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The cautionary tale of American Indians – What happens when only 1 side has the guns

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The cautionary tale of American Indians – What happens when only 1 side has the guns

Seeing as it is Columbus day, I am reminded of the cautionary tale that can be learned from the treatment of the American Indian for some 400 years.  It is a tale of what happens when one side has the guns and the desire to take and control what the other side has.

In this case the European explorers and those who followed them.  For gold, resources and land the conquering Europeans carved out a foothold in this land and spent the next few centuries pushing west to conquer it all.  Sure, they spoke of living in harmony and we have the whole Thanksgiving story but in the end an entire race of people lost 2 continents.

Before we go any further, let me just say that I am not against manifest destiny, Christopher Columbus or the Washington Redskins; the world is made up of winners and losers.  My point is that the story may have been played out a little differently if the Indians had realized what was coming down the pike a little earlier.  It is a lesson today that we would do well to heed.

So what are these lessons.

First and foremost, do not trust “governments” to do the right thing.  From the original settlers to the Colonies to the United States, the governments thereof have continued to promise and sign treaties that just asked for “a little more”.  Until they wanted to get a little more after that.  Before you know it, a continent is lost and you find yourself living on a little reservation that was dictated to you by the same government that took everything else.

This example of going back on their word and the continual drive for more and more by the government is a reflection of the desire of those politicians pushing for gun control.  They speak of “common sense gun control”, “just a little doesn’t infringe”, “we have to be reasonable” etc.  Really?  Funny, because if I recall California started off with “reasonable” gun control yet only by the veto of it’s Governor did it avert the complete banning of nearly every rifle in the state.

Just like the ever pushing drive west for land and gold, so too is it the mindset of gun controllers that they will succeed only when the reach the complete prohibition of firearms for everyone except the government.  The same government that has treats people it wants things from so “fairly”.

What would happen if the gun controllers dream of a disarmed populace were to come to fruition?  Once again we need only look at the treatment of the American Indians to discover that answer.  What would happen is that the ones with the guns would dictate how the ones without would live.  Where they would live, where they could travel etc.

Examples of this:

Trail of Tears:  The Indian Removal Act of 1830 ended up forcing the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes forcibly removed from their homes in the deep south and Florida to the plains of Oklahoma.  How do you forcibly remove over 16,000 indians from their ancestral home?  It’s not by asking nicely.  It’s at the point of a gun.  Side note, up to 6,000 of those forced to relocate died from disease, exposure and starvation along the way.

Massacre at Wounded Knee: In 1890 in South Dakota, the Lakota tribe was undergoing a gun confiscation run by the 7th Cavalry.  When a deaf Lakota named Black Coyote did not want to give up his rifle (respect) a shot reportedly rang out.  The 7th Cavalry responded by opening fire and shooting blindly into the tribe.  The Lakota, who had nearly all their weapons all ready confiscated could do little other than get shot and die.  Final tally of Lakota dead, around 300. approx 90 men and 200 women and children.

Just a telling reminder that if you lose your guns you are easily enough massacred by a government who is willing.

Prohibition on Firearm Sales: There was a federal law making it illegal to sell weapons to “hostile” Indians.  Not only did it not work that well, but it was also one of those gun control laws that was left murky on purpose.  This way you could deny selling a gun to ANY American Indian claiming that they are “hostile”.  It also opens up a “legal” means to confiscate the weapons that they do have.  Just toss the word “hostile” around and you immediately have legal cover.  Funny side note; this prohibition wasn’t abolished until 1979!

This nuance and ambiguity has continued to foster today with gun control measures left vague in order to bolster a larger interpretation than was initially voted on.

I could go on about the some 400 years of raping, pillaging and killing along with the countless broken treaties but that would be just gilding the lily at this point.

What I will say is this, the last tribes that found themselves free were not those willing to fight but rather those who were willing to fight and properly armed.  The will to fight against tyranny is a great thing to have, but bows and arrows will not get the job done against a Gatling gun and Henry Repeaters.

Unfortunately by that time the die was cast and it was too late.  Let that be a reminder that the right to keep and bear arms can be stamped out if left to the machinations of those who hate liberty for too long.

Once gone, like the lands of the Indians, may never be reclaimed.

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“If you don’t win, cheat”; that’s the Chicago way

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“If you don’t win, cheat”; that’s the Chicago way

From the city that gave us Barack Obama, Al Capone and the term “Chicago Politics” now gives us a mash up of all three in order to fight against the recent ruling recognizing Chicagoan’s right to keep and bear arms.

The Chicago City council has taken it upon themselves to try and infringe and limit the newly recognized right within their city by any means necessary.  By using coercion and threats the thugs of the City Council are forcing the owners of businesses that serve alcohol to place a sign in their window banning guns on the premises.

That doesn’t mean just bars, anyplace that serves alcohol will be forced to acquiesce to the whims of the City Council.  This includes restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs, sporting venues, carnivals and festivals etc. Though liquor and grocery stores are exempt.

The stance on this matter is reminiscent of a scene in the Godfather when Michael speaks of the time his father and Luca Brazzi give the bandleader a choice

The city council’s Consigliere in this case is Donal Quinlan who said:

“What we’re essentially doing is making it mandatory for establishments to exercise that right to say, ‘No guns here’. We can’t regulate guns, but we can revoke their liquor license if they don’t exercise that right.

There are so many things wrong with that statement it boggles the mind. If you are making it mandatory to do something you are not allowing people to exercise that right, you are actually doing the opposite.  

I have the right to vote for a candidate, but if you force me to vote for them if i don’t want to that doesn’t mean I’m exercising my right, it means I am being crushed under a tyrannical heel.  This is how third world dictatorships operate.

And the fact that the Chicago City Council has to threaten people in order to get their way because the courts ruled against them is both disgusting and unethical.  Though I guess that is business as usual in Chicago. 

Somehow, the City Council of Chicago, the murder capital of America with over 1200 murders and countless shootings over the past 30 months , believes what; that by harassing business owners and infringing upon a persons right to protect themselves these shootings will stop?

Then again, gun control isn’t about stopping crime…it’s about control…and Chicago and the politicians it produces are all about control, freedom and choice be damned.

How’s Obamacare working for everyone?  I guess Obama learned that trick back in Chi-town.

 

A Look at Obama “Under the Radar”

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A Look at Obama “Under the Radar”

Back in 2011, President Obama promised Sarah Brady that he was working on gun control being quoted as saying to her, “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

So over the past 2 years, what has “under the radar” entailed?  While the President continues to fail infringing on gun rights by championing legislation, he succeeds by sneaking through continuous executive orders and other directives to federal agencies in order to push forward his gun control agenda.

Through executive order the President has done the following:

  • Bans the re-importation of over 600,000 historical M1 Garands to the US
  • Makes it more difficult for gun trusts to purchase firearms
  • Harassment of gun shops on the southern border
  • Set up impediments for the return of property wrongly seized by the government
  • Encourage, through Obamacare, for doctors to ostracize gun owners
  • Push for industry bankrupting false science initiatives such as micro stamping

With the signing of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, the Obama administration has set up the groundwork for the following:

  • Requiring a national registration to meet treaty requirements

“The most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.”

Obama has spent the past 5 years staffing his administration and the courts with anti gun zealots.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder:  “We have to brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way. What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore.”
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Wrote a legal theses at Princeton, “Deadly Obsession: American Gun Culture” wherein the text she argues that firearms have been illegal for individuals to own since the passing of the Bill of Rights.
  • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan: While working for the Clinton Administration drafted the executive order restricting the importation of semiautomatic rifles.

Then there is the absence of action on the Obama administration because sometimes no move is a strike against the 2nd Amendment.

  • The administration continues to block the selling of used military brass to the public, driving up prices for ammunition while fuelling shortages
  • Obama uses veto threats to stop nationwide reciprocation of concealed carry permits

These are what under the radar maneuvers look like in the Obama administration.  While overt Manchin-Toomey type infringements are defeated in Congress thanks to the will of the people, these back door dealings that don’t get the same press and are harder to stop, continue.  Obama is winning the shadow war on the 2nd Amendment because no one else is playing.  He will continue to appoint rabid gun control zealots and he will continue to scrawl out executive orders that only infringe rights but makes no one safer.

The promise President Obama has made to Sarah Brady has been playing out his entire term and unless the public really starts looking under the radar they may find the 2nd Amendment completely undermined.

If Gun Controllers Read The Other Amendments Like They Do The 2nd

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If Gun Controllers Read The Other Amendments Like They Do The 2nd

Gun control zealots love to get hooked on the semantics of the 2nd Amendment.

Due to the forefathers elegant writing that is more verse than prose, gun control zealots have harped on misinterpreted syntaxes of the 2nd Amendment for years.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

The gun controllers like to say that since there isn’t an “and” between State and the right of the people that somehow invalidates the intent of founders.   The intent being found in the other writings of the time.

George Mason: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Sam Adams: “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms”

George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence”

Alexander Hamilton: “The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed”

Thomas Paine: “Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them (arms)”

So even though the founders had just tossed out a tyrant and basically made a bill of rights that all be exclusively dealt with the aforementioned tyranny, somehow the lack of a word is supposed to undercut the intent?

If we were to extend this logic to the other rights enumerated by the Bill of Rights we would have a very different country today.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

By applying gun control “logic” on the 1st Amendment we would have the right of free speech, press and assembly limited to only apply when seeking redress for grievances.  You see, everything before the petition part was an “or”.  You have this right OR this right OR this right, then you can take one of those rights AND petition the government.

Remember, this is gun control “logic”.

So, unless you are petitioning the government for redress of grievances, your right to free speech or assembly or the press or religion would be able to be restricted to the point of prohibition.

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law

No mention of apartments in the 3rd Amendment.  Therefore the government has the rights to shack up as many soldiers in your apartment as they want.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces

It only says land, it doesn’t say land forces therefore anyone can be held to answer for a crime without due process if it occurs on land.  Therefore the 5th Amendment only applies to crimes taken while either on an airplane or while falling off a cliff.  And since there weren’t airplanes back in the 1700’s and since gun controllers say at best we have a right to a ball and powder musket then the founding fathers meant to enumerate in the constitution a provision to protect the rights of people accused of committing crimes while falling off a cliff.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted

Since the it’s “and” and not “and/or” between cruel and unusual punishments the 8th Amendment allows punishments that can be either cruel or unusual so long as they are not both.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people

Just like the previous amendment this one has “or” instead of an “and/or” and as such allows for certain rights to be denied AND disparaged against, so long as both are done when you apply the gun controllers logic to the 9th Amendment.

By applying gun control “logic” to other amendments of the Constitution illustrates how ridiculous it is.  Yet gun control zealots still like to argue that somehow, despite the historical evidence of intent, that the founders somehow wanted to limit the right to keep and bear arms to the military.

But back in reality I argue that the intention of the founders was clear and clearest with regards to the 2nd Amendment.  Not only are there the writings of the day that argue for the personal keeping and bearing of arms but also the anecdotal fact that these colonists OVERTHREW A TYRANT.  They didn’t do it by not quartering soldiers, they did it by the use of arms.

They felt so strongly about it that they included in the 2nd the strongest wording they could and a phrase that is not found anywhere else in the Constitution.

Shall not be infringed

Lies My Government Tells Me

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Lies My Government Tells Me

With the recent signing of the UN Arms Treaty and its potential to undermine American sovereignty in regards to the 2nd Amendment, Sec. of State John Kerry and the Obama Administration has assured the public that they are not going after guns.  History, both recent and spanned, tell us that taking the government’s word in regards to “what will and will not happen” is tenuous at best.

Here is a list of just some of the lies our government tells us.

Social Security.  Putting aside promises that may have been made by FDR that the number would not be used for identification or that the program would be voluntary (yeah right) there are concrete promises that have been quickly tossed out.  Did you know that when the government was trying to cram the social security ponzi scheme down the American throats they made a lot of promises and even made PAMPHLETS detailing them.  For instance:

After the first 3 year–that is to say, beginning in 1940–you will pay, and your employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. This will be the tax for 3 years, and then, beginning in 1943, you will pay 2 cents, and so will your employer, for every dollar you earn for the next 3 years. After that, you and your employer will each pay half a cent more for 3 years, and finally, beginning in 1949, twelve years from now, you and your employer will each pay 3 cents on each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. That is the most you will ever pay.

Then there is this gem:

What you get from the Government plan will always be more than you have paid in taxes and usually more than you can get for yourself by putting away the same amount of money each week in some other way.

Considering I am more than 3 decades away from collecting social security yet by the Congressional Budget Office’s own calculations social security will be out of money in 2023, I wonder if the government will live up to its promise that I will get more than I paid into it.  Eventually all ponzi schemes fail and social security is no different.

Speaking of money given to the government under false flags, as a Pennsylvanian I pay a funny little tax that the rest of the country may not know about.  Do to the tragedy and damage from a flood Pennsylvanians pay the “temporary” Johnstown Flood Relief Tax.  Now, don’t think me heartless because it is good to help those who have been victim of a terrible natural disaster…except the Johnstown Flood occurred in 1936!!!

I find that the term “temporary” is just fertile soil for the government to sow a harvest of lies.  They figure that after enough time people will just become used to it and forget about the matter entirely.  I have 77 years of taxation as proof.

The previous examples just deal with money but the lies the government tells us have been much more nefarious.  I’m speaking of things such as the Tuskegee Experiments.  The Tuskegee Experiments was a clinical study conducted over FORTY years from 1932-1972 wherein the government lied to 600 black American men in order to conduct experiments on syphilis.  The poor black sharecroppers were told they were receiving free health care yet were unwilling guinea pigs of the researchers.  Syphilis is CURABLE with penicillin yet these men were not told they had syphilis nor were they given treatment for it.

Now, at this point you may say, “sure, but the 2nd Amendment is a Constitutionally guarenteed right, the government can’t lie their way to violate that.”  Not so.  The 5th and 14th Amendments BOTH have protections of due process yet in 1942 over 80,000 US CITIZENS were rounded up and locked up in internment camps just because they had Japanese ancestors.  The lie there is that Due Process and any other right enumerated in the Constitution is sacrosanct. and cannot be violated on the governments whim.  It’s just not true.

These civil rights violations aren’t relegated to the history books either.  One need look no further than the past year in order to choke on all the lies that the government has been forcing down our throats with the NSA spying on every American.  At first it didn’t happen, then it was only non-US citizen terrorists, then only US citizens with terrorist ties.  Now, with the lies falling apart the truth emerges and we are all being spied upon.  So much for the 4th Amendment.

Of course these are only a few of the lies, ones that highlight the lies that have deprived us of money, liberty and life.  The lies that have gotten us into wars, that have kept officials in office, and the ones we do not even know about are more prevalent than I have time or want to list.

So no, I do not accept the lies coming from the Administration when they say the UN Arms Treaty will not infringe upon the 2nd Amendment.  The US government has a long list of lies and this is just another on to add to the pile.  The UN Arms Treaty has the groundwork to undermine the 2nd Amendment utterly.  Here’s how:

The most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.

We’ve been paying for a flood for 77 years…who knows how long we would have to pay if this international influence is allowed to take root.

Between the taxes, civil rights violations, inhumane experiments why would anyone take the government at their word?

THIS is how the Federal Government will get a National Gun Registry

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THIS is how the Federal Government will get a National Gun Registry

With steady wins and progress, the 2nd Amendment has been sludging through the mire of gun control muck to strengthen itself in most states.  On the federal level, Obama and his gun control cadre do not have the juice to push for hard, gun rights-infringing legislation.

So they have decided to attack privacy in more general terms, so they can worm their way into achieving one of their biggest goals and one of the most dire threats to the 2nd Amendment; a National Gun Registry.

But as I said, the 2nd Amendment pro gun movement has been kicking ass and taking names lately so how exactly is Obama and his gun grabbing groupies planning on doing this?  Well, they certainly aren’t going to say the word “Gun” or “Registry”.  They are going to say “Credit Card”.

Ever hear of the Consumer Financial Protection Board? Sounds like a innocuous and benevolent thing, i mean, we’re consumers and we’d like to be protected yet protection comes at a cost.  In this case, the CFPB is before the House of Representatives stating it wants to know what you buy and keep that information.

The CFPB has a data-mining program that will make your purchases government knowledge.  Officials from the CFPB say their performance goal is to monitor at least four out of every five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year, estimated total around 42 billion transactions.

They also want to monitor up to 95% of all mortgage transactions but lets focus on the buying aspect.

With this invasive and privacy shredding program the federal government will know what you buy, when you buy it and how much of it you buy.  Even if you don’t use a credit card to buy firearms, if you use one to buy ammo or parts for your weapon the fed can extrapolate what you have to some degree.

Credit Cards have become ubiquitous in our culture and we use them all the time and overlook the fact that our lives, reflected on how we spend our money, is viewed by someone.  Previously it was just the CC company…now it’s Big Brother and that is just a bit unsettling.

And debit cards would not be safe from this intrusion either.  You ever notice that little Mastercard or Visa logo on your debit card?  Though it deducts money directly from your bank account the card itself works just like a credit card and as such would fall under this federal snooping.

Everything you buy with a card will be known.  How many of us didn’t want to pull out a wad of greenbacks in order to buy a firearm and instead just put it on the debit card?  Well, with this program from the CFPB, that will be in their database.  A database that is a few button clicks away from a National Gun Registry.

This invasion of privacy needs to be stopped.  No doubt that if States like New York wanted access to this information when they pass some draconian law limiting magazine size or outlawing sport rifles, the Obama Administration would have no issues sharing it.  Then, when Cuomo’s jackbooted thugs bust down your door looking for your “contraband” they will have a detailed list to go on thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

Don’t you feel protected?

If  the gun grabbers can’t attack directly, they will use any hijacked backdoor method they can.  This data mining program is an outrage to begin with but when you think what they can do with the information, it becomes downright unacceptable.

Hopefully the House of Reps will get this right and crush this further abuse of privacy rights.

If not…use cash.

 

Is it me or are Gun Controllers becoming more cartoonish the more they lose?

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Is it me or are Gun Controllers becoming more cartoonish the more they lose?

Remember those old Wile E Coyote and Road Runner cartoons?  The Road Runner would be flying around, enjoying his freedom with the liberty that his speed gave him while Wile E Coyote would try and stop him with convoluted and illogical contraptions and plans.

I cannot help but draw a comparison to gun controllers who, especially after losing, come up with some of the most asinine explanations for the loss as well as further propagating the idea that the next giant slingshot or rocket powered roller skates are going to work.

Recently, with the loss of 2 gun control state senators, Giron and Morse, anti-liberty governor Hickenloper came out with this gem:

“Politics revolves around certain issues how people talk about them and how people’s emotions respond to them and often perceived reality more important than the facts”

I’m sorry, but didn’t this whole thing came about because, like a ghoul, you exploited a tragedy and pushed for measures that do nothing to actually prevent further ones?  You basically preyed on the emotions of people in the wake of a tragedy in order to jam this down the throats of Coloradans and since THEY had the GALL to fight back, all of a sudden they are the ignorant masses who you need to educate better with “the facts”.

Hickenlooper added the defeat was from a very loud “minority”.  Once again showing the cartoonish nature of gun controllers.  Just like Wile E Coyote thinking his hairbrained contraption failed due to bad luck he plods on with another hairbrained contraption, so too do gun controllers think that it is always a small minority, or the NRA, or some other boogeyman who foil their plans when in truth it is the silent majority who wake and dole out retribution when they have been pushed too far.

But exploiting tragedy, shoving worthless legislation that promotes their agenda down the peoples’ throats, and then panning any dissent as uneducated, lobby-backed, emotionally charged nonsense from a “loud minority” is the gun controller’s modus operandi.

It’s what happened in New York with the SAFE act when Gov. Cuomo changed the rules forcing an immediate vote on it so that the people didn’t have their customary 3 days in order to voice an opinion.  Because, frankly, Mr. Cuomo didn’t want to hear the peoples’ opinion.   That right there is some cartoon villainy.

Now that the Sheriffs in New York have all but  revolted against both Cuomo and the SAFE Act by refusing to enforce any of it, Cuomo is trying to marginalize them as out of touch cowboys.  Cuomo also possesses the trait of most gun controllers have of hypocrisy saying:

“The law is the law. It’s not their job to pick and choose, and that obviously would be a dangerous and frightening precedent. Enforce all the laws, that’s their job.”

Where to begin on that one…hmmm…all the laws?  What about Federal immigration laws in New York City?  Are you pushing for those laws to be enforced?  What about the 3 day waiting period on new legislation you waived for a bill that wouldn’t take effect for months?  I guess you didn’t want to hear from the “loud minority”.

But from Colorado, to Illinois to New York and pretty much everywhere in between, gun rights are moving forward and those who oppose the liberty and freedom that they represent are feeling the pinch.  Be it in Colorado where politicians are losing their jobs, Illinois where the Chicago machine is left impotent to stop concealed carry,  or in upstate New York where there is open revolt against the constitutional infringements levied there.

All the while gun controllers are saying it’s just a small group against them and the gun control movement will have its revenge.

Yeah…they keep talking about how they have ALL this support; yet talk of revenge comes across like this:

When you are fighting to ensure liberty and freedom like those who defend the 2nd Amendment, you don’t need the convoluted plans or the hair brained oversized acme fly swatter.

And like Wile E Coyote who has run off a cliff but does not acknowledge it, the gun controllers will eventually look down and realize that they are not standing on anything, and will plummet from the scene.

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