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'Enforce it vigorously': New Obamacare lawsuit aims to bring down law...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2440401/Enforce-vigorously-Obamacare-lawsuit-aims-bring-law-canceling-year-extension-employer-mandate.html ^ | October 1, 2013 | David Martosko

Posted on 10/01/2013 6:43:03 PM PDT by BulletBobCo

A Florida orthodontist sued the Obama administration on Tuesday, insisting that the White House must abandon changes it has made on its own to the Affordable Care Act, instead obeying the letter of the law as Congress passed it.

The administration has made several tweaks to the Obamacare law, including a one-year delay of a measure that requires companies with 50 or more employees to offer them health insurance or pay financial penalties.

The law specifies an exact date when that feature is to go into effect – January 1, 2014 – but the White House announced in July that it would push that date back, angering some in Congress who saw the move as a unilateral power grab.

The lawsuit, filed by Dr. Larry Kawa, claims that the regulatory changes violate the Administrative Procedure Act and go beyond President Obama’s constitutional powers.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aca; bhofascism; exchanges; florida; judicialwatch; obama; obamacare
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Full Title: 'Enforce it vigorously': New Obamacare lawsuit aims to bring down law by canceling a one-year extension of the employer mandate, forcing letter-of-the-law obedience
1 posted on 10/01/2013 6:43:04 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Why wait until today - ? Standing?

Now that it’s open?

glad to see someone getting after those criminals trying to ruin our country.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 6:44:30 PM PDT by Principled
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To: BulletBobCo

the law is supposed to be equal, this socialist health care is not


3 posted on 10/01/2013 6:48:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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From article:

‘President Obama would delay the damage of his health care scheme until after the 2014 congressional elections,’ said the group’s president, Tom Fitton. ‘But politics do not trump the Constitution or the rule of law. And to paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant, the best way to ensure the repeal of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’


4 posted on 10/01/2013 6:49:15 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Along with that, revoke ALL the exceptions to the law that Barky has granted to his buddies. The law MUST be enforced as written.

I keep hearing Reid say “it’s the law of the land,” so it needs to be enforced as such.

Mark


5 posted on 10/01/2013 6:50:31 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: BulletBobCo

Right On! The guy is Correct. Changes to the Law were not Passed and deemed Constitutional.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 6:50:59 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Principled
...glad to see someone getting after those criminals trying to ruin our country.

Yep. I look forward to a thousand similar stings.

7 posted on 10/01/2013 6:51:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BulletBobCo

Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.

If they don’t stop him now, he’s going to continue to rewrite Obamacare in whatever ways he likes, to suit his redistributionist agenda.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 6:51:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BulletBobCo

That picture of Reid and Pelosi? Gross!!!

Aside from that - I commend him for trying. But with this Admin......sigh.


9 posted on 10/01/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: txmissy

And PigFace is in it, too. Ack!


10 posted on 10/01/2013 6:57:07 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: Windflier
Betsy McCaughey was on Mark Levin's show tonight. She is the quintessential expert on all things 0Care, in my book. She mentioned a couple of things that Mark said "brilliant" to.

One was that there are now 1,472 waivers to 0Care...(where's our exemption?), and...that the law being rolled out today is NOT even the same law that was originally *passed* (forced). In other words, they're enforcing a law that was not even passed. It's really NOT the law of the land.

I looked for the tape of it, as it really deserves it's own thread. Amazing.

11 posted on 10/01/2013 6:59:25 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BulletBobCo
The lawsuit, filed by Dr. Larry Kawa, claims that the regulatory changes violate the Administrative Procedure Act and go beyond President Obama’s constitutional powers.

How do we join the suit? I, and I'm sure, millions of other conservatives would even contribute monthly to hire the best legal firms in the country to challenge unconstitutional overreach.

It's time that the elected criminals be held to account and be impeached or fired for gross abuse of citizens' Constitutional protections, under color of authority, or for mythical national security...

12 posted on 10/01/2013 7:05:50 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Does he have the standing to sue? I don’t see it.


13 posted on 10/01/2013 7:05:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Jane Long

Try this...

http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=2591&c=10771&f=1923903


14 posted on 10/01/2013 7:06:16 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: Windflier

“Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.”

Dr. Kawa has it right. Have you noticed Boehner’s strategy is to demand the same treatment for individuals as what Obama illegally gave companies, rather than demanding Obama obey the law?

Have you noticed the strategy is a one year delay, pushing consequences past the next election?

Boehner is just Obama in a costume.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 7:09:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: BulletBobCo

I wish it had worked that way with the IRS and taxes. They’ve just increased their encroachment over the years, unstoppable as a juggernaut.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 7:10:08 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Jane Long

I wish some of the most articulate speakers amongst House Republicans would hammer that point.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 7:11:26 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BulletBobCo

They swallowed the bait, not set the hook in deep. If this works out the GOP could be a majority party for a generation or more. We’re the party that cured the county of Obamanomics. That’s our legacy.

It’s fairly easy to go to a market based health care system from here. Just by using the Commerce Clause appropriately you can break interstate barriers to trade, allow people to buy insurance anywhere in the country, really the world and generate an enormous amount of competition in the healthcare market.

Remember you don’t need health insurance, just access to healthcare. Technology will solve a ton of these problems in the next five years or so.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 7:12:42 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mrsmel

Yep. That’s why I’d like to find the video of just that interview. It needs to be tweeted/emailed/FB’d to ALL Repub Reps.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 7:14:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Why not, as an individual he is required to either have adequate insurance or pay a fine. Nero exempted others. He is being treated differently.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 7:15:26 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: BulletBobCo

I’ve been wondering when this suit would be filed. I think it’s a winner, although they will probably find some way that no one has “standing” to challenge Obama’s unlawful actions.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 7:15:58 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: BulletBobCo

Good to see. All avenues need to be used. Some weaselly judge will find everything lawful based on the hundreds of ‘the secretary shall...’ in the law. Basically, the legislative branch has relinquished their own power to the executive branch. Hopefully the five Supremes will restore order.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 7:18:04 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: publius911

DITTO. If Congress can get a deal with Obama to exempt them from a law. Today healthcare exemption, tomorrow Congress can commit rape, murder and theft??!!!


23 posted on 10/01/2013 7:18:41 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Jane Long

>> She mentioned a couple of things that Mark said “brilliant” to

Heard that too.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 7:20:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: MarkL

Can a TAX be waived?


25 posted on 10/01/2013 7:21:08 PM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Jane Long
...there are now 1,472 waivers to 0Care...(where's our exemption?), and...that the law being rolled out today is NOT even the same law that was originally *passed* (forced). In other words, they're enforcing a law that was not even passed.

I heard Betsy McCaughey's interview with Mark tonight. 'Brilliant' is exactly right. Congress gave Obama one law, but he's enforcing something of his own creation. Something that he has no authority whatsoever to do.

This is a position that the Republicans in Congress need to take up immediately, and push every chance they get. Obama is using the ACA as a sort of template to do whatever the hell he wants, while calling it "the law". It's no such thing.

26 posted on 10/01/2013 7:21:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Hope it gets fast-tracked.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 7:21:40 PM PDT by expat2
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To: VRWCarea51

Standing seems to be a tough thing to get when it’s Obastard.

Real live Electors (from the Electoral College) who cast the official, constitutional votes for President in 2008 were denied standing, and they had to vote for him! If the Electoral College doesn’t have standing to sue Obastard over the Birth Certificate issue, who has standing for anything?

I’m afraid the good Orthodontist is not going to get anywhere with this. But I certainly wish him good luck.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 7:22:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: BulletBobCo
letter-of-the-law obedience

They can just provide strict enforcement like they do with immigration.

29 posted on 10/01/2013 7:25:29 PM PDT by alrea
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To: 1010RD

You do know that if any of that happens, the media and low-informations will credit The Won?


30 posted on 10/01/2013 7:27:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: MarkL
The obamacare exemptions go against everything this country stands for. If the law isn't good enough for the politicians, it certainly isn't good enough for every other American. The laws are for all Americans, even the filthy pigs in DC who are our servants.
31 posted on 10/01/2013 7:27:54 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: BulletBobCo

Seems right. I think this goes back to the Supremes assuming they ruled on the original bill. Obamas changes impact the character of the original bill.


32 posted on 10/01/2013 7:30:26 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Windflier
This is a position that the Republicans in Congress need to take up immediately, and push every chance they get. Obama is using the ACA as a sort of template to do whatever the hell he wants, while calling it "the law". It's no such thing.

This needs to go out to ALL Pubbie's, immediately. The dims and McShamer's keep saying "it's the law of the land" to "get over it, it's the law" or "elections have consequences"...they are categorically wrong. What's being enforced, beginning today, IS NOT THE LAW!

33 posted on 10/01/2013 7:31:23 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Why do we always ascribe superhuman skills to the enemy? They’re in a bind. Obama’s out and Reid’s out saying “No Compromise”. Along comes the GOP House and compromises, over and over and over again.

At some point the Dems have to break. Then what? What will Obama do? Veto it again? Eventually, it ends up on his lap.

Relax.


34 posted on 10/01/2013 7:31:48 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I am relaxed. I’m just saying if any of the great things you describe come to pass, Obastard will get the credit. (I’ll keep the good fortune, though. Not stupid...lol)


35 posted on 10/01/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Have you seen Obama’s latest polling numbers. He was weak in 2012 and cheated his way to victory. He’s crippled now and Obamacare will seal his fate. We need him to take the Dems with him. Take care.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 7:36:42 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BulletBobCo
Obamacare as it's being applied is a violation of the EQUAL PROTECTION Clause of the United States Constitution.

It's HIGH TIME someone brought a lawsuit on those grounds.

37 posted on 10/01/2013 7:37:45 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: BulletBobCo

The one year delay for businesses is well within the law,

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy created from this Law:

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)

is what to search for more info.


38 posted on 10/01/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Jane Long
The dims and McShamer's keep saying "it's the law of the land" to "get over it, it's the law" or "elections have consequences"...they are categorically wrong. What's being enforced, beginning today, IS NOT THE LAW!

I expect Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to pick this up and run with it pretty quickly. In addition, conservative talk radio needs to start hammering it day and night, until Obama and the Dems choke on it.

We've got to use everything in our arsenal to stop this beast, and this one is a MOAB.

39 posted on 10/01/2013 7:39:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

You may be right on this, but most of the waivers violate the Equal Protection clause.


40 posted on 10/01/2013 7:44:29 PM PDT by expat2
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To: 1010RD

Agreed. You take care too.....


41 posted on 10/01/2013 7:49:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Windflier

Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.

Why aren’t they?


42 posted on 10/01/2013 7:56:11 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: mrsmel
"I wish some of the most articulate speakers amongst House Republicans would hammer that point."

I wish the House Republicans would come out with any point.
Where the hell are they?

I've been watching MSM coverage of the shut down.
The sound of the crickets chirping from the Republican side is deafening.

All day long the news media has been so called reporting:

"THE SKY IS FALLING!!
THE SKY IS FALLING!!!
WOE IS US, THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

Followed by:

"AND IT'S ALL THE REPUBLICAN'S FAULT!!!

The MSM barely mentions why the government is shut down, much less cover anything about the many O care contraversies.

The Republicans should know by now , that our so called "press" will never cover their side/point of view. They should have already devised a way to get their message out to the people, in spite of media attempts to block and distort it.

43 posted on 10/01/2013 7:57:13 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: BulletBobCo

The NSA has the goods on the Supreme Court Justices.


44 posted on 10/01/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: philetus
Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.

Why aren’t they?

Mike Lee spoke at length on this topic during the 21 hour non-filibuster of Ted Cruz, as well as on the unconstitutional rewrite by the Supreme Court. I was surprised that we have not heard any more on this subject.

45 posted on 10/01/2013 8:07:22 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX (Proud to say that Ted Cruz is my Senator!)
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To: BulletBobCo
‘President Obama would delay the damage of his health care scheme until after the 2014 congressional elections,’ said the group’s president, Tom Fitton. ‘But politics do not trump the Constitution or the rule of law. And to paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant, the best way to ensure the repeal of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’

Oh really. well these 'bold' Republicans have been reduced to passing a bill delaying parts of ObamaCare and the dems seem to be holding the cards. so both sides want to delay it?

Republicans should have hug tough with defunding ObamaCare and not pinned their last stand on simply delaying it which may actually help dems in the 2014 elections. The whole thing is a joke and the pubs will cave within a week. I am not even sure what Boehner is 'fighting' for at this point - a delay in ObamaCare?

46 posted on 10/01/2013 8:09:26 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Jane Long; mickie; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bob Ireland; ken5050; ...
Excellent post, Jane.

If you watched the Fox lineup tonight did you notice how far behind the curve the hosts and their so-called conservative guests and analysts are?

It's amazing that Free Republic posters and Mark Levin are communicating to us and to the public up-to-date analysis, numbers, costs, facts, illegalities, lies, perversions, violations, slights-of-hand and horrific consequences abounding in and around the Unaffordable Health Care Act that other hosts, pundits, analysts and the like seem to be a day or two behind on.

Tonight, O'Reilly was hysterically babbling like a madman and spouting theories, misinformation and idiocies like I've never heard before. He was so bent on tripping up Sen. Cruz and making the GOP look bad that he made more of an ass of himself than he generally does on this ObamaKare gridlock subject.

ObamaKare was Hannity's subject also. All I can say is the spoutings of his too-large group of panelists was largely unintelligible due to massive, non-stop overtalking, interrupting each other, lack of any cohesion and coherence in the group's comments because of too many crazies in the group and a host that didn't care to lead the group intelligently...... and also because of Hannity's obvious smug delight in allowing chaos, yelling and showboating among the participants to become the centerpiece of the show...with no concern at all on his part about the lack of any edification being provided to his viewing public plus being patently oblivious of the frustrations and discomfort he was putting his watchers through.

That utter bore, Karl Rove, led off Greta's hour. He talked weightily and ponderously on obscure facts and figures that led nowhere and that no one gives a flying flock about.....and after a few minutes of this human sedative who had nothing new to offer, I turned off the tube and tuned into FR to find out what the latest news and outrages are....and here I am, without BOR's hysteria, without Hannity's tone-deafness and without Rove's (and the equally-boring Greta's) stale discussions of dated material numbing my brain.....and I shall remain here on this board for a while tonight......and I can only say....thank you, Lord, what a relief it is!

Leni

(....pardon my "stream of consciousness" run-on sentences....it's late and I'm getting sleepy)

47 posted on 10/01/2013 8:27:14 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: BulletBobCo

If oloser can just grant exemptions why can’t congress just do the same?


48 posted on 10/01/2013 8:44:31 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: BulletBobCo

The are other suits. Some about the conscience issue, over 60 now. One about the origination clause. Probably more. We will defeat this monster and all its pernicious tentacles into our lives.


49 posted on 10/01/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Cyber Liberty

Standing seems to be something that needs to be addressed separately, as it is not in the Constitution. Surely citizens who are affected by tyranny have standing.


50 posted on 10/01/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT by firebrand
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