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Obama’s Disquieting Heroic Fantasies
Commentarymagazine.com ^ | September 26, 2011 | Peter Wehner

Posted on 09/27/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT by ransomnote

At a speech before the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend, President Obama told the crowd, “I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain.” He also told the CBC to “take off your bedroom slippers” and “put on your marching shoes.” And he scolded them to “stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”

I have written before about Obama’s deep, almost desperate, need to portray himself as the opposite of what he is, to conceive of himself in a way that is at odds with reality. We have seen it in all sorts of areas, including claiming himself to be a voice of civility, portraying himself as a champion of bi-partisanship, lecturing others about profligate spending, and saying he is the only responsible “adult” in Washington. Now we see this habit in a new arena – this time, the president as Obama the Stoic, a man so committed to “pressing on” for the cause of social justice he just doesn’t have time to feel sorry for himself. Indeed, he has now decided to sermonize to others not to complain, not to grumble, and to “stop crying.”

This is akin to John Edwards hosting a weekend seminar on the importance of marital fidelity.

If there has been a president in my lifetime who has felt more sorry for himself – who has laid the blame for his failures on more people (George W. Bush, the Congressional GOP, the Tea Party, conservative talk radio hosts, millionaires and billionaires) and more things (ATMs, Japanese tsunamis, the Arab Spring, Fox News, Wall Street, et cetera) – I can’t think of who that might be. As the wheels on the Obama presidency come off, as his record of ineptness becomes more indisputable, Obama is becoming more intemperate, more aggrieved... SNIP

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1 posted on 09/27/2011 11:18:15 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

“I don’t have time to complain.”

LOL! All he ever DOES is complain. Our whiner-in-chief.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 11:21:53 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: ransomnote
"“I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain.”

---the words of the all-time champion Bitcher-in-Chief, Barack Obama.

This was just stunning. You have to wonder if he was somehow lecturing himself.

3 posted on 09/27/2011 11:23:21 AM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: ransomnote

do people still use bedroom slippers? I have heard of house shoes but do you need slippers just for use in the bedroom? Is their floor that sticky, dirty?

I understand in Japan they have shoes for the house and shoes specifically for the bathroom.

but bedroom slippers.... I dunno


4 posted on 09/27/2011 11:23:45 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ransomnote
What we are seeing is a president attempt to create, almost out of whole cloth, his own character, his own narrative, his own truth. That might work in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel; it works less well in an American presidential campaign.

Uh, it seemed to work just fine for this assclown. BamBam's entire freakin' LIFE has been created "out of whole cloth" and foisted on this country.

And speaking of fantasy, it takes some pretty fantastical gonads to sermonize to people who are out of work, out of investments, out of homes, etc. while your wife sports $50K baubles on her wrist, gratis.

POS.

5 posted on 09/27/2011 11:26:15 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: GeronL

We do. Our floors are cold here in Massachusetts during the winter. Early in the morning, it’s quite chilly in the house.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 11:27:38 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL

I think house shoes and bedroom slippers are essentially the same thing. It depends on what’s said in your neck of the woods. Kind of like soda or pop.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: ransomnote

“Obama’s Disquieting Heroic Fantasies”

At first glance, I read this title as:

‘Obama’s Disquieting Heroin Fantasies’!

It didn’t faze me at all. I just moved to the next article!


8 posted on 09/27/2011 11:29:19 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: ransomnote

Well, the speech was memorable to me, but not in the way president butthead would want it.

When I heard the replay of the “Prees on” crap, I cracked up laughing, recalling the old 3 Stooges “press button” skit where they get into event by showing bathroom buttons: Moe: “Press!”; Larry:”Press!”; Curly: “Pull!”...


9 posted on 09/27/2011 11:29:52 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: ransomnote

He recently referred to himself as a WARRIOR!!!!

I kid you not;) Look at these leftist idiots embrace the WARMONGER!ROTFLMAO!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-schneider/president-obama-the-warri_b_981393.html


10 posted on 09/27/2011 11:31:20 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: cookcounty

I am one of those who believe that Obama is a malignant narcissist so I believe that he exercises a form of ‘emotional amnesia’. This means that as he assumes different attitudes and martyr poses- at that moment he does not recall himself as ever having had different feelings, complaints or actions. This means he can moan that he is being abused one day and brag that he is stoic the next with the appearance of sincerity because he only exists at the moment he speaks and he believes he has convinced us of the truth of he words as he says them. This would be dangerous behavior for a person even if he were not POTUS. Malignant narcissists don’t take defeat well (he’ll never admit to failure so he will convince himself that the forces of evil are arrayed against him) and so I believe he will try to damage the presidency and the people as much as possible as he goes down. I think he is hard at work on that last task by trying to build up as much class and race division as possible - ALL HAIL THE GREAT UNITER!


11 posted on 09/27/2011 11:31:45 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: workerbee; GeronL

I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of “house” shoes. I suppose that slippers may not be necessary in warm climates. In the summer, I don’t wear slippers.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 11:32:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL

Well bedroom slippers can help reduce the dislocation of toes running into bedroom furniture...


13 posted on 09/27/2011 11:35:08 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: trisham

OK. I live in Texas and we have carpet, so I guess its different


14 posted on 09/27/2011 11:37:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ransomnote

SO could glow in the dark strips on the furniture, maybe even make lanes on the floor only visible in the dark. lol.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:20 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: workerbee

Soda or pop?

We always said “Coke” growing up in Texas, but we always meant Dr. Pepper!!


16 posted on 09/27/2011 11:39:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: trisham

Down here in Alabama we wear house shoes to not get the floors dirty since we are barefoot when we are outside. ;-)


17 posted on 09/27/2011 11:40:30 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: sodpoodle

I followed the link you provided and read with open-mouthed surprise the degree to which the the left is living in an alternate reality where Obama is, ‘at heart’ a ‘problem solver’!!!! Oh the article is an entire tour of THE MATRIX of denial.

“President Obama the problem-solver is turning into President Obama the warrior. It just might save him.”

Oh I don’t think so, Sparky! Let him try to convince our real warriors in the military that HE is a warrior. All I can picture is him in mom jeans riding a women’s bike with his Urkel posture on display.


18 posted on 09/27/2011 11:41:03 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: GeronL

Same in Alabama, it is always fun to see the look on my northern relatives faces when I ask them what kind of coke they would like.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: GeronL

Eyes would would having to be open when walking in order to see those strips.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: commish

lol.

I like the post where you are barefoot outside and wear slippers inside.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 11:43:56 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ransomnote; SpinnerWebb
“stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”

actually, it was “stop complainin', stop grumblin', stop cryin'.”

With that particular gathering you get more street credit if you speak like an ignorant fool.

22 posted on 09/27/2011 11:45:25 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: commish

LOL! My husband was barefoot all summer when he was a boy, but he did live in southern Massachusetts. :)


23 posted on 09/27/2011 11:45:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ransomnote

I guess that is true. I am sure Rube Goldberg could solve this problem. lol


24 posted on 09/27/2011 11:46:05 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: trisham

Same here. I didn’t have a pair of shoes on from the last day of school until the first day of school, except for when we went to the weekly family dinner on Saturday and church on Sunday.


25 posted on 09/27/2011 11:49:49 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: ransomnote

” - - - as his record of ineptness becomes more indisputable, Obama is becoming more intemperate, more aggrieved... “

Thanks for this post. It has been my impression for at least a year that Obama has been making all of his speeches to himself. His recent speech to the Black Caucus the other day is an excellent example of his mental detachment from reality.

He knows that his is unqualified, incompetent, intellectually inferior, and incapable of learning to be even slightly competent in the job that he was so foolishly voted into. So he compensates by standing on his portable soapbox at any street corner and publicly lecturing himself. It is a sad sight to see.

He seems incapable of listening to the advice of experts. He says one thing, and then changes his mind when the time for a decision has long past. Libya is a good example of that.

I have ridiculed Obama at every opportunity because of the harm that his socialist policies will do to my grandchildren. But now, on a serious note, I believe that Obama should resign before this year ends.

The last Presidential meltdown was the sad spectacle of Nixon. Now we are seeing a similar pattern with Obama. For the good of the Nation and his family, it is time for Obama to resign.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: workerbee
I think house shoes and bedroom slippers are essentially the same thing. It depends on what’s said in your neck of the woods. Kind of like soda or pop/

I think it is more of a monetary difference than a geographical difference. I have traveled to every state in this Union and I have heard the difference from soda, pop, "Coke," etc... But I have never heard anyone switching between house shoes and bedroom slippers.

The likes of Hugh Hefner, Bill Gates, Barrack Obama, Warren Buffet have "bedroom slippers."
Normal people have "house shoes."
27 posted on 09/27/2011 11:53:09 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: commish

I don’t see that happening today. It’s really too bad that children no longer have that kind of freedom and fun.


28 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ExTxMarine

I don’t know a single person who refers to their “house shoes.” And most people I know are normal. :-)

My husband has a habit of calling flip-flops “shower shoes.” That really bugs me.


29 posted on 09/27/2011 11:55:56 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: GeronL
We always said “Coke” growing up in Texas, but we always meant Dr. Pepper!!

While in the Marine Corps, my buddies and I had a lengthy discussion about this very subject. We were under a vehicle working and a guy ask if I wanted a Coke. I said, "Yes, make it a Dr. Pepper." He said, "HUH?!?" Then he asked if I wanted a Coke again and I repeated my reply. He had a 12-pack of Cokes and was offering them out. Of course, what ensued was a long, funny, team-building conversation between all of us about different dialects and phrases.
30 posted on 09/27/2011 12:01:12 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: cookcounty

This was just stunning. You have to wonder if he was somehow lecturing himself.


Very good analysis.
Thank you for that.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 12:01:20 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: commish
I didn’t have a pair of shoes on from the last day of school until the first day of school, except for when we went to the weekly family dinner on Saturday and church on Sunday.

ABSOLUTELY! If 7-11 had a "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" policy when I was growing up, they would lose over 75% of their in-store sales!
32 posted on 09/27/2011 12:05:10 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

He complains about not having time to complain.


33 posted on 09/27/2011 12:07:12 PM PDT by kevao
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To: workerbee
My husband has a habit of calling flip-flops “shower shoes.” That really bugs me.

Your husband former military? Because, when I was in the Marine Corps, that is what they called flip-flops.
34 posted on 09/27/2011 12:07:12 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: workerbee
And speaking of fantasy, it takes some pretty fantastical gonads to sermonize to people who are out of work, out of investments, out of homes, etc. while your wife sports $50K baubles on her wrist, gratis.

He was speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Full of legislators and their staffers, DOEnergy, DOEducation, HHS, EPA, etc., "civil servants."

The Entitled Class of Washington, D.C.

35 posted on 09/27/2011 12:08:45 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: ExTxMarine
Oh that's hilarious. My squad had that exact same conversation in Kuwait during the first Gulf War.

Coke, soda, pop .... just a few of the dialect terms for carbonated sweet beverages. :)

Verbal 'tells' to spot the Texan: "I have a Coke, make it a Dr Pepper"
"fixin' to"
"y'all"

36 posted on 09/27/2011 12:11:19 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Watch what people DO, not what they say.)
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To: ExTxMarine

lol. It is one of those regional things I guess. I actually remember seeing maps of this posted before.


37 posted on 09/27/2011 12:11:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Graewoulf; ransomnote

You guys have his narcissism pegged.

Interestingly, it arises from 2 false and opposite self-images.

Narcissists actually loathe themselves.
“He knows that his is unqualified, incompetent, intellectually inferior, and incapable of learning to be even slightly competent...”

Coupled with a skank and a thug for parents, it’s probable there was “abandonment” or abuse...(O’s predilection for gay sex and drugs speaks to this also). This provides impetus for creating the other false self image...what most people think of “Narcissist”. It HAS to be the opposite of self-loathing. The grandiose-”won”.

In short, Obama careens between two equally false and diametrically opposed self-images.

There’s no “there” there.

He is an empty suit. A rude construct. False. Forever stuck in puberty, where the splitting likely began.
He lies to all precisely because he can never admit the truth to himself.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 12:19:45 PM PDT by spankalib
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To: Centurion2000

Yup. You hit the nail on the head. I’m a Minnesota gal who happens to be married to a Texan who was transplanted here. And yes, after nearly 15 years of marriage he still calls me a “yankee!” :-)


39 posted on 09/27/2011 12:24:52 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: Centurion2000
My squad had that exact same conversation in Kuwait during the first Gulf War.

What unit? I was with Charlie Company, 2nd LAI Battalion, 2nd Marine Division!
We went through the berm near the Al Walfrah oil fields. We played cat & mouse and ran reconnaissance along the Kuwaiti border for three days before the ground war even started!
40 posted on 09/27/2011 12:26:16 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: GeronL


Like this one?
41 posted on 09/27/2011 12:29:59 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine
5th Bn, 10th Marines: Engineer detachment (HQ Battery) : Digging in SP 155mm / 203mm guns and breaching minefields :-)

I remember that berm fondly and not so fondly.

42 posted on 09/27/2011 12:32:56 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Watch what people DO, not what they say.)
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To: cookcounty
“I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain.”

Barry has NO time when he spends his days doing this....

Tuesday’s Obama Schedule

10:25 am PDT || Departs Los Angeles

1:25 pm MDT || Arrives Denver

2:15 pm MDT || Delivers remarks at Abraham Lincoln High School

3:50 pm MDT || Departs Denver

9:15 pm EDT || Arrives White House

43 posted on 09/27/2011 12:32:56 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: ExTxMarine

exactly like that. Thanks


44 posted on 09/27/2011 12:35:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: spankalib

” - - - He lies to all precisely because he can never admit the truth to himself. - - - “

I always knew that Obama was a pathological liar, and up till I read your reply I had no idea that there was a rational explanation for it. Thank you for the explanation.

BTW, what should we be watching for as Obama continues to melt down?


45 posted on 09/27/2011 12:36:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Centurion2000

Heck, I played football for you guys at Camp Lejeune! We didn’t have enough people interested to make our own team, so I (and a few other Dragoons) went up the road to 10th Marines and played with you guys! I still have the football jersey!

Thank you for your service - we obviously chewed on some of the same sand! I can appreciate your feelings about that berm! LOL!


46 posted on 09/27/2011 12:38:12 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Centurion2000; ExTxMarine

So I’m guessing you guys wore boots like Obama and not bedroom slippers?

And cool map on the soda/pop/coke. I grew up with “pop”, moved and learned “soda”, moved to a “pop” place again but have stuck with “soda”.

I wonder what some of the “others” are? (Soda-pop was also used as a kid).


47 posted on 09/27/2011 12:42:21 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: ransomnote

He has stated that he “has a gift” regarding his speechifying. I think he thinks that “gift” overshadows everything else, as convoluted as that thinking is.


48 posted on 09/27/2011 12:47:01 PM PDT by Helen
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To: GeronL
Only millionaires, billionaires, and corporate jet owners wear bedroom slippers. They probably match their smoking jackets.

-PJ

49 posted on 09/27/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: 21twelve

I wonder what some of the “others” are?

“Soft drink”?


50 posted on 09/27/2011 12:59:04 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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