Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Elizabeth Warren’s #MeToo Nonsense

 

I’m getting really sick of this #MeToo nonsense. The latest frustration: much of the reporting of the Democratic debate last night focuses on how Warren supposedly “skewered” Bloomberg.

This feminist technique of character assassination is quite simple. First, pick a man and find anything that he has ever said that is insulting to a woman. Any woman, the context doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter if it was a joke. It doesn’t even matter if it was 30 or 40 years ago.

The man’s comment means that he disrespects women!!! All women, apparently. So the shrieking harpies pile on, and the man is done. Skewered. Put a fork in him.

I was entertained by our beloved (if a bit nerdy) JPod’s [John Podhoretz] take on the debate, in this New York Post article. The Pod really outdid himself with this one. He called it “the greatest debate in human history” and found “the sheer raging hostility spraying across the stage” to have been “glorious.” Well, yeah, you gotta love it when the other party descends into a bunch of juvenile, name-calling, circular firing squad.

But Warren is the chief hostility-sprayer. In the Pod’s inimitable words:

And then there was Elizabeth Warren, desperately trying to get back in the game and spraying fire at everyone else on stage like Machine Gun Kelly. She spared no one, and by the end, she had yelled herself hoarse and seemed like she needed an oxygen tank.

Warren’s signature moment came at the very beginning, when she went right for the jugular.

“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against — a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians,” Warren said. “No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”

So what did Bloomberg supposedly say?

Well, here’s the fact-check article, which reports:

It’s not clear whether Bloomberg ever said these specific words, but they have been attributed to him. The quote Warren is referencing is from a booklet of alleged Bloomberg quotes given to him by an employee as a gift for his birthday in 1990. While the introduction of the book says “these are all actual quotes,” Bloomberg has denied that he actually said any of them.

The Washington Post recently uploaded a copy of the booklet of alleged Bloomberg quotes, which includes a criticism of the British Royal family, calling them “a bunch of misfits — a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.”

Bloomberg’s presidential campaign spokesman Stu Loeser told the Post that “Mike simply did not say the things somebody wrote in this gag gift, which has been circulating for 30 years and has been quoted in every previous election Mike has been in.”

The Post also reported that a Bloomberg spokesman said in 2001 that “‘some of the things he might have said’ and Bloomberg apologized to ‘anyone that was offended by’ the comments.”

So that’s it. Bloomberg supposedly made a snide comment about the British Royal family, a somewhat funny comment, I think, and now Saint Elizabeth of Massachusetts, apparently now the Patron Saint of Political Correctness, gets to tar him as a misogynistic jerk. This is the basis on which one of our major parties is going to select a Presidential candidate. This stuff would have been puerile even in high school.

So I wonder should I laugh or cry.

Because as ridiculous as all of this is, it is also very serious. There are, apparently, legions of feminazi witches who want to ruin a man’s life if he ever, ever, ever said anything bad about any woman.

I’m sick of it. Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself. Everyone who would give a moment’s attention to such an absurd attack should be ashamed of themselves.

It’s not just that the world seems to be taken over by poorly-adjusted teenagers. These witches are an unholy cross between a hall monitor and one of the “mean girls.” I find the whole thing to be pathetic.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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  1. CJ Coolidge
    CJ

    It is pretty great when the cretins vying to rule over us subject themselves to a spectacle worthy of the gladitorial contests of Antiquity.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 12:47 PM PST
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  2. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: I’m sick of it. Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself. Everyone who would give a moment’s attention to such an absurd attack should be ashamed of themselves.

    But, … she fights! Liz tried getting by with plans and policies, but that wasn’t enough. The people want a fighter. She has two books on being a fighter, which she needs to demonstrate.

     

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    • February 20, 2020, at 12:47 PM PST
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  3. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: I’m sick of it. Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself. Everyone who would give a moment’s attention to such an absurd attack should be ashamed of themselves.

    But, … she fights! Liz tried getting by with plans and policies, but that wasn’t enough. The people want a fighter. She has two books on being a fighter, which she needs to demonstrate.

     

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    She fights by whining about how Bloomberg called little Fergie a mean name about 30 years ago. That’s not strength. It’s pitiful weakness, worthy of ridicule. Silly teenage-comedy ridicule like dumping a plate of spaghetti over the head of the smarmy and obnoxious mean girl.

    Mean girls, by the way, are pathetic. They can only terrorize other pitiful little girls.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 12:56 PM PST
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  4. Tex929rr Coolidge

    The royal family quote is awesome.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 12:58 PM PST
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  5. Kozak Member
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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…: I’m sick of it. Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself. Everyone who would give a moment’s attention to such an absurd attack should be ashamed of themselves.

    But, … she fights! Liz tried getting by with plans and policies, but that wasn’t enough. The people want a fighter. She has two books on being a fighter, which she needs to demonstrate.

     

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    • February 20, 2020, at 1:06 PM PST
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  6. Franco Member
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    Yes!

    And Warren used the same attack on Bernie. I’m tellin’ya, these gals do not impress with these crusades. Megyn Kelly is another one. 
    I’m wondering if Bloomberg had said, in response to the horse-faced lesbian charge, “Only Rosie O’Donnell” whether it would have gotten a giant laugh? I would have lost it! Then he could apologize for his overt plagiarism before the laughter died down. 

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    • February 20, 2020, at 1:28 PM PST
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  7. Nohaaj Coolidge

    You tread on thin ice making these declarations. Good thing we have the safety of Ricochet to be able to give voice to these feelings.

    I understand your point, up to a point. Bloomie does not seem like a nice man. And he does have a history that would provide prima facie evidence that he at least used to be a cad (especially with a fistful of NDA’s signed by those he alledgedly aggrieved.) Warren appears to be an even nastier person that Bloomie. She used her Me Too outrage to try to put a spark in her dismal presidential aspirations. Either way, neither should get close to the power of the presidency, because the country would suffer under them.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 1:29 PM PST
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  8. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Warren’s attacks on Bloomberg were pretty much her last chance-effort to win over the hearts and minds of the progressive masses over Bernie, but Bloomberg sort of scuttled her on that by going after Sanders at the debate, which negated the Bloomberg-v.-Warren battle she hoped people would be talking about today.So she and the others might have slowed the mayor’s momentum down a bit — though another $200 million on blanket advertising between now and Super Tuesday might lessen the damage — but it’s doubtful she stole a single voter on the left away from Bernie Wednesday night, and she’s already positioned her campaign so that that’s the only lane she can steal voters from fast enough to get back into conention.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 1:29 PM PST
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  9. She Reagan
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    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    You tread on thin ice making these declarations. Good thing we have the safety of Ricochet to be able to give voice to these feelings.

    I understand your point, up to a point. Bloomie does not seem like a nice man. And he does have a history that would provide prima facie evidence that he at least used to be a cad (especially with a fistful of NDA’s signed by those he alledgedly aggrieved.) Warren appears to be an even nastier person that Bloomie. She used her Me Too outrage to try to put a spark in her dismal presidential aspirations. Either way, neither should get close to the power of the presidency, because the country would suffer under them.

    Agree. I’m actually in favor of all these exchanges that show exactly how nasty so many of these candidates really are. So I don’t mind at all. “Shrieking Harridan Confronts Brutish Billionaire. News at 11.”

    Thus far, it looks like the plan to rescue the “working man’s party” from the Shouting, Arm-Waving, Socialist Nobody Really Likes, by inviting Mini-Mike to spend a billion or so of his hard-earned dollars on his vanity project to stick it to Donald Trump in November, and then by changing all the rules so that he can get on the debate stage and show the rest of them how to do it, isn’t working out so well. He’d probably be getting much better press today if he’d stayed home and watched it on TV.

    Serves them right. There isn’t a scintilla of charisma, or vision, or humor, among them. (Klobuchar does occasionally rise to a mildly funny remark, but she always looks and sounds as if she’s about to either lose it or burst into tears). Pete is weirdly composed, even when he’s being savagely attacked. Biden looks as if his skin’s about to split and the lizard beneath will be revealed, like in that 80s TV series, “V” (the original one). And his facial expressions and tics while others are speaking are rather odd, and sometimes even a bit disturbing.

    Much as I dislike him on general principles, I think Bloomberg was right when he said that nothing makes the re-election of Donald Trump more likely than the sorts of spectacle we were subjected to last night.

    Apparently, the Democrats don’t have an “A-Team.” (Guess it’s my day for old TV show metaphors.)

    And that’s a good thing.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 2:26 PM PST
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  10. Franco Member
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    I have no idea what Bloomberg said or did, and neither does anyone else except a very few people. The citations by Warren were nothing more than rumors.

    I don’t particularly like Bloomberg and I don’t want him to be in political power. But seeing this new guilt-by-accusation trend in our public discourse, from smart people(!), rings alarms. 
    People, including women, are predators. People slip and fall in supermarkets for a $ 10,000 settlement every day in America. 
    Are you smart people going to try and tell us that it’s not possible that all of these claims could be fabricated or exaggerated? And that since he ‘looks’ creepy, he is?

    It looks to me that Bloomberg may well have just taken the easy way out and paid off these grifters, and once word gets out that he’s a pushover, incentivizes more accusations. 

    I know there are plenty of creeps in the world; I’m learning rapidly there are thousands of females and their lawyers who are now using our weird legal system as an extortion racket. And there might even be more of the latter than the former.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 2:50 PM PST
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  11. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Franco (View Comment):

    Yes!

    And Warren used the same attack on Bernie. I’m tellin’ya, these gals do not impress with these crusades. Megyn Kelly is another one.
    I’m wondering if Bloomberg had said, in response to the horse-faced lesbian charge, “Only Rosie O’Donnell” whether it would have gotten a giant laugh? I would have lost it! Then he could apologize for his overt plagiarism before the laughter died down.

    I think someone like Reagan might have pulled off the “Only Rosie O’Donnell” response, except Reagan was usually quite the one for decorum with regards to women.

    I’m not sure that Bloomberg has enough of a sense of humor to think of a one liner punch that is truly funny.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 3:12 PM PST
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  12. Taras Coolidge

    Franco (View Comment):

    I have no idea what Bloomberg said or did, and neither does anyone else except a very few people. The citations by Warren were nothing more than rumors.

    I don’t particularly like Bloomberg and I don’t want him to be in political power. But seeing this new guilt-by-accusation trend in our public discourse, from smart people(!), rings alarms.
    People, including women, are predators. People slip and fall in supermarkets for a $ 10,000 settlement every day in America.
    Are you smart people going to try and tell us that it’s not possible that all of these claims could be fabricated or exaggerated? And that since he ‘looks’ creepy, he is?

    It looks to me that Bloomberg may well have just taken the easy way out and paid off these grifters, and once word gets out that he’s a pushover, incentivizes more accusations.

    I know there are plenty of creeps in the world; I’m learning rapidly there are thousands of females and their lawyers who are now using our weird legal system as an extortion racket. And there might even be more of the latter than the former.

    Alan Dershowitz has a slim book on the subject in the bookstores right now. Turns out slanderous remarks in court papers are not actionable even after they are leaked to the press.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 4:09 PM PST
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  13. Front Seat Cat Member

    I may have to break rank here and say that I had no problem with Warren coming out swinging, or defending Amy for that matter. All’s fair in love and war and they are going for it. If Bloomberg was innocent, he could have said so, that he never said or did what she alleged. He didn’t do anything. He remained stone-faced and silent, almost as if he was thinking this is so beneath me. Wrong approach in my opinion. He’s going to have to show more gumption if he wants to be a match for Trump.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 4:32 PM PST
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  14. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Not on this specific subject, but on the person:

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/02/11/elizabeth-warren-and-the-politics-of-envy-and-destruction/

     

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    • February 20, 2020, at 4:42 PM PST
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  15. Franco Member
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    The issue about the NDA’s is the fact that everyone has a price for silence about some real or perceived transgression. Whatever settlement is agreed upon is exploitation equipoise.

    Bloomberg said something ‘offensive’, plaintiff agrees that x-amount of money renders it non-offensive. What does that say about the party that agrees with putting a price on an offense in return for silence? In the case of Bloomberg and most corporate entities, the settlement fee is a tiny percentage of their wealth and functions more as a deterrent than a punishment.

    I see these people generally as high-priced prostitutes after-the-fact. They certainly have forfeited victim status after a healthy settlement.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 4:42 PM PST
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  16. OldPhil Coolidge

    Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself.

    The heck you say.

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    • February 20, 2020, at 5:54 PM PST
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  17. Jim McConnell Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Not on this specific subject, but on the person:

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/02/11/elizabeth-warren-and-the-politics-of-envy-and-destruction/

     

    I just read your link. She and her plans are even worse than I had imagined. Here, I’ve been picturing her as that terrible, nasty third grade teacher I had, and it turns out she’s even more of a nightmare. 

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    • February 20, 2020, at 6:20 PM PST
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  18. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    I may have to break rank here and say that I had no problem with Warren coming out swinging, or defending Amy for that matter. All’s fair in love and war and they are going for it. If Bloomberg was innocent, he could have said so, that he never said or did what she alleged. He didn’t do anything. He remained stone-faced and silent, almost as if he was thinking this is so beneath me. Wrong approach in my opinion. He’s going to have to show more gumption if he wants to be a match for Trump.

    Yes! Liz had to show that she is a fighter and willing to take on Trump. Remember, Trump was selected because he showed he was willing to take on the media and the Swamp and the globalists (think Romney). Liz is low on money and she needs to stay in contention. At the convention she can emerge as a compromise candidate. Presidents Lincoln and Harrison were also-rans that came out of conventions as nominees. 

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    • February 20, 2020, at 6:42 PM PST
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  19. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Apparent nonsense, maybe. But maybe it’s nonsense with a real purpose and sense to it.

    How often does the Left come up with ideas that, on the face of it, appear absurd, irrational, or utterly insane? The answer, is, of course, all the time. The general response is bewilderment or incomprehension – a shrug and an assertion that “those lefties are crazy.”

    But in truth, they’re no such thing. There’s nothing irrational about it. It’s all part of the program.

    The concept comes directly out of Marx. Capitalism, according to Marx, is filled with contradictions, all of which guarantee its eventual failure. One example is the belief that capitalists, seeking every greater profits, will increase the “immiseration” of the working class, which will in turn encourage “revolutionary consciousness,” leading to the downfall of the capitalist system. This leads to the idea of “heightening he contradictions” – encouraging matters so as to bring about the emergence of the glorious worker’s paradise even sooner. This involves activities – both propaganda and direct action – that increase anxiety and dissatisfaction among the workers while generating isolation, fear, and doubt in the targeted classes.

    This concept has been dealt with in detail by numerous Marxists, including Lenin, Mao, and Rosa Luxemburg, to mention just a few. Following the master, communist-era Marxists largely confined the concept to economic matters. Expanding it to the social sphere was an American contribution. Appealing to American workers on an economic basis was hopeless – they were the best-paid laboring class in the world, largely content with things as they were. But there were other apparent schisms in the American social structure that might be open to exploitation.

    Drugs, race, violence, LGBT etc., abortion, immigration.

    The list is effectively endless. To go from general to particular, consider the Obama/Holder “Fast and Furious” program. In this puzzling scheme, powerful firearms were deliberately sold to border drug cartels on the promise that they would be “tracked,” even though there was no means of doing so. But puzzlement vanishes once we apply the “contradictions” paradigm. Clearly, the intent was to increase border violence, inflict terror on the public, and utilize that to curtail Second Amendment rights.

    The same is true of any other “senseless” or “irrational” leftist program. None of them, whether they involve introducing transsexualism to schools or placing jihadis in Congress, occurred by accident. They were meant to happen exactly the way they did, to heighten the contradictions.

    How has conservatism responded? It hasn’t. In fact, there’s no sign that conservatives, mired in the Cold War interpretation of communism, have any idea that the concept exists. The contradictions tactic is next to universal and ever-present in any leftist effort or scheme…

    And conservatives are mostly clueless.

    Rudy Giuliani has interesting things to say about Bloomberg and stop-and-frisk (Rudy insists that it was stop-question-and frisk on his watch, with a much higher percentage of good arrests per stop than uder Bloomberg.

     

     

     

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    • February 20, 2020, at 10:47 PM PST
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  20. Eridemus Coolidge

    Bloomberg called little Fergie a mean name

    Possible, depending on the notoriety of actions by royals around that time. Earlier this week Glen Beck was trying to guess the actual royals that Bloomberg could be referring to. My best guess since Bloomie mentioned ‘architect’ is not the distant cousin Beck chose. I think based on his architectural criticisms, it was meant to be Charles, making horse-face more likely a reference to Camilla.

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    • February 21, 2020, at 5:39 AM PST
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  21. Taras Coolidge

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    I may have to break rank here and say that I had no problem with Warren coming out swinging, or defending Amy for that matter. All’s fair in love and war and they are going for it. If Bloomberg was innocent, he could have said so, that he never said or did what she alleged. He didn’t do anything. He remained stone-faced and silent, almost as if he was thinking this is so beneath me. Wrong approach in my opinion. He’s going to have to show more gumption if he wants to be a match for Trump.

    Yes! Liz had to show that she is a fighter and willing to take on Trump. Remember, Trump was selected because he showed he was willing to take on the media and the Swamp and the globalists (think Romney). Liz is low on money and she needs to stay in contention. At the convention she can emerge as a compromise candidate. Presidents Lincoln and Harrison were also-rans that came out of conventions as nominees.

    Was Warren auditioning for the part of Bernie’s Veep?

    “Look how I take on a billionaire!“

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    • February 21, 2020, at 8:41 AM PST
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  22. Philopus Member

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…:

    I’m getting really sick of this #MeToo nonsense.

    Me too!

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    • February 21, 2020, at 9:27 AM PST
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  23. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Apparent nonsense, maybe. But maybe it’s nonsense with a real purpose and sense to it.

    . . .

    I agree with your comment #19 above (truncated here for reasons of space).

    There is a method and purpose to the Leftist and Wokeist technique of slander, vilification, and ostracism. When I call it “nonsense,” I mean that it is based on an irrational and internally inconsistent system of belief.

    It can be quite effective, if you can indoctrinate a fairly large number of people to go along with it.

     

     

     

     

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    • February 21, 2020, at 10:25 AM PST
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