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The Lighthouse Road Trip On The Louisiana Coast That’s Dreamily Beautiful

Looking into the history of lighthouses in Louisiana is fascinating. There are some really special structures in Louisiana that help us understand the rich legacy of boating and fishing off the fertile coast of Louisiana. We think you will be blown away by all this state has to offer!

Aren’t these structures dreamily charming? We think they are some of the most special places you’ll discover anywhere in our beautiful state. Have you had any special experiences with the places listed here?

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Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting KeziaVida.com

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Now everybody should look at this video. It is from a Guy in Louisiana during the Storm that destroyed so much in Louisiana. He tells the truth and it is so comical!!! I Loved it.

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Hannah and I would like to take a moment to say thank you for the donations along with a bonus video. Robby Mook and Hillary Clinton do not care not care about Louisiana like Donald Trump does, so I figured I would send them a full report of things that may be useful for Hillary’s debate. 😉See More

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Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving the Flood Without Permission
Around the world, governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the governments of both Germany and Czechoslovakia warned that people should be prepared for ““be prepared for the worst case possible scenario.” But here in the United States, just the opposite is happening. Our government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance of evidence of this in Louisiana. The southern state has been hit with the worst flooding in over 500 years.

While the final numbers won’t be known for some time, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office has estimated 60,646 houses were damaged and 30,000 people rescued; other people escaped on their own. FEMA says 109,398 people or households have applied for housing help, and 25,000 National Flood Insurance Program claims have been filed. The American Red Cross called it the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey in 2012.

This massive disaster was all but ignored by the mainstream media, since it didn’t fit the current agenda of divisiveness and racial tension. So what did the folks in Louisiana do? They rolled up their sleeves and took care of business. First, the Cajun Navy, a loosely organized group of local fishers, boaters, hunters, and guides, took it upon themselves to being rescuing people trapped by the sudden flood. Initially, the local sheriff’s department was reluctant to accept the assistance, but as they became quickly overwhelmed, they realized that they were disregarding a valuable asset.

Initially, authorities in Livingston Parish didn’t want private citizens headed into the water, worried amateur rescuers might end up in trouble themselves, said Layton Ricks, the parish president. But as the calls from stranded residents continued to mount — at one point, Livingston officials said they were about 150 calls behind — parish officials relented. “Then it was like, do you have vests? Do you have insurance? Are you truly capable of doing this?” Ricks said. “And as it turned out, we couldn’t have done it without those guys. They were a tremendous asset for our people.”

Locals who were not affected by the flood began cooking and donating food. Others helped flood victims to begin gutting their homes so they could start to rebuild. This community in the bayou pulled together to show the world that a real emergency response begins at home, undertaken by the very people who were affected. They didn’t wait around bemoaning the lack of FEMA, Red Cross, and government aid. They got to work. They opened up their own shelters in local businesses that were not affected. They distributed immediate relief to those who were displaced. They performed their own rescues, organized the response, and used social media to coordinate their efforts. They made just about everyone in America who heard about their efforts feel a wave of pride. In fact, they were so effective at their own free-market local disaster relief that they rendered the government’s assistance all but unnecessary.

And that is when the government said, “Oh, no. We can’t have that.”

Of course, the government doesn’t want citizens to realize that they are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves. If people realize that they can perform independently and that it is much better than performing within the strictures of government regulations, they will be a heck of a lot harder to control. So, they stepped in and uttered the scariest words ever.

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”

Like a horde of modern-day carpetbaggers, they began “helping” by forcing people who were struggling to rebuild to purchase permits. That’s right. They forced people to ask for permission for the right to repair their own property.

Considering the daunting expense of rebuilding in itself, those State permission slips may make reconstruction cost-prohibitive for some, while others — given the strict regulations pertaining to the floodplain and more — may not be allowed to rebuild on their own property at all. “We haven’t suspended any or our requirements for permitting,” Justin Dupuy, building official for Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge, told Reason in an interview. “Before they start making any repairs, they just need to call in and check with us to see what they need.”

Really? These people who are about to undertake a repair have no idea what they need unless they ask the government?

Fortunately, in a small act of grace pointed out by Reason, fees for reconstruction permits have been waived by local officials — though the permits, themselves, are still mandatory, as permission to repair some of the 20,000 flood-ravaged buildings in East Baton Rouge might not be given at all.

How very kind.

But that isn’t the worst of it.

They also decided to charge fees to the Cajun Navy before they were “allowed” to continue rescuing people. I couldn’t make this up. The Libertarian Republic reported:

No good deed goes unpunished. The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteers that operates at its own expense to rescue people trapped in flooded areas in Louisiana. They use their own boats. They risk their lives. And now that people have noticed that they are far more effective than government rescue efforts, there are plans to require them to pay a fee before they are allowed to do any good. “Don’t worry. It’s just a small fee,” legislators explain. “Maybe only fifty dollars. That would be worth it to put authority behind the Cajun Navy, wouldn’t it?”

When the Cajun Navy members said, “No thanks” to the government who wanted to train them to do what the government wasn’t even able or willing to do, they were treated like criminals. That’s right. The government deployed the police to prevent these good Samaritans that we all wish now were our own neighbors from continuing with their efforts. Louisiana State Senator Jonathan Perry is the engineer of the licensing requirements.

“Perry said that if members of the Cajun Navy continue on without his legislation, they will be stopped by law enforcement officials from rescuing residents past police barricades… Under current state law, citizens who cross police perimeters are breaking the law and could face punishment.” (Source)

You can be assured he’s doing this for the Cajun Navy guys’ own good. He is trying to “empower” them. That must also be what the Red Cross is doing when they make it more difficult for good-hearted locals to help. Beth Yancey Houghton, a local woman who volunteered made the following post on Facebook.

“So as we are headed back home from the River Center in Baton Rouge volunteering our nursing services Dawn and I have come to the conclusion that neither of us WILL EVER volunteer or donate to the RED CROSS. The Red Cross basically takes over the shelters and starts refusing clothes, donations and various volunteer services UNLESS they are previously contracted. So what does that mean….well, 60 boxes of doughnuts were discarded this morning becuase the delivery vendor was not in contract, hot meals were refused becuase the entity providing wasn’t contracted, and medical supplies including medications were trashed for same reason. Clothes that were “donated” needed to be left on the street unless they were “furnished” by Red Cross. As of tomorrow, the shelter we were at will be completely over taken by the Red Cross other than the medical area because they couldnt have the actual room since LSU has a contract with state to provide medical care. Its sad when the military police were helping to “protect” the medical areas from the red cross when there are so many other issues at hand. Anyway, next time to want to donate or volunteer your services, do your homework.”

The Red Cross vehemently denies Houghton’s claim. Except…this:

Nancy Malone, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, said there’s misinformation being spread around, and people are confusing the Red Cross with their partner organizations. She also said there are liabilities to feeding people food that doesn’t come from certified vendors, which is why some offers to cook hot meals have been turned away. But she categorically rejected allegations that the Red Cross has thrown away donations. “If you came today and said you have 5,000 meals to offer, well, we already had food delivered today, let’s find a way to arrange for you to help someone else or come back another day,” Malone said. “It has to be about coordination. We are held accountable to state regulations. This food has to come from a certified kitchen.”

Perhaps, technically, they didn’t throw food away, but turned it away, even though they didn’t have enough meals from “certified kitchens” to feed everyone. They make it seem like a conspiracy theory that many preparedness enthusiasts plan to avoid government intervention in the aftermath of a disaster. But as you can see in Louisiana, the intervention often takes the form of exerting control in an effort to foster a culture of dependency. The rules, regulations, licenses, and permissions mean that anyone receiving help must be compliant. An article called “You’re Right to Fear Government Intervention During Emergencies” sums it up neatly.

In a crisis, whether a natural disaster that displaces you from your home, war, or TEOTWAWKI, this is exactly how you will be treated by government so-called assistance. Red tape, bureaucrats, nonsensical rules that deny help because of more nonsensical rules. Nothing will come easy. The process will favor a few. Your needs will be met only on occasion and by pure coincidence.

So, while the governments of Europe are actually requesting that their citizens begin prepping for the future, the very idea of self-sufficiency scares the heck out of the United States government. It’s important to note that their need to make us dependent isn’t only restricted to the aftermath of a disaster. They seem to do everything they can to hobble those of us who even attempt to become even a little bit more self-reliant. Here are a few examples of the anti-independence stance of our government: Most burning stoves become illegal In some states collecting rainwater is illegal Living off grid is illegal in some states In some areas, you can’t even camp on your own land Unfortunately, I could go on and on. Here in the US, we are strongly encouraged to rely on ‘the system’. In the event of a national emergency, our government seems to prefer people to line up and get a government issued MRE than to pull something out of the pantry, share with our neighbors, and calmly go about our business. If we become too self-reliant, then it becomes obvious we don’t need them or their ridiculous regulations. This is the greatest fear of those in power: our knowledge of their irrelevance. And maybe that’s the real reason for the complete lack of coverage of the flooding in Louisiana. Not only was the flood a non-story because it doesn’t fit the current narrative of Black vs. White. It doesn’t fit the narrative that we are helpless and in need of the government to save us. But this isn’t at all true. We are actually incredibly capable of preparing ourselves for life’s disasters and then dealing with them when they occur.

(If you aren’t prepped yet, you can go here to put yourself on the path to self-reliance.)

The Cajun people didn’t wait for rescue. They rescued themselves. They proved that they had the wherewithal to take care of the business at hand without Daddy Government swooping in to save the day. In fact, the only thing the government did for Louisiana was to make their lives more difficult by forcing beleaguered residents to get permission to go about the business of rescuing and rebuilding. You can read more from Daisy Luther at her site DaisyLuther.com, where this article first appeared. Daisy Luther is a single mom who lives in a small village in the mountains of Northern California, where she homeschools her youngest daughter and raises veggies, chickens, and a motley assortment of dogs and cats. She is a best-selling author who has written several books, including The Organic Canner, The Pantry Primer: A Prepper’s Guide to Whole Food on a Half-Price Budget, and The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource. Daisy is a prolific blogger who has been widely republished throughout alternative media. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy uses her background in alternative journalism to provide a unique perspective on health, self-reliance, personal liberty, and preparedness. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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“Cajun Navy” Saves Thousands; Gets SICKENING News From Government

August 24, 2016 By Robert Gehl —7 Comments

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I don’t know which is worse; that the government wants to regulate the heroic “Cajun Navy” after the rescued countless people from the Louisiana flooding, or that it’s a Republican whose behind it.

Rather than an award, or plaque or other expression of gratitude from the state, one lawmaker has decided that the all-volunteer group of Good Samaritans who patrolled the flooded landscape rescuing people needs to be regulated.


Cajun Navy member Dustin Clouatre of St. Amant said he hopped into his pleasure skiff and with others, cleared out entire neighborhoods under water.

“For the most part, these people are not going to wait for assistance,” Clouatre said. “They’re doers.”

But Republican State Sen. Jonathan “J.P.” Perry told WWL-TV he is working on a bill that could require training, certificates and a permit fee to allow the “Cajun Navy” to get past law enforcement into flooded areas.

In a radio interview on News Talk 96.5 KPEL in Lafayette, Sen. Perry said it comes down to two main points for law enforcement officials.


“At the end of the day, there are going to be two things that are going to be the hurdle when you approach it from the state’s standpoint,” Sen. Perry said. “Liability is going to be number one for them. They don’t want the liability of someone going out to rescue someone and then not being able to find them, and secondly, there’s a cost.”

Perry said that with a signed waiver and regulation, the liability issue would be solved.

Clouatre and the other “Cajun Navy” members said they can’t understand why anybody would want to regulate them. “How can you regulate people helping people? That doesn’t make sense to me,” Clouatre said.

Perry wouldn’t respond to media inquiries, but took to Facebook to defend himself.

Still, citizens weren’t buying it.

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~ Ain’t seen 1 black panthers OR 1 black lives matter boat!… wheres ya money? wheres the food? where’s your services? BLM didn’t send water!….Obviously Black’s Don’t Matter too much, says black community in Denham Springs, Baton Rouge Louisiana flood ravaged area…..
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WHERE ARE THE BLACK LIVES MATTER?
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~ Ain’t seen 1 black panthers OR 1 black lives matter boat!… wheres ya money? wheres the food? where’s your services? BLM didn’t send water!….Obviously Black’s Don’t Matter too much, says black community in Denham Springs, Baton Rouge Louisiana flood ravaged area…..
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On the day Donald Trump was passing out food stuffs and necessities, President Obama and Hillary Clinton took the day off too vacation @ Martha’s Vineyards……
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Upon being ‘bested’ by Trump, Clinton tweeted for folks to donate & President Obama was pushed and said…… YES he will visit in the near future….
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Is It my IMAGINATION? or “Every-time” there’s a MAJOR Catastrophe….
Pres. Obama is on VACATION @ Martha’s Vineyards.
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What Obama Did After The Louisiana Flooding Will Make Your Blood Boil

What Obama Did After The Louisiana Flooding Will Make Your Blood Boil

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11 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana, the state is once again under water. More than 40,000 homes in the state have flooded and been evacuated.

When Bush was in the White House, he was quick to show support from the state, speaking to the nation before the storm and declaring a federal state of Emergency in Louisiana at the request of the Governor. He even cut his vacation short and returned to the White House, and was on the ground days after the storm meeting with local and federal authorities.

His commitment to rebuilding the state was evident when he signed legislation, committing over $52 billion to revitalize the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, First Lady Laura Bush personally raised millions of dollars to restock and restore the area’s libraries.

10 years later, Bush returned to New Orleans.

This time around, Obama is too busy playing golf in Martha’s Vineyard to take notice. When he’s not on the course, he’s on the beach, or busy tweeting about the Olympics and his new summer playlist.

Oh yeah, did we mention he attended a $10,000 per couple closed-door fundraiser for Hillary Clinton?

What do you think? Do we need Obama out of the White House immediately?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received an emotional welcome Friday as he toured sections of Louisiana that were devastated this week by floods.

More than 40,000 homes were reported damaged in Louisiana after massive rains led to flooding. Thousands of residents had to be evacuated and many remain in shelters. Thirteen people died as a result of the floods.

Although Trump sought to make his visit without an entourage of media representatives, the media descended upon every place Trump stopped to find out what Louisiana residents thought about Trump.

Jeff Nolan, who was interviewed by ABC News, tearfully choked up as he spoke about Trump.

“Let’s see,” he said. “I didn’t lose anything compared to what a lot of people lost. I’m OK. It’s materialistic things. They can be replaced.”

“And having Trump here, that meant a lot to you?” ABC reporter Tom Llamas asked.

“Oh yes, yes,” he responded. “Because, hell, America’s gotta wake up! Donald Trump’s the way to wake us up. He’s waking America up, he’s gotta get busy. America’s got to get behind him.”

“Without America getting behind Donald Trump, we’re going to lose and lose bigger than this flood,” Nolan added. “So, America’s gotta wake up.”

At the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in a hard-hit area of East Baton Rouge Parish, Kellie Michelli, who lost her home in the flood, said it did not matter if Trump donated to relief efforts, so long as he showed up.

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When Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards found out Donald Trump was planning to visit his flood-torn state, his reaction was to be Democrat and make a fool of himself, denying his constituents media coverage and most likely a flood of money and donated clothes and food they desperately need:

Is this guy for real? Obama and Killary have completely ignored the flooding and the mainstream media is too busy lying about things Trump says or covering changes in his campaign staff, calling him names and impugning his dignity. Trump decided to give the little wuss the finger and go anyway. According to The Express Tribune:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Louisiana on Friday, as rescue crews and residents of the US state worked to recover from historic floods that left 13 people dead.

Trump and his vice presidential nominee Mike Pence toured some of the flood-ravaged areas and meet with local Republican leaders.

The visit came after days of criticism of President Barack Obama from some in Louisiana for not visiting the southern state reeling from the aftermath of massive flooding.

Some 40,000 homes were impacted by inundating waters and more than 86,000 people had so far registered for federal aid — with that number expected to grow.

Trump and Pence first met with disaster relief volunteers at a church outside of the state capital Baton Rouge.

Screw you, Obama. Surely you didn’t expect The Donald to take some BS political stand and decide and stay out of it? That’s right, Louisiana. Pay attention to who really cares about you.

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Louisiana flood: Gov. asks for volunteers in historic deluge – <!—->

Louisiana flooding: ‘Cajun Navy’ answers call for help

More than 20 inches of rain has fallen since last week

By Steve Visser, Amanda Jackson, Holly Yan and Rosa Flores CNN

Published 08/17 2016 04:07AM

Updated 08/16 2016 08:59PM

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  • Louisiana flood: Gov. asks for volunteers in historic deluge
  • Over 20,000 People Rescued After Unprecedented Flooding in Louisiana

They’re out in force, patrolling in jon boats, motorboats and even canoes through south Louisiana’s new, flood-made waterways, saving cats, dogs and people.

They’re known as the “Cajun Navy,” and in recent days they’ve become possibly the nation’s most important neighborhood watch.

Troy Green, from Ascension Parish just south of Baton Rouge, loaded up his boat after hearing the Cajun Navy needed a few good sailors.

He drove to East Baton Rouge Parish where the National Guard had a staging area.

“I am here to help,” he said. “Where do you need me?”

They paired him with a local man and the two spent a full day pulling people — at least two of them in wheelchairs — out of flooded houses.

At one point Green recalled having nine people, a cat and two dogs aboard. He had to return the next day to get a lady’s pet bird.

“People were brokenhearted. You could see it,” he told CNN. “You couldn’t put a smile on their face.”

The devastation, he said, was overwhelming.

‘Trying to wake people up’

Steve Spell set out to do what he could in his village of Springfield, in Livingston Parish, one of the hardest-hit areas.

His Warsaw Marina neighborhood was cut off from the outside world, and his neighbors had formed an emergency camp on a remaining section of dry ground.

Spell made a series of trips to check on neighbors and found one elderly woman wading through her kitchen, where she had several dogs in portable pet cages.

“I’ve been coming back and forth to check on animals and deliver food and water,” he said. “It’s not the safest area to be in at all.”

Terry Felder said he barely made it out of his neighborhood in Denham Springs, east of Baton Rouge. He awoke the morning of the flood and stepped outside to see water rising, quickly. The road outside his house was rapidly becoming a river.

He didn’t return to shut the front door of his home. He just made for his vehicle.

“I immediately jumped in and took off, and started blowing the horn right there; and I just leaned on the horn all the way,” he told CNN. “Stopped in front of all the houses, blowing the horn, trying to wake people up.

“It woke people up, but it was too late for them. Most of these people were in their beds sleeping.”

An ‘unprecedented’ deluge

Tens of thousands were forced to abandon their homes and virtually all their belongings.

Some didn’t escape in time. At least 11 have died in the flooding, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday.

Officials from various parishes had put the death toll Monday night at nine, including some swept away in cars on flooded streets. The reason for the conflicting death tolls was not immediately clear.

Because this flooding was not spawned by a named storm or hurricane, Edwards called the deluge “historic” and “unprecedented.”

More than 20 inches of rain have pummeled Baton Rouge since last week, and more is on the way, forecasters said. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through the week.

Rescuing 20,000 people

The Coast Guard and other first responders scrambled to rescue more than 20,000 people and 1,000 pets.

Civilians also doubled as rescuers. David Phung pulled a woman and her dog from her car after it had plunged underwater.

Jessica May and her family were among those rescued. After getting ferried away on a boat, she said, they walked on a flooded interstate in hopes of finding drier ground.

“Good God the water wasn’t high” on the interstate, she said. “My kids were able to walk through the water.”

It wasn’t just the living that endured the deluge. The flooding appeared to wash out at least one casket from its grave site as seen in a photo taken in Baton Rouge.

Volunteers wanted

At least 40,000 homes have sustained at least some damage, Edwards said. And many residents don’t have flood insurance.

“We are going to need volunteers to get mud out of homes,” Edwards said Tuesday. “Not everyone can do this on their own.”

Officials asked anyone interested in helping to visit VolunteerLouisiana.gov.

Disaster areas declared

Edwards said he expects to have close to 30 parishes — almost half of the state’s 64 parishes — declared disaster areas

So far, President Barack Obama has granted the governor’s request for an emergency declaration in 12 parishes, Edwards said Tuesday.

The Louisiana National Guard has mobilized 1,700 soldiers to help with search and rescue efforts, and military police are assisting local law enforcement with security.

But search efforts and security aren’t the only concerns.

“We’re going to have standing water all over south Louisiana,” the governor said. “We’re going to have more than our share of mosquitoes. And with the Zika threat, we need assistance to spray for mosquitoes and for mosquito control and abatement. That is made available to us as a result of the declaration.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ben Beard said experts will be monitoring the situation, but generally, the agency is not concerned about floods triggering the spread of the Zika virus.

Mosquitoes that transmit diseases are killed by the same rains that cause the flooding, experts say. Large rain events can actually reduce the number of disease-transmitting mosquitoes.

Alleged looting

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested four men on allegations of looting, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives in rescue vehicles spotted one of the men walking from a store Monday night to a vehicle containing the other three men. Detectives found goods valued at $750 in the vehicle, officials said.

Over the last 24 hours, about 10 people have been arrested for looting in the parish, the office said.

On Tuesday night, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux announced a curfew in the parish between 10 p.m. CT and 7 a.m. CT.

‘She just breaks down and cries’

Neighbors Brad Jacobs and Erik Lang surveyed the mess caused by floodwaters surrounding their homes. Shoes, children’s toys and household items floated through knee-deep water.

“We’re praying it stops where it is,” said Kelly’s neighbor, Jenny Ragland, whose home on a ridge was spared similar damage.

Neighbor Toni Denova just bought new furniture, but she’s not worried about it. All she wants is to preserve her family photographs against the rising floodwater.

“I have a boxful of pictures in my garage that I hope get saved. That’s all I really care about,” she said.

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