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Shocking Attack by 'Peace Thugs' in Pennsylvania!
Melanie Morgan.com ^ | Tuesday, 22 April 2008 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 04/23/2008 8:16:04 PM PDT by Just A Nobody

My e-mail box is over-flowing with alarming news from Pa. where the Gathering of Eagles witnessed a 14-year old boy attacked by Peace Thugs.

This news is so disturbing and so typical, that a website has now been established to document this intensifying level of violence against patriotic Americans. Peace Thugs Exposed!

Dan Maloney, my friend and GOE NY Coordinator writes about this outrage.

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Iraq War Veteran and Family Assaulted!

April 22, 2008
Peace Fascists, College Professors and Hillary Supporters assault Iraqi War Veteran and Family while citizens do nothing to intervene.

Edinboro, PA, Apr. 22
For the second time in as many weeks, an Iraq War Veteran and his family held a Support the Troops rally across the street from the weekly “peace” protest in this college town. This week the true nature of the ‘peace’ activists was revealed for all to see. When the veteran’s 14 year old son crossed the street to videotape the protesters and their signs, the protesters became agitated and began harassing the boy. The right to record video in any public venue is long established in law and any attempt to interfere with that right is a violation of civil rights.

Seeing the escalating tension across the street, the veteran and his wife crossed over, leaving their three youngest children on the other side for safety while they went to retrieve their eldest son. Two of the female ‘peace’ protesters then attacked the veteran’s wife. When the veteran pulled one of those attackers off his wife he was jumped by four or five of the ‘peace’ people and knocked to the ground where they held him while beating him and smashing his eyeglasses.

The son pulled the remaining attacker off his mother, but the attacker managed to get in one last kick to his mother’s head with her boot. She then punched the son in his face while his mother called the police.

This all took place at a busy intersection, the mother had been knocked into the street in bumper to bumper traffic. People were visible in the windows of shops and a bar nearby. One might think someone would intervene to put a stop to the assault. One would be wrong. In a scene eerily reminiscent of the Kitty Genovese tragedy in New York, the bystanders and passers-by refused to stand up to the ‘peace’ thugs. Displaying a craven cowardice one would not have expected in middle America they would rather go on their way thankful that it was not them being assaulted. It was NOT them, today, but what about tomorrow?

When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the ‘peace’ thugs spit in the face of the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing! Officers, that is an assault! I don’t know where or how they train police in Edinboro but they obviously need some refresher courses!

One of the police was very aggressive toward the veteran and his family as if they were the attackers!

I think it is long past time for the people in this country to wake up to the violence of the ‘peace’ movement. I think it is long past time for them to realize that not standing up to the excesses of violence will only beget more violence.

Last Fourth of July, in New Jersey, one of these ‘peace’ people walked up to a young veteran of the War in Iraq and Afghanistan and shot him in the heart just because he was in the military. Last month another person or persons unknown detonated an improvised explosive device at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Today a veteran and his family were assaulted in plain daylight on a public street in view of dozens of people and not one lifted a hand to help. This is not the America I grew up in. This is the Amerika the ‘peace’ crowd is bringing to your town and neighborhood.

Dan Maloney
NY State Coordinator
Gathering of Eagles


It is past time for the American people to wake up to what is going on in this country and actively defend our Troops and country!


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: commies; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; notapeacemovement; peaceniks; protests; riot; troops; veteran; wot
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CJ at A Soldiers Perspective has also posted about this atrocity. His post includes a response from the Edinboro Borough Manager to a letter sent by Retired Colonel Harry Riley, one of the founders of Eagles Up.

Another account of the "incident" can be found at RED ALERTS under the title:
The Peaceful left: War Protesters Savagely Beat Iraq War Veteran and his Family

1 posted on 04/23/2008 8:16:07 PM PDT by Just A Nobody
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo; Doctor Raoul; Impeach98; Syncro; kristinn; Calpernia; StarCMC; ...

This has gone too far and it is high time for it to end!


2 posted on 04/23/2008 8:17:49 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody
These people desperately want to run this country and ship the uncastrated white population to concentration camps.
3 posted on 04/23/2008 8:20:54 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Just A Nobody

Is there video of this? Did I miss it?


4 posted on 04/23/2008 8:25:17 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Just A Nobody

Start by being prepared to fight.

I mean really fight, as in blood and teeth on the floor fighting.
If you are not so prepared, then IMO, do not protest or go to one.

When the liberals get just a little more power these anti kook protesters are going to be killed.


5 posted on 04/23/2008 8:26:21 PM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: Just A Nobody
Make sure they suffer for their actions.

Just sayin'.....not advocating the smashing of skulls or the breaking of kneecaps.

Never do that, nope, not at all. Just sayin'.

6 posted on 04/23/2008 8:29:11 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Just A Nobody

When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the ‘peace’ thugs spit in the face of the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing! Officers, that is an assault! I don’t know where or how they train police in Edinboro but they obviously need some refresher courses!

Lawsuit...cop needs to loose his badge.


7 posted on 04/23/2008 8:30:03 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: Gondring

Currently the Edinboro Police are in possesion of the video. Word is it will be posted as soon as it is released and reviewed.


8 posted on 04/23/2008 8:34:22 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Thumper1960

accidently on purpose kinda sorta.


9 posted on 04/23/2008 8:35:04 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: Just A Nobody
Erie, PA. There's little soul there, probably should just burn the damn place down.
10 posted on 04/23/2008 8:36:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: bill1952
Start by being prepared to fight.

All I do is say: "Get away from me, I don't talk to commies!" They run away like little girls.

11 posted on 04/23/2008 8:36:37 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Thumper1960

LOL! I hear ya loud and clear!


12 posted on 04/23/2008 8:37:04 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: oyez

There is nothing peaceful about their agenda. Communism kills and their hate filled rhetoric needs to be FRONT PAGE NEWS.


13 posted on 04/23/2008 8:37:18 PM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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To: Just A Nobody
This has gone too far and it is high time for it to end!

You're absolutely right! It is a sad day in our country when people witness assaults like this, stand and watch and do nothing then have police come and be hostile to those who were assaulted.

I know nothing of Edinboro, PA but it's obvious to me they are a pack of moonbats or no one has a backbone, probably both. It looks like when we counter protest we better have enough patriots to protect our own.

Thanks for the ping, Justa.

14 posted on 04/23/2008 8:37:21 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: fishhound

Agree!


15 posted on 04/23/2008 8:37:23 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Can you ping me if and when it’s available?
Thanks in Advance.


16 posted on 04/23/2008 8:37:51 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound
Indeed!

We certainly do not advocate unnecessary violence and mayhem.

Just handle them in the exact same manner one would handle a rabid dog.

With kindness..........eh?

17 posted on 04/23/2008 8:38:38 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: fishhound

Police don’t do much about Leftist radicals anymore. They may book them but WAY too often a judge will just toss the charges out once the smoke clears.

They aren’t found innocent, the court wants nothing to do with them. So they are free to break more laws.


18 posted on 04/23/2008 8:38:51 PM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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To: Just A Nobody

Hope there is more than one. What happens if something happens to the video while it is in their possession?


19 posted on 04/23/2008 8:40:36 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: Thumper1960; weegee

This comment well sums up the problem. I found it below the article. I think it is the “being boxed” in effect by legalities.

David on Apr 23rd, 2008 at 10:14 am

It’s called “anarcho-tyranny”: government action (or inaction) designed to oppress common, law-abiding folk (or designed to manufacture complex laws and regulations to make common, law-abiding folks into easily-oppressed faux “outlaws”) while turning a blind eye toward–or even actively supporting–outlaws.


20 posted on 04/23/2008 8:42:06 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound
When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the ‘peace’ thugs spit in the face of the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing! Officers, that is an assault! I don’t know where or how they train police in Edinboro but they obviously need some refresher courses!

Lawsuit...cop needs to loose his badge.

It's not necessarily over.

In Pennsylvania summary harassment charges can be filed up to 30 days after the incident...longer time frames for simple assault. So maybe the Edinboro PD are giving the peaceniks the illusion of a thrill of victory only to drop the hammer 3 1/2 weeks from now.

21 posted on 04/23/2008 8:42:31 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon.)
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To: lightman

No American man/soldier should ever have to see his son and wife abused by trash...period!


22 posted on 04/23/2008 8:45:48 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: jazusamo
Edinboro is a borough in Erie County, in NE Pennsylvania. It is home to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, which is a small college. It is relatively sedate and friendly, unless the riff raff comes calling.

My friends two daughters attend EU. They are now arranging for a group of their friends to be at these weekly counter-protests to assist the patriots.

I no longer have any of my ping lists. If you could ping other troop supporters, I would greatly appreciate it.

23 posted on 04/23/2008 8:45:48 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Where can I find these peacethugs? I would like to instigate a “debate” with them.


24 posted on 04/23/2008 8:46:55 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Just A Nobody

Hope you donate some csash to them. In the form of rolls of quarters. You know for parking.


25 posted on 04/23/2008 8:47:36 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound

Will do! Thanks for your interest!


26 posted on 04/23/2008 8:47:40 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: fishhound
The government may think it's prepared for large scale civil disobedience by Americans.

They'll miscalculate.

Those pesky unforeseen variables have a way of biting you.

27 posted on 04/23/2008 8:47:50 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: smoothsailing

My goodness! Where I come from, Erie is the BIG city. ;*)


28 posted on 04/23/2008 8:48:41 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: ozaukeemom

I was thinking about that earlier. The article indicates that many viewed the video on site, so the PD would be asking for more trouble if something happened to it.


29 posted on 04/23/2008 8:52:21 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Thumper1960

“The government may think it’s prepared for large scale civil disobedience by Americans.

They’ll miscalculate.

Those pesky unforeseen variables have a way of biting you. “

I think you are right.
“unforeseen variables”...very unpredictable.
A little off your point but...
And if Clinton gets the nomination I think we may some of it in August in inner cities.


30 posted on 04/23/2008 8:52:47 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound
It’s called “anarcho-tyranny”: government action (or inaction) designed to oppress common, law-abiding folk (or designed to manufacture complex laws and regulations to make common, law-abiding folks into easily-oppressed faux “outlaws”) while turning a blind eye toward–or even actively supporting–outlaws.

Well, that certainly sums it up quite nicely, doesn't it?
Silver Spring, MD; Washington, DC; Bezerkly, CA; Ashville, NC; Toledo, OH; NYC, NY; Erie, PA...
I'm sure I'm missing other locations. ENOUGH!

31 posted on 04/23/2008 8:56:54 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: randomhero97

LOL! Try the locations listed in post #31. ;*)


32 posted on 04/23/2008 8:58:33 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: fishhound
"When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the ‘peace’ thugs spit in the face of the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing!"

The police are worthless. The only thing they excel at is writing traffic tickets, and we all know why that is...

33 posted on 04/23/2008 8:58:38 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Just A Nobody; lilycicero; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Lancey Howard; abigailsmybaby; Badeye; billmor; ..

Pinging a few people to Just A Nobody’s thread who support our troops. This is very disturbing!


34 posted on 04/23/2008 8:59:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: fishhound

Yep, I hear parking is VERY expensive in Edinboro. ;*)


35 posted on 04/23/2008 9:00:08 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

” I’m sure I’m missing other locations.”

The entire FN state of MA.
I didn’t want you to miss one. lol


36 posted on 04/23/2008 9:02:10 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks much, jaz! I owe ya!


37 posted on 04/23/2008 9:02:14 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Hah! Whatta ya mean ya owe me, I couldn’t turn down my best girl! :-)


38 posted on 04/23/2008 9:04:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Just A Nobody

Last Fourth of July, in New Jersey, one of these ‘peace’ people walked up to a young veteran of the War in Iraq and Afghanistan and shot him in the heart just because he was in the military.
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Sorry, didn’t hear about this. A peace activist shot a young veteran, and the Jersey papers never covered it, even though they run features that respect the soldiers, and honor those who die in Iraq?

Guess what? I don’t believe a word of the whole above article now.


39 posted on 04/23/2008 9:04:27 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: fishhound
You know for parking.

Yhea, I'd like to park a few.

40 posted on 04/23/2008 9:04:36 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: fishhound; rlmorel
LOL! Have they had violent "civil disobedience" in regard to our troops or the war anywhere in MA?

I wouldn't think they would, as most have the same perspective, with a few exceptions of course.

41 posted on 04/23/2008 9:04:50 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: jazusamo
You're still the BEST!



(Along with smooth and Red of course! Wouldn't want them to get jealous.)

42 posted on 04/23/2008 9:06:46 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody
I understand. but what of a town or city, anyone anywhere, to have so many local citizens who will not take a stand, when the commies come to town? Of course not, such a place is unworthy of America's bountiful greatness.

Hopefully, the few good folk who may still dwell in such a rathole will find a way to leave, get far away. For what's left there, who in their right mind would lift a finger? To hell with them.

Here in SW PA, we still have a chance, we still fight back.

43 posted on 04/23/2008 9:10:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: fishhound
The police aren't going to deprive these people of their right free expression.

Somehow I am reminded of the 1917 Russian Revolution when the Russian Army war vet that didn't join in were branded as war criminals.

44 posted on 04/23/2008 9:10:40 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Just A Nobody

No the local media here barely covers the return of of fallen soldiers.
And barely covers returning troops. They cover it like an inconvenient footnote.

I was in Maine last year when a fallen soldier was soon to be returned. You couldn’t not know. They were really respectful about it. I was only there a few days but the preparations were shown as important news. And it really stuck out how different it is in MA....arrogant.


45 posted on 04/23/2008 9:12:16 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: heartwood; Just A Nobody
Guess what? I don’t believe a word of the whole above article now.

Google is your friend!

Air Force Airman Shot By Anti-war Protestor on July 4

46 posted on 04/23/2008 9:15:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: heartwood
Deranged Moonbat Shoots Airman on Fourth of July

Now do you believe it?

47 posted on 04/23/2008 9:17:56 PM PDT by thecabal
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To: jazusamo

Great work thanks.


48 posted on 04/23/2008 9:21:28 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound; heartwood

You’re more than welcome. I guess if some people haven’t heard of something they consider it a lie.


49 posted on 04/23/2008 9:24:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Just A Nobody
“Peace means something different from ‘not fighting’. Those aren’t peace advocates, they’re ‘stop fighting’ advocates. Peace is an active and complex thing and sometimes fighting is part of what it takes to get it.”

50 posted on 04/23/2008 9:31:41 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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