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Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host...
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 05, 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY

Posted on 03/04/2012 8:53:18 PM PST by Steelfish

Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host Despite Apology

Conservative radio host slammed Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke Seven advertisers responded by dropping their ads on his show

By MEGHAN KENEALLY 5th March 2012

Newt Gingrich was the latest Republican presidential candidate to distance himself from the controversial radio commentator Rush Limbaugh following his tirade against a law student that he deemed a 'slut'. Appearing on a Sunday morning news program, Mr Gingrich said that it was 'silly' to suggest that Mr Limbaugh speaks on behalf of the entire Republican party, and that he glad that Mr Limbaugh issued an apology to Sandra Fluke, the woman at the heart of the debate.

Following her appearance at a hearing in support of President Obama's quest to have all employers pay for birth control through health insurance policies, Mr Limbaugh called the 30-year-old Ms Fluke a 'prostitute' and suggested that she could make enough money to pay for her birth control by posting videos of herself having sex online.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and a fierce opponent of Mr Obama's policy, criticised Mr Limbaugh's pugnacious comments and said: 'Whatever we do, and however strongly we feel, we do it charitably, we do it civilly.'

Rant: Rush Limbaugh, 61, left called Sandra Fluke, right, a student at Catholic college Georgetown University, a 'slut' for saying religious institutions should cover birth control under health insurance Mr Gingrich's fellow candidates already responded, with each varying in their severity. Rick Santorum said that the comments were 'absurd' and Ron Paul said that they were 'crude'. Mitt Romney tried to tactfully avoid the issue at several campaign events before finally saying Mr Limbaugh's remarks were 'not the language I would have used'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: davidgregory; flake; georgetown; limbaugh; limbaughfirestorm; meetthepress; newt; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushsponsors; sandraflake; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
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1 posted on 03/04/2012 8:53:21 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Rush will weather this storm but how he will do it I dont know


2 posted on 03/04/2012 8:56:40 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Steelfish

Georgetown “sluts” are offended at being compared to Fluke.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 8:56:56 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Steelfish

Georgetown “sluts” are offended at being compared to Fluke.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 8:57:06 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Steelfish

All the comments were decidedly in favor of Rush..


5 posted on 03/04/2012 8:58:58 PM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Steelfish

These “Republican allies” are wussies and they make me sick. They are the problem, can’t even stand up and defend one of their own..sickening..Rush will be just fine, he is a smart man, he knew what would happen, he is playing the left like a fiddle and showing everyone what hypocrites they really are


6 posted on 03/04/2012 8:59:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

We’re all missing the point.

She’s not a slut, she’s an idiot.

Anyone who expects anyone else to pay for their contraception is an idiot.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 8:59:42 PM PST by NYCslicker
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To: Steelfish

We’re all missing the point.

She’s not a slut, she’s an idiot.

Anyone who expects anyone else to pay for their contraception is an idiot.


8 posted on 03/04/2012 9:00:04 PM PST by NYCslicker
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To: Steelfish

Talk about spin. Newt said it was “silly” for the media to focus on Rush with $4 gas, $15 trillion debt etc.

The media is corrupt.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 9:00:27 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Steelfish

I will tune in to Rush radio at 9:05 am PST tomorrow morning.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 9:02:08 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: Steelfish

Dear Meghan,

Those advertisers will suffer a bigger wrath than Rush ever will. Once I am finished with a company of cowards there is no going back. Plenty of places to spend my money these days.


11 posted on 03/04/2012 9:02:28 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Steelfish

Rush is going to have 10 million more listeners on Monday than he had all last week. It is going to be FUN.


12 posted on 03/04/2012 9:03:31 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: nhwingut

That is why I like Newt. He goes for the jugular of the liberal media.


13 posted on 03/04/2012 9:03:38 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: nhwingut

The Media is Wagging 0bama’s tail.... I mean Covering his ass.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 9:03:45 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Steelfish
Nobody pitched a fit when Ed Shultz, MSNBC liberal talk show host said this recently:

…“And what do the Republicans thinking about?” Schultz said. “They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut….

"Carbonite" didn't cancel their ads with Schultz, why not? Can you say liberal hypocrites?

shultzs website, ed shultz's website
15 posted on 03/04/2012 9:03:45 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Steelfish

Don’t worry, UK Mail. A lot of us consumers are deserting those advertisers who dropped advertising on the Limbaugh show/station.

I’m not buying flowers from ProFlowers and I could have ordered three bouquets in the next couple months.

Decided to do my own will instead of using Legal Pro.

Didn’t buy two Select Comfort pillows Saturday as I had planned. I’ll go elsewhere.

Thought about refinancing my mortgage and was going to give Quicken Loans a call. The call I’ll give them can’t be printed here.

These so-called non-political businesses are revealing them to be nothing by partisan political leftist fools and I don’t tolerate fools lightly, nor do I give them my money. The rest of my very large extended family is also boycotting them, and the word is going out to every veterans’ organization that our groups have contact with, to ask them to join in kicking the leftists’ asses and giving their business to people who support free speech.

You Brits have no understanding of how the silent majority is awakening and kicking ass of the Left, the communists, and the Obama authoritarian regime. A sleeping giant has been awoken, AGAIN, and you might remember what happened the last time that happened, because you are still free and speaking English because of that awakening.

Britain is lost to the West, so you need to shut up and die your Islamic/Marxist caused death.

We, in America, are still alive and kicking, and it has only just begun.

Andrew Breitbart: We are with you. Rush - we are with you.

Romney, Santorum, etc. should shut up and try to figure out how your pathetic campaigns are going to take on the juggernaut of the Left and Obama. If I were a betting man, I wouldn’t bet on either of you.

Santorum: I’m ashamed of your newly found cowardice. Time to look elsewhere for a candidate with balls.


16 posted on 03/04/2012 9:05:39 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Steelfish

.Meghan wants her birth control pills for free too.

17 posted on 03/04/2012 9:05:48 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Steelfish

Republicans desert everyone who does anything for them.

It’s their modus operandi.

Look what they did in response to the tea party who returned their worthless asses to power.

Look what they’ve done to their base every single chance they get.

They did the same to newt back in the 90’s.

I am so utterly disgustingly sick of these people I better stop typing RFN.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 9:06:58 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: woofie
Rush will weather this storm but how he will do it I dont know

In a multi million dollar mansion with probably about half a billion in the bank. The worst thing it could do is knock him off the air and he retires, not that he will starve to death.

It is easy to back away from Rush, and he stupidly walked into this and should have known better. But he is being "frozen" Alinsky style. It is not a good tactic for us to help the Alinskyites, so we need to change the subject, even though they will fight hard to keep it on Rush.

19 posted on 03/04/2012 9:07:03 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Nachum
Rush is going to have 10 million more listeners on Monday than he had all last week. It is going to be FUN.

I predict a larger audience as well.

In a way, I'm hoping El Rushbo will do his normal show, and talk about the Georgetown law student in the last hour (thus treating all liberal listeners to a couple hours of media excellence that they don't normally hear) while they wait for Rush's mea culpa.

.

20 posted on 03/04/2012 9:07:26 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Steelfish

Well since no one is going to stop the left (or even say anything to defend Rush) why not?

And everyone wonders why this nation is going down the *******....


21 posted on 03/04/2012 9:08:53 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Steelfish

Neo-fascism/neo-totalitarianism at it’s finest, using a staged socialist event as a pretext. Mini-Reichstag moment. Watch for many more to come.

2 can play this game. DEFUND Obamerica.

Now to November. (It’s easy)

DEFUND socialism. It dies, and so do their parasites demanding free anything...including contraception.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 9:09:17 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Steelfish

They’ve, as in the PSM (Propaganda Streamed Media) and 0-people, have managed to make this election about sex and contraception of all things. I do not give a hoot/want to discuss,free contraception, free abortion, or whatever else the sex-obsessed Marxists want to make the issue of the year.

I want to be able to pay my bills, maybe actually get ahead by more than a week, and have some new job options. I’m concerned about the rising gas prices and the effect they will have on the aforementioned. How in the world is contraception discussion going to help MY finances?


23 posted on 03/04/2012 9:09:47 PM PST by madison10
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To: Steelfish

I thought he was rather tame with the way he characterized her, as for me I am sitting here wondering why Women are even allowed to vote, considering their self admitted inability of self control, so much so that they need extra chances (abortion)in case they make a bunch of bad decisions and they want me to pay for it. ( welfare,housing,food stamps,WIC.....) If women truly are incapable of managing their own lives, and cannot control their own bodies or actions, and they are saying just that, Why Should Women be allowed to Vote??


24 posted on 03/04/2012 9:09:53 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Meghan Keneally
@mkeneally
Empire State of Mind
Reporter at The Daily Mail, perpetual traveler, political fiend, and lover of good food.

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/mkeneally

what is Newt doing in georgia and not Arizona or Michigan right now? and since when do they allow Callista to speak!?
28 Feb


25 posted on 03/04/2012 9:10:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl; a fool in paradise

What is it I hear about the bird control pills?


26 posted on 03/04/2012 9:11:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kcvl

Damn straight, I’ve bought a LOT from Proflowers over the years, NOT anymore...


27 posted on 03/04/2012 9:11:39 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Steelfish

If they are foolish enough to throw away an audience of 20 million listeners over a silly woman who is asking taxpayers to subsidize her sex life, they are too stupid to get my business. Keep a list, and start the boycott.


28 posted on 03/04/2012 9:12:02 PM PST by pallis
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To: FrankR

Probably partly due to the fact that if most people were asked about Ed Schultz, they’d say “Who?”


29 posted on 03/04/2012 9:12:45 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Steelfish

He’s going to have the biggest audience ever at Noon on Monday!


30 posted on 03/04/2012 9:13:36 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Steelfish
I forget the details, but remember when some member of Congress wrote Rush a nasty letter and Rush "auctioned" it off on his show and gave the money to some charity or cause that the writer did not support? It was a master stroke of Genius.

This time I think he should send Ms. Fluke a complimentary three-year supply of rib-tickling condoms in designer colors. And, he should issue news releases and/or a press conference to announce it.

Maybe Rush trolls FR and will pick up this suggestion.
31 posted on 03/04/2012 9:13:53 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Steelfish

Rush needs to stop apologizing and trust his audience. Rush has too many supporters that won’t allow him to be driven off the air.


32 posted on 03/04/2012 9:15:22 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Steelfish

Heck the Proflowers statement was that they were SUSPENDING ads with him. It seems pretty clear, he will be on air tomorrow, many maybe more than usual will be listening and he will be making lots of money.


33 posted on 03/04/2012 9:15:52 PM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder what the Daily Mail would call a similar female in London, just a playful maiden?


34 posted on 03/04/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Steelfish

watching @ezraklein host Rachel Maddow’s show #budgetday
13 Feb

LOVE the Neiman Marcus ad campaign with Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri bit.ly/wF4GWs talk about good genes
8 Feb

oh, Brian Williams, you are so wise- re: @Gawker: ‘weekends have been allowed to go awfully fallow’ gaw.kr/A7sCYZ
16 Jan

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/mkeneally


35 posted on 03/04/2012 9:16:19 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Steelfish

He shouldn’t have opologized. It didn’t matter anyway.


36 posted on 03/04/2012 9:19:09 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Revolting cat!

Meghan Keneally’s Overview

Current
Reporter at The Daily Mail
Past
Journalist at The New York Times
Intern, Writer for Politicker blog at The New York Observer
Intern at The Washington Post
Education
Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism
Georgetown University

Georgetown University
Bachelor’s of Arts, Government, Art History
2006 – 2010

Meghan Keneally

Meghan is a journalist pursuing her Master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is is passionate politics and freelances articles about both New York City politics and state-wide issues. A recent graduate of Georgetown University, she is originally from London, England, which sparked her interest in travel and international relations.


37 posted on 03/04/2012 9:21:13 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
I stand ready to donate monthly to keep him on air. Just like Free Republic the Rush Limbaugh show is one of many Alamos we better damn well defend.
38 posted on 03/04/2012 9:21:20 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Once again, Newt sucks.


39 posted on 03/04/2012 9:21:49 PM PST by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: All

Everytime I’ve thought of Rush and what he would say about a topic, he said something completely different and made me think.

This crisis is no different. The bottom line is money. He’s a money maker. Ed Schultz was not; that’s why his comment about Laura Ingrham got his show nailed.

I think this will play out within the month and we’ll be back on Romney taking the nomination as the establishment wants.

But this time I won’t write the advistors the I’m through with you note and go back to them in a year because the furor has died out. I guess I’ve reached the point when its time to join and truly fight back. The left’s tactics of selective outrage leave me cold. I’m sickened that someone like David Letterman in 2009 can make a joke involving statutory rape using a 14 year old Willow Palin as his victim yet not see his career ended. The same for Bill Mahr’s slurs on Sarah Palin.


40 posted on 03/04/2012 9:22:34 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Steelfish

BERKLEY CENTER for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
3307 M Street, Suite 200 | Washington, DC | 20007 | 202.687.5119
berkleycenter@georgetown.edu

Meghan Keneally graduated from Georgetown in 2010 with a double-major in Government and Art History and a minor in French. Originally from London, she participated in the Berkley Center’s Junior Year Abroad Network from both Paris and Strasbourg, France during the 2008-2009 academic year.

http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/students/meghan-keneally


41 posted on 03/04/2012 9:24:07 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Vince Ferrer

Then get off your buttocks and call:
1.) Proflowers 1 800 Pro Flowers
2.) Carbonite 877-665-4466
3.) Sleep Number 1-877-310-1526
4.) Sleep Train 1-415-751-2259 (would not exist w/o EIB)
5.) Legal Zoom 1-323-962-8600
6.) Quicken Loans 1-800-836-4332 (call freddie.. it’s subsidized)
7.) Cleveland Cavaliers 1-800- trade a thug
8.) Citrix..GoToMy PC and steal all of my info

A person has to make a living... right?

AB lives.


42 posted on 03/04/2012 9:25:02 PM PST by acapesket
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To: FrankR

You are remembering the censure letter that Harry Reid wrote to Rush’s boss. Rush auctioned it off on Ebay. Took in a million; the letter was won by a woman, can’t think of her name. There was some sort of ceremoney where Rush handed over the letter.


43 posted on 03/04/2012 9:26:47 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Kazan

“Rush needs to stop apologizing and trust his audience. Rush has too many supporters that won’t allow him to be driven off the air.”

When was Rush apologizing?


44 posted on 03/04/2012 9:27:34 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Steelfish

I agree with Cardinal Dolan:

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and a fierce opponent of Mr Obama’s policy, criticised Mr Limbaugh’s pugnacious comments and said: ‘Whatever we do, and however strongly we feel, we do it charitably, we do it civilly.’


45 posted on 03/04/2012 9:28:12 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: Steelfish

Oh, poo. They wish. Can’t wait to hear the show today.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 9:28:42 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: kcvl

So the little strumpet is 20,,maybe 21? LOL


47 posted on 03/04/2012 9:31:46 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: kcvl

Remember when Rush single-handedly MADE Snapple; then the original owners sold to (IIRC) Carnation. Some genius there decided advertising on Rush’s show was too controversial for their corporation, so stopped the ads. Snapple never recovered its market share.


48 posted on 03/04/2012 9:32:20 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: FrankR

That was Harry Reid’s letter to Clear Channel about the Phoney Soldier. They gave it to him, he auctioned it off for 2 or 3 million and then he matched that amount and gave it to his favorite charity... Law enforcement and Soldier or similar organization.


49 posted on 03/04/2012 9:34:23 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“he stupidly walked into this and should have known better.”
Bullcrap!

Call a slut a slut (female OR male). Call a congresscritter a whore. Call Obama a Marxist. Call a fraud a fraud. Call the liberals communists. Call Margarete Sanger a eugenicist.
Use English. Say it loud and on air.

I applaud Limbaugh and rail against those that use politically correct speech—it IS the weapon the left uses against Americans.

Speak frankly so that people will HEAR.


50 posted on 03/04/2012 9:35:53 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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