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Inhofe: EPA 'punting' regs until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy
Fox News ^ | October 21, 2012

Posted on 10/21/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT by jazusamo

Republican Sen. James Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed action or “punted” on numerous regulations while President Obama tries to “earns votes” for a second term.

The Oklahoma senator and ranking Republican on the chamber’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report stating that when the agency approves the roughly one dozen regulations next year in 2013, they will “spell doom” for jobs and economic growth.

“The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term,” Inhofe writes. “These rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas and coal production.”

The 14-page report cites pending regulations on a wide range of environmental-economic issues including those on power plant emissions and hydraulic fracturing.

The report concluded that pending overall regulations on greenhouse gases if enacted would cost $300 billion to $400 billion annual and significantly increase the price of gasoline and home heating.

“The requirements are so strict they virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation,” the report states. “In a thinly veiled political move, the agency has put off finalizing the proposal until after the election.”

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KEYWORDS: 2012; coal; corruption; elections; epa; epaoutofcontrol; epapostponingregs; inhofe; jobs; obama
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The Chicago way, more deceit and lies from Obama for the election.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Meanwhile, oil, gas and coal production continues to rise exponentially all over the globe. Fact.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 1:56:22 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: jazusamo

I can’t believe Yahoo is a pimping a piece claiming that gas MIGHT drop .50 cents a gallon for Barry to help with his election. When did the “media” start PREDICTING the news? What a bunch of losers.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: jazusamo

Obama and his corrupt Marxist regime must be defeated!! Vote them OUT!!


4 posted on 10/21/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: GreatRoad

“Meanwhile, oil, gas and coal production continues to rise exponentially all over the globe. Fact.”

With most countries not caring AT ALL about the environment. If the greenies cared at all about Mother Gaia they would agree to a 20% reduction in some of our rules, and open up 90% of closed lands in the U.S. to exploration and development.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 2:00:24 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: jazusamo

Hopefully Romney can find a way to use this during the last debate, by basically asking how he plans to “create jobs” if he’s instead killing off REAL JOBS by the millions. It has AWESOME potential, as it fits the president perfectly.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 2:01:32 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Obama and his corrupt Marxist regime must be defeated!! Vote them OUT!!

Amen!! Worth repeating.

7 posted on 10/21/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

Nixon’s nightmare.


8 posted on 10/21/2012 2:02:20 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com (I AM UNREPRESENTED))
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To: GreatRoad

“Meanwhile, oil, gas and coal production continues to rise exponentially all over the globe. Fact.”

It seems impossible to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Once they have them they’ll exact tribute for every barrel of oil flowing out of the gulf. The resulting price increase will cause world-wide starvation and economic calamity. Everyone who can produce their own energy should be moving ahead at full speed.

At two or three hundred dollars a barrel, not even liberals will give a rat’s posterior about “global warming” or “carbon footprints.”


9 posted on 10/21/2012 2:05:28 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: jazusamo

The four branches of government are;

Executive
Legislative
Judicial
Regulatory

Not all are accountable to the people and nulify the concept of a Representative Republic.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 2:06:49 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: BobL
Absolutely...This has to be repeated by Romney, Ryan and all Republican candidates from now until the election.

It's one more scam on the people of the country by Obama, his thugs in the executive branch and his campaign.

11 posted on 10/21/2012 2:07:25 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Unfortunately congress has punted on putting a stop to it. My congressman introduced HR750 back in February of 2011 and it hasn't even made it to committee.

H.R.750 - Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act

To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change.
12 posted on 10/21/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jazusamo

so Obama DOES have an agenda and plan... hmmmmmm MITT? maybe this ought to be brought out in debate tomorrow night.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 2:08:27 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...

THIS is what desperation looks like.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 2:08:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: jazusamo

If 0bama gets re-elected, John Boner better show some BALLS for a change and impeach this bastard for sabotaging America by undermining our free-market, capitalist Republic.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: jazusamo
The Constitution grants law-making and taxing authority to the Congress ONLY! The Congress, now filled with lazy liars and millionaires (on BOTH sides of the aisle), have passed that authority on to agencies such s EPA, IRS, etc.

The Founders NEVER intended agencies of the federal government to have this authority, which is why they granted it to the Congress alone. It begs the question of the legality of EPA or IRS edicts.

Worse, given the structure of government, it is virtually impossible to fire incompetent employees or abolish useless, unnecessary or rogue agencies. Therein lies the problem for America. As each politician moves into or out of the WH or the Congress with their ready-made agenda, we end up with a variety of agencies, commissions, panels, etc., that are difficult , at best, to get rid of.

Most of us would probably agree that the EPA has become a rogue agency making up its own set of “rules” that have the affect of federal law. And, the EPA has long since outlived its intended purpose. It's time for this agency to go away.

But, who will abolish it? Romney? Congress? A Constitutional Amendment? The fact is that pretty much no politician is willing to “fall on his sword” to abolish these agencies and attempt to restore the government the way the Founders intended. If Romney (for example - assuming he is elected) were to try it, the Dems would emit a death scream so loud it would be heard on Pluto! The EPA is one of their sacred cows and is responsible for as much, if not more, government stupidity than the Congress, itself.

We can complain to our neighbors and write our Congresscritters how unhappy we are with the EPA, or the IRS or even membership in the UN and nothing will be done. Until there are protest marches across the country and politicians are threatened with losing their cushy elected position, I can assure that the EPA will be with us until the earth is no more.

16 posted on 10/21/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: umgud
Not all are accountable to the people and nulify the concept of a Representative Republic.

Well said and sadly true.

Obama has abused that regulatory branch as no other president has, he has to go!

17 posted on 10/21/2012 2:11:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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18 posted on 10/21/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: umgud
Not all are accountable to the people...

... and, currently, NONE of them are.

19 posted on 10/21/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: jazusamo

AGENDA 21. “I’m Barack 0bama and the United Nations approves this message.”


20 posted on 10/21/2012 2:20:24 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: pollywog
And MITT, TALK ABOUT THIS TOO!!!:

Re: Global Competitiveness


21 posted on 10/21/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: DustyMoment
Good post and I especially agree with the very last of it, “I can assure that the EPA will be with us until the earth is no more.”

Perhaps “We The People” have to go after our elected representatives, as a start, to go to work on gutting the EPA by stripping it of it's rule making authority. Impress upon our representatives that they have to take back their law making authority from the whims of the EPA and the executive branch.

I realize that's easier said than done but it would be a start.

22 posted on 10/21/2012 2:25:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Competitiveness_Report
23 posted on 10/21/2012 2:26:09 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: jazusamo

No doubt Obama is loaded up for bear after the election to crash the economy.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 2:29:36 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jazusamo
Imagine that..... who would have thought that the E.P.A. ( a government agency mind you ) would be a part of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.....

Isn't there election campaign laws and regulations that someone can't use government resources for their campaigns ?
Is the E.P.A. breaking any campaign laws by doing this ?
25 posted on 10/21/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: jazusamo

I have very close knowledge of one rule that was due to be published on October 1 and is now on hold for a year. It is not a noxious rule but has been stymied after being rushed to the October 1 deadline.


26 posted on 10/21/2012 2:39:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Gas will drop 30 to 50 cents over the next couple of weeks. The NY Fed has been driving the futures down for over a month.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: jazusamo; All

This is the real cliff the average American faces and it will be the final blow.


28 posted on 10/21/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
If 0bama gets re-elected, John Boner better show some BALLS for a change and impeach this bastard for sabotaging America by undermining our free-market, capitalist Republic.

Boehner??? Balls???


29 posted on 10/21/2012 2:45:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: jazusamo

EPA = Employment Prevention Agency


30 posted on 10/21/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by csvset
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To: American Constitutionalist
We know Obama’s disdain for laws he doesn't agree with and I'm sure his lapdog Lisa Jackson is no different, plus the turkey Holder running the DOJ has their back.
31 posted on 10/21/2012 2:47:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Guaranteed depression and civil strife if zero wins. EPA will also try to make ammo illegal.
Better make note of Obama signs in your neighborhood. We all know that the 0-drones are unprepared and will be at your doorstep when the SHTF.


32 posted on 10/21/2012 2:56:59 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: C210N

EPA needs to be closed down everyone employed is now unemployed. Create an new EPA that is oil coal and nuclear friendly


33 posted on 10/21/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: jazusamo

The GOP should have been doing more to stop this crap. How many bills passed by voice votes in the past 4 years?


34 posted on 10/21/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: COBOL2Java
YYYYIIIIIKKKKEEEEESSS!!!!!

This woman SCARES me.


35 posted on 10/21/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: jazusamo

As many have said, we can’t afford four more years of Obamanomics.


36 posted on 10/21/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: GeronL
The GOP should have been doing more to stop this crap

Yep, we need more in the GOP like Inhofe and Issa and that will probably take time. If we take control of the Senate we'll at least be a little better off because these millions losing jobs if Obama's reelected are going to be making a lot of noise.

37 posted on 10/21/2012 3:09:49 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

"That's a woman???"


38 posted on 10/21/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: jazusamo

Doesn’t Congress have any oversight on these dictorial gevernment departments? Can the EPA just do the heck whatever they choose to do, without any opposition from Congress? It seems that Congress should have the freedom to nix anything the EPA may decide to do?


39 posted on 10/21/2012 3:15:39 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: BobL

All romney has to do is look at WV. Coal miners and railroad employees who haul the coal have already been let go. The EPA closed the mines. The EPA is not waiting, they already started.


40 posted on 10/21/2012 3:37:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: COBOL2Java

“”If 0bama gets re-elected, John Boner better show some BALLS for a change and impeach this bastard for sabotaging America by undermining our free-market, capitalist Republic.

Boehner??? Balls??? “”””””””””

His balls are in his purse right next to his tissues.


41 posted on 10/21/2012 3:48:46 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

Obozo’s about to have his @$$ handed to him.


42 posted on 10/21/2012 4:15:56 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: jazusamo; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale
Inhofe: EPA 'punting' regs until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy

Sounds like a good political ad for traditional energy producing states. Unfortunately, Romney has a record of making statements agreeing with some of the EPA's harmful positions.

Romney's current position seems to be an improvement. "Part one of Mitt’s plan is to achieve energy independence on this continent by 2020. America is blessed with extraordinary natural resources, and developing them will create millions of good jobs – not only in the energy industry, but also in industries like manufacturing that will benefit from more energy at lower prices. America’s economy will boom when the billions of dollars we send overseas for our oil are kept here at home instead."

But I still wonder if he will follow through if elected. Am I being too negative?

43 posted on 10/21/2012 4:33:45 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: jazusamo
Our forefathers put up with less tyranny than Obama is piling on us . Our forefathers went to war , walking miles in bare bloody feet on frozen ground, to risk death for freedom. We could make a few calls now?Go to Romney’s site and volunteer to call people in Ohio and other swing states. Doesn’t cost us anything to save America, freedom , and our way of life. The time is now.

Obama is killing coal , oil, etc. and private companies. Just if we allowed the private sector to develop the U.S.’s unlimited coal, oil, natural gas, oil shale etc. just if the government and EPA got out of the way , energy would be the cheapest in the world for U.S. companies who could then outcompete China and other countries.

This POS Obama has closed 204 coal plants,
and done millions of other crimes,
piled on 11,000 new pages of federal regulations on business, and 13,000 pages more government regulations from obamacare coming,
did many unlawful executive orders,
6 trillion in new Obama federal debt etc.

you Obama get out of the United States you criminal, marxist, muslim socialist Obama.

44 posted on 10/21/2012 4:35:38 PM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I don’t think you are. I am going to view everything he does with a biased eye, I can tell you right now.

Look, I want to be proven wrong here over and over again.

I’m not going to be, but it sure would be great.


45 posted on 10/21/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Are you being too negative? No, I don't believe you are. None of us know for sure just what Romney will do when elected and I pray he will be.

I think he will do what's right for the people of our country and the country but there's no guarantees.

Of course we are pretty certain what Obama will do if reelected and for me that's not an option.

46 posted on 10/21/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Think about this. Obama gets beat.

Romney has Lisa Jackson head of the EPA resign.

Old Lisa there will get a sweet job as being a lobbiest for twice the money as now.

Our current system is you can be asked to go to a party and leave a turd in the punch bowel and someone will hire your.

47 posted on 10/21/2012 5:10:07 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: hadaclueonce
Yep, little doubt that you're right.

I'm sure the enviro-nazi groups will be after Jackson like flies on you know what and pay her big bucks to lobby for them.

The encouraging thing is she probably hasn't the brains to warrant those bucks and those enviro-nazis hopefully will catch on.

48 posted on 10/21/2012 5:24:40 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: DoughtyOne
The way I see it, it would be a challenge for Romney to totally cleanse himself of his past liberal accomplices. Not impossible, for me it's a worry.

LINK: On Jan. 1, 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants, something the Obama administration is trying to do to all states through the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian job-killing regulations and mandates. A Dec. 7, 2005 memo from the governor’s office announcing the new policy listed among the “environmental and policy experts” providing input to the policy one “John Holdren, professor of environmental policy at Harvard University.” This is the same person who wrote that a “massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States.

49 posted on 10/21/2012 5:45:50 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: umgud
Not all are accountable to the people and nulify the concept of a Representative Republic.

-with some inspiration from Hayek:

Delegation as such need not be a danger to freedom.

The interesting point is why delegation has become necessary on such a scale. First place among the causes enumerated is given to the fact that "Congress nowadays passes so many laws every year" and that "much of the detail is so technical as to be unsuitable for Congressional discussion".

But if this were all there would be no reason why the detail should not be worked out before rather than after Congress passes a law. What is probably in many cases a much more important reason why, "if Congress were not willing to delegate law-making power, Congress would be unable to pass the kind and quantity of legislation which public opinion requires" is innocently revealed in the little sentence that "many of the laws affect people's lives so closely that elasticity is essential"!

What does this mean if not conferment of arbitrary power, power limited by no fixed principles and which in the opinion of Congress cannot be limited by definite and unambiguous rules?


50 posted on 10/21/2012 5:57:39 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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