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Terri Schiavo's Family Continues Effort to Block Jack Kevorkian UF Speech
Life News ^ | 9/3/07 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/03/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT by wagglebee


Gainesville, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The family of Terri Schiavo is continuing its efforts to block a speech by Jack Kevorkian scheduled for the middle of next month. The speech would be the first for the former assisted suicide crusader following his release from prison for killing a disabled man and showing the death on national television.

Kevorkian would speak to students at the University of Florida on October 11 and receive $50,000 for the talk, as long as his parole officers approve the trip.

The family of Terri Schiavo has been leading an effort to stop the speech by gathering petitions from concerned citizens so Kevorkian doesn't get a platform in their home state.

They don't want the former pathologist telling students that people with disabilities should be killed, like their sister, rather than receiving appropriate medical treatment or rehabilitative care.

Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother, told LifeNews.com, "We have collected thousands of petitions (and they are still coming in) to deliver to the Office of the President of the University of Florida."

"We're demanding the University rescind its offer to pay $50,000 for Kevorkian to address the students," he added.

"Despite the ongoing message of death spreading through our society and those, like Jack Kevorkian, who attempt to justify killing the most vulnerable among us, we are committed to fight against this death-obsessed culture and spread Terri's legacy of life, hope and love," Schindler explained.

He said there is still time for pro-life people and others worried about Kevorkian's pro-assisted suicide message to sign a petition asking the University of Florida to cancel the speech.

The petition can be found at the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation web site.

ACTION: You can also contact the University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen at 352-392-1311 or president@ufl.edu.



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If Dr. Death is healthy enough to travel, he's healthy enough for prison.
1 posted on 09/03/2007 12:31:32 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

It is his right to free speech and maybe a lot of people would learn something..it might open their eyes and get them to deal with the realities of death and dying and at the same time deal with the spiritual and moral and ethical dillemas we all face as technology goes further.

It should be an open discussion. Young people are sandbagged when they have no one to discuss things with when they hear someone like him.


2 posted on 09/03/2007 12:39:19 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in Philly and Newark!)
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; Mr. Silverback; 8mmMauser

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3 posted on 09/03/2007 12:40:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 09/03/2007 12:41:06 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
.....and receive $50,000 for the talk

I guess crime does pay.

5 posted on 09/03/2007 12:46:45 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
It is his right to free speech and maybe a lot of people would learn something..it might open their eyes and get them to deal with the realities of death and dying and at the same time deal with the spiritual and moral and ethical dillemas we all face as technology goes further.

There IS NO blanket "right" to free speech, there is a right against the government infringing your free speech. And this is about him being paid a lot of money to tell people the "joys" of killing people.

NOBODY needs to hear this message of death.

6 posted on 09/03/2007 12:53:08 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: USNBandit
Worked for Klintoon, besides what was Kevorkians crime showing someone how to end their miserable life with a self operated machine. He served his time let him talk.
7 posted on 09/03/2007 12:54:39 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Out of Kevorkian’s more than 130 victims, a minority had terminal illnesses; most were people with disabilities who were not terminally ill. According to a review of Kevorkian’s victims by the Detroit Free Press in 1997, 60% did not have terminal conditions.


8 posted on 09/03/2007 12:55:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: wagglebee
Felon murderers, the very definition of liberals and their democrat party.


9 posted on 09/03/2007 12:56:00 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
You are correct in saying that Dr. Kevorkian has a right to free speech. What he has no "right" to, is $50,000 out of the treasury of a public institution.

This is not a question of censorship. It is a question of sponsorship.

It would be a pretty fair show if they would take that $50,000 and split it five ways: $10,000 apiece for Kevorkian and Michael Schiavo on the pro-killing side; #10,000 apiece for Bobby Schindler and Fr. Frank Pavone on the anti-killing side; and the fifth portion to go to the moderator of the discussion, selected, shall we say, by the University of Florida Students with Disabilities Association.

That's sounds educational: a real discussion-starter. But $50,000 for the convicted murderer Kevorkian? No way. I'm signing that petition.

10 posted on 09/03/2007 12:57:05 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Life is Change: how it differs from the rocks." (Crown of Creation, Jefferson Airplane.))
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To: wagglebee
Everyone is going to have to face death sometime maybe allot of poor souls want to hear what he has to say about it nobody has the right to say they cant listen if they want.
11 posted on 09/03/2007 12:59:49 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: bikerman; USNBandit
He served his time let him talk.

NO HE DIDN'T. He was released early because his doctors claimed he was dying. Someone who is dying IS NOT healthy enough to travel from Michigan to Florida to give a speech.

12 posted on 09/03/2007 1:02:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Sun; bjs1779; MHGinTN

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13 posted on 09/03/2007 1:07:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

He should go back to prison. I smell corruption.


14 posted on 09/03/2007 1:15:42 PM PDT by perseid 67 (God is great!)
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To: wagglebee
He may be dying and needs outside hospitalization at times but who said he is not able to travel its not like he will be walking their maybe he will take a private plane,maybe he is doing better now that he is out and eating something better than prison food. He is out now just like OJ and the rest
15 posted on 09/03/2007 1:20:26 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: bikerman

Then he should be under house arrest, he killed well over 100 people.


16 posted on 09/03/2007 1:22:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

He killed them?? If you wanted to die and I gave you the means say a gun and showed you how to pull the trigger and you shot yourself and died how did I kill you? It was your hand that did it not mine so why would I go to jail.


17 posted on 09/03/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: bikerman

Well, in Dr. Death’s case, the jury felt differently.


18 posted on 09/03/2007 1:30:26 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

19 posted on 09/03/2007 1:37:56 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: wagglebee

And I guess the judge felt differently and let him go. He is now free to do what he wants and if someone is willing to pay him 50 grand to make a speech who are we to stop him. I have no plans on going to listen to him but I wont tell someone else they shouldn’t.


20 posted on 09/03/2007 1:43:58 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I’m looking in the Constitution, and I’m not finding any reference to taxpayer funded speaking fees in the First Amendment. Can you point that out to me?


21 posted on 09/03/2007 1:52:58 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Libs obviously donít believe pro-lifers are terrorists, or they'd placate us by banning abortion.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

It’s right by the part of the Constitution that says that a woman has the right to kill her baby.


22 posted on 09/03/2007 1:54:06 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: bikerman
Worked for Klintoon, besides what was Kevorkians crime showing someone how to end their miserable life with a self operated machine.

I say this without intending insult: You are ignorant of the realities being discussed here.

Kevorkian and those who support him ignore the role of depression in assisted suicide decisions. Here's a good example of someone who'd be dead now if she'd had Kevorkian available.

Kevorkian and those who support him ignore all advances in palliative care and act as if we are still living in the medical dark ages.

He served his time let him talk.

Fine. You and those who think like you can take up a collection, but there's no reason the citizens of Florida should have to put up tax money for this criminal, and there's no reason that Terri Schiavo's family can't use their free speech rights to oppose this misuse of funds.

23 posted on 09/03/2007 2:06:34 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Libs obviously donít believe pro-lifers are terrorists, or they'd placate us by banning abortion.)
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To: wagglebee
It’s right by the part of the Constitution that says that a woman has the right to kill her baby.

Oh, it's in the penumbra...thanks for helping.

24 posted on 09/03/2007 2:11:58 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Libs obviously donít believe pro-lifers are terrorists, or they'd placate us by banning abortion.)
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To: wagglebee

The essential difference between the conservative and liberal positions on euthanasia is that conservatives believe in the sanctity of life while the liberals believe that an unhappy life is not worth living.

Liberals will point out that that no one forces people to choose euthanasia and that individuals should be empowered to make that decision themselves. Conservatives fear that the right to die will eventually become the responsibility to die. This is a reasonable concern, but the obvious solution is proper legislation to insure euthanasia isn’t misused rather than outright prohibition.

As a pro lifer, why do you feel it necessary to use the power of the state to stop assisted suicide? How did Dr. Kevorkian’s work harm you or society at large? Was it really necessary that he go to jail for helping people who wanted to die?

I’d honestly like to know.


25 posted on 09/03/2007 2:20:54 PM PDT by Gerfang (Beware the man who would deny you access to information, in his heart he dreams himself your master)
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To: Gerfang
As a pro lifer, why do you feel it necessary to use the power of the state to stop assisted suicide?

Because I believe in the sanctity of life, from conception until natural death.

How did Dr. Kevorkian’s work harm you or society at large? Was it really necessary that he go to jail for helping people who wanted to die?

He killed well over 100 people and that is a crime, REGARDLESS of anyone's wishes. And there is a lot of evidence suggesting that many of these people were simply depressed and quite possibly not stable enough to express their wishes.

26 posted on 09/03/2007 2:31:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: bikerman
If you wanted to die and I gave you the means say a gun and showed you how to pull the trigger and you shot yourself and died how did I kill you? It was your hand that did it not mine so why would I go to jail.

60 Minutes showed a video where he PULLED the trigger. That's why he was sent to jail.

27 posted on 09/03/2007 2:56:54 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: Mr. Silverback
I am not debating the fact the Schiavos have the right to protest Kevorkians speech nor am I supporting Kevorkians right to make any talks he wishes I am just saying People who are in pain because of terminal disease who want to end it might be depressed yes but the truth is they will die either way so why not give them a choice,thats all Kevorkian did was give them the right to do whatever they wanted with their life or whats left of it.I hope if I am ever in a condition like that I can make my own decision to do whatever I wish and not have some bleeding heart tell me I cant.
28 posted on 09/03/2007 3:06:01 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: wagglebee

Sheesh.

This guy got his rocks off killing people.

Much as I hate to watch people be fooled, at times it is fun.

They found some positively obscene pics of death scenes in Kevorkian’s house. This fellow was no champion of the suffering. He enjoyed killing people and I mean “enjoyed” in the lowest denominator possible.

And yet he is cheered on by the fools.


29 posted on 09/03/2007 3:09:19 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: bikerman

If someone wants to die bad enough they should get a damn gun and pull the trigger. It’s not that hard to kill yerself. What, they gonna put you in jail for killing yourself?

Don’t go asking the government to pass laws that basically send a society down a slippery slope that we should know all about since the government saw fit to allow uninhibited abortion on demand.

I find this kind of irrational justification of euthanasia often on liberal forums. It’s a surprise to see the normally intelligent posters on FreeRepublic be so fooled.

Also, you do know that this fine doctor had a fetish about death, don’t you? His intentions were far less than the honorable notion of freeing someone from pain.

But like Stalin said about....what? ...useful idiots....

So too does Doctor K.


30 posted on 09/03/2007 3:13:40 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: bjs1779

I understand but to say he did this to a 100 was a little out of line and he paid for that mistake and is now free.


31 posted on 09/03/2007 3:13:52 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: bikerman
I understand but to say he did this to a 100 was a little out of line and he paid for that mistake and is now free.

Do I have the right to entice your children to commit suicide? That might have a bad day once in awhile. Wouldn't you be glad that I was there to HELP?

32 posted on 09/03/2007 3:28:24 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779
That might have a bad day once in awhile.

(They) might have a bad day once in awhile.

33 posted on 09/03/2007 3:31:25 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: Fishtalk
Huh? Thats what I have been saying all along if you want to die you should have that right to do so anyway you wish if your healthy enough to go and purchase a gun and want to do it that way fine,or if I am to disabled to do so why not have someone like so called Dr Death make me a machine for me to make it easier I am not asking the government to get involved or anything like that as for the fetish about death I don't believe he was going door to door drumming up customers they were calling him. Stalin was going door to door. useful idiots.
34 posted on 09/03/2007 3:32:20 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: bjs1779
Do I have the right to entice your children to commit suicide? That might have a bad day once in awhile. Wouldn’t you be glad that I was there to HELP?

Where did the children get into this? having a bad day is a lot different than being terminally ill with no chance of survival because of old age.

35 posted on 09/03/2007 3:36:46 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: bikerman
I don't believe he was going door to door drumming up customers they were calling him.

Right. Now he wants to go to school to school. Sad to see you apparently support that type of disease.

36 posted on 09/03/2007 3:38:29 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bikerman
Where did the children get into this?

Where is he salivating to speak?

37 posted on 09/03/2007 3:40:40 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bikerman
Where did the children get into this? having a bad day is a lot different than being terminally ill with no chance of survival because of old age.

The guy he was convicted of killing was neither. Glad to see how forgiving you are when a killer wants to work his deeds again.

38 posted on 09/03/2007 3:48:33 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bikerman
I understand but to say he did this to a 100 was a little out of line

How far out of line is it? How many do you think he killed?

and he paid for

No, his victims paid. He got out of jail early, based on the lie that he was too unhealthy to continue serving his sentence. But he's healthy enough to go drum up business at a college campus.

that mistake

It was not a mistake. He did it on purpose, many times. He said he'd still do it again if he could.

and is now free.

Oh yeah, he's free alright. That is not a good thing.

39 posted on 09/03/2007 3:50:09 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit. ~ ř)
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To: BykrBayb
It was not a mistake. He did it on purpose, many times. He said he'd still do it again if he could.

The only reason he was not convicted earlier was that there was no video of his crime. He got brave and put one on 60 minutes and he went to jail. He felt invincible and he got caught.

40 posted on 09/03/2007 3:55:54 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779

How many people did he openly brag about “helping”? Do you remember? I’m pretty sure it was about 100.


41 posted on 09/03/2007 3:59:01 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit. ~ ř)
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Oh yeah, he's free alright. That is not a good thing.

And notice he's rushing to a state with an inordinate percentage of senior citizens AND a track record for condoning the murder of the disabled.

42 posted on 09/03/2007 4:02:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb

Dr. Death claims to have killed at least 130 people.


43 posted on 09/03/2007 4:04:04 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Coincidence? I think not!


44 posted on 09/03/2007 4:04:10 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit. ~ ř)
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To: wagglebee

Do you have a link to a reliable source of that figure, for our guest who thinks 100 is over the top?


45 posted on 09/03/2007 4:05:27 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit. ~ ř)
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To: BykrBayb

It wouldn’t surprise me if he started telling these college students about how much more money they stand to inherit without the “burden” of long-term healthcare for their grandparents.


46 posted on 09/03/2007 4:05:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb

Here’s a bunch of links (Yahoo search of Jack Kevorkian 130):

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu4ttk9xG3UIAE_ZXNyoA?p=jack+kevorkian+130&y=Search&fr=yfp-t-501-s


47 posted on 09/03/2007 4:07:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I’d be shocked if he didn’t.


48 posted on 09/03/2007 4:07:40 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit. ~ ř)
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To: BykrBayb
Do you have a link to a reliable source of that figure, for our guest who thinks 100 is over the top?

ONE makes him a murderer and a person to be feared. 130 catapults him to the top of the serial killer pantheon.

49 posted on 09/03/2007 4:08:52 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb
"Dr. Kevorkian, a retired pathologist who says he has helped more than 130 people commit suicide in a campaign of death in the last decade that has made him a courageous pioneer to some and an arrogant predator to others, said simply, ''I have no comment, your honor.''>

Over 130 served

50 posted on 09/03/2007 4:09:43 PM PDT by bjs1779
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