Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Washington Monument, 666, Fibonacci and the Precession

The Washington Monument, 666, Fibonacci and the Precession

Today, November 13 is the last Solar Eclipse of Baktun 12 of the Maya Calendar.
The Maya Calendar will rollover to 13 Baktun on 12/21/12.

Just in time for 2013.
(a number composed of a 20 and 13)

The number 20 also plays a important roll in the Maya Calendar so the year 2013 is an interesting one!

Mayan Cycle : Composed of / Total Days / Years (approx.)

kin: 1 Day
Uinal: 20 kin / 20 days
tun: 18 uinal / 360 days / 0.986 years
katun: 20 tun / 7200 days / 19.713 years
baktun: 20 katun / 144,000 days / 394.3 years
pictun: 20 baktun / 2,880,000 days / 7,885 years

We can see the cycles of "20" in nearly all of the Calendar's structure.

The Mayans believed at at the conclusion of each pictun cycle (approx. 7,885 years) the Universe is destroyed and re-created. Those with apocalyptic inclinations of Baktun 13 will be relieved to observe that the present cycle will not end until Friday, October 13, 4772 in the Gregorian calendar.

Perhaps a part of the reason that a Friday the 13th is considered unlucky in the psyche of Western culture!

So following in the wake of my blog post on November 11 (Day# 314 of the Gregorian calenar, PI Day) I'm going to explore another famous Monument in the United States of America, The Egyptian Obelisk, The Washington Monument.

The Washington Monument

In this article we're going to explore the interesting mathmatical properties of the monument and hopefully point the reader to their origins.

The Wikipedia page for the Washington Monument tells us:

The monument was damaged during the Virginia earthquake of August 23, 2011 (8/23/11)
The National Park Service estimates the monument will be closed until 2014

Location: Washington D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′22.08377″N 77°2′6.86378″W
Area: 106.01 acres (42.90 ha)

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From my article of 11/9/12:

The Washington monument is in a Vesica Piscis and located on the square (90 degrees) between the Pentagram and the Compasses.

Exterior structure
- Total height of monument: 555.5 ft
- Width at base of monument: 55.5 ft

- Marble capstone weight: 3,300 pounds (1.5 t)
- Capstone cuneiform keystone measures 5.16 feet
- Each side of the capstone base: 3 feet

- Depth: 36 ft
- Weight: 36,912 long tons (41,341 short tons; 37,504 tonnes) Includes earth and gneiss rubble above the concrete foundation that is within its 126.5-foot (38.6 m) square perimeter.
- Area: 16,002 square feet

The data tells us that the Washington Monument is 555.5 feet tall and 55.5 feet wide at its base.

555.5 feet x 12 inches/ft = 6666 inches tall

55.5 feet x 12 inches/ft = 666 inches wide

Here we find our same Pentagonal and Hexagonal math that we observed in the previous article of 11/9/12!

Surely those numbers weren't randomly chosen! But what could they mean??

Well I'm sure some readers are going to start freaking-out and thinking somehow this is the work of the devil since 666 is in The Bible in REVELATION 13.
Revelation 13:18
King James Version (KJV)
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).

I however will show something even more wonderful. How the numbers and ratios apply to the to very precession of Earth itself!

But first...
What is a "Precession"?!?!
In astronomy, precession refers to any of several gravity-induced, slow and continuous changes in an astronomical body's rotational axis or orbital path. Precession of the equinoxes, perihelion precession, and changes in the tilt of the Earth's axis to its orbit, and the eccentricity of its orbit over tens of thousands of years.

Axial precession is the movement of the rotational axis of an astronomical body, whereby the axis slowly traces out a cone. In the case of Earth, this type of precession is also known as the precession of the equinoxes, lunisolar precession, or precession of the equator. Earth goes through one such complete precessional cycle in a period of approximately 26,000 years or 1° every 72 years, during which the positions of stars will slowly change in both equatorial coordinates and ecliptic longitude. Over this cycle, Earth's north axial pole moves from where it is now, within 1° of Polaris, in a circle around the ecliptic pole, with an angular radius of about 23.5 degrees.

The Precessional wobble is very slow and results in a complete circle approximately every 26,000 years. There is some scientific dispute, due to the enormous timeframe involved, as to the exact length of a precessional wobble but I hold that the period is quite likely to be 25,920 years!

Now let's explore the MATH behind it!

Fibonacci sequence:
Leonardo Fibonacci lived in the thirteenth century. His work on the relationship of mathematics and nature has been applied in physics, astronomy and engineering. Many famous market analysts believe that Fibonacci principles apply equally as well to markets and market psychology.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 ...

The golden number is closely connected with the Fibonacci series and has a value of (sqrt(5)-1)/2 = 0.618 yielding the value we now as PHI φ or 1.618 and the ratio golden ratio of 1:1.618

The reason that the Greeks called it the "golden ratio" is that when they used it in the construction of their temples it provided the most pleasing shape. They considered this ratio to be divine.

For example, when you lay out a rectangle such that the sides are 0.618 as high as the width, this seems to look "nice" or visually pleasing when making landscape paintings.

Human heads seem to have this ratio too, the face is approximately 0.618 as wide as it is high.

If you take the Fibonacci ratio of two consecutive terms, they approach the number

1/2 = 0.5
2/3 = 0.6666
3/5 = 0.6
5/8 = 0.625
8/13 = 0.61538
13/21 = 0.61905
21/34 = 0.61765
34/55 = 0.61818
55/89 = 0.61798
89/144 = 0.618

I encourage all readers to explore more about Fibonacci numbers, the golden ratio, the golden mean, and golden section on their own!

The Pentacle
Of all symmetric geometric shapes, none represent so concisely the principles of PHI than the pentacle or five pointed star within a circle. This is probably so because the ratio of PHI is first derived from the square root of five. Using a compass, draw a circle with five points spaced at exactly 72 degree apart with the first point at the top. Connect the points at 144 degree intervals with straight lines. Notice that both numbers 5 and 144 occur in the first twelve terms of the Fibonacci series.

Jupiter and Saturn
For every complete orbit of Jupiter, Saturn will travel about 144 degree along its orbit. So after 60 years, Jupiter will have made 5 complete orbits while Saturn will have marked out five points, each 144 degrees apart. While doing so Saturn will have made two complete orbits.

Here we see again the numbers 5 and 144 of the Fibonacci series. But whereas the Earth-Venus cycles contain mostly Fibonacci values, the Jupiter-Saturn relationship contains more. It has the patterns of the Fibonacci and the sexagesimal. As the pentacle was shown to have a relationship with PHI, the sexagesimal (hexagram) has a relationship to PI, that other magical number. And, as will be shown, both PHI and PI have a relationship to each other.

The radius of a circle measured in a straight line divides a circle into six parts. Hence the hexagram. The 60 year cycle of Jupiter and Saturn gives rise to the usage of the sexagesimal system and its derivatives.


6 x 60 arc minutes or degrees = 360 degrees.

We note however that planet Earth has the odd feature of its orbital circle being 365 days along the 360 degree orbital path around the Sun.

If we take the number of days in a year and divide by PI
365 / 3.14 = 116

We find 116, which we can intrepret as 11/6 or November 6th.
Curiously this was the Presidential Election Day in the USA in 2012.

We can also take it as 1/16 or January 16th.
Lastly as day # 116 which is April 26th in non-leap years.

And of course, to note, 11 x 6 = 66

Day 66 is March 7 in non-leap years.

If we take the number of days in a year and multiply by PHI

365 x .618 = 225.57

Day 225 is August 13. (8/13 in non-leap years and 8/12 in leap years like 2012)

May 20 (5/20) is day 140 from which 225 remain in non-leap years!

But let's look at that the interesting math of that proposed precessional number of 25,920...

25,920 / 288 = 90

25,920 / 216 = 120

25,920 / 144 = 180

25,920 / 72 = 360

25,920 / 60 = 432

25,920 / 40 = 648

25,920 / 30 = 864

25,920 / 20 = 1296

25,920 / 5 = 5184

25,920 / 6 = 4320

25,920 / 4 = 6480

25,920 / 3 = 8640

25,920 / 2 = 12960

Let's focus on:

25,920 / 288 = 90

25,920 / 216 = 120

25,920 / 144 = 180

25,920 / 72 = 360

25,920 / 2 = 12960

12960 / 360 = 36

12960 / 60 = 216

12960 / 2 = 1296

When we explore our sexagesimal products we find:

6x6 = 36

6x6x6 = 216

6x6x6x6 = 1296

Interesting that all of the 3 numbers appear in The Washington Monument!

36 in the foundation.
666 in the number of inches in the width (via 55.5 x 12) and
6666 in the number of inches in the height (via 555.5 x 12)

It's a good time to note that the Washington Monument is created in a 10.01:1 ratio of height to width.

Which becomes very interesting we we take

6 x 6 x 6 x 6 x 10 = 12960

12960 is HALF of the precessional number of 25,920.

25,920 / 2 = 12960

We also find that if we use that important "20" of the cycles of the Mayan Calendar we have

25,920 / 20 = 1296


6 x 6 x 6 x 6 = 1296

Since I like to compare numbers to calendar I recognize that the 36th day (6 x 6) of the Gregorian year is February 5th. (2/5)

Which we note the digits of 2/5 are found also in the Fibonacci numbers and PHI calculation:
((sqrt(5))-1)/2 = 0.618

2x5 = 10

and the 2 and 5 pointing us to the 25,000 of 25,920.
and the 5200 tuns of the Mayan Calendar mentioned in my previous article on November 9, 2012

We also note that 4 X 13 = 52
From the reverse of the digits of PI (3.14)

And there's 52 weeks in a gregorian calendar year.

we also note that in the symbol of 25,920 we find


we can assemble this many ways but let's focus on

2 x 5 x 9 x 2

Since Zero negates it all in multiplication we leave it out...

2 x 5 x 9 x 2 = 180

180 degrees is HALF of a circle of 360 degrees
Taking HALF of the precessional number of 25,920 we find 12,960

which is also

(6 x 6 x 6 x 6) x (2 x 5) = 12,960

WOW! All the important numbers of the Washington Monument leading us to HALF the precessional number of 25,920!

I'd also like to compare the current 44th USA President, re-elected on 11/6/12.

BARACK = 36 in simple gematria, where a=1,b=2,c3...z=26, and 216 in old English gematria (which is found by multiplying simple gematria by 6)

36 = 6 x 6
216 = 6 x 6 x 6

BARACK's birthday is given as August 4th, 1961
August 4th, 1961 is 8/4/61 and was day 216 of the gregorian calendar!

One of the biggest events in the BARACK presidency so-far was the BP oil spill.


BP = 2,16

We also note that the Washington Monument was damaged in The Virginia Earthqauke of 2011 on August 23rd.

8/23 is day 235 of the gregorian calendar that year!

23.5 degrees is the "tilt" of the planet Earth!

I think I will continue this exploration later as there's just so much more to write about it all!

Feel free, as always, to leave your comments in the comments section below!

Be sure to check out the previous article in this series...

Mayan End Game

and the highly recommended and popular...

6 Days of Creation

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Mayan End Game - The Calendar and the Seal - Novus Ordo Seclorum - Shining Like the SON (UPDATED)

Well dear readers it has sure been quite some time since my last post here!
Hopefully you'll find this one to be worth the wait!

Since today is November 9, 2012 (11/9/12) and day #314 of the Gregorian Calendar with just 42 days remaining to 12/21/12, I thought this would be the perfect time to once again explore some mysteries!

For those readers not-so mathematically inclined I will do my best to explain and illustrate!

Today is 11/9, which the reverse of 9/11 - that fateful day in September 2001 when the Towers came down in New York.

More importantly, however, it is day number 314 of 2012. All the faithful readers will immediately recognize today is a PI day.
PI = 3.14

Even better:
In 2012 we have the infamous rollover of the Mayan Calendar to (13 baktun). Today is 42 days to that rollover - which occurs on 12/21/12.

42, covered extensively on this blog in past posts (just blog search for 42 and you'll find them), is also the expression of PI as: 3 x 14 = 42

Now I want to turn our attention to matters of the economy, or more specifically, the US Dollar.

(You can click the image above to view a larger version)

As any good symbologist knows, a good symbol is one that conveys more than a singular meaning.
And as we'll explore, we'll see that we certainly satisfy that in the various images that appear on the US Dollar bill!

But before we explore deeper we need to examine a little history first!

Wikipedia tells us:
The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself (which is kept by the United States Secretary of State), and more generally for the design impressed upon it. The Great Seal was first used publicly in 1782. The obverse of the great seal is used as the national coat of arms of the United States.[1] It is officially used on documents such as United States passports, military insignia, embassy placards, and various flags. As a coat of arms, the design has official colors; the physical Great Seal itself, as affixed to paper, is monochrome. Since 1935, both sides of the Great Seal have appeared on the reverse of the one-dollar bill. The Seal of the President of the United States is directly based on the Great Seal, and its elements are used in numerous government agency and state seals.
That Wikipedia page also tells us that it took 3 committees to create the set of Seals which were finalized in 1782 and that we today see on the US Dollar bill.

As with the previous two committees, most of the work was delegated to a heraldic expert, this time 28-year-old William Barton. Barton drew a design very quickly, using a rooster on the crest, but it was much too complex. No drawing of this design seems to have survived. Barton then came up with another design, which the committee submitted back to Congress on May 9, 1782, just five days after being formed. This time, the figures on each side of the shield were the "Genius of the American Confederated Republic" represented by a maiden, and on the other side an American warrior. At the top is an eagle and on the pillar in the shield is a "Phoenix in Flames". The mottos were "In Vindiciam Libertatis" (In Defense of Liberty) and "Virtus sola invicta" (Only virtue unconquered). For the reverse, Barton used a pyramid of thirteen steps, with the radiant Eye of Providence overhead, and used the mottos "Deo Favente" (With God's Favor, or more literally, God Favoring) and "Perennis" (Everlasting).[23] The pyramid had come from another Continental currency note designed in 1778 by Hopkinson, this time the $50 note, which had a nearly identical pyramid and the motto "Perennis". Barton had at first specified "on the Summit of it a Palm Tree, proper", with the explanation that "The Palm Tree, when burnt down to the very Root, naturally rises fairer than ever", but later crossed it out and replaced it with the Eye of Providence, taken from the first committee's design. Congress again took no action on the submitted design.
On June 13, 1782, the Congress turned to its Secretary Charles Thomson, and provided all material submitted by the first three committees.[8] Thomson was 53 years old, and had been a Latin master at a Philadelphia academy.[25] Thomson took elements from all three previous committees, coming up with a new design which provided the basis for the final seal. Thomson used the eagle – this time specifying an American bald eagle – as the sole supporter on the shield. The shield had thirteen stripes, this time in a chevron pattern, and the eagle's claws held an olive branch and a bundle of thirteen arrows. For the crest, he used Hopkinson's constellation of thirteen stars. The motto was E Pluribus Unum, taken from the first committee, and was on a scroll held in the eagle's beak. An eagle holding symbols of war and peace has a long history, and also echoed the second committee's themes. Franklin owned a 1702 emblem book, which included an eagle with olive branch and arrows near its talons, which may have been a source for Thomson. The arrows also mirror those in the arms of the Dutch Republic, the only country in Europe with a representative government at the time, which depicted a lion holding seven arrows representing their seven provinces. State currency may have provided further inspiration; a 1775 South Carolina bill showed a bundle of 13 arrows and a 1775 Maryland note depicted a hand with an olive branch of 13 leaves. For the reverse, Thomson essentially kept Barton's design, but re-added the triangle around the Eye of Providence and changed the mottos to Annuit Cœptis and Novus Ordo Seclorum.[25] Thomson sent his designs back to Barton, who made some final alterations. The stripes on the shield were changed again, this time to "palewise" (vertical), and the eagle's wing position was changed to "displayed" (wingtips up) instead of "rising". Barton also wrote a more properly heraldic blazon. The design was submitted to Congress on June 20, 1782 and was accepted the same day. Thomson included a page of explanatory notes, but no drawing was submitted. This remains the official definition of the Great Seal today. The first brass die was cut sometime between June and September, and placed in the State House in Philadelphia. It was first used by Thomson on September 16, 1782, to verify signatures on a document which authorized George Washington to negotiate an exchange of prisoners. Charles Thomson, as the Secretary of Congress, remained the keeper of the seal until the Federal government was formed in 1789. On July 24, 1789, President Washington asked Thomson to deliver the seal to the Department of Foreign Affairs in the person of Roger Alden, who kept it until the Department of State was created.[26] All subsequent Secretaries of State have been responsible for applying the Seal to diplomatic documents. On September 15, 1789, the United States Congress ordered "that the seal heretofore used by the United States in Congress assembled, shall be, and hereby is declared to be, the seal of the United States."
Sounds all fine and dandy, but does it have even more meaning that's not written in the official account??

Knowing what I know about the Mayan Calendar, I recognized something behind the design. Something NOT written in the official account.

I was first struck by the odd inclusion of a Mayan Pyramid in the Hopkinson (1778) design!
(Francis Hopkinson's 1778 Mayan Step Pyramid)
Why would a MAYAN PYRAMID appear on a seal for the United States?
The Phoenix / Bald Eagle I can easily accept, but a Mayan Pyramid?
No Mayan Pyramids were known to exist in the 1776 United States!
Why include such an image after so many years of painstaking review by committees and congress?
Could it be included to indicate or hint at something else?!

Perhaps the hidden meaning will become clearer if we look to the US Capitol - The streets of Washington DC??
Hmmm... We see that same Pentagram and Compasses appearing in both images!
How Strange!
But not-so-much when we learn that many of the founding fathers of the USA were in fact MASONs!

The Mayan Pyramid seal even identifies its MASONic origins with the phrase NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM. A quick scribble of the pentagram (Eastern Star/ Star of the East) that appears in the Washington DC street map and voila! The Word MASON is revealed to us.
Fascinating! But documented MANY times throughout history by conspiracy-theorists and historians alike!

Is there Something Else to it?

To explore that we need the roman numerals appearing at the bottom of the pyramid and the 13 levels of masonry in the pyramid design.

BUT... we notice that the design is drawn in such a way to indicate its 3-dimensionality.
We note that there's 13 levels in the main design and 4 sides to the pyramid.
13 and 4 appearing in a pyramid within a circle?!
3.14, as we know, is PI. A very inportant value to calculating a circle!
Are those early Masons leading us somewhere with their symbols?!

We note that there's a YEAR appearing in Roman numerals...
the year 1776, via the MDCCLXXVI which is inscribed ON the bottom level of the Mayan pyramid. An odd placement for sure!

So we make a mental note that the pyramid is conveying a DATE with the 1776!

We note that 4 sides of the pyramid each of 13 levels makes for "52".
4 x 13 = 52

How odd that a date should appear on a pyramid of 52?
52 is the number of weeks (sets of 7 days) that we have in our gregorian calendar year. 52 x 7 = 364!

So now we have two devices in the painstainkingly crafted symbol that are indicating date to the observer!
Along with PI (3.14) which we know to be associated with the Circle (aka the CYCLE).

As a CYCLE we note that the MAYAN GREAT CYCLE is 5200 tuns!
Could this be a hit? It certainly fits with the crafting of the design!
So we explore further...

13 and 52 are key numbers in the Mayan calendar systems.
In the Mayan Great Cycle, there are 13 baktuns of 20 katuns each. Each katun consists of 20 tuns or 19.7 Years of our modern western calendar years. So, we see, there are 5200 tuns in the Great Cycle!
20 x 20 = 400 (x 13) = 5200 20 tuns x 20 katuns x 13 baktuns = 5200

Here we realize we've hit paydirt! A MAYAN pyramid being used to intentionally convey "52" and we see that same 52 in the 5200 of the Mayan Great Cycle!

Maybe it's just a strange coincidence, you say?
Perhaps NOT! Seeing as we note that the both the Aztec calendar and Cortez appear in the US Capital Rotunda! Again leading us below the southern border of the USA - to land of the Maya!

So let's explore some math (Uggh!)...

13 levels x 19.7 years = 256.1 years

Here we note again that 1776 on the bottom blocks of the Mayan Pyramid!
1776, however, is not the beginning of the bottom blocks but is actually the end date of the bottom blocks
To find our beginning we subtract 19.7 years from 1776...

1776 - 19.7 = 1756.3

Now we have a start year to work from... 1756.
1756.3 + 19.7 years lands us right on the noted in roman numeral date of 1776.

But what happens if we assume the same 19.7 years for every level of the 13 levels of the Mayan Pyramid??

we see that 1756.3 + 256.1 years = 2012.4

We just found the WOW signal!

We know, from many many other mathematicians and historians that the mayan calendar rolls over to Baktun 13 on December 21st, 2012!
A baktun (properly b'ak'tun) is 20 katun cycles of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. It contains 144000 days, equal to 394.26 tropical years

13 x 20 = 256
2012 - 256 = 1756

5125 years (3114 BC to 2012)

For those requiring exactitude in their calculations...
The actual corresponding METONIC period of each of the levels of the pyramid is 19.713 tropical years.

Most of the Maya calendar intervals accumulate as multiples of 20. An interval of 7,200 days (360 × 20) was known as a katun. It takes 20 katuns to complete a baktun (20 × 7,200 = 144,000 days). Although some ancient inscriptions turn 13 baktuns into an important reset milestone, others imply that the calendar simply keeps running. For instance, it takes 20 baktuns to make a pictun.

It is important we note that "72" of the 7200 in the above explanation!
72 degrees is the number of degrees between the arms of a perfectly formed PENTAGRAM (or 5 armed star).

We note:
There are 144000 days per baktun
13 baktuns = 13 x 144000 days = 1,872,000 days
360 x 20 = 7200 days
It takes 20 katuns to complete a baktun
(20 × 7,200 = 144,000 days)

I think this is the perfect time to note...
"Novus Ordo Seclorum" acronyms to NOS or "SON", in reverse, and the hexagram (aka Star of DaViD) and the pentagram too both reveal the word "M.A.S.O.N"

And a good time to note that...
the complete 13 baktun "Great Cycle" is 260 katuns (of 19.713 years for 1,872,000 days) making our starting "1756 katun" Katun # 247.

3114 BC + 1756 AD = 4870 years
4870 / 19.713 = 247.045 katuns

August 11, 3114 BC is the date given by many many scholars as the Start Date of the Mayan Calendar.
I note it as 8/11/3114 BC. The Year containing within a reference to PI in the 3114. as being made up of the digits 3,1,4

So back to the exploration!
Today November 9, 2012 (11/9/12) aka Mayan Long Count
It is 42 days (3x14) to the infamous (13 Baktun) rollover of the Mayan Calendar which occurs on December 21, 2012 (12/21/12).

and by our math and careful observation we see that the Mayan Pyramid of the Great Seal (Great Circle/ Great Cycle) also encodes the same information about 13 baktun.
Beginning in the year 1756, with 1776 completing the first level of the 13 levels, we see that, with each level being 19.713 years...
We arrive precisely at December 21, 2012 at the end of the 13th level
The EYE (5,25,5 in simple gematria) of Providence floating abov its peak (13th level) conveying the 14th level (7x2) and beyond!

Feel free to share your comments in the comments section!


UPDATE (2012-11-11):
PI in the BIBLE and the Mayan 144,000...

Revelation 14 verse 3
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Chapter 14 verse 3 again we find the digits of PI (3.14)

Revelation 14 verse 1

King James Version (KJV)

14 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

In the image above (and the one below) I have "stood" the greek alphabet character "LAMBDA" on the pyramid / Mount SION.

In this image we see that line A-B of the pentagram indicates 144 degrees of the circle.

There are 72 degrees between point C and point D.

Refer back to the 144,000 and the 7200 in the article above!
An interval of 7,200 days (360 × 20) was known as a katun. It takes 20 katuns to complete a baktun (20 × 7,200 = 144,000 days). It is important we note that "72" of the 7200 in the above explanation! 72 degrees is the number of degrees between the arms of a perfectly formed PENTAGRAM (or 5 armed star).

You can learn more about the 144 and the pentagram in my blog article
Transits of Venus for the Last 21 Centuries
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