Let’s Talk Trash

I had to trash a few prior posts that I considered didn’t do too well, just so I can talk trash to you now!  I admit I’m a bit of an oddball when it comes to my being like most people.  And that I’m also not crazy with fondness for you either.  Yet, over these last 3 years, I believe my writing skills have improved immensely!  We have established an open line of communication!  I’ve made many friends!  This is all reflected in the over 600 followers I’ve managed to accumulate: many of which, just over this last 6 months.  That was hard work for me!  It took trust, dedication, and potato chips!

I know that about half of my ‘hard earned’ followers are from Facebook: not the most reliable group on earth.  In fact, I’ve never once received a comment that said: ‘Hi!  I’m from Facebook!’  So I’m not positive the counter is retrieving reliable data from Facebook, or merely stating how many members i have over there, and adding it to the 300 Spartans I have here.

What I am sure of, is that since I told you I was moving and gave you my new blog address, and 10 articles later, I still only have 34 ‘real’ followers over there!  Do you think it fair, to take a genuine depressoid such as myself (a lineage I am proud of, and spans back hundreds of years in my family), and just toss me aside after all the ‘work’ I’ve done to establish a reliable rapor with you?  I thought we were friends!  We have made great strides since I first called you ‘creepy’…

Look!  I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt (because I have no choice at this point), and simply assume you’ve simply forgotten about me, due to my drab and boring personality.  So once again, here is the address of my new blog, and I’d really like to hear from you, or I will slash my wrists with a dangerous toothpick, and it will all be your fault!  (Guilt trip #351).  Hoping to hear from you soon…  Your friend always:  Dr. Kevorkian

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That’s Not Fair!

Introduction:

It IS my obligation and curse to always tell the truth.  Sometimes my own answers make me giggle mischievously, at times.  Someone gets through your spam que sometimes, and leaves a mischievious comment of some sort, in hopes of having a horrendous battle with you, to attract media attention and sell their message, whatever that may be…  And my mischeivious  nature makes me a good candidate.  LOL!  Anyway, I’m told that people are loosing 4 billion dollars in corporate shares, and my answer to that was: ‘They didn’t lose anything.  Man began without money :O)’  That’s where the ‘curse’ part comes in!

I by no means intend to insinuate that I am heartless or cruel.  My objective is to just simplify things so that people may view things from a different perspective and that is all.  Sometimes, because fact is indeed stranger than fiction,  I can’t help but feel humorous on some days.  It just depends on when you catch me, because  I’m one, big, pair of moody boots sometimes!  That’s my penniless job here: is to sometimes put my head on the chopping blog, just to tell a joke :O(

Money for Nothing, and your Kicks for Free!

Most of us are better off dead…

Come with me now, (come with me now?) as we set the stage in: ‘Anywheresville Earth’.  A man with a heavy East Indian accent, tells his Workers that it’s time to begin their day: ‘ OK EVERY BUDDY, IT IS 4 AM. PRECISELY ON THE DOT!  NO MORE TALKING FOR 18 HOURS!  NO LUNCH, NO BREAKING, NO GOING TO THE WASHROOM, AND NO TELEPHONE CALLS EXCEPT TO YOUR LAWYER!  LET’S GET TO WORK NOW!  40 DOLLARS A WEEK DON’T COME FOR FREE!  TELL YOUR MOMMIES, EVERY CHILD GETS A 3 DOLLAR BONUS FOR BRING IN THEIR OWN TOOLS, ANY FAMILY MEMBER’S DRIVERS LICENSE, VISA CARD AND PASSPORT…WORK BOOTS, AND PICK AXES ARE ON SALE IN THE LOBBY, IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU!  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  COME AGAIN!’

Why Everyone is off their Rocker!

I heard about it on that show: ‘Twisted but True’…  All to take knocks out of car engines and increase capacity, some Nerd added lead to gasoline, polluting the ground and the air with a toxin that causes insanity and death!  it’s been in gasoline  from 1921 to 1997, so there’s still plenty left in the ground water and air!  It effects growing children faster!  And they’re just telling us now?

This guy has killed more people than Hitler!  And the rest of us are off our nuts to a greater or lessor extent…  Instant karma struck this guy down though!  As it turned out, he contracted Polio and became bedridden.  Then, using engineering genius, he used a series of ropes and pullies to lift the front of his bed up.  unfortunately, he became entangled in the ropes above his bed, and was found strangled to death in mid-air!  And for some twisted reason, I laughed my guts out: perhaps because it looked to be such a ridiculous way to die.  It makes me wanna investigate more ‘death by misadventure’ stories…  They never did say how long he was hanging around until somebody found him.  That’s not fair!

 

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Staying The Course

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I don’t see that: ‘Life is what you make it’ so much as what it makes of you.  I could have the best attitude there is.  But if I don’t see the bigger picture, I won’t be able to open the right doors.  In other words, experience teaches us how to implement it into our character, and manifest the results in real ways, for real people!.

It’s not just a matter of saying I’ll help others, and then handing out chocolate bars!  I must prioritize who needs my help most, and then how to tactfully administer what kind of help they need, in a way that maintains both their dignity, and my own.  If the truth hurts, how do you administer it without hurting someone? 

If you think someone is annoying, you don’t out-rightly tell them that!  You tell them that you think you are annoying, and ask them how you could go about solving the problem.  This way, you teach them how to teach themselves, and avoid them closing their ears and bruising their dignity.  Andy of Mayberry was very good at that!  So tactfulness in helping others with their problems is a very good way to make friends!  And making friends is the most important part about social networking…

Is everyone entitled to their own opinion?

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See, I believe that the impossible is something that can be made possible, if we just change the rules under which a person, place or thing functions!  It was impossible to get me to clean my room until my Mother told me that I could go without dinner if I failed to do so!  So when I got hungry enough, I suddenly wanted to clean my room, thereby making the impossible possible!

So no!  I don’t think you’re entitled to your own opinion if it’s a stupid one.  I could be of the opinion that I no longer need to look for traffic before I cross the road, because I have ears, and can hear cars coming.  Sounds right, but did I think it out properly?  What if someone’s just turning a corner when I step out into the road?  I might not hear that!  What if someone is fiddling with their radio, and I’m slowly loosing my hearing?  What if?  So don’t be duped into thinking because you have an opinion to express, that everyone’s going to think you’re entitled to it.  You had better be right, or what purpose does it serve?

Truth is our Teacher…

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Why do we avoid the truth?  Compliments may make you feel good alright.  But they don’t teach you anything about how to progress!  Will placing blame solve the problem? Do I expect friends if I don’t go out and make them?

Once I told someone that a line in their poem didn’t fit with the rest  I also pointed out what did fit, and praised the rest of the poem so this person could keep his dignity.  Later, I received a reply thanking me for leaving a comment he actually found useful!  What’s the moral?  If you sound like everybody else, you’re going to be treated like everybody else…  Ignored…  Respect isn’t an entitlement!  So be constructive when you comment, and add to what’s already there.

Staying the course?  ‘Oh that poem’s so beautiful!’ comments.  Yes!  And?  They already know it’s worthwhile. If you thought it was all so beautiful, you might have went on to ask: ‘Could you help me to write poems like this?’   You probably would have gained a friend for life!  I’m asking you to stay the course, learn from experience, and apply that.  BTW, was able to condense, by more than 300 words :O)

Blogging for Beginners (Part#1)

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Introduction

This part conveys information about blogging materials or ideas about what to blog about, to hopefully dispel some of the road-blocks to blogging that many experience.  Part #2 will concentrate on the inner workings behind your new blog: how one may go about customizing it and utilizing the space available to them, for their advantage.

I got curious enough to enter into Google: ‘Blogging Definition’ and got back 18 million results.  Seems there’s no shortage of opinion as to just what blogging is all about, so I chose the top one which states as follows:

‘a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites. 2. a single entry or post on such a website: She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine’s website.’

I believe there’s a lot more to it than the above encapsulation because one might blog about little known facts, poetry, songs, other peoples blogs, health, recipes, science…  You name it, we blog about it.  Yet how does one consider just what most people are interested in reading about?  That’s as least as important as techniques one might use to compose a blog entry.  Those are the two most important questions I shall answer for you here:

  • Topics of General Interest –  Obviously ‘Blogging’ is a topic of interest.  Believe it or not, even experienced bloggers sometimes grapple primarily with what captures the interest of their peers.  What’s spooky, is that we’re all interested in each others social interactions in general, and sometimes we’re a little hesitant about presenting the awkward side of that coin.  The hard part is, that’s the side of the coin we’re all intrigued about.  Chances are, if it’s about something easy to handle, others can handle it easily as well, and won’t be interested.  
  • Captivate your audience – If it is about an experience, it had better be intriguing!  It had better keep your audience guessing about the outcome until the end, or why need they keep reading?  It ought to contain a climax and an anti-climax.  That is, it should gradually build to a crescendo, and then be summed up with an object lesson that everyone can gain from this ‘unusual’ experience.
  • Start at the beginning – A lot of people complain that they have a topic in mind, but don’t know where to start.  Start with a subheading called : ‘Introduction’.  Generally and briefly explain what your blog entry is going to be about.  Do this by answering the five W’s of all journalism: Who, What, When Where and Why.  Then use your post to elaborate on them.  This will not only give your audience an overview to follow, it will also help you to set up how you intend to explain the order of events and prioritize your approach.
  • Condense and confide – Try not to be to wordy about any one thing.  Always get to the point, and don’t forget to ask your readers what they think about your conclusions and opinions about the matter.  This allows the reader the confidence to comment, if they believe you have an open mind about it.  Most people don’t have a lot of time.  That’s why it’s good to mix up your entries with, picture quotes, recipes, poems, songs, short stories and humorous antidotes: because they’re short.  Some people buy books for the pictures?  No!  You can compose some long posts as well, as long as they concern complicated topics designed to instill confidence, such as blogging…
  • Be controversial – No one’s going to care about the ins and outs of tying your shoe laces!  Talk about how you handle, sex, murder, ignorance, injustice, community affairs, prejudice, world shaking events, what’s wrong with what’s right…  Make bold assertions, and suggest solutions.  What do people like to watch on TV generally?  Blood, guts, intrigue, survival, humor, war, intrigue, mystery, suspense, violence, a good horror shtick?  Or how well little, johnny did on his essay?  Just be sure to be unbiased that’s all.  Do you think black Americans have too many special privileges?  You can say so without calling them dirty, or saying you think  they have a low I.Q. or commit all the crimes on Earth: arguments of the closed minded…  People will agree or disagree with you.  But at least it won’t be boring milk toast!  To pose pertinent questions, you’re just going to have to shoulder some amount of risk.
  • Take full advantage of point form – And use ‘Bold’ on the points you expound upon as I did here, to give your audience the option of quickly jumping to the part of the post that interests them most!  It saves them time, and you aggravation for lack of likes.  In other words, don’t underestimate the value of properly formatting your entry…  Examples of point form posts may include: ’10 ways to overcome fear’ or ‘The 10 best movies of 2014’…  If you’re not sure, you’ll be surprised how quickly they come to you, once you begin.
  • Find topics over The Internet – That’s what it’s there for!  Don’t copy it word for word.  Make reference and give the website if it’s extensive.  Or, read through it quickly, and write about it, developing your own opinion.  Since we all crave pictures so much, I start a lot of my searches with ‘pictures of’ and ‘picture quotes by’ famous people that tend to captivate audiences, such as: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman etc..  They didn’t get famous by sitting on their butts all their lives!  They’re hard working, intelligent people who usually have something worthwhile to say.
  • People enjoy ‘How to’ posts – Em…  As long as it’s not about how to tie your own shoelaces…  ‘How to comment’ or ‘How to avoid sarcasm in 3 easy steps’ etc..  Something that’s going to grab peoples attention.
  • Feature and reblog other people – But don’t just concentrate on that alone, or you’ll loose your own identity.  To many people just concentrate on one subject in an attempt to write very little, and therefore narrow their audience to people who like to read very little about you!
  • Don’t knock yourself out – Don’t build your life around blogging or you’ll become a Drone!  On those days you don’t feel like blogging, those are the days you can just through up a quote, or jot down a spontaneous 5 minute poem.
  • Don’t forget The Reader – Post first.  Then go to The Reader.  Comment often in a sensible and helpful manner if need be.  Commend them for their efforts, give them likes if they deserve them, and chances are, they’ll reciprocate on your blog
  • Build upon your followers in other ways as well – Become involved on other forums such as: Facebook, Twitter and Google+…  Leave comments and pictures there as well.  Build up a rapor (STINKING DICTIONARY!) with them, and make some friends before mentioning your blog and include reference to a post, only about once every two weeks or so.  This is a case where: ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’ really DOES apply.  If you keep bugging them to come, they’ll purposely avoid you.
  • Believe in yourself – If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect anybody else to?  You must exude an air of confidence, encouragement, kindness, humor, whit, make suggestions, composure, promote ideas, lead the way, and set it by example…  Look at what everybody else does, then don’t do it!  Be unique.  Stand apart from the crowd and walk the road least traveled.  It’s a lot less crowded there, brings people’s attention to you, and causes everybody else to quip: ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’

In Conclusion:

This is the anti-climax I was talking about.  Be free spirited, observe others blogging techniques, and learn from them! Speak from your heart, yet don’t forget to back it up with common sense and reasoning.  Don’t be overly religious or political.  I know I’ve said before that those are the two things that control us and therefore should be talking more about, but you can’t fight City Hall.  People set up huge road-blocks against that because they choose to decide for themselves, and that’s the name of that tune…  And it IS cheesy to pedal your goods over a basically free forum.  The people who do that, can be found in your spam queue.  Give stuff away freely!  The Internet used to be like that once.  Keep in mind people have to pay for a connection in the first place, and own computers that essentially come to them broken and vulnerable.  It doesn’t mean you’re a Sucker!  Well, if you’ve gotten this far, at the very least, you’ll read a lot of blogs.  ‘May good fortune smile upon most of you…’ – Spartacus

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Why Your Blogs Lay Dormant

Whoever said life was fair?

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You’ve got 40 million WordPress.com users out there!  Out of those, how many of them do you really think are honest and don’t prefer a rigged game, if and when they can find one?  I started out when blogging was brand new!  In those days, if you put up a post about Bugs Bunny, people would flock all over it!  In those days, we were the pioneers.  Were the ones who kept blogging alive.  Without us mapping the road, this platform wouldn’t even be here today.  And I’ll tell you something else.  One day very soon, you’re going to have to pay to be here whether you’re ever noticed or not…  Whoever said life was fair?

I was out taking pictures using actual manual settings in the days when most of you could only understand the need for an instamatic through-away, just in case someone showed up for your sons birthday party you paid 3 million dollars to have occupy the cover page of The New York Times… 

Today, everybody takes pictures right off their cell phones.  The people in the picture above, are actually all brain-storming a single blog they all take credit for!  There are many groups out there just like them, walking all over your chances.  It would have left Einstein himself scratching his head at why he’s never read, or even considered worth reading!  You don’t even need to save great pictures anymore.  What’s the need to?  They’re out there everywhere!  You can look at them any time you like, right from where they are, or just pop it up on your screen until you’re sick of it because everyone has unlimited Internet access now…

So you try to be original!

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Sorry!  You’ve been beaten to the punch again.  Many people now will pay out big bucks for the information they need, so they hire people to write their ‘original’ material for them, and take all the credit for themselves.  And I’m talking about stuff that nobody knows or has access to.  Besides, most people have never picked up a book in their lives unless they were trying to get their Masters Degree, and then it was just ‘Bickers’ cheats so they could get samples of the test questions.

I’m not stupid!  I’ve seen how dismal The Reader looks!  And I watch my stats enough to know that you don’t think you have enough time to read more than 60 words a day, and that’s why all of my likes and yours (unusual und 5 though I supposedly have over 260 followers, which is in itself chicken feed for someone who’s been here blogging his brains out for over two years now), are all about famous, one liner sayings and an accompanying picture anyone can pull off the Internet and put up in less than five minutes.  That’s not blogging!  That’s called: ‘Getting away with BS’!  And you want people to comment on your blog sure enough, but you never comment on theirs…

Anyone for butchered meat?

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Here is what you look like to bloggers who wave thousands of viewers…  To them, you are nothing more than a commodity that can be bought or sold: taken or hung out to cure.  The truth of the matter is, soon robots will be doing everything for us, so you won’t even be able to get a job, let alone be any kind of presence on The Internet!

Someone once asked me what do I care whether anybody notices me here or not?  That’s because to him, it’s all just a game!  They care no more about leaving a legacy of helpful information behind for others than they would a crumb for a starving mouse!  They believe the oh so many expensive toys they have to leave behind will speak all the volumes they need say to those important around them:  Their dog, and a possible semen sample to bring back a clone of themselves…

The laws, rights and privileges designed to protect your average individual are just about dead now!  Voice?  You have no voice!  The only thing you have is three square meals and a roof over your head: the very same things readily provided to any inmate in prison.  And in this world of material this, and material that, you’re just about as pertinent. 

Read blogs?  How boring, when there’s a concert to go to!  How fruitless, when there’s so much money to be made!  How mundane when you’re going to be late for your world cruise!  And how time consuming when all you really need do is pick up a phone, and avoid all the effort of having to think altogether!  Blogs?  Why didn’t you know?  We’re all just a bunch of attention seekers, and no more important to you than an ant a good tin of insecticide won’t take care of.  Oh…  Excuse me…  We’re not that immediate.  You can just click us off with but a single key stroke… Petty humans!  So that’s why your blog lies dormant.  You don’t matter…

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How to Comment Without Really Trying

It has come to my attention through my stats page that most of you are acting like a flock of Lemmings wandering through a Flea Market rather than pushing on the pain-staking like button or leaving a comment at all!  Now I have a really informative blog here:

  •  I post about advances in Astronomy, Psychology, Nanotechnology, how to make intriguing blogs, information on designing and publishing your own web site.
  • I’ve posted extracts by the hundreds that you can simply drop into any picture you desire, that took a lot of effort to make for you!
  • Here, you will find hundreds of pictures from one of the best Canon Portrait Cameras ever made!  The Canon 5D.  Journalists use this camera!  And I have taken the time to remove every speck and enhance the rendition of every single shot in Photoshop.  And I use a tripod and cable release, so they’re all crystal clear!
  • I have featured many of you on my blog with many admirable recommendations…
  • I take the time and effort to comment extensively on as many of your blogs as I can get to on a consistent basis!
  • I have followed the rules places Headings in my blogs with lots of defining pictures and a whole slew of tags, and have taken special precautions not to display aggression, temper tantrums or foul language for the benefit of the women and children that may view.
  • There are many buttons, icons, headings, soft backgrounds and interfaces you’ll find under the category: ‘Graphic Design’.
  • I’ve given you instruction on how to design and publish your own web-sites!
  • The are numerous post, extensive ones on how to improve your health, live longer and advances in life extension!
  • I have dauntingly hung in with a total of 428 posts over two years, having just one or two likes and next to zippo comments!
  • I have hundres of spam comments, all with wonderful praises on my blogging expertise.  Only one problem.  They’re a bunch of Lemmings that only show up on two of my posts: ‘Dinosaur Extracts’ and a video on why we should revamp our educational system.
  • I’ve injected a sense of humor in many posts and tackled controversial topics elegantly!  I don’t know what else you could possibly ask for from me…
  • There are songs and short stories… And everything here is original!  I mean, good grief!
  • Oh yeah!  And I also put up a lot of those snappy picture quotes you facebook fanatics enjoy so much for their lame reading requirements…

Now I have more than paid my dues here, no thanks to you!  I’ve hung in for the long term anyway because I believe in advancing blogging as a medium presence on the internet.  I don’t ask for your attention to stoke my ego alone.  If you continue with this attitude of favoring only a very few bloggers, only pushing like buttons for the fun of it, and posting as little as you can possibly get away with, blogging promotions like WordPress will see their projects as complete flops and they will shut down!  Many talented bloggers have left already.  You still have a chance ( a slim one), to redeem yourselves.  I strongly suggest you take it!

Now I have switched over to using Internet Explorer from Opera because some spammers have suggested this may be my problem.  I don’t think it is, but I’ll give it a go.  If this doesn’t work, I’m leaving too.  BTW, you also mentioned the left side of my blog with all my awards on it, has been mostly cut off.  If you want to see them, turn off your favorites side-bar.  Another method I’ve suggested is to hit ctrl + to enlarge your view, and ctrl – to zoom out.  Thank you for your time, and I trust, co-operation…

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Better Blogging Techniques

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I was CONTEMPLATING Evelyn wood’s SPEED READING course, and came up with a SCATHINGLY BRILLIANT idea to help us beginners along when reading, long drawn out blogs…  Ordinarily, we read from left to right, horizontally, LINE by line.  It’s possible however, to READ vertically, just scanning down the PAGE quickly, and look for KEY WORDS that give you the JIST of the entire ARTICLE.  It suddenly occurred to me while I was watching my favorite COMEDIAN PERFORM: ‘LEWIS BLACK.’ i saw that part of the REASON he was so FUNNY, was because he would EMPHASIZE certain words in his SENTENCES, and POINT with his FINGER when he did so!

ACCENTING particular WORDS this way is very easy to do, and SHOWS me just where all of my TAGS are, so I can quickly SKIM through the article and easily FIND all of my tags, and that it also improves my MEMORY because I also CONSIDER if I have already tagged a certain word before.  Like-wise, it gives BEGINNERS an OPPORTUNITY to ADAPT to longer reads by just PICKING out the main ENCAPSULATION of the article!

At FIRST, it was a little TRICKY as is any NEW LEARNING EXPERIENCE, yet you can quickly get the HANG of it!  Now I certainly don’t PLAN on using this in every single BLOG I write.  However, I do intend to WRITE a few of them this way, so that I cover a VARIETY of CATEGORIES, just to see how PROFICIENT this new way of BLOGGING truly is.  I KNOW  what you’re THINKING: is this going to confuse SEARCH ENGINES when all of my tags are capitalized?  I’m not just sure.  However, people have told me that I’m MISSING out on a larger blogging AUDIENCE by not using INTERNET EXPLORER…

I DISAGREE!  Internet Explorer can also bring you HACKERS to take over your COMPUTER, and VIRUSES that can shut you down for GOOD!  My blogging audience keeps steadily GROWING, and if I COMMENT and, ADD new BLOGGERS to my viewer CUSTOMER BASE on my READER and frequent FACEBOOK more often, this should be sufficient enough in itself to attract others to my blog.  I’ve also noticed that tags become less frequent as I PURSUE a specific TOPIC line.  And it gives NEWBIES a better IDEA of what words are appropriate for TAGGING and which ones are not…

Point Form

Give a MAN the TOOLS to build a HOUSE who’s never seen a house before, and he will BUILD you a very UNIQUE house! So I can’t over emphasize the VALUE of IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY as the two of the foremost tools NECESSARY for EMPLOYING BETTER BLOGGING TECHNIQUES!  For this REASON our VOCABULARY tends to grow, having us employ larger words to both shorten the length of our blogs and DRIVING our point HOME in a more PICTURESQUE FASHION.  Although, you should never use a LONG  word where a SHORT one will do, point form is a rather INGENIOUS  way of encapsulating MATERIAL, it also can be used to RECAP main THEMES and CONCEPTS when the idea of a blog is particularly COMPLEX in NATURE.

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