2020-02-27: Social Media Postees

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New study reveals growing health crisis in Greece
wsws.org | 2020-02-27
The health of Greek workers continues to deteriorate after years of austerity measures imposed by Syriza and previous capitalist governments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/27/gree-f27.html

Germany: Nazi terrorist group planned mass murder of Muslims
wsws.org | 2020-02-27
German police arrested 12 right-wing extremists who were actively preparing mass murder against refugees, Muslims and political opponents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/27/nazi-f27.html

Putin's here, there & everywhere? Russian President says idea of using lookalike once floated
rt.com | 2020-02-27
For a long time, rumors persisted in Russia that Vladimir Putin was using a double or two. Now the Russian President has revealed the idea was once considered, but rejected. | The notion that the original Putin, who became Russian prime minister in 1999, is long dead is among the more popular conspiracy theories doing the rounds. Believers have come up with diagrams showing purported lookalikes of the Russian president, each alleged to have a specific purpose. | –ì–¥–µ –Ω–∞–Å–Ç–æ–è–â–&…
rt.com/russia/481793-putin-double-idea-considered/

MSM's insatiable anti-Sanders venom forces them to dig through archives & smear veteran American reporter (because Russia!)
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Mainstream outlets are so determined to derail Bernie Sanders' campaign, they've dug up a 2016 interview of his wife with RT's late host Ed Schultz

They dive from the sky & gun down panicked enemy: Russian special forces day celebrated with action-packed VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Russia's highly secretive Special Operations Forces, which get the most demanding and sensitive tasks and may go deep into enemy territory, are marking their professional day. Here is how the commandos look in action. | The SpecOp branch of the Russian military fields highly trained fighters, who know how to infiltrate behind enemy lines and wreak havoc with sabotage, organizing guerilla forces and other forms of clandestine action. | It was created over a decade ago as a distinct command, directly answering to the General Staff, but it only got a professional holiday in 2015. A video showcasing skills and equ…
rt.com/russia/481805-russian-special-operations-forces/

Erdogan: Three more Turkish soldiers martyred in Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday three more Turkish soldiers had been martyred in Syria's Idlib region, where Turkey's military is supporting the opposition against regime forces, but that developments there were turning in Ankara's favor."We have three martyrs, let them rest in peace. But on the other hand, the regime's losses are very big," Erdogan said in a speech. Including the latest three deaths, 21 members of the Turkish forces have been martyred in Idlib this month.
yenisafak.com/en/news/erdogan-three-more-turkish-soldiers-martyred-in-syrias-idlib-3512896

Situation in Syria's Idlib 'in favor of Turkey'
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
"The developments in Idlib are now in favor of Turkey," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during orientation day of first batch of Diplomacy Academy in his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party headquarter in Ankara.On Jan. 12, the parties to the conflict in Syria announced a cease-fire in response to a joint call by Turkey and Russia.Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN figures.Idlib, near Turkey's south…
yenisafak.com/en/news/situation-in-syrias-idlib-in-favor-of-turkey-3512902

UN dispatches humanitarian aid to war-stricken Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
The UN on Thursday dispatched 26 truckloads of humanitarian aid to the embattled northwestern Syrian province of Idlib.The trucks passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents in urban areas of Idlib, as well as the surrounding countryside, which have been subject to years of devastating attacks by the Assad regime and its allies, triggering a wave of some 1 million refugees.Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.Since then, hundreds of thousands…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-dispatches-humanitarian-aid-to-war-stricken-syria-3512889

Fire breaks out on Turkey's Imrali Island
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
A forest fire broke out on Thursday on the small Turkish island notorious for housing Abdullah Ocalan, head of the terrorist PKK, a group which has killed over 40,000 people.The fire broke out on Imrali Island in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, where Ocalan has been incarcerated since his capture in 1999."The fire is under control," Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkey's agriculture and forestry minister, told reporters, adding that the fire started in shrubs far from the prison.A helicopter, 20 water trucks, and two bulldozers were dispatched to the site this morning to fight the fire, Pakdemirli said.Speaking at Anadolu…
yenisafak.com/en/news/fire-breaks-out-on-turkeys-imrali-island-3512890

Turkish Airlines temporarily halts Nakhchivan flights
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
Turkish Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to Azerbaijan's autonomous Nakhchivan region, the company's chairman said Thursday.Turkey's national flag carrier continues flying to the Azerbaijani capital Baku and Ganja, the country's second-largest city, Ilker Ayci added.The airline disinfected more than 250 aircraft as part of measures to fight coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, he said.In the wake of a dozen deaths from coronavirus in neighboring Iran, service there has been suspended, along with flights to China, where the outbreak began.In China, the death toll from the outbreak has reached 2,746…
yenisafak.com/en/life/turkish-airlines-temporarily-halts-nakhchivan-flights-3512887

Turkish citizens returning from Iran to be quarantined
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
Turkish health minister on Thursday informed the Turkish citizens living in Iran about a 14-day compulsory quarantine period in case they want to return to Turkey.Fahrettin Koca's remarks came in eastern Agri province where he was investigating measures against novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 at the Gurbulak-Bazargan customs gate between Turkey and Iran.Koca urged the Turkish citizens currently living in Iran to refrain from going out especially without wearing a mask and said they also need to ventilate their home.He said the citizens should pay attention to personal hygiene, wash hands properly and avoid cl…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-citizens-returning-from-iran-to-be-quarantined-3512900

Turkey suspends registrations for Umrah pilgrimage
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
Turkey has suspended new registrations for Umrah after Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry into the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.The announcement came on Thursday from the country's top religious body, Diyanet."There is no change in the return dates of our Umrah pilgrims in Saudi Arabia," it said in a statement.Saudi Arabia earlier on Thursday suspended Umrah entry to all countries, local media reported.Diyanet, however, said the Kingdom is yet to make a statement on confirmed cases in the country.Saudi Arabia hosts the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Madinah.Umrah, or the lesser pilgrimage, can be…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-suspends-registrations-for-umrah-pilgrimage-3512891

'One-fifth of heart attacks occur before 50 in Turkey'
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
One-fifth of heart attacks occur before patients turn 50 in Turkey, a country with one of the youngest populations in Europe, according to a Turkish cardiologist."20% of heart attacks in Turkey occur before the age of 50, while the average age in European countries is 60-65," Dr. Ozlem Esen, a professor at Altinbas University's medical school in Istanbul, told Anadolu Agency.Esen said heart attack is in the first place among health problems in Turkey with a rate of 42%.Heart attacks were seen only in patients over 60 years of age 20 years ago, Esen said, adding that it can now be seen among those under the age of…
yenisafak.com/en/life/one-fifth-of-heart-attacks-occur-before-50-in-turkey-3512901

Turkish Red Crescent launches ambitious blood drive
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
Turkish Red Crescent launched an ambitious blood donation drive in the country this year in which it aims to collect 3 million units of blood."We aim to collect three million units of blood, which will meet the annual need for Turkey in 2020," said Huseyin Can, secretary general of Turkish Red Crescent."Across Turkey, Turkish Red Crescent has a national duty to deliver 9,000 units of blood to over 1,500 private and state hospitals every day," he added.He said the organization is trusted widely by donors.Can invited all citizens to participate in the drive, adding that men aged 18-65 can donate blood four times in…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-red-crescent-launches-ambitious-blood-drive-3512895

No EU country plans border checks now over coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
No European Union country currently has plans to reinstate border controls within the bloc's zone of free travel over the coronavirus outbreak, the executive European Commission said on Thursday.
yenisafak.com/en/world/no-eu-country-plans-border-checks-now-over-coronavirus-3512898

Two more people die from coronavirus in Italy
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
Two more people have died in Italy from coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease yet seen in Europe to 14, the Civil Protection agency said in a statement on Thursday.The agency chief, Angelo Borrelli, had earlier told reporters that officials were still seeking confirmation that coronavirus was responsible for the latest two deaths. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 528 from some 420 announced on Wednesday, the vast majority in northern Italy.
yenisafak.com/en/world/two-more-people-die-from-coronavirus-in-italy-3512892

Macron warns France that coronavirus epidemic is coming
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-27
President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said a coronavirus epidemic was inevitable in France as his government and others worldwide bolstered measures to fight the spread of infection.Macron visited a Paris hospital where a 60-year-old Frenchman this week became the second person to die from the coronavirus in France, and sought to reassure a medical profession angry over healthcare spending that it had his support."We have a crisis before us. An epidemic is on its way," Macron, dressed in a suit and without any protective gear, told a group of doctors.The coronavirus has infected more than 80,000 people and killed…
yenisafak.com/en/world/macron-warns-france-that-coronavirus-epidemic-is-coming-3512897

Turkey 'Will Do What is Necessary' if Syrians Don't Retreat to Designated Lines in Idlib – Official
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously warned that Ankara wouldn't take the "smallest step back" in Idlib and stated that Turkey is "not a guest in [the] region, but its master".
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202002271078419804-turkey-will-do-what-is-necessary-if-syrians-dont-retreat-to-designated-lines-in-idlib—official/

Erdogan Notes Fighting in Syria's Idlib Has Gone in Turkey's Favour
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
The newspaper Daily Sabah reported earlier today citing Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar that two Turkish soldiers had been killed in an airstrike in Syria's Idlib Province.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202002271078419337-three-turkish-soldiers-die-in-syrias-idlib—president-erdogan/

Macron Reportedly Warns of Coronavirus 'Epidemic' in France, Says It's Only the 'Beginning'
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
In February, France became the first European country to report a death from the novel coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city Wuhan. More than a dozen cases of infection have been confirmed in the country so far.
sputniknews.com/europe/202002271078419564-macron-reportedly-warns-of-coronavirus-epidemic-in-france-says-its-only-the-beginning-/

London Bosses Call for Broad Equivalence With EU Rules to Preserve Post-Brexit Market Access
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
Some Brexit opponents earlier warned that London might lose its role as one of the world's financial centres due to losing access to European markets. That wouldn't be the case if the UK and the EU decide to keep their financial regulations more or less along the same lines.
sputniknews.com/uk/202002271078419185-london-bosses-call-for-broad-equivalence-with-eu-rules-to-preserve-post-brexit-market-access/

Man Who Kissed Spanish TV Reporter on Air Convicted of Sexual Assault, Ordered to Pay Compensation
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
According to the court order, the man is not allowed to approach the victim, her home, or her workplace closer than 984 feet.
sputniknews.com/europe/202002271078417935-man-who-kissed-spanish-tv-reporter-on-air-convicted-of-sexual-assault-ordered-to-pay-compensation/

Supermodel Heidi Klum Posts an Intimate Image of Herself With Husband
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
The 46-year-old judge of the show America's Got Talent dated the star of German band Tokyo Hotel for 15 months, before the happy coupled tied the knot at a private ceremony, held on a yacht in Italy.
sputniknews.com/viral/202002271078418659-supermodel-heidi-klum-posts-an-intimate-image-of-herself-with-husband/

The UK sets out its stall for post-Brexit EU trade talks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-27
Boris Johnson will reveal his aims for a trade deal with the European Union ahead of talks on 2 March which are likely to expose deep divisions between the two sides.The mandate for the talks published by the government on 27 February will stress Johnson's priorities of ensuring the "political and economic independence" of the UK from the EU starting on 1 January 2021.It will reject the EU's calls for the UK to remain closely aligned with Brussels' rules and standards to ensure a "level playing field" for competition.Instead, it will call for a Canada-style free trade agreement without the kind of conditions soug…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/27/the-uk-sets-out-its-stall-for-post-brexit-eu-trade-talks/

Turkey: Tens of thousands attend HDP congress
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-27
Middle East Alex BainbridgeIssue 1255 Turkey Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) AnkaraFebruary 27, 2020More than 20,000 people attended the fourth congress of the left-wing People's Demo…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-tens-thousands-attend-hdp-congress

Russiagate: The Toxic Gift That Keeps on Giving
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-26
All smears are boomerang smears. That is why anyone worth a damn does not engage in it. That goes for the Russia-Gaters, the left/right smears on Gabbard, the years of left/right smears on Assange, the attacks on the Green Party and now the Russia narrative attacks on Sanders. Falling into line with the secret police…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/26/russiagate-the-toxic-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/

Podcast: Abby Martin Resists Anti-BDS Laws & The Israeli Lobby
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-26
Abby Martin discusses her lawsuit against the state of Georgia over it's anti-BDS law, the Israeli government's heavy hand in pushing anti-free speech laws, the pro-Israel Democratic candidates and…
mintpressnews.com/mintcast-abby-martin-anti-bds-lawsuit-israel-lobby/265220/

Turkey's Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-26
Ankara's statements about an imminent military operation in Syria and the Turkish authorities' request for Washington to supply them with U.S.-made Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems are just Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's manoeuvres to leverage against Russia that his …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-request-u-s-patriot-missiles-pressure-russia-syria-not-work/5704787

Turkey's War on Syria: Erdogan Sponsored Terrorists Cut Drinking Water off Al-Hasakah, Two Million People Affected, an Explicit War Crime
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-26
Terrorists loyal to Erdogan along with Turkish Army forces cut the drinking water off more than 2 million people in the city of Hasakah and its suburbs yesterday. | The terrorists infested the Alouk Water Station, the main source for drinking …
globalresearch.ca/erdogan-forces-cut-drinking-water-off-al-hasakah-explicit-war-crime/5704811

EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-26
European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported. …
imemc.org/article/eu-representative-deplores-israeli-army-actions-in-gaza/

Even Wall Street Plutocrats Can't Burn Bernie
Jeffrey D. Sachs | commondreams.org | 2020-02-26
This disdain is both telling and absurd. In Europe, Sanders would be a mainstream social democrat. (Photo: Angel Zayas/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-02-26_at_1.34.55_pm.png
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Right wing violence in Germany is met by determined resistance
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-26
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Anti-Russian Xenophobia Reaches Ridiculous Levels
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-26
Following his resounding defeat in Nevada in the Democratic Party Caucus, Joe Biden blamed the Russians, telling CBS News that the "Russians don't want me to be the nominee, they like Bernie." The intelligence communities a few days earlier accused Russia of favoring Bernie Sanders and Donald J. Trump. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic Party…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/26/anti-russian-xenophobia-reaches-ridiculous-levels/

The Pentagon's New Map: How to Know if America Is Your Enemy
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-26
If your country is friendly toward Russia, China, or Iran, then today's American Government is probably applying subversion, economic sanctions, or maybe even planning a coup, or (if none of those will succeed) probably is war-gaming now for a possible …
globalresearch.ca/know-america-your-enemy/5704774

As Coronavirus Hits Italy, Hand Sanitizer Rises to €30 per Bottle on Amazon
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-26
As is the case with most natural disasters, the Coronavirus has triggered price gouging on basic items like hand sanitizer and face masks.
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-price-gouging-hand-sanitizer-amazon/265258/

UN study projects $32 billion loss for UK post no-deal Brexit
news.un.org | 2020-02-26
The United Kingdom (UK) risks losing up to 14 per cent of its exports to the European Union (EU) in a so-called "no-deal" Brexit, according to a new study by the UN Conference on Trade, Investment and Development (UNCTAD).
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1058131

'Taking a Page From His Dictator Friends Around the World': Sanders Hits Trump Over NYT Libel Lawsuit
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-26
The 2020 Democratic frontrunner said the president is "trying to dismantle the right to a free press in the First Amendment by suing the New York Times for publishing an opinion column about his dangerous relationship with Russia." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_iowa_trump_impeachment_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/26/taking-page-his-dictator-friends-around-world-sanders-hits-trump-over-nyt-libel?cd-origin=rss

The Russiagate Racket targets the Bernie Sanders surge
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-25
With a familiar playbook of evidence-free, anonymously sourced red-baiting, the forces behind Russiagate try to stop Bernie Sanders' primary success….
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/24/the-russiagate-racket-targets-the-bernie-sanders-surge/

We need to give voice to 'We the Peoples', says UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-02-25
For an Organization that is seen as all too ready to give advice, the United Nations welcomed a major role reversal on Tuesday: young people from all over the world were gathered in Switzerland to voice their concerns, outline their vision for a better future, and give Secretary-General António Guterres their advice on steering the world body through todays' turbulent waters.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1058061

The Failed Russiagate Playbook Can't Stop Bernie Sanders
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2020-02-25
The Failed Russiagate Playbook Can't Stop Bernie Sanders…
thenation.com/article/politics/bernie-sanders-russiagate/

Trump says Russian interference 'highly exaggerated', blames Adam Schiff for leaking report
rt.com | 2020-02-25
President Donald Trump has called reports that Russia is interfering with the 2020 election "highly exaggerated," and blamed the rumor on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. | The specter of 'Russian interference' raised its head again last week, when the Washington Post ran an article claiming the Kremlin is interfering in the upcoming presidential election on behalf of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, with the ultimate goal of getting Trump re-elected. The story provided no specifics on what form the supposed interference took, but claimed that Sanders and Trump had both been briefed on the thr…
rt.com/usa/481645-trump-schiff-sanders-russia/

UK warned it faces 'tough road ahead' as red lines drawn ahead of trade talks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-25
Britain has been warned it faces a "tough road ahead" in post-Brexit trade talks as European ministers gather in Brussels to prepare to sign off on their red lines. | The EU General Affairs Council is meeting to approve the bloc's mandate for negotiations with the UK

How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-24
In the last of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates how cooperation with Turkey is helping Iran resist pressure to leave Syria.
mintpressnews.com/subtle-turkey-iran-entente-secure-presence-syria/265138/

At least they'll have an off switch: Pentagon adopts 'AI Ethical Principles' for its killer robots
rt.com | 2020-02-24
As the United States looks to develop artificial intelligence weapons to keep up with Russia and China, the Pentagon has adopted a set of guidelines that it says will keep its killer androids under human control. | The Department of Defense adopted a set of "Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence" on Monday, following the recommendations by the Defense Innovation Board last October. | "AI technology will change much about the battlefield of the future, but nothing will change America's steadfast commitment to responsible and lawful behavior," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement. | Also on…
rt.com/usa/481586-pentagon-ai-robots-ethics/

Russiagate 3.0 drowns out Trump's reckless escalation of US-Russia nuclear arms race
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-23
Amid new fear-mongering about "Russian interference," former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter on Trump's overlooked, reckless escalation of the US-Russia…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/23/russiagate-2-0-drowns-out-trumps-reckless-escalation-of-us-russia-nuclear-arms-race/

How Bernie Sanders Will Destroy the Deep State if He Becomes President
Eric Zuesse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-22
Joe Lauria at Consortium News headlined on February 21st, "Apparent US Intel Meddling in US Election With 'Report' Russia is Aiding Sanders", and he noted that, If the story is true and if intelligence agencies are truly committed to protecting U.S. citizens, the Sanders campaign would have been quietly informed and shown evidence to back …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/how-bernie-sanders-will-destroy-the-deep-state-if-he-becomes-president/

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-20
Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive

SPLC Statement on the Far-Right Shooting in Hanau, Germany
splcenter.org | 2020-02-20
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/20/splc-statement-far-right-shooting-hanau-germany

Forget Brexit, Rebellion is the Verb!
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2020-02-19
While I essentially agree with Patrick Cockburn's article in the Independent "Sinn Fein's Election Victory is Ireland's Brexit Moment". I would like to make a distinction against its use of Brexit as a new verb for political upset and rebellion. Rebellion is a perfectly clear and uncontaminated verb! As Patrick points out, Ireland's surprise surge Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/forget-brexit-rebelion-is-the-verb/

DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-17
The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director’s Role in Russiagate

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