Racist White Men Demand Muslim Cashier ‘Leave This Country,’ Push Over Man in Wheelchair on Fox’s ‘Star’

In the October 18 episode of Fox’s Star, titled “It Ain’t Over,” the paralyzed Black Lives Matter activist boyfriend of Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), Derek (Quincy Brown), is encouraged to stop moping around the house and get out to start living his life again. He musters up the courage to do so but it doesn’t end well.

A very frustrated Alex is at her wits end to get Derek back to living a somewhat normal life. She tells him he needs to do what he was doing before he was injured at a Black Lives Matter protest by encouraging him to attend a BLM meeting. Of course. Instead, he gets out in his wheelchair and goes to the store. As a fellow shopper is helping him retrieve an item off a high shelf, Derek hears an argument coming from the cashier and a customer.

The cashier is a Muslim woman in a hijab and the customer was a white man and his brother. In order to drive the point home that white men are racist, the older brother berates the cashier as she asks for his I.D. when he asks to purchase two packs of cigarettes. It went downhill from there.

 

 

Nick: Two packs of cigs and, uh, two packs of chew.
Soraya: Uh, can I see some I.D.?
Nick: You asking me for my I.D.? I’m an American. Where’s your damn I.D.?
Soraya: I don’t want any trouble. I just…
Nick: Shut up. I lost my damn job over some politically correct bull like this. You people taking everything from us. That Chinaman fired me…

Soraya: I didn’t take anything from you, and I suggest that you leave.
Nick: You leave this country. Leave something for my kid brother.
Derek: Hey, Yo. It’s time to get out of here. Come on.
Brother: Stay out of this, gimp.
Nick: Attaboy.
Derek: Hey, I said leave her alone, man. It ain’t no… Wh-what’s the issue? No!
Soraya: Hey!
Nick: Oh!
Soraya: Go! Get out! You all right? Can I do anything to help you? Sir.

So, there you go. White men blame a Muslim woman and a “Chinaman” for their personal problems. The stereotypes don’t get any lazier, do they? This is what liberals think the country has become under President Trump. Oh, brother. Instead of a feel-good scene as Derek gets the courage to be self-sufficient again, we are subjected to the social justice warrior’s victimization. What a shame.

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Energy drinks leave new father with hole in his skull, fighting for his life during son's birth

A mother of one is speaking out after her husband’s energy drink consumption nearly cost her family everything.

In a post shared on Endres Photography‘s Facebook page, a woman named Brianna described the heart-wrenching battle that she and her husband Austin ended up having to fight while simultaneously preparing for the birth of their first child.

“Being pregnant is supposed to be one of the most amazing journeys you will ever embark on,” Brianna wrote. “You’re creating a new life. You are experiencing unconditional love for someone you have not even met. Austin and I were so excited to meet our little boy. To bring him home. To be a family.”

Amid her soon-to-be growing family’s bliss, Brianna said she received news from her mother-in-law that would leave her whole world “shattered within hours.”

“I still remember my mother in law waking me up that morning. ‘Austin had an accident’ she said. All I knew was that my husband was in the hospital. The worst part? I didn’t know why,” Brianna wrote.

“After a two hour drive to the hospital, I learned that my husband, the father of my child, the person I am so deeply in love with, had had a brain hemorrhage. Why? The doctors concluded (after running his tox screen and ruling out drugs) that this horrible event was due to his recent excessive energy drink consumption (a habit he had built when he started working longer hours and commuting).”

Before the family could process was happening, her husband was in an operating room undergoing a life-saving procedure. 

“Surgery was already in motion… and after an agonizing 5 hour wait, we got to see him. But while everyone was focused on the almost unrecognizable face hooked up to all sorts of machines and tubes, all I could see was his parents. I saw the light leave his mother’s eyes as she saw her motionless son laying in that hospital bed. I saw his father break down crying as he held onto his wife. They didn’t know if the life they created together would even wake up. Watching this family- my new family, who I have grown to love and be a part of, be so shattered and broken…that is the worst feeling I have ever felt.”

The next day, Brianna said her husband was already undergoing his second round of brain surgery. 

“Following this were strokes, seizures, swelling, and more things we weren’t prepared for,” she wrote. “There was a moment, sitting by his hospital bed, just praying he would be okay, that I knew I would never give up on him. No matter how messy our life would become. I was going to be by his side through all of it. After two weeks of living in a hospital, wondering if he would survive or be taken from us, we made our way back home. The time had come for me to deliver our baby.”

“I’m not going to lie to anyone, it was so hard. I had planned on Austin being a part of this huge moment,” Brianna continued in her emotional post. “Being by my side. Holding my hand. Being there to cut the cord. Being there to welcome our son into the world. It didn’t feel right… But a beautiful miracle happened as I delivered our son. Austin woke up.”

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The new mom said that for about a week after her husband woke up, she was not even able to see him.

“I thought about him every day. I cried as I looked at my child who looked just like his daddy,” she wrote. “When the baby was only a week old, I left him with my in-laws. I knew I needed to see Austin.”

“I needed to tell him that our baby was here. To tell him how much we needed him. Weeks went by. We chased him all over the state as more operations and procedures were ordered. I saw him every chance I got. At a little over 2 months old, our son finally met his dad. A day I wasn’t sure I would ever see. That was the day that my heart gained some of its happiness back.”

But although Austin was finally able to return home to his loving family, Brianna said the struggle did not end there.

“Our life isn’t normal. There are doctors visits and hospital trips- so many that I loose count. But we are here. Fighting,” she wrote. “I wake up every day to take care of our beautiful little boy and my husband. I prepare the meals, do physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. I help him with personal hygiene. I help him walk. I help him with every aspect of his life. And in between these tasks I take care of our very busy eight month old. It is hard, and I am tired, but we make the most of it. He isn’t the same man I fell in love with, but I still fall further everyday, We are fighting to help him recover. To make his life better. One day we will get there. Until then, I will never give up on him. Because love is selfless, and I love him more than life itself.”

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/energy-drinks-leave-father-hole-193750787.html

Oregon Police Officers Leave Dog in Car to Die After Arresting Woman


Oregon cops have been sued by a woman who claims officers arrested her under questionable circumstances, then left her dog in her car for 17 days where she found it dead upon her release from custody.

Tamala Bemis filed the lawsuit in federal court last week against the City of Eugene, officer Brad Hanneman and several unnamed officers.

The suit claims the officers violated her civil rights and engaged in “conscience-shocking conduct” by refusing to contact her brother, whom she requested to tend to her 13-year-old red heeler named Magic inside her car parked in a cul-de-sac.

“That Magic died in such a cruel fashion, alone without water, and in extreme heat, haunts her to this very day,” the lawsuit, which can be read below, states.

Bemis stated to police during her detainment on October 5, 2015 that Magic was inside a nearby parked vehicle and that she feared the dog would die from overheating or starve to death with no food and water.

An in-car dash cam recorded Bemis repeatedly telling officers about the dog as well as the location and make of her car.

However, she was unable to provide a phone number for her brother, although she did provide her mother’s phone number and gave them directions to her car.

“I think they should have broken into the car to save the dog,” her attorney, Jeff Dominic Price of California, told Oregon Live on Monday.

Bemis told KATU she had gone for a bike ride and left Magic in the car with the engine running and the heat on.

She was arrested during her ride after Eugene Police suspected her of being connected with a burglary in the area after receiving a call about a male and female suspect on bicycles.

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Hollywood bigwig Weinstein takes leave after sexual harassment claims

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John Kasich Hints That He May Need To Leave The GOP

WASHINGTON ― Ohio governor John Kasich, a top Republican leader and former candidate for the party’s presidential nomination, on Sunday said the GOP may be on a trajectory to lose supporters like him.

“If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party, period,” he told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” a few minutes after he noted that Americans seem more eager to hear from independent candidates than ever before.

The governor’s comment came in response to a question about how Republicans should react to Alabama politician Roy Moore securing their party’s nomination for that state’s open Senate seat. Moore is a former judge who was twice removed from Alabama’s Supreme Court for violating legal standards, and Tapper noted that he has said homosexual conduct should be illegal, questioned the birthplace of former President Barack Obama and suggested Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) should not be allowed a position in Congress because he is a practicing Muslim.

“Well, look, I don’t run the party. I can tell you for me, I don’t support that. I couldn’t vote for that. I don’t know what the heck I would have to do, but I don’t live in that state. I mean, those claims are ― I mean, they’re ludicrous and they’re divisive,” Kasich said, adding that the party needs to be “fixed” to limit the influence of far-right elements and he sees his job as trying to get that done. The governor said he hopes figures like Moore do not represent the GOP’s future.

Tapper explicitly asked if Kasich might split from the GOP if it continues being associated with figures like Moore. 

“No, not at this…” the governor responded, trailing off as if to hint that a time may come when he would consider parting ways with GOP. “What I’m saying to you is, we need to fix it. If our party, if the Republican Party is going to be anti-immigration, if it’s not going to be worried about debt, if it’s going to be anti-trade, this is not where our party can be. So I’m going to fight like everything I have… it’s why I’m on these shows, because I want this party to be straightened out. But I not only want the party to be straightened out, I want the country to be straightened out. And so it’s really a battle again inside of both parties, but people are beginning to say, I don’t like either of them. And that says something big. So hopefully our party leaders will pay attention to this.”

Despite his criticisms of President Donald Trump, Kasich retains influence in the party because of his popularity in Ohio and is seen as a standard-bearer for GOP centrists distressed by Trump’s rise. He’s also cultivated an image as a uniter, in contrast to Trump’s divisiveness, reaching out to Democrats on issues like health care reform.

The governor recently ruled out rumors of his running in 2020 on a joint ticket with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado. 

He has left the door open to running for the presidency next time around.

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WATCH: Cops Leave Taser in Hospital Room with Mentally Ill Man, Kill Him When He Grabs It

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Las Vegas, NV — Disturbing body camera footage was released this week showing a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer shooting and killing a man inside a hospital room.

The justification for killing the man was over the fact that moments before being shot, he pointed a taser at the officer. However, a controversy over the shooting has come up because, as the body camera footage shows, the taser appeared to be on the ground several feet away from the man before the officer shot.

The incident happened on September 24, when 31-year-old Cody O’Bryan, clearly in a mentally diminished state, called police and said he was suicidal and wanted to ‘blast it out’ with them. When police showed up, they found O’Bryan passed out on the ground near Charleston Boulevard and Palmhurst Drive. They also found that he had an outstanding warrant, so they placed him under arrest.

O’Bryan was so drunk during the arrest that instead of bringing him to jail, he was brought to the Las Vegas University Medical Center. This is where the story takes a turn for the worse.

While in the hospital room with O’Bryan, an officer brought in a tactical bag—with a taser in it. O’Bryan was then left in the room—alone—with the bag and was allowed to grab the taser out of it. Yes, a mentally ill man, who said he wanted to ‘blast it out’ with police and who said he was suicidal, was essentially handed a weapon by authorities.

O’Bryan then waited until at least two cops and a nurse are inside the room with him before he brandishes the taser he had hidden on his side. He then appeared to point it at officer Thomas Rybacki.

When Rybacki sees the taser, he backs out of the room momentarily before re-entering with his service weapon drawn. He then fires a single shot at O’Bryan, who then falls over and dies.

The point of controversy arrives at this moment. As Rybacki’s body camera pans down, the taser is seen several feet from O’Bryan indicating that he could have tossed it before he was shot.

Yes, the officer was acting in self-defense. However, if the taser was on the ground before he fired, this self-defense becomes manslaughter.

Also, last we checked, tasers cannot fire through walls. Since everyone had gotten out of the room safely, the extremely fast escalation to deadly force was entirely unnecessary as no one was in danger because O’Bryan was chained to a hospital bed.

All that needed to happen was for the officer to start a short conversation with the man and ask him to drop the taser because it could get him killed. Time was on their side but they chose not to use it.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rybacki, who’s been with the department since 2014, was placed on administrative leave with pay as the incident remains under investigation.

On Thursday, Las Vegas Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo briefed media with additional details on the incident, according to Heavy.

“This incident began on September 24 with the report of a suicidal man,” Fasulo said. “This is the first time we’ve had an OAS at a hospital and we recognize we have several areas of concern. Specifically, the introduction of a weapon into a hospital room and how the prisoner was secured in that room and left alone in that room for even a few seconds or minutes.”

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, O’Bryan’s death marked the 141st homicide in Clark County this year and the 17th officer-involved shooting investigated by Metro.

As you watch the video below, try to think about what officers could’ve done differently in this situation. Yes, they are required to make quick decisions, however, deadly force should always be used as a last resort—this time, it was the first one.

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ABC/NBC Mislead on Trump Tax Reform, Leave Out Key Details

President Trump was in Indiana on Wednesday to unveil the administration’s framework for their ambitious tax reform proposal. The aim of the reform was to grant individuals, families, and businesses the tax relief they so desperately needed. But during their evening newscasts, ABC and NBC failed to mention key details as they pretended not to know how it would help the middle class or affect the President himself.

And today President Trump hit the road to talk about the sweeping plan that slashes taxes for corporations, but he was short on specifics about how middle-class families would benefit,” asserted Anchor Lester Holt as he led into the segment during NBC Nightly News.

With Holt’s skepticism of the benefits to the middle-class, NBC Correspondent Peter Alexander brushed over the simplified tax brackets and only focused on the child tax credit expansion. Although, he did speak with a mother who was looking forward to it.

What Alexander failed to mention was that the plan also called for the standard deduction to be doubled across the board. That provision means the first $12,000 for individuals would be tax-free, while for families it would be their first $24,000. Clearly, that would be a huge benefit for lower and middle-income people, but NBC chose to play dumb.

On ABC’s World News Tonight, Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl did mention the standard deductible being doubled by the plan, but his misleading came on how it would affect the President himself.

The President insists his plan will benefit the working class and not the wealthy … Of course, it’s impossible to know how any plan will affect the President because he still has not released his tax returns,” Karl bemoaned.

Karl’s argument was inaccurate because of what we DO KNOW of the President’s tax returns. The plan would eliminate the alternative minimum tax, which was a tax we know Trump paid in 2005 because of a leaked tax return that made its way to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. It’s also a tax that both the left and the right have wanted to eliminate because the middle-class increasingly found itself ensnarled by it.

The ABC Correspondent also complained about the elimination of the estate tax claiming it was “one big provision that would clearly benefit the wealthy.” “Something that is only paid on estates valued at more than $5.5 million for individuals, $11 million for couples,” he added.

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But he neglected to mention that the estate tax was the leading cause of family farms being lost. The value of the land and equipment can be quite high, which triggers the tax. But because it’s an illiquid asset, there is no way to pay the tax off, thus they need to sell the land and equipment or let the government take it.

In contrast, CBS Evening News had a slightly more balanced approach to talking about what the tax reform proposal called for. According to Correspondent Nancy Cordes:

But, Republicans argue that doubling the standard deduction and boosting the child tax credit will lower working class taxes. Their plan preserves breaks for mortgage interest and charitable giving, but eliminates most other itemized deductions, along with the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.

Both ABC and NBC clearly sought to sow opposition to the White House’s tax reform framework by omitting key details, brushing over benefits, and misleading on the facts. They also mysteriously because fiscally responsible and were worried about how Trump planned to “pay” for the tax cuts. They failed to mention his proposed budget cuts.

Transcripts below:

NBC Nightly News
September 27, 2017
7:06:08 PM Eastern

LESTER HOLT: Tonight the White House and Congressional Republicans are turning their attention to taxes. And today President Trump hit the road to talk about the sweeping plan that slashes taxes for corporations, but he was short on specifics about how middle-class families would benefit. NBC’s Peter Alexander breaks down what we know.

(…)

PETER ALEXANDER: The sweeping overhaul still just a blueprint simplifying and cutting individual income tax rates, slashing corporate taxes to 20 percent and expanding the child tax credit that’s crucial to the Borees family in Indiana.

MRS. BOREES: It’s important to us to get those tax breaks, and we count on them as part of our income.

ALEXANDER: Still, the long-awaited rollout is lacking key details, leaving many questions unanswered. Experts warn it could cost the country more than $2 trillion over a decade.

MAYA MACGUINEAS: Without all the details we’re still figuring it out, but the winners are today’s taxpayers because we’re going to have a big tax cut where the bill is added to the debt, and the losers are our kids who are going to have to pay for that.

ALEXANDER: Tonight the President also saying his plan won’t benefit wealthy people like himself.

DONALD TRUMP: I’m doing the right thing, and it’s not good for me, believe me.

ALEXANDER: Democrats not buying it.

CHUCK SCHUMER: He ain’t walking the walk. This is aimed at the wealthiest people in America. They do far and away the best.

ALEXANDER: This tax fight critical to a President, who eight months in, still battling, needs a legislative win. Today, promising he’ll revisit healthcare next year after reaching across the aisle.

(…)

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World News Tonight
September 27, 2017
6:31:30 PM Eastern

DAVID MUIR: Good evening. And it’s great to have you with us here on a Wednesday night. And we begin with the President’s sweeping new tax plan, and what it could mean for middle-class Americans, corporate America, and the wealthiest Americans, too. Late today in Indianapolis, the President promising a revolutionary change for middle-class families. But still unanswered tonight, how will he pay for it? And even some Republicans this evening saying this will be even more challenging than their efforts to kill Obamacare. ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, leading us off.

(…)

JON KARL: Details are still sketchy, but the plan calls for slashing the tax on corporations, now 35 percent, to 20 percent. For individuals and families, reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to just three. Doubling the standard deduction for families. That would mean no income tax whatsoever on the first $24,000 of income. The President insists his plan will benefit the working class and not the wealthy.

DONALD TRUMP: They can call me all they want. It’s not going to help. I’m doing the right thing, and it’s not good for me. Believe me.

KARL: Of course, it’s impossible to know how any plan will affect the President because he still has not released his tax returns. But there’s one big provision that would clearly benefit the wealthy. He wants to eliminate the estate tax. Something that is only paid on estates valued at more than $5.5 million for individuals, $11 million for couples. While Congress will surely make changes in the plan, the President insists there’s one thing he won’t budge on — that huge tax cut for corporations.

TRUMP: 20 is my number. So, I’m not negotiating that number. 20 is a perfect number.

KARL: The president doesn’t explain how to pay for these hefty tax cuts, leaving Congress, already deeply divided, to figure that out.

(…)

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Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it’s unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits.

“It is a very emotionally draining thing to go through … the anticipation of what is next and not having control of what is next,” Pallot, 73, said in an interview from her cousin’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, where her family ended up after first stopping in Atlanta. “This is the first time I even agreed to think about leaving. I probably would not do it again.”

About 7 million people were asked to evacuate as Irma threatened Florida and the Southeast with strong winds and storm surge that in some places was forecast to push water as high as the rooftops of single-story homes. Neither wind nor water was quite as fierce as predicted, but no one knew that would be the case until it happened. Before then, the forecast was ominous enough that government officials decided they couldn’t take any chances, and they repeatedly beseeched people in vulnerable areas to leave.

Some of the tens of thousands who heeded the warnings got stuck in massive traffic jams, waited in hourslong lines at a dwindling number of gas stations still equipped with fuel, and were forced to bounce from city to city as the storm kept changing its path.

Craig Fugate, a former chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency who lives in Gainesville, Florida, and lost power during Irma, said he understands such experiences may lead some to stay home next time in hopes of riding out the storm.

“People start rationalizing, ‘It’s not that bad to stay here,'” Fugate said. “If people in the evacuation zones start drawing this conclusion, that is not a good thing.”

Psychologist Nora Baladerian, who specializes in anxiety and depression among trauma victims, said an event such as a mass evacuation can put mental stress on people that impairs their decision-making ability during the next crisis.

“Obviously there are some who would say, ‘Let’s do all we can to survive, and since the experts are saying it is best to evacuate, that is what we will do,'” she said. “However, some will not be able to make the effort, and may remain in harm’s way, saying, ‘Come what may, I’ve made my decision.'”

Rosie Rollo of Miami, her two young boys, and her husband evacuated from three different places to escape Irma’s wrath: first to Tampa, then to Fort Walton Beach, and then on to New Orleans before finally landing in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“We were SO RELIEVED once we arrived here and once we knew Irma wasn’t coming this way,” Rollo said in a text message interview from Biloxi. “It’s been a very scary experience. … I’ve never been through any of this.”

JennyLee Molina says her evacuation put a strain on her family’s finances.

“We’re spending money we really didn’t plan to spend,” said Molina, who with her husband, 7-year-old son and seven other family members first evacuated from Miami to Cartersville, Georgia. When it appeared Irma would head that way, they left for Asheville, North Carolina, eventually ending up in St. Augustine, Florida, on the state’s northeastern coast.

Molina said the nomadic uncertainty gave her an inkling of what it must be like to flee war zones and oppression.

“It made me think about the immigrant experience and the refugee experience. You’re arriving somewhere that doesn’t feel like home at all,” she said.

Before she had a family, her attitude about evacuating was, “We’d have a hurricane party and stock up on beer and junk food. That was more my lifestyle.”

But now, she says, “with a child, I would never stay with a storm at Category 3 or up.”

Pallot said she’s likely to stick it out next time, maybe buy a power generator and reinforce her home to withstand strong storms. Still, she said she does understand why authorities urged her and others to evacuate for Irma, which was so unpredictable.

“It’s a really hard call,” Pallot said. “This was such an unknown … it could gain strength, and it was breaking all records.”

Marc Caputo, a Coral Gables resident and former longtime Miami Herald correspondent who covered many storms for the newspaper, didn’t evacuate for Irma. The explanation he offered in a column written for his current employer, Politico, reflects the rationale of many storm-experienced Floridians.

“People who have never lived through a hurricane often have a hard time understanding why anyone would stay in the path of one. Are you stupid? Get out of there!” he wrote.

“But everyone has their reasons, or rationalizations. And when you’ve survived a few of these things, you figure: What’s one more?”

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Associated Press writer Adriana Gomez Licon in Miami contributed to this report.

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/irma-evacuation-nightmare-next-time-may-not-leave-155120973.html

Hurricane Irma Could Leave 3.4 Million Floridians Without Power

[9/10/17]  One of Florida’s primary public utility companies said Saturday that it is preparing to deal with the largest number of power outages in U.S. history.

Florida Power and Light (FPL) estimates that 3.4 million Floridians could be without power during Hurricane Irma, which is currently making its way toward the western portion of Florida. More than 76,000 people in the state are already without power, according to Gov. Rick Scott.

If all those households do lose power, then it could be the largest number of outages any utility company has ever had to grapple with, FPL spokesman Chris McGrath told reporters.

“We think this could be the most challenging restoration in the history of the U.S.,” he said.

FPL plowed nearly $3 billion into smart grid technologies and stronger infrastructure, which helped the state utility limit the damage from last year’s Hurricane Matthew, but the wind gusts from Irma could prove more challenging, according to McGrath.

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