At 70yo with the Power of Invisibility

Well I am blessed to be able to sit and write this little ditty as a few of my mates have not been so lucky and left the stage.

Over my life I have not stayed inside any bubble for any great length of time in my work life therefor my social experiences have been as expansive yet as my son grew up my “street wise” credentials have expanded even further. That’s not a reflection on him its a reflection on our parental interest never failed him and like all kids he had to make his own way and I think we gave him that freedom. He was not in our bubble but knew where home was to clarify the point.

The reason I started on this is I am so thankful that I was introduced to what the younger set were thinking, and being a baby boomer we thought we knew the ropes and I /we discovered their were different ropes. Times change and we the old farts have to adjust.

Yes ADJUST, learn and let go and learn again.

Many of my age played the too old or don’t want to card and expected the world to feel sorry or adjust to them, be it business practices, technology, travel even basic shopping they played the victim card not realising it was their choice in the majority of cases so as time progressed that victim card turned into well get onboard and stop the poor me shit.

Personally I’m a self taught bloke, very fortunate to be involved in the biggest technology shift in the world at the leading edge. Thanks to PMG, Telecom Australia , Telstra i was involved in watching learning and partaking in changing the nations communication systems from open wire to fibre.

That knowledge sits with me today as vivid as it was when it happened as it was just exciting to be part and to grasp the knowledge so you could progress to the next level, be it physically and professionally.

I watched my initial trade Boilermaking progress in equipment, techniques but the 4 pound hammer is still a basic requirement. I left for my good and my family’s future taking a massive wage cut to gain security. The punt worked in so many ways I no regrets.

Then it was the Retail phase where we went into the family business, and lived out of the till. My/our decisions, and that was a necessary step we felt at the time. A great experience I don’t regret but it was a tough teacher.

Throw in cab driving, fruit and vegetable at the markets, car detailing, football coaching semi professional, leaves me I feel with reasonable credentials to in my older phase to look where we are, and where I fit.

It seems the older you get the more invisible you are to the busy or self indulged.

Self indulgement was a blessing we never claimed in my set but it was part of the elite lifestyle we never aspired to join for the fear of loosing real friends. Many tried and never has the breeding, and realised it was a inbred thing as it still is today.

Back to our secret power of invisibility we can talk at gatherings and be ignored, stand in line at the shop and people talk past you, say hello or make eye contact and people turn their head, offer advice and help from actual experience to absolute Fuckwitts and be looked at like a dog turd.

Such is life as older human who should be parked up out of sight out of mind.

No I’m not bitter I’m amazed and question myself strongly if I was that discourteous to my elders.. I question that daily. I often disagreed as I did question, but never ignored out of respect.

We old farts are guilty of our own destiny too as many especially in retirement cannot let go of their past and try to remain in roles of importance after retirement, not to the benefit of the organisation but for self importance and relativity.

All good but comes a time for the good of that organisation you have to stand aside a become a mere mortal.

An autocrats nightmare I know but that attitude does nothing for the elder reputation overall, and dare I suggest successive planning.

What a stupid idea is that… “look at me, I’m a senior citizen and there no-one to take my place”, without thinking its you job in reality to find and train people to do your job for the good of the organisation you represent.

Ego won’t allow that too many.

Yes it happens and happening in your bubble. Just look.

Well I’ve calmed down a bit, taken by blood pressure and I’m good to go. So what about the present me?

After being in positions of captain and presidents of football and golf clubs and being active in a playing only capacity for about 5 years I had to stop because of oxygen, or lack of.

Asbestos is not you friend so of late I’ve been asked if I want to help with the golf club Pennants side and I will do the job as I always have in a business like perspective. Results are a priority then comes the social aspect as it costs the club business to compete even though the players are amateur.

All of my “volunteer” roles have been based on the same princiopal which some find it hard to comprehend. That’s my business brain at work and it has cost me friends as they can’t grasp business outside the kitchen table wanna be professionals who have never moved outside their bubble, but know the power point presentations by heart.

Sister too has moved back into the workforce and I admire anyone regardless of age steps into the unknown and challenges themselves outside their bubble.

Pop that bubble and you will see life outside, but be prepared for some push back from those who have taken you for granted, or scared to move outside theirs, directly and indirectly, and be prepared to be challenged. You have no status other than your clipboard even though you may have a title bestowed.

It’s a test of your Basic skills not the ones you may have acquired in your former career.

In closing for now I was pleasantly surprised when a young person asked me if they could contact me for advice in a new role , so my superpower of invisibility is penatratable to some who actually want to converse to another human in a most unfashionable way face to face. Let’s see if that eventuates..

Bye for now, and if I’m still up i’ll be back oxygen permitting..

We’re Holding our Breath.

Well it happened ,cost millions, but it was a point that needed to be made.

The Orange Man Cowardly run away to the relief of any more illiterate waffling of a spoilt child loosing his favourite daily toy for that day given to him by his mummy to keep him quiet.

The new king has taken the castle and cleaning out the cupboard but probably nothing will change much other than the noise level.

Priority one is saving the population from basic extinction from the covid which didn’t seem to be important until now.

Politics was all important than any silly pandemic tearing the world apart and his supporters who followed him, followed his lies and innuendo blindly while all the time he was manipulating them into thinking they were helping the country rid of the evil he himself lives.

A rather psychopath skill used by Hitler and other despots that America will take years to wake up. That’s a challenge for the new king and probably the next.

The media both sides cannot go unchallenged. With real journalism being treated as toxic because it doesn’t fit the government narrative and agree it, is branded as enemy of the state. Toxic bias from both sides spewing the opinion shows pretending to be real journalism with hosts some with do not pass the IQ level of a head lice.

And sadder, people believe them because they too are fed by a monopolies with self interest first. Red ,Blue , no difference within America and that’s how things got out of hand. People lost the ability to think for themselves and that’s exactly what the media moguls want. Group think, setting up their own gestapo groups driving around with flags on Utes similar to the ISIS terrorists armed to the hilt.

What does that project to the rest of the world?

Patriotic image they think, downright facist activity viewed by the world, but that word facist is beyond the understanding of the uneducated participants. The average American links communism with socialism or socialistic initiatives like health care, and other things helping the less fortunate. Again uneducated and ill informed based on scare dividing cultures that know nothing about anything outside their state sometimes neighbourhood. Yep keep feeding them bullshit and show them a flag and they will hand their kids over to the warlords and get a flag back if your lucky and if they come back broken its not your countries concern its you local government to look after them.

Unless of course if they need props for a national event and then they call on all that national pride till after the parade has passed.

Sound familiar? It happens here in Australia and our governments of all breeds have failed them as well but not to the same scale as the Americans because of our health system they think is socialistic.

Ideology again reins over social responsibility.

Well that about enough of this waffle for today but as a observer I cannot go without saying how refreshing it was to see a full as possible press core at the first new kings presser and the freedom of the responses and questioning with respect both ways was my highlight above over all the pomp and ceremony..

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Can History set America’s Course?

SO, who’s sick and tired of American self destruction?

Turn on any electrical appliance and its a wonder someone is not giving you a opinion via you kettle or coffee machine … yet

They’ve run out of platforms to waffle to each other, behaved like spoilt children, each and every one playing the victim.

Its pretty easy for an outsider to understand over the last 4 years a Once a worldly conversant, broad thinking, leader of the free world …. In their eyes only I might add, been dumbed down to an internal pox heap of red or blue, all while they are loosing one person every 6 minutes with Covid and really not caring or in denial.

Im not going to bore you all shitless with my opinion as like bum holes we all have one, so what will happen will happen, civil unrest, war with the relatives, self destruction what ever, some feel its their destiny, some playing there victim card and others have no idea but will follow the masses to just conform.

The end result will be the same, history repeats, its not until a nation is total on its knees will the population realise they’ve been conned. Rome, Germany, Italy, even Russia all had to hit the floor, millions dead, infrastructures destroyed and none of the population would recognise it until the big hit came.

All of those nations were icons of their time, indication of forthcoming demise was obvious but not acted on and its history, but the main thread is failed leaderships who once were worshipped.

Change of President will not do much unless wholesale changes are made in equality in both human rights and economic rights and that won’t happen in America as they are the most uneducated population in social infrastructure, actually third world in places which is a disgrace, but where money is god, and in fact god is money the racial divide without social conscious will hamstring any chance of America ever reestablishing itself on the world stage.

Greed is Good and that’s they’re poison they take daily and rewarded accordingly.

Austa La Vista and good night America.

I hope America proves me so wrong, ITS they’re challenge.

2020 ….. Yeah….. No

Language and Concept Warning

Not the best I can remember but I won’t bore you with all the obvious disasters like fires, floods, viruses and the like, because if I believed in the educated I’m supposed to be dead.

We you fucked that one up so far anyway but the lungs are getting a little tattered but I’m still giving the wife the shits so I’m all good, and she’s still growling and assuming so I’m a goer.

Now let’s look at the world.

America has confirmed they are the biggest dickheads on the planet with covid management but thats ok they have their personal rights and that does not include social responsibility so its all about the individual and those rights are the backbone of their society and will be their death by self infliction.

Yep the mask is not a political test it’s a IQ test.
About says it all on mindset.

Trump a total fuckwit and as the days go on it’s only exposing what the rest of the world knew days after his inauguration, and it was like a child denying they were caught with their hand in the jar and the grandparents making excuses for it so it didn’t get a flogging was the national denial.

Case closed.

It really boils down to the entire culture is based on a military mindset as that way it makes it simple to divided the troops by having good guys and bad guys and feeding the uneducated on both sides into following some sort of fairy dream of what America is supposed to be, meanwhile the rich just manipulate both sides in their capitalistic way feeding them cake.

Yep, got it

Mark my words now , they will be stepping over bodies in the main streets by mid year, the system will collapse and possible civil unrest will explode encouraged by the Trump army. The stage is set months ago the bomb ticking.

Big Guns, Little Dicks, and smaller brains

Meanwhile China and Russia are laughing and stoking the fires and until America elects a younger FEMALE PRESIDENT some sense of normality will resume however I see trouble as their as big guns, little dicks and interbreeding is across their society not allowing any form on intellectual capital to get traction.

Enough of America, home here is in kayos with a PM with the intellectual capacity of road kill and followed by a legion of zombies in blue ties.

Federal ICAC ?

Lies and corruption are rampant as the born to rule class supported by the Murdock Press is trashing democracy as the numb nut punters just don’t care. Fertile ground for racists facist policy unbeknown until it’s too late.

Im convinced education and common logic don’t grow in the same garden.

And yes a FEMALE PM is required to restore some sense of balance needed to steer our country into life after covid. Testosterone has had its day and oestrogen is required world wide and that proven fact where they are elected to high office.

I think the public is asking the question right now.

Locally our little society is getting older but closer due to covid. Bullshit prevails and honest talking and respect keeps us in tact.

Well its time I went to the shop to get the bread for the sausage sizzle at tonight’s New Years eve party next door, of which we we will be in bed before the time but wine will prevail keeping the local industry well supported, discussions will be had, and 2021 will arrive without our help and we are blessed we are still here thanks to our strong FEMALE Premier Anastasia P and I hope we will be still here keeping the virus out of Queensland .

AND I won’t talk about the English as again until the Fuckwitts realise personal discipline is the only thing that will beat covid they to will be4 stepping over bodies in the streets.

Well it was a shit of a year so I was not going out not calling it as I see it …

Wealth over Health… ?

That’s the question isn’t it ?

The question the corporate sector and its supporters are is driving knowing full well that not all people are able to access hospitals, doctors or any medical treatment.

Not in this country I hear you say, well all can say is get off your arse and look what’s happening in your highly populated areas, look at the food barns, charity shops, and I know from hard experience that lady or man you see in a shopping centre or public that looks reasonably presented may well be living on the street or park somewhere.

I’ve witnessed it in my time at delivering clothes, sanitary products or whatever people donate to the less fortunate.

And No I don’t expect the “ entitled” supporters to even think that occurs in their bubble, it’s all about “them” look at me I’m loosing money, poor me, I’ll employ a lobbyist or mouthpiece look for self pity, and yes mental health and suicidal issues happen in the lower demographic and there are more of the but not as entitled.

They don’t count.

For a moment let me take you to the once leader of the free world and with a kill rate of over 250k plus the ones they never make the data sheet and the grand tactic of bullying with the $$buck and tactical trade tariffs is working and the strategy of using money is a total disaster externally as the likes of China , Iran and whoever just don’t care but it’s ripping apart the American people as they are paying through the nose for stuff the need to survive while the suppliers just look for other clients and gradually set up their own manufacturing factories to eventually starve America of its export.

Money is irrelevant to the likes of China and others as its people and economy will thrive after a little short term shortages.

The capitalist system is in decline across the world as people realise you can’t eat money and as countries are plunged into this debt mentality someone will wake up and well it’s time to put our people, our biggest asset to the front and so what, if we reset our economy with our people a priority we’ll rise and flourish.

Let them eat money and choke, and that what is happening as people will realise that you and your family are just as important if not more than that conglomerate where you are a expendable throw away when it suits.

Covid has bought these issues to the fore, people must think is loosing my parents or children worth someone else’s wealth gain, or will we look at controlling the stream until a vaccine or preventative measures can protect or will we be collateral damage, cattle in the crush, so the wealthy can make a buck and give you the crumbs of which you should be thankful ?

To many this idea of being a socialist is some kind of demonology where the government You elect is accountable to the people not the corporate parasites in blue ties and suits. Yes they are getting their slings, to keep them in office on both sides of the political divide but I believe this Covid has made us question the establishment and we all should look to appointing genuine leaders who look to the little man and women, the battler, the street kid, the police officer, ambo, nurse, truckie, health worker, as without them your corporate blue tie is nothing more than a arse wipe when theirs nothing left to manipulate with your stash.

Oh yes, to those who see division is a political weapon, history has a lesson for you ask Hitler, Mussolini, Gaddafi, of which were evil yet their policies appear in forms in so called freedom right wing nationalist associations.. be aware and don’t get you news from social media, trust real journalists not the talking heads of toxicity.

Our Queensland Times Masthead Disgraced and Disrespected under Murdock

Since 1982 I have supported the QT well before I moved in in 83. I have seen some truly great journalism, and watched many rise through the ranks to apply their trade here and in other outlets.

And yes we’ve seen some imposters blow in, one in particular but overall we were blessed with professionals delivering our copy to a outstanding standard.

Me, I put my 2bobs worth in via Letters and provided some banter to keep some in fits and others in anger management, but it kept the local political players thinking that someone was watching outside the media.

Sadly once APN was annexed by Murdock it was inevitable the toxicity would eventually eat the once strong respected masthead and try to Trojan horse on its history.

Well it’s failed, failed in Trumps in fact and that’s no reflection on who has been spared to cover what remains of so called “local News” They have to survive and my heart feels for them genuinely as they knew what we had and now defending the indefensible must be exhausting.

I won’t give oxygen to the product they produce now but it’s not local journalism, it’s a moving mush of mediocrity to be kind, and having it appear and presented under the Queensland Times Masthead is a total disservice to the history and journalistic forefathers of such a great entity.

Murdock has mongrelised journalism with toxic bias and is no longer a newspaper but a bias blue tie newsletter and it’s classification as a “News” outlet must be challenged in a court along with it monopolies that have been allowed to develop in the name of democracy, or we will be no better that a state under propaganda as was Germany.

Yes I’ve signed Rudd’s petition but and so should you if you care, but things will not change unless Morrison and his thugs are gone as Murdock is being paid by us taxpayers to keep him in office and to me that’s no better than any fascist state trick used by dictatorships who have crushed unfavourable media across the world.

Unfortunate History We Have to Watch.

It’s like watching a train crash knowing the people on it are going to die.

Such is America today.

We are seeing two old men possible geriatric who should be on nursing homes fighting each other’s ideology’s for a chance to pick over a dying carcass that cannot be revived until it reaches flat bottom.

Only when it reaches bottom will the entire nation realise “Shit we may all have to work at this together to get out of this “ a philosophy usually used after a war, a national tragedy, that requires nation building.

I know I’m dreaming, it ant going to happen. This America version we have now is a pack of self centred wanna be individual capitalists who would crawl over their grandparents dead bodies to make a buck or be successful. Empathy or ethics is not a requirement to achieve that goal but the lack of them justifies the goal at all costs.

It’s the American dream , wealth and fortune will always prevail over truth and justice, and that’s not racists it’s applies to all citizens and accepted as part of life….Until some section of the society burrs up and then it will be regarded as enemy of the state, regardless of which Marfia is in government at the time.

I used to despair watching Fox ,CNN, and others until I realised to accept these divisions only adds to the problem and does nothing for the nation other than increases the ratings along with the hate factor.

Dumb as Dog Shit in Australian terms along with the fanatics they the media create. The oldest trick in the book is splitting the nation, used by despots like Hitler, Mussolini, Starlin in propaganda blitzes to convert a nation to dictatorships. That’s fact and it’s happening as we speak in America now.

They say democracy is a great vehicle to gain power because after your in power it’s easy to get off and then follow self interest of survival and ideology.

If you can’t see that happening in America right now your brain dead, but I suppose with a population of 5% still believing the earth is flat, the entire population of Australia count in Australia illiterate or to the equivalent of not passing primary school you can’t expect lateral thinking at any level let alone critical thinking.

The national policy of keep them dumb and feed the bullshit and tell them it’s cake is alive and well.

Let’s keep it simple..

A nation that willingly sacrifices their youth in was that only makes the wealthiest wealthy for a flag and sympathy for a month, what sort of a nation tolerates that without question says a lot for the National IQ.

I can hear the cries now, you don’t know our culture, or our constitution, and I probably know as much or more than joe citizen without having to be told by some politician, and by the way how many countries has America forced its influence upon them without any regard to its citizens?

Getting back to the Geriatric Giants struggling to stay relevant, one struggling to fight off the ageing process that might be able to be hid if office is won the other with a literary level of a schoolchild, a typical little rich boy with no empathy or moral boundaries and a pathological liar which qualities fit exactly into the all American persona of success, artfully disguised as man of the street for the masses.

What a fucking choice!!!!

They will pick one flunky, the result will only change the trajectory of the crash, Trump will not accept any result other the his so regardless the choices are a nation that the rest of the world will abandon until the realisation that since he,Trump, has taken office the world is making its own arrangements without America, it’s capitalism threats and influence will kill its rural sectors and manufacturing so it will be selling to itself…. DER Donald and China doesn’t care about your infantile tariffs it’s source elsewhere or make it themselves.

Now Biden,,, well civil war begs and total breakdown of civil authorities. Wars within states, within communities, races, religions, encouraged by Trump in fact probably sponsored.

Even if Biden is elected the divide will not be addressed unless it becomes a total land slide and even if that happens their constitutional arrangements can manipulate the people’s will via bias courts or lawmakers, making democracy a joke by giving way to political puppets of corrupt capitalists.

It would be totally ignorant and self indulgent if I did not say Australia is not going down the same track about 3 years behind but suffering the same symptoms under the Morrison government. Every time Trump farts Morrison takes deep breaths and spills the bile here.

Our phoney PM is nothing more than a used car salesmen, full of slogans and motherhood statements without substance.

A buy a car with a free bumper bar, about sums up his leadership skills.

And our Opposition, not clear on how they know how cut the mustard trying to walk the middle ground or find the middle ground, that is if the middle ground is where the party wants to position itself for some sort of traction.

In both countries Murdock Press is the toxic cancer to any form of democracy, and until that cancer is defeated true democracy will never prevail. Until we have journalism that hold every politician to account regardless of ideology we will never be more than pawns of the loudest voice, which makes it easy for the ignorant and ill informed, conspiracies and all. Those splits suits the empowered and takes the heat off the incompetence in responsible government.

It’s all a game and you are the sucker, if YOU choose.

Sad but quite foreseeable unfortunately, as we sit back and watch those trains get closer in America and it’s a test if the points are changed on Australia’s tracks.

A Unconventional Observation

One can’t avoid the unabridged extravagance of the political party’s in America in a time where their people are dying in thousands daily, millions out of work, typhoons devastating parts of the nation, and racial civil unrest at boiling point, and all the leaders focus is on showing who is winning the TV ratings.

The rationality of county and people first is non existent, it’s politics first, and having god on there side.

Apparently good people ?

America has and probably will always have the ethos of the The End always justifies the Means” be it politics, or the great American dream and its celebrated, selectively ignoring who or what was collateral damage getting to the top, and woe behold anybody who reminds or remembers those who have been unfortunate enough to be road kill on that journey to greatness.

To an outsider, an Australian, one who has a social conscience helps me draw comparisons between cultures with sometimes stark.

My country is no way pristine perfect, in fact it has dark history never spoken about, denied and obnoxious by those who choose to project or history as a colonial masterpiece.

Sound familiar? America had the same colonial founding, genocided their indigenous races, and destroyed any evidence of that holocaust,in fact celebrated it, and continued to do so. Australia exactly the same.

Now seeing the similarities of those who celebrate and profit, to those who choose to repair and build is remarkably the way the political parties philosophy’s line up in both nations.

All of the contenders espouse to be “The People’s Party” but that definition is absolute bullshit when you look at who sponsors the puppets they put in leather.

You all know what comes next so I won’t bore you with my left leaning opinions on political donations corrupting our governments on a daily basis, and why that influence must be diluted if a democracy is to be truly experienced by and for the people they “espouse” their party’s represent.

There is no doubt the world will go into a capitalist lead depression after the COVID-19 repercussion OR governments can adopt a people based economy where citizens well-being are put before the corporate monopoly’s.

If the latter is a option the corporate neoliberals will open the coffers with a onslaught of propaganda of tales of socialism, lawlessness, scare tactics similar to the present spin taking place in the lead up American election as we speak.

We cannot leave out the conspiracy sector that caters for the blissfully ignorant. Fuelled by boogie man stories many have not grown up from their bedtime stories as it’s often fits their IQ of batshit crazy.

Yes, media love their stupidity as it gives them a cheap headline and surprise , surprise the majority of it printed in the Murdock press.

I won’t start there today either as the less oxygen they get the better we all are

Trump Armorers making ready

In closing Trump has just finished his acceptance speech and to me without dissecting every word he said, the set he is standing on, the tone of the moment reminds me of a call to arms I’ve seen under the early Hitler movement. Bias no, recognising history could be repeating …. guilty ..

The Dog is Off, Sabbatical Over.

Since my local newspaper got the chop for Murdock I’ve had a bit of a rest from writing as I was a contributor to opinion writing in Letters to Editor and other little tasks to prompt thought outside the main stream media.

That break also give me time to rethink my sources of news and the way to get bio the meat of a story without the bullshit, hence I have moved away from TV and gone directly to radio, a once critical part of my upbringing.

Radio National ABC , along with my internet sources complete my morning intake locally and world wide give some a broad news without the need for personality opinion disguised as news.

My first issue of distain is the way our government is handling this #China syndrome of scare.

One of our biggest traders , clients China is vital to our industry especially our agriculture and food chains and the fact that America is having issues done not mean we have to play lap dog, even though our PM is mimicking every move #Trump does to appease.

Its obvious #Morrison is not a lateral thinker and playing bum boy to power is the way he has got the top job even though he won the election he never wanted to win is obviously agonising on having to use a socialistic principals to keep the nation afloat during the pandemic, actions that are at odds with is radical right wingers who see capitalism must survive at all costs, again mirroring Trump.

You will also notice his ability to play the leader of the national cabinet when decisions are made then send in his snipers to attack those decisions. A gutless act from a man who run away from responsibility in the bush fires, attacked premiers in the early stages of the pandemic for implementing safety measures to protect and play the political states game of blame, right down to the incompetence in the age care areas.

A leader he is not, a shady used car salesmen is more to his calling, and when it comes to accountability he hides under a rock along with his stooges, who under the Westminster Government rules should stand aside at least until incompetence or corruption is disproved.

Not under Morrison who regard it badge of honour, a right to use your public office to increase personal wealth directly or indirectly.

So will the Opposition do a better job?

Coming out of this pandemic will be a tough job regardless and we as a nation will need compassion as depending on the outcome in America will set the course for at what rate that recovery will take.

Its obvious now that Europe, China and Asia have parked up and are in wait and the isolationist policy’s of Trump will be trigger for the block to let America drown in its own sewerage if stays on Trumps present agenda.

That leaves Australia, NZ., Japan, Indonesia, block possibly increasing trade opportunities and that not leaving China out either..

That will test any government in the wake of a possible depression.

Anyway that decision is in the hands of the American people come November as it has the voice to stay in track and have a head on with itself, or take a side track before collision and run out of rail.

What a choice, delusional old men trying to stay relevant regardless of which party you vote or not.

Sadly until some vision from the younger Americans is given a chance America will not avoid a calamity that emulates Hiroshima and Nagasaki without the bomb, on a larger scale all self inflicted.

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