Jan 18

The end is nigh! Prophecy by ‘Italian Nostradamus’ made 500 years ago is at risk of coming true after Italian town is hit by two days of snow:

Over 500 years ago an Italian philosopher made the apocalyptic prediction that two consecutive days of snow in the sunny, southern Italian town of Salento would mean ‘the end of the world’.

Now Matteo Tafuri’s prophecy is at risk of coming true after freezing temperatures hit Italy’s Peninsula, blanketing Salento’s beaches in snow.

‘Italian Nostradamus’ Tafuri, who lived from 1492-1582, was one of the most eminent personalities of Apulia region of Italy in the 16th century.

Warning that two days of Salento would lead to the end of the world, he wrote: ‘Salento of palm trees and mild south wind, snowy Salento but never after the touch. Two days of snow, two flashes in the sky, I know the world ends, but I do not yearn.’

H/t reader kevin a.
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The end of the world as we know it …
“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”

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Jan 04

Riots Engulf Italian Migrant Centre Following Asylum Seeker Death:

A riot erupted in a reception centre in Venice following the death of an African migrant. Migrants lit fires and staff were unable to escape for hours.

The riot began after the body of a 25-year-old female migrant from the Ivory Coast was found in the shower of the camp. Migrants began smashing objects and started fires after they had cut off power in the reception centre, reports Swiss paper Blick.

Fearing violence, the 25 employees barricaded themselves in their offices. The riots lasted for hours, and employees were only able to get out of the centre at around midnight once police had managed to neutralise the situation. Continue reading »

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Jan 03

Why The Italian Government Can’t Stop Refugee-Smuggling Boats? Because It Doesn’t Want To:

Via GEFIRA,

The rule of law is often invoked by as a Western value that “populist” movements want to destroy, yet the establishment’s own governments have long suspended that very same rule of law when it comes to immigration. The most evident example of this is the immigration policy started by the Italian Letta government in 2013 and continued since then under the Renzi government.

In October 2013, the Letta government, facing waves of refugees escaping the chaos of Western backed-Arab Spring in Libya, which later transpired as nothing more than insurgencies of Islamic radical groups, launched the operation “Mare Nostrum” or “Our Sea”, which consisted in the use of the Italian navy near Libyan waters to rescue asylum seekers from the African coast.

As noble as its motivation may be, a side effect of the operation was to encourage even more people to undertake sea travel because now they are certain that the Italian navy will rescue them. The result was a 224% increase in the number of boats leaving Libya, which translates into an average of almost 10 million euro a month for the Italian government. Continue reading »

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Jan 03

FYI.


Matteo Salvini: Europe ‘Soft’, Islam is Incompatible with Our Values:

“If you want to live in peace, you have to prepare for war” Lega Nord leader Matteo Salvini has said, stating that Europe must rethink its migration policies following the terror attack at a Christmas market in Berlin.

The head of the Italian Eurosceptic party also told Die Welt he’s proud to be a populist and, noting that Europe has never been so “soft”, warned that the continent is in danger of losing its identity and values. Continue reading »

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Dec 30

Italy Urges Europe To Begin Censoring Free Speech On The Internet:

First it was the US, then Germany blamed much of what is wrong in society on “fake news”, and not, say, a series of terrible decisions made by politicians. Now it is Italy’s turn to call for an end to “fake news”, which in itself would not be troubling, however, the way Giovanni Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body, demands the European Union “cracks down” on what it would dub “fake news” is nothing short of a total crackdown on all free speech, and would give local governments free reign to silence any outlet that did not comply with the establishment propaganda.

In an interview with the FT, Pitruzzella said the regulation of false information on the internet was best done by the state rather than by social media companies such as Facebook, an approach taken previously by Germany, which has demanded that Facebook end “hate speech” and has threatened to find the social network as much as €500K per “fake” post.

Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body since 2011, said “EU countries should set up independent bodies — co-ordinated by Brussels and modeled on the system of antitrust agencies — which could quickly label fake news, remove it from circulation and impose fines if necessary.”  Continue reading »

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Dec 30

Church makes nativity scene with Mary wearing BURKA to promote Islam:

AN Italian priest has caused outrage over his controversial nativity scene which portrays an Islamic interpretation of the traditional Christian nativity scene.

Franco Corbo, the priest at St Anne’s church in the southern city of Potenza in Basilicata, has created a nativity scene which has caused outrage with local inhabitants.Mr Corbo has depicted the traditional nativity scene with Mary wearing a veil and the figures of Joseph and the shepherds are all wearing traditional Muslim clothing. Continue reading »

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Dec 27

FYI.


Italy seeks prostitutes to “satisfy the sexual desires” of immigrants:

An immigration center in the village of Vipiteno, Italy, has put out an advert seeking to employ female prostitutes for the immigrants.

A “cooperator” from the center posted this advert on Facebook:

Young women, possibly German speaking, and seeking to satisfy the sexual desires of 44 migrants guests at the reception centre of Vipiteno,

And surprise, surprise! This news has been largely ignored by mainstream media in Italy. Continue reading »

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Dec 24

Italian Supervolcano Is Stirring but It’s Not a Red Alert… Yet

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Dec 21

Italy To Nationalize Monte Paschi After Private Sector Rescue Fails:

Update: the FT writes that the Italian govt set to take a stake between 50% and 70% in Monte dei Paschi, up from the current 4% stake, as part of the government’s third bailout in as many years. As the FT adds, “the government rescue, which had long been resisted in Rome, is designed to draw a line under the slow-burn crisis in Italian banking that has alarmed investors and become the main source of concern for European financial regulators.”

It remains to be seen if Germany, long a critic of state bailouts, will be as agreeable.

Meanwhile, Pier Carlo Padoan, the Italin finmin, insisted that apart from a few “critical” situations, Italy’s banking system was “solid and healthy”. He vowed to “minimise, if not erase” any impact of the public intervention on the savings of ordinary citizens. Continue reading »

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Dec 17

‘Give us more money or we will kill you’ Migrants kidnap refugee centre workers in Italy:

THREE African migrants ended up in jail after threatening to kill refugee centre workers unless they handed over more cash and improved the quality of food they served.

The men, one from Nigera and two from Gambia, sparked outage when they turned against the voluntary helpers.

The shocking incident erupted in at a refugee centre in the southern Italian town of Potenza.

According to local reports the men were given food, clothes and their daily allowance of £3.30 but became angry and shouted: “If you don’t give us more money and better food, we will kill you”. Continue reading »

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Dec 15

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Virginia Raggi said Mayors need to welcome refugees with open arms

Rome on verge of WAR between migrants and the poor, mayor of Italy’s capital warns:

ROME is on the verge of war as friction grows between poor Italians and and an increasing number of migrants, the city’s mayor has warned.

Virginia Raggi told an immigration summit of European city leaders mayors need to be the first to welcome refugees with “warmth, shelter and accommodation”.She was speaking just days after a Moroccan family was prevented from moving into a council flat given to them by the authorities after neighbours shouted: “We do not want these n*****s.”Italy has seen the largest increase in migrant arrivals to Europe this year after the European Union (EU) made a deal with Turkey which meant migrants headed to Italy instead of Greece. Continue reading »

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Dec 13

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Italy’s Largest Bank Laying Off 14,000, Raising €13 Billion In Business Overhaul:

UniCredit announced on Tuesday a major restructuring plan to raise €13 billion in capital to return the Italian bank to profitability, hoping that a balance-sheet cleanup and cost cuts will persuade investors that Italy’s biggest bank can restore profitability even without much revenue growth. As part of the three-year strategy, the bank plans to shed an additional 6,500 jobs, bringing the total to 14,000, as it aims for 1.7 billion euros of annual cost savings. The bank is targeting 4.7 billion euros of net profit in 2019 with a return on tangible equity above 9%, Milan-based UniCredit laid out in a presentation this morning. Continue reading »

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Dec 12

European bid to STOP Brexit: Italy PM shamelessly admits delight at UK exit not happening:

THE MAN charged with succeeding Matteo Renzi as Italian Prime Minister has previously suggested Britain may not leave the EU despite the Brexit vote.

Paolo Gentiloni, a Renzi loyalist who served as Foreign Minister, has been .Mr Renzi on constitutional reform last week.

Mr Gentiloni, 62, takes over with Italy facing a banking crisis and a rise in anti-establishment and eurosceptic parties.

Speaking back in July, Mr Gentiloni suggested he would be delighted if Brexit was ignored and suggested the UK Government would be permitted to defy the will of the British people.

He told BBC HARDtalk the UK still had time to change its mind. Continue reading »

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Dec 11

Related info:

ISPI coordinated the Annual Trilateral Commission Assembly (28 April 2016):

The 2016 Plenary Assembly of the Trilateral Commission took place in Rome from 15 to 17 April. ISPI provided scientific coordination of this conference which was attended by 280 businesspersons, politicians and journalists from Europe, North America and Asia – including China and India – Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

The list of speakers who joined the Trilateral Commission conference includes: Paolo Gentiloni, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Senator Mario Monti; Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council; Ali Babacan; Turkish Deputy Prime Minister (2009-2015); Paul Gallagher; Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See; Han Sung-Joo, Foreign Minister of South Korea (1993-1994); Ruan Zongze Vice Chairman of China’s Institute of International Studies; Shyam Saran, former Chairman of India’s National Security Advisory Board; Alexei Kudrin, Russian Finance Minister (2000-2011); Enrico Letta, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po; Carlo Messina, Managing Director and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo; Gianfelice Rocca, President of Techint Group; Giuseppe Vita, Chairman of UniCredit; Elisabeth Guigou, the French National Assembly Member, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair the Anna Lindh Foundation, Alexandria.

Peter Sutherland, UN SRSG for International Migration, Louise Arbour, former Canadian UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, presented the Trilateral annual report on International Migration and Refugee Flows.


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Paolo Gentiloni Picked As Italy’s New Prime Minister:

With the ECB snubbing Italy on Friday, and refusing to grant insolvent bank Monte Paschi more time to find a financial rescue, it was of paramount urgency for Italy to announce a replacement government that of outgoing prime minister Matteo Renzi, in order to mitigate concerns about the ongoing political chaos.  As a result, on Sunday, Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella asked departing Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni – a loyalist from Renzi’s Democratic Party – to form a new government, in the process hopefully bringing to a close a political crisis triggered by a ‘no vote’ in a referendum on constitutional reform last weekend. Continue reading »

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Dec 07

Half of southern Italians at risk of poverty:

One in four Italians is at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a new report from national statistics agency Istat has found. According to the estimates, almost 17.5 million people in the country live in poverty.

Families with children are more at risk of poverty than ever, with those having at least three children at highest risk. Data shows that last year 48.3 percent of them were struggling to make ends meet. That figure was up from 39.4 percent in 2014.

Overall, the poverty rate in Italy has remained stable at 28.7 percent compared with 28.3 percent a year earlier. Continue reading »

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Dec 06

Italy’s Monte Paschi Told To “Prepare For State Bailout”:

Bankers are running out of private-sector solutions for Monte dei Paschi di Siena and have told the Italian lender to prepare for a state bailout this weekend after prime minister Matteo Renzi was felled by a referendum defeat.

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Dec 06

Italy Breaks Immigration Record in 2016:

This week the number of immigrants entering Italy since January 1 shattered the previous yearly record from 2014, moving beyond the 170,000 mark.

The most recent data show that 172,444 migrants have landed on Italian shores so far during 2016, a 20 percent increase over the same period in 2015. Arrivals as of this week broke the prior yearly record of 170,100 migrants and refugees who landed in Italy in 2014. Continue reading »

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Dec 06

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Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson are joined by Mark Anderson for today’s news, including:
START:    Mark Anderson attends the Global Warming: An Inconvenient Lie Conference
10:00:      The fake news agenda leads to legislation in the US
23:50       Italian referendum result and comments on the Brexit supreme court hearing
25:20       Europol and the EU’s Most Wanted campaign
30:00       Another area of Aleppo falls to Syrian forces, remaining terrorists begin to negotiate
31:37       Jens Stoltenberg kicks off the NATO foreign ministers meeting …
35.25       … Boris Johnson lies about it
37:00       Local Authority asset stripping of pensioners in full force
48:00       Government releases lates National Infrastructure Pipeline
H/t reader I.G.

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Dec 04

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Renzi Loses Italian Referendum By Wide Margin; “Northern League” Calls For Early Elections – Live Blog:

To summarize, this is what has happened so yet another major blow to the European political status quo:

  1. Italy PM Renzi lost by a huge margin, with the latest estimate somewhere around 59% voting “No” to Renzi’s proposed constitutional referendum.
  2. In a speech moments after the results were announced, Renzi confirmed he would hand in his resignation tomorrow, adding he isn’t available to lead a caretaker government in a blow to many sellside forecasters he would do just that
  3. As Bloomberg notes, the scale of the loss and how quickly it happened cast a huge shadow on the fate of the continent headed into 2017.
  4. Italy’s opposition parties, from Grillo’s Five Star Movement to Calvini’s “Northern League” to Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, seem to be aiming for early elections as soon as possible, “after making a few tweaks to the current electoral law.” Grillo said this can be done in “one week.”
  5. The blow out result of the referendum is a confirmation that anti-euro populists are ascendent in Europe. Expect more long nights in the months to come, especially in France and the Netherlands which are the two next big potential dominoes to fall.
  6. What’s next? According to Bloomberg, “Italy is in for a period of high instability. The prospect of a prolonged, bitter electoral campaign won’t do any good to the country’s already anemic recovery. Not to mention its battered banks who may have to ask for public aid.”
  7. The EURUSD dropped to the lowest level since March 2015, sliding uner 1.05 briefly, but has since recovered some of its initial losses:

“The experience of my government ends here,” Renzi said in a televised address to the nation after early voting results suggested his ‘Yes’ camp may have lost the referendum by as much as 20 points. Continue reading »

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Nov 30

H/t reader squodgy:

“Juncker says no to more referendums on EU membership because he fears for his pension.

((- Juncker ORDERS Europe: Don’t hold any more referendums as voters will choose to LEAVE))

However there are two separate issues here and referenda for a variety of issues will be used all over Europe to dilute and divert emotion and attention away from the federal elephant in the room.”


The Future of the Eurozone Could Be Decided on December 4th in Austria and Italy:

Is this the most important time in the EU’s history?

Italy and Austria take votes at the beginning of December that could destabilize or even end the euro and the EU itself.

This is part of a destabilizing trend that we’ve long noted and anticipated, some 16 months ago with the destruction of the EU’s Schengen agreement that used to stand for free-travel throughout Europe.

The two potential upheavals are the Italian referendum and the Austrian election, both of which are set to occur on the same day, December 4th. Continue reading »

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Nov 27

Italy: The Biggest Elephant Jeopardizing Europe and the Euro

H/t reader squodgy:

“But the power drunks will try to maintain the trend towards totalitarianism. The likes of Juncker and Draghi simply cannot pull their noses out of the trough.”

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Nov 27

African Migrants Riot Against ‘Racist’ Italians: ‘Allah Will Guide Us in Revenge’

H/t reader kevin a.

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Nov 24

Italy Report: ‘More Immigrants = More Crime’:

There is a direct correlation between the number of immigrants entering the country and the rise in the crime rate, according to a report published Wednesday by the Italian daily, Il Giornale.

In its front page report titled “More Immigrants = More Crime,” the newspaper cited results from a recent study conducted by the Confcommercio group on the statistical connection between crime and immigration.

The report found that in a determined area, if the number of immigrants increases by 1 percent, the crime rate in the same area goes up by 0.4 percent. Continue reading »

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Nov 22

1,400 Migrants Rescued by Italian Coastguard in One Day:

(REUTERS) – Some 1,400 boat migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe have been rescued so far on Tuesday, Italy’s coastguard said, after at least 11 overcrowded boats set out from Libya amid calm seas.

Rescuers have also recovered eight dead bodies. The coast guard ship Diciotti took seven corpses from a rubber boat, while one body was recovered from another rubber vessel by the Topaz, a ship run by humanitarian group Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS).

Italy’s coastguard coordinated the rescues off the Libya coast, including helicopter airlifts of three migrants in need of immediate hospital care, a spokeswoman said. Continue reading »

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Nov 22

Italy Set to Break Yearly Immigration Record in 2016:

With more than 168,500 migrants landing on Italian shores since January and more pouring in every day, 2016 promises to break previous records for the number of migrants arriving on the peninsula.

For the year-to-date, 2016 arrivals are up a significant 17.28 percent over the same time last year, and 4.41 percent compared to the previous record year of 2014.

Italy is now only 1,500 persons away from breaking the 2014 record of 170,100 migrants and refugees who landed in Italy that year. Continue reading »

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Nov 21

FYI.

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– Trump and Clinton are both Rothschild puppets.


Nov 20, 2016

H/t reader squodgy:

“Oh Dear!
What will happen to all those with their noses in the trough?
Will we ever be able to dismantle the Parkinson’s Law of bureaucracy?
Will we get our lives back?
Will we be able to make decisions again for ourselves, based on logic & reason?

No effing chance, they’ll just replace it all with Martial Law…..in our interests!!”

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Nov 18

Italian Coastguard Brings 500 African Migrants Ashore in a One Day

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Nov 01

H/t reader squodgy:

“The recent frequency of Earthquakes in Italy is interesting.

If it isn’t israel’s Dimona HAARP causing it (a big ‘IF’) then could it be some celestial gravitational interference from say a small solar system including a brown dwarf star?”

Related (Israel & brown dwarf star) info:

Jim Stone: UPDATE: ISRAEL IS SAYING THE EARTHQUAKES IN ITALY WERE “RETRIBUTION”

Nibiru Will Pass Earth Before November 2017, The Evidence, Investigator David Meade – Evidence For The 2017 Arrival Of Planet X / Nibiru/Hercolubus/Wormwood/Tyche/Nemesis

Chilean Astronomer Carlos Muñoz Ferrada: Hercolubus (Planet X, Nibiru, Nemesis, Tyche, Wormwood) Is Coming (Video)

USGS Climatologist: Nibiru (Planet X, Nemesis, Tyche, Wormwood, Hercolubus) Will Ravage The Earth

John Moore: Top Special Forces Soldier says Planet X (Nibiru, Nemesis, Tyche, Wormwood, Hercolubus) Is Coming (Video)


Is the ‘big one’ about to hit Rome? Series of tremors and volcano’s reawakening prompt fears of major quake:

A series of earthquakes which struck central Italy in the past two months has sparked fears that the country’s capital may be at risk from a “big one”.

The tremors – all followed by powerful aftershocks – proved the final straw for a number of important architectural landmarks, including the Abbey of Sant-Eutizio in Umbria, and damaged several churches and buildings in the heart of Rome, including the Colosseum

Whilst scientists say there is no risk that Rome will be hit by a “big one”, something different may be threatening the Eternal City – a dormant volcano. Continue reading »

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Oct 30

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Via Jim Stone:

UPDATE: ISRAEL IS SAYING THE EARTHQUAKES IN ITALY WERE “RETRIBUTION”

LIKUD DEPUTY MINISTER KARA: “I’m sure that the earthquake happened because of the UNESCO decision.”

My response: That is tantamount to self incrimination!

And with the earthquake tech more than just myth and rumor, we all know what that means! Read the last line of the linked article, which is “After recovering from the earthquake, Kara met with the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, and tried to convince the cardinal to change the Vatican’s position on the UNESCO decision.” WHAT??!!?? I can imagine what was said: “Do you want us to wipe you out with earthquakes? We have the tech. We do it wherever we want. HOW MANY MORE EARTHQUAKES DO YOU WANT?

The answer was NO, we are not changing our decision on Palestine. AND THEN THE EARTHQUAKES RESUMED, A FULL MAGNITUDE HIGHER.

H/t reader squodgy:

“Interesting. First Haiti, then Fukushima…..now Italy.”

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Oct 29

We Want Armani and Hugo Boss: Migrants Demand Designer Clothes:

African migrants who took the streets in protest and blocked traffic in Venice this week have been demanding designer clothes, the president of the Cooperativa Sociale Onlus has revealed.

Lorenzo Chinalleto, whose cooperative hosts migrants at the Hotel Byron in the Venice province, said migrants respond with displeasure when receiving clothes from Catholic charity Caritas and other charitable bodies, because the goods are unbranded.

He explained: “Unfortunately they come to Italy with the asylum reception systems of northern Europe as a model. When they arrived we gave them clothes, standard clothes. Continue reading »

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