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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: IF vouchers cause school funding to be reduced once these children depart the school then what say you about the drive by Rep Kendred Meeks to impose smaller class sizes upon public schools that will require many, many new schools to be constructed? IF there are less pupils at these original public schools DO YOU FIGURE THAT THEIR FUNDING WILL BE CUT and thus YOU ARE IN STRONG OPPOSITION TO MEEK'S drive......RIGHT? (That is if you follow logic).
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Juan Williams is a Black CONSERVATIVE? I guess it may be the case from where YOU stand. To you Rep Barbara Lee is a moderate from the Berkeley area who is getting infected by the "Conservatives" who everyone else call moderate/left leaning.
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

MBM ·
First who is Kendred Meeks. Funny that there are NO citations for that person in all of Google. Second, most schools are built with a combination of local, state, and federal funding hence your assumption that building schools somehow reduces per student funding does not necessarily apply. Third, even if per student funding decreased, lowering the teacher/student ratio in some instances might overcome the reduced funding. This is particularly the case when it is part of a planned, strategic...
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Nmaginate ·
DUMB-Feed must be referring to U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek of the 17th Congressional District of Florida. The Perpetually UNLEARNED have no shame. CON-Feed should be the last person to ever say something about education and improving education in the Black Community when his LAZY tendencies or his willful ignorance when it comes to taking the nano-second to make sure he's spelling Meek's name right shows he has no such personal interest himself.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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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: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
EbonyRose, now that you've brought this up, it did have more participants than the one in Atlanta. Unfortunately for the people who had to speak after Min. Farrakhan, it did seem like the audience and the spirit left after he did. What I didn't like was that they were, except Harry Belafonte, disagreeing with him when he wasn't there to defend himself. Another thing that I did like was the fact that he did bring up the spiritual side of the issue, when the two other ministers on the panel...
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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: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

jazzdog ·
I read that article only I think it was just the one township, but the thing is that the Rep from Vermont is the only independent in the whole Congress, even he admitted that impeachment proceedings weren't bound to happen.
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
Actually, Jazzdog, the number has reached 5 ... believe it or not! This isn't the exact article I read last night, but it's pretty much the same info. I guess different reporters tell the story different ways. And for me, whether it actually "happens" or not would just be the icing on the cake!! Just to scare his azz up by a serious enough mention of it is good enough for me! Vermont towns endorse move to impeach Bush DAVID GRAM Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. - In five Vermont communities, a...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, is next in line. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2005/11/05/house-speaker-rep-dennis_n_10175.html So we can rest easy ... it would be business as usual.
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

HonestBrother ·
I do see the problems with impeachment... but we need to start somewhere. And we also need to start bringing in INDICTMENTS on the top ranks of this * criminal * administration . Cheney can't do much harm if he's indicted, tried, and convicted for his role in the Plame affair...
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Re: Anthony Robbins...

HonestBrother ·
I haven't heard about it... but it's a scary thought.
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

Black Viking ·
For the record, neither would I. I wouldn't vote for her is she paid me to do it. This is highly debatable. Her Ph.D. qualifies her to be the Secretary of State? Shit, Honest Brother has a Ph.D. I'd rather see him as Secretary of State than the Brainless Bush Puppet we have now. In fact, I'd rather see him as President than put up with one more day of Bush's bullshit! Honest Brother for President! At what point did Bush become multi-faceted? Did I miss a memo? And who says Condi is a "great...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

FireFly ·
I know zilch about Selman... but it sounds like it has a great rep. I hope it's a wonderful experience for you. And good luck trying for that scholarship
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

caribbeanflavored ·
thanks art_gurl.
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Fine ·
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12167411/ "Cynthia McKinney is a racist," Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said on Fox News Channel, a day after abandoning his reelection bid under a cloud of ethics charges. ------------------- Humph! Does this asshole really believe what is coming out of his mouth. If Cynthia McKinney is a racist then we overcame, run the world and control all levels of people activity and no one told me, damn --
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Empty Purnata ·
T-FREAKING-RIFFIC. Now it's "racist" to speak out against racist discrimination. Well, he's a Republican, so that's to be expected. The modern day racist tactic of Republicans is to deny that racism exists any longer. Then ironically accuse people speaking out against racism or trying to expose it, of being "racist". He reminds me of conservative White guys that say, "Racism is dead. White people are no longer racist like our grandparents and great-grandparents. In fact, I'd say that Blacks...
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

bigman ·
To wit, when a Capitol Police officer asks you to stop because you cruise past the metal detectors without showing ID, *you stop*. especially when black Period. You do not strike the officer and then defend your actions as a statement against "racial profiling". SHE SHOULD KNOW BETTER OR SHE FOROT SHE WAS IN AMERICA!
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Huey ·
That's sounds like something that happened to me last year. I was airing an episode of "Girlfriends," a show that I HATE! This episode, Lynn's white adopted (and very Afrocentric) sister came by to visit Lynn and her girlfriends, and there was this part of the story where she was hanging with Maya and singing to Jay-Z's song "H to the IZO" and she said the N-word. Now, there was this good ol' boy who called near the end of the program and asked me, "Why is it okay for a black person say...
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

MBM ·
At only 13% natioanlly, how could African Americans make much of a political difference outside of the traditional Dem/Rep party structure?
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

EbonyRose ·
Because out of that remaining 87%, there are too many that don't/won't/can't vote. And because of that, we are probably the biggest "minority" political power in this country. (I'm sure Asians are probably a close second, but do not yet effectively affect the outcome of general elections.) If even half of the disenfranchised Black people could/did vote or their votes were not tossed out when they do vote, elections in this country would take on a whole new meaning.
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

MBM ·
So - in your opinion - what was the problem with the whole third party movement that ran Perot for president in the past? Certainly disaffected white voters frustrated at the partisianship and 'politics as usual' from Washington represent a base of well over 13% in this country. Why couldn't they make a stronger run? Also, if that significantly larger base couldn't do anything against the Dem/Rep structure, how could a solely black party do any better? This, particularly when that party...
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

umbrarchist ·
Very funny Frenchy. Was that a Freudian slip kresge? If Black Americans formed a separate party and consistently voted as a block we would be the swing vote in lots of elections. Both parties would have tor try to cater to us, but it would depend on that word we use a lot. UNITY! We would also need some sensible people making decisions and distributing information. umbra
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

EbonyRose ·
Geez, MBM ... you're talking a really long time ago ... and I have slept many times since then! However, if memory serves me right, that was the election of Clinton's first victory, so that means it was the one Bush I's defeat. Ross Perot's campaign was directed towards and appealed to young, white, moderate voters and not to any of the stalwart voters of either of the two main parties. The Republicans didn't/wouldn't realize that we were in trouble and had no desire not to put Bush I in for...
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

MBM ·
That's a great idea , but it explicitly presumes that we are playing within the two party system. We would be swinging elections to either of the other parties. A truly independent third party would be running third party candidates and not just aggregating votes to pick either Democrat or Republican.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Protest coalition heads to capital Rally pushes for immigrant rights BY NIRAJ WARIKOO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER April 10, 2006 On the eve of a national protest expected to be held today in Washington, a diverse group of Michiganders gathered Sunday night in front of a Detroit church to rally for immigrant rights. Chanting "We are America," hundreds stood on the steps of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in southwest Detroit to protest legislation that would criminalize many in their communities.
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

xxGAMBITxx ·
LOL! I hope not. I got a rep to maintain yanno?
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
I'm back. ] As a result of Section 4(a) of that law, We do not, and cannot, have control of our own vote, neither individually nor a people. The people who claim to be 'the leadership' for Americans of unknown African ancestry initiated a petition to continue the law as is...for us. In that petition they articulate the reason being that to do otherwise, i.e. petition for equal treatment, would cause Congress to challenge the constitutionality of such a request. This is a request for equal...
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Re: The Juice...

Nykkii ·
MORE VIOLENCE SURROUNDS 50: He's 'bout to have a warrant put out on him. (Sep. 11, 2003) *(sigh) Guess whose entourage is taking the retarded hanger on thing to another level. Yep, non other than the crew affiliated with current hot spot 50 Cent. It has been reported that police are looking to identify around twelve members of 50's crew after gunfire erupted early yesterday at a Jersey City Hotel. Eyewitnesses described a lone male gunman and police found spent shell casings from a .40 and a...
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Re: Caucasian Club?

sergeant ·
"Others are uneasy about the proposal which comes in the aftermath of racial tension within the school and district." The 'aftermath'? I thought the NAACP rep said this would "create" racial tension?? Seems its already there according to these 'others'. Huh?
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Re: Clark Enters Race

EbonyRose ·
Well, knowing nothing about Wesley Clark, I just finished watching a tape of his announcement to run for president. Next, I came here to read this thread in hopes of gaining an answer to a question that I have about him. I've read every post here, and I still am going to have to ask the question of why I should rally behind or vote for this person as president of the United States? (And the question is up for grabs for anyone who cares to answer it!) From the little perspective I've gained...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
??? Some coinkidink, huh? Does that need to be said after every single utterance of those words? Anyway, you wanted me, currently a Clark supporter, to try to answer the question why you "should rally behind or vote for this person as president of the United States." I can only try to answer why I like him so far. My issues may not be the same as yours. I probably should put this in Editorials, but here goes... First off, my #1 issue this year is that nothing is more important right now than...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Yssys (Guest) ·
My gut feeling about Clark has been proven to be on point. "Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled. Liberation is at hand. Liberation – the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions. Already the scent of victory is in the air." – Wesley Clark, The...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

EbonyRose ·
Thank you, Vox!! Before I ask you a couple of clarifying questions, let me just say that Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas was a big, ol', country, corn-fed white man who has probably never been out of Arkansas in his life!! And #2 .... YES!!! those words should be said after each and every utterance of those others ... because the one's that follow are more true than the one's that precede!! For anyone who doesn't want to say the following lines, they shouldn't say the first in the first place!
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Re: Black Republicans

Lofton (Guest) ·
All B.S. Aside, Be it Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Peace and Freedom, Independent, and/or Otherwise, the Lesson Learned is that the People Rule and not the Politicians! It is predicted that the same activity can or will occur within any jurisdiction with the U.S., as it pertains to any concerted effort on the part of the people to remove an elected official from office! "Shaken Democrats Take Stock Several contenders stake out positions for 2006 race. While some cast recall as a...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
Mobile, Ala. Howard Johnson II Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Ala., was killed in action in Iraq. "He was God's gift to us and the Lord has taken him away," said his father, the Rev. Howard Johnson, who pastors Truevine Missionary Baptist Church in Prichard. His family says the deployment to the Persian Gulf was his first trip out of the country. His unit, the Army's 507th Maintenance Company, wasn't expected to see combat, but it was ambushed by Iraqi forces March 23. Johnson,...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

Our Empowerment ·
That proves a few things to me, 1) Johnson is still for our people, even with his billions; 2) Sharpton has made the necessary connections with Black money, (he already has a level of grass roots support), and 3) his agenda is on point and he's proberbly surprising himself yet again, like he did with the NY Senate race (about 20%of the vote, which included White folk from upstate) or the NYC Mayorial race (received 30% of the vote just bearly loosing in dem race). This is working out great...
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Re: Are Young Black Males Unemployable?

James Wesley Chester ·
I read most of this piece. Much of it has been said before. This writer certainly says it well. Today, I heard that Rep Lee has endorsed Dean in the Democratic candidate race. At the same time, this article is saying the CBC, of which she is a member, was stunned by the high jobless numbers for "black" men. Representative Lee is no "babe n the woods" regarding the system that consistently generates this condition. Yet she has chosen to throw the power of her office behind Dean rather than...
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Re: How do you define ....

Our Empowerment ·
Rep. Rowe: My definition of "Speaking Truth to Power" is someone, especially one without direct power, indicating to someone else that they perceive, or who has actual power, their will or desire. A civil protest march or rally is a great example of ˜speaking truth to power', but it could also be written petitions, and/or phone calls as well. However, once one secures power and wants to secure more power they should use strategies akin to ˜power struggles' rather than ˜speaking truth to...
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Re: Republicans Reach for Black Voters

Our Empowerment ·
I am not affiliated/associated with any party, but if Powell was the nominee for the republicans, and if Sharpton or Braun wasn't the nominee for the Dems, (thus no other Blacks in the running), I would vote for Powell. I don't see Powell as a Clarence Thomas, or Roy Ennis, or that Cali propersition guy. Powell's got WI blood, grew up in the Bronx, he remembers, but he has choosen a path that he believes will get us there. The others really don't see themselves as being Black. The proof is,...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

mocove ·
yeah...would this kat (dellums ~ any relation to the rep or actress?) be singing the praises of protest if tagged as the lead with 000,000...contract? where's denzel, oprah, will smith and the other so-called "power brokers" of hollywood? fvck film! check out an august wilson's theatricality in a town or coming near you. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
Michael: 1. I have never lost business due to either quality or service. I have, however, lost business on a number of occasions due to price. This is understandable, though, as the Mercedes dealer loses business to the Chevy dealer, also. My product line is typically high end, so this loss in business is an expected component of choosing to rep items of this nature. 2. How does one quantify this? Since I typically work 90 hours per week, I'd say the likelihood of losing business in this...
 
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