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Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria
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Posted on 09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: mortal19440

The Weekly Standard article left out a bunch of “ahhhs” from their transcription of Bammy’s A to the tough Q. They also mistranscribed (inaudible); he clearly said “abort”, which is strangely irrelevant in that context.


101 posted on 09/04/2013 8:38:51 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: Sub-Driver

It was Bush. Bush set the red line. I remember very clearly when he set the red line, and I opposed it then, as I do today.

I think we can all agree to blame Bush, the irresponsible red line setter.

Any other questions?


102 posted on 09/04/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: grania

“Seriously, could drug use as a youth cause early brain function loss in a man in his 50s?”

Many of our younger relatives in their 40’s know former druggies who suffer from a form of dementia. Similar to the memory loss of alcoholics.


103 posted on 09/04/2013 8:42:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Limbaugh Theorem = Obama is always in constant campaigning mode......against himself.

Always talking about the govt, as if he is not part of it, and laying blame at everyone elses feet. Therefore, stupid dolts that can’t think for themselves, never see him as the reason for all the crap and ruination around him. He’s never seen as a Leader....only as someone, a victim.........just like them, who has no control over anything.

You’d have to be pretty brain dead to believe this theorem, IMO. While it makes sense about those low info voters, who still think Obama is some great messiah, it just proves how utterly clueless and lacking of intelligence one would have to have, to not only believe it to begin with, but to continue to fall for it. Obama is DEAD CENTER of all the destruction going on now. And although the plan has been laid for decades and set up by previous Presidents and administrations, Obama is maximizing their errors, mistakes, faults and intentions, to destroy this country, a hundred-fold.

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“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” the president said. “That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.”


104 posted on 09/04/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Sub-Driver

105 posted on 09/04/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Olog-hai

If the American people are going to stop this war, they need to do it now. The following are 25 quotes about the coming war with Syria that every American should see...

1. Barack Obama, during an interview with Charlie Savage on December 20, 2007: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

2. Joe Biden, during a television interview in 2007: “The president has no constitutional authority ... to take this nation to war ... unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him.”

3. U.S. Representative Ted Poe: “Mr. President, you must call Congress back from recess immediately to take a vote on a military strike on Syria. Assad may have crossed a red line but that does not give you the authority to redline the Constitution.”

4. U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader: “I see no convincing evidence that this is an imminent threat to the United States of America.”

5. U.S. Representative Barbara Lee: “While we understand that as commander-in-chief you have a constitutional obligation to protect our national interests from direct attack, Congress has the constitutional obligation and power to approve military force, even if the United States or its direct interests (such as its embassies) have not been attacked or threatened with an attack.”

6. The New York Times: “American officials said Wednesday there was no ‘smoking gun’ that directly links President Bashar al-Assad to the attack, and they tried to lower expectations about the public intelligence presentation.”

7. U.S. Senator Rand Paul: “The war in Syria has no clear national security connection to the United States and victory by either side will not necessarily bring in to power people friendly to the United States.”

8. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine: “I definitely believe there needs to be a vote.”

9. Donald Rumsfeld: “There really hasn’t been any indication from the administration as to what our national interest is with respect to this particular situation.”

10. Robert Fisk: “If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.”

11. Former congressman Dennis Kucinich: “So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?”

12. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem: “We have two options: either to surrender, or to defend ourselves with the means at our disposal. The second choice is the best: we will defend ourselves.”

13. A Syrian Army officer: “We have more than 8,000 suicide martyrs within the Syrian army, ready to carry out martyrdom operations at any moment to stop the Americans and the British. I myself am ready to blow myself up against US aircraft carriers to stop them attacking Syria and its people.”

14. Khalaf Muftah, a senior Ba’ath Party official: “We have strategic weapons and we’re capable of responding.”

15. An anonymous senior Hezbollah source: “A large-scale Western strike on Syria will plunge Lebanon virtually and immediately into the inferno of a war with Israel.”

16. Ali Larjiani, the speaker of the Iranian parliament: “...the country which has been destroyed by the terrorists during the past two years will not sustain so much damage as the warmongers will receive in this war.”

17. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “Starting this fire will be like a spark in a large store of gunpowder, with unclear and unspecified outcomes and consequences”

18. General Mohammad Ali Jafari, chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: (an attack on Syria) “means the immediate destruction of Israel.”

19. Israeli President Shimon Peres: “Israel is not and has not been involved in the civil war in Syria, but if they try to hurt us, we will respond with full force.”

20. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we identify any attempt whatsoever to harm us, we will respond and we will respond in strength.”

21. The Jerusalem Post: “The lines between Hezbollah and the Syrian regime are so blurred that Israel will hold Damascus responsible if Hezbollah bombards Israel in the coming days, Israeli officials indicated on Wednesday.”

22. Ron Paul: “The danger of escalation with Russia is very high”

23. Pat Buchanan: “The sole beneficiary of this apparent use of poison gas against civilians in rebel-held territory appears to be the rebels, who have long sought to have us come in and fight their war.”

24. Retired U.S. General James Mattis: “We have no moral obligation to do the impossible and harm our children’s future because we think we just have to do something.”

25. Syrian refugee Um Ahmad: “Isn’t it enough, all the violence and fighting that we already have in the country, now America wants to bomb us, too?”


106 posted on 09/04/2013 8:50:20 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Sub-Driver

The prime sign of a narcissist, they never can ever take any responsibility/blame for their actions..


107 posted on 09/04/2013 8:54:55 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

You can’t believe your own lying eyes and ears!
The Media Messiah has spoken, and if you don’t agree, YOU MUSS BE A RASSISS!!

Long live INGSOC!


108 posted on 09/04/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Joe “You lie!” Wilson had this fraud in chief pegged from the get go.


109 posted on 09/04/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: Sub-Driver
States that have neither signed nor acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention

No. State
1 Angola
2 Egypt
3 North Korea
4 South Sudan
5 Syria

http://www.opcw.org/about-opcw/non-member-states/

110 posted on 09/04/2013 8:58:48 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Sub-Driver

He said its a red line. He’s claiming he didn’t set it. How long did he have to brainstorm before he came up with that.


111 posted on 09/04/2013 8:59:53 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: maggief

u see what he’s saying. i won’t grant him the the out but he is not denying he said it only that he set it. The man can crawl under a bug and never bump his head.


112 posted on 09/04/2013 9:03:30 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: BenLurkin

He sounds quite stupid when there is no teleprompter.
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I made the mistake of turning on Fox News this am, while getting ready for work, and this chump was rambling on and on....I thought the exact thing. Without a prompter, he just stumbles and doesn’t make any sense. It’s a wonder he can keep any of his lies straight.

And it’s a wonder, any one with a brain, doesn’t laugh him straight out of the room. His lies are so obvious and he no longer hides behind a mask.

He’s a joke....a really bad, awful, disgusting, tasteless, tacky joke...that leaves a really bad taste on ones mouth.


113 posted on 09/04/2013 9:04:27 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Sub-Driver

“First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama.

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That’s funny. The whole world HEARD you set a red line!


114 posted on 09/04/2013 9:05:40 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Army Air Corps

That’s perfect


115 posted on 09/04/2013 9:07:51 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Fresh Wind

Ted Cruz is right alongside Rand Paul on this...

Now THERE are our LEADERS!!!


116 posted on 09/04/2013 9:08:41 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Rodamala

Terrifically funny movie!


117 posted on 09/04/2013 9:08:49 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Obadiah

That G20 meeting with Putin is going to be some hoot.

Putin will make very clear to Obama exactly where he can put his “appeals”.


118 posted on 09/04/2013 9:12:30 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure he can find in international documents the phrase that says “red line is Syria using WMDs.”

But, if not....he’s a lying, blame-shifter/obfuscator.

HE said it. It was HIS voice.

If he’d said, “I’m not the only one who said WMDs are unacceptable.” then I’d be with him.

Instead, he lies by obfuscation. What a jerk.


119 posted on 09/04/2013 9:15:36 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama did NOT say red line!

Obama said, Bread Line! He said that his mission is to ultimately get everyone in the world in the bread line, on food stamps, and welfare, right after he finishes off his work in America.

Sheesh, you guys are haters.

120 posted on 09/04/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Sub-Driver; GeronL; Revolting cat!

121 posted on 09/04/2013 9:19:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: ‘I have never lied, either’.


122 posted on 09/04/2013 9:19:51 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: MrB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslgz9o8meM (language and content warning)


123 posted on 09/04/2013 9:23:35 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line'

Yeah we know. It was TOTUS that set the red line. Silly us!

124 posted on 09/04/2013 9:27:18 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the world set the “red line” then have the world enforce it. No need for obama to ask Congress to do anything.


125 posted on 09/04/2013 9:29:30 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Sub-Driver

Did somebody up there write this stuff for him?

Talk about inverse credibility.


126 posted on 09/04/2013 9:29:53 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


127 posted on 09/04/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

Liar


128 posted on 09/04/2013 9:39:23 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: mojito

Yeah. Bush’s fault.


129 posted on 09/04/2013 9:44:01 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think a Congressman said it best once..

Hey O.. You Lie!


130 posted on 09/04/2013 9:44:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Hoodat; maggief
Obozo's current red line.....
131 posted on 09/04/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sub-Driver; GeronL

No Blood For Obama’s Sagging Credibility


132 posted on 09/04/2013 9:46:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a liar. No surprising, she MSM has given him a pass on the previous ones.


133 posted on 09/04/2013 9:49:29 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: grania
Seriously, could drug use as a youth cause early brain function loss in a man in his 50s?

My wife recently spoke with a woman whose sister has the beginnings of Alzheimers and is in her early 50's and has a history of being a heavy drug user. Her sister's doctor told her that it was not unusual to see heavy drug users develop Alzheimers or dementia-like symptoms by their early 50's.

134 posted on 09/04/2013 9:57:34 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: MrB
It Wasn't Me by Shaggy

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
Picture this we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor

How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

How you can grant the woman access to your villa
Trespasser and a witness while you cling to your pillow
You better watch your back before she turn into a killer
Best for you and the situation not to call the beaner
To be a true player you have to know how to play
If she say a night, convince her say a day
Never admit to a word when she say and if she claims
And you tell her baby no way

But she caught me on the counter (It wasn't me)
Saw me bangin' on the sofa (It wasn't me)]
I even had her in the shower (It wasn't me)
She even caught me on camera (It wasn't me)

She saw the marks on my shoulder (It wasn't me)
Heard the words that I told her (It wasn't me)
Heard the scream get louder (It wasn't me)
She stayed until it was over

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor

I had tried to keep her
From what she was about to see
Why should she believe me
When I told her it wasn't me

Make sure she knows it's not you and lead her on the right prefix
Whenever you should see her make the giggolo flex
As funny as it be by you, it not that complex
Seeing is believing so you better change your specs
You know she not gonna be worrying 'bout things from the past
Hardly recollecting and then she'll go to noontime mass
Wait for your answer: go over there
But if she pack a gun you know you better run fast

But she caught me on the counter (It wasn't me)
Saw me bangin' on the sofa (It wasn't me)
I even had her in the shower (It wasn't me)
She even caught me on camera (It wasn't me)

She saw the marks on my shoulder (It wasn't me)
Heard the words that I told her (It wasn't me)
Heard the scream get louder (It wasn't me)
She stayed until it was over

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

Gonna tell her that I'm sorry
For the pain that I've caused
I've been listening to your reasoning
It makes no sense at all
We should tell her that I'm sorry
For the pain that I've caused
You may think that you're a player
But you're completely lost
That's why I sing

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
Creeping with the girl next door
Picture this, we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had
Given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there
She never took her eyes off me

135 posted on 09/04/2013 9:57:41 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: Sub-Driver

The line was actually magenta!


136 posted on 09/04/2013 10:00:51 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Sub-Driver

Not to worry. Pravda USSA will challenge him on that remark! sarc/


137 posted on 09/04/2013 10:04:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


138 posted on 09/04/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Lucky9teen
Then there is this red line......and a man who will act if it's crossed...


139 posted on 09/04/2013 10:04:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone else want the word, “notion” removed from this universe?


140 posted on 09/04/2013 10:05:19 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: chessplayer

141 posted on 09/04/2013 10:07:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sub-Driver

Yup. Blame the entire world. It’s all OUR fault. Dimwit.


142 posted on 09/04/2013 10:13:30 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Why does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suffered listening to this mess. The Red Line is at 1:45

This is from ONE YEAR AGO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxxwfaIAl_Q

Oh well, whatever.


143 posted on 09/04/2013 10:13:54 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: fivecatsandadog

144 posted on 09/04/2013 10:17:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: grania

I hope not.


145 posted on 09/04/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: caww

what is white out? is that a racist thing?


146 posted on 09/04/2013 10:20:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Starboard

So, he ADMITS he’s not part of America!


147 posted on 09/04/2013 10:21:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

No kidding. I met a gentleman a couple months ago, who admitted that he voted for Obama in ‘08. Even so, I considered him as a potential date - everyone makes mistakes, right? However, you probably know the rest of the story. Later, the twit confessed (when he thought he was “in” like Flint) that he voted for him AGAIN in ‘12. When I asked WHY?, he turned in to a blubbering idiot unable to give me a valid reason for making the same mistake twice. That did it. He’s now history.


148 posted on 09/04/2013 10:22:28 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Why does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
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To: Sub-Driver
For 0bama, everyone else is to blame. He sounds like a second grader.

5.56mm

149 posted on 09/04/2013 10:23:06 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: longtermmemmory

“White Out” is the real name of a product (correction fluid), primarily used back in the days of typewriters before correction tape and word processors. I don’t think it was intended to be a racist thing in this case.


150 posted on 09/04/2013 10:25:20 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Why does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
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