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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 6 Nov 2015 at 7:48pm

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stunet commented Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 at 8:45am

Hilarious Quint....

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 at 2:55pm

If this onshore crap continues in Vicco

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thermalben commented Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 at 9:55am

Crikey, here's a read (threaded Twitter post from @ElizabethCMcLaughlin, a lawyer/CEO who "was a securities fraud and human rights litigator in DC/NY for over 15 years").

"Ok, people, that’s it. It's a bombshell of a day in America. And if Trump isn’t impeached after this, along with complicit members of the @GOP who have known this and tried to discredit Fusion and Steele and this dossier, there is no hope for our democracy. Period."

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/950884746082562048.html

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blindboy commented Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 at 10:34am

I suspect this is only the start Ben. Steele just tugged on a loose thread. Now the whole woollen cod piece is starting to unravel. The only question is how far it will go. The corruption doesn't end with Trump and co. The great unravelling could shake the US in unpredictable ways. Interesting times? More likely terrifying.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 at 11:00am

'woollen codpiece'.. now there's a shuddering thought. 

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 at 11:19am

Good for winter

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Blowin commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 6:07pm

Haha !

http://www.smh.com.au/world/sstorm-africans-norwegians-react-to-trumps-r...

Yeah , I admit it's a bit of a cat amongst the pidgeons but there's not much else going on .

Unless you'd rather discuss Chris Peel's spamming efforts with that PNG right ?

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Blowin commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 6:17pm

Actually , neither of those topics really grab me.

What does grab my attention is the oft cited idea of a continuous suburb stretching from the Sunny coast to Geelong ( including its satellite suburb of Bell's beach estate ) in the not too distant future.

A grim reality ?

I believe so after witnessing the developments at Moonee beach and surrounds and after seeing what's going on on the Brisbane to Tweed stretch . A stretch that is home to the WORST stretch of road building fuck up currently on display in Australia , in my opinion.

Robina to Burleigh turnoff : 100 Km zone - You're kidding right ?

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blindboy commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 6:39pm

Suburbs in search of a city Blowin, but there are still some nice stretches left. I try to get away to them as often as possible. Surfed a great little rip bowl with a couple of others today!

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Blowin commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 8:15pm

You know what I'm stoked about ?

It's the fact that Kelly Slater got to go out on his terms.

Here he is with nothing to prove and a post tour career that can only be described as stupendous and unprecedented in the history of being the very best surfer so far and he's seamlessly morphed into the " I obviously don't have to give a fuck but who sort of still really could if shit got real " guy.

Well played , Mr Slater.

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 11:29pm

Says so much about what is right and wrong about the world and the political values we should pursue and ignore

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eat-your-vegies commented Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at 11:33pm

Bout sums it up

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 at 10:29pm

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 at 8:11pm

After those much publicised S.A blackouts, Prime Minister Turnbull said this to Australians, in an attempt to blame wind power. These were his exact words stated on 9/2/ 2017 ;

"And the answer was because of this heavy reliance on wind power, recognising that - as you know, you live in South Australia Leon – that when you get these heatwaves in South Australia, the wind drops and that’s one of the reasons why it is so hot. "

The wind drops during these S.A heatwaves, Mal?..... Ok..... So the "fresh" dry hot norwester today is just a figment of my imagination?
There are a gutload of wind turbines around Millicent... Closest Observation is Mt gambier. The hottest time was 2.32pm, with 41.4' recorded.. At that time, the norwester was averaging 19k, with gusts to 28k.
Snowtown (the other big wind farm region) had an average of 15K and gusts to 27K at it's hottest time of day.

Basically, what I'm saying?
Mal....... ya full of hot air....

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDS60801/IDS60801.94821.shtml

Sheepdog

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southey commented Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 at 11:19pm

Hey Sheepio ,
Long time no speak .

Yeah mate the National Grid is complex beast . There is a app for your phone called Pocket NEM , that can give you insight to the Energy flows on the East Coast Grid which includes SA , TAS, VIC, NSW and QLD . I watch it a fair bit for my work and to see the truth .
Alot of the issues on the grid is the lack of inestment in it for the last twenty years . The wholesale prices were extreme to say the least today . I have screen shots on my phone that would blow you away . Anyway any issues on the grid today were by Loy Yang B tripping or shutting off around 4pm . 500MW fell off the grid . The Bass Link and SA - Vic interconnector were glowing ........

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 19 Jan 2018 at 2:27pm

Sheepdog & Southey

http://www.theage.com.au/business/the-economy/loy-yang-b-failure-sends-p...

That App is amazing, current price $9,900 in Victoria at 14.20, $10,550 in SA, $105 in NSW!!

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southey commented Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 at 8:35am

Yep, Josh " Coal " Frydenburg , got a HUGE slap down on Twitter by some informed punters . With the truth and information out there like this , even the bloke on the street can know more about our Grid than the Energy minister .
The other thing that could be going on which is much more sinister , is some of these huge Gentailers still Generate over 70% of the East coast grid , in what the ACCC should be taking a long hard look at . Energy Australia , Origin , Pacific Hydro and a few others have strong ties to Asia . Now not suggesting that this is a aimed target of trying to sabotage the grid for their investment gains . ( Drive down the price of more aging infrasture ) by showing that it's perhaps less reliable than previously thought .
NO i would suggest more gaming the system , as one system falls over the hole market goes into a Price bidding rocket ride . There are obviously contracted rates that these Gentailers supply , but there are also peaker plants and Frequency Control & Ancillary Services markets that can benefit greatly from such events . And since alot of these systems of infrastructure are owned by many of the same broadening daily mega companies then what they miss on the swings they more than triple on the merry go rounds .
Failing all this , it could be just lack of proper maintenance to these long ago privatised utility investments . Either way which is more true or combination there of , it deserves investigation. Obviously the COALition isn't going to trigger this .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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blindboy commented Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 at 2:15pm

Reports are emerging that the conduit for Russian money to the Trump campaign was the NRA. If that turns out to be true the shithole will be hit by an unprecedented shitstorm.

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 at 2:44pm

"Gaming the System" of course its happening and that is why the SA's move back into ownership of new power generation is such a good one ..... well only in the absence of any meaningful regulation and control by the federal government.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 9:16am

Well here it is folks , the day that Labor ran up the white flag and officially abandoned Australians.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/24/us-and-uk-retreat...

In summation Wong is claiming that if we reject these Trade deals that solely benefit transnational corporations then we're spitting in the face of international brotherhood.

Also apologising for China's claim of the oceanic equivalent of terra nullis over the South China Sea.

Tell your story walking, Penny.

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Quint commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 10:26am

Communist dupes all of them. Every single one. Sock puppets.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 10:39am

Labor must be stoked with the TPP.

Now theyll be able to massage the ethnic voting bloc of underpaid and compliant Mexican workers that they're hoping to create.

Even the unions that were the foundation of the Labor party know the TPP is a shitty idea. But there is potential votes in it if labor can just reinforce and harness the concept that the Mexican arrivals that will further reduce the living standards of current Australians have entitlements that must be respected and satisfied and that Labor is the mob to do it.

Too bad that it's at the expense of the Australian working class.

The Party must prevail at all costs. That's what's important.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/19/revived-trans-pac...

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 11:05am

Blowin some of us calculate cost/benefit globally, others nationally. Historically nationalism has been a really bad idea since it was the root cause of both world wars in the 20th century. Globalism has problems and has been much abused by multinational corporations. Still lifting a billion or so people out of poverty in the space of a few decades is a pretty impressive achievement. Remember, think global, act local.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 11:14am

Nationalism is a failure due to the world wars ?

Id say the problem is fascism not nationalism.

You think Norway , Switzerland etc are failures ?

Australia's education , health and welfare systems were a result of nationalism and they've seen us enjoy a standard of living probably unprecedented in world history.

China's massive rise and the lifting of large swathes of its population out of poverty - that's nationalism , not globalism. It was orchestrated by a focused government effort.

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 11:23am

...........a focused government effort to manufacture and sell things on the global open market. As for Switzerland it is a parasitic state whose wealth has been built on looking after the money of every evil bastard in the world, from brutal dictators to major crime syndicates. Have a look at this when you have a spare hour. It tells the whole story of inequality.
https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/bp-rewa...

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 12:25pm

Nothing evil here , folks.

A community has found enough commonality to declare its unity as an official stance. That's what nationalism is. Nothing inherently untoward about it whatsoever.

It allows people to say this is us and we are going to live by a standard that we accept . A standard that encompasses our morality and outlook as comprehensively as we can . It's a way of declaring that we are more united than we are divided and that we'll look after each other if possible.

Of course the reality doesn't always live up to the ambition, but that's life and we've done well so far considering the variety of people that claim Australia as home.

That nationalism.

When business seeks to undermine the living standards that we as a nation have strived for decades to attain by flooding the labour market then we have every right to say fuck you and your rent seeking.

The TPP is nothing but a clandestine power grab by business to ring an ever growing share of profits from our economy.

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 1:17pm

Babies and bathwaters Blowin.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 12:08am

Happy Australia Day New Zealand.
Libs declare war on New Zealand for South Pacific security breach.

Australia coordinated the worlds biggest sea rescue.Tampa Captain most honoured seaman.
Howard invades rescue. Pleads with NZ PM Helen Clark to take Lib's smuggled boatpeople
Howard's "We Decide" goes Top 10 all while NZ boatpeople were backdooring OZ. Shh!

NZ expectantly kept open our security partnership as per laws of Sea Rescue assist.

Libs/Defence renowned liars & secretive on talk of arrivals resultant from Pacific/USA deals .

New NZ PM Jacinta Arden follows ANZUS protocol & ad Libs Howard policy to the letter.
Nothing has changed from Liberal Howard's original plea for assist upon earlier NZ Lady PM.

Libs claim a boat posse spoke of pushing past OZ onto NZ.(I'm exhausted just reading that)
South Pacific/NZ Destabilization is exclusive Liberal territory. None can ever go there.

Typical Lib bullies -1st chance they get and they storm NZ's Baby Brain.(Her kindness Kills)

NZ are conspiring against OZ. That new chick is a traitor! This is WAR! WAR! WAR!
Super Ministry Statement: Australia will invade invasion day on all fronts.
Hell Yeah! Straight after the Cricket finishes! .... Where's my Bucket?
[OZ DAY ONE DAY]: (PM Murdoch's 11 v John Howard's South Pole Detention Centre 11)

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 7:52am

Speaking of which https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/new-zealan...

FFS get your shit sorted out and worry about your own problems first, or at least raise your refugee intake to a level that is not laughable, i can't believe the gaul she has to get involved in our issues and cause us more problems.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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sypkan commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 8:16am

Contenporary feminism just schooled!

Actually they probably didn't...because they are inherently incapable of listening

But this interview sure shows what is lacking in contemporary feminism...facts, and just a touch of reality

Worth watching on youtube. The poor interviewer flounders like a broken fish when challenged

She's got nothing...and at one point even admits it

https://www.spectator.com.au/2018/01/feminisms-feet-of-clay-bared-on-bri...

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sypkan commented Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 at 8:53am

And back on the russia thing...

The fbi just lost 5 months of text messages crucial to their investigation...well crucial to a certain outcome in their investigation anyway...

5 months of text messages!

Neatly coralled by two important dates.

Nothing suss here. Of course the most resourced tech savvy department in the world cannot find them. Tricky things those new confangled smart phone thingys

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Blowin commented Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 at 10:30am
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batfink commented Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 at 4:30pm

Damn Indo-d. You have to do better than getting your foreign policy intelligence from articles in The Australian. That paper is a mess, a disaster of neo-liberal wankers who can't see part Rupert's nose. Read a bit more. NZ have done nothing that any decent country wouldn't do, it's us who are up to our armpits in bullshit.

And you can lay a safe bet on everything that comes out of Turnbull and Dutton's mouth is bullshit. Their claims that boats are starting to cross again due to NZ offering to take some refugees are beyond the pale. I'm calling it as utter crap.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 at 7:48pm

I don't think the news source is very relevant, it was pretty obvious what was going to happen, and it's now happening, everything in life has a cause and effect.

BTW. on a similar subject from yesterday.

http://jakartaglobe.id/news/asylum-seekers-refugees-stranded-indonesias-...

Ada gula, ada semut!

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happyasS commented Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 at 8:58pm

NZ fueling boats? ...hmm. data please, or it didnt happen.

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Ant agonist commented Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 at 9:30pm

If they got the balls to cross the Tasman in a shitty boat and make it to NZ they deserve a new life for sure.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 at 10:48pm

Off course people smugglers would have been lapping up this NZ news and pushing it as a selling point to get refugees back on boats, they will say or do anything to get back in business and make what is for them amazing money (be it Indonesian people smugglers or Sri Lankan).

People smugglers would have shown refugees, look NZ pm is pro refugees no problem if we can get there you are welcome, but off course it's much much further than Australia so the smugglers would be saying but you are going to have to pay such and such a price, who knows could be ten times as much as price to Australia, as they would be saying the cost to get there is so expensive in fuel and time, and we (people smugglers ) also need to return home also costly.

Off course in reality there is no intention from the people smugglers to really try to get to NZ, they would actually be hoping to get caught by Australian authorities.

Ideally hoping authorities take the refugees to Manus or Nauru so it's seen by those refugees still in Indonesia or Srilanka as a success which is good for future selling. (success equals more bums on boats equals more $$$)

But if turned back that's no real problem for people smugglers, obviously people smugglers are not going to be giving any refunds, there is not going to be any, oh yeah sorry we didn't get to NZ heres 70% of what you spent back...um no sorry, not going to happen, there would be all kinds of excuses.

This would have been a total gift to people smugglers, how many people they could convince to do the trip, well thats another thing, who knows.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 29 Jan 2018 at 1:00am

Howard the coward cried then tugged on NZ PM. Helen Clark's apron strings. More he says.
Howard started NZ people trade.Howard let them back into OZ. Same Howard policy today!
Blame NZ PM chix,blame Labor but facts are it's Howard's carrot bringing People Smugglers!

Libs can end NZ Solution tomorrow if they desire but their too cowardly. Quick point a stick.
This bullshit caper of NZ invasion is their creation and only they could milk it so believably.
NZ or Bust is up there with Lib's banning Tampa rescue faxes. Child overboard anyone!

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Ant agonist commented Monday, 29 Jan 2018 at 8:40am

Meanwhile the majority of Iranian refugee families on Nauru, some if which have been there for FIVE years, will never get to the USA on that deal.
They rot on an island with terrible healthcare, appalling education amoungst a native population that by and large hates them.
Fair suck of the sav straya. Carnts

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 29 Jan 2018 at 6:35pm

about sums it up .... go Jay Weatherill

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 5:04pm

I see a certain forum topic is no longer there....... Fair enough... But what id like to ask is;
The photo caption "my milkshake bring all the boys to the yard".
What the fuck does that mean? Would a similar quote be under a pic of Fanning?
How would a young female surfer visiting this page interpret that?

Sheepdog

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Blowin commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 6:39pm

Very recently I’ve shared the lineup in a couple of instances with a few of the famous girl surfers of recent times.

One of them a HARD charger with a ginger haired ripper of a boyfriend.

The other a couple of sisters that are working that shtick as hard as they possibly can. Just myself , themselves and a couple of friends - one was maybe a brother - and they were towing in to the small beachies and surfing pretty well.

Their milkshakes DO bring the boys to the yard . They’re banking on it. Literally.

Each to their own, Sheepy.

Just cause it’s not your dream , doesn’t mean it’s not theirs. They kind of reminded me of the Kardashians actually......maybe, sorta, not really.

Anyway , they’re girls and they’re doing what they want to do in this life.

Projected outrage is the guilt free heroin of the age. Save it . Shut your lips and don’t speak for others.

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blindboy commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 7:02pm

Yeh women's sport is all about those milkshakes. How silly of us to think otherwise.

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derra83 commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 7:21pm

Native boys gawking at a white-skinned girl with a grrl power pop culture reference? I thought it was hilarious. What's the problem with it? Enlighten me.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 8:16pm

BB - Women’s surfing isn’t defined by what you to think or otherwise . It’s theirs .let them do whatever the fuck they want.

Fancy if the surf club elders had gotten together and determined what was acceptable for your surfing life in the 70 ‘s , BB.

How would you feel ?

Strange thing is , I’m sure you’re all SO aware of mansplaining. But you still don’t get the premise of allowing people to determine and fight for their own agency.

The struggle is where you get the confidence and the power .

Have you learnt nothing ?

And the funny thing is that you and Sheepy both consider yourselves a pair of old punks but you still fail to recognise when a new generation - gender - has already kicked down the door and they now surf bigger , harder and better than yourselves and they neither need or want your paternalistic hand on their shoulder.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 8:11pm

“Shut your lips and don’t speak for others.” - not meaning to be a smarty pants blowin but isn’t that exactly what your whole post was doing?!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 8:17pm

Fuck Goofy , who knows ?

I’m a few sheets to the wind and I’m Braille typing.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 8:19pm

Ha ha as you were then..

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shoredump commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 8:39pm

Women sexualise men too. It’s just nature doing it’s thing

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blindboy commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 8:52pm

Blowin, re fighting for their own agency. What do you think you are doing? And as for "mansplaining". Look in the mirror, what do you see? Oh look at that, a man explaining that it is fine to sexualise women when they are involved in their recreation and to define them in terms of their performance relative to males. And when you turn away, consider discussing your use of the word "chicks" with a mature female of your acquaintnce! Much anticipated swell turned out way below expectations here. Hope you got something better!

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