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PATRICIA

BARBER

GODDESS

SUBTLETY

SULTRY

SILK

SONICS

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Patricia’s encore last night: LIGHT MY FIRE

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My Pine Tree: Te Deum 2002 is installed on stair wall-the cue of transition: up/down.

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http://www.dakotacooks.com/event/patricia-barber-4/
http://www.patriciabarber.com/

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YESYOUAREAWCIAMASYOUARE

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UPDATED: 30 March 
New York Times QUOTATION OF THE DAY

“The truth is, us kids, we just want to be the voice for the people we lost, or for people who don’t think they have a voice. I am prioritizing this over college right now, I am prioritizing people’s lives over my education.”

SAMANTHA FUENTES, who was wounded in the school shooting last month in Parkland, Fla., on whether to begin college in the fall or continue the campaign to promote more rigorous gun safety laws.

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“In the absence
of strong political movements
for human rights,

the active process of bearing witness

inevitably gives way to the
active process of forgetting.
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery (1992)

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THE FUTURE + HOPE’S FURY

https://twitter.com/Emma4Change

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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES MN

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Hudson is a victim of gun violence too. Her mother, brother and nephew were all murdered in 2008. They were shot to death. She is pictured hugging Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez as 11-year-old Naomi Wadler, one of the event speakers, looks out towards the crowd 

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Our America has become a “reality show” watching/reading about the lives of others – passively.

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The America of  now does not witness what is real – real lives.  Living life as”personas” on social media platforms  aware of being watched – not witnessed.

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What happens to empathy if one’s lives are circuited/hijacked by what other people think? We are hardwired to smell truth like dogs. Sacred listening is the morning of hope.

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What happens to becoming a life harvested from one’s vision quest, dark nights of the soul?

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Living is complicated. Living a life where you rise to your TRUE North and to know your integrity is incomparable currency. Welcoming those who rise and whose word=action is GOLD is sustenance.

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We are and become the stories of our lives. We choose to honor and respect our souls by selecting those who SEE you and welcome the bone, marrow, blood and heart of  who you are and as you sail on the seas of living life – y/our blessed voyage.

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Our children live the reality of lockdown. Our children are enduring the secrets, betrayals, hustling, deceptions and lies of our government.  

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Our children dared because their torment was overwhelming. Our role as adults to protect/shield them were blind to the shattering of their innocence.

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Irony: 60 Minutes’ interview with Stormi Daniels follows the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. Watching v. witnessing. “Reality show”  voyeurism v. call to action.

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Our HOPE has been taken hostage – our lamentation and our complicity. We need a  WWII’s DUNKIRK to retrieve our soul. The dialectics of  COURAGEACTIONEMPATHYFURY’SHOPE.

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I marched yesterday. Yes, of course. Yes, absolutely. Yes, because I live now. To witness the current, the voltage, of children march to the Capitol’s steps was deafening. To hear their child voices pleading eviscerated me and my friend. The event was somber and cried out a NEED to atone by ACTION for OUR children’s unforgivable suffering.

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Truth RISES. RADICAL Hope. Sacred listening.  That is the JOY of being ALIVE!

Show me YOUR soul.

NOW.

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO 2013
To enlarge, please click on the image
FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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WHITEWASH                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2013

 

SACRED/LISTEN

For Charles Lloyd + Dorothy Darr

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SACRED/LISTEN #1   ICON (9″H x 4″W)   For Charles + Dorothy   9 March 2018

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BLES/SINGS

to
THE BDaY EIGHT OH! SHAMANMAHN,

CHARLES LLOYD!

YOUR SONICS are the DIVINING ROD,

the water + the brilliance,

of  

riSING SUBLIME LOVE

an epiphanic CATHEDRAL shining,

FLOWing,

with irreplaceable

SACRED JOY + SOLEMN LIGHT!

 

with
 OCEANICLOVEAFFECTION
to
CHARLES + DOROTHY,
XX oo CATHERINE

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https://secure.static.tumblr.com/8ff2f1c33f5e163b1ffe7420e87fe524/8tkjdqk/OgIo173tg/tumblr_static_tumblr_static_254i8uwjedesw00g4sc0w00so_640.gif

 

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/sacredlisten-1-2-3-4
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/721-15-march-ides-of-march-charles-lloyds-sevennine-birthday/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/charles-lloyd-mpls-snow-blizzard-to-charles-divine-fire-charles-sacred-sonics-with-the-collective-genius-of-bill-frisell-reuben-rogers-eric-harland-2-february-2016-the-dakota-aka-low/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/charles-lloyd-dorothy-darr-catherine-l-johnson-30-june-2015-lowell-picketts-living-room-aka-the-dakota/X
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/charles-lloyd-charles-lloyd-new-quartet-jason-moranreuben-rogerseric-harland-village-vanguard-15-march-2015-radical-empathy-nyt-nate-chinen-charles-lloyd-nea-jazz-master-charle/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/ides-of-march-charles-lloyd-76-nephew-will-15-031514hb-15-march-2014/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/catherine-l-johnson-joy-sacred-birds-charles-lloydbilly-higgins-free-birds-free/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/charles-lloyd-75th-birthday15-march-the-ides-of-march-2013-music-is-a-healing-force-temple-of-dendur-the-met-jason-moraneric-harlandreuben-rogers-gr8-joy/

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SACRED/LISTEN #2              (19″H x 12.75″W)                               Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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SACRED/LISTEN #3                   (19″H x 12.75″W)                          Catherine L. Johnson   2018

 

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SACRED/LISTEN #4            (19″H x 12.75″W)                                    Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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9 March/GREEN Line>DAKOTA/meet Michele Jansen/FlyAnnoint in Charles’s SUBLIME sonics

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9 + 11 March 2018 @ Lowell’s “LIVING ROOM” aka DAKOTA          SACRED/LISTEN

 

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Yes, Charles, I was

THERE...

ALWAYS. ALL WAYS.
Thank you. Yes, absolutely. Forever.
Of course, Master Billy Higgins was DANCING!!!!!

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DARK

sTar

2018

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FORAWCUMESEELUMINOUSBEAUTIFULRADIANTLIGHTTHATISCLEARLYTANGIBLE

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TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL, PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE

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For further information, please click on link:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6

 

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DARK sTar #1                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #2                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #3                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #4                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #5                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #6                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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Image result for langston hughes she, in the dark,
Title: “Helen Keller”
Langston Hughes:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes
Definition of dowera natural gift
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1 MARCH 2018

THANK YOU!

LOWERTOWN

ST. PAUL’S

BLACK DOG CAFE + KYATCHI

customers

“WARMED”

ST. PAUL

by

SteppingUP/GIVING

122 lbs.

of 

HATS / MITTENS / SCARVES / SOCKS!

 

 

 

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MOBILIZE WARM ACTIONS

“It was Valentine’s Day!…” Parkland High School survivor

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We are now faced with the fact

that tomorrow is today.
We are confronted with

the fierce urgency of now.

In this unfolding conundrum
of life and history,
there “is” such a thing
as being too late.

This is no time for apathy or complacency.

This is a time for vigorous and positive action.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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THE BLACK AMERICAN SOCIAL JUSTICE R/EVOLUTIONARY
WHO SHIFTED THE EMBEDDED
RACIAL TECTONIC PLATES OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE
WITH RESOLUTE DEDICATION
TO THE PRACTICE
OF
NON-VIOLENCE.
HUMANITY’S VOICE WAS LIFTED BY HIS VOICE/STANCE/MARCH.

 

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PLEASE CLICK ON LINK FOR INFORMATION:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/787-updated-fyi-extended-lowertown-st-paul-warms-st-paul-valentines-day-homelessness-can-happen-to-anyone/

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https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/01/05/us/05storm-01ALTSUB/merlin_131861075_ab81464f-32c5-48d7-804f-56a9960839c6-superJumbo.jpg

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HOMELESSNESS

CAN

HAPPEN

TO

ANYONE.”

UNION GOSPEL MISSION*

* Recipient/distributor of the WARM donations:
https://www.ugmtc.org/

 

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Keeping empathy suppressed and denied, when an innate action of  humane courage is imperative, is a decision to be silence itself
–  to be complicit.
All of us have been blessed with someone’s humane actions of kindness, when our worlds seemed to have shattered, that fortified our hope, our faith, our courage, our body and mind.
Practicing humanity begins with you and me.
The measure of our character is our capacity to see/reality, empathize/compassion and do the right thing/step UP moral courage.
Recall the times when your world was fragile, and someone’s actions of “SEEING” you and, in turn, they stepped UP and fulfilled your need
– a testament of radiant RADICAL HOPE.
Catherine L. Johnson
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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VALENTINE’S DAY

(EXTENDED)

THROUGH

SUNDAY 

18 FEBRUARY

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*LOWERTOWN*

ST. PAUL

WARMS

ST. PAUL

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OUR WINTERS = BONE SHATTERING COLD

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YES, ST. PAUL’s citizens stepped UP!

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Andy Remke, co-owner of BLACK DOG CAFE.

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Testimonial of the generosity/empathy and step UP of BLACK DOG CAFE + KYATCHI customers.
Shown: contents of BLACK DOG CAFE’s WARM box.

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Communities across America
are being forced/demanded
and
CALLED
to take

WARM ACTIONS.

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Our HUMANITY to SEE the invisible as VISIBLE
and
PROTECT OUR CHILDREN
from being murdered by assault guns is NOW.
Are we NOW a nation of  PTSD survivors of GUN VIOLENCE?
GUN VIOLENCE is a fact in OUR schools, churches and theaters.

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“Thoughts and Prayers”  of our nation’s elected – alleged – leaders  
are code words of : “I am recipient of NRA monies.”

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The children of OUR nation are RISING!
The “fierce urgency of NOW” is THEIRS.
Our NATION must RISE and NOT be complicit.
Our ACTIONS tell the TRUTH of America’s REAL values.
Weaponizing/ARMING/stockpiling our schools with guns  – NO WAY!
NO CHILDREN HUNTING.
FEAR cancels OUT learning/teaching/creativity.
PLEASE watch Emma Gonzalez, student/survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

Oh c’mon  NRA’s Dana Loesch: “These people are CRAZY people…”
 The 18 y/o was armed with an ASSAULT weapon
– hunters do NOT use assault and semi-automatic weapons or bump stock their guns!

Stoneman Douglas High School students are NOW revolutionaries of the NOW.

#NEVER AGAIN

“We are now faced with the fact
that tomorrow is today.
We are confronted with

the fierce urgency of NOW…”  

MLK

 

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THANK

YOU.

WARM

ACTIONS.

YOU

THANK.

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FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2013

 

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LOVE,
like
TELLING/SEEKING THE TRUTH + TAKING ACTION,
is a
VERB. 

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Our NATION,
OUR AMERICA,

NEEDS

WARM/MORAL COURAGE ACTIONS!

Enough CHILLING HORRIFIC hypocrisy of elected officials.
“THOUGHTS/PRAYERS” + NRA $$$$ = ?
Thoughts +  prayers will NOT reverse trauma.
GOD did NOT do this and nor did plant life.

THIS IS A CHILLING “MADE IN AMERICA” CREATION.

MOBILIZE WARM ACTIONS.

STOP GUN VIOLENCE KILLINGS.

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FYI:

“WARM”

EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/01/05/us/05storm-01ALTSUB/merlin_131861075_ab81464f-32c5-48d7-804f-56a9960839c6-superJumbo.jpg

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HOMELESSNESS

CAN

HAPPEN

TO

ANYONE.”

UNION GOSPEL MISSION

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SILENCE
America, land of the free?
Images of real life tell us the truth.
Have our minds become numb,
mouths paralyzed, avoiding confrontation?
We were put on this Earth
not to hate each other but to love.
understanding fear of those who suffer.
We must not let silence be our sin.
– Kari Irene Musil
Twin Cities based jazz musician/composer and writer

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Keeping empathy suppressed and denied, when an innate action of  humane courage is imperative, is a decision to be silence itself
–  to be complicit.
All of us have been blessed with someone’s humane actions of kindness, when our worlds seemed to have shattered, that fortified our hope, our faith, our courage, our body and mind.
Practicing humanity begins with you and me.
The measure of our character is our capacity to see/reality, empathize/compassion and do the right thing/step UP moral courage.
Recall the times when your world was fragile, and someone’s actions of “SEEING” you and, in turn, they stepped UP and fulfilled your need
– a testament of radiant RADICAL HOPE.

YES?
PAY/PASS IT FORWARD!

CLJ
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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 VALENTINE’S DAY

THROUGH

SUNDAY 

18 FEBRUARY

 

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*LOWERTOWN*

ST. PAUL

WARMS

ST. PAUL

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OUR WINTERS = BONE SHATTERING COLD

 

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OUR FELLOW ST. PAULITES NEED

HATS / MITTENS / SCARVES / SOCKS

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HONOR YOUR WARM HEART.

 DONATE

WARM!

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NOW

THROUGH

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

@

TWO NORTHERN WAREHOUSE RESTAURANTS

308 PRINCE STREET / LOWERTOWN ST. PAUL

– STATIONS  OF THE ONLY

WARM

DONATION BOXES*

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BLACK DOG CAFÉ *

http://blackdogstpaul.com/

 

+

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KYATCHI *

http://www.kyatchi.com/

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Black Dog Café has served Lowertown with their warm and relaxed presence for over 20 years. They now host a full bar and serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from their scratch kitchen.
They will be serving a special fish offering throughout Lent.

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Kyatchi opened their Lowertown location in December 2017. They offer happy oceans and plate up sustainable ingredients – especially with a focus on sustainable fish and seafood.

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RECIPIENT/DISTRIBUTOR of ITEMS:

UNION GOSPEL MISSION

https://www.ugmtc.org/

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THE WARM BOXES ARE SET UP + WAITING!


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💄💥👑🔥🔥👑💥💄

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My

DARK sTar

divining 

BRILLIANT

rod

SECRET

one of a kind

GENIUS

weapon

IS

sustained

in

my

left

pocket

!!!!!

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DARK sTar #1      FORTOMYGENIUSAWCNEWBREEDLEADER     Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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2 FEBRUARY 2018 + 5:12 PM + 10 DEGREES F + X-SKI @ VENTO NATURE SANCTUARY 
http://kstp.com/weather/chance-snow-cold-continue-kstp-forecast/4769291/?cat=1

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JASPAR OBI KNOWS!!!!!

Of course he knows for he is a dog, and I believe, a divine sentient being.*
In Mahayana Buddhism, it is to sentient beings that the Bodhisattva vow of compassion is pledged. Furthermore, and particularly in Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism, all beings (including plant life and even inanimate objects or entities considered “spiritual” or “metaphysical” by conventional Western thought) are or may be considered sentient beings…

 

 

 

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