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Libertarians to Democrats: Call off the thugs
The Libertarian Party ^ | 8/7/09 | Donny Ferguson

Posted on 08/07/2009 7:19:14 AM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist

Libertarians to Democrats: Call off the thugs
White House orders Dems to ‘punch back’ as union organizers attack citizens

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Friday called on Democrats to end what appears to be a budding campaign of union violence targeted at citizens who differ with the White House at town hall meetings across the country. Libertarians oppose not only the White House’s plans for government-run medicine, but the use of violence to achieve political or social goals.

A Tampa Bay Tribune story and a video posted to the Drudge Report both report physical assaults on dissenting citizens by union organizers brought to meetings by Democrats. In Tampa, union organizers blocked citizens who differed with the White House from entering a public town hall with Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL,) and allegedly scuffled with some of them. A video posted to YouTube appears to show union organizers physically attacking citizens who disagreed with the White House.

“The Libertarian Party is founded on one principle. We do not support the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director. “Democrats seem to think differently. When the Obama administration ordered Democrats to ‘punch back twice as hard’ against citizens who question them, Democrats responded. This Chicago-trained White House has brought Chicago-style union violence to small towns across America.”

“The White House told Democrat leaders Thursday to ‘punch back twice as hard’ when citizens express disapproval. That kind of irresponsible rhetoric is never proper when discussing popular dissent. The also made it clear they will bend Senate rules and force through government-run health care whether or not America supports it. That is a frightening departure from the traditional American practice of governing though popular will,” said Ferguson.

“If bringing in union thugs is an attempt by Democrats to scare citizens into not questioning them, it won’t work. Union violence may be how communities are organized in Chicago, but the American people won’t stand for people who think violence is the proper response to the fact they no longer have majority support.”

“Americans still believe in the consent of the governed. Libertarians urge Democrats to listen to the American people, call off their union enforcers and drop their wildly unpopular scheme of government-run medicine,” said Ferguson.

The Libertarian Party is America's third-largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting http://www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhofascism; bustunions; castor; democrats; healthcare; liberalfascism; libertarian; lping; obama; obamacare; townhall; townhalls; union; unions; unionthugs; unionviolence

1 posted on 08/07/2009 7:19:14 AM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

People should also ask about his eugenicists he has in the cabinet.


2 posted on 08/07/2009 7:21:15 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ez 38 Pray.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Obama’s civilian army is coming out. It’s a combination of ACORN and the Unions. Standby folks, the fun begins.


3 posted on 08/07/2009 7:21:24 AM PDT by RC2
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To: holdonnow; Bahbah; Fudd Fan

ping


4 posted on 08/07/2009 7:21:54 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ez 38 Pray.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Current events have given Libertarians something to actually be relevant about. I foresee many pacifist liberals being bled off the Democrat party to them.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 7:22:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

We counter-punch punch backs where I come from.


6 posted on 08/07/2009 7:22:26 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
Obama administration ordered Democrats to ‘punch back twice as hard’ against citizens who question them,

Inciting violence...Should be arrested every time there is an injury....Hold their feet to the fire!

7 posted on 08/07/2009 7:22:38 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Obama-ACORN axis of idiocy is making the spoof site

http://theobamaforum.com/

look real.


8 posted on 08/07/2009 7:23:43 AM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
Hey, I was just thinking:

We need to use this against “Card Check” or pro-Union, anti Secret Ballot legislation.

9 posted on 08/07/2009 7:24:36 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

a precursor of the thugs who will take over “security” of the polling places in 2010/2012 - my prediction


10 posted on 08/07/2009 7:24:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: gimme1ibertee

ax handles, anyone ?


11 posted on 08/07/2009 7:25:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Same in St Louis, the attackers were Obama supporters, the victim a Conservative

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/laworder/story/0470FEB3219207458625760B001142AC?OpenDocument


12 posted on 08/07/2009 7:25:23 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Obamanomics: we have to destroy the US Economy in order to save it!)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
The problem with punching back twice as hard is that the union Neanderthals don't realize what comes next. Punch.... Punch back twice as hard.... riots. The Democrats are destroying this country thanks to the Failed Obama Administration© and its communist puppet masters.
13 posted on 08/07/2009 7:26:09 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: AliVeritas

Well done Libertarians!


14 posted on 08/07/2009 7:26:18 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Obamanomics: we have to destroy the US Economy in order to save it!)
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To: AliVeritas

BTTT


15 posted on 08/07/2009 7:27:23 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

16 posted on 08/07/2009 7:28:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gimme1ibertee

It is time to take the gloves off!!!!

No more backing down!!!!

Long Live The Republic.


17 posted on 08/07/2009 7:31:57 AM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Obama has incited this violence with his statement telling his allies they’d begin to “punch back twice as hard”.

His incitement to violence is shameful for any President. IMO, former Presidents should be commenting against this, as well as the WH call for snitches. That would be Bush41 and Bush43, because neither Carter nor Clinton would go against another Dimocrat.

These actions do irreversible damage to the office of the President.


18 posted on 08/07/2009 7:32:33 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; ...



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!
(View past Libertarian pings here)
19 posted on 08/07/2009 7:32:54 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: RC2

“O” has a long bumpy few years ahead. His WH ‘victory’ sure looks a little hollow right about now. It was a sham in the first place and with the REAL America (read: working America) standing up to be counted … “O” shouldn’t expect the same fawning, unrestrained, wholesale and unconditional affirmation that he enjoyed during his presidential campaigning.

The administration’s brutish and forceful effort to foist ‘health care reform’ on to Americans (the ones who will be picking up the tab) is coming to greater national attention. And despite ‘O’s’ compliant MSM, the attention is certainly not reflecting well on the administration.

As opposed to those who complain and demand ever more while already glutted on government entitlements… ‘WORKING AMERICA’ is resisting “O’s” offer of a lifetime pass on the highway to homelessness. Forced indigence was never either a Christian OR a Capitalist virtue.


20 posted on 08/07/2009 7:39:07 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: savedbygrace

” neither Carter nor Clinton would go against another Dimocrat.”

That’s because, perversely, they didn’t try to pull the stuff Zero is. Zero is acting like any other ‘puppet.’ He’s turning on the people who have been pulling the strings to get him where he is today. Furthermore, with his ego, he thinks he can beat the other Dimocrats at their own game, which is stupid, but we’re not really dealing with someone who knows how to even talk without his teleprompter, much less think abstractly and strategize.

Bill and Hillary understood that they are team players and worked like fiends to get into the White House.


21 posted on 08/07/2009 7:47:32 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

From the Nazi playbook:

How Hid Hitler Consolidate His Rule?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vPH4VHo_ig&feature=related


22 posted on 08/07/2009 7:51:36 AM PDT by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

GOOD FOR THEM!!

The GOP needs to do the same thing now!

This is an outrage and should be condemned by every party. It is beneath the dignity of the office of the President of the United States Of America.


23 posted on 08/07/2009 7:53:13 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SMARTY

““O” shouldn’t expect the same fawning, unrestrained, wholesale and unconditional affirmation that he enjoyed during his presidential campaigning.

The administration’s brutish and forceful effort to foist ‘health care reform’ on to Americans (the ones who will be picking up the tab) is coming to greater national attention. And despite ‘O’s’ compliant MSM, the attention”

The MSM no longer has the monopoly on information. That is how this past campaign was so much more difficult for the Democrats and why the MSM (like US Weekly) fought the way they did against Palin. The next campaign is going to be strictly grassroots and over the next couple of years the chances of the MSM dropping dead are high.

If Murdoch does charge for access to news websites, he’s going to crash and won’t be able to rebuild since people with the simplest HTML skills are going to be making their own websites/blogs, telling their stories, and people are going to be reading them.

“. Forced indigence was never either a Christian OR a Capitalist virtue.”

Too many people come from other countries with nothing and they never came here to be made poor again.

AS for the civilian security force, this will piss people off all the more. You can’t be a hammer and treat the people like nails; People may dummy up, but their votes will speak for them. The Black Panthers forget that a hard working Asian or Hispanic does not want to be ruled by them. There are others than just whites in this country.


24 posted on 08/07/2009 7:53:18 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

“AS for the civilian security force, this will piss people off all the more. You can’t be a hammer and treat the people like nails; People may dummy up, but their votes will speak for them. The Black Panthers forget that a hard working Asian or Hispanic does not want to be ruled by them. There are others than just whites in this country.”

Too true. I think this guy is blowing the first best chance minorities have had to step onto the national stage in this country. AND he is doing it over the most emotional, visible and least forgiving issue he could have chosen. He probably thought he could carry this off easily and THEN proceed to dismantle the military. Was he ever wrong!

Actually no one in this country is satisfied with the way health care is delivered… BUT to force a punitive system onto ALL Americans just because you want to capitalize on a temporary (and it IS temporary) political edge is infantile and reckless… and THIS guy leads the most powerful national entity in the known universe!! You expected differently?


25 posted on 08/07/2009 8:06:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

“Repression Breeds Violence”

That is carved above one of the entrance’s at the DOJ in DC.

oBAMA and his thugs should take heed.


26 posted on 08/07/2009 8:06:17 AM PDT by stockpirate ("The time for talking is past, now is the time for taking action." Barack Obama 2008)
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To: SMARTY

I think Hispanics and Asians have a bright future in politics and life as part of society, it’s just blacks that will be burned the worst. It’s only right though because blacks have had chance after chance after chance to do right by themselves and by society.

All African Americans who complain about this are the ones who were privileged enough to be born in this country and have had lavish benefits solely through skin color. Meanwhile some Vietnamese come here, on a boat or worse, and make the best possible future for themselves solely through hard work and obeying the law.

These militant freaks don’t get it that an Asian father does not like the thought of his daughters being raped on whim by black thugs and his sons being carried off to camps for not licking the boots of these filth. That’s why they left their countries in the first place. I see them as fighting the hardest against Zero and as for the Hispanics, they came here to escape what Zero is trying to implement.

If whites are going to be doormats, (which I knwo isn’t true, we simply haven’t reached our breaking point as of yet) then I think Asians and Hispanics (not to mention others as well) are going to be the ones who are the backbone of the future of this country.


27 posted on 08/07/2009 8:12:48 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
ax handles, anyone ?

There's nothing like a nice piece of hickory.

28 posted on 08/07/2009 8:21:57 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Niuhuru

When my grandparents came here in the 20’s the situation was not good for them either. They had absolutely nothing, didn’t speak English, LOOKED European and of course, Americans being the rabid xenophobes they were... our folks stayed pretty much to themselves and just worked like hell. They didn’t go whining to the government or anyone else, but busted their chops to get ahead AND struggled to assimilate.

There was NO social legislation to give anyone a leg up. You just took your lumps and did your best. Also, they stayed honest; because they believed you could be honest and get ahead… a foreign concept these days.

Like all minorities who come here and LOOK different, assimilation is difficult but possible. It can be done in a couple generations and pretty much WITHOUT government subsidies…it doesn’t take 200 years.


29 posted on 08/07/2009 8:27:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Niuhuru
““O” shouldn’t expect the same fawning, unrestrained, wholesale and unconditional affirmation that he enjoyed during his presidential campaigning.

I don't think he expects it so much as he is going to demand it!

His attitude toward opinions that differ from his is especially telling. Telling supporters to hit back twice as hard is, in a way, an approval of violence against parties and ideas at odds with his own.

There is REAL trouble and violence on the horizon. I fear for this country!

30 posted on 08/07/2009 8:27:17 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: stockpirate
“Repression Breeds Violence”

That is carved above one of the entrance’s at the DOJ in DC.

oBAMA and his thugs should take heed.

He might also consider the words of Thomas Jefferson:

"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

31 posted on 08/07/2009 8:31:20 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Well, we deserve it for being so afriad of standing up to the belligerant minorities sooner. This has had to happen and I’m ready for it.


32 posted on 08/07/2009 8:35:38 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
Yep...I guess it had to happen.

Here it comes. Those not ready had better get ready.

That said, I am surprised that it only took 200 days into his administration until Obama decided to reveal his fangs. I thought he would play nice for a little longer.

Check out this poster (powerfully relevant this week)...


33 posted on 08/07/2009 8:50:06 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: stockpirate
“Repression Breeds Violence” That is carved above one of the entrance’s at the DOJ in DC. oBAMA and his thugs should take heed.

I was arrested at that Department Of Justice building once, or at least taken into custody for a week or so and held in primitive conditions while being interviewed by the FBI and denied basic rights. Days of that confinement were spent hungry and cold inside the Washington Coliseum with the bulk of security supplied by uniformed soldiers with bayonets.

34 posted on 08/07/2009 9:24:25 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: SMARTY
Actually no one in this country is satisfied with the way health care is delivered…

I don't know what country you are living in but most of the people I know are totally satisfied with the way health care is delivered. Yep, we could get the price down but the way care is delivered is just fine. The way to get the cost down is easy: Get the government out of the health business, make it illegal to treat illegals except for life and death situations and then deport them back to their own country. Those two things alone would lower costs considerably.

35 posted on 08/07/2009 9:27:48 AM PDT by calex59
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To: MNJohnnie

“Same in St Louis, the attackers were Obama supporters, the victim a Conservative.”

Not wise to try that in too many places in Missouri..we are a conceal and carry state after all.


36 posted on 08/07/2009 10:02:15 AM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: MissouriConservative

It’s time for all who truly love this country and believe that it stands for something noble and admirable to come together to defeat the leftists, authoritarians, and thugs—peacefully, if at all possible.

Never start a fight. Always finish one, though.

Be careful, be vigilant, and be safe out there, everyone.


37 posted on 08/07/2009 11:08:45 AM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: MNJohnnie

Agreed! I really believe that a coalition of conservatives and libertarians must be forged in order to defeat the leftists.


38 posted on 08/07/2009 11:15:04 AM PDT by comps4spice
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To: hoosiermama

imagine the Obama administration using the term PUNCH back twice as hard

but no MSM is picking up on the fact that he is actually inciting violence


39 posted on 08/07/2009 1:39:22 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: stockpirate; ansel12
“Repression Breeds Violence” That is carved above one of the entrance’s at the DOJ in DC.

I should have mentioned that I was not alone, there were thousands with me.

40 posted on 08/07/2009 10:39:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
Not likely.

These people need to get their @ss handed to them in order to shut up.

41 posted on 08/08/2009 7:09:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"Current events have given Libertarians something to actually be relevant about"

You don't seem to realize that there is a significant population of Republican voters for whom the Libertarian party platform is only about one or two planks shy of having their complete agreement across the board. Libertarians are much much closer to Republicans in spirit than they are to Democrats. If the Libertarians were to simply remove the 'legalize marijuana' plank as one of their overtly stated goals there would defections from both parties, but I believe the majority would come from the ranks of the Republican party. If you listen closely to the MSM you will hear that they already lump Libertarians in with Republicans and then proceed to paint them all as religious zealots.
42 posted on 08/10/2009 12:18:44 PM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: Munz

He is at best being vague about things that could mean violence, or be metaphorical for other forms of pressure. It really doesn’t help that we all know he was mentored by the likes of Mr. Weather Underground Ayers and Rev. God Damn America Wright. The Democrats do not have a monopoly on non-genteel methods of being heard.


43 posted on 08/10/2009 5:37:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: contemplator

Well, yes, I do allude to the drug plank even though my personal ideas on the matter are close to those of the Libertarians. (I believe it should be a medical issue decided among doctors who in turn would be liable for harm caused — the Hippocratic oath should have teeth.) This is not the place or time to push for untrammeled dope.


44 posted on 08/10/2009 5:41:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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