In a nutshell, patriotism simply means loyalty to your country as a whole, not your president as an individual. The president of your country deserve your support ONLY to an extent to which he is doing only the things that are in the best interest of your country. The moment he starts working against the interest of your country, you owe it to yourself, your country and your fellow citizens as both moral and legal duty to withdraw every form of support for such a president and start treating him as the number one enemy of your country because that is exactly what he has become.

Placing the interest of your president over and above that of your country is anything but patriotism. Your country is bigger than your President who is nothing but your employee elected to serve you for a fixed period of time after which he will vacate the office. Supporting your president and urging him on even when it is beyond argument that he is progressing in error IS NOT patriotism. It is nothing short of mindless sycophancy.

Choosing your president over your country and supporting him in RUINING your country is tantamount to treason. It becomes worse when your much touted love for this president was borne out of illicit gains your association with him is gifting you with. It’s even worst when you, a private citizen, collect monthly pay from the government or its representatives through the backdoor just so you would churn out satanic lies and demonic propaganda in support of the government, thereby riding roughshod over the pains, wars and woes of your fellow citizens inflicted upon them by the same government.

No sane citizen of a free nation should ever confuse blind loyalty to his president or any other government official, elected or appointed, as patriotism. Blind loyalty is no loyalty. It is as criminally deceitful as the peace of the grave yard which is no peace at all.

If a conflict arises between the personal interest of your president and that of your country, there can be no argument that every citizen with even the tiniest strand of grey matter upstair should consider the interest of his country paramount and even sacrifice the President if need be, in order to save his country. This, right here, is the right and sensible thing to do because while you can easily replace your President, you cannot replace your country.

A man who spend most of his time looking for errors in the way and manner his government pilots the affairs of his country IS NOT an enemy of his country. He is the most patriotic of them all, his intention notwithstanding, because in a government presided over by men whose brains were not located in their poo-poo hole, the fault-finding mission of such a man will almost always keep the government on its toes, thereby bringing out the very best in them to the benefit of the entire country.

When a man spend most of his time supporting EVERY action of his government and doing hashtag of supporting president every now and then including when this president of his is clearly hurting the entire country, such a man is a certified enemy of his country and the people there-in. He is no patriot. Matter of fact, mentioning the term “Patriot” and the name of this blind supporter of the president in the same sentence amounts to subjecting patriotism to mockery.

As a citizen, you don’t need to stand with your president or any of your elected representatives. The only time it is okay to stand, sit, jump, run, crawl, walk or even fly with your President, Member of Parliaments or any other representatives is when they are contesting election because then, they are candidates soliciting for votes from you. But the moment they get elected to serve you, they stop being your candidate and start being your employees who should be closely monitored and held to their campaign promises.

Your government is the people you employ to use the instrumentalities of state and your resources (not theirs) to protect your lives and properties and provide basic services for you. Your president is as much your employee as your personal driver, cooker, gardener etc.

By casting your vote for your president, you have already gifted him with enormous power to make or mar your collective destiny as a people. He has the entire armed forces at his beck and call. He is comfortable beyond words. The notion that an employee who has been so empowered still need you, his employer who live a life very distanced from the comfort he enjoys, to stand with him before he could do the same job for which he is receiving outrageous salaries and allowances, is a very silly notion. Idiotic, even! You certainly don’t need a certain Abdul to break this down for you, do you?

No president, no matter how powerful, should be considered greater or more important than a whole country.

Nothing kills a government faster than surrounding itself with a very large horde of unthinking political idiots and ‘arseholeric’ leeches far drunk in the highly poisonous wine of bottom-less sycophancy laced with blind partisanship.

There is no task more tedious than rescuing a country where the number of sycophants far outweighs the number of patriots.

Regardless of your political affiliation, as long as you are a Tanzanian or you have any stake in this country, you owe it to both men and God to rise up and contribute your quota towards rescuing this country from the firm grip of these dark hearted men who have hijacked it and are currently playing Russian Roulette with the destiny of nearly 50 million of us using the name of JPM who it has been proven beyond doubt, he his performing in errors.

To Restructure or break up, you must retrieve your country from conscienceless usurpers first, even if that country of yours has always been a fraud.

‘Winter’ is almost upon us. If we keep cowering in fear of these unlucky political leaders, we might just wake up someday and discover that we no longer have a country to restructure or dissolve.

Time to act is now!

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Enough is Enough

Posted: April 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

I think the Tanzanian electorate has been patient enough. For two years now all they are hearing from the government is that….we are aware of your suffering and the hardship you are facing. The issue is cant there be succor even for once¬†at least to assure the electorate that the leadership is concerned? I am tired of hearing new negative and detrimental policies on the lives of Tanzanians in the name of putting the economy on sustainable growth and development. Why should prices farming essential continue to rise in a country that is trying to boost food production? Why should the cost of communication/internet or air time be increased in a country where aggressive research is needed to bring out home grown solution to the country’s economic problems?

This and many other issues are forcing me to believe that some people somewhere are misdirecting the President to go against the country and its people. I hasten to add that the President should try to reflect back and see the sacrifices made by Tanzanians because of their love for him and in anticipation of something positive coming out of it but still to no avail. I call on the President to as a matter of urgency and in his own interest desist from further subjecting the people into hardship otherwise he risk losing his good reputation and integrity. Tanzanians are tired and if they cannot get some relief, they may most certainly not be able to take further hardship. Enough is Enough.

Our current politics is small, ethno-divisive and rejects intellectual¬†acuity. Both the smallness and the polarity of our politics bother me at times. I’m pro-participation. If not all Tanzanians, I expect the size¬†of participants to increase and be inclusive. But most importantly I¬†expect the patrio-intellectual content to improve. That being said, I¬†wish Tanzania would come to acknowledge the fact that political¬†participation doesn’t starts and ends with election alone, rather it has it¬†origin(root), branches, tributaries, laws, constitution, institutions, and terminal in ideology. It is unfortunate that our current¬†political elites are known for nothing, not even the weakest and idiotic ideology.

It is my childish view that a stupid ideologue is better than a non-ideologue, for in the world of politics such idiot can win election and advance idiocy why the non-ideologue does nothing to stop the idiotic ideologue, simply because the non-ideologue believes and acts on nothing.

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Numerically, the man or woman who represents a group is merely one out of many. Administratively, the representative weighs more than many of the conventional members of the group combined. He or she is the ‚ÄėPrimus Inter Pares‚Äô (PIP) of the group ‚Äď the first among equals. The representative is the face, image, and voice of the group that the world sees, beholds, and hears. Correspondingly, the demeanor of the representative is the mental picture of the group that the world has. By default, the character of the representative is the yardstick that the world uses for measuring the moral fiber of that group. Speaking about a group and its representative, the people of Mtama must be singing the blues lately, for having a representative who doesn‚Äôt represent their personal he represent too the voice of media at large. A seed must die to live.

Blues is a melancholic music ‚Äď a tune of despondency.

SHATTERED DREAMS

Posted: March 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

My fellows Tanzanian what is going on now in Tanzania is the story that touches the heart, we voted for this people to protect our image, to bring unity and progress to our beloved father Land Tanzania but they lay us down in the hands of other side, we want to assure them that he who does the antorms weight of good will see it and who does the antorms weight of evils will certainly see it, do you people think that God will support you all the time for your wrong doing? What did you people achieve in breaking the heart of our people? as long as we are alive we will continue praying to Tanzania and everything shall be well with us by the grace of God our children and our great grand children will enjoy the fruits of our labour they will be called the great champions and copyright of our time, the great pilot on this invasion prays that there is no victory without a sacrifice.

Today we have witnessed yet another tragic decision in our nation with our leader ousted for defending the media and offend his boss. This is so sad. There is so much hatred in this country, so many tears, so much evil, so much sadness and so many tragedies. So many shattered dreams, broken hearts and wounded souls, so much injustice and insensitivity, so much greed and want.

Welcome to Tanzania the Demonic Republic of Sadism, failure, inequity, injustice, wickedness and shattered dreams. A country where common decency, kindness and human compassion has no place.

A country where ignorance and mediocrity is exalted and in which excellence and knowledge is scorned. A nation in which truth has no place and in which those that tell it are hated and treated with contempt. I weep for my country. May God deliver her from the relentless demons that plague her.

Long live Tanzania

KUWAOMBEA WAOVU NI DHAMBI

Posted: February 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Moja ya sifa ya kuwa kiongozi wa chama cha upinzani duniani lazima kuwa na uwezo wa kusema ukweli kwa nguvu bila kujali gharama na pia bila kujali matokeo kama yanaweza kutowapendeza watawala.

Katika mjadala wangu wa leo naomba kuwashirikisha katika kutambua ukweli ambao wengi wa viongozi hawawezi kuusema kama ulivyo, kama siku zote ninavyoandika na kujitambulisha kama mwenye mawazo ya upinzani na anayependa kuona upinzani unapiga hatua, nalazimika kuwashirikisha kwenye machache ntakayoyagusia kwenye andiko langu la leo.

Baadhi ya viongozi wetu wanapendekeza kuwa kila Mtanzania afanye maombi kwa Mungu kwa ajili ya Rais wetu mpendwa na serikali yake. HAPANA. Natofautiana nao. Si kwamba namuombea  mabaya ikiwemo magonjwa HAPANA na wala sijawahi kuwaza kumtakia mabalaa ila wakati huo huo mimi sikubaliani na mtazamo wa namna ya kumuombea.

Binafsi naona bora kuelekeza nguvu za maombi yangu kwa mamia ya mahabusu kote nchini ambao wanateseka na hasa ambao wamekamatwa kwa sababu binafsi au hata za kukomoana na hasa wale waliokamatwa kwa sababu za kisiasa. Afadhali kuelekeza maombi yangu kwa ajili ya nafsi na familia za wale wote ambao wamepotea ndugu zao wapendwa.

Kwenye Biblia Takatifu wanasema ni lazima tuombee viongozi wetu, nadhani mwandishi alikuwa akimaanisha viongozi wanaomcha Mungu na viongozi wenye wito wa Mungu na si madikteta.

Biblia inasema ni lazima ‘kushindana na uovu’ na wachache wangeweza kujadiliana ukweli kwamba pamoja na uchumi kuonekana kwenda hali jojo, na mfumuko wa bei unapopaa, na kiwango cha ukatili katika serikali na kwa kasi ya mateso, wanasiasa wa upinzani kukamatwa na kufunguliwa mashitaka wakionekana kutumia vita dhidi ya madawa ya kulevya, JPM na Serikali yake wanaweza kuwa waovu safi kutumia vita hii na wapinzani.

Wataonekana kweli wao ni serikali ya kulaaniwa kwamba hawapo kufanya lolote zaidi ya kusababisha vilio, magonjwa, umaskini, machozi, ugumu wa maisha, mateso, mgawanyiko, chuki, udhalimu, uharibifu na uonevu.

Kwa wale ambao wanasisitiza kuwa hata madikteta au viongozi wabaya wanastahili maombi yetu na ukarimu naomba kuwauliza maswali yafuatayo:-

1.   Je, ungewaombea watu kama Herode, Farao, Belshaza, Nebukadreza, Yezebeli, Ahabu, Athalia, Nimrod, Adolf Hitler au Idi Amin?

2.   Je, ungeharibu usingizi wako usiku au kufanya maombi kwa ajili ya Mfalme Bokassa, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Nero, Caligula, Sennacherub, Mfalme Leopold 11 wa Ubelgiji na Tsar Ivan wa Urusi iliyotisha?

3.   Je, ungefanya Misa Takatifu au kushika Rozari yako kwa Osama Bin Laden wa Al Qaeda, Muhammed Al Baghdadi wa ISIL au Abubakar Shekau wa Boko Haram?

 

4.   Je, ungekuwa wewe wa kufunga na kuomba kwa Atilla Hun, Genghis Khan, Kaiser Wilhelm 11 wa Ujerumani, Inca na Aztec Wafalme wa Amerika ya Kusini, Borgias wa Hispania, Darius Mfalme wa Uajemi na makatili wengine wengi zaidi katika historia na wanyama hai kubaki kuendelea kuwatesa na kutawala watu wao?

5.   Je, unajua kwamba wale waliotajwa hapo juu kwa pamoja waliua au wamesababisha vifo vya watu zaidi ya milioni 500 kati yao?

6.   Je, unaamini kwamba walikuwa chaguzi za Mungu na kwamba ilikua ni kosa kuomba kuwaombea kubaki madarakani au kuwaombea kuondoka madarakani au kuwatoa kwa nguvu?

7.   Je, Mungu alifanya kosa kumuua Firauni na kuua Herode kwa uovu wao na uovu dhidi ya wana wa Israeli BAADA ya waathirika wao kuondoka kabla ya sala na vilio vya kelele kwake ili kuwakomboa?

8.   Je umewahi kusoma mahali popote katika Biblia kwamba mitume watakatifu na waumini kuwaombea WAFALME WAOVU na WATAWALA ili kuendelea kutawala?

9.   Je, Elia si alimpinga Yezebeli na Daudi na Samweli si walijinyima na kusimama dhidi ya Sauli?

10.    Je, hamjui tofauti kati ya mtawala mwenye haki ambae Mungu anampenda na amtakaye amewekwa na pia mtesaji, mbaguzi na jeuri ambaye shetani kutumia?

Tunapohimizana kuombea viongozi tuyakumbuke yote yaliyotajwa kwenye vitabu vitakatifu.

Nawatakia usomaji mwema.

Abdul

Twitter: @noor_abdul

Madawa ya kulevya leo ni moja ya matatizo makubwa yanayosumbua karibu nchi zote duniani ikiwa ni pamoja na Tanzania. Matokeo ya madawa za kulevya aina hiyo, uraibu, ulanguzi au hata ulimaji inaweza kuleta; athari kubwa na kwa bahati mbaya vijana wanaathirika zaidi juu ya dawa za kulevya na hii huleta athari kubwa na mbaya kwa jamii.

Cha kusikitisha, madhara ya madawa ya kulevya nayaona katika nyanja mbalimbali. Watu wanaotumia dawa za kulevya wanakumbana na madhara ya kimwili kutokana na madawa hayo ya kulevya. Watumiaji wengi wa madawa ya kulevya kushiriki katika vitendo vya kihalifu, kama vile wizi na ukahaba ili kupata fedha za kununua dawa hizo, na baadhi ya dawa zinahusishwa na tabia za vurugu. Madawa ya kulevya husababisha utegemezi wa kisaikolojia na utegemezi wa kiuchumi. Matumizi ya madawa muda mrefu ni kiashiria cha kujichimbia kaburi bila kujali kama wewe binafsi ni tegemezi, kwa ujumla watumiaji wengi ni wachanga katika kufikiri, wanaosumbuliwa na hali ya hatari kiafya, kiakili, kimwili na kihisia kusumbuliwa kunakotokana na asili.

Zaidi masuala binafsi ya afya, zaidi ya madhara makubwa kwa familia, zaidi ya takwimu za uhalifu katika jamii, madawa ya kulevya yana athari kubwa katika uchumi wa Tanzania. Kusema kweli Mamlaka ya Kuzia na Kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya, Mamlaka ya Chakula na Dawa Tanzania (TFDA), wataalam katika matibabu na watunga sera, Mashirika binasfi n.k nadhani ni dhahiri wataunga mkono hoja yangu juu ya athari mbaya za madawa ya kulevya katika kujenga uchumi wa Tanzania. Hii ni pamoja na gharama za utekelezaji wa sheria, kufungwa jela, matibabu, majeruhi yanayotokana na ubebaji au majeraha yanayotokana na ajali za barabarani, wanaopotea wakiwa katika sehemu za kazi, n.k. Tukiweka baadhi ya mambo pamoja yanayohusiana na pombe na madawa ya kulevya utaona vifo vinavyoongezeka miaka hadi miaka, na hatari kubwa ya maambukizi ya VVU kwa kutumia sindano zinavyozidi kupukutisha jamii. Ukiachana na vifo katika familia zetu mtumiaji ambaye ameishazoea madawa ya kulevya kwa kawaida ni ngumu kubadilika kitu ambacho kina uwezekano wa kusababisha matatizo ya ndoa na kutokua na mahudhurio mazuri kazini na kujikuta akishuka utendaji wake na kupelekea kuachishwa kazi. Madawa ya kulevya yanaweza kuharibu maisha ya familia na kujenga mifumo ya uharibifu ya ushirikiano tegemezi; tatizo hili ni kubwa sana na linaweza hatimaye kuzuia maendeleo katika jamii.

Ingawa katika jitihada zinazoendea kufanywa na serikali imedhamiria kupunguza kasi ya makosa yanayohusishwa na dawa za kulevya Tanzania, ikiwa ni kuongeza mapambano dhidi ya matumizi ya madawa ya kulevya na usafirishaji wa madawa hayo kadri itakavyowezekana kama ilivyotajwa hivi karibuni na Rais Daktari Magufuli wakati akimuapisha Kamishna Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya Bwana Rogers Siyanga.

Mara nyingi, baadhi ya wasafiri wamekuwa wanakamatwa katika viwanja vya ndege vya kimataifa au bandari na mizigo mikubwa ya mihadarati, hasa cocaine au heroine. Lakini licha ya ukamataji mkubwa wa wahusika na washukiwa mbalimbali, biashara ya madawa imeendelea kushamiri, hasa hapa nyumbani (Tanzania) hutumika kama kituo cha usambazaji kupitishia biashara ya madawa kimataifa. Moja ya sababu za kwa nini biashara hii iliendelea kushamiri ni ukosefu wa jitihada za dhati kutumia chombo kilichoundwa kwa mujibu wa taratibu na sheria lakini kikawa hakifanyi kazi japo kimekuwa kikitengewa fedha kwenye bajeti zetu kwa ajili ya kutekeleza majukumu yake, pamoja na bidii kubwa ikihitajika kwa upande wa wakala wote na mahakama kuwafungulia mashitaka wahalifu pale wanapokuwa na ushahidi wa kujitosheleza. Naamini kuwa na haraka na kwa bidii wahalifu kushitakiwa kwa kujihusisha na biashara ya madawa ya kulevya kwa njia yoyote kama unao ushahidi idadi ya kesi itapungua na haki kutendeka.

Aidha Mamlaka ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya, bado wanaweza kuendelea na tempo (kama alivyoeleza Bwana Kamishna Mkuu wakati wa Awamu ya Tatu ya RC Makonda) ya ufanisi wake kwa kuwekeza zaidi kwenye vifaa vya teknolojia ambavyo vinaweza kuongeza uwezo wake wa kuchunguza wafanyabiashara au watumiaji kuzuia na kukatisha tamaa jitihada zao. Kutokana na uharibifu mkubwa unaosababishwa na mihadarati kwa jamii, hakuna jitihada za lazima zitakazoachwa na serikali yoyote makini kukabiliana na hatari yake. Njia nyingine ya kuhakikisha Mamlaka inafanikiwa katika malengo yake ni kuhakikisha kuwa mkuu wa shirika lazima arejeshe vijana kujitambua na jamii itambue madhara ya dawa hizo, na njia zinazoweza kutumika ni kutangaza kampeni dhidi ya biashara ya madawa ya kulevya. Watu wapate mafunzo ya kutosha ili kujenga uzoefu na utaalamu. Zaidi mamlaka inaweza kuongeza hamasa ya vita dhidi ya biashara haramu ya dawa tajwa inayofanywa na kupiga vita uendelevu wake kwa kuelimisha umma kwa kutumia mbao za matangazo, radio, televishen, vipeperushi, nk, yote yalenge katika jitihada za kuonyesha hatari ya madawa ya kulevya. Napendekeza pia kuanzishwa kampeni dhidi ya matumizi ya madawa katika mitaala ya shule za sekondari pia wanapaswa kuwajulisha vijana haja ya kujua kwa undani kasumba na ujumbe wa kupambana na madawa ya kulevya. Hii ni vita dhahiri ambayo jamii ya Watanzania hawawezi kumudu kupoteza, inauimiza moyo zaidi kusikia kwamba kuna tani za madawa ya kulevya katika mzunguko ambao ni dhahiri unalenga kumaliza jamii ya vijana wengi.

Karibu kila siku katika vyombo vya habari ni vijana wa Kitanzania ambao wanakamatwa wakati wa majaribio ya kusafirisha madawa ya kulevya kama cocaine na heroin ndani na nje ya nchi. Inafikia sehemu ambayo ukijitambulisha kama Mtanzania unaona kama na wewe utahisiwa kuwa mmoja wa vijana wanaotumia, wanaosafirisha au wanaofanya biashara ya dawa za kulevya. Vijana wameharibu sura ya Taifa iliyojengwa kwa muda mrefu na kwa gharama kubwa.

Umoja wa Mataifa Ofisi inayoshughulikia Madawa ya Kulevya na Uhalifu (UNODC) iliwahi kufafanua madawa ya kulevya kama biashara haramu ya kimataifa ambayo inahusika na ulimaji, utengenezaji, usambazaji na uuzaji wa vitu ambavyo vimekatazwa chini ya sheria ya dawa za kulevya.

Asili ya matatizo ya dawa za kulevya Tanzania inasemekana chanzo chake ni kipindi tu baada ya Vita Kuu ya Pili. Askari wetu aliyekuwa akihudumu huko Burma, India, alirudi na mbegu za mimea ya bangi. Askari huyo alikwenda mbele zaidi akafanya majaribio la kupanda mbegu yake na kugundua kwamba ilikuwa imefanya vizuri sana katika baadhi ya maeneo ya Tanzania, na hii ilisababisha kupamba moto kwa kilimo cha mmea huo.

Ilikuwa ni suala la muda tu na uwezo kabla wa idadi ya biashara ya mmea huo kuwa juu, baada ya kuboresha uchumi na kuongezeka kwa mfumo wa usafiri wa anga ikawa nafasi nzuri kwa vijana wachache wa Kitanzania ambao walikua na uwezo wa kujua masoko ambapo madawa ya kulevya wanaweza kuzalishwa na kusambazwa.

Kadri miaka ilivyoenda, Tanzania akawa msafirishaji na kituo muhimu cha usambazaji wa uhakika kwa cocaine, heroin na vitu vingine haramu lengo kwa ajili ya Ulaya, Asia ya Mashariki na masoko ya Amerika ya Kaskazini. Madawa yanayosafirishwa kwa wingi ni cocaine, heroin, bangi na mirungi. Ila kwa hapa nyumbani watu wengi sana wanasafirisha bangi ikiwa katika hali yake ya mitishamba kwa sababu ni nafuu kabisa na ni rahisi kutokana na ukweli kwamba ni zao linalolimwa na linazalishwa ndani ya nchi.

Mihadarati ni kawaida kusafirishwa kinyemela kuvuka ardhi, anga na bandari za bahari na maziwa yetu. Wale wanaosafirisha kinyemela kwa njia ya anga ni kawaida kwao kuonekana kama wafungwa katika filamu na kukata tamaa, kwa kuwa hawana uhakika wa kufika safari waliyotumwa au wanayoenda kuifanya wenyewe au wataishia mikononi mwa mikono ya dola.

MAMBO yanayofanya vijana kujiingiza kwenye biashara ya dawa za kulevya.

Watu wako tayari kuchukua tahadhari kubwa ya kuendeleza biashara za madawa ya kulevya lakini wanaangalia katika nchi kama Tanzania yenye mizigo mingi ikiwa ni pamoja na uhaba wa ajira, umaskini, rushwa na hasara ya jumla ya matumaini katika serikali, vinakwanza na kuona njia pekee ya kujitengenezea pesa ni katika biashara hiyo haramu lakini wafanyaje?

Sababu nyingine ni jitihada ya vijana wengi kuhitaji fedha nyingi na ya haraka bila kua na mpango unaoeleweka. Biashara ya madawa ingawa kwa ni hatari kwa muhusika lakini ni njia ya haraka ya kupata fedha. Vijana dhaifu ambao hawakuwa na mundo mzuri wa maadili kwa urahisi hujikuta wanaangukia kwenye uovu huu.

Nitumie fursa hii kulipongeza Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania  kwa ushirikiano mlioonyesha kwa pamoja kupinga ukiukwaji wa sheria uliokua ukifanywa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam Bwana Makonda. Nchi yetu ilijengwa kwa amani kwa sababu ya sheria, taratibu na kanuni mbalimbali zinazotungwa, tukiacha kila mtu kufanya anavyojisikia hatuwezi kufika tunapopataka.

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