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Why Palin softened her rhetoric - Shift, in Henderson, to message aimed at women reflects polling
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wed, Oct 22, 2008 (2:42 p.m.) | J. Patrick Coolican

Posted on 10/23/2008 1:53:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Steve Marcus

Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee, poses with supporters Tuesday in Henderson at a rally that produced a change in the candidate’s tone.

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin unveiled a new stump speech before a crowd of thousands at the Henderson Pavilion, appealing directly to women and softening her overall tone.

“It’s about time we shattered that glass ceiling once and for all,” said Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee.

And the chant went up: “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!”

Palin offered a range of women- and family-friendly policy proposals not usually heard from Republican candidates.

She called for equal-pay-for-equal-work and more family-friendly policies such as flexible workweeks. She offered an homage to the federal law requiring that women’s collegiate sports have the same resources as men’s.

She castigated the subjugation of women abroad.

Meet Sarah Palin, feminist extraordinaire.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2008; ayers; mccain; nv2008; obama; palin; palinattacks; swingstates; swingvote; womensvote
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1 posted on 10/23/2008 1:53:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: LibertyRocks; backhoe; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave; Mike Darancette; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; y'all; ...

fti


2 posted on 10/23/2008 1:55:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: LibertyRocks; backhoe; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave; Mike Darancette; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; y'all; ...

fti


3 posted on 10/23/2008 1:55:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All
System is dragging badly...think i will come back later...sorry for the double post and typo....

FYI

4 posted on 10/23/2008 1:56:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

typical GOP: “I favor free markets except when I have to pander to some group to get myself elected...”

I hate to say I told you so, but...


5 posted on 10/23/2008 1:58:34 PM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Indeed, the Palin message resonated with some in the crowd, and especially supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, the failed Democratic candidate.

Barbara Dimmick is a registered Democrat who volunteered for Clinton’s campaign during the caucus. When Clinton lost, she said, she was devastated — until McCain announced Palin.

“I wasn’t going to vote at all,” said Dimmick, who was laid off from her job as a cage cashier at Circus Circus in August. “Then Sarah jumped in and got my vote ... We need women in politics. It’s long overdue.”

She voted early for McCain.

Marge Cameron, who’s 78 and a registered Democrat, also supported Clinton in the caucus: “Hillary started it, and Sarah’s going to finish it,” she said.

The article goes on to argue that no one is really joining Palin as a woman. Its pretty ridiculous to see the bias of the reporter. This is why Obama will lose Nov 4.


6 posted on 10/23/2008 1:59:19 PM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
She offered an homage to the federal law requiring that women’s collegiate sports have the same resources as men’s.

SAY WHAT!!!!! I hope some speech writer was responsible for that statement.

7 posted on 10/23/2008 2:00:10 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

go back to energy mccain look what OPEC is up to...........


8 posted on 10/23/2008 2:01:34 PM PDT by pasr (same old Kerry spin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

go back to energy mccain look what OPEC is up to...........


9 posted on 10/23/2008 2:01:41 PM PDT by pasr (same old Kerry spin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The PUMAs are a critical voting bloc in this election. They should be strongly in Sarah's (..and what's-his-name's) corner in Nov.

Even a great politician has to be a politician.

Go Sarah!

10 posted on 10/23/2008 2:03:12 PM PDT by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
She's all that and a box of chocolate.

A fine, well rounded Conservative candidate.

Ta hell with people who can't appreciate that.

11 posted on 10/23/2008 2:03:40 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: pasr

Go watch the speech, she included comments on the energy issue.


12 posted on 10/23/2008 2:04:33 PM PDT by UB355 ( Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Digger
Why? Gov. Palin was a woman collegiate athlete. Why shouldn't women's sports get equal support? If a men's team can take in more money they should be able to spend more money, but they should all get equal support from the college.
13 posted on 10/23/2008 2:05:51 PM PDT by allmendream (White Dog Democrat: A Democrat who will not vote for 0bama because he's black.)
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To: lonestar67
Good Poll here:

IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll: Day Eleven - O: 44.8%, M 43.7%, U: 11.6.

14 posted on 10/23/2008 2:06:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

To steal a line from Triumph, the insult comic dog:

Sarah-brate good times, come on!
Sarah-bration!


15 posted on 10/23/2008 2:09:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Digger

She’s been saying that stuff since the beginning. I don’t like the Title X or IX (whatever it is) stuff either (maybe because I have 3 boys who I know are hurt by it), however. . .

I’m a woman and McCain does need to get more female support to win. So does the GOP in general. We have the married woman’s vote but every year there are more unmarried woman (divorced, single, widowed) who always go Dem. I don’t think it’s really about abortion or anti-war stuff per se, but women want “women’s issues” addressed and those issues *don’t* have to mean spending and “programs.” Just attention.

So it’s probably OK that Palin is doing all this now. I think McCain has all the men he’s going to get now; now he has to get some of these undecided wishy washy “independent” women.


16 posted on 10/23/2008 2:10:59 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: allmendream

Because the men’s sports get cut and crowded out in college, and there are truly FAR more men than women interested in sports at the college level.

So things like men’s wrestling and swimming end up getting cut. It hurts far more men than it helps women.


17 posted on 10/23/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: originalbuckeye

What’s that? The oriental version??? (grin)


18 posted on 10/23/2008 2:13:51 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Hey Colin Powell...Fidel Castro and Che Gueverra were "transformational figures" too, you idiot!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OPEC chief foresees oil output cut despite economic crisis
energy is at issue


19 posted on 10/23/2008 2:19:59 PM PDT by pasr (same old Kerry spin)
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To: originalbuckeye; SierraWasp
No wonder ...that I had no clue...never watched Conan:

Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

20 posted on 10/23/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: SierraWasp

Got to run....be back ;later...


21 posted on 10/23/2008 2:25:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: olivia3boys
Cry me a river.

I was part of a “club” sport, rowing on a Crew team. We financed ourselves with fund raising drives.

Our University “stole” our women's crew team to balance out some Title 9 numbers. They gave a couple of our gals scholarships and paid for their travel, but the boats (which the club paid for) were still club property; but then the women were not supposed to fund raise (and they were the best at it)!

A wrestling team needs mats and gym time. They can fund their own travel and such. Swimming team needs pools and pool time. They can fund their own travel and such.

I don't think the discrepancy in interest between women and men's sports will stand forever.

Women are greater than 50% of most Universities populations, they should have an equal opportunity to play a sport.

I think the emphasis on athletics in college is out of hand anyway. “We need a University the Football team can be proud of” is a joke.

22 posted on 10/23/2008 2:25:19 PM PDT by allmendream (White Dog Democrat: A Democrat who will not vote for 0bama because he's black.)
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To: Digger

You got a problem with Title IX?


23 posted on 10/23/2008 2:29:03 PM PDT by NYpeanut (Hillary is so 2007. I need a new tagline.)
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To: allmendream
Amen. I always thought athletic scholarships amounted to welfare for the physically gifted (in high school I used to tutor the thugs on the football team, who headed to college on freebies while I paid my own freight).

What organized athletics has to do with scholarship is a mystery to me. Tossing a ton of dollars at a very few students is a waste, but as long as they're going to do it, it had better be spread in proportion to gender.

24 posted on 10/23/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT by NYpeanut (Hillary is so 2007. I need a new tagline.)
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To: NYpeanut
We are in agreement. The purpose of University is to educate, not to be a farm team for the NBA or NFL.

College sports brings in a lot of money and I have no problem with them spending that money that THEY make. I don't really have much of a problem with the University giving them a free education either, but what is sauce for the gander is good for the goose as well.

Other than that, what is wrong with “club” sports? Paying your own way brings a certain satisfaction.

I was a collegiate athlete, and I paid my own way. Crew boats are not cheap. Best of all as a all volunteer Crew, most of us never having rowed before, we regularly beat the pants off all scholarship teams! SWEET!!!

25 posted on 10/23/2008 2:51:29 PM PDT by allmendream (White Dog Democrat: A Democrat who will not vote for 0bama because he's black.)
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To: NYpeanut
"You got a problem with Title IX?"

Check with any alumni association to see how much is donated to the school because of their sports teams. Then ask for a breakdown of donations by sex.

They aren't donating because womens field hockey won the NCAA.

yitbos

26 posted on 10/23/2008 3:04:29 PM PDT by bruinbirdman (GET OUT THE VOTE !!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

She has to watch it, though. It is entirely appropriate to advocate for “women’s issues.” It is another thing to do that entirely - you risk looking more like a First Lady than a Vice-President with “gravitas.”


27 posted on 10/23/2008 5:03:29 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: MoreGovLess

28 posted on 10/23/2008 9:27:16 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: originalbuckeye

I loved the part of that video where he was talking to Anderson Cooper and he said that Matthews and Olberman climaxed at the same time during Obama’s acceptance speech. Hilarious!


29 posted on 10/23/2008 9:30:12 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

So you like Government micro-managing your life? Or object to criticism of your girl-crush?


30 posted on 10/24/2008 1:58:38 PM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess
So you like Government micro-managing your life?

No, and I have stopped beating my wife, BTW.

I was just noting that with a neck and neck race with a guy who will pretty much micromanage everything...

...we still have people whining like babies.

Later days.

31 posted on 10/24/2008 5:52:03 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: MoreGovLess
So you like Government micro-managing your life?

No, and I have stopped beating my wife, BTW.

I was just noting that with a neck and neck race with a guy who will pretty much micromanage everything...

...we still have people whining like babies about the GOP.

Later days.

32 posted on 10/24/2008 5:53:02 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Know your Audience!


33 posted on 10/24/2008 5:56:37 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: bruinbirdman

Right. Gotta have a pile of cash to pay the socialist professors to put chips in the heads of our future leaders. Cha-ching. See post 25, it is right on.


34 posted on 10/26/2008 7:43:34 AM PDT by NYpeanut (Hillary is so 2007. I need a new tagline.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Forty-seven percent of respondents view Palin negatively, with 38 percent viewing her positively.

And I keep being told that this is not the case....because of the large crowds Palin draws. We shall see.

35 posted on 10/26/2008 7:51:20 AM PDT by Swordfished
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To: Mr. Silverback

Show me why I should trust the GOP to govern in a fiscally conservative way (or even competently). The whole Palin thing is eye candy for a morally bankrupt party. If I thought they’d govern well and/or conservatively I’d give some credit. All I see is incompetence and venality


36 posted on 10/26/2008 11:57:38 AM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess
The whole Palin thing is eye candy for a morally bankrupt party.

LOL! Yeah, that's the way it works. If the GOP acts like drunken sailors, they are rightly criticized. But if the nominee picks a social and fiscal conservative with a steel spine and flawless pro-life cred to be his right-hand woman, it's just a stunt. Either way, the whiners get to do what they like to do best: Whine, while the rest of us do the heavy lifting of reform.

Please, show me why voting for anyone but McCain in this election is the best thing to do for this country. If you can't, show me what your whining does to defeat Obama. Or are you one of the folks on this site who talks conservatism but dreams of The One thanking them for their vote?


37 posted on 10/26/2008 12:52:00 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

You settle for second worst. I think our country deserves better.


38 posted on 10/28/2008 5:15:03 AM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess
You settle for second worst. I think our country deserves better.

No, what you think is that the path Ronald Reagan chose isn't good enough for conservatives. What you think is that I'll overlook your intellectual cowardice. Put up or shut up, Princess. If you're so much more devoted to the country than me and Ronnie, you should have no trouble handling this query. Here it is again:

Please, show me why voting for anyone but McCain in this election is the best thing to do for this country. If you can't, show me what your whining does to defeat Obama.

39 posted on 10/28/2008 9:32:02 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Because voting for a kleptocrat makes you complicit in your own tyranny: it puts the handcuffs on your hands. I wouldn’t support Herod even if he is better than Caesar

If you don’t get it, I’m sorry. It’s called integrity

Besides, do you really think McCain is a conservative? Come on!


40 posted on 10/28/2008 12:39:14 PM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess
Because voting for a kleptocrat makes you complicit in your own tyranny: it puts the handcuffs on your hands.

If a third party candidate is wildly successful and pulls 10% of the vote in the red and battleground states, who will take office on January 20, 2009?

Who will become commander in chief?

Who will appoint 2-3 Supremes in his first term?

Who will sign the Freedom of Choice Act as his first official action?

And you really think enabling that leaves your hands free or clean?

If you don’t get it, I’m sorry. It’s called integrity

Wrong. It's called arrogance. It's saying that one is too good to worry about the real world consequences of ones vote. Even if McCain were a liberal, I don't have any less integrity than you because I want FDR instead of Carter (heck, FDR instead of Lenin!), or because I would rather have a pro-lifer appointing judges than the most radical pro-abort to ever run for this office. The fact that you even think you are somehow on a higher moral plane than those who care what happens to real babies, real soldiers and real taxpayers for the next four years is breathtakingly silly.

BTW, who do you plan to vote for? If you're doing anything other than writing in George Washington's name, you're a hypocrite.

Besides, do you really think McCain is a conservative? Come on!

Since you have rejected Reagan as a supporter of "kleptocrats" who would choose Herod over Jesus, I don't think you're remotely qualified to decide who is and isn't conservative.

41 posted on 10/28/2008 1:26:52 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

If the GOP had integrity, it’d still be in power. Sorry you cannot see that. I wish you and your fellow GOP partisans a nice exile and hope you learn something from it. Somehow I doubt it


42 posted on 10/29/2008 12:31:42 PM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess

You sir, are an intellectual coward who cannot defend his ideas when questioned. Go hide under your desk, suck your thumb and claim strength of character, the rest of us will do your fighting for you.


43 posted on 10/29/2008 2:38:48 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Ah, the clarity of your arguments has won me over /s


44 posted on 11/03/2008 6:09:21 AM PST by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess

Actually, you have nothing to complain about when it comes to my tone, becaused you ignored my clear arguments and wouldn’t defend your ideas even when asked specific questions. You’re still an intellectual coward. You can still go hide under your desk and suck your thumb and claim strength of character, the rest of us will do your fighting for you.


45 posted on 11/03/2008 7:23:57 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Digger

“I hope some speech writer was responsible for that statement.”

Maybe... but I believe she’s said it before in other venues, and agrees with it.


46 posted on 11/03/2008 7:29:45 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("the pacifist is as surely a traitor ... as is the most brutal wrongdoer" T. Roosevelt)
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To: Mr. Silverback

what’s your name, so I can write you in for Prez?


47 posted on 11/03/2008 8:00:06 AM PST by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess

Unlike Senator McCain, I’m not qualified to be President.

However, if you insist, just write in “Mr. Silverback.” Your vote will be thrown out, but you’ll still be helping to elect Obama just as much as if you stayed home or voted for Bob Barr.

Well heck, now that I think about it, you could just write in “Senator Soiled Utility Room” and maybe they’d count it for Obama.

Hey, before you go back under your desk, why don’t you watch the video on the front page of this website:

www.durarealidad.com

Of course, I doubt you have the stuff to get through it, but make the attempt, OK? And then you can come back and tell me how voting for McCain is so far beneath your exalted moral plane.


48 posted on 11/03/2008 8:14:40 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I’ll write in “Senator Supporter for Socialist take-over of Finance” and see who gets the vote.


49 posted on 11/03/2008 8:26:46 AM PST by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: MoreGovLess
Did you watch the video, or are you too much of a coward?
50 posted on 11/03/2008 8:38:26 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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