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Obama Goes Too Far On Gay Marriage, losing Black and Independent Voters!

May 16, 2012

Barak Obama has finally pushed Black Americans to make a choice about him, based on his record. His recent evolution in support of Gay Marriage, while telling Blacks to “stop whining” was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  My Democratic friends both Black and White openly acknowledge their disappointment in Mr. Obama’s performance as CIC thus far, and are not supporting him in November.  His arrogance and self-importance has become a topic of conversation among even my most liberal friends.


I received calls over the last few days from disgruntled Blacks that are verbally and factually more Charles Butler than me, in their disapproval of Mr. Obama.  I hear in Black churches across the land Black ministers that still support Mr. Obama are losing credibility with their congregations.  Interestingly enough I declared on election night of November of 2008, “Besides being a historical event, the election of Barak Obama would increase Americans interest and participation in the political process and governance of the country, and that will not bode well for Mr. Obama.”


Black Americans have overlooked President Obama’s neglect of any meaningful dialogue, legislation or action on their behave at any time in his political, professional or person life.  He has eluded anything remotely connected to Black Americans.  This includes the overt exclusion of a Black American from a formal cabinet post, (Eric Holder is clear that he is a Barbadian, not African American), which has not happened in decades.  Since election day I have compared Mr. Obama to Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter and in the last week the parallels could not have become clearer with the Putin/G8 debacle, refusing to address the Russia’s preemptive strike threat on the U.S and NATO, and Gay Marriage support.


Mr. Obama’s support of Gay Marriage is tantamount to and or exceeds President Carter’s gaff of “I asked Amy what was the most important issue … and she said nuclear weaponry” moment.  Mr. Obama claims that Sasha and Malia influenced his view on same-sex activity.  I think as an adult and loving parent their views should have been alarming to him, instead of revisionary.  He should have used it as a teaching moment to say: homosexuality is forbidden in the eyes of God through the written word, and he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and created the Great Flood to do a RESET.


I heard from friends that at their (Black) church services the pastors were declaring last Sunday that it was Obama’s white liberal mother’s side of him that influenced his to support of Gay Marriage.  I have shared more than a few laughs about that the last few days. Too funny!  Totally not P.C. but I am just repeating a reoccurring incident that’s out there among friends.


Remember, when polled most White Americans thought of him as half-white in their reason to vote for him.  Black Americans like Africans are not tolerant of homosexuality from a moral perspective as reflected in the Prop 8 vote in California last year.  It’s connected to a strong social conservative perspective and belief in the Bible.


However, the Black church has long been a haven for Black homosexuals in the choir and for their generous contributions to the collection plate.  The Black clergy has long had a dichotomy with the gay issue in its ranks and congregations.  Booker T. Washington often criticized the Black clergy for the proclivity to sexual indiscretions and promiscuity.   In the Black American community openly gay ministers were/are popular and well-financed.  I can remember people speaking of Prophet Jones and Sweet Daddy Grace in the 50’s and 60’s.  My family strongly disapproved of both men and thought they made a mockery of religion and the race with their feminine behavior.


The Obama’s have been given a pass by the Black clergy and Black media for their overt transgressions over the years against Black Americans and their interests.   The Obama’s have taken healthcare away from the poor at University of Chicago Hospital, cut funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the first year in office refused to do commencement speeches at HBCUs, ignored Black contracting projects, supported the racist employment system of big unions, and the list goes on.  The media appointed Black Leaders would have yelled racist and racism at the top of their Democratized voices, if a Republican President had blatantly ignored Black issues, and the urban agenda.


Obama has disrespected Black America with disregard “in your face” style similar to Woodrow Wilson.  His speech last year to the Congressional Black Caucus was one of the most racist, and embarrassing I have ever heard directed at Black Americans.  In the spiritual style of a Black preacher Mr. Obama told Black folks to “Stop complaining, stop whining, and take off your bedroom slippers…” In other words Aunt Jemima take off that head rag, house coat and house shoes and make some noise for me.  He has never spoken to any other group that way?  The members of the CBC were upset and angry and publicly criticized President Obama for his remarks.  The audacity of this weak, feminine, girlie man-acting dude was an affront of the highest nature. 


My observation is that the Black vote is irrelevant in 2012, as it was 2010.   Mr. Obama’s campaign and others are not concerned about whether they have Blacks vote for the ticket or not.  They are seeking the Latino vote.  Dave Plouffe seemed almost giddy in his book about the campaign and the fact that they didn’t need to spend any serious money to get the Black vote.  The irony of the strategy is that Barack agreed with the decision not to spend advertising dollars with Black media across the country.


We cannot allow politicians or Hollywood to define our morals and values.  Regardless, of the version of the Bible or the translation it is still the same, homosexual activity is unacceptable and unnatural behavior in God’s eyes.  Those of us that believe in the scriptures as written and interpreted over the years, have the right to practice our religious beliefs.


It is time to elect a President who believes that marriage is between a man and woman.  It is time to elect a President who teaches his children morals and values and not the other way around.  It is time to have for someone to represent the American people and the world.  It is time for America to embrace opportunity and justice for all.


The Obamas’ declare an interest in obesity in school children when they know that in 2009 in the Chicago Public School system almost 400 were wounded and 144 killed by gunfire in 2009.  How can children run and play in these warzone-like neighborhoods.  Barack Obama goes to war in Libya, but will not declare a stop to Black school children being killed in the streets of Chicago, a few blocks from his Kenwood home, (not to mention other urban centers) something is missing.


The majority of Black Americans are social and fiscal conservatives by the classic political definitions.  Mr. Obama is a classic liberal, converted Christian (from Islam), and an admitted non-African American by life experience.  If Blacks give him a pass on the Gay issue they deserve the continued exclusion from the national discourse that emanates from the White House.


After all, how can anyone take a group of people serious that continues to vote for a party label instead of their own self-interests and candidates records?  I am sure the great Black leaders of the past like Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Charles Houston, Thurgood Marshall are turning over in their graves from the embarrassment of Black Americans continued lack of intellect, and sophistication when it comes to exercising of their “right to vote”.






Obama Out of Touch at MLK Monument

October 19, 2011

President Obama at the MLK Monument

Blog by Charles Butler, Oct. 19, 2011


Commitment quotes: by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

            Commitment to Non-violence and Christianity click here


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a man whose whole life revolved around commitment spoke these words above over the years.  Dr. King was raised by an intellectually progressive (not Liberal), who was a Republican and a strong Black man, his namesake Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. He was taught the importance of commitment to your family, God, and country as part of his belief system from a very early age. We must remember, that Dr. King always stressed that he was a proud American, and proud of America which in his own words had many shortcomings. He wanted America abide by the principles the country was founded on and to make it a better place for all Americans and his message grow to encompass all of mankind.


As I watched the introduction of Pres. Obama and listened to his initial comments at the MLK monument, it struck me as odd that Pres. Obama, who throughout his life has been the epitome of the word noncommittal, would be the keynote speaker for a man dedicated to commitment.  I want to add that President George W. Bush oversaw securing a place on the Mall for the MLK monument and the creation of the Smithsonian African American Museum.  Sen. Obama didn’t want to participate in the effort.


Dr. King often stated, “I was not moved after reading the “works of Marx and the whole Communist emphasis, and from the very beginning I was never moved by its suggestions as to how to remove the problems we confront in society.” Dr. King quoted verbatim; I did not paraphrase his words.  Check it out on YouTube.


Okay, where am I going with this you might ask?


Let’s briefly look at the NONCOMMITAL Mr. Obama:

  1. Mr. Obama admitted that he was confused about whether he was Black or White as a young man, which drove him to write his first book.
  2. He experimented with drugs to try to find himself and define his identity.
  3. He converted from Islam and being a Muslim to Christianity.
  4. Since becoming President, will not choose a church to attend in Washington, D.C. for fear of appearing Black, if he attends a Black church (where he and his family are most comfortable), or too white by joining a white congregation, like other presidents.
  5. He cannot commit overt support of Israel, as to not to offend the Arab World.
  6. Rejects his Christian teaching of morals and values in the face of campaign donations from the Gay community.
  7. Rejected his long-time donors and supporters in Chicago in exchange for big money donors in Hollywood and Wall Street.
  8. He was the first presidential candidate to opt-out of public funding after criticizing private donations for candidates and committing not to take them.
  9. Accepted Dan Poulffe’s strategy spend less than $350K of $310M advertising dollars with Black media during the 2008 campaign, and were proud of it.
  10. Speaks condescendingly to Black American audiences (CBC event Sept. 2011) and openly fawns over Latino, Gay, Arab, Socialist leaders from every sector.
  11. Arrogantly took $85M out of the budget from HBCUs before Black leaders called him on the carpet.


Now mind you these are not things that I have made up, or are my interpretation. These are just some facts that I assembled based on the knowledge of Pres. Obama, and there are too many to include in this small space.


My point is that if there ever were a person who could be more the antithesis of Dr. King, it would have to be Pres. Barack Obama. The comparison of the Occupiers of Wall Street, to Dr. King’s message and effort was truly a disgrace to his legacy.


“At this moment, when our politics appear so sharply polarized, and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished, we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings,” Obama said. “He calls on us to stand in the other person’s shoes, to see through their eyes, to understand their pain.”
Well, I can only say that Mr. Obama needs to stand in the shoes of other presidents before him and stop his beckoning from his “bully pulpit” for class warfare, and rebellious behavior from the Occupiers of Wall Street protesters. He would be best advised to stand in the shoes of prominent Black Americans whom he continues to denigrate, condescend too, and embarrass with his Black jive talk and lack of action on urban and economic issues that disproportionately effect their constituents.


Mr. Obama does not have to declare his racial identity, that is obvious, but he should claim his Christian moral compass and stop trying to social engineer, you usurp the legislative process, and impose the fundamental changes on America to meet his own naïve, shallow objectives and his goal of being remembered in history like FDR.  That’s why I call him BHO for Obamacare, Stimulus Bill, 32-Czars, and the list goes on.


I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, Mr. Obama is a one-term president because his policies are more like Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter, and he’s not listening to the majority of the American people. He would do well to read Rudyard Kipling’s poem “IF”, because this is a president who has truly lost the common touch.








Blog 10 03 2011, Think About It This Way with Charles Butler

October 3, 2011



This weekend I was invited to participate on a panel at Midwest TEACON that focused on the economy and its future.  It was upbeat about America and its potential and informative for the audience and the panel members.  We had a great time exploring the different strategies and investment opportunities.  Mr. John Ransom of Townhall finance, was the moderator, and Jack Bouroudjian, The Jack B. radio show, Ty Abross, of Traderview and me representing Aricent, LLC. This is the link to TEACON event this past Saturday.  The video to post later.


The MW-TEACON event was a group of about 1200 very nice people that are committed to traditional American morals and values, as I must admit, I am too.  Let me succinctly summarize my believes in America and our way of life, it is to have an equal opportunity to per our laws of the business and economic system to pursue life, liberty and happiness to the level we define for ourselves and family.  The issues of civil rights and human rights, economic participation in the U.S. have definitive perimeters and changing them for the interest of a few without a thorough basis for change will have serious consequences to an orderly society.  One only has to look at the decline of society in Denmark, Finland, and Norway to see the end result of an open and liberal society.  Multiculturalism doesn’t work, and people that don’t want to assimilate to the American way of life should leave ASAP. That is a topic for another blog.


Herman Cain showed up and told the crowd to stay Informed, Involved, Inspired by the Republican candidates because we needed to defeat President Obama and turn this country around to the right track.  Visit my channel on YOUTUBE to see more of his speech.


America is at moral, economic, and social crossroads.   Many in our country want the government to control their lives in hope of providing better jobs, better pay, and welfare (equal to a middle class lifestyle if unemployed), and formulate their ideas.  While others of us demand freedom from whims of the four to eight year rotating chair we call The PresidencyMr. Obama said during his campaign his election would mean the people want to fundamentally transform United States of America.   That is not the president’s job, his constitutional responsibility is to enforce the law of the land, which Mr. Obama has a problem doing because he believes the constitution is outdated as it relates to the modern world.

Peggy Noonan wrote in Wall Street Journal that Mr. Obama told Ron Susskind in an interview for his recent book “Confidence Men” that: “What’s the particular requirement of the president that no one else can do?” He answers: “What the president can do, that nobody else can do, is tell a story to the American people” about where we are as a nation and should be.

As I read the book this weekend I could’ve felt compassion for Mr. Obama and his plight as president, but the one theme of lack of decision-making permeates the book.  “There is discussion about the paralysis and constant relitigation between the president and Mr. Summers. Pg. 459” Mr. Obama said “we didn’t have a clean story that we to tell against which we would measure various actions. Pg. 460”

The problem with Mr. Obama and the Administration of government bureaucrats is that only 5% of them ever worked in the private sector.  They


My opinion is that the majority of Americans are not interested new definitions for marriage, discrimination, social justice, and other important issues that have been co-opted by President Obama’s agenda of transformation.  Mr. Obama appointed people like Van Jones to key positions in the federal government.  If Mr. Jones had not been outed by Glenn Beck he would still be a major domestic policy force in the Obama administration, however there are others to carry the banner, we only have to look to the 32 Czars and federal agencies usurping Congress’s authority.  The administration’s tactics are so brazen that numerous threats of lawsuits have arisen in the last year against the EPA, FCC, and other Czar controlled committees


Why is that significant, I think Mr. Jones’s statements and actions speak for themselves, he wants to overthrow America from within?  He and others in the Obama administration are using young impressionable (dude, Obama is such a cool name to have as president!) students that have not become critical thinkers, even though many are college graduates, to create chaos, discontent and mayhem.  The Wall Street Protestors are a perfect example of citizens attacking capitalism from within the country, under the notion of class warfare.  It will not be a fire starter, like amnesty for illegals.


I have discussed for years that President Obama’s attack on people making $250,000 or more as class-warfare and dangerous.  Mr. Obama’s rhetoric rich-poor, and vision of social democracy is irresponsible.  He takes credit for fanning the ambers of the Arab Spring, and the uprising of poor people to overthrow their governments and to rewrite laws that govern their nations in the Middle East and it’s U.S. allies.  If we take a moment and listen to his message to Americans, not my opinion but his own words Obama and Class Warfare Myth, and Fable, even Democrats do not support his new Jobs Bill, more blame on everyone, but him.


Note to the President:

Mr. Obama you can’t blame Mr. Bush for today’s high +9% unemployment numbers, or the $900B give away that didn’t work.  You can credit Mr. Bush for his aggressive war plans in Iraq and Afghanistan, the CIA Intel that resulted in the killing of Bin Laden and others with his drone deployment strategy, that by the way, you opposed while in the senate and on the campaign trail.  Remember the transparency claims if you were elected? If not let’s take a quick 2-minute review.


Mr. President, sooner or later it comes down to one person and his is the man in the mirror.



TAITW with Charles Butler Oct 1, 2010

October 3, 2011

We had Mr. Cully Stimson with us discussing the Troy Davis case.  Mr. Davis was a cold blooded killer and career criminal.  I want to set the record straight for everyone with the facts.

Cully’s blog on the topic is at

Here is the podcast of the show:

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Think About It This Way with Charles Butler Sept. 17, 2011

September 24, 2011

Podcast of show available below

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Matt Mayer of the Heritage Foundation was a guest for TAITW and we covered Homeland Security topics in the news.  It is the same old stuff and we are no safer today than before 9/11 and whole lot poorer.

I covered the Open the Book website launched earlier in the week by For The Good of Illinois.

Panic by James Carville to President Obama

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler September 10, 2011

September 13, 2011

We didn’t have a show Saturday because of WIND’s contract with the University of Illinois football program.  These things happen from time to time but, you can catch me on

We will work around the U of I football game schedule and continue the dialogue and discussion of a different way of viewing the political and social scene here at home and aboard.

Best regards,  Charles Butler


Think About It This Way with Charles Butler September 3, 2011

September 12, 2011

We had a great show with Congressman Joe Walsh discussing his decision not to be a part of President Obama’s campaign speech to the Joint session of Congress on September 8th.  Mr Michael Miller joined the discussion to bring a small businessman’s perspective to segment.  It was an outstanding segment for the listening audience.

IL Representative LaShawn Ford and Dr. Jim Economos discuss the Concealed Carry Weapon Law for Illinois.  We had a very engaging and illuminating discussion about the upcoming vote on the gun bill.  We need to eliminate and eradicate criminals from our neighborhoods.

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Think About It This Way with Charles Butler August 27, 2011

August 29, 2011

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler podcast August 27, 2011

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President Obama is a one term president because of his administration and policies.  His Obamacare, support of the Gay Rights Agenda, Illegal Immigration and none defense of the Marriage Act have been a few of the deal breakers for his core constituencies.

We used the president own words about a transparent government, no more secrecy, posting of bills online for 5 days before he signed, ending the hiring of lobbyists into the government, meetings between lobbyists and administration online, no pork barrel projects or corporate welfare.  He reneged on all of these promises without explanation.

He came on T.V. and scared the American people by claiming no Social Security, military, medicare checks would come of the debt ceiling were not lifted, a total fabrication of the facts.

Cong. Joe “You Lie” Wilson was vindicated last week when the Obama administration issued medical and healthcare grants to illegals.

Gen. Bolden was ordered by Obama to bring the Muslims into the space program as his top priority while ending our manned missions.

The prez kicked of his campaign in a border town praising illegals attempts to come to our country and said he would do all he could to help make them citizens and jump over the gators in the moat.

Cong. Waters said the Tea Party could go to hell and that is her district South Central Los Angeles I have been there many times over the years.

Open Letter to Ben Jealous, President of NAACP

August 7, 2011

To:    Mr. Benjamin Jealous, President NAACP

Mr. Hilary Shelton, NAACP National Spokesman

Ms. Chris Fleming, V.P. Communication


Dear Mr. Jealous:

I completed an interview this morning on the Craig Henne Show, where I tried to explain the need for Voter ID at the polls.  During my preparation I read your speech to the NAACP conference in Los Angeles last week and it became apparent to me what is wrong in Black America today.  I will sum it up succinctly lack of accountability, personal responsibility, moral character, and a sense of right and wrong.  I will only focus in the Voter ID laws in your speech.

Mr. Jealous, given your position as the President of the old civil rights organization in America, you need to check your facts on voter identification, registration, and ex-felon disenfranchisement.  During your speech to the national conference you made some very serious claims of racism and Jim Crowism that cannot be substantiated by the facts of the situation. It seems to me that it is common sense and logical to require Voter ID at the polls.  I have carried my identification to the polls every election for the last 40 years. Voter ID is NO — Jim Crow short version of a 2500-word document.

Your alarmist and inflammatory rhetoric is shameful and without merit on Voter ID. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, the Congressional Black Caucus, and you are totally out of synch with Black Americans on Voter ID, School Vouchers, and amnesty for Illegal Immigrants. Most Americans regardless of ethnicity want an opportunity for all Americans to prosper in our great country.  Dr. King would side with me in this debate about Voter ID and fraud because it is fair, legal and without question democratic.  If some people don’t want to vote, it is their right too!  It is harder not to possess a state issued government identification, than to possess one, FACT!

You failed to mention that last April, Lessadolla Sowers, a member of the NAACP Executive Committee in Tunica County MS was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots to run concurrently. She was previously convicted and jailed for passing bad checks.  Nationally, the NAACP involvement in voter fraud cases is growing, and while not to the levels of ACORN, any impropriety it is a blemish on the impeccable reputation of such a great civil right institution.

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I challenge you to appear on my show Think About It This Way with Charles Butler on AM560 WIND this Saturday, Aug 6th at 6pm and discuss Voter ID. It promises to be spirited, educational, and enlightening for your members and our audience.

The Ex-Felon Disenfranchisement mystic shows the Black leadership/elites continued romanticism and glorification of the criminal element in our community.  The Black intelligentsia treats these violent criminals as oppressed victims of Democracy, when their victims over 99% of time are a law-abiding black person. The focus on ex-felons is a backwards and non-productive effort by black politicians, social workers, and the clergy.  Instead of focusing on the better people in the race, you reach out for the corrupted and dysfunctional of the race.  Totally unbelievable.

In summary, your speech at the conference shows the digression from the forward thinking, democracy oriented leadership that has been the tradition of the NAACP, integration into American society as equal citizens.  Now the NAACP has sided with illegal immigration forces in a misguided allegiance much like the Black-Jewish allegiance of the post-Niagara Movement, that created the NAACP and a divergence from economic development and empowerment and self-help to vulnerable dependence on integration into the American society, workforce and business; that did not come until 1969 under President Nixon, Sec. George Shultz, and Dr. Arthur Fletcher launched the Philadelphia Plan, the forerunner of Affirmative Action.

I can be reached at 312-545-9565, and I will hold the hour open until Thursday 4:00pm CDT.

Best regards, Charles Butler

Charles Butler, Managing Partner, ARICENT, 28 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 10B836, Chicago, IL 60604, 312-612-1009

The Debt Ceiling Voting Fiasco

August 2, 2011

We watched the circus in Washington DC over the last two weeks conclude in the House passing a bill to increase the debt ceiling by a margin of 269 to 167. We are waiting for the Senate vote this afternoon. The bills on the table failed to address two key components entitlement reform and tax reform. Reducing the debt by $1 trillion over ten year, is like taking two buckets of water out of an Olympic size swimming pool every day, and say would try again to get in ten years.

The circus around the voting on the debt ceiling, pushed jobs and the wars to the back pages of the new cycles. Last week, Democratic supporter and businessman Mr. Steve Wynn Las Vegas said that he and other CEOs are holding onto their money and not making any moves that would positively affect the economy giving the nature of the socialist policies of President Obama. He had the courage to say publicly what others CEO’s are saying in private.

Pres. Obama appeared on prime time television last week and purposely mislead the American people about the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. We have heard Congressman raise the same alarm and supported the President’s premise that Social Security checks to the elderly would not be paid, Medicaid and Medicare payments would stop, monies to students would not be distributed, infrastructure projects would not receive funds.

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth, if the Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling what will happen is the credit rating agencies Moody’s, A.M. Best, and the like, will lower our AAA rating, which means we will pay a higher interest rates. The analogy is a person with a lower credit rating pays higher finance charges to borrow money for a mortgage, for a car payment, to finance credit cards.

The Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the House and Senate budget committees, and they all state that we have the money to continue pay our bills.

Congressman Joe Walsh, from Illinois is the only Congressman that challenged the president’s claim publicly. The exchange Congressman Walsh had with Rev. Al Sharpton on MS NBC, where he said, “the president has no shame” was far more enlightening than the exchange with Chris Matthews. So please take a moment to review the video clip with Rev. Al Sharpton.

Many of those private jets owners donated to Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign and keep the economy growing. It is a form of business transportation not a toy or prop luxurious prop. Who in the Obama Administration would understand business and commerce?

The real argument is that Congress, needs to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as Obamacare and make immediate amendments to the tax code for lower corporations taxes, allow them to bring overseas profits back into America without being taxed. Then reform entitlements and pay back the funds borrowed from the Social Security Trust Fund.

There are a number of issues that are impacting the spending budget, the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars, the impact of 15 to 30,000,000 illegal immigrants, foreign aid spending, and last but not least defense spending programs that we could defer and pork barrel projects for all congressional districts.

Pres. Obama and the Congress have unnecessarily scared the elderly, students, pensioners, and the average citizen that doesn’t understand how the debt-ceiling vote affects their lives. We need to educate, and have citizens hold their respective representatives accountable for supporting the deception.

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