On the thirteenth of forever….

Ffolkes,

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.”

~~ Rabindranath Tagore ~~

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Laocoön and His Sons

Image from Wikipedia via Google Images

Hajime…. Putting this Pearl together has taken me about two weeks, mostly waiting for parts of me to heal sufficiently to type. During much of this period, it seems my life was ‘farmed out’ by Murphy, to Eris, that ancient nemesis of the Greeks. Who is Eris? Ah, you know her, even if you don’t…. Allow me to elucidate….

“:Eris: /e’ris/ n. The Greek goddess of Chaos, Discord, Confusion, and Things You Know Not Of; her name was latinized to Discordia and she was worshiped by that name in Rome. Not a very friendly deity in the Classical original, she was reinvented as a more benign personification of creative anarchy starting in 1959 by the adherents of {Discordianism} and has since been a semi-serious subject of veneration in several `fringe’ cultures, including hackerdom. See {Discordianism}, {Church of the SubGenius}. — from The on-line Hacker Jargon File V423

As may be surmised, it’s been different around here. Enough so it’s given me some new epiphanies to assimilate into my personal files, some of which are quite penetrating in their effects. Of course, they’re only of value if I take them in, so, we’ll see how that goes, eh? In the meantime, I have for you today a complete five part Pearl, with old-school galore, some great music/entertainment, a relevant exploration of modern times, and, a pretty decent poem…. I’m happy with it, so, y’all, in spite of any possible trepidation, will be happy with it, too, should you make it all the way to the rather distant end. To save us all a bit ot time, we’ll get right to that, okay? Okay….

Shall we pearl?….

“A wise man,
recognizing that the world is but an illusion,
does not act as if it is real,
so he escapes the suffering.”

~~ Buddha ~~

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Pearl

We lost Pearl in 1970. Though with us for only a short while, her spirit shone bright. A friend’s blog acknowledged her passing, which showed some synchronicity, as I had already decided she was just right for this Pearl. Here is a live performance, one of only a few we have to see on You Tube. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do….

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As this Pearl evolved, it grew. Go figure. In the process, I decided to make it epic enough to be able to stop ranting altogether. It’s a manifesto, so to speak, of all I think is real, and true for today’s world. I don’t need to keep beating a horse that’s not coming back alive, so, this may be the very last one. It’s pretty complete, I think. You tell me….

Plato-Aristotle

“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”

~~ Josh Billings ~~

I suppose it is fortunate, for me, writing requires enough focus of attention to distract me from a lot of perceptive stimuli from external, or even internal sources. In short, I can concentrate sufficiently I don’t mind the 96º heat, as long as I’m perched within five feet of my only fan. I also can keep from thinking about pain, in my shoulders, hips, and back, or my hunger, from dieting, or any of the other silly little things we use to keep from actually thinking about stuff we don’t want to face, or deal with, or are painfully uncomfortable. That makes this act one of survival, as well as one requiring some rather merciless honesty, self- and, otherwise; without it, I don’t believe it will be worth it.

I am exceedingly weary of living in a culture/society which is based on deception, exemplifying what I believe to be the worst part of human nature, i.e. the ability to put our humanity aside to pursue our personal gain or agenda. To a small extent, we do it naturally, as a survival tool. However, in a larger sense, most of us don’t always base life on our own agenda; we feel connected to, and responsible to the rest of humanity. But, those who do choose self over species, as their primary focus of living, throughout history, have been allowed to order our society, based on false information and deception.

At this point, I feel I should explain my assertions, which are, in essence, three. My observations and study have led me to realize these three concepts, held to be true by the great majority of humanity, are all false in their basic assumptions of reality. This allows a distance between what is real, and what is seen to be real. This basic disconnection from true perception, in my mind, is what has caused most of the trouble and misery our species’ history has experienced for more than ten thousand years. The three concepts to which I refer are religion, money, and government.

Intermezzo:

At this point in this exploration, it becomes clear I have bitten off quite a bit more than can be adequately addressed in a single attempt, no matter how clear, or solid the connection between the three relevant elements. In truth, nobody will much care, anyway, but, that is irrelevant, as well. What remains relevant, to me, in essence, is to relate just how I think these three ideas/concepts/delusions have kept humanity from achieving our potential, and, in the process, the potential of our entire world. Together, given the nature of the human beast, the potential godhead, these three ideas have provided the means for our complete undoing, as a species, and, as a viable form of life.

I guess that’s a bit depressing, isn’t it? Okay, I’ll stop for now. I was going to stop ranting altogether, but, perhaps such an assertion would be premature. For now, let us go on, to this…..

During the research period while composing this, the following extensive collection of old-school pearls was amassed. Let this suffice for any further indictment of the three villains of human history. Besides, this just shows, I’m not the only one who has had second thoughts about all the bullshit we’ve been fed from the cradle. I’ve put them into three categories, for simple clarity…. Enjoy, ffolkes.

And, please. Think about it all, will you? Thanks….

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“In the beginning Man created God; and in the image of Man created he him.”

~~ Ian Anderson ~~

~~ Jethro Tull, Aqualung ~~

“The mistake began when God was created in a male image. Of course, women would see Him that way, but men should have been gentlemen enough, remembering their mothers, to make God a woman! But the God of Gods–the Boss–has always been a man. That makes life so perverted, and death so unnatural. We should have imagined life as created in the birth-pain of God the Mother. Then we would understand why we, Her children, have inherited pain, for we would know that our life’s rhythm beats from Her great heart, torn with the agony of love and birth. And we would feel that death meant reunion with Her, a passing back into Her substance, blood of Her blood again, peace of Her peace! Now wouldn’t that be more logical and satisfying than having God a male whose chest thunders with egotism and is too hard for tired heads and thoroughly comfortless?” — Eugene O’Neill, “Strange Interlude” [1928], Act II

“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.” — Bertrand Russell

“Any system of religion which has anything in it which offends the mind of a child cannot be a true system.” — Thomas Paine

“Some foolish men declare that a Creator made the world. The doctrine that the world was created is ill-advised, and should be rejected. If God created the world, where was He before creation? How could God have made the world without any raw material? If you say He made this first, and then the world, you are faced with an endless regression … Know that the world is uncreated, as time itself is, without beginning and end.” — The Mahapurana, Jinasena

“God is an invention of Man.
So the nature of God is only a shallow mystery.
The deep mystery is the nature of Man.”

~~ Nanrei Kobori, — late Abbot of the Temple of the Shining Dragon, Kyoto, Japan ~~

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“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

~~ Aristotle ~~

“The value of money has an objective regulator only when it is linked to a real commodity, like gold, itself requiring the cost of human labor to be produced. By comparison, the value of inconvertible paper money has no objective regulator, its marginal cost of production being nearly zero.” — Lewis E. Lehrman (See? Nothing real… Only what we agree to hold so….)

“As far as I’m concerned, if something is so complicated that you can’t explain it in 10 seconds, then it’s probably not worth knowing anyway.” — Calvin

“I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna-fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.” — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

“What do they call a comedian who doesn’t get any laughs? A philosopher.” — Phil Proctor

*****

“Power, like a desolating pestilence,
Pollutes whate’er it touches…”

~~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~~

“It’s said that ‘power corrupts’, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable.” — David Brin, The Postman

“Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.” — Giordano Bruno (1548- burned at the stake, 1600)

“As formerly we suffered from crimes, so now we suffer from laws.” — Tacitus

“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and
ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” — Albert Einstein

“In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.” — Bertrand Russell

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I am working on a poem, which seems to be leaking out in a chaotic fashion; it looks good, though, so we’ll let it play out as it pleases. Here’s one that fits, today, and often. Especially when it is followed by an old-school pearl that carries its title…. Keep reading….

Notes of process and program…

Poems, alas, don’t chase through my head,
bumping and pushing each other like brothers at dinner.
They’re more ripped out of my innards, instead.
Time and circumstance reveal no ultimate winner.

Simmering and bubbling near my unconscious mind
these maddening rhymes blind me sans glimmer.
Building until bursting as if to be dined and wined,
the remaining denizens appear much slimmer.

Fiery visions retain such glorious fatal dimension,
in retrospect, yet fail to leave a permanent scar,
until blessed, or cursed, with focused attention,
singing, crying, bleeding, fast as a movie star.

Pretty soon can’t be soon enough, she said
to a chameleon colored thief bathed in moonlight.
Fancy candles in stripes of blue, gold, and red
foster honest dreams in shades of white.

Passage to daylight is problematic, at best:
beastly ghosts of insomniacs cast no shadow.
Even judges with robes can pass the wrong test
while the rest of us go with what we know.

~~ gigoid ~~

1/3/2013

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Naked Pearls

“Notes Of Process And Program…”

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“It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what’s cool.”

~~ Calvin & Hobbes ~~

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“We must beware of whatever insights we have into ourselves.
Our self-knowledge annoys and paralyzes our daimon
– this is where we should look for the reason Socrates wrote nothing.”

~~ E.M. Cioran ~~

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“”Human beings are perhaps never more frightening
than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.”

~~ Laurens Van der Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958) ~~

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“Be prepared to go mad with fixed rule and method.”

~~ Horace (65-8 B.C.) ~~

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“Honor isn’t about making the right choices.
It’s about dealing with the consequences.”

~~ Midori Koto~~

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“Reality is in the eye of the beholder.”

~~ The Keeper, from Stargate ~~

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“When I was a lark, I sang;
when I was a worm, I devoured.”

~~ Theodore Roethke ~~

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“I’m pretty tired. Think I’ll go home now.”

~~ Forrest Gump ~~

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Well, ffolkes. There you have it. Not only do you have it, but, you’ve got ALL of it. I don’t believe I can do this any better, but, what the hell? I’ll be back again to try. Could take a bit of time, but, it seems the wait might be worth the effort. See y’all tomorrow, as long as the sun comes up….. Pretty good odds, I’d say….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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12 thoughts on “On the thirteenth of forever….

  1. Not sure who said it….”Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.” And then there is this..”Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.” Okay brain has had enough…LOL

    I lied there is one by Huxley I believe….”Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.”

    What a great quote by Ian Anderson…..good to see that you are returning to form……well done my friend….chuq

  2. “The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.”

    ~~ Rabindranath Tagore ~~

    And with every wave of ocean
    come waters still
    after
    pebble
    thrown
    in pond of SteeL..:)

    “A wise man,
    recognizing that the world is but an illusion,
    does not act as if it is real,
    so he escapes the suffering.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    And sadly Buddha
    did not live in
    a New
    World
    of abundance
    where suffering was
    not so much the illusory
    rule of BeinG hUman..
    ReaLiTy IS A PiLL
    that’s easier to
    swallow
    in Balance
    of more and less..
    whether it makes sense or not..
    These illusions we create can
    be heaven or hell or the ‘tween..
    i Will Heaven and make iT iSREAL..
    with a little help from newer technologies and friEnds..
    aS iMaGinaTion rules today of what will be iSReAL noW too..:)

    “As scarce as truth is, the supply has always
    been in excess of the demand.”

    ~~ Josh Billings ~~

    And noW it’S and Ocean TrUth
    oF Internet blues
    and
    fun
    too..
    liGht and dArk..
    in TruTh and Lies..
    aS imAginaTioN and
    reAlity Do create both
    aS dARk and liGht noW..:)

    Sadly as things stand now.. Money.. Government
    and Religion are the glue required to
    keep groups of more than
    150 to 200 sets
    of hUman
    eYes toGetHer
    without an after
    Party of Hurricane Katrina..
    until someone actuAlly comes uP
    with a better plan that works..
    like small peaceful
    villages
    of 150 to
    200 sets of eYes
    that the social sciences
    still find in the 20 most
    peaceful societies
    in the world who
    base a life more
    on Giving and
    Sharing where
    some folks still
    recognize Nature
    all holy and sacred
    to be Glorified and Praised..
    best news oF all.. if one can lose
    work.. it’s possible to live life like this
    now.. no matter what anyone else is doing
    different.. unplugged from the matrix as fun.. NEO noW..:)

    “In the beginning Man created God;
    and in the image of Man created he him.”

    ~~ Ian Anderson ~~

    It’s common sense this is what
    God does when God becomes
    aware of God.. iN PARt at lEAst..;)

    The creator is the world..
    that’s not hard to
    see @lEAst foR Now..
    and Science shows before
    that it was a Sun and before
    that perHaps a Big Bang..
    or even A Holo
    graphic
    cube
    in
    Penrose way..
    but never the less.. now is God..
    and creator sAMe as allthatisnow..:)

    Hmm.. primitive humans
    lived in Matriarchal leaning
    societies where women were in charge..
    This is still the case in most every family
    unit as iSREAL works from day to day..
    ha!.. tHeRe is no E-scaping hUman
    NatUre or this fAct
    except for
    making
    a God.. etc..
    that is male
    to attempt to hide thiS faCT..
    NoW.. Nature kNows and FeeLs
    better.. no matter what cultures/religions/
    governmentS and words as developed from abstract
    symbols say.. Nature goeS oN and does whatever..
    it iS
    evolved..
    sTilL to do..
    iN Human Form..
    as paRt of God aS NaTure wHOle..
    and truth be told.. Patriarchy is established
    as a way of life.. when humans become even
    more territorial and must fight for life to the death
    even to gain subsistence.. and in doing so.. lose the
    empathy that is aversive to killing a member of one’s own
    species.. this is a necessary adaptation to live.. in some cases
    of non-abundance.. deserts.. snowy areas.. mountains.. and etc..
    and often religions reflect this patriarchal necessity in non-abundant
    middle eastern desert lands.. too.. to keep control for basic human subsistence
    and survival..
    while meanwhile
    some folks blame
    them for being human..
    it’s not all New World.. roses and apple pie..
    struggle always comes with non-abundance..
    and strangely enough.. too much stuff now too..
    for a human species evolved as forager
    for intermittent gratification
    and not all one
    can eat sugars and fats..
    etc.. etc.. too.. in terms
    of naturally dopamine
    enhancing behavioral addictions too..
    hmm.. take away the human touch of
    Empathy and Love.. and wE get
    even more of addiction liFe..
    and Patriarchy
    ways
    of Living too..:)

    “So far as I can remember, there
    is not one word in the Gospels in
    praise of intelligence.”

    — Bertrand Russell

    ‘Sorry’.. Bertrand but standard measures of IQ
    are from from full human intelligenceS.. never
    the less.. this ain’t
    then..
    where/when
    book learning
    didn’t rule..
    it’s like common sense babe..
    another kind of intelligence..oKAy..;)

    “All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

    ~~ Aristotle ~~

    And that was in the day of Aristotle..
    Imagine what they do today
    even iF
    one can..;)

    ON the topic of money..
    it sucks.. as most all
    slave
    holders
    do..;)

    “What do they call a comedian who doesn’t get any laughs?
    A philosopher.”

    — Phil Proctor

    And gamble
    or ologist..;)

    sMiLes.. Power has alWays basicAlly
    been about successfully reproducing
    and defending oneself from predators
    and even two legged ones..
    as even science shows
    that African
    American folks
    have the highest
    levels of self
    esteem
    based
    on these two
    factoids of STiLL
    sAMe evolving bEinG hUman..
    where socio-economic status
    plays very little role at all.. other
    than eating and a place to sleep..
    in other words.. so Trump isn’t really
    that powerful after all he frOwns and do’s..;)

    “Every nation ridicules other nations,
    and all are right.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

    Well.. no duh.. it’s like religion
    same.. and the human tribal
    instinct.. it’s hUman natUre..
    tHeRE ain’t
    no E-Scaping
    it.. noW.. except for Getting along..
    sharing and giving back to square
    one.. with small groups evolved to do jusT that..
    so what cha gonna do in the big city.. grin and bear it iF yA can..
    And
    juST F
    iN geT
    Along..:)

    “It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”

    — Giordano Bruno (1548- burned at the stake, 1600)

    Back to square one..
    masses of human
    beings are not
    evolved to be that
    way.. go against nature
    and suffer ALL THE CONSEQUENCES now..
    but first one must determine what the F.. NatURE
    even is after being born into a plate full of cultural SHIT..;)

    “As formerly we suffered from crimes,
    so now we suffer from laws.”

    — Tacitus

    Again.. Square one..;)

    “As far as I’m concerned, if something is
    so complicated that you can’t explain it in 10 seconds,
    then it’s probably not worth knowing anyway.”

    — Calvin

    Yeah.. it’s like A answer to
    most all.. A World’s problems..

    Square one..

    It doesn’t matter how
    much cultural history
    one knows as long as it is
    truly insane and away
    from A root
    ’cause
    of most all
    hUman CULTural
    World problems..;)

    “He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and
    ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”

    — Albert Einstein

    PerHaps Einstein
    was missing
    the tribal
    instinct..
    not all folks
    have it.. but folks
    that MUST GO TO
    war to defend human
    subsistence and shelter
    must develop it strong to survive..
    otherwise.. they are more likely to die.. bottom line..
    and just a note..
    the Serpent
    Brain
    is A
    last
    Brain to go..
    unless it’s warrior time now..
    and for total transparency.. i juSt
    don’t have much of a tribal instinct aT all
    too.. it’LL be easy for me to be a global citizen..
    until
    ‘they come
    to serve man’..
    with Twilight Zone
    references fully in tow..;)

    “In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.” — Bertrand Russell

    No one annoys me..
    the bliss of
    relative free will..
    emotional regulation..
    sensory integration..
    Ballet-like dance and
    Martial-ARts like play..
    to Bring to fruition of ALL of ThAt to mE..
    isREAL2.. with a hobby of Art fully in tow too..
    with toes and hands iSREaL too.. and more than that of course too..
    Don’t get
    annoyed is
    A best rule
    when dArk and liGht
    Rules REaLiTy sAme and Different..
    Meanwhile.. one can save positive
    energy to change what they can..
    as negative emotions
    take away potential
    almost endless energy..
    that haha! i can prove in empirical way2..;)

    “I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
    Tuna-fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.”

    — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    Unless one hunts
    and others do the cook..
    but never the less.. back
    to square
    one..
    Money Sucks..;)

    Poetry mostly comes
    up from pain it seems..
    one time on A dVerse prompt..
    humor was the game.. and all
    most the entire poetry club went
    silent except for me.. but the key
    to my
    success
    is going to
    hell for 66
    months and
    lEarning that
    Humor IS A best
    poEtry medicine oF aLL
    iF one can find it that way..
    but sure.. tears work too.
    and particularly pain..
    oF all colors heARt
    to sKIN..
    in aLL thE ways
    hEll coMes to bEinG hUman2..:)

    “It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what’s cool.”

    ~~ Calvin & Hobbes ~~

    ThiS iS FucKinG trUe..
    bottom line
    iSREAL..
    dARK..
    for liGht2..
    and that’s what
    rEborn means.. lEarning
    to w(O)(A)nder liFe aGain iN pLay..:)

    “We must beware of whatever insights we have into ourselves.
    Our self-knowledge annoys and paralyzes our daimon
    – this is where we should look for the reason Socrates wrote nothing.”

    ~~ E.M. Cioran ~~

    Me and Daimon
    are best buds..
    liGht.. and DArk..
    And yes..
    Daimon
    iSREaL2..;)

    “Reality is in the eye of the beholder.”

    ~~ The Keeper, from Stargate ~~

    And every hUman
    iSREaL IS A Multi-Verse..
    oF Multi-Verse2..:)

    “When I was a lark, I sang;
    when I was a worm, I devoured.”

    ~~ Theodore Roethke ~~

    Or if you are human
    you can
    do
    both and
    even more..
    if you can handle
    the taste test.. of course..;)

    “I’m pretty tired. Think I’ll go home now.”

    ~~ Forrest Gump ~~

    At this point.. all i have left to say is..
    this makes you a prophet.. gigoid..
    as i now move to Sand
    and Sun and Dance
    As A Sun Flower
    Now
    i AM
    noW..
    heHe..
    aS A Golden
    Age ReNews now2..:)

    • Great response to my efforts, bro. I love the way you take each pearl into your poem/typodance…. *grin* Yes, made up the word.

      Trying to stay connected in the BBR for now… I’ll be by soon…

      Love

      Your friend

      gigoid

    • Those who place their faith & belief in it would certainly like us to continue to think so. Time is time; money is an idea used by some people to manipulate other people. That’s all it fucking is. It only has the value we place in/on it. Otherwise, it is not real; you cannot eat it, or use it for aught but promoting inhumanity.

      gigoid the dubious

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