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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Guest ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Is anyone following the confirmation hearings? I was reading the GOP list of witnesses for Alito when I came upon this: I find it interesting that Kirsanow is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights AND a partner in a law firm whose labor/employment law section [where he practiced] is widely known for its union-busting and aggressive, employee-hostile tactics.Kirsanow will be in the 5th panel and is a "discrimination is a thing of the past" civil rights
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Guest ·
Little Fella: DO YOU NOT make use of the past actions of WHITE FOLKS in their use of vouchers to escape public schools that were integrating AS A BASIS FOR YOUR DISMISSAL OF VOUCHERS? I simply asked you - WHY SHOULD BLACK FOLKS BASE THE POLICIES THAT WE SUPPORT ON WHAT THE WHITE MAN HAS DONE? You didn't mind sounding like a racist White union member in the North from back in the day in your support for the Davis-Bacon act which was originally put forth against Black people who were migrating...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Nmaginate ·
QUOTE ME OR STROKE ME!!! B*TCH!!! Now, scroll your PUNK ASS up to the top of the page, click on FIND (i.e. search) and find a post where I've had anything to say, one way or the other about the Davis-Bacon Act. Since you cannot and will not... SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! Wait a minute... Searching... Okay, I found it. ... ENGLISH !!! SPEAK IT... ............. READ IT... .................. LEARN TO COMPREHEND IT... The BASIS of my dismissal and disagreement is not some silly BULLSHIT about the "past...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Empty Purnata ·
CON-Feed: "......*stuttering*...........Well, you depend on a CAPITALIST system created by the White Man. Why don't you go back to Africa and try making your SOCIALIST paradise over there where the White Man won't oppress you!.......*stuttering*........You use services invented by the White Man (the White Man invented and built America, you just live here), so you are a hypocrite!!!1111! You even use services made by WHITE LIBERALS meant to keep you dependent on the...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

James Wesley Chester ·
I am noting that once again Ms Clinton is reaching 'into African American-related heritage to make her point. Like 'It Takes a Village...' I also don't think her analogy is terribly far off the mark, if at all. Washington, D.C. itself is, in fact, constructed on the plantation model. The city is a separate political entity controlled entirely at the discretion of the U.S. Congress, without active representation in the business of the nation. In its original construction, the residents...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Dorothy Dandridge....now there was a woman

4YAINFO ·
AZIZI JOHARI from back in the day , she was a very tall sistah who often accompanied Sammy Davis , Jr. on his concert tours. She did a centerfold for Playboy Mag some years ago and was featured in one of Leon Isaac Kennedys' fight movies. Gabrielle Union and Halle Berry aint no punks either in the looks department.
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
(1) Is this taking into account another 100 years of Jim Crow? (2) It's controversial exactly what Lincoln and the Union troops were sacrificing for - i.e., was it to end slavery or was it to preserve the Union? And there were also non-altruistic reasons for white northerners to oppose slavery. For example, many white northern industrialists feared that if the south industrialized that it would have a tremendous competitive advantage due to access to a huge pool of free slave labor. (3) But...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
About 200,000 black troops served in the Union forces during the Civil War. Encouraged by such abolitionists as Frederick Douglass to enlist, blacks composed about 12 percent of all Union soldiers. More than 38,000 died of wounds, disease, or sometimes execution when they were captured by Confederates. Twenty-three won the Medal of Honor for heroism. Although the men were forced to serve in segregated units, discriminated against in pay, assignments, and rank, the black troops were an...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Nmaginate ·
Well, I just up the STICKER SHOCK ante. Horowitz & Co. want to attach value to the lives of those soldiers who, in his estimation, fought against Slavery... value for the lives lost in an effort to eradicate Slavery... Well, let's count every Black soldier and every enslaved or "free" African/African-American who lost their lives during Slavery. We can even set up a calculus to estimate those who resisted Slavery, actively, openly or passively. Now, let me see the Calculators!! Let's...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Black Viking ·
Christ, where do I start... Horsesh*t. There were two major contributing factors to the end of slavery and neither one had anything to do with the good graces of the slave holders. First, at the end of the 100 years war between England and France, both nations abolished slavery as a part of the treaty. They did this, presumably, because the economic advantage of slavery would have undone their stalemate if only one of them had it. But it became threatening for America to be the only Atlantic...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think that Lincoln gets way to much credit for this. He wrote in a letter, just before the beginning of the Civil War, that his "greatest concern is to save the Union. If I believed that preserving slavery would accomplish that goal, I would do so." The only thing Lincoln deserves credit for is being far sighted enough to realize that if slavery wasn't abolished, the slaves themselves were going to tear his beloved Union down around his ears.---Black Viking I really appreciat your post. I...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Black Viking ·
Exactly...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Nmaginate ·
ALL of the places named are IRRELEVANT!! All the more reason for people with some sense not to "project" or make such asinine comparisons. The question is about the US State of ITS Union. The only comparisons are those INTERNAL (that's a term you claim to like) to the US. Why are you going OUTSIDE of the US in your "focus"?? STILL GOT YOUR WOLF TICKETS!! I got neighbors, relatives, etc. that have been hurt by this "decline." I could give a damn whether it's attributed to Bush or not. The...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Rowe ·
I kind of resent the fact that African-Americans (on an African-American discussion board) cannot contribute any critical comments about our government without someone accusing us of excessive reliance and dependency, on the government. I viewed Bush's State of the Union address on television yesterday. And as expected, his only objective was to emphasize to the public his reasons for why he refuses to backdown from his mission. Throughout his speech, all that I kept hearing was "I'm the...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
actually I not, I was wonder how you can infer so much from a photograph. that's all. As for IR couples, I'm one of the few proponents of such union. I feel love is colorblind and that why I started this celebration thread topic. question 2: pictured also are black men with white women, some are married to them, can it also be assumed that they are in love too?? I feel that is a valid question since so many of the black women pictured with other race men are 'just dating'. Explanation please
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
I made an observation, concerning black women..........(because im a black woman). So i'll tell you what.........You make the same observation concerning black men. Why should I........am not a man. Also Radio.......since you feel to celebrate this on a black site...........do you feel the need to celebrate this info on a white one? I think white women should know how YOU feel....Youre not looking at black women, why should i care what YOU think.....or who you want to celebrate?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
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qty226 ·
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
Zero Sum Game : A situation in which a gain by one person or side must be matched by a loss by another person or side. No situation than any of you have brought up has fit this definition. BTW if any of you are yearning for a system where no one ever loses a job, it's already been tried. See: Soviet Union. Otherwise, your attacks on capitalism are really pointless, as any system that allows people to provide for themselves and better their lot will have job turnover.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
And you haven't moved past the MEALY MOUTH. Show some manhood and support your contentions with something other than SHOULD'VE, WOULD'VE, COULD'VE bullshitz and avoiding demonstrating what you claim. DUDE, you said NO TANGIBLE LOSS. There's difference between LOSS and TURNOVER and see if you can explain the "pain."I'll ask you again: How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Now there you go with that WHITE BOY shit! Here's some advice. When you can...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Anytime there is a competition there is winners and losers. Capitalism is all about competition and thus produces winners and losers. The only way you cannot have winners and losers in competition is to have a DRAW or TIE. Thus, if entities are competing for capital investment an entity winning those investments means another entity losing those investments. Now, I am about to go over your head in that economics are bound by the physical laws of nature of this closed system we inhabit.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Yemaya ·
MBM, how many times have you asked this question?? I know that in the past you've asked and obviously recieved no response. The silence speaks for itself. If someone has a platform, political, ideological or whatsoever to stand on concerning this topic that might remotely consist of a response, I wish that they would speak up! This question has lingered on the board for about a year now and not one response has been given. Just let me step on my soap box for a moment MBM. I think that the...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Guest ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Guest ·
IF MBM DOES NOT GET THIS THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HIM. MBM - Today we can look at the large population centers in the North - NYC, Philadelphia, Camden, Washington DC, Newark, Cleveland - the list goes on. All of them have a significant class of LABOR/EMPLOYEES who no doubt could be good, union employees. They would carefully invest their wages that the union provided them. They would be shop stewards in the mill and ensure that the mill did not practice slavery. They would make sure that...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

Melesi ·
You're not thinking. "I" didn't do any of this, do not want any of this, don't agree with it when it is tried, so you are not talking about me no matter how much you want to pretend you are. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ What the hell do you call prayer in school? ++++++++++++++++++++++++ How does this apply to the topic? The first public school in America was Christian, in Boston. It was run, as most things were, by the Brethren, who, though not exactly right-wing, were nonetheless oppressive.
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
There is a Science Fiction series that I read thats based on alternative reality in which the civil war is basically a draw and a seperate Confederated States co-exists with the North. In the series the two countries fight a on and hot battle from the civil war all the way up to WWI where the south sides with Germany and the North with the rest of the allies. In between the North invades Canada for supporting the south and puts down a Mormon rebellation in Utah thats taken advantage of the...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

HonestBrother ·
I did not claim one had to be religious in order to be oppressive nor have I ever gone on record as being for the elimination of religion. Nor have I ever expressed the view that by getting rid of religion we would also rid ourselves of hatred, ambition, and oppression. I've actually expressed opposite views on a number of occasions. So where you get these ideas is beyond me. Back to the subject. OK. I accept that I shouldn't identify you with the religious right. But I will go so far as to...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

James Wesley Chester ·
I don't believe this 'rubber room', other such 'labor surge' pools are initiated by 'the company'. It is more likely these 'labor pools' are a consequence of a union demand. The Steel Industry did something similar to this in the 50s and 60s. AFL-CIO demanded that the steel industry provide jobs for their sons and daughters. In negotiation after negotiation, this demand was made. GIVE MY KID A JOB OR I WILL STRIKE!!!! So,...'the company' made a job for the kids. All workers with 'x' number...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for the article. I was not aware of Detroit's role. It appears the company made the first and then the union capatalized on their idea. ---Faheem I'm not sure whether your 'company' and 'union' reference are both within the auto industry, but I get your point. Both indutries were struggling in the 70s. Both were unwilling to make the investment needed to compete with foreign companies. Steel died as a mega-industry for labor. It probably has about one-tenth the employment of its...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: Does good love making require skill?

Khalliqa ·
"The paradox of sex is that the same act can both liberate and imprison, depending upon one's intent, state of mind, and conditioning. Sex can drive you either towards or away from Enlightenment. The great enigma is, how can we transform the trap of addictive physical appetite to the ecstatic realization of Divine Union? " ---quote taken from a website....
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: Marriage - your take?

MidLifeMan ·
I concur with all the sentiments... But I still believe that for a marriage to truly be successful that each person in the marriage acknowledges a higher power as a guide for their union
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Re: Marriage - your take?

Kweli4Real ·
So, I guess my happy marriage is doomed?
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
French Student Riots by Thomas Sowell (March 17, 2006) Student riots in Paris remind us that education at elite academic institutions is not enough to teach either higher morals or basic economics. Not on their side of the Atlantic or on ours. Why are students at the Sorbonne and other distinguished institutions out trashing the streets and attacking the police? Because they want privileges in the name of rights, and are too ignorant of economics to realize that those privileges cost them...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Black Viking wrote: I belong to the struggle for liberation of black people in America. My personal condition is irrelevant. If we are not free, then I am not free. I love my people like that. Freedom is about options, and choices. If you are trapped in a steady state of misery due to inequality, and miseducation, then you cannot fit into the definition of being free. When you are free, you are no longer a dependant. Let us consult Webster. Main Entry: 1free Pronunciation: 'frE Function:...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
There are the Sanaa Lathan and Gabriel Union threads. There is the Dorothy Dandridge thread. In fact, in the Gabriel Union thread, people commented on how wholesome her beauty was - the girl next door. Kresge remarked that she resembled his sister - and then yours truly tried to get the inside track to his sister. If I knew where to get the pictures I'd start my own threads featuring the type of women you mention. I once tried but it was time consuming and not easy to find pics. Maybe I can...
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

Faheem ·
This was discussed during the State of the Black Union as well. To think that they had the audacity to do this but even more important is to note that Bush hear the words of Harry Belafonte and becauseo the words of Brother Harry Bush is afraid to be in the same room with the brother and he is the so-called leader of the free world. Them King siblings need their asses whooped.
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

Faheem ·
Well to not believe it is to ignore the truth of it. As I stated earlier if you would have watched the State of the Black Union when Cornell West mentioned this while sitting next to Harry Belafonte you would know this was not a group decision and one made by a bunch of ungratefull bootlicking men and women. get yourself a copy of the State of the Black Union and you will see the truth of what is being discussed for yourself.
 
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