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Discovery launches first "ecotainment" channel (Planet Green)
Rooters ^ | 6-3-08 | Kimberly Nordyke

Posted on 06/05/2008 11:09:01 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Could "green" become a new watchword in TV programming?

While the media companies have long been touting everything they're doing behind the scenes to become more environment-friendly, the message increasingly is seeping into their programming.

On Wednesday, Discovery Communications launches the first 24/7 eco-friendly network, Planet Green, which will take over the space occupied by Discovery Home Channel. That follows NBC Universal's second companywide "Green Week" in April -- featuring 100 hours of green-themed content airing across 42 NBC Universal brands and 28 Web sites -- with two more already planned for November and April.

Planet Green will launch with more than 250 hours of original programming, featuring a range of name talent in front of and behind the camera, including Leonardo DiCaprio, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, rocker Tommy Lee and rapper Ludacris. It officially kicks off at 6 p.m. with the entertainment newsmagazine "Hollywood Green With Maria Menounos," followed by the Tom Bergeron-hosted "Supper Club."

Planet Green president and GM Eileen O'Neill said it's the perfect time to launch an eco-friendly channel.

"Now is a critical time in our planet's health," she said. "There is a rally cry out there, and now we're really going to bring it into viewers' own homes to be the inspiration for them to make changes around their household and lifestyle."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alreuters; bunkscience; environment; green; greenieweenies; infotainment; junkscience; liberalmedia; paytv; planetgreen; propaganda; pseudoscience; reddiaperdoperbabies; starkravingsocialism; wackos; watermelons; youpayforthis
As an avid viewer of Discovery Home, I deleted this Liberal Propaganda network from my DirecTV menu last night.

This new network has been pushed hard by the other networks with a liberal bent, including Mark Cuban's HDNet.

There were some very good home improvement shows on Discovery Home which are simpley "gone" for the sake of the envirowacko movement.

1 posted on 06/05/2008 11:09:06 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle
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To: xcamel

ping


2 posted on 06/05/2008 11:09:36 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: All

From the article:

O’Neill brushed aside any concerns about the network’s ability to reach those viewers who have yet to jump on the green bandwagon.

“Ecotainment is a new genre, and we have a lot of great content that’s very diverse,” she said. “We’re bringing green into the mainstream. We need to reach even more people so they see the entertainment value but also the green message. That’s what we’re all about.”

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In other words, they’re going to program the ignorant masses.


3 posted on 06/05/2008 11:11:18 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

It shows up on my dish tv guide as DJSC, right after DISC. It means Discovery Junk Science Channel.


4 posted on 06/05/2008 11:11:33 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

5 posted on 06/05/2008 11:12:41 AM PDT by xcamel (Being on the wrong track means the unintended consequences express train doesnt kill you going by)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Since nature abhors a vacuum, and the socialists/marxists have done their uttermost to undermine traditional Christianity, they must offer something else for humanity to worship—so one of their choices is Mother Gaia. For those for whom that’s too impersonal, they now offer Obamassiah. Something for everyone-as long as it’s not the God of the living Word.


6 posted on 06/05/2008 11:13:10 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: CougarGA7

I went to the Discovery Home website and got this trash:

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/


7 posted on 06/05/2008 11:13:48 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Hey, if it gets some of Discovery Networks’ envirocrap off their other channels and concentrates it in one place for easier ignoring, I’m all for it.

}:-)4


8 posted on 06/05/2008 11:14:11 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: mrsmel

In simpler terms: It’s a religion for those who don’t have one.


9 posted on 06/05/2008 11:14:48 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle
"Delete [wildcard]Green[wildcard]"
10 posted on 06/05/2008 11:14:49 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Las Vegas Dave

ping


11 posted on 06/05/2008 11:16:47 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: Moose4

I’m hoping for the same thing, but the signs aren’t good.

The DIY Network was hyping Planet Green as well...and I’ve noticed the shows are talking more about the environment.


12 posted on 06/05/2008 11:18:12 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: Moose4
No more "Holmes on Homes." (good show, even though it's produced in Canada)
13 posted on 06/05/2008 11:20:50 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Yep.

On a related note-I have loved watching the History Channel, and History International. But there have been too many either revisionist history, or anti-Christian shows on there lately, and I haven’t watched much lately. I hate that I get excited to have a perfectly good history channel to watch, but once I get hooked, the leftist agenda gets kicked in. I have seen shows that did everything but outright Christianity as a fairytale, but when they have a show about Islam, it’s treated with the greatest deference. If they’re going to propagate a viewpoint that religion is fairytales for the gullible, they could at least be consistent and apply the same standard to Islam that they apply to Christianity. I suppose, though they’d never admit it, that they know the Christians won’t threaten to cut their heads off for mocking Christians.


14 posted on 06/05/2008 11:21:39 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rightinthemiddle

Honestly, I’ve been trying to think of ways I can cash in on this green trend too. Nothing would make me happier to take money from these idiots.


15 posted on 06/05/2008 11:23:11 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Hope they crash and burn and leave a big thick billowy smoky cloud of CO2 behind.


16 posted on 06/05/2008 11:24:43 AM PDT by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

I was dissappointed to learn that “Holmes on Homes” wasn’t part of their new “green linup”, especially given that they only seem to have a few shows and they are repeating them constantly.


17 posted on 06/05/2008 11:29:05 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Maceman

LOL!


18 posted on 06/05/2008 11:33:34 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle
If you were a true believer in the cult of global warming, how could you watch TV? Doesn't that take electricity that is generated by nasty coal plants or evil nuclear reactors? I suppose you could pretend that all the electricity you use comes from windmills. What about launching satellites ...doesn't that generate tons of CO2? How about laying all that cable for cable TV doesn't that disrupt some earth critters? ...ditto for microwave towers. Even your TV itself is made in China, where the CO2 levels are far higher than any where else on the planet. To be a true believer you must adopt a lifestyle like that of that newly discovered Amazon tribe and be one with nature.
19 posted on 06/05/2008 11:34:56 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: The Great RJ

That’s for the OTHER people, silly.

Besides, they can just buy carbon credits.


20 posted on 06/05/2008 11:37:21 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

From what I can tell, NONE of the old shows from Discovery Home will be on Planet Green.

Moonbats don’t like the competition.


21 posted on 06/05/2008 11:38:21 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: The Great RJ

The true believers are only the gullible public, the sheep. For the ones behind it, it’s just another tool in their arsenal. They don’t really believe it themselves, or if they do, they don’t really care. For some, it’s a means to more money and power. For others, it’s a political tool to use in the socialist (really, dictatorial) globalist take-over.


22 posted on 06/05/2008 11:40:04 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Las Vegas Dave

This is the reason we need “a la carte” options on DISH, DirecTV and cable.

No sense in paying for crap we don’t want.

It looks like Planet Green is going to be available in HD soon.


23 posted on 06/05/2008 11:40:52 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: mrsmel

I think a lot of the people involved in Planet Green are true believers AND deceivers.

The article talks a lot about “The Message.”

It’s their self-fabricated “gospel.”


24 posted on 06/05/2008 11:42:42 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

I booted that one off my DirecTV as soon as I saw it. Best thing to do with these “alternative entertainment” channels, and it does send a message to the carriers...


25 posted on 06/05/2008 11:54:05 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: rightinthemiddle
That would be awesome and I have suggested that to DirectTV.
I doubt they will though because if the charged say 30 cents per channel, maybe $1.00 for premium, people like me would end up spending $3.00 per month, LOL. I hate having to get trash like Sundance to get the Outdoor Channel, etc.
26 posted on 06/05/2008 11:58:00 AM PDT by USMCGunnut (Be polite, be professional....but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

When will digital tv permit the home viewer to ONLY PAY for the channels (s)he wants to watch and financially support?

Even if you block a channel you still pay for it.


27 posted on 06/05/2008 11:58:41 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: mrsmel

They reject the God of the living Word for the word(s) of the living “new god” (Obama).


28 posted on 06/05/2008 12:00:05 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Last night was "Planet Green" night at the Nationals-Cardinals game here in DC.

"Green" is just the latest marketing strategy and folks are eating it up.

29 posted on 06/05/2008 12:02:33 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (3/5 > 1/2)
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To: CougarGA7

The Carbon Credits scam has been taken.

How about hemp rope bracelets so they can show they “care”?

They would even be biodegradable unlike the rubber plastic braclets.

“PATENT PENDING”


30 posted on 06/05/2008 12:02:38 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Bean Counter
Is there a way to permanently delete the channel or block it? And does DirectTV know that you have through its phone connection? I haven't delved into it, since I spend most of my days and waking moments at night outside and may watch 2 hours of TV per week (except during College Football).
31 posted on 06/05/2008 12:02:47 PM PDT by USMCGunnut (Be polite, be professional....but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Bean Counter

Is there a way to permanently delete the channel or block it? And does DirectTV know that you have through its phone connection? I havent delved into it, since I spend most of my days and waking moments at night outside and may watch 2 hours of TV per week (except during College Football).


32 posted on 06/05/2008 12:03:03 PM PDT by USMCGunnut (Be polite, be professional....but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Bean Counter

Is there a way to permanently delete the channel or block it? And does DirectTV know that you have through its phone connection? I haven’t delved into it, since I spend most of my days and waking moments at night outside and may watch 2 hours of TV per week (except during College Football).


33 posted on 06/05/2008 12:03:36 PM PDT by USMCGunnut (Be polite, be professional....but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: weegee

I was thinking of putting together and marketing a Global Warming Survival Kit. We could throw that in with the set as a “First 50 callers” bonus.


34 posted on 06/05/2008 12:05:24 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

The industry doesn’t want you to opt out and they lobby the legislature to block any efforts to permit it.

Ultimately Big Media doesn’t like you tuning out.

They offer free subscriptions to their magazines at Best Buy with any purchase, they co-opt the “open marketplace” of music on Myspace (even independent local bands would see a percentage of their online sales going to the major corporations).

They want the public on the plantation getting the infotainment that they want you to consume.


35 posted on 06/05/2008 12:05:50 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: rightinthemiddle
I'm going to slap this on the back of my SUV so I can be as hypocritical as ALGORE and his band of hypocrite celebrity friends.


36 posted on 06/05/2008 12:14:58 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: rightinthemiddle

Are they going to teach you to cook dirt and worship trees? Their motto is: All guilt all the time.


37 posted on 06/05/2008 2:15:58 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama: "America is the greatest country on earth, help me change America.")
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To: rightinthemiddle; CygnusXI; Fiddlstix; Timeout; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; ...
Air America redux

 



Calculate your one-day Carbon Belch !

38 posted on 06/05/2008 4:41:01 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: rightinthemiddle; ADemocratNoMore; advertising guy; aft_lizard; AJMaXx; Alice in Wonderland; ...
Pinging the HDTV list..

HDTV pings!

39 posted on 06/05/2008 5:06:31 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary and/or Obama?)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Amen. While I have not gone as far as deleting it from my channel list....I concur with everything else you say.


40 posted on 06/05/2008 5:13:04 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Wanted: A Presidential Candidate I can vote FOR...)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Somebody please tell me why conservatives are so anti environment. I am totally confused.

When I go fishing, I pick up my trash and the trash I see other (I guess conservatives) leave on the banks. I do not want a reward for it, it just makes me feel better that I can make a little difference.

I use, and have used for many years low wattage light bulbs, not for environmental purposes, but because they are cheaper on the wallet.

I use rechargeable batteries in all my stuff, not because of the environment (although that is a plus), but because it is cheaper than disposable batteries. I would guess I have saved close to $500 over the last 5 years using rechargeables.

A green channel will be welcomed by me, because of the information it will contain. I have a magic button on my remote that allows me to change the channels if a show does not catch my interest.

I guess the conservative movement is dedicated to screwing up the earth, based on remarks on this thread. Pigs live in their own filth.

.....Bob


41 posted on 06/05/2008 5:30:18 PM PDT by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

I am doing everything that I can to become Green.

I never burn plastic or old 3-tab roofing shingles unless there is thick fog.

I never bury garbage on my property below the groundwater level.

Instead of using harsh chemicals to control weeds and wild blackberry brush, I use old motor oil...after all, it came from the ground, so I figure I am helping future generations with their oil needs.

Dog droppings go into the county ditch near where the damn liberal democrat California transplant lives. He’s never complained of the smell, but in all honesty, I think I scare him.

Anytime I need to dump the septic tank on my boat, I take a quick trip into Canadian waters.....they have always been green, they can afford a little pollution.

Ok....I really don’t do any of that, but the more the Gore-Nuts try to force their fantasy on us, and the longer it takes those clowns in Washington to DRILL for friggen oil, the more they risk that ornery folks like me are going to ignore ANYTHING they say.


42 posted on 06/05/2008 6:04:31 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: rightinthemiddle

It’s great scenery to view in HD, WITH THE SOUND OFF!!!


43 posted on 06/05/2008 6:39:52 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: mrsmel
Since nature abhors a vacuum, and the socialists/marxists have done their uttermost to undermine traditional Christianity, they must offer something else for humanity to worship—so one of their choices is Mother Gaia. For those for whom that’s too impersonal, they now offer Obamassiah. Something for everyone-as long as it’s not the God of the living Word.

I always like to use this line on them, "I'm an atheist, I don't believe in Gaia." If course I believe in God and His Son but still I just love using my atheist line on the greenies. >B-)
44 posted on 06/05/2008 6:51:24 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama the Anti-Christ? "Barak Ho-Tep!! Barak Ho-Tep!")
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To: Lokibob
I guess the conservative movement is dedicated to screwing up the earth, based on remarks on this thread. Pigs live in their own filth.

I see where your sentiments come from, but disagree with that remark. Being opposed to main stream environmentalists is not the same as being anti-environment. When you look at the cause/effect relationship of enviro/lib/socialist policies, they are very damaging environmentally.

Honestly, I think it would be a huge win for Rush and conservatives to explain and show how harmful their policies are, and the inefficiencies they create in industry, day to day activity, and life in general.

I am an avid outdoorsman, and too pick up trash when outside, am very aware to turn off lights, etc. As an engineer, trying to maintain integrity in equipment and enhance efficiency have both financial and environmental value.

I won't however listen to someone like algor, Barbra Streisand & all the rest preach to me that I need to tune down my lifestyle and tell me I shouldn't be allowed to do or have the things I enjoy.
45 posted on 06/05/2008 6:52:25 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Can we earn carbon credits for watching any of their programs?


46 posted on 06/05/2008 8:11:45 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Visit my blog: Chronic Positivity - http://www.chronicpositivity.com)
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To: rightinthemiddle
...a lot of great content that’s very diverse... Who's he trying to kid? How many ways can you tell the "reduce, recycle, reuse" meme? I saw a promo for some stupid show the other night where some "green" lunatic comes into your home, plops down recycling containers and trains you how to be green. Had to be the most banal thing I've ever seen. But it will probably fit the current generation of empty skulls just fine.
47 posted on 06/05/2008 8:48:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Lokibob

Dear Bob,

There is a HUGE difference between common sense conservation and enviorwackyism.

The Environmental movement a tool of the Left to stifle capitalism, enact restrictions on free markets and level the global “playing field.” The points made on this thread are correct: You give these people ANY concessions, they will take control of our lives.

I am an outdoorsman and a conservationist, as are most conservatives. You are being naive.


48 posted on 06/06/2008 7:21:25 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

False teachings from the Goracle and his adoring minions of Gorons!


49 posted on 06/06/2008 8:18:21 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

From hero to zero...this channel sucks BIG TIME!!!!!Still have HGTV DIY.....Hey lets do a conservative home channel!!!


50 posted on 06/07/2008 11:39:35 AM PDT by GregB
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