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Rick Santorum, American mullah: His fundamentalist views are frightening
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, February 27, 2012 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 02/27/2012 5:16:10 PM PST by presidio9

Edited on 02/27/2012 5:46:13 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances, wants children educated in what amounts to little red schoolhouses and called President Obama a “snob” for extolling college or some other kind of post-high school education. This is not a political platform. It’s a fatwa.


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1 posted on 02/27/2012 5:16:19 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

More attacks coming from the media.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 5:18:25 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: presidio9

Perhaps to a leftist weasel it’s scary. To the rest of us, it looks pretty doggone nice!


3 posted on 02/27/2012 5:18:49 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: presidio9
Religious bigotry from the Left immune to the political correctness Nazis because the hate comes from the Left.
4 posted on 02/27/2012 5:21:05 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: presidio9
That headline sounds exactly what the liberals and MSM would say, and what some Newt supporters are saying.
Looks like they are all working on the same team to help Mitt Romney.
Who would have though among some area's of Conservatism that conservatives would actually attack Christians and other conservatives for their beliefs.

5 posted on 02/27/2012 5:22:19 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: presidio9

At a time when actual mullahs are advocating the death of American soldiers and the destruction of Israel, we get this from Richard Cohen. Good grief - we are doomed if this view holds true in the 2012 election, and I’m not even a Santorum supporter.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 5:22:24 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: presidio9
First of all..I am a strong Newt supporter and I do believe that teaching morals is up to the parents. I believe the economy is in very dire straits and prefer Newt's plan on soc sec reform which Santorum opposes and I would love to see this nation start drilling for oil, do something with coal including looking into using liquified coal; cut foreign aid and aid to the UN and address judicial reform as Newt suggests.

Morals are up to families and parents. Obama can't legally force catholics to dole out contraceptives..the law is already there ..let's address the dangers of our economy so we can leave a better future for our children and grandchildren GO NEWT!

7 posted on 02/27/2012 5:23:52 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: presidio9
[Rick Santorum] is opposed to contraception...

One would be most fascinated, indeed, to learn where Rick Santorum might have suggested that the federal government should make it public policy to ban contraception.

Oh, that's right. It can be found in the same place as unicorns...

8 posted on 02/27/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: katiedidit1

Obama believes he CAN force the Catholics to dole out contraceptives...laws be damned.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 5:25:56 PM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: presidio9
But whenever I start to giggle a bit, I find that some absurd statement resonates with Republican primary voters.

The writer of this hit piece is all "wee-wee'd" up. Calm down, take a deep breath, and change your underwear good friend.

10 posted on 02/27/2012 5:26:09 PM PST by olezip
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To: rockvillem

People should be realizing by now that there is no compromising with leftists. They are totalitarians and intend to impose their utopian vision on everyone by force.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 5:26:59 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Happy Rain

The liberal playbook that says strong religious faith is a political negative is going to backfire on them.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 5:26:59 PM PST by presidio9 (catholicscomehome.org)
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To: presidio9

Isn’t Richard Cohen worried that if he makes fun of mullahs, he’ll be blown up by an incensed islamist? Or maybe he thinks they’ll just kill more U.S. servicemen, and he’ll kill two birds with one stone.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 5:28:53 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: presidio9

How about real Islamic views on abortion: “Abortion in Islam”
by Ibrahim B. Syed, Ph. D.

http://www.islamawareness.net/FamilyPlanning/Abortion/abortion3.html

keyword: forbidden


14 posted on 02/27/2012 5:30:45 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: vpintheak
Richard Cohen would have wet himself in the days of our founders.

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"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776. In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself. Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted...'"

"Coming to the end of his sermon, Peter Muhlenberg turned to his congregation and said, 'In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.' As those assembled looked on, Pastor Muhlenberg declared, 'There is a time to fight, and that time is now coming!' Muhlenberg then proceeded to remove his robes revealing, to the shock of his congregation, a military uniform."

"Marching to the back of the church he declared, 'Who among you is with me?' On that day 300 men from his church stood up and joined Peter Muhlenberg. They eventually became the 8th Virginia Brigade fighting for liberty."

"Frederick Muhlenberg, Peter's brother, was against Peter's level of involvement in the war. Peter responded to Frederick writing, 'I am a Clergyman it is true, but I am a member of the Society as well as the poorest Layman, and my Liberty is as dear to me as any man, shall I then sit still and enjoy myself at Home when the best Blood of the Covenant is spilling? ...So far am I from thinking that I act wrong, I am convinced it is my duty to do so and duly I owe to God and my country."



15 posted on 02/27/2012 5:30:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

Yeah, because having a President that wants to return to Christian values (in this society) through leadership and evangelism is the same as the Islamic Taliban forcing their views and actions upon you..sure.

Go on posting liberal drivel.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 5:31:25 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: presidio9

Dick Cohen has no problems with Obama’s religion informing his politics. What’s more out of the mainstream, Santorums beliefs or that of Obama - Black Liberation Theology?

Cohen is a moron and shill.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 5:32:30 PM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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To: presidio9

Dick Cohen has no problems with Obama’s religion informing his politics. What’s more out of the mainstream, Santorum’s beliefs or that of Obama - Black Liberation Theology?

Cohen is a moron and shill.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 5:32:48 PM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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To: presidio9

Dick Cohen has no problems with Obama’s religion informing his politics. What’s more out of the mainstream, Santorum’s beliefs or those of Obama - Black Liberation Theology?

Cohen is a moron and shill.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:08 PM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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To: presidio9

I remember 0bama saying in a speech in 2008, “We want you to have as many abortions as you want.”

I had assumed he meant the ‘royal’ ‘we.’ However, maybe it refers to some other ‘we.’


20 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:29 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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21 posted on 02/27/2012 5:34:28 PM PST by narses
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To: presidio9

Rick, now you know you are over the target.

Bombs away!


22 posted on 02/27/2012 5:36:37 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

You are a liar and Gingrich hater. Keep it up.

Tick tock.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 5:37:53 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: presidio9
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.

-George Washington

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

-George Washington

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.

-George Washington

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

-George Washington

“Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God.”

-Reverend George Whitfield
24 posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9; BillyBoy

And we have a new gold standard for irresponsible hit pieces.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:29 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: presidio9

This is nothing more than a wedge, and regrettably an effective one. This will drive the faithful to Rick’s defense in the Primary, and the ignorant against him in the General.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 5:41:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: presidio9
You are correct—the Left has gone from mocking God—a shortcoming worthy of damnation but with an understanding of liberal ignorance that may deserve some measure of divine mercy—to outright hatred of the Almighty and an agenda in agreement with the Devil to subvert Him and his blessings...not to mention the political fallout of being allied with the hominid entity of Evil itself.

Dante never saw the infernal levels such as these will be confined to for all eternity.

27 posted on 02/27/2012 5:43:44 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: CharlesWayneCT
"...Isn’t Richard Cohen worried that if he makes fun of mullahs, he’ll be blown up by an incensed islamist? Or maybe he thinks they’ll just kill more U.S. servicemen, and he’ll kill two birds with one stone..."


DING! DING! DING! What do we have for him, Johnny?"

28 posted on 02/27/2012 5:43:58 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Gene Eric

>> This is nothing more than a wedge, and regrettably an effective one.

There is a wildcard scenario that would be bodacious, but I doubt Santorum would play along.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 5:45:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: steve8714

He will lose in court..which brings me to another reason I like Newt. Newt will hold the judicial activists accountable and they should be...it is beyond me how Santorum ever voted for Sonia Sotomyer to serve on the 2nd circuit court and she is a full blown leftwinger. Even McCain voted nay on her.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 5:47:37 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: American Constitutionalist

That is such a mean statement because people have a right to think for themselves. Some of the Rick supporters are quickly judging others for a support to Newt. We believe in Newt, not just in stopping Romney to win. We see how no one stood up for Newt; including Rick. Not all of us are drinking the koolaid. Thank you, thank you ..very much... and as the Newt supporters are sharing at Palin’s web site, stand up for Newt when the others won’t; I agree.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 5:47:49 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: presidio9
Piss on you for posting this.
32 posted on 02/27/2012 5:49:21 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
Dick Cohen has no problems with Obama’s religion informing his politics. What’s more out of the mainstream, Santorum’s beliefs or those of Obama - Black Liberation Theology?

Cohen knows that Obama is not really a Christian. Cohen really doesn't like the idea of an authentic Christian in a position of leadership. (And for those Protestants who are about to say "Catholics are not Christians", please shut up and save it for the religion forum).

33 posted on 02/27/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: American Constitutionalist

You really want to accuse Gingrich endorsing Jim Robinson and the anti-Romney crowd here of trying to help Mitt Romney?


34 posted on 02/27/2012 5:54:01 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: presidio9
Who actually knows more Mullahs, Obama or Santorum?
35 posted on 02/27/2012 5:54:49 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: Christie at the beach; American Constitutionalist

That poster is a troll.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 5:54:49 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: presidio9
This belief that religion has been banished from public discussion is a conservative trope without foundation. New York City is now recovering from a frenzy of celebratory publicity regarding the elevation of Timothy Dolan to cardinal. We have applauded the feats of Tim Tebow, the so-called praying quarterback, who seems unintimidated in publicly expressing his religious convictions.

It sounds like Richard Cohen is tired of whatever hoopla accompanied New York's getting a new cardinal.

And I really doubt he "applauded" Tim Tebow, though I can believe he called him "the so-called praying quarterback."

If religion hasn't been banished from public discussion, it may not be because Richard Cohen wanted to allow it, but because he couldn't help it.

37 posted on 02/27/2012 5:54:54 PM PST by x
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To: presidio9

A bigot much Mr Cohen?


38 posted on 02/27/2012 5:55:12 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: presidio9

Santorum is scaring Obama’s pimps and whores........


39 posted on 02/27/2012 5:57:22 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: cripplecreek

Amen! Thank God for these Christian Patriots to whom we owe the very existance of this Country! God Bless America!


40 posted on 02/27/2012 5:58:23 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: katiedidit1

{First of all..I am a strong Newt supporter and I do believe that teaching morals is up to the parents.}

You mean that crack addict single parent that sends her kids to school to learn how to have safe sex such as body licking and masturbation? That the parents you think should teach the morals? Society teaches the morals whether you like it or not, and I don’t like what they teach very much.

Public nudity in San Francisco, gay pride parades that are enough to make the devil blush, copulating like animals in heat. Yep you want the parent to teach the morals, but even if a parent were so inclined, the government schools would undermine you.

How uplifting for us to have a President like Bill Clinton to teach us the finer points of sex. Ask yourself if he or Ronald Reagan were the better role models. Clinton or Washington, Clinton or Linclon?


41 posted on 02/27/2012 5:59:16 PM PST by itsahoot (Much easier to tear down a building, than to build one. Bigger mess though.)
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To: presidio9

They always tell you who they fear.


42 posted on 02/27/2012 5:59:38 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: American Constitutionalist; All

“That headline sounds exactly what the liberals and MSM would say, and what some Newt supporters are saying.
Looks like they are all working on the same team to help Mitt Romney.
Who would have though among some area’s of Conservatism that conservatives would actually attack Christians and other conservatives for their beliefs”...AC

Your exactly right any member of the media supporting the Obama Decree promoting morphing of the constitutional issue of Religious Freedom into a “womans right issue” are concealing their anti-God anti-Christian anti -Catholic bigotry...TIME TO PROTEST AND PICKET any promoter of those that support the Obama Decree..


43 posted on 02/27/2012 6:01:24 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: katiedidit1

Don’t bring Sotomayer up, it confuses the “Suddenly Santorum” crowd. They can’t quite square how a pro-abortionist judge could be endorsed by a devout catholic anti-abortion politician. (he took one for the team, the wrong team)


44 posted on 02/27/2012 6:02:43 PM PST by Toespi
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To: vpintheak
In case you haven't noticed, there are about 30% of us, and 70% of them.........

And politicians have to keep issues like this low key. Because the MSM will twist it way out of proportion. In other words, don't give them bullets to shoot you with.

This is just a start, and the Reverend Rick was warned to keep his mouth shut. He has done the very opposite and what happens from here on out will be the result.

The separation of church and State is there for a very good reason. This is what happens when one tries to force their specific religious doctrine down the throats of a Secular public. They will not stand for it in any form.

Santorum has become an even greater enemy of the Media than Richard Nixon, it seems.

45 posted on 02/27/2012 6:07:26 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The only thing informative in this garbage is that Cohen and many Newt supporters are fellow travelers. There are actually folks that think that religion should NOT be and is NOT permitted in the public square. The dumbing down of America has reached its tentacles right here on FR.


46 posted on 02/27/2012 6:07:38 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: presidio9
We have all of world history to warn us about what happens when religion takes too prominent a role. The public square gets used for beheadings and the like.
You mean like the fanatically anti-Christian French Revoluntion? The Fanatically anti-Christian Third Reich, perhaps. Or the fanatically antiChristian Stalin or Mao regimes?
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity...And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” - Washington’s Farewell Address

47 posted on 02/27/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: presidio9
We have all of world history to warn us about what happens when religion takes too prominent a role. The public square gets used for beheadings and the like.
You mean like the fanatically anti-Christian French Revoluntion? The Fanatically anti-Christian Third Reich, perhaps. Or the fanatically antiChristian Stalin or Mao regimes?
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity...And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” - Washington’s Farewell Address

48 posted on 02/27/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: ansel12
You really want to accuse Gingrich endorsing Jim Robinson and the anti-Romney crowd here of trying to help Mitt Romney?

Grow a pair, fight your own battles, leave Jim alone for a change.

49 posted on 02/27/2012 6:14:52 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: presidio9

It’s sad to watch as someone loses thier mind.


50 posted on 02/27/2012 6:14:52 PM PST by D Rider
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