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7th advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's show (vanity question How long have you listened to Rush?)
AP - breitbart ^ | March 4, 2012 | AP

Posted on 03/04/2012 12:25:10 PM PST by SMGFan

NEW YORK (AP) - A flower company is the 7th advertiser in recent days to say it is pulling ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program. ProFlowers says on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."

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To: navymom1

Men who truly hate women become leftists so they can say whatever they want about women and do what they want to them and pretty much get away with it.


101 posted on 03/04/2012 1:20:12 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: KansasGirl

I’m a “serial” customer of Pro-Flowers.

I have an account.

I think the company might pay attention when I close my account.


102 posted on 03/04/2012 1:20:46 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: SMGFan

I started listening to Rush in Sacramento in the mid/late 1980s. He was also a regular on the local tv station debating the commie mayor of the People’s Republic of Davis.


103 posted on 03/04/2012 1:21:09 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: SMGFan

I’m taking a different approach. Here’s my email to WTAM 1100 in Cleveland:

I stand with Rush. I know many of his advertisers have dropped their advertising on his program over his comments concerning the Georgetown law student that needs $3000 worth of birth control. I do not know if Clear Channel is considering any actions of their own. Whatever the case, please be aware that if 1100 were to cease carrying the Rush Limbaugh show, I will cease listening to the station. No more Wills and Snyder on my way to work, no more Triv on my way home, no more Bob Frantz and sports talk in the evening, let alone Indians and Cavs games.

As a lifelong listener since the days of Pete Franklin, I am willing to defend Rush Limbaugh’s right to freedom of speech and to not be pressured to conform to politically correct dialogue. Where was the outrage on the part of the left when Michelle Bachmann was introduced on TV to the song of “Lying Ass Bitch”, or the too numerous to mention vulgar references of Sarah Palin to female body parts.

The contraception “issue” is not about contraception at all, but rather an attack on the first amendment. By forcing religious organizations to provide birth control to its employees against the beliefs of their faith, the government is violating their constitutional rights to freedom of religion. The government is attempting to control the Internet and is systematically trying to control the freedom of expression and assembly. If the radicals succeed in their efforts, our country will hasten its decline as freedom and liberty will become just a footnote in our textbooks.

Reaffirm your commitment to Rush Limbaugh. 18 - 20 million listeners nationwide is a sizable market to abandon.

Sincerely,
Typelouder


104 posted on 03/04/2012 1:22:32 PM PST by Typelouder
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To: Wife of D28Man

Whatever happened to Snapple anyway?


105 posted on 03/04/2012 1:22:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SMGFan

I think i started listening to Rush @ 1988-1989.

I was going to use legal zoom because of ads on Rush’s show. Now I will find another company.


106 posted on 03/04/2012 1:23:13 PM PST by SortaBichy
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To: SMGFan
Send me dead flowers every mornin'.

Send me dead flowers by the mail.

Send me dead flowers to my wedding,

and I won't forget to put condoms on your grave.

107 posted on 03/04/2012 1:23:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SMGFan

I bet he will have one of the biggest audiences in his career this Monday.

And if new advertisers are smart they will jump into the empty slots left by Carbonite etc. by Monday and be heard by mega-millions, and their products bought by enthusiastic Rush supporters.

I subscrbed to Carbonite because I heard it on his show but am now cancelling. Never heard it advertised anywhere else.

Also concalling because a commenter on this thread said the CEO contributes to Media Matters.

I wish I’d known that before I subscribed!


108 posted on 03/04/2012 1:24:58 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: SMGFan

I started listening to Rush in the late 80’s, I think. I wasn’t very fond of him in the beginning, but I kept listening. I wish an FM station carried him.


109 posted on 03/04/2012 1:25:06 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: KansasGirl

Thanks, got the msg. I’ve written and sent my emails and have specifically told my darling hubby never again to use Pro Flowers.

You know, we’re all human and make mistakes—and as the saying goes, choose your battles. But really what Letterman said about Willow Palin compared to this shows me exactly where I need to stand with my money and with my voice. This is one battle that I think I ought to stand up in and take the arrows.

It’s gonna cost me; I hope I’m strong enough to lose friends and maybe contacts I have in theatre. Yep, it’s gonna be costly. Damn. just damn.


110 posted on 03/04/2012 1:26:36 PM PST by navymom1
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To: squarebarb

oops concalling = cancelling


111 posted on 03/04/2012 1:27:14 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: SMGFan

And to think, we were told apologies are there to “calm things down”!! Now Rush’s has only riled the libtard Talibans after their Friday sermon! They want more blood blood blood!


112 posted on 03/04/2012 1:27:40 PM PST by parisa
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To: SMGFan

I am unable to send an e-mail to Pro Flowers to tell them I would no longer order from their company. Looks like they stopped any e-mails so maybe the boycott is working. I still am boycotting Tyson’s since wonder boy Clinton was president. I know it should be a capital P but I have a very low opinion of him. Since Fox News is going over to the “dark side” we only have Rush & sometimes Beck to help us thru these “hard times”.


113 posted on 03/04/2012 1:28:29 PM PST by jrcats (Justice is blind & deaf in Florida.)
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To: SMGFan

Excellent list of sponsors to contact. If even 1/10th of Rush’s listeners contact them, it will surely dwarf the number of people who complained about Rush.


114 posted on 03/04/2012 1:28:29 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: sandshark222

I am disappointed that he apologized also. I suspect at least one of the reasons was to end the dem’s using him to obfuscate (sp?) the real issues they are attempting to hide.

Repubs and Conservatives need to find a way to counter attacks, for example, the attacks on Herman Cain. None of the accusations had any truth to them, as evidenced by the fact as soon as he pulled out of the race, all those women crawled back into the holes they came out of, probably wealthier, and the accusations completed disappeared.

What should a candidate do when attacked in this way by the Dem machine? I think unless they can figure out a game plan, Obama will once again enter an election with virtually no competition.

Cain tried to ignore the accusations, knowing they were false. That didn’t work. Then he rebutted the accusations. That didn’t work and all he did was take time away from his campaign message.

What is the solution? Going on the attack as soon as a Dem accusation surfaces? Attack who?

Are there any directions on how to counteract Ayers-type attacks?


115 posted on 03/04/2012 1:28:29 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: Nachum

Called ProFlowers. They have a recording on their comments line that they cancelled because they felt Rush had gone beyond political discourse. Spoke my piece anyway.


116 posted on 03/04/2012 1:28:54 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: biggredd1
newt vs david gregory...

Thanks for posting that video. That pretty much solidifies my choice in Newt for president. There is not one other candidate that can put the MSM idiots in their place like Newt can........

117 posted on 03/04/2012 1:30:35 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: SMGFan

I am proud to say that I have been a listener to the RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW since it’s inception in OCT. 1984 in Sacramento on KFBK AM.


118 posted on 03/04/2012 1:30:52 PM PST by jjr153 (Never Forget 9/11)
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To: Sooth2222

“I can’t think of anything I’ve ever purchased because it was advertised on his show”

Me too. Except Snapple, but then I already drank the strawberry Kiwi, and never bought any tea. I don’t like tea cold, or flavored tea. I did buy a spatula once.


119 posted on 03/04/2012 1:31:28 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Jim Scott

I also won’t order from Pro Flowers as I have in the past about 4 or 5 times a year. I’m still boycotting Tyson since the Clinton days. We need a list of companies to boycott as I have lost my previous list & need a new updated one to make sure I’m not helping any liberal companies. Anyone have an update?


120 posted on 03/04/2012 1:32:09 PM PST by jrcats (Justice is blind & deaf in Florida.)
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To: trisham
I wish an FM station carried him.

Our local AM station has an FM programming counterpart. Call your local station to see if they have the same.

121 posted on 03/04/2012 1:32:44 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SortaBichy

I needed Legalzoom for Copyright on my plays. I just wrote them and informed the company that I’d tired of the selective outrage of the left and the advertisors who kneeled to their pressure. And then I informed them that I’d take my business elswhere. Did the same with the other advertisors pulling from Rush’s show.

I think a united Right can be just as effective as the left in any battle. We stand together as one voice and the left cannot topple us.


122 posted on 03/04/2012 1:32:50 PM PST by navymom1
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To: SMGFan

I ordered from Pro-Flowers a few years ago; ordered for my Mom’s birthday a MONTH in advance.

The flowers showed up late, had been frozen, turned brown and wilted as soon as they thawed.

Never again did I ever order from Pro-Flowers.

Been listening to Rush since he hit WABC in 1988. For the first year or two (or three?) his show was local only. I actually got through once. When he finished his local show, his nationally syndicated show started, but not on WABC. No one here believed that a nationally syndicated radio show would do well in the NY market.

Well... it did, and does.


123 posted on 03/04/2012 1:33:10 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: SMGFan

Not long enough . . . since 1988.


124 posted on 03/04/2012 1:33:51 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Jim Scott
You need to send your good comments to ProFlowers>
125 posted on 03/04/2012 1:35:45 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: SMGFan

But my suggestion is that we must not only boycott the businesses involved and send mass emails to our conservative contact list to do the same, but we must boycott ALL the articles that are being published about this matter. Don’t even bother commenting. Let the libtards rage all to themselves. They ignore our issues, we must ignore THEIR ISSUES. Stop linking, posting comments, opinionating, on obumbum’s diversionary tactics.

We must stick to the real issues, the ones the agitator-in-chief doesn’t want to talk about.


126 posted on 03/04/2012 1:36:26 PM PST by parisa
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To: KansasGirl

Thank you very much.

Hot damn!

Got to get started.


127 posted on 03/04/2012 1:36:53 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: SMGFan
Only one on that list I have used is LegalZoom - excellent service, but not something you need on a regular basis.

Go Rush!

128 posted on 03/04/2012 1:37:11 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: SMGFan

1993/94

This is an organized, concerted effort to damage Rush badly & force him off the air. It won’t work. Kim Kommando came out with a really classy statement regarding attempts to get her to participate & put pressure on her advertisers who advertise on Rush. Her comments show to what extent this is a very serious attack on Rush.


129 posted on 03/04/2012 1:37:42 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: SMGFan
I started listening to Rush way back in the early 90s. I do not listen much anymore, too busy. But to be honest; I am getting fairly tired of some of our “conservative” celebrities. Rush is on his 4th marriage and had none other than Elton John sing at his latest wedding. Ann Coulter, bless her skinning little heart, seems to chum around with every left-wing male on the planet.She is also the honorary co-chair of GOpround. If you are unfamiliar with that group, Google it.
130 posted on 03/04/2012 1:39:17 PM PST by bella1 (Santorum 2012)
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To: SuziQ

Thanks! WRKO once carried his program, but they dropped him. Now, my only option is “Rush Radio” http://www.rushradio1200.com/main.html

I can listen to him online, but I prefer to listen while I’m working or gardening, and the signal to this area is very weak.


131 posted on 03/04/2012 1:43:14 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SMGFan

I’ve been listening to Rush for about 10 years now. The last 6 as a Rush 24/7 subscriber. The only time I hear any of the ads is when I’m listening to him in my car.


132 posted on 03/04/2012 1:43:14 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: x1stcav

This is the email I have sent so far to Citrix, ProFlowers and QuickenLoans:

You just potentially lost millions of customers for pulling your ads from Rush Limbaugh. But I have to also say thanks, for exposing who you really are.

Since you are offended enough to pull your advertising, I suppose you could answer the following questions:

- Is Citrix a supporter of taxpayer funded abortion?
- Is Citrix concerned about religious freedom?
- Is Citrix a supporter of taxpayer funded contraception?
- Is Citrix submitting to the demands of the Left?

To show my support of Mr. Limbaugh, I will never use your products or services.


133 posted on 03/04/2012 1:43:31 PM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

ProFlowers may not be Congress, but they likely have and do supply flowers to the Obama White House and have taken federal funds in order to do so.

And now, after taking money from the Obama Regime, ProFlowers is working to deny the First Amendment rights of Rush Limbaugh.


134 posted on 03/04/2012 1:45:04 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: blueyon

Contact numbers?


135 posted on 03/04/2012 1:45:47 PM PST by nomad
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To: biggredd1

That’s what we need. Someone to take it to them. Break the frame of the interview. Challenge them at every turn.


136 posted on 03/04/2012 1:46:05 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: SMGFan

Thanks I hit all there FB pages to comment.


137 posted on 03/04/2012 1:46:55 PM PST by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: SMGFan
Here's my e-mail that i just fired off to ProFlowers (wecare@customercare.ProFlowers.com):

Dear ProFlowers,

I became a regular ProFlowers customer when I first heard your ads on Rush Limbaugh’s show a few years ago. I, like the other 20 million weekly listeners to his show value what he says, and what he recommends. I’m not sure how much business Rush has brought your company, but I’ll guess it’s substantial. This being the case, I was beyond disappointed that ProFlowers decided to be politically correct and drop their sponsorship to Rush’s show simply because Rush expressed a valid opinion about this fraud…Ms. Fluke.

Just as you have made a decision that will impact Mr. Limbaugh, many more of us are also making a decision that will indeed impact you. I purchased flowers from you this past Valentine’s Day; this will indeed be my LAST purchase from ProFlowers. I’m certainly not alone in my disgust for the gutless, politically motivated decision you have made to drop sponsorship of Rush’s show. You might want to take a look around the blogosphere this day; outrage at your decision will have the opposite effect you had intended. Do you really think that dropping sponsorship to Rush’s show in such a politically motivated way will not have financial consequences for your business.

I’m ashamed to say that was a ProFlowers customer!

Former Customer,

Artcore

138 posted on 03/04/2012 1:49:20 PM PST by Artcore
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To: SMGFan
Herd Rush in 1989 while I was working hurricane Hugo. I couldn't believe what I heard. I thought I was hearing myslef. At that time he was only 30 minutes a day.
Rush has made it through much worse. He will make it through this with ease.
Hell if he looses all sponsers, he can plug 2 if by tea all the time and sales will go through the roof.
I have known him too long to not think he is up to something here. We will see
139 posted on 03/04/2012 1:50:39 PM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: SMGFan
about 1990? I remember the exact show. He asked his screener, Kiki de la Garza to get Tiny Tim on the phone to see if Tiny minded Rush using Tiptoe Through The Tulips for an update theme. She was able to reach Tiny and he went on the radio air to say he was thrilled that Rush was using his song. Whatever date that was, was the day I started listening. AND I thought the Spatula City commercials were for real! Dumb, but for real.
140 posted on 03/04/2012 1:53:22 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Exactly. Whereas I think he shouldn't have used that language and thus given the left a bullet to shoot, this will blow over.

If we're going to agree that someone on our side should not have said what he said then we need to fight back when idiots on their side say stuff like this

Ed Schultz calls Laura Ingraham a slut

I think he may have apologized for it but still, let's not forget Mahr as well.

The time for rationally debating these people is over. There's not point in it. They don't deserve our respect.

141 posted on 03/04/2012 1:53:47 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: nomad

Exactly. Get that list and give them hell for supporting a Marxist regime. I pray for my Nation.


142 posted on 03/04/2012 1:54:47 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Nachum

Don’t bother with Pro Flowers. They sell Class C flowers and represent them as top of the line.

They sent some to a wake recently and they only lasted half a day. Thorns and leaves were not pruned, ..just not your top notch product.

We demanded remuneration and they offered to resend the order. We had another gift situation arising with a birthday, so allowed the resend to the new address.

Pro Flowers then sent the order again to the wake address with the original funeral card, causing more frustration for the bereaved. The returned flowers were then sent to the birthday address with name misspellings and they also only lasted 1/2 day.

We will not use them anymore, based upon performance alone.


143 posted on 03/04/2012 1:57:09 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: parisa; Brad's Gramma
We must stick to the real issues, the ones the agitator-in-chief doesn’t want to talk about.

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Get Travis' book free here until midnight Monday.

Become a telephone Ninja. Call talk radio and get Operation #EFAD mentioned on the air tomorrow.

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144 posted on 03/04/2012 1:58:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: CommieCutter

I just saw something about Ed Schultz that he was suspended indefinently for his comments about Laura.


145 posted on 03/04/2012 2:00:48 PM PST by navymom1
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To: SMGFan

If the truth be told, I’ve always thought Rush’s sponsors sold marginal products at excessive prices. But I’ll add ProFlowers to my list of folks to avoid like the plague...


146 posted on 03/04/2012 2:01:13 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: SuziQ

Believe me, the sponsors are getting slammed. Game On!


147 posted on 03/04/2012 2:01:55 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I cannot believe he apologized.

On your local station, what is your time slot and what do you talk about?

148 posted on 03/04/2012 2:03:16 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: onyx

Good advice!

I just removed my payment information from their site, and instructed them to cancel my account and remove me from their mailing list.

I didn’t see a place where you could cancel your account on their site. Either way, they’ll get the message! ;-)

Thanks again for the advice!


149 posted on 03/04/2012 2:04:15 PM PST by Artcore
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To: JustAmy

If everyone wants to support Rush, I suggest you visit all these advertisers at their facebook page and leave a comment...The intolerant left surely is...I’ve been working their FB most of the day...


150 posted on 03/04/2012 2:05:18 PM PST by hope
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