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11 states with more people on welfare than employed
WND ^ | 2/25/13 | Michaeld Savage

Posted on 02/25/2013 9:10:19 AM PST by OneVike

Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.

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KEYWORDS: obamaland; socialism; welfare
When you consider the Democrats super majority control in California, it makes sense. Why would they vote against making $30.00 an hour by sitting on the ass doing absolutely NOTHING!
1 posted on 02/25/2013 9:10:30 AM PST by OneVike
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To: OneVike

Why am I not surprised at SC? A while back I did some contract stuff for DSS statewide. 90% of Google maps were right on locating their offices. The 10% were off by miles.

I learned really fast that everyone in those counties knew where to go.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: OneVike

And I’ll bet that doesn’t include the parents getting crazy checks for their childrens’ ADD paid for out of the Social Security Trust Fund — not out of welfare funds.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 9:20:16 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: OneVike

The next logical step is to organize the welfare clients into political cadres, and to make the amount of their payments somewhat dependent on that type of community “service.”


4 posted on 02/25/2013 9:20:20 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: OneVike
And if everyone making around $30 an hour and below knew this and acted on it, it would destroy the country in short order.

More are figuring it out each day.

How much longer can the game last?

5 posted on 02/25/2013 9:20:22 AM PST by Jotmo (Whoever said, "The pen is mightier than the sword." has clearly never been stabbed to death.)
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To: OneVike

And until 2010, Maine was pretty much controlled by the Rats and Rhinos. After the 2012 elections the Rhinos are back in control of both house of the legislature.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 9:23:15 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Jotmo
And if everyone making around $30 an hour and below knew this and acted on it, it would destroy the country in short order.

Argentina here we come. Time to start stockpiling gold, and seeds, and other items. I have never been one to worry about the future, because I have faith in God, but he also wants us to be wise. So it is time to start thinking survival in a country where only those prepared for hard times will survive.
7 posted on 02/25/2013 9:27:02 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

this country is so doomed


8 posted on 02/25/2013 9:33:29 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: OneVike

Not surprising, when I’ve had many potential new hires (factory work, central Kentucky) that they can “make more” by staying at home instead of working. Largely a generational thing, more prevalent in the under-25 year old crowd than any other group, from my experience. A whole generation, lazy to the bone.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 9:36:48 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: OneVike

Bump


10 posted on 02/25/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: OneVike
Only state shown that comes as somewhat of a surprise is SC.

11 posted on 02/25/2013 9:41:54 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
A whole generation, lazy to the bone.
That give me and idea.

Someone needs to take the song by George Thorogood & The Destroyers named "Bad To The Bone", and make a parody with the words,

"Lazy To The Bone".
12 posted on 02/25/2013 9:43:45 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

I was at the check-out in Kroger the other day, behind a woman “paying” for her groceries with a welfare check (WIC) and an EBT card (welfare). She had on nice brand-name clothes, jewelry, a nice cell phone, expensive shoes, etc. I looked like a bag lady compared to her! guess I have to go work to pay for her groceries. P_ssed me off!


13 posted on 02/25/2013 9:44:15 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jotmo

There aren’t many people around here making anywhere near that.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 9:48:19 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The simple solution is to disenfranchise the welfare recipient. If you collect welfare in the prior 4 years then you loose your voting rights. Once disenfranchised the political will to waste this money will be gone.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 9:51:42 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: OneVike; Darksheare; doug from upland

While we’re at it, “Four dead in O-Hi-O” needs to be updated to “Four Dead in Ben-Gha-Zi”...


16 posted on 02/25/2013 9:51:57 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: OneVike

$30 an hour?!? Heck with a college education I’m making $9. There isn’t much more here, though.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 9:52:27 AM PST by madison10
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To: BluH2o

SC has a large population of Holder’s people.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 9:53:29 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: OneVike

First, quit accepting welfare: pull your kids out of public school. Then, cut your debts. Cut up the plastic. Cut the cable. Return the second car. Sign your mortgaged house back to the lender. Quit the second job.
Then quit the first one. If you still have a car loan, surrender that car too, and buy one for cash if you can’t live without one. Reexamine your insurance policies, pay as little as possible. Forget restaurants, vacations, movies, toys. Shut off lights and quit using a/c and dishwashers. Cut, cut, cut. Cut your own hair while you’re at it.
You will not only survive, you will be able to hold up your head and encourage others to do likewise. You will not be supporting the government you claim to loathe. You will not be working to spare moochers the effort of working. You will not be working to pay the salaries of looters and tyrants — and baby killers. You can last longer without your money than they can, without your money.
It wouldn’t be forever. It wouldn’t even be a year. It wouldn’t be bloody, you don’t have to shoot anyone, you won’t get arrested.
You love America? You love liberty? Call the IRS and ask them how much you can earn without having to file. Even if you already know. Then, start cutting and don’t stop until you get to that number.
It’s that simple.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 9:53:54 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: OneVike
It's the Makers vs. the Takers. The upcoming Civil War will be about the desire of the Makers to divorce themselves from the Takers. The Takers include most the Federal and State Governments and the Banksters and Corporations that feed at the public trough. The welfare leeches are just pawns. They are used by the Banksters and Statists to sap the financial and social strength of the Makers making it easier to loot and control them.

The Civil War will be nasty since the Banksters control the Corporate Media and the Statists control the police and military. Plus they have millions of freeloaders and useful idiots on their side who absolutely hate the Makers. But for the Makers its fight or continue to be a slave to the Takers.

20 posted on 02/25/2013 9:55:06 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

weird, I have been trying to fill positions in central Kentucky as well and it is always the 40+ year old workers that have the ‘that’s less than i could make sitting at home’ mind set. the 20-30’s are just happy to be employed.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 9:59:14 AM PST by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: HenryArmitage

Let’s trade candidate pools! :-)


22 posted on 02/25/2013 10:04:52 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: central_va
"The simple solution is to disenfranchise the welfare recipient. If you collect welfare in the prior 4 years then you loose your voting rights. Once disenfranchised the political will to waste this money will be gone." This solution would down spiral into a Plutocracy in no time. Both political parties would work hard to lay off people that are not of the same party. You wouldn't want to give the opportunity for people to hire and fire for anything other than the quality/quantity of the person's work.
23 posted on 02/25/2013 10:06:27 AM PST by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: OneVike

Oh, I just knew my $#!thole of a state, Illinois, would be on this list.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 10:15:48 AM PST by 3Quartets
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To: OneVike

Oh, I just knew my $#!thole of a state, Illinois, would be on this list.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 10:16:08 AM PST by 3Quartets
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To: gattaca
I looked like a bag lady compared to her! guess I have to go work to pay for her groceries. P_ssed me off!

Good thing you didn't see what kind of car she was driving.

26 posted on 02/25/2013 10:20:29 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
The upcoming Civil War will be about the desire of the Makers to divorce themselves from the Takers.
If we keep on allowing the lazy class to live off the sweat of our brow, society will be what E.G.wells described in, "The Time Machine".


27 posted on 02/25/2013 10:25:07 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Raise import tariffs and put Americans back to work, working for Americans.

It will cost consumers in higher prices, but the net result will be a much richer America where everyone has a job.


28 posted on 02/25/2013 10:34:35 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: null and void; HomeAtLast
This first one is from around 1970, “turn down your lights, cut down on your cooking”...

King Solomon Politician Rag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2JUlecBR20

Hoagy Carmichael & Dorothy Dandridge “Lazy Bones” 1941
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWNoKIrH7ms

29 posted on 02/25/2013 10:44:27 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: OneVike

I was getting some coffee this morning and thought about this...tax rates, Government spending, waste, fraud, sequestration, on the dole, not on the dole, retirees, public retirees, illegals who work for cash, illegals who are here not working...

What my BA in English mind came up with is the fact the Government has decided, in their infinite wisdom, that the hours, sweat, aging and fruits of the private sector’s labor is MORE IMPORTANT to be GIVEN to PUBLIC EMPLOYEES or GOVERNMENT-DEPENDENT FOLKS vs. the people who provide the capital for them to spend.

It is sort of the backward households that the teenage children take over, abusing mentally or physically their parents. The inmates are running the asylum and their eternal laziness and sense of entitlement HAVE BEEN GIVEN PRIORITY over the PRODUCERS.

See, if you work for a living, you are a sucker, especially if you are working at a low-paying job where the people who come into your business are doing ZILCH and getting your tax dollars to not push a broom, answer phones or ring up people at the register.

The entire system is upside down, the pride of self-determination, thrift, morality and self-denial are systematically being drowned out by the Kardashian-Oscar Party-give-it-to-me-now society that emerged, post Vietnam War era.

I am not Nostradamus, but I can tell you this...one day the credit card (or EBT card), Section 8, SNAP card, AFDC check, subsidized utilities, Medicaid, ObamaPhone and other assorted public and private charities will be finished, and the impact will be that those people will be told the people who took away their lifestyles are the “Evil Rich” who don’t want to share with them. This is 100% opposite the truth as those evil rich have been paying for the party all along, but an agitator like Obama or Jackson could invoke large property destruction and primal or Government-assisted attempts at redistribution of wealth...

There will not be a happy ending to the madness, this is exactly what Cloward & Piven wanted, to overload the system, then take the IRA-401K’s-SEP’s and have Government chop of the remaining wealth as they see fit.

This is not pretend, it’s what the Soros-Frank Marshall Davis-Bill Gates-Sunstein-Holder-Obama-Axelrod-Jarrett want, a new nation based on Communist principles for them to rule over us.

I cannot know the last chapter, but it will be very, very ugly and bloodshed will be unavoidable.


30 posted on 02/25/2013 10:47:17 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Moonman62

“Good thing you didn’t see what kind of car she was driving.”

I did - it had an Obama sticker.


31 posted on 02/25/2013 10:47:31 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: gattaca

That’s waaaay more than we live on. Good thing I know how to scrimp and remake my old clothes. Just finished sewing Christmas presents since I can’t afford to waste money. And am currently turning a pair of old pants into shorts and making a garden tote bag from unwearable ratty jeans, and have ideas on turning a stack of fabric samples into a quilt - all without spending a dime. But hey, so happy that woman can afford name-brand clothes and a fancy cell phone on my tax dollars. BTW, my cell phone is an old plain jane that does nothing but phone calls and is on a limited minutes of $5/mo.


32 posted on 02/25/2013 10:53:15 AM PST by bgill
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To: central_va

It also should apply to those working for government. For example, you can’t vote in elections at the level of government that taxes to pay for your compensation. So state employees sit out state elections, municipals sit out city elections, and feds can sit out the national elections. That way the people getting the bite can decide how much they are willing to be bled and government employees can vote with their feet if they feel their talents are not being adequately rewarded in a given position. It brings market forces back to government with the people deciding what services are worth. Yeah, nice dream. I know.


33 posted on 02/25/2013 10:54:05 AM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
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To: wac3rd
I cannot know the last chapter, but it will be very, very ugly and bloodshed will be unavoidable.


I do, Christ will return, because the anti-christ has gained power through the political vacuum created via world wide civil anarchy.
34 posted on 02/25/2013 10:55:54 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: bgill
,blockquote>Good thing I know how to scrimp and remake my old clothes. Just finished sewing Christmas presents since I can’t afford to waste money. My wife has been putting patches on my shirts, pants, and this past weekend she put a patch on the color of my jean jacket.

We have been in survival mode for almost 15 years, but we have no debt, our home is paid for, and my truck is 24 years old.

Heck, even our Australian Shepherd/Rottweiler mix is pushing 17 1/2 years because she knows we can't afford another dog if she dies....LOL


35 posted on 02/25/2013 11:07:52 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: bgill
Good thing I know how to scrimp and remake my old clothes. Just finished sewing Christmas presents since I can’t afford to waste money.
My wife has been putting patches on my shirts, pants, and this past weekend she put a patch on the color of my jean jacket.

We have been in survival mode for almost 15 years, but we have no debt, our home is paid for, and my truck is 24 years old.

Heck, even our Australian Shepherd/Rottweiler mix is pushing 17 1/2 years because she knows we can't afford another dog if she dies....LOL


36 posted on 02/25/2013 11:08:45 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: bgill
OOPs, that should be,

My wife has been putting patches on my shirts, pants, and this past weekend she put a patch on the color collar of my jean jacket.


37 posted on 02/25/2013 11:12:59 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

“The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells was not science fiction but a thinly veiled blueprint. Wells, a hardcore Fabian Socialist and Globalist, also wrote “The Open Conspiracy” and “The New World Order”. He was also pals with that affable chum, Joesph Stalin.


38 posted on 02/25/2013 11:21:39 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
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To: Trod Upon; central_va
"It also should apply to those working for government."

And the majority of fatter commies/fascists not doing any useful work while sitting in offices only to regulate against their neighbors along with their busybody friends (sucking on pensions robbed from true private sector folks) in their jurisdictions. And while we're at it, the useless services that are mostly dependent on government employees, contractors for pork, all. And all of the useless traitors of mercantilism against our own USA.

Oh, that's already going to happen. Have fun. Enjoy the slide. And remember that the two recent mass murderers came from the high and mighty political/regulator class. ;-D


39 posted on 02/25/2013 11:30:27 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: OneVike

Well, just got another unexpected expense we can’t afford. The wind is blowing like crazy here and just took off part of the roof. Gusts are supposed to get higher later on so guess it’ll rip off more. If I were living in gov housing, it wouldn’t a worry. Quick, where do I sign up?


40 posted on 02/25/2013 11:35:59 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill
The wind is blowing like crazy here and just took off part of the roof-----another unexpected expense we can’t afford.
Damn, GW is cruel isn't he. If he didn't attack those innocent Muslims in the Middle east, your roof would still be in pristine condition.

Damn those conservatives all to hell. < / s>
41 posted on 02/25/2013 11:54:12 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

47 percenters in 11 of the 57 states...


42 posted on 02/25/2013 12:54:40 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: OneVike

Why would any one want to break their backs for $25.00 an hour? We have to make work more attractive than going on welfare - but I don’t expect that to change. Politicians want voters who’ll re-elect them.

Look for the welfare to keep on expanding.


43 posted on 02/25/2013 12:58:30 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: OneVike

Why would any one want to break their backs for $25.00 an hour? We have to make work more attractive than going on welfare - but I don’t expect that to change. Politicians want voters who’ll re-elect them.

Look for the welfare state to keep on expanding.


44 posted on 02/25/2013 12:59:05 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: OneVike
man, if I could get 137.00 a day in Hawaii, i'd move tomorrow. LOL

The temps are mild, you can walk or take a bus most places, having a car is silly on Ohahu. EAt loads of rice and beans and remember that nobody who works for a living has heat or ac in their homes so the real cost of living is not that much. /laughing at the silly systmes that now run our american lives

45 posted on 02/25/2013 1:02:36 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: goldstategop

Every day I am more and more thankful that I am close to retirement age. The next forty years are going to see a lot of unrest with the working class getting more and more screwed by the lazy/political class.

Time for me to cash out my IRA and buy a lot of gold, because the dollar is becoming more and more worthless by the day.


46 posted on 02/25/2013 1:21:34 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

47 posted on 02/25/2013 1:40:39 PM PST by Petrosius
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To: central_va
The simple solution is to disenfranchise the welfare recipient.

I couldn't agree more.

My post was a sarcastic devil's advocate post. If I were Obama, I'd try to disguise community organizing as workfare to harness the leeches for political gain. How about bus old folks to the polls for minimum wage credit added to your welfare account? Or, participate in political actions sponsored by "community groups?" I'm surprised they haven't tried something like this yet.

48 posted on 02/25/2013 2:18:52 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Be careful, sometimes I think they read this forum, and listen to Rush just to get ideas on different ways to stay forever in power.


49 posted on 02/25/2013 2:37:01 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

It was an evil thought, wasn’t it?


50 posted on 02/25/2013 4:36:52 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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