Sunday, February 28, 2010

Global Health Institute created


from left to right: Marina Geli, the director of the Center for International Health Research of Barcelona, Pedro Alonso, Javier Solana, former High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, the president of "la Caixa" and the Fundación "la Caixa", Isidro Fainé (Bilderberger), the rector of the University of Barcelona, Dídac Ramirez, President of the Generalitat, José Montilla, the director of the International Area of the Fundación "la Caixa", HRH Princess Cristina from Holland. Pic2: statue of a rider on a (pale?) horse conquering the globe behind Solana. source: LaCaixa

After having so much influence in defence, foreign policy, energy, and climate policy now Javier Solana found a new area for pushing forward global governance. The new Global Health Institute of Barcelona (Barcelona ISGlobal) is a body just created to combat diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS / HIV, pneumonia and diarrhea on a global scale. The challenge is to move global health which is "anchored in a postcolonial concept", as explained the director of ISGlobal Barcelona, researcher Pedro Alonso, to join synergies of research, training and other resources already available in the city in a new way, since it will have four areas: research, a laboratory of ideas and foresight, academic training and consultancy. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona and Fundación Obra Social 'la Caixa' are the five founding members. The ISGlobal-Barcelona will be in contact with the World Health Organization (WHO) and also have the active participation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation and Inbursa of Mexico and internationally relevant figures as Javier Solana.
ISGlobal become operational within two months. 

After their words another objective of ISGlobal-Barcelona will be to have a "laboratory of ideas" (for world government? (see my last article), analysis and foresight,  evaluation and dissemination of ideas and conducting rigorous and independent analysis. "Ideas that contribute to the debate in the field of global health, providing relevant information to policy makers, technics and management". "Promote and disseminate knowledge, both nationally and internationally", is the third major priority of the new center: "Lead and coordinate training in Global Health, the University of Barcelona as a framework and in collaboration with other academic institutions and scientists from Spain, Europe and the rest of world". Read more here: Link

This move also links Solana further with head of Alliance of Civilizations Jorge Sampaio, who since years is also at the front of tracking tuberculosis on a global scale (Link). Interesting enough Jorge Sampaio, just last week urged greater decentralisation of European governments and better balance between powers and budgets at "all levels" of its administrations, in order to benefit local governments and avoid "administrative and financial chaos". (Link).(="order out of chaos") Last year I had identified him als as a "nautic navigator"(Link).Now I find he is also awarding the socalled "Order of Prince Henry the Navigator (Portuguese: Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique). Receivers of the Grand Collars of the Order  were among others:
HM Juan Carlos I of Spain, on April 17, 1978
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the Republic of France, on October 21, 1978
Hosni Mubarak, President of the Republic of Egypt, on August 19, 1983
His Most Eminent Highness Angelo de Mojana di Cologna, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, on September 2, 1983
François Mitterrand, President of the Republic of France, on September 29, 1983
HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, on December 14, 1991
Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa, on March 9, 1996
Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey, on May 12, 2009

Which brings me to the last news today:
"Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court Phillip Rapoza was recently elected president of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF).
  The Foundation, which includes judges, professors, prosecutors, prison officials, lawyers and other professionals representing more than 30 countries, is dedicated to promoting studies in the field of the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders. 
  The IPPF has consultative status to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the United Nations Economic and Social Council, as well as to the Council of Europe...  In 2002, Rapoza was awarded the rank of Commander (Comendador) in the Portuguese Ordem do Infante D. Henrique (Order of Prince Henry the Navigator) by President Jorge Sampaio "for promoting closer relations between the judicial systems of our two countries."  

stay tuned!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Solana: "EU = laboratory of World Government"

"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
Revelation 17,13
In a conference hosted by ESADE in Barcelona, Javier Solana has warned that Western values "lost relevance" and stressed that Europe should act "fundamental" in global governance. "We are facing a serious crisis that will come with a new world". In a multipolar world, in short, "it is good to have more voices"(farmer: nations/tongues) but it would be also "very risky" without a body able to bring them into agreement. "We have global problems requiring global solutions", he said. 

According to Solana the EU can serve as a "laboratory of a world government" as a model of organization based on the "voluntary" transfer of sovereignty from its member countries . In his opinion, the EU is not only a result of "political will" of its Member States but has become a "necessity" for them. 
He also warned that the Greek citizens and their governments will face a plan to adjust its deficit "very hard" but "inevitable" to rescue its economy. Solana has made this in reference to the decision of finance ministers from the EU to impose on Greece a demanding timetable for the adjustment of its massive deficit. The former EU High Representative insisted that a plan would be "very hard to Greek citizens and successive governments," but there could be "no turning back" and can that there could not be "cheating". He stressed the need for EU states put all the "instruments for the fulfillment of" the Stability Pact, which should be re-meet "around 2013". Furthermore, Solana has predicted that for "many years" there will be changes in the European institutional framework set in the Lisbon Treaty as the "risk" of failure is too high that someone "dares to put on the table. " On Belgium's Herman Van Rompuy Solana stressed, that he knows that he is "not a joy in the garden" (meaning "not the only Pepsi in the desert"), but also a very serious person of great ability".

On the hypothetical accession of Turkey to the EU, Solana has opined that his handicap is not Islam, but "the problem is size," because its demographic make him one of the most powerful countries of the Union. "In ten years will be more populous than Germany," he added. 

Javier Solana labelled the nuclear plan announced by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as "bluff". He said the Iranian plan is "insane" and it is not feasible, since it involves the construction of 10 large nuclear facilities, as in France and is a U.S. two. Ahmadinejad had said his country had already produced a first batch of uranium enriched to 20% when he did so far to 3.5%. For Solana, Iran these objectives are impractical, but announce a clear mission statement of the Islamic Republic. Also predicted that there are movements in this country who, in his view, are evolved from a theocratic regime to another which is "more military". (which btw is also expected by me, as I guess we will see the Revolutionary Guard taking over there, farmer).

Similarly, the former High Representative has described as "wonderful sign of unity" Russia's decision to stop a deal with Iran's anti-nuclear defense and called on China to follow this same line of cooperation with the international community, but acknowledged that for the Chinese regime it may be more attractive to maintain their relationship with Tehran over its energy interests.

Link, Link, Link, Link

The speech comes at an interesting time, within the Spanish Crisis and people calling for a strong man to help them outm for example here:

"Spain needs urgently to make important political, economic and social, is something he knows the political establishment. ...In this situation, how can one speak of a great deal of state? Which party is going to lead? Certainly not the president Zapatero PSOE government, which does not want to ever dare to take them. ...
Is there any solution for? Think of a dissolution of the Parliament and call early elections, with the two major national parties led by figures of recognized standing and moderation. Consider, for example Javier Solana, Rodrigo Rato. Consider that both politicians in their electoral programs provide a great deal of state, with the lines they know to take. The winner coming out of those elections would lead a government composed of figures from both parties and incorporating the largest possible number of independent professionals. That government would do well. All this is but a dream, but it would be nice"

writes PEMÁN GUALBERTO JUAN MEDINA today in "Covenant of State, who and how?" Link

"And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." Revelation 17:13

stay awake and stay tuned!


Next patronage for Solana: la Caixa

Just hours after accepting the Charles V Prize from the European Foundation of Yuste, Javier Solana has joined the board of the Fundació "La Caixa" as an independent member. 

The addition of Solana governing body of this entity has been approved unanimously at a meeting in the entity linked to the first savings bank in Catalonia and Spain.

The board, composed of 29 members and chaired by the president of "La Caixa" and  Fundació "La Caixa", Isidre Fainé, is the body responsible for governance, administration and representation of the Foundation.  Isidre Faine is together with Juan Maria Nin Génova, Vice President and CEO of "La Caixa" and Vice President of the foundation a Bilderberger (attendees in Greece 2009).

"la Caixa" is the leading European savings bank and the third largest Spanish financial group by business and results. At the forefront of retail banking in Spain, and with the largest network of branches and cash dispensers, the institution is developing an international expansion plan aimed at new markets. Last year they advertised openly with the number 666, see here: Link

or here:

Fundació ”la Caixa”, based in the city of Barcelona, is a private nonprofit cultural organization in Europe whose aspiration is to bridge gaps in public programming in areas unattended by other private and public institutions. Some of the foundation’s most significant works have taken place in the area of visual arts.

Through its Social Programme, “la Caixa” funds social, environmental and scientific, cultural and research programmes. The ”la Caixa” Foundation is Spain’s leading private foundation, the second in Europe and the fifth in the world in terms of budgetary volume (550 million Euro for 2008), according to data from the European Foundation.

Has this to do with the Spanish King/Zapatero who has met with Obama yesterday and the current financial situation of Spain?

stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010



Yesterday 10 European Union countries plus Spain (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom) decided to give Javier Solana his next big honour: The jury of Charles V European Award has decided to award the work of Javier Solana for "his career and his commitment to European international politics and work for peace and democracy as High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union." "If there is a person who has given his life for Europe it was Javier," said the president of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara.

'Charles V European Award'
In order to award the endeavours of those persons who through their effort and dedication have contributed to a better knowledge and dissemination of the cultural, scientific and historical values of Europe, and/or to the unification of the European Union, the European Academy of Yuste Foundation established the 'CHARLES V EUROPEAN AWARD', which is deployed every two years.

The name of the 'Charles V European Award' comes from the European ties of this outstanding personage of history. Charles V Holy Roman Emperor was born in Ghent (Belgium), just 66 km away from the place of the train accident 3 days ago, and crowned Emperorin Aachen.  Like Solana he was the holder of the Order of the Golden Fleece. (you can seem him wearing it on the picture at wikipedia) His son is Philip II of Spain, whom I mentioned yesterday. Charles is best known for his role in opposing the Protestant Reformation and the convocation of the Council of Trent. He was the one who ordered Luther to Worms and outlawed him shortafter. He officially was the last Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

In just one month in 2010 Javier Solana collected the following honours:

-Order of the Golden Fleece (Link)

-Charles V European Award

-Distinguished Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, USA (Link

-The Ewald-von-Kleist Prize of the Munich Security Conference (Link)

-Price of Coexistence of Foundation Broseta Manuel (Link)

-Patron of the Royal Board of Museo Nacional del Prado (Link)

Former EU High Rep. Javier Solana is currently Professor at ESADE University, Madrid, International Adviser to ACCONIA, and also tasked with the development of the Spanish Security Strategie by the Spanish Government.

stay tuned!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

the knight at the museum

Museo del Prado, picture:Pedro Rufo 2004
The Spanish Government has appointed Javier Solana patron of the Royal Board of Museo Nacional del Prado, according to the Ministry of Culture published Tuesday. 
Solana comes as patron of the Prado within the quota to be appointed by the holder of Culture, when vacancies occur in the body, between people who have distinguished for his services to culture or are of recognized competence in matters relating to heritage Spanish.  Javier Solana, who was Minister of Culture during the period of government of Felipe González was one of the architects of the arrival of the Thyssen collection in Spain. (Link)

The Prado (Link) undisputedly has the world's finest collections of works by Spain's Diego Velazquez and Francisco Goya, as well as of Hieronymus Bosch (a personal favorite of King Philip II of Spain). The museum also has excellent collections of El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Bartolome Esteban Murillo. Fine examples of the works of Botticelli, Caravaggio, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Veronese, and many other notable artists are on display in the Museum. 
This comes at the time with Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum) presenting his new film "Greenberg" at the Berlin Filmfestival(in the film his brother from L.A. is called Philip) and a big train accident with about 300 passengers in Buizingen(Halle) in Belgium.
Guess What? King Philip II's grave is just a few 100 meters from the accident away:
At St.Martin Basilika in Halle.  The death of Philip II (the Bold), Duke of Burgundy in Halle in 1404 was actually a benefit to the city as all subsequent ruling Dukes of Burgundy were to pay a visit here.
The Order of the Golden Fleece (latest knight is Javier Solana) was established in 1430 by Philip's Grandson Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.(Link)
The name of "Buizingen" and other towns in the area ("Beersel", "Tubize"), show a connection to Bees, and Beer (in former times Met, a honey(bees)drink, "Medve" also" Bear")). The local beer of Buizingen is called "Devil's Beer". The Bees are a Kings Symbol (also the city chrest shows 3 Crowned Kings) and point to Merovingians. For example in the grave of merovingian King Childerik I. some 300 golden bees were found. Archduke Leopold William, governor of the Southern Netherlands (today's Belgium), had the find published in Latin, and the treasure went first to the Habsburgs in Vienna, then as a gift to Louis XIV. more on the Buzi Bees (thanks to John) here:Link, Link,Link.
stay tuned!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spain Crisis

Turned out Greece received a lot of funding from Goldmann-Sachs to hide the real financial situation. Now, despite of Chinese row on Obama receiving Dalai Lama for a visit, all eyes turn on Spain.

This month the Madrid stock market has tumbled and the risk premium on Spain’s bonds has risen. Aides to Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Socialist prime minister, claim that Spain is the victim not just of a speculative attack but also of a plot led by "the Anglo-Saxon press" to destroy the euro. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group discusses Spain's fiscal woes and says the Euro will come out stronger out of this crisis and it's just a problem of the Eurosceptics ideology.(sic), see interview here: Link

"But there are good reasons for investors to worry about Spain. It has the highest unemployment rate in Europe, at 19.5 per cent; an economy still in recession, which will not grow appreciably until next year; and a fiscal deficit that jumped to 11.4 per cent of GDP last year, as recession cut tax revenues and forced up spending on the unemployed. Without a faster return to growth, the public debt will quickly become unsustainable.

To make matters worse, Zapatero looks out of his depth. He was a popular leader in the good times, during Spain’s long boom. But he failed to see the bust coming.

When he belatedly recognized that the economy was in trouble, he misdiagnosed the problem as an imported recession that he could safely wait out. He carried on doling out public money and raising pensions and public-sector wages while shunning reform...
The boom relied on a housing bubble, and on the low interest rates that came with the euro." Link

Now on Thursday the Spanish King used a speech to appeal for national unity and followed that up the next day by meeting labour and business figures and Economy Minister Elena Salgado. Alone "the fact that the name of the king is starting to appear in the papers is an indication of the seriousness of the situation," said Barcelona-based economist Edward Hughes.

But still "The possibility of reaching a pact of State focused on combating the economic crisis appears increasingly remote. The strong differences between PSOE and PP have surfaced this weekend more harshly, just days after the Socialists announced a round of contacts and that the King Don Juan Carlos intensify meetings with social and political actors, including the workers union Secretary General of CCOO Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, and UGT, Candido Mendez. 

One issue that has become a serious obstacle to closer positions is the request from the PP of a tax cut as a step prior to any negotiations. Along these lines, the general secretary and president of the PP party in Castilla-La Mancha, María Dolores de Cospedal yesterday asked the prime minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, to accept the PP's economic proposals to overcome the crisis and "stop way to others. " He added that "the covenant on economic policy would be good if he really meant a change in direction and a radical change in policy as a whole." Link

"The call of the King to a national compact has two other noteworthy aspects: first, the pact itself: on the other, the unexpected emergence of the King in this matter." writes ELDIA and continues with three suggestions:
"How to get out? 

The question and things, is how to get out of this mess if there is no pact. I see three possibilities: the first is that Zapatero dissolve Parliament, to call elections and the winner assumes full responsibility for the newly acquired legitimacy at the polls. The second would be to resign him, which is the major obstacle to the pact on its very strong and irreversible lack of credibility, and appoint another candidate to succeed while supplies socialist mandate, and who tried to govern the agreement or once: Javier Solana? Joaquin Almunia? The third, finally, would be that everything remain the same because Zapatero is bolted to his chair. I'm afraid this is the most likely, and certainly the least exciting of all." Link

stay tuned!


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Javier Solana joins Brookings


Washington will have an important new resource as it moves into the tough pressure stage of its Iran policy.

The top European nuclear negotiator with Iran for the past several years, Javier Solana, is joining the Brookings Institution as a distinguished senior fellow.

Solana, former NATO Secretary General and EU high rep for foreign and security policy, will advise Brookings' Foreign Policy program, headed by Martin Indyk, and the Global Economy and Development program, headed by former UNDP chief Kemal Dervish. 

"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Solana with us," a Brookings hand writes. . . ."


Friday, February 05, 2010

Munich awards Solana for the 2nd time


EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana is welcomed by Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Conference on Security Policy, Pic: Reuters

"17:43 GMT, February 5, 2010 This year’s 46th Munich Security Conference is going to strike new topics and notes. Under the motto "No more excuses!" its organizer, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, has again invited more than 300 high-ranking international participants to Munich to attend the most important annual global forum of foreign affairs and security policy. Aside from traditional topics of transatlantic and European security, the agenda includes for the first time issues of resource security and the global shift of powers...

 Newcomers in foreign and security policy should be provided with a platform to contribute new impulses to the security-political discourse. The Ewald-von-Kleist Prize of the Munich Security Conference will also be awarded for the second time. It is supposed to honor leading personalities of foreign and security policy who have committed themselves in an outstanding manner to the international peace and to conflict management. The prize winner of this year is the former EU Envoy and former NATO General Secretary Javier Solana. The tribute to Solana also underlines the creed of the Munich Security Conference. "It is a central place to deal with strategies of conflict prevention and conflict resolution ", Ambassador Ischinger explains. Also this 46th Munich Security Conference should trigger decisive impulses for the implementation of these strategies. "2010 shall be a year of actions", Wolfgang Ischinger sincerely hopes.." Link

The irony: Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin (born 10 July 1922) is a former German Army officer and publisher and a member of the von Kleist family, his parents were active in the German resistance against Adolf Hitler and participated in the July 20 Plot. He is the last surviving member of the July 20 Plot. Link

Solana is said to be the second receiver of the Prize at all, after Henry Kissinger in 2009. But he had already received the prerunner of that high honour prize of the same (No.43) Security Conference in Munic in 2007, Link, under much protest:


Solanas Prices in Germany:

31.January 2007: Solana receives the Big Cross of Order for High Merits of Germany 
10. February 2007: Solana recceives Security Conference Munich Medal for Peace and Dialogue 
17. May 2007: Solana receives Charlemagne Prize in Aachen (Highest European Award). Link

05.02.2010: "Peace through Dialoge" – this is the inscription on the back side of the silver medal with which Solana will be presented for his lifetime achievements during a gala dinner at the Munich Residency of the Prime Minister of Bavaria. Laudator for Javier Solana on Saturday evening will be the French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.

stay tuned!


Thursday, February 04, 2010

bluefin tuna

"2010-02-03 Madrid --

The statement has also been signed by public figures such as

Kofi Annan, Javier Solana, Michael Douglas and Elle MacPherson. 

Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, MarViva, Oceana, Pew and WWF met this morning to present the documentary The end of the line that tackles the worldwide overfishing problem and the disappearance of the Atlantic bluefin tuna. During the event, that had the support of artist Miguel Bosé, the organizations urged Spain to support the ban on the international trade of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) at the next Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that will be held in Doha (Qatar) in March. The statement has been signed by a number of environmental organizations and over fifty scientists, artists and businessmen from several countries."

see the whole list here:

stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Luis Solana openly promoting Masonry on his blog: Link
Recently Javier Solanas brother Luis Solana recommended for the current problem of the split between Church and State in Spain that the solution would be to become a Freemason (sic).
Luis was one of the first socialist members of the Trilateral Commission and became a distinguished leader in the Spanish telecommunication industry under Gonzales and Telefónica, with 200 Billion customers, is a very influencial company in Spain, also in Politics. In August 2009 there was even talk in the Spanish Press that Javier Solana would get the Presidency post that at Telefónica, that once was occupied by his brother Luis, see the very interesting article here: Link
The topic is also interesting in hinsight that we have now Javier Solana working also as Professor for Jesuit/Bilderberg University ESADE, first socialist to receive the Order of the Golden Fleece...
Here some of the strange stuff that his brother Luis had written at his blog in January (googletranslated:)
"What can you do about this situation as a socialist Catholic? Clearly become a Mason. 
Masonry believes in God and in an other life: as Catholics do. Freemasonry practices such concepts as solidarity, equality and justice as Socialists do. There are even some in Freemasonry organization and hierarchy as the Catholic Church and the Socialist Party. 
Socialist Catholics would have more peace of mind and leaving becoming Masons belonging to a Catholic Church that does not want it. 
It is increasingly clear that Spain will go each day in the separation of church and state. And every day will be more evident that the Catholic Church will do everything possible so that it will not happen. Each day we will see clearly that the relations of the Catholic Church and the Socialists will be complicated. 
But we can not let no man's land to our fellow Catholics. Man must be found embedded in his  idología transcendent and his socialist militancy. Doubt it not, the solution is to become Mason.
" Link
Better get out to find the real personal relation with God instead of submitting to these false teachings and idols of that dark, hiddeous organisations with no authority whatsoever.
They just keep you in bondage - Jesus makes you free!
stay tuned!

the men who stared at the (sea)goats


02.02.: "up!" Globus Aerostaticus launched for the Oscars

balloon is globó in Spanish, globó/global

"The (Spanish) Government yesterday(02.02) launched the interministerial committee responsible for drafting the Spanish Security Strategy, chaired by former EU high representative for foreign policy chief Javier Solana .

(The Ministry of the Presidency) Moncloa stated that the committee that will be supported by a working group, will incorporate "other members" and that in his work, look for "the largest territorial and political consensus and active participation of civil society."  

...The Strategy will develop "lines of action" in light of several security dimensions - Spanish, European and global - since "no country alone can guarantee the safety standards demanded by the the XXI century, and many of the challenges are global".Link

The Committee, which will be added by other components will be supported by a working group which is initially composed of the following persons: 

Javier Solana, former High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, former Secretary General of NATO and former Minister. 
José Enrique Serrano,
Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister. 
Angel Lossada,
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 
Constantino Mendez Martinez,
Secretary of State for Defense 
Carlos Ocaña,
Secretary of State for Finance 
Antonio Camacho,
Secretary of State for Security 
Felix Sanz Roldan,
Director of CNI 

As Secretary of the Commission serves Andrés Ortega, Director of Analysis and Studies Office of the President of the Government... 
In its development will be sought greater political consensus and territorial cohesion and the active participation of civil society..."


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