January 2010

Based on last week’s speech in Ohio, we’d have to conclude that the most important issue to President Obama is…well…President Obama.

Let’s just change his name to President Ego-bama and get it over with.

Source: Gateway Pundit

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We didn’t realize it until we watched this compilation of Obama’s comments on healthcare, but his mantra has gone from “Yes We Can” to “We’re gonna get this thing done.”

Is it just us or is he starting to sound a lot like Larry the Cable Guy?

Source: Talking Points Memo

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Times have changed and so has the tune sung by the left. What an amazing difference seven months can make, as evidenced by these two video clips.

Then: June 5, 2009. Newsweek editor Evan Thomas says “Obama stands…above the world as sort of God.”

Now: January 26, 2010. Thomas says Obama faces a voter revolt because Americans “smelled dishonesty and a rat.”

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Someone, somewhere is a brilliant editor. Whoever put this together is an editing genius. ‘Nuff said.

Source: The Big Feed

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Another Democrat Congressman announced his retreat retirement yesterday.

But Arkansas’ Rep. Marion Berry didn’t go out quietly. He says he warned President Obama that 2010 could be a bloodbath like 1994 for Democrats and he was shocked by the President’s narcissistic response.

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

Got that? President Obama, whose approval ratings are in the toilet, whose personal appeals to voters in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts were worthless, who has foisted this hugely unpopular socialist agenda on the people of the United States, actually thinks his personal charisma will get Democrats elected in 2010.

It’s perfect that on the day this story comes out that the White House should release this photo of Barack Obama admiring himself in a mirror.

Source: Politico

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WHO calls swine flu critics “irresponsible.” Kind of like the IPCC calls global warming critics “deniers.” Both monikers are becoming badges of honor.

Here are the simple facts: Last year at this time, the World Health Organization predicted that as many as 50,000,000 people could die of swine flu. After a year of beating that drum incessantly and wasting billions of dollars, the flu has killed…are you ready…14,142 people worldwide.

Nice work, WHO.

The Associated Press reports the debilitating details:

The World Health Organization on Monday slammed as “irresponsible” critics who claim swine flu is a fake pandemic created for the benefit of drug companies.

The U.N. health agency said the outbreak of a new strain of H1N1 influenza in North America last year had all the scientific characteristics of a pandemic, adding the WHO was never improperly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry that has benefited from huge government orders for vaccines and anti-viral drugs.

“The world is going through a real pandemic. The description of it as a fake is wrong and irresponsible,” the WHO said in a strongly worded statement Monday.

A WHO spokesman declined to spell out who the World Health Organization was responding to in its statement, saying only that “this applies to anyone who believes it is not a real pandemic.”

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a human rights watchdog based in Strasbourg, France, recently recommended that the EU investigate WHO’s swine flu pandemic declaration to see if the health agency acted under undue influence. WHO officials are due to meet Tuesday with the Council of Europe, which is not an official European Union body and has no power to act against WHO.

According to a WHO tally dated Jan. 17, more than 209 countries and territories have reported laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu, including at least 14,142 deaths. This is far fewer than would be expected to die each year from seasonal flu, but the figure is likely to exclude many unreported cases, according to WHO.

To put it another way, WHO’s prediction was 3500 times higher than reality. Or to look at it from the opposite point of view, the world suffered less than 0.03% of the predicted deaths.

Got that? 14,142 people have died of swine flu. Just 14,142 worldwide despite the dire warnings of imminent doom that were issued by WHO over the last year.

In case you’ve forgotten those dire warnings, here’s one that will refresh your memory:

The sudden rise of swine flu may trigger a pandemic that could wipe out 120 million people, an expert has warned. More than 80 people are now thought to have died as the first scare hit Britain. The death toll of the H1N1 virus could reach 50million – as high as the Spanish Flu of 1918, according to John McCauley, of the National Institute For Medical Research.

We also got dire warnings from the Obama administration, which gave the pharmaceutical industry a blank check to produce 250,000,000 doses of swine flu vaccine.

Dr. Arnold S. Monto, a flu expert at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, said the flu might reach the lower end of a widely publicized forecast made in August by the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, which predicted 30,000 to 90,000 deaths.

What went wrong? UPI reports:

Marc Lipsitch, co-author of last summer’s report projecting up to 90,000 deaths from swine flu and an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health said, “the data were limited and misleading and confusing.”

Of course, the data was limited and misleading and confusing. They tried to extrapolate a few deaths in the slums of Mexico to the rest of the world.

To repeat, the World Health Organization predicted that 50,000,000 could die, but only 14,142 actually did, which demonstrates that the UN’s World Health Organization is about as accurate as the UN’s IPCC and that neither organization is above using scare tactics to achieve its own goals.

Why should anyone believe anything any United Nations organization says anymore?

Source: Associated Press, Metro UK, New York Times, UPI

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Thanks to the geniuses over at IOwnTheWorld.com. We think of them as our soul brothers. Or at least we would if any of us had soul.

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“I’m down. I’m Really down. I’m down. Down on the ground. I’m down. I’m really down. How can you laugh when you know I’m down?”

Rasmussen reports the latest on President Obama’s hope and change:

“Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That’s down four points since Tuesday morning and matches the lowest level of overall approval yet recorded for this President. Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters now disapprove. The number of Democrats who approve has fallen from 84% on Tuesday morning to 78% today.”

Uh-oh. We’re running out of “down” songs, but we suspect we’ll need a few more in the coming months.

Source: Rasmussen Reports

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The once much-revered British Broadcasting Corporation has not only gone to the dogs, it’s now gone ape.

The world’s first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary.

The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.

The film-making exercise is part of a scientific study into how chimpanzees perceive the world and each other.

It will be screened within the Natural World programme “Chimpcam” shown on BBC Two at 2000GMT on Wednesday 27 January.

Making the movie was the brainchild of primatologist Ms Betsy Herrelko, who is studying for a PhD in primate behaviour at the University of Stirling, UK.

Ratings-challenged MSNBC is reportedly in negotiations to give the chimps their own nightly primetime show, although industry experts say the primates may be too intelligent to fit in with the rest of the network’s programming.

Source: BBC

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Who is Newsweek's mysterious liberal writer?

There’s nothing unusual about finding left wing crappola in Newsweek, so the article “Is The Tea Party Over?” hardly took us by surprise.

It describes tea party members as “Veterans, deeply suspicious of the young liberal president and embittered, ironically, by Congress’s failure to keep its promise to give them government-run health care for life….gun-rights activists, who believed that their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was being put at risk by Barack Obama” and “The faces of talk-show fans, pushed into action by the apocalyptic warnings of personalities like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Those two right-wing talkers had spent the past year telling listeners that the Democratic president was a racist who somehow managed to find the time also to be a Nazi and a communist.”

Talk about your crazy left-wing journalists. This guy sounded as if he was channeling Janet Napolitano and her fear of ‘military veterans’ who are “deeply suspicious” of “the young liberal president.”

Imagine our shock to find out that the article was written by Joe Scarborough. You know the “conservative” guy on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show? Not sure how to break this to you Joe, but most conservatives really seem to like our veterans, thank you very much.

Joe says the tea-party movement, which “should be celebrating its Massachusetts miracle, the collapse of health-care reform, and the destruction of the Democrats’ filibuster-proof majority” is instead “at the very moment … at risk of tearing itself apart.”

Scarborough used the rest of the article to criticize Glenn Beck, which is apparently a part of any MSNBC anchor’s contract and also part of a contest among all anchors on the network each month to decide who gets the best parking spot.

We’re not blaming Scarborough for the loss of his mind to liberal bias. In addition to working at MSNBC, he also spent six years in Congress.

We suspect that the combination of the two is more than even the strongest mind can endure.

Source: Newsweek

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Let this be a warning to you, O’Reilly. Just because Air America has gone belly up and just because conservatives are on the ascendancy and just because Fox has huge ratings, that’s no reason to think things are ok. The libs are always out there dangling the threat of the Fairness Doctrine over conservatives’ heads.

Kucinich: You know what? Be careful, Bill, about crowing about your success right now because people are going to start calling for the Fairness Doctrine to come back if they feel their point of view is not being adequately represented.

Oh, that madcap Dennis Kucinich. What a cut-up. What a card. Someone get this guy a newspaper so he can read about the election in Massachusetts last week.

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It's the final season of Lost. Unfortunately, we have three more seasons of the Barack Obama Show.

Lost’s final season premieres on ABC-TV on February 2 and it was rumored that the President would give his State of the Union address on the same night. The address, of course, would have pre-empted the Lost premiere and caused ABC-TV to reschedule what would have been a ratings bonanza.

The President has since backed off and rescheduled his speech to tomorrow night, but it would be understandable if you have trouble telling the difference between a program called Lost and the Obama administration.

So here’s a handy guide to help you tell which of the two programs you’re watching.

  1. On Lost, there’s a black cloud in the jungle. In Barack Obama’s America, there’s a black cloud over the economy.
  2. On Lost, the plane crashed because all the systems failed. In Barack Obama’s America, the plane stayed in the air because “all the systems worked.”
  3. On Lost, everyone depends on Jack, a medical doctor, for their healthcare. In Barack Obama’s America, doctors won’t get paid jack for healthcare.
  4. On Lost, the survivors are taxed to the limits of their physical endurance. In Barack Obama’s America, everyone will soon be taxed to the limits of their fiscal endurance.
  5. On Lost, everyone works hard to survive. In Barack Obama’s America, 10% of the people are unemployed.
  6. On Lost, Jack became the leader by demonstrating his intelligence and strength of character. In Barack Obama’s America, the President became our leader by demonstrating his ability to smile and use a Teleprompter.
  7. On Lost, everyone picks on Hurley, the fat guy. In Barack Obama’s America, transfats and salt are outlawed so no one will ever have to suffer the humiliation and degradation of being overweight, unhealthy and picked on again.
  8. On Lost, everyone wants to be rescued, but no one ever is. In Barack Obama’s America, everyone wants to be rescued, but the banks and auto companies are the only ones who actually get rescued.
  9. On Lost, the evil villains are called “The Others.” In Barack Obama’s America, they’re called “The Tea-Baggers.”
  10. On Lost, there’s a mysterious hidden, underground medical laboratory. In Barack Obama’s America, healthcare negotiations are mysterious and hidden underground.
  11. BONUS: On Lost, no one quite understands where they are or how they got there. In Barack Obama’s America, well, ok, no real difference there.
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Obama’s economy is so bad that…

…I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

…When I ordered a burger at McDonald’s and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”

…CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

…If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

…Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

…McDonald’s is now selling the 1/4 ouncer.

…Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

…A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

…Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

…Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.

…The Mafia is laying off judges and Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

And, finally…

…I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy that I called the Suicide Lifeline. I got a call center in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present one minute and twenty-five seconds of lunacy.

Chris Wallace was as incredulous as you’ll be when you hear White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs try to spin Massachusetts’ election of Scott Brown.

Has there ever been a White House press secretary as smarmy as this guy?

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John Ratzenberger, the actor who played know-it-all postman Cliff Claven on Cheers, is an outspoken supporter of Republican Scott Brown.

Here’s what he said about the Democrat party at a Brown rally on Sunday:

“This isn’t the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock — I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.”

With that in mind, enjoy a little Jimi Hendrix, probably the only conservative on the stage at Woodstock, playing his psychedelic version of the national anthem. (Yeah, we realize you might not like this version, but none of the other drugged-out losers at that freak show would ever have considered playing it).

Kick ass, Jimi. You, too, Scott Brown.

Source: National Review

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You just know you’re in for some big laughs when a Media Matters article starts out like this:

“Not content with its lapdog coverage of President Bush over the past decade, the Beltway press has adopted a new, super-soft way to deal with Bush’s former vice president, Dick Cheney, as well as GOP media star Sarah Palin. Journalists have set aside what had been decades’ worth of guidelines and embraced special new rules for how Cheney and Palin get treated.”

It seems that the author Eric Boehlert is upset that Sarah Palin “Hasn’t allowed herself to be interviewed by a single independent political journalist since she launched her book in November. Instead, she mostly communicates with the mainstream media via Facebook. And now that she’s signed on to join the Fox News staff, the chances of Palin ever speaking with the serious press seem to be less than zero. That lack of openness stacks the deck and leads to dreadful bouts of stenography; of literally recording what controversial Republicans say, and nothing more.”

Yes, of course, the media has treated Palin so kindly that she ought to sign up for all kinds of interviews because we’re sure you are really interested in openness.

Dick Cheney also get’s nothing but love from the media and a super-soft treatment? Well that explains the 5,000 times that the MSM replayed Alan Grayson’s distasteful remarks about “blood dripping from Dick Cheney’s teeth” doesn’t it?

The Media Matters article ends with the bizarre claim that “The press has never cared what a former VP had to say about current events… or what a failed VP candidate had to say just months after losing.” And “Traditionally, pundits and reporters disdain political losers … But for Cheney and Palin, the rules have been generously reworked.”

Hmmmm, let’s see here. Isn’t Al Gore a former Vice President and a political loser? We would have sworn that pundits and reporters pay an inordinate amount of attention to his global warming weather crap.

But we must be wrong. Because Media Matters says so.

So there.

Source: Media Matters

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The whole “jobs created or saved” storyline created by the White House was silly to begin with. But it becomes even funnier when Obama sends his advisors out to talk it up on the Sunday talk shows and they quote wildly different numbers.

Politico.com reports:

The discrepancy was pointed out by a Republican official in an email to reporters noting that “Three presidential advisers on three different programs [gave] three different descriptions of the trillion-dollar stimulus bill.”

Valerie Jarrett had the most conservative count, saying “the Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs,” while David Axelrod gave the bill the most credit, saying it has “created more than – or saved more than 2 million jobs.” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs came in between them, saying the plan had “saved or created 1.5 million jobs.”

We know three jobs that shouldn’t be saved and never should have been created.

Source: Politico.com

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Embarrassing? Pathetic? Sad? Choose your own word to describe this story.

President Obama recently visited sixth grade students at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia to talk about his “Race to the Top” program.

The Greatest Orator In History couldn’t talk to them without his trusty Teleprompter at his side.

The White House has since released raw video that supposedly proves the President didn’t use his Teleprompter. Unfortunately, the raw video ends just as the President finished shaking hands with all the students and before he made any remarks, so it neither proves nor disproves anything.

UPDATE: The video embedded in this story proves now pretty conclusively that the ol’ Teleprompter was used. No question that President Obama is going back and forth from one Teleprompter screen to the other as he speaks to the tykes.

Two words: Empty suit.

Source: Bluegrass Pundit

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The glaciers are melting! The glaciers are melting! The glaciers are…uhhhhh…never mind.

Turns out the IPCC’s chicken little story that all the Himalayan glaciers are melting is just another exaggeration. Or fraud. Take your choice. You know, like the stats coming out of East Anglia CRU. And its claim that Antarctica is melting. And that Greenland’s ice cap is melting. And that sea levels are rising. And that the polar bears are dying. Fact is, some glaciers are retreating, but many others around the world are growing.

“But how is that possible? How can glaciers be growing when the world is warming up like a package of Jiffy-Pop in a microwave?”

Here are a dozen glaciers (or groups of glaciers) around the world that are growing almost as quickly as global warming skepticism.

1. Himalayan glaciers are growing, not shrinking

Things are not as they seemed to be in the IPCC report. Not only are the Himalayan glaciers not shrinking, they’re growing. Discovery reports:

Perched on the soaring Karakoram mountains in the Western Himalayas, a group of some 230 glaciers are bucking the global warming trend. They’re growing. Throughout much of the Tibetan Plateau, high-altitude glaciers are dwindling in the face of rising temperatures. The situation is potentially dire for the hundreds of millions of people living in China, India and throughout southeast Asia who depend on the glaciers for their water supply.

But in the rugged western corner of the plateau, the story is different, according to a new study. Among legendary peaks of Mt. Everest like K2 and Nanga Parbat, glaciers with a penthouse view of the world are growing, and have been for almost three decades.

“These are the biggest mid-latitude glaciers in the world,” John Shroder of the University of Nebraska-Omaha said. “And all of them are either holding still, or advancing.”

Source: Discovery

2. Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier. Growing. A lot.

Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier is advancing moving toward Gilbert Point near Yakutat at an average of seven feet per day.

The Army Corp of Engineers’ Hubbard Glacier website for has some great photos of the advancing behemoth.

Source: CDApress.com

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Former BAFs (Best Amis Forever) in happier times

Despite CNN’s non-stop coverage of the continued horror in Haiti, the left wing network found time to ask this burning question, “Has Obama lost France as an ally?”

According to CNN, “President Nicolas Sarkozy called the new president ‘my buddy’ and tried urgently to be the first world leader to meet with him…” but “…after a year in office, France’s honeymoon with Obama seems clearly over.”

In case you’re wondering how anyone could dislike the Greatest President In History, especially since the left is constantly reminding us of how much the world loves us now that The One has come, the article gives at least three reasons:

1. “First there were published reports that Sarkozy didn’t think Obama knew his briefing books during the G-20 economic summit.”
2. “Then came widespread sniping along official corridors here that Obama was not measuring up when dealing with world leaders, like Russia’s Dimitri Medvedev.”
3. “And then members of Sarkozy’s government openly complained about how long it was taking Obama to make up his mind about Afghanistan.”

But just to make sure that we know who is really to blame, CNN asks the penetrating question, “So one year on, has President Obama, like his predecessor George W. Bush, lost France as an ally?”

Damn that George Bush. He probably caused the loss in Massachusetts, too.

Source: CNN

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Who in their right mind could still argue with that assessment? Don’t you wish an American politician other than James Inhofe (R-OK) had the guts to get up and say it like Godfrey Bloom does here?

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And if you’re surprised by that news, you may be even more surprised by some other recent news items:

Wright Brothers achieve flight

World War II ends

Man walks on moon

Nixon resigns

Cubs lose!

Berlin Wall falls

America makes horrible political mistake

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Remember that episode of Seinfeld where Jerry met a beautiful girl at a party, but she turned ugly unless she was under just the right light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi9kgnvjQEKind of like ABC News correspondent Bianna Golodryga, who just announced her engagement to remarkably nerdish White House budget boss Peter Orszag.

The New York Daily News dug up this mug shot from back in May 2000 when she was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in the great state of Texas.

If only good lighting could make Orszag’s budget numbers look a little prettier.

Source: New York Daily News

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Jon Stewart rips Keith Olbermann a new one

by editor on January 24, 2010

You know the world is spinning out of control when Jon Stewart not only rips Keith Olbermann for his absurd comments about Scott Brown, but defends a gaggle of other conservatives.

Good lord. The Democrats are in big, big trouble.

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More weird science from the U.N. global warming scientists.

Apparently the new battle cry for global warming activists goes something like “Even if the data’s wrong, the overall theory is right.”

This idea was reinforced in a CNN report that said, “The U.N.’s leading panel on climate change has apologized for misleading data published in a 2007 report that warned Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.” Apparently those facts guesses were “poorly substantiated” and “well-established standards of evidence were not applied properly.”

Now in the old fashioned days of real science even a high school science paper required that facts be “substantiated” and “applied properly” or you had to start all over again from scratch. Not so in today’s U.N. mad scientist “we don’t need no stinking facts” world.

The CNN story continued: “Despite the admission, the IPCC reiterated its concern about the dangers melting glaciers present in a region that is home to more than one-sixth of the world’s population.” And then the spin on facts begins. “Speaking at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi Wednesday, the IPCC chairman, Rajendra Pachauri admitted errors had been made but said it was not an excuse to question the legitimacy of all global warming science.”

“Theoretically, let’s say we slipped up on one number, I don’t think it takes anything away from the overwhelming scientific evidence of what’s happening with the climate of this earth,” he said, according to Agence France-Presse.”

Apparently the controversy began because “The IPCC statement on Himalayan glaciers, which was based on information from a 2005 report by the World Wildlife Fund, was in turn gleaned from an article that appeared in the popular UK science journal, The New Scientist in June 1999.”

We are guessing that it left out the part were “The New Scientist” heard it from this scientist at a bar, who heard it from a guy he knew at work, who read it somewhere on the Internet.

Let’s just say the IPCC is full of crap. And we don’t mean theoretically.

Source: CNN

– Written by Patrick Michael

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