Friday Night at the Movies – Southern Comfort

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Another glorious Friday night has found you here. We are happy you decided to stop on by. The entertainment that comprises our Friday Night Flight is an intense cinematic masterpiece that I attempted to present here some time ago but there was a technical glitch that caused the video to quit playing around Six Minutes as the sound continued. That was no fun at all. I’ve checked it out now and things seem to be running perfectly. Because a loyal viewer requested that it be featured here again soon, I have brought it back for a second run.

I love this movie and have not seen it in a long time. Actually this movie is very special to me. When it hit the theaters I was in High School and had already made my military career choice. This movie scared the crap out of me. This movie is able to engage the viewer in such a way as to make them feel the dread of the characters.

I could see how something like what was portrayed in the movie could happen.

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A gift to al Qaeda from POTUS XXXOOO


“Folks.”

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the architects of 9/11 are now “folks”.

You know, “folks”, like Aunt Pearl and Uncle Eddie over in Springville… and we tortured them.

“Folks.”

Evidently we waterboarded Aunt Bee and Floyd Lawson.

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Team Obama Announces Mid-East Policy Shift

Since Everything they do fails, they’re attempting to fail:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a surprising foreign policy change, U.S. officials have announced a new Middle Eastern strategy of attempting to deliberately destabilize the region in hopes that the plan will backfire, Duffel Blog has learned.

Secretary of State John Kerry described the new ‘Hail Mary’ plan at a State Department briefing earlier this morning.

“After careful analysis, we have concluded that the only thing our previous Middle Eastern policies have in common is failure,” Kerry said. “Therefore, we’ve decided that we’re going to attempt to destabilize the Middle East as much as possible in the hope that this plan will fail as well.”

Kerry then announced that the United States had formally recognized Palestine as an independent state, but was also in the process of shipping tanks and helicopter gunships to Israeli settlers. When asked why the arms were not being shipped to the Israeli Army, Kerry explained that it had been labeled a terrorist organization as part of the sweeping initiative. Other elements of the plan will include trucking Shiites into traditionally Sunni areas and vice versa, supplying weapons grade plutonium to Iran, and providing fully assembled suitcase-sized nuclear weapons to any state or armed group that wants them.

Kerry then turned over the briefing to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to discuss some of the plan’s military aspects.

“As we speak, cruise missiles are in the air targeting the Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Al Aqsa Mosque,” said Hagel. “In order to prevent any of them from being rebuilt, the entire Temple Mount will be resettled with tigers displaced by habitat loss. We debated using lions, but decided that a non-indigenous predator would cause greater instability.”

I love me some Duffel Blog.

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“Audio tape of Bill Clinton from the day before 9/11 confirms he skipped chance to kill bin Laden”

This is from the UK Daily Mail. They make it sound like Clinton was sad about it. They include this image of him to reinforce the sadness:

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An audio tape of Bill Clinton released on Wednesday confirmed longstanding reports that he ‘could have killed’ Osama bin Laden but decided not to because he was concerned about civilian casualties in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The audio recording, made with Clinton’s permission by former president of Australia’s Liberal Party Michael Kroger and released to Sky News by Kroger, reveals Clinton telling the former Australian politician and more than two dozen Australian businessman about the missed opportunity during a visit to Australia several months after the end of his presidency.

The conversation eerily took place the day before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks masterminded by bin Laden.

‘Osama bin Laden — he’s a very smart guy. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about him, and I nearly got him once,’ Clinton can be heard saying in the recording.”

Many of you may remember, however, the book that was released in June of 2004 by LTC Robert Patterson. Patterson was tasked with carrying the ‘Football’, or the secret nuclear codes, for Clinton. The book was titled ‘Dereliction of Duty’.

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In it Patterson tells us that Clinton had at more than one opportunity to kill Bin Ladin but dithered every time.

Bill Clinton, as President, refused to take action to prevent the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Hillary would be less decisive, I think.

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Meet The New Chief-of-Staff, US Army Europe

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While certainly a joke, this is no laughing matter. This is absolutely unbelievable! I have served with and under commanders from other nations. My concern is not typical isolationist paranoia. I get that coalitions must share responsibilities, but to install a foreign officer as the Chief-of-Staff of a US Army (or any other uniformed service) Major Command (AF equivalent) is unthinkable in any administration other than the lead-from-behind Obaman Regime.

We are currently culling war-fighters and purging the ranks of critical-thinking leaders, while simultaneously promoting the integration of foreign officers into our Major Command ranks. How long until a foreigner is the Chief Of Staff of the US Army? Chairman of the Joint Chiefs?

This foreigner will (ostensibly) hold equal sway with 8 American Surface Component Commanders as the 2nd command level leadership of the US Army.

A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.

Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, most recently the commander of Germany’s 12th Panzer Brigade in Amberg, and chief of staff of Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany. He could report to duty as early as Monday.

Laubenthal also has served as military assistant to the deputy commander of operations and assistant chief of staff of operations for NATO forces in Kosovo.

As the major staff assistant to USAREUR commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, Laubenthal will synchronize the command’s staff activities much as American predecessors have in the past.

“This is a bold and major step forward in USAREUR’s commitment to operating in a multinational environment with our German allies,” said Campbell.

“U. S. and German senior military leaders have been serving together in NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan for years. Sustaining the shared capability from this experience will benefit both the U. S. and German armies,” said Campbell who has headed the Army’s largest and oldest overseas command since 2012.

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Another Answer To Bloomberg’s Silly Anti-Gun Ad

There is something about a shotgun…

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Pelosi to Media: “We Need You To Be Messengers For Our Side”

Pelosi was asked by a reported why the people of the United States are not eager to have Democrats retake the House. She says it is the fault of the media. They have not convinced the people yet.

Here you are. Here is your assignment, news people. Tell the people what we want you to say.

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“Why Do American Jews Support Obama?”

President Obama has shown himself to be no friend of Israel. He has supported their enemies and has told Jewish leaders that Israel must concede to Hamas, for instance. Under his leadership he has sent money to Hamas but has restricted travel to, and assistance for, Israel. So why do Jews in the United States still support him?

It took a Canadian interviewer to actually ask a Jew that question. Has this question ever been asked by an American news person?

In this case it was asked of Ben Shapiro. Shapiro is a Jew and a conservative. He is also very lucid in his explanation. This is a revealing six minutes. Shapiro shows us why The majority of American Jews will never support conservative principles.

Hat tip to Kate for finding this

In a related manner Kate also has a post that explains the anti-Semitism of the left. She has a link to an article in thee UK Telegraph which explains that it is not a new problem. It is written by Daniel Hannan. Many of you know that Hannan has been warning the world about the left, including President Obama. It begins with this video:


Hannan then goes on to say:

How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-Semite?” Adolf Hitler asked his party members in 1920. No one thought it an odd question. Anti-Semitism was at that time widely understood to be part of the broader revolutionary movement against markets, property and capital.
The man who coined the term “socialism,” the nineteenth-century French revolutionary, Pierre Leroux, had told his comrades: “When we speak of the Jews, we mean the Jewish spirit – the spirit of profit, of lucre, of gain, of speculation; in a word, the banker’s spirit.”
The man who popularised the term “anti-Semitism” had taken a similar line. Wilhelm Marr, a radical nineteenth-century German Leftist, may not have been the first person to use the word, but he certainly – and approvingly – brought it to a wide audience: “Anti-Semitism is a Socialist movement,” he pronounced, “only nobler and purer in form than Social Democracy”.

So it’s about hate but it’s also about demonizing capitalism. How convenient for Socialists to try to destroy capitalism and to paint Jews as the face of it.

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IRS agrees to monitor your preachers’ sermons

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This isn’t from a parody news site. I checked.

Government’s assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage.

A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches’ violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit.

The FFRF has temporarily withdrawn its suit in return for the IRS’s agreement to monitor sermons and homilies for proscribed speech that the foundation believes includes things like condemnation of gay marriage and criticism of ObamaCare for its contraceptive mandate.

The irony of this agreement is that it’s being enforced by the same Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS that was once headed by Lois “Fifth Amendment” Lerner and that openly targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups.

Lois Lerner wanted to know the content of our prayers. Now her successors are to monitor the content of your pastor’s sermons. The government is in the very best of hands, isn’t it?

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One of the risks of open carry demonstrations…

If you are going to carry a loaded rifle through the airport, you had better not sweep anyone with the muzzle.

A man who works as a director at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix was arrested Friday after he carried a rifle into Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix police said.

Peter Steinmetz, 54, of Tempe, was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of two counts of disorderly conduct for displaying a deadly weapon.

The counts stem from when Steinmetz removed the AR-15 from his shoulder and the muzzle faced toward a woman and her daughter in a waiting area in Terminal 4, according to police. Both the woman and her daughter reported fearing for their safety, police said.

Police said Steinmetz was first observed buying a cup of coffee in the airport with the gun slung over his shoulder. They said Steinmetz walked to the eastern end of the third-level lobby and stopped in front of the B gates.

This is exactly what I have been talking about. Carrying a long gun in public is radically different from carrying a concealed, holstered sidearm. A long gun gets handled. A long gun gets pointed. A man handling a weapon who points it at my kid – even if accidental – is brandishing as far as I am concerned.

I support open carry laws. We should, in times of riots, looting and general lawlessness, open carry our long guns. On a peaceful day there is no reason to carry a loaded AR-15 through Sky Harbor International Airport.

I have no sympathy for this man.

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#GruberGate: Tale of the Tapes

Obamacare: It’s whatever you want it to be right now!

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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Belgian Doctor Refuses To Treat Jew

Wow.

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A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.

The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizeable Orthodox Jewish population, the local Jewish monthly Joods Actueel reported Thursday.

The woman, Bertha Klein, had her son, who is American, call the hotline at 11 p.m.

“I’m not coming,” the doctor reportedly told the son and hung up. When the son called again, the doctor said: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.” According to Joods Actueel, the doctor confirmed the exchange, saying he had an “emotional reaction.”

Health ministry officials were looking into the incident, according to the monthly’s online edition. According to Joods Actueel, the doctor knew the patient was Jewish because of Klein’s son’s American accent.

The family called a friend, Samuel Markowitz, who is an alderman of the Antwerp district council and a volunteer paramedic. He called the doctor to confirm the exchange, and also recorded their conversation.

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Obama Does Job Less Than Any POTUS Since Grover Cleveland

Debbie Downer: Best DNC Chief ever?

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Full Frontal Propoganda

I was reading the USA Today, on the way into the office this morning. I couldn’t help but notice the overtly hostile tone being directed at Israel by the American Media.

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There was an entire page dedicated to the crap you see above. Notice the subtitle “Gaza residents thought cease-fire was in effect”. Maybe they should have checked with Hamas, who chose to unilaterally end the cease-fire by launching rockets into Israel.

Below, you will see a tweet from the official AP account. The tweet was sent and “ammended” 4 hours later. There is no objectivity in the media.

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Hat-tip to Zero Hedge for the AP tweets. I remember seeing the first one when it came out. Zero Hedge caught the change.

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Great Job If You Can Get It

Former NSA Chief wants a million bucks a month for advice on cyber attacks. That from the guy who initiated more cyber breaches than anyone ever.

Sounds like the Clintons are pikers.

Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former commander of U.S. Cyber Command, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C.

Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former commander of U.S. Cyber Command, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C.

As the four-star general in charge of U.S. digital defenses, Keith Alexander warned repeatedly that the financial industry was among the likely targets of a major attack. Now he’s selling the message directly to the banks.

Joining a crowded field of cyber-consultants, the former National Security Agency chief is pitching his services for as much as $1 million a month. The audience is receptive: Under pressure from regulators, lawmakers and their customers, financial firms are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into barriers against digital assaults.”

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Ah, The Brilliance Of The Collective

Centralized government control has its adherents. There are not many here on the Revo but there are plenty in other places. Do you suppose they would be proud of this idiocy?

Really, what were they thinking? Maybe the design was peer reviewed.

China gets wooden spoon for right-angled running track

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Sports officials in northeast China have claimed the gold medal for incompetence after authorising the construction of a running track with right-angled corners.

The track was completed recently as part of a major refurbishment of a 100,000 sq ft stadium in Heilongjiang province’s Tonghe County.

The stadium itself appears to have been impressively built and features an immaculately laid artificial grass football pitch at its centre.

But the running track’s designers got their angles badly wrong – painting 90-degree corners onto the track rather than the usual curves.”

The designers would have gotten a bonus in the United States.

More at the UK Telegraph

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Now I Understand Why Chelsea Clinton Gets $75,000 For A Speech

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And Hill and Billy each get a quarter million. As I said before, we will know when Hillary is running for President because she won’t be able to charge for a campaign speech.

Or will she? In this upside-down Bizzarro world anything is possble now.

From PJ Media:

Say, the Clintons’ ‘Speaking Fees’ Sure Look Like Hefty Foreign Bribes

A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clintongave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton‘s tenure as secretary of state.

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released Wednesday in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton’s proposed speeches did not object to a single one.

State Department legal advisers, serving as “designated agency ethics officials,” approved Bill Clinton’s speeches in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Panama,Turkey, Taiwan, India, the Cayman Islands and other countries.

The memos approving Mr. Clinton’s speeches were routinely copied to Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s senior counsel and chief of staff.”

Hmmm. That’s quite a list of countries. And it happened while she was Secretary of State. What were they paying for? This thing could have legs.

More from Daley Gator: JUDICIAL WATCH: DOCUMENTS SHOW CLINTONS TURNED STATE DEPARTMENT INTO RACKET TO LINE THEIR OWN POCKETS

Here is the Judicial Watch Article

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This is an anti-gun ad?

I think the ad makes a damned fine case for people – especially women living alone – to be armed. This young mother was in big damned trouble whether her ex had a gun or not. The police were NOT going to protect her. Whether or not her ex was armed, this woman had only one available means to defend herself and her child: With a firearm.

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When is a tax not a tax?

When it is the Individual Mandate fine tax.

A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled against a challenge to Obamacare’s individual mandate based on the origination clause of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court held in NFIB v. Sebelius (2012) that Obamacare’s individual mandate was constitutional because it was a tax. The Constitution also says tax legislation must originate in the House.

But the Obamacare individual mandate tax did not originate in the House. Senate Democrats took a House bill that provided tax credits to veterans purchasing new homes, gutted its language and “amended” it with the language that would become Obamacare.

Todd Gaziano, one of the lawyers for Matt Sissel, likened this amendment to “the complete destruction of a house and the erection of a massive skyscraper on the same street address.”

In a unanimous ruling in Tuesday’s case, Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the D.C. Circuit panel held that since the individual mandate’s purpose was to require people to buy health insurance, not to raise revenue, the law did not need to comply with the origination clause.

So let’s review…

SCOTUS says the Individual Mandate is a tax because, if it were a fine, it would be illegal under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.

But…

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals says the Individual Mandate is not a tax because, since it didn’t rise from the House of Representatives from whence all tax laws must originate, it would be illegal under the Origination Clause of Article One of the Constitution.

See? It can be thought of simultaneously as a tax and a fine or neither. The Individual Mandate is the Schrödinger’s cat of legislation.

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WA state union members threaten to rape managers’ family members

They call this “collective bargaining”.

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 4 have been accused of violently approaching security officers and harassing workers at the export terminal for United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., which is across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore.

Even more disturbing, union members are accused of threatening to rape a manager’s daughter and harm another executive’s children.

The dockworkers have maintained a picket line at the Vancouver export terminal since February 2013, when they were locked out in a labor dispute with United Grain.

The accusations are documented in legal filings by Ronald Hooks, the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Seattle.

FoxNews.com obtained an NLRB filing in the case, dated Feb. 28, 2014, that contains a litany of allegations involving Local 4 since March 2013 at the United Grain facility, across the Columbia River from Portland.

The filing accuses Local 4 members of:

  • Confronting a United Grain manager at a mall in Vancouver in April 2013, and preventing him from leaving.
  • Shining spotlights into vehicles carrying managers and security personnel on several occasions in an attempt to blind them as they entered the port facility, and causing permanent eye damage to one security officer. The filing claims the dockworkers also tailed and “recklessly pursued” those vehicles and vendor trucks onto nearby highways after they left the port.
  • Threatening to throw 10 United Grain managers off a dock into the Columbia River.
  • Carrying heavy metal chains in an incident in March 2013 during which they threatened that they would “f— [the managers] up,” warned that they knew where the managers lived and said they would rape one manager’s daughter.
  • Hurling racial slurs at black security personnel and threatening to “beat” them.
  • Harassing a manager repeatedly, including a specific incident on April 30, 2013, when the dockworkers threatened to “wring [his] f—ing neck” and told him his family was in danger. They allegedly toyed with him for months afterward, asking, “Are [your] children OK today?”
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Did Lois Lerner target conservatives out of personal animus?

Well, she does think we are crazy assholes.

House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “—holes” and “crazies” – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives.

The November 2012 emails were released Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., as part of his renewed call for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate. Lerner is the ex-IRS official who led the unit accused of targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.

In the email exchange, Lerner appears to be chatting with another unidentified individual about a vacation in Great Britain. She describes how she overheard “some ladies” talking about how America is “going down the tubes.”

The person she tells this to responds that “you should hear the whacko wing of the GOP. The US is through; too many foreigners sucking the teat; time to hunker down, buy ammo and food, and prepare for the end. The right wing radio shows are scary to listen to.”

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Can there be even a ‘smidgen’ of doubt that this woman was on a which hunt using the awesome power of the IRS as her sword? Time for the perp walk.

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Obamacare website cost nearly a billion dollars

For a website.

The Obama administration has spent roughly $840 million on HealthCare.gov, including more than $150 million just in cost overruns for the version that failed so badly when it launched last year.

The Government Accountability Office says cost overruns went hand-in-hand with the management failures that led to the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov and the 36 state insurance exchanges it serves.

GAO’s report, prepared for a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Thursday, details a long series of management, oversight, and contracting problems that plagued the entire process, from risky contracting practices in 2011 through the botched launch last October.

A massive repair effort got the site stabilized by January, and despite the early failures, the administration ended up exceeding its enrollment target for this year. More than 8 million people chose plans through Obamacare, including the 36 states whose marketplaces run through HealthCare.gov.

For the record, the site isn’t complete. They haven’t added the part that pays insurance companies yet.

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“We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush…”

…said representative Shelia Jackson Lee who sought an impeachment of President Bush and cosponsored a bill to do it.

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The US may no longer be capable of putting a man in space…

…but this nation can produce a hell of a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader / GoPro / Hula Hoop video. We have reason to be proud.

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