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Ann Coulter - This is History calling quick, get me Rewrite!
townhall.com ^ | 6/03/04 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 06/02/2004 10:06:36 PM PDT by kattracks

June 3, 2004

The invasion of Iraq has gone fabulously well, exceeding everyone's expectations – certainly exceeding the doomsday scenarios of liberals. The Bush-haters' pre-war predictions – hundreds of thousands dead, chemical attacks on our troops, retaliatory terrorist attacks in the United States, an invasion by Turkey, oil facilities in flames and apocalyptic environmental consequences – have proven to be about as accurate as Bill Clinton's "legally accurate" statements about Monica Lewinsky.

Inasmuch as they can't cite any actual failures in Iraq, liberals busy themselves by claiming the administration somehow "misled" them about the war.

As I understand it, there would be no lunatics shouting "Bush lied, kids died!" if Paul Wolfowitz had admitted before the war that Saddam "probably hadn't rebuilt his nuclear program" – the one that was unilaterally blown up by the Israelis in 1981, thank God. What Wolfowitz should have said is that "proof beyond a reasonable doubt is the way you think about law enforcement, and I think we're much closer to being in a state of war than being in a judicial proceeding."

Liberals would be all sugar and sweetness if only – instead of blathering about nukes, nukes, nukes – Wolfowitz had forthrightly conceded back in 2002 that "there's an awful lot we don't know, an awful lot that we may never know, and we've got to think differently about standards of proof here."

Also, I assume we wouldn't be hearing that the administration is frustrated by its failure to instantly create a Jeffersonian democracy in Iraq if Wolfowitz had said something like, "[W]ell, Japan isn't Jeffersonian democracy, either." If only Wolfowitz had lowered expectations by saying that "even if [Iraq] makes it only Romanian style, that's still such an advance over anywhere else in the Arab world."

Also, the media would have no grounds for complaint if Wolfowitz had said Iraqi democracy "is not the president's declared purpose of 'regime change' in Iraq, which is to get rid of a very bad man." If only he had mentioned that Saddam Hussein "has been known to have children tortured in front of their parents."

But guess what? That is exactly what Wolfowitz did say! All these quotes are from a Sept. 22, 2002, article in the New York Times magazine written by Bill Keller, now editor-in-chief at the seditious rag. The last paragraph about Saddam's torture of children are Keller's paraphrases of Wolfowitz; the rest are direct quotes from the wily neoconservative himself.

But you'd have to put liberals in Abu Ghraib to get them to tell the truth about what people were saying before the war – and then the problem would be that most liberals would enjoy those activities. (No torture has yet been devised that could get a liberal to mention the poor, beleaguered Kurds dancing in the streets because Saddam is gone.)

To refresh everyone's recollection, before the war began, the Democrats' argument was that Iraq was not an "imminent" threat to the United States. The Republicans' argument was: By the time the threat is imminent, Chicago will be gone. Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address specifically responded to the Democrats' demand that we wait for nuclear and biological threats to be "imminent" before we act. But now, liberals want to have their Nigerian yellow cake and eat it, too.

In January 2003 – or three months after Sen. Tom Daschle voted for the Iraq war resolution hoping to fool the voters of South Dakota this November – he was horrified that Bush seemed to be actually contemplating war with Iraq! According to Daschle, Bush should have waited for Iraq to grow into a problem of crisis proportions before deciding to do anything – citing the Cuban missile crisis as a model to be emulated. "If we have proof of nuclear and biological weapons," Daschle asked, "why doesn't [Bush] show that proof to the world as President Kennedy did 40 years ago when he sent Adlai Stevenson to show the world U.S. photographs of offensive missiles in Cuba?"

The answer is and was: Because by the time Saddam had nuclear weapons, we wouldn't be able to do anything. That's why it's known as the "Cuban missile crisis," not the "Cuban missile triumph."

Before the war, Democrats were carping about the Bush administration's inability to predict the future and tell us everything that would happen in Iraq after the war. On MSNBC in September 2002, for example, Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was complaining that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld "didn't have an answer for what happens in a post-Saddam Iraq." But now liberals are acting as if the Bush administration said they knew exactly what would happen after liberating a country from a 30-year barbaric dictatorship – and got it wrong.

The good news is: Liberals' anti-war hysteria seems to have run its course. I base this conclusion on Al Gore's lunatic anti-war speech last week. Gore always comes out swinging just as an issue is about to go south. He's the stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat. Gore switched from being a pro-defense Democrat to a lefty peacenik – just before the 9-11 attack. He grew a beard – just in time for an attack on the nation by fundamentalist Muslims. He endorsed Howard Dean – just as the orange-capped Deaniacs were punching themselves out. Gore even went out and got really fat – just before America officially gave up carbs. This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts. Mark my words: Now that good old Al has come lunging in, the anti-war movement is dead.

Ann Coulter is host of AnnCoulter.org, a Townhall.com member group.

©2004 Universal Press Syndicate

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1 posted on 06/02/2004 10:06:36 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Gore always comes out swinging just as an issue is about to go south. He's the stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat.

Perfect. :)

2 posted on 06/02/2004 10:13:18 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: kattracks
Love that woman...well not in that way mind you, although I wouldn't mind...except that I am already spoken for...but you just gotta love that Anne.
3 posted on 06/02/2004 10:13:50 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: kattracks; All

Alright rack Ann

HA HA Anne just punk Demos and Saddam enablers take that

YOU GO GIRL


4 posted on 06/02/2004 10:14:07 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: kattracks

Rules is rules.

5 posted on 06/02/2004 10:17:21 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: kattracks

But you'd have to put liberals in Abu Ghraib to get them to tell the truth about what people were saying before the war – and then the problem would be that most liberals would enjoy those activities. (No torture has yet been devised that could get a liberal to mention the poor, beleaguered Kurds dancing in the streets because Saddam is gone.)

Especially if that "torture" involves wearing Virginia's Secret panties on their heads.

6 posted on 06/02/2004 10:18:29 PM PDT by ancient_geezer (Equality, the French disease: Everyone is equal beneath the guillotine.)
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To: kattracks

Ann is what every conservative woman aspires to be! May she always have a place to voice her logical and truthful opinions.


7 posted on 06/02/2004 10:18:51 PM PDT by rwgal
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Buy that lady a steak! Ann Rox!!!

Pray for W and Our Awesome Troops

8 posted on 06/02/2004 10:19:49 PM PDT by bray (The war is going far better than the press wants you to know!!!!)
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To: AnnaZ; HangFire

A bump for the last paragraph...I just LOVE it!


9 posted on 06/02/2004 10:23:33 PM PDT by Feiny (Don't bring a Bigfoot into my house Gus!)
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To: kattracks
He grew a beard – just in time for an attack on the nation by fundamentalist Muslims....This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts.

LOL -- Ann, you so are such a pisser!

10 posted on 06/02/2004 10:24:54 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: kattracks
This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts.

I'd pay to see him hit the floor. :-)

11 posted on 06/02/2004 10:24:59 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Be careful when playing under the anvil tree.)
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To: kattracks


Did someone mention lunatics ?

12 posted on 06/02/2004 10:26:11 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: kattracks
Please no more glam pics of Ann Coulter when her columns are posted! She's really smart, and she's gutsy as hell in the face of liberal interviewers. Don't get me wrong, she's delectable, but let's respect her for her brains. If you want to, post slinky pictures of... say... Charles Krauthammer.
13 posted on 06/02/2004 10:28:03 PM PDT by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: John Lenin

14 posted on 06/02/2004 10:34:59 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: Starve The Beast

15 posted on 06/02/2004 10:36:36 PM PDT by StriperSniper (Leftism is a disease that others have that makes you feel bad.)
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To: kattracks

Bump!


16 posted on 06/02/2004 10:38:00 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Kerry is a major dork))
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To: kattracks
Just my prediction but in the future the Abu Grabass prison scandal won't even be a footnote in military history.
17 posted on 06/02/2004 10:40:58 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: Starve The Beast

Wife caught you unbuckling your pants to anncoulter.com, did she?


18 posted on 06/02/2004 10:41:31 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: Starve The Beast

I'm afraid you're vastly outnumbered on this issue. Posting photos of Ann is an unwritten rule...no, a law...no, make that an irrevocable commandment, among the FReeping masses.


19 posted on 06/02/2004 10:42:06 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (4 months in the Mekong don't make up for 30 years of lies and shameful votes since then.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL!!!


20 posted on 06/02/2004 10:42:41 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (4 months in the Mekong don't make up for 30 years of lies and shameful votes since then.)
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To: AnnaZ; HangFire

Check out Vernon Robinsons Twilight Zone ad...you will like it alot.

http://vernonrobinson.com/radio.shtml


21 posted on 06/02/2004 10:44:39 PM PDT by Feiny (Don't bring a Bigfoot into my house Gus!)
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I actually had a dream of Ann Coulter and I in a convertable. I felt guilty and told my Wife about it.

Ain't fidelity grand?


22 posted on 06/02/2004 10:47:39 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: feinswinesuksass

wow! those are great, wish i still lived in NC!


23 posted on 06/02/2004 11:04:05 PM PDT by KOZ. (i'm so bad i should be in detention)
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To: RandallFlagg

I'm with you, RandallFlagg. Ann's been in quite a few of my dreams too : )

I gotta tell you, I'm a 22 year old single man and Ann Coulter is RIGHT up my alley. When Brains and beauty meet, stand back, baby.


24 posted on 06/02/2004 11:04:32 PM PDT by RockAgainsttheLeft04 ("Kiss my a**, all you liberals" -Ted Nugent)
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To: RockAgainsttheLeft04

Ann is over forty, dear. LOL


25 posted on 06/02/2004 11:10:29 PM PDT by Conservababe
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To: RaceBannon; Doctor Raoul; Dutchy; StarFan; stanz; evilC

ping


26 posted on 06/02/2004 11:11:47 PM PDT by nutmeg (Land of the Free - Thanks to the Brave)
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To: kattracks

If we were landing on the moon today for the first time, the liberals would be declairing the mission a failure because the space suits were the wrong shade of white and we had US flags onboard.


27 posted on 06/02/2004 11:15:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: Conservababe

Yeah, but I don't care. Sexy is sexy, and Ann is a major babe. What good conservative single wouldn't give it a shot, eh?

Question: Does Ann have children? If so, she may qualify for major MILF status (hope that abbreviation is allowed on this site).


28 posted on 06/02/2004 11:17:18 PM PDT by RockAgainsttheLeft04 ("Kiss my a**, all you liberals" -Ted Nugent)
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To: RockAgainsttheLeft04

No dear, Ann does not have any children. She has never been married, either.


29 posted on 06/02/2004 11:24:38 PM PDT by Conservababe
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To: Conservababe

No kids, eh? Whatever.

Ce'ste La Vie.

Thanx for the info, Conservababe, and, uh...what are you wearing? (just kidding, I'm not that crude. Today.)


30 posted on 06/02/2004 11:30:31 PM PDT by RockAgainsttheLeft04 ("Kiss my a**, all you liberals" -Ted Nugent)
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To: kattracks
In strict accordance with the FreeRepublic by laws,
paragraph 4, section 7, stating that, and I quote:
"any mention of our beloved Ann Coulter
must include her image", I offer the following
pictures for your exclusive viewing pleasure.






Carville really IS gollum.

31 posted on 06/02/2004 11:33:40 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: kattracks
"Gore always comes out swinging just as an issue is about to go south. He's the stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat. Gore switched from being a pro-defense Democrat to a lefty peacenik – just before the 9-11 attack. He grew a beard – just in time for an attack on the nation by fundamentalist Muslims. He endorsed Howard Dean – just as the orange-capped Deaniacs were punching themselves out. Gore even went out and got really fat – just before America officially gave up carbs. This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts. Mark my words: Now that good old Al has come lunging in, the anti-war movement is dead." -- Ann Coulter
32 posted on 06/02/2004 11:37:26 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: kattracks

HA HA!! She always cracks me up, what a pissa she is, always right on the money! "stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat-This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts" HA HA!! It`s true though isn`t it?


33 posted on 06/03/2004 2:13:18 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: John Lenin

Is that pic real or is it photoshopped? My God, if it`s real that dude is looking just about as deranged as I`ve ever seen him.


34 posted on 06/03/2004 2:18:18 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: kattracks

bump


35 posted on 06/03/2004 2:45:10 AM PDT by Bob Eimiller (Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Leahy, Kucinich, Durbin Pro Abort Catholics Excommunication?)
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To: kattracks
At the risk of being called obsessive, I once again post the pictures - fulfilling my duties and obeying the laws of FR -


36 posted on 06/03/2004 3:43:58 AM PDT by 7thson (I think it takes a big dog to weigh a hundred pounds!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Kent:

You beat me to it - the picture of AlGore reminded me of Jack Nicholson in "The Shining". ROFLMAO.


37 posted on 06/03/2004 4:48:02 AM PDT by astounded
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To: astounded
You beat me to it - the picture of AlGore reminded me of Jack Nicholson in "The Shining". ROFLMAO.

All work and no play makes Al a dull boy.

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All work and no play makes Al a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Al a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Al a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Al a dull boy.

:)

38 posted on 06/03/2004 4:52:08 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: kattracks
This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts.
My favorite.
39 posted on 06/03/2004 4:59:18 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls - Proof that when the Main Stream Media wants your opinion, they will give it to you)
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To: kattracks
Liberals would be all sugar and sweetness if only

HA! .. That's impossible for them

40 posted on 06/03/2004 5:10:57 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

Julian Bond looks as if every day is salt and bitterness for him. Liberals see America as night all the time.


41 posted on 06/03/2004 5:13:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: stocksthatgoup
Didn't he endorse Dean on a we can't catch Saddam platform 48 hours before we caught him?? Ann Rox!!

Pray for W and Our Awesome Troops

42 posted on 06/03/2004 7:09:44 AM PDT by bray (The war is going far better than the press wants you to know!!!!)
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To: 7thson

I'm surprised that I've never seen a pic of her with GWB. It would be one worth framing.


43 posted on 06/03/2004 8:11:03 AM PDT by CSM (Liberals may see Saddam's mass graves in Iraq as half-full, but I prefer to see them as half-empty.)
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To: bray; CSM

Ann Coulter is a fabulous writer. What an awesome column!


44 posted on 06/03/2004 9:09:28 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: kattracks

Ann shoots down a few more Liberal Shibboleths...


45 posted on 06/03/2004 10:25:22 AM PDT by Gritty ("Unable to cite Iraq failures, liberals busy themselves by claiming Bush "misled" them - Ann Coulter)
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To: kattracks
The good news is: Liberals' anti-war hysteria seems to have run its course. I base this conclusion on Al Gore's lunatic anti-war speech last week. Gore always comes out swinging just as an issue is about to go south. He's the stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat. Gore switched from being a pro-defense Democrat to a lefty peacenik – just before the 9-11 attack. He grew a beard – just in time for an attack on the nation by fundamentalist Muslims. He endorsed Howard Dean – just as the orange-capped Deaniacs were punching themselves out. Gore even went out and got really fat – just before America officially gave up carbs. This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts. Mark my words: Now that good old Al has come lunging in, the anti-war movement is dead.

Ann's wit and beauty (*sigh*) aside, this is some of the funniest stuff I've read in a looong time.

46 posted on 06/03/2004 12:21:32 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D - California)
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To: kattracks
"Gore always comes out swinging just as an issue is about to go south. He's the stereotypical white guy always clapping on the wrong beat. Gore switched from being a pro-defense Democrat to a lefty peacenik – just before the 9-11 attack. He grew a beard – just in time for an attack on the nation by fundamentalist Muslims. He endorsed Howard Dean – just as the orange-capped Deaniacs were punching themselves out. Gore even went out and got really fat – just before America officially gave up carbs. This guy is always leaping into the mosh pit at the precise moment the crowd parts. Mark my words: Now that good old Al has come lunging in, the anti-war movement is dead." -- Ann Coulter

This is some of the best comic writing I've seen in years. Al Franken has never been capable of this level of work . . .
. . . and he's supposed to be a comedy writer!

47 posted on 06/03/2004 12:40:29 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (American-Negro-Conservative- A Return to the Party of Lincoln)
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To: ChadGore
anyone else here likes women with a little more "meat" on?
48 posted on 06/03/2004 12:46:07 PM PDT by I_killed_kenny
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To: I_killed_kenny
Inasmuch as they can't cite any actual failures in Iraq, liberals busy themselves by claiming the administration somehow "misled" them about the war. -Ann Coulter

Liberals deliberately ignore what the Administration actually says, and concentrate instead on what they think was the "subtext".

49 posted on 06/03/2004 8:41:29 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: kattracks
She is at #6 on the yahoo most e-mailed list

Everyone go to the link, click her article, then send it. You can thrill a lib two ways. One, send them the article, and two, move her further up a list that the liberals love to come to for their news. :-)

50 posted on 06/04/2004 7:18:29 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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