Sunday, February 12, 2017

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz believes that those who interrupted his town hall with calls for him to do his job must have been paid.

Courtesy of TPM:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said that the thousands of protestors who swarmed his town hall on Thursday night were not actually from his state and were "paid" to protest, the Deseret News reported Friday. 

Chaffetz told the paper that he was sure that the protestors, who chanted "shame!" and grilled him on investigating President Donald Trump, were Democrats and that they were trying to cause "chaos" because they don't like Trump and are upset about the results of the 2016 election. 

"You could see it online a couple days before, a concerted effort in part to just cause chaos," he said, according to the Deseret News. "Democrats are in disbelief that they have nothing but flailing and screaming to deal with this." 

Chaffetz said that he believes that protestors were paid to demonstrate at and disrupt his town hall, telling the paper that one speaker made it a point to make clear that he was not being paid by the Democrats. Chaffetz did not give any info to support his claim. 

"Absolutely. I know there were," he said, telling the paper that it was "more of a paid attempt to bully and intimidate" than the feelings of his constituents.

That's right, the only way that people would protest Republican politicians who are not doing their job is if somebody paid them to care that much.

Kind of interesting that Chaffetz believes that money is the only motivator those showing this kind of passion, don't you think.

Kind of makes me wonder who was paying him to care enough to continue investigating Hillary Clinton.


  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    More gas lighting from this spineless liar.
    He was sure? wtf. Well yeah? As long as he was "sure".
    Fucking imbecile!Nazi strong are tactics at work! Chaffetz can suck trump #$%& all he wants.
    Karma still works!

    1. Anonymous1:29 AM

      Yes it does and its coming around the bend.

  2. Anonymous11:45 AM

    "I seen this post on Snapchat about how "trumps administration" is pressuring immigrants coming to America to go through their smartphones and social media sites... Snapchat was saying how harsh it is and unconstitutional. I agree. Funny thing is when I drove through the Washington/Canadian border last month, I was trying to get the truck I bought back to Alaska. the Canadians harrassed me took my iPhone and iPad and made me give them all my passwords or they would confiscate my devices get a warrant and search them anyways and they would also deny entry, so I did and they went through all my private stuff. Just thought it was funny this never gets light from the bias media and it's happening to our own citizens."

    1. Anonymous12:14 PM


    2. Anonymous 11:45 AM wrote: the Canadians harrassed me

      That may or may not have been the case, but I suggest that you may have contributed to whatever did happen. You are not one of "our own citizens." You are a citizen of a foreign country seeking entry to Canadian territory. Next time, if there is one, keep that in mind and you may find that things go a lot better.

    3. Anonymous1:59 PM

      Why is this in quotes? I "seen" you copied and pasted this from somewhere but are too chicken to post the source. Why?

  3. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Sorry Gryph, but fuck this asshole.

  4. Anonymous12:16 PM

    I have called our Nevada senator (Dean Heller) many times in these past weeks with various concerns and the interns answering his phone ask me where I am REALLY calling from. These guys just don't want to admit to reality. But did all these people vote? Were they too trusting of the polls and didn't bother to show up? I have a friend that voted third party to make a "point". That's never a good idea. Thankfully, Clinton won Nevada, but that doesn't help us much now.

    1. Anonymous12:59 PM

      So many of these town hall meetings are getting protesters. They should show up to vote, get these frauds out of office. Let them find out what it is like to be unemployed. They will keep their generous benefits, courtesy of the citizens that they screw over on a regular basis. They spend too much time in DC, surrounded by "aides" and lobbyists, making them think they are special. Reality BITES when they are out in public. We can CLEAN THE SWAMP ourselves by voting.

    2. Anonymous2:00 PM

      answering his phone ask me where I am REALLY calling from.
      If they are so concerned why don't they get caller ID?

  5. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Let him keep lying to himself, he will find out they aren't paid protesters come election day.

    Interesting that only republicans are claiming "paid protesters" is it because they are the ones paying protesters to make the Democrats look bad?

    1. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Those T party protesters were paid, I am sure of that.

    2. Anonymous1:36 AM

      Trump and foundation paid for votes, paid the deplorable actors to show up. Paid the scientologist to show up 650,000 in florida alone. The silent majority!!! anybody that signs his contract must be loyal to him or be harassed by little men and their little women.

  6. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Gryph....worth a whole post, I think

  7. This is just projection: nobody does anything without being paid? Good one, G.

    I don't know about other visitors to this site, but the more good news about local protests and women wanting to run for office, protests abroad the better -- it is all so heartening.

    We know about the crap the Trump cabal is shoveling and it won't stop.

    What I want to read about now is how we best resist.

    BTW, has anyone else tried to sign the impeach Trump petition with 650,000 or more sigs on it? as of 5 days ago, at least report... but ...

    When I try link to their site, I get a warning they do not have a certificate, so I don't continue. It was valid only until January 30th -- how can we reach them to fix this?

  8. Anonymous12:25 PM

    I can think of better things to do than travel to Utah and debate a brain washed Mormon on politics.

    1. Anonymous1:01 PM

      He has been so fixated on "getting" Hillary, that he is deaf to everything else.

    2. Anonymous1:55 PM

      @1:01 HRC might 'get him'

    3. Anonymous1:43 AM

      Notice how silent the Mormons are about this blight. Romney made his statement but then showed up for the photo op with trump. Anyone with a conscience would never stand for such disgusting dishonesty and crimes against Americans and America. NO one.

  9. Anonymous12:40 PM

    The WH has a new liar to make the rounds on the Sunday morning shows: Stephan Miller, what a Nazi and liar and very defensive attitude.

    He never did answer the questions and it was obvious he was reading a teleprompter because his answers were the same on 4 different programs. I think he thinks he is smart because can rattle off the section number of the law giving president power in Immigration law, but didn’t wasn’t pertinent to question.

    When George Steph.... asked about three time to showevidence about voter fraud in NH, all he provided was “everyone knows” about it in NH and he would be glad to come back with his evidence, but won’t say what it is, so George concluded out loud he has no evidence.

    Score one for the media,

    He was also stupid enough to state 9/11 was on of the terrorist attacks that prompted the MooseLamb ban. It said it really fast and too bad no one stopped him and said they came from countries not on the ban list.

    On Fox Chris Wallace, asked if it was appropriate for the president to be making derogatory remarks about judges, again never answered the question.

    Summary: Stephan Miller liar liar pants on fire.

    1. Anonymous1:05 PM

      He is a perfect fit for the tRump administration. He should take a good look at Kellyanne, see what lying on a regular basis does for a person's looks!! She looks like HELL, tired and worn out. I wonder what she tells her children about being truthful, since she apparently does not know how to be truthful herself.

    2. Anonymous1:40 PM

      "It is also misleading to the point of being flat-out WRONG."

    3. Anonymous1:44 PM

      KellyAnn must be in the doghouse this week, never fear, new propaganda minister makes his debut!!!

      Read the twitter take down

      ‘Talking bag of pus’: Twitter rips Stephen Miller for ‘clearly reading from script’ on Sunday shows

      After appearing on four Sunday news shows, Stephen Miller, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, was ruthlessly mocked on Twitter.

      Broadcasting from the White House briefing room, Miller repeated the same talking points in interviews with CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox.

      The Trump adviser likely refused to appear on CNN due to the White House’s ongoing campaign against the cable network.

      Miller defended Trump’s travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries by fear mongering and insisting that the judiciary was not the “supreme” branch of government for deciding what is constitutional.

      He also claimed that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was “always” 100 percent correct.

      Viewers quickly panned Miller on Twitter:....

    4. Nikki Munson2:30 PM

      I saw this ass clown speaking to George Stephanopoulos (sp?) and I was amazed that the "evidence" he continued to offer was that "everybody in NH knows". George was clearly aggravated by his bullshit. These idiots can't seem to understand how foolish they look to the world. Or perhaps, they just don't care. I don't recognize my own country anymore.

    5. Anonymous3:48 PM

      "This should’ve been a win for Donald, not two or three weeks of negative publicity.”They don't care if the interviewer badgers them for evidence and they don't even care if the interviewer chastises them for fibbing. They just want to give their LIES a PUBLIC airing"

    6. Anonymous1:53 AM

      These liars live in their alt reality show world for lousy lying actors and behave like well dressed gypsies. They look at you straight in the face and lie. And then think we buy it. At some point it is time to arrest them, charge them, convict them and LOCK THEM UP in our public owned prison for nasty lying treasonist criminals. Oh wiki leaks where are you? Does snowden want to come home to testify?

  10. "A skunk always smells it's own stink" with it Chaffetz.

    1. Anonymous1:57 AM

      and that little stinky boy chaffetz really stinks. Moroni will not be happy about this. Dishonoring of his so called religion is never wise in the end.

  11. Anonymous12:50 PM

    It appears to be happening more frequently. When these scumbag politicians are being called out by their own constituency and the scumbags are throwing them under he bus.
    There will be a time that the scumbags will pay dearly!

  12. Anonymous12:50 PM

    Democrats are his CONSTITUENTS too and have a right to let him hear their concerns and point of view. As far as being from outside his state I guess the voters will answer that question for him next year. If he's right he should have nothing to fear.

    1. This is a basic difference between Republicans and Democrats.

      When a Republican is elected, he only serves those that voted for him, in some cases only those that donated large amounts of money to him.

      When a Democrat gets elected they feel their job is to represent the interests of ALL of the people, not just those that voted and not just those that voted for them.

    2. Anonymous2:11 AM

      Yes indeed, I noticed that too. The current republican party is a party of zombies, defects, liars, crooks and mob. They do not represent America, they represent Global Citizen United. The every weekend Gun shows for everyone hunkered down in their bunkered paranoid world living in their over priced hole in the hills. They want to play war games they bought from Russia. Red Scared paranoid survivalist loons from the swamp. Man boys from hell.

  13. Anonymous1:24 PM

    A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone


    1. I wouldn't have done it. I would have demanded a lawyer and then sued their asses.

      We are NOT a police state. But we will be if we allow them to treat us like this.

    2. Anonymous2:17 AM

      GEE missy? I think this has happened in several towns. Yep. Professionals being harassed by criminals And certain sheriffs wink wink helped @@ yep! bartenders drugging and tracking and corrupt state government employees.

  14. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Congressman is righteously booed after dodging a young girl’s simple question about science

    Not your average town hall meeting

    One hour into a loud, contentious town hall meeting in his home state of Utah, Congressman Jason Chaffetz was asked two simple questions by a young girl named Hannah Bradshaw. The first was about the environment: “What are you doing to help protect our water and air for our generations and my kids’ generations?” The second was just a bit more broad: “Do you believe in science?”

    Asking the sitting congressman if he believes in science is sadly a relevant question. Chaffetz has called global warming “a farce,” and just this week co-sponsored a bill to abolish the Department of Education. He also recently proposed a bill that would have transferred ownership of federal public lands to the states, making them easier to sell. (He swiftly withdrew that bill after it sparked public outrage.)

    So it’s not surprising that, instead of saying anything remotely resembling the words “I believe in science,” Chaffetz deflected hard enough to cause whiplash. Luckily, the crowd wasn’t having it. One woman in particular can be heard loudly repeating the words “ANSWER THE QUESTION,” and so Chaffetz was goaded into responding to Bradshaw.

    1. Anonymous2:22 AM

      Odd. The state of Arizona dept of education head endorsed trump publicly and will be looking for a job in her private for profit voucher school system stealing from our public school system financed by USA taxpayers. Is that not odd?

  15. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Confirmed: the U.S. intel community is still working to take down Donald Trump over Russia

    In the days before Donald Trump took office, when it was becoming increasingly apparent that he was knee deep in election collusion with Russia, people in the United States intelligence community were leaking all the dirt they had on him – just in case they wouldn’t be able to continue their investigations once he became their boss. The subsequent three week silence after he took office was unnerving. But in the past few days we’ve learned that the intel community is still working feverishly to take down Donald Trump over Russia.

    If the U.S. intel agencies were going to continue to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal after January 20th, they were going to need to do it under the nose of both Trump and any top officials personally loyal to him. And if they were going to properly expose any new developments, they would need to leak it to major media outlets in order to bypass Trump’s desk. Sure enough, over the past three days, those leaks have begun in earnest.

    1. Anonymous2:07 PM

      US intelligence community operating under presumption Russia has "ears" on the Trump team

      .... A senior National Security Agency official explained that NSA was systematically holding back some of the “good stuff” from the White House, in an unprecedented move. For decades, NSA has prepared special reports for the president’s eyes only, containing enormously sensitive intelligence. In the last three weeks, however, NSA has ceased doing this, fearing Trump and his staff cannot keep their best SIGINT secrets. [...]

      What’s going on was explained lucidly by a senior Pentagon intelligence official, who stated that “since January 20, we’ve assumed that the Kremlin has ears inside the SITROOM,” meaning the White House Situation Room, the 5,500 square-foot conference room in the West Wing where the president and his top staffers get intelligence briefings. “There’s not much the Russians don’t know at this point,” the official added in wry frustration......

    2. Anonymous2:29 AM

      Seems like the Russian issue is damaging enough but what about the Island romps with underage little girls? and the hundreds of pending lawsuits of shady business? The words from trump touting that he could kill someone on fifth avenue is chilling? Why does SOME military and SOME law enforcement employees aid him instead of arrest him? Do they not serve the public too under oath and duty to America? Taxpayers pay their wages to serve and protect us.

  16. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Alec Baldwin Blows Trump’s Ratings Out Of The Water In Record Setting SNL Episode

    The ratings are in, and they are bad news for President Trump. Alec Baldwin's Trump impression is so popular that it led the program to six-year ratings high and easily bested the ratings for the episode that Trump guest hosted in 2015.

    1. Anonymous1:54 PM


    2. Anonymous2:30 AM


  17. Anonymous1:36 PM


    1. Anonymous2:34 AM

      They own a floor in ape tower. Bugs everywhere. And mar loon go too. Special rooms for the guest are well equipt for business deals. The Art of the Deal. Bugs. that's what makes him "so smart" he just cant tell you that.

  18. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Congress Must Act As Intelligence Experts Warn Russia Is Listening In Trump’s Situation Room

    “Since January 20, we’ve assumed that the Kremlin has ears inside the Situation Room," a Senior Pentagon intelligence official is quoted as saying. Adding, “There’s not much the Russians don’t know at this point."

    The former NSA analyst explained, “None of this has happened in Washington before. A White House with unsettling links to Moscow wasn’t something anybody in the Pentagon or the Intelligence Community even considered a possibility until a few months ago.”

    We are in uncharted waters here.

    The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

    Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin

    1. Anonymous2:36 AM

      is there enough rope to end this mess yet? Crazy morons think their smart asses.

  19. Anonymous1:43 PM

    NOW hear this>

    #TheResistance is real.
    #Indivisible is real.
    #WomensMarch is real.


    1. Anonymous2:37 AM

      You betcha! Can you smell that? The shit is hitting the fan.

  20. Anonymous1:45 PM

    So much for draining the swamp

    Trump labor nominee Puzder owes millions to bank seeking waiver from his department

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Labor personally owes millions of dollars to a convicted bank that is relying on the same department to waive sanctions for its crimes, according to federal records.

    The ties between Trump’s embattled appointee Andrew Puzder and the multinational bank UBS were listed in federal documents reviewed by International Business Times—but they were not explicitly acknowledged in Puzder’s ethics agreement with federal regulators.

    In financial disclosure forms filed late last week, Puzder listed two mortgages and one line of credit with UBS Financial Services, an investment in UBS Dynamic Alpha Fund and 10 other accounts with UBS. In all, Puzder listed a total of $2.6 million to $11.5 million of investments and loans with UBS. That is in addition to the millions of dollars of assets in the 10 other UBS accounts held by Puzder.

    In 2009, UBS admitted to the Justice Department that it had “participated in a scheme to defraud the United States” by helping customers evade taxes. In 2015, UBS plead guilty to manipulating interest rates in violation of a previous deferred prosecution agreement. The case—in which prosecutors determined the bank engaged in “deceptive currency trading and sales practices”—could trigger federal prohibitions designed to prevent convicted banks from managing billions of dollars of workers’ pension money.

    But if Puzder’s nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would head a Labor Department empowered to waive such punishments.

    1. Anonymous2:38 AM

      You mean naked girls eating hamburgers did not sit him free?

  21. Anonymous1:50 PM

    1. No. She's not.

      If she does, the DNC would be smart to allow nature to take it's course rather than assure her an anointing as the party's pick. Otherwise their own members are going to revolt.

    2. Anonymous1:25 AM

      She already won. It just happens to be stolen by a bunch of cons and crooks for now or? Bernie Sanders actually won and she stole it from Bernie. But we do know that don did not win. He just took something that did not belong to him and lied about it again and forced somebody else to pay for it again.

    3. Anonymous2:44 AM

      Hillary Rodham should not be ridiculed because of nasty ugly dirty lying men. Seems little men cant handle the truth. She did nothing wrong, but all the little nasty dirty lying men did. That house will come in handy for bill if she did resume and take back her stolen job and title of United States President, the first Women President Elected in USA history. Cut the Crap. She won.

  22. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Justin Trudeau can reject the appointment of Sarah Palin as next U.S. ambassador to Canada

    The Vienna Convention states that we don't have to accept her

    1. Ah, the ultimate insult to Palin AND Trump.

      A Two-fer!

    2. Anonymous2:45 AM

      Maybe they will run to Russia to live.

  23. Anonymous2:01 PM

    In despotic declaration, Trump senior advisor says Trump’s power “will not be questioned”

    The Trump administration held a media coming out party for senior policy advisor Stephen Miller, who went on four of the five Sunday shows to stonewall about the bombshell revelations involving Russia and the Trump administration. And in an even more ominous moment, Miller firmly declared that Donald Trump's power as the president is beyond question.

    1. Anonymous2:14 PM

      I was waiting for him to yell Selig Heil after that statement.

    2. That's "Sieg Heil!"

      And if there was any doubt about Putin advising Trump, this would put that to rest.

      "Will not be questioned"? and he has some sort of papal infallibility to facts and immunity to accountability?

      The Constitution covers the president too. It has safeguards for any president that exceeds his authority and misuses his office.

      Out job as citizens is to make sure those safeguards and checks are exercised when necessary and that those whose job it is to initiate the process do their jobs.

      If Chaffetz was uncomfortable now, just wait. The heat hasn't even been turned up yet.

      I think he'll eventually break and decide to save his own skin rather than lose his seat defending Trump.

      Trump is indefensible.

    3. Anonymous2:46 AM

      A fresh new liar hits the circuit. Kinda like flies on shit.

  24. Anonymous2:12 PM

    The beginning of the end?

    Surprise! Well, not really. It was bound to happen but I was absolutely ecstatic to see the Resolution of Inquiry that was introduced yesterday. Yay, Congressman Nadler and his host of co-sponsors! For anyone curious, this is the first step necessary in an impeachment process — Gather evidence into the list of wrong-doings, with the full authority of the law to do so.

    “Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced a Resolution of Inquiry directing the Department of Justice to provide the House of Representatives with any and all information relevant to an inquiry into President Trump and his associates’ conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and Russia ties. If the House Judiciary Committee does not schedule the resolution for a Markup within 14 legislative days, it becomes a privileged resolution and can be brought to the floor in front of the full House for a vote.”

    Ain’t seen hide nor hair of DT this morning for his daily twitter fit. Yet. I’m sure he’ll show up, but I wonder if anyone’s dared to tell him? This is pretty big. I’m sure they’ll have to break it down and explain it in very simple terms, like “Your ass is grass, sir, but you did finally break a record” to soften the blow a bit. I don’t think this has happened this quick in any presidency.

    1. The best part is that the Republicans cannot block or side track this resolution. It's a train that is only going to pick up speed. The first step towards impeachment.

      Personally, I think it is a little premature. I would have hoped for a bit more ammunition on the Russia-Trump ties and election tampering from the intelligence community before taking action. While I don't want to go through "too little too late" again, I also don't want to jump the gun and not have all of the ducks in a row when the deadlines arrive.

    2. Anonymous2:51 AM

      50 states full of evidence to bring forward. HUGE Bigly files of evidence. Binders full of crimes, dna, lawsuits, and enablers. Whew is it big.

  25. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Trump impeached? You can bet on it

    The prospect that the president won't make it through his term is big business for bookmakers.

    There’s already talk of impeachment, just three weeks into Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. In fact, many are already betting on it.

    Gambling houses all over the world are taking in action on whether Trump, inaugurated just last month, will resign or be impeached. And the odds aren’t as long as you might think.

    Ladbrokes, the British oddsmaking giant, has Trump’s chances of leaving office via resignation or impeachment and removal at just 11-to-10, or just a little worse than even money. The odds of Trump being impeached this year in the House of Representatives are only 4-to-1, according to the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, despite GOP control of the chamber. You can win $180 on a $100 bet with Bovada, the online gaming site, that Trump won’t make it through a full term — though the bet is off if Trump passes away during the next four years.

    1. I want to bet that he drops dead.

      I truly think he'll die in office before he'll be impeached.

      He'll never resign.

    2. Anonymous2:53 AM

      The load of shit that he carries around would put most away but don is a seasoned full of shit kinda guy.

  26. If he truly believes that he is as delusional as the So-Called president.

    Who does he think is paying them? How does he think they are being hired? Like there is a Craig's list ad somewhere looking for professional protesters?

    This is the inherent problem with both parties. They think when they won all of the voters just LUUUUUV them and agree with everything they stand for. Not just Republicans but the Democrats too. This last election they just assumed they would get votes they didn't work for. Both parties are guilty of this blind hubris.

    1. Anonymous3:06 AM

      Most belong to the deplorable club of loyal sinners for trump, bartenders, prison guards, real estate developers, It includes everyone from the janitor at marslardgo to ceo of the world security systems. From green card maids, models to nj chris Christy. From hospitality employees of the world to morons spying. If trump is their man they will be canned.

  27. Anonymous2:45 PM


    1. Anonymous3:24 PM

      Good for her, this should be getting more attention than Ivanka !!

  28. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Can't say trump and company isn't creating jobs, all those "paid protesters" are good for the economy :)

    1. Anonymous3:08 AM

      How much did he pay each of them to show up?

  29. Anonymous5:40 PM

    He's extremely popular in his district and he's won every election with nearly 75% or more of the vote for the last three elections so is his electorate finally waking up or are the 25% that didn't vote for him the vocal protesters?

    It would be interesting to poll them so we would know who is protesting. Otherwise we can't really predict how his election will go in 2018.

    1. *If* he wins re-election it will be interesting if he squeaks by with a 51%.

      Locally Darrell Issa hasn't had to campaign and has had easy wins since he first won his seat. Until this last election. His challenger was dismissed and it wasn't until Issa was losing in the polls that he finally woke up and started to campaign for the first time. He did squeak by with a very low 50+% win. His opponent says he'll challenge him again in 2 years.

      I'm looking forward to Issa finally being kicked to the curb.

      Same thing could happen to Chaffetz. Even if it's another Republican. I would strongly urge all of the Democrats in his district to donate and volunteer to anyone challenging him in the primary. Take him out early, then taunt him with "TOLD YOU SO."

      Let Issa and Chaffetz be a warning to the RNC that we're not kidding when we tell them LAST TERM!

    2. Anonymous3:10 AM

      I don't believe they hold elections or offer robes in prison but maybe I'm wrong.

  30. Yeah, I'm still waiting for the Kremlin, or someone (ANYONE) to send me my check for protesting the Vietnamese invasion, back in 1968.

  31. Anonymous5:56 AM

    ok, so now we can start RECall petitions. Our congressmen won't listen to us. We must have our representatives taking OUR values to DC and not some scared of dump representative. Recall petitions.

  32. Anonymous5:59 AM

    recall, even it if it their last day, just so it shows on the record they were recalled because they did not listen to voters. Did they not take a state oath?


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