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Posted: 1/16/2015 3:06:30 AM EST
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:07:40 AM EST
I don't know what that is, but good luck.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:09:45 AM EST
Take a nap. No one will mind.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:09:54 AM EST
Start yelling at the wall demanding it to lay it's ID on the ground and back up 15 paces. You'll get relieved of your duty early
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:10:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom
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What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:12:08 AM EST
Just imagine you're floating.. floating through the mildly warm sky and you see a cloud.. a fluffy cloud...
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:13:54 AM EST
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What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.
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Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:15:18 AM EST
dude, thats why i got into cid, no more of that shit! good luck man!
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:15:41 AM EST
Save you?

Rack monster biting your ass, or just bored with surfing the net?

Have you snuck around the Barracks and company offices yet?
Entertainment can always be scared up if ya try.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:17:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning


WTF? Who checks on the CQ, then? Surely not the SDO? I'm assuming you're the SDNCO, right?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:18:04 AM EST
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Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning


G.I. Party?
On a Holiday Friday?

That's messed up even for Doggies.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:18:14 AM EST
Interesting Enough, I am Also on Staff Duty...The nasuea has set in from eating a whole bag of chips ahoy cookies and a quart of milk ( made cookie cereal ) THEN putting in a huge Dip....all the while singing New Kids on the Block to my Runner...Just remember Boys and Girls SHARP is the #1 Priority
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:19:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By S-28:
Save you?

Rack monster biting your ass, or just bored with surfing the net?

Have you snuck around the Barracks and company offices yet?
Entertainment can always be scared up if ya try.

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We can't sneak around without getting caught. The staff duty NCO is really cool though and he let us have our phones once all the officers left. We have been watching Netflix as well. It could be worse
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:19:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:20:50 AM EST
Ah,...memories of being a teenaged SDNCO runner.....

"Charlie Company, First of the Seventh Cav', this is an unsecured line, how can I help you?!"

LOL
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:22:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By S-28:


G.I. Party?
On a Holiday Friday?

That's messed up even for Doggies.

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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning


G.I. Party?
On a Holiday Friday?

That's messed up even for Doggies.


The idiots in first platoon lost the supply closet key, and I room with some soldiers in 1st so I'm kind of screwed
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:29:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:

The idiots in first platoon lost the supply closet key, and I room with some soldiers in 1st so I'm kind of screwed
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By S-28:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning


G.I. Party?
On a Holiday Friday?

That's messed up even for Doggies.


The idiots in first platoon lost the supply closet key, and I room with some soldiers in 1st so I'm kind of screwed


Must be a New Army thing.
Not a Hudini in the whole platoon?
It sounds like somebody wanted to hit town on Thursday night.
That sucks!!!



Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:39:16 AM EST
OP, imagine Rosie O'Donnel's bare ass. That will keep you awake for fear of nightmares!
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:44:46 AM EST


Ah yes reminds me of my days back at Fort Carson (C CO 2/12). I never had "staff duty", but I did my fair share of barracks/company CQ, (pretty much the same thing) which was 24 hour shifts. It wasn't bad during a duty week because you had the next day off, the worst is when you have it on a friday or saturday. When I got back from deployment in 08, my last 90 days they liked to stick me on it, just about every weekend it seemed. I remember I was on 3 days of terminal leave, that friday morning (Monday was my actual ETS date) I was getting onto I70 East heading back home to Ohio, my phone rings, it was some butter bar LT, who I never heard of, that was working staff duty tell me " we need you to come in for CQ", I pretty much told him where to stick it.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:45:02 AM EST
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I remember when my Dad was OOD of the MP Bn. at Ft. Riley.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:46:53 AM EST
Since you're in AIT, how about reading your 6-30 until you can recite the 6 Elements of a Call-for-Fire and your 15 Subsequent Corrections in your sleep.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:47:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning


What exactly is the stated purpose of having a staff duty presence every night, if you can't even supervise the Bn?

"Answering phones" was always the BS reason in the '90s, but that was before ubiquitous cellphone presence.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:53:20 AM EST
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What, exactly, is "battalion staff duty"? We pulled 24-hour duty, but we were allowed to sleep as long as we A) were next to the phone and always answered it and B) made a few rounds during the night to make sure everything was secure.

ETA: That was different from barracks duty, and you did have to be awake and in the office for that. Of course, there were at least two folks on duty so you could switch off and get some shuteye.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:56:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mastadon:
What, exactly, is "battalion staff duty"? We pulled 24-hour duty, but we were allowed to sleep as long as we A) were next to the phone and always answered it and B) made a few rounds during the night to make sure everything was secure.

ETA: That was different from barracks duty, and you did have to be awake and in the office for that. Of course, there were at least two folks on duty so you could switch off and get some shuteye.
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Pretty much what you described, its basically CQ but on the battalion level. They walk around to all the company barracks checking on the guys pulling CQ.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:59:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SiVisPacem:
Since you're in AIT, how about reading your 6-30 until you can recite the 6 Elements of a Call-for-Fire and your 15 Subsequent Corrections in your sleep.
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I'm not in a class yet. There were too many of us. nasty girls get priority and then it goes by last name. I get classed on Tuesday. I already know the 6 elements of the call for fire and the 15 subs though
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:59:39 AM EST
Use to get SDO for some reason after just about every long field exercise back in the day at my barrack's in Radland. "Let the Crazy begin". SDNCO and runner can suck unless you had me as SDO. I would always send them two out a lurking. I would always make my driver pull SD with me then I would give him the next 2 days off and I would do our recovery, pull pmcs and so forth. Became a running joke when the BN CO/XO would see me on SD the look on thier faces was like "O" hell no what crazynesss will happen to night. Good times.
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Pretty much what you described, its basically CQ but on the battalion level. They walk around to all the company barracks checking on the guys pulling CQ.
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Originally Posted By Mastadon:
What, exactly, is "battalion staff duty"? We pulled 24-hour duty, but we were allowed to sleep as long as we A) were next to the phone and always answered it and B) made a few rounds during the night to make sure everything was secure.

ETA: That was different from barracks duty, and you did have to be awake and in the office for that. Of course, there were at least two folks on duty so you could switch off and get some shuteye.


Pretty much what you described, its basically CQ but on the battalion level. They walk around to all the company barracks checking on the guys pulling CQ.

Pretty much this, but since I'm just a PFC i just sit around until the NCO leaves to do his checks. That's when I sit by the phone that never rings.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 5:08:21 AM EST
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Suck it up, I'm at work until 0600 and have to work the weekend too.
When I retired from active duty I said I wanted a normal job, and I still have weird screwed up hours, but I do get paid better.

Carry on.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 5:13:58 AM EST


It's 0316, I haven't been to bed yet, and I'm surfing & posting on Arfcom.

Who's got weird hours?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 5:23:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SSgt82-02:
Suck it up, I'm at work until 0600 and have to work the weekend too.
When I retired from active duty I said I wanted a normal job, and I still have weird screwed up hours, but I do get paid better.

Carry on.

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Let me complain damnit!
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 6:22:35 AM EST
Write a few GD thread titles into your 1594.

Pee outside the HQ.

Leave random post it notes in a couple of offices with some shit to do.

Call all CQ's for a Green 2.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 6:24:46 AM EST
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And light some aroma therapy candles.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 6:25:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By S-28:
Save you?

Rack monster biting your ass, or just bored with surfing the net?

Have you snuck around the Barracks and company offices yet?
Entertainment can always be scared up if ya try.

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Back when I pulled staff duty runner, there was no internet. You sat there and watched the paint dry between rounds.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:04:38 AM EST
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Back when I pulled staff duty runner, there was no internet. You sat there and watched the paint dry between rounds.
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Originally Posted By S-28:
Save you?

Rack monster biting your ass, or just bored with surfing the net?

Have you snuck around the Barracks and company offices yet?
Entertainment can always be scared up if ya try.



Back when I pulled staff duty runner, there was no internet. You sat there and watched the paint dry between rounds.




No shit, same here. But we did get the following day off no matter what.


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What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.


No kidding. If you're bored you're doing it wrong. Go order pizza or harass barracks drunks or something.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:13:51 AM EST
Shit, back in the day when I had CQ we would play Axis and Allies or Risk. Usually when the Brigade SDO or SDNCO came through, they would hang out for a while.

Weekend CQ sucked ass.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:17:17 AM EST
*RING RING*

"Quarterdeck, Seaman Stain."

"..."


*Blames Fire Watch*
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:21:18 AM EST
we played hours of spades on duty
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:27:06 AM EST
Screw you OP! Back in my day we didn't have the internet to keep us occupied on duty. Consider yourself lucky.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:28:41 AM EST
Sucks...always hated staff duty
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:34:19 AM EST
Phone never rings until your runner is out and you have bubble guts.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:45:03 AM EST
Go haze the barracks.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:47:29 AM EST
When your name came up for SDO, we would report at 1700 after being on duty all day, do the SDO shit all night, and then back to the Co the next morning.

This one time on SDO, some dude called me about 0600 stating the helicopter we had ordered would be there at 0730. Great, log it in the log book. Bn XO shows up about 0700. I tell him helicopter is on the way for 0730. Shit, was his reply. He call Bn Co (Barry McCaffrey, later 4 star general and Clinton Drug Czar). Mccaffrey says that was supposed to be cancelled. Hey, I'm just a 2LT and the SDO, I know shit about it. But we (the BN) will get in trouble for ordering a helicopter for a mission that we don't need. Okay, I'm just a 2Lt who has now been on duty 24 hours and don't give a rat's ass. The answer? Send me on the trip to visit C Co that is in Garmisch for adventure training. I had to take a 3 hour helo flight to Garmisch, look around, eat lunch and then fly 3 hours back to Schweinfurt so the Bn wouldn't take a hit for not using the helicopter they forgot to cancel. All this after being on staff duty all night.

Ask me about the alert message fuck ups. A real opportunity to excel with those.
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When your name came up for SDO, we would report at 1700 after being on duty all day, do the SDO shit all night, and then back to the Co the next morning.

This one time on SDO, some dude called me about 0600 stating the helicopter we had ordered would be there at 0730. Great, log it in the log book. Bn XO shows up about 0700. I tell him helicopter is on the way for 0730. Shit, was his reply. He call Bn Co (Barry McCaffrey, later 4 star general and Clinton Drug Czar). Mccaffrey says that was supposed to be cancelled. Hey, I'm just a 2LT and the SDO, I know shit about it. But we (the BN) will get in trouble for ordering a helicopter for a mission that we don't need. Okay, I'm just a 2Lt who has now been on duty 24 hours and don't give a rat's ass. The answer? Send me on the trip to visit C Co that is in Garmisch for adventure training. I had to take a 3 hour helo flight to Garmisch, look around, eat lunch and then fly 3 hours back to Schweinfurt so the Bn wouldn't take a hit for not using the helicopter they forgot to cancel. All this after being on staff duty all night.

Ask me about the alert message fuck ups. A real opportunity to excel with those.
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Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:37:20 PM EST
Ring RIng. SDO? This is the Division SDO, code word November Xray 31, call the Bn. Commander and announce a Division alert, EDRE(Emergency Readyness exercise), what is your code word reply? Code word is in the SDO book. Call out the battalion and began the exercise NOW!!!


You know you want to do it!!

Call the Division SDO and began the XVIII Airborne Corps alert, do it now!! You know you want to do it!!

Send the XVIII Airborne Corps to Timbuckto, you know you want to do it.
They will be so panic stricken that no one will verify and the whole world will turn up side down.

if the SDO is out making rounds the pvt. e 2 runner can began the alert.
Its not your fault and no one can pin it on you.
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning
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Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
4 hours left of this hell. I have been sitting in this chair all day, I can't stay awake. Help me arfcom



What, you can't get up and go looking for trouble? Aren't there Charges of Quarters you can go harass?

Staff duty sucks balls, especially when you have to work the next damn day.

Battalion HQ is separate from all the battery barracks, so I can't go anywhere. Thankfully I get tomorrow off, even though it's a holiday. I don't have to go to any formations though. But we might be having a G.I. party in the morning


The answer to GI parties is to not open your door. If I was off, or it was a holiday, I would not answer my door, ever. My friends knew to text me before they came to my room, otherwise I'd not even bother checking to see who it was. That policy kept me from from picking up a lot of cigarette butts on weekends. I don't smoke, so I'll be goddamned if I'm picking up other peoples bad choices.

Edit. Never mind, trainee, you're fucked. Have fun cleaning
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I'm not in a class yet. There were too many of us. nasty girls get priority and then it goes by last name. I get classed on Tuesday. I already know the 6 elements of the call for fire and the 15 subs though
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Originally Posted By SiVisPacem:
Since you're in AIT, how about reading your 6-30 until you can recite the 6 Elements of a Call-for-Fire and your 15 Subsequent Corrections in your sleep.

I'm not in a class yet. There were too many of us. nasty girls get priority and then it goes by last name. I get classed on Tuesday. I already know the 6 elements of the call for fire and the 15 subs though



What the shit?! You're in AIT and you have internet access? Why aren't you doing monkey fuckers?
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Ah,...memories of being a teenaged SDNCO runner.....

"Charlie Company, First of the Seventh Cav', this is an unsecured line, how can I help you?!"

LOL
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And they always yell it as fast as possible into the phone so the caller has no idea what you just said
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And they always yell it as fast as possible into the phone so the caller has no idea what you just said
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Originally Posted By Treadhead:
Ah,...memories of being a teenaged SDNCO runner.....

"Charlie Company, First of the Seventh Cav', this is an unsecured line, how can I help you?!"

LOL


And they always yell it as fast as possible into the phone so the caller has no idea what you just said


And half the time the caller had the wrong number, so you finish your spiel to be greeted by dead air on the other end of the line.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 5:38:45 PM EST
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Cancel that, your pulling a Battalion HQ, CQ.

Your fucked. Maybe do a bomb threat or something.



ETA: Company CQ is where all the fun is at.


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