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Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard snapped this alligator (corrected) in Honey Island Swamp near Slidell, La., back in November. You can see large versions of this and a lot more of his photographic art starting 11 a.m. Friday at the North Charleston Co-op on East Montague Avenue. The show will run through May 26. More online at:

Issue 4.22 | Monday, April 2, 2012
Forecast: More weather

:: Local book on Palin's sound, fury

:: Is story on giveaway dog really news?

:: Five fabulous females

Earth Day fest coming April 14

:: Wando winner, market reopening

:: Fish camps


:: FEEDBACK: Thanks for your help

:: SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Plantation & Garden

:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

:: QUOTE: Lipstick

:: BROADUS: Not a canvas


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C of C professor's new book charts Palin's sound, fury
Special to Charleston Currents

APRIL 2, 2012 -- Sarah Palin praised GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday, March 26, for accusing a New York Times reporter of "bull----" during a campaign stop in Wisconsin over the weekend.


"It was good, and it was strong, and it was about time because he's saying enough is enough of the liberal media twisting the conservative words, putting words in his mouth, taking things out of context and even just making things up," Palin said during an interview on Fox News. "So when I heard Rick Santorum's response, I was like well, welcome to my world, Rick, and good on ya."

If there's one thing Palin knows, it's "bull----."

And if there's one thing Palin doesn't know, it's how to speak English -- although she would "refudiate" that. So in the spirit of "refudiation" of what Sarah Palin wants people to believe, I decided to write about what she says. The Sound and Fury of Sarah Palin examines the two worlds of Palin -- the real one in which most of us live and the one in which she's crafted for the media.

In her first speech after becoming John McCain's running mate, Palin demonstrated her opposition to earmarks by claiming to have rejected federal funds for the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere." She said, "I told Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,'" But, in fact, she did campaign for funding for the bridge. Palin then claimed that her teleprompter had malfunctioned during her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention and that she had ad-libbed much of the speech. But, in fact, the TelePrompTer had worked properly, according to reporters at the convention.

While campaigning for vice president, she didn't know the duties of the vice president. When a third grader asked her what the vice president did, she said, "They're in charge of the U.S. Senate." To Palin's credit, this was more an example of ignorance and stupidity than outright lying.


“Even at McDonald’s you're interviewed three times before you're given the job.”

–President Ronald Reagan’s chief of staff Ken Duberstein on the vetting of Palin.

“She is the biggest joke to be put on a ticket in national politics.”

–Journalist and blogger Andrew Sullivan.

“She makes George W. Bush sound like Cicero.”

–Columnist and blogger Rod Dreher.

“I’m still proud of Sarah, but she scares the bejeebers out of me.”

–Wasilla, Alaska, city council member and Palin’s first campaign manager Laura Chase.

While campaigning for vice president, she repeatedly said that then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama "palled" around terrorists, which wasn't true. But it is true that Palin was a vocal supporter of the Alaska Independence Party, which called for the state to secede from the United States.

In addition, Palin's charges that Obama was a socialist who would "experiment" with socialism also were baseless. But did you realize that when Palin ran for vice president, she was governor of Alaska, where only 1 percent of the state's land is in private hands? In Alaska, Palin said, the people "collectively . . . own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."

Palin said she campaigned to end earmarks as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and then as governor of the state, but she enthusiastically secured millions of dollars in earmarks. She talked about the need for America to spend within its means while she spent more than $150,000 on the clothes she wore while campaigning.

Palin's claim that an Alaska ethics probe cleared her of wrongdoing was untrue. So was her claim that the Obama's health care legislation included "death panels."

Palin's obsession with Obama's use of teleprompters obscures the fact that she relies on TelePrompTers even when answering friendly questions on Fox News and needed to write notes on her hand to answer pre-screened questions at a Tea Party rally.

Palin regularly compares herself with President Ronald Reagan but appeared to know little about his life and career. After hearing Palin compare herself to Reagan, Peggy Noonan, Reagan's speechwriter and confidante, responded, "Excuse me, but this was even ignorant for Ms. Palin. The point is not, 'He was a great man and you are a nincompoop,' though this is true."

Within weeks of Palin becoming McCain's running mate, most conservative columnists and commentators had heard enough.

"If B.S. were currency," Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist Kathleen Parker said, "Palin could bail out Wall Street herself."

Chris Lamb, a professor of communication at the College of Charleston, is author of 'The Sound and Fury of Sarah Palin' (FrontLine Press).

Is story on giveaway dog really news?
By ANDY BRACK, publisher

APRIL 2, 2012 -- When the stories came out last week about the family that gave up its black labrador to a shelter, I sent a letter to The Post and Courier, which it promptly didn't print. Here it is in full:

"If I wanted to read the National Enquirer, I'd buy it. I don't expect The Post and Courier to publish an above-the-fold, front-page story about what somebody wrote in an e-mail to somebody else about a dog rescue. I mean, really? This is what you've got as 'news?'

"There are far more important things going on in South Carolina. Why not write more about the pitiful state of education in South Carolina? Or the lily-livered legislature that abrogates its constitutional responsibilities? You can do better than this kind of needless sensationalism."

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Back in the mid-1940s, Time publisher Henry Luce asked Robert M. Hutchins, a respected educational philosopher, former Yale law dean and chancellor of the University of Chicago, to head a special commission to look into the duty of the free press in a democracy.


By 1947, the Commission of Freedom of the Press published a major document that essentially said the media have a social responsibility to publish information to help people make better decisions in their democracy. This "theory of social responsibility" in the press served as the foundation of my master's degree thesis in 1988 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

If you take for granted that the media have a responsibility to provide helpful information to news consumers and not Pablum, then you have to wonder whether a story about Ozzy, an 87-pound dog with heartworms, is really the biggest story of the day in the Lowcountry. Please realize, I'm not arguing the paper shouldn't have offered the story. But on the front-page, followed the next day by a sanctimonious second-day front-page story (bottom of the page) about how the first story generated a lot of potential homes for the dog? Of course it did.

Publishing news about giveaway dogs, crimes and sporting events is "easy news" in that it doesn't take much gumption or digging to develop these stories. Writers can talk to one or two people and pound out stories like this any day of the week. They can stop by police stations, look at public reports, take down a few details, interview a detective and grind out pieces, day in and day out. Or they can just show up at a game, watch, take some notes, talk to a coach and file what happened.

In other words, it's not that hard. But what is hard is to give a better perspective to communities about what's really going on through consistent deeper reporting. In The Post and Courier, you'll see this kind of reporting every Sunday in its weekly "big news package" about some local or state issue. The rest of the week: Not so much.

If newspapers continue down the path of just publishing the easy-to-get news without adding a dash of social responsibility and a pinch of more perspective, they will continue to lose more readership and succumb to electronic media that is blossoming to fill voids left what newspapers should be doing.

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In this issue, we welcome a new underwriter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Check out its Web site ... and head over for a visit today.

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The most recent issue of Statehouse Report offers a commentary on how a just-passed House school voucher bill defies logic. Seems that the bill would offer tax deductions of up to $4,000 for people who have kids in private school. The hitch? Half of South Carolinians don't pay enough in taxes to qualify, due to their low income or that they already have enough deductions. You think somebody might be trying to pull the wool over our eyes. More.

Andy Brack is publisher of Charleston Currents and Statehouse Report. He can be reached at:

Thanks for your help

To the editor:

I am responsible for publicity for all Tri-County Master Gardener events and submitted a short event notice to Charleston Currents for publication. It described our upcoming Carolina Yard Gardening School.

Much to our delight, the notice ran several times and with each appearance, our list of attendees increased. Thanks for the coverage and also for making lots of your readers informed and happy.

-- Marcia Rosenberg, Master Gardener, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring Charleston Currents to you at no cost. Today we welcome a new underwriter -- Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. It has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870. Open 365 days a year, Magnolia offers its visitors splendid tours of nature and history and the role African-Americans played in the development of its award-winning Romantic-style gardens. Visit to learn how you can experience a complete plantation experience.

Earth Day Festival set here for North Charleston on April 14
By GREG GARVAN, contributing editor

APRIL 2, 2012 -- Every spring, communities all over the world and billions of people celebrate Earth Day. Here in Charleston. There a few opportunities for you to join with others and learn how we can be better stewards of the earth -- whether recycling, capturing rain water, growing a garden, improving energy efficiency on your home or a myriad of other things.

The largest of these events is the 13th Annual Charleston County Earth Day Festival, which will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 at Riverfront Park at the old Charleston Naval Base in North Charleston. We hope you'll join in this year. Activities will include the Annual Earth Day art contest, science projects, booths focusing on waste reduction, composting, wildlife, energy and water conservation, community exhibits, and promoting a waste-free event! There will be music, trash-to-treasure, alternative energy information and more. Click here to learn about the festival.

Also take note of these green happenings:

  • Community gardens: Spring is here and for those folks without a backyard garden, community gardens are growing in Charleston. West Ashley has the Charleston Parks Conservancy site at Sycamore and Magnolia St. The Charleston Children's Garden Project works with teachers and classes about using gardens in lesson plans. Sweetgrass Garden on John's Island has a Facebook page to learn more about how this volunteer run project is providing local grown food to local food banks. More.

  • MUSC's Earth Day: Join folks at the college's campus on the Horseshoe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 12 to celebrate Earth Day. More.

Greg Garvan of James Island is president of Money with a Mission, an 18-year-old, fee-only financial planning firm that specializes in socially responsible/ 'green' asset management. On the Web:

Wando student wins trip to Turkey

Wando High School senior Devan R. Walsh won a trip to Turkey this summer after placing first in an art contest offered by the South Carolina Dialogue Foundation. Walsh also won the top high school art award for five states in the Southeast.

Walsh with her project

In the foundation's second annual Art and Essay contest, it sought admissions focusing on the theme, "1 billion hungry in the world -- What is your role?" Some 570 middle and high school students submitted art or essays. The foundation made 47 awards, ranging from gift cards to Kindles, iPads and the Turkey trip, to South Carolina students. More.

Not only will Walsh get a trip to Turkey from the contest, but the foundation also offers a trip for her teacher, Mary Catherine Middleton, and the school district superintendent. Walsh will pick up her top Southeast honor on Saturday in Atlanta. More.

Charleston Farmers Market to reopen April 7

The Charleston Farmers Market will open for its 2012 Season at 8 a.m. Saturday in Marion Square.

The market, open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday until Dec. 15, will kick off with a bang when Mayor Pro-Tem Dean Riegel unveils the official 2012 Charleston Farmers Market poster image. Popular local bluegrass band, "YeeHaw Junction," will entertain market attendees following the poster unveiling.

In addition to the weekly market schedule, there are special dates and expanded hours during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May 26-27; June 2-3 and June 9; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the Holiday Farmers Market (Dec. 1-16; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Founded by Mayor Joe Riley in 1989, the Charleston Farmers Market is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department. Over the years, the market has received numerous awards, including being ranked in 2008 by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top 10 best farmers markets in the nation. The market offers a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans.

New $5 million campaign focuses on area's business success

Accelerate Greater Charleston campaign is a new $5 million regional economic development plan by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce that will target initiatives to assure that the metro region will feature a business environment that places a premium on: speed to market, collaborative relations, innovation, productivity and global connectivity.

The plan seeks to capitalize on why Charleston is a location for business success and not just a mere tourism destination.

"Charleston has been given the promise of regional prosperity and it is time to seize the opportunity. Accelerate Greater Charleston's impact on the region that we call home will ripple throughout generations to come," said Bryan Derreberry, president and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

The new five-year program will seek to identify resources and resolve circumstances that may inhibit business growth, as well as focus on education and other building blocks of a high?performance economy. Among the key elements:

  • Building and strengthening a talent development and readiness;

  • Maintaining and accelerating positive job creation environment for small business, military, research and development, and international trade firms and organizations;

  • Positioning the greater Charleston area as an advocate and attractor for globally competitive business; and

  • Delivering a metro-wide business platform that places a premium on ease of doing business and great interest in business success.

    More info.

C of C to offer mental health program

College of Charleston's Peer Counseling will host its third annual Mental Health Monologues program entitled "Even Your Brain Deserves a Check Up" on April 12. The event will be held in the Sottile Theatre starting at 7 p.m.

Originally performed in 2008 at Stanford University by a campus organization created to foster progressive social change through the use of theatre, Mental Health Monologues have become increasingly more prevalent on college campuses. At the College of Charleston, the group hopes to raise awareness about college students' struggles with mental health issues and to erase the stigma associated with seeking help.

Many people struggling with mental health concerns face discrimination and isolation from those around them. This event provides a safe environment for the some of those stories to be heard. Tickets are free with a College of Charleston student ID and $10.00 for non-students. More.

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  • If you have a review or recommendation of a book, movie, restaurant or local arts endeavor, please send no more than 150 words to editor Andy Brack. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.

Fish camps

While the term designates a campsite ideal for anglers throughout much of the Palmetto State, “fish camp” for upstate South Carolinians refers to a family-style seafood restaurant serving reasonably priced dinners to a local clientele. Fish camps differ from the calabash restaurants of the coast in that they serve both salt- and freshwater seafood, and from more upscale seafood restaurants in their prices and decor, which frequently consists of uncovered wooden tables, ladder-back chairs, and walls decorated with taxidermic fish.

With strong ties to the tradition of community fish fries, the restaurants prepare fish (usually flounder and catfish) deep-fried in a cornmeal-based coating. Menus are augmented with additional offerings such as deviled crab, shrimp, and oysters, and all come with hush puppies, fries, and coleslaw on the side. A few fish camps, such as Old MacDonald’s in North Augusta, offer a lowcountry boil or a side of grits, an apparent nod to Lowcountry culinary traditions.

Generally, fish camps are located near rivers or lakes, such as the Little River Fish Camp in Saluda and the Lake Wylie Fish Camp in York County. The earliest were established along the Catawba River in South and North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s and began as sheds where anglers could fry their fresh catches. And while most restaurants purchase their fish from seafood wholesalers and farms, fish camps continue to be found along waterways.

Catering to a loyal, local clientele, many fish camps serve as gathering places, hosting local club meetings and family celebrations and providing many patrons with a regular opportunity to gossip, talk politics, and discuss current events. Politicians have apparently recognized the importance of these restaurants to their constituents and regularly make formal or informal visits.

During the 2000 election, the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn was a key campaign stop for then-candidate George W. Bush, and in 2002 the same fish camp hosted a campaign rally for Democratic governor Jim Hodges. Other popular fish camps include Tall Tales and Wagon Wheel in Cowpens, the Roebuck and Pioneer restaurants of Spartanburg County, Bailey’s in Blacksburg, and Wateree in Pageland.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Stephen Criswell. To read more about this or 2,000 other entries about South Carolina, check out The South Carolina Encyclopedia by USC Press. (Information used by permission.)

-- Excerpted from the entry by Stephen Criswell. To read more about this or 2,000 other entries about South Carolina, check out The South Carolina Encyclopedia by USC Press. (Information used by permission.)

Not a canvas

This looks like an abstract piece painted on canvas that you'd see in the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., when it is, in fact, just down the street in Sculpture Garden. Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard snapped the sculpture, entitled "Moon Dog," shooting from the ground looking to deep, blue sky. Nice shot, Michael.


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Five fabulous females

The Center for Women's Jennet Robinson Alterman sent along this list of "five fabulous females making Charleston a better place:"

  • Skirt publisher Nikki Hardin who refuses to back down from educating us about women's rights.

  • Entrepreneur Carolyn Hunter who gave $1 million to Trident Tech to support its fund to help students stay in school when life throws them some speed bumps.

  • Sister Mary Joseph who single-handedly has built a truly holistic community support center at Our Lady of Mercy on John's Island.

  • Dottie Benton Frank whose books about the Lowcountry show the rest of the world what we already know.

  • Doretha Walker who lost her job and, instead of taking it personally, completed her doctorate, started teaching and then founded Black Girls Run.


"I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick."

-- Sarah Palin



THIS WEEK | permalink

"Greater Tuna" comedy: 10 shows from April 5 to April 21, Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road, Charleston. Midtown/Sheri Grade Productions presents this comedy about Texas' third-smallest town "where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies." Tickets are $20. More.

Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., April 7, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. Children from 3 to 5 will hunt at 11 a.m., while those who are 6 and 7 will participate at noon. Kids from 8 to 10 years old will get their chance at 1 p.m. All will be looking for eggs stuff with lots of different kinds of prizes. More.

Fun Easter promenade: 11 a.m., April 7, Meeting Street, Charleston. You can see lots of great hats as the Hat Ladies of Charleston stroll along Meeting Street to White Point Gardens during their 11th Easter Promenade. The parade starts at the Four Corners of Law. More online or phone 843-762-6679.


Magnolia's photo contest: Entries due June 6. If you want to submit pictures to the 2012 photo contest by Magnolia Plantations and Gardens, you can start taking picture now. Submissions start April 1 for photos taken between March 5 and May 31. More info.

The Impact of Hate: 5:30 p.m., April 9, Physicians Auditorium, College of Charleston. Shane Windmeyer, a national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights and a champion for LGBT issues on college campuses, will speak as part of the Office of Institutional Diversity Signature Speaker Series. The event is free and open to the public. More info: Contact the Office of Diversity by email or phone 843.953.5079.

(NEW) Haley book signing: 6 p.m., April 9, Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., Charleston. Gov. Nikki Haley will sign copies of her new memoir, "Can't is Not an Option" in Charleston. NOTE: Books must be purchased at the store. Each book comes with a ticket for entrance into the signing line. Pre-orders are encouraged online or by phoning 722.2666.

Book launch and reception: 6 p.m., April 9, Charleston Library Society, Charleston. Local businesswoman Darla Moore will introduce noted author Charlotte Beers for the debut of her new book, "I'd Rather be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader's Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power and Joy at Work." More info: Phone 723.9912. Seating is limited.

Gibbes on the Street: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., April 19. The Gibbes Museum of Art will throw its third annual street party with an evening of food, fun and music on Meeting Street between Cumberland and Queen streets. Lots of food by top area chefs will be available. Tickets are $100 for members and $135 for non-members. More: Go online or call 843-722-2706 x22.

East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival: April 20-22, James Island County Park. More than 50 commercial exhibitors will be on hand at the 22nd annual festival that's filled with on-water classes, lectures and demonstrations for paddlers of all ages. More.

(NEW) Chef's Potluck: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 22, Middleton Place Pavillion, outside Charleston. Lowcountry Local First offers its 5th annual Chef's Potluck where several of the community's most high-profile chefs partner with growers and producers to make a great meal. Cost: $65 for members; $70 for others. More.

Bird walks: 8:30 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday. This is the time of year that a great variety of migrating birds fly through the Lowcountry so what better time to take part in one of the regular early morning bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. Pre-registration is suggested. Cost is $5. Learn more online.


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6/11: Derreberry: Maximizing talent
Carroll: Real heroes

5/29: Laird: After-school programs
5/21: Gruber: Sun prevention tips
5/14: Moryl: Piccolo Spoleto 2012
5/7: Mills: Why Madagascar?

4/30: Geiger: Mobile payments
4/23: Fisher: Moms' Run
Silverman: New book
Moore: Longleaf ecosystem
Lamb: Palin's sound, fury

Darby: More Warings needed
Hannah: SCRA gives
Solomon: Care for your eyes
Martin: Spring gardening

2/27: Curley: "Inga Binga"
Collins: Cinderella Project
Bradford: Red state thinking
Pelzer, Hanson: Cruise study

1/30: Tisdale: Home House Press
Scherer: Mentoring can help
Perdue: Women's Leadership Inst.
Greene: Black male depression
van der Meyden: Alcoa plant


5/21: Robert Smalls
Preparing for the attach
Yankee in charge?
Lee and Traveller
Stone Fleet

Defending Charleston
Battle of Port Royal
Fleet headed South
Port Royal Sound
Ohio native helps CSA
Blockade intensifies
Hampton's Legion
5/12: Beauregard prepares city
4/14: First shots fired
3/10: Student vs. instructor
2/10: War prep offsets horseracing


6/11: RFK's passion
Gadsden flag

5/29: PeopleMatter, more
When history comes alive
McConnell exclusive
5/7: Advice to graduates

Grand media experiment
Court should make decision
Spell bridge name right
Haley's book bombs
Giveaway dog not news

3/26: Mutant bugs attack
Waring statue planned
Job security for columnists
SC's $700 million problem

2/27: South is changing
Ard mess should conclude
Hill paints good picture
Carrier is city upon the sea

1/30: Carrier visit is awesome
Newt did what he does best
Dream still inspires
Visits for candidates
A different New Year's


6/4: Huguenot torte
Local connection for Star
Teaching mom a little
Cooking for crowd
Farmers markets opening
Hank's new cookbook
Enjoy Carter's Kitchen
Glass Onion to be on TV
Guacamole and the Bowl
Restaurant Week
Using leftover bubbly


4/30: Waterkeeper event
GrowFood difference
Earth Day festival
Lorax Project
More gardening tips
Food Waste program
Energy from farms
Turtles that fly
Art from beach trash

Coal ash, more
Boeing's solar farm
More eco-tours
More recycling ahead


6/11: Okra
Hurricane readiness

5/21: Happiest seaside towns
Tips for fresh flowers
Buzz on B foods

4/30: Gifts for grads
5 water-skiing spots
Five SC poets
Five fab females

3/26: Joe's accomplishments
3/19: 5 birding spots
Spring festivals
Charleston's Irish

2/27: Charleston history
Spring break tips
2/13: 5 Charleston novels
2/6: For Valentine's Day

1/30: Enterprising fun facts
1/23: Five Gullah events
Remembering Martin
Herrick's 5 winter foods
Five area protected places

Civil war ammo
Green holiday tips
Nathalie's 5 holiday foods
How to appear busy


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