The Tale of Two State Governors

Last week, August 16, 2017 Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, signed HB 3391 giving all residents in Oregon the burden of paying for all abortions.

Today, August 25, 2017 South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster, signed executive order removing the burden from all tax payers of paying for abortions and defunded Planned Parenthood and all abortion providers of all public funds. (Official Executive Order)

I expect several things will begin to happen:

  • Gov. Kate Brown will be declared a hero and Gov. Henry McMaster will be villainized.
  • The state of Oregon’s new law will likely stand because it came through the House. South Carolina’s executive order will be overturned soon because it was an executive order.
  • The state of Oregon will win bids from ESPN, the NBA, the NFL, to host major sporting events guaranteed to bring millions of dollars to the state economy and South Carolina will begin to see the same entities and other businesses “black ball” the state.
  • Christians/Churches in both states will be called upon to endure with grace while given the pleasure of suffering for the sake of the Gospel.
  • Most of the nation will forget about both within a short amount of time and other unprecedented “progressive” actions will become “normal” and historic defenders of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness will continue to be labeled “narrow minded bigots”.

May God raise up a prepared people to speak into this day with gospel clarity. May the church repent of her laziness. May communities hear a faithful preaching people and repent.

When Hate Hates Hate

It didn’t take long to learn after returning from a remote weekend at Camp Perkins in central Idaho that hatred for others was the international headline from the Land of the Free, America. Many articulate articles, columns, interviews, and social media posts find me in agreement with many (Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, local radio, and a conversation with Renee).

I stand with Scripture that calls life a “very good” thing. God’s created order of all people everywhere is a right, holy, and beautiful reflection of the glory of God. It’s been said, and I agree, that the kind of behavior that was upon display in Virginia over the weekend is of a hellish kind. To treat another creation of God with such disrespect and hate is not godly and should be identified by all as such. And many, many people have spoken out against it.

Yet there seems to always be a massive disconnect when it comes to the issue of life in the womb. This kind of hatred is protected by laws, judges, congress, and governments of “civilized” people. Murder in the womb is defended by many of the people that many Christians are quoting on social media. This kind of disconnect is shocking. Think about it… some Hollywood not-a-hero says that what took place in Virginia on Saturday is appalling, and it was, but that same individual will be found on another day defending the right for a child in the womb to be hacked apart limb by limb.

Where is consistency today? Where is the exercise of discipline? Who is speaking today with disciplined consistency? This is what it looks like when hate hates hate?

When there is no pillar of truth in the community, people chase after all kinds of inconsistent voices.

Follower of Christ, discipline yourself with a consistent voice. Don’t confuse your friends by quoting from some Hollywood moral drifter and then within a few moments quote a Bible voice. If there is anything to say in a day like this it requires disciplined consistency. To be a pillar and buttress of truth, which your city needs, be part of the pillar and buttress not a confusing standard that is sure to crumble soon.

What if in your community you quoted your faithful pastor preaching sound timeless truths for all people everywhere rather than a flash of show lights from an industry that has as much hate, if not more, than what was shamefully displayed on the streets of Charlottesville.

There is a remedy to this; the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as defined by the Holy Bible alone.

Can You Call a City a “Welcoming City” While Planned Parenthood Murders Unborn Babies

As long as Planned Parenthood is allowed to do business as usual within the region, no document declaring Twin Falls a “Welcoming City” can be taken seriously. It is a flaw in logic to say we welcome all while at the same time being silent about abortion.

Planned Parenthood is not an official function of the city and neither is the refugee center. My appeal to the city in the “Welcoming City” resolution process is to not consider the actions of one without the other. The city has no jurisdiction over either unless there is direct violation, need for an event permit on public property, or any other matter that requires official city action.

I’m not interested in distracting the city council from their duty. As far as I’m concerned the city officials are best when they are doing their duty. A “Welcoming City” resolution is not their duty. If they pick this matter up as a duty, then I want fairness to all within the city, not just one or select segments of the population to be considered.

While the city works through the drafting of a resolution to declare the city of Twin Falls a “Welcoming City”, please consider writing the Mayor, City Council, and city staff reasonable letters to not present or accept any resolution until the ongoing abortion of babies in the wombs within our city limits is answered. Appeal to them as a reasonable person with compassion.

To declare the city a “Welcoming City” while babies are aborted all year long in silence is a contradiction in responsible logic. The city will likely adopt some kind of a “welcoming city” resolution; shouldn’t it have something to say about the most vulnerable in the city?

The timeline is unknown as to when the city council will act on such a resolution, but when it does, we must be prepared to give a reasonable rebuttal rather than an emotionally charged vent or confused response. Whatever is said in public or private must also be done with respect to authority and honor to our God.

Political Cesspool or Fresh Air?

“let us do evil that good may come?” (Romans 3:8)
 
What kind of logic is this? flawed logic! Learn more about Darrell Castle HERE.
 
This interview with Presidential candidate Darrell Castle is a fresh wind across the political cesspool.
  • Church family, please take the time to listen to this interview. Listen with conviction and concern for you, your family, our church and out nation. We may be in a day of distress of who to vote for but voting for the lesser of two evils is no way to respond to the serious day such as this.
  • Pastor friend, please listen to this. This is a candidate (Darrell Castle) I can vote for with good conscience even if the worst case scenario were to come true. We must not let the fear of the government sway our voice or even silence our voice of putting a godly option in front of the LORD’s people. it is really our duty, to be a pillar and buttress of truth and to do so in a day of distress where the nation is being rebuked by God. Obviously, It goes without saying, we don’t tell people who to vote for, but we have a duty to remind them why we vote and what to look for in voting. 
It is not too late. There is a better option for me. I plead with you to consider voting for Darrell Castle for president of the United States of America.
Listen to this interview HERE
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Is There No Conscience In The Nation Today?

Just getting caught up on the political news of the day…

Wow!

Donald Trump grew up all of the sudden and then, like a politician driven by popularity, backed off a logical conclusion amid political pressure. Showing he is more a politician than he wants to admit. His initial response to one of the best questions I’ve ever heard Chris Matthews (MSNBC) ask, ever, was a good start at realizing the office of president is serious. (Do not take my comments as support of Donald Trump or Chris Matthews.)

I won’t take the time to rehash the interview from earlier (because I don’t have regular TV or cable)  but it was refreshing to see and hear good journalism questions of serious weight and good to hear an answer with some substance… But just like that – it’s over.

There is reason to stop and consider what’s being asked and how does this get logically answered.

If abortion were to be illegal in America  – who does the law punish? The woman? The doctor? The one financing the abortion? What about the one who got the woman pregnant? It is required of the law to answer this or what’s the point?

Logic demands there has to be some kind of punishment for those who do illegal things or people will do illegal things.

If you don’t punish murderers then expect murder to increase.

Is there no conscience in the nation today?

To say a woman who seeks out an illegal abortion should not have a legal consequence for such actions is unconscionable. That doesn’t mean compassion is not considered for the plight of a difficult situation and the suffering of real pain.

Is abortion murder or not?

Let the nation talk about this for a while. Let conscience be heard again in the land.

Today is “Abortion Day” in Twin Falls

I have a source that is telling me that the Twin Falls Planned Parenthood clinic does not have a doctor to do abortions so they have to bring a doctor in to do this. Planned Parenthood designates these days as “abortion days”.

“Abortion Day” is a day of great contradiction in the city of Twin Falls.

It was mid day on a bitter cold New Year’s Eve that we learned of that bag on the side of the road south of town with a naked baby girl in it; dead. And the right response of any community that hears of this is shocked and outraged.

But today, 27 days later a doctor will arrive at the Twin Falls Planned Parenthood and partner with a mother and “health care” providers to murder babies in the womb. It’s just another day at the office.

This is routine in the city. It happens multiple times a month. Where are the headlines of the babies today that will be murdered by doctors, care givers and mothers partnered together to stop life? Where are the shocked and outraged citizens now?

These are days filled with deep sorrow where life is intentionally taken from an innocent child in the womb of his/her mother. The very place God has ordained as the place where design, forming and developing of life takes place is a place the enemy of God mounts to take battle.

And this battle against life is protected by law and happening in our town on a regular basis. (Other upcoming scheduled “Abortion Days” are Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 9.)

What can we do?

  • Keep writing legislators.
  • Vote for politicians who will put a stop to this and defund Planned Parenthood.
  • Elect a county sheriff who will not allow this.
  • Write letters (not rants) to the editor.
  • Share this information with others.
  • Pray with me.

Intentional Apathy

If the past 42 years is any indication, the church will soon forget the  horrors of what has been happening in the United States of America since 1973 again.

Over 50 million babies have been intentionally murdered in the name of convenience. Laws have been passed since 1973 to protect the practice of the inhumane, barbaric, godless behavior of a people with a seared conscience.

What kind of nation does that?

An immoral nation does that!

We have a moment in time to speak into this issue again. Defunding Planned Parenthood does not eliminate the practice of abortion in the nation, it is simply a starting point that must happen. The sanctity of life is a God honoring duty that cannot be reduced simply to a political issue.

We must engage on this matter with our government. Press them to defund, press them to investigate, press them to incarcerate law breakers, press them to abolish all abortion.

The first day of the hearing to defund Planned Parenthood of federal funds was September 9, 2015. The opening day hearing lasted over three hours. It is long and at times difficult to endure. But listen to me, Planned Parenthood must be defunded. The testimony is horrific at times, unthinkable even. The defense of abortion is insulting to all of humanity and unconscionable at all levels.

You may want to consider gathering your entire family together to watch the opening day testimony and questioning of the witnesses.

You need to be prepared to be shocked.

Don’t waste the day, rather redeem it for the glory of God. Activate your family and motivate your church to press the government to start with defunding Planned Parenthood so long as they offer abortions to women. Continue to press for outlawing abortion all together.

Begin asking God to raise up our sons and daughters to run for public office until this godless murdering of infants and unborn children is stopped.

Who asked the government to have a hand in parenthood anyway? Perhaps it was an intentionally apathetic church. To not want to know what is happening behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers is an intentional posture that eventually leads us down the road of not caring.

God, forgive us.

God, help us.


All 3 and 1/2  hours of opening day testimony and questions. If you watch anything the movie industry produces or network/cable television then your children are not too young to hear what is going on every day in our nation to babies. Don’t protect them from the horror of this while you subject them to the horror of the morality of the secular culture; prepare them, instruct them, equip them, expect them to want to God fearing activists. We must stop raising intentionally apathetic generations.

There Is A Beast In the City

We’ve known this all along…

The murdering of babies is happening in our hometown.

There is a prayer vigil scheduled to happen: at 200 2nd Avenue N (Planned Parenthood), Twin Falls, Idaho Saturday, August 22 at 10:00AM.

Church, Planned Parenthood is murdering babies in your city.

Legally? Yes.

The selling of human organs and tissue may not be happening at 200 2nd Avenue North in Twin Falls, but babies are being murdered. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices. The Twin Falls Health Center (aka: Planned Parenthood) does receive state and federal tax money for services they provide. It is true that all funds given are for allowed women’s health services. And yes, this does free up other funds for abortions (over 200 in 2011)

The argument is that our tax dollars are not spent on abortions. This is not true. Yes, the argument is made that Planned Parenthood does not get direct money from tax payers to perform these abortions.

The truth is, that is not true.

The Twin Falls Health Center received both Idaho tax funds and federal tax funds money for two abortions over the past three years.

Two is two too many!

Grant it the funds were under $200.00 per abortion, but that’s $200.00 too much!

Now (take a deep breath), what must be done?

Church, repent of your laziness on this matter. Planned Parenthood is a monster and must be shut down completely. You and I can not make ourselves feel good about how good we are compared to the monsters we read about in the bible who participated in pagan, child sacrifices. We know this is happening today in our land.

If our elected officials will not aggressively put together a legal means to defund, and shut down all together, Planned Parenthood then we must call out, from among us, men and women who will allow us to elect them into public office.

Many say, “It can’t be done.”

It must be done. It must be done today.

By the grace of God, there have been faithful and courageous people and churches in the valley who have historically been active to speak out. We must continue.

NOTE: Planned Parenthood is scheduled to be open on Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. It is important that you be respectful of the legal right that Planned Parenthood has to be open. It would be inappropriate to speak rudely, arrogantly, hateful to anyone. Our fight is not with flesh and blood. There is a devilish spirit behind the monster of Planned Parenthood whom we will humbly ask our God to deal with.

 

Defund Planned Parenthood

Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time working on writing letters to elected public servants from county sheriff to local school board, from state government to national government.

When a person writes an elected public servant he feels like his concern it the most important matter and wants immediate attention given the the issue. It’s important to remind yourself that there are a lot of issues and serious matters that are being addressed and then when there are big issues that many people are writing in about that it takes time and the individual must be careful to listen to all his/her constituents and then give a logical and reasonable reply.

So far I’ve received a grand total of 5 replies. Three were automated and two personal. I’ll be patient.

In the mean time… have you written or called? Here is a starter list of who to contact and some samples of my letters HERE.

If you are writing letters, consider these helpful tips…

  • Keep Letters as short, yet informative, as possible. (three to four short paragraphs)
  • Be kind
  • Be respectful
  • Write your letter, get a second opinion, drink a tall glass of ice water (if your heart rate is still high, drink another glass of ice water), then re-read before sending
  • When you get a reply – be sure to repeat all of your previous steps and be sure to reply back and follow up on unanswered questions or new questions from the correspondence you receive.

Now, go be a responsible citizen.

Did You Know?

I’ve been doing some research on Planned Parenthood and thought I would share some bullet point facts and site the sources in hopes that you too will be motivated to take action. The fact is, we have grown rather comfortable that Planned Parenthood exist in our communities.

Planned Parenthood should not only cease to receive federal tax money of any kind for any “service” it does, it should be shut down completely and charges filed against every employee.

History:

  • Birth Control Federation of America founder, Margaret Sanger, opened first clinic in Brownsville (Brooklyn), NY, in a in 1916. (citation) Reading any primary documents by Margaret Sanger will convince you of her hatred of God, church, family, and blacks.
  •  Birth Control Federation of America changed its name to Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942 (citation)
  • There are currently 59 affiliates operating over 700 clinics across the United States. (citation).
  • There is one clinic in Twin Falls, Idaho (operated under Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, citation) that murdered 203 unborn children in 2011.

Let me get straight to the point. At a minimum I’m asking you to join me in the nation wide efforts to defund Planned Parenthood of federal, state and local tax funds. I’m also asking you who live in the Magic Valley of southern Idaho to help me in a movement to shut down the Twin Falls (Planned Parenthood) Health Center located in down town Twin Falls, at 200 Second Ave N.

It was reported that there were 203 abortions at the Twin Falls Health Center in 2011 (cdapress.com and spokesman.com)

Recently Governor Butch Otter has informed the state of Idaho that he will not launch an investigation at any Planned Parenthood clinics in spite of the recent discovery of Planned Parenthood’s unethical practice of selling tissue from murdered babies. (citation) This is unreasonable and irresponsible.

I’m asking you to help me do four things right now:

  1. Pray. Repenting of this shameful behavior of our nation. Ask God to raise up courageous men and women willing to finally speak up for the unborn.
  2. Join me in a letter writing campaign, both electronic and physical letters to Governor Otter. Requesting him to reconsider his decision to not investigate Idaho Planned Parenthood clinics.
  3.  Join me in a letter writing campaign, both electronic and physical letters to Twin Falls County Sheriff, Tom Carter. Requesting him to investigate and arrest employees of the Twin Falls Health Center (Planned Parenthood) for murder and/or assistance in the murder of unborn babies.
  4. Share this blog post on all your social media accounts, email to your friends, and share with your church/Sunday School class/small group.

Contact information:


Letter to Governor Butch Otter:
Online contact: http://gov.idaho.gov/ourgov/contact.html
e-mail address: Governor@gov.idaho.gov
Physical Address

Office of the Governor
State Capitol
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720

Dear Governor Otter,

I urge you to reconsider your decision not to investigate Planned Parenthood in the state of Idaho. According to its 2013-2014 national annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. In the city where I live, Twin Falls, over 200 abortions were performed in 2011. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices.

There are other organizations that offer women’s health without involving themselves in the destruction of life in the womb. Women in Twin Falls will not go without good considerate care in absence of Planned Parenthood.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn.

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to defund and close down the murderous activity of abortion in our state. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity in our land and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Sincerely,

Paul Thompson


Letter to Sheriff Tom Carter:
mailing address: P.O. Box 146, Twin Falls, Idaho, 83303
e-mail address: twinfallscoso@co.twin-falls.id.us

Dear Sheriff Carter,

I have a matters of concern I would like you to hear and give response to;

First, I assume you are aware of Governor Otter’s decision to not call for an investigation of local Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the state. I would like to ask and plead with you to do an investigation on behalf of the citizens of Twin Falls County.

According to its 2013-2014 national annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. In the city where I live, Twin Falls, over 200 abortions were performed in 2011. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices.

Second, would you be willing to do an investigation of the content on Planned Parenthood’s website (http://www.plannedparenthood.org)? There is questionable content not suitable for minors. The content intended for teens (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens) is inappropriate.

There are other organizations that offer women’s health without involving themselves in the destruction of life in the womb. Women in Twin Falls will not go without good considerate care in absence of Planned Parenthood.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn.

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to defund and close down the murderous activity of abortion in our state. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity in our land and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Will you stand courageously in this day? It appears no one else is willing to take on the giant, Planned Parenthood. Please give consideration to what you are able to do for the life of all citizens in Twin Falls County.

Sincerely,

 


Letter to Twin Falls School District
Superintendent Dr. Willey Dobbs
e-mail: dobbswi@tfsd.edu

Dear Superintendent Dr. Dobbs,

I have a matter of concern I would like you to hear and give response to;

I’m aware that various organizations have influence on the students at our public funded schools in the Twin Falls School District. I respect the enormous responsibility upon you and all the staff of the TFSD.

Would you be willing to do an investigation of the content on Planned Parenthood’s website (http://www.plannedparenthood.org)? There is questionable content not suitable for minors. The content intended for teens (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens) is inappropriate.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn and treat sexuality with such silliness as the Planned Parenthood link for teens.

Does Planned Parenthood have access to the students in our school district?

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to protect the youth in our community and keep them safe from the foolish behavior of Planned Parenthood. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Sincerely,

 


State of Idaho Representatives

Idaho State Representatives: HERE
Local District: HERE

Idaho State Senators: HERE

All members of the State Affairs Committee: one e-mail for the entire committee HERE  (hstaf@house.idaho.gov)
Chair Thomas F. Loertscher, Vice Chair Gayle L. Batt, Ken Andrus, Lynn M. Luker, Brent J. Crane, Joe Palmer, Kathleen Sims, Vito Barbieri, James Holtzclaw, Shannon McMillan, Linden B. Bateman, Don Cheatham, Pete Nielsen, Elaine Smith, Paulette Jordan, John McCrostie,  Melissa Wintrow

Dear State Affairs Committee,

According to its 2013-2014 national annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. In the city where I live, Twin Falls, over 200 abortions were performed in 2011. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices.

There are other organizations that offer women’s health without involving themselves in the destruction of life in the womb. Women in Twin Falls will not go without good considerate care in absence of Planned Parenthood.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn.

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to defund and close down the murderous activity of abortion in our state. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity in our land and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Sincerely,

This will take quite some time. I sent a letter (basically the same, but personalized) to every member of the Idaho legislature. There may be a quicker, more convenient way to do this but this is all I knew.


Letter to U.S. Representative Mike Simpson:
Online Contact Form: http://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep?ZIP=83301&Submit=FIND+YOUR+REP+BY+ZIP

Dear Representative Simpson,

According to its 2013-2014 national annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. In the city where I live, Twin Falls, over 200 abortions were performed in 2011. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices.

There are other organizations that offer women’s health without involving themselves in the destruction of life in the womb. Women in Twin Falls will not go without good considerate care in absence of Planned Parenthood.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn.

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to defund and close down the murderous activity of abortion in our state. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity in our land and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Sincerely,


Letter to U.S. Senators: Idaho

Senator Mike Crapo
Physical address: 239 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
online contact: http://www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Dear Senator Crapo,

According to its 2013-2014 national annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. In the city where I live, Twin Falls, over 200 abortions were performed in 2011. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices.

There are other organizations that offer women’s health without involving themselves in the destruction of life in the womb. Women in Twin Falls will not go without good considerate care in absence of Planned Parenthood.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn.

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to defund and close down the murderous activity of abortion in our state. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity in our land and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Sincerely,

Senator Jim Risch
Physical address: 483 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Online contact: http://www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Dear Senator Risch,

According to its 2013-2014 national annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. In the city where I live, Twin Falls, over 200 abortions were performed in 2011. It is unreasonable to think that an organization willing to make a business out of murdering unborn children is not also capable of other unethical practices.

There are other organizations that offer women’s health without involving themselves in the destruction of life in the womb. Women in Twin Falls will not go without good considerate care in absence of Planned Parenthood.

I refuse to sit idle on this matter as long as our federal, state, and local governments financially participate in the genocide of the unborn.

I am not interested in idle chit-chat on this matter; I want to know what you intend to do to defund and close down the murderous activity of abortion in our state. If you are unable to give this kind of direction for me, I will begin looking for a man or woman courageous enough to stop this shameful activity in our land and convince my fellow countrymen to elect them into office at the next available moment.

Sincerely,

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