General Discussion, Saturday, September 1, 2018

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    So that’s what…a picture of the DoJ/FBI investigators tasked to look for Trump dirt?

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  2. Hello Everyone πŸ™‚

    Here is an interesting, and very pretty Saturday Blessing from Lucille:

    This is a book cover! There is some great art that used to be on book covers. Hmmm… Think any children are given books of this quality to read in school these days?

    In looking for “fadeaway” cats I found this, and for some reason it just makes me laugh. This is “Sunflower” by Tiina πŸ™‚

    Have a great day everyone! πŸ˜‰

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Yay, crispy edged pancakes. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • Aaahhhhhh! One of my favorites! Thank you, Nyet.

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    • lovely says:

      Afternoon Nyet πŸ™‚ !

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      lilbirdee12’s prayer:

      Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

      Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

      Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

      Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
      Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

      We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
      Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

      In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  5. Menagerie says:

    Does this not look luscious? I wish I had the metabolism to eat stuff like this.

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  6. michellc says:

    Have a friend on FB whose 3rd grade daughter came home with math homework. This is one of the problems:
    Greg bought 2 boxes of balloons. He used half to decorate his yard. He used 40 to decorate his porch. He used the rest to decorate the inside of his house. How many balloons did he use inside?
    A.6
    B. 6,000
    C. 60
    D. 600

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    • czarina33 says:

      My take on it is 600. If he used 1/2 (300) in the yard, 40 on the porch (total is 340 now), that leaves 260 for inside the house. Can’t be 6 or 60. If the answer is 6,000 I hope he had lots of help blowing up the baloons & putting them up! Of course, I failed algebra, so I could be wrong.

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    • lovely says:

      Am I just missing something? How can you get a number to put into an equation if you don’t know how many balloons Greg put in a) the yard or b) came in a box c) if the boxes contained an equal amount of balloons?

      If he used half to decorate the yard are the 40 balloon he used to decorate his porch part of the total number he used for the yard or are the 40 balloons independent of the garden balloons? I am going to ignore the yard/porch dilemma for my own sanity.

      So….

      If Greg received 12,080 balloons and he put half in the yard that would mean he put 6,040 balloons in the yard, 40 on the porch leaving 6000 balloons to put in his house.

      If Greg received 1,280 balloons and he put half of those balloons in his yard that would mean he put 640 balloons in the yard 40 on the porch leaving 600 in the house.

      If Greg received 200 balloons and he put half of those in the yard, that would mean 100 in the yard with the 40 on his porch leaving 60 for the inside of his house.

      If Greg received 92 balloons and he put half of those in the yard, that would mean 46 balloons in the yard with the 40 on his porch leaving 6 for the inside of his house.

      It seems to me that given there are nothing but variables floating around like a pinball on crack that all the answers can be correct.

      Tell the teacher to go jump in a lake.

      Thanks Michelle my mind is numb πŸ˜œπŸ€”.

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      • lovely says:

        Sorry for the wonky garden/yard sentence.

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      • stella says:

        Yes, to all of the above.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        ROTFL πŸ˜€

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      • michellc says:

        I’m waiting for tomorrow for her to tell us what the teacher says is the correct answer. I’m with you, with what little info given, any of the answers could be correct. Way to make 3rd graders hate math though. It’s probably some version of common core.

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        • lovely says:

          I agree! Let us know, it has to be common core. The answer is probably “3 oranges and a banana” or some other equal noises.

          Always good to see you Michelle πŸ™‚ !

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Reminds me of:
            What’ the difference between a duck?

            A toothpick, because a telephone pole doesn’t have a doorknob.

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          • michellc says:

            Another friend was commenting on her post saying that her son who is in high school had basically the same question except it wasn’t balloons. I guess they just keep recycling the stupid.
            Him being older though he showed how every answer could be correct.

            It’s good to see you too.

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            • lovely says:

              Sickening that people who promote crap like this call themselves “teacher” . SMH

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              • michellc says:

                The answer they wanted was 6. The teacher told her how to get the answer according to her book. She showed the teacher how each one could be the correct answer. She’s enrolling her kid in EPIC until she feels more comfortable homeschooling. She didn’t go into details on FB, but it sounds like it didn’t go well. lol

                She was thanking her Mom on FB for agreeing to help out and watch her daughter during the day.

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                • lovely says:

                  She didn’t go into details on FB, but it sounds like it didn’t go well.

                  Can’t imagine, I’m sure the teacher was an indignant dullard who was shocked anyone would have the gall to question them. What a world.

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                  • michellc says:

                    She’s been talking about wanting to do this for awhile, but was afraid she couldn’t make it work. I guess this was the final push she needed.
                    I do a little happy dance in my head every time I see a parent saying they’ve pulled their child out of public school.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Me too Michelle, we don’t need to worry about reeducation camps when the Leftist are turning out millions of mind numb sycophants through the regular public school system.

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                  • michellc says:

                    There is one lady on FB who pulled her three children out of public school during the teacher strike.
                    Her and her husband decided their kids were more important than two incomes. They sold both of their new cars to get out of a payment and bought two older vehicles with cash and no payments. They no longer eat out and have changed other lifestyles to be able to survive on one income.
                    She says it’s the best thing she’s ever done. They turned half of their utility room into a small classroom to keep school and house separate.
                    She says that her oldest son, a 6th grader was the most resistant to leaving school. That now though he’s the one enjoying it the most and it has made him more well behaved and he’s now not struggling with math because she came up with a way to make him understand better.
                    He now tells her how much he loves it and never wants to go back to school because it was like a prison compared to school at home.

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                  • michellc says:

                    My daughter and I made some enemies during the teacher strike. They still come out of the woodwork now and then.

                    My daughter posted a video one night of my grandson reading one of his favorite books. Someone asked her if he was really reading it or just had it memorized. She told them that some of the words he could read, but mainly he just had the book memorized.

                    One of these oh so smart teachers and one of these oh so smart teachers’ daughters came out of the woodwork and criticized her for not knowing how to teach her son to read but she thought she could homeschool him, trying to do the job of a teacher and failing.

                    She told them that is why they would never get their hands on her children.

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                  • stella says:

                    Your daughter is teaching your grandson to love reading. He will love it so much that he will be determined to learn and, therefore, easy to teach.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Him and Gracie both love books, but it comes naturally. My DH and I both passed on our love of reading to our children and now it’s being passed on to the grandkids.

                    I laughed at them because kids who are read to usually start with memorizing words before they learn to sound out those words.

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                  • stella says:

                    That is how it happened in our family too.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    My son started learning to read at a few months. No, he could not talk and he did not learn words right then, but he learned that books were good things. He also knew when to say certain words as he got older and followed along. We read a book about kittens, and at one point I would turn the page and he would yell “Uh,oh,” which were the words on the page. He didn’t recognize the words on the page, but he knew that they said “Uh, oh” at that spot. He is a voracious reader who has married a voracious reader. I have a feeling one or both of his daughters will be voracious readers.

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                  • stella says:

                    My grandsons too (and my daughter). All were read to daily from babyhood, and are voracious readers. Their dad is also a big reader, and their home is filled with books, magazines and Kindles.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    After dinner, the kids get their bathes, then they all go to the office, or as I call it, the reading room. They sit quietly and read, not watch TV. Then after a while the kids go up to their room and then a pile of books they choose, is read to them. Lots of reading at night. πŸ™‚ I really love it.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Wow. Vile people. Attacking a mom because they suck as human beings and as teachers. I can’t say I’m surprised I lived through prop ten here and the 97% of the teachers here were and are disgusting self interested stupid loathsome people.

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                  • michellc says:

                    They never think they suck, they think they’re the most intelligent people in the world who deserve buckets of money because they have a degree. If I heard that once I heard it a million times.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Yep, they think they are the salvation of the intellectual world.

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                  • michellc says:

                    I will say there are a few good ones, I had some privately tell me how they didn’t agree with them. They’re like some parents though and feel trapped in the world they’re in.
                    Then there were those who publicly came out against them. The sad thing is most of them either retired early from teaching or left teaching all together.
                    Like all leftists, it was a mob mentality with those who didn’t agree with them, especially fellow teachers who didn’t agree.
                    They sounded much like these protesters in the hearing the past two days, except there were way more of them disrespecting our State Capitol.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    So, that “teacher” doesn’t realize the positive aspects of a child memorizing a story. She doesn’t realize that they sometimes learn to recognize the words. Now, I am not a proponent of teaching reading by sight words. But, sometimes you can’t help when a child learns things on his own. That is actually a good thing. Sometimes I have trouble making my point, but I hope this does.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Too many teachers who obviously have never had children or never read to their children.

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                  • lovely says:

                    There are all kinds of homeschooling support groups where kids and parents get together. Parents share their expertise and some groups even have a school day once a week and people teach the children really neat stuff that they wouldn’t get in the indoctrination vessels called schools.

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                  • michellc says:

                    My daughter has found one here, they don’t get together to teach, but they get together for the kids to do things together. They go skating, to the park, the pool, etc.

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                  • lovely says:

                    When we lived in Texas and NC we had a teaching day, it was fun, we had real experts in fields share their knowledge with the kids then we had a potluck and the mom’s visited while the children played.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Because my daughter has wanted to learn as much as she can from those who are home schooling or have home schooled or were home schooled, she’s talked to a lot of people.

                    One of the young ladies she spoke to who is in college now told her one of her favorite things was the cool things they did that was a lesson. Such things as museums, parks, woods, firehouses, police stations, etc.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Yep we did lots of field trips!

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  7. stella says:

    Someone asked the other day about the red X’s in your Twitter handle. I asked Zurich Mike, and here’s his answer:

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  8. stella says:

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  9. Hello πŸ™‚ I’m new here, found you through Sundance and the Tree House. I hope everyone had a beautiful day.

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  10. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    😯 😯 😯 I just watched Judge Jeanine’s opening. Boy, she just beat Jeff Sessions to a pulp, and then, shredded him.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I cannot figure him out. I’ve never seen someone do what he has done. Or rather not done. Why did he take the job?

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I can’t help but think he was either convinced that he needed to stay out of everything connected to Russia in any way………or ……………….he has been threatened, which wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

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