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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Christmas Day 2018


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NASA Puts Return To Moon In Crosshairs With Ambitious Timetable – Washington Times

NASA is buzzing with excitement these days about its ambitious new mission to return to the moon – this time to stay. The agency set an aggressive timetable to have the Gateway space station orbiting the moon by 2024, then begin ferrying astronauts from the station to the lunar surface sometime after 2026.

And that is just the beginning. Gateway also will serve as an outpost for deep space science and exploration, including a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, according to NASA.

The timeline, which some scientists say is overly optimistic, isn’t fast enough for President Trump, who dreams of sending humans on the 33.9-million mile journey to the red planet during his administration.

“We want to try to do it during my first term or at worst during my second term. So we’ll have to speed that up a little bit, OK?” he quipped in a video call last year with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station…

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Indonesian Tsunami Death Toll Reaches 429 – Kyodo News
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The death toll from a tsunami that struck parts of Java and Sumatra over the weekend has reached 429, with 154 others still missing, Indonesia’s disaster management agency said Tuesday, as search area expands to outlying areas cut off by the disaster.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said another 1,485 people were injured in Saturday night’s tsunami, caused by a volcanic eruption, that hit coastal areas around the narrow Sunda Strait between the country’s two most populous islands.

“The casualties may keep increasing… because there are some districts that have not been reachable due to damaged roads and collapsed bridges,” Sutopo said, adding the tsunami has displaced 16,082 people and damaged thousands of buildings, including many hotels…

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Supreme Court Blocks Mueller Subpoena – News Punch

The Supreme Court has finally taken interest in the Russia witch-hunt and blocked a subpoena issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Chief Justice John Roberts stayed a contempt order Sunday night, marking the first time the Supreme Court has intervened in the Mueller inquiry.

Dailycaller.com reports: Very little is known of the case, which reached the justices on Saturday, because the matter has proceeded through the federal courts under seal, meaning strict confidentiality prevails over every detail.

The scant facts which are available about the case are these: a grand jury issued a subpoena to an unnamed company owned by a foreign government some time during the summer of 2018. That firm, referred to in court filings as “the corporation” has been fighting the subpoena in federal court since August.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released one of the few public filings in the matter on Dec. 18…

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President And First Lady Take Calls From Children Tracking Santa On Christmas Eve – WRCB
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President Donald Trump and the first lady took calls from children calling NORAD about Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve, a service that is still running despite the partial government shutdown.

“Happy Christmas, and you just take care of yourself and say hello to your family,” Trump told one caller at the White House. “Say hello to everybody.”

NORAD, short for North American Aerospace Defense Command, tweeted Friday that it would still track Santa’s flight across the globe as it has done for more than six decades.

The government went into a partial shutdown at midnight on that day, after Congress failed to reach a stopgap funding deal…

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2018 Leftist Ideas Most Worthy Of Mockery And Derision – Karen Kataline

It’s time once again for those year-end lists when people rate everything from sports to literature. When it comes to politics and the bizarre notions from today’s Left, there is an embarrassment of riches from which to choose.

Some of these ideas have hung around from the previous year and earlier because they haven’t been mocked and derided successfully by weak and wobbly Republicans.

Since Democrats had no federal legislative power in 2018, it was a banner year for advancing liberal language and cultural concepts. Make no mistake, whenever Democrats work to change our language today, it’s only the first step in their mission to change our policies tomorrow.

Now that they are set to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, look for them to roll out those policies one after another.

Case in point: Jack Phillips of the Masterpiece Cake Shop is being persecuted because in 1992…

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Kevin Spacey Releases Weird Video As Frank Underwood After Assault Charge Announced – Circa
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Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a restaurant, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Monday.

The Academy Award-winning actor, 59, is due in Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7 to face a charge of indecent assault and battery, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said.

A criminal complaint was issued by a clerk magistrate at a hearing Thursday, he said.

Shortly after the charge became public, Spacey posted a video on YouTube titled “Let Me Be Frank” and tweeted a link to it, breaking a public silence of more than a year…

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President Trump: Contract Awarded To Build 115 Miles Of Border Wall In Texas – Breitbart

President Donald Trump claims he has awarded a contract to construct 115 miles of border wall in Texas as a partial government shutdown over the U.S.-Mexico border wall extends into Christmas Eve.

“I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115-mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas,” President Trump tweeted. “We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete. Democrats must end Shutdown and finish funding. Billions of Dollars, & lives, will be saved!”

The announcement comes after President Trump met with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over the U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.

Though both sides have traded offers over the dollars, they remain far apart on the wall…

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Here Are The Most Egregious Fake News Stories Of 2018 – Daily Caller
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As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to review the year’s worst cases of media misquotes, misleading narratives, major corrections and straight-up fake news.

While last year’s fake reporting largely occurred during the media’s relentless pursuit to prove Russian collusion, this year’s list is much more varied. However, some themes emerged: stories about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the U.S. border were routinely flagged for misinformation.

Without further ado, here is the list of 2018’s worst examples of fake news:

1. WaPo Blames Border Patrol For Death of 7-Year-Old Migrant

The Washington Post published a story in December focusing on a 7-year-old migrant…

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Helicopter Crash Kills Mexican Governor Martha Erika Alonso And Her Husband – Daily Wire

On Monday, Martha Erika Alonso, the first female governor in the history of the Mexican state of Puebla, was killed in a helicopter crash along with her husband, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, who had been the governor between 2011 amd 2017..

The Washington Post reported, “The Agusta 109 helicopter fell about 10 minutes after taking off from a heliport within the city of Puebla on a flight to Mexico City.

It crashed in the municipality of Santa Maria Coronango, which is about 3.5 miles (5.5 kilometers) north of the city’s main airport on the western outskirts, federal Public Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo told a news conference.”

President Andrés Manuel Lَpez Obrador confirmed the deaths on Twitter Monday night, adding that the government’s investigation would “tell the truth about what happened and act accordingly.” Marko Cortes, head of the center-right National Action Party (PAN), Alonso’s party, tweeted, “We are in mourning.”…

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MAGA Update: More Employers Are Looking For People Than People Are Looking For Jobs – Washington Times
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If you can’t find a job right now, you might not be looking hard enough.

The U.S. economy is running so hot that businesses cannot find people to fill their want ads. The 7.1 million openings recorded at the end of October easily topped the 6 million people the Labor Department said were unemployed and actively seeking jobs at that point.

And contrary to some claims, it’s not a list of low-paying unappealing jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the openings included more than 20,000 jobs in the information sector, more than 38,000 in real estate and leasing, and nearly 40,000 in education, including state and local government jobs…

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Michigan Women Accused Of Shoplifting At Target’s ‘Shop With A Cop’ Event – Breitbart

Two Michigan women who allegedly tried to shoplift from a Target store packed with police officers for the store’s “Shop with a Cop” event on Wednesday found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Authorities arrested Keiana Wilson, 40, of Burton, and Dana Johnson, 18, of Flint, and charged them with felony retail fraud for allegedly attempting to steal $1,900 in electronic goods from a Bloomfield Township Target store.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Bloomfield Township Police Sgt. Dan Brown said.

Several area police departments – including the police departments of Bloomfield Township, Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, and Orchard Lake – hosted a “Shop with a Cop” event at the store Wednesday evening to help disadvantaged children shop for family members.

But not everyone at the store was taking part in the festivities. Store security officers spotted Wilson and Johnson allegedly loading a cart filled with $1,900 worth of electronic goods…

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Socialist Fed Chief Jerome Powell Trying To Single-Handedly Destroy The U.S. Economy – Evans News Report
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As President Trump has seen economic success after economic success, the Progressive-Socialists have tried everything to unseat him, by any means necessary. As they saw failure after failure, the Global Kabal has found a new weapon;THE FEDERAL RESERVE!

In fact, the evidence is now showing that they have employed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to use his vast financial power over the interest rates to ultimately sink the Trump economy.

After all, the Trump economy not only was booming, but it was on fire, as the US stock markets set numerous records, consumer confidence was skyrocketing, spending was up, and all despite the fact that the Mainstream Media went on the air painting a dismal picture of Trump economic policies and buried the astonishing successes…

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‘Child Of Krakatoa’: ‘Volcano’ Tsunami Kills At Least 62 In Indonesia, Nearly 600 Injured – Breitbart

At least 62 people have been killed and nearly 600 injured in a tsunami in Indonesia that may have been caused by a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa, officials said Sunday.

Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches without warning in South Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9.30 pm local time (1430 GMT) on Saturday, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement.

At least 43 people died and 584 people were injured across three regions.

Authorities say the tsunami may have been triggered by an abnormal tidal surge due to a new moon and an underwater landslide following the eruption of Anak Krakatoa, which forms a small island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.

“The combination caused a sudden tsunami that hit the coast,” Nugroho said, but added that Indonesia’s geological agency was working to ascertain exactly how it happened…

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Police Draw Guns On Yellow Vests As Violent Demonstrations Hit France For Sixth Saturday In A Row – Daily Mail
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A tenth person has died during the Yellow Vest protests in France as demonstrations resumed today, with police pulling their guns on activists amid fierce clashes in central Paris.

A 36-year-old motorist, who has not been identified publicly, died when his car collided with a lorry at a road block erected by protesters in Perpignan last night, in the south of the country. A local police spokesman said: ‘The victim was with a group of demonstrators when the accident happened just before midnight on Friday. An enquiry has been launched.’

Protesters also gathered around a tollbooth on a French motorway on Saturday causing huge queues of vehicles and long delays. Meanwhile Brussels faced renewed demonstrations after a month of mass protests which have seen at least 400 people detained…

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Miserable Twitter Troll Doxes Everyone Who Donated To #GoFundTheWall – PJ Media

Did you donate money to the GoFundMe page to build the border wall? If you did, there’s a good chance this guy/gal or otherkin has doxed your Facebook profile to millions of other nasty trolls who will now make it their business to harass and punish you with anonymous online mobs.

Get ready, because your life is about to get more interesting. Based on my personal experience, once these monsters get your information and the directive to destroy you, the death threats, vandalism, obscene pornography, and harassment at work are not far behind.

And the worst part is, no one will help you – not the police or the FBI or anyone else whose job it should be to stop intimidation and harassment.

Via GIPHY:

You all deserve to be publicly shamed, humiliated, and rendered unhireable because you want our nation to enforce current immigration laws. Laws, by the way, that no Democrat ever objects to when they have the White House…

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Octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Lung Surgery To Remove Cancerous Growth – CNBC
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery Friday to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung, the Supreme Court said.

It said she was “resting comfortably” after the surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and there was no evidence of any remaining disease.

“Currently, no further treatment is planned,” the court said in a statement.

Ginsburg, the eldest member of the court and the senior justice of its liberal wing, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests she received while being treated for rib fractures sustained in a fall last month. Both nodules were found to be malignant during an initial evaluation…

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Obamacare-Loving Chief Justice Roberts Sides With Left-Wing Activists On Supreme Court, Strikes Down Trump’s Asylum Policy – Daily Wire

On Friday, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices of the Supreme Court once again as they ruled against the Trump administration’s request for permission to immediately deny asylum to illegal immigrants.

In the case, titled Trump v. East Bay Sanctuary, Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh voted for the Trump administration; Roberts joined justices Steven Breyer, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor to deny the Trump administration’s request.

Initially, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order blocking Trump’s initiative nationwide. That prompted Trump, noting that Tigar had been appointed by former President Barack Obama, to blast Tigar as an “Obama judge.” Chief Justice Roberts then fired at Trump:

We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges…

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Trump Is Right To Withdraw From Syria – Robert Spencer
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President Trump has ordered a rapid withdrawal of the 2,000 remaining U.S. troops in Syria, prompting the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis and arousing the ire of CNN – both excellent indications that the President is on the right track.

CNN, the 24/7 Hate Trump Network, headlined its story on the withdrawal “Trump orders rapid withdrawal from Syria in apparent reversal,” giving the impression that an erratic Trump was changing course, only to admit in the article itself that the President “has long signaled his desire to get out of Syria.”

Meanwhile, in his self-righteous and condescending resignation letter, which is being heralded by all the usual establishment suspects today as a positively Confucian outpouring of wisdom, even Mattis admits that he agrees with Trump on the salient issue at play in Syria…

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Mexico Agrees To Hold Asylum Seekers While U.S. Immigration Courts Consider Their Claims – WorldNetDaily

In a significant policy move addressing the problem of “catch and release,” Mexico has agreed to require Central Americans seeking asylum at the U.S. border to remain in Mexico while their cases move through immigration courts.

“They will not be able to disappear into the United States,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the House Judiciary Committee regarding asylum seekers. “They will have to wait for approval. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America. If they are not, they will be removed to their home countries.”

The policy does not apply to children traveling alone or to Mexican asylum seekers.

The Associated Press noted the announcement came two days after the U.S. pledged $10.6 billion in aid for Central America and southern Mexico.

Opponents of the policy, who contend migrants would be unsafe in some Mexican border towns, hint they will challenge the policy in court, the AP said…

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Russian MMA Fighter Is Jailed For 18 Years For Killing A Weightlifter In A Bare-Knuckle Brawl About Whether Martial Arts Are Better Than Gymnastics – Daily Mail
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An MMA fighter who killed a champion power-lifter during a sickening bare-knuckle street brawl in southeastern Russia last year has been jailed for 18 years. Anar Allakhveranov, 26, beat and kicked Andrey Drachev, 32, to death in the city of Khabarovsk in August, 2017.

Video shows Mr Drachev being knocked down by a vicious roundhouse kick. He gets up on wobbling legs but Allakhveranov ruthlessly kicks him down again. The mixed martial arts specialist can then be seen pounding Mr Drachev’s head repeatedly as he lies motionless on the pavement.

Their fight had been sparked by a dispute over whether gymnastics was superior to MMA, according to reports in Russia…

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Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old Walks Free After Prosecutor Shows Up To Court Drunk – KIMT

An Iowa man accused of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old has been freed after county attorney Michelle Murphy Rivera was arrested for being drunk in court.

A judge in Clarke County dismissed the case, saying the defendant didn’t get a trial within a year of his arrest – as mandated by Iowa’s right to speedy trial law.

“The county attorney’s unavailability at the last hearing was the finale following unexplained periods of inactivity and lack of responsiveness that prevented disposition of this case within one year,” Iowa District Court Judge Martha L. Mertz wrote this week in her order to release the defendant.

A timeline included in the judge’s response indicates that Rivera was slow to get back to the defense team on several occasions. Three months ago, after getting an email from the defense about the status of a plea agreement proposal, Rivera responds saying she thought she was waiting on something from the defendant and that there is no trial date scheduled…

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*AUDIO* A Very Walton & Johnson Christmas

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Man Busted For Setting Houston Mosque Fire On Christmas Day Is A Devout Muslim

Man Charged With Setting Houston Mosque Fire Was A Devout Attendee – Houston Chronicle

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A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day.

A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the man was arrested early Wednesday, sometime after midnight, and appeared in court 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said.

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

Moore told investigators he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home. Moore told investigators he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he left. He had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.

Though the suspect said he was a regular at the mosque, MJ Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which operates the mosque, said he was unfamiliar with Moore. “We are just looking into it ourselves,” he said Wednesday morning after learning of the arrest.

“We are really very surprised and saddened by this whole thing,” said Khan.

Using surveillance video from multiple businesses nearby, investigators were able to identify Moore, according to records. A search warrant of his home was conducted, in which investigators recovered a backpack and clothing that seemingly matched that which was seen in surveillance footage, as well as one half of a two-pack of charcoal lighter fluid bottles that seemed to match another lighter fluid bottle found inside the mosque.

Bond for Moore has been set at $100,000.

It took about 80 firefighters to put out the two-alarm blaze at the storefront mosque in Savoy Plaza, near Wilcrest Drive and West Bellfort.

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Watching Jeb Bush Flop Best Possible Christmas Gift (Howie Carr)

Watching Jeb Bush Flop Best Possible Christmas Gift – Howie Carr

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All I want for Christmas is Jeb Bush to not drop out of the race.

It’s been so much fun watching the spoiled little rich kid stumbling around the country, gut shot, spending record sums of money to drop further and further behind in every poll in every state, whining about this or that and all the “really cool things” he could be doing if he just didn’t have to run for president.

Juan Ellis Bush makes everybody feel good about themselves. If your last name is Hearst and you own Ch. 9 in Manchester – how much has he squandered so far on your TV station, $10 million, $12 million? And the primary is still almost seven weeks away!

For every million bucks the Bush super PAC spends, he drops another 1 percent in the polls. It’s like clockwork. Juan’s political action committee is called “Right to Rise.” It should be renamed, “Free to Fall.”

But TV stations aren’t the only businesses padding their bottom lines with Richie Rich’s billionaire bucks. If you own a restaurant in New Hampshire – the Bush people tell you they’ll need a buffet for 200 people, but you know you only have to lay out food for 20, or maybe only 5 if Donald Trump is anywhere within two counties.

If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, just watch one of Jeb’s 30-second spots. He’s got the support of “27 admirals and generals.” Wow! Now he’s walking the factory floor wearing his white coat, barking out orders and looking important – who hasn’t run into Daddy’s Little Boy pretending to be a big shot, yelling at the hired hands?

And now this Daddy’s Little Boy is getting his comeuppance.

One of last month’s campaign slogans was “Jeb Can Fix It.” Remember that one? It lasted about a week. Fix it? Fix what exactly? Apparently that was another old saying Juan Ellis Bush forgot: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Plus, should anyone named Bush ever use the word “fix?” Do you really want to remind everyone of the perception that the Bush family once “fixed” an election, in Florida?

Now he calls Donald Trump a “jerk.” Huh? Again, he’s breaking more basic rules of politics – first, never mention your opponent by name unless he attacks you. And second, never get into a you-know-what match with a skunk, because it doesn’t matter who started it, the only thing the viewers at home will remember is two you-know-whats yelling at each other.

Then there was the time he said you have to lose the primaries to win the general election. It made no sense. So now he says he “hated” being the front-runner.

“I feel so much better back here,” Bush said, from way back in fifth, or sixth, or seventh place, depending on which state you’re talking about.

Last weekend, Juan vowed to stay in the fight to New Hampshire and beyond.

“I want to show who I am,” he said on CBS.

Don’t worry, Juan, you already have. But remember, you have to lose the primaries first. And we’ll be there for you. We share your ambition. We want you to lose.

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