Karen Klein story. She is the elderly school bus monitor that had to endure an incredible amount of… more »

No Comparison!

June 22nd, 2012
Suu Kyi, the democratic activist from Myamar and Nobel Peace Laureate, has finally been allowed to go abroad and visit various nations that supported her cause during the many long years of incarceration by the military. Stopping in Norway, she was able… more »

Good Move, Flaherty!

June 21st, 2012
Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty has moved to reduce the amortization period for home mortgages to twenty-five years as a way of cooling off the red-hot Canadian real estate market, especially as it involves young borrowers. I am alarmed to read th… more »

The World of Strata Ownership!

June 21st, 2012
Since my wife and I have moved into a condo in Victoria, our world has changed in so many new and remarkable ways. Coming up to the first year anniversary of our move, we have nothing but positive things to report about the experience so far. For one, I… more »

There is a lesson to be learned, Jason!

June 20th, 2012
Inexcusable, Jason Kenney, national minister of immigration, that you would allow your worst thoughts of a fellow Albertan to become part of the public record. Quite often what we think of others is best left unsaid or shared with only the most intimate… more »

Ex-Pats Have it Easier!

June 20th, 2012
The latest global statistical study on the most expensive cities to live in is somewhat invalid because it looks only at a small group of people whose carriage in life is distinctly better than the average Joe. Ex-pats usually live high off the hoof whe… more »

The George Orwell Mentality

June 19th, 2012
The CBC website has become a haven for doomsayers and apocalyptic wingnuts who must spend hours perpetrating the unproven myth that Ottawa and Washington are conspiring to invade our personal privacy every step of the way. The latest fear-mongering has… more »

Live With It!

June 19th, 2012
The only answer to the present overworked health care system is learn to live with it. Throwing more money at it only expands demands on its limited services; effecting greater efficiency only makes patients crankier; so why not just go with the flow. L… more »

The Final Word on Roger?

June 19th, 2012
I was never confident that government prosecutors would ever get a conviction against Clemens on perjury charges related to the testimony he gave at a congressional hearing over three years ago. While the jury acquitted him because they could not find t… more »

"Bobby Fischer Against the World" - A Life Not Lived

June 18th, 2012
This documentary is one of the best assessments of the late Bobby Fischer's life as the consummate grandmaster and world chess champion. It is, for the most part, a thoughtful and well-developed portrayal of a genius of a man who became so obsessed with… more »

"Knuckle" - Interfamily Feuding At Its Best and Worst

June 18th, 2012
Welcome to modern-day Ireland's version of the Hatfield and McCoy family dispute. Everything about this tale of interfamilial feuding speaks to the quaint, the bizarre, the complex and humorous in human relations. The two parties in this on-going squabb… more »

Anger Does Not Become Us!

June 18th, 2012
Luka Magnotta, the man accused of killing and dismembering the Chinese student a couple of weeks ago, should be thankful that he is safely in the custody of the Canadian justice system rather than the mob represented by a growing number of angry posters… more »

Tim Keller's "The Prodigal God" - Not a Conventional Father

June 17th, 2012
If you enjoyed reading "Reason for God", as I certainly did, Keller's latest study on the parable of the Prodigal Son should meet with your approval. In this short study, Keller takes a less conventional approach to analyzing its content. For him, it is… more »

A Tribute to a Very Special Man in My Life!

June 17th, 2012
My dad has been dead twenty-five years but I still feel the positive impact of his life on mine after more than two decades. Robert Malcomson was a professional teacher, a furniture maker, a high-school administrator, a builder of numerous houses, and a… more »

The Meaning of Being Politically Liberal!

June 16th, 2012
The problem with being a reform liberal as opposed to a classical one these days is that your efforts to stay in power get vaguer and more opaque by the day. To continue to appeal to the wide base of middle-class support that has won Liberals elections… more »

Peter Ackroyd's "T.S.Eliot" - A Prophet Outside His Own Country

June 16th, 2012
This very detailed biography of a famous modern Anglo-American poet and playwright offers the reader everything one could possibly need to assess his enduring impact on western culture. Eliot's personal life, his friendships with the Bloomsbury circle,… more »

Bruce Duffy's "Disaster Was My God" - A Life Unglued

June 16th, 2012
In this novel, Duffy explores the colorful and sordid details of the torturous life of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud and making it readily available in readable form to curious readers like me. In this format, I am able to conceive of a Rimbaud who was… more »

A Very Fulfilling Time!

June 16th, 2012
Taking the BC Ferry over to the Lower Mainland from Lower Vancouver Island is a daily occurrence for many people in this neck of the woods. Taking it for a five-day busman's holiday to the same destination is almost as common, that is, unless you are th… more »

The Legal Right to Die?

June 16th, 2012
Those who advocate a legal defined right to assisted suicide are perhaps guilty of having moral tunnel vision when it comes to failing to see all the ramifications of such a law if its application were to become widespread. Since the BC Supreme Court ha… more »

The Checks and Balances of a Democratic System!

June 16th, 2012
For those who still believe that democracy is a process that is a law unto itself, guess again! In Egypt the courts have stepped in and ordered new parliamentary elections based on the constitutional principle that a new presidential election should alw… more »

When is a Lake not Just a Lake?

June 16th, 2012
The other day my wife and I drove up into the North Shore Mtns. and the GVRD watershed to see Buntzen Lake. On the map it is located about 25 minutes north-west of Coquitlam, nestled in a deep mountain trench not far from Indian Arm. While it is called… more »

Good Move, Bob!

June 13th, 2012
Sometimes it takes politicians a little longer to understand that they are not indispensable to the cause and that it is time to move aside and let someone younger and perhaps more talented take over. The problem with Bob Rae, present leader of the fede… more »

Alexandr Harney's "The China Price" - Cause for Concern

June 13th, 2012
Journalist Harney provides a timely word of caution to those of us who are looking at China as the new great world economic power that will drive the global economy in the 21st century. While this country has an enormous skilled workforce and the abilit… more »

Politics Is All About Timing!

June 13th, 2012
Hit the people hard in the first part of your mandate and then let your foot off gradually as you head down the home-stretch. That seems to be the strategy in place for the Clark Liberals in BC. 2013 will be the year for a lot of positives heading up to… more »

Walk Around a Lake!

June 13th, 2012
I've been visiting the Burnaby area a number of times over the many years I have lived on the west coast and only now have my wife and I gotten around to taking in the network of nature trails that line the wetlands of Burnaby Lake. What a great place t… more »

The Unflappable but not Unstoppable Elizabeth May

June 11th, 2012
Things are starting to heat up in the old capital. It seems like the opposition doesn't want to let this majority government off the hook that easy. Summer holidays should only start for those who finish old business: pass bills, clean out desks and dea… more »

"Iron Man" - Weapons for Life

June 11th, 2012
This movie creates a giant stage on which world justice and righteousness can once again shine through the valiant and redoubled efforts of Tony Stark, weapons genius and billionaire designer, operating as Ironman in a Marvel comic setting. The story is… more »

Interesting Trends!

June 11th, 2012
Here are a number of interesting developments that are going on across this country and around the world: A. Legislative opposition parties are coming together to form their own working alliances to oppose government agendas; B. More crabgrass is grow… more »

A Very Real Possibility!

June 11th, 2012
Civil wars usually occur when the ruling faction refuses to share power and makes it impossible for other groups to enjoy a reasonable degree of prosperity and freedom; case in point is the English Civil War of 1642-6. During this internal conflict, Eng… more »

Turning the Tables!

June 10th, 2012
The three major Quebec student unions that are behind the extended daily public protests in Montreal have turned the table on themselves. Their continued demonstration on behalf of lower tuition rate increases, according to recent polls, has close to se… more »

The Other Side of the Story

June 10th, 2012
Shirley Spence, a 73-year-old mother from England, via South Africa, seems to be a person very determined to get her way, especially when it comes to having visiting rights to her ailing son restored. Over a month ago, this woman had an altercation with… more »

Max Hastings' "All Hell Let Loose" - History with Clear-Cut Answers!

June 10th, 2012
This is the third monograph of Hastings that I have read and I have to say unreservedly that he is the best out there for dealing with the complex issues of World War II. While writing on a such a grand scale, his writing remains concise and accurate in… more »

Thanks for the Great Season!

June 10th, 2012
Initially, I was a little dismayed that the Celtics didn't make it into the finals. In hindsight, however, I can applaud their very fine efforts to get as far as they did with the injuries and the age factor working against them. In the ninety games or… more »

"Page One" - The Uncertain Future of News

June 9th, 2012
As one who used to read the New York Times online for free, I find this documentary very revealing. Here is a once-proud giant of conventional media desperately trying to remake itself in an age when the rules of engagement are changing so fast. Hard co… more »

Where Do I get My News?

June 9th, 2012
I have just finished watching "Page One", a very revealing documentary on the future of newspapers in North America. Produced in early 2011 when at least a dozen major dailies went under, this film looks at what the industry is facing in terms of remaki… more »

Wisdom is the Better Part of Valor!

June 9th, 2012
That Edmonton physics teacher Lyndon Dorval has decided not to appeal his disciplinary suspension over his stand on issuing zeros to students for incomplete work or failure to write tests. While he may have a point when it comes to the need to make our… more »

"The Guard" - At Best Goofy

June 8th, 2012
I know this film received some accolades at film festivals like the Sundance for its comedic effects, but outside of a few chuckles I found this movie at best ordinary. Yes, this is a very real study in contrast between two very incompatible characters… more »

Churchill, the Everyman of History

June 8th, 2012
"In War: Resolution In Defeat: Defiance In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Good Will" I have recently returned to reading Churchill's memoirs on World War II with the idea that, perhaps, I have missed something about the great man that will make my… more »

Life in the Crimea!

June 8th, 2012
Recently a friend of mine completed a short-term mission stint in the region of the Crimea. He was part of a church group that went over to help complete the building of a church sanctuary in a little town north of Yalta. In the course of a couple of ho… more »

The Big One!

June 7th, 2012
Tonight at five o'clock, the Celtics and the Heat tip off for the sixth game of the N.B.A's eastern finals. While I will be cheering for the Celtics, of course, I make no predictions as to the outcome. I have my views as to why things have reached this… more »

Mark Murphy's "Hiring for Attitude" - A Great Guide for Hiring

June 7th, 2012
Contrary to what many of us have been taught, the ideal person for the job is not necessarily the one with the best technical expertise. Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ, believes that in order to continue prospering companies and businesses must adopt… more »

The Time is Fast Approaching!

June 7th, 2012
The right-of-center coalition, on which the BC Liberal government depends for its electoral support, needs rebuilding but it will not likely be with this tired crew that presently runs the show. As for Cummins, I'm not sure why any one would go courting… more »

Some Good Business Ideas for Everyday Life

June 6th, 2012
Here are a couple of great ideas for building and sustaining one's business by making evidence-based decisions. The first one deals with the Klout concept of measuring one's success by using a very scientific algorithm or formula that assesses factors l… more »

The Diaries of John Rabe: "The Good Man of Nanking"

June 6th, 2012
I first heard about John Rabe in Ira Chang's "Rape of Nanking". He was the heroic Nazi Consul who saved hundreds of Chinese nationals from certain death when the Japanese Ninth Army overran the city in late 1938. Rabe's first-hand account of those four… more »

"The Return of Johnny English" - The At-Times Haplessly Funny Operative from MI-7

June 6th, 2012
Anything-but-suave Johnny English has come out of retirement to clear his name and catch the infamously evil Vector. For the past five years, Johnny English has been hanging out in a Tibetan monastery trying to get his confidence back so that he can ret… more »

Hung Out to Dry!

June 6th, 2012
A couple of years back a 'lowly' US Army private, Bradley Manning, took it upon himself to release an extensive trove of top-secret documents to Julian Assange's Wiki-leak group committed to hacking government and corporate websites in the interests of… more »

"Private Eye" - A Foreign Flick Worth Watching

June 5th, 2012
This is the first Korean movie I've ever watched and it won't be the last. As far as detective flicks go, this one is a winner. It comes with all the high drama of an intensive Sherlock Holmes' murder mystery, with some hi-jinks thrown in for entertainm… more »

Stephen King's "11/22/63" - A Creative Use of Time Travel

June 5th, 2012
While I may not consider myself a avid fan of King's numerous stories about encounters with the forces of darkness and sorties into the world of the paranormal, there are novellas and short stories of his that I clearly enjoyed as exceptional psychologi… more »

A Once Proud Tradition!

June 5th, 2012
Hockey has fallen on hard times in Old Montreal these days. The Montreal Canadians aren't what they used to be. No big marque names, no Stanley Cup contenders since the early 1990s, and a string of mediocre teams and coaches over the past decade or so.… more »

Just Can't Compete!

June 5th, 2012
If I needed any more proof that professional hockey and the NHL are poor cousins in the US sports market, last night's comments on ESPN radio confirmed it. The commentator on the post-basketball show expressed surprise that the NHL was saying so little… more »

"First Light" - Haunting War Memories

June 4th, 2012
This film contains the story of a British airman who saw extensive fighting in the Battle of Britain. As the RAF's youngest pilot at barely eighteen years of age, Geoffrey Wellum joined the 92nd Squadron in October of 1940 and was actively involved in t… more »

"Abert Nobbs" - The Surreal World of a Suppressed Identity

June 4th, 2012
The time and place for this very intriguing movie is the late 1800s in Ireland where women were finding it very hard to hold down jobs while trying to extricate themselves from abusive relationships. This is a true story based on the life of one such ex… more »

Political Gamesmanship of a Questionable Nature!

June 4th, 2012
These days, national NDP leader Mulcair is playing a dangerously dishonest game of shuck and jive: get eastern voters, whose jobs are mainly manufacturing, on side by generating strife and discord by stirring up a pot of environmental and economic conce… more »

Bob Plecas is Right!

June 4th, 2012
Former deputy-minister in the Bill Bennett government of the 1970s and 1980s has recently written an op-ed piece for the Victoria Times-Colonist titled "Provincial Conservatives glad to help NDP". In it he excoriates the BC Conservatives for intentional… more »

Tough but Satisfying Game!

June 4th, 2012
I have never doubted for one moment that this edition of the Boston Celtics would come to play hard every night, especially in the play-offs when it counted the most. A couple of nights ago they won comfortably by ten, stemming a late-game surge by the… more »

Great Day Out With Friends!

June 4th, 2012
Yesterday, we went with a group of seniors from our church for a day's outing on Salt Spring Island. The weather was pleasant, the company grand, and the sights splendid. In the course of eight hours, we learned the following about our world: that Salt… more »

Too Much to Expect!

June 3rd, 2012
Hopefully, I am not being cynical when I say this but the Egyptian court's decision to acquit Mubarak and sons of all corruption charges comes as no surprise. It was too much to expect the courts to convict on corruption charges when the evidence was pr… more »

What You Make on the Swings, You Lose on the Roundabout!

June 3rd, 2012
I recently met a couple who moved to the west coast in order to work and enjoy the 'good' life. What they made on the sale of their house back in southern Ontario would hardly get them into a condo out here. Guess where they've chosen to live? Declining… more »

Mulcair, You've Got It Wrong!

June 3rd, 2012
National NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has done the proverbial throwing the cat amongst the pigeons in an attempt to stir up debate on the state of the economy. He's the politician who believes that the recent run-up in western commodity prices has detrimen… more »

An Old-Fashioned Sunday School Picnic!

June 2nd, 2012
My wife and I decided to attend our church Sunday School picnic this afternoon on the grounds of a local ranger station just outside of town. What a fabulous afternoon it turned out to be: lots of friendly people, plenty of activities to get involved in… more »

Dr. David Waltner-Toews' "Food, Sex, and Salmonella" - A Cautionary Tale about Bad Food Organisms

June 2nd, 2012
Welcome to the world of nasty bugs, insidious microbes, and lethal chemicals as they all mysteriously conspire to make our lives miserable and even jeopardize our health to the point of even killing us. If it isn't the standard pathogens like listeria,… more »

Well Coached Game, Boston!

June 2nd, 2012
We had guests in last night so I only got to see snippets of the game between the Celtics and the Heat from the Gardens. From what I can gather, Boston came with a different strategy this time, something its coaching staff picked up on during the second… more »

Radical Changes Needed to Restore Public Confidence!

June 1st, 2012
If it takes the formation of a union to break up the old boys' club, so be it. The RCMP is the only police force in Canada that isn't unionized and still relies on an antiquated system of internal peer committee review to address any immediate difficul… more »

"The Way" - Life on the Camino

June 1st, 2012
This is a movie that not only takes the viewer on a breath-taking trek across one of the most rugged landscapes of western Europe but also shares the personal journeys of four modern pilgrims who just happened to have come together while trudging the an… more »

Assigning Zeroes on Test Papers

June 1st, 2012
As a former teacher, I am very sympathetic with Mr. Dorval, a thirty-five year Physics teacher in an Edmonton high school. He has taken the position of assigning 0s to assignments that have not been submitted or test papers not written. This apparently… more »
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