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Piers Morgan: First Amendment 'Shouldn't Protect Vile Bigots' Like Phil Robertson
Big Journalism ^ | 12/19/2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 12/20/2013 2:29:41 AM PST by markomalley

At 9:30 a.m. on December 19th, CNN's Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment "shouldn't protect vile bigots" like Phil Robertson.

And while making this claim, Morgan also reiterated his position that the Second Amendment "shouldn't protect assault rifle devotees." 

Twitchy.com posted Morgan's tweet, as well as one he sent six minutes earlier in he which typed, "Phil Robertson is not a 'victim of political correctness.' He's a victim of his own repulsively racist, homophobic bigotry." 

When defenders of Robertson's right to speak his mind took to Twitter to tell Morgan how the First Amendment works, Morgan hedged himself in by tweeting, "Calm down everybody. I'm merely exercising my own 1st Amendment freedom of speech rights to say Phil Robertson's a racist bigot." 

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KEYWORDS: deportpiersmorgan; duckdynasty; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; philrobertson; piersmorgan
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— this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades. This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.”

- Camille Paglia


1 posted on 12/20/2013 2:29:41 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Why does this Limey pillow biter keep trying to tell Americans what our Bill of Rights should and should not protect?


2 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:32 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: markomalley

What the left says no longer surprises me, I just can not believe how shallow this man’s thinking is.

If what he wants were to happen (restriction on speech you do not like) at some point when the wheel turns, his right to free speech will be restricted.

Piers should be looking behind him often, as the wheel is turning and the American people are getting fed up with the tyranny of the minorities.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:55 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: markomalley

“I didn’t say what I said”

Said every lefty ever called out on their statements, ever.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:56 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: markomalley
This sounds so much like stuff in the USSR constitution.
Citizens of the USSR are guaranteed freedom of conscience, that is, the right to profess or not to profess any religion, and to conduct religious worship or atheistic propaganda. Incitement of hostility or hatred on religious grounds is prohibited.

In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church.

— 1977 “Brezhnev Constitution”, Article 52
Take note that there is no prohibition for incitement of hatred or hostility on atheistic grounds or any other non-religious grounds. Also, the freedom to preach “atheistic propaganda” is given precedence over religious preaching (and only “religious worship” without preaching to any unconverted is not mentioned as allowed).
5 posted on 12/20/2013 2:40:27 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: markomalley

Right back atcha, idiot Piers.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 2:40:29 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: markomalley

7 posted on 12/20/2013 2:40:49 AM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: markomalley

So, anyone who believes in the Bible is a vile, racist bigot.

Got it.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 2:41:23 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: markomalley

I don’t understand why the sunufabitch doesn’t just go back to England.

Actually, I don’t understand why he came here in the first place.

However what I DO understand is why Jeremy Clarkson punched this twerp in the face.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 2:42:04 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: jospehm20

Nothing more than a moron with a good vocabulary.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 2:42:35 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: markomalley

What else can one expect from a pathetic Commie twerp on the Communist News Network?
They are overplaying their hand now, and true Americans now see them for what they are....filthy Marxist/Leninist, along with their dear leader.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 2:43:57 AM PST by AlexW
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To: markomalley

Go home, Piers, to that place whence you came, where your upper middle class British accent isn’t confused for refinement, where there is no first amendment, nor second amendment, to blame for British gun crime, nor ethnic problems, nor sexual immorality, where Jeremy Clarkson awaits with another fist for your sore head, where your phone-hacking is known and reviled. Go home, Piers.


12 posted on 12/20/2013 2:44:03 AM PST by OldNewYork (I have voted against free ice cream. And I will do it again.)
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To: markomalley

To Piers,

Thanks Englishman — go back to little Arabia - the true colonials here don’t want nor care for you!


13 posted on 12/20/2013 2:48:18 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: markomalley

To Piers,

Thanks Englishman — go back to little Arabia - the true colonials here don’t want nor care for you!


14 posted on 12/20/2013 2:49:20 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Nik Naym
I don’t understand why the sunufabitch doesn’t just go back to England. Actually, I don’t understand why he came here in the first place. However what I DO understand is why Jeremy Clarkson punched this twerp in the face.

Well there's your answer: he's scared Clarkson will beat him up again.

15 posted on 12/20/2013 2:50:07 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: markomalley

Morgan was born in the English town of Dorking.

Somehow, that seems appropriate.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 2:50:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: markomalley

Projection. Robertson never espoused hatred of gays.

Hey where is the outrage from alcoholics and promiscuous people since Robertson linked their behavior to being a ????


17 posted on 12/20/2013 2:50:45 AM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN

oops! The last word is sin!


18 posted on 12/20/2013 2:52:55 AM PST by RginTN
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To: markomalley

FU piers... I swear son you had better hope that we never come face to face. I will not be polite and hospitable like Uncle Ted was with your fat foreign alien ass. GTFO of my Republic... you have head chopping demons of mo to defend in your own country. Go back and help evil to destroy your once great country and leave mine alone!


19 posted on 12/20/2013 2:53:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: markomalley
Is Piers Morgan a citizen of the United States of America? How does that play with his "...exercising my own 1st Amendment freedom of speech..." (emphasis mine) remark?
20 posted on 12/20/2013 2:56:40 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Moose Burger

Technically, he’s right. The 1st amendment codifies a right endowed by the Creator in all men, so even nitwits like Morgan fall under it.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 2:58:48 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: markomalley
Piers, we fought the stupid british(not capped because they don't deserve it)and beat the Hell out of them.
So, don't you dare tell us how we should live here.
GO BACK AND STAY THERE. Deacon Red. . .
22 posted on 12/20/2013 3:00:34 AM PST by DeaconRed (Back to FUBO. It is how I feel. I am still trying to come up with the perfect tag line)
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To: markomalley

The First Amendment has absolutely NOTHING to do with this incident, for the simple reason that A&E is not CONGRESS.

The First Amendment prohibits certain actions by Congress. It does NOT grant the American people the right to free speech. That right comes from God.

People who keep talking about Robertson’s “First Amendment rights” are fostering the idea that Robertson’s right to free speech is GRANTED by the government or the Constitution.

And what about A&E’s right to free speech? They own the network. They have the right—depending on the contracts involved—to choose who appears on their programs and who does not.

Whatever has been said and done, just one thing is certain: The First Amendment is NOT involved in any way, shape, manner, or form. Robertson was not exercising “First Amendment rights.” He was exercising his right to speak.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 3:01:26 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Nik Naym
I don’t understand why the sunufabitch doesn’t just go back to England.

Because he would have to answer to the charges of phone hacking. He is a scofflaw.

24 posted on 12/20/2013 3:03:22 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: markomalley

The outcry over mere thought or words is indication of the left’s immaturity and internal weakness.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 3:04:44 AM PST by lurk
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To: Arthur McGowan

I think one could make a pretty good argument that firing Phil is a violation of title VII of the ‘64 Civil Rights Act - employment discrimination on the basis of religion.

But I suppose it depends on whatever contractual agreement exists between Phil and A&E and also whether or not Phil is considered an employee.


26 posted on 12/20/2013 3:08:18 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: South40

“I don’t understand why the sunufabitch doesn’t just go back to England.

Because he would have to answer to the charges of phone hacking. He is a scofflaw. “

Well in that case I don’t see why he is allowed to remain here in the U.S. Don’t we have an extradition agreement with the British?


27 posted on 12/20/2013 3:08:26 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: markomalley

so G-d fearing men are ‘vile’ but pornographers and worse are ok?

yup, Satan would feel right at home in the demoncratic party


28 posted on 12/20/2013 3:12:52 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: markomalley
At 9:30 a.m. on December 19th, CNN's Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment "shouldn't protect vile bigots" like Phil Robertson.

We wonder whether Piers is willing to clarify his vitriolic and unjustified remarks?

Why is it that Marxists like Piers and other members of the hysterical leftist media immediately resort to name calling instead of intelligently addressing the substance of the matter?

Robertson made a statement about the suitability of body parts for union. Did Piers address whether or not what Robertson said was true? Is it true that men and women have complementary body parts for sexual union? This is something that same sex couples have not. Is it true that natural law supports the statements by Roberts?

Leftists cannot face or deal with the truth as they pursue their version of a Utopian dream.

29 posted on 12/20/2013 3:13:52 AM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: markomalley

At 9:30 a.m. on December 19th, CNN’s Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment “shouldn’t protect vile bigots” like Phil Robertson.

Well if it protects a lying cheating anti-American piece of crap like you then it should protect anyone............
Plus I challenge you to prove that what Robertson said that was vile or bigoted.


30 posted on 12/20/2013 3:18:26 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: markomalley

The Left is anti liberty at its core. They do not acknowledge any right to disagree with them.


31 posted on 12/20/2013 3:19:11 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BlessedBeGod

So, anyone who believes in the Bible is a vile, racist bigot.
Got it.

Well yes to Piers Morgan they are............


32 posted on 12/20/2013 3:19:20 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: All

Piers Morgan: "Phil Robertson is a victim of his own repulsively racist, homophobic bigotry."

Piers' interpreter: "Piers say he likes a roll in the hay with the boys, himself."

33 posted on 12/20/2013 3:22:01 AM PST by Liz
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To: OldNewYork

Hmmm...you sound like someone who actually understands the Brits who overrun our country with their big mouths and posh accents. Even worse are Australians pretending to be English! I’ve had my fill of them - they ruin certain sections of my old New York.

I make one exception: Nigella Lawson.


34 posted on 12/20/2013 3:24:44 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

So sayeth the Media hypocrites working in a profession which is Constitutionally protected and allowed to recklessly attack others without just cause. Look in a mirror you fascist pig. Oink Oink Piers.


35 posted on 12/20/2013 3:25:50 AM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: OwenKellogg

“the First Amendment “shouldn’t protect vile bigots”...”

Faggot: “one of a pile of sticks designated for burning up.”
Sexual perversion is a true example of vile behavior.
One who points it out is charitably serving his brother, attempting to save him from impending eternal fires.


36 posted on 12/20/2013 3:33:25 AM PST by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: markomalley

Would anybody even know who Piers Morgan was if he didnt make stupid provacative statements?

He’s a freakin’ dog whistle


37 posted on 12/20/2013 3:40:12 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
So, anyone who believes in the Bible is a vile, racist bigot. Apparently. Now the REAL battle comes out in the open. Satan vs. God ... Homosesexuality vs. Christianity. Interesting...
38 posted on 12/20/2013 3:51:02 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: jospehm20

“The Crown shall behead anyone who says anything that displeases. Heads will be mounted on pikes and bodies hung in the town square until they rot.”

In part, a revolution was fought over this.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 3:53:03 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: All

electing Obama twice has emboldened these people. We will see more of this in the near future, not less. This is an early skirmish in a long war for the country.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 3:55:44 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: OwenKellogg

excellent


41 posted on 12/20/2013 4:00:20 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: markomalley

Gee whiz, a foreigner doesn’t understand the first amendment. I’m stunned. Of course, Morgan is a citizen of a country, the U.K., where you CAN be thrown into prison for speaking your mind. Now where would I rather live...the country with a strong first amendment protecting freedom of speech or one where petty fascists like Morgan want to throw me in prison because they don’t like what I say?


42 posted on 12/20/2013 4:05:20 AM PST by driftless2
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To: markomalley
Sorry, Piers, YOU don't get to limit the First Amendment.
But you remain free to continue to make a fool of yourself, Brit Twit.
Besides, using your "logic" in support of the truly vile comments Martin Bashir made about Sarah Palin, then similarly it was the gays who got Phil Robertson suspended, putting corporate A&E in the jeopardy about which they now find themselves in a panic.

43 posted on 12/20/2013 4:05:30 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: OwenKellogg

PHIL, CALL YOUR LAWYER Under Obamacare, the Taliban gets an exemption for religious reasons.

REFERENCE On page 107 of the Obamacare legislation provides for individual religious exemptions. The language is non-specific with regard to particular faiths, however. Read carefully:

(5) EXEMPTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.— In the case of an individual who is seeking an exemption certificate under section 1311(d)(4)(H) from any requirement or penalty imposed by section 5000A, the following information [is required]:

(A) In the case of an individual seeking exemption based on the individual’s status as a member of an exempt religious sect or division, as a member of a health care sharing ministry, as an Indian, or as an individual eligible for a hardship exemption, such information as the Secretary shall prescribe. Similarly, page 128 of the legislation states:

“(A) RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION.—Such term [i.e., “applicable individual”] shall not include any individual for any month if such individual has in effect an exemption under section 1311(d)(4)(H) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which certifies that such individual is a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof described in section 1402(g)(1) and an adherent of established tenets or teachings of such sect or division as described in such section. The above passage amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, of which Section 1402(g)(1) defines “a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof” as follows:

(1) Exemption Any individual may file an application (in such form and manner, and with such official, as may be prescribed by regulations under this chapter) for an exemption from the tax imposed by this chapter if he is a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof and is an adherent of established tenets or teachings of such sect or division by reason of which he is conscientiously opposed to acceptance of the benefits of any private or public insurance which makes payments in the event of death, disability, old-age, or retirement or makes payments toward the cost of, or provides services for, medical care (including the benefits of any insurance system established by the Social Security Act). Such exemption may be granted only if the application contains or is accompanied by—

(A) such evidence of such individual’s membership in, and adherence to the tenets or teachings of, the sect or division thereof as the Secretary may require for purposes of determining such individual’s compliance with the preceding sentence, and

(B) his waiver of all benefits and other payments under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act on the basis of his wages and self-employment income as well as all such benefits and other payments to him on the basis of the wages and self- employment income of any other person, and only if the Commissioner of Social Security finds that—

(C) such sect or division thereof has the established tenets or teachings referred to in the preceding sentence,

(D) it is the practice, and has been for a period of time which he deems to be substantial, for members of such sect or division thereof to make provision for their dependent members which in his judgment is reasonable in view of their general level of living, and

(E) such sect or division thereof has been in existence at all times since December 31, 1950.

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THIS WE KNOW Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking”, and “usury” and is thus banned. Obamacare exempts Muslims specifically based on their religious beliefs.

Is anyone else exempted from O/Care by reason of religious affiliation? They are IF you can you find a religious group that is banned from gambling, is against public health insurance, and had enough people join by 1950 to create an exemption.

44 posted on 12/20/2013 4:12:35 AM PST by Liz
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To: jospehm20

Like Miley Cyrus or other homos present better alternative of redemption. these people are murderers and rapists.


45 posted on 12/20/2013 4:18:22 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: markomalley

Really??? There is nothing more vile in the media than Piers Morgan.


46 posted on 12/20/2013 4:18:28 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: jospehm20

he is a fabian aristocrat: no term limits, no free speech necessary.


47 posted on 12/20/2013 4:19:26 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: markomalley

“Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out.”
- John McCarthy


48 posted on 12/20/2013 4:22:40 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: jospehm20

Exactly : Piers Morgan is not an American, what right has he got to say what my rights are?

If we can protect the right of a Britih penis Head that isn’t allowed to go back to where he came from we have a right to protect Phils Freedom of Speech.
Piers Morgan is a Poofer.


49 posted on 12/20/2013 4:22:53 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: markomalley
What is so shockingly stupid about his comment is that the First Amendment is there for exactly this reason -- to protect Phil Robertson's freedom to say whatever is on his mind, and to prevent the government from imposing sanctions or restrictions on that free speech. Granted, it gives the same rights to Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry, but I am free to hear, accept, or reject their views for myself.

And there's a reason it's the FIRST amendment.

50 posted on 12/20/2013 4:25:02 AM PST by cincinnati65
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