the bleaching continues … ugh


 This is a repost.

why? because it’s 2018 and a picture of sammy sosa was in the news and while the practice of lightening skin is as old as passing for white. Who doesn’t wonder how safe it is and what mental place takes a person to do such a thing.

It was the year 2015, and yet another article about skin whitener is in the news! given the 2014 articles on Lupita Nyong’o mentioning Dencia in her 2/27/2014 speech regarding her dark skin and how our society has … on numerous occasion been cruel enough to consider skin whitening and to hate being black it’s important to keep updating this post. Thing is dencia didn’t see it for the ugly practice that most see it, but as free advertising and used the opportunity to admonish Lupita,  calling her a slave while claiming not to know her.

Bleaching In 2014: African Singer Dencia Blasted For Pushing Skin Lightening Cream, “Whitenicious”

 

So, here we are again ..  I don’t have to say reports are or tabloids said, though some of the 207+ that had to comment felt that filters were used and the pigment change could be temporary. Well, my question is why do this to begin with.  I can’t lie , I was hoping this was just a fad, but MadameNoire.com has a couple of articles about skin whitening recounting sales being up by 1000%, then up pops out an article by Thelma who says she is light to begin with and because she does a lot of different kinds of shoots her coloring looks different ~~ the internet blew up! sure it looks different

According to the World Health Organization, about 77 percent of Nigerian women regularly use skin lightening products, and with famous people who should know better pushing such foolishness, I can see why the numbers might be so high. Do what you want to yourself, but don’t peddle that s**t to your people and try to pretend like it’s solely for cleaning up dark spots here and there when people’s body parts are turning a completely different color (see below). Photos from MadameNoire

It’s 2014, when will we stop with this?

 

 

…After…Whitenicious.com

Whitenicious.com

Whitenicious.com  Check out Dencia in action above

 

O’khaz said that while she is naturally lighter skinned, she is not Casper-white as we see in the picture. She also emphatically denies ever bleaching her skin. Instead, she says that the ghostly white image making its way around the Internet is photo-shopped.

“I take a lot of pictures for different purposes, some for movie posters. And this one is for a movie so when its out I’ll let u know,’ she writes.

O’khaz, who has appeared in dozens of Nollywood films including Costly Mistakes, White Hunters and Return of the White Hunters (the latter two are available for free streaming), couldn’t go into much detail about the yet to be titled film for which the photos were taken. However, O’khaz can be seen in the upcoming films projects: Street Money: Occultic Sister and 89 Years in Bondage, which are due out next month. Also a much more natural skin toned O’khaz can be seen in her new video for the song, “I Like the Way,” which from her debut album Ready For You.

I see this practice as self-hate… what say you? ~~ Nativegrl77

Resource: the internet

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Where Congress Stands On the Posse Comitatus Act


On Oct. 25, 2005, the House of Representatives and Senate enacted a joint resolution (H. CON. RES. 274) clarifying Congress’ stance on the effect of the Posse Comitatus Act on the use of the military on U.S. soil. In part, the resolution states “by its express terms, the Posse Comitatus Act is not a complete barrier to the use of the Armed Forces for a range of domestic purposes, including law enforcement functions, when the use of the Armed Forces is authorized by Act of Congress or the President determines that the use of the Armed Forces is required to fulfill the President’s obligations under the Constitution to respond promptly in time of war, insurrection, or other serious emergency.”

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the senate Nov 13th – CONGRESS – 2018 the house


Wrap Up for November 29, 2018

Wrap Up for November 28, 2018

Wrap Up for November 27, 2018

Wrap Up for November 26, 2018

Wrap Up for November 15, 2018

November 14, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 14, 2018
November 13, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

House Activity November 14. 2018
Last Floor Action:
5:27:52 P.M. -The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 15, 2018.

12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:30 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Jason Smith, Deputy Parliamentarian, Washington, DC.
12:01:19 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Ros-Lehtinen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:12:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:46:47 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 14.
3:47:06 P.M. H. Res. 1142 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1142 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018.”
3:48:47 P.M. H. Res. 1142 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1142.
4:45:03 P.M. H. Res. 1142 The previous question was ordered without objection.
5:09:21 P.M. H. Res. 1142 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 201 – 187 (Roll no. 418).
5:09:23 P.M. H. Res. 1142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:09:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules on H.R. 6666 on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:09:25 P.M. H.R. 6666 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6666 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion.”
5:09:47 P.M. H.R. 6666 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:09:54 P.M. H.R. 6666 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:27:30 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:27:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:52 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 15, 2018.

House Activity 11/13/2018

2:00:02 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:18 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:38 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:53 P.M.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:59 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:17 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:56 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:45 P.M. today.
3:46:31 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
3:48:04 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:48:17 P.M.
H.R. 2740
Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2740 — “To posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl in recognition of his acts of valor during World War II.”
3:48:36 P.M. H.R. 2740
Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:48:44 P.M. H.R. 2740
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2740.
3:54:17 P.M. H.R. 2740
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:39 P.M. H.R. 2740
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:00 P.M. H.R. 4033
Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4033 — “To reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992.”
3:56:05 P.M. H.R. 4033Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:56:07 P.M. H.R. 4033 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4033.
4:04:05 P.M. H.R. 4033On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:07 P.M. H.R. 4033Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:11 P.M. H.R. 5787Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5787 — “To amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System that were produced by digital mapping of such units, and for other purposes.”
4:04:46 P.M. H.R. 5787Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:47 P.M. H.R. 5787
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5787.
4:13:48 P.M. H.R. 5787
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Lamborn objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
4:14:46 P.M. H.R. 5636 Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5636 — “To designate additions to the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes.”
4:14:54 P.M. H.R. 5636Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:14:55 P.M. H.R. 5636DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5636.
4:19:30 P.M. H.R. 5636 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:32 P.M. H.R. 5636 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:56 P.M. H.R. 6064Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6064 — “To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge.”
4:20:26 P.M. H.R. 6064Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:20:33 P.M. H.R. 6064 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6064.

4:24:45 P.M. H.R. 6064At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:25:37 P.M. S. 440Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 440 — “To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.”
4:26:01 P.M. S. 440 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:26:06 P.M. S. 440 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 440.
4:30:00 P.M. S. 440
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:30:15 P.M. S. 440
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:30:19 P.M.
S. 2074Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2074 — “To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes.”
4:30:55 P.M. S. 2074Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:04 P.M. S. 2074DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2074.
4:32:38 P.M. S. 2074On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:58 P.M. S. 2074 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:00 P.M. H.R. 6146 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6146 — “To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for other purposes.”
4:33:29 P.M. H.R. 6146 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:33:36 P.M. H.R. 6146 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6146.
4:35:47 P.M. H.R. 6146 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:36:01 P.M. H.R. 6146 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:36:20 P.M. H.R. 2615 Mr. Gosar moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:36:28 P.M. H.R. 2615 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 2615.
4:40:13 P.M. H.R. 2615 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:40:23 P.M. H.R. 5706Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5706 — “To establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i, and for other purposes.”
4:40:35 P.M. H.R. 5706 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:40:36 P.M. H.R. 5706DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5706.

4:48:25 P.M. H.R. 5706 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:48:38 P.M. H.R. 5706Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:40 P.M. H.R. 6666 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6666 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion.”
4:49:07 P.M. H.R. 6666Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:49:19 P.M. H.R. 6666DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6666.
4:53:14 P.M. H.R. 6666At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gosar objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
4:54:00 P.M. H.R. 6651
Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6651 — “To extend certain authorities relating to United Sates efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally, and for other purposes.”
4:54:19 P.M. H.R. 6651Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:24 P.M. H.R. 6651DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6651.
5:21:45 P.M. H.R. 6651On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:22:04 P.M. H.R. 6651Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:11 P.M. H.R. 6651The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:22:45 P.M. H. Res. 1055Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1055 — “To affirm strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia.”
5:23:14 P.M. H. Res. 1055
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:23:21 P.M. H. Res. 1055
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1055.
5:36:35 P.M. H. Res. 1055
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:20 P.M. H. Res. 1055 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:37:23 P.M. H. Res. 1052 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1052 — “Affirming United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization.”
5:37:48 P.M. H. Res. 1052
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:37:53 P.M. H. Res. 1052
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1052.
5:45:51 P.M. H. Res. 105On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:10 P.M. H. Res. 1052Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:46:14 P.M. H.R. 6018Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6018 — “To establish an interagency program to assist countries in the Sahel, Maghreb, and adjacent regions of Africa to improve immediate and long-term capabilities to counter terrorist threats, and for other purposes.”
5:46:50 P.M. H.R. 6018Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:58 P.M. H.R. 6018DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6018.
5:58:23 P.M. H.R. 6018
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:58:30 P.M. H.R. 6018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:40 P.M. H.R. 6018
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:58:50 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:19 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
6:30:31 P.M.Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1142.
6:31:22 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:54 P.M. H.R. 6064Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6064 — “To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge.”
6:58:50 P.M. H.R. 6064On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 385 – 4, 2 Present (Roll no. 416).
6:58:51 P.M. H.R. 6064Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:39 P.M.The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from Mr. Robert Brehm and Mr. Todd Valentine, Co-Executive Directors, New York State Board of Elections, indicating that, at the Special Election held November 6, 2018, the Honorable Joseph D. Morelle was elected Representative to Congress for the 25th Congressional District, State of New York.
7:01:31 P.M.The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a scanned copy of a letter received from the Honorable Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma, indicating that, at the Special Election held November 6, 2018, the Honorable Kevin Hern was elected Representative to Congress for the 1st Congressional District, State of Oklahoma.
7:02:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from Mr. Jonathan Marks, Commissioner, Bureau Commissions, Election and Legislation, Department of State, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, indicating that, at the Special Election held November 6, 2018, the Honorable Mary Gay Scanlon was elected Representative to Congress for the 7th Congressional District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
7:03:55 P.M.ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-elects Joseph D. Morelle, Kevin Hern, and Mary Gay Scanlon, presented themselves in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
7:16:59 P.M.ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from New York, the gentleman from Oklahoma, and the gentlewoman from Pennsylvania, the whole number of the House is 431.
7:17:00 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment on H.R. 2615, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:26:01 P.M. H.R. 2615 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 – 1 (Roll no. 417).
7:26:03 P.M. H.R. 2615 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:27:04 P.M. H.R. 3359 Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
7:28:04 P.M. H.R. 3359 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
7:29:04 P.M. H.R. 3359Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:30:39 P.M. H. Res. 1138Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:31:09 P.M. H. Res. 1138 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 1138 — “Condemning the anti-Semitic attack on the building housing three congregations, Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, and offering condolences to and expressing support for their families, friends, and community.”
7:31:17 P.M. H. Res. 1138 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, to make a technical correction to the resolution.
7:31:26 P.M. H. Res. 1138 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to without objection.
7:31:41 P.M. H. Res. 1138 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, to make technical corrections to the preamble.
7:31:43 P.M. H. Res. 1138 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to without objection.
7:31:50 P.M. H. Res. 1138On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:31:55 P.M. H. Res. 1138 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:32:45 P.M.Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent that the order of the House of January 8, 2018, regarding Morning-Hour debate not apply on November 14, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
7:32:45 P.M.Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent that further proceedings on the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 5787, may be postponed through the legislative day of November 16, 2018, as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
7:33:04 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

7:45:27 P.M.Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:45:37 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:45:38 P.M.The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on November 14, 2018.

 

On this Day … Moby Dick Published


On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.

Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819 and as a young man spent time in the merchant marines, the U.S. Navy and on a whaling ship in the South Seas. In 1846, he published his first novel, Typee, a romantic adventure based on his experiences in Polynesia. The book was a success and a sequel, Omoo, was published in 1847. Three more novels followed, with mixed critical and commercial results. Melville’s sixth book, Moby-Dick, was first published in October 1851 in London, in three volumes titled The Whale, and then in the U.S. a month later. Melville had promised his publisher an adventure story similar to his popular earlier works, but instead, Moby-Dick was a tragic epic, influenced in part by Melville’s friend and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, neighbor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose novels include The Scarlet Letter.

After Moby-Dick‘s disappointing reception, Melville continued to produce novels, short stories (Bartleby) and poetry, but writing wasn’t paying the bills so in 1865 he returned to New York to work as a customs inspector, a job he held for 20 years.

Melville died in 1891, largely forgotten by the literary world. By the 1920s, scholars had rediscovered his work, particularly Moby-Dick, which would eventually become a staple of high school reading lists across the United States. Billy Budd, Melville’s final novel, was published in 1924, 33 years after his death.

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