The Ducks Will Not Be Going

Do you agree that God is pleased when countries help each other ?

The plague of locusts that has devastated crops in countries of Eastern Africa also has also spread to areas of Pakistan.

The billions of locusts are voracious eaters, and are creating fears of widespread famine.

Everyone these days is aware of “protecting the environment”, and pesticides are often frowned upon.

Therefore, China graciously offered to deploy an army of 100,000 ducks to Pakistan, to treat the locust plague the natural way. Ducks are capable of eating many locusts in a day.

However, academics, studying the situation more carefully, realized that the ducks, who require water, would not do well in the dry areas of Pakistan, and thus their deployment was stopped. Pesticides were offered instead to stop the destructive insects.

Plagues, famines, and deadly viruses are reminders to personkind, formerly known as mankind, that we are all members of the human family, and we need to work together.

May God bless the ducks, who reminded us of that.

40 thoughts on “The Ducks Will Not Be Going

  1. Hello friend. Actually my answer comes out of my own thoughts which are very complex. But I can simplify my response by saying that I believe God loves it when the help that we provide each other is altruistic, and I think that, that kind of help is very rare. I wish it were more common.

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  2. 🤗 Hi Sally! I think it’s a God send that those birds are staying where they are! I wouldn’t trust the Communist Chinese government as far as I could throw it! They are a sinister calculating regime that’s been taking advantage of global markets for decades and they steal intellectual properties left and right or make counterfeit knock-off products of name brands to benefit their own bottom line making at least the rulers and Communist party an immoral people with no integrity or conscience in my book. We should remember where this COVID -19 just came from also, and many other past Bird Flu’s etc. They may be putting out a propaganda message that they care but they do not! Remember Communists are atheists at heart and do not love or follow God let alone Jesus Christ! Pol Pot in Cambodia during the Vietnam war or Josef Stalin back in the pre-WWII era were two Communist devils that anyone with a short memory only need study up on briefly to clarify what Communists are and will do to other human beings to achieve their objectives or ultimate totalitarian control. I think you’re trying to expand the love that Jesus demonstrates and gave to us in His word by offering a fig leaf to devils and that will not work! There ultimate goal is like Russia’s to expand their own material and brutal control anywhere they can! In 2014 The Chinese Communist government was responsible for 1.2 million Tibetan deaths. This is just hard truth and facts about the reality that great evil is running rampant on this earth just like great good from God is among many of God’s children; but there are those that have no interest in any of that and will not stop their butchering of innocent lives just like the abortion industry as another example. I’m not saying it’s impossible that evil empires will never change for the better but I will never hold my breath or hold any such unrealistic notion, not without long term proof or major concessions and major sweeping policy changes taking place first. Sometimes nations and their citizens attempt to be PC at attempting to please most everyone or win favor for one particular reason or another, but then really please no one or cause more problems than they had to begin with because PC after all is political in essence, not a Godly act of genuine heart to heart brotherly love. Jesus told us that we must be hot or cold not lukewarm. I am set on Jesus so I don’t see any value in doing any dancing with brutal regimes or playing games with them. I call them the way I see them. China and Russia are about equal with Iran in my book and they all have a long way to go to show any real substantive actual foundational change elevating them to some honorable trustworthy stature. Their histories and brutality precedes them.

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    1. Hi Lawrence ! I agree with you with the words of Jesus that he asks us to be hot or cold, but never lukewarm. And , as we get closer to Jesus, our love for him grows stronger. Lukewarm is never an option when it comes to loving our Lord.
      Thanks for your comments. 🤗

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      1. Yes indeed Sally; our love for Him alone grows more complete and not for the things of this world or any monstrosities be they filth in the gutter or a totalitarian dictator and any other antichrist persons or behaviors, and this planet is riddled with all of them from A to Z Just the sad reality of this fallen world, my kind heartened friend! 🤗 This stuff is where more of my father comes out in me over my mother! My father saw and fought in real war, which clarifies so much in a soul!

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      2. Hi Lawrence – yes, your dad, my dad, and all my uncles were involved in real war. And I can imagine how that experience changed them forever.
        I greatly admire the bravery they showed. My family members were involved in the WWII effort in England, France, and Burma. One uncle was an army medic in Italy.
        They were all wonderful , kind family men who never talked about their war experiences. 🤗 It is a fallen world , which needs much tenderness and healing.

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      3. Hi Sally! Yes many of our former kin sacrificed dearly and without hesitation for the good of all to ward off some of the most evil horrific aggression on earth and just thinking of that charges me up! You have an illustrious family of heroes and brave souls that did what was required to save what peace we had and could have looking forward to the future with hope and prayers, just like many of my kin whom I’m so proud of and honor always. But, it tells me this human race is even beyond healing and into diabolical territory as we know Satan is real and is looking for more advantages to exploit the weakness and potential further corruption of the human heart. This is why I don’t have any illusions at all of things taking a turn for the better anytime soon or even for the distant future. I guess you could say Sally, that I don’t have much faith in the human race; more likely in my case because of my horrid experiences due to people over the last dozen years which was unconscionable and hideous to say the least! I’ve experienced the raw corrupted left at work in America acting with impunity and hatred, because they were by means of corrupted politics all grabbing and seeking more material wealth and power; which is the root of all evil on this earth. Satan knows this full well and has a captive audience with a vast pool of candidates to bring into his fold! Obama is an example I love to bring up whenever I have the opportunity, because he was a fraud and Liar in Chief going into office with a net worth a little over a million dollars and ending up when he left office with hundreds of millions in known assets and investments, but I don’t see that as an honest public servant’s reward for serving society, say as our kin served and lost their lives or never were the same again; but instead as a parasite and evil minion of Satan. The Clinton’s did the same thing and are so disgusting to even look at; as well that was that Biden’s formula over the many decades as he’s been the epitome of the crooked career politician! And there are many of them here there and all over the planet. These things or those people are not a happy subject for me to even think about let alone spend much time talking about, so for that I apologize that I get so darn fed-up with the games people play especially the major league ones that have repercussions we all feel or suffer from. I suppose the silver lining is that it could be much worse if we were living back a thousand years ago when tyrannical monarchs would keep us all living like dirty flea bitten dogs, while they lived in splendor or have our heads on a platter for not staying in line! Ciao. 🤗

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      4. Hi Lawrence – yes, as we have gotten older, we have naturally seen more things in the world that show the full spectrum of frail human nature. Jesus clearly knows the nature of the human heart, and yet, through the power of the Holy Spirit, humans are also capable of tremendous good. I try to stay focused on that.
        I see Italy on temporary lockdown – that is sad. I love Italy ! Especially Tuscany.
        And the food….a nation of culinary geniuses. 😄 Ciao.

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      5. Hi Sally! Yes Ma’am, always best to focus on the good potential but it’s the transference from potential and hope to actions and reality that is so disjointed and lacking in this decadent, materialistic culture of pleasing self and hurry get it now or grab all you can! The disposable society rules presently my friend, and the numbers prove that when one considers how many humans beings are slaughtering their own and others human babies slumbering in the womb, and mainly because people want to live in sin and do what they’ve been told outright is wrong to do outside marriage. Where is the good and hope in that? There isn’t any I’m aware of, as pure evil will never become anything worthy of praise by God Almighty and that is the measure we should place all of our bets on in “trying” to measure up or when comparing human behavior to others behaviors. But, many people ignore all of that not trying and just please themselves; then what’s worse is when they mess up they take no responsibility to do the right thing, but again do the worst thing and destroy what isn’t theirs to destroy and think nothing of it! I think that I at times just have to take account to reality and see it as it really is and not what maybe, or what if and suppose this or that happened, as in dreaming what people maybe will become in time, when time is running out; because we’ve also been told what the end game is that all of this will come to an abrupt end, it is what it is unfortunately, and not getting any better because of the human heart in general growing more wicked in this easy to brush it off culture of “whatever.” When a people don’t even respect their Creator, is it any wonder they treat fellow man with total disregard and contempt!
        Yes Italians have always made eating more than just a necessity, but more of an art and pastime, can’t find any fault in that, and it taste so good! Mangia bene! 😉 🙏

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      6. Hi Lawrence !
        I spend time each day consoling the heart of Jesus. This is a Catholic concept, the belief that the heart of our Lord must be so sad to see so many people ignoring God, and the sacrifice Jesus made for us.
        My consolation of our Lord began after I read the book ” Consoling The Heart of Jesus” by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley.
        It is listed on the internet, and the book has such a beautiful, tender cover.
        Of course, Jesus consoles us in our distress. And we, out of love for our saviour, and brother, can console him too. 🤗

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      7. Hi Sally! 3pm and just got back from a hike with my dog! We know on these long walks at times some important dots get connected, don’t we! I was thinking about your last comment and my lengthy reply and about the idea my father would stress to me about putting things in perspective. On the walk I came to this very wide open space area as I was making the loop back home when out in this area a lady with a stroller was heading right toward me and my dog. We were virtually the only people around and the day being very comfy we slowed a moment to engage in a nice how do you do interlude. The baby was her granddaughter of 9 months and this baby was so beautiful and bright eyed it was astounding to me! It was so captivating to look into the babies most beautiful innocent eyes, truly into the soul of an innocent baby! This baby wouldn’t take its eyes off of me as we spoke there and it turned out the lady grew up in the same neck of the woods as me and my siblings. Turns out that we had some family dots connecting as her father and grandfather had been in law enforcement and my father knew many of these same folks with some very close ties to them growing up and through business relations. I still couldn’t get over how this baby kept staring at me so innocent and sweet with eyes from heaven and I almost want to cry now thinking how precious that child from God is; and this dawned on me how like you said it’s what we focus our attention on that will matter from here on out to whatever comes, that’s all in God’s hands, but these precious babies are in ours now and that is our first priority! Boy, do I love little babies, even my mom used to say so when I was a teen and would give a bottle of milk to my youngest sibling or cousins, and they loved me too it was easy to tell as I would make them laugh and smile so much when I would clown around making silly faces and different voices or tickle them on the cheek or chin, “COOCHIE, COOCHIE COO!” We talked about the bad scene in politics me and this woman, not the baby, she kept trying to figure me out I guess; and how so many things are out of whack, and this nice lady agreed how the media is so warped or biased; as I say running the agenda. But, phooey on that, we need to use our noggins to put the pieces of the puzzle together and get the best picture we can then get to work doing what we can that’s helping those babies and all the innocent beautiful things that are still in abundance all around us and be receptive that way to do God’s will, that’s the ticket! By the way, if you didn’t find that movie yet I usually prefer to have a hard copy of old classics so I search on EBay and usually find a few vendors that have the offbeat older stuff and the price usually isn’t much at all so if you can get one shipped to you that way I hope you do soon because you and your husband will really enjoy that one with its really nice story, spectacular performances, and best of all, God’s involved obviously! “Heaven Knows Mr. Allison.” 😉 👍 🙏

        And Sally, I just read your very latest comment not seeing it until after I posted this long one now, your consoling prayer is beautiful and I think what happened was God gave me yet another consoling gift today in the here and now and in my face that little baby looking into my eyes, I dare say God was there looking at us and into my eyes! 🤗

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      8. And Sally, I just read your very latest comment not seeing it until after I posted this long one now, your consoling prayer is beautiful and I think what happened was God gave me ye another consoling gift today in the here and now and in my face that little baby looking into my eyes, I dare say God was there looking at us and into my eyes! 🤗

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      9. Hi Lawrence!
        Thanks for sharing the beautiful post about encountering the nice lady and the cute baby with the nice eyes. This sounds like a beautiful blessing from the Lord.
        Do you have a favourite bible verse ? Mine is Philippians 4 :-8-9, where Paul tells us what we ought to focus our attention on. It helps me.
        Your inspiring words about babies reminded me of when I met my grand-daughter for the first time, at 1 day of age.
        She was very alert, had her eyes open, and she made a little sound like ‘ha’…
        I thought she was trying to say : “Hi’ to me 🤗.
        She is 22 now, and training to be a nurse.
        Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      10. Sally, the way the hike time got set and the whole progressive excursion had to unfold, too many dots that had to line up exactly in order for this to have happened and one I can tell you was a hawk suddenly appeared in a tall tree and just when I brought my eyes in line with it that bird flew off in a particular direction I had in a fleeting moment thought about hiking off toward with a particular destination where me and my dog could rest once there then back track, and so that was the cue we did just that and when we got back to the open area the women was coming toward us from the opposite direction and we were going to run into each other with not a minute to spare one way or the other because both of us it turns out were going to take turns away from our encounter point! That was a God Send and meant to bring focus as you had mentioned on the most important factors to keep in mind when in battle which is what we all are in just like that movie Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, because God speaks to him at a critical juncture or convergence while he is with a Catholic Nun on a Japanese occupied island in the Pacific during WWII; which ultimately saved many troops lives and you will see what I mean and love it when you see that movie which also has a lot to do with today’s message. These are literal examples of God at work in our midst helping us along where need be or when it really is very important to accomplish His will, especially in helping others who we can by being His instruments, because His will is going to be done no two ways about it, not anything or anybody else’s, that is what you helped me to focus on with your saying you try focusing on prayer and doing good!
        This whole message of yours is turning out to be a kind of spiritual “manna from heaven” to me because again I see how God’s Holy Spirit is literally handing us knowledge and insight! “I thought she was trying to say: “Hi’ to me 🤗. She is 22 now, and training to be a nurse.”
        This makes me want to cry because now that you said this I must say that little baby today looking at my face so peaceful, calm and in a state of grace as she stared into my eyes, she was talking to me silently and the Holy Spirit was there between us making that possible to convey something beyond what I could see with my eyes, and the baby is so fresh and new from God who knew that child of His before it was in the womb as he made that baby the unique soul that it is and it was meant to meet me there that day so we could make the connection that was God’s will at work and what it all means I can speculate in essence like you have extolled here about your first encounter with your granddaughter and he wanting to speak to you which led to her becoming an angel of mercy now all these years later! I just recalled how my mother told me many times when I was a new born and before I could walk or talk as a baby I was so quiet and had an air about me as I too stared at others intently. But, also like my father would tell me what was meant to be was meant to be and you may not know the reason why something happened now or even in your lifetime on this earth but rest assured there is a reason and God will reveal it and you will know what it is when you should. He went on to say that you will know what the reason is for a given thing happening even if it’s when you leave this life and go with God when all will be revealed. 👼
        I’ll have to think about a favorite scripture I love so many but I think God wanted me to say this right now, as it came immediately to my mind when I picture the baby I met today with her nice grandmother. And, I know this is what God wants me to say because as you were aware I was troubled by some of these global events happening currently to the point of not sleeping well and the effect has been noticeable in my speech and thinking the last couple of days as I also see my enemies local and otherwise are still hating me and looking to hurt me further as they are influenced by evil without a doubt but this is the TRUTH God says to focus on NOW!
        “2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
        You have [a]ordained strength,
        Because of Your enemies,
        That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
        I will say this Sally, I sense that God wanted that baby to encounter this man and hear him speaking while looking into his eyes to witness, and the same for me to see the awe and absolute beauty I beheld in that most precious little innocent baby girl like a cherub from heaven to be in that state now for a time, then as she grows up to carry that essence of God’s Holy Spirit working among us, because her work might very well be such a saving grace to others in the future perhaps like your granddaughter being “an angel of mercy” helping the needy and sick or infirm! Something special was happening in that encounter today beyond my understanding it fully that God directed; and something will materialism from it in the future!
        I also must say as I finished this writing this came to mind,
        “19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.” Romans 12:19 New King James Version (NKJV)

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      11. Hi Lawrence – Thanks for sharing these powerful scriptures and sharing the lovely encounter and mentioning the hawk also. God gives us spiritual eyes to see him at work.
        While coming home from Israel, I voluntarily traded seats with someone, and ended up sitting in the middle seat of the last row of the plane for the 12 hour flight back to Toronto.
        The seat did not recline either !
        But the Lord rewarded me, I think, for trading seats, because on the flight I saw a young Jewish mother carrying her tiny baby boy down the aisle. They reminded me of Mary and Jesus.
        And as I saw them, the words of St. Therese of Lisieux flashed in my mind when she said : ‘The God who became so small, could only be mercy and love.’
        I like that verse Romans 12:19 too.
        God sees. God knows. God will act. 🤗

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      12. You’re welcome Sally, more than happy to share such important matters with someone who sees and hears with eyes and ears that are attuned to the Lord so profoundly. You’ve also given me opportunity and inspiration to be more vigilant with the expression of your own faith, insight and wisdom, which to me is the most important offerings one person, can give to another. What a beautiful experience and blessing you were given on the flight home from the Holy land! God gave that to you as a gift to complete your journey to His birth place with something very real it appears, a real life representation of Jesus with His blessed mother Mary, which must have been so inspiring and touched your heart deeply I’m sure.
        Yes that verse Romans 12:19 is great and I think in a way it dovetails with Psalm 8:2 in that we can be powerful avengers and overcome all enemies by turning it over to the Lord; who will meter out perfect vengeance and judgment to those who harm His own! It’s generally harder for we men at times to relinquish our angers toward those who have done us harm than it is for women who have I think a better temperament and internal quiet female strength to err that should lead to forgiveness which is Divine.
        “Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” Romans 14:10-12
        I think this verse addresses this question or if there is any doubt in anyone’s mind as to who should take vengeance upon anyone it should only be the Lord. 🤗

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      13. Hi Sally! If this don’t beat all, yesterday you asked me if I had a favorite Scriptural verse and I had a flash of verse come to my mind which I believe was the appropriate one for me to say at that point but said I would think about this as well. Then this morning I received a notification that a fellow blogger posted a verse which I say speaks directly to what you’ve been offering as your personal insight to my own sadness and anger about what I see happening on a global level with mankind. Now I must share this verse here and thank you again for the connecting of such important dots in our daily lives! 😊 🙏 🙏
        “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”‭‭
        Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NASB‬‬
        I add here one other that is at the top of my all time favorite verses which my mother had a lot to do with it being so if not making sue it was my favorite!
        “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
        Sally I’m sure I should mention Psalm 23 makes me cry, it is so deep into my soul when I think of those words from God letting us know that nothing should be feared if we truly walk with the Lord our God in the Holy name of Jesus! Amen. 🙏 🙏

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      14. Hi Lawrence !
        I read your words with amazement this morning ! The beautiful scripture verse you quote : Philippians 4: 6-7, is the verse right before my favourite verse :
        Philippians 4: 8-9 ! These verses are powerful, and are God’s direction for granting us the peace that Jesus continually offers to his followers.
        The verse from Proverbs 3, that your mom loved, is also powerful, and reminds us that our human minds cannot fully understand God’s ways.
        Psalm 23 is also so well loved.
        I was a cantor at church for many years, and had the honour of singing at many funeral Masses.
        Psalm 23 is usually sung as the Responsorial Psalm during these tender and comforting Masses.
        Tears are healing. They release stress hormones. And God is aware of all our emotions; Jesus came to heal, to love and to forgive.
        I pray that you become continually aware of God’s blessings, as you did when you and Penny were on your hike yesterday. 🤗

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      15. Sally! I too am in continued unrelenting amazement as I read your words and actually began crying as I felt God’s presence and glory touching within my heart and soul, saying again just as in the walk and other times lately, “I Am here!” I just absorbed those three words this second after typing them and felt the tears welling up so powerfully, these are never tears of sadness but tears of joy and peace knowing our Lord loves us, and He isn’t looking beyond us or ever going to forget us, “WE BELONG TO HIM!” It is we children of God who lose sight and go astray from all that it is we need, and could ever dream of, like wanton foolish or even truly rebellious children, that allow themselves to become confused when the “WHOLE TRUTH” is right before them, as they only need to ask and the door will be opened, He is always waiting on the other side for us to enter with Him by just opening our hearts to Him so we may join Him in our inheritance, to be members of His glorious everlasting loving family, to be as one and loving each other beyond measure or words; for eternity!
        God Himself has shown us so much in the last 24 to 36 hours that I see clearly that I should form a compilation of what transpired in order to serve Him in this acknowledgement not for me alone but for so many others who need to come back into the fold, to not be lost or scattered as we see happening all around in the world, that was what was so troubling to me lately and God said, He is on it, and wants me and others to be a part of the solution here on earth; while our work for Him isn’t completed yet.
        What a beautiful honor for you to be a cantor and sing so beautifully for all those whose hearts needed comfort and fellowship with others in the here and now! 🤗
        Thank you again so much for sharing and helping to open our inner sight to the TRUTH!
        Just before leaving this comment in response to your beautiful commentary I had written to another blogger with a huge following that wrote an article about how to deal with being holed up during this whether overblown or not COVID-19 crisis, people’s fears are being ignited and that is bad and wrong if not fully warranted. I basically left those same scriptures I sent to you here and I added this: For the truly faithful this is not life, but a term of time spent through our prayerful contemplation, actual eternal life, and that is our only ultimate goal, nothing else! 🙏 🙏 Lawrence

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      16. Hi Lawrence !
        Thanks for sharing those wise words to the other blogger concerning the virus.
        Yes, even in ‘scary’ times, we remain calm, because we are so aware that if God is for us, who can be against us ? 🤗

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  3. OOPS! I goofed and copy pasted a long comment to this blog twice because I had changed windows midstream doing some other writing and it didn’t show up the first time so I rushed and posted it a second one! I should have waited but was anxious for you to get this latest development! Sorry.

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  4. Hi Sally, I am glad that they stop the deployment of ducks from China. I don’t trust this. I pray that they will receive wisdom from God to find natural remedy in this area. Thank you for this information.

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    1. Thanks, Beverley. I also wanted to comment on your post today. Your mom gave you excellent advice through the Proverbs.
      Having a godly mom who teaches you the word of God is a precious gift.
      I love the comment you wrote about the importance of having an open mind. 🤗

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      1. Thank you, Sally for reading. Yes, too often we are too closed minded as Christians and do not want listen to anyone’ s view that is different from ours. Have a blessed weekend.

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