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Re: Pollution
« Reply #180 on: March 21, 2015, 04:07:18 pm »
The 3 Reasons Money Brings Satisfaction But Not Happiness 

If money doesn’t bring happiness, then why do people behave as though it does?
 
It seems only natural that happiness should flow from having more money. Even if they don’t admit it, people still behave as though it were true. More money means you can have what you want and do what you want. The house you dream of? It’s yours. The new car you desire? Here are the keys. The freedom to enjoy your favourite pastimes? Here’s your racket, the court is down there, just past the pool.

So the puzzle is this: why do social scientists consistently find only moderate relationships between having more money and being happy? Some have even suggested that this moderate connection might be exaggerated. In reality money might have very little to do with happiness at all.

Most puzzling, though, is that people often seem aware at some level that money won’t make them happy. And yet they continue to work away earning money they don’t objectively need.

First, though, let’s look at the three reasons money doesn’t make us happy:

1.It’s relative income that’s important.
As I’ve noted previously, money is relative. It turns out we don’t mind so much about our actual level of income, so long as we’re earning more than other people around us. Unfortunately as we earn more money we’re likely to be surrounded by richer people so we often end up failing to take advantage of the positive comparison.

2.Material goods don’t make us happy.
Acquiring things like houses and cars only have a transient effect on happiness. People’s desires for material possessions crank up at the same, or greater rate, than their salaries. Again, this means that despite considerably more luxurious possessions, people end up no happier. There’s even evidence that materialism make us less happy.

3.People don’t shift to enjoyable activities when they are rich. People who earn more money don’t spend their time enjoying themselves, they spend their time at work, in activities likely to cause them more stress and tension. This may be because of ‘the focusing illusion’. When people think about earning more money they probably imagine they would use the money on recreational activities. In fact, to earn the money, they have to spend more time at work, and commuting to and from work.

http://www.spring.org.uk/2008/04/3-reasons-money-brings-satisfaction-but.php

Libertarian response to the above proven scientific reality.   ;)



Agelbert NOTE:
My dear friend GO, fellow Diner and respectful Libertarian debater of the "joys" of getting yours. I suggest you ponder the above truths. They are born of investigation, not religious beliefs (that you happen to have, by the way  ;)) about happiness being inversely proportional to the quantity of material possessions one has. Take a hard look at al those CEOs that you think are so happy. LOOK at their faces in the pictures where they pose with their best foot forward with a look of arrogant smug satisfaction. DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT IS HAPPINESS? I don't.

I used to have the Libertarian World View that "Money isn't everything, but it's way ahead of whatever is in second place".    I learned that is so false as to be an Orwellian statement.

Assuming (something I do not assume at all!) that the Bible is not an objective resource, let us look at what the Documented, Scientifically Observed behavior of Homo SAPS says about how having MORE makes people WANT MORE, be LESS satisfied and happy and be MORE acquisitive than those who have less (i.e. Having more really is inversely proportional to being happy with what you HAVE).

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Existing scientific research on the value of materialism yields clear and consistent findings. People who are highly focused on materialistic values have lower personal well-being and psychological health than those who believe that materialistic pursuits are relatively unimportant.

These relationships have been documented in sample of people ranging from wealthy to poor, from teenagers to the elderly, and from Australians to South Koreans.

Several investigators have reported similar results using a variety of ways of measuring materialism.

The studies document
that strong materialist values are associated with pervasive undermining of people's well-being, from low life satisfaction to happiness, to depression and anxiety, to physical problems such as headaches, and to personality disorders, narcissistic, and antisocial behaviors.

http://lifehacker.com/why-were-so-materialistic-even-though-it-doesnt-make-1486081424



 
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« Reply #181 on: March 21, 2015, 04:44:22 pm »
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I used to have the Libertarian World View that "Money isn't everything, but it's way ahead of whatever is in second place".  :evil4: I learned that is so false as to be an Orwellian statement.

Spoken like a person who chased down and fought in the courts for his 200 grand inheritance like a starved lion drooling over fresh bloody meat, and then lost the legal battle. 

Always wondered AG, Had you gotten your paws on the 200 big ones would you have become a Republican or a Libertarian the following day?? 
:cwmddd:     :laugh: 
 


Excellent observation and even more excellent inquiry. I did explain why I did what I did back then, but you forgot that so I will mention it again and fill in any "greed based, money worshipping, and so on" (see your "compliment" about my paws... temper, temper, old boy  no need to get offensive. ;D) impressions you may have received from my quixotic pro se efforts.

If I had gotten $200,000.00 from the inheritance, the plan was for my wife to be able to survive when I am dead. I do not have survivor benefits on my pension. Besides my Federal Government Pension, I collect $49 a month in Social Security due to the small amount of money I earned outside of the Federal Government after I was retired (selling Lifetime kitchenware, reflective film for business and residential energy savings, applying Jan mortar to the concrete facia of large, multi-story buildings (that was exciting!). booth operator at Burlington Airport parking and a paper route with my wife for the Burlington Free Press from 1998 to 2006 (I did enjoy the outdoor work quite a bit!).

NO social security was taken out while I was in the Federal Government (20 years). I managed to get enough Social Security quarters but the "pension" from Social Security (about $150) has Medicare part B subtracted from it.

So, WHEN I die (I'm ten years older than my wife), she will get SNAP fun and games and about half of $150 a month to live on, period. Here in Vermont, Carmen, with a Cum Laude BS degree in chemistry, some experience as a science teacher and assistant lab technician, applied for a job.

They would not hire her, even though she passed the chemistry knowledge questionnaire they gave her for the  ridiculously easy quality control job (a TEMPORARY JOB to fill in for sombody on vacation!) of looking through a scope to check for faults in a nicotine patch, because "she struggled with English". That is TOTAL BULL****. Sure, she has an accent, but EVERY chemistry and biochemistry book and course she ACED was in ENGLISH!

But let us not dwell on the local bigotry. If I do, some fine Diner will suggest I go back where I came from, or some other bit of duplicity to avoid the issue.   

The point is that my wife will have to sell the manufactured home when I die because she just cannot afford to live in a TRAILER that she owns any more because of the rent payments (and $900 a year property taxes).

If I had gotten the $200,000.00 my wife would have, at $1,500 a month (basic necessity living requirements here), about 130 months of the SAME standard of living we have now. She is 10 years younger than I am. I would have provided for her as much as I provided for myself. I wish I could have done that. That's all I wanted. It was not greed. It is now in God's hands.

I can live with that BECAUSE I did the best I could while maintaining my standards of ethical behavior. My best efforts, born of altruism, not greed, were not enough. Bad stuff happens.
 

Not wanting my wife to be homeless is rather different from greedily fighting for an inheritance, don't you agree? And I would NOT resort to unethical behavior to ensure my wife was not homeless. Anyone that thinks that unethical behavior is justified to feed your family is wrong. I hope you agree. Because if you don't, we will NEVER agree.

The rationalization to do WHATEVER so your FAMILY can be safe, secure and happy is EXACTLY what got Homo SAPdom to the suicidal box canyon it is in now.   

 
Blankfein poses for the camera.  ;D

This is guy is clearly as happy as a used car salesman. This "happiness" requires a constant devotion to finding new and better ways to make a sucker out of fellow Homo SAPS. Psychologically speaking, that "happiness" produces dysfunctional families, physical and mental health problems for all involved with this ethics challenged Homo SAP (including himself) and leads DIRECTLY to exploitation of planetary resources without reflection.

From the scamming, UNJUST behavior to the polluting UNJUST behavior, this is evil.

Now then, if you believe that EVIL behavior produces this brand of "happiness", then you CANNOT believe that the happiness, as we all define it, is related to having more material possessions by whatever means.

I single out Blankfein because YOU, GO, brought him up for the express purpose of ridiculing the validity of the quote from Ka I was celebrating.

But the SCIENCE says that, UNJUST acquisition of material possessions aside, INHERITED, as well as other JUST acquisitions of material possessions makes people LESS HAPPY than they were before they got the goodies. That is because, once they have MORE, they WANT MORE. 

There is no way around that, old chum. No, I don't sell used cars.  ;D


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Re: Pollution
« Reply #182 on: March 28, 2015, 08:40:53 pm »
JUST SAY NO! TO GMO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnN6FFjZBZQ&feature=player_embedded


Great Video!       
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« Reply #183 on: March 28, 2015, 08:59:46 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TyAJZVARPw&feature=player_embedded

Bill Gates follows in his father's FOOTSTEPS.   
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #184 on: March 28, 2015, 09:03:58 pm »
Monsanto's Best-Selling Herbicide Has Cut Monarch Population by 90 Percent  >:(

Two videos and an in depth discussion of the biosphere and human health destroying tactics of the most Dangerous Corporation in the World.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/28/monsanto-sustainable-agriculture-company.aspx
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #185 on: March 29, 2015, 07:48:16 pm »
Rhode Island Legislature Initiates Prohibition Against Geoengineering



The Rhode Island legislature submitted HB 7655 in April 2014. The Bill was held for review and apparently died in committee;
The 2015 legislature submitted a new Bill – HB 5480 – currently being held for review.

2015 — HB 5480 RHODE ISLAND – 2015 — HB 5480 RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — GEOENGINEERING (Summary).

http://www.aircrap.org/2015/03/29/rhode-island-legislature-initiates-prohibition-against-geoengineering/

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« Reply #186 on: March 30, 2015, 12:24:41 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzAV5NFABN4&feature=player_embedded
Now for some gallows humor. Learn ALL ABOUT Patrick Moore.


Study Reveals Monsanto's RoundUp Chemicals Are LETHAL Even In Small Doses


South Berkshire Research Institute   
 
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« Reply #187 on: March 31, 2015, 10:37:42 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0HL4L6Pa-4&feature=player_embedded

Watch Viral Video: Nebraska Man Asks Oil and Gas Commission One Simple Question: ‘Would You Drink It?’  ;D


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« Reply #188 on: April 06, 2015, 07:31:43 pm »
Published Mar 23, 2015
Life, Death and Chemicals
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Much of America’s strawberry supply is farmed atop a rich deposit of oil. For a family living among the pesticides and drilling, the source of their health problems is a painful mystery. Welcome to the California tar sands.

Story by Natalie Cherot

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On the morning of June 21, 2011, a 54-year-old Chevron worker named David Taylor was checking on a well in Kern County, northeast of Oxnard. Cyclic steaming is supposed to happen well below the surface, but, oddly, steam was rising from the ground. When Taylor and two co-workers went to check on it, the earth opened up and sucked him into a hole filled with hydrogen sulfide and water heated to nearly 90 degrees Celsius. A colleague later said, “Other workers could not react in time to save him from falling.” Taylor burned alive.

The state’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, or DOGGR, launched an investigation and found that while Taylor had avoided stepping on wet ground, years of steaming had made even the dry ground at the oil field unstable.

An investigator’s photo of the crater shows Taylor’s hardhat laying beside it. That evening, workers found Taylor’s remains about five feet underground.

Nonetheless, regulators allowed Chevron to continue steaming, even as more of these euphemistically named “surface expressions” cropped up.

On Aug. 4 that year, the surface expressed violently: The ground 12 meters from Taylor’s crater exploded. Large rocks and oil catapulted 45 meters, a tsunami of oil.

DOGGR restricted steaming for 90 meters around the area. Less than two weeks later, on Aug. 17, another crater erupted. Steam billowed into the sky. DOGGR expanded the buffer to 240 meters but allowed drilling to continue. Steaming water and hot oil seeped up from craters on the well pad throughout September and November as Chevron continued its work. Employees said the earth shook beneath them.

In October, just four months after Taylor’s death, instead of imposing further new regulations, California Gov. Jerry Brown sought permitting shortcuts from regulators to let drillers begin steam injection faster. The head of the Department of Conservation, Derek Chernow, wrote a memo asserting that doing so would be illegal. A week later, Brown fired him.

For Taylor’s death, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined Chevron $350.

Delgado saw Taylor’s death and the state’s response as proof that California bureaucrats were not interested in protecting the state from oil drillers. The same cyclic steaming happening in Kern was happening in their backyard.

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The night before Christmas Eve last year, she called a special council meeting about the construction of a fourth power plant in the city. She invited Delgado and Anguiano to attend and speak out against it.

Locals queued for their three minutes at the podium, where one by one they demanded an end to chemical dumping, methane flares, pesticides, hydraulic fracturing and on and on. Delgado squirmed in his chair, but every position seemed painful. He was not in the mood to address the council. Tonight he would just watch and listen.

“There are too many chemicals here,” declared one resident from the crowd before she got up and walked out of the meeting.

Afterward, Anguiano approached Delgado and said, “My doctor says she wouldn’t even know what out there was making me sick if I got sick.”

“We expect the new city manager to perform miracles,” Delgado replied.

Actually, the miracle came at the end of last year, when the oil companies slowed down their drilling all on their own. And it had nothing to do with Ramirez, Anguiano, Delgado or regulators.

Between December and January, a global oversupply of crude sent the price plummeting so low that it sent shocks throughout the California oil industry. Oil companies and oil field subcontractors laid off workers and withdrew oil permit applications all across Ventura County. Without the drilling tax revenue, local governments were in a panic; Kern, the county where Taylor died, declared a fiscal emergency. On Jan. 19, crude hit $47 a barrel.

There was no celebration, however. That same day, Delgado went in for his first chemotherapy appointment. A week before Ramirez’s pre-Christmas meeting, Delgado’s doctor told him there was a tumor in his stomach. His prognosis is poor.

Natalie Cherot, PhD, is a journalist based in California.

http://latterlymagazine.com/life-death-and-chemicals/
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« Reply #189 on: April 13, 2015, 10:55:34 pm »

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"I have seen my country dissolve before my eyes".
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« Reply #191 on: April 14, 2015, 01:13:06 pm »
04/13/2015 01:54 PM            
25,000 Canadians March Against Fracking & Tar Sands Pipelines
SustainableBusiness.com News

In one of Canada's largest climate marches, 25,000 people rallied in Quebec City this weekend, with concurrent marches in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.

They sent provincial premiers three simple messages:

Yes to taking strong action on climate change

No to expanding Canada's tar sands and pipelines

Yes to renewable energy


The march anticipates Tuesday's conference on climate change, where provincial premiers will purportedly work on a national energy strategy and prepare commitments for December's Climate Change Summit. Although he was invited, Canadian Prime Minister Harper will not attend.

Just days before, 2,700 liters of toxic bunker fuel spilled in Vancouver's English Bay.
 
People want the premiers to know, "We've reached our boiling point , much like the planet has," say the organizers, a coalition of First Nations and environmental groups across Canada.

In 2012, premiers attempted to develop a national energy strategy, but it became mired in the age-old province versus national governing debate. And while most of Canada will soon price carbon, provincial leaders somehow still support tar sands oil and fracking.

Council of Canadians notes:

Alberta premier Jim Prentice describes the Keystone XL pipeline - which would emit 22 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a year - as 'environmentally defensible'. 

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall says he will be 'disappointed' if President Obama vetoes the Keystone pipeline.

British Columbia premier Christy Clark is championing development of LNG export terminals in the province, even though just five terminals would release 13 million tons of GHG emissions, after fracking and transport generate 15 million tons.   

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, who is shepherding through cap-and-trade, also wants to help Alberta get its tar sands oil to market. 

New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant has publicly backed the idea of twinning Energy East from Alberta to his province with a fracked gas pipeline that could feed an LNG export terminal in Saint John.   

The premier of the Northwest Territories has been promoting the Arctic Gateway pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil to the Arctic Ocean. 

"A study in the January edition of the journal Nature put our challenge plainly: Canada must leave 85% of tar sands in the soil to help the human race avoid catastrophic climate change.

That means no new tar sands pipelines. No Keystone, no Energy East, no Kinder Morgan, No Northern Gateway. Build even one, and we torpedo our chances of stopping global warming.

We stand on the edge of a precipice, and a lack of political will threatens to send us over it. Our Premiers need to choose. We cannot protect the climate while expanding the tar sands and approving new pipelines," says Maude Barlow, Chair of Council of Canadians.

"We are demanding a Canadian energy strategy which features meaningful regulatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions, a just transition to conservation, energy efficiency and the rapid expansion of public and community-owned renewable energy. Intimately linked to these efforts is our call to oppose the 'free trade' agenda of NAFTA, CETA and the WTO given they undermine the ability of all levels of governments to regulate the sale or extraction of fossil fuels and promote renewable energy ," says Barlow.

"We are very wary and would oppose a strategy that allows business as usual - namely, the pursuit of an energy superpower status through increased exports based on unfettered ongoing fossil-fuel exploitation.
The social and environmental costs of this are all too clear," adds Andrea Harden-Donahue, an energy and climate justice campaigner.

Read our article, Canadians Rise Up Against Their Own Keystone Pipelines.
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/26246

Message to status quo loving, logic challenged, greedball human SCUM:

 


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« Reply #192 on: April 17, 2015, 08:24:07 pm »
Never before seen Whale Calf Mutations.  :(
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Published on Jan 14, 2014

governments, and mainstream media are covering up Fukushimas Radiation Waves hitting the West Coast of the U.S.


As radiation levels spike and mutated wildlife washes ashore, government and media promote delusion.

Radiation hot spots are popping up around the United States thousands of percentages higher than 'background radiation', mutated wildlife is being found dead on the same West Coast beaches where increased radiation levels have been documented by independent researchers and the Fukushima TEPCO plant workers have been caught using duct tape to fix their nuclear equipment. But according to both the Japanese and United States governments, these events mean absolutely nothing.

In fact, you must be a conspiracy theorist if you fail to believe the official story that it was likely red-painted utensils that led to a spike in documented radiation levels along the California coast (yes, the government actually offered this up as an official answer). And you must absolutely be a conspiracy theorist if you have the gall to actually look back to late 2011, when researchers presented their findings regarding the impending wave of Fukushima radiation that was already being recorded within the country.

Information going back to 2011 shows that scientists were already concerned about an increase in radiation levels and the overall fallout from the dilapidated Fukushima plant. We can even go back to the declaration by scientist Marco Kaltofen of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute that radioactive 'hot particles' had been found at 2 out of the 3 radiation monitoring stations in Boston.

The very core of the Fukushima disaster timeline that has been regurgitated by the mainstream media and government agencies alike was almost exclusively based on information provided by plant operator TEPCO — a company that is now on record as having lied to the population of the world in a major way. And there were no signs they would ever tell the truth unless forced to. It wasn't until an independent investigation revealed the actual levels of radiation released from the plant (around 2 1/2 times more than TEPCO would even admit) that TEPCO was forced to go on record and state that the radiation levels they released were indeed much lower than reality.

However, the independent investigation into Fukushima radiation levels not only exposed the lies by TEPCO regarding the radiation explosion at the plant, but it also found that around 78% of the caesium-137 released by the plant was funneling into the Pacific Ocean. The plant now states that the three reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant released about 900,000 Tera-becquerels of radioactive substances. About 20% fell on Japanese land, 2% somewhere on land outside the country, and a whopping 78% remainder is believed to have entered the Pacific Ocean.

At the very least, the Japanese and United States governments should be preparing citizens for what scientists said could last 'thousands of years': the Fukushima nightmare. And that begins with admitting that the threat is real. Because unless we really prepare ourselves and work together as a planet to truly fix the Fukushima plant and ensure that the 1,4000+ rods do not cause yet another massive meltdown (as experts say they likely will during transfer), we really will be facing a radioactive nightmare of epic proportions.

While the spread of radiation to the West Coast of North America was casually acknowledged, the early press reports (AP and Reuters) "quoting diplomatic sources" stated that only "tiny amounts of radioactive particles have arrived in California but do not pose a threat to human health."

Check Below links for more info:

http://fukushimaupdate.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/fuk...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushim...

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« Reply #193 on: April 23, 2015, 11:07:32 pm »
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Nine workers have been killed over the past four years in circumstances that strongly suggest hydrocarbon poisoning as the likely cause of death, and yet so far, only one of the fatalities has been solely attributed to hydrocarbon vapor inhalation.

As far as the oil & gas industry’s position on the dangers of manual tank gauging is concerned, there appear to be two possibilities: either they did not realize that opening a hatch on top of an oil tank and looking inside might expose workers to dangerous fumes, or they did realize this and chose not to do anything about it. Here’s WSJ:


The deaths of Trent Vigus and at least nine other oil-field workers over the past five years had haunting similarities. Each worker was doing a job that involved climbing on top of a catwalk strung between rows of storage tanks and opening a hatch.

There were no known witnesses to any of the men’s deaths. Their bodies were all found lying on top of or near the tanks. Medical examiners generally attributed the workers’ deaths primarily or entirely to natural causes, often heart failure…

According to some industry-safety and government officials. The industry has been ignoring warning signs for years and has been resistant to implementing some steps that would reduce or eliminate the risk to workers.

“I was trying to get workers into respirators and all kinds of things and running an uphill battle,” said a former industrial hygienist for a large oil company who said he had noticed dangerously high hydrocarbon levels in some of his testing as far back as 2009. “They say, ‘Everyone does it this way.’ But that doesn’t make it any less right or wrong.”

Some industry officials said that companies hadn’t realized there might be a problem  ::) until the pattern of deaths began to emerge, but they now acknowledge the situation needs to be studied further

Full article by Tyler Durden:


Why Are Oil & Gas Workers Mysteriously Dying Across America ?


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« Reply #194 on: April 25, 2015, 04:51:53 pm »
14-Year-Old ‘Kid Warrior’ Rallies Youth Around the World to Protect the Planet 

Vanessa Black | April 22, 2015 3:55 pm

SNIPPET:

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez   is not your average teen.

At the rebellious age of 14, he has given a Ted Talk and spoken twice at major United Nation’s forums. President Obama awarded him the Youth Change Maker of the Year Award and he is a member of the Presidential Youth Council to advise the president on youth views and policy.



http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/22/kid-warrior-xiuhtezcatl-martinez/
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