GOP plot is definitely un-American

2012-05-26T09:00:00Z GOP plot is definitely un-American The Times and Democrat
May 26, 2012 9:00 am

Many impartial Americans have felt all along that something disgustingly putrid has been going on in the GOP ranks since Barack Obama was elected president. Now there appears to be information that substantiates those misgivings. There is information that 14 or so members of the Republican Party clandestinely plotted to undermine the president’s credibility by agreeing to refuse to act on legislation that the president favored.

Robert Draper, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, has disclosed in his book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside The U.S. House of Representatives,” some frightening information about the GOP that should infuriate every red-blooded American citizen regardless of the political party he or she belongs to.

A meeting of the GOP elite was held in Washington on the evening of Jan. 20, 2009, to devise a strategy to make the president appear to be incompetent as the leader of our nation. It was agreed that for this tactic to achieve the maximum effect, it would require unanimous support from all of its members.

The mere fact that the Republicans decided to meet on the same day as the inauguration of the president corroborates suspicions that from the very beginning, they were never willing to compromise on anything that might prove to be politically advantageous to the president.

The meeting was attended by some of the most powerful people in the Republican Party, including Newt Gingrich, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Dan Lungren, Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, John Ensign and South Carolina GOP Sen. Jim DeMint. Additional attendees were Jon Kyl, Frank Luntz, Pete Hoekstra, Kevin McCarthy, Jeb Hensarling and Pete Sessions.

The decision by the attendees was conceived with the sole intent of rendering the president’s efforts ineffective on the immediate issues that are of great concern to us all in order to minimize his chances of being elected to a second term. Collectively, the GOP decided that they would play a game of “political chicken” with the economy, health care and the budget in order to try to alienate American citizens who may have previously supported the president.

The choice made by the GOP to intentionally subvert the efforts of the president and the Democratic Party as they sought to enact legislation that is of national significance and vital to our nation’s recovery is, in my opinion, tethering on the edge of treason. The action agreed upon by the conspirators at that meeting represents a concerted, covert attempt to destabilize our nation for the sake of gaining political leverage,

The fact that the group of saboteurs scripted a plan that did not take into consideration the effects their plan might have on our country is both scary and extremely despicable. For someone to even suggest the possibility of an internal plot from conservatives to cause havoc in our government and our nation’s financial stability just to regain political control should cause our citizens to question the validity of Republicans’ claims to have the best interests of the nation at heart.

The disclosure by Draper explains vividly why the “do nothing” Republican-led 112th Congress is unwilling to act on essential legislation that would be beneficial to our nation. It explains the early declaration by GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell that his main concern was to make Obama a one-term president. It gives credibility to claims that there is a conspiracy by conservatives to use any means necessary to label the president as incompetent to handle the affairs of the nation. Additionally, it supports a belief held by many that there is a deep hatred of the president that is buoyed even greater by racially biased implications that often come from the mouths of members of the GOP.

Americans deserve to have representatives who have the moral fiber to do whatever is necessary to improve our citizens’ lives and are not bound by some childish oath made to an out-of-touch ideologue or those who place their party’s agenda before our country’s needs. Our citizens need a commitment from our proxies in Washington to adhere to the vows that they swore to when they took office.

As the information revealed in Draper’s book spreads across the nation, I am certain that there will be an outcry of disdain at the revelation that conservatives chose to risk the possibility of causing our nation untold damage in order to discredit the president. I am sure that our citizens will vote accordingly in the November elections to reflect their feelings on this most serious matter.

I believe most Americans agree that the actions taken by the GOP are unpatriotic and should be frowned upon by everyone who believes the same virtues so prevalent and adhered to by the founders of the nation should also be embraced by our current leaders. I believe it is reasonable to say the conspiracy undertaken by the GOP is highly reprehensible and most definitely un-American.

– Harold Thomas, Orangeburg

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  1. Grntje
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    Grntje - June 14, 2012 1:21 pm
    Mr Harold Thomas I applaud you for your great article. The Gop supporters seems to be astonished by facts and opinions that are not narrow and feeble minded to support their ideolgy.There seems to be a convenant of acrimony and aversion amongst the President's dissenters that is very evoking. Job well done as usual !




  2. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - June 13, 2012 3:11 pm
    The only Obama budget Harry Reid has allowed to come up for a vote was UNANIMOUSLY defeated. Democrats whine about the entire bill was not presented. It didn't need to be - the most critical piece of that budget was voted on -- the NUMBERS! Even Democrats completely rejected Obama's fiscal numbers.
  3. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - June 13, 2012 3:10 pm
    mjbyars, Obama enjoyed a GOP filibuster-proof Democrat controlled congress the 1st 2 years of his administration. Not passing a budget in 4 years is not a GOP 'conspiracy' or 'plot' - it is a plan carried out by Democrats to engage in record-setting deficit spending, adding more debt in 3 years than all Presidents from Washington to Clinton COMBINED, while leaving no 'fingerprints' behind. Passing a record-setting deficit spending budget each year would leave a record of their 'crimes'.
  4. sicntyrd
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    sicntyrd - June 06, 2012 7:39 am
    Gov. Scott Walker for President 2012! Finally someone with the guts (or other anatomical parts) to do what's right for this country. And not just cutting certain groups but across the board. Many give a little so all can benefit. Scott Walker - 2012. He doesn't need a running mate; we can save that money! Balanced budgets is the only way we will save ourselves from the Chinese.
  5. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 31, 2012 8:53 pm
    Easyt65 said: "Harry Reid has nearly 100 bills passed from the House stacked up in the Senate and will not allow them to even be discussed!"

    And for good reason. The bills the House passed will permanently destroy America and/or take away the rights and civil liberties of women and minorities.

    I'm glad that Reid is not even considering any of the House's anti-American nonsense!
  6. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 31, 2012 8:47 pm
    By the way, I don't need to read the book to find out that the GOP plotted to destroy America on January 20, 2009 because they did NOT want Obama to succeed. Only the most radical fascist can deny that the GOP wants America to fail so they can try to blame Obama!
  7. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 31, 2012 8:40 pm
    Easyt65 said: "'Un-American', to Obama, is adding $4 Trillion in debt over an 8-year Presidency, but adding MORE than $5 Trillion in only 3 years is fine.

    Wrong. Obama's spending is smaller than the previous nine administrations. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-spending-binge-never-happened-2012-05-22
  8. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 31, 2012 8:38 pm
    Easyt65 said: "Believe it or not, party members DO meet to talk, and YES Republicans DID meet to discuss opposing 'Obamacare'. Although they failed to prevent it from passing, THANK GOD they opposed a bill that openly violated the U.S. Constitution on 2 seperate issues: Forced Purchase of Insurance & the violation of the 1st Amendment (freedom of religion)

    Obamacare DOES NOT violate freedom of religion. The only thing it does violate is religious tyrants' privileges.
  9. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 31, 2012 8:35 pm
    Un-American is still having the Hyde Amendment 5 YEARS after the author's death. Un-American is burning down abortion clinics - which is what the GOP is doing all over the South. Un-American is killing kids with guns - which is what the NRA and ALEC are doing. Un-American is allowing foreign businesses to invade our nation without slapping 100% tariffs on them. Un-American is breaking deals that were made on August 2, 2011 to advert the first default in United States history, as the House did.
  10. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 31, 2012 8:21 pm
    Easyt65 said: "The DNC controlled congress the last 2 years of the Bush Presidency - same situation & THEY HAD A BUDGET. That KILLS YOUR ARGUMENT!"

    No, it does NOT kill my argument. The Dems had the votes to pass budgets in 2009 AND 2010, but the budgets FAILED to pass because the GOP filibustered due to the fact that they did NOT want Obama or America to succeed, making SIXTY votes a requirement. I can give you ALL 250+ filibusters.
  11. TaxPayer59
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    TaxPayer59 - May 31, 2012 2:49 pm
    dirtpoor the Historian: "Remember, as I said the Dumocrats were the home of the KKK until 2010! Well, Senator Byrd the DEMOCRATIC senator from West Virginia was a GRAND DRAGON of the KKK,the KU KLUX KLAN!!!!!"


    First, your assertion that the Democrats were the home of the KKK until 2010 is absolutely ludicrous! You've made some very silly statements here, and this one is right up there with them! Byrd was a KKK member (NOT a Grand Dragon) until 1952. He wasn't a lifetime member. Good grief!

  12. dirtpoor
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    dirtpoor - May 31, 2012 6:49 am
    KLINICKIS: Remember, as I said the Dumocrats were the home of the KKK until 2010! Well, Senator Byrd the DEMOCRATIC senator from West Virginia was a GRAND DRAGON of the KKK,the KU KLUX KLAN!!!!! And Kli, that is a cold hard, historical FACT>
  13. dirtpoor
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    dirtpoor - May 31, 2012 6:45 am
    Easy: Did you look at the 2 websites I gave you last week or the week before last?
  14. TaxPayer59
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    TaxPayer59 - May 30, 2012 5:30 pm
    Easyt65 - I'm still waiting for your post about the accomplishments of Mitt Romney! Any time, now....
    ROFLMBO!
  15. TaxPayer59
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    TaxPayer59 - May 30, 2012 5:30 pm
    The GOP's secret meeting on inauguration night is a well documented truth! Just ask SC Tea-Party Senator, Jim Demint! He'll tell ya! He was there!
    The focus of the night was to strategize tactics to ensure the failure of the nation's first Black president! Unfortunately, their plans will ultimately backfire! Obama/Biden 2012
  16. TaxPayer59
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    TaxPayer59 - May 30, 2012 5:24 pm
    dirtpoor the Historian: "Once again you show your ignorance. Until, 2010, the Dumocrats werre the home of the Ku Klux Klan!!"



    ROFLMBO!!! I love how you rewrite history and create your own version to support your foolishness! Until 2010?? Hahahaaaa!!! Really? You're hilarious, dirtpoor!!


  17. NouveauDebut
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    NouveauDebut - May 30, 2012 5:12 pm
    Thank you Easyt65, you define it to a "T"!
  18. sicntyrd
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    sicntyrd - May 30, 2012 5:55 am
    So it is amazing that my post containing Jeremiah Wright's quotation is gone. I guess that is not considered un-American.
  19. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 9:14 pm
    'Un-American' is refusing to enforce US Illegal Immigration policy, suing states who DO try to snforce their own, and directing your criminal DOJ to IGNORE - do not detail, arrest, press charges, convict, or deport - all crimes committed by Illegals below the level of 'Felony', a 'RIGHT' U.S. American citizens do not even have in this country! Yet that is EXACTLY what Obama ordered Holder/the DOJ to do!
  20. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 9:11 pm
    'Un-American' is professing to be a Constitutional scholar 7 Professor then violating the Constiotution & Law NO LESS THAN 12 times, to include Obamacare purchase & religious mandates, the Libyan war fought w/no Congressional approval. 'Un-American' is covering up an exposed scandal of arming Mexican Drug Cartels to increase violence/body counts to pursue a Liberal extremist Anti-Gun agenda, sacrificing a US Border patrol agent & his family's right for justice!
  21. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 9:07 pm
    'Un-American', to Obama, is adding $4 Trillion in debt over an 8-year Presidency, but adding MORE than $5 Trillion in only 3 years is fine. Striking down legislation passed by a Democratically elected Congress, as he told the Supreme court, is Un-AMERICAN...UNLESS it is Obama HIMSELF declaring the Defense of Marriage Act to be Un-Constitutional, telling the DOJ not to enforce it, & using an Executive Order to strtike down the Palestinian Accountability Act to give HAMAS $192 Million.
  22. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 9:03 pm
    'Un-American' is declaring the Americvan Dream is no longer an opportunity to work hard & succeed but is instead replaced with a the Marxist ideology of the redistribution of wealth, that you don't deserve the fruits of your hard-earned labor but that everyone must have an equal 'FAIR SHARE'. Any 'more' than that must be seized & given to those who don't have as much (& who probably havn't worked hard like you to try to get it)! THAt is Obama's professed vision of America!
  23. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 9:00 pm
    Reid already allowed one of Obama's Budgets to come up for a vote, & it was voted down UNANIMOUSLY! The Democrats argue that the full bill was not allowed to come up for the vote, justr part of it. What they won't tell you is that ALLl of Obama's numbers - financial calculations - were brought up & democrats totally rejected the financial plan/#s Obama proposed! The WAY those numbers would be reached didn't matter because Democrats didn't even like the #s THEMSELVES! So enough of this garbage!
  24. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:57 pm
    Harry Reid has nearly 100 bills passed from the House stacked up in the Senate and will not allow them to even be discussed! It is documented even by the most left-leaning media ... yet we are forced to endure this partison fairy tale about the GOP blocking Obama's every move & not allowing a budget to be passed! Reid also knows many DEMOCRATS don't support Obama's bills which is why he won't let them come up for a vote!
  25. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:55 pm
    "The main reason there has not been a budget for over 1,000 days now is because of the GOP's obstructionist policies in 2009 AND 2010, when budgets were more likely to pass." -- WHAT IGNORANCE! In 2009 & 2010, Democrats controlled both the House & the Senate...yet no budget. If you argue the GOP still had #s to block a budget from being passed, then answer this - The DNC controlled congress the last 2 years of the Bush Presidency - same situation & THEY HAD A BUDGET! That KILLS your argument!
  26. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:52 pm
    The GOP have opposed the Obama administration's continued attempts to block investigations into a MASSIVE SCANDAL that cost the life of an American Border Patrol Agent, choosing inastead to protect an Attorney General that has committed 2 Felony counts of Perjury & ignores a Congressional committee subpoena - another crime, & who oversaw the arming of Mexican Drug Cartels. Why haven't the Democrats opposed this Obama action?
  27. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:49 pm
    The GOP have opposed a President who demands increases in the Debt Ceiling while continuing record-setting deficit-spending & rejecting all proposed budget cuts - why haven't the Democrats? The GOP have opposed a President who SUES states who attempt to protect themselves & enforce the law when Obama's administration refuses to, choosing instead to arm Mexican drug cartels 7 launder their money. WHY haven't the Democrats?
  28. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:46 pm
    The GOP opposed Obama's war in Libya, fought WITHOUT Congressional approval - a violation of the Constritution & the War Powers Act. They opposed Obama aiding al-Qaida-backed Rebels in Libya, his aiding terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, & I am sure they opposed his Executive Order striking down the Palestinian Accountability Act passed by a bi-partisan Congress in order to free up $192 million for terrorists PLA & HAMAS, Israel's/our enemy!
  29. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:43 pm
    The GOP also opposed Obama's FAILED record-setting nearly $1 Trillion 'Stimulus' bill that contained over 9,000 earmarks - an Obama broken promise - which FAILED to reduce/keep unemployment below 8% and contributed to Obama's adding over $5 Trillion in debt to this country in just 3 years! Obama called Bush Un-Patriotic for adding $4 Trillion in EIGHT years, which must mean Obama's pace to add over 46 Trillion in 4 years is 'TREASONOUS'!?
  30. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:40 pm
    If Democrats (who were caught on video at the time they voted to pass obamacare not only admitting they did not know the Constitution but did not CARE what it said) or even if our self-professed Constitutional-Professor-in-Chief knew (or cared about) the constitution as much as he says he does, Obamacare would NEVER have passed. The GOP opposed the Constitution/Promise/Oath-violating legislation - why didn't the Democrats?
  31. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:37 pm
    Believe it or not, party members DO meet to talk, and YES Republicans DID meet to discuss opposing 'Obamacare'. Although they failed to prevent it from passing, THANK GOD they opposed a bill that violated Obama's promises of tranparency, all meetings on CSPAN, & 72 hours to review bills before they passed AND a bill that openly violated the U.S. Constitution on 2 seperate issues: Forced Purchase of Insurance & the violation of the 1st Amendment (freedom of religion).
  32. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - May 29, 2012 8:33 pm
    Harold, WHAT are you talking about? Harry Reid has refused to allow Obama legislation even come up for discussion let alone a vot because, as all the major media have already reported, the majority of obama's own party do not support his agenda/bills. Obama's Jobs Bill, for example, was reported by the Liberal New York Times as 'Dead on Arrival' due to lack of Democratic Party member support! You made this broad accusation but did not name 1 piece of legislation. Liberals never have facts!
  33. mjbyars
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    mjbyars - May 28, 2012 10:08 am
    Thank you, Harold Thomas, for telling the truth. The GOP is un-American. It is NOT rocket science, people!

    I also felt that something bad was happening. Legislation, INCLUDING BUDGETS, that once required 51 votes now requires 60. The main reason there has not been a budget for over 1,000 days now is because of the GOP's obstructionist policies in 2009 AND 2010, when budgets were more likely to pass.

    Mr. Thomas, thanks for speaking truth to power! The GOP wants America to FAIL!
  34. workingman
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    workingman - May 28, 2012 9:54 am
    2040 that is...
  35. workingman
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    workingman - May 28, 2012 9:53 am
    @casper you are correct! By 2012,we all will be speaking spanish,thanks to liberals...and yeah,yall will be allright...at least they work hard,so you can still get your handouts through their tax money!lol
  36. dirtpoor
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    dirtpoor - May 28, 2012 8:16 am
    kli: Once again you show your ignorance. Until, 2010, the Dumocrats werre the home of the Ku Klux Klan!!
    And, KLI: 2 in 2012.
  37. sicntyrd
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    sicntyrd - May 27, 2012 5:59 pm
    There's plenty of political smut to smear down both sides of the aisle. Let's not forget that.
  38. dirtpoor
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    dirtpoor - May 26, 2012 7:50 pm
    Thomas: I hope you wrote about the Democrats from 2001 to 2007 disrupting Bush's programs as well.(We all know that you are NOT hypocritical). Or Are You?
    And, evidently, Thomas does not know that in America, we can freely act on our beliefs.
    And, Kli: remember 2 in 2012.!
  39. casper10
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    casper10 - May 26, 2012 4:41 pm
    People in SC have eternally been on the losing side and they aren't going to change their ways anytime soon.Even the mightiest of mountains erode and so will SC.It is projected by 2040 the minorities will be the new majority. It think the prospect of future domination by the present minorities frightens a lot of people. But they will be alright, just as we have been for the last 400 years.So just relax and just let what is inevitable happen.
  40. confisus_sum
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    confisus_sum - May 26, 2012 2:30 pm
    Defend? Sort of like what you are doing? Romney/Rubio 2012...Socialists will not effect the outcome...FYI....Ha,Ha,Ha...
  41. klinickis
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    klinickis - May 26, 2012 12:22 pm
    ....Once again the gop/tea party types are having to defend their racist and hater "Conception". The fat,pill popping rush Declared "I hope he fails". The sheepish gop from little man joe wilson of "You Lie" fame to the Deminted one himself. America will vote and our Great President Obama will have 4 more years........ OBAMA/BIDEN...2012.......S.C. will not affect the out come ...FYI.....Ha.Ha,Ha,.......
  42. Hambone
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    Hambone - May 26, 2012 10:08 am
    Obama certainly needs no help looking incompetent!! And the GOP voting against everything Obama stands for is not UNAMERICAN, it's called being CONSERVATIVE!
  43. confisus_sum
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    confisus_sum - May 26, 2012 9:10 am
    As usual Mr. Thomas uses the T&D as a vehicle to spew unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo in an attempt to smear all conservatives and their candidates. The double standard exhibited here is appalling, choosing to ignore much more obvious UNAMERICAN acts by this President and his administration. Most notably the callous disregard for the Constitution. What is evident is the fear exhibited by Mr. Thomas, knowing the American people see through the fraud that is this administration.
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