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Romney hires openly gay spokeman
American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon

Posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

Provided courtesy of DefendtheNaturalFamily.com

americanvisionnews.com

Joel McDurmon

MetroWeekly.com is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal:

Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation.

Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day be able to marry his partner, Matt Lashey. The couple has been together 10 years. . . .

Andrew Sullivan, who had endorsed Obama’s 2008 run, wrote of the news, “For Romney to have an openly gay spokesman is a real outreach to gay Republicans, a subtle signal to moderates, and the Santorum faction’s reaction will be worth noting.”

Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages.

At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book, which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.”

Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added several times, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.”

The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although he protested the decision behind the scenes, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post.

HuffPost has noted that since the choice, Grenell has scrubbed his Twitter account and website of offensive material...

Read this story at americanvisionnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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To: EternalVigilance

Operation “Shake the Etch-A-Sketch” has begun.


401 posted on 04/24/2012 5:17:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I have no idea what you’re talking about.


402 posted on 04/24/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('A man with God is always in the majority.' -- John Knox)
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To: BuffaloJack

The term is “homosexualist”.


403 posted on 04/24/2012 5:19:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: VictoryGal

More precisely,” I am whatever you need me to be to vote for me.”


404 posted on 04/24/2012 5:21:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: concerned about politics

When liberals say “Tolerance”, it is just them telling us we have to compromise because they aren’t going to change.


405 posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat; xzins; wagglebee; wmfights
And those that do their damnedest to get the perfect? candidate at the expense of winning the Presidency are doomed to see the US disappear in the next 4 years.

Newt is not the perfect candidate, but I would crawl on broken glass for a mile to vote for Newt over either Romney or Obama.

Not only is Romney NOT the "perfect" candidate, but he is more liberal than Clinton and Kerry and is probably liberal on a par with both Obama and Gore.

Romney will be a disasterous candidate. Our only hope is to galvanize those who identify with the Tea Party and true constitutional conservatives and vote for the Conservative party candidate.

Have you noticed that Romney is not even pretending to be trying to win conservatives to his side. He is mainly going after the same people who voted for Obama in 2008. IOW if he is elected President, it is liberals and other idiots who will be the ones whose vote puts him over the top. Sure he will get some conservative votes, but not because he cares about them, but because he thinks they will vote for him because he has a "R" next to his name.

406 posted on 04/24/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Magnum44

I’ll take that as a “no”.

Would you receive a blood transfusion from a random homosexual of your blood type?


407 posted on 04/24/2012 5:26:29 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: concerned about politics

If they kept it in their bedrooms instead of hijacking education with gay BS, if they didn’t have naked pride parades in public, if they didn’t have gay groups at work, if they weren’t trying to redefine marriage to something it’s NEVER been, if they were not hooking up for anonymous sex in public parks, then there would be no problem.

I have no idea what country you are living in.


408 posted on 04/24/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: concerned about politics

Just fyi, my last response was really towards the person you were responding to.


409 posted on 04/24/2012 5:30:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

I sincerely doubt it really bothers you because you are still posting on stupid.


410 posted on 04/24/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat; P-Marlowe; xzins; wagglebee; wmfights

Virgil Goode is a lifelong conservative with a higher conservative rating than anyone who ran this year.

He is the Constitution Party candidate. He is a way to vote and maintain integrity.

A vote for Romney is a vote for the demise of America.

If Newt gets out, then Goode is Best.


411 posted on 04/24/2012 5:37:20 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: cripplecreek

And that is possible because he isn’t an activist, militant homosexual. Blatantly requiring total societal acceptance and adulation. And many are not activist/militant, but also note many do not mind the gay activists pushing the boundaries for all gays.


412 posted on 04/24/2012 5:38:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

I forwarded your request to be banned upward. I want you to feel relieved from this lynching.


413 posted on 04/24/2012 5:40:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: tumblindice

Grenell’s hiring is an attack on the “pro-family community” because “the homosexual agenda” represents the single greatest threat to religious liberty in America today”... and is a “big gain for the homosexual lobby.”

This appointment of a gay activist to Romney should surprise no-one. They were all warned...and there will be more to come as well. And Romney’s not even in office yet! Just wait if he gets this....he’s already showing his “Obama Colors”.....and I bet money people will still vote for either of these creeps!


414 posted on 04/24/2012 5:43:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: Magnum44

What about God’s rights being violated? He’s clearly against homosexuality. You say you care about God, what about these people publicly flaunting their behavior that you know violates God’s law? They are violating His law, don’t you care they are shoving their disrespect in His face? Especially when they do it in the street, or demand the state declare their sin a “right”?


415 posted on 04/24/2012 5:45:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: trisham

What? You chime in to chastise me when your not spoken to then you cant trace back 2 posts?


416 posted on 04/24/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: P-Marlowe
Romney is not even pretending to be trying to win conservatives to his side. He is mainly going after the same people who voted for Obama in 2008.

If he wins this Presidential race...folks are going to be fully surprised who should have known better than to support this creep Romney....he's as vile as Obama and showing his Obama 'colors' with this appointment....imagine when he starts voting Scotus!

417 posted on 04/24/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: trisham
It must be difficult for someone like you to deal with the average poster here.

I find it difficult. :o)

418 posted on 04/24/2012 5:51:04 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: Secret Agent Man
I forwarded your request

Much appreciated

419 posted on 04/24/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Same reason it has always been - blackmail. People of questionable character and behaviors are always a higher security risk. I would know.


420 posted on 04/24/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes, we are to judge others, just not hypocritically.


421 posted on 04/24/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Hmmmm...at this point what does it really matter what I think? The mob ruled.

But as if you actually cared what I think, of course I agree with what you say. I still dont think its an excuse to let Obama win another term. I will fight each battle at the right time and the right place. This battle should be fought between now and the convention, and then not again until after November. My gut tells me we have already lost the battle before the convention, thats all.


422 posted on 04/24/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

How do they know unless the person says they are gay? Do you think churches ask that question before you can sit down?

Further it’s a stupid comparison as typical church members are not hired workers.


423 posted on 04/24/2012 5:59:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

A non-vote means you do not approve of either candidate. If necessary I will write-in who I want.


424 posted on 04/24/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: xzins
“A vote for Romney is a vote for the demise of America.”

He is not my choice but to vote for the black guy or no one (same thing) is to lead us into a socialist government. we may end up there anyway but not because of Mitt (AFAICT).

Do you know how many years it has taken 0 and his socialist buddies to get us to this point? Try since Roosevelt 1 in the 30s.

On our way to a better tomorrow.

425 posted on 04/24/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Exactly. God’s word is so clear when it is not cherry-picked and taken out of context to further a false premise.


426 posted on 04/24/2012 6:07:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

If what you believe and advocate is something that takes this country down, or helps to, then your service means nothing to me.


427 posted on 04/24/2012 6:09:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And I am in the camp that believes that is a vote “thrown away”. More so, I believe that its a cowards way out to chose an unattainable solution, avoiding the two possible realities and then bitching and whining at the outcome regardless. No third party will win this election. So the choices are limited and simple. Obama or the GOP candidate. I sincerely wish all the best of luck in a brokered convention, but do I believe it will happen? I dont think so. Great if it does, but if its Mitt, so be it. Better than the magic (noun edited for pc police).

We have a long way to go to reclaim the electoral process from the party elite. But that discussion can be for another day.


428 posted on 04/24/2012 6:12:12 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

You read something into that verse that is not there.

They are not to associate with unrepentant sinners. There is no implication in the verse they can’t ever change. But until they say they have changed and come back to the church and satisfy the minister they are genuinely repentant, it is for the safety and integrity of the church not to have them in the church body because they will not be doing anything good there.


429 posted on 04/24/2012 6:14:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: trisham

Again you take scripture out of context. There is no sin in judging righteous judgment. There IS sin in judging others hypocritically. Jesus caution is to judge, but judge righteously. Not ‘do not ever judge anyone else ever’.


430 posted on 04/24/2012 6:16:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You know nothing about me, my service, or daily sacrifices for this nation.

The total lack of civility on this topic shows me my service means nothing to you. Might as well call me a baby killer.


431 posted on 04/24/2012 6:18:53 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

Don’t complaint others are correcting your distorted use of scripture and trying to point out your error. If you don’t want to be corrected, don’t preach yourself - you brought it on yourself.


432 posted on 04/24/2012 6:19:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: xzins

No study ever has shown it to be, any way they try to look at it.


433 posted on 04/24/2012 6:20:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

Well, when you are relieved, I will be relieved, too.


434 posted on 04/24/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

Again, if you are for promoting beliefs and positions that work to damage or destroy this country, your service means nothing. Notice it is a conditional statement.


435 posted on 04/24/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Dont kid yourself, you enjoy coming back and sticking the needle in and twisting it as much as some others have here. Good Christians behavior.


436 posted on 04/24/2012 6:30:29 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well spoken.

As in the day of Lot, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.

I have a great cloud of witnesses that are, and will be watching my family, NOT vote for this agenda...EVER.


437 posted on 04/24/2012 6:30:33 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Magnum44

Ummm....have you read your own posts?!? Mr. Twister?


438 posted on 04/24/2012 6:33:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Magnum44

I’m hardly going to take biblical advice from a guy who bases his viewpoints on exclusively taking scripture put of context.


439 posted on 04/24/2012 6:36:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; Magnum44

“A non-vote means you do not approve of either candidate. If necessary I will write-in who I want.”

This time yesterday...I was with Magnum.

But this is the last straw for me. Now I’m with Secret Agent Man.

This has gone beyond tolerance....adoption agencies are closing. They will sue churches and demand they perform ceremonies. They are working on their curriculum for our children.

I am a christian first.
I will teach my children the true definition of marriage and family.

If Mitt want’s to play footsie with this group, then so be it.


440 posted on 04/24/2012 6:52:58 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

Here’s the problem, and you personally figured it out today.

The anyone but Obama people will vote mitt, no matter what. This means there is NOTHING mitt can do, however bad, to lose the vote of these people.

I say there is.

If you ask these people, what is the one thing mitt could do that would make you not vote for him, these people would say “nothing” because their logic is ABO. This is zero tolerance thinking being passed off as a political philosophy.


441 posted on 04/24/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

and the troubling thing is....since Mitt has figured this out, what do his instincts tell him?

Well..he announced this even before his VP announcement?

It’s like flipping the bird to all the people he has been courting for the past year.

Etch-a-sketch is right!


442 posted on 04/24/2012 7:29:07 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Magnum44

I hope not; but I can be forceful in presenting what I know to be true.


443 posted on 04/24/2012 7:31:48 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
Taken in that context should Jesus never have spent time with prostitutes?

GOOD character gets corrupted: not GOD character...

444 posted on 04/24/2012 7:34:05 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
Taken in that context should Jesus never have spent time with prostitutes?

SS guys should have said they were telling the ladies, "Go and sin no more."

445 posted on 04/24/2012 7:34:44 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
I am getting enough preaching.

One can NEVER get enough preaching.

What you are getting is REBUKED, and NOBODY likes that; but it is definitely a scriptural thing to do at times.

446 posted on 04/24/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
I have none except that I dont like being seated next to a Mormon missionary on long flights...its torture.

I'll take 'im!

Guess who be doing the 'torture' then!

447 posted on 04/24/2012 7:37:45 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
I have never heard the multiple “Gods” version of Mormonism and that sounds like some splinter group.

Nope; it's right there in 'mainstream' MORMONism's 'scripture: D&C 132.

Here; hear a favorite hymn of the 'church'...


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Praise to the Man!
 
 
 
Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus annointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

Chorus
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.

Praise to his mem'ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assasins,
Plead unto heav'n while the earth lauds his fame.

Chorus
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.


Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.
Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
Faithful and true he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

Chorus
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.


Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know 'Brother Joseph' again.

Chorus
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.


448 posted on 04/24/2012 7:39:48 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
I will let any Mormon Freepers defend their faith.

Good luck with THAT!

They spew and fizz because we ANTIs (as we are lovingly called) actually have the audacity to post things that come directly from MORMONism's publishing house.

449 posted on 04/24/2012 7:41:15 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Secret Agent Man
BINGO!


When liberals say “Tolerance”, it is just them telling us we have to compromise because they aren’t going to change.

450 posted on 04/24/2012 7:44:09 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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