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New Documentary Looks at Decades Old Rumors of Beatle Paul McCartney’s Death
MyFoxDC.com ^ | 9/3/10 | Bob Barnard

Posted on 09/04/2010 1:13:52 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

OXON HILL, Md. - It's a decades-old rumor few attending this weekend's Beatles tribute festival at National Harbor have any doubt putting to rest: is Paul McCartney dead? Their uniform answer is no! And yet, a new documentary that had its worldwide premiere at the festival Friday claims McCartney died in a car crash in 1966.

"They had covered up the death at the behest of her Majesty's government and the British intelligence service, MI5," said the documentary's director Joel Gilbert.

He says the British government was "afraid there would be a rash of suicides worldwide if Paul McCartney's death was made public."

Gilbert's documentary is called “Paul McCartney Really Is Dead - the Last Testament of George Harrison.” He says it is based on audio recordings Harrison reportedly made in which he spills the beans on the Beatles' death-denying coverup.

The filmmaker says the man we've celebrated the past 44 years is a guy named William Campbell, who was discovered during a secret Paul McCartney look-alike contest staged by Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

"The Beatles came out and denied it and then they broke up within six months," Gilbert said on the FOX 5 Morning News.

Bruce Spizer has researched and written several books about the Beatles.

"It's simply not true. Paul McCartney is Paul McCartney. He's not William Campbell in disguise or anything like that,” said Spizer.

Gilbert says you can find evidence of Paul McCartney's death littered throughout the Beatles extensive body of work.

"Take a look at the cover of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. That scene is essentially a funeral for Paul McCartney. If you look at the lyrics at that time, they say 'he died at five o'clock on a Wednesday morning. We had a pool of tears,'" Gilbert said.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Conspiracy; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beatles; death; paulmccartney
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1 posted on 09/04/2010 1:13:57 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Perdogg; lainie; Slings and Arrows

Hollywierd Ping


2 posted on 09/04/2010 1:14:49 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

So.... where’s William Campbell then (and now)?????????


3 posted on 09/04/2010 1:17:04 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Well, all I can say is, that guy who took McCartney’s place was a fantastic bass player.


4 posted on 09/04/2010 1:18:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

We used to play Revolution number 9 (white album) backwards - you can hear the car crash.


5 posted on 09/04/2010 1:19:32 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

ping


6 posted on 09/04/2010 1:22:34 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Actually McCartney was taken up in a UFO piloted by a Bigfoot. I found this out through documents obtained through use of the Freedom Of Information Act.


7 posted on 09/04/2010 1:25:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
paul is dead Pictures, Images and Photos
8 posted on 09/04/2010 1:27:04 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

In fairness I must now reveal that there is another version as to how McCartney left us in the 1960’s. He was receiving a cleansing colonic and burst!


9 posted on 09/04/2010 1:27:25 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Oddly enough, the rumor was started as a hoax by Fred LaBour when he was a disk jockey in Michigan. Fred is now known as "Too Slim" the acoustical bassist in America's favorite cowboy band, the Riders in the Sky.
10 posted on 09/04/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Well, that would explain Wings ...


11 posted on 09/04/2010 1:31:41 PM PDT by x
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I remember the hype and hoopla over this, the rumor of McCartney’s untimely demise was supposedly started by Roby Younge, who was a DJ at WABC in NYC. He ultimately got fired because of it.


12 posted on 09/04/2010 1:33:25 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

We had a whakjob running around the college dorm in 1969, playing albums backwards, trying to call the so called phone number on the Magical Mystery Tour album and absolutely CONVINCED the story was true. Unforgettable.


13 posted on 09/04/2010 1:33:56 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Mr. Lucky

An urban legend sourced?


14 posted on 09/04/2010 1:41:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

.daed si luaP


15 posted on 09/04/2010 1:42:30 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (.A.O.D)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Nonetheless, some evidence seems consistent with a dx of Sir Macca being "brain dead" in recent years: being taken to the cleaners by his one-legged floozy, custom flying his eco-car 7000 miles from Japan, and joking stupidly about George Bush.

In the final analysis Dubya's Presidency disappointed me, but I greatly resented Paul's crack about Dubya delivered on stage after he had serenaded The One & Moochelle.

16 posted on 09/04/2010 1:43:59 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

lol this must mean the one walking around now is a stuffed idiot.


17 posted on 09/04/2010 1:44:36 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Do a Google search on "Fred LaBour".

His story is well known to those of us who are Riders in the Sky groupies.

18 posted on 09/04/2010 1:44:47 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

“...decades old rumors...”

Oy, I feel old.


19 posted on 09/04/2010 1:46:31 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
.daed si luaP

I see through your ruse. The P is backwards. Still more proof.

20 posted on 09/04/2010 1:46:49 PM PDT by bubbacluck (As for me, I'll pay more for tomatoes)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Saw him on TV shilling for 0bama. I think he’s just brain dead.


21 posted on 09/04/2010 1:47:37 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Heck no he isn’t dead. He certainly was well enough to insult George Bush at The White House recently.


22 posted on 09/04/2010 1:51:44 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Oldpuppymax

That reminds me of George Carlin when he used to do “hippy-dippy” reporter gag, “The Beatles came out with a new album that if you play backwards a the wrong speed, you’ll hear a voice saying, HEY DUMMIE, you’re playing this record backwards at the wrong speed!” Kids today with their i-pods are too young to appreciate the humor in that. We ARE getting old.


23 posted on 09/04/2010 1:59:03 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Be at Leso

Joe Pope's Strawberry Fields Forever fanzine had a great Paul is Dead article in the late '70's. Because of that, me and my friends spent many an hour playing Beatles songs backwards listening for hidden things.
24 posted on 09/04/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by weef
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To: Snickering Hound

This Batman is really interesting, what year did it come out and if you have a minute what was the gist of the issue? Did they specifically mention the beatles or was it an imaginary band?


25 posted on 09/04/2010 2:01:23 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

And just who was “the one and only Billy Shears”? What did he know and when did he know it? I’ve heard it said that line from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was somehow linked to this bizzare silliness.


26 posted on 09/04/2010 2:07:15 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Joel Gilbert is a patriot and a gentleman. His film Atomic Jihad really opened my eyes.


27 posted on 09/04/2010 2:14:06 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: jmacusa
The only one of the Beatles I miss is John Lennon.

Yeah, he was a commie...but those songs and that haunting voice...

There'll not be another singer/songwriter like him for a long, long time.

Beyond Elvis, beyond Dylan.

For thos who don't remember, were'nt born yet...or didn't pay attention, this band defined modern music and, if humans are still alive in 300 years, will still be loved then. Check this out for a walk down memory lane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUXwnEWEnE

28 posted on 09/04/2010 2:14:46 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: toddausauras

Used to have this comic...just do a search on ‘Batman 222’...you’ll find a number of interesting articles about this storyline; which does feature an interesting twist to the “Is Paul dead?” mystery...


29 posted on 09/04/2010 2:14:50 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Poison Pill

Turn me off, brain dead man.


30 posted on 09/04/2010 2:17:29 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Gilbert's documentary is called "Paul McCartney Really Is Dead -- the Last Testament of George Harrison." He says it is based on audio recordings Harrison reportedly made in which he spills the beans on the Beatles' death-denying coverup. The filmmaker says the man we've celebrated the past 44 years is a guy named William Campbell, who was discovered during a secret Paul McCartney look-alike contest staged by Dick Clark's American Bandstand. "The Beatles came out and denied it and then they broke up within six months," Gilbert said on the FOX 5 Morning News.
That's just good investigative journalism! :') Thanks SilvieWaldorfMD.
31 posted on 09/04/2010 2:22:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: sodpoodle
So.... where’s William Campbell then (and now)?????????

Well, he was living with that one-legged chick.
32 posted on 09/04/2010 2:23:30 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I think Paul lives.

Linda? Not so much.

33 posted on 09/04/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; SunkenCiv

Stuck inside these four walls
Sent inside forever
Never seeing no one nice again like you
Mama you, mama you

If I ever get out of here
Thought of giving it all away
To a registered charity
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get out of here
If we ever get out of here


34 posted on 09/04/2010 2:28:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Mariner

Thanks for posting. Great video; part of my growing years...and my kids are actually more into them than I was. Thanks again.


35 posted on 09/04/2010 2:34:54 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
One thing that's always griped me about the Sgt. Pepper conspiracies is that self-appointed Beatles historians insist they began in late 1969 (eg, Wikipedia's version says "Rumours began in September 1969").

But it precedes that date by at least 6-12 months. In my Jr. Hi. English class in Boulder CO from roughly Sept '68 to May '69, I first heard these theories (Pepper Land, Paul-Is-Dead) expounded by our Student Teacher from nearby CU/Boulder.

I took it with a big grain of salt even then.

It was mostly centered around the lyrics, photos & album art of the Sgt. Pepper album. Supposedly the Beatles had taken some of their huge stash of cash, and bought an island somewhere that they named Pepper Land, and only the most devoted of their fans would be allowed to move there and live forever in this utopia. To qualify, you were supposed to call a certain phone # (hidden within the lyrics on the back) "Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock" (assumedly London time).

A man would answer the phone with "Hello hello". You had to answer him immediately with the next line in that song ("Hello hello, I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello"). The man would then say some other random line from a Beatles' song and you had to immediately respond with the next line after. This would go on for some time, until you either messed up and he hung up on you, or else you passed the test and would then get the official invitation to live the rest of your days in Pepper Land. Supposedly our Student Teacher knew of someone who knew someone ........ who knew someone who had made it through many of the lyrics tests, but never completely passed the test.

Personally, I just know in my heart that Elvis, Jimi, Jim and Janis are all still alive & well and living in Pepper Land, don't you? (I mean, hey, Elvis' middle name is misspelled on his tombstone so that's pretty convincing proof he's alive!)

36 posted on 09/04/2010 2:57:08 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

I’ve got blisters on my fingers.


37 posted on 09/04/2010 3:11:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Mariner; June K.
The only one of the Beatles I miss is John Lennon. Yeah, he was a commie...but those songs and that haunting voice...

Just my opinion as a lifelong Beatles fan (Beatleologist as it were ??? :)

I don't believe that Lennon was really a 'commie' per-se, but more of a confused emotionally tortured individual who had a rough childhood and delved from thing to thing in a desperate search for 'meaning' ...

'Communism' was just one quick stop along the way, and Lennon renounced it almost as fast as he embraced it. He found 'salvation' and success in music, but even that wasn't enough, so all the other hedonistic human frailties followed, communism included.

Lennon did eventually find inner peace in the last five years of his life, with fathering a child (Sean) ... correctly this time (unlike with Julian) ...

It's a shame, though, that we'll never know if he came to terms with God while on this good Earth.

-- MM

38 posted on 09/04/2010 3:19:21 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: microgood
We used to play Revolution number 9 (white album) backwards - you can hear the car crash.

"Turn me on, dead man."

39 posted on 09/04/2010 3:39:18 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Mariner
...but those songs and that haunting voice...

Yeah, I know what you mean! No one could write deeper, more meaningful lyrics than the Fab Four. F'rinstance:

"Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
No one will be watching us.
Why don't we do it in the road?
[Second verse]:
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
Why don't we do it in the road?
No one will be watching us.
Why don't we do it in the road?
[Third & Fourth verses same as the first two]

Or how about:
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.
Naaaa, nah nah nanana naaaa. Nanana naaaa, hey Jude.

And let's not forget:
We all live in a yellow submarine.
A yellow submarine.
A yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine.
A yellow submarine.
A yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine.
A yellow submarine.
A yellow submarine.....

:-)

40 posted on 09/04/2010 3:40:19 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: who knows what evil?

Thanks, will do!


41 posted on 09/04/2010 3:45:22 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC
All three of those songs are McCartney songs.

How about looking at the 200 #1 hits?

42 posted on 09/04/2010 4:19:50 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Perdogg

What’s that song, Per?


43 posted on 09/04/2010 4:38:30 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I believed it when someone told me all the signs pointing to the fact that he was dead. Then snack time was over and we got out the crayons.


44 posted on 09/04/2010 4:45:24 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Well that might explain all the crappy songs “Paul” put out post-Beatles. After all, could the same Paul McCartney who wrote songs like “I’m Looking Through You” and “Michelle” for the Beatles possibly attach his name to tripe such as “Silly Love Songs” and “Ebony and Ivory”?


45 posted on 09/04/2010 5:04:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 93 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: Mariner

I do agree with you on Lennon. Not to sound gushy but his “Across the Universe’’ helped me come to terms with my mothers death. I’d have to say though McCartney was a musical genius in his own right. Musically, that is.


46 posted on 09/04/2010 5:31:23 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

BRAIN DEAD giving Hussein a BJ in the White House


47 posted on 09/04/2010 8:12:08 PM PDT by STD (Witnessing Another Greek Tragedy as Our Chief Executive Implodes.)
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To: Mariner; SilvieWaldorfMD

>>> this band defined modern music

That would be referring to the Go-Gos of course.


48 posted on 09/04/2010 11:48:07 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Mariner
How about looking at the 200 #1 hits?

200?

Googled and found this: "The Beatles actually had 27 songs that made it to the number one spot on the American Charts.... they have a cd out called 1, which is all of the songs that made it to the top spot....."

OTOH, if you're referring to Lennon's #1 hits in his post-Beatles days, I believe he got one #1 hit song that he co-sang with Elton John, and then a solo song from his last album that went to #1 after the news of his death.

Perhaps you were speaking metaphorically, as in "a gazillion #1 hits".

49 posted on 09/05/2010 12:01:12 AM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: tlb
>>> this band defined modern music
That would be referring to the Go-Gos of course.

No way. That would be referring to Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids, of course.

I dare you to name any other rock & roll band that yodeled! Go on, I'm waiting.

50 posted on 09/05/2010 12:04:18 AM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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