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What is the bumper sticker situation in your state? (Here in MA, O stickers are down 90% from '08)
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Posted on 09/14/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here's what my lying eyes are telling me here in occupied Massachusetts.

Four years ago every tenth car had an Obama sticker.

Today, I see one or two Obama stickers a day. (And one or two Romney stickers.) I spend 2 hours commuting each day.

So the Obama bumper sticker count in Massachusetts is down by AT LEAST 90%. That's telling. Enthusiasm is WAY down.

What is the bumper sticker count like elsewhere?


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I think bumper stickers are a great bellweather.
1 posted on 09/14/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Favorite bumper sticker on an SUV in Texas: A pic of Obama with “Does this ass make my car look big?”


2 posted on 09/14/2012 7:37:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Same here in blue CT - Very few of either.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 7:37:37 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I don’t promote any candidates but I do have some anti Bammy bumper stickers for sale along with some other conservative sentiments.

http://www.zazzle.com/conservativetrader


4 posted on 09/14/2012 7:37:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, it’s roughly equal, with maybe a slight tip toward Romney.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 7:38:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The only "Obama" sticker I've seen is this one on a pickup down the street.

The one that has "Rodriguez" in old English letters on the back window.

6 posted on 09/14/2012 7:40:26 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Metro nyc obama stickers down big from 08 I would say 90% aswell maybee more..... and the o stickers u do see they are all on prius’s.... A few mitt stickers aswell


7 posted on 09/14/2012 7:40:26 AM PDT by Vlaxo
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’m in Liberal Minneapolis Minnesota, and the majority of the bumper stickers are still Obama (I’ve only seen about one Romney one), but I’d agree, there’s probably about 90% fewer bumper stickers and yard signs this year.

I see lots of yard signs for local candidates but none for Romney or Obama.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 7:40:26 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yard signs are a good barometer as well.
Brown/Warren on the North Shore are a slight edge to Brown.
Tierney /Tisei I’d say 70/30 Tisei.

As you well know Obama will win in MA.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 7:42:12 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

10 posted on 09/14/2012 7:42:24 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: txrefugee

I have that sticker and several more on my truck.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 7:43:39 AM PDT by PushinTin (Politicians are like diapers, the need to be changed often and for the same reason...)
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To: txrefugee

I saw that one on a truck in NJ! I live in the rural part of the state and only have seen about ten ocraphead stickers. I see tons of anti-ocraphead stickers, though and some plain old Mitt stickers. My phone current fave says “I am not racist, I hate Biden, too”.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 7:45:01 AM PDT by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Mentioned this topic on a thread yesterday. Have yet to see a single Romney or Obama ‘12 bumper-sticker on any car yet. Been keeping my eyes peeled for a first sighting. It’s mind-blowing, compared to previous election seasons, as by this time (post-conventions), I should be seeing multiple dozens of examples. But nada. Nothing.

I’ve always monitored the bumper-sticker thing, for decades, as a little way to gauge things in my vicinity. It’s just never been like this before.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by greene66
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live in the very left-wing part of Grand Rapids, MI. This place, along with the “we’re rich but feel so guilty about it” suburb of East Grand Rapids routinely votes the opposite of the rest of the county.

How many have I seen? Few. Most of them say Obama/Biden 08. They are leftovers from last time for sure.

Any new ones will say 2012 with the 0 being the Obama logo.

I seen less than 15 over the course of the summer. Few if any yard signs.

This area was the epicenter for Obamamania in 2008. The local Rat HQ was near me and they had an army there. Hell they even lit off fireworks on election night (gag).

Now it’s eerily bare. i guess that’s what 4 years of Hop-n-Crap does to you.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:06 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

In Richmond, Va Obama stickers are way down. Romney yard signs are way up from the McCain signs 4 years ago.

Another great “bell weather” sign for an Obama voter if they have no Obama sticker but they have “Buy Fresh Buy Local”, Coexist”, “Save Tibet” or “Eracism” among others. That’s a sure liberal lunatic. They’re still going to vote for him but are a little miffed by him.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: txrefugee
My favorite is the Secede bumper sticker.
16 posted on 09/14/2012 7:48:36 AM PDT by austingirl
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Global warming...it makes the stickers deteriorate prematurely.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 7:48:43 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

LOL!!


18 posted on 09/14/2012 7:48:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
[With tongue in cheek] One does have to figure in the number of people who have lost jobs in the Obama Economy and had their cars repossessed. Given that african-americans are "enjoying" unemployment rates of about 25%, but voted 98% for Obama, there could be an disproportionate effect.

However, those folks will still vote for Obama - as long as someone can pick them up and take them to the polls.

19 posted on 09/14/2012 7:49:34 AM PDT by In Maryland (Our rights come from nature and God, not government. - Paul Ryan)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I haven’t put a sign out or a bumper sticker on my car because of vandalism. I think many Obama supporters are out of control and I don’t need the headache.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 7:49:51 AM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: MNDude; Vlaxo

The 90% down trend seems pretty common. Polls show 99% of Republicans are voting for Romney, and 93% of Democrats are voting Obama. If the Dems have a low turnout, this could be a landslide.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 7:50:12 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: greene66

In Alabama in 2008 I did not see a single Obama bumper sticker until after he was elected, then I saw quite a number of them. I have seen one new Obama bumper sticker this year and several Romney stickers.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 7:50:17 AM PDT by Paratrooper
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

In a RELATED issue: Yard Signs. Virginia. . .

On my hour-and-a-half drive into work, I see plenty of Romney signs, likewise George Allen for Senate signs.

I’ve seen ONE Tim Kaine for Senate sign, ONE Douglass for Congress sign, and ZERO Obama signs. . .


23 posted on 09/14/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

To see Obama stickers, you have to go near ASU : )


24 posted on 09/14/2012 7:50:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live in L.A. Four years ago it seemed as though every other car had an Obama bumpersticker. I live in a very HEAVY Dem neighborhood. I commute on the freeways every day through the the most heavily Democrat sections of the city and county. I swear there are practically no cars with Obama bumpertickers on them like there were fours years ago. You have to be consciously looking for them to find one. I walk all over my neighborhood for part of my daily exercise. I have seen no yard signs at all. Period. We also had Obama phone banks in our area in 2008. So far none spotted this year. I am NOT saying Obama is going to lose CA. I am saying THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO ENTHUSIASM WHATSOEVER THAT I CAN VISIBLY DETECT, especially in comparison to all of the hype and outward displays of support and enthusiasm and excitement four years ago. And I live in one of the most heavily Democrat areas of the state.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 7:50:31 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’m in NYC and see literally nothing other than one here or there.

No tv ads, no lawn signs, no bumber stickers.

Its crazy - almost like an election is not even going to happen.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 7:51:01 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here in Cleveland, most Obama stickers I see are 08, but most were removed over the years, especially over the last two. I see a few 12 ones - usually either on a Prius or with a minority driver (or both).

But the numbers are incredibly down from 08 - probably 10% if that.

I’ve only seen one Obama yard sign, and yard signs in general are way down this election season.

Unfortunately, I see very few Romney stickers and no signs. That may be due to Leftists’ tendency to vandalize the vehicles of their opponents though. This is still a big union area - I suspect few Romney supporters would risk advertising in public, but hopefully they’ll do the right thing at the polls in private.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 7:51:02 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: txrefugee

One of my favorite bumperstickers: Viva Minutemen!


28 posted on 09/14/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live in Northwest Ohio and I have seen only three BO stickers. Two of those were 2008 leftovers. I have seen only two BO signs.


29 posted on 09/14/2012 7:51:52 AM PDT by jokemoke
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To: Vlaxo
“..and the o stickers u do see they are all on prius’s.”

I thought they were put on all of them at the factory. About half the Obama stickers I see these days are on Prius’s.

Stickers of both candidates are rare as we travel around. I do notice the cars with Obama 2012 stickers are usually driven by a stereotypical ugly lib woman.

Passing probably a hundred vehicles in a long narrow Chicago area high-end neighborhood commuter train parking lot we counted zero Obama stickers. I recall many having them four years ago.

30 posted on 09/14/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: txrefugee

I live in a city (Seattle) that is far left liberal. My block is far left liberal, they have d’RAT yard signs in their front yards every election year, and O’bummer yard signs were no ecception. To this date there is not a single O’bummer yard sign. I’ve only seen one O’bummer bumper sticker in the city, but there is none on our block.
I’m the only one on our block that even has a yard sign and it’s a ‘Romney/Ryan’ yard sign. I’m the only one that has a bumper sticker on my car and it reads: ROMNEY: GOD, FREEDOM & PROSPERITY. OBAMA: SOCIALISM, SLAVERY & RUIN!
Are there repercussions? I don’t know, but sometime during the night, somebody dumped a whole pile of trash including busted up furniture on my front yard that I had to clean up.


31 posted on 09/14/2012 7:55:39 AM PDT by Vinylly
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I have seen very few stickers for either side in Las Vegas. I would love to have a sticker on my car but I am afraid my car would be vandalized. So, I think that accounts largely for the low number of Romney stickers, but not for the low number of Obama stickers. I don’t know how things are in California now, but I traveled from to Southern California in July and was shocked to see very few Obama stickers. Last time around the Obamamania was endemic and stickers were everywhere.


32 posted on 09/14/2012 7:56:44 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

LOL!


33 posted on 09/14/2012 7:56:48 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live in Washington state, not too far from Tacoma. Seen very few Obama stickers compared to ‘08, but I’m sure he’ll win this state again. A couple days ago I was driving home from the grocery store and some gal had a whole row of tables set up in front of the Post Office with IMPEACH OBAMA all over them. ‘Pull over here to sign the petition’ in big letters on an sandwich board! I gave her a honk and a big thumbs up!


34 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: greene66

-— It’s just never been like this before.——

It’s like a bumper sticker ghost town. Very strange. It’s not like the country is hanging by a thread this election cycle, or anything.

I’m hoping that Chick-fil-a Nation is waiting to see the whites of their eyes.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:50 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The Obama stickers are popping up around here in Madison, WI. None in Rockford, IL. The # of Obama stickers in Madison equals about 1/4 of the Recall Walker stickers from a year ago. A handful of Romney sightings on I-90, and that’s it for WI and IL.

This includes a couple of the unintentional humorous “I LOVE OBAMACARE” stickers.

Many of the Obama stickers are sharing space with “I Stand with Planned Parenthood”, “RECYCLE”, “Buy Local”, “Feingold 2010” etc.

A few ‘08 stickers are still around.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live in Norman, Oklahoma, and OU is in the neighborhood. I have seen several Obama bumper stickers on student cars and two Obama yard signs so far in our neighborhood at what I would guess would be rental housing. No Romney signs or bumper stickers at all, anywhere, but we all know that R/R will carry the state and that the Obama voters here are likely largely composed of people who are using the election to say they are NOT to be confused with those hick Oklahomans they have to endure everyday. The saddest thing, though, is seeing an Obama sticker on a car parked at our campus Catholic church. Just one though, in a sea of sticker-less cars.


37 posted on 09/14/2012 8:02:06 AM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here is Montgomery, AL it is a dractic difference from 2008. Then everyone had Obama stickers on their cars and all of Holder’s People were wearing Obama T-shirts constantly.

This year, other than a handful of fading 2008 stickers, I have seen exactly ONE Obama 2012 sticker on a vehicle, and have actually seen around 10-15 vehicles with MITT stickers one them.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 8:02:18 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

re: I’m in NYC and see literally nothing other than one here or there.

NYC is in the bag for Obama already. The ONE doesn’t even need to campaign there. They are trying to conserve their campaign dollars.


39 posted on 09/14/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

MontCo Maryland (DC area) — not a lot of stickers either way. Obama more than Romney, and on the “usual suspect” cars littered with asinine stickers for the most part, but nothing like in 2008.


40 posted on 09/14/2012 8:03:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: albie

—— Another great “bell weather” sign for an Obama voter if they have no Obama sticker but they have “Buy Fresh Buy Local”, Coexist”, “Save Tibet” or “Eracism” among others. That’s a sure liberal lunatic. They’re still going to vote for him——

Great point. 2/3 of Liz Warren cars here in MA have no Bozo sticker.


41 posted on 09/14/2012 8:03:45 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I am seeing very few here in Pittsburgh (in one of the nation’s biggest Yellow Dog Democrat areas). Most often if I see one it’s on an SUV pulling out of Whole Foods’ parking lot.


42 posted on 09/14/2012 8:04:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

What a great idea!


43 posted on 09/14/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

In Maryland, believe it or not, down at least 99%


44 posted on 09/14/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by FreedomFighter1013 (The Obamas: Grifter-in-chief and Michie the Moocher)
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To: Nevadan

Here in N. Cal there are PLENTY of 0 stickers. I DO think, however, that there are fewer than there were in ‘08.
The other day I saw a Romney yard sign in our neighborhood. I almost passed out. Unfortunately, it was gone the next day. I’m sure it was destroyed by some misguided 0-Lover.


45 posted on 09/14/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Rutabega

I bicycle Hoboken, NJ during lunch breaks and haven’t seen ONE sticker or window placard! I asked a passerby what’s up wid dat? He plainly stated, “ I guess they like BUSH.
(Hoboken is insane liberal yuppie-town.)


46 posted on 09/14/2012 8:07:45 AM PDT by conductor john (from jersey)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live in an affluent Memphis suburb that will vote overwhelmingly for Romney, as it did for McCain. Yesterday I saw my very first red Romney/Ryan sticker in my town. For months I’ve been seeing anti-Obama stickers.

I see Obama 2012 stickers on the occasional Prius and angry granola-eater hippie car, usually affixed near the anti-Christian Darwin fish and other miscreant drivel. I also see Obama stickers in Memphis proper on hoopties mostly driven by blacks. The overhwelming majority of those are faded 2008 stickers. About two weeks ago I saw a black man driving a Bentley with a fresh Obama sticker.

There isn’t a single sign for either candidate in my neighborhood right now.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 8:08:05 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

“I haven’t put a sign out or a bumper sticker on my car because of vandalism.”

I am getting an R&R magnetic bumper sticker from a friend later today. I will put it on when I drive on the highway, or away from the neighborhood and take it off when I get home or to the office. I will let you know where to get one of you want.


48 posted on 09/14/2012 8:08:17 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Vinylly

-— Are there repercussions? I don’t know, but sometime during the night, somebody dumped a whole pile of trash including busted up furniture on my front yard that I had to clean up.——

They suck.

I figure if my dad could battle the Nazis and the commies, I can battle some hippie wooses.

Plus, I really enjoy pissing off the Mass liberals. They’re insufferable.


49 posted on 09/14/2012 8:10:50 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The place where I work has a lot of union folks. In 2008 Obama bumper stickers were everywhere, in fact it had gotten so bad that we were having to send out e-mails every day “reminding” them that political posters of any kind were not allowed on company billboards, because Obama stickers and posters were being put in the lunchroom and as fast as they were taken down another would reappear. This year is totally different, except for a couple “true blue” believers the lot is devoid of Obama stickers and there are actually a few cars with Romney stickers. The biggest shock however came when I overheard one of the biggest Obama supporters from 2008 telling someone that she was so fed up she didn't even think she would vote this time.
50 posted on 09/14/2012 8:11:16 AM PDT by apillar
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