Timed Clintonesque election propaganda from National Resources Defense Council tries to make Latinos fearful of climate

This hit my inbox a few minutes ago, ironically it was marked as a “possible phishing scam” which I suppose after reading it, makes perfect sense. The timing of this is for the election cycle, after Hillary Clinton and Al Gore worked overtime to make it look like Hurricane Matthew was driven by climate change, when it actually wasn’t. Because Matthew affected parts of Florida, with a high Latino population…. well then there you go…they are “hard hit”.

Bear in mind that given the Podesta emails, this is nothing more than a political ploy, likely well coordinated with the Clinton campaign. For example, here’s this email from last year:


Source: https://wikileaks.com/podesta-emails/emailid/7573

There are others, such as this one where NRDC asks for the Clinton campaign to recommend a successor for the NRDC president position, formerly held by Frances Beinecke.

So, clearly, “a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council” is nothing more than a coordinated and timed political machination aka, propaganda.

NRDC Report: Latinos Are Especially Hard-hit by Climate Change

Factors include extreme heat, flooding, outdoors work, lack of access to health care; but Latinos also can greatly benefit from climate action and the clean energy revolution

WASHINGTON (October 13, 2016) – The nation’s 56 million Latinos are especially vulnerable to the health threats posed by climate change because of where they live, work and lack access to health care, a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council said. Latinos therefore stand to benefit greatly from concerted efforts to reduce carbon pollution, which fuels global warming, according to “Nuestro Futuro: Climate Change and U.S. Latinos.”

“It’s no wonder Latinos in the United States overwhelmingly demand climate action: They are extremely vulnerable to hazard and harm from this widening environmental threat,” said Adrianna Quintero, a co-author of the report and director of partner engagement at NRDC. “In so many ways—from where they live and work to dire challenges they face in gaining access to health care—Latinos are at Ground Zero for climate impacts.

“But there’s a silver lining— Latinos, and all Americans, also can gain real and sizable health and economic benefits as we cut the carbon pollution driving climate change and transition to smarter, cleaner energy that powers our future,” Quintero said.

“Nuestro Futuro,” a comprehensive review of dozens of the latest studies and reports in the United States lays out the array of health and economic impacts that Latinos face as a result of climate change:

* A majority live in California, Texas, Florida and New York, states that are among the most affected by extreme heat, air pollution, and flooding.

* Latinos are heavily represented in crop and livestock production and construction, where they’re at elevated risk from climate-change-boosted extreme heat. They are three times more likely to die on the job from excessive heat than non-Latinos.

* Latinos generally have less health insurance coverage than non-Latinos, so they struggle to access health care when afflicted by climate-related illnesses.

There is a flip-side: U.S. Latinos also stand to receive tremendous health, safety and economic benefits from action to reduce the impacts of climate change. This helps explain why Latinos—often seen as mainly concerned about immigration issues—rank acting on climate high as a national priority. Furthermore, the report notes, they can help accelerate a clean energy revolution, creating clean energy jobs, saving people money on electric bills and protecting future generations from climate catastrophe.

“The millions of people in the United States who identify as Hispanic or Latino are remarkably diverse—and remarkably united. They are worried that climate change, if unchecked, will harm their families, communities and country. And they want action now to avoid its worst impacts,” said Maria Cardona, a board member of Voces Verdes who participated in the telephone-based press conference held to release the report.

The Nuestro Futuro report highlights these polling findings:

* 9 in 10 Latinos want climate action, and 86 percent support carbon pollution limits on power plants- a key driver of climate change. In contrast, a recent Associated Press poll found that 65 percent of all Americans think climate change is a problem that the government needs to address.

* A majority of Latinos, 59 percent, do not believe there’s a trade-off between environmental reforms and economic growth.

The report also catalogues these other health impacts Latinos face:

* Nearly 25 million of the country’s 56 million Latinos live in the 15 worst areas for ground-level ozone pollution, which puts people at risk for premature death, lung cancer, asthma attacks and other health ailments. The areas include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas, New York and Houston.

* In 2015, 48 percent of the nation’s crop and livestock production workers and 28 percent of construction workers were Latinos, working in outdoor jobs that put them at high risk from extreme heat.

* Nationally, farm and construction workers accounted for 58 percent of job-related heat deaths, and Hispanics had three-fold more risk of dying from the heat on the job than non-Hispanics, and the report cites studies in California, North Carolina and Oregon.

* On average Hispanic children suffer the same from asthma as non-Hispanics, but they are 70 percent more likely to be admitted to the hospital and, alarmingly, twice as like to die from asthma as non-Hispanics.

* And millions of Latinos are undocumented immigrants and not eligible for disaster aid offered to help people recover from extreme weather damages to property.

Flooding from sea level rise and storms, both amplified by climate change, also hit Latino families especially hard. Many of them live along the coasts, often lack health insurance and have fewer resources to become resilient when confronted by climate impacts, according to the report.

For example, southern Florida—home to 2.7 million Hispanics—could experience some of the highest impacts from rising seas and hurricane-driven flooding in the country. Communities including Miami, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg could see floodwaters rushing higher and farther into their streets with climate change, according to the report.

“Millions of Latinos live in cities with pollution-choked air and along our coasts where seas are rising. They are in the vortex of climate health impacts,” said Juan Declet-Barreto, a health scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists who participated in the report release. “We know this: If we don’t reduce the carbon pollution fueling climate change, more will become ill, and more will die.”

Finally, the report concludes with recommendations that urge Latinos and all Americans to support full implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy; back policies that track and cut air pollution in the nation’s transportation system; demand strong energy efficiency programs from utilities; and work to accelerate policies that promote clean wind and solar power and the jobs they’ll create.

“There is a huge, untapped opportunity to reduce electricity bills for Latinos, including the nearly five million Hispanic residents in multifamily rental housing,” said Jorge Madrid, a Voces Verdes board member also participating in the report release. “Increasing investment in energy efficiency programs could help reduce energy burdens and energy consumption in Latino and other underserved communities, cut costs associated with late bill payments and shutoffs, boost the local economy—and create many clean energy jobs.”

For the Nuestro Futuro report in English and Spanish, a one-page summary in English, blogs on the issue and other materials, click here: https://www.nrdc.org/resources/nuestro-futuro-climate-change-and-us-latino


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Greg Woods
October 13, 2016 11:57 am

As if there were one kind of uniform ‘Latino’. Just watch out for those storms and droughts that target those Spics (naughty word, I know)….

Bryan A
Reply to  Greg Woods
October 13, 2016 12:43 pm

Lets see…
Latinos can’t handle heat so it’s obviously colder in their native country…Riiight (Central America is SO cold compared to the USA’s portion of Northern America)
Latinos have very little health care access because of where they live…Riiight (Doesn’t Obamacare offer healthcare to everyone?)
Simple solution, allow them all to relocate to Canada.
Much cooler climate with summer lasting June 25th to 26th
State sponsered health care so they all have health care.
Or, if things are so climatically inhospitable here for them, perhaps they should consider going back to their native lands where they are already acclimatized.

Jeff L
October 13, 2016 12:01 pm

What will hit all lower income earners hard is the increased fuel prices they will see with a carbon tax & other similar measures to fight the CAGW beast.
Of course, the NRDC doesn’t talk about costs, only imagined benefits. This is truly an abuse of the public trust. Immoral & unethical !

Joe Crawford
Reply to  Jeff L
October 13, 2016 1:22 pm

I like to see the survey results after you inform them that their electricity rates will probably double after implementation of Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. I also have a bit of a problem with “three-fold more risk of dying from the heat on the job than non-Hispanics, and the report cites studies in California, North Carolina and Oregon.” Guess I didn’t know it got that hot in Oregon. Can’t argue with coastal North Caroline on exceptionally hot days with its high humidity. It can get as bad as Houston, Texas. In fact the hottest and most uncomfortable day we had on the boat was crossing Albemarle Sound on a trip from the NW Caribbean to the Chesapeake Bay one August.

Tom O
Reply to  Joe Crawford
October 14, 2016 11:06 am

But this report definitely says cheaper energy. How can you possible believe that electricity will double? Okay, so I am probably being a smart butt.

Tom Halla
October 13, 2016 12:02 pm

Hillary, Podesta, and the NRDC really think Latinos are naive people who cannot do simple web research. Some are, but so are some Anglos. My grandfather’s family has been in the US for over a hundred years, and knows policicians and scam artists (yea I know that is redundant!).

mark - Helsinki
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 13, 2016 1:30 pm

When you spend a billion to get a 250k a year job, you know the game is rigged

Reply to  mark - Helsinki
October 14, 2016 9:51 am

If I had a billion, I would take a 25% return … especially if the job didn’t entail any real work or time input.
Hell, find me a $25K/year long term make believe job and I’ll give you a $100k in return.

October 13, 2016 12:06 pm

This message sounds racist. Are they implying that all Latinos are migrant farm employees?
“There is a huge, untapped opportunity to reduce electricity bills for Latinos, including the nearly five million Hispanic residents in multifamily rental housing,” said Jorge Madrid, a Voces Verdes board member also participating in the report release.
AND there is a huge, untapped opportunity to increase everyone’s electric bill by charging a carbon tax.
Does anybody really believe the Democrats will reduce the costs of energy?

Reply to  lorcanbonda
October 13, 2016 12:47 pm

“This message sounds racist.”
Indeed it is. It makes racial and ethnic background an issue, as if descendants of Spanish emigrants were a different race with different needs than say France and German originating Americans.
To tell you the truth, Americans have an obsession to racial things. Democrats more than Republicans.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Hugs
October 13, 2016 2:09 pm

I had a n idle conversation with a woman I know, and we got around to discussing our childhoods. She related how the parents of some of her classmates wouldn’t let her come over anymore when they found out she was Puerto Rican.
Me: “Huh? What do you mean?”
Her: “Puerto Rican. You know.”
Me: <>
Her: “Hello, last name Velez??”
Me: “Ohhh…I never thought about it.”
It gave us both something to think about.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Hugs
October 13, 2016 2:39 pm

It’s called “divide and conquer”. Divide the population based on some artificial or surface differences then them get to believe that if you “vote for me, I’ll advance your group. Maybe even put it first!”.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Those words were the goal of The US Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
All kids are taught about that ideal today is that the guy who wrote owned slaves so of what value could they be?

South River Independent
Reply to  Hugs
October 13, 2016 10:35 pm

It is self-evident that all men are not created equal. Children learn that at an early age. It is not necessarily based on race or ethnicity, but on behavior and performance. For example, the modern trend to give awards to all participants in youth sports leagues does not fool the kids. They know who the good players (and bad players) are. Free men are not equal and equal men are not free.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Hugs
October 14, 2016 7:41 am

The word is “equal”, not “the same”. And the context is “rights” that a just Government is to preserve, not the “right” of an equal outcome or success. Free men are free to fail or succeed in their endeavors as long as they don’t infringe on another’s rights.
South River Independent, you are correct in that that understanding has been lost.

Tom O
Reply to  Hugs
October 14, 2016 11:09 am

“Racism” is in the eye of the racist. If you see “racism” all over the place, then you are probably a racist. Not referring to Hugs, here, as s/he is only pointing out what we are “taught.” Yes, this article IS “racist” since it does single out “Latinos” as somehow less able to adapt than “non-Latinos.”

South River Independent
Reply to  Hugs
October 14, 2016 1:01 pm

We are in full agreement on this issue Gunga Din.

October 13, 2016 12:06 pm

“There is a huge, untapped opportunity to increase electricity bills for Latinos, including the nearly five million Hispanic residents in multifamily rental housing,” is what Jorge Madrid should have more realistically said.

Curious George
October 13, 2016 12:09 pm

On average Hispanic children suffer the same from asthma as non-Hispanics, but they are 70 percent more likely to be admitted to the hospital.
What it they were 70% less likely to be admitted to the hospital? Vote Clinton, she will manage.

Reply to  Curious George
October 13, 2016 1:05 pm

Possibly because (mostly illegals?) don’t have insurance and use the hospitals for treatment (just more drag on the regular taxpayer).

October 13, 2016 12:15 pm

What about all those Latinos south of the border, down Mexico way and the rest? How do they cope with these terrible conditions? Bodies everywhere, no-one left alive wth the strength to clear them away.

Janice Moore
October 13, 2016 12:16 pm

Too funny.
Trump can obliterate that bogus junk with one word:
That is what “Latinos” care about.
(They also do not like virtually unvetted immigrants from known-Islam!k-terrorist-sympathetic nations pouring into the United States.)

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Janice Moore
October 14, 2016 2:35 am

Janice, Latinos don’t have time for jobs, they’re too busy catching up on their Latin declensions, etc. (I remember someone said something like that once….Dan Quayle) So that’ll be ‘mundi calefactio incessabilis’. [grin]

Janice Moore
Reply to  Harry Passfield
October 14, 2016 6:48 am


October 13, 2016 12:29 pm

One would think they have been hit harder by Coca Cola….

Phil R
October 13, 2016 12:50 pm

Are they saying now that “climate change” is selectively targeting Latinos? According to all SJW theory, that is unquestionably r@cist, so you would think that the socialists progressives would be against it.

Phillip Bratby
October 13, 2016 12:51 pm

I gave a talk today on the subject of climate change and one of the things I said was that if any article mentioned “carbon pollution”, you knew it was pure propaganda. Bingo!

October 13, 2016 12:53 pm

And what about the Sabines and the Etruscans?

Reply to  urederra
October 13, 2016 1:25 pm

Et tu, Brute!

October 13, 2016 12:57 pm

1)“There is a huge, untapped opportunity to reduce electricity bills for Latinos..”
Yes because wind and solar are so much cheaper, just ask Australia or Germany.
2) The last time I checked CO2 didn’t cause respiratory diseases at all. Maybe water vapor does? Yes, particulate pollution is bad. I think we all agree on that.
3) The Latino guys who worked for me in Austin were the last people to bitch about the heat, in fact they never did.
4) News Flash!! People are affected by the weather where they live!!

Reply to  chilemike
October 13, 2016 2:42 pm

Chilemike, you are trying to inject facts into warmunist propaganda. Doesn’t work with warmunists, and not needed for everybody else. A+ for effort, though.

Reply to  chilemike
October 13, 2016 11:54 pm
October 13, 2016 1:02 pm

Some time in the 1960s a lawyer came up with the term “disparate impact”. Democrats have been using this concept to parse the voting population into smaller and smaller groups of victims ever since, with the purpose of buying votes and the effect of destroying the fabric of the nation.

Mike Maguire
October 13, 2016 1:10 pm

Agriculture is really taking a beating from climate change in the world’s most productive corn and soybean growing region.
2015-Hottest year ever
2015-Record corn and soybean production
2016-Hottest year ever?
2016-New Record corn and soybean yield/production
From yesterdays updated USDA crop production forecast:
“Corn production is forecast at 15.1 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last
year but down slightly from the September forecast. Based on conditions as of
October 1, yields are expected to average 173.4 bushels per acre, down
1 bushel from the September forecast but up 5 bushels from 2015. If realized,
this will be the highest yield and production on record for the
United States.”
“Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.27 billion bushels, up 2 percent
from September and up 9 percent from last year. Based on October 1
conditions, yields are expected to average a record 51.4 bushels per acre, up
0.8 bushel from last month and up 3.4 bushels from last year.”
But years like this, which far out number years with adverse weather……….are just from weather(not climate)
However, when we had the first widespread severe drought since 1988(after 24 growing seasons without one), in the year 2012……..that was from Climate Change!
Climate change causes and/or increases isolated bad weather events. When we are having long stretches of favorable conditions….that’s just weather.
Funny how these times frames regarding climate and weather have been flipped in order to define climate change in a way that allows it to capture isolated weather extremes but not get any credit for decades worth of historically good weather that has dominated most regions.

mark - Helsinki
Reply to  Mike Maguire
October 13, 2016 2:01 pm

The UN Science advisory board comes to mind, their advice to the UN, when tasked with helping direct science. “We need $1 trillion.. oh and science or something”

October 13, 2016 1:28 pm

Reduce Electricity Bills! I live in the Canadian province of Ontario. Over the last ten years the governing Liberals have closed all of the coal-fired generating plants and replaced them with wind, solar and bio-fuel. Oh yeah I forgot, they also built nineteen (19) new gas-fired generating plants (mostly “Peeker” plants) over the same period to back them up. This was all about Saving The Planet, don’t you know!
The average Output from wind over the past 8 months I have been tracking (currently 3923 MW Capacity) is 22.8% or 902 MW. During the past hot summer the average Output dropped to 17.7% of Capacity. Source Independent Electricity Suppliers of Ontario website http://www.ieso.ca.
The result from my own electricity bills : a more than doubling (110%) of the electricity rates over the last ten years (2006-2016). In addition the people of Ontario now face both a provincial (2017) and a federal “Carbon” tax (2018). The number of households unable to pay their electricity bills: 2013 – 185,000 households (average owed $292.00); 2015 – 225,000 households (average owed $467.00). If the cold winter (5th in the last 10 years) forecast by the Farmer’s Almanac comes to past a lot of people are going to be in big trouble.
So-called “green” energy and so-called “carbon” taxes massively drive up the price of electricity along with the price of everything, including Food. The other “Basic” that has skyrocketed in price is Water, as water treatment is very energy (electricity) intensive. The people with low and fixed incomes, the ones that “Liberals” profess to care and speak for, are being hurt the most. The Al Gore’s and David Suzuki’s of the world don’t care one wit for higher energy prices, most other people do.
Possibly, maybe, the people in this province are finally waking up. There was a by-election this past September – the Liberal member for Toronto-Scarborough resigned his seat in the legislature. The ONLY issue during the by-election campaign was Electricity Rates. To cut a long story short, the Liberals lost the seat they had held since 1998 to the opposition Conservatives. A week later the Liberal premier of Ontario announced that the province WOULD NOT be signing a contract for another 1,000 MW (capacity) of wind generated electricity – coincidence, I think not! The next General Election is in two years and the opposition Conservatives say they will not add ANY more wind-generated electricity to the grid if they form the next government – we shall see.

Reply to  3¢worth
October 13, 2016 4:44 pm

One means of achieving demand side management of energy is to make the price of energy sources too expensive for consumers to purchase.
This is what has happened in Ontario. Meanwhile electric power is provided at below cost or even at a loss to other places such as New York, Quebec and Michigan. While at the same time denying Ontarians of power which they are paying for.
Deny people something they are paying for and the Ontario government doesn’t think this is wrong. Question of ethics/morality.
Those involved in this situation don’t know the difference between right and wrong.

mark - Helsinki
October 13, 2016 1:29 pm

It beggars believe the media are more or less ignoring all of this, well it should..

October 13, 2016 1:52 pm

According to this report the solution is simple…
…build a wall
(that is when you get past all the points they made by saying “all” latins…where the live, work…health care, etc….just like the SJW’s are saying “all” blacks…blah blah)

October 13, 2016 1:59 pm

This election cycle has certainly exposed a lot of dirty laundry. NRDC and Clinton–whoda thunk.

mark - Helsinki
Reply to  ristvan
October 13, 2016 2:05 pm

You win Nobel prize for outstanding achievement in Understating 🙂

mark - Helsinki
Reply to  ristvan
October 13, 2016 2:07 pm

2016 is the year MSM has died. Only interested parties push the narrative and no one believes it.
I feel sorry for future generations of historians, they have their work cut out for them with the troves of complete bollocks they have to dig through, and its all digital so, they will know less about the past than todays historians

Reply to  mark - Helsinki
October 13, 2016 6:54 pm

mark-Helsinki, The victor writes ( re-writes) the history. So 30 years from now ( if get that far) it will have been the most glorious time in the history of the US. Under the leadership of the first black and the first woman presidents. Because no matter how they will do it, the clinton foundation will succeed, sadly enough. The lies this group tells straight faced is beyond belief. Frankly it makes me throw up. The msm has become a laughing stock for those that actually investigate the news.
This election I predict is the last realistic chance to turn the country around. If the clintons get in ( because you would get 2 for the price of 1) It will be the end
Sorry about the rant and the negative outlook but the GOP had a chance to fight back but as usual they shot themselves (on purpose by their elites this time) fatally in the head.

Reply to  mark - Helsinki
October 13, 2016 8:41 pm

Al Gore and all the tall-tales he has told to scare people. None of which came true.
And Clinton doesn’t know this?
What do the Republicans that back Clinton expect to get out of their backing her? Maybe more renewables funding? Or keep environmental groups off their backs?

October 13, 2016 2:03 pm

I would categorize this as offense, not defense.

Reply to  Resourceguy
October 13, 2016 2:45 pm

Offensive. Giving offense, not on offense.

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
October 13, 2016 2:54 pm

Glad to see you post, Mr. Istvan. I had not seen you (just not here all that frequently lately) since Matthew the Hurricane swept up your coast. Glad the power is on and you are well enough to do some editing. I hope (I prayed) all is going well for you and your wife.
Say… that reminds me. Have you seen Brian H recently? He was such a regular (and as stickler, too, heh). Hope he is okay, too.

Reply to  ristvan
October 13, 2016 3:39 pm

Hi Janice. We are fine. Matthew was a non-event for us other than prep and deprep. I have just been a bit busy recently dealing with a patent issue in Europe concerning my energy storage carbons business. Only place left in the world not yet fundamentally issued. Already have US, Russia, China, Korea, Japan…I think we nailed the EU response, but that has taken some real time by me in order to minimize outside lawyers costs, since I ultimately pay for everything as owner of the company. Many thanks for your kind thoughts. Now you know a bit more about how I fell into all this warmunist nonsense accidentally thru the back door. More on that is posted over at CE on permanent thread denizens2. Regards.

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
October 13, 2016 3:59 pm

Glad you are, that y’all are, okay.

Reply to  ristvan
October 13, 2016 7:09 pm

Ristvan, at point of sounding like an idiot but where do I find the info on your carbon storage units I was totally unaware you were working on that. Is there a link, Thanks and also glad to hear you and family are fine and some of the posting you did during the storm was great to follow..

Leon Brozyna
October 13, 2016 2:31 pm

WikiLeaks … the gift that keeps on giving.
The number of convoluted interrelationships that have been revealed … talk about spaghetti models!
Perhaps Mr. Trump might introduce a new concept to the denizens of the capital district … unemployment … long-term unemployment.

Curious George
Reply to  Leon Brozyna
October 13, 2016 2:37 pm

All activists are looking forward to it, whatever side it comes from.

Hocus Locus
October 13, 2016 10:13 pm

The rain (insanely!) stays mainly on Latinos!
The rain (insanely!) stays mainly on Latinos!
Once again, where does it rain?
On Latinos! On Latinos!
And where are the soggy Latinos?
In the rain! In the rain!
In Hernando, Harbor Heights and Hampton…?
…hurricanes habitually happen!
Now once again, who’s caught in the rain?
Latinos! O Latinos!
And how’s that blasted climate?
Insane! Insane!
Why do we need the rain?
Gain! Financial gain!


Thomas Englert
October 14, 2016 3:52 am

CO2 causes asthma, how?
I remember reading CO2 should mostly affect nightime and Winter temps. Also, hurricanes should become rarer and weaker with warming.
The statement about reducing energy costs is a real laugher.
Why is an essential life-giving gas characterized as pollution?
Hispanics will be hardest hit by Obama’s Clean Air plan, since their jobs will be first to go when the economy takes a dive due to massive increases in energy costs.

Richard of NZ
October 14, 2016 5:17 am

Perhaps the “Latinos” (dreadful expression) should set an example and stop using the fossil fuels plus anything made or transported using fossil fuels just to demonstrate that they are taking the lead against the “climate change” that is killing them.

October 14, 2016 8:50 am

Fox News….
“Emails reveal Clinton team’s early plan for handling Bill sex scandals”
Bill Clinton, the gift that keeps on giving…

Non Nomen
October 14, 2016 10:17 am

Trump is no good. The Klink-tons are hillarious – and worse. To support the Clean Power Plan seems as if they want to live in cloud-cuckoo-land.

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