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Ted Cruz Punches Back
NRO ^ | September 19,2013 | Robert Costa

Posted on 09/20/2013 3:37:47 AM PDT by nikos1121

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To: nikos1121
I agree, but the man is taking it from all sides. I worry that he will back off...give up. I don’t know the man. Doesn’t anyone here know of him? Surely, he has already worked a miracle by bringing this to a head.
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If you want to be reassured, just look to his dad. This is where he got his beliefs. Many times you can not have in a man everything you want, but I just wish he had a military background. The military takes leaders and hones them into warriors. Nonetheless, I believe Cruz will not faint under fire and he sure is going to have to take hellfire from all fronts on this one. The RINOs in the Senate really need to to be tarred and feathered and strung up.
51 posted on 09/20/2013 5:34:43 AM PDT by iontheball
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Stay on course senator.
52 posted on 09/20/2013 5:39:35 AM PDT by McGruff (No wars for Arab pipelines!)
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To: nikos1121

The Big Government Republicans hate Mike Lee and Ted Cruz even more than the Dhimms hate them. After all, the Dhimms don’t pretend to be “conservatives” and Lee and Cruz are forcing the Republican elites to now act conservative.

Lee and Cruz have put the establishment cockroaches in the hot seat and they resent it tremendously. Having finally put enough pressure on Boehner/Cantor to at least pretend that they are fighting ObummerCare, and Cruz having painted a realistic picture of what will likely happen in the Dhimm controlled Senate, now the Establishment Republicans are coming out of the woodwork to accuse Cruz of backpedaling.

It’s hilarious to see these Big Government Republicans attach Cruz for retreating when it took him and Mike Lee to drag their sorry tails to a point where they are having to fight.


53 posted on 09/20/2013 5:51:09 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nikos1121

54 posted on 09/20/2013 5:56:06 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jpsb

I saw in an article this morning it was 8.

LLS


55 posted on 09/20/2013 5:59:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: nikos1121

Beautifully stated and I agree with you 100%!


56 posted on 09/20/2013 6:08:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

What site are you talking about NRO?


57 posted on 09/20/2013 6:10:18 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: nikos1121

I now call myself a ‘Ted Cruz’ republican on Twitter. He has a lot more support from the grassroots than the elites think...lol.


58 posted on 09/20/2013 6:12:48 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Yeah, if the grumblers are sooooo convinced that Cruz is speaking only for a small "fringe" within the Republican/Conservative base, then why are they always afraid to reveal their names in these hit pieces?

Exactly. If they take such umbrage to Cruz' brashness, one would think they'd be proud to make themselves known so as to ingratiate themselves with the "media." These purported repubs are probably the usual suspects... McCain, Graham, Corker, Alexander and other "Get-along Gang" GOP-E types.

Screw those quisling bastards... we've played their game long enough, and to what end?? If defunding Obamacare results in a governmental shutdown and it mortally damages the GOP, then the inevitability of the establishment of a new conservative party moves forward on the calendar.

59 posted on 09/20/2013 6:16:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: austinaero
I'm just listening to Laura Ingraham and am SICKENED by EVRYONE on OUR SIDE just BERATING the REPUBLICANS when they should be BLASTING THE DEMOCRATS AND HARRY REID!

STFU, LAURA and the rest of you....go after the DEMOCRATS!!

We ALWAYS have a CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD...ALWAYS....That's why we are in the shape we are in!!

60 posted on 09/20/2013 6:18:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
SICKENED by EVRYONE on OUR SIDE just BERATING the REPUBLICANS

Slow down there Hoss, it isn't DEM vs GOP it is Libs vs. Conservatives. The problem is there are a lot of Libs with a GOP label who are just as big a problem as Libs with a Democrat label.

Until you figure that out YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM

61 posted on 09/20/2013 6:22:54 AM PDT by turducken
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To: Ann Archy

Just noticed that they took this post off the side bar.


62 posted on 09/20/2013 6:23:23 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: nikos1121
When I watch the political wars going on in Washington, I feel like the Democrats are fighting like the Nazis - aggressive, on the offensive, unyielding, focused on winning, fighting for every inch of ground despite the evil of their cause.

On the other hand, the Republican establishment is fighting like the French - wavering, timid, falling back, divided, always looking for another hill to surrender and any excuse to retreat so they can survive to fight another day. They're not sure what their cause is except for their diminishing army to make it to their next payday - all the while chastising their few brave men who want to fight.

If America fought WWII like the GOP is fighting the Democrats, we would all be saying our Pledge of Allegiance with a "Sieg Heil!" today...

63 posted on 09/20/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by Gritty (Nobody wants to hear about American exceptionalism when the issue is American ineffectualism-MSteyn)
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To: nikos1121
Ted stands his ground on issues. Liberals freak out. Ted is the rabid divisive one. Liberals are so predictable. Alinsky has programed them all.
64 posted on 09/20/2013 7:51:19 AM PDT by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: nikos1121; DefeatCorruption; mtnwmn; Vindication; skinkinthegrass; katiedidit1; upchuck; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Freeper beware, this is a High-Volume Ping List!


65 posted on 09/20/2013 9:37:47 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: nikos1121
Got this from Senate Conservatives....

Senate Republicans Must Oppose Cloture to Stop Harry Reid's Plan to Fund Obamacare

"Any Republican who votes for cloture is voting to fund Obamacare."

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) called on Senate Republicans to oppose cloture on Harry Reid's attempt to fund Obamacare with a simple majority.

SCF Executive Director, Matt Hoskins, made the following statement:

"Americans won a major victory today when the House passed legislation to fund the government without funding Obamacare, but now the debate shifts to the Senate where Harry Reid and the Democrats will try to fund Obamacare. The Democrats have a plan to fund Obamacare, but Republicans can stop it if they stick together.

"Harry Reid needs 60 votes to approve his plan to fund Obamacare. If 41 Republicans stand strong and oppose cloture, they can defeat Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. However, if Republicans waffle and vote for cloture, it will grease the skids for Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. It's pretty simple — any Republican who votes for cloture is voting to fund Obamacare.

"This is a critical test for Senate Republicans and especially for Mitch McConnell, the Republican Leader. It's time for Mitch McConnell to show some leadership and deliver the 41 votes needed to defeat cloture on Harry Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. Republicans like to say they are against Obamacare, but now is the time to prove it. Now is when it matters."

Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is an independent, grassroots organization that advocates for conservative policies in Washington and helps elect true conservative leaders to the United States Senate.

66 posted on 09/20/2013 9:42:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: nikos1121

Run, Ted, run!


67 posted on 09/20/2013 9:50:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: sergeantdave

“The attack of the neo-con liberals from their Troskyite mouthpiece, the National Review.”

Exactly.

Backstabbers, who don’t want to be named and then face Ted, Sarah, the Tea Party and the rest of us who want to see Obozo Care buried.


68 posted on 09/20/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: xzins

Indeed. Thank you so much for sharing your insights, dear brother in Christ!


69 posted on 09/20/2013 10:08:55 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: snoringbear

The majority of Americans WANT the government shutdown. There’s a generalized fear of Big Brother and it’s creeping into the minds of even the LIV’s. The NSA’s eavesdropping on Social Media has turned LIV’s heads.


70 posted on 09/20/2013 10:13:18 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: nikos1121

“Activists love him, but leadership staffers and many of his colleagues can’t stand him,,,,”

Leadership staffers? = Little Eichmans.


71 posted on 09/20/2013 10:15:36 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jim Robinson
CRUZ / PALIN 2016
72 posted on 09/20/2013 10:17:09 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: nikos1121

“If Cruz doesn’t help us in the Senate to pass a defunding bill, we’ll end up having to pass a normal CR,”

That’s was the plan all along. Pass one vote for show, then the CR funding Obamacare the way they planned all along.


73 posted on 09/20/2013 10:18:57 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nikos1121

If Cruz is an amateur, I hope we can vote in more of them. As far as making Republicans look weak, they can’t blame Cruz — they expose their weakness daily and have only their RINO ways to blame.


74 posted on 09/20/2013 10:29:39 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: nikos1121
... several Republicans told me they’re tired of Cruz’s campaign, and one senator, after rolling his eyes, called it a “Passion play.”

I expect that Senator Cruz LOVES THIS analogy and couldn't have come up with a better one himself! These Senators of the OLD party are so detached from "We The People" that they don't see how much a badge of honor they have just placed upon Senator Cruz. (and I would love to know which Senator said it!)

Viva Ted Cruz!

75 posted on 09/20/2013 10:38:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Ann Archy

AMEN!!!! There should be a barage of ads and news conferences saying exactly that.


76 posted on 09/20/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: nikos1121

go Ted Cruz. if you have a GOPe rep, you have a golden opportunity. now is the time. tell them to stand firm. no further funding for obamacare. period.

the rest of us can call boehner, again.


77 posted on 09/20/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: snoringbear

Which annoys the CRAP out of me.

WHY oh WHY can’t the Republidiots not make the case to the grifters that “when Obama causes our economy to fall by spending us into oblivion, your checks will STOP”????!!!!


78 posted on 09/20/2013 10:45:50 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Every Senator, members of their staff and sundry “government workers” will still get their Cadillac insurance plans whether this fight is won or lost. How DARE they accuse or vent at someone, a Senator, who is willing to be with the people who are left UNREPRESENTED so that the oligarchs can throw games and circuses for the masses.

These Senators will still have the best health care anywhere and made sure to carve out a slice of the pie solely for themselves and too bad for those who elected them!


79 posted on 09/20/2013 11:14:59 AM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I agree with you. I also think that in the end he will win them over.


80 posted on 09/20/2013 11:45:37 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: nikos1121

Go Ted!


81 posted on 09/20/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jim Robinson

82 posted on 09/20/2013 11:51:39 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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83 posted on 09/20/2013 11:53:20 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: John 3_19-21

84 posted on 09/20/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: dadfly

85 posted on 09/20/2013 11:59:17 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

86 posted on 09/20/2013 12:01:08 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Gaffer
John McCain
87 posted on 09/20/2013 12:08:30 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Neoliberalnot
The people have won!!!!!!!!
88 posted on 09/20/2013 12:10:55 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: ScottinVA

Run Ted Run!!!!!!!!!! We’re all behind you!!!!!!!


89 posted on 09/20/2013 12:12:04 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: nikos1121

obama wins both ways. If the government is shut down he’ll win the public oppinion war PLUS he will eventually get his way and the economy will collapse. If obamacare goes through now the economy will collapse a little sooner. In about a year we’ll be in the biggest depression we’ve ever seen. Thus he destroys America. GOPe and democrats know this and for some reason are all in.

What I love about it is Cruz is forcing the rinos to finally prove who’s side they’re own.


90 posted on 09/20/2013 12:33:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Your screenname is very appropriate ... methinks.


91 posted on 09/20/2013 12:34:58 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: nikos1121

I think that the Republicans now need to develop a list of large wasteful-spending items to counter the inevitable attacks by the Dems about killing kids and Grandma (eg., no re SS payments, programs for children, et., etc.) by showing where money can be cut to pay for any “missing” dollars in popular programs. It should be a target-rich environment, given O’s boondoggles like green-energy, DHS spending on ammo and troop carriers, etc.


92 posted on 09/20/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by expat2
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To: VerySadAmerican

I say bring it on. Most Americans are complacent and brain dead. They need to feel some pain, some loss of freedom. They need to put the two together, that loss of jobs over the past five years is the result of Liberal theology in our gov’t.

Once people fee the inconvenience, pain, loss, financial hardship they will wake up, and realize that Ted Cruz was right.

This makes no sense to raise the debt ceiling, fund Obamacare when Congress and businesses are given an extension and people are penalized...

Run Ted Run!


93 posted on 09/20/2013 12:41:37 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: nikos1121

Yes, nro.


94 posted on 09/20/2013 12:53:21 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Ted Cruz is expecting, and in fact everything rests on a grass roots uprising from Americans who will make their voice heard.

I think it would be cool, to send letters while Ted is filibustering, just like in the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Do you happen to know the address, fax or email address for Ted Cruz in Washington?


95 posted on 09/20/2013 12:58:20 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: nikos1121

I stand with Cruz. Those who are poo-pooing the defund Obamacare effort don’t understand the importance of fighting and making a stand. It is up to them if they want this to be a mere passion play or a stand your ground moment. Obamacare is right this minute directly responsible for literally thousands of people being laid off. It is directly responsible for huge increases in the cost of health care. It is responsible for people with great health plans having those plans dropped or modified to be a pale comparison to what they were. If the GOP can’t make a stand on this tell me exactly what they will make a stand on?

This is an issue that resonates with the people. Their real problem is that it doesn’t resonate with the people in Washington which is why many in the GOP leadership are so out of touch and incapable of taking advantage of Democrat vulnerability and weakness on this and other issues. Many of them don’t want to see Obamacare repealed they just want to modify it and make it their own. We need to identify these types and cut them out of the party otherwise we will always find ourselves being compromised by an enemy within who is just as happy about big govt and big spending as the Democrats with the only different being they believe they are better at managing it.


96 posted on 09/20/2013 1:08:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: nikos1121

He’s right. I think Cruz needs to do all he can in the Senate including filibustering and being dragged off in handcuffs if necessary. But it’s really up to the House.

The stakes are very high. We’re not just talking about deathcare, we’re probably talking about national divorce.

If deathcare is implemented, the seceshers are going to start gathering supporters and momentum. I disagree with it intently, but that’s where I see this heading.


97 posted on 09/20/2013 1:08:25 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Servant of the Cross

There’s a process. First there is denial. Then comes anger. Then there’s sadness. Hopefully someday things will turn around and the mourning will be over.


98 posted on 09/20/2013 1:08:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: nikos1121
Spread the word. NOTHING HAPPENS during a government shutdown.

What happens during a government shutdown

SUMMARY

1) Workers in all three government branches are at risk of being furloughed.

2) Furloughed workers could receive pay retroactively. in every past instance where the government did shutdown, furloughed workers were given retroactive pay

3) Federal contractors will stop being paid

4) The court system would continue to operate, with judges, key staff member—including probation officers—not facing a furlough.

5) Social Security and Medicare payments will still go out, but experts say a shutdown could bring delays. During the last shutdown, CSR reports, the Social Security Administration kept fewer than 50,000 workers to help provide existing benefits.

6) Non-government workers might not even feel the effect of a closed government. [LOL]

7) “National parks will close and the places people like to visit in Washington, D.C., will be unavailable.

8) Veterans could face holdups with receiving services regarding health and welfare and finance.

9) New passport applications could be delayed

10) travelers could face longer lines at customs when re-entering the country.

11) there are lots of non-profits and for-profits that are dependent on federal grants.

12) The country’s 368 national parks will shutter

13) The National Institution of Health will likely stop enrolling new patients

99 posted on 09/20/2013 1:13:04 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: nikos1121

Cruzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!


100 posted on 09/20/2013 1:17:16 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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