The Con Artists of Climategate – by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown


GlobalWarming

Just like in the Wizard of Oz, the curtain was torn back and leading proponents of anthropogenic (people-caused) global warming have been caught lying.

Called Climategate, the scandal exposes the global warming shysters who are conning the public into a massive restructuring of the global economy, while attempting to silence any dissent. But don’t expect to see this in our mainstream media, because they are the spinsters who promote this manipulation of data and propaganda.

It all began when an anonymous person hacked into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit in England, releasing 61 megabytes of confidential files, including 1079 e-mails and 72 documents onto the Internet. These files are a wealth of information.

The most damning indictment of proponents of global warming hysteria is a long series of communications discussing how best to squeeze dissenting scientists out of the peer review process. The e-mails even included fantasies of violence against those who question anthropogenic global warming. These e-mails show disturbing patterns of “conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more,” says Australian Sun’s Andrew Bolt.

Man-made global warming hysteria has long been fueled by people using junk science, fear and hyperbole to support an agenda that they personally profit from. As they attempt to lead the world into a green revolution, these propagandists are hiding the truth that the average global temperature has fallen since 1998.

The leading profiteering propagandist is Al Gore. After losing the presidential election in 2000, Al Gore became the leader of the hysteria movement. However, this “Eco-Prophet” has hidden a few inconvenient truths of his own. He just happens to be involved with a venture capital firm that has invested approximately a billion dollars in green companies that stand to make a bundle if Cap-and-Trade becomes law.

Reports state that Gore’s net worth now stands at $100 million, when it was $2 million when he left politics. He’s laughing all the way to the bank.

Al Gore has a history of playing loose with the facts.

Recently on TV, while discussing geothermal energy, Al Gore made the outrageous claim that “the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees.” However, the actual temperature here on earth is between 5,000 and 9,000 degrees. This is a gaffe that if Sarah Palin had made, the media would ridicule as her stupid.

Speaking of hypocrisy, Al Gore is a living embodiment of it. As he lectures the world on energy use, and lobbies Congress to regulate productive American companies out of business, Gore consumes more than twenty times more energy than the average American, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. This doesn’t count the energy consumption of his jet.

Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” is full of instances where he plays loose with the facts. A 2007 British court ruled that Gore’s film has nine significant refutable errors. These are examples of Gore’s scare tactics to induce the public to take radical action (to his financial benefit).

Not only is Gore prone to hyperbole, hypocrisy and blatant distortions, he is also a bully. Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT wrote about scientists being “in the crosshairs” of Gore, who “tried to bully” them into changing “their views and supporting his climate alarmism.” Lindzen also refers to a failed Gore effort to “enlist Ted Koppel (then a TV host) in a witch hunt to discredit anti-alarmist scientists.”

When one side tries to shut another side out of the debate, it is typically because they feel their arguments won’t stand up to scrutiny.

These propagandists use various tactics. A favorite is to make people feel guilty if they don’t jump on the “green” bandwagon, and those who do are praised for helping the environment.

With the Copenhagen meetings just around the corner, expect to see “green” propaganda exponentially increasing. Open your eyes to these manipulators of data and people, who while acting like do-gooders, see great (green as in money) gain.

  • keithrage

    Lock him up, take away his awards, may you be shamed Al Gore for all your greed, lies and hypocracy.

  • davarino

    Yes I remember the violence that was encouraged against anyone that didnt believe in global warming. Oh, and we only have till this afternoon to start saving the planet or its too late and we melt. Heheheh its just to sweet to think that the left got suckered into backing such a lame horse that will ruin their credibility for decades. Oh wait a minute, let me bask in the warm sun hehehe. Ooooo I better put on my sun block cause you know what might happen.

    Barbie Boxer is wanting the email hackers to face charges. I reallly, really, really hope they step into that trap. Dont get me wrong, those guys deserve our gratitude for helping to save us from the green/commie take over of the planet, but taking them to trial will only give this issue more play in the media. So I will bet these guys will never see a court room because the media are not as stupid as Boxer. Her colleagues probably jumped her right after that press release and told her to shut up about “emailgate” hehehehe. Well one can only hope. If these guys are ever prosecuted they will receive plenty of support and hopefully wind up with more money then when they started and a ticker tape parade in New York hehehe.

    I know, its to early to count your chickens, but I am so excited I cant contain myself. Its just that we have had to put up with these self righteous do gooders preaching at us for so long while they consume more energy than Michael Moore does while orbiting the earth.

    Ah ha, I figured it out. Michael Moore has added more mass to the earth which is causing the gravitational pull to increase between the earth and the sun. This has caused the earth to move closer to the sun which is slightly increasing the sun's energy on the surface of the earth, thus increasing temperatures. But wait, the earth has been cooling, so I guess Michael has lost a little weight. But wait, have you seen Algore, he has been looking a little chubby. We might be in for another warming period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuanneWood Luanne Lehrer Wood

    More you won't see in the Lame Stream Media…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Rowan/1046312434 Chris Rowan

    There are so many alarming topics to read and write about, but Climategate is by far the most interesting to me. I have known that AGW was a sham ever since I first saw Carl Sagan's “Cosmos” in the late 80's. I practically worshipped Sagan at the time. I read many of his books and shared with him his wonder and awe of the universe. But the moment he mounted his AGW soapbox, I stopped believing in him and started questioning him instead, which is exactly what I should have done all along. Better late than never.

    Sagan was the first to propose that a runaway “Greenhouse Effect” may have been responsible for the high temperatures and crushing pressure on Venus, which is similar to Earth in mass, composition, and so forth. I think this is the genesis of the AGW myth. If it happened there, it can happen here.

    The rest, as they say, is history. The AGW alarmists had a good run, but it's over now. As is the case with all conspiracies, the Climate Change cabal finally disintegrated. “The truth will out” eventually. It always does.

    And not a moment too soon.

  • WFB2

    "The subversion of the peer review process is the only legitimate cause for concern offered by these documents."***Not the only one but a sufficient one. The peer revue process is an essential, long-standing process to help insure against flawed or bogus scientific claims. To intimidate reviewers with threats is inimical to the time-honored scientific method and rightly raises suspicions of the legitimacy of the work. "I want to see your TANGIBLE PROOF that numbers were made up for the express purpose of convincing the world that climate change is real, since that is what you are alleging."***Obviously you're a stranger to the scientific world. It's incumbent on the PROPONENT of the argument to supply the correct data, method(s) of analysis and verifiable proof of the claims made. Not the other way around. The fact that the AGW claims their original measurements have been "lost" is laughable. This is all about a POLITICAL Agenda not legitimate science.If you honestly believe the 'dailykos' is the repository of objective analyses you have the cognitive abilities of a 5 year old.

  • GJTryon

    The Sagan connexion is intriguing. “Cosmos” is notable for its quasi-mystical appeal to secularists. Is this the origin, perhaps, of the strange religiosity observable in so many of these Warmists?

  • danstorm

    Actually we do not know that a hacker took the emails. They might have been leaked.

  • spongekill

    I'm curious, has anyone actually read these emails? Can you quote the parts that offer irrefutable, concrete evidence that global warming is in fact a lie created by fraudulent data?

    I don't want to hear about the parts where it SOUNDS LIKE it could be, or where you think it's “safe to assume” that's what's being discussed. I want to see your TANGIBLE PROOF that numbers were made up for the express purpose of convincing the world that climate change is real, since that is what you are alleging. Otherwise this entire controversy is doing more harm to you by exposing you as impulsive sensationalists unwilling to examine all the circumstances of an issue before drawing a conclusion.

    The subversion of the peer review process is the only legitimate cause for concern offered by these documents. That, however, does not reflect on the accuracy of the researchers' work in any way, nor does it condemn the myriad other independent studies around the world that have all reached the same conclusion in support of climate change.

    Here is one important element of this whole thing that I'm sure you've chosen to ignore, or are unaware of: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/26/80

    If you honestly believe these leaked emails to be “the last word” in the climate change debate, you are either in denial or you have the cognitive abilites of a 5 year old.

  • USMCSniper

    Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, believes NASA manipulated temperature information to support its claim that the present decade is the warmest on record: “They don't want to admit the trend. It's cooling and they're trying not to say that…. When you talk about temperatures this decade and compare them to 1885, where were we measuring the temperature in 1885?”

    Despite the escalating controversy over climate change data since the British e-mail story broke 13 days ago, the major broadcast networks have not covered it on their morning or evening news shows according to Media Research Center, even with President Obama heading to a climate change summit in Copenhagen next week.

  • thinker1

    and American MSM should be printing these news on 1st page for next year or longer, so today's babies can see it – how governments conspired to fleece Americans and others.
    MSM rags are dying; if bailed out, they will became 100% WH's tubas….and use only red ink?

  • davorino

    Um concerning the hoax of global warming, I'm sorry we cant release those findings to you because they are confidential and we have copyrighted them. Besides we think you should just trust us on this…………..oh wait we just lost the data but it was there…………… I cant help it, I just started laughing and couldnt keep a straight face.

    I'm sorry what were you saying, I was looking for the TANGIBLE PROOF of global warming but I couldnt find it. It must be here some where. Where did I leave it……………….Heheheheh oh god this is to much fun

    Ok you got me, just because there wasnt a real peer review doesnt mean there was a hoax or that global warming isnt true, its just that……………….hahahahaha oh stop it, I almost peed myself hahahaha oh god I have to go but this has been fun hehehehehehehe

  • johndd

    I'm an active scuba diver….go down about 30 feet in any water, even in the caribbean, and it starts to get pretty cold. I also live near Phoenix….dig down into the sand a few feet and it's cold/cool no matter how hot the day. Point is, a lot more of the world is cold than is hot. Even the Sun can barely warm up the surface of the ocean. Al Gore should be thrown in jail…he and his lies have cost this country far more than Bernie Madoff.

  • olesandberg

    For an amusing satirical demolition of climate “sciente”, read “The Secret Life of Climate Researchers” at iowahak@typepad.com

  • bubba4

    Lol…FPM is fond of telling us what is in the e-mails and what it means, but not to keen on showing us where in the e-mails such things occur. So far a “trick” used by scientists to determine pre 1960 temperatures has already proven that all scientists everywhere working on this are all frauds…

    The simple fact is, there is not a wealth of knowledge in these e-mails…it's a lot of boring data and correspondence between policy wonks in the UN and some institutues. I don't understand the gravitation towards reading these e-mails as conclusively showing that “global warming” is a hoax. You don't need this to believe that nothing is happening to the earth or our environment and most of you didn't anyway.

    The idea that Gore is a greedy scaremonger is just laughable. To think that Gore is a fraud who wakes up everyday figuring out new ways to lie about the environment, you would have to be a bit of a fraud yourself, or an FPM writer who lies about Gore for money.

    “Man-made global warming hysteria has long been fueled by people using junk science, fear and hyperbole to support an agenda that they personally profit from.”

    Again, that is retarded and insulting to scientists all over the world doing thankless work for almost nothing…trying to help clean up our environment and keep us healthy. I would love to see one of you assholes explain to a scientists who spent the last twenty years pulling ice cores and studying the melting ice caps that because someone told you an e-mail somewhere exposed global warming as a hoax, his observations are invalid and he should stop trying to dupe you for money.

  • waynelogue

    The kool-aid sure tastes good, don't it bubba?

    I guess you don't read much media outside of NYTimes and/or DailyKos. For if you did, you would know that media outlets all over the world are disgusted by the lies of the policy makers that are hyping AGW.

    I guess you also never read the data from the British court that proclaimed none of Algore's work can be used as a reference for AGW science in British schools because the data is so faulty.

    I guess you also don't know a damn thing about the makeup of the IGCC (the UN group charged with studying climate change and formulating policy) which is populated primarily with more political hacks than scientists.

    I guess this is all OK as long as the pink kool-aid tastes good to you.

    BTW, none of us has anything against any scientist who is faithfully following the scientific method in the pursuit of truth. But when a so-called scientist engages in intellectual dishonesty to shape data so that it fits his personal beliefs, that scientist deserves the scorn of the world, regardless of how many ice cores he may have drilled.

  • carloshine

    i feel thesame way! finally they've been exposed!

  • davarino

    Yawn, what was Bubba saying there? I was trying to find that data that proves global warming. It must be here some where.

    Ring ring…. hello NASA, can I have the data? I cant have it? Why not?

    Ring ring….hello CRU, can I have the data? What, you lost it? Hmmmm

    Ring ring….hello ice core driller dude, can I have the data? It melted …….snicker

    Dammit, us assholes would really really really like to see some data. Well I guess we will just have to take their word for it cause they have been doing it for the past 20 years, therefore they must know……….hehehehehe I cant take it anymore, that is just too funny.

    I was wandering when Bubba was going to chime in. Its no fun without him.

    Bubba, thanks for the heads up on Algore cause we thought he was just a greedy scaremonger, but we should have realized that government official/do gooders/know it alls, wouldnt be that way, just Republicans and especially Geoge Bush. Not that I am defending either, cause I know that its just possible that Republicans have flaws too, but you seem to think your people are beyond reproach.

    Oh by the way does global warming come in the form of snow, cause its snowing down here in Texas. When I say its snowing in Texas, I dont mean Dallas or Amarillo, but Houston. Houston, look at your map dude. Not that it proves anything but it should leave a big question mark in your head, along with all the other unanswered questions in your head.

  • inconvenient_commentor

    What is this? Inconvenient data conveniently hidden in support of inconvenient truth, conveniently enriching some failed politicians, now conveniently ignored by mainstream media?

  • traveller55

    I know when I'm being lied to, pal!

    It must be a shock to you green religious nutters, but the cat is out of the bag and you'd better get used to it!

    The hackers should be given a medal for exposing this shite!

  • therealend

    The new discipline in Climatology: Science-ish-ness. Not really science and involoves a lot of denial, rigging the deck, and derision of non-believers.

  • bubba4

    “Yawn, what was Bubba saying there? I was trying to find that data that proves global warming. It must be here some where.”

    What data are you looking for? Do you want to know if the overall temperature of the earth is rising? The earth getting hotter and hotter like some twilight zone episode isn't really the main problem. Which is why “climate change” is a better phrase. I was cold when I got out of bed this morning, but this isn't evidence that man is having zero adverse effect on the planet.

    “Ring ring….hello ice core driller dude, can I have the data? It melted …….snicker”

    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore.html

    Here's the thing moron…you have the internet and you can research your little heart out IF YOU WANTED TO. The above address is the first thing that came up on a Google search. But, you don't. You probably read several opinion rags though before you form your illustrious opinions.

    “I was wandering when Bubba was going to chime in. Its no fun without him.”

    I was wondering when you were going to shut up.

    “Bubba, thanks for the heads up on Algore cause we thought he was just a greedy scaremonger”

    Right…which is another thing you can check up on for yourself if you can avoid the rags. How much has Gore pulled down from scaring you? What does he do with his money? OMG…he has a big house…that means he's a fraud!

    “but we should have realized that government official/do gooders/know it alls, wouldnt be that way, just Republicans and especially Geoge Bush.”

    Who's “we”? Are you speaking for the other people on this board? If you want, you can go find out how much Bush and Cheney have personally gained from things like the war. That's no big secret.

    “Not that I am defending either, cause I know that its just possible that Republicans have flaws too, but you seem to think your people are beyond reproach.”

    “Your people”? You talk like a cultist. This isn't a game where you're suppose to scream “less filling” and “tastes great” back and forth.

    “Oh by the way does global warming come in the form of snow, cause its snowing down here in Texas.”

    Yes, this is why discussing an “overall” global temperature increase as the end-all, be-all of the problem doesn't help morons like you, but at least now I know what accent to give your posts when I read them.

  • bubba4

    “The kool-aid sure tastes good, don't it bubba?”

    I don't know…you tell me. You are the “us”…LOL

    “I guess you don't read much media outside of NYTimes and/or DailyKos. For if you did, you would know that media outlets all over the world are disgusted by the lies of the policy makers that are hyping AGW.”

    Um…what's AGW? What disgust are you talking about? I've been combing through “media outlets” all morning…do you have an example?

    “I guess you also never read the data from the British court that proclaimed none of Algore's work can be used as a reference for AGW science in British schools because the data is so faulty.”

    His “work” in this case is a “documentary” film…which often include the take and conclusions of the people making the film. I don't think Gore's film should be “taught” in class anyway…but I haven't seen it, so I can't really comment.

    “I guess you also don't know a damn thing about the makeup of the IGCC (the UN group charged with studying climate change and formulating policy) which is populated primarily with more political hacks than scientists.”

    Um..ok..you are making an assertion…I hear you.

    “I guess this is all OK as long as the pink kool-aid tastes good to you.”

    What's OK? Why don't you learn how to argue.

    “But when a so-called scientist engages in intellectual dishonesty to shape data so that it fits his personal beliefs, that scientist deserves the scorn of the world, regardless of how many ice cores he may have drilled.”

    Um….Then you should find someone that wants to argue the opposite and take it up with them.

  • leonious

    yOU ARE STUPID AS YOUR ARSE IS PROBABLE WIDE. aT 53 I'VE JUST ABOUT HAD IT UP TO MY EYEBALLS WITH RANK STUPIDITY MASQUERADING AS INTELLIGENCE.BLOW ME JUNIOR

  • leonious

    yOU MUST BE ONE OF THOS IDIOTS THQT IS TOO SELF CENTERED TO HAVE KIDS, GOT A gd DOG INSTEAD. dOES IT TAKE ROCK SALT IN YOUR ARSE TO CONVINCE YOU THE SIGN SAID no tresspassing/ unbelievable
    IN THE WORDS OF ONE OF THE SO CALLED SCIENTIST I'D LOVE TO BET THE CRAP OUT OF YOU L0F@#$%%1LOUD

    sINCE WHEN DID THE POLITICAL HACKS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS BECOME THE AVATARS OF ANYTHING BESIDES HATE. YOU ARE NAIEVe BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS. REMEMBER THE DEFINITION oF IS, CALL ME SENATOR GENERAL. HARRY WHERE DO WE NEED TO PUT THAT BRIDGE TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF OUR PROPERTY IN NEVADA. DO I REALY NEED TO GO THROUGH THE LITANY OF CORRUPTION. DODD AND OBAMA FILIBUSTERING REIGNING IN FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MACK JUST TO NAME A FEW LEST WE FORGET CLINTON AND BOB RUEBEN DOING IN GLASS STEAGAL AND HENRY GONZALES AND SHIT WITHOUT THE PEANUTS JIMMAH CARTER. RAISING FDIC TO 200,00 PER DEPOSITOR PRECIPITATING THE SAVINGS AND LOAN. CORRUPT TO THE CORE ALL YOU PROGRESSIVE PIECES OF HUMAN DEBRIS.

    ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE FORNICATIN LIARS. IT TAKES A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO COMPILE FALSE LYING ASS DATA.

    IT SURE AS HADES DOESN'T TAKE ONe TO FIGURE OUT WHEN SOUL-LESS Bastard GORE, HOLDREN, ET AL ARE PISSING DOWN ORDINARY PEOPLE'S BACKS WHILE TELLING THEM ITS RAINING.

    READ THIS UNEQUIVOCALLY. YOU ARE A FORNICATRING MORON IN THE CLASS YOUR ILK IN THE WODROW WILSON DAYS SOUGHT TO HAVE EUTANIZED.

    BUGGER OFF ARSEHOLE

  • jason_gray

    Scientists at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit have admitted that they threw away much of the raw temperature data used in their predictions of global warming. The result of that action is that other scientists will not be able to verify the CRU calculations that they say show a rise in the Earth's average temperature over the past 150 years.

  • jason_gray

    they threw away their raw data. none of their “evidence” is testable or repeatable. it is not science. scientific knowledge has to be falsifiable,
    it has to be able to be disproven.
    knowledge of the future is not falsifiable,
    therefore is not science.

    man made global warming is based on wild speculations about the future.

  • bubba4

    Just think…he can buy a gun with no waiting period or background check.

  • bubba4

    Since the CRU isn't the single repository of all climate knowledge, I'll think we'll be OK.

  • bubba4

    Gee, you would think at that ripe old age you would have figured out how to toggle the caps lock by now.

  • BRUCINKO

    “People caused”?

    We have lost the culture war if neo-marxist language constructs replace standard English on “conservative” web sites. I believe “man-caused” is the proper form.

  • spongekill

    I'll admit when I wrote that post I was not aware their alleged “loss” of their original data, which is ridiculous and inexcusable.

    That being said, you still have not offered proof that global warming is in fact a scam perpetrated by scientists worldwide. It is indeed laughable that they 'lost' their raw data, but it's also still completely possible that the calibrated data they do have is legitimate. This is a situation that should be judged after a thorough, impartial investigation into CRU's research, NOT by making grandiose conclusions based on headlines.

    As for peer review- the complaints they had with the dissenters was not that they were dissenting, but that the reports they used to do so were themselves not held up for peer review. They were discussing boycotting journals for publishing reports that were NOT properly reviewed, not because they “didn't agree.”

    I didn't (and wouldn't) point you to dailykos for analysis.. if you'd clicked on that link you would've learned it's a rarely mentioned interview with Michael Mann in which he clearly explains the actual meaning of the infamous “hide the decline” quote, among other things.

    On top of all this is the fact that there decades of research and thousands of studies that have all independently reached the same conclusions about climate change. East Anglia's data is not the only source of evidence.

  • spongekill

    I feel significantly stupider having tried to actually read that entire comment, but in response all I can say is learn to spell, turn off caps lock, and go do some fornicating yourself because clearly you are more in need of it than I.

  • spongekill

    Once again, CRU is not the only source of evidence for climate change, there are decades of research and thousands of studies that have lead to the conclusions being acted upon today. What is wild speculation is assuming all of this to be a vast conspiracy by Al Gore, based on the contents of emails from one from research center.

  • jason_gray

    i'm glad you mentioned that there are many sources of data and opinion on man made global warming. it reminded me of this:
    last year, more than 31,000 scientists — including 9,021 Ph.D.s — signed a petition sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine rejecting claims of human-caused global warming.

  • jason_gray

    i was also reminded of this:
    Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents.

  • jason_gray

    oh yeah! and this:
    Considering that man produces less than 2 percent of carbon dioxide in the earth's carbon cycle and for example Mount Pinatubo produced more atmospheric pollutants in one day of eruption than man has produced since the Industrial Revolution, it is naive to think that we can affect warming or cooling by simply reducing all coal fired plants and driving electric cars.

  • WFB2

    ” you still have not offered proof that global warming is in fact a scam perpetrated by scientists worldwide. It is indeed laughable that they 'lost' their raw data, but it's also still completely possible that the calibrated data they do have is legitimate. This is a situation that should be judged after a thorough, impartial investigation into CRU's research…”
    ***
    You still fail to understand the protocols of scientific work. It's not up to ME or anyone else to prove the NEGATIVE argument. Suppose I assert that it's pouring rain on the sun and then challenge/require you to prove me wrong? Ridiculous on its face. But then suppose you (needlessly) accept my challenge and ask to see the evidence for my assertion and I tell you “I lost it”. Absolutely ridiculous. IT'S UP TO THE PROPONENTS OF THE ARGUMENT TO PROVE IT. That's how science works: Honesty, integrity and valid data available for peer review and criticism. I have a PhD and worked as a research engineer for 30 years and published some of my work so I know how the system works.
    Give it up – you're just beating a dead political horse.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/12/understa

  • WFB2
  • leonious

    Sorry Pal,
    I lost one of
    my fingers serving our country while enduring another liberal. Namely,
    “What's left after you dig the peanuts outta Shit JIMMAH Carter. You
    are probable so ill educated you were not taught his Rose Garden
    Strategy .Remember the Iranian Hostage Crisis; HMMMMMM?

    Forgive my inability to tolerant your F@#$%*#@G ignorance.

    Who Loves Ya?

    Leonious

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