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  • Free Online International Home Schooling Conference 13-19 July 2020

    By Barbara | July 13, 2020

    Has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your family life and found yourself accidentally homeschooling?
    We can’t deny that this crisis has affected so many lives in one way, shape, or form. Some are better prepared than others, while some are struggling to keep afloat.
    Things changed quickly in the educational world. And if you find yourself in any of the spectrum, take comfort in the fact that there is hope and we’ll weather this storm.
    That is why I’m excited to be part of the 2020 Homeschooling Playbook, where 50+ experts including myself reveal the top strategies on how to homeschool with ease, fun and joy!

    This colorful Playbook is loaded with tons of valuable information and serves as your GUIDE when you attend the Homeschooling Conference.
    GRAB YOUR COPY HERE NOW! https://smpl.ro/al/QwSYgonh5mi2eqi8wSw6o3GX/19088-Barbara-Smith
    Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll discover inside the Homeschooling Playbook:
    What the Homeschooling Conference is and who is it for
    Daily Homeschooling Conference Schedule broken down into theme days
    Day 1: Homeschooling Foundation
    Day 2: Homeschooling Methodologies
    Day 3: Homeschooling Curriculum
    Day 4: Homeschooling Communities
    Day 5: Homeschooling Learning Platforms
    Day 6: Homeschooling in Different Countries
    Day 7: Homeschooling Inspiring Stories
    The Top Homeschooling Tips from 51 Homeschooling Experts and Parents
    How To Make The Most Of the Homeschooling Online Conference
    Plus many many more!
    Grab your playbook right now and you’ll automatically get a ticket to the Homeschooling Conference where you will meet those experts live!
    GRAB YOUR COPY HERE NOW! https://smpl.ro/al/QwSYgonh5mi2eqi8wSw6o3GX/19088-Barbara-Smith

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    Homeschool Summit Encore now on!

    By HEF Admin | October 22, 2019

    From the Homeschool Summit:

    “We are delighted to welcome you to a Homeschool Summits encore!

    “We were so grateful to host the Homeschool Family Relationships Summit last week as over 23,000 families were encouraged by the Word of God to communicate with truth and grace, strengthen our families’ unity even through conflict, and lead our families to become a world-changing force for the kingdom of God in the power of His Spirit.

    “We hoped to reach as many families as we could with this great content — all part of our vision to share resources and encouragement with Christian families so they are equipped to pass on the faith to the next generation.

    “We wanted to extend the opportunity for families to learn and benefit from the Family Relationships Summit free content, so we decided to open up the entire free event for two more days! While it’s still only available for a limited time (the event closes down on Tuesday night at midnight CST), we hope the additional time will give you the chance to watch a few more of the sessions you were hoping to catch AND share about the event with your friends so they can be equipped and encouraged, too.”

    Programme in comments.

    ————————————————————————————————————

    Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

    And

    Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

    Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

    and

    Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

    This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

    Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

    Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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    The Ministry of Education’s latest recommendations for Sexuality Education in schools

    By HEF Admin | March 1, 2019

    1. Ministry of Sexualisation.
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/02/ministry-of-sexualisation-part-1/

    2. Gender theory taught to 5 year olds.
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/02/ministry-of-sexualisation-part-2/

    3. Gender clinics, and secrets kept from parents.
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/02/ministry-of-sexualisation-part-3-gender-clinics-in-nz-schools/

    4.Sexuality forced into every subject even maths
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/02/ministry-of-sexualisation-part-4/

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    Ministry of Sexualisation: Part 2

    By HEF Admin | February 25, 2019

    This is Part 2 of the series exposing the latest recommendations by the Ministry of Education.

    Gender Theory and multiple genders could to be taught in a “School-wide” approach.
    The themes are so interwoven into the curriculum that it’s impossible to even teach around it.

    Gender theory and other nauseating themes are discussed at just 5 years old.

    For now these recommendations are simply a guide, but the schools that do adopt it will have no opt-out. It will be worked into every theme and aspect of school life.

    The next step is making it mandatory in every school.

    This is unacceptable, and we all need to take action on this.

    Ministry of Sexualisation: Part 2

    Online videos show 11-year-old Desmond Napoles dancing on stage in a bar while grown men throw money at him neonnettle

    After introducing you to part one yesterday, the investigative series continues.

    Schools should be a safe place to be, but for the majority, they will soon become unsafe. Safe Schools has landed in New Zealand, with the blessing of the Ministry of Education.

    […] No other special interest group is granted such privileges.
    We don’t devote entire lessons to the visually impaired, create ‘blind pride’ days, or include blind heroes in every class. We don’t demand teachers police blind-phobic language, or that they wear braille name-tags.

    Perhaps we should. It would give a far more positive school environment than constantly bringing sex to the forefront of children’s minds.
    This is the essence of what the Rainbow movement is about.

    The entire culture and worldview is centred around who a person wants to have sex with.

    Perhaps we should just let kids be kids.

    I recently wrote a four-part series of articles exposing the hidden aspects of the Secondary School program Mates&Dates. The program uses innocuous sounding words such as “gender stereotypes”.

    “Gender Stereotypes” classes are not teaching kids that it’s okay for girls to like rugby and boys to like cooking. They are teaching a redefined meaning of gender.

    Source: Ministry of Education www.Inclusive.tki.org.nz

    Gender is taught as a “continuum” which has no relation to your biological function. This spectrum of gender holds that any child can be “neither” or “both” male and female because a person’s biological reality does not influence how they act.

    If a girl is butch and likes rugby, she’s actually closer to being a boy – and perhaps she really is a boy trapped in the wrong body. Don’t worry kiddo, we’ve got scalpels and hormones to liberate you.

    Thus a boy who thinks he’s a girl is a girl, in every way. Biology doesn’t matter, because gender is self-identified and merely socially constructed.

    The root of the belief is that our Western “colonial” culture is oppressive, heteronormative and patriarchal and has forced us into two rigid boxes.

    They are intent on destroying our western “construct”.

    Ironically, Western heteronormative colonial countries are actually the safest for LGBT people.

    The proponents of these ideas often point to tiny and obscure tribes where men and women have mixed gender roles, in an attempt to prove that gender is disconnected from biology.

    ‘Teachers were shown a graph with Barbie at one end and GI Joe at the other.’

    Parents are being excluded from the transgender debate.

    The Ministry of Education has used exactly the same terminology of “gender stereotypes” and “social messages”.

    In the official recommendations, teachers are told to “question gender stereotypes and norms”.

    This starts in Year 1, for kids just 5 years old.

    It doesn’t stop there.

    In studying the official Sexuality Education Guidelines, the agenda drives deeper than simply understanding gender identity.

    The tables on pages 16–22 of the guide show suggested learning intentions for sexuality education – what students should know or be able to do at each learning level.

    Across that table the agenda has been so interwoven through each column so that a teacher who objects simply can’t avoid teaching it.

    It reads a lot like Mates&Dates, but for primary-school children.

    They have made certain it will permeate every part of the teaching of sexuality.

    Level 1 (5-6 Years old)

    • A4: Describing different types of families
    • (Tommy has two dads)
    • D1 & 2: Dealing with bullying and harassment and speaking out for others
    • (Turning children into Language Police and pro LGBT activists)

    Level 2  (6-7 Years old)

    • C2: Affirming diversity, questioning gender stereotypes
    • D2: Identifying locally available health care services
    • (where to get breast binders, no doubt)
    • B2: Questioning and discussing gender stereotypes in games and physical activities

    Level 3  (7-8 Years old)

    • D2: Exploring community events that celebrate and affirm diversity
    • (What will that look like? Visiting the Pride parade?)

    Level 4  (8-9 Years old)

    • A4: Critiquing dominant messages about body image and body size, and affirming diversity.
    • (Note: Affirming diversity, not simply understanding it.)
    • C1: Recognising the effects of changing roles on relationships
    • D1: Critiquing gendered and sexualised media images

    Level 5  (9-10 Years old)

    • D1: Critiquing heteronormative messages and practices in the school and media
    • D3: Developing policies for supporting diversity of gender and sexual identities

    Level 6  (10-11 Years old)

    • D4: Planning and carrying out actions which support diverse gender and sexual identities

    Level 7  (11-12 Years old)

    • C2: Analysing beliefs, attitudes, and practices that reinforce stereotypes and influence choices
    • (such as sexism, homophobia, gender binary)
    • D2: Advocating for diversity
    • (Turning children into Trans-activists)

    Teachers are told to build learning programs “that meet students’ developmental needs”.

    Source: Ministry of Education www.inclisive.tki.org.nz

    Carefully reading through the image above, teachers apparently need to talk about sexual pleasure, how babies are made and that some boys like having sex with other boys – to 5-year-olds. Other examples given by The Ministry of Education suggest teachers can explain that children can express their sexuality through their clothing choices.

    Let’s think about that carefully for a moment.
    Children… express[ing] sexuality.

    The Ministry of Education has become the Ministry of Sexualisation.

    Adding to the whole-school approach, The Ministry of Education wants Minus-18 posters plastered around the school.

    The Ministry also recommends holding a “pronoun nametag day”, so that students can choose their own pronouns.

    For now, these changes by the Ministry of Education are “suggestions” – until Chris Hipkins gets his way with his proposed “Tomorrow’s Schools” changes. Those will strip local parent-led boards of their power, and centralise authority in regional government organisations.

    Parents and families will no longer get a choice.

    We all need to take action immediately.

    • Sign the petition to stop Transgender teaching in New Zealand schools.
    • Visit your school and ensure you know what’s being taught, by demanding to see specific resources. (Please remember teachers and principals are not necessarily in favour of this ideology and many are afraid to speak out against it for fear of losing their registration or being alienated by their peers.)
    • Ask your children what they are learning at school.
    • Speak to your Member of Parliament and express your concerns.
    • Tell your friends, and share this information far and wide.

      Our silence is interpreted as consent….

    The time to push back is now, or else our schools will no longer be safe.


     

    Whale Oil subscribers’ financial support is the reason why they have been able to offer their latest service; Audio blogs. 

    Click Here  to support them and watch the number of services grow.

    Self-described “politics enthusiast with aspirations”.

    Jared is married and is a father to five sons. He has a background in engineering and enjoys deer hunting in the beautiful South Island beech forests in his spare time.

    please make sure you’ve also signed the petition

    I’m helping write and present the submission, so thanks for your support.

    https://www.parliament.nz/…/petition-of-helen-houghton…

    Topics: Education, Worldviews | 1 Comment »

    Ministry of Sexualisation: Part 1

    By HEF Admin | February 24, 2019

    by Jared Luke on February 19, 2019

    Image from Vogue Paris 2011

    Schools should be a safe place to be, but for the majority, they will soon become unsafe. Safe Schools has landed in New Zealand, with the blessing of the Ministry of Education.

    Three things stand out from the above image:

    1. The Ministry of Education wants “inclusive school-wide systems”.

    2. The Ministry of Education officially sanctions the “Safe schools coalition”

    3. Views which are not in favour of homosexual & Trans’ people are a form of “violence”.

    The Ministry of Education website is now littered with links and videos directing teachers to Minus-18 and The Safe schools coalition.

    Safe Schools rocketed into the spotlight in Australia, mid-2017.
    It’s been exposed as being overseen by several people who openly support paedophilia as a legitimate sexual orientation.

    Gary Dowsett was one of them. He wrote a book about his support for “inter-generational love” called; Boiled Lollies and Bandaids; Gay men and kids   quote

    How different then is the gentle, tentative sexuality between parent and child from the love of a paedophile and his or her lover. That kind of love, warmth and nurture is an important part of the paedophilic relationship end quote

    Gary Dowsett

    Let’s come back to that another day.

    The new recommendations by The Ministry of Education bring in special assistance for disadvantaged groups such as: the hard of hearing, dyslexic and autistic children and kids with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

    This is a positive thing because children with disabilities deserve equal access to education. Their disabilities really are barriers to a fair education.

    Teachers are already required to give special assistance to these kids and have been doing so, regardless of the attractive new Ministry of Education website; which has new and now easily accessible resources.

    When a teacher has a student with a particular religion that requires fasting, the teacher deals with that child privately – on an individual level.
    The teacher may make general mention of this in the classroom and this could include the teacher making specific mention that some peoples religions require it, without singling the child out for scrutiny.
    They certainly do not devote entire lessons to explaining Lent, learning about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or getting all kids to participate in a Hijab day.

    The recommendations for LGBTIQA+ youth, however, are vastly different from those of the disabled groups. quote.

    Seven common concerns
    Listen and learn from students.
    Create opportunities for them to share their concerns and experiences in ways that work for them. end quote.

    Source:Ministry of Education: www.Inclusive.TKI.org.nz

    When we examine the LGBTIQA+ content, the expectation is that there is a “school-wide” approach. The Ministry has recommended that LGBTIQA+ themes be incorporated “across the curriculum”.

    This means that in English class, instead of reading To Kill a Mockingbird, they will read books devoted to transgenderism and same-sex attracted couples.

    In History class, they will study inventions and political activist movements by Transgender role-models.

    In Accounting, it could be a balance sheet to calculate how much money John has to pay for artificial insemination so that he can then give birth to his first non-binary child.

    After all, some men can get pregnant. Or at least, so kids will be told in their Accounting class.

    In Maths, they will solve an equation where a same-sex couple order a Pizza.

    .

    Surely this is just a gross exaggeration by a bigoted and “morally panicked” white male?
    The evidence is in black and white on the Ministry’s own website.

    To be continued…

    Read more here: https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/02/ministry-of-sexualisation-part-1/?fbclid=IwAR0DQL9i3qBloqyIZUjWj1HReNud3xyMj9wzditr0E0HCcj-62H0vAibG9s

    Self-described “politics enthusiast with aspirations”.

    Jared is married and is a father to five sons. He has a background in engineering and enjoys deer hunting in the beautiful South Island beech forests in his spare time.

     

    Topics: Education, Worldviews | 3 Comments »

    Stop transgender teaching in New Zealand schools – sign the petition

    By HEF Admin | February 24, 2019

    Petition of Helen Houghton – Stop transgender teaching in New Zealand schools

    Published date: 29 Jan 2019

    Petition request

    That the House of Representatives urge the Ministry of Education to remove learning intentions for teaching gender diversity in the sexuality education guide and to remove the gender diversity teaching resources on the Te Kete Ipurangi website.

    Petition reason

    I believe that teachers are already required to create a safe environment for all students regardless of race, religion, language, disability, and sexuality. They do not have a separate requirement to teach the content of minority groups in the curriculum, therefore why should there be a new expectation to include the teaching of gender diversity. I believe that endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents.

    SIGN HERE:   https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_83774/petition-of-helen-houghton-stop-transgender-teaching?fbclid=IwAR1rf7oOOoAfLr4kJmJx8Y_ikkJ7rkMCAmlSWJbhIJFTcGGrJoE14sUQfi8

    Topics: Petition, Worldviews | 2 Comments »

    NZ First Promised Anti-Smacking Law Referendum

    By HEF Admin | October 20, 2017

    media release

    MEDIA RELEASE

    20 October 2017

    NZ First Promised Anti-Smacking Law Referendum
    Family First NZ says that if a referendum is going to be held on legalising dope as requested by the Green party, then NZ First should also be delivering a referendum on the anti-smacking law, based on statements made by leader Winston Peters and NZ First before the election.

     

    In a speech in March in Northland, leader Winston Peters said; “We are going to repeal the anti-smacking law which doesn’t work and has in fact seen greater violence towards children.” He then further clarified his position in an interview on Newstalk ZB saying that this matter should go to a referendum with New Zealand people who are “far more reliable and trustworthy on these matters, rather than a bunch of temporarily empowered parliamentarians.” This position was backed up by senior MP Tracey Martin.

     

    “NZ First is now in a position to be able to protect good parents and put the focus where it should be – on rotten parents and actual abuse. The politicians and anti-smacking lobby groups linked good parents who smacked their children with child abusers, a notion roundly rejected – and still rejected – by NZ’ers. The anti-smacking law assumes that previous generations disciplined their children in a manner that was so harmful that they should now be considered criminals,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

     

    (In 2014, NZ First saidNZ First policy is to repeal the anti-smacking law passed by the last parliament despite overwhelming public opposition. Accordingly, we will not enter any coalition or confidence and supply agreement with a party that wishes to ignore the public’s clearly stated view in a referendum on that issue.”)

    ENDS

     

    For More Information and Media Interviews, contact Family First:

    Bob McCoskrie – NATIONAL DIRECTOR

    Mob. 027 55 555 42

    Topics: Elections, News Media/Press Releases, NZ Media, Press Release/Media, Referendum, Section 59 - MPs | No Comments »

    Smacking Law – 10 years on, parents are still flouting the law

    By HEF Admin | July 5, 2017

    10 years have gone by since we were fighting the rewording of Section 59.

    This is what Bob McCoskrie from Family First has to say:

     

    The smacking issue is back in the limelight – partly because of NZ First saying that they want the anti-smacking law repealed – but also because of new research from the University of Auckland showing that mothers are still smacking. No surprises.

    This morning, I appeared on TV3’s AM Show to comment on the research – and the law. You can watch the clip by clicking on the image below.

    Conservative lobby group Family First has long campaigned for the right of parents to discipline their children using smacking. On Wednesday, spokesperson Bob McCoskrie told The AM Show the law is a “complete ass” and “parents are sick of politicians telling them how to raise their children. This election year, he’s not the only one calling for change. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants another referendum on smacking….

    This is just one of many family issues that will feature in our upcoming Election voting resource Value Your Vote.

    Stay tuned for our release date.

    Kind regards.

    Bob McCoskrie
    National Director

    READ MEDIA RELEASE: “Parents still smacking because it’s effective & not abuse”
    READ: Bob McCoskrie – “The claims about the harms of smacking need correction”

     

     

     

    Topics: News Media/Press Releases, Section 59 - The Bill | No Comments »

    Parents Smack Because It’s Effective & Not Abuse

    By HEF Admin | July 4, 2017

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    MEDIA RELEASE

    4 July 2017

    Parents Smack Because It’s Effective & Not Abuse
    Family First NZ says it is no surprise that the University of Auckland’s Growing up in New Zealand study has found that mothers – and parents in general – are still using smacking, and that research reveals that any forms of correction of children can be problematic, depending on the style of parenting.

     

    poll at the beginning of the year also found continued widespread rejection of the law and an admission that 2 out of 3 NZ’ers would flout the law if they believed it reasonable to correct the behaviour of their child.

     

    “Despite having almost 10 years to prove the doubters wrong, the law has failed to convince anybody of its benefits or its effectiveness. In fact, the law has maintained its very high level of opposition, but most significantly, a high level of NZ’ers say they would flout the law despite the possible consequences. This proves the abject failure and rejection by ordinary NZ’ers of this highly controversial and flawed law. If it had any merit, it would have proved itself by now. Instead it has simply threatened and undermined good parents raising great kids,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

     

    An analysis of the law in 2014 by Public Law Specialists Chen Palmer said that statements made by politicians to the effect that the new section 59 does not criminalise “good parents” for lightly smacking their children appear to be inconsistent with the legal effect of section 59 and the cases they analysed.

     

    “New Zealanders predicted all of this before the law was passed, but their concerns were ignored. The politicians and anti-smacking lobby groups linked good parents who smacked their children with child abusers, a notion roundly rejected – and still rejected – by NZ’ers. The anti-smacking law assumes that previous generations disciplined their children in a manner that was so harmful that they should now be considered criminals,” says Mr McCoskrie.

     

    In the independent poll of 846 people undertaken by Curia Market Research at the end of last year, only 23% of respondents believe a smack that is reasonable and for the purpose of correction should be a criminal offence – similar to levels in a 2014 poll.

     

    A report at the beginning of last year analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law, “Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law”, found that there was not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that had shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law, and that the law has negatively impacted law-abiding parents.

     

    Family First NZ continues to call for the government to adopt the ‘Borrows amendment’ which allows non-abusive smacking and which the National party had previously lobbied and voted for.

    ENDS

     

    For More Information and Media Interviews, contact Family First:

    Bob McCoskrie – NATIONAL DIRECTOR

    Mob. 027 55 555 42

    Topics: News Media/Press Releases | No Comments »

    NZ First Correct To Revisit Smacking Law

    By HEF Admin | July 4, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE

    19 June 2017

    NZ First Correct To Revisit Smacking Law
    Family First NZ is welcoming continued comments by NZ First that they will revisit the highly controversial and hugely unpopular anti-smacking law, but will be clarifying with the party as to whether they will accept the previous referendum on the issue or demand a new one, and whether it is a non-negotiable bottom line for any coalition agreement after the election.

     

    “Despite having almost 10 years to prove the doubters wrong, the smacking law has failed to convince anybody of its benefits or its effectiveness. In fact, the law has maintained its very high level of opposition, but most significantly, a high level of NZ’ers say they would flout the law despite the possible consequences. This proves the abject failure and rejection by ordinary NZ’ers of this highly controversial and flawed law. If it had any merit, it would have proved itself by now. Instead it has simply threatened and undermined good parents raising great kids,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

     

    In March, leader Winston Peters said; “We are going to repeal the anti-smacking law which doesn’t work and has in fact seen greater violence towards children.”

     

    An analysis of the law in 2014 by Public Law Specialists Chen Palmer said that statements made by politicians and Nigel Latta to the effect that the new section 59 does not criminalise “good parents” for lightly smacking their children appear to be inconsistent with the legal effect of section 59 and the cases they analysed.

     

    “Continued statements by the media and supporters of the law that there have only been a few convictions and only for hitting around the head are factually wrong, and also fail to acknowledge the investigations by CYF and the chilling effect it has had on parents and families. The police reporting also stopped way back in mid-2012.”

     

    “A report at the beginning of last year analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law, “Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law”, found that there was not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that had shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law, and that the law has negatively impacted law-abiding parents,” says Mr McCoskrie.

     

    Police statistics showed there had been a 136% increase in physical abuse, but also a 43% increase in sexual abuse, a 45% increase in neglect or ill-treatment of children, and 71 child abuse deaths since the law was passed in 2007.

     

    “New Zealanders predicted all of this before the law was passed, but their concerns were ignored. The politicians and anti-smacking lobby groups linked good parents who smacked their children with child abusers, a notion roundly rejected – and still rejected – by NZ’ers. The anti-smacking law assumes that previous generations disciplined their children in a manner that was so harmful that they should now be considered criminals,” says Mr McCoskrie.

     

    poll released in January found continued widespread rejection of the law and that two out of three NZ’ers would flout the law if they believed it reasonable to correct the behaviour of their child.

     

    “NZ First are right to be revisiting the issue, and should repeal the law and adopt the “Borrows amendment” which decriminalises non-abusive smacking.”

    ENDS

    For More Information and Media Interviews, contact Family First:

    Bob McCoskrie – NATIONAL DIRECTOR

    Mob. 027 55 555 42

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