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"Celebrity Apprentice" stars urged to denounce Trump
Reuters ^ | May 6, 2011 | Daniel Miller

Posted on 05/08/2011 4:43:11 AM PDT by Scanian

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - An African-American political advocacy group is targeting "Celebrity Apprentice" star Donald Trump in the aftermath of what many feel are racially tinged political comments made about President Obama.

On Thursday, the organization ColorOfChange launched a Twitter-based campaign to persuade black "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members Star Jones and Lil Jon to denounce Trump for what the group terms "race-baiting."

Trump has made headlines in recent weeks by repeatedly questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. Obama released his longform birth certificate April 27 with the hope of settling the matter, but the issue has been kept alive by a segment of the "birther" movement.

"This is the first organized attempt to target these celebrities and demand that they, as prominent African-Americans, take a public stance against Donald Trump's ongoing attacks against President Obama," ColorOfChange said in a statement.

Publicists representing Jones and Lil Jon did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Groupon, the discount shopping website, pulled its online advertisements from the "Celebrity Apprentice" website last week after customers -- spurred on by progressive advocacy group ThinkProgress -- complained.

Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter contacted nearly all of the companies that have recently aired advertisements on the long-running reality competition series to ask whether they might follow in Groupon's footsteps.

"Apprentice" advertisers Kay Jewelers, Allstate, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble declined to comment on their advertising plans, and more than 30 others did not respond to phone calls and emails.

Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange, said the campaign has started strongly. "We've gotten a lot of people tweeting," said Robinson, adding that the goal is to send a message to Jones, Lil Jon and other "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members that "they can't have a relationship with the black community

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackadvocates; colorofchange; duhnoobarackpansies; groupon; marxism; naturalborncitizen; race; soros; thinkprogress; vanjones
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1 posted on 05/08/2011 4:43:17 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange, said the campaign has started strongly. "We've gotten a lot of people tweeting," said Robinson, adding that the goal is to send a message to Jones, Lil Jon and other "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members that "they can't have a relationship with the black community.

Liberals hate free speech. We'd have a dictatorship if it would be up to them.

2 posted on 05/08/2011 4:49:12 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Scanian
the goal is to send a message to Jones, Lil Jon and other "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members that "they can't have a relationship with the black community and have a relationship with Trump and not call him out for his actions."

That's just sick.

3 posted on 05/08/2011 4:49:12 AM PDT by Gumption
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

This is their plan...anybody who brings up the mostly unknown background of The One is to be trashed in public...his/her ability to function will be attacked. They will be put outside of polite society...and anyone who supports them will also be denounced.

This is stuff they used to do in the old USSR and Red China...remember the “gang of four”? Sensitivty training will be arranged...so such incorrect thinking can be corrected.

Scary, scary people.


4 posted on 05/08/2011 4:55:41 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Gumption

Don’t you know? Black Americans are only allowed to have “correct opinions”. It’s one of the most important rules on the Democratic Party Plantation.

If you’re a Black American and you have an “incorrect opinion” about anything, you make the Plantation Master very, very angry.


5 posted on 05/08/2011 4:57:49 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Caryn Elaine Johnson are you reading this!


6 posted on 05/08/2011 4:59:30 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Gumption
they can't have a relationship with the black community and have a relationship with Trump and not call him out for his actions.

Does the "black community" not know that if it weren't for Trump, these "stars" would be in the unemployment line?

7 posted on 05/08/2011 5:13:04 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Scanian
In other words, when he cracks the whip and says "jump boy", he has better jump.

The best thing Trump and crew can do is laugh at them and ignore them.

8 posted on 05/08/2011 5:15:38 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Comment removed by moderator)
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To: twhitak

Which is exactly where they would be again if they were to “dis” Trump. I don’t think that career suicide is going to be very popular.


9 posted on 05/08/2011 5:15:55 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: Scanian

I started watching this season right before Gary busey got fired.

Trump is letting Starr Jones get away with a lot and I don’t see any negativity towards L’il John.

Trump did make a crass comment about crawling up Starr Jones butt..but that wasn’t racial..that was just Trump making gross comments about women..

he frequently makes inane comments about women.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 5:16:06 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Scanian
Two can play this game. Groupon can be boycotted by everyone who is offended by their decision to pull advertising from Trump.
11 posted on 05/08/2011 5:16:59 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Scanian

Asking questions about a unknown person’s background is not racist. Obama himself said he was helped by affirmative action. Why won’t he explain how he was helped?


12 posted on 05/08/2011 5:18:00 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

They did a great job marginalizing Trump. Unless he gets back up, and continues to request transparency from Obama he’s finished if not already. He now looks like a coward.

Skip the BC, and let’s move on to the next thing, the school records, or the social security deal.

What gets me is that if he supposedly sent investigators to Hawaii, how come they were not able to find evidence from the hospital about Obama’s birth? No birth records there?

I think this birth certificate was forged some time ago...awaiting the right moment to release it.

All it will take however, is one person. ONe person to unravel and topple this.

Is there no one, in the CIA, FBI ex FBI etc who can ferret out the truth about this one trick pony?


13 posted on 05/08/2011 5:20:58 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Scanian

And they dare call everyone else, Racist?


14 posted on 05/08/2011 5:21:19 AM PDT by lula ("The TRUTH has no agenda" Glenn Beck)
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To: Scanian

ColorOfChange is the same group that promoted the Beck boycott. They are another bunch of leftist race pimps.


15 posted on 05/08/2011 5:22:47 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: twhitak

Very good point.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 5:23:59 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Scanian
"they can't have a relationship with the black community and have a relationship with Trump and not call him out for his actions."

If these clowns even remotely had the ability to carry out their threats, this would be extortion.

17 posted on 05/08/2011 5:27:26 AM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Smile! You weren't aborted!)
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To: nikos1121

Yeah...this was all about timing...Wag The Dog...release the photoshoppe job and kill Osama...take all the air out of the media...now it’s time to Move On.

Sorry libs...this ain’t gonna go away. Let’s see what Corsi has to say...his book is coming out in about ten days.


18 posted on 05/08/2011 5:30:05 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Probably funded by $oro$. Only he would come up w/a name like that.

God Bless Our Troops


19 posted on 05/08/2011 5:32:50 AM PDT by bray (What do you think of waterboarding now, Obama?)
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To: Truth29
I have to wonder about the sanity of the Groupon executives when they refused to sell to Google after being offered $6 billion for the company considering the the age and depth of the company. All I have ever scene from them are 1/2 price deals for restaurants dozens of miles from anywhere. I never used them and even got off their notification list.

Good luck keeping that business model to yourself! No one would have the sense to copy that one!

I wonder why Google, Yahoo, or Bing wouldn't flat out steel their business plan and go into direct competition. They already have the sales force and name recognition. Google did them a favor by offering to buy them out before they turned the screws on them.

20 posted on 05/08/2011 5:36:09 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Scanian
The term "Racers" has been tossed out there a couple of days ago which was defined as referring to individuals, what ever their race, who play the race card at every turn regardless of whether or not the person accused is a racist or done anything wrong.

There was not a hint of racism in Trump's question!

21 posted on 05/08/2011 5:36:30 AM PDT by Old Badger (I still like Palin because she will tell like it is and she take no prisoners!)
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To: nikos1121
Skip the BC, and let’s move on to the next thing
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Skip the second forged birth certificate? I don't think so.

This occupant of the White House has now, **personally** stated that this **fake** is the real thing. While Obama could have stated that he had nothing to do with the first fake, he can't do that with the second.

Obama is openly scamming the American people! This photoshopped mess is a thumb in the eye.

22 posted on 05/08/2011 5:42:28 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Scanian

They should list the specific “racially tinged political comments.”


23 posted on 05/08/2011 5:46:43 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Scanian

I’ll be curious to see how Trump responds ( eventually using **his** timing).

Personally, the *last* person I would want to have mad at me would be Donald Trump.


24 posted on 05/08/2011 5:46:50 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: nikos1121

They and the media have done a great job marjinalizing him. He gets no press now, that is how it works. Now they will go for his advertisers, the pimps that keep these race baiters going. Money is the only thing that matters to them so they will pull ads just like they did with Beck and have done to a less degree with even networks like Fox.

These groups keep proding and eventually it could all come down to a sectarian battle here in the US. In fact, some futurist in Russia forecasted an internal revolution in the US before 2012 from what he saw in the trends in the US. I used to think such commentary was blather but the more I see, hear and believe, his commentary may be wrong only on the by the date it happens.

I think some dems are beginning to get the picture also. The recent almost coup in the White House over the Bin Ladin raid points to it. (.)bama’s co comrade Holter has been extremely quite for a few months too as his incompetence and racial bias is coming more to the fore. No telling where that fuse will go either.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 5:49:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: samtheman
Don’t you know? Black Americans are only allowed to have “correct opinions”. It’s one of the most important rules on the Democratic Party Plantation.

The official term for this is "Identity Politics". Peoples' individuality is secondary to being bound to a particular group through their "identity" (such as being Black).

That group is then bound to a Party/movement. It becomes difficult (due to shunning) and over time impossible (due to indoctrination of the young) to separate identity from the group from the Party/movement.

This is EXACTLY what has happened with the Black community, by design I'd point out, and the results are a 90%+ Democrat voting pattern. Despite the fact that Blacks share a heck of a lot of conservative policy beliefs (such as on abortion, charter schools, immigration, etc) with Republicans. They don't vote as individuals based on policy beliefs, the vote their Black identity which tells them that in order to be a good Black they must vote Democrat.

This is also, exactly, what the Dems have been trying to do with Hispanics. The problem with Hispanics is that they don't have the emotional baggage of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, etc that can be leveraged into the acceptance of victimhood that can be so critical to setting a group identity.
26 posted on 05/08/2011 5:50:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: ViLaLuz

I think it had to do with a “suggestion” (more like “fact”) that Obozo got into Harvard Law only because of affirmative action.


27 posted on 05/08/2011 5:51:00 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

An African-American political advocacy group using the term ‘race baiting’ is funny.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 5:51:14 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: samtheman
... on the Democratic Party Plantation.

While the "plantation" analogy fits, I should add that in many ways the Democrat Party acts in a manner that's more consistent with being a cult.
29 posted on 05/08/2011 5:53:04 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

“Identity Politics”

The ultimate objectives of the state require identity politics.....just think “Jews in Germany” to realize the malignant pathway that opens up when the state has achieved that goal.


30 posted on 05/08/2011 5:53:33 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Scanian

“ColorofChange” ??? And Trump is the racist.

This is sooooo stupid and more evidence that the BC is a fake.


31 posted on 05/08/2011 5:54:12 AM PDT by mom.mom
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32 posted on 05/08/2011 5:59:27 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: kjo
I think Marxist Van Jones was one of the Color of Change co-founders. He recently was advocating mother nature should have equal human rights.
33 posted on 05/08/2011 6:23:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I don’t get this. Is there some super-sensitivity to asking “a person of color” about their birth certificate that is at play here?

Because of illegitimacy? Illegal immigration? Incest? Code for incest is when the mother says she “doesn’t know who the father is...” Or is this another attack on the family?

I mean, yeah, okay, the individual is here, so just accept that reality. But not to have a system of registry of births is preferable because to ask too many questions is racist? I don’t get it.


34 posted on 05/08/2011 6:31:49 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: opentalk
FoxNews.com
.... Van Jones, the Obama administration's controversial former "green jobs czar," has found a new calling: helping to push for a new, global architecture of environmental law that would give Mother Nature the same rights status as humans.--

Van Jones works for Soros think tank Center for American Progress.

basically, Soros is trying to shut Trump up.

35 posted on 05/08/2011 6:45:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Mouton

A revolution in this country could only come from the military. It would have to be some situation where a world crisis involving threat of our troops would require the joints to step in and take over the gov’t if they think the president incompetent.

THere would be no way an uprising from the ground up, Spartacus style would work.


36 posted on 05/08/2011 6:52:13 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: wintertime

Then why is nobody buying it? If it’s a fake, then why doesn’t Trump call their bluff? ASk Obama to show proof with the hospital.

Is Trump now silenced. Has he examined the BC and declared it real? He has access to the best people in the world. You mean to tell me, little ole FR figured this out?

If the BC is a forgery, then why isn’t catching any attention?


37 posted on 05/08/2011 6:54:37 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Scanian

Lets see, “An AFRICAN-AMERICAN advocacy group “COLOR OF CHANGE”....and how is THAT not racist?


38 posted on 05/08/2011 6:54:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Scanian

Like anybody cares what the Color of Change or NAACP says. They’re irrelevant.


39 posted on 05/08/2011 6:58:34 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: nikos1121

I think my use of word “revolution” was not correct in the sense used by the Russian. The more accurate term would be civil war amongst the population contained within its borders.

There will be no revolution in the US for a couple of reasons. The first is the military is way too powerful and second the population is too comfortable.


40 posted on 05/08/2011 6:59:39 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Scanian
"We've gotten a lot of people tweeting," said Robinson, adding that the goal is to send a message to Jones, Lil Jon and other "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members that "they can't have a relationship with the black community....

Maybe they don't want a relationship with a "black community" that has such silly and rigid rules.

If this particular "black community" insists on being a separate entity from the United States, I say we just ignore them.

After all these Color of Change people don't really make the rules for the "black community." They just like to think they do.

41 posted on 05/08/2011 7:05:21 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Don Corleone

If you do not hire Blacks you are racist.

If you do hire Blacks, you will be denouced by someone you hired if you do not act, promote, and appropriately respond to every perceived grievance.

Is there any wonder why there might be a reluctance to hire Blacks?


42 posted on 05/08/2011 7:06:19 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: Scanian
Groupon, the discount shopping website, pulled its online advertisements from the "Celebrity Apprentice" website last week after customers -- spurred on by progressive advocacy group ThinkProgress -- complained.
43 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Scanian
Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange, said the campaign has started strongly. "We've gotten a lot of people tweeting," said Robinson, adding that the goal is to send a message to Jones, Lil Jon and other "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members that "they can't have a relationship with the black community

Somewhere, Sen. Joe McCarthy is smiling.

44 posted on 05/08/2011 7:09:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Groupon = cowards.


45 posted on 05/08/2011 7:11:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mouton
They and the media have done a great job marjinalizing him

Trump marginalized himself. He latched on to the birther stuff, pushed the idea, said his investigators were discovering "amazing" things that they "couldn't believe they were finding", and then had the entire conspiracy blow up in his face when Hussein released the long form.

He gets no press now, that is how it works

Oh stop it. Trump can get press coverage whenever he wants. He is keeping himself out of the press because he looks like a fool having advanced a conspiracy theory that's been completely debunked. Then he goes out and gives a speech dropping F bombs and calling the Chinese mother****ers. He's completely embarrassed himself and obviously decided to lay low for awhile.

"The Donald" has squat. Further, he is NOT a conservative and has zero chance of winning the Republican nomination. Trump the clown is done politically. The only way he can stay relevant is to run a 3rd party indie bid which would only serve to siphon off some of the anti-Hussein vote and guarantee four more years for Obama.

Hussein is NOT going to be beaten by conspiracy theories. Obama is a bad President, he's wrecked the economy, he's driven this country to the brink of bankruptcy, and once we nominate a real conservative candidate who runs on actual issues (NOT birther nonsense) we will defeat him in 2012.

46 posted on 05/08/2011 7:14:09 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: nikos1121

0bama’s green piece of paper is not a BC.

Jindal’s BC is a “true and correct copy of a document registered with the State”

0bama’s “BC” is an “abstract of a record”
WTF-a record?
Show us a true and complete copy of the Record!


47 posted on 05/08/2011 7:19:14 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Texas Eagle
Somewhere, Sen. Joe McCarthy is smiling.

Except McCarthy was mostly correct - there were LOTS of communists who infiltrated the government (particularly the state dept) and throughout the intellectual and entertainment establishment. On the other hand, ColorOfChange are nothing but a bunch of race hustling thugs.

48 posted on 05/08/2011 7:20:42 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

I agree with you on most of what you said...the point of my article was not to support trump but to highlight exactly how the left marginalizes any candidate that begins to rise in the polls. The did a wonderful job on Palin, Ryan, Cain and whomever else’s head pops up. Note, none of the issues are dollar and cents issues, they are always social or philosophical ones.


49 posted on 05/08/2011 7:20:53 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Longbow1969
there were LOTS of communists who infiltrated the government (particularly the state dept) and throughout the intellectual and entertainment establishment. On the other hand, ColorOfChange are nothing but a bunch of race hustling thugs.

Meh. Six of one, half dozen of another.

50 posted on 05/08/2011 7:23:45 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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