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I’ve known Greg for over 20 years and although we don’t always agree, I love the way his mind thinks! I have at least 230 e mails from him like this, so I’ll be busy posting them for awhile!

Cafferty File, December 11th, 2009

A pair of letters I’ve sent (separately) to Time magazine re their current cover story, “The Decade from Hell.”

Stuck on Stupak, In the Pitts: Pro-Choice Petition

‘WRIGHT ON THE WEB’
 
This is the most recent version of my ‘website in an e-mail’ — my collection of links to material on the Web that I’ve written, or that’s been written about me, or that reflects my ideational journey.  Hopefully this will be the Links page on my future  WrightBrain.com website.
  
If you have received previous versions of this post, feel free to delete them; the later is always the better version.
 

A considerable amount of my published material does not appear here.  Also, some of the links below are (and others will become) ‘dead links,’ a continuing challenge that is very difficult to keep up with.  Fortunately, the wonderful Internet Archive (www.Archive.org) frequently turns out to have archived webpages that are no longer ‘live’ on the Web.  To see these, just type or cut-and-paste the dead URLs into the Internet Archive’s ‘Way Back Machine’ and these disappeared pages and sites (usually) pop back to life.
  
 
(‘Maximize’ this e-mail on your screen [click the box so labelled, or that contains a small rectangle] in the upper right-hand corner of your screen] to make this easier to read.   Each underlined Web address [which should appear in blue] is a ‘clickable’ link; just left-click your mouse when it’s on the Web address, and the Internet should take you to that webpage straightaway.) 
  
FWIW,  Greg   greg@newciv.org
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GREGORY WRIGHT’S URLs & MISCELLANEOUS WEBPAGES 
  
  ( to be the first content of the coming www.WrightBrain.com website of Greg Wright, greg@newciv.org / +818-784-0325 ) 
 
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Various Socially Innovative Proposals and Social Inventions submitted to the Global Ideas Bank
(“a Global Suggestions Box”) (www.GlobalIdeasBank.org) by Gregory/Greg Wright
(a one-page set of links to many of my ‘social invention’ ideas): 

 

 For example….
 
  Teaching History Backwards:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=4381 

  School Microvouchers to Fund Students’ Special Projects:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=4360

  ‘More Time, Less Carbon’:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=6125

  ‘Planet War One’ one hundred years after ‘World War One’:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=6123

  Solar Electricity for the Iraqis:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=6027 

  ‘EKOrea’: North Korea a ‘Model Sustainable Nation’?:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=5886
  

  ‘Retroactive Carbon Offsets’:  www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=6013 

 

  Alternate Street Lights Only Illuminated After Midnight to Reduce Electric Energy Use and Carbon Emissions:

 

 

  Cats and Cats’ Caretakers Co-Housing Community:  

 

www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=2338

  A United Nations Agency for Animal Welfare:  www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=5005 

  Half-Mute Button for TV Remote Controls:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=2142  

 

 
  ‘Personal Time Capsules Instead of Coffins”:  www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=6097
       among many others…
 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
Global Ideas Bank ‘Success Story’:  www.globalideasbank.org/site/success/detail.php?articleId=86
 
Original Global Suggestion Box proposal:  www.coal.nl/newciv/gsb  (partial)
 
  Also see Internet Archive (www.InternetArchive.org) caching of GSB:
   http://web.archive.org/web/19980114214922/www.coal.nl/newciv/gsb/
 

‘Global Suggestion Box’ websearch (a number of interesting matches):

   www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=10&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=Global+Suggestion+Box&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&safe=images
  

‘Global Ideas Bank’ and ‘Greg’ and ‘Wright’ websearch:
 
Article about Global Ideas Bank & Greg’s role:
 

Flemming Funch and Greg Wright, ‘Extreme Idea Person’:

 

‘Collaborative Filtering’ and early intimations of the Global Ideas Bank:

 

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“Light on the Pedal, Light on the Planet”:  a one-minute web video promoting ‘CO2scious Driving’ 

 

   LiveEarth 2007 Environmental Videos link for “Light on the Pedal, Light on the Planet”:  http://  

     in the 2007 ‘Convenient Truths’ Environmental Video Contest

 


   YouTube page:  www.youtube.com/nicholasdragon  

 

   MSN ‘Soapbox Page’ for “Light on the Pedal, Light on the Planet”:  http://next.video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=f2556652-9ce7-44d6-8664-8ff2fca8d551
   Blip.tv file for “Light on the Pedal, Light on the Planet”:  http://blip.tv/file/158283 
  

     Treehugger page:  http://truths.treehugger.com/video/contest_entry_light_on_the_ped.php

 

 

  Commentaries re Links to “Light on the Pedal, Light on the Planet”: 

Crashless Cars: Making Driving Safer . . . and More Fuel-Efficient! 
  
  
  
Proposal for Use of Freeway/Highway Variable/Changeable Message Signs (VMSs/CMSs)
    to promote fuel-efficient lower-carbon ‘CO2scious’ driving
     (on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s ‘It All Adds Up to Clean Air’ Exchange):
        and
 
Proposal for a No-Idling Icon Design Contest to dissuade drivers from idling their vehicles and polluting 
    (on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s ‘It All Adds Up to Clean Air’ Exchange):
 
 
     Should America Restore the 55 mph Speed Limit?:  www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/should_america.php#ch01
            and the follow-on piece, Slow is the New Fast:  www.treehugger.com/files/2007/10/survey_slow_is.php 
 
 
  
  
 
“Why Do You Think It’s Called CARbon Dioxide?”:
   an Eco-Driving article on the Smart’n’Safe Woman (www.S2W.org) website:
  
  
“R U a CO2nscious Driver?”  in the Green Goddess Gazette blog, Philadelphia:
  
“Slow Down, Save Gas” in Westways magazine:
  
“Eco-Driving” proposals on the Center for a New American Dream site (www.NewDream.org): 
  
“Eco-Driving”:  Commentaries in Grist and Sierra magazines:

   www.sierraclub.org/sierra/199809/letters.asp

 

  

“More Time, Less Carbon”:  Four-Day 36-Hour Workweek Proposal  

   in Take Back Your Time’s (www.TimeDay.org) January-March 2007 newsletterwww.timeday.org/news-vol5issue1.asp#03 
  

“Shorter Workweeks and the Environment” 
   Letter to Los Angeles Times, November 2009: http://timeday.org/news_December2009.asp#_LETTER

 

  
Proposal for Nine- or Ten-Hour Workdays to Facilitate Four-Day Workweeks for Workers Who Want This Option: 
   in Take Back Your Time’s (www.TimeDay.org) March 2004 newsletter:  www.timeday.org/news-march-2004.asp  
  
Work Time Reduced 1/10, Commuting Reduced 1/5′:  Four-Day Workweek Proposal
   in SEIU’s Since Sliced Bread ideas database (www.SinceSlicedBread.com)www.sinceslicedbread.com/idea/2796 
  

“More Time, Less Carbon:  Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting, and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions”:  a Policy Proposal on Change.gov site

   (with ‘Solar Iraq: Solar Electricity a New Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction’ / ‘Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity’):
  
“36-Hour Four-Day Workweek for More Time, Less Carbon”
   a Policy Proposal on Change.org site  (with ‘Nuclear Arsenals Transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity’):  
  
“More Time, Less Carbon:  Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions”: Policy Proposal on On Day One site 
   (with ‘Solar Electricity a Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction’ / ‘Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity’):
  
 
  
  
 
“More Time, Less Carbon: Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting, and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions”:  Comment following ‘Saving Energy With a Four-Day Work Week,’ by Kate Galbraith:
 
 
 
“More Time, Less Carbon: Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting, and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions”:  Comment with ‘The Case for Working Less’ on Progressive Economics Forum (Canada), guest post by Tom Walker:
  
  
“More Time, Less Carbon: Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting, and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2
  Emissions”:  Comment following article about Sierra Club president Carl Pope’s transition to the chairmanship of the Club
  
 
 
Take Back Your Time, Take Back Your Life, article for The Glendale Focus

 

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“Make Iraq a True ‘Green Zone’: Rebuilding with solar electricity may alleviate Iraqis’ suffering — and the climate crisis”: 
    Solar Today magazine, November/December 2007
        http://tinyurl.com/4wdsmm 
 
    Alternet  (December 3, 2007):  www.alternet.org/environment/67947/?page=entire
 
 
Solar Electricity for the Iraqis (Global Ideas Bank proposal) www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=6027 
 

 

 

 
“Solar Iraq: Solar Electricity a New Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction”:  a Policy Proposal on Change.gov site 
    (with ‘Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2′ / ‘Megatons Into Megawatts: Nuclear Arsenals
     Transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity’):  http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/ideas/viewIdea.apexp?id=087800000005CsD 
 
 
“Solar Electricity a Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction”:
   a Policy Proposal on On Day One site (with ‘Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions’ /
    ‘Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity’):   www.ondayone.org/user/1444   
 
 
 
Renewable Energy as a New Focus of U.S. and International Foreign Assistance and U.S. Foreign Policy:
    Comment on Alternet article (November 11, 2007):  www.alternet.org/environment/67261/
 
 
“EKOrea”: North Korea a ‘Model Sustainable Nation’?:   www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=5886
 
 
 Solar Enterprise Zone proposal (initiated by Greg Wright, 1992)  (Google search page)
 
 
 

Metropolitan Transit Authority Public Transport Improvement Ideas by Gregory Wright in the Sherman Oaks Sun:

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   www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=10&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=Solar+Enterprise+Zone&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&safe=images 
 
 Solar Enterprise Zone testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Energy & Environment,
    supporting the SEZ concept:   www.house.gov/science/sklar_03-25.htm (1998)  and  www.house.gov/science/sklar_4-9.html (1997) 
 

 Solar Enterprise Zones proposal on Global Ideas Bank:  www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=903  

 
 

 

“Megatons Into Megawatts: Nuclear Arsenals Transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity”
    a Policy Proposal on Change.gov site (with ‘Solar Iraq: Solar Electricity a New Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction’ / 
     ‘Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2′)
 
“Nuclear Arsenals Transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity”
    a Policy Proposal on Change.org site  (with ’36-Hour Four-Day Workweek for More Time, Less Carbon’):
 
Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles Transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity”: Policy Proposal on On Day One site 
   (with ‘Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions’ / 
    ‘Solar Electricity a Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction’):   www.ondayone.org/user/1444   
 
 
 
 

“Picturing Solar Makeovers: To encourage the design of photovoltaic-integrated architecture,
  let’s redesign existing buildings — virtually,”  Solar Today magazine, March/April 2006, pages 38-39:
  excerpted in a Comment following article “When Disaster Strikes, Rebuild Green,” AlterNet, by Laurie David: 

 

 
 
 

“Solar Retrofit Architecture Design Competition” proposal in the online Sun E-News and Energy Pulse

  publications (www.EnergyPulse.net  and  www.Sun-ENews.com):
   www.energypulse.net/centers/article/article_display.cfm?a_id=620   and 
   www.sun-enews.com/archives/Summary/sunea530.html  

 

The United Nations Secretariat Building a Solar-Retrofit ‘Beacon’ of Solar PV Power:
 
 
Solar HVAC at new Los Angeles Audubon Nature Center article in Energy Pulse:
 
 
 
A Brief Eco-Bio of Greg on the Energy Pulse site at: 
     which also contains links to the above pair of Energy Pulse articles.
 A Trio of Watts Towers-inspired ‘eco-highrises’ at World Trade Center proposal
 
 
   on CNN’s WTC Proposals site: 
   (Go to See The Proposals and then to page 50 of the collected proposals, and Proposal 23 at bottom thereof.) 
    Or go straight to:
   www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2002/wtc.ideas/designs/page.50/  and click on Proposal 23 at page bottom.

 

Several Solar Energy / Green Architecture articles (from other publications) on Sun Utility Network site (www.SunUtility.com): 

 

Several Solar Energy / Green Architecture published articles on the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News 
  site (www.HVACRNews.com): 
   www.hvacrnews.com/   [ARCHIVED ARTICLES NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE]“Billboards: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t” picture-pairs on the Sherman Oaks Blog

 
 
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Billboards (and Streetlights and Signs) and Light Pollution, Energy, Carbon, and Climate  (13th Comment)
  a set of proposals for Los Angeles magazine’s “Los Angeles Suggestion Box”:  www.lamag.com/mrmayor/
 
 
 
“Billboards and Coal-Fired Electricity, and Other Objections and Problems” on KCET-TV SoCal Connected program blog:
 
 
“New Digital Billboards Proposed for Downtown Los Angeles:  Billboards, Carbon, and Climate”:
 
 
“Lights Out a Nightly Practice, Not Just a Symbolic Annual Event”:  a proposal:
 
 
“Reclaiming the Night Sky and Reducing Carbon Emissions” (Los Angeles Lights Out [LOLA] Blog):
  October 10, 2007 entry, second page at top:   http://lightsoutla.blogspot.com  
      or  http://lightsoutla.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2007-10-11T17%3A20%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7“Spaceography” on the Lazarus Lighting Inc. website,
 
 
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  referring to Greg’s volumetric ‘geography of outer space’ concept:  www.lldinc.com/spaceography.htm

 

Environmental “TimeCams” proposal on the Venture Collective site (www.VentureCollective.org)
 
  …and on the Media Collective Projects Open-Mike Blog:
 
  Also see Environmental TimeCams proposal in the Global Ideas Bank: 
 
 
 
 

Gregory Wright’s Recollections of the Burton Holmes Travelogue Collection 
   on a site devoted to the late and lamented BHI Collection: 
    (a project of Hidden Knowledge [www.Hidden-Knowledge.com].) 
 
 
 
 
The “Tournament of Time” project (1999-2001):  www.TournamentofTime.com  [DISCONTINUED]

 

The “Tournament of Time” proposed as a Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth/Seadragon technology presentation
    (scroll down column to October 20, 2007):
 

    http://labs.live.com/photosynth/blogs/CommentView.aspx?guid=9c06a85f-365c-4d79-82e1-8d236b05108d  

 
The “Millennium Holomorph” / “Millennium World Snapshot” ‘Ten Years After’

   proposed as a Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth/Seadragon technology presentation

 
The “Millennium Holomorph” project (1990s)  (Google search page):
    (scroll down column to January 30, 2008):

 

A Trio of ‘Virtual Reality’ infospace proposals (and a G.W. Bio) in the online Virtual Reality E-Magazine (1997-98)
   archived on the Internet Archive (www.InternetArchive.org), all three reached from:
 
      and separately:
 
 
 
  The “Millennium Holomorph”:                                        
                                        http://web.archive.org/web/19991011013728/http://www.vremag.com/VR/COLUMNS/WRIGHT/MILLENNIUM_HOLOMORPH.html 
 

                             

 

 
 
 
   Greg Wright’s Yahoo Groups Profile:  http://profiles.yahoo.com/wrightthink

 

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Gregory Wright’s Policy Proposals webpage on On Day One site:
   Solar Electricity a Core Part of the Iraq Reconstruction / Four-Day 36-Hour Workweeks to Reduce Commuting 
    and Related Gasoline Expenses and CO2 Emissions / Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity:
 
 
 
Gregory Wright’s Policy Proposals webpage on Change.org site:

   36-Hour Four-Day Workweek for More Time, Less Carbon / Nuclear Arsenals Transformed into Carbon-Free Nuclear Electricity:
   www.change.org/profile/view/236322  (my profile with links to my two ideas) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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regory Wright’s Citizens’ Health Care Blog:

 
 
 
   www.americansdiscusshealth.org/blog/89, one of about a dozen U.S. health care blogs;
    These can also be reached via the Blogs Directory reached via the Blogs button at www.citizenshealthcare.gov.

 

 

“Cats and Cats Caretakers Cohousing Community” proposal: 

    http://bravenewfilms.org/profiles/Gregory%2BWright/comments  and  http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/20619#comments

 
“Gas ‘n’ Grass” / “Carbon ‘n’ Cannabis”:  Tax Them Both!  (fifth comment):
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

“Emissions Accomplished”:  A Political Cartoon
     in the Ventura County StarFebruary 17, 2004, co-conceived by G.W.
     (Look at “More About This Cartoon“)

 

“GOPocalypse Now:  The First Year of the Twenty-First Century in the U.S.A.”:

 

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‘Tape Collages’ of Gregory Wright on the Wheeler Phil website (www.WheelerPhil.com):
   www.wheelerphil.com/GregsArt1.html “Out Of Our Minds” beta TV show (Greg a ‘virtual host’):
 
 
 

Gregory Wright Google Websearch (first three pages are the best):

 

 
 

Gregory Wright on Facebook:   www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=cfrpn&id=669030684

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   VH1:    http://www.vh1.com/movies/person/276638/personmain.jhtml 

 
 
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Greg Wright’s father, writer Robert Vincent Wright’s, miscellaneous webpages:

   Internet Movie Database:   www.imdb.com/name/nm0942764/ 

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   Compiled 1 – 27 May 2004
   Corrected / Augmented 17, 19, 25, 28 June;  4, 5, 8 July;  25, 28 August;  20, 23, 26, 29 September;  19 November;  2 December 2004
       7, 19, 22  February;  28 March;  10, 19 April;  25 May;  10 October;  20 December 2005;   16 March;  21 October 2006;  
       18 January;  27, 29 April;  3 May;  22 June;  4, 7, 17 July ;  17 September;  16, 30 October;  26 November;  14, 20 December 2007
       5, 30 January;  1 February;  6 March;  29 June;  20 July;  1 October;  1, 9, 30 December 2008
       20 January;  15 February;  18, 29 May;  29 June;  9, 13 December 2009
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GREGORY WRIGHT / WRIGHT THINKING
  
greg@newciv.org  =  bg534@lafn.org
    ( wright@sunutility.com  is discontinued )

 

 
 
 
The Other L.A.:  Helping the Helpers: 
  Los Angeles-area Anti-Poverty Organizations Links Page (prepared by G.W.):

 

 
Utne Great Ideas Contest:  “Students’ Special Projects & Microvouchers Program” proposal (www.Utne.com):
    http://tinyurl.com/o49td   which goes to 

 

 
 School Microvouchers to Fund Students’ Special Projects proposal on Global Ideas Bank: 

    www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=4360

 

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‘Wright Thinking’ blog on Living Documents:  https://livingdocuments.wordpress.com/wright-thinking/
 
 
“The Zero Decade: Restarting The 21st Century and Rebooting America, In The Nick of Time”

 

 
   (Common Dreams, Dec. 1, 2008):
 
“The Zero Decade: Rebooting America” (Air America, Dec. 1, 2008):  
 

 
 
“Restarting the Twenty-First Century”: a post-Midterm Election 2006 version of my political vision for America: 
 
 
Gore’s the One”: Why Progressives Should Support Al Gore for the Presidency in 2008, by Tad Daley
   (with a Greg Wright contribution at the end):

 
 
 
Al Gore’s Rise to the Vice Presidency in 1992 and Macrocosm USA’s Role — Greg Wright’s Story: 
   It started in the living room of author Marilyn Ferguson:  how Jerry Brown, with the help of the Macrocosm USA database,
   won his string of unexpected victories in the primaries of 1992, and how that catalyzed Bill Clinton’s choice of Al Gore
    as his running mate and the rest that is history…. 

 

Democratic Party ‘Macro-Endorsement’ from Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (2006):
 
 
 

 

Democratic Party’s (and America’s and World’s) Future Success:  G.W. Proposals: 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

   (on the Common Cause Forum on Electoral Reform: Voting by Mail discussion):
 
 
 
 

“GOPocalypse” pro-Dems Political Products & Merchandise CafePress Page: 
   cafepress.com/gopocalypsewww.
 Voter Registration + Voting By Mail Application Advocacy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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