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February 21, 2019

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jim nj

Finished reading military advice. Outstanding.

Reminded about a Marine Corps adage about helicopters,

"twist and turn,
crash and burn"

MissMarple2

https://cbs4indy.com/2019/02/21/confederate-monument-vandalism-in-garfield-park-results-in-probation/

This happened at the park which is about a mile north of my house. The guy was arrested 10 blocks north of me.

This is ridiculous. If you look at the video, you can see that this isn't a statue. It's simply a stone base with names on a plaque topped by a pillar with a ball on top. To even know it is about Confederate soldiers you have to get right up to it and read the thing.

Of course, the guy looks as nutty as a fruitcake, so I guess that is the explanation.

hoyden

jim nj, that military advice link is a keeper.

MissMarple2


AccuWeather
‏Verified account @breakingweather
6m6 minutes ago

BREAKING: A magnitude 7.7 #earthquake has occurred near the Peru-Ecuador border in South America, according to the USGS: http://ow.ly/vuh330nNkTr

hoyden

MM, I wonder if Democrats seek out the crazy to do their dirty work knowing the perpetrator will get off with a slap, or it won't matter to them otherwise.

henry

The crazy seek out the Democrats. They want to fit in.

MissMarple2

hoyden,

Nothing would surprise me. I still think Smollett was ginning up publicity for Harris and Booker.

jim nj

MM,

Yes, that was the largest Pick 6 prize in NJ in 15 years. She bought the ticket and won before the furlough. The furlough didn't mean crap to her as she already knew she was rich.

Best advice you can get from a lawyer in NJ. Spend some time thinking about this before you go public. Second best advice you can get from a NJ lawyer, move to Florida.

Cause NJ will only get two months worth of taxes out of you, and the savings will buy you a nice house in Florida.

In the odd event that I should win a lottery I already have my speech ready. I'll appear in Groucho eyeglasses, nose and mustache.

"Thank you, thank you, It's more than I need, but not as much as I wanted. I'd like to thank NJ for suggesting that I leave the state and for buying me a mansion in Florida. I will no longer buy anything in NJ except for a plane ticket. And for those of you who might need my help financially I will ignore all of your requests. I am perfectly capable of engaging worthy charities on my own."

Sound good?

MissMarple2

https://www.breakingviews.com/considered-view/kraft-heinz-is-desperate-for-a-fresh-variety/

Kraft-Heinz seems to be in trouble.

MissMarple2

jim nj,

Sounds like a plan to me!

Maybe I will buy a lottery ticket this weekend.
Just a couple of million would do me.

MissMarple2

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-ding-yi-feng-holdings-stock-rises-8500-and-no-one-knows-why-2019-2

This is a rather strange story.

jim nj

MM,

A million net would be enough for each of us considering our advanced years. Twenty years at 50K per or ten at at 100K per year.

I'd like to do more, but...

I saw the Kraft-Heinz thing. Companies can still make mis-steps in a booming economy. The usual response is to raise prices. That doesn't work too well anymore.

MissMarple2

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2019/02/21/nick-cafardo-lost-great-teammate-with-great-heart/2SyEqNAXuaZGO0Cxavr76O/story.html

The baseball writer for the Boston Globe died unexpectedly.

MissMarple2

The Epoch Times has put together a graphic explanation of the Uranium 1 scandal. When you look at it, it's easy to see whay a lot of Americans don't really understand it.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/assets/uploads/2018/02/09/EPOCH_TIMES_URANIUM_ONE_FINAL.jpg

MissMarple2

https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/18/after-legalizing-abortions-up-to-birth-new-york-wants-to-shut-down-christian-adoption-agency/#.XG808w6Qj5o.twitter

MissMarple2

This is not good news. A lot of kids have been brainwashed.

https://twitter.com/ZachG932/status/1098413545182629888

Lots of statistics and charts here.

Sample:

"By far the most supportive of speech restrictions are--wait for it--white liberals and democrats in the 18-29 age category."

MissMarple2

https://www.wthr.com/article/video-puppy-whimpers-during-sad-lion-king-scene

The pup really does seem to get upset.

MissMarple2

A comment from yesterday. I don't pay attention to her much, but this is just a string of smart-sounding phrases strung together.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
‏Verified account @AOC

If we cared half as much about the wealth we could generate by investing in human capital as much as we cared about real estate speculation, we’d have tuition-free college by now.

MissMarple2

MUST WATCH: Charles Barkley savagely roasts Jussie Smollett all night long on @NBAonTNT... and they tried to cut away from it, but he wouldn't let it go. Shaq couldn't stop laughing. 😂

"Do not commit crimes with checks... GET CASH MAN!" pic.twitter.com/jO7t9z1JM3

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 22, 2019

Video at link.

MissMarple2

AND Charles Barkley kept roasting Jussie Smollett... and @NBAonTNT even made a fake $3500 check to pay "Muggers" for "Mugging supplies" pic.twitter.com/nTYg8oKgXl

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 22, 2019

Video at link.

James D.

Thank you again everyone. Your prayers and wishes mean so much to me. I’m really grateful for everyone here.

MissMarple2

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/february_2019/most_see_crime_in_justice_fbi_coup_against_trump_want_special_prosecutor

According to Rasmussen, it looks like the democrats are losing the Russia scandal line.

James D.

Protecting 'their empires' is just a human trait in every institution.

The FBI
churches
political parties
women's clubs

Totally. But it’s infinitely worse because all,the other examples there are voluntary organizations. And if they become too insular, outside pressures will force them to do better, or eventually go out of business.

But the FBI (and other gov’t) agencies have the power to destroy lives, and we can’t “opt out” of their power over us, and there are no market forces that can make them behave better.

James D.

I truly believe the globalists plan was to take manufacturing jobs away from US totally. The purpose was to destroy our middle class.

Absolutely. They want the US neutered and weakened and impoverished. And they want all people, except,for themselves, to be serfs with a subsistence standard of living, freezing in the dark, living and dying at the whims of the sharply-creased Davos crowd, and grateful for whatever scraps they occasionally choose to throw us.

Another Bob

“the democrats are losing the Russia scandal line”

Maybe. Local ABC radio dupes are still on “Mueller indicted 37 of Trump’s closest allies” and “investigated Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election”.

Never even a breath that none of the indictments had anything to do with Trump, and the Russian “interference” was vanishingly small and couldn’t possibly have affected the outcome.

MissMarple2

Got to get some stuff done here. Back later.

Captain Hate

According to Rasmussen, it looks like the democrats are losing the Russia scandal line.

McCabe trying to profit by writing a book describing his role in a coup has to be the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Just how insulated and protected he and Reverend Queasy seem to feel is disgusting to a majority of citizens, as is the MFM transparently encouraging it.

Maybe it will take a Reagan sized blowout in 2020 to get it through their thick skulls, including the RINOs.

Another Bob

So, who gets hurt on the new Epstein story and how badly?

One would imagine if he were going to get Arkancided it would have happened by now?

Another Bob

It will also take some serious prison terms CH, and that ain’t happening.

Thanks Sleepy Jeff.

Captain Hate

Having Barkley and Shaq cracking up uncontrollably during a halftime segment means your dumbass scheme just got destroyed. There could be a gif of Kabbalah tossing Willie's salad and it wouldn't do as much damage to her political upgrade dreams as this has.

Captain Hate

It will also take some serious prison terms CH, and that ain’t happening.

Thanks Sleepy Jeff.

I'm still holding out hope, AB, but history is on your side.

Threadkiller

Catching up on the threads. My condolences, James.

Another Bob

Harris isn’t a good candidate, and the increased visibility of a national campaign won’t help her. But I just don’t see Jussie hurting her.

Media has completely disregarded and candidates have survived far worse.

henry

Dems as such losers in life:

Jay Weber @JayWeber3
9h

I'm still marveling over how Tony Evers could have taken a political win and signed a tax cut about a month into office, and got talked out of it by the 'smart people' around him.
Voters would have given-him-credit. Not GOP.
Now he's ensured he won't keep the campaign promise.

Rohn W. Bishop
@RohnWBishop
Replying to @JayWeber3

It was a brilliant strategy by Speaker @repvos . Vos pushed for a conservative win while calling Evers' bluff. Vos even called it the "Evers Tax Cut" but Evers is so liberal he just couldn't do it, and vetoed his own popular campaign promise, b/c it didn't screw Wis. farmers.

Narciso79

Were both from Jersey, I left quite some years ago, I left quite some years ago.

Narciso79

I pointed out the meh aspects of that coast guardsmen story re a commenter on althouse.

Jack is Back!

For daddy when he checks in:

Corp of Engineers issue Draft Enviromental Impact Statement on Pebble Mine in Alaska. Positive result.

https://www.enr.com/articles/46397-corps-issues-draft-eis-for-controversial-alaskan-copper-mine?ajs_uid=7999F9421378J3B&oly_enc_id=7999F9421378J3B&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

Narciso79

I didnt know about Dutch pirates like jantzoon. Although they had to have happened I saw a few seasons of that Michael bay pirate series about the settling of the Bahamas, black sails.

Narciso79

New providence seem to be like mos eisley without the landspeeders.

Buckeye

A million net would be enough for each of us considering our advanced years. Twenty years at 50K per or ten at at 100K per year.

I'd like to do more, but...

Not if you would like a Porsche 911 GT3 in the garage.

Trust me, I've done the math:)

This is the curse of living in a 1st World World. Even if you are sitting on a $100 million, not enough.

"Yes the Citation X is nice, but I'd really rather have a Gulfstream 550".

Buckeye

JamesD

Just caught up with the news.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I must say your description of your mom's last moments was uplifting.

henry

This explains so much...

PolishPatriot™️
@PolishPatriotTM

California Senate Leader: Half of my family would be eligible for deportation under the executive order, because they got a false social security card, they got a false identification, they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB 60, they got a false green card
(2017)

https://twitter.com/PolishPatriotTM/status/1098923506040012800

Jack is Back!

Henry,

I thought at first it was a rehearsal for a SNL opening sketch. This is modern day California and America where you can just admit to criminal activity and dare the authorities to do anything. Unbelievable.

Buckeye

Narciso

Mrs. Buckeye's genealogy pursuits has made the history of the last 500 years much more interesting.

Every once in a while you stumble across a really interesting character to whom you are related.

Many, like Jan Janszoon, you would like to disown, but you know the old saying, "you can't pick your parents":)

henry

JiB, and I'm sure 100% of his family voted him into office as head of the CA Senate. Perhaps ICE should follow up his hint.

Account Deleted

Who is Reverend Queasy?

Jack is Back!

Comey, Janet!

Account Deleted

Thanks, JiB. I was gonna share the comment on FB but I gotta fill in real names for the nicknames.

Manuel Transmission

Not if you would like a Porsche 911 GT3 in the garage.

A few weeks ago I was killing time in the Porsche showroom waiting for a kid in back to print me out some schematics (which proved to be worthless to actually solve a problem). Of course, I wandered around checking out the toys. There was some new version of a 911 with a sticker price of $238K PLUS a hand written note that added $50K presumably due to Trump’s negotiations with EU tariffs.

Stunned at the absolute absurdity of what I was witnessing, it dawned on me that these were no longer cars, they were the equivalent of the $50K Rolexes that I’ve witnessed Chinese engineers buying for their bosses when they were let out of the shitholes back in China.

So, I’m back working on my nearly 40 yr old Bum-W to get its DME computer fixed or replaced by a new MegaSquirt box.

====================

James D, seems like this time of year is always primed for those sad departures. Glad there was a ray of sunshine to light the way.

lurkersusie

I hope this isn’t true.

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
@JackPosobiec
CNN was incorrect

Mueller isn’t done next week

He’s preparing an interim report for Barr who is coming fully on-board

Jack is Back!

Another one bites the dust.

A Catholic that is, nominated to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. I hope Parscale is keeping a list of the Democrat's flaunting their bias.

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/22/democrats-take-another-judicial-nominee-simply-hes-christian/?utm_campaign=ACTENGAGE

Extraneus

Harris isn’t a good candidate, and the increased visibility of a national campaign won’t help her.

Continetti agrees, AB.

https://freebeacon.com/columns/clumsy-kamala/

Buckeye

MT

Yep, it is absurd.

And like all bubbles, this one too will burst.

Jack is Back!

MT,

Saw your comment on stem cell therapy of Mrs. MT's knee. Hope it goes better than my injections. After the 3rd of 4, I developed "septic arthritis" which required 3 drainings, and 6 weeks in a rehabilitation center as a resident. Had to wait another year for the knee replacement to make sure the infection was on the knee and not in it.

Prayers and luck that the new variety of stem cell treatment works for the MRS.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
‏Verified account @AOC
" ... we’d have tuition-free college by now"

For you CA natives, didn't California have free or extremely cheap college back before Dems got in charge?

lurkersusie

Here we go

Jussie Smollett's lawyers blast authorities, say actor was 'betrayed by a system that wants to skip due process' | Fox News

In a statement obtained by Fox News, the 36-year-old Smollett's legal counsel said the nation "witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system.

Will Smollett be ordered to pay back Chicago police for the monetary resources used to investigate his case?

Will Smollett be ordered to pay back Chicago police for the monetary resources used to investigate his case?

"The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election," his team continued.

"Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jussie-smolletts-legal-team-says-actor-maintains-innocence-criticizes-chicago-police

henry

hey legal team, your guy wrote a check to his partners in the fraud. (See Charles Barkley for a hint).

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
21s

Highly respected Senator Richard Burr, head of Senate Intelligence, said, after interviewing over 200 witnesses and studying over 2 million pages of documents, “WE HAVE FOUND NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA.” The Witch Hunt, so bad for our Country, must end!

Jack is Back!

Hillary was recorded having an introspective conversation with herself:

"I'm still trying to figure out how I lost the election. I thought we had the damn thing bought and paid for with full FBI support!

Was it the Russian Uranium Deal?

Was it Wikileaks?

Was it Podesta?

Was it Comey?

Was it having a sexual predator as a husband?

Was it Huma Abedinïs sexual predator husband Anthony Weiner?

Was it because the Clinton Foundation ripped off Haiti ?

Was it subpoena violations?

Was it the congressional testimony lies?

Was it the corrupt Clinton Foundation?

Was it the Benghazi fiasco?

Was it pay for play?

Was it being recorded laughing when I got a child rapist off when I was an attorney?

Was it the Travel Gate scandal?

Was it the Whitewater scandal?

Was it the Cattle Gate scandal?

Was it the Trooper-Gate scandal?

OR Was it the $15 million for Chelsea 's apartment bought with foundation money?

Or my husband's interference with Loretta Lynch & the investigation?

Or when I happily accepted the stolen debate questions given to me by CNN?

Or my own secret server in my house and my disdain for classified information?

Or deleting 30,000 emails after I was told not to?

Or having my cell phones and computers destroyed with hammers and Bleach-it?

Was it the Seth Rich murder?

Was it the Vince Foster murder?

Was it the Gennifer Flowers assault & settlement?

Was it the $800,000 Paula Jones settlement?

Was it calling half the United States deplorable?

Was it my underhanded treatment of Bernie Sanders?

Was it Bill's impeachment?

Was it the lie I told about being under sniper fire in Bosnia ?

Was it the $10 million I received for the pardon of Marc Rich?

Or the $6 BILLION lost while I was in charge of the State Dept.?

Or was it because I’m perceived as a hateful, lying, power-hungry, overly ambitious, greedy, nasty person?

Gee, I just can't seem to put my finger on it!"

pagar

IMO, no one hates decent Americans more than Adam Schiff. IMO, the Washington Post is pure garbage.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/adam-schiff-an-open-letter-to-my-republican-colleagues/2019/02/21

How sad that this hater is in a position to make laws over decent Americans.

pagar

https://www.weaselzippers.us/411660-illegal-alien-who-fired-on-deputy-had-four-different-ice-detainers-criminal-history/

And American haters want to abolish ICE. Insanity!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Libs be losers.
https://freebeacon.com/politics/nbcs-stephanie-ruhle-hawked-under-armour-shoes-on-air-without-disclosing-relationship-with-ceo/

anonamom


McCabe trying to profit by writing a book describing his role in a coup has to be the dumbest thing I've ever seen.


This book stuff by Comey and McCabe definitely has to make one wonder if MM isn't correct, that it's just a cover to make huge money transfers to these people.

Or a way to influence a jury???

Just as the Jussie Smollett and Covington coverage let's us see media for the bigots they are, the softball interviews of these known liars on the book circuit that offer them a platform to spread their version of reality without questioning it confirms everything we ever say about the media being mouthpieces of the Leftists.

Porchlight

That Barkley clip is hilarious.

Shaq is awesome too. I loved his comments on Trump back in 2015:

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/4zchan/shaquille_oneal_donald_trump_is_a_straight_up_guy/

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

pagar's 9:23 has an embedded video that is not for the faint of heart.
But be of good heart, happy ending. The deputy empties her weapon into the shooter.

Extraneus

Woman accosts man wearing MAGA hat in Mexican restaurant

Extraneus

(She told the cops she only had three mojitos.)

Extraneus

Large portion of money Trump wants to use for the wall has already been spent elsewhere

Trump wants as much as $6.7 billion taken from other programs in order to pay for the wall, which includes $2.5 billion in Pentagon counterdrug money.

Problem is, most of that counterdrug money has been spent already. All but $85 million of it, according to a House Appropriations spokesman.

So, the Pentagon will have to get approval from Congress to take more than $2 billion from somewhere else, then put it into the counterdrug fund, then have it repurposed for the border wall.

"The Department would need to reprogram additional funding into the account to reach the up to $2.5 billion that may be required for border security support," Said DoD spokesman Christopher Sherwood said, according to Roll Call.

Porchlight

Okay so Trump's down to 5 billion from 6.7. Whatever.

Porchlight

He can get some more from California: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/22/trump-to-use-nuclear-option-to-recover-2-5-billion-more-from-californias-failed-high-speed-rail-project-private-sector/

MissMarple2

Jane,

Once again I step away for a couple of hours, and even though I left the page logged on, I come back to find I am logged off!

MissMarple2

Getting that 2.5 billion from California is about the same as making Mexico pay for it.

Extraneus

Sounds like cookie problems. When you come back to JOM, Typepad looks for the cookie that says whether you're logged in, and if it's not there forces you to log on again.

What browsers are we talking about and are cookies enabled? (Search for cookies in settings.)

If that's not it, it might be worth turning off an ad blocker, or just whitelisting Typepad or JOM.

MissMarple2

Fake News is so bad for our Country! https://t.co/ZwA8E0URer

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2019

Link goes to tweet and cartoon.

MissMarple2

https://www.oann.com/truck-drivers-protest-in-ind-over-government-regulations-they-claim-hurt-profits/

This happened yesterday, and had I-465 tired up for a couple of hours. The drivers calling in to the radio station were pretty persuasive.

Extraneus

Kim Jong Ale, Rocket man T-shirts and Trump-themed haircuts: Vietnam embraces landmark summit

Pics at the link, too big to post here.

jimmyk

Jane, I only get logged off maybe once every week or two. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it's not much of a problem. I use Firefox, and rarely close the tab that JOM is open on. When it does happen, logging in takes me to the 1st page of the thread, which is annoying, but as I say, it's not very often.

MissMarple2

I get a kick out of Kurt Schlichter. Someonoe put a "caption this" post up with a goofy picture of Jussie Smollett.

Kurt's caption:

"Every one who takes on Trump ends up broken and smoldering."

Narciso79

You can sometimes tell the slant by the ghost they used for example Jose Rodriguez used bill harlow hence he stpped short of pointing out the saboteurs against goss, except in general terms

clarice

A MUST READ--Conrad Black:https://www.nysun.com/national/real-scandal-of-trump-term-starts-to-unravel/90585/

Threadkiller

When it does happen, logging in takes me to the 1st page of the thread, which is annoying, but as I say, it's not very often.

When I log back in I "open in new tab" on the login button. After I'm logged in on the new tab I hit refresh on the tab with the still open current page and don't lose my spot.

Extraneus

'Arguments erupt' on Empire set after Jussie Smollett's arrest as 'furious' cast members call for him to be FIRED and Gabby Sidibe deletes supportive Instagram post while others stand by him and insist he is innocent

Neo

[Charles] Barkley couldn’t get enough of Smollett’s alleged inability to pull off a good hoax.

“America, let me just tell you something: Do not commit crimes with checks. If you’re going to break the law, do not write a check … get cash man,” Barkley told his TNT audience Thursday night as he tried his hardest to fight back laughs.

henry

Breaking News Feed @pzf
1m

JUST IN: Producers of "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.

Extraneus

1 Dead, 15 Injured As Venezuelan Soldiers Open Fire On Civilians Near Brazil Border: WaPo

ZH link.

MissMarple2

clarice,

That Conrad Black piece was exceptional. I could almost hear the fire and brimstone!

Narciso79

Well he was crushed underfoot by fitz his empire dismantled by an apparatchik much like Rosenstein, steyn has the details.

Account Deleted

Will the TV talking heads be making jokes & chuckling about Smollett "liking" prison?
Tapper?....Gergen?...hello.

Is Jussie a "dandy"?

MissMarple2

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/cowboys-for-trump-riding-horseback-from-cumberland-to-the-white-house

To ride in the weather we have had, these guys must REALLY support the President and be tougher than nails.

henry

John Doe
‏ @JohnDoe78359022

BREAKING: Jussie Smollett has been cut from the final two episodes of Empire still in production, due to his arrest for felony disorderly conduct

https://twitter.com/johndoe78359022/status/1098966197192835073?s=12

MissMarple2

Now Harris has joined the reparations bandwagon with Warren.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-warren-embrace-reparations-for-black-americans

MissMarple2


Steph Retweeted
KPIX 5
‏Verified account @KPIXtv
18h18 hours ago

The man who was shot dead by a Napa County sheriff’s deputy after he fired at her point blank during a traffic stop was a Mexican national in the country illegally after being deported multiple times, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Jane

Pagar,

Adam Schiff is my mosted hated person in Congress. And I want to see him jailed for his role in Russian collusion.

Aren't I open-minded?

Extraneus

They should come out with a bill so McConnell can fast-track it like the GND.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-border-emergency-edict-challenged-by-house-dems-setting-up-possible-veto-showdown

Extraneus

He looks like he might like it, Jane.

clarice

test

Jane

Jimmy,

I use Firefox too. I have a worse problem on my Ipad than I have on my laptop. I'll have to check for adblocker.

Jane

Send him to Gitmo Ext. He'll love that I'm sure.

MissMarple2

Patrick Madrid is a Catholic commenter on EWTN, as well as a columnist:

Patrick Madrid
✌🏼
‏Verified account @patrickmadrid
19h19 hours ago

I'm reading #InTheCloset so you won't have to. Plenty here to disgust & discourage faithful Catholics. Martel's major thesis is that pretty much everyone in the Vatican of any importance is gay & you'd better get used to it because they control everything & are firmly entrenched.

A reply by a priest I follow:


Fr. Jay Finelli
‏ @iPadre

If true, they can have the buildings, we will keep the faith.

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