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Formal Articles of Impeachment
Michael Connelly.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Michael Connelly

Posted on 10/08/2013 8:02:25 AM PDT by yoe

I have prepared these formal Articles of Impeachment as a Constitutional lawyer. They are in proper legal form and I believe all allegations are provable. They will be sent to Congress with annotations.

Michael Connelly

Resolution Impeaching Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

[snip]A. Ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to implement portions of the Cap & Trade bill that failed to pass in the U.S. Senate.
B. Ordering implementation of portions of the “Dream Act” that failed to pass in Congress.
C. Orchestrating a government takeover of a major part of the automobile industry in 2009.
D. Ordering a moratorium on new offshore oil and gas exploration and production without approval of Congress.
E. Signing an Executive Order on March 16, 2012 giving himself and the Executive branch extraordinary powers to control and allocate resources such as food, water, energy and health care resources etc. in the interest of vaguely defined national defense issues. It would amount to a complete government takeover of the U.S. economy.
F. Signing an Executive Order on July 6, 2012 giving himself and the Executive branch the power to control all methods of communications in the United States based on a Presidential declaration of a national emergency.
G. Signing an Executive Order on January 6, 2013 that contained 23 actions designed to limit the individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
I H. Amending portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act and other laws passed by Congress without Congressional approval as required by Article 1 of the Constitution.

(Excerpt) Read more at michaelconnelly.jigsy.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: impeach; impeachobama
Like Mark Levin, Michael Connelly is a Constitutional Scholar and a Constitutional Lawyer.
1 posted on 10/08/2013 8:02:25 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Must have a lot of time on his hands to waste.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 8:06:25 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: yoe

Hope he’s prepared to fight the inevitable ‘no standing’ nonsense from the courts and Congress.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 8:07:37 AM PDT by Paulie
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To: yoe

Hope someone in he House gets the message. Bonehead would be scared to death.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 8:08:02 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: yoe
That is neither here nor there. Anyone that has enough sense to get in out of the rain, knows that from day one Obama has ignored the Constitutional progression of government except when it suits his purposes to adhere to them. Congress has for the most part, followed in Obama's footprints.

The reality of the matter is that hell has a better chance of freezing over than Obama does of being impeached. Like the birth certificate issue, it is a diversion.

5 posted on 10/08/2013 8:08:40 AM PDT by sport
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To: yoe
What are you waiting for? Go for it.

6 posted on 10/08/2013 8:09:35 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: yoe

Yup! Go for it!


7 posted on 10/08/2013 8:12:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: yoe

we have nobody in DC with the testicular fortitude to pursue these


8 posted on 10/08/2013 8:13:42 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (am in the process of not complying)
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To: yoe
The US Senate, under near-dictatorial control of Harry Reid will not touch it.

The House of Representatives needs to confront this matter.

9 posted on 10/08/2013 8:13:59 AM PDT by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: sport
scardey twits(sp)in the house and the senate will not let this pass muster.

I do applaud those who are pushing this.

10 posted on 10/08/2013 8:14:02 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

As do I.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 8:15:20 AM PDT by sport
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To: yoe

Print ‘em up on 4-ply and you’ll sell a million


12 posted on 10/08/2013 8:24:29 AM PDT by bigbob (Eat it Harry!)
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To: yoe
When this happens:


13 posted on 10/08/2013 8:25:39 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: yoe

At least one person isn’t taking Obama’s lawlessness sitting down. Good on ‘em .... more like this man find their backbones and maybe we’ll have a 2nd American Revolution to free the country from the tyranny of King Obama.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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15 posted on 10/08/2013 8:29:08 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sport
“The reality of the matter is that hell has a better chance of freezing over than Obama does of being impeached. Like the birth certificate issue, it is a diversion.”

Actually, the US House of Representatives can vote to “impeach” Obama, but, the US Senate [tries] the case against Obama and of course he will be found “not guilty” just like Clintoon was.

He can be impeached, but, hell will certainly freeze over before he is convicted of same.

16 posted on 10/08/2013 8:30:59 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: yoe

Bump


17 posted on 10/08/2013 8:34:31 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Blackirish

I don’t think it’s a waste of time. I wish more of our great thinkers would address/petition more like our founders did.

I do believe it matters how the world sees us, if things were to go south. We are not looking to do away with government, we are just looking to restrain our government as our Constitution intended.

How are we properly represented when we have four hundred and thirty five people representing over three hundred million?

“The apprehension of being degraded into a state of servitude, from the pre-eminent rank of English freemen, while our minds retain the strongest love of liberty, and clearly foresee the miseries preparing for us and our posterity, excites emotions in our breasts which, though we cannot describe, we should not wish to conceal. Feeling as men, and thinking as subjects, in the manner we do, silence would be disloyalty. By giving this faithful information, we do all in our power to promote the great objects of your Royal cares, the tranquillity of your Government, and the welfare of your people.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petition_to_the_King


18 posted on 10/08/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: PotatoChop

Expose the Senate for what they are: political ass-cover for absolute corruption and crime.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 8:55:56 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: yoe

Nixon was forced to resign to avoid impeachment for FAR LESS than O has done. I understand the circumstances with Nixon, but GO FOR IT. At least it may wake up some of the welfare queens that their spawn.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 8:56:24 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Logical me
Why would Obama be scared? Dirty Harry has his back.

The House could impeach Obama every week from now till next November and it would do nothing except p-off the Democrats. The Senate would hold a vote and find him innocent.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 9:05:21 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: OldNavyVet
The US Senate, under near-dictatorial control of Harry Reid will not touch it. Nonetheless, the House of Representatives needs to confront this matter.

US Constitution, Article I, Section 2 ..."The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers, and shall have the sole power of Impeachment."

The Speaker of the House should be contacted - by a few million Americans - to pass and present Articles of Impeachment to the US Senate.

22 posted on 10/08/2013 9:32:06 AM PDT by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: yoe

Do it, 0bummer needs impeaching.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 9:33:18 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: yoe

Yea right. Congress is complicit in the crimes and just as guilty. Barry or whoever he is will not be touched.

So keep tilting a windmills or whatever. Our Republic is dead! We are a bankrupt nation. Monetarily and spiritually and there is only one thing that will change it.

So now what are you going to do? Protest! Ha!

Spooky dude and the orifice of Omaha could care less they have their billions safe and sound. We however are going to suffer greatly.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 9:41:34 AM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: yoe

Will we find lawful _law_, in USG or even on the earth?


25 posted on 10/08/2013 10:11:46 AM PDT by veracious
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To: PotatoChop

You are correct. And even in your wildest dreams, could you vision John Mc Cain and Lindsey Graham voting to remove him from office? And while we are on the subject of McCain and Graham, the way Matthews is said [I used “is said” because I am going by what was posted on this forum]to be saying about his boy Obama, Mc Cain and Lindsey must be nosing him out of line for Obama’s “favors”.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 10:13:21 AM PDT by sport
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27 posted on 10/08/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: OldNavyVet
How about we arrest congress for treason(ship them off to Gitmo) .

Go through the phone book, for temp replacements.

Sit a temp congress to hold the trial.

then Impeach the Supreme court, get some honest judges (might be hard).

Impeach SFB take him to the nearest light poll as prescribed in the law and meet out justice.

Re-posting

Marbury v. Madison

It is also not entirely unworthy of observation that, in declaring what shall be the supreme law of the land, the Constitution itself is first mentioned, and not the laws of the United States generally, but those only which shall be made in pursuance of the Constitution, have that rank.
Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written Constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.

For members of congress, JCS, any and all law enforcement:

18 USC § 2382 - Misprision of treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.

For Holder and other DOJ crooks.... (DOMA, implementing Obamacare)

18 USC § 2384 Seditious conspiracy

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

28 posted on 10/08/2013 10:34:23 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: yoe

TTTOO
Time To Take Out (__)o(__)


29 posted on 10/08/2013 11:21:41 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: SERE_DOC

Ship them off to Rat Island, Alaska.
Give them each a baseball bat.
Check back next June to see how they worked it all out.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: OldNavyVet
The House of Representatives needs to confront this matter.

The House acts as a Grand Jury in the impeachment process, it doesn’t matter whether the Senate actually gets the Bill of Impeachment. The Grand Jury can investigate and subpoena a witness on Public TV and just maybe some of the truth will get out into the Public domain.

The truth must be told, one way or the other.

31 posted on 10/08/2013 11:36:01 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Irenic
Excellent link. War was so very avoidable.

Please elaborate as to your thoughts on proper representation.

32 posted on 10/08/2013 11:46:49 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obamacare forces slaves to buy their chains.)
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To: yoe

More power to him. The resident should have been impeached in his first term.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 2:35:57 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Jacquerie

I’m not sure, I’m not a great thinker. hahahaha! I only know enough to make a mess.

I do know that the first thing we need to do is repeal the Seventeenth Amendment. I think it is almost certain that we wouldn’t be experiencing what happened the last few weeks (years even) if Senators were still elected by state reps.

I think we need more reps since the population has grown so much, I think it would sooth those who want to split their state, too. Less would get done and that’s a good thing!

I don’t think they all need to be living in DC now that we have the internet. They could meet in DC quarterly or some such?

Mike Church used to talk about this a bunch (more reps) but I haven’t listened to him in a long while. They changed his time slot to move in Beck and Church was driving me crazy with everything Ron Paul— so I dropped SIRIUS.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 3:28:18 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: yoe
We all know that no impeachment has a snowball’s chance in the Senate.

The only possible audience, therefore, for a bill of impeachment is the general public. You must hope to delegitimate the administration politically, over the opposition of the Democratic Party, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of journalism, itself wholly owned by the wire services - essentially, the AP.

Such being the case, I lean towards the idea that an impeachment bill should read like, and perhaps should directly quote, the Great Impeachment - better known as the Declaration of Independence:

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

35 posted on 10/08/2013 3:31:15 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Irenic
I hear ya’. IIRC, the 435 number was established over a hundred years ago, when there were 95 millions of us.

As opposed to 1789, when the ratio of 1:30,000 meant 65 congressmen, each congressman today represents about 720,000 Americans (and illegals).

I wouldn't mind doubling the number of reps. It would reduce the number of predictable lawsuits over redistricting every ten years.

36 posted on 10/08/2013 3:48:54 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Obamacare forces slaves to buy their chains.)
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To: yoe

Okay, so the house holds a hearing and votes to impeach.
Then what? It goes to the Senate for trial.

1. Can Reid block the trial?
2. Can the minority party in the Senate perform discovery during the trial?
3. How quickly could the Senate dismiss this, which presumably the democrat controlled Senate will want to do.
4. Can the hearings stretch out and keep Obama busy?


37 posted on 10/09/2013 11:43:33 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
Okay, so the house holds a hearing and votes to impeach. Then what? It goes to the Senate for trial.

Impeachment

The Senate's Impeachment Role

The United States Constitution provides that the House of Representatives "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment" (Article I, section 2) and that "the Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments .... [but] no person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present" (Article I, section 3). The president, vice president, and all civil officers of the United States are subject to impeachment.

The concept of impeachment originated in England and was adopted by many of the American colonial governments and state constitutions. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers considered several possibilities before deciding that the Senate should try impeachments.

Impeachment is a very serious affair. This power of Congress is the ultimate weapon against officials of the federal government, and is a fundamental component of the constitutional system of “checks and balances.” In impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives charges an official by approving, by majority vote, articles of impeachment. A committee of representatives, called “managers,” acts as prosecutors before the Senate. The Senate Chamber serves as the courtroom. The Senate becomes jury and judge, except in the case of presidential impeachment trials when the chief justice of the United States presides. The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official is removal from office. In some cases, disqualification from holding future offices is also imposed. There is no appeal.


Something NEW that I learned while reading the above is that ANY CIVIL OFFICER under Obama can be brought up for Impeachment!!!
38 posted on 10/10/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

NOW IF WE CAN WIN THE SENATE IN 2014, then we have a good shot at Impeachment of not only Obama, but could also impeach Sebelius, Biden, Sally Jewel (Secretary of Interior), Sarah Hall Ingram (IRS official responsible for implementing Obamacare).


39 posted on 10/10/2013 6:46:30 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Interesting.

So Chief Justice Roberts would preside over the hearing. And a committee of Representatives from the House would serve as prosecutors.

After Roberts' capitulation on Obamacare, I'm not sure we could hope for Roberts to hold Obama's feet to the fire.

But clearly, we'd have GOP prosecutors, assuming Roberts let them present their case.

40 posted on 10/10/2013 11:03:18 AM PDT by DannyTN
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