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Hot Air (linked to Looking at the Left) ^ | El Marco

Posted on 08/08/2009 12:31:52 PM PDT by jessduntno

Denver photojournalist El Marco was at the event and has an amazing pictorial essay detailing how Pelo-cchio’s Astroturf brigade had to be coached by professional organizers — including several day laborers who didn’t speak English and couldn’t tell what the signs they were holding read. And they accuse Tea Party folks of being puppets?!

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; democrats; elmarco; liberalfascism; townhalls
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OUTSTANDING still life photos of how the left dominates (or tries to) through organization and MUSCLE
1 posted on 08/08/2009 12:31:52 PM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 08/08/2009 12:35:39 PM PDT by Rocko (Report this post to flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: jessduntno

All across the country, legislators coming to their home districts in attempt to sell the health care plan to constituents are being met with fierce opposition:
• Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was confronted by self-described Democrats who accused their representative of lying about health reform and protested, “Why would you try to stuff a health care plan down our throats in a couple days when the president took six months to pick a dog for his kids?”
• In Mehlville, Mo., protesters lined up around the block of the Bernard Middle School gym where Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., had planned a public forum. When hundreds were left standing on the street, they remained outside into the evening. Eventually, a man reportedly assaulted one of the protesters, leading to six arrests, including a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter.

• Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., has called off further events after a June 22 event he held in Setauket, N.Y., in which protesters dominated the meeting by shouting criticisms at the congressman for his positions on energy policy, health care and the bailout of the auto industry.

• Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., got an earful, too – especially on the health-care issue.

• Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., heard from a very well-informed veteran – to the enthusiastic applause of those gathered.

• Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., also heard from the crowd when he made a gaffe by saying the work needs to be done “fast.”

• U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., tried to explain at a town hall that people “don’t know” how much they’re already paying to cover the uninsured, but his reasoning was drowned out by protesters.

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited a Denver, Colo., clinic for the homeless to raise support for Obama’s health care plan, only to be met by streets lined with protesters opposed to the measure.

• Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-TX, went out to meet constituents, only to be met with protesters shouting in opposition to the health care bill, “Just say no!”

• At a health care town hall event in Syracuse, N.Y., in July, police were called in to restore order, and at least one heckler was taken away by local police.

• Close to 100 sign-carrying protesters greeted Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla., at a late June community college small-business development forum in Panama City, Fla.

• Danville, Va., anti-tax tea party activists claimed they were “refused an opportunity” to ask Rep. Thomas Perriello, D-Va., a question at a town hall event and instructed by a plainclothes police officer to leave the property after they attempted to hold up protest signs.

• Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was chased by a crowd saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

• The constituents of Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn., unable to access their representative through a town hall meeting, created a video charging that Tanner has met with Michael Moore and Fidel Castro, “But he won’t meet his constituents in the 8th District to talk about health care.”
The biggest source of protests are the health-care bill, the $787 billion economic stimulus package and the cap-and-trade legislation. They’re also angry about Barack Obama’s refusal to release his birth certificate to prove he is a “natural born citizen” and constitutionally eligible to serve in the White House.
kudos wnd.com


3 posted on 08/08/2009 12:38:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Many lge corp. successes started with a sm bus., an entrepreneur & a dream. 0 is killing that dream)
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To: jessduntno

El Marco bump!


4 posted on 08/08/2009 12:41:42 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

Hey Albion Wilde-

An El Marco bump back at ya.

P.S. That’s me getting wacked by the moonbat in el Marco’s pics. (Wish you would have been there - she wouldn’t have had a chance. Hahaha)


5 posted on 08/08/2009 12:44:42 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: jessduntno

Thanks,...that will come in handy !!!

Bwa-ha-ha-ha !!!


6 posted on 08/08/2009 12:46:08 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: jessduntno

Really EXCELLENT bump!


7 posted on 08/08/2009 12:47:18 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: jessduntno
This moonbat needs a history lesson. She is beaming while her shirt compares 2 republicans with a Marxist.

This is Laura Avant. She has a degree in social working science, is a substitute teacher, and has been unemployed for seven years. She is taking names for a petition and when I asked her how she found out about the event she said “My organizer called me.” I said “You’re kidding.” She said, “No, look: he’s right there (-pointing to the guy with the bullhorn–) he’s from Organizing for America.”

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So, these people are at this location because of a direct call from the President of United States!

8 posted on 08/08/2009 12:51:29 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

TOWN HALL MEETINGS BY STATE AUGUST, SEPTEMBER:

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/TownHalls.aspx


9 posted on 08/08/2009 12:54:46 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant; patriot08; ExTexasRedhead
Excellent Blog by el Marco!!!

Notice the Pro-ObamaCare people....all carrying 'manufactured' signs from - healthcareforamericanow.org

Take a gander whos on their supporter's list - (ACORN & MOVEON.ORG are the ones that really stick out!)

http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/who_we_are/

10 posted on 08/08/2009 1:00:57 PM PDT by BossLady (<<<Had my MOB name before it was kewl......)
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To: jessduntno

BUMP!


11 posted on 08/08/2009 1:01:31 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: jessduntno

This is very good, thanks for linking.


12 posted on 08/08/2009 1:07:12 PM PDT by LowOiL (Tagline: Optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: jessduntno

BTTT - excellent photo journal.


13 posted on 08/08/2009 1:08:51 PM PDT by randita (Chains we can bereave in.)
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To: jessduntno

Great article. Thanks for posting!


14 posted on 08/08/2009 1:09:15 PM PDT by koraz
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To: LowOiL

I think slowing down the action is VERY effective...in the future, I will be armed with a still camera to get the kind of shots that are here; they capture the despicable maneuvering and thuggery (like grabbing signs) that SHOULD end in an assault charge on these mutants.


15 posted on 08/08/2009 1:10:24 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem
El Marco has excellent blog here....notice the thugs from healthcareforamerica.org.....

Look whos on the healthcareforamerica.org bankrolls = http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/who_we_are/

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Nursing

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Student Association

American Nurses Association

National Abortion Federation

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Physicians Alliance

National Women’s Health Network

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health

16 posted on 08/08/2009 1:15:53 PM PDT by BossLady (<<<Had my MOB name before it was kewl......)
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To: jessduntno

BIG BUMP Everyone should see this! Thanks!


17 posted on 08/08/2009 1:19:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jessduntno

Great series on the Marxists and their ilk.


18 posted on 08/08/2009 1:21:28 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: jessduntno

Great post! Fascinating look at the true actics of the left -we need to pass this on.


19 posted on 08/08/2009 1:25:39 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Great list! Mind if I steal it?


20 posted on 08/08/2009 1:39:08 PM PDT by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: Dinah Lord
Wow! I thought that looked like you, but I'd only met you that one time and didn't know where you were from. You are awesome, lady!!! I'm not worthy!


21 posted on 08/08/2009 1:40:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: jessduntno

If they continue ripping down our signs, I suggest we start shoving the sticks up their asses.


22 posted on 08/08/2009 2:11:33 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: jessduntno

You can take one look at the signs and it is immediately apparent that the signs of the right are all home made and the signs of the left are printed up and distributed by the DNC or one of their puppet organizations. Conclusion: the lefties are all paid. Just like back when we were protesting the income tax in Tennessee, the “pro-income tax” people would all arrive at 9 a.m. and leave at 4 p.m. when their shift was over.


23 posted on 08/08/2009 2:18:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: BossLady

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http://www.yourefired.org/


24 posted on 08/08/2009 2:25:58 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jessduntno

That was great! I also sent a “fishy” email signing up flag@whitehouse.gov to receive info from www.healthcareforamericanow.com (the website on the lefties signs), and encourage everyone else to do likewise.


25 posted on 08/08/2009 2:32:38 PM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: jessduntno
The day laborers were just part of a group of illegals who came to the meeting to thank her for free health care.

I'm thinking of going down to the corner and pick some up to go the next dem town hall, so they can thank the congress member in person.

26 posted on 08/08/2009 2:34:47 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: jessduntno

Excellent chronology of Soviet-style protest tactics, organized by the Democratic Party and paid for by all of us. Bookmarked and pinged.


27 posted on 08/08/2009 2:43:21 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

This one is worth passing along — I.T.


28 posted on 08/08/2009 2:44:11 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: jessduntno

I went to the link and read the post (took two tries to get through). It was a great article!

The “rubber chicken” lady trying to muffle the bullhorn gave me an idea- Someone should take along a bullhorn to these protests (I looked, and they are available for a very reasonable price on Ebay), along with a box of foam earplugs (which are available everywhere). Simply hand out earplugs to everyone, and then, when an “organizer” shows up with a bullhorn, stand directly in front of him and debate him at top volume!

I live deep in the heart of Texas, so I’m not likely to have the chance to use this idea (we had *one* counter protester at our tea party in April), but if somone would like to try it, I will be glad to buy a bullhorn and have it shipped to you (limit of one- I’m poor :)


29 posted on 08/08/2009 2:53:16 PM PDT by TexasBarak (I don't know about you folks, but I aim to misbehave.)
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To: jessduntno

Oh man!
Her next stop was my neighborhood and I didn’t find out til just now!?!?!?

Missed out on a gift opportunity.
Their “senior organizer” wouldn’t have been happy competing with me.....


30 posted on 08/08/2009 3:11:06 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: G Larry

Clip his mic cord and tell him he can have an appointment in 6 months, at which time I’ll provide some electrical tape.


31 posted on 08/08/2009 3:13:46 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: Interesting Times

Bump!


32 posted on 08/08/2009 3:33:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Albion Wilde

Albion,
Is your cat bowing to the great one?


33 posted on 08/08/2009 3:44:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Islander7
So, these people are at this location because of a direct call from the President of United States!< /i>

Was only half listening last night, but someone on Hannity said if anyone gets hurt he could be held legally liable.

34 posted on 08/08/2009 3:57:01 PM 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: TribalPrincess2U

to your list

Rep Chris Murphy got 200 people to oppose him at Simsbury on Wednesday in Connecticut

Rep Joe Courtney held a small townhall meeting filled with out of state Union workers and supporters who did not live in his district at the Woodstock Town Hall on Thursday.


35 posted on 08/08/2009 4:12:48 PM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: callisto

Go ahead, but I wish I could remember where I got the list.


36 posted on 08/08/2009 6:04:09 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Many lge corp. successes started with a sm bus., an entrepreneur & a dream. 0 is killing that dream)
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To: RaceBannon

Will do. Not “my” list though. I can’t remember where I got it.
I usual make pdfs and bookmarks but I didn’t this. Darn it!


37 posted on 08/08/2009 6:09:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Many lge corp. successes started with a sm bus., an entrepreneur & a dream. 0 is killing that dream)
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To: editor-surveyor; Dinah Lord
Is your cat bowing to the great one?

The cat is saying, "I'm not worthy!" to Dinah Lord, who sparred with an aggressive leftist and a lying reporter at a recent Tea Party.

38 posted on 08/08/2009 6:13:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: jessduntno
Yes. ..thanks for sharing this!

What spirit; and some of the best signage! Speaking of those that are 'original' of course; as opposed to the authentic 'community organizing elements'. Never heard of these groups! Just want to chant to these 'inauthentics'; the 'old' chant. . .I know you are - but what am I!/lol/sigh. . .

That said; can only say: 'to the Good Guys!

You are the 'light' of America!'.

39 posted on 08/08/2009 6:15:20 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America'sorry' President))
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To: Islander7
[“My organizer called me.” I said “You’re kidding.” She said, “No, look: he’s right there (-pointing to the guy with the bullhorn–) he’s from Organizing for America.”]

The MSM media; only have to take the 'word' out of their own collective mouths. . .and put our name on it. Yep; Joe and Mary; with their 'Organizer'. . .

Would ask how these people and the MSM that support them; sleep at night. We already know the answer, of course. Those who 'suck blood' - do not. . .

40 posted on 08/08/2009 6:22:10 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America'sorry' President))
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To: jessduntno

Bump to the very top! Get this out to your buddies! Just Wow!


41 posted on 08/08/2009 8:01:14 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (I'm an ABC type of guy - Anybody But Crist!)
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To: Islander7

Laura Avant, of the Denver Neighborhood Volunteers for Change, is an unemployed social worker who believes the system could be vastly improved.

Her 17-year-old granddaughter has never had health insurance, and her father _ Avant’s son _ hasn’t had it for 18 years.

“I see it as a social justice issue,” she said.

http://tinyurl.com/nruptn

******

Laura Avant’s Experience
Guest Teacher
Adams County 50 School District
(Primary/Secondary Education industry)

September 2005 — Present (3 years 11 months)


42 posted on 08/08/2009 8:13:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jessduntno

Health Care for America Now (HCAN)

Our Steering Committee includes: ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Campaign for Community Change, Children’s Defense Fund Action Council, Communications Workers of America, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), MoveOn.org, NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Women’s Law Center, SEIU, UFCW, USAction, Women’s Voices, Women’s Vote and Working America.

Health coverage that is affordable for every person, family, and business.

Coverage with premiums and out-of-pocket costs based on your ability to pay.

Equity in health care access, treatment, research, and resources to people and communities of color and stronger health services in low-income communities.

Who supports HCAN?
Health Care for America Now and its principles for reform are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.

http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/who_we_are/


43 posted on 08/08/2009 8:20:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jessduntno

Supporters of Health Care for America Now (HCAN)

in Arkansas:

(link below will give you a list of your state supporters)

Arkansas

A.Philip Randolph Institute
Acorn Arkansas
AEACAR Ed Association
Arkansas Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice
Central Arkansas Labor & Trades Council
In the Valley Consulting
Las Delicias
Mi Burrito Mexican Restaurant
Park Hill Florist
Print4Less
SEIU Local 100
Teamsters 878
UFCW Local 2008
Young Democrats of Faulkner County
CHOICE Hot Springs- Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma
Pinal County Democrats
IUE/CWA #61113
LW Heating Air, Inc.
Social and Art Club
Arkansas Public Health Association
Saint James United Methodist Church
Unocom
Union Baptist Church
Preach the Word
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/who_we_are/


44 posted on 08/08/2009 8:22:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping. I think RAT tactics will become more and more violent.


45 posted on 08/08/2009 9:34:15 PM PDT by zot
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 08/08/2009 9:50:54 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: jessduntno; Interesting Times; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; ...

Great pics of this event!

Ping!


47 posted on 08/08/2009 11:22:18 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


48 posted on 08/09/2009 3:02:44 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: jessduntno
Great Article!

Also Are you paying attention now?

and

Are you paying attention now? ver. 2

have both gone viral, they've been pciked up by several political websites including Hotair.com.

49 posted on 08/09/2009 3:15:31 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: jessduntno

Darn good photo essay.


50 posted on 08/09/2009 4:21:44 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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