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Famous Psychic Mediums – Supernatural Household Names

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There have been many famous psychic mediums over the last hundred years, all were of course very popular and thought after for readings, but all were also very controversial as well as being talented intuitive in their relevant fields.

One of the least known, yet most impressive mediums was named Leonora Piper, and lived and practiced at the end of the 19th century. She remains to this day one of the most scientifically studied, analyzed, poked and prodded medium in the history of parapsychology research. While the passage of time has relegated her name to the great pile of unknowns in our present, modern day society, she had a greater impact in the study of survival research (the study of life continuing after bodily death) than just about any other individual psychic reader on record.

One of the most salient and convincing aspects of her skills and talents were not just the startling revelations she would share while in a trance state, but also – her own refusal to monetize or brag about her skills. Ms. Piper remained as curious about her talents as those who traveled vast distances to study her, never herself even sure as to what was happening (or what she was revealing to a shocked audience) while in her trance.

Leonora Piper and the readings she led to one of the scientists dedicated to exposing her as a fraud (Frederick Meyers) to do a complete about face in his skeptical beliefs, and write the seminal work on life after death – "Humanity and it's Survival of Bodily Death ", in which he outlined his new theories on the soul and it's evolution beyond this world.

Today, we see mediums like Sylvia Brown, John Edwards, George Anderson and many others fill the airways with their prognostics about the lives (and deaths) of people who travel from near and far to see them. Many look to these types of readings as a lifeline to loved ones who are no longer with us.

Others look at the very same mediums and their readings as opportunistic and exploitative in that they can be very expensive, and often seemingly take advantage of people who will give anything for another opportunity to "talk" to a lost loved one.

Everyone needs to make their own decision on this – my feeling is, I DO believe in the continuation of consciousness, have HAD my own experiences of the same, but WOULD NOT be comfortable charging five hundred dollars an hour to someone who needs to REINFORCE their belief that they will indeed see their loved ones again. I would simply recommend that ANYONE who wants to learn the very same skills, do so – as they exist within us all.

Famous Men, Who Were Aries

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Here is a list of top 10 famous men, who were Aries, but before that we would like to brief you about how an Aries man is in general. This will make it easier for you relate to the lives of the men as discussed below. An Aries man usually is an energetic and at the same time an impulsive man. They have an organized thought process, yet are passionate. The most interesting aspect of an Aries man is that he wants to conquer his own fears as he is scared in one way or the other. This lends them a unique strength of character which in turn helps them achieve success.

Adolf Hitler ­- This German dictator who changed history is an Aries man who had indoctrinated a whole nation at one point of time. His staunch beliefs, charisma, and the power of oration made him a distinct man in its own ways. He is still regarded as the greatest leaders of the world.

Al Gore – Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. was the 45th Vice President of the U.S.A. This Democrat is an environmentalist along with being a politician. This Harvard graduate has played multiple roles in his life which includes a stint in the military, journalist, and later he joined active politics.

David Blaine – David Blaine White is an illusionist and is definitely the most well known endurance artists of the U.S. He compared to Harry Houdini and in fact he is quite an admired magician.

Eric Clapton -Eric Patrick Clapton is a man of several talents that include song writing, singing, and playing the guitar. His journey from The Yardbirds to being Eric Clapton was definitely that not easy. However with sheer hard work and the immeasurable talent certainly paved way to get through many difficulties.

Hugh Hefner – Hugh Marston “Hef” Hefner is one of the most famous publishers of all time. His magazine line called “Playboy” was one of its kind back in the early 1950’s. The year was 1953 that he distinctly remembers was the year when he raised money with furniture mortgage and a few investors to start up this adult magazine which was going to stun the world!

Henry James – Henry Jamesis a notable American writer of the 19th century who is popular for his imagery. Since he had been shuttling between Europe and the United States, he had experienced many exceptional things. He had given those experiences the flights of fantasy and spun words around them creating a make belief that his novels constantly expressed.

Kofi Annan – Kofi Atta Annan is an eminent personality who needs no introduction at all. This politician from Ghana had been the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations. This is not all about him as he has received the most prestigious award that anyone can think of which is the Nobel Prize in the year 2001 for peace. His contribution to the community is immense which is why he is respected by people all across world.

Larry Page – Lawrence”Larry” Page is an American entrepreneur and a computer genius. He is the co-founder of the famous search engine called Google win joint collaboration with Sergey Brin. He has shown how no idea is small and there is nothing called impossible. He was the youngest entrepreneur at a time and his labor that went into Google has transformed it into one of the trendiest search engines.

Pope Benedict XVI – Born as Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in Germany, is the religious head of the Catholic Church. His papacy started in 2005 and he is quite an influential man in the Vatican. His fundamentals rest in teaching salvation and God’s unrestraint love for us. His charitable works have always been the topic of discussion and inspiration.

Tommy Hilfiger – Thomas Jacob “Tommy” Hilfiger is the final name that we can come up with among so many names. He is a renowned fashion designer who has become a brand that has been accepted as one the best brands worldwide. The brand has everything right from watches, bags, clothes, shoes to spectacles. This name has become a major brand name these days and there no doubts about it.

The reason why we have incorporated all these names has special relevance that you will notice once you recall their life stories. These men have lived up to the expectations of many and proven to be true Aries in a positive manner.

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Hiring Some Ghost Writers

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A ghost writer is a person who writes any form of text, including books or even music, that is accredited to the person he is writing for. They are often used by famous people such as celebrities, politicians, business executives and other high profile people in the public limelight to write memoirs, autobiographies, music or anything else they desire. Written work such as books can be either fiction or nonfiction.

Ghost writers do not have to write all the work; they may do the research and create a rough draft, and then leave the writing to the client. Or they may do a draft of the work, or just edit and fill in some more information after being given a draft. If writing from scratch without a rough draft, the ghost writer will do the research on the material to be written, and the work is presented as if the client did it. That means getting the tone and the language of the client right.

If the ghost writers are working with a rough draft, they will do the research and then add the information that needs to be added, then arrange and edit the book so that it is a well-finished product. In any of these cases, a writer will work with some input from the client, because they have to get the information right and ensure that they write as if they are their clients – as much as humanly possible.

The person who wants a ghost to do some writing work will contact the writer and express to him what his needs are. As in any other career, ghost writers will be sourced from professional organizations, word of mouth, job boards and other traditional methods. The writer will then spend some time researching on what they have been commissioned to write about. This can take varying amounts of time depending on what the ghost will be writing, but the average time for a book manuscript is anywhere from three to six months, up to a year.

After the work is done, the client decides if he will acknowledge the ghost writer's efforts. The ghost can be acknowledged on the cover of a book, or if writing for an article, the ghost's name may appear in the byline. In most cases, however, the ghost will not be publicly acknowledged.

A ghost writer will be paid according to the arrangements with the client. He can be paid by getting an advance before the work is begun, and he may additionally get royalties from sales of the book. He can also be paid by getting a percentage of the fee before he commences the work, then after he is finished he gets the rest of the fee. High profile clients such as public figures, political leaders, celebrities and well-known executives will pay more than the less-known clients.

Writing can be a daunting task for those who do not have the skills or time, but with the help of ghost writers it is possible to produce quality work.

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Famous Killers – Prominent Murderers of the 1800s

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Throughout history, murderers have always seemed to rivet the attention of the public. Hapless victims, their calculated killers, and all the gruesome details of the crime seem to fascinate most people, and the trials are oftentimes sensational events that attract the masses. Killers committing their heinous crimes during the 19th century were no different than the ones of today, but a few of these criminals stand out in history.

Champ Ferguson – The story of Champ Ferguson is set in the mountains of Tennessee during the height of the American Civil War. For reasons not completely clear, Ferguson became a staunch supporter of the Rebel cause; some say Union soldiers raped his wife and daughter, while others say that the Confederacy promised him clemency on an existing murder charge if he promised his support. Whatever his reasons were, Ferguson became one of the most notorious and feared guerrillas in Tennessee, and also one of the most prolific killers of Union soldiers and supporters in the area. Noted for his sadistic tendencies when he found a new victim, Ferguson is estimated to have killed over 100 people, though he was only tried for the murders of 53. Ferguson was arrested and tried for murder in May of 1865, creating something of a spectacle for a public eager to see him sentenced to death. Though Ferguson freely admitted to committing the many murders, he maintained that his acts were part of military activities and he only killed those who would have killed him. Ferguson was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to hang on October 20, 1865. His death closed the chapter of one of the South’s most notorious guerrilla fighters, feared by some and revered by others.

H. H. Holmes – Known by many as America’s first documented serial killer, H. H. Holmes is responsible for the deaths of as many as 100 people, though he confessed to only 27 of those murders. Born in New Hampshire in 1860 under the name Herman Webster Mudgett, Holmes is best known for the time he spent in Chicago during the World’s Fair in 1893. After graduating from medical school in Michigan, Holmes moved to Chicago to practice pharmacy. Dispensing medicine, however, was not high on his priority list, and instead he became involved in a number of shady business deals swindling people out of their money. In 1893, construction began on The Castle, which would serve as his home/office, a hotel for visitors to the fair, and ultimately, his killing grounds. The building was three stories high, covered an entire city block, and had a floorplan that would confound even the most experienced architect. The third floor was a sort of labyrinth, with windowless rooms, doors opening to nowhere, stairs leading to nowhere, and many more oddities. This was where Holmes committed his murders, torturing his victims and sending their bodies down secret passageways to the basement where they were either burned or dissected and sold to medical schools. When the World’s Fair concluded, Holmes left Chicago looking for more opportunities to increase his wealth and his victim count. When he was caught in an insurance fraud scheme with his associate Benjamin Pitezel, who he had killed along with three of Pitezel’s children, Holmes was tracked and finally arrested in Boston. After his arrest, The Castle was searched and authorities began uncovering evidence of some of the most gruesome crimes ever committed. After a trial lasting only five days, Holmes was convicted of murder and sentenced to the gallows on May 7, 1896. The story of H. H. Holmes is perhaps one of the most disturbing, yet fascinating, ventures into the mind of a killer.

Octavius Barron – While Octavius Barron didn’t earn quite as much notoriety as the two killers above, he is notable because at the young age of 18, he was responsible for the first murder in the city of Rochester, New York. William Lyman was a respected man in the city, with a successful job and growing family. On the night of October 20, 1837, he left his office to return home to his wife and four children. He never made it. As Lyman walked toward his house, he was shot in the back of the head at point blank range, robbed of several hundred dollars, and left dead in an alley. Hearing the shot, a young boy living in a house nearby alerted his father, who then called police. While authorities were busy collecting evidence at the crime scene, Barron was at the local tavern waving Lyman’s money around and boasting of the murder to his friends. It didn’t take long for this cavalier attitude to come to an end, however, as Barron was arrested just hours after pulling the trigger. The case against him was strong, and as he was already known around town as being a habitual gambler and drinker, the young man was easily convicted of the murder. Octavius Barron hung for his crime on June 7, 1838, and with his death justice was served. But the tale doesn’t stop here; though William Lyman’s life had ended, his story continued.

You can learn more about Octavius Barron, William Lyman, and the surprising details of these men’s fates in the documentary “Visions: True Stories of the Supernatural” by Ad-Hoc Productions. Go to http://www.ad-hoc-productions.com/trailers.html for more information.

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Famous French Quotes and Their American Counterparts

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The relationship between France and the United States has often been strained, with one side often criticizing the other over some perceived cultural deficiency. In recent history, certain popular elements in the United States have taken to labelling France as a nation of wimps as a result of France not backing the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. France, in turn, has accused the United States of being aggressive and arrogant. However, a quick read of some of the most well-known French quotes will show that France and the U.S. actually have many similarities in thought and view things the same way. Here is a sampling: you be the judge.

Renard (French) has been quoted:
“La vérité vaut bien qu’on passe quelques années sans la trouver.”
This is translated into English as “Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.” Although we do not have the exact equivalent in English, we do have the idea that if something comes too easy, it’s easy to take for granted.

As a mirror of what is considered the “Protestant work ethic”, consider this quote from the great French writer and philosopher Voltaire: “Le travail éloigne de nous trois grands maux: l’ennui, le vice et le besoin.”
In English: “Work delivers us from three great evils: boredom, vice and want.” Don’t we in the United States hold similar values regarding work?

And in this quote from Banville, we see what we think is the very American idea that it’s good to take risks, because “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
In French, “Et ceux qui ne font rien ne se trompent jamais.” The English translation is “Those who never do anything can never do anything wrong.”
This quote is a good indication that the French probably place similar values on getting out of one’s comfort zone and just going for it, whether or not you are sure of the outcome and even if you are scared to do so. Doesn’t sound so wimpy to me!

And finally, in a takeoff of our glorified American who “…marches to the beat of a different drummer,” Roland has been quoted as saying “Le monde appelle fous ceux qui ne sont pas fous de la folie commune.” This is translated as “Mad are labelled those who do not take part in the common madness.” If that’s not a call for individuals to follow their hearts and do what’s right, something Americans place a very high value on, I don’t know what is.

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Hiring Some Ghost Writers

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A ghost writer is a person who writes any form of text, including books or even music, that is accredited to the person he is writing for. They are often used by famous people such as celebrities, politicians, business executives and other high profile people in the public limelight to write memoirs, autobiographies, music or anything else they desire. Written work such as books can be either fiction or nonfiction.

Ghost writers do not have to write all the work; they may do the research and create a rough draft, and then leave the writing to the client. Or they may do a draft of the work, or just edit and fill in some more information after being given a draft. If writing from scratch without a rough draft, the ghost writer will do the research on the material to be written, and the work is presented as if the client did it. That means getting the tone and the language of the client right.

If the ghost writers are working with a rough draft, they will do the research and then add the information that needs to be added, then arrange and edit the book so that it is a well-finished product. In any of these cases, a writer will work with some input from the client, because they have to get the information right and ensure that they write as if they are their clients – as much as humanly possible.

The person who wants a ghost to do some writing work will contact the writer and express to him what his needs are. As in any other career, ghost writers will be sourced from professional organizations, word of mouth, job boards and other traditional methods. The writer will then spend some time researching on what they have been commissioned to write about. This can take varying amounts of time depending on what the ghost will be writing, but the average time for a book manuscript is anywhere from three to six months, up to a year.

After the work is done, the client decides if he will acknowledge the ghost writer's efforts. The ghost can be acknowledged on the cover of a book, or if writing for an article, the ghost's name may appear in the byline. In most cases, however, the ghost will not be publicly acknowledged.

A ghost writer will be paid according to the arrangements with the client. He can be paid by getting an advance before the work is begun, and he may additionally get royalties from sales of the book. He can also be paid by getting a percentage of the fee before he commences the work, then after he is finished he gets the rest of the fee. High profile clients such as public figures, political leaders, celebrities and well-known executives will pay more than the less-known clients.

Writing can be a daunting task for those who do not have the skills or time, but with the help of ghost writers it is possible to produce quality work.

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Sample Cover Letter For High School Students

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Many teenagers who pass high school look for part time or full time jobs for earning pocket money. A job can be an experience building stepping stone if you already know what type of career you would like to make in future. Nowadays there is huge number of jobs available for high school student. You just need to prepare an effective cover letter if you want to secure a decent job.

In this article I would like to provide a sample of a high school cover letter which would help high school students, particularly juniors and seniors who want to enter the workforce.

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State, Zip Code

Your Phone #

Your Email

Date

Employer Name

Company

Address

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr. /Ms. Last Name,

I am responding to the employment opportunity listed on your website. Please accept this letter and accompanying resume as evidence of my interest in applying for this job. I feel my qualifications and my skills would prove to be an asset for your organization.

I have recently passed high school from a well known school. Now, I am looking for an honored job that will add experience to my building career. Here are some of my key strengths that I would bring to the position. I am:

1. A self-starter.

2. Disciplined.

3. An excellent communicator.

4. Very willing and eager to learn new things.

5. Exceptional at customer service.

6. Great team worker.

Accepting challenges is the foundation of my life experiences and something I do with confidence. You will find me a totally committed individual with pride in being direct, spontaneous and communicative. I can maintain records, perform numerical calculations with accuracy and I need little direction to complete assigned tasks. These are the qualities that make an excellent candidate for this post.

I was responsible for handling and organizing various important activities in my school. I have even participated in numerous cultural activities. I have working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Excel and Internet.

I would appreciate your consideration of my credentials. If you do think there is a shared interest, I would greet the chance to meet with you to hear more about your company, the requirements of the position, and how my skills would be a good fit.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Your Signature

Your Typed Name

I hope my article will help you in preparing a high-quality and eye-catching high school student cover letter.

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Eulogy Sample Appropriate For a Departed Co-Worker

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It’s a cliché to say that death is part of life. However, even if that exhortation has been said countless of times, it remains that all funeral services and wakes are still events that can be awkward. To play it safe, most people would just utter a few words of condolences to the family and keep quiet the whole time.

However, one cannot turn down a family member if they request a eulogy from a representative of the deceased person’s workplace. What should you do if you have been chosen to speak a few words to remember your co-worker by? Having a eulogy sample as a guide can help in writing one.

First, one should consider the relationship with the recently departed. The tone of the eulogy will depend if the deceased is one’s superior, someone with the same rank in the office, or one’s subordinate. The eulogy sample will help one in writing this. Next, one should consider the audience. Keep in mind that the eulogy is for them and the deceased. Avoid bringing up one’s personal agenda or issues. It is important then to have an outline when writing the eulogy. When the time comes to deliver this speech, stick to what one has written.

To get more information aside from the outline provided by a eulogy sample, there is a detailed eulogy writing kit one can consult. Eulogies Made Easy will not just help in guiding one on how to write a eulogy. Other information like famous eulogies, funeral poems, handling grief, dealing with family members, and do’s and don’ts are also included.

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7 Thai Phrases You Should Learn to Impress a Thai Girl

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So, you’ve decided to take my advise and find a Thai girlfriend. Great! That is the first step to a very happy life for you. So the first thing is to go out and find a girl. My past articles have given some great advise on how to do that and there will be plenty more advise in the future. But once you do find that special Thai girl, you will want to impress her by knowing a few words/phrases that will come in handy when impressing your new Thai beauty.

Today, I’ll go over 7 Thai words/phrases that you should know when dating or trying to date a girl either online or when traveling to Thailand. Keep in mind that these are rough English pronunciations to the actual Thai words. The good news is that most Thai girls can read at least a little English and will be able to understand these English written Thai words and phrases if you are chatting online using IM or on Thai dating websites. Let’s get started!

1. The first thing you should learn is to tell your Thai girl that she looks beautiful. This can be said as the following: Sway mak. The word “sway” means beautiful and “mak” translates into very. Alternatively, you can say: “Narak mak” which translates to “very cute”.

2. Next, you should know what she might reply to you when you tell here she is beautiful. She may just say “hob khun ka” which is Thai for “thank you”. Or she may be sassy and say “pak waan” which means “sweet mouth”. This is a cute and flirty way of a Thai girl that means she doesn’t fully believe your sweet words to her.

3. If you are just meeting your Thai lady, you might want to ask her if she already has a boyfriend or kick, To do this, say: “Khun me faen mai?” This literally translates to: “you have boyfriend?”

4. When you are starting to get serious with your Thai girlfriend, it might be time to start calling her by the name that Thai ladies love. The word is “tirak”. When you call her this, she’ll literally melt with happiness. But just be sure that you mean it first!

5. If you are talking to a girl and it’s late, you might want to tell her “sweet dreams”. To do this you can say: “Faan dee”. She’ll really like that and go to sleep thinking of you. Trust me.

6. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly is the first night you go on a date. If you are in Thailand, make sure to go to a nice romantic restaurant and bring a bottle of wine. Raise you glass and say “chon gaow”. If you are drinking from a bottle, say “chon cuord”. “Gaow” means glass and “cuord” means bottle.

7. The final phrase you will want to learn when dating a Thai girl is the big “L” word. To say I love you, simply say “Pom rak khun”. I’ll leave the rest up to you!

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How To Write Songs: 5 Ways to Beat Writer's Block

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This is part of an article series about how to write songs, which I am writing entirely from my own experience as a songwriter. I do not have any formal training and have not studied under any great teachers in the field, but I seem to have a knack for it, and it is my passion and livelihood. I have taught a number of successful songwriting workshops and am happily pursuing a career as an independent recording artist, performer, and producer. I hope these articles help you. If you like what you see, please comment with your own songwriting tips, questions, or success stories.

In this article I will share five different techniques that have helped me to shake myself free of writer's block.

1. Take a Walk

I have written many, many songs while walking. I once wrote an entire song while delivering flyers for my home teaching business. (If you're a fan of my music, you might be interested to know that I'm talking about It All Winds Up in the Glass from Thought Experiment .)

Taking a walk is a time-honored technique for clearing the mind. Try not to think too much about the songwriting process at first, and do not give yourself a destination. Just walk around for a while and the ideas will start to flow, like magic. It might be a good idea to take a recording device along with you to record your ideas, unless you have a very good memory. If you normally write with an instrument, like a guitar or piano, you might be surprised at how beneficial it can be to get away from your instrument for once. Which brings me to my next tip:

2. Change Instruments

If you normally write on the guitar, give the piano or keyboard a try. Even if you do not think you know how to play the piano, plunking around on the keys might give you an idea for a melody. Getting away from instruments entirely can also be helpful. We tend to fall into certain habits and patterns when we play an instrument. If we get away from them and just hum or sing to ourselves, it gives us a chance to approach songwriting from a new angle.

3. Automatic Writing

Sit down in a quiet, calm place with a pen and paper (or your computer) and just write. Write as fast as you can and do your best not to think about it. If you have not done this before, you may feel self-conscious at first, but be patient. Once you learn to write without thinking, you will begin accessing your subconscious mind and giving it a voice. You may be very surprised at what comes out. This is a good way to come up with lyric ideas. They may need editing, but automatic writing can produce some wonderfully visceral and powerful lyrics.

4. Draw Stories From Your Life

Some of the best songs you can write will be based on your own experience. I'm talking about vivid life experiences: the very best and very worst things that have ever happened to you. What matters most, though, is not so much what has happened to you, but how you feel about it. For instance, if you had a difficult breakup, you may resist writing a song about it, thinking that it's already been done to death. If you think about your own experience of that breakup, though, you will find something unique that could make a truly beautiful song. How did the pain feel , physically, in your chest, belly or throat? What were the dreams that you had to give up? What are the images that come to your head when you think of it? Going to the heart of your own experiences can create very powerful lyrics.

5. Draw Stories from Mythology and History

Are you interested in history or mythology? If you have not really thought about it before, this is a good time to start. There are millions of wonderful stories that make wonderful subject matter for songwriting. Singing of the deeds of heroes, the power of gods, and the fate of nations has kept songwriters busy for millennia.

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