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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

sunnubian ·
No, I'm not afraid to die, but when I do I hope it will be quick and painless. Besides, only the body dies, the human being is eternal, infinite, so, no one never REALLY dies. Each person born is born for a reason, or have a task to complete during their lifetime, no one is born to live in the physical forever, but things like suicide and murder upsets the natural balance/cycle/circle of life and the reason each person is born.
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I just scanned through your list. I'm more interested in the non-fiction list, some classics, and some interesting new ones to follow up thanks. I had to buy a(nother) darn bookcase a few weeks back to fit all 2005's book purchases in and it's full already. I'm sure this will create protest but when it comes to sci-fi, I can't go past the film Existenz. .
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Re: The name of our moon?

umbrarchist ·
I haven't seen ExistenZ so I don't know if it meets my qualifications for science fiction or suggested science fiction. Many people, myself included, do not consider STAR WARS to be science fiction. I call it space opera, being on the same level with Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. The Abyss: Special Edition is just about the best science fiction movie I know of The movie version falls kind of flat at the end. It is closely followed by 2001. The trouble with 2001 is the people aren't very warm...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Kola speaks volumes in her discussion about race and beauty in America. Her thorough discussion about the ways in which the White supremacist concept of whiteness has impacted people globally is reminiscent of the research done by Neely Fuller and Dr. Francis Welsing. I'm certain her analysis has been heavily influenced by Dr. Fuller's United Independent Compensatory Code. Thanks for sharing. Loved it! What is Beauty? Within a world dominated by White Supremacy it is vitally important...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Black Viking ·
What separates a embryo or a fetus from a person is defined by nature and not by human law or religious dogma. It's very simple really, it's the womb. It's not a person until it is a separate entity no longer directly dependant on the mother's bodily systems to support it. While in the womb, it is still a part of the mother's body, and incapable of independant life. It is similar to a hand or a finger. Is it alive? Yes. But if you cut it off it dies quickly, unable to sustain itself or be...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Pace Tua ·
Ummm, relevancy?
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Black Viking ·
The relevancy is in response to the pope's position. As I said, his statement doesn't suprise me, but I don't really care about his moral position because I don't believe he can justifiably claim any sort of moral high road. For the reasons listed above.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Pace Tua ·
I'm the most prolific killer on the planet. But I tell everyone, "Murder is wrong!" Coming from me the words sound empty, meaningless, hypocritical. But are they true?
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Black Viking ·
Yes, those words are true. But if I wasn't certain of that, or if I completely disagreed with it, I certainly wouldn't allow your word to change my view. In fact, since your word would be highly suspect, I may take for granted that the truth is the exact opposite. Hypothetically speaking of course.
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

Kevin41 ·
NAACP chairman compares GOP to Nazis Bond delivers blistering partisan speech in North Carolina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Julian Bond Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
Like Black Viking, I am not anti-PC, but I am anti-censorship. Whether or not I find the comic offensive, I think that a publication has the right to print it and I believe that individuals have the right to protest against it non-violently. I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. Personal anecdote: I was a chaplain in NYC when...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Faheem ·
This is one of the problems with Western Media and its Johnny come lately reporting and its refusal to state truth when it is widely known. Most men and women in America and some of you on this forum believe that these protest just started a few weeks ago, and started off violently. These cartoons as most articles have noted were first published in September, the protest against these cartoons began then. The protest were all peaceful, the Danish Muslim community wrote letters, Muslim...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
And that's the rub as they say. Also, there is nothing comparable in terms of Christian symbols, as KRESGE suggested. Considering what KRESGE said, what's to come of this: I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. So, basically, people are allowed to completely, purposely and repeatedly desecrate and violate everything that's sacred...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Vox ·
Doesn't change anything for me. I'm not going to pretend to understand this mindset. And I think Kresge is right, that the newspapers aren't beyond reproach. But just because the European media was intransigent in their response to boycotts and protests, doesn't lead me to think violence is in any way a justifiable next resort for the aggrieved. And like I said, in this case it's even stupider IMO, in the face of the subject matter of the cartoon.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Black Viking ·
Yes, my response is the same. It is not OK for them to blow things up over a picture, just because they did not get the response that they wanted. It's good that the muslim community tried peaceful protest. That does not mean that anyone else has to bend over backwards just because they don't approve. No one commited violence on them. There violent response is unacceptable. This is the kind of shit that starts wars over nothing.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Empty Purnata ·
And this kind of shit is unacceptable as well. http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/8001048173 Hypocrisy, double standards, and "freedom of speech" rhetoric.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Freedom vs. Responsibility

Nmaginate ·
Very good piece. Thanks, HB! I thought these things were significant:Like I said: STRANGE DEMOCRACY I don't know about that "weakest section" stuff but I think I get the "Not only are whites kicking us/them; they are telling us/them how to react to being kicked" point.
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

UppityNegress ·
In this day in age, yes I do think American Christians would be more "civil" about it, and considering how secular western Europe has become I'd question whether it would even make a dent outside of religious circles. Will they [Christians, esp. white] raise a fuss? Of course. Will they be super pissed? That goes without saying. Protest? Sure. Threats to actually kill other people, burn down the newspaper facility, and encourage others into suicide missions? You'll be hard pressed to find...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
I don't know if they're committed or not...neither do you. That was my point. You based your assumption of 'love' on a photograph. You were reading into things. How two people inner act in public may be something totally different in private. However I can say with certainty...from my own observations and life experiences...the few black women i've encountered who may head down that unforgiveable road of no return do so not for love but superficial rationale as I stated earlier... while...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
I've told you what I think, you've had a load of fun attacking that, now heres something you can attack and possibly get somewhere. Why I think it. The only uninterested party who is credible, is the one who's opinion decides nothing, and has nothing to gain or lose by the situation. We only have two opinions as to the teachers intent (excluding the teacher as he obviously has the most to lose and is directly involved). 1) We have the negative opinion of someone who was in conflict with the...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Funny how you wouldn't answer the very question that I put forth with regard to left-wing progressivism in our community AMONG BLACK PEOPLE. Here is my shot: The Black community has traditionally been bound by CULTURAL PRECEDENT. For the longest you had a mother and grandmother who warned against "Shacking" and who could read the character of a "date" that you brought home the very first time they met them. Economically, prior to our forefathers moving North we worked the land. There was a...
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Re: beat to death or was it sickle cell?

Black Viking ·
I can't believe the penal system is trying to get this written off as sickle cell anemia. Just because he has the trait (if he has the trait) it doesn't mean jack. If he'd actually had the disease he probably wouldn't have lived to be 14. Can anyone say smokescreen! I saw the video of the beating on the news. Six full grown men beat the shit out of that kid. It was worse then plain and simple murder. The six of them tortured and tormented a child until he was dead. I wish those men were...
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Black Viking ·
I hear you, and you're probably right. Even the people on the far right who didn't vote for her during the primary election would vote for her in the general, rather than vote for a Democrat. Unless they chose to stay home on election day in protest.
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It has nothing to do with a lack of hope. It is a different orientation though. It's one that draws on a logical conclusion collected from a realistic acknowledgement of the history heretofore. And that orientation, though it expresses some of that same resentment, is still directed or come froms a very different place. But you've expressed why the Convenant as a political instrument, in and of itself, is somewhat of a Pipe Dream. Farrakhan's sentiment, however, comes from a self-help...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Good message that sends: if I can't actually effect change in my country, I should go to another and complain about theirs. Yeah, that'll change things, that will. I try. There was a protest a few weeks back that I participated in, but honestly Columbia isn't my problem. I am sincerely sorry about the state of affairs there, but I am not a Columbian citizen. This seems to be getting rather personal. Like I said, I'm sorry about any hardship your wife had to endure, but I still stand by my...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

FireFly ·
I have to protest! the above may be crap but... please, please, please! I shudder when I hear people say 'this generations' music/attitude/fill in the blank is soooooooo substandard. Sure it is. But some of it is really awesome too. Not going to get into a quibble/debate about who is better than who... but there is some conscious, sassy, smart, intelligent creative expression being produced and created by the 'yoof' of today. Yes misogyny - for both sexes is on the skyrocket rise and that's...
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Artist/Band: Cash Johnny Lyrics for Song: Cocaine Blues Lyrics for Album: At Folsom Prison Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down I went right home and I went to bed I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun Took a shot of cocaine and away I run Made a good run but I ran too slow They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico Late in the hot joints takin' the pills In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: it was murder not sickle cell

humblelynn ·
I think that the video alone showed us all that it was evident a murder has taken place. I hope that the parents sue everyone that allowed this to happen and those who took part in the cover up. The first cornor should not only lose his license, but he should also face jail time for conspiring to conceal the crime. *Everything that is done in the dark eventually surfaces to light...
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Re: Abortion ban

MidLifeMan ·
AND...the mother's can be charged with murder? I'm not sure what they did to women who had "illegall" abortions prior to RvW but if they do overturn RvW they will make abortion a punishable crime and women will go to jail... Mark my words
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Re: HIV / AIDS education beginning in Kinder class

bigman ·
Keidi Obi Awadu http://7mac.com/7MAC/resume/index.htm keidi@7mac.com "From 1989 to 1991, Kaiser Permanent along with the L.A. County Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injected over 700 "mostly minority" babies with unlicensed experimental vaccines with fraudulently-obtained consent from the parents. One of the vaccines used, Edmonston-Zagreb high-titer, had already obtained a notorious reputation overseas for killing almost one out of every 13...
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Re: Conspiracy, COINTELPRO & Malachi York

1milehi ·
thanks kai. ---------------------------------- the following article appeared in the 03-23 denver weekly news:
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: African American Suicide

ma'am ·
I'm very shocked by the number, but I've never really imagined a number because I have nothing to base it on. It's so taboo that I haven't discussed suicide much with other Blacks. Asked to compare the suicide rate with the murder rate, I would have guessed that murder had it beat by a long shot, though. I know Black people who have been murdered, but I don't know any who have actually killed themselves. Only one Black person has admitted to me that she has attempted suicide before, but I...
 
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