Freedom of speech is an essential element to a free society. When James Madison drafted the Bill of Rights that was ratified by Congress to become a part of the United States Constitution, it was his direction in the first amendment that Freedom of Speech is not to be abridged. Yes, we are not to abridge the niceties and everyday common language, but the real protection in the First Amendment was meant to protect the speech with which we disagree.
This would mean that to punish speech that is considered by certain factions of our society to be politically incorrect speech or hate speech would not be in conformity with the letter or intent of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. I do have a constitutional right to discuss the 2020 election by referring to it as a fraudulent election. I do have a constitutional right to discuss the evil of ANTIFA and BLM. I do have the constitutional right to say that I believe all lives matter. This speech is constitutionally protected speech and is not to be abridged.
The First Amendment does not only protect my right to Freedom of Speech, but it also protects the right to Freedom of Speech with those I disagree. That is the purpose of that part of the First Amendment. It protects the speech of all. It protects the rights of those who say the 2020 election was not fraudulent, even though we would certainly ask them to defend that statement. It would protect the right of those to speak in support of ANTIFA and BLM, although we would certainly ask them to explain why they oppose the values upon which our nation was founded. It would protect the right of those to express the statement Black Lives Matter, although we would certainly ask them to explain their racist position or why they would value the live of a person based on the color of their skin and not the content of their character.
Cancel culture is simply another form devised by the anti-American movement to abridge our First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech. Cancel culture has become a tool used by the left, to say radical left is to be redundant, to demonize or ostracize those with whom they disagree and force conformity, which is what the First Amendment was meant to prevent.
The reality is, that those of us who believe the preservation of the Freedom of Speech is essential to the preservation of our free society cannot fall into the trap of “doing to them what they do to us”. We who are Freedom Loving Americans must understand that to protect Freedom of Speech means to protect Freedom of Speech for all, even the left.
There is a movement today to promote a boycott of Coca Cola products because Coca Cola published a statement contrary to the beliefs of many including me. This would-be using cancel culture by those on the right against Coca Cola. It is still abridging Freedom of Speech, that freedom that is critical to preserving our nation as a bastion of individual liberty and freedom. It sounds good, I suppose, and it feels good, I suppose, but it is no less detrimental to Freedom of Speech when we use cancel culture then when the left imposes cancel culture on My Pillow, or some other Freedom Loving enterprise.
This happens to be perhaps the most difficult aspect of being a true Freedom Loving American; that is insisting on the protection of all rights and liberties, even those who wish to destroy our Constitution. I am fortunate in this particular situation because I am not a Coca Cola product consumer anyway, but I am a strong advocate for protecting the right of Coca Cola to exercise their Constitutionally protected right to Freedom of Speech.
The Communist Party of the United States (Democrats) has been advocating for a minimum income for years. They call it a basic income and describe it as a fixed, unconditional, universal payment to all in our society. The Communists say the basic income has the power to be a great leveler to economic insecurity. Some cities such as Stockton, California have imposed this idea to little if any success.
However, Communists do not throw away foolish and unworkable programs they see as great ideas to implement one of their core programs, which is taking from the producers and creating more and more non-producers but loyal voters in the quest to gain power and totally control society.
A group of Communist senators is urging Comrade Biden to include recurring direct payments for some Americans in his forthcoming coronavirus recovery plan. A letter spearheaded by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden calls for Biden’s forthcoming Build Back Better proposal to fund recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions that are tied to economic conditions. That would be on top of the one-time payments of $1,400 per person that are included in the $1.9 trillion relief package.
“We urge you to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in your Build Back Better long-term economic plan,” states the letter “This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions.”
The idea of using a self-imposed crisis, which this China Virus overreaction with statewide lock downs has proven to be by more sensible governors such as DeSantis and Noem, is a common tactics of collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, - all virtually the same). We saw Hitler use the same tactic when he had the Reichstag set on fire and more recently by Pelosi when she orchestrated a crisis at the Capitol and then used it as a call for impeachment against President Trump.
Collectivists are expert indoctrinators and propagandists. There is no depth to which they will not stoop to achieve their ultimate goal of transforming the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state. To use a manufactured financial crisis to implement the desired program of basic income would be expected. Once the program is implemented, it would be permanent despite the claims the false statements that it is a short-term program for a specific crisis. This is one more program to achieve the goal of making the United States a non-producing and totally state dependent society. If you are interested as to what is the ultimate desired state of the Communists (Democrats), look south to Venezuela.
Except for the years of President Coolidge, President Reagan, and President Trump, the Republican Party has been a party that believed its rightful place was to be second fiddle to the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat, - all virtually the same) movement. The Republican Party did not denounce the big controlling government movement so necessary to a Marxist totalitarian state. The tale of what has become known as the Republican establishment movement headed by the likes of the Bushes, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and the rest was that elections must be won to not stop and reverse the collectivist movement, but to slow it so it would be seen normal and not rejected. In addition, these big government loyalists understood that their ability to accumulate wealth and power relied on them being perceived as opposition.
President Trump changed this frame of mind. It was the position of President Trump that it is paramount that when you win an election you do what you told those who voted for you, you would do. President Trump was not a typical politician who would go along to get along. This was different for the Republican Party of the last 40 years or so. President Trump closed the porous borders, he negotiated terrible trade agreements, he told our allies they must be contributing allies, he changed the mentality in the Middle East, he understood the importance of America being energy independent, and overall, he said America must be a strong and independent nation if it is to be the example of individual freedom and liberty it professed to be. President Trump also showed the Conservative movement that it was necessary to “fight for right” if we were not to become the Marxist totalitarian state desired by the Democrats and supported by the Republican establishment.
Today, the Republican Party is not a party that goes along to get along, but it has become the party that understands campaign promises must be kept, that America must be placed first, that greatness is not the result of big government but is the result of efforts by individuals in the pursuit of their happiness, that individual liberty and freedom is superior in every way to big government demands and control, and most importantly that to advance the principles of individualism upon which our nation was founded requires commitment and the will to “fight” for those American values.
Not a new party but a changed party.
I started to listen to CPAC coverage as I do every year. This year I found myself getting bored as opposed to engaged. There was the usual array of gifted speakers like Ted Cruz, who in my opinion is in the same class of gifted speakers as Alan Keyes. I was intrigued by Kristi Noem who gave a direct and emotional speech and was one of the few speakers who ended with a specific plan of action. And then of course we had light weight Kevin McCarthy who had all the proper condemning applause lines that carried absolutely no credibility when he has proven time after time that he is the perfect minority politician; a politician who speaks loudly but is no where to be found when a strong stand must be taken such as removing a traitor like Liz Cheney from leadership.
I did preserve, but to no avail. And then late Saturday afternoon I understood why I was mostly disgusted. Oh yes, the China Virus talks were present, the attack on our liberties and rights was present, the call to the defense of our Constitution was present, and the denunciations of China and Iran were present, but there was no discussion about the elephant in the room which was the open and blatant stealing of the election from Donald Trump and then the attitude of the left which said, “yes, we stole the election and there is nothing you WILL do about it.”
The left was absolutely correct. There is nothing CPAC will do about the stolen election. That there was massive fraud, documented and proven fraud, is beyond question. Whether it was enough to have changed the election is not the question, however, well founded estimates are that in fact it was, with the estimates showing Trump had 79 to 80 million actual votes and Biden had well under 70 million actual votes. Nevertheless, just like at CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, this topic appeared to be off limits at CPAC.
There is no more important issue facing the United States today than election integrity. Election fraud has been escalating and probably did not reached its crescendo in 2020. CPAC and the many conservatives speaking at CPAC do not seem to care or do not consider this an important issue. We learned that when using Dominion machines and software, any result can be produced regardless of the actual votes cast by the public. We also learned that Democrat controlled cities like Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Madison, to name a few, can swing vote results in their state. The strategy is to determine how many votes must be created or altered to bring about the desired result. We also learned that massive mail in voting is an excellent means of fixing elections and that our judges, including the majority of the Supreme Court Justices, endorse election fraud.
All the wonderful policy reforms discussed at CPAC, reforms and lines that drew thunderous applause and standing ovations, will remain applause lines only far into the future, unless the conservatives are wiling to recognize voter fraud exists and make it their top priority. That means presenting facts to the public consistently by endorsing and echoing the many brave Americans, including Mike Lindell and the Arizona Senate, as they continue to expose the election fraud. We learned that when a wrong has been committed, just like the wrongs committed by Cuomo, the continuous discussion will eventually cause even the most corrupt news organizations to mention them, so the masses become aware. Today we have talk of Cuomo being impeached as opposed to Cuomo winning an Emmy. The same would take place about election fraud. Most Americans want free and honest elections. It is essential to make the elephant in the room the number one discussed topic with all else secondary.
For to long the Republican Party has claimed to be the conservative party while clinging to big government individuals. The Republican nominees for president over the last many years have all favored big government as opposed to protecting individual rights and liberties. That would include George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and of course perhaps the worst of all Mitt Romney. During this same time, we have had big government McConnell lead the Senate, and big government proponents John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy in the house.
Along came Donald Trump who said all the same things the big government Republicans had said about closing the porous border, reducing regulations, lowering tax rates, making government smaller, exposing and draining the swamp that is Washington, and returning the sovereignty of the nation back to the people while making those in government servants again. The big difference between Donald Trump and the big government Republicans was that what Mr. Trump said, he meant and did.
The big government Republicans despised Donald Trump for his truly conservative and pro people action policies almost as much as the Communists (Democrats) did. So much did the big government Republicans despise Donald Trump for his pro people policies that even though the evidence was overwhelming that the 2020 election was stolen by the Communists (Democrats), the big government Republicans echoed the same ridiculous claims the freedom hating left did. Not one big government Republican, including McCarthy, actively sought to expose the treasonous activity of the Communists (Democrats)
And when the anti-Constitution, anti-freedom, and anti-American Communists (Democrats) voted to impeach Donald Trump for making a speech that was claimed to trigger a previously planned demonstration, many of the big government Republicans, including McConnell, McCarthy, Romney, and Cheney became as outspoken against Donald Trump as did the Communists (Democrats).
It is claimed that the Republican party is divided. The division seems to be that the masses of conservative Republicans are divided from the big government philosophy of the Republican elites. Kevin McCarthy, a protege of Romney sycophant Paul Ryan, once again revealed his true position when he supported Liz Cheney to remain in leadership. Liz Cheney is clearly more in line with the other party than she is with the grass roots of the Republican party.
To the Freedom Loving Americans who are members of the House and the Senate, you were elected to represent the masses of Freedom Loving Americans. It is high time you represented us and purged the big government proponents such as McConnell, McCarthy, and Cheney from any leadership positions. They are not leaders of the pro American Republicans but are simply “useful idiots” of the Communists (Democrats). We Freedom Loving Americans have seen that there are people who will run for office and do what they tell us they will do. We witnessed that in the person of Donald Trump, a person you, the Republican leadership or “useful idiots” would not embrace and support.
We Freedom Loving Americans are no longer content with promises. We learned actions are more powerful than words. We Freedom Loving Americans are witnessing the destruction of our Constitution and the forsaking of the protections of our individual liberties and rights, and we recognize that the big government Republicans are as responsible for these reprehensible actions as they play their role as “useful idiots” to the Freedom hating Communists (Democrats). You in the house and senate who refer to yourselves as Freedom Loving Americans, must remove big government advocates from leadership or you will find yourselves removed from your representative positions. Label us as you would, but understand that above all we love individual liberty and freedom and are as determined to remain free as were our founders determined to become free.
From the days of Woodrow Wilson, the left has had as their primary goals to abandon the United States Constitution and outlaw the Bible. The Equality Act, if enacted, would in a short time outlaw the Bible. The United States Constitution, even today, is totally ignored by the Communist Party of the United States (Democrats) and the “useful idiots” or RINO’s.
The purpose of the United States Constitution was to protect the people from the inevitable tyranny of government. This would be accomplished by vesting ultimate power in the people and having the proper level of government responsible for that aspect of government to which it is best suited.
“The way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one; but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to. Let the National government be entrusted with the defence of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police and administration of what concerns the states generally; the Counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each Ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great National one down thro’ all its subordinates, until it ends in the administration of every man’s farm and affairs by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best.”
The founders listed the powers we the people would give to the central or federal government. Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution includes the listed powers that are vested to Congress, which are referred to as the Enumerated Powers. The 10th Amendment, or last amendment in the Bill of Rights states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
In today’s America, the federal government has assumed power over virtually every aspect of American life including but not limited to our education or what has become indoctrination including granting of loans to college attendees, our health care, our personal economics, our social interactions, our personal relationships, and yes even proclaiming the virtues of immorality over morality.
The Legislative Branch of government was the only branch that was granted power to pass new laws to which the people would have been assumed to agree to obey. In today’s America, what are view as laws, are proclaimed by the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch every day. In modern America, when congress does pass a bill, it passes an omnibus bill that states ideas and then directs the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts of the bureaucracy to produce the regulations that will define the law. Pelosi was correct when she said, “We will have to pass the bill to learn what is in it”, because the details of the bill would be determined by the regulators.
Congress is now in the process of again violating the Constitution by usurping the power specifically granted to the state legislatures to regulate all elections if H.R.1 is passed. According to the Constitution, this act should require an amendment to the Constitution and not a law to allow the federal government to take control of elections. An amendment would be improbable, so the left will pass the law and it is predictable that the Supreme Court will uphold the law under some contorted reasoning.
Not only has the Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights been overridden, but the rights and liberties in the other amendments that are a part of the Bill of Rights have also been overridden. Today, our speech is regulated, our press has become a press of the left, our right to worship God as we choose has been infringed, as has our right to peaceably assemble.
What was formally the Democrat Party, but what has become the Communist Party of the United States, continues their movement to outlaw the Bible and destroy the Constitution in their openly stated quest to transform the United States to a Marxist totalitarian state. The Biden regime is a continuation of the Obama regime, which was the installation of the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat” as the ruler of America.
As a Freedom Loving American, I must ask myself, is the transformation inevitable, or is there anything I can do. Never forget that the greatest of fires began with a spark. That is what we must be a spark. Everyday we must be about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”. We never know if we are setting a spark or fanning the flame, but we do know that avoidance will certainly extinguish the flame. So long as the desire to be free burns within us, there is always hope. We learned that in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s in Eastern Europe and I believe that the flame of freedom still burns in the United States of America.
Please Democrats (Communist Party of the United States) what is it about communism that you like? Why do you dislike individual freedom and liberty?
Karl Marx said that to bring about what he called a totally harmonious society, that society must be a classless society. Individual desires and ambitions must be eliminated, and all must dedicate all activities to doing what would be in the “best interest” of the collective. The “best interest” is defined by the elites. All would receive based, not on their production, but on their “needs”. “Needs” would be defined by the elites.
In order to achieve this utopian society, those who aspire to this elitist defined society such as Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Hitler, Castro, Xi, Obama, Holder, Harris, and the many others have followed the same road map in their attempt to bring about this classless society. Marx stated that all long-standing principles, morality, and religion, must be eliminated and communist principles must replace them. All established institutions must be destroyed, and communist institutions must replace them. Marx said this transformation could only take place under the “dictatorship of the proletariat”. This dictatorship would be the political power during the transformation and out of necessity it would be a despotic political power doing whatever was necessary.
Some of the necessary means would include transforming the education system into an indoctrination system, the core family unit must be destroyed so people would be more loyal to the state than to their families, complete and total control of all communication to the masses must be under the control of the state with strict censorship of media and entertainment. Healthcare must be controlled by the state. Daily decisions of the masses must be dictated by the state. The state or the “dictatorship of the proletariat” must be in total control of all activities of the people including their economic and social lives.
The propagandists of the collectivists must convince the people through indoctrination and their use of propaganda that all of this is best for the people because it brings about total equality and frees the individuals from their destructive and selfish individual desires. In the United States today, we are seeing this very transformation being accomplished through political correctness, wokeness, cancel culture, rewriting of history, and the implementation of critical race theory.
In order for the collectivist, (communist) to gain and maintain control, these are some of the different policies we have witnessed over the years; the one child policy, limiting the amount of time a person can travel outside the country, punishing three generation for the crime of one, saluting any passing elitist, prohibiting criticism of the government, punishment for refusing to participate in government mandated activities, only approved books and other reading material allowed, different treatment of and different consumer goods for the few elites, restricted internet information, restrictions on assembly, and persecution of Christians to name a few.
Under communism, all are free to adhere strictly to the demands and commands of the state. Any who would not adhere to these demands and commands are deemed to be enemies of the state, dissidents, insurgents, and radicals and are demonized, ostracized, removed, and often eliminated.
This is communism. This is what the Democrats (Communist Party of the United States) are advocating for America. Why are you people supporting this party who seeks to enslave you? We have a choice in the United States, and that choice is we can continue down this road of transformation to a communist state and become an enslaved people, or we can reverse our course and become a nation that champions individual freedom and liberty. To become slaves is the easy path. The difficult path is to reject slavery and become responsible individuals who make our own decisions and understand we are responsible for the consequences of those choices. Which road will you choose? Which road will we choose?
The question every parent in the United States must ask is do I want my child to be educated to think or indoctrinated to conform.
The question many parents are asking in many states and communities today is when will our public schools open for in person school. I would suggest, if the parents are concerned about their children being educated, that is that the child is taught to read, to write, to understand math, to be taught actual history, and most importantly to think and reason, they should be asking where can I have my children educated. What we know is that the public schools are no longer institutions of education but have become centers for indoctrinating collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat, - all virtually the same).
What we know is that public schools no longer have education as their purpose. Public schools today have been transformed to be institutions of indoctrinating all children that individualism, the ideals upon which our nation was founded, are evil and that collectivism is proper. This transformation to indoctrination centers began in earnest when the federal government became involved in granting federal aid to schools in the 1960’s. As is typical, the federal government placed more and more demands on school districts to receive the aid.
If you as a parent are concerned about your child’s education, and do not view school as a babysitter and provider of breakfast and lunch, you will find an alternative. The fewer American children that attend public schools and use an alternative so they can actually be educated, that is they learn to think, the quicker the United States will again become a nation based on individual liberty and freedom.
Many parents claim their children are attending the finest public schools in their community. The fact is that in the United States today, there is no public school who has education as their purpose. Every public school has as their purpose to indoctrinate. That is a requirement placed on public schools by the federal government, most state governments, most local school boards, and every Teachers Union. Yes, some individual teachers do not agree with the indoctrination agenda, but the curriculum they are forced to teach conforms to the indoctrination curriculum.
The Communist Party of the United States (Democrats) again say the answer to any and all problems is more government. Freedom Loving Americans say government (bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts) creates more problems than it solves. The bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts of government have consistently proven to be far less reliable than are those in private practice. That is because those in private practice have to take responsibility for their decisions while those in government are rewarded and praised based, not on the accuracy of their decisions, but on whether or not those decisions followed the proper political sentiment.
The China Virus (I use China Virus because it originated in China and the origination appears to be a designed event) enhances both points. California has taken the approach to combat the China Virus by using government to regulate every aspect of life. In California, people have been told and forced to stay home, schools have been closed, people are outside alone or in their cars alone and wearing a mask, group meetings have been forbidden, restaurants have been closed, and life has been placed on hold for all but those chosen to be essential by the Communist Central Committee of the Democrats.
Florida, under the leadership of a Freedom Loving American has taken the opposite approach and told the people that they must make their own decisions on how to live their lives. Florida has said the individual is more capable than are bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts of government to assess what is best for them. Florida has remained open. Florida has less cases per 100,000 population than does California. The school kids of Florida are living a normal live while the school kids in California are showing grave affects of depression including suicide and falling even more behind in academics than they were under the communist controlled Teachers Unions prior to the days of the China Virus. Florida has a 6% unemployment rate compared to California’s 9% and Florida’s GDP is exceeding that of California.
People and businesses are moving into Florida and they are fleeing California. This is not only because of the draconian China Virus restrictions imposed by a dictatorship like government in California, but also because of the Communist Party of California’s excessive tax rates and restrictive regulations which have brought about high homelessness, cities in total disarray, a failing public school system, restrictions on Constitutionally guaranteed rights and liberties, which is really implementing communism that always results in poverty, misery, and crime.
On the second point, incompetent people in high places in government who are dictating daily activities of individuals, Fauci is a perfect example of why big government is always bad. Fauci has not only been wrong in his initial predictions, but he has changed his decisions to accommodate the group he is addressing. In addition to his accommodating answers, no matter which direction he takes, he claims that his answer is based on science. We are never sure to which science he is referring, but it seems to be that elusive science to which all big government advocates are quoting, that science that supports their political needs.
Big central government is required by a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat, - all virtually the same) society. The communisst demand conformity to one ideology. Communists cannot tolerate diversity of thought. Communists gain power by creating chaos, by promoting division, and by limiting economic mobility. After the communists have brought about a chaotic society, they claim total government control is the only answer to the problems they have purposely created. What the communists have done in California is an example.
Freedom Loving Americans understand that government creates far more problems than it solves. These Individualists understand that less government is better government, that government closest to the people is superior to centralized government, and that individual freedom and responsibility always brings more freedom and prosperity for all.
The China Virus is an example that individualism is a superior solution to collectivism.
Remember, the collectivist believes that people are not individuals but simply a part of the collective. Collectivist cultures emphasize the needs and goals of the group as a whole over the needs and desires of each individual. The needs and goals of the group are determined, by those in government, mostly by the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts within the bureaucracy, and enforced by any means government determines is needed to enforce conformity to those defined needs and goals.
This is not the basis upon which the United States was founded. The basis upon which we were founded is in fact the exact opposite. Our founders specifically stated that government is not the grantor of rights and liberties but the Creator, God, is. Our founders drafted a Constitution, the supreme law of the land, that limits the government and promotes the individual. This is what the collectivists (Democrats) in the United States are trying to transform.
What the collectivist seeks is to place all control of our society in the hands of government by placing all control over individual lives and thoughts under the purview of government. They believe, the individual should not have individual choices, instead choices should be the domain of the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts that comprise the bureaucracy. What the collectivist (Democrats) seeks is total control, determining all needs and goals, and determining how each individual is to live their life, what their thoughts should be, so each conforms to the dictates of government and advances the collectivist agenda.
All power must lie with government, who is deemed to be the ultimate controller of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of individual happiness. The collectivist has no faith in individuals. Understand, the collectivist believes individuals are simply a clog filling a space and are interchangeable. The value of the individual is only measured by how that individual conforms to the dictates of the collectivist. Individual life, other than their own, has no value.
What the collectivist seeks is ultimate power. The collectivist believes all power must lie within the state. The collectivist believes that the state is god. When the collectivist says that they are for the people, what they mean is that each individual must fit into the clog dictated by the collective and not seek their individual happiness. The collectivist absolutely believes the dictates of the state are superior to the desires and goals of the individual.
Monarchs of yonder years believed they were the extended hand of God on earth and thus what they did and said was infallible and all must obey. The collectivist also believes that what they determine is infallible because they represent the state, and the state is god. Because God is all powerful, the collectivist says all power must lie within and be wielded by the state, or their god, which is the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts within the bureaucracy.
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