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53 Responses to Gross Misuse Of Twitter Or Sign Of The Times?

  1. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    June 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    Link: Gross Misuse Of Twitter Or Sign Of The Times? - OK, I-A-B... Have Twitterers crossed into the `Too Much Information` line?
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    ...I`m more offended that he mentioned God, myself. Everyone knows executions happen. Not everyone believes in God.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    twitter for dumb people!
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    This just shows how much society in general is against the death penalty. On face value, most people would argue that capital punishment is a justifiable sentence. But deep down people are against it. You shove the reality of the situation into someones face and they suddenly see the truth about it. This is what is wrong with our society. So many people love living in a fantasy world of religion and their own perfect morality that any shread of truth that enters it shatters that illusion. I`m not saying that the truth is easy, or pleasant. I`m just saying that to live your life predicated on a false set of beliefs hurts yourself and everyone around you. This is why America is at war with Islam. Call it war on terrorism or whatever you want, but in the end it`s a new drating crusade. Religious zealots fighting over who`s imaginary friend is better. I went WAY off track on this post, but closed minded self-righteous pricks like those involved in this story piss me off.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    ...deep down people are against it.

    This murderer was a really a good guy deep down... six feet under ground.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    We`re against it when it`s wrong. We`re all for it when they are indeed guilty beyond a reasonable doubt as this guy was.
  7. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Despite ggolbez being off topic by quite a bit, I do agree with one thing.

    People like to pretend things are rosy. Eat 10`000 cows in a lifetime, no problem. Ask them to kill a cow? No way.

    600`000 people die in Iraq? Justifiable, in fact drat, why not give our tax dollars to pay for it. Mention it on twitter or put up a picture of one dead Iraqi baby and it`s back to tears.

    1 in 6 women are sexually abused. So what?
    1 in 100 are abused by a priest. SCANDAL!

    Only 1 in 19 rape cases end in conviction in the UK. Statistic.
    1 in 20 in the Middle east. SEXIST BARBARIANS!

    People don`t realize how sick our world is. It`s only when they look at other people that they allow themselves to be disgusted.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    I hate when people say "dead" like that, like its casual...

    I was watching a police chase on TV and the newscaster kept saying, "ok, they`re about to open fire, there they go, ok, they`re getting good hits on the guy, he`s dying, he`s dying, ok, he`s dead, he`s definitely dead now..." I couldn`t believe they were playing it on TV at 3:30pm (kids home from school) let alone letting it get to the point of "he`s being shot" and "he`s dead"

    I hate news, the only "news" we need is financial news but instead we get a lot of "so and so died" or "this celebrity blah blah blah". I mean, do we really need "news at 5-8am, 11am-1pm, 4-6:30pm, 9-10:35", thats 3/8 of the day as news, or 1/2 waking hours as `news` mostly about violence.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    June 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    I really didn`t find anything wrong with it, it isn`t like the guy was a model citizen.
  10. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    And by disgusted, I mean as disgusted as they should be.

    If we actually cared about sex abuse, the posts on IAB would be about stepfathers.
    The focus however is on priests, who fare better than the average male when it comes to sex abuse.

    I always get asked questions like:
    "So you`re defending sex abuse by priests?"
    or
    "So you don`t think it`s wrong?"
    or
    "So you`re not disgusted?"

    No. Of course I am. My question is why you are focusing on "Priest" in the sentence "Sex abusing priest" instead of "Sex abusing".

    Why are you not highlighting the massive problems your society faces?

    Because in reality YOU don`t actually give a poo about the millions of abused, you`re just interested in making a political point and painting your enemies in a different light to yourself.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    My question is why you are focusing on "Priest" in the sentence "Sex abusing priest" instead of "Sex abusing".


    Because the average sex abuser doesn`t preach to people that they will burn in hell if they sexually abuse others...and that`s just the tip of the hypocritical iceberg. In the Catholic church, almost everything sexual outside post-marital sex in the missionary position is considered a sin, and one of their priests commits the most horrific sexual sin of all.

    Priests are trusted by their community to mentor children and set the example. When a teacher, or coach, or someone who the community trusts is busted for sexual abuse, the story is given just as much attention as when it is a priest.

    There are plenty of stories of your every-day, run-of-the-mill sexual predator being busted for something, but they have limited access to children and `priest/teacher` cases demand a solution.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    I`m opposed to the death penalty on both moral and practical grounds, but I don`t see why this way of announcing it is worse than a standard press release.
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    Lamiacraor Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    I do agree with some of the people posting right now. I do not see the problem with him announcing the penalty this way, it is no different then any other way.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Sad.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    That`s a great point Baalthazaq.

    As far as the tweet and all that, guess what folks, the man has the same freedom of speech and expression as everyone else in the United States.

    We do not have the Right to control his freedom by complaining and acting offended. We don`t have to agree with his opinion, but we also don`t have the right to tell him what is permissible to say.

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    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    I think that`s pretty tacky. Because it`s not an announcement of his death so much as an advertisment for the tweeter`s press conference.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    I will add that I am 100% in favor of capital punishment for many of the same reasons I am 100% pro choice.

    If a mother has the right to terminate the life of an unwanted child, then we as a society have the right to terminate the life of an unwanted adult.

    The gravity of both decisions should be similar because the ramifications of both actions are the same. A human being in the earliest stages of it`s life is still a human being.

    It isn`t out of wrath or a need for vengeance that I would see dangerous individuals killed, it is out of pity and self preservation.

    I don`t believe that, given the choice most serial rapists would like to be wired the way they are, and those that do are genuinely a threat to the well being of those in society without the various psychoses that pervade the minds of our prison populations.
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Is it wrong that I laughed at "A Tweet too far?" :x
  19. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    Silver, the problem I have with capital punishment is that it`s not society`s decision, but a judge`s decision. Though in both cases only 1 person (or sometimes a select few) is making the final decision, in the case of abortion, it`s someone that actually KNOWS the person to be killed, while a judge doesn`t particularly care one way or the other, as long as the community is safe. That is why I am pro-choice, but against capital punishment.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    I will add that I am 100% in favor of capital punishment for many of the same reasons I am 100% pro choice. If a mother has the right to terminate the life of an unwanted child, then we as a society have the right to terminate the life of an unwanted adult. The gravity of both decisions should be similar because the ramifications of both actions are the same. A human being in the earliest stages of it`s life is still a human being. It isn`t out of wrath or a need for vengeance that I would see dangerous individuals killed, it is out of pity and self preservation. I don`t believe that, given the choice most serial rapists would like to be wired the way they are, and those that do are genuinely a threat to the well being of those in society without the various psychoses that pervade the minds of our prison populations.

    @silverthread i agree with you 100 percent, but seriously that may be the most fxcking cold logic ever... ever. just... holy poo man...
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    Yeah, that`s just really tactless. He should have known better.
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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    June 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    Maybe some of you won`t really know if you capital punishment until you are forced to face it with a personal touch, but believe me, when your aunt has been raped and murdered by someone, you want that person dead.
  23. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36690 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    twitter is for twits
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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
    541 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    support* capital punishment
  25. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    <i>"twitter is for twits"</i>

    I agree 110%

    <i>I will add that I am 100% in favor of capital punishment for many of the same reasons I am 100% pro choice. If a mother has the right to terminate the life of an unwanted child, then we as a society have the right to terminate the life of an unwanted adult. The gravity of both decisions should be similar because the ramifications of both actions are the same. A human being in the earliest stages of it`s life is still a human being. It isn`t out of wrath or a need for vengeance that I would see dangerous individuals killed, it is out of pity and self preservation. I don`t believe that, given the choice most serial rapists would like to be wired the way they are, and those that do are genuinely a threat to the well being of those in society without the various psychoses that pervade the minds of our prison populations. </i>

    I agree with this statement... And points for the intellige
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    k... did my html flags just not work?
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    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    "He (Ronnie Lee Gardner) was sentenced to death for a 1985 capital murder conviction stemming from the fatal courthouse shooting of attorney Michael Burdell during a failed escape attempt. He was at the Salt Lake City court facing a 1984 murder charge in the shooting death of a bartender."

    But the Utah attorney general is the bad guy here for using Twitter to keep people informed about the process of carrying out a judicial execution?
    ^^I don`t get that!^^

    @the_phantom-
    If you really are 13-17 years old like your profile says, you clearly have not yet realized that logic and emotion don`t mix.

    Cold logic = trustworthy logic.
  28. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:29 am
    Brass, you`re doing pretty much exactly what I said in my post.

    1) Priests are less likely to abuse than your average male. Significantly less.

    2) As I said, I am against the abuse.

    Focusing on one small part of the problem instead of the whole, distracts from the major problem. (You have studies on "Stranger Danger" which showed that by focusing on strangers, more people were getting abused, because people then ignored that 95% of abusers weren`t strangers).

    It hurt, it didn`t help.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:33 am
    @taylor_stone

    Do they ever work?

    <i>Test</i>
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:35 am
    Wait, Baal got mod? Wtf? He just sleeps 24 hours a day until he smells a semi-religion related post. How is that gonna help anything?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:36 am
    "Cold logic = Good logic"

    True, but wrong.

    If you agree it is a child, and then you are suggesting you can kill a child provided they are unwanted.

    Unless you`re agreeing with this up to the age of ~16/18/21 you`re not really applying "cold logic".

    Furthermore, it isn`t really cold logic unless that applies to unwanted neighbors, ethnic minorities, parents, etc.

    If you simply want to say the child poses a threat on par with a murderer, fair enough, but still very probably wrong.

    Finally however, why are you killing murderers if you`re not all that fussed about murder?
  32. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:37 am
    point taken Zerocyde... Guess I`m just used to font html being usable just about everywhere.
  33. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:42 am
    "Wait, Baal got mod? Wtf? He just sleeps 24 hours a day until he smells a semi-religion related post. How is that gonna help anything?"

    Been a mod since March... keep up. :P

    What threads I post in are merely a subset of which threads I read.

    Do I put "LOL" in every thread I think is funny? No.
    Do I still read the thread and banhammer the spammers into the floor? Yes.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:47 am
    And I could be wrong Zero, so don`t quote me on this, but it appears Ball got mod because whether you agree with him or not, the man makes some of the most intelligently written posts I`ve seen on this site. I`ve seen a lot of intelligent debate on this site, and Baal is usually somehow involved. (Oddly enough, he and I are usually in agreement in these debacles. Those I choose to get involved in, at least.) It could very well be possible someone in the offices decided he had mod potential.

    So yea, Baal... High fives for the "promotion".
  35. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:48 am
    And yea, Baal... I know I`m late to the party too.... :p
  36. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:53 am
    @Baalthazaq

    Yea, I think I remember seeing your red name back then. It just kind of took me by surprise, I have a bad memory and seeing as I only see you once every 3 months or so, I kinda forgot for a second.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:55 am
    @taylor_stone

    Ohh I know, Baal is a smart motherdrater. Well, lol, I mean, smart for someone who believes in magical invisible wizards in the sky, but still.
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    Sharky19 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 5:57 am
    Wait... A firing squad?? America still execute with a firing squad???
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    Sharky19 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:08 am
    Oh and I think that a correct Justice system is not having to take a decision just as bad as the crime. That was used 3000 years ago I believe our philosophy has evolved since then.

    Any life is valuable and no one should have to (or be permitted to) make the decision to take it away from someone.
    The death wishes by the victims family and friends (I hope that makes sense) is merely hatred and vengeance and not a good foundation for a working society.
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    Sharky19 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:08 am
    *functioning society
  41. Profile photo of ChiliSoup
    ChiliSoup Male 13-17
    55 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:27 am
    The death penalty hasn`t been used in America in 14 years, did you even read the article?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:29 am
    It appears that no-one on this thread is aware that execution by firing squad was made illegal in the USA over 25 years ago. However, criminals prosecuted before that date can still choose to be executed that way, as the murderer did.

    There`s 9 other criminals on death row who can still choose to die this way. 4 of them have expressed interest in it.

    Source here.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:35 am
    My issue with all of this is it took 25 years to execute this guy .....why didn`t they just shoot at the time of the murder in the courthouse ????? would have save millions of dollars !!
  44. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:42 am
    you`re doing pretty much exactly what I said in my post.

    You`re right, people should focus on the problem as a whole, not just the more absurd cases. A priest, however, is a much more emotionally charged story, and the news thrives on emotional drama to boost their ratings.

    Look at Fox, their stories aren`t really news, but most of their stories are picked because of the emotional reaction they will elicit.

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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Because in reality YOU don`t actually give a poo about the millions of abused, you`re just interested in making a political point and painting your enemies in a different light to yourself.

    It is not fair to say I don`t care about other sexual abusers because I dog on priests. With most sexual abuse cases involving a minor, the victim is usually a relative or someone very close to the family. As you say, not a stranger.

    Priests might make up a smaller percentage, but because of their access to so many children, they will be able to molest more children than your average sex offender. Are you going to be more concerned with a man who abuses two or three of his siblings, or a man who works at a children`s hospital who could be molesting a new kid every day/week/month?

    It`s not completely illogical to target priests because of the volume of potential victims they`re exposed to, but solutions is easier for this than sexual abuse of minors in
  46. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:23 am
    The FIRING SQUAD hasn`t been used in 14 years, not the death penalty. People are sentenced to death every day.

    The firing squad is not legal anywhere, but it WAS legal in some states (such as Utah) at the time that the crime was committed, therefore it can be used in that trial.
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    MEZA Male 18-29
    333 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Social networking is the devil.our society is becoming so sucked into it, businesses and all. I can`t look at one advertisement or commercial without hearing, "find us on facebook" or "follow us on twitter" if you just sit there talking (well typing) about something you`re doing then you`re not really doing it are you?
  48. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    To be fair Brass I was too harsh in my last post, I didn`t mean you were doing everything I said in my previous post.

    When I said "you`re doing what I said in my post" I didn`t really go over the whole thing. I just meant you were concentrating on one aspect, whilst ignoring another.

    Basically, I think you made the mistake of thinking I`m saying "Leave priests alone", which I`m not.

    I`m saying don`t spend so much time looking at the priests that you`re missing the big picture, and the big picture is something that needs addressing.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 1:49 am
    Wait, Baal got mod? Wtf? He just sleeps 24 hours a day until he smells a semi-religion related post. How is that gonna help anything?
    Zero, that`s cold man. Really cold.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 7:11 am
    To all the moronic twitter fans out there.

    What the hell did you expect was going to eventually happen? You asked for it, and not you got it. So shut the fuc up and deal with it. When it comes to controversial tweets such as this, you are as much to blame as the people who actually tweet the crap. Take some responsibility for your actions... Those actions being that you have whole-heartedly promoted the idiotic idea of micro-blogging for the past 3 years.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 11:02 am
    TMI? Or only actual piece of interesting information on twitter?
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    Who gives a F*ck if that guy tweets something that would be all over the news anyways?
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2010 at 3:49 am
    o0

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