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The little Injun that could (SITTING BULL-S*** - Ward Churchill)
WND ^ | February 9, 2005 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/09/2005 4:40:36 PM PST by perfect stranger

If Ward Churchill loses his job teaching at the University of Colorado, he could end up giving Howard Dean a real run for his money to head the Democratic National Committee.

Churchill already has a phony lineage and phony war record – just like John Kerry! (Someone should also check out Churchill's claim that he spent Christmas 1968 at Wounded Knee.) In 1983, Churchill met with Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and later felt it necessary to announce that his group, the American Indian Movement, "has not requested arms from the Libyan government." In 1997, he was one of the "witnesses" who spoke at a "Free Mumia" event in Philadelphia on behalf of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Come to think of it, Churchill could give Hillary a run for her money. All that's left for Churchill to do now is meet with Al Sharpton and kiss Suha Arafat.

Churchill's claim that he is an Indian isn't an incidental boast, like John Kerry pretending to be Irish. It is central to his career, his writing, his political activism. Churchill has been the co-director of the American Indian Movement of Colorado, the vice chairperson of the American Indian "Anti-Defamation" Council, and an associate professor and coordinator of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado.

By Churchill's own account, a crucial factor in his political development was "being an American Indian referred to as 'chief' in a combat unit" in Vietnam, which made him sad. This is known to con men everywhere as a "two-fer."

In addition to an absence of evidence about his Indian heritage, there is an absence of evidence that he was in combat in Vietnam. After the POW Network revealed that Churchill had never seen combat, he countered with this powerful argument: "They can say whatever the hell they want. That's confidential information, and I've never ordered its release from the Department of Defense. End of story." Maybe we should ask John Kerry to help Churchill fill out a form 180.

In one of his books, "Struggle for the Land," Churchill advances the argument that one-third of America is the legal property of Indians. And if you believe Churchill is a real Indian, he also happens to be part owner of the Brooklyn Bridge.

In his most famous oeuvre, the famed 9-11 essay calling the 9-11 World Trade Center victims "little Eichmanns," he said "Arab terrorists" – his quotes – had simply "responded to the massive and sustained American terror bombing of Iraq" by giving Americans "a tiny dose of their own medicine."

Having blurted out "Iraq" in connection with 9-11 in a moment of pique, Churchill had to backpedal when the anti-war movement needed to argue that Iraq had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Arab terrorism. He later attached an "Addendum" to the essay saying that the 9-11 attack was not only payback for Iraq, but also for various other of this country's depredations especially against "real Indians" (of which he is not one).

In light of the fact that Churchill's entire persona, political activism, curriculum vitae, writings and university positions are based on his claim that he's an Indian, it's rather churlish of him to complain when people ask if he really is one. But whenever he is questioned about his heritage, Churchill rails that inquiries into his ancestry are "absolutely indefensible."

Churchill has gone from claiming he is one-eighth Indian "on a good day" to claiming he is "three-sixteenths Cherokee," to claiming he is one-sixty-fourth Cherokee through a Revolutionary War era ancestor named Joshua Tyner. (At least he's not posing as a phony Indian math professor.) A recent investigation by the Denver Post revealed that Tyner's father was indeed married to a Cherokee. But that was only after Joshua's mother – and Churchill's relative – was scalped by Indians.

By now, all that's left of Churchill's claim to Indian ancestry is his assertion: "It is just something that was common knowledge in my family." (That, and his souvenir foam-rubber "tommyhawk" he bought at Turner Field in Atlanta.)

Over the years, there were other subtle clues the university might have noticed.

Churchill is not in the tribal registries kept since the 1800s by the federal government.

No tribe will enroll him – a verification process Churchill dismisses as "poodle papers" for Indians.

In 1990, Churchill was forced to stop selling his art as "Indian art" under federal legislation sponsored by then-representative – and actual Indian! – Ben Nighthorse Campbell, that required Indian artists to establish that they are accepted members of a federally recognized tribe. Churchill responded by denouncing the Indian artist who had exposed him. (Hey, does anybody need 200 velvet paintings of Elvis playing poker with Crazy Horse?)

In the early '90s, he hoodwinked an impecunious Cherokee tribe into granting him an "associate membership" by telling them he "wrote some books and was a big-time author." A tribal spokeswoman explained: He "convinced us he could help our people." They never heard from him again – yet another treaty with the Indians broken by the white man. Soon thereafter, the tribe stopped offering "associate memberships."

A decade ago, Churchill was written up in an article in News From Indian Country, titled, "Sovereignty and Its Spokesmen: The Making of an Indian." The article noted that Churchill had claimed membership in a scrolling series of Indian tribes, but over "the course of two years, NFIC hasn't been able to confirm a single living Indian relative, let alone one real relative that can vouch for his tribal descent claim."

When real Indians complained to Colorado University in 1994 that a fake Indian was running their Indian Studies program, a spokeswoman for the CU president said the university needed "to determine if the position was designated for a Native American. And I can't answer that right now." Apparently it was answered in Churchill's favor since he's still teaching.

If he's not an Indian, it's not clear what Churchill does have to offer a university. In his book, "A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present," Churchill denounces Jews for presuming to imagine the Holocaust was unique. In the chapter titled "Lie for Lie: Linkages between Holocaust Deniers and Proponents of the Uniqueness of the Jewish Experience in World War II," Churchill calls the Third Reich merely "a crystallization" of Christopher Columbus' ravages of his people (if he were an Indian).

His research apparently consisted of watching the Disney movie "Pocahontas," which showed that the Indians meant the European settlers no harm. (That's if you don't count the frequent scalpings.)

Even the credulous Nation magazine – always on red alert for tales of government oppression – dismissed Churchill's 1988 book "Agents of Repression" about Cointelpro-type operations against the American Indian Movement, saying the book "does not give much new information" and "even a reader who is inclined to believe their allegations will want more evidence than they provide." If The Nation won't buy your anti-U.S. government conspiracy theories, Kemosabe, it's probably time to pack up the old teepee and hit the trail of tears.

In response to the repeated complaints from Indians that a phony Indian was running CU's Indian Studies program, Churchill imperiously responded: "Guess what that means, guys? I'm not taking anyone's job, there wouldn't be an Indian Studies program if I wasn't coordinating it ... They won't give you a job just because you have the paper." This white man of English and Swiss-German descent apparently believes there are no actual Indians deserving of his position at CU. (No wonder the Indians aren't crazy about him.)

As long as we're all agreed that there are some people who don't deserve jobs at universities, why isn't Churchill one of them?


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1 posted on 02/09/2005 4:40:36 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger; Admin Moderator

The actual title is "The little Injun that could"


2 posted on 02/09/2005 4:42:37 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke-free since January 16, 2005)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Yes, you are correct. What a stupid mistake I've made. Mods please fix this.


3 posted on 02/09/2005 4:45:23 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

We just need to get this guy a forum where he can get his message out every day, just like Hanoi John, and we can then watch him dig his own grave deeper and deeper.


4 posted on 02/09/2005 4:47:03 PM PST by MarineBrat ("God is dead"- Nietzsche,1886. "Nietzsche is dead"- God,1901)
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To: perfect stranger
A head shot sometimes is not enough:
5 posted on 02/09/2005 4:49:20 PM PST by pissant
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To: perfect stranger

bump


6 posted on 02/09/2005 4:49:30 PM PST by newsgatherer
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To: perfect stranger; Admin Moderator

It's alright. :) I just pinged the mod to change it, so dupes won't crop up. :)


7 posted on 02/09/2005 4:49:40 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke-free since January 16, 2005)
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To: perfect stranger

I wish WND would find a better picture of Ann.


8 posted on 02/09/2005 4:50:00 PM PST by libertyman
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To: MarineBrat

This guy is a fraud from top to bottom, outrageousness not withstanding.


9 posted on 02/09/2005 4:50:39 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke-free since January 16, 2005)
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To: perfect stranger

Professor Sitting Bullsh*t...


10 posted on 02/09/2005 4:51:37 PM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: perfect stranger

Fake Indian scalps self.


11 posted on 02/09/2005 4:53:01 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Certified cause of Post Traumatic Redhead Syndrome)
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To: perfect stranger
Interesting point Ann Raises:

Link

"..He bridles at hearing that a woman named Mary Schantag, who operates the POW Network, claims to have found records that indicate Churchill drove heavy machinery in Vietnam, with no mention of combat.

"How, exactly, would being a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam not be a combat assignment?" said Churchill.

"I'll just leave it at that. They can say whatever the hell they want. That's confidential information, and I've never ordered its release from the Department of Defense. End of story.".."

12 posted on 02/09/2005 4:54:30 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: perfect stranger

I've seen Ward Churchill "preaching" his nonsense on Free Speech TV in the past. He certainly fits the mold of the looney and outrageous left. Not a day goes by when some moonbat screeches. Today belongs to the mayor of Baltimore.


13 posted on 02/09/2005 4:54:40 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke-free since January 16, 2005)
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To: perfect stranger

What a great article! As usual, Annie tells it like it is.


14 posted on 02/09/2005 4:58:40 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: perfect stranger

Phony poseur!

15 posted on 02/09/2005 4:58:43 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: perfect stranger

This idiot Churchill has the Freedom of speech that he enjoys because alot of Patriots Past, Present, and the Future to come that are wearing the uniforms of the United States Of America have fought, been wounded, and died so he can run his fat mouth. God Bless America and All Who have Defended Her.


16 posted on 02/09/2005 4:59:02 PM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: perfect stranger

Great writing.....I don't usually read her columns, but I will start!


17 posted on 02/09/2005 4:59:58 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: perfect stranger

Good hatchet job, Ann. You've scalped him!


18 posted on 02/09/2005 5:03:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: perfect stranger

Are we all agreed then......after Ann Coulter dissects a topic or, in this case a toad....there is absolutely nothing left to contribute.

Coulter - brain of the century.


19 posted on 02/09/2005 5:03:13 PM PST by highflight (from a distance - buzzards might appear as eagles.)
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To: perfect stranger
Is Ward Churchill's squaw male or female?

The Indian-or-not question is a very interesting one. IIRC, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorizes the tabulation of racial data. One of the catagories was, "American Indian." Many liberal, progressive, activistic leftie organizations unilaterally applied political correctness and changed this label to, "Native American." No federal legislative action has legitimatized this corruption. So, while I am not an "American Indian," I am a "native American" (unlike Arnold, for example) and proud of having been born in this great nation. Lefties are so clever in manipulating the language, it is surprising that they still get excited when they get a submission from a "native American!"

20 posted on 02/09/2005 5:03:26 PM PST by Tacis ("John ("What SF-180?") Kerry - Still Shilling For Those Who Wish America Ill!")
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Interesting that you mention Free Speech TV. It is in the astronomical numbers of my cable system. I take a look at it from time to time. Its production values are abysmal. Its on-air "talent" is minuscule. And its politics are so far left that they make Howard Dean look like Barry Goldwater.

In short, they are good for a laugh in small doses. There is a certain sadness that apparently sentient human beings take this twaddle seriously.

Congressman Billybob

Click for latest, "Was Howard Dean behind a Daring Art Theft?"

21 posted on 02/09/2005 5:05:58 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (My tagline is on vacation.)
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To: itsamelman

His tribal name is "Walking Eagle" - a birdbrain that's so full of s*** that he can't fly.


22 posted on 02/09/2005 5:09:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"His tribal name is "Walking Eagle" - a birdbrain that's so full of s*** that he can't fly".


Would you object to a ornithological modification?

How about "Big Eared Buzzard" (look at the size of his ears & my well established tag line;)!!!!!!


23 posted on 02/09/2005 5:16:22 PM PST by highflight (from a distance - buzzards might appear as eagles.)
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To: perfect stranger

My Grandmother was 1/2 Cherokee and my Grandfather was full Cherokee (both on my Mother's side) what percentage does that make me? Maybe I can become a Cherokee and get some of that casino money? :)


24 posted on 02/09/2005 5:17:13 PM PST by The Real J Fate
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To: Ann Archy
Her weekly column is fun to read, I enjoy her wit most of all.

Check her website or HumanEvents or WND.com they should have an archive of her previous work. For me it's fun to look back at an event that happened a few years ago and read her column about it.

She's got an impressive resume, and she takes no crap from liberals when she's on TV. She dabated a writer from New Republic at Amherst college on C-SPAN a few months ago and she ripped him apart. Ha-ha

25 posted on 02/09/2005 5:19:56 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: itsamelman

You owe me a new keyboard for that comment.


26 posted on 02/09/2005 5:21:11 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Thanks for the link. That's something I did not know about "Chief Sitting Bulls#it".
27 posted on 02/09/2005 5:23:52 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: The Real J Fate

"My Grandmother was 1/2 Cherokee and my Grandfather was full Cherokee (both on my Mother's side) what percentage does that make me? Maybe I can become a Cherokee and get some of that casino money? :)"

That is some difficult math!!!!!!!! looks like 3/4ths to me;)

And we need your help to determine how to check this phony's heritage.

What type of birth records has the Cherokee tribe maintained? How far back might they go? Where would you begin to check his bona fides? Must be on his mother's side and I would also like to know if he really is a Churchill on his father's side. I hate that he gets to use this revered name.

Kind thoughts


28 posted on 02/09/2005 5:24:17 PM PST by highflight (from a distance - buzzards might appear as eagles.)
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To: highflight

... why do you ask, two dogs #######?


29 posted on 02/09/2005 5:28:18 PM PST by Mark was here (My tag line was about to be censored.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I'm not familiar with FreeSpeech TV, but just by the name it sounds insipid.


30 posted on 02/09/2005 5:29:56 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: perfect stranger

They proclaim to be independent, but they're not. Think of it as Pacifica Radio with pictures.


31 posted on 02/09/2005 5:31:08 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke-free since January 16, 2005)
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To: highflight

I did try to research Churchill in the Dawes list which is one of the databases for Cherokees living on reservations. Without his genealogy I couldn't find anything.


32 posted on 02/09/2005 5:32:45 PM PST by The Real J Fate
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To: perfect stranger
If Ward Churchill thinks he's an Indian put him in front of a Cigar Store.

This rat lowlife, Ward Churchill, has managed to slur to good names at one time............ "Churchill" and "Cleaver".

Gee, Wally!

33 posted on 02/09/2005 5:33:32 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and is the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: perfect stranger

"Am I a real Indian? No, but I once stayed at a Best Western Hotel."
34 posted on 02/09/2005 5:34:14 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: pissant; martin_fierro
A head shot sometimes is not enough

It was with Lincoln.

35 posted on 02/09/2005 5:34:58 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and is the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: The Real J Fate

I think your mother then would have been 3/4ths Cherokee and that would make you 3/8ths. Given there was no Cherokee on your father's side. I had one full blooded Cherokee great grandmother. I've seen the pictures. I've heard it said that so many people have Cherokee ancestry because they were attractive people and the old timers often took them as wives above any other tribes. I think one could be purchased for a horse or two or a good rifle.


36 posted on 02/09/2005 5:35:16 PM PST by mercy (20 years a Gates sucker was enough!)
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To: JOE43270
God Bless America and All Who have Defended Her.

Amen brother.


37 posted on 02/09/2005 5:35:40 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: Roscoe Karns

This guy could pass as Janet Reno's ugly sister.


38 posted on 02/09/2005 5:36:56 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and is the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: perfect stranger
If The Nation won't buy your anti-U.S. government conspiracy theories, Kemosabe, it's probably time to pack up the old teepee and hit the trail of tears.

HAhahaha!!...Ann Steyn...I mean Mark Coulter...I mean...oh man, with the two of them writing it keeps my tear ducts open...from laughing.

FMCDH(BITS)

39 posted on 02/09/2005 5:37:19 PM PST by nothingnew (CNN REPORT: Judge says ready to sit for 6 month Jackson trial: God help us!)
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To: Mrs Mark

ok I'll go with "TWO BEAGLES"

LOL


40 posted on 02/09/2005 5:38:21 PM PST by highflight (from a distance - buzzards might appear as eagles.)
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To: mercy

3/8th's! Is that enough to get preferential treatment? :) I've not seen pictures of them when young but my mom was quite pretty, definite Indian nose.


41 posted on 02/09/2005 5:38:26 PM PST by The Real J Fate
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To: billorites
I am Kirok!


42 posted on 02/09/2005 5:39:18 PM PST by Brett66 (W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1)
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To: Roscoe Karns
He needs a haircut. Without my glasses he looks like Reno's sister.
43 posted on 02/09/2005 5:40:46 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: perfect stranger

Please leave this poor guy alone. I can vouch for the fact that he is the real thing.

Thank you.

Clothes Horse
Chief, Yuppie Indian Tribe


44 posted on 02/09/2005 5:45:38 PM PST by DiscoJohn
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To: perfect stranger
Eviscerating.

Cheers,

knews hound
45 posted on 02/09/2005 5:47:03 PM PST by knews_hound (Out of the NIC ,into the Router, out to the Cloud....Nothing but 'Net)
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To: Roscoe Karns

It's the "workingman's hero" garb that really cracks me up. What a putz!


46 posted on 02/09/2005 5:48:54 PM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metesky

He's probably worn out more than one 'Billy Jack' video.


48 posted on 02/09/2005 5:53:25 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: perfect stranger

Some saw it was alcoholism and disease that hurt the indians. But I say it was a bad bullpen.....


49 posted on 02/09/2005 5:59:28 PM PST by buckeyesrule
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To: perfect stranger
I'm part Injun too, my Injun name is "Passing Wind"

No explanation required....
50 posted on 02/09/2005 6:00:07 PM PST by TheForceOfOne (Social Security – I thought pyramid schemes were illegal!)
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