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Todd Akin reaffirms decision to stay in the Senate race
Wapost ^ | 8/21/12 | Nia-Malika Henderson

Posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton

Rep. Todd Akin, the embattled Senate candidate who used the phrase “legitimate rape” in talking about abortion and pregnancy, said Tuesday afternoon that he would stick to his decision to remain in the race.

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KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; mo2012; senatorakin; traitorakin
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To: Uncle Slayton

Get out now you egotistical buffoon. You will lose bigtime and drag many more down with you scumbag. Run your ignorant piehole all you want but there is no way to squirm out of your stupidity and future loss.


101 posted on 08/21/2012 11:18:35 AM PDT by soycd
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To: PhxTM06

He has a masters in divinity studies. Beyond that i don’t see much education in his background. That probably explains why Huck loves him so much.


102 posted on 08/21/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: PhxTM06

“Also, please try and explain the second part of his comment.”

“the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Can’t explain that. I’m not a doctor but know how the female body works. :-)


103 posted on 08/21/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: lodi90

No worries, people like UncleSlayton will take pride in voting for an “ideologically pure candidate”, all while essentially sending an avowed abortionist back to the Senate as a result, but hey, they’ll sleep better at night for it.


104 posted on 08/21/2012 11:19:48 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Red Steel
Overtime, the Dims will likely overplay their hands about Akin's remark and they will suffer a boomerang effect against them as Akin's repeatedly apologizes for his misspeak.

Wishful thinking. That same kind of thinking is the ONLY reason Dingy Harry is still Senate Leader. Todd Akin meet Sharron Angle.

105 posted on 08/21/2012 11:20:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: randita

Not only that but I think the Missouri Secretary of State has a say in the matter and could muddy the waters. Not that Robin Carnahan would ever use her office to do something like that. </sarcasm>


106 posted on 08/21/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: wyowolf
Awesome!!! its so great that he thinks so much of himself to screw everyone else.... thanks !!

Get off your high horse.

He won the primary and is still (post comments) ahead of McCaskill. If he's ahead now, with all the media firestorm, he'll be way ahead in November once things have simmered down. Don't buy the RINO garbage.

107 posted on 08/21/2012 11:20:30 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Ingtar

“That is what is on his Facebook page today, by the way.”

I didn’t know that but just as soon as I read his statement I knew exactly what he was trying to say.


108 posted on 08/21/2012 11:21:02 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: PhxTM06
She knew he was a chump from the beginning, what’s it say about certain posters here who still can’t see it.

I'm more worried about posters like you not seeing, or realizing, that this was a contrived incident.

109 posted on 08/21/2012 11:21:14 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

“which increases the risk of miscarriage. “

You do understand that pregnancy generally comes before a miscarriage......or how do things work in your world?


110 posted on 08/21/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06

agreed!


111 posted on 08/21/2012 11:22:08 AM PDT by Orlando (The Father Rights Support Romney/Ryan...)
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To: StAnDeliver

“Have Steelman do a Murkowski.”

It won’t work. It worked for Murkowski & Lieberman because they had both been Senators FOR YEARS.

And I don’t think either ran in a pres. year (Maybe lieberman did). In a pres. year running a 3rd party candidate really risks getting McCaskill re-elected.

Better to let this schmuck stay on the ticket and HOPE Romney’s got enough coattails to carry him across.

It’s either that or the party goes to court tomorrow to try and dislodge him against his will. But I’m not sure they would even have standing to do that.

He’s really a prideful, despicable pig. And if Huckabee is still supporting him, so is he.


112 posted on 08/21/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: philman_36

Also, if you looked a little deeper, you’d find that studies show that about 10-15% of pregnancies due to rape result in a miscarriage.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8765248


113 posted on 08/21/2012 11:23:11 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Uncle Slayton

No, he is falling for democrat money and democrat trolls.


114 posted on 08/21/2012 11:23:30 AM PDT by soycd
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To: listenhillary

Senate seats were historically appointments by state legislatures and/or governors.


115 posted on 08/21/2012 11:23:40 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Akin’s will be the zombie candidacy of 2012.


116 posted on 08/21/2012 11:24:30 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Alter Kaker
He won the primary and is still (post comments) ahead of McCaskill.

Ahead where? In a PPP poll that oversampled Republicans by eight points in order to keep him in the race?

Set aside Akin's appeal to the pro-life voter (and I'm one of them, in Ohio); his complete and utter stupidity in letting the words he spoke pass through his lips is enough to disqualify him for office. He should use his Master's in Divinity to preach, and get the h*ll out of the race.

117 posted on 08/21/2012 11:24:40 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: PhxTM06

I think Mary’s right and YOU’RE wrong.

When a person is under attack your entire hormonal balance is completely changed, starting with the adrenal glands that regulate fight or flight. It is not far fetched that the odds of getting pregnant diminish when you’re under duress. Akin said it was RARE, which I agree with.

Now, I’ve seen you fervently, frothingly, posting on all these threads about Akin needing to go. He probably does at this point since there is no funding left but I believe everything needs to take a deep breath and evaluate what he actually said. He said it very poorly but he’s not necessarily wrong.


118 posted on 08/21/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Retired Greyhound

Like Biden? Like obama and his “57 states”. Talk about stupid.What you mean is ‘politically correct” right? And its ok to not be politically correct in saying that ‘Barack is articulate and CLEAN” That’s freedom of speech but we as republicrats can’t say a physiological provable fact? You’re kidding me right?


119 posted on 08/21/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT by marygonzo
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To: kabar

He may have won the primary fair and square, but he will lose because of his stupidity.

Control of the senate is the most important issue, not sticking to some antiquated notions of some of the short-sighted purists around here.

BTW, I’m no RINO, but I am a REALIST and above all a PRAGMATIST. I agree with Lombardi that winning isn’t every thing, its the only thing.


120 posted on 08/21/2012 11:26:12 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: mrsmith
So far, McCaskill hasn't fired one shot at Akin. In fact, she's working hard to prop him up.

The storm isn't going to blow over...it hasn't even begun. You can bet the McCaskill campaign has a trunk full of Akinisms that they will use all the way until election day...saving the best for last.

This guy is a momentum black hole.

121 posted on 08/21/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: soycd

The $2 million Claire McCaskill spent on pushing this dimwit across the finish line in the primaries was the most effective $2 million any candidate has ever spent.

Expect this to become a more frequent Dem strategy, picking out the dumbest Republican candidate, the one least able to stand up to scrutiny and most likely to make of fool of themselves and supporting them financially through the primaries.


122 posted on 08/21/2012 11:26:53 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06

This just shows the one issue voters would rather have a martyr to the cause than an electable candidate who would be a million times better for the unborn than McCaskill.

There is a real simple solution to all this. Akin steps aside and is replaced with a woman candidate. This issue would go away in a week. If he selfishly stays in this goes national and every GOP candidate will be carpet bombed with Akin’s comments until November.


123 posted on 08/21/2012 11:27:30 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Alter Kaker

There were 3 candidates in the Senate primary, and all 3 were beating McCaskill handily in head-to-head competitions, yes? This guy should step aside and let someone with a filter between their brain and mouth step in.


124 posted on 08/21/2012 11:27:50 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: mrsmith

“The winning act is to go on the attack quickly and that’s what I think he’ll do.”

Really? Because as of today he’s on TV saying: I know rape is very bad.

His stupid remark is not the only thing HE can talk about.

He’s toast, he’s too stupid to get his own foot out of his mouth, he won’t be able to get away from this remark, not for the rest of his political life. Which, if it survives the next few hours, might last until November. But I’ll be pretty surprised if it makes it past that.


125 posted on 08/21/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: mrs9x

There really is no way to force him out. He did win an election. If Claire ran ads for him, if it was snowy that day, if he tricked everyone, if his opponent got caught with a live boy or a dead woman. All that matters is the numbers. There really is no system for a party to force someone out that won that im aware of.

BUT, they can repudiate this dimwit and utterly disavow him and promise to marginalize him in every way they can. NO committes, his legislation gets nowhere, no cash, no assistance,,etc.

He is clearly too uneducated for the job, and is our version of Shiela Jackson Lee. She is a blathering idiot, but has the right skin color and mentality for her district. Akin is a divinity student who is great on abortion, but is otherwise a dim bulb. He is surfing that prolife position.

It would be better to have a prolifer with intelligence and accomplishments.


126 posted on 08/21/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: PhxTM06
that you’re not counting on is that a man who said something SO stupid, won’t say something equally stupid that will further hurt himself and the GOP.

It’s what stupid people do, stupidity is a habit, not a one-time isolated event and Akin is about as dumb as they come.

I don't always buy that silly meme. You certianly do let the media and Dems do your thinking. You want to change the thinking among the electorate? You don't fold over a dumb remark after the candidate has apologized, and let the enemy Dems set the agenda. If Akins left the Senate race the Dims would are still going to use his remark against the Rs. And Missouri is not O’Donnell's Delaware. The Missouri Senate election depends how Akin from here on out runs his campaign.

Here's a real bad habit. Repubs don't really know how to win but they certianly know how to lose. You guys are fragile porcelain always getting and looking to be broken.

127 posted on 08/21/2012 11:29:20 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jocon307; mrs smith

“not the only” should be “NOW the only”

One little word.....


128 posted on 08/21/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Tex-Con-Man

This. McCaskill has yet to start campaigning against this clown and he’s only up by a couple points.

Soon enough she’s going to unload both barrels into him hard and fast, and by the time the smoke clears, Akin won’t know what him, he’ll be down by double-digits and the same fools backing him now will still be saying “he’ll do it, he’ll turn it around, he’s a good Pro-life conservative after all, just like Sharron Angle and Ken Buck.”


129 posted on 08/21/2012 11:29:27 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06
“which increases the risk of miscarriage. “

Come on, now, don't take snippets of what I said.

A pregnant woman under stress, and having a baby from an act of rape has to be (I'm not a woman so that's opinion) stressful on a woman, produces higher levels of cortisol which increases the risk of miscarriage.

You do understand that pregnancy generally comes before a miscarriage...
Why, yes, I do.
See that first part? A pregnant woman under stress...
Pregnancy before miscarriage.

...or how do things work in your world?

Nice try. Try again.

130 posted on 08/21/2012 11:30:41 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Alter Kaker
and is still (post comments) ahead of McCaskill.

Oops.

Akin citing PPP R+9 push poll (PPP trap works on prideful 65-yr old sucker)

131 posted on 08/21/2012 11:31:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jocon307
"It’s either that or the party goes to court tomorrow to try and dislodge him against his will. But I’m not sure they would even have standing to do that."

There might be another way, but the Dems and Obama are so much better at it. Akin has been in politics a long time. The party should know where the bodies are buried. He could be approached and told he has until 5pm to withdraw or be hauled off in handcuffs (assuming there is anything to use).

132 posted on 08/21/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: spacejunkie2001

If Akin stays in the race and the GOP denies him the usual funding and resources then it will be THEIR fault if the seat is lost. I’d like to know just what cause they’re fighting for that makes it worth losing the Senate over.


133 posted on 08/21/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: lodi90
There is a real simple solution to all this. Akin steps aside and is replaced with a woman candidate.

If only there was someone who fit this bill and has a Tea Party-backed favorite in the primary...
134 posted on 08/21/2012 11:31:33 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: mrsmith

Don’t forget to itemize the DUmmy trolls that chime in to support a sure Republican loser.


135 posted on 08/21/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT by soycd
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
If he runs and the GOP wants to contest the seat, the GOP will get back behind him.

In other words, before too long, it will be, for Missouri voters:

ABM = Anyone But McCaskill

Akin does need to learn how to express himself more gracefully, particularly when it comes to extremely sensitive issues like rape and abortion. There is nothing wrong with his opposing all abortions (including those incident to rape), but he has no business using the words "legitimate" and "rape" close together in the same sentence. He knows that now.

136 posted on 08/21/2012 11:32:23 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: DesertRhino

I find it hard to believe that there are not provisions within the state party to allow for the forcible replacement of candidates, regardless of whether they won a primary.


137 posted on 08/21/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Red Steel

“Dims will likely overplay their hands about Akin’s remark and they will suffer a boomerang effect “

Yes, there’s been some of that already. R candidates just have to repudiate his first remarks to appear ‘moderate on women’s issues’. Which they’ve done- as he has himself.
That’s got to mess up the Dems’ ‘war on women’ strategy.

No more apologizing though, he has to go on the attack quickly.

( and wow! what a pity party is going on here...)


138 posted on 08/21/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Alter Kaker

So Ashcroft, Malkin, Coulter, Hannity, and Rush are all RINOs?


139 posted on 08/21/2012 11:33:19 AM PDT by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: Uncle Slayton

What an ego. He thinks he is the only pro-life Republican. He thinks no one can replace him to carry the torch to save the most innocent. What good is his pro-life position if he has just thrown the race to McCasKILL? It is all about him. What an arrogant *ss.

He threw the race. He is the 1919 Black Sox of politics.


140 posted on 08/21/2012 11:33:40 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: spacejunkie2001

I think both you and her have a poor understanding of science in general.

Heightened adrenal response does not shut down the reproductive organs. In some cases sexual responses are identified such as a woman becoming aroused during a rape to protect against damage to the inner lining of the vagina, even orgasm is entirely possible during a forced rape.

One only has to look at history and the many armies that raped and pillaged and left behind a nation of bastard children.

The science is also clear on there not being some magic way of the woman protecting against pregnancy as Akins insisted.

““If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”

Once again, why old male politicians shouldn’t comment on the female reproductive system, it rarely goes over well.


141 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:16 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: philman_36

Ever read about what happened in Berlin in the spring of ‘46? A lot of German women were having Russian babies. Guess they must not have read your study before they were raped.


142 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: lodi90
There is a real simple solution to all this. Akin steps aside and is replaced with a woman candidate.

So that's what your Republican party stands for? Crass, calculating gender or racial politics? My Republican party stands for letting the voters decide what candidate they want and expecting all appointed candidates to be chosen WITHOUT regard to gender or race.

This issue would go away in a week. If he selfishly stays in this goes national and every GOP candidate will be carpet bombed with Akin’s comments until November.

This "issue" of a few misspoken words has no substance to it and will be going away regardless. Romney selfishly keeping his tax returns private is the albatross around the GOP's neck that will destroy our chances of taking the White House for no good reason whatsoever.

143 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: DaveInDallas

If only the state GOPe didn’t hate that candidate with a passion.


144 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: PhxTM06

This dope makes Sharon Angle (whom I strongly supported) and Christine O’Donnell (whom I really didn’t care about) look like Margaret Thatcher & Gold Meir by comparison.


145 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: surrey
I’m listening to Rush and he says that this is the guy McCaskill wanted to run against

Yep.. and she actually contributed to his campaign. The best investment she ever made. Her campaign must've had some great intel about Akin... they called it exactly right. Much as I despise that witch McCaskill, I have to give her props for a brilliant strategic maneuver. I wish Repubs were as on their toes.

146 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: spacejunkie2001
I think Mary’s right and YOU’RE wrong.

Believing doesn't make it so.


147 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:56 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: mrsmith
Good. He’ll win.

Oh sure, he'll win all right.

He'll win... reelection for McCaskill. He'll win the Senate Majority for Harry Reid. He might even perform a hat trick and win the White House for Obama.

148 posted on 08/21/2012 11:36:21 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 76 days away.)
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To: lodi90

“Soon all his senior staff will be gone...”

Really, they should have quit en mass before now.


149 posted on 08/21/2012 11:36:30 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: gore_sux

Not to mention Allen West, the Tea Party as a whole, Ron Johnson, Sarah Palin.....this guy has united conservatives of every variant in telling him to just go away.


150 posted on 08/21/2012 11:36:39 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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