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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2010, 04:07:18 PM »

  This ran in THE GUARDIAN on the day of the screening.

"People find Scientology interesting."

Can`t wait to see the ratings !!!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/28/church-of-scientology-john-sweeney
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2010, 04:21:15 PM »

  And more promo from "JOE.ie


Tonight's Telly

Pick of the night: The Secrets of Scientology, 9.00pm, BBC1.

Reporter John Sweeney's last investigation into the Church of Scientology resulted in an explosive confrontation with church officials. This time, in a Panorama Special, Sweeney follows up on his initial probing, and is joined by one of those officials who has turned whistleblower. He offers to provide John - and indeed the viewer - with an insider's view of the organisation, and helps him to reveal some the church's more closely guarded secrets, an organisation which boasts Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its devotees.

http://www.joe.ie/joe-life/at-the-end-of-the-day/2809-the-end-of-the-day-005668-1
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2010, 08:20:00 PM »

             John Sweeney's Church of Scientology rematch draws almost 5m

Panorama journalist's follow-up to his 2007 BBC1 documentary is the most popular show in the 9pm hour

Journalist John Sweeney's return match with the Church of Scientology attracted nearly 5 million viewers to BBC1 last night, Tuesday 28 September.

The Secrets of Scientology was a follow-up to Sweeney's 2007 BBC1 documentary, which produced a viral hit when a video of him ranting at one of the church's officials was posted on YouTube.

Last night's programme attracted an average of 4.819 million viewers and a 20.3% audience share, making it the most popular show in the 9pm hour.

Competition on the other main networks included BBC2's new Alan Davies chef comedy Whites (2.373 million/9.9%, BBC HD 105,000/0.4%) and the start of a new series of Harry & Paul (1.992 million/8.5%).

Other 9pm competition included ITV1/ITV1 HD's 71 Degrees North (3.425 million/14.4%), Channel 4's Ramsay's Best Restaurant (1.321 million/5.6%, C4 +1 139,000/0.8%) and Channel 5's CSI: Miami 2.052 million (8.7%).

Channel 4's Shane Meadows drama This Is England '86 concluded with 2.112 million viewers (12.3%, C4 +1 317,000/3.6%) from 10pm.

                  UPSTAT !!!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/29/john-sweeney-church-of-scientology

and here...

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a279299/bbcs-scientology-doc-attracts-48m.html

Oh no !!!!

The programme is being repeated on BBC 1 again as well as on BBC News.
Here's the remaining schedule...
Sun 3 Oct 2010 20:00 BBC News Channel.
Mon 4 Oct 2010 00:35 BBC One (except Northern Ireland).
Thu 7 Oct 2010 00:45 BBC One (Northern Ireland only)

so you can add even moarrrrr to the existing 4.8 million viewers that it got on the first showing.
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2010, 08:33:48 AM »

                            MOAR BBC Panorama John Sweeney WIN


                  Scientology receives local rates relief on properties


By John Sweeney
BBC Panorama

The Church of Scientology has received millions of pounds of business rates relief and tax breaks in Britain.

The controversial organisation, which counts Hollywood celebrities among its high-profile members, boasts of having over 11 million square feet in property worldwide, but some ex-members call it a cult.

The Church is not classed as a religion under Charity Law by the UK Charity Commission.

In 1999, the Commission ruled that it did not pass the "public benefit" test required for advancing religion as a charitable purpose.

But Westminster City Council classes the Church as a "non-registered charity" as it is "beneficial to the community."

It gives the church mandatory 80% rates relief on its London Celebrity Centre on Leinster Gardens, saving the church £165,303 over the past 10 years.



Philanthropic purposes
The law states that to be eligible for consideration, the ratepayer must be a non-profit making body and the property used for charitable, philanthropic or religious purposes, or concerned with education, social welfare, science, literature or the fine arts, or used wholly or mainly for recreation by a not-for-profit club or society.

Several UK councils where the Church of Scientology owns property have allowed the organisation to accumulate at least £1.4m in rates relief over the past decade, according to a BBC Panorama investigation.

A Church website also states it received more than $32m (£20m) in 2007 in VAT rebates from British tax authorities.

The City of London Corporation granted the Church's London headquarters on Queen Victoria Street mandatory 80% rates relief on the grounds that it is "a charity or other organisation established for charitable purposes" and that "the property is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes."

The centre was opened in 2006 in a lavish ceremony attended by Hollywood A-lister and leading Scientologist Tom Cruise.

From 2006 until the end of the current tax year, the City of London tax break amounts to £1.3m in savings for Scientology.

But other councils where the Church has buildings, such as Manchester City Council and Mid-Sussex District Council where the Church has its Saint Hill estate, charge the full commercial rate on the church's facilities.



'Not a cult'
In a High Court ruling in 1984, Judge Latey labelled the Church of Scientology a "cult", "corrupt, sinister and dangerous...out to capture people...and brainwash them."

The Church's credibility in Britain was given a gesture of political support in 2005 from Tory MP Charles Hendry, who is now a climate change minister.

Mr Hendry's Sussex constituency borders the church's estate at Saint Hill in East Grinstead and as a shadow minister, he told the House of Commons, "although Scientology may be very controversial… undoubtedly, as human beings they do a great deal of good…certainly as an organisation it has gone through serious hoops in terms of making sure it has the right to broadcast on television, satisfying the broadcasting commission that it isn't a cult."

Mr Hendry said he was not expressing a personal opinion and that his comments were intended to represent the views of his Scientology constituents.

The Church of Scientology is considered a religious organisation in America for tax purposes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9038000/9038529.stm
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010, 02:12:53 PM »

Scientology puts a video response to the BBC`s Documentary.

                Paranoia :Secrets of the BBC

BBC Secrets of Scientology Response - Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_W_HvQ8M2w

I haven`t posted the links to parts 2,3,4... If you are still conscious after part one, find them yourself.
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2010, 01:06:00 PM »

               OOps !!!  How did this get here ?

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: zabrina collins <REMOVED>
Date: Sat, 25 September 2010 <TIME REMOVED>
Subject: Please read this asap - important!
To: <ADDRESSES REMOVED>

Hi Guys,

I am working with OSA to get some good PR onto online versions of the
Irish newspapers. You may or may not know that Panorama is doing a 2nd
take of their documentary on the Church a couple of years ago. This
new documentary will be aired on Tuesday night on BBC.

There will be media coverage both before and after the airing. The
majority of the coverage is expected to be on line. So therefore OSA
UK have organised a counter create on this whereby certain
Scientologist are selected to post comments/readers opinions/ratings
etc where possible next to the articles on line.
The purpose of this is so that when public google SCN or read these
articles the majority of comments/posts etc will be theta, rather then
untruths.

Here is what I need you to do:
1. I will contact you with data on where a negative article is - I
will probably text you as that will be quickest.
2. You log on to the site of the newspaper and go to the article.
Please do this as soon as possible after getting the text from me.
3. You do not necessarily have to read all the article.
4. There will be an opinions section or forum close to the article.
5. I need you to write a good roads, good weather comment here stating
some tru data about SCN - using a personal experience is good! DO NOT
take up any entheta - grant to no beingness. It is important not to
engage the opposition and get into a debate or react to provocations.
You can also if you wish deviate off the subject onto a new topic. The
concentration of your post is to fill the vacuum per PR Series 18 and
continue to talk about expansion!!!
6. When you have done - copy and paste your post and email it back to me.

If you have any questions, call me on <NUMBER REMOVED>. I know this is
total pain in the ass guys - and postulate that the Irish newspapers
don't put anything on line so we don't even have to bother!

THANKS GUYS!!

ML,

Zabrina
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2010, 01:13:20 PM »

Moar fallout...                Private eye magazine

                                   CULT CORNERED (AGAIN)


"YOU suck cock on Hollywood Boulevard." This is the word of the Church of Scientology, according to its former spokesman Mike Rinder, spilling the beans in John Sweeney’s BBC film this week. He was citing a text message from the office of the leader, David Miscavige, best man at Tom Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes.

It was one of many bizarre obscenities quoted by Rinder who, after half a century inside the church, now says that it is a cult.

‘It isn’t a cult’
But some public figures in Britain are still happy to give it the benefit of the doubt. One admirer is the coalition’s new minister for climate change, Charles Hendry, a Tory MP whose seat borders the 59-acre Scientology estate in East Grinstead. In 2004 Hendry attended the premiere of Tom Cruise’s film Collateral. “I thought Tom was absolutely amazing,” he gushed.

When the star chatted to Hendry’s stepdaughter on the MP’s mobile phone, Hendry said: “Clare thought it was the coolest thing ever.” A year later, in July 2005, Hendry told the House of Commons: “Although Scientology may be very controversial… undoubtedly as human beings they do a great deal of good… certainly as an organisation it’s gone through serious hoops in terms of making sure it has the right to broadcast on TV, satisfying the broadcasting commission that it isn’t a cult.”

The “broadcasting commission” is a reference to the Independent Television Commission, which has since been succeeded by Ofcom. Neither body was in a position to say whether the church was or was not a cult, and neither did. But Judge Latey in the high court in 1984 called it exactly that: “A cult… corrupt, sinister and dangerous… out to capture people and… brainwash them.”

What a rates relief
In Britain, the church operates as the Church of Scientology Religious Educational College Inc, a not-for-profit organisation which filed an income of £12,958,196 in 2008. Despite its wealth, and the Charity Commission’s ruling that the church isn’t a charity for religious purposes, the City of London Corporation grants 80 percent rates relief for its “London Org” (ie HQ) on Queen Victoria Street, thus saving it a total of £1,306,363 in rates since the centre opened in 2006.

Westminster city council gives 80 percent rate relief on its “London Celebrity Centre” in Leinster Gardens, saving it £165,303 over the past decade. Birmingham city council gives 80 percent rates relief on the Scientology property at Winston Churchill House, as does Sunderland council at the new £5m “Org” on Fawcett Street. Whether the church enjoys rates relief on the most famous Scientology property in Britain, its “stress test centre” on Tottenham Court Road, is a secret: Camden council refuses to answer questions on the subject.

Enter Carter-Fuck
A few brave local authorities haven’t yet been brainwashed. Manchester city council charges the full commercial rate on the £5m “Org” in Deansgate, as does Mid-Sussex district council for the estate at Saint Hill Manor near East Grinstead. With a government minister on the Scientologists’ side, however, can it be long before the dissenting councils cave in to Tom Cruise’s creepy church?

PS: Further proof of the Scientologists’ wealth is the fact that their solicitors sent the BBC hundreds of letters, running to 1,100 pages in all, while Sweeney was preparing his latest film. Since the solicitors in question are Carter-Fuck – take a bow, partner Alasdair Pepper – the bill is unlikely to be much less than £1m.


http://www.private-eye.co.uk/sections.php?section_link=eye_tv&issue=1272
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 10:52:30 AM »

    Scientology running anti BBC adverts on Youtube.

This will ensure more people are aware of the new
Panorama scientology documentary.

I just hope no one gets these taken down.

Question : How stupid is Miscavige ?
Answer :   Humorously.

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/15-media/anti-panorama-youtube-ads-72114/
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2010, 04:08:03 PM »

  The Guardian hosts "Secrets of Scientology" on their blog.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2010/sep/29/4
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2010, 06:32:30 PM »

       

    'Secrets of Scientology': Journalist John Sweeney Revisits Scientology

Catholic online....

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=38571
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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2010, 05:45:27 PM »

        They keep coming...               

                                        Schmientology


Poor old L. Ron Hubbard, he must be turning in his grave at the news that Druidry has just been classed as a religion in the UK. Even the cape-wearing river spirit-botherers can get the tax breaks for Xenu’s sake! What are you Scientologists doing wrong? Look no further, consult our Don’t Panic guide; the Holy Grail for getting your cult a religious classification.
 
Identify a Convincing Supreme Being
It’s an open secret that, after parting with their life savings, Scientologists earn the right to learn that evil space lord Xenu flew all the souls on earth here on DC8 aeroplanes. This simply won’t do. Try being less specific. A certain amount of immateriality and illusiveness works well. An omni-present all knowing, but somehow intangible divine presence hidden behind the conventional fabric of space-time is much harder to pick holes in.
 
Imbue your Scriptures with Authenticity
This is admittedly much easier to do under the auspices of a Roman dictatorship, or with an army of angry Arabic warriors to ‘persuade’ people. It doesn’t help if the author of your scripture is renowned for his fantastical works of fiction and on record as saying, "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is".
 
A miracle or two would probably help; a resurrection or a plague of locusts can work wonders. Failing that, time is probably your best ally. Maybe in a thousand years no one will remember how much of a charlatan L. Ron was considered in his day.
 
Isolate and Incubate your Followers
Unfettered access to knowledge is the enemy of the would-be modern-day Moses. Most successful religions gently encourage a voluntary disconnect from reason with incentives like other worlds with fountains of honeyed ambrosia and limitless virgins to spoil. This tends to be more effective than blackmail and steeling teenagers from loving families at persuading governments of the purity of your intentions.
 
Generate a Sustainable Income from your Followers
Remember throughout all your acts of boundless kindness and altruism that you’re running a business here. The Vatican didn’t get where it is today by giving away all its wealth to those in need now did it? However, the trick to getting those tax breaks is making it look like you’re a charity, so a voluntary system of collections based on peer pressure and guilt is preferable to a compulsory pay-per insight structure.
 
Choose your Scapegoats Wisely
Better to rail against the exponents of different metaphysical conventions than psychologists. It’s much more difficult to argue with people who actually know what they are talking about. Try picking on someone with assertions as speculative as your own, the Jews are a popular choice.
 
Oh, and Avoid Appointing People who are Clearly Unhinged as Missionaries of your Faith
Getting Tom Cruise to preach Scientology is a bit likegetting Michael Stipe to sell shampoo.

http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/politics/schmientology
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2010, 10:51:19 AM »

CULTISTS CORNERED
     
THEY'RE BARKING: A wound-up, 'genuinely evil'       Sweeney photo
John Sweeney in his previous brush with the Sciborgs
DESPITE bombarding the BBC with letters in the weeks before transmission of John Sweeney’s recent Panorama Special on Scientology, the lawyers for the self-styled "church" – the inevitable Messrs Carter-Fuck – have been strangely silent since broadcast. Ditto Phil Hall, the former Screws editor who now works as the Scientologists’ PR man.

The cult’s followers, however, have been as tirelessly hyperactive as ever. Zabrina Collins, an "ethics officer", emailed fellow Scientologists urging them to join a "counter create" (ie campaign of destruction) against the documentary by posting comments and opinions under any online reports on it, to which she would alert them by text message.

Dotty disciples
"You do not necessarily have to read all the article," she advised, perhaps fearful that they might have a fit of the vapours if exposed to disrespectful coverage of L Ron Hubbard’s dotty disciples. "I need you to write a good roads, good weather comment." This is Scientology jargon for dealing with criticism by changing the subject and writing about something uncontroversial instead (eg "helping people is good").

"DO NOT take up any entheta – grant to no beingness," she wrote, adding this translation for anyone not fluent in the lingo: "It is important not to engage the opposition and get into a debate or react to provocations." Instead, they should "fill the vacuum per PR Series 18 and continue to talk about expansion!!!"

This refers to the following passage from a Scientology guide on handling the media: "When you get an attack, and reporters arrive to assess your reaction, tell them how much good this publicity is doing for Scientology – and state how much they are helping our expansion and new membership – quote figures which are uncheckable."

‘John Sweeney is genuinely evil’
The Sciborgs have also turned their Thetan laser-guns on the Panorama reporter. Besides setting up a website with the unimprovable title "John Sweeney is genuinely evil", they have produced an "attack DVD" which claims among other things that he has been banned from the Frontline Club, a hacks’ watering-hole in west London. (Sweeney was so panic-stricken – fearing he must have done something disgraceful at the club while drunk and then forgotten about it – that he had to ring the manager to reassure himself it wasn’t true.) The cult sent out hundreds of these DVDs: BBC Radio Derbyshire’s newsroom alone received no fewer than 10 copies, much to the mystification of its hacks.

And, of course, the cult’s notorious surveillance teams have been out in force. The former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, a whistleblower who featured prominently in the recent Panorama, was in London with his girlfriend for the transmission and found himself pursued by a camera crew of Sciborgs when he went on a tour of the Tower of London. A brave Beefeater chased them away.

http://www.private-eye.co.uk/sections.php?section_link=eye_tv&issue=1273
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2010, 01:52:54 PM »

                       channel One, Sunday 7-30pm. BBC on scientology.

                                               New Zealand  TV 31 st October 2010

    It`s the FULL one hour !!!!

Secrets of Scientology

Reporter John Sweeney's last investigation into the Church of Scientology resulted in a now infamous and explosive confrontation with church officials. Sweeney lost it and blasted them with a relentless tirade for which he remains sorry. This time, in a PANORAMA special, one of those church officials has defected - he's turned whistleblower, traitor. He reveals the dark secrets of the church which boasts Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its devotees.


BBC PANORAMA

Sunday - 7.30pm on TV ONE - Where there's a story, we'll find it.

http://tvnz.co.nz/sunday-news/week-sunday-stars-in-their-eyes-3864174

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« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2010, 06:55:02 AM »

                   Miscavige Attempts to Frame BBC’s John Sweeney



Posted on November 8, 2010 by martyrathbun09



For the past several years LRH PPRO UK, one Bob Keenan, has been doing nothing but running intelligence operations directly for David Miscavige, beating and hazing Int staff in the UK directly for David Miscavige, or doing incredibly criminal regging for Idle Orgs directly for David Miscavige. That is how Miscavige deploys his favorite L Ron Hubbard Personal Public Relations Officer. This is an example of how David Miscavige covertly black P.R.s the Founder in a more effective way than all Scientology haters combined can do.

Miscavige started bypassing OSA on operations of a very sensitive nature several years ago. They were too incriminating and too illegal for OSA to be trusted with keeping them from winding Miscavige up in the news or jail. Keenan fancied himself a Cugine (a young ambitious gangster who will do anything to climb the ranks in the mafia). Keenan funded such operations by approaching former GO/OSA public (such as David Gaiman and Andy Hutton) for cash donations. Keenan would then give the cash to “media/invest professionals (MIPs)”(his operatives) so nothing about their dirty deeds would appear on church books. MIPs are generally alcoholic ex-Fleet Street tabloid reports who will do anything against a former colleague for a little drinking money. Keenan had a whole stable of them.

An MIP with Mike Rinder and Bob "Babbo" Keenan

In Autumn 2009 Keenan was summoned to the US by Miscavige and asssigned the task of taking me out, by any means necessary so as to squash the Independent movement. He set up a number of Wile E. Coyote operations many of which are still operating today, including the several juvenile anti-Marty web sites and blogs. All of his ops – backfiring as they inevitably do – have ultimately contributed to the forward progress of the Independent movement. Bob, who was once a cugine, is today merely a Babbo (a mafia underling who is considered to be useless).

The following is taken from a 2007 despatch from Miscavige in which he critiques a Bob Keenan proposed operation to “get Sweeney (John of BBC fame) busted.” The proposal was for a hired resource to befriend Sweeney so that he might set Sweeney up for some illegal activity that Sweeney would then be “gotten” for, fired by the BBC, discredited, and nullified as a threat.

Here are David Miscavige’s verbatim instructions to Babbo Bob Keenan.

MEDIA/INVEST PROFESSIONAL: Speaking of paying people, the only problem with this proposal is that if word leaks out on that, it sounds like we’re paying to “get Sweeney.” The budget isn’t the problem. Doing it on the product basis of “getting him busted” won’t look good if it comes out. You of all people should understand how this works. Solve it. Solve it while not losing the media professional.

Miscavige’s contribution to the plan to frame an internationally renowned journalist (a plan he ordered in the first place) was advice to adjust the wording so the word could not leak out that the church was paying someone for the product of “getting him (Sweeney) busted”, as that would backfire on the church.

In other words, Miscavige’s contribution is to encourage the illegal program, and to compound the felony with slick cover up.

Ultimately, Babbo Bob failed to get Sweeney busted.

Tommy Davis was right when he asserted to the St Petersburg Times that David Miscavige gives a whole new meaning to the term “religious leader.”

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/miscavige-attempts-to-frame-bbcs-john-sweeney/
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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 04:37:00 PM »

            BBC employee criticised after PRs hand deliver Mormon documentary complaint

PR and lobbying firm APCO's representatives enter BBC building to complain about John Sweeney documentary



A BBC employee has been criticised by colleagues for allegedly allowing two PRs representing the Mormon church into one of the corporation's buildings in west London to hand deliver a letter of complaint.

The member of staff is understood to have allowed two representatives from the PR and lobbying firm APCO Worldwide, which represents the Mormon church into the BBC Media Centre at White City. One of the PRs was said to be James Acheson-Gray, APCO's managing director.

They approached Lucy Hetherington, the series editor of the BBC2 This World current affairs documentary strand, and took the unusual step of delivered a letter in person complaining about The Mormon Candidate, made by reporter John Sweeney, which is to be broadcast on Tuesday evening.

Sweeney's hour-long documentary is understood to make a series of claims about the Mormons, including suggestions that some members of the church have been brainwashed.

He interviewed a number of ex-Mormons who claim the church is a cult. One of the people interviewed is the cousin of US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Park Romney, who says the church engages in "brainwashing".

The letter complained about an interview which Sweeney conducted with Mormon apostle Elder Jeffrey Holland, which the church claims was "an ambush" according to a BBC source.

Sweeney, who once had a very public spat with the Church of Scientology over two Panorama programmes he has made , disputes these claims, insisting that Elder Holland was fully briefed about who he was and what he wanted to talk about.

Sweeney, who was out of the country when the incident occurred, told MediaGuardian: "I was flabbergasted that the PR operation for the Mormon church found it necessary to invade our office. Even Scientology didn't invade the offices of the BBC and people say they can walk through walls."

A BBC insider said many within the corporation were furious that the PRs were granted access.

The BBC issued a statement which said: "A person turned up unexpectedly and hand delivered a letter to which we later responded. There was no breach of security."

APCO Worldwide had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/mar/27/bbc-mormon-prs-complaint
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