Paul Ryan’s Speech At The Republican National Convention – Video And Text
Paul RyanÂ Wednesday night delivered a speech at theÂ Republican National Convention during which he attacked President Obama, with GOP dog whistles and code words, likeÂ stimulus,Â Solyndra, andÂ subsidized jobs. Ryan continued his lie about the GM plant that closed — under President Bush, and his Medicare lie too.
Below is the full text of Huckabeeâ€™s speech, as prepared for delivery, and the video.
Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the United States.
I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity â€“ and I know we can do this.
I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old â€“ and I know that we are ready.
Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment â€“ to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words.Â After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney.
Iâ€™m the newcomer to the campaign, so let me share a first impression.Â I have never seen opponents so silent about their record, and so desperate to keep their power.
Theyâ€™ve run out of ideas.Â Their moment came and went. Fear and division are all theyâ€™ve got left.
With all their attack ads, the president is just throwing away money â€“ and heâ€™s pretty experienced at that.Â You see, some people canâ€™t be dragged down by the usual cheap tactics, because their ability, character, and plain decency are so obvious â€“ and ladies and gentlemen, that is Mitt Romney.
For my part, your nomination is an unexpected turn.Â It certainly came as news to my family, and Iâ€™d like you to meet them: My wife Janna, our daughter Liza, and our boys Charlie and Sam.
The kids are happy to see their grandma, who lives in Florida.Â There she is â€“ my Mom, Betty.
My Dad, a small-town lawyer, was also named Paul.Â Until we lost him when I was 16, he was a gentle presence in my life.Â I like to think heâ€™d be proud of me and my sister and brothers, because Iâ€™m sure proud of him and of where I come from, Janesville, Wisconsin.
I live on the same block where I grew up.Â We belong to the same parish where I was baptized.Â Janesville is that kind of place.
The people of Wisconsin have been good to me.Â Iâ€™ve tried to live up to their trust.Â And now I ask those hardworking men and women, and millions like them across America, to join our cause and get this country working again.
When Governor Romney asked me to join the ticket, I said, â€œLetâ€™s get this doneâ€ â€“ and that isÂ exactly, what weâ€™re going to do.
President Barack Obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two.Â Those were very tough days, and any fair measure of his record has to take that into account.Â My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory.
A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: â€œI believe that if our government is there to support you â€¦ this plant will be here for another hundred years.â€Â Thatâ€™s what he said in 2008.
Well, as it turned out, that plant didnâ€™t last another year.Â It is locked up and empty to this day.Â And thatâ€™s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.
Right now, 23 million men and women are struggling to find work.Â Twenty-three million people, unemployed or underemployed.Â Nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty.Â Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life.Â Half of them canâ€™t find the work they studied for, or any work at all.
So hereâ€™s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?
The first troubling sign came with the stimulus.Â It was President Obamaâ€™s first and best shot at fixing the economy, at a time when he got everything he wanted under one-party rule.Â It cost $831 billion â€“ the largest one-time expenditure ever by our federal government.
It went to companies like Solyndra, with their gold-plated connections, subsidized jobs, and make-believe markets. The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism at their worst. You, the working men and women of this country, were cut out of the deal.
What did the taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus?Â More debt.Â That money wasnâ€™t just spent and wasted â€“ it wasÂ borrowed, spent, and wasted.
Maybe the greatest waste of all was time. Here we were, faced with a massive job crisis â€“ so deep that if everyone out of work stood in single file, that unemployment line would stretch the length of the entire American continent.Â You would think that any president, whatever his party, would make job creation, and nothing else, his first order of economic business.
But this president didnâ€™t do that.Â Instead, we got a long, divisive, all-or-nothing attempt to put the federal government in charge of health care.
Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country.
The president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over.Â That will come as news to the millions of Americans who will elect Mitt Romney so we can repeal Obamacare.
And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obamacare came at the expense of the elderly.
You see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the planners in Washington still didnâ€™t have enough money.Â They needed more.Â They needed hundreds of billions more.Â So, they just took it all away from Medicare.Â Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama.Â An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didnâ€™t even ask for.Â The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare, and weâ€™re going to stop it.
In Congress, when they take out the heavy books and wall charts about Medicare, my thoughts go back to a house on Garfield Street in Janesville.Â My wonderful grandma, Janet, had Alzheimerâ€™s and moved in with Mom and me.Â Though she felt lost at times, we did all the little things that made her feel loved.
We had help from Medicare, and it was there, just like itâ€™s there for my Mom today.Â Medicare is a promise, and we will honor it.Â A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my Momâ€™s generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours.
So our opponents can consider themselves on notice.Â In this election, on this issue, the usual posturing on the Left isnâ€™t going to work.Â Mitt Romney and I know the difference between protecting a program, and raiding it.Â Ladies and gentlemen, our nation needs this debate.Â We want this debate.Â We will win this debate.
Obamacare, as much as anything else, explains why a presidency that began with such anticipation now comes to such a disappointing close.
It began with a financial crisis; it ends with a job crisis.
It began with a housing crisis they alone didnâ€™t cause; it ends with a housing crisis they didnâ€™t correct.
It began with a perfect Triple-A credit rating for the United States; it ends with a downgraded America.
It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new.Â Now all thatâ€™s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterdayâ€™s wind.
President Obama was asked not long ago to reflect on any mistakes he might have made.Â He said, well, â€œI havenâ€™t communicated enough.â€Â He said his job is to â€œtell a story to the American peopleâ€ â€“ as ifÂ thatâ€™sÂ the whole problem here? He needs to talk more, andÂ weÂ need to be better listeners?
Ladies and gentlemen, these past four years we have suffered no shortage of words in the White House.Â Whatâ€™s missing is leadership in the White House.Â And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old.Â The man assumed office almost four years ago â€“ isnâ€™t it about time he assumed responsibility?
In this generation, a defining responsibility of government is to steer our nation clear of a debt crisis while there is still time.Â Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion national debt â€œunpatrioticâ€ â€“ serious talk from what looked to be a serious reformer.
Yet by his own decisions, President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him, and more than all the troubled governments of Europe combined.Â One president, one term, $5 trillion in new debt.
He created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report.Â He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing.
Republicans stepped up with good-faith reforms and solutions equal to the problems.Â How did the president respond?Â By doing nothing â€“ nothing except to dodge and demagogue the issue.
So here we are, $16 trillion in debt and still he does nothing.Â In Europe, massive debts have put entire governments at risk of collapse, and still he does nothing. And all we have heard from this president and his team are attacks on anyone who dares to point out the obvious.
They have no answer to this simple reality: We need to stop spending money we donâ€™t have.
My Dad used to say to me: â€œSon.Â You have a choice: You can be part of the problem, or you can be part of the solution.â€Â The present administration has made its choices.Â And Mitt Romney and I have made ours: Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nationâ€™s economic problems.
And Iâ€™m going to level with you: We donâ€™t have that much time.Â But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this.
After four years of government trying to divide up the wealth, we will get America creating wealth again. With tax fairness and regulatory reform, weâ€™ll put government back on the side of the men and women who create jobs, and the men and women who need jobs.
My Mom started a small business, and Iâ€™ve seen what it takes. Mom was 50 when my Dad died.Â She got on a bus every weekday for years, and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison.Â She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business.Â It wasnâ€™t just a new livelihood.Â It was a new life.Â And it transformed my Mom from a widow in grief to a small businesswoman whose happiness wasnâ€™t just in the past.Â Her work gave her hope.Â It made our family proud.Â And to this day, my Mom is my role model.
Behind every small business, thereâ€™s a story worth knowing.Â All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores â€“ these didnâ€™t come out of nowhere.Â A lot of heart goes into each one.Â And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place.Â Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning.Â Nobody did their thinking, and worrying, and sweating for them.Â After all that work, and in a bad economy, it sure doesnâ€™t help to hear from their president that government gets the credit.Â What they deserve to hear is the truth: Yes, you did build that.
We have a plan for a stronger middle class, with the goal of generating 12 million new jobs over the next four years.
In a clean break from the Obama years, and frankly from the years before this president, we will keep federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less.Â That is enough.Â The choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and we choose to limit government.
I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms â€“ the great Jack Kemp.Â What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair.Â Â We need that same optimism right now.
And in our dealings with other nations, a Romney-Ryan administration will speak with confidence and clarity.Â Wherever men and women rise up for their own freedom, they will know that the American president is on their side.Â Instead of managing American decline, leaving allies to doubt us and adversaries to test us, we will act in the conviction that the United States is still the greatest force for peace and liberty that this world has ever known.
President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record, and then callsÂ thatÂ the record.Â But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it, not the economy as he envisions it, but this economy as we are living it.
College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.Â Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now.Â And I hope you understand this too, if youâ€™re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.
None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers â€“ a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.
Listen to the way weâ€™re spoken to already, as if everyone is stuck in some class or station in life, victims of circumstances beyond our control, with government there to help us cope with our fate.
Itâ€™s the exact opposite of everything I learned growing up in Wisconsin, or at college in Ohio.Â When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life.Â I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself.Â Thatâ€™s what we do in this country.Â Thatâ€™s the American Dream.Â Thatâ€™s freedom, and Iâ€™ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.
By themselves, the failures of one administration are not a mandate for a new administration.Â A challenger must stand on his own merits.Â He must be ready and worthy to serve in the office of president.
Weâ€™re a full generation apart, Governor Romney and I.Â And, in some ways, weâ€™re a little different.Â There are the songs on his iPod, which Iâ€™ve heard on the campaign bus and on many hotel elevators. He actually urged me to play some of these songs at campaign rallies.Â I said, I hope itâ€™s not a deal-breaker Mitt, but my playlist starts with AC/DC, and ends with Zeppelin.
A generation apart. That makes us different, but not in any of the things that matter.Â Mitt Romney and I both grew up in the heartland, and we know what places like Wisconsin and Michigan look like when times are good, when people are working, when families are doing more than just getting by.Â And we both know it can be that way again.
Weâ€™ve had very different careers â€“ mine mainly in public service, his mostly in the private sector. He helped start businesses and turn around failing ones. By the way, being successful in business â€“ thatâ€™s aÂ goodÂ thing.
Mitt has not only succeeded, but succeeded where others could not. Â He turned around the Olympics at a time when a great institution was collapsing under the weight of bad management, overspending, and corruption â€“ sounds familiar, doesnâ€™t it?
He was the Republican governor of a state where almost nine in ten legislators are Democrats, and yet he balanced the budget without raising taxes. Unemployment went down, household incomes went up, and Massachusetts, under Mitt Romney, saw its credit rating upgraded.
Mitt and I also go to different churches.Â But in any church, the best kind of preaching is done by example.Â And Iâ€™ve been watching that example.Â The man who will accept your nomination tomorrow is prayerful and faithful and honorable. Not only a defender of marriage, he offers an example of marriage at its best. Not only a fine businessman, heâ€™s a fine man, worthy of leading this optimistic and good-hearted country.
Our different faiths come together in the same moral creed.Â We believe that in every life there is goodness; for every person, there is hope.Â Each one of us was made for a reason, bearing the image and likeness of the Lord of Life.
We have responsibilities, one to another â€“ we do not each face the world alone.Â And the greatest of all responsibilities, is that of the strong to protect the weak.Â The truest measure of any society is how it treats those who cannot defend or care for themselves.
Each of these great moral ideas is essential to democratic government â€“ to the rule of law, to life in a humane and decent society.Â They are the moral creed of our country, as powerful in our time, as on the day of Americaâ€™s founding.Â They are self-evident and unchanging, and sometimes, even presidents need reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, not from government.
The founding generation secured those rights for us, and in every generation since, the best among us have defended our freedoms.Â They are protecting us right now.Â We honor them and all our veterans, and we thank them.
The right that makes all the difference now, is the right to choose our own leaders.Â And you are entitled to the clearest possible choice, because the time for choosing is drawing near.Â So here is our pledge.
We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead.
We will not spend four years blaming others, we will take responsibility.
We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will reapply our founding principles.
The work ahead will be hard.Â These times demand the best of us â€“ all of us, but we can do this.Â Together, we can do this.
We can get this country working again.Â We can get this economy growing again.Â We can make the safety net safe again.Â We can do this.
Whatever your political party, letâ€™s come together for the sake of our country.Â Join Mitt Romney and me.Â Letâ€™s give this effort everything we have.Â Letâ€™s see this through all the way.Â Letâ€™s get this done.
Thank you, and God bless.
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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
‘Troubling Questions’: Experts Slam Ginni Thomas’ Group That Waged Cultural War Against the Left via Web of Dark Money Orgs
Legal experts are responding to bombshell reporting from The Washington Post revealing Ginni Thomas, the spouse of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who had unprecedented access to the Trump White House and Oval Office, for years headed a secretive right-wing activist organization funded through a web of dark money groups, whose purpose was to wage a culture war against the left.
The Post reports the organization, Crowdsourcers for Culture and Liberty, took in nearly $600,000 in anonymous funds to fuel its efforts to battle “cultural Marxism,” as Ginni Thomas, who headed the group, called their mission.
Thomas had stepped away from her previous non-profit right-wing activist group “amid concerns that it created potential conflicts for her husband on hot-button issues before the court,” The Post says, and yet, she led Crowdsourcers for Culture and Liberty, which creates the same concerns. Where is the money coming from? What is the group doing with it? How much crossover is there between her activism and the group’s targets and efforts, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ work?
According to The Post, in tax filings of its think tank sponsor, Crowdsourcers for Culture and Liberty is described as an “informal, unincorporated nonprofit association which serves as an incubator for ideas across a network of conservative leaders, cultural entrepreneurs, and cultural influences.”
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It appears great efforts were made to ensure the donors to Thomas’ Crowdsourcers group would not be able to be publicly identified.
“In 2019, anonymous donors gave the think tank Capital Research Center, or CRC, $596,000 that was designated for Crowdsourcers, according to tax filings and audits the think tank submitted to state regulators. The majority of that money, $400,000, was routed through yet another nonprofit, Donors Trust, according to that organization’s tax filings. Donors Trust is a fund that receives money from wealthy donors whose identities are not disclosed and steers it toward conservative causes,” The Post explains.
Thomas, who is reportedly active in another secretive far-right wing group, the Council for National Policy, brought two well-known far-right wing activists from CNP into Crowdsourcers for Culture and Liberty: former Trump attorney, ally, and advisor Cleta Mitchell, and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.
The New York Times last year described the Council for National Policy as an organization that “brings together old-school Republican luminaries, Christian conservatives, Tea Party activists and MAGA operatives, with more than 400 members who include leaders of organizations like the Federalist Society, the National Rifle Association and the Family Research Council.”
But despite all the obvious red flags, an attorney for Ginni Thomas, Mark Paoletta, told The Washington Post she was “proud of the work she did with Crowdsourcers, which brought together conservative leaders to discuss amplifying conservative values with respect to the battle over culture.”
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“She believes Crowdsourcers identified the Left’s dominance in most cultural lanes, while conservatives were mostly funding political organizations,” Paoletta also told The Post.
“There is no plausible conflict of interest issue with respect to Justice Thomas,” he claimed.
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who is also an attorney, responded to The Post’s report by mocking Paoletta’s claim there is no conflict of interest.
“Donors Trust was central to the far-right Court-packing operation, and now they pass secret donor funds to a justice’s spouse, but ‘no plausible conflict of interest’? Please.”
Sen. Whitehouse went on to explain his additional concerns.
“Plus, remember that the secrecy conduits like Donors Trust keep the *public* from knowing what’s happening, but nothing prevents the secret donor from telling the spouse or the justice, ‘Hey, that money that secretly came through to you — that’s me.'”
Adam Smith, Vice President for Democracy Initiatives at the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), observed: “Seems like the spouse of a Supreme Court Justice shouldn’t be able to hide the source of huge donations that could be from people with business before the court.”
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CREW’s President, Noah Bookbinder, a former federal corruption prosecutor, adds: “Hundreds of thousands in anonymous donations to an activist group led by Ginni Thomas, spouse of a Supreme Court justice, raises all kinds of troubling questions about who could be influencing decisions that affect all of us.”
Attorney and Slate Magazine senior writer covering courts and the law, Mark Joseph Stern, pushed back against any idea the nearly $600,000 funding came from small donations.
“Ginni Thomas’ various political ventures have never had any small/grassroots donors. They have ALWAYS been funded by a handful of ultra-wealthy individuals and organizations who are very obviously trying to curry favor with her husband,” Stern said.
Former White House aide and CNN commentator Keith Boykin, also an attorney, called for Justice Thomas to recuse from certain cases: “If Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson had to recuse herself from the Harvard affirmative action case, then Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from all the cases on right-wing issues in which his activist wife, Ginni Thomas, is involved.”
RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
Christian Nationalist Group Working to Get Its ‘Biblical Worldview Spread Across the Nation’
Last week, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation prohibiting transgender people from using public school facilities that match their gender identity. That legislation was crafted by the National Association of Christian Lawmakers, a right-wing organization that seeks to elect “godly leaders in our nation at every level” and then use them to “restore the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation.”
Following the signing of this legislation into law, Jason Rapert, a longtime religious-right activist and ardent Christian nationalist who founded the NACL, took a victory lap, crediting his organization for the law and celebrating its success in pushing back “against the things of the devil in our country.”
As Rapert reported, this legislation had first been proposed by Arkansas school board member David Naylor during an annual NACL meeting and then brought to the Arkansas state legislature by state Rep. Mary Bentley, who serves on the board of the NACL.
On Friday, Rapert interviewed Bentley on his “Save The Nation” program, where she celebrated the NACL’s efforts “to get our biblical worldview spread across the nation.”
“Thank goodness we’ve got some common sense left here in Arkansas,” Bentley said. “[It was because of the NACL] that we were able to get that passed as model policy and bring it forth. I just love seeing grassroots come together and school board members coming to the capitol and going to the governor’s desk and just seeing it all work and flow just exactly how we want to. So, for the folks that are supporting NACL and what we’re doing, this is what we want to do across the country.”
“This is an example of the power of the NACL’s ability with model legislation,” Rapert replied. “This was brought by one of our members, and this policy actually could be immediately adopted by school boards in every school district across this country. If the school board wanted to adopt it, this is the model that they can utilize. And in addition to that, just like you did, go and pass it for the state so that this is going to apply to all the school boards in your state.”
Rapert and Bentley agreed that Arkansas has now blazed the trail on this issue, thereby making it easier for legislatures in other states to enact the same law.
“That’s what happens when you can be a leader,” Bentley asserted. “Once you make a trail, it’s a lot easier for people to follow once you get that trail made.”
“Thank you again for being a part of the NACL,” Bentley declared. “It’s just what we need in this nation right now to have it moving forward, to get our biblical worldview spread across the nation.”
This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
Pence Ordered to Comply With Subpoena, Testify Before Special Counsel’s Grand Jury
Mike Pence, the ex-vice president, must testify before Dept. of Justice special counsel Jack Smith’s grand jury investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting his claims of executive privilege.
The judge is requiring Pence to answer questions about his conversations with Donald Trump leading up to the insurrection, and to answer any questions related to any possible illegal acts Donald Trump may have committed, according to ABC News’ senior investigative reporter Katherine Faulders and CNN’s Abby Phillip.
Judge James Boasberg, the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, “outright rejected Trump’s executive privilege challenge, but ruled more narrowly on Pence speech and debate challenge,” Faulders adds.
The judge, apparently citing Pence’s “speech and debate clause” claim, said “that Pence can still decline to answer questions related to his actions on January 6 itself, when he was serving as president of the Senate for the certification of the 2020 presidential election,” CNN reports.
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NBC News reports Judge Boasberg “did, however, grant Pence a partial victory as to his argument that he was shielded from having to testify about Jan. 6 because of his constitutional role as part of the legislative branch.”
In what some legal experts dismissed as a faulty argument, “Pence’s legal team had argued that the Constitution’s ‘speech and debate’ clause should prevent special counsel Jack Smith’s prosecutors from eliciting any testimony about communications or activity related to Pence’s role as president of the Senate in presiding over the certification of the election results.”
Overall CNN calls it “another win for special counsel Jack Smith, who is investigating the Trump-aligned effort to subvert the 2020 election. Smith subpoenaed Pence for testimony and documents earlier this year.”
Pence can still appeal.
Watch MSNBC’s report below or at this link.
BREAKING: Former VP Pence has been ordered to testify in the special counsel’s investigation into former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. https://t.co/EuAAgB8ILO pic.twitter.com/wrYoKJcL0g
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 28, 2023
This is a breaking news and developing story.
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