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Ann Coulter: 'Will of Allah' pre-empts Iraq invasion
TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, February 6, 2003 | by Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/05/2003 9:41:47 PM PST by JohnHuang2

I knew the media were up to something with their wall-to-wall coverage of the Columbia space shuttle explosion. The full story is: Shuttle disintegrated during re-entry; all astronauts killed, including some very remarkable people; very sad; NASA picking up the debris to figure out what happened. It was a plane crash story, only a lot more expensive. So why was the shuttle explosion being covered like the 9-11 terrorist attack?

A quick review of the Treason Times laid bare the objective. Monday's New York Times proclaimed: "As Iraq War Looms, a New Sense of Vulnerability." American hubris blunted again! The article went on to quote a series of random Americans saying things like, "Now I'm hearing a lot of people say if we go to war, we're going to endanger a lot more than seven lives." Another classic Times' Man on the Street said that it "reinforces my belief that we should find diplomatic solutions instead of threatening other countries with war."

The Times' Man on the Street always seems to be standing on a street suspiciously close to Central Park West. For one year, I don't believe the Times has managed to interview a single person who supports war with Iraq in a nation ablaze with war fever.

And now the shuttle had presented a new argument for appeasement. Warning, Great Satan: Your money and technology and little gadgets cannot insulate you from disaster! Breathless news accounts of the shuttle blast were merely a more demure version of Islamic terrorists cheering in the street in reaction to the explosion. If it didn't violate the "wall of separation," the Times likely would be exclaiming: "It was the will of Allah!"

The Gettysburg Address of liberal idiocy was a letter to the editor from a Jim Forbes of San Francisco two days after the crash. The Times titled his contribution to Liberalthink: "A Time of Mourning for Shattered Dreams: A Period of Healing." In full-dress sanctimony, Forbes wrote: "The loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven is a national tragedy. Time is needed for Americans to mourn. I hope that President Bush will do the right thing by slowing down his march to war and focusing instead on the healing that such a blow to national pride requires."

Here was the pithiest concentration of the multiple idiotic things liberals were saying about the space shuttle, the insincerity, the audacity, the smarminess – he even worked in "the healing process." How he must have polished that little gem! The idea that liberals feel the shuttle explosion was a tragedy is patent nonsense. They were jumping for joy at this new excuse to denounce the "march to war." The nation is marching to war at such breakneck speed, it will be two years from 9-11 before we attack.

Melancholy that their relentless nay-saying is having no effect on the president's plans for Iraq, New York Times columnists are now positing imaginary scenarios in which war with Iraq leads to a stock market crash and brings the nation to the brink of nuclear war. Nicholas Kristof has gone the Maureen Dowd route of using the op-ed page of the Times for a dream-sequence column. But instead of dreaming about Bush being retarded, Kristof dreams of catastrophe for America.

Kristof fantasized that, within the year, the North Koreans would be running riot through the Far East with their nukes. The column concluded with Bush apologizing to Secretary of State Colin Powell for invading Iraq. The strain of not having a Democrat in the Oval Office to create foreign policy disasters on his own is driving liberals to fevered fantasies of America's defeat someplace in the world.

In other appeasement news, former U.N. arms inspector Scott Ritter has completely vanished from the anti-war scene since news of his sex arrest broke. Three weeks ago, it was revealed that Ritter was caught soliciting sex from underage girls on the Internet in 2001. Until news of his arrest broke, the New York Times had been treating Ritter's reincarnation as a peacenik as the greatest act of patriotism since Justice Souter voted to uphold abortion on demand. It's now Day 17 and counting of the Times' refusal to mention Ritter's arrest. Though the peace movement lost Ritter, it seems to have picked up Jerry Springer. Perhaps Springer is hoping he can get Scott Ritter's wife on the show to confront Ritter and the underage girl.

But Ritter was a free-lance peacenik. At least the Times could count on stability and permanence from John Hartpence Kerry. Poor Kerry was just on the verge of figuring out whether he was for war with Iraq or against war with Iraq when he was told he hadn't figured out his own last name. Kerry was shocked to be told that, despite years of allowing himself to be passed off as an Irish Brahmin, both his paternal grandparents were Jewish and his real name is Kohn. Upon reflection, however, Kerry said there were signs he missed, such as his longtime, recently requited desire to marry a rich shiksa. And now Kerry will need time for the healing process. We must halt the march to war.


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Thursday, February 6, 2003

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1 posted on 02/05/2003 9:41:48 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

Ann Coulter MEGA PING!!


2 posted on 02/05/2003 9:42:26 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for the heads up!
3 posted on 02/05/2003 9:44:42 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: JohnHuang2
I wonder how young the little teeniebopper girlies were that Iraqi agents videotaped Ritter with?

Clearly, he is now acting 100% under Iraqi control.

My guess is blackmail, very easy to arrange for a horny middle aged perv with a "thing" for young girls.

4 posted on 02/05/2003 9:47:22 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Couldn't agree with you more.
5 posted on 02/05/2003 9:49:10 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Great article, thanks!

I adored the way she brought up Ritter and the way NYT's is quite obviously not mentioning something negative about him.

6 posted on 02/05/2003 9:52:25 PM PST by Tamzee (There are 10 types of people... those who read binary, and those who don't.)
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To: JohnHuang2
"The loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven is a national tragedy. Time is needed for Americans to mourn. I hope that President Bush will do the right thing by slowing down his march to war and focusing instead on the healing that such a blow to national pride requires." - at letter to the NYT editor by some fruit in San Francisco

It's depressing how many people there are in this country who think - more accurately, feel - that we need "healing" after the crash of a spacecraft. Yeah, it was a tragic event, but I didn't lose any sleep over it. But perhaps I'm just an insensitive Neanderthal, because I didn't have to go through a "healing" period after 9/11 either. After a couple hours of shocked silence, I immediately wanted the blood of Islamists everywhere.

7 posted on 02/05/2003 9:52:55 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: JohnHuang2
A.C.'s dry sense of humor shines through brilliantly in this piece.
8 posted on 02/05/2003 9:52:58 PM PST by Dr. Zoo
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To: JohnHuang2
"Another classic Times' Man on the Street said that it "reinforces my belief that we should find diplomatic solutions instead of threatening other countries with war."

Diplomacy is impossible without the threat of force to back it up.

9 posted on 02/05/2003 9:53:46 PM PST by blackbart.223
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
Ping for you, you'll like this article :)

Tammy
10 posted on 02/05/2003 9:53:51 PM PST by Tamzee (There are 10 types of people... those who read binary, and those who don't.)
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To: Dr. Zoo
A.C.'s dry sense of humor shines through brilliantly in this piece.

Nobody says it quite like Ann =^)

Evenin, Doc.

11 posted on 02/05/2003 9:55:32 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Tamsey
Welcome -- Ann Coulter is a favorite of mine
12 posted on 02/05/2003 9:56:28 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Ok, where is the mandatory pic?
13 posted on 02/05/2003 9:59:03 PM PST by wjcsux
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To: JohnHuang2
John Hartpence Kerry

Zing.

14 posted on 02/05/2003 9:59:37 PM PST by Nick Danger (Freeps Ahoy! Carribean cruise May 31... from $660 http://www.freeper.org)
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To: JohnHuang2
Ann Coulter Bump

15 posted on 02/05/2003 10:01:16 PM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: Mr. Mojo
"It's depressing how many people there are in this country who think - more accurately, feel - that we need "healing" after the crash of a spacecraft. Yeah, it was a tragic event, but I didn't lose any sleep over it."

My feelings exactly. It's sad for the 7 families involved, obviously. But why are there no nation-wide periods of mourning, flags at half mast, banner headlines, and mandatory "times of healing" called for everytime a military helicopter crashes near Fort Campbell, or servicemen are mercilessly gunned down by terrorists in Kuwait? Aren't our men and women in uniform--who are serving their country nobly and bravely--every bit as worthy of our honor and admiration as a handful of scientists? Or maybe...more so?
16 posted on 02/05/2003 10:01:38 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day
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To: JohnHuang2
And now the shuttle had presented a new argument for appeasement. Warning, Great Satan: Your money and technology and little gadgets cannot insulate you from disaster!

That's funny. I don't ever remember such a proposition being issued by the 'Great Satan'...............Daniel shouting, that's another thing.................

17 posted on 02/05/2003 10:01:46 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: wjcsux
;^)


18 posted on 02/05/2003 10:03:58 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Oh brother.

Behave yourself for once, will ya?
19 posted on 02/05/2003 10:06:48 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma
I'm trying! I'm trying! Sheesh! Okay, not really ;^)
20 posted on 02/05/2003 10:07:32 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: wjcsux
There's one at the very top of the thread, but why not another?


Ann's new book comes out in June! Last time I checked, it was #22 on Amazon! Let's make it #1 before it comes out!

21 posted on 02/05/2003 10:07:54 PM PST by Pyro7480 (+ Vive Jesus! (Live Jesus!) +)
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To: JohnHuang2
The Times' Man on the Street always seems to be standing on a street suspiciously close to Central Park West. For one year, I don't believe the Times has managed to interview a single person who supports war with Iraq in a nation ablaze with war fever.

Great stuff. I love it!

22 posted on 02/05/2003 10:11:41 PM PST by Dec31,1999 (France and Germany: The Axis of Appeasement)
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To: JohnHuang2
Tsk Tsk Tsk
23 posted on 02/05/2003 10:13:53 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: MNLDS
You hit the bullseye, amigo. I think it's because the space program has always been viewed as sacred here in the U.S. Certainly the lives of our astronauts are no more important than those of our military personnel. I think we blow it out of proportion because deaths of the former are such rare events, and they die exploring "the final frontier" ....which, as I noted, holds a sort of mystical significance for a lot of Americans. I'm just speculating, but I think that's the reason.
24 posted on 02/05/2003 10:14:01 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: JohnHuang2
It's now Day 17 and counting of the Times' refusal to mention Ritter's arrest.

Media bias? Naaaaah, ain't no such thing.

Great column! I love the way she dishes it out.

25 posted on 02/05/2003 10:16:19 PM PST by Rainbow Rising (I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.)
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To: All
The full story is: Shuttle disintegrated during re-entry;

Ann Coulter
26 posted on 02/05/2003 10:17:57 PM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: JohnHuang2
U da MAN!!!

Gotta have a picture of the most beautiful conservative to go with her excellently analyzed article.

I didn't lose any sleep over the space shuttle either.

There are risks in space travel, death and the loss of a billion dollar spacecraft are two of them.

They served their respective countries admirably, and we mourn their loss, but it is time to move on. Space is a dangerous place, that is just the risk you take.

We CANNOT stop taking those risks, we need to get to space and the other planets, ASAP. Maybe, just maybe, we won't get a bunch religious fanatics that are able to destroy all of us, if some of us are on the moon or Mars. Awfully hard to get to space when technology is against your religion and ignorance the noblest height.
27 posted on 02/05/2003 10:18:12 PM PST by Aric2000 (Are you on Grampa Dave's team? I am!! $5 a month is all it takes, come join!!!)
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To: Pyro7480; JohnHuang2
Thanks! ;-)
28 posted on 02/05/2003 10:18:24 PM PST by wjcsux
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To: wjcsux
My pleasure..hehehe
29 posted on 02/05/2003 10:19:48 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Aric2000
Maybe, just maybe, we won't get a bunch religious fanatics that are able to destroy all of us, if some of us are on the moon or Mars.

I don't think that's a barrier.

30 posted on 02/05/2003 10:25:10 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: JohnHuang2
Will someone explain to me why there is no outrage that Allah might have caused the Columbia to explode, but Jerry Falwell was castigated for remarking that God might have removed His protection from the US on 9-11???????
31 posted on 02/05/2003 10:27:18 PM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US.)
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To: Pyro7480
She needs to gain some weight.
32 posted on 02/05/2003 10:27:28 PM PST by kms61
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To: Nick Danger
How did I miss this story?

Sen. Kerry Finds Grandfather Was Jewish
A geneologist researched Sen. John Kerry's roots and found out information Kerry himself didn't know, including that his grandfather, who committed suicide in 1921, was born Jewish.

For years, the Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential hopeful sought the true story of his paternal grandfather, Frederick A. Kerry. He searched the Internet and asked cousins, but he was only able to learn fragments of the family's history.

Felix Gundacker, an Austrian genealogy specialist hired by The Boston Globe, located birth records located that show that Frederick A. Kerry was born Fritz Kohn, in 1873 in the town of Bennisch in what was then the Austrian empire, now part of the Czech Republic.

Gundacker said he is ``1,000 percent certain'' that Kerry was born to a Jewish family. The birth of a son to Benedikt Kohn, a ``master brewer,'' and his wife, Mathilde, was listed in church records on an addendum page listing Jewish families.

33 posted on 02/05/2003 10:30:46 PM PST by Defiant
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To: Defiant
A geneologist researched

I may have missed this one..........was this research or an investigation?

34 posted on 02/05/2003 10:35:34 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: MNLDS
Aren't our men and women in uniform--who are serving their country nobly and bravely--every bit as worthy of our honor and admiration as a handful of scientists?

True but the soldiers aren't pre-fitted with personalities and storylines. They're grunts. The astronauts are marketed beforehand. That makes their deaths more "personal".

Besides, if we had paused to have a Columbia-like memorial for every American soldier killed in WWII, we'd all be speaking German right now. From my own perspective, Columbia's sad fate was historic. I can't recall another time in all of civilization that we've been allowed to study the effects of human beings hurled to the earth from 200 miles up. Scientifically speaking, Columbia's remains will be studied for decades to come.

35 posted on 02/05/2003 10:43:25 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Where liberals lead, misery follows.)
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To: wjcsux; JohnHuang2
You two still over here lusting after that purty young thing?
36 posted on 02/05/2003 10:46:48 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: kms61
She needs to gain some weight.

And, judging from the book cover, get some sun.

Great column, though.

37 posted on 02/05/2003 10:47:02 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Where liberals lead, misery follows.)
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To: Defiant
I'm missing the importance as to what Kerry's grandparents ethnicity has to do with anything. Could you help me out here?
38 posted on 02/05/2003 10:50:10 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: Tamsey
Great tag line. Had me thinking for a second.
39 posted on 02/05/2003 10:51:29 PM PST by sd-joe
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To: JohnHuang2
If it didn't violate the "wall of separation," the Times likely would be exclaiming: "It was the will of Allah!"

Man, I love this woman!!!

40 posted on 02/05/2003 10:52:20 PM PST by Terriergal (Matthew 23:24 "You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. ")
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To: JohnHuang2
John - Awesome article dude - she's one of my favorite writers and now I know where you get your style - or did she get her style from you?

You have very similar styles and are both a joy to read - I find my self saying -"Yeah!" - "That's Right" and Hmmmm - I never thought of that, but it's true" while I read. And every once in a while a real clever zinger will make me laugh out loud.

Thanks again -
41 posted on 02/05/2003 10:58:21 PM PST by M. Peach (Wow - you can say that again...)
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To: Tamsey
(There are 10 types of people... those who read binary, and those who don't.)

ROFL! THAT IS SO GOOD!

42 posted on 02/05/2003 10:59:25 PM PST by Terriergal (Matthew 23:24 "You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. ")
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To: Nick Danger
John Hartpence Kerry

Zing.

Ping.

43 posted on 02/05/2003 11:13:00 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: Aric2000
i wrote this two days ago and got slammed by freepers for not mourning the astronauts enough,,,,,here is an example with a post just after mine,,,,,,,To: kidkosmic1

A few days before the Columbia was lost there were four crew killed in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan,, the story got a thirty second mention on the news,, no flag at half staff, no interviews of the relatives , no lookback of their life,, no memorial, no memorial services for television, we don't even know their names. These brave heroes who were protecting our freedoms and our very lives were forgotten in less than a minute. With the 24/7 coverage that the shuttle story will cover(and they are already driving this story into the ground), it's too bad our soldiers and their lives couldn't have been be more appreciated...


12 posted on 02/03/2003 10:18 AM EST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Please, cut it out. We love and miss our service men. And I prayed for them and their families. But at this time, let us enjoy in peace and have a moment of tranquility as we grieve for these astronauts and their families.

Give us a moment to rest on the Lord.

Scott, an incredible site. Thank you for your exceptional work. May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you always.


13 posted on 02/03/2003 10:32 AM EST by rep-always
44 posted on 02/05/2003 11:14:28 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Defiant; Nick Danger
Come on out, the both of you..............
45 posted on 02/05/2003 11:15:56 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: Nick Danger
C'mere 'Nick Danger', I've got something for you...............
46 posted on 02/05/2003 11:22:01 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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To: JohnHuang2
Another masterpiece from the brilliant and beautiful Ann Coulter!

(And of course, the usual jealous fat cows have to show up on the thread to bleat their irrelevant and untrue "she should gain weight" and "get some sun", etc. slaps at Ann.)

47 posted on 02/05/2003 11:26:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JohnHuang2

48 posted on 02/05/2003 11:28:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JohnHuang2
Did any of you watch the Iraqi news conference today from Baghdad after Powell's presentation to the security council?I wish I could remember the exact quote,but the Iraqi general made a reference to Scott Ritter--something about a theory about how Iraq is innocent,but false evidence is set up? No media commented about his assertions. He basically said Ritter says we're innocent,so you must believe it.
49 posted on 02/05/2003 11:31:29 PM PST by sissyjane
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To: JohnHuang2; Nick Danger
At least the Times could count on stability and permanence from John Hartpence Kerry.

Let me tell you something, John Huang2..........there's nothing admirable nor 'clever' about this statement.

It's disgusting. Even if it is directed at a Democrat.

"Hartpence" Kerry. Not some WASP like Ann, but the 'stupid' guy didn't realize he was Jewish, right?

Nice move gang. Tell Arafat I said hello.

50 posted on 02/05/2003 11:35:43 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (I)
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