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OBAMA..a gangster in the White House

April 12, 2011

Barack Obama: Gangster in the White House
“A bestseller!”—Sean Hannity
“Gangster Government is all the rage!”—Neil Cavuto
Bribery….coercion….intimidation. Sounds like a movie review of The Godfather, but unfortunately we’re talking about our federal government.

So says bestselling author David Freddoso in his controversial new book, Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy.

In his 2008 New York Times bestseller, The Case Against Barack Obama, Freddoso examined Obama’s pre-presidency actions and ideologies, revealing an extremely liberal Senator with shady alliances who would stop at nothing to become president of the United States.

Picking up where The Case Against Barack Obama left off, Gangster Government not only reveals the damage Obama has done since he has been in office, but exposes a side of Obama few have seen before—the corrupt Chicago politician whose number one goal behind any bill, stimulus, or regulation is to reward his friends and punish his enemies.

As Freddoso reveals, whether those “enemies” are oil companies, small businesses, or ordinary taxpayers like us, Obama will do—and has done—whatever it takes to sideline those who oppose him.

“Americans are used to politicians who help their friends when they can,” says Freddoso. “But no one expected President Obama to reshape the presidency to the extent he has. So far, he has overturned hundreds of years of lawmaking in America, betrayed our Constitution, and mocked millions of voters.”

A devastating and shocking look at a president whose training on Chicago’s political playground shines though every bent law and every broken promise, Gangster Government documents the first two years of an administration that is so corrupt, it would make Al Capone blush.


Un-American activities of our leaders…

November 20, 2009
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Note from David:  The Muslims, politicians and secular media are working themselves into a frenzy, in am ever increasing fixation of trying to get the whole world believe that Israel is the aggressor and the illegal occupier of what we used to call ” The Promised land”.  This week and over the next few weeks, I am going to publish some articles by several individuals who clearly and un-ashameably states the truth about the situation in the Middle East.      Its time for ALL Jews and Christians to stand our ground and stand up and proclaim the truth  …………

The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel.  Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God.  Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims,  and please remember to pray for all of the soldiers in the IDF -they are defending and fighting for the Kingdom of God.

Shabbat Shalom …. David & Josie

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Our country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post.   We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.   The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. We must recognize that there is an urgent need to separate the theo-political radical Islamic ideology out of our American society. We must begin to demand surveillance of suspected Imams and mosques that are spreading hate and preaching the overthrow of our Constitutional Republic.. that speech is not protected under First Amendment, it is sedition and if done by an American treason.  There should not be some 30 Islamic terrorist training camps in America – that has nothing to do with First Amendment, Freedom of Religion. The Saudis are not our friends and any American political figure who believes such is delusional.

Ret US Lt Col. Allen West


1. Palestinians Seek EU Support for Plan to Declare Statehood     Ha Aretz News   Nov 16th

    The Palestinians asked the European Union on Monday to back their plan to have the United Nations Security Council recognize an independent Palestinian state without Israeli consent.   The idea of seeking UN intervention has been gaining steam in the Arab world as the impasse in peacemaking drags on. The Palestinians seek a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in 1967.  “We will seek the support of all members of the international community,” Saeb Erekat, a top adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told reporters in Ramallah. Besides the EU, they also plan to seek U.S. approval, Erekat said.   EU foreign ministers will discuss the Arab-backed proposal at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, said Petra Dachtler, an adviser to the EU’s special Middle East envoy, Marc Otte. Because the idea has only been floated recently, the EU has yet to formulate an opinion, she said.  The EU is not on the Security Council, but EU members France and Britain are permanent council members that wield veto power.
    The plan appears to be largely symbolic, given that the U.S., Israel’s chief ally, would likely veto such an initiative at the United Nations. It also would not remove the 500,000 Israelis living in West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem neighborhoods.   The move, however, reflects growing Palestinian frustration with the deadlock in peace efforts. Palestinian officials say they hope international endorsement would force Israel to recognize a future Palestine’s borders based on the pre-1967 lines.

2. Hamas to Palestinians: End Occupation, Then Declare State   Ha Aretz News  Nov 16th

   Earlier Monday, Hamas rejected the PA initiative, saying true independence required the complete cessation of Israeli occupation.  The Islamist militant group pointed out that a unilateral declaration of statehood had already been made by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1988.  If it had to be done again, Hamas spokesman Salah Bardweel said on Monday, “why not declare a Palestinian state from the sea [Mediterranean] to the river [of Jordan]” rather than in the West Bank and Gaza only.  The declaration proposed by Erekat would have no meaning and was merely an attempt by the rival Palestinian camp of President Mahmoud Abbas to pretend it had an alternative to faltering peace negotiations, other than armed struggle, said Bardweel.  “This move is not a meaningful declaration. It simply aims at escaping the benefits of resistance against the occupation,” he said. “Instead of threatening to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state to be established in the air, we should work on liberating the occupied territories and end the current internal Palestinian division.”  Declaring a state “in the air on 20 per cent of the Palestinian land, which would be rejected by the world,” was not the solution, he argued. Rather, Palestinians should focus on their own “ability to liberate the land.”

3. Israel Will Not Take Kindly to Palestinian Declaration of Independence    Israel Today News  Nov 16th

     Israeli leaders on Monday reiterated that a threatened unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence would be a mistake that would have long-lasting negative consequences for Palestinian aspirations of statehood.  Speaking before the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said a Palestinian declaration of independence would be doomed to failure since it would violate and thereby nullify the Palestinians’ agreement with Israel, freeing the Jewish state to reassert sovereignty over all the territories in question.   A day earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that is precisely what would happen, warning that a unilateral Palestinian declaration would result in even more severe unilateral steps by Israel.   Lieberman also insisted that the UN Security Council was unlikely to give its backing to a Palestinian state formed outside the framework of an agreement with Israel.
     But chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told a Palestinian newspaper at the weekend that he had received “positive responses” to feelers put out at the UN. Erekat said that Palestinian representatives had won tacit approval for such a move from many Security Council members, even possibly the US.  The Palestinians claim that Israel is destroying the peace process and that there is little hope of a bilateral two-state agreement at this point, despite repeated attempts by Netanyahu to get Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas back to the negotiating table.

4. Gaza Arms Smuggling at Pre-Cast Lead Levels   ICEJ News  Nov 18th

Palestinian arms smuggling from Egypt into the Gaza Strip underneath the Philadelphi Corridor near Rafah has increased greatly over the past few months, reverting back to the level that existed before Operation Cast Lead last winter, according to The Jerusalem Post. The IDF claimed to have destroyed 300 tunnels during Cast Lead and now, it is estimated that between 350 and 500 tunnels are operating. Israel believes Egypt could completely stop the smuggling within 24 hours, but refuses to help because the resultant trade is vital to the local economy in Sinai and Egyptian officers are often bribed to look the other way. In related news, the Gaza Strip has seen a nearly 900 percent increase in humanitarian aid this year compared to 2008, the head of the IDF’s Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration, Col. Moshe Levi, said on Monday. Levi denied reports that there is a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, calling the situation “stable.”

5.  IAF Strikes Weapons Factory, Border Tunnel in Gaza   ICEJ News    Nov 19

The Israeli Air Force destroyed a weapons manufacturing site in the southern Gaza Strip and two smuggling tunnels in the Rafah border area on Wednesday night, responding to a Kassam rocket fired at Israel from Gaza earlier in the day, the latest of around 750 missiles that have been fired at Israel from Gaza in 2009. The latest air sorties in Gaza came as The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday that the IAF is preparing its pilots to face the growing threat from the sophisticated anti-aircraft and ballistic missile threat from Iran and its proxies in Gaza and Lebanon. “We need to strengthen the human factor in the air force so they are prepared for all these different possibilities,” a senior IAF officer said Wednesday. Meanwhile, an old fashioned threat to the IAF has emerged in the form of what some officers are calling a “mini intifada” of harassment of IAF pilots by Beduin who live along a main road that leads to the Ne vatim Base in the Negev. Military cars traveling along Route 31 connecting Nevatim and Beersheva have had rocks thrown at them and one pilot was dragged out of his vehicle and beaten.

6. Federal Court Judge Clears Way for Obama Eligibility Lawsuit     The Israel Report  Nov 14th

      Many concerned veterans and citizens attended the hearing in Federal Court in Santa Ana in the lawsuit against Barack Obama to determine his eligibility to be President and Commander in Chief.  About 150 people showed up, almost all in support of the lawsuit to demand that Obama release his birth certificate and other records that he has hidden from the American people.  Judge David Carter refused to hear Obama’s request for dismissal. He indicated there was almost no chance that this case would be dismissed. Obama is arguing this lawsuit was filed in the wrong court if you can believe that.  Obama would prefer a “kangaroo court” instead of a Federal court!  Assuming Judge Carter denies Obama’s motion for dismissal, he will likely then order expedited discovery which will force Obama to release his birth certificate in a timely manner (if he has one).   The judge, WHO IS A FORMER U.S. MARINE, repeated several times that this is A VERY SERIOUS CASE which must be resolved quickly so that the troops know that their Commander in Chief is eligible to hold that position and issue lawful orders to our military in this time of war. He basically said OBAMA MUST PROVE HIS ELIGIBILITY to the court! He said Americans deserve to know the truth about their President!      The two U.S. Attorneys representing Barack Obama tried everything they could to sway the judge that this case was frivolous, but Carter would have none of it and cut them off several times.  Obama’s attorneys left the courtroom after the 90 minute hearing looking defeated and nervous.   Great day in America for the U.S. Constitution!  The truth about Barack Obama’s eligibility will be known fairly soon – Judge Carter practically guaranteed it!   

7. Israel Sets All-Time Tourism Mark For Month of October   ICEJ News  Nov 13th

Tourism to Israel last month was up 9 percent over October of last year, setting an all-time high for the month, the Tourism Ministry reported Thursday. Some 330,000 tourists visits Israel last month, bringing the year-to-date total to 2.3 million, Ministry statistics show. “The change in the negative trend since the beginning of the year can be attributed to the marketing and focus of Israel as the Holy Land with Jerusalem at its center and the marketing efforts to bring target communities to Israel,” Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov said Thursday. He added that the figures are encouraging, but more needs to be done such as putting more emphasis on Israel as a land of sacred faith, adding more hotel rooms across different classes and removing bureaucratic obstacles.


Oversight Board :  Pastor Mike Fryer,   Sid Roth – Messianic Vision,  Motte Sircus 

The CARMEL ALERT  Nov 20th  2009

A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to praying
When Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords in September 1978, and followed this up by signing the Israel-Egypt peace treaty of March 1979, he initiated Israel’s defensive and losing strategy.   Let’s face a simple but unpleasant truth: Only a fool surrenders land won in a war of self-defense to the aggressor-surrenders land for what Anwar Sadat mockingly called “a piece of paper.”   Without firing a shot, Sadat won the greatest victory in military or diplomatic history. From an adversary superior in arms he regained the entire Sinai, including its strategic air bases built by Israel, and oil fields Israel had made productive. Begin surrendered all this-a twelve billion dollar infrastructure-for verbiage!  Sadat also manipulated Begin into abandoning the Jewish settlement of Yamit. This surrender infected Israel’s mentality with the pathological policy of “land for peace.” If this were not enough, Sadat conned Begin into signing the first international agreement that referred to Judea and Samaria as the “West Bank.”

Say what you will about Begin’s virtues, he didn’t really know what he was doing at Camp David. This pretty much sums up the story of his colleagues and successors to this day. Connect the dots: from Begin at Camp David to Bibi at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University, where Netanyahu renounced the Jewish people’s biblical as well as legal claim to Judea and Samaria.   The State of Israel has been led by losers since the IDF’s miraculous victory in the June 1967 Six-Day War. It had to be miraculous, since it was achieved without the any thought or intention to incorporate Judea and Samaria into the State;! In fact, that bold but logical idea was opposed by Israel’s timid and myopic leaders. No wonder they ceded control of Israel’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, to the Arabs-who were stunned by this gesture of the conquerors.

The word “gesture” tells it all. Israel’s ruling elites think they can obtain peace through “gestures,” like yielding strategic assets for parchment-nay, for less than parchment, as witness the hero who retreated from Gaza for nothing. Let’s face it: Using a term coined by Lenin, we have to admit that for more than four decades this country has been ruled by “useful idiots,” whose mindless behavior was facilitated by Israel’s inane system of government-a system that allowed Ariel Sharon to nullify the 2003 Knesset elections and become Labor’s surrogate prime minister!

Let’s stop the pseudo-sophistication, the obscurantism: It’s not the Arabs but Jewish prime ministers that have laid the foundations for a Palestinian state.
And it makes no difference which party or party leader or party coalition heads Israel’s government: you get the same suicidal policy: retreat and surrender. Barack Obama could have drawn his anti-American foreign policy from Israel’s anti-Zionist foreign policy!
I am not a defeatist. For decades I have offered constructive alternatives to the self-destructive policies of this country. In fact, when I made aliyah in 1976- the year after the UN equated Zionism with “racism”-I brought with me the unheard idea of encouraging Israel to quit the United Nations, and I even gained support for the idea by a politically influential Israeli.

In any event, I have repeatedly proposed an offensive foreign policy, beginning with a serious expose of the repressive nature of Arab regimes. Alternatively, since Israel was not going to quit the UN, I suggested that Israel submit a proposal in the General Assembly to expel this or that Arab or Islamic regime on grounds of its violation of the UN Charter or the anti-Genocide Convention?  I have often advocated an “ideological offensive” against Israel’s enemies, for example, exposing the hatred of Israel propagated by Egypt’s state-controlled media, which violates the Israel-Egyptian peace treaty.  The Arabs have never ceased their ideological offensive against Israel, playing the “victimization card” or inciting the UN to pass anti-Israel resolutions. Meanwhile, Israel’s political leaders continue to play the role of blind-deaf-mutes.

But what am I saying? Jews must not irritate the “goyim,” certainly not the descendants of Ishmael. Jews much show how magnanimous they are, how peace-loving they are, how long-suffering they are, vis- Ã -vis their Arab assailants. Yes, Jews must suffer the cruel attacks, the murderous hatred, the obscene lies of the Arabs. The last thing they must do is tell the truth about these compulsive liars, which means they must imitate these Arabs with a good conscience! 

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Texas murders…

November 6, 2009

“Alauha Akbar” does not mean “God is Great” 

It means “allah is greater” or…

the idol in the pantheon of Mohammads family that was “greater” then the other 299 idols they “worshiped”

Allah is no “god”

Unfortunatly our president thinks he is and has confused a dangerous ideology with a religion.

Obama, we know you are a Muslim pretending to be a Christian!

We also know you are an African(Kenyan) pretending to be an American.

We know you are a “usurper” of the Presidency of America and we wonder when you will admit to it and come clean.

If you really were a truely born again believer in the one true God, you would denounce Islam and expose it for what it really is…an ideology bent on world conquest at any cost. (not a religion with free expression allowed under the constitution)

A fake “religion” with an ideology of destroying the non-muslim world in the name of “allah” is no religion…it  is an un-lawful activity against our freedom.

Forget the Quaran, it is not holy.  Believe the holy bible and follow the true God who is the one God our nation honors in our State constitutional preambles as well as the one you swore to uphold.

allah is no god…and it(he) is certainly not great when a man uses a belief in this ideology to murder and maim over 40 people…especially ones who are fighting for the freedom we hold so dear in our One Nation Under the real God.

May the true God’s compassion be with the families of those so brutally slain in Texas in the name of the destroyer of a peaceful world.  One that can be peaceful only in the name of the “Prince of Peace” who is the real God and who provided redemtion to all who believe through his own sacrifice two-thousand years ago.

Listen for the “call” of the one God upon your understanding…and may all who seek him find the Way, the Truth and the Life who is G-d’s Salvation.

The lie of Islam…

September 24, 2009

The lastest is that some Muslims are saying that the “radicals” have hijacked Islam and that the origional religion is peacfull.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

In fact the beginning of the so called religion in the 8th century was conjured up by Mohammad to help him subdue the people of Arabia and have them all, under his rule bow to his favorite idol allah. (ever wonder about the cresent moon? allah was a piece of wood representing the moon).

Each nomadic tribe in Arabia had their favorite “god” so they agreed not to kill each other for 3 months and at that time they all brought their favorite “gods” to the temple/kabala in Mecca.

Today it’s done for 30 days and is called Ramadon.

Mohammad said his was the “greatest” god and that is where the saying “allah akbar” comes from.  (I don’t think a piece of wood will hear anybodies prayer and keep them out of Hell.  Do you?

Please don’t take my word for it as I am just an “Infidel” acording to the Haddith which is the instruction book on how a Muslim should live and interpret the Qur’an.

It’s what Islam refers to as Sharia.

Rather read the Bible(the book you are forbidden to read because the Mullas don’t want you to know the truth and leave Islam) Yes, see for yourself.  You can still do this in America!

You would do well to read the Hebrew Scriptures and see how the Koran is  based on them…or read first the “new” book of Matthew and see how it is written to the Jews (the ones allah is “happy” about having you kill).

No God and loving Creator would have His angel Gabriel bring “down” such a book.

It looks like Muslims have been thrown a horrible curve…but don’t dispair.  The one true god has provided a “way” for all men, Muslim and Non-Muslim to return to him in loving forgivness.

He, Adonai has even done all the hard work for you and all one has to do is trust in His Salvation who is (the prophet) Jesus/Yeshua in Hebrew/ and believe that He/Yeshua, really is the Lamb of G-d sacrificed on the “tree” before the foundation of the earth and in the physical realm about 2000 years ago, centuries before Islam. (in other words he is the ancient one/G-d in the flesh).

Well, it’s all in the pages of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation..If you read it with the idea that you are seeking for the real truth then you will find it.

Meanwhile don’t think that Islam has been Hi-jacked by the terrorists…They are only following what their god allah (more likely Satan) is telling them to do.

Think about it.  What Mother would have her own child killed on the chance that it would please an angry god?

May all who “seek” find the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Lets get out of Afganistan…

September 7, 2009
The Afghanistan quagmire
Posted: 06 Sep 2009 08:27 AM PDT
In November 2008, I wrote of Afghanistan, “Having lived through the long years of the war in Vietnam, I can tell you that Afghanistan looks and smells like Vietnam. It is the classic wrong war in the wrong place.”

I still think the U.S. should leave. I don’t like having to pack up and abandon Afghanistan to its fate, but Afghanistan’s fate has been fought over for centuries and, in the modern era, it has defied any invasion or intrusion into its affairs.
It is in a very bad neighborhood that includes Russia, Iran, and the worst basket case of all, Pakistan. The Afghans and Pakistanis mutually despise each other.
When someone like Adm. Mike Mullen, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that the situation in Afghanistan has been “deteriorating” over the past few years and that the “Taliban insurgency has gotten more sophisticated”, as he did on August 23, you better pay attention.
More importantly, the White House had better pay attention. The Admiral is trying to send it a message. He said, for example, he was “extremely concerned” about the recent bombings in Iraq. Speaking on CNN’s ‘State of the Nation’, it was no secret that the man overseeing the greatest military on Earth was warning that it is ill-equipped to deal with insurgencies short of the massive infusion of manpower.
We tried that in Vietnam. It didn’t work. The former Soviets tried that in Afghanistan. It didn’t work. The invasions were successful in turning both places into slaughterhouses. History cries out against foreign engagement in this feeble excuse for a nation.
The U.S. justification for the waging of war is because 9/11 was planned there. It is a fallacy. The next attack on America can be planned anywhere. Al Qaeda does not need Afghanistan to do that.
Specifically, the last general charged with succeeding in Afghanistan asked for and was denied 10,000 more troops. Then he was replaced.
All during the long years of the war in Vietnam, Americans were told that another increase of troops would turn the tide, but we know now what the White House knew then; there was no indigenous enthusiasm for the South Vietnamese generals and even less for the Americans. Both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon knew we could not win a war there and some 57,000 American dead is their ugly legacy.
We have been in Afghanistan since 9/11 when we enjoyed an initial success chasing out the Taliban and al Qaeda. That was accomplished, not by a massive U.S. troop infusion, but by hiring its northern tribes who were opposed to the Taliban, intruders from across the border in Pakistan, in combination with our extraordinary air power. Earlier, during the years of the Soviet invasion, the U.S. provided massive amounts of money and weapons to Afghan tribes, some which were led by notorious drug lords.
The Taliban are back. The Afghans are tired of American troops in their midst and you can largely dismiss the smaller numbers of troops from “coalition” nations because they are window-dressing. This does not diminish the casualties they have sustained, but it does acknowledge their very reluctant participation.
Long ago, the British learned that Afghanistan is a place where empires go to die.
Virtually every military expert agrees that Afghanistan is the last place on Earth for a modern army to wage war and that includes every NATO general. It no doubt includes the Russians whose invasion ultimately brought down the former Soviet Union. That whole game was part of the larger Cold War.
Afghanistan never was much of a “nation” though it was relatively calm when Afghan dynasties ruled from around the 1700s into the last century. In terms of foreign policy, the U.S. had largely ignored Afghanistan for decades.
The notion that democracy as practiced in the West can be transplanted there is farcical though some previous Afghan regimes had made progress to free women from Islamic subjugation. Efforts toward modernization have always been painfully slow there.
Since the 1700s the primary export from Afghanistan has been heroin and it remains so today. Other than growing poppies, there’s not much that passes for an economy there. It doesn’t matter who’s elected because the business of Afghanistan is opium. American troops will not alter that.
The U.S. war in Afghanistan has been going on since 2001, but Americans dislike long wars. We fought a long one and a wrong one in Vietnam. They serve no purpose. Our military exists to kill people and smash things. Nation building is not one of its skill sets, nor should it be.
Right now Americans are distracted by the battles over the hideous healthcare reform bill and Cap-and-Trade. Americans rightfully fear that those in control of our government are deliberately bankrupting the nation. In increasing numbers they have concluded that electing Obama president was a very bad idea.
It is unfortunate that we measure wars by the number of casualties, but they will continue in Afghanistan and, when Americans at last turn their collective attention to them, the pressure to withdraw from Afghanistan will mount.
I confess that the strategic reasons for being there defy my understanding, other than its proximity to Pakistan. It sounds to me like the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs wants to leave and for very good reasons that date back at least three centuries and longer.
The war on terror will go on until we kill as many of the leadership of al Qaeda as possible. When it becomes too lethal to join al Qaeda, its members will go back to herding goats. It is a war that can and should be fought covertly and as viciously as possible.

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Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy
Posted: 06 Sep 2009 06:46 AM PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs” with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.
The resignation comes as Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate.

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