Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Chair of the House Oversight Committee, who was champing at the bit to investigate Hillary Clinton if she won the election, has no intention of investigating Donald Trump.

Fair? Wait who said I had to be fair?
Courtesy of the New York Post:  

Back in October, Representative Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, had big plans for 2017. After leading the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, he positioned himself to be President Clinton’s greatest foe in Congress, bragging to the Washington Post that he would spend the next four years probing her alleged misdeeds. 

“It’s a target-rich environment,” Chaffetz said. “Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years’ worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good.” 

Even after the election, Chaffetz said he had a “duty and obligation” to continue investigating the former secretary of State. However, he claimed his committee would investigate President-elect Trump with equal fervor. “I am optimistic that a Trump administration would actually be cooperative,” Chaffetz said. “The Obama administration has given us the stiff arm every single step of the way. I think a new administration would actually work with us to quickly get to the truth, learn what we need to learn and then fix it.” 

It’s unclear why Chaffetz thinks the candidate who refused Chaffetz’s call to release his tax returns will be more responsive as president, but so far the Utah congressman isn’t even asking for a response.

So the fact that Donald Trump plans to continue overseeing his business while President, does not raise any red flags?

How about the fact that there is overwhelming evidence that the Russian government hacked government computers in order to help him get elected?


Okay how about the fact that he is allowing his daughter to sit in on meetings with foreign heads of state?

Still nothing?

Well what about the fact that the House Democrats wrote a letter asking for an investigation in Trump's financial holdings to see if there were any potential conflicts of interest?

So that doesn't rise to the level of requiring an investigation either?

Would it help if Trump was caught using a private e-mail server?

Nah, it wouldn't would it?

No, unless Donald Trump changed his last name to "Clinton" and suddenly became a Democrat there is literally nothing he could do to convince the Republican led oversight committee to launch an investigation.

And that pretty much tells you everything you need to know about whether Donald Trump is likely to be impeached or not.


  1. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Told you so!
    All those hoping impeachment, buy a clue.
    Wake UP, people!

    1. Anonymous4:52 PM

      This is what a coup looks like.

    2. Anonymous5:44 PM

      I'm watching Rachel right now and it's just one example after another of Trump nominating/appointing billionaires (all that complaining about Hillary's so-called pay to play and Goldman Sachs influence...), interviews with a good # of people tied to Fox,and oldies but goodies who have a history of trying to defund and take away people's rights.

      I just don't see the rest of the MSM handling all this stuff in depth like MSNBC does and I don;t see the next four years covered thoroughly enough by anyone but MSNBC. There is so much to be reporting and to be keeping an eye on. And we know that Trump supporters can hear the truth and shrug is off and make excuses. If anything is ever going to get through their pathetic heads, all the MSM needs to step up their game, bigly.

    3. Anonymous6:43 PM

      When the dRumpf supporters are bitten squarely where they will be so much so that they can't sit down, and OH is it coming, may they think about the vote that they so ignorantly placed.

    4. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Nope, it won't happen. They will be told to blame 'the others' and will gleefully do just that. To do other wise would be an admission that they are mere bumpkins, rubes, marks that fell for a Carnival scam.

  2. Anonymous4:42 PM

    This debacle has gone from scary to overwhelmingly terrifying. One of the MSNBC hosts asked if the US grows enough bananas to be considered a banana Republic. Seems we do...

  3. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Journalists are warning that President-elect Donald Trump is considering not having a White House press office, doing no press briefings, closing down the White House press room, and only having a single pool reporter covering the president. In other words, Trump is kicking around the idea of removing the press from the White House.


    1. Anonymous5:33 PM

      Fuck him and string him up. He's operating totally anti press - he needs to be dumped ASAP! What a fucking asshole. He does not represent me nor the majority of the country.

      Democrats - go after the ass and bring him down! And, not gently!! He deserves to rot in Hell!

    2. Anonymous6:01 PM

      He really does deserve it. At this point, the only way to saving us from ruin is the Trump heart attack I have to hope for every single damn day.

    3. Anonymous7:29 PM

      He is so FUGKY! Please no photos or vids he is just an ass pres elect. Just tells us news without showing his fugliness.

    4. See #6.

      Danger signs of fascism:
      1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
      2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
      3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
      4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
      5. Rampant sexism.
      6. A controlled mass media.
      CHECK! Twitter and YouTube replace Press Secretary and Press Room. There ya go.
      7. Obsession with national security.
      8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
      9. Power of corporations protected.
      10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
      11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
      12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
      13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
      14. Fraudulent elections.
      BINGO! We have a winner!

      As for those that are skipped, just give him some time.

    5. Anonymous3:47 AM

      V for Vendetta here we come.

  4. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Sanders is correct. There is no way that Trump would nominate a man who is deeply committed to cutting Social Security and Medicare if he had any intention of keeping the programs fully funded and in place. The nomination of Rep. Price to HHS indicates that the Trump administration is going to be targeting two programs that are beloved by the American people.

    Trump has signaled that he is about to make the one move that will turn Bernie Sanders into an immediate and lifelong political enemy of the incoming administration. Sen. Sanders will fight tooth and nail to protect Social Security and Medicare.

    Donald Trump is coming for the Social Security and Medicare of those who voted for him. Democrats tried to warn seniors that this would happen if they voted for Trump, and it looks like all of their warnings are about to come true.

    Tom Price isn’t coming to HHS to save Social Security. Price is coming to destroy it.


    1. And when the dumbass little Deplorable start to whine and complain, scream at them "TOLD YOU SO!"

      Repeat it until it gets through their thick, uneducated skulls exactly how they are voting AGAINST their own best interests.

      Oh, and stop using Facebook and Twitter as your major news sources. Duh.

  5. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Latest Cabinet Picks Are Proof That Trump Never Intended To ‘Drain The Swamp’

    Sorry, Trump voters. The swamp your man promised to drain is only getting deeper.

    After more than a year of hearing Donald Trump voters argue that a tax-dodging billionaire would be a working class savior, the president-elect is proving that he never intended to “drain the swamp” of special interests – instead, he wants to fill it up even more.

    According to the New York Times, Trump will choose Steven Mnuchin – ex-Goldman Sachs banker and hedge fund manager – to be his treasury secretary. Mnuchin has financial connections to Hollywood but no political experience.

    The swamp-filling doesn’t stop there.

    As early as Wednesday, Trump is expected to announce billionaire Wilbur Ross as his choice for secretary of commerce, NBC News reported. Ross specialized in selling off steel companies and has been referred to as the “King of Bankruptcy.”

    To put the icing on the cake, the president-elect chose Georgia Rep. Tom Price to be the health and human services secretary in his administration. Price is a proponent of privatizing Medicare and abolishing Medicaid for millions of low-income Americans.

    That’s right, Trump supporters: You’ve been duped.


  6. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Paul Krugman: 5.5 million Trump voters could lose health care — because they voted for him

    aul Krugman Tuesday calculated the number of Donald Trump voters who voted themselves out of health care by supporting the president-elect, finding that as many as 5.5 million people could lose access to health care thanks to their own vote.

    Noting Trump’s choice of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services “probably means the death of Obamacare,” Krugman argues at least 3.5 and 4 million people “just shot themselves in the face.”

    As Krugman notes, 6 million non-Hispanic whites gained insurance between 2013 and 2015; considering 66 percent of white people without a college degree (and therefore likely uninsured before Obamacare) voted for Trump, Krugman reasons at least 3.96 million non-college educated Trump voters will lose their insurance.


    1. Anonymous6:01 PM

      Oh crap - that's nothing. Steve Mnuchin, a very serious contender for Treasury Secretary ran a foreclosure machine evicting 35,000 families out of their homes. Trump is sure gonna look after his peeps - thing is, the fools that voted for him aren't them.


    2. Anonymous6:18 PM

      The Dems really need to make sure to draw attention to that foreclosure stuff and another nominee's part in the deaths of miners. Trump's fans keep ignoring every single story that involves Trump and his clan hurting regular people. But if the Dems hold good hearings and the misc networks do their damn job and really report, then maybe some of the idiots' eyes will start to open.

    3. Good.

      When they do and start screaming just respond with "TOLD YOU SO" ad nauseam until they either shut up or finally realize they did it to themselves by voting against their own interests.

  7. Anonymous5:00 PM

    This historic black Indiana church was built by slaves — now it has been defaced with racist threats


  8. Hedgewytch5:48 PM

    Hello Fascist America. Will the Republicans do anything to stop this? Nope. And there aren't enough Democrats in Congress to be able to do anything either. McConnell will ride right over the top and the Supreme Court will help them do it as soon as they appoint another sycophant into the open seat. This country has been destroyed from within. Putin and the terrorists have won without dropping a single bomb. I wouldn't hope for any kind of real voting opportunity in 2019 either.

    1. Anonymous8:12 PM

      America was ripe for the picken' and no one blinked an eye.

    2. Anonymous9:50 PM

      I know some people who say that they now understand the fear that the far right has been living with for the last 8 years, the irrational fear that your POTUS is going to remove your right to free speech, guns and your actual freedom by putting you in camps.

      It's now the turn of the left to feel that same fear, except with Trump those thing have better chance of actually happening.

    3. Except Obama was never going to do it. Never any indication he would. That was a figment of their imagination.

      Trump on the other hand believes it. He's SAID it. And that isn't the only amendment he is against.

      Donald Trump has no understanding of the Constitution that he is going to swear to defend and uphold. He will commit perjury on January 20.

      He not only wants to muzzle the press, he wants to revoke citizenship or imprison people who burn the flag. (And punish women who have an abortion.)

      Donald is all about ignoring Constitutional rights. He's got the Republicans in Congress to help him. Eventually he'll have the Supreme Court to back him up.

      Democracy is over and our Republic has fallen. We'll soon be living in a Fascist state controlled by a tyrant.

      (Thanks for nothing, Electoral College.)

    4. Anonymous3:50 AM

      HUGE difference, 9:50pm, none of those things was ever going to happen under a DEM president. Ever. It was all fear mongering by the GOP and Fox News as well as all the right wing news media talking heads.
      Fact it, it is setting up to actually happen under Trump and his dominionistic cabinet, with Pence the Dense pushing it to theocracy,

  9. Anonymous5:57 PM

    The guy in the above photo, with the pointy finger, looks like a beaver! Plus, he's full of shit!

  10. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Oooh, got to go watch a flag burning now on MSNBC.

  11. Anonymous6:34 PM

    Guess all those old, poor, white, uneducated voters now know what being royally fucked by the rich means. They voluntarily bent over by voting for the biggest con man to ever run for office. Let's hope all those 2nd amendment jerks can keep their 2nd amendment solutions from breaking out...

    Lotta people are going to die in the next 4 years.

    1. Anonymous7:25 PM

      And he is getting washington insiders he and she who must not be named kept telling these same uneducated they would do. No more status quo.

    2. Anonymous7:57 PM

      Here's to you, c4pers!

  12. Anonymous6:45 PM

    Trump has a YUGE problem with his Old Post Office hotel in Washington DC - the day he takes office he violates the lease. It goes well beyond a conflict of interest, which he feels he's immune from. No wonder he's twitting about flag burning in an effort to distract -


  13. Good thing Sarah advocates for the disabled7:00 PM

    Good thing the Palins are rich off Sarah's elected offices.


    Sessions appears not to recognize that disabilities also include the vast number of less outwardly visible ones, such as autism and other developmental disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, mood disorders, cognitive disabilities, personality disorders, dysgraphia, sensory processing disorder and other “invisible” disabilities.

    Sessions then identifies the biggest problem with IDEA as an obstacle to effective “discipline” in school. “We are telling special children with physical disabilities, or disabilities as defined by the federal law, that they don’t have to adhere to the same standards other children do,” Sessions said. “Right in the classroom, we create, by federal law, two separate standards for American citizens.”

    But his statements completely neglect what the purpose of special education is: to accommodate the needs of children with different abilities precisely because they cannot, developmentally or physically or cognitively, adhere to the standards set for other students.

  14. Goldman banker Mnuchin is being nominated for Sec. of Treasury.

    We are so fucked.

    Romney just praised Trump after having dinner with him and Priebus. Kushner likes Romney for Sec. State so I imagine that announcement will be made soon.

    Dan Quayle also met with Trump. Uh oh. Please not that piece of stupid Quayle.

  15. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Remember your favorite fake Dem Rahm Emanuel?


    Don't talk to Rahm about his brother's friendship with Trump

    "While the backdoor access to the Trump White House might be a nice card to hold -and the mayor's brother would be well-placed to do Trump favors, such as, for example, line up talent to perform at Trump's inauguration — the optics of Ari Emanuel remaining pals with Trump aren't great for the mayor in a city that went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton."

  16. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Trump didn't just have a private email server. He had a private server with a direct link to Alfa bank in Russia.

  17. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Oh god, help us. Our pres elect is so so FUGLY!!!! I can't stand to look at him. DISGUSTING old fatty pigmy! Yep, tv high def tv is not good to him at all. UGH, no news the next 4 years. Just like hollywood tv, movies, nah, we want decent looking. Like iur handsome current president, or Trudeau, or.....

  18. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Unless I'm wrong this ends with Angry Ann consoling a rejected Mitt the Shitt.

    "Don't worry honey, that orange ring on your tongue will wear off in a few days. Just don't tell anyone about getting your face shoved in the butter dish. "

    1. Don't be so sure.

      Both Priebus and Kushner are pushing for Romney.

      Romney dined with Priebus and Drumpf.

  19. Anonymous8:18 PM

    I am enraged. But I am one small person against a big system. I voted for Hillary. But in the end the system that was stacked against her was too high. Now the small time dictators have taken over our country, and there is no honor. They want us to live in the Republican bubble. It's not gonna be pretty. I am abstaining from any news agency. The pro Trump ones make me sick. A country that is divided has no hope of being one. Tis sad. But countries come and go. Lofty ideals have come and gone in human history. It's like that Walt Disney movie Lion King. Where Mufasa is killed by his brother Scar, and Scar ruins the land. Happening. Shaking my head with a heavy heart.

    1. Anonymous9:46 PM

      I make a point to only get my tv news only from The Daily Show, been doing that since the mid 90's when it was Craig Killborn. I find it's been a great way to maintain my sanity, especially about things that I cannot change.

  20. Anonymous8:25 PM

    Sorry to be a nit picker, but it's "champing". It's especially important now to maintain standards, to avoid being sucked under by the flooding tide of Trumpian ignorance.

  21. Wonder how many of those Deplorables that voted for Cheeto Hitler in Ohio or Michigan can afford to go to his Inauguration.


    Got $25,000 to throw away on watching a parade?

    For $500,000 you get to have lunch with Melanoma.

    Where are they draining this swamp? Are they planning to turn it into a swimming pool instead?

  22. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Trump Turns Inauguration Into Pay-For-Play Scheme, Sells Access To Highest Bidder

    As power players in D.C. jockey for influence over the incoming president, Trump appears to be happy to give it to them.

    ...For donors who contribute six or more figures to his inaugural committee, Donald Trump is offering up-close access to himself and other top officials, including Mike Pence, according to a document obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

    The document shows that access to Trump and members of his incoming cabinet will be sold to the highest bidder.

    More from the Center for Public Integrity report:

    Donors in the “$1,000,000+” category will receive four tickets to a “leadership luncheon” billed as an “exclusive inaugural event” for donors in that category and featuring “select Cabinet appointees and House and Senate leadership to honor our most generous inaugural supporters,” according to a brochure obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

    They’ll also get four tickets to a dinner with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, and eight tickets to a “ladies luncheon” billed as “an opportunity to meet the ladies of the first families.” In addition, they’ll receive tickets to a series of other dinners and receptions featuring Trump, Pence and other officials, and eight “premier access” tickets to a black-tie inaugural ball attended by the president, vice president and their wives.

    Depending on the size of the donation, donors can land anything from a lunch with Trump’s cabinet nominees to a candlelight dinner featuring Trump and his wife, as well as Mike and Karen Pence.

    This is essentially a pay-for-play scheme. If you donate enough money, you’ll get penciled into the president-elect’s busy inauguration schedule.


  23. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Trump And Pence Bribe Carrier With Massive Taxpayer-Funded Giveaway To Score PR Win

    The president-elect is likely to claim that his great dealmaking skills are responsible for making the agreement happen, but what he won’t say is that United Technologies – Carrier’s parent company – was basically bribed with taxpayer dollars to keep a few hundred jobs in Indiana – and it had nothing to do with Trump himself.


    1. Anonymous4:24 AM

      These kinds of crap are going to be the norm and it is up to the reporters to bring out the real truths. Aahh lawyers and reporters are going to have so much work.

  24. Anonymous9:28 PM

    *chomping. like biting.

  25. Looking more and more like Romney is going to be Sec. of State. Both Kushner and Priebus are pushing him. The three ate at one of Trump's restaurants.


    "Noting the appointments Trump has made to fill key cabinet positions for his administration and his desire for greater unity among Americans, Romney said that “all of those things combined give me increasing hope that President-elect Trump is the very man who can lead us” to a better future.

    Romney made his remarks after a lengthy meal with Trump and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at a French restaurant at a Trump hotel in Manhattan. They dined on garlic soup with frog legs, scallops, steak and lamb chop."

    Holy shit. We certainly dodged a bullet when Romney lost. He is so sucking up to Trump. The man has no honor or integrity whatsoever.

    Unfortunately Trump is so much worse than Romney.

    1. Anonymous12:27 AM

      I find it more than odd that being the upstanding religious gentleman that Romney is and how proper ann his wife is. They called the trump names and then they jump in bed for an orgy. Good gosh is this what massive money does to you? These people are deplorable liars and con ways. They say one thing and do the other. How simply freaky and odd. How do they look at their kids in the eyes? Mormons and Scientologist may have something in common I don't know. Some things are similar.

  26. "Donald Trump said the system is rigged. He said hedge fund managers are “getting away with murder.” He said that he’d “tax Wall Street.” He called Washington D.C. corrupt and promised to “drain the swamp.” He said his opponent Hillary Clinton was too cozy with the banks, as epitomized by her closed-door paid speeches. He said Clinton’s vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, was “owned by the banks” and that he, Trump, would break them up. Trump closed his campaign with an ad bashing Goldman Sachs and George Soros, using classically anti-Semitic phrases.

    And now, according to The New York Times, ABC and CBS, the president-elect has chosen a second-generation Goldman Sachs partner who worked for George Soros before starting a hedge fund and buying IndyMac, a failing California bank that made billions while foreclosing on homeowners after the financial crisis.

    Steven Mnuchin’s takeover of IndyMac is a story about everything Americans have come to hate about how the financial crisis was allowed to unfold ― ordinary people panicking, savvy investors pouncing, a government guarantee that saved a bank but didn’t even try to keep people in their homes, a clever rebranding, rampant foreclosures, billions of dollars in profits. And now, the cruel punchline: The man behind it is being nominated for treasury secretary by a self-proclaimed billionaire populist."


    Wonder how many of the angry Deplorables lost their homes to this asshole. If they didn't lose them during round one, he'll be sure to screw them over on round two.

    It's like Trump is trying to assemble the worst cabinet possible. Is it to punish everyone in the U.S.? Or is it to force the electoral college to vote for anyone but Trump? Is he sabotaging himself?

    Even some Republicans are going to object to some of his choices. (And he'll be livid when he doesn't get anonymous approval for every one of his "fantastic" picks.)

  27. Anonymous10:17 PM

    Looks like the Little Mittster kissed the ring. Wonder what Trump has on him.

    Mitt Romney praises Donald Trump after 'deal with the devil' dinner

    ...Romney’s new-found admiration Trump has not gone unnoticed, with social media users eager to highlight the former governor of Massachusetts’ about-turn since the election.

    Images from the dinner, which show Trump smiling and Romney in a half-grimace, have been widely shared on Twitter as evidence of just how awkward a situation Romney is in. One Twitter user said the scene reminded him of a “deal with the Devil.”

    The New York Daily News even ran a caption competition.


    1. Anonymous6:54 AM

      Looks like the lion has been skinned alive:

      'The last lion': Mitt Romney claims high ground in stand against Donald Trump

      This year, days after Trump did not immediately disavow an expression of support from David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, Romney said one of his sons was driving him to an airport when he asked: “When the grandkids ask ‘What did you do to stop Donald Trump?’ what are you going to say?’”


  28. Anonymous11:10 PM

    Why would all these billionaires want to be president and cabinet members and make less money?

    In Palin's words,


    Sounds like these billionaires are getting sweetheart PAY TO PLAY deals.

    America is going to hell in a hand basket.

    Wouldn't be surprised if Trump is Satan himself or Satan's number one surrogate.

  29. Anonymous12:16 AM

    These little liar tea bags in congress are such pain in the rump and must go go go. Mr Jason C. will be investigating or be investigated himself. These congressional scientologist seem to think that they can behave and control everything without anyone questioning them. Even trump, the first rigger in chief and scientologist president. wow just wow. New meaning to coastal republicans. The ship came in. Its the motherlode. Its magic. )))mind control((( domestic terrorist. you name it. The Swamp peeing in the pond.

  30. Anonymous12:33 AM

    But Don was a registered democrat. and now a rinco and funds manager.

  31. And it gets worse.

    "Congress is ready to act. On Wednesday, the House will consider the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would commit billions of dollars to medical research while sending $1 billion to states to help combat heroin and painkiller addiction and recovery.

    But there’s a complication: Instead of cracking down on the pharmaceutical companies that fueled the boom in opioid abuse, lawmakers are rewarding the industry. No health care-related bill of this size could move through Congress without the support of Big Pharma. The authors of the 21st Century Cures Act earned the industry’s support by including regulatory rollbacks that drugmakers have long sought and creating cheaper and quicker paths for drug approval by reducing safeguards. It’s as if the fire department had to pay off the arsonist to get permission to put out a fire.

    Lawmakers have been left with a Hobson’s choice: The bill would make billions of dollars available for medical research. It would fund lofty goals, such as precision medicine, a White House initiative to map the human brain and Vice President Joe Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot.” It would save lives. But it would also undermine regulations that patient advocacy groups say are essential for making sure medical and drug research is conducted ethically and safely — meaning it could cost lives, too."


    "On Monday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) denounced the measure in aggressive terms, calling it the result of “corruption” — fighting words on the Senate floor — and singling out Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for taking millions from a donor with an interest in the bill’s passage. Warren was hoping to make a battle around the Cures Act the moment that Democrats announced, in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, that they were standing up and fighting against a broken and corrupt system.

    “The American people didn’t give Democrats majority support so we could come back to Washington and play dead,” she said on the floor. “They didn’t send us here to whimper, whine, or grovel. Now they are watching, waiting and hoping ― hoping we show some spine and start fighting back when Congress completely ignores the message of the American people and returns to all its same old ways.” "

    I'll tell you exactly what is going to happen.

    The funds will dry up right after January 20, but the deregulation will remain, putting us all in jeopardy.

  32. Anonymous2:30 AM

    When do those of us who did not vote for Drumpf and who get that we now have a dictator and a coup.......it seems hopeless. Do we just let this play out as survival of the fittest?
    I tell ya I am mightily tempted. I'm white, educated and economically well.....

  33. Anonymous4:19 AM

    And where are the religious people denouncing that god started the fire in appalacia? Because orange crap is elected. Where is, god is mad crap.

  34. Chenagrrl7:19 AM

    Guy looks like an attack rabbit in that photo! I have deteriorated to ad hominem attacks.


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