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1st Polluter shot by EPA officers in organization's history
Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | July 6, 2009 | ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff

Posted on 07/06/2009 9:26:34 AM PDT by Elle Bee

EPA fugitive who shot at officers expected to change plea

A Utah fugitive critically injured March 10 during a shoot-out with law enforcement officers in a Marathon trailer park is expected to avoid a trial by pleading guilty today.

Larkin Baggett, 54, formerly of Salt Lake City, was shot in the neck and buttocks after he allegedly pointed an assault rifle at a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy and three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agents.

Baggett was the first man shot by EPA officers in that organization's history.

A change of plea hearing is scheduled today in the courtroom of U.S. Judge Michael Moore at the federal courthouse in Key West.

"Such a hearing usually indicates that a defendant has expressed to the court an intent to plead guilty," said Alicia Valle, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. "However, a defendant can always change his or her mind and proceed to trial."

Valle declined to discuss whether a plea agreement was negotiated with Baggett.

Baggett faces three charges of assault on a federal officer, assault on a person assisting a federal officer and illegal possession of firearms by a felon.

Prosecutors are moving to permanently keep the weapons seized from Baggett's trailer, which included two AR-15 assault rifles, a .308-caliber assault rifle and a pistol that shoots .223 cartridges. It's unclear whether prosecutors also want to seize his property, boat and vehicle.

Baggett was wanted on an EPA warrant for not appearing in court in 2008 on charges of illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste in Salt Lake City, and illegally discharging acidic chemical waste into the sewer system.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2ndamedment; bhoepa; epa; jackboots; keys; shootout
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This "shootout" involves an allagation that this guy pointed a gun at the Jack Booted EPA thugs and the County Sherriff's Cowboys

He was shot by them at least twice - in his home --- for polluting

This man sustained a life altering injury, while assaulted in his home, because he ALLEGEDLY pointed a rifle at the EPA Thugs who surrounded his house before even knocking

I don't believe either is an "assault" rifle unless he has some fully automatic version and that is somewhat doubtful or they would have charged him

This guy ran a truck wash in Colorado and some tree hugger objected to what washed down the sewer ...

The EPA should be proud

I wonder how he thinks that Hope-ie Change-ie thingy is working out for him??

Meanwhile the school superintendent and his wife have stolen at least $500K from the school and the mentaly handcapped and they are out without bail

Ckick Here:


1 posted on 07/06/2009 9:26:34 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
A Utah fugitive critically injured March 10 during a shoot-out with law enforcement officers in a Marathon trailer park

He was wielding a flamethrower.

y'see.

2 posted on 07/06/2009 9:30:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Elle Bee

All the laws in the world wouldn’t have kept that guy from getting a firearm.


3 posted on 07/06/2009 9:31:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: Elle Bee

He’s only the first. There will be more! Do you know why he has a felony conviction?


4 posted on 07/06/2009 9:31:54 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Elle Bee

Geez.. Gov’t run amuck written all over this story...I wonder if they will be comming after me for wasting electricity because I refuse stupid Curly Q (Mercury filled)light bulbs.....Or the “Crime” of using Plastic Bags....

With Obama and his lefty power grabbing friends in charge it’s scary that these things at least seem possible. We shouldn’t be afraid of our Gov’t it should be afraid of us.....

As Rush would say things are 180 degrees out of phase...


5 posted on 07/06/2009 9:34:27 AM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: martin_fierro

WHY are EPA “agents” even allowed to be NEAR guns?


6 posted on 07/06/2009 9:40:25 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: Elle Bee

It says he “illegally discharged illegal acidic waste into the sewer system”. Fed-speak for pouring out old vinegar?


7 posted on 07/06/2009 9:41:56 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: Elle Bee

Law enforcement at its finest.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 9:42:13 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: 2harddrive

Why is there an EPA?


9 posted on 07/06/2009 9:42:31 AM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Elle Bee

MY GOD! Now the EPA cops are killing people.

Hold on, I gotta tell my wife something...”hey honey, tell your brother to bring his pickup over so we can move and hide the 3 gallon commode.”

Sorry about that, gotta start getting rid of EPA evidence around here or they will be breaking down our front door looking for chemicals under our cabinet and unauthorized commodes.


10 posted on 07/06/2009 9:44:05 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: 2harddrive
It seems the guy ran a truck wash and some tree hugger didn't like the dirty water and suds running into the sewer

They ran him out of business, he ran to the Keys and the EPA "manhunt" was on

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11 posted on 07/06/2009 9:50:49 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: karnage
Why is there an EPA?

To protect us from truck washes?

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12 posted on 07/06/2009 9:52:05 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
This guy ran a truck wash in Colorado and some tree hugger objected to what washed down the sewer ...

His business name was "Chemical Consultants." Sound like a little more than a simple truck wash.

13 posted on 07/06/2009 9:52:52 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: 2harddrive
WHY are EPA “agents” even allowed to be NEAR guns?

For the same reason they don't want you near them

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14 posted on 07/06/2009 9:53:42 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: DH

To quote cousin Eddie in Christmass Vacation:

Sh*tter’s Full!


15 posted on 07/06/2009 9:53:50 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Elle Bee

Behind every law stands and armed policeman with real bullets in the gun on his hip. If a person resists he risks imprisonment. If he resists with enough force the police will **kill** him.

This is what laws are. This is why we should be very careful about enacting them.


16 posted on 07/06/2009 9:55:08 AM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: wastedyears
And all he has done was allegedly point the rifle at them as they surrounded his trailer unannounced

In EPA speak that's a shootout

Kind of like .... Swamp = Rainforest

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17 posted on 07/06/2009 9:56:38 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

I bet most people didnt realize that the EPA had become militarized under KKKlinton.


18 posted on 07/06/2009 9:57:42 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: 2harddrive

IRS agents (some) are armed. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?


19 posted on 07/06/2009 9:59:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: Elle Bee
do you know this guy? why are you so quick to believe his version?

and would it matter what kind of gun somone pointed at you?

and what do you mean by "surrounded his house before even knocking"? that doesn't make any sense. you are simply using inflammatory language.

20 posted on 07/06/2009 10:01:16 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Do you know why he has a felony conviction?

He didn't show in Salt lake City when the EPA charged him for letting soap suds from his truck wash run down the drain

Reminds me of Alice's Restaurant, except that Officer Obey didn't shoot Arlo Guthry for littering

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21 posted on 07/06/2009 10:02:43 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
A change of plea hearing is scheduled today in the courtroom of U.S. Judge Michael Moore at the federal courthouse in Key West

I don't think he has a sympathetic judge.

22 posted on 07/06/2009 10:03:08 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: Hacklehead

I’ve heard that the number of armed government goons in our government exceeds many countries entire number of armed military personnel.


23 posted on 07/06/2009 10:04:36 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: Elle Bee
On September 19, 2007, Baggett, owner/operator of Chemical Consultants, Inc. of North Salt Lake, Utah, was indicted in the District of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, on four felony counts of violating the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Title 42 Section 6928(d)(2)(A) and two felony counts of federal Clean Water Act Title 33 Section 1319(c)(2)(A).

Chemical Consultants, Inc. was a company that mixes and sells chemical products for use in various industries and was a large quantity generator of hazardous waste. Chemical Consultants, Inc. is alleged to have dumped, without a permit, hazardous waste on to a gravel-covered portion of property leased to his business in 2003 and 2005.

He is also alleged to have dumped chemical wastes into the sanitary sewer in 2004 and 2005 which caused a total of 22 pass-through events at the South Davis Sewer District in Davis County, Utah.

It is alleged that he disposed of waste from sulfuric acids, hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids that he used to produce products his company sold.

Baggett was arrested on the above charges on September 20, 2007, by federal EPA-CID special agents and the Utah Attorney General’s Office agents.

He was subsequently released from federal custody with conditions pending his trial.

On April 22, 2008, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Baggett for violating the conditions of his release pending his trial.

His trial was scheduled to begin on June 2, 2008. Baggett was taken into Federal custody on March 13, 2009 in Florida.

On April 16 2009, Baggett was charged by a federal Grand Jury in Miami with assaulting law enforcement officers and illegally possessing eight firearms while he was a fugitive from the District of Utah on an environmental crimes prosecution.

24 posted on 07/06/2009 10:05:59 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor
You missed the first story

This was a raid under the cover of darkness by the EPA and the County's Keys-stoned Cops

One of the local yokels made some noise up against the trailer and the guy in this tiny trailer picked up his rifle

The rest is the stuff of Randy Wever nightmares

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25 posted on 07/06/2009 10:06:24 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Okay, at first, I thought that said “pollster”, and although it’s a noble gesture, of course, I was wondering why EPA enforcement agents would need to do it.


26 posted on 07/06/2009 10:07:26 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Elle Bee
you truly are a fact distorter.

why don't you let people see some of the facts like i posted in post #24.

soap suds down the drain, indeed!

27 posted on 07/06/2009 10:07:43 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Elle Bee

maybe he shouldn’t have skipped town while under a federal indictment then.


28 posted on 07/06/2009 10:08:55 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
His business name was "Chemical Consultants." Sound like a little more than a simple truck wash.

Yea, very little more ... he packaged and sold his own brand of cleaner at the truck wash

But what's the difference? He was a polluter and they needed 10 armed guys to flush him out of his trailer

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29 posted on 07/06/2009 10:10:39 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: karnage
To keep clymers like this guy from dumping acid down the sewers.
30 posted on 07/06/2009 10:12:13 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: thefactor
do you know this guy? why are you so quick to believe his version?

Don't know him just know what has been printed in the bait wrapper and the EPA story says he ran a truck wash and they weren't happy with the suds running into the sewer system so they closed him down and then charged him and threatened huge fines

basically they bankrupted him and he ran

31 posted on 07/06/2009 10:14:57 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: armymarinedad
LOL

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32 posted on 07/06/2009 10:15:58 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
"It is alleged that he disposed of waste from sulfuric acids, hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids that he used to produce products his company sold."

do you wash your car with these? please stop making this guy out to be a saint.

33 posted on 07/06/2009 10:17:31 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor
Chemical Consultants, Inc. was a company that mixes and sells chemical products for use in various industries and was a large quantity generator of hazardous waste. Chemical Consultants, Inc. is alleged to have dumped, without a permit, hazardous waste on to a gravel-covered portion of property leased to his business in 2003 and 2005.

Like I said he ran a truck wash and the suds ran on the ground and down the sewer ...

Rainforest = Swamp

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34 posted on 07/06/2009 10:19:41 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: thefactor
"do you wash your car with these?"

Maybe they were really really dirty trucks.

35 posted on 07/06/2009 10:22:31 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: Elle Bee

And yet my water utility, every time it rains hard (you know we now get about 5-6 ‘100 year’ storms each year) they dump hundreds of millions of gallons of sewage into the lake - never a peep from the media or the EPA because it’s government doing the dumping.

They went apopleptic here when one contractor guy was filmed pushing a piece of concrete into a river here (he was told to do it by his company, and the place along the river is LINED with concrete). Never hear anything negative from the MSM about the gargantuan sewer dumps the local govt does all the time. In fact one of the sewer overflows is within a few blocks of where the piece of concrete was pushed in.


36 posted on 07/06/2009 10:24:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: thefactor
it was soap and what ever else they use at a truck wash to get the gunk off the vehicle

It probably carries dissolved oil and grime and they nailed him for it

This guy was not General Electric burying PCBs in Love canal and then building a housing development and a kiddie park on the site

He was running a truck wash and he packaged and sold 'truck wash' on site

Sure sounds like a small businessman who is still in an EPA nightmare

Where am I distorting the facts?

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37 posted on 07/06/2009 10:25:26 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: thefactor

Most officers don’t shoot someone in the butt when that person has a gun pointed in their face.

Curious detail, that.


38 posted on 07/06/2009 10:27:12 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Elle Bee
....and illegally discharging acidic chemical waste into the sewer system.

He took a dump?

39 posted on 07/06/2009 10:28:26 AM PDT by Pistolshot (The Soap-box, The Ballot-box, The Jury-box, And The Cartridge-Box ...we are past 2 of them.)
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To: thefactor
go read the content on a bottle of car wash ... or dish soap for that matter

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40 posted on 07/06/2009 10:28:46 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Old Professer
in a 20 foot trailer

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41 posted on 07/06/2009 10:29:39 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Pistolshot
....and illegally discharging acidic chemical waste into the sewer system.

I've done worse to the environment after a six pack

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42 posted on 07/06/2009 10:32:41 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: listenhillary

The IRS got Al Capone.


43 posted on 07/06/2009 10:34:08 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Elle Bee

Baggett was wanted on an EPA warrant for not appearing in court in 2008 on charges of illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste in Salt Lake City, and illegally discharging acidic chemical waste into the sewer system.

What?   He used a urinal and that is his crime?


44 posted on 07/06/2009 10:37:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Meanwhile the County school superintendent and his wife have stolen at least $500K from the school and the mentaly handcapped and they are out without bail and the local democrat community still supports them

Click Here:

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45 posted on 07/06/2009 10:39:52 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: thefactor

Proper disposal methods are elaborate and consequently expensive; I would guess the EPA misses a lot of cases like this. The USGS released this memo along with the MSDS:

[DISPOSAL:

Spilled or used hydrochloric acid is considered a hazardous waste
and must be handled accordingly. It must be properly labeled and
disposed of by a hazardous waste contractor. Storage should be in
an assigned area that is away from general worker population, and
well-marked, well ventilated and not subject to heat cycles. Records
must be maintained on the amounts of waste hydrochloric acid, the
storage time, and the contractor involved in hazardous waste recycling.

Used hydrochloric acid is considered a hazardous waste because of its
corrosive properties. By diluting hydrochloric acid to 5 percent
volume to volume or less, and neutralizing it with NAHCO3 to a neutral
pH, the solution is no longer corrosive and can, in some jurisdictions,
be disposed of down the drain. Before this is practiced as a means of
disposal, permission must be obtained from the local waste water treat-
ment facility and be in compliance with local and State environmental
regulations.

William B. Mann IV
Assistant Chief Hydrologist
for Operations]


46 posted on 07/06/2009 10:41:45 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Vendome
it's nuts ... and they are trying to make the poor guy into a master criminal

Your local sewage treatment plant does a million times worse after a heavy rainfall

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47 posted on 07/06/2009 10:42:18 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: thefactor

There is a cultural side to social crimes wherein fear is engendered and overt resistance becomes emboldened; tragedy often occurs at the crossroads.


48 posted on 07/06/2009 10:45:21 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: spunkets

Some of the things that they clean H.D. trucks and trailers is very strong. http://www.trailmobile.com/site/files/638/45327/178893/249618/700-99-130_169.pdf This is the MSDS for one cleaner


49 posted on 07/06/2009 10:47:20 AM PDT by smithandwesson76subgun (full auto fun)
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To: 2harddrive
WHY are EPA “agents” even allowed to be NEAR guns?

FDA and USDA agents can be and at times are armed.

50 posted on 07/06/2009 10:50:25 AM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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