February 14th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #756

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763 Responses to February 14th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #756

  1. Nick the Deplorable says:

    Pelosi says she will file legal challenge to any national emergency. Does this mean it will go right to supreme court?

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  2. steph_gray says:

    Just did a sneaky end-run around the full comment lines at the White House by blurting out exactly what I wanted to say (please do a CR before signing and read the whole bill) to the young woman who answered before she had a chance to switch me.

    The number 202-456-1414 reaches a human who sends you to the comment line, which says it is fulll and sends you to 202-456-1111, which is locked up with a busy signal.

    We are clearly melting the phones to the WH, which I think is good. I will do an online comment next.

    Calling my reps is no use because they are DemonRats. May call Grassley. That was a horrid stunt he pulled.

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  3. Me says:

    Just heard Ocassio-Cortez talking about the Amazon deal and how NY is not for sale and how they exploit workers. Her voice is horrible. I’ve never heard her speak before; sounds like a little girl.

    Liked by 5 people

    • benifranlkin says:

      ….and a nincompoop

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    • AOC seems to get dumber by the day! She doesn’t seem to understand that $3 billion in future tax breaks is not the same as $3 billion in cash. She really thinks that New York just saved $3 billion that can now be spent on other stuff like teachers and subways!

      Even Communist DeBlasio understood what kind of massive revenue that Amazon was going to generate for NYC, and is pissed off. I do not like Bezos personally, but Amazon is one of the best run companies in the world.

      [video src="https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2019/02/14/7890581004784387930/1024x576_MP4_7890581004784387930.mp4" /]

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  4. G3 says:

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      If she is not there in person next Tuesday, 19th, I will jump on the #wheresruth bandwagon.

      Although I doubt she has actually passed away, at that point I will be very skeptical that she is well enough to function and will suspect her work, including votes are being carried out as she would want them to be but not by her. This is not the same thing. She is either able to function or she is out.

      Lifetime appointment doesn’t literally mean until she is dead regardless of state actual state of being!

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      • Joemama says:

        A doctor noted in a post at CTH that the removal of lung tumors results in a long extremely painful recovery period, even in relatively healthy, robust individuals. If this is the case, it is highly likely that RBG is on heavy opioid drips for pain. She should recuse and/or resign, if this is the case.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Yep, I couldn’t serve on jury duty being on a 5 mg dose of slow acting methadone from severe pancreatic pain as result of birth defect. That’s how fussy they Are! RBG should not be actingon any matters before her court.

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        • avi says:

          she had two lesions removed, making it at minimal stage 3. that requires radiation and chemo, but she is not receiving it meaning its too advanced or she is too sick


      • Carrie says:

        This same exact procedure was performed on my 84 year old father about a year and a half ago (double lobectomy). The anesthesia caused all sorts of hallucinations and although he did appear to be on a road to recovery 6 months later (after may setbacks), his Parkinsons progressed at triple speed and he finally passed away. If she has any underlying conditions (which we know she does), these will get much worse will probably lead to her eventual demise. She should be recused, she already looked very poorly even before the procedure!

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  5. paulraven1 says:

    McConnell is saying the President will sign the bill then declare a national emergency. This sounds like a con being run on the President. The bill is laden with pitfalls and bugs to thwart a wall. If Trump signs it, and later discovers these, no excuses whatsoever. He will have been played.

    Don’t sign it, Mr. President.

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    • DiogenesVindicated says:

      Emergency will Trump bills limitations. It will be decided by SCOTUS.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      think President declares Nationsl Emergency and then signs bill


    • steph_gray says:

      “Later discovers”?

      Oh sure, VSGPDJT and his staff will all be really sloppy reading the bill and figuring out the pitfalls. Which ones? The ones that are being covered exhaustively right now in every possible outlet of conservative media. The ones that Joe DiNova could spot from 1000 miles away blindfolded.

      Because I guess, you think PDJT is an idiot. Or “surrounded by bad advisers” and never bothers to research beyond them for some unknown reason.

      Sounds just like the man who made billions in cutthroat New York real estate, and then won the Presidency the first time he tried, just by being himself.

      Oh wait, I think I need an /s tag… 🙄

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    • Will it matter if there are enough votes to override PDJT’s veto?

      This way he gets all the corrupt uniparty politicians on record.

      Also PDJT can say what Congress did was not enough. We have a National Emergency.

      Notice the bill was passed the same day Barr was voted AG.

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  6. MILupper says:

    Watching CSpan 2. Very strange encounter between Sen Krystan Simena and Chuck Schumer on the floor of the senate. While voting on cloture on the CR Simena came in the chambers and sat down next to Joe Manchin. Chuckie made a beeline to her and began chatting her up. Schumer began reaching his open hand making a left to right rotating motion, ala Al Frankin in the photo on the plane groping the USO staffer, and began reaching towards Simena’s chest. When he got about a foot from her chest she shoved his hand away.
    Will see if I can find video.

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  7. magatrump says:

    Thank you President Trump for declaring a national emergency for getting the border wall built.
    Do not sign the POS bill. Instead demand a CR.

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  8. Zippy says:

    Tech Elites, Donor Class Unite with GOP/Dems to Outsource White-Collar American Jobs
    12 Feb 2019


    Silicon Valley’s business elites and donor-class billionaires are uniting with elected Republicans and Democrats to ensure that white-collar, middle-class American jobs are swiftly outsourced to mostly Indian and Chinese nationals.

    A plan known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), as well as Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ken Buck (R-CO), would eliminate the U.S. country caps in the legal immigration system and would fast-track outsourcing of white-collar American jobs to mostly Indian and Chinese nationals imported to the country by businesses, outsourcing firms, and multinational corporations.

    The country caps were originally implemented to prevent any one country from monopolizing the legal immigration system. Eliminating the country caps would immediately fast-track up to 300,000 green cards, and eventually American citizenship, to primarily Indian nationals in the U.S. on the H-1B visa, so long as they agree to take high-paying, white-collar jobs from Americans.

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  9. bakocarl says:

    10 U.S. Code § 2808 – Construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency

    (a) In the event of a declaration of war or the declaration by the President of a national emergency in accordance with the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) that requires use of the armed forces, the Secretary of Defense, without regard to any other provision of law, may undertake military construction projects, and may authorize the Secretaries of the military departments to undertake military construction projects, not otherwise authorized by law that are necessary to support such use of the armed forces. Such projects may be undertaken only within the total amount of funds that have been appropriated for military construction, including funds appropriated for family housing, that have not been obligated.

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:


  11. bakocarl says:

    The termination of a national emergency decree requires a joint resolution signed by the president. If the president vetoes such a measure, a two-thirds majority vote in each chamber would be needed to override.

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  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  13. Dora says:

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  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

    About time!

    Liked by 6 people

  15. pyromancer76 says:

    Good news always welcome. (I apologize if this has been posted above.) Reported on WUWT https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/02/14/dc-district-court-hands-trumps-epa-a-major-victory-over-environmentalists from The Daily Caller. Thanks to former EPA Dir Scott Pruit.

    “The District of Columbia District Court granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) petition to dismiss legal action against a policy to prohibit scientists from receiving agency funding while sitting on advisory boards.”

    “Milloy’ s [JunkScience.com]past research has found that scientists and experts sitting on just one Obama administration EPA advisory board collected $192 MILLION [my caps] in agency grants in recent decades. Milloy, an environmental policy expert, said this could unduly influence advisers tasked with evaluating EPA regulations.”

    Ya think!?!

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  16. Raffaella says:

    Bret Baier just said on his program:

    “Mr. Trump tweeted not too long ago about President Obama”

    He referred to our current President: Mr. Trump
    He referred to our previous President: President Obama

    He is President Trump you disgusting Bret Libtard Baier.

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  17. sunnydaze says:

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  18. sunnydaze says:

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  20. youme says:

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  21. Carrie says:

    CT is now considering letting illegals get US healthcare insurance because it would be “cheaper” . Oh, and they have rights too! I’m giving myself 5 years max to get out of this state.


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  22. Bankruptcy courts took over all creepy porn lawyers finances.

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  23. Lucille says:

    But she swoons over Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
    February 14, 2019 Humberto Fontova

    Liked by 1 person

  24. kyblue says:

    Jeff Bezos, is learning karma bites hard.

    Bezos is accusing the Saudis of leaking pictures of his extramarital affair after his pet mouthpiece theWPost has ‘gleefully’ used leaked material on political foes.

    Daniel Greenfield explores the hypocrisy of Jeff Bezos:


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  25. CorwinAmber says:

    Y’know, there is a veritable smorgasbord of websites out there where I can read criticism of this President…both from the Left and the Right, and the Middle for that matter. I can turn on the TV and find virtually every station virulently attacking this President, to include sports networks, food networks, and even home improvement networks. I can turn on the radio and find hosts who think this President is an idiot, a racist, a betrayer, et al. I can pick up newspapers and magazines which lambaste our President with all manner of invective and calumny, once again from the Left, Right and Middle.

    I remember when Rush first arrived on the air in 1988 and callers would berate him for not having on guests who opposed his point of view; they asked for “equal time” and he would roar: “I AM EQUAL TIME!”…because, as we knew back then, there were no media outlets of a conservative bent and any conservative allowed to speak on TV or radio was always outnumbered 10 to 1, or so it seemed.

    Is it too much to ask for a website that appreciates the sacrifices this man has made, continues to make, and will make over the next 6 years (and for the rest of his life, for that matter)? A website that is optimistic and sees the glass as half full with our VSG POTUS at the helm of the ship of state? I don’t worship the man, but I worship He who made him and In God We Trust. Mr. Trump climbed into the arena when he didn’t have to and has been suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune ever since. He has taken arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing, will end them IMHO. Perchance, let me dream…merci beaucoup

    Happy Valentine’s Day True Treepers! I miss those who no longer post here, sigh

    Liked by 15 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Well said, CorwinAmber!

      Liked by 3 people

    • jahealy says:

      “Is it too much to ask for a website that appreciates the sacrifices this man has made …”?

      What an odd comment.

      This isn’t a Donald J. Trump fan site, it’s a conservative news, information and opinion site. From my observation, most people here seem to very much appreciate PDJT, including his sacrifices.


    • WSB says:

      ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day, Corwin. There are some I miss as well. However, not respecting SD’s simple requests for sourcing trumps that.

      I meant every word of my pun.


      • CorwinAmber says:

        true dat, old timer Treeper! In the 7 years I’ve lurked here, I’ve never had any argument with the way SD runs this fine website, but I hate to see posters tear each other apart over small or imagined slights when our enemies are running amuck right in front of our eyes, but that’s just me, I guess – always a pleasure to peruse your posts!

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    • Bon Bon says:

      Check @woolfmoon for the treepers you seek


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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

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  28. kinthenorthwest says:

    So very sad that this is a state that I once dearly loved. I was born in California, & spend almost 2/3s of my life there. Now this is the last state I will ever move to, and in fact don’t even like visiting the state anymore.
    Still doing research, but I do believe I read someplace last year that the train project total had reached close to 1/2 a billion.
    California Admits Defeat on High-Speed Rail Project
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is pulling the plug on the state’s massive high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco that was more than a decade behind schedule and billions in the red.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      The figure is between $2.6 and $3.5 BILLION of OUR money. CA defrauded US….lied to US. They have to pay it back…it can go right to border security.

      Funny how Manafort is in solitary confinement and recently had his plea revoked because a judge feels he LIED and DEFRAUDED a bank out of $125K….but CA does the exact same thing without consequence.

      I hope you all appreciate that CA just stole money from the other 49 States.

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  29. linda4298 says:

    https://ilovemyfreedom.org/a-stunning-number-of-dems-attended-trumps-texas-rally-pelosi-will-hate-seeing-this/the people in attendance at the rally were coming from New Mexico.

    Check out Donald Trump Jr. said.

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Is New Mexico going to be the next swing state to flip from blue to red in 2020? #Trump2020 #MAGA

    Brad Parscale

    The El Paso rally had thousands of people from New Mexico. 70% Hispanic. 50% Democrat. 25% Independent. 25% Republican. 25% Didn’t vote in 2016. The left’s narrative isn’t working, Latinos support @realDonaldTrump in epic numbers. https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-el-paso-rally-attendance-democrats-efba0d58-3576-4e8e-a524-ce667cdb6ef1.html

    10:58 AM – Feb 14, 2019

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    • Joe says:

      Latinos vote as a group.

      The hope that Latinos are “natural Republicans” NEVER results.

      See Battle Beagle on Twitter if you want to see actual voting by race, ethnicity, religion.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Bert Darrell says:

        “Latinos” is a generic description that includes South and Central Americans. To put all of them or even a plurality under one political banner is a common mistake. My opinion is based on personal experience, having spent a significant amount of time in that geography, not from a tweet.

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        • Joe says:

          I was born and raised in California. I have travelled the world, i’ve been around.

          I watched California transform from a two party, capitalist state into a one party, socialist state.

          Demographics is destiny.


          • Bert Darrell says:

            My condolonse, Joe. Indeed, CA is now a uniparty socialist state. However, your reply does not contradict my post. Latinos are not a homogeneous group. Many voted for candidate Trump in 2016 and It is a distinct possibility that many more will do so in 2020.


  30. Joe says:

    If you want to know your future.

    See California.

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  31. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  32. linda4298 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/14/klukowski-president-trump-must-ensure-spending-bill-does-not-cancel-emergency-powers/ But the president must beware. Experts are already flagging for concern Sections 230, 231, and 232 of the spending bill, raising the possibility that it limits the president’s flexibility to use any of the authorities listed above to secure the border and build the wall.

    If the president signs this legislation, and the U.S. House votes to authorize Pelosi to sue the president in federal court or some other plaintiff is found to have standing to seek a court order to stop the wall’s construction, courts will apply the last-in-time rule: Whenever two statutes passed by Congress are inconsistent, the more recently enacted one supersedes the earlier law. Under a separate canon of statutory interpretation, a narrower provision in a law – such as a provision that specifies what can and cannot be built on the U.S.-Mexican border – supersedes a broader provision of federal law.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      I think he should declare an emergency and shut the border down. He has that power, right? make the congress go back to work and give him something he can sign.


    • WSB says:

      This is my reservation about the entire episode. It’s crap.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bakocarl says:

      The article in Breitbart clearly brings up a good point that PTrump and his team must carefully examine the whole text of this bill to find provisions that may hamper his objectives.

      With respect to Sections 230, 231, and 232 of the spending bill:
      Sec 230 and 232 clearly pertain only to use of any funds made available by this Act. So funds from a different source are not affected.
      Sec 231 restricts funds made available by this Act or prior Acts from the construction of pedestrian fencing in 5 different parks or refuges. Perhaps this restriction is OK with PTrump. I certainly don’t know.

      To me, nothing in Sec 230, 231 or 232 looks like a deal killer.


  33. linda4298 says:

    If Potus signs this bill, you can kiss the wall goodbye, so much poison in this crap, if he is challenged in court he will lose. So Pelosi and Schmucky feigning outrage, they know if he signs it and declares an emergency they will be smiling all the way to court.

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  34. concerned3 says:

    Committing Treason!
    Must See!

    Tucker Carlson Tonight 2/14/19 FOX NEWS
    START AT 29:00

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  35. Troublemaker10 says:

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  36. Mr. T. says:

    Sundance, I thought this article was worth mentioning. I knew, I just knew that California was never going to finish that bullet train line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. POTUS is right to demand that California return that 3.5 billion taxpayer dollars. Had California finished it, the US taxpayers would have ended up subsidizing the service like they do for Amtrak because projections showed they wouldn’t have had enough daily riders to even reach the breakeven point.


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  37. Joe says:

    I’d prefer a declaration of war to this bill.

    We’re being INVADED!

    F’ng invade Mexico. Set up a 1/2/mile no man’s land, on THEIR side or the border.

    Or become California.

    Pipe dream, I know.

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  38. SandraOpines says:

    I am conflicted over the budget bill……… but I trust our POTUS. That said, here is what our House Representative said…….. I agree with him too. I guess I will just need to do more Kubota time and sort it out. 😀

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:


  40. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  41. Troublemaker10 says:

    Adam Housley had a lot to say today. One of the few honest journalists. Wish he was still reporting somewhere.


    This group of people met without the Director knowing I am told and passed off the meetings as BBQ’s…when they were meetings all about control. Again, this started a while ago and targeted other agents who didn’t play their game.

    What I am saying is that this was a power and control issue, kinda like unmasking. You didn’t play with them, you were targeted. Period. Agents know and they’ve seen how those who spoke out were treated and bankrupted.

    Because everyone who cares is so divided and the media is at the very least ignorant, nobody is asking the deeper questions. Did 60 Mins ask how long these meetings had gone on?

    My horse in this race is our country. Truth and decency. I’ve signed on to no man or woman. Like many corporations, there are power plays and cliques. This one happened to be in an agency that ruined some people’s lives.

    Adam Housley
    And she speaks the truth
    Replying to @adamhousley
    Ask Robyn Gritz. Former FBI agent who got crossways with McCabe and FBI brass. Whistleblower who was harassed and run out of office. She has a story to tell. @vabelle2010 #ReinstateRobynGritz

    Adam Housley
    And they have gotten no support from elected folks on both sides of the aisle. It’s simple…nobody in DC cares unless its a quick easy headline.
    Joe Koyne
    Replying to @SaraCarterDC and @adamhousley
    Many months ago there were supposed to have been agents that wanted to speak out about all of it.

    So it ran like this. Comey was called a “bag carrier” meaning for years he carried the bags for FBI leadership. So once he got his shot to run the place and for someone else to carry the bags he took it..he was all about image and all about the Bureau and himself looking good.

    Yes he knew stuff was going on, but his #1 was usually image. Then the folks below him like McCabe ran the show the way they wanted. If you didn’t play their game and do it their way, they took you out. Bankrupted you.

    This was waaaaaay before Trump. Investigative people out there, which nowadays is all of us…need to ask the questions. Find the people. Hear about the agents who did amazing work, but got messed over when they didn’t “fall in line”.

    I’m told Mike Flynn got into their crosshairs not because he chanted “lock her up!” but because he stuck up for a damn good female agent who internally targeted I believe back in 2012. Again…just a little research would find these details.

    But we don’t care about details. All we care about is finding the info that is going to bolster our side. Whatever that side may be. That must change. It should bother you that we have both parties who’ve completely lost touch.

    and the media primarily only cares about stoking the fire. We don’t show good news. We aren’t proactive. We don’t truly care. I’m clearly generalizing, but it’s the truth and all of you know it. Now back to making wine.

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  42. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  44. Ivehadit says:

    Richard Baris

    What Andrew McCabe was describing has a name. It’s called treason.

    Our government, with the help of Corporate Big Media, tried and are still trying to wage a coup d’état predicated on the IC equivalent of high school gossip.

    Again, the media helped. This should scare us all.

    Richard Baris
    This is about voter sovereignty, not Donald Trump. He and the American people are victims.

    Everyone should ask themselves…

    Think they cared about your opinion before they decided voter sovereignty was no longer important to our social contract?

    Better believe they did not


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