Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Dems debate and show some divisions plus other stories

The Dems debate and show some divisions plus other stories 07/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

The Dems debate and show divisions.......Rachel Madow losing viewers......AOC and Israel.......Nolan Ryan # 300 in 1990........and other stories......click to listen:



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Wednesday’s video: The Democrats debate part one and the winner is President Trump.





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What happens when everything is about identity

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Sorry, but this stuff makes me laugh.  This is the latest from the party that gave us the “squad”:    
Allison Jaslow, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), resigned on Monday amid complaints that the DCCC is too white. No, seriously, that’s the complaint. Black and Hispanic lawmakers say the DCCC, the Democrats’ major campaign arm, lacks racial diversity and is not doing enough to reach Latino voters and hire consultants of color.
On Sunday, Hispanic Reps. Vicente Gonz├ílez (D-Texas) and Filemon Vela (D-Texas) called for Jaslow’s resignation in a statement to Politico. DCCC Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) flew back to Washington, D.C., for a meeting Monday, despite having left with the rest of Congress for the August recess. Jaslow resigned at that meeting, Politico reported.
“The DCCC is now in complete chaos,” Gonzalez and Vela said in their statement. “The single most immediate action that Cheri Bustos can take to restore confidence in the organization and to promote diversity is to appoint a qualified person of color, of which there are many, as executive director at once. We find the silence of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on this issue to be deafening.”
Again, I have to laugh.
So the DCCC is too white?  Not a word about the talent of the people but instead it’s all about their race.  I guess that white liberals are out!
First, what’s this nonsense about hiring a qualified person of color?  So only persons of color need apply?  
Second, what’s this about hiring more consultants for the Latino voter?  Don’t they already get 70% of the vote?  Are they concerned that Hispanics will figure out how Democrats are the pro-abortion party?
The Democrats have gone insane.  If they lose they will blame it on racism.  If they win they will blame their inability to govern on racism, too.
What a disgrace of a party!
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Stalingrad 1942 & other national security issues with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger.........we will look national security issues of the day.....the transgenders in the military controversy.....North Korea.....President Trump is surrounded by a lot of generals and we look back at Stalingrad 1942............plus other stories..............

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Read a book by Milton Friedman (1912-2006) this summer



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We would always a Friedman book for summer reading.   So check out his page and look at getting one for the summer.       Here is a good one to start with:





The incredible life of Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

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Who are the most consequential men of the last 50 years?  Let me suggest President Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Dwight Eisenhower, the World War II general and then the consequential 34th President.

How about Milton Friedman, the greatest economist of our generation?

Friedman died in 2006.   He was born on this day in 1912.    We still miss him.

My Milton Friedman memories go back to college and the 1980 Reagan campaign.

First, he wrote that great book "Free to choose".   It became a TV series and many of us learned a lot by watching it.

Second, he was the leader of the "Chicago Boys" who fixed Chile after Pinochet overthrew Allende.

Friedman was a consequential man.  He left us a lot of books, essays. documentaries and a wonderful foundation for future generations!






Words of wisdom from Milton Friedman (1912-2006)


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Let's remember Milton Friedman: "Friedman's Sampler" is a summary of Milton Friedman quotes over the years. They are priceless and relevant today.

On taxes:

"To summarize, deficits are bad--but not because they necessarily raise interest rates. They are bad because they encourage political irresponsibility. They enable our representatives in Washington to buy votes at our expense without having to vote explicitly for taxes to finance the largesse. The result is a bigger government and a poorer nation. That is why I favor a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to balance the budget and limit taxation." (from "The Taxes Called Deficits," April 24, 1984)

On freedom:

"It is important to emphasize that economic arrangements play a dual role in the promotion of a free society. On the one hand, "freedom" in economic arrangements itself a component of freedom broadly understood, so "economic freedom" is an end in itself to a believer in freedom. In the second place, economic freedom is also an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom. . . . " (from "Capitalism and Freedom: Why and How the Two Ideas Are Mutually Dependent," May 17, 1961)

The flat tax:

"The only way we are ever likely to get it is if there is a drive for a constitutional convention to repeal the 16th Amendment (which gives Congress the power to tax income) and replace it with one mandating a flat-rate tax. However, I regret that that is not an immediate prospect." (from "Why a Flat Tax Is Not Politically Feasible," March 30, 1995)

Let me say it again. Milton Friedman was a consequential voice in promoting freedom and free markets. The good news is that Pres. Reagan was a Friedman disciple. The bigger news is that Pres. Reagan was the most influential president of the last fifty years!





1978: Pete Rose reached # 44


Pete Rose got to # 44, or the second longest streak since Joe DiMaggio got to 56 in 1941.   He singled off of Phil Niekro.      

Willie Keeler had 44 in 1897-98 but foul balls didn't count as strikes.




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July 31, 1990: Nolan Ryan won # 300!


It was the evening of July 31st, 1990 and we were all watching Nolan Ryan go for # 300!

Where did the years go?   Nolan Ryan won # 300 on his second try in Milwaukee.

As I recall from the TV broadcast, Ryan got a huge ovation when he left the game in the 7th inning.   It was a classy move by the Brewers' fans.
He added no-hitter # 7 to his resume the next season!



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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Trump vs Cummings and the Dems debate this week plus other stories

Trump vs Cummings and the Dems debate this week plus other stories 07/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Trump and Baltimore continues....Dems debate this week....Identity politics and the Democrats....'In God we trst' 1956........Happy # 78 Paul Anka........and other stories....
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Tuesday’s video: President Trump and President Obama are enjoying the same approval rate (high 40’s) at this point of their presidencies





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Obsessed with what people are not thinking about!

It’s amazing how disconnected from reality the Democrats are.  To be fair, it may not be the majority of the party, but the deluded are the ones getting the attention.
In fact, so many Democrats, especially the elected black congressmen, seem to be living in 1949 Mississippi and relishing the fact that Jackie Robinson is playing second base for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  It’s hard to believe that they don’t see the incredible progress that blacks have made in the U.S.
A recent article by Michael Goodwin is right on target:   
To judge by what they say and do, Democrats are obsessed with two topics: impeachment and race. With Robert Mueller’s disastrous performance driving a stake through the heart of the former, race is shaping up as a defining issue in this week’s second round of presidential debates.
As a New York Times article put it, “The searing fight over race, inequality and history has come to dominate the Democratic presidential contest.” 
Count that as an understatement.
So what are their solutions to deal with our race problem?  They don’t have any.  All they tell is that everyone is a racist, and then everyone is a racist again.
Do they have any solutions for crime problems?  I don’t hear any.
Public schools?  I don’t hear anything except that many Democrats send their kids to private schools and away from the neighborhoods.
As for impeachment, what’s the article that they plan to vote on?  I guess that they will get around to that sooner or later.
Impeachment and race may work in the primaries but will fail miserably in the general election.
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1966: "Wild Thing" by The Troggs was # 1 this week


The Troggs were a British band that gave us several hits, such as "With a girl like you",  "Love is all around", specially "Wild thing" from the summer of 1966.     You can hear the song on the radio, as well as sports arenas around the country.



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Happy # 65 Ellis Valentine


Ellis Valentine was born in Arkansas on this day in 1954.   He was drafted by Montreal and broke with the Expos in 1975.    By 1976, he was the every day right fielder.

In the late 1970's, the Montreal Expos had one of the best outfields in modern baseball history.   

In fact, you could argue that it was the best in quite some time:   Ellis Valentine, future Hall of Famer Andre DawsonWarren Cromartie.

Valentine was a good hitter and had a super arm.    Wonder how often we would have seen him today in the very popular "web gems"?   My guess is that a lot!

He and team Cromartie had 24 assists in 1977.    You simply could not take an extra base on that Expos' outfield!

Valentine survived injuries and retired with a .278 batting average and .288 in 7 seasons in Montreal.

Valentine was part of the Expos who came in second in 1978, 1979 & 1980.  They lost the NLCS to the LA Dodgers in 1981.    In today's game, they would have clinched a wild card everyone of those years that they came in second in the NL East.








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Happy # 78 Paul Anka, great vocalist and songwriter!


Wonder how many people know that Paul Anka was born in Canada?   He was born on this day in 1941.

Paul is from Ottawa and enjoyed big hits by the time that he was a teenager. 

He is one of the few pop artists who had Top 10 songs in the 1950s, 1960's & 1970's!  Who else but Elvis can say that? 

His songs were very romantic and catchy. 

They were the kinds of songs that filled Top 40 play lists of AM radio stations.  I'm sure that lots of our parents have Anka 45's among their belongings and souvenirs.

I learned in the 1970's that Paul Anka composed "My Way" and several TV songs, such as The Tonight Song theme song!  How would you like to collect those royalties?

A few years ago, Paul wrote an autobiography.    He also left us an amazing collection of hit songs, available now on digital.








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"In God we trust" signed into law in 1956

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President Eisenhower made it legal in 1956:
"On this day in 1956, two years after pushing to have the phrase “under God” inserted into the pledge of allegiance, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a law officially declaring “In God We Trust” to be the nation’s official motto. The law, P.L. 84-140, also mandated that the phrase be printed on all American paper currency. The phrase had been placed on U.S. coins since the Civil War when, according to the historical association of the United States Treasury, religious sentiment reached a peak."
It was a good day for the US.

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Will have to check a new book: "Casey Stengel" by Marty Appel



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We remember The Hollies


Collecting 45's was a lot of fun when were younger.  The "45" was the backbone of Top 40 radio.  I also loved the idea of hearing one song at a time or letting the turntable repeat the record over and over again.

The Hollies were one of my favorite British groups.  They went through some personnel changes, such as Graham Nash leaving to do his own thing.  (Nash reappeared with "Crosby Still & Nash", one of the great groups of their era.)

I loved The Hollies because their songs were catchy and easy to sing along to.  Like a lot of other groups, they fizzled in the disco era and never had a comeback.  However, they left us a legacy of great pop songs!

Some of my favorites are "On a carousel", "Look through any window", and "Carrie Anne".    They had a great sound!


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"Cuban-American, Dancing On The Hyphen" by Amarilys Gacio Rassler




This is one of our favorite books about "growing up in the US".     Amarilys writes a lot about her family and recalls little things about Cuban culture.   Lots of fun!




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Monday, July 29, 2019

A chat with George Rodriguez about the US-Mexico border

A chat with George Rodriguez about the US-Mexico border 07/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative activist......We will discuss the asylum arrangement with Guatemala.....plus the Supreme Court border wall funding decision.... ...and other stories.......
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Monday’s video: President Trump has a right to defend himself against mindless attacks from Democrats




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Just ask the people who live in Baltimore

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Back in the 1970s, I attended school in Maryland and spent a lot of time in Baltimore.  I was there during a charmed Renaissance headed by mayor and then Governor William Schaeffer.  He oversaw the investment and development of the Inner Harbor and all those residential areas that went up downtown.  It was wonderful, and going downtown was great.
Lately, it’s not so pretty.  The city is a disaster and the one-party rule does not help.
President Trump is challenging Representative Elijah Cummings to do something about his district for a change.  As expected, President Trump is being called a racist for holding “sacred cows” like Representative Cummings accountable.  
As Seth Barron wrote:    
The operative rule in politics these days seems to be that any criticism of a non-white politician from anywhere to their right is, by definition, a racist attack. Nothing Trump said pertained in any way to Elijah Cummings’s skin color or ethnicity, only to his failure as a legislator and political leader to do anything to improve his district. The real question is: Is he right?
In May, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story called, “The Tragedy of Baltimore.” 
The story details how, in the wake of the 2015 riots — or “uprising” in the view of those who imagine the torching of a neighborhood CVS and the intentional sabotage of the firefighters’ equipment to be revolutionary actions — Baltimore went from bad to horrible: “nothing less than a failure of order and governance the likes of which few American cities have seen in years.”
By any measure of systemic urban collapse, Baltimore is, as Trump said “very dangerous & filthy.” 
Among the largest 30 American cities, Baltimore has the highest crime rate, and is a close second to Detroit for the highest rate of violent crime. 
But for murders, Baltimore is second to no other city, with more than 50 homicides per 100,000 people. 
That puts Charm City in the ranks of Jamaica, Venezuela, and El Salvador in terms of lethality.
Charm city no more, as my old friends who live there will tell you.  In fact, most of my old friends live in the suburbs and avoid the city at all costs.
Where does it go from here?   Hopefully, it will lead more local citizens to question the Democrats running their cities.  Maybe it will occur to some of them that change would be a good thing.
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2007: Cal Ripken, Hall of Fame




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My first memory of Cal Ripken goes back to '81.   

It was the crazy strike season and I caught a game on TV with Ripken at shortstop.   The O's had missed out on the "first half championship" because of a loss on what turned out to be the last game of that weird split season.

In 1982, he opened at third base and hit a home run on opening day. The O's and Brewers went down to the last weekend of the season. The two teams were tied after 161 games and the AL East was literally decided on the last day.  It was great baseball but a better day for Milwaukee who clinched the division!

The rest is
history:  MVP in '83 and the O's won the World Series, the "game streak" that went on until '98 and he repeated as MVP in '91.

Unfortunately, Ripken played in bad Oriole teams.  Yet, he was out there every day playing and putting some good numbers, such as 431 Hrs and over 3100 hits.

Cal Ripken now joins Murray, Palmer, Weaver, Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson as Orioles in the
Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to a great guy who clearly belongs in the Hall of Fame.




1983: Steve Garvey streak ended at 1,207




On this day in 1983, the San Diego Padres were scheduled to play a double header with the Braves.   During the first game, Steve Garvey suffered a dislocated thumb.   He did not play in the second game and his streak of consecutive games ended.

This is what happened:

Garvey was injured attempting to score on a wild pitch by the Braves' Pascual Perez. He was out easily as he tried to beat the throw from the catcher Bruce Benedict to Perez, who was covering the plate.
''Once I slid and was tagged, I felt the thumb go numb,'' Garvey said. ''I knew there was something wrong.'' Garvey was replaced by Kurt Bevacqua. The Braves won the game, 2-1, on Jerry Royster's two-out run-scoring double in the eighth. Garvey, who is 34 years old, signed a five-year, $6.6 million contract as a free agent last December after starring for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 12 years. He broke the previous National League record of 1,117 games held by Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs on April 16 in his first game back at Dodger Stadium as a member of the Padres.
Garvey had not missed a game since Sept. 2, 1975, when the Dodgers played San Francisco. 
Garvey was traded to San Diego at the end of the 1983 season and played in the 1984 World Series.    

He had a great career:   .294 batting average, 2,599 hits, 272 HR & 1,308 RBI.    Garvey was the 1974 NL MVP and came in second in the 1978 vote.

Great player!    Who knows how long his streak would have gone without that unfortunate injury?




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The Doors "Light my fire" was #1 song this week in 1967


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It was one of the best songs of the 1960s and #1 this week in 1967.  

Yes, it was a great single and long version from a very good debut album.  The B-side was "The crystal ship", another good song that got lots of airplay.  

The song transformed The Doors into international pop stars of the 1960's.  

It also started the legend of lead vocalist Jim Morrison.

A year later, or the summer/fall of 1968, Jose Feliciano released a great version that peaked at #3 in the US.







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1996: Tommy Lasorda retired from baseball

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From 1976 to 1996, Tommy Lasorda led the Dodgers to 2 World Series (1981 and 1988), 4 NL pennants and 7 division titles.  


He left after a a heart attack and an angioplasty procedure the month before.

As a manager, Lasorda was one of the best:  1599 wins.    He was the NL Manager of the Year in 1983 and 1988.   In 2000, a retired Lasorda led the USA baseball team to a gold medal.

A wonderful baseball man, one of the greatest ambassadors of the game ever!



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Sunday, July 28, 2019

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 07/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......The UK has a new PM.....The week of Mueller.....Trump vs Cummings.......Trump 2020.....Democrats 2020.....The Squad vs Democrats......and other stories.....
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Common sense for a change on the border

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On Friday, President Trump celebrated a couple of important victories.
First, the U.S. and Guatemala negotiated an important deal:
The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America.
The “safe third country” agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border. 
It could potentially ease the crush of migrants overwhelming the U.S. immigration system, although many questions remain about how the agreement will be executed.
We will see, but the message is clear.  In other words, the U.S. is sending a message to future caravans that there is no guarantee that they will leave Guatemala.  As a practical matter, it should curtail the traffic.
The border wall decision makes total sense.  It clears the way for the Trump administration to use defense funds for border wall construction.
I’m surprised that it was a 5-4 decision.  President Trump, or any other president, should have the discretion to use funds within a national security context.  In my opinion, the U.S.-Mexico border is a matter of national security, from drug flow to human-trafficking to the potential for terrorist groups to walk into the U.S.
President Trump scores again.  From the pathetic Mueller presentation to the border funding decision to the Guatemala agreement, President Trump is finishing July on a winning streak.
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Happy # 70 Vida Blue


Vida Rochelle Blue, Jr. was born on this day in 1949 in Louisiana.   

He broke with the A's in 1969 at age 19 and then became the pitching story of 1971:   24-8, a 1.82 ERA, 8 shutouts & 301 Ks.   It earned him a Cy Young Award & MVP!

Overall, he won 209 with 143 complete games.   

He pitched with the A's in the postseason, 1971-75.    

I saw Vida shutout the Orioles in game 3 of the 1974 ALCS, a dominating 2-hit shutout!   He beat Jim Palmer, 1-0 with Sal Bando hitting a home run for the only run of the game.


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July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez pitched a perfect game

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Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos became the first Latino to pitch a perfect game in Los Angeles.    Here is the box score.

Martinez retired with 245 wins and a 3.70 ERA.     

Dennis broke with the Orioles in 1976 and had some good seasons.   However, his best years were with Montreal:  100-72 and a 3.09 ERA.



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July 28 1991: Dennis Martinez and a perfect game

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Where did so many years go? Dennis Martinez was perfect on this day in 1991.   
Dennis was born in Nicaragua and came up in the Orioles’ farm system in 1976.   
Before being signed by Baltimore, Dennis caught the eyes of scouts with masterful pitching against Cuba and the US in 1974.  He beat the US, 1-0, pitching 10 innings.Then he beat Cuba, 4-3, by throwing 7 strong innings.  
Dennis won 108 games with Baltimore, including playing in the 1979 and 1983 World Series. In 1987, he was traded to Montreal and that was really the prime of his career, including an ERA title and the aforementioned perfect game.
Dennis finished with 245 wins and a 3.70 ERA in 3,999 innings! 


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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Can someone tell Michael Moore that Cuba is out of medicine?

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Cuba is going through hard times again and medicine is in very low supply, according to news reports:    
Locals on the island have complained in recent months that some drugs are so difficult to find that patients and their families are forced to camp out overnight at their local pharmacy, hoping to secure a prime place in line to purchase some of the small shipments when they arrive. 
The shortage is part of a larger economic crisis on the island that has forced Cubans to stand on lines for hours to buy basic goods like chicken, cooking oil, and flour.
As always, the regime blames everyone else but the system.   
They blame it on providers and banking problems.  In other words, foreign providers demand cash for their orders.  I guess that they are not selling to Cuba on credit anymore.  Can you blame them?  How many times has Cuba restructured its debts?
They blame it on poor domestic production, a problem that the regime has faced since it expropriated private companies in the 1960s.  In other words, once upon a time, Cuba produced its own medicine and imported the rest without difficulty.  We should add that many U.S. drug companies had faculties in Cuba and it worked very efficiently for the island’s consumers.  
They blame the embargo, although it does not stop any European, Canadian, or Latin American company from selling to Cuba.
They blame President Trump, last but not least.
Once again we see that Cuba’s health care system is a disaster.  Only Michael Moore and other leftists who benefit from private health care in the U.S. find something good to say about the Cuban health care system.
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