Police Go Undercover for Months, Spend Thousands to Bust FSU Quarterback with Tiny Bit of Weed

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Tallahassee, FL — Proving police are more interested in making high-profile arrests of cannabis users than they are in going after more serious unsolved crimes, authorities raided Florida State University quarterback Deondre Francois’ apartment in a quest to find the college quarterback in possession of the semi-prohibited plant. The costly months-long investigation saw investigators digging through Francois’ trash all in an effort to collect enough evidence for a search warrant.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, an anonymous male tipster stated he saw a grocery bag filled with cannabis while he was a guest inside Francois’ apartment in February. Acting on the anonymous allegation, Tallahassee police started digging through the quarterback’s trash months. According to the report, his trash was searched on four separate occasions and trash pickup usually occurs weekly.

The collection of trash reportedly yielded cannabis residue, weed dust, and was used to obtain a search warrant of his apartment. Last Thursday, Francois’ apartment was searched and 17 grams of marijuana were discovered. According to ESPN, the quarterback claimed the weed belonged to his girlfriend. Nevertheless, Francois was punished.

The FSU football player was not arrested nor charged with any felonies. Instead, he’ll have to attend a drug diversion program which will likely involve random drug testing for a period of time, usually a year.

FSU’s new football coach, Willie Taggart is standing beside his player. He said he met with Francois and discussed the incident which the team will be handling internally. Taggart told reporters:

He’s still with our football team … We talked about his responsibility as a student athlete here, and he understands my expectations and what I’m looking for, especially when it comes to our quarterback.

Some who do not understand the politics surrounding why cannabis is still illegal under federal law may be quick to judge Francois and ask the question, “Why would such an up and coming quarterback, who plays for one of the nation’s best teams, run the risk of getting kicked out of college and forfeit a potential NFL contract?” The answer may be something as simple as Francois may just be using cannabis as the best medicine for a chronic brain condition which affects nearly everyone who plays football.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was discovered by Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu, a Nigerian-American forensic pathologist and is believed to be a brain condition which reaches epidemic proportions among football players, soccer players, and other athletes who experience repeated blows to the head while playing contact sports. Since the landmark discovery, several scientific studies have been conducted which reveal quite startling statistics.

Ninety-nine percent of the brains of former NFL players have shown symptoms of CTE. And eighty-eight percent of former collegiate players’ brains were shown to have CTE.

“What does CTE have to do with Francois’ arrest?” one might be tempted to ask. The answer is common sense and serves not only to illustrate America’s failed attempt to wage a destructive war on cannabis users, but also monumental ignorance about how cannabis helps sufferers of CTE.

Statistically speaking, Francois likely has CTE. Sufferers complain of the following symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty planning, organizing, prioritizing, paying attention, and starting tasks
  • Confusion
  • Depression or suicidal behavior
  • Impulsivity and impaired judgment
  • Anger, aggressiveness, and irritability
  • Progressive dementia

Several NFL players with CTE have committed suicide over its effects, with some even donating their brains for research following the termination of their lives. The condition should be treated with the best medicine available. To many former NFL football players, cannabis is the best natural medicine available.

Currently, cannabis’ effects on CTE are being studied by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, among other research institutions. But for former players like Eugene Monroe, a Baltimore Ravens tackle, the ability of cannabis to fight CTE is without rival. Monroe said, “We now know that [opioids] are not as safe as doctors thought, causing higher rates of addiction…and we have cannabis, which is far healthier, far less addictive, and quite frankly, can be better in managing pain.”

Frankly, the Tallahassee PD should give Francois his medicine back, apologize for digging through his trash and leave the man alone. The only thing Francois could have done to prevent his cannabis shaming would have been to have obtained a Florida medical marijuana card, and used his medicine legally, without fear some cop would dig through his trash to hold it against him in a court of law.

However, lawmakers, growers, and the inaccessibility of dispensaries in Florida are hampering the enactment of Florida’s medical marijuana program. It’s time law enforcement, legislatures, and medical entities in Florida get their proverbial act together and stop shaming pot smokers. Spending thousands of tax dollars on a victimless crime, violating one’s privacy, and denying a football player access to his medicine is a crying shame.

Francois now has to do community service, avoid any criminal activity for a period up to a year, and must also pay a fine of $100 for prosecution to the state attorney’s office. Coach Taggart noted Francois now has to be more careful:

He’s got to be smart about who he’s around and what he’s around, and make good decisions…I advise him to just make sure he’s around his teammates all the time.

That seems like good advice, but better advice might be to drop out of FSU, sign a fat contract with the Canadian Football League and enjoy all the weed you want as Canada is about to legalize this medicine on a national level.

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Saudi Arabia Exposed as Secret Hand Behind Ongoing Syrian Regime Change Operation

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Washington, D.C. – A revealing report by the Foreign Policy Journal from 2016 lays the groundwork for explaining many of the geopolitical manifestations we are currently seeing at play between the triumvirate of the United States, United Kingdom and France, and Russia—and how it relates directly to the Saudi role in the ongoing Syria regime change operation.

An internal cable from within the Saudi Arabian government, released by WikiLeaks in the summer of 2015 as part of “The Saudi Cables” explained that the Kingdom feared Russian intervention and Syrian retaliation, but was set on Assad’s violent ouster “by all means available,” even if U.S. support waivers for “lack of desire.” Furthermore, Saudi Arabia miscalculated that the “Russian position” of preserving the Assad government “will not persist in force.”

Below is an excerpt of the Saudi cable:

“The fact must be stressed that in the case where the Syrian regime is able to pass through its current crisis in any shape or form, the primary goal that it will pursue is taking revenge on the countries that stood against it, with the Kingdom and some of the countries of the Gulf coming at the top of the list. If we take into account the extent of this regime’s brutality and viciousness and its lack of hesitancy to resort to any means to realize its aims, then the situation will reach a high degree of danger for the Kingdom, which must seek by all means available and all possible ways to overthrow the current regime in Syria. As regards the international position, it is clear that there is a lack of ‘desire’ and not a lack of ‘capability’ on the part of Western countries, chief among them the United States, to take firm steps…”

By all measures, the Russian military’s intervention in Syria has been a resounding success for the Assad government and staved off the forces set loose upon the Syrian government by Saudi Arabia and its numerous terror proxies—one of which is Jaysh al-Islam—the Islamist rebel group that was holding Douma when the alleged chemical attack blamed on the Assad government took place.

Without question, the Syrian government, while not in control of all the physical territory of Syria, has essentially won the war—although the United States and Kurd proxies hold vast swaths of land that hold oil, gas and water resources vital to the rebuilding of a contiguous Syrian state.

So let’s rewind to November of 2017. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, widely known as MBS, ordered the mass arrest and detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton of more than 300 Saudi princes and business leaders. The move was widely touted as a way to recover billions in lost revenue—but largely served as a means of consolidating power due to his recent unexpected succession to the throne. Although the Saudi government claimed the accusations of brutality were “absolutely untrue,” shares in several Saudi-owned enterprises plummeted.

To bolster his legitimacy, MBS undertook a major “charm offensive” in an attempt to prime the U.S. market for the upcoming initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi state oil company Aramco, which experts predict will have a valuation in the range of $1 trillion to $2 trillion. The sale of a 5 percent stake in the company could take place at the end of 2018 or early 2019, depending on market conditions, Prince Mohammed told Reuters in an interview.

A leaked 36-page document copy of MBS’ itinerary, revealed by The Independent in an exclusive report, detailed the list of power-elite the Saudi leader has met or is expected to meet with:

On Tuesday alone in New York City, the prince is believed to have met with former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, ex-president Bill and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, New York state senator Chuck Schumer, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres and businessman and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

Other notable media meetings include dinner with The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, Rupert Murdoch, the head of The Atlantic’s editorial board Jeffrey Goldberg, meetings with the editorial boards of The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as interviews with Time and Vanity Fair.  

Current government officials on MBS’s schedule include CIA director (and nominee for new US secretary of state) Mike Pompeo, vice president Mike Pence, senior advisor and unofficial Middle East envoy Jared Kushner, national security adviser HR McMaster and defence secretary James Mattis…

He is also meeting past luminaries such as Barack Obama, John Kerry, Gen David Petraeus and Condoleezza Rice, as well as paying a visit to George W Bush’s Texas ranch. 

Other notable meets outside of politics include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Tim Cook of Apple and the CEOs of Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Uber, the Walt Disney Company and Lockheed Martin.

Which brings us to Craig Murray, a former UK Ambassador, who lays out an interesting timeline to consider. Note that the aforementioned U.S. power tour by MBS began on March 19:

March 4 2018 Sergei and Yulia Skripal are attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury

March 6 2018 Boris Johnson blames Russia and calls Russia “a malign force”

March 7 2018 Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives in London for an official visit

March 13 2018 Valeri Gerasimov, Russian Chief of General Staff, states that Russia has intelligence a fake chemical attack is planned against civilians in Syria as a pretext for US bombing of Damascus, and that Russia will respond militarily.

March 19 2018 Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives in Washington for an official visit

April 8 2018 Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives in Paris for an official visit

April 8 2018 Saudi funded jihadist groups Jaysh al Islam and Tahrir al-Sham and UK funded jihadist “rescue group” The White Helmets claim a chemical weapons attack occurred in their enclave of Douma the previous day – just before its agreed handover to the Syrian army – and blame the Syrian government.

April 11 2018 Saudi Arabia pledges support for attack on Syria

April 14 2018 US/UK/French attack on Syria begins.

Murray connects the Skripa poisoning to Syria and posits that rather than Moscow attacking the Skripals, as asserted by the British government, the event was actually a false flag meant to be blamed on Russia, as meant of further ostracizing them on the international stage.

The former British diplomat said, “from the start, I pointed to the conflict in Syria as a likely motive. That puts Saudi Arabia (and its client jihadists), Saudi Arabia’s close ally Israel, the UK and the USA all in the frame in having a powerful motive in inculcating anti-Russian sentiment prior to planned conflict with Russia in Syria. Any of them could have attacked the Skripals.”

“Today, Theresa May is claiming—astonishingly—that the UK attack on Syria is ‘to deter chemical weapons attacks in Syria and the UK’. I don’t think the motive for a Skripal false flag could be more starkly demonstrated,” Murray added.

Additionally, Russia has directly accused the UK and White Helmets group of engaging in a false flag operation in Douma, claiming they have “irrefutable proof” of the collusion meant to frame the Syrian government for the attack. The British government denies these claims and calls them Russian propaganda.

Without question, the most vociferous advocates of military action against the Syrian government—outside of Saudi Arabia and Israel—are as Murray calls them “the Blairites in the UK and the Clinton Democrats in the USA,” noting that the “self-described ‘centrists’ are actually the unhinged extremists in today’s politics.

Weeks prior to the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Russia warned that they had intelligence that indicated rebel groups were planning to engage in a plot to frame the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack.

Murray and many other experts are concerned that the alliance to topple the Assad government “will not stop but continue to push, testing how far they can go in weakening Syrian government forces to promote their jihadist allies on the ground before they spark a real Russian reaction.”

The risk of miscalculation could potentially result in a drastic escalation and turn Syria into the roots of a regional or global conflict if Russian military personnel or assets are targeted or hit by western attacks. With Russia having given numerous warnings regarding retaliatory measures, this type of scenario is not out of the question.

Why are the governments of the United States and the UK acting as lapdogs for the Saudi Monarchy’s ongoing regime change operation in Syria when there is a distinct possibility of it leading to direct confrontation between the U.S. and Russia? The trillion dollar IPO of Aramco most likely plays a large role in this power dynamic, as well as geopolitical pipeline politics.

One thing is clear, the real hidden hand working non-stop at regime change in Syria has always been the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as evidenced by the internal cable released by WikiLeaks. Saudi Arabia has financed Islamist jihadis in Syria and provided them with arms throughout the conflict. While the security services of the U.S., UK, and France have played a pivotal role, and worked in concert with the Saudi initiative, make no mistake that the MBS and the Saudi government are the driving force behind the ongoing regime change operation.

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BREAKING: US Intel Officials Just Admitted US Bombed Syria with No Proof of Sarin Attack

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Over the weekend, the United States led a coordinated attack—along with French and British forces—on the sovereign country of Syria. The attack consisted of hundreds of missiles which were recorded hitting civilian targets and also reportedly struck a cancer research facility. And now, we are learning that all of it was based on an alleged use of sarin gas for which they had no evidence.

According to a report from CNN today, US intelligence agencies have admitted that they were not certain the Assad regime had used the nerve agent sarin against civilians—but launched the massive attack anyway.

Officials merely claimed that they were confident Assad did use chemical weapons and that was enough for the attack.

According to CNN, the lack of complete information played a role in deciding not to strike a larger set of targets including airfields, aircraft and helicopters, one defense official said. Others factors, like Russian positioning, also played a role in the decisions.

After the strikes Friday night, the French and British governments also released the supposed evidence they had to justify the act of war carried out by allied nations in Syria. The reports admitted to not having any actual intelligence and the “evidence” was based on “open source” information widely available on the internet.

These open source accounts were little more than videos and testimonies from groups such as the White Helmets—who have been known to create fake videos, support terrorists, and much more. 

On Tuesday, it was also reported that Secretary of Defense James Mattis attempted to take the constitutional approach to war by seeking Congressional approval before the strike, but he was overruled because that would take too much time, not allow for an actual investigation, and allow for time to the US to be proven wrong about their claims.

As the NY Times reported, Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said.

Instead of investigating the alleged attack or following the constitution, the US government engaged in an act of war against a sovereign country—and they did so based entirely on a hunch.

As CNN notes, the reality was that prior to the US strike, full confirmation could not be made of whether Syria had used sarin in its attack.

“It’s a hard, long process, especially in an attack like this without physical access to victims, site. Therefore we had to work with closest allies quickly to ensure we had confidence in the intelligence picture, enabling policymakers to choose best course of action,” an intelligence official told CNN.

The Trump administration determined a “standard of evidence had been met,” the official said.

What’s more, western journalists, who are actually on the ground investigating the attack, have reported that no such chemical strike happened and the widely circulated video was something entirely different.

As TFTP reported, critically acclaimed war reporter Robert Fisk published a stunning account of the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7, which included testimony from a doctor who works at the hospital featured in the widely circulated video purported to be the aftermath of a Syrian government chemical strike.

In an exclusive first-hand report for the Independent, Fisk, who has twice won the British Press Awards’ Journalist of the Year prize and is a seven-time winner of the British Press Awards’ Foreign Correspondent of the Year, reported:

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks–and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world– despite all the doubters–is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

Additionally, a report from Douma, Syria, by One America’s Pearson Sharp, confirmed Fisk’s reporting, noting that residents there deny an attack happened and instead claim it was staged by rebel forces in an effort to precipitate a response from western forces.

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Shock Video Shows Cops Kill Unarmed Man for Complying with Order to ‘Get Hands Out of Pockets’

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West Valley City, Utah – Disturbing body camera footage has been released that gives insight into the moments before an unarmed man was shot and killed by police officers who opened fire as he appeared to comply with their orders to put his hands in the air.

Elijah James Smith, 20, was shot and killed by police just 10 seconds after two officers confronted him in a garage and started screaming, “Put your hands up now! Let me see your hands!”

The footage shows one officer approaching Smith in the garage with a Taser pointed towards him while the officer wearing the body camera keeps his distance with his handgun raised. Smith immediately raised his left hand, and when he started to raise his right hand, the officer who was wearing the body cam fired three consecutive shots.

According to a report from the Salt Lake City Tribune, after Smith’s body collapsed on the ground, the officers found that he was unarmed and the only object that was found near his body was a screwdriver. At no point during the encounter did Smith appear to be threatening the officers and as the video shows, he was complying with their commands.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. on April 8, and police said they initially started following Smith because he matched the profile of a suspect who was reported for stealing cell phones from a nearby store. The description they were searching for was “a black male, wearing a gray hoodie and black pants.

Police claimed they watched Smith jump over a fence and into a backyard where a homeowner told him to leave and he left two cell phones behind. They apparently could not confirm whether those phones were stolen, but the situation escalated when they knocked on the door of a neighboring home and a 13-year-old boy answered and told the officers, “There’s some, some guy here.”

The boy appeared confused as to why Smith had entered the home, but the report claimed he told police that he did not threaten them and instead said he needed to come inside for a drink and went straight to the garage. If Smith was on the run from police and he was responsible for the robbery, then it is not surprising that he would try to seek refuge in a random house.

However, the question is over whether he really posed a deadly threat to the officers who approached him at the time that they decided to take his life. West Valley Police Chief Colleen Jacobs told KSL News that she believes the officers gave Smith more than enough time to comply with their orders.

“From the time the officers opened the garage door until the shots were fired was approximately 24 seconds. They told him 15 times in those 24 seconds to show them his hands and to come out from hiding. And he had his hands out at one point. He chose to conceal both his hands and his person as he moved behind the car,” Jacobs said.

While it may be true that 24 seconds elapsed from the time the officers opened the garage door until the time they shot and killed Smith, the body camera footage shows that they waited until the last 10 seconds to enter the garage, screaming a flurry of commands before opening fire when Smith attempted to comply with their orders.

“As Mr. Smith continued to fail to comply with orders and he made that draw-stroke, both officers perceived that threat at the same time and they both fired,” Jacobs said, noting that one officer fired his gun three times and another officer deployed his Taster.

Dave Newlin, a member of Utahns Against Police Brutality, told the Tribune that he sees the shooting as a case where “it’s clear that police will see whatever they want to see in order to justify violence against people of color.”

The West Valley City Police Department sees what it wants to see: they see black men as inherently threatening. I see this as a clearly unjustified killing. This was murder,” Newlin said. “I see a terrified young man with his hand in the air, desperately and clearly trying to put up his other hand exactly as police have demanded. I see someone who is trapped after running for his life, who knows that at any moment, the violent racism of Utah’s police could take his life, as indeed it does.”

This case rings eerily similar to a recent shooting in Sacramento, California, where police targeted a 23-year-old man they believed was a robbery suspect. They followed Stephon Clark into his own backyard and waited less than 10 seconds between the time they saw him on a porch and the time they opened fire and shot 20 rounds in his direction. Clark was killed by the barrage of bullets, and when officers searched his body, the only object they found was his cellphone, which had been in his hand.

A GoFundMe account for Elijah Smith’s family has raised more than $6,200 for funeral expenses in the last week. The West Valley City Police Department confirmed that the officer who shot and killed him has been placed on a taxpayer-funded vacation, or administrative leave, until an internal investigation into his conduct is complete.

Smith’s childhood friend, Selena Montoya, told the Tribune that he dreamed of going to college at the University of Utah, and in the last text message she received from him, he asked how to apply. “I was excited to guide him and be his mentor to follow his dreams. But that was cut short by [the] West Valley Police Department. They cut his dreams. I don’t get to see Elijah graduate from college. I don’t get to see Elijah create that family that he always wanted,” she said.

Watch the body camera footage of the shooting:

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WATCH: Power-Tripping Cop Attacks Innocent Man, Showing Us Everything Wrong with Police

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Walnut Ridge, AR — With great power comes great responsibility, or so the quote goes. However, those who wield this great power over the public are often the ones who irresponsibly abuse this authority to inflict harm and oppress those they ostensibly protect. As the video below illustrates, this abuse of authority by power-tripping police officers lays waste to rights, puts innocent people in harm’s way, and is the antithesis to a free society.

The taxpayers of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas will soon be held accountable for the actions of their public servants as a lawsuit has been filed in response to infuriating tyranny caught on video. The incident began as a traffic stop and quickly escalated into an unlawful detention, assault, deprivation of rights and, eventually, conspiracy.

The victim in the video below, Adam Finley had done nothing wrong and had committed no crime when he was targeted by officer Matthew Mercado in December of 2016. Finley was simply on his way to work when Mercado pulled him over because he had out of state plates.

According to officer Mercado, having out of state plates was reasonable suspicion to harass and eventually attack and assault an innocent man.

As NEA reports, at the beginning of the stop, Mercado asked Finley why he was working on the railroad crossing. Finley was in an unmarked white work truck but had all of his work equipment on including an orange work coat and badge. The BNSF employee explained he worked for the railroad. This is when the lawsuit says Mercado took issue with Finley’s attitude and asked him to step out of the vehicle.

In spite of the fact that Finley obeyed every order the power-tripping officer barked, Mercado continued to curse, threaten, and escalate the situation. Eventually, Mercado would assault Finley by shoving him into the door of his truck and putting him in handcuffs.

As the officer searched through Finley’s truck, he continued to swear, threaten, and intimidate the innocent man. After flexing his authority for several minutes, this power-tripping cop eventually let Finley go—but not before issuing another threat—telling him that he would “ride the lightning” next time.

This would only be the beginning of Finley’s oppression, however. After he’d been unlawfully detained, Finley decided to file a complaint with the department to let them know how much of a loose cannon Mercado was.

Instead of taking his complaint, however, according to the lawsuit, the Walnut Ridge police department would then conspire to cover their officer’s actions and arrest Finley.

According to the report,

Finley went to Walnut Ridge Police Department to file a complaint right after this but that’s when he claims he was once again treated unfairly. He said he was interrogated by Chief of Police Chris Kirksey and Officer Matt Cook and following that, cited by Cook for refusal to submit and obstructing governmental operations.

The lawsuit calls this an attempt by the three law enforcement officers to “cover their actions” by charging Finley with two misdemeanor offenses.

Attorney Mark Rees is representing Finley and did not mince words he noted that the Walnut Ridge police had “vicious propensities.”

“If they would have taken the complaint, reprimanded the guy, and treated my guy respectfully when he entered the department, he wouldn’t have gotten a citation, wouldn’t have hired a lawyer, wouldn’t have came to my office and would have felt they did something,” said Rees. “But you live and learn.”

Now, because of the actions of the corrupt police department, the taxpayers of Walnut Ridge will be held to the fire.

The Free Thought Project agrees with the lawsuit when it refers to the situation in the video below as “outrageous and utterly intolerable in a civilized society.”

Below is a link to the Facebook page of the Walnut Ridge Police department. If you’d like to peacefully voice your concern over their officer’s actions and their subsequent reactions, please do so.

https://www.facebook.com/walnutridgepolice/

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