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May 30, 2012

Caveman Blogger Fights for Free Speech and Internet Freedom

By Mark Sisson
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You may have heard that Steve Cooksey of Diabetes-Warrior.net received a letter back in January from the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutritionists explaining to him that he and his website were being investigated. What was Steve doing wrong, you ask? Well, Steve was sharing his story with his readers and suggesting that they might benefit from following a similar path. And he was doing it without a license! You can read all about it here.

Apparently, Steve sharing advice about diet – whether he offered it for free or charged for it – was a crime and they could take a him to court over it. After he made some changes to his website Steve was told he was in “substantial compliance” with North Carolina law and they closed the investigation. You can read more about that here.

While the North Carolina Board appears to be finished, Steve isn’t. Steve is launching a major battle for Internet freedom and free speech that could impact the millions of people that share advice online everyday, in places like blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. He’s joined the Institute for Justice in filing a lawsuit that challenges the government’s authority to censor ordinary advice and, as a memo I received from the Institute of Justice states, “seeks to answer one of the most important unresolved questions in First Amendment law: When does the government’s power to license occupations trump free speech?”

I helped Steve get started on his journey a few years ago and was proud of not only his progress, but the track he took in helping people, so it was astounding to hear that he could get shut down for offering his opinion about which foods to buy at the grocery store. Check out the Institute of Justice’s YouTube video (above), case launch page, and case backgrounder page. Needless to say, this is an important case, and one I will be following closely.

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Tony Frezza
4 years 4 months ago

I read a lot of mean stuff about Steve and how he’s just capitalizing on the investigation for the publicity. I don’t know Steve personally but I 100% back his fight for free speech and we should all join him in support. All he set out to do was promote good health and help others make positive heath changes. Anyone trying to do this deserves the publicity!

zack
zack
4 years 3 months ago

I am familiar enough with Steve to let you know he is NOT trying to capitalize on this like some think.

Chris
Chris
4 years 3 months ago

I’ve talked to Steve a couple times after I learned about what he’s *actually* doing (which is just showing people how successful it’s been for him and offering common sense advice) and the whole NC bureaucracy thing is absurd. I’d rather have a recovering diabetic inform me than some doctor on a board that gets government hand outs making a gazillion dollars a year off of sick people. There are other states that have been trying to abolish the nutrition panel like NC’s who is suing Steve – I just hope they’re gone soon too!

Emily
Emily
4 years 4 months ago

I believe that the biggest issue they had was that he WAS charging money for dietary advice; there was an option for one on one dietary counseling at some point. That said, I think he should be permitted to say whatever he wants on his site (with the legal disclaimers, etc). The majority of it literally is his account of what is working for him and what isn’t; and it has helped me immensely control my blood sugars.

Along those lines, however, how are unqualified celebrities publishing diet books and making money off of them and not being investigated?

Tiffany
4 years 3 months ago

Actually he was not charging money for “dietary advice” all of his dietary guidelines are laid out plainly, always have been, free for the taking. He was charging for coaching, his time, his phone calls, his emails, his support. The dietary guidelines have always been there.

mm
mm
4 years 3 months ago

not that it matters anyways – they think even giving free advice without a license is illegal

Alice
Alice
4 years 4 months ago

I watched the video but did not examine all the links. It seems like two issues are being confused here, the issue of giving one’s opinion on the internet and the issue of charging people money for coaching or counseling while not licensed to do so, which does not have to do with “free speech.” I can understand why the state would take issue with the latter.

Tony Frezza
4 years 4 months ago

Here’s a recent interview with Steve that can quickly help you understand his situation a little better. He states the issues that the state had with him and it had a lot to do with his free advice.
http://www.paleomagonline.com/2012/05/04/interview-with-steve-cooksey/

Bob
Bob
4 years 4 months ago
I’m confused – why do you think that ‘counselors’ need a license (permission from the state) to counsel people? Essentially, doesn’t every parent fall into the category of counselor – every baseball coach, every person you get advice from? Even Mark here is a counselor. Is the problem money changing hands? I bought Marks book – and I don’t care if he has a government license or not. Is that money laundering (since I bought a book to help pay for ‘free’ online counseling?) I believe that primal living is part of living life ‘free’ – free from slavery to… Read more »
Ellen
Ellen
4 years 4 months ago

Bravo Bob!
There are too many mandates being pushed down our throats right now that should be red flags that while we are watching the right hand, we don’t see what the left hand is doing.
If we’re not careful, it will get real ugly very quickly.

The Jaded NYer
4 years 4 months ago
However “flawed” the procedure, the fact remains the website owner was in violation of it. Personally, I don’t follow health advice from any jo-schmo without carefully investigating their “science” but how many people actually do that? I’m not at all upset with a government that seeks to regulate who can offer counseling on life and death situations with regards to serious health issues. I follow a primal eating and life-style, but that doesn’t make me an expert in the subject, able to counsel others on an individual basis, just because this happens to work for me. I don’t think the… Read more »
wiglaf
wiglaf
4 years 4 months ago

Do you think the government and conventional licensed and approved health experts have kept us safe from serious health issues and death?

Personally, I’d rather the government didn’t try to keep me safe. The more I see how unsafe government is, the more I realized I need to turn on my brain and make educated decisions for myself and not assume that the 8-10-10 or the food pyramid is the correct diet.

Alice
Alice
4 years 4 months ago

So disseminate your beliefs, Bob, Ellen, and Wiglaf. Get the information out there. There are numerous ways of doing so within the confines of the law. If, however, you do so in violation of the law, then there will be consequences, whether you agree with the law or not. It’s not any more complicated than that.

wiglaf
wiglaf
4 years 4 months ago

Yes, Alice, until it actually IS more complicated than that. A bullying government doesn’t necessarily play by the law. Hence, why laws get declared unconstitutional, for example. Perhaps the consequences of obeying the laws of government have worse long term ramifications for society then if we were to disobey and fight it every step of the way. The idea of government approved and licensed dieticians and their association monopoly is overreach. Can I say that is plain and simple?

Bob
Bob
4 years 4 months ago
Hi Alice, I think you are confusing legality with morality. There is not a moral problem with what this blogger did – he didn’t coerce anyone or swindle anyone. His clients didn’t have a problem with him or his product – they got what they paid for. What he did do is step on the states toes and their monopoly on licensure – and for that he has been disciplined. The heart of the question is weather or not government can curtail our speech with licensure requirements. I believe it should not have that power. It doesn’t serve the populous… Read more »
Steve
Steve
4 years 4 months ago
This literally isn’t only about blogging, its about talking to your spouse, relatives, and neighbors, if you give ‘advice’ to these people based upon your experience you are breaking the law. In the course of everyday conversation it is not unusual to say what you would do, and if its regarding diet, you’re a criminal. How absurd is that? Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the… Read more »
Jon
Jon
4 years 4 months ago
Anyone should be able to give any advice they want, and anyone should be able to listen to advice from anyone they want to. They should also be able to pay people for giving them advice if they choose to, whether those people are licenced or not. The state licences people for certain things, and it may be legitimate for them in some cases to prevent people from doing certain things without a licence. However, telling unlicenced people they do not have the right to give advice for a fee is ridiculous (and it is even worse to say the… Read more »
mm
mm
4 years 3 months ago

Ah yes, the good ol’ “I’m smart enough to know better, but everyone else is an idiot so the state should intervene” argument…

MonicaP
MonicaP
4 years 4 months ago

Thanks for posting .. I am now following the RSS feed. I kinda like this guy 😀

Xiaoding
Xiaoding
4 years 4 months ago

Well, Alice, when the Jews were getting on the rtains to go to the camps, what were they doing? They were obeying the law, of course. That’s what that will get you, sometimes. So, go rght ahead and follow the nice man into the train, dear.

Kia
Kia
4 years 4 months ago

Wow your comparing this to the Holocaust? Really? That is pretty sick.

Tom D
Tom D
4 years 3 months ago

Wow – I never thought I’d see Godwin’s Law play out on MDA. If winning an argument is so important to you that you are invoking Nazi references on a health-focused lifestyle forum, I think you need to reconsider how you interact with people.

Tim
Tim
4 years 3 months ago

Agreed. Let’s not turn this into a ‘if you’re not for my particular interpretation of X, then you’re with the/on the side of the/thinking like the/apologizing for the.. Nazis!’ Sensationalizing things is so ingrained these days people don’t even realize they’re doing it. People also don’t realize that the ‘slippery slope’ isn’t an argument, it’s a fallacy.

-Tim

Grant
Grant
4 years 3 months ago
Name-dropping Godwin’s Law, ironically, is the commission of the exact error you’re accusing those who violate it of committing. The “law” states that anytime someone resorts to using analogies to Nazism, his argument is to be summarily dismissed as invalid. In other words, by taking the bogus idea that NOTHING in post-modern American culture can be compared to Nazism, and giving it the psuedo-scientific respectability of a “law”, you’re attempting to psychologically intimidate your opponent – in lieu of actually refuting his argument – in order to appear to be correct. It may be (read: often is) in bad taste… Read more »
mm
mm
4 years 3 months ago

Why always Hitler? Other dictators need love too!

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gb8898
gb8898
4 years 4 months ago

Some people want to discover for themselves how to live their lives. Sadly, other people want someone else to tell them how to live their lives.

Those who support government overreach in situations such as this one — crying about licenses and so forth — fall into the latter category, no matter how much they may protest otherwise. More importantly, these people are always part of the “herd” upon which abusive, corrupt governments are built and maintained.

I don’t need a state license in order to tell my kids they should eat their vegetables.

Kia
Kia
4 years 4 months ago

You will if your going to charge people to give them dietary and medical advice.

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 years 4 months ago

I wonder if the North Carolina Board of Dieticians has gone after Costco for giving nutritional advice with the free samples?

Steve
Steve
4 years 4 months ago
Actually the issue isn’t limited to his having charged for advice. The simple answering of questions is against NC law. The providing a meal plan is against NC law. You can view the boards review of his site and the notes in the following PDV he provides on his site: http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Website_Review_Cooksey_Jan._2012.pdf The bigger issue here folks isn’t whether he can still blog about his experience, they are infringing our right to consult one another. If simply discussing what you would do with another isn’t allowed how long until books sold in NC on nutrition will need to be approved? If… Read more »
Jeffrey of Troy
4 years 4 months ago
The lie is like air to the Evil; without the lie, the Evil dies. The truth is like air to the Good; without the truth, the Good dies. No more secrets, no more lies. For those who say, “you’ve got to be practical”, this is a practical matter. When you protect freedom as the highest Good, you protect not only the freedom to tell the truth, but also the freedom to lie. In actual practice, the freedom to lie inevitably becomes the requirement to lie (the truth upsets the schemes of the liars, who use their ill-gotten gains to manipulate… Read more »
Steve
Steve
4 years 4 months ago

That post is full of fail.

So in your new Constitution who gets to be arbiter of truth? There is a reason ALL speech is protected, its the ONLY way to protect freedom of speech. There is nothing wrong with our current Constitution, it hasn’t failed us, we have failed it!

Jon
Jon
4 years 4 months ago

Absolutely correct.

Adam
Adam
4 years 3 months ago

But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

-Lysander Spooner

Mia
Mia
4 years 4 months ago
I feel him. I think I’m going to get in trouble all the time with oncologists and dietitians who tell patients to eat crackers from vending machines as a form of portion control. I just makes me so mad they are telling poor uneducated people to eat a little white flour and preservatives. I tell them to eat real food, they tell them to limit their meat and eggs. Its infuriating. These people trust their doctors and they shouldn’t. The want to lose weight and can’t, they want to be healthy and can’t. They want freedom and they have 2… Read more »
Xiaoding
Xiaoding
4 years 4 months ago

Heh. I disagree, about them wanting to lose weight, etc. I never met a fat person who know ANYTHING about vitamins, or good food! They are mostly a bunch of willfully ignorant saps, who deserve what they get.

I meet these people every day, when you start to tell them the cure for whatever stupid, preventable problem they have, their eyes glaze over, and they just don’t want to hear it. I’ve stopped feeling sorry for these pigs.

Marion
4 years 3 months ago

maybe they just didn’t want to listen to YOU. Your attitude towards “those pigs” will surely come through as condescending and offensive. I don’t particularly want to listen to you either until you learn some compassion and humility.

Chica
Chica
4 years 3 months ago

You have perhaps seen the Success Stories here, Xiaoding? Funny how many of them started out obese (like Steve Cooksey, incidentally) and ended up lean, fat-burning machines. And yet they somehow managed to do that with the same brain they had when they were overweight.

The whole point of Cooksey’s lawsuit is that the dietary information being force-fed to the public is making them ill, whereas the information he is being forced to withhold could make them healthy.

Xiaoding
Xiaoding
4 years 3 months ago

The information, is literally, in the air around us. No one is prevented from getting it. Are you kidding, someone can’t get information?

Tom D
Tom D
4 years 3 months ago

Incredibly, the second post in this thread I want to reply to is from the same author. I can’t believe anyone who is truly interested in what Mark has to say about living well is going to overtly attack people for being fat or casually reference the Holocaust to beat down other posters for their opinions.

Xaoding is a troll – no one who really cares about other people acts this way.

Xiaoding
Xiaoding
4 years 3 months ago

You disagrre with me, so I must be a troll. But, the first person to use the troll word, loses.

mm
mm
4 years 3 months ago

That’s especially bad for oncologists, as the carbs in the cracker disproportionately feed cancers and allow them to multiply (warburg effect)

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gerry
4 years 4 months ago

unfortunately the law is on the books, and until it is amended, he is in direct violation. The document he links to clearly states that without a license you cannot give dietary advice. I am not defending the law, just stating that he is in violation.

What he should do is become a licensed dietitian and then pass on his philosophy. I gave up trying to help people with the primal movement because deep down inside most don’t want help anyway because then they would have no one to blame but themselves. Oh well…

zack
zack
4 years 3 months ago

He complied with the law. Now he is suing over an unconstitutional law (as in trying to get it amended). He’s doing everything right.

Jeff
Jeff
4 years 4 months ago

Oh, but they DID ask for outrageous changes in what amounts to censorship! His only real problem is living in a state that has the audacity to pursue him. Why aren’t they going after Mark for his unlicensed advice? N C wasn’t only targeting his paid counseling, but any and all advice on his blog.

Steve
Steve
4 years 4 months ago

Pursue him for speaking freely? The audacity is in their willingness to pass a law that limits speech.

David
David
4 years 4 months ago

Keep in mind, NC is the hypocritical state that voted for a serial adulterer in the states conservative GOP primary and then turned around and voted to AMEND the states constitution to ban marriage for any class of people not designated “husband and wife” thereby legally discriminating against and restricting the freedoms of many minority groups. Looks like the state of NC has much to learn about FREEDOM.

Xiaoding
Xiaoding
4 years 4 months ago

Uh, what?

Lots of dancing there. They defined marriage, as between a man an a woman. Got it? Why are you so afraid to SAY that?

David
David
4 years 3 months ago
nick
4 years 4 months ago
I can’t stand this Government, Doctors tell you they have no idea why you are sick and when you figure it out yourself and try to help others they get pissed off, DO YOUR F!@#%$ JOB DOC ! this man has my vote, fight this communism ! such BULLS@#$ !!!! sorry, bit passionate about our “Freedom”, being a prior Army Combat Medic I have seen many an injustice in the government here. I think I will move to europe, lol. “When the People fear the Government you have Tyranny….When the Government fears the People you have true Freedom” ! Rise… Read more »
Tom Scott
Tom Scott
4 years 3 months ago
There are two organizations that I greatly admire. They are both Libertarian. One is FIRE, a watchdog organization that monitors free speech primarily on college campus’. The other is the aforementioned Institute for Justice. If you really wish to understand this topic you really need to examine their site. This page lists some of their cases they have taken to court. http://www.ij.org/cases/economicliberty An example: Jestina Clayton, a college graduate, wife, mother of two and refugee from Sierra Leone’s civil war has been braiding hair for most of her life. Now she wants to use her considerable skills to help provide… Read more »
Chica
Chica
4 years 3 months ago
Is there any freedom more basic than health? As a corollary, should not the freedom to seek health information from the source of our choosing be considered a right? And as a further corollary, shouldn’t the providers of such information be protected so long as they do not misrepresent themselves, their training or their licensure (or absence thereof)? I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Mark and Gary Taubes and many others who have given me the information that restored me to thriving health and vigor. And I paid for much of that advice when I bought their books.… Read more »
Mayya
Mayya
4 years 3 months ago

You guys – Marion – please don’t feed the trolls.

BJML
BJML
4 years 3 months ago
I am a registered nurse and have been working in the same hospital for 26 years. As a newbie to PB, I’m still in the “OMG, how can you eat that stuff” stage when I see people eating the same stuff I USED to think was healthy. Just last night I watched a diabetic patient order off our hospital approved diabetic diet and eat Mac and cheese, a cup of some whitish pudding- like something, mashed potatoes and gravy, a small piece of chicken and a cup of strawberry flavored goo. I had to bite my tongue, because when I’m… Read more »
zack
zack
4 years 3 months ago

seconded on accreditation

Kendal
Kendal
4 years 3 months ago
Dr. Google is a double edge sword. People can get information themselves which can help them understand their health problems, learn about preventive medicine and maybe adjust their lifestyles to a healthier level. But they can access a lot of harmful information. Often people misdiagnose themselves, thinking they have throat cancer when they have bronchitis. And you have no idea how many sites that are pro-ana, pro-fad diets, pro-fat pills, pro-other miracle cures or advertise harmful products like alcohol. Regulation still has to catch up with the new age of the internet. I guess the problem with the internet is… Read more »
Tim
Tim
4 years 3 months ago
Yes, compound that problem of overflowing information with the inability of a lot of people to distinguish between garden variety sophistry/snake oil and an actual functional product/service that will help them. People end up trying product after product, diet after diet, until they completely lose hope. It’s much easier to pretend to help people than to actually do so. Of course, we’re supposed to have government agencies for this sort of thing, but they appear to be a mix of the following conditions: asleep at the switch, working with the perpetrators, and/or purposely understaffed to the point of absurdity. There’s… Read more »
Jena
Jena
4 years 3 months ago

Of course they want to shut him down. They want us fat, sad, and unhealthy. That way their biggest industry, unneccesary meds, remains profitable. They will protect this with everything they have. Watch watch the Burzyski cancer documentary if you haven’t seen it yet. Very eye opening.

zack
zack
4 years 3 months ago

Steve is a good man. He’s one of the biggest reasons I was able to get back on to the Paleo/Primal wagon after getting on and off for 5 years. His encouragement has helped keep me focused. I have been following this from the beginning and am thrilled he is not only fighting for his situation, but the situation of millions of other people.

Hugh Mannity
Hugh Mannity
4 years 3 months ago
Between Mark and Steve, I turned my Type 2 diabetes around. In a little under 3 months I was able to stop taking medication for it. Right now, after 5 months, my blood glucose is mostly in the normal range, except for my AM fasting which is usually a bit higher and in the pre-diabetic range. In the first month of going Primal and following Steve’s diabetic-specific advice, my HbA1c dropped from 7.7 to 6.9, and 3 months after that it was down to 6.0. My doctor couldn’t believe that I’ve done that without medication. The only people who’re losing… Read more »
Greg
4 years 3 months ago

I sent a link to the Drudge Report two days ago highlighting the Steven Cooksey case.

Today they posted a headline

http://www.drudgereport.com/

Greg
4 years 3 months ago

The headline in the 3rd column reads:

“REPORT: State Agency Censored Online Diet Advice Column… ” and links to the local CBS affiliate’s coverage of the story

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/05/30/blogger-state-agency-censored-online-health-food-advice-column/

Greg
4 years 3 months ago

Oh well, in the time it took to moderate my comments the headline has been replaced on the Drudge Report.

gibson girl
gibson girl
4 years 3 months ago

….And the medical profession makes fun of us for taking our health into our own hands when we become frustrated with their CW advice and seek our own answers. Maybe they are afraid of their overseers, but can’t I go my own way if theirs doesn’t get the results I want?

This is just senseless.

James
James
4 years 3 months ago

Fantastic post. I also agree with Indian media personality Suhel Seth’s opinion on Censorship in India: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MilbuHFP0qI

Carnivorous Chocaholic
Carnivorous Chocaholic
4 years 3 months ago

Not being diabetic, I hadn’t heard of the site. Having checked it out now, I shall be a frequent visitor for the recipes alone.
Thanks Mark!

Grant
Grant
4 years 3 months ago
The state says that because lay people don’t understand the complex science underlying medical advice, they are unable to protect themselves against fraud (ie: knowingly giving advice that produces results different from the claims being made about outcome). This is their justification for licensure laws. The flaw in this is two-fold. First, people ALREADY KNOW that they may be given not just bad, but known to be bad, advice, and they willingly accept that risk. Second, simply because a given purveyor of advice is licensed by the state, it doesn’t make his advice good (ie: scientifically correct). Politicians and regulators… Read more »
JP Lara
JP Lara
4 years 3 months ago

He’s providing a service that obviously is helping people. People PAY for junk food that kills them slowly, why shouldn’t he be able to give dietary advice that works? As long as he has a disclaimer it’s all good.

“It’s just advice, man. You can do whatever the F*** you wanna do!” – Hodgetwins

Betty
Betty
4 years 3 months ago
This is an excellent website, and I intend to explore it to the fullest and gain much information about primal diets, and I am grateful this resource exists. I would like to make some comments about the controversy I am just becoming aware of regarding “free speech”, “blogging”, “giving nutritional advice”, and “paid counseling” for nutritional advice. Without being familiar with all aspects of recent events or cases, I would like to submit a few thoughts as a recent graduate of a Registered Nurse program: Food is medicine. There’s no getting around that fact. It is not a stretch to… Read more »
Lance
Lance
4 years 3 months ago
Whether the government promotes a healthy diet and supports the licensing process that also enforces an unhealthy diet or not does not matter. The law is the law. You want to inform people of a natural, healthy, diet then you may do as you please within the confines of the law. Post all the advice you want but if you’re not licensed, you shouldn’t be able to charge for it. This law is not impeding on people’s right to free speech at all. It’s enforcing the system put in place that gives people an obvious credibility to be giving advice… Read more »
Tiffany
4 years 3 months ago

For the record, Steve was not charging for advice, not that this is the issue, but I’d like to set this straight. He was charging for his TIME to spend answering emails, phone calls, etc. This was a support package, or coaching. ALL of his dietary advice and exercise advice has always been laid out on his site FREE for the taking. A man has every right to charge for his time. If you didn’t want to pay him, you could still have found every single bit of advice on his site.

Jenn
Jenn
4 years 3 months ago

Wow that scary! Since when do you have to have a license to show someone what you did to lose weight/counter diabetes? That’s just ridiculous!

Gary
Gary
4 years 3 months ago

Hello Mark,

This post relates directly to me.
I am in the process of writing an e-book on how I healed from an auto-immune disorders that the medical community labels as “in-curable”.

In this e-book I outline clearly how the Paleo-lifestyle and the support of “marksdailyapple” played an integral role in my recovery.
Should I be worried??

Jane
Jane
4 years 3 months ago

This made me very nervous. I lost a lot of weight and feel very healthy after my one year change of eating habits.

I started telling family, friends, coworkers, and I have an online type hangout where we talk, swap recipes and generally discuss what to do/eat next…

Now I have international people,and friends of friends, and people I’ve never met on there…

Im not acredited… although I don’t live in a country where people sue each other for a hot cup of coffee etc etc.

Still a bit nerve wracking!

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Kristina
Kristina
4 years 1 month ago

If giving out free dietary advice is illegal, then we should all have our grandmothers investigated for telling us that bread and pasta were fattening.

Are they only investigating people giving out free advice that doesn’t jive with current nutritional curriculum?

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