Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com

New Hampshire state representative Dan Itse, who is one of many lawmakers leading the charge to assert state sovereignty against federal encroachment, has warned that the Obama administration seeks to institute “involuntary servitude”.

Appearing on Fox News to discuss the states’ rights movement, Itse told hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, “This is about drawing a line in the sand and saying we’ve tolerated usurpations for so long but we’re not going to tolerate you violating the constitution, we’re going to hold you accountable.”

Asked if his warning about involuntary servitude under Obama meant young people being forced to attend community service, Itse responded, “Exactly, I mean, if you are required to do a job against your will with a pay scale not set by you or not agreed to by you, that’s involuntary servitude.”

Despite denials that Obama plans to institute a mandatory program of national service, his original change.gov website stated that Americans would be “required” to complete “50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year”. The text was only later changed to state that Americans would be “encouraged” to undertake such programs.

In addition, Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, publicly stated his intention to help create “universal civil defense training” in 2006. Such fears were also stoked when Obama himself said that a “national civilian security force,” that is “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military was required.

Itse cited the No Child Left Behind program as an example of the federal government encroaching on states’ rights.

“They dangle a dollar in front of us and we chase it like the donkey with a carrot on a stick but ultimately they are infringing upon our domestic policies in the states, manipulating our domestic policies and we need to stand up and say that’s not your job, that’s our job,” said Itse, adding that if enough states stood up to Washington then they would have to pay attention.

In response to increasing federal encroachment, a growing number of states have passed and proposed resolutions to assert the Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.

Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia have all introduced bills and resolutions declaring sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are considering such measures.

“This is about enforcing the constitution which states to the government, you’re not the boss of us, we’re the boss of you,” concluded the lawmaker.

Watch the clip courtesy of Raw Story below.

 

Abilify, for example, is heavily advertised for depression, and Risperdal is often prescribed to children with autism and other behavioral problems. Giving Risperdal to children is especially troubling, because Risperdal may be even worse than Haldol in causing movement disorders like akathisia, dyskinesia and parkinsonism.  

1) Dr. Bonkers, you have this online gallery at the Bonkers Institute which lampoons the current "state" of psychiatry. What is your latest addition?

The Institute's "Marvelous Mental Medicine Show" is an online museum where visitors may stroll through the galleries, viewing outlandish examples of psychiatric drug advertising.Some of the exhibits, such as Bayer Heroin and Eli Lilly Cannabis, are dated from the 19th century, while others feature more familiar products like Ritalin from the 1950s.

This month we opened our newest gallery, "A-typical Scam," highlighting atypical antipsychotics, so-called "new generation" drugs with brand names like Abilify, Risperdal and Zyprexa.Everything in "A-typical Scam" is from the modern era, and some of the ads are less than a year old.

2) It seems that these "atypical" antipsychotic medications are no more useful than the old standbys of 20 or 30 years ago... in fact the research seems to indicate they have MORE side effects and are even MORE dangerous to patients. What is going on?

When atypical antipsychotics were first introduced in the 1990s, they were widely claimed to be far superior to older drugs, and less likely to cause movement disorders like tardive dyskinesia and dystonia.In fact the manufacturers relied on rigged clinical trials lasting only a few weeks, biased studies, and other unethical practices to deceive doctors and the public.

Now after more than a decade on the market, and after earning billions of dollars in profits, the truth is finally being told that by almost every standard the new drugs are no improvement over the old.In some ways, such as their tendency to cause weight gain and diabetes, the new drugs are actually much worse.

Perhaps the most significant difference between the old drugs and the new is their price.Because their patents haven't yet expired, the new drugs cost 20 or 30 times more.That's the real reason the atypicals have been promoted so heavily.They're not any better clinically, they're just a lot more profitable commercially.

3) It seems that marketing and promotion are helping the drug companies to push these "a-typical" medications. Is the current state of advertising overcoming good common sense?

The current state of medical advertising, and modern medicine in general, has nothing to do with healing and everything to do with business.It's a colossal money-making industry.But a system based on maximizing quarterly corporate profits may not be the best way to promote the health and well-being of our citizenry.

Modern-day pharmaceutical advertising is harmful in two distinct ways.

First, ordinary citizens are bombarded with advertisements promoting the view that any conceivable discomfort or imperfection is a medical condition, disease or disorder requiring drug treatment, and they're exhorted to "ask your doctor if the purple pill is right for you."

Second, beginning the moment they enter medical school and continuing non-stop after that, doctors are bombarded with an onslaught of pharmaceutical industry propaganda and insidious forms of industry pressure that strongly shape the way medicine is practiced.This two-pronged strategy aimed at consumers on one hand and medical providers on the other has reaped enormous benefits for drug manufacturers but untold harm for everyone else.

4) What are some of the medications out there that give you concern?

I'm concerned about the widespread over-prescribing of all psychiatric drugs, including stimulants like Daytrana and Adderall given to children diagnosed with ADHD... antidepressants like Paxil and Zoloft given to young mothers diagnosed with postpartum depression...tranquilizers like Klonopin and Xanax given to veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress... and the list goes on.

Increasingly, these drugs are prescribed in combination with one another, mixed-and-matched in "drug cocktails" with unpredictable consequences for patients.

Antipsychotics (whether an old standby like Haldol or a new bestseller like Zyprexa) belong to the most potent class of psychotropic medications, yet many doctors think nothing of prescribing them to almost any patient for almost any reason.

Abilify, for example, is heavily advertised for depression, and Risperdal is often prescribed to children with autism and other behavioral problems. Giving Risperdal to children is especially troubling, because Risperdal may be even worse than Haldol in causing movement disorders like akathisia, dyskinesia and parkinsonism.

5) Has anyone ever found a germ, virus, bacteria, or any other infection that could be causing psychosis, bi-polar or schizophrenia?

No, I think it's safe to say mental illness is not a contagious disease like influenza or chicken pox, and I'll add there's no evidence of genes causing any mental illness either.Nowadays, mental illness is commonly believed to be an organic, physical, biological and/or genetic ailment, but I believe these so-called mental disorders are nothing more than pseudo-scientific labels attached to unwanted behavior and unpleasant emotions.Simply calling something a disease doesn't make it a disease!

For example, obesity was once understood to be a condition resulting from any variety of factors, but today obesity itself is considered a disease. Consider this: if your only exercise is walking from the sofa to the refrigerator, and you consume 5,000 calories per day without gaining any weight, then maybe you have some kind of disease -- but if you DO gain weight, would that be a surprise? Where's the disease here? It's the same with mental disorders. Recently I heard a news report about the high number of prison inmates who suffer from depression. So, when individuals are deprived of their liberty they feel depressed -- is this a surprise to anyone?Yes indeed, there may really be an epidemic of mental illness: our society has gone crazy!

6) What is the current state of the art of psychiatric drug advertising?

In one sense, I don't think the advertising has changed much from a hundred years ago, except that now it's more sophisticated technically.On the other hand, I think the extent to which drug promotion has infiltrated every level of medical science, academic research, and even government regulation, has surpassed anything ever seen before.Also, any distinction between drug promotion and disease promotion has now virtually disappeared.

7) I have seen a lot of advertising for ADD medications. In these ads, the kids all seem to be studying, and enjoying their homework. Is this all glitter and gloss or bells and whistles?

Ads for ADHD drugs are aimed not at the patient, but at the patient's parents, because ultimately it's the parents who decide to put their kids on drugs.So I guess it's natural for ad agencies to use idealized images of happy, well-adjusted children.They're selling an idealized image that every parent hopes for their child.This is no different than the images of perfect, flawless models seen in all pharmaceutical advertising.In the ads promoting Abilify for depression, we see good-looking, energetic, and successful adults -- none of whom exhibit the typical side effects associated with antipsychotics like Abilify: tremors, weight gain, lethargy, etc.

8) I looked at the Geodon advertisement and was astounded at the number of side effects. They are all listed quite clearly. Yet, some doctors use these pills in spite of all these possible side effects. Do they not read these adverts clearly?

While the claims of safety and efficacy are splashed in bright bold headlines, the side effects are listed in tiny print, so in a patently obvious way the side effects are minimized.I don't know how else to explain why so many doctors seem so unconcerned about possible adverse reactions.Don't forget that advertising is only one way the drugs are promoted to doctors.There are daily visits from drug reps, industry-sponsored continuing medical education courses, industry booths at medical conventions, industry-funded medical seminars and symposiums, etc.

By the way, symposium is a Greek word meaning "drinking party."All this may explain why so many doctors have become such enthusiastic pill pushers, dispensing prescription drugs like they're handing out jelly beans!

9) Now, what is the web site for your Bonkers Institute?

Bonkersinstitute.org is the official web site of the Institute for Nearly Genuine Research.In addition to hosting the Marvelous Mental Medicine Show, our web site publishes the latest studies released by the Institute, and promotes our ongoing mission to explain the origin and etiology of mental illness in ways that sound more scientific than ever before.

10) How would our readers navigate to the exact place where you have your latest expose?

It's quite easy to arrive at the Marvelous Mental Medicine Show simply by following the link that's prominently displayed on our home page at www.bonkersinstitute.org. Entering the Medicine Show is like entering a museum: simply scroll down the page as if strolling down a museum hallway, and select the gallery you wish to visit.If that particular gallery fails to interest you, there are plenty more to choose from!

11) What question have I neglected to ask?

You didn't ask how we obtain the ads that are featured in the Marvelous Mental Medicine Show.We have three main sources:

1. We scour the internet, searching web sites of medical journals and pharmaceutical ad agencies, occasionally stumbling across an item of interest; 2. We browse used bookstores and keep an eye on Ebay for old magazines that might contain drug ads; 3. We receive submissions from our web site visitors, who scan ad images and send them to us by email.In this way we've obtained ads from all over the world, including England, Australia, Sweden and Japan.

If any EdNews readers know of any ads that ought to be included in the Medicine Show, please contact the Institute! There's one ad in particular we'd love to obtain. It's a 2-page spread for Ritalin, originally published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 1971 with the headline, "MBD... Medical Myth or Diagnosable Disease Entity?" We know this ad exists because we've seen it referenced in more than one academic paper, but so far we've been unable to track down a copy. If anyone out there can help locate this ad, we'll be thrilled to include it in the Medicine Show!

"Psychiatry is to medicine what astrology is to astronomy." ~ Leonard Roy Frank

source: EdNews

Source: Raw Story

The Army's suicide rate is the highest it has been in three decades, and a week-long series of articles at Salon.com has been highlighting what it calls "habitual mistreatment behind the preventable deaths."

Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Thursday, "In January, we lost approximately 24 soldiers in the Army to suicide. That's more folks than we lost in combat. ... We lost more soldiers to suicide than to al Qaeda."

"If we lost that many soldiers to an enemy weapon system, the entire country would be outraged," Rieckhoff continued. "The Pentagon would be scrambling to do something about it. We need the same level of urgency around these suicides."

Rieckhoff's group has been lobbying Congress this week to do more for veterans needs. "We took dozens of veterans from around the country," he told Maddow proudly. "We met with over a hundred lawmakers, we held two press events. ... We highlighted ... the need for mandatory mental health counseling and we called for advance funding of the VA."

Rieckhoff said that there's bipartisan support in Congress for such funding, which is critical because "every year the VA budget is late, and VA's around the country are forced to ration care." However, there's also a critical shortage of mental health counselors.

"This is a place where President Obama can step up," Rieckhoff remarked. "He could issue a national call to service and say, 'If you are a qualified mental health care professional, your country needs you. Help our soldiers, help our veterans. It doesn't matter how you stand on the war. You can step up and make a difference here.'"

"Troops alone are not the answer [to Afghanistan]," he added. "It's not an antidote to violence. You don't just drop 30,000 troops in, wave a magic wand and call it democracy, and make it look like New Jersey."

This video is from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Feb. 12, 2009.




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J.B. Williams
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In 2008, Americans foolishly used their freedom to vote for “chains” not “change.” Life, property, speech and guns, are at the foundation of American freedom and the corrupt Chicago cabal now in charge, is aggressively coming after all of them. ~ J.B. Williams

Obama’s “economic bailout” is a global socialist buyout of the U.S. free market system. ALL private property is under siege, as advised by George Soros.

Former Clinton Chief of Staff become George Soros stooge and Barack Obama advisor John Podesta leads the charge against free speech with his version of the “Fairness Doctrine” aimed at silencing the voice of dissent at talk radio.

Obama Gun Rights advisors John Podesta and Rebecca Peters, responsible for UK and Australian gun ban laws, are leading the charge against the U.S. Second Amendment, also funded by George Soros.

And of course, the right to life itself, both inside and outside of the womb, has been a successful target of the left for more than 40 years now.

Most Americans already oppose almost every early step of the Obamessiah administration. The Democrat congress continues to enjoy the lowest public opinion rating in U.S. history. Yet Americans have no clue where their power is, how to use it, or when to say enough is enough.

Our nation’s Founders knew that this day would come. “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” – Declaration of Independence

The natural tendency of a peaceful prosperous society is to quietly tolerate repeated affronts to their collective well-being, so long as the personal pain is tolerable. So long as life remains personally tolerable, the people will resist any urge to draw a line in the sand and take an individual stand against tyranny. They will suffer incremental losses, until the accumulative pain becomes personal and intolerable… and then, all of a sudden… they will awake!

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson

You can’t fight city hall! Politicians are scum, but what can we do? My vote doesn’t count. Washington DC is not listening to the people. The people have no power. I don’t support what they are doing, but I dare not withhold my taxes, for fear of imprisonment. Our hands are tied…

No, our hands are not tied, yet. But they will be tied soon, if we continue to tolerate that which should never be tolerated in this country. Americans MUST get the horse ahead of the cart. They must “change” themselves, before they can change anything else. And they must begin at square one!

Square One
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” - Declaration of Independence

More than 40 million innocent American children have been denied their fundamental American right to life. And even though most Americans oppose abortion on demand, they sit silent, tolerating that which they childishly thought, would never affect them personally…

Yet, if your society will not respect and defend an unalienable right to life, then you have no rights at all, beyond those temporarily afforded by your rulers, used only as a disposable tool of political gain.

I don’t care what your politics are or what excuses you have adopted to justify the brutal taking of innocent life in the past. A society with NO regard for innocent human life cannot be trusted with anything else.

We can know the enemies of freedom by this single subject alone. We need look no further. We must know the enemies of freedom by this subject alone, because a complete disregard for innocent human life is at the foundation of their contempt for all other human rights, including freedom itself.

There is NO escaping this reality. This is not a litmus test. It is a non-negotiable reality and NO excuses will do. Fail to defend innocent life and you have already failed to defend individual freedom, period!

Where the right to life itself is not protected, no other rights are safe. That’s why our Founders listed LIFE as the first protected unalienable right, endowed by our Creator. Whether Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent, fail this fundamental test of freedom, and you can pass no other.

One Step at a Time
America reached the brink of total collapse one step at a time, over a long train of abuses and usurpations. It can only step back from the brink of extinction the same way, one step at a time.

Before Americans can save their nation, they must first save themselves. People unable to save themselves are able to save no one else. People unable to discern right from wrong in their own lives, can never choose right over wrong for their nation.

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” - Jefferson

Despite living in the so-called information age, Americans are horrifically ill-informed today. As a result, they are wholly unsuited for self-governance. This is why they look for a political messiah when they no longer entrust themselves with individual choices. But there is no such thing as a political messiah. Only false political prophets…

In fact, a political messiah represents the greatest threat to freedom. No man should be trusted with governance over your life. But in the absence of well grounded self-governance, many have entrusted their lives and personal well-being to the designs of others.

In a Rasmussen report released a day or so ago, 67% respondents said they trust themselves more than government, to right current economic woes. So, why did they elect a regime that is overtly running roughshod over the vast majority of Americans who oppose everything they are doing?

It’s because no matter how little trust they have for Washington DC elitists who have repeatedly demonstrated utter contempt towards every American, they actually trust themselves even less…

This too must change, now!

One Issue at a Time
If 67% of Americans truly do trust themselves more than Washington DC with their personal economic condition, they should not have allowed absolute Marxists to take unbridled control of the federal government and they had better do something to stop the current rush into socialism fast.

More than 70% of Americans polled now say that they oppose Obama’s effort to stimulate the Democrat Party through a 40 year wish list of socialist voter bribes. But what are they doing to stop it from becoming the law of the land?

97% of Americans say that they believe the Second Amendment protects their individual right to keep and bear arms. Yet they will sit silent, as Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Podesta and Peters systematically take that right away.

More than 70% of Americans oppose abortion on demand, yet abortion on demand is the law of their land. How?

Americans have sat on their hands and wallets through more than 70 years of irresponsible deficit spending in Washington DC and now they wonder how the most productive and prosperous nation on earth reached the brink of bankruptcy… That’s not all.

To make matters worse, they have now hired the very people responsible for our current economic calamity to fix it, and instead of stopping the digging that put America in this hole to start with; they have traded their shovel for a backhoe and are digging the hole deeper at break-neck speed.

If Obama and Co. have a successful first month in power, they will increase the national debt from $10 trillion to $15 trillion before the average American will even get a glimpse of the bill they are about to pass, with only Democrat support in congress. This won’t bail America out of anything. It will toss it off of the cliff…

At what point will the American people awaken from their apathy and ignorance?

Out in the Open
This is no longer a covert operation or some crackpot conspiracy theory. You can follow the links provided and read the public documents and reports that openly confirm exactly what these anti-American thugs have in mind for the future of our country.

Most of them have worked together via a web of well funded 527 type policy think tank front groups that individually, operate below the radar of the average American. Many well-intentioned American citizens have poured money into these groups, believing that they were supporting something quite different, something quite patriotic and American.

But in what America should the voice of dissent be silenced under some insane “Fairness Doctrine” – ruled “unconstitutional” years ago? In what America should the federal government have the right to strip innocent citizens of their Second Amendment rights? In what America should the federal government be allowed to grab private property against the will of more than 70% of the people, no matter how they describe “a greater common good?”

And what American in his or her right mind would call any of these initiatives “American?”

Every American will Pay
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” - Jefferson

Well, the American people have long since failed to stop their government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. The current leftist “stimulus package” will only stimulate deficit spending, government growth and federal power under the most anti-American regime to ever hold power in the United States.

No matter your political affiliations or ideological beliefs, every American will pay a heavy price for the collective ignorance and apathy that allows the most corrupt government in American history to strip away every last freedom in the name of some greater communal good…

The price will be like no other ever experienced in this country. The average American can’t even begin to imagine what their future holds under the Chicago cabal.

By the time they figure it all out and react, it will be too late.

Your Power and How to Use It
You thought your power was your vote, until your vote repeatedly failed to save you from the anti-American juggernaut in DC.

In truth, your vote is only part of your power. As you have seen demonstrated over and over again in Washington DC, if you follow the money, you will find the power.

Barack Obama ran a two year presidential campaign that cost an astounding $740 million dollars, over $200 million of which was donated by unnamed overseas donors, not American citizens. Without this money, he would not be president today.

Your money is your power, in more ways then one.

There is a reason why anti-American billionaires like George Soros pour millions into 527 front groups that work around the clock to rob the American citizens of their Constitutional rights. The reason is - it works.

People who hope to save this country will have to dig deep into their own pockets to fund a counter-offensive, or they will continue to lose battle after battle. Abortion on demand is the law of the land because the pro-abortion fund is five times that of the pro-life fund.

Further, socialism requires funding via taxation without representation. So what, that you oppose everything Obama is doing, if you continue to fund it with your tax dollars just the same as if you fully agreed?

If you want to get Washington DC’s attention for real, you must stop the flow of tax dollars that they must have to fund their agenda.

I know, alone, you will go to jail for doing so. But if 10 million taxpayers unite and refuse to pay, nobody will go to jail and the message will be louder than 100 million votes. Alone, you are weak and vulnerable. Nobody knows this better than the left, which always moves as a unit. You can no longer work alone to save your country…

Why Americans are Losing Their Country
In short, evil prevails wherever good people do nothing to stop it. Americans have tolerated far too much for far too long and now, they have very limited opportunity to reverse the trends.

As is usually the case, by the time a people know that they must revolt and muster the intestinal fortitude to do so, they are nearly out of the power.

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

In a 1944 presidential campaign speech, Norman Thomas said - “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.  But, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

Today, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA’s members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.  The Democratic Socialists of America is the spin-off organization that works within the system. The old Socialist Party of America failed to succeed in working outside of the U.S. political system. So members left and started DSA-USA, to work within one of the two major political parties. The one owned by the proletariat labor movement was the natural choice.

The legislative arm of DSA is the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Washington DC, founded in 1991 by the only open member of the Socialist Party currently serving in congress, Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

But its membership rolls boasts some of Washington’s best known Democrat leaders today.

The Bottom Line
Sooner or later, the American people will wake up. The longer it takes for them to awaken, the fewer options they will have and the more violent their reaction will be.

50% of Americans have not voted in years. The other 50% have not focused on the fundamentals in their voting, divided by a constant drumbeat of socio-economic and racially charged class warfare. So, Americans failed to use the power of their vote to stem the tide of anti-Americanism now in full control of Washington DC. Their vote is useless now…

They are currently failing to use the power of their money as well. Soon, they won’t have any money.

When their votes no longer count and they are out of money, only their guns can release them from their chains. If they take your guns before they get all of your money and property, that won’t be an option either.

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed...” - Noah Webster, Philadelphia 1787

It is my hope that Americans will wake up and use the power of their tax dollars to end the current rush to finish America off. However, I see no signs that the American people are awake and ready to fight yet.

They are very likely to wait until their guns are the only means left to defend their country, under full scale attack from within the halls of their federal government today.

As a result, every American will pay a heavy price for the apathy and ignorance that led them to this day. They will once again pay for their freedom with their blood…

Today, most will turn and look away before they can even finish reading this column, and stick their heads back in the sand even though all the proof they need is right before their eyes. The truth is indeed stranger than fiction or even the wildest conspiracy theory today.

But tomorrow they will weep for what they have allowed to happen to the greatest nation ever known to mankind.

As Thomas Jefferson stated not so long ago, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

 

JB Williams is a business man, a husband, a father, and a writer. A no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy. He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world. JB Williams’ website is jb-williams.com/

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