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Jan 19 08:03

Almost half French oppose publishing Mohammed cartoons: poll

Almost half of the French public oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

Jan 19 08:02

Charlie Hebdo: Muslim media anger at new cartoon

Newspapers across the globe respond to the "survivors' edition" of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo - featuring a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad - with a mixture of anger, concern and solidarity.

"With new cover of French paper, a new set of fears," says the New York Times on its front page, adding that there is a "dread that Charlie Hebdo may prompt further violence".

Jan 19 08:01

Tariq Ramadan: 'Double standard of freedom of expression'

Jan 18 12:46

Shots fired Saturday night near Biden's Delaware home

Shots were fired Saturday night near Vice President Biden’s home in Delaware, the Secret Service said Sunday.

The agency said multiple shots were fired from a vehicle being driven on a public road outside the security perimeter of the Wilmington, Del.-area home.

The vice president and wife Jill Biden were not home at the time of the incident.

Jan 18 09:28

Paris Attacks Work of US or Israeli Agents: France’s Le Pen

According to a report, published in The Independent, founder of France’s far right Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen has said that the Charlie Hebdo massacre may have been the work of an “intelligence agency”.

In an interview with a Russian newspaper Komsomolskaïa Pravda, Mr Le Pen, suggesting that the attack was the work of American or Israeli agents seeking to foment a civil war between Islam and the West, the report said.

Jan 18 09:27

NYC hired Rikers officers with gang ties, psychological issues – report

A report into the recruiting and hiring practices of the New York Correction Department found that more than one-third of the people hired had problems – criminal histories, mental issues – that should have disqualified them from the job.

Jan 18 09:21

Brooklyn DA to probe allegations NYPD officers planted guns

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced it is looking into whether or not six NYPD officers planted guns on innocent people in order to arrest them for illegal possession of firearms.

Jan 18 09:21

The Rothschilds Own Charlie Hebdo? Editors Girlfriend Works For The Rothschilds.

Jan 18 08:48

Welcome to the Oligarch Recovery – Majority of Public School Students are in Poverty for First Time in 50 Years

“When they first come in my door in the morning, the first thing I do is an inventory of immediate needs: Did you eat? Are you clean? A big part of my job is making them feel safe,” said Sonya Romero-Smith, a veteran teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary School in Albuquerque. Fourteen of her 18 kindergartners are eligible for free lunches.

She helps them clean up with bathroom wipes and toothbrushes, and she stocks a drawer with clean socks, underwear, pants and shoes.

From the Washington Post article: Majority of U.S. Public School Students are in Poverty

It’s a recovery so lopsided only Timothy Geithner or an oligarch could love it. Since 2008, U.S. economic policy has concentrated on funneling as much money as possible to billionaires, keeping the poor alive and submissive through government programs, and squeezing the middle class to death while at the same time holding out the carrot of hope that things will return to how they were before (they won’t).

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Please be aware that numbers like this do not just happen by accident.

Obama has been a master at waving his faux populism about,in order to get the masses to believe that he actually thinks this way.

But at the end of the day, he is no less a flunky to the monied classes who got him elected twice than was his predecessor, George Bush.

Jan 18 08:42

The Woman Who Thinks Reducing the Male Population by 90 Percent Will Solve Everything

The Femitheist is a 22-year-old criminology student with a three-year-old. One angry day in 2012 she took to the Internet to outline the brutal concept of International Castration Day. After posting it on YouTube she stepped out for a coffee. Returning home a few hours later, she found that all gnashing male hell had broken loose.

Her argument was that only through the reduction of the male population to between 1 and 10 percent of their current number we can approach “true equality”.

Jan 18 08:28

Chief of Obamacare rollout resigns amid allegations of misconduct

The top Obama official overseeing the so-called rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, commonly called ObamaCare, has notified the administration on Friday that she his leaving her position after serving five years. Marilyn Tavenner, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) administrator, said she will official vacate her office in February.

Tavenner's service included the rollout snafu in which the multi-million dollar HealthCare.gov website cause enormous problems for both the Obama administration and the Americans attempting to enroll. It also included allegations of "gaming the numbers" when it was discovered the administration released a report containing inflated enrollment statistics.

Jan 16 16:06

The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER...

Jan 16 15:32

Arizona University Cafe Offers Marshmallow “Gender Neutral Snow Being” to Not Offend LGBT Community

Arizona University’s Canyon Coffee shop is now offering a marshmallow “gender neutral snow being” instead of a marshmallow snowman so as not to offend women or the LGBT community.

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This is just getting silly!

Jan 16 13:52

Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states.

Jan 16 07:45

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE WARNS CONSUMERS TO BEWARE OF FAKE DEBT COLLECTORS

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning people to beware of a debt collection scam in which people pose as law enforcement officials or government agencies. Consumer complaints to the Attorney General reveal a sharp increase in Coloradans receiving threatening phone calls and emails from this particular fraudulent debt collector scam. By using personally identifiable information, including Social Security Numbers, the caller attempts to collect on alleged payday loan debt. Complaints about this scam have increased by 1350% between 2013 and 2014.

Jan 16 07:43

The Fundi-Gumbi's and the Hoodoo Cowboys.

I note where some alleged Muslim extremists broke into an intelligence operation disguised as a magazine and killed a dozen or so provocateurs. Why provocateurs? Let us paint a small example, even if it is irrelevant to what actually happened. Let's say you go and get yourself a sharp stick and then you head over to the dumpsters in Yellowstone and... you wait until the bears show up and then you go over to them and start jabbing them in the ass with the pointed end of the stick. What do you think might be the result of that? So... if you are a committed dumbass with no common sense, you publicly insult elements of a militant religion by slandering and defaming their founding prophet. Were what the press, that is owned by the people who actually did this, actually true, I would not want anyone thinking I defend such activity. I've no use for Fundie-Gumbi's or their bizarre beliefs.

Jan 15 21:06

US unaware of new geopolitical situation

Political analyst Dr. Wilmer Leon believes that the United States has no understanding of the current “geopolitical circumstance”.

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I concur!

Jan 15 15:46

2 Dead, 1 Arrested After Massive Anti-Terrorism Raids In Belgium

Belgium has raised its terror alert level from 3 to 4 for police forces (maintaining alert level 2 for everyone else) as it unleashes 10 raids in Verviers (near the capital) on returning Syrian fighters:

Jan 15 15:17

The Unimaginable Squalor of the Banker Army Displaced.

I could go out and buy a bottle of Stoli and sit down at my keyboard (which I no longer have) and do a whole bunch of melting nostalgia, early Tom Waits and terribly miss everything I thought I was and that would accomplish... certifiably nothing, except feeling bad the next day.

Jan 15 12:18

Another Fake FBI ‘Terror Plot’ – Informant Frames Christopher Lee Cornell in Ohio

Eager to capitalize on the media wave generated by the Paris Attacks, jobsworth FBI agents decided to accelerate the frame-up of 20 year old Christopher Lee Cornell (photo, left) from Cincinnati, Ohio, claiming the youth was planning a “pipe bomb attack” against the nation’s Capitol in Washington DC.

Amazingly, US media jumped all over this story, trying to somehow tie it to Paris, and also claim that Cornell was “linked to ISIS”, and that this was somehow an “ISIS-inspired attack”, only no attack actually took place.

Jan 15 11:21

Counter-terrorism raid in Verviers in Belgium leaves three dead

Three people have been killed in a counter-terrorism raid in Verviers in the eastern part of Belgium, local television reported Thursday.

The Belga news agency said a police operation near the center of the town went sour. Reuters said police haven’t yet confirmed any casualties, or identified any names of wounded or killed.

Jan 15 10:51

WHY THE PROPHET WOULD NOT/SHOULD NOT ASK FOR FORGIVENESS

‘All is forgiven’ states the latest cover toon at Charlie Hebdo, with yet another image of the Prophet Mohammed holding a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ sign. The edition was sold out hours after printing and went into a second one …. The Guardian reported that a record 3 million copies of the magazine, in 16 different languages, have been printed for the return to the newsstand on Wednesday. News sources claimed they were sold out within minutes.

FORGIVENESS?

FOR WHAT???

Jan 15 09:55

Pinellas County sheriff’s ‘In Dog We Trust’ rug flies under radar for weeks

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is changing out a rug that’s been displayed for some weeks in its front lobby, after an alert deputy noticed a massive misprint — “In Dog We Trust.”

Jan 15 09:11

Bombarded by threats over Charlie Hebdo coverage – not from Muslims, but from non-Muslims

Apparently, the threat against free speech in America is all too real. Only it’s not coming from Muslims, but from those dead set on attacking them.

Jan 15 08:26

Je ne Suis Pas Charlie!

Charlie who? Charlie Hebdo? Why would I want to align myself with cartoonists who show intolerance/prejudice to other cultures and religions?

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Jan 15 07:17

DHS run police departments are using ‘ShotSpotter’ to spy on public conversations

Gun fire on the streets of Camden can be captured by ‘Shotspotter’ a series of microphones designed to detect the sound of a gunshot and pinpoint its location to within 10-feet, before alerting police.

In one of Camden’s roughest neighborhoods the police don’t want to talk about specific locations, but the Shotspotter microphones are hidden in buildings and on roof tops throughout the streets.

The technology costs between $60,000 and $100,000 a year per square mile.

A MuckRock FOIA request revealed police departments are using USAI grants otherwise known as DHS grants across the country.

Jan 15 07:11

FLASHBACK - Israeli occupation carried out 72 attacks on journalists in Gaza

Israel’s occupation army has carried out 72 attacks on journalists in the Gaza Strip during its latest war on the territory which started on 7 July, Palestinian information ministry in Gaza said on Friday.

The number of violations rose after the death of journalists Sameh al-Arian and Mohamed Daher on Thursday. They died from injuries sustained during an Israeli attack.

Jan 14 16:29

Turkey and Russia: CIA, Israel, France Behind the Terror Attack

Conspiracy theories are sweeping through Turkey and Russia, where government officials and political analysts are accusing the CIA, Israeli intelligence or the French people of masterminding the terrorist attacks in Paris and blaming the Muslims for the violence.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is feeding the rumor mill in Turkey, a key NATO ally, while pro-Kremlin journalists and think tank specialists are spreading anti-Western fantasies in Russia, the Financial Times reports.

"The duplicity of the West is obvious," Erdogan told reporters in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday. "As Muslims we have never sided with terror or massacres. Racism, hate speech, Islamophobia are behind these massacres."

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And the paid shills hired to ridicule Turkey and Russia will start in three ... two ... one ...

Jan 14 15:33

Cindy McCain selected Blue Star spokesperson

Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona Senator John McCain, has been chosen national spokesperson for Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., it was announced by the national president Judy Dorsey.

The Blue Star Mothers of America is a not for profit organization that supports members of the Armed Forces, veterans and families of fallen heroes. The group is best know for care packages that are mailed throughout the year to service men and women.

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“I don’t care about this issue.” -- Cindy McCain, on the USS Liberty

UPDATE: Open reply by Phil Tourney

Dear Blue Star Mothers (Ms. Judy Dorsey),

It is with great pride and sadness I write this letter first I thank you for keeping faith in or fallen members who gave it all for this great country we love.

My sadness is you thumbing your noses of the gallant crew of our great ship USS Liberty where as 34 of my shipmates were murdered 174 others wounded including me.You do this as a cover -up for the ZIONIST STATE of Israel shame on you all of you!

Cindy McCain and her husband are at the core of the cover-up how dare you be part of history that covers up cold blooded murder of Americans on the high seas. It is incredible how she is now the national spokesperson for Blue Star Mothers of America after her email to James Morris (included at the following URL):

Cindy McCain on the USS LIBERTY COVERUP: “I don’t care about this issue.”:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/10/04/cindy-mccain-on-the- uss-liberty-coverup-i-dont-care-about-this-issue/

Your support for the murders of Americans by Israel is beyond reason to all of the crew and Americans that love America first not the ZIONIST STATE of Israel.

I think you should look at facts not fiction of war crimes an act of war put upon America by the ZIONIST State of Israel.

Respectfully,

Phillip Francis Tourney

Three time USS Liberty Veterans President Survivor

Combat wounded Veteran two tours of duty Vietnam

Author "WHAT I SAW THAT DAY"

Jan 14 15:19

Police Chief Helric Fredou Investigating Chalie Hebdo DIES MYSTERIOUSLY!

He killed himself before completing its report.

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Obviously there was something he was about to put into that report that "someone" did not like!

Jan 14 13:58

I’m not Charlie . . . I’m Maurice Sinet, fired by Charlie for anti-semitism

80-year-old Maurice Sinet, political cartoonist with Charlie Hebdo for 20 years, was fired in 2009 for his anti-Semitic cartoons mocking the relationship of former French President Sarkozy’s son with a wealthy Jewish woman.

Maurice Sinet, known to the world as Siné, faced charges of “inciting racial hatred” for a column he wrote in July 2009. “L’affaire Sine,” followed the engagement of Jean Sarkozy to Jessica Sebaoun-Darty, the Jewish heiress of a major consumer electronics company, the Darty Group. Commenting on rumours that Jean intended to convert from Catholicism to Judaism (Jessica’s religion) for social success, Siné quipped, “He’ll go a long way in life, that little lad.”

Jan 14 12:28

The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo

A core tenet of journalism is answering the question “why.” It’s the media’s duty to explain “why” an event happened so that readers will actually understand what they’re reading. Leave out the “why” and then assumptions and stereotypes fill in the blank, always readily supplied by politicians whose ridiculous answers are left unquestioned by the corporate media.

Because the real “why” was unexplained in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, an obviously false culprit was created, leading to a moronic national discussion in the U.S. media about whether Islam was “inherently” violent.

For the media to even pose this question either betrays a blinding ignorance about the Middle East and Islam, or a conscious willingness to manipulate public sentiment by only interviewing so-called experts who believe such nonsense.

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Jan 14 11:42

First 'Charlie Hebdo' issue since attack sells out

The first edition of Charlie Hebdo since terror attacks in Paris last week left 17 people dead sold out at newsstands across France shortly after going on sale Wednesday.

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Wow! That is really impressive when you think about it. One week ago, Charlie Hebdo was broke, asking for donations, and struggling to publish less than 50,000 copies of their magazine. Then their offices were attacked, their staff severely reduced, the survivors traumatized, and here we are just one week later with 3 million printed magazines in 16 languages all delivered to the newstands around the world?

Anyone who has ever worked in publishing knows this is an impossible feat. The lead time for content creation, translation into 16 languages, layout for those 16 versions, adding of additional printing resources, and supply chain time, all suggest this new issue had to be in production before last week's attack!


Jan 14 11:41

At least 10 killed as bus carrying prisoners slides off overpass in Texas

At least 10 people have died after a bus carrying inmates from one Texas prison to another slid off an overpass and was hit by a passing train, local officials say.

Jan 14 11:17

Play Israeli Youths’ Hilarious New “Push the Bibi” Video Game!

In the age of the political gaffe, how could Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu’s now-notorious push to the front of the memorial march in Paris last week not turn heads? Fellow Israelis did a collective facepalm and chided him for presenting “the pushy Israeli, the impolite Israeli” to the world during a moment of global mourning for the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and hostages killed in Paris.

But few went as far as the as-yet-unnamed young creators of “Push the Bibi,” a fun-poking arcade-style game that lets you navigate the Prime Minister to the front of the march. Featuring an image of Bibi wearing a crown, flanked by an Israeli and French flag, the game feels a little like midtown Manhattan during rush hour, but with a layer of bad PR. If your Bibi reaches the coveted spot between Angela Merkel and Ibrahim Keita, the game announces “Game over! Don’t try again.”

Jan 14 10:53

EU Governments: Charlie Hebdo is a good excuse for War

The EU governments got together on January 11th to condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo. However, they concluded that the best response is to curtail freespeech, ramp up propaganda, increase surveillance on citizens, and place a ban on the types of things Charlie Hebdo published.

Jan 14 10:25

Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

The FT is most stunned that in Russia the events in Charlie Hebdo are being equated to the 9/11 tragedy:

“For the last 10 years, so-called Islamist terrorism has been under the control of one of the world’s leading intelligence agencies,” Alexei Martynov, director of the International Institute for New States, a think-tank, told pro-Kremlin internet outlet LifeNews. “I am sure that some American supervisors are responsible for the terror attacks in Paris, or in any case the Islamists who carried them out.”

Jan 14 10:24

Albuquerque Cops Who Gunned Down Homeless Camper Face Murder Charges

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg’s office announced it filed criminal informations “in the Second Judicial Court in connection with the fatal shooting of James Boyd. The informations contain a single count of open murder against both Albuquerque Police Officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez.”

The DA’s office performed a rare but legal move in bypassing a grand jury in order to file the informations, which reportedly mark the first time an Albuquerque police officer is charged after shooting someone in the line of duty.

Jan 14 10:22

Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 38 Straight Months

The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—AKA food stamps--has topped 46,000,000 for 38th straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We're in an "economic recovery", MY ASTROLABE!!!!!

Some corporations may be doing better; but they are laying off employees; reducing employee benefits; parking large wads of cash off-shore (Luxembourg is the poster-child for this activity); and have armies of accountants and lawyers to find every possible loophole to make this possible.

Jan 14 10:20

House votes to cancel Obama amnesties

Brushing aside Democrats’ warnings of permanent political doom, House Republicans voted Thursday to cancel President Obama’s deportation amnesties, casting it as an effort to undo a runaway White House untethered either to the Constitution or even to its own words and promises.

In a debate freighted with political, symbolic and constitutional significance, House Speaker John A. Boehner read the 22 times Mr. Obama had denied he had the kinds of executive powers he ended up claiming last year when he announced his new amnesty, which applies to millions of illegal immigrants, granting them tentative legal status and work permits so they can compete legally for jobs.

Jan 14 10:14

The Importance of Being Angry

Anger is a vitally important evolutionary gift and without it we are perpetual victims. Anger has two primary evolutionary functions: to let us know when we are being threatened or attacked (whether by a more 'subtle' abuse or in an explicitly violent manner) while also giving us the power to respond effectively to this threat/attack.

The individual who is not afraid to be angry, will respond immediately, powerfully and, in virtually all cases, nonviolently to any threat or attack, warding off the attacking individual, for example, simply by clearly showing their anger (which is, of course, a clear defence in itself, and watching a snarling dog or wolf will readily convince you of the effectiveness of this form of defence).

Jan 14 10:09

For Sale To The Highest Bidder – How Middle Eastern Governments Are Buying Off The US Political Process

The quaint notion that the U.S. political system remotely resembles either a Republic or a Democracy should have been abandoned long ago. Any lingering illusions were surely extinguished last year, when an academic study empirically proved that the USA is nothing more than a corrupt oligarchy.

While having super rich and powerful American oligarchs running the show is one thing, the reality of the situation is actually far worse. Thanks to a recent article in Vice, we now know that foreign governments are aggressively employing their extraordinary wealth to advance their interests here on American soil. In many cases, these are autocratic regimes, which not only do not care about the best interests of the nation, they are often caught actively funding ISIS and even perpetuating 9/11 itself. Here are some excerpts from the piece:

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It doesn't surprise me that these former politicians are whores for the money - ANYONE'S money; but this behaviour simply makes abundantly, and painfully clear that they absolutely do not give a rat's anus about We the People.

Jan 14 09:18

Liberté d’expression : Dieudonné répond à Bernard Cazeneuve [En 5 langues]

It's a "free speech" when you insult and infuriate Muslims, but it's a "hate speech" when you anger Jews.

Jan 14 09:17

Je Suis F16

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Another point of view.

Jan 14 07:51

Extremists incorporated

The terror act waged on the city of Paris again demonstrates how the West's so-called war on terror works – or doesn't work. The extremists on both sides of this divide claim Paris a victory. For the innocent, it is another senseless and painful tragedy.

Jan 14 07:47

Rudy Giuliani Uses Charlie Hebdo Tragedy To Demand America Become A Police State

During an appearance on Fox & Friends Thursday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani used the terrorist attack on a French newspaper to insist that the United States needs to have a police presence inside all Muslim places of worship. Giuliani and the hosts also used the segment to criticize both President Obama and current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for their apparent unwillingness to condemn the religion of Islam for the attacks and fully embrace Islamophobia. Specifically, the former Republican Presidential candidate said de Blasio made an “irrational” act by pulling police out of Muslim mosques in New York.

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Jan 13 14:49

Russian Media, Turkish Politicians Suggest U.S., Israeli Involvement in Paris Attacks

Conspiracy theories are swirling around last week’s terror attacks in Paris, and beyond the customary fringe websites, they are being aired by Turkish politicians and mainstream Russian and Iranian media outlets.

Those making – or hinting at – the claims would have the world believe that U.S. or Israeli intelligence services were behind the attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket, which together with a street shooting left 17 victims and three terrorists dead over three days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't read the Turkish and Russian media. I figured out the Paris attacks were a Mossad/CIA/French false-flag all on my own!

Jan 13 14:46

Pelosi attack on GOP's blocking immigration amnesty absurd, say lawmen

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, on Monday fired-off another round of shots against the Republican majority in the House of Representatives this time accusing them of blocking the funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when the terrorist threat level is the highest it has been in years. Rep. Pelosi claimed that the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress want to protect Americans, while the Republicans claim that Obama and the Democrats have one goal: Increasing the number of Democrat voters. Yet critics of Obama and his backers in both houses of the U.S. Congress say that Pelosi's comments have long ago reached the level of absurdity.

Jan 13 13:07

JE NE SUIS PAS CHARLIE

We hear much about bloody events in Paris being an attack upon western traditions and freedom of the press, and I am sorry but such claims are close to laughable, even though there is nothing remotely funny about mass murder. It certainly is not part of the best western tradition to insult the revered figures of major religions. You are, of course, technically free to do so in many western countries – always remembering that in many of them, a wrong target for your satire will get you a prison term for “hate crimes” – but it does represent little more than poor judgement and extremely bad taste to exercise that particular freedom. What Charlie Hebdo does is not journalism, it is sophomoric jokes and thinly disguised propaganda. Hebdo’s general tone and themes place it completely outside the mythic tableau of heroic defender of free speech or daring journalism, it being very much a vehicle for the interests of American imperialism through NATO.

Jan 13 12:21

France moves to crack down on terror speech

French courts have started handing out prison sentences to outspoken supporters of the recent terror attacks in Paris, with a girl as young as 15 apprehended by police for referring to the Kouachis as “my brothers”.

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So much for freedom of expression!

Jan 13 12:08

Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

It was less than 48 hours ago when Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17 people killed by ISIS-supporting extremists. Then, almost the moment he got back, things changed, and as the FT politely paraphrases what transpired, the "country’s president struck a much more confrontational tone." That's one way of putting it. Another is that the former PM and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of NATO-member Turkey did the unthinkable: accused the west, and French citizens in particular, of staging the Charlie Hebdo murder in order to blame Muslims, even as the mayor of Ankara said "Mossad is definitely behind such incidents?.?.?.?it is boosting enmity towards Islam."

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Jan 13 11:11

Charlie Hebdo Shootings - Censored Video

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Time to repost this video, in part because the government and corporate media do not want you to see it and partly to point out that yesterday this video had more than 2,000,000 views, but strangely today the view count is much lower! :)

Jan 12 15:16

If Muslims Are Responsible for Muslim Terrorism …

Jan 12 12:11

White House admits: We screwed up not sending higher-ranking officials to Paris

The White House admitted Monday that more prominent U.S. officials should have been in Paris on Sunday for a historic unity march.

“I think it’s fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday.

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"But we didn't dare upstage Netanyahu. After all, it's his party!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 12 11:23

Ditching the Dollar

One of the symptoms of a declining empire is that it becomes less and less productive and therefore less relevant to other countries. Any empire, whilst in its prime, will have a strong currency. As its productive relevance declines, so will its currency. Invariably, its leaders attempt to keep the currency strong, in spite of the decline in national relevance. Rather than return to a more productive condition, the empire almost invariably resorts to force.

The US has been unusually forceful in this regard. In order to retain the dollar as the currency upon which oil is denominated and paid for, the US has attacked countries (Iraq, Libya) when their leaders have announced that they will, in future, accept other currencies or gold as payment for oil.

Jan 12 09:34

Israel: ‘Je Suis Hypocrite’

It is no small irony that the West, who now so vociferously speak against the so-called “intolerance of Islam” (while practicing their own censorship), should seek comfort and support from Israelis, of all people, who now too eagerly sing the hymns of free speech, while being one of the most egregious perpetrators of violence against journalists the world has ever known. Indeed, last year alone, Israelis achieved the dubious honor of being named the world’s second most lethal state against journalists, according to the watchdog Reporters Without Borders.

Jan 12 09:04

Paris attack designed to shore up France’s vassal status: Paul Craig Roberts

A former White House official says the terrorist attack that killed 12 people on Wednesday in Paris was a false flag operation “designed to shore up France’s vassal status to Washington.”

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, made the remarks in an article published on Thursday.

“The suspects can be both guilty and patsies. Just remember all the terrorist plots created by the FBI that served to make the terrorism threat real to Americans,” he wrote.

Jan 12 09:01

Need To Know

Some voiced discomfort that the march’s dominant slogan became “Je suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie,” because despite unwavering support for free speech, they feel the cartoons the magazine has published in its history are offensive, and in some cases amount to hate speech. Then there was criticism that among the 40 or so world leaders who led the Paris march were some — including from Israel, Egypt, Russia, and France itself — who have questionable records on free speech. Then there was this comment from a veteran Charlie Hebdo cartoonist: “We vomit on all those people who are suddenly saying they are our friends.”

Jan 12 08:49

35 Things Wrong With America

Jan 12 08:33

AirAsia QZ8501 black box found - Indonesia authorities

It’s still unclear what flight recorder the Indonesian authorities are talking about, as passenger jets are usually equipped with two black boxes: one recording the crew, and the other storing specific aircraft performance parameters.

After they are recovered, full decryption can take up to two weeks, but the preliminary results may be released after two days if serious damage has been avoided.

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As of the most recent report, BOTH recorders have been found.

Jan 12 08:32

Paris Attackers Funded by Pentagon Dinner Guest, and 5 Other ''Coincidences''

Not only was Anwar Al Awlaki a senior leader in Al Qaeda, he also infamously spent dinner with top brass at the Pentagon shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks in Washington, New York, and over Pennsylvania.

Jan 12 08:12

Spitting On Other People’s Prophets Is Not A Western Value

In 2009, The Jerusalem Post published an exposé of the growing tendency of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem to spit on their Christian neighbours. (‘Mouths Filled with Hatred’, By Larry Derfner The JPost, Nov. 26, 2009). Israel Shahak also commented on Jewish hatred of Christianity and its symbols, suggesting, “Dishonouring Christian religious symbols is an old religious duty in Judaism.” According to Shahak, “spitting on the cross, and especially on the Crucifix, and spitting when a Jew passes a church, have been obligatory from around AD 200 for pious Jews.”

Interestingly, Jewish spitting has had an impact on the urban landscape of Europe. The following can be read in a ‘Travel Guide for Jewish Europe.’

Jan 11 16:41

Je Suis Gaza!

Jan 11 16:39

France Warns 'Terror Cells' Have Been Activated, US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

Be afraid, be very afraid. While French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Friday "The nation is relieved tonight," after the two standoffs concluded, as CNN reports, the French government's work is not over. French law enforcement officers have been told to erase their social media presence and to carry their weapons at all times because terror sleeper cells have been activated over the last 24 hours in the country, according to a French police source. Investigations continue into which terrorist group was ultimately responsible and, not be outdone in the fearmongery, The US State Department has issued a Worldwide Caution warning travelers, of the "continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world." Thank goodness we have the governments to protect us.

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Jan 11 10:43

FLASHBACK - 'Anti-Semitic' satire divides liberal Paris

The piece was published without controversy - until several days later, when a radio presenter referred to it as anti-Semitic. The families of those concerned were said to be 'sickened'. Val, who took the controversial decision to re-publish a Danish newspaper's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed two years ago in the name of freedom of the press, agreed that the piece was offensive and told its author to apologise.
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Siné refused, saying he would rather 'cut his own nuts off' and was, more or less, fired.

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So here we have Charlie Hebdo, being lionized as martys to freedom of expression for publishing this...

This...

And this!

And they FIRED one of their staff for "Anti-Semitism!"

Jan 11 10:30

Mourning Charlie Hebdo Journalists, While Ignoring that US-NATO State-Sponsored Terrorism is the “Number One Killer” of Journalists

In the wake of the terrorist attack by self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda operatives killing 12 people including 8 journalists from the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the Western elite and mainstream media display of compassion and indignation highlights their complaisance towards Western and Israeli state terrorism.

Jan 11 10:03

J’ACCUSE CHARLIE

France is going to give Charlie Hebdo a million Euros to “support free speech” for a magazine that was on the verge of failure because nobody bought it, offended Christians and Jews, but fired one of their writers for anti-Semitism!

Jan 11 09:58

Charlie Hebdo Shootings - Censored Video

Jan 11 09:44

The false debate between freedom of expression and religious extremism

After the deadly attack, many cartoonists reduced the event to a confrontation between an armed, bearded jihadist and a pen. A simple representation, yet it is both powerful and misleading.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, George W. Bush and many like-minded politicians and media outlets confined the attacks to a fight between evil (the "Islamic terrorists") and good (the United States and its allies), or between the free world (led by the United States) and oppression (led by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban).

When Bush famously proclaimed "you are either with us or you're with the terrorists," he truly believed that he had received a divine message to liberate Muslim countries from oppression. He consequently built all of his political and war strategies around this sort of "prophecy."

Jan 11 09:43

Central Bankers Push The Recovery Illusion Before The False Flag Event

Jan 11 09:43

Man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin arrested for aggravated assault

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the murder of an unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge in Florida. Zimmerman has had multiple encounters with the law in the year and a half since his acquittal.

Jan 11 09:37

'Sara Kensington' - very regal new name for girl in Epstein sex case

A beautiful blonde who allegedly recruited schoolgirls for sexual encounters with a paedophile friend of Prince Andrew has been ‘rewarded’ with a lavish jet-set lifestyle, complete with a new identity.

According to legal documents, Sarah Kellen, 31, managed a harem of under-age ‘sex slaves’ at a Palm Beach mansion in Florida where the Duke of York was treated to massages by Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier who is under investigation by the FBI for alleged sex-trafficking.

As revealed by our photograph, however, Kellen is now moving in rather more elite circles... after dyeing her hair brown and adopting a false name.

Jan 11 09:19

Ex-prime minister calls ISIS 'deformed child of arrogant Western policy'

Former French Prime Minister Dominique De Villepin has said that he holds Western foreign policy responsible for the multiplication of terrorism hotspots around the world. He added that he regards ISIS as the "deformed child" of this policy, which he described as arrogant and erratic. Speaking to France's BFM TV, De Villepin said that the decision by US President Barack Obama to form an international alliance to fight ISIS was ludicrous and dangerous.

Jan 10 21:03

PARIS SHOOTING IN PLAIN SIGHT (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Jan 10 15:38

JE SUIS MOI ...

Jan 10 15:06

No Blood? Reporter at Paris Shooting Aftermath Says “You Can See the Blood on the Ground Which Has Been Put There”

Yesterday, a slowed down video released on YouTube showed what was purported to be a police officer executed on the streets of Paris by Islamic terrorists.

Bizarrely, the video shows no weapon recoil and no blood, even after the officer was reportedly shot in the head at point black range with an AK47.

Now video has emerged today, in which a reporter, following up on the aftermath, stands where the cop was shot, and lets a rather strange sentence pop out of his mouth:

“The spot where he fell has already been marked by candles, by some flowers which have been laid here. This area was largely cordoned off last night so not many people could have come here so there’s not much sign of presence. You can see the blood on the ground which has been put there.“

Jan 10 10:10

Michael F Rivero - Facebook

Okay, my profile is now a Fan page so I can have more than 5000 friends/followers.

If you submitted a friend request in the last couple weeks, please resend.

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The story here is that for the last several months I have been hitting that 5000 upper limit on the number of facebook friends one can have in a profile. Facebook does not provide easy ways to cull inactive friends or even find and delete friends who have closed their facebook accounts, and despite lots of playing with outside scripts, trying to fit everyone in was becoming a real pain, especially since a flood of new friend requests started pouring in after the Paris "terrorist" attack. So I have converted to a Facebook Fan page, which removes the limits, but also some functionality.

If you attepted to become a friend or follower in the last few weeks, and did not get a reply, please try again. Thanks.

Jan 10 09:52

West’s sickening moral hijack of Paris massacre

French President Francois Hollande declared a national day of mourning, flags are being flown at half-mast on government buildings and town halls, and the bells of Notre Dame Cathedral in the French capital rang out to pay respect for the victims.

But let’s put the slaughter of the French journalists and twopolicemen in perspective. Almost every week, a similar number of people are killed in air strikes and aerial drone attacks carried out by the US and its NATO allies, including France, in countries across Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Jan 10 09:12

FBI releases sketch of ‘person of interest’ in Colorado NAACP bombing

The FBI released a sketch on Friday of a man possibly linked to a homemade bomb that exploded behind NAACP offices in central Colorado earlier this week, but investigators would not speculate on a motive for the blast.

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Surprise, surprise! I am now banned from commenting on Raw Story!

Jan 10 08:55

Albuquerque cop shot by fellow police officer during drug bust

Jan 10 08:20

EXCLUSIVE: Now Ferguson prosecutor is accused of lying about evidence in ANOTHER grand jury which cleared police of killing two unarmed black men

Now, State Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has been accused of using the secrecy of the grand jury to ‘cover up’ racism and inequity; of withholding evidence through ‘significant’ redactions in the public evidence dump; of falsely suggesting that the grand jury was unified in its final verdict and of lying before – 15 years ago - under uncannily similar circumstances.

Jan 09 16:20

Warning to Nations: Don't Cross Israel

With France taking measures decisively sympathetic to Islam, why would Muslim zealots suddenly choose THIS MOMENT to murder a dozen French citizens, an act that would certainly turn French public opinion against Muslims and in favor of Israel?

Jan 09 10:56

If Paris Killers Had Western Media on Their Side

Freedom Fighters Gun Strike in Europe Is Said to Have Killed 12 Militants

Jan 09 10:37

Fear of terror may lead to job burnout over time

Terrorist attacks around the world continue to grow in scope and severity. In the aftermath of such attacks, authorities are usually quick to address the needs of victims and their relatives. But what about terrorism's impact on a general public seemingly distant from the scene of attacks—"indirect" victims of terror?

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Jan 09 09:39

Regret Publishing Erroneous Article

A story reporting on conspiracy theorists who allege a link between Israeli intelligence and the Paris shootings should never have been published and we have therefore removed it from our site. The story was beneath our standards and we apologize for this basic lapse in judgement.

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IBI Times of India,as it appears, was forced to apologize for an article linking Israel to attack in Paris.

Now how many times you see news organization appologize for Arabs, lies or even anybody for that matter.


Jan 09 08:11

Amidst A Religious War in Europe Or Is It Just another False Flag Operation?

French people should be asking what led members of their society to commit such cold blood murders against their fellow citizens.

France should ask itself why it has been dropping bombs on Muslims. Who enthusiastically advocated these ‘interventionist’ wars? What was the role of Bernard-Henri Lévy, the prime advocate of the war against Libya for instance?

What was all this French fuss about the burka? Who led this war on Muslims at the heart of Europe? Was it really in the name of tolerance?

Freedom and laughter are precious indeed, but isn’t it the French ‘socialist’ government that has been harassing and banning the best and most successful comedian in France, Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, because he satirized the Holocaust religion? Who pushed the French government to take such harsh actions against an artist; wasn’t it the Jewish lobby group CRIF?

Jan 09 08:08

10 Insane Right-Wing Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

The massacre at Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine in Paris, has launched a thousand right-wing, Islamophobic responses, as you might expect it would. As Cenk Uygur aptly put it, “It is a vat of ignorance, fear and hatred over at Fox News,” Uygur said. “There is no bottom to that barrel.”

Nope, there isn’t, although the vat is bubbling in other quarters as well. A sampling:

Jan 09 08:08

The right-wing domestic terror plot you didn’t hear about this week

Following the murder of two NYPD officers in New York City, much of the political right moved to blame Mayor de Blasio and other progressive critics of police brutality for inciting the violence, claiming that the mentally ill man who was behind the attack was motivated by left-wing rhetoric.

That narrative doesn’t fit very well with a terror case brought this week by the FBI against three Georgia men, all members of a right-wing militia that plotted to attack police and others. Wednesday, Terry Peace, Brian Cannon and Cory Williamson pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, as well as charges of conspiring to defraud the government.

Jan 09 07:30

Another copy of the video from the Charlie Hebdo staged false-flag proving man on the ground was not actually shot.

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YouTube and Vimeo keep taking them down .. and we'll just keep putting them back up!

Jan 09 07:01

FLASHBACK - Liberman, Mossad Men Reportedly Met Top Arab Official in Paris

There has been a series of confusing reports and counter-reports according to which a senior Israeli minister – apparently Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman – met on December 25 with an Arab personage in Paris. Liberman is denying the reports and there are conflicting versions regarding the identity of the person he met. Initial reports named the person he met as Mohammed Dahlan, a Fatah terrorist leader and the chief rival of Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas, but these are now being denied.

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So, Liberman and Mossad meet with an Arab "terrorist" leader in Paris on Christmas, and now France is hit withg multiple terror attacks that benefits Israel's agenda. Dahlan's payoff is likely Israel's help for him to replace Abbas.

No WONDER the earlier reports are being denied!

Jan 09 06:57

Paris Terror Attack: 2nd Hostage Situation Reported in France

With negotiations underway in a hostage standoff with the suspected gunmen in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office, a second hostage situation was reported in eastern Paris Friday, police told ABC News.

Heavily armed SWAT teams moved into Porte de Vincennes after the second hostage situation developed at a kosher grocery, involving a gunman and at least one hostage. Police told ABC News that a suspect in a Thursday fatal shooting of a police officer in Paris's Monrouge area -- identified as Amedi Coulibaly, 32 -- is believed to be involved with the grocery standoff.

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"How many more terror attacks do I have to do ... I mean, how many more terror attacks have to happen, before you let me kill all the Palestinians?" -- Nodding Yahoo

"How many more terror attacks do I have to do ... I mean, how many more terror attacks have to happen, before you let me invade Iran?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 08 15:45

CHARLIE HEBDO WHERE'S THE BLOOD?

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The absence of blood is curious, but if you look closely at the slow motion at 1:03 you will see that the gunshot fired at the cop on the ground (who happens to be Muslim) actually misses him and strikes the pavement several inches past him.

But the main reason I wanted to post this is that it confirms that an Israeli media deputy editor "just happened" to be there to get the scenes on video.

UPDATE: I am receiving emails that the unedited video showing that the gunshot misses the man on the ground are being pulled down from services like Vimeo because of "disgusting content", which is apparently code-speak for "embarrassing revelation that undermines the official story." So grab a copy off the web while you still can!

UPDATE 2: YouTube just yanked the version above. Here is another.

Jan 08 14:44

House passes 40-hour workweek for Obamacare; Dems buck Obama veto threat

The House passed a bill Thursday that defines full-time work under Obamacare as a traditional 40 hours, with a dozen Democrats choosing to rebuff President Obama’s veto threat before the measure heads for a tougher test in the Senate.

Jan 08 12:52

FLASHBACK 2009 - Charlie Hedbo fired a writer for a joke they said as anti-semitic - then he was charged with a hate crime

Maurice Sinet, 80, who works under the pen name Sine, faces charges of "inciting racial hatred" for a column he wrote last July in the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The piece sparked a summer slanging match among the Parisian intelligentsia and ended in his dismissal from the magazine.

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So, Freedom of speech only applies if you target Muslims!!!

Jan 08 12:24

Policing comes to a stop in New York, people get along peacefully and society continues

We are constantly reminded by State institutions, from lecture halls to mainstream "news" organizations, that if it weren't for the police out there arresting everybody, society would break down immediately.

Oh there will be the motorcycle gangs with flamethrowers invading supermarkets, the wild-eyed adolescents disobeying teachers and leaving school, the religious conservatives forming new dictatorships, the horde of unwashed illegal immigrants urinating on our golf courses, the rabid murder parties and fornication spilling onto the streets, zoo animals escaping and mauling the children - the end of human civilization.

Well, there has finally been a "virtual stoppage" of police activity in New York, and the people there are... reading blogs, working, buying groceries, watching netflix, waiting in lines, saying hi to strangers, checking facebook. Same as usual. It looks like they haven't murdered each other yet.

Of course they haven't.

Jan 08 12:20

Amidst A Religious War in Europe Or Is It Just another False Flag Operation?

While every anti terror expert has agreed that the attack on Charlie Hebdo yesterday was a professional job, it seems pretty amateurish for a ‘highly trained terrorist’ to leave his ID behind. And since when does a terrorist take his ID on an operation? One possible explanation is that the so-called terrorists needed a few extra hours to leave France or disappear. They had to fool the French police and intelligence into searching the wrong places and the wrong people. Is it possible that they simply planted a stolen or forged ID card in the car they left behind?

If this was the scenario, it is possible that the attack yesterday had nothing to do with ‘Jihadi terrorism.’ It is quite probable that this was another false flag operation. Who could be behind it? Use your imagination...

Jan 08 10:42

USA/PALESTINE ~~ STUDENT SOLIDARITY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND

Birzeit students hold solidarity event with Black struggle in US

Jan 08 10:38

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew's paedo billionaire pal 'bullied journalist into suppressing exposé'

A journalist who planned to expose the Wall Street tycoon at the centre of the Prince Andrew “sex slave” saga says he bullied her into silence.

Vicky Ward claims that in 2002 two young sisters gave her harrowing accounts of how convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein had molested them.

British-born Vicky said Epstein “attacked both me and my sources” and “spooked” everyone at America’s influential Vanity Fair magazine out of printing the girls’ stories.

Her decision to speak out comes a week after it emerged that Virginia Roberts had claimed in court papers that she was forced to sleep with Prince Andrew when she was Epstein’s 17-year-old “sex slave”.

Jan 08 09:10

Militant flags, petrol bombs found [or planted] in Paris attack getaway car: Source

French investigators found a dozen Molotov cocktails and two militant flags in the getaway car used in the massacre at a Paris magazine, a source close to the case told AFP Thursday

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This is starting to look like a cheap detective movie, where the clues are always in clear view of the camera to make sure the audience sees them!

It reminds me of a line spoken by detective Hercule Poirot in "The Orient Express", when looking at a murder scene, "There are too many clues in this room!" Ultimately, the clues turn out to be planted fakes leading a false trail away from the real killers.

Jan 08 08:47

Charlie Hebdo shooting suspect defended by classmates on Twitter

Classmates of an 18-year-old accused of being the getaway driver in the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris on Wednesday have defended him on Twitter, saying he was in class when masked gunmen opened fire.

Mourad Hamyd turned himself in to police in his home town of Charleville-Mézières, near the Belgian border, after he was named as one of three suspects in the attack, which killed 12, and saw his name on social media.

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Weird. That egg-timer just ran out! :)

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