Monday April 27th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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  1. Whistling_Past says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Not Always So Bad!

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Have you heard the story of Honus? Honus was a wicked old renegade who lived in a small country town. When he died his body lay in the funeral parlor for three days without anyone even taking notice. Finally, on the day of the burial, a few of his old cronies did stop by to at least pay their respects.

    As they gathered, the funeral director said: “Now fellows, we can’t bury Honus like a dog. We’ve got to have some kind of service for him. Won’t somebody here take charge?” But the silence was profound, so finally the funeral director himself agreed to take charge.

    He began by asking whether there wasn’t someone who had some good word to say for Honus before they buried him. Again there was a deep silence, until finally one old man stood up and said: “Well, I can say this much for Honus; he wasn’t always as bad as he sometimes was.”

    To be honest, isn’t this true of all of us? Some people take offense at Rom. 3:22,23, which says: “For there is no difference, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” They think there is a difference, and that they have not been as sinful as others. Ah, but while there may be a difference in the nature or the degree of our sins, Romans 3 is right when it says that there is no difference in this: that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” A person may put up a good front, feeling that he is not nearly so great a sinner as others, but whether a bridge is ten feet or a hundred feet short of spanning the chasm, it is still useless, so don’t try crossing it.

    This is why we all need “the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of [God’s] grace” (Eph. 1:7). And we may have this by trusting in the Christ who died for our sins (1 Cor. 15:3). “For by grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/not-always-so-bad/

    Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

    1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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  4. A little unfinished 2A business…

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    Diego Maximo Pujol is an Argentine player and composer who’s work always impresses me for it’s intimacy and lyrical simplicity. Sometimes you come across music that just sounds like it is best herd in your living room. 🙂

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

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  7. Lucille says:

    HAPPY BENCH MONDAY….

    Cambria, California…

    Longmoor Lake, California Country Park, Berkshire, England…

    “The Ghosts on Top of My Head” – Banff, Alberta Public Sculpture…

    Communing with man’s best friend…

    Walt Disney at Disneyland, 1960s…

    Have a blessed day!

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      The water and forest bench pictures are the best. Thank you.

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    • rrick says:

      I lived in Cambria for eleven years. All told, I live along that coast for over 30 years. Oh, how I wish to be back there. Not to Cambria for it is a very ‘dark’ place but certainly on the coast. Thank you, Lucille.

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      • Lucille says:

        You’re welcome, rrick! I love the Cambria area but have not been there for 20 years or more. The iceplant type ground cover is so typical of California. I miss home and all my friends; but I’ll never go back, not unless the totally unlikely happens and the lefties get thrown out on their ears.

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  8. Lucille says:

    30 Vintage Baseball Photos
    Yesterday Today YouTube Channel

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  9. Beverly says:

    This is a talk, in normal English, by two doctors in California that explains how and why the lockdown is medically crazy. They are very calm, and there are some folks in the room who question them (one guy is emotionally invested in the lockdown, but they handle him like a couple of seasoned handlers at an insane asylum dealing with the schizo: tactfully).

    Anyway, it’s a great, and clear, explanation that we now have data and numbers that Prove this is less dangerous than the yearly flu: https://tinyurl.com/ycrjul6a

    Please pass the link around. They have a calm, rational demeanor that the resistant might listen to, and they’re both doctors with many years of real-world experience (unlike the Hillary-worshipping Fauci).

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  10. Day 1192. Is this when we start draining the swamp? Asking for a friend.

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  11. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Hey Doc, I thought nail salons were closed?

    I also thought quarantines were imposed on people who were ill.
    Does Corona fall from the sky like rain & snow?

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    • F.D.R. in Hell says:

      I hear Coronavirus is a False-Flu-Flag fear-fanning folly fashioned to flout the freedoms and flog the finances of families and to fornicate the November elections.
      Or is that just a rumor?

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    • P says:

      FTA: White nails

      If the nail bed is predominantly white with darker rims near the top, this can indicate liver problems such as hepatitis. According to WebMD, pale fingernails can also indicate problems with anemia, liver disease or even heart disease.

      https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/medical-condition-fingernail-health-fd.html

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      • Lucille says:

        In times past (50s-70s) my doctors always checked the fingernails as part of a routine check-up visit. I wonder if medical schools even speak of it in passing nowadays.

        When I moved to Los Angeles in 1963, MD visits cost only $12 and payments came out of the pocket since insurance for the average worker was non-existent. Seems to me that I did have access to insurance starting in 1968 but ALL monthly insurance premiums were paid by the worker–no company participation at all. It was via Kaiser Permanente and paperwork was the employees’ job.

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  12. citizen817 says:

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    • KMD says:

      LOL
      Have a friend who lives ‘out in the country’. Years ago, his work crew came across an orphaned bobcat, in bad shape. He took it to a country vet to save its life. Then home, where his family bottle fed it back to full health…
      The tom bobcat was weaned onto raw meat & grew quickly. It was never caged, or restrained in any way…he lived in the outdoor workshop and could come & go as it pleased. Even had a little jack Russell terrier for a buddy! Man, what a tag team of mayhem they were!!!

      Man, that bobcat was an incredible animal! He was quite friendly at times, and would jump up on your lap, or weave thru your legs like a regular kitty kitty. Lemme tell ya, having a near grown tom bobcat siting on your lap is some kind of humbling experience!!!

      During his first year and a half of life, the bobcat would venture out for a day, or two. Sometimes more. But, he’d eventually come back and be seen on his bed, an elevated perch in the shop loft. One day, he left and never came back. Can only hope he heard the call of the wild and maybe found him a female to pair up with…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      😯

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    • TreeClimber says:

      WHAT ****WIT GAVE A COUGAR A BATH IN A BATHTUB!

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    • Rj says:

      That ain’t no tabby it looks like a mountain lion.

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  13. Dora says:

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Monday, April 27, 2020

    “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
    John 14:3 (KJV)

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  15. prtomr says:

    May the Hand of our Lord God Almighty be upon every person that enters these spaces this day. Amen

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  16. amwick says:

    Hot off the press…

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  17. amwick says:

    Heads up.. for people that use twitter… Sidney Powell’s account has been severely restricted.. I have her on a tweet deck, so I can see the tweets anyway… The restictions include search bans, and serious ghosting…

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    • Jimmy R says:

      I just verified that she indeed no longer appears in search.

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    • GB Bari says:

      The Twitter Nazis are getting even more brazen, blocking a prominent respectable person.
      And they’ve been pretty brazen for awhile.

      Unless the DOJ intervenes, the deliberate denial of free speech by all major social media will continue to get worse leading up to November.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I have probably sent almost everyone of the “Coronovirus” series to NY 311. I was saving them to my photo gallery.

      “Free msg: Thank you for texting NYC311. We’re here to help, but if this is an emergency, please call 911. If you require assistance, a representative will be with you soon. If you are reporting a social distancing violation, we will be in touch if we need more info. You can text the word “COVID” to 692-692 to get the latest updates about coronavirus.

      Thank you for using NYC311 Text.”

      For a little while after they shut the system down a week ago, I stopped receiving these.

      I figured that they probably started something to block me.

      Now I am waiting for an operator.

      “Hello Sir/Madam, are you there?”

      What if that is not my preferred gender pronoun?

      LOL

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      • F.D.R. in Hell says:

        You’ve undoubtedly noticed the series started out as a humorous endeavor, designed to run for a week or two here on CTH. But as evil began to emerge, the creative fun quickly evaporated. So very sad.

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  19. trondtveten says:

    Listen to these two experts on immuniology who have treated numerous Covid-19 patients explaining how isolation/quarantining weakens your immune system. (video lasts less than 2 minutes):

    “Asymptomatic spreaders of virus are ok because they have the weaker variants of Covid-19 (that’s why they’re asymptomatic) since those then spreads more rapidly giving mass-immunity against the harmful variants” (Lasts less than 1 min):

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  20. Dora says:

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  21. just stevie says:

    WHAT DO YOU WANT?

    “Seekest thou great things for thyself?” Jer. xlv. 5

    Are you seeking great things for yourself? Not seeking to be a great one, but seeking great things from God for yourself. God wants you in a closer relationship to Himself than receiving His gifts, He wants you to get to know Him. A great thing is accidental, it comes and goes. God never gives us anything accidental. There is nothing easier than getting into a right relationship with God except when it is not God Whom you want but only what He gives.

    If you have only come the length of asking God for things, you have never come to the first strand of abandonment, you have become a Christian from a standpoint of your own. “I did ask God for the Holy Spirit, but He did not give me the rest and peace I expected.” Instantly God puts His finger on the reason – you are not seeking the Lord at all, you are seeking something for yourself. Jesus says – “Ask, and it shall be given you.” Ask God for what you want, and you cannot ask if you are not asking for a right thing. When you draw near to God, you cease from asking for things. “Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.” Then why ask? That you may get to know Him.

    Are you seeking great things for yourself? “O Lord, baptize me with the Holy Ghost.” If God does not, it is because you are not abandoned enough to Him, there is something you will not do. Are you prepared to ask yourself what it is you want from God and why you want it? God always ignores the present perfection for the ultimate perfection. He is not concerned about making you blessed and happy just now; He is working out His ultimate perfection all the time – “that they may be one even as We are.”

    Oswald Chambers
    April 27th Devotional

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  22. Dora says:

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    On her way into treating COVID patients in two states this morning my wife is listening to NPR (I know, I know) and the talking head comes on to say there’s a discussion coming up that will discuss why illegal (my word, not the one they used) aliens should be given stimulus checks because otherwise they’ll be forced to go out into the community and work, potentially exposing others (presumably legal residents) to coronavirus infection.

    Aside from the threat of infecting Americans with a possibly deadly disease if we don’t give them free money perhaps the apologists can explain why they’re recommending subsidizing illegals who’ll compete with already financially stressed Americans for jobs as they open up? Employers who’ve already been backed up to a financial cliff will be looking at a subsidized illegals, many who don’t pay taxes, willing to take jobs from legal citizens at a lesser salary who do pay taxes.

    This also hilites something the local and national news has only recently started to very carefully touch on, and that is the Latinx population is as disproportionately infected with the COVID-19 virus just as the AA population is. The CDC’s releasing the data ( https://salud-america.org/coronavirus-case-rates-and-death-rates-for-latinos-in-the-united-states/ ) and the MSM’s touching on it but also looking for ways to spin it so it doesn’t look quite as bad. o far we’re hearing about ‘their fear of getting arrested if they go to a doctor’ and ‘how this points out how illegals need Medicaid to prevent contracting infections (i.e., infecting citizens)’.

    Tell me this isn’t going to be an election issue, the Democrats pointing out the need for a single-payer health plan that will provide equal treatment to all, legal/illegal, to prevent this Conservative-sponsored racial genocide from occurring again. I’m also betting that Ratteamsters will be quietly spreading the rumor in minority communities that this was a manufactured virus, blamed on the Chinese to misdirect the true right-wing racist origins of it, designed to attack the People of Color. If they’re really on their game they can tie it to the lack of free medical care in the minority community and the need for an increase in food stamp benefits so that minorities ‘won’t be forced to buy unhealthy but filling junk food due to inadequate resources’. Soooooo many possibilities here to help them in their efforts to destroy America.

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    • Sepp says:

      To destroy the Historic American Nation.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Oh I think they’re out to pretty well screw the entire pooch. The name may stay, though modified by the addition of something like ‘The People’s Democratic Republic of an Inclusive Amerika’, or some such, but what’s left would be as almond milk is to real dairy.

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  24. Sepp says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

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  25. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  26. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  27. @ChicagoBri says:

    A little pick-me-up, so you know it’s gonna be all right now

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  28. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the risen Lord Jesus:

    1. How He appeared to the disciples on the shore of the lake, and called to them “Children!”.
    2. How He again filled their nets with fish, and they knew Him, though none dare ask: “Who art Thou?”

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is April 14th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and April 27th on the civil calendar.

    Second Week of Pascha

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  29. TOGandC says:

    Hello all,
    If anyone knows of where to buy higher strength alcohol or sanitizer that can be used on atm machines, whether on the internet or in eastern Massachusetts/southern NH/southern Maine, would you please post it? My friend’s family owns a small bank (7 offices & about 150 employees), and they really need to continually sanitize the atm, drive thru, and to keep their employees healthy because banking still happens (ex: for mortgage payments). They absolutely cannot close the bank, and have been desperately searching for large enough quantities of sanitizer to keep 7 branches open and clean.
    Thank You

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  30. P says:

    Israel to Observe Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) Beginning Monday Evening

    The Jewish State prepares to commemorate their Memorial Day for fallen soldiers, veterans, and those killed by acts of terrorism throughout the nation’s history; There will be a siren at 8:00 PM IST to commence the remembrance of those who risked it all for the survival of the nation of Israel.

    https://beholdisrael.org/israel-to-observe-yom-hazikaron-memorial-day-beginning-monday-evening/

    Genesis 12:1-3
    1 For the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house unto the land that I will show thee.

    2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing.

    3 I will also bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    I will always stand with Israel!

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  31. czarowniczy says:

    Just for the heck of it I went to my browser tools and cleared my cookies then went back and called up the Treehouse and another WP site. I didn’t sign in, just opened the two WP sites as I would were I just someone visiting to read – a total of 87 cookies just by visiting two sites. I sign in to the Treehouse and – bam – I pick up another 12.

    I have two blockers I use but now I find while they do stop most, not all, as long as I have the blocker on I can’t get into the section where someone would send me a reply or like. It’s at the point where I clear my browser before I sign on and after I sign off of WP.

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  32. Mr Lawson says:

    Embroidered Maga Masks (made by me) are now available at magamasks.net
    Check them out my fellow Patriots!

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  33. czarowniczy says:

    The DoD is returning the USNS Comfort to home port in Norfolk – appears it really wasn’t needed. It treated only 179 patients as a home for overflow non-COVID patients and, when converted to take COVID patients, it was found Comfort wasn’t needed as the Javits Convention Center was converted into a 1500 bed emergency hospital. The ship will leave for Norfolk to be restocked and readied for its next mission while much of the ship’s medical staff will stay in NYC and work with patients directly in hospitals.

    The DoD is returning the USNS Comfort to home port in Norfolk – appears it really wasn’t needed. It treated only 179 patients as a home for overflow non-COVID patients and, when converted to take COVID patients, it was found Comfort wasn’t needed as the Javits Convention Center was converted into a 1500 bed emergency hospital. The ship will leave for Norfolk to be restocked and readied for its next mission while much of the ship’s medical staff will stay in NYC and work with patients directly in hospitals.

    The USNS Mercy berthed in Los Angeles will likely soon be sent back to home in San Diego but not definite date has been set.

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  34. mandy says:

    John 14:6

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

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  35. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Philippines military writes letter to ChiCom envoy in Manila for not-yet-approved drug to fight Xi’s virus. But he pulled the letter back because? https://www.rappler.com/nation/259210-military-chief-asked-chinese-envoy-help-coronavirus-medicine

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  36. rebel53blog says:

    Peter Ham’s (Badfinger) birthday today…..
    Badfinger – Day After Day – Television – 1972
    https://www.youtube.com/wat

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  37. I think shifty is in line for a blanket party

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  38. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  39. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  40. Lucille says:

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Vetoes Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion
    By Micaiah Bilger – April 27, 2020 | 9:54AM FRANKFORT, KY

    The state legislature cannot override Beshear’s veto because the bill passed on the last day of its session.

    https://www.lifenews.com/2020/04/27/kentucky-gov-andy-beshear-vetoes-bill-to-stop-infanticide-care-for-babies-born-alive-after-abortion/

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