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The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 45
by Alan Korwin, May 1, 2008

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Contents:
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1- Earth Day Follies
2- Olympic Shooting Champion
3- Media Range Day
4- College Shotgun Champions
5- Levy On Tour
6- Self Deportation Working
7- Gun Control Refresher
8- Columbine-Style Denials
9- Phony Gun Endorsement
10- Journalists Promote Segregation
11- Counterintutitve Man Says:
      What Me Polygamy
12- Special guest columnist Craig J. Cantoni
      Government Harming not Global Warming

 

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New Mexico’s Gun Laws back in print (new edition too!) after a lengthy absence:
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Seeking aid with links -- our National Directory (blue button at gunlaws.com) is updated with new state gun-rights groups. Is yours there, or do you know of others? Please advise.
http://www.gunlaws.com/links/index.htm

 

Our brand new 32-page full-color catalog is hot off the press. Send a street address and we'll send you one free, full of cool new stuff. Even "Guns Save Lives" buttons you can't get elsewhere.

 

Duquesne U. Handgun Violence Symposium on C-SPAN. To see Korwin at this link, drag their scroll knob just right of the five control buttons below their screen.
http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=200525-1

 

All indexes on the Heller gun-ban case:
http://www.gunlaws.com/supreme.htm

 

Tuck In Your Shirt Policy designed to disarm students -- I laughed out loud:
http://techzilla.vox.com/library/video/6a00c22526dcdff21900d4144eac1c6a47.html

 

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1- Earth Day Follies

The lamestream media told you:

April 22 was Earth Day, when all reasonable people praised and worshipped Mother Earth, danced gaily with renewable organic flowers in their hair, adopted the deepest principles of self-sacrifice environmentalism -- which has been proven to be a scientific fact -- and conserve, reuse, recycle, reduce and lower their standard of living to save the planet and achieve equality through self sacrifice. If man-and-woman-kind weren’t inherently evil consumers of Earth’s bounty, led by the U.S. and industrialized oppressor nations with a high standard of greed, this wouldn’t be needed in the first place.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

An unknown number of people worldwide, suspecting hypocrisy in stories about Earth Day, have named April 22nd as “Exploit the Earth Day,” led by a clever band of merry men and one Craig Biddle, who The Uninvited Ombudsman does not know. According to Biddle:

“ ‘Exploit the Earth or die. It’s not a threat. It’s a fact.’ Either man takes the Earth’s raw materials -- such as trees, petroleum, aluminum, and atoms -- and transforms them into the requirements of his life, or he dies. To live, man must produce the goods on which his life depends; he must produce homes, automobiles, computers, electricity, and the like; he must seize nature and use it to his advantage. There is no escaping this fact. Even the allegedly ‘noble’ savage must pick or perish. Indeed, even if a person produces nothing, insofar as he remains alive he indirectly exploits the Earth by parasitically surviving off the exploitative efforts of others.”
http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/exploit-the-earth-or-die.asp

During intensive questioning, Counterintuitive Man said, “Biddle’s right,” and added, “Atoms includes but is not limited to carbon atoms, and Biddle forgot to mention food -- you need to exploit earth’s resources for food.” Too many people fail to exploit earth for food and starve, he notes, leading to calls for funding from nations that do exploit earth for food.

 

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2- Olympic Shooting Champion

The lamestream media told you:

Unruly demonstrators attacked the Olympic torch relay in this city, and in that city, and enroute to a ship, and it had to detour, and be hidden from view, and blah blah blah diplomats are upset.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Three-time Olympic athlete Lones W. Wigger, now 70, has been officially inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Mr. Wigger competed in 1964 in Tokyo, 1968 in Mexico, and 1972 in Munich, where he took two gold medals and one silver medal in -- rifle shooting. The induction ceremony is set for June 19 in Chicago.
http://www.twelvehorses.com/ct/KLETDD/7OD3C5ZI/*http_mm_url_mm_www.usashooting.org/viewRelease.php?id=124

In a 25-year career, he won 13 gold medals and five silvers at the Pan American games, and 111 medals in total while setting 29 world records in international competition. His achievements are a great honor for America, the Olympics, the shooting sports in general, and are more newsworthy than a media circus over a torch. The lamestream media didn’t get the memo.

 

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3- Media Range Day

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Bass Pro Shops will be the title sponsor for “Media Day at the Range” for the next three years.

The fourth annual Media Day at the Range, scheduled for the day before the SHOT Show, will be on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at the Orange County Sheriff's Range in Orlando. This event gives outdoor journalists the opportunity to handle and shoot new products from leading manufacturers. The event benefits youth shooting organizations, including the Orange County 4-H Shooting Sports.

Although the SHOT Show is generally overrun with outdoor journalists, lamestream media are as scarce as gun-rights advocates in a Democrat’s party. In the past however, when journalists have been taken to a range, their gun-bigotry attitudes tend to soften, which is a good thing. Take a journalist to the range, if you can convince one to join you. How about that -- you need to convince these people to go. Don’t that beat all.

 

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4- College Shotgun Champions

The lamestream media told you:

Students and guns don’t mix. Schools are no place for guns, gun talk, gun history, gun training, gun safety, gun science, ballistics, marksmanship, gun drawings or pointed-finger make-believe guns. Any gun news coming from schools vill only deal viss crime und disaster.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships in 2008 were the largest ever in the event’s 40-year history, reports the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a large professional organization blacked out by “news” groups for reasons that remain unclear.

Lindenwood University of St. Charles, Mo., has claimed its fifth straight national title, edging out Texas A&M, Kansas State and more than 30 other colleges. Men’s, women’s and other trophy winners are listed at the link below. The Top 20 teams overall, with targets hit (out of 1,600 thrown) were:

1. Lindenwood University, 1,528
2. Texas A&M University, 1,522
3. Kansas State University, 1,447
4. Colorado State University, 1,427
5. University of Missouri - Columbia, 1,427
6. Fort Hays State University, 1,415
7. George Mason University, 1,412
8. Virginia Tech University, 1,405
9. Trinity University, 1,404
10. Southeastern Illinois College, 1,341
11. Sam Houston State University, 1,284
12. Kansas State University, Team 2, 1,283
13. University of Wyoming, 1,261
14. Purdue University, 1,246
15. Lindenwood University, Team 2, 1,240
16. Radford University, 1,217
17. University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 1,178
18. University of Nebraska - Omaha, 1,171
19. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 1,170
20. Eastern Kentucky University, 1,152

Ivy League schools were busy booking Ward Churchill speeches and did not compete.
http://www.acui.org/content.aspx?menu_id=106&id=380&ekmensel=106_submenu_0_link_5

In other news, NICS background checks for firearms in March were 1,040,863, an increase of 6.7% over the same time last year. First quarter figures were 3,004,549. Predictions persist that sales will skyrocket on or about the next presidential election, regardless of who wins. Ammo prices are already rising.

 

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5- Levy On Tour

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Bob Levy, the man who financed and enabled the D.C. v. Heller gun-ban case has been touring nationally to promote his new book (The Dirty Dozen) on the 12 worst cases decided by the Supreme Court. He appeared at an Institute for Justice seminar last week, among many stops.
http://www.cato.org/events/calendar.html

If he had advanced notice on the release of the Heller decision he would go to D.C. for the news, but he says he doesn’t expect any. The Court will announce its announcement when it’s ready, that is all. Could be any day, must be by end of June.

The Justices are not influenced by outside forces between the hearing and the decision, in Levy’s opinion. The Uninvited Ombudsman has received similar remarks from other people in a position to know. State courts are not so insulated from dinner conversations. I’m unsure.

Levy will not be pursuing more gun cases, this was enough. More than enough. He had decided to get involved at the urging of trusted peers at the Cato Institute and in his private practice.

Of two main reasons for picking newcomer Gura as lead attorney, the man was totally dedicated to the issue and the cause, and worked independently to come up to speed beyond what payments could motivate; The fact that he was willing to work for pay that violated minimum wage laws was not overlooked by Levy who had to pay the bills, for nearly five years to get the case heard.

Gura took an enormous gamble in taking the assignment. Was it a career move or folly? What does his wife think? I’ve got a wife -- I know how important that element is. Four-plus years of immersion in a crucial American history issue, with inadequate compensation, you have to imagine what his spouse and peers thought.

Levy had to resist enormous pressure to bring in a known heavyweight, like former Solicitor General Ted Olson, but Levy stayed true to his promise to Gura.

Gura is generally seen as a champion, praised widely for an excellent job. He has also been the subject of harsh criticism, for his perceived easy acceptance of “reasonable” gun-control measures, assessed here:
http://www.gunlaws.com/SCGC-Heller4-Wrapup.htm#loose

And he, along with Levy, the NRA and everyone else, will stand as villains in the annals of history, if the decision finally comes down that in some way allows the Bradys to claim victory, because the standard of review for “acceptable laws” is sufficiently lax to legislate the right to keep and bear arms out of existence.

Everyone’s speculating on what the decision will be. Like Bob, I’m waiting to see.

The lamestream will issue a verdict almost immediately. Most of them will not read the anticipated lengthy decision -- they’ll just read the one-page “syllabus” or summary that accompanies decisions (written by clerks, not the Justices).

Or they will simply quote each other, led by the nose by the Associated Press, Washington Post and New York Times, the most gun-prejudiced organizations in the country. And then they’ll wonder why their credibility is in the toilet. Hint: It’s down there because they’ve earned it.

Counterintuitive Man believes most reporters who could actually read the decision would not be able to tell what it means. This could not be confirmed.

It will probably take me a week, maybe more after the pundits pronounce what the decision means, to issue an assessment. I’ll study it, actually look up the cross references (there will be many), and talk with experts nationwide to understand what the Court has done about our rights, before writing about it. Wait for it.

 

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6- Self Deportation Working

The lamestream media told you:

Xenophobic anti-immigration hardliners are proposing unworkable laws that target poor working people who just want to get ahead. The proposals, which won’t work, rely on racial profiling and can’t be fairly enforced.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Patriotic citizens resisting tidal waves of illegal immigration (called xenophobic anti-immigration hardliners by the “news” media) are celebrating the successes of recently enacted laws, especially in Arizona, where more people sneak into the country than anywhere else.

Top federal officials are calling the Arizona deportation policy “a model” and want other states to follow. Under this program, jailed non-violent illegal immigrants are released from prison and immediately deported. The state has sent 1,443 such prisoners to ICE, saving $18.6 million since 2005.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0415deport0414.html

In other news, five tax-funded Arizona schools are set for closing for lack of students. Officials blame a new state law that severely punishes businesses that hire illegal aliens, forcing the illegals to flee. More than 1,000 students did not re-enroll in January, when the new law took effect.

Since schools get money for every pupil attending, they claim this has “cost” them millions. Actually, this saves taxpaying citizens millions, a subtle difference missed by the “news” media for unknown reasons.

Spokesmen for the illegals say this is not entirely unexpected, as the illegals are moving to states without laws designed to block them. Arizona wishes these sanctuary locations well.

State representative Russell Pearce, a leading border-protection advocate characterized as an immigration hardliner in “news” reports, says “self deportation” works, comparing it to an amusement park. “Just stop the free rides and turn off the lights and everyone leaves.”

 

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7- Gun Control Refresher

The lamestream media told you:

The NICS Improvement Act, also known as the “Stop Nut Jobs From Buying Guns At Retail” bill, is the first federal gun-control law in many years, according to leading news outlets everywhere.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

For lists of more than 100 changes to federal gun-control laws in the past five years, visit this link:
http://www.gunlaws.com/gloaup.htm

Both the Bradys and the NRA claimed victory in this bill’s passage. Pro-rights lawyers rewrote the entire bill before enactment, changing serious infringements into legitimate bans on gun sales to certifiable mental cases. This infuriated the antis and was generally praised by pro-rights advocates. The unedited Brady version would have allowed arbitrary denial of rights to anyone, by “determination” by unnamed authorities, with no appeal process.

Many prior gun-control laws enacted to protect gun rights, which we can expect to be “re-managed” under an anti-rights administration or Congress, included:

--Judiciary may not tax or add fees to the Brady NICS check;

--NICS must destroy certain records related to retail gun sales;

--Federal officers get limited funding for firearm competitions and awards;

--Reiteration of ban on centralizing certain firearms records;

--No changes allowed to Curios or Relics list;

--Continuing denial of relief for people with federal firearms disability except for corporations;

--No electronic retrieval allowed for out-of-business dealer records;

--Safeguards on using dealer records in “fishing-expedition” police work;

--$45 million for prosecutions to reduce gun violence;

--A renewed ban against advocating or promoting gun control by the Centers for Disease Control

--Expiration of arbitrary “named-weapons” ban, convincingly but inaccurately labeled “assault” weapons (assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware).

 

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8- Columbine-Style Denials

The lamestream media told you:

A 16-year-old South Bend, Indiana, teen boy has planned a “Columbine-style attack” on his high school, according to police who intervened and apprehended the suspect.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

“News reports do not encourage copycat behavior,” says every news media group in the nation. Yeah, right. A “Columbine-style attack.” Columbine was a single tragic event that occurred more than a decade ago but still makes headlines in lamestream reports. More people die in any given month from medical errors in any state, a news item perpetually suppressed by the “news” media.

 

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9- Phony Gun Endorsement

The lamestream media told you:

The American Hunters and Shooters Association, a mainstream gun-owner group, has endorsed Sen. Obama for his reasonable positions on gun control. The Senator has repeatedly said he supports the second amendment.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The American Hunters and Shooters Association, a Brady-endorsed anti-gun-rights group pretending to be a pro-rights group, wants people to believe gun owners are leaning toward Barack H. Obama. This is the man who, in a 1996 candidate questionnaire declared his support for a complete ban on the manufacturing, sale and possession of handguns and undefined "assault weapons." In Pennsylvania recently he said, “I am not in favor of concealed weapons.” AHSA believes that would be “reasonable, common-sense” gun policy, just like D.C.’s supporters of a total ban on any working firearm in your own home. Why any gun owners in their right mind would support such positions was unexplained at press time.

 

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10- Journalists Promote Segregation

The lamestream media told you:

[Actually, they only told themselves, in the industry trade publication, The Quill] The Hispanic news excellence contest is coming, sign up now, the Black Journalists reporters meeting is coming, sign up now...

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The Uninvited Ombudsman does not participate in racially segregated events because it fosters racism, and such events are typically supported by racially oriented groups that deny their racism and are typically actively involved in accusing every one else of... racism.

Last month’s news media Ethics Week theme was, “Act Independently.” They just don’t get it.

 

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11- Counterintuitive Man says:

This polygamist thing confuses me -- why would any rational man want more than one wife? And how is that anyone else’s business as long as the adults consent -- as unlikely as that may seem? Our Man Flint had four women, and was revered, do we have our sensibilities screwed on right?

When the “news” calls your home a “compound” you’re screwed blued and tattooed, even if you call it a ranch (which reporters will ignore, there’s just no sensationalism there).

Remember -- a compound has barracks, the polygamists lived in dormitories. Dormitories are found on a campus, which is what the aerial views looked like (but there’s even less zip in dormitory than ranch).

Polygamy is a religious choice, or at least used to be in the land of the free. A leading panel of experts could find no powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to regulate polygamy, or marriage in any form. The correct term, long forgotten, is “holy matrimony,” clearly implying no basis for government interference.

Abuse of minor children however is a separate issue, and a legitimate criminal matter.

At least, the obsession with these people is squeezing out any mention of the billions missing from other people in the Bear Sterns scandal, and the execs who cashed out just prior to the “unexpected” collapse and subsequent bailout with taxpayer money.

Speaking of polygamy dangers, whatever happened to the killer bee threat that was going to ruin life as we know it?

 

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12- Special guest columnist Craig J. Cantoni

What if government harming were covered as extensively as global warming?

A recent issue of Time magazine has a cover story about global warming. How original. It’s just one of hundreds of messages that drip on our heads and our children’s heads each day about global warming.

Drip-drip-drip.

Hundreds of other messages drip on us about Big Oil, evil corporations, rampant racism, rising income inequality, and the glories of diversity. The drops come from the media, K-12 schools, universities, and, amazingly, even from corporate advertising.

Drip-drip-drip.

The torrent contains some facts, but most of it is hyperbole and hysteria. I’d rather be water-boarded than endure this form of water torture.

Curiously, messages about government harming are as rare as rain in Death Valley. By “harming,” I mean the insidious and pervasive harm that government is inflicting on the economy and society.

For example, you won’t see this on the cover of Time: THE $800,000 INJUSTICE

The staggering sum of $800,000 is what the unfunded liabilities for entitlements and public pensions will come to -- per child -- if they are bequeathed to the 75 million children under the voting age of 18.

How many times a day do you hear about this coming travesty of justice from the establishment media, from our benevolent government, and from the presidential candidates (aka the Three Stooges)? Better yet, how many times have your children been told in government K-12 schools about the lives of servitude they face to pay off the $800,000 bill?

Oh, sorry. I showed my ignorance with the last question. Every time I’ve written that government schools are inherently statist and engage in propaganda, parents email nastygrams in response, calling me an ignoramus and other names too gross to repeat. Since I’m an ignoramus, it must be true that K-12 students are taught as often about the danger of the $800,000 as they are taught about the danger of global warming.

Right, parents?

Hello, are you there, parents? Knock-knock, anyone home? Can you hear me above the sound of the drips?

Funny thing, but when I told my kid about the $800,000, he was much more interested in that subject than he was in the subjects of global warming and diversity.

Did I break the law by telling him? Have Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold made it a crime for a father to give such facts to his son 60 days prior to an election?

For sure, you can count on President Barack “Bolshevik” Obama and First Lady Michelle “Fidel” Obama to increase the volume of drips. After all, both of them think that 13,000 hours spent with unionized teachers in government classrooms is not enough indoctrination during childhood. Drip-drip-drip.

Borrowing a page from the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, they also want young adults to join a government job corps after graduation to work for the good of society and the environment -- and, of course, to learn more about the party line. Drip-drip-drip-drip-drip-drip.

You’d think that in 13,000 hours there would be time to teach children such apolitical facts as these:

-- that the government’s share of national income has doubled in the last 80 years;

-- that transfer payments, subsidies and handouts accounted for about five percent of federal spending 100 years ago, versus over half of spending today;

-- that the cost of government and government regulations is almost $30,000 a year per household, or about 65 percent of average household income;

-- that the government created today’s healthcare mess 66 years ago;

-- that many, if not most, socioeconomic problems are caused by out-of-wedlock births and single-parent families, both of which have been fueled by government policies and praised by media outlets and Hollywood;

-- that public education has failed miserably to achieve its goal of universal education, and that the productivity of public schools has plummeted, as measured by test scores and spending;

-- that government bookkeeping is fraudulent, and that the Social Security Trust Fund is an accounting fiction; and

-- that the government is covering its profligate spending by debasing the currency and punishing savers with inflation.

If children were to know such facts about government harming as well as they know half-truths about global warming, think of what would happen. They’d grow into adults who would turn off the dripping propaganda faucet.

Of course, that’s why the brainwashers will never teach children about government harming.

An author and columnist, Mr. Cantoni can be reached at ccan2@aol.com.

 

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No. 44 was Excellent - would have loved to hear you deliver your talk to the Handgun Violence symposium. --Mitch W. [C-SPAN broadcast available here:
http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=200525-1

 

That story by Eric Cartridge was great (Taking Gun Virgins for a Desert Shoot). I am going to take my new Scottish girl friend shooting. Don't tell my wife. --JC

 

re: taking gun virgins...etc.I know of what the author speaks,,,, many of the customers at my gun shop were from England and Canada and they loved to shoot because they couldn't do it their respective countries. --Jim M.

 

Excellent writing on your speech at the National Symposium on Handgun Violence. I posted it on Freerepublic. I enjoyed reading every word. I hope that you had some useful effect.  Overcoming a phobia is extremely difficult. --Dean

 

Alan: Perfect talk at the symposium. I especially enjoyed your focus on anti-rights, because that is exactly what these type of people are all about. You also pushed a great button with "if it saves just one life...." I love the subtle exposure of hypocrites, while standing in their midst. I understand that more than 85% of the gun deaths in the U.S. are related to drugs. Your comment about the social causes of violence was very well placed. Unfortunately, we tend to act against symptoms, because solving the root cause of problems can really be difficult. It is my hope that more than a handful of people had a hard time sleeping that night. Thank you for your wisdom, courage and leadership, --Clair S.

 

Alan, Your notes on the speech at Duquesne were very inspiring. I would like to become knowledgable enough to survive such an event... I was really surprised there was not any of the antics of hysteria, and screaming, or folks leaving the room, type behavior. That in an of itself, gave me hope (as in my tactic of “listen first, seek to understand, find common ground, then criticize”). Mark E. [Instead of “criticize,” raise cognitive dissonance, and the problem can resolve itself. Listening first is a great move.]

 

Alan, I just read a post on opticstalk.com on a speech you did at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, on April 9, 2008. I’m honored to have someone like you in the corner fighting for the right of gun loving citizens.

 

I just finished your article on the Symposium against Guns... Good Luck, Brother! You have more support than you know! --Norm J.

 

Dear Alan: I read your piece in MensNewsDaily [actually, Eric Cartridge’s piece]. Fantastic! Thanks so much for doing that. I truly believe that the greatest obstacles we face with the second amendment is one that regards education. I think that with just a little encouragement, we could get fellow gun owners to take friends, co-workers, neighbor kids, etc. shooting. I trust that people will follow your lead...I know I will. Carl

 

as always I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. in your report of the handgun violence symposium you said a few things that really struck me. first, I also believe that the right words do exist to convince anyone of the truth. this is one of the reasons that I find your column so valuable, it helps me to articulate my own positions so that I might be more persuasive when communicating with the rest of the world... so often I see folks on both sides of the debate narrow mindedly looking at each other as enemies, we are knuckle dragging cavemen who are just possessed with a love of violence and they are wimpy idiots who believe in absurd utopian ideas...... and on it goes, the walls ever higher and the ears go deaf. --James P.

 

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