GUEST COLUMNIST: MONROE WILSON FROM BULLS GAP, TENNESSEE WRITES MR. TOM INGRAM – “IT’S THE ANIMAL CRUELTY – SORING” – “NOT THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE INSPECTION AREA”

BULLS GAP, TENNESSEE

Mr. Tom Ingram, Proprietor
The Ingram Group – The First Group
Nashville, Tennessee – Washington, DC

Dear Mr. Tom,

In recent years, we have dealt with a number of “Big Lick” public relations/crisis management firms (and couches) here in our fight to protect “The Horses” from the Animal Cruelty of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. There have been Purple Strategies (BP Oil Spill), Phil Osborne, DVL Public Relations and now your, The Ingram Group – The First Group attempting to defend the indefensible “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse.

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Actually, the firm Purple Strategies actually inspired the Horse “Purple Strategy” and the All American Walking Horse Alliance Campaign Theme, “BIG LICK BIG LIE” against the Animal Cruelty of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse.

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Now, you and your firm have joined us, and you lend your reputation to the people who shamelessly host this Animal Cruelty in the name of family entertainment.

According to The Walking Horse Report, you are proposing a campaign for The Celebration to lead the industry back to its rightful place as a celebrated breed and the pride of Tennessee. As part of that campaign, eliminating the uncertainty of the inspection process is paramount to the success as is the uniting of the breeders, owners and trainers behind a singular, strategic plan. The Ingram Group realizes that in order to give people a reason to trust The Tennessee Walking Horse industry again significant changes in the industry must be supported by all groups.

Mr. Ingram borrowing from the 1992 Bill Clinton Campaign, respectfully sir, “It’s The Soring, Stupid”.

If there was NO SORING, there wouldn’t be any “uncertainty of the inspection process”.

But Mr. Ingram, therein lies the problem.

You cannot have a “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse without Animal Cruelty.

The “Big Lick” Horses are trained “SORE”.

ALL of them.

Don’t believe what I am saying?

Here, please listen to Mr. Carl Bledsoe who has “been there, done that”.


Don’t believe me.

Then please ask Ms Dee Dee Miller who owned the 1998 World Grand Champion “Masquerading”. She can tell you. Ms. Miller is the President of WHOA (Walking Horse Owners Association) which last year’s International featuring exclusively flat shod (Non “Big Lick”) Tennessee Walking Horses had – 0 – , Nada, None, Zip Horse Protection Act violations. WHOA’s 2014 International Horse Show attracted more Horse entries than did the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

"MASQUERADING" - 1998 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION

“MASQUERADING” – 1998 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION

"MASQUERADING" - 1998 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION WITH KNOX BLACKBURN UP (QUIT TRAINING "BIG LICK" WHEN WIFE'S UNCLE JACKIE MCCONELL WAS PROSECUTED)

“MASQUERADING” – 1998 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION WITH KNOX BLACKBURN UP (QUIT TRAINING “BIG LICK” WHEN WIFE’S UNCLE JACKIE MCCONELL WAS PROSECUTED)

Also, Ms. Miller’s organization WHOA IS a member of The American Horse Council.

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WHOA HIO DQP INSPECTING HORSES- ZERO HPA SORE OF 1,953 ENTRIES AT 2014 WHOA INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW

Please ask Mr. Steve Smith and Mr. Walt Chism why The American Horse Council, representing other primary horse breeds such as Quarterhorses, Arabians, Thoroughbreds and American Saddlebreds, will NOT allow TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking breed registry) to be a member.

Mr. Ingram, it all comes down to:

“It’s The Soring, Stupid”.

Mr. Ingram, If that is not good enough, then please ask equine vet Dr. John Haffner, MTSU Horse Science Professor.

He will tell you that “The Big Lick is a learned response to pain”.

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Here is Dr. John Haffner, MTSU Horse Science Professor,   this past Tuesday in Nashville explaining “Pressure Shoeing” to The Tennessean Editor Maria de Varenne.

THE TENNESSEAN EDITOR MARIA de VARENNE LISTENINGTO DR. JOHN HAFFNER & WHOA PRESIDENT DEE DEE MILLER

THE TENNESSEAN EDITOR MARIA de VARENNE LISTENINGTO DR. JOHN HAFFNER & WHOA PRESIDENT DEE DEE MILLER

Mr. Ingram, “Pressure Shoeing” is one of the abominable methods by which the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse is created.

It is nothing but pure unadulturated TORTURE of a defenseless animal. It is the height of Animal Cruelty. Former “Big Lick” Horse Trainer Mr. Carl Bledsoe can tell you that it’s common place in the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse World.

MTSU HORSE SCIENCE PROFESSOR DR. JOHN HAFFNER AND FORMER "BIG LICK" TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE TRAINER CARL BLEDSOE

MTSU HORSE SCIENCE PROFESSOR DR. JOHN HAFFNER AND FORMER “BIG LICK” TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE TRAINER CARL BLEDSOE

In fact, Mr. Ingram, one of the heavy hitters in the “Big Lick” World is Mr. Frank Eichler who owns Rising Star Ranch of Shelbyville, Tennessee, which is managed by TWHBEA Executive Committee Member Mr. David Williams.

 

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MR. FRANK EICHLER, PSHA ATTORNEY & RISING STAR RANCH PROPRIETOR

MR. DAVID WILLIAMS, MANAGER RISING STAR RANCH

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MR. DAVID WILLIAMS, MANAGER OF RISING STAR RANCH OWNED BY MR. FRANK EICHLER

Mr. Eichler presently employs Mr. Dick Peebles to care for and “train” and “show” his “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses.

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At one time, Mr. Dick Peebles who trains for Mr. Frank Eichler was accused of “Pressure Shoeing”.

According to the 2007 The Walking Horse Report:

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“The Walking Horse Report has received a joint press release from the Walking Horse Trainers Association Board of Directors and Ethics Committee regarding the investigation into Dick Peebles’ alleged shoeing violation.
“The Walking Horse Trainers Association (WHTA) was recently notified of a potential violation of a serious nature. Upon receipt of this allegation, the Board of the Walking Horse Trainers Association voted unanimously to initiate an investigation by the WHTA Ethics Committee. The intent of the WHTA was to take quick action to investigate and address the accusation.
Upon initiation of the investigation, it became clear that proving the charges may be a lengthy process due to concern of chain of custody. The horse in question had been moved from one trainer’s barn to another, where the horse had been for a number of days before the alleged shoeing violation was ultimately discovered.
In order to promptly address the situation and to protect the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse and recognizing that the chain of custody is not as clear as it would be had the trainer presented or been handling the horse himself, an agreement has been reached with the trainer whose barn the horse had been moved from.
The trainer involved, Dick Peebles, while not admitting guilt, has agreed to accept responsibility for the violation since it possibly occurred while the horse was in his care. As a result, Mr. Peebles has agreed to a five-year suspension penalty, effective immediately. This suspension is consistent with the 2007-2009 Operating Plan Penalties for an illegal shoeing violation.
The WHTA Board of Directors and the Ethics Committee of the Walking Horse Trainers Association voted unanimously to approve the five-year suspension.
The WHTA is committed to ensuring compliance with the Horse Protection Act, protecting the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse and preserving the Walking Horse Industry for the future generations.”
The Report contacted Dick Peebles who declined to make a comment at this time.”
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Mr. Peebles was back training “Big Lick” TWH not long after the “Wet Noodle” Five Year suspension by the WHTA BOYZ for an “alleged shoeing violation”. It is not sure if Mr. Larry Joe Wheelon was the BOYZ Ethics Chairman at the time.

Mr. Ingram, the cat is out of the bag on the Animal Cruelty of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse.

Citizens are protesting on the streets and roads of Tennessee informing the public of the Animal Cruelty. The Media has and is going to cover the story.

THE ALL AMERICAN WALKING HORSE ALLIANCE TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

THE ALL AMERICAN WALKING HORSE ALLIANCE TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

 


Senator Alexander has received over $3 Million Dollars from Soring Ringleader, TWHBEA President Mr. Steve Smith to take his “Out Of Touch” “Uninformed Position”.

Senator Alexander hasn’t been to the Celebration in over 25 years.

No one knows how much you are being paid.

Mr. Ingram, in 10 years, The Celebration attendance has gone from 170,000 to 70,000.

This year, the “2015 CITIZENS INITIATIVE” protesting the Animal Cruelty of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will reduce ithe attendance to 50,000 or less.

The only people making any money from the Animal Cruelty of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse are David L. Howard, Publisher, and Jeffrey Howard, Editor of The Walking Horse Report, and the members of the Walking Horse Trainers Association BOYZ who “SORE” the Tennessee Walking Horses to teach them the “Big Lick”. There are also the Farriers and Vets who enable and assist it.

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And I left out you and Lamar.

Mr. Ingram, you are on the wrong side of this issue, and more importantly, Senator Lamar Alexander is on the “wrong side of history” on it.

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PHOTO OF SORE TWH TAKEN AT LARRY JOE WHEELON’S BARN IN MARCH 2013 BY GINO BACHMAN, SPCA OFFICER

You didn’t put Senator Alexander there, but you can remove him from it. He needs to tell Mr. Steve Smith that some things can’t be “bought” unless his once sterling reputation can be bought.

U.S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN)

U.S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN)

And Mr. Ingram, if you have taken The Celebration’s Animal Cruelty money, you also need to give it back. This isn’t what you really do, is it?

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MR. TOM INGRAM – SUPPORTER OF ANIMAL CRUELTY – “BIG LICK” TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE

You and Senator Alexander will lose this one if you try to ignore the fact that the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse is Animal Cruelty.

Sincerely,

Monroe Wilson

P. S.

There is NOT going to be any compromise, and there ain’t going to be nobody turning around, either.

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Nephew Eugene says you can’t get it any straighter than Monroe Wilson from Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

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HEY MR. DAVID L. HOWARD … “ITS THE SORING, STUPID” … THE PUBLIC HAS HAD ENOUGH – SO CLOSE YOUR PIEHOLE ON THIS “HARASSMENT” BALONEY
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THETA, TN – Mr. David L. Howard, and the hard core Lickers, live in a constant state of:

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EX-CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L. HOWARD

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2014 CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L . HOWARD

None of this is complicated.

“IT’S THE SORING, STUPID”.

It’s not because the Show Management at the 57 year old Gallatin Lions Club Horse Show was harassed.

It’s not because the 167 year old University of Mississippi with a $527 Million dollar endowment was harassed.

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI LYCEUM BUILDING IN BACK GROUND AND JAMES MEREDITH STATUE

It’s not because Regions Bank doing business in 16 states with $120 Billion dollars in assets was harassed.

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It’s not because PepsiCo capitalized at $131 Billion dollars was harassed.

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It was because PepsiCo didn’t want to be associated with this:

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JACKIE MCCONNELL, ABC NIGHTLINE

It’s not because the 200+ year old University of Tennessee with a $1 Billion endowment was harassed.

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IT WAS BECAUSE UT DIDN’T WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS

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“BIG LICK” “WALK TIME CHARLIE” SET DOWN WITH CHAIN POUNDING SEVERE BITTING/SHANKS

Mr. Howard, are you stupid or greedy or both?

Or you have just reached the point where no one can do anything with you.

You got it right down on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in Chattanooga, “That you’ll be honest, you’ll never get there.”

“I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU – WE’LL NEVER GET THERE” – CHATTANOOGA FEDERAL COURTHOUSE STEPS – JACKIE MCCONNELL GUILTY PLEA – MAY 22, 2012
“I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU – WE’LL NEVER GET THERE” – CHATTANOOGA FEDERAL COURTHOUSE STEPS – JACKIE MCCONNELL GUILTY PLEA – MAY 22, 2012

And stop acting like you didn’t know what was going on in Jackie McConnell’s or Larry Joe Wheelon’s Barns.

Heck yes, you did.

You and Larry Joe Wheelon have both been in this 45 years, and you darn well know all about the “FIXING” – “STEWARDING” – “PRESSURE SHOEING” – all of it.

So stop playing dumb.

Sore Tennessee Walking Horses have made you a rich man.

DAVID L. HOWARD’S SORE BIG LICK CASH COW “CHA CHING”

“CHA CHING” – MOOOOOO
“CHA CHING” – MOOOOOO

And you don’t want to give them up.

And you are ignorantly advising others who share your B. L. Cozard, Jr. views.

Society has changed since you and Larry Joe Wheelon started your businesses in 1970.

LARRY JOE WHEELON

LARRY JOE WHEELON, ALLEGED OF SORING “SHOCK IT TO ME” ON JULY 12, 2014
LARRY JOE WHEELON, ALLEGED OF SORING “SHOCK IT TO ME” ON JULY 12, 2014

DAVID L. HOWARD

2014 CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L . HOWARD
2014 CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L . HOWARD

The sore “Big Lick’s” time has come and gone.

And it doesn’t matter what you do, the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse is deader than a carp.

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MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW MANAGER ROBERT TAYLOR STATEMENT IN THE SORE “BIG LICK” THE WALKING HORSE REPORT

First, it’s questionable if Mr. Robert Taylor wrote the following “Statement”.

The University of Mississippi Children’s Hospital didn’t do a One Year – we aren’t going to accept your Donation.

The University of Mississippi completely “DISASSOCIATED” the Children’s Hospital from the Mississippi Charity Horse Show because of the animal cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses.

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Two Sound Horse Advocates conferred with Mr. Guy Giesecke, CEO of the Blair Batson Children’s Hospital on Friday, February 27, 2015. The Change.Org Petition started on Thursday, February 26, 2015. In 48 hours, the Petition had 1,150 signatures. Mr. Giesecke along with University of Mississippi Medical Center Dean LouAnn Woodward and Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones were made aware of the animal cruelty going on at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show.

Mr. David L. Howard’s own employee, S. H.O.W. HIO Head DQP Mr. Mitchell Butler wrote the Horse Protection Act ticket on 2014 Mississippi Stake Champion “Gen’s Black Maverick” for being SORE.

2014 “BIG LICK” STAKE CHAMPION – GEN’S BLACK MAVERICK WITH BILL CALLAWAY UP
2014 “BIG LICK” STAKE CHAMPION – GEN’S BLACK MAVERICK WITH BROCK TILLMAN UP

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Not Scar Rule.

Not Foreign Substance.

But “ONE FOOT” SORE.

The horse’s Trainer Mr. Brock Tillman is being prosecuted by the USDA for showing SORE Horses. The owners of the Horse, Mr. Howard’s friends Ms Lorraine and Mr. Keith Rosbury have numerous HPA Violation Citations.

MR. DAVID L. HOWARD WITH HPA VIOLATION CITEE LORRAINE ROSBURY

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The University of Mississippi made a virtually immediate decision to sever ties with the animal cruelty with the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show.

What actually happened was after Sound Horse Citizen advocates met with the University officials on Friday, February 27, 2015, Mr. Robert Taylor was called on the carpet at the Batson Children’s Hospital on Monday, March 2, 2015, and confronted with the evidence of the Soring going on with the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. Mr. Taylor knew the jig was up on his attempt to cosmeticize “Big Lick” animal cruelty by hiding behind the Children’s Hospital.

Other charities are about to also “run” from the “Big Lick”.

The Sound Horse advocates met again with the University officials on Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2015. Mr. Giesecke informed them that Mr. Robert Taylor would be advised immediately of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s decision to “DISASSOCIATE” the Children’s Hospital from the Mississippi Charity Horse Show.

There was never any “harassment”.

But it was obvious that the University Children’s Hospital officials were aghast at the “Big Lick” ANIMAL CRUELTY at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show, and they were having nothing of it.

Some people liken “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses to dog fighting.

Universities really don’t like that perception.

Unlike Celebration Chairman David L. Howard, Ole Miss didn’t want to be associated with Cock Fighter Mr. B. L. Cozad, Jr., who Mr. Howard invited to speak at the 2014 Celebration.

CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L. HOWARD’S GUEST MR. B. L. COZAD, JR.

B. L COZAD, JR – COCK FIGHTING SONUVAGUN CELEBRATION HALL OF FAME CLUB
B. L COZAD, JR – COCK FIGHTING SONUVAGUN CELEBRATION HALL OF FAME CLUB BY INVITATION OF CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L. HOWARD

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The sore “Big Lick” is not marketable.

it’s not coming back.

Not now … not ever.

The Change.Org Petition with 4,000+ signatures in six days turned the University of Mississippi on a dime.

And it had nothing to do with harassment.

It had everything to do with protecting a national image and the prestige of an Institution of a great American Public University.

The public is through with Horse Soring.

In 2013, the Gallatin Lions Club had 106 horses in 26 classes. (avg. 4 horses per class)

In 2014, it had 86 horses in 27 classes. (avg. 3 horses per class)

The Gallatin Lions Club Horse Show has been going on, rain or shine, since 1958.

It is now dead.

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The historic Belfast Lions Club Horse Show died last year.

So did the Faith Haven Horse Show in Tupelo, Mississippi.

It’s strictly about SORING, not harassment.

The sore “Big Lick” cannot buy respectability with “Blood Money” donations that are made to a worthy charity like the University of Mississippi Children’s Hospital.

The “Big Lick’ is no longer going to able to use sick children to “front” for the sore “Big Lick”.

Or hide behind them.

And the “Big Lick” scheme of using Charities of trying to obtain legitimacy is also over.

From this point forward, you can count on Charities and Sponsors everywhere there is a “Big Lick” Horse Show being fully informed regarding the animal abuse necessary to produce the sore Big LICK.

You can be assured that the children at the Batson Hospital will be treated and cared for without the “Blood Money” donation generated from animal abuse.

The Manning Family wants nothing to do with your animal cruelty nor does anyone else who loves Ole Miss. The Manning Family gives Millions of Dollars to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, and they raise Millions more.

Mr. Howard, Archie Manning does not want YOUR despicable animal cruelty at his University Children’s Hospital.

ARCHIE AND ELI MANNING, AND DR. DAN JONES, OLE MISS CHANCELLOR
ARCHIE AND ELI MANNING, AND DR. DAN JONES, OLE MISS CHANCELLOR

And neither does your alma mater, the University of Tennessee, to which you have contributed substantial funds over the years:

DAVID L. HOWARD FAMILY ROTUNDA AT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

DAVID L. HOWARD FAMILY ROTUNDA
DAVID L. HOWARD FAMILY ROTUNDA

The sore “Big Lick” TWH is gone from UT, and it’s NOT coming back.

The Mississippi State Charity Horse show can go all natural flat shod, and the University of Mississippi will again be glad to receive a charitable contribution from the event.

But until the sore “Big Lick” is eliminated from the Mississippi State Charity Horse Show, it will not.

So please stop trying to play the “Children Card” and clean up the Soring.

Or just close your pie hole, and let your son take over, and you stop trying to make things worse than you already have.

The 4,000+ Change.Org signatures should have told you, that the American Public has left the building, and it’s not coming back for the sore “Big Lick”.

You can “VAC” to a fair thee well with Big Lick operatives like Mr. Tom Blankenship.

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TOM BLANKENSHIP UP ON “BRING BACK THE GOLD” – 1994 NATIONAL TRAINERS SHOW

It’s not going to make any difference.

It’s all lipstick on the Pig of Soring.

“VAC” – LIPSTICK ON THE CELEBRATION PIG OF HORSE SORING
“VAC” – LIPSTICK ON THE CELEBRATION PIG OF HORSE SORING

You might consider stopping inciting the B. L. Cozad, Jr. type minds.

The FBI has already opened files on persons related to the sore “Big Lick”, and there appear to be more about to be opened.

Perhaps they will even want to talk to you.

Please let me share with you that Sound Horse advocates saw up close and personal the revulsion that the decision makers at the University Medical Center had when they learned about your personal involvement with Oklahoma Cock Fighter Mr. B.L. Cozad, Jr.

In the words of Dr. Dallas O. Goble (who you and Mr. Blankenship blatantly lied about being part of the “VAC”), Ole Miss wouldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole.

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You probably need to seriously consider turning things over to Jeffrey, and let him try to straighten out this grand and glorious mess you have made.

And for God’s sake, please leave him alone while he does it.

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