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Yes, I'm a Pure Republican ("I believe in climate change") (Meghan McCain) (BARF-O-RAMA)
The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-01-24 | Meghan McCain

Posted on 01/25/2010 2:22:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385

After a College Republican group withdrew its support for a Meghan McCain speech because she believes in marriage equality, she took the GOP’s “purity test.” And passed.

This week I made a little news by not being “pure enough,” if you will, by College Republican standards. I was invited to speak at George Washington University on February 9 by numerous campus groups, including the George Washington College Republicans and Allied in Pride, an LGBT organization. I take great pride in being one of the few people who brings together the gay community and Republican groups. But somewhere between my accepting their invitation and my presence coinciding with Marriage Equality Week, GW’s College Republicans bailed.

They subsequently put out a statement saying: “Ms. McCain’s views on marriage equality align with neither the Republican Party nor her father’s personal stance. Though we fully supported John McCain’s candidacy for president, we feel that Meghan McCain’s last name is not near as important as the message she advocates.”

Yowza.

Seriously, how many 25-year-old women do you know that have the exact same world view as their 73-year-old fathers? Besides, a simple Google search would have tipped off these young Republicans to my very vocal and active support of LGBT rights and marriage equality in this country.

And let’s call a spade a spade here—this is about marriage equality. I would have been less insulted if the George Washington College Republicans had simply come out and said that. By the way, I am still speaking at the university. (After some miscommunication about being disinvited, the young Republicans simply reneged on their sponsorship.) And I am very grateful and honored to be able to talk about where I see the future of the party. Which is exactly what my speech is about—the future and my generation of Republicans. It’s not a speech about marriage equality (although that topic is mentioned) but rather how I came to believe what I believe about the GOP and where I hope the future leads.

I call the talk, “Redefining Republican: No Labels, No Boxes, No Stereotypes,” but apparently some student organizations feel more comfortable being able to group all Republicans into one place.

All of this drama smacks of the Republican Party’s so-called purity test, which caused a lot of controversy last year. In November, an email circulated around the RNC asking members for comments on a proposal that all Republicans must pass a litmus test in order to receive financial support from the party. It was based on the idea that President Reagan “believed that anyone that agreed with him eight out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent.” If you agree with eight of the 10 statements on the purity test, you’re apparently the right kind of Republican.

You can imagine how I feel about that idea. Other than the fact that I believe a political party should foster new ideas and encourage widespread support, the word “purity” alone gives me an uneasy feeling. Any organization asking for “purification” from something just feels innately creepy and a little sinister.

So, feeling a little vexed by the GW incident, I took the purity test. I went online to see just exactly how radical I am from the “pure ones.” Because I wanted to see by the GOP’s own standards just how “moderate” I really am.

Just for the record, here are the questions and my answers. The 10 questions are, do you believe in:

1. Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill.

Yes, of course. This is one of the central pillars of being a Republican.

2. Market-based health-care reform and opposition to Obama-style government-run health care.

Yes. I am against universal health care. Especially until we figure out how are we going to pay for it.

3. Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap-and-trade legislation.

Yes and no. I believe in climate change and support market-based energy reforms. I also support cap-and-trade legislation, in theory. But I oppose, as my father says, Obama’s “cap and tax” plan. The Obama administration has used this to tax people instead of encouraging the exploration of new technology. As it is, this philosophy has turned into something that could adversely affect our economy.

So put me down for half a “no.”

4. Workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check.

Yes. Of course.

5. Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants.

As this question is phrased, I have to disagree again—with half of it. First, we have to secure our borders. There is a huge problem with drug cartels. Then we need a temporary-worker program, and then we have to address other aspects of immigration.

But I grew up in a border state. I think immigration is an essential part of American history and American culture. And amnesty comes with a lot of gray areas. So again, put me down for half a no.

6. Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges.

Absolutely. This is probably the issue I am most passionate about.

7. Containment of Iraq and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear-weapons threat.

Yes. Completely.

8. Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Here it is. No. As we all know, I’m a huge supporter of marriage equality.

9. Protecting the lives of vulnerable people by opposing health-care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion.

Yes. I am pro-life.

10. The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership.

Yes. And I am a proud member of the NRA.

So there you have it, my fellow Republicans. One “pure” no and two half-nos equals 8 out of 10. So I passed. I passed this ridiculous “purity test” and apparently even President Reagan himself would have considered me a friend. But something tells me a passing grade still won’t put the negativity to rest. Because as I have said before, when it comes to separating moderates and conservatives, one of the key issues is marriage equality. If that is going to be the one issue that Republicans continue to use to divide the party, then perhaps they should be putting out an entirely different test—one that has one question only.

Until then, is it too much to ask that the Republican Party be more open-minded, that it learns to respect and accept conservatism without labels and boxes and stereotypes?

Because that’s what I want for the GOP. And I’m a pure Republican.

Meghan McCain is a columnist for The Daily Beast. Originally from Phoenix, she graduated from Columbia University in 2007. She is a New York Times bestselling children's author, previously wrote for Newsweek magazine, and created the Web site mccainblogette.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 01/25/2010 2:22:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; ...
Looks like she's an amnesty proponent too.

*Ping!*

2 posted on 01/25/2010 2:23:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Climate change has happened cyclically since the dawn of time.

Human activity can not alter it in any way whatsoever.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 2:24:33 PM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: rabscuttle385

a chip off the old block(head)


4 posted on 01/25/2010 2:24:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Meghan McCain was Snow White...but she drifted.


5 posted on 01/25/2010 2:25:01 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rabscuttle385

Why doesn’t someone TELL HER she is NOT a Republican?

Just claiming to be one, doens’t make you one.


6 posted on 01/25/2010 2:25:28 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rabscuttle385

moo moo moo moo, momoo moo moo moo Thankmoo very moo


7 posted on 01/25/2010 2:26:09 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: rabscuttle385

At best,she’s a “moderate” RAT.Which,at best,makes her only a itsy bitsy bit better than Babs “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” Boxer and Barney “Hot Bottom” Frank.


8 posted on 01/25/2010 2:26:33 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Spring , Summer , Winter , Fall .....Yes the Climate changes


9 posted on 01/25/2010 2:27:19 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Screaming in Agony they ran to the Government But then Realized from whence the Agony came !)
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To: rabscuttle385
Well she is pure something.
10 posted on 01/25/2010 2:27:32 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: rabscuttle385

this family are really pissing me off .

I hope JD wins in a landslide but also who the hell is this girl.

She’s just become a republican and now thinks she’s in charge of the party as she hangs out with a bunch of homosexuals


11 posted on 01/25/2010 2:27:37 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rabscuttle385
I also support cap-and-trade legislation, in theory. But I oppose, as my father says, Obama’s “cap and tax” plan.

They're the same, if you knew about the issue then you wouldn't support any part of this scam.

Her other answers are "weasel words".

12 posted on 01/25/2010 2:28:14 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: rabscuttle385

She also believes in eating all the deep-fried items put in front of her.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 2:29:10 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: rabscuttle385

So she wants people to be able to marry kids and dogs?

After all, who are we to stand in the way of love?


14 posted on 01/25/2010 2:29:12 PM PST by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: rabscuttle385

She answered the mcAmnesty question..she just spun it. To think she’s a member of the NRA makes me want to surrender my card.

“Meghan, what’s a gun?”

“Weelll, a gun is this thingy where a thing comes out of it..like, to kill stuff. Here, let me show you by pointing this barrel at my face..”


15 posted on 01/25/2010 2:30:43 PM PST by max americana
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To: rabscuttle385
Jabba Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 01/25/2010 2:30:59 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: nmh

she’s just joined the NRA and become a republican and now feels she has to tell the party we have to change to her views.

I really cringe when I see this family, first she’s crying she can’t get a guy, I wonder why ARF then she hangs out with homosexuals and now says we as a party has to agree with her

AARRGGHH

Will someone please tell this dozy girl to shut the hell up


17 posted on 01/25/2010 2:31:04 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yes, I'm a Pure Republican RINO ("I believe in climate change") (Meghan McCain) (BARF-O-RAMA)

There. I fixed the headline for ya. NOW it's accurate.
18 posted on 01/25/2010 2:31:13 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: rabscuttle385

I believe in climate change!!! I would like to drastically change the climate in our three branches of government.


19 posted on 01/25/2010 2:31:38 PM PST by PORD (People...Of Right Do!)
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To: rabscuttle385
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20 posted on 01/25/2010 2:31:43 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: rabscuttle385

Cmon, Rabs. You gotta control your gal better than this!


21 posted on 01/25/2010 2:32:14 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rabscuttle385
“purity test”? I have pure Aryan Blood Mien Fuhrer
22 posted on 01/25/2010 2:32:32 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: rabscuttle385
the word “purity” alone gives me an uneasy feeling.

Why does it not surprise me that the mccain bimbo is uncomfortable witht he word "purity"!

23 posted on 01/25/2010 2:35:30 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: rabscuttle385

Fat, stupid and slutty, usually ends a girl in the penal system....although Megan probably considers that sexual and chic.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 2:36:13 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Doogle

She’s just a boob.


25 posted on 01/25/2010 2:36:29 PM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: rabscuttle385

How about the Easter Bunny? Does she believe in the Easter Bunny?


26 posted on 01/25/2010 2:36:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rabscuttle385
Dear Meghan,

Umm... No.

Sincerely,
Conservatism

27 posted on 01/25/2010 2:37:11 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Dear Meghan,

Sincerely,

The American Public

28 posted on 01/25/2010 2:37:34 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: rabscuttle385

She is neither pure nor Republican, and neither Republican nor republican. An honorable person would give up this charade and join the Democrats in pushing their immorality and depravity onto the nation. And as you can see, its counter-intuitive. She’s not honorable BECAUSE she has bad morals.

As far as I’m concerned, she isn’t worth posting. Waste is a terrible thing to mind.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 2:37:51 PM PST by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

30 posted on 01/25/2010 2:39:01 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: manc

Meghan and Mrs. McC might be the final nails in Juan’s coffin. One can hope.


31 posted on 01/25/2010 2:39:36 PM PST by surrey
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To: rabscuttle385; Jim Robinson
Right now Meggin Mc is being used by the left who give her a voice because they figure that she embarrasses conservatives.

Wonder what the left will do when we conservatives start playing her up to embarrass her father, to promote JD Hayworth? She wants a political megaphone, needs attention and to feel relevant--I say we help her out. I feel kinda sorry for Sarah, she's going to have to stand on a stage with them both.

There's some beautiful payback ahead. Remember all those times that Mac insulted conservatives, stuck his spiteful little knife in our backs and laughed at us when we got mad?

32 posted on 01/25/2010 2:40:32 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: rabscuttle385
Seriously, is there one person in America who would take the time to read this whole thing?

Who cares about the ill-formed blatherings of some unimportant chubette?

33 posted on 01/25/2010 2:41:41 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well Meghan you stupid slut,

There are three main issues that most folks who call themselves “conservatives” just won’t bend on. Being raised by John McCain, you wouldn’t understand.

1. Marriage. We already HAVE marriage equality in this nation, you dumb bimbo. Any rump ranger can marry any woman that I can marry. Any rug muncher can marry any man that a non-muncher can.

2. Amnesty. There is no gray area. You are either for the law or you are NOT for the law.

3. Cap and trade. Why would any self respecting American WANT to further damage our economy with the BS that both YOUR FATHER and OBAMA want to do to us?

Next time ya have a thought, let it go.


34 posted on 01/25/2010 2:41:53 PM PST by Grunthor (McCain; for when you really need to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!)
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To: rabscuttle385

So she believes the Global Warming cult. You have to believe since there’s no proof.

Pray for America and Gov Palin


35 posted on 01/25/2010 2:42:53 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: manc
re: Will someone please tell this dozy girl to shut the hell up

Bite your keyboard! This is worth millions in campaign donations to JD! LOL. Keep talking, McBimbo.

36 posted on 01/25/2010 2:43:10 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: rabscuttle385

Sounds like she has Republican mixed up with plumper.


37 posted on 01/25/2010 2:44:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: Snickering Hound

Someday this chip off the old block will discover the same thing the Old Man did....

Those who love you now and fawn over your openness, tolerance and stances against the faithful will someday throw you under the bus, off the boat or from a plane without a parachute if someone is squaring off against you that meets their ideological purity test.

I guess dad never taught her that all the media love and adoration disappeared when it came time to actually win an election and she was far too stupid to grasp that fact herself despite witnessing it first hand.

Here’s my stance on marriage equality. Let the voters in the states decide. So far it’s 31 against the defined “equality” and 0 for the defined “equality”.

Is my score sheet off a state or two?


38 posted on 01/25/2010 2:44:30 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: rabscuttle385

Pure RINO!


39 posted on 01/25/2010 2:44:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

As one who grew up not far from the Grand Canyon, I would assume she has been there a time or two. All anyone needs to do is stand on the edge and wonder what forces it took to create that magnificence equals just how much in the capabilities of man.


40 posted on 01/25/2010 2:47:01 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Climate change has happened cyclically since the dawn of time.

I'm anticipating a moderating of the temperatures in the near future...I will call it SPRING.

41 posted on 01/25/2010 2:51:10 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why does anybody here care what that girl has to say about anything? Just ignore her, please. She’s just a 20-something with no creds. Let it go. You empower her by reacting.


42 posted on 01/25/2010 2:55:44 PM PST by Jedidah (Be bold, be sharp, be blunt -- but show a kind conservative heart. The world watches and takes note.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am getting pretty tired of all of the sudden all we are hearing from the RINOS that should have been Democrats in the first place.

She should go crawl back under rock.


43 posted on 01/25/2010 2:57:24 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dead

That’s great!


44 posted on 01/25/2010 2:57:57 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: PeteB570
Any Republican who doesn't stand why kids need both a father and a mother doesn't understand conservatism. There is nothing natural or normal about homosexuality.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

45 posted on 01/25/2010 3:02:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

Fag hag.


46 posted on 01/25/2010 3:02:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Jedidah; Mamzelle
Why does anybody here care what that girl has to say about anything? Just ignore her, please. She’s just a 20-something with no creds. Let it go. You empower her by reacting.

See 36.

Let the pig continue squealing.

It's free advertising for J.D.

47 posted on 01/25/2010 3:02:59 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Big Boob with Big Boobs.


48 posted on 01/25/2010 3:08:14 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: rabscuttle385

she think she’s a republican because she’s born into it.No matter what ideology or what you believe in. See she’s the party as like a club of ppl with different points of views with nothing in common


49 posted on 01/25/2010 3:10:23 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: rabscuttle385
Why can't they put duct tape over Megan McNuts' mouth like they did in Mrs. McNuts photo?


50 posted on 01/25/2010 3:14:36 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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