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After Thwarted Attack, Question Is ‘Why Portland?’
New York Times ^ | November 28, 2010 | BETH SLOVIC

Posted on 11/29/2010 5:18:38 AM PST by reaganaut1

Edited on 11/29/2010 5:49:26 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

But on Sunday, two days after federal law enforcement officials arrested Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, and accused him of plotting to bomb the square during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, it was more subdued.

Workers were preparing the brick-covered plaza for the 15th annual Holiday Ale Festival that starts on Wednesday. Private security officers patrolled the area. And visitors were still puzzled by the news of the plot.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihadinamerica; muslimamericans; portland; portlandor; targets
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Muslim terrorists attack in cities, so they can kill many people. Liberal city-dwellers ought to think about that.

Why don't we ban immigration from Somalia? Why do we need more Somalis in the U.S.?

1 posted on 11/29/2010 5:18:40 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Why? They hate us and ten years later, liberals still don’t get it.


2 posted on 11/29/2010 5:19:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: reaganaut1
‘Why Portland?’

Yea. Us hip urban liberal types are their friends; helping them to bring down those those redneck rural Christian types. Why would they attack us?

3 posted on 11/29/2010 5:21:49 AM PST by Minn
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To: reaganaut1

Why does the NEW YORK TIMES support al Qaeda and terrorists?


4 posted on 11/29/2010 5:23:13 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: reaganaut1
But, but, but...we're a bunch of spineless dhimmis.

Why oh why would the moslems want to hurt us?

5 posted on 11/29/2010 5:23:39 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: goldstategop

Islamic terrorists hate homosexuals....Portland could be targeted because of it’s high concentration of gays..

http://www.gayrightswatch.com/2006/11/seattle-2nd-gayest-city-in-us-portland.html


6 posted on 11/29/2010 5:24:49 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: reaganaut1
I'll bet you that this kid "followed" the DC snipers (Mohammed and Malvo) over the years since Portland was one of their bases for a long time.

I'm sure the Portland papers carried any news of the snipers and Malvo was even interviewed not long ago.

7 posted on 11/29/2010 5:25:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: reaganaut1

Duh. Because they hate America fools.


8 posted on 11/29/2010 5:27:38 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: reaganaut1
“Who would want to bomb here?” ... “I was astounded.”

LOL - sorry liberal trash, MUSLIMS would want to bomb there - how you cannot see that points to a delusional state of cognitive dissonance

In response to the thwarted plot, Mayor Sam Adams has floated the idea of cooperating more fully with federal law enforcement agencies.

I think that the "Federal authorities" ought to let you stew.

In 2005, the Portland City Council passed an ordinance that put conditions on the city’s continued participation in the F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force

You asked for it you got it.

officials said they were also concerned about the safety of Portland’s Muslim population. The police authorized additional patrols around Muslim community centers,

LOL Yeah, thats it! Protect the muslims and grope the grandmothers! Brilliant!!

9 posted on 11/29/2010 5:28:04 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: reaganaut1

Here is why Portland:

“City officials said they were also concerned about the safety of Portland’s Muslim population. The police authorized additional patrols around Muslim community centers, said Sgt. Peter Simpson, a police spokesman. “


10 posted on 11/29/2010 5:28:07 AM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: reaganaut1
“Who would want to bomb here?”

Being a sanctuary city for illegals wouldn't have anything to do with it, right?

11 posted on 11/29/2010 5:29:05 AM PST by Wizdum
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To: reaganaut1

He lived near Portland


12 posted on 11/29/2010 5:29:11 AM PST by babble-on
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To: reaganaut1

Liberals invite this sort of thing.


13 posted on 11/29/2010 5:31:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: reaganaut1

Well let’s see now, Fox News is reporting that Portland had refused to cooperate with the new Homeland Security programs Obama has instituted, the programs are VOLUNTARY kinda like Income Tax, one of Voluntary Compliance. So the FBI picked Portland before they recruited this guy, pretty simple huh. This is and was a FUND RAISER for the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT in an effort to exert their control over a city in a sovereign state. This is typical behavior when you refuse to volunteer to go along with a voluntary program handed down by the Federal Government.


14 posted on 11/29/2010 5:31:41 AM PST by eyeamok
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“Who would want to bomb here?” said Naoki Hirai

Ugggh, people don't seem to get it. They don't care. About anything.

15 posted on 11/29/2010 5:32:01 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Minn

16 posted on 11/29/2010 5:32:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: reaganaut1
I think its about time a lot of cities “RETHINK”their views on terrorists.
I have told the wife, thank God these guys are not as sophisticated as the terrorists portrayed on TV show “24” but they have time on thier side and they will get their detonation problems solved and there will be some who dont sign up with “sting” operations. Americans will did while we PC ourselves to death.
The guy who was mayor five years ago said they dropped out of the Federal Terror Watch network out of concerns for Civil Rights.I guess if a van loaded with six 55 gallon barrels of something blew up in your town square and killed several thousand people you might want to re-assess your position eh dhimmi?
17 posted on 11/29/2010 5:32:58 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: reaganaut1

Why Portland?

Because you’re stupid liberals and you invited terrrorists into your home. Throughout the 1990s you were cheering on ecofascist terrorists, who bombed car dealerships, agricultural research centers and universities.

Now you have terrorists who don’t believe in bombing the same targets as liberal fascists do. Live with it or fix it, liberal scum.


18 posted on 11/29/2010 5:33:02 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: reaganaut1
Portland provides an environment where women can pursue their education and take up challenging careers.
Portland is a city which recognizes the contributions made by our gay and lesbian citizens.
Portland embraces diversity and welcomes people from many different religious backgrounds.

Muslims hate all of that stuff. It's no surprise they would want to destroy Portland.

19 posted on 11/29/2010 5:33:15 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: reaganaut1

Portland refused to participate with the FBI’s JTTF...

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/11/politically-correct-portland-rejected-feds-who-saved-city-terrori?


20 posted on 11/29/2010 5:33:19 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

They viscerally believe that being anti-Christian will protect them from Muslim terrorists.


21 posted on 11/29/2010 5:34:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: reaganaut1
At a news conference outside City Hall attended by the mayor and Muslim leaders, Kayse Jama, executive director of Portland’s Center for Intercultural Organizing, condemned the bombing attempt. “We left Somalia because of war,” Mr. Jama said, “and we would like to live in peace.”

Since the early 1980s, "intercultural" and "multicultural" on and around college campuses have been synonomous with "dhimmitude".

22 posted on 11/29/2010 5:34:08 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: reaganaut1

Isn’t Portland where the wannabe bomber lived?


23 posted on 11/29/2010 5:35:12 AM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: reaganaut1

“Who would want to kill us? I mean we’re all communists and anarchists here. We all hate America and Judaeo Christian ethics. I mean something’s wrong here. We’re all playing on the same anti-American team here. I just don’t understand!!”


24 posted on 11/29/2010 5:36:00 AM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: reaganaut1

“In the meantime, we need to make sure innocent people aren’t blamed or victimized.”

Innocent Muslims!?


25 posted on 11/29/2010 5:36:39 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: reaganaut1
Why Portland? Portland was targeted because it is a white dominated city full of white libtards that pride themselves on inclusiveness and diversity with the resulting suspension of survival and common sense. It's easy pickin’s for a predator..
26 posted on 11/29/2010 5:37:06 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: reaganaut1

Muslim terrorist attack the weakest cities. I was appalled by the reaction from the people there. The muslims KNOW there is no fight in liberals whatsoever, so they are easy marks.


27 posted on 11/29/2010 5:37:17 AM PST by panthermom
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To: reaganaut1

“Who would want to bomb here?”............................... Duhh, criminals, crusaders and crazies.


28 posted on 11/29/2010 5:37:49 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Yeah, you know, those Muslims that publicly reject the idea of violent jihad and killing or enslaving every infidel on the planet until everywhere in the world conforms to Sharia law.

Yeah, those Muslims.


29 posted on 11/29/2010 5:38:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: babble-on

THAT is the first hing I thought of. If he lived near Branson, MO, he would try to attack it.


30 posted on 11/29/2010 5:38:38 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: reaganaut1
City officials said they were also concerned about the safety of Portland’s Muslim population.

Maybe they should be more concerned about the non-Muslim population? A little fear amongst the Muzzies would probably be a good thing.

ML/NJ

31 posted on 11/29/2010 5:41:06 AM PST by ml/nj
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“Who would want to bomb here?”

That, in a nutshell, crystallizes what is wrong with liberalism today, and why some Americans will pay the ultimate price for it.


32 posted on 11/29/2010 5:42:26 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Scratch a “progressive” and a fascist bleeds)
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To: goldstategop

Sssshhh. Quiet please.

I think we’re intruding upon the aftermath of a mass Liberal Mugging.

Stand by for the conversion of at least some of ‘em to conservatives. As for the rest — we’ve got their attention anyway.


33 posted on 11/29/2010 5:43:00 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Minn
Many other American cities ~ with millions of people ~ have paid a heavy penalty for the bizarre coddling of terrorists that goes on in Portland.

John Mohamad had the DC area shut down for weeks with his random attacks ~ and he was from Portland. Even after 9/11 the former mayor Vera Katz regularly placed roadblocks in the way of authorities investigating the involvement of Portland's substantial Moslem community in 9/11 and other terroristic situations.

34 posted on 11/29/2010 5:45:42 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: reaganaut1

They’re all over central Minnesota....the local Uffda population blames Catholic Charities.


35 posted on 11/29/2010 5:46:54 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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“Who would want to bomb here?” said Naoki Hirai, a 29-year-old from Japan who is a graduate student at Portland State University.

Why Naoki, a nut-job moon-god cultist. Just because you are in one of the most liberal multicultural kumbaya enclaves in the United States doesn't protect you from the jihadis. In fact they probably hate you even more for all the bend-over acceptance.

37 posted on 11/29/2010 5:48:46 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Wrong question.

Why attack Americans lighting a Christmas tree?

(Cockroaches hate The Light)


38 posted on 11/29/2010 5:48:59 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 677 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Minn

Why Portland, why New York, why LA, why ANYWHERE?

Stupid people, jihadis hate us and want to kill us, ALL of us.

It doesn’t matter, liberal, conservative, Christian, Jew, black, white, man, woman, child.

Convert or die, that is the aim of global Jihad.

WAKE UP PEOPLE! (Not freepers, of course, we are amoung the few who are awake.)


39 posted on 11/29/2010 5:49:33 AM PST by jocon307
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To: reaganaut1
Why don't we ban immigration from Somalia? Why do we need more Somalis in the U.S.?

By and large, allowing Somalis into the country seems to be akin to letting a rabid dog live in your house.

40 posted on 11/29/2010 5:49:57 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Last week, I pulled into a NJ Turnpike service area. On the base of one of the parking lot lights was printed with a paint pen the word “MALVO”. The last letter had a cross thru the middle, imitating a telescopic lens.
41 posted on 11/29/2010 5:49:57 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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Why don't we ban immigration from Somalia? Why do we need more Somalis in the U.S.?

By and large, allowing Somalis into the country seems to be akin to letting a rabid dog live in your house.

42 posted on 11/29/2010 5:50:01 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Liberals invite this sort of thing.

The Muzzies are going after the weak spots, the soft underbelly. Portland and Seattle are both up near the top of the list. It cracks me up when I hear New Yorkers claim to be bad asses. How many times have they been hit? Funny, down here in redneck land of SE Tennessee, where most of the population is armed to the teeth, I don't recall ever hearing about a terrorist attack, or even a plot for that matter......

43 posted on 11/29/2010 5:50:58 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Rummyfan

In a determination letter to Congress, President Barack Obama has announced
that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – - mostly from Islamic
countries – - to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011.

Over 15,000 will come from Africa – - most from Somalia.

The increase in Somali immigrants, according to Mr. Obama, “is justified by
humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.”

The actual number of Somalis have been resettled in the United States during
the past two decades remains a matter of conjecture, since reports to
Congress from the Office of Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS)
were not filed before 1993... -(read more) http://www.desertconservative.com/2010/11/02/selective-immigration-practiced-by-obama-administration-must-be-stopped/


44 posted on 11/29/2010 5:54:48 AM PST by WVKayaker (Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.)
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To: reaganaut1

Exclusive: Small Town America Transformed By Somali Migrants
Paul Williams, PhD

Newly arrived Somali immigrants have transformed small towns and cities throughout the United States into tuulas (Somali villages).

The process is underway in such places as Lewiston, Maine; Shelbyville, Tennessee, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Clarkston,Georgia, and Jamestown, North Dakota.

The Jamestown Sun reports that 400 Somalis have applied for public housing in the past four months.

The Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kansas and nearby small towns have created the Somali Community Center of Southwest Kansas in order to tap into public welfare programs. Within this section of the heartland, white Christians have become the minority.

In East San Diego, the newly arrived Somalis have created a Little Mogadishu. The streets are lined with Somali stores, shops, and mosques. In the midst of this ethnic enclave stands the Iftin Charter School, where K-8 students are introduced to Arabic. 99% of the student population is Somali; Arabs constitute the remaining 1%.

The American Somalis now display the highest unemployment and poverty rates in the country. They also remain the least educated. According to Andrew Liepman, the deputy director of intelligence at the National Counterterrorism Center, Somali-Americans face “greater insularity compared to other, more integrated Muslim immigrant communities, [which] has aggravated the challenge of assimilation for their children.”

This problem is crystallized by the present situation is Lewiston, Maine, where African Muslims, many from the Bantu tribe, began arriving in 2001 at the rate of 100 a month.

Mohammed Maye, the president of the African Community and Refugee Center in Clarkston, Georgia posted a map of Lewiston on the wall of his office. “Go to Maine,” he advised the Somali immigrants. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the president of the Somali Community Development Organization in Clarkston, upheld this advice by telling his fellow countrymen that, unlike Georgia, Maine has terribly cold winters, but “the welfare system is better.”

Lewiston, indeed, was better. The small town in Maine with a population of 30,000 provided welfare to anyone in need, with the state picking up half the tab. Recipients, including the Muslim refugees, were allowed a generous five years of assistance before their benefits became terminated, and extensions for several additional years on the public dole were not difficult to obtain. Single parents could stay on welfare and go to college.

Public housing was also available, although, with the influx of Somalis, the housing projects became packed to capacity. Many of the new project dwellers were single Somali mothers with large broods of children. Those who are unable to obtain public housing were handed Section 8 vouchers, which the federal government provided to subsidize their rent in private apartments. The northern city with its frigid climate became welfare heaven for the arrivals from the vast desert areas of northern Africa.

The newcomers have shown scant interest in securing employment. When Renee Bernier, the president of the Lewiston city council, offered to hire 30 Somalis at the rate of $8 to $10 an hour to hold warning signs at construction sites, few displayed interest. The handful, who did apply, said that they were only willing to work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Somali population of Lewiston now exceeds 40,000. -http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6756/pub_detail.asp


45 posted on 11/29/2010 5:56:47 AM PST by WVKayaker (Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

First Lady Michelle Obama holds a vegetable grown by Somali immigrant Khadija Musame. center, as Musame's friend Bilal Muya helps interpret at the New Roots Community Farm Thursday April 15, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
46 posted on 11/29/2010 5:59:30 AM PST by WVKayaker (Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.)
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To: reaganaut1

Because Porkland is part of the Dar al-Harb and not ruled by sharia!


47 posted on 11/29/2010 6:00:13 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Anima Mundi
"“City officials said they were also concerned about the safety of Portland’s Muslim population. The police authorized additional patrols around Muslim community centers, said Sgt. Peter Simpson, a police spokesman."

Pitty he didn't have the additional patrols around a day earlier............then he would have caught the miscreants who set the fire.....

Better yet....would have preserved the records at the mosque.

48 posted on 11/29/2010 6:02:46 AM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: spokeshave

You can bet your ass that the one[s] who set fire to the mosque, as the old saying goes”knew my dog because a stranger can’t get in”.

In other words, it was an inside job.


49 posted on 11/29/2010 6:12:50 AM PST by sport
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To: eyeamok

You’re still mad at the federal government for ignoring your repeated calls to eliminate the sales tax on tinfoil, aren’t you?


50 posted on 11/29/2010 6:15:35 AM PST by wideawake
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