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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2013, 12:26:53 AM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
See, the fact that asexuals exist attests to the fact that sexual orientation isn't a choice. Why wouldn't you want to be rid of such concerns?

Father Giryus would know better, but it doesn't seem to me that "sexual orientation" is a term that jives with Orthodox anthropology.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #136 on: January 10, 2013, 12:35:18 AM »
Don't worry, you are young and you don't have a family to feed in the face of rising food prices.  Pork prices will be going through the roof this year.  I'm trying to save the family some money by putting up as much stuff as possible while we still can afford it.  Let's just pray for more rain this year.

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when you are young, the idea of cooking is 'girly,' but when you get older and make 40 kilos of kielbasa... suddenly you are the ikon of masculinity!

Made 15 kilos before the Nativity. Not even close to 40.

All that's needed is sauerkraut and paprika and sour cream, and maybe some spaetzle, fried with onions and bacon.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #137 on: January 10, 2013, 12:50:17 AM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
See, the fact that asexuals exist attests to the fact that sexual orientation isn't a choice. Why wouldn't you want to be rid of such concerns?

Father Giryus would know better, but it doesn't seem to me that "sexual orientation" is a term that jives with Orthodox anthropology.

That's true. Chattel slavere though used to jive til around mid-nineteen century. I'm sure most wouldn't think it jives well today unless they wanna look like total idiots

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #138 on: January 10, 2013, 12:54:44 AM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
See, the fact that asexuals exist attests to the fact that sexual orientation isn't a choice. Why wouldn't you want to be rid of such concerns?

Father Giryus would know better, but it doesn't seem to me that "sexual orientation" is a term that jives with Orthodox anthropology.

That's true. Chattel slavere though used to jive til around mid-nineteen century. I'm sure most wouldn't think it jives well today unless they wanna look like total idiots

Oh, never mind.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2013, 05:06:49 AM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



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What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #140 on: January 10, 2013, 08:54:08 AM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



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What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2013, 08:59:49 AM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #142 on: January 10, 2013, 11:26:18 AM »
It might be funnier if you try to imagine Moe saying it to Curley.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #143 on: January 10, 2013, 11:30:16 AM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
Others have quoted what you wrote here. I still keep leaving out the "n"  :D.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #144 on: January 10, 2013, 11:43:22 AM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
See, the fact that asexuals exist attests to the fact that sexual orientation isn't a choice. Why wouldn't you want to be rid of such concerns?

Father Giryus would know better, but it doesn't seem to me that "sexual orientation" is a term that jives with Orthodox anthropology.

That's true. Chattel slavere though used to jive til around mid-nineteen century. I'm sure most wouldn't think it jives well today unless they wanna look like total idiots

JiBe.  not jiVe.  JiBe.  Not being a grammar Nazi (I gave up my membership card to that party a while ago), but this one still bugs the heck out of me.  B no V.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #145 on: January 10, 2013, 11:43:55 AM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #146 on: January 10, 2013, 12:03:57 PM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
See, the fact that asexuals exist attests to the fact that sexual orientation isn't a choice. Why wouldn't you want to be rid of such concerns?

Father Giryus would know better, but it doesn't seem to me that "sexual orientation" is a term that jives with Orthodox anthropology.

That's true. Chattel slavere though used to jive til around mid-nineteen century. I'm sure most wouldn't think it jives well today unless they wanna look like total idiots

 B no V.
Aren't they the same in Greek? :)
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #147 on: January 10, 2013, 02:35:52 PM »
No, but I wish that God would have made me asexual and aromantic--that way I wouldn't have the burden of resisting lust, porn and fornication.
See, the fact that asexuals exist attests to the fact that sexual orientation isn't a choice. Why wouldn't you want to be rid of such concerns?

Father Giryus would know better, but it doesn't seem to me that "sexual orientation" is a term that jives with Orthodox anthropology.

That's true. Chattel slavere though used to jive til around mid-nineteen century. I'm sure most wouldn't think it jives well today unless they wanna look like total idiots

JiBe.  not jiVe.  JiBe.  Not being a grammar Nazi (I gave up my membership card to that party a while ago), but this one still bugs the heck out of me.  B no V.

This is no gibe on your part, especially for folks who are ESL, especially when they are as fluent and clever in English as our dear augustin is. You've just given him more ammo to be acerbically witty.

For that, we all should thank you.

(The confusion of jive, jibe, and gibe bothers me as well.)
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #148 on: January 10, 2013, 04:50:00 PM »
It ain't cool bein no jive turkey on oc.net.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #149 on: January 10, 2013, 04:58:44 PM »
Blame the British for "ain't" (and "an't"):

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2013, 05:06:55 PM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."

^This.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #151 on: January 10, 2013, 10:10:14 PM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."

^This.
This means its only no longer funny to you.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #152 on: January 11, 2013, 06:59:18 AM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."

^This.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #153 on: January 11, 2013, 07:03:06 AM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam
What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
It isn't necessarily a joke. I once had a pair of students (twin boys) whose biological father was undergoing a sex change. It wasn't long before I met his?her? new partner: another woman. My colleagues and I were left shaking our heads.


Oh absolutely.  But I seriously doubted that Punch and Gebre were coming out as transexuals, on the forum (though guys, or ladies if you prefer, I will offer you my full support if you do).

Gosh, thanks for that. I hope you will offer us just as much support if we remain heterosexual.  :)



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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #154 on: January 11, 2013, 02:34:02 PM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."

^This.

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Selam

Now this was actually funny.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #155 on: January 11, 2013, 02:50:27 PM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam
What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
It isn't necessarily a joke. I once had a pair of students (twin boys) whose biological father was undergoing a sex change. It wasn't long before I met his?her? new partner: another woman. My colleagues and I were left shaking our heads.


Oh absolutely.  But I seriously doubted that Punch and Gebre were coming out as transexuals, on the forum (though guys, or ladies if you prefer, I will offer you my full support if you do).

Gosh, thanks for that. I hope you will offer us just as much support if we remain heterosexual.  :)



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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #156 on: January 11, 2013, 02:58:58 PM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."

^This.

"Take my wives, but please don't take all of them." - Warren Jeffs -



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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #157 on: January 11, 2013, 07:42:16 PM »
I am queer as a three dollar bill.  I have spent 51 years in the hell of being a lesbian in a man's body.  My Priest is OK with it, so that is at least a plus.


I suffer from the same affliction. My priest has treated me with unconditional Christian love. However, I have been ostracized and condemned by the LGBT community.



Selam

What is it that makes people think this joke is funny?  It's tired and worn-out and wasn't very funny to begin with.
I would explain, but I don't think you would understand.
Try me.

Would you mind by starting with an explaintion of why it isn't funny.

Because it's as old and tired as, "Take my wife...please."

^This.

"Take my wives, but please don't take all of them." - Warren Jeffs -



Selam

My private law firm library gets his missives every few weeks, including a recent hardbound book that compiled a year's worth of directives from God through Jeffs.

My Jewish lesbian co-worker collects them.

ROFL!
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #158 on: January 11, 2013, 07:47:12 PM »
"I wish that God didn't give me hands or a mouth cuz then I wouldn't have to worry about eating this damn tree in the garden"  :P

Struggling again the sexual appetite is infinately hard for me, I would copulate with just about anything if not for the Grace of God

 Just saw this, well said ashman.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #159 on: January 11, 2013, 08:05:46 PM »
"I wish that God didn't give me hands or a mouth cuz then I wouldn't have to worry about eating this damn tree in the garden"  :P

Struggling again the sexual appetite is infinately hard for me, I would copulate with just about anything if not for the Grace of God

 Just saw this, well said ashman.
I for one tend to be more selective when it comes to copulating.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #160 on: January 11, 2013, 08:13:42 PM »
"I wish that God didn't give me hands or a mouth cuz then I wouldn't have to worry about eating this damn tree in the garden"  :P

Struggling again the sexual appetite is infinately hard for me, I would copulate with just about anything if not for the Grace of God

 Just saw this, well said ashman.
I for one tend to be more selective when it comes to copulating.

what can I say Augustin, :) I would terrify the Devil himself with what I can think up, yet remain selective as well by the Grace of God.He keeps protecting me from myself.
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #161 on: January 11, 2013, 08:21:43 PM »
Scaring the devil can't be that bad. Almost sounds like a good deed.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #162 on: January 11, 2013, 08:34:06 PM »
Scaring the devil can't be that bad. Almost sounds like a good deed.

hehehe Not when he becomes so sacred that he starts crossing himself when he sees me.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #163 on: January 11, 2013, 08:40:12 PM »
it's better if two scare the devil instead of one.

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #164 on: January 11, 2013, 08:43:38 PM »
it's better if two scare the devil instead of one.

well when you put it like that.. heck I can drink to that! hehehe
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #165 on: January 12, 2013, 12:52:39 PM »
Scaring the devil can't be that bad. Almost sounds like a good deed.

hehehe Not when he becomes so sacred that he starts crossing himself when he sees me.


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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #166 on: January 12, 2013, 02:07:38 PM »
Scaring the devil can't be that bad. Almost sounds like a good deed.

hehehe Not when he becomes so sacred that he starts crossing himself when he sees me.


come to my house for a week. So he can be gone at least for a week.

hehehe, darkness does not chase darkness away..

on a somber note.. to address the other part of your statement.I think our serious battle is with ourselves those who have a certain mastery over themselves have by the Grace of God passed many of the traps of the adversary. They say fools rush in where angels fear to tread and I have been such a fool enough times to know of the sort of potential that lays dormant in us awaiting opportune moment. Hear what lady of the woods says here , think about what she meant..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX3px_Ivs44
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #167 on: January 12, 2013, 02:27:38 PM »
If you can get the devil to cross himself that's surely the first step towards that universal reconciliation creation longs for.

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« Reply #168 on: January 12, 2013, 02:48:08 PM »
If you can get the devil to cross himself that's surely the first step towards that universal reconciliation creation longs for.
LOL! yeah I would have indulged in the scary stuff i can think of out of such altruistic agenda lol  but sadly the agenda itself would not be universal you see, one would be left out of that reconciliation i e. me lol how is that for the perfect plan? so I decided to give it up as a plan, oh well...lol
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« Reply #169 on: January 12, 2013, 07:04:07 PM »
If you can get the devil to cross himself that's surely the first step towards that universal reconciliation creation longs for.

do you think he will repent anytime soon?
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« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2013, 07:06:38 PM »
If you can get the devil to cross himself that's surely the first step towards that universal reconciliation creation longs for.

do you think he will repent anytime soon?
it's worth trying at least

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« Reply #171 on: January 15, 2013, 09:27:57 AM »

My private law firm library gets his missives every few weeks, including a recent hardbound book that compiled a year's worth of directives from God through Jeffs.


Far out.
Is it just your firm or do you know if they're sent to some/many others? The messages are sent in hard copy as opposed to email?  Do you have any idea of why they're sent to you? As far as I know the FLSD doesn't have any groups/outliers on the east coast, so it's rather curious.

Did you look at any of the "directives"? 

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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #172 on: January 29, 2013, 12:35:50 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?
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« Reply #173 on: January 29, 2013, 12:37:28 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?
I don't see one.  It's telling everyone around you who you're attracted to, but if you're not going to see anyone, it doesn't really mean a hill of beans to anyone.

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« Reply #174 on: January 29, 2013, 12:51:29 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?

Some report that disclosing their sexual orientation, even if they are living chastely as the Church understands it, delivers them from a spiritual darkness that previously plagued them while they suffered this enormous cross in secret.  If that is the case, and really we have no reason to disbelieve such testimony, then what is the problem? 
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #175 on: January 29, 2013, 01:08:01 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?

Have you ever tried keeping a substantial secret about yourself from everyone?
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Re: are you gay?
« Reply #176 on: January 29, 2013, 01:16:31 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?
People shouldn't have to come to terms with such things alone, for one.
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« Reply #177 on: January 29, 2013, 01:17:55 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?
People shouldn't have to come to terms with such things alone, for one.
That's true.  Just dealing with the attraction, and feeling alienated because your feelings aren't accepted is terrible.  I threw up when I had "the talk" with my therapist.

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« Reply #178 on: January 29, 2013, 01:21:53 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?

Have you ever tried keeping a substantial secret about yourself from everyone?

I have. More than once. Nothing immoral or criminal, mind you. I've also kept secrets about others countless times.
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« Reply #179 on: January 29, 2013, 01:45:16 AM »
Is there even a point for someone who believes that homosexuality is sinful to act upon to come out?

Have you ever tried keeping a substantial secret about yourself from everyone?

Everyone does. In fact that which is most important about ourselves is incapable of even being disclosed to ourselves much less to another.

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