Kicking gravities ass

Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

“It was one thing, the promise he made every single day at every single speech. Forget the fact that he’s digging his own grave. The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.” – Ann Coulter; Sean Hannity with boobs but bigger balls, the Fairy godmother of the Deplorable base, and every 16-year-old MAGA boys self-abuse fantasy

I am the same height today that I was when I was 13 years old or at least I used to be. I like to say that I “peaked” in middle school. I was the tallest of all of my friends at six feet. My athletic skills in football, basketball and track were unstoppable. I wore a peach-fuzz mustache, and had thick, black hair down to my shoulders. I was a middle school stud. And girls, well let me tell you, they saw right through me. I might have been tall, dark and handsome but I was still just a 13-year-old with pimples on my face that picked his nose, scratched his ass and acted like I was 10 most of the time.

But when I went to the doctor last month and got on the scales (I am going to skip that part of the discussion) and had my height checked I was no longer 72 inches tall but 70 inches, that would be 5 foot 10 inches tall. I told the nurse she had made a mistake and to please check again. This time I straightened my back, titled my head up and gained a half of an inch, 5 feet, 10 and half inches tall.

Look, I realize that 58 years of gravity will beat you down or as John Mayer likes to sing “Gravity is working against me, and gravity wants to bring me down” so imagine my surprise when I heard that “our” President, the ignoble Donald Trump had actually grown an inch at 72 years of age. During his physical last year it was “reported” that he weighed a spindly 239 pounds and was now a breathtaking six-foot three inches tall! All previous reports had his height at 6’ 2” and now, remarkably, he became the only man on the planet with the ability to defy the physics of gravity? Certainly an incredible achievement and one, in the minds of his Deplorable base, worthy of leading this great country.

Think about it from his MAGA red hat wearing bases perspective, if The Donald can kick gravities ass who or what out there can stop him?

His latest physical noted that he had gained a few extra pounds, now a scrawny 243 which in itself is hilarious but he was still kicking gravities ass at 6’ 3”. Last night Rachel Maddow showed pictures of Trump standing next to people who really were 6’ 3” and as you would guess Trump was noticeably, and I do mean noticeably shorter than they were. My favorite comparison Rachel offered was Drump standing between the Obama’s, Barack at 6’ 1” and Michelle at 5’ 11”. Even with three inches of air under that dead, blond squirrel he calls hair and the elevator shoes he wears he is barely, BARLEY, hitting the high water mark of six feet tall and believe me that would only happen with a full moon at high tide.

So why is this important? It seems like such a silly and innocuous concern, right? Here is the thing though, if Trump is willing to go to such great lengths of convincing not only himself but the world that he really is 6’ 3” (which he isn’t) and weighs only 243 pounds (which defies w = mg) then how can we believe him that the investigations about Russia, his inauguration, his foundation, his campaign, collusion, obstruction of justice, etc. aren’t real? We can’t and we don’t have too.

I realize his “supporters” are a dimwitted lot, which honestly is being overly kind and gracious. They truly believe The Donald is the second coming of the white Jesus, the one they have been waiting for since that swarthy Muslim man ruined this country for them. But good heavens how stupid, and white, do you have to be to allow an almost six-foot tall, 290 pound, 72-year-old con man convince you that he is making MAGA while he raises your taxes, increases the deficit, pollutes our air and water, and increases the cost of milk, bread and beer. How stupid do you have to be? It’s a rhetorical question. The vast majority of us already know the answer.

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A Dogs Life-#4 update- A Eulogy

Way back in June of 2016 I wrote a post I titled A Dogs Life-#4 about the two current dogs in my life. In this post I wrote about my 100 + pound regal Rhodesian Ridgeback and my special girl, that I described as “homely” because she was. Was……..

This morning, I had my special, homely girl euthanized or “put to sleep” as we prefer to call it in the South.

For the last couple of days she had been acting very pokey. At first I just chalked it up to her going into heat. In the past she would get a little snippy during her cycle and as she has gotten older a little meaner. But it typically didn’t last long so after three days I became concerned.

By the fourth day she had become very lethargic so we took her to the vet. After a battery of test, x-rays and $700 I knew no more about what was wrong with her than I did before I walked in the door of the veterinary clinic. The Doctor gave her some fluids, and a sedative to help her sleep and home we went hoping that after some rest she would be back to her old self terrorizing chipmunks in the backyard.

Unfortunately when I checked on her this morning she had gone down hill dramatically. She was suffering although I wasn’t sure it was from pain, maybe it was, but I think it was more out of frustration. Frustration that she wasn’t bugging the shit out of her big brother or chasing squirrels around the yard. Frustration that she just didn’t feel like her old bad ass self.

After I had to put Dog #3 down I promised myself that I wouldn’t get so emotionally attached to “just a dog” ever again. Well this morning I broke that promise. As I drove her to the vet, crying like a baby listening to her moan in the backseat, I knew in my heart that she wasn’t coming back with me.

Yes she was a homely little girl and a pain in the ass most days digging holes and driving everyone nuts. But she was also the smartest dog I have ever owned and today, after 11 years of being the Queen of our backyard she is gone.

I held her paw, as she quietly slipped away this morning. I told her to have a safe trip and I thanked her. For the unconditional love she gave us. The kind of love only a stray can offer, thankful for a home and a family. The kind of love that none of us deserves and take for granted until its gone and today I experienced another hard gone. I am sure there will be more but I was surprised how much this one hurt. She was after all “just a dog'”

Rest in peace my special friend. The squirrels won’t miss you but your family does and will.

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They’ve never heard anything like what Trump’s talking about.

A great article from Vox: Trump claimed women were gagged with tape. Then Border Patrol tried to find some evidence.

An internal email, sent 2 weeks after Trump started making the claim, asked agents for “any information” about what Trump was describing.

It’s become a staple of President Donald Trump’s riffs on the horrors of the US-Mexico border, something he knows by heart so well that he doesn’t even need it scripted on a teleprompter: Human traffickers gag women with tape so they can’t even breathe before packing them into vans and driving them across the border illegally.

But two weeks after Trump had started talking about tape-gagged women — when a January 17 Washington Post article had questioned the claim — a top Border Patrol official had to email agents to ask if they had “any information” that the claim was actually true.

The email, shown to Vox by a source within Border Patrol, was sent as a “request for information” by an assistant Border Patrol chief, apparently on behalf of the office of Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan (referred to internally as “C-1”). It asked agents to reply within less than two hours with “any information (in any format)” regarding claims of tape-gagged women — and even linked to the Post article “for further info.”

Vox’s source indicated that they and others in their sector hadn’t heard anything that would back up Trump’s claims, but wasn’t sure if agents in other sectors had provided information. However, no one from the Trump administration has come forward to offer evidence for the claim, either before or after the internal Border Patrol email was sent. (Customs and Border Protection did not respond to a request for comment.)

The text of the email, whose subject line was “Quick Turnaround: RFI taped-up women smuggled into the U.S.,” is as follows:

All,

We require your assistance on a quick turnaround for C-1.

Please forward any information that you may have (in any format) regarding claims “that traffickers tie up and silence women with tape before illegally driving them through the desert from Mexico to the United States in the backs of cars and windowless vans.” Reference the news article below for further info.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/17/trumps-stories-taped-up-women-smuggled-into-us-are-divorced-reality-experts-say/?utm_term=.aa7fc9337070

We require this information to be submitted to BPHQG2 by 1200 EST.

V/R,

Armando Sianez — Acting Assistant Chief
US Border Patrol Headquarters

It’s not clear where Trump’s getting his information — but it doesn’t appear to be through official intelligence

Donald Trump’s rhetoric about the border is built on a lie: the idea that the US-Mexico border is a lawless place where American citizens are constantly in grave danger, and where criminals are able to smuggle drugs and people without any risk of apprehension. That big picture — as Vox and the rest of the media has made clear again and again — bears very little resemblance to the truth.

But the claim about women gagged with tape and packed into vans has attracted particular attention because it’s quickly become a centerpiece of Trump’s rhetoric — according to the Post, as of Friday he’d made 10 references to it in 22 days — without anyone knowing exactly where Trump got it from.

Border experts have told the Post and other reporters that they’ve never heard anything like what Trump’s talking about.

But it’s extremely hard to prove that such things have never happened — especially because the president has access to classified information that experts speaking to journalists do not.

That’s where traditional fact-checking tends to run into a wall. While journalists might suspect that Trump is making things up, it’s possible that he’s just repeating something he heard in a briefing (or, less plausibly, read in an intelligence report) that wasn’t open to the public.

The internal Border Patrol email provided to Vox, however, makes that seem a lot less likely.

Requests for information to the field usually aren’t made to get information backing up particular claims — much less claims being made by the president, and much less claims the president had been making for, at that point, two weeks. The implication of the email is that — after CBP had already been asked for evidence by the Post and declined comment— high-level border officials didn’t have any evidence they could point to to prove that Trump was telling the truth.

It’s possible that Trump got his intel from another agency — such as Homeland Security Investigations, which is part of ICE — and that CBP simply didn’t know anything about it (which would raise its own set of questions about inter-agency intelligence-sharing).

But that possibility is much less likely than the possibility that Trump heard something that wasn’t actual intelligence, and repeated it as truth.

As the Post points out, Trump started talking about tape gags the day after a meeting with representatives of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents. It’s possible that the claims first came up in that meeting. (NBPC did not respond to Vox’s request for comment.) If that’s true, union officials were talking about things that the management of their agency knew nothing about.

That could mean that Border Patrol management is simply out of touch with the realities of the border.

Or it could mean that one of Trump’s favorite border riffs is a piece of thirdhand gossip that Border Patrol had to scramble to back up.

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What about?!?!?!?!

“If Roger Stone was indicted for lying to Congress, what about the lying done by Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lisa Page & lover, Baker and soooo many others? What about Hillary to FBI and her 33,000 deleted Emails? What about Lisa & Peter’s deleted texts & Wiener’s laptop? Much more!” – Trump tweet 1-26-19

I freely admit that I love reading the comments posted on the Orange Dons Facebook and Twitter account by his misguided sheep. There is absolutely no doubt that they LOVE their President and there is also absolutely no doubt that if you asked them “why” they couldn’t articulate the reason in a rational way to save their life.

So let me stop for a second and let Deplorable nation catch-up;

ar·tic·u·late – express (an idea or feeling) fluently and coherently.

Look, no one has ever accused Trump of being an intellectual giant. The hard truth is this, he is an a one dumbass that just happens to a member of the lucky sperm club. If Trumps Daddy had been poor he would have been just another fat, blowhard, bully with a bad comb over probably working as a security guard at a nursing home. Instead, he is rich failure that just happens to be President, for a little while.

But despite the fact that Trump loves to talk about how smart he is, and that he uses only the best (limited) words the average human, of average intelligence can tell, very quickly, he really isn’t. Sniffy has what I would call “rich boy smarts” meaning, he has seen the world, been in deals because of his Daddy’s money but when he screwed something up bad enough he had the money, and the lawyers to bail him out of it.

What I find most sad about a man like Trump, a man with resources most of us would die to have at our disposable is his inability to learn and his lack of interest in learning. The truth about Trump is this, he has been a failure for all of his adult life, and stealing a presidential election hasn’t and won’t change that. What he and his base deem as a successful life is simply what I have an issue with.

I personally measure success on a human level as opposed to the way Trump and his Neanderthals do. They prefer the “my dick is bigger than your dick” method or for the homophobic Neanderthals which I assume all of them are, “my bass boat is bigger than your bass boat”. These simpletons elected Trump because he claimed he was “successful” and he had campaign slogans that were easy to remember and could be bought on t-shirts or beer koozie. But guess what? Despite the t-shirts, hats, and election he is still a failure and a dumbass.

So rather than admit failure, incompetence, buffoonery, crimes and corruption what does Trump and base do? What about?! What about Hillary, Comey, Brennan, Clapper……. Literally what about everyone else except Trump, “don’t look at us, look over there”. This amoral piece of shit is a dismal failure not only as a President but as a human being. But here is thing, the obvious question you would think someone with the average IQ of dog shit would think to ask, if Trump, or the people in his orbit did nothing wrong then why are all of them willing to go to jail for lying about it?

Here is the “what about” we can all seek our teeth into, for Trump to be truly innocent the members of his campaign had to decide to meet with the Russians without his knowledge and then each one of them chose to lie about it without his knowledge or approval. What about that?

 

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Witch Hunt

Bruce Plante Cartoon: Trump and the Witch Hunt

I don’t know about you but this appears to me to be the most successful “WITCH HUNT” the world has ever seen. Yes is seems that Robert Mueller and his 13 or 17 “Angry Democrats” are slowly but surely riding the elevator to the top floor of Trump Tower. And guess who is up there? Junior, Ivanka, Jared, and the gloomy fat man himself with the cotton candy hair.

Let’s take a moment and review the six Trump “witches” the Mueller probe has snared to date;

  1. George Papadopoulos-a former member of Trump’s foreign policy advisory panel later referred to as a “coffee boy” by team Trump.
  2. Michael Flynn- Trump’s oh so brief (21 days) National Security Advisor. Who everybody, and I do mean everybody, said run Forrest run away from. He didn’t.
  3. Paul Manafort- Trumps campaign chairman. “Gosh we hardly knew him!”
  4. Rick Gates- Manafort’s right hand man and later Trump’s campaign manager. “I met a Bill but not a Rick.”
  5. Michael Cohen- Trump’s lawyer and “Fixer”. The guy who once said he would take a bullet for Trump and is now worried about a bullet coming from the Trump Mafia.
  6. And the latest; the warm, the fuzzy, the arrogant, and egomaniac Roger Stone. The guy with a tattoo of Tricky Dicky Nixon on his back. The guy who, out of all the people listed above, has been in The Donald’s orbit the longest, almost 50 years.

Look I know this seems to be taking forever and it would also appear that we, the American people, are paying a very heavy price for having this old, moldy tangerine remain in power but here is the thing we need all of the dirt, all of the crimes, and all of the corruption that Trump has directed and been involved in to come to the surface. Why? Because his base, those 35 to 40% that are still duct taped to him, needs to be whittled down to 20-25%.

Thankfully Trump is helping us accomplish that. As people suffer during this shutdown, and the hardships are rampant, the “Great Negotiator” is hiding in his bedroom tweeting about CNN and MSNBC, which he says he never watches, Crooked Hillary and coming up with catchy slogans like “BUILD THE WALL AND CRIME WILL FALL”, coming soon to a $30 t-shirt near you, as his poll numbers sink.

In the meantime, as Donald Brump shelters in place for another weekend away from Mar-a-Lago in his dark, lonely and very isolated room, with just his bank of televisions and his public relations weapon of choice, twitter, to keep him company it is up to Trumps family and administration to carry the MAGA torch, and oh what a marvelous job they are doing;

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross-Why can’t federal workers just get a loan?

Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow-Federal employees are showing up for work as volunteers.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders- Roger Stone who? What about Hillary Clinton and James Comey?

And my favorite;

Daughter in-law Lara Trump-Come on, this shutdown is just causing a little bit of pain.

This shutdown has absolutely nothing to do with Trumps ego wall (who’s going to pay for it?) and everything to do with his and Rudy’s demented three “D’s” strategy to deflect, divert and distract. If building this wall and us paying for it instead of Mexico was really that important to him why didn’t he push it through when he had a Republican majority in both houses? Why? Deflect, divert and distract.

I know I have been saying that the end is near for a longtime and I still firmly believe that. But when it comes, and it is coming, I want it to be definitive, destructive, and debilitating (my three “D’s”) for Trump and his family. I want the few sane and the rational Deplorables to have no doubt in their minds that they made the wrong choice in supporting this piece of shit. Will we get 100% of them? Oh hell no. Even Richard Nixon, as he was boarding the helicopter to leave the White House in shame had his supporters (25%). I want that same kind of shame for Trump.

He declares on his company website that the Trump name “redefines what is meant by luxury living, built to be the absolute best in the world.” For the next generation of Americans (not the old, white, fat people living in Florida and South Carolina today) I want the Trump name to stand for greed, corruption, dishonesty, deceit, hate, intolerance, and evil. Thankfully for the vast majority of Americans Trumps name holds no golden luster. It didn’t in the beginning because we were smart enough to see through his bullshit and slowly but surely many more will join us. I promise. And if they don’t we will be okay. Old white men can’t live forever even those with bad spray tans and a dead squirrel on their head.

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Red meat for the base

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Trump has had a busy day feeding his idiot base pounds of red meat:

“AMERICA FIRST!”

“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

“Never seen the Republican Party so unified. No “Cave” on the issue of Border and National Security. A beautiful thing to see, especially when you hear the new rhetoric spewing from the mouths of the Democrats who talk Open Border, High Taxes and Crime. Stop Criminals & Drugs now!”

“Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!”

“Another big Caravan heading our way. Very hard to stop without a Wall!”

““It’s the Democrats keeping everything closed.” @JimInhofe So true!”

“Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid. Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her “big donors” in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!”

And my favorite;

“Border rancher: “We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal.” Washington Examiner People coming across the Southern Border from many countries, some of which would be a big surprise.”

Seriously? Freaking prayer rugs? Redman pouches and empty Budweiser cans I would believe but prayer rugs? Gaslighting!

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in individuals or members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and truths. In Trumps case, that “targeted group” is his base, those Fox News watching, white people loving, under educated crackers who don’t know their fat, white ass from a hole in the ground. If this sounds like the kind of propaganda Hitler and the Nazi’s used in the 1930’s, it is. It’s simpleton shit to feed simpleton minds filled with code words, catch phrases, repetition and fear, oh so much fear. But just remember how it worked out for old Adolf and his cast of merry men in the end.

For 24 months, Trump, his family, his GOP henchmen, Fox News junkies, and brainwashed Deplorables have all blamed Big Don’s troubles on one thing and one thing only, anger. We, the 65%, the Democrats, the liberals, the over-educated, the bleeding hearts, the city people are angry about Donald Trump winning. Angry that he beat Hillary Clinton. Angry that he is so much smarter than we are. Angry that he is richer than we are. Angry that he just wants to MAGA, a trademark he registered way back in 2012 by the way.

Yup, all of this Russian stuff, collusion, porn star payoffs, election fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, all of the 17 investigations (that we know of) that Trump (Individual 1) is named in are just simply, wait for it, a witch hunt, fake news, anger, jealousy, envy, spite because Hillary Clinton lost and Trump won the greatest, most historic, and powerful election the world has ever known (how the orange oaf describes it).

There is no doubt in my mind that this piece of shit is going down the only question that remains is who and what will he take down with him. I also have no doubt that unlike Adolf Hitler, who shot himself in the head like a coward rather than face the world for his crimes against humanity, Trump will not “go gentle into that good night”. His narcissism simply won’t allow it and neither will his mindless base. They will not only expect but require him to fight to the bitter end and I can assure you part of that fight will include violence which Trump will call for and encourage because in the end Donald Trump, like Hitler, is also a coward.

 

 

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“Just watch!” Oh we are. We all are.

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“Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze! Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. After the rigged & botched Crooked Hillary investigation, where she was interviewed on July 4th Weekend, not recorded or sworn in, and where she said she didn’t know anything (a lie) the FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!” – Trump’s tweet rage 1-12-19

I know it is hard to keep-up with all of Trump’s shit given how much SHIT he is capable of generating on daily basis but if you remember back in July 2018 I posted this exchange on Russia’s version of “Fox News” about Trump following his job performance review with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland;

Russian Male Host: “It is very bizarre, you can’t bash your own country like that – especially when you’re the President.”

Russian Female Host: “When Trump says our relations are bad because of American foolishness and stupidity, he really smells like an agent of the Kremlin.”

Yes, that really was broadcast on Russia’s state-run television. No fake news there.

This is The New York Times headline that created Trumps recycled and oh so tired  Twitter rage above this morning: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Shortly after Trump fired James Comey he met with several high level Russian diplomats in the oval office, a meeting that the American press was not invited too but one that was open to the Russian press. In that meeting it was reported that Trump told the Russians that he fired that “nut job” Comey and that his ouster relieved “great pressure” on him on the “Russian matter”. How do we know he said that? The Russians Press told us so.

Later, in a national interview with Lester Holt, Trump stated; “I was going to fire Comey. Knowing there was no good time to do it! And in fact when I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.’”

For the last two years I have been preaching that Trump is and has been compromised by the Russians. Honestly, it is easy to see if you aren’t a backwoods, brain-dead Deplorable, Evangelical, or Lindsey Graham. And what the release of this story by The New Times tells me, a story they have been sitting on for well over a year, is that Robert Mueller has or is nearing the completion of the Russian Collusion part of his investigation…….and oh the stories he has left to tell us.

“I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully expect that someday we will have good relations with Russia again!” – Trump tweet 1-12-19 

The Orange Don keeps repeating this same refrain, over and over, that he has been TOUGH (the toughest of ALL Presidents I might add) on Russia but I can’t think of ONE single policy decision he has made (and came up with on his own) that has been detrimental to Russian interests. Can you Mr. or Mrs. Deplorable? Crickets.

The majority of his directives, policies, and speeches have been decidedly pro-Russian. Honestly the propaganda Trump has tried so desperately to sell us (that he is Tough!) sounds like it came straight from Putin’s mouth, “Just tell them this….”.

And now we learn this from The Washington Post: Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

“President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.

Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. U.S. officials learned of Trump’s actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson.”

This shit is getting good comrades. I can’t wait for the movie!

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