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Henry Hyde (R) has passed away
Fox News Online | 11/29/2007 | Self

Posted on 11/29/2007 6:22:09 AM PST by Brytani

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To: Brytani

Hyde had a very difficult job to perform. May he rest in peace.


101 posted on 11/29/2007 7:56:49 AM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Brytani

A true Statesman!

At the Impeachment Dinner, I remember just looking at him and thinking —”What a great and brave man”. God bless and rest his soul.


102 posted on 11/29/2007 7:59:25 AM PST by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Spunky

A true champion in every sense of the word. It is a shame he enjoyed such a brief retirement before passing but he is one of the few congressmen who truly made a difference and whose legacy will be remembered for generations to come. My condolences to his family and prayers to all who mourn this loss. We will see him in Heaven.


103 posted on 11/29/2007 8:00:06 AM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: Brytani

Thank you sir, for your devoted service to the people of the United States, for giving so many years of your life to us.


104 posted on 11/29/2007 8:04:07 AM PST by Libertina ("User Fees" are the taxes government charges citizens to use what they have previously paid for.)
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To: Brytani

God bless him. May his tireless work for the rights of the unborn blot out any of his other failings in the eyes of Almighty God.


105 posted on 11/29/2007 8:06:25 AM PST by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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You shall be missed, Henry Hyde. Thank you for your service and fight for the civil rights of the preborn.


106 posted on 11/29/2007 8:08:46 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes 2008)
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To: Brytani
SLEEP softly … eagle forgotten … under the stone.
Time has its way with you there, and the clay has its own.
“We have buried him now,” thought your foes, and in secret rejoiced.
They made a brave show of their mourning, their hatred unvoiced.
They had snarled at you, barked at you, foamed at you, day after day.
Now you were ended. They praised you … and laid you away.

The others, that mourned you in silence and terror and truth,
The widow bereft of her crust, and the boy without youth,
The mocked and the scorned and the wounded, the lame and the poor,
That should have remembered forever,… remember no more.

Where are those lovers of yours, on what name do they call,
The lost, that in armies wept over your funeral pall?
They call on the names of a hundred high-valiant ones,
A hundred white eagles have risen, the sons of your sons.
The zeal in their wings is a zeal that your dreaming began,
The valor that wore out your soul in the service of man.

Sleep softly … eagle forgotten … under the stone.
Time has its way with you there, and the clay has its own.
Sleep on, O brave-hearted, O wise man that kindled the flame—
To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name,
To live in mankind, far, far more than to live in a name!—

- Vachel Lindsay

107 posted on 11/29/2007 8:11:51 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Prayer for his family.


108 posted on 11/29/2007 8:12:22 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With "conservatives" like these, who needs liberals??)
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To: Exit148
At the Impeachment Dinner, I remember just looking at him and thinking —”What a great and brave man”. God bless and rest his soul.

Indeed. Yet I watched with dismay as he went from being everybody's hero for leading the charge on impeachment to being called every name in the book for co-sponsoring an assest forfeiture reform bill with Henry Waxman in the span of just a few weeks.

109 posted on 11/29/2007 8:12:48 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Brytani

Rest in Peace


110 posted on 11/29/2007 8:17:46 AM PST by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: AuntB

Yes...


111 posted on 11/29/2007 8:28:11 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Brytani
Wow. Over 110 posts from ultra conservative freepers paying homage to the man. I don't know anything about his work to preserve the lives of unborn children, but I'm pretty certain that the late Mr. Hyde never saw a gun grab he didn't just love. I hate to speak ill of the dead, but let us not forget he was still flesh and blood and had feet of clay. The right to lifers may have seen him as Dr. Jekyll. But for Sara Brady he was an effective Mr. Hyde inside her opponents (pro 2nd Amendment Republicans) perimeter. Please don't flame me for this observation.
112 posted on 11/29/2007 8:29:55 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Brytani

Rest in peace!


113 posted on 11/29/2007 8:30:29 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (VeYisra'el 'ahav 'et-Yosef mikkol-banayv ki-ven-zequnim hu' lo; ve`asah lo ketonet passim.)
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To: Brytani

Henry Hyde was a good and gracious gentleman. The Founding Fathers would have been proud of him.


114 posted on 11/29/2007 8:34:58 AM PST by Gritty (Liberals go to therapy. Conservatives go to church. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Brytani

He had a long and productive career in politics. He did a good job for us during the impeachment proceedings and took a lot of crap because of it.


115 posted on 11/29/2007 8:37:13 AM PST by Eva
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To: TomServo
I’m sure Alec Baldwin is doing a dance right about now

Well, at least he can drop the stones he's been holding.

116 posted on 11/29/2007 8:53:20 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: victim soul; 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; AliVeritas; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; ...
May this good man rest in peace. List members, don't miss victim soul's post 70.

ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

117 posted on 11/29/2007 8:57:00 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Support Scouting: Raising boys to be strong men and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: Brytani

R.I.P


118 posted on 11/29/2007 9:15:05 AM PST by Soul Seeker (If Fox were part of the VRWC they wouldn’t be shilling for Rudy.)
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To: Brytani

R.I.P. Mr Hyde. Thank you.


119 posted on 11/29/2007 9:20:29 AM PST by Darnright
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To: Brytani

Sorry to hear this. I have a lot of respect for him. May he rest in peace.


120 posted on 11/29/2007 9:22:51 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Mr. President, Article IV Section IV is in our Constitution, and the states it refers to are our's.)
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To: Brytani

May he rest in peace and know that History will remember him well.


121 posted on 11/29/2007 9:23:32 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("When you can't make them see the light; make them feel the heat." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brytani

bump


122 posted on 11/29/2007 9:23:39 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: victim soul

Awesome.

May his soul find eternal rest.


123 posted on 11/29/2007 9:24:40 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Brytani

A giant of a man in all the important aspects of character.

A statesman unparalled in our time.

A staunch defender of the unborn.

Now, he will see his legacy walking on the streets of gold.

Thank you, Mr. Hyde. Your courage and tenacity saved countless children.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant.


124 posted on 11/29/2007 9:25:55 AM PST by exit82 (I believe Juanita--Hillary enabled Juanita's rapist.)
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To: Brytani

God rest his soul.


125 posted on 11/29/2007 9:29:21 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: cubreporter

heartfelt ping! Henry Hyde stands among a mere handful of honorable Americans for his stand against Evil.


126 posted on 11/29/2007 9:39:26 AM PST by righteousindignation
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To: exit82

Your fine post and so many others on this thread restore my spirits [along with prayer] during this dark time.


127 posted on 11/29/2007 9:41:45 AM PST by righteousindignation
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To: Brytani

RIP, Mr. Hyde. Those who have forgotten just how potent the Clinton smear machine was need only review your case.


128 posted on 11/29/2007 9:47:32 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Brytani

Rest in Peace


129 posted on 11/29/2007 9:59:57 AM PST by Norman Bates
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To: johnny7

my condolances to family and friends...


130 posted on 11/29/2007 10:01:47 AM PST by aimee5291
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To: Kuksool
Thanks for posting that link.

From the article:

During the height of the impeachment controversy, Rep. Maxine Waters, a left-wing Democrat, tried to scold Hyde: “History will not be kind to you.” She was wrong. History will remember Henry Hyde for precisely what he was: One of the great congressmen of his generation — or any generation.

131 posted on 11/29/2007 10:02:00 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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I'm so glad he got to know that his life and work earned him a Medal of Freedom from President Bush before he died. RIP, brave warrior ... you walked with courage. May you be resting in God's glory.

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"Bob Hyde is here on behalf of his Dad, the Honorable Henry J. Hyde, who was not able to be with us today. Congressman Hyde spent more than three decades as a towering figure on Capitol Hill. But he first made his name in Washington more than 60 years ago.

He was on the Georgetown basketball team, and played in the NCAA Eastern championship game in 1943. After college and Navy service in World War II, he returned home to Illinois, and earned a law degree, and made his way into politics. This erudite, scholarly man has walked with kings and kept the common touch.

He won 20 elections, and gave steady service to the people of Illinois for 40 years.

In the House, Congressman Hyde rose to the chairmanship of two committees, Judiciary and International Relations. And from the first day, he was a commanding presence, and he was a man of consequence.

Colleagues were struck by his extraordinary intellect, his deep convictions, and eloquent voice. In committee and in the House chamber, the background noise would stop when Henry Hyde had the floor.

He used his persuasive powers for noble causes. He stood for a strong and purposeful America -- confident in freedom's advance, and firm in freedom's defense. He stood for limited, accountable government, and the equality of every person before the law.

He was a gallant champion of the weak and forgotten, and a fearless defender of life in all its seasons.

Henry Hyde spoke of controversial matters with intellectual honesty and without rancor. He proved that a man can have firm convictions and be a favorite of Democrats and Republicans alike.

Henry likes quoting the adage, "Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver but the other is gold." To so many on Capitol Hill, Henry Hyde's friendship is gold.

They're quick to say it's not the same Congress without him -- but that we're a better country because he was there. And colleagues will always admire and look up to the gentleman from Illinois, Henry J. Hyde. And, Bob, please tell your Dad a lot of us in Washington love him. (Applause.)

Video of Congressman Hyde, watching the ceremony from the rehab center ... on the right .. gracious and humble to the end. ~~~

President Bush Notes Pro-Life Stand of Senator Henry Hyde as Reason for Medal of Freedom

In 1994 Hyde said he was "greatly disappointed with the failure of much of the church hierarchy to take an unequivocal stand on abortion."

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Congressman Henry Hyde is an American statesman of great renown. In addition to chairing the House Judiciary Committee, Hyde was President of the Clinton impeachment trial, a high-level participant in the response to the 9-11 attacks, and a major player in the worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

However, more than anything else Henry Hyde is known for his stalwart defense of the right to life of unborn children.

In announcing Hyde as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to be awarded November 5, President George Bush noted his pro-life stance first. "Henry J. Hyde has served America with distinction. During his career in the House of Representatives, he was a powerful defender of life and a leading advocate for a strong national defense and for freedom around the world," said the announcement.

Hyde was the first person to win a political victory for the pro-life cause since Roe vs. Wade, with his Hyde Amendment in 1976 banning public spending on abortions.

While in public office, Hyde was often described as "U.S. Roman Catholicism's most distinguished laymen."

Hyde noted with dismay the disastrous effects of the repeated failure of the Catholic hierarchy to remain strong on the abortion issue when dealing with politicians.

In 1994 while the US Bishops were debating whether or not to give communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians, Hyde told the Chicago Sun Times, "I am greatly disappointed with the failure of much of the church hierarchy to take an unequivocal stand on abortion."

Speaking of the tendency to equate issues such as poverty and healthcare and abortion, Hyde said it provides, "people like Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin and John Kerry the cover they seek to maintain their Catholic affiliation and at the same time pander to Planned Parenthood."

"If the church doesn't come out strong and condemn those who want to receive Holy Communion while not in the state of sanctifying grace, then the church has lost its moral authority, and that is tragic," he concluded.

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WGN Article and Video of Mr. Hyde's interview about the honor, while watching the ceremony.

132 posted on 11/29/2007 10:12:53 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: righteousindignation

Amen.


133 posted on 11/29/2007 10:13:07 AM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: ExSoldier
Please don't flame me for this observation.

You should be flamed. He did a lot of good in a lot of areas, and you choose the occasion of his death to complain about one issue where he wasn't perfect.

134 posted on 11/29/2007 10:13:40 AM PST by murdoog
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To: Brytani
Rest in peace, you dear sweet man.

Prayer for his family.

135 posted on 11/29/2007 10:14:18 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Brytani

RIP. A good man.


136 posted on 11/29/2007 10:15:13 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: murdoog
I'm not going to give him the accolade's of the masses for his "good deeds" when I sweated blood to fight his initiatives to destroy fundamental rights in other areas. When did the Bill of Rights become prioritized? I fought him tooth and nail on the issue of the 2nd Amendment for decades and I'll not apologize for that. Not one bit. Does his son stand for the same "ideals?" Will he step into his father's shoes to continue the fight against OUR rights? A number of politicians sons and daughters have done just that. He stands before the Lord on the strength of his relationship with Christ and nothing more; as someday will we all. I'll not spritz perfume over the body of a fallen opponent. I just step over the still form and continue my own fight until it's MY turn to fall. My friends will praise me (I hope!) and my enemies may reflect on the quality of the battle, even as they step across me to continue their battle. It is what it is and I'll not apologize. I criticized him in life and now that he's passed, I see no reason to change course. 'Course I'm an ExSoldier and my views may not reflect yours. That's the Biz.
137 posted on 11/29/2007 10:33:49 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Brytani

God rest his soul.

I had tremendous respect for Rep. Hyde during the impeachment soap opera. He stood head and shoulders above the Clintons and their filthy cast of characters. What a contrast.


138 posted on 11/29/2007 10:38:48 AM PST by Fudd Fan (hillery-rotten & her flying-monkeys in 08? OVER MY DEAD BODY, WitCh©®™!!)
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To: Brytani
My hat is off to him. God bless his family and the area he represented.

He was not perfect, but anyone who forcefully stood up for truth and righteousness the way he did, from out of a corrupt Illinois GOP status quo, deserves special recognition.

139 posted on 11/29/2007 11:03:47 AM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: TomServo
I’m sure Alec Baldwin is doing a dance right about now.

I can see him dancing in the street, handing out candy and praising Allah.

140 posted on 11/29/2007 11:07:20 AM PST by Max in Utah (If your neighbors habitually trespassed, wouldn't you want a nice tall fence with razor wire on top?)
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To: NautiNurse; Jim Robinson
Yes, indeed.....he held a special place in my heart. And he was a very good man who was a leader in maintaining the sanctity of life.

We were young politicians together in Du Page county, Illinois, the site of his congressional district, He was a state rep at the time.

Periodically, local pols would gather at a local Irish watering-hole for lunch. Politics was discussed no end. Many times, Henry, Judge Morgan, myself and a few others ended up singing Irish ditties much to the amusement of other dinners.

Henry was a regular guy, a lot of fun, a great conservative, the perfect Irish raconteur, a middle-west traditionalist and a fighter for American values.

Our country has lost a real man and genuine patriot.Those of us who knew him KNOW he's resting in peace.

Leni

141 posted on 11/29/2007 11:11:56 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: Brytani

Just imagine the millions of unborn babies he fought so valiantly for...they are all surrounding him...an army of innocent cherubs...welcoming him Home!


142 posted on 11/29/2007 11:16:01 AM PST by Palladin ("How do we beat The Bitch?"--John McCain Supporter)
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To: Brytani

A loss for us and a gain for Heaven. Rest in peace, Henry. And please tell Ronaldus Magnus we miss him.


143 posted on 11/29/2007 11:20:00 AM PST by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: seenenuf
See # 141.

Leni

144 posted on 11/29/2007 11:20:21 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: ExSoldier; EternalVigilance; fieldmarshaldj

ExSoldier: You are misbehaving at the wake of a great man. I suspect that I am in complete agreement with you as a RTKBA absolutist. Henry Hyde disappointed me when he slipped on that vital issue. Nonetheless, he was the greatest Congressman of our time, despite that serious imperfection. His work for the pro-life cause and his tenacious defense of the babies marks him as being to the Congress what Ronaldus Maximus was to the presidency. You are convincing no one by engaging in disorderly conduct at his wake.


145 posted on 11/29/2007 11:31:13 AM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: nsmart

In retrospect, the way Bush screwed Linda Tripp over was an indication of staffing errors the Admin made to this day.


146 posted on 11/29/2007 11:35:07 AM PST by L.N. Smithee (Edward M. Kennedy High School -- Home of the Killer Whales!)
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To: BlackElk
This is not a wake. It's a THREAD. But you are correct in that it is unseemly for me to rant in a diatribe where 110+ good folks are praising a man now passed on to the Lord. So I'll move along, now.
147 posted on 11/29/2007 11:35:38 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: McGruff
Lee Rodgers said on the KSFO Morning Show this morning, that he knew Hyde from way back in his Chicago days, and that Hyde had said to him (he couldn't remember if it was on the air or in private) that Trent Lott sabotaged the Clinton impeachment.

-PJ

148 posted on 11/29/2007 11:40:23 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Brytani

R.I.P., Mr. Hyde. God bless you.


149 posted on 11/29/2007 11:47:11 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Brytani

Condolences to the Hyde family.

RIP Henry Hyde.


150 posted on 11/29/2007 11:59:04 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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