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Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients
This Ain't Hell (www.thisainthell.us) ^ | January 21st, 2009

Posted on 01/22/2009 4:51:30 AM PST by Doctor Raoul

According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations).

TSO is one of the Mil-bloggers at "This Ain't Hell".

A tradition for over a half century until "The Loser" with his nose in the air snubbed the Medal of Honor winners.

(Excerpt) Read more at thisainthell.us ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhodod; digg; inauguralball; inauguration; medalofhonor; milbloggers; military; moh; obama; salutetoheroes; veterans
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1 posted on 01/22/2009 4:51:30 AM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul

Did this Ball actually happen? I read where the guy who set it up did not pay the hotel or there was some other problem.


2 posted on 01/22/2009 4:57:34 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

If this did happen I’d think they would be happy he didn’t show.


3 posted on 01/22/2009 4:58:58 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (When the rapture comes, can I have your stuff?)
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To: Doctor Raoul; sheik yerbouty

The yoot ball took precedence.

Obama FUBAR.


4 posted on 01/22/2009 5:00:01 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

It is obvious that Obama isn’t patriotic in any way, shape or form.

For those to assume he is would be foolish and so why would he care to honor someone who protected a nation he could care less about?


5 posted on 01/22/2009 5:00:54 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: Doctor Raoul
Obama thought about being there like he thought about joining the military...

George Stephanopoulos asked the freshman senator in a taped interview if he'd ever thought about military service.

“You know," said Obama as if his reply might surprise people. "I actually did. I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. And I was growing up in Hawaii. And I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there.

"And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know, honorable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue.”

6 posted on 01/22/2009 5:01:58 AM PST by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: Doctor Raoul

He probably didn’t to be in a room where everyone was better than he...rather than in Chicago where only the majority were better than he.


7 posted on 01/22/2009 5:04:35 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yes, I know the guy (TSO) who authored the account.


8 posted on 01/22/2009 5:04:37 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: Doctor Raoul

BTTT


9 posted on 01/22/2009 5:06:02 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

So who is suprised? I hope all the sheeple in the military are happy with their vote now.


10 posted on 01/22/2009 5:10:46 AM PST by MGBGUN (Freedom is not free.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
"If this did happen I’d think they would be happy he didn’t show."

You're absolutely right. Having to receive the jerk at a function like this would've been extremely painful.

11 posted on 01/22/2009 5:15:29 AM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Assuming this is true, are we really surprised?? After all, there is a precedent - when he went to Berlin for the big rock concert (and, oh yes, I think he gave a speech there, too!), he would not go see wounded troops recovering in a nearby military hospital because Pentagon rules would not allow him to bring his 80,000 press secretaries from all the “news” outlets so he could turn it into a huge media circus.

I expect him to continue to snub our brave military. We are entering the era of Clinton II. Clinton I, as you will recall, never served in the military and holds the military in disdain. Obama is his clone.


12 posted on 01/22/2009 5:18:08 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Obama blows off Medal of Honor ...

The title was complete at the first two words. - nuff said

13 posted on 01/22/2009 5:28:07 AM PST by bill1952 (McCain and the GOP were worthless)
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To: Doctor Raoul
This lack of patriotism takes me back to when 0bama removed the American flag from the tail of his campaign plane and replaced it with the symbol of the ‘O’. Every single person who voted for this empty suit knew he was a pathological liar and not a patriot.
14 posted on 01/22/2009 5:35:41 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Doctor Raoul
Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients

Hopefully Obama won't charge them with war crimes.

15 posted on 01/22/2009 5:36:11 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: Red_Devil 232
I have seen similar hints.

Not sure except that one Military Ball was canceled.

It would seem odd that the StH (Medal of Honor) Ball would be canceled. It is sponsored by the American Legion and a bunch of other vet related groups.

I would figure they had their stuff all in one rucksack.

16 posted on 01/22/2009 5:36:44 AM PST by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: autumnraine

He and his wife made an appearance at The Commander in Chief’s Ball..where he spoke live with members of the Illinois National Guard currently in Afghanistan..and he danced with a female Sgt. in the U.S.Army...and Michelle danced w/ a Sgt. in the Marine Corps.

It’s childish comments such as yours that give Free Republic its well known reputation....sorta like the drivel I read at DU.......


17 posted on 01/22/2009 5:37:04 AM PST by Dixiekraut (Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
[Last Saturday, July 19, Barack Hussein Obama paid a brief visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on his way to Kabul. Captain Jeffrey S. Porter wrote a brief eyewitness account in an email to his family and friends.]

Hello everyone,

As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram, Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I wanted to share with you what happened. He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram.

As the Soldiers were lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball.

He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service. So really he was just here to make a showing for the Americans back home that he is their candidate for President.

I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here, you would thank those who are providing the freedom that they are providing for you.

I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States.

I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.

If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.

In service,

CPT. Jeffrey S. Porter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obama's cancellation of a military hospital visit leaves unanswered questions

July 25, 2008 The varying explanations for the cancellation of Barack Obama’s planned visit today to the U.S. military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany are leaving campaign-watchers puzzled.Obama had been scheduled to greet U.S. troops at the hospital just before leaving Germany this afternoon for Paris, where he met French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace.But first, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs released a statement Thursday night saying the senator had decided "out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign."

The campaign amended that explanation this morning. Obama wanted to thank the troops for their service, but "we learned from the Pentagon last night that the visit would be viewed instead as.......a campaign event.," Obama advisor Scott Gration, a retired Air Force major general, said in a statement.On Obama’s flight from Berlin to Paris, Gibbs offered more details. Around July 15, the Pentagon approved Obama’s visit.

But military officials later invoked a rule on political activity at military bases and questioned whether it would cover Obama’s visit, Gibbs said.Obama spokesmen said they were seeking clarification on what the rule is. Gibbs also declined to speculate on why the Pentagon did not cite the rule until Wednesday. That account, however, didn’t square with the Defense Department’s explanation.

The Pentagon said it informed the Obama campaign on Monday that he and his Senate staff could visit Landstuhl, where wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are treated, but that no press would be allowed."Sen. Obama is more than welcome to visit Landstuhl or any other military hospital around the world," said Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary. "But he has to do so, just as any other senator has to do so, in his official capacity. It is not acceptable to do so as a candidate.""In an election year," Morrell said, "I don’t believe that any candidate is allowed to visit a DOD facility with press."He cited a Pentagon directive that activities "reasonably viewed as directly or indirectly associating the [Defense Department] with a partisan political activity" should be avoided.

Morrell said the U.S. military was prepared to accommodate Obama’s traveling press and campaign staff at the passenger terminal at Ramstein Air Base, the U.S. Air Force base in southern Germany where Obama’s plane had been cleared to land.-- Michael Finnegan and Peter Spiegel

18 posted on 01/22/2009 5:38:18 AM PST by radar101
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To: Dixiekraut

“It’s childish comments such as yours that give Free Republic its well known reputation....sorta like the drivel I read at DU.......”

Read lots at DU do you?

And what “well known reputation” does Free Republic have?


19 posted on 01/22/2009 5:45:24 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: radar101; All

Now stop spreading such hateful drivel! As Dixiekraut has informed me, it is childish to form an opinion that Obama does not respect our military. I mean he danced with someone in the military and so did his wife. By God, don’t think he doesn’t love the military, even if he could care less to meet with them unless a photo op was involved.

We don’t want to be compared to those at DU as he/she reads all the time apparently and give Free Republic a bad reputation.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 5:50:29 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: Dixiekraut; All

In looking at your tag line... (”Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!”)

Are speaking about the Nazi Commmander, Erwin Rommel?


21 posted on 01/22/2009 5:54:38 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

Yep...I read Bush Derangement comments at DU...

They’re sorta like O’Bama Derangement comments here.

FREEP and DU are opposite ends of the spectrum..and the TRUTH lies somewhere in between.....

and anytime you’d like to discuss Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld’s “reverence” for the military..such as their total lack of planning for Phase IV in the post Saddam environment...and guys rumaging thru junk piles in Iraq for steel plate to up - armor our HumVees...well...go right ahead.

:-)


22 posted on 01/22/2009 5:54:42 AM PST by Dixiekraut (Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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To: Dixiekraut

Then why are you here?


23 posted on 01/22/2009 5:56:12 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

One of my favorite lines from the movie “Patton”.


24 posted on 01/22/2009 5:58:44 AM PST by Dixiekraut (Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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To: autumnraine

Like I said...I like to sample opinions from all sides...you are entitled to yours..I’m entitled to mine....

But no one is entitled to their own facts......

Have a good one.......


25 posted on 01/22/2009 6:01:08 AM PST by Dixiekraut (Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Obama blows off the military. Oh, at first I thought it was Obama does blow. I thought he had relapsed.


26 posted on 01/22/2009 6:01:17 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: Red_Devil 232
If that is the rumor going around, it doesn't surprise me. Obama has an army following every story and rewriting history as it happens. Look at the Oath boondoggle that has been made to be Justice Roberts fault by the media.

We are in an alternate reality where truth is made into lies and lies into truth. Sad. This is not the way things should be.

27 posted on 01/22/2009 6:04:37 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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In the Free Republic tradition of acronyms such as BTTT (Bump To The Top), TTIUWOP (This Thread Is Useless WithOut Pictures), and IBTZ (In Before The Zot), I offer a new one whenever some action like this from the Pres__ent (no ID) happens:

REWDYE? (Really, Exactly What Did You Expect?)


28 posted on 01/22/2009 6:15:20 AM PST by Christian4Bush (Role of the press: Republican scandal - prosecutors; Democrat scandal - Defense attorneys.)
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To: Dixiekraut

If you hate us so much, why don’t you just leave FR? This is not a Free Debating Society (ala a High school civics class) and we do not have to put up with your crap.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 6:31:17 AM PST by ohioman
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To: Dixiekraut
“The Commander in Chief’s Ball..’ It is always about him. Get use to it!

BTW don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

30 posted on 01/22/2009 6:31:21 AM PST by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: Dixiekraut

A more directed slam on the military happened in Obambi’s first day in office: (1) Suspended Trials for ALL Captured Gitmo Terrorists and (2) Wants Open Gays to serve in the Military.

He is a direct threat to the future of our military power.


31 posted on 01/22/2009 6:34:26 AM PST by ohioman
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To: autumnraine

I saw the dancing at the CIC ball this morning on GMA. I noticed they found a short Marine to dance with Michelle so that she could tower over him looking like an Amazon taking on a 12 yo boy. (No offense to the young Marine. I come from a Marine family and I’m short, so I’m not prejudiced against either.:))


32 posted on 01/22/2009 6:44:25 AM PST by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's." - General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: constitutiongirl

Of course you saw the dancing on GMA, as I said, the Zero has nothing to do with the military unless a photo op is involved.


33 posted on 01/22/2009 6:47:44 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: constitutiongirl

Oh yeah, and why wouldn’t they get a taller marine for her to dance with? I mean nothing wrong with short people, I’m only 5’0”, but it seems a little demeaning intentionally. Maybe not, but just how it would seem.


34 posted on 01/22/2009 6:48:52 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: radar101; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...

Check out radar101’s very interesting post #18.


35 posted on 01/22/2009 6:48:58 AM PST by nutmeg (No terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11/01. Thank you President Bush.)
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To: nutmeg

We can only hope that in the first 100 days, Zero shows us what he’s really worth. Closing Guantanamo is only the beginning. Gear up.


36 posted on 01/22/2009 7:02:43 AM PST by Monkey Face (Give me ambiguity or give me something else.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Mitchell Paige (USMC, Guadalcanal...pics at bottom of my FReep page) told me he boycotted Clinton’s second inaugural because he despised him so much.


37 posted on 01/22/2009 7:05:14 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Here's hoping the Kennedy family trust is in deep....with Madoff)
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To: Dixiekraut

Well, you might like our humor and comments, but rarely will you see the vulgar, hateful language and comments on Conservative forums that you see on DU, HuffingtonPost, KOS, etc.


38 posted on 01/22/2009 7:06:21 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: Doctor Raoul; Clemenza; rmlew; Yehuda; nutmeg; firebrand

39 posted on 01/22/2009 7:08:58 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 01/22/2009 7:14:42 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: autumnraine

Erwin Rommel was not a NAZI.


41 posted on 01/22/2009 7:20:13 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: LeonardFMason

I guess not, he did buck the system and Hitler.


42 posted on 01/22/2009 7:29:05 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: Dixiekraut; autumnraine

“the TRUTH lies somewhere in between”

No, it doesn’t.

you must be a moral relativist- kind of a worthless subspecies, don’t you think, or do you just feel...


43 posted on 01/22/2009 7:30:20 AM PST by Canedawg (Lincoln freed the slaves, BO will free the terrorists.)
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To: Dixiekraut
and guys rumaging thru junk piles in Iraq for steel plate to up - armor our HumVees

That press conference with Rumsfeld where the Guard guy asked the reporter's question was disinformation by the media.

That clown's unit went north with up-armored vehicles. The day of the presser, 97% of their vehicles were complete, with the last several to roll out of the shop the next day.

And send me the link to where YOU were screaming for uparmor before everyone else.

44 posted on 01/22/2009 7:32:53 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: PeteB570
Not sure except that one Military Ball was canceled.

That wasn't this one...

45 posted on 01/22/2009 7:34:11 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: Doctor Raoul

ME screaming for up-armor?

What does that have to do with anything....?

The fact remains that Bush & Co.used the WORST case scenario to justify the immediacy of the invasion in 2003..and the ROSIEST case scenario for everything that would follow afterwards.

In essence they jumped into the pool without checking the water.....and we were therefore on the learning curve for the next 4-5 years ..taking caualties needlessly....

I put this question to an Army officer stationed at Ft.Belvoir I met at a bar in Crystal City Arlington
one night in the fall of 2007 ..and he informed me that my assessment was correct.


46 posted on 01/22/2009 7:48:28 AM PST by Dixiekraut (Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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To: Canedawg

A moral relativist?

Not really..but there are some things in this world that just don’t lend themselves to a strictly black and white interpretation..and there is the FACT that as long as human beings are doing the telling..there is the possibility of bias and distortion in the retelling....


47 posted on 01/22/2009 7:52:55 AM PST by Dixiekraut (Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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To: Cacique

did you read my freep mail??


48 posted on 01/22/2009 8:02:16 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Dixiekraut

Yeah you. You’re a typical lib, who’s always right, AFTER the fact.

Enjoy your Kool-Aid, you can even have my share.


49 posted on 01/22/2009 8:05:45 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: Dixiekraut
I put this question to an Army officer stationed at Ft.Belvoir I met at a bar in Crystal City Arlington one night in the fall of 2007

DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL.

..and he informed me that my assessment was correct.

You just told.

50 posted on 01/22/2009 8:07:41 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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