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Omelet's king of fat food!
NY Daily News ^ | March 30, 2005 | Nancy Dillon

Posted on 03/30/2005 1:26:30 AM PST by jolie560

Burger King's new Enormous Omelet may be too hefty for its own good - and yours - said New Yorkers weighing in yesterday on the latest fast-food belly buster. "I'm a big dude. I eat a lot. But that looks like a Whopper with bacon and sausage thrown on," said Brooklynite John Butler, 31, at a Fulton St. Burger King. "It's mad big. You're gonna have a coronary on the first bite."

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Great advertisemnt value in this article.
1 posted on 03/30/2005 1:26:30 AM PST by jolie560
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To: jolie560

Is it just me, or is anyone else creeped out by the commercial? The plastic burger king dude is way off in the distance when the guy looks out the window, he looks away a second, turns back and the dude is right at his window with the sandwich. No music, no nothing. I turn the channel if the remote is close enough.


2 posted on 03/30/2005 1:30:56 AM PST by SoDak (hoist that rag!)
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To: SoDak
Is it just me, or is anyone else creeped out by the commercial? The plastic burger king dude is way off in the distance when the guy looks out the window, he looks away a second, turns back and the dude is right at his window with the sandwich. No music, no nothing. I turn the channel if the remote is close enough.

Oh, you're not the only one. It's disturbing as hell. Like a scene out of some Stephen King Evil Clown horror flick or something.
3 posted on 03/30/2005 1:37:02 AM PST by Jaysun (I must warn you, I am a black belt in bullshitsu)
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To: jolie560
Great advertisemnt value in this article.

No kidding. $3.19? And I think I could probably scarf down two of them if I ate fast enough.
4 posted on 03/30/2005 1:38:43 AM PST by Jaysun (I must warn you, I am a black belt in bullshitsu)
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To: jolie560
I saw a picture of this in yesterday's paper, and I agree that it made my chest hurt just looking at it.


5 posted on 03/30/2005 1:40:44 AM PST by Rastus
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To: jolie560
"It's a parody of food."
6 posted on 03/30/2005 1:53:01 AM PST by Lexinom (You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.)
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To: jolie560
Worst thing about this thing is the "Specialty Bun". Drop the bun and you drop 210 calories and 39 grams of carbs.
7 posted on 03/30/2005 1:53:45 AM PST by dread78645 (Sarcasm tags are for wusses.)
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To: Rastus

Yumm! Wonder if they'd pile all that on a biscuit for me??


8 posted on 03/30/2005 1:55:11 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: dread78645

Most fastfood bread sucks anyway. One obvious exception is Subway, whose bread rises to lofty mediocrity.


9 posted on 03/30/2005 1:58:57 AM PST by Petronski (If Reichskanzler Greer can kill Terri, who will be next?)
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To: jolie560

There's a reason the Atkin diet works. Take off the bun and you've got a perfectly nonfattening 510-calorie meal. Take off the processed meat (sausage) and you've got a 310-calorie meal of egg, cheese, and bacon; fewer calories than in many prepackaged diet meals.

If we eliminated processed foods from our diet, we'd eat tons more than we do now.


10 posted on 03/30/2005 2:04:58 AM PST by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: jolie560
People continue to be ignorant about "cholesterol" and "having a coronary" on account of eating foods high in cholesterol.

Fact is that your cholesterol level has little to do with how much cholesterol you eat. Genetic and how you eat and exercise play a bigger role. In fact, it is quite possible to eliminate all cholesterol from your diet and still have high cholesterol This is because in the absence of cholesterol in your diet, you body will simply produce its own!

Since switching to an all-natural diet and exercise plan in 2003, my cholesterol is around 184. This is despite the fact that I eat at least two eggs every single day along with plenty of meat. I don't even think about how much cholesterol is in my food. I will eat chicken livers and eggs sauteed in olive oil, onions and mushrooms. Or I will eat a 3-egg omelet with bacon and cheese. Has no effect whatsoever on my cholesterol level.

As for this Burger King sandwich, the real crime is putting the omelet on a bun. Toss the bun and you have a pretty nutritious and wholesome meal.

11 posted on 03/30/2005 2:21:07 AM PST by SamAdams76 (Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand?)
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To: jolie560
I live in Thailand and the sound of that thing makes my mouth
water.

The only way I can get a good egg dish is to cook it myself.
The bacon and sausage here isn't very good either but I can
make do with the bacon and I make my own sausage.

I make an omelet often but even then the cheese choices are
limited and the standard American cheese isn't my favorite.

I also am one of those people who has to fight to get any
body fat so it is hard for me to understand most of your
eating problems.

Still, I would buy at least one of these guys and maybe two.
12 posted on 03/30/2005 2:25:00 AM PST by cleo1939
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To: Nataku X
You are absolutely right. And, I think most of it comes down to high fructose corn syrup, to be exact. For a long time I wondered how I could eat like there's no tomorrow and gain hardly any fat-weight. I've realized it's primarily because I've hardly ever cared to eat processed foods (granted, I'm sure a got at least a bit of an assist from genetics). A few years ago when I identified and ditched my one regular source of corn syrup (Pepsi) I swiftly dropped the few extra pounds I didn't want without changing anything else. Then, not long ago I concluded that aspartame was very likely a health threat, and I had to ditch colas altogether. =(

But, getting back to the real point, if our government weren't so thoroughly corrupt they would approve stevia and end the sugar cane subsidies and the obesity epidemic would be all but over IMHO.

13 posted on 03/30/2005 2:25:55 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv

And how EXACTLY is this sandwich any more deadly than your average restaurant trans-fat ladened 5 mile high super chocolate dessert or a typical Denny's bacon, sausage, AND ham breakfast? Just another scapegoat. Strip off that roll and you have a perfect Atkins breakfast.

Gee, I even made myself hungry.


14 posted on 03/30/2005 2:35:01 AM PST by applpie
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To: applpie
I am not criticizing this sandwich in particular. In fact, I plan to go buy one very soon. LOL I am criticizing high fructose corn syrup (info without the misleading WP slant*), artificial sweeteners (which are totally unnecessary - e.g., stevia), and corrupt sugar cane subsidies.

* By example, there is nothing meaningfully easier about using corn syrup than using cane sugar for soft drinks. That's why the rest of the world uses cane sugar (and because they don't have subsidies jacking up the price).

15 posted on 03/30/2005 2:42:46 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv
Sugar coated: We're drowning in high fructose corn syrup. Do the risks go beyond our waistline?

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked To Obesity, Notes LSU AgCenter Nutritionist

Diabetes and obesity linked to the consumption of high fructose corn syrup

Is high-fructose corn syrup the culprit?

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Danger of Current Era

Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup and the Dramatic Rise In Obesity

16 posted on 03/30/2005 2:47:47 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: cleo1939

Whereabouts in Thailand are you? My brother lived in Thailand for several years, north of Chaing Mai, up near the border.

He married a local woman, who is a very good cook. She makes an excellent sausage, though it's nothing like Western breakfast sausages, and far to spicy for me.

It seems that Northern Thai cooking is quite different from Bangkok cooking, which is what she says is served in most Thai restaurants in the states. Unfortunately, she can't get restaurant managers of the restaurants she has worked in to try any Northern dishes.


17 posted on 03/30/2005 3:06:16 AM PST by jimtorr
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To: jolie560

My stomach's growlin'. When does Burger King open?


18 posted on 03/30/2005 3:09:51 AM PST by benjaminjjones
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To: AntiGuv
......the rest of the world uses cane sugar.......

I don't know about that. When I lived in England, my house (rented) was in the middle of a large sugar beet producing area. The farmers said that nearly all of their beets went for sugar. Only the local people and restaurants actually ate their beets as beets.

One local cook at a restaurant I sometimes ate at admitted that he got many of the beets served at his fine establishment off of the side of the road, after falling from a farmers truck. Of course, he served vegetables in the time-hounoured British way, boiled to within an inch of dissolving, so germies were not an issue.

19 posted on 03/30/2005 3:15:05 AM PST by jimtorr
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To: AntiGuv

Yup, you're exactly right. I keep hearing, "we eat so much more than we do in the past", whereas in reality we eat much less. Who eats three squares a day anymore? It's coffee for breakfast, a salad or soup or sandwich for lunch, and the only square meal is dinner. If you look at the meals people used to eat in the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, it's amazing how much they chowed down.

Ruby Tuesday's tried putting nutrition information in their menus for a short while. It was very illuminating. Basically, the steamed vegetable platter withOUT the mashed potatoes had more calories than the 6 ounce sirlion. As long as you don't order more than 16 ounces, and you don't order a T-Bone, you'll lose weight eating steak and salad. Skip the roll. You'll also lose weight eating scrambled eggs & bacon at Denny's.

I appear as a glutton to other people, chowing down fatty foods, simply because I am educated about my food choices. I look like I'm one of those lucky skinny people who can eat whatever they want and not gain weight, but in reality I have inherited hypothroidism.


20 posted on 03/30/2005 3:16:04 AM PST by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: cleo1939

I love Thai food and would eat it everyday if I could!!!!


21 posted on 03/30/2005 3:17:20 AM PST by geege
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To: SoDak

The entire recent Burger King commercial blitz is offensive, brash, rude, and tasteless. Nonstop T and A, idiotic jingles. It's scary, and they don't seem to be selling food.


22 posted on 03/30/2005 3:20:41 AM PST by hershey
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To: jimtorr

I meant they use cane sugar for soft drinks, but generally speaking beet sugar is perfectly fine too!


23 posted on 03/30/2005 3:21:05 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: hershey

They've got the only good fast food burger, though... the Angus Steak cheddar & bacon burger. Their fries leave something to be desired for.


24 posted on 03/30/2005 3:26:13 AM PST by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: AntiGuv
if our government weren't so thoroughly corrupt they would approve stevia

I mix stevia with unsweetened cranberry juice. It's been a healthy combination for me so far.

25 posted on 03/30/2005 3:43:51 AM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: jimtorr

I am in Min Buri which is a suburb of Bangkok.

Yes I like the food a lot except for the sugar.
The sausage here is wonderful but not for an
omelet.


26 posted on 03/30/2005 3:57:17 AM PST by cleo1939
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To: geege
Me too and I do.

There are times when some American food is nice and it is
limited so I mostly cook it myself.

No big deal, I have been in the restaurant business for
years, now retired.
27 posted on 03/30/2005 4:00:04 AM PST by cleo1939
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To: AntiGuv
Thanks for that list. I've been avoiding high fructose corn syrup for years.

It isn't easy. All labels have to be checked. "100% whole wheat" breads often include it. It's very common in yogurt. Tomato sauces, read the label, and avoid sauces that might include it in restaurants.

The situation should improve with the new publicity. But then the manufacturers will come up with some new body poison to use as a cheap sweetener.

I'm thinking "sugar alcohol" is probably not something I'd want to consume.

Sigh....nothing is easy anymore.

28 posted on 03/30/2005 4:17:04 AM PST by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: jolie560

"Yes. I'll have one of those and a diet coke please. I'm watching my weight".


29 posted on 03/30/2005 4:26:01 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: Freebird Forever

Stevia is excellent and it's a true shame that the FDA refuses to let it be used as a manufacturing food additive in order to protect the aspartame/saccharin companies. It's been used for centuries in Latin America and is approved for use in Japan and China and other East Asian countries where they use it for diet sodas and low-calorie foods instead of aspartame. No ill effects have ever been reported and it comes from a natural, cheap plant. Meaning it can't be patented and has no great profit margin so the FDA has illegally blocked it.

Too bad more Americans don't know about it or else the FDA could be pressured to change the illegal policy (natural foods with a long history of use by statute aren't supposed to be prohibited).


30 posted on 03/30/2005 4:35:04 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: SamAdams76

Excellent post. I am amused by people that think your scrambled eggs will kill you with cholesterol, but think nothing of eating a giant starchy bagel slathered with margarine.

The cholesterol in eggs is much more natural and healthy than the trans fats in margarine.

I tried going almost no-fat once, when I was 30 pounds heavier. My cholesterol was 219 but the ratio was an abysmal 1 to 6 good to bad.

After a year of low carb and exercise my cholesterol was 209 but with a 1 to 2.5 ratio - much healthier. Without enough fat in your diet your liver will build cholesterol - the bad kind almost exclusively.


31 posted on 03/30/2005 4:38:46 AM PST by ko_kyi
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To: jolie560

These things are great. They have been selling them at the base BK for about 2 weeks. They fill me up until dinner.


32 posted on 03/30/2005 4:53:00 AM PST by Chewbacca (Not all men are fools -- some are bachelors.)
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To: SamAdams76

My cholesterol tracks closely with my weight.

At 249 pounds, I was at 247. Danger Will Robinson, Danger!

After losing 20 pounds through an "eat-less-exercise-more" diet, it was down to 176.


33 posted on 03/30/2005 4:56:05 AM PST by Poohbah (If it's called "collateral damage," how come I can't use it to secure a loan?)
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To: Nataku X

hyper not hypo


34 posted on 03/30/2005 4:59:04 AM PST by oceanperch (LOOKIE LOOKIE WE UPDATED OUR PROFILE PAGE/LINKS!)
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To: oceanperch

hypo. As in the slow kind. Very mild though.


35 posted on 03/30/2005 5:00:33 AM PST by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: SoDak

I haven't seen this one, but it isn't nearly as creepy as the one where the plastic Burger King guy is in bed with the guy to serve him breakfast when he wakes up. That had a little homosexual overtone to it.


36 posted on 03/30/2005 5:03:06 AM PST by SALChamps03
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To: Nataku X
End of my day I read skinny and then hypo....

I was hyper for most of my life could not tilt past 100lbs then had the gland removed due to it being diseased and then went hypo extreme...no thyroid gland at all sucks.
37 posted on 03/30/2005 5:06:04 AM PST by oceanperch (LOOKIE LOOKIE WE UPDATED OUR PROFILE PAGE/LINKS!)
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To: Poohbah
After losing 20 pounds through an "eat-less-exercise-more" diet, it was down to 176.

Good on you for the weight loss.
But cholesterol at the extremes are a problem.

And there are some folks (like me) that think Ancel Keys and his lipid theory is a crock of feces.

38 posted on 03/30/2005 5:09:35 AM PST by dread78645 (Sarcasm tags are for wusses.)
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To: dread78645

Changed my diet due to bleeding ulcers, intestinal hernia's blah blah and all healed the hernia is in check not flaring up and the big bonus that I was not even trying for was my cholesteral went from 325 to normal and sugar is now normal.

But Ithink diet is very personal each one of us need to eat what works for us considering indvidual needs.


39 posted on 03/30/2005 5:20:13 AM PST by oceanperch (LOOKIE LOOKIE WE UPDATED OUR PROFILE PAGE/LINKS!)
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To: AntiGuv
I think most of it comes down to high fructose corn syrup

I've become convinced that HFCS needs to be banned by Constitutional Amendment for anything not specifically marketed as "candy". (Ok, I'm kidding, but only just barely...)

40 posted on 03/30/2005 5:23:06 AM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
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To: oceanperch

I remember you telling me that years ago... I can't imagine how hard it'd be on your self esteem :( out of scientific curiosity what is your metabolism?


41 posted on 03/30/2005 5:24:14 AM PST by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: oceanperch
But Ithink diet is very personal each one of us need to eat what works for us considering indvidual needs.

Without a doubt.

I know I use to stock up on the pasta, Coke, Tums, and Excedrin on my weekly shopping trips. After starting Atkins in '98 I don't buy (or need to buy) any of them anymore.

Just my experience. YMMV

42 posted on 03/30/2005 5:36:25 AM PST by dread78645 (Sarcasm tags are for wusses.)
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To: SoDak

-Is it just me, or is anyone else creeped out by the commercial?-

Oh, yeah. They're doing some very weird stuff with BK commercials now. The first one was the King in bed with his eery, silent plastic mask just staring at his next BK victim. Gave us all the creeps!


43 posted on 03/30/2005 5:41:36 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: Nataku X

I get tested bi-yearly full t-3 and T-4 uptake.

My pituatary gland always reads it wants more thyroid so I come in over all just under normal with the sythetic replacement.

Mentally I am still hyper and can stay awake for days if need be but muscles burn and wieght is beyond rediculous.

My mammory glands hurt for weeks at a time and they grow in mass yearly. Always have to do my mamo twice since the mass is to thick the radioligist asks for a re do. It sucks. Legs and arms are thin so I look like a Foster Farm Chicken.
Not to mention the bone lose due to the sythroid eating 'em up.

BUT it is better than being DEAD had I not had the thyroid removed. My eyes still bulge never went back to normal.


44 posted on 03/30/2005 5:44:06 AM PST by oceanperch (LOOKIE LOOKIE WE UPDATED OUR PROFILE PAGE/LINKS!)
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To: dread78645
I don't take anything for tummy anymore either veggies, fish and New York steaks. Two Years.

Been soda free and more water for over six months now.

However I do eat what I want once a week at the local Steak house including soda with my meal.

No processed food is the biggie and if I do buy pre made tomato paste or such I don't buy anything with the word SPices in the ing. list.

Rare occasions I use Mylanta associated with my fall/winter urge for spaghetti.

And I have to eat at normal intervals no more of this 12hr no food stuff.
45 posted on 03/30/2005 5:55:49 AM PST by oceanperch (LOOKIE LOOKIE WE UPDATED OUR PROFILE PAGE/LINKS!)
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To: SamAdams76; Nataku X

Have you all ever read "The Schwarzbein Principle"?

Becky


46 posted on 03/30/2005 6:04:09 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain (Don't be afraid to try: Remember, the ark was built by amateur's, and the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: Nataku X

BTW my self esteem is not invested in my vanity but my work and single for life so that doesn't come up.

I dress so as not to be offensive to the public and with taste. Ulla Popkin gets alot of my business.
It is the health issues that concern me the most.


47 posted on 03/30/2005 6:05:39 AM PST by oceanperch (LOOKIE LOOKIE WE UPDATED OUR PROFILE PAGE/LINKS!)
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To: cleo1939

My friend's wife is from Thailand.....oh boy can she
cook!!!!! She uses a lot of cilantro,basil and lime and some hot hot chili peppers....When I'm invited over for dinner I make sure I starve myself so I can continue to clean my plate, have seconds and then that delish rice in bananna leaf with coconut milk dessert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 03/30/2005 6:33:11 AM PST by geege
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To: Poohbah

But that new thing from BK looks awfully tasty...


49 posted on 03/30/2005 7:06:47 AM PST by hchutch ("But, Rally, they're SMOKE GRENADES.")
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To: hershey

The entire recent Burger King commercial blitz is offensive, brash, rude, and tasteless. Nonstop T and A, idiotic jingles. It's scary, and they don't seem to be selling food.

Hey, the guy from Hootie & The Blowfish needs a job too!


50 posted on 03/30/2005 9:05:29 AM PST by kaktuskid
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