U.S.T.R Lighthizer Engages Seade While Nervous Panda Meets Wolverine Ross…

When discussing or reviewing trade deals, particularly NAFTA, it is important to remember two baselines: (1) The trade reset is President Trump’s personal legacy initiative; it’s personal – ignore media banter – it’s personal; like, the most important thing he ever thinks about. Always. 24/7. (2) President Trump has no multinational corporations or financial interests with leverage/influence over his decision-making.

There are trillions at stake.

We begin:

“We are already looking at all the issues. We might close this, not in a matter of hours, but these days. We still have next week,” Jesus Seade, designated chief negotiator of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, told reporters.

Here’s where it becomes important to note that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has twice asked Jesus Seade to remain AFTER hours when all other trade officials have concluded discussions. Closed-door conversations between Lighthizer and Seade; and no-one else. [Refer back to the two Trump baselines again]

Next, before reviewing the comments and presentations of the media regarding the U.S. Mexico NAFTA status; again reference the team approach, and the division of responsibility. Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is meeting with the twitchy Chinese delegation – again, their arrival is not a matter of scheduling happenstance; it is directly related to the ongoing 301 hearings that began two-days-ago, Monday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexico and the United States are close to resolving remaining bilateral issues in the revamp of the NAFTA trade deal, officials said, but hopes of squaring away differences on Wednesday were booted to at least later this week.

“We are already looking at all the issues. We might close this, not in a matter of hours, but these days. We still have next week,” Jesus Seade, designated chief negotiator of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, told reporters.

“We shouldn’t rush, but we’re already close,” Seade added as he left the Washington offices of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer following the latest talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Since restarting last month, the talks have focused on settling differences between Mexico and the United States that go to the heart of U.S. President Donald Trump’s complaint that NAFTA has hollowed out U.S. manufacturing to Mexico’s benefit. (read more)

Always draw references from what you know to be empirically true.  President Trump will not accept the NAFTA fatal flaw.  NAFTA is not currently a trade bloc.  NAFTA is currently an internal agreement of terms-for-commerce between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.  Because it is not a trade bloc, NAFTA is bad. The U.S. is the host (market), and Mexico/Canada are the parasites exploiting free-movement and economic access to that host.

Without new NAFTA rules; making it an actual trade bloc, where Canada and Mexico can only engage with 3rd parties based on the NAFTA group rules; there is no value in NAFTA.

That’s why Trump has essentially sidelined any 3-way discussion, and is engaged in bilateral trade talks.  In addition to hiding the ‘fatal flaw’ U.S. financial and corporate media are willfully blind and intentionally obtuse on this key point.

All indications, look at it from a 30,000/ft level, are that Lighthizer has explained this to Seade.  President Trump wants to see the Mexican economy gain stability and strength; and he is willing to afford time and economic value toward AMLO to achieve economic strength and more broad-based economic stability; however, team Trump will NOT allow the current exploitation to continue. Period.

Therefore, Mexico has an incredible opportunity…. but only ONE opportunity…. THIS opportunity…. to take advantage of the offer.  If they politicize the deal; if they mislead, scheme, or attempt to covertly structure a trade relationship that undermines the basic offer…. POTUS Trump, regardless of opinion or political pressure, will deliver an economic backlash of the size and scale never seen.  Mexico has one opportunity.

After the terms are finalized, they will likely have a time-frame where POTUS will permit the slow withdrawal of the ‘fatal flaw’ issue, while simultaneously supporting Mexico’s own internal growth in manufacturing and economic independence.   This is also the goal of AMLO, and thus this builds the framework of the Win/Win.

Canada is an entirely different kettle-of-fish.  Expect no magnanimous Trump approach toward Canada.  By politicizing their economic interests, Justin and Chrystia have made themselves an economic adversary.  Battle-hardened Trump, who is impervious to political pressure on trade/economics, will not relent.  He simply doesn’t care.

In July 2017, after a speech by former President Obama to the Montreal Board of Trade, Obama instructed Trudeau on how to best weaponize his economic policy to join the anti-Trump resistance. [Conversation pictured above]

President Trump isn’t stupid; he is an apex predator when it comes to the issues of trade, commerce and economics.  Trump knew the scheme, he knew the meeting, he knew the likely direction that Trudeau and Chrystia would take after receiving these instructions. And, in typically predictable form, Justin from Canada followed the left-wing plan and began working against any NAFTA renegotiation.

Justin and Chrystia intentionally planned to undermine any change and scuttle the negotiations.  Hence the demands for gender issues and climate change within NAFTA.

The Canadians made a choice.

No-one forced them to make this choice.

There are no sympathies deserved.

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205 Responses to U.S.T.R Lighthizer Engages Seade While Nervous Panda Meets Wolverine Ross…

  1. Mncpo(ret) says:

    Canada is soooo screwed. I feel bad for the Canadian people but their leader brought this on them.

    Liked by 38 people

    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      They done did the pooch.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Canada will simply reap the crop the leaders have so diligently sowed.

      Liked by 17 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      Justin from Canada is so not getting reelected. I saw an article in a Canadian publication a few days ago titled “Is Trudeau intentionally sabotaging the economy ?”

      Liked by 27 people

    • Brian Driscoll says:

      As a Canadian, I too feel bad for us (and my investments) for the folly of our idiot prime minister.

      Liked by 17 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      You are absolutely right about Canada! What Justin did to our President and his representatives at the G7 will never ever be forgotten or forgiven. Our Koala 🐨 48 hours after Justin’s little stunt suffered a heart attack. It is beyond personal for our President. He is going to crush Canada.

      His goal is to bring all the auto manufacturers back to the USA. He will accomplish that by signing a bilateral deal with Mexico, killing NAFTA by EO and imposing a 25% tariff on cars, trucks and parts imported from Canada.

      The great thing is that Congress cannot stop him.

      Mexico has some serious issues that is killing their tourism sector. Look at what recently happened in Cancun, Mexico:

      From the article linked above:

      Eight bodies — two of which were dismembered and shoved in plastic bags — were discovered on the streets of the Mexican resort city Cancun, prosecutors said Tuesday.

      Authorities made two of the eight grisly discoveries at midnight Monday in the trunk of a taxi, Rivera Maya News reported. A man and a woman were found dead inside the vehicle’s trunk parked outside the Chedraui de la Multiplaza shopping mall, according to the report.

      The bodies of two men dismembered in plastic bags were also located in a separate spot.

      On Tuesday, authorities found one man bound and shot to death. Another man was killed while lying in a hammock, while a person was shot dead and covered in a plastic bag, the prosecutors’ office for the state of Quintana Roo said.

      Liked by 15 people

      • Ono says:

        Cancun has turned into a murder Meca.

        Guatamaleans, Salvadorians, Cubanos flood there; and who is there to sign them up for jobs???

        The cartels.

        A once beautiful Mayan resort has boomed into a city of over 2 million with murders every day.

        Playa Maria and the resort areas are safe so long as you stay there. Don’t even consider going into town!

        So very sad.

        Liked by 10 people

        • oldschool says:

          Going there at all is beyond my understanding.

          Liked by 5 people

          • Ono says:

            Agree!

            Tourism in Mexico / centro and now South America is foolish unless you know the lay of the land, and even so; why take the risk?

            Liked by 4 people

            • TarsTarkas says:

              I think Chile is pretty safe and stable, with beautiful scenery, lots of interesting places to visit and explore, if you’re into temperate to boreal (actually austral) climates. Some problems with socialism, but it’ll be a couple of decades before those who grew up in the Allende years have completely aged out of power, I recall how quickly they rebuilt themselves after the 2010 earthquake. I’d like to go there someday.

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              • WSB says:

                Southern Chile along Ruta Cinqo is fantastic. Puerto Montt, Lago Esmeralda, Mount Osorno volcano. Fabulous!!!!!

                Never have been to Mexico, and never will care about going.

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              • Ono says:

                There are several countries in Centro and South America that are stable, and comparatively safe. Costa Rica, Belize, Panama Chile, Peru, Argentina.
                The problems always seem to arise when new rule takes over a country and the economy crashes. Look at Venesuzla today. Argentina in the early eighties. Both countries with incredible culture, and resources, brought to their knees by devaluation of their monetary system
                hmmm…Soros? Bush? NWO Cabal?

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      • David A says:

        “It is beyond personal for our President. He is going to crush Canada.”

        I think Trump is much bigger then that, and wants Canada to prosper.

        Liked by 5 people

        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          I also believe Trump wants Canada to prosper, but he knows it can only happen in one way that is good for both Canada and America, and he will INSIST on that way.

          If Canada, under socialist useful idiot Treaubama, continues to act as a human shield for China, it’s going to find out that human shields don’t prosper. China does not have Canada’s best interests in mind, and Trump is “old Israel” on hostages. Especially willing, eager, collaborating hostages.

          If Canada wants to get through this, dumping Baby Castro and Princess Sparkle Socks would be a good idea. They have shown their true colors. They are fully bought into the New Western Order. And THAT is not going to happen. EVER.

          Liked by 12 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Sorry but this is personal! He even apologized in advance at one of his rallies to the Canadian people.

          Liked by 7 people

          • David A says:

            Flep, that apology does not make it personal. Instead it conveys the thought that – your leaderships insistence on unfair trade that hurts our nation will, unfortunately cost you, but I do not want to have to do this, but the US will no longer accept inequitable trade deals that do not ALSO benefit the U.S.

            Like your posts in general, yet you are incorrect and demean our president when, in affect, you indicate that because the Canadian leader is a pompous political snowflake, Trump will delight in “crushing” millions in Canada.

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        • Invest your retirement in Canada.

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        I used to love to go to Mexico (Cabo) in the 1990’s with my siblings. Last trip there was in 2003. I will never go again.

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    • Cetera says:

      I don’t feel bad for the Canadians, just like I don’t feel bad for the Venezuelans. They got what they wanted. They get to deal with the consequences. They should have known better, and lots of people tried to teach them the error of what they were doing, but they big-fat-did-it-anyway.

      I feel sorry for us, the people of the United States, who will invariably pay the price for Canada’s foolishness. We’ll have northern border issues, we’ll have lost a friend and ally, and we’ll have more Canadians trying to fight the illegals for medical care here, driving up the prices for all of us.

      Screw Canada. They are going to get what they deserve, and may they get it good and hard so they don’t ever forget this lesson.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Mark L. says:

      It won’t last forever. The Canadians are not Left Wing Moon Bats. They see the folly of their confused Leader. Watch for changes up North.

      Liked by 7 people

      • parteagirl says:

        Excluding Toronto and Vancouver, that is.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Michael says:

        My son pointed out to me if you look at the county by county election map the blue areas look like a rash. Blue insane areas in a field of red.

        I imagine Canada is the similar.

        Fortunately our founders gave us the Electoral College.

        Canada unfortunately must pretty much collapse in the blue areas before the remainder of the country gets any relief.

        There for the grace of God go we.

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    • 335blues says:

      If you vote for a marxist, you get marxism.

      Liked by 11 people

      • If you voted for any President after Ronald Reagan, you voted for a transnational corporate globalist. Does that mean you supported globalism? Probably not.

        Be grateful that in 2016 the Americans had a real choice (and too the right one).

        From the standpoint of nearly the entire political class in virtually every nation on Earth, the election of Donald Trump to the Office of the President of the United States is equivalent of a catastrophic act of God.

        The Canadians were loping along like the Americans, thinking nothing would ever change and then Wham!.

        Be a bit more grateful for what we received in 2016 and a bit more forgiving for all those that did not.

        To everything in its season. Or, as Dylan put it, ‘The Times they are a changin’.

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        • free2313 says:

          HambergerToday right on the button!… Americans should be totally grateful for Trump’s political entrance and awesome win, for the presidency of the USA… And not all Americans voted for President Trump, but more than enough to turn the extremely huge floundering ship, upright and back on course……….. Be Grateful!

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    • They voted for him, right? So, my conclusion, they support him. Not my problem.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Toenail says:

      I agree “soooo screwed” but Canadians can vote out the source of the problem like America did so I have no compassion for their plight.

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    • davidsstones says:

      Double whammy. Then the Canadian people will be going to the polls to replace Obama’s puppets. “Justin and Chrystia” lose. Twice. Double whammy.

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      • davidsstones says:

        And Americans win. Twice. No more NAFTA money lost to Canada and no more Justin and Chrystia. It’s within the power of Canadians to vote in leaders who are smarter then the current Charismatics who depend on posturing and words instead of their brains. People who respect Americans.

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        • Jedi9 says:

          In other words, Canada has enjoyed the free ride at the expense of Americans. Now its USA’s turn and its bigger than anyone has imagined. On the bright side for Canadians, when the actual numbers are revealed and the dust settles, maybe then it will be a referendum in voting Trudeau out of office!

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Which is really the crux! A few power elite get to decide and hold the rest of Canada hostage while at the same systematically destroying it from within. I thank everyday that Trump became President just because of the above picture.

      BTW, in other unrelated matters, Live on SQAWK today, more tariffs were announced against China! More please! Send the CHICOMS home!

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    • Richard Orberson says:

      The intelligence level of Justin Trudeau Canada’s leader has left them little choice but to accept the fact that they will have substandard trade for a few years. His grandstanding and showboating have cost Canada a lot, in the eyes of the world.

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    • Haveaspine says:

      Under Obama’s misguided spell.

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  2. LBB says:

    Handshake deal on Thursday? Freeland’s recent comments (she’s at liberal cabinet retreat). She’s trying to give impression things going as planned for Canada?

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she’s “very encouraged” by signals from Washington that the United States and Mexico are close to figuring out their bilateral issues within the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement.

    But even with the prospect of progress, it remained unclear Wednesday precisely when Canada might be invited back to the bargaining table, let alone when — or even if — the three continental neighbours might wrap up the renegotiation effort that began more than a year ago.

    Freeland said she has been in close contact with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts throughout their two-way NAFTA talks, which are now in their fifth week. The issue of rules of origin on autos has been central to the summertime U.S.-Mexico discussions, she added.

    “We are very encouraged by what we’re hearing from our NAFTA partners,” Freeland said in Nanaimo, B.C., where she’s taking part in a Liberal government cabinet retreat.

    “What we’ve agreed with the U.S. and Mexico is, once the work on those bilateral issues is done, then Canada is looking forward to joining the negotiation and a swift conclusion of the NAFTA negotiations.”

    There’s optimism that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo could conclude their face-to-face negotiations as early as this week — and open the door for Canada to re-enter the talks.

    A report by Politico, based on information from unidentified sources, said the White House is expected to announce a “handshake” deal between the U.S. and Mexico on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to attend the announcement, the report said.

    In Washington, Guajardo said Wednesday that he hoped to have a solution in “the next couple of hours, or couple of days.” However, on the possibility of a handshake deal, Guajardo said it would have to involve all three countries.

    https://montrealgazette.com/pmn/transportation-business-pmn/autos-transportation-business-pmn/canada-encouraged-by-signs-of-progress-on-us-mexican-nafta-talks-freeland/wcm/8431a356-7329-48a0-afb0-c6a93cf4262e

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  3. snellvillebob says:

    The Canadian people brought this on themselves by electing this child.

    Liked by 21 people

    • scott467 says:

      He’s a traitor, seeding the country with islamo-fascists to displace the native population.

      The polar opposite of the duties and obligations of a leader of Canada.

      But perfectly in line with the instructions from his (and Canada’s) real boss, the leader of England, who is doing the exact same thing to her own country.

      A higher Treason can scarcely be imagined, than inviting barbarians into your country to prey on your own people.

      They should all swing like Mussolini.

      And the queen is old enough to remember Mussolini swinging.

      In living color.

      Liked by 13 people

      • Nan says:

        The Queen is a figurehead and has nothing to do with decisions of this sort. Blame Parliament and the Prime Minister. They are the globalists very like the ones in Congress.

        Liked by 8 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        He’s a doofus, not a traitor. I don’t think he has the smarts to be a traitor. It doesn’t help that his knowledge is as shallow as a Death Valley mud puddle in the middle of a drought.

        Liked by 2 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      As a Canadian I can say many Canadians did not vote for Justine, but we are embarrassed and furious of his behavior and actions. I feel bad for thousands of Steel workers in my city Hamilton and their future and the economy in general. 2019 is when that turd gets kicked to the curb I pray!

      Liked by 20 people

      • sadsack says:

        True donna – especially in the west! Farmers in the west are furious at Trudeau! In order to get him out, we need Ontario and Quebec since they control the election. It seems incredible that 2 provinces have more seats than all the other provinces combined.

        Trudeau may have shot himself in the foot by calling the Quebec woman a racist in a public forum for asking about payment to the province for all the illegals and refugees.

        His government is becoming ever more aggressive towards people with Christian values.

        Justin Trudeau’s summer jobs initiative in Canada has attracted some international publicity.

        It consists of attaching checklists to any application for government funding. Applicants must check boxes to affirm that they support abortion, gay marriage, transgenderism … and so on. It is a plain religious and ideological test, and those who get it wrong become anathema to the bureaucracy.

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    • piper567 says:

      snell, the Canadian people are going to really need to rally, as they have no Electoral College.
      Their flyover Country is the same as ours…with the coastal freakish ones in the majority pop-wise.
      But even there, there are signs of cracking…Ontario is learning.
      I am always in a bit of sympathy with the Canadians…as I do not at ALL feel responsible – as an American – for the ideological idiocy of Our Coastal cities.
      I live in WA, and we are also held hostage by Tru Blue Seattle…where the pop density is greatest…
      that, and, you know, we elected ozero twice…for which I feel No Responsibility.
      We have our great President due to the Electoral Collge, and the Canadians have no such option.
      They are going to have to work their a$$es off to dump this child.
      We should pray for a Canadian uprising, as happened in the USA

      Liked by 15 people

      • sadsack says:

        Thank you piper. You understand the situation we are in. If only we had your electoral college! Pray for us!

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        • piper567 says:

          sadsack…We Will pray for you…please keep us informed ab what is happening in Ontario…very interested in impact on the rest of your Country…
          We Know your msm is at least as bad as ours, so to have any idea what is going on up N, we rely on Canadian Treepers!

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Sadsack and thank God Ontario voted for Doug Ford with a majority government. Ontario has had enough of Kathleen Wynne and her liberals destruction of Ontario, I pray the rest of the provinces follow. I have friends in Alberta and they too are fed up with the NDP there. If we only had a leader like PDJT running against JT that would be the end of the liberals. Andrew Sheer is a little timid but I will vote Conservative as I always have. Please neighors pray for us.

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        • michaelhamblin says:

          Sadsack my hope and prayer for my Canadian brothers is that the sheer and utter pain that our VSGPOTUSDJT rains down upon the North comes so swiftly and severely that the elitist political classes won’t have time to move their Canadian dollars out, they will be grossly and publicly humiliated, and their house of cards will come crashing down so fast they won’t know what way is up anymore – that they will be evicted from power by their gross incompetence and stupidity in the face a harsh, unyielding, merciless economic reality. America has empowered these bozos for far too long – it is past time for it to stop and to put them in their place. Canada deserves to be FREE!!!

          We really don’t want to destroy Canada, but this battle isn’t just a trade dispute, and it isn’t MERELY personal (although it is that). This is a battle for the future and freedom of Canada – If our VSGPOTUSDJT is not victorious then my opinion you can simply kiss Canada goodbye b/c it’ll be gone forever.

          My wife and I were talking the other night nibbling on some cheese before bed, and I mentioned that the cheese is so ridiculously expensive due to tariffs that even the Canadian cheese costs 4x and more what we pay in the States, and that people smuggle it across the border. She couldn’t believe it – I mean, isn’t that the sort of story you’d hear about North Korea and China?? Cheese may seem like a silly luxury to some, but in many parts of the work food and agriculture imports are anything but. What will a country do if the people can’t eat? We’ve GOT to fix this mess if Canada is going to have any future worth talking about.

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          • donna kovacevic says:

            Amen. Many Canadians cross the border to buy milk eggs chicken they do their grocery shopping there, I know a few.I have friends going to Buffalo tomorrow to get an MRI done and then go shopping and that is a normal occurrence for many, since we live an hour from the border. We have said many times that we should be one country the USA!

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      • Canada lacks a Leader who’s a Patriot.

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    • Nan says:

      Americans voted for Obama as well, but we didn’t all vote for him. I voted against him twice; not that it made any difference. I feel for the Canadians who knew better than to vote for Trudeau. In my opinion he’s a case of arrested development which Canada will be very wise to unceremoniously dump at the next election. Good luck to them.

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  4. emet says:

    Trudeau: Barrack? NOW what do we do?
    Obama: Dunno. Different socks? Some eyebrow work? Here, take another hit off this.

    Liked by 22 people

  5. Turranos says:

    Currently watching: “As the Trade Gears Turn” well let’s hope that Mexico chooses the right path and strictly abides by the agreement. Otherwise, their goose is cooked… like a country we know up north.

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    • White Apple says:

      Mexico is not going to make an agreement and then not abide by it. The Mexican President just as it is with Kim Jong Un knows it is in their best interest to hang their hat on Trump.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        If you’re going to constantly be accused of being a bully, don’t f**k around, be a bully. Trump knows the opposition is never going to like or support him even if he nukes Israel, kills every conservative in Congress, abolishes the ICE, opens the borders, and empties the prisons, so why not do you think is best for the country.

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  6. Golfbro11 says:

    Even if it’s just good luck, all of the media going crazy about Cohen/Manafort allows the president and his killers to work under the radar. The Rino/Chamber of commerce crowd can’t get their BS message to the public because their is no airspace. Good. Trump turns lemons into lemonade.

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  7. TheWanderingStar says:

    I love it when the “community organizer” screws up another of his allies. I’m sure when he flew to China to give them his advice the ChiComs are now regretting it bigly. His credibility and his stock world wide is dropping precipitously. Good!

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  8. Everywhereguy says:

    Slowly but surely. Big world economy, many bilateral issues to work out one by one. One miracle at a time. Patience, kids.

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  9. Alison says:

    Executing a fair trade deal would be a monumental achievement. If it helps Mexico become a more self-sufficient economy with attractive jobs for its citizens, so much the better.

    There are huge challenges to improving the lives of Mexican citizens, stopping drug trade, etc. I applaud every success along the way.

    President Trump has shown he will work with anyone who comes to the table for the right reasons. It is something I truly admire about him.

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  10. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    The canadian majority are educated in the soft Fabian tradition, so they made a very short sighted, it feels good decision. Like their American counterparts, the cities have the voters and they are European socialists who believe the ephemeral ideas. Our slight difference is our electoral system allowed the mass of states to overcome the pure stupidity of democracy in our cities. I obviously mean the use of that term as Cicero and Jefferson would understand it.
    We had a chance to fix things and our system did not defeat us this time.

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  11. mike godhard says:

    What? Justine from Canna-dah is taking advice from the Fake Usurping Kenyan? Oh, this is gonna be good… real good. That boy is blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other. And O’flyface needs to butt the hell out of USA gov’t. business/all policy. He must hang, sorry folks.

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  12. Old School says:

    Hell with Canada – they can go straight to hell and stay there…

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  13. quintrillion says:

    President Trump & Wolverine strategy Perfectly explained. Bravo, Sundance.
    This is also the real reason the shady multinationals have set the dogs loose and want to impeach … renegotiated trade has made them crazy that their wheels will no longer be so easily greased.

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  14. Earl & Pearl Tourist says:

    Didn’t someone on an earlier post think it was a god idea for PT to look for guidance from previous Presidents???

    INSANITY🤯🤯🤯

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  15. oldschool says:

    I love these posts. I never understood the nuts and bolts. Thank you so much Sundance.

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  16. jack says:

    Isn’t it really REFRESHING that with trade and the economy …ALL of Trump’s administrators work in sync and Trump is SUPER HAPPY with that Team he assembled.

    And compared to how Trump feels about the DOJ/FBI and how Jeff Sessions is doing at his job, Trump bashes and chides and tries to get Jeff to be “the law and order guy” he proclaimed to be.

    Just compare the 2 situations and you can see Trump is Trump and if you are on Trump’s Team and you are NOT doing your assigned TASK, Trump will tear you to shreds … in a nice way/humorous way, … but you will feel the point of the spear if you are NOT doing your assigned task , so Trump can replace that person with someone who can do the assigned task.

    Trump and Jeff were suppose to be able to sit down and discuss everything and brain storm together, and instead Jeff choose Rosenstein to pal around with. And Jeff is giving President Trump the BIG MIDDLE FINGER each and every day!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Rosenstein is giving him more than that!

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    • jessetmims says:

      @ Jack… Re “Jeff chose Rosenstein to pal around with”

      If, by “chose,” you mean Sessions is responsible for Rosenstein holding the position of Deputy Attorney General, that is incorrect. Rosenstein was nominated for that job by PDJT himself a week before Sessions was confirmed as USAG.

      My apologies if you only meant that Sessions chose to pal around with Rosenstein AFTER the president picked him to be Deputy AG.

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  17. Martin says:

    If Ozero delivered instructions to Justin from Canada on how best to opposed Trump, Justin has already stepped on his Front Stick (did you get the new terminology?) and anything he tries will fail. There’s an air of sulfur that accompanies anything Ozero does, and it ain’t Illinois sauerkraut. That he sought direction at all speaks volumes.

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    • Doogiesblog says:

      Honest question: Isn’t it considered treason for a past President with top-secret clearance to assist other countries in trade negotiations against the US? Insider info of the max degree is passed even through “friendly suggestions.” Pointing out weak spots of USA trade that Canada might not have been aware. As President Trump says,” This is about national security.”

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      • GB Bari says:

        I think we’d need a functioning DOJ to pursue that, which, at the moment, doesn’t exist.

        Liked by 6 people

      • Martin says:

        That’s a very good question. Does anyone care but us? Not likely.

        Liked by 2 people

      • missilemom says:

        That photo of Obama with Trudeau says it all. How our Presidents withstands all of the betrayals he is dealing with blows my mind.

        Liked by 8 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        We aren’t at war with Canada so it can’t be Treason. I’m not even sure that it’s illegal. But I’ll bet if it became generally known that Odumber’s numbers would reflect only the hard core left.

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      • Doppler says:

        Our Constitution defines it: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

        So it requires a state of war to exist, and siding in that war with our enemies. To be distinguished from all mere political opposition to the ruling party or serving president.
        There are plenty of other crimes available with which to nail criminals.

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      • Trumpeter says:

        No, treason is the most difficult crime to prove. Require war, two direct witness… The founders had good reason to make it so. In their time, if the King called you a traitor, you were guilty.

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    • Amy2 says:

      This meeting was over a year ago. Justin has had time to sit back and observe what’s happening here. The fact that he sees the president’s successes and doesn’t learn anything from it tells the Canadians all they need to know.

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  18. cbjoasurf says:

    Sundance, you amaze me with your insight and thanks for sharing it with us!

    Liked by 4 people

  19. “President Trump wants to see the Mexican economy gain stability and strength; and he is willing to afford time and economic value toward AMLO to achieve economic strength and more broad-based economic stability…”

    And in classic Trump strategy, using economic advantage/leverage for national security purposes, economic stability in Mexico also means less crime, drugs, and people crossing our southern border. A classic Trumpian win/win! #MoreWinning 😀

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  20. TheLastDemocrat says:

    China and Mexico have been simultaneously set in different rooms. Each is being told what’s up, and being given a set of conditions, and being asked what they are willing to commit to at this time.

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  21. Fools Gold says:

    As Trump says over and over “we’ll see, what do we have to loose” and he said it every time with a smile on his face.

    MAGA

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  22. GB Bari says:

    Very eager to see the terms that Mexico accepts, but this constant demand by Mexico’s Guajardo that any agreement include Canada seems to negate the indications of a bilateral agreement.

    So is this new three-way deal going to be ….what? A new NAFTA, a Trade Bloc, a three-way agreement (as opposed to a three-way 😳), …..?

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  23. big bad mike says:

    There are still many U.S. Globalist business people operating here – but they are being ostracized. Mostly Vulture Capitalists like Mittens – but they are being exposed within the Manufacturing Community and will either flip their businesses soon or go out of business. Harley Davidson is one example. There is a big Industrial Machine Tool Show coming up in Chicago – September 10-15 called IMTS and every hall is sold out for the first time in the shows 83 year history. About 33% U.S. and the rest foreign companies that need U.S. business to survive. The Europeans used to look down on this show – which happens to be the largest Industrial Trade Show in North America. Their show – called EMO is so much bigger and better they say. But now, like President Trump said about the U.S. Economy last night , All the action is in The USA folks. My booth has a lot of Make American Manufacturing Great Again signs in it and this year we will have Keep American Manufacturing Great signs – it drives our foreign competitors insane, but really works for us with the type of customers we want. Companies that are in it for the long haul..

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  24. permiejack says:

    China is silently buying up Central America. They have Panama in their pocket and El Salvador (agriculture) today announced they will no longer recognize Taiwan as well. Is Canada not far behind? Canada is a resource rich country, minerals, oil, timber. Everything China needs.
    This may be Canada’s only negotiating point.

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    • Ono says:

      China has bought up Nicaragua as well.

      In Burma the Chinaese just invaded the forests and clear cut the Teak.

      In Nica, they just bought off some politicians and did the same.

      Clear cut the forests, took the amazing wood and are planting soy everywhere.

      Big Panda gobbles up countries because they need to feed their masses.

      Why do you think they are going after the bread basket of the world (Ca.)???

      Canada is weak, just as Ca. was! No longer baby!

      Let Panda go back to eating bamboo instead of “Pistachio nuts”

      “Pistachio nuts”…Now that is a rabbit hole that goes all the wayto China.

      Liked by 3 people

    • ledygrey says:

      China is buying up almost all the piano companies, too. State owned China Poly Group acquired Steinway last week. Sad! The used ones may end up worth as much or more than the new ones. (I am a piano player, by the way).

      Liked by 5 people

      • Lindenlee says:

        Wow!… i grew up playing on a Kimball baby grand, which my mother won a contest, with a scholarship to Jilliard. Never liked SWs, heavy touch, not the clarity of sound as the Kimball. It went ot my brother, and then he sold it, without ever asking me if I wanted it.

        Wow…Steinway. Sad.

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    • Trumpeter says:

      Well, except for some place to sell the stuff.

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  25. Convention has it that when a former POTUS (or any other high level former official) meets up with foreign leaders, the former POTUS is supposed to provide the current POTUS a full and frank report on what was discussed.
    I believe The Kenyan is a traitor and a low life SoB. Hope he rots in hell.

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    • Janie M. says:

      Arrest, if I am remembering correctly, either earlier this year or last year, ozero appeared to be shadowing President Trump after he had met with various heads of other countries. Our President would leave and the MSM would report that ozero was then visiting the same countries.

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  26. Pristach says:

    I want to tell you about Canada. It’s a little story, no doubt, but a telltale sign of its passive aggressive stance toward the US.

    I live minutes from the border. Trips back and forth are common. About 2 years ago, I noticed that as you arrive at the Customs booth in your auto, the agent immediately addresses you in French. This is in Ontario, mind you. An English speaking province.

    The agent obviously knows I am American. My plate has been scanned. But this multi lingual charade must take place.

    Finally, I said one day (already late for my son’s hockey practice).., I have no idea what you are saying— to the Customs agent- speak English.

    Well that got his titty in a ringer. Pulled over and searched. I just kept on him, saying how ridiculous it was to address people in French while crossing into Ontario.

    Canada is no friend. But Canadians are a great people.. and the land breathtaking.

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  27. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Mexico better take this seriously. If things go as good as they can, it will be hard to make progress on building a strong ally, in the face of drug cartels, human trafficking, cronyism, the Chinese, and other foreign influences.

    It will be quite a surprise if Socialist AMLO gets going in the right direction.

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  28. Bert Darrell says:

    Who could or would expect anything good from a confab between a community organizer who never built anything and propagated misery wherever he went with an entitled brat who thinks that governing is as easy as changing colored socks? Look at the results. I rest my case.

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  29. Minnie says:

    “Therefore, Mexico has an incredible opportunity…. but only ONE opportunity…. THIS opportunity…. to take advantage of the offer. If they politicize the deal; if they mislead, scheme, or attempt to covertly structure a trade relationship that undermines the basic offer…. POTUS Trump, regardless of opinion or political pressure, will deliver an economic backlash of the size and scale never seen. Mexico has one opportunity”

    AMLO should choose wisely.

    Best summation, Sundance, thank you!

    Liked by 5 people

    • White Apple says:

      AMLO has already “choose wisely”. AMLO wants to stop the drug cartels and needs “The Wall” in order to do it. AMLO though a communist/socialist is no different than other communist/socialist leaders Trump is effectively dealing. As Trump always says, “It has to be good for us, but also good for them”. AMLO knows the great opportunity for Mexico is right now with Trump.

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  30. Red Shannon says:

    Again, we see why an unlikely (on the outside) man like Trump was chosen “for such a time as this”.
    Seventy-some years of actually doing important stuff. Not 30 years of finding himself, followed by another 30 years of adapting to his discovered self. Essentially his whole life spent studying, learning, doing. Now he’s the master. I think his elderly Mexican counterpart understands this. Not so much savvy in the North Country.

    Liked by 8 people

    • piper567 says:

      Red, good comment.
      thanks for the post.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lindenlee says:

        Yes, outstanding. Since I live in MX much of the time, it has been interesting hearing what my Mexican and long-time gringo neighbors have said. Nobody has great hopes, they have been disappointed so many times…But many are hopeful, guardedly.

        One successful businesswoman said that AMLO has packed his cabinet with PRI insiders, and that seals his fate. We will see. If our Lion can,mhe will help to make Mexico great, while allowimg LO to keep his “Mexican pride” intact. Very interesting.

        I also predict many clandestine cross-border operations, surgical strikes, with combined Mexian-American forces, to wipe out major cartel power centers. Nothing overt.

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  31. Phil aka Felipe says:

    President Trump took out that “Magic Wand” the the Kenyan Eunuch wondered about and is spanking Trudeau’s butt with it.

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  32. jsteele9 says:

    “There are no sympathies deserved.”

    Certainly not for Justin, Chrystia and others directly involved in the anti Trump sabotage of their own country’s economy. But I did find at least one and maybe 2 people that I sympathized with when I explored sundance’s link to the source of the Justin /Obama photo op picture in the restaurant.

    It was the restaurant owner’s “teenage” daughter (and maybe the owner). The sweet smile of innocence and kindness always gets to me. It’s likely she had no idea when the photo was taken what they were planning to do to Canada’s economy and some of its workers just for political reasons.

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  33. Doug Amos says:

    Today’s headline in Toronto’s biggest newspaper: “Fall The President’s Men”; the 2nd: “Trump’s Collusion With Russians Highlighted”. You are talking about a dangerously brainwashed country in the grips of a despicable media that would make Tito’s musings to the Romanians look like a freedom proclamation.

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  34. frank field says:

    “There are no sympathies deserved”.

    Brutal raw truth. I could not author these words and the summations these words mean.

    Sundance! Thanks AGAIN.

    Trump is beautifully brutal

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  35. mightymustardseed says:

    Sundance, this post was a delicious ending to the gruel in today’s news. And Phil aka – you put the cherry on top!

    There is another personal ‘matter’ for our ‘battle-hardened’ VSG POTUS DJT. Our President will
    not allow the assault upon His Presidency and this great nation. There is another stealth team working to expose, eradicate and write the epitaph for the filth that has been masquerading as DC Govt.

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  36. Your vote has consequences…even in Canada.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Alap says:

    Canada had a Conservative Prime Minister for over a decade before Trudeau came in and in large part he was elected thanks to President Obama. Trudeau is a one and done term Prime Minister. Don’t disparage Canada because of our ‘leader’ I never gave up on the USA when Obama was elected – twice!

    Liked by 4 people

    • sadsack says:

      Many of us canadians were praying for Trump during the election process. We wanted to see the U.S. thrive and become ‘great again’. Our prayers for the american people were answered. God bless President Trump and the USA!

      Please pray for us as we continue to pray for you.

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  38. Brant says:

    Lots of bright shiny objects the last few days for the mockingbird media to go ga ga over…..while other more important things are going on. It seems to me that certain members of the administration who should be, “shocked I tell you, shocked”….are going about their business like nothing is happening. Almost like it has been planned this way.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Brant says:

      How many press would be at a muh Russia, Manafort, Cohen type event, 100s? Compared to press at a trade negotiation update, maybe 5-10? As an administration, I might like it that way. Press hasn’t talked about NAFTA and other trade issues in weeks. Our side probably likes it that way, the other side probably wishes our media would be there, but our media is busy with more important stuff and things dontcha know.

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  39. Pyrthroes says:

    Anyone hearkening to Gangrenous will hit the brownshirt/red-armband jackpot: One hundred percent of nothing. For additional light entertainment, Maduro Moro could sit in.

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  40. Dutchman says:

    2 questions;
    Firstly, what happens if wolverines and all i rep. negotiate a deal which is very attractive to Amlo, get right to the end, and then wolves say: NO Canada ‘in’on this deal. It’s a dealbreaker; we,want BI-LATERAL agreements, and will walk away, rather than include Canada?

    Second;
    What effect does it have on CHINA if, they these agreements with M and C, U.S. effectively closed back door to China?

    Is this a ‘death blow’to the Chicoms?
    Does this destabilise the regime? How many jobs lost, in China?

    Or, does it mean they just have to tighten their belt, fuggetabout the road, for awhile?

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    • Daniel says:

      I think it’s reasonable to expect the Chinese will find ways to exploit any situation to their advantage. If it weren’t for the fact that workers would defect, I’m quite sure China would be more than willing to set up factories in Canada and Mexico, populated by Chinese workers. It would actually fit in with their expansionist agenda as I would expect nothing short of an embassy level or even an annexation level of control over the land they would occupy.

      Look for that sort of thing as an outcome of any “strictly bi-lateral agreements.”

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      • Lindenlee says:

        Just look at what they did in Ecuador. They built the hydro dams, designed them with Chinese architects, built them with Chinese labor, own the next 15 years of Ecuadorian oil production, s got concessions on precious metals mines. They own Ecuador, because their socialist former president Correa borrowed and borrowed. So sad.

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  41. Bendix says:

    How many in the country must have understood, well before Donald Trump decided to run for president, just how bad these deals were for the US?
    I knew something was wrong with our economy, but I didn’t know what.
    I’m someone who doesn’t know that much about trade and economics, though.
    Donald Trump can’t be the only person who figured this stuff out.
    What about the rest of them? Those in government, and those in journalism in the areas of trade and finance, etc?
    Ron Paul is the only such person I can think of who talked about these things.
    The MSM was sure to call him a kook every chance they got.
    Come to think of it, they tried to tell us that successful businessman Donald Trump was some kind of ignorant kook, too.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Daniel says:

      What the majority understood was “they took our jobs!” It’s more than enough understanding.

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      • Lindenlee says:

        Sorry… No, it’s NOT enough. I fringe when I hear, “The voters will vote theie ppcketbook”. God what a stupid perspective! Economic cycles come and go, but a basic understanding of economic cycles, and how to counteract them, is essential in today’s business world, and even a coal miner can understand and plan accordingly.

        I read about a guy who made $95K/year as a miner, with great benefits, who didn’t understand why his job would not pay that much in all years going forward. Stuck, no knowledge of how things work, no resiliency, no Plan B.

        Little in thenway of savings, no greenhouse to grow some food, nothing. Lived on some acreage, lulled to sleep by his union. SMH…

        NO UNDERSTANDING OR LIFE.

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  42. Gary Morton says:

    There is failure here to understand that Trudeau doesn’t really represent much of Canada any more. Will go out in the next election. And is an idiot on trade issues.
    The problem is mostly Freeland who makes enemies everywhere. You never ever put such a person in charge of trade issues.
    The real story is Canada doesn’t have a viable trade team and likely will not until Trudeau is gone and the Conservatives elected.
    How Trump will finalize a deal with this non Team is a good question.

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  43. Daniel says:

    I’m not sure I agree “it’s personal.” If anything, I’d say “it’s professional” and “it’s right.” Trump has been talking about the selling out of this country for a very, very long time. And one could argue that it is personal as this problem has been near and dear to his heart. But this is speculative. What is objectively true is that Trump is doing what he said he would do and he makes no apologies for it. It’s the right thing to do, and demonstrably so.

    The communists out there would have us believe that “equality” is achieved when all are comfortable in their misery and all of humanity should simply lower its expectations to achieve that end. And yet all of the technical progress of humanity did not come from this line of thought. It came from competition and the freedom to explore new ideas.

    Trump does sort of want to leave a legacy, but the way I see it, he wants to raise the standards. Sure, he’s great at branding, but he’s definitely not branding this country or his movements or his initiatives. I don’t see a lot of ‘ego’ in what he does.

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  44. SharkFL says:

    Justin from Cuba chose poorly.

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