Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Cold War never ended - it's our job to kill the Commies..........

J. Edgar Hoover was hunting Communists in 1924 when he was named Director of the Bureau of Investigation, the predecessor of the FBI.

Later in the 50's Senator Joe McCarthy was hunting Communists who had worked their way into FedGov, and the problem he ran into was that he was outnumbered.  There were so many Communists embedded in FedGov and elsewhere they were able to shout him down.  He died at just 48 years of age, censured and despised.

Yet when the Soviet Union "fell", KGB archives identified 221 Communists who had jobs in the Hoover Administration in 1941!!!  So you can imagine how many were in place in the '50's.

Anatoliy Golitsyn defected in December 1961 and informed the CIA that US FedGov was thoroughly penetrated, there was a very highly placed mole in US Intel code named Sasha working for the Soviets, and that the US was on the wrong end of a very sophisticated, long-term deception that was an existential threat to the USA.  The CIA's best counter-intelligence asset, James Jesus Angleton, perhaps one of the best ever, debriefed Golitsyn and certified his bona fides.  Yet Golitsyn was correct - the Soviets even then owned the highest levels of USG.  Golitsyn was deemed a fraud and Angleton was smeared to the point that his credibility was reduced to nothing.

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Via The Lonely Libertarian

Rochus Misch, Hitler’s bodyguard

Dated, but first I've heard.

 Rochus Misch, who spent five years as Adolf Hitler’s square-jawed bodyguard, courier, telephone operator and all-around attendant and was widely believed to be the last surviving veteran of the Nazi leader’s bunker as the Soviet army closed in on Berlin, died Sept. 5 at 96.

His death, in the German capital of undisclosed causes, was confirmed to the Associated Press by Burkhard Nachtigall, who helped Mr. Misch write a best-selling­ memoir, “The Last Witness.”

Shock TODDLER Video: America's Cycle Of Violence and Thuggery (Profanity, Obscenities, Racial Slurs)

Poor kid being raised by animals.

NC: “Are there African Americans living in Franklin County today whose ancestors owned land stolen by carpetbaggers?”

“The tax payers of Franklin paid $8,000 to destroy the documents, including the basement cleanup. I could have laminated every document for less than $8,000,” said Torrent.

“The tax payers of Franklin paid $8,000 to destroy the documents, including the basement cleanup. I could have laminated every document for less than $8,000,” said Torrent.
”My suspicion is that in and amongst all those now destroyed records, was a paper trail associated with one or more now prominent, politically connected NC families that found its wealth and success through theft, intimidation and outrageous corruption.”

Last summer, the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, N.C., Patricia Chastain discovered documents dating back to 1840 in their courthouse basement. After organizing a project with the local historical society to preserve these valuable documents, the government intervened. And now the documents have been destroyed. Lost forever.
Some records were ruined by the mold, but most were completely viable.


Watch another high school student take down Common Core like a boss

Another high school student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn. is receiving widespread attention for an eloquent speech he made against Common Core at a school board meeting.

This time the student, Kenneth Ye, gave a rousing speech before the Knox County school board urging it to drop the Common Core standards because they make learning joyless and, in fact, turn American schools into something approaching Chinese sweatshops.

“Our schools are being turned into data-run factories,” Ye charges around the 4:30 mark in the video, “factories based on speedily-approved standards that are now being implemented around the country.”

NC: “I would like to be boycotted by people who want to wave guns in my bar.”


Concealed-carry permit holders have been allowed to bring guns into N.C. restaurants serving alcohol for months now, stirring controversy among interest groups on both sides of the debate.

And now, bars are caught in the crossfire.

For many Chapel Hill bartenders, the Oct. 1 implementation of the law hasn’t had much of an effect on their business. At least three have posted signs forbidding guns on the premises and some Chapel Hill bars have banned weapons verbally.

Still, the signs have become political tools for interest groups in the gun debate.

Gail Neely, executive director of gun-control organization North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, started a campaign called “Ask Before You Eat,” which included compiling a list of N.C. restaurants that ban firearms, allowing patrons to thank those establishments.

But Neely said the list was taken off the group’s website when the tactic backfired — restaurant owners were being harassed by members of gun-rights organization Grass Roots North Carolina.

New high-tech bullet GROWS in mid-air, so you can’t miss your target

Advanced Ballistics Concepts has invented a new high-tech bullet engineered to greatly increase accuracy, which is set to debut at the Las Vegas SHOT show next week.

The Mi-Bullet, or multiple impact bullet, expands into four interconnected parts as it exits the barrel, improving accuracy thanks to an accelerated barrel speed and the increased diameter of the shot.

The Strange Case of Kris Gasior and his Kbsp wz.38M Rifle

 Polish Kbsp wz.38m rifles

When a firearms collector in Virginia decided to sell part of his collection, he got a knock on the door from federal agents. What happened next involved an epic legal battle that included seizure of a prized possession, a lost piece of history, and a diplomatic crisis between Washington and a European government.

The story of the Kbsp wz.38M 


In pre-WWII Poland, the country was trying rapidly to modernize their military. The Polish Army was in the 1930s largely equipped with leftover weapons captured or donated to it after the First World War. With Hitler’s Germany to the West and Stalin’s Soviet Union to the East both rearming with the newest gear, Warsaw understood that they needed the best weapons available. One of their plans was to equip their army with a bold new semi-automatic battlerifle. This gun, designed by Polish firearms engineer J√≥zef Maroszek, was very advanced for its day.

It used a gas-operated, tilting-bolt action that was not unlike the FN FAL, which it predated by nearly twenty years. Using 5-round stripper clips, it could top off its ten-shot box magazine rapidly. The wz.38 looks rather like a Winchester Model 1907, but uses an action closer to that of the FN FAL and borrowing heavily from John Browning’s BAR light machine gun.

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Global Warming: Flashback: Obama Warned of “Excessively High Temperatures”


It was something like 3°F the other night with a wind chill of around -6°. To some of you, I’m sure that’s nothing. But here in the South, that’s pretty uncharacteristically cold. I personally can’t remember if I’ve ever felt that cold before. About 90% of the entire country was below freezing a couple nights ago.

Ironically, Obama had issued an executive order back in November, warning us about rising temperatures. CNS News brought this executive order to light:

Patrick Henry College Educational Teen Camps!

 Patrick Henry College  Teen Leadership Camps

We are excited to announce the opening of registration for the 2014 summer camp season! For your convenience, we have listed the camp schedule below, but you’ll find this information and more by following this link.

While you’re on the website, check out our extensive descriptions for each camp, along with bios for our senior leadership team. If you have access to Facebook, head on over to our new Facebook page for continued updates and frequent camp-related announcements.

June 15–28: Constitutional Law Camp with Dr. Michael Farris
June 15–21: Journalism Camp with PHC Professor Dr. Les Sillars
June 22–28: Drama Camp with PHC alumna Charlotte Blacklock
June 29–July 5: Strategic Intelligence Camp with SI graduate Evan Johnson
July 13–19: Public Speaking Camp, led by Ethos Publications
July 20–August 2: Debate Camp, led by Ethos Publications
July 20–26: Literature Camp: “Journey to Middle-Earth” with PHC Professor Dr. Steven Hake
July 27–August 2: Leadership and Vocation Camp with PHC Provost Dr. Gene Edward Veith and coordinated by Teen Camps Director, Stephen Williams

Robert E. Lee Guilty of Ingratitude?

The charge is often made by Northern historians that Southern graduates of United States military academies were indebted to the federal government for their education and displayed ingratitude in drawing their swords against that government.  Below, Admiral Raphael Semmes takes issue with this assertion.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
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Robert E. Lee Guilty of Ingratitude?

“Another charge, with as little foundation, has been made against myself, and other officers of the Army and Navy, who resigned their commissions and came South. It has been said that we were in the condition of eleves of the Federal Government, inasmuch as we received our education at the military schools, and that we were guilty of ingratitude to that Government, when we withdrew from its service. 

This slander has no doubt had its effect, with the ignorant masses, but it can scarcely have been entertained by any one who has a just conception of the nature of our federal system of government. It loses sight of the fact, that the States are the creators, and the Federal Government the creature; that not only the military schools, but the Federal Government itself belongs to the States.

Whence came the fund for the establishment of these schools? From the States. In what proportion did the States contribute it?  

[Senator Thomas Hart] Benton answered this question . . . when he was discussing the effect of the [protectionist tariffs benefitting the North] under which the South had so long been depleted. He has told us, that four States alone, Virginia, the two Carolinas and Georgia, defrayed three-fourths of the expenses of the General Government; and taking the whole South into view, this proportion had even increased since his day, up to the breaking out of the war. 

Of every appropriation, then, that was made by Congress for the support of the military schools, three-fourths of the money belonged to the Southern States. Did these States send three-fourths of the students to these schools?

Of course not – this would have been something like justice to them; but justice to the Southern States was no part of the scheme of the Federal Government.  With the exception of a few cadets, and midshipman “at large,” whom the President was authorized to appoint – the intention being that that he should appoint the sons of deceased officers of the Army and Navy, but the fact being that he generally gave the appointment to his political friends – the appointments to these schools were made from the several States, in proportion to population, and as a matter of course, the North got the lion’s share. 

But supposing the States to have been equally represented in those schools, what would have been the result? Why, simply that the South not only educated her own boys, but educated three-fourths of the Northern boys, to boot.  Virginia, for instance, at the same time she sent Robert E. Lee to West Point, to be educated, put in the public treasury not only money enough to pay for his education, and maintenance of three Massachusetts boys!

How ungrateful of Lee, afterward, being thus a charity scholar of the north, to draw his sword against her.”

(Memories of Service Afloat, Raphael Semmes, LSU Press, 1996/original 1868, pp. 79-80)

Fraternal Order of Police Sends Scathing Letter to Obama Opposing "Race-Baiting" Civil Rights Nominee

President Obama has nominated attorney Debo Adegbile to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Adegbile has a long history of advocating for the release of unrepentant and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Earlier this week the National Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing 330,000 men and women in law enforcement, sent a scathing letter to President Obama strongly opposing Abegbile's nomination.
"As world of this nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity.

More @ Townhall

GOA Alert: Republicans Pressing Reid to Delay the Anti-gun ObamaCare Mandate


It’s what GOA has been calling for.  We’ve been begging Republicans to use any and every bill that comes before the Senate and to offer a repeal or delay of the ObamaCare mandate as an amendment.

And yesterday, Senator Mitch McConnell did just that.

McConnell proposed a Unanimous Consent agreement that would allow Obama's unemployment insurance extension to move forward -- if REID WOULD SIMPLY GUARANTEE A VOTE ON DELAYING THE ANTI-GUN OBAMACARE MANDATE.

As we alerted you yesterday, we have seen where the anti-gun ObamaCare mandate is leading -- with HHS regulations to waive all federal privacy laws in order to allow psychiatrists to turn in gun owners to the FBI's NICS system.

This could potentially affect millions of gun owners!  And this is just one reason why Gun Owners of America has been opposing the ObamaCare mandate for several years.

So let's review the bidding:  68% of Americans want to delay the anti-gun ObamaCare mandate.  Only 55% want to extend unemployment insurance.

Also remember this:  Republicans are not demanding that the ObamaCare mandate be delayed.  They're only asking for a vote.

Not surprisingly, anti-gun crazies like Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer are outraged.

And six Republican defections gave them the 60 votes to overcome the filibuster and move the bill forward -- though it still remains to be seen whether they can get 60 votes to shut out any amendments on the bill itself.

And, as we saw with April's gun control votes, the ability to get 60 votes on the “motion to proceed” to a bill is not always the same as getting 60 votes to shut out amendments on the underlying legislation.

In other words, there is precedent where we have lost the initial “motion to proceed” vote but still won in the end.

But McConnell is right.  Before Harry Reid came on the scene, senators had a right to offer amendments dealing with the key issues of the day.  That Republicans have been forced to use this strategy is an indication of how ruthlessly partisan Harry Reid and Barack Obama have become.

NOTE:  There are six Republican Senators who voted with Harry Reid to overcome the filibuster, thus weakening McConnell’s hand to force an anti-ObamaCare vote.  They are Kelly Ayotte (NH), Dan Coats (IN), Sue Collins (ME), Dean Heller (NV), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Rob Portman (OH).

ACTION:  Call or Click here to email your senators.  Have your wife and kids call your senators.  Have your neighbors and church members call your senators.  Have your dog call your senator.  Tell them to oppose cloture on the unemployment bill until a vote is allowed on delaying the anti-gun ObamaCare mandate.

NC: Ok Let's Have Open Carry on Campus


The campus liberals are up in arms about the recent changes to North Carolina’s concealed carry laws. High on their list of objections is a new provision that allows concealed weapons permit holders to keep their guns locked in their car trunks when parked on public university property. This replaces a previous absolute ban on having guns on campus - unless, of course, you are a member of the campus law enforcement community.

There is one major objection to the new law, which, when rebutted, causes liberals to raise additional objections. I deal with that major argument and each additional argument below. After you examine them in their entirety, you may conclude (as I have concluded) that it is time to allow for the open possession of firearms on all public university campuses here in the Tar Heel State.

Argument #1. Allowing loaded guns to be stored in car trunks on campus property will result in an increase in car burglary.

More @ Townhall


Via Dashing




NC: Detective who killed allegedly tased and restrained 90-pound teen in NC identified, placed on leave

Southport Police Detective Byron Vassey has been tentatively identified as the police officer who allegedly declared, “we don’t have time for this,”  before shooting to death an already tased and restrained schizophrenic high school student Keith Vidal in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, near Wilmington.

A detective from the Southport Police Department is on paid administrative leave after an officer involved shooting that happened at a home in Boiling Spring Lakes Sunday afternoon.

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Great-grandmother kills teen home invader who attacked her for the second time

Verona Escobar took a photograph of 16 year-old Devon Antonio Young who collapsed outside of her home after being shot while attempting an home invasion in the 3000 block of Moringside Dr.
Verona Escobar took a photograph of 16 year-old Devon Antonio Young who collapsed outside of her home after being shot while attempting an home invasion in the 3000 block of Moringside Dr. / Courtesy photo
Killing anyone — let alone a teenager — was the last thing Elzie Pipkins wanted to do when she bought a handgun at a local pawn shop days after a December burglary. But a few weeks later, on Sunday evening, Pipkins found herself using that weapon to defend herself and her family — ultimately taking the life of a 16-year-old holding her at gunpoint.

“I looked him dead in his eyes, like I’m looking at you, and I said, ‘Please, please, please don’t hurt us,”' said a tearful Elzie Pipkins as she recounted shooting Devon Antonio Young as he attempted to rob Pipkins in her home.

“I was defending myself, my grandbaby and my great-grandson. We’re innocent people and he came up on us in the house with a loaded shotgun,” she said.

Oh My: Robert Gates Memoir Slams Obama Administration, Confirms WH's Political Obsession


Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates serves up several devastating accounts and assessments of the Obama administration in a forthcoming book, alleging that the White House's approach to foreign policy and national security was dominated by political considerations. Gates -- who has worked for every president since Richard Nixon, save for Bill Clinton -- served as Obama's Defense Secretary from 2009 to mid-2011. The Washington Post's Bob Woodward reports on the contents of "Duty," which is due for release later this month:

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55 Serious Reasons Why You Should Homeschool


Plus: What is Homeschooling & How to Home School

" A man's judgement is only as good as his information"

Dr. Stuart Crane 

What is Homeschooling? Homeschooling is teaching your own children at home, as it was done before the state took over schools. I will explain:
  • Dozens of reasons why you should homeschool.
  • How you can do a much better job than school teachers, no matter what your level of education, so long as you can read. All you have to do is what teachers do - buy books that have a year's curriculum (program) in them, and do what it says.
  • Why it is more affordable than you may think.
This information is not meant to insult or belittle any teacher or parent, but the buck stops here. If the quality of our lives is to improve, we need to do things very differently. 

The fact is that through sophisticated propaganda techniques, parents and teachers worldwide have been convinced that scientifically designed, government mandated and controlled schools are "better" for children. That is an error. Parents continue to make "bad" judgments based on "bad" information (propaganda). The important question is, once you have new information, what will you do? 

I did not have the luxury of home schooling. It is not a reflection on my parents that I did not have that advantage. Instead, at 11 years old I went to a private Catholic Boarding High School for ladies, in Sydney, Australia. However, I now know that homeschooling is vastly better for improving the quality of life in all aspects, than even expensive private schools.

Reasons to homeschool: 

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Emails reportedly suggest Christie's office involved in controversial lane closures

Newly published emails reportedly suggest New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office was involved in controversial lane closures in a north Jersey town last fall, giving fresh ammunition to Democrats who claim the closures were political retribution against the local mayor.

Though he repeatedly has denied involvement, Christie has faced criticism for months over the bizarre incident in September, when lanes at the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, N.J., were closed for four days. He faced accusations that the lanes were blocked in retaliation over Mayor Mark Sokolich's refusal to endorse him for re-election last November.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that emails indeed show his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, suggested closures to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey two weeks before the incident.

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Police make 'unusual find' in suspected drunken driver

Via Doug

Police said they made an "unusual find" in a suspected drunken driver after he crashed in southern York County last month.

Christopher Scheller, 18, no fixed address, appeared to be intoxicated after he slid off Old Hanover Road in Heidelberg Township and struck a tree on Dec. 1, Southwestern Regional police said.
Scheller was taken to York Hospital where an X-ray found "an abnormality" in his rectum, police said.

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Obama: "I can't name a time when I met an American who would rather have an unemployment check than the pride of having a job,"

One lie after another.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday fired back at President Barack Obama's aggressive push for extended unemployment benefits, saying that like "most liberals," he makes "big-hearted, small-brained policy statements."

"They can make all these emotional arguments, but their policies haven't worked and unemployment is still a horrific problem in our country," Paul, a Republican, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

Earlier in the day, Obama ripped Paul's belief that expanding benefits harms the country.

More @ Newsmax

Knock out game suspect sought

 The Los Gatos Monte Sereno police logo at the Police Operations Building. Photo by Sheila Sanchez

A man is wanted on suspicion of assaulting a woman Monday afternoon in the 1400 block of Blossom Hill Road, according to Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police.

Shortly after 4 p.m., the suspect, described as an African American adult in his early to mid-20s, standing 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall with a slender build and short brown hair, confronted the woman in a strip mall parking lot and struck her in the face with a single closed fist, according to police.

Police were on scene within 10 minutes from the time the incident was reported to dispatch.

The woman fell to the ground and sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel, police said.

Witnesses observed the suspect flee the area on foot toward Harwood Road before police officers arrived on scene.

The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball cap backwards. He remains at large, police said.

Maine Welfare Cash Being Spent in Disney World and Hawaii


Individuals on welfare presumably don’t have extra cash to spend on vacations, so it may come as a surprise to find Maine welfare cash turning up in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The Maine Wire noted Tuesday:
According to Department of Health and Human Service records, cash welfare users from Maine have spent $2.8 million outside of the state over the last three years – and not just in neighboring New Hampshire.

According to HHS records, the top recipients of Maine’s welfare cash are: New Hampshire: $1.4 million; Massachusetts: $360,000; Florida: $206,000; and New York: $100,000.
Measured by transactions, Maine Electronic Benefits Transfer cards have been used 11,328 times in New Hampshire over the past three years. EBT cards have been used 2,918 times in Massachusetts and 1,252 times in Florida during the same period.
More @ Townhall

The unemployment bill includes a major foreign-worker increase -- Free FAX. Tell your Senators to say NO!
Happy New Year! Only 2 days into this second session of the 113th Congress, we need to ask for your quick attention to help block a major foreign-worker increase amendment in the Senate.
Please go to and send a fax to your two Senators asking them to OPPOSE Sen. Jerry Moran's Amendment (S. Amdt 2612) to S. 1845, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (DETAILS BELOW).
While NumbersUSA takes no position on the overall legislation or the extension of unemployment benefits, we do oppose major increases in foreign workers, particularly at a time when more than 20 million citizens and legal immigrants are struggling to find full-time work. One can't help but note the irony in Sen. Moran's attempt to permanently increase the number of foreign workers via legislation intended to help unemployed U.S. workers.
Your quick response is particularly needed as this amendment is the first immigration-related piece of legislation in play this year and defeating it will send an important message that Americans oppose increases in immigration, whether or not they are comprehensive increases or piecemeal increases. The fate of the Moran Amendment is surely being monitored by the well-funded advocates of higher immigration such as Mark Zuckerberg's and others who have just this week essentially said they are no longer pushing for a comprehensive immigration bill and instead focusing on pushing any and every piecemeal increase they can. While this particular action is in the Senate, you can be sure that the House Leadership is watching closely as they are preparing to set their legislative priorities for the year.

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 F-Code Skyliner Supercharged 312 CI, 3-Speed

 S159 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 F-Code Skyliner Supercharged 312 CI, 3-Speed Photo 1

This remarkable 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner has just about every option Ford offered on its newly redesigned full size model, including the spectacular F-code 312/300 HP McCulloch-supercharged Thunderbird V-8 engine. Only 20 F-Code supercharged Skyliners are known to exist today; this example is #11 on the list, and is one of only two also incorporating a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

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Setting the Stage for the Next Global Struggle?


What happens when the global industrial bureaucracy that ruled the world for the past couple of hundred years becomes obsolete?

We're about to find out.

This industrial bureaucracy is being made obsolete by the very same technological change that spawned it.  Job growth has already stalled in advanced economies, and we're about to explore the downward slope.

Homeless 89-Year-Old World War II Veteran Braves New York Streets

Via WiscoDave



Sixty-nine years ago this month, the Battle of the Bulge raged across Europe's Ardennes Forest as the Allies fought in brutal arctic weather to contain Hitler's last great counteroffensive.

One veteran—and one of NYC's oldest homeless men—still battles the elements.

As it snows today, I can't help but think about Richard Musto, an 89-year old WWII Battle of the Bulge veteran whom I met serendipitously in the early morning hours of a recent Friday at a McDonald's in New York City.

Lucid and with a voice and personality similar to Burgess Meredith, he turned to me and asked, "Would you like a frankfurter? They are fresh."

I was touched by his kind offer. "I'm OK, thank you," I replied as I wolfed down a Big Mac.
"I think I'm going to donate the extra franks to the VA," Musto said. 

Gnats hovered around him, along with a distinct odor, but I sensed a warmth, charm, and sense of dignity.

I also noticed he sported a hat festooned with a US First Army, 6th Armored Division and 2nd Armor Division pin, which said "Hell on Wheels."

"Were you in the 6th Armored Division in WWII?" I inquired.

"No, I was in a field artillery outfit that supported them—37mm anti-tank guns, pea shooters that didn't do shit against German Panzers," he explained. "You know it would take five Shermans to take out a Tiger tank?"

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