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March 22, 2019

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henry

Ban all the politicians!

matt - deplore me if you must

You are more likely to be assaulted by a whale in New Zealand that be shot.

KevlarKid

Thoid

KevlarKid

Buckeye--- i added to your comment re "sharing views" on the dead thread. in case you thot i was ignoring you. :>)

henry

Politicians kill more people across the globe than guns kill. Look at Venezuela.

Buckeye

I saw it Kev:)

Captain Hate

Good Cincy/Iowa match. Despite my ambivalence to Div 1, the Wofford/Seton Hall game was fun.

KevlarKid

i've never understood how western nations are so frightened at the prospect of violence against Muslims and their imams while the Religion of Peace is wreaking havoc worldwide in over 35,000 incidents since 9/11.

after a violent incident in either direction, jihad lite kicks in with western nations cowering in "solidarity" with a people who will never except western governance or religious practices; or, modify western laws to accomodate the sharia requirement that all muslims engage at least in jihad lite (pen vs. sword).

really, i do understand: western governments and the political class do not *comprehend* what Islam is and how jihad is the principal conversion/subjugation tool codified by the sharia.

bye bye new zealand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_New_Zealand

Buckeye

If the people in NZ want to give up their ability to defend themselves against the next shooter, and hang their hat on Jacinda protecting them, go for it.

jimmyk

“He did note that many empires had a similar time duration but did not insist it was necessarily significant (or even valid)”

Ok I haven’t read Glubb, so maybe I’m off target, but I don’t think the US is an empire. It’s a single extraordinarily successful country, with very little hegemony beyond its borders, and no real interest in expansion. So some of the ills that befell historical empires don’t really threaten the US. That’s not to say we can’t weaken or destroy ourselves from within.

KevlarKid

our local team, St. Mary's Gaels (Moraga CA) lost to Villain Ova by 4 in the first round. they should be back next year.

best buddy's nephew is Dan Sheets, a redshirt junior forward. started playing at 5 in a catholic rec league. time's a flyin buy.

Beasts of England

Ban muzzies, not muzzles. 😎

JM Hanes

With apologies to TomM for veering immediately OT but I was willowed between preview & post on the last thread. Again! I'm reposting here, edited slightly for relevance.


TomR:

Rather than getting all excited over the possibility that a blurry photo of a tall guy's back might be Comey exiting from a White House meeting with Sessions, Rosenstein, Barr & Huber (while the President was elsewhere), instead of, say, Session's secret service protection, I'd have thought you'd have leapt all over Neo's 6:44 link to the "little noticed" Letter from deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. from last June. I know I found it somewhat encouraging.

Assuming RR is to be believed, it's also an Occam's razor explanation of the President's apparent confidence that requires virtually no 4-D chess at all.

The letter was in response to Grassley's demands for more information on the special counsel investigation, offers a brief history of special counsel investigations and actually quotes former and future Attorney General William Barr who appointed three special counsels during his time as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush.

In the letter, Rosenstein makes it clear he believes the Department of Justice will not – and cannot without violating long-standing Department of Justice policy – include disparaging or incriminating information about anybody who has not been charged with a crime.

I personally have next to no confidence in DoJ higher-ups' commitment to DoJ policy (Rosenstein among them), but if RR sticks to those guns, we're going to be getting a very short report. Hopefully, that means nixing narratives like Patrick Fitzgerald's summary cloud over the White House — although I notice that Reuters already has that meme locked and loaded. If this story had come over the AP transom, sbw would be making hay right now: How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe:
Operating in secrecy in a nondescript glass-and-concrete office, the team of prosecutors and investigators since May 2017 has unearthed secrets that have led to bombshell charges against several of President Donald Trump's aides, including his former national security adviser, campaign chairman and personal lawyer, who have pleaded guilty or been convicted by a jury.
.…

One common restriction in SCIFs is to keep out smartphones and other electronic devices, which can be turned into covert listening devices or spy cameras. Visitors also have been required to turn these over before entering.

The restrictions, while not surprising given the team was investigating whether a hostile foreign power tried to help Trump win the 2016 election and whether his campaign conspired in the effort, have not been previously reported.

Gunning for the President is going to be a lot harder when the MSM can't rely on Mueller's secret probe for ammunition!

Buckeye

Very good JMH:)

KevlarKid

i'll back that play, Beasts.

Buckeye--- poor Lucinda looks as if she hasn't tasted a fresh vegetable in 10 years. that bent and dented voice, emanating out of the fixed grimace from under her muzzie style bandana, suggests poor bowel health with the correlative tortured emotional life.

take a break and let someone else drive, dearie. (h/t Blacklist's Mr.Kaplan) you're out of your league and have gone down the dhimmi hole.

Jane

There is nothing I trust about Rosenstien. I think he is a slime. I hope I'm wrong.

MissMarple2

Given what I have seen from the U, Canada, Australia, and now New Zealan, I have become very disillusioned with the parliamentary system of government and am very grateful for our Constitution and a presidency, rather than a prime minister.

JM Hanes

TM: Brilliant juxtaposition!

"OTOH, when they are already averaging around ten gun homicides a year (IIRC) its unlikely that statistically meaningful results will emerge."

Ha!

MissMarple2

Repost and edited. My keyboard is sticking.

Given what I have seen from the UK, Canada, Australia, and now New Zealand, I have become very disillusioned with the parliamentary system of government and am very grateful for our Constitution and a President, rather than a prime minister.

henry

Miss M, I also enjoy our lack of establishment dimwits (aka a royal family). The media attempts to fill in the gaps with Kardashians or Moochelles at least fade after a bit.

JM Hanes

Jane:

I'm just hoping that Barr can manage to restrain a lot of folks baser instincts. I thought it was interesting that he has actually appointed three special counsels himself, although I have't gotten around to looking up what they were investigating. Not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing yet, but at least he knows those ropes.

matt - deplore me if you must

So does Reddington get whacked by the Feds tonight? What about the assassin of the German intel chief? How does the fact that the president is a part of the Cartel play out? Did the cartel disappear or were they just waiting to gain the White House?

So many questions!!!

MissMarple2

This is a very interesting thread.

https://twitter.com/AuntVerity/status/1109139781601185792

We haven't followed the Epstein trial or the NXVIM sex cult scandal much, but there is a likely chance that the Clintons were involved in both.

Both of these trials may be a back door way of getting Bill and Hillary without involving President Trump at all.

Pinandpuller

This seems like the perfect time for a Mongol invasion.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6839743/Michael-Bloomberg-bashes-Beto-apologies.html

More democrat disarray.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hickenlooper-offers-something-different-in-crowded-democratic-field-a-detailed-history-of-his-sexual-conquests

MissMarple2

I just came across this article, which is TOTALLY weird and I have no idea how much is based in fact.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2207736-exposing-elite-pedophile-rings-set-the-children-free

I am going to go get some stuff done.

Back later.

Old Lurker

Jimmy "So some of the ills that befell historical empires don’t really threaten the US. That’s not to say we can’t weaken or destroy ourselves from within."

Don't get distracted by "Empire", Jimmy.

The changes that befall - OK, a Country - as it moves from high energy, high risk pioneers up though various stages of becoming richer and more powerful society, "changes" in many demographic, intellectual, moral, and qualities such that staying on top becomes untenable. And often it is the next door neighbor, new to that pioneer spirit and energy, and having nothing to lose that tips him off the pinnacle.

Scottish writer Tytler made much the same observations in the 1700's, and he credited thinkers back to Socrates for spotting the same cycles.

Read Glubb, forget "Empire" and forget that the US is not even on his list of top 10 or whatever or that other "empires" were not listed, and don't get sucked into "250 years and not a minute longer"...and just reflect on the qualities common at various life stages of great powers and tell me how we fit, and then which stage smells like us today.

Think of it as the national equivalent of "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations" of families.

Captain Hate

i've never understood how western nations are so frightened at the prospect of violence against Muslims and their imams while the Religion of Peace is wreaking havoc worldwide in over 35,000 incidents since 9/11.

Temporary allies of the left (they think) against western civilization. The fall of the Iron Curtain was just a temporary setback.

Pinandpuller

Ok I haven’t read Glubb, so maybe I’m off target, but I don’t think the US is an empire. It’s a single extraordinarily successful country, with very little hegemony beyond its borders, and no real interest in expansion.
Posted by: jimmyk | March 22, 2019 at 02:00 PM

I've been listening to a YouTube show called Powers and Principalities. The guys on there have a thesis that America has a cultural empire.

Why are PDJT and former Fox News Channel contributor Gay Rick Grinell trying to boss the world around about their Sodomy laws?

I mean it's like that ridiculous scene in Saving Private Ryan. Betty Grable, Steamboat Willie etc.

We're all just cattle to the Globalists anyway. Cattle with half the guns on Earth.

JM Hanes

Old Lurker:

You're beginning to sound a bit like the Black Knight, as folks tick off ways we don't fit the Glubb model.

Old Lurker

:-) JMH. I like Black Knight and will add it to the list.

In fairness, nobody here has ticked off ways we don't fit the Glubb model as to what we are as a people today vs what were were as a people in 1776 or even 1941. Nor has anybody suggested counter arguments to the Glubb model by listing examples of great powers from history that evolved in the Glubb direction that survived is their greatness. (Somebody did point out that the series of Chinese dynasties had longer lives and differed from Glubb in other ways.)

In summary, human nature is such that we would all rather see something bad and say "that would never happen to us", or "this time it will be different".

jimmyk

OL, I don't discount the things you list as threats, or that there is life cycle. I'm just saying that many cases of empires or would-be empires falling have to do with expansion beyond what they could control or defend. That we aren't in that business increases our life expectancy, but doesn't make us immortal.

MissMarple2

Did anyone here read "The Fourth Turning?"

I think that model is more applicable.

Jack is Back!

Well, Frederick made it, passed all the written stuff, and got his Florida Learner's Driving Permit. Up until he is 17, he has to have an adult with him at all times, and until 16 is restricted to daylight hours basically. But he drove over to the club for gold with Momma, and the only dicey part is the 4 way stop at the entrance. Very heavy traffic coming over the Dunes bridge. But he handled it with ease. Now I have to tell Geico:)

Old Lurker

Nice tune you are whistling there, Jimmy! Oh look, what a pretty graveyard we are strolling past...

:-)

Beasts of England

That's a milestone, JiB - good for Frederick!!

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/DawsonSField/status/1109142367179849728

Very short thread with the first release of Andrew McCab'e text messages.

The importance of these messages is explained in this tweet which ends the thread:


DawsonSField
‏ @DawsonSField

That is a different Cohen, but a more important one. That is the Deputy Director of the CIA, John Brennan's right hand man. Being asked to tell Sally Yates that CIA needs the warrant on Carter Page after staff at CIA said the opposite.


Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Did cow guy fall into a vat of shoe polish???

FBN cow guy

Captain Hate

Congrats to Frederick; he did better than the Bearcats. Actually the Bearcats did ok, Iowa was just better today.

MissMarple2

https://www.justtherealnews.com/2019/03/22/warwick-man-sentenced-to-260-years-in-federal-prison-for-producing-and-possessing-child-pornography/

Does anyone besides me think there is a lot more pedophilia than we realized?

MissMarple2


Reuters Top News
‏Verified account @Reuters
5m5 minutes ago

UCLA soccer coach charged in admissions fraud scandal resigns https://reut.rs/2JMdoIr

Old Lurker

MM, problem is Fourth Turning was all about the US, and was based on several hundred years of experience with a pretty homogeneous Western-Judeo-Christian population, many shared histories and therefore motivations, and many shared religious foundations and core beliefs. All of that was thrown into the pot along with an ingenious and respected "Partnership Agreement" in the form of our Constitution.

With all those ingredients in the pot, the turnings all were variations on a theme.

I think the pot has been turned over and now has much different ingredients with which to guide the next turning, and no effective "Partnership Agreement" left as a recipe.

Jimmy can teach you to whistle if you like.

:-)

Yes, yes. OL is just being OL.

Captain Hate

There are a lot of sick pervs out there and Whoreyweird has facilitated every damn bit of it.

Jack is Back!

jimmyk,

We may not have as many "colonies" as the British Empire, but the sun sets on their's but not on our reach. No country in the history of the world has our current reach. Having territory today is not as important as being able to defend your Homeland, thousands of miles away from it.

We are still in Germany, South Korea, Japan, the Middle East, large parts of East and Central Africa, NATO, the Pacific (Marshall Islands, Guam, etc.) even in the Caribbean, the South Atlantic (Diego Garcia). And that is just our military. Our private enterprise is in over 160 countries. I think Coca-Cola may be in more:)

In re: this talk about scrapping the Truman, I have a lot of friends who are ex-Navy Pilots, and there is only one kind: they have to know how to take off and land on a carrier. They can't understand the war planning strategy that relegates a carrier (talk about a strategic colony) to the backwaters of warfighting. Neither can I, and I did my dissertation/project on developing long-distance, long-time interval strategic weapons delivery. Of course, that is back in 1968 but it is true to this day. You need a combo of strategic strike force (SAC, now something else), tactical cover (ground cover fighters and strikers), a mobile army both infantry, artillery and armored, plus a Navy to control the seas.

The ordinance is secondary. No one on planet Earth has our array of an ordinance. It is the command structure we need to replace, not the weapons, they develop themselves via technology and science.

Anyone know how the Cincy game came out?

Jack is Back!

They lost, I know. Sigh. Mick needs a replacement, stat.

Can we bring by Ed Jucker from the grave?

GUS

Gus Jr VOTED!!! Regitered and voted. I was SHOCKED to find, he voted for the exact same candidates as me and his Mother.

PDinDetroit

TM - what about this ONE?

(Right-click to see entire picture.)

Old Lurker

Gus Jr voted and Frederick is driving.

Wow.

Jack is Back!

Okay, ready for your Science of the Day:
.
Great White Shark Momma with 14 pups inside. Photos at the link.

https://www.livescience.com/65058-big-mamma-shark-caught-sold.html?utm_source=notification

Jack is Back!

OL,

Wait until Frederick gets his concealed carry?

Pinandpuller

What profiteth a country to gain the world and loseth its southern border?

MissMarple2


Brit Hume
‏Verified account @brithume

President Trump’s attacks on the late John McCain mark the first time in memory where a President has picked a fight with a dead man and lost. McCain was no saint, but he was a brave and patriotic man. Hitting him when he can’t hit back is repellent.
====================================

If you want to see the replies to Brit, they are here:

https://twitter.com/brithume/status/1109097365833764865

90% side with the President. Brit may be in for a shock. LOL!

Old Lurker

Brit we out the door with Fox in my book, MM.

Robin

This is an interesting thread about the black electorate - particularly the URBAN black electorate.

https://twitter.com/Peoples_Pundit/status/1109116244513488896

Posted by: MissMarple2 | March 22, 2019 at 12:05 PM

That thread was interesting. I hadn't really thought about urban vs. suburban and rural black voters, but it absolutely correct to think of them as separate voting groups.

The only way to win over black urban voters is school choice. That the GOP has not done so is almost criminally negligent, and proves how academic the party is, stuck on theory and principle and not on actually fixing a very real problem that people desperately want fixed.

Jack is Back!

School Choice for urban blacks? Why did Ron DeSantis win the governor's race for Florida against a progressive black candidate? Robin, you can guess, and answer the question. He proved it works.

The Step-Up program in Florida has more black kids in great private or parochial schools than any state in the union. I think RG when he pipes in, will agree with the success of this program. I saw first hand for 5 years as President of our Catholic school board.

MissMarple2

Robin,

School choice, plus some other things I thought about:

Cleaning up low-income areas, with opportunities for kids to make money as well as adults.

Help in getting businesses started that benefit those communities, like small groceries.(Minority owned, not outsiders.)

Re-structuring welfare so that husbands are not encouraged to leave and marriage is encouraged.

Pinandpuller

And he causeth all, small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead

And that no man may buy, sell or receive free two day shipping save he had the mark, or the name of Bezos, or the coupon code of his name.

clarice

Congrats CH.
My son took his first permit to drive in Fla as he could get it earlier there. The place was plastered with signs, telling ted takers not to be scared, they weren't trying to flunk you. Very sweet place (sarasota).

Jack is Back!

Brit can be too much inside the beltway, like today with his McCain comment. He knows McCain was an asshole but just because he was an abused POW, there is another higher aura of respect. Bullshit. He wouldn't have been shot down if his Pappy didn't use his influence to get his intellectually challenged son into the academy where he demonstrated that fact.

Now you have to ask yourself this question: Why would you take the penultimate ranked graduate of such as prestigious university (back then it was) and put him into fighter plane school? Instead of like a job in human resources, or as a beach master? Why?

Narciso

Heh there's this crazy woman on Facebook who thinks the building that Jared dold off has some mysterious end of Days connection, even though I pointed out it was the home of DC comics and previously Mike

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

Locale, today??

The Infamous Ignatz

--0Per Jacob Sullum of Reason, New Zealand has actually focused on function over form and essentially banned semiautomatic guns which can accept a detachable magazine above five bullets.--

Ignoring for the moment that bullets are only the projectile how pray tell will they ban guns that accept five round magazines but not more?
They either have to ban guns which have detachable magazines or ban magazines of more than five rounds, but any gun that will accept a five round detachable magazine will accept higher capacity magazines.

Narciso

Yes kev I was surprised they didnt make more of the fact that smugglers down 5here are in collusion with terrorists.

Narciso

Yes how goes the path that Bingham trode?

Narciso

They said they based reddington on bulger, but he had a narrow toolbox, I'm betting they had Edwin Wilson in mind.

clarice

In Lima today--the kids leave tonight for home. we are here 2 more days then off to the Amazon. Cusco was our favorite place.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"the Religion of Peace is wreaking havoc worldwide in over 35,000 incidents since 9/11."

Of course, reporting of those instances is minimized. Or obscured because "we don't know the motive"
And think about 9/11.
They don't show the 9/11 film. They don't print photos of the jumpers. They don't play recordings from the time. They don't have solemn remembrances to etch the event in our memory. The PTB are determined that conclusions not be drawn.

MissMarple2

Today in Florida, @FLOTUS and I were honored to welcome and meet with leaders from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia! pic.twitter.com/tElFdkIYfC

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2019

Video at link.

PDinDetroit

how pray tell will they ban guns that accept five round magazines but not more

Easy. All semi-automatic guns are banned, they can accept magazines greater than 5 rounds. Likely had the 5 round limit for hunting, but that was just a head-fake. Sooner or later, they will get around to enforcing the law "properly".

Buckeye

A lot of amazing sites in Cusco Clarice.

Even just the town square.

The Incas knew how to build with stone.

Jack is Back!

Sorry, MM, I refuse to go to Twitter. It is a sewer. The comments on your 4:54 are beyond the pale. I want Dorsey's head on a pike along with his millions of complete and total assholes who use his "witches compound".

MissMarple2


Charlie Spiering
‏Verified account @charliespiering
44s44 seconds ago

Mueller report is finally concluded!
=============

Has been delivered to AG Barr.

Dave (in MA)

I clicked Buy Now, but I couldn't figure out how to pay.

Captain Hate

The Mueller report is released.

Dave (in MA)

Shoulder Thing That Goes Up sold separately.

Dave (in MA)

IMPEACH!

MissMarple2

Jack,

The Left has trolls who do nothing but trash up President Trump's tweets. I never read the comments on them, and it is why I bring them here for people to read without the distraction.

I go to his page and just read the tweets. I never look at the replies because of what you complained about.

PDinDetroit

I pray that the Mueller Report will be done and over with and the President can get on with MAGA and KAG. I also pray that We The People see just how screwed up the D's are.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/22/hsi-investigators-expose-six-conspiracies-ob-college-theft/

Trying to get into teh and white-collar jobs through college fraud.

Beasts of England

There's a big league bass tournament just upstream from me next weekend and the pros have been practicing all around for the last few days. Larry Nixon - a bass fishing legend - is about a hundred yards away from me at the moment. He's caught three in the last fifteen minutes. His boat (which is how identified him) has more logos than a NASCAR ride... lol

MissMarple2

Jack Posobiec
🇺🇸
‏Verified account @JackPosobiec
Mar 14

SCOOP: Special Counsel Mueller expected to NOT move forward with indictment of Donald Trump Jr following status review of investigation by new AG William Barr - @OANN

Jack is Back!

In Lima, the Morena Peruvian Kitchen. Grab a Pisco sour, order from the menu, everything is delicioso, and fresh as it comes there. then order another, and another Pisco.

MissMarple2


Jeff Greenfield
‏Verified account @greenfield64
12m12 minutes ago

The signal-to-noise ratio on cable news tonight is going to be historic...
======================

ALmost exactly what I texted to ChiTown just now. LOL!

PDinDetroit

Per CNBC:

Washington is abuzz with anticipation that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon submit his report on the Russia investigation.

Nearly 200 charges against 34 people and three Russian companies have been filed since the beginning of the investigation. Six of those indicted are former Trump advisers. Twenty-six are Russian nationals.

Separating fact from conjecture can be difficult amid the noise surrounding the investigation.

MissMarple2


Reuters Top News
‏Verified account @Reuters
8m8 minutes ago

MORE: Barr offers no details on Russia probe findings but says he may be able to provide information to Congress on the report's findings as soon as this weekend

PDinDetroit

Attorney General William Barr says he may be able to provide lawmakers with details of Mueller report this weekend

Buckeye

The signal-to-noise noise-to-signal ratio on cable news tonight is going to be historic...

Narciso

Why do I mention wilaon because none of his top associates shackely Cline secord were indicted and hence they popred up in Iran contra a few years later.

Jack is Back!

Such a phony government intrusion into our political and constitutional system. If Mueller, or Rosenstein, or Sessions are so-called patriots they should be embarrassed. I am. My country has seen some deep divisions ever since the founding but not like this. Even the Civil War was fought out, not like this.

I blame our education system. Not just the academy but also the K-12 process. It is the number one corrupter of our society as we remember it, and want it to continue to be. God bless America. No one else will.

Narciso

A few years after that, barcella the star prosecutor who got a great write up with Peter maas ended up defending bcci, the company counsel ended up a federal judge

JM Hanes

Keeping hope alive!

Preet Bharara: Mueller might be prepping new indictments

Former prosecutor Preet Bharara discusses a recent filing in which the special counsel's team told a federal judge that they "face the press of other work" and asked for a deadline extension.
That would be CNN hanging on, not the former prosecutor! I don't know why I didn't skip the video, as usual, but it was worth seeing just how little significance Bharara actually attached to the extension request.

Captain Hate

Five o'clock on the first Friday of March Madness isn't the time to deliver a blockbuster. All those codgers hanging on for that? No fool like an old fool.

KevlarKid

No Blacklist spoilers, PLEASE!

Narciso

Few know of clarices bout with one of this wingtipped crimson lamprey, herr kreindler who was so failing in diligence that she reversed the conviction on appeal,

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-has-more-female-advisers-then-obama-bush-or-clinton_2849377.html

Narciso

What season are you in, kev.

lurkersusie

Fire her ass

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
@JackPosobiec
"U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Maria Yovanovitch, an Obama holdover, has told U.S. Embassy employees and Ukrainian officials that they need not pay attention to Trump since he is going to be impeached."
4:48 PM · Mar 22, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

Jack is Back!

JMH,

Chuck Knox, the late former coach of the L.A. Rams once said "[that] Those who live in hope die in shit". Describes CNN/MSNBC/WAPO/NYT to a tee.

MissMarple2

Enjoyed hosting the leaders & their delegations from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia with @POTUS at Mar-a-Lago today. pic.twitter.com/JgWFWe5wJk

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 22, 2019

Pictures at link.

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