Even if John Stewart is Gone, We all Need to Keep taking on FOX and all the Media

I am going to put a lot of John Stewart videos in the comment section, like this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO_om3iK9kE

You probably heard the great news – after a few years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

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Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course Democrats.com responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:
We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:
Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)


Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”


This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.


Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.


Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:


Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.


America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.


NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations


and alternative monitoring websites.


Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:


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Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh wrote: “The weight is lifted. The wait is over, at last.”

I recall watching the Cubs on WGN at my grandmothers house through the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s.  My granny loved her Cubbies.  She and millions of others have passed without seeing this day.–Kevin Stoda

Chicago Cubs: City parties as baseball ‘curse’ ends after 71 years

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after winning Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field, 22 OctoberImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionThe Cubs leapt for joy on the field

Chicago has been celebrating after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking the team into the baseball World Series for the first time since 1945.

They partied outside Wrigley Field stadium after the Curse of the Billy Goat – supposedly placed on the Cubs by a disgruntled fan – was finally lifted.

The team’s decades in the wilderness had become the stuff of legend.

In the 1989 film Back to the Future II, a 2015 World Series win for the Chicago team was dubbed a “long shot”.

That long shot came one step closer on Saturday when the Cubs beat the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

They will now meet the American League champions, the Cleveland Indians, for the first game of the World Series on Tuesday.

Most of the fans celebrated peacefully, with many taking selfies in front of the stadium, but one person was arrested after climbing a traffic pole, and several others were detained after letting off fireworks.

The win is a boost for a city with a more sombre reputation in recent years, overtaking Los Angeles and New York in terms of gang murders.

‘Tears here tonight’

“My grandpa’s been alive for so long, and he’s never experienced this,” Adam Lewickas, 31, told AFP news agency.

“You’ve seen tears here tonight,” said fellow Chicagoan Anthony Madrano, 43. “You’ve seen people just so emotional about it.”

The Chicago Cubs celebrate in Chicago, 22 OctoberImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionAfter 71 years the Chicago team are going through
The Chicago Cubs celebrate in Chicago, 22 OctoberImage copyrightREUTERS
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Chicago Cubs fans celebrate in Chicago, 22 OctoberImage copyrightAP
Image captionFans cheered and waved flags outside the stadium
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate in Chicago, 22 OctoberImage copyrightAP

On social media, people jokingly thanked President Barack Obama, a former Illinois senator who lived and worked in Chicago, for gifting the city a Cubs breakthrough “on his watch”.

The Cubs had not won a World Series since 1908 but had some near-misses up until 1945.

In that fateful year, tavern owner William Sianis and his pet goat were turned away from Game 4 of the World Series because other fans had complained about the smell.

Sianis is said to have cursed the Cubs, so that they would never win a World Series game again, or even reach the World Series again (different versions of the story exist).

As the city celebrated this weekend, Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh wrote: “The weight is lifted. The wait is over, at last.”

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Pentagon orders soldiers to repay bonuses a decade after going to war

‘I feel totally betrayed’: Pentagon orders soldiers to repay bonuses a decade after going to war‘I feel totally betrayed’: Pentagon orders soldiers to repay bonuses a decade after going to war‘I feel totally betrayed’: Pentagon orders soldiers to repay bonuses a decade after going to war‘I feel totally betrayed’: Pentagon orders soldiers to repay bonuses a decade after going to war‘I feel totally betrayed’: Pentagon orders soldiers to repay bonuses a decade after going to war

The Pentagon is forcing veterans to repay thousands of dollars in enlistment bonuses ten years after their service, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Members of the California Guard have described receiving orders to go to massive meetings during 2006 and 2007, in which soldiers were offered $15,000 or more upfront to reenlist and return to war. Subsequent audits have revealed that some California Guard officials mismanaged the funds, and even committed fraud in an effort to meet enlistment quotas.

“The system paid everybody up front,” said Col. Michael S. Piazzoni, who helped to conduct the audits. “And then we spent the next five years figuring out if they were eligible.”

Piazzo’s auditors discovered that thousands of dollars in bonuses and student loan payments were given to soldiers who did not qualify for them. As a result, almost 10,000 soldiers have been ordered to give back these bonuses, or else face additional charges if they refuse. Over $22 million has been taken from these veterans thus far.

“At the end of the day, the soldiers ended up paying the largest price,” said Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, deputy commander of the California Guard. “We’d be more than happy to absolve these people of their debts. We just can’t do it. We’d be breaking the law.”

Others, however, have refused to pay, ensuring that this collection process will likely drag on for many years.

“I signed a contract that I literally risked my life to fulfill,” said Robert Richmond, an Army sergeant first class who suffered permanent back and brain injuries in Afghanistan during his reenlistment. “We want somebody in the government, anybody, to say this is wrong and we’ll stop going after this money.”

Richmond had reenlisted to collect a $15,000 bonus, which the Pentagon is now trying to take back. Like many other vets, he has refused to pay, filing multiple appeals while his debt has steadily increased to nearly $20,000.

Others have simply given up and paid, often at great financial cost to veterans and their families.

“I feel totally betrayed,” said former Army master sergeant Susan Haley, who has to send the Pentagon a quarter of her family’s income every month to pay off the $20,500 given to her by the California Guard. Haley’s reenlistment in Afghanistan lasted for six years.

“They’ll get their money,” Haley said. “But I want those years back.”

Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW

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Is Congress quietly killing off our remaining wolves?

The lame duck Congress looks to take a few last swings at wolves on its way out the door. (Holly Kuchera/Shutterstock)
How to drive an icon to extinction
Congress continues its quiet attack on wolves. Read more.
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Skagit River in Burlington, WA. (Photo courtesy of Brent M./Flickr)
Explosive, volatile—and now stopped in its tracks
How a Washington community scored a major victory in the fight against crude-by-rail. Read more.
Sperm whales will experience as many as 760,000 harassing exposures to airgun blasting over the next decade, according to the draft environmental impact statement. (Tim Cole/National Marine Fisheries Service)
Is the oil and gas industry listening?
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Little lobbyists for big change
A group of amazing kids battle lead contamination in DC. Read more.

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“The future of vulnerable communities around the world, and all our children, rests on the successful and ambitious implementation of this landmark agreement.”
— Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen on the historic Paris Agreement that commits the United States, China and other countries to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.Read more.
Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe needs your help to tell President Obama that 17 million people are at risk of losing their clean water.
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We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia and Snake rivers, once the greatest salmon rivers in the world.
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Living and Floundering by the Media

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Finding Hope in Dismal Times

Consider it justice (of a sort): he who lives by the media dies by the media. I’m talking — as if you had a scintilla of doubt — about Donald Trump. If theWashington Post’s release of a video of his lewd conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush (that family again!) on his way to the set of Days of Our Lives proves to be the beginning of the end for him, there could be no more appropriate way to go. After all, we’re talking about the man whose greatest skill may be sensing the proximity of a camera and attracting it; about the man who, despite his recent denunciations of the use of unidentified “sources” in reporting his campaign, spent the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s calling reporters as “John Miller” and “John Barron” to offer the latest scoop on one Donald J. Trump; about the man who launched his political career in part by citing an “extremely credible source” claiming Barack Obama’s birth certificate was a “fraud”; about the man whose boasts of routinely assaulting women were caught on camera.

He was always a media-made man. In return, he’s had an uncanny ability to glue eyeballs — never more so than in this unending Super Bowl of elections that has included a level of public crudeness once unimaginable and now the purest of cash cows.  As CBS head Les Moonves put it earlier this year, speaking of The Donald’s performance: “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS… The money’s rolling in and this is fun… Sorry. It’s a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on, Donald. Keep going.” And keep going it has.

So if, in the last week-plus, the media finally said to him, “You’re fired!” and started him on his presidential death spiral, who better? And of course, all the unavoidable questions of our moment follow, ensuring through-the-roof ratings for a few more lucrative weeks until November 8th: How far will he go down? Can he recover? Who will he take with him? And what about theRepublican Party?

Until now, it’s been such a close relationship. The Donald has played a significant role in transforming the news into the strange, obsessive, 24/7 creature it is today, and in return the media made him. That it can now unmake him should surprise no one but does highlight the basic asymmetry between them, since he’s incapable of unmaking them. In this context, stop thinking of the mainstream news as “the fourth estate.” It, not the Libertarians or the Green Party, is now the true third party of the present infotainment version of American politics. Get used to it. Les Moonves and his associates aren’t going anywhere. And count on it: election 2020 starts on November 9th. These are, after all, the days of our lives.

Luckily, not everyone has been glued to the screen, eternally watching The Donald. From Black Lives Matter to the climate change movement, activists have, as TomDispatch regular Rebecca Gordon points out, never stopped working to make this a better world and, as she indicates, if we can take our eyes off the media spectacle-cum-circus for a few moments, they offer us a kind of hope for our future that shouldn’t be ignored. Tom

Learning to Claim Our Victories
Or Why Fighting for Justice Is Like Surfing
By Rebecca Gordon

In these dismal days of climate change, imperial decline, endless war, and in my city, a hapless football team, I seem to be experiencing a strange and unaccustomed emotion: hope. How can that be? Maybe it’s because, like my poor San Francisco 49ers who have been “rebuilding” for the last two decades, I’m fortunate enough to be able to play the long game.

But what exactly is making me feel hopeful at the moment?

For one thing, we seem to have finally reached Peak Trump, and the reason why is important.

Click here to read more of this dispatch.

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Hope on the San Diego-Tijuana border & Other News and Views!

The news has been bleak lately. So, instead of compulsively checking the internet for new tweetstorms, or hiding under the bed in preparation for tonight’s debate (watch it here!), we’re going to spend some time filling up our gratitude journals. So far, we’re thankful for hope on the San Diego-Tijuana border; the woman witha license to ill who’s breaking glass ceilings in Pakistan; the restorative powers of presidential debate yoga; new takes on DIY music festivals; Frank Ocean’s epic feels for his family; the Lebanese surgeon who works for free to help refugee babies; loud and opinionated women; confetti love notes; hypocrites getting caught in their own dumb web of lies; the kindness of moms; America’s rich history of bonkers public art; pro-pantsuit feminist electronica; perfectly timed sick burns; awful people getting theircomeuppances; and Michelle Obama, forever and always. Sure, these things don’t fix the problems of persistent racial discrimination, encroaching privacy threats, or our nation’s complete inability to properly handle mental illness, but, hey, we’re working on it! See, don’t you feel better already? 🌈🌞 —Laura Feinstein


What level of crazy do you have to be to believe in election conspiracies?

How Twitter failed spectacularly at keeping users safe from anti-Semitic trolls (and why many of these awful people are Trump supporters.)

Who is Malik Obama, and why is he important to tonight’s debate?

Speaking of debates, we compiled a list of 61 contests between Clinton and Trump that would be more meaningful than tonight’s assured horror show. #RapBattleFTW

It’s hard to look at events this past week and not think of Anita Hill, who paved the way for women to stand up to the powerful men who abused them.


“Hi, Ms. Reva!” a gang of kindergarten-aged children screamed in unison, as we walked through the Robles Park Village public housing projects, one of the city’s oldest, on an overcast day in October. Iman, the complex’s resident council president, seemed to greet people with every step she took in this palm tree-lined neighborhood. She asked them about their day, she asked after their families, and most importantly, she asked whether they’d registered to vote.

When a member of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign visited Robles Park several months ago, Iman offered to give them a tour. As she wound her way through the complex, knocking on doors with the campaign worker, she learned something about her community that shook her to the core.

“We come to find out that the mass majority of them could not vote,” Iman recalled. Read more.


Recently, we traveled with journalist @anna.pazos to a refugee camp in northern Greece called Sinatex. She, along with the organization Bê Sînor, hosted a film workshop for the camp’s teenagers to help them explore the complex emotions of leaving one’s home behind. For more, check out today’s @thisisfusionInstagram Story.


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Wer in ein fremdes Land kommt, muss mit einer anderen Sprache und Kultur klarkommen

Sprach- und Integrationsmittler

Wer in ein fremdes Land kommt, muss mit einer anderen Sprache und Kultur klarkommen. Missverständnisse sind vorprogrammiert. In vielen deutschen Städten helfen sogenannte Sprachmittler den Migranten.

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A Twist in Rosenberg Spy Execution!!!

In new twist in Rosenberg spy saga, sons seek mother’s exoneration

10/18/2016 - Easthampton, MA - October 18, 2016: Robert Meeropol and his daughter Jennifer Meeropol pose for a portrait at the Rosenberg Fund For Children in Easthampton, MA on October 18, 2016. Robert and his brother Michael Meeropol, children of accused spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, are asking President Obama to pardon their mother. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe)

Michael and Robert Meeropol are citing new evidence that Ethel Rosenberg did not seek to pass evidence to the Soviets in sensational Cold War case.

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Why are States lacking so much compassion?

Among state lawmakers, compassionate release of inmates is divisive issue

Massachusetts Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi, right, faces reporters as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, left, looks on during the unveiling of a Democratic state budget proposal at the Statehouse in Boston, Monday, April 10, 2006. House Democratic lawmakers presented the $25.27 billion budget proposal Monday that represents a 5.7 percent increase over current spending and sets aside $200 million for a new health care plan. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Library Tag 06232006 Metro

A program for compassionate release of state inmates who are elderly and severely ill has stalled because of politics.

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The World’s Ten Most Unstable Countries

The World’s Ten Most Unstable Countries
What crises could blindside the White House in the next four years?

The Battle Against ISIS In Mosul: What Will It Mean for Kurds?


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South Sudan: Africa’s Perpetual Killing Field

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Perpetual Killing Field

[Note for TomDispatch Readers: As you read Nick Turse’s stunning report on his recent visit to the killing fields of South Sudan today, remember that if you support this site with a donation of $100 or more ($125 if you live outside the U.S.), you can get a signed, personalized copy of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan.  It’s Turse’s dramatic, up-close-and-personal account of the tragedy of the American-“midwifed” newest nation on the planet. Check our donation page for the details. Tom]

Slaughter is all too human. Killing fields or mass burial grounds are in the archeological record from the Neolithic period (6,000 to 7,000 years ago) on. Nonetheless, with the advent of modern weaponry and industrial processes, the killing fields of the world have grown to levels that can stagger the imagination. During World War II, when significant parts of the planet, including many of the globe’s great cities, were effectively reduced to ash, an estimated 60 millionpeople, combatants and civilians alike, died (including six million Jews in the killing fields and ovens of Auschwitz, Belzec, Sobibor, and elsewhere).

America’s wars in our own time have been devastating: perhaps three to four million Koreans, half of them civilians (and 37,000 Americans), as well as possibly a million Chinese troops, died between 1950 and 1953 on a peninsula largely left in rubble. In the Indochina wars of the 1960s and 1970s, the toll was similarly mind-bending.  In Vietnam, 3.8 million civilians and combatants are estimated to have perished (along with 58,000 Americans); in Laos, perhaps one millionpeople died; and in Cambodia, the U.S.-led part of that war resulted in an estimated 600,000-800,000 dead, while the rebel Khmer Rougemurdered another two to three million of their fellow countrymen in the autogenocide that followed. In all, we’re talking about perhaps, by the roughest of estimates, 12 million dead in Indochina in those years.

And that’s just to begin to explore some of the numbers from World War II to the present. Nick Turse, who spent years retracing the slaughter that was the Vietnam War for his monumental, award-winning book on war crimes there, Kill Anything That Moves, has more recently turned to a set of killing fields that are anything but history. In the last three years, he’s paid three visits to South Sudan, the newest “country” on the planet, the one the U.S. midwifed into existence, producing a dramatic account of the ongoing internecine struggles there in his recent book Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan. It’s a land that has experienced Syrian-level death counts with almost no attention whatsoever from the rest of the world. Recently, he returned to its killing fields and offers a chilling account of a largely forgotten land in which slaughter is the essence of everyday life. Tom

The Worst Place on Earth
Death and Life in the Lost Town of Leer
By Nick Turse

LEER, South Sudan — There it is again. That sickening smell. I’m standing on the threshold of a ghost of a home. Its footprint is all that’s left. In the ruins sits a bulbous little silver teakettle — metal, softly rounded, charred but otherwise perfect, save for two punctures. Something tore through it and ruined it, just as something tore through this home and ruined it, just as something tore through this town and left it a dusty, wasted ruin.

This, truth be told, is no longer a town, not even a razed one. It’s a killing field, a place where human remains lie unburied, whose residents have long since fled, while its few remaining inhabitants are mostly refugees from similarly ravaged villages.

Click here to read more of this dispatch.

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