2020-02-04: Social Media Postees

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Dozens killed in growing border clashes between Turkey and Syria
wsws.org | 2020-02-04
This fighting threatens to escalate into a direct confrontation between Turkey, a NATO member state, and the Syrian regime's nuclear-armed ally, Russia.
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HuffPost UK editor works with gov't censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-04
HuffPost UK ran yet another hit piece smearing academic critics of the dirty war on Syria as Russian stooges. The…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/03/huffpost-uk-e…

White Helmets are 'preparing chemical attack false-flag' in Syria's Idlib, Russian military tipped off
rt.com | 2020-02-04
Militants affiliated with al-Qaeda and 'White Helmets' are preparing to stage a chemical attack in Idlib province as Syrian army continues to advance, the Russian Reconciliation Center said citing a tip from local residents. | Members of the self-styled civil defense group, which operates solely in territories controlled by anti-government militants, were noticed arriving at the town of Ma'arat al-Artik, about 11 kilometers (7 miles) northwest of Aleppo. According to the call that came in on the reconciliation center's hotline on Monday evening, they were preparing a "provocation with the use of poisonous agen…
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The Syrian Arab Army and Allies are Fighting the "Real War on Terror"
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-04
Probably the most hideous propaganda to be spewed by the establishment media cartel in the West is that which portrays the Syrian Arab Army as some kind of militia, "Assad's gang", disconnecting these defenders of homeland from the people they …
globalresearch.ca/honour-syrian-arab-army-allies-real-war-terror/5702737

Closing Arguments in Trump Trial Aimed at Voters, History
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
As the Senate prepares to acquit him on charges that he abused power and obstructed Congress, all that's left is for Americans to decide.
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Forum – Eyewitness Venezuela Report & Analysis of Palestine "Peace Plan"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-02-04
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2019 Cal Tax Table and Most Tax Forms Not Online
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-02-04
For 2019, unlike all previous years, we have to Email the Franchise Tax Board for the California Tax Table and most tax forms, except the 540, because they are not online. We cannot complete the 540 without this crucial table. The Email cannot be read or downloaded on many computers so one must then look to the email on your cell phone and get the magnifier to highlight the line you need for your tax due. This insanity and inefficiency is brought to us by Democratic Gov Newsom and his supermajority Democratic legislature.
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DNC Declares War on Sanders…Again
Scott Tucker | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-04
There's already lots of evidence that the DNC old guard will sabotage Bernie's campaign. Again. For example, take a look through the sources, links and excerpts below this column. The New York Times also ran more op ed slander against Sanders this past Saturday. Among younger people especially, however, predictable dark money ads and redbaiting…
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UN sends 33 truckloads of aid for displaced Syrians
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-04
The United Nations sent on Tuesday humanitarian aid for civilians in Idlib, a war-torn city in northwestern Syria.The international organization sent 33 truckloads of supplies, which will be distributed among families in the city, as well as rural areas nearby.The trucks entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Hatay, a southern Turkish province bordering Syria.The Bashar al-Assad regime continues intensified air and land attacks on civilian settlements in Idlib de-escalated zone despite cease-fire.In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggre…
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Turkey says Russia must restrain Syrian forces in Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-04
"I told my counterpart Sergei Lavrov that the regime was carrying out provocative attacks on our observations posts around Idlib, that we will retaliate if they continue this, and that they need to stop the regime as soon as possible," Cavusoglu told reporters."We also don't accept the excuse of 'we cannot fully control the regime' here," he said, adding that agreements with Russia regarding Idlib must be revived….
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YPG/PKK terrorists kill four Syrian National Army soldiers
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-04
At least four Syrian National Army (SNA) soldiers were martyred in a YPG/PKK terror group attack in northern Syria, Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground reported on Tuesday.The terrorists attacked the SNA soldiers in rural areas around the village of Ayn Isa in the northern Raqqah province, falling inside the area of Operation Peace Spring, Turkey's anti-terror offensive launched last October.The Turkish Armed Forces responded to the attack on its local allies with artillery fire.The YPG/PKK terror group is targeting settlement areas under control of the SNA, formerly known as the Free Syrian Army, which f…
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Libya commission meets in Geneva for day two of talks
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-04
A joint military commission representing Libya's UN-recognized government and eastern Libyan forces will meet in Geneva for a second day to help turn the current truce into a "full-fledged ceasefire," said the UN's Libya envoy Tuesday.At a press conference in Geneva before the 5 5 commission's talks were to resume, Ghassan Salame praised Turkey and Russia's "achievement" in reaching a truce meant to grow into a cease-fire and lasting peace.On Jan. 12, Libya's conflicting parties announced a truce in response to a joint call by the Turkish and Russian leaders. However, talks for a permanent cease-fire ended withou…
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Turkey Will Not Escalate Tensions With Russia Over Syria's Idlib – Erdogan
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-04
Turkey's Foreign Ministry previously said that Ankara was working with Moscow to decrease tensions in Syria's so-called de-escalation zone, where Turkish troops and Syrian government forces recently clashed.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020020410782…

US Tried to Contact PNA Before Peace Plan Release, Abbas Refused – Palestinian Ambassador
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-04
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US administration tried to contact the Palestinian National Authority and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, prior to the announcement of US President Donald Trump's plan for the Israeli-Palestinian settlement, but Abbas refused to talk before the plan was unveiled, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal said on Tuesday.
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Delhi State Chief Dares BJP to Declare Candidate Against Him for Debate
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-04
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's national capital Delhi is set to witness elections for its 70-member legislative assembly on 8 February. With 668 candidates in the fray, the polls will see a triangular fight between the governing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as well as the Congress.
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Video: Syrian Army Offensive in Greater Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-03
The last week of January turned badly for Idlib militants. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation and their allies appeared to be unable to contain the offensive of the Syrian Army, …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-offensive-greater-idlib-results-january-27-31-2020/5702512

ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-03
The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries

Syria: UN health agency highlights 'critical health threats' facing Idlib civilians
news.un.org | 2020-02-03
The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the alarm on Monday over critical health threats facing hundreds-of thousands of Syrians forced to flee due to intensified hostilities in Syria's northwest, where health facilities and workers have increasingly come under attack.
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Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-03
The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries

Erdogan Says Turkey Bombed Syrian Troops in Idlib
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-03
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey has been retaliating against the Syrian forces' attack on its soldiers in the northern Syrian region of Idlib. | RELATED: | Turkey Demands US Deliver F-35 Fighter Jets or Money Back | "Our artillery and F-16 (warplanes) are all operating in the field," Erdogan said in a televised speech. | "We have soldiers martyred, and it is not possible for us to remain silent," he added. | Turkish forces have identified about 4…
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Video: Turkey's Madman Erdogan Sends NATO Troops to Defend al-Qaeda Terrorists in Idlib
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-03
Erdogan lost his mind and sends NATO troops into the Syrian province of Idlib to establish military checkpoints in front of the advancing Syrian Arab Army from the south to protect his defeated and collapsing al-Qaeda terrorists. | Even someone like …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-madman-erdogan-sends-nato-troops-defend-al-qaeda-terrorists-idlib/5702594

The U.S. War on Iran and Venezuela: Interview with Ajamu Baraka
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-03
The following interview with Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of Black Alliance for Peace, was conducted on January 26, by Alan Benjamin, editorial board member of The Organizer newspaper. It is reprinted from Issue No. 149 (January 31, 2020) of …
globalresearch.ca/interview-ajamu-baraka-u-s-war-iran-venezuela/5702563

Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-03
The impeachment trial of Donald Trump for power abuses is winding down, with his acquittal all but ensured when the Senate reconvenes on Wednesday to vote on the articles of impeachment. Yet, his real crimes continue to receive scant attention, and it is Sen. Bernie Sanders who is regarded by the political establishment as the most dangerous politician because of his commitment to a just and equitable social order and a sustainable future. Meanwhile, the conclusion of the Davos meeting in…
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"A Grand Tragedy": Democrats Slam Republican Stonewalling in Senate Impeachment Trial
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-03
The Republican-controlled Senate appears poised to acquit President Trump in just the third impeachment trial in U.S. history, with a final vote on the two articles of impeachment scheduled for Wednesday. On Friday, the Senate voted 51 to 49 against calling witnesses to the Senate trial. Just two Republican senators supported calling for witnesses and collecting new evidence: Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine. Without new witnesses, Republicans have cleared the biggest hurdle in their drive to acquit President Trump on the two impeachment charges, which relate to his withholding of military aid to Uk…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/3/impeachmen…

Trump trial closing arguments focus on voters, history
Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-03
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Democrats Slam Republican Stonewalling in Senate Impeachment Trial
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-03
The Republican-controlled Senate appears poised to acquit President Trump in just the third impeachment trial in U.S. history, with a final vote on the two articles of impeachment scheduled for Wednesday. On Friday, the Senate voted 51 to 49 against calling witnesses to the Senate trial. Just two Republican senators supported calling for witnesses and collecting new evidence: Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine. Without new witnesses, Republicans have cleared the biggest hurdle in their drive t…
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Climate action 'both a priority and a driver of the decade': Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-02-03
Climate action will be both a priority and a driver of world affairs through the coming decade, United Nations Secretary-General chief António Guterres announced on Monday, during a speech at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, in which he declared that the next ten years will be "crucial for achieving a fair globalization, boosting economic growth and building peaceful societies".
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"Deal of the Century" Greenlights Israeli Annexation, Apartheid, and Subjugation of Palestinians
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-03
On Sunday, ahead of the big Tuesday reveal in the White House, US President Donald J. Trump delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the so-called "Deal of the Century" also known as the " Middle East Peace Plan". …
globalresearch.ca/deal-century-greenlights-israeli-annexation-apartheid-subjugation-palestinians/5702584

Report: Netanyahu Plans to Extend Israeli Sovereignty Over Jordan Valley and Settlements
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-03
By: Madeeha Araj for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated in its latest report, that over the last decade, Arabs and international community have done their utmost to reach a just and lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis under UN resolutions, international law …
imemc.org/article/report-netanyahu-plans…

Former US President Carter: "US Plan Undercuts Prospects for a Just Peace"
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-03
Former US president Jimmy Carter, on CNN, said the country's current President Donald Trump's initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict serves instead to compromise any prospect of "peace" and violates international law, Palestine News Network reported. "The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and …
imemc.org/article/former-us-president-ca…

FARC Leader Sends Letter to Duque About Persecution of Members
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-03
The President of the Common Revolutionary Alternative Force (FARC) party, Rodrigo Londoño, sent an open letter to the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, in which he denounced the persecution of the former signatories of the peace agreement. | RELATED: | 'Plan to Exterminate Former Guerrillas Is Underway' FARC Says | "In my opinion, the death of our partner César Darío Herrera, in the immediate vicinity of the territorial area of ‚Äã‚Äãreinstate…
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A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-03
Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …
globalresearch.ca/a-world-without-war-global-research-needs-your-support/5676117

Financial Transactions Taxes Are No Longer a "Fringe" Idea
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-03
I have been a proponent of financial transactions taxes (FTT) since I first came to Washington more than a quarter-century ago. Back then, the idea of taxing Wall Street was considered pretty ridiculous. Among elected members of Congress, only then-Rep. Bernie Sanders and a few other progressive types were willing to publicly get behind the idea. | Things have changed. Most of the candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination, including all three of the leading contenders, have made FTT part of their agen…
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As Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Iowa Caucus, DNC Under Fire for Changing Rules to Help Bloomberg
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-03
The Iowa caucuses take place today, kicking off the official start of the 2020 presidential election season. Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend making last-minute pitches to voters at rallies across Iowa. Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is facing criticism for overhauling its rules, opening the door for billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running a self-funded campaign, to take part in the next debate. This comes as fear is growing among some Democrats that Bernie Sanders might win the nomination. Politico reports a small group of DNC members have begun discussi…
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As Bernie Sanders Surges, DNC Launches "Troll Army" Ahead of Iowa Caucus
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-03
Nell Thomas, the only member of the cyber task force willing to make their participation public, was previously employed with the online arm of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.
mintpressnews.com/amid-sanders-surge-dnc…

Bloc of Muslim Nations Warns Trump Israel-Palestine Plan 'Destroys the Foundations of Peace'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-03
Joining global critics of a plan that President Donald Trump unveiled last week to address the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Monday rejected the "biased" proposal and urged members states not to cooperate with U.S. efforts to enforce it. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Saudi Arabia Must Be Held Accountable': Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancée to Attend State of the Union as Congressman's Guest
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-03
In an effort to pressure President Donald Trump to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the brutal 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Democratic congressman announced Monday that his guest for Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be Khashoggi's fianc√©e, Hatice Cengiz. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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House Oversight Committee to DeVos: Skip Stumping for Trump and Show Up for Testimomy—or Face Subpoena
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-03
"Instead of testifying before Congress, you are now apparently going to Iowa to campaign on behalf of President Trump today and then to Pennsylvania for another campaign event for him on Wednesday." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Minneapolis protests anti Palestine "Deal of Century," racist travel bans
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-02
Minneapolis, MN – On January 31, 40 people protested at the Minneapolis Federal Building to stand in solidarity with Palestine. The MN Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness called this emergency response protest after President Trump's announcement of his 'peace' plan which he wants to impose on Palestine. The protest's message was clear: the "Deal of the Century" proposed by Trump and Netanyahu is a sham and part of an expanding apartheid against the Palestinian people. There can be no deal without the Palestinian right to return, the Palestinian right to exist, and the return of Jerusalem to Pal…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/1/minneapol…

Generals, Princes, and Black Snakes
James Lamont | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-02
Damn The Man, Damn The Empire (January 16th) In 2012 Barack Obama was reelected following the disastrous US-led war on Libya that he began without approval from Congress, and two years after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, without trial, inside a sovereign nation. In 2011 Obama also came out with this progressive chestnut: "Unlike …
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The DNC's Move to Accommodate Bloomberg Stirs Outrage in Iowa
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-02-02
The DNC's Move to Accommodate Bloomberg Stirs Outrage in Iowa…
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UN chief 'deeply concerned' by military escalation in northwest Syria
news.un.org | 2020-02-01
The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in northwest Syria.
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Western Imperialism Stokes Resistance
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-01
Tim Anderson's Axis of Resistance: Towards an Independent Middle East takes on the leftist position of 'a plague on all your houses'. Yassin Al-Haj Saleh, 'the intellectual voice of the Syrian revolution' (for westerners), presents a bleak portrait of "three monsters … treading on Syria's corpse": (1) the Assad regime and its allies, (2) DAESH/ISIS …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/western-imper…

Object-lesson in ruling class privilege? Democrats ditch donor threshold for primary debates so Bloomberg can participate
rt.com | 2020-02-01
The Democratic National Committee is loosening its debate qualifying criteria, opening the door to billionaire establishment darling Michael Bloomberg and angering candidates that had been excluded from prior events. | The same DNC that has held fast to its rules while one candidate after another complained about the seemingly arbitrary means of deciding which polls would count toward a qualifying threshold has opted to discard its individual donor requirement starting with the February debate. The rule had prevented former New York Mayor and billionaire media mogul Bloomberg from joining the previous forums.
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Headlines for January 31, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-31
Senate Poised to Acquit President Trump in Impeachment Trial, World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency, U.S. Special Envoy Warns of International Crisis in Idlib, Syria, Britain Formally Withdrawing from European Union Tonight, Pentagon Deploys 1st Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead-Armed Submarine, Trump Admin Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Landmines, Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants, Mexican Butterfly Conservationist Found Dead, Bolivia's Movement for Socialism Candidate Luis Arce Returns to Bolivia, U.S. Pushes EU to End Ban on Chemic…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/31/headlines

Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-31
In the first of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates efforts by wealthy Gulf Arab countries to ply post-war Syria away from Iran by investing heavily in its post-war reconstruction.
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Senate votes down Democrats' witness demand in Trump impeachment trial
rt.com | 2020-01-31
The Republican-majority Senate has rejected Democrats' demand for additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump, paving the way for the likely acquittal verdict expected sometime next week. | Senators voted 51-49 not to call on more witnesses beyond the 18 that testified in the proceedings led by the House Democrats last year. | Two Republicans, Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), joined the Democrats in calling for additional witnesses

Inappropriate, Not Impeachable: Key GOP Senator's "Astonishing" Statement Clears Way for Acquittal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-31
The Republican-led Senate appears poised to acquit President Trump as early as today in his historic impeachment trial. On Thursday night, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced he would vote against calling witnesses. Alexander said it was "inappropriate" for Trump to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival, but he went on to say "there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution's high bar for an impeachable offense." Democrats need four Republican senators to support calling for witnesses, bu…
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To Keep the Rohingya Alive
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-31
The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.

US Middle East peace plan 'lopsided', says independent UN rights expert
news.un.org | 2020-01-31
A United States plan released this week to resolve the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is "lopsided" and will only entrench occupation, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday.
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