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Together We Thrive (Organizing for America Campaign Trial Balloon from 2008?)
Organizing for America- BarackObama.com ^ | Feb 2008

Posted on 01/13/2011 4:38:48 PM PST by mnehring

For too long Americans have been set one against the other, it is a side affect of a free market society. How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work done for the lowest possible costs. This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America. It has become a part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or todays migrant workers. As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it will be one group against the other.

What I see in Obama is a chance for a revolution. A chance for every group to participate and be heard; A chance to live the American dream that has been denied to so many. Together we can and will change the world and return America to the shining beacon of Hope and Prosperity that we were and that we can be again. Only when we work together do we accomplish feats that rival any ever accomplished in the history of mankind. Diversity is our strength, that is what this campaign brings us a promise of. For many this is a scary prospect and thought, getting to know someone different from myself. We all want the same basic things for example a safe place to live, health and a quality education for our kids.

In a previous career, I was the global leader of Diversity for a global fortune 500 corporation, I have studied the affects of diverse groups working together and the results can not be denied. Together we Thrive!!!!!!!!!!!


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I found several instances of Organizing for America floating the phrase "Together We Thrive" as early as 2008.

Have they been floating/trial ballooning campaign slogans?

Slogans don't just magically appear, nor, would one expect an event headlined by the President not to have his blessing or even touch on the theme.

1 posted on 01/13/2011 4:38:51 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Oh Geez, what a sham this all was. I do not believe anything I have seem over the past 6 days.

Shame folks had to die for Ubama and the Democrats.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 4:41:35 PM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy

seem=seen


3 posted on 01/13/2011 4:42:17 PM PST by dforest
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To: mnehring
I found several instances of Organizing for America floating the phrase "Together We Thrive" as early as 2008.

It's a 'floater', all right. Needs a good flush. We cannot allow these communist rats to control the language and the terms of debate.

4 posted on 01/13/2011 4:42:38 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: mnehring

You should send that tidbit to Drudge.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 4:43:53 PM PST by dforest
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To: mnehring

Is this a joke? The first paragraph lists all the things the writer feels have been and are now wrong with the US., then the second paragraph talks about returning to the glory that the US had in it’s past.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 4:46:16 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: 1raider1

Check out the date..


7 posted on 01/13/2011 4:47:33 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
What a coincidence that this slogan was used for the T-shirts...and of course Obama knew nothing about it.

Busted again, eh, Barky?

8 posted on 01/13/2011 4:47:43 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies ('Stop the Political Vitriol' translates: 'PLEASE do not look at the man behind the curtain')
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To: mnehring
Okay - this needs to be forwarded to Krauthammer, Hume, Beck, Jonah Goldberg - and all the other nitwits in the media who acknowledge that the rally atmosphere of the "memorial" was inappropriate but claim Obama had no control over it and is therefore not responsible.

The idea that Obama and his minions had no clue that holding a memorial in a college stadium filled with his loyal devotees and classless college students wouldn't have a rally atmosphere is laughable. Not to mention the fact that the Presidential Seal was all over that venue. How naive can anyone be?

9 posted on 01/13/2011 4:49:42 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: mnehring

I have been chewing on this word “thrive” ever since I saw the dumb slogan and wondering who the heck thought it was a brilliant word for a bunch of people recovering from tragedy.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 4:50:07 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: mnehring

Gotcha. My bad.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 4:50:46 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: mnehring

Sounds like a poor version of New Coke ad campaign


12 posted on 01/13/2011 4:51:19 PM PST by dila813
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To: mnehring; STARWISE; onyx; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; Nachum; SE Mom

GREAT FIND. You better save it to your hard drive ASAP!

PING..everyone save it!! Ping your lists...this is gonna be big news in the blogosphere in about 3,2,1,.......


13 posted on 01/13/2011 4:52:04 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: 1raider1

The first sentence though makes it sound like it was written for last night...


14 posted on 01/13/2011 4:52:29 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
I just did a quick trademark search. It appears that "together we thrive" is owned by a credit union called Coast 360 out of Guam - random, right? Anyways, the trademark application was made in September of last year, from what I can tell.

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

15 posted on 01/13/2011 4:55:04 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: mnehring; combat_boots

Combat_Boots collected a lot of interesting info on the Beck TV Thread. They seem to be tied to Change.org among other things.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656407/posts


16 posted on 01/13/2011 4:55:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mnehring

No coincidence


17 posted on 01/13/2011 4:57:41 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

The “memorial” was the unveiling of the newest get Obama elected on taxpayer money scam.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 4:59:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Hoodat

PING!! Spread it far and wide..but save it on your hard drive first!


19 posted on 01/13/2011 5:04:51 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: mnehring
"It has become a part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers... "

...navel-gazing imbeciles writing inane, vacuous, appropos to nothing bullsh*t like this...

I don't know who the author was who penned this drivel, but I think it's pretty obvious why he didn't take credit for it by listing his name. This brain-dead crap might impress glue-sniffing, crack-smoking O'Bunghole voters, but people with even marginally functional brainwaves will immediately realize that this "Rosnoz globclots" mumbledy-gook is nothing more that a strung-together train-wreck-of-consciousness pile of garbage. Steaming puke.

These imbeciles actually believe they're the smart ones in the room. Like a starving chimp who has figured out how to stack the crates to get at the bananas. Okay, so you get a snack... you're still a smelly chimp with your bulbous red hemmorhoids flapping in public. Nice. You go, Bonzo.

LMAO

8^D

20 posted on 01/13/2011 5:09:20 PM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Bachmann 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach!" (AKA "Liberal Head Cemtex"))
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To: Hoodat

PING!! Spread it far and wide..but save it on your hard drive first!


21 posted on 01/13/2011 5:09:40 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: penelopesire

Thanks. I saved a screenshot. Never let a good crisis go to waste.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 5:13:01 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: mnehring

Somebody needs to photoshop those OFA workers distributing “TOGETHER WE THRIVE” T-Shirts at the Gettysburg Address, Reagan’s Challenger Memorial and Dubya’s 9/11 Bullhorn Speech.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 5:16:22 PM PST by Haiku Guy (What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.)
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To: mnehring

Great work.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 5:18:30 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Gargantua

He did list his name at the source. :->


25 posted on 01/13/2011 5:19:17 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

bookmark


26 posted on 01/13/2011 5:53:35 PM PST by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: mnehring

Good catch!!!

isn’t it quite bizarre to theme a MEMORIAL SERVICE with ‘together we thrive’???

What does the tragedy of a multi homicide have to do with ‘together we thrive’???

it’s insane. and inappropriate. and clearly an attempt to turn a somber prayer service into a pep rally.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 6:03:05 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: mnehring
When everyone emails this around, be sure to include pictures of the t-shirts;

The left is a bunch of sick sobs.

28 posted on 01/13/2011 6:07:12 PM PST by FreeAtlanta ($10 bucks and a nod, Mr. Obama, and this would all be cleared up.)
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To: mnehring
Speaking of angry rhetoric and Organizing for America:

"We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army." -----Source : Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.", The Birmingham News, March 22, 2009 by ANNA VELASCO
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/1237709752152800.xml&coll=2

29 posted on 01/13/2011 6:19:18 PM PST by piasa
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To: mnehring

Originally called Obama 2.0, “Organizing for America” is headed by Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe———— source: VIDEO: Sen. DeMint Discusses Flaws of National Service Act, http://conservativexpress.blogspot.com/2009/03/video-sen-demint-discusses-flaws-of.html ^ | 3/27/09


30 posted on 01/13/2011 6:21:47 PM PST by piasa
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To: indylindy

I just did. Hope he posts it.


31 posted on 01/13/2011 6:28:50 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Bookmark


32 posted on 01/13/2011 6:32:31 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m going to post this on other forums. I hope others do the samw. This needs to go VIRAL!!!!!


33 posted on 01/13/2011 6:39:14 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: piasa
OK, you gave me a treasure map reminding me of Plouffe. He and Axelrod run AKPD media which is responsible for the branding of things like the aforementioned Organizing for America, USA Service and Serve.Gov

Guess what. AKPD Media is re-branding Serve.Gov to be Renew America Together. Together seems to be a campaign key word they will be building on for 2012.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/president/gGxblQ

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/090116

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/090116

Yea, it may be a coincidence, but with this administrations use of planting key words through everything they do (re NLP), I wouldn't be surprised if we are seeing seeds of 2012 branding.

34 posted on 01/13/2011 6:44:48 PM PST by mnehring
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To: piasa

...last year, AKPD Media also won an award for a campaign branded “Together”.
http://akpdmedia.com/akpd-tv/anthony-foxx-together/


35 posted on 01/13/2011 6:46:54 PM PST by mnehring
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oh good. I hope we are not disappointed. The truth needs to see daylight.


36 posted on 01/13/2011 6:52:05 PM PST by dforest
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To: mnehring; RushIsMyTeddyBear; penelopesire; LucyT; Liz; maggief; AliVeritas; lacrew; azcap

Additional research here:

EXCLUSIVE: Univ. of Arizona Reveals Origin of Memorial T-Shirts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2656500/posts

FoxNation.com spoke to representatives at University of Arizona BookStores who revealed the vendor they used....”Youth Monument,” a Los Angeles-based company specializing in “the hottest” college brands. “I don’t feel comfortable commenting on the story,” said Nick Ventura when contacted by FoxNation.com. Ventura called himself “a partner” at Youth Movement. When asked if the University of Arizona was a regular client and if there was any contact with the White House or any political group he responded “no comment.”
8 posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:12:41 PM by Snickering Hound
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Searching through CA state records, this company got its first license in California on Oct 21, 2010. I am involved with contract work for universities in Kansas. Anything over $20,000 has to be competitively bid. There are rare exceptions for emergencies, with pre-qualified contractors...but you’d have to have more than a three month history to become pre-qualified.

There is an address listed (21650 OXNARD ST STE 500, WOODLAND HILLS CA 91367); but its a high end office park - I’d say that’s the address of their attorney. A name is listed - Robert Ezra, who I have confirmed is an attorney for Ezra Brutzkus & Gubner LLP.

I found that Ezra gave $500 in 2010 to Bob Shannon, to run for Long Beach City Attorney.

51 posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:45:46 PM by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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I own a screenprinting/embroidery company in AZ. NO WE DIDN’T PRINT THOSE. But I know the shop that did. A friend owns it. The work was done here in Arizona. They are a contract screenprinter which means that they simply print the art supplied on the shirts supplied and have nothing to do with the use of the items. People trying to track them down are barking up the wrong tree, all you will find is a contract shop that specializes in what we call “hot markets” - Diamondbacks win the World Series and you want 50,000 shirts to give out at the victory parade 12 hours later, they can do it lots of big automatic presses and 24 hour production. The real rat in this story this Los Angeles company with the “no comment”. Who paid for these and whose idea was it? I do work for college bookstores and this is not a college bookstore kind of job. They don’t have a dime to spare and coming up with $60k on two days notice is not within their power.

57 posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:57:18 PM by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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Even the local city busses were flashing the Together We Thrive slogan on their destination signs all day.

40 posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:27:46 PM by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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See 51, 52, 57 and pinged to post.

This goes with 51. Browse through:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Ezra+Brutzkus+%26+Gubner+obama&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7ADRA_en#q=Ezra+Brutzkus+%26+Gubner+obama&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7ADRA_en&prmd=ivnso&ei=yagvTa7TDIb1gAeb_K1a&start=0&sa=N&fp=7b989c6c17f79c85

77 posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:47:37 PM by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)

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Related thread:

“Together We Thrive” slogan used by OFA in 2008...

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:31:30 PM by Minus_The_Bear
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656595/posts


37 posted on 01/13/2011 7:06:50 PM PST by thouworm
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http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/johnberry_iv/C94H


38 posted on 01/13/2011 7:11:05 PM PST by thouworm
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To: thouworm

39 posted on 01/13/2011 7:14:26 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: thouworm

Interesting, YouthMonument.com was only registered a couple of months ago.
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/youthmonument.com


40 posted on 01/13/2011 7:19:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Scotswife

“I have been chewing on this word “thrive” ever since I saw the dumb slogan and wondering who the heck thought it was a brilliant word for a bunch of people recovering from tragedy.”

I thought the same! Now we are finding here more about the origin of the slogan....


41 posted on 01/13/2011 7:23:22 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: thouworm; All

Great work all! I have sent some of the links to Drudge and Hot Air...hope they can look into it all.

THANKS for the ping!


42 posted on 01/13/2011 8:02:16 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: penelopesire
PING..everyone saved it!!

I just saved the pics in #38 and #39, attached them to an e-mail to my friends and shot it into cyberspace. Add a few words explaining the origin and its latest use. Do it. Make it viral.

43 posted on 01/13/2011 8:20:23 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: mnehring; penelopesire; Sub-Driver; JesseWatters

Watched this story hit on several threads and tried to make a start in collecting the research for Freepers to evaluate and carry forward.

Penelopesire: Good; I on my end, also. We don’t have it pinned down yet, but our collective nose is overwhelmed.

If the Wellstone memorial sunk an election...we can only hope the BHO adm’s attempt to politicize a memorial, albeit more sophisticated, has exceeded all the hubris the American people are willing to tolerate.

BTW: Mark Levin played Reagan’s Challenger address tonight & his audience had an opportunity to remember what a true President, knowing and loving the whole people of these United States, sounds like:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2656443/posts?page=96#96
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The BS meter on FR went off the scales with these:

White House Says It Wasn’t Responsible for Picking Rowdy Basketball Arena for Arizona Memorial..
CNSNews ^

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:41:10 PM by Sub-Driver

AND:

EXCLUSIVE: Univ. of Arizona Reveals Origin of Memorial T-Shirts
FoxNation.com ^ | Jan 13

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:07:44 PM by JesseWatters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656522/posts


44 posted on 01/13/2011 8:24:33 PM PST by thouworm
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To: ResearchMonkey; Candor7

lol; perfect!

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, etc., & you nailed it.

Candor7 -— ping to graphic (& thread)


45 posted on 01/13/2011 8:32:17 PM PST by thouworm
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To: TigersEye

Great! I’ve sent it now to a couple of other places in the conservative blogosphere. I do think we should look into the T shirt vendor too. These libs like to pay off supporters and syncophants with ‘jobs’ and stimulus money...and God knows what else.


46 posted on 01/13/2011 8:35:13 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: mnehring

Well, “Hope and Change” hasn’t worked out so well....


47 posted on 01/13/2011 8:44:41 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: penelopesire
The whole "pep rally" reminded me of something and I finally put my finger on it.


"ootin' aw uh itz!"

48 posted on 01/13/2011 9:05:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

LOL..what is that? Rocky Horror Picture Show?


49 posted on 01/13/2011 9:10:17 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: thouworm

Youth Monument is connected to a hollywood outfit called Curious Gypsy...they are probably part of the studios but what they do is sell clothes to the sheeple that stars wear in movies from what I can tell. I would provide links but I’m on my laptop and hate trying to copy and paste on this thing...lol.

This was probably paid for by some leftist hollywood backer of Obama’s. ????? Check out their page on a google search..lots of ‘giveaways’ that they are liberals.


50 posted on 01/13/2011 9:16:44 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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