Corruption In Government Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Corruption In Government

#1. Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a democracy because it violates the system's first principle, which we all learned back in the sunshiny days of elementary school: that the government exist to serve the public, not particular companies or individuals or even elected officials. - Author: Thomas Frank
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#2. TRUTH is the true victim today. Truth has become the politically incorrect "No-No" born from fear of government, school peer and/or family pressures and penalties, or just plain evasion, lying, cheating, and/or corruption-laden behavior on personal and business levels. - Author: Alexandra York
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#3. By making the government a combination of elected officials and citizen-backed initiatives and referenda, there can truly be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. - Author: Victoria Stoklasa
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#4. The Word of God proves the truth of religion; the corruption of man, its necessity; government, its advantages. - Author: Stanislaw Leszczynski
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#5. Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools? - Author: Thomas Love Peacock
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#6. No government functions without the grease of corruption. - Author: Carlos Fuentes
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#7. Look at Mexico. We need to make that government better and end the corruption. If people have a better life in their country, they won't come over here. - Author: Tony Garza
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#8. A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. - Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
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#9. The government wields a heavy hand, which is often used in an underhanded way. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#10. When avarice takes the lead in a state, it is commonly the forerunner of its fall. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#11. Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective. - Author: Pratibha Patil
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#12. Western police officers are an arguably corrupt group of people that have rigged the system to make them almost untouchable. - Author: Steven Magee
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#13. [There is a] strong correlation between market freedom and lower government corruption
not terribly surprising, since the effect of increasing regulatory power is to shift 'cheating' from the private to the public sphere. - Author: Julian Sanchez
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#14. The Government cannot be concerned any longer with outmoded penelogical theories. Cram criminals together and see what happens, You get concentrated criminality, crime in the midst of punishment. - Author: Anthony Burgess
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#15. The lobby is the army of the plutocracy. - Author: William Graham Sumner
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#16. The precursor of copyright law served to force the identification of the author so that he could be punished if he proved to be a heretic or a revolutionary - Author: James Boyle
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#17. The more laws that are created, the closer we get to lawlessness. - Author: J.S.B. Morse
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#18. Jesus, you'd think the Black Death was sweeping the globe every three months or so ... ebola, SARS, avian flu. You know how many people made money on those scares? Shit, I made my first million on useless antiradiation pills during dirty bomb scares. - Author: Max Brooks
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#19. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surely, comrades, cried Squealer almost pleadingly - Author: George Orwell
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#20. Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes. - Author: George Papandreou
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#21. Brent had a love-hate relationship with the Government. He hated what it had become over the years and loved to make an issue about it. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#22. When scrutiny is lacking, tyranny, corruption and man's baser qualities have a better chance of entering into the public business of any government. - Author: Jacob K. Javits
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#23. If ever this vast country is brought under a single government, it will be one of the most extensive corruption. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#24. When any one person or body of men seize into their hands the power in the last resort, there is properly no longer a government, but what Aristotle and his followers call the abuse and corruption of one. - Author: Jonathan Swift
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#25. No one will ever want you. You're too different. A killing machine. Not all human. Unworthy.- Dr. Bjord - Author: Donna Galanti
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#26. Of course, no government official will ever tell you that the cities may be making the people in them ill. - Author: Steven Magee
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#27. Censorship exists to protect corruption. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#28. If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government? - Author: Victoria Claflin Woodhull
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#29. Technological errors made by government, industry [DDT, ABM, SST, CIA, etc.] are those of children, who, even thought they don't know what the score is, go on playing pre-technological games of power and profit. - Author: John Cage
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#30. Law enforcement are the facilitators of corporate fraud. - Author: Steven Magee
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#31. The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption of the government employee unions in this country. - Author: Newt Gingrich
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#32. Through the 1990s, the fracturing of Tasmanian Aboriginal politics was given impetus by the ongoing corruption of a number of black organisations started under federal government programmes, with large amounts of public money being lost. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#33. We must take the money out of politics, and end psychopathic, self-destructive government and corporate madness. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#34. When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#35. Public corruption is the FBI's top criminal priority. The threat - which involves the corruption of local, state, and federally elected, appointed, or contracted officials - strikes at the heart of government, eroding public confidence and undermining the strength of our democracy. - Author: James Comey
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#36. The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. - Author: Ted Nugent
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#37. The history of patents includes a wealth of attempts to reward friends of the government and restrict or control dangerous technologies. - Author: James Boyle
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#38. Fascism is when corporations become the government. - Author: Bill Maher
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#39. The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberties. In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy ... Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#40. That's my theory: immediate electrocution of all ignorant and dirty people. I'm all for the criminals - give color to life. Trouble is if you started to punish ignorance you'd have to begin in the first families, then you could take up the moving-picture people, and finally Congress and the clergy. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#41. It's the law, Jack. When the government breaks the law, they have to toe the line. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#42. It is a fact that the USA corporate government routinely lies to its mass population. - Author: Steven Magee
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#43. We need to show the Congress that our Government is no longer on sale to the highest bidder. It belongs to the voters. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#44. The lesson has already been learned with alcohol prohibition. We tried to engineer an alcohol-free society and ended up with huge criminal enterprises, government corruption, children lured into organized crime and random violence that took the lives of countless innocent people. - Author: Kurt Schmoke
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#45. Imagine all contradictions, all possible incompatibilities
you will find them in the government, in the law-courts, in the churches, in the public shows of this droll nation. - Author: Voltaire
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#46. When people treat corruption as a routine part of the process, you have something far worse than wrongdoing or moral failing. You have a political cancer that breeds cynicism about democratic government and infects all of society. - Author: Edward Brooke
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#47. I wholeheartedly support the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for a democratic, free and just society where the rule of law prevails without corruption or government violence directed against citizens. - Author: Marcy Kaptur
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#48. I knew President Yeltsin well. He would never have tolerated government officials demonstratively showing off the millions they acquired through corruption, the way it's done today. - Author: Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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#49. The biggest mistake that you will make in life is believing that governments act in the public interest. - Author: Steven Magee
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#50. The government is asleep - there is a big administrative corruption everywhere in its institutions - Author: Ibrahim Ali
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#51. We have a duty to look after each other. If we lose control of our government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human kindness. Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed and corruption that have come between us and our self-governance. - Author: Doris "Granny D" Haddock
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#52. It is the responsibility of Afghanistan's new government to gain better control over the country's administration and to resolutely fight the drug trade and corruption. - Author: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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#53. [I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments. - Author: Lawrence Lessig
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#54. The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two. - Author: Mark Twain
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#55. There seems to be less obvious corruption in city government and New York politicians, they aren't Republican or Democrat, they're New Yorkers. - Author: Malachy McCourt
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#56. Corruption is a virus with an antidote.
Injustice is an illness with a remedy.
Wisdom is the key to good governance;
righteousness is the key to sustaining it. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#57. The biggest criminals that I have met in life are working for the government. They make mass murderers look like amateurs. - Author: Steven Magee
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#58. Transparency in government leads to reduced corruption. - Author: Julian Assange
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#59. In no instance has a system in regard to religion been ever established, but for the purpose, as well as with the effect of its being made an instrument of intimidation, corruption, and delusion, for the support of depredation and oppression in the hands of governments. - Author: Jeremy Bentham
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#60. Tom DeLay himself has never been the issue. DeLay is a symptom of a larger disease?a sick Republican culture of corruption that touches everyone who took his dirty money, voted for his corrupt leadership, or sat silently while their party has sold our government to the highest bidder. - Author: Howard Dean
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#61. The USA government sure do like their propaganda feeds! Unfortunately, too much propaganda does create the scenario where no one believes anything that they say. It's just like Pinocchio. - Author: Steven Magee
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#62. A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people, but those of multinational corporations. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#63. The greatest domestic terrorists in the USA are either working for the corporate government or are funding it. - Author: Steven Magee
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#64. The state is obliged to fight corruption within the government. - Author: Enrique Pena Nieto
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#65. The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. - Author: Tacitus
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#66. Every time there's elections, we hand out cash. Usually to both sides, but this time the government is going to win for sure. The opposition is in a total mess. So we just have to pay off the government, which is good for us. - Author: Aravind Adiga
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#67. My government is going to deal with all forms of corruption. White-collar corruption will be high on the list and we are going to plug all gaps that are being used by corrupt leaders (and) business people. - Author: Jakaya Kikwete
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#68. If you have not seen a latest movie by taking a furlough, you have not really enjoyed the perks of a government job. - Author: Girdhar Joshi
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#69. By this means the government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft. - Author: John Maynard Keynes
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#70. Scoundrels will be corrupt and unconcerned citizens apathetic under even the best constitution. - Author: William Earl Maxwell
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#71. Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulations. - Author: Milton Friedman
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#72. It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. - Author: Mark Twain
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#73. Our government is built upon the vote. But votes that are purchasable are quicksands, and a government built on them stands upon corruption and revolution. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#74. When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads. - Author: Ron Paul
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#75. Under government ownership corruption can flourish just as rankly as under private ownership. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#76. Why does a government agency that has no connection with my community have the right to dictate what is appropriate for it? - Author: Simon S. Tam
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#77. When the government and electrical utility company jointly harass an electrical fraud researcher, it confirms that the research is progressing in the right direction! - Author: Steven Magee
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#78. Every government is perpetually degenerating towards corruption, from which it must be rescued at certain periods by the resuscitation of its first principles, and the re-establishment of its original constitution. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#79. Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly "free" state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot. - Author: Tiffany Madison
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#80. There is a dangerous willful ignorance in governments to the adverse health effects of the various forms of electromagnetic radiation. - Author: Steven Magee
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#81. Government Picking Winners and Losers = Corruption. When government tries to pick winners and losers, the inevitable consequence is corruption. Yes, corruption. If not in a legal sense, certainly in a moral sense - Author: Gary Johnson
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#82. My colleague and I are journalists ... Not of the muckraking variety, I hasten to assure you! Corruption is a necessary and time-honored concomitant of any functioning government, which we support wholeheartedly. - Author: Michael Swanwick
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#83. To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism. - Author: G. Edward Griffin
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#84. Those in government are especially susceptible to the corruption of power, because government is institutionalized coercion. - Author: George H. Smith
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#85. Lack of knowledge and skills, laziness, gluttony, over-indulgence, lustiness, anger, fear, greed and misuse of knowledge, power and designation are the sources of corruption in the government employees. - Author: Dev Dantreliya
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#86. It is no accident, then, that each of our major wars has served to enhance the power of government in Washington: the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. - Author: Edward S. Greenberg
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#87. I don't believe newspaper reporters can substitute for a district attorney, but a newspaper has a very valid investigative role. Newspaper reports on corruption in government, racketeering and organized crime conditions can be very helpful to your communities and the whole country. - Author: Robert Kennedy
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#88. They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt. - Author: Denis Kearney
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#89. Instead of politicians, let the monkeys govern the countries; at least they will steal only the bananas! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#90. When a plutocracy is disguised as a democracy, the system is beyond corrupt. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#91. The two greatest priorities for my government are tackling tax evasion and corruption. - Author: Mario Monti
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#92. I am against government by crony. - Author: Harold L. Ickes
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#93. Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature such as self preservation? (CIA Document, Project ARTICHOKE, MORI ID 144686, 1952)
As cited by Dr Ellen P. Lacter, p57 - Author: Orit Badouk Epstein
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#94. Why should it be mandatory for people to give interviews. I request state governments to remove the process of interviews for minor jobs to end corruption in getting jobs. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#95. In poor countries, officials receive explicit bribes; in D.C. they get the sophisticated, implicit, unspoken promise to work for large corporations - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#96. When Chinese people want liberal reforms, they are delivered. When they want more Communism and an epic fight against corruption, like now, China's government immediately reacts. It is powerful and democratic, although a very specific and complex arrangement. - Author: Andre Vltchek
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#97. Where there's corruption in government, somebody or everybody's making a lot of money. That makes it dangerous. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#98. The corporate government is heavily influenced by the utility company cartel. - Author: Steven Magee
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#99. In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will discover, and wickedness insensibly open, cultivate and improve. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#100. Dear Government ... I'm going to have a serious talk with you if I ever find anyone to talk to. - Author: Stieg Larsson
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