Obama Plans Work Permits for Millions of Illegal Aliens

Many people believe that Obama has checked out from his responsibilities as President. And it’s true that he prefers the golf course to the stresses of leadership. However, he is quite engaged when it comes to the care and feeding of illegal aliens who will soon become grateful Democrat voters.

Obama got his socialist healthcare from an all-Democrat legislature but now his remaining leftist legacy depends on his unconstitutional pen. And putting millions of big-government voters into the pipeline will bend America to the Democrat model for decades if not permanently.

Now we learn that the administration has done more than just endlessly promise a mass amnesty; it is gearing up to physically create the work permits that are the real amnesty, and a stab in the back of the 20 million unemployed citizen workers.

Obama’s Deputies Prepare To Print Work Permits For Millions Of Illegals, By Neil Munro, Daily Caller, October 20, 2014

President Barack Obama deputies are secretly preparing to print work permits for up to 11 million illegal immigrants over the next two years, despite the nation’s high unemployment, stalled wages and increasing automation.

If Obama actually goes ahead with the plan that is sketched in a federal contract document, he would provide employers with the ability to legally hire 13 million foreign workers even as 12 million Americans turn 18 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The plan to print millions of work permits and green cards — dubbed “permanent resident cards” — is outlined in Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 federal announcements to contractors.

The contract plan was discovered by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors a lower level of immigration.

“The objective of this procurement is … to produce Permanent Resident Cards (PRC) and Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) cards,” said the Oct. 6 official announcement at FedBizOpps.gov.

“The requirement is for an estimated 4 million cards annually with the potential to buy as many as 34 million cards total,” the document says.

But the proposed five-year contract includes a so-called “surge” capability to produce an additional five million work-permit cards in one year. Continue reading this article

Tijuana Revives from Drug-Crime Oblivion

I love a happy deportation story, where the illegal aliens go home and readjust to living among their own people and speaking their own language 24/7. We know those things are important to foreigners because they complain endlessly about having to adjust to an English-speaking nation filled with Americans in order to mooch money and benefits from the United States.

A long-time favorite example of deportation success is the San Francisco Chronicle series that followed the Cuevas illegal alien family back to the Philippines where they found a civilized place and lots of relatives.

Good luck to all deportees. May you be so happy that you never think of America again.

Today’s heartwarming homecoming was written by Sam Quinones, a long-time observer of Mexican cultural byways. (See my review of his book “Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream” in the Fall 2007 Social Contract titled “Illegal Immigration: the Mexican Way to Self-Esteem.”)

The deportation angle is actually a device to introduce the new, improved Tijuana: the crime-battered border city is coming back from the brink. Go Mexico!

The Rebirth of Tijuana, By Sam Quinones, New York Times, October 17, 2014

Tijuana, Mexico — IN Tijuana the other day, I met a waitress named Mari.

Mari had left her home in Acapulco to cross illegally into the United States in 1999, but was deported three years ago to Tijuana. It had been a long time since she had seen her mother, so she went home to visit. But down in Acapulco, wages were low, work was scarce and violence was widespread. Then men raped her on a beach one night.

Mari fled back to Tijuana. Her waitress job, with tips, she told me, allows her to earn far more than she could scrape together in Acapulco, or in a Monterrey factory, where she worked for a time. And, after several years of savage drug violence, there’s peace in Tijuana now.

“This is my land of opportunity,” she said. “There’s more work here and it pays better.”

One reason I love Tijuana is that you can have this kind of conversation here.

Tijuana is not pretty. A city of 1.3 million people, it is chaotic, grimy, unplanned, loud, and it smells bad. It possesses none of the colonial architecture or history of Morelia, Oaxaca City or Zacatecas, across Mexico’s interior. On the contrary, most of its neighborhoods, stacked across alarmingly steep hills, are less than 40 years old.

But Tijuana’s beauty lies deeper, and has to do with why the town is flourishing now. Continue reading this article

Ann Coulter Visits O'Reilly and Observes 'The Country Has Changed' from Immigration

On Friday, political writer Ann Coulter joined Bill O’Reilly for a talk about the prospects of the Republican Party in the November election. O’Reilly pulled up a poll showing both parties are distrusted and asked Coulter her opinion about why Republicans aren’t doing better when Democrats, particularly the President, are doing such a rotten job.

She responded, “The country has changed and we keep thinking this is the same country that it used to be. Democrats have been bringing in ringers since the 1965 Immigration Act, you think it’s the same people voting, it isn’t. The Democrats get, basically, every immigrant group to block vote for the Democrat.” (Spare video link.)

Coulter further observed about Republicans, “”They’re not pushing the issues that Americans care about. They aren’t the populist party. They’re allowing themselves to be painted as the party of Wall Street and not the party of the people. If the Republican Party is going to win they’re going to have the populist party and bring up issues like immigration, which they won’t touch.”

When O’Reilly spouted some blather about a Republican supporting borders, Coulter responded, “Look, Americans are out of work. No more guest workers. we need a little time to consolidate, and instead of constantly sucking up to a group of people who will never vote for you, how about appealing to the other voters who are just going to stay home and say ‘screw you’?”

Were there more time, Coulter might also have mentioned another reason the Republicans poll poorly is the years-long media campaign to portray conservatives as not merely having a different political opinion, but being personally evil, specifically sexist (“war on women”!) and racist against the black President and every other colorful person.

One recent indicator of the media’s successful propaganda against conservatives was the Rasmussen poll showing the “Tea Party Is Still Most Toxic Political Label”. What is so terrible about the Tea Party? They stand for a Constitutionally smaller government, a balanced budget and national sovereignty — all popular issues, but the media has purposely smeared grassroots conservatives as bad people and so the stigma remains.

Census: California Has Highest Poverty Rate

The Golden State remains #1 in a most unfortunate category: poverty. Democrat regulatory policies strangling business certainly cause a lot of joblessness which keeps millions poor. Plus, the purposeful admission of millions immigrants and illegal aliens is a tremendous poverty driver.

California is particularly welcoming to illegal aliens. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown reportedly told a room full of Mexicans in August that they are “all welcome in California.”

In addition, California is sanctuary state (bad for public safety), is introducing drivers licenses for illegal aliens in January (at a cost of at least $141 million to the state) and offers in-state college tuition for illegal aliens. The state also provides financial aid for illegal alien students, 20,000 of whom pursued it last year. That’s 20,000 college slots taken by foreigners that are then unavailable for citizen students.

What a magnet.

All this liberal generosity is expensive, as calculated by the Federation for American Immigration Reform:

The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on California Taxpayers (2014)

Californians bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen.

The Sacramento Bee notes the results from a new Census Bureau report.

Census Bureau: California still has highest U.S. poverty rate, by Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee, October 17, 2014

California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader measures of income and the cost of living.

Nearly a quarter of the state’s 38 million residents (8.9 million) live in poverty, a new Census Bureau report says, a level virtually unchanged since the agency first began reporting on the method’s effects.

Under the traditional method of gauging poverty, adopted a half-century ago, California’s rate is 16 percent (6.1 million residents), somewhat above the national rate of 14.9 percent but by no means the highest. That dubious honor goes to New Mexico at 21.5 percent.

But under the alternative method, California rises to the top at 23.4 percent while New Mexico drops to 16 percent and other states decline to as low as 8.7 percent in Iowa. Continue reading this article

San Francisco Cringes at Anti-Jihad Bus Ads

San Francisco is famously liberal, but when its values are threatened by genuine bad guys, the libs run for cover. One would think that the gay-friendly city would stand strong against hostile Islam, which calls for the execution of gays. Iran hanged a couple of gay men last March for “perversion” which is not exactly an unusual action in that strictly Islamic nation.

Islam is also well known for enslaving women — remember Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls tweet in response to the Islamic kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls? The Koran is full of directions for Muslim men to oppress women including by physical force.

But many San Franciscans cling to the fantasy that Islam is a religion like any other instead of being a totalitarian ideology. At least that is the mainstream media’s portrayal of reaction to a new bus ad warning of Islam’s threat to freedom and public safety.

The bus ad is a creation of Pamela Geller, who has used commercial free speech and the First Amendment on earlier occasions to bring the issue before the public. Following is the bus ad which has upset San Francisco’s addiction to political correctness:

The Chronicle disparaged Geller’s efforts with a opinion piece from a couple of interfaith sillies. Neither is Muslim but they claim to know what the true Islam is. Meanwhile, thousands in ISIS say their actions represent the genuine Islam as written in the Koran.

Denounce Muni bus ads on Islam as false, San Francisco Chronicle, By Abby Michelson Porth and Michael Pappas, October 16, 2014

Thursday, advertisements appeared on San Francisco Muni buses depicting Islam as evil and claiming that devout followers of the faith are bound to be violent. This proclamation is utterly false and an attempt to manipulate the public with Islamophobic vitriol to address the very serious threat posed by the Islamic State group.

The faithful in San Francisco and beyond are greatly concerned by the Islamic State group’s advance in the Middle East, as its ideology is promulgated through violence and religious persecution. Last month, the interfaith community issued a statement condemning these atrocities. All Americans who value freedom of religion and speech should be gravely concerned about this group that captures and beheads foreign nationals, subjugates and beats women and is recruiting individuals from around the world to join their fundamentalist fight. But it is the Islamic State group and other extremist movements — not Islam — we must fear and fight. Continue reading this article

Tea Party Patriots Release ‘Border States of America’ Documentary

I happened to click over to Breitbart.com yesterday afternoon and saw they were about to webcast the new Tea Party Patriots documentary about illegal immigration. Now the film is online and it’s worth your attention, with its ground-level examination of border-area chaos, Mexican cartel infiltration, the jihadist threat and worsened crime:

It’s great that a major Tea Party group has recognized the threat that open borders pose for America and is taking action. It wasn’t always so. After attending a Tea Party event in Sacramento in 2009, I contacted a T-honcho about the danger to Constitutional government from immense illegal immigration and he said he didn’t think it was important. So it’s good that leaders have wised up over time.

The film includes the observations of real experts like ranchers, local sheriffs and Border Patrol officers. There are a few Washington people like America’s Senator, Jeff Sessions, who discussed the all-important jobs issue (44:58):

“We don’t have a shortage of workers, we have a surplus of workers. We have a shortage of jobs. It’s not in the national interest to bring in huge numbers of workers in a time when wages are falling and jobs are hard to get. And Peter Kirsanow who’s a member of the US Commission on Civil Rights, an African American, he has made clear in repeated articles that immigration as they’re planning it and they have proposed will hurt African Americans the most. So the last thing we should be doing is doubling the number of people coming into the country to take jobs, allowing our lawful system of immigration to collapse.”

Here’s the self-blurb from the Youtube posting:

An unprecedented wave of illegal immigration is washing over America, threatening the fabric of our nation. But the Obama Administration refuses to enforce our immigration laws, resulting in tens of thousands of people illegally entering the US. Now, our new film reveals the full scope of this crisis.

The Border States of America takes viewers from the Rio Grande Valley to towns across the country, telling the story of human smugglers and drug cartels who profit from Obama’s policies; of American citizens whose lives are put at risk; and the social and economic toll on our communities. We cut through the fog to bring you the truth about what is really happening with the border crisis.

Television and film star Nick Searcy has come on board to narrate The Border States of America. He is an accomplished actor, director, and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years in cinema, television, and on the stage. With dozens of starring and supporting roles across a wide range of feature films and TV shows under his belt, we couldn’t be more excited to have him help tell this story.

For more information, see www.BorderStatesOfAmerica.com.

Iran Cabinet Is Tops in American Collegiate Alums

Washington liberal elites love the fable that welcoming foreign students into US universities spreads American values on the cheap. The State Department in particular promotes student visas that directly harm US young people by displacing them from jobs (J-1 visa) to college slots.

The universities depend on foreign students writing checks for full tuition. And of course the liberal institutions preach diversity as the highest good, as shown by foreigners taking the place of US students.

But the idea that an American college education makes its recipients friendlier to this country is belied by an explanatory photo of Iran’s cabinet — “Iran has the highest US university alums in any foreign cabinet in the world”:

One notices the popularity of California campuses: San Jose State, Sacramento State, San Francisco State, Cal Poly and UC Berkeley. Obviously the young Iranians were not convinced by the free and easy lifestyle that personal freedom is superior to Islam’s famous oppression.

More concerning is the PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT held by the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Selehi.

A few weeks after 9/11, Sixty Minutes reported in Educating the Enemy that “One of the bitter ironies of Sept. 11 is that the hijackers who committed mass murder relied on skills they learned in America.”

Now the young students of yesterday have become the leaders of today’s hostile Iran.

Ten Border Kids Have TB

Having a moderately effective public health system has made Americans forget that a major function of borders has been to keep out communicable disease. In the Godfather II film, young Vito Corleone is quarantined for three months because he is feared to have smallpox.

Below, in the Godfather II film, immigrant males are given a health exam on Ellis Island.

That fictional story was realistically set in 1901, but nowadays we imagine our amazing medical advances allow us to ignore the necessity of quarantine, which seems so antiquated. Or at least that’s what the administration wants us to think — anything to maintain open borders.

In fact, public health is not on the to-do list for this administration at all, to judge from the continuing unrestricted entry of persons coming from the ebola hot zone via airports, not to mention the open southern border.

Ebola is the big public health threat today because it is communicable and its ease of transmission remains somewhat mysterious. But tuberculosis, a major killer in earlier centuries, has not gone away and it is still lethal, particularly in the third world, whose residents our open borders invite. In fact, the strain of TB that exists in Central America is said to be drug resistant.

Crowded government flophouses, like the one shown below in Brownsville, can promote the spread of TB.

10 Illegal Immigrant Minors Diagnosed with TB, Breitbart, October 12, 2014

DALLAS, Texas — Ten unaccompanied alien children (UAC), who entered the U.S. illegally, were diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) between January through September, CNS News is reporting. All were detained while trying to enter the United States from the Mexican border, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Their points of entry were not disclosed.

According to CNS News, these children were allowed to stay in the United States.

ORR spokesman Kenneth Wolfe told the news outlet in an email that the children were isolated and treated, “after being rendered non-infectious, all 10 were released to verified sponsors in the U.S.” Continue reading this article

America’s Senator, Jeff Sessions, Condemns Obama’s Executive Amnesty Postponement to Protect Democrats

The American citizen’s best friend in Washington has strongly disapproved the White House’s open admission that Obama was postponing his unlawful executive amnesty until after the election to help Democrats.

Seriously, how arrogant can the administration be to admit such reckless lawbreaking openly? As spokesman Josh Earnest remarked on Wednesday:

“The fact is — or I guess, the concern is — that had the president moved forward with his plan prior to Election Day, you would have seen Republican candidates do more to make the immigration issue central to their campaign. And in the event that they were successful in their campaign, the concern would be that they would cite their opposition to immigration reform as a reason to their success. That is not a storyline that the president, or that anybody here, wanted to contribute to.”

Senator Sessions released comments:

Sessions Responds to WH Admission That Post-Election Amnesty Is Timed to Avoid Public’s Wrath, October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after a White House spokesman admitted that the implementation of an illegal executive amnesty was pushed back several weeks because they hoped it would delay public outrage until after the election:

“One is left breathless by the White House’s admission that it is timing its planned nullification of America’s immigration laws for after election day in the hope that it will spare Senate Democrats from the public’s wrath. Instead of rebelling against executive amnesty, Senate Democrats have supported it every step of the way. They continue to put their loyalty to Leader Reid and the White House ahead of the interests of the struggling American workers they are supposed to represent. America’s borders are not up for debate. Activist CEOs do not get to sit in a secret meeting at the White House, flanked by amnesty activists and Democrat consultants, and decide it’s time to scrub away our national boundaries.

We must not let this happen. We will not let this happen. The people of this country will not tolerate the decimation of their laws, borders, and wages.”

President Obama’s planned executive amnesty would provide work permits and “legal” status by administrative fiat to 5–6 million illegal immigrants, allowing them to compete for jobs against U.S. workers in all occupations. Simultaneously, President Obama is lobbying for the Senate immigration bill, which would double the number of new guest workers for corporations to fill jobs at lower wages.

Cuban Boat People May Portend a New Caribbean Run on the Border

Apparently life in Cuba has not been going well in recent times, as indicated by an upsurge of northward-bound boaters — 25,000 in FY 2014.

It’s amazing that the ancient Cold War policy remains in place that allows fleebags to stay if they make it to land, a magnet for moochers if ever one existed. So Cuba’s illegal aliens keep coming, because they are rewarded with immediate amnesty if they make it to US territory under the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy.

Could it be as bad as the crime-importing Mariel Boatlift that turned Miami from a normal American city into a diverse gangster capital? Who knows? There are 11 million Cubans whose only block to the freebies of America is 90 miles of ocean. Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swam from Havana to Key West in 2013 but no Cuban has attempted that method.

The New York Times praised the ingenuity of recent DIY boaters although it didn’t mention the clever creations of earlier exoduses.

Sharp Rise in Cuban Migration Stirs Worries of a Mass Exodus, New York Times, October 9, 2014

MIAMI — Leonardo Heredia, a 24-year-old Cuban baker, tried and failed to reach the shores of Florida eight times.

Last week, he and 21 friends from his Havana neighborhood gathered the combined know-how from their respective botched migrations and made a boat using a Toyota motor, scrap stainless steel and Styrofoam. Guided by a pocket-size Garmin GPS, they finally made it to Florida on Mr. Heredia’s ninth attempt.

“Things that were bad in Cuba are now worse,” Mr. Heredia said. “If there was more money in Cuba to pay for the trips, everyone would go.”

Mr. Heredia is one of about 25,000 Cubans who arrived by land and sea in the United States without travel visas in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30. He, like many others, is also an unexpected throwback to a time that experts thought had long passed: the era when Cubans boarded rickety vessels built from old car parts and inner tubes, hoping for calm seas and favorable winds. As the number of Cubans attempting the voyage nearly doubled in the past two years, the number of vessels unfit for the dangerous 90-mile crossing also climbed.

Not since the rafter crisis of 1994 has the United States received so many Cuban migrants. The increase highlights the consequences of United States immigration policy that gives preferential treatment to Cubans and recent reforms on the island that loosened travel restrictions, and it puts a harsh spotlight on the growing frustration of a post-Fidel Cuba.

More Cubans took to the sea last year than any year since 2008, when Raúl Castro officially took power and the nation hummed with anticipation. Some experts fear that the recent spike in migration could be a harbinger of a mass exodus, and they caution that the unseaworthy vessels have already left a trail of deaths. Continue reading this article

Analyst: One in Three Jobs Will Be Done by Smart Machines by 2025

The machine age is hard upon us yet its implications for the economy of America is not discussed by anyone in government. Humans are rapidly becoming less necessary in the workplace where computers, automation and robots are performing tasks that would have been thought science fiction just a few years ago.

Last year, an Oxford University study (“The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?”) was published that concluded “about 47 percent of total US employment is at risk” to be replaced by smart machines.

Below, robots build cars at a California Tesla factory in 2012.

Now an expert from the Gartner consulting firm predicts that one-third of US jobs will be done by a computer or robot by 2025 — that’s 11 years from today. How is society supposed to work when a third of the working-age population cannot find jobs?

Some in the government, in particular Rep Paul Ryan, advocate hugely expanded legal immigration to replace the boomer generation’s retirement. Increased immigration would be a terrible mistake in terms of what the future workplace will need, because many tasks will be performed by machines. Millions of additional workers imported from abroad according to the wishes of elites and billionaires would mostly end up in the growing permanent underclass.

Smart robots will take over a third of jobs by 2025, Gartner says, PBS Newshour, October 7, 2014

At its Symposium/ITxpo conference in Orlando, Florida, the technology research firm’s forecast pointed toward a future of not only automated physical work, but cognitive tasks as well.

“Gartner predicts one in three jobs will be converted to software, robots and smart machines by 2025,” said Gartner research director Peter Sondergaard. “New digital businesses require less labor; machines will make sense of data faster than humans can.”

We’ve long heard of automatons replacing factory jobs, but Gartner said, for example, the technological advances in software have allowed machines to perform a variety of tasks that has already infiltrated many industries, including financial analysis and medical diagnostics.

In February, PBS NewsHour’s Making Sense talked to authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of “The Second Machine Age” about what was different with this new wave of technological advancement:

“We are at an inflection point. The first big inflection point in human history was about 200 years ago, when the steam engine started the industrial revolution,” Brynjolfsson said. “That was a period that saw a whole set of new machines come along that could automate muscle power, physical work.”

“In recent years, we are seeing a wave of technologies that can augment, automate all sorts of cognitive tasks,” he added, “and we think, ultimately, those will have as big, or an even bigger effect on humanity as the first industrial revolution.”

Sondergaard said drones are an example of an emerging smart machine that’s competing with the human worker’s cognitive abilities, reported Computer World. Drones’ uses have now extended into agriculture, geographical surveys and oil and gas pipeline inspections and their contributions may become standard in five years.

“One day, a drone may be your eyes and ears,” he said.

Twenty Percent of US Residents Do Not Speak English at Home -- That's 62 Million

Race remains the prime issue of leftists who use it daily as a club against their political enemies from Washington to Ferguson MO.

But as psychological identifiers go, language is more important. A person of any race can be a loyal and enthusiastic American, but someone who doesn’t speak English cannot be, because non-English speakers remain immersed in another culture.

Language carries culture, which is why Americans should reject Mexicanizers who demand that Spanish become equal to English in the United States — immigrants claiming such a right are invaders looking to overturn the American nation. The Pew graph shows an interesting difference between hispanics and Asians regarding their willingness to integrate to American culture via language.

And Spanish is only one problem of diversity: some of the tens of thousands of dumped illegal alien kids from Central America don’t even speak Spanish, but US schools are supposed to teach a first-world curriculum to youngsters speaking indigenous languages (known in one school district as “Preliterate English Language Learners”).

Language is also the best measure of assimilation (which citizens still expect out of immigrants). The new Census data is therefore bad news for the national community, analyzed in a CIS report: One in Five U.S. Residents Speaks Foreign Language at Home, Record 61.8 million.

The Washington Times crunched the facts and their implications:

An eye-popping 20% of U.S. residents abandon English at home, By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times, October 6, 2014

Cultural changes prompt surge in foreign languages

One-fifth of people in the U.S. speak a foreign language at home, according to a report being released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which found Arabic and Urdu — the national language of Pakistan — among the fastest-growing.

The report found that nearly half of all California school-age children speak a language other than English at home, as do a third of Texans and Nevadans, according to the report, which is based on Census Bureau numbers.

Three decades ago, 10 percent of residents spoke a foreign language at home, but a surge of immigration and changing cultural patterns have sent the percentage skyrocketing. More than 40 percent of those who spoke a foreign language at home said they speak English less than proficiently.

Steven Camarota, co-author of the report, said the increase in foreign language speakers isn’t an accident, but rather the result of policy decisions that could be reversed by Congress.

“Allowing in over one million new legal immigrants a year and to a lesser extent tolerating illegal immigration has important implications for preserving a common language,” Mr. Camarota said. “For too long, we have given little consideration to whether continuing this level of immigration, mostly legal, hinders the assimilation of immigrants and their children.”

Spanish speakers dominate, with 38.4 million U.S. residents — roughly 12 percent of the total population — speaking Spanish at home.

That is not likely to change. The number of foreign language speakers surged this summer with the illegal immigration of children from Central America.

Some of the children speak Mayan or other relatively rare indigenous languages, putting a strain on courts and schools.

In August alone, as the school year was opening, several districts reported major jumps in their expected student populations. Continue reading this article

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