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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
With all those types of appearances, with those types of associations, being published in those types of places... Then a Negro has the nerves to beg "Can WE BLACKS (Damn!!! Mimicking that too!@) disagree and ya'll not consider my buck dancin' ass a Sell-Out (though I'm getting paid for nefarious services) and/or an Uncle Tom?" But, just as the Black CONservatives seem to love to suggest themselves, maybe this has a lot to do with the parenting and upbringing Larry Elder got. His Talk Radio...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Isome: Do you get paid by someone to do what you do? Do you see any particular benefit that is translated to the people that you are concerned about based on what you do? How much money do you figure that SENATOR Robert KKK Byrd has received from these same companies? You see if you were OBJECTIVE (and we all know the deal) you would inspect the donations to Byrd as well. You would also attempt to place this ONE INCIDENT into the CONTEXT of the general condition of safety of the industry.
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (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: Reparations and Poor Whites

James Wesley Chester ·
My first reaction remains, 'No.' The Colonies never established a viable economy without slavery. The forced labor created by slavery enabled the creation and maintenance of the cash crops of the agrarian economy that sustained 'The Colonies'. You will recall the economy of The Colonies, from the early 1500s to early 1600s, was hunting and trapping. Furs of various kinds was the cash crop. Slavery enabled all of the European Colonies in the Western Hemisphere. All the 'poor 'whites' you pose...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Nmaginate ·
Constructive Feedback?? Sunnubian?? Comments on the actual question at hand? And that set of questions make up one whole question to the tune of the one quoted, in bold, above. Now, with Asian-Americans "making more income" than any other group and excelling in education... YOUR ANSWERS? As for these blanket statements:So please make sure you are comparing Like Sets in every demographical sense. And even with that... YOUR ANSWERS?
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Re: Reparations for Native Americans?

Nmaginate ·
While it's clear you wanted those to be two related questions, one clarifying the other... it's clear those are two separate questions with two different answers. As you've had to concede, Native Americans have, to some extent (even in a woefully inadequate sense) "received" Reparations. Evenso, it's clear Native Americans haven't been adequately compensated. That goes without saying especially since I've already said it. As to whether a Reparations victory for African-Americans would aid...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

bigddouble ·
See my post at 10:53am - I don't disagree with a mate possessing the ability to sustain (or help sustain) a household. That has NOTHING to do with being a professional though. There are many well-paid blue collar workers that are good dating prospects - it appears that there is a sentiment of classism in many posts here describing an ideal man though.
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

Kevin41 ·
I betcha you couldn't have PAID their azzes to stop and pick at a young brother like that in LA.
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Re: 2005 Lynching

kresge ·
Would you explain what you mean by this statement?
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Yemaya ·
AH.....you mean how poor whites took advantage of the welfare system during the FDR years to advance themselves while systematically blocking non-white groups from using the same system? The same system that all legal americans paid taxes into?Is that the kind of heavy dependence on social welfare you are referring to Mr. Lofton? Curious. I mean we do want to balance the scales on this topic. If welfare is wrong today, then it was wrong during the depression.
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

Isome ·
These things usually happen with overwhelming numbers of them against a single individual. The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) also made note of this tendency in much more disparaging terms.
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Art_Gurl, it's a (linked) commentary from the web-mag, The Black Commentator. The author is ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD, an occasional contributer there. As for the books, I can vouch for WHY WE CAN'T WAIT. I've had the occasion to re-read/review it over the last few years. Perhaps it would shed some light on how the "race" conversation was "called to a halt" because MLK's actual ideas don't mesh with those who love to profess a belief in a "colorblind society." Perhaps you can tell me what you...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Kweli4Real ·
by JWC Maybe Williams is catching on to what most Black Conservatives eventually come to realize-"He be ni@@er, too." The Conservative movement only pays [Black Conservatives] as long as they can be trotted out to the "reasonable white public" as the proof that "See, our-policies-and-condemnations-can't-be-racist-because-here's-a-Black-saying-the-same-thing." [Remember the Ossie Davis character in "Get On The Bus"?] But, as Nmaginate alludes to, when it was publicized that Williams was...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
More like have enough self-respect and self-esteem as to not discredit his/their own intelligence by thinking dumb shit like that will fly. At least make a more compelling case, if there is one... (Oops! There isn't one). It's really sad and I sorta feel sorry for people who have problems saying things beyond the little juvenile simplistic, half-a-first-thought ridiculous ideas they think would or should resonate. Here's a short list of this Child's Themes (with him thinking he's talking to...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

MBM ·
I agree 1,000%, but for many black folks who haven't had shyt ever and who are bombarded with messages of consumerism - buying stuff is what satisfies immediate emotional needs. I disagree with it. I think we need to create a new set of financial goals and objectives (aspirations) which include 'money in the bank', but as America is set up now - it's all about "stuff"! Heck, I understand the phenomenon but still fall victim to it.
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Kweli4Real ·
I believe that much of this behavior is universal and is the result of a "poverty mentality." By universasl, I mean translates across the racial divide. When your needs consistently exceed your resources, saving is not even a consideration. Saving can only come when your income exceeds your needs. Anyone who has spent enough time deferring wants, because their housing, utilities, food, and transportation was greater than or equal to their income, i.e., impoverished, will eventually get to...
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Re: father claims rights denied

bigddouble ·
The problem is that there is no accountability for the money paid via child support. The custodial parent does not have to prove they are using the garnishment exclusively for the care of the children. I think the custodial parent should have to produce receipts, verifying proper usage of the support payment. Additionally, anytime the custodial parent wants to request a change in custody status or support payments, you have to show up (with representation if you don't want to get screwed) or...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
I've read every thread you've referenced - I like to see what people have to say, even when I disagree with them frequently. I don't write anybody off (which has been my underlying point with this topic, BTW). Yes, you can do something about it. You can stop being a sheep and following the popular sentiment of "society". You don't know what you have in common with a blue collar worker unless to take the time to find out. You've made some very dangerous assumptions about the intellect of...
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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: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: UBUNTU

MBM ·
Any thoughts on this point?
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

donna529 ·
ME PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT BE OFFENDED, but I will give you this advice: the best gift IN MY OPINION, is to give them a GIFT CARD. If you paid 50.00 for the outfit at Victoria Secrets, you could have gave her a 50.00 card at J.C. Penny's. Apologize to her, and tell her you did not mean to offend her in any way, it was just a gift.
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
Sunnubian: It is clear to me that you do not practice law in NJ because if you did you would know that child support paid via wage execution is monitored by Probation so the case automatically goes there, but you would know this if you practiced law in NJ. At any rate, I do not have the time to constantly check your facts. Suffice it to say, getting your hair done is not what child support is for and if you think that type of behavior is appropriate then we have many things to disagree about...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
I mean to me it only makes since. For instance Vince Young, arguably the true heisman, was brilliant in the championship game. Brilliant in the fact that his 4th and 5 game winning touchdown sealed a multi-million dollar deal, and placed the coach on a pedastle. I don't argue that he should recieve any financial compensation, but I do feel that many like him shouldn't have to struggle through K-12 as much, and depend on their athletic ability to be accepted into good schools. God forbid...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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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: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

FireFly ·
Touche, Black Viking, Touche! however... maybe there's a little truth in that... maybe that's where feminists came from... women who were surrounded by male dominance - physical, mental, language, customs, sexuality, society, work culture etc. - and women had to fight for the right not to be 'invisible' whether it was to have paid work or author a book under their own name not a male pseudonym. Women have always had to use a mix of assertiveness and female cunning to survive a male-dominated...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I think a better way to phrase this question is to simply ask, Are you an assimilationist, or Nationalist? What have we gained so far in this country? is it worth the price our ancestors paid? what would africa be like today if it hadnt been depopulated for Europes advancement. How does our participating in this European Capitalist system benifit us. By benifiting us in this country help our brothers and sistas on the continent or the rest of the african diaspora.If there was land available...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I believe that respect will nost greatly enhanced when we recognize ourselves, we Americans of unknown African ancestry, as the ethncity we are, and the ancestral nationality we have. African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
The thing is that my position is not a philosophical one; it's simply an application of the physical laws of nature concerning matter and energy. Economics is subject to these laws because matter and energy is what makes economies work. I am a firm believer, based upon physical laws of nature, that there can never be a net gain...only shifts. You might have 20 dollars in one pocket and nothing in the other. If you move 20 dollars to the other pocket, you still only have 20 dollars, but one...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO! The whole point here is that YOU GETS NOWHERE WITH YOUR FAULTY LOGIC, idiotic Circular Reasoning and Anal ABSTRACTIONS! First, foremost and ALWAYS... THE TEACHER'S INTENT IS IRRELEVANT! INTENT defines nor determines NOTHING! INTENT is not the End All, Be All of anything. As the saying goes, The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. The Teacher's INTENT is IRRELEVANT because: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be,...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

HonestBrother ·
EP, I'm sorry for your disillusionment. As a college teacher myself, I feel duty bound to explain a few things: (1) College professors are not paid to be deep penetrating thinkers that question the status quo. (2) College professors ARE paid to be (I) competent teachers in their area of expertise and (II) competent researchers in a specialization who publish academic papers that are up to the standards of most of their peers (people who tend to be a lot like them). Having said this, some...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
Could they be if they were payed to be? LOL umbra
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Welcome To Reality Point well taken. When I was an undergraduate, I too entered college expecting to be surrounded by power intellectuals. After watching episodes of Bill Cosby's TV show series, It's A Different World as a kid, I imagined college consisted of people just sitting around having "deep" discussions that were always meaningful and relevant to the lives of Black people. After my first year as a freshman, however, I soon realized that these discussions were to be taken place...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint, you seem to be a less intellectually worthy opponent than in the past, unless I am confusing you with someone else. First, do not put words in my mouth. I never made a pro or con argument in regards to free trade, my argument was against your denial of zero sums. The first thing that you need to note about Hong Kong is that it was a City-state, like Singapore. These small populations are easily turned around by direct foreign investment from large wealthy nations, pumping in...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Frenchy ·
I thought my purchases were pretty conservative. Makes me wonder what in the world you bought, Black Viking for that little bitty amount of money! Tell me you at least paid off mama's mortgage!
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Black Viking ·
Of course I did. That and the boat are the only things I paid for. In fact, I was upset at the options for my parents. They don't have a mortgage. I always wanted to buy them a house, but the survey didn't allow me that. If I had actually won a million dollars, trust that I would do that.
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Black Viking ·
My bad.. I forgot. I also paid for the top-end engagement ring. But, I swear that was it!
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: I just talked with a young guy who is an both an engineer and a "body guard" for many "Hip Hop" stars. He told me details about their lives and how MONEY, HEDONISM and MATERIALISM are strange bed fellows to folks who grew up in the "hood" but now have some "cheddar" in their pockets. Do you think that these HIP HOP STARS are 'CONSERVATIVES' based on your description? Money is no object with them. Many of them blow through a lot of it. The all have "possies" of people who work for...
 
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