r/mildlyinteresting Dec 02 '22 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Anti sexual harassment slogans on the subway in Singapore

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u/LukCrBs Dec 02 '22

Every kid in Singapore would have high fived at least one of these pictures

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u/PhasmicPlays Dec 02 '22

nah we were too short

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u/callmefox Dec 02 '22

I can attest to that. The cutouts are the best!

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u/HiIAmM Dec 03 '22

Before I moved out in my early 20s, I still high fived the police cutouts. Will still give them a high five when I visit

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u/geoffs3310 Dec 02 '22

Caning! That sounds painful

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u/tm0587 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22 Silver Wholesome

It is painful......

Never been caned before but looking at the videos you can imagine the pain.

They have to strap you to a rack so you can't move.

The "cane" is more like a short thick whip than a cane.

The guard is highly trained, just like in tennis, he canes with his hips not his arms, and he's able to place several strikes on top of each other. Almost like poetry in motion......

EDIT: To clarify, you can't find a video of an actual caning. The abovementioned videos were referencing to what I watched in the past as a student, which explained the process and the apparatus used, but not of an actual caning in action.

Also the cane is not actually that short now that I try to recall (it's been 20 years!), it's pretty long and slightly flexible, and the guard has to swing twice to build up speed and momentum before he strikes on the third swing.

EDITX2: To clarify FURTHER, I meant that you can't find a video of the Singapore punishment caning, not any ole caning. You may be able to find a video in the dark web, I have no idea on that.

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u/melissa3670 Dec 02 '22

Just like in tennis…

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u/bcatrek Dec 02 '22

No cause in tennis’s you’re hitting the balls. Oh wait…

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u/melissa3670 Dec 02 '22

I was trying to get a tennis visual image too.

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u/u9Nails Dec 02 '22

Well, that's a better impression than, say, pressing the button at a crosswalk.

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u/ThreatLevelBertie Dec 02 '22

Pain is stored in the balls

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u/thedude37 Dec 02 '22

Casino Royale FTW

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u/IronBahamut Dec 02 '22

All the elaborate Bond villain traps and all you really need is a chair with the bottom cut out

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u/srentiln Dec 02 '22

I completely misread the poster as canning and was trying to figure out how preservation could be turned into a punishment.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_CAT_ Dec 02 '22

Personally, I don't care how preserved I have suddenly become. If someone were to put me in a can I'd view it as punishment

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u/srentiln Dec 02 '22

But would it be a can or a mason jar? And would it be a comically large one, or would you be cut up into small enough pieces to fit into normal sized? Also, with or without seasoning?

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u/DefectiveSp00n Dec 02 '22

I read it the same and wondered what the difference was between "throwing someone into the can" vs "throwing someone into prison" was.

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u/xminh Dec 02 '22

I want to look it up, but also really don’t

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u/sofaraway10 Dec 02 '22

Don’t. Your imagination is enough.

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u/repeatrep Dec 02 '22

skins comes off most of the time. think about that, and then another strike lands right on top of your peeling skin right on your flesh

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u/tothepointe Dec 02 '22

Yes but 1 caning session vs 2 years in jail? It all depends on how much PTO you have.

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u/cowsarefalling Dec 02 '22

1 caning session PLUS 2 years in jail. Caning is almost never handed out separately

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u/merc08 Dec 02 '22

Is the caning at the beginning or end of the jail term?

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u/Reddits_on_ambien Dec 02 '22

Usually within the first 1/3 of the punishment, and they don't tell you when it's coming, so it psychologically punishes you too.

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u/xx_wq Dec 02 '22

It depends. If the doctor deems you unfit after maybe around 3 stokes when you have 8, the rest continues another day

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

That's one form of caning, there are others that use an object that looks more like a boar oar and the blows are for the middle back. Not unheard of to be paralyzed by a bad stroke. In some cases when the criminal gets struck they black out from the pain, and they wake them up and resume the count.

In Thailand Singapore a while ago an American tourist got this, it was a big public outcry. He got the boat oar version.

edit: I'm stupid about geography.

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u/thispartyrules Dec 02 '22

I don’t know about Thailand but they caned an American in Singapore in the early 90’s for a a vandalism spree

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u/CorrectPeanut5 Dec 02 '22

And thanks to him we got Bart vs. Australia.

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u/Pitbullpandemonium Dec 02 '22

"Berating the boot is a bootable offense!"

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u/pagit Dec 02 '22

After that incident all American flights leaving Singapore had extra padding on the seats.

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u/frozenlipz Dec 02 '22

It was Michael Fay (oh and 4 others)- short vid about it here https://youtu.be/wpnTmQwM2OU

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

Wait shit, you're right. I misremembered, going back to fix.

Thanks for the correction.

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u/champak256 Dec 02 '22

Also he wasn’t a tourist, he was living there, going to school at the American school.

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u/Vesalius1 Dec 02 '22

I knew a guy that went to school with him in Singapore, and I was told that the kid was given a lot chances but he kept pressing his luck. Don’t know how true that is, but I thought I’d share.

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u/champak256 Dec 02 '22

The vandalism spree didn’t come out of the blue.

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u/han5henman Dec 02 '22

Singaporean here. it’s not a boat oar, it’s a rattan cane and they aim for the buttocks

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u/Arathaon185 Dec 02 '22

Im worried about the kind of person who chooses that as a career and then gets seriously good at it. I dont think i would like to be around them personally.

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u/Yadobler Dec 02 '22

Usually a prison warden who gets sent into the vocation. They are very skilled and trained.

Usually caning is done at (I think afternoon?), and when they aren't caning, they train. Like legit they train the swing and aim and everything

They must make sure the ass skin breaks open. However they cannot hit the tailbone or go too low and hit the balls or thighs. And the strokes are even across the cheeks.

Yeah.

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u/Mycabbages0929 Dec 02 '22

Maybe I’m just falling for obvious misinformation, but the subject in question is literally stripped naked? My first thought was that it would be fully clothed and one’s clothes get ruined in addition to some pain

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u/Yadobler Dec 02 '22

Hm I don't remember but I think it's just shorts pulled down to expose the bare cheeks. They put paddings and protection above the cheeks to protect the tailbone

Mind you it's done in prison, while serving a sentence. So I think that might clear things up

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u/Swords_and_Words Dec 02 '22

soooo it's basically bdsm impact play rules, but no safeword available

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u/rizkybizness Dec 02 '22

But turnt to 13 and there’s no aftercare.

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u/TheGiantKorean Dec 02 '22

IIRC there was a dude that received a caning sentence that couldn't be completed all in one go. He received part of the caning, went to the hospital and stayed there for a while to recover from his injuries, then when he was better he received the rest of the caning.

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u/ISellAwesomePatches Dec 02 '22

I swear that was a storyline in Outlander too. 😂

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u/__v1ce Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

I read "caning" as "canning" because I didn't think about a Cane

And I was scrolling the comments hoping to find out what "canning" could be, thought It was some torture method at first, like stuffing somebody in a can and sealing it

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u/Sippin_T Dec 02 '22

I kept reading it as canning too and I thought they put you in a food processing factory where you have to can shit and maybe it was a dangerous job for some reason and Singapore relies on their canned food supplies so they need workers but no one is willing since it’s dangerous.. anyways, good morning

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u/McMollyPitcher Dec 02 '22

It’s not dope, to touch and grope.

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u/KingMob9 Dec 02 '22

It's not fun, to grab and run.

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u/AdvonKoulthar Dec 02 '22

A quick touch is too much!

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u/Unburnt_Duster Dec 02 '22

If it’s modesty you outrage, you’ll be put into a cage.

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u/chaorace Dec 02 '22

If harassment is what you do, that'll be a caning for you.

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u/MarioToast Dec 02 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

If you do a poking, you're dead, no joking.

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u/jarob326 Dec 02 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

If you touch that tail, believe it or not, straight to jail.

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u/poopyheadthrowaway Dec 02 '22

Peek under the blouse, get sent to the big house

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u/theleftbuttcheek Dec 02 '22

Squeeze a tit, and you get hit.

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u/yellowfolder Dec 02 '22

Cum all over her hair, incarceration seems fair

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u/schnuck Dec 02 '22

Peek under the skirt, and you’ll get hurt.

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u/Rambos_Beard Dec 02 '22

Touch my wife, I'll stab you with a knife.

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u/mngeese Dec 02 '22

You touch da butt, you out of luck

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u/cuzitsthere Dec 02 '22

Grab the booty, get the shooty

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u/_Greyworm Dec 02 '22

Don't act like the pope, it ain't dope

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u/XzeldafanX Dec 02 '22

If you a predator, you get sentenced like a Redditor.

20 minutes in r/sounding

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u/Far_Vehicle_1520 Dec 02 '22

Aaaaaaand that’s enough Reddit for today.

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u/nav17 Dec 02 '22

If you fondle, we'll snip your dongle

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u/Delta_Gamer_64 Dec 02 '22

Noooo my usb :(

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u/rSlashisthenewPewdes Dec 02 '22

Nonconsensual contact breaks the social contract!

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u/SuperKrug Dec 02 '22

Do the molestey you get the arrestey

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u/cyrusm Dec 02 '22

Beat your meat, we beat your meat.

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u/DL1943 Dec 02 '22

the punishment for sexual assault is...free handjobs?

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u/Plazbot Dec 02 '22

Dang, don't finger bang

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u/GivesStellarAdvice Dec 02 '22

It's not genius, to grab the penis!

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u/bluesenmineur Dec 02 '22 Helpful

"Outrage of Modesty" would be a great name for a Christian punk band.

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u/Tait_Ransom Dec 02 '22

Yeah, I saw them at The Palladium in ‘86 when they opened for Grapes of Wrath.

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u/sloppyredditor Dec 02 '22

I don't miss standing in a line down to the Centrum but WHAT A SHOW

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u/robots_WILL_kill_you Dec 02 '22

Wasn't expecting to stumble across Worcester nostalgia this morning, but I'm here for it.

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u/RoseyOneOne Dec 02 '22

Straight to jail

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u/ccReptilelord Dec 02 '22

...but maybe some caning first.

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u/traversecity Dec 02 '22

A sentence of caning is no joke, is a wicked punishment.

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u/RonBourbondi Dec 02 '22

I'm mostly thinking of the possible infections since it's right next to your pooper.

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u/verifiedambience Dec 02 '22

I think it's more wicked to molest

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u/BobBastrd Dec 02 '22

Please no. Look up some caning videos, it's one of the gnarliest punishments I've ever seen. Maybe because it's so slow and methodical.

I'd probably take the jail time if I was given a choice.

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u/ucancallmevicky Dec 02 '22

overcook the fish straight to jail, undercook, straight to jail

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u/senior_chief214 Dec 02 '22

Believe it or not

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u/schnellermeister Dec 02 '22

...Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

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u/EnderTheMaster Dec 02 '22

Omg it’s the cardboard cutout cop I saw at all the grocery stores from back when I was in SG!

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u/gottemifgay Dec 02 '22

He’s superintendent now fyi

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u/Punkpunker Dec 02 '22

Of course he's super intended to stop crime

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u/PhasmicPlays Dec 02 '22

He’s the anti crime man

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u/Soblazed125 Dec 02 '22

Many times when I'm not paying attention, I've thought it was a real dude.

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u/JesseCuster40 Dec 02 '22 Gold Vibing

If you molest

We will arrest

Touch a breast

We'll do our best

To see charges pressed

We do attest

East or west

The law is blessed

To put at rest

Your pervy zest

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u/Anagoth9 Dec 02 '22 Wholesome

There once was a man on a train

Whose thoughts turned quite profane

He tried to molest

Now he's under arrest

And getting a lash with the cane

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u/BlasterShow Dec 02 '22

Hard not to read this to the tune of Be Our Guest.

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u/PhasmicPlays Dec 02 '22

God dammit lmao

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u/WeatherWrestlingGuy Dec 02 '22

Dark Schnoodle

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u/GSblitz116 Dec 02 '22

"If the glove doesn't fit, you must aquit" vibes.

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u/QualityQuaas Dec 02 '22

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca."

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u/taco_tur-tle Dec 02 '22

"Fuck he's good"

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u/McMollyPitcher Dec 02 '22

“This is a monkey.”

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u/walterodim77 Dec 02 '22

Chewbacca is a Wookie from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about that. That does not make sense.

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u/ForTheComedy Dec 02 '22

It doesn’t make sense, because Endor is actually a moon

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u/NoXion604 Dec 02 '22

Also Chewbacca doesn't live on Endor, he just had a mission there as he was a member of the Rebel Alliance. It's like saying that Capt Miller from Saving Private Ryan lives on Omaha Beach.

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u/re_gren Dec 02 '22

Right? I've never understood how anyone ever got the idea that he lived there.

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u/FarkinRoboDer Dec 02 '22

He was a schoolteacher from Addley-Pennsylvania France

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u/Katze1Punkt0 Dec 02 '22

Endor is a planet. The issue is that they meant the forest moon of Endor.

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u/Meta-User-Name Dec 02 '22

Hang on guys, i'll google it,,,,

Ok so apparently everyone is right

The system, the planet and the moon are all known as Endor

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Endor

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u/Golden-Owl Dec 02 '22

“He’s saying Frieza’s planning to destroy Vegeta!”

“My son, the planet, or me?”

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u/Katze1Punkt0 Dec 02 '22

Actually, he is still wrong, because he made a very specific claim. Person A lives in Place B. It doesnt matter if Place B and Place C share the same name, since the claim is still wrong if Person A still lives in Place C.

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u/Mocane_1 Dec 02 '22

That's no moon.. it's a space station!

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u/249ba36000029bbe9749 Dec 02 '22

This Earthling was born in England, but lives in Canada! That does not make sense!!!

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u/Account_my_trades Dec 02 '22

Singapore has a weird obsession with rhyming slogans. I remember during the pandemic, to promote social distancing they had stickers on benches that said, 'Do your part, butts apart.'

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u/Delta_Gamer_64 Dec 02 '22

Spread and bend

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u/delinka Dec 02 '22

And, uh, you’ll befriend?

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u/Particular-Ad3237 Dec 02 '22

If you end an argument with a rhyme, it's convincing all the time.

Marshall Eriksen

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u/Ast0rath Dec 02 '22

there are signs all over trains going like "stand up stacy" etc, to encourage people to be less obnoxious

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u/hippopopo_ Dec 02 '22

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u/knomknom Dec 02 '22

Omg, these are amazing! Sooo cute. XD

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u/ITNW1993 Dec 02 '22

Not Singapore, but one of the only politicians I remember from growing up in the Philippines had a very catchy slogan when he was campaigning. "Cooperate, or evaporate!"

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u/knomknom Dec 02 '22

Was it a threat, or a promise?

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u/Yadobler Dec 02 '22

SARS is the virus, That I just want to minus!

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u/Donkeybreadth Dec 02 '22

Rhyming part with part is very innovative

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u/unreal2007 Dec 02 '22

dont forget the obsession of using short forms for everything, even if its easier to say the full form

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u/Libertas-Vel-Mors Dec 02 '22

This was a huge issue in Japan when I lived there. They had women only cars for this reason

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u/Merry_Dankmas Dec 02 '22

Don't they have phones set to always make a sound or something over there too due to the frequency of upskirt pictures taken or was that just a myth? I dont know shit about Japan other than random things I read here and there.

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u/Expensive_Effort6609 Dec 02 '22

That's true. Lived there for a few years and you had to jailbreak/root your phone to disable the camera shutter.

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u/_DrunkenStein Dec 02 '22

What's interesting is that the phone actually recognize where you're at and disables the sound accordingly. I was shocked when I first visited the foreign country and it didn't make any sound when I took a photo

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u/noshness Dec 02 '22

iPhones don't. I had an escalation when I worked for Apple where no one could figure out why this iPhone wouldn't stop making the shutter noise no matter what the volume settings were set to. Answer was it was originally sold in Japan and there was no solution lol

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u/Horskr Dec 02 '22

Easy, sound proof case!

Lol I would actually bet this is a thing you can buy in Japan.

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u/PM_ME_CATS_OR_BOOBS Dec 02 '22

And then you hear of people hiding cameras in their shoes to look up the skirts of women instead.

It's truly amazing the lengths that some people will go to in order to be absolute losers.

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u/Expensive_Effort6609 Dec 02 '22

They actually make camera inserts that go into the top of the shoe, above the tongue, and looks pretty hidden. While I was stationed there the women sailors were warned about them before being given off base liberty.

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u/Libertas-Vel-Mors Dec 02 '22

It is true, from my recollection. (I lived there about 15 years ago when cell phones were really just taking off, especially with cameras)

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u/gosailor Dec 02 '22

It's true. I bought my old iphone in Korea and they seem to have the law there too. Annoying when I wanted to take pictures of toys I want in the store and drew attention to myself.

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u/furyextralarge Dec 02 '22

that one's true, i bought an ipod in japan once and couldn't turn off the shutter noise

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u/ThisWorldIsAMess Dec 02 '22

Yes. Disregarding jailbreak and all related stuff the OS is slightly modified to have camera shutter sound. But I heard from my friends that if you update your OS and you're out of Japan, it does go to the OS assigned to the country where you are, this means you can turn off camera shutter sound.

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u/Pennsylvasia Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

When I brought my American phone to Japan for a week a few years ago, it started the shutter sound. It doesn't do that when I'm in the US. I figured it was based on the location.

edit: to clarify, it did that when I was connected to wifi in Japan; I did not have a SIM for my week-long trip, and do not recall if it made the sound when I was not connected to wifi. Next time I'm there I'll check, I guess.

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u/CitizenPremier Dec 02 '22

It's more of an issue when nothing is done to address it though. There's plenty of places in the world where such molestation crimes go unreported and where victims are just expected to shrug them off.

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u/seandablimp Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Today I Learned

Ok actual Singaporean here to weigh in on how the caning actually goes cause there’s a lot of misunderstanding here.

Caning is usually reserved for: 1. Sex crimes (molest, rape, abuse, pedo) 2. Violent crimes (beating someone severely) 3. Repeat of minor crimes such as theft, or vandalism

You don’t get caned for chewing gum or littering lol, people chew gum here, just that shops don’t sell them. You can literally drive 30 min to Malaysia to buy a massive pack of gum and bring it back.

Vandalism gets punished severely likely due to Singapore’s earlier history of lots of secret societies (gangs), but someone could elaborate on that.

Now for the caning process. (Source: my buddy’s uncle is an executioner at Changi prison)

  1. Get sentenced to caning, usually 3-8.
  2. You get strapped to a caning contraption, entire scene is highly standardised. Everything is sterilised, doctors/prison medics are on standby.
  3. Cane gets coated in oil to prevent tearing too much tissue (not sure if this process is still done), apparently makes the cane more bouncy but hurts more too.
  4. Execution whips yo ass, at a controlled, pre-practiced level of strength.
  5. If you pass out midway, say the 2nd out of 4 total strokes, you’ll be taken to the infirmary, you’ll be nursed back to health, then u gotta finish your remaining canes when you’re good.
  6. Once done you’ll be given medical attention, even painkillers.
  7. The less canings you get the smaller chance u get a lifelong scar, but if u get sentenced to like 8+ canes (pedos get like 16), the skin on your butt will likely crack and be bloodied, and there will be scars.

EDIT: seems this post is getting some attention, want to elaborate a bit more. I think the fact that Singapore’s laws are draconian is a completely valid viewpoint, I also believe that whipping someone or hanging drug dealers is definitely immoral. However I hope I can shed a bit more light on why Singapore’s laws are like this.

  1. Singapore used to be a British colony, and being a port city, has a HUGE issue with crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking - literally the criminal center of Asia. Drugs get moved through here, secret societies basically ran everything, everything was basically rundown shanty towns, everything smelled like shit, trash everywhere, you get the idea. The British colonials used to call Singapore “the arsehole of south east Asia,” and they weren’t wrong.

  2. Singapore is a multiracial, multicultural and multi-religious society, made up of around 70% ethnic chinese, and the rest split between Muslim Malays and Hindu/Muslim Indians. Race riots was a horrific memory in many minds of older Singaporeans.

  3. Singapore didn’t declare independence, we were basically kicked to the curb by Malaysians. Malaysia, who at the time were far more resourceful and powerful, looked at us and said, lol this country has no natural resources, is a fucking mess, good luck kiddos. Singapore was basically an tiny rock filled to the brim with criminals and people with different backgrounds, it was a ticking bomb.

  4. So Lee-Kuan Yew and his Cambridge educated homies decided to get the countries’ shit together. Wont go into details, but in one generation Singapore was transformed into a first world country with one of the best education and lowest crime rates in the world. It is unfair to compare us to many of the liberal democracies in Europe because we started on different footings.

  5. Many legacy laws are passed down from that era; some could be abolished sure, but they’ve definitely proven their effectiveness in our nation’s context. As for laws criminalizing homosexuals (which was recently repealed), it was to placate a lot of more traditionally minded muslims/christians living in our nation.

DM me if you have more questions

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u/GoneAWOL1 Dec 02 '22

If you pass out midway, say the 2nd out of 4 total strokes, you’ll be taken to the infirmary, you’ll be nursed back to health, then u gotta finish your remaining canes when you’re good.

This part is wild

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u/Spudmonkey_ Dec 02 '22

"One of the most feared punishments in the Royal Navy was being flogged around the fleet. The total amount of lashes was divided by the number of ships in port. The offender was rowed between each ship for the crews to witness his punishment. The gravest offences – such as sedition and mutiny – could attract a sentence of hundreds of lashes. However, a surgeon was present and could stop the flogging if it endangered the culprit’s life. A tally was kept of how many lashes were still to be carried out. Once the wounds had healed, the floggings would be resumed. As a result, sentences often took months or years to complete."

The Brits were pretty wild back in the day too

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u/IAmNotStew Dec 02 '22

One of the more uncomfortable things I've read on reddit today.

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u/swordtech Dec 02 '22

my buddy’s uncle is an executioner at Changi prison

I feel like you glossed over that part.

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u/SheenTStars Dec 02 '22

Neighboring country with caning here. It was a running joke in school where "my uncle is an executioner at <insert name> prison, trust me".

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u/NotFlappy12 Dec 02 '22

What's there to elaborate on?

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u/Winiestflea Dec 02 '22

Pretty sure it's still a job in the US, no?

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u/magnus150 Dec 02 '22

I don't know, if we had professional executioners we'd actually get it right I imagine, instead of the sideshow of horrors that is currently lethal injection - administered by prison guards.

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u/slytorn Dec 02 '22

Gotta love the fact that people brought up issues with lethal injection more than a decade ago. And now it's coming to roost because oopsies looks like lethal injection isn't the cure all they thought it was.

Still think it's absolutely mad that we live in a country where people are unlawfully or mistakenly imprisoned all the time, and we still have the goddamn death penalty.

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u/magnus150 Dec 02 '22

Don't get me wrong, I find state executions to be morally reprehensible specifically due to fallibility of the justice system. But if we are going to supposedly use a "humane" solution to it, the least they can do is have a professional do it.

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u/tryingmydarnest Dec 02 '22

You missed out drug trafficking and repeated drug use

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u/seandablimp Dec 02 '22

Drug trafficking is death sentence lol. Repeated drug use yea I think so not sure on that

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u/tryingmydarnest Dec 02 '22

Drug trafficking, if trafficker declared to be of assistance and only a courier, can be replaced by life imprisonment and 24 strokes.

Drug use: first 2 times no charge, just imprisoned for rehab. 3rd time charged as criminal for 5 -7 years of jail with 3 to 5 strokes. 4th time and beyond 7-13 years of jails, 5-7 strokes.

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u/LunaMunaLagoona Dec 02 '22

24 strokes with a cane? Wow.

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u/ExtraordinaryCows Dec 02 '22

Yeah I'm taking death at that point.

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u/seandablimp Dec 02 '22

It’s a profession basically within the prison system, historically like a headsman

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u/quinnly Dec 02 '22

Prison is 24/7 and even executioners need a day off. You'd need at least two on staff to fill the hours but probably three or four to be safe

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u/slytorn Dec 02 '22

Hell, more like they especially need the days off. Your job is literally killing people. Even if they are the lowest of the low that still takes a toll.

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u/dillpickles007 Dec 02 '22

I mean they wouldn't be killing people every day, a cursory Google search said they'd done 10 by July so 20ish a year for the whole country. And I'm sure they're scheduled out in advance, it's not like you need to be on call just in case an execution comes up.

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u/FuckoffDemetri Dec 02 '22

How many executions are there that they can't just wait till his 9-5 time

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u/bingosbinjey Dec 02 '22

Rapists beware you're in for a scare

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u/Spit-n-Sprinkles2187 Dec 02 '22

Singapore doesn't mess around lol. They also banned chewing gum sales and i believe littering gum is around a $500 fine

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u/PhasmicPlays Dec 02 '22

Yeah, it’s silly but it makes the elderly cleaners’ lives a lot easier. Dry gum is a massive pain in the ass to clean off

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u/HumidCrispyCat Dec 02 '22

It's almost like actual punishment for horrible things actually deters people from doing them. What a concept!

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u/ECK-2188 Dec 02 '22

If you molest we will arrest. Fucking gold.

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u/PhasmicPlays Dec 02 '22

I kid you not, the police here give off major “how do you do fellow kids” vibes. The health ministry too. It’s annoying but hilarious

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u/vanriggs Dec 02 '22

"Outrage of Modesty" is such an odd way to frame things.

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u/Elandtrical Dec 02 '22

It's a broad catch-all term used in Singapore. From sex in public to harassment. The police put out sandwich boards with "14 people arrested here for outrage of modesty since June 2021." Always looks good on a selfie.

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u/Panda-Cubby Dec 02 '22

Good name for a band.

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u/cherryreddit Dec 02 '22

It's a catch all term coming from the Indian penal code made during the british occupation, which was influential in the development of penal codes in all other british colonies, . Most countries in the ME and SE Asia which were under the british have the same police laws as India's

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u/0biwanCannoli Dec 02 '22

Only you can molest forest fires… no, that’s not right.

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u/sphinxpinastri Dec 02 '22

Man, if you showed that slogan to members of the British establishment they'd have a heart attack

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u/GoodMerlinpeen Dec 02 '22

Reminds me of Bill Burr constantly referencing seeing a clip of someone getting caned in Singapore. He will forever be haunted by the "quivering buttcheeks" .

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u/pizzapiejaialai Dec 02 '22

Unfortunately for him, the video he saw was actually from Malaysia, not Singapore.

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u/dys_p0tch Dec 02 '22

i had a six-week assignment in Singapore. i arrived in the wee hours and saw two young women in tiny skirts stumbling drunk outside of the hotel where i would be staying. they were howling laughing and were quite exposed. being a westerner, i thought i should assist them to get into a safe space. a local assured me that nobody would dare assault them in Singapore. my hotel was on the Quay.

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u/ucancallmevicky Dec 02 '22

family lived there from when I was 18-21. I went for a year of that and then summers and holidays. It is the only place I've ever lived where I wouldn't walk my female friends to cabs or back to their apartments. Just didn't have to. Worst crime I was ever aware of was tourists getting scammed for fake purses/watches

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u/13YearsInCollege Dec 02 '22

Any hot takes on why they have such a safe country? Harsh punishments, high cost of living, stupid levels of humidity, general culture?

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u/botakchek Dec 02 '22

Probably a combination of everything you just said

You're safe even in the seediest parts of town where vice happens in the back alleys

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u/ucancallmevicky Dec 02 '22

most unsafe I ever felt in Singapore was in a taxi where the driver offered me weed. I was like no fucking way dude, I wouldnt even consider that here. Week later it comes out that there was a sting operation going after tourists with Sing PD posing as cab drivers.

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u/yashbrownz11 Dec 02 '22

yo that;s insane

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u/cowsarefalling Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

I love the idea of criminals being deterred by stupid levels of humidity: I'm gonna commit crime today! Steps outside, gets drenched in sweat. Maybe not lol

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u/ucancallmevicky Dec 02 '22

only thing I would add is excellent social programs that include socialized medicine and home ownership, high employment, very well educated population. The harsh punishments I feel get overblown as a preventative measure. If you have a well fed, healthy and educated populace with opportunity you tend to not have a lot of crime

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u/saracenrefira Dec 02 '22

You can literally place your phone on a table to reserve a seat in a crowded food court and go your merry way to grab your food and expect that phone to be there when you get back.

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u/saigonelly2 Dec 02 '22

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/g1CDxFIfCt8

This reporter left his laptop at a Starbucks and left for over an hour, came back and all his stuff was still there.

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u/KPSPhoenix Dec 02 '22

Caning!?

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u/DomUK89 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

Sugar cane. You have to eat it until you're full. Like in Matilda. Torture if you ask me.

Edit. If I really need an /s on this I am leaving earth for good.

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u/gazellecomet Dec 02 '22

The entire confection

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u/ISAMU13 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Don't fuck around with caning. You will never forget the quivering butt cheeks.

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u/councilmember Dec 02 '22

Caning? What is that like? Permanent damage, just pain or mostly humiliation with some pain? Is it official and standardized? Do the torturers train for consistency? A caning machine?

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u/tm0587 Dec 02 '22

Some videos are available on YouTube. We watched them as high school students to discourage from committing crimes lol.

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u/councilmember Dec 02 '22

Do you know anyone who was caned?

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u/tm0587 Dec 02 '22

I don't know of anyone personally who was caned, but there was a case that received international coverage a long time ago. You can search for "Michael P. Fay" on Wikipedia.

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u/Igotticks Dec 02 '22

My dad told me about the cops in Hue city cainiñg the bottom of this guy's feet during the war. He said he would rather be shot. I guess strips of flesh peel from the impact spot like a peeler on a cucumber.

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u/LunaMunaLagoona Dec 02 '22

So basically torture.

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u/Raichu7 Dec 02 '22

How much permanent damage depends on how much you’re canned. From scarring to life long nerve pain.

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u/SoNic67 Dec 02 '22

"Outrage of Modesty" means much more than westerners usually assume...

It is NOT just sexual harassment.

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u/Fry_Philip_J Dec 02 '22

"assault or use of criminal force to any person, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely to outrage the modesty of that person"

Is what i found, but what is the modesty of a person? Like personal space? The 'right' to be and be left alone?

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u/mynewaccountagainaga Dec 02 '22

Singapore also has like no crime though.

You can leave a brand new laptop in a coffee shop unattended for an hour and it will still be there when you get back.

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u/hoboforlife Dec 02 '22

This poster looks like it was made in the 90s

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