Meet ‘Necromancer’, The Colorado Biker Fighting ISIS

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If our government will not do the job, our people may just step up and do it.

Via NY Post:

A blond biker from Colorado who calls himself “Necromancer” has been voluntarily waging war against ISIS in Iraq — where he has become notorious for his “ferocity and determination on the battlefield.”

“I’m here for the people, nobody else,” Mickey told the Daily Beast as he puffed on a cigar during an interview in Doquq, a town south of Kirkuk.
“I’m here for all of those who want to live a peaceful life that has been deprived to them by ISIS,” he added. “I don’t care about politics or religion. That’s not what I’m here for.”

One of many volunteers in the Middle East battling the Islamic State, Mickey — whose real first name is Michael but whose last name was withheld — had traveled to the Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq last year, according to the Daily Beast.

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Democrat Joe Manchin: “Reid’s Leadership Did Not Work”

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Truth.

Via The Hill:

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) leadership when Democrats controlled the Senate did not work, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday.

“Well first of all, Harry’s a good man,” Manchin, who just announced he will run for reelection, said while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “His leadership and the things he thought would work did not. So with that, you just move on.”
Reid was majority leader until earlier this year. He has said he does not intend to run for reelection in 2016 and will be replaced in leadership by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Manchin, a moderate, said that with Republicans in control of the upper chamber, he now has the opportunity to work with the majority to get legislation passed.

“But me walking away, I think, would be much worse when I have a chance to make a difference,” he said. “I’m in the middle now, they’re looking for somebody in the middle, they need six of me to make something work.”

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Lindsay Graham: “I Believe Climate Change Is Real”, But At Least I Don’t Support Cap And Trade…

Oh well, gee, thanks Lindsay…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he believes “climate change is real,” but he rejects the cap and trade solution proposed by former Vice President Al Gore.

“I believe climate change is real, but I reject the cap and trade solution of … of Al Gore. He’s made a religion. It’s a problem,” he said.

Gore’s proposed cap and trade system would penalize companies for exceeding carbon emissions limits. Last month, Gore said politicians who deny that climate change is an “accepted science” should pay a price.

Host Chris Wallace noted that in his home state of South Caroline, Graham is running fourth behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas). He asked if Graham was too far in the center of nondefense issues to win the Republican presidential nomination.

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Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani Says “A Man Has To Be A Man” In The Way They Dress; Promptly Pisses Off Sensitive Gay Men…

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And the outrage machine churns in 3…2…1…

Via Independent UK:

Giorgio Armani, the 80-year-old fashion designer and billionaire, has criticised the way some gay men choose to dress.

Armani told The Sunday Times Magazine: “A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual.

“When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme – to say: ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ – that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man.”

His remarks went down pretty badly with some Twitter users.

In the same interview, Armani said that the current vogue for super-muscular male bodies is not to his taste either. “I don’t like muscle boy,” he said. “Not too much gym! I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much.”

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The Running Club Where Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Take Strides Together

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Via Time Magazine:

The members of ” 415 Strong” are running the Boston marathon on Monday, two years after the terrorist attack that changed all of their lives.

The members of the 415 Strong running group have little in common in their day-to-day lives. There’s a man who owns a small business, a teacher who does volunteer work in her spare time, a woman who works in real estate.

Some of them have kids and others aren’t thinking about starting a family. Some enjoy running, while others never could have pictured themselves running for four hours without stopping.

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Wisconsin’s Shame: The Terror Of Its Attacks On Conservatives, “I Thought It Was A Home Invasion”

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Is this America?

Via National Review:

Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking.

The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door.

“I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.

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Maine School Under Fire For Transgender Kindergarten Lesson…

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As it should be…

Via EAG News:

KITTERY, Maine – Officials at Mitchell Primary School are apologizing after a book about a transgender child was read to most of the school’s K-3 students.

“We have a practice of if a topic is considered sensitive, parents should be informed,” superintendent Allyn Hutton told SeaCoastOnline.com.

“In this situation, that didn’t happen. The whole culture at Mitchell School is about teaching tolerance and respect. The people presenting the lesson thought (the book) was one more piece of teaching that lesson.

“In retrospect, we understand that toleration is tolerating people of all opinions,” Hutton said.

Criticism flooded the district after Fox News host Sean Hannity posted about the lesson on his website, prompted by a Mitchell school mother who was angry she wasn’t given advanced warning that teachers were reading students the book “I am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, the news site reports.

The book details the struggles of a child “with a boy’s body and a girl’s brain,” who eventually finds a doctor that tells the family the boy is a transgender.

From the book’s description on Amazon.com:

“From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.”

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Poll: Nearly Half Of Voters Now Think Muslims View The US As Their Enemy…

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Uhh, what took everyone so damn long?

Via Rasmussen:

The number of voters who believe terrorists are winning the fight against the United States and its allies continues to grow, while views of Muslims in general and U.S. relations with the Islamic world have worsened.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s down from the 33% measured in March, but still above findings for most of last year. But now 39% think the terrorists are winning the war, up from 33% in the previous survey and the highest level of pessimism since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Twenty-five percent (25%) say neither side is winning. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Confidence in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts hit a high of 62% in February 2009 just after President Obama’s inauguration, then steadily deteriorated until the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 when it rebounded into the 50s. But it had been trending steadily down for most of the past two years.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now believe most Muslims worldwide view the United States as an enemy, up from 39% earlier this year and tying the highest level last measured in August 2013. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say most Muslims around the world do not view America as an enemy. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.

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CNN’s LZ Granderson: Boy, This Group Of 2016 GOP Candidates Sure Looks Like An “Intolerant Field”…

Wow, that’s some deep, insightful, original, ground-breaking commentary that’s never been heard before…

Via Newsbusters:

On Sunday’s This Week, several members of the show’s political panel took some cheap shots at the GOP and CNN contributor LZ Granderson argued that the 2016 GOP presidential contenders look like an “intolerant field.”

The anti-GOP discussion started with political commentator Cokie Roberts proclaiming that the GOP may have 19 potential presidential candidates, but they “don’t appeal to diverse America.”

After Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, defended the Republican’s chances of winning the White House in 2016, liberal commentator LZ Granderson eagerly trashed the “intolerant” GOP field:

“The truth of the matter is is that for a lot of millennials, young people, diverse America as you said, people haven’t brought this issue up so far today, but the fact of the matter is, is that the Republican field still looks like an intolerant field.

The truth of the matter is is that for a lot of millennials, young people, diverse America as you said, people haven’t brought this issue up so far today, but the fact of the matter is, is that the Republican field still looks like an intolerant field.

And we saw that during what was going on with Indiana and this religious right bill that’s really just an anti-gay bill. Young Americans are going to walk into the polls, walk into the booth and ask themselves, am I going to vote for discrimination or am I not going to vote for discrimination. And that is one of the reasons why the GOP continues to struggle to win the general election because they keep holding on to this image and politics of discrimination and exclusion and not inclusion.

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WaPo Reporter Imprisoned In Iran Charged With Four Crimes Including Espionage And “Collaborating With Hostile Governments”…

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Screwed from the beginning…as everyone already knew.

Via Washington Examiner:

A Washington Post reporter is being charged by Iran’s Revolutionary Court with crimes that include “collaborating with hostile governments” and “propaganda against the establishment.”

Jason Rezaian, who has been imprisoned in Iran since July 2014, has also been charged this week with espionage, the Post reported Monday, citing Rezaian’s lawyer in Tehran.

One example of Rezaian’s alleged contact with a “hostile government” includes a letter he wrote to President Obama. The indictment brought against Rezaian, who holds dual Iranian and U.S. citizenship, charges that he collected sensitive information regarding Iranian “internal and foreign policy” and then later handed it over to “individuals with hostile intent.”

The Post learned of the charges from a statement provided by Rezaian’s family and lawyer. The Revolutionary Court, which normally hears cases involving national security issues, has not yet formally announced the details of case against the Post bureau chief.

“The grave charges against Jason that Iran has now disclosed could not be more ludicrous,” the Post’s executive editor Martin Baron said in a statement following news of the details of the indictment. “It is absurd and despicable to assert, as Iran’s judiciary is now claiming, that Jason’s work first as a freelance reporter and then as The Post’s Tehran correspondent amounted to espionage or otherwise posed any threat to Iranian national security.”

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Egypt’s Grand Mufti Meeting With Leaders In Europe To Clarify Facts About “True Islam”…

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“True Islam” by all definitions what Saudi Arabia practices, where the sole governing document is the Koran. The above picture showing a woman being publicly beheaded by Saudi authorities sums “true Islam” up nicely.

Via Daily News Egypt:

Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam, headed to Europe Sunday in efforts to clarify and explain the facts about “true Islam”, with the aim of combating extremist ideologies.

Allam leads Dar Al-Ifta, Egypt’s foremost religious authority for issuing fatwas (religious edicts).

Allam is scheduled to have high-level meetings with political and executive leaders in Europe, including the Dutch Foreign Minister. He will also visit the Dutch Parliament and the French Senate.

The meetings come within the efforts to modify the image of Islam, which the Mufti believes has been distorted by “terrorist groups”. The Grand Mufti reiterated his condemnation of radical Islam and extremism on several occasions, as the ideologies of radical Islam are on the rise, especially with the spread of “Islamic State” (IS) and its affiliates worldwide.

The Middle East is witnessing a string of the rising Islamist groups in countries including Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

With the radical Islamist groups regularly posting pictures and videos while beheading and killing people, in addition to attacks in Western countries, one of the most prominent of which was on the French Charlie Hebdo magazine in January, several anti-Islamist movements emerged in Western countries. There has also being a string of violent attacks against Muslims.

Dar Al-Ifta repeatedly condemned and emphasised in several statements that Muslims living in the West “are part and parcel of the European society and are citizens who enjoy full rights and obligations”.

Redemption: Tim Tebow Will Get Another Shot In The NFL With The Eagles…

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Love him or hate him, this man has no quit in him.

Via NYT:

Reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are about to sign Tim Tebow raise a host of questions: How will Tebow fare after two years away from the game? What role does Coach Chip Kelly have in mind for him? Will he be embraced by the tough fans?

But the most conspicuous is this: Just how many quarterbacks do the Eagles need?

It is one thing to stockpile receivers or defensive backs. But teams can use only one quarterback at a time, and sometimes having even two candidates for starter can lead to a controversy that eats up a team. Now the Eagles have five quarterbacks, three of whom have started N.F.L. games.

But in another twist, precisely zero of the five could be considered proven, successful N.F.L. starters.

Tebow’s signing is another of the curious, news-making moves made this off-season by Kelly, including letting go of the team’s starting quarterback, best running back and best receiver.

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Concealed Carrying Uber Driver Takes Down Gunman Firing At Innocent Civilians In Chicago…

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Even better ending? No chargers will be filed against the driver.

Via Daily Caller:

An Uber driver in Chicago with a concealed carry license defended himself and a group of pedestrians against a man who opened fire on a crowded street Friday night, a state attorney said in court on Sunday.

Assistant State Attorney Barry Quinn said that 22-year-old Everardo Custodio began shooting at a group of pedestrians shortly before midnight Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The group was passing in front of a vehicle occupied by an unnamed 47-year-old Uber driver.

The driver, who has a state-issued firearm owner’s identification card, pulled out a shotgun and fired six times, hitting Custodio in the shin, knee and lower back, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police responded quickly and found Custodio lying in the middle of the street. The Uber driver stayed on the scene and provided a statement to police.

The driver does not face charges as, according to Quinn, he “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others.”

Custodio’s gun was recovered at the scene. He is still in the hospital and faces charges of aggravated assault and unlawful weapons charges.

A spokeswoman for Uber told the Sun-Times that the driver had just dropped off a passenger when Custodio began shooting. The company plans to interview the driver and his passenger. His Uber profile is still active.

Had Friday’s incident occurred just a little more than a year ago, the Uber driver would likely face weapons charges of his own…

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HHS Announces An Additional $201 Million To Pay For Obamacare Navigators…

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Ughhh…

Via TWS:

The system of federal and state “exchanges” or “marketplaces” that offer health insurance through the Affordable Care Act lean heavily on “navigators” to guide consumers in their choices. Organizations such as community health centers, legal aid societies, social service groups, church groups and even Planned Parenthood chapters have received grants in the past to serve in this capacity. Now the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $201 million in grants to be made available for navigators over the next three years.

Until now, grants have been awarded on an annual basis. This time around, HHS is planning to change the “project period” from 12 to 36 months. Tricia Brooks of Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families is enthusiastic about this change. Writing at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms blog (CHIRblog), Brooks says:

But what really excited me about the notice – drumroll please – is that, in the supporting statement, CMS signaled its intent to provide three years of funding in the next round of navigator grants. Extending the length of the funding period is important to build stability in enrollment assistance programs. No longer will individual navigators have to put their resume on the street at the end of the grant year, just in case. Three-year funding periods will enable navigator entities to recruit and retain permanent, professional consumer assisters and assure high quality assistance for consumers.

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Open Letter From Mother Of First Navy Seal To Die In Iraq To Gen Martin Dempsey

So many sacrificed to free Iraq, and Obama has thrown that hard-won victory and sacrifice away.

Via Fox News:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey responded to reports that Ramadi, Iraq is on the verge of an Islamic State today by describing Ramadi as “not symbolic in any way.” In an open letter, Debbie Lee, whose son Marc was the first Navy SEAL casualty in Ramadi, responded to his remarks today.

I am shaking and tears are flowing down my cheeks as I watch the news and listen to the insensitive, pain inflicting comments made by you in regards to the fall of Ramadi.

“The city itself is not symbolic in any way”? Oh, really? Are you willing to meet with me and with the families who have lost a son, daughter, husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandson, or teammate?

My son Marc Lee was the first Navy SEAL who sacrificed his life in Ramadi Iraq Aug 2, 2006. His blood is still in that soil and forever will be. Remember that was when so many of our loved ones were taken from us. You said that “it’s not been declared part of the caliphate on one hand or central to the future of Iraq.” My son and many others gave their future in Ramadi. Ramadi mattered to them. Many military analysts say that as goes Ramadi so goes Iraq.

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Feds Arrest 6 In California And Minnesota As Part Of ISIS Terror Probe

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Just random folk, nothing to see here…

Via Fox News:

Federal authorities said late Sunday that they had arrested six people in Minnesota and California in connection with an investigation into young men who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight alongside ISIS.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota said the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. A spokesman for the Minneapolis FBI office confirmed the number of people arrested. No further details were available about the identities of the suspects or the specific charges they faced.

KMSP reported that at least three of the arrests happened in Minneapolis and at least one took place in San Diego. The station reported that three of the men arrested in Minneapolis were already known to authorities.

According to the report, the three traveled with a fourth man, 19-year-old Hamza Ahmed, to New York by bus last November, intending to go to Syria. All four were prevented from boarding a flight to Istanbul at JFK International Airport. In February, Ahmed was indicted for lying to the FBI during a terrorism investigation, conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, and attempting to provide material support. He has pleaded not guilty.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio In Secret Bid To Become Democratic Pick In 2016

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Corrupocrat vs. Comrade in the ultimate leftist throw down…

Via NY Post:

Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post.

De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “Draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40 years ago.

Standing ready to back de Blasio against Clinton, said the operative, is the state’s small but influential Working Families Party, which has strong ties to de Blasio and is funded by some of the nation’s most powerful labor unions.

Earlier this year, the New York-based WFP urged Massachusetts Senator and Wall Street-bashing “progressive’’ favorite Elizabeth Warren to challenge Clinton and run for president — but she has repeatedly said she won’t do so.

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2014 – Year Of The Big Fat Union Boss

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Fat pockets filled by fleecing the faithful followers.

Via Fox News:

Union bosses known for bashing the rich are often millionaires themselves, paid with dues taken from workers’ paychecks.

Laborers’ International Union of North America president Terry O’Sullivan, who was paid $670,403 in 2014, slammed Charles and David Koch and other critics of big government in a speech last July.

“Today’s Republican party has been hijacked, poisoned and taken over by a bunch of Tea Party maggots,” O’Sullivan shouted. “These anti-union, anti-worker bastards are not only crazy, they’re mean!”

When it comes to taking a huge paycheck from workers he claims to protect, O’Sullivan is in good company. Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the International Association of Machinists and other powerful unions have done the same for years.

America’s union membership rate is in the midst of a decades’-long decline, but labor union officials always seem to get paid. In 2013, 472 union officers and employees were paid more than $250,000 each.

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Latest White House Intruder Arrested After Climbing Fence With Suspicious Package

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Via Fox News:

An intruder carrying a suspicious package was arrested late Sunday after climbing the White House fence.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told Fox News that the fence-climber was immediately taken into custody by uniformed officers. The incident took place at around 10:25 p.m. on the south side of the White House complex. The south side faces the National Mall.

Leary told The Washington Post, which first reported the incident, that the intruder’s package was examined and found to be harmless. No identifying information about the intruder was immediately available.

The Secret Service has come under intense scrutiny in recent months after a series of security lapses and other embarrassing incidents. This past September, a man with a knife was able to jump the White House fence and get inside the presidential residence. And on March 4, two agents drove a government-issued car near a bomb investigation at the White House after reportedly drinking earlier in the night at an employee send-off party.

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Empty Chairs Honor 168 Victims Killed In OKC Bombing 20 Years Ago

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R.I.P.

Via NY Post:

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

Biggs has the same job once held by her mother, Dr. Margaret L. “Peggy” Clark, as a food safety veterinarian at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She interacts often with some of the people who worked with and recall her mother’s professionalism.

“I remember her spirit and her dedication,” Biggs said as she and other family members gathered around an empty chair adorned with flowers in a field of empty chairs designed to memorialize the victims of the April 19, 1995 bombing.

“It’s wonderful to see that people still remember and still care,” Biggs said.

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