For what fucking reason???

For what fucking reason???

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Morale

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The ultimate flex

      /thread

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The ultimate flex

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flex. Could you say the Japanese or Germans being capable of doing the same during WW2?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't Germany also throw a lot of money out of the window for nonsense too?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they certainly did, but it was actual nonsense, supremely wasteful, and not contributing in any fashion to actual war effort

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but lots of experimental crafts and weapons that would take ten years at the shortest to be beyond prototypes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The ultimate flex

      It was a flex only because other people saw it as one and can't imagine having the money and infrastructure like Americans do. America just did it because they wanted ice cream.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >America just did it because they wanted ice cream.
        Fuck yeah. We do shit because it is awesome. Not because we give a shit what other people think.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      It was a flex only because other people saw it as one and can't imagine having the money and infrastructure like Americans do. America just did it because they wanted ice cream.

      Japan actually had some kind of ship that had and delivered sweets but only for their Navy.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was probably just to flex on the Japanese Army

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese ships had lemonade (ramune) machines

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >japanese do it, shortage of milk so they substitute with soapberries and edible grasses, everyone still suffers from lactose intolerance and turns trenches into shitting streets
      >germs do it, everyone gets one scoop only, flavours and recipes are reported to bong admiralty, suicidal Lancaster raid proposed, accepted and subject of major post-war movie with catchy theme tune.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >suicidal Lancaster raid proposed, accepted and subject of major post-war movie with catchy theme tune.
        chuckled

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For Ice cream dumbass, can't you read?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they could

    US material supremacy was so absolute, that the creation of an ice cream barge did not constitute a major expense
    Also dont forget that the great depression was recent, and many of the people who didnt want to go blind from moonshine instead went to the soda shop, and this developed into the consumption of ice cream as a substitute for alcohol

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the US is a superpower and loves doing cool stuff

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Americans are very fat. This is why the superior noble Japanese warrior spirit will prevail and Washington shall become New Edo.

    Trust the plan.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It gets hot in the pacific and the marines deserved a treat

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >For what fucking reason???

    For ice cream

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SHE CAN'T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh yeah, and the Ice Cream boat is still afloat and in service today, as a breakwater at some Canadian papermill.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          neat

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't realize but I live ~50km from the Quartz, neat

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ignore this moron

            https://i.imgur.com/iEBdYvP.jpg

            What’s more, US fleet submarines could make ice cream in their galleys, while their German counterparts had toilets that could flood the boat if you used them improperly.

            [...]
            Go take pictures.

            [...]
            >Cowpens
            American forces inflicted an 86% casualty rate on the British at the Battle of Cowpens, and the first ship to bear the name received twelve battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation while smoking Japs throughout the Pacific, so show some fucking respect.

            Board the boat and take pictures of yourself eating a big tub of ice cream on the deck.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Quarts was in the same class. Was it the ice cream boat? I thought it was an old storage barge

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >For what fucking reason???
    Because it meant utter humiliation and demoralization for the Japanese

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fleet needs ice to keep the beef and milk and chicken from spoiling. A ship that makes ice and a ship that can make ice cream are differentiated by the inclusion of a tank of cream and a mixer.

    It’s a small change for a big improvement in morale.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From wiki-"Within a month of the occupation of Ulithi, a whole floating base was in operation. Six thousand ship fitters, artificers, welders, carpenters, and electricians arrived aboard repair ships, destroyer tenders, and floating dry docks. USS Ajax had an air-conditioned optical shop and a metal fabrication shop with a supply of base metals from which she could make any alloy to form any part needed. USS Abatan, which looked like a big tanker, distilled fresh water and baked bread and pies. The ice cream barge made 500 gallons a shift. The dry docks towed to Ulithi were large enough to lift dry a 45,000-ton battleship. Fleet oilers sortied to and from Ulithi to meet the task forces at sea, refueling the warships a short distance from their combat operational areas. The result was something never seen before: a vast floating service station enabling the entire Pacific fleet to operate indefinitely at unprecedented distances from its mainland bases. Service Squadron 10's conversion of the lagoon at Ulithi to a major naval resupply and staging area was one of the most remarkable feats of the war."

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Im hard

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      American logistics is just fucking ludicrous. Even today it's still crazy. What the fuck.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Such is life as the world's largest economy. We also spend something like 9 billion dollars a year just on air conditioning for the military.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        America simply got the God start in Civilization. Every single natural resource on an entire continent only populated by natives and no rival nations, sans Mexico up to the 19th century. I really wonder that if the Brits could have known about how valuable America truly was if they would have done anything different in the American Revolution.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if they brits really understood the long game they would have navigated their capital to the Americas

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah no kidding. If they had known the true extent of Americas wealth, they likely would have fought until either they won back America or the British empire collapsed. There's literally no other area on Earth that has such a vast amount of nearly every single resource concentrated onto one continent. I mean hell, even today we're finding hidden resources, like having nearly as much oil/natural gas as the Middle East. And as a side to that, fuck you Biden for closing down so many of the refineries that Trump had put up. Say what you will about Trump, but America was nearly completely energy independent under his term.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Say what you will about Trump, but America was nearly completely energy independent under his term.
              amen

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Cope
              Kind of easy-mode when world-wide energy demands plummet from a shitty Covid response. Even gas prices went negative for the first time ever. Kind of a no-brainer we wouldn't be bringing in more petroleum than we were exporting natural gas and coal.
              Anything to make the Lord God look better, though.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Anon, the us is still an energy exporter.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, energy independent means that we were able to produce all the energy our country needs ourselves. We didn't HAVE to buy Saudi oil. Under Trump, we had enough oil & natural gas to be able to ween ourselves off the Middle East. It's not like it was a process that would happen overnight, but we could have been well on our way to that if the Biden administration hadn't rolled back nearly all the energy improvements the Trump administration had implemented.

                Look, I know a lot of people don't like Trump, myself included. But there were genuinely a bunch of things that his administration did that had a positive effect on our country. Every administration has at least some positive things, even the Obama terms & Bush terms. But Biden has had literally no positive effects on our country. The ONLY thing he has done that I support has been the military aid for Ukraine. Other than that, his administration seems to be actively trying to damage and especially divide this country further and further. All the wasted time they've spent on trying to alienate half the country because they're Conservative or White could have instead been spent on trying to fix the corrupt school system or the frightening amount of migrants crossing into the US with no background checks.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This whole "it's just geography lol" is fucking bullshit. It implies that anybody else could have done the same, if only they had been put on the same position. This is absolutely impossible to prove, and the only objective of this kind of claims is to deny the value of the human element (culture, values, ideas, etc...) to civilization.
          Read Weber's protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism and you might begin to understand why Brazil and the Spanish colonies in the Americas all failed while America and the British dominions succeeded.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And now the "Protestant Ethic" is to commit mass slow motion suicide.
            Wack!

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Christianity in America declines
              >America goes to shit
              >"why would Christians do this?"

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              t. atheist who larps as a christian in the hopes of making 'dumber' people into religious zealots that will do political extremism for him

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >defeat french colonists with established borders
          >defeat the world's foremost military in two separate but equally important theaters during a revolution to achieve sovereignty
          >fend your country from them again, plus canadians this time
          >defeat pirates
          >civil war, defeat moron importers
          >defeat indians
          >defeat mexico
          >defeat south america (close enough)
          I wouldn't say that America hasn't had rival nations on the continent.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Theyd have made the Anglo colonies a tax haven and just taken over the whole 2 continents. Keeping the colonists happy with no taxes is worth it if they knew.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's wild how hard we dunk on everyone logistically. It's not even fair.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        never grow complacent, hubris is what created this big oof for Russia

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >By Jvpiter tis vnbelievable how hard we dvnk on the barbarians logistically, tis not even fair
        >t. well-fed Roman legionary hacking and fucking his way through Watling Street

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >USS Ajax had an air-conditioned optical shop and a metal fabrication shop with a supply of base metals from which she could make any alloy to form any part needed. USS Abatan, which looked like a big tanker, distilled fresh water and baked bread and pies. The ice cream barge made 500 gallons a shift. The dry docks towed to Ulithi were large enough to lift dry a 45,000-ton battleship.
      Jesus Christ, it was almost self-replicating. They could have built entire ships there.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Excepting serious battle damage, about the only regular tasks where warships had to go back to Pearl Harbor or the West Coast was upgrading electronics, AAA, and replacing worn main guns.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >USS Ajax
        Back when the US had cool names. Now it's
        >Barrack Obama
        >Cowpens
        >Bush and Bush
        >other gay fucknuts

        Meanwhile brits had cool af names. Worst timeline honestly
        t. not a brit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Part of the Fast Carrier Task Force from January 1944 til the end of the war.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          We spun off all the supply ships into MSC. They all have USNS prefixes now. What's left for the combat Navy is basically just cities, states, battles, and naval heroes. Thank fuck we've stopped naming carriers after presidents.

          Also don't you dare besmirch Cowpens, learn your Revolutionary War and navy history.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Did the Navy name one of it's newer ships after some gay that died of ADIS? I mean appropriate for the navy but kinda on the nose isn't it?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The harvey milk right?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hey now. CVN-80 USS ENTERPRISE. We also just went back to naming submarines after fish. We are getting another USS BARB. Maybe this one will sink a train too.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Cowpens
          Shut the fuck up, how dare you disrespect The Mighty Moo

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fish don't vote.

          The USN discovered long ago they can get funding for anything if they give it a name politicians can't be seen to be against.

          Maybe the RN will learn someday that they could have a deathstar in space if they just named it HMS National Health Service

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What is wrong with Cowpens?
          Hillbillies dunked on the Brits a second time in a row, and this time it was the massive fag Tarleton and a bunch of bongoid regulars. Are you not proud of that?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >USS Abatan
      >freshly baked bread and pies each morning against a fresh ocean breeze

      imagine the smell

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DONT BE A SAP LEAD THAT JAP

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >One Japanese officer in WWII saying the moment he realized his country was losing was hearing the report that the United States had ice cream barges. His own men were struggling to meet quotas of fuel, ammunition, and even clothes meanwhile the enemy was producing so much that they could afford to to set aside a few ships solely for the purpose of a luxury such as ice cream.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the only way US soldiers would bring in alive Japanese pow's was if they were promised ice cream.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They also rewarded Catalina crews for rescuing downed carrier pilots with 50 gallons to share.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        fifty gallons of ice cream is a hell of an incentive

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >eat up guys this shit melts like a motherfucker in this climate
          >skipper I'm licking as fast as I can!
          Gramps never really came back from the Pacific, not after he watched that 30 gallons of rancid vanilla ice get poured down a drain. They just don't tell you war is like that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What’s more, US fleet submarines could make ice cream in their galleys, while their German counterparts had toilets that could flood the boat if you used them improperly.

        I didn't realize but I live ~50km from the Quartz, neat

        Go take pictures.

        https://i.imgur.com/Cp2F58I.png

        >USS Ajax
        Back when the US had cool names. Now it's
        >Barrack Obama
        >Cowpens
        >Bush and Bush
        >other gay fucknuts

        Meanwhile brits had cool af names. Worst timeline honestly
        t. not a brit

        >Cowpens
        American forces inflicted an 86% casualty rate on the British at the Battle of Cowpens, and the first ship to bear the name received twelve battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation while smoking Japs throughout the Pacific, so show some fucking respect.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          US Subs were air conditioned. I mean fuck yeah!

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sailors wanted booze
    they got ice cream

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ice cream

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as a man whose family company produced icecream for the navy and ships at sea I can say that good food and comfort is vital to warfare.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For ice cream, dipshit

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine being a starving japanese conscript who ate nothing but slightly expired rice for months and then getting captured by americans who give you some ice cream for lunch, I would just lose my shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Apparently there were rumors among the japanese soldiers that the americans had a ship dedicated to ice cream, but certainly the americans wouldn't have wasted any on japanese POWs, even rare as japanese POWs were. I've never looked into the food they got, but I can't even imagine anyone giving a perfidious and barbarous japanese soldier anything nice like that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >wasted
        If you get Intel, you didn't waste it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's true I guess.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now post the Burger King trailer disembarking from the Globemaster!

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because having fresh ice cream for the boys at the front is a huge morale booster. During war, you live life day by day, the grand plan does not have much meaning, so little things on the front lines that make getting through the day just a little bit easier have an exceptional effect on the emotional state of the troops. You may laugh, but if you can afford ice cream for your soldiers on the front line, it is absolutely worth it. Also, America flexing on the Germans and Japanese who were all practically starving to death is kino.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.pwcampalgona.org/

      The rumor is that the Germans were allowed ice cream on Sundays.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it may have been for ice cream.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cheaper for raising morale than the tens of millions in damages from drunk soldiers and sailors that other countries suffered.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      drunk soldiers are 100% dangerous, just ask the austrian empire

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        or the Russian Navy. My only explanation for the voyage of the damned & the battle of Tsushima has to be everyone was just dead drunk 100% of the time.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Do you see any *hic* torpedo boats?

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why would a prosperous country do a small gesture of kindness to it's soldiers during the most brutal conflict the world has ever seen

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >try to not get dragged into the war
    >ricemorons attack you by surprise
    >beermorons declare a war next day
    >beat them both
    >provide your troops with ice cream
    >war ends
    >provide your demobilized troops with neat suburbs housing and college education
    >turn conquered authoritarian countries into prosperous democracies

    Why didn't the rest of the world just kill themselves back then?

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much ice cream is Killer Kane worth?

  29. 4 weeks ago
    /u/anon

    Style points

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    See also delivering a Thanksgiving dinner in November 1950 during the Korean War.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look, the Pacific Front was one of the most miserable fronts that a soldier could be on, barring the Eastern front. It was hot, it was humid, the jungles were filled with weird, poisonous animals they never even heard of before, and fighting an enemy that would literally prefer dying screaming and fighting than surrender
    Giving them ice cream barges is small creature comfort.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What flavors did they have

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Morale isn't just important it's fucking paramount.

    Most people are more than willing to stab a man for an hour long break and a scoop of vanilla after 5 weeks in the jungle. 5 weeks of machinegunning down endless hordes of leather faced homunculi screaming TENNOHEIKAAAA BANZAIIIIIII and every few hours one of your guys gets picked off, or sick with some jungle disease.

    When the USS Ice Cream Truck pulls up, that's a million dollars well spent. Shoulda Spent 5 million for 6 ice cream boats. Get that economy of scale working for you.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yamamoto:You see this shit!? They've got so many fucking boats they have one just for making ice cream! I told you this was a bad idea.

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >That time the Navy turned all the sailors into fags

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like this idea you have that a couple power-point presentations and a CO saying "its okay to be gay" will somehow turn people gay.

      I get the impression that you barely contain those intrusive gay thoughts.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We all know your dad touching you turned you gay, its ok anon, you can cry now.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >no u

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I got trips and holy trips at that.
            >as did you, blessed fren.

            Apologies Fren

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >no u

          >Two dubs
          I can't tell who's right , and I don't care

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I got trips and holy trips at that.
            >as did you, blessed fren.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The truth is,
      >You were all gay from the start

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Telling the navy about how to be gay
      What a pointless presentation, they're all already experts

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All Navies have been homoerotic. Just think about it. Why would a land animal get the fuck on a boat for months to years at a time with other men and really nothing to do (Until the 19th/20th/21st century) except work with other men.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>That time the Navy turned all the sailors into fags
      that happens at recruitment

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >seething this much over fucking ice cream
      Proof that ice cream served as psychological warfare

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Navy turned all the sailors into fags
      You don't say

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If a PP presentation turns you gay weren't you just in the closet? Also, it's better than being forcibly sodomized and beaten like in the RF military.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yummi ice creem 🙂

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most PrepHole ice cream flavour?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cosmoline

  38. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reminder

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Proof that US troops have the best morale

  39. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Could you IMAGINE how good WW2 ice cream in the Pacific must taste? I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned some of the guys into tweaking ice cream addict fiends.

  40. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >god tier
    Ice cream barge and burger truck
    >mid tier
    Rationed bread, eggs and vegetables. Plain but filling (UK tier).
    >Why you even started the war? tier
    Germans eating meat of dead horses on the street corners and japs looking like Ethiopian children when pulled out of their holes.

  41. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Reinburg, determined to raise morale on a humid tropical island with no fresh food and no refrigeration, had a plan. His maintenance crew cut the ends off an old belly-mounted drop tank, strung wire at both ends, and mounted an access panel to the side. Into this panel, secured by the wires, went a waterproof can that ordinarily stored .50-caliber bullets. And into that, the mess sergeant poured a mixture of canned milk and cocoa powder. Reinburg planned to ascend to high altitudes, where temperatures are well below freezing, and return with a gift for his men: Five gallons of homemade chocolate ice cream.
    >After lifting off on what he logged as an “oxygen system test,” Reinburg circled at 33,000 feet over Japanese-held Palau, watching anti-aircraft batteries—useless over 28,000 feet—waste irreplaceable ammunition trying to hit him. After 35 minutes of fireworks, he returned to Peleliu with a disappointing cargo. The mixture was cold but not frozen (the squadron scarfed it anyway), a failure the crew chalked up to its proximity to the hot engine.
    >For the next attempt (a “supercharger test flight”), they bolted ammo cans to the underside of a removable maintenance panel on each wing, well away from the engine—doubling their yield to 10 gallons, enough for 100 men. This time the mixture froze. The squadron again devoured it immediately. But the ice cream was too flaky for Reinburg’s taste, so his crew modified the ammo cans with small propellers: The wind turned the propellers, which drove a screw inside the can, churning the mixture. The result, finally, was a smooth, creamy chocolate ice cream.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      holy shit, that's awesome

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > the icecream will continue flowing until morale improves

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Operation Freeze flights soon became routine, rotated between the squadron’s pilots and airplanes. They went off without a hitch, wrote Reinburg, until his boss, group operations officer Colonel Caleb Bailey, called to make clear that he didn’t buy the “test flight” ruse. “Listen, goddammit, you guys aren’t fooling me,” Bailey told a VMF-122 officer. “I’ve got spies. You tell [Reinburg] I’m coming over there tomorrow and get my ration.”

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ywn never get to fly the tactical ice-cream plane
      Why live bros?

  42. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why can't you understand the concept of morale? It's because you have autism.

  43. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Morale. The Pacific was basically hell, and the Japanese acted like the fucking crossed. GI Joe deserves his rocky road dammit.

  44. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get hard for American military logistics

  45. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine being a sailor at Midway and you suddenly hear an ice-cream jingle coming from over the horizon.

  46. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because we can

  47. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because fuck you thats why. Seriously though anything that can increase moral is a positive. You could get into the cost for payout but ice cream for troops isn't a bad thing.

  48. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a million dollars? Why the fuck wouldn't they? Do you understand what State level income is you fucking nonce?

  49. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To make the sailors happy?

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