The Safe House Project 2009 for Displaced & Homeless MSM/Transgender reviewed & more

In response to numerous requests for more information on the defunct Safe House Pilot Project that was to address the growing numbers of displaced and homeless LGBTQ Youth in New Kingston in 2007/8/9, a review of the relevance of the project as a solution, the possible avoidance of present issues with some of its previous residents if it were kept open.
Recorded June 12, 2013; also see from the former Executive Director named in the podcast more background on the project: HERE also see the beginning of the issues from the closure of the project: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Living & dating gay & bi Peter Pan types

the 1983 best seller that sparked the conversation: A serious social-psychological phenomenon is besetting males: hundreds of thousands of boys are refusing to become men. Though they have reached adult age, the are unable to face adult feelings and responsibilities. (AMAZON)

Some brothers are just unable or incapable of growing up and show it in their attitudes in relationships; this is otherwise known as the Peter Pan Syndrome or in ladies it’s often called Patronas as in the character in the Peter Pan story. I am not one of those personality types that can live in a relationship with such guys and I have been burnt by it, although the glare of fun or the off the beaten path can add some spice to the thing it can be grossly problematic on the other hand; there is a time and place for everything mi seh. There are many components impacting persons who may have the Peter Pan Syndrome some may include the kinds of attachment that the partner had with their parents especially mothers as some clinical psychologist surmise.

The relationships with parents may have elements of insecurity, un-attachments, avoidance, otherwise known as ‘spoil pickney’ lol and so forth; persons tend to take such issues into adult life, fear of harm or hurt which plays out in perceived childish behaviours or a carefree attitude with less follow through when compared with the average person, Michael Jackson’s demeanor comes to mind for some Peter Pans while others are sophisticated generally, typically masculine acting but take him home or move in with him and then it shows up. The old adage ‘See mi and come live wid me are two different things.’ (See me and come to live with me or getting to know me are two different things) The feeling of being in Neverland as the story goes there are no goal directions and impacted persons have difficulty in adult life settling down or maintaining intimate relationships. In same gender loving relations it plays out from personal experience with tendencies to be narcissistic, aimless, selfishness and they tend not to understand or exude compromise and the ‘whatever’ attitude or one doesn’t care about consequences in some instances show up. The Patronas or girl Peter Pans are not usually paid attention to generally by society as it is expected that women are stereotypical passive and in Jamaican culture the ‘I want a man to mind me’ (financial responsibilities in common law unions) chips in or they are taught from very young so called women responsibilities such as clothes washing, ironing and other domestic chores as she is expected to take care of a man later on.

Peter Pans tend to cling closely to parents mostly mothers and are lazy in some instances with an expectation of being served or overly pampered as mother did when he moves in with you; as happened to me I ended up with in essence a big baby; the attention is divided so instead of me getting the quality attention I wanted from him he ends up still attached to his mother and I became number two in the thing. The fun loving component as I hinted above can be fun as it can be used as a distraction or fantasy if only for the moment for it to last almost in perpetual in the life of the union is annoying. Based on socio-biological programming we expect our men to be strong or directing things even as we adapt or adopt hetero-normative gender role constructs in MSM unions the Peter Pan is seen as a disappointment; added to that the boyish charm unfortunately though attractive becomes to lasting or unbearable after a while. Peter Pans I have seen are usually the cute ones (sad face) and are still attached to a parent mostly. One guy I was dating insisted he had to have some time at his old house as his room is still kept by his mother and she prepares meals and stuff for him in anticipation of him passing by the house. Parents too contribute to the kinds of entrapments of such archetypes I feel.

The bisexual drama

To have to deal with a Peter Pan lover or sex buddy and his attachments to parents is one thing but he ends up with two loves and dependency or narcissistic complexes with me and her and loves to play just a little too much and is irresponsible. With his opposite sex partner (as we knew of each other’s existence) he expects her to provide the same creature comforts as his mom did and then with me he wants more company and pampering to satisfy his male attraction while not performing as agile as I expected in bed. He eventually broke it off with her and I ended up with all the needs and challenges as he dumps his dependency and childishness on me as we spend more time together.

Possible causation as one local clinical psychologist suggest has many and there is a school of thought that suggest adults now who are Peter Pans had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD as children but then have grown up and simply dropped off the H to ADD or adult attention deficit disorder. There has always been a feeling in Jamaican culture of hyper active children losing their hyperactivity as they grow older but while there is some truth in that the attention disorder if present remains and causes challenges in adult life which may explain the Peter Pan Syndrome. Gay/bi men with PPS especially ones in the creative arts are bored easily I have found and loose interest or have none in long term repetitive activity I dated a few and boy I ask myself why do I attract these babies? Even sex becomes a challenge as experimentation or exploration for new things is not welcomed as it involves too much sharing whilst Peter Pans are self centered and narcissistic. Strangely while the aforementioned fun loving component is there and risk taking otherwise it does not seem to play out in their sexual exploits I have found with the two guys I had to contend with.

Then there is the business of maintaining plans or schedules both on a day to day basis and long term goals for the relationship so it drifts almost aimlessly with one party (me) looking mid to long term while he takes it by the hour. They cannot follow routine but strangely are talented. The sex can be good at intervals but I find he needs concentration more than I do and he wants position changes regularly even as I am not ready or am comfortable where I am or what I doing. Egos can be very anti-love but aren’t relationships supposed to be a sharing and growing experience but if he does all the above and then goes off to sleep when he cums (orgasm) with no real deep communication; or he feels too safe in the union or is in denial then problems must set in; in the long term.

Suggesting a psychologist to men overall is a no no as I learned the hard way; when I did it he flipped and suggested that I was suggesting he was mad; he thought I was trying to change him and we all know how Jamaican men in particular resent that. The heart connection can be good but the head connection is another matter. That was when we broke it off eventually as I could not continue with a big baby or teddy bear. As his mother cooks and leaves food for him he wanted me to do the same, he does very little chores around the house, at one point he wanted me to repeatedly literally feed him his food which at first looked cute but then when it got to a chronic stage it was too much. Playful moments can spice up the relationship but there is a time and place for everything; I also recognized I could not drive him into commitment so better we say goodbye as an intimate couple but we still say him. 

Added to that is my somewhat ordered life being an advocate then DJ/party promoter I need space to breathe and perform plus chores at home meetings to attend but then his big teddy bear wants to play! Sadly parentified men are so much out there gay or not as our socialization of single mothers who themselves may have been too young and unwise in life skills raises a boy to be dependent. Then the lack of understanding generally of sex and sexuality & sexual orientation too may have an impact.

Jamaican culture has certainly impacted to the Peter Pan problem in my mind peer pressure, parenting or overlove, Hetero-normative constructs and gender role and power differentials too come into play. Frankly a vast number of children come into the world based on a statement such as ‘I missed my period you know’ there was no apiary discussions in terms of planning for life and responsibilities; circumstances force persons hands to raise children in a where the wind takes us approach. Girls are raised to be chore doers or domestics with a view to taking a man from pretty early in life; yet boys do not get that and that same mother who may have a son a twenty five and she is still doing his laundry (or cooking his food as explained above) in other words helicopter parenting. It gets worse when they are double gendered siblings in the home then the boys get special treatment as opposed to their sisters. Culturally there is a forced delayed development barring sexuality and understanding of sexual orientation (homophobia) in our education and family life systems and culture and tolerance is nowhere in sight. Boys are not encouraged to take responsibility early. So gay or bisexual men with this Peter Pan issue have it hard to function or have steady relationships.

Then we turn around and wonder why the process effectively continues as evidenced in prisons, who do we see making the visits in the waiting lines with meals? The same mothers who raised the boys with preferential treatment etc. I remember a workshop I was facilitating on HIV and I asked the participants to list the things one tells boys to help them becomes responsible men yet NONE of the persons answered as they all listed what they will do for their girls. I found that instructive. Class has a lot to do with it as household/lifestyle children are now in may not be replicated by that child when he/she matures in terms of socio economic class. As what is now in play jobs are hard to find, persons have degrees but are stuck and a parent may encourage that child now adult to remain in the house citing feared expenses, difficulty navigating life thinking they are doing so out of love when said parents should be encouraging risk taking. Mother is still feeding and providing but a child on the part of the pampered person is brought into the picture of that man may get married and import the wife into the very home causing more challenges psychologically and otherwise. Worse yet if such a man is bisexual then it becomes problematic for the male lover living elsewhere and who is forced to encounter this effectively spoilt brat with adulation seeking tendencies. The transition from feeling secure to managing responsibility sees to be the main core of Peter Pan problems and they have little or no coping skills.

Some men do not bother to try as the best way in the minds of some to not fail is to not try. If one is in a context of being taken care of, bills are paid and expectations of parents to die or the opposite where parents see kids as old age pensions and it leads to laziness on the surface but I think this Peter Pan Syndrome. Then there is the issue of punishment as rewards for failure as children via verbal abuse or physical so persons fear taking risks of any sort in adulthood and expect to be spoon-fed; it presents itself in fathers who have gay relationships they walk away easily from responsibilities. Then it gets worse when the parents expectation of continuity of the blood line is not met; or the wanting of grandchildren even though the grown child is still living in the home and he may be gay or bisexual then we see the forced evictions and sibling rivalry cases I have seen over the years.

The moral of the story look out for the Peter Pans and tread carefully, I would not suggest ending the relationship or liaison as I did you may be lucky for a resolution.

Peace and tolerance




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A look at the fear of the feminine (Effemophobia) by Jamaican standards & how it drives the homo-negative perceptions/homophobia in Jamaican culture/national psyche.

After catching midway a radio discussion on the subject of Jamaica being labelled as homophobic I did a quick look at the long held belief in Jamaica by anti gay advocates, sections of media and homophobes that several murders of alleged gay victims are in fact 'crimes of passion' or have jealousy as their motives but it is not as simple or generalized as that.

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APJ Website Launch & Link

Aphrodite's P.R.I.D.E Jamaica, APJ launched their website on December 1 2015 on World AIDS Day where they hosted a docu-film and after discussions on the film Human Vol 1

audience members interacting during a break in the event

film in progress

visit the new APJ website HERE

See posts on APJ's work: HERE (newer entries will appear first so scroll to see older ones)

The Hypocrisy of Jamaican Anti Gay Groups & Selective Actions of Societal Ills

The selectivity of the anti gay religious voices on so called societal ills is examined in this podcast as other major issues that require the "church" to have spoken up including sexual abuse by pastors in recent times yet mere silence on those matters is highlighted.

Why are these groups and so called child rights activists creating mass hysteria and have so much strength for HOMOSEXUALITY but are quiet on corruption in government, missing children, crime in the country and so much more but want to stop same gender loving persons from enjoying peace of mind and PRIVACY?

Also is the disturbing tactic of deliberately conflating paedophilia with same gender sex as if to suggest reforming the buggery law will cause an influx of buggered children when we know that is NOT TRUE.

MSM/Trans homeless - From gully to graveyard

When are lives interrupted be allowed a real honest chance to move from interruption to independence and stability? I just cannot tell you friends.

An article appeared in the gleaner today that just sent me into sadness mode again with this ugly business of LGBTQI homelessness. The author of the piece needs an intervention too as he (Ryon Jones) uses terms such as cross dressers and or homeless men which if transgender persons are present they cannot be described or seen as such, sigh another clear display of the lack of impact and reach of so called advocacies and advocates who are more interested in parading as working but really aint having much impact as they ought to or claim.

We are told of houses being put together from time in memorial; the Dwayne’s House project seems dead in the water, the Larry Chang (named after a JFLAG cofounder) seems stuck in the mud and Colour Pink’s so called Rainbow House seems insignificant in relation to the size and scope of the national problem. JFLAG as presented on this blog is obviously not interested in getting their hands dirty really on homelessness save and except for using the populations as cannon fodder and delegating same; as far as I am concerned presenting them as victims of homophobia which is true but where are the programs and the perceived millions donated or granted since President Obama’s visit to address LGBTQ matters?


Dr Shelly Ann Weeks on Homophobia - What are we afraid of?

Former host of Dr Sexy Live on Nationwide radio and Sexologist tackles in a simplistic but to the point style homophobia and asks the poignant question of the age, What really are we as a nation afraid of?

It seems like homosexuality is on everyone's tongue. From articles in the newspapers to countless news stories and commentaries, it seems like everyone is talking about the gays. Since Jamaica identifies as a Christian nation, the obvious thought about homosexuality is that it is wrong but only male homosexuality seems to influence the more passionate responses. It seems we are more open to accepting lesbianism but gay men are greeted with much disapproval.

Dancehall has certainly been very clear where it stands when it comes to this issue with various songs voicing clear condemnation of this lifestyle. Currently, quite a few artistes are facing continuous protests because of their anti-gay lyrics. Even the law makers are involved in the gayness as there have been several calls for the repeal of the buggery law. Recently Parliament announced plans to review the Sexual Offences Act which, I am sure, will no doubt address homosexuality.

Jamaica has been described as a homophobic nation. The question I want to ask is: What are we afraid of? There are usually many reasons why homosexuality is such a pain in the a@. Here are some of the more popular arguments MORE HERE

also see:
Dr Shelly Ann Weeks on Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

Sexuality - What is yours?

The Deliberate Misuse of the “Sexual Grooming” Term by Antigay Fanatics to Promote Their Hysteria

Just as I researched on-line in NOT EVEN five minutes and found a plethora of information and FACTS on Sexual Grooming (and thanks to Dr Karen Carpenter for some valuable insight I found out what Sexual Grooming was) so too must these fanatics go and do the same and stop creating panic in the country.

The hysteria continues from the Professor Bain so called protests to protect freedom of speech and bites at the credibility of the LGBT lobby collectively continues via Duppies Dupe UWI articles when the bigger principle of the conflict of interest in regards to the greater imperative of removing/preserving archaic buggery laws in the Caribbean dependent on which side one sits is of greater import when the professor’s court testimony in Belize went against the imperative of CHART/PANCAP goals is the more germane matter of which he was former head now temporarily reinstated via a court ex-parte injunction. The unnecessary uproar and shouting from the same hysterical uninformed quarters claiming moral concerns ....... MORE CLICK HERE

also see if you can

JFLAG Excludes Homeless MSM from IDAHOT Symposium on Homelessness


In a shocking move JFLAG decided not to invite or include homeless MSM in their IDAHO activity for 2013 thus leaving many in wonderment as to the reason for their existence or if the symposium was for "experts" only while offering mere tokenism to homeless persons in the reported feeding program. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ENTRY HERE sad that the activity was also named in honour of one of JFLAG's founders who joined the event via Skype only to realize the issue he held so dear in his time was treated with such disrespect and dishonor. Have LGBT NGOs lost their way and are so mainstream they have forgotten their true calling?

also see a flashback to some of the issues with the populations and the descending relationships between JASL, JFLAG and the displaced/homeless LGBT youth in New Kingston: Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston

also see all the posts in chronological order by date from Gay Jamaica Watch HERE and GLBTQ Jamaica HERE


see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

Steps to take when confronted by the police & your rights compromised:

a) Ask to see a lawyer or Duty Council

b) Only give name and address and no other information until a lawyer is present to assist

c) Try to be polite even if the scenario is tense

d) Don’t do anything to aggravate the situation

e) Every complaint lodged at a police station should be filed and a receipt produced, this is not a legal requirement but an administrative one for the police to track reports

f) Never sign to a statement other than the one produced by you in the presence of the officer(s)

g) Try to capture a recording of the exchange or incident or call someone so they can hear what occurs, place on speed dial important numbers or text someone as soon as possible

h) File a civil suit if you feel your rights have been violated

i) When making a statement to the police have all or most of the facts and details together for e.g. "a car" vs. "the car" represents two different descriptions

j) Avoid having the police writing the statement on your behalf except incases of injuries, make sure what you want to say is recorded carefully, ask for a copy if it means that you have to return for it

Vacant at Last! ShoemakerGully: Displaced MSM/Trans Persons were is cleared December 2014

CVM TV carried a raid and subsequent temporary blockade exercise of the Shoemaker Gully in the New Kingston district as the authorities respond to the bad eggs in the group of homeless/displaced or idling MSM/Trans persons who loiter there for years.

Question is what will happen to the population now as they struggle for a roof over their heads and food etc. The Superintendent who proposed a shelter idea (that seemingly has been ignored by JFLAG et al) was the one who led the raid/eviction.

Also see:

the CVM NEWS Story HERE on the eviction/raid taken by the police

also see a flashback to some of the troubling issues with the populations and the descending relationships between JASL, JFLAG and the displaced/homeless GBT youth in New Kingston: Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston

also see all the posts in chronological order by date from Gay Jamaica Watch HERE and GLBTQ Jamaica HERE


see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

May 22, 2015, see: MP Seeks Solutions For Homeless Gay Youth In New Kingston

New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker Gully LGBT Homeless Population

Superintendent Murdock

The same cop who has factored in so many run-ins with the youngsters in the Shoemaker Gully (often described as a sewer by some activists) has delivered on a promise of his powerpoint presentation on a solution to the issue in New Kingston, problem is it is the same folks who abandoned the men (their predecessors) from the powerful cogs of LGBT/HIV that are in earshot of his plan.

This ugly business of LGBTQ homelessness and displacements or self imposed exile by persons has had several solutions put forth, problem is the non state actors in particular do not want to get their hands dirty as the more combative and political issues to do with buggery's decriminalization or repeal have risen to the level of importance more so than this. Let us also remember this is like the umpteenth meeting with the cops, some of the LGBT homeless persons and the advocacy structure.

Remember JFLAG's exclusion of the group from that IDAHO symposium on LGBT homelessess? See HERE, how can we ask the same people who only want to academise and editorialise the issue to also try to address their own when they do not want to get their hands dirty but publish wonderful reports as was done earlier this month, see HERE: (re)Presenting and Redressing LGBT Homelessness in Jamaica: Towards a Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Anti-Gay Related Displacement also LGBT homelessness has always been with us from the records of Gay Freedom Movement(1974) to present but the current issues started from 2009, see: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009 as carried on sister blog Gay Jamaica Watch. CLICK HERE for FULL post of this story.

Gender Identity/Transgederism Radio discussion Jamaica March 2014

Radio program Everywoman on Nationwide Radio 90FM March 20th 2014 with Dr Karen Carpenter as stand-in host with a transgender activist and co-founder of Aphrodite's P.R.I.D.E Jamaica and a gender non conforming/lesbian guest as well on the matters of identity, sex reassignment surgery and transexuality.

CLICK HERE for a recording of the show


As promised here is another periodical update on an income generating/diligence building project now in effect for some now seven former homeless and displaced MSM in St Catherine, it originally had twelve persons but some have gotten jobs elsewhere, others have simply walked away and one has relocated to another parish, to date their weed whacking earning business capacity has been struggling as previous posts on the subject has brought to bear.

Although some LGBT persons residing in the parish have been approached by yours truly and others to increase client count for the men costs such as gas and maintenance of the four machines that are rotated between the enrolled men are rising weekly literally while the demand is instead decreasing due to various reasons.

Newstalk 93FM's Issues On Fire: Polygamy Should Be Legalized In Jamaica 08.04.14

debate by hosts and UWI students on the weekly program Issues on Fire on legalizing polygamy with Jamaica's multiple partner cultural norms this debate is timely.

Also with recent public discourse on polyamorous relationships, threesomes (FAME FM Uncensored) and on social.

What to Do .....

a. Make a phone call: to a lawyer or relative or anyone

b. Ask to see a lawyer immediately: if you don’t have the money ask for a Duty Council

c. A Duty Council is a lawyer provided by the state

d. Talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police

e. Tell your lawyer if anyone hits you and identify who did so by name and number

f. Give no explanations excuses or stories: you can make your defense later in court based on what you and your lawyer decided

g. Ask the sub officer in charge of the station to grant bail once you are charged with an offence

h. Ask to be taken before a justice of The Peace immediately if the sub officer refuses you bail

i. Demand to be brought before a Resident Magistrate and have your lawyer ask the judge for bail

j. Ask that any property taken from you be listed and sealed in your presence

Cases of Assault:An assault is an apprehension that someone is about to hit you

The following may apply:

1) Call 119 or go to the station or the police arrives depending on the severity of the injuries

2) The report must be about the incident as it happened, once the report is admitted as evidence it becomes the basis for the trial

3) Critical evidence must be gathered as to the injuries received which may include a Doctor’s report of the injuries.

4) The description must be clearly stated; describing injuries directly and identifying them clearly, show the doctor the injuries clearly upon the visit it must be able to stand up under cross examination in court.

5) Misguided evidence threatens the credibility of the witness during a trial; avoid the questioning of the witnesses credibility, the tribunal of fact must be able to rely on the witness’s word in presenting evidence

6) The court is guided by credible evidence on which it will make it’s finding of facts

7) Bolster the credibility of a case by a report from an independent disinterested party.

Notes on Bail & Court Appearance issues

If in doubt speak to your attorney

Bail and its importance -

If one is locked up then the following may apply:
Locked up over a weekend - Arrested pursuant to being charged or detained There must be reasonable suspicion i.e. about to commit a crime, committing a crime or have committed a crime.

There are two standards that must be met:

1). Subjective standard: what the officer(s) believed to have happened

2). Objective standard: proper and diligent collection of evidence that implicates the accused To remove or restrain a citizen’s liberty it cannot be done on mere suspicion and must have the above two standards

 Police officers can offer bail with exceptions for murder, treason and alleged gun offences, under the Justice of the Peace Act a JP can also come to the police station and bail a person, this provision as incorporated into the bail act in the late nineties

 Once a citizen is arrested bail must be considered within twelve hours of entering the station – the agents of the state must give consideration as to whether or not the circumstances of the case requires that bail be given

 The accused can ask that a Justice of the Peace be brought to the station any time of the day. By virtue of taking the office excluding health and age they are obliged to assist in securing bail

"Bail is not a matter for daylight

Locked up and appearing in court

 Bail is offered at the courts office provided it was extended by the court; it is the court that has the jurisdiction over the police with persons in custody is concerned.

 Bail can still be offered if you were arrested and charged without being taken to court a JP can still intervene and assist with the bail process.

Other Points of Interest

 The accused has a right to know of the exact allegation

 The detainee could protect himself, he must be careful not to be exposed to any potential witness

 Avoid being viewed as police may deliberately expose detainees

 Bail is not offered to persons allegedly with gun charges

 Persons who allegedly interfere with minors do not get bail

 If over a long period without charge a writ of habeas corpus however be careful of the police doing last minute charges so as to avoid an error

 Every instance that a matter is brought before the court and bail was refused before the accused can apply for bail as it is set out in the bail act as every court appearance is a chance to ask for bail

 Each case is determined by its own merit – questions to be considered for bail:

a) Is the accused a flight risk?

b) Are there any other charges that the police may place against the accused?

c) Is the accused likely to interfere with any witnesses?

d) What is the strength of the crown’s/prosecution’s case?

 Poor performing judges can be dealt with at the Judicial Review Court level or a letter to the Chief Justice can start the process

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Battle Lines Javed Jaghai versus the state & the Jamaica Buggery Law

Originally aired on CVM TV December 8th 2013, apologies for some of the glitches as the source feed was not so hot and it kept dropping from source or via the ISP, NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED and is solely for educational and not for profit use and review. The issue of the pending legal challenge in the Constitutional Court in Jamaica as filed by Javed Jaghai an outspoken activist who happens also to be openly aetheist.

The opposing sides are covered as well such as
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society
The Love March
Movement Jamaica

The feature seems destined for persons who are just catching up to the issues and repositioning JFLAG in particular in the public domain as their image has taken a beating in some respects especially on the matter of the homeless MSM front. They need to be careful that an elitist perception is not held after this after some comments above simplistic discourse, the use of public agitation as beneath some folks and the obvious overlooking of the ordinary citizen who are realy the ones who need convincing to effect the mindset change needed and the national psyche's responses to homosexuality in general.

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