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michigan, a court ordered a stop to the unions until wednesday. >> the marriages got under way on wednesday after a ban was over turned. the state is appealing the ruling. "consider this" is next, and you can find us online at aljazeera.com. >> more deaths in venezuela, as president nicolas maduro continues to imprison politicians he can't control, a former south american president condemns the violence in venezuela. also, could frequent sleep depravation cause brain damage. is most of what we thought we knew about eating saturated fats wrong. and a call for women to land a bachelor, before they land a bachelor's degree. i'm justin morrow, welcome to "consider this". here is more on what is ahead. >> in venezuela arrests have
been made. >> the mayor of san cristobal has been detained, the government trying to crack down on protests. the supreme court gaoled another mayor for 10 months. >> this is a pattern known as the princeton mum. >> gaining fame by telling ivy league college. >> most thing love just happens - it doesn't. >> as the death toll from the mongth-lopping protests increased, nicolas maduro sent a force to reclaim an opposition stronghold. he is hurling insults,including references to a series of american horror movies involving a
murderous doll. >> translation: you are the chucky of fascism, burning, crazies. >> joining us now is the former president of peru, one of four former heads of states calling for calm. he is at stamford university. despite president nicolas maduro's best efforts, protesters returned to the community, and the opposition leader's wife told protesters that her husband message was "i call for the country to keep the pressure on." how concerned are you? where do you think the violence will go? >> to be candid, i'm very concerned.
unlikely - unlike what we had in peru, at the beginning of the '90s, when we had also dictatorship of - i'm afraid that we have a long way to ri coup rate democracy, freedom, freedom of expression, and independence of democratic institutions. i would like to call on president nicolas maduro as we have done when my colleagues those of brazil and chile, and myself, we made a pronouncement to call on both sides to recuperate the sense that the
democracy needs to be en routed. it is not sufficient to be elected democratically. assuming one is elected democratically. we have a normal responsibility to govern democratically. to respect the independence of the institutions. you cannot silence the pps that are different from what the government have. >> that's certainly date day. >> you cannot violate human rights. there's already 29 young men and women is only guiltiness is to screen for freedom for democracy. the announcement.
>> i was going to quote that. you said "we con: >> do you think that will happen, that the debate will come together. is there anyone in the region that can get nicolas maduro to sit down. many of the presidents in south america have been silent. >> well, let me be frank. ambiguity in silence and - in - for a position that is evident in violation of human rights. the silence and ambiguity could be part
of complicity. not only the optimum head of state of the region, with whom i have enormous respect. but also, american states that have the responsibility to supervise the quality of democracy and the rich. also the responsibility to implement the american democratic charter that was signed on september 11, 2001, in lima peru, assigned for everyone. today's head of estates could not close their eyes to what is
happening, brothers, country within our hemmize fer -- hemisphere. i hope that the world will rise their voice. independently whether you are within the region or outside the region, i hope the united states will be a little bit more firm. i'm not calling the united states to intervene. it's our relationship. but let me tell you democracy does not have a nationality, just as much human rights does not have skin colour. so it's a universal value. >> but what should the united states do? nicolas maduro is talking out both sides of his mouth. at one side he proposes a peace commission to president obama, and on the other saying that the u.s. is behind the process and
his foreign minister is calling secretary of state john kerry a murderer. what should the u.s. do? should the government impose sanctions? >> united states is part of the american hemisphere, and is the leader of certain democratic values, and i respect it a lot. but with a with the silence that could be misinterpreted. >> we are seeing this rhetoric, like we heard a moment ago from nicolas maduro. he's taken to calling his opponent chuckies, a reference to american films featuring a homicidal red-headed child, chucky. he called a couple of opposition leaders crazy chuckies, and made an appalling joke about the man he barely beat in an election
calling him chucky lucky, saying henriques capriles was sexually assaulted by a guerilla whilst visiting africa and lucky to survive. it's almost impossible to believe this stuff. >> president nicolas maduro is prisoner of the venezuelan armed forces. from there you can extrapolate what the next circumstances would be. if they do not raise their voices, it is a time to tell people who use the door of democracy to kidnap the institutions and set up the scenario for the re-elections under the name of 21st century socialism.
i do not understand what that means. so, the social responsibility of the world is to keep up the values. now, i encourage the young people, men and women of venezuela, not to stimulate violence, but don't silence your voice. use all the mediums and i hope that the leaders of the world will rise their voice in the name of democracy, because the voices of democracy are much louder than the tanks of ukraine, and much louder than the dictators or the governments in the region. >> former
peruvian president. we appreciate you joining us and appreciate your thoughts. >> we are hiving in a world where our every move can be tracked, data stockpiled with a click of the mouse, with every cell phone call, with the cars gps and in other ways most people are unaware of. how pervasive is the problem. with surveillance, is there any way to protect our privacy. joining us is a paul it zer price history winning journalist. her new book is "dragnet nation, a quest for privacy and freedom." extended surveillance is relentless in every imaginable way. how worried should be be. >> it is a great question. civil onlies is invisible and the consequences are invisible. people legitimately wonder why they should be concerned.
there's two big reasons, one is when the government has so much information about people, they can make arbitrary and unjust decisions about people, putting them in gaol or on a no fly list. i'm worried about a country where we are scared to talk about things that might be subversive. separately, i think the commercial side. there's so much data about us, they have a lot of leverage over us. if they want to show us a higher available. >> that was surprising. we were talking about the government side of things. i know you went into germany, and you talked to people with archives, the german please. it will be fabulous.
>> that is the thing. we are not living in communist east germany, but it's worth reminding ourselves that the repress if secret police only had data about a quarter of the citizens. now our government has it on 100% of us. the question is when is the right oversight we can put in place over our government to make sure they don't use it in an unauthorised which. >> you went through, and here is a list of things you found. they had everywhere you lived. every phone number. 3,000 email exchanges, 26,000 web searches, shopping habits. internal "wall street journal" communications - that jumped out at me. who can actions that stuff? >> each one is what a different party had. more than half of them are wearing google. they have a lot of information.
between the searches and email and maps and android phone, it was a big junk. >> incredibly detailed information. precisely when you were searching for different things, and you could see you were working on one thing and you were distracted and working on something else. it's incredible. >> i wanted that informs about myself. i thoughtify saw how my mind leaped all over the place, i may learn something. this is like a quantified self. i could wear a tracker and make my mind behave. >> i can't get my data. >> you could get data from other places. how many people can access that? >> it depened. the data troubling about the "wall street journal" communications was with the government. when i asked for customs and boarder control files, i found that the "wall street journal," through a technological glitch
had been sending internal things, that i had to get my boss to approve travel for, and it was in my file. it could be sent to counter-terrorism for analysis and all sorts of playerses that clues. >> you talk about how the facial recognition could lead stores to know all sorts of things about you the second up walk in the door of. >> the stores are getting excited about facial recognition technology. some experimented with the cameras at the door. basically now they are alerting them to known shoplifters. they dream of a day and write about this, where some of the best shoppers and sales assistants - because i feel i'll get the worst ones. >> you spent a lot of money trying to protect your privacy and brought an example.
>> i was frustrated by not escaping telephone data. i put my mobile in this bag, a metal-lined bag. it's blocking signals. >> they can't track you. calls. >> it's an inconvenient way to protect your privacy, because i can't make calls. >> a lot of things out there that can help you protect privacy are iffy, and there's no way of having quality control. >> with the bag, the only way to test it is if someone calls and is doesn't ring. that's good. but it doesn't tell me that some silent pinging couldn't be going on. that's true of a lot of privacy product. i worried that i'm pleased there are new services offering privacy, but we can't verify how successful they are. >> that's a tough one.
how would you tell someone who is not really into privacy, that does want to protect themselves, it? >> there are a couple of simple things that work. i switched off of google search. i didn't want a service engine that stores my history. i use one without a log. they don't know who i am, and never kept a record of my searches. i switched to using technology in my web browser that blocks a lot of invisible ad and change your passwords. the most common password is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 >> or password. >> if you up your game, that's the thing to do. >> what about those that defend governments. they say what's the big deal, if i don't do anything wrong, what
do i have to worry about? >> i agree. but we don't have evidence that the civil apps is a protecting us. we have evidence that every time there's a terrorist attempt, the boston bombing, underwear bomber, the shoe bomber, there was data and it was not flagged appropriately. what we so is mass surveillance, there's information about everyone, we haven't seen good evidence. >> so much information, it's a fascinating read.
back. >> as the irs faces backlash over streeting conservative groups harshly, new allegations emerge the alleging widespread corruption, misconduct, managerial abuse and wasting taxpayer money and potentially costing millions more in uncollected revenue. are the problems contained within a few officers or do they represent a larger issue within the irs as a whole. joining us is a professor of the clem of law, writing for analyst.com. good to see you, david. you wrote that the negligence at the irs offices, including new
york, the largest in the company let tax cheats get away with it. potentially this costs the government millions and millions. how much revenue is being lost. >> we don't know the official number the irs has. it's about a million dollars a day. i don't put credence in that number. what is significance antonio is i had, over the last 20 years, hundreds of people i talked to tell me about pervasive problems with managers. and consistently they talk about the high standards of conduct, the lack of abuse of taxpayers', but about people who are promoted into management positions where there's a lot of favouritism and abuse of people. anyone that works in a big office for a corporation may have some familiarity with the problem of uneven management. >> that's a question.
what could have happened here, this favouritism unbalance the work loads, lazy managers. it seems to be something that places. >> it does. what is significant here is that the irs is under incredible stress. >> the size and complexion of the tax system has grown. it is the tax police agency, like the cops riding around in cars are the street police. so as a result there are not enough people to do the work that needs to be done, making internal problems worse. in this case a long-time irs attorney named jane kim went on the record. she sent a 33 page letter to 10 u.s. senators, which is why i was able to write my column, attributing specific things. many are verifiable, if there is
a manager coming in late, leaving early, and no one will do timesheets. that would be a crime to lie on the crime sheets as a federal employee. if some lawyers have no work to do and others are ordered to work seven days a week, that is a violation of federal labour laws or policy. >> it's not just a question of losing revenue, it's that taxpayers are not getting treated or getting the attention that they deserve. >> exactly. you and i assuage earners, we basically can't cheat on the taxes. we have an efficient system, the mar very well of other systems around the world. people who are an investors, i've been one, business owners. i've been one of the those. income from those sources is not verified the way your pay check is to the government.
that's where you need enforcement efforts. lawyers have been told to concede big multi million cases, simply because they don't have the revenue. obvious tax cheats are getting away with not paying their taxes. the rest of us need to be concern beside a system that only taxes wage earners. >> there were complaints about drug use in government facilities that weren't addressed until complaints went outside the irs. is there a systematic problem in the irs? >> i think there's a systematic problem in the irs in the assistance that any institution that is way overworked does not perform well. when i was at the l.a. times i wrote about what was going on with the l.a. pe. they didn't have enough officers and you see the behaviour that people are complaining about. what ms kim is complaining
about, she says there's a high degree of professionalism and treating taxpayers well, that the cincinnati story, i have shown to be nonsense, there was no scandal in manufactured. >> on the other hand, that systematic problem question, if you look at what happened, there was higher and more intense scrutiny of conservative groups compared to licial groups, even though the fbi found no crimes, we still had louis lerner coming out pleading the fifth. >> win under criminal investigation will exercise a right under the constitution and not testify. secondly, importantry, the only groups with tax status tape away were liberal groups. the reason the conservative group came under cuty.
think of a building inspector looking at plans saying this building will cop apps and -- collapse, arguing that those that submit plans that don't meed the law, they change your. presented... >> were the liberal ones presented well. if you look at the numbers... >> you hit upon what is the key problem. more of these conservative applications had problems, and the person that made the did you suggest in cincinnati to scrutinise these is a self-distributed conservative republican who said this was entirely a matter of professional judgment, and his view, and that of his staff as to these applications, in their fulfilment of their duty, and all is compounded by a 1959 regulation from the icen
hour years that is goofy. there's no evidence whatsoever that this was targetting. it's unfortunate the irs used that word. it's clear that this was professionalism. but kim, the lawyer that spoke up here. there are several other irs employees reaching out here today. her concern is if you don't deal in the environment of not enough staff, you are going to get mistreatment of taxpayers. that's a concern. we should be concerned about that. we need an irs that is large enough to do the job of raising the money we need. there's no liberties, no wealth creation, no united states of america without taxes. >> it does affect all of us. tonight. >> leading from behind was the phrase an advisor used to describe an approach to the crisis in libya.
it's been resurrected by critics, clamming actions with respect to syria and iran. is the thought of american decline been channelling ration. bruce jones is author of "still ours to leave - america, rising powers and the tension between rivalry and constraint", he's a fellow at the brookings institution and has past experience at middle east peace negotiations and work that the united nations and the world bank. he's a consulting professor at stanton and made the time to see us here today. the book is "still ours to lead", you thought of calling it "still ours to lose", but you thought it was too offensive. >> part of what led me to write
of book is we spent a lot of time contemplating american leadership with the dominating military power. as an important part but not the only thing. we talk about american decline. i look hard at the fundamentals of american power. when you look at the military strength, i reach a conclusion that we are an enduring power. >> there's no way we'll lose our position as a world power. >> there's no working paper that can challenge us or the suite of tools that we have. we hear about the rise of the bricks. they are a divided state. >> who are the bricks? >> brazil, russia, china. they are important actors, playing a big role in the world statement. they are important, but their
interests sometimes overlap the powers. sometimes they'll challenge us but have nothing like the ability to challenge us. really, the only united states is still in a position to lead the internationals. in that light you have written in every region critics decry the lack of leadership. the question that brings up to me is how can we win. if we withdraw, we get these complaints. if we intervene you get the yankee go home. >> sometimes you have to take the pain of leadership. >> the case i try to make is when we are effective at leading, it's not just by ourselves, that's what i meant by head, not dominate. there are a lot of countries, india, brazil. we look at us to see how we are going. we have to spend a lot of energy and time co--el esing and lead
with a breeder coalition. as we make the argument, america still would be the world leading power for a long time. you point out in interesting ways how much for powerful we are on so many levels than the rest of the world economically and education, and our commufrties are strong. why are w conventional wisdom. be? >> we see a lot of time looking at the rise of brazil and china, and we assume if they rise, one must be losing. they are more influential, but we are still important. we are reducing our military footprint in iraq and afghanistan. we are reducing the military engagement and defeat. it looks like we are going back
for a >> how about china's economy getting bigger. in some point in the next 10-15 years, the overall scale will be larger that ours. it's like saying if the lakers are paying. lakers are a lot stronger. the chinese economy reaches the same size. we play a lot more central role. >> how about the concept of rivalry and restraint. >> i spent a lot of time travelling to the capital. i spoorpsed an impulse. sometimes it leads them to rival us. they can't solve the problems around the world. they rely on power. these two things are alive and well. there's an impulse to challenge.
>> can you start feeling less guilty about eating that double burger with a fried egg on top. the link between saturated fats and heart risk may not be what we thought. new research looks at 80 it studies tracking half a million people, and found no evidence that eating foods high in fat leads to heart disease. >> we are joined by an assistant professor at columbia university. good to have you with us. we have heard forever that we shouldn't be
eating butter or fatty foods, that it is all terrible. does this change that? >> the hype oath sits that saturated fat was the bullet for cardio vascular disease came in the 80s. the study tells us there is no silver bullet. when you do studies, you have to compare different types of people. it's what i like to call the reduced fat peanut butter group. when they decided to make a low-fat version of peanut butter. decreasing fat, but increase the amount of sugar by 50%. fat. >> that is something the study raises. that's a problem. we cut out the fats, but increased carbs and suingars, and that caused problems.
>> if we try to under how staturated fat plays into the problem, it's unfair to say "you took out the saturated fat and replaced it with other things. the jury is out. now, the question about what people should be thinking about, whether we should get burgers, one should be moderate. what this suggests is when we think about our diet and in relation to our risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality, it's about balance. it's decreasing the amount of unhealthy things. picking one, and writing that is not enough. >> it didn't seem to increase the bad cholesterol. >> that's true. an issue with studies is you are comparing different people. people that eat differently may be different in a number of ways. >> it's hard to have a controlled study.
another thing it brings up is maybe the oils yes thought were good for us, like olive oil and veg table oil, that they may not be helping much. >> the study took all the studies in the literature and tried to come out with a quantitative summary of what they said. there are three different types of studies, the first gave people supplements and said "is your health better?" we had observational study. we had people who say they ate a lot of oils and chose with their blood measured. we know that supplements - bodies don't do as good a job of getting the good newtry ants. the dosing is wrong. >> it's better to eat the fish than to have the supplement.
it's raising questions about whether the fish will help you. >> that's true. we run into a problem of people being different types of people. are the people eating fish different in a different kind of way from people who don't. the jury is out. >> the bottom line, we are still terribly confused. >> we need to be balanced about the diets we eat, we know a number of different things may be flawed. we have data to suggest that. from now, it's thinking about how to minimise these things in the setting of a decide. >> moderation. >> that is the key. >> after the segment, you should probably get some sleep. researchers at the university of pennsylvania say losing sleep could cows brain damage -- cause brain damage.
they looked at mice to replicate sleep that humans have. the results brutal. the mice had 25% of certain brain cells die. making things worse, catching up on sleep doesn't seem to help. this doctor is a co-author of a study "extended wakefulness." dr vc is an associate member and is at the university of pennsylvania. a fascinating study. we knew sleep depravation is bad. this study shows it causes brain deprived. >> it's a small portion of cells, but a group that is essential for our attention and function. >> how likely is it that this will translate to humans. >> it's likely we know across
all the species that the lobing unfortunates are -- locus cells are present. they highly active. they sleep when we sleep, and keeping them awake when we stay away, we felt it would be metabolic insult to them. >> many try to make up the sleep debt after working long hours. you believe that is not going to be helpful enough? >> yes, i think it is helping some. part of the reason we are sleepily is because we have this drive to sleep. that part can be fixed with getting the sleep back. when we push ourselves with day after day of short sleep, that's where we think we have some changes that may be lasting. we don't know whether they are irreversible or shortly lasting.
in humans, there has been a human study looking at this, after humans are kept getting about four to five hours a night for a week, that even if you give them three nights to recover, they have lapses in attention after three full nights of recovery. we know it's short. it takes time to get there. that can be enough to have lasting effects. you raise the issue, and the fact that it affects the cells. >> it took om a few knights before they saw these effect. >> will it compound with time. if you are sleep deprived. >> absolutely, we've been running the experiment, looking at the mice giving it a 4-day rest, and then go back to work working the same 8-hour shift for the next three nights, and
see a compounding of injury, increased oxidated stress and nerves and neuroons. it speaks to the fact that recovery can take longer. we'll have to figure out how long is too long to be awake. we have a lot to sort out. i think this gets it started. this will impact millions of americans who are shiftworkers and for other reasons that lose sleep. you say the brain's nerve cells and the mice reacted, but th ability lessoned. >> that's correct. for three course of wakefulness - one thing we were surprised with - it builds up an anti-cox ant ant anti-oxidant to be present. there's a huge amount present
just with three hours wakefulness. if anywhere were to reduce a sleep loss, it could be detrimental for the break-in. >> a positive is that you could conceivably produce a medicine itself? >> right. that's what we are most excited about. we have many heroes around the world who have to work around the clock in military operations more the police force, for health care purposes, et cetera. and people that need to do this for their job. a lot of people will have to pull all nighters, and it would be nice to have something to substitute. everywhere will have to get healthy sleep. >> what would you tell people
listening to this, worried about the fact that they have to pull an all nighter, that they have to stay late at work. >> we do that from time to time. we have all done that. the real mission is don't push too far. when you need the sleep, you have to sleep. sometimes a 20 minute nap is enough to help out the brain and let's you keep charging ahead. you do have to do that from time to time. but minimise your time that is not spent on things that you need. in the long run you find yourself efficient. it helps to get to sleep. >> i know you'll continue your studies and look
>> i've seen nothing like this before in my entire life. >> the amazon rainforest is going up in smoke. >> hundreds of kilometers square are disappearing in a day here. >> indigenous communities at risk. >> if their forest continues to disappear, then eventually these people will disappear. >> this british firefighter joins a group of brave men. >> the most surprising thing for me is the size of the fires that come through. absolutely brutal. >> toughest place to be a firefighter. tomorrow at 9 eastern, on al jazeera america. >> today's data dive questions march madness. the n.c.a.a. men's basketball tournament is a phenomenon. is that conventional wisdom based on fact. n.s.a. surveys show 50 million participate in march madness pools and 86% check their bracket at work on the first few days.
a report from challenger grey and christmas takes the figure and multiples it by 2431. the result $1.2 billion in lost productivity over two days. but there is in a lot of push back on whether this is all true. first, the lost productivity numbers assume workers can't multitack. second, is march madness a bigger distraction than people checking facebook or people at work. third, another survey of 1,000 have executives found one in five were distracted. 11% showed march madness was a welcome distraction. another 57% was not encouraged but it's fine in moderation. a bigger problem is not just watching the brackets or the games while working. yet another stud i found a third of it department were not
prepared to block or slow the streaming of march madness on the office computers. if work doesn't see benefit. smalls do. countless hours of free tafing works. florida gulf coast university had a 27% spike? enrolment when the team made the suite 16. virginia commonwealth has seen a 20% rise since it made the final four. who knew college basketball
>> glooria steinman may freak out over the next segment. address letters to my producer. >> last year, female students where told to: >> the author said she came across too many women who were wildly successful but unhappy. the letter went viral. the princeton mum was back with a new book, and is under fire. we are joined by the author. and 1997 princeton alum. susan patten, known as the
princeton mum or the infamous princeton mum. >> i don't understand. >> are you surprised at the intensity of the reaction? >> i really am. i am stunned at the intensity. i understand. i'm speaking truths that are so politically uppopular, but about proofs nonetheless. i recognise that i'm saying, something that is controversial, only insofar as people not talking about it. and the value of my having brought this to the fore. they are talking with boyfriends and parents and room mates. this is wonderful. it's a conversation that has been suppressed for too long. how do you get to the point of writing 9 letter. you work as an executive coach, and you have met a lot of women along the way who were success. but unhappy. >> they were profoundly unhappy.
at the end of a lopping day they go an empty apart. ment. they took their eye off the ball, when it came to personal happiness. young women, those that know they have many options, they think they can put off having children, i have time to get married. and the answer is they do not have plenty of time. women tell me all the time, "well, i'm take th 10 years out the college and develop my career." >> is college not too late. i'm not suggesting they get married. some do, and that's a personal choice, but start looking. i'm saying while you are on your college campus, you are there to get an education, there to meet best friends, there to
enter into all sorts of interests that appeal to them, why shouldn't you use the opportunity to look around at classmates. for women, you'll never have this concentration to choose from, who are age appropriate, single, like-minded and whom you have an opportunity to get to know in an organic way, over class, meals, walking on campus. >> a great deal of reaction is you seem to say that the most important thing would be to focus on finding that husband, you know, getting a good education. that's what i'm saying. that's why it seems like that. >> if that's what you're saying. >> yes. >> 50% of marriages ending up in divorce, where does that leave a woman get a good education. >> 50% marriages end in divorce. it's not any better or worse. if you are college educated.
career. career. >> but you're saying you should give priority to - this is why. i'm speaking of an executive person, a research consultantment you can make up lost time at work. if you miss an opportunity oy to have your own children, it's gone. that is why i'm saying to women, my focus for women who know they want to have their own children, and want to do so, i'm saying you have to get on this sooner than you think, much sooner than you think. among other things, and when you tell a 20-year-old girl, their eyes bobble. i tell women the years from 22 to 35 pass so quickly, you can't imagine how quickly you go from 22 to 35.
trust me when i tell you put in place components of your happiness. find a husband, have children early. that time you can't make up. i know as an hr person you can make up lost time at work. if you miss an opportunity to have children, that's gone, and you don't get it back. >> another fire storm was when you wrote about date rape. you say if you are too drunk to speak, you may be incapable of saying no or warding off unwanted advances and it's all on you. emily jofy wrote a similar thing backlash. on. >> are you blaming the victim? >> i'm definitely not blaming the victim, i'm advocating for all women to take control of themselves, responsibility of themselves, don't allow yourself to be a victim. if you are at a point where you are drinking more than you can handle, you are stoned beyond your
capacity to make an intelligent decision, you've exercised bad judgment. take control of the situation, take responsibility for yourself. know what your limit is, and don't drink at all. >> we have 30 seconds left. i know you said you are a feminist. they are not happy. they said they are outdated. >> i don't know what a feminist is. i used to think a feminist was someone that port equal rights and opportunity for women. i'm not antagonistic, mill taristic. i'm looking to bet up on anyone. the film jipist is about diversity. if you think differently, then the vitriol. you give all sorts of advice in the back. i appreciate you joining us to talk about it.
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