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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

folobatuyi ·
It was only a matter of time before this would happen.....both foriegners and the corrupt leaders for the longest have been robbing the soil of the Niger delta without even providing mere basic utilities for the locals...then have the nerves to be surprized!
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I was in Jack and Jill from the age of four until I graduated from high school when you naturally age out. I loved it, still have friends who now live around the country from it. Met people at college and in law school and in my ski club who were also in it. I think is was positive for me, and the kids in it. My kids will be in it, when I have them and I have assisted others in joining it. I am also a Delta, pledged in college at the same chapter my mother pledged at the same college. Jack...
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Re: Spike TV?

whipwrex ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 00Negro: Blind Date is one of my favourite TV shows, so I like it for that, I want to see the show with the rat/Frasier guy though, I think i'm the only black guys that likesFraiser Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. You are not the only black man who likes "Frasier". I am a loyal watcher, been watching since "Cheers". On the subject of Spike Tv, if women can have a channel just for them, then why can't men have the same? I watch tv, has...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

djonmaila ·
You are making a lot of assumptions here. I guess that's the risk I took when I made that post short. Anyway, it looks like I owe you a more detailed explanation of my position, so here we go. The explanation I gave about Africa having simpler societies was the reason that Europe was exporting African slaves to America, and not Africans exporting European slaves there. I am not suggesting that Africans were simple of mind , though many people don't understand the difference. My explanation...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Afroman, now that you and Imaginate have well expelled the disease back to her psych Thorazin shot appointments of which it professed to needing to keep, let's get down to some serious discussion on the true Black/African origin of the Bible. I am pulling this passage from your 'Gospel of Egypt' post. The Akhetaten/Moses connection is the key to understanding the African origin of the Bible. As the article points out Hebrews got their style of writing and disposition from Egypt. The Bible...
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Re: Global Warming May Drive a Million Species Extinct by 2050: Largest Mass Extinction Since Dinosaurs

ricardomath ·
'US climate policy bigger threat to world than terrorism' By Steve Connor, Science Editor 09 January 2004 Tony Blair's chief scientist has launched a withering attack on President George Bush for failing to tackle climate change, which he says is more serious than terrorism. Sir David King, the Government's chief scientific adviser, says in an article today in the journal Science that America, the world's greatest polluter, must take the threat of global warming more seriously. "In my view,...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
sunnubian, OK, show me one instance of a racially-based conclusion about Egypt from the links or the sources that I gave you. If you can't do so, then you have no right to accuse them of racism or prejudice. You're simply calling them racist because they don't agree with you. That's a cheap shot and false on its face. So show me where they are racist. It is not true that the only continent that has had different peoples on it is Africa. This shows that you have much to learn. If you had been...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi again Sun Nubian, you're welcome. Yeah, I hear ya Sun Nubian, 'someone black' would not lift up and laud whiteness. Someone white and demon possessed would as is their nature. Here is a link to a site proving white historians were damnable liars. http://www.wcg.org/wn/98May/black.html As for melesi that thing is psycho incarnate. It admits that it's spawned creator is from a 'petting zoo' and quite frankly, not only did you all well expose the ilk but the ilk is so thrown off of it's...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Afroman, I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments but these guys sure used this opportunity to expose what the Bible would call the 'deceits of the devil.' Let me add, not only was this deceiver recognizably so by it's racist disposition but the reason I have no respect for their vile evil is as Sun Nubian more or less stated, 'they do not come to debate their lies and deceits rather to spout them. They are as the Bible would call them the 'seed of Satan' and their entire disposition...
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Re: Origin of the bible

shebakoby ·
There's a problem with this analysis. The Pharaoh of Moses' time did indeed have a Firstborn Son, who died in the last of the ten plagues. Akhenaton more closely parallels the pharaoh who was living during Joseph's time--especially considering the religious makeover of the times of Akhenaton. Pharaoh in Joseph's time had some pretty compelling dreams and interpretation was only possible through God who used Joseph to accomplish this. It is then entirely likely that Pharaoh went mono...
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Re: Christianity and the Bible

shebakoby ·
This guy you are quoting is a n00b. First of all: The dating is out of whack. It was assumed to be a certain way after Napoleon's scientists checked out the pyramids and stuff. Their assumptions may not be correct. Circumstantial evidence points to Akenaton as being the Pharaoh that JOSEPH knew--400 years prior to the Exodus. (nice coindicence there--a guy comes along with an interpretation of a dream, along with ONE God, and it comes true...so a Pharaoh declares there is ONE God. Hmmmm...)...
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Re: Don't Distract Us From the Main Task

Nmaginate ·
NO! You support his thesis so you should be well acquainted with his position. So you can just offer what it is you think as well as his opinion and save us all the time. That's what this is for. Exchange of information. Since you're not willing to exchange apparently in fear that you can't support your position and/or his then what's the use of you talking. Also... try to comment in context... That would be the honest thing to do... Since it's so easy... Let us have it, Delta?? Let us know...
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Re: Would Bush's FMA Overturn Loving v Virginia

Vox ·
Ricardo, what's up? I think you may be right, and Delta J is wrong. Although I've read where the purpose it to prevent courts from saying that the Constitution requires civil unions (while allowing congress to provide for them), it does seem to me that the wording could allow states to create laws against misce-genenation. If a state were to do that, this amendment could be construed as voiding any court decision that has used a constitutional rationale against miscegenation laws. It is...
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Re: Mankind's Most Vicious Idea

ricardomath ·
Hey Delta, Mankind's Most Vicious Idea? Slavery doesn't even get honorable mention? Sheesh!
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Re: Mankind's Most Vicious Idea

Kevin41 ·
Delta, You ought to really go back and read your posts and listen to yourself....i'll ask again...do you consider yourself a black conservative? You sound crazy as hell trying to excuse the rapist theives that started the capitalist system......and sing their praises.......while giving out sarcasm in terms of black concerns.....take a look at yourself...it is needed.......
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Re: Farrakhan says: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgment

Faheem ·
Wow... Why dont you just say it Delta, you think we are inferior and deserve what has happenb to us. You would rather think we deserve the hell we have received than believe it was done out of sheer evil on the part of whites.
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Re: $5 Million Settlement Ends Case of Tainted Texas Sting

sunnubian ·
"There is ZERO evidence to suggest this happens at all frequently, lets not get your skirt in a bunch over this story. That 96 year old woman KNOWS whose drugs they were, but won't cooperate with law enforcement. Thats NOTHING like this story here." ______________________________________ Well Mississippi Delta, I don't know what world you live in, but this sort of thing DOES happen very often. Just because you it hasn't happened to you, does not mean that it does not happen. I personally...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Kevin41 ·
Toussaint, You talk about all what gov't did to blacks....hell I know that...this sorry azz country supported slavery.......and since you seem to not understand......what in the f-k do you consider the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act legislation? Do you feel that this legislation had no bearing on establishing equal rights for blacks in many areas? What about AA and similar legislation that allowed blacks entry into the working world and colleges across the board?....if this was not...
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Re: Mexican Worker Deaths Rise Sharply

Kevin41 ·
That whole think is a crock if I have ever heard one.....people do not hire blacks to do those jobs....not because blacks refuse to do them....it is because they can hire someone else for half the wages..and Delta, what is unemployable? I never knew that existed....since I have worked with damn-near illiterate whites in a professional environment before (aerospace). What makes a black man unemployable besides his color?
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Re: The "Good" Racist Teacher. and the Sambo awards.

ricardomath ·
She should be taken out of the classroom immediately, and fired. Many more than those few who write on bathroom walls, no doubt. I'm breathlessly awaiting Sarge's words of wisdon.
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Re: $5 Million Settlement Ends Case of Tainted Texas Sting

sunnubian ·
What does anyone expect to come out of the Mississippi Delta?
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Re: Farrakhan says: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgment

Faheem ·
Your right Delta intergration was resisted and knowing what we know now, it would have been better had we not fought for intergration and simply fought for equal protection and rights under the law. We have learned quicker and better than any one that, intergration has been a big failure and destroyer of our community.
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Re: "Why do They Hate Us?"

Faheem ·
Ok Delta, the difference between you and the majority of us who responded to this thread is we do not see his statement as isolated and exclusive to what he is saying here, we see and understand the very juxtaposition he is making here is the very one that is used to prove white men and women are superior in one way or another to the worlds people. Sowell wrote "There are only 18 computers per thousand persons in the Arab world, compared to 78 per thousand persons worldwide. Fewer than 400...
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Re: Farrakhan says: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgment

sunnubian ·
"Your right Delta intergration was resisted and knowing what we know now, it would have been better had we not fought for intergration and simply fought for equal protection and rights under the law. We have learned quicker and better than any one that, intergration has been a big failure and destroyer of our community." ________________________________________ The is more truth than can be explained. Integration had hindered African America in more ways than it has helped. People in my age...
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Re: Farrakhan says: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgment

Faheem ·
I always knew if you let a Negro talk long enough he would start debating with himself. Here we have Delta putting his foot in his mouth once again. Are you not the same Delta who romanticized about how we were in the 1960's and then I answered with if we want what we had in the 1960's then we must return back to the condition we had in the 1960's and this had nothing to do with white folk and everything to do with how we dealt with one another. Therefore we do not need to be called colored...
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Re: Farrakhan says: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgment

Kevin41 ·
Originally posted by DeltaJ: _European Americans always want African Americans to join them in a foxhole_ Always? As I recall, integration in troops was resisted all the way up until the Korean war. What is that comment supposed to mean jim? Well Delta, i know this may be beyond your perception of things.....but you sound as if blacks were not allowed to die for this country.....it goes all the way back to the 1776 war....even as slaves...have you ever given it a thought that we were in more...
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Re: Ten things you cant say in America by Larry Elder.

Vox ·
I seem to remember Openline as far back as the murder of Yusef Hawkins, and the Central Park jogger case. I'm glad they finally switched to two hours. And oh, but isn't it interesting, that several of Larry Elders' "10 Things You Can't Say," have been discussed (and occasionally agreed with) by the left-wing, pro-black nationalist James Mtume and the others? The out-of-wedlock issue, the "Dime of difference" between the parties... Real world examples, for our buddy Delta J.
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Re: Ten things you cant say in America by Larry Elder.

Kevin41 ·
Delta....you are one real dumb azz if you really think you can disavow graduate studies for YOUR opinion on things.......go and read the mechanics of policy analysis and quit sounding like an illiterate.....read about lgislative intent and how outcomes are truly measured......but that type of diversionary answer you gave is why conservatives never thrive in academia...in the first place....but if you think your ego is big enough to disavow quantified social research.....then you truly lack...
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Re: Ten things you cant say in America by Larry Elder.

Kevin41 ·
yes Yssys....I see what you mean....... Delta, If I am pizzy drunk that is not an issue...my point is that negroes who "show out" for white folks in terms of speaking against the black majority opinion without providing a substantial alternative are lackeys, buffoons and clowns.....so tell me, why would ANY black person support legislative actions that result in lessened educational and professional opportunities for other blacks? What is their motivation and what are the benefits? That is a...
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

Kweli4Real ·
Sgt, I mean .... Delta, You've taken the point out of context. The point is not that there are not jobs in NYC, but discrimination has locked out many Black males from the opportunities that are in NYC.
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

jazzdog ·
Delta the point is that discrimination has taken a toll in that qualified able to and ready to work black men are locked out of the job market simply because they are black. The author just happened to use NYC but the condition exists in every major city in this country. You know I tend to be fairly conservative in my thinking especially concerning crime and personnel responsibility but even I know that discrimination has caused an awful toll on blacks who want to work. No one including even...
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

Kweli4Real ·
Jazz, it's not about Sgt., I mean ... Delta being naive. It's about his being contrarian whenever it comes to matters of race.
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Re: Islamic Terrorists Sink to NEW Low, if thats possible

Faheem ·
The suicide bombings will stop when the illegal occupation stops. How do I know this, because the bombings are a reaction to the occupation. I know an upright man like yourself delta understands that the illegal occupation has consequences.
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Re: Changing the Pledge...

Kweli4Real ·
Another fine example of Sgt's, I mean Delta's being contrary. There is no way he can miss your point Faheem. There is no way any honest person can say that administration of justice in this country is even close to being fair and unbiased. And, to cut you off before you start, I'm not speaking of the racial disparities that have been noted time and time again, I'm speaking of the disparity in justice between the rich and poor. Can you even open your mouth to argue that there is no...
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Re: OKay, Delta ... Let's get down to it!

Kweli4Real ·
Toussaint, She [Sgt., I mean Delta] and I have history, that's the basis of the personal attack. But you should know that and not speak in a vaccuum. But anyway, I just have trouble understanding how, given the continuing history in these United States, any person of color can believe that the interests of Black and White are the same, that Black and Whites can pursue the same strategies, achieving the same results; and that racism continues to be an obstacle to success. Excuse my frustration.
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Re: Changing the Pledge...

Kweli4Real ·
This comment is off topic, but must be made... Sgt., I mean Delta, if you are truly Black, as you proclaim, I sincerely hope you never have an experience that, no matter how hard you try-and I'm positive you will-you cannot rationalization the racist act. The pyschic damage will crush your spirit. You will be forced to see America as she is great, but never-the-less racist.
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

Kevin41 ·
man...you are a great white defender and are in denial like hell about the social reality of this racist azz place......especially in the midst of the economy and double-digit black unemployment...that shit used to be aggravating...but its consistency just shows where your mind is at....no matter what the issue is...you and the delta are just programmed to defend the white position on issues and make excuses for all of the by-products of racism as if they are a figment of black people's...
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Re: Good News

DeltaJ ·
Here's just one example of many right here on this site, when I started to talk about successful people, how things continually improve and get better, etc, I mentioned some prominent black businessman by name, and hear is a TYPICAL response from some dope here named Kevin: Well Delta....maybe you do not get it....but it is crystal clear to many when a Negro takes a stand on issues that is detrmental to his mama....and the rest........progressive blacks do not call that tommism shit black...
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Re: Good News

sunnubian ·
Delta, I think in your anger over bitterly contrasting viewpoints is causing you to exaggerate the posters at AA.org's views one way or the other. Just because posters here do not agree with all of your perspectives or see who you hold out as positive role models, examples, etc., does not mean that every AA.org poster have not knowledge of or acknowlement for the positive accomplishments, etc. withing African America and throughout the African diaspora. I think we all know of many positives...
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Re: Good News

Kweli4Real ·
I Think that GOOD NEWS would be a welcomed section. Delta, I think that the objection that folks have is not that you point to successful Blacks, but that you tend to use them as evidence in arguments that we should stop fighting racism and oppression. You point to them to say, "See, there is no racism because these Black folk have succeeded." What you fail to grasp/recognize/acknowledge is that most of the responses don't disagree or challenge that these individuals have excelled; but that...
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Re: Good News

Kevin41 ·
Wow Delta, You took that way out of context....hell i'm a very successful brother myself....and throughout my travels I have still encountered the kind of person I mentioned.....and even had them try to undermine my efforts.....but I realize the positivity that black people have shown....even here in this message board.....but that still does not make one oblivious to the total spectrum of reality.... Sunnubian, This is a great idea..and like you said...it counteracts the negative aspects of...
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Re: Good News

sunnubian ·
Oh my God, Delta, I just posed the question and I am sure you can see that good news has been posted by Yssy, myself and JWC and the positive responses from Kevin, Nayo, EbonyRose, and Kweli. I view the positive responses as good news in that it means that good news will continue to come. _______________________________ Congradulations Yssy and good luck in your endeavors! Congradulations JWC on your website and especially your publishings (and I do plan to purchase some of your work)...
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Re: OKay, Delta ... Let's get down to it!

Kevin41 ·
Delta posted, This obsession with racism, both past and present, does nothing to further ourselves today. It a drag on everyone's time and focus. **So Delta, when actions on the part of others result in adverse outcomes on the lives and situations of black people....it is just an obsession and not a legitimate observation? So in other words, black people just overexaggerate the extent racism exists and are really delusional in terms of what is actually going on? You ought to listen to...
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Re: OKay, Delta ... Let's get down to it!

sunnubian ·
Delta posted, This obsession with racism, both past and present, does nothing to further ourselves today. It a drag on everyone's time and focus. ____________________________________________ Now this something that you should be telling the white racist, not African Americans who primarily are only reacting to the racism that is being thrown at them. And oh, by the way, African American always have and still do possess the uncanny ability to complain about, fight and deal with racism and...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

Vox ·
Somewhere in the last few posts between you two (Nmag & MBM), I finally seem to have a grasp on what is being discussed. For some reason, I was having a hard time following up until now. MBM, I have a question for you: what do you think Delta SHOULD come to? In other words, is there an optimum value, or a minimum satisfactory value, you figure the equation should equal? Can there be? Whatever you're arguing "liberation" is, I would say liberation = the moment when our community has...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
The ultimate end point, I think, can be defined in a number of different ways, but ultimately it is not a static point. While the first vantage point of freedom/liberation would be to arrive at the place where we enjoy the same rights and privileges as anyone else in American society, I see that as only a starting place. Having every opportunity and door open to us in this nation is a goal that is about access. Although some may somehow see acquiescence in that, I do not. I do not look to...
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Re: How important is physical attraction?

Kweli4Real ·
Many years ago, a frat brother and I went to visit my sister on a college road trip. Being the horny college sophomores, that we were, and just having crossed, we talked about all the Kentucky State women we were going to do while there. My sister had agreed to hook us up. We arrived at my sister's house about noon, and true to her word, my sister had 4 women waiting for us. Three of them were knock-dead fine and one was flat out plain looking. I doubt if she were in a room with 10 people,...
 
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