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The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 11/10/2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 11/11/2012 6:16:21 AM PST by SeekAndFind

By Michael, on November 9th, 2012

The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea how oppressive this system actually is for people that are trying to run small businesses successfully. It has steadily gotten worse over the years no matter who has been in the White House and no matter who has controlled Congress. So we shouldn't put 100% of the blame on Obama. Bush massively expanded government and made things harder on small business people too. But what many small business people were looking for on this election day was just a little bit of help. Many were desperately holding out hope that Obamacare would be repealed so that they would not have to get rid of some of their employees. Many were hoping to get a little bit of relief from the crippling regulations and taxes that are absolutely crushing them. But now that Barack Obama has been given another four years, they understand that there is no hope on the horizon and that things are only going to get worse. So they are making the hard decisions that they feel are necessary in order to survive in this economic environment.

And I certainly don't blame them. You only want to have employees if you can make a profit on them. And in this environment it is getting harder than ever to make a profit on an employee. You see, the truth is that what you cost your employer goes far beyond your salary or your hourly wage. I think many of you would be absolutely shocked if you learned how much it actually costs your employer to employ you. And now thanks to Obamacare, that cost is going to go up even more.

Many businesses are not even feasible at all in this economic environment. Many small businesses had been holding out hope that somehow this election might turn things around and make it possible for them to keep going, but when Obama won it was kind of like the straw that broke the camel's back.

You can't do what the federal government and the state governments are doing to us and expect to have a thriving economy. They are choking the life out of us.

New businesses and small businesses are supposed to be at the heart of our economic system. Unfortunately, the environment that has been created is absolutely killing them. This is a recipe for disaster.

In a previous article, I noted that the number of jobs created at new businesses in 2010 in the United States was less than half of what it was back in the year 2000.

Now we can expect that number to get even worse and we can expect large numbers of small businesses to shrink in size or close their doors completely.

The following is a list of some of the post-election firings and layoffs that we have seen since Tuesday night...

#1 Utah

A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down "204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014" and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

#2 Ohio

I work for the oldest and largest health insurer in the state of Ohio in the underwriting department. At 9 a.m.this morning, my department (about 50) were called into a meeting in the executive boardroom. We were informed that due to a provision in the healthcare 'reform' effective 2014 called guarantee issue, our services would no longer be needed, and we were offered severance So Obama got to keep his job, and we lost ours. It is maddening that some tyrant 400 miles away can have such a ruinous effect on peoples lives.

#3 Nevada

A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.

“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.”

Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:

“I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that [I] made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.

#4 Posted below is a list of layoff headlines from the past few days that was posted on AmericanThinker.com...

Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring.

Teco Coal officials announce layoffs

Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150

Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs

600 layoffs at Groupon

More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator

Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries

130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure

Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers

ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

CVPH lays off 17

New Energy lays off 40 employees

102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal', company says

US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs

Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses

Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs

First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016

Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)

Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base

AMD trims Austin workforce - 400 jobs slashed

100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota

Exide to lay off 150 workers

TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620

More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)

Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide

Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

#5 According to the Blaze, the following major corporations have all announced layoffs in just the past two days...

Energizer

Exide Technologies

Westinghouse

Research in Motion Limited

Lightyear Network Solutions

Providence Journal

Hawker Beechcraft

Boeing (30% of their management staff)

CVPH Medical Center

US Cellular

Momentive Performance Materials

Rocketdyne

Brake Parts

Vestas Wind Systems

Husqvarna

Center for Hospice New York

Bristol-Meyers

OCE North America

Darden Restaurants

West Ridge Mine

United Blood Services Gulf

You can get the rest of the details right here.

#6 The following is a list of companies that will be laying off workers just because of Obamacare that was compiled by FreedomWorks...

Dana Holding Corp.

As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing "$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses". After laying off several white collar staffers, company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.

Stryker

One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific

In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could "lead to significant job losses" for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.

Medtronic

In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.

Others

A short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:

A lot of other businesses are going to reduce the number of employees they have or reduce the average work week in order to avoid the Obamacare insurance coverage mandate that will soon be implemented.

This is how CNSNews.com describes the choice that many employers will be facing...

That section, known as the employer mandate, requires any business with 50 or more full-time employees to provide at least the minimum level of government-defined health coverage to those employees. In other words, a business must provide insurance if it has 50 or more employees working an average of just 30 hours per week, which is 10 hours per week fewer than the traditional 40-hour work week.

Thus, by cutting employees’ hours to ensure they average less than the 30 per week, employers could potentially avoid the cost of providing the minimum insurance levels mandated by Obamacare.

So if your company trims the number of workers to just under 50 or starts going to "29 hour work weeks", then you will know who to blame.

All of this is complete and utter insanity. We are committing national economic suicide.

But perhaps we deserve this. After all, Americans willingly chose their leaders on election day. It is getting harder and harder to deny that our politicians are truly a reflection of who we are as a nation.

The American people chose this path, and now we get to see where it leads us.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: idiotsdidntvote4mitt; jobs; layofflist; layoffs; postelections; unemployment

1 posted on 11/11/2012 6:16:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Catepillar in MN 100.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 6:22:52 AM PST by defconw
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To: SeekAndFind

I would be careful with that list. At least some of those on the list either had the layoffs planned for months and/or are going through layoffs for reasons unrelated to Obama. RocketDyne is a good example, as it is laying off specifically because its competitor Space-X seems to have cornered the market on commercial space travel for now.

It might behoove someone with more patience than me to check that list and weed out those that are obviously doing their layoffs for non-Obama reasons.

The truth is enough, no need to pad the list.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 6:24:55 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: SeekAndFind
some how I just can't believe all these companies are making these lay off the week after the election, what a major effect it would have made in the out come of the election if they were a week earlier. What a powerful campaign message that would have made. How's that recovery coming?
4 posted on 11/11/2012 6:31:47 AM PST by drumr337 (I voted 4 Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

watch this web site:
http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/


5 posted on 11/11/2012 6:32:00 AM PST by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger! God-Family-Tribe)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about a list of new non government jobs created by Obama. That should be easy. ;-)


6 posted on 11/11/2012 6:35:39 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Little Pig

You might have a point, but consider this. Lay offs can be planned - as a contingency - depending on the outcome. I would put a lot more credence into that notion than the all important “space travel” sector. I started implementing a lay off plan November of 08 the day after the election, plans that had been made when McCain got the nomination thus guaranteeing an Obama victory.

Had McCain somehow won, I would not have proceeded - at least not so quickly.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 6:39:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: drumr337

Wouldn’t have made any difference. Half of these people would have voted for Obama anyway.

My only hope is that most of them did vote for Obama. That way they got what they wanted.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 6:41:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Suggestion box: Could we have a header topic of

“Schadenfreude”

I know they just cleaned it up to reduce slowdowns, but
it could be a catch-all for layoffs, increasing insurance
cost-all unexpected of course-journalists getting beat
up by obammas people...all the things that happen when the liberals polices harm them specifically. At least for a while it would be a feel-good way to start the day!


9 posted on 11/11/2012 6:41:40 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: defconw

It’s gonna get much bigger. November & December big layoff months for some companies. Depends when their fiscal year starts.
Telecoms ususlly layoff close to thanksgiving and Christmas.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 6:41:59 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Little Pig

With the WARN act, you have to give 60 days (in NY & CA 90 days) notice...except for all of the defense contractors who got a Pass from King Bozo Da Won.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 6:44:37 AM PST by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: Little Pig
Excuse me but have not ALL these businesses been operating under an increasingly restrictive and stifling environment in Obamaville these past four years?
12 posted on 11/11/2012 6:46:07 AM PST by Miss Behave
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To: Venturer

My only hope is that most of them did vote for Obama. That way they got what they wanted.

They will get what they wanted. Provided it was an EBT card and a free obama phone....


13 posted on 11/11/2012 6:48:32 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you own a company...

Fire ALL the liberal/MARXIST/socialist supporters and replace them with productive employees. Refuse to hire any of these people. They are easy to spot and there is no law that says you can’t discriminate because of party affiliation. Yet.

Send them a mesage that they too are going to suffer from their support of re-elcting a MARXIST. Bury them!


14 posted on 11/11/2012 6:48:53 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Little Pig

I believe you are correct, and #2 on that list appears to be false also. I’ve not found any real news associated with it. There’s enough bad news without posting urban legend mistruths.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 6:57:00 AM PST by wrencher
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To: SeekAndFind

With the help of the unemployed who need to get sustenance the administration will have a much easier time controlling these people than they would if the people were employed. These private employers who give people independence and self-determination are just bumps in the road for Obama.

I’d say everything is going according to plan for the communists.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 6:58:38 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks to the moronic voters this once great nation is due for a severe case of diarrhea. After bankruptcies, f’up health care, higher taxes, riots in the streets and astronomic unemployment; maybe then the a$$h%%es will wake up.
17 posted on 11/11/2012 7:07:48 AM PST by kenmcg (t)
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18 posted on 11/11/2012 7:10:44 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Little Pig

From Freedom Works:

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/grusbf5/good-morning-america-heres-those-layoffs-you-voted

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Last night’s victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America.

It also means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion medical device tax, all the way down to the $600 million executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy.

Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course.

So with another four years for President Obama to look forward to, and the obvious inevitability of Obamacare that this entails, let’s examine the very real jobs that will be lost, and the very real lives that will be affected.

Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law.

Dana Holding Corp.

As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing “$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses”. After laying off several white collar staffers, company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.

Stryker

One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific

In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could “lead to significant job losses” for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.

Medtronic

In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.

Others

A short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:

Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs
Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs
Covidien - 595 layoffs
Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs
St. Jude Medical - 300 layoffs
Hill Rom - 200 layoffs
Beyond the complete elimination of a significant number of American jobs is another looming problem created by the health care law - a shift from full-time to part-time workers.

Sean Hackbarth of Free Enterprise explains:

A JP Morgan economist “points out that 8.3 million people are working in part-time jobs even though they’d prefer full-time work. Unfortunately, because of President Obama’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), workers in the hotel, restaurant, and retail industries could be pushed into part-time jobs working less than 30 hours per week.”

“Under the health care law, if a company has more than 50 “full time equivalent” workers, a combination of full and part-time employees, but doesn’t offer “affordable” coverage that meets the government’s minimum value standard, the company will have to pay a penalty. This penalty is determined by the number of full-time employees minus 30 full-time employees. So to reiterate a very important point: part-time workers are not part of the penalty formula. The health care law creates a perverse incentive to hire part-time versus full-time workers.”

Tangible examples of Obamacare causing a reduction in full-time workers:

Darden Restaurants

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Darden Restaurants, a casual dining chain best known for their Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, is “experimenting with limiting the hours of some of its workers to avoid health care requirements under the Affordable Care Act when they take effect in 2014”.

JANCOA Janitorial Services

The CEO of JANCOA, Mary Miller, testified to Congress that Obamacare was a “dream killer”, adding that one option she had to consider “is reducing the majority of my team members to part-time employment in order to reduce the amount that I will be penalized.”

Kroger

The American retailer in Cincinnati, Ohio recently was reported to be planning a significant slashing of their hourly workers. Doug Ross writes:

Operative Faith (a mid-level manager with the company) reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Darden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties.

According to the source, Obamacare could result in tens of thousands of Kroger employees being limited to working 28 hours per week.

Summary

This is by no means, meant to be an exhaustive list. But it is meant to provide examples of real companies, real jobs, and real names, soon to be added to the growing list of employment casualties provided by the inevitable implementation of Obamacare.

Last night, America voted for four more years of President Obama and his destructive economic and health care policies. By extension, America last night voted their approval of the aforementioned layoffs and overall work reduction.

Now we must accept the inevitable. Welcome to mourning in America.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 7:22:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

One little bit of schadenfreude. I have a sister who along with husband are huge Democrats and were overjoyed with Obama winning again. He’s an ex schoolteacher and hated Scott Walker (we live in Wisconsin). They have a daughter who is also a huge Obama fan. Here’s the kicker: my niece is a lazy a.. who is living down my sister’s basement. She’s quit one job without having another job to fall back on, and now my sister can’t get her out of the house. Too bad.(snicker)


20 posted on 11/11/2012 7:36:56 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

When unemployment shoots back above 10% in the next 6 months, I’m going to rub it in with every POS Obama voter I can.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 8:03:16 AM PST by Signalman
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To: SeekAndFind
Another factor in the drug and medical device layoffs is ambulance chasing lawyers. They are reviewing the published side effects to drugs and medical devices, advertising for people who have experienced them and then suing the companies. We have a lawyer here in Louisville who is going after dialysis providers. The result of which is that it is harder and harder to find dialysis here. This means people will die needlessly.I know people who used to work for BSC Urology. The division was eliminated due to frivilous lawsuits.
22 posted on 11/11/2012 8:30:08 AM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: Shady
With the WARN act, you have to give 60 days (in NY & CA 90 days) notice

That might cut spending on Valentine's Day which second to Christmas.

23 posted on 11/11/2012 8:58:04 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bgill

It’s nice that we know this. Half the country won’t.. He got about 51 % of the vote ? they won’t know because they won’t be told, unless of course they are laid off themselves.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 9:24:31 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: SeekAndFind; All
OCE North America -

Trumbull printer- and scanning-equipment provider Oce North America, Inc. will lay off 135 workers in three Connecticut communities, including East Hartford, according to its notice with the state Labor Department.

Oh Well, CT went D this year...if the citizens want to be Blue, they can be BLUE without WORK!!!

Nice going CT...what next, are you going to drive United Technologies out of CT?

25 posted on 11/11/2012 9:30:42 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Grand Union Family Markets Closing Storrs Location CT

Really not a surprise since it used to be an old A&P, and a new Price Chopper is going into a new shopping center buy UConn.

I won't blame ZERO for that closing!! I'll blame GU management (who should get jobs in the 0 administration, because they are worse than O!)

26 posted on 11/11/2012 9:36:07 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I work for a large corporation with several divisions. Mine is in the PetroChemical industry, suppling and manufacturing parts for it. We’ve been laying off people for about 6 weeks now and I do not believe it is ending soon. We’ve lost roughly 10 to 15% of our employees.We atrated with approx 90 at my facility and have lost about a dozen.I am in Texas, which is supposedly a safer place to be than most, but it is happening here now.(The Corporation is on the East Coast, however).


27 posted on 11/11/2012 10:28:46 AM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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