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WHAT: The #DJBreitbart Project, a musical tribute to Andrew Breitbart, is an online event.  24 friends will each tweet-DJ an hour of song selections.

WHEN: Begins March 11th at Midnight PST/3am EST and goes straight through until Midnight PST/3am EST on March 12th.  I will be hosting the 10pm PST/1am EST time slot.

WHERE:  Simply go to Twitter and follow along at the #DJBreitbart hashtag.

The schedule of DJs and their real-time playlists & tweets follows the introduction below, followed by my planned playlist.


Introduction:

We’re all missing Andrew Breitbart since his sudden, untimely passing last week.  He was my boss and my mentor, but most of all, he was my friend.

Andrew was a master at Twitter.  He truly grasped the importance of social media as a tool in networking, activism, mining for and disseminating information, spotting trends and at crafting and driving a story.  Most of all, Andrew recognized its importance as a weapon in the arsenal of this battle of media narratives today.  One of his trademark moves was to retweet all the hate directed at him – there is no better way to illustrate the intolerance of the militant left than to simply allow them to expose themselves.

But Andrew wasn’t just a warrior.  He was a funny, bright, interesting guy who charmed even his opponents once they met him.  He was fiercely loyal and painfully human.  The caricature of Andrew Breitbart created by so many on the left was nothing like the real Andrew Breitbart.  It provided those who really knew him with an endless source of amusement.

Every so often, for those who followed Andrew on Twitter, we were treated to Andrew Breitbart, the DJ.  His love of retro and 70’s/80’s Brit Synth-Pop music was an undeniable trait of Andrew’s persona.  And he’d occasionally take a break from taunting his adversaries on Twitter or retweeting hate tweets to share some of his favorite music tracks with tweeps, hash-tagging them #DJBreitbart.

In keeping with that tradition, some wonderful friends have organized a tribute in Andrew’s honor this weekend:  The #DJBreitbart Project.

For 24 hours beginning this Sunday, March 11th, 24 bloggers & personalities will take to Twitter to spend one hour each to DJ a selection of 10 tracks, tweeting the title and link to each song and adding their own commentary.  Simply go to Twitter and follow the hashtag #DJBreitbart to listen along.  I’ll be spinning for the 10pm PST/1am EST hour.

It’s a fitting tribute that I know Andrew himself would have loved.  I suspect he’ll be up there in heaven on Sunday, retweeting every song.

Thanks to @EvanPokroy for organizing this grooooovy event, and to @PruPaine, @HLawver, @texicalirose, @rdbrewer4, @rpetty, @juleslalaland and the rest of the gang.

Rest easy, my friend, we’ll carry your sword.  I miss you.

The event begins at Midnight on March 11th, on Twitter at the #DJBreitbart hashtag .  The schedule of DJs and real-time playlist and tweets is below, followed by my planned playlist for 10pm PST/1am/EST.

Twitter DJ Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time
@Stranahan Midnight – 1AM 1AM – 2AM 2AM-3AM 3AM-4AM
@TheKellieJane 1AM – 2AM 2AM-3AM 3AM-4AM 4AM-5AM
@Killpundit 2AM-3AM 3AM-4AM 4AM-5AM 5AM-6AM
@KatiePavlich 3AM-4AM 4AM-5AM 5AM-6AM 6AM-7AM
@EvanPokroy 4AM-5AM 5AM-6AM 6AM-7AM 7AM-8AM
@MaryChastain 5AM-6AM 6AM-7AM 7AM-8AM 8AM-9AM
@Kurt_Loder 6AM-7AM 7AM-8AM 8AM-9AM 9AM-10AM
@MichelleMalkin 7AM-8AM 8AM-9AM 9AM-10AM 10AM-11AM
@KurtSchlichter 8AM-9AM 9AM-10AM 10AM-11AM 11AM-Noon
@VodkaPundit 9AM-10AM 10AM-11AM 11AM-Noon Noon-1PM
@ThadMcCotter 10AM-11AM 11AM-Noon Noon-1PM 1PM-2PM
@GaltsGirl 11AM-Noon Noon-1PM 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM
@RobGeorge Noon-1PM 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM
@DerekAHunter 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM 4PM-5PM
@ExJon 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM 4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM
@BradThor 3PM-4PM 4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM 6PM-7PM
@Flynn1176 4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM 6PM-7PM 7PM-8PM
@dloesch 5PM-6PM 6PM-7PM 7PM-8PM 8PM-9PM
@jtLOL 6PM-7PM 7PM-8PM 8PM-9PM 9PM-10PM
@Ben_Howe 7PM-8PM 8PM-9PM 9PM-10PM 10PM-11PM
@ChrisLoesch 8PM-9PM 9PM-10PM 10PM-11PM 11PM-Midnight
@StephenKruiser 9PM-10PM 10PM-11PM 11PM-Midnight Midnight – 1AM
@Liberty_Chick 10PM-11PM 11PM-Midnight Midnight – 1AM 1AM – 2AM
@CnservativePunk 11PM-Midnight Midnight – 1AM 1AM – 2AM 2AM-3AM

Twitter DJ Playlist Page
@Stranahan http://djbreitbart.in/post/19107037090/stranahans-playlist
@TheKellieJane http://djbreitbart.in/post/19109954650/thekelliejanes-playlist
@KatiePavlich http://djbreitbart.in/post/19111673075/katiepavlichs-playlist
@EvanPokroy http://djbreitbart.in/post/19112463186/evanpokroys-playlist
@MaryChastain http://djbreitbart.in/post/19114200002/marychastains-playlist
@Kurt_Loder http://djbreitbart.in/post/19115286951/kurt-loders-playlist
@MichelleMalkin http://djbreitbart.in/post/19117166315/michellemalkins-playlist
@KurtSchlichter http://djbreitbart.in/post/19119229516/kurtschlichters-playlist
@VodkaPundit http://djbreitbart.in/post/19122014637/vodkapundits-playlist
@ThadMcCotter http://djbreitbart.in/post/19124510001/thadmccotters-playlist
@GaltsGirl http://djbreitbart.in/post/19127868602/galtsgirls-playlist
@RobGeorge http://djbreitbart.in/post/19131212056/robgeorges-playlist
@DerekAHunter http://djbreitbart.in/post/19136263388/derekahunters-playlist
@ExJon http://djbreitbart.in/post/19139539406/exjons-playlist
@BradThor http://djbreitbart.in/post/19142700802/bradthors-playlist
@Flynn1176 http://djbreitbart.in/post/19146733329/flynn1776s-playlist
@dloesch http://djbreitbart.in/post/19150337371/dloeschs-playlist
@jtLOL http://djbreitbart.in/post/19153682158/jtlols-playlist
@Ben_Howe http://djbreitbart.in/post/19158202303/ben-howes-playlist
@ChrisLoesch http://djbreitbart.in/post/19161798611/chrisloeschs-playlist
@StephenKruiser http://djbreitbart.in/post/19165003568/stephenkruisers-playlist
@Liberty_Chick http://djbreitbart.in/post/19167488167/liberty-chicks-playlist
@CnservativePunk http://djbreitbart.in/post/19169563938/cnservativepunks-playlist

Playlist for @Liberty_Chick at 10pm PST/1am EST:

Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WZ33w3B8Hw

Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfIcZtjAch8

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnAvTTaJjM

the The – Love Is Stronger Than Death
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2RtUv_PgGA

Duran Duran – Girls On Film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gudEttJlw3s

Crowded House – Mean To Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vv9iQ1TZZI

Split Enz – I See Red
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKj4upY1VYI

Devo –  Human Rocket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZQhu1J4mtI

The Tubes- Mondo Bondage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nibDtxm4u4g

The Army You Have – Admin Eff  (Gary & Shelli Eaton’s tribute to the MSM)
http://www.thearmyyouhave.com/The_Army_You_Have/Admin_Eff.html

Echo & the Bunnymen – Nothing Lasts Forever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLX_6WwXFUI

Nick Drake – Northern Sky  * (I’ll explain why this one on Twitter…)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAgPPoPBXQg

Dropkick Murphys -Amazing Grace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Af_TEN7Yc

For Andrew.

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by Liberty Chick at BigGovernment

For months, the Big sites have reported that the conditions at various Occupy camps have become a magnet for predators, and that the movement’s collectivist method of dealing with the incidents by way of “consensus” decision making, rather than through law enforcement when appropriate, has created an environment that is unsafe for women.  Numerous accounts of rapes and various sex offenses were reported in news outlets, though we’ll likely never know the real number of incidents because of the policies of many Occupy locations which favor internal resolution.

The now viral video of Andrew Breitbart confronting Occupy protesters at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington DC with chants of his own, like “Behave Yourselves” and “Stop Raping People,” may be something of a joke to left-wing pundits like Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur.  But rape is no joke, and what that video has done is bring the reality of how sex crimes at Occupy are treated – within and outside of the movement – to the forefront as a national discussion.

Supporters of the Occupy movement have been on the defense ever since, some rushing to say that rapes and sex offenses have been minimal and don’t represent the whole of Occupy, others blindly and willfully claiming the incidents are non-existent entirely.  The truth is, whether it’s been 20 sex crimes or 2,000, one is too many.  And denying that rapes have occurred is as equally abhorrent as raping those victims all over again.

But don’t take an evil “Breitbart blogger’s” word for it, take it from some of the women from Occupy.

(more at BigGovernment…)

by Liberty Chick

On his Wednesday show, Adam Carolla interviewed Andrew Breitbart to discuss Andrew’s new book, Righteous Indignation.  Let me assure you, you’ll LOVE this duo. Andrew’s been a guest on Carolla’s show before, but this was hands down the most entertaining so far.

Click for Audio:  http://www.mrctv.org/embed/101762

Check out some of the comments from Carolla’s regular listeners – not surprisingly, some aren’t exactly Breitbart fans (which makes it that much more enjoyable for me, at least).

Carolla tackled topics with Andrew on just about everything – from Righteous Indignation to Communism, the Left’s Racist meme, the racket of building permits and greenwashing, and unions, just to name a few.  And a whole lotta LA, which, as Andrew illustrates for us, ain’t what is used to be.  The two were on such a rant roll over our waning freedoms, Carolla, who has described himself as having libertarian leanings, almost sounded like another grassroots activist.  Who knows? Sounds like he may just have a bit of Presidential appeal.  Andrew certainly thought so!

“By the way, are you aware that the Republican Party has nobody running for the presidency right now, and if you had put that out there by mistake and people heard that, and that was your spiel, you would have gone up to Donald Trump level, you would have gone up to 17%?”

Oh yeah – Carolla’s also not a big fan of Maxine Waters.  Not. At. All.  Which reminds me, this audio is NSFW.

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Last week, I was enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee while perusing my local New Jersey newspapers online.  That moment of serenity promptly evaporated when I was jolted by a headline that read, “Stop the Vitriol of the Right? A Lesson From the ACORN Tragedy.”

What?  This wasn’t the Huffington Post or Media Matters, it was my local NJ online news site.  After reading it, I initially dismissed the post, shrugging it off as an asinine tirade by the author, John Atlas, who also lives here in NJ and is a very active supporter of ACORN and hostile to any views that aren’t on the far left.  While I almost expected the lecture about promoting civility in the wake of the Tucson tragedy, it was the ugliness of his rant against the right and the stretch he made to connect it all to ACORN that befuddled me.  Nearly a week later, that post was still on my mind.

Then came the left’s latest meme against free speech, and this bizarre charade of hoisting Frances Fox Piven as their newest martyr.  Ah, now it made sense.

To start with, Atlas’ post was certainly interestingly timed. Just last month, he was making the rounds promoting his new book, “Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America’s Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group.” In this interview below, he ends by saying,

“We need organizations that are going to give voice to the poor so that our democratic system works better, and that is the biggest tragedy. And to the extent that Breitbart and his gang undermine that effort, I think that’s a disaster.”

(Part 1 of the video is here.  Take notice of who’s conducting the interview, by the way.  That would be IndictBreitbart.org, the campaign run by Velvet Revolution. We wrote about them and their co-founders, one of whom is a convicted domestic terrorist.  The irony speaks for itself.)

Then of course, there is Tucson.

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[original post 11/2/2010]

For the last few weeks, I’ve been finalizing some intensive research and was in the process of writing up a multi-part post that was to be published after the mid-term elections.  One of the installments in the series will focus on the left’s push for a public takeover of the media – touching upon everything from the historical aspect of traditional media’s financial collapse, to the left’s “Media Reform” project and “New Public Media” plan, to the complete portfolio of George Soros’ media investments.

However, in light of the most recent onslaught of attacks against Andrew Breitbart and the Big sites, I thought it might be prudent to extract a few different elements from this future series and publish an early post today.  Because given the concerted efforts to use a variety of media and advocacy outlets to manufacture falsehoods in an attempt to intimidate and silence the voice of conservatives, I thought it important for others to see how –and why – some of these media outlets are connected.  Because it extends well beyond Media Matters, NPR, and Huffington Post.

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While the debate continues to rage over the prospect of defunding National Public Radio (NPR) of its federal taxpayer dollars in the wake of Juan Williams’ firing, the left is busy tending to its strategy.  They’ve once again taken to opining about their Utopian notion of a national public media system, hoisting it as the antidote to partisan viewpoint peddling.  And by partisan viewpoints, they mean those that aren’t *their* viewpoints.

The left’s fantasies were further spotlighted by several recent developments in the media industry, only weeks and days apart from one another.

  • On October 2, NPR announces $1 million grant from the Knight Foundation
  • On October 7, Center for Public Integrity, an often cited source for liberal journalists, announces a $1.7 million grant from the Knight Foundation.  CPI has also received millions in funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute, including another recent grant of $100,000.
  • On October 17, NPR announces a $1.8 million grant from George Soros’ Open Society Institute
  • On October 18, the Huffington Post announces the merger of its non-profit journalism arm into the Center For Public Integrity, with an additional $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation for the merger.
  • On October 20, Media Matters announces a $1 million grant from George Soros’ Open Society Institute
  • On October 26, Google announces a $2 million grant to the Knight Foundation for media innovation

In the midst of this funding blitz, the left quickly summoned its boycotts and attempts at silencing voices against the right: (more…)

[original post 10/11/2010]

This past July, in a formal request it filed with the prosecutors of Maryland state and the city of Baltimore, a left-leaning organization known as Velvet Revolution urged prosecutors to press criminal charges against James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles for what it says was a violation of Maryland’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.  But the letter also went a step further, naming Andrew Breitbart as a conspirator in masterminding the whole operation.

The accusation against Breitbart is of course patently false and baseless.  No evidence exists to even suggest such an accusation, because it simply did not happen that way.  Then again, this story’s not about Andrew Breitbart.  It’s about Velvet Revolution, the source making the claim.

Progressives are also rallying behind Velvet Revolution for another of its most recent campaigns – AmericanCrossRoadsWatch, which, to the delight of familiar folks like Karoli at Crooks and Liars, has offered a $100,000 bounty “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Karl Rove or any principal of American Crossroads for money laundering, election rigging, or felony campaign finance violations.”  It features a WANTED poster:

kimberlin-wanted

Interesting, that the words “felony” and “Wanted” would be used.  Again, considering the source.

You see, while Velvet Revolution has inspired quite a flurry of excitement from its progressive partners these days, who seem to be frolicking in their apparent muckraking efforts, their glaring omission and utter hypocrisy is absolutely astonishing.  With so much dirt digging going on, one would be very hard pressed to believe that none of Velvet Revolution’s cheerleaders had any idea whatsoever that a convicted violent felon is one of its co-founders.  In an environment today when the left has repeatedly falsely accused most opposition of being racist, hateful and violent, how convenient that progressives would fail to acknowledge the hypocrisy of their own implicit support of real violence and law-breaking.

The story behind Velvet Revolution begins with musician-activist turned immigrants’ rights defender turned voting rights activist, Brett Kimberlin, who also runs the “Justice Through Music Project (JTMP).”  According to journalist Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog, he and Kimberlin co-founded Velvet Revolution together, a detail Friedman has specifically noted in a number of posts such as this one from 5/31/2007.

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[original post 8/13/2010]

Congratulations, Tea Partiers!  You know you’ve become a genuine threat to the Progressive movement when they start making t-shirts about you.

The Agenda Project has launched “F*ck Tea”, an anti-Tea Party campaign that aims to “dismiss the tea party and promote the progressive cause.”  Check out their nifty little video promoting their positive cause:

As Agenda Project founder Erica Payne explained to Politico’s Ben Smith:

“We will be launching new products in the next several months to help people all over the country F*ck Tea.  Products like a Glenn Beck Bowl Buddy (Beck B Scrubbin) and others are perfect holiday gifts or just a great way to say, ‘I love you and our country’ to your spouse, friend or family.”

The website features a variety of t-shirts and mugs imprinted with the slogan “F*uck tea,” and Ms. Payne infers there will be more to come in the future.  It also splashes a host of unsourced “Tea Party Facts” across the left side of the page, in an attempt to demean and minimize those who belong to or support the Tea Party movement, and imply that those who don’t are somehow of superior intellect based solely upon said “facts.”  Meanwhile, the site dotingly highlights the word “progress” as “a movement toward a goal; advancement; growth; development; continuous improvement,” calling it “The Real American Party.”  Frankly, I see nothing “real” about this or about any of the progressive people involved in it.

Ftea

Now, I’ll admit, I’m one conservative constitutionalist who embraces the “F” word as part of my regular vocabulary, as much of a shock as that may be to leftists who may have already stereotyped me otherwise.  But I was not aware that the word had become synonymous with positive development and improvement.  (What a relief!)  If brandishing the “F” word across my chest and gallivanting in public is a sign of intellect and the new symbol of the party of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, then I’m more than happy to save my $22.50, thanks.  (Besides, if one’s cause were so important that such a word absolutely had to be used, the Libertarian in me wonders, why not just spell it out?)  Also somewhat amusing about the entire venture  is that the very people railing against the tea parties and against capitalism are shelling out over $20 a shirt for someone’s concocted-idea-turned-business-venture.  It’s the very Capitalist tale that so many of the progressive left heartily opposes.

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[original post 6/13/2010]

And so we begin to hear some feedback from the liberal side, including direct comments from one prominent member of the “Cry Wolf” project.  On the Inside Higher Ed website Friday, founder and editor Scott Jaschik addresses Big Journalism’s Academia-Gate series in his post, “Who Is Crying Wolf?”

Some prominent liberal academics are soliciting short essays from faculty members and graduate students to document a pattern in American history of major social advances being opposed by conservatives who “cry wolf” about the impact of proposed reforms. The campaign — known as the “Cry Wolf Project” — hasn’t been officially announced. But conservative bloggers obtained some of the solicitations of essays and published them this week, along with considerable criticism.

A series of posts on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism Web site have called the program “Academia-Gate” and suggested that the effort is inappropriately political. The creators of Cry Wolf, meanwhile, say that what they are doing is awfully similar to the ways that right-leaning scholars have used academic work to advance their causes over the years.

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Jaschik acquaints readers with the members of the “Cry Wolf” project coordinators and the details of the request for proposals.  He then goes on to cite from a couple of BigJournalism’s posts in the series:

One post on Big Journalism noted that those involved in the project are sympathetic to organized labor, and that many influential academics are serving on the advisory board. “This is what our higher education system has become – a publicly funded amplifier of progressive ideology,” says the post by Patrick Courrielche. “If this Cry Wolf program were just limited to a few faculty members at a limited number of universities, it would be of little concern. But the project reaches into some of the most prestigious public and private schools of higher learning in the U.S., including MIT, Yale, Harvard, USC, Columbia, Rutgers, UC Santa Barbara, University of Pennsylvania, and President Obama’s alma mater — Occidental College.”

Liberty Chick, the blogger who started calling Cry Wolf “Academia-Gate,” described her concerns this way: “What’s far more dangerous is that the ideological academic, in his capacity as a professor, actually possesses the power to control. The power to influence students’ minds, to mold the students’ way of thinking to embrace their own power-hungry desires and believe in it as ’social justice’ — this is a frightening weapon. Via union solidarity, this weapon is shared with the mobilizers, the janitors and cafeteria workers who agitate the students with various demands against the university after ideologically minded professors have indoctrinated them to hear every grievance as a call for ’social justice.’

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[original post 5/18/2010]

People on the left are constantly asking Andrew Breitbart who funds his “operation.”  It’s grown to become rather amusing, actually.  For those of us who are bloggers on The Bigs, we know the truth, we see how things operate. We know there’s no giant conservative-leaning lump of cash greasing this machine.  If that were the case, I for one think Andrew would probably be home with his family even more, rather than traveling around, worrying about advertising or other ways of self-funding this little “hobby” of his, as the left often like to refer to it.

But let’s just look for one moment at where some of that line of thinking comes from on the other side.  I’ve written previously about the birth of Media Matters as a spawn of Rob Stein’s Conservative Message Machine Money Matrix road show, from which the Democracy Alliance was born.  It’s through this organization from which much of the organization’s funding had come; in recent years, more has been spread out across other progressive organizations, but the funders often remain the same names in most cases.  For instance, The Tides Foundation gave Media Matters and their Action Network over $175,000 just last year.  In earlier years, groups like Montclair, New Jersey-based (hometown of Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert) Schumann Center for Media & Democracy gave the organization $500,000.

The donors’ list is vast and diverse, and we plan to cover that in detail in the future.  So I’ll focus in on one set of donors to Media Matters, which is the Labor Unions.  More specifically, in light of some recent posts regarding the Kenneth Gladney incident, I thought it appropriate to revisit donations made to Media Matters specifically by the Service Employees International Union.

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When you look at the timeline of events and the media calendar in general leading up to the Gladney incident last August, it’s difficult not to conclude that there was collaboration amongst White House staff, components of Big Labor, and certain liberal media outlets.  However, we know that all will continue to deny it.

Further, just as the flurry of media activity finally starts to wind down a bit around October last year, this is when SEIU makes three separate donations to Media Matters totaling $50,000, under the classification of “Communications”, according to the SEIU LM-2 report. (In reviewing other LM-2s for several previous years, this appears at least to be the first time that SEIU has donated to Media Matters, and there does not seem to have been another donation recorded since these.)

This is the type of funding that I would question in return to Media Matters.  With their membership being so low and their unfunded pension expenses so high, can the SEIU really afford to be randomly donating funds to an organization like Media Matters?  Perhaps SEIU purchased advertising on Media Matters’ website, but then I’d think it would be categorized as such, as others ad expenses in the LM-2 were.  If not advertising, if not random donations,  then what’s the reason for SEIU having donated these funds?  One could logically conclude that Media Matters performed a service in return.  Only they can answer that.

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