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A resident mows his lawn in the  Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Charlestown, Indiana.  (Source: Facebook)

CHARLESTOWN, IN — A town is working to “demolish a working-class neighborhood” by seizing 354 homes and passing the land off to a private commercial developer. Using federal dollars and the highly-abused power of eminent domain, the city intends to evict multitudes of families to make way for economic progress.

The community under fire is called “Pleasant Ridge.” It contains hundreds of small homes that were built during World War II as military housing. Today the homes are privately-owned and contain working-class and poor families, many of which have owned their homes for decades.

The City of Charlestown intends to demolish the community in order to allow new commercial and residential real estate to be built in its place — privately-owned real estate.  The city declared its intentions in June 2014, when it applied to the state for permission to use eminent domain and for $5.3 million in “Hardest Hit Funds,” a federal grant program administered through Indiana’s Blight Elimination Program (BEP).  The land grab might not have been economically feasible if not for being directly subsidized and incentivized by the federal government.

http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/charlestown-indiana-eminent-domain/

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‘With over 9,000 people dead from cholera since the devastating January 2010 earthquake, the last thing Haiti needed was another rigged election.  But the nation’s role as wage floor for multinational corporations, combined with its geographic importance to the CIA-orchestrated Columbian cocaine trade, made the November 28th 2012 election fraud which provoked fiery protests all too predictable.’

Read more: Rockefeller, Crown Cocaine & Haitian Slavery

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“Ebola is a Big Lie” — “Nana Kwame” from Ghana speaks out – and a new False Flag of horror dimensions in the making

by Peter Koenig

Ebola is a big lie” – according to a man called “Nana Kwame” – most likely a pseudonym – living in Ghana, Ebola was brought to West Africa, to 4 countries for 4 specific reasons by – no one less than The Red Cross. This article is rocketing the internet for the last couple of days, for example in “Spirit Science and Metaphysics” http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/ebo-lie-man-living-in-ghana-confirms-ebola-is-a-hoax/ – and was translated into Spanish and published by the Peruvian newspaper LaPrimera, a paper that regularly seeks to dissect the truth from the flood of lies emitted by the Peruvian MSM.

The very credible story was already at least partially corroborated by other web articles including the one by Timothy Alexandre Guzman, GR http://www.globalresearch.ca/a-liberian-scientist-claims-the-u-s-is-responsible-for-the-ebola-outbreak-in-west-africa/5408459 – recounting the story by Dr. Cyril Broderick, a Liberian University Professor. According to Dr. Broderick, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted a Canadian pharmaceutical company, Tekmira, to conduct Ebola research on humans in Guinea and Sierra Leone, just shortly before the outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The West Africa epidemic was declared in March 2014. In addition, Broderick states “It is most disturbing that the U. S. Government has been operating a viral hemorrhagic fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Sierra Leone”. He asks the obvious – “Are there others?

Just by coincidence, a few days ago, Canada announced that it will deliver to the World Health Organization (WHO) 800 units of Ebola vaccines. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/18/us-health-ebola-canada-idUSKCN0I70H820141018 . WHO will consult with the countries most affected on how to use the vaccine. Reuters says human trials will be carried out by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the United States.

Why Ebola vaccines now, donated by Canada, when the Ebola virus is ‘owned’ by the US through CDC, since November 2007, Accession No. 200706291, Patent No. CA 2741523 A1, publication date April 2010 http://www.google.com/patents/CA2741523A1?cl=en ?

Ebola was first identified in what is today South Sudan in 1976 and later the same year in a small village in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire). The outbreak disappeared after 26 days, for reasons not quite clear.

Now again Ebola – why? In West Africa, thousands of kilometers away from the first outbreak? – The answers may be contained in Mr. “Nana Kwame’s” report.

Mr. Kwame states “People in the Western World need to know what’s happening here in West Africa. They are lying! “Ebola” as a virus does NOT Exist and is NOT “spread”. The Red Cross has brought a disease to 4 specific countries for 4 specific reasons and it is only contracted by those who receive treatments and injections from the Red Cross. That is why Liberians and Nigerians have begun kicking the Red Cross out of their countries and reporting in the news the truth.”

He goes on listing four key He goes on listing four reasons for the so called ‘outbreak’ – better called ‘controlled outbreak’. He says, most people may jump to the conclusion of ‘depopulation’ which the West is always keen on when it comes to Africa.

Remember, Africa holds still about 60% of the world’s natural resources, coveted by the west to maintain their predatory greed economy. With fewer African’s, they – the resources – may be easier accessible – and with a reduced world population, a small western elite may live longer enjoying these (unrenewable) resources before they are exhausted. – I have heard people say – Wars are horrible. The only good thing about them is that they reduce the world population.

The real reasons, Mr. Kwame argues, are No. one – that the west, especially the United States of America, can justify getting troops on the ground in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This has already happened. A few weeks ago Obama sent 3,000 troops to Liberia, none of them doctors or health specialist, none of them experts in prevention of pandemics. Cynics asked – does he believe the virus can be shot?

The second reason, according to Mr. Kwame, is the diamonds of Sierra Leone, the world’s largest – and most unhuman – diamond producer. Mine workers have been on strike for the four months, due to horrible, slave-like work conditions. Military ‘assistance’ will help. The strikers may all be killed and replaced by others, but the profitable flow of diamonds into the western greed markets will continue to flow. Reminds of the docu-drama movie “Blood Diamonds”.

The third reason, Mr. Kwame argues, is troops on the ground may force-feed Ebola ‘vaccinations’ (poison – or rather the disease itself) on wary, unwilling citizens. Troops will force these vaccinations upon the people to ensure the visible appearance of an Ebola pandemic. In addition to this they will protect the Red Cross from the Liberians and Nigerians who have been rightfully ejecting them from their countries.

The fourth reason, Mr. Kwame describes is the scare factor. We all see the Ebola psychosis of the western MSM, because of about 4,000 deaths – depending who counts – in West Africa. Mind you, this is an important figure, especially if the virus has been planted, but it is a derisory number, when compared to the millions dying every year from paludism (malaria), affecting also the Northern Hemisphere, and no vaccine is in sight. The people who die from malaria are in any case too poor to pay for a vaccine – small business perspective for pharma greed.

Let’s not forget, there are other ‘benefits’. Neoliberal everything-goes capitalism, seldom settles for just one greed element. The Win-Win Situation, invented by the Washington Consensus and spread by the World Bank, IMF and the likes has become the slogan of success.

What most westerners do not realize is that neoliberalism is infinitely deadlier than Ebola, Aids and all epidemics of the last century combined. Wars and conflicts inspired, provoked and instigated by our neoliberal greed economy and led by Washington’s war machine and NATO, have killed since 2001 alone an estimated 12 to 15 million people around the globe.

Imagine the bonanza for the pharma industry when the population will be force-vaccinated as was almost the case with H1N1 – when governments bought hundreds of millions of vaccines, before the WHO scandal flew open. Hundreds of millions of vaccine units for force-vaccination if necessary, on tax-payers backs. A strategy that didn’t work that time, despite the media hype.

The Ebola hype has all the colors of another Washington-made false flag operation.

Ebola is man-made, ‘controllable’ and spreadable – if hyped up. A scared and ignorant population including in our western cities can easily be manipulated into accepting a vaccine, no matter how effective it is in stopping the disease, or alternatively, how effective it is in spreading it. The idea is subduing, then clamping-down on the population, putting people into quarantines (prisons), to make sure no upheavals occur. Western elite, led by Washington and duly followed by its European puppets and vassals throughout the world – may then quietly go about their business in the final stage to take over the world – the One World Order – Full Spectrum Dominance, the fulfillment of the PNAC – Plan for a New American Century – which is being implemented as these lines are written, but hardly anybody notices.

People beware! We are about at the same point as with H1N1 – media hype to the point of psychosis, people’s short-lived memories, panicking and a total clamp-down is easy – no large military expenditures, since the few protestors can easily be subdued. – And I don’t dare thinking what else can be done with them.

Thanks god for Russia and China. They may not be able to prevent the western Ebola scare, but they are sure our last hope to prevent a Full Spectrum Dominance by the Washington gang and its criminal followers.

Peter Koenig is an economist and former World Bank staff. He worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, the Voice of Russia, now Ria Novosti, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe.

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http://RebelPundit.com Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.

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These are four cities with some of the most violent ghettos in the world. Even though it doesn’t matter, which cities ghetto do you think is visually worst? Take your pick: St. Louis, New Orleans, Detroit, or Baltimore

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African American Nation State in Africa – The Right of Return is international law – Support the petition to the United Nation against the U.S. on several counts of violations of minority and fundamental human rights. None of our ancestors (Garvey, Delaney, etc) had this law in their corner. We must purge our nation and begin again. Nation building time!

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Purchasing train tickets with cash, exiting a train before or after other passengers, or appearing calm or nervous are all examples of behavior that Amtrak employees have been told to report as “suspicious activity.”

A document entitled Guidelines for Amtrak Customer Service Employees, which was obtained by the ACLU after an FOIA request, lists a number of different behaviors that are “indicative of criminal activity” and should immediately be reported to law enforcement personnel by Amtrak ticket agents.

Those behaviors include;

- Unusual nervousness of traveler
– Unusual calmness or straight ahead stare
– Looking around while making telephone call(s)
– Position among passengers disembarking (ahead of, or lagging behind passengers)
– Carrying little or no luggage
– Purchase of tickets in cash
– Purchase tickets immediately prior to boarding

Of course, such behaviors are so ludicrously broad that virtually anyone is likely to have engaged in at least one of the above activities at some point for a perfectly innocent reason. The demonization of using cash as a tool of criminals or terrorists is also a theme that has become more prevalent in recent years, primarily because authorities dislike the anonymity of hard currency.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/amtrak-purchasing-train-tickets-with-cash-is-a-suspicious-activity.html

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The United States Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have struck a deal worth about $4 billion, sources say.

The contract signed for an eight batch of 43 F-35 fighter jets will lower the cost of the radar-evading warplanes by 3 percent, the sources stated on Thursday.

Lockheed Martin will undertake to build jets for both the US and its allies.

According to one of the sources, the US can reduce the cost of the Air Force model of the plane by approximately 4 percent. The cost includes the expenses for 17 of the total 43 aircraft.

After an engine on Air Force jet failed on June 23, the entire F-35 fleet was grounded for weeks and this slowed the negotiations between the two sides.

An official at the Martin corporation said on Tuesday that the company could reach a deal with the Pentagon which would encompass weapons program worth $399 billion.

“We are encouraged by progress taking place and look forward to an agreement in the near future,” said Lockheed spokesman Mike Rein.

In January, the White House gave the Pentagon its budget guidance for 2015 through 2019, calling for more military spending than Congress currently allows.

The fund would add to the $498 billion military base budget for 2015 which was agreed on in last year’s bipartisan budget deal.

The $498 billion budget includes $9 billion in relief from 2011 congressional budget caps, known as sequestration, which cuts the military spending by almost $50 billion in a decade.

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/25/383571/pentagon-to-buy-fighters-worth-4bn/

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‘Back on January 26, a 58-year-old former senior executive at German investment bank behemoth Deutsche Bank, William Broeksmit, was found dead after hanging himself at his London home, and with that, set off an unprecedented series of banker suicides throughout the year which included former Fed officials and numerous JPMorgan traders.’

Read more: Another Deutsche Banker And Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Commits Suicide

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Hillary_Clinton_2016_president_bid_confirmed

We have a very serious problem with Hillary. I was asked years ago to review Hillary’s Commodity Trading to explain what went on. Effectively, they did trades and simply put winners in her account and the losers in her lawyer’s. This way she gets money that is laundered through the markets – something that would get her 25 years today.

People forget, but Hillary was really President – not Bill. Just 4 days after taking office, Hillary was given the authority to start a task force for healthcare reform. The problem was, her vision was unbelievable. The costs upon business were oppressive so much so that not even the Democrats could support her. When asked how was a small business mom and pop going to pay for healthcare she said if they could not afford it they should not be in business. From that moment on, my respect for her collapsed. She revealed herself as a real Marxist.

Now, that she can taste the power of Washington, and I dare say she will not be a yes person as Obama and Bush seem to be, therein lies the real danger. Giving her the power of dictator, which is the power of executive orders, I think I have to leave the USA just to be safe.

Hillary has stated when she ran the White House before regarding her idea of healthcare, “We can’t afford to have that money go to the private sector. The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it.” When has that ever happened?

Hillary believes in government at the expense of the people. I do not say this lightly, because here she goes again. She just appeared at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday. She was off the hook and amazingly told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”

“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said.

“You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”

“You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Hillary said.

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I have written before about the very real threat of nuclear false flag attacks, notably, but not only, on 23 August of this year. Please see:

Retromingent Insanity of Dick “Lord of Darkness” Cheney

I would rather not write about these sorts of things, except that the topic keeps surfacing, by overt implication, in the mainstream news media, and I feel that it calls for a response.

Additionally, the shamanic plants here in the Ecuadorian Amazon called to my attention a couple of years ago the existence of a shadowy plot by extremely insidious and nefarious elements to detonate nuclear devices in multiple cities, as triggering events for “totalitarian nuclear warfare.”

It is real ugly stuff, and I wish we could all dismiss that very dark alert.

But stories like this one keep surfacing:

Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square

Click the link. Read the article. The emergency response agencies in New York City are practicing for a 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in mid-town Manhattan, that will blow down skyscrapers in a half-mile radius, kill 100,000 people outright, cause damage up to 2 miles away, and cover the metro area with radioactivity.

Subway service will go down. Cell phone service will be disrupted.

In other words, there would be total chaos, death, destruction and mayhem in New York City.

http://eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/it-will-be-false-flag-attack-count-on-it.html

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How can we explain that in the 2lst century we are still training millions of men and women in our armed forces and sending them to war?

There are more choices than war or peace, there are multi-optional choices and a civilian-based non-military diplomatic-political policy has more chance of succeeding in solving a violent conflict.

In war, the cost in civilian lives is incalculable, not to mention the many military personnel whose lives are destroyed.  Then there is the cost to the environment and the cost to human potential as our scientists waste their lives planning and researching even more horrific weapons which increasingly, in modern war, kill more civilians than combatants.

For example, the United States and the United Kingdom committed genocide against the Iraqi people when, between 1990 and 2012, they killed 3.3 million people – including 750,000 children – through sanctions and wars.

We all also watched our television screens in horror in July and August this year as the Israeli military bombarded civilians in Gaza for 50 days.

But, why are we surprised at this cruelty of military when they are doing what they are trained to do – kill, at the behest of their politicians and some people?

It is shocking to listen to politicians and military boast of their military prowess when in lay persons’ terms what it means is killing of human beings.

Every day through our television and local culture, we are subjected to the glorification of militarism and bombarded with war propaganda by governments telling us we need nuclear weapons, arms manufacturers, and war to kill the killers who might kill us.

However, too many people do not have peace or the basics to help them achieve peace.

They live their lives struggling with the roots of violence, some of which are poverty, war, militarism, occupation, racism and fascism. They have seen that they release uncontrollable forces of tribalism and nationalism. These are dangerous and murderous forms of identity which we need to transcend.

To do this, we need to acknowledge that our common humanity and human dignity are more important than our different traditions; to recognize that our lives and the lives of others are sacred and we can solve our problems without killing each other; to accept and celebrate diversity and otherness; to work to heal the ‘old’ divisions and misunderstandings; to give and accept forgiveness, and to choose listening, dialogue and diplomacy; to disarm and demilitarize as the pathway to peace.

In my own country, in Northern Ireland, when faced with a violent and prolonged ethnic/political conflict, the civil community organized to take a stand, rejected all violence and committed itself to working for peace, justice and reconciliation.

Through unconditional, all-inclusive dialogue, we reached peace and continue to work to build up trust and friendship and change in the post-conflict era. The civil community took a leading role in this journey from violence to peace.

I hope this will give an example to other countries such as Ukraine, where it is necessary for an end to the war, and a solution of the problem on the basis of the Charter of the United Nations and the Helsinki Accords.

We are also challenged to continue to build structures through which we can cooperate and which reflect our relations of interconnection and interdependence.  The vision of the founders of the European Union to link countries together economically in order to lessen the likelihood of war among nations is a worthy endeavor.

Unfortunately instead of putting more energy into providing help for E.U. citizens and others, we are witnessing the growing militarization of Europe, its role as a driving force for armament and its dangerous path, under the leadership of the United States/NATO, towards a new ‘cold’ war and military aggression.

The European Union and many of its countries, which used to take initiatives in the United Nations for peaceful settlements of conflict, are now one of the most important war assets of the U.S./NATO front.  Many countries have also been drawn into complicity in breaking international law through U.S./U.K./NATO wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and so on.

It is for this reason that I believe NATO should be abolished and that steps be taken towards disarmament through non-violent action and civil resistance.

The means of resistance are very important. Our message that armed groups, militarism and war do not solve our problems but aggravate them challenges us to use new ways and that is why we need to teach the science of peace at every level of society.

The whole of civilization is now facing a challenge with the growth of what President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961) warned the U.S. people against – the military/industrial complex – saying that it would destroy U.S. democracy.

We know now that a small group made up of the military/industrial/media/corporate/academic elite, whose agenda is profit, arms, war and valuable resources, now holds power worldwide and has a stronghold on elected governments.  We see this in the gun and Israeli lobbies, among others, which wield great power over U.S. politics.

We have witnessed this in ongoing wars, invasions, occupations and proxy wars, all allegedly in the name of “humanitarian intervention and democracy”. However, in reality, they are causing great suffering, especially to the poor, through their policies of arms, war, domination and control of other countries and their resources.

Unmaking this agenda of war and demanding the implementation of justice, human rights and international law is the work of the peace movement.

We can turn our current path of destruction around by spelling out a clear vision of what kind of a world we want to live in, demanding an end to the military-industrial complex, and insisting that our governments adopt policies of peace, just economics and cooperation with each other in this multi-polar world.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/15/382324/expansion-of-militaryindustrial-complex/

 

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It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations. But we should try. Perhaps a first step in returning to such a time was the decision of the NDP and Liberal Party to oppose Stephen Harper’s most recent ill-considered and cynical march to war with his decision to join the bombing of Iraq.

Harper’s amoral political calculations about who and when to bomb people has little to do with any genuine consideration of the geopolitical situation or what role Canada might usefully play — or even in what Canada’s “interests” are. So long as he is prime minister it will be the same: every calculation will be made with the single-minded goal of staying in power long enough to dismantle the post-war activist state. The nurturing of his core constituency includes appeals to a thinly disguised pseudo-crusade against Islamic infidels, a phony appeal to national security (preceded by fear-mongering) and in the case of Ukraine, a crude appeal to ethnic votes.

Reinforcing this legacy is a mainstream media that lets him get away with it, and in particular, refuses to do its homework while the bombing — or posturing — is taking place and then refuses to expose the negative consequences of the reckless adventures. The result is what cultural critic Henry Giroux calls “the fog of historical and social amnesia.”

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/10/20/Harper-Orwell-Foreign-Policy/?utm_source=mondayheadlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201014

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The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.

—Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time

Via: Boston Globe:

The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.

Why did the face in the Oval Office change but the policies remain the same? Critics tend to focus on Obama himself, a leader who perhaps has shifted with politics to take a harder line. But Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon has a more pessimistic answer: Obama couldn’t have changed policies much even if he tried.

Though it’s a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, “National Security and Double Government,” he catalogs the ways that the defense and national security apparatus is effectively self-governing, with virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. He uses the term “double government”: There’s the one we elect, and then there’s the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover for the real decisions made by the bureaucracy.

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GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Tom Foley, a Greenwich Millionaire, Paid Effective Tax Rate of Zero in 2013

–For third year in a row, Foley’s effective tax rate was zero 18 Oct 2014 (CT) Republican gubernatorial nominee [and plagiarist] Tom Foley, the wealthy Greenwich investor who spent $11 million of his own fortune running against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2010, had an effective federal tax rate of zero in 2013. The Foley campaign allowed reporters to view summaries of the candidate’s 2013 federal income tax returns Friday — after last month granting members of the press access to summaries of his 2010, 2011 and 2012 returns. The most recent returns reveal that Foley paid zero percent in federal taxes for the third year in a row, a fact that will probably fuel Democratic criticism about the Republican candidate’s wealth.

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