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Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' who caters to the President's every whim
DailyMail.uk ^ | 25th January 2009 | Sharon Churcher and Caroline Graham

Posted on 01/25/2009 10:37:02 PM PST by yankeedame

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My question (and it's a real and retorical one) How will/does the Secret Service handle this? Do you think there is going to be a sort of behind-the-scenes turf war over as to who is Obama's "real" bodyguard? Cause some how I don't see Mr. Reggie Love backing down when some SS guy says: "We're the boss here."
1 posted on 01/25/2009 10:37:03 PM PST by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

Apparently he doesn’t trust whitey to protect him.


2 posted on 01/25/2009 10:38:42 PM PST by libh8er
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Mr.T is still the toughest. Right on.


3 posted on 01/25/2009 10:40:12 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: yankeedame

They make a great couple.


5 posted on 01/25/2009 10:44:05 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: yankeedame

This is a joke right?


6 posted on 01/25/2009 10:46:01 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: yankeedame
It's weird.

Old White House: secure communications, President can't have personal e-mail.
BO: "I want my BlackBerry."

Old White House: professional kitchen staff prepares delicious meals.
BO: "I'm bringing my own personal chef."

Old White House: President settles in and works with members of Congress over legislation that will be signed into law.
BO: "I'll sign as many Executive Orders as I can as fast as I can."

Old White House: Secret Service protection for the President.
BO: "I have my own personal 'bodyman.'"

What this all tells me is that BO doesn't feel his occupation of the White House is legitimate and therefore he has to protect himself with all these other layers that bypass the regular and accountable processes.

7 posted on 01/25/2009 10:51:52 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Rome2000

i don’t think its a joke and I bet there has been some back room discussions about “the line of fire” if such an attempt was to happen by the Secret Service.

This is Obamas wine taster as he does not trust anything of the government and probably is cursing every minute of the day the hovering presence of the SS.

And this president knows about secret mikes, he must have someone to get his briefings from his handlers.

I shudder to think of Obama at Camp David.


8 posted on 01/25/2009 10:54:07 PM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: LucyT; STARWISE; Calpernia; FreeManN

Looks suspicious to me....He’s in charge of the blackberry....and does what the SS will not do.....like?


9 posted on 01/25/2009 10:54:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: yankeedame

Wow! Just what everyone hopes for in life.

A guy with a degree from a great university to have our toilet paper out and ready before we even know we have to go.


10 posted on 01/25/2009 10:58:10 PM PST by dianed
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To: Big_Monkey

Surrogate Franklin Marshall Davis.


11 posted on 01/25/2009 11:03:18 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: libh8er

“White male construction workers need not apply for any jobs.”

Seems like a real African-AMERICAN like Gov. David Paterson has transcended race and is blind and color blind. I sure wish Paterson was POTUS versus the half white Kenyan born illegal alien race huckster.


12 posted on 01/25/2009 11:06:54 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: yankeedame

i find the blackberry think interesting. since all WH comms are restricted perhaps this is a way ole barry gets around the email and IT restrictions, kind of like, no i dont have a blackberry but i know a man who does.

also what is stunning is here is a man telling everyone the 11 scariest words in the english language (hi, im from the govt and i am here to help.)* yet he doesnt trust it himself...

i guess its a case of do as i say not as i do.

* quote courtesy of ronald reagan


13 posted on 01/25/2009 11:07:11 PM PST by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: yankeedame

I believe the reporter screwed things up - as usual. I’m pretty sure this guy is NOT a bodyguard. By “bodyman” they mean the person that carries all the “stuff” for the president, gets him things, etc. (I don’t think he is the person telling him “and your meeting with his Holiness (that should be interesting!) is at 2:30 pm).

He IS a glorified butler, and all the presidents have had one. (Now I’m going to try to find the thread with a photo of former President Bush’s).


14 posted on 01/25/2009 11:10:01 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: thecodont

I agree. The Executive branch has been compromised. We’re in the beginning stages of a dictatorship. Problem is who runs Obama?


15 posted on 01/25/2009 11:16:51 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: yankeedame
"He will make sure the Oval Office kitchen is stocked with the President’s favourite energy snacks - including handmade milk chocolates from Fran’s Chocolates in Seattle, peanuts and raisins, roasted almonds and pistachios and chocolate roasted peanut bars."

Hmmm. I wonder if the press will make fun Barry if he ever chokes on a peanut.

"He always has a pack of the President’s favourite chewing gum - Dentyne Ice - and dispenses nicotine gum. (Mr Obama is a secret smoker with a penchant for Marlboro cigarettes but promised Michelle he would quit if he ran for the White House.) "

In other words, he's Barry's "Boy."

16 posted on 01/25/2009 11:17:06 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 21twelve; yankeedame
Here's an old article from 2004. I was wrong - he DOES keep the schedule (perhaps what the Blackberry is for?) I see the “Chief of Stuff” is not very original!:

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Marvin Nicholson has been indispensable to Sen. John Kerry, serving as the candidate's personal aide, or “body man” as the campaign calls him, since he decided to run for president in 2002.

“My business card reads: ‘Marvin Nicholson, Chief of Stuff,’ “ he said. “I make sure he's got everything from his briefing books to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”

The two met while Nicholson was working at a Massachusetts windsurfing gear shop. Over time, he became Kerry's golf caddie, then his driver and later his personal aide. Nicholson, 32, may be the only man on the campaign taller than the candidate.

He always has to be one step ahead of Kerry, ready with a pen when it's autograph time.

“My arsenal of pens,” Nicholson said, showing his fully stocked inside pocket jacket. “I like to be prepared for every possible signature scenario. Our mainstay would have to be the Sharpie.”

Bush's Body Man

Blake Gottesman has served as George W. Bush's “body man” since 2000. On the trail, he's known as the “two-minute man.” When Blake puts a speech on the podium, it's a sign that the president is about to arrive.

An interview with Gottesman was denied by the Bush campaign.

The personal aide is the keeper of the schedule. He tells the candidate when it's time to move on.

Tim McBride was a personal aide to the former President Bush.

“We developed over time a little schtick for breaking up meetings that were going too long,” said McBride. “It often involved a raised eyebrow or a cough, but the secret weapon was to walk in and say, ‘Mr. President, the Secret Service has blocked the street. The motorcade is waiting to go,’ and that would usually evoke a reaction, ‘We've got to go.’ “

Clinton's Body Man
Kris Engskov was President Clinton's “body man” for three years.

“The way I describe it to people was: no life, no dates, no sleep and no money,” he said. “They trust you; they expect you to be there for them at all times. At the end of the day, you're the only person who may not have an agenda other than to take care of them. Toward the end of our time, I feel like we were like an old married couple. We could go though an entire day and not say two words to each other and anticipate every other move.”

It is the psychological support that may be most important.

“At the end of the night, we'll be in the room, we'll maybe rent a movie, have a burger and have a beer,” said Nicholson. “The way that the schedule is now, [Kerry's] day is so jam-packed with event after event after press, that it's time for him to forget about all that stuff, and we just hang out.”

17 posted on 01/25/2009 11:19:31 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: yankeedame

“......and immaculately dressed.....”

Is he clean like Biden wants?

If he’s such a smart dresser, then why didn’t he shine his shoes?


18 posted on 01/25/2009 11:31:14 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: yankeedame

That’s his hanky panky guy for late night trysts in the oval office.


19 posted on 01/25/2009 11:35:17 PM PST by mojitojoe (THAT SILLY LITTLE WIMP IS NOT MY PRESIDENT NOT EVER)
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To: thecodont

It also tells me he wants some of his dealings to be very private. He cannot be trusted and I can’t stress how strongly I feel about that. He can earn my trust and respect but he is off to a piss poor start.


20 posted on 01/25/2009 11:37:05 PM PST by mojitojoe (THAT SILLY LITTLE WIMP IS NOT MY PRESIDENT NOT EVER)
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To: BIGLOOK

I agree. The Executive branch has been compromised. We’re in the beginning stages of a dictatorship. Problem is who runs Obama?

Start with Soros and the list is endless.


21 posted on 01/25/2009 11:38:34 PM PST by mojitojoe (THAT SILLY LITTLE WIMP IS NOT MY PRESIDENT NOT EVER)
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To: mojitojoe; thecodont
It's probably all on his unauthorized personal Blackberry.

Прощайте, товарищ.
22 posted on 01/25/2009 11:45:36 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: puffer

Re: what they call him (Love) -

“bodymen tended to be regarded as glorified butlers...”

Glorified butler my eye!

He’s more like a modern day slave to “O” - who is his master! Love comes on call!


23 posted on 01/26/2009 12:06:37 AM PST by Anita1 ( "Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last." Luke 13:30)
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To: Calpernia; Fred Nerks; null and void; pissant; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; MeekOneGOP; ...
Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff'

Pinging, just because.

24 posted on 01/26/2009 12:21:10 AM PST by LucyT
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To: yankeedame

Obama’s boy toy.


25 posted on 01/26/2009 12:27:04 AM PST by chemicalman (This space for rent.)
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To: LucyT; Frantzie
Image and video hosting by TinyPic ...;0)
26 posted on 01/26/2009 12:43:49 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: LucyT; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
o/~ On the down low, nobody needs to know... ~\o


27 posted on 01/26/2009 1:00:10 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (This fiasco brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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To: chemicalman
Obama’s boy toy.

GMTA.

28 posted on 01/26/2009 1:11:41 AM PST by LucyT
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To: yankeedame

The new “Larry Sinclair.”


29 posted on 01/26/2009 4:01:31 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: yankeedame

30 posted on 01/26/2009 4:27:48 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: thecodont

He has a personal chef? Did someone in the WH lose a job for the personal chef or are we paying another salary?


31 posted on 01/26/2009 4:30:27 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: yankeedame
You mean this Reggie Love?: http://gawker.com/tag/reggie-love/?i=393526&t=obamas-body-man-violated
32 posted on 01/26/2009 4:34:08 AM PST by libertarian27 (Never has so many been owed so much by so few)
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To: yankeedame
This is news to me.
33 posted on 01/26/2009 4:53:39 AM PST by PghBaldy (Obama showing off his crotch: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=550_1210277599)
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To: PghBaldy

Somehow, my quote about the Prez-to-be’s beautiful girlfriends didn’t appear.


34 posted on 01/26/2009 4:59:57 AM PST by PghBaldy (Obama showing off his crotch: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=550_1210277599)
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To: thecodont
The personal protection role has long been assumed by the highly-trained bodyguards of the Secret Service but, ever since Washington, every President has employed a trusted personal aide who caters for his every whim.

No, they all have one.
35 posted on 01/26/2009 5:50:07 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: yankeedame

Read the damn article people! This is a tradition for presidents since Washington.


36 posted on 01/26/2009 5:50:42 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: yankeedame
My question (and it's a real and retorical one) How will/does the Secret Service handle this? Do you think there is going to be a sort of behind-the-scenes turf war over as to who is Obama's "real" bodyguard? Cause some how I don't see Mr. Reggie Love backing down when some SS guy says: "We're the boss here."

I somehow do not think this long nice article with bring a smile to the Rahm. I had the impression until reading this that Rahm was in charge.

37 posted on 01/26/2009 6:04:53 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: yankeedame

The rumnors on this guy are endless, everything from confidant to homo lover, we mnay never know the reat truth.


38 posted on 01/26/2009 6:10:56 AM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: yankeedame
Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' who caters to the President's every whim

I thought it was going to be an article about McCain.

39 posted on 01/26/2009 6:15:15 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rodguy911

You are right with the rumors, we can’t even find out who B. Hussein O. is.


40 posted on 01/26/2009 6:36:49 AM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: LucyT

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/27/america/27reggie.php?page=1

On the trail, one aide looms over Obama

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http://dukeblueplanet.com/blog.asp?bid=17&pid=203

On the Campaign Trail with Reggie Love

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http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2007/nov/15/health/chi-body_man_thursnov15

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Obama’s ‘body man’ on his game
Ex-Duke athlete and ‘good people person’ Reggie Love helps keep senatorfit, fed and hydrated on trail

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41 posted on 01/26/2009 6:37:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Bizarro ....

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/27958790/

Then, rather than accepting a lucrative offer from Goldman Sachs, he took a gamble and elected to take a job paying under $30,000 per year in the mailroom of freshman Senator Barack Obama.

A year later, Obama selected Love as his personal aide. Saying that Love is “like a little brother to me,” Obama and Love were rarely apart during the 21-month campaign that ended with Obama being elected President of the United States.


42 posted on 01/26/2009 6:52:46 AM PST by maggief
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I’ll try to find the link to the article that said he was bringing his own personal chef to the White House.


43 posted on 01/26/2009 7:29:17 AM PST by thecodont
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To: hoosiermama

He makes blackberry pies?

/tease


44 posted on 01/26/2009 7:39:40 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

mmmm
Think I throw one in the oven myself...


45 posted on 01/26/2009 7:43:31 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: yankeedame
Preserved Killick - None So Pretty
46 posted on 01/26/2009 7:47:32 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Embrace what is wrong.)
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To: BIGLOOK
>>>Problem is who runs Obama?


Nadhmi Auchi. Born in 1937. He is an Iraqi born British-resident and Britain's 22nd wealthiest individual.

Nadhmi Auchi co-conspired with fellow Baathist Saddam Hussein in 1959 to assassinate then Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim. Rezko and Obama are both financially connected to him.

MSNBC reports that Nadhmi Auchi had helped Orascom (which owns Djezzy GSM), owned by Onsi Sawiris, gain a contract to set-up mobile phone networks in post-Saddam's Iraq.

As per Orascom's annual report, page 65, Huawei Technologies is listed as a subsidiary of Orascom.

NATO code-named Huawei network's “Tiger Song”.

The Huawei network was used to shoot down allied aircraft flying patrol over the Iraqi skies.

The network was installed in violation of an U.N. embargo. Worse still, the air defense network was paid for by the corrupt oil-for-food program which sent cash to Huawei that was intended to feed starving Iraqi children.

So why would Barack Hussein Obama know anything about a "Tiger Song"?

The Times Online UK reported in February 2008:

Excerpt:

Court papers describe Mr Rezko as a close friend of Mr Auchi, although Mr Auchi disputes this. The two are involved in a large Chicago land development together. But it is unclear how long the two men have known each other or whether they were linked before the 2003 Iraq war. Neither side would discuss their relationship.

The Times has, however, discovered state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent money to Mr Obama’s fundraiser in May 2005.

Fintrade’s directors include Ibtisam Auchi, the name of Mr Auchi’s wife.

Mark Ndesandjo is the son of Barack Obama’s late father and his third wife. He has/runs/works with an internet-based company, Worldnexus Ltd. It has provided corporate communications and website design to Chinese firms seeking customers in English-speaking markets, of which the United States is the biggest.

There is a little bit of a 'plant site' up now called worldnexus.info. But, back in the day, the actually website, rather a whole web community, was world-nexus.com. World-nexus.com even use to point to worldnexus.info (share an address).

The main site is down now, still in net archives; but it wasn't just a site, it was a portal to an underground tunnel (in not tech speak) of an entire extranet community. This was the pit for the net denizens, hackers, the people that really owned net traffick. From this portal/main splash, you could find your way through to anything from free source codes for site building to hard core porn, called porn-nexus. Everything was out in the open. You could pick up tools to spy on your kids computer activities, you could spy on other countries.

Orascom funded them. They called it funding for 'English Language Net tools' or something. It was for building English Language spy sites, like WebOffice and Electionmall, just as an example. They are the ones that made all the pretty little gadgets and gizmos that go on websites in point and click fashion that inserted Browser Cams and backdoors into websites.

Huawei, which has been named a security threat by CFIUS, NATO, Rand, et al, stole the line access codes and copied their own brand of nice, cheap CISCO routers.

They have been releasd globally. They are called CISCO Nexus or 3Com-Huawei-H3C Nexus.

47 posted on 01/26/2009 7:52:27 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: 21twelve

Bodyguards do not dial phones. A Bodyman is a butler. A lot of rappers and athletes like to be seen with them because their use denotes wealth and power.


48 posted on 01/26/2009 7:52:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: thecodont

There are two things here that you’re missing: First of all, as far as I was aware, Presidents weren’t restricted from actually having personal email, there were just so many rules and regulations about disclosure of the contents of a personal email account that until now, they decided it just wasn’t worth the hassle. Second of all, Obama still has Secret Service protection, and most every President has had a ‘bodyman’, it’s just not something that registered in the public eye.

In any case, the whole executive orders thing still bothers me...


49 posted on 01/26/2009 7:52:50 AM PST by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: yankeedame

He has no earpiece I can see. He doesn’t count as protection. He’s a personal assistant. Obama’s ego is too big to be carried alone.


50 posted on 01/26/2009 7:53:21 AM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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