Breaking!!!!! Climate Disruption Demonstrated In Crop Productivity!!!!!!!

We’re told global warming causes climate disruption which leads to a starving planet because of storms and floods, and droughts, and other Biblical proportion bad stuff.  Of course, none of this really exists, except in the minds of the lunatics.  We show where there’s no measurable occurrence of  increasing floods and hurricanes and droughts, but, they persist. 

In the meanwhile, humanity, in spite of the efforts of the misanthropist climate crazies, continues to do what they’ve always done, progress!

So, much of the imaginary damage of global warming happened most recently.  Well, here’s the damage.

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In all cases, our productivity has increased, and dramatically so.  How is this possible if we’re seeing an increase in droughts, floods, hurricanes, frogs, and whatnot?  Simply put, it isn’t possible. 

While there may be an intrepid wanderer pop by who would say something silly, like “that’s not total production”, or something which implies less ground is being used, thus less total crops produced, or something stupid like “but, that doesn’t keep up with the population increases”, let me assure the readers, total per capita crop production has increased dramatically. 

From a post I did last year …….

 

The source is the same, FAOSTAT.

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LOL!!!!! Senator Landrieu Commits Political Suicide!!!! Calls Voters Of Louisiana Racists!!!!

So, whiter than white Senator Landrieu had this to say …..

Landrieu on Obama: South Not Always ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans’

Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday that the issue of race is a major reason that President Barack Obama has struggled politically in Southern states.

“I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu told NBC News in an interview. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”

Noting that the South is “more of a conservative place,” she added that women have also faced challenges in “presenting ourselves.”

The comment prompted a fiery response from Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who called it “remarkably divisive.”

“She appears to be living in a different century,” he said in a statement. “Implied in her comments is the clear suggestion that President Obama and his policies are unpopular in Louisiana because of his ethnicity. That is a major insult by Senator Landrieu to the people of Louisiana and I flatly reject it.”…..

There’s just a bit more to read at the link.

Here’s Landrieu.

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Here’s the guy those racists in Louisiana elected as Governor …..

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You can read Governor Jindals Twitter response/smackdown here, at Twitchy.

Put a fork in her, she’s done.

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Pic Of The Day!!!!!!!! Racist Voter ID Advocate!!!!!!

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There is a certain beauty in all of this!!!

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Shock News!!!! For GITMO Residents Fighting With ISIS!!!!

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Report: Dozens of Former Gitmo Detainees Now Fighting With ISIS

Of course they are. The Guantanamo recidivism problem has been very real for years at this point, with at least one former Gitmo guest reportedly participating in the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks.  We also know that of the ‘Taliban Five‘ the Obama White House horse-traded for an alleged deserter, at least one has already made his intentions to rejoin the jihad explicitly clear.  Some of the detainees released over the last two administrations genuinely posed little threat, and had been caught up at the wrong place at the wrong time.  Many others, however, were dangerous Islamist radicals.  It stands to reason, then, that a number of them would inevitably link up with the ISIS death squads.  As you read this, keep in mind that these figuresare limited to ISIS’ Syrian fighting force alone:

As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees — some of whom were released within the last three years — are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria, Fox News has learned. The development has cemented fears that the U.S. military would once again encounter militants taken off the battlefield. The intelligence offers a mixed picture, and officials say the figures are not exact. But they are certain at least some of the released detainees are fighting with the Islamic State, or ISIS, on the ground inside Syria. Others are believed to be supporting Al Qaeda or the affiliated al-Nusra Front in Syria. A number of former detainees also have chosen to help these groups from outside the country, financing operations and supporting their propaganda campaigns…Of the 620 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay, 180 have returned or are suspected to have returned to the battlefield.

Read more at the link. …… sigh.

I’m so old I can remember when our government used to pretend the American people were a priority.

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Wolf Continues To Imperil The Republic —– Issues A Backhanded Endorsement Of Roberts —– Steals Suyts Talking Points!!!!!

Just look at this jackass’s FB page …… and what it still contains …..

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Hey, dumbass!!!!  You’re not running for Senate, anymore!!!!  That died months ago!!!!

So, Wolf has now decided to “endorse” Pat Roberts.  It’s the worse endorsement I’ve ever seen.  My bold.

My fellow patriots, in regards to the United States Senate race in Kansas…
It is no secret that President Barack Obama and Democrats like Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi are destroying the American Dream by crushing individual liberties under the oppressive weight of their unprecedented and unconstitutional government expansion. It is also no secret that too many Republicans, including even some who call themselves conservatives, are seduced by or terrified of the Democrats and have become their enablers.
In this election, you have fought valiantly and honorably for our republic. While so many politicians descend into personal attacks, you instead joined a campaign committed against all odds to offering bold, positive solutions to America’s greatest challenges. Be proud of your efforts and now brace yourself for a greater challenge still.
America desperately needs solid constitutional conservatives in the United States Senate who will stand by the courage of their conviction, who will fearlessly stand up to Barack Obama and Harry Reid, who will offer positive solutions to America’s challenges and who can effectively communicate their ideas against a veritable storm of opposition in Washington. Whatever your opinion of Pat Roberts, his re-election to the United States Senate may be the deciding factor that dethrones Harry Reid and elevates solid constitutional conservatives like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul into positions of influence to save America from Barack Obama and so I urge you, I urge all Kansans, to set aside our differences and vote Republican in this critical Senate race on November 4th.
Be assured that if Pat Roberts is to be re-elected, I will do everything in my power to hold his feet to the fire. And be assured that the fullness of the duplicity, dishonesty and abuse of power that has marked this election will be exposed. I have refused to be intimidated by their threats or seduced by their bribes and I won’t start now. We have far more resources at our disposal today than when we began this movement and I am more energized than ever to see to it that Kansans have alternatives to failed leadership. I’m committed to reestablishing the Kansas GOP as the party of Reagan, the party of freedom and prosperity. And I’m determined to unleash an era where we secure the blessings of liberty so that all Kansans and all Americans can achieve their own American Dream
Join me in this critical fight for liberty! Sign up on our email list at miltonwolf.com and find me Twitter at @MiltonWolfMD. The Wolf Pack is ready to roar!

Hey, dumbass!!!!!  Wolves don’t “roar”!!!  They howl and yap!

Essentially, Wolf told his people to stay home.  But, he did add that if Roberts gets in the likes of Cruz, Lee, and Paul would have a larger voice. 

Now, where have I read that before?

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”  The choice is clear, we can have two more years of Harry Reid and Zero, or we can have a Senate which at least lends a voice to the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and many others.  In my view, there’s no comparison.  Others may prefer Reid to these people.  Pretending they’re all the same isn’t just laziness and stupidity, it’s intellectual laziness which is worse than being either lazy or stupid.

Well, imitation is the best form of flattery, but, really?

If you scroll down on his FB page, you can see the non-endorsement/endorsement.  More and more, I’m convinced Wolf is a scumbag. 

h/t Hot Air

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How Our Education System Uses Your Money …….. By Teaching Islam

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This story seems to have the wrong focus, or attempt to create a diversion. 

Former Marine banned from daughter’s school after dispute over Islam lesson

A former Marine who served in Iraq says he’s been banned from his daughter’s Maryland high school after a heated argument over a lesson on Islam.

Kevin Wood told MyFoxDC.com that he went to La Plata High School in La Plata, a town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, and challenged a history assignment requiring students to list the benefits of Islam. He said the meeting with the vice principal got heated; the school said he made a threat and banned the Iraq veteran from school property.

“[Wood] was threatening to cause a disruption or possible disruption at the school,” a district spokesperson said.

Wood did not deny getting worked up over the issue, but said he was standing up for the Constitution and is against any religion being taught at the public school.

“I have witnesses that have said I did not threaten anybody,” he told the station. “I don’t force my religious views on them, so don’t force your religious views on me.”

The school is allowing his eleventh-grade daughter to spend the class time in the school’s library, but defended its assignment and said it is teaching world history, not religion.

Wood’s wife, Melissa, wondered how teaching about one religion is considered a history lesson while teaching about Christianity would be viewed diffrerently.

“We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?”

The three-page assignment asked questions including, “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”

A homework assignment obtained by MyFoxDC.com showed the correct answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”

Certainly, that the father was banned from the school is a worthy story, but, I wouldn’t think it to be the focus of this story!

The story did touch on some more important issues, but, didn’t highlight it. 

Melissa is correct.  Try and teach the benefits of Christianity in an historical context and watch the atheists come out of the woodwork.  I wonder where they’re at on this?  Clearly, the application of the SCOTUS “Separation” edict is violated here.  Which is unfortunate, because I believe if one is to properly teach history, one must discuss Christianity and Islam, as well as Judaism, because, one can’t understand Christianity without discussing Judaism.  However, propaganda, such as seems obvious in this case, should never be tolerated. 

Q:  “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”

A:  “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”

That’s an eleventh grade history test question?????  It’s sophist, and plainly in error.  To be sure, there were some Muslim warriors who did treat those who they conquered with “tolerance, kindness and respect”.  But, it certainly wasn’t/isn’t universally true.  Indeed, the long list of atrocities committed by Muslims started with the first Muslims and has continued unfettered ever since. 

How ironic is it that in the US, many history lessons attack American heritage because they once had legalized slavery, but, praises a religion which actively participates in such a practice?

People, this nation needs to purge our education system of the anti-American POSs who are teaching indoctrinating our children.  And we need to do it now.  I can’t stress the urgency enough.

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Gems 2014 — October 30 Scripture Selection: 2 Timothy 2

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 30 Scripture Selection: 2 Timothy 2

Food for Thought: 2 Tim. 2:14-17, 23-26

Well, there is hope for everyone who is away from the Truth (see vs. 26)! The Word tells us exactly what to do to help free them from the snare of the devil and how to avoid falling victim to the deceptive words ourselves.

In addition to praying for them, we are told “not to strive about words to no profit (vs. 14, 23 and Titus 3:9).” Stay out of fleshly disputes that go no where. You can tell when you are “in the flesh” by checking your level of aggravation and frustration. If you are not in the Spirit, then don’t bother. It will be to no avail and could actually make matters worse. In any conversation concerning the true faith in Jesus Christ and the Body, the Word tells us to discuss it with gentleness, patience, and humility, and be able to teach (not argue) the truth to them (vs. 24, 25).

In order to be able to do that and to discern the false arguments that the other may present and “shun profane and idle babblings,” it is necessary to prepare ourselves well in the Word of God. That puts us in a position to unashamedly present the truth (vs. 15, 16). It’s one thing to know the truth, and quite another to be able to support your knowledge with the Word for the benefit of the one who has been led astray. You must know why you believe what you believe.

The very good news is that there are no lost causes. Verses 25 and 26 reveal that there is hope for them to “come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” And we are the ones to help bring to pass their rescue. I Corinthians 1:26-29 lets us know that we don’t have to be eloquent or sophisticated to play a part in it: “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.” The Word of God is plenty wise enough to get the job done through us.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God…)

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Sigh …… And Sigh Again …. Warmist Lunatic Brit Energy Minister Claims Government Efforts Have Slowed Global Warming ….. Breitbart Misses Most Obvious Response

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It’s stuff like this which causes me to drink to wee hours of the morning.  It pisses me off.  And, it re-affirms that we need to constantly be checking the rhetoric, propaganda, and the responses ……  especially the responses.

So, we see this at Breitbart.

BRITISH ENERGY MINISTER: GOVERNMENT HAS SLOWED GLOBAL WARMING

An outstanding headline, to be sure.  Any imbecile uttering such stupidity should be ridiculed, mocked, shamed, an drummed out of government.  One can easily point out the error of thought with one graph, or bit of information.  Let’s see what was actually stated.  My bold.

Baroness Sandip Verma, a member of the House of Lords and a minister in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, said global warming has slowed because of measures taken by the government. Verma’s remarks came in response to Viscount Ridley, a Conservative peer who has questioned government efforts to slow global warming.

Ridley asked: “The fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change has confirmed in the same words that there has been a hiatus in global warming for at least the last 15 years. Would you give us the opinion of your scientific advisers as to when this hiatus is likely to end?”

Verma answered, “You raise a couple of issues that we would dispute in a longer debate, but what we do recognize is that there a change in weather patterns happening across the globe, that climate change is occurring. It may have slowed down, but that is a good thing. It could well be that some of the measures we are taking today is helping that to occur.

Well, that’s just a perfect serve!!!!  Here’s an opportunity to educate the public and to mock a leftard all in one fell swoop!!! 

Of course, not everyone is familiar with the notion behind global warming.  And, this is why the notion of global warming is still prevalent in the masses.  

We all know what it is, but, the many among the masses are not knowledgeable of the theory.  For the ones who may wander over to this blog, but, are not familiar, the notion that man is causing global warming is from the fact that Carbon dioxide, a product of burning fossil fuels, among other things, is a so-called Greenhouse gas, which traps heat.  As humans put more CO2 into the air, more heat is trapped, thus causing the earth to warm.  This is the notion of “global warming”.  It isn’t complex.  It’s fairly straightforward.  Indeed, the notion is wrong because it fails to describe the complexities of our climate.  It pretends CO2 is acting in a vacuum.  But, every and all notions of global warming hinges on Carbon dioxide, CO2. 

So, when the Baroness uttered her stupidity, “It could well be that some of the measures we are taking today is helping that to occur.” It’s easily rebutted. Anyone with a passing familiarity with the notion knows how, right?  It’s done by simply showing the continuous rise in what the lunatics regard as atmospheric CO2.  

Here’s atmospheric CO2 as the lunatics claim as gospel, with the overall linear trend.  And, also with the trend of atmospheric CO2 since 1998, which is about the time the crazies in government started to act on this imaginary crisis.

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As anyone can see, whichever government has done what, it hasn’t slowed the increase in atmospheric CO2.  Indeed, the aCO2 rate of rise has increased since governments have started to work against this imaginary global warming.  Not only does this suffice as a devastating refutation of the baronesses statement, but, refutes the alarmist notion altogether.  

CO2 supposedly causes global warming.  Global warming has ceased.  CO2 levels have continued to increase and at a faster rate.  We’re done here.  Time to move on to something real. 

Let’s see what Breitbart chose to say about this exchange ……

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a creation of the U.N. in 1988, issued a report last April asserting that it was “95 per cent” certain that climate change is man-made, that sea levels have risen by seven inches since 1901, and that the sea levels would rise 10 to 32 more inches by the 22nd century.

Yet that same report conceded world temperatures have not risen noticeably in the last 15 years. That estimate was further strengthened by evidence gleaned by Ross McKitrick from the University of Guelph in Canada, who examined  average land and ocean temperatures from the Hadcrut4 temperature series all the way back to 1850. Hadcrut4 is derived from mixing sea surface temperatures with land surface air temperatures. McKitrick said global warming has been at a plateau since 1990.

The IPCC is suspect; its 2007 assessment was riddled with errors, including the assertion that Himalayas glaciers would disappear by 2035.

Weird, there’s not one mention of CO2.  But, then, that’s been the leftards ploy ever since their idiot notions of a global temperature stopped warming.  Weird.

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Cartoon Of The Day!!!!

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You can find more here.

Hillary’s life is a walking talking political attack ad waiting to happen.  Better, one could make an ad a day for months without having to repeat it.  Best, it would all be factual and verifiable. 

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After A Miserable Failure And Senseless Inflationary Pressures, Fed Claims Victory To End Bond Purchasing QE!!!!

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Well, I’m glad they ended it, but, the delusional world these people live in only seems to underscore the need to entirely revamp the way we go about our national banking. 

Fed to End Massive Bond-Buying Program

The Federal Reserve’s policy-setting body announced Wednesday it will phase out its long-running bond-buying program this month, as expected. The central bank also said it will continue to try to stimulate the economy by keeping interest rates low for a “considerable time” as it credits its historic intervention with substantially improving the labor market. ….

…. In concluding QE, the committee noted “substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market since the inception of its currency asset purchase program” and “continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy.”

Three rounds of bond purchases approved in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis — the last initiated in September 2012 — helped expand the Fed’s balance sheet to historic highs of more than $4.4 trillion.

Earlier this year, it began tapering the monthly purchases as the unemployment rate declined and inflation remained tame. With this latest two-day policy meeting, the FOMC said it will conclude purchases of longer-term Treasury and mortgage-backed securities in October with a final round of $15 billion.

Despite the volatility and global growth worries, the committee reinforced its expected timeline of increasing interest rates in the middle of next year.  Since the FOMC’s September meeting, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy created 248,000 jobs last month and that unemployment registered less than 6% for the first time since July 2008.

On the economy, the committee assessed, as it did following its last meeting, that “economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace.”  It also said that “a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilized of labor resources is gradually diminishing.”….

Despite lower energy prices, the Fed statement also said “inflation running persistently below 2% has diminished somewhat since early this year.”

The Fed would like to see inflation climb higher toward its 2% target rate, preferably pushed higher by rising wages. That hasn’t happened so far. …..

In recent months, any dissent has usually been provided by inflation hawks such as Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher or Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, both of whom believe the Fed’s long-running stimulus programs will eventually lead to runaway inflation and/or dangerous asset bubbles.

Yellen, a dove who leads the Fed’s dove majority, has said the Fed won’t raise interest rates until the Fed meets its dual mandate of full employment and price stability. The Fed has defined that dual mandate as an unemployment range of 5.2%-5.6% and an inflation range of 1.7% and 2%.

In short, the Fed’s October statement sounded a whole lot like the September statement. Policy makers once again stated emphatically that future policy shifts – ie., a rate hike – will depend on the progress of economic data. If the data is good, rates will move higher accordingly. If the data falls off again, the Fed will readjust accordingly.

Wow, there’s so much stupidity in all of this, one hardly knows where to begin!!!!

First, let’s look at our “labor resources gradually diminishing”.  According to the BLS we had 62.2% of our employable population employed in 2008. It stands at 59%, and has for the last 4 months.  Perhaps even more importantly, in 2008 we had 66% of the population engaged in the labor force (people looking for jobs, recently unemployed and still looking for jobs, along with the people who actually had jobs).  Today it stands at 62.7% and continues to drop.  Here’s what’s been going on since Sept 2013 ….

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Again, it is 3.3% less than it was in 2008 and hasn’t done anything but steadily decrease.  But, somehow, the Fed believes our “labor resources [are] gradually diminishing”?????  WTF?  What world are they living in?

Yes, we have a 5.9% unemployment rate, today, just 0.1% above what it was in 2008.  But, if our participation rate had remained the same as it was in 2008, we’d have 8.2 million more unemployed people today.  As it is, there’s no room for them to even participate, so they don’t get counted as unemployed but participating.  But, the fact of the matter is, in 2008 we had 79.5 million people “not in the labor force”, but, today, we have nearly 92.6 million people not in the labor force.   

But, this brings us to the laughable notion of full employment being able to be defined as “5.6%”.  In 2008 people were screaming about the unemployment rate of 5.8%, and that was when we had a 66% participation rate.  Full employment means that everyone has a job who wants a job.  It’s facile, sophist, and idiocy to suggest full employment today could be achieved with a 5.6% unemployment rate.  Even in a decent economy 5.6% unemployment is no where near “full employment”.  But, that’s the whole notion behind “full employment” —- that we have a healthy economy.  In a healthy economy, 5.6% unemployment would be tolerable, but, not great for job seekers.

Now, this is simple stuff.  Any person with an operating synapse can understand our current 5.9% unemployment rate is nowhere near full employment.  And, the Feds have to know this because of the aforementioned lack of wage increases.  At full employment, wages grow and significantly so, which as a by-product, causes inflation.  We can determine if it is healthy or not by seeing if the wages are increasing beyond the inflation rate or not.  If they don’t, we know it sucks, if it does, we know this is healthy. 

Also mentioned what “lower energy prices” ……. that’s more bull$hit!  Yes, recently gasoline and oil prices have decreased.  But, those are only parts of the total which make up our “energy prices”.  Anyone notice a decrease in your electricity rates?  No?  How about the rates from your natural gas company?  No?  Weird!!! For the people heating with propane, please let us know how cheap your propane is come January.  But even with our gasoline prices, they’re trying to convince the people that $3/gallon is cheap! 

But, consider all of this.  The Feds know our wages haven’t increased.  But, they’re still working towards a 2% inflation rate.  They’re trying to define “full employment” as about 5.4% unemployment, when in reality 5% unemployment in a stable economy is essentially stagnation.  It wouldn’t really suck too bad, but, it wouldn’t be great, either. 

I’m glad they’re removing a manipulating force which skews the metrics, but, they’re doing it for all the wrong reasons.  Worse, they have to know all of this.  Essentially what these people are telling the American citizens is that they are not working for you, they’re working against you.  The wish for they’re aiming for 12.5 million chronically unemployed Americans — given today’s current population, they want wages so depressed they won’t keep up with inflation, and the sheeple believing the exorbitant energy prices are cheap. 

A special thanks to Fox news for helping propagate this propaganda.

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