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'A Kind of Propaganda War'
After U.N. denial, NBC's David Gregory apologized for use of unverified Israeli video claiming to show rockets fired from U.N. refugee shelter in Gaza where at least 15 were killed by Israel last week...
Bi-Partisan House to Obama: Get Out of Iraq
Overwhelming, if largely symbolic vote in the U.S. House, directs the President to pull U.S. troops back out of Iraq. Directive seen as stinging rebuke to GOP war haws in Senate..
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  w/ Brad & Desi
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Israeli Attack on UN Shelter Kills At Least 15 in Gaza
The strategy of bombing children, but warning them first, will almost certainly result in years of peace and prosperity for the region...
The Good Fight Continues: KPFK 'BradCast'
Brad speaks with John Wellington Ennis, documentarian and activist, on his newest film and his decade-long fight for election integrity...
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'Green News Report' 7/22/14
  w/ Brad & Desi
Record wildfires burn the Pacific Northwest; June 2014 was hottest globally on record; EPA blocks Pebble Mine; CA blocks water pollution; PLUS: To cut emmissions, cut the beef...
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Aborted Statewide 'Recount' Reveals It's a Great Time to Steal an Election in California
In the closest election in state history, even a well-funded candidate couldn't afford to find out if he actually lost...
'I Never Realized Voter ID Fraud Had Not Been Proven'
A RW caller's admission to Brad on NC radio underscores unparalleled propaganda power of Fox 'News'...
John Oliver On America's Prison Problems...With Singing Muppets!
HBO's Last Week Tonight offered smarter (and certainly funnier) coverage than you're likely to see anywhere else...
No, JFK Didn't Steal 1960 From Nixon
Another Zombie Myth that just won't die gets knocked down again...for now...even as its persistence continues to fuel false Republican claims of 'voter fraud' even today...
CA Ballot Prop to Overturn 'Citizens United'
Measure calls for Amendment 'to make clear that rights protected by the U.S. Constitution are the rights of natural persons only'...
UK Deputy PM Condemns Israel's 'Deliberate Use of Disproportionate Response'
Nick Clegg calls attacks on Gaza 'collective punishment' that 'incubates next generation of extremists' and 'needs to come to an end'...
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Australia's RW govt repeals landmark carbon tax; Obama action on global warming impacts; Record wildfire season in West; PLUS: CA gets tough on water wasters...
Kochs Radical 'Libertarianism' Broke KA
More than 100 top GOPers endorse Republican Gov. Brownback's Dem opponent after tax cuts for wealthy have busted the extremist Koch Brothers' home state...
Death to Zombie Myths!: KPFK 'BradCast'
Brad takes on a bunch of lies that just won't die -- from e-cigs to Ann Coulter's voter fraud to 'global cooling' to the death penalty to marriage equality in MS and more...
FEDERAL JUDGE FINDS CA DEATH PENALTY VIOLATES U.S. CONSTITUTION
George W. Bush appointee rules state system violates Constitution's ban of 'cruel and unusual punishments'...
'Green News Report' 7/15/14
Divesting from fossil fuels; Germany gives $1b to climate fund; Australia carbon tax repeal; All-electric Formula E racing revs up; PLUS: Climate denier Murdoch...
NATIONWIDE STUDY FINDS ALMOST NO VOTER FRAUD
Just 10 cases of in-person impersonation in all 50 states since 2000...
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VA GOP VOTER REG FRAUDSTER OFF HOOK
Felony charges dropped against VA Republican caught trashing voter registrations before last year's election. Did GOP AG, Prosecutor conflicts of interest play role?...

Criminal GOP Voter Registration Fraud Probe Expanding in VA
State investigators widening criminal probe of man arrested destroying registration forms, said now looking at violations of law by Nathan Sproul's RNC-hired firm...

DOJ PROBE SOUGHT AFTER VA ARREST
Arrest of RNC/Sproul man caught destroying registration forms brings official calls for wider criminal probe from compromised VA AG Cuccinelli and U.S. AG Holder...

Arrest in VA: GOP Voter Reg Scandal Widens
'RNC official' charged on 13 counts, for allegely trashing voter registration forms in a dumpster, worked for Romney consultant, 'fired' GOP operative Nathan Sproul...

ALL TOGETHER: ROVE, SPROUL, KOCHS, RNC
His Super-PAC, his voter registration (fraud) firm & their 'Americans for Prosperity' are all based out of same top RNC legal office in Virginia...

LATimes: RNC's 'Fired' Sproul Working for Repubs in 'as Many as 30 States'
So much for the RNC's 'zero tolerance' policy, as discredited Republican registration fraud operative still hiring for dozens of GOP 'Get Out The Vote' campaigns...

'Fired' Sproul Group 'Cloned', Still Working for Republicans in At Least 10 States
The other companies of Romney's GOP operative Nathan Sproul, at center of Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, still at it; Congressional Dems seek answers...

FINALLY: FOX ON GOP REG FRAUD SCANDAL
The belated and begrudging coverage by Fox' Eric Shawn includes two different video reports featuring an interview with The BRAD BLOG's Brad Friedman...

COLORADO FOLLOWS FLORIDA WITH GOP CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Repub Sec. of State Gessler ignores expanding GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, rants about evidence-free 'Dem Voter Fraud' at Tea Party event...

CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED INTO GOP VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL IN FL
FL Dept. of Law Enforcement confirms 'enough evidence to warrant full-blown investigation'; Election officials told fraudulent forms 'may become evidence in court'...

Brad Breaks PA Photo ID & GOP Registration Fraud Scandal News on Hartmann TV
Another visit on Thom Hartmann's Big Picture with new news on several developing Election Integrity stories...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: COORDINATED NATIONWIDE GOP VOTER REG SCAM
The GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal reveals insidious nationwide registration scheme to keep Obama supporters from even registering to vote...

CRIMINAL ELECTION FRAUD COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GOP 'FRAUD' FIRM
Scandal spreads to 11 FL counties, other states; RNC, Romney try to contain damage, split from GOP operative...

RICK SCOTT GETS ROLLED IN GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) sends blistering letter to Gov. Rick Scott (R) demanding bi-partisan reg fraud probe in FL; Slams 'shocking and hypocritical' silence, lack of action...

VIDEO: Brad Breaks GOP Reg Fraud Scandal on Hartmann TV
Breaking coverage as the RNC fires their Romney-tied voter registration firm, Strategic Allied Consulting...

RNC FIRES NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION FIRM FOR FRAUD
After FL & NC GOP fire Romney-tied group, RNC does same; Dead people found reg'd as new voters; RNC paid firm over $3m over 2 months in 5 battleground states...

EXCLUSIVE: Intvw w/ FL Official Who First Discovered GOP Reg Fraud
After fraudulent registration forms from Romney-tied GOP firm found in Palm Beach, Election Supe says state's 'fraud'-obsessed top election official failed to return call...

GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD FOUND IN FL
State GOP fires Romney-tied registration firm after fraudulent forms found in Palm Beach; Firm hired 'at request of RNC' in FL, NC, VA, NV & CO...
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By Desi Doyen on 8/12/2010 12:49pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Russia's fires reach Chernobyl's forests; Pakistan flooding now a humanitarian crisis; EPA issues new rules for mercury pollution; Bay Area gets electric car chargers; Grey wolves get a break ... PLUS: Greenland's new 'ice island' threatens shipping lanes ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): UK's Daily Mail reverses stance on global warming, decides it's real; NOAA: this May to July has been the hottest three month span on record on East Coast; Analysis: MI oil spills hit support for Canada mega-pipeline; MSHA investigates monitor tampering in mine blast; Jellyfish sting hundreds on Spanish beaches; Hollywood greens up with environmental database; Portugal gives itself a clean-energy makeover; Markey blames Senate for "Sophie's choice" slashing renewables aid
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By Desi Doyen on 8/10/2010 11:59am PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Thousands dead from heatwaves and fires in Russia; Thousands dead from flooding and mudslides in Pakistan and China; Massive 'ice island' breaks off of Greenland, as the heatwave continues in the U.S. (Global warming? What global warming?) ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): First signs of puberty seen in younger girls; Australia agriculture faces climate upheaval; Whole buildings could become solar panels; EPA issues new regulations for mercury pollution from coal plants; China to shut 2,000 factories to save energy; Oil spill shuts India's busiest port; Highway projects don't help the US economy ... PLUS: 100+ Quick Rebuttals to Common Climate Change Denier Arguments (collect them all!)...

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By Desi Doyen on 8/5/2010 1:00pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP says the oil well is plugged. The Feds say most of the oil is gone. But is it?... PLUS: The UN’s secret plan to take over the world with bicycles! ... AND: Senate Democrats cave yet again… All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Why 2 million (promised) green jobs couldn't sell a climate bill; When religious beliefs become dangerous; New state surveys affirm Americans' belief in global warming, gov't action; Fossil fuels keep getting all the (tax) breaks; Editor of The Atlantic "fabricates another quote to smear" climate scientist; CA's climate law will improve lives of low income Californians; Big agreement on home appliances means big savings for consumers ...PLUS: Bye Bye Miami: Scientist says it's too late to stop significant sea level rise ...

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By Desi Doyen on 8/3/2010 12:40pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Thousands dead in Pakistan floods; Temperature records shattered around the world; Plankton levels plummet around the world (and why it matters to you and me); Alarm bells ignored in the MI oil spill... PLUS: It’s official! The BP oil disaster in the Gulf is now the WORST accidental oil spill in the history of mankind... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are 12 Times Support for Renewables; Can regulation beget innovation?; China oil spill far bigger than stated: expert; Rand Paul: Congress has no business protecting miners; Garbage islands threaten China's Three Gorges dam; US inaction threatens international climate negotiations; Why We'll See $300 Oil by 2020; 2010 Gulf 'Dead Zone' One of Largest Ever; 5-yr Restoration Plan for Gulf Coast ...PLUS: Slimeburger in paradise?: Avoiding pink slime in your ground beef ...

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By Desi Doyen on 7/29/2010 1:00pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another oil spill, this time in MI; Record heat and smog in Moscow; Fires in CA; Competition sparks the U.S. electric car market ... PLUS: Where has all the oil gone, long time leaking? ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Sec. Chu: Forcing people to save is a cost that I am willing to bear; Wind Drives Growing Use of Batteries; Fix the Farm, Not the Salmon; U.S. energy policy a "serious threat" to economic, national security; Pollution makes quarter of China water unusable: ministry; B.C.'s carbon tax is looking like a winner two years later; Cap-and-Trade is a Republican market solution; State Dept. Delays Decision on Trans-Canada Pipeline; New NOAA Annual Climate Report Shows We Live in a Warming World ...PLUS: Plankton decline 40% across oceans as waters warm ...

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By Desi Doyen on 7/27/2010 2:10pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A NEW gusher in the Gulf!; Dam bursts in Iowa, floods hit Chicago, heat wave in Kansas --- other than that, everything's fine!; BP's CEO gets his life back ... PLUS: Climate legislation in the Senate is dead --- really, really dead this time, says Harry Reid ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): As energy use goes, so goes the economy; On-again, off-again federal support for renewables cripples emerging industries in the U.S.; EPA Slams State Department on Proposed Oil Pipeline; Deep Underground, Miles of Hidden Wildfires Rage ...PLUS: 1/3 of U.S. to Face Water Shortages Due to Climate Change (with maps!) ...

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By Desi Doyen on 7/22/2010 12:00pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China, drowning in oil --- literally; Bobby's berms a bust?; Gulf waters now safe for fishing?!? (except when it's exploding) ... PLUS: Waytago, oil companies! (Did we just say that?!) ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Kansas heat wave kills 2000 cattle; Hundreds of dead penguins wash up on Brazilian coast; Does Egypt own the Nile? water battle brewing; Poo Power: generating electricity from sewage?; 3 of every 4 oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government; Bee massacre at SF farm; Cool roofs save money, energy, and directly reduce warming; Judge halts oil development on Alaska's Chukchi Sea ...PLUS: Busted: Five air-conditioning myths ...

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By Desi Doyen on 7/20/2010 1:20pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Confirmed yet again: 2010 hottest year on record so far; Fossil fuel death toll still rising ... PLUS: The three-month mark of the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf, and all the oily mess that goes with it ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): CA's pioneering e-waste program a model gone wrong; 'Climategate' debate a polite, well-mannered affair; Geoengineering can't please everyone!; CBO: Corn based ethanol a waste of taxpayer money; What cap? Dems' climate word war; If Cap-And-Trade dies, is an energy bill still worthwhile?; Senators press for taxpayer loans to rare earth metals projects; Environmental groups on the rise in China ... PLUS: Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage ...

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By Brad Friedman on 7/16/2010 2:05pm PT  

It's been explained to me that one of the reasons we have such a difficult time selling ads on this blog --- or receiving donations (Serious hint there, people! Please? Thanks!) --- is that I'm reliably unreliable when it comes to supporting any particular political party.

This, of course, makes me toxic to most of the partisans out there, in what has become an insanely partisan world. (It also makes it very difficult to pay the rent, so see shameless plea above.)

In any case, I'm now I'm more toxic than ever, as the following short animated video proves!

The video below has just been released by the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, and I was honored to give voice to all of the different male cartoon characters you'll see. Yes, they're all actually me! Toxic, but hopefully amusing. Just like this blog. Enjoy and spread the word!...


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(And I was serious about the terrible lack of donations. Could really use the support! And you know I hates askin'! If you can help, I promise much more relentless toxicity from this blog in the foreseeable future!)

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By Desi Doyen on 7/15/2010 1:15pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2010 shaping up as hottest year on record; BP Oil Disaster stop-and-go; MI from 'Rust Belt' to 'Green Belt'; New revelations in WV coal mine disaster; PLUS: It's ALIVE! (For now.) Climate and Clean Energy Legislation is back in the U.S. Senate! ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!...

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Big Giveaways To Big Oil; Hacking the Electric Grid?; Wild Tiger Population Dropped by 96.8% in 20 Years; Will Anything Curb China's Appetite for Rare Wildlife?; Puget Sound Chemistry Transformed by Climate Change and Runoff; Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station; Silly Putty Ingredient Found in Chicken McNuggets; Long Island town threatens to sue Fannie & Freddie over clean-energy program; Paleoclimatologist studies sea levels in a desert ...PLUS: Climate scientists: “The urgent need to act cannot be overstated.”...

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Prior injunction, pending appeal may be moot; Status of court's apparent conflicts-of-interest remain an open question...
By Ernest A. Canning on 7/13/2010 2:50pm PT  

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As noted in today's Green News Report, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has ordered a new moratorium on exploratory deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere off the continental shelf of the U.S.. The new suspension may make prior court battles over the previous moratorium moot, even as questions linger concerning apparent conflicts-of-interest by the judge who originally heard the case.

Stating that he was basing his decision on "an extensive record of existing and new information indicating that allowing new deepwater drilling to commence would pose a threat of serious, irreparable, or immediate harm or damage to the marine, coastal, and human environment," Salazar sent a memo yesterday to Michael R. Bromwich, the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), directing him to issue new suspensions of deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new suspensions, presuming they withstand another inevitable court challenge from the oil industry, will run through November 30 and apply to both the Pacific and Gulf Coast regions.

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By Desi Doyen on 7/13/2010 1:21pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Has BP finally put a lid on it?; Drilling moratorium Round Two; Haiti's forgotten disaster, six months later ... PLUS: Climate scientists exonerated again, AGAIN (again) ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Zombie lies concocted by climate deniers likely to stick around despite corrections; Reports from four fronts in the War on Warming; Did BP play a role in terrorist's release, to get drilling rights in Libya?; Death toll rises after levees fail in China; PA quarantines cattle contaminated with fracking fluid; Obama admin announces Alaska drilling lease sale; EPA uses industry studies to test safety of weedkiller ...PLUS: Doomsday: Could BP Spill Kill All Life on Earth?...

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Government 'irreparable harm' argument fails to gain traction before majority Republican-appointed appellate court...
By Ernest A. Canning on 7/9/2010 3:19pm PT  

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A three judge panel of the heavily-Republican 5th Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans rejected the Department of Interior's request for an emergency stay of Judge Martin Feldman's June 22, 2010 preliminary injunction [PDF], which prevents enforcement of the Department of Interior's six month moratorium on exploratory drilling on only 33 "of the approximately 3,600 structures in the Gulf dedicated to offshore oil exploration and production."

The panel's two Reagan appointees, Judge Jerry E. Smith, joined by Judge W.Eugene Davis, ruled that the government had failed to demonstrate that it would be irreparably harmed if a decision on whether to vacate Judge Feldman's injunction was deferred until after the appeal was heard sometime around the end of August or early September. Judge James L. Dennis, a Clinton appointee, dissented, noting that he did not believe Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar had abused his discretion in ordering a moratorium, which, per the government's motion is limited to those drilling operations that apply "the same technologies employed by Transocean's Deepwater Horizon...only to waters over 500 feet deep..." Since, under the Administrative Procedures Act, a court cannot overturn an agency decision absent an abuse of discretion, Judge Dennis appears to have concluded that Judge Feldman erred in issuing the preliminary injunction.

Judge Dennis did have a question, however, about the six month length of the moratorium.

While yesterday's ruling does not mean that the panel will ultimately rule against the moratorium, the Justice Department and the attorneys representing a number of environmental organizations in the appeal face a daunting climb given Judge Smith's expression of the usual appellate court deference to the findings of the district court judge --- a climb up an oil slicked slope given the ties between the oil industry and the judges who will decide the moratorium's fate...

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By Desi Doyen on 7/8/2010 1:07pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record summer heat around the world (where are the climate change deniers?); Is air conditioning making America fat(ter)?... PLUS: BP says relief wells will be ready, just in time for their quarterly earnings report ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Nevada Test Site to house solar projects; Don't expect global warming skeptics to give up on Climategate; PA finds spike in environmental violations from natural gas fracking: PA cattle quarantined from gas fracking contamination; UT kids contaminated with arsenic from pet chickens’ feed; Oil industry ramps up opposition to repealing tax breaks; Critics call Valdez cleanup a warning for Gulf workers ...PLUS: A Beach Walk With the Ghosts of Exxon Valdez ...

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