2,428 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tue 1 Nov 2022”

  1. Speedy – It was real, I was a friend of one of the writers. They worked closely with the RAN, and drew from RAN history – especially the Australian corvettes of WW2. Those small ships did astounding work.


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  2. Because they were children when they were taken over, the oldest at the time was only 12, they were Australian citizens, both their parents were dead, their two little brothers were dead, and they had an Australian grandmother who wanted to take care of them.

    And if they’ve been radicalised?


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  3. “And if they’ve been radicalised?”

    They wouldn’t be any different to thousands of muslims who never went to Syria.
    I’m not going to make predictions about the future terrorism of children, especially those aged 3 2 and 1 when they left that hell-hole.


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  4. I was encouraged to join the army from watching Bush Tucker man.
    You musta been easily impressed.
    He came across as a First Grade cockhead, the show was contrived, it was sent up by Russell Coight years later.


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  5. Roger – After. Speedy means Sea Patrol.

    Never saw Sea Patrol, but if it was half decent I’d wonder if it wasn’t produced independently and purchased by the ABC to meet local content drama requirements.


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  6. Harry Butler gave everyone a reason to hate cats, then he shilled for the mining companies.
    The best of the ABC shows was Jack Absolom, he was a genuine expert on surviving in the scrub.


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  7. Roger – SHY is known as Sarah Sea Patrol from an infamous effort in Senate Estimates, I think it was. The series is Nine not ABC, and ran for quite a while.


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  8. “A television show was contrived…”

    As are all professional entertainments.

    Do you think TV shows are found running around in the scrub, wild and free?

    A series on TV was …. made up!I tells yas!!!!

    Shock and horror.


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  9. Mate, no Case has ever gone to War, and i’m upholding that record.
    The closest was probably Great Uncle Arburthnot Case, he was on a Troopship bound for New Guinea, he jumped overboard at Pinkenba and swam ashore.
    Holed up out at Wallangarra for the duration, then about 20 years later put in a claim for TPI and was granted a Pension.
    Lived like a king til his dying day.


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  10. I was watching some Fox News today and they showed some polls about “What were high issues for voters”. Surprised me a little that abortion was at 40% and gun control was at 38%. I hadn’t seen that before. Abortion is usually “way down the list”.

    It sort of makes me think that perhaps the Democrats have totally misread the polling (hence the abortion push as a major issue for their campaign).

    Abortion as a “high issue” could well be pro lifers. Ditto the guns and NRA members. They didn’t really explain the questions asked, and whom to.

    No doubt the Democrat pollsters have the in-depth information however, I’m guessing that they had to “pick an issue” to run with, and abortion was the only one that favoured them (rather than the economy, inflation, the border e.t.c).

    They settled on abortion and “democracy” as their only hope to bandage the bleeding.


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  11. A jury has found a Sydney landscaper whose father was a Manly Sea Eagles CEO not guilty of raping a woman he met on a dating app.

    the problem here is that they have made this a life destroying sentence for the accused and given women the power to potential destroy a male.

    these kinds of accusations, are in fact minor infractions, we are not talking about being dragged down a dark alley by a total stranger. we are talking about minor disagreement over consent, pressured into sex or or in many cases buyers remorse.the punishment does not fit the crime. the male if convicted has his life destroyed. too many women are ruthless in wanting to punish males to protect their reputations.


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  12. Ed – Nor anyone in my family either, except my granddad – although he was only nominally in the British Army since he was working on the Pommy atom bomb, so they stuck him into the Royal Engineers. My brother and I were the first volunteers to serve I think, but only in the AAR. Oh and our dad in cadets, where he reached the rank of Lt. He would’ve done well, if he’d wanted to be a professional soldier, and he’s still quite proud of his service. I was talking about this stuff with him some months ago. Good leader – he became a senior school principal in his early forties.

    It’s actually a lot of fun running around the bush and firing off plastic blanks.


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  13. “Society has confused the hell out of young people.”

    It’s worse than that. Over the last fifty years, the sexual act has been cheapened, coarsened and vulgarised by rampant pornography and promiscuity, and too often young males and females find themselves in demeaning situations like young Mr Cleary and the female, having just met and then having sex on a cold bathroom floor.

    No, sex is supposed to be an intimate act of love and respect. We need to teach young people this.


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  14. ….. the Whitlam years but from what I have read they are giving them a run for their money, all we need now is an Iraqi money lender…

    Rockdoctor, in the interest of truth & accuracy, that should be amended to Pakistani money lender.
    But yeah, I totally agree with your point. The AnAl govt is following a substantially similar policy path.
    One (of many) differences being, Whitlam was popularly elected. AnAl got in by default, with lower vote count than my dog would have attained, had he stood.


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  15. … the Pommy Atom Bomb?
    Running round the scrub firing off blanks?
    Look, if the enemy were a bunch of sheilas, say, 16-22, then I mighta been interested.


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  16. You would pretty much think that in the US the abortion debate has been nullified by term limits and “exceptions” by Republican states. And here is where the big companies, NGO’s and Government itself has “shot itself in the foot”. They actually offered to pay to take women interstate, pay board and lodging plus other costs. They really overplayed their hand on this one.

    I doubt there are too many women in the US who are fearful they won’t be able to get an abortion if they want one. The left itself has already nullified the issue they are now running an entire election campaign on.


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  17. Jack was a genuine tough guy, Harry Butler was a bit prissy, Les Hiddins was a bit fruity, Russell Coight was a pretty funny.

    I was amused that Steve Irwin features in Kurt Schlichter’s latest novel. The Irwin family overachieve. I thought Harry Butler was ok, but then at the same time I though the same of David Attenborough, who has since gone bonkers. Which is sad.


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  18. I doubt there are too many women in the US who are fearful they won’t be able to get an abortion if they want one.
    Uh huh.
    You’re talking Feelz here, right?
    The left itself has already nullified the issue they are now running an entire election campaign on.
    What?
    Look, here’s the reality [that you’re not being told]:
    In the wider scheme of things, Abortion is Eugenic, criminalising abortion is Dysgenic.
    Criminalising Abortion is a way for political Parties to say:
    We’re not really serious people.


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  19. Got to correct – Steve Irwin is in the 6th of the series not the 7th. I read the two of them back to back, so got confused. The 6th features alligators and crocodiles, the 7th cannibals and dune buggies.


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  20. As this site’s most devoted watcher of Sea Patrol (& of Patrol Boat, were it ever to become available [unlikely]) I can confirm it is a commercial production, aired on Ch 9 (available in full in HD, free on 9Now streaming)
    It is the one Sarah Dugong-Heffalump believed was real. …. [fast forward past 5 minutes of me guffawing]…..
    Patrol Boat was made before Bush Tucker Man. Both were on the ABC.

    Les Hiddins is a… complex yet uninteresting character. In my opinion, were he on the Cat he’d be the most acidic & loathed commenter here. In my experience he has one helluva temper, far worse than Slim Dusty’s (& that is saying something) and is unreasonable to the point of jaw-dropping obtuseness.

    Never mind people under 40 not recognising him, I’m not sure anybody who last image of Hiddins was on TV would be able to recognise him today. Skin tone has gone, weight is outta control, the pretty boy impish face put on for the cameras (any camera) is long gone, replaced by a sour visage more in keeping with his outlook.


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  21. “Could be”, but ain’t.

    Can you point to the polling, Ed? Be interested in having a look.

    I’d imagine there would be plenty of people on both sides of the political spectrum that rate “abortion as a high issue”. And plenty more people in between.

    I seriously doubt it’s going to factor into the majority decision when people get to the ballot box.


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  22. Somebody should ask the talentless boy wanker Daniel Radcliffe if he would be happy to have sex with a “woman” with a dick. If he says “no”….he should be asked “why not” and he should be called a bigot.


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  23. Over the last fifty years, the sexual act has been cheapened, coarsened and vulgarised by rampant pornography and promiscuity

    Paul VI was right about the effect contraception would have on the moral life of young people.


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  24. the guy is 76. He’s allowed to look like an old orc.

    If only he looked as presentable as an old orc.


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  25. Things not going so well for the Alintastralians in the crickit.
    Cheating ranga houso got a few early but got out to an outrageously stupid switch-hit.
    Captain McSooky gone for 4 and burnt a review on the way.
    Fragile Mitch had a head explosion slog.
    So … business as usual, really.


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  26. far worse than Slim Dusty’s (& that is saying something)

    Chad Morgan would give him a run for his money.

    You seriously trying to tell me Chad Morgan is a bigger arsehole than Slim Dusty?

    Or saying Chad is up there with Slim for arseholeic character tendencies?


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  27. Cassie of Sydneysays:
    November 4, 2022 at 7:56 pm
    Somebody should ask the talentless boy wanker Daniel Radcliffe if he would be happy to have sex with a “woman” with a dick. If he says “no”….he should be asked “why not” and he should be called a bigot.

    Not talentless. Good performances in a couple of movies and not Harry Potter ones.


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  28. “these kinds of accusations, are in fact minor infractions, we are not talking about being dragged down a dark alley by a total stranger. we are talking about minor disagreement over consent, pressured into sex or or in many cases buyers remorse.the punishment does not fit the crime. the male if convicted has his life destroyed. too many women are ruthless in wanting to punish males to protect their reputations.”

    I agree…which is why I think males and females need to be taught to avoid situations like Cleary and the women found themselves in. And particularly males, because all it takes is a shamed bitter female to go to the police and lodge a rape accusation. Religious people, of any religious persuasion, don’t “hook up” in a bar and they don’t go back to a mate’s place and have sex on a bold bathroom floor…..something that probably wasn’t very satisfying for either the male or the female.


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  29. “Not talentless. Good performances in a couple of movies and not Harry Potter ones.”

    I’ve watched him in a few movies and I find him talentless.


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  30. Can you point to the polling, Ed? Be interested in having a look.
    Hang on a flash.
    5 minutes ago you admitted that you didn’t understand the Poll you were quoting.


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  31. Old Ozzie:

    Biden Gave $1 Billion Via USAID to Afghanistan After the Taliban Took Over and Now Won’t Share Where It Went

    One of the reasons the Democrats MUST win the mid terms. I suspect the plundering of the US Treasury over the last few years has been massive and unhideable.


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  32. He came across as a First Grade cockhead, the show was contrived, it was sent up by Russell Coight years later.

    Les Hiddins served two tours in Vietnam with infantry battalions, one tour as a lead scout, “cockheads” don’t last long in that role.


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  33. Chad Morgan had been a gun canecutter, he was always up for a fight, plus he had a drinking problem.
    Only saw Slim Dusty on TV, he came across as a nasty arsehole.


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  34. In addition to talentless I’d describe Daniel Radcliffe as an ungrateful twerp.
    He’d be Daniel Radcliffe, council invoice clerk, were it not for J.K. Rowling.


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  35. Rosie:

    “It’s quite likely that one of these children will go on an Islamist decapitation rampage in a few years.”
    But any more likely than any of the other radicalised Muslims living in Australia, some of whom have already demonstrated their capacity for committing acts of terrorism?

    You’re quite right.
    We should deport the bloody lot before they get any more ‘splodey and choppy ideas.


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  36. Les Hiddins served two tours in Vietnam with infantry battalions, one tour as a lead scout, “cockheads” don’t last long in that role.
    Uh huh.
    Lead Scout to Major, was that a first, Googles?


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  37. don’t go back to a mate’s place and have sex on a bold bathroom floor…..something that probably wasn’t very satisfying for either the male or the female

    Terrible on the knees.

    Fortunately, millions/billions of people only have 5 to 35 months left so it’s sort of okay.


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  38. Has m0nty-fa re-appeared as once beclowning himself about “gutter j’ism” and being thoroughly rubbished for it? Or will he hide away for a couple of days, then come back as if nothing had happened?


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  39. He came across as a First Grade cockhead, the show was contrived, it was sent up by Russell Coight years later.

    Les Hiddins served two tours in Vietnam with infantry battalions, one tour as a lead scout, “cockheads” don’t last long in that role.

    +1
    Hiddins, no matter how much of one he is, did not remotely come across as one on TV.

    Besides, wasn’t Russell Coight (10 x worse than anything Daniel Radcliffe has ruined) a juvenile attempt to lampoon Troy Dann?


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  40. Gez at 1.00:

    Old Bobby Numbers is flying the flag for TaliDan on the Michael Smith site.
    He could explain how a kid on bicycle could “T Bone” a big SUV as Dan stated in his wife’s defence.

    Bet there’s a conscription story in there somewhere.


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  41. The trouble is, flyingduck, that the Lehrman jury wasn’t technically a hung jury: it was discharged because a juror was caught out doing independent research. Given that the jury had already been deliberating for over a week, a hung jury was pretty likely. But because it was discharged for another reason, it doesn’t count as one. So the prosecution gets another shot.


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  42. I enjoyed his performance in My Boy Jack and the Woman in Black. Saw him in something ordinary on the plane co starring with Sandra Bullock. Perhaps he’s vocal because his career may have stalled. Like so many actors who mature, the camera is no longer as kind as once it was and audiences are fickle.

    I dislike his politics intensely.


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  43. Knuckle Draggersays:
    November 4, 2022 at 8:15 pm
    Gez at 1.00:

    Old Bobby Numbers is flying the flag for TaliDan on the Michael Smith site.
    He could explain how a kid on bicycle could “T Bone” a big SUV as Dan stated in his wife’s defence.

    Bet there’s a conscription story in there somewhere.

    Easy to solve. Show us a photo of the damaged vehicle. They wont. Because it would prove Hunchback is a fucking lying piece of shit.


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  44. Bruce O’Newk:

    So unless God is gracious to them (not Allah) they are going to be in a very bad place for the rest of their lives, poor kids.

    Not as bad a place as their victims will be in if the do gooders are wrong.


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  45. Name one herbivore with a similar sized brain to a human?
    Elephants.

    Nope, not even close

    The typical elephant weighs about 5000kg and has a 4kg brain (< o.1% of body weight)

    An 80kg human has a 1.3kg brain (about 2%) and accounts for 20% of its resting metabolic rate. To run such an energy expensive organ *requires* energy dense food – and in the days before processed sugar, that meant fat. You cant do it with grass clippings.


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  46. My Boy Jack & Woman in Black. Thanks Calli.
    I’ve got MBJ on DVD (for when the TV & internet are “out”) I’ll move it up the list.
    Woman in Black …er… my understanding is that is a horror movie. There’s more chance of me watching science fiction.


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  47. Zipstersays:
    November 4, 2022 at 6:46 pm
    Elon Musk announces Twitter mass layoffs to begin Friday

    All employees will receive an email on Friday, the notice said. Those who will keep their jobs will get an email to their work account, those being laid off will receive a notification to their personal email. Employees were reminded not to disclose “confidential company information” on social media or with press.

    can we get this bloke to run the government?


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  48. 5 minutes ago you admitted that you didn’t understand the Poll you were quoting.

    No. I said it flashed up on the screen during a Fox News show. The poll wasn’t explained. I said I was surprised that abortion was that highly rated.

    Every other poll I’ve seen it was under 10%. The Democrats seem to think it’s an election issue. I was speculating that it would be an issue on both sides. Both for and against. Probably equally.

    If you have some polling that indicates it’s going to be an “election winner” for the Democrats, I’d like to see a link (if you have one).

    It seems to be they just running on one issue. It’s all they have.


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  49. It has now been a week since the discharge of the jury and Ms Higgins’ rant on the courthouse steps while an ACT government official stood by her nodding approvingly. No sign of any action on contempt proceedings, as far as I can tell.

    Meanwhile the wokerati will be outraged that Whybrow has been made a Senior Counsel. I’ll bet the ACT’s green left government is trying to have that cancelled.


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  50. Excellent to see that snivelling multi-millionaire cheating ex-captain, after seeding the press with stories of a triumphant return to the world short-form stage squibbed it, missed a straight one, threw a valuable review in the bin and fucked off with four runs to his name.

    Great days.


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  51. Old Lefty says: November 4, 2022 at 8:23 pm
    It has now been a week since the discharge of the jury and Ms Higgins’ rant on the courthouse steps while an ACT government official stood by her nodding approvingly. No sign of any action on contempt proceedings, as far as I can tell.

    The only thing I saw happen was that ACT govt official who was pinned to Brittany’s elbow was award the title “Lawyer of the Year” by the Women Lawyer’s Association of the ACT.


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  52. Employees were reminded not to disclose “confidential company information” on social media or with press.

    Sounds like he’s now trolling the FBI.


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  53. I’d be surprised if Rowling gives a stuff about what Radcliffe thinks or who he’s courting.

    Living well on royalties, more books in the pipeline under her own name or a nom de plume. Her defence of the English language is a fine example of a smart person outclassing halfwits without stooping to their level.


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  54. If a 42 year old offence can be pursued, it’s time to re-visit Kathy Sherriff’s complaint. If not why not?

    Allow me to amend that to better match.
    If a 42 yr old offence can be pursued & the alleged offender put in gaol for Six Months, then bailed to remain inside a particular address (their home) until about a year from now, it’s time to re-visit Kathy Sherriff’s complaint. If not why not?


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  55. I note Pat Cummins has the Alinta emblem on the shirt. Now Khawaja is possibly the laziest cricketer in the world, but at least he had the courage of his conviction but at least he stood for something he believed in which was to have the VB sponsorship removed from his attire.
    And second ball duck.


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  56. From “The Age.” Constitutional recognition and a “Voice to Parliament” should provide quite a few more good laughs.

    ‘I know who I am’: Labor candidate hits back over identity questions
    Bianca Hall
    By Bianca Hall
    November 4, 2022 — 6.38pm

    Labor’s candidate for the crucial marginal seat of Richmond has hit out at public questioning of her claim to Yorta Yorta heritage, including from members of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria.

    Lauren O’Dwyer, whose family hails from Echuca, describes herself as a proud Yorta Yorta woman, tracing her ancestry to her great-grandfather.

    An online campaign, largely led by Aboriginal people, has built over the past week, questioning both O’Dwyer’s Aboriginality and her ties to the Yorta Yorta community.

    Yorta Yorta country stretches over a large area on both sides of the Murray River in northern Victoria and southern NSW.

    “I know who I am, and I’m proud of who I am,” O’Dwyer told The Age. “I’ve never misrepresented or over-represented my heritage. I’ll always be learning.

    “And there are many fair-skinned Aboriginal people in this country that will for the rest of their lives be learning more and more about their identities. And I’m just disappointed that my mum has to witness this.”

    She holds a Confirmation of Aboriginality from the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, seen by The Age, which is signed by elders Barbara Day and Richard Ronnan.

    “It is hereby confirmed that the above named is of Aboriginal Descent, identifies as an Aboriginal and is accepted as such by the community in which they live,” the papers state.

    Among the criticisms made of O’Dwyer on social media are that local communities don’t know her. For her part, O’Dwyer points out she moved to Melbourne some 20 years ago, and her family connections to community were disrupted several generations ago.

    The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation declined to comment.

    Two First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria members, Tracey Evans – who is also a member of the Stolen Generations Redress Scheme’s Independent Assesment Panel – and Ngarra Murray, have joined the calls for O’Dwyer to demonstrate her links to Yorta Yorta community.

    “We have a political candidate running in the state election who is claiming Yorta Yorta but no one knows them,” Murray said on Twitter.

    “Our identity is being watered dow [sic] by people who are falsely claiming Aboriginal status. We see so many people claiming to be one of us, without any ­experience or understanding of what it truly means to be Yorta Yorta.

    “This is a real impact on Aboriginal people & our daily lives. It’s clear that a lot of people who are claiming Aboriginal status now did not before, which raises concerns in our communities about why people are doing this and what it means for our own identities.”

    Evans posted on O’Dwyer’s campaign Facebook page: “Who’s your mob? No one Yorta Yorta knows.”

    There are two Aboriginal corporations on Yorta Yorta land than can affirm people’s Aboriginal ancestry through “papers”: the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Njernda Aboriginal Corporation. O’Dwyer’s papers confirming her Aboriginality are from the latter.

    In a statement, O’Dwyer said: “These attacks are hurtful and uninformed – and make no mistake, they are political in nature.

    “Aboriginal identity is complex. I came to know my identity late in life because my family didn’t speak of it. It was a secret held too long, and I mourn for what my family missed out on.

    “I look to Aboriginal people strong in their culture and identity with longing and hope that my family can get there one day.”



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  57. Comment at The Australian:

    Mark 2 HOURS AGO (Edited)
    Early voting in Florida has some talking not of a red wave but more of an extinction level event for Democrats. A tad premature, but it is encouraging for Republicans.

    Please, oh please let this come true.


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  58. Lead Scout to Major, was that a first

    Things were going too slowly on the advance from Nadzab to Lae so Brig Gen Eather went to the front to see what the problem was. He grabbed a section of diggers and was off. Sometime later a WO encountered him and pointed out that Brigadiers really shouldn’t be lead scout for an entire brigade. True story.


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  59. Knuckle Draggersays:

    November 4, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Cummins.

    0.

    No downside.

    Yesssss!
    And I noticed a stat earlier that Alintastralia had taken eight catches this series and dropped three.
    Captain Blackout has dropped two of those three.


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  60. Whilst hanging the washing up I thought I heard that Alintastralia need to keep the Affos under 106, or something bad would happen.

    To Australia.

    Go hard, you poppy-growing bad boys.


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  61. Black Ballsays:

    November 4, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Fuck me. Take every run available. Selfish pricks

    Particularly second ball of the last over.
    Selfishness is their watch-word.
    From ex-captain McSooky burning a review on a plumb LBW to current Captain Blackout going for glory off the first ball of the over and getting out when he should have just fed the strike to Maxwell.
    But, hey, at least no-one will yell at them when they come off the field.


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  62. flyingduksays:
    November 4, 2022 at 8:20 pm
    Name one herbivore with a similar sized brain to a human?
    Elephants.

    Nope, not even close

    The typical elephant weighs about 5000kg and has a 4kg brain (< o.1% of body weight)

    An 80kg human has a 1.3kg brain (about 2%) and accounts for 20% of its resting metabolic rate. To run such an energy expensive organ *requires* energy dense food – and in the days before processed sugar, that meant fat. You cant do it with grass clippings.

    Our brains principally rely on sugar.

    The mammalian brain depends upon glucose as its main source of energy, and tight regulation of glucose metabolism is critical for brain physiology. Consistent with its critical role for physiological brain function, disruption of normal glucose metabolism as well as its interdependence with cell death pathways forms the pathophysiological basis for many brain disorders. Here, we review recent advances in understanding how glucose metabolism sustains basic brain physiology. We aim at synthesizing these findings to form a comprehensive picture of the cooperation required between different systems and cell types, and the specific breakdowns in this cooperation which lead to disease.

    The mammalian brain depends on glucose as its main source of energy. In the adult brain, neurons have the highest energy demand [1], requiring continuous delivery of glucose from blood. In humans, the brain accounts for ~2% of the body weight, but it consumes ~20% of glucose-derived energy making it the main consumer of glucose (~5.6 mg glucose per 100 g human brain tissue per minute [2]).

    Neurons and cancer cells are among the cell types that rely almost exclusively on glucose metabolism for energy generation,

    Neuroglycopenia is a neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by mental retardation or developmental delay, anomalous coordination and muscle tone, as well as thalamocortical hypometabolism [83]. This syndrome is further characterized by infantile drug-resistant seizures, developmental retardation and microcephaly in many cases




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  63. Knuckle Draggersays:

    November 4, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Whilst hanging the washing up I thought I heard that Alintastralia need to keep the Affos under 106, or something bad would happen.

    Finally.
    Someone has worked it out.
    All week the dumbo sports commentators have been saying Alintastralia have to win by … “a lot”.
    I figured it out last night and reckoned it was a margin of about 50 (say 109).
    Then I see someone on the Cricinfo site has worked out all the scenarios.
    S Rajesh.
    An Indian.
    A dirty truck stop shittin’ Indian.
    And it looks like everybody has copied Rajesh’s homework.


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  64. Evans posted on O’Dwyer’s campaign Facebook page: “Who’s your mob? No one Yorta Yorta knows.

    0

    Ah…well, you see now, that’d be the O’Dwyers of Tipperary, to be sure.


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  65. Our brains principally rely on sugar.

    1) We used to think that, but there is increasing evidence that brain can burn ketones.

    https://youtu.be/qSAiVROezRs

    2) So what?… we are quite capable of making as much glucose as we need using raw materials from fat and protein metabolism. My point is that we are evolved to consume *very little* carbohydrate (indeed, we can live quite healthily without consuming any carbs at all), yet the modern diet floods our bloodstream with sugar, much more than is needed, and the excess is turned into fat.

    I for one found my mental acuity and stamina *markedly* increased when I went off the carbs.


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  66. “I look to Aboriginal people strong in their culture and identity with longing and hope that my family can get there one day.”

    Might take a while.
    The black fellas around Echuca are very tight knit and very much dislike interlopers, and can sniff them from a mile away.
    I would be looking at the relationship between the elders and Mzz O’Dwyer for any suggestion of untowardnessness.
    (Not a word, but looks impressive)


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  67. Daniel Andrews has been heckled by two men ….

    You can be sure that counter measures are being organised tonight.

    In future, all appearances will be pre emptively scoped by two or three large fellows who will identify any looming threats and take them by the elbows as they help them out of earshot.

    It’s a measure of Matthew Guy’s unimportance that no one has to tail his caravan around and yell at him. Why bother.


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  68. Lead Scout to Major, was that a first

    Things were going too slowly on the advance from Nadzab to Lae so Brig Gen Eather went to the front to see what the problem was. He grabbed a section of diggers and was off. Sometime later a WO encountered him and pointed out that Brigadiers really shouldn’t be lead scout for an entire brigade.

    We have a winner!!

    Reading the article, I note BGEN Eather was promoted to MAJGEN in 1945, so technically it was Lead Scout to Major (General) – extra points for that.


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  69. Black Ballsays:

    November 4, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I note Pat Cummins has the Alinta emblem on the shirt. Now Khawaja is possibly the laziest cricketer in the world, but at least he had the courage of his conviction but at least he stood for something he believed in which was to have the VB sponsorship removed from his attire

    BB, I think that was where he was headed.
    But the public backlash came as a shock.
    I reckon he either backed down and/or Alinta gave them an “all in or the money walks” warning.


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  70. Can almost detect an air of resignation about the commentary team regarding the Afghanistan side reaching 106.
    With New Zealand winning, they cannot be overtaken in the group, and Engerland have Ireland in their match.
    Might be rissoled


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  71. My point is that we are evolved to consume *very little* carbohydrate (indeed, we can live quite healthily without consuming any carbs at all), yet the modern diet floods our bloodstream with sugar, much more than is needed, and the excess is turned into fat.

    and causes metabolic syndrome and diabetes


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  72. far worse than Slim Dusty’s (& that is saying something)

    I saw Slim Dusty’s show a few times in Townsville at the Dean Park Sound Shell. Drinking in pubs up this way you run into roadies from time to time and I heard Slim was of a nasty temperament.


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  73. Only saw Slim Dusty on TV, he came across as a nasty arsehole.

    Quite the reverse actually.
    I am a very distant relative by marriage of Slim’s and from having met him and many of his family I can assure you he was a top bloke.


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  74. A Friendly Letter To The Foes of the Republic

    NO ONE BELIEVES YOU. Not even a little bit. If you could read the room you could sense that. All of these articles on how long it will take (to count the vote), how wrong the first counting will be is just making people pissed off.

    It’s kind of like that brilliant article asking for “amnesty” for things done during the Covidiocy. It might have worked fine if the entire nation had gone amnesiac. But in fact what it did was bring back memories we were trying to forget. AND NOW WE’RE AWARE AND REALLY ANGRY.

    It’s the same thing. You THINK you got away with the soft coup in 2020. You stole the elections fair and square. And despite all your fears, no one has shot your skanky *sses into the next century. You put up all the barricades, you practically invited us to boog. And we didn’t. So you think you got away with it.

    You didn’t get away with diddly squat. Your own polls should tell you that. As much as our side tries to avoid answering polls, (because we don’t trust them further than we can throw them, and have you seen the weight of some of those pollsters?) a majority of the country thinks you stole the election in 2020.



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  75. Ms Higgins’ rant on the courthouse steps while an ACT government official stood by her nodding approvingly

    Not just any old government lackey.
    It was Heidi Yates the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner – supporting an alleged victim of crime before the crime had been adjudged.
    Bastards.


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  76. Should Terrorists Who Damage Great Works of Art Face the Death Penalty?

    Fantastic piece and the author is wholly correct. Hint: the answer is, “Yes, yes, they should”.

    Indulge these illiterate innumerate staggeringly ignorant fact and evidence free anti-scientific imbeciles and you are encouraging their unrelenting idiocy (not to mention the destruction of a civilization), being as they are, braindead pieces of excrement that should never have been vomited into existence in the first place.

    There is a monumental uncivilised utterly preposterous totalitarian ugliness besieging what is left of “Western Civilisation” that will triumph in our lifetimes.

    The speed of the decline we’ve witnessed in the last twenty years is now increasing exponentially.

    Witness the rapid advance of the all encompassing degeneracy we’ve been flooded with in the last five years alone.

    Mass murder of “useless eaters” and the glorification of paedophilia are an eyeblink away.


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  77. Black Ballsays:

    November 4, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Commentators still trying to pump up Alintastralia. Give it a spell.

    FMD.
    They couldn’t put Ireland away.
    And the heroin farmers take them into the last over.
    Put up the screens and get the .22.


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  78. Paul Pelosi was released from hospital today after a miraculous recovery from being ‘critically injured’ and suffering ‘life-threatening’ wounds requiring ‘life-saving emergency surgery’ during a home break-in last Friday.

    Oddly, his alleged assailant DePape is still hospitalized although he wasn’t reported to have been injured.

    Hmm.


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  79. Ha ha ha hahahahaaa.

    Four runs, the Affos took them to.

    One over of idiocy in the middle cost them the game.

    As predicted, the Strayan body language leaving the field is terrible. Eat shit you woke ponces.


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  80. Black Ballsays:

    November 4, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Much can be said of the middle order stupidity of Afghanistan, I would put forth the case Australia’s bowlers have been worse

    But for a brilliant runout by Maxwell they were toast.
    And Rashid Khan has made our so-called death bowlers look like park cricketers.
    48 of 23 balls. 3 fours, 4 sixes.


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  81. Zipstersays:
    November 4, 2022 at 9:29 pm
    My point is that we are evolved to consume *very little* carbohydrate (indeed, we can live quite healthily without consuming any carbs at all), yet the modern diet floods our bloodstream with sugar, much more than is needed, and the excess is turned into fat.

    and causes metabolic syndrome and diabetes

    The fact that hunter gatherers are known to have high carb intake contradicts the claim. Given the x4 increase in brain sugar transporters over other primates the claim makes no sense. Vegetarians typically have a low fat-high carb intake and have a 20% reduction in CVD pathology. Generalizing from evolutionary theory about optimal diets is a bad idea. The problem is sugar loading in the absence of physical activity. That’s when the damage happens. Microglia, the immune cells in the brain, can generate inflammation with high fat loading. The liver will generate sugar from lipids(glucogenesis).

    Metabolic syndrome arises from excess calorie intake from any source. Obesity is the primary driver of METs not carbs. If carbs caused METS most athletes would have NAFLD.

    Conclusions: This comprehensive meta-analysis reports a significant protective effect of a vegetarian diet versus the incidence and/or mortality from ischemic heart disease (-25%) and incidence from total cancer (-8%). Vegan diet conferred a significant reduced risk (-15%) of incidence from total cancer.

    That has been found multiple times. The downside is nutrient depletion, especially choline, DHA, and some V vits. both of which are vital for a healthy brain. Choline is a substrate for acetylcholine production and ACH generally reduces inflammation in the brain. DHA also has that role. The most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate, is made from sugar so GABA the primary inhibitory transmitter must also depend on sugar availability because it is produced from glutamate The caveat is that vegetarians are often much more health conscious than the general population.

    It is not enough to think about evolutionary impacts or energy substrates, we must also think about immune responses to dietary and lifestyle factors because inflammation is the most common underlying factor is many pathological states.

    The problem isn’t carbs alone. It is bloody Ancel Keys and the decades long refusal by the medical profession to recognise the stupidity of his arguments(if not outright fraud).

    Obviously this is all very difficult material to understand. If you think intuiting and extrapolating from general principles is the way to go you need to go back to square one.


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  82. and causes metabolic syndrome and diabetes

    The fact that hunter gatherers are known to have high carb intake contradicts the claim.

    no it doesn’t. read what you wrote yourself. excess carbs. you can consume carbs all you like so long as you burn them up. note how hunter gatherers are highly active. sedentary people should stick to low carb to be safe.

    Athletes who for example burn 4000 calories a day can safely consume proportional amounts of carbs.


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  83. As predicted, the Strayan body language leaving the field is terrible. Eat shit you woke ponces.

    I caught a shot of the usurper to the coaches throne, Ronald MacDonald sitting on the bench at one stage.
    He had that look.
    “What the fuck have I done?”


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  84. And Rashid Khan has made our so-called death bowlers look like park cricketers.

    Hopefully, and for once in their miserable kipper-eating soap-dodging lives the Poms can stop moaning and get over the line against the Vedda people tomorrow.


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  85. AlphaFold’s new rival? Meta AI predicts shape of 600 million proteins
    Microbial molecules from soil, seawater and human bodies are among the planet’s least understood.
    When London-based artificial-intelligence (AI) company DeepMind unveiled predicted structures for some 220 million proteins this year, the trove covered nearly every protein from known organisms in DNA databases. Now, another tech giant is filling in the ‘dark matter’ of the protein universe.

    Researchers at Meta (formerly Facebook, headquartered in Menlo Park, California) have used AI to predict the structures of some 600 million proteins from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that haven’t been characterized.


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  86. Royal Australian Navy launches huge recruitment drive in bid to encourage young people to join Defence Force
    Caitlin Law-DavisThe West Australian
    Fri, 4 November 2022 6:36PM

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has officially kicked off one of its largest recruitment drives in history, offering paid work experience for people across the country.

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has created opportunities to entice younger people to join their workforce after research showed over 25 per cent of Gen Zs would be interested in a submariner career.

    However the research also found that generation had the lowest understanding of what the job actually entails – which led to the RAN creating live-in, realistic experiences and all-expenses-paid trips for interested participants.

    Rum, sodomy and the lash…


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  87. Hopefully, and for once in their miserable kipper-eating soap-dodging lives the Poms can stop moaning and get over the line against the Vedda people tomorrow.

    Part of me wants this.
    But another part wants the Alintastralian rabble to go through to cop a bigger humiliation in the semi final.


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  88. Photos Show China’s Massive Military Buildup in South China Sea
    Chinese leader Xi Jinping promised the US that China wouldn’t militarize the South China Sea. In good communist fashion, he did just that–on islands all over the South China Sea. In this episode of China Uncensored, we show photos of what China has done to militarize disputed islands in the South China Sea, how China might use these new military bases, and what kinds of infrastructure and weaponry they appear to have.


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  89. Zipstersays:
    November 4, 2022 at 10:44 pm
    and causes metabolic syndrome and diabetes

    The fact that hunter gatherers are known to have high carb intake contradicts the claim.

    no it doesn’t. read what you wrote yourself. excess carbs. you can consume carbs all you like so long as you burn them up. note how hunter gatherers are highly active. sedentary people should stick to low carb to be safe.

    Athletes who for example burn 4000 calories a day can safely consume proportional amounts of carbs.

    That’s what I wrote. I stated the problems is excess carbs. You stated:

    Zipstersays:
    November 4, 2022 at 10:44 pm
    and causes metabolic syndrome and diabetes

    in relation to the claim that we need very little carbs\sugars. You didn’t qualify the claim by reference to excess carbs.

    The optimal diet for everyone argument is nonsense. Individual variation matters. The focus on high fat\protein diets is as misguided as the focus on carbs as a principal energy source. Lipid peroxidation is as dangerous as AGE products.


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  90. I stupidly perhaps went and had a look at Skah here is Aus…

    A full on program of show wonderful the covid vaccines are, and lots of supportive stuff… just full on about vaccines… and lies, …and more lies…

    Imagine my shock (to steal from Paul Joseph Watson) to find the show was sponsored by …. Pfizer.

    Any wonder why skah is losing viewers.

    It is awful, but more typical.


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  91. custardsays:

    November 4, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    The ascendency of Trump is closing, what is the mechanism?

    Who knows?
    But it will have to be something big?
    I think it will happen on the night of the mid-terms.
    Something really, really big will be exposed.
    And it will be undeniable.


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  92. Heard several times today top VIC traffic cop getting emotional over the hit run death of a 60 something man earlier. ‘You wouldn’t leave a dog like that’ and so on. ‘Couldn’t understand how anyone could do that.’

    There have been a number of these. Drivers collecting a pedestrian and high tailing it away from the scene. Perhaps somebody need to tell that cop that in some cultures the rights of car drivers and their vehicles outweigh pedestrians every time.


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  93. custardsays:

    November 4, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Bolsonaro not conceding is linked I feel

    Nup.
    I don’t think the Bolsonario scenario is it.
    Not big enough.
    And can Brazilians even do Mexican stand-offs anyway?


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  94. 4 Corners was rather pleased about Australia being out of range for China. We can have as many US bombers as we like at Sindal and they can’t touch us.

    Beijing perhaps. What about the S China Sea ? Those bases not a touch close to Australia ?


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  95. ‘You wouldn’t leave a dog like that’ and so on. ‘Couldn’t understand how anyone could do that.’

    This sound bite needs to be mixed over footage of Vikpol’s last two years of policing.


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  96. Subcontinental Uberist dragged his bike along the side of my vehicle while I was parked.

    Just headed on his way without turning back to check for any damage.

    Most surprised when I called him back and told him to take more care with other peoples property. No sign of any comprehension in his eyes that he did anything wrong, or was in any way culpable for damage.

    No wonder his own country is a shithole, and ours is becoming one.


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  97. At the golf club at the weekend there was an unfortunate accident. Two ladies were enjoying a quiet game and had just teed off when one of the ladies was hit in the head with a wayward golf ball, somewhere between the first and second tee. An ambulance was called and, when the paramedic eventually arrived, he asked what had happened. The story was related to him and he asked “Where was she hit?” “Between the first and second hole” came the answer. The paramedic replied “Well, it’s not going to leave much room for a bandage!”


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  98. Jorge:

    Heard several times today top VIC traffic cop getting emotional over the hit run death of a 60 something man earlier. ‘You wouldn’t leave a dog like that’ and so on. ‘Couldn’t understand how anyone could do that.’

    When are these nancy boys going to wake up to the fact that an overly emotional copper doesn’t look ‘human’ when he emotes over a road accident victim like the media minders have told him, it makes him look weak and incapable of doing the tough parts of his job?
    FFS, ‘top Victorian Traffic cop’, it’s not about you – it’s about the poor bastard who got hit.


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  99. flyingduk says:

    Our brains principally rely on sugar.
    1) We used to think that, but there is increasing evidence that brain can burn ketones.

    https://youtu.be/qSAiVROezRs

    2) So what?… we are quite capable of making as much glucose as we need using raw materials from fat and protein metabolism. My point is that we are evolved to consume *very little* carbohydrate (indeed, we can live quite healthily without consuming any carbs at all), yet the modern diet floods our bloodstream with sugar, much more than is needed, and the excess is turned into fat.

    I for one found my mental acuity and stamina *markedly* increased when I went off the carbs.

    I’m on Day 8 of a high protein, low carb diet. Yes, I’ve lost almost half a kilo a day. But I won’t pretend it’s easy.

    I’m positive I’d lose a hell of a lot more if I gave up alcohol. But fuckit! I’m 72 and NOT giving up my couple of glasses of white wine at night!


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